Early days in Holmes County, OH, and its various communities, including Millersburg, Killbuck, Winesburgh, Holmesville, Berlin and Black Creek, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 16 Page Booklet of excerpts reproduced directly from the 1892 Centennial edition of Henry Howe's Historical Collections of Ohio, The Ohio Guide (a 1940 WPA project) and other hard-to-find sources. The spiral-bound booklet is printed one-sided on 60# paper with the fine print enlarged for easier reading. A sheet of clear vinyl has been added to protect the front cover. IN ADDITION TO THE BOOKLET the buyer will receive THREE Computer-Enhanced 8 1/2 x 11 Prints of engravings from the original Howe book reproduced on parchtex paper. These include Millersburg in 1886, a drawing of Millersburg made in 1846, and a drawing of a Buckeye branch, shown below. This little booklet is packed with many diverse topics: Early settlers, including Jonathan Grant and Jonathan Butler; a devastating fire in Millersburg; Pennsylvania emigration to Ohio with names of many attending "The Pennsylvania Picnic" in 1880, the nomination of Abraham Lincoln with the aid of Dr. Robert Enos; the Dunkards; the Holmes County Rebellion (in opposition to the draft); and Dr. James Irvine, Millersburg's first mayor. The Howe history covers the development of this area until about 1890, while excerpts from the WPA book, give a nostalgic glimpse from a 1940 vantage point, including interesting historical notes, especially as they relate to sightseeing possibilities. GENEALOGY BUFFS will find many names of early settlers, as well as a list of 1888 county officers and businesses. A 1933 look at the history of newspapers in the county, a brief 1941 article on Simon Girty, a map showing the 88 Ohio counties and a map of 1805 Ohio are included.
Holmes County, OH
Sources: Historical Collections of Ohio/ History of Holmes County Ohio
Authors: Henry Howe
Original Publication Year: 1892
Original Publisher: F.A. Bailey and Co.
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