Early days in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, and its various communities -- New Philadelphia, Dover, Zoar, Dennison, Uhrichsville, Port Washington, New Comerstown, Mineral City, Bolivar, West Chester, Shanesville, Blake's Mill and Gnadenhutten -- are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 39 Page Booklet reprinted primarily from the 1892 Centennial edition of Henry Howe's Historical Collections of Ohio, The Ohio Guide (a WPA Writers Project), and other hard-to-find sources. The spiral-bound booklet is single-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 book, suitable for framing. These include the 1846 view of the New Philadelphia, an 1887 photo of New Philadelphia and an 1846 sketch of Dover. Among the many and diverse topics in the booklet are: Evidence of Man in Ohio's Ice Age; Moravian Mission Slaughter; James Patrick, Journalist; Gnadenhutten Monument; David Zeisberger; Dispute over who was "First White Child" born in Ohio; Indian View of Marriage; Fort Laurens and an Indian Attack; and the German Communist Settlement at Zoar. GENEALOGY BUFFS will find a list of 1888 county officers and businesses along with biographical information on Christian Frederick Post, John Gottlier heckewelder, Maria Heckewelder, John Roth, John Jacob Schmick, John G. Jungman, William Edwards, Michael Jung, Benjamin Mortimer, Joseph M. Bimeler and Judge John C. Wright. 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. A 1933 history of newspapers in the county, brief articles on the Stone Fort, the Zeisberger grave, Amish and Mennonites in the area and the Garver Brothers and maps showing the 88 Ohio counties and 1805 Ohio are also included.
Tuscarawas County, OH
Sources: Historical Collections of Ohio/ History of Tuscarawas County Ohio
Authors: Henry Howe
Original Publication Year: 1892
Original Publisher: F.A. Bailey and Co.
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