Early days in Williams County, OH, including the communities of Bryan, West Unity, Stryker, Edgerton, Montpelier and Edon, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this NEW 16 Page Booklet reprinted from the 1892 Centennial edition of Henry Howe's Historical Collections of Ohio and other 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, suitable for framing. These include the public square in Bryan in 1890, a photo of Bryan taken in 1886, and a Pioneer Railroad scene. Among the many and diverse topics covered are: David Williams, Revolutionary War hero; early settlers; a deer killing contest; bear stories; the brutal murder of a six-year-old boy; lost children; the story of the Andrew's Raid during the Civil War; the half-way farmer and the church steeple; the lost forests; valuable stumps; medicinal value of onions; and a trio of cat stories! GENEALOGY BUFFS will find a list of 1888 county officers and businesses. A 1933 look at the history of newspapers in the county, a map showing the 88 Ohio counties and a map of 1805 Ohio are also included.
Williams County, OH
Sources: Historical Collections of Ohio/ History of Williams County Ohio
Authors: Henry Howe
Original Publication Year: 1892
Original Publisher: F.A. Bailey and Co.
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