Monthly Archive: June 2013

Jun 28

Index of Liberty Township Estray Book, Earmarks I-Z

I have been writing about the Liberty Township Estray Book and indexing the registered Earmarks. The first part of the book deals with stray animals while the second half of the book contains the descriptions of livestock earmarks registered by the farmers of Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. Earmarks were various cuts in an animal’s …

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Jun 25

Tombstone Tuesday–Nicholas Hoehamer

This is the tombstone of Nicholas Hoehamer, located in Mount Hope Cemetery, Jefferson Township, Adams County, Indiana. The marker is inscribed: Nicholas Hoehamer 1845-1914 Last week I wrote about William and Barbara (Hoehamer) Allmandinger. They attended Zion Lutheran Chatt and later Zion Lutheran Schumm and information about the couple was in the records of both …

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Jun 21

Index of Liberty Township Estray Book

Was your ancestor a livestock owner in Liberty Township in the mid-1800s? If so, he probably registered his livestock’s earmark brand with the clerk in this Mercer County, Ohio, township. I wrote about the Liberty Township Estray Book in last week’s blog post. The first part of this old book deals with stray animals while …

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Jun 18

Tombstone Tuesday–William C. & Barbara S. Allmandinger

This is the tombstone of William C. and Barbara S. Allmandinger, located in the last row of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Schumm, Van Wert County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed: ALLMANDINGER Mother Barbara S. 1877-1929 Father William C. 1867-1919 Gone but not forgotten As I mentioned last week, William and Barbara Allmandinger attended both Zion Lutheran …

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Jun 13

Estray Book of Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio

Back in the 1800s wandering livestock was a problem that was caused primarily from the lack of fencing. This was such a problem that rules and regulations were made to deal with the stray livestock. In Ohio the first act regulating estrays was created 7 February 1804. [1] What is an estray? The definition, according …

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