Category Archive: Mercer County Ohio

Sep 21

Book about 1872 Murder Near Chatt

Most everyone who grew up in the Chatt area has heard about the murder of 13-year-old Mary Secaur in June 1872 and of the lynching of the two men who were jailed for her murder, Absalom Kimmel and Alexander McLeod. Mary Arabelle Secaur was murdered on her way home from church one Sunday, murdered east …

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Mar 24

More Local Obituary Abstracts, 1834-1850

Last week I posted some local obituary abstracts from the book Abstracts of Obituaries in the Western Christian Advocate, 1834-1850, compiled by Margaret R. Waters, Dorothy Riker, and Doris Leistner, copyright 1988, Indiana Historical Society. More information about this compilation is at the end of this post. Below are a few more local obituaries from …

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Mar 17

Some Local Obituary Abstracts, 1834-1850

I was doing a little spring cleaning and trying to reorganize my office when I came across a book that I forgot I had, Abstracts of Obituaries in the Western Christian Advocate, 1834-1850. It was compiled by Margaret R. Waters, Dorothy Riker, and Doris Leistner, copyright 1988, Indiana Historical Society. It took a lot of …

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Apr 03

1914 Appraiser’s Plat Book, Liberty Township

The past couple weeks I have shown some 1910 plat maps of Blackcreek Township. While at the courthouse I did not find 1910 maps of Liberty Township, nor do I have Liberty Township’s 1910 Quadrennial Assessor’s Report. However I did find the 1914 Appraiser’s Plat book for Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. The maps in …

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Mar 27

More 1910 Plat Maps of Blackcreek Township

This week I decided to post some more of the Blackcreek Township plat maps from the 1910 Decennial Appraisement book. Last week I posted images of sections 29-32, sections which are on both sides of State Route 49 going north from Chatt. Today’s section images continue north toward Willshire, again on both sides of Route …

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