History of Allen County, Ohio, and Representative Citizens

History of Allen County, Ohio, and Representative Citizens

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ... been a member of Lima Masonic Lodge No. 205, F. & A. M. Politically he is identified with the Republican party. Visitors at the hospitable home of Mr. and Mrs. Breese find them delightful entertainers. They both can recall so many interesting events of a half century ago, when life was a little harder in Allen County than it is to-day, and the listener carries away knowledge that he could scarcely have obtained from other sources. Among other interesting reminiscences, they tell of the days when a cook-stove was enough of a curiosity in their locality to attract visitors from miles away. As corn meal was a staple food and mills were far distant, it was the custom to grate corn on a tin grater which, in all probability, had been made at home. No road commissioners had yet looked after the public highways and trips to and from the market towns were difficult to make at some seasons of the year and frequently impossible. Mr. Breese remembers his little Indian playmates to have been just as ready in games as white boys and just as faithful in their attachments. Game was very plentiful and Mr. Breese had the reputation of being a "dead shot." Vhen 16 years of age he had a longbarreled cap gun given him by his father, who had purchased it of a neighbor who did not know its age at that time. It deserves a place among the county's historic archives..Irs. Breese remembers going to school and also to church, in the old log Court House, built in 1832, just after the organization of Allen County. Mr. and Mrs. Breese have a number of valuable household properties which lovers of historic treasures would greatly value, one of these being a sugar bowl which her people bought at Urbana prior to coming here in 1832. The old family clock...show more

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  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 395g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236840194
  • 9781236840196