REFERENCE MATERIAL LIST

01/24/2017

IN MEMORY OF WILLIAM "BILL" GUNDER MARCH 24, 2015

REFERENCE MATERIAL LIST
ARCANUM HISTORICAL SOCIETY
123 WEST GEORGE STREET
ARCANUM, OH 45304
CALL 937-417-3746 FOR APPOINTMENT

ARCANUM BOOKS
Arcanum Centennial Celebration 1949-1950
The Secret Place
Arcanum-A Secret Place-The Sequel
The Secret Town-William Gunder

 

BOOKS
Historic National Road in OH By the OH Historical Society
The Dean of Steam Fire Engine Builders By Ed Hass
OH Statistics- 1879
History Richland Co., OH 1807-1880
Ridpath’s History of United States
The American People and Their Old World Ancestors by Vollintine
Ancient History by Rollin
History of Colony of New Haven, Connecticut Vol. 1 & 2 by Edward Atwater
Fort Nesbit by Donald Asman
Newton Twp. Civil War Monument Pleasant Hill, OH 1895-1995
Tipp City Tippecanoe Sesqui-Centennial 1840-1990
Tracing Your Irish Ancestors by John Grenham
History Castine 1822-1976
1976 Bi-Centennial Pitsburg
Families from Gordon, OH 1949-1998 by Abraham Lincoln
Kids from Gordon by Abraham Lincoln
Historical Vol. 1 Memories of Miami Valley
Anthony Wayne & OH Indian Wars
Families of Darke Co OH
History of Darke Co, OH 1880 by W. H. Beers
Down Memory Lane by Jeanette Burke (stories from Ithaca, OH)
History of Darke Co. Bar by Hugh Staley 1985
What I forgot to Remember Book 2 by Betty Mehaffie Hissong Sutton (have 3 volumes)
Greenville Broadway Memories 1845-1992 by Mary Catherine Wilson
Discover Darke County, OH
Ft. Jefferson by Frazer Ellis Wilson
The St. Clair and Wayne Trails by Toni Seiler
Ft. Jefferson-1907 Monument Dedication by Wesley Viets
Great Dayton Flood 1913
DAR Patriot Index 1966, 1979
Lewisburg Sesquicentennial 1818-1968
Vance Family History
Mackey Family 1729-1975
Some Mackey Settlers Along Mason Dixon Line
Miami Valley Ohio Pioneers Index by Lindsay Brien
Siler Family
Ulrich Rinehart Family 1704-1985
Verona Centennial 1855-1955
Families of Darke Co. OH Vol. 2

CEMETERIES
Cemetery Inscriptions Darke Co Vol I, 3, 4, 5 by Anita Short
Greenville Union Cemetery 1965-1994 Records
Castine and Abbottsville 1923-2004
Castine 1952-1987

CENSUS
1870 Mercer Co. OH
Darke Co. OH 1850,1900, 1910
Federal Census 1820 OH
Montgomery Co. OH 1900

CHURCH
Arcanum Methodist Church Board Meetings Minutes 1948-1959
Arcanum United Brethren 
Ninevah Church History 

DEEDS
John & Ethel Delaplane abstract land title 1937
Mattie Ivester to Carl Rosser
Administrator deed for J.M. Bickel, executor for Mattie Ivester 1924

DIRECTORIES
1925 Directory for Monroe, Franklin, Twin, & Van Buren Townships
Darke Co. Farm & Business Directory for 1949-1951,1958
1936 Darke County Directory
Farm Journal Rural Directory 1916
Eldorado, New Paris, & West Manchester 1957
Reference Book for Darke Co., OH for 1996
Robinson’s Darke Co. Rural Directory for 1961,1964,1967, 1969-70,19771979, 1981,1983 1985
Greenville City Directories for 1965,1985,1989,1992,1993,1996,1997,1998

FAMILY BIBLE’S
Anna Shepherd

FAMILY HISTORIES
Loy Family 1732-1965
Johann Werner Ohlwein 1756-1826; His Descendents in America By Lena Belle Olwine Mullen 1987
Joseph Leander Fourman Family Tree by Phyllis E. Fourman Shields and David Shields
Levi Frazee 1640-1999 By Carolyn Frazee
Bradberg & Hawkey Families by Mary E. Pearce & Carolyn Frazee
Fourmans of Darke County (Descendants of Johannes Fourman & Catherine Stager) by Darrell Delk
Jacob Troutwine Family by Fred and Carolyn Troutwine (Besecker,Oswald,Carroll,Dohner)
Family Group Sheet for James Cushwa and Virginia Townsend, owner of saloon where AWTHS is today.
Noah and Silas Fourman Family History & photos by Carolyn Fourman Fisher
Banta, Brehm and Davison History by Carolyn Fourman Fisher
Families of Bryron Brown (Johan (Diebelbesin) Devilbiss, John Ogle & Elizabeth Petersdotter, Edward Dorsey & Anne, William Smute & Grace Wood, William Scarborough & Agnes Farrar, Henry Haworth & Elizabeth, John Coppock & Margaret Coalson, Giovanni Comolli & Aurelia Clementina Arioli)
Descendants of Johannes Fuhrmann by Melody Fox
Descendants of John Adam Steger by Melody Fox
David Olwine & Sarah Ann Graybill Day Book Records
Adam Minnich Bible Notes (digital)
Moses Arnold and Rachel Lynch; and Dwight Arnold histories (digital)
William John Bailey Family History

John Smith and Sophia McNutt Family History
Mary Pearce Collection of Jordan-Guting (Geeting)-Jenkins-Dent-Myers *see surname list
Tom Hanes Collection of Shank-Corwin-Bonham-Gordon-Yount-Hanes *see surname list
Susan H. Kendall Collection of Sharp-Delk-and related families *see surname list
George Wilt-Digital History
Bruce Shank Family History (includes area tour directions)
Annette Sease Stewart Family History of Sease, Brumbaugh, Fourman, Culbertson, Hofacker, Michael

Homer Royer Family 

ORAL HISTORIES (DIGITAL)

Betty Mehaffie Sutton
Byron Baker and Ruth Dull
George Oswalt
Kathryn Bristley Condon
Kerlin Wilt
Lloyd Hunt
Mabel Byrd Clark

Sylvia Booker Utz

FAMILY STORIES
The Life and Times of Harold Anthony By Harold Anthony- Reflections Binder
Oren Family Stories-Rev. Ira Oren, Ruth, and Virginia Oren Groves

GATEWAY TO THE WEST
Is a fully indexed and searchable version of the Ohio genealogy magazine Gateway to the West, which was published by Anita Short and Ruth Bowers from 1967 to 1987. From common pleas court records, guardianships, naturalizations, and deed abstracts to the more conventional births, marriages, deaths, cemetery records, and wills, Gateway offered a range of genealogical source material spanning 76 of Ohio's 88 counties. 1800-1850 time frame. (Index in Oct. 2006 AWTHS Newsletter)

GERMAN BAPTIST VINCIATOR
Obituary Index-Issues to 1987
Oak Hill District 1996
Obituary Index-September 1991
Index to July 1983
Index-All issues to Dec. 1995

LETTERS
Correspondence involving Lizzy Perrin, Dottie Rench, Corrin Perrin, & Katie Krelp 1884-1886
Letter from Miami Co. to extend Rt. 55
Letter Ondo Ivester death 1889
Album about John F. Rosser including civil war letters to wife Lucy
Ithaca families (Wert,Brock,Burke,Unger,Kiblinger,Ridenour,Cromwell) Two Vol.’s of letters, photos, obits, and hand written family genealogy names and notes. Donated by Jean Baldwin Price
Autograph book of Lydia Fourman late 1800’s

NATIONAL GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY
1975: September
1977: September
1977: December
1978: March
1980: September
1981: March & September
1982: March
1985: March, June, & September

NEWSPAPER ARTICLES
Stephens Saw Mill supplying large timbers for the U.S. Constitution
Pretty Ritz Movie House
Numerous other articles about Arcanum and sports
Actual Arcanum Times newspapers from early 1899-1971 (By Appt.)
Arcanum News from 1888-1896 copies from Greenville newspaper
Greenville Daily Advocates from 4-1-1964 through 6-30-1964
Greenville Daily Advocates from 9-1-1966 through 10-31-1966
Arcanum Tornado and 1978 blizzard
Franklin-Monroe Class of 1946
 

OH ARCHEOLOGICAL & HISTORICAL SOCIETY PUBLICATIONS -19 volumes

PLAT BOOKS
1875
1875-1888
1910
1956
1967
1976

PREBLE COUNTY COLLECTION

PREBLE CO. COLL.    Obits 1877-1926
PREBLE CO. COLL.    Obits Eaton Register 1850-1890
PREBLE CO. COLL.    Early Eaton Papers 1825-1850
PREBLE CO. COLL.    Eaton Democrat Papers Vol. 1
PREBLE CO. COLL.    Death Abstracts 1867-1907; 1927-1930
PREBLE CO. COLL.    Census 1820
PREBLE CO. COLL.    Marriages 1808-1950
PREBLE CO. COLL.    Common Pleas 1808-1853
PREBLE CO. COLL.    Estate Cases 501-12,999
PREBLE CO. COLL.    Births 1867-1908
PREBLE CO. COLL.    Land & Deeds 1808-1821;1821-1827; Vol. 3,4,5,6,7

TAX LIST
Preble Co, OH 1827-1834

PHOTOGRAPHS:

We have a large assortment of Arcanum area pictures along with Arcanum school pictures, graduation classes, sports events, clubs, business’,celebrations,churches.
Pitsburg business and school photos and advertisements.

FAMILY PHOTOS
Besecker Reunion 1915 picture with list of attendees at Ed Altic Home
The Brumbaugh, Sease, Culbertson, Michael, Hofacker, Fourman, Etzler, and Young families
Jacob & Mary Brumbaugh Reunion picture early 1900’s
Don and Barbara Sease Wedding
Deeter, Warner, North-Fitzwater, Arnett, Fourman collection by Anita Troutwine
Hemp Family
Rosser Collection
Niswongers 1916
Sharp & Delk Family from Susan Haines Kendall Collection

Reunion and Family Photos of Fasick, Ditmer, Fourman, Dohner, Shellenbarger
Robert Corbin Family
Carolyn Miller Laird Photos and Ithaca's Millers General Store and Post Office

PITSBURG-FRANKLIN & MONROE SCHOOLS PHOTOS
Class 1930, 1935,1942 and 1943 Monroe High School
Betty Brumbaugh Sease, Drum Major of Monroe High School
Pitsburg School-Identified is Clara Fourman Fasick and Mary Fourman; 2nd with all names
Picture of Old Franklin School
Picture of Monroe School
Class picture of 1939 from Franklin
On CD-Franklin Classes of 1904,1936,37,39,1940-1952 (By Appt Only)
On CD-Franklin-Monroe Classes of 1953-1985 and 1986—2010 (By Appt Only)
Monroe Twp. Sub District #2 grade card
Souvenir Program for School #3 in Monroe Twp 1901
Monroe class pictures for 1931-1940,1939-40 orchestra, 1940 band,1941 twirlers and Glee Club,1942 FFA.
Alumni List for Franklin-Monroe on CD
Franklin Class List for 1904-1952
Monroe Class List for 1922-1952 with class photos from 1920-1930’s
Franklin Class Photo of 1935
1940 Franklin School diploma and booklet for Mary Gilbert

ARCANUM BUSINESS AND SCHOOLS PHOTOS
1898 School Board Picture
1910 Delisle School
1921-22 De Lisle School
Glendale School 1912
School of Ithaca 1924
District 7 1911
Butler class of 1928, 1931
Arcanum class of 1913,1925, 1926,1927,1928,1929,1930,1931,1933, 1936, 1941,1944, and 1946.
1965-66 Mrs. Burke 4th grade class
Arcanum Ball team 1908-1909,1929
Arcanum Girls Ball Team 1926 Champs
Arcanum 1928 Football Team
Arcanum Boys 1956 OH State Basketball Champs Photo and clippings
Arcanum 1934-35 Band Photo
Arcanum 1935-36 photos of Arc Hi Staff, Commercial Club, Band, and Girls Reserve
CD with shots of clubs and classes from 1900-2009 with class of 2010 photo (By Appt Only)
Arcanum Commencement program for 1901, 1936
Arcanum Booster Day 1912
Employees of Tobacco Warehouse 1890-1900
Jack Weaver ,Larrey Fry, Mart Wild, CF Mundhenk, Jim Heck hunting
Baily Motors
County Christian Endeavor Union-Ithaca and New Madison

Three scrapbooks of AHS Basketball & Track from Marilyn Graeff

REVOLUTION WAR
Rolls & Lists of Connecticut Men In Revolution 1775-1783 By Connecticut Historical Society
William Ashley
Frederick Shank
Jesse Corwin

WAR OF 1812
Jacob Michael
Daniel Sharp
Patrick Shields

CIVIL WAR INFO
Samuel H. Culbertson
John George Sprecher
Henry McEowen
John F. Rosser
Harrod & William Mills
Henry Cromwell
James Bell
Jesse Hyer
The Weary Boys about the 110th OH Infantry by Thomas Pope
Antietam Book

WORLD WAR 1
Official Roster of OH-Soldiers, Sailors, Marines from 1917-1918. 23 Volumes
Group picture dated July 22, 1917, Valley of Dayton-Army
Clester Oda

WORLD WAR II
Picture of Richard Patterson
Picture of John Gilbert
Story and pictures of Herb Anthony
Story of Lloyd Hunt
Newspapers with County Draft Numbers

MILITARY SERVICE
1960 Lynn Trump with Navy
Bill Metzcar
Captain Stuart Schram
Tracy Sease

YEARBOOKS-ARCANUM BUTLER SCHOOLS
1921 1924 1925 1926 1936 1937 1938 1944 1946 1947 1949
1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 2002 2003

BUTLER YEARBOOKS
1958

SR. EDITION NEWSPAPER
1935 1941 1942 1949 1953 1957 1958 1959

TRACK & FIELD SCORE BOOKS
1960-1967 1961-63 1964-65 1966 1967 1968 1970 1971

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL YEARBOOKS
1977 1978 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987
Souvenir Booklet 1921-1922 Delisle School, District #5

FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOKS
 Falcon 1950

MONROE HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOKS (Pitsburg)
1929 1936 1939 1947 1949 

FRANKLIN-MONROE HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOKS
1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1960 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1971 1972 1983

VERONA
Verona Grads 1920-1964

Micro-film reader with following reels: (Appt Only)
Darke Co. Births 1889-1908
Darke Co. Deaths 1867-1905
Arcanum Weekly Times May 11 1899-July 25 1901; August 1 1901-Jan 2 1902; Aug 27 1903-Mar 30 1905
Miami Valley Local History 1921-1937 Dayton Daily News Magazine
Miami Valley Families Genealogy 1933-1939 news clippings from Dayton Sunday Journal

Micro-fisch reader with following films: (Appt Only)
Census records
War of 1812
Records from OH and other states

CD'S/DVD'S MEDIA (Appt. Only)
CD'S & VIDEOS    Arcanum Boys Basketball 1967, 1969, 1976
CD'S & VIDEOS    AWTHS Renovation 2004
CD'S & VIDEOS    Arcanum School and Downtown 1936-1937 (from 16mm film)
CD'S & VIDEOS    1961 A.H.S. Alumni Reunion in 2011
CD'S & VIDEOS    Arcanum 1940-1942 Events filmed by Dr. Lenhert
CD'S & VIDEOS    Arcanum Sesquicentennial 1999
CD'S & VIDEOS    Video-Arcanum Boys Basketball vs. Kalida 1967
CD'S & VIDEOS    Video-AWTHS bought from Arcanum Wayne Trail Grange 2004
CD'S & VIDEOS    Criterion Program by Rev. Meake on WWII and Holocaust
CD'S & VIDEOS    F-M Alumni List
DVD'S                    F-M Games 1973
DVD'S                    Arcanum Basketball Semi Final and Final Game 1956
DVD's                     2014 AWTHS Veterans Program
DVD's                     AWTHS 2015 Programs and Summer Coffee's

PUBLICATIONS & MAGAZINES
“The Kindling” Darke Co. Genealogy Society
“The Mirror” from PA Lancaster Co. Mennonite Society
“PA Mennonite Heritage”

BY REQUEST
One and Two Room School Houses of Darke County, OH by Toni Seiler
1949, 1939 Yearbook of Monroe , Class photos from 1929-1949
Mementoes of Monroe Class of 1942
Anniversary Celebration book of Monroe Class of 1943
The Ista Monroe Class 1943
F-M yearbooks-1975,1976,1977,1991,1992,1993,1994
F-M Elementary yearbooks-1964-65,1969,1970-71,1983,1987-88,1988-89,1989-90,1990-91

BINDERS
Binder on maps and locations of old one & two room school houses in Southern Darke Co. & Southeastern
Arcanum School F.T.A. binder
Arcanum School: 1900 to present
Arcanum 1956 State Basketball Tournament
Franklin-Monroe High School
Newspaper clipping from Early Bird and Daily Advocate for 2009 to present
Arcanum Celebrations
Arcanum Social Events and Clubs Includes area Miss Annie Oakley's and Darke County Fair Queens
Arcanum Times Random Articles: 1913 Court News and Events, Social News, and Advertising
Arcanum Business’
Business Advertisments
History of United Brethren Church and other churches
Old wedding, engagement, anniversary from 1900-1980’s
Obits, Funeral Cards and Death Records from 1867-1888
Family Photos of Random families
Arcanum Tornado 1992,  Area Blizzard 1978, Flood of 1913
Random News: Arcanum, Bradford, Castine, Gettysburg, Gordon, Ithaca, Laura, New Madison, Palestine, Pitsburg, Verona, West Manchester
Old house and Farm Histories

Arcanum Criterion Club Members Life Stories 2014-2015

Misc.
AWTHS Newsletters
AWTHS Renovations and Early Events
Villages in Area
Reflections-Area peoples stories of their life and where they lived
Old Postcards
Underground Railroad and Revolutionary War Soldiers

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