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[[United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ohio|Ohio]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Allen County'''  
 
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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Allen County, Ohio#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Allen County, Ohio#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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*'''[[Allen County, Ohio#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Allen County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Allen County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]''' <br>  
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*'''[[Allen County, Ohio#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Allen County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Allen County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]''' <br>
 
*'''Parent counties'''&nbsp;
 
*'''Parent counties'''&nbsp;
  
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*[http://ohsweb.ohiohistory.org/death// Ohio Death Certificate Index 1913-1944]  
 
*[http://ohsweb.ohiohistory.org/death// Ohio Death Certificate Index 1913-1944]  
 
*{{RecordSearch|1932106|Ohio, County Births, 1856-1909}} Index and Images  
 
*{{RecordSearch|1932106|Ohio, County Births, 1856-1909}} Index and Images  
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*{{RecordSearch|1949341|Ohio, Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007}}
 
*{{RecordSearch|1949341|Ohio, Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007}}
  
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*[http://ohsweb.ohiohistory.org/ondp/index.php?title=Main_Page National Digital Newspaper Program In Ohio]  
 
*[http://ohsweb.ohiohistory.org/ondp/index.php?title=Main_Page National Digital Newspaper Program In Ohio]  
 
*{{RecordSearch|1680845|Ohio, Births and Christenings, 1821-1962}} Index only  
 
*{{RecordSearch|1680845|Ohio, Births and Christenings, 1821-1962}} Index only  
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{{Infobox U.S. County
 
{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Allen County
 
| county = Allen County
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| founded date= March 1
 
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| seat wl = Lima
 
| building image = Allen County, Ohio Courthouse.jpg
 
| building image = Allen County, Ohio Courthouse.jpg
 
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| building address = 301 N. Main St.<br>Lima, Ohio 45801-4456<br>[http://co.allen.oh.us/ '''Allen County Website''']
 
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== [http://www.co.allen.oh.us/ County Courthouse]  ==
 
 
301 North Main St.<br>P.O. Box 1243<br>Lima, OH 45802
 
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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'''Cities'''  
 
'''Cities'''  
  
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'''Villages'''  
 
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'''Townships'''  
 
'''Townships'''  
  
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'''Communities'''  
 
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|1990=109755
 
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|2000=108743
 
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|estyear=2008<ref>{{cite web|url=http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/39/39003.html|title=Allen County QuickFacts|date=2008-07-25|publisher=U.S. Census Bureau|accessdate=2010-02-11}}</ref>
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|estyear=2008<REF>{{cite web|url=http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/39/39003.html|title=Allen County QuickFacts|date=2008-07-25|publisher=U.S. Census Bureau|accessdate=2010-02-11}}</REF>
 
|estimate=105168
 
|estimate=105168
 
}} '''1785'''<br>'''1850--'''Federal Census transcription and images<br>'''1920--'''index for surnames beginning with the letter "E" and "F"  
 
}} '''1785'''<br>'''1850--'''Federal Census transcription and images<br>'''1920--'''index for surnames beginning with the letter "E" and "F"  
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'''Marriages in Allen County'''  
 
'''Marriages in Allen County'''  
  
*[http://www.genwed.com/state/ohgen.htm 1836-1852 Pioneer marriages, Not all inclusive]<br>  
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*[http://www.genwed.com/state/ohgen.htm 1836-1852 Pioneer marriages, Not all inclusive]<br>
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/marriages/1854.txt 1854 Taken from Lima Democratic News]<br>  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/marriages/1854.txt 1854 Taken from Lima Democratic News]<br>
*[http://www.genwed.com/state/ohgen.htm 1852-1860 Marriages from the Lima Dailey News]<br>  
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*[http://www.genwed.com/state/ohgen.htm 1852-1860 Marriages from the Lima Dailey News]<br>
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/marriages/marindx11-1860.txt 1860 Marriages from the Lima Democratic News]<br>  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/marriages/marindx11-1860.txt 1860 Marriages from the Lima Democratic News]<br>
*[http://www.genwed.com/state/ohgen.htm 1861-1862 Marriage Books and Partial book B]<br>  
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*[http://www.genwed.com/state/ohgen.htm 1861-1862 Marriage Books and Partial book B]<br>
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/marriages/1889-1893.txt 1889-1893 Marriage Licenses]<br>  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/marriages/1889-1893.txt 1889-1893 Marriage Licenses]<br>
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/marriages/dec1900.txt 1900 Allen County Republican Gazette Marriages]<br>  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/marriages/dec1900.txt 1900 Allen County Republican Gazette Marriages]<br>
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/marriages/variousmarr.txt Marriages with no date]<br>
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/marriages/variousmarr.txt Marriages with no date]<br>
  
 
*'''Divorce Petitions and Decrees'''
 
*'''Divorce Petitions and Decrees'''
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1876.txt 1876] | 1878 | 1879 | 1880 | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1881.txt 1881] | 1882 | 1883 | 1884 | 1885 | 1886 | 1887 | 1888 | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1889.txt 1889] | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1890.txt 1890] | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1891.txt 1891] | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1892.txt 1892] | 1893 | 1894 | 1895 | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1896.txt 1896] | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1897.txt 1897] | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1898-99.txt 1898-1899] | <br>  
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[http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1876.txt 1876] | 1878 | 1879 | 1880 | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1881.txt 1881] | 1882 | 1883 | 1884 | 1885 | 1886 | 1887 | 1888 | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1889.txt 1889] | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1890.txt 1890] | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1891.txt 1891] | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1892.txt 1892] | 1893 | 1894 | 1895 | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1896.txt 1896] | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1897.txt 1897] | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1898-99.txt 1898-1899] | <br>
  
 
*'''Divorce Petitions and Decrees for Allen and Van Wert Counties, and Surrounding Areas, 1898-1900'''
 
*'''Divorce Petitions and Decrees for Allen and Van Wert Counties, and Surrounding Areas, 1898-1900'''
  
[http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1898-1900.txt 1898-1900] | 1901 | 1902 | 1903 | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1904.txt 1904] | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1905.txt 1905] | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1906.txt 1906] | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1905-06.txt 1905-1906] | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1907.txt 1907] | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1908.txt 1908] | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1909.txt 1909] | 1900 | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1910.txt 1910] | 1911 | 1912 | 1913 | 1914 | 1915 | 1916 | 1917 | 1918 | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1919.txt 1919] |<br>  
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[http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1898-1900.txt 1898-1900] | 1901 | 1902 | 1903 | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1904.txt 1904] | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1905.txt 1905] | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1906.txt 1906] | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1905-06.txt 1905-1906] | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1907.txt 1907] | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1908.txt 1908] | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1909.txt 1909] | 1900 | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1910.txt 1910] | 1911 | 1912 | 1913 | 1914 | 1915 | 1916 | 1917 | 1918 | [http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/vitals/divorces/1919.txt 1919] |<br>
  
 
==== Death Records  ====
 
==== Death Records  ====
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== References  ==
 
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Revision as of 01:34, 2 June 2012

This article is about a western Ohio county. For other uses, see Allen.

United StatesGotoarrow.png Ohio Gotoarrow.png Allen County


Dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1867 1831

1831 1835
For earlier dates, try...

  • Allen County, Ohio Genealogy residents may also have records in
    Neighboring Counties:
Remember these collections


Allen County, Ohio
Seal of Allen County, Ohio
Map
Boundary map of Allen County, Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Facts
Founded: March 1, 1820
County Seat Lima
Courthouse
Allen County, Ohio Courthouse.jpg
Address 301 N. Main St.
Lima, Ohio 45801-4456
Allen County Website


History

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Allen County, Ohio
  • The Shawnees (tribe) were removed to Kansas in 1832 from the Hog Creek Reservation (now Shawnee Township.)
  • 1875 Personal Histories of Allen County Ohio.
  • In 1885, oil was discovered in Lima. This brought about a boom that lasted until after 1910.
  • Henry Howe’s 1889's depiction of the History of Allen County Ohio

Parent County

  • 1820 -- Allen County was created 12 February 1820 from Shelby County. County seat: Lima [1]
  • The county seat was not selected until 3 March 1831 when Lima was platted.
  • The records did not begin until 6 June 1831 when the county commissioners first met. Earlier records may be in Shelby County.

Boundary Changes

  • Auglaize County was set off 14 February 1848 from the southern half of original Allen County.
  • Monroe, Richland and southern half of Sugar Creek Townships were transferred from Putnam County in 1848.
  • Parts of VanWert and Mercer counties were transferred to Allen County to form Spencer Township and part of Marion Township in 1848.
  • Cash settlement was agreed upon by Allen and Putnam counties for Putnam's loss May 1853.

See an interactive map of Allen County boundary changes.

Record Loss

1929--Allen County Courthouse destroyed by fire on January 7, 1929.  Many county records destroyed. [2]

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Cities

  • Lima

Villages

  • Cairo
  • Elida
  • Fort Shawnee
  • Harrod
  • Lafayette
  • Spencerville

Townships

  • Amanda
  • American
  • Auglaize
  • Bath
  • Jackson
  • Marion
  • Monroe
  • Perry
  • Richland
  • Shawnee
  • Spencer
  • Sugar Creek

Communities

  • Gomer
  • Westminster

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Rural

  • Cemetery transcriptions for the following cemeteries: Fisher, Harrods, Ridge, Westminster
  • Salem Cemetery, Harrod BillionGraves

Urban

Cemeteries of Lima, Allen County, Ohio

  • Gethsemani Cemetery, 2001 Spencerville Road, Lima, Ohio 45805, 419-223-1651
  • Memorial Park Cemetery, 3000 Harding Highway, Lima, Ohio 45804, 419-223-3811
  • Woodlawn Cemetery, 1751 Spencerville Road, Lima Ohio 45805, 419-223-9831

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1830578
18409,0791,470.8%
185012,10933.4%
186019,18558.4%
187023,62323.1%
188031,31432.6%
189040,64429.8%
190047,97618.0%
191056,58017.9%
192068,22320.6%
193069,4191.8%
194073,3035.6%
195088,18320.3%
1960103,69117.6%
1970111,1447.2%
1980112,2411.0%
1990109,755−2.2%
2000108,743−0.9%
Est. 2008[3]105,168−3.3%
1785
1850--Federal Census transcription and images
1920--index for surnames beginning with the letter "E" and "F"

Church

Court

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Germans

Gazetteers

Land

Bureau of Land Management Database Transcription
It shows the original purchasers of land from the federal government and covers the period from pre-Revolutionary times up to 1908.

Local Histories

Maps

Migration

Military

Revolutionary War

War of 1812

Civil War

  • Civil War service men from Van Wert County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Van Wert County.
-4th Regiment, Ohio Cavalry, Companies F and I
-99th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Companies B and E

World War I

Miscellaneous

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

1834 Tax Lists

Taxpayers--Personal Property

Vital Records

Marriages in Allen County

  • Divorce Petitions and Decrees

1876 | 1878 | 1879 | 1880 | 1881 | 1882 | 1883 | 1884 | 1885 | 1886 | 1887 | 1888 | 1889 | 1890 | 1891 | 1892 | 1893 | 1894 | 1895 | 1896 | 1897 | 1898-1899 |

  • Divorce Petitions and Decrees for Allen and Van Wert Counties, and Surrounding Areas, 1898-1900

1898-1900 | 1901 | 1902 | 1903 | 1904 | 1905 | 1906 | 1905-1906 | 1907 | 1908 | 1909 | 1900 | 1910 | 1911 | 1912 | 1913 | 1914 | 1915 | 1916 | 1917 | 1918 | 1919 |

Death Records

  • Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953 Free name indexes and images at FamilySearch.org. Records include such information as birth date of deceased, city, county, and state of death, name of spouse if married, names of parents, maiden name of mother, name of informant, if deceased was single, married, windowed or divorced, occupation of deceased.
  • Transcribed from Allen County newspapers of those who died in Allen and surrounding counties.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002)
  2. GenDisasters.com - Lima, OH Allen County Courthouse Fire, Jan 1929 http://www3.gendisasters.com/ohio/7579/lima-oh-courthouse-fire-jan-1929
  3. "Allen County QuickFacts". U.S. Census Bureau. 2008-07-25. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/39/39003.html. Retrieved 2010-02-11.