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=== Historical Facts  ===
 
=== Historical Facts  ===
  
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#cccc99" align="center" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Allen County, Ohio#Census|Tax]]'''</center>  
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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Allen County, Ohio#Census|Tax]]'''</center>
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Allen County, Ohio#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>  
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| valign="middle" width="16.6%" | <center>'''[[Allen County, Ohio#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1831</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1867</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1831</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1835</center>
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#F7F7CE" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Allen County, Ohio#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Allen County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Allen County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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| bgcolor="#f7f7ce" width="100%" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Allen County, Ohio#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Allen County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Allen County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
 
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from&nbsp;[[Shelby County, Ohio|Shelby]], [[Logan County, Ohio|Logan]], and&nbsp;[[Mercer County, Ohio|Mercer]] Counties 12 February 1820.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from&nbsp;[[Shelby County, Ohio|Shelby]], [[Logan County, Ohio|Logan]], and&nbsp;[[Mercer County, Ohio|Mercer]] Counties 12 February 1820.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
*'''County Seat:&nbsp;'''Lima<br>  
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*'''County Seat:&nbsp;'''Lima<br>
 
*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Allen County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref><br>[[Auglaize County, Ohio|Auglaize]]&nbsp;(south) {{·}}&nbsp;[[Hancock County, Ohio|Hancock]] (northeast) {{·}} [[Hardin County, Ohio|Hardin]]&nbsp;(east) {{·}} [[Putnam County, Ohio|Putnam]] (north) {{·}} [[Van Wert County, Ohio|Van Wert]] (west)
 
*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}}'''residents''' may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Allen County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref><br>[[Auglaize County, Ohio|Auglaize]]&nbsp;(south) {{·}}&nbsp;[[Hancock County, Ohio|Hancock]] (northeast) {{·}} [[Hardin County, Ohio|Hardin]]&nbsp;(east) {{·}} [[Putnam County, Ohio|Putnam]] (north) {{·}} [[Van Wert County, Ohio|Van Wert]] (west)
  
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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>
 
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}} '''1785'''<br>'''1850--'''Federal Census transcription and images<br>'''1920--'''index for surnames beginning with the letter "E" and "F"  
 
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===== Marriage  =====
 
===== Marriage  =====
  
*[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  ====
 
==== Death  ====
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'''Cities'''  
 
'''Cities'''  
  
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=== References  ===
 
=== References  ===
  
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{{Ohio|Ohio}}  
 
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[[Category:Allen_County,_Ohio]]
 
[[Category:Allen_County,_Ohio]]

Revision as of 18:13, 13 August 2012

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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: April 1, 1820
County Seat Lima
Courthouse
Allen County, Ohio Courthouse.jpg
Address 301 N. Main St.
Lima, Ohio 45801-4456
Allen County Website



Historical Facts

Beginning dates for major county records
Birth
Marriage
Death
Tax
Land
Probate
1867
1831
1867
1831
1835
*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries
  • Parent Counties: Formed from Shelby, Logan, and Mercer Counties 12 February 1820.[1]
  • County Seat: Lima
  • Neighboring Counties: Allen County, Ohio Genealogyresidents may also have records in [2]
    Auglaize (south)  ·  Hancock (northeast)  · Hardin (east)  · Putnam (north)  · Van Wert (west)

Ohio Digital Collections



Boundary Changes

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

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. [3]

Resources

Bible Records

Biography

Business Records and Commerce

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[4]105,168−3.3%
1785
1850--Federal Census transcription and images
1920--index for surnames beginning with the letter "E" and "F"

Church Records

Court Records

Emigration and Immigration

Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups

Gazetteers

Genealogy

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

Land and Property

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

Naturalization and Citizenship

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Public Records

Repositories

Courthouse
Family History Centers
Libraries
Museums
Societies

Taxation

1834 Tax Lists

Taxpayers--Personal Property

Vital Records

Birth
Marriage
  • 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

  • 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.

Family History Centers

Web Sites

Places

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

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Allen County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).
  3. GenDisasters.com - Lima, OH Allen County Courthouse Fire, Jan 1929 http://www3.gendisasters.com/ohio/7579/lima-oh-courthouse-fire-jan-1929
  4. "Allen County QuickFacts". U.S. Census Bureau. 2008-07-25. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/39/39003.html. Retrieved 2010-02-11.