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[[United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ohio|Ohio]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Allen County'''<br><br>{{OHDC}}{{Infobox U.S. Co
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| building address = Allen County Courthouse<br>301 N. Main St.<br>Lima, Ohio 45801-4456<br>[http://www.co.allen.oh.us/ '''Allen County Website''']<br>Phone: 419.223.8513
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[[United States]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Ohio|Ohio]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] '''Allen County'''
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=== Historical Facts  ===
  
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== Historical Facts  ==
 
 
 
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| width="100%" align="center" bgcolor="#cccc99" colspan="6" | '''Beginning dates for major county records'''
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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>'''[[Mahoning County, Ohio#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Allen County, Ohio#Birth|Birth]]'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" align="center" | <center>'''[[Mahoning County, Ohio#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Allen County, Ohio#Marriage|Marriage]]'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Mahoning County, Ohio#Death|Death]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Allen County, Ohio#Death|Death]]'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Mahoning County, Ohio#Census|Tax]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Allen County, Ohio#Census|Tax]]'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Mahoning County, Ohio#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Allen County, Ohio#Land_and_Property|Land]]'''</center>  
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Mahoning County, Ohio#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" | <center>'''[[Allen County, Ohio#Probate_Records|Probate]]'''</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>1867</center>  
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1831</center>  
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1831</center>  
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1867</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>1831</center>  
| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px;" | <center>1835</center>
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| width="16.6%" valign="middle" style="height: 25px" | <center>1835</center>
 
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" colspan="6" | '''*For earlier dates, try...''' '''[[Mahoning County, Ohio#Church_Records|Church]] &#124; [[Mahoning County, Ohio#Obituaries|Obituaries]] &#124; [[Mahoning County, Ohio#Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]'''
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| width="100%" bgcolor="#99d6ff" 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, Logan and&nbsp;Mercer Counties in 1820 (1831).<br>
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*'''Parent Counties''': Formed from [[Shelby County, Ohio|Shelby]], [[Logan County, Ohio|Logan]], and [[Mercer County, Ohio|Mercer]] counties 12 February 1820.<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Allen County, Ohio, 540. {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>  
*'''County Seat:&nbsp;'''Lima&nbsp;<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><br>  
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*'''County Seat:&nbsp;'''Lima<br>  
*'''Neighboring Counties''': {{PAGENAME}} Allen County residents may also have records in <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Mahoning County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahoning_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).</ref><br>Auglaize&nbsp;(south){{·}}Hancock (east){{·}} Hardin(southeast){{·}}&nbsp;Mercer (southwest){{·}} Putnam (north)
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*'''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)
 
 
[[Ohio Digital Collections|Ohio Digital Collections]]  
 
 
 
== History  ==
 
 
 
{{Wikipedia|Allen County, Ohio}}  
 
 
 
*The Shawnees (tribe) were removed to Kansas in 1832 from the Hog Creek Reservation (now Shawnee Township.)
 
*[http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~libeacons/1875personal_histories_allen.htm 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 [http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~libeacons/howe_history_allen.htm History of Allen County Ohio]
 
 
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
 
 
*'''1820 -- '''Allen County was created 12 February 1820&nbsp;from [[Shelby County, Ohio|Shelby]] County. '''County seat:''' Lima&nbsp;'''<ref>The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002)</ref>'''
 
*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  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
*Auglaize County was set off 14 February 1848 from the southern half of original Allen County.  
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*'''14 February 1848:''' Auglaize County was set off from the southern half of original Allen County.  
*Monroe, Richland and southern half of Sugar Creek Townships were transferred from Putnam County in 1848.  
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*'''1848:''' Monroe, Richland and southern half of Sugar Creek Townships were transferred from Putnam County.  
*Parts of VanWert and Mercer counties were transferred to Allen County to form Spencer Township and part of Marion Township in 1848.  
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*'''1848:''' Parts of VanWert and Mercer counties were transferred to Allen County form Spencer Township and part of Marion Township.  
*Cash settlement was agreed upon by Allen and Putnam counties for Putnam's loss May 1853.
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*'''May 1853:''' Cash settlement was agreed upon by Allen and Putnam counties for Putnam's loss.
  
 
See an interactive map of Allen County [http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html boundary changes].  
 
See an interactive map of Allen County [http://www.ohio.n2genealogy.com/oh-maps.html boundary changes].  
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==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
  
'''1929'''--Allen County Courthouse destroyed by fire on January 7, 1929.&nbsp; Many county records destroyed. <ref>GenDisasters.com - Lima, OH Allen County Courthouse Fire, Jan 1929 http://www3.gendisasters.com/ohio/7579/lima-oh-courthouse-fire-jan-1929</ref>  
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[[Image:Fire.png|left|24px|Fire.png]]'''1929'''--Allen County Courthouse destroyed by fire on January 7, 1929.&nbsp; Many county records destroyed. <ref>GenDisasters.com - Lima, OH Allen County Courthouse Fire, Jan 1929 http://www3.gendisasters.com/ohio/7579/lima-oh-courthouse-fire-jan-1929</ref>  
  
== Places / Localities ==
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=== Resources ===
  
==== Populated Places ====
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==== Bible Records ====
 
 
'''Cities'''
 
 
 
{| width="40%" class="FCK__ShowTableBorders"
 
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*[[Delphos, Ohio|Delphos]]
 
  
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==== Biography  ====
*Lima
 
  
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==== Business Records and Commerce ====
 
 
'''Villages'''
 
 
 
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*Beaverdam
 
*[[Bluffton, Ohio|Bluffton]]
 
 
 
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*Cairo
 
*Elida
 
 
 
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*Fort Shawnee
 
*Harrod
 
 
 
| valign="top" |
 
*Lafayette
 
*Spencerville
 
 
 
|}
 
 
 
'''Townships'''
 
 
 
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*Amanda
 
*American
 
*Auglaize
 
 
 
| valign="top" |
 
*Bath
 
*Jackson
 
*Marion
 
 
 
| valign="top" |
 
*Monroe
 
*Perry
 
*Richland
 
 
 
| valign="top" |
 
*Shawnee
 
*Spencer
 
*Sugar Creek
 
 
 
|}
 
 
 
'''Communities'''
 
 
 
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*Gomer
 
 
 
| valign="top" |
 
*Westminster
 
 
 
|}
 
 
 
==== Neighboring Counties ====
 
 
 
*[[Auglaize County, Ohio|Auglaize]]
 
*[[Hancock County, Ohio|Hancock]]
 
*[[Hardin County, Ohio|Hardin]]
 
*[[Putnam County, Ohio|Putnam]]
 
*[[Van Wert County, Ohio|Van Wert]]
 
 
 
== Resources  ==
 
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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}} '''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"  
  
==== Church  ====
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==== Church Records  ====
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==== Court Records ====
  
==== Court ====
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==== Emigration and Immigration ====
  
 
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
 
==== Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups  ====
  
===== Germans =====
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==== Gazetteers  ====
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==== Genealogy ====
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==== History  ====
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{{Wikipedia|Allen County, Ohio}}
  
==== Gazetteers  ====
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*The Shawnees (tribe) were removed to Kansas in 1832 from the Hog Creek Reservation (now Shawnee Township.)
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*[http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~libeacons/1875personal_histories_allen.htm 1875 Personal Histories] of Allen County Ohio.
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*In 1885, oil was discovered in Lima. This brought about a boom that lasted until after 1910.
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*Henry Howe’s 1889's depiction of the [http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~libeacons/howe_history_allen.htm History of Allen County Ohio]
  
==== Land  ====
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==== Land and Property ====
  
 
[http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/land/allen.txt Bureau of Land Management Database Transcription]<br>It shows the original purchasers of land from the federal government and covers the period from pre-Revolutionary times up to 1908.  
 
[http://files.usgwarchives.org/oh/allen/land/allen.txt Bureau of Land Management Database Transcription]<br>It shows the original purchasers of land from the federal government and covers the period from pre-Revolutionary times up to 1908.  
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*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/military/other/listofde7nmt.txt The names of the soldiers buried in different cemeteries of Allen county] whose graves were decorated May 30, 1907
 
*[http://files.usgwarchives.net/oh/allen/military/other/listofde7nmt.txt The names of the soldiers buried in different cemeteries of Allen county] whose graves were decorated May 30, 1907
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==== Naturalization and Citizenship  ====
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County Museum has naturalizations 1851-1929.<ref name="HBG" />
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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==== Public Records  ====
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==== Repositories  ====
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===== County Courthouse  =====
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[http://www.co.allen.oh.us/ Allen County Courthouse]<br> 301 N Main Street<br>Lima, OH 45801-4456<br><br>[http://www.co.allen.oh.us/ Allen County Website]<br> Phone: 419.223.8513 <br>
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:'''''Probate Court&nbsp;''''' has [[Allen County, Ohio#Birth|births]] and [[Allen County, Ohio#Death|deaths]] from 1867, [[Allen County, Ohio#Marriage|marriages]] from 1831, and [[Allen County, Ohio#Probate|probate records]]. <br>
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:'''''Court Clerk&nbsp;''''' has [[Allen County, Ohio#Marriage|divorces]] and [[Allen County, Ohio#Court_Records|court records]] from 1831.<br>
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:'''''[http://www.allencountymuseum.org/ACM2/Welcome.html County Museum]&nbsp;''''' has [[Allen County, Ohio#Naturalization_and_Citizenship|naturalizations]] 1851-1929.<ref name="HBG" /><br><br>
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===== Family History Centers  =====
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===== Libraries  =====
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*[http://www.limalibrary.com/ Lima Public Library]
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===== Societies  =====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohallcgs/index.html Allen County Ohio Genealogy Society] Lima, Ohio.
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*[http://www.allencountymuseum.org/ Allen County Museum and Historical Society] Lima, Ohio, including the [http://www.allencountymuseum.org/Library.html Elizabeth M. MacDonell Memorial Library] for genealogical and historical research
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== Vital Records  ====
  
'''Marriages in Allen County'''
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===== Birth  =====
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===== Marriage  =====
  
 
*[http://www.genwed.com/state/ohgen.htm 1836-1852 Pioneer marriages, Not all inclusive]<br>  
 
*[http://www.genwed.com/state/ohgen.htm 1836-1852 Pioneer marriages, Not all inclusive]<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>  
 
[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 ====
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==== Death  ====
  
 
*'''Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953''' Free name indexes and images at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1307272 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.
 
*'''Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953''' Free name indexes and images at [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://hr-search-api:8080/searchapi/search/collection/1307272 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.
  
 
*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/oh/oh-allen_births.htm Transcribed] from Allen County newspapers of those who died in Allen and surrounding counties.
 
*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/oh/oh-allen_births.htm Transcribed] from Allen County newspapers of those who died in Allen and surrounding counties.
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohallcgs/index.html Allen County Ohio Genealogy Society] Lima, Ohio.
 
*[http://www.allencountymuseum.org/ Allen County Museum and Historical Society] Lima, Ohio, including the [http://www.allencountymuseum.org/Library.html Elizabeth M. MacDonell Memorial Library] for genealogical and historical research
 
*[http://www.limalibrary.com/ Lima Public Library]
 
  
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
 
==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Lima Ohio Family History Center]]
 
*[[Lima Ohio Family History Center]]
  
== Web Sites  ==
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=== Web Sites  ===
  
 
*The [http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~libeacons/1880_business.htm 1880 Business Patron’s References] is divided by town and township, each section has a unique set of information about their patrons.  
 
*The [http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~libeacons/1880_business.htm 1880 Business Patron’s References] is divided by town and township, each section has a unique set of information about their patrons.  
*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Allen|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog&nbsp;}}  
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*{{FHL|Ohio%2C+Allen|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog&amp;amp;amp;nbsp;}}  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohallen/ The Allen County OHGenWeb Project], a member of The [[OHGenWeb|OHGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ohallen/ The Allen County OHGenWeb Project], a member of The [[OHGenWeb|OHGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].  
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/addison.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Allen County
 
*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/vt/addison.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Allen County
  
== References  ==
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=== Places  ===
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==== Populated Places  ====
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'''Cities'''
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*[[Delphos, Ohio|Delphos]]
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*Lima
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'''Villages'''
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*Beaverdam
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*[[Bluffton, Ohio|Bluffton]]
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*Cairo
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*Elida
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*Fort Shawnee
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*Harrod
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*Lafayette
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*Spencerville
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|}
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'''Townships'''
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*Amanda
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*American
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*Auglaize
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*Bath
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*Jackson
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*Marion
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*Monroe
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*Perry
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*Richland
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*Shawnee
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*Spencer
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*Sugar Creek
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|}
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'''Communities'''
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*Gomer
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*Westminster
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|}
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=== References  ===
  
 
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<references />  
  
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Revision as of 18:59, 24 October 2012

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Online Records


Allen County, Ohio
Map
Boundary map of Allen County, Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
Courthouse
Allen County, Ohio Courthouse.jpg
Address Allen County Courthouse
301 N. Main St.
Lima, Ohio 45801-4456
Allen County Website
Phone: 419.223.8513


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)

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

Fire.png
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
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  • 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

County Museum has naturalizations 1851-1929.[1]

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Public Records

Repositories

County Courthouse

Allen County Courthouse
301 N Main Street
Lima, OH 45801-4456

Allen County Website
Phone: 419.223.8513

Probate Court  has births and deaths from 1867, marriages from 1831, and probate records.
Court Clerk  has divorces and court records from 1831.
County Museum  has naturalizations 1851-1929.[1]

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. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Allen County, Ohio, 540. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 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. 

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