Allen County, Ohio Genealogy

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

 

County Courthouse

Allen County Courthouse
301 N Main Street
Lima, OH 45801-4456
Phone: 419.223.8513 

Probate Court has birth and death records from 1867,
marriage records from 1831 and probate records;
Clerk Courts has divorce and court records from 1831;
County Museum has naturalization records 1851-1929[1]

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.[2]
  • County Seat: Lima
  • Neighboring Counties: Allen County, Ohio Genealogyresidents may also have records in [3]
    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. [4]

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[5]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. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Allen County, Ohio. Page 540 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Wikipedia contributors, "Allen County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).
  4. GenDisasters.com - Lima, OH Allen County Courthouse Fire, Jan 1929 http://www3.gendisasters.com/ohio/7579/lima-oh-courthouse-fire-jan-1929
  5. "Allen County QuickFacts". U.S. Census Bureau. 2008-07-25. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/39/39003.html. Retrieved 2010-02-11.