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This bicentennial history of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati illuminates the rich story of Catholicism’s foundations and expansion from the Great Lakes to the Ohio River.

In 1821, Edward Dominic Fenwick was appointed to lead a new diocese that included all of Ohio and much of the Northwest Territory. Here, the Church encountered a sparsely settled landscape—with Native Americans, descendants of French fur traders, and newly-arrived settlers. Traveling missionaries, most of whom did not speak English, overcame hardship and misunderstanding to offer the Gospel to the Western frontier.

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In 1972 Jim Kegley and Doug Everman started a new weekly publication in Wheelersburg Ohio, and called it the Scioto Voice. In 1976 Jim took over complete ownership of the paper. Jim's column appeared in the first published edition, February 8, 1973, and most issues since that time. He named his weekly column "High Notes," Nearly all of the 2,150 issues carried one of his writings--except for occasional lapses where he traveled, had guest writers, or was ill. Although Jim no longer owns the Scioto Voice, his column remains an important feature of the paper as he reminisces and brings the reader up-to-date on the people, places, and events that were so much part of the lives of the people in Scioto County. "High Notes" provides a wonderful history of the area from the 1950s up to the present.
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A foldout color map of the county was restored from the original publication and is reproduced on archival paper and inserted in an archival pocket inside the back cover.
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Gary Knepp, local attorney and historian, has uncovered some amazing and interesting cases and facts surrounding Clermont County's contribution to the antislavery movement and military service. This book uncovers its legal past from its first civil rights attorney, John Jolliffe; its contribution to Ohio's constitution; the first chief justice to the Ohio Supreme Court, Hugh L. Nichols; the first female, Anna Quimby, admitted to the United States Supreme Court. It also covers one of the wealthiest men in the world, New Richmond's John Haussermann, "The Gold King of the Philippines." Other stories include, among others, Ohio's first environmental criminal case. A fascinating read.
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This Civil War publication includes letters from James Gildea written to the former General James Barnett in response to his request for company histories. James Gildea was born in Port New Parish, Ireland, in 1835 and lived in various Ohio cities after immigration before settling in Portsmouth, Ohio.
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A genealogical account of westward migration as recorded in court, census, and military records, newspaper articles, and personal remembrances, traces the descendants of an Iams/Imes family that migrated from the East Coast into Lawrence County, Ohio, about 1810. One of the four members of the family remained in the Lawrence County area. Others moved to Indiana, Illinois, and Kansas. In addition to discussing the history and migration to Lawrence and Scioto Counties, Ohio, the book follows the ancestry of Mary Ann “Polly” Iams/Imes who married Thompson Ward, Peter, Solomon, Thomas, and Michael Iams/Imes. The inclusive name index covers 73 pages.
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This is a much-needed Ohio reference book and an important social history that covers more than 50 years of children in need and families in despair. In 1866 the Ohio General Assembly authorized the construction of children’s homes in each county and in 1874, Lawrence County opened its children’s home in Ironton. Mrs. Kounse transcribed the hard-to-read microfilm records from this home and added, through her extensive notes, additional information gleaned from newspapers, penitentiary records, boys and girls’ industrial records, blind school records, and personal interviews, among other things. These children were often sent to homes in other cities or counties and all other parties involved, in addition to the children and their parents, have been indexed.“The registers and the numerous footnotes put these children into context and their stories come alive. What a great model for other institutional records and certainly a valuable resource for Lawrence County researches.” –Paul Milner, FORUM Editor
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Comprised mostly of men from the Toledo and Marietta, Ohio, area and mustered in at Camp Dennison, this unit fought battles at Kernstown, Port Republic, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg. They were mustered out in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Originally printed in 1986 by the author, this reprint is arranged alphabetically by male names. Female names are indexed. A list of commissioned justices and their designated townships is included in order to help one determine the area in which the marriage took place. In addition to the transcribed records from the Brown County marriage book, the personal marriage records from Squire Thomas Shelton have been included.
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A companion to volume one, this volume includes all the above as well as marriages by Joseph West, the Andrew Evans Marriage Register 1856-1868, and the Decatur Methodist Circuit Marriages 1876-1890.
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"A sex scandal, blood on the walls of the U.S. Capitol, stories of ghosts--all that is part of Caroline Miller's new book. But, more than that, her well-researched and readable work reminds us again of the fury of the political world, the place of honor in 19th century America, and the tragedy that resulted. It is a story that still has meaning for us today--and Caroline Miller is to be congratulated for rediscovering that forgotten part of the past."---James C. Klotter, State Historian of Kentucky.

"A long-forgotten and little-known story about Kentucky in our nation's capital, Caroline Miller's fascinating and true tale includes politics, murder, sex, and ghosts. Meticulously researched, the scandal centered around a popular Kentucky congressman, rocked Washington, D.C., in the late 1800s, and still leaves us wondering whether justice was done."---Ben Chandler, Executive Director, Kentucky Humanities Council.
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Foreword by Gregory Hardman

 

Christian Moerlein was born in Truppach, Bavaria, in 1818. After working as a blacksmith apprentice he learned the trade of brewing from his uncle in Germany. In 1841 he immigrated to America and worked his way from his arrival point in Baltimore to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Wheeling, (West) Virginia; and Portsmouth and Henricksburg, Ohio, before arriving in Cincinnati, Ohio. After many struggles, Moerlein built a brewing company that became an empire. By the time of his death in 1897, it had become the largest brewery in Ohio and one of the five largest in the United States. Although the Christian Moerlein Brewery did not survive Prohibition, the reputation of its founder has only increased in stature as Cincinnati's foremost Over-the-Rhine beer baron whose exceptional brews contributed greatly to Cincinnati's place in the annals of brewing history as a major brewing center. With no journals, letters, or papers left behind, Don Henrich Tolzmann has been able to weave together the life of this legendary brewer through the writings and translations of early biographers and historians with supplemental information on other notable beer barons in the Cincinnati area.

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The Cincinnati Fire Department was the first fire department organized to combine the use of horses, steam engines, and a paid municipal department and celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2003. This colorful book gives an overview of the organization of fifty-five fire stations, ladder companies, and other support units in Cincinnati. The publication also tells of the first fireboat on the canal in the Centennial Celebration of 1888 and the changing role of the salvage corps. A color map showing the streets and wards in 1853 is also included for ease in finding the location for the early stations.
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This beautiful coffee table book tells a story of the Cincinnati area’s history and values through the public artwork it displays. The sculpture of the late 1800s celebrates Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky’s strong German heritage, memorials commemorate the people who contributed to the growth of the Greater Cincinnati area, and contemporary themes delight and amuse us—a potpourri of artwork from national and internationally known artists.
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Winter Snows Lead to Momentous Floods

Cincinnati Under Water: The 1937 Flood compares floods from the Cincinnati and surrounding cities and states from as far back as 1815 that couldn't compare to the flood caused by melting snows during the winter of 1937. Check the index to see all the towns and states the author identifies that were affected by this unprecedented flood.
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An index of all property owner names, street names, and alley names found in a set of two atlases of Cincinnati, Ohio, published in 1895 and 1897. Together they cover the city’s basin area from the Ohio River north to Liberty Street, and from Freeman Avenue east to the base of Mount Adams. This area includes more than 400 city blocks containing 11,352 pieces of property. This atlas tells you the property owner name (each time it appears on the maps), the atlas in which it appeared, the page(s) where that street or alley name appears, and the streets that bordered that street. Some of these streets may not appear on any other map you have found. This index offers a quick way to determine if your family rented or owned property.
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Cincinnati's Beer Barons in the Golden Age of Brewing is a companion volume to the author's other biographies of Christian Moerlein, George Wiedemann, and John Hauck. It includes brewers who met the criteria for the Beer Baron Hall of Fame in Cincinnati. For this book, the focus is on the most interesting and informative brewers of the pre-Prohibition period, such as Billiods, Boss, Bruckmann, Foss, Herancourt, Hudepohl, Jung, Kauffman, Klotter, Lackman, Schaller, Sohn, Varwig, Windisch, and Muhlhauser. According to George Engelhardt, by 1900, 22 breweries were in operation, employing a total of 2,000 workers with approximately 10,000 more in related industries.
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