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Ψ  Ancestors

Ψ  Bridges

Ψ  Buildings

Ψ  Cemeteries

Ψ  Churches

Ψ  Family Trees Searches

Ψ  Monroe County

Ψ  Petroleum (Oil)

Ψ  Schools: one-Room-Schools

Ψ  Schools: High & Elementary

Ψ  Towns & Villages of Monroe County, Ohio

Ψ  Towns, Villages, and Locations of Interest found outside Monroe County, Ohio (eg. ancestors’ origins)

Ψ  Unknown (people, places and things)

Ψ  Vocations

 

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ANCESTORS and  RARE PICTURES of PEOPLE FROM YESTER-YEAR

          Click here to go to the index of photographs of ancestors.

BRIDGES

·                    Foraker Covered Bridge – photo taken 1964

·                    Foraker Covered Bridge – photo taken July 2004

·                    Knowlton Covered Bridge – photo taken 1964

·                    Swazy Covered Bridge – photo taken 1961

·                    Sycamore Valley Covered Bridge – photo taken in the 1950s

·                    Sycamore Valley Covered Bridge – photo taken in the 1950s

·                    Sycamore Valley Covered Bridge – photo taken 1961

·                    B & O Railroad Bridge over Ohio River – this photo taken 1902

·                    B & O Railroad Bridge over a creek – this photo taken 1902

 

BUILDINGS

 

·                    Mallory House – Located at 224 Eastern Ave., Woodsfield, Ohio

 

CHURCHES

·                    Bracy Church – a history of the Bracy and Mt. Zion Church of Christ (no photo)

·                    Buchanan Presbyterian Church - brief history of church - photo taken 1928

·                    Buchanan Presbyterian Church - View 1 - photo taken 2002

·                    Buchanan Presbyterian Church - View 2 - photo taken 2002

·                    Buchanan Presbyterian Church Cemetery - photo taken 2002

·                    Burkhart Church - near Lewisville, OH

·                    Creighton Ridge Church - Church of Christ on Creighton Ridge

·                    Fairview Methodist Chapel – Chapel plus parishioners taken about 1940

·                    Fletcher Methodist Evangelical Church

·                    German Methodist Church – German Methodist Church outside Lewisville, toward Monroefield, Ohio

·                    Goudy Church of Christ – photo taken Sept. 2005

·                    Hartshorn Ridge Church of Christ - Located between Graysville and Lewisville, Ohio

·                    Immaculate Conception Church – History of Catholic Mission at Ozark, Sunsbury Twp., Monroe Co., OH

·                    Jackson Ridge Church of Christ – winter photo of Jackson Ridge school and church

·                    ME Church - Clarington

·                    Middle Church, St. John’s – photo taken about 1940

·                    Middle Church, St. John’s – photo taken about 1940

·                    Middle Church, St. John's - photo taken in 1952

·                    Mt. Olive – Mt. Olive Sunday school about 1920

·                    Mt. Zion Church of Christ – a history of the Bracy and Mt. Zion Church of Christ (no photo)

·                    Mt. Zion Lutheran - Sardis

·                    Presbyterian Church - Located in Woodsfield, Ohio - Photo taken in 2002

·                    Presbyterian Church - Located in Woodsfield, Ohio - Photo taken in about 1950s

·                    Rich Fork Church of Christ – Located on County Road # 17 in Wayne Twp.

·                    St. John's Catholic Church - near Miltonsburg - photo on silk, about 1900

·                    St. John's Catholic Church - near Miltonsburg

·                    St. John’s Catholic Church – a brief history of this Catholic Church near Miltonsburg with many names

·                    St. John’s United Church of Christ – Powhatan Point, Ohio

·                    St. Joseph Catholic Church – a history of Wills Creek/Chapel Hill and St. Joseph church near Lewisville, OH

·                    St. Paul's United Church of Christ - Located in Woodsfield, Ohio

·                    St. Peter's - German Evangelical Protestant Church in Lewisville, OH - photo taken in 1979

·                    St. Peter's - Church in Lewisville, OH - now an auto repair garage and tire shop - photo 2002

·                    St. Peters Evangelical Church - photo on silk - Miltonsburg taken about 1900

·                    St. Peters Evangelical Church and Parsonage - Miltonsburg about mid-1900s

·                    St. Peter's - German Evangelical Protestant Church in Miltonsburg, OH - photo 2002

·                    St. Peter’s – View of the Lewisville church when it was active in the early decades of the 20th Century.

·                    St. Peter's - Parsonage of the German Evangelical Protestant Church in Lewisville, OH

·                    Sts. Peter and Paul Mission – History of a Catholic Mission about 1843 in northeastern Washington Twp.

·                    St. Sylvester Catholic Church - Located in Woodsfield, Ohio - Photo taken in 1980

·                    St. Sylvester Catholic Church - Located in Woodsfield, Ohio - Photo taken November 2002

·                    West Union Church – West Union Church in Perry Township, Monroe Co., OH – probably a Sunday School Class

·                    West Union Church and School – This one-room school was also known as Lyman School

·                    West Union School – After the school had been removed

 

CEMETERIES

The cemeteries below are being charted, inventoried, and photographed for inclusion on the web site. 

·                    Atkinson Cemetery

·                    Buchanan Presbyterian Cemetery - Chart and inventory of graves, directions to cemetery, and latitude/longitude

·                    Chapel Hill Cemetery – Catholic Church Cemetery

·                    Cox-Gray-Myers Cemetery

·                    Free Cemetery

·                    Fairview Methodist Cemetery

·                    Farnsworth Cemetery

·                    Gillespie Cemetery

·                    Hamilton Cemetery

·                    Hope Cemetery

·                    Morris-Latta Cemetery (in progress)

·                    Oak Lawn Cemetery – Chart with some data about the cemetery

·                    Pioneer – Photos of Pioneer from atop the Monroe County Courthouse

·                    Potts Cemetery (in progress)

·                    Schell or Free Cemetery - Chart and inventory of graves, directions to cemetery, and latitude/longitude

·                    Steed Cemetery – Chart and inventory of graves, directions to cemetery, and latitude/longitude

·                    St. Joseph Catholic Church Cemetery – near church

·                    St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Lewisville, Ohio – Old Section

·                    St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Lewisville, Ohio – Newer Section

·                    Un-named #1

·                    Wise Cemetery

·                    Zesiger Cemetery

·                    Zonker Cemetery on Pumpkin Ridge

 

FAMILY TREE SEARCH

·                    Mellot - Baker - Laughery - Hartman - Family Tree search

·                    Piatt Family ?? [Suspected to be early John P & Elizabeth (Shriver) Piatt family]

·                    Craig Farm – Two photos - Located on County Road 10, Woodsfield, OH – John Thomas Craig family – early 1900s and 2000

MONROE COUNTY, OHIO

·                    Our German-Speaking Heritage – talk given by Karen Romick at a MCC of OGS monthly meeting

·                    Cheese Making at Home – part of a talk given by Karen Romick at a  MCC of OGS meeting

·                    Fair Ground Grandstands – paintings of the “barn quilt” project in Monroe Co., OH

·                    History – a history of the formation of Monroe County, Ohio

·                    History of MCC of OGS – a history of the Monroe County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society

·                    Latitude and Longitude – latitude & longitude data for specific, selected locations in Monroe County

·                    Monroe County Organization – a chronology and account of how the county was formed

·                    Rock-Cut – Cut for narrow-gauge railroad and Ohio Route # 78

·                    Do You Remember – Histories of people and event before 1922

·                    Good Old Monroe – Poem, author unknown, probably penned about 1940s

·                    Belmont-Monroe Reunion – nine scenes from the 1941 and 1951 reunions:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9

PETROLEUM (Oil) Industry in Monroe County

·                    Oil – The petroleum producing industry in Monroe County, Ohio

·                    Feldner # 7 – photo of well after being shot

·                    Hehr # 1 – oil well in Owl Hollow, Monroe County, Ohio

·                    Hehr – another oil well in Monroe County, Ohio

·                    Hehr 2 – oil well being shot

·                    Oil Wells – Oil wells dotted the landscape in and around Lewisville, Ohio after the turn of the century.

·                    Spiry # 1 – Oil well located about 1 mile east of Lewisville, Ohio

·                     Rig “unknown” – typical oil low-cost drilling rig used by speculators and contractors.

·                    Wise Rig # 1 – a mile east of Lewisville on Ohio Rt. 78

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SCHOOLS

One-room (sometimes two or three rooms) schools in Monroe County

See also the book titled “THE ONE ROOM SCHOOLS of MONROE COUNTY – 1808 – 1957” also found on this site.

See also the Internet link,  http://www.oldohioschools.com/monroe_county.htm

·                    Barker School Class – members of this class are named but the year of the picture is not yet known

·                    Barker School Class – only the teacher is known in this picture – the students are unnamed and the year is unknown

·                    Barnhart School Site - located in Summit Township north of Lewisville, Ohio

·                    Benwood School – located 2.8 miles south of Laings on State Route 255  -- class of 1898-1899

·                    Benwood School – souvenir listing teacher and class of 1898-1899

·                    Benwood School Class – class of 1907

·                    Brown School (front and side view) - Brown School in Malaga Township, Monroe Co., Ohio

·                    Brown School (side and rear view) - Brown School in Malaga Township, Monroe Co., Ohio

·                    Calais School – souvenir listing teacher and class of 1899-1900

·                    Calais School – photo of class of Calais School

·                    Calico Ridge School – Class year about 1939

·                    Calico Ridge School – Class of 1940 – 1941

·                    Calico Ridge School – Class of 1946 – 1947

·                    Calico Ridge School – Class of 1948 – 1949

·                    Calico Ridge School – Class of 1950 – 1951

·                    Fox Hollow School, 1894

·                    Fox Hollow School, 1911 – list of students, teacher, board of directors for 1910-1911 school year

·                    Fox Hollow School, 1940 – photo of school house

·                    Grizzle Ridge School - front and side view in 1977

·                    Grizzle Ridge School - side and rear view in 1986

·                    Haga School – souvenir listing teacher and class of 1899-1900

·                    Halfway School – located between Lewisville and Woodsfield – date and subjects unknown

·                    Hanson School -

·                    Jackson Ridge School – located near the intersection of Ohio Routes 800 and 255

·                    Johnston School Map - map of the area in which school was located

·                    Johnston School Site - photo of the site where the Johnston School stood

·                    Johnston School Sketch - sketch of the school and surrounding buildings

·                    Lower Narrows Run Grade School – Class of 1949 - 1950

·                    Miltonsburg Grade School - Class ca. 1906-07 [Need names]

·                    Miltonsburg Grade School – Likely the class of 1907-08 [Need names]

·                    Miltonsburg Grade School - Class ca. 1915-16 [Students and teacher named]

·                    Morton Ridge School – Class of about 1925

·                    Morton Ridge School – Class of about 1930

·                    Mt. Etna Class – Class of 1915 with students and teacher named

·                    Punkin Ridge School – Class of 1897 –1898

·                    Punkin Ridge School – Class of 1897 –1898 (enlargement of class and selected individuals)

·                    Owl Hollow School - Photo taken April 30, 1930

·                    Owl Hollow School and Bridge

·                    Owl Hollow - Class of 1926 – 1927

·                    Rich Fork – Last day of school 1897

·                    Rich Fork? – may be students of the above Rich Fork School

·                    Ridgeville School – Class of 1897-98 and list of names of students.  Help requested with identifications.

·                    Ridgeville School – souvenir listing teacher and class of 1898-1899

·                    Ridgeville School – Class of 1921

·                    Ridgeville School – Class of 1936

·                    Ridgeville School – Class of 1942

·                    Rinard Mills – date unknown

·                    Sardis School – 2nd grade class, 1936

·                    Sardis School – 4th, 5th, and 6th grade class, 1942

·                    Starr School – entire school class about 1923

·                    Starr School – 1924

·                    Starr School - 1929

·                    Sycamore Valley School - View 1

·                    Sycamore Valley School - View 2

·                    Tice School – Class of about 1915

·                    Vernon School – date and subjects in this picture are not known

·                    Way School House, View of Front, Photo August 2002

·                    Way School House, View of Side, Photo August 2002

·                    Way School House, View of Back, Photo August 2002

·                    Way School at Way, Ohio about 1916  [Students and teacher named]

·                    Way School at Way, Ohio about 1918  [Some students and teacher named]

·                    Way School at Way, Ohio about 1927  [Students and teacher named]

·                    Way School at Way, Ohio about 1929  [Students and teacher named]

·                    West Union Church and School – This one-room school was also known as Lyman School

·                    West Union School – Class of 1945 – last year West Union, also called Lyman School, was in use

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High Schools and Elementary Schools in Monroe County

 

·                    Beallsville School – School building about 1910

·                    Beallsville High School – Building and train about 1928

·                    Beallsville School – Class of about 1920

·                    Beallsville Grade School – Class on about the 1920s

·                    Beallsville Grade School – Class on about the 1920s

·                    Beallsville Grade School – Class with no year identified

·                    Beallsville Basketball Team – Basketball team 1942

·                    Beallsville Basketball Team – Basketball Freshman team 1956

·                    Beallsville Postal Employees – Turn of century postal staff

·                    Bethel School - Bethel H.S. - Elementary School - Community Center

·                    Graysville High School 1927  [Some people named - need more names]

·                    Graysville High School Basketball Team 1924 - 1925  [Some players named - need more names]

·                    Graysville High School Basketball Team 1925 - 1926  [Some players named - need more names]

·                    Graysville High School Basketball Team 1950 - 1951

·                    Graysville High School - High School, Elementary School and Community Center

·                    Jackson Ridge School – about 1947-48

·                    Lewisville School – Class of 1925

·                    Lewisville High School then Elementary School - white wooden, photo taken 1979

·                    Lewisville Elementary Class – Picture of about 45 students and teacher in need of identification

·                    Lewisville School - High School, Elementary School and Community Center, red brick, taken 2002

·                    Miltonsburg High School - 1922

·                    Monroe County Central High School - Photo taken November 2002

·                    Sardis High School – Graduating class of 1914

·                    Sardis High School – Believed to be the Class of 1936

·                    Sardis High School – Five pictures from the 1940s-1950s:  1, 2, 3, 4, and 5

·                    Salem High School – Championship basketball team in 1930

·                    Salem High School – Program of Commencement Exercise, 1931

·                    Skyvue High School- Elementary School

·                    Sunsbury Basketball Team – Sunsbury (Beallsville) Basketball Team 1930

·                    Sunsbury Basketball Team – Sunsbury (Beallsville) Basketball Team 1932

·                    Woodsfield High School Girl’s Basketball Team -  Basketball Team 1925 – 1926

·                    Woodsfield High School Girl’s Basketball Team -  Basketball Team 1927

·                    Woodsfield High School - Photo taken in the 1940s

·                    Woodsfield High School - Photo taken in the 1950s

·                    Woodsfield High School - Photo taken November 2002

TOWNS, of Monroe County, Ohio

Antioch

·                    Plat of Antioch – 1898 

Beallsville

·                    The Wall Street Journal – story of the patriotism of Beallsville and Monroe County, Ohio citizens.

·                    Beallsville School - class of students

·                    Beallsville RR - across the tracks

·                    Beallsville Postal Employees – Turn of century postal staff

·                    Plat of Beallsville – 1898 

Brownsville

·                    Plat of Brownsville – 1898 

Calais

·                    Covered Bridge – near Calais, Ohio about 1940

·                    Methodist Church – on the Square in Calais, Ohio about 1940

·                    Tobacco Barn – near Calais, Ohio about 1940

·                    Calais Church – in Calais, Monroe County, Ohio; date unknown

Cameron

·                    Photo of Cameron – a view of Cameron with buildings and major sites identified; probably 1930-1940

·                    Plat of Cameron – 1898 

Clarington

·                    ME Church - Clarington

·                    Plat of Clarington – 1898

·                    Will J. Cummins – Christmas card of an Ohio River Boat – card dated December 19, 1958

Dairy

 

·                    Article about Dairy and Foxtown

·                    Description of Dairy

·                    Dairy Cash Store – 1888

·                    Dairy Cash Store – 1940s

·                    Dairy Blacksmith Shop – blacksmith shop located in downtown Dairy, OH

·                    Dairy, OH Farm – farm near Dairy, Ohio as seen in 1920s

·                    Dairy, OH Farm – same farm (as 1920s view) near Dairy, Ohio as seen in 1959

 

 

 

Duffy

·                    Plat of Duffy – 1898 

Fly

·                    Plat of Fly – 1898 

Foxtown

·                    Article about Dairy and Foxtown

·                    Foxtown, Ohio – photo probably taken in the early 1900s

·                    Foxtown Store – Foxtown was really never a town – more of a cross-road

Graham

Graysville

·                    Graysville - Graysville, Ohio in the late 1920's - 30's by Delvin Devore

·                    Graysville High School - High School, Elementary School and Community Center

·                    Plat of Graysville -- 1898

Hannibal

·                    Hannibal – a brief history of Bare’s Landing, Baresville, and Hannibal

·                    Plat of Baresville/Hannibal – 1898 

·                    Hannibal Mill – a brief mention of the mill, ownership, and date of construction.  (no photo)

·                    John Bare (b. 1810) Front yard – a view from John Bare’s (b. 1810) front yard

·                    John Bare (b. 1810)’s Pigs – a photo of John Bare’s (b. 1810) pig sty with Ohio River in background

·                    Hannibal – post card of Hannibal about 1910

·                    Olin Mathieson Aluminum Plant – photo taken in 1968

·                    River Boats – two boats at Hannibal, Ohio – the “Tom,” a ferry boat and the “Milton,” a passenger boat

·                    Steamer on Ohio River – the steamer, Virginia, passing Hannibal on the Ohio River in 1909

·                    Steam-powered Tractor – photo of Sadie Baker of Hannibal standing on the wheel of an ancient tractor

 

Jackson Ridge

·                    Jackson Ridge Store – David Yoss store near intersection of Ohio Routes 800 and 255

·                    Jackson Ridge School – school located in parking lot that Jackson Ridge Church of Christ now occupies

 

Jerusalem

·                    Belmont-Monroe Reunion – a programme for the August 1905 Reunion

·                    Belmont-Monroe Reunion Ribbon – Commemorative Ribbon of 2nd Annual Belmont-Monroe Reunion 1896

·                    Belmont-Monroe Reunion – nine scenes from the 1941 and 1951 reunions:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9

·                    Jerusalem High School – 1920 - 1921

·                    Plat of Jerusalem – 1898

Laings

·                    Plat of New Castle/Laings – 1898 

Lebanon

·                    Plat of Lebanon – 1898 

Lewisville

·                    Arlington House Hotel – a Lewisville Hotel built about 1882

·                    Bent Tree – a Monroe County landmark found near Lewisville, Ohio

·                    Billman Store – a brief history of the Billman Store.  Also see Oblinger - Billman Store below

·                    Billman Postcard – postcard from Frank Billman to his wife written in 1944

·                    Burkhart Church - near Lewisville, OH

·                    Citizens' Petition to the Council  of the Village of Lewisville, Ohio

·                    Distler Hotel/(former) John Feiock Hotel - photo taken about 1900

·                    Feiock and Distler Store – outside view of the store

·                    Feiock and Distler Store – inside view of the store taken about 1907

·                    Feiock's Store Collapsed - storm of July 14, 1954 in Lewisville, OH

·                    German Methodist Church – German Methodist Church outside Lewisville, toward Monroefield, Ohio

·                    John Feiock Hotel (former)/Distler Hotel – photo taken about 1900

·                    John Feiock Hotel (former) - photo taken 1982

·                    John Feiock Hotel (former) - photo taken 2002

·                    Lewis (or Levi) Hehr # 1 – oil well in Owl Hollow, Monroe County, Ohio

·                    Lewisville Band - photo taken 1898

·                    Lewisville, Ohio - a "word picture" of Lewisville taken in September 1890

·                    Lewisville, Ohio - a history of Lewisville written in 1907

·                    Lewisville, Ohio - a history of Lewisville written about 1930

·                    Lewisville, Ohio - photo taken in 1900

·                    Lewisville, Ohio - photo taken in 1980

·                    Lewisville, Ohio - map of Summit Twp., Monroe County, showing Lewisville, OH

·                    Lewisville High School then Elementary School - white wooden, photo taken 1979

·                    Lewisville School picture – picture from a year book

·                    Lewisville, Ohio Post Office -  Former bank building

·                    Lewisville, Ohio Town Hall

·                    Lewisville Railroad Station – the narrow-gauge railroad station in Lewisville, Ohio

·                    Lewisville Tobacco Packing House - photo 2002

·                    License Plate Holder – bought at sale in Lewisville, OH

·                    Mollie's Garden - original settlement in Summit Township, Monroe County, Ohio

·                    Narrow Gauge Railroad – at the Lewisville Station, photo taken about 1880s

·                    Oblinger - Billman Store - a history of store ownership and fate.  Also see Billman Store above.

·                    Oblinger House – burned Sept: 7, 1956 with the Oblinger – Billman Store in Lewisville, Ohio

·                    Oil Wells – Oil wells dotted the landscape in and around Lewisville, Ohio after the turn of the century.

·                    Plat of Lewisville – 1898

·                    Spiry # 1 – Oil well located about 1 mile east of Lewisville, Ohio

·                    St. Peter's - German Evangelical Protestant Church taken in 1979

·                    St. Peter’s – View of the church when it was active in the early decades of the 20th Century.

·                    St. Peter's - Parsonage of the German Evangelical Protestant Church in Lewisville, OH

·                    Road Construction - Routes 78 and 145 intersection in Lewisville, OH

·                    Wise Rig # 1 – a mile east of Lewisville on Ohio Rt. 78

Malaga

·                    Plat of Malaga – 1898 

Marr

·                    Bethel School - Bethel H.S. - Elementary School - Community Center

·                     

Mechanicsburg

·                    Plat of Mechanicsburg – 1898 

Miltonsburg

·                    Menkel House - Historical house in Miltonsburg, Ohio

·                    Miltonsburg Baseball Team - before 1910 [Some players named - need more names]

·                    Miltonsburg Blacksmith Shop - About 1900 - photo on silk

·                    Miltonsburg Ed Young Store - as it appeared in about 1900

·                    Miltonsburg General Store - photo taken in the early 1900s

·                    Miltonsburg General Store - photo taken before 1918

·                    Miltonsburg General Store Bldg. - after conversion to garage - photo taken Nov. 2002

·                    Miltonsburg Groux Store - sketch of store as it appeared in about 1900

·                    Miltonsburg High School - Class of 1922 [Students and teacher named]

·                    Miltonsburg House - Abandoned house in Miltonsburg - Photo taken November 2002

·                    Miltonsburg Jail - [Historical information needed]

·                    Miltonsburg Jail 2  - [Historical information needed]

·                    Miltonsburg Jail 3 -  Photo taken July 19, 1959

·                    Miltonsburg Menkel Shop – Probably the William Menkel Monument shop in Miltonsburg

·                    Miltonsburg Post Office – Closure of the Miltonsburg P.O. in 1942

·                    Miltonsburg School History -  Written by Clyde Decker and published in the Spirit of Democracy, Dec. 1980

·                    Miltonsburg St. Peters Evangelical Church and Parsonage - about mid-1900s

·                    Miltonsburg Tobacco - Two hogsheads of tobacco going to market

·                    Miltonsburg Town Hall - Photo taken November 2002

·                    Miltonsburg Town Plan - As it was in about 1898

·                    Smallpox - Difficult Days in the Winter of 1896 - How Miltonsburg coped with the smallpox epidemic

Monroefield

·                    Bent Tree – a Monroe County landmark found near Monroefield, Ohio

Rinard Mills

·                    Rinard Mills School – Date and subjects unknown

Round Bottom

Sardis,

·                    Construction – building a barn or house near Sardis, OH about 1910

·                    Decoration Day – photo on Decoration Day at Sardis, OH about 1910

·                    Farm Work – use of a steam driven tractor in early 20th century

·                    Farming – two photos of Homer Jones making hay in the 1930s:  1 and 2

·                    Ferry – Ohio River ferry between Fly, OH and Sistersville, WV

·                    Fire – Brief report of a fire in Sardis in 1895

·                    Mt. Zion Lutheran - Sardis

·                    Packet Boat – the Helen E., a packet boat out of Sardis, Ohio

·                    Plat of Sardis – 1898 

·                    Sardis – picture post card of Sardis about 1910

·                    Road Work – road-grader pulled by tractor about 1940s

·                    Sardis, Ohio – 1913 flood

·                    Sardis, Ohio – 1936 flood

·                    Sardis, Ohio – Knight of Pythias Officers Sardis 1910

·                    Sardis, Ohio – history: school essay written by Mrs. Ella B. Vetter in the year of 1877

·                    Sardis, Ohio – Mound Street in Winter

·                    Sardis, Ohio – summer photo taken about 1900

·                    Sardis, Ohio – winter photo taken about 1900

·                    Thrashing Time – Six Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 taken in 1952

·                    Water-Lift – an alternative to a water pump

Sprague

Stafford

·                    Central Hotel – located in Stafford, Monroe County, Ohio

·                    “Ham” Curtis – delivery service between Lewisville, Stafford, and surrounding communities

Swazey

·                    Swazey Church –photo is of the Swazey church – photo taken about 1930

Switzer

·                    Switzer Baseball Team – photo date unknown.  Team members unknown

Sycamore Valley

Way

West Union

·                    Musical Institute – West Union Musical Institute in Spring 1917

·                    West Union Church – this photo is of an earlier church bearing the date 1871

·                    West Union Church and School – this one-room school was also known as Lyman School; about 1900

·                    West Union Church – about 1913

·                    West Union Church – about 1913

·                    West Union Church and School – Church with school in background – photo of congregation in 1914

·                    West Union Church – photo taken October 1965

·                    West Union School Class – last day of school

·                     

Wilson

Woodsfield

·                    1st_Car – First car in Monroe County, 1910

·                    Airplane – The 1st airplane visit to Woodsfield, 1929

·                    American Legion Fire Department – Woodsfield firemen and fighting equipment about mid to late 1920s

·                    Bakery – new bakery to open in 1924

·                    Bank – Old Monroe Bank Building

·                    Bank – New Bank Building

·                    Building – Reymann Building

·                    Children’s Home – see also 1900 census of Children’s Home

·                    Children on Wagon – photo taken in 1902

·                    Class of 1902 – probably the 1902 class from the Monroe County Normal School

·                    Confectionery and Tobacco Store – Mrs. J. Bertram

·                    County Fair – a brief history of the Monroe County Fair

·                    Courthouse – a brief history of the 4 Monroe County courthouses – by Mike Pallmer, Times Leader, Wheeling, WV

·                    Courthouse – before fire of 1905

·                    Courthouse – after fire of 1905

·                    Courthouse – architectural and design prints of Courthouse – 1905-1906

·                    Courthouse – photos of clock-works installed in 1908

·                    Courthouse – 2009

·                    Delivery Service – horse deliveries make comeback

·                    Directory – a 1922 directory of Woodsfield establishments in poem format

·                    Dillon Garage – early undated auto garage

·                    Electric Shop – location of Paul Riemenschneider electric shop in Woodsfield, Ohio

·                    Fire – photos of a fire in a tire recap shop in Woodsfield on August 5, 2005

·                    Flouring Mill

·                    Football Team 1907 –

·                    Football Team 1923 – Woodsfield High School Football Team 1923

·                    Group of Men – Unknown group of men believed to be taken in Woodsfield, Ohio

·                    Hardware – Helbling Brothers Hardware

·                    Hospital – Woodsfield Hospital

·                    Hotel – Columbia Hotel

·                    Hotel – Eagle Hotel

·                    Hotel – Smith Hotel while under construction 1898 – 1999

·                    Hotel – Smith Hotel – photo taken about 1906

·                    Hotel – Smith Hotel – photo taken June 2003

·                    House For Sale – photo taken about 1900

·                    House – Bertram, Fred Bertram

·                    House – Bott, Louis Bott

·                    House – Diehl, Fred Diehl

·                    House – Kerr, George Kerr

·                    House – Mehl, A. C. Mehl

·                    House – Mooney, Samuel L. Mooney

·                    House – Parry, Dr. J. R. Parry

·                    House – Schumacher, William Schumacher

·                    House – Taylor, E. D. Taylor

·                    House – Tubaugh, A. J. Tubaugh

·                    Infirmary – Poor People’s Home

·                    Jail – Old Woodsfield Jail – photo taken about early 1930s

·                    Jewelry Store – new jewelry store opens

·                    Junk Man

·                    Livery Stable – Manhattan Livery

·                    Livery Stable – O. D. Watson Livery

·                    Lumber – John Burgbacher Lumber Company

·                    Main (North) Street in Woodsfield, OH – photo probably taken in the 1920s

·                    Main Street in Woodsfield, Ohio - photo taken in mid-1930s

·                    Mallory House – Located at 224 Eastern Ave., Woodsfield, Ohio

·                    Monument Store – Menkel Brothers Monument - photo taken about 1905

·                    Monument Store Menkel Bros. Marble and Granite Works, Woodsfield

·                    Monument Store – Menkel Bros. Marble and Granite Works - current site of MBM&G Works in Woodsfield

·                    Monroe County Normal School 1926  [Need names]

·                    Monroe County Courthouse - photo taken about 1930s

·                    Monroe Theater - 1942

·                    Oil Well – Feldner No. 7 Oil Well after shooting

·                    Parry Museum – Former residence of Dr. John R. Parry (1855-1943)

·                    Parry Museum Barn – Barn on the farm of the residence of Dr. John R. Parry in Woodsfield, Ohio

·                    Photographer – Morris / Siburt Brothers of Moundsville, WV

·                    Photographer – W. T. Pennington Photographer

·                    Plat of Woodsfield – 1898 

·                    Pope Drug Store – unknown date

·                    Saloon – A. J. Staudt Saloon

·                    School – Woodsfield High School

·                    Store – Armstrong Corner

·                    Store – Lude & Eager Hardware Store

·                    Store – Joost Meat Market (Exterior)

·                    Store – Joost Meat Market (Interior)

·                    Store – P. Schumacher Jr. & Son’s Grocery

·                    Town Square – photo taken about 1900; also, a companion photo

·                    Town Square – looking south along Rt. # 800

·                    Weisend Brothers Grocery – photos of the Weisend Bros Grocery in 1908 and the same building in 2002

·                    Woodsfield – Artist Rendition – mid-1800s

·                    Woodsfield – A cartoon of the beginnings of Woodsfield, OH – about 1814

·                    Woodsfield Directory – 1922

·                    Woodsfield High School Class Picture - Graduating Class of 1933

·                    Woodsfield High School Girl’s Basketball Team -  Basketball Team 1925 – 1926

·                    Woodsfield High School Girl’s Basketball Team -  Basketball Team 1927

·                    Woodsfield History – a history written in 1906 – also a list of pictures

·                    Woodsfield Post Office - photo taken about 1950s

·                    Woodsfield Public Square – view of East side of square

·                    Woodsfield Public Square – Woodsfield had been electrified

·                    Woodsfield Volunteer Fire Department – 1940

·                    Yoss Building Fire - 1963

 

TOWNS, Villages, and Locations of Interest not in Monroe County, Ohio

 

·                    Nothweiler, Alsace Lorraine, Germany – village of origin of many Monroe County, Ohio family lines

·                    Nothweiler, Alsace Lorraine, Germany – village

·                    Rumbach, Alsace Lorraine, Germany – village of origin of many Monroe County, Ohio family lines

·                    Schφnau, Alsace Lorraine, Germany – village of origin of many Monroe County, Ohio family lines

·                    Macksburg, Washington County, Ohio - School picture of 6th, 7th, & 8th grade in school year 1930 -1931

 

UNKNOWN

(If you can help identify any of these photos or subjects in the photos, please contact the photo owner and the webmaster, R.E. Harrington.)

Unknown Group about 1925  [Some people named - need more names]

Unknown   [Possible Piatt family members – need help identifying]

Unknown # 2  [probably member of the Stacey, Eikleberry or Hensel family line]

Unknown # 3  [probably member of the Stacey, Eikleberry or Hensel family line]

Unknown # 4  [probably member of the Stacey, Eikleberry or Hensel family line] 

Unknown # 5  [probably member of the Stacey, Eikleberry or Hensel family line]

Unknown # 6  [probably member of the Stacey, Eikleberry or Hensel family line]

Unknown # 7 – no idea who subjects might be – appears to be a family picture.

Trigg House – identified as Trigg house in Shadyside, Ohio on back of picture

Five-Generations – companion picture to Trigg house above

School or Church – probably a school picture

Ridgeville School – Class of 1897-98 and list of names of students.  Help requested with identifications.

Little Girl – Photo bought on E-Bay.  Subject unknown.  A photo by Pennington of Woodsfield, Ohio.

West Union Women – Five women identified – two women unknown. 

Unknown Couple Photo – Provided by Tom Decker – could be surname: Clark, Fisher, Griffith, Workman, Long or Murphy or some other surname

 

 

VOCATIONS

 

Bee Keeping – Dave and Vern Latta about 1940

Thrashing – at Lindsay Stalling’s place 1916 - 1919

 (This page is under construction. But, then, aren't they all.)

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