Amish Documents, 1796-1871; Holmes County, Ohio, Government Records,
some Unique Older Documents 1765-1982; and Historical
Articles on Holmes County, Ohio, by W. E. Farver, 1963-73
4 Boxes (3 Long Gray, 1 Oversize)
Scope and Content
Yost Miller and his
son Benjamin Miller served as lawyers for the Amish
community in Somerset County, Pennsylvania and Holmes County, Ohio.
Included are genealogy materials, letters, receipts, bonds, wills, plat
maps, land surveys, promissory notes, and accounts from 1796 to
1871. There are also some undated materials and a few documents
are in German. Berlin, Holmes County, Ohio Legal Documents are
court documents belonging to the justices of the peace. These records
are from two time periods: 1830’s-1840’s and 1880’s-1900’s. They
include letters, complaints, executions, promissory notes, warrants,
and subpoenas. There are three unique and older documents: a
naturalization paper, German account book, and photograph from 1765,
1841, and 1982 respectively. This collection also includes
historical articles on the county, as written by W. E. Farver.
1776 Yost Miller born Jan 19 and lives in Brothers
Valley Twp, Somerset Co.
1801 Marries Gertraut Yoder July 12.
1802 Buys land in Brothers Valley Township and
becomes executor of several
1813 Benjamin Miller born.
1814 Has six children.
1815 Prepares to move to Ohio and sells farm. Elected
to have name in
minister’s lot for
Elklick Township, but not chosen.
1816 Moves to Tuscarawas County, Ohio.
1821 Has eleven children
1822-1836 Gertraut dies.
1825 Holmes County forms out of Tuscarawas County.
1825 First township meeting held in his home,
1826 Appointed as school examiner for Holmes County,
1836 Marries Marie Follmer September 18.
1846 Dies May 12.
documents were loaned to the Archives by Betty Miller
Goshen, Indiana, January 30, February 4 and 25, 2004.
They were returned July 2004.
The Yost Miller box
and its contents were acquired
by Oscar R. and Betty
Miller, of Berlin, Holmes County, Ohio, some time
during the 1960s and 1970s. Oscar was a great-great-great
grandson of Yost Miller. The letters in the box dated mostly from
1797-1865 when Yost Miller (1776-1846) an Amish man, served the Holmes
County, Ohio, in many legal matters. He was called the Amish
pioneer “lawyer” because he did much business as executor,
administrator and guardian both in Somerset County, Pennsylvania and
Holmes County, Ohio. Yost Miller had emigrated from Somerset
County, Pennsylvania, to Holmes County, Ohio, in 1815, but some of the
documents also represent Yost’s work in Somerset, 1797-1815.
Yost’s son, Benjamin Miller (1813-1877), also served in this capacity
in Holmes County, Ohio, and some of the letters reflect his work as
well. Some of the documents come from Elkhart County, Indiana;
Mulhouse, France, etc.
It was in 1965,
with the anticipation of the
celebration of Berlin’s
sesquicentennial (celebrated in 1966), that
Oscar R. Miller became interested in old documents telling about the
early years of the town. In that year, Oscar found some old Shane
store ledgers, 1825-1837, Berlin, Ohio, in his house, which documented
the first store in Berlin. Later he and Betty acquired the Yost
Miller box, and it has been in their possession since then.
Oscar R. Miller was
able to make use of many of
these documents in the
genealogies that he and Betty published through
the years. Parts or whole documents have been published in some
of Miller’s family history books. A fellow genealogist, Virgil
Miller, of Florida, also took time to make a list of some 40 of these
letters, which dated from 1796-1865. Many of them date from the
1810s and 1820s. Included with these are also tax records.
Through the years some of these papers have been borrowed by Delbert
Gratz of Bluffton College, by Stan Kauffman, Ohio, and by LeRoy Beachy
of Holmes County, Ohio. Recently Betty Miller Jeschke brought in
several documents to the Mennonite Church Archives at Goshen, and
several were photocopied by staff.
Series and Box Listing
1. Yost Miller Papers, 1796-1871, including son Benjamin Miller
2 (Long Gray)
2. Berlin, Holmes County, Ohio, Court and Government records,
a. Justice of the
Peace Documents, 1832-1846,
Box 3 (Long Gray)
b. Court and
Government records, 1886-1923,
Box 3 (Long Gray)
3. Unique and Older documents, 1765, 1841-44, 1982,
Box 3 (Long Gray)
4. Historical Articles on Holmes County, Ohio, by W. E. Farver,
Miller Papers, 1796-1871, including son Benjamin J.
Box 1 (Long Gray)
1.a. Chronological Order (1796-1871)
1/0 Introduction to Yost Miller and his papers
The First Pioneers of the
Walnutcreek Valley, 3 pages
Chronological List of Pioneer
Walnut Creek Pioneer Documents, 2
Chronological List of Pioneer
Walnut Creek Pioneer Documents, 5
Ancestral Chart of Oscar R.
Miller, Berlin, Ohio. (4 pages)
“Bids for Holmes history,” by
Paul Locher, regarding February 19. 2004
sale, 2 pages
1/1 1796, April 2, land bill of sale, signed John
Hendricks (signature), James
Willcocks (?) to
Jacob Miller, Somerset
1/2 1797, February 21. John Schraag Estate, Letters
Testamentary on the, Feb.
Signed by Josiah Epy (?). Document testifies that writing is a
true copy of the translation of the last will and testament of John
Shraag, deceased. The actual letters are not included with these
photocopies, just the documents of testimony. Includes original
English document (2 pages) and cover explanation (1 page).
1/3 1801, January 20. Jacob Miller’s Estate –
Letters of administration,
1801. Document starts
out with “Morgan Jon Rhees, Register for the Probate of Wills and
granting Letters of Administration in for the County of
Somerset.......” Includes original handwritten English document
(2 pages) and cover explanation (1 page). [Document scanned]
1/4 1806, February 16. Hab ich
Emfangen...[signed by Yost Miller]
1/5 1806, April 18, received of Yost Miller the sum
of seven dollars and two
1/6 1808, April 18. Bond of Performance, Christian
Moyer, Somerset County,
1/7 1808, May 15, in German, signed Johannes
1/8 1810, Oct. 25, Received from Yost Miller one of
the executors of the
deceased young John
Miller'’ property the sum ...
1/9 1811, Oct. 6, Received of Daniel Hostetler,
1/10 1811, October 17, received of Yost Miller
trustee of the estate of my
1/11 1812, January 28, received of Yost Miller the
sum of seven dollars and
being the full balance due to
me, signed Daniel Miller.
1/12 1812, June 20. Will of Christian
Mast. 1812 Letters Testamentary on
Peter Hershberger, Christian Mast. Original German letter starts
out “Juni den 20ten 1812. In Namen Gottes Amen. Ich,
Christian Mast....” Signed by Christian Mast on second
page. Also includes a third page which starts out “Somerset
County, On the twenty ninth of June, A.D. 1812,...” which is signed by
Michael Steiner (?), etc. Bottom part of this photocopy also includes
note on last will and testament of Christian Mast, June 9, 1812, signed
by Alex...., Register. Also transcription and translation of Will
of Christian Mast, Somerset County, Pennsylvania (found on 2 pages).
Includes original German letter, June 20 (2 pages), and original German
letter, June (1 page), and original German address “Letters
Testamentary on Christian Mast Estate, $4.50” (1 page), and
transcription and translation of Christian Mast’s will (2 pages), and
cover explanation (1 page) (Photocopies) [Document Scanned]
1/13 1813, January. Plat of John J. Miller’s Land,
front and back
1/14 1813, June 19, received of Yost Miller $15.00 in
estate settlement of
1/15 1814, January 10, received of Yost Miller the
sum of fifty cents for postage.
1/16 1814, October 9, received of Yost Miller ..seven
dollars and sixty-three
1/17 1814. November 19, $52.44 ... Yost
Miller...Daniel Miller (in German)
1/18 1814, January 29, received of Yost Miller of the
estate of Margaret Smith.
1/19 1814, April 4, received of Yost Miller one of
the executors of ..John Miller.
1/20 1814, November 19, received from Yost Miller,
agent for the estate of
Miller’s property the
sum of two and fifty dollars and four and forty cents upon closing of
said property. I say received by me, $52. 44.
1/21 1815, March 30 received of Yost Miller
administrator of John Troyer …the
sum of one hundred
and sixty eight
dollars and sixty six cents…
1/22 1815, March 30, We the subscribers Peter Miller
and Joseph Miller,
guardians of the
heirs of John Troyer deceaset…
1/23 1816, September 10, received of Yost Miller …the
state tax for the year
1/24 1816, Oct. 18, Abraham Miller and Yost Miller,
note in German.
1/25 1817, June 16, survey of 169 acres of land for
Yost Miller, Coshocton
County, Ohio. [This
document has also been
scanned into the computer, to get a good copy of Yost Miller’s
signature, in Latin letters]
1/26 1817, December, received of Yost Miller the sum
of three dollars and 87
cents being his
land tax for said year for 173
Acres of land... Tuscarawas County, Ohio.
1/27 1817, December 21, received of Yost Miller by
the hands of P. Williams the
sum of twenty
dollars and thirteen
cents... Tuscarawas County, Ohio.
1/28 1818, October 3, German article, signed by
Yost. [This document has also
been scanned into
the computer, to
get a good copy of Yost Miller’s signature, in the Gothic German
1/29 1818, October 9, Last Will and Testament of
1/30 1818, received of Yost Miller six dollars and
fifty four cents for state tax for
1/31 1819, January 9, received of Yost Miller one of
the executors of the estate
Hochstetler, the sum of twelve
dollars and eight cents in part of said estate.. [signed by] Elizabeth
Hochstetler [her mark]
1/32 1819, January 9, received of Yost Miller one of
the executors of the estate
Hochstetler, the sum of twelve
dollars and eight cents in part of said estate.. [signed by] ...
1/33 1819, January 16, Deed agreement, Heirs of David
Township, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, deceased do
hereby certify [Document Scanned]
1/34 1819, May 28, received of Micheal Troyer on Yost
Miller’s account ..(2/16)
1/35 1821, November 28 received of Yost Miller by the
hand of __Troyer five
dollars and 74
¼ cents in full.
Coshocton, Ohio (2/28)
1/36 1822, March 12. A written promise to pay
Joseph Stubbs $19.80, signed
by Joseph Beall.
1/37 1823, Nov. 17 received of Yost Miller by Henry
Miller, five dollars sixty eight
cents for state
1/38 1824, February 23. Received on the written
order from Yost Miller for the
sum of ten dollars,
1/39 1824, March 26. Account of Christian
Guidelsperger (?) (list in German)
1/40 1824, Nov. 12, received of Yost Miller two
dollars and ten cents for land tax
for 182-, on 168
1/41 1825, Jan. 18, A plat of land sold by Jacob
Troyer, Holmes County, Ohio
1/42 1825, Oct. 15, received of Yost Miller six
dollars and forty eight cents for tax
charged on 2
quarters of land.,
also two dollars county tax in (?).
1/43 1826, Nov. 13. Received of Yost Miller
$3.31 for county tax for 168 acres
1/44 1826, received of Yost Miller one dollar and
seventy five cents.
1/45 1827, June 5, Received of Benjamin Miller,
1/46 1827, June 27, Receipt that Yost Miller paid in
three bushels of wheat for
the use of John
Bawder received by George
1/47 1827, September, 18. Received of Yost
1/48 1827, November 28. From Wayne County Ohio,
received of Yost Miller
one dollar and
forty five cents in full of the
taxes charged on the following described property for the year
1/49 1828, Nov. 20. Received of Yost Miller two
dollars thirty cents one mill in
full of the taxes
charged on the
following described property for the year 1819.
1/50 1828, Dec. 3 at New Philadelphia, Yost Miller
1/51 1829, November 30. List of money owed, in
care of the hands of Yost
1/52 1830, February 26. Jacob Mathies, tailor
1/53 1830, Nov. 8. Received of Yost Miller two
dollars twenty three cents and 5
1/2 mills in full
of the taxes charged
…for the year 1830.
1/54 1836, April 7, received of Yost Miller, Executor
of the estate of John Blank..
1/55 1836, Nov. 9. Received of Yost Miller 7
dollars 37 cents 1 mills, in full for
his tax, for the
property. Treasurer’s Office of Millersburg, Ohio.
1/56 1837, Oct. 10th received of Benjamin Miller,
$2.50 in full.
1/57 1837, November. Contract of William Gerber
for school treasurer, Walnut
Holmes County, Ohio, and
signed in the presence of Yost Miller. [Document Scanned]
1/58 1839, February (?) 6. Muster fine for Benjamin
Miller, paid 1840
1/59 1839, March 9, summons for Benjamin Miller
1/60 1839, March 10 Moser Letter (from
France?) Written to Christian Moser
Author is Benedikt Moszer, bey Herrn Kestner Vater u. Sohn, auf der
Witswil Fabriken, Muhlhausen, Oberrheinisches Department. Written
to: Monsieur Christian Moser, Walanscrick Taunschip, Holmes County,
State Ohio, Nord America, Berlin Post Office. Includes original
German letter (2 pages), and English translation (1 page), and cover
explanation (1 page). (Photocopies) [Document Scanned]
1/61 1839, March 23, Yost Miller received a receipt
for a note for $40.00.
1/62 1839, November 20. Receipt from
Treasurer's Office, Millersburg, Ohio to
Benjamin J. Miller
for property tax.
1/63 1840, August 5. Receipt that Yost Miller
paid fourteen dollars which was
received from Mr.
Holmes for the person
1/64 1840, October 19, received of Benjamin Miller
$7.93.8 for property tax.
Box 2 (Long Gray)
2/1 1841, January 25, borrowed of Yost Miller six
dollars and thirty cents
2/2 1841, Feb. 24 document sealed and delivered in
presence of Daniel Smily
and Joseph Stay and
signed John Webster.
2/3 1841, April 21. Agreement between Yost and
son, Ben, Walnut Creek
County, Ohio Includes
original signatures. [Document Scanned]
2/4 1841, June 1. Receipt written in German for the
sum of forty dollars.
2/5 1841, September 21, received of Benjamin Miller
$2.16 for tax.
2/6 1842, January 12, Received of Yost Miller on
account of Jacob Holderman
by the hands of
Joseph Troyer three dollars
and 52 cents, signed, Samuel Porter.
2/7 1842, Sept. 21. Receipt that Yost Miller
paid $5.30.4 Chattle for tax for
2/8 1842, November 21, received of Benj J. Miller
$11.06.7, tax on property.
2/9 1843, Aug. 25. Identified that Yost Miller
paid to James Patrick $6.50 and
on the same paper
it is noted that
James Patrick received $6.50 payment in full on May 21, 1846 from Henry
2/10 1843, September 19, Received of Yost Miller
$5.29.2 tax on Chat. and
money at interest
for the year 1843.
2/11 1843, Sept. 30, Received of Yost Miller seventy
nine cents in full for a
garment made by D.
2/12 1843, November 2. Sawmill on the S.W.
quarter of S. 15, R. 4, to be
Abraham Hershberger to
Moses Hershberger consideration 400-
2/13 1844, Jan. 2. Received of Yost Miller
$8.96 for property tax.
2/14 1844, July 8. Estate of Peter Brenneman,
Walnut Creek township, Ohio.
of 184 items in
2/15 1844, Oct. 8 received of B. J. Miller $3.80 for
2/16 1845, April 10. Received of Yost Miller on
account of Jacob Holdeman five
dollars and 44
cents in full, signed
2/17 1845, October 3, Benjamin Miller to the Sargent,
2/18 1845, Oct. 17, receipt that Yost Miller paid
$3.00 for 3 year subsciption.
2/19 1845, Oct. 25 received of Benj J. Miller for
taxes on hours, cows, carriage
and money at
2/20 1846, (May 12). I , Jacob Glick, do hereby
acknowledge to have received
of Benj. I. Miller
Agent of the Estate of
Yost Miller. Dated after death of Yost Miller on May 12,
2/21 1846, Sept. 22 received of Benj J. Miller, $2.80
2/22 1847, June 29. Received of Solomon Miller,
$50. Signed Sarah Schrock
2/23 1847, October, 4, received of John Schrock ..the
sum of 13 dollars and
2/24 1847, (Nov.?) 12. Treasurer’s Office
– Holmes County, O. received of
2/25 1849, January 31 (or 1840 ?) received of Benj.
Miller, guardian for minor
2/26 1850, June 4, received of Benjamin J. Miller
$17.92, money belonging to
the heirs of Peter
2/27 1850, September 6 received of Benjamin J.
2/28 1850, Nov. 20, received of Benjamin Miller,
$28.87 for taxes.
2/29 1850, Nov. 20 received of Benjamin J. Miller
$4.96 for taxes.
2/30 1851, August 23 received of Benjamin J. Miller
the sum of thirty dollars in
full for labor
performed by me before
arrival to the age of twenty one years, signed Benjamin Wallon.
2/31 1851, November 18. Received of John Shrock
Jr., Treasurer’s Office,
2/32 1852, January 11, in German and signed John
2/33 1852, September 15, received of Benj Miller one
hundred and fifty seven
dollars and thirty
five cents being for John
Liechty, signed Christian Stiner.
2/34 1852, October 2, the undersigned, received of
Henry Mearst for Abraham
sum of one hundred and fifty
dollars on a note due October the first of 1852 (a list of names
2/35 1852, October 15. 1852 Letter from John
Blauch and Elizabeth, to
Benjamin Miller –
Elkhart Co., Middlebury,
Indiana. Blauch’s are from Elkhart County. Includes
original German letter (2 pages), and German transcription and English
translation (included all on 1 page), and cover explanation (1
page). (Photocopies) [Document Scanned]
2/36 1852, November 15, Received of John Shrock,
$4.70 for taxes.
2/37 1853, June 1, Nicholas Mollet adms. Of Anna
Leichty, deceaced, one
hundred and five
dollars on the above
judgement. Signed William Butler.
2/38 1854, May 7 Letter to Ben J. Miller, son
of Yost Miller. Someone needs
Catherine Lichty, Harrison Twp, Clay County, Indiana. Note on
letter asks “Did Yost and his son Benjamin function as money lenders
for their Amish community?” Includes original handwritten German
letter (2 pages), and English translation (1 page), and cover
explanation (1 page). (Photocopies) [Document Scanned]
2/39 1854, September, 26, Received moneys for
Christian M. Troyer, LaGrange
2/40 1854, October 24, received of Benj Miller,
2/41 1855, Nov. 2, received of Benjamin Miller
$50.26.2 for taxes on property.
2/42 1857, Oct. 16, received of John Bassinger,
$6.80.0 for taxes on property.
2/43 1857, October 16, received of Benjamin Miller,
$44.54.5 for property
2/44 1858, Nov. 27, received of Benjamin Miller,
$73.31.5 for property taxes.
2/45 1859, March 10 received of Mr. Benjamin J.
Miller one dollar for
2/46 1859, May 16, received of Benjamin Miller,
$29.16.7 for property taxes.
2/47 1860, April 16, received of Benjamin Miller, one
dollar for subscription.
2/48 1860, June 7, received of Benjamin Miller
$30.14, for taxes on property.
2/49 1860, Nov. 30, received of Benjamin J. Miller
$4.37.2 for half of taxes.
2/50 1860, Nov. 30, received of Benjamin Miller half
of taxes on property,
2/51 1861, Nov. 30, received of B. J. Miller, $3.3.35
for half of taxes.
2/52 1862, Nov. 17, received of B. J. Miller, half of
Taxes, $54.31, on property.
2/53 1863, June 6, received of B. J. Miller for all
of taxes on property, $49.01
2/54 1863, Sept. 19, receipt to Benjamin J. Miller of
Walnut Creek , Ohio the
sum of eleven
dollars and forty cents on income
tax on #380.00 for 1862.
2/55 1863, November 21, received of Benj Miller all
of the taxes on ..property,
2/56 1864, May 1, received of B. J. Miller all of
taxes on property, $29.64.
2/57 1864, December 14, received of Benjamin J.
Miller all the taxes on
2/58 1865, July 29, certificate that Benjamin J.
Miller of Walnut Creek, Ohio .
paid $31.00 on
2/59 1865, August 25, received payment from Benj
Miller for transportation ..to
Zanesville & Cincinnati
Railroad Company, $4.85.
2/60 1865, Nov. 21, received from Benj J. Miller for
all the taxes on property,
2/61 1868, June 20, received of Benjamin J. Miller
$82.84 for taxes on property.
2/62 1869, June 4, received of Benjamin J. Miller,
$52.34 for taxes on
2/63 1870, Nov. 22, received of Benjamin J. Miller
the first half of the taxes on
2/64 1871, Oct 21, received of Benjamin J. Miller
nine hundred dollars cash on
trust to loan out
for him. signed
Eli Mast, also another receipt signed Solomon J. Miller for $1000 in
cash and ten thousand three hundred dollars in notes paid on.
1.a. Undated Papers
2/65 Account book, undated pages from book in
alphabetical order of business,
names such as Solomon Miller.
2/66 Blauch, John, Goshen, Indiana, letter to
Benjamin Miller, Holmes County,
Ohio, probably June
1846 (in German)
2/67 Brenneman, Peter, Estate of Peter Brenneman
2/68 Brenneman, Peter, undated “form of Sale Bill” of
property sold by John
administrator of the estate of Peter
Breneman, signed by C. D. , clerk.
2/69 Hochstetler, Elizabeth, daughter of Daniel
Hochstetler, list in German
2/70 Miller, Elias, purchased items
2/71 Mittel....note in German.
2/72 Recipe. An old Pennsylvania Dutch Remedy, The
Golden Castor Remedy
Pains. Includes original German
document (1 page), and German transcription and English translation
(included on one page). Photocopies.
2/73 Rhumatism Receipt and To Purify the Blood, no
date. Also a Recipe using
Sal Amonae, gum
Camphor, Sulph Ether,
2/74 Speicher, Samuel. Money put together for
him. Includes name of Jonas
2/75 Wassersucht... names of persons wanting wells
dug – seeking water (?)
2. Berlin, Holmes County, Ohio, Court
and Government records, 1832-1923
were found in a separate box of
records, as loaned to the
archives by Betty Miller Jeschke. The
few older documents, 1832-1846, were identifed and listed
separately. The other series of records, dating from 1886-1923,
were ones that had been pulled out of a larger box of records which
contained many more government documents from Berlin, Holmes County,
Ohio. Only the samples already pulled out of this box were listed
Box 3 (Long Gray)
2.a. Justice of the Peace Documents,
Includes a few
documents from Licking County (3/1) and Wayne County
3/1 1832, September, 24. Correspondence from
Jacob Swinehart, Homer,
Licking County, OH
regarding trial with Josiah
3/2 1839, June 3. Patent issued to Lorenzo Dow
Adkins, Perry, Wayne County,
Ohio for invention
in the improvement in
the Spiral Bucket Water-Wheel, issued by John Forsyth, secretary of
state. ....Jacob Miller, Justice of the Peace.
3/3 1840-1849. Receipts, including many paid to
Joel Hall, and paid at Berlin,
Elias Green Court Bill, and receipt from Michael Swoverland and Parrnel
3/4 1843, August 8. J.J. Rofs vs. Joel Hall
& Co. Contract, Berlin, Ohio.
3/5 1844. Three blank Summonses from Joel Hall,
Justice of the Peace,
3/6 1844, March 22. James L. Miller vs. Samuel
3/7 1844, April 29. Isaac Plank vs. George
3/8 1844, June 1. William K. Sapp vs. George
3/9 1844, June 14. William McClure vs. Azariah
3/10 1844, December, 11-1845, October 23.
Correspondence to Joel Hall.
3/11 1845, April 28. Michael Frayer vs. Paul
Stutsons. Judgment docket.
3/12 1845, June 5-September 15. Correspondence
from Benjamin Kempp and
William Hall to
Joel Hall regarding money
3/13 1846, December 17. Welty Pavish vs. John
Buttershell. Judgment docket.
2.b. Court and Government records,
J. H. Johns, D. F.
Ross, etc., served as Justice of the Peace, and Ben Yoder
was one of the Constables during this time
Box 3 (Long Gray)
3/14 1886, February 13. P.P. Pomerene vs. Jonas
Yutzy. Summons, order of
affidavit for order of
attachment, bond for order of attachment, envelope.
3/15 1890. Annual Census of School Children in
Berlin Township, Holmes
Inclues Envelope to J. H. Johns
3/16 1890, December 6. Andrew Yeagley vs.
Samuel Sint. Summons,
3/17 1890, December 29. Maggie Badenelle vs.
Calvin Shoup. Complaint,
3/18 1891, February 23. Conrad Flimmer vs.
Peter J. Hershberger. Summons,
3/19 1891, June 27. State of Ohio vs. Samuel
Livengood. Complaint of Sarah
3/20 1891, November 3. Poll Book of the
Election held in Berlin, Holmes
3/21 1891, December 19 - 21. State of Ohio vs.
Peter J. Hershberger.
Warrant, three Summons,
Recognizance of Defendant.
3/22 1892, January 21. Maggie Maxwell vs.
William McClure. Bill of Particulars,
3/23 1893, April 27. State of Ohio vs. John
Davis. State warrant for stealing
coal car wheels and
3/24 1894, February 13. Max Bungard vs. Charles
3/25 1894, September 26, nd. Two Promissory
3/26 1895, February 16. Phillip D. Miller vs.
Davilla Engel. Execution.
3/27 1895, July 9. Harry P. and Lester Pomerene
vs. Henry Swoveland.
3/28 1896, February 1. Rebecca Swoveland vs.
Fred Wilhelm and Chester
Complaint, State Warrant.
3/29 1897, February 16. William E. Engel vs.
Thomas Duncan. Compaint of
3/30 1897, March 17 - 22. Charles Schen versus
Clem Snyder. Bill of
Undertaking for costs, Summons,
3/31 1899, February, 22. Fanny Miller vs. John
3/32 1899, April 10. Poll Book and two
Certificates of election for director and
3/33 1899, April 24-June 16. Teachers’ Term Reports
of three school districts in
3/34 1899, June 24. Teacher Contract for Nora
Crow in Berlin Township.
3/35 190-. Patent of Michael Miller, United
States Land Office, Minot, North
3/36 1902, March 20-24. Amanda Kline vs. Noah
J.N. Miller. Complaint?
3/37 1908, August 19. State of Ohio vs. Harry
Miller and Phenias Yoder. Two
Complaint of Jonas D.
3/38 1923,. October 29. Map of ownership of
land, Sugarcreek Township,
Hardy Township, and of
Berlin. A “Right of Way” map by the Ohio Power Company.
3. Unique and Older Documents, 1765,
Box 3 (Long Gray)
3/39 1765, September 11. Naturalization Document
which certifies that Michael
Domer received the
Sacrament of the Lord's
at the Reformed Congregation of Maryland and testified where he had
been and the length of time spent there.
3/40 1841-1844. Von den Rechnungs auszugen oder
book] from Nuremberg, Hamburg and
Strasbourg only half filled. Belonging to Louis Muller? With
accounts of Peter Schaffner, Carl Wieland, etc. Piece of scrap
paper, book page and page from Leipziger
Literatur-Zeitung December 9, 1831 in back of book.
3/41 1982, October. Photograph, black and
white. Eight Amish buggies and
one cart on top of
roof. “Mt. Hope” written on back. [Scanned into computer
under Yost Miller Collection].
4. Historical Articles on Holmes
County, Ohio, by W. E. Farver, 1963-73
Box 4 (Oversize)
1963-73, W. E. Farver, List of historical articles written by Farver,
appeared in three
local papers in Holmes County, Ohio,
the Wooster, Ohio, The Daily Record; the Sugarcreek, Ohio, The Budget;
and The Holmes County Farmer-Hub.
1965-71, Photocopies from large scrapbook of W. E. Farver’s newspaper
featuring historical articles on Holmes County,
Ohio, including Amish, Native Americans, etc. Articles written by
newspaper correspondent W. E. Farver, who was born in Holmes County in
1887. He died in October 22, 1973. These photocopies were
made from a large scrapbook of newspaper clippings that were compiled
by Oscar R. Miller. Clippings come from various newspapers in
which Farver’s column was published, including the Wooster, Ohio, The
Daily Record; the Sugarcreek, Ohio, The Budget; and The Holmes County
Farmer-Hub. The first page has two clippings on W. E.
Farver. Pages two and three have the story of Oscar R. Miller
finding the old Shane store ledgers, 1825-1837, Berlin, Ohio, in
his house. Only sample pages were copied from this
Scrapbook, focusing mostly on Amish history in Holmes County. The
original book has been placed on loan with the Holmes County Historical
Society, Millersburg, Ohio.
July 22, 2004 / Posted on Web by Serena Bracewell
April 5 – June 25, 2004 / Documents in Boxes 1-2 listed and organized
at Archives. Documents in Box 3
listed and organized by Serena Bracewell, Intern, Wright State
University, Ohio, and the collection was also accessioned and cataloged
by her. Documents in Box 4, and overall organization by Dennis
Stoesz. Accessioned by Serena Bracewell.
USA Archives-Goshen, 1700 S. Main St., Goshen, Indiana