"I was proud that she trusted us and after that she joined us daily." Some of the sights they passed on their trek included Metherd's sawmill, but "we weren't allowed to get very near, since Willie Koogler broke his leg badly by getting near those large logs." Sometimes Mr.
Huddle, the butcher, "had a big white hog carcass hanging on a side porch," and as they passed the bank "we talked about brave Della Rush who stepped on the burglar alarm and scared away the bank robbers." Sometimes her mother permitted her to buy a cookie or banana for her lunch box at Waymire's grocery. For example, "My father owned a Ford which he used to run a mail route out of Dayton and for the family, while my grandfather was using his horse and buggy." She wrote of her pleasure in the first electric table lamp in her home. John II and his wife whose maiden name was Snowberger had 9 children who lived to adulthood, i.e., John III, Jacob, Samuel, Andrew, Marie, Henry, David, Elizabeth and Nancy.
This most probably was a log school run by Quakers at West Branch. It is easier and less costly now to keep in touch with email, Facebook, and other types of social media.
Settlers first to arrive were Quakers from Randolph County, North Carolina led by Daniel Hoover and David Mast and Mennonites and Brethren from Pennsylvania led by the Warner, Rasor, Herr and Brumbaugh families.
The second wave began after the National Road had reached the township in 1838 and brought mainly German Baptist families overland from Pennsylvania.
A township government existed from at least 1810 until January 1998 when rural parts of the township merged with the Village of Clayton.
The township no longer exists as a governing unit but has been replaced by the city governments of Clayton, Englewood, and Union.
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