Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Hopewell School photo

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Our new future history book

It would still be good to find someone who is interested in military history to update our list of local participants in the various wars. Or at least one of the wars.

Karen Anthony is still looking for photos of immigrant ancestors to this area. It would be nice to get information on the French immigrants in McLean & Cynthian Twps. since not much seems to have been done on that aspect of local history. 937-295-2353 or jkanthony@nktelco.net

Our agricultural background is usually ignored and we tend to forget that is why the town and the canal are here. Agriculture was the main industry here for most of our history. If you have a farm and would like its history told contact one of the officers or Karen Anthony or Tom Busse.

Contact information is below.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Our officers are:

President - Rosemary Brussell
Vice President - Alice Barhorst
Secretary - Sheila Quinlin
Treasurer - Dorothy Quinlin
Curator - Jim Rosengarten

Our address is:
Box 276, Ft. Loramie, OH, 45845

The museum phone number is 937-295-3855.
Leave a message.

Our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/fort.loramie.historical.association?sk=wall

Dues are $10

The museum is open in the summer, Sundays 1-4, June, July and August.

Book prices

MEMORIAL RECORDS of SHELBY COUNTY, 1819-1975 .....$45.00, packing & shipping $5

MARRIAGE RECORDS of SHELBY COUNTY, 1819-1899,vol.1 or 2 ...$25.00, packing & shipping $3

SESQUICENTENNIAL HISTORY, 1987, hardcover ...............$25.00
softcover ......................$20.00, packing & shipping $4

HISTORY of FT. LORAMIE, 1950 .....$5.00,packing & shipping $1

ANNALS of ST. MICHAEL'S , Rev. Bigot ................................$15.00,
packing & shipping $4

WILDERNESS TRAIL COOKERY ....$5.00, packing & shipping $3

TURP & EB , by Albert Freytag .......$16.00

JULIE'S ROSE, by Dick Boerger, .............$15.00

SONG BOOK ...........$1.00

REPLICAS ................$15.00


2011 was an eventful year. We had a furnace installed and the old dumb waiter was removed. The Quinlin bedroom was painted and the old drapes taken down. New display cases were brought in and set up. There will be new displays every year. The barn was cleaned and rearranged by Matt Carter and his scout buddies and his mother. Tom Busse did a lot of cleaning and painting.

The annual Christmas dinner was a success. We made more money than last year. More people attended. This is our only money maker and unless the county commissioners can give us money again we can always use donations. Also if you want to join the dues are $10. Call Sheila Quinlin 937-295-4019 or mail to our address at the top of this blog.

Tom Busse donated the leftover cider from the Christmas dinners to Auglaize Industries who enjoyed it very much.

Jim Rosengarten hosted 2 Cub Scout troops this month. There is a picture on the Facebook page.

We have a few more "Julie's Rose" books left. They are $15.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tax levy

The Fort Loramie Community Service Club had as its guest speaker, Rich Wallace of the Shelby County Historical Society. He spoke of the upcoming tax levy that the local museums will be placing on the ballot this fall. Jim Rosengarten of the Fort Loramie Historical Assn. also gave a few comments. All in attendance recognized the need to support the museum.

Sunday, January 15, 2012


If you are interested in Russia sports check out the Fish Report.


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Grisez School photo

Grisez School

Grisez School is located at the intersection of Brandewie and Loy Roads in section 15 of Cynthian Twp. It was built in 1888 by J.W. Bower. The 1875 map shows a previous school farther east on Loy Rd. in Section 23.

The school closed in 1936 and the students transferred to Ft. Loramie School. A reunion was held in 1988. The building is used for storage now and is kept in good condition.

D. Snow
Frank Loy
H.H. Short
Mr. Groff
Bernard Barhorst
Ann Sommers
Goldie Martin
Martha Remlinger
Ellen Nischwitz
Marie Freytag

Doy you have any information or old pictures or do you know any dates for the teachers?