History of Auglaize County
German Township Industries— Financial, Commercial and Manufacturing
These are represented by one bank of exchange, two hotels, one railroad, one canal line, five drygoods, three hardware, three general merchandise, two merchant tailor, two millinery, three boot and shoe, two stove and tinware, one produce, and five grocery establishments, one livery stable, besides many harness and blacksmith shops, etc. It has one woollen factory, one flour mill, one brewery, five wagon and carriage factories, one linseed oil factory, one mineral water, one marble, one plow, and two cigar factories. It supports one weekly newspaper, "The Star of West Ohio."
From "History of Auglaize County, Ohio, with the Indian History of Wapakoneta, and the First Settlement of the County", Robert Sutton, Publishers, Wapakoneta, 1880