History of Auglaize County
Stern des Westlichen Ohio—Star of Western Ohio. Established at Minster, Ohio, by J. V. Schiffer in 1874. Came in possession of M. A. and J. B. Hemstegger in 1877, but shortly afterwards passed into the hands of J. M. A. Hemstegger. In 1878 J. V. Schiffer again took charge, but retired December 1, 1879, when it was transferred to Theo. Purpus, who removed it to New Bremen, where it is still published. The Star of West Ohio is the only German paper published in this section of the State. Issued at New Bremen every Friday. Terms $2.00 per annum. Theo. Purpus, Proprietor.
From "History of Auglaize County, Ohio, with the Indian History of Wapakoneta, and the First Settlement of the County", Robert Sutton, Publishers, Wapakoneta, 1880