Auglaize County, Ohio

History and Genealogy



History of Auglaize County


Material Wealth


The following listed tables of averages with respective products thereof exhibit the material development and wealth of the county:—

Agricultural, 1878:—

Wheat22,109 acres.337.355 bushels.
Rye659 "7,436 "
Buckwheat155 "1,943 "
Oats11,295 "371,804 "
Barley826 "26,697 "
Corn39,975 "1,026,343 bushels
Timothy10,035 "14,151 tons
Clover38,883 "4,528 "
Grass Seed—— "5,209 "
Flax708 "5,481 bush. seed
Potatoes1,329 "75,980 bushels
Sweet Potatoes9 "104 "
Tobacco19 "6,000 lbs
Sorgham406 "19, 448 gals. syrup
Maple Sugar2,879 lbs1,204 "
Bees, hives1,0778,165 lgs. honey


Horticultural:—

Orchards3192 acres
Apples1703 bushels
Peaches25 "
Pears134 "


Live stock, chattels, etc., 1879: —

Horses8,157Value $316,357
Cattle14,780" 154,548
Mules314" 13,045
Sheep14,405" 26.650
Hogs24,714 " 42.525
Dogs2,767" 2,152
Carriages3,814" 111,995
Watches473" 7,039
Painos and organs249" 19,080
Merchant Stock " 140,080
Manufacture stock " 58,373
Moneys on deposit subject to order " 265,849
All other personals " 180,638
Credit unions bona fide debts " 257,500
Money in bonds, stocks, and otherwise " 8,625
Bonds not lisged by requirement " 5,400
Bank and other corporation property " 1,907,797


Improvements, 1878:—

New DwellingsValue$85,120
Flour Mills"1,200
Stores"3,400
Other Buildings"10,000
Total new buildings"39,720


General Valuation:—

Number acres of land247,894Value$4,240,730
Real estate in villages247,894Value1,330,010
Chattel property247,894Value2,052,820
Total Value247,894Value7,623,560
State school fund247,894Value7,623
State tax247,894Value22,102
County tax247,894Value26,682
Township tax247,894Value8,798
Village tax247,894Value13,827
County debt247,894Value62,000
Village debt247,894Value10,652
School debt247,894Value44.400



From "History of Auglaize County, Ohio, with the Indian History of Wapakoneta, and the First Settlement of the County", Robert Sutton, Publishers, Wapakoneta, 1880