Brief History of Pusheta Twp.

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This township lies on the south side of the county, bordering on Shelby County. Its surface is somewhat rolling, being broken by Pusheta Creek, although the general surface is level and the soil is exceeedingly fertile. The only significant stream is Pusheta Creek, bearing the name of one of the Indian chiefs, who lived upon its banks.

The early inhabitants were largely of the energetic and industrious German stock. Schools and churches dotted the township here and there and spoke of the education and religious priorities of the settlers.

Freyburg is the only village and the first post office. The village housed one hotel, one physician, two stores, one blacksmith shop, one shoe shop, one school and one church by 1880.

Early Settlers of Pusheta Twp.

The following list is of the first settlers in Pusheta Township. Other lists will soon be online listing first settlers for each township. For the time being, we will limit the inclusion of settlers up until about the year 1850. Once we have finished this task, we may extend the time-span. If your ancestor doesn't appear here, check the county and other township lists. If you have information about the settlement of your ancestor, please submit it for inclusion on these lists. Your submission must include reference to a source document (i.e. deed, Bible record, legal document).

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Agenbroad, Daniel Maryland & Dayton, OH Pusheta
ATL80, p. 33 b. 02 May 1800, War of 1812 under Gen. Harrison
Agenbroad, Lewis Maryland & Dayton, OH Pusheta
ATL80, p. 33 Brick mason, son of Daniel
Engelhaupt, Adam
Pusheta 1838 ATL80, p. 33 Helped build 1st schoolhouse
Lenox, John Fairfield & Shelby Co., OH Pusheta 1833 ATL80, p. 33 b. 18 Oct 1809, Fairfield
Schemmel, Conrad Germany Pusheta 1832 ATL80, p. 33 J.P. for 21 years
Schemmel, George, Charles & Rudolph J.
ATL80, p. 33 George was violinist, died at age 43
Sammetinger, Lawrence Bavaria Pusheta 1835 ATL80, p. 34 b. 05 Jul 1815, Imm. 1835, md. Rosanna Schurr on 23 Dec 1839, Co. Comm., J.P.
Sammetinger, Barbara M., Christina R., Mary R., Catharine E., John, George M., William L., John W., Christian F., & Lawrence C. b. Pusheta

ATL80, p. 33 Ch. of Lawrence & Rosanna
Seitz, Karl Leopold b. Remlingen, Bavaria; Imm1833 Pusheta 1835 Vol. 21, pg. 436, Augl. Co. Deeds b. Mar 1796; d. 20 Sep 1884, Pusheta - Ch. Margaret, Elizabeth, Frederick, John, Dorothy, George, Otto, and Henry
Williamson, C. B. Onondaga Co., NY & Botkins, OH Pusheta ca 1835 ATL80, p. 33 b. 30 Aug 1813, Onondaga, NY

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