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Source: Goodspeed's Franklin County History, 1888, Goodspeed Publishing Co.pgs 227-239
Transcribed by Candi Horton ©2006
 

-County Officers-
The various county officers of Franklin County since its organization have been as follows:

Sheriffs
1819 -1886

Benoni SAPPINGTON, appointed by Frederick BATES as first sherriff of the County, commenced to serve in March, 1819.
Sumner BACON, "to be sheriff during the pleasure of Bononi SAPPINGTON" commenced to serve in November 1819.
James KEGANS, March 1821
Robert BROCK, November 1819
Reuben HARRISON, 1827
C.S. JEFFRIES, 1830
Achilles W. JEFFRIES, 1834
William CAMPBELL, 1838
Stephen W. WOOD, 1840
John L. HAMILTON, 1844
Achilles W. JEFFRIES, 1846
Green B. WADE, 1850
Richard R. JONES, 1854
A.W. MAUPIN, 1858
Robert BUCKNER, 1862
August BRINSICK, 1864
Julius WIHELMI, in the fall of 1862
Stephen M. JONES, 1868
John T. CROWE, 1872
Robert M. ARMSTRONG, 1876
William M. Terry, 1880
Joseph NOELKE, 1884
Oscar EHLERS, 1886

Circuit Court Clerks
1819 - 1882

Isaac MURPHY, appointed by the Governer of the Territory, 1819
William G. OWENS, 1820
C.S. JEFFRIES, 1836
E. BUTLER, Jr., 1859
A.W. MAUPIN, appointed in 1865, Mr. Butler having retired from office under the vacating ordinance.
John C. WEIMER, elected in 1870, having served as deputy since May 1, 1865
Joseph M. O'SHEA, 1874
John C. WEIMER, present clerk in 1882


Circuit Attorneys
1819- 1884

Joseph BARTON, 1819
Edward BATES, 1820
James H. PECK, 1821
Robert C. FARRIES, 1823
Hamilton R. Gamble, 1829
Philip COLE, 1835
John S. BRICKEY, 1838
Daniel Q. GALE, 1850
David MURPHY, 1865
Daniel Q. GALE, 1867
N.G. CLARK, 1869
John P. COLEMAN, 1870
A.J. SEAY elected in 1870
John W. BOOTH, 1872
E.H. JEFFRIES, 1876
J.C. KISKADDEN, 1880
C.F. GALLENKAMP, the present prosecuting attorney in 1884.


County Treasurers
1825-1886

Clayton B. HINTON, 1825
Jesse McDONALD, 1826
Ambrose RANSON, 1838
Samuel S. KENNETT, 1850
James HALLIGAN, 1855
Charles Reinhard, 1868
John DUGGE, 1872
B.D. DEAN 1874
Robert HOFFMAN, 1878
F.W. REINHARD, 1882
Adolph RUGE, present treasurer, 1886


Collectors
1872 - 1886

The Sheriff was ex officio collector until 1872, when H.R. SWEET was elected collector;
Robert HOFFMAN was elected in 1874; township organization came into effect in 1875, under which each township had it's own collector.
This system was abandoned in 1877 when R.W. BOOTH was appointed.
Bernhard CLEVE was elected in 1878
Robert HOFFMAN, 1882
William M. Teryy, 1884 and again in 1886



County Surveyors
1819- 1884

Thomas HENRY appointed by the circuit court, March 8, 1819.
Edward J. GOODE, 1830
George B. GREEN, 1847
David W. GOEBEL, 1849
Gert. GOEBEL, 1851
Joseph E. ROBERTSON, 1860
Upon Mr. Robertson's retirement from this office to serve in the rebel army, Theodore MADER was appointed, 1861.
Francis WILHELMI, 1872
F.W. CHILES, 1876
Joseph ECKERT, 1880
F.W. CHILES, 1884


County Court Clerks
1827- 1882

William G. OWENS,1827
S. Mansfield BAY, 1835
C.S. JEFFRIES, 1836
Martin L.G. CROWE, 1860
Charles T. McCUNE, 1870
Herman WIESEL, 1882



County School Commissioners

Amos P. FOSTER
James BRECKENRIDGE
Dr. M. MOORE
Martin L.G. CROWE
T.A. LOWE
Felix BAUTSON
Julius KAHMANN
Squire CAHILL
Rudolph RITTER
Otto BRAUER
S.W. ALLEN




Assessors
1819-1880

Benoni SAPPINGTON, 1819
William S. BURCH, 1821
John SAPPINGTON, 1822
Robert BROCK, 1824
Reuben HARRISON, 1827
The later ones have been:
WHITING, 1862
Herman WIESEL, 1864
C.W. WADE 1868 to 1874-
Township assessors under township organization 1875 and 1876
C.W. WADE, 1876 to 1880
Philipp GERBER 1880



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