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History of American Township
Aka German Township

(Source History of Allen County,
Chicago, Warner, Beers & Co., 1885)

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CHAPTER XIX.

GERMAN TOWNSHIP

Page 424

GERMAN TOWNSHIP may be said to form the geographical centre of the county. Its soil, surface and timber are diversified in character, even as its streams are numerous. Ottawa River, the name of the lower course of Hog Creek, enters the township from Shawnee in Section 33, pursues a northwesterly course by the villages of Allentown and Elida, and enters Sugar Creek Township at the south-east corner of Section 6, original Township 3 south, Range 6 east. The valley of the Ottawais liable to inundation in the spring as far back as the base of the bluff. Throughout the Township there are valuable groves of timber. The southeast quarter of the Township forma a plateau which extends east to Elizabeth Street Lim . The river bottom is very much lower than this plateau, and generaly from one-fourth of a mile to one mile in width. The geological structure and physical characteristics of this division of the county are referred to in the chapter devoted to topography and geology.

ORIGINAL LAND BUYERS.

In the following list of purchasers of United States lands in German Township, the names of persons who entered lands on Sections No. 1 to No. 6 inclusive, and on Sections 25, 35 and 36 are not given, for the reason that on the reorganization of 1848, and again in 1857, those sections, or parts of them, were detached and added to Sugar Creek on the north, and Ottawa on the southwest Section 16, or School Section, was not entered.

Robert Tate, section 7, 1830.
Phillip Herring, section 7, 1831.
Christian Stukey, Section 7, 1832.
Peter Stukey. section 7, 1831.
Michael Ridenour, section 7, 1829.
Griffith John, section 7. 1831.
John Slalter, section 8, 1831.
George Knittel, section 8. 1829.
Wm. Knittel. section 8. 1829.
Peter Stuker. section 8. 1830.
Wm. Knittel, section 9. 1837.
John C. Bowman, section 9. 1837.
John Conrad, section 9, 1835.
John Stalter, section 9. 1835.
Wm. Shope, section 9, 1833.
Thomas Cochran, section 9, 1835.
Sam'l Shope, section 9,1847.
Jacob Tester, section 9, 1834.
Jesse Lee Bennett, section 10. 1833.
Nicholas Fiss, section 10. 1836.
Josiah C. Cochran, section 10, 1834.
Thomas Cochran, section 10, 1830.
Wm. Bowman, section 10. 1832.
Asa Wright, section 10, 1832.
Wm. W. Davis, section 10, 1834,
Benjamin Dolpb. section 11. 1830.
Ahab Capron, section 11, 1832.
Cyrus Davis, section 11, 1833.
Joseph Carpenter, section II, 1888.
Simeon Cochran, Sr., section 11, 1832.
Oliver Ellsworth, section 11, 1832.
Simon M. A. Cochran, section 11, 1831.
Abraham W. Cochran, section 11. 1832.
James Turner, Sr., section 12, 1828.
Geo. Tising. section 12, 1829.
Jane Jackson, section 12, 1829.
Elijah Standiford, section 12, 1829.
Archibald Fisher section 12. 1830.
Wm. G. Wood, section 12. 1826.
Daniel Purdy. section 12, 1826.
Richard Hughes, section 18. 1832.
Jonathan Lewis, section 13, 1832.
James Coins, section 13. 1832.
Abraham Brant, section 13. 1832.
John C. Sims, section 13, 1835.
Wm. Ward, section 14. 1833.
Abraham Brant, section 14, 1832.
Thos. C. Davis, section 14. 1834.
George Ward, section 14, 1835.
Griffith John, section 15, 1842.
Thomas Rea, section 15, 1834.
Edward Armstrong, section 15, 1834.
Matthias Ross, section 15. 1842.
Asa Wright, section 15. 1832.
Geo. D. Long, section 15, 1833.
Josiah Crawford, section 15, 1832.
Jacob Lakemiller. section 15. 1834.
Arthur Stotts, section 15. 1842.
Geo. Wagoner, section 15. 1846.
Robert Casebolt. section 15, 1834.
Phineas Wright, section 17, 1834.
John Mullenhour, section 17. 1834.
John Sharp, section 17, 1834.
Powell Sharp, section 17. 1834.
Griffith John. section 17. 1836.
John Sumraersett, section 17, 1833.
Jesse Stepleton. section 17, 1833.
David Stepleton, section 17, 1833.


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