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Geauga County, Ohio
Genealogy and History


News Stories of
Fires, Accidents, Train Wrecks
and other Calamities

On the 5th ult. the dwelling house of Ebenezer Sweet, in Hiram, Portage county, Ohio, with most of its contents, were destroyed by fire. On the 6th, the mills of Parkman and Converse, in Parkman, Geauga Co. were also destroyed – loss 10,000 dollars. On the 11th, three buildings belonging to the society of Shakers, in Cuyahoga county were destroyed and an infant burnt to death in one of them.  On the 31st Jan. the Presbyterian church in Wheeling township, Belmont Co. was burnt down. On the 12th ult. the house of Samuel Dunlap, Esq. of New Hagerstown Tuscarawas county, was destroyed with most of his personal property.  – Ohio Repository [Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, PA, March 16, 1830; NP, Sub by FoFG]



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