Bartlow Township Historical Society - Deshler, Ohio

Bartlow Township Historical Society - Deshler, Ohio The Bartlow Township Historical Society is committed to preserving the rich local history of Deshler and Bartlow Township in rural Northwest Ohio.

05/12/2020

Tuesday may 19th at 630 shall we attempt to have a meeting Greg Zoll Joe Kohnen. Keep it under 10 people and we are good

03/15/2020

Tuesdays meeting is canceled. Hopefully April will work out

01/02/2020

Time to start thinking about joining the historical society. Maybe as a group so your kids can work together and get volunteer work with you

12/30/2019

Merry Christmas and Happy New year

Our new sign is being installed.
11/26/2019

Our new sign is being installed.

11/23/2019

So Greg Zoll are we having a meeting Tuesday night or too cold

Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum
11/19/2019

Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum

Today, we learned of the recent passing of Bob Lorenz, the renowned railroad artist. He was 95. Bob's artwork depicts some of the most famous images in railroad history. Bob was also instrumental in the artwork and design of the Golden Spike Centennial, the American Freedom Train, and the Chessie Steam Specials.

Shortly after the 757 arrived in Bellevue, Bob painted an image of the locomotive to use during our fundraising campaign. Pictured below is Bob and his wife Bea with the 757 in September along with his original painting. Prints of this painting are still available at www.bringback757.org.

We'd like to offer our condolences to Bea and the rest of the Lorenz family.

Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum
11/19/2019

Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum

Today, we learned of the recent passing of Bob Lorenz, the renowned railroad artist. He was 95. Bob's artwork depicts some of the most famous images in railroad history. Bob was also instrumental in the artwork and design of the Golden Spike Centennial, the American Freedom Train, and the Chessie Steam Specials.

Shortly after the 757 arrived in Bellevue, Bob painted an image of the locomotive to use during our fundraising campaign. Pictured below is Bob and his wife Bea with the 757 in September along with his original painting. Prints of this painting are still available at www.bringback757.org.

We'd like to offer our condolences to Bea and the rest of the Lorenz family.

11/14/2019

We are receiving a new sign for the museum. Beautiful and will be lit

11/14/2019

We are receiving a sign for the museum. It is beautiful and will be wired so it is lit up. Greg Zoll Frank Costner

10/25/2019

We were going to have museum opened Saturday the 26th for the parade but will have it open Sunday the 27th parade resceduled

10/18/2019

Museum will be open Saturday the 19th from 10 until 1

10/11/2019

Tuesday evening meeting at the museum at 630 PM. Hope to see you there

Deshler Fire and Rescue
10/03/2019

Deshler Fire and Rescue

Starting today there is no burning from 6am -6pm. Always call the Sheriff's office if you are having a controlled burn and someone must stay there until it's out. Also there is no burning allowed in the village of Deshler.

Bartlow Township Historical Society - Deshler, Ohio
09/26/2019

Bartlow Township Historical Society - Deshler, Ohio

Bartlow Township Historical Society - Deshler, Ohio
09/18/2019

Bartlow Township Historical Society - Deshler, Ohio

09/18/2019

Tuesday evening, September 24th at 630 pm we will have our next meeting at the museum. Hope to see you all there

09/05/2019

can we have our next meeting Sept 24th? I am not available on the 17th

08/05/2019

Looks like next meeting is at the museum on Tuesday August 20th at 630 pm. Hope to see you there.

07/16/2019

Meeting Tuesday night at 630 at the museum. July 16th. see you there

Deshler Fair & Fireworks 2019
06/23/2019

Deshler Fair & Fireworks 2019

For questions, comments or further information, please PM, call 419-460-0435 or email me at [email protected]. A flyer with the schedule and list of special events being held at Pirate Park on July 6, 2019, will be available in the Deshler Flag on June 21, 2019,
Thank you - Sharon Smith

Deshler Fair & Fireworks 2019
06/20/2019

Deshler Fair & Fireworks 2019

For questions, comments or further information, please PM, call 419-460-0435 or email me at [email protected]. A flyer with the schedule and list of special events being held at Pirate Park on July 6, 2019, will be available in the Deshler Flag on June 21, 2019,
Thank you - Sharon Smith

06/14/2019
06/13/2019

Our next meeting is Tuesday June 18th, come one come all to the museum at 630 pm.

06/06/2019

Exciting news as a person offered to pay to have the front of the museum painted and they are there today working on it.

05/15/2019

It is such nice weather. Hope to see you all at the meeting at the museum May 21st at 630 pm

03/19/2019

I have decided to cancel tonight's meeting. While it is warm outside, it's still really cold in the museum. We will shoot for April 16 at 6:30 PM. -Greg

03/14/2019
Peggy

Peggy

To all board members:

Bartlow Township Historical Society, Four Corners Historical Cooperative (FCHC), Hamler Heritage Society, Henry County Historical Society (HCHS), Liberty Center Historical Society (LCHS), Malinta Community Historical Society (MCHS), and McClure/Damascus Township Historical Society.

An update since the first of communication on February 15th. I have received a letter from the Strategic Alliance Partnership from the Center for Nonprofit Resources (part of the Toledo Community Foundation) about letter of inquiry for a grant to help our organizations prepare for the future. We have not been selected to submit a full proposal at this time. I have recently discussed with the director and asked if we can apply again. She was in support of it and suggested that we begin to meet with the board of trustees of our organizations together prior to applying. Our biggest issue will be when. Please connect with your groups and let me know when a good time would work for meeting in April or May. A good amount of representation of your board of trustees would be great.

Also, Joel Miller and I recently had the idea of the collaboration project for Women’s History Month – “Top 10 Women in History of Henry County, Ohio”. It is totally voluntary and you can do one or all of the participation. We hope each group will help and look forward to what our residents will submit. Publicity will be going out to the area papers and radio.

Who are the Amelia Earharts, Helen Kellers, Rosa Parks, Billie Jean Kings or Oprah Winfreys of Henry County Ohio? March is recognized nationally as “Women’s History Month” and a new collaboration project locally would honor and celebrate the achievements of our Henry County women. Let’s take the time to look back at the many achievements of women through our history and the huge strides made by women today.

This county-wide effort needs your nominations of no more than 100 words telling us why your nominee should be on the “Top 10 list for Women in History of Henry County, Ohio”. Judges will be chosen from the historical societies within Henry County to review your short profiles, which are due by midnight Sunday, March 31st. This initiative will honor the past, inform the present and inspire the future. We will observe locally with a traveling exhibit in preparation for the celebration of 200th birthday of our county in 2020. This is the first of many county collaboration projects. Contact information is email: [email protected], Mail: PO Box 23044, Grelton, Ohio 43523, Facebook: History of Henry County, Ohio 1820 or Phone: (419) 966-1648 Peggy Bohls or (419) 592-1786 Joel Miller at the Henry County Chamber of Commerce.

We need each historical society, if interested in participating:
1. Ideas for nominations
2. A judge to help rate each nominee
3. An area and a time for accommodating the traveling exhibit

Evaluate the idea with your board and if interested in participating, please respond back by Sunday, March 31, 2019. Note that we now have a page for the upcoming 200th birthday!

Primary Contact,
Peggy Bohls

03/13/2019
History of Henry County, Ohio 1820-2020

History of Henry County, Ohio 1820-2020

Women’s History Month

Top 10 Women in History of Henry County, Ohio

Who are the Amelia Earharts, Helen Kellers, Rosa Parks, Billie Jean Kings or Oprah Winfreys of Henry County Ohio? March is recognized nationally as “Women’s History Month” and a new collaboration project locally would honor and celebrate the achievements of our Henry County women. Let’s take the time to look back at the many achievements of women through our history and the huge strides made by women today.

This county-wide effort needs your nominations of no more than 100 words telling us why your nominee should be on the “Top 10 list for Women in History of Henry County, Ohio”. Judges will be chosen from the historical societies within Henry County to review your short profiles, which are due by midnight Sunday, March 31st. This initiative will honor the past, inform the present and inspire the future. We will observe locally with a traveling exhibit in preparation for the celebration of 200th birthday of our county in 2020. This is the first of many county collaboration projects. Contact information is email: [email protected], Mail: PO Box 23044, Grelton, Ohio 43523, Facebook: History of Henry County, Ohio 1820 or Phone: (419) 966-1648 Peggy Bohls or (419) 592-1786 Joel Miller at the Henry County Chamber of Commerce.

02/20/2019

Had to do an easy peasy audit for the insurance company. Since it is a no smoking no drinking building, soon hopefully have it open on weekends once we get out of the deep freeze. Next month is membership drive so send you $10 member dues to Bartlow Township Historical Society, P O Box 131, Deshler Ohio 43516. thanks (name and address please)

02/12/2019
Deshler Fire and Rescue

Deshler Fire and Rescue

Come on out an join us this Sunday morning the 17th for our annual breakfast! We will be serving pancakes, French toast, sausage, eggs and our famous loaded eggs. People travel miles for our awesome cooking so don’t miss out on this opportunity to come and get some great food an meet some great people. See everyone then!

01/05/2019

got all the Ohio state attorney general reports completed. Next on to filing taxes, easy peasy, Still a few Ohio other annual reports to file.

Henry County Historical Society
01/04/2019

Henry County Historical Society

Cornelious Bartlow was born October 3, 1811, in Lycoming County Pennsylvania. He had one brother, Daniel D. born September 10, 1809. As a young man, he traveled on foot from his birthplace to Richland County, Ohio, in 1835. On August 25, 1836, Cornelious married Sarah McMahon. Together they would have four children. Sarah died December 16, 1844.

On May 5, 1846, Cornelious married Elizabeth Medley who was born October 14, 1810, in Wood County, Virginia. The had one son together, John Thomas. In 1850 the family moved to Henry County, Ohio. In 1851 Cornelious and his family purchased land in section 36 in the southeast corner of Henry County. This section would later be named Bartlow Township in honor of the first settler of the region, Cornelious Bartlow. The Bartlow family lived alone in the township for three years. The family was isolated and Cornelious would start walking to Findlay on Monday, trade, and work till Friday and return home on Saturday with provisions on his back.

Bartlow township was the swampiest area of Henry County which contributed to its slow development. By 1855, there were only four residents living in the township; Cornelious Bartlow, Lesse Bensley, James F. Russell, and Jonathon Vanscoyoc.

During the Civil War both of Cornelious's sons, Daniel and Elijah enlisted in the Union Army and were killed; Daniel in Tennessee and Elijah in New York harbor. Only one son survived, John Thomas.

In 1886 Cornelious was 75 years old. A group of citizens of Bartlow Township chose to honor him and gifted him a base rocking chair for being the oldest resident of the township and its first settler. He passed away August 16, 1889.

Today the rocker is part of the Henry County Historical Society's permanent collection. The rocker is displayed inside the Nathaniel Hartman Log Home located at the Henry County Fairgrounds in Napoleon, Ohio.

Written by: Taylor Moyer - Vice President
Citations: Information provided and submitted by Raymond Hagen Photo credit: Unknown, Photo loaned by Emmet Flick, Photo first printed in the Deshler Flag-June 14, 1956

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119 WEst Main Street
Deshler, OH
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To all board members: Bartlow Township Historical Society, Four Corners Historical Cooperative (FCHC), Hamler Heritage Society, Henry County Historical Society (HCHS), Liberty Center Historical Society (LCHS), Malinta Community Historical Society (MCHS), and McClure/Damascus Township Historical Society. An update since the first of communication on February 15th. I have received a letter from the Strategic Alliance Partnership from the Center for Nonprofit Resources (part of the Toledo Community Foundation) about letter of inquiry for a grant to help our organizations prepare for the future. We have not been selected to submit a full proposal at this time. I have recently discussed with the director and asked if we can apply again. She was in support of it and suggested that we begin to meet with the board of trustees of our organizations together prior to applying. Our biggest issue will be when. Please connect with your groups and let me know when a good time would work for meeting in April or May. A good amount of representation of your board of trustees would be great. Also, Joel Miller and I recently had the idea of the collaboration project for Women’s History Month – “Top 10 Women in History of Henry County, Ohio”. It is totally voluntary and you can do one or all of the participation. We hope each group will help and look forward to what our residents will submit. Publicity will be going out to the area papers and radio. Who are the Amelia Earharts, Helen Kellers, Rosa Parks, Billie Jean Kings or Oprah Winfreys of Henry County Ohio? March is recognized nationally as “Women’s History Month” and a new collaboration project locally would honor and celebrate the achievements of our Henry County women. Let’s take the time to look back at the many achievements of women through our history and the huge strides made by women today. This county-wide effort needs your nominations of no more than 100 words telling us why your nominee should be on the “Top 10 list for Women in History of Henry County, Ohio”. Judges will be chosen from the historical societies within Henry County to review your short profiles, which are due by midnight Sunday, March 31st. This initiative will honor the past, inform the present and inspire the future. We will observe locally with a traveling exhibit in preparation for the celebration of 200th birthday of our county in 2020. This is the first of many county collaboration projects. Contact information is email: [email protected], Mail: PO Box 23044, Grelton, Ohio 43523, Facebook: History of Henry County, Ohio 1820 or Phone: (419) 966-1648 Peggy Bohls or (419) 592-1786 Joel Miller at the Henry County Chamber of Commerce. We need each historical society, if interested in participating: 1. Ideas for nominations 2. A judge to help rate each nominee 3. An area and a time for accommodating the traveling exhibit Evaluate the idea with your board and if interested in participating, please respond back by Sunday, March 31, 2019. Note that we now have a page for the upcoming 200th birthday! Primary Contact, Peggy Bohls
To the board members of the Bartlow Township Historical Society, Hamler Heritage Society, Henry County Historical Society (HCHS), Liberty Center Historical Society (LCHS) and McClure/Damascus Township Historical Society: Prior to the Bicentennial of Ohio 2003, our historical organizations collaborated to create an event known as the Henry County Historical Driving Tour Day along with a map of historical sites within Henry County. Unfortunately, the event is no longer. John Swearingen, Executive Director of Fulton Co. Historical Society and a board member of the LCHS and Peggy Bohls, board member on both MCHS and FCHC began discussion about an Alliance that was formed in Fulton County and how a similar idea could benefit Henry County. After years of talking, it is time for doing. Today, I submitted an application for funding (Strategic Alliance Partnership Grant) through the Toledo Community Foundation. Full proposals are by invitation only (waiting) following review of the letters of inquiry (done). Although there are seven historical organizations within Henry County, two are required to move this effort into the future; accepting the request was Four Corners Historical Cooperative (FCHC) and Malinta Community Historical Society (MCHS). The goal is to bring in a facilitator from outside Henry County to help us work through the details. Questions about the organization the board should think about; Who are you?, Who do you want to be?, and What are your challenges? I should hear back from the Foundation next week and will need to quickly complete the Full proposal. Evaluate the idea with your board and if interested in participating in the discussion, please respond back by Sunday, February 24, 2019. Primary Contact, Peggy Bohls
Table 2 delivered.Thanks again to Cliff.