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.

05/15/2019

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

11/10/2018

don't forget we are also under the label Deshler Museum or Bartlow Township Historical Society

10/13/2018
Bartlow Township Historical Society - Deshler, Ohio

Bartlow Township Historical Society - Deshler, Ohio

Heading into Deshler to open the museum about 1030 until 2 or 230 today. Depends on how many visitors and how cold it is. Gives me a chance to clean and visit with people. Come on up to the museum today. Hope to see you there

10/13/2018

Heading into Deshler to open the museum about 1030 until 2 or 230 today. Depends on how many visitors and how cold it is. Gives me a chance to clean and visit with people. Come on up to the museum today. Hope to see you there

10/07/2018
Bartlow Township Historical Society - Deshler, Ohio

Bartlow Township Historical Society - Deshler, Ohio

Our next meeting should be October 16th at 630. If a lot of you can not attend, we could have it the 23rd. Hopefully I make it up there today and open the museum from 1030 until 230.

10/07/2018

Our next meeting should be October 16th at 630. If a lot of you can not attend, we could have it the 23rd. Hopefully I make it up there today and open the museum from 1030 until 230.

09/05/2018

Tuesday the 18th of September at 630 pm we will have our next meeting of the Historical Society at the museum on Main Street. Hope to see you all there.

08/24/2018

the Museum will be open from 11 am until 3pm tomorrow Saturday August 25th. Come on down.

08/19/2018

Historical Society meeting at the museum Tuesday night August 21st at 630 see you there

08/19/2018

Hope to have the museum open next Saturday the 25th of August from 11 until 3pm. See you there

08/19/2018

Had the museum open from 11 am until about 330pm Saturday. Had quite a few visitors go through. Very nice day.

08/12/2018

August 21st 2018 at 630 pm will be the next meeting of the Historical Society. See you there

08/07/2018

Went to the museum Saturday and had it opened for about 4 hrs. Had a fan on so not too hot. Even did a little cleaning and rearranging. Had a few visitors and one was Cliff Dangler. I always enjoy chatting with him. We talk about his army days. He arrived in Germany shortly after Patton was killed in the "vehicle accident". After World War 2.

08/02/2018

Next meeting is August 21st at 630 pm. If everyone is there by 6pm we can start early see you there

07/04/2018

looks like July 24th at 6 pm will work out best for our next meeting. Hope to see you there

LED conversion complete.
06/21/2018

LED conversion complete.

06/18/2018

Meeting Tuesday night at 6pm at the Museum, that would be Tuesday the 19th. Had the museum opened Saturday and Sunday and had some people go through. With the heat I left about 330 pm both days. It was hot.

06/12/2018

The Museum will be open Saturday and Sunday from noon until pm. It is Alumni Banquet weekend so should be lots of people in town.

06/09/2018

Looks like our next meeting will be at the museum at 6pm on Tuesday the 19th of June, Hope to see you there🐛

06/09/2018

Looks like Tuesday the 19th of June at 6 pm will be our next regularly scheduled meeting at the museum. Hope to see you all there

05/25/2018

Saturday May 26th I should have the museum open from 11 AM until about 3 pm. Come on up and check it out. See you there

05/14/2018

Tomorrow night, Tuesday May 15th we are having our regular monthly meeting at the historical society museum at 119 west Main Street Deshler at 630, see you there

04/16/2018

Our April meeting has been moved to next Tuesday April 24 at 6:30. Hopefully better weather will show up.

04/05/2018

Looks like April 17th 2018 is the third Tuesday of the month so see you at the museum on Main Street for our monthly meeting at 630. Let us just hope the snow has decided to go away until December. This will be a membership drive and election of officers as well. See you all there

12/31/2017

Happy New Year from the Bartlow Township Historical Society and Museum. Here is hope that 2018 will be a great year for all you hard working people.

Deshler Crossroads Park
12/21/2017

Deshler Crossroads Park

We received a donation of 2 spotlights for the park and I put one up today. Looks good! -Greg

12/17/2017

Merry Christmas to all from the Bartlow Township Historical Society and Museum

11/29/2017

We got the museum decorated Monday. Tim, Frank and Greg all helped.

Deshler Crossroads Park
10/25/2017

Deshler Crossroads Park

The Sperry inspection car just went west on the Virtual Railfan camera.

The Deshler Flag
09/11/2017

The Deshler Flag

The building where The Deshler Flag is located is getting a mural painted along the side of the green space. Dave Rickerd started painting this beautiful design on Friday night. Check out this weeks Deshler Flag for the update photo of this mural.

08/11/2017

meeting next Tuesday night August 18th, at 630 pm, elections, so hope to see you all there

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119 West Main Street
Deshler, OH
43516

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