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New Bremen in Auglaize County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Pioneer Cabin

 
 
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By Michael Baker
1. Pioneer Cabin Marker
Inscription. This home has been restored from logs and the floor plan of the second oldest cabin in Mercer County. It is an example of a shelter the earliest settlers used in the 1830's. At the first sign of spring, a German immigrant family would move north from Cincinnati along the planned route for the Miami-Erie Canal. Establishing their homestead farm site, they would girdle trees in the area to kill overhanging foliage, plant an initial crop and construct a basic log shelter to survive the first winter. Many of these "homes" were later used for farm outbuildings or even incorporated as part of the farm house. new Bremen was a topographically unique choice to settle as the southern most point in the continental U.S. where water still flows north, making it a water shed area.
 
Location. 40° 26.033′ N, 84° 22.825′ W. Marker is in New Bremen, Ohio, in Auglaize County. Marker is at the intersection of East Plum and Canal Street, on the right when traveling west on East Plum. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Bremen OH 45869, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Loramie Summit (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bowstring Girder (about 600 feet away); Miami and Erie Canal, New Bremen
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By Michael Baker
2. Pioneer Cabin Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Miami and Erie Canal, New Bremen (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Miami & Erie Canal and New Bremen (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Log Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Minster's Origins (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Crescent Theater (approx. 2.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New Bremen.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
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By Michael Baker
3. Pioneer Cabin Marker
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By Michael Baker
4. Pioneer Cabin Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. This page has been viewed 842 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on January 6, 2017.
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