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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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Bremen OH 45869, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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By Michael Baker
2. Pioneer Cabin Marker
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8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Loramie Summit (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bowstring Girder (about 600 feet away); 34 South Washington Street (about 600 feet away); Partners (approx. 0.2 miles away); New Bremen Volunteer Fire Department (approx. 0.2 miles away); Miami and Erie Canal, New Bremen (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Miami and Erie Canal, New Bremen (approx. 0.2 miles away); New Bremen Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Bremen.
 
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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 was last revised on January 6, 2017. It was originally submitted on January 5, 2017, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,177 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 5, 2017, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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