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

Francis J. Stallo's log cabin

Francis J. Stallo's log cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Baker
1. Francis J. Stallo's log cabin Marker
Inscription.  Francis J. Stallo is the founder of Stallostown, which was later named Minster. This is the site where Stallo owned and built his double wide log cabin. He, Along with John Feldman, John Surham, Frederick Rohenkuhl, and three unknown others made the land purchase of four sections of land, 640 acres, for the sum of $800.00 at the land office in Piqua on September 28th, 1832. Soon after their purchase Stallo made a map and divided the land into 144 shares with each share subdivided into ten parts of lots. Each share was to be $8.50. On April 14th 1833, 144 slips of paper, each bearing a number of a share, were placed in Stallo's hat. Each paid member was entitled to draw one slip, the number of which was to be the number of the lot the member would then own. Soon thereafter, Stallo and thirty members arrived in Stallo town. Their first task was to fell trees and and build their cabins. Next, Main and 4th Street were cleared and made passable. In the summer of 1833, the first attack of the Asiatic Cholera visited this territory and many settlers took sick. Stallo was one of these, dying on July 20th, 1833. He was buried alongside his cabin at
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the time. His body was later moved to the cemetery on 1st Street.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 40° 23.583′ N, 84° 22.621′ W. Marker is in Minster, Ohio, in Auglaize County. Marker is at the intersection of 4th Street and Main Street, on the right when traveling west on 4th Street. Located on the south side/west end of the Minster Public Library building. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Minster OH 45865, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Crescent Theater (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Minster's Origins (about 300 feet away); The Log Church (about 400 feet away); Minster Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away); 1832 Stallostown / Minster 1982 (about 600 feet away); Minster Post Office (about 600 feet away); Karl Kuehner'S Pure Food Homes (approx. ¼ mile away); Faith (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Minster.
Francis J. Stallo's log cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, December 24, 2023
2. Francis J. Stallo's log cabin Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on December 29, 2023. It was originally submitted on April 5, 2017, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. This page has been viewed 421 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on April 5, 2017, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio.   2. submitted on December 26, 2023, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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