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

Mollasses Produced Since 1850's

 
 
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By TeamOHE, May 18, 2019
1. Mollasses Produced Since 1850's Marker
Inscription.  Sorghum was introduced to this area in the late 1850's. Farmers, at first, believed it would provide a local supplement for expensive sugar produced in the South but it never became practical. However the molasses made from sorghum was of good quality and through the years this was its primary product. By 1866 molasses production in Defiance County had increased to 53,670 gallons. Production slowly decreased after the 1860's and by 1905 only 1660 gallons were made in the county. This sorghum mill was in the Zimmerman family for three generations. It was purchased by Wenzel Zimmerman in 1875. He passed the mill on to his son John and it was passed on to Andrew in 1944. Paul Myers acquired the mill in 1950 and he donated it to Auglaize Village in 1966.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1866.
 
Location. 41° 15.812′ N, 84° 26.424′ W. Marker is in Defiance, Ohio, in Defiance County. Marker is on Krouse Road (County Route 146) 0.2 miles north of U.S. 24, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map
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By TeamOHE, May 18, 2019
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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12296 Krouse Rd, Defiance OH 43512, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mollasses Production (here, next to this marker); Kieffer Log Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Caboose 90950 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lawson-Roessner Funeral Home Veterams Memorial (approx. 2˝ miles away); Original Site of St. Stephen's Roman Catholic Cemetery and Log Church (approx. 3 miles away); Riverside Cemetery Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); Riverside Chapel (approx. 3.3 miles away); Defiance County Soldiers' & Sailors' Monument (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Defiance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 20, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 20, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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