Napoleon in Henry County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Garden maintained by Taylor Moyer, Tom Jenny, Phil Johnson
Missouria Ritter (1844-1929) was the daughter of Joseph Ritter, the original setter of land just two miles west of here. Missouria was known for her personality and was remembered by family as kind and friendly. One great joy in her life was gardening. In order to maintain enough food for the winter months, Missouria maintained at minimum a one-acre garden. Her gardening skills were so developed that she would maintain a garden until she was almost 85 years old.
This garden has a variety of historical crops including Iroguois melon, crookneck squash, climbing green beans, and an 1880s variety of sweet corn. All of the seeds and crops for this garden plot were purchased and donated by Klein Bros. Hardware in Malinta, Ohio.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Horticulture & Forestry • Women.
Location. 41° 22.673′ N, 84° 7.254′ W. Marker is in Napoleon, Ohio, in Henry County. Marker is at the intersection of South Perry Street (Route 108) and Huddle Road, on the right when traveling south on South Perry Street
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nathaniel Hartman Log Home (a few steps from this marker); Church School House (within shouting distance of this marker); History of DT&I Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); Flag Pole (approx. 0.2 miles away); Floral Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial Bench (approx. 0.6 miles away); Veterans Park At The Bridge (approx. 0.6 miles away); C. C. 'Bud' Rodenberger (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Napoleon.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 11, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.