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

Minster's Origins

 
 
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By Michael Baker
1. Minster's Origins Marker
Inscription. In 1832, 97 Germans met in Cincinnati to purchase a section of land for settlement. Designated leader Francis J. Stallo and six others set out from Cincinnati on foot, heading to the land office in Miami County.

They had $800 in silver coins, the fixed price for a section of land, which they carried in a tin box. Stallo made a plat, divided the 640 acres of land into 144 shares, named it Stallostown, and officially established the town that is now call Minster on September 28, 1832.
 
Location. 40° 23.586′ N, 84° 22.711′ W. Marker is in Minster, Ohio, in Auglaize County. Marker is at the intersection of East 4th Street and South Lincoln Street, on the left when traveling west on East 4th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Minster OH 45865, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Crescent Theater (within shouting distance of this marker); The Log Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Francis J. Stallo's log cabin (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cholera Marker (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Loramie / The Indian Wars, 1790- 1795

Minster's Origins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Baker
2. Minster's Origins Marker
(was approx. 2.3 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Pioneer Cabin (approx. 2.8 miles away); Fort Loramie Veterans Monument (approx. 2.9 miles away); Miami and Erie Canal (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Minster.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 6, 2016, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. This page has been viewed 201 times since then and 88 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 6, 2016, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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