Minster in Auglaize County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Francis J. Stallo's log cabin
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 the time. His body was later moved to the cemetery on 1st Street.
By Michael Baker
1. Francis J. Stallo's log cabin Marker
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. Touch for map. Located on the south side/west end of the Minster Public Library building. Marker is in this post office area: Minster OH 45865, United States of America.
By Michael Baker
2. Francis J. Stallo's log cabin Marker
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Crescent Theater (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Log Church (about 300 feet away); Minster's Origins (about 400 feet away); Cholera Marker (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Loramie / The Indian Wars, 1790- 1795 (was approx. 2.2 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 April 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 5, 2017, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. This page has been viewed 115 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 5, 2017, by Michael Baker of Lima, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.