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

Chrisholm

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 21, 2018
1. Chrisholm Marker
Inscription. This farm, Chrisholm (German for home farm of Christian Augspurger), was established in 1830 by Christian Augspurger (1782-1848), leader of the Amish Mennonite settlement in Butler County. The Amish selected this area because of rich, fertile farmland and proximity to the Great Miami River. Christian's son, Samuel, inherited the farm and lived there with his wife, Eliza Holly, and their seven children. The large, two-story farmhouse was built in 1874 after fire destroyed the original 1830 stone house. It typifies the stark simplicity and balanced building style of Amish Mennonite settlements in Ohio. The property also features a large bank barn with a stone foundation.

Samuel Augspurger (1825-1900) was an innovative entrepreneur responsible for Woodsdale's industrial growth. Among other things, he directed the construction of Woodsdale's first bridge over the Great Miami River, served as director of three turnpikes, and oversaw grist and saw mills. An incorporator of the paper company, he was also instrumental in establishing the Woodsdale school and post office.
 
Erected 1997 by Trenton Historical Society, CINERGY, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 6-9.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection

Chrisholm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 21, 2018
2. Chrisholm Marker
full view
marker series.
 
Location. 39° 26.599′ N, 84° 27.65′ W. Marker is in Woodsdale, Ohio, in Butler County. Marker is on Woodsdale Road (County Route 150), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at the front entrance to Chrisholm MetroPark Farmstead. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2070 Woodsdale Road, Trenton OH 45067, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Woodsdale (here, next to this marker); The Amish Mennonite Settlement (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Busenbark / Dr. Charles F. Richter (approx. 2 miles away); The Village of Trenton / The Elk Creek Baptist Church and Cemetery (approx. 2.6 miles away); Founder's Park (approx. 2.6 miles away); The Miami Canal (approx. 2.6 miles away); Road of Remembrance (approx. 2.9 miles away); Village of Miltonville (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodsdale.
 
Categories. AgricultureSettlements & Settlers
 
Chrisholm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 21, 2018
3. Chrisholm Marker
Chrisholm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 21, 2018
4. Chrisholm Marker
the barn, with windmill
Chrisholm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, August 21, 2018
5. Chrisholm Marker
the house
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 50 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 25, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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