Jeremiah Warder and Ann Aston Warder
1780 - 1849 and 1781 - 1871
Jeremiah and his wife Ann, wealthy Quakers from Philadelphia, arrive in Springfield in 1830 to claim extensive acreage inherited from his late fatherís estate. That same year, he purchases from the estate the village of Lagonda consisting of several dwellings, saw mills, a woolen mill, and a gristmill with additional plans to build a large mill with a dam over the stream in order to increase water power for more mills. He purchases the “Western Pioneer”, the local newspaper in 1831. Warder desires to improve the quality in Springfield with the founding of a literary club, the Springfield Lyceum, from which our first library grew. He is also instrumental in the incorporation of Springfield High School into the city of Springfield in 1833. Warder helps to stimulate the townís economic and industrial prosperity. Also, he is involved with the politics of bringing the National Road through Springfield.
Ann Aston Warder, fondly known as “Mother Warder”, also contributes greatly to the community spirit improving social affairs and providing proper educational training for local children. She opens a school in her home as well as another in town for the purpose of educating more advanced students. Ann is an active leader of educating more advanced students. Ann is an active leader in the support of the Underground
Location. 39° 56.137′ N, 83° 49.214′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Ohio, in Clark County. Touch for map. Marker is in Section C of Ferncliff Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 West McCreight Avenue, Springfield OH 45504, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oliver Smith Kelly (within shouting distance of this marker); Clark County Revolutionary War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); William Whiteley (about 300 feet away); John Ludlow (about 400 feet away); John Dick (about 400 feet away); James Leffel (about 500 feet away); Union Soldiers Monument (about 800 feet away); Asa Smith Bushnell (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
Also see . . .
1. History of Springfield, Ohio. (Submitted on March 24, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Warder Park-Wayne Elementary School. (Submitted on March 24, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Education • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 237 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 24, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.