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Near Marysville in Union County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Amerine Settlement / Amerine Cemetery

 
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, March 1, 2016
1. Amerine Settlement Marker
close up showing text, side A
Inscription.
Amerine Settlement
The first permanent settlement in the Marysville area, was founded in 1817 by Revolutionary War veteran Abraham Amrine (1761-1849) and his sons. The Amrines emigrated from Switzerland to Pennsylvania in the early 1700s and, after living in Belmont County, Ohio for 16 years, Abraham purchased 1000 acres here along Mill Creek circa 1817, paying $2 an acre. When Paris Township was organized in 1821, the township officers were elected in Amrine's home on Newton Pike (now Raymond Road). All seven of his sons, John, Andrew, Moses, Frederick, Jeremiah, Abraham, Jr., and Henry, settled here. Andrew was a Justice of the Peace and leader in the church. Near this site, Henry built a sawmill in 1822 and a gristmill in 1825, which were operated by the family for more than 50 years.

Amrine Cemetery
The Amrine Cemetery holds the remains of the Amrine family, as well as other pioneer families, including the Reed, Staley, Westlake, Wolford, and Wood families. Veterans of the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, and the Civil War are also buried here. The Amrine Methodist Church, founded by the family, once stood adjacent to the cemetery and also served as a school. When closed, it was sold and moved to a nearby farm. The local militia held musters
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, March 1, 2016
2. Amerine Settlement Marker
close up, showing text, side B
at Amrine's mill in the mid-1800s. A covered bridge, circa 1885, built by Reuben L. Partridge (1823-1900) of Marysville once crossed the creek on Amrine Mill Road. It was destroyed by an accident in 1938, but the abutments remain.
 
Erected 2003 by Union County Historical Society The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 2- 80.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 14.985′ N, 83° 23.585′ W. Marker is near Marysville, Ohio, in Union County. Marker can be reached from Mill Road (County Route 143). Touch for map. marker is in Amerine Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18300 Mill Rd, Marysville OH 43040, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Amerine Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); AMVETS Post 28 Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Veterans of Foreign Wars War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); DAR Revolutionary Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Spanish American Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Soldier's Circle
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, March 1, 2016
3. Amerine Settlement Marker
full view side A
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Union County Chapter 55 D.A.V. Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Company E, 166th Infantry, 42nd (Rainbow) DivisionWorld War Memorial (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marysville.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, March 1, 2016
4. Amerine Settlement Marker
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, March 1, 2016
5. Amerine Settlement Marker
marker can be seen at a distance
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By Rev. Ronald Irick, March 1, 2016
6. Amerine Settlement Marker
cemetery sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 3, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 234 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 3, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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