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OHIO POORHOUSE HISTORY by county

Caption: Allen County Infirmary, Lima, Ohio



Another illustration of the Allen County Infirmary
has been contributed by the Bluffton Public library
to the wonderful Ohio Memory project
(an on online scrapbook of Ohio history)  

 

  NOTE: Place this term in the title section of their search engine.

 

ALLEN COUNTY INFIRMARY DRAWING
Lima (Ohio) 1880 [1 image]

 

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LOCAL NOTES:

found at http://user.intersatx.net/kenheff/book05g.html 

Gabriel Heffner (born 24-Oct-1822--died 22-Oct-1901) ...  "served as trustee of the Allen County Infirmary for years."

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RECORDS:

 


Note: For every county in Ohio it would be a good idea to check the statewide resources listed below.     PHL

We have found so many infirmary/poorhouse records for Ohio that we have created a special page for the references -- which will be found in a table alphabetized by county.
(WPA) INVENTORIES OF THE COUNTY ARCHIVES OF OHIO -- 
EXCERPTS RELATED TO POORHOUSE (INFIRMARY) HOLDINGS 

During the 1930's and 1940's the Work Projects Administration (WPA) began the process of inventorying County Archives of Ohio. Those which inventoried infirmary records have been transcribed and links are here posted on a table
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CEMETERIES:

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We are hoping to build this base of information about the poorhouse in ALLEN county through the helpful participation of readers. All are requested to submit items of interest by sending e-mail to The Poorhouse Lady.

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