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OHIO POORHOUSE HISTORY by county


Preble County Infirmary, Eaton, Ohio

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The following original records (and microfilm where so noted) may be found in the local government records in the special collections of Wright State University
in Dayton.(3640 Colonal Glenn Highway)
ANNUAL REPORTS TO AID FOR AGED 1940-1941                FILE BLANK INFIRMARY FORMS *****                                                                      FILE 
CENSUS CERTIFICATES 1903                                                          2 FLDRS 
CONTRACTS-SCATTERED 1879-1940                                                 FILES 
DAILY POPULATION MOVEMENT 1937-1950                                4 FILES 
DIRECTORS MINUTES 1892-1906                                                          VOL 
MEDICAL REPORTS 1877-1897                                                              FILE 
MISC. ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS 1860-1942                                  FILE 
MISC. CORRESPONDENCE 1881-1903                                                 FILE 
MISC. FINANCIAL RECORDS 1886-1940                                             FILE 
OUTSIDE RELIEF CENSUS REPORTS 1901-1904                          2 FLDRS 
PAUPERISM STATISTICS-SCATTERED 1882-1906                         3 FILES 
RECEIPTS & EXPENDITURES-SCATTERED 1892-1957                  4 VOLS 
RECORD OF INMATES 1838-1904                                                        MFM 
REGISTER OF INMATES 1838-1904                                                  2 VOLS 
SEMI-ANNUAL REPORTS INMATES/INFIRMARY 1889-1905       3 FILES SEMI-ANNUAL REPORTS OF DIRECTORS 1886-1901                   7 FILES SEMI-ANNUAL REPORTS SUPERINTENDENT 1883-1904             3 FILES SUPERINTENDENTS ANNUAL REPORTS (COUNTY) 1933-1941 2 FILES SUPERINTENDENTS ANNUAL REPORTS (OHIO) 1887-1904        3 FILES SUPERINTENDENTS RESERVE FUND LEDGERS 1867-1902      HOL BOX VISITORS REGISTER 1884-1962                                                         2 VOLS
Note: Visitors Registers can be extremely valuable as a source for the names of relatives. Quite often relatives are not specifically named in other types of poorhouse records.

OHS Microfilm

 


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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We are hoping to build this base of information about the poorhouse in PREBLE 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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