Monthly Archives: January 2018

First Families 2017

On November 20, 2017, we celebrated the induction of our newest First Families of Henry County at a dinner at the Log Cabin Tavern in Liberty Center. The following people were honored:

Kay Clady Baldwin (photo below), 15386 Dononey Rd., Defiance, OH 43512,, had the following ancestors approved:

Ancesor Year Proven Award
Johannas Ricker 1860 Gold
Johann Michael Rettig, 1860, Gold 1860 Gold
Elisabeth Ricker Stephans/Stevens, 1860, Gold 1860 Gold
Johann Peter Ricker, 1860, Gold 1860 Gold
Caroline Catherine Stevens, 1863, Gold 1860 Gold
Jacob Clady 1879 Silver

Robyn Saul Mosher, 4331 Gratiot Ave., Fort Gratiot, MI 48059,, had the following ancestors approved:

Ancestor Yerr Proven Award
Patience P. Spiegle 1860 Gold
John Thomas West, Sr. 1860 Gold

History Book Photos

These photos were found in a box at the Henry County Historical Society. The late Russell Patterson, one of the founding members of the Society, told me they were photos sent in with the family stories that had been submitted in the mid-1970s to form the Henry County, OhioVolumes One, Two, and Three: A Collection of Historical Sketches and Family Histories Compiled by Members and Friends of The Henry County Historical Society. Russell explained that the photos’ owners did not want them returned because they were just copies of the originals.

These photos are high-resolution, though not necessarily high-quality. The Henry County Genealogical Society scanned them all at 300 dots per inch. Where the original was high quality, the scanned version is also good. Because of space limitations on our server, the version you see in the gallery below are only 150 dots per inch, which is good enough to print. If you want a higher resolution, email us HERE with the subject “High Resolution Photo Request,” and we’ll email a better version.

Henry County Historical Photos