Putnam County (Ohio, USA)

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Putnam County, Ohio, lies in the "Black Swamp" area of northwestern Ohio and was formed from Old Indian Territory in 1820. The land is level and wet but very fertile when drained. Between 1834 and 1850 a large Swiss Mennonite settlement sprang up in southeastern Putnam and northeastern Allen counties. The struggling Blanchard Mennonite Church (Mennonite Church) was founded in the west-central part of the county in 1836.

Bibliography

Hirschler, E. J. (Edmund John). A brief history of the Swiss Mennonite churches of Putnam and Allen counties, Ohio. Bluffton, Ohio: Centenary Committee, 1937. Available in full electronic text at: https://archive.org/details/briefhistoryofsw00hirs.


Author(s) John S Umble
Date Published 1959


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Umble, John S. "Putnam County (Ohio, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 16 Sep 2019. https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Putnam_County_(Ohio,_USA)&oldid=163526.

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Umble, John S. (1959). Putnam County (Ohio, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 16 September 2019, from https://gameo.org/index.php?title=Putnam_County_(Ohio,_USA)&oldid=163526.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 236. All rights reserved.


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