Of great importance to genealogists, the Adelphi Border News, printed from 1880 until around 1945, covered an area around Laurelville, an area around Adelphi and Hallsville and the Saltcreek Township, Pickaway County, area. These papers were not preserved on microfilm, nor were they kept by any university. Our Pickaway County Historical and Genealogical Library has the largest known collection of these newspapers. The paper was printed on Friday each week.

Abstracts of news articles provide much needed information to those researching their families. Below are some abstracts affecting Pickaway County.

Samuel Lutz removed his monument and his wife’s remains from the Strous Cemetery (also known as Belleview) to a Circleville cemetery … as a slide was encroaching on the grave. (11/12/1886)

Death of Minerva Hedges, eldest daughter of George and Sarah Dunkle, born July 6, 1850 … married 1869 to Byron Lutz, by him had four children, her first husband dying nine years ago. In 1882 became wife of Joseph Hedges, a Laurelville merchant. They had one child, died as an infant. Mr. Hedges preceded wife in death 8 or 10 months past. (11/12/1886)

Cyrus McCoy, Notary Public, Tarlton, Ohio. A. Raymond, Veterinary Surgeon, Whisler, Ohio. H. P. Lorbach, advertising watches, clocks, diamonds, rings, pins and canes. West Main St., at the sign of the big watch, Circleville (5/6/1887)

George Byers, former owner of stables in Adelphi, has purchased Nightingale Stable near Courthouse in Circleville (1/15/1892)

Historic Williamsport in Pictures is being offered for sale at the Genealogy Library and at Metzger Insurance in Williamsport — great for birthday or Christmas giving.

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