Defiance County

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Established: March 4, 1845
County Seat: Defiance

  • Adams Ridge
  • Adams Township
  • Arrowsmiths
  • Ashwood
  • Ayersville
  • Brunersburg
  • Cicero
  • Cup
  • Defiance
  • Defiance Township
  • Delaware Bend
  • Delaware Township
  • Domerville
  • Evansport
  • Farmer
  • Farmer Township
  • Fort Defiance (now Defiance)
  • Foss
  • Glenburg
  • Hicksville
  • Hicksville Township
  • Highland Township
  • Jero
  • Jewell
  • Mark
  • Mark Center
  • Mark Township
  • McCauleys
  • Milford Township
  • Milldale
  • Milo
  • Moats
  • Nebo
  • Ney
  • Noble Township
  • Panama
  • Richland Township
  • Sherwood
  • Snookville
  • The Bend (Delaware Bend)
  • Tiffin Township
  • Washington Township
  • Westburgh
  • White City
  • Wilseyville

Active post offices in bold.

Communities that published newspapers are italicized.

 

CAC HOLDINGS

Board of County Commissioners

  1. Blind Relief Applications, 1908-1928, 1r (#41)
  2. Commissioners' Correspondence, 1890, 1r (#76)
  3. Commissioners' Journal, 1845-1977, 15r (#1-13, 78-79)
  4. Commissioner's Journal--Supplement, 1896-1904, 2r (#13-14)
  5. Ditch Record 1839-1868, 1r (#77)

Board of Education

  1. School Examiners' Reports, 1877-1890, 1r (#77)

Board of Elections

  1. Certificates of Naturalization Stubs, 1907-1929, 1r (#61)

Board of Railroad Appraisers and Assessors

  1. Annual Appraisement Reports, 1892-1909, 1r (#77)
  2. Railroad Annual Reports, 1860-1871, 1r (#77)

Board of Revision

  1. Minutes (County Board of Equalization Record and Coupon Record), 1882-1908, 1r (#77)

Children's Services Board

  1. Home Expenses Report, 1885-1907, 1r (#78)
  2. Quarterly Report, 1885-1907, 1r (#78)

Clerk of Courts

District Court

  1. Complete Records, 1852-1859, 1r (#24)
  2. Journals, 1852-1884, 1r (#24)

Supreme Court

  1. Complete Records, 1846-1851, 1r (#24)
  2. Journals, 1846-1851, 1r (#24)

County Auditor

  1. Abstract of Tax - Personal Property, 1889-1898, 1r (#71)
  2. Abstract of Votes, 1839, 1r (#67)
  3. Assessment Lists, 1910, 1r (#76)
  4. Assessor's Returns, 1871, 1r (#76)
  5. Assessor's Returns on Agricultural Animals, 1894, 1r (#76)
  6. Enumerations of Deaf, Dumb, Blind, Idiotic and Insane, 1874, 1878, 1898, 1r (#35)
  7. Enumeration of School Age Youth, 1895, 1r (#60)
  8. Militia Rolls, 1845, 1863-1864, 1871, 2r (#35, #60)
  9. Mothers' Pension Disbursement Lists, 1919-1927, 1r (#41)
  10. Mothers' Pension Docket and Record, 1914-1932, 1r (#41)
  11. Reappraisement Records, 1870, 1890, 1910, 6r (#71-76)
  12. Soldiers' Discharge Record, 1865-1937, 1r (#33)
  13. Soldiers' Relief Disbursement List, 1919-1921, 1r (#35)
  14. Taxation Rate Sheets, 1892, 1896, 1r (#76)

County Home

  1. Death Records, 1886-1995, 2r (#26, 70)
  2. Minutes, 1868-1897, 1r (#27)
  3. Patient Death Register, 1930-1984, 1r (#70)
  4. Registers, 1880-1998, 2r (#26, 70)
  5. Visitor's Register, 1880-1951, 1r (#67)

County Recorder

  1. Deed Records, 1880-1886, 5r (#28-32)
  2. Plat Books, 1850s, 1r (#76)

County Sheriff

  1. Jail Registers, 1871-1951, 2r (#14-15)

Court of Common Pleas

Civil Division

  1. Appearance Dockets 1845-1853, 1r (#22)
  2. Chancery Records, 1845-1864, 1r (#23)
  3. Journals, 1845-1854, 1r (#22)
  4. Judgment Index/Direct, 1845-1878, 1r (#23)
  5. Judgment Index/Reverse, 1845-1878, 1r (#24)
  6. Poll Books and Tally Sheets, 1839-1883, 1r (#67)
  7. Quadrennial Enumerations, 1907, 1r (#35)

Criminal Division 

  1. Coroner's Inquests, 1847-1941, 5r (#62-66)

Probate Court

  1. Administrators' Records, 1845-1853, 1r (#18)
  2. Birth Records, 1866-1910, 3r (#42-43; 69)
  3. Death Records, 1867-1908, 1r (#44)
  4. Final Records, 1853-1889, 2r (#20-21)
  5. Index to Birth Records, 1866-1908, 2r (#18, 42)
  6. Index to Marriage Records, 1845-1885, 1r (#45)
  7. Marriage Fees, 1852-1856, 1r (#45)
  8. Marriage Records, 1845-1994, 16r (#45-59)
  9. Naturalization Records, 1872-1906, 2r (#16-17)
  10. Naturalization Records - Declaration of Intention, 1885-1903, 2r (#15-16)
  11. Naturalization Records - Declaration of Intention, 1843-1929, 2r (#18, 61)
  12. Return of Marriages, 1856-1857, 1r (#45)
  13. Statement of Births, 1856-1857; 1874-1908, 7r (#34, 36-40, 42)
  14. Statement of Deaths, 1856-1857; 1874-1908, 7r (#34, 36-40, 44)
  15. Will Records, 1902-1910, 1r (#19)

Municipalities

City of Defiance

  1. Minutes, 1853-1872, 1r (#1)

Village of Hicksville

  1. Ordinance and resolution record, 1876-1929, 1r (#1)

Townships

Tiffin Township

Board of Education

  1. Minutes, 1878-1905, 1r (#1)

 

OTHER RESOURCES

  • Defiance County Death Records Index, 1884-1907. CAC OG F 497 .D25 D4 2004 v 1
  • Defiance County Death Records, Index, 1908-1996. CAC OG F 497 .D25 D4 2004 v 2
  • Index to the Defiance County Probate Court Records: 1845 - June 1995. CAC OG F497.D25 I53 1995
  • Tombstone Inscriptions Index for Cemeteries of Defiance County, Ohio. CAC OG F497.D3T6