Ottawa County

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Established: March 6, 1840
County Seat: Port Clinton

  • Allen Township
  • Bay Township
  • Benton Township
  • Carroll Township
  • Catawba Island
  • Clay Center
  • Clay Township
  • Curtice
  • Danbury
  • Danbury Township
  • Eber
  • Elliston
  • Elmore
  • Erie
  • Erie Township
  • Frenchtown
  • Genoa
  • Germanville
  • Graytown
  • Gypsum
  • Harris Township
  • Hineline
  • Isle St. George
  • Johnsons Island
  • Kramer
  • Lacarne
  • Lakeside
  • Lakeside-Marblehead
  • Limestone
  • Locustpoint
  • Marblehead
  • Martin
  • Middle Bass
  • Nina
  • North Bass Island
  • Oak Harbor
  • Ottawa
  • Ottawa City
  • Peachton
  • Piccolo
  • Point Marblehead
  • Portage Township
  • Port Clinton
  • Put-in-Bay
  • Rehburg
  • Rockyridge
  • Salem Township
  • Toussaint
  • Trowbridge
  • Van Rensalaer Township
  • Velliquete
  • Vine Ridge
  • Whitestown
  • Williston

Active post offices are in bold.

Communities that published newspapers are italicized.

 

CAC HOLDINGS

Board of Commissioners

  1. Annual Reports - County Home, 1870-1879, 1r (#129)
  2. Blind Relief Record, 1908-1913, 1r (#128)
  3. Commissioners' Journals, 1840-1971, 14r (#2-15)
  4. Commissioners' Journals - County Home, 1927-1951, 1r (#15)
  5. Index to Commissioners' Journals, 1840-1894, 2r (#1-2)
  6. Index to Indigent Soldier Burial Records, 1885-1901, 1906-1907, 1r (#86)
  7. Indigent Soldier Burial Records, 1885-1901, 1906-1907, 1r (#86)

Board of Education

  1. Annual Financial/Statistical Reports, 1840-1856, 1r (#35)
  2. Daily Class Register, 1874-1879, 1r (#83)

Board of Railroad Appraisers and Assessors

  1. Appraisement and Apportionment Reports, 1852-1894, 1r (#128)
  2. Railroad Appraisement Records, 1906, 1v/1r (#15)
  3. Railroad Statistics, 1879-1896, 1r (#128)

Board of Revision

  1. Minutes, 1846, 1853, 1890-1910, 1r (#96)

Clerk of Courts

District Court

  1. Complete Records, 1852-1872, 1r (#51)
  2. Journals, April 1840 - May 1845, 1r (#51)

Supreme Court

  1. Complete Records, 1843-1872, 1r (#51)
  2. Journals, 1841-1884, 1r (#51)

County Auditor

  1. Abstracts of Personal Property Taxes, 1846-1915, 1r (#125)
  2. Abstracts of School Taxes, 1868-1914, 1r (#125)
  3. Abstracts of Taxable Property, 1848, 1r (#125)
  4. Abstracts of Taxes, 1840-1888, 1r (#125)
  5. Agricultural Statistics [scattered dates-includes Oil Well Pumping Statistics], 1851-1879, 3r (#125-127)
  6. Annual Financial Reports, 1840-1850, 1r (#94)
  7. Annual Financial Reports - Schools, 1915-1929, 1r (#127)
  8. Annual School Reports, 1840-1866, 1r (#64)
  9. Assessments and Equalization of Lands, 1846, 1r (#96)
  10. Assessors' Returns, 1842-1843, 1848-1853, 1r (#94)
  11. Civil War Bounty Record, 1864, 1r (#70)
  12. Common Schools - List of Library Books, 1854, 1r (#127)
  13. Commutation Records, 1864, 1r (#70)
  14. Correspondence, 1842-1900, 4r (#94-95; 127-128)
  15. Enumerations of Deaf, Dumb, Blind, Idiotic, and Insane, 1870, 1898, 1902, 1910, 1r (#83)
  16. Enumerations of School Age Youth, 1835-1908, 4r (#32-34, 48)
  17. Enumerations of Soldiers and Sailors (Roll 50 contains Assessors' Corrected List of Soldiers in Mexican, Civil, and Spanish-American Wars), 1862-1866, 1887, 1900, 1907, 2r (#30, 50)
  18. Exemptions from Military Service, 1864-1865, 1r (#70)
  19. Justice of the Peace Reports, 1842-1846, 1r (#128)
  20. Land Sales - Swamp Land, 1854, 1858, 1r (#83)
  21. List of Town Lots - Moscow, 1842, 1r (#83)
  22. Manufacturers' and Labor Reports, 1871-1885, 1r (#128)
  23. Militia Rolls, 1862-1877, 1908, 2r (#30-31)
  24. Miscellaneous Militia Records [Includes Abstracts of Militia, Enumerations of Militia, Enrollments of Volunteers], 1862-1877, 1r (#48)
  25. New Structure Reports, 1851-1895, 1r (#128)
  26. Officials' Bonds, 1840-1885, 1r (#41)
  27. Oil Well Statistics, 1909-1911, 1r (#128)
  28. Petition for Mail Route, n.d., 1r (#95)
  29. Poll Books and Tally Sheets, 1840, 1847-1863, 1879, 1887, 1r (#95)
  30. Practicing Physicians and Lawyer Lists, 1842-1849, 1r (#128)
  31. Prosecuting Attorney Reports, 1850-1872, 1r (#128)
  32. Quadrennial Enumerations [1857 - Carroll Township], 1857, 1871, 1r (#95)
  33. Reappraisements (Index to 1910--call number HJ 3331.9 .O7 1999), 1859, 1870, 1880, 1890, 4r (#21-23; 127)
  34. Reports, 1846-1847, 1r (#95)
  35. Road Tax Record, 1878, 1r (#124)
  36. School Land Records, 1820-1821, 1846-1887, 3r (#26, 64, 95)
  37. Schoolhouse Vote Report, 1864, 1r (#95)
  38. Show License Applications, 1882, 1889, 1r (#95)
  39. Social Statistics Reports, 1879-1885, 1r (#128)
  40. Soldiers' Relief Application Letters, 1861-1865, 1r (#70)
  41. Special Vote Report: Building a Schoolhouse, April 15, 1848, 1r (#95)
  42. Tax Lists, 1840-1858, 1859-1864, 4r (#24-25, 95-96)
  43. Tax Lists - Delinquent, 1840-1851, 1r (#124)
  44. Transfer Records, 1866-1870, 1877-1880, 1r (#41)

County Coroner

  1. Inquests, 1846, 1857-1938, 1942, 6r (#77-82)

County Engineer

  1. Bridge Files, 1870-1890, 1r (#97)
  2. Courthouse Specifications, 1900, 1r (#97)
  3. Free Turnpike Record, 1897-1900, 1r (#97)
  4. Survey Map, n.d., 1r (#97)
  5. Survey Records, 1841-1879, 1r (#97)

County Home

  1. Committee on County Home Reports, 1870, 1r (#129)
  2. Minutes, 1872-1926, 1r (#20)
  3. Pauperism Statistics, 1882, 1884-1885, 1890, 1904, 2r (#83, 129)
  4. Physicians' Contracts, 1921, 1r (#129)
  5. Registers, 1872-1968, 2r (#20-21)
  6. Semi-Annual Reports, 1874-1875, 1880-1890, 1893-1900, 1r (#129)

County Recorder

  1. Deed Records, 1840-1846, 1r (#41, 83)
  2. Index to Deed Records, n.d., 2r (#44-45)
  3. Index to Mortgages, n.d., 1r (#46)
  4. Plat Maps, 1845, 1r (#47)
  5. Register of Conveyances, 1840-1845, 1r (#64)
  6. Soldiers' Discharge Records, 1865-1912, 1r (#63)

County Treasurer

  1. Tax Duplicates, 1843-1899, 29r (#24, 97-124)

Court of Common Pleas

Civil Division

  1. Appearance Dockets and Index, 1840-1858, 1r (#51)
  2. Chancery Records, 1841-1854, 1r (#52)
  3. Index to Journal - Vol. 2, n.d., 1r (#128)
  4. Journals, 1840-1857, 2r (#51-52)Jury Records, 1857-1917, 1r (#42)
  5. Naturalization Petitions & Records, 1908-1929, 1r (#68)
  6. Naturalization Records, 1903-1940s, 2r (#69, 87)
  7. Naturalization Record - Aliens, Minors, & Declarations of Intention, 1904-1906, 1r (#69)
  8. Naturalization Records - Certificates, 1910-1927, 1r (#69)
  9. Naturalization Records - Declaration of Intention, 1907-1935, 1r (#67)
  10. Poll Books and Tally Sheets, 1847-1887, 1r (#35)
  11. Quadrennial Enumerations, 1857, 1899, 1903, 1907, 5r (#28-29, 48-50)
  12. Record of Estrays, 1840-1894, 1r (#96)
  13. Records of Justices' Oaths and Mayors' Certificates of Election, 1861-1946, 1r (#96)
  14. Records of Railroad Policemen's Commissions, 1914-1931, 1r (#27)
  15. Witness Records, 1876-1918, 1r (#43)

Juvenile Court

  1. Mothers' Pension Records, 1914-1936, 2r (#84-85)

Probate Court

  1. Administrators' Dockets, 1876-1909, 2r (#52-53)
  2. Birth Records, 1867-1908, 1r (#65)
  3. Board of County Visitors' Records, 1896-1897, 1900-1906, 1908, 1r (#128)
  4. Complete Records, 1854-1912, 8r (#55-62)
  5. Correspondence, 1878, 1882, 1895, 1r (#128)
  6. Death Records, 1869-1908, 1r (#93)
  7. Epilepsy Admittance Papers, 1894, 1897, 1901, 1r (#128)
  8. General Index, ca. 1853-1915, 2r (#53-54)
  9. General Index to Births, 1867-1908, 2r (#53)
  10. Guardians' Dockets, 1880-1932, 1r (#53)
  11. Index to Births, 1876-1890, 1r (#36)
  12. Index to Marriages, 1840-1864, 1r (#88)
  13. Index to Naturalization Records, 1907-1930, 1r (#68)
  14. Index to Naturalization Records - Declaration of Intention, n.d., 1r (#67)
  15. Journal, 1853, 1r (#97)
  16. Lunacy Dockets, 1846, 1883, 1r (#128)
  17. Marriage Records, 1840-1952, 5r (#88-92)
  18. Marriage Records (Includes loose Returns, Licenses, Certificates, and Applications), 1869-1913, 6r (#71-76)
  19. Midwife Applications, 1896-1897, 1r (#128)
  20. Naturalization Records-Aliens and Minors, 1904-1906, 1r (#69)
  21. Naturalization Records-Declaration of Intention, 1864-1903, 2r (#16-17)
  22. Naturalization Records, 1860-1903, 3r (#17-19)
  23. Statements of Births and Deaths, 1889-1890, 1895-1897, 1900-1908, 5r (#36-40)
  24. Will Records, 1889-1912, 3r (#54-55, 128)

Soldiers Relief Commission

  1. Case Files - Applications and Correspondence, 1889-1894, 2r (#70, 83)
  2. Case Files - Reports, 1887-1893, 1895, 1r (#70)
  3. Minutes, 1892-1903, 2r (#19-20)
  4. Relief Reports & Disbursement Lists, 1887-1893, 1895, 1r (#70)

Municipalities

Village of Genoa

Board of Education

  1. Record Book, 1895-1926, 1r (#2)

Council

  1. Minutes, 1902-1962, 3r (#3-5)
  2. Ordinances, 1925-1943, 1r (#5)

Justice of the Peace

  1. Civil and Criminal Docket, 1915-1925, 1r (#1)
  2. Docket, 1869-1878, 1r (#1)

Mayor

  1. Civil Docket, 1920, 1r (#5)
  2. Criminal Docket, 1917-1930, 2r (#5-6)

Trustee of the Sinking Fund

  1. Record Book, 1912-1931, 1r (#6)

Village of Put-in-Bay

Board of Education

  1. Enumeration of School Age Youth (missing 1879-1882), 1878-1899, 1r (#3)
  2. Minutes, 1898-1948, 1r (#7)
  3. Parent Teacher Association Minutes, 1943-1962, 1r (#7)
  4. School Registers, 1901-1923, 2r (#5-6)

Clerk/Treasurer

  1. Birth Registrations, 1922-1930, 1r (#4)
  2. Burial Permits, 1924-1935, 1r (#3)

Council

  1. Minutes, 1879, 1895-1954, 2r (#1-2)

Townships

Carroll Township

Board of Education

  1. Teachers' Contracts, 1900-1913, 1r (#3)

Board of Elections

  1. Poll Books and Tally Sheets, 1914-1929, 1r (#6)

Board of Health

  1. Minutes and Ordinances, 1893-1919, 1r (#3)

Board of Trustees

  1. Account Books, 1859-1927, 1r (#5)
  2. Annual Budgets, 1912-1980, 1r (#8)
  3. Cemetery Deed Memorandum, n.d., 1r (#3)
  4. Cemetery Records - Rusha and Locust Point, 1867-1985, 1r (#1)
  5. Chattel Mortgages and Indices [Includes Bills of Sales and Clerk's Reverse Index], 1878-1906 2r (#6-7)
  6. Ditch Journal, 1874-1933, 2r (#3-4)
  7. Ditch - Petitions, Bonds, Etc., 1903-1958, 1r (#4)
  8. Ditch Records, 1874-1933, 2r (#3-4)
  9. Insurance Policies, n.d., 1r (#3)
  10. Minutes, 1877-1982, 2r (#2-3)
  11. Minutes of Ditch Proceedings, 1941-1959, 1r (#2)
  12. Miscellaneous Records [Includes Annual Reports, Receipts and Expenditures, Relief Lists, Settlement Sheets], 1839-1918, 1r (#10)
  13. Officials' Bonds, 1880-1964, 1r (#9)
  14. Performance Bonds, 1903, 1r (#3)Petitions, 1922, 1r (#3)
  15. Poll Books and Tally Sheets, 1914-1929, 1r (#6)
  16. Road Records, 1844-1917, 1r (#5)
  17. Ditch Papers, 1924 and n.d., 1r (#4)

Fruit of Commissioners

  1. Minutes, 1897, 1r (#3)

Justice of the Peace

  1. Civil Dockets, 1839-1876, 1900-1937, 3r (#7-8, 11)
  2. Criminal Dockets, 1852-1934, 2r (#8, 11)

Erie Township

Board of Education

  1. Daily Class Register [Ottawa County microfilm], 1871-1879, 1r (#83)

Board of Trustees

  1. Cemetery Deed Record, 1910-1963, 1r (#1)
  2. Cemetery Record, 1918-1979, 1r (#1)

Put-in-Bay Township

Board of Education

  1. Enumerations of School Age Youth, 1878-1899, 1r (#3)

School Districts

Middle Bass Local School District

  1. Minutes, 1900-1962, 1r (#1)

 

OTHER RESOURCES

  • Cemetery inscriptions of Ottawa County, Ohio.
  • Index to Declarations of Intention (pOG 2278 ref); Naturalizations (pOG 2777 ref)
  • Marriages from the Probate Court, Ottawa County, Ohio, 1840-1890
  • Obituaries and Memorial Cards of Some Ottawa Co. People, indexed by Martha Dykes.
  • Ottawa, Sandusky, and Seneca Counties, Ohio, newspaper obituary abstracts, 1836-1870