Terry Dean Norris

This info was used by permission of the Darke County Genealogical Society and was in their publication, Darke County Genealogical Society Kindling, Volume 41, No.2, Spring 2022. Graduation photo and basketball clipping from AWTHS archives. Others personal family collection. Terry was born April 14, 1938 to Leonard G. and Dorothy M. Baird Norris in Darke […]

Baker Family History Project

Of special note is the beginnings of the interest of this project thru Willam Baker sharing about the Baker reunion. Thus the Baker family history project began. The Baker group project was formed in 2018 for the purpose of compiling the Baker Family history primarly of the lines of Henry J. Baker and Elizabeth Poe […]

November Events

November 5 Open Hours 9-noon. Program November 10 at 7pm on George Spreecher. Arcanum Post Master, Merchant, Father and Civil War Veteran who served with the Ohio 34th Regt. OVI Co. K.George’s great great grandson wrote a book using letters George sent home to his wife Sarah Ann Renshaw Sprecher during the Civil War.The book […]

AWTHS Designated Historic Site 2022

Written by Barb Deis Childhood Home of Brigadier General Edward Sigerfoos 1872 – 18855 South Main Street, ArcanumCurrent home owner Ruth Ann Collins (2022) Arcanum resident Brig. Gen. Edward Sigerfoos was the highest ranking American officer killedduring World War I.He died in Meuse-Argonne, France on Oct. 7 1918. Buried at Arlington National Cemetery withhis wife […]

Mary Wert Thatcher

Mary was born November 10, 1807 in New Jersey to Nancy Slater and Godfrey Wert per Ancestry.com.  Her mother passed away in 1810 and the father must have remarried as there is recordings of half brothers and half sisters.  Actually 12 siblings! Mary married Moses Thatcher in 1831 when she was 24 years old.  Her […]

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