Due to the rain last week, the walk was rescheduled to Saturday, July 15, 2023. Meet at 2 South Main Arcanum, between 9:15-9:30am. The walk is approximately one mile and will be led by Cary Wogoman. Here’s the link to the brochure/map which can be viewed, downloaded and printed off, of the brochure map. Brochures
The Herbert Stutz Family and Stutz Garage In working on the Pitsburg project, Carolyn Stutz Temte saw our post on the FM Alumni page and thus responded about her dad, Herbert Stutz and family. This is Carolyn’s story. My parents were Herbert and Leona Stutz. Dad and his twin brother, Howard Martin Stutz, started Stutz
Photo taken by Dayton Newspaper. From Joyce Miller. Story from Joyce Miller (Virgil’s great niece) Information also from daughter, Marjorie Weeks. Virgil Royer graduated from Franklin Township. Attended Manchester College in Indiana and attended Ohio State University. Married Florence Miller of Greenville. Parents of four daughters: Lois MacDonalds, Virginia Chase, Marjorie Weeks and Alice Jean
Leis Chemical Company . Photo from Don Leis Story from Don Leis. The Pitsburg plant was built in 1964 and was called Leis Chemical Company. Owners were John Leis, his brother Ralph and Ralph’s son, Don Leis. Don managed the Pitsburg plant. Charles Hangen was the outside salesman calling on farmers along with Don Leis.
From History of Darke County 1880 By W. H. Beers Page 271: “Darke County was first settled by an industrious, hardy race of pioneers poor men who had been renters in other parts of the state. As soon as they were able to raise $100 or upward, they came here and invested it
As we ponder Memorial Day, we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Those who did not come home. I came upon this article and post about needing help identifying those “unknowns” from Pearl Harbor. In fact one of them is Arcanum’s own: https://www.dpaa.mil/News-Stories/News-Releases/PressReleaseArticleView/Article/2484032/uss-oklahoma-sailor-accounted-for-from-world-war-ii-corzatt-b. And yes, he was identified and “came home”.