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MS-172

 

WARREN PETERS FARM RECORDS COLLECTION

 

INTRODUCTION

 

The Warren Peters Farm Records Collection was accessioned into the Flesh Public Library Archives and Special Collection on 13 June 2007.  The collection was a donation by Ms. Irene Hartley-Heil of Bradenton, Florida.  The books belonged to Mr. Warren Peters and his father Mr. August Peters who lived on and in succession farmed 54 acres on Stillwell Road in Washington Township, Miami County, Ohio.  The dates in the records and accompanying items range from 1877 to 1947. 

 

The collection consists of three books and additional items which were found in the books.  The first book is a general farm record book.  The second book contains farmer business records.  The third book is a Record of Chattel Mortgages and Bills of Sale in Washington Township, Shelby County, Ohio with entries ranging from 1877 to 1906.  The entries are signed by John J. Alexander as Township Clerk and at the end of the book by D. G. Polhamus as Township Clerk.  The relationship of this third book to the first two books has not been determined.

 

The collection is housed in one Hollinger box containing four files.  File four is not part of the collection.   It contains genealogical information concerning Warren Peters and plat maps from 1911 and 1963 showing the location of the Peters farm on Stillwell Road.  There are no restrictions on the use of the materials in this collection.

 

SCOPE AND CONTENTS

 

The Warren Peters Farm Records Collection is divided into three series to correspond with the three records books.

 

SERIES I:  Warren Peters Farm Record Book

 

SERIES II:  Warren Peters Farmer Business Records

 

SERIES III:  Record of Chattel Mortgages and Bills of Sale, Washington Township, Shelby County, Ohio 1877-1906

 

Each series contains one file which is the book and the items found in the book.  There is a fourth file which is not part of the collection.  The fourth file contains genealogical information about Warren Peters and two maps of Washington Township, Miami County, Ohio showing the location of the Peters farm on Stillwell Road.

 

 

BOX INVENTORY

 

BOX 1

 

SERIES I:  Warren Peters Farm Record Book

 

File    1        Warren Peters Farm Record Book

 

  • Record book starts on page 39

 

  • Hand written index in front for pages of :
  • Breeding

Pg. 172

  • Threshing Time

Pg. 150  (pg is missing)

  • Buying of cal (?)

Pg.   92

  • Help

Pg.   57

  • Selling of Corn

Pg.   74

  • Selling of Wheat

Pg.   78

  • Selling of Oats

Pg.   79

  • Buying Tractor, belt, hoe (1934)

Pg. 120

  • Selling Cattel

Pg.   48

  • Selling Hogs

Pg.   40

  • Selling Soy Beans

Pg.   82

 

  • Additional pages not listed in front of book:
  • Selling of Veal Calves

Pg.   46

  • Selling Cattle

Pg.   50

  • Selling Sheep

Pg.   51

  • Government White Wash

Pg.   56

  • Recipe for curing hams & shoulders

Pg.   56

  • Recipe for Bone Liniment

Pg.   56

  • Plowing on Gangloff 1935

Pg. 121

  • Threshing Time

Pgs.151-152

  • Parts for tractor

Pg. 154

  • Breeders Perpetual Calendar

Pg. 171

  • Breeding

Pgs. 183 – 188

  • Raising Calves

Pgs. 191 – 192

  • Bonds

Pg.  245

  • Expenses

Pgs. 246 – 247

  • Field diagram

Pg.  249

  • Dec 1944 Dad Hogs

Pg.  251

  • Gas bought in 1941 for car

Pg.  252

  • Painting Time & Field Diagram

Pg.  253

  • Motor Vehicle Fuel Tax Refund Permit

Pg.  255

  • Expenses

Pg. 256

  • Field Diagrams

Pgs. 258 - 260

 

  • Pages listed by date beginning 2/12/1924, to whom sold, how many, weight, price and Total Dollars, through November 1945

 

Additional separate items found in record book as follows:

 

  1. Charts
    1. (2) Rates of Taxation for Year 1943
    2. Rates of Taxation for Year 1944

 

  1. Result of Tuberculin test for 12 cattle owned by Warren Peters, 1947

 

  1. Field Photo Copy
    1. (3) 1968 crop year
    2. (2) 1964 crop year
  2. Newspaper clipping dated Thursday, February 7, 1946
    1. “Commissioner set aside $630,752.03 as County’s Appropriations for 1946”

 

SERIES II:  Warren Peters Farmer Business Records Book

 

File    2        Warren Peters Farmer Business Records Book

 

  • Front page, hand written: 
    • Conard Ruter
    • 400 Fifth St.
    • 500 Parker St.
    • Property of Mr. August Peters Troy Ohio

Pg. 1Inventory Beginning 21 June 1903

  • No entries

Pg. 11Account of Grain Sold  - Corn

  • 10 June 1903 - 7 April 1908

Pg. 12Account of Grain Sold – Wheat

  • 24 Oct 1903 - 20 Oct 1915

Pg. 13Account of Grain Sold – Oats

  • 24 Oct 1908 - 24 May 1913

Pg. 14Account of Grain Sold – Hay

  • 27 Nov 1903 - 25 June 1928

Pg. 15Account of Grain Sold – Oats

  • 28 May 1913 - 9 Nov 1926

Pg. 16Account of Grain Sold – Corn

  • 17 Dec 1907 - 12 May 1910

Pg. 17Account of Grain Sold – Corn

  • 17 May 1910 - 10 March 1914

Pg. 18Account of Grain Sold – Corn

  • 15 March 1914 - 10 Feb 1917

Pg. 19Account of Grain Sold – Wheat

  • 20 Oct 1915 - 31 July 1933

Pg. 20Account of Grain Sold – Corn

  • 8 Sept 1917 - 15 May 1924

Pg. 21Account of Grain Sold – Corn

  • 14 Feb 1917 - 8 Oct 1932

Pg. 22Account of Grain Sold – Oats

  • 12 April 1929 - 20 Nov 1934

Pg. 23Account of Grain Sold

  • 13 Jan 1933 - 1945

Pg. 30Account of Grain Sold – Clover Seed

  • 20 Feb 1909 – 12 Mar 1922

Pg. 31Account of Grain Sold – Clover Seed

  • 18 Feb 1904 – 10 Nov 1919

Pg. 32Account of Grain Sold – Wheat

  • 27 Feb 1904 – 16 Jan 1934

Pg. 33Account of Grain Sold – Oats

  • 28 Mar 1907 – 26 June 1919

Pg. 34Account of Grain Sold – Corn

  • 18 May 1904

Pg. 39Yearly Record of Grain Raised – Wheat

  • 1903

Pg. 42Yearly Record of Grain Raised – Wheat

  • 1933 – 1937

Pg. 45Yearly Grain Account

  • 1923

Pg. 46Yearly Grain Account – Hay for Feed

Pg. 47Account of Live Stock Sold

  • 1903 - 3 Feb 1926

Pg. 48Account of Live Stock Sold – Cattle

  • 1903 – 21 Aug 1911

Pg. 49Account of Live Stock Sold – Hogs

  • 31 Dec 1903 – 13 Sept 1913

Pg. 50Account of Live Stock Sold – Cattle

  • 25 April 1912 – 14 Feb 1920

Pg. 51Account of Live Stock Sold – Cattle

  • 23 Oct 1911 – 15 Dec 1922

Pg. 52Account of Live Stock Sold – Hogs

  • 10 Nov 1915 – 18 Dec 1917

Pg. 66Account of Live Stock Sold – Horses

  • 3 Feb 1926

Pg. 67Account of Live Stock Bought - Horses

  • 8 March 1905 – 2 March 1921

Pg. 68Account of Live Stock Bought – Cattle

  • 18 Dec 1906 – 21 Sept 1914

Pg. 69Account of Live Stock Bought – Hogs

  • 1 Feb 1913 – 2 Feb 1920

Pg. 81Account of Hay, Straw, Etc. - Hay

  • 27 Nov 1903 – 31 May 1910

Pg. 82Account of Hay, Straw, Etc. - Hay

  • 2 June 1910 – 6 Dec 1915

Pg. 83Account of Hay, Straw, Etc. - Hay

  • 4 May 1916 – 28 June 1928

Pg. 93Account of Hay, Straw, Etc. - Hay

  • 14 Nov 1908 – 25 May 1913

Pg. 94Butter Account   

  • 10 May 1905 – 23 Feb 1907

Pg. 94Butter Account

  • 2 March 1907 – 4 May 1907

Pg. 95Butter Account

  • 4 May 1907 – 15 June 1907

Pg. 137Poultry Account – Plymouth Rock

  • 16 June 1903 – 9 March 1907

Pg. 151Vegetable Account

  • 20 Feb 1908 – 10 May 1917

Pg. 191Miscellaneous Sales

  • 23 June 1903 – 5 Oct 1906

Pg. 192Miscellaneous Sales

  • 5 Oct 1906 – 6 Oct 1908

Pg. 193Miscellaneous Sales

  • 6 Oct 1908 – 13 Dec 1910

Pg. 194Miscellaneous Sales

  • 25 Feb 1911 – 3 Oct 1913

Pg. 195Miscellaneous Sales

  • 8 Oct 1913 -  14 June 1930

Pg. 199Miscellaneous Sales

  • 25 Oct 1935

Pg. 200Miscellaneous Sales

  • 6 Dec 1911 – 29 Dec 1917

Pg. 203Miscellaneous Purchases

  • 1 Jan 1903 – 27 April 1905

Pg. 204Miscellaneous Purchases

  • 27 April 1905 – 10 Oct 1909

Pg. 205Miscellaneous Purchases

  • 23 Oct 1909 – 13 Dec 1911

Pg. 206Miscellaneous Purchases

  • 25 Nov 1911 – 12 August 1922

Pg. 207Miscellaneous Purchases 7

  • October 1922 – 10 May 1933

Pg. 208Miscellaneous Purchases

  • 10 June 1934 – 15 June 1938

Pg. 210Miscellaneous Purchases

  • 3 Oct 1923 – 26 April 1929

Pg. 211Miscellaneous Purchases

  • 18 Nov 1914 – 26 May 1924

Pg. 212Miscellaneous Purchases - Coal

  • 12 Sept 1910 – 1 Oct 1914

Pg. 215Hired Labor Account     

  • June 1903 – Feb 1905

Pg. 216Hired Labor Account

  • July 1903 – 31 Sept 1911

Pg. 217Hired Labor Account

  • 10 Oct 1911 – 19 Oct 1915

Pg. 218Hired Labor Account

  • 10 Nov 1915 – 14 Sept 1937

Pg. 229Hired Labor Account – Received for Work

  • 1 Dec 1917

Pg. 231Household Expenses – Water Rent

  • 1 Jan 1926 – 19 Sept 1935

Pg. 232Household Expenses – Gas & Electric

  • 5 Jan 1931 – 2 June 1932

Pg. 233Household Expenses

  • 28 July 1932 – 5 Dec 1933

Pg. 234Household Expenses – gas & light

  • 15 Dec 1933 – 19 July 1935

Pg. 235Household Expenses

  • 5 Aug 1935 – June 24 1938

Pg. 236Household Expenses – Water

  • 16 Nov 1935

Pg. 254Household Expenses – Trosel

  • 10 Nov 1937

Pg. 256Household Expenses

  • 1 June 1928 – 19 Sept 1935

Pg. 257Household Expenses

  • 16 Aug 1933 – 28 June 1938

Pg. 258Household Expenses

  • 20 May 1911 – 2 March 1929

Pg. 259Household Expenses

  • 7 Jan 1910 – 6 April 1933

Pg. 260Household Expenses

  • 1 June 1907 – 14 June 1930

Pg. 261Miscellaneous Expenses

  • 18 July 1903 – 2 April 1906

Pg. 262Miscellaneous Expenses

  • 13 Nov 1903 – 2 May 1908

Pg. 263Miscellaneous Expenses

  • 14 Dec 1907 – 21 May 1909

Pg. 264Miscellaneous Expenses

  • 5 June 1909 – 28 Jan 1911

Pg. 265Miscellaneous Expenses

  • 4 August 1903 – 16 June 1912

Pg. 266Miscellaneous Expenses

  • 12 June 1912 – 25 Sept 1914

Pg. 267Miscellaneous Expenses

  • 8 November 1913 – 15 April 1915

Pg. 268Miscellaneous Expenses

  • 17 April 1915 – 9 July 1916

Pg. 269Miscellaneous Expenses

  • 24 July 1916 – 6 Dec 1917

Pg. 270Miscellaneous Expenses

  • 21 Dec 1917 – 20 Aug 1919

Pg. 271Miscellaneous Expenses

  • 1 Oct 1919 – 1 Aug 1923

Pg. 273Grand Total Yearly Expenses

  • 5 May 1934 – 15 Oct 1937

Pg. 274Bills Receivable

  • 5 Aug 1903 – 7 May 1927

Pg. 275Amounts Due Me

  • 19 Aug 1903 – 30 July 1905

Pg. 276Bills Receivable

  • 7 Jan 1927 – 28 Nov 1944

Pg. 280Bills Receivable

  • 8 Aug 1904 – 14 Jan 1915

Pg. 281Amounts Due Me

  • 1 Feb 1904 – 4 Feb 1905

Pg. 288Bills Receivable

  • 26 Feb 1929

Pg. 290Bills Receivable – received for team work

  • 1 Dec 1917 – 1 Nov 1930

Pg. 292Bills Receivable

  • 20 April 1918 – 16 Nov 1918

Pg. 294Bills Payable

  • 26 Oct 1903 – 16 Sept 1917

Pg. 295Amounts I Owe

  • 26 Oct 1903 – 17 May 1914

Pg. 296Bills Payable

  • 26 Oct 1917 – 2 June 1928

Pg. 297Amounts I Owe

  • 26 Oct 1917 – Oct 22 1935

Pg. 300Bills Payable

  • 5 Jan 1930 – 12 Sept 1937

Pg. 301Amounts I Owe

  • 23 Jan 1938 – 19 June 1938

Pg. 302Bills Payable

  • 27 March 1938 (Grace Church)

Pg. 304Bills Payable

  • Jan 1937 – Oct 1937

Pg. 306Bills Payable

  • June 1904 – 23 July 1941

Pg. 307Amounts I Owe

  • 9 July 1904 – 9 Oct 1941

Pg. 308Bills Payable

  • 2 May 1938 – 7 Oct 1938

Pg. 310Bills Payable

  • 1 July 1929 – 28 Feb 1938

Pg. 311Amounts I Owe

  • 1 July 1929 – 9 March 1935

Pg. 312Bills Payable

  • 18 Jan 1930 – 11 Jan 1936

Pg. 314Record of Bank Balances

  • 10 Feb 1906 – 19 Jan 1932

Pg. 315Record of Bank Balances

  • 30 June 1920 – 1 July 1938

Pg. 316Record of Bank Balances

  • 25 July 1933 – 30 30 Sept 1946

Pg. 317Record of Bank Balances

  • 1 April 1938 – 10 April 1950

Pg. 318Record of Bank Balances

  • April 1946 – Sept 1950

Pg. 321Record of Brood Animals

  • 11 May 1903 – 2 May 1920

 

Additional articles found in book as follows:

 

Item 1.  The Piqua Milling Company Elevator

  • Dated 5-2-40

Item 2.Flach Brothers Invoice

  • Dated 3 Jan 1939

Item 3.Flach Brothers Invoice

  • Dated 9 Feb 1939

Item 4.Flach Brothers Invoice

  • Dated:  1 April 1939

Item 5.The Beckert Bros. Co. Invoice

  • Dated 17 Nov 1938

Item 6.Heidle & Schelle Invoice

  • To August Peters
  • Dated 1 Nov 1937

Item 7.Heidle & Schelld Invoice

  • To August Peters
  • Dated 1 July 1935

Item 8.John F. Luckey Invoice

  • Dated 30 May 1936

Item 9.Miami County Hardware Invoice

  • To Warren Peters
  • Dated 31 Aug 1935

Item 10.Karl Kiesewetter Invoice

  • Tinner, Roofer, Spouting, Furnace & Sheet Metal Work
  • 117 W Water St.

Item 11.Weigh Ticket

  • Blank - Jones US Standard Scale

Item 12.Weigh Ticket

  • Fairbanks’ Standard Scale
  • 9 June 1911
  • A. Peters

Item 13.Sherriff-Goslin Roofing, Dayton, Ohio, Invoice

  • To August & Sarah Peters
  • 1207 Nicklin Ave
  • 23 March 1936

Item 14.Sherriff-Goslin Roofing, Dayton, Ohio, Invoice

  • To August & Sarah Peters
  • 1207 Nicklin Ave
  • 9 March 1936

Item 15.Sherriff-Goslin Roofing, Dayton, Ohio, Invoice

  • To August & Sarah Peters
  • 1207 Nicklin Ave
  • March 1936

Item 16.Newspaper clipping

  • Storage of Cured Meat

Item 17.Newspaper clipping

  • The Miami Union, Troy
  • Thursday, 24 Jan 1910
  • Poor German Youth, David Hirsch

Item 18.Folkerth Coal Company Invoice

  • Dated 2 Nov 1935

 

 

SERIES III:  Record of Chattel Mortgages and Bills of Sale,

                             Washington Township, Shelby County, Ohio 1877-

                             1906

 

File    3        Record of Chattel Mortgages and Bills of Sale,

                             Washington Township, Shelby County, Ohio 1877-

                             1906

 

  • Under Laws of Ohio:  Act of April 30th, 1877

 

  • Indexed by Mortgager and Mortgagee names in front of record book.
    • Contains some full written mortgages by Twp. Clerk
    • Back of record book contains handwritten lists of names, dates and dollar amounts.

 

Additional separate articles found in record book as follows:

 

  1. An additional typed paper of instructions for care and handling of this book.

 

  1. Two individual receipts dated September 9, 1899, for a note on the purchase of a Piano Box Buggy.

 

  1. One individual receipt dated August 27, 1899 for a second hand Jump seat Wagon.

 

  1. Legal notice dated April 1890, for the sale of one Sorrell Mare.

 

  1. Numerous monthly receipts dated from April 29, 1911 through May 23, 1921.  Received from Stanley Stewart by D G Rasor for house rent.

 

  1. One Chattel Mortgage Note, dated October 9, 1894, Piqua, Ohio, for $250.00.  Promising to pay John Rasor $250, with 6% interest, by Daniel G. Rasor.

 

File    4        Not a part of the collection.  Genealogical information on

                             Warren Peters including census information from the

                             1910, 1920, and 1930 census; World War II draft

                             registration card, and his date of death (June 1987 )

                             from the Social Security Death Index.  Also two maps

                             of Washington Township, Miami County, Ohio with

                             the Peters farm highlighted on the maps (1911 &

                             1963).