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Wooster Digital History Project

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  • Tags: Early Settlers

Levi Cox: This man was the first owner-publisher of the “Ohio Spectator,” the predecessor of the Wooster Republican and Wayne County Democrat, first printed in 1817.

Gen. Cyrus Spink: This man served as the Deputy County Surveyor for many years under Joseph Larwill. He is most well known, however, as the person who organized the first fire company in Wooster in 1827, which was located at Every Woman's House on…

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Joseph Larwill: It is curious that Joseph Larwill was not buried in the Mausoleum with his two brothers, as he too was one of Wooster’s first residents and part of the initial surveying party. However, according to letters found at the Ohio…

- Reasin Beall: This prominent Wooster businessman served for many years as a member of the US Congress, and later as the Register of the Land Office for the Wooster Land District. Today, he is probably most well known for the street that bears his…

Ephraim Quinby, Jr: This man contributed greatly to the Wooster Community in the late 19th century. Not only was he an important businessman who collected profitable pieces of real estate, he also donated large sums to many different charitable…

Col. John B. Sloane: This man held many important roles in the local, state, and federal government levels. Throughout his life, he served as an Ohio State Representative, a Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas of Wayne County, the Secretary of State…

Jacob Frick: The Frick family did much to help Wooster in the late 19th century. Jacob Frick, a longtime resident of Wooster, built the War monument currently in the Wooster Town Square. His nephew, the famous industrialist and art collector, Henry…

- John C. Larwill: This man was one of Wooster’s earliest settlers, along with his brothers William and Joseph. In 1820 he became Wooster’s first Justice of the Peace. (“Biography of John Larwill” by Ben Douglas for the Wooster Republican)
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