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  • Tags: surveyors

William Henry: This man was one of Wooster’s surveyors along with the Larwill brothers and John Bever. While he did not stay in Wooster after the fact, as the Larwills did, he still made his mark on Wooster as one of the men responsible for laying…

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…

The obituary traces Bever’s interesting family history as he emigrated to the United States from Ireland after leaving Germany for unspecified religious reasons. The article also details the origin of the confusion about his family name, which…

- 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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