Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential

 Center

 

 

Fremont, Ohio Businesses

 

LH-43

Introduction

Agency History

Scope and Content

Inventory

 

Introduction

 

This artificial collection was created by the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center staff for the purpose of preserving original materials and ephemera related to Fremont and Sandusky County, Ohio businesses.

 

Agency History

 

While campaigning through Northwest Ohio during the War of 1812, General William Henry Harrison was impressed by the potential richness of the Black Swamp area. Word spread of the untouched forests, fertile flood plains, and endless supply of game and fish. Until 1815, Fort Stephenson on the west bank of the Sandusky River remained the area’s central structure. After Sandusky Township was established in 1815, the first election was held. The following year, Croghansville, east of the Sandusky River, was platted. The Kentucky Company bought land and platted another town opposite Croghansville.  A post office, dry goods store, taverns, and log homes soon dotted what was to be named Lower Sandusky. While the two towns vied for a number of years to become the county seat of Sandusky County, Lower Sandusky won out. Despite the lack of access to Ohio’s canal system, the two towns developed a vigorous trade in lumber, fish, furs, and wheat. Croghansville eventually agreed to merge with Lower Sandusky and in 1849, the name of the two merged villages was changed to Fremont in honor of explorer John C. Fremont.

 

Lumber, flour, grist, and woolen mills; foundries, harness, carriage, wagon, and pottery shops sprang up.   Road improvements, dredging operations on the Sandusky River, and the establishment of several railroads allowed Fremont to continue to thrive. After the Civil War, the tiling of low-lying agricultural land increased production. A third railroad spurred commercial and passenger traffic throughout the county. By the turn of the century, a diverse economy, based on manufacturing and agriculture, developed. The city flourished well into the twentieth century. 

 

Scope and Content

 

This collection contains a wide range of materials related to Fremont, Ohio businesses. The collection includes financial statements, calendars, stockholders, a broad array of advertising materials, invoices, check stubs, correspondence, order blanks, stationery, accounting ledgers, patent documents, insurance policies, minutes, newspaper clippings, forms, notepads, and postcards. None of the materials represents a complete set of records for any single business.

 

The collection dates from before the Civil War until the 1960s, however, the bulk of the materials dates from the late nineteenth century through the first and second decades of the twentieth century. The collection is arranged alphabetically by the name of the business. Additional records of some of these businesses can be found by searching the Hayes Presidential Center’s Local History Collections.  

 

Inventory

 

Box 1

  1. Agricultural Businesses
  2. Arrow Cutlery Company
  3. Belletum Company, Manufacturing Chemists
  4. Bestmade Rubber Goods
  5. Bestmade Rubber Goods
  6. Bowlus Ice and Cold Storage Company
  7. Warren Bowlus Insurance Company
  8. S. Buckland & Sons Pharmacy
  9. Burkin’s Cities Service
  10. Fremont Car Dealerships
  11. Fremont Clothing Stores
  12. Clyde Nursery (Pickett & Son)
  13. Croghan House, 1854
  14. Crown Battery Manufacturing Company
  15. Cushman Oil and Gas Company, 1909
  16. S. Doll and Oil Company
  17. Economy Manufacturing Company, 1894 – 1895
  18. Economy Manufacturing Company, September 1895
  19. Economy Manufacturing Company, October 1895

 

Box 2

  1. Economy Manufacturing Company, November 1895
  2. Economy Manufacturing Company, December 1895
  3. Economy Manufacturing Company, `1896
  4. Economy Manufacturing Company, 1897 – 1899
  5. Economy Manufacturing Company, 1903-1904
  6. Economy Manufacturing Company
  7. Economy Manufacturing Company
  8. Economy Manufacturing Company
  9. Economy Manufacturing Company
  10. Economy Manufacturing Company
  11. Emick’s Tire and Battery Station
  12. Fisher Foods
  13. Ralph W. Fox
  14. Fremont Brush Company, 1884-1887
  15. Fremont Brush company, 1888-1889
  16. Fremont Brush Company, 1883-1885
  17. Economy Meat Cutter Company
  18. Fremont Buggy company
  19. Fremont Building & Trades Council
  20. Fremont Business Men’s Association
  21. Fremont Central Delivery Company

 

Box 3

  1. Fremont Cultivator Ccompany
  2. Fremont Glass Company
  3. Fremont Grape Juice Company
  4. Fremont Hardware
  5. Fremont Harvester Company
  6. Fremont Home Telephone Company
  7. Fremont Kraut Company
  8. Fremont Manufacturing company
  9. Fremont Mitten and Glove Company, 1910-1912
  10. Fremont Nursery
  11. Fremont Plank Road Company, 1852-1853
  12. Fremont Plank Road Company, 1849
  13. Fremont Plank Road Company, 1849-1859
  14. Fremont Plating Works
  15. Fremont Printing and Supply Company, 1895-1909
  16. Fremont Railway & Interurban, 1911
  17. Fremont Rubber Company
  18. Fremont Funeral Homes
  19. Fremont Furniture Stores
  20. Fremont Gas Stations
  21. Glenn Spring Place, 1893
  22. Globe Razor Company, 1911-1924
  23. Globe Razor Company, 1925-1935
  24. Globe Razor Company, 1911-1915
  25. Globe Razor Company
  26. Great Western Sugar Company
  27. Grob Photo Studio 
  28. Fremont Grocers
  29. Hame Attachment Company

 

Box 4

  1. A. J. Harris Billiard & Oyster Rooms
  2. Henkel-Clauss Company
  3. Herbrand Corporation
  4. F. S. Hilbish, M.D., 1897
  5. Hochendel & Forsyth Ball House & Livery
  6. Holz Electric Shop
  7. Hotel Fremont
  8. Insurance Agents
  9. Jackson Knife & Shear Company, 1905
  10. Jenkins & McElroy
  11. Fremont Area Jewelers
  12. Joseph’s of Fremont
  13. LaMar Joseph’s TV Appliance & Funiture
  14. Keyko Steak Knife
  15. Fremont, Ohio Laundries
  16. Lauth-Juergens Motor Car Company,
  17. Lauth-Juergens Motor Car Company, 1904-1910
  18. Lauth-Juergens Motor Car Company, 1911
  19. Lauth-Juergens Motor Car Company, 1912
  20. Lauth-Juergens Motor Car Company, 1912
  21. Lauth-Juergens Motor Car Company, 1912
  22. Lauth-Juergens Motor Car Company, 1912
  23. Lauth-Juergens Motor Car Company, 1913
  24. Lauth-Juergens Motor Car Company, 1913
  25. Lauth-Juergens Motor Car Company, 1913
  26. Lauth-Juergens Motor Car Company, 1913

 

Box 5

  1. Lauth-Juergens Motor Car Company, 1914
  2. Lauth-Juergens Motor Car Company, 1914
  3. Lauth-Juergens Motor Car Company, 1915
  4. Lauth-Juergens Motor Car Company, 1915
  5. Lauth-Juergens Motor Car Company, 1915
  6. Lauth-Juergens Motor Car Company, 1915
  7. Lauth-Juergens Motor Car Company, 1916
  8. Lauth-Juergens Motor Car Company, 1913-1914
  9. Lauth-Juergens Motor Car Company
  10. Lauth-Juergens Motor Car Company
  11. Lauth-Juergens Motor Car Company
  12. Lauth-Juergens Motor Car Company
  13. Lauth-Juergens Motor Car Company
  14. Lauth-Juergens Motor Car Company
  15. Lauth-Juergens Motor Car Company
  16. Lauth-Juergens Motor Car Company
  17. Lauth-Juergens Commercial Truck Company, 1914
  18. Lauth-Juergens Commercial Truck Company, 1915-1916

 

Box 6

  1. Lauth-Juergens Commerical Truck Company
  2. Lauth-Juergens Motor Car Company, 1911-1915
  3. Lauth-Juergens Motor Car Company, 1917-1920
  4. Lauth-Juergens Motor Car Company
  5. Lauth-Juergens Motor Car Company
  6. Lauth-Juergens Motor Car Company
  7. Lauth-Juergens Motor Car Company
  8. Lauth-Juergens Motor Car Company
  9. Lauth-Juergens Motor Car Company, Wisconsin Motors Catalog
  10. L. Leppelman’s Music
  11. Lesher Printers
  12. Lincoln Stove & Range Company
  13. Lords of Fremont
  14. R. C. Lorenz
  15. Lumber company
  16. Lytles
  17. McCulloch, C. R.
  18. Maxam Discount City
  19. Membership Department Store
  20. Messenger Publishing Company, 1905-1910

 

Box 7

  1. Meyer’s TV & Appliance
  2. Moore’s
  3. National Carbon Company, 1944
  4. National Carbon Company, 1945
  5. National Carbon Company, 1946
  6. National Carbon Company, 1950-1953
  7. National Carbon Company, 1954
  8. National Carbon Company, 1955
  9. National Carbon Company, 1951-1958
  10. National Carbon Company, 1953-1954
  11. Northern Ohio Telephone Company
  12. Ochs Brothers Furniture
  13. Office Supply Companies & Printers
  14. Ohio Motor Silencer Company, 1920-1924
  15. Ohio Motor Silencer Company
  16. Ohio Motor Silencer Company
  17. Penneys
  18. People Elevator & Supply Company
  19. Pfisterer’s, Inc.
  20. Photographers, Fremont, Ohio

21. Potter Village

 

Box 8

  1. Radda Milk Company
  2. WFRO Radio Station
  3. Restaurants, Fremont, Ohio
  4. Wm. A. Rice & Brother
  5. Ristori
  6. Rundle Manufacturing Company
  7. J. Ryan and Company, Account Ledger
  8. Safety Auto Light and Manufacturing Company
  9. C. Shade & Son
  10. H. R. Shomo & Sons
  11. Simple Account File Company
  12. Al Smith Plumbing and Heating
  13. B. B. Smith, Drugs and Sundries
  14. Smoke House, Cigar Store
  15. Star Target Company, 1903
  16. Star Target Company, 1904
  17. Star Target Company, 1904
  18. Star Target Company, 1904
  19. Star Target Company, 1904
  20. Star Target Company, 1905
  21. Star Target Company, 1906-1908
  22. Star Target Company, 1904

 

Box 9

1. Star Target Company, 1905

2. Star Target Company

3. Star Target Company

4. Star Target Company

5. Star Target Company

6. Star Target Company

7. Star Target Company

6. Star Target Company

7. Star Target Company

8. Star Target Company, 1904

9. Star Target Company

10. Star Target Company

11. Swint-Reineck

12. Theatres, Fremont, Ohio

13. Thomas & Grund German & English Pharmacy

14. Timpe’s Flowers

15. Tschumy’s Interiors

16. Tschumy’s Interiors

 

Box 10

  1. U. S. Gypsum Company
  2. United States Post Office
  3. Unsinger Razor Blade Company
  4. Warner Parts Company
  5. Westwood Turning Company, 1903-1904, 1915
  6. Whirlpool Corporation
  7. Winters Hardware

 

Box 11

  1. Fremont Yaryan Company, 1906-1912
  2. Fremont Yaryan Company, 1902-1906
  3. Fremont Yaryan Company, 1906-1909
  4. Fremont Yaryan Company, 1906-1908
  5. Fremont Yaryan Company, 1908-1912
  6. Fremont Yaryan Company,
  7. Yerges Company

 

           

Box 12

  1. Fremont Yaryan Company, 1909
  2. Fremont Yaryan Company, 1908
  3. Fremont Yaryan Company, 1910

 

Box 13

1. Fremont Yaryan Company, 1911

2. Fremont Yaryan Company, 1912

3. Fremont Yaryan Company

 

Box 14

  1. Fremont Yaryan Company, 1902-1903
  2. Fremont Yaryan Company, 1904-1905
  3. Fremont Yaryan Company, 1906-1908
  4. Fremont Yaryan Company, 1909-1910
  5. Fremont Yaryan Company, 1911
  6. Fremont Yaryan Company, 1911
  7. Fremont Yaryan Company, 1911
  8. Fremont Yaryan Company, 1911
  9. Fremont Yaryan Company, 1912
  10. Fremont Yaryan Company, 1912
  11. Fremont Yaryan Company, 1907
  12. Fremont Yaryan Company
  13. Fremont Yaryan Company
  14. Fremont Yaryan Company, 1905-1906
  15. Fremont Yaryan Company, 1908
  16. Fremont Yaryan Company, 1908
  17. Fremont Yaryan Company, 1907

 

Box 15

  1. Howard Zink Corporation
  2. Delicious Desserts
  3. Miscellaneous Fremont, Ohio Businesses
  4. Miscellaneous Fremont, Ohio Business Ephemera
  5. Miscellaneous Fremont, Ohio Business Ephemera
  6. Manufacturer’s Club of Sandusky county, 1916-1921
  7. County Growth, Sandusky County Planning Commission, 1961

 

Box 16

1. Birchard, Miller & Company, 1850s

2. Banking House of Birchard & Otis Farmer Bank, 1852-1853, 190?

3. Colonial Savings Bank & Trust, 1904-1925

4. Colonial Savings Bank & Trust, 1904-1920

5. Colonial Savings Bank & Trust, 1903-1907

6. Colonial Savings Bank & Trust, 1913-1914

7. Colonial Savings Bank & Trust, 1911-1913

8. Colonial Savings Bank & Trust, 1913-1918

9. Colonial Savings Bank & Trust, 1906-1948

10. Colonial Savings Bank & Trust, 1906-1948

11. Colonial Savings Bank & Trust, 1911

 

Box 17

  1. Colonial Savings Bank & Trust
  2. Colonial Savings Bank & Trust
  3. Colonial Savings Bank & Trust
  4. Colonial Savings Bank & Trust
  5. Fremont Savings Bank Company, 1882 (Photostats of early documents)
  6. Colonial Savings Bank & Trust
  7. Colonial Savings Bank & Trust
  8. Colonial Savings Bank & Trust

 

Box 18

  1. Croghan Colonial Bank, 1955-`962
  2. Croghan Bank & Savings Company
  3. Croghan Bank & Savings Company
  4. First National Bank, 1874-1934
  5. Fremont Savings & Building Loan, 1871
  6. Fremont Savings & Building Loan, 1871
  7. Fremont Savings Bank
  8. Fremont Savings Bank
  9. Fremont Savings Bank, 1957
  10. Fremont Savings Bank
  11. Fremont Savings Bank
  12. Fremont Savings Bank, 1882-1957
  13. Fremont Savings Bank, 1882-1957

 

Box 19

  1. Fremont Savings Bank, 1882-1957
  2. Henry B. Smith Building & Loan Company, 1893
  3. Liberty National Bank
  4. Liberty National Bank
  5. Liberty National Bank
  6. National Bank of Fremont, 1934
  7. Pacific Finance Loans
  8. Sandusky County Building and Loan Com[any
  9. Sandusky County Savings and Loan Association
  10. Woodville State Bank
  11. Fremont Credit Bureau, 1930-1941
  12. Fremont Credit Bureau, 1942
  13. Fremont Credit Bureau, 1943
  14. Fremont Credit Bureau, 1944
  15. Fremont Credit Bureau, 1945
  16. Fremont Credit Bureau, 1946
  17. Fremont Credit Bureau, 1947
  18. Fremont Credit Bureau, 1941-1944
  19. Fremont Credit Bureau