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Saints Peter and Paul Church, Petersburg (1835), was the mother
church for St. Joseph, Wapakoneta; St. John the Evangelist, Fryburg;
St. Lawrence, Rhine; and Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception,
Botkins. All were founded by German-Catholic…
Francis J. Stallo is the founder of Stallostown, which was later named Minster. This is the site where Stallo owned and built his double wide log cabin. He, Along with John Feldman, John Surham, Frederick Rohenkuhl, and three unknown others made t…
This is the former site of a one room school house that was established in 1882. It later became known as the Manchester School.
This home has been restored from logs and the floor plan of the second oldest cabin in Mercer County. It is an example of a shelter the earliest settlers used in the 1830's. At the first sign of spring, a German immigrant family would move north f…
In 1832, 97 Germans met in Cincinnati to purchase a section of land for settlement.
Designated leader Francis J. Stallo and six others set out from Cincinnati on foot, heading to the land office in Miami County.
They had $800 in silver coins, …
This large 2-story brick structure served as the only Minster movie house for over 60 years. It opened in 1933 and boasted a stage, orchestra pit, and seating for 611 patrons. The first show was an animated Mutt & Jeff short film. During the silen…
This was the site of the first Stallostown Mission Catholic Church in Minster, completed in 1835. The brick wall surrounding the gazebo is representative of the footprint, measuring approximately 40 feet wide and 60 feet long. It was 16 logs high …
In pious memory of all our cholera victims
over 300 especially of the year 1849
Eternal rest grant unto thee O Lord
Erected in 1937
Broadwell Mill On this site a mill was constructed using a mill race for power. Destruction of the mill race by the 1913 flood ended operation.
Dedicated to all who serve
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