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Lorain County Ohio

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History of Lorain County Ohio

Extracted from Historical Collections of Ohio - By Henry Howe - Vol. I – 1888.

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and succeeded in killing one deer and three bears.  One of the bears was remarkably large and fat.  All hands turned out the next morning to bring in the meet. 


" 'During the winter a party of four went out to the borders of Pennsylvania to procure horses and scalps, leaving the same number in camp to provide meat for the women and children.  They returned towards spring with 2 scalps and 4 horses.  After the departure of the warriors we had hard times, and though not out of provisions, we were brought to short allowance.  At length TONTILEAUGO had fair success, and brought into camp sufficient to last ten days.  The TONTILEAUGO then took me with him in order to encamp some distance from the winter cabin.  We steered south up the creek ten or twelve miles and went into camp.' "


Elyria founded. - In the spring of 1817




Heman ELY, of West Springfield, Mass., being the possessor of 12,500 acres of land lying around the falls of Black river, originally the property of the Connecticut Land Company, came out to make preparations for settlement.  He had built a dam and erected a grist and saw-mill on the east branch, near the foot of the present Broad street, Elyria.  He also had built a log-house where were boarded the men engaged in the construction of the mills. 


Returning home, he sent, about the 1st of January, from Massachusetts, three men with axes in their hands, to commence clearing land.  They made the entire distance, 600 miles, on foot, and before Mr. ELY arrived in March, they made quite a hole in the woods. 


The township of Elyria was organized in 1819, and included the present township of Carlisle, and named by adding to Mr. Ely's named the sole "ria," suggested by the great Greek name Illyria.  It was wrongly stated in our first edition that this termination was


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