Thomas Whitten describes moving to Henry Township in the 1860s.
Mary Howard recalls her family’s move to the area in 1830. They lived among wolves, bears, and cougars and saw the first schools and roads in the area.
Henry C. D’Rodes describes the difficulties of the early settlers he personally knew in transforming Henry Township from Black Swamp wilderness into a settled community.
A recollection of Schatzel’s arrival in North Baltimore in 1874–two years before the town’s incorporation and the beginning of an era of economic growth.
Part 2 of Samuel Slaughterbeck’s account, including stories of lost cattle, bear hunting, and the danger of being lost in the woods.
A first-hand account of a family’s arrival at their new home in the Black Swamp in 1835.