Category: Willshire

1822-era Camp at Willshire

Last Saturday, as part of Willshire’s Bicentennial celebration, they replicated an 1822-era encampment on the banks of the St. Marys River, behind Willshire’s Legion. We enjoyed talking with and learning from the reenactors and demonstrators. If you missed or could not attend the event, here are some photos from the camp.

Willshire, Schumm, & Chatt-1914 R.G. Dun Mercantile Reference

Who knew that some local towns and their merchants were listed in the R.G. Dun Mercantile Agency Reference Books years ago? Yes, this is the same R.G. Dun who eventually became Dun and Bradstreet. Willshire, Schumm, and Chattanooga are all called Banking Towns in their publication.  

Willshire-1950 U.S. Census, part 3

Today, the conclusion of my transcription of the 1950 census in the village of Willshire, the final third households in the town. And there are more surprises. And more interesting information.

Willshire-1950 U.S. Census, part 2

Today is a continuation of my transcription of the village of Willshire as recorded in the 1950 U.S. Census. The 1950 census was released for public view on 1 April 2022.

Willshire Village-A 1950 Census Test Area

The 1950 U.S. Census was released for public view on 1 April 2022. As I looked through the 1950 census it didn’t take me long to see that the census pages for the village of Willshire look a whole lot different than the pages of the other communities.