Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wordless Wednesday : Map of Salamonia, Indiana (1887)

Source : Atlas of Jay County, Indiana, 1887, Philadelpha, PA, Griffing, Gordon & Co.

This scan from the 1887 Atlas of Jay County, Indiana is of a map of Salamonia, Indiana, which was formerly known as Lancaster.   Since there was another Lancaster in Indiana, the post office there was known as Salamonia, the name which the village retains today.  This copy of the the atlas was at the public library in Portland, and I used my Flip-Pal scanner to scan and stitch the map.

Many members of my paternal family were from Salamonia and the surrounding Madison Township.  In this map, you can see the homestead of W.P. Wehrly due west of town, who was my paternal 2nd-great grandfather William P. Wehrly (1845-1909).  William P. also owned the sawmill in the southeast corner of town.  

I do not know exactly when he purchased the sawmill, that would be interesting to find out.  He was listed as a sawmiller in the 1880 census.

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