Fulda History

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Photo of Mittlelkalbach, Fulda Co., Germany (courtesy Manuela Kaib)

Mittelkalbach is the ancestral village of several Fulda OH settlers, including the Crock, Heil, Hohman, Kress, and Schoeppner families.

 

 

This page contains information about the history of Fulda, Ohio.  Please let me know if you have something you think would be appropriate for this page (stories, letters, photos, etc).

 

A Letter Home

In 1857, 35 year old carpenter Valentine Scheetz (Schütz) wrote a letter to his brother Sebastian in Germany.  The letter vividly describes life in the farm community of Fulda, Ohio in the mid-nineteenth century.

This article by Willi Schütz appeared in the 5 Sep 2001 edition of Buchenblatter: Beilage der Fuldaer  Zeitung fur Heimatfreunde  ("Buchenblatter: Supplement of the Fulda Newspaper for Friends of the Homeland").    

I am indebted to the author, Willi Schütz, as well as to Dale Schott, who brought this article to my attention.  (Dale is the author of The German Beginnings of Fulda, Ohio.)       

 

   
Fun Fulda Facts Interesting tidbits about life in Fulda, Ohio    
   
Fulda Flyover Aerial view of present-day Fulda, Ohio     

 

Enoch Twp.

 

Excerpts from the book History of Noble County, Ohio published in 1887.

 

Fulda School

 

Photo and information about the German Catholic school at Fulda. 

 

Newsy Notes

 

Newspaper excerpts from Caldwell papers from 1880 to 1915

 

German Thanks

 

An article from 1874 in the German newspaper Fuldaer Zeitung

 

Murder!

 

Read about the horrific murder that occurred in Nov 1880.

 

Old Church

 

History and a drawing of the original St. Mary's Church at Fulda

 

 

 

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This page was last updated on 07/13/08.