Indiana Bureau of Statistics THIRTEENTH BIENNIAL REPORT (Nineteenth Volume) 1909 AND 1910
Dearborn county, in southeastern part of State, bounded by Ohio, Ripley and Franklin counties, with the State of Ohio on the east; formed in 1805 from part of Knox county, organized same year and named for General Henry Dearborn, secretary of state under President Jefferson; fertile soil, watered by tributaries of the Ohio, Miami and White Water rivers; surface generally level: population in 1910, 21,396, a decrease of 798 over 1900.
This sketch of Frederick Louis Dubach, who lived in Switzerland County and Madison before removing to Missouri, links his family to the troubled Selkirk settlement on the Red River of the North in Canada. The Dubachs are the only Vevay family I have seen linked to this settlement other than the family of Zellie Simon, who later married Frederick Grisard and lived the rest of her life in Vevay. There two were Frederick Dubach’s parents-in-law as shown this article.
Vevay Reveille, March 26, 1876
Mrs. Rhoda Picket.
It is very pleasant for its to sit beside those who come down to us from the generations of the past and listen to their rehearsal of the trials, privations, dangers and pleasures, of those who lived pioneer lives. Those who now enter cite tillable fields and conformable houses in the country, as well as those we enjoy the conveniences and pleasures of village or town life can not fully appreciate the difficulties that opposed those who first came into this country.
Vevay Reveille Feb. 5, 1876
A Scrap of Early Switzerland County History
MORE ABOUT THE LEVI’S.
Some weeks since, there appeared in the Daily Cincinnati Enquirer, a letter from a correspondent in Osgood, Ind., which gave what purported to be a history of the Levi family, which made some statements in regard to the same family Which were not entirely correct-
March 23, 1876 Vevay Reveille
Dr. John Mendenhall
Among the early pioneers of Vevay, stands prominent the name Dr. John Mendenhall, for a long time the leading and only physician of that place. His name can also be mentioned among the able, self-educated of olden times. At an early age left an orphan, the eldest of a number of children, he learned to depend on his own exertions educate himself, and to aid his widowed mother.
Vevay Reveille, Feb. 26, 1876
William Cotton, Esq.
In gathering up the historical incidents and reminiscences of the county for your Centennial Paper, it seems eminently fitting that some sketches of the early settlement here of William Cotton and his wife, Christina Cotton, should appear as part of that history, and the more fitting as it is the Centennial of their birth.
Vevay Reveille March 11 1876
Was born in Piscataway Township Middlesex county New Jersey on the day of February, 1781 consequently is now in his 93d year.— He was married on the 18th day of February 1804 to Miss Eliza Whitehead. (His wife was born on the 30th day of March. 1786, and died the 3rd of January 1865.) They had two children, Samuel W. and Eliza M. Clarkson, Samuel was born on the 14th day of February, 1805 and died on the 26th day of June 1850. Eliza M. was born on the 9th day of April 1812 and is still living—the wife or Perret Dufour