Preble County

Records are arranged by county, municipality, township, school district, and federal records and then alphabetically by office of origin. For records located off-site, please call (937) 775-2092 at least one week in advance to allow time for retrieval.

County Records

Record Title Date Span Format
Auditor
Blind Relief & Pension Record 1921-1935 volume
Blind Relief Record 1931-1932 1 folder
Hunters' License Record 1913-1938 5 volumes
Indigent Soldiers Burial Record 1914-1935 volume
Infirmary Annual Financial Reports 1934-1950 1 folder
Infirmary Annual Reports 1920-1940 12 folders
Infirmary Semi-Annual Reports 1912-1919 4 folders
Mothers' Pension Record 1918-1936 volume
Personal Tax List (scattered) 1889-1900 11 volumes
Sale of School Lands 1832-1860 2 volumes
School Enumerations 1935-1967 33 folders
Soldiers' Relief Record 1918-1961 1 folder
Board of Education
Pamphlet "Your Preble County Offices" 1971 1 folder
Statistical Handbook 1971 1 folder
Children's Home
Ledger of Expenditures (scattered) 1888-1940 2 volumes
Receipts & Expenditures 1914-1947 volume
Record of Indentures 1884-1915 volume
Record of Inmates 1884-1946 MFM
Trustees' Minutes 1883-1965 4 volumes & MFM
Visitors' Register 1884-1911, 1939, 1942 volume
Clerk of Courts
Census Schedules 1880 volume
Chancery Records 1827-1853 4 MFM
Circuit Court Journal 1885-1914 2 volumes
Circuit Court Record 1896-1914 volume
Common Pleas Civil Minutes Journal 1808-1853 2 MFM
Common Pleas Docket 1813-1818 volume
Common Pleas General Index 1808-1852 MFM
Common Pleas Minutes 1808-1852 11 volume
Common Pleas Record 1815-1827, 1853-1890 32 volumes
District Court Appearance Docket 1878-1885 volume
District Court Minutes 1852-1881 2 volumes
District Court Record 1852-1896 4 volumes
Justice of Peace Commissions (scattered) 1882-1955 2 volumes & 1 folder
Justice of Peace Oaths (scattered) 1819-1908 3 volumes
License Register 1820-1848 volume
Magistrates & Justices Oaths 1808-1821 1 folder
Mayors' Certificates of Election (scattered) 1819-1916 2 volumes
Ministers' Licenses 1820 volume
Naturalization Certificate, Caleb Shera 1840 1 folder
Naturalizations 1840 MFM
Notary Public Commission 1858-1872 volume
Railroad Police Commission 1898-1916 volume
Stray Animal Record (scattered) 1835-1882 2 volumes & 1 folder
Supreme Court Docket Fee Book (scattered) 1815-1856 3 volumes
Supreme Court Minutes 1811-1851 2 volumes
Supreme Court Record 1817-1856 2 MFM
Supreme Court Record 1844-1851 volume
Supreme Court Record Index 1817-1856 MFM
Commissioners
Infirmary Journal 1906-1927 2 volumes
Plat of Additions to New Paris 1870 1 folder
Railroad Reports & Petitions 1820-1830 1 folder
Road Survey 1838 1 folder
Soldiers' Relief Commission Proceedings 1940-1961 volume
County Home
Annual Reports to Aid for Aged 1940-1941 1 folder
Census Certificates 1903 2 folders
Contracts 1879-1940 1 folder
Correspondence 1881-1903 1 folder
Daily Movement of Population 1937-1950 2 folders
Director's Minutes 1892-1906 volume
Financial Records 1886-1940 1 folder
Infirmary Rules 1883 1 folder
Infirmary School Record 1873-1874 1 folder
Inspection Certificate 1897 1 folder
Medical Reports 1877-1897 1 folder
Miscellaneous Administrative Records 1860-1942 1 folder
Outside Relief Census Reports 1901-1904 2 folders
Pauperism Statistics 1882-1906 1 folder
Receipts & Expenditures (scattered) 1892-1957 4 volumes
Record of Inmates 1838-1904 MFM
Register of Inmates 1838-1904 volume
Semi-Annual Reports Inmates/Infirmary 1889-1905 1 folder
Semi-Annual Reports of Directors 1886-1901 3 folders
Semi-Annual Reports Superintendent 1883-1904 3 folders
Superintendent's Annual Reports (County) 1933-1941 1 folder
Superintendent's Annual Reports (Ohio) 1887-1904 1 folder
Superintendent's Reserve Fund Ledgers 1867-1902 box
Visitors' Register 1884-1962 2 volumes
Engineer
Field Book n.d. MFM
Field Notes n.d. MFM
Private Ditches/Curb/Gutter Records n.d. MFM
Record of Roads with Index 1808-1978 3 MFM
Street Grade Book 1906 MFM
Surveyors Record Copies 1810-1895 2 MFM
Surveyors Record Originals With Index 1810-1978 2 MFM
Health Department
Annual Reports 1971 1 folder
Probate Court
Administrators/Executors Docket 1880-1926 5 MFM
Assignment Docket 1885-1970 volume
Board of Equalization Minutes 1846-1859 volume
Civil Docket 1901-1914 volume
Claim Book for Witnesses 1853-1861 volume
Criminal & Probate Docket 1853-1859 volume
Criminal Docket (scattered) 1814-1914 2 volumes
Criminal Minutes 1853-1856 volume
Criminal Record 1853-1856 volume
Docket 1837-1859 3 volumes
Final Record 1858-1891 11 volumes & 2 MFM
Guardian Docket 1815-1914 MFM
Journal 1858-1901 22 volumes
Ministers' Licenses 1834-1976 5 volumes
Minutes 1852-1856 volume
Naturalizations 1860-1902 MFM
Naturalizations Minors 1st Papers 1876 1 folder
Notaries' Commissions 1872-1973 10 volumes
Patent Right Affidavits 1868-1869 volume
Physicians' Licenses 1896-1985 2 volumes
Record 1840-1856 2 MFM
Record of Common Pleas 1850-1851 volume
Record of Court Costs 1837-1851 volume
Record of Delinquent/Forfeit Lands Deeds 1852-1919 MFM
Record of Inventory 1819-1945 9 volumes & MFM
Record of Inventory/Sale Bills (scattered) 1822-1876 11 volumes & 2 MFM
Record of Probate Publications 1858-1888 volume
Record of Registered Nurses 1916-1964 volume
Record of Sale Of Lands & Town Lots 1832-1841 MFM
Register of Worthy Blind 1905-1906 volume
Testamentary Trustees' Bonds & Letters 1910-1952 volume
Transfer of Real Estate 1944-1976 6 volumes
Recorder
Sample Deeds 1821-1853 1 folder
Treasurer
Record of Examination 1906-1914 volume

Municipality Records

Record Title Date Span Format

Eaton

Board of Health
Minutes 1900-1906 volume
Clerk of Council
Council Minutes 1872-1975 4 MFM
Ordinances 1913-1976 2 MFM
Resolutions 1953-1975 MFM
Fire Department
Fire Company Minutes/By-Laws 1872-1909 volume
Fire Records 1930-1933 volume
Fire Run Record 1917-1960 volume
Roll Call Book 1874-1949 6 volumes
Municipal Court
Mayor's Court Civil Docket 1857-1885 volume
Mayor's Court Criminal Docket 1871-1894 4 volumes
Teachers' Institute
Minutes & Roll Call 1890 volume
Utilities Department
Water Works Cash Book 1891-1903, 1913-1964 14 volumes
Water Works Consumer Ledger (scattered) 1892-1944 5 volumes
Water Works Fund Ledger (scattered) 1923-1962 4 volumes
Water Works Journal 1891-1913 2 volumes
Water Works Ledger 1891-1909 2 volumes
Water Works Trustees' Minutes (scattered) 1891-1961 3 volumes

Lewisburg

City Council
Board of Public Affairs Minutes 1966-1986 MFM
Minutes 1857-1986 4 MFM
Ordinances & Resolutions 1857-1935 MFM

West Elkton

Clerk of Council
Council Minutes 1848-1881, 1897-1920 2 volumes

Township Records

Record Title Date Span Format

Dixon Township

Justice of Peace
Civil Docket (scattered) 1847-1860 volume & 1 folder

Gasper Township

Clerk of Trustees
Quadrennial Enumerations 1883 volume
Justice of Peace
Civil Docket 1878-1920 2 volumes
Criminal Docket 1885-1900 volume

Gratis Township

Justice of Peace
Civil Docket 1857-1924 6 volumes

Harrison Township

Clerk of Trustees
Quadrennial Enumerations 1883 volume
Justice of Peace
Civil Docket 1911-1921 volume
Criminal Docket 1900-1919 volume

Israel Township

Justice of Peace
Criminal Docket 1869-1894 1 folder

Jefferson Township

Clerk of Trustees
Quadrennial Enumerations 1883 volume
Justice of Peace
Civil Docket 1867-1927 8 volumes

Monroe Township

Justice of Peace
Civil Docket 1896-1916 volume

Twin Township

Justice of Peace
Civil Docket 1861-1921 3 volumes

Washington Township

Justice of Peace
Civil Docket 1895-1904 volume

School Records

Record Title Date Span Format

Dixon Township

Board of Education
Annual Reports 1851-1852 1 folder

Monroe

Board of Education
School House Contingent Fund Receipt 1902-1903 volume

Federal Records

Record Title Date Span Format
U.S. Census for Ohio - Preble County 1820-1930 11 MFM