A Little Piece of Paradise...College Hill, Ohio 

Compiled, written, and edited by Betty Ann Smiddy

Copyright 1999, 2008 Betty Ann Smiddy

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College Hill, Ohio. 2nd edition. Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Table of Contents & Introduction, Chapters 1-4
Acknowledgements i
1853 Map of Farmers’ College Experimental Farm ii
Table of Contents iii
1869 Map of College Hill iv
Introduction vi
Chapter 1 Symmes & Harrison 1
Chapter 2 Early College Hill 15
Chapter 3 The Land and People 20
Chapter 4 The Coming of the Carys 26

Chapters 5-7

Chapter 5 An Old Letter 33
Chapter 6 Cemeteries 35
Chapter 7 Other Early Settlers 43

Chapters 8-12

Chapter 8 Samuel Wilson 61
Chapter 9 Danforth Witherby 64
Chapter 10 Schools 67
Chapter 11 Mt. Healthy 82
Chapter 12 Early Worship 86
Chapter 8 Samuel Wilson 61
Chapter 9 Danforth Witherby 64
Chapter 10 Schools 67
Chapter 11 Mt. Healthy 82
Chapter 12 Early Worship 86

Chapters 13-17

Chapter 13 People and Places 90
Chapter 14 The Abolition Movement 99
Chapter 15 6 Acres, A Hidden History Discovered 112
Chapter 16 Morgan’s Raiders 113
Chapter 17 College Hill as a Village 117

Chapters 18-23

Chapter 18 Rammelsberg & Mitchell Furniture Built to Last for a Lifetime 125
Chapter 19 They Built a City The David Hummel Building Company 129
Chapter 20 Town Hall 136
Chapter 21 Samuel Hannaford 138
Chapter 22 College Hill at the Turn of the Century 140

Chapter 23 Powel Crosley, Jr., a Man for All Seasons 146
Chapters 24-29

Chapter 24 Local Organizations 152
Chapter 25 A College Hill Landmark - Twin Towers 155
Chapter 26 More about the Obed J. Wilson Family 158
Chapter 27 Furniture and Philanthropy: The Henshaw Family 160
Chapter 28 Transportation to College Hill By Virginia M. Geyler 174
Chapter 29 Later Families 176

Chapters 30-40

Chapter 30 Hymns of Praise - Some Later Churches in College Hill 196
Chapter 31 Great Families, Great Homes 204
Chapter 32 Life at Laurel Court By Chilton Thomson 208
Chapter 33 The Oaks 211
Chapter 34 Life at The Oaks By Chilton Thomson 213
Chapter 35 An On-Going Project: Restoring the Oaks By Douglas Trimmel 216
Chapter 36 College Hill Remembered By Chilton Thomson 218
Chapter 37 Some Assembly Required 221
Chapter 38 The Fourth of July By Mrs. Dorothy Cummings Henshaw 223
Chapter 39 It Doesn’t Seem So Long Ago…By Doris Kuszler 225
Chapter 40 Memories of old College Hill By Mrs. Ruth J. Wells 226

Chapters 41-47

Chapter 41 By Jack Klumpe The Cincinnati Post 1942-1985 242
Chapter 42 Autobiography of Earl Valentine Thesken 256
Chapter 43 The Developing Business District 260
Chapter 44 Businesses Then and Now 262
Chapter 45 North College Hill 269
Chapter 46 College Hill Grows 271
Chapter 47 Men and Women from College Hill Who Served in WW II 274
Index, Pictures, Genealogy Tables
Index for Chapters 1 to 47 276

Pictures (Index P-29) P-1
Appendix – Genealogy Tables (Index A-53) A-1


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