Edon, OH Town Fire, July 1894



Toledo, July 13. -- Edon, a small town in Williams county, was visited yesterday by a most disastrous conflagration, resulting in a loss of $75,000 worth of property. Seventy-two buildings were destroyed, including nearly the entire business section of the town. In many cases there was no insurance. The fire started at 11:45 o'clock and at 2 o'clock in the afternoon the destruction was complete, as a brisk wind was blowing.
The village fire department consists of one hand engine. Relief was sent for to Bryan and Montpelier, but the fire had burned itself out by the time they arrived.
The principal losers are:
Daniel Curry, hotel.
John Spake, blacksmith.
John Rein, barber shop.
Charles Bowersox, general store.
T. S. Cowen, drugs.
J. G. Airriside, clothing.
Edon Banking Company, bank.
Frank Metzler, jewelry.
George Heap, furniture.
William Burke, barber shop.
J. C. Weldy, grocery.
Eysler & Reese, agricultural implements.
Kaiser & Walter, meat market.
I. Hendry, general store.
Frank Kottenbaugh, blacksmith.
Jones & Son, flouring mills.
L. W. Johnson, implements.
John Brooks, harness.
Wesley Lamberson, grocery.
William Maurhorn, meat market.
J. L. Rush, cornice works.
George Huber, groceries.

Piqua Daily Call Ohio 1894-07-13