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The Register and Minute Book of the Welsh Pioneers of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties, Ohio


NLW 21578E: The Register of the Welsh Pioneers of Mahoning Valley and their descendants (1898-1922)



This Register is goldmine of information for anyone researching the history of the Welsh in Ohio and especially those Welsh people who settled in the north-east of the state, in Trumbull and Mahoning counties.

The book was at hand during the annual reunion of the "Association of former residents of the Old Land" so that the Welsh settlers who had congregated could record their details in it.

The details of over 4000 men, women and children are in it - the youngest was a year old and the eldest 98 - and these records show that there were Welsh pioneers from all parts of the motherland and from every tier of society here.


The book has nearly 150 pages, divided into seven columns as follows:
Name - Enw;Home in Wales - Cartref yng Nghymru;
Residence - Trigfan;Occupation - Galwedigaeth;
Age - Oedran;Remarks - Nodiadau;
Emigrated to U.S. - Ymfudo i'r U.D.
The Register of the Welsh Pioneers of Mahoning Valley



The Register was presented as a gift to the Welsh Pioneers Association of Mahoning Valley by J Howard Edwards, Youngstown, in August 1898.

digital library documentClick here to browse through the Register >>

NLW 21577E: The Minute Book of the Welsh Pioneers Association of the counties of Trumbull and Mahoning, Ohio (1895-1905)



The aim of the Welsh Pioneers Association of Trumbull and Mahoning counties was to:
digital library document"Hold an annual meeting for the mental well-being of its members and to give them the opportunity to renew old acquaintances, remember old friends, and to keep alive through conversation and speech the old history of the valley."
The book includes:
digital library documentthe constitution and rules of the association (Welsh);
digital library documenta list of members;
• minutes of meetings held over a period of ten years;
• newspaper cuttings describing the annual reunions.

The annual reunions of the Welsh Pioneers Association were extremely popular. In 1896 for example, it was estimated that 5,000 from the area of Mineral Ridge, Warren, Niles, Girard and Hubbard had congregated for the reunion in Youngstown:
digital library document"- five thousand honorable, smart, respectful and pleasant Welsh people, representing nearly a century of days, speaking Welsh, enjoying a Welsh feast together, singing old Welsh tunes together ..."
The numbers increased year after year and according to the report published in The Youngstown Daily Vindicator it was estimated that 23,000 had attended the picnic which was held in Avon Park in 1903.

Contents


digital library documentThe Minutes of 6 April 1895 (Welsh) >>

digital library documentNewspaper cutting (Y Drych): 'The Welsh Pioneers of Ohio: Some of them associated with the counties of Mahoning and Trumbull ...' (Welsh) >>

digital library documentThe Minutes of 6 July 1895 (Welsh) >>

digital library documentNewspaper cutting: 'Palmyra, Portage Co., O.: The death of the respectable old Welshman, Thomas Savage - Large Funeral.' (Welsh) >>

digital library documentThe Minutes of 3 August 1895 (Welsh) >>

digital library documentThe Minutes of 7 September 1895 and 4 October 1895 (Welsh) >>

digital library documentNewspaper cutting: 'The first settlers in the counties of Mahoning and Trumbull, O.,: Their Interesting Annual Meeting in Church Hill, October 4, 1895.' (Welsh) >>

digital library documentThe Minutes of 28 November 1895 (Welsh) >>

digital library documentThe Minutes of 25 June 1896 (Welsh) >>

digital library document'The constitution and rules of the Old Settlers Association of the counties of Trumbull and Mahoning, Ohio.' (Welsh) >>

digital library documentThe Minutes of 24 July 1896 (Welsh) >>

digital library documentThe Minutes of 18 August 1896 (Welsh) >>


digital library documentNewspaper cutting (Youngstown Telegram): 'Welsh Pioneers: Held a Great Reunion at the Fair Ground.' (English) >>



digital library documentNewspaper cutting: 'The Welsh of Western Reserve, O.: The reunion of the old Welsh settlers in Youngstown - pleasant memories.' (Welsh) >>

digital library documentThe Minutes of 25 August 1896 (Welsh) >>

digital library documentThe Minutes of 11 June 1897 (Welsh) >>

digital library documentThe Minutes of 5 July 1897 (Welsh) >>

digital library documentThe Minutes of 16 July 1897 and a letter from Squaw Creek Park (Welsh) >>

digital library documentNewspaper cutting: 'The Reunion at Squaw Creek Park a Grand Success.' (English) >>


digital library documenttwo newspaper cuttings (1897):
digital library documentThe old times: Reunion of the Old Settlers of Western Reserve, Ohio - 10,000 people in attendance.' (Welsh) >>
digital library document'Joshua Davies, Crab Creek, O.: An account of the death and funeral of a respected elder.' (Welsh) >>

digital library documentNewspaper cutting (Welsh) >>

digital library documentThe Minutes of 25 November 1897 (Welsh) >>

digital library documentThe Minutes of 10 June 1898 (Welsh) >>

digital library documentThe Minutes of 4 July 1898 (Welsh) >>

digital library documentThe Minutes of 16 August 1898 (Welsh) >>

digital library documentNewspaper cutting: 'Thousands Attended: The Welsh Pioneer Reunion Held at Squaw Creek Park.' (English) >>


digital library documenttwo newspaper cuttings:
digital library document'The two sides of the Western Reserve: Reunion of the Old Welsh Settlers in the vicinity.' (Welsh) >>
digital library document'The Dark Side of the Picnic: Indecency and Immorality in the Annual Meeting of the Old Welsh Settlers of Mahoning Valley, Ohio.' (Welsh) >>

digital library documentThe Minutes of 27 September (1898?) (Welsh) >>

digital library documentThe Minutes of 4 July 1899 (Welsh) >>

digital library documentThe Minutes of 1 August 1899 (Welsh) >>

digital library documentProgram of Sports (English) >>

digital library documentPublic Entertainment at the Casino (English) >>

digital library documentNewspaper cutting: 'Happy Reunion: Annual Meeting of Welsh Pioneer Association - Squaw Creek Park the Scene of an Immense Gathering of People From Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Ohio' (English) >>

digital library documentthree newspaper cutting:
digital library documentTo the Welsh of Western Reserve' (Welsh) >>
digital library document'Reunion of the Old Settlers of Western Reserve, Ohio' (Welsh) >>
digital library document'Decisions' (Welsh) >>

digital library documentThe Minutes of 19 September 1899 (Welsh) >>

digital library documentThe Minutes of 20 June 1900 (Welsh) >>

digital library documentThe Minutes of 27 June 1900 (Welsh) >>

digital library documentThe Minutes of 26 July (Welsh) >>

digital library documentThe program of the 'Welsh Pioneer Picnic of The Western Reserve' (1900) (English) >>

digital library documentA 'The Home Savings and Loans Company' leaflet (English) >>

digital library documentNewspaper cutting (Youngstown Telegram): 'Huge Success Was Reunion: Welsh Pioneers Thoroughly Enjoyed Their Outing Yesterday.' >>

digital library documentThe Minutes of 13 September 1900 (Welsh) >>

digital library documentThe Minutes of 29 January 1901 (Welsh) >>


digital library documentThe Minutes of 14 June 1901 (Welsh) >>

digital library documentThe Minutes of 12 July 1901 (Welsh) >>

digital library documentNewspaper cutting: 'Reunion of the Old Settlers of Western Reserve, Ohio.' (Welsh) >>


digital library documentThe day's program (15 August 1901): 'Welsh Pioneer Reunion of the Western Reserve At Squaw Creek Park.' (English) >>


digital library documentThe Minutes of 12 September 1901 (Welsh) >>

digital library documentThe Minutes of 13 June 1902 (Welsh) >>

digital library documentThe Minutes of 31 July 1902 (Welsh) >>

digital library documentThe Minutes of June 1903 (Welsh) >>

digital library documentThe Minutes of 11 August 1903 (Welsh) >>

digital library documenttwo newspaper cuttings (The Youngstown Daily Vindicator):
digital library document'Great Host Of People Attended Welsh Pioneer Reunion at Avon Park - Twenty Three Thousand Persons Estimated to Have Been Present - Splendid Program Was Put On.' (English) >>
digital library document'Pioneers Had Jolly Reunion - Great Gathering of Welsh People Was Held At Avon Park All Day Wednesday.' (English) >>

digital library documentThe Minutes of 27 May 1904 (Welsh) >>

digital library documentThe Minutes of 5 August 1904 (Welsh) >>

digital library documentNewspaper cutting (The Youngstown Daily Vindicator): 'Pioneers at Avon Park.' (English) >>

digital library documentfour newspaper cuttings:
digital library documentSoon To Be Incorporated: Necessary Papers Made Out For The Welsh Pioneers' Association of Western Reserve.' (English) >>
digital library document'Memories Festival' (Welsh) >>
digital library document'The Thoughts of a Poet in a Reunion' (Welsh) >>
digital library document'The Welsh of the United States: what the 1900 Census says about the number of Welsh born in the Principality.' (Welsh) >>

digital library documentThe Minutes of 4 September 1904 (Welsh) >>


digital library documentNewspaper cutting (The Youngstown Daily Vindicator): 'Pioneers Banquet: Grey Haired Welshmen Gathered About the Festal Board.' (English) >>

digital library documentNewspaper cutting (The Youngstown Daily Vindicator, 23 August 1905): 'The Largest Attendance: The Welsh Pioneer Reunion of Western Reserve - A Grand Affair.' (English) >>

digital library documentNewspaper cutting: 'Will Be a Great Event: The Annual Reunion of Welsh Pioneers at Avon Park On Wednesday Will Bring Thousands.' (English) >>

digital library document'Members' Register' >>




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