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Berea, Ohio, USA

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Where is Berea, Ohio, USA? 

Berea is a city in Cuyahoga County in the U.S. state of Ohio. Berea, Ohio, was established in 1836. Henry O. Sheldon, a circuit rider, selected Berea and Tabor as possible names for the community. The townspeople decided to simply flip a coin, and Berea won, thus becoming the town's name.

The first European settlers were originally from Connecticut. Berea fell within Connecticut's Western Reserve and was surveyed and divided into townships and ranges by one Gideon Granger, a gentleman who served as Postmaster General under President Thomas Jefferson. Abram Hickox, a Revolutionary War veteran, bought the first plot in what is today Middleburg Heights and in 1808 traveled west from Connecticut to his new purchase...Wikipedia


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Berea, Ohio, USA - St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Berea, Ohio
Berea, Ohio, USA

St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Berea, Ohio
Berea, Ohio, USA - Wonderful Stone Quarries, Berea, O.
Berea, Ohio, USA

Wonderful Stone Quarries, Berea, O.
Berea, Ohio, USA - German Orphan Home, Berea, Ohio
Berea, Ohio, USA

German Orphan Home, Berea, Ohio

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News  1892 - BEREA’S BIG BLAZE.
It Starts in a Photograph Gallery and Creates a Panic at the High School Commencement.

What...Read MORE...

1916
Berea, a banking post-village of Cuyahoga co., Ohio, on Rocky River and on the Lake Shore and...Read MORE...

News  1930 - Train Crashes Into School Bus; Nine Little Children, Driver Killed at Crossing. Three Others Are Injured Near Berea, Ohio; Two May Die; Bodies Hurled Along Tracks.
Vehicle Demolished By Impact; Cries of Victims Add to Horror of Scene; Tragedy Fourth of Kind in...Read MORE...


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Hudson
flag  Addison H HUDSON (11 June 1856, Berea, Ohio, USA - 31 March 1929, Pensacola, Florida, USA) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Cochran
flag  Samuel COCHRAN (1827, , Ohio, USA - 17 August 1876, Berea, Ohio, USA)

Findling
flag  Francis W. FINDLING (1834, , England (United Kingdom) - 18 February 1900, Berea, Ohio, USA)

Korch
 flag  Pearl Marie KORCH (17 September 1920, , Massachusetts, USA - 4 June 1967, Berea, Ohio, USA)
 

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