Calvin, this is a very long bit of history but if you read down through it you will come upont this information about Peoria, Union Co., Liberty Twp., Ohio
shirley lucas Sargent
Peoria-" I hereby certify that on the 20th day of May 1870, 1 made a survey of the town of Peoria in the township of Liberty, and in the county of Union, for Joseph K. Richey as described and platted upon the record at Marysville, containing, exclusive of the railroad land, 9 3/4 acres.
B. A. FAY, Surveyor.
The same being duly executed and acknowledged before W. M. Robinson, a Justice of the Peace.
Addition. -"I hereby certify that in September 1872, I made a survey and plat of an addition to the town of Peoria, in the township of Liberty, in the county of Union, in the State of Ohio, for Robert D. Finley, as duly described and platted on the record at Marysville, F. J. Sager, Surveyor." The same being duly executed and acknowledged before George W. Baxley, a Notary Public, October 4, 1872, and recorded in October 1872. Hiram Raney, Recorder. Robert Finley opened the first store; George Wesley was the first blacksmith; Robert Finley was appointed first Postmaster. Messrs. Woods & Richey erected a warehouse. The village now contains about seventy-five persons, with one general store, by Gosnell Brothers; one blacksmith, Samuel Sterling; one warehouse, by Rogers & Thompson; and one saw mill. The New York, Pennsylvania & Ohio Railroad passes through the town. This is the only railroad station and shipping point in the township.
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