Putnam County Trivia ... Jan 23

February 4th, 1899, burglars blew open the safe at Leipsic’s post office, fled with about $800 in stamps and money, and escaped by train. Authorities alerted stations on the train’s path, and when the burglars reached Bellevue, they stole a horse and buggy but were caught after a several-hour chase.

Although Glandorf was settled in the 1830s, it wasn’t incorporated until 1891. William Altekruse was the town’s first mayor.

Putnam County’s flood of 1913 ended all boat traffic on Ottoville’s canal because the rushing water tore out several locks.