Manufacturer Notes: New Berlin Potters

Jacob Behl      40 M Potter Germany
Mary "              30 F               do do
Betsy "              4 F              Ohio Ohio
George Behl    2 M              Ohio

1850 Ohio Stark County Plain Township Census

Reed. Wm B.           47 M W Brick maker 12,500 3,000 Penn

Warman George     70 M W Potter                                   Germany
Mussulman Mike     65 M W                                              Virginia

1870 Ohio Stark County Plain Township Census Greentown P.O.

  In about the year 1867, Joel Stephens erected suitable buildings, and began the manufacture of various sorts of pottery, among which were crocks, jars, jugs, etc. The material was obtained near by, and, for a number of years Mr. Stephens did extensive work, and under his management the industry was profitable to him, and a credit to the village. Some two years after starting, he sold out to Isaac Stripe, who dropped the pottery business, and ventured in that of manufacturing tiles and sewer pipe. He employed one or two hands, and, at busy seasons of the year several. He discontinued the operation in a short time.

Perrin, William Henry; History of Stark County With an Outline Sketch of Ohio (Chicago, Baskin & Battey, 1881).

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