Property Historical report of the Dr. Rogers house in New Richmond, Ohio.
Year Built: 1830 Remodeled: 1919 Built by: John. G. Rogers
Lot/Structure Info: Early 19th century architecture Residential/Commercial: 2 Stories, brick construction duplex style 3192 square feet, part basement, attic
4 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, CENTRAL A/C
Owner 1: Robert Lees Info: Bought from Ritter, Michael L. & VA on a land contract on Sept. 28, 2006
Owner 2: Ritter Michael L & V A 1616 Bethel New Richmond Rd. Info: bought the home for 55K Dec. 31, 1986
Owner 3: Howard W. Goetz and Nancy A. 419 Market St. New Richmond, OH Info: represented by attorney Gary A. Rosenhoffer, Batavia, Bought the land from Lawrence and Agnes Carol Goetz July 18, 1979
Owner 4: Agnes Goetz purchased the lots from Arthur H. Lammrish and Elizabeth 12-24, 1928 Info: Had a stillborn baby in 1921 before owning the home.
Owner 5: Arthur and Elizabeth Lammrish purchased the lots from G.W. Burnet and Elizabeth Burnet Nov. 10, 1924
Owner 6: G.W. Burnet and Elizabeth Burnet purchased lots from Julia S. Dimmitt Aug. 21, 1917 for $1000.00
Owner 7: Julia S. Dimmitt bought from the sheriff after it was collected for a debt from A.E McMurchy in 1917 for $1325.00
Owner 8: A.E. McMurchy bought from Amanda Knowles for $1800.00. Dec 18, 1882
Owner 9: Amanda Knowles collected the property after a mortgage taken out on it by Eliza Rogers was not paid for the amount of $1200.00 in 1882
Owner 10: John Rogers and Julia Morris, wife, purchased the land in 1817 at the age of 20. Had 5 children Eliza, Levinia, Lydia, Rachel, one stillbirth. Julia Died, John remarried Sarah Ann Molyneaux. Ann taught school.He was the first president of the Clermont County Anti-Slavery Society in 1836, a Liberty Party candidate for public office and a member of the Chieftains of Liberty, vigilance committee. Dr. Rogers was a financial supporter of James G. Birney, publisher of “The Philanthropist” newspaper, and often patrolled the streets of New Richmond to guard the paper’s office. In 1843, Rogers and Rev. Amos Dresser, the famed Lane Seminary rebel, drafted a strong anti-slavery memorial for the New Richmond Presbyterian Church and submitted the statement to the Cincinnati Presbytery. Rogers practiced medicine for over 60 years and is most noted for the delivery of Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States, in Pt. Pleasant, 1822
In years gone by, he gained prominence as one of the earliest and most influential and unflinching opponents of that monstrous anomaly, a slaveholding republic, and has lived to see his cherished anti-slavery principles carried out and adopted by the government. He now, being in his seventy-ninth year, has retired from his professional labors and is enjoying a quiet and peaceful old age. Dr. Rogers is listed as living with his wife Sarah and daughter Eliza on the 1880 Census and it is confirmed in “The History of Clermont County 1880”. Dr. Rogers died in 1882 at the age of 85 years old.
Current tenants Freedom House Gallery Artists LLC 309 Front St. New Richmond, OH 45157 513-553-1068
Paul Vanderbosch CPA 307 Front Street New Richmond, OH 45157 513-520-2103
SOAR, Southern Ohio Apparition Researchers 307 Front Street, 2nd Floor New Richmond, Ohio 45157 513-293-6752 www.soarparanormal.com
Death and/or Funerals associated with site:
Lawrence Goetz died Feb. 28, 1974. His wife sold to their son in 1979. They lived at Rt 1. Bethel New Richmond Rd., not on Front street. Died after hitting his head. He was 79. Buried St. Peter Cemetery. He operated the service station on Front Street. Ferdinand Goetz died Oct. 9, 1930 of throat cancer. Lived at 219 George Street. Worked as a textile worker in a woolen mill. Dad of Lawrence Goetz. Magdalene Goetz died April 17, 1931 of stomach cancer. She was a homemaker. Mom to Lawrence Goetz.
Geology Info: Frequent flood zone, No seismic zones beneath Limestone and shale under home soil 42 inches on top of limestone
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Misc. info: No Indian activity near location other than hunting and fighting. No homes that near the river. Part of the Underground railroad freedom trail. Rogers was President of anti-slavery group in area.
Jackson Survey originally outlined land. Owned by Jacob Light.
We have included the following just for general knowledge. Amanda Knowles took the home from Eliza Rogers after she was unable to repay a loan. Almira McMurchy purchased the home from Knowles. Almira McMurchy’s mother’s maiden name was Knowles. Almira McMurchy lost the home during the massive foreclosure of her properties after she was unable to repay a loan to the bank in 1917, the year of her death. Julia Dimmitt purchased the property from the bank. George W. McMurchy’s (Almira’s husband) mother’s maiden name was Dimmitt. Julia Dimmitt signed off on Almira’s death certificate. Also on the loan that was not repaid was a list of names that lost the rights to all of the properties repossessed. Although they were not owners of the home, they did not receive any alleged promised funds from the sale since it was foreclosed on. Julia Dimmitt purchased the property alone, thereby relieving her heirs from responsibility of the debt owed by McMurchy’s but maintaining the property. Also of note, the value of the home seemed to go down with each sale until the most recent two sales. Possibly due to flooding and loss of land associated with the widening river.
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