Brecksville: A Brief History

Brecksville is a community of the Western Reserve, founded in 1811. Colonel John Breck and several partners purchased the land now known as Brecksville in 1807. They sent a group of men to survey the land and prepare it for settlement. One of these surveyors, Seth Payne, returned in June of 1811 to settle with...

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Brecksville’s Women Pioneers

The following was transcribed from “Memorial to the Pioneer Women of the Western Reserve” published under the auspices of the Woman’s Department of the Cleveland Centennial Commission in 1896, edited by Mrs. Gertrude Van Rensselaer Wickham. The article contains many details about the lives of the early settlers. Eighty-five years – that carries us back...

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Brecksville Funeral Home Records 1906-1944

Ledger of Clark J. Dillow Funeral Home and Dillow and Wood Funeral Home Brecksville, Ohio 1906-1944 This ledger of Clark J. Dillow was transcribed by Margaret Wood Cassidy and Elisabeth Wood Elenz in January 2008. Margaret and Elisabeth are daughters of Elisabeth Dillow Wood and granddaughters of Clark J. Dillow. The history of the Funeral...

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