The Best Family in Town

My Quest for Louise Best, My Great Grandmother During my first or second visit to Cleveland Historical Society I came across an odd bit of information. Louisa Best Town and Louise Best Schmidt are being treated as though they are one and the same. It was something that didn’t seem to fit with the knowledge […]


John Schmidt

One of the things I love is to receive feedback and personal stories that are sparked from the content posted on our sites.  Below is a very nice letter from Keith Schmidt.  Keith is also contributing much to the Schmidt tree. Keith, thank you for sharing with the society and contributing to our archives. — […]


Getman Glass By-Laws

Getman By-Laws Cover

  One of the unique aspects of the Getman Glass Company was the fact that the factory was based on a cooperative model.  Only 120 shares of stock were sold (at $100 each) and according to the company’s by-laws, transfer of stock is only permitted to another with like skills.  Recently, I obtained a copy, […]