7:00 pm, Thursday January 10, 2019




o   The January meeting was held at the Wilder City Building. President Steve Battistone opened the meeting by thanking the city of Wilder for the use of their facility and welcoming members and guests.

o   The meeting featured speaker Jim Vice who gave a presentation on St. Francis (Dayton) Cemetery History and Renovation.


Treasurer’s Report

Glen Elsener reported that we have a balance on hand of $ 6879.54             

 Current Membership

 Jan Lester reported that paid membership currently stands at 100 for 2019.   


  Jan Lester reported that the May issue of the newsletter will be out at the end of April. Articles for this       edition should be submitted to her by April 1.


The society received a request for someone to write an article on the Newport 4th street School which has been demolished. Please contact Jan if you are interested in writing the article.


Email and Correspondence

1.     The Newport Branch of the Campbell County Library is presenting “The COMMON MAN”, selections from the book by Kentucky poet Maurice Manning at 7:00 PM on Friday, January 18, 2019.

2.     Family Search has released new historical records from Germany including Baden, Stebbach and Church Book Extracts, 1675 – 1951. Also released from the United States was Ohio, County Naturalization Records from 1800 – 1977.

3.     Records can be found at


History Day

History Day 2019 will be held on March 23 at the Erlanger branch of the Kenton County Library. The flyer for the event is being created and will be mailed in late February.



Gifts and Donations  

The following items were received over the course of the last month;

Donor: Nick Cleves:

1. Black & Decker (Home Utility Division) Electric Drill
2. Bi-Centennial Calendar of the American Revolution
Donor: Janet Ginter: DVD from St. John’s United Church of Christ, film from 1939- 41
Donor: Dan Christian: Church home altar, Donald Hellmann
Donor: Ed Hansen: Fork used in Beverly Hills Supper Club

 Society Publications

1. Glen Elsener discussed the newly published “Camp Springs, Ky. History, Stone Houses and Genealogy” book that is now available for sale. The price for the book is $10 for members and $12 for non members.

2. “A day in Campbell County” Book Project

Steve Battistone reported that he has contacted photographers and photography clubs to make them aware of the event. The Wilder city building has been booked for March 30 for the kick-off meeting and registration.  April 27 is the day for taking pictures.



Society Facebook Page

Steve Battistone reported that Kevin Neltner received an internship from NKU and will be able to continue work on the CCHG&S Facebook page.


Community Survey

Steve Battistone discussed the ongoing community survey that will gauge interest in developing a new museum site, and stressed that we need to get more people to complete the survey. The survey can be found on our Web Site


Steve Battistone introduced Kay James, who will be taking over cemetery research beginning this month.

Upcoming Meetings

Steve Battistone reminded members that the February meeting will be held at the Wilder City Building and will be member Show and Tell night. Members are asked to bring an item that has significance to them or their families and give a five minute presentation on the item.


Evergreen Cemetery

Mike Stull reported that the next meeting of the Friends of Evergreen is scheduled for February 28 at 7:00 PM.



February 14

Wilder – Members Show & Tell

March 14

Highland Country Club – Dan Schlarmer, History of Highland Country Club

April 11

Glenn Schmidt – Biography of Pete Schmidt

May 9

Larry Tippin – New Book – “The Betrayal of Pearl Bryan”

June 13

Annual Picnic

July 11


August 8


September 12


October 10

Pam Casebolt & Glen Elsener – Wadsworth Watch Case Company

November 14


December 12



Member News – Nothing new to report

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Dan Christen

Dan Christen (Secretary)


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