The post-office was establishe on May 14, 1867, when W. C. Baker received his first appointment. Samuel Bridenstein started the first dry-goods store. The first settled doctor was Henry Allspaugh. The first person who died supposedly was a woman who is buried in the middle of the road between Lattasburg and the German Baptist Church.
- Douglass, Ben. History of Wayne County, Ohio. Indianapolis: Robert Douglass Publisher, 1878. pg. 836.