Perry County Treasurers

The early Treasurers are difficult to trace, complete records not being available. James Patterson, a merchant, was appointed Treasurer soon after the county was organized in 1817, and was re-appointed every year until June, 1827 when he was succeeded by Jacob Catterlin, also by appointment. Henry Filler was elected to the office in 1829, 1831 and 1833, and was succeeded by Thomas Ritchey in 1835 who was also re-elected in 1837 and 1839. Joseph Ramsey was elected in 1841 but died in office, and Thomas Ritchey was appointed to fill the unexpired term. In 1843, William M. Brown was elected and served three terms. James Culbertson was elected in 1849 and served one term. George Redmond was elected in 1851, but resigned before the expiration of his term, and Michael D. Forquer was appointed to fill the vacancy. George Williams was elected in 1853 and re-elected in 1855. M. D. Forquer was elected in 1857 and re-elected in 1859. Forquer resigned before the close of this term, and the vacancy was filled by the appointment of William Meloy. C. T. Brush was elected in 1861. George Pherson was elected in 1863. C. T. Brush was again elected in 1865 and re-elected in 1867. Jacob J. Johnson was elected in 1869 and re-elected in 1871. John B. Overmyer was elected in 1873, and re-elected in 1875. Noah Karr was elected in 1877. William I. Shriver was elected in 1879, and re-elected in 1881, and is the present occupant of the office.

From History of Fairfield and Perry Counties, Ohio by E. S. Colburn, published in 1883.

The Perry County Treasurer's Office as it appeared in 1955.
Perry County Treasurer, Eva Bradley stands in background.

Treasurer Term Home
James Patterson 1817 - 1826
Jacob Catterlin 1827 - 1828
Henrey Filler 1829 - 1834
Thomas Ritchey 1835 - 1840
Joseph Ramsey 1841 - Died in Office
Thomas Ritchey Appointed to fill unexpired term
William M. Brown 1843 - 1848
James Culbertson 1849 - 1850
George Redmond 1850 - Resigned before the close of his term
Michael D. Forquer Appointed to fill unexpired term
George Williams 1853 - 1856
Michael D. Forquer 1857 - 1959 Resigned before the close of second term
William Meloy Appointed to fill unexpired term
C.T. Brush 1861 - 1862
George Pherson 1863 - 1864
C.T. Brush 1865 - 1868
Jacob J. Johnson 1869 - 1872
John B. Overmyer 1874 - 1878
Noah Karr 1878 - 1880
William I. Shriver 1880 - 1884 Shawnee
John Monohan 1884 - 1886 Corning
B.F. Rodgers 1886 - 1890 New Lexington
Peter Duffy 1890 - 1894 New Lexington
A. Garlinger 1894 - 1898 Hemlock
W.R. Calkins 1898 - 1900 New Straitsville
P.W. Newlon 1900 - 1904 Portersville
Edward S. VanAtta 1904 - 1909 New Lexington
George L. Rodgers 1909 - 1913 Corning
Mordecai Jenkins 1913 - 1917 Shawnee
Charles W. Hammond 1917 - 1921 Crooksville
Charles R. Stump 1921 - 1925 New Lexington
David J. Lewis 1925 - 1929 Resigned before the close of second term Shawnee
Karl Brown Appointed to fill unexpired term Roseville
G.G. Milgate 1929 - 1933 Junction City
J. Loy Guy 1933 - 1937 Died during second term Clayton Township
Leah Guy Appointed to fill unexpired term Clayton Township
Charles W. Norris 1937 - 1949 Shawnee
Eva M. Bradley 1949 - 1979 New Lexington
David R. Wilson 1979 - 2011 Somerset
Melissa Walters 2012 - present New Lexington