GhostTownWednesday  Today it’s still considered a census-populated area but there’s not much left of the original town site.  Mathias established successful businesses and made some shrewd land deals while a resident of Kansas, a place he migrated to after being removed from the Sandusky, Ohio area with a large group of Wyandot Indians in 1843.

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