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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My late husband and I were married in the church in 1994. Church services are still held inside every Sunday.
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My mom grew up there before there was a Grand Lake. When she was a little girl, she & her mother would walk to the Cayuga Mission for church. She was allowed to ring the church bell at times. My grandma was a widow & she lived with her children in a house at the end of the Cowskin Bridge to collect toll. My dad & mom are both buried in the Cayuga Cemetery. My grandmother’s name is Mabel Florence Clanton & my mom is Helen Lucille Clanton Wooldridge.
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