Alexander, L. H. 1985--Alexander served for forty years from 1917 to 1957 as supervisor of music for Dover City Schools. He wrote the Dover High School Fight Song and Alma Mater. Alexander organized the first high school band in Dover. "I hope I have taught appreciation of good music," he said of the countless Dover students, now adults, he taught.
Barthalow, Clyde 1983--Clyde Barthalow of Newcomerstown was honored for his contibutions as an educator, administrator, and school board member over the years.
Browning, Bryce 1981--Bryce Browning was the founder of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District
Cronin, Lester 1983--Lester Cronin retired as a county extension agent active with 4-H and Granges in Tuscarawas County. This was a government post helping farmers, located at the time about the United States Post Office in New Philadelphia, the County Seat. He was instrumental in the founding of Trumpet in the Land, an outdoor drama--the story of David Zeisberger, John Heckewelder and the first Christian settlement in what is now Ohio. These Moravian missionaries came to Schoenbrunn in 1772, converting local Delaware Indians. As the Trumpet website says, "Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paul Green, Trumpet in the Land is an unforgettable experience that bring to life the Ohio frontier during the Revolutionary War. Performed in the same hills from which this story is born, Trumpet is a thrilling and passionate story of a peaceful people's influence on the war and the tragic events that encircled the founding of Ohio's first settlement, Schoenbrunn."
Doughtery, Dr. Clark M. 1989--Dr. Clark M. Doughtery, a retired surgeon, in addition to being a supporter of our historical heritage, after serving in the Air Force and Army, contributed to many health related community programs.
Donahey, Gertrude W. 1984--Gertrude Walton Donahey was born in Goshen Township in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, on August 4, 1908. Donahey earned a degree from Mann's Business College in Columbus, Ohio before going to work in the Office of the Ohio Adjutant General's Business and Finance Division. Donahey eventually became involved in politics as a member of the Democratic Party. Donahey was chosen as a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1964 and 1968, as well as representing the state of Ohio on the Democratic Party's platform and resolution committee. In 1964, U. S. Senator Stephen M. Young hired Donahey as his executive assistant, a position that she held until 1970. These experiences prepared Donahey for an elected position.
In 1970, Donahey became the first woman to be elected to a statewide office in Ohio when she was elected State Treasurer. She continued to serve as Ohio's Treasurer until 1983. Donahey commanded much respect in this position, both within the state and at the national level. Members of the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers, and Treasurers elected her as their president in 1981. Donahey was also connected by marriage to two other Ohio politicians. Her husband John W. Donahey served as Lieutenant Governor of Ohio and her father-in-law, A. Victor Donahey, was both Governor of Ohio and U. S. Senator.
Donahey died in Bexley, Ohio, on July 11, 2004.
Endres, Eugene 1983--Gene Endres, president of Endres Floral, has been generous with his time and his floral work in promoting Tuscarawas County. He is specifically noted for his creation of the Golden Memories Rose.
Green, Paul 1981--Paul Green was a Pulitzer Prize award winning author and author of Ohio's first outdoor drama, Trumpet in the Land. In a letter written at the time Green was presented with the Zeisberger Heckewelder award, Green wrote, "Your medal is a testimony to the fellowship of man."
Hawk, Ida 1982--Ida Hawk is mother of nine children, each of whom has entered the service professions. They are: Vivian Barr, school teacher; Dr. Bray Hawk of St. Louis; Edna Richardson of Massillon, nurse; Dr. Dale Hawk of St. Charles, Minnesota; Drs. Gene and John Hawk of New Philadelphia; Melvin Hawk, attorney of Akron; Mrs. Ronald Williams, school teacher of Farmington Hills, Michigan; and William Hawk, pharmacist with Rice Pharmacy of Lake Cable, Ohio. There are 23 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Johnson, Norma 1992--Norma Jeanette Johnson was a trail blazer for women, a constant educator and innovator embodied by a relationship to the hills of Brandywine Valley. Entering the workforce in Cleveland just after WWII she worked in a variety of fields returning home in the 1950’s and following a family tradition taught in high schools throughout Tuscarawas County. In 1968, she became the 5th generation of Johnsons to farm land in Brandywine Valley developing a sheep herd with artisan support throughout the balance of her life. She also developed forests on former farmlands for future generations. In 1989 the Tuscarawas Soil and Water Conservation District received a portion of her farm to develop the Norma Johnson Nature Preserve and upon her demise the balance of her lands was given to Tuscarawas County for the Norma Johnson Nature Preserve now part of the Tuscarawas County Parks District.
Kapitzky, Frances 1981--Frances Kapitzky, president of the Citizens Bank of Strasburg, said in her acceptance, "It is difficult to accept such an undeserved honor, but it must and should encourage my faith, courage and love on behalf of the people of Tuscarawas County and my God."
Lebold, William Sr. 1984--William Lebold said in his acceptance speech that his family lived by the belief that "the only thing you have in life is what you give away."
Loveday, Amos J. Jr. 1987--Loveday received the Zeisberger Heckewelder Medal in recognition of his commendable community service, his efforts in supervising the excavation of Fort Laurens in Bolivar, and also his leadership in the movement to have the state rebuild a portion of the fort and erect appropriate interpretive plaques at the site of the fort and cemetery.
Marr, Charles 1986--Charles Marr is the retired founder of the Marr, Knapp and Crawfis architectural firm, and has been cited not only for his work within Tuscarawas County, but for his work in the formation and unification of the American Society of Architects. He is also honored for the founding of a local scholarship for deserving students wishing to pursue architecture as a career.
Marsh, V. H. (Vic) 1985--Vic Marsh published his biography and in it tells of his leadership of the Marsh Lumber Company and Masonite Corporation. He also worked with Union Hospital, the Chamber of Commerce, Airport Commissioners, Boy Scouts, Little League, Soap Box Derby, and church.
Maus, Francis 1985--Francis Maus fits the description of a "self-made man." He worked through both high school and college to star as an athlete. He graduated from Wittenberg as valedictorian of his class and became the director of management and development and training at Weirton Steel Corporation at Weirton, West Virginia. Maus has authored books on economics and business success, is former president of the Dover Kiwanis and has served as chairman for community fund raising campaigns in its mission, "serving the children of the world."
Maus noted in his acceptance speech that one of the biggest thrills of his life was helping with the excavations at Schoenbrunn, the original 1772 Christian Native American settlement near New Philadelphia.
Miller, Max T. 1986--Mr. Miller is a past president and charter member-founder of Trumpet in the Land, the outdoor drama produced in New Philadelphia each summer, with music by Pulitzer Prize winning composer Paul Green. Miller took his mother's kitchen craft business and founded Miller Studio, employing hundreds of people and contributing to the economy of the area.
Romig, Ralph 1982--Author and publisher of the Buckeye Country Magazine and civic leader of Tuscarawas. Romig, a former school teacher and councilman of Tuscarawas, was president of the Tuscarawas County Historical Society. He has authored various books including: The Valley of the Tuscarawas and Cy Young: Baseball's Legendary Giant.
Spring, Henry 1983--Henry Spring was an avid promoter of history and tourism in Tuscarawas County, often showing up at historical events in costume. Owner of Spring Electric in Uhrichsville, he did much to improve the economic, social, and historical life of Tuscarawas County.
Virtue, Ross 1984--Ross Virtue said he was overwhelmed when he received the Zeisberger Heckewelder award. He was recognized for his career in education and the founding of the Gnadenhutten Museum.
Warther, David 1988--Dave was born in Dover, Ohio in 1926, son of the late Ernest "Mooney" and Frieda (Richard) Warther. Following his service in the U. S. Navy in 1946, Dave returned home and he and his father developed and operated Warther Museum and Cutlery Company in Dover. Though receiving many offers to sell, Dave kept this treasure in Dover, an incredible asset to his home town and the world. This amazing display of the hand-carved history of trains and other carvings was once appraised by the Smithsonian Museum as a priceless work of art. Dave and his family have often used the museum to promote the Tuscarawas Valley through various community projects and fundraising events including the annual Union Hospital Christmas Tree Festival.
Dave believed strongly in serving his community and was a Life and Honorary Member of the Dover Kiwanis Club where he served twice as its president. He also co-founded the Tuscarawas Valley Tourist Association, as well as being recipient of the Paul Sherlock Award, the highest honor given for Ohio Tourism. Dave and his family attended St. Joseph Catholic Church in Dover. He and his wife, Joanne, served as parade marshalls in Dover parades. Dave has been instrumental in retaining the local knife business. Many people have learned about the history of steam, railroads, local steel mills, and the artistic use of proportion and material from the continued preservation work of Dave Warther.
Weaver, Alga "Peg" 1985--Alga "Peg" Weaver retired in 1976 after devoting nearly 50 years to the 4-H Club movement. This organization has local clubs in communities all over the U. S. Each of these clubs of five to fifty members has a leader. With the leader, the youth have picked a project or projects for the year. The most well-known projects have been animal raising. However, there are also projects such as flower gardening, photography, and sewing, a most popular project and the area where Peg was best known. For years and years she was willing to judge and send on to the Ohio State Fair the best of Tuscarawas County youth needle skills. In her work, Peg also served as Tuscarawas County Extention Agent and club advisor. She impacted the lives of countless citizens in these roles.