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    Posted: 19 Aug 2010 at 12:36am
1900-c1909: Miami Valley Dairy, C.F. & Ernest Early, Poasttown, Phone 48W6
 
1917: Michael Dairy, John Michael, Michael Rd., West Middletown
 
1934: William O. Eck Dairy, Eck Rd., West Middletown
 
1930's-1941: Niderdale Farms, George M. Verity, Brown's Run Rd., West Middletown, Phone 1060
 
No year: Oakland Dairy Farms, R#1, West Middletown
               Dr. Thomas E. Reed, Brown's Run (goat milk)
               Clem Crout & Charles Long, Brown's Run
               one on Dairy Ln., off of Trenton-Franklin Rd.
 
 
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Dairy industry in Middletown began with a milk route
 
.....Among those farmers who turned to dairying around the turn of the 20th century was C.F. Early, who lived on a farm near Poasttown.  He was assisted by his son, Ernest, who established his own dairy business later along Bellemonte Street, and became the ice cream king of Middletown. 
     John Michael, along the road that bears his name - Michael Road - began a milk route in Middletown.  He milked 25 high-grade Holstein cows and raised hay and corn for them on his 200 acre farm.  John Rager was a competitor in Lemon Twp. 
.....Meanwhile, out on Brown's Run, George M. Verity purchased large acreage and built up a herd of 100 Jersey cows.  Using the name Niderdale Dairy, they began selling very rich milk and cream as Jersey Creamline Products. 
.....In 1971, only French-Bauer remained in the local market.
 
From The Middletown Journal, Life, Middletown Past, Roger Miller, January 25, 2012.  
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Ohio's Dairies, by Lou & Sue McFadden, c2007

Poasttown
-Quality Dairy (C.F. Early)

Trenton
-Odian C. Schmidt Ice Cream Company
-Richter Diary

West Middletown
-Oakland Dairy Farms
-Shuler's Dairy Farm
-William O. Eck

Woodsdale
-Nickison Farm Diary

Listed under Middletown, but were actually in Madison Twp.
-E.R. Early Pure Milk Co., became Himes Brothers Dairy Co., then Meadow Gold, today this is Flowers by Nancy, Poasttown
-John Michael Dairy, Michael Rd.  
-Miami Valley Dairy (C.F. Early & Nat Upton), became Himes Dairy Co., Poasttown
-Niderdale Dairy (George M. Verity), became Borden's

Others that are listed under Middletown, but could have been in Madison Twp.?
-Benjamin Augspurger
-W.O. Myers Dairy
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.....The rolling lands of Madison township were usually used as pasture land, cattle were run on the more gentle slopes and sheep and goats were left with the steeper land. Dr. Thomas E. Reed, a prominent Middletown physician owned a Browns Run farm, largely hills, on which he kept a herd of goats and sold their milk in the city. A farmer with a large truck could run a milk route, collecting the large milk cans from his neighbors and haul them into a dairy or creamery. This had to be done daily before refrigeration was common, with the evening milk being kept cool by running water over the cans. For years Clem Crout in partnership with a neighbor, Charles Long, ran such a route along Browns Run.

A few farmers ran their own dairies, retailing the milk in town to a list of customers. John Michael along the road that now bears his name- - Michael --had a milk route in town. He milked 25 high grade Holstein cows a day, raising corn and hay for them on his 200-acre farm. C.F. Early had a dairy farm near Poasttown. He was assisted by a son, Ernest, who later established his own dairy along Bellemonte Street and for many years made ice cream. becoming the icecream king of Middletown.

But the most elaborate dairy operation of all was set up by George M. Verity of Armco on his Niderdale farm, where he built up a herd of 160 cows, and produced, "Jersey Creamline Products." While most of his cattle were Jersey, Verity also had a smaller herd of Ayershire cattle to provide milk, especially for babies. Land too hilly at Niderdale for cows was turned over to sheep, an operation supervised by Charles Poffenbarger.....
 
Another major purchase was the farm known as the Henry Eisle place, also a family homestead, which became the site of the dairy operation. When purchased later by Metz McGraw, the barn was remodeled into a clubhouse, now known as Browns Run Country Club.....
 
Although Verity once declared himself as "land poor" he felt rewarded turning the land into woodland park and a dairy farm.
On March 19, 1933 Peyton Goins, began work at Niderdale. At first he oversaw the whole diary operation for the milking of 12 cows to the running of the route. But as the dairy expanded, Lacy Stinson came in as manager and Goins took charge of the cattle as herdsman.

Goins recalls there were 17 dairies in Middletown when he began at Niderdale. Niderdale's Jerseys produced the highest quality milk with 5% butterfat. It sold at 15 cents a quart, while the average was selling for 10 cents. In 1941 Bordens bought the business, but not the cattle. On Sept. 30, 1941 a big dispersal sale was held. With the cattle sold, Goins went to work for Bordens. He retired in 1973 after 40 years in the dairy business.....

 
Down on the Farm, Madison Township Bicentenial Sketches, (1799-1999), Goerge Crout.
 
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Born 20 Apr 1857 Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
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Census 12 Jun 1900 Madison Township, Butler County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
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dairyman 
Census 14 May 1910 Madison Township, Butler County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
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Died 25 Dec 1917 Middletown, Butler County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
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