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Glandorf, Ohio
Location of Glandorf, Ohio
Location of Glandorf, Ohio
Location of Glandorf in Putnam County
Location of Glandorf in Putnam County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Putnam
Township Ottawa
 • Total 1.64 sq mi (4.2 km2)
 • Land 1.64 sq mi (4.24 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
728 ft (222 m)
 • Total 1,001
 • Estimate 
 • Density 626.53/sq mi (241.88/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 419
FIPS code 39-30282
GNIS feature ID 1064725

Glandorf is a village in Putnam County, Ohio, United States. The population was 1,001 at the 2010 census.


Glandorf was founded by Johann Wilhelm Horstmann and six other men from Glandorf, Germany in 1834. They embarked on the ship Columbus on September 7, 1833 in Amsterdam, landed November 6, 1833 in New York, and purchased some land in Putnam County in December. Members of this group were Johann F. Kahle, Wilhelm Gülker, Christian Strop, F. Wischmann, Friedrich Bredeick and Mathias and Friedrich Bockrath. Kahle bought land at Greensburg approximately 5 miles to the west of Glandorf and named it Maria Camp. Horstmann's land was named Glandorf. Their wives and ten other families from Glandorf followed in 1834. This was just the beginning of further emigration from Germany to Ohio and other states of the USA. After his death on February 21, 1843, Horstmann left his land to the community.

In 1834 Horstmann built a log house to serve as church, school, and rectory. The new parish was placed under the patronage of St. John the Baptist. In 1835 the log house was replaced by a wooden church with a steeple, a bell and a pulpit from hallowed-out sycamore log. A brick church followed between 1846 and 1848. In 1878 the Neo-Gothic church St. John the Baptist was erected and consecrated on December 15. In 1992 a fire started in the sacristy of the church and the sacristy and its contents were a complete loss. The entire interior has to be repainted. A convent of the German sisters' order of the Society of the Precious Blood was founded in 1849. They cultivated the land which was originally owned by Horstmann and served as teachers. The convent was abandoned in 1917.


Glandorf is located at 41°1′49″N 84°4′45″W / 41.03028°N 84.07917°W / 41.03028; -84.07917 (41.030355, -84.079109).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.62 square miles (4.20 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 571
1900 749 31.2%
1910 558 −25.5%
1920 499 −10.6%
1930 455 −8.8%
1940 483 6.2%
1950 479 −0.8%
1960 747 55.9%
1970 732 −2.0%
1980 746 1.9%
1990 829 11.1%
2000 919 10.9%
2010 1,001 8.9%
2019 (est.) 1,025 2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

96.2% speak English and 3.8% German.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,001 people, 340 households, and 263 families living in the village. The population density was 617.9 inhabitants per square mile (238.6/km2). There were 351 housing units at an average density of 216.7 per square mile (83.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 98.3% White, 0.8% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 1.6% of the population.

There were 340 households, of which 40.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.3% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 22.6% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.30.

The median age in the village was 38.8 years. 28.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.1% were from 25 to 44; 25.6% were from 45 to 64; and 15.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.3% male and 52.7% female.


Ottawa-Glandorf Local Schools operates Glandorf Elementary School in the village.

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