This month’s featured item from our collection is a new piece recently donated by a descendant of the Anthony Camp (Kampf) family. Anthony Camp (Kampf) was born in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania on March 4, 1879 and died in Dalton, Ohio on October 13, 1841.
Anthony Camp (Kampf) and his family came to Wayne County after getting a land grant in the Dalton area from President James Madison in 1814. While struggling with pioneer life in Ohio, Anthony put some good old-fashioned American ingenuity to work and hand-crafted the wooden meat grinder pictured above. The meat grinder is estimated to be between 171 to 197 years old.