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Contributed by Kristina Stearley

These are mostly undated, unidentified newspaper clippings involving events in the lives of Crawford County citizens living in or having connections to New Washington, Tiro, Shelby, Sulphur Springs, Chatfield, Bucyrus, Ashland, Mansfield, and other areas. Only minimal spelling or punctuation corrections were made. Unreadable areas are shown by underlines, dots &/or question marks. This collection has been scanned, "optical character recognized" (OCR'd), proofed, then coded for HTML. Since the copies are not of the best quality errors may have been made. Please contact me if you find corrections needing to be made or can verify any missing dates which could be added.

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The following have been furnished by our funeral directors, Davis Bros., as their account of funeral charges the year passed:

Jan. 13 Infant son of Jos. Crouse aged 6 days
Jan. 13 Mrs. Maria Shilling aged 61 years
Jan. 30 William Ovens aged 60 years
March 1 Anna E. Daugherty aged 73 years
April 10 Mrs. Caroline Ovens aged 62 years
May 2 Sarah J. Parsley aged 40 years
May 3 Ora Hoadley aged 20 years
Aug. 3 Ralph Allen aged 2 yrs, 6 mo.
Aug 11 Mrs. Williams aged 61 years
Aug. 25 Thomas Millard aged 58 years
Aug 28 Infant son of Iverton Hoadley aged 4 months
Sept. 11 Mrs. C. A. Hanna aged 70 years
Oct. 9 Margaret Morrow aged 81 years
Nov. 10 Peruanna Stewart aged 26 years
Dec. 2 Margaret Mahon aged 70 years
Dec. 7 Mrs. Mary Pease aged 72 years
Dec 8 Susan Sheldon aged 5 years
Dec. 10 Mrs. Dr. Crouse aged 79 years
Dec. 15 Elizabeth Daugherty aged 70 years
Dec. 22 Mary Miller aged 47 yrs
Dec. 24 Rebecca Stewart aged 74 years
Dec. 26 Anna Robinson aged 47 years
Dec. 26 Sarah Stevens aged 66 years
Dec. 9 Andrew Dickson
Dec.? Mr. Fry, living near New Washington.


Three Weddings In One Day.

Last Tuesday, no doubt, was the banner day for weddings in New Washington. On this day Cupid lands a few victims.


The marriage of Charles Alge, of Findlay, and Miss Elizabeth, daughter of the late Matthias Goodman, was solemnized at St. Bernard's church last Tuesday morning in the presence of a large congregation, Rev. Vogt officiating. After the ceremony a number of invited guests assembled at the home of the bride's mother southeast of this place, and celebrated the happy event by the usual characteristic festivities. The young couple left on the 2 p.m. train on the Penna for Findlay, the same day, where the happy pair will begin housekeeping at once.


John Richard Smith, of Fostoria, and Miss Louise, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gottlieb Ott, were united in marriage at the home of the bride's parents on Main street, last Tuesday evening at 5 o'clock by Rev. D. Ph. Ebert.
C. B. Lowe, of Fostoria, and Miss Della Cummins, of this place, appeared as groomsman and bridesmaid.
The marriage ceremony was witnessed by about sixty invited guests. Immediately after the ceremony a bounteous, repast was served.
The young couple will begin housekeeping at Fostoria, where the groom has a lucrative position in a laundry.


C. P. Vollmer and Miss Rozena Whitcum were united in marriage at the Ev. Lutheran parsonage at Bucyrus, last Tuesday evening at 6 o'clock by Rev. J. W. Kuntz.
Immediately after the ceremony the happy couple repaired to the home of the groom's uncle, Sheriff Chas. Vollmer, where a sumptuous supper was served, which was excellent in every detail, and certainly would be a source of envy to even a professional caterer. After supper they returned home and a tea was served in the house on the corner of Center and Washington streets, which had been fitted up, ready to move into.
The groom is the genial agent at the Northern Ohio, and is known as "Big Fritz." The bride is a daughter of Geo. Whitcum, of this place, and taught several successful terms of school. Both are graduates from our High school. We wish all the couples a matrimonial life of unalloyed happiness.



Mary Istalena, daughter of Rev. John H. and Harriet Robeson, was born in Buncombe county, North Carolina, June 20, 1856, departed this life in Good Samaritan Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky, departed this life June 13,1924 aged 68 years lacking one week. At Cartecay, Ga., in early childhood, she gave her heart to Christ and from that time forth, like Enoch of old, she walked with God. On October 17, 1878, she was united in marriage to the Rev. W. D. Akers, a member of the Holston Conference, M. E. Church, South. A better model as a pastor's wife could hardly be found. For almost forty-six years she stood by the side of her husband, bearing his burdens, sharing his joys. She made friends as naturally as a flower opens to the sun. At every charge served she radiated good cheer and glorified her Lord. At the present home, Sparta, Ohio, where for six years she ministered, she was particularly loved and esteemed.
She was in truth a daughter of the church. Both grandfathers were honored ministers. Her father and two uncles were also ministers, her husband, a son, and son-in-law also serve in like capacity.
She is survived by her husband, Rev. W. D. Akers, of Sparta, Ohio, four children, Rev. L. R. Akers, of Ashland, Ohio, D. C. Akers, of Atlanta, Ga., Mrs. H. C. Maitland, of Winfield, Kas, and W. D. Akers, Jr. of Columbus, Ga. She often expressed her desire to be laid away in the cemetery at Wilmore, Ky., near her friends of former days, Sister Hughes, Garvey, the Lowry's, and other sainted spirits who have gone on before. Her wish was granted. She goes to join the ministering host who wait about the great white throne.
"The Lord hath given and Lord hath taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord."
On July 20, a memorial service was held in Sparta, which was largely attended by the former parishioners of the Homer, Chesterville charges, as well as by the friends at Sparta. Rev. W. R. Taylor, pastor at Centerburg, had charge of the services and made appropriate remarks. Revs. Edwin Wheeler and John Kerr, pastors of the Homer and Chesterville charges, and Rev. W. R. Chase, took part in the services. Mrs. Thomas Weir, of Mt. Vernon, representing the W. F. M. S., paid a beautiful tribute to the departed. Rev. R. Anna Swetland of Sparta, speaking for the W C. T. U. gave an excellent address. Other friends and parishioners gave expression to a high appreciation of the lovely character of Mrs. Akers.


DIED--At the Asylum for the Insane at Toledo on Wednesday morning, July 17, 1889, Samuel Albons, Aged 44 yrs., and 6 mos. The remains were brought to this city on Wednesday evening. Funeral services were held from the M. E. church yesterday conducted by Revs, Rothtrock and Kauffman. The interment took place at Richville. Deceased leaves a widow, a brother and two sisters to mourn his departure.


Geo. F. Aschbacher departed this life on the second inst. The old gentleman had felt quite sick for several days but was not bedfast. After midnight of Monday he rose from bed as he was suffering pain. After awhile he lay down again; but when asked how he felt, he made no reply. Grandma Aschbacher was quite alone with him when a heart stroke ended his life.

The deceased was a well known and respected citizen and, although he was advanced in years, he will certainly be missed, not only by his kin, but also by many friends.

Geo. F. Aschbacher, son of Christian Aschbacher and Margaretha Braun, was born at Hausen, district of Brockenheim, Kingdom of Wuertemberg, August 1, 1810. He was baptized in infancy and confirmed in in the Ev. Lutheran faith. He was a weaver by trade, doing successful work and being a master of the guild for a number of years in the aforesaid kingdom, in the town of Horkheim, district of Heilbronn. With his wife and five children he immigrated to this country in April, 1847, making the city of Philadelphia his first residence. Mr. Aschbacher then moved to the following counties in succession doing farm-work and weaving: Montgomery county, Pa., Wayne, Ashland and Crawford counties, O. To the last mentioned county the family moved in 1854, locating in Chatfield township.

For twenty years Mr. and Mrs. Aschbacher have enjoyed a ripe old age with children and children's children at their home on West Mansfield street. Mrs. Aschbacher's maiden name is Joanna Elisabetha Laepple. Mr. and Mrs. Aschbacher celebrated their golden wedding some time ago. Their union was blessed with nine children, five of whom have preceded their father to eternity. The four remaining ones are three sons, Messrs. William and Fred Aschbacher of this place, Mr. Chas. Aschbacher of St. Mary's, Ohio, and one daughter, Mrs. Kinkler of Wooster, Ohio. Besides these and the aged widow there remain 36 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren to mourn his death. He reached the age of 86 yrs 6 mos., 1 da.

Funeral services were held at the Lutheran church, after interment in Union cemetery yesterday, a large concourse of people attending.


Mrs. Johanna Aschbacher died at her home in New Washington, Thursday, afternoon, aged 90 years, 4 months and 7 days. The funeral services were held in St. John's Lutheran Church Sunday morning, at 9 o'clock, Rev. Ebert officiating.

She was born in Wurtemberg, Germany, and was the daughter of Ulric and Barbara Laipply. She was the widow George F. Aschbacher, who died in February 1897. She was the mother of eight children, three sons and one daughter survive her. Mrs. F. A. Vollrath, of this city, who died several years ago, was one of her children and Mrs. John Gebhardt, of this city, is a grand-daughter. She has many friends besides her relatives in this city. She has lived in New Washington since 1854.


Joanna Elizabeth Aschbacher, nee Laepple was born in Dorkheim, district of Deilbronn, Wuertemberg on Nov. 22, 1809. She was brought up a Lutheran, being baptized in infancy and confirmed at the age of fourteen. She married Mr. Geo. F. Aschbacher of Dausen, district of Brackenheim on August 31, 1836. They emigrated to this country May 15, 1847. The family resided successively in the following places: Philadelphia, Montgomery county, Pa., Wayne county, Ohio, Ashland, Ohio, Chatfield township, Crawford county, Ohio, Auglaize county, near St. Marys, Ohio, and since 1877 in New Washington, Ohio. The union was blessed with eight children, four sons and four daughters, of whom three sons and one daughter survive. Besides these there survive 34 grand-and 27 great-grand-children. Mrs. Aschbacher lately received a paralytic stroke from the effects of which she did not recover. She died March 29, at 3:30 p.m. She reached the age of 90 yrs., 4 mos. and 7 days. Funeral services conducted by pastor Ebert at St. John's Ev. Lutheran church, took place Sunday, April 1, a large concourse of people attending. Interment was made in Union cemetery. The following from a distance attended the funeral: Mrs. Hannah Kinkler and daughter Ella, of Wooster, Ohio; Chas. Aschbacher and sons, Frank and Chas., and Louis Easterly, of St. Marys, Ohio; John Gebhardt and wife, Joe Bawl and wife, August Vollrath, Mrs. Clara Houston and son, Robert and Harry Smith, of Bucyrus, Ohio; George Aschbacher, of Oak Harbor, Ohio.



On September 20th, Ella Morrow and Samuel M. Bair, were married by Rev. Taylor at the bride's home. We extend to them our best wishes.


Mrs. John Bair, living southwest of here died suddenly of heart trouble Friday night. Funeral services were held Monday at Trinity church.


Dr. Chesney had a startling experience Saturday evening at the home of John Bair, residing one mile north of Olentangy, in Whetstone township. For a long time Mr. Bair had been taking treatment from Galion physicians for heart trouble, but on Saturday he evidently desired a change for he sent a messenger to Bucyrus for Dr. Chesney. The latter drove to the Bair home about 6 o'clock Saturday evening and was met at the door by the patient, who as regarded outward appearances was not ill. He conducted the doctor to a seat and took one himself in the corner of the room after which the two engaged to a conversation. Perhaps three minutes passed when the doctor asked him how long he had been ailing. He responded, "a long time," and without a word of warning stiffened out and expired. The death was a decided shock not only to the doctor, but to Mr. Bair's daughter, Mrs. Lawrence McMichael, who was in the room at the time. Seeing that the patient was beyond all earthly help Dr. Chesney returned home and notified a Galion undertaker by telephone to take charge of the remains. The deceased was born and reared in Pennsylvania and came to Crawford county when but a young man. He located in Whetstone township and resided there up to the time of his death. He was married to Rachel, daughter of John Shearer. She died some years ago leaving a family of five children. Mr. Bair continued to reside on the homestead with his son-in-law, Lawrence McMichael, managing the farm. The deceased was a prosperous farmer and was highly respected by all who knew him. He was about sixty-three years of age.

A Centenarian.
From the Bucyrus Evening Telegraph.

Daniel Barlitt

Residing on the banks of the Sandusky, in Liberty township, three and one-half miles east of Bucyrus, lives Daniel Barlitt, who tomorrow, Sunday, June 24, celebrates the one hundredth anniversary of his birth.

On June 24, 1788 on the banks of the Susquehanna, Daniel Barlitt was born at Harrisburg, in Dauphin county, Pa. He is of English and German descent, his grandfather coming from England, long before the Revolutionary war, and during that war, the grandfather, Jacob Barlitt, was a body guard of General Washington, and was wounded in one of the battles; he was six feet in stature, well formed and robust in health, and died at the age of 90 years, at Harrisburg, Penn. Grandmother Barlitt was born in Germany.

On his mother's side, his grandfather and grandmother were also residents of Harrisburg, and during the Revolutionary war, the grandmother melted bullets for the American patriots. Once, in these early pioneer days, during an Indian raid and battle, she secreted her children under the floor of the cabin. In these early times babes were rocked in sugar troughs for their cradles, and sometimes they were fed from them. These were the days when the pioneer mothers were conquering the wilderness of Pennsylvania which today contains some of the finest and most cultivated lands of the world.

Daniel Barlitt relates to this day an incident of his grandfather's experienne (sic) when taken prisoner by the Indianc (sic) while yet a young man. He was with them three months and they made him carry their furs and do all the drudgery. He managed to gain their confidence by the willingness with which he did their menial work, and as a result was given more liberty. One day they sent him quite a distance from camp after a deer which they had killed, and ever on the lookout for a chance of escape he siezed this opportunity and took to his heels. He made for the nearest stream, and all that day and most of the night he traveled in the stream to make certain that his tracks were concealed from the sharp sight of the Indians and the quick scent of the dogs. In the morning he left the street and crawled in a hollow log on the banks of the stream, where he secured needed sleep and rest. While concealed there the Indians passed him unnoticed, he seeing the glitter of their guns. He remained in the log all day, eating nothing except a few roots. The next night he took to the stream again for several miles until nearly midnight, when he climbed a high tree for rest and safety from the wild animals. In the morning he heard a cock crow, and following the sound came to a clearing where there was a settlement. He went to the cabin and found friends. Having eaten nothing but roots and wild fruit, and besides the filth of the Indian diet having almost starved him, it required several days to recruit his strength before he left for his home where he arrived safely.

Born at Harrisburg, Penn, he married there; his wife's maiden name being Pracilla; this union was blessed, with six children, four boys and two girls, none of them living, as far as known. One of the boys started for California in the early days, and the boat he had taken sunk and nothing more was heard of him; and another died of hemorrhage of the nose. In he (sic)(1?)823, moved to Wooster, Ohio, placing his wordly effects in a large wagon, and himself and older children walking almost the entire distance, their principal subsistence being the game they shot on the way.

While at Wooster his first wife died, and he married Betsey Dupes, by whom there were three boys and two girls, the sons yet living at Wooster, and the daughters both dead. The sons are Henry, William and Martin; the daughters Elizaheth and Barbara; Barbara married Christian Amos and died in Olmstead county, Minn., near St. Paul; Elizabeth also married an Amos, a half-brother of Christian Amos, and she, too, died in Minnesota.

During his short stay at Wooster at one time he took a contract to drive a drove of cattle from Wooster through Bucyrus to Upper Sandusky, away back in 1823. He had to take the cattle through a woods that was 40 miles through. Imagine a woods of 40 miles where now fine farming lands are highly cultivated. He traveled alone, with no companions but his dog and gun and not a cabin to stop at, nothing but a complete, unbroken wilderness, and inhabited by Indians. One night while camping in the middle of this forest, a traveler came upon him, and gladly he shared with him his evening meal and the warmth of his camp-fire.

He took a fancy to Upper Sandusky, and moved there, working for a man named Garrett, who kept the first tavern there, and who was married to an indian squaw; he soon removed from there to Bucyrus, where he obtained employment at the hotel kept about where Shonert's tannery now stands, on the banks of the Sandusky.

In 1834 he removed to his present residence in Liberty township, where he settled on .31 acres of land, and since then he has devoted his attention to farming. Here his second wife died and on March 4, 1848, he married Mrs. Trash; maiden name Speagle; there was only one child of this union, not living. The wife is yet living; she was 80 years old on June 12, and is in poor health, being afflicted with consumption.

The centennarian is quite supple and active for one of his years, and an inveterate tobacco chewer; his mind is still active, but weak and treacherous when it comes to remembering names. He takes a pleasure in doing a few odd, light chores; he feeds two pigs and a cow. He frequently relates Indian stories and the actual happenings of his early days; he is of a cheerful, quiet disposition; has ever been a peaceful neighbor and good citizen; so peaceable is he that during all his pioneer life, his hunting excursions, and his wandering through the wilderness he never had any difficulty with the indians.

In politics he Is a Democrat, and went to the polls last fall and voted as usual. This week he was in the city, and had his pictures taken by the photographer, and he looks 20 years younger than he really is, and his health is such that he has every reason to hope to reach the age of some of his ancestors, who lived to the ripe old age of 110 and 112. His grandfather on his mother's side died at Harrisburg at the age of 112, and his grandmother at the same place at 105. His father's father died young, being only 90 years old when he was called away; Of his brothers and sisters one brother died aged 105, and another at 108. A sister was living in Maryland, when last heard from, who is now 102.


104 Years, 5 Months and 17 Days.
The Oldest Person in the Limits of Crawford County.
Born Before George Washington was Elected President.
A Resident of the County for Sixty Years.
A Brief Biography of the Aged Veteran.
Children GrandChildren, Great Double-Great and Thrible-Great Grand-Children Survive.

From the Evening Telegraph.

Daniel Barlitt died at 8:15 Sunday evening of old age, at the home of his daughter-in law, Mrs. Frank Lambright, in the one hundred and fifth year of his age.

Daniel Barlitt was born on the banks of the Susquehanna river, at Harrisburg, Dauphin county, Pa, June 24, 1788 He is of English-German descent, his grandfather coming from England long before the Revolutionary War, and during that war the grand-father was a body guard of General Washington, and was wounded in one of the battles; he was well-formed and robust in health, and died at the age of 90 years, at Harrisburg. His grand mother was born in Germany.

On his mother's side, both his grandfather and grandmother were residents of Harrisburg, and during the Revolutionary War the grandmother melted bullets for the American patriots. Once in these early pioneer days, during an Indian raid and battle, she secreted her children under the floor of the cabin until all danger was passed.

Daniel Barlitt was fond of relating one of the incidents told him by his grandfather who was taken prisoner by the Indians. He was with them three months and they made him carry their furs and burdens and do all the drudgery of the camp. By the willingness with which he did their menial work, he gained their confidence and they became more lenient with him, giving him more liberty, until one day they sent him some distance from camp to bring in a deer which they had killed. He took advantage of this trip to make his escape. He made for the nearest stream, and all that day and most of the night he traveled in the stream to cover up his tracks from the sharp sighted Indians and leave no trace for the quick scented dogs to follow. As day broke he crept into a hollow log on the banks of the stream, where he soon fell asleep. Being a hunter and used to Indian life, he was awakened by the light footsteps of the Indians who had followed the stream in search of their prisoner. As they passed he could see the glitter of their rifle barrels. He remained in the log all day, and when night came again he took to the stream and continued his journey until midnight, when, tired out, having had nothing to eat but a few roots and berries, he climbed a tree for rest out of sight of Indians and out of reach of wild beasts prowling through the forest. In the morning he heard the crowing of a cock, and hurrying on he found a cabin of one of the early pioneers. Here he obtained food and needed rest, and after spending several days to recruit his strength, he started on his journey again,and in a few more days was with his family and friends, who had given him up for dead.

Daniel Barlitt grew to manhood at Harrisburg, and married his first wife Priscilla. This union was blessed with six children, four boys and two girls, none of them believed to be living now. One of the boys died on his way to California years ago, and another died of hemorrhage.

In 1823, at the age of 35 he moved with his family to Wooster, placing his worldly effects in a wagon, and himself and older children walking almost the entire distance, camping out at night, traveling slowly by day and living on the game they shot on the way.

At Wooster h(...?...)ved on the Kilbuck, about two miles from the village; he assisted farmers in harvest and did odd jobs, his principal occupation being doing odds and ends around the hotel kept by Ben Jones. His first trip to Bucyrus was in the twenties when he took a contract to drive a drove of cattle from Wooster to Upper Sandusky.

One woods he passed through was forty miles in extent; this region was then almost an unbroken forest. He traveled one with no companions; with his dog and gun he made the trip through this region filled with wild animals and many Indians. One evening after he had stopped for the night a traveler came upon him and gladly he shared with him his bed on the ground and his evening meal for the sake of his company.

About 1830 or 1831 he moved to Jeromeville, in Ashland county. Here his wife Priscilla died, and he married Betsy Dupes, by which union there were five children, three boys and two girls. Of the boys Henry died only a few years ago in Kansas, and William and Martin are still living. Of the glrs (sic), Barbara married Christian Amos, and died in Olmstead county, Minn., near St. Paul; Elizabeth also married an Amos, a half brother of Christian Amos, and she, too, died in Minnesota.

While teaming and driving he took a fancy to Upper Sandusky and moved there, doing odd jobs around the first tavern kept there and owned by a man named Garrett; from there he came to Bucyrus, assisting around the tavern where Shonert's tannery now stand on the banks of the Sandusky.

Daniel Barlitt was getting up in years and thought it about time to settle down, so in 1834, nearly sixty years ago, he removed to Liberty township, where he settled on 31 acres of land, on the banks of the Sandusky, three miles above Bucyrus. From now on he devoted his attention to farming. Here his second wife died and was buried in the Shrull grave yard. On March 4, 1848, he married a Mrs. Trash whose maiden name was Speagle. By this union there was one child, not living. The wife died just a week ago, on Monday, Dec. 5, aged 84 years, and was buried last Thursday in Oakwood cemetery.

Daniel Barlitt came from a long lived family. His father died young--at the early age of 90 he was called away. His grandfather on his mother's side died at the age of 112, and his grandmother at 105. Of his brothers and sisters one died at 108, another at 105 and another at 104.

When he came to Bucyrus he says that there were but two houses here. One was on the east side of Sandusky avenue at Perry street, and the other across the street on the Shonert corner. Later on he remembers the log cabin being built where the Stoll House now stands, the first house built away from the banks of the river.

His decendants can be counted by the hundreds; his eldest child if living would be over 80; there are grand-children of sixty, and of great-great grandchildren his relatives can count upward of forty, with several great-great-great grandchildren.

When Daniel Barlitt reached his hundredth anniversary in 1888 he was able to move around the house and farm, doing no work of course, except light employment for amusement, such as feeding the chickens. For two or three summers he was able to go about the yard, but during the winter of 1891-2 he had an attack of la grippe which left him very weak and since then he has seldom left the house, during last summer his only way of passing the time being to sit in an easy chair and look out of the window. Ever since last winter he has been slowly sinking, gradually growing weaker and weaker and on the death of his wife last Monday, Dec. 5, he was too weak to be up. On Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 6, he was assisted down stairs to take a last look at his wife and went back to his bed again. That night he had a slight stroke of paralysis, this was followed at 9:30 Wednesday morning by another, and from this on his relatives were satisfied the end was fast approaching. He grew weaker and weaker until on Sunday evening he breathed his last, aged 104 years, 6 months and 17 days.

During the last years of life he has received every attention at the hands of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lambright, and as age made him more enfeebled their tender care increased, so that his declining years were made as peaceful and pleasant as possible. He was an inveterate user of tobacco up to about 20 years ago when he discontinued its use on account of his health.

The funeral services were hold at the home Tuesday, conducted by Rev. J. S. Fitterer, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

Widow Bechtel, the victim, dies a few hours afterwards

Last Tuesday morning Mrs. Bechtel, aged 80 years, who resides about 1/2 mile east of this place, while crossing the N. W. O. railroad on Mansfield street was struck by the engine of the west-bound mail train due at this place at 7:22 a.m. The sharp signal for brakes arrested the attention of everybody in that vicinity and as a result quite a number were eye witnesses of the scene. From reliable authority we learn that Mrs. Bechtel was crossing the last rail when the engine struck her, throwing her about 5 feet in the air and a distance of about 25 feet. When picked up she was in an unconscious condition. She was carried to the home of her son, John Bechtel, near by and a physician summoned. By examination it was soon discovered that she sustained fatal internal injuries, her side being badly bruised and one foot wounded. She lingered until 10 o'clock when death ended her earthly existence.
Funeral servIces were held from St. Bernard's church yesterday and the remains interred in the Catholic cemetery north of town.


Carl Wilhelm Belser, professor of Latin in the University of Colorado, died at his home in Boulder, Colorado, January 24, of consumption. Prof. Belser was born in New Washington, this county, December 21, 1860. His father was at that time pastor of the English Lutheran congregation in that town. He received the best educational advantages, both in this country and in Europe, and had held important professorships in other leading colleges. He was a noted scholar, and everywhere recognized as an authority in philology. The family is well remembered by many of our older citizens.


Isaac Beltz died at his residence west of Galion, on August 1, from the effects of a paralytic stroke, aged 69 years. He was a pioneer of the county.
On Friday, August 9, the last will and testament of Isaac Beltz was filed in Probate Court, with the following division of property: To his sons, Isaac Beltz and Andrew Beltz, was given 176 acres of land in Polk township. As a charge these two sons are requested to pay to Sarah Ann Beltz the sum of $2,000, in annual installments of $500 and to the executors, for the use and benefit of the estate, the sum of $1,000; to his son, William A. P. Beltz, 60 acres of land in Whetstone township, was left. This son was also requested to pay to Sarah Ann Beltz, the sum of $1,000, in $500 annual installments; the first to become due one year after decease of testator; to his daughter, Christina Elizabeth Traxler, 44 acres in Whetstone township, and on her decease to revert to her children. All of the residue of the property of every description, not therein mentioned, to be divided equally among the heirs, with all household furniture to be given to Sarah Ann Beltz.


Mrs. Christiana Biber died at her late home in Charlotte, Michigan, April 1, 1896, of heart failure, aged 82 yrs. 7 mos., 5 das. Christiana Baird was born in Wertemberg, Germany, August 26, 1813. At the age of four she came with her parents to America. At the age of 22, she was married to John Biber and moved to New Washington, Crawford County, Ohio, where she lived for 40 years. At 25 she united with the German Lutheran church and continued a faithful member until her death. She was a widow for 42 years. Sixteen years ago she moved to Charlotte, Mich. where she has since lived with her daughter, Mrs. Mary Shear. She leaves 7 children, 13 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren to mourn her loss.


An old and well-respected resident of our town Mrs. Gottlieb Biber, died on the 16th inst of heart disease.
Grandma Biber's maiden name was Haerli and was born on the 9th of February 1808 in the village of Happenbach, District Heilbronn, Wuertemberg, Germany.
Since February 19th, 1833, she lived in happy union with Gottlieb Biber. Some readers remember that some years ago the aged couple enjoyed the day of their golden wedding.
Deceased is survived by her feeble and lonely husband, one son Christ Biber of Crestline, one daughter, Mrs Louisa Tribolet, of this place, with whom the aged father now resides, 24 grandchildren and 10 great grand-children.
Interment was made Sunday morning in the Lutheran cemetery, a large concourse of people witnessing. The words of the funeral discourse were based on 2 Tim. 4, 7-8, which text Grandma Biber had long since chosen herself.


One of the oldest residents of this place, Johonn Gottlieb Biber, died on Sunday the 16th of September, 1894. He was a faithful member of the Lutheran congregation. Interment in the Lutheran cemetery and services in the St. John's church took place last Tuesday forenoon. Old age was the cause of his death. The deceased was born on August 1, 1805, in Gruppenbach, Wuertemberg, Germany. In 1854 Mr. Biber with his family; a wife and four children, immigrated to this country and has ever since been living to this community. His wife and three sons preceded him to eternity, his daughter, Mrs. Louisa Tribolet, being the only one left of that family. Besides this daughter there remain 26 grand-children and 15 great grand-children to mourn his loss. Grandpa Biber reached the age of 89 years, l month and 16 days.

Dr. R. L. Bidwell Victim Of Heart Attack In His Office.

Stricken with a heart attack while he talked to a patient yesterday afternoon, Dr. Robinson Leroy Bidwell, 56, of 2449 Parkwood Avenue, prominent physician and surgeon, collapsed and died in his office in the Colton Building.
Mrs. Laura Lawrence and Mrs Florence Farley, employed in the office were at lunch at the time and the patient notified Miss Irene Inman, attendant in the office of Dr. Robert Heatley, in the same building. Miss Innan found Dr. Bidwell dead on the floor and notified his brother, Dr. P. J. Bidwell. Coroner William M. Shapiro said death was caused by a heart attack.

Specialist in Surgery
Dr. Bidwell, a specialist in surgery, was a native of Madison County, O., where he was born April 18, 1884. He attended the schools of West Jefferson, O., and taught school in his home county for two years.
After scientific courses in Valparaiso, Ind., and a medical course in Starling Medical College, Columbus, Dr. Bidwell was graduated in 1908 and began his practice in Toledo.
Active in Masonic Work
He took postgraduate work at Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital and the New York Postgraduate Hospital. Dr. Bidwell was active in the York and Scottish Rite branches of the Masonic order.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Caroline Bidwell and his brother. The body is in the Foth & Son Mortuary where services will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.


Mary Jane Bland, nee Willford, was born in Cranberry township, Crawford county, Ohio, May 17, 1855, departed this life September 11, 1891, aged 36 yrs., 3 mos., 25 da.
On December 25, 1872, she was united in marriage with John Bland. This union resulted in the birth of seven children, five girls and two boys all of whom survive her.
On the 2nd inst., she bade her family and relatives farewell and said she was going home, but life was prolonged until the 11th when she was relieved of her suffering. During her sickness she was calm and sensible to the last. She requested that her children be kept together. She bore her sufferings, with great patience and not a murmur was heard. Her mind was bright, being hopeful of a happy immortality. Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 13, at Goodwill in the presence of a vast throng of people, Rev. Wolfe conducting the services.

Dearest sister thou halt left us,
Here our loss we deeply feel
But to God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.

Yet again we hope to meet thee
When the day of life has fled,
Then in Heaven we hope to greet thee,
There no farewell tear is shed.


Martin L Callin and Jacob H Bloom hurled into Eternity Without any Warning

News reached this place last Wednesday afternoon by telephone that Martin L. Callin and Jacob H. Bloom, both of Tiro, were killed at 11:30, a. m., the same day on Plymouth street at Bucyrus while crossing the T. & O. C. track in a sleigh. The news, after further inquiry, proved only too true, and their homes which they left bright and cheerful, hale and hearty in the morning turned to be homes of mourning and sorrow at night.
The yard engine with three gondolas attached had gone north and was returning at a rapid rate of speed, the gondolas preceding the engine, when the fatal accident occurred at the crossing. The gondola farthest from the engine struck the sleigh and reduced that vehicle to a mass of ruins as well as inflicting the fatal injuries to its occupants.
Mr. Callin was thrown a distance of about 60 feet, sustaining a dislocated neck, four or five broken ribs together with other injuries. His pulse beat for a short time after the crash but life was soon extinct. On his person were found $400, and a gold watch.
Mr. Bloom was thrown on the cattle guard and sustained a dislocated neck and hip, a broken back, broken legs and inferior maxillary crushed. Death resulted instantaneously. A watch chain was found on his person but the watch could nowhere be found. The horses which were hitched to the sleigh were unhurt.
Coroner Thoman held an inquest in which testimony was given by various parties who witnessed the awful accident. After the inquest the remains were taken in charge by an undertaker and after proper preparation were sent to the respective homes of the deceased parties at Tiro; arriving at that place at about 10 p. m.
Mr. Callin leaves a wife and four small children to mourn his sudden departure. He was for a number of years a successful and one of the most prominent business men at Tiro.
Mr. Bloom leaves a wife in sorrow and affliction. He formerly was a citizen of this place and was well known by many at this place. He was at one time, brakeman on the N. W. O. but of late years was in the livery business at Tiro. Funeral services were held at Tiro; this Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock.

Martin L. Callan and Jacob F. Bloom Instantly Killed
On the T. & O. C. Road at Plymouth Street Crossing
The Two Bodies Transferred to Tiro.

One of the most harrowing railroad accidents which ever occurred in this city took place at 11:30 Wednesday, where the railroad crosses Plymouth street in the northeast part of the city.
Two young business men of Tiro, Martin L. Callan and Jacob F. Bloom were driving to the city in a two horse sleigh, when the T. & O. C. yard engine having a little before crossed the street, going northward, was now backing down at a rather rapid rate of speed with a box car and two gondolas attached. The view from the street, of trains north of that point is pretty thoroughly obscured, and so evidently the situation was not understood by the men in the sleigh, and just as the horses cleared the track the gondola farthest from the engine struck the sleigh with a fearful crash shivering it to pieces and instantly killing both men, the body of Callan being thrown over an embankment a distance of about fifty feet.
An examination of the bodies was made with the remarkable result of finding the necks of both dislocated. Callan had a severe contusion and abrasion of the left temple. Bloom's scalp was cut about the ear and both legs broken, the shoe being stripped from one foot.
On the body of Callan was found over $400 in money, a gold watch, fine ring, besides notes and other papers.
In Bloom's vest was found a watch-chain, but the watch, if he had one was lost.
By actual measurement the body of Callan was found forty-eight feet from the track, and in passing over a fence must have been pitched at least nine feet higher than the track. The body of Bloom was not carried so far but was thrown against the timbers of the cattle guard with such force as to break the strong railing. What is remarkable is that on neither one was the clothing much disarranged, and there was no serious disfigurement of the countenance of either. The horses also were caught and taken care of without showing special marks of injury.
During the afternoon the coroner received a message to have the bodies sent to their friends at Tiro, and in the evening three young men, W. H. Jeffrey, Jesse Dix and D. W. Rodabaugh arrived to accompany them. Accordingly after encasing the remains in coffins and rough boxes, J. P. Wise started on the dreary trip between nine and ten o'clock at night.
From Mr. Jeffrey it was learned that Callan was about 35. He was the principal in the dry goods and grocery firm of M. L. Callan & Co., the partner being Joseph Roerich. He was also in the stock business, and at the time of his death was on his way to Oceola to buy horses. He leaves a wife and four children. Bloom was about 31, he leaves a wife but no children.
The coroner, today, filled his report of the cases with the Probate Court, including condition of the bodies, testimony of witnesses and inventory of the effects.

Additional Particulars:

Mr. Mat Coulter was at Tiro when the sad news of the terrible deaths of M. L. Callan and J. Bloom arrived. He says he met the two victims about two miles from Bucyrus on the Annapolis Road and that they were driving along steadly. When the news arrived at Tiro there was an intense excitment. He described it as "the town was in a regular uproar" and well it might be, for both of the young men were popular and Callan was a leading business man. He leaves a wife and four children. Bloom fortunately has no children. When his brother heard the news he was nearly distracted. The Messrs. Wise took the bodies to Tiro last evening. J. P. Wise returned at noon, and speaking of the excitement, says scarcely anybody in the village slept last night.
The remains of Callan will be taken to Olivesburg in Ashland County, tomorrow at 8 a. m. where funeral services and burial will take place among the friends of his former home. Funeral services over the remains of Bloom will be held at the Lutheran church of Tiro; tomorrow at 1 p. m., after which the burial will take place in Oakwood Cemetery, near by.

Preached by Rev. T. M. Knox,
At the Burial of Jacob Bloom,
Killed by the Cars at Bucyrus,
February 13, 1889.
(A poetic but rather lengthy sermon was quoted here, but due to space constraints, is not included here. Should anyone wish a copy of it, please contact


Jacob F. Bloom was born in New Washington, Ohio, June 21, 1857. Thence he removed with his parents to DeKalb, Ohio. June 3, 1882, he married Clara Bareford, of Tiro, O. Rev. Marcus, of Crestline Reformed church officiating. With his young wife he removed to Toledo where they resided for about two years; he during this time being in the employ of the Penna R. R. Co., on the N. W. 0. division. While living in Toledo his wife's health failed and he learning the employ of the R. R. removed with her to Tiro where they have since resided till the time of his death which occurred February 13, 1889.
The funeral services were held in Crouse chapel on Friday, at 1:30 p.m. The services were conducted by Rev. Goodlin, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. Tussing, of the United Brethren church. The scripture lesson read by Rev. Goodlin from Ecclesiastes, 3 chapter. After a fervent prayer by Rev. Tussing in which he bore the bereaved ones to the thrown of divine grace asking God to comfort them and draw them near to him. The funeral sermon by request of the bereaved wife was preached by Rev Knox, of the United Presbyterian church, from the Text "No man is sure of life." Job, 24 chapter, 22 verse.
After the services at the church the body was laid to rest in the Oakland graveyard in compliance with the deceased's request. Such a funeral was perhaps never witnessed in this place before. It is estimated that fully 700 people were present such an awful tragedy had never fell on our town and we can only avert another, perhaps greater, by hearing God speaking to us now. "Look unto me and be ye saved." "He that believeth shall be saved."
In the death of Jacob F. Bloom a dear and kind son has been taken away and two aged parents have been left to mourn in their old age and yet God says to them that he is ready to comfort and offers comfort in this their trial. Then a loving wife in delicate health sits in grief and loneliness. He was a kind and affectionate husband, he was always ready and willing to do cheerfully not only what he could for his loving wife but outside of home. There are those who can point to many a pleasure and say, "Jacob Bloom had a kind hand in that." Ever ready to adminster to the poor and needy, ever willing to lend a helping hand in time of sickness, but today his place is vacant, a loving wife sits alone, yet that Saviour in whom she trusts says to her, "I will not leave you comfortless."


Mrs. Rosanna Bloom died Saturday, August 24, 1889 in the 59th year of her age. She was born July 22, 1831, in Wortemberg Provence Germany being the daughter of Jacob and Rosanna (Spaeth) Lederer. When Rosanna was one year of age her parents emigrated to America and settle near New Washington and since then she has always resided in Crawford county.
Rosanna Lederer was married February 26, 1854, to Frederick Bloom and they have been the parents of six children, three sons and three daughters, as follows: Maggie, died in infancy; Jacob Bloom, killed February 13, 1889; Martha, now Mrs. Hal Fox; Will, Mariah and Allie.
In 1859 the Bloom family moved to DeKalb and have resided there ever since. Mrs. Bloom was raised in the German Lutheran faith but about six years ago united with the United Presbyterian church. She had been in failing health for three years and during this time has not done a days work or been able to walk.
The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, services being held at the United Presbyterian church and the remains were buried at Oakland cemetery.


Hugh Bordner, son of Jacob and Sarah Bordner, was born September 7, 1840, in Chatfield township, Crawford county, Ohio. He was baptized in his infancy. April 5,1863 he was confirmed by Rev. Belser, since which time he has been a member of the Ev. Lutheran church. March 13, 1866 he was married to Elizabeth Gangluff who now mourns the loss of her husband. This union was blessed with 6 children, 3 girls and 3 boys all living. Mr. Bordner resided alternately in Williams, Seneca and Crawford counties. His death was sudden and unexpected. On the 12 of March he began to complain of pains in his left arm, which finally resulted in a severe attack of Erysipelas. Being troubled with heart failure,the danger was imminent, although hope of recovery was constantly entertained. The pain however rapidly increased, consciousness fled, and death ensued, on the 29 of March 15 minutes after 12 o'clock p.m.
The complicated condition in which the decease left his earthly affairs are too well known to need special rehearsal. It was his intention to move to Kentucky where he had bought property and had accordingly disposed of his personal property here by public sale. In the very midst of all these changes he was ____ed away to a new home indeed but not an earthly one. Thus man proposes and God disposes.
The bereft widow and family in all their affliction and trouble surely have the sympathy of all. May God be their comfort and their stay. The age of the deceased was 48 years 6 months 22 days.


Mrs. Maggie McManis Bordner was born on the 18th day of November, 1867; died December 31st 1896 aged 29 yrs., 1 mo. and 13 das.

She united with the United Presbyterian church of DeKalb at the age of 15 years. In 1890 she tranfered her membership to the First Presbyterian church of Tiro, of which she was a member at her death. She was married Nov. 12th, 1895 to Amos Bordner, who survives her.


BROWN--On Sunday, December 25, of diphtheria after a sickness of nine days, Sherman Joseph Brown, youngest son of Willis and Nora E. Brown, aged one year, ten months and twenty-five days.
Little Sherman was a very bright little boy and loved most dearly by his parents and all who knew him. But as the Master passed by and saw the flower of rare excellence he saw fit to remove it to his manslon above that is reserved for little children.

And there before his Savior,
So glorious and so bright;
He'll join the heavenly choir,
And praise him day and night.
Now Sherman is given over,
His clay lies 'neath the sod;
And all his suffering ended.
Our Sherman is safe with God.


Ethel Bruce was born Aug. 6,1873, in Auburn township, Crawford county, Ohio; died July 6, 1898, aged 24 yrs. and 11 mos. February 14, 1886, she became a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. From the time of her conversion she was an earnest, consistent christian and when death came it found her ready for the call into a fuller life. She leaves a father, 2 brothers and 1 sister to mourn her departure.

'Tis hard to break the tender cord,
When love has bound the heart,
'Tis hard,so hard to speak the words
We must forever part.
Dearest loved one, we must lay thee
In the peaceful grave's embrace,
But thy memory will be cherished,
Till we see thy heavenly face.


Mrs. Mellisa E. Buckwalter, daughter of Benjamin and Anna Hudson, was born near New Washington Ohio February 2, 1849, and died at her home in Wichita, Kansas Dec. 14, 1888, aged 39 yrs., 10 mo., 12 da.
On July 4, 1875 she was united in marriage with Mr. Oliver Buckwalter who with a son are left to mourn her loss.
One year ago last May she removed with her husband and son to Wichita, Kansas where they had just fairly become settled in a prosperous business, and had just moved into their fine new residence when the death-angel flapped her wings over their dwelling, and trustingly and peacefully the mother and wife departed in the summer of her life.
She was converted to God in a series of meetings held at Goodwill, by Rev. J. S. Albright, more than 20 years ago, in which 113 were converted, of which number, Mrs. Buckwalter was the first one to be converted. She united with the M. E. church in which she was converted, and ever remained a faithful member and efficent worker until death. During her residence in Millersburg, Ohio, she was one of the most active in the church and one of the most influential ladies of the city. Her home was kept like a palace. Her fireside was one of the most cheerful spots on earth. Her hands were always busy, and she was a perfect genius in neatness, good taste, order and beauty. Her feet were swift to run on errands of mercy and her large-heartedness and goodness made her the model of a noble woman. She stood by her Pastor in the church when he preached the truth and "contended earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints."
She has gone away from all decline, and darkened nights, to a perenial fullness of joy and an unwasting abundance of life.
Her sudden departure renders our sense of loss the deeper. When all her powers were at their best. She has gone from us, out of our walks and usefulness, out of our circles of friendship, out of the places of our Christian worship, out of kindred communion, out of the home she made beautiful by material adornment and still more, by her own bright and beautiful presence.
She will not return to us; but when our time to die has come, the thought that we shall so soon meet her again will relieve all pain of dying.

O, God's children never bid each other a final farewell!
In love's unclouded reign,
Parted hands shall clasp again
There on those morning hills of everlasting joy,
we shall not much remember this night of weeping!




On Tuesday last, three marriages were solemnized at this place all of the young ladies being residents of this place.


At St. Bernards Catholic church last Tuesday morning a double wedding was solemnized in which Lawrence Burkhart and Miss Josephine Miller and Anthony Hepp and Miss Henrietta Miller were the contracting parties, the brides being sister's and the daughters of our worthy townsman, John Miller.

Solemn High Mass was administered on the occasion of this double wedding which is a more than ordinary service, not having been administered at this place within the last ten years. A large congregation was present to witness the impressive ceremonies as well as the novelty of a double wedding. The bridal parties presented a beautiful appearance in their handsome attire.

After the services at the church the newly wedded couples, together with other invited guests, repaired to the home or the brides' parents on Kibler street where the delicacies of the season were served in abundance. All day and evening the home was the scene of joyful demonstrations. Not only was this confined to those who were invited to the house, but the cornet band in the evening came out to do honor to the young couples by rendering their choicest selections of music. More then that the people, apparently turned out en masse to show their appreciation by giving vigorous serenade with various instruments with which a noise could be made.

Mr. and Mrs. Hepp will remain at this place and begin housekeeping at once. Mr. Hepp will go into business here about September 1st. Mr. and Mrs. Burkhart will make their future home at Cincinnati.


Hannah Buzzard was born October 25th, 1823, and died August 4th, 1889, aged 65 years 9 mo. and 9 days.
The subject of this sketch was born in Union county, Pa., Oct. 25, 1823, and remained there until her mother's death, which was Dec. 30th, 1831, and then her father, John Robison, and family, which consisted of one son and three daughters, moved to Ashland county, O., in the year 1834, after which she made her home with Mr. Mykrantz, when about 9 years old, and remalned there until she was married. She married Daniel Buzzard, Aug. 24, 1845, and they journeyed together but a few years until his death, which was August 24th, 1853; he was living in Rowville, Tuscarawas county, O., at the time of his death; there were born to them one daughter and two sons. After her husband's death she moved back to Ashland county to take care of her father; her father died June 10, 1880, and she remained on the homestead with her oldest son until her death, which was caused by gallstone, some seventy being found in her body. She was a member of the Disciple church and never lost faith in her Lord; she was ready to go whenever He would call her home. Funeral services were held at the house at 2 o'clock Monday, Rev. Mr. Haithcox officiating.

Mother, rest, thy toils are over,
And thy cares on earth have passed,
Thou hast gone we know to heaven
There to be with angels blest.

Oh, dear mother, yet we know it,
That our loss is heaven's gain,
Yet we would ever have her with us,
If it were the Lord's kind will.

Now farewell, farewell dear mother,
Till we cross the sea of death,
And are safely anchored
In the harbor of the blest.



Martin L. Callin was born August 22, 1852, at Olivesburg, Richland county, Ohio. He was the son of Jefferson and Susan (Eggner) Callin. He was married on March 11, 1876, to Elizabeth Rearick of Rome, Richland county, Ohio, and they have been blessed with four children, one daughter and three sons as follows: Pearl, Benjamin, William and Gahston.
For one year after their marriage he farmed for John Crabbs, now the well known horse dealer of Mansfield. Then they removed to Olivesburg living there one year. From there they removed to Rome where for one year Mr. Callin engaged in the mercantile business in partnership with his brother-in-law Joseph Rearick. He then returned to Olivesburg and was a merchant in that place for three years.
In March 1884, the Callin family located in Tiro and for two years the deceased was a partner of Willis Brown, during which period he served as postmaster for several months. In the spring of 1888 in connection with his brother-in-law Joseph Rearick they bought Mr. Raudebaugh's stock of goods and since then they have been in business. Mrs. Callin has also been buying stock in partnership with Aus Fox.
The body of Mr. Callin was taken to Olivesburg on Friday and the funeral held there in the afternoon. Services were conducted by Rev. J. H. Barron, assisted by Rev. James Huston.
M. L. Callin was a young man of pleasant manners affable and polite in his intercourse with his fellow citizens. By his genial disposition he made friends whereever he went and many hearts are made sad by his untimely death. His afflicted widow and fatherless children have the sympathy of the community in this the hour of their bereavement.

Card of Thanks.

I desire to return my sincere thanks to the many friends
who have rendered assistance since my recent affliction.


Rachel Carrothers
Tiffin News.

At her late home in New Washington, Friday morning, July 16, 1897, of paralysis, Mrs. Rachel Carrothers, aged 68 years, 9 months and 28 days. The subject of this sketch was born in Richland county, Ohio, September 18, 1828.

The deceased whose maiden name was Tooker, entered the holy state of matrimony with Robert Carrothers and to this union was born two children, one son and one daughter, the son having died nearly thirty-seven years ago.

After Mr. and Mrs. Carrothers were married they located on a farm in the southeastern part of Seneca county, where they lived happy together until the husband was called to his reward November 8, 1894. Mrs. Carrothers remained on the old homestead until last fall when she moved to New Washington. She leaves to mourn her departure one daughter, Mrs. John Weaver, who now resides on the old homestead, and many other friends.

Funeral services were held Sunday forenoon, July 18, in the Swamp church, conducted by Rev. Summer, of Attica. A large concourse of people were present at the obsequies and the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery adjoining the church.


The deceased was born August 11, 1830; died November 8, 1894 aged 64 yrs., 2 mos., 27 das. He was a native of Pennsylvania and at the age of seven years came to Ohio and located in Seneca county, of which he has been a resident until his death. On October 12, 1854, he was united in marriage with Rachel Tooker, with whom he has sailed through life's tempestuous sea for nearly 40 years, and who now suffers the unspeakable loss of a kind and affectionate husband. In his boyhood he connected himself with the U. B. church, of which he was a consistent member at the time of his death. He died as he had lived--a true christian. Truly it may be said of him "well done, thou good and faithful servant, enter thou into the Joys of thy Lord. His sufferings, which were of a few years' duration, were very severe but through it all his trust was in Him who doeth all things well. He leaves his wife, one daughter and her husband and four grandchildren to mourn his departure; one child and one grandchild having preceded him to the spirit world, The funeral services were held from Swamp church north of this place last Sunday in the presence of a large concourse of people who paid a parting tribute to the remains of one who in life was a good citizen, a kind husband and father and a devout christian. The funeral services were conducted by Rev H. L. Snyder.


Lilly, daughter of Alexander and Barbara Shilling Smith, was born on Feb. 22, 1863, in Defiance county, O.; died Dec. 13, 1897, aged 34 yrs. 9 mos. and 19 das.

At the age of 16 she experienced religion under the labors of Rev. I. Bebee and united with the M. E. church on Jan. 23, 1880, of which she remained a faithful member.

On Nov. 14, 1880, she was united in marriage with John W. Carson, which union was blessed with five children. She leaves to mourn her departure, a devoted husband, five children, three sisters, one brother and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at Cranberry Chapel, conducted by Rev. J. W. Dowds, after which the remains were interred in the Swamp cemetery.


Dec. 30th. 1890, at her late residence, Sulphur Springs, 0., Mrs. Amelia Clessler, wife of Rev. C. Clessler aged 41 years, 9 months and 14 days. Deceased was born in Columbiana County March 13, 1849. Amelia Lipp was married to Rev. C. Clessler April 17th, 1868, and have resided in Crawford Co., about 15 years. She was the mother of eight children who are left with the bereaved father and husband to mourn her loss. The funeral services will be held in the Shealy Church on Friday Jan. 2nd at 11 o'clock in the german and english languages, by the Rev's. Shultz and Donnecker from thence the remains will be taken to Petersburg, Mahoning Co., O. where on Sat. 3rd she will be laid to rest side of her mother who preceded her about a year, Peace to her ashes.


Emanuel S. Clessler died at his home in Sulphur Springs, on Friday, June 3, 1892, of typhoid fever, aged 23 yrs., 1 mo., 25 da. Funeral services were held at the Shealy church Sunday, June 5, and were conducted by Rev. Ebert, of New Washington and Rev. Schillinger, of Richville. He leaves a sorrowing father, three sisters, four brothers and a host of friends to mourn his early departure. It is sad to lose from our midst one who has just entered manhood's promising years and one who was esteemed by all. "He who doeth all things well" thought it best to remove Emanuel, though we fail to see why it man should be removed just as he was entering upon life's duties.



Patrick Cluney was born in. Richland county, Ohio, October 15, 1871, and died March 1, 1894, aged 23 yrs., 4 mos., 15 da. The deceased was a victim of that dreaded disease - consumption. His fatal illness lasted a little more than six months. In 1887 he was caught between two cars and sustained severe injuries which it is thought superinduced his fatal illness. The deceased was a resident of New Washington for 21 years and had many warm friends at this place as the large attendance at the funeral verified. The bereft family has the sympathy of all.


Hazel, daughter of H. M. and Carrie Cory, was born July 3, 1887, and died March 18, 1890, aged 2 yrs., 8 mo. 15 da. Hazel was a bright and cheerful little girl, and seemed to be the very picture of health; but suddenly a dread disease prostrated her, and the glow and sparkle of health were extinguished. No one thought that disease was so deeply rooted, or that death was so near, until the sad announcement was made to the parents that the closing scene of her young interesting life was at hand. The parents have the sympathy and prayer of the community, and may they find comfort in the thought of the eternal security and blessedness of their child.


Prof. O. J. Cory, principal of the High school at this place, was last week elected principal of the North Side school at North Baltimore, Ohio.

Mr. Cory did excellent work at this place during the last two years, giving general satisfaction, and the fact that his acceptance of the North Baltimore position, will necessarily call him away from this place, causes universal regret among his many friends at this place. Mr. Cory is a close student, a thorough scholar and an efficient teacher. He is strictly conscientious and his character is above reproach.

THE HERALD, together with his many friends, while regretting his intention of leaving us, wish him happiness and success in his new field of labor.


The Oswego (Kansas) Independent has the following to say concerning the death of T.(Thomas) C. Cory:
On last Saturday morning, the district court of having adjourned to allow the officers and bar to attend the funeral of Mr. Cory, the bar held a meeting in the convention room and transacted the following business. The committee of arrangements appointed at previous meeting reported the following members of the bar to act as pall bearers, viz., Nelson Case, S. L. Coulter, W. L. Simons, F. H. Atchinson, W. P. Talbott and Jess Brookway. The committee further reported the order of procession and other details of the funeral.
The committee on resolutions then reported the following, which was unanimously adopted and the chairman of meeting was directed to present them to the court, with the request that they be spread upon the records:

WHEREAS, The Bar of Labette county have learned, with deep regret that death has suddenly taken out of a busy, useful life, Hon. T. C. Cory, a member of the bar and County Attorney of this County, and his professional friends and associates have assembled in bar meeting for the purpose of expressing their uncommon sorrow and testifying to the virtues of the departed, therefore,
Resolved, That in expressing our feelings in connection with this sad event we believe that no more eloquent tribute can be offered than that contained in the simple statement that, not only the the members of the bar, but the citizens of the county generally, unite in deep and genuine regret,
Resolved, That T. C. Cory well deserved lasting remembrance in all patriotic hearts for his services in defense of his country. He was a chivalric soldier, who discerned the real glory of the cause to which he was devoted, and was truly without feat and without reproach in his relations to the flag he followed,
Resolved, That among the members of the bar the departed was conspicuous. The zeal and fervor which distinguished every effort he made, was the product of no simulated interest for his; it was a necessity of his sympathetic and impulsive nature to throw himself heart and soul into every enterprise he undertook, and this quality gave brilliancy and success to his efforts, while it gained the hearts of those whose cause he advocated.
Resolved, That his administration of an office in which temptation too often leads the tempted to their downfall, deserves to be distinguished as a bright example of integrity. The uncorrupted dead dared to be poor, and preferred an honorable poverty to wealth obtained at the expense of self respect and the sacrifice of integrity. We would that this testimony were less significant. We would that all could be spoken of in this behalf as we may speak of the departed. But regarding the great evils of the times, we deem this testimony due alike to the claims of the dead and the interest of the living.
Resolved, That as professional colleagues and personal friends of his, we hereby testify to the truthfullness and nobleness of his charactor, to his industry and faithfulness a lawyer and public prosecutor, and to the confidence and respect with which he was regarded.
Resolved, That disappearing from the earth at the moment of his prime, we feel that no adequate consolation could be offered to those who loved him best, but in in mitigation of their sorrow we respectfully offer our tribute to his useful and honorable career. Upon the sacred precincts of domestic grief, we will only intrude to offer to his bereaved and sorely stricken family the homage of our most respectful and sincere sympathy, and leave them to seek that consolation which cometh only from Him who doeth all things well.
Resolved, That these proceedings be presented to the District Court of this county for record in its journal, and the Secretary of this meeting is instructed to transmit a copy to the family of the deceased for burial; and the Bar will attend the funeral.

Committee - W. L. SIMONS

The funeral exercise were conducted at the family residence at 10 o'clock Saturday morning connected by Rev. R. P. Hammos, Pastor of the first M. E. church, Oswego, Kansas. His closing remarks were as follows. Mr. Cory met death with the same bravery and courage, as he did his enemies upon the battlefield, in the defense of our country; though bruised and wounded there; yet he conquered; and though bruised and wounded by his last enemy, he met him and conquered.

Going into his room the day before he died; he reached out his hand and said, it is all over: (he had just finished arranging his business affairs), In reply to a question I asked concerning his hope for the future, he replied that too is settled; it is all right; I have made bobbles, but my intentions were good; My trust is in the Lord, there is none other for me to trust. I only regret in leaving my family; tell the children, (meaning those who were away at school) had I known the end was so near I would have sent for them sooner; Tell them when they come, to be good, honest and truthful, and to acquire an education, tell them good by, for me; Calling his two little boy's who were at home, to his bed side, he said to them, "Kiss papa good by"; Saying to them stick close to your mother obey her and remember what the bible says, be good, honest, and become honest men if you should never have one dollar; his last words to them were "remember these are my last words to you don't forget them"; He then calmly and peacefully passed into the spirit world. Mr. Cory was a man faithful in every trust, a devoted husband, a loving father; in him there beat a generous heart, always open to the needy; a man who had power to love the right and power to hate the wrong; he was an honest man! But he is gone; And may you Mrs. Cory, who have leaned upon his strong arm, sharing his joy's and sorrows, now lean upon the arm of the Christ, who knows how to sympathize with you; and may your dear children, ever be true to his memory; obeying his admonition, and keep the precepts of the Word of God. And to you, sorrowful brothers, as you return to your homes in the East, carry with you the fact that the brother you loved, we loved, and his dust shall rest with us in peace.

After the funeral services the body was taken to Parsons and buried in Oak Hill Cemetery. Two coaches from Parsons, containing the G.A.R. post of that city and a number of citizens came down in the morning to attend the funeral. The bar of the county, a number of the G. A. R. of this place and many citizens accompanied the remains to Parsons on the noon train. The burial services were conducted by the G. A. R. It was probably as large a funeral as has ever been in the county, and everything was done showed the high respect in which Mr. Cory was held by all who knew him.

At our request Judge Stillwell, of Erie, who has been an intimate friend of Mr. Cory ever since he has been in the state, has prepared for us the following--

DIED--At Oswego, Kansas, June 14 1888, Thomas C. Cory, aged 49 years, 11 months and 9 days.

Mr. Cory was born in Crawford county, Ohio, July 5, 1838. His boyhood was spent upon the farm. Early in 1861 he entered the law school at Cleveland Ohio but the war came, and like thousands of other young men at that eventful period of our nation's history, he dropped his books and seized his musket. He enlisted in Co. I, of the 15th Ohio Infantry in 1861 and served continuously in the field until the 20th of July 1864. On that day, at the battle of Peach Tree Creek near Atlanta, Georgia he was severely wounded by a gun shot wound through the lungs, which disabled him from further active service. Shortly thereafter he was discharged, holding at that time the rank of first lieutenant.

Mr. Cory participated in the battles of Shiloh, Stone River, Chicamauga, Missionary Ridge, and the battles of the Atlanta campaign down to the time he received the wound which disabled him from further duty. He was wounded seven times during his term of service.

On being discharged from the army he entered a law school at Cincinnati, graduated and was admitted to the bar April 16, 1866. He located at Kirksville, Mo., and engaged in the practice of law, but the following year moved to Neosho county, Kansas, took a claim of public land near the Indian trading host of Canville, improved his claim and only practiced law when the opportunity was afforded. The first term of the district court for Neosho Co. was held in the fall of 1867, Hon. Wm Spriggs of Garnett Kan. being district judge. Judge Spriggs appointed Mr. Cory, county att'y, at the ensuing November election he was elected to the office by the people but failed to qualify. In the spring of 1868, Mr. Cory moved to Osage Mission, and in November of that year was elected county attorney and served as such for two years. In 1871 he moved to parsons, and continued the practice of his profession. In 1886 he was elected County Attorney of Labette county, which office ho was holding at the time of his death.

He was married August 9, 1868, to Miss Hariet Comstock. He leaves to mourn his loss a family consisting of his bereft wife and 4 children.

Mr Cory was a man of marked and singular truthfulness, integrity, and purity of life and character. Once convinced that a given course was right, he followed it with undeviating certainty, regardless of consequences to himself. He was true and faithful to his friends, and hypocrisy and double dealing were strangers to his character. He was an honest and able lawyer, an upright and conscientious officer, an affectionate husband and a kind and devoted father The direct cause of his death was the wound he received at Peach Tree creek on July 20, '64. The bullet that ploughed through his lungs left its fatal and insiduous effects behind,--an abscess finally formed in the path the ball had torn, which burst and his life followed. He is as truly a martyr to the cause of the Union as if he had been shot on the field of battle. and laid away in the  * * * (article stops here)


CRANE--Linda Theresa Crane was born in Iberia, Morrow County O., Nov. 5, 1869, and died at the home of her parents in Attica, O., June 29, 1894, at the age of 24 years 7 months and 24 days.
She united with the M. P. church of this place, August 25, 1889. For years she had battled against her recognized enemy, consumption. For the seven months preceding her death she was confined to her home most of the time hoping against hope; though for the last four weeks of life, she realized that her days were numbered.
Sister Linda was one of those young women who exercised an unswerving devotion to the noblest christian principles. A great favorite in the community, she was loved and respected as few are.
No pastor could bear that she would in anyway lower the standard of the cause of Christ which she had so earnestly espoused.
Until her last illness she was a faithful attendant at the Sunday school and all the church services. She was especially valued and loved as a member of the C. E. society, and is the first of that noble band to claim the ultimate reward of true Christian Endeavor. Though departed she still lives in memory as an example to young and old of christian patience and faith.
To pastor and friends she gave repeated and unhesitating testimony to her complete confidence in Christ, and of her willingness and earnest desire to go and be at "rest."
She leaves a christian father and mother who deeply, yet resignedly mourn her loss. Her only sister died some six years since.
The respect in which she was held was indicated by the large attendance at the funeral, the church being crowded to its utmost capacity. A very appropriate and beautiful feature of the service was the attendance of the 30 members of the Y.P.S.C.E. in a body and acting as a guard of honor.
The funeral services occured July 1 from the M. P. church, conducted by the pastor, assisted by Rev. J. R. Hall of the Baptist church. Text, Heb. IV, 9., "There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God."


In Memoriam.

A loving tribute offered by the Attica High School Alumni Society, in memory of our lamented school-mate, Miss Linda Crane.
For the third time in the history of our society, we are called upon to mourn the loss of one of our most valued members.
Our hearts are filled with sadness but we are assured that our loss is her gain, and that we can with profit emulate her example, knowing that her life and character were possessed of all the attributes of christian womanhood. Therefore be it
Resolved. That, in the death of Linda Crane the Attica Alumni has lost an esteemed and faithful member, whose interest in our society was ever manifest by her cheering words and loyal devotion.
Resolved, That, we extend our tenderest sympathy to the bereft parents and relatives and commend them to the Father of mercies who hath said, "I will never leave nor forsake thee."
Resolved. That, this testimonial of our sympathy and sorrow be placed on a memorial page of the record book and a copy presented to the family of our beloved schoolmate.



At the home of her parents on East High street

FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 1894

At 3:45 A. M.

Linda Theresa Crane

Aged 24 Years, 7 Months and 24 Days.

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Funeral services will be held at M P. Church Sunday, at 11 o'clock, A. M., Rev. E. W. Bradley, pastor, officiating.


I know that thou art gone home
To the land of rest,
Where all is peace and quietness
To dwell with the Spirit Blest.

She has suffered, O ! our Father,
How much, Thou alone can tell
But methinks I hear a whisper,
Now she rests and all is well.

We'll miss her, our dear one,
We'll miss her in our home
For she dwelleth now in heaven
Never more from there to roam.

Our hearts ward sad and heavy
As we laid her down to rest,
But the gates were left ajar
That she might enter over there.

But we know that we'll meet her
When our days on earth are past
And in heaven with joy we greet her
At our Savior's feet at last.



Life of John Dallas.

John Dallas was born June 20, 1838, near Waynesburg, Crawford county. He was a son of Casper and Catherine Quering Dallas, who were early settlers of Crawford county having emigrated from France in the year 1833. Casper died in September, 1864, his wife February 13, 1855.
John Dallas was married September 28, 1860, to Nancy Dickson, daughter of James and Nancy Morrow Dickson and they were the parents of eight children, four girls and four boys; four of the children are living as follows: Anna and James, of Edgerton, Kansas; Jennie and Lena.
For six years and a half after their marriage they lived on the James Dickson farm and then moved to the farm now owned by G. Fackler in Liberty township, where they remained four years; then returned to the Dickson homestead and remained there one year. In 1872 they purchased 52 acres of land east of West Liberty, that was owned by Samuel Tarr, where they resided until the spring of 1887, when they removed to Tiro.
John Dallas was a skillful veterinary surgeon and followed this business for over twenty-five years, principally in Crawford and Richland counties, but he was frequently called to Seneca, Huron, and even Ashland counties. For the past ten years of his life he had afflicted with rheumatism.

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Margaret DeRoche, nee Beaver, was born June 25, 1835, at Mechanicsburg, Cumberland county, Pa. Her father, Peter Beaver, was a native of Wurtemberg, Germany. Her mother, Catherine Beaver, nee Lentz, was from Alsace, Germany. At Canton, Ohio, where her step-father Caspar Miller(?), had moved with the family, Margaret was married with John David DeRoche, of Chatfield(?) township, Crawford county, Ohio, on Jan. 2(?) 1855, Rev. J.J. Fast officiating.

The DeRoches lived on their farm west of here until about seven years ago w......y(?) purchased and proved to th.....ty(?) on Center street. Eight ch......ang(?) from this union; two of th........oth(?) at the age of 14 months prece......heir(?) mother to eternity.

Nearly .....(?) years the deceased has been ailing, (t?)he last nine weeks, she was bedfast. Bright's disease was the cause of her death which occurred Thursday, March 9, at 20 minutes of 10 o'clock in the evening. Mrs. DeRoche reached the age of 63 yrs., 8 mos. and 12 das and leaves to mourn her death, her husband, 5 sons, 1 daughter, 9 grand-children, 7 half-brothers, 4 half sisters and a host of friends. Baptized in her infancy by the Lutheran Pastor, of Mechanicsburg, Pa., Rev. Schnerr, and confirmed to the Ev. Lutheran Jerusalem's church at Canton, O., by Rev. Fa t.(?) She was a true and excellent member of the Lutheran church, particularly of St. John's congregation.

She was a true and excellent wife and mother, performing her duties with cheer and faithfulness. She bore her afflictions with Christian resignation, often seeking and finding counsel and strength in the Word of Life, also enjoying the holy communion as a special comfort in view of the last journey.

Funeral services, conducted by Pastor D. Ph. Ebert, took place in the Lutheran church on Sunday forenoon March 12, a large concourse of people attending. Interment preceeded the services in St. John's cemetery.

Among those from afar who attended the funeral of Mrs. DeRoche, were Henry and David Miller, Mrs. John Oliver(?), George A. DeRoche and? family ......(?) Canton, Ohio; Jacob (?) Miller(?), Jessie, .......(?) Myrtle and .......(?) Mil.......(?) Webster Miller of Tiro(?); Geo. R......kle(?) and wife, of Caledonia; Miss Emily DeRoche and Thomas Millard and and wife of Sulphur Springs; Wm. DeRoche and wife of Marion; J. E. DeRoche and family and Belle Myers of Carrothers; Charles, Kleis and family, of Duenquat, O.


Mrs. Maria Dickson, who has been an invalid for several years, died at her home on North Main street, Tuesday evening, February 21, 1899, of dropsy,aged 80 years, 6 months and 3 days. The funeral was held at the late residence, Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Caldwell, with burial in the Dickson cemetery.

Maria Testican was born in this state, August 19, 1818, and was united in marriage to Wm. Dickson, February 13, 1838, who preceded her several years, to the glory world. During all her years of illness she has borne her trials with christian patience and by her cheerful advice and example has been a great comfort to her many friends and relatives, who will now mourn her loss.

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Mrs. Maria Dickson, who has been an invalid for several years, died at her home on north Main street Tuesday evening, February 21st of dropsy, aged 80 years, 6 months and 3 days. The funeral was held at the late residence, Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Caldwell, with burial in the Dixson cemetery. Maria Testican was born in this state, August 19th, 1818, and was united in marriage to William Dickson, Feb. 13th, 1838, who preceded her several years to the other world. During all her years of illness she has borne her trials with christian patience and by her cheerful advice and example has been a great comfort to her many friends and relatives who now mourn their untimely loss.


An Interesting Wedding at New Washington Last Week.

Last Thursday evening At 4:30 o'clock at the Lutheran parsonage at New Washington, by Rev. D. Ph Ebert, A. F. Donnenwirth and Miss Emma Siefert, were united in holy wedlock. The former's sister, Miss Mayme Donnenwirth, and the latter's brother, F. M. Siefert, who acted as bridesmaid and groomsman respectively, were the only persons present. After the ceremony the happy couple went to the home of the bride on West Mansfield street and together with a few of the immediate relatives partook of a pleasant and bountiful dinner, prepared by the mother of the bride, after which Mr. and Mrs. Donnenwirth, accompanied by Miss Mayme Donnenwirth took the south bound train, from Chatfield, for Waldo, where the groom has been engaged as station Agent for the C.S.& H. railroad the past summer, and where they expect to make their future home.
The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. Siefert of New Washington, and has been a member of the Lutheran choir for the past eight years. In her, that body loses a valuable member as well as a close companion. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Donnenwirth, and has been engaged in the work of telegraphy for the past four or five years, occupying a post at Burgoon, for about two years, after which he went to Waldo, for the purpose of filling a similar position, last spring. May the young couple live a long and happy life together, and success crown all their efforts.

The Angel of Death Summons the Spirit of Charles Donnenwirth

The shadows of the weird valley are cleared away, the surging waters of the dark river are safely crossed, and the spirit of Charles Donnenwirth is at rest. The brave struggle against the insidious attacks of disease and suffering ended last Saturday morning at 8:30 o'clock, and he sleeps the eternal sleep. Wife and friends were with him as he awaited the last great change, and quietly and peacefully he responded to the summons "like one who wraps the drapery of his couch about him, and lies down to pleasant dreams."
The funeral was held from the late residence of the deceased, No. 847 East Mansfield street, at ten o'clock Monday forenoon, and in accordance with his wish was in charge of the Masons, and the remains were committed to their kindred dust in the hallowed shades of Oakwood cemetery.
Charles Donnenwirth was the fifth son of George and Sophia Donnenwirth, and was born at New Washington on September 20, 1841, being aged at the time of his death 55 years, 2 months and 29 days. His youthful education was secured in the schools of that village. In 1856, when his father, as county treasurer, removed to Bucyrus, he came with the family, and was for a time a pupil in the public schools of this city.
Upon leaving school he entered the shop of J. G. Birk and learned the trade of harness making and saddlery. After completing his apprenticeship he worked at his trade for Mr. Birk and also in the Hufnagle shop. Later he engaged in the saloon and restaurant business, in which he continued for many years. In 1886 Mr. Donnenwirth was elected councilman, and served until he declined a re-election. He was the first president of the council after Bucyrus became a city. He was a careful, judicious and efficient member of that body, and it was during his service that our most valuable public improvements were made. In the spring of 1894 Mr. Donnenwirth was elected mayor of the city, an office which his father had filled with honor for two terms about a quarter of a century before. In this office he made a clean and honorable record, retiring last April with the respect and esteem of the entire community. The strict integrity and scrupulous honesty which characterized his every act, whether personal or official, was well illustrated upon his retirement from office. An item was introduced in the pay ordinance to renumerate him for about two weeks of extra service. When it was read Mr. Donnenwirth, who was present, arose and stated that he was elected for a definite term at a specified salary. He thought he was not lawfully entitled to further pay, and he would not accept it.
When Mr. Donnenwirth was a boy of about sixteen years he suffered a prolonged illness, being afflicted with a white swelling on his left leg. He finally recovered, but never entirely overcame the effects of that attack. Of late years the limb has troubled him more and more, and was probably the cause of the visible decline in health from which he has suffered the past year. During his recent illness abscesses appeared upon that leg, and last Sunday the thigh bone broke under his weight as he was being assisted between his bed and invalid chair. That was the beginning, of the end, and his decline was rapid until death relieved his suffering. Mr. Donnenwirth was well known by everybody in the community, and was universally esteemed. His sturdy manhood, uprightness, and good business sense made him a valuable citizen, as well as a good neighbor and loving husband. His wide influence was the result of personal worth. He was a warm friend, and faithful to every obligation.
He was a member of Trinity Lodge, F. & A. M., of Bucyrus chapter, R. A. M., and was also an Elk and a member of the Deutche Gesellshaft. He was a member also of the German Lutheran church. The orders to which he belonged, the city officials, police force and council attended the funeral in a body. A good man has been called from among us. May we cherish his memory and emulate his virtues.


Charles Adam Donnenwirth died at his home in New Washington at two o'clock Friday morning. Though he had been in feeble health for a number of years he kept about until near the end, his final illness being only a week in duration. His age was 34 years, 11 months and 12 days. The funeral was held at New Washington, from the residence Sunday afternoon at one o'clock, Rev. D. Ph. Ebert conducting services. Interment in the Union cemetery at that place.

Charles A. Donnenwirth was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Donnenwirth, who reside on a farm south of New Washington. His entire life was passed in New Washington and Bucyrus. He was married a number of years ago to Miss Katie Volk, of this city, who, with one child about four years of age, survives him. Mr. Donnenwirth's ill health dates from about eight years ago, when he suffered a severe attack of pleurisy. While a resident of Bucyrus, his condition was several times, very critical, and he was compelled to submit to a surgical operation. His nerve and iron will were demonstrated at that time. He assisted in the preparations, placed himself upon the table, and bore the operation without flinching, refusing to take an anaesthetic.

While in business in this city Charlie made many warm friends, all of whom of remember him with kindly regard, and will regret to learn of his death. He was open and fair in all his dealings, and endured the sufferings of years without a murmur. His memory will be treasured by many relatives and friends through all the years until they join him on the farther shore.


Charles Alfred Donnenwirth died from a complication of disease., Dec. 16, 1898, and was buried Sunday, Dec. 18,large concourse oŁ people attending. Deceased was the son of Adam and Elizabeth Donnenwirth who reside 2 miles southeast of this place.

He was born Jan. 4, 1864, was christened Jan, 31, 1864, and confirmed in May, 1878 in the Lutheran church. Mr. Donnenwirth followed different pursuits of labor while at Bucyrus, where he stayed for about 13 years in all 'til he moved to New Washington. Eight years ago he took plural pneumonia and since that time has been ailing.

On Aug. 1, 1894 he was united in marriage with Miss Katie Volk of Bucyrus, who survives, together with their little son, Harold, their adopted son, Raymond Volk, his parents, one sister and six brothers. Deceased reached the age of 34 yrs, 11 mos. and 12 das.


Little Florence Donnenwirth died at the home of her parents, on West Galen street, at 4 o'clock Wednesday of diphtheric croup. She was an uncommonly bright child for her age and her childish prattle and winning ways had made her friends with all who met her. Had she lived until August 23d she would have been five years old, but she was called away in the first blosom of life when her every word and action endeared her to parents and friends. The parents, Lewis C. and Ellen G., have the sympathy of the entire community in this, their fourth loss, by the hand of death.
The funeral will take place from the residence on West Galen street at 10 o'clock, this forenoon. Interment at Oakwood cemetery after which there will be regular funeral services at the German Lutheran church, Rev. R. Graetz officiating.

Celebrated by Mr. and Mrs. JOHN DONNENWIRTH.

Thursday, February 15, was the thirtieth wedding anniversary of John Donnenwirth and wife, and the important event was made the happy occasion for the celebration of the day that marked thirty years of wedded life. The details of the celebration were very carefully arranged. One hundred invitations were sent to relatives and friends, who, in nearly all cases were present, those not being able were content with sending regrets.

About seventy-five guests responded to the invitations and were received by Mr. and Mrs. Donnenwirth at their hospitable home on corner of Main and Kibler streets. Congratuwere hearty and gracefully received by the host and hostess. Surrounded by their children, friends and their descendants, the occasion was a joyful one to all and the day's enjoyment ended all too soon.

A bountiful dinner was served at the noon hour. After dinner the guests were entertained by musical productions, etc. Mr. and Mrs. Donnenwirth were generously remembered by their friends with a large list of beautiful and costly presents.

The guests from a distance were, A. F. Donnenwirth, wife and son, Oliver of Waldo Ohio; C F Donnenwirth, wife and daughter, Mae of Cleveland, Ohio; P. F. Samsel, wife and daughter, Pearl, A. F. Samsel and Miss Mary Maurer, of Bloomville; Mrs. Catherine Donnenwirth and daughter, Bertha, Mrs. C. A. Donnenwirth and son, Harold and Mrs. L. H. Hetrick, of Bucyrus. About 50 guests from this place were also present.

Mr. and Mrs. Donnenwirth can look back over 30 years of happiness. They have been blessed with health and have raised a family of children, who are respected and honored.

John Donnenwirth is a son of Geo. and Sophia Donnenwirth, is a native of New Washington, and was born on January 14, 1848. His father having been elected county treasurer, he and his family moved to Bucyrus in 1856, John being 8 years of age. This afforded a grand opportunity for John's schooling as the advantages of a school in a city far excel those in the country, and the result was that he acquired a good practical business education. In 1863 he began to work at the tinner trade at Columbus where he remained for 1 1/2 years, after which he went to Delaware completing his trade at that place in a year. He followed his trade at Millersburg and Bucyrus staying a year at each place. In 1868 he engaged his service to the Bucyrus brewery running a delivery wagon.

The next year he followed his trade at New Washington where he was united in marriage to Miss Malinda Hosler by Rev. H. F. Belser, of the Lutheran church on February 15, 1870. This union resulted in the birth of nine children--Leonora E. (dead), Arthur F., Gertrude C. (dead), Clarence Frederic, Mamie Sophia, Millie May, George Merle and Adam Earl (twins), and Edith M. Mr. Donnenwirth was engaged in running a tin shop at this place.

In 1884 he was nominated postmaster at this place serving two terms in that capacity. He has served the people of this place as councilman for two terms and was the first chief of the fire department of this place. He also served the people of this township as clerk and at the present time is Justice of the Peace and proprietor of the Washington House.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Donnenwirth are members of the Lutheran church and have always found their greatest enjoyment in doing good. They have the wish of all that they may be spared for many years to come.

The Spirit of William Donnenwirth Passes to the Great Unknown.

After weeks of suffering and a most heroic struggle against the inevitable, William Donnenwirth ceased to breathe at ten minutes after five o'clock Sunday morning. For ten days prior to his death he had been lying in a semi-comatose condition, only arousing from his lethargy at rare intervals to take a little nourishment and give a glance of recognition to those around him, and immediately relapsing into unconsciousness. His age was 57 years, 11 months and 5 days. The funeral took place Tuesday morning at ten o'clock from his late home, No. 610 East Mansfield street. The remains were taken to the German Lutheran church of Good Hope, where sermons in both German and English were preached by Rev. Koepplin, of Sulphur Springs, and the remains were then laid in their final home in Oakwood cemetery.
William Donnenwirth was born in New Washington on January 1, 1839. He was the fourth son of George and Sophia Donnenwirth. His youth was spent behind the counter, as a clerk in the dry goods store of J. A. Sheetz, and also for L. Converse. When about twenty years of age he began learning the blacksmith trade with Jeff Norton, and afterwards worked for the Howald Carriage Company and the Bucyrus Machine Works. In 1871 he formed partnership in the blacksmithing business with J. Seifert, and later with his brother, L. C. Donnenwirth. He continued to work at the trade until the spring of 1877, when he moved to his farm three miles east of Bucyrus, where he resided for nineteen years. Last spring he moved back to the city. In August last he was struck in the eye by a nail, and his health has been gradually declining ever since. On October 1 he was compelled to take his bed, suffering from bronchitis and a complication of other diseases which resulted in his death.
Mr. Donnenwirth was married September 7, 1865, to Catherine Assenheimer. Eight children were born to them, one son dying in 1875 at the age of two years. The widow is left with three sons and four daughters to mourn his untimely death. He was all his life a member of the German Lutheran church. He was well known throughout the county, and his high character and kindly disposition commanded the friendship and the respect of all. In his family relations he was a model of the affectionate and judicious husband and father. To his family his death is an irreparable loss, and the blow will be keenly felt not only by those united to him by ties of blood, but by a circle of friends whose extent is only bounded by the limits of his acquaintance.



Elizabeth Eller was born February 19, 1800, died March 20, 1889 age 89 years, 1 month and 1 day.
The subject of the above notice was born in Bedford county, Pa., and moved to Richland county when quite young. In 1828 she was married to John Eller, and from their marriage four children were born, three of whom preceeded her to the heavenly land. Her husband died July 23, 1843, leaving her a widow almost a life time. Granny, as she was called by everybody, lived a consistent christian from early life, in all about 65 years. She moved from Richland county to Crawford in 1846 lived there until ten years ago, when she moved with us to Wood county, where she resided until the Lord saw fit in his providence to remove her from this earth to her heavenly home, for which she had been praying for the last ten years. While we feel the loss greatly, our loss is her eternal gain.
About ten minutes before her death I asked her whether her struggles will soon end? and she said: I hope so. I asked her whether she was ready, and she said indeed I am ready to go. I will say with a hundred or more of friends in Crawford and Richland counties that she had no enemies on earth. She was always a mother and friend to everybody, had a kind word for everyone. We can say with the poet, "She is not dead but gone to sleep to awake in yonder world."
This is the last of the Johns family. Her sister, Aunt Morey Steves mother of Henry Eller, died a few years ago near Tiro, Ohio. David Johns, her only brother then living, died on the 4th of July 1888, aged about 85 years. The two last named lived to a ripe old age--more than four score years. They have gone to rest front their 1abor and their works do follow them. Blessed are they who die in the Lord that they may have a right to the Tree of Life and may enter through the gates into the city.



Henry Engeman, Sr., formerly a resident of this place, died at Chicago, Ill., last week and was buried last Sunday.


John B. Eynon, of Youngstown, and Miss Irene, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Burchard, were married at the residence, of the bride's parents, 233 Davis St., Findlay, Ohio, on Wednesday, May 10, 1892. Miss Burchard is well known at this place having formerly been a pupil of our schools.



Arthur, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Fisher, who reside 1 1/2 miles east of this place. died from stomach and bowel trouble on Sunday. Jan. 22, 1899, at 3 p. m. The child was born Sept. 8, 1898 and hence reached the age of 4 1/2 months. There remains to mourn his early departure his parents, grand parents and many other relatives and friends. Funeral service took place at the house of the mourning family on Tuesday, at 9 a. m., interment following in Union cemetery. Rev. D. Ph. Ebert officiated.


Death has again entered our midst and taken from our number in the person of Mary Fisher one who was just entering in full vigor the sphere of womanhood. Death is sad to us at all times but especialy so when it takes from our homes those who are just reaching the age of promise and usefulness. Miss Fisher died with that dreaded disease, diptheria, at the age of seventeen years five months and ten days. Funeral services were held at the M. E. church Sunday forenoon and her remains were interred in the cemetery south of town. The bereaved family has the sympathy of all.


Mary (Kinkler) Fissel was born at Aesal Tum, Germany, near the Rhine, March 9,1811; died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Barbara Kimerline, in New Washington, Dec. 18, 1894; aged 83 yrs., 9 mos., 9 das. Deceased came to America, accompanied by her brother and sister, in 1836, locating temporarily in Richland county, afterwards in Ashland, and subsequently in Chatfield township, this county. In 1837 she was united in marriage to John Fissel, to which union were born 6 children, two of whom died in childhood; Mary Ann Riedel of Bloomville, died in 1882 in her 32nd year; John Fissel died in 1891 in his 38th year at Wooster; Mrs. Jane Ulrich, of Upper Sandusky, and Mrs. Barbara Kimerline, of this place, yet survive. There are thirty-one grand children and twelve great grand children. In 1847 the deceased suffered the double affiction of the loss of her husband and oldest son. For the last 22 years she has lived with her children at their various homes, during the greater portion of that time however, she resided at this place. Death resulted from old age rather than any particular disease. Deceased however was a sufferer of rheumatic trouble for a number of years. Deceased was baptized in infancy and was confirmed a member of the German Reformed church at the age of fourteen and was a consistent member of that church at the time of her death. She was a very agreeable old lady and had a large circle of acquaintances among the elderly people of this vicinity. Funeral services were held from the Reformed church at Chatfield yesterday morning, conducted by Rev. Geo. A. Dreibelbies, a large concourse of people, being present to pay a parting tribute to the remains.


Jessie Flohr was born in Wyandot Co O., Nov. 29, 1880,- and died at New Washington, July 10, 1898, aged 17 yrs., 7 mos. and 11 das.

Before she had reached the age of six years her parents died, leaving her to the care of her aged grandparents in Liberty township, from which place Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Flohr took her to their home, Dec. 27, 1886, and on 28th day of the following June, they adopted her into their family. She united with the M. E. church, at New Washington on March 24, 1895, from which time she has lived an earnest, consistent christian life. When death came it found her ready to enter upon the fuller life with the God she had served so faithfully.

Funeral services were held at the M. E. church last Tuesday conducted by Rev. J. W. Dowds, after which the remains were taken to the Union cemetery, six miles south of this place, for interment. These services were largely attended by sympathizing friends.


Death laid claim to another widely known citizen last Monday in the person of William C. Frazee, the furniture dealer and funeral director. He exhibited a remarkable tenacity of life, as his death seemed imminent many times for over a week previous to the hour of dissolution, which was Monday morning at six o'clock. It was seven weeks ago last night, on Tuesday evening, Dec. 6, when Mr. Frazee was attacked with paralysis at his store. He suffered a second stroke the following morning, when he took his bed never to rise again. During those seven weeks he gradually grew worse, and much of the time his condition was doubly sad because he had lost full use of his mind, and was not aware of his condition. He was cared for most tenderly, and all that medical skill could do was done, but all efforts were fruitless.

Death has removed one of the best known residents of Ashland. Owing to the business that he was engaged in, the people became well acquainted with him, and he was highly regarded over the county. He came to Ashland county in 1863 from Allegheny county, Maryland, where he was born Dec. 10, 1841, making his age 57 years, 1 month and 6 days on the date of his death. He spent over a year teaching school and working on a farm, and then moved to Ashland and engaged in business, first with John Rebman in the provision trade and then with Jos. Stofer in the same business. While in this last partnership he was elected county clerk and served two terms from 1870 to 1876. He got a good financial start by his official position, and embarked in the manufacture of bed springs with E. W. Wallack. Later they went into the furniture and undertaking business, and he continued so until his death, building up a very large trade. His patronage extended over adjoining counties, thus showing that he was trusted as a business man. He died leaving a fair competence as the result of good business methods. Besides being county clerk, Mr. Frazee was also councilman of Ashland two terms in the beginning of this decade. While he held that office he took much interest in improving Ashland, and the first street was paved with brick.

Mr. Frazee was a member of several lodges, the I.O.O.F., the Free Masons, and the Knights of Pythias. He became a Mason Feb. 1, 1869, and united with the Mansfield Commandry, Knights Templar, last September, and this order with others officiated at the funeral this afternoon at three o'clock. Rev. A. H. Smith, pastor of the church to which Mr. Frazee and family belonged conducted the services, assisted by Rev. D. B. Duncan and Rev. J. W. Cummings. The deceased was married on Dec. 24, 1864, to Nancy Swineford. His devoted wife and a sorrowing daughter, Carrie, survive the husband and father.


John Ledman, only son and child of Supt. and Mrs. H. H. Frazier, died Monday evening, Feb. 8, 1897, aged 11 months and 2 days. His illness resulted from contracting a very bad cold, which settled in various parts of the little sufferer's system, but principally affecting his lungs. The child appeared to be on a fair way to recovery, but took a turn for the worse last Monday evening, and it was but a few short hours until the grim reaper, Death, carried away this fair blossom from this,now sad kind sorrowful family. The child was an exceptionally bright one and already had won many friends. Funeral services were held from the M. E. Church, Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev, T. L. McConnell, a large and sympathetic congregation being present. The remains were afterwards interred in the Union cemetery.

Many and profuse were the floral memorials presented by friends. Out of respect to Supt. and Mrs. Frazier in their sad bereavement, the High school was closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. All the schools were closed on Wednesday. The main entrance to the school building was appropriately draped. The bereft parents have the sympathy of all.

May He "who doeth all things' well" comfort and sustain these sorrowing families in these their unspeakable losses.

HH Frazier

Superintendent H. H. FRAZIER


For the past two years, Mr. H. H. Frazier, Superintendent of the Schools at New Washington Ohio, has been pursuing work leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts. It was within the last term that Mr. Frazier completed all his work and passed his final examinations. The thesis was upon the subject: "The Ideal Self; with Some reference to Its Origin and Development." All the work was done, and examinations passed here at the University, Mr. Frazier coming on Saturday.

At its last sitting, the Board of Regents conferred upon Mr. Frazier the Degree of Bachelor of Arts, and ordered that he be registered as a member of the Class of 1900. It is with pleasure, therefore, that the Editor of the KILIKILIK finds himself able to present to his readers his newly acquired classmate.

Mr. Frazier is a native of Muskingum county, having been born in Zanesville, September 15, 1870. When Mr. Frazier was quite small, his parents moved to California, and the first two terms of his education were received in that state. His parents returned to Muskingum county when he was eight years old, and located on a farm near Zanesville, where he acquired the rudiments of an education in the district schools. He supplemented this with a three years course of study at Muskingum College, New Concord, dropping out in the winters to teach school. He then taught a year in the graded schools at Taylorville, after which he entered the Ohio Normal University, at Ada, being graduated in the classical course, with the Class of 1892.

On finishing at Ada, Mr. Frazier was elected principal of the high school at New Washington. This position he held for three years. When Prof. Kimerline resigned the position of Superintendent in 1895, Prof. Frazier was unanimously chosen for the place. In 1891, he took the state examination, receiving a common school life certificate. In June, 1895, he took the examination for the high school and is now the holder of a state high school certificate. Then, as stated, in January, 1900, the Board of Regents of Heidelberg University conferred upon him the degree of Bachelor of Arts, pro merito.


We are glad to present to our students a short biographical sketch of Prof. Harry H. Frazier, of New Washington, Ohio, who has been pursuing a course of study at Heidelberg, and who, in consequence, has been granted a diploma. Mr. Frazier will be enrolled with the class of 1900, and he has expressed his desire to become better acquainted with our students, and especially the members of the Senior Class, for which purpose he intends to visit the University at different times throughout the year. We have been informed that the Professor did exceptionally good work under our instructors, and I am certain the class of 1900 will feel honored to add him to its list of workers. We have the promise of a production from his pen, which will appear probably in our next issue.

(Later article)
Elected Principal of the Tiffin High School

Supt. H. H. Frazier was elected principal of the Tiffin High School last Friday evening. At a meeting of the board of education at this place Monday evening Supt. Frazier was released from his contract, having been hired for another year as the superintendent of our schools. The new position as principal of the Tiffin high school is a merited advance and carries with it a salary of $1,000 per year. There were 50 applications on file and nine ballots were required to determine the favorite.

H. H. Frazier is a native of Muskingum county. He required the rudiments of an education in the district schools. He supplemented this with a three years' course of study at Muskingum College, New Concord. He taught a year in the graded schools at Taylorville, after which he entered the Ohio Normal University at Ada, graduating in 1892. The same year he was elected principal of the high school at this place and on the resignation of Prof. Kimerline in 1895, Mr. Frazier was unanimously chosen for the place.

In 1894, he took the state examination, receiving a common school life certificate. In June, 1895, he took the examination for the high school and is now the holder of a state high school certificate. In January, 1900, the Board of Regents of Heidelberg University conferred upon him the degree of Bachelor of Arts, pro merito. Eight years of work in our public schools, five of these as superintendent, S(upt.) Frazier has made a good record. Under his careful supervision our schools have made wonderful progress and his untiring effort has elevated them to the front ranks of the schools in this section of the country. His departure from our schools will be keenly felt by scholars and people generally, but his departure from our community only means that success will follow him in this higher promotion--a promotion much deserved as will be seen in glancing over the rapid advance Supt. Frazier has made along educational lines.

The board of education of Tiffin, have made a choice selection and added a resident and family much esteemed in this community. We extend our congratulations and voicing the sentiment of the community in wishing him unbounded success.

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Wednesday, (..?..)nuary 30th at 9:30 a.m. the bell of the St. Bernard's Catholic church of New Washington, Ohio, rang out for the third time at which moment a carriage appeared before the entrance, bringing John C. Fries, of Norwalk, and Josaphina Amelia Wechter, of New Washington, the contracting parties, accompanied by John A. Wechter, the bride's brother, and Mathilda Fries, the groom's sister, as first waiters and Wm. Kramer, of Norwalk, and Elizabeth Wecther, the bride's sister, as second waiters.
As they entered the church and marched through the main aisle the St. Bernard's choir led by Sister Hyeson, filled the air with harmonious vocal music. They were followed by a large number of friends and relatives, and in a few minutes the church was filled with people. The ceremony began by Father Vogt with a High Mass and at 11 o'clock they were united by him into the holy hand of matrimony, as man and wife.
After all ceremonies and a sermon given by Father Vogt, they passed out through the large aisle and were met outside by a shower of congratulations. They now departed for the bride's home and were followed by at least one hundred invited guests, where a grand table with all the delicious eatables and refreshments was ready for them.
The presents received during the day were entirely too numerous to mention. The day was mostly silent with vocal and instrumental music and all kinds of social games at which every one took an active part. A social dance took place in the evening at which the young(?) folks enjoyed themselves. The music was furnished by the Cummins Orchestra, and at 12 o'clock they all departed for their homes.
Among those present from abroad were Jo. Rimley and son, of Peru; Mrs Conrad Fries, the grooms mother; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fries, Wm Framer, Isabella and Udietha Ruff, of Norwalk, and a number of others too numerous to mention. The groom is the third youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Fries, and is a popular and prosperous young man living on his farm, within 1 1/2 miles of Norwalk, O.
The bride is the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wechter, and is a very estimable young lady. Their address will be Norwalk, Ohio; where they will begin housekeeping at once on the farm named. May their life be a long one blessed with happiness and prosperity. (ONE PRESENT)


ALONZO W. GARNER, of New Washington, Killed by a Falling Tree.

Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock Alonzo W. Garner, of New Washinton, met with a fatal accident. In company with John Whitcum he was felling timber and cutting wood on the Hetrick farm, five miles southwest of New Washington, now occupied by Wentz Hiler. A tree they cut down lodged against another, and this they also felled. When they came down Mr. Garner ran the wrong way and the trees fell on him, pinning him to the ground and fracturing his skull at the base of the ear. It was a mile to the nearest house. Mr. Whitcum summoned help as soon as possible, but it was five o'clock before they got him to his home in New Washington. He lingered until eleven o'clock in the evening, and died without having regained consciousness.
The funeral will be held Sunday morning at eleven o'clock at the M. E. church in New Washington, Rev. J. W. Dowds conducting the services. Interment in the Union cemetery at New Washington.
Alonzo W. Garner was born at Sulphur Springs November 20, 1849, his age at death being 49 years, 1 month and 8 days. He was married December 23, 1873. Of eight children resulting from the marriage two have died, and six are left with their mother to mourn their father's death. Mr. Garner was an industrious man, a loving husband and father, and a useful citizen. His family have the sympathy of all in their affliction.


Gale Hamilton Garner died at the residence of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lon Garner, on Friday, July 5, 1889, aged 1 yr., 2 mos., 21 da. Little Gale has been a severe sufferer for months past and finally became a victim to his last enemy. Funeral services were held at the M. E. church on Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Kauffman. The interment took place at the Goodwill cemetery where a large concourse of sympathizing people followed the remains to their last resting place.


On Saturday last Mr. and Mrs. Lon Garner celebrated their Crystal Wedding. In response to invitations about 80 individuals in all assembled at their residence to assist in celebrating the pleasant event. Numerous presents were given to Mr. and Mrs. Garner with a wish that their future years may be many and full of joy, and happiness. After the presents had been formally presented the guests were invited to dinner at which the most aristocratic could have found no fault. Everything desirable to appease the appetite was furnished in abundance. The variety of delicious cakes was simply immense, and there simply remained a vast surplus to which the four charming misses, who so creditably acted in the capacity of waiters helped themselves (?) to their hearts content. Everybody present enjoyed the occasion and were pleased with the pleasant entertainment given them. The following are the presents together with the names of those who presented them:

Glass Syrup Cup and Fruit dish, Misses Fairy Scott, Ella Wagner and Kit Lantz; Set of Silver tablespoons, Mrs. Adaline Scott; Silver Caster, Grandpa Powers; Glass fruit dish, Bessy Garner; Breakfast Caster, Nellie Powers and Fannie Trego; Glass fruit dish Mrs. Calvin Garner; Silver pickle caster Calvin Garner; Silver pickel caster, Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Stevens; Pair of Vases, Mrs. J. J. Bear; Mustache cup and saucer, J. J. Bear; Black Cashmere dress, Grandma Powers Bible Stand, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Ailer; Glass fruit dish Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Lederer; Oil painting Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Baker and son; Water Set and a lot of tinware, Mother Garner; Toy Birds, Clara Garner; Breast Pin Cal. Runion; Elegant Hanging Lamp by the following named gentlemen and their wives: Dr. T. F. Keller, Dr. A. H. Hise, J.F. Kimmerline, F. A. Lumbar. Chas Vollmer, I. S. Rinehart, W. A. Rolley, Jno. Donnenwirth, Frank Tobin, Ab. McKean, Jno. Carson, Isaac Hosler, W. S. Guthrie, J. I. Smith, and Henry Beeker, Jr.

Lon Garner meets with a Fatal Accident while Falling Trees.

Last Wednesday afternoon while Lon Garner and John Whitcum were engaged in cutting timber on the Hettich farm about 5 miles southwest of this place, Mr. Garner was caught by two falling trees, receiving injuries which proved fatal.

After the accident Mr. Whitcum summoned aid and had the unfortunate victim brought to his home where medical aid was summoned. An examination revealed no broken bones but all ugly scalp wound near the base of the skull. He was in an unconscious state and never rallied, dying at 11:10 o'clock Wednesday night.

Funeral services will be held from the M, E. church next Sunday forenoon, with interment in Union cemetery.


Mrs. Mary Ernst Givler died Wednesday, August 7th, was buried Saturday August 10th; aged 67 years, 2 months and 5 days. She was born in Cumberland county, Pa., June 2, 1822; was married to Simon Givler in 1842. She leaves a husband and two daughters to mourn her departure. Rev. McLaughlin assisted by Rev. Anderson and Rev. Hasting conducted the funeral services.
Mrs. Sarah Johnson, from Indiana, and Mrs. Verda DuCombs, of Findlay, were at the bedside of their mother, Mrs. Givler during bet sickness and death.


Christians have a star of hope in the night of death. They can bid adieu to their loved ones, yea, they themselves can embark on that final voyage with cheerful hearts. The Lord Jesus is their salvation. It is this alone which affords consolation to such sad deaths like the one we are again called upon to chronicle.

Matilda Salome Gottfried, daughter of John Schwemley and wife Anna departed this life Tuesday Feb 7, 1888 at 3:30 a.m. She was born Oct. 29, 1863 in North Liberty, Chatfield township and was baptized shortly afterward by Rev H. F. Belser. In May, 1878, she was confirmed a member of the Ev. Lutheran St. John's church of this place, of which she was a faithful member to the hour of her death. March 3, 1887 she was married to William Gottfried, with whom she has since lived in the vicinity of Bucyrus. Jan. 27, 1888, just ten days before her death, a healthy child was born to them. Their joy, however, was of short duration. Typhoid fever set in and it soon became apparent that the young mother must depart and leave the training of her boy to other hands. She expressly desired and witnessed his baptism, taking great comfort in the knowledge that her little one was dedicated to the Lord.
Deceased reached the age of 24 yrs. 3 mo. and 8 da. She leaves a sorrow stricken husband, a motherless child bereaved parents, two brothers and six sisters, besides many mourning friends. They have the sympathy of all. The funeral took place from the Ev. Lutheran church, a large concourse of people following the remains to the cemetery. The undersigned preached the funeral sermon, based on Luke 10, 20-22. Before her death, Mrs Gottfried chose the following hymn from memory, which she desired the congregation to sing at her funeral:

Jesus! be our guide
As through life we glide;
Faithfully in our behavior
May we follow thee, dear Savior,
Lead us by the hand,
Through to Fatherland.

When the world is cold
Let us to Thee hold.
When the cup of sorrow draining,
May we do so uncomplaining
For through trials we
Find our way to Thee.
Order thou our ways,
Lord! through all our days;
Though our path be dark and cheerless
Jesus with us, we'll be fearless,
Open, when life's o'er,
Lord! to us thy door!



DIED--Feb. 16th 1888. At the residence of her daughter Mrs Solomon Beaver, Pierport, Cynthia A. Grant aged 75 years. She was born in Columbiana County, Ohio, Feb., 7. 1813. But had come to Mich., many years ago to make her home with her only child Mrs. Baveer, where she had lived a happy, useful life, beloved by all the family, and deeply do they mourn her loss.
Through some mysterious dispensation of Providence she never was permitted to enjoy the sweet music of earth, or hear the voices who loved her, and never had she been able to utter her wishes in words, yet it was surprising how quickly she could make herself understood.
Her busy cheerful life, can teach a valuable lesson to others who are permitted to enjoy these blessings. She had been feeble for some time but her last sickness was brief, and when the hour drew near and she knew she must go, very tenderly did she bid each one a long farewell, urging them to prepare to meet her in the upper and better world. So they mourn not as those without hope, for there her voice can join in angelic music, and the harmony be all the sweeter, never having heard such before. We extend to the bereaved family our heart felt sympathy and prayers. Perhaps these few lines may voice their sentiments.

O! That I could sing thy praises
In a song so grand and high
That it would resound and echo
Through the arch-ways of the sky,
That my virtues might re-echo
Through the corridors of time
Sound on earth and ring through heaven
With a grand harmonious chime.

Mother, that sweet word of magic
Thrills each fiber of my heart
Touches unseen chord of sadness
Makes the grateful tear-drop start.
Thou has been a loving mother
Ever tender true and mild
Ever mindful of the welfare.
And the comfort of thy child.

Of all finds which earth can offer
Who to me is half so dear
Who so patient thoughtful tender,
Who so steadfast or sincere,
Death can ne'er divide as mother.
Thou art only gone before
Only waiting there to meet us
On that bright eternal shore.

Mother, Angels pause and listen
With smiling lip and folded wings,
Hush their glad songs into silence
Till a sweet voice intervenes
And they hear that one word, mother,
Dearer far, then any other,
Spread their wings, and heaven rings
With that sweet name of Mother.



Barbara Guiss, daughter of John Hildebrand and his wife, Christine, nee Kurtz (or Kunz?), was born Nov. 2, 1818, at Hautersbach, district of Back'nang, Wuertemberg, Germany, and baptized Nov. 3, 1818 at Unterweissach. She was raised in the Lutheran faith. In 1830 her father and step-mother, nee Christine Rapp, with all the children immigrated to this country.
The family settled down in Slippery Rock, Pa. They moved after some years to Ohio and lived in Brokensword, Liberty township, near St. Paul's Lutheran church. Barbara was united in holy matrimony on Feb. 4, 1841 with Christ Guiss, of New Washington, with whom accordingly she lived 58 years. This union was blessed with nine children, five sons and four daughters, of whom one son, in the summer of last year, preceded his mother to eternity. Mrs. Guiss was a consistent member of St. John's Church. During her many trials she remained humble and patient. She possessed an industrious hand, a pious mind and a childlike simplicity of heart. Her death occurred from heart failure on Thursday evening, ten minutes after eight, Feb. 23. She reached the age of 80 yrs., 3 mos. and 21 das. There survive her, the aged widower, 8 children,, 14 grand children and 3 great grand-children.
The funeral services, conducted by Pastor D. Ph, Ebert, were held at the Lutheran church last Sunday, Feb. 26, with interment in Union cemetery, a large congregation attending.

Nappanee News:

Benjamin Guiss, who had his right leg, so badly crushed in the sawmill of Coppes Bros. & Zook, June 29th, died at noon on Sunday, July 24th, not so much perhaps, from the wound direct, but from troubles resulting from a bad stomach, with which he had been more or less afflicted for a number of years.

Deceased was a very popular mechanic in Nappanee, and a man with of numerous friends. He was born in New Washington, Ohio, Sept. 21st, 1848. He came to Nappanee in April, 1884, and had ever since held the responsible position of head sawyer at the mill named, up to the time of receiving his injury while drawing a log further into the mill, as described in these columns at the time.

Besides a wife and a widowed daughter, Mrs. Callie Flickinger, he leaves parents and a number of brothers and sisters to mourn their loss. They are: Mr. and Mrs. Christian Guiss, aged 77 and 80 years respectively; brothers Daniel and John, of New Washington, O., and Emanuel and Adam, of Nappanee; and sisters Mrs. Ben Pratt, Mrs Thos. Hosler, and Miss Matilda, Guiss, also of Nappanee, and Mrs. L. C. Donnenwirth, of Caledonia, O. The age of the eldest is 56 years and the youngest 39 years. Aside from these above mentioned there were present at the funeral from abroad the following relatives: Mrs. Jacob Michelfelder, John Utz, George Kline, and a son of Daniel Guiss, all of New Washington, O., and Mr. and Mrs. John Lederer, of Toledo.

The funeral was held at the house on East Market street yesterday afternoon, and was preached by Rev. Hall, a Lutheran pastor at Syracuse. The remains were interred at the South West cemetery under the direction of N. A. Lehman.


Catharine Guiss departed this life on the evening of Friday, May 22, 1896, of old age. She was the last member of her family, her parents being John and Catharine Rapp. The deceased was born on the 24th of March, 1819, and has, therefore, reached the ripe age of 77 yrs., 1 mo. and 28 das. In early youth the deceased grew up in surroundings which yet awaited the cultivating hand of the husbandman. School and church were in the first stage of development. Ever and anon a Lutheran missionary would come to see the old Lutheran settlers in Columbiana county to perform official functions and give them a service. The Rapp family, then living in Beaver township of said county, gladly received these missionaries in its log dwelling and upon one such occasion in the year 1825, their daughter, Catherine, was dedicated to the Lord in Holy baptism. It is to be ascribed to those same circumstances of the primitiveness of church affairs that her confirmation did not take place until.after she was married. She married Abraham Guiss on November 25, 1838, and was confirmed with her husband by the Rev. John Krauss, a Lutheran missionary, on the 23rd of April, 1842. Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Guiss lived 43 years on their farm west of this place. After the death of her husband on the 17th of February, 1882, by his request, Mrs: Guiss lived in her comfortable house in town, now occupied by Mrs. Sarah Smith. Three and a half years ago her children induced her to give up housekeeping and ever since grandmother has been the honored and well-cared for guest at the home of her daughter, Elizabeth, and her son-in-law, Jacob Sheetz. The names of all her children are as follows: John Guiss, married to Susan Fry, living on their farm, 3 miles west of this place; Wm. Guiss, married to Rowena Fry, who together with their child, died in a year's time; Matilda Guiss, died in the bloom of womanhood; Anna Elizabeth, married to Jacob Sheetz, residing on Main street; Eva Catherine, died in youth. Thus one son and one daughter mourn her loss, besides there remain nine grandchildren and three great grand-children, also one aged brother-in-law, Christian Guiss, of this place. The deceased was well known to many as being a true, ever cheerful humble and believing christian lady. The things she liked best were her church and prayer book. Her often repeated sigh was, "As the Lord wills". The remains were interred in the Lutheran cemetery last Monday morning a large concourse of people following the remains to their last resting place. Funeral services were held in the Lutheran church afterwards conducted by Rev. D. Ph. Ebert. Among those present at the funeral from abroad were: Mrs. Susan Baublitz and two daughters and Miss Ida Armstrong, of Wyandot county; Mrs. Louis Rinehart, of Cleveland; M. O. Guiss, Toledo; Miss Ethie Guiss, Castalia, Ohio.


Mrs. Christ Guiss, of New Washington, died at her home in that village, Thursday night, February 23, aged 80 years, 3 months and 21 days. The funeral was held Sunday at 9:30 a. m. from the German Lutheran church, Rev. D. Ph. Ebert conducting services. She leaves a husband and several grown children, among them Mrs. L. C. Donnenwirth, of Caledonia, formerly of Bucyrus. She was well known here and many will learn of her death with regret.

J. H. GUISS, a Cranberry Township Farmer
Financial Embarrassment the Cause of the Rash Act--Still Living but Cannot Recover.

Yesterday afternoon THE FORUM received a message from New Washington, announcing that Jacob H Guiss, a prominent farmer and stockbuyer residing a mile and a half southwest of that place, had shot himself with suicidal intent, and that though still living he could not recover.

The rash act is said to be due to financial trouble. Mr. Guiss was in New Washington yesterday afternoon, and about four o'clock was left alone in the rear room of the jewelry store. A few moments later the shot was heard, and on entering the room he was found fatally wounded by his own hand. The weapon used was a revolver. Physicians were promptly summoned and did all in their power, but it was evident that the wound was fatal.

Mr. Guiss has been successful as a farmer and stockbuyer, but has lately been embarrassed as a result of depressed business conditions. His wife died many years ago, but two sons and a daughter are still living. He is upwards of fifty years of age. No suspicion was entertained of his deadly purpose. The tragic event has produced great excitement in New Washington.


Jacob H. Guiss was born on February 22, 1847; died February 17, 1898, aged 50 yrs 11 mos. and 25 das. On September 26, 1867 he was united in marriage with Matilda Lederer, to which union three children were born, 2 sons and 1 daughter. He leaves, besides his children, his aged mother and 2 sisters to mourn his departure. His wife died about 19 years ago. Funeral services were held at deceased's late home, about one mile southwest of New Washington, last Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. W. Dowds, afterwhich the remains were interred is the Union cemetery. Mr. Guiss was one of our prominent stock dealers for nearly 30 years and will he greatly missed in this vicinity.


Mildred Lousie, daughter of J. M. Guiss and his wife Lousie, nee Sheetz, was born Jan. 10, 1897, in New Washington, Ohio. On the 20th day of the same month she was consecrated to the Lord in holy baptism.

She was a very delicate child, but gifted with many winning ways. She was rarely tender of feeling in her disposition and mentally in advance of her years. She was especially fond to talk about Jesus and heavenly things. Often she would commence: When I go to heaven,--in order to make some inquires concerning this beautiful home. It was thought that a different climate would be beneficial to her and when the family last fall journeyed to California to spend the winter season there, the little girl seemed to enjoy the change. Not long after the return, however, Mildred was troubled as before.

The last three weeks she was worse though not bedfast and a violent attack caused her end to come suddenly, Thursday morning at five o'clock, July 19. She reached the age of 3 years, 6 mos. and 9 days.

About twenty years ago a sister, several months old, Lilian May, preceded her into eternity. There survive, the parents, one sister and her grand-father, on her father's side. Funeral service at the Lutheran church and interment in Lutheran cemetery took place Saturday forenoon, Rev. Ebert officiating.

Card of Thanks.

We desire to express our heartfelt thanks to our neighbors and friends who so kindly assisted us during the sickness, death and burial of our daughter, Mildred.



Mrs Agatha Gullung the venerable mother of our fellow citizen, Ferdinand Steiert, died at the residence of her son on West Church street, at a little before 9 o'clock yesterday morning. Mrs. Gullung's home was at New Washington, Crawford county, but she came here about six weeks ago to visit her son and family, as had been her custom every summer since they lived here. She had been in ill health for some time past, as the result of an attack of the grip, but was taken suddenly and severely ill with liver trouble a week ago, which developed into jaundice, and her sufferings were most intense. Her son and family, aided by the best of medical skill and attention did all in their power for her benefit, but in vain, as her ailment baffled all efforts to cure or even to afford relief, and death, when it did come, came as a release from suffering. Deceased's maiden name was Agatha Will, and she was born in Alsace Lorraine, now a province of Germany, February 1, 1824. She came to this country in 1850, settling at Milan, Erie county, where she was married to Ferdinand Steiert. This union was blessed with four children. One died in infancy, but three survive to mourn a good mother's death. Ferdinand Steiert, jun. residing here, Mrs: Anthony Herman, living at New Washington, and Mrs. Tena Urschalitz at Findlay. Mr. Steiert, the husband and father, died in September 1859. In 1869 she was married to Peter Gullung, a prominent farmer of near New Washington, Crawford County, who departed this life about eight years ago. Mrs. Gullung was an excellent woman and had many friends. She was a great reader and was consequently a well-informed lady.
The funeral takes place tomorrow. Services will be conducted early tomorrow morning at St. Peter's Catholic church, after which the remains will be conveyed to Honey Creek graveyard three and a half miles east of New Washington, for interment.                                         Upper Sandusky Chief, July 30.

The remains of Mrs. Gullung arrived at this place last Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. and were taken to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Anthony Herman, which was, also, the deceased's home for the last six or seven years. Here an opportunity was given to all to view the remains, a very large number availing themselves thereof. After this the remains were taken to the Honey Creek Catholic church where brief funeral services were held, conducted by Rev. J. G. Vogt, a large concourse of people being assembled to pay a parting tribute of respect to the remains of one, who, during her long life, had maintained an upright and loving character and an affectionate disposition. The interment took place in the beautiful cemetery adjoining the church, where rest the remains of her departed husband.


DIED-At the residence of her parents in New Washington, Ohio on Wednesday October 10, 1888. Cora May Guthrie aged 17 yrs., 8 mo., 16 da of Tuber Culosis of the Lungs.
Deceased was born at Lakeford, Ohio, Jan. 24, 1871, and two years later moved with her parents to this place. Here in our midst then she lived out the allotted time of her life, and until some months ago, was the possessor of fairly good health. About six months ago disease began to prey upon her system, and she was obliged relinquish her school work, thinking, that by perfect rest, at home she might again recover her health; but it seems that the All-wise God had need of her in his kingdom; and all that human hands could do to arrest the disease, was of no avail. During the many months of her sickness, she was a patient and willing sufferer and fully realised that she would soon be called to her heavenly home. For this she earnestly wished, and devoutly prayed.
As a child in her home, Cora combined the traits of obedience and true devotion to her parents, sister, brothers to such a degree that they feel her loss to be a sore affliction indeed. As a pupil in school, her kind, careful and loving manner made her a favorite of all, while her studious ways, made her an ever ready and thorough member in all her classes. Here, again her loss will sadly be felt, and affectionately did her classmates show their love for her by placing upon her coffin several elegant wreaths, upon one of which was inscribed in the choicest of flowers the name, 'Cora.' As a member of the community, those who knew her best, can attest best to the Christian bearing of Cora, as a true lady and firm friend. Hence making her death a loss to all, but a gain to the hosts of heaven. Thus impressing upon us again the Bible Truth. That death loves a shining mark. The Public Schools as a body and a large circle of relatives and friends accompanied the remains to the where an impressive service was conducted by Rev. Kauffman and a tribute read by O. F. Laughbaum, the High School teacher, after which the corpse followed by many mourners, was conveyed to the Good Will Cemetery for burial, thereto rest peacefully until the Judgment Day. The Excelsior Literary Society of our Public Schools submit the following:

Whereas, In view of the loss we have sustained by the decease of our friend and associate Cora May Guthrie, and of the still heavier loss sustained by those who were nearest and dearest to her; therefore, be it:
Resolved, That it is but a just tribute to the memory of the departed to say, that in regretting her removal from our midst we mourn for one who was, in every way, worthy of our respect and regard.
Resolved, That we sincerely condole with the family of the deceased on the dispensation with which it has pleased Divine Providence to afflict them, and commend them for consolation to Him who orders all things for the best, and whose chastisements are meant in mercy.
Resolved, That this heartfelt testimonial of our sympathy and sorrow be forwarded to the parents of our departed friend, that they shall be recorded in the journal of this society and that the same shall be published in one or more newspapers.

Committee: F. H. FLICKINGER.

A former classmate contributes the following lines:

All hushed the merry voice so sweet,
That called the sunshine to our door
All cold and still those silent feet,
That we shall hear no more
We laid our darling down to rest;
In tears and grief we humbly bow;
The Savior is watching o'er her breast.
Our darling is an Angel now.

O. how we miss the joyous face!
Her books all are now laid away!
How sad and lonely every place,
Where she has wandered day by day
And when the evening gathers round,
No good-night kiss for Cory's brow;
All still the voice of silver sound,
Our darling is an Angel now.
Those little guileless, winning ways,
O, shall we greet them now no more?
Ah! never more throughout the day,
Shall meet her "school-mates" at the door!
But He who bade us all to come,
Can help us tho' in pain we bow;
Those quiet feet have wandered home,
Our darling is an Angel now,

O, closed for aye, those sunny eyes,
While humbly to his will we bow
She waits for us in yonder skles,
Our darling is an Angel now.


Sylvester Guthrie died Wednesday morning at his home in New Washington, aged 21 years, 6 months and 4 days, of consumption, after an illness of two months. Funeral today at 1 p. m.,services conducted by Rev. McConnell. Interment in Good Will cemetery. Deceased was a telegraph operator on the P. A. & W. He was a young man of good character, and was highly respected.


Wm S. Guthrie, son of W. P and Isabel Guthrie, was born in Richland county, Ohio, July 24, 1838. He ranked third in a family of ten children, four of who survive him; viz., one brother and three sisters.
He married Esther Charles Dec. 30, 1862, which happy union blest them with six children, four boys and two girls, all of whom survive him save the second daughter who preceded her father two years ago.
Mr. Guthrie and family came to New Washington in 1873 where he engaged in the grain and drug business for a number of years, and has been an upright citizen of this place ever since. He was a man who made the world better for having lived in it, not that he was more charitable or amiable than his peers. On the contrary he had a high-spirited nature, impatient sometimes, but underlying all this he had a great geniality, the highest sense of honor, the keenest sensibilities. and the liveliest sympathies. He believed in the gospel of Jesus Christ and lived in the profession and practice of it until his death. He regretted often that his illness kept him so much from the service of the sanctuary.
He was for many years Class leader and Trustee of the M. E. church as well as one of its most honored member's. No man was ever more just to his fellow man. His time was too precious to expend; his mind too fair to indulge in the frontless results of personal animosities, spites or wrangles.
His virtues and excellencies are as the fixed stars; they become brighter and fuller the longer and oftner they are examined they are impressed upon our hearts indelibly.
His faults if he had any, have gone like a flash into oblivion. He lived a useful model life. He has entered now into his christian rest. May he sleep in peace and may perpetual light shine upon him.
Whereas, in view of the sad loss, our lodge and the entire community have sustained by the decease of our worthy brother W. S. Guthrie, be it
Resolved, That we, the members of Cranberry Lodge I. O. 0. F., sincerely mourn the death of one who for many years was true to the benevolent principles and zealous for the success.
Resolved That we extend to the sorrow-stricken relatives our profound sympathy and commend them to Him, whose mercy never faileth.
Resolved, That these resolutions be placed on our minutes and that they be published in the New Washington HERALD.

A. H. HISE, Com.


Comes suddenly to William Haffner Saturday Night.

The friends of William Haffner, anxiously awaiting word from Columbus, hoping against hope and fearing the worst, found their gloomy forebodings realized Sunday, when a message came announcing his death, which occurred at the Protestant hospital in Columbus Saturday night at ten o'clock. The remains were brought to Bucyrus Monday morning, and the funeral was held from his late residence on West Warren street Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. J. H Culler conducting services. Interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Wm. Haffner was born in Wurtemburg, Germany, in July, 1845, being at the time of his death in his fifty-third year. He grew to manhood in his native place, and learned the paper hanging and harness making trade, the two going together in the old country. In 1866 he emigrated to America, settling in Bucyrus, and for four years was employed by J. G. Birk. When the old building which is now the Park House was remodeled as a hotel, Mr. Haffner and C. F. Birk did the entire work of hanging the paper. In 1870 Mr. Haffner removed to Sulphur Springs, where he remained until 1889. In that year he returned to Bucyrus, and has since been engaged in the harness and saddlery business in this city, his energy, business ability and economy enabling him to acquire a competence.

He was married to Miss Rosa Shafer, of Chatfield township, and nine children, six sons and three daughters, were born to them. The widow and all the children are still living, Mr. Haffner's death making the first break in the family circle.

For the past year Mr. Haffner has been in failing health, and for six months his condition has caused great anxiety, though he managed most of the time to keep about. His disease was diagnosed as cancer of the stomach, and be finally became convinced that his only hope of recovery lay in an operation. He accordingly went to the Protestant hospital at Columbus, where the operation known as laparotomy was performed on Thursday. The diagnosis was fully confirmed. A portion of the cancerous growth was removed, the wound cleansed and closed, and the patient at first rallied nicely. When the reaction set in he sank rapidly and soon responded to the call from mortal life.

He was a Lutheran in his religious views, and was also a prominent member of LaSalle lodge, I.O.O.F., and at the time of his death held the position of district deputy, though he had tendered his resignation on account of ill health.

William Haffner was one of nature's gentlemen. He was thoroughly upright and honest, kindhearted, fair and just in his dealings, affectionate and indulgent in his home relations, and a public spirited citizen. As a business man and neighbor he commanded confidence, and he will be sorely missed by family, relatives and friends, while his memory will be fondly cherished by those who knew and loved him.


Dora Hainley, of Latcha, Wood county, Ohio, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hainley, was born February 18, 1890, and died March 2, 1900, at the age of 10 years and 12 das. The deceased was baptized in the Lutheran faith in 1890 and was a faithful member during her short life.

Dora was a bright and loving child, making home pleasant with her cheerful manners and her early death is a terrible blow to the stricken family, who have the heartfelt sympathy of their many friends.

Funeral services were held from the house on Monday, March 5, 1900, conducted by Rev. Borne of the Lutheran church of Stony Ridge. Interment in Luckey cemetery. Text: I Thessalonians, 4th chapter, 13 and 14 verses.

Dearest Dora thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel,
But it is God who has bereft us,
He will all our sorrows heal.


Mrs. Jane Powers Hamilton died at her residence one mile east of this place on July 2, 1897. She was a daughter of Volney and Mary Powers and was born in New Washington, 0. Dec. 19, 1844.

In November 1886 she was married to Samuel Hamilton, and moved to Omaha, Neb., where she resided until the death of her husband, in May, 1894. After arranging her business she again came to New Washington and resided on her farm until called to the other side, to which place she passed with a confident hope that her heavenly and eternal home would be far more enjoyable than any on earth in its present state.

She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Marie Stonestreet, of Philadelphia, two brothers, James and Rolla Powers, two sisters, Mrs. Amanda Jolly and Mrs. Elizabeth Bloom, besides a very large number of other relatives, who mourn her loss.

Funeral services at the Goodwill church, conducted by Elder G. T. Griffiths, of Kirtland, 0., and Bishop E. L. Kelley, of Lamoni, Iowa, last Monday afternoon. Text, "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord."

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The will of Jane Hamilton, of Cranberry township, was filed today. It names E. L. Kelley as executor, and allows him $500 for his services. She leaves $3,000 to her brother, Rolla Powers, and $500 to another brother, James Powers, to Maud Stonestreet, an adopted daughter, she leaves $2,000. To her sister Amanda Jolly she leaves $3,000 and her farm of 86 acres, with its contents. Her niece, Della Pugh, gets $500, and another niece, Pearl Jolly, $50, while an infant grand-daughter gets $50. Maud L. and Floyd Powers receive $50 each and Florence Danford $200. Graceland College, Lamoni, Iowa, is given $500. After these are all paid amounting to over $10,000, the balance is to go to her cousin, Frank McMorris.--Telegraph, July 7.

Gathering the Flowerets
Death reaped an unusual rich harvest among our little folks the first of this week and as a result a number of homes in this vicinity are sorrow and grief stricken on account of the loss of dear little ones. Death's cold, icy hand has taken away the precious jewels from these now saddened homes; but
"My Lord has need of these flowerets gay;"
The reaper said and smiled:
"Dear tokens of the earth are they,
Where He was once a child."
And the mother gave, in tears and pain,
The flowers she most did love;
She knew she should find them all again,
In the fields of light above."
Charles Wilbert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hammer, died last Sunday evening, aged 6 yrs., I mo., 29 da. He was a patient little sufferer of that much dreaded disease--scarlet fever. At times hopes for his recovery were entertained, but these were all banished last Sunday night when death ended the sufferings of the little boy. The remains were interred in the Lutheran cemetery last Monday afternoon. Owing to the contagious nature of the disease from which he died, the interment was as private as possible. Funeral services will be held some time in the future as soon as the quarantine is raised from the family and all danger of contagion is past. Mr. and Mrs. Hammer have the hearfelt sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement.
Memorial Service
Memorial service was held in St. John's Lutheran church on Sunday, February 28, on account of the late six-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Hammer, Charles Wilbert. The little boy died from diphtheria on the 8th of February, interment following the same day on account of the contagion of the dread disease. Charley was born on the 11th of December, 1890, in Chatfield township. He liked to go to school and Sunday School and is missed not only by his sorrowing parents and those of his own family, but by many little companions. The Sunday School sang his favorite song, "I am Jesus' Little Lamb." How well for him that, having departed in the grace of his baptism, he surely realizes that of which we still say and sing.

Whereas, God, in his Providence, has removed from our midst one of our members, Charles Hammer, therefore be it Resolved, by our society, That, while we bow with submission to the will of the Most High, we do not the less mourn for the member who has been taken from us.
Resolved, That, in the death of Charles although very young, the society has lost a kind and enthusiastic member.
Resolved, That we direct the bereaved family, for consolation, to Him who is too wise (to) err, and too good to be unkind.
Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be published in the HERALD and a copy presented to the bereaved family.                    


Jacob Heinmiller, son of John and Margaret Heinmiller was born Aug. 22, 1864. He was baptized and confirmed in St. John's Lutheran church and has remained a consistent member of the same to his end. In December, 1885, nearly twelve years ago, the deceased lost his eye-sight in consequence of a complication of typhoid fever, la grippe and brain disease. This great affliction he bore with a rare cheerfulness. Efforts to restore his eye-sight proved a failure. The deceased learned the broom making trade at the blind asylum at Columbus where he went twice about four or five years ago.

Jacob has been quite busy at his trade and when at it, would not stop until the whole bale of corn was worked up. Of late, he complained a great deal about pain in his head. This finally confined him to house and bed. Yet no one expected his end as soon as it came.

On the evening of July 1, the poor blind man passed away gently, as we may confidently hope, into that better world where we shall see what here we believe. Interment and service following it, conducted by Rev. D. Ph. Ebert, took place Sunday, July 4, a large concourse of people being in attendance. He reached the age of 32 yrs., 10 mo. and 10 das. There remain to mourn his departure the widowed mother, four brothers and three sisters.


HELLEM--Amos Wilson, born May 3, 1887, died December 19, 1887 aged 20 yrs. 7 mo 16 da.
It was a source of profound sorrow to everybody in this and surrounding community to learn that death had robbed society of one of the most esteemed and prominent young men, in the person of Amos Hellem son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hellem of this place.
A little over two weeks ago, Mr. Hellem was engaged in transacting the daily affairs of his occupation (Telegraphy), in appearance was the very picture of health and one would think the last one upon whom the icy hand of Death would lay claim. Notwithstanding all this he was seized by a violent attack of Typhoid fever in its most malignant form over which medical skill had no power, and to which, after a struggle of less than a week, the young ____ Mr Hellem became a victim. Scarcely had we learned of his illness until his spirit took its departure for the spirit world, leaving but the lifeless form of one who was cherished by his parents, loved by his sisters, respected by society honored by those who associated with him in his vocation during life. So sudden and unexpected came the news of his death that it seemed almost increditable but they were stern facts, which converted a house of joy and happiness to one of mourning and grief and caused the community to burst forth in sympathy for the bereaved family.
The funeral services which were held Wednesday were conducted from the M. E. church by Rev. Roxraw assisted by Revs Knox of Tiro, and Williams of this place. The Public sympathy and esteem in which he was held by the public was manifested. As the procession left for the church a striking spectacle was presented. Graced by twelve appropriately attired pall bearers, six of who in were fellow operators of the deceased and who, through the instrumentality of our gentlemanly agent W. A. Rowley, were assigned the parts they have taken in the obsequies. The remaining six being young men of this place. Other operators were present among whom were C. M. Jackson chief operator of this division and Henry Uhley Ass't Sup't of the same line. Not only did the operators show their respect for the deceased by their presence but by presenting a handsome floral tribute which adorned the casket at the church and which consisted of rarest flowers, lilies, roses, geraniums, &c with a card attached bearing the following inscription: (here the clipping becomes very faded)


   The Great Commander summons
       him at last! _____ race is run;
   The good fight he has fought; his _____
   The world is witness how he ____
        ______ grandly won _______tion fast.
   The hearts he holds in admira______      

Dec.21, '87

The design of the floral tribute was extremely beautiful and significant. Upon a pillow, which is significant of rest. there rested a Stilus (pencil) emblematic of the operator's profession which was the deceased's vocation encircled by a sickle, indicative of a reaper. Hence the significantion: "The Reaper whose name is Death" has laid our brother at rest.
Public schools of which the deceased was recently a member were no less sympathetic. The Superintendent, teachers and pupils of the Grammar and High Schools attended the funeral services in a body. At the services all were offered an opportunity to take a last view of the lifeless form which but a short time ago was seen mingling with society.
The procession was again formed and moved toward the Union cemetery where all that was mortal of Amos Hellem was laid to rest to await the final resurrection of mankind leaving father, mother, sisters, and a host of sympathizing friends and relatives to mourn his departure.
Mr. Hellem was an accomplished operator as the respect shown by his fellow operators will prove. He had just accepted a position in an office in Allegheny city, Pa, and while waiting for the arrival of a pass to that place was stricken down and passed, not over the Pennsylvania Lines to Allegheny city, but over the river of Death to that place where none return, "He who doeth all things well" thought it best to remove Amos, though we fail to see why a man should be removed just as he was entering upon life's duties.
The following poetry by "Cyril Dean" was written in honor of the deceased:

Gone to the grave as Manhood's fair dawning
Was gilding the vault of Time's relucent skies
Unheard to Heaven where the spirit Immortal
In that soul's Elysium through time never dies

Gone through the way where Death's angel hovers,
To guard the dread passage that mortals ne'er tread
Till life's sun is set and their spirits are wafted
Through the dlsmal shadows that throng 'bout the Dead.

Gone to that home where loved ones may meet him
When they too have wended the aisles of the tomb,
And passed from this vale where Death's ever reigning
To that where souls to Immortal Life bloom.

For Death's but a gate on the highway to Heaven
By which our lives' pathways are over-spanned
Which must open to all 'ere we taste the sweet bliss
That Hallows the soul in the No-death Land.

The following explains itself:

Dec 21, 1887     

At a call meeting of the telegraph operators of Toledo Division Penna R. R. Co. this date the following preamble and resolution were adopted unamiously.

Whereas It has pleased the Great Chief of the universe to remove from our midst one late brother A. W. Hellem and
Whereas It is but just that a fitting recognition of his ability as an operator and many virtues should be had, there fore be it.
Resolved By the operators of this Division that, while we bow with submission to the will of God, we do not the less mourn for our brother who has been taken from us.
Resolved That in the death of A. W. Hellem this Division laments the loss of a brother who was in every way, an ornament to the profession.
Resolved That in view of the loss we have sustained and the still greater loss by those who were nearest and dearest to him we sincerely console with the family of the deceased and commend them for consolation to Him who orders all things for the best.
Resolved That this most heartfelt testimony of our sympathy and sorrow be forwarded to the family of our departed brother. Also a copy be given to the New Washington HERALD for publication.



George Hepp died at his home on East Main street, Saturday, February 7, 1891, aged about 60 years. The funeral services were held from St. Bernard's church last Monday, conducted by Rev Vogt. A vast concourse of people followed the remains to the place of interment.
Mr Hepp was a prominent citizen of New Washington, was of German descent and was born in Alsace in 1831. His parents, John and Malinda Hepp came to the United States in 1843, locating in Seneca county. They were the parents of two children, George and Peter.
The subject of this sketch passed his youth and early manhood on the farm and in attending school. He was married 1856 to Mary Westrick who died in 1858, leaving a fond husband and baby daughter to mourn her loss. On November 1, 1859, Mr. Hepp married Margaret Wenslie, who survives him with eight children. Deceased was loved and highly esteemed by all who knew him. The following memorials were handed us for publication in connection with the obituary:

Jesus, while our hearts are bleeding
O'er the spoil's that death has won,
We would, at this solemn meeting,
Calmly say,--Thy will be done.

Though cast down,we're not forsaken;
Though afflicted, not alone:
Thou didst give,and Thou hast taken,
Blessed Lord, Thy will be done.

Safe in the arms of Jesus,
Safe on His gentle breast,
There by his love o'ershaded,
Sweetly, my soul shall rest.

Safe in the arms of Jesus,
Safe from corroding care,
Safe from world's temptations,
Sin cannot harm me there.

"Eternal rest grant to hint, O Lord!
And let perpetual light shine on him,"

Absolve, we beseech thee, O Lord, the soul of Thy servant, that being dead to the world, he may live to Thee; and whatever sins he has committed through human frailty, do Thy most merciful goodness forgive; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. May his soul rest in peace.


John George Herr died at his residence on east Main street, last Tuesday, January 26, 1892, aged 71 yrs. 9 mos. 6 da.
The deceased was a native of Ober Lempp, Prussia, and was baptized on April 23, 1820. When 14 years old he became a member of the German Lutheran church by confirmation.
He came to America in 1848, landing at Baltimore, Md. on the 8th of September, journing westward, he located at Chillicothe, Ohio, where he remained for 6 months, after which he came to Galion, Ohio, where he worked at the carpenter trade.
On August 15, 1850, he married Elizabeth Shafer, who survives him. They lived at Galion 6 years, after which they moved to Seneca county locating about 4 1/2 miles northwest of this place, where they resided until Dec. 17, 1891, at which time they moved to this place, having concluded to retire from farming. Scarcely a week passed in his new home until he was prostrated with la grippe, which was the cause of his fatal illness.
Deceased was the father of 8 children, three sons, and five daughters, of which one son and two daughters preceded him to eternity, leaving his wife, 5 children and 9 grandchildren to mourn his death.
Rev Ebert conducted the funeral services, which are being held this (Friday) forenoon from the German Lutheran church.


Peter Herr, son of Geo. Herr, Sr. and his wife, Elizabeth, was born October 14, 1858, in Wayne township, Seneca county, 0. He was, in his infancy, baptized, and on the 20th of April, 1873, confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He farmed for his father on the old homestead until he purchased the farm where his family still resides.

On March 24, 1887, Mr. Herr was united in holy wedlock with Miss Margaret Fetter, of Henry county, O. This union was blessed with four children, 2 boys and 2 girls, who, ranging in age of from 5 to 10 years, survive. Besides these, his widow, his mother, 1 brother and 3 sisters are the nearest relatives who mourn his departure. Death was caused by cancer of the stomach. It occurred at 25 minutes after 7 o'clock on Thursday morning, June 30. His age was 39 yrs., 8 mos. and 16 das.

Mr. Herr will be missed by many to whom he has endeared himself. He was a faithful member of St. John's Lutheran congregation. Funeral and interment, conducted by Rev. D. Ph. Ebert, took place on Saturday forenoon, July 3.


Adam High, son of Adam and Elizabeth (Shaefer) High, died at his home, 1 mile northwest of this place, Feb. 29, 1896, of a lingering illness. He was born on the 18th of August, 1827, in Langweiden, Langstuhl County, Province of Rhine Bavaria, and at the time of his death was 68 yrs. 6 mos. and 11 das. of age. He was consecrated to the Lord in infancy in holy baptism by Rev. Kreppenthal and was confirmed according to the rites of the Lutheran church at the age of 14. He emigrated to this country with his parents in 1833 and has resided here ever since. On October 23, 1851, he was united in marriage with Matilda Hesse and of this union were born 12 children, five of whom preceded him to eternity. He was a hard working, thrifty and enterprising farmer. He was a man of good morals and was very kind and considerate toward his family: He was a christian and during his illness said he was willing to leave everything in the hands of the Redeemer. His remains were interred in the Union cemetery on March 2, and were followed by a very large concourse of friends and relatives. After the interment they proceeded to the M. E. church where the services were conducted by Rev. T. L. McConnell, choosing for his text the 29th chapter and 15th verse of the First Chronicles: "For we are strangers before thee and sojourners as were all our fathers; our days on the earth are as a shadow and there is none abiding." May he rest in peace in our Lord.

"Death our dearest ties can sever
Take our loved ones from our side;
Bear them from our homes forever
O'er life's dark cold rivers tlde.

Soon the tide will bear us over
Far beyond the shore of time,
There we hope to meet each other
In a land that's most sublime.

In that happy land we'll meet them
With those loved and gone before,
And again with joy we'll meet them
There where parting is no more."

Passes Into the Great Beyond.

On Friday morning of last week the friends of Geo. T. High at this place were shocked to learn of his death at Pickerington, Ohio. Mr. High was well and favorably known at this place, his kind disposition and sterling qualities gaining for him a legion of friends who mourn his departure.

His youth and boyhood days were spent at this place, following various vocations and finally taking to railroad telegraphy, at which he was employed with the C. H. & D. Railroad Co. at Toledo, previous to his death. He secured employment with the above named company shortly after he left this place and remained a steady and trusted employee of same until Nov. 1, when ill health, which proved to be consumption, forced him to take a vacation.

The deceased was born Feb. 17, 1870 and died Dec. 30, 1898. He leaves a wife and two small children to mourn the untimely departure of a loving husband and father.

Sudden Death

Matilda Louisa (Hesse) High was born in Germany October 10, 1830. In 1831 she emigrated to America with her parents, locating in Pennsylvania. In the fall of 1838 they removed to Somerset, Perry county, Ohio, where she was raised and educated. She was baptized in infancy and received into the Lutheran church at Somerset, April 16, 1848. A few years later she came to New Washington, Ohio. She was united in marriage to Adam High, October 23, 1851. Of this union were born twelve children, five of whom preceded her to eternity. Eight months ago, the angel of death summoned her beloved husband. She has always been a faithful follower of Jesus, and a great lover of her Bible, frequently speaking of her desire to meet her loved ones in Heaven. She was a kind and affectionate mother and neighbor, never weary in well doing for others. She was in her usual health Saturday, until in the evening when she peacefully fell asleep in the arms of one of her daughters, at the age of 66 years and 14 days. She has only gone before to await our coming. Our loss is Heaven's gain. Our parents have gone to their reward, but they are not dead, only sleeping until resurrection day. There remain to mourn her loss three daughters, four sons, three grand children, two sisters, three brothers, and a host of relatives and friends.

"High In Heaven's own Light she dwelleth,
Full the song of triumph swelleth.
Freed from earth, and earthly failing,
Lift for her no voice of wailing."


J. F. Hildebrand died at his home in New Washington, Friday, February 17, aged 25 years, The funeral was held in the Lutheran church, at New Washington, yesterday afternoon, Rev. D Ph. Ebert officiating, followed by burial in the New Washington cemetery.

The deceased was born in Pennsylvania but came to this county with his parents, when quite young and settled at New Washington. He was a son of George Hildebrand and wife, who survives him, together with one brother, Charles, all of whom live at New Washington. He was educated at New Washington which was afterwards supplemented by a course in pharmacy at Columbus where he also clerked for a year in one of the leading drug stores of the capital city.

He was married to Miss Minnie Cole, of Columbus, about four years ago, who also survive him. About five years ago he purchased the drug store of J. F. Tobin and after running it about a year formed a partnership with his brother. He was an honorable business man and possessed the confidence of all who came in contact with him. Of a kind and genial nature, he made friends of all and had he lived, had a bright future in store. His death is regretted by all who knew him and his wife and family have the sympathy of all in their sad affliction. The cause of his death is supposed to have been bright's disease.


The remains of B. F. Hutson, died in the Asylum at Logansport, Ind., arrived at this place last Wednesday for interment at Goodwill. Mr. Hutson's mental derangement was the result of an attack of the "la grippe" two years ago. The following from the Logansport Pharos, gives the particulars of Mr. Hutson's death:
As heretofore published, last Thursday evening B. F. Hutson, of Elkhart county, was missed from the Hospital at Longcliff of which he was an inmate.
The environs and the buildings, including the cellar, were immediately searched by the attendants, another party came to the city and notified the police, railroad officials and trackmen. The kinsmen were wired at once and announcements were published in various newspapers. Last evening, at a conference of the hospital staff, no news of the missing man having been received, and his disappearance being under discussion, a report of an unusual odor from a certain flue made a short time before by the supervisor to the superintendent, induced the latter to intuitively connect the two circumstances and Dr. McNamee with a party was at once sent to the cellar of A ward to inspect the bottom of the flue. The search led them through the labyrinth of foundation partitions and heating apparatus to a small dark room having no direct opening into the cellar corridor and there they found Mr. Hutson, seated on the floor, but strangled by a rope attached to a pipe above, his body in a state of advanced decomposition. He was at once placed in the Mortuary and the relatives and Coroner notified.
The Superintendent states that Mr. Hutson had been an inmate since last August and that his mental state had so improved as to warrant his assignment to the limited class privileged at certain hours to do light work and take exercise out doors without constant supervision. For several days he had employed an hour or two in the afternoon in clearing the walks of snow and had been so engaged on the evening of his disappearance.
The secluded nature of the spot which he chose may be well illustrated by the fact that the sad circumstances remained undiscovered for three days notwithstanding that it was no more than fifteen feet distant from the elevator and tool room, which is visited at all hours of the day by a large number of men. At the time of the first search this place was inspected by lantern light but the dark corner behind a projection of the foundation wall was evidently overlooked.


The HERALD in its last issue, gave notice of the sudden death of Elizabeth Huber. As the deceased had many friends in New Washington and vicinity, a short sketch of her life might be of some interest. It is indeed true that the biographies of most of these old settlers, whose cradles rocked in the begining of this century, are made up, for the greater part, with common place facts. In fact all the items that made up their live's histories, might be sumed up as follows: Birth, baptism, confirmation, marriage, an honorable family, a Christian death. There is nothing extraordinary about this, nothing to call for that plaudit of the world which cheers the dazzling exploits of genius. But to him who knows that the lives of those who follow the common order of Providence, the toiling labor and the housewife with the brows sweat and the hearts tender care bringing up a family of hardy sons and daughters make up the world's prosperity to him who knows that such matter of fact statements like the following will be of considerable interest.
Elizabeth Huber, nee Huber, was a native of Germany, being born in Thaleischweiler, Bavaria, on the 23rd of Dec. 1816. Soon after her birth she was received into covenant relation with Jesus through infant baptism. In 1830 she was confirmed in the Ev. Luth. church of her native place. The sudden death of her dear husband Carl Huber, to whom she was married is fresh in the minds of many although it happened six years ago. Deceased was the mother of 9 children, 6 of whom are still living. She has been a resident of New Washington since 1871, and a constant member of the Ev. Lutheran St. John's church.
Since the death of her husband, grand mother Huber has been living alternately with her children and alone in their immediate neighborhood. She was not as healthy as her robust body would naturally impress us, nor yet so ill as to be confined to her bed. The manner of her death, how, on the morning of the 15th of March she was found in her bed, stiff and cold, most likely the victim of heart disease, was sufficiently noticed in last week's HERALD. Suffice it to say that notwithstanding her sudden departure, we have sufficient hope that she was prepared in the Lord Jesus to stand before her God. Her daily tools, prayer book, and spectacles, were lying side by side on her table where she had last used them.
Deceased reached the age of 71 yrs. 2 mo., and 22 days. She leaves 3 sons, three daughters, 25 grand children, and three great grand children, who deeply mourn her loss. The funeral took place from the Ev. Lutheran St. John's church and a large concourse of people paid their last honors to the dead. The funeral sermon was preached by the undersigned, based on Math. 24, 42. God comfort us all and make us prepared to meet Him on that great day of the final reckoning.


And Assist HYPERION LODGE to Dedicate Its Fine Castle Hall to Friendship, Charity and Benevolence
Fine Program-Beautiful Ceremony--Excellent Banquet-Happy Crowd.

The members of Hyperion Lodge, No. 651, K. of P., have for some time past, longingly looked forward for the time when their fine, new Castle hall should be formally dedicated. All were eager to make this a memorable event in Pythianism, not only for New Washington but this and surrounding counties. With this purpose in view nothing was left undone by the local Knights which would contribute to the success of the occasion.

Friday evening, February 19, was the time set for the dedication of Hyperion Castle hall, and, strange as it may seem, Providence, apparently, withheld a drenching rain until the day following, in order to contribute to the happiness, convenience and comfort of the happy occurrence. All day Friday the local Knights were as busy as bees in getting everything in readiness, and the thoroughness which characterized the arrangement and execution of the details of the event, was extremely remarkable, and highly appreciated by all present. Invitations were sent to a large number of (?)ster lodges in neighboring towns, the local lodges irrespective of order, and a number of our citizens who are not identified with any order. Early in the afternoon visiting Knights began to arrive and by evening the Noble Knight was to be seen everywhere on our streets. At the appointed hour the spacious hall of Hyperion Lodge was filled to its utmost capacity by visiting Knights and other invited guests.

Chancellor Commander F. S. Blair called the assembly to order and, after the invocation by Rev. T. L. Mc-Connell, delivered the address of welcome. In behalf of Hyperion Lodge a hearty welcome was extended to all. The speaker touchingly referred to the great blessing of owning a home. It was the anticipated enjoyment of such a blessings which impelled the members of Hyperion Lodge to sacrifice much and erect their fine Castle hall. The enjoyment of the blessings of a home was now a realization on their part.

The response to the address of welcome was made by Jacob Babst of Crestline, who, by the way, had the honor of instituting Hyperion Lodge, March 19, 1894. Very naturally he, above all others, appreciated the warm and cordial welcome extended feelingly accepted the generous welcome in behalf of the visiting Knights and all present. He spoke glowingly of the growth and work of Pythianism.

The dedication ceremony followed, the Knights being in open session. The officers of Hyperion Lodge were at their respective stations. The presence of Deputy Grand Chancellor, Charles Scroggs, of Bucyrus, was announced to the Chancellor Commander by the Inner Guard. Accordingly he was admitted and his mission made known. The Chancellor Commander yielded his position to the Deputy Grand Chancellor, as did also the other officers of Hyperion Lodge to similar deputy officials of the Grand Lodge.

The solemn dedicatory ceremony of the order was then observed, after which Hyperion Castle hall was proclaimed dedicated to Friendship, Charity and Benevolence. The dedicatory ceremony was followed by a very able address on "The New Meeting House" by D. W. Locke, of Bucyrus. The address was replete with excellent thought and did not space forbid we should have published the report in full herewith. (lower left side of this article cut off)

Remarks were made by T. B. Carson, who, incidentally mentioned his subject, "Inspiration", in his talk. Mr. Carson insisted that the thunder of his speech had been taken by the speakers who had preceded him, and expressed a fear that his attempt would result in a failure; but in that event, Mr. Carson said, he was certain he would have the sympathy of at least every Knight present. The applause which followed was sufficient proof that he was not mistaken. His attempt, however, did not end in failure, as the keen perception of Mr. Babst readily discovered that Mr. Carson's "inspiration" led (to) the pockets of those present. A (ha)ndsome subscription was taken as a (re)sult, for which the members of Hy(p)erion Lodge are profoundly grateful. The banquet followed, and this was (no)t by any means among the least of many excellent features of the (ev)ening, but will live long in the (me)mories of those participating in it, occupying a position in the fore(mo)st rank of the pleasant and enjo(abl)e features of the occasion. The (?)rer, Fred Schaeffer, of Marion (may?) well be proud of his success in (man?)aging the banquet feature. The (exce?)llent manner in which the young (?)es discharged their duties as wait(ers? a)lso deserves special mention.

(A)fter the banquet the toasts by (?) Beatty, of Toledo, Grand Keep(er of?) Records and Seal, B. S. Young, (?)da, Grand Vice Chancellor, and (othe?)rs were highly interesting, amus(ing a)nd entertaining. (Th)ese exercises were interspersed (with?) a profuse sprinkling of music--(?) Vocal and instrumental--as fol(lows?) Violin solos by S. L. French; (?) solos by Miss Myrtle Mahon; (?) solo by Prof. H H. Frazier; (?) duet by Rev. McConnell and (?) Frazier; Vocal quartets by (?) Lucretia Danals, Mabel Car(?)-delia Miller and Ora Lederer. (?) space forbids us to speak of the (?) of each particular selection. Suffice it to say that as a (?) or separately, the musical (?) the program was exceptional(...?...)orious and admirably execut-(?)



Mary Irwin, nee Quigler, was born in Venango Co., Penn., Jan. 24, 1832. On Dec. 26, 1850, she was married to Matthew Irwin, to which were born ten children, 6 boys and 4 girls; 8 of whom survive her; her husband, one son and one daughter having preceded her in death.

Her life was a quiet unpretentious one. Shut in by the duties of rearing a large family, and having the constant care of an invalid son, she was unable to mingle with the world at large, but confined her time and energies to her own home and in her sphere --of wife and mother--she labored and loved and sacrificed, as only mothers know how.

After fifteen weeks of suffering patiently born, she died at the home of her daughter, at Shelby, Ohio, Aug. 23, 1898--aged 66 yrs., 6 mos., and 29 days. She leaves eight children, fifteen grand-children, and a large company of neighbors and friends to mourn her departure.

The remains were brought from Shelby to her late home on West Main street, Tuesday, evening. The funeral services were held at the house Thursday morning at 9 o'clock after which the body was laid to rest in the Hanna Cemetery.



The death of Mrs. H. D. Jones, daughter of Mr. and. Mrs. M. Miller, on Thursday last cast a deep gloom over the entire community by whom she was universally loved and respected. The funeral services were held at the Methodist church, Sunday afternoon, at 4:30 o'clock. Long before the appointed hour the church was filled to overflowing with friends who had assembled to pay the last tribute to a noble woman. The audience room had been appropriately draped in mourning for one who had been an earnest and consistant member, first in every good work and enterprise that would add to the prosperity of the church. The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful. The services were conducted by Rev. G. W. Pepper, assisted by Rev. G. A. Hughes, and Rev. D. B. Duncan, and the following gentlemen acted as pallbearers: J. Cahn, Cloyd Mansfield, M. Winbigler, O. F, Crall, W. W. Carter and C. J. Kenny. It was nearly the close of day when the long procession reached the cemetery and the casket was lowered into the grave which kind hands had lined with evergreen and decked with flowers. To the bereaved family goes out the tenderest sympathy of the community, who knew the worth of the devoted mother, wife and daughter. The following is a list of the beautiful floral designs: The Gates Ajar, from the Sabbath school; Harp, from her Sunday school class; Lyre, from Mrs. D. F. Brubaker and Mrs. Milt Winbigler; Star, from Mr. and Mrs. Fritzinger; Anchor, Mr. and Mrs. H. Sefert, of Canton; large clusters of rose buds, from Mrs. Dixon, of Cleveland, and also Mrs. Cahn; Pillow, with "Delia" in center, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Potter; Sickle and Sheaf of Wheat; Heart resting on the Cross. Mr. and Mrs W. E. Cahoon, of Elyria; Basket, Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Hildebrandt, of Chicago; Basket, from Miss Carrie Dixon, of Cleveland; Boquets, Mrs. John Miller, Mrs. Damp, Fia Deshong, Mrs. Nelson, of St. Louis, Mrs. Dr. Brown, of Galion, Sophia Reeb, Charles Kenny, little Katie Moore; Pillow, with "Delis", across one corner; and others from many more.



It is our duty to record the double death which occured at the house of Wm Kahler of this place. Not a week has passed since three happy little children gladdened that home and now but one remains to comfort the grief stricken hearts of its parents. Amanda Amelia, the little daughter of Wm Kahler and his wife Louisa, nee Huber, preceded her little brother Adolph Henry into eternity but a few days. Amanda was born Oct. 7, 1880 and baptized Oct. 29 of the same year. She was a regular pupil at the Ev. Lutheran Parochial school and her gentle, lady like bearing made her a favorite of her schoolmates and all she met. But a few days before her death she was seized with an attack of diphtheria, from which, however, under the treatment of Dr. Keller, she seemed to recover. Membraneous Croup however, set in and did the fatal work. After a severe combat of several days, she died Friday December 16, aged 7 yrs 2 mo and 9 da.  Little Adolph immediately after his sisters death was seized with diphtheria for the second time and it was evident from the outset that he could not survive the attack. He died on Sunday morning, Dec. 18, aged 2 yr.7 mo and 2 days, having been born May 16, 1885. The funeral took place from the Ev. Lutheran church where a sermon was preached by the undersigned on Jeremiah 31, 3. A large concourse of people followed the remains to the the cemetery where the two beautiful little _____ were laid side by side to await the promised resurrection of all flesh. An appropriate song was rendered at the grave by the deceased schoolmates. The bereaved family has the entire sympathy of the brethren in faith, and I venture to say, of the community at large.

"So faded the lovely, blooming flower;
Frail smiling solace of an hour;
So soon our transient comforts fly,
And pleasure only blooms to die.

Is there no kind, no healing art
To soothe the anguish of the heart?
Spirit of grace, be ever nigh:
Thy comforts are not made to die.
Let gentle patience smile on pain
Til dying hope revives again;
Hope wipes the tear from sorrow's eye,
And faith points upward to the sky.


(LATER:) The little son of the above parents, William Kahler, Jr., died last evening, aged 5 yrs. This is the third death that occurred in this family in less than a week's time. Sad indeed is this.


John Kahler was born at New Washington, Ohio, August 9, 1854, and was a son of Conrad Kahler, of this place. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He was married to Miss Margaret Heinmeller on March 21, 1878; this union was blessed with nine children, three of whom preceded their father to eternity. He leaves a wife, six children, four brothers, two sisters and a large circle of relatives to mourn his departure.

Deceased was a butcher by trade, having learned the same under the tutorship of L. J. Kimerline, of this place. Five years ago he moved to Attica and followed his trade until stricken with his fatal illness. Deceased served as a guard in the Ohio Penitentiary at Columbus during the two years of Gov. Campbell's administration.

Mr. Kahler was a highly respected citizen and his death is keenly felt not only by his relatives but by his many warm friends. Deceased departed this life last Saturday, February 27, 1897, aged 42 yrs., 6 mos., 18 das. His death resulted from lung trouble. Funeral services were held at the late residence of the deceased yesterday morning after which the remains were brought to this place and interred in the Union cemetery. The funeral services were in charge of the order of Knights of Pythias of which deceased was a member.

The following lines by request are published in connection with obituary.

Death our dearest ties can sever,
Take our loved ones from our side;
Bear them from our homes forever
O'er life's dark, cold river's tide.

Soon the tide will bear us over
Far beyond the shore of time,
There we hope to meet each other
In the land that's most sublime.

In that happy land we'll meet them
With those loved and gone before;
And again with joy we greet them
There where parting is no more.


John Adam Kahler, son of John Kahler and his wife, Mary, nee Trimler, was born on July 21, 1868, on the farm of his parents in Cranberry township. He was baptized on Aug. 19, 1868, by the Rev. H. F. Belser, and confirmed in the Lutheran church on Palm Sunday, 1884, by Rev. Linsenmann. Deceased was the last member of the family. His parents, 2 brothers, William and George, and 2 sisters, Elizabeth and Matilda, died from consumption, the dread disease which caused his death. Three of the family died in infancy. The deceased made his home with different people since his father died; the most of the time he stayed with the late Mrs Herman Kahler, his aunt, and her son Fred. With the sod he remained even after the death of his aunt three weeks ago, since which time he has made his home with his guardian and uncle, Conrad Kahler. In spite of the best of care, his end approached rapidly. He died Tuesday, Aug 3 about 3 p.m. Burial services took place yesterday at the Lutheran church and cemetery Rev. D. Ph. Ebert officiating.


John L. Kaple, son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Kaple died last Wednesday, Oct. 2, 1895, in the 26th year of his age. Deceased had been in ill health for a number of months. In the spring of 1894 he suffered a severe attack of typhoid pneumonia, leaving an affectation of the lungs, which developed into consumption from which his death resulted. He was a native of Huron County. Funeral services were held from St. Bernards church this morning, conducted by Father Vogt after which the remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery north of town.


On Saturday last, Mrs. Mary E. Kappus, residing about 1 1/2 miles north of this place, departed this life at the extreme age of 92 years and 27 days. The deceased was borne at Southein on the Neckar, Wurtemburg, Germany, on December 4th 1794. She emigrated to this country, with her son Charles, with whom she has since resided, in the year 1851 and located in Huron county this state, where she resided until about the year 1886, when they moved to Crawford county where she lived up to the time of her death. A remarkable feature of her life was that she was blessed with good health and never was known to have any sickness of any note, until the last few weeks which also resulted in her death. Mrs. Kappus was always industrious and honest in all her dealings with others. Above all, she lived an exemplary and devoted christian life, until the summons of death came and called her hence. She was buried in the Catholic Cemetery of this place last Monday, where a large concourse of mourning relatives and friends, paid their respects to venerable and pious woman.


Daniel Keller was born in Lancaster County, Pa., Sept. 4, 1823; died Jan. 25, 1895. The deceased moved to Ohio with his parents when he was four years old, settling near Massillon, Ohio. In 1836 they moved to Crawford county Cranberry township, Ohio, on the farm where the deceased lived until he removed to his home in Tiro. His father's home was a place for preaching the Gospel before there were any churches erected. He was the last one of the old Grandpa Keller family. Funeral services were held at Good Will last Sunday, conducted by Rev. T. L. McConnell.


Eliza Jane Keller was born in Crawford County, Ohio, August 23rd, 1852, died May 5, 1892, aged 39 yr., 8 mo., 12 da.
At the early age of 14 years she united with the Methodist Episcopal church at Good Will of which she has been a faithful member up to the time of her death; and her life has been characterized by a noble christian spirit, beloved by all who knew her. In the year 1872 she was united in marriage with Robert Bruce and to this union was born 5 children, one of which preceded its mother to eternity, when but at few months old. She has left a mother, 2 sisters, 2 brothers, 2 sons, 2 daughters and a loving husband to mourn the loss of a kind sister, mother and wife. In the death of Mrs. Bruce, the church, Sabbath school and community loses an active worker and a bright and shining light,

We miss thee from our home, dear,
We miss thee from thy place,
A shadow o'er our life is cast;
We miss the sunshine of thy face
We miss thy kind and willing hand,
Thy fond and earnest care;
Our home is dark without thee
We miss thee every where.

A Prominent Citizen of Liberty Township Passes Away.

Word was received here Tuesday of the death of John H. Keller at his home in Liberty township, about midnight Monday night. Mr. Keller was forty-three years old, and leaves a wife and three children to mourn his untimely death. The deceased was one of the best known citizens of the county. He was born in Pennsylvania, but came to Crawford county in childhood with his parents and has resided here ever since. He was a man of unusual intelligence, a practical man of affairs, energetic, earnest and successful in all his undertakings. His probity, business capacity and genial disposition commanded the confidence and regard of his neighbors, and he occupied among them many positions of trust.
At the time of his death he was president of the Crawford County Agricultural Society and was a candidate on the republican ticket for trustee of Liberty township. He was in comfortable financial circumstances and leaves his family well provided for.
A few days ago Mr. Keller contracted a severe cold, which soon developed into pneumonia. Monday Dr. Fitzsimmons was called in consultation with Dr. Virtue, but though he was very sick they thought a safe recovery assured. In the evening however his disease took a turn for the worse, and as above stated death relieved his sufferings at midnight. The funeral occurred at the Salem church, one mile east of Sulphur Springs, on Thursday morning at ten o'clock, Rev. Richards conducting the services. Interment in the Salem graveyard. In his death the county loses one of its best citizens--a loving husband, a kind father, a good neighbor, and a thoroughly upright and useful man. May he rest in peace.


Wednesday, the 27 inst. at 2 a.m., death ended the sufferings of Mrs. Gottlieb Kibler. The deceased, a daughter of the late Michael and Catherine Loyer, was born December 19, 1832, in the village of Steinbach, district of Backenang, Wurtemberg, Germany. In the summer of 1837, the five year old girl, together with her parents, immigrated and settled in Liberty township, Crawford county, O.

On the 11th, of October, 1855, she was united in holy wedlock by the late Rev. Michaelis, of Sulphur Springs, with Gottlieb Kibler, who also was born in Steinbach, Germany. Mrs. Kibler had no children of her own but became the foster mother of three orphans, a niece and nephew on her husband's side, and a sister's son.

This latter is Dr. A. E. Loyer, of this place; the former are Mrs. Adam Fisher, west of town, and her brother, Jno. Schieber, who died at the age of sixteen. Mrs. Kibler's more than eight year's ailment was caused by cancer. Since February, nearly nine months, she has been bedfast.

Deceased was a consistent and devoted member of St. John's Lutheran church and active in the Lutheran ladies' society. She reached the age of 64 yrs., 10 mos. and 8 das.

Funeral takes place this forenoon, interment following at the Lutheran cemetery.

Resolutions of Condolence.

Whereas, it has pleased the Lord to take from this mortal state our beloved sister and member of our society, Mrs. Caroline Kibler,

BE IT RESOLVED That we hereby express our sorrow regarding her departure as also our sympathy with the mourners;
That we also give expression to our joyful belief that our sister was ready to depart and has gone borne in peace;
That we praise the mercy of God, who has delivered her from long, and great suffering;
That we finally thank God for every good which He has done for and through our departed sister.                                                    Signed in the Lutheran Ladies' Aid Society. COM.


Emma Matilda, daughter of John F. and Sibilla Kibler of this place, departed this life on the evening of the 22nd inst. She was born April 1, 1878, in Chatfield township. In her infancy she became, by baptism, a member of the Christian church. In 1880 she came with her parents to New Washington. On the 29th of May, 1892, she was confirmed in St. John's Ev. Lutheran church by the present pastor. Miss Kibler was mostly at her parental home, assisting in doing housework, yet she will he missed by many friends outside of her home and family. Since the 6th of this month she was bedfast. Death was caused by a complication of inflammatory rheumatism, flying neuralgia and heart trouble. Deceased reached the age of 18 yrs., 3 mos. and 21 das. Besides her sorrow-stricken parents, four brothers--William, Frederick, Louis and Henry--are left to mourn her loss. On Sunday, the 26th inst., the remains were interred in the Lutheran cemetery and services were held, conducted by Rev. Ph. Ebert, a large concourse of people being present. The bereaved parents desire, through the columns of the HERALD, to extend their heartfelt thanks to neighbors and friends who so kindly assisted them during the time of their daughter's sickness and afterwards. (By request the following lines are published in memory of the late Emma Kibler:)

The voice is hushed, the form is cold,
The happy smile is gone
Of one who was the only girl,
Alas, - "the only one!"
Four brothers were so proud of her,
Whose vict'ry now is won.
Their only sister - was she not?
Alas - "the only one!"
Yet, if there had been more like her,
They would have given none;
Parents and brothers should have tho't
Each girl - "the only one."
Oh, who'll heal the bleeding wounds?
Thou, Christ, - and Thou, alone,
The propitiation for our sins,
Thou art - "the only One."
Grant us, thy grace that we who mourn
For this beloved one
May follow her that she may not;
Remain - "the only one."


New Washington Woman, 85, Still Working As Bookkeeper; Plans Retirement Soon

NEW WASHINGTON, Mar. 5--Fifty-seven years of steady work with one company are soon to draw to a close for Miss Louise M. Kibler, a pleasant and efficient New Washington lady who is 85 years young and who will be 86 come July 20.
Although she officially announced, her resignation from the office of the S. J. Kibler & Brothers company, New Washington dealers in tallow, hides and pelts, at the firm's recent annual meeting, Miss Kibler is still working away at her job, and plans to do so for a short time yet before she really retires for a little well-earned leisure.
It was on March 11, 1892 that Miss Kibler, then 28, began work as a bookkeeper for the firm. Just out of business school--she graduated from a business course at Michigan Normal school in Ypsilanti, Mich. in 1891--she joined her brothers, S. J. and J. W. Kibler, in the operation of the business.

Is Treasurer

Although Miss Kibler became treasurer of the firm 24 years ago, in 1925, and has served in that capacity ever since, she still continues her earlier work of keeping the company's books. Although well along in years, she is still spry and wears glasses only while at work: however, failing eyesight occasioned her resignation. She is believed to be one of the oldest women still at work in this area.
While many memories of early New Washington are in her mind, and she has seen many changes as her years of work rolled by, Miss Kibler remembers perhaps most vividly the early days of her work, when she had to take telegraph messages to a nearby railroad tower for dispatching, as the new invention, the telephone, was still a rare instrument in those days.

Former Teacher

Miss Kibler has the distinction of being one of the eight graduates of the first class of New Washington High school to receive diplomas. She also is a former New Washington school teacher; after taking a summer course of instruction at Ohio Northern university she taught the third and fourth grades here for seven years.
She has also been a church school teacher in her time, and is a member of St. John's Lutheran church and its Ladies' Society. She resides on East Main street with a housekeeper who also drives her automobile for her, and is well known among village residents.
Since the death of her brothers, Miss Kibler has worked for two of her nephews, A. G. and M. M. Kibler, who now operate the firm. A. G. Kibler is the company president.


FLORENCE LYDIA, daughter of J. F. and Ida M. Kimerline, was born at New Washington Ohio, Feb. 2, 1883, was baptized by Rev I. Beebe, Oct. 24, 1884 died March 19, 1899, aged 7 yrs., 4 mo., 2 da.

CLIFFORD DALE, son of J. F. and Ida M. Kimerline was born at New Washington, Ohio June 8 1884, was baptized by Rev. I. Beebe Oct. 24, 1884, died, March 20, 1890, aged 5 yrs., 9 mo. 12 da.

In the death of Florence and Dale, not only the bereft household feel a great loss, but the community also. They were bright and intelligent children. They possessed religious intelligence even beyond their years. They would at times talk of heaven as though it were a familiar place to them. During her illness, Florence on one occasion, began to utter her prayer at midnight. They were both praying children. They have gone out of the walks of life; gone out of their pleasant earthly home, and we shall never more in this life be blest with their beautiful living forms and sweet presence! Death has destroyed their physical organization but Christ hath abolished death, and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. Death has no sting, and the grave has no victory; it only holds the caskets that once contained the jewels. Death was only the gateway through which their spirits ascended to God. They now share fully in the glorified bliss of heaven. Their companions are the Angels, and the vast armies of sweet children that have gone to climes celestial; and are in full possession of eternal life Their removal from all uncertainty, sickness, pain, sorrow, change and evil, and the place they occupy in heaven, the grand capacities and possibilities of life opened to them, afford the afflicted parents much consolation, and remove the anguish from their early departure. Clad in garments whiter than snow, they sing with sweeter voice than has e'er been, heard on earth, and bear a vocal part in that grand symphony of heaven: "Unto Him that loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and hath made us kings and priests unto God and His Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen." The funeral service was held at the house, and their remains were laid away side by side in one grave in the New Washington cemetery.


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New Washington O.

Supt. and Mrs. Kimerline
DEAR BROTHER AND SISTER: With profound sorrow we learned of the death of your dear children, Flossie and Dale. Our hearts are full of sorrow for you in your great affliction. We realize fully how cold all words of sympathy are to the bereaved heart; yet we cannot refrain from offering our most sincere and heartfelt sympathy. A house of joy and happiness has been transformed into one of sorrow and mourning. You do not mourn alone. The school and community mourn with you. There is joy in knowing that you have two little angels in Heaven, who call you papa and mamma. Your darlings have returned to the God who gave them, pure, and untainted by the world's temptations and sins. May God bless and comfort you! With feelings of the deepest sympathy, as teachers, we remain       Yours very sincerely,


March 20, 1890

Whereas, It has been the pleasure of Almighty God to remove from our society and school on March 19, 1890, one of its brightest young members in the person of little Flossie Kimerline, therefore be it
Resolved, That we, as members of the Excelsior literary society, though humbly bowing to the Will of the Maker, express our deepest regret and extreme sorrow in the loss of our dear member, who was highly esteemed for her modest and kind disposition to others,
Resolved, That we extend our warmest sympathy to the bereft family in this their sad and double affliction. Conscious of the extreme grief which they endure over the loss of a bright and obedient daughter, we can speak no greater words of condolence than that He who doeth all things for the best, will guide and comfort them,
Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be presented to the bereaved family, that they shall be recorded in the journal of this Society and that the same be published in the New Washington HERALD.

Committee - AMANDA HIGH


Inasmuch as it has pleased Almighty God to remove from our Sabbath School and midst, a dear pupil and loving associate, Flossie Kimerline, to the home above, therefore be it
Resolved, That, though we humbly submit to the divine Will, we nevertheless, deeply feel the great loss of a dear associate, a faithful little worker and a true christian friend, in her early departure; while we rejoice in the spirit she has received the reward of a true believer in Jesus above, we nevertheless mourn her loss with profoundest sorrow,
Resolved, That we assure the bereaved family of our heartfelt sympathy; that they be furnished with a copy of these resolutions, that the same shall be recorded in the Secretary's book of the M. E. S. S. and be published in the HERALD.

Committee - AMANDA HIGH

On the day of the funeral of Flossie and Dale the schools were closed out of respect to Supt. Kimerline. The building was appropriately draped and the bell tolled as the procession, including several departments of the school, advanced to the cemetery. Many beautiful floral tributes were presented by sympathizing friends. This Friday, memorial exercises are being held by the schools in honor of Flossie. In loving remembrance will we cherish Flossie and Dale.


J. F. Kimerline, L. J. Kimerline and wife, and J. W. Derr were at Wooster last Friday in attendance at the funeral of John A. Kimerline, a brother of J. F. and L. J. Deceased died at Cleveland on Wednesday, December 28, 1888, aged 40 years; and was taken to Wooster, the home of his boyhood, for burial. For many months he had been a patient sufferer of pain seemingly beyond endurance, but finally fell a victim to the fatal disease, consumption of the bowels. Deceased was well known by many at this place, having been a resident of this town for a number of years, who are sorry to learn the sad news of his departure hence. Such as knew him speak of him as a good natured, whole-souled and an industrious man. The following concerning his death we clip from the Wayne County Democrat:

John A. Kimerline, aged 40 years, died in Cleveland last Wednesday morning, after months of severe suffering from that disease, consumption of the bowels. He formerly lived in Wooster, but for the past 16 years has been a resident of Cleveland. He was a generous and popular man, well liked by all who knew him. On Friday the remains were brought to Wooster for burial in Oak Grove Cemetery. The funeral took place that afternoon from the home of County Recorder Schuch; the services were conducted by Rev. Dieterly, Pastor of the German Lutheran Church.


John Wesley King was born Oct. 23, 1837 in Bloom township, Seneca county, Ohio, and was married Oct. 13, 1859 to Elizabeth Pugh of Lykens township, and died Oct. 1, 1896, aged 58 years, 11 months, 7 days. He has been a resident of Crawford county since his marriage except 15 years in Huron county. He leaves to mourn his departure, his companion, one daughter and three sons, one daughter, Mrs. Mary Lindsey preceded him to the spirit world about thirteen months. He has seven grand children. Two sisters, Mrs. Jane Watson and Mrs. Mary Spitler of Bloomville are thus bereft of a loving brother. His sickness of about a years duration was borne with cheerfulness and patience, and toward the close of life "desired to depart and be with Christ which is far better." Appropriate funeral services were held in M. E. church at New Washington, Sermon by Rev. T. L. McConnell from 2 Con, 5 chapter, 1 verse after which the remains were laid to rest in the village cemetery. He was an affectionate husband and father, a kind friend and neighbor, but has gone from his place and shall not return. He has gone from our number to await the coming to that beautiful home of the soul of the loved ones left behind.


Mrs. Catherine Klein, wife of Jacob F. Klein, 2 miles northwest of this place, died suddenly on June 13, at her residence. She was born at Gilserberg, in Kurhessen, Germany. She has been an old resident in our township as she has also been a faithful member of the Lutheran church of this place. Mother Klein's health has been gradually failing. She was subject to heart trouble and a stroke caused her unexpected departure. Deceased leaves to mourn her death, besides her husband, 2 sons, 3 daughters, 15 grand and 2 great grandchildren, one son having preceded her to eternity. Her age was 69 yrs., 1 mo., 6 da. Interment on the 15th inst. in the Lutheran graveyard.



Mrs. Elizabeth Regine Klein, nee Schwaab, was born Dec. 10, 1818, in Freudenstein, Maulbronn Wuertemberg. At the age of 10 she, with her parents, immigrated to this country and lived in Perry county, Pa., for the period of 7 years. She married on Dec. 15, 1842, John Klein, residing near our town. Since Dec. 1881, she was a widow and lived with her children, John Klein and Mrs. George Rang alternately. For years the deceased has been suffering with some inward trouble. The last 15 weeks her pains became intense. She died peacefully on Sept. 16th, leaving 3 children and 12 grand-children to mourn her death. Her interment in the Lutheran graveyard took place last Tuesday.


Margareth Klein, deceased, was the daughter of Adam and Elizabeth High and was born Oct. 16, 1824, in Langwidden, Rhenish Bavaria. In the same year, Oct. 25th, she was introduced by infant baptism into the kingdom of God. At the age of 9 years, in 1833 she emigrated to America in company with her family. In l840, at the age of 16, she was confirmed in the old log church, in which the Lutherans of tbis place formerly worshiped, by Rev. Krauss,and she kept her confirmation vow inviolate to her last breath. June 26, 1845 she was married to Conrad Klein, who died Dec. 14, 1886. This union was blessed with 6 children, five of whom are still living to mourn the death of a kind and affectionate mother. Deceased also lived to see 25 grandchildren added to her progeny, 18 of whom are yet living. Deceased has been a long-timed sufferer, and when the cause of her suffering was finally declared to be cancer of the stomach, her only hope of release was death. For this, too, she longed and prayed, and yet patiently awaiting the summons from on high. About last Christmas she took to her bed and virtually left it no more until loving hands bore her to her final resting place. God's word was her dying pillow and on it she sleeps the sleep of death to await the resurrection morn. She died Sunday, Oct. 7, five minutes before midnight. The funeral took place from the Ev. Luth. church, a large concourse of mourning relatives and friends following the corpse to its final resting place. The undersigned preached the funeral sermon from Math. 7, 24-28.
In conclusion I am authorized to bespeak the gratitude of the bereaved relatives to all friends and neighbors for their kind consolation and help tendered the deceased and family in the time of their deep sorrow.

H. P. DANNECKER          

A Brief Sketch Of the Life of ISAAC KLOPFENSTEIN.

The icy hand of death again visited in the village of Sulphur Springs and selected for its victim Isaac Klopfenstein, Sr., an able and honored business man, a good citizen and a devout christian. Judging from the deceased's actions a week previous to the accident, we conclude that death had been ex- pected, yet its suddenness was a blow to this village and cast a shadow of gloom over the entire county when word came bearing the awful news. As the words, "Isaac Klopfenstein fell from a load of hay and is killed," sped from quivering lip to lip, strong men stood spell bound and could not accept the truth.


On Thursday, July 22nd, Mr. Klopfenstein accompanied by his hands left for the hay field, north of this village, at about 1 o'clock and loaded two heavy loads of hay, brought them to Sulphur Springs at, about 3:30 purposing to unload them at what is known as the Crawford County horse barn. Frank Caris, a son-in-law, was driving in the lead, Mr. K. following some ten or fifteen rods behind. Since the barn is provided with a track and so arranged that the unloading must be done from the north end, Caris drove up along the side of the barn, stopped in front of the door and stepped inside the mow to get things ready to unload. Caris says he did not look out but heard Mr. Klopfenstein drive up until the team was behind his (Caris) load and heard him say "whoa," and the team stopped. By all appearances Mr. Klopfenstein then wrapped the lines around the upright and started to get off to unload Caris's load and in the act must have fallen behind the left horse, limbs to the north, scaring the team, which turned to the north pulling the front wheel of the wagon over the shoulder and breast; at this time, no doubt, Mr. Klopfenstein said his last words "O, my God." The hind wheel then came, passed over his neck, jaw and head, breaking the neck, one side of jaw and skull; the left side of jaw was dislocated and pushed up into the head. This, no doubt, is as near a correct a report of the accident as can be obtained since no one really saw the happening until it was done.


Isaac Klopfenstein was born in Polk township, this county, on the 10th day of March, 1837. His parents, Abraham Klopfenstein and Elizabeth Klopfenstein, nee Reiter, came to this country from Switzerland in 1829. His father died when Isaac was only 9 years old, leaving a widow with, three children, Mary, Elizabeth and Isaac, to struggle for themselves. Isaac remained at home with his mother until he was 14 years old, when he started out to seek what the world had in store for him. He married Mary Bittikofer February 5, 1854, to which union ten children were born, seven of whom are still living. They are Abraham, John, Isaac, Mary, Catharine, Emma, and Amanda.

He turned his hand to many different vocations in life and was successful in all. Yet as a stock dealer and farmer he was very successful. He began dealing in stock in 1860, since which time he has bought more stock, made more turns in business than any man in the country. He acted on two mottoes, "Honesty is the best policy" and "A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches," and by so doing has been bountifully rewarded by his Maker. As a stock dealer he came in contact with many men from whose remarks we gleaned his mottoes. He shipped most of his stock to Mr. Hazelwood, a broker at Pittsburg, Pa., and what is very surprising to this community is that the latter gentleman came all the way from Pittsburg to attend his friend's funeral. "True friendship goes to the grave."

His funeral was the largest ever held in this village and community. The sermon was preached by Rev. Wettach of Tiffin and A. B. Stoner, of Sulphur Spring. We thus lose one of our foremost business men, a good citizen and a devout christian.                                                            A NEPHEW.          

Killed in a Runaway

A telephone message was received here late yesterday announcing the tragic death of Isaac Klopfenstein at Sulphur Springs, Liberty township. Mr. Klopfenstein was hauling hay, and while going in with a load his hordes took fright and ran away. He was thrown from the load and killed.

Isaac Klopfenstein was born in Polk township March 10, 1837, his age being 60 years, 4 months and 12 days. He was a farmer and stock dealer, well posted and intelligent. He owns farms in Liberty, Chatfield, Sandusky and Bucyrus townships. His energy and ambition were well illustrated when after his marriage he went to school with his children to secure sufficient education for his business. He was very successful and highly respected. He leaves a large family.


William Koehler was born on the 20th of January, 1812 at Gilserberg, District of Treissa in Kurhessen, Germany. He emigrated in 1833 and lived 2 years in Stark County, Ohio. While there he was an industrious carpenter. He, however, preferred farming and in order to follow this pursuit moved to Cranberry township, Crawford County, Ohio. A number of years ago Mr. Koehler retired from active work and took his final abode in New Washington. The deceased was married twice, the second time with Miss Louisa Huber. This union was blessed with four children, 3 of whom, a girl and two boys, preceded their father to eternity. The deceased enjoyed generally good health until of late years. Old age was propably the main cause of his death which occurred April 24, 1892. The burial took place on Tuesday the 26th inst. under the auspices of St. John's German Lutheran church of which Mr. Koehler has been a faithful member. His widow and son, Wm., survive him, also 1 step-brother and three step-sisters, besides numerous distant relatives.

D. E.


Mrs. Anna Mary Krafft, daughter of Jno. Geo. and Anna Mary Weber, died August 6, 1896, in consequence of a tumor. She was born in Buggingen, Baden on the 16 of April, 1833, hence reached the age of 63 yrs. 3 mos. and 21 days. She carne over to this country together with parents, brothers and sisters in 1851 and they settled on the same place which for 16 years past has been the Krafft farm in Cranberry township. The marriage of Miss Weber to Mr. Isaac Krafft took place in 1858. This union was blessed with 3 children, two of whom, George and Mary are surviving. Mrs. Krafft was a consistent member of the Lutheran church and the St. John's cong. at New Washington. How much she was thought of was evident from the large attendance at her funeral. Services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. D. Ph. Ebert at the Tabor church. Interment took place at Bucyrus, Oakland cemetery. The choir of the St. John's congregation of New Washington, furnished appropriate music at house, church and cemetery.

An Old Veteran Passes Away

Joseph Kreim who resided about 1 1/2 miles southwest of this place, died last Tuesday morning aged 73 yrs., 6 mos. and 8 das. The deceased was born in Bohemia, Germany. He was a veteran of the Civil war. Funeral Services were held at St. Bernard's church yesterday forenoon, conducted by Rev. J. G. Vogt, after which the remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery.

Body of Gottleib Kuebler Found in a Barn in Cass Township

The dead body of a man who looked to be between 45 and 50 years of age was found in a barn belonging to Levi Dick, about six and a half miles east of Plymouth, Monday afternoon at two o'clock by Mr. Dick, who resides about a quarter of a mile front where the body was found. He had not had occasion to visit the barn on this part of the farm very recently, and when he was there Monday afternoon he made the discovery of the man's body while he was in a hay mow. He thought at first that the stranger was only sleeping, but on going up to him Mr. Dick found that he was dead. Near the body were some brushes, etc., which showed that the man had been a painter.

Mr. Dick at once drove to Plymouth where Infirmary Director McIntyre was informed of the matter. Mr. McIntyre called up Coroner Bushnell by phone and notified him of the case to be investigated. The coroner,accompanied by Constable Winters, went to the scene. He found that the man had been dead for some time, at least two weeks and possibly longer.

From an identification card in a memorandum book on the dead man's person it was found that his name is Gottlieb Kuebler, of Bucyrus, and instructions were given that in case of accident or death John Kuebler, of New Washington, was to be notified. Another paper was a recommendation of Gottlieb Kuebler from George Bohley, a painter and paper hanger, of Ft. Wayne, Ind., stating that Kuebler had been a sober, industrious workman, etc.

Kuebler was a heavy set man, five feet six inches in height and had iron grey hair and mustache. He had on warm underclothes, six shirts, two pairs of trowsers(sic) and a coat and vest. Among his other effects were a razor and a Hartford watch, the number of which was 928,356. The case number was 61,836. The toes of the foot had been amputated at the instep. The coroner made a careful examination of the body, and will bring in the verdict that death was due to some unknown cause, but that it was a natural death. No marks of violence were found on the body. Kuebler had some medicine which he had evidently taken for stomach trouble and the condition of the body showed that it had been poorly nourished.

He had probably been ill, cold, over exposed and wet when he went into the barn for shelter. The coroner examined three witnesses Levi Dick, W. A. Mclntyre and Hiram Beckwith, and this morning the remains were taken to George Sutter's undertaking establishment at Shelby to be prepared for burial. The infirmary directors of Crawford county met Infirmary Director McIntyre, of this county, at Shelby, this afternoon to arrange for the disposition of the body, the friends of the dead man will be notified of his death.

It was thought by some that the man was frozen to death, but, it is more likely that he was sick and broken physically and died as the result of his ailments. So far as was learned he has no wife or family, but is said to be well connected. --Telegraph.

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Frozen to Death.

A telephone message received at this place last Monday to John F. Kibler informed him that his brother, Gottlieb, was found dead in a barn between Shelby and Plymouth. The deceased was an inmate of the county infirmary and about three weeks ago was at this place the guest of his brother, John. He left this place intending to go to Pennsylvania to resume his old trade, that of a painter. It is thought that he had been dead several days before found, The deceased was 50 years and 1 month old, was born in Wuertemburg, Wynesberg county, Germany. Several brothers and sisters in this vicinity and Bucyrus survive him. The body was removed from Shelby last Tuesday afternoon and the funeral took place at the infirmary, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.


Lauerman-Sheibley and Miller-Sheibley

Last Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock a double wedding was witnessed at St. Bernard's church. The contracting parties were J. M. Lauerman, of Hammond, Ind., and Miss Fannie Sheibley and Joseph Miller, of Landeck, Ohio, and Miss Maggie Sheibley. The brides are daughters of Supt. and Mrs. Sheibley, of the County Infirmary and are very estimable young ladies. The bridal procession arrived at the church at the appointed hour, the Lauerman-Sheibley couple being attended by Matt Sheibley, brother of the bride, and Miss Mary Kean, of Delphos; the Miller-Sheibley couple was attended by John Sheibley, brother of the bride, and Miss Mary Miller, sister of the groom, of Landeck. The bridal pairs were appropriately attired and passed through the details of the ceremony, in which Rev. J. G, Vogt officiated, with grace and entire composure; apparently entirely oblivious to the fact, that the eyes Of a large congregation were constantly upon them. After the ceremony the bridal parties, attendants and a few near relatives repaired to the residence on the Sheibley farm east of this place where the day was given to joyous mirth in celebration of the double wedding. All of the Sheibley family were present on the occasion, save one who was kept away on account of sickness. Among those present from abroad were Supt. and Mrs. Sheibley of the County Infirmary, parents, and Mrs. Joseph Miller and Mrs. F. A. Goodman, of Akron, sisters of the brides. The newly wedded pairs will begin house-keeping at once at the respective homes of the grooms. The HERALD extends good wishes.



A very pretty home wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Leonhart residing 2 miles west of this place on Wednesday evening, February 21, 1900, at seven o'clock p.m., when their daughter, Matilda L. was united in marriage to C. W. Foster residing in Mansfield.
Promptly at the appointed hour the contracting parties entered the room which was tastefully decorated with roses, carnations and smilax to the sweet strains of a wedding march played by Miss Minnie Marlow where Rev. D. Ph. Ebert performed the ceremony which made them man and wife. The bride was tastefully dressed in a white swiss dress and carried white and pink carnations. The groom was dressed in the conventional black. About 55 guests responded to the invitations and were received by Mr. and Mrs. John Leonhart at their beautiful home to witness the marriage of their daughter.
Congratulations and good wishes were many and gracefully received, after which an elegant wedding supper was served. The bride is a very popular young lady and is held in high esteem. The groom is an industrious and prosperous young man. They will go to housekeeping in the near future taking up their residence, in Mansfield where the groom is well employed.
The following from a distance were present: Mr. and Mrs. George Leach, Miss Minnie Marlow, Vencin Loader, Mrs. Joanna (..?...), Miss Mary Warner and L. H. Dermott, all of Mansfield and the brides brothers, sisters and a host of other invited friends.


On Thursday evening, February 22, 1900 at eight o'clock p. m., Miss Emma Leonhart youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Leonhart was united in marriage to W. A. Gangluff residing north west of this place. Promptly at the appointed hour the contracting parties entered the room to the sweet strains of a wedding march played by Miss Minnie Marlow where Rev. D. Ph. Ebert performed the ceremony which made them man and wifo. The bride was tastefully dressed in a white swiss dress and carried white and pink carnations. The groom was dressed in the conventional black. About 55 guests were present and everything being arranged the same as the preceding evening. They received many beautiful and costly presents. Mr. and Mrs. Gangluff will go to house- keeping on the farm of John Leonhart's recently purchased of Mr. Leiminstoll. The HERALD wishes the contracting parties a long and happy life.


John G. Leonhart was born March 3 1810 in Urweiter Alsace and was baptized the same day. He was confirmed in the Lutheran faith in 1824 and has since, we believe, been a consistent member of that church. On April 3, 1833 he was married to Margarette Zaebst who survives him. The same year he moved to America and settled in Stark county, this State, at which place he lived 4 yrs. He then moved to Chatfield Township, Crawford county, where he has lived ever since till God has seen fit to call him hence. He leaves 6 children, 8 having preceeded him to the spirit world, 47 grand children, and 9 great grand children. Deceased departed this life Dec. 8, 1886, aged 76 yrs. 6 mo 9 days. He was buried from St. John's church of this place this morning where a concourse of people followed the remains to the grave.


Mary, daughter of Wesley and Elizabeth King, was born in Huron County, Ohio, July 5,1870, died Aug. 17, 1895, aged 25 years, 1 month and 12 days. Married May 27, 1893 to Chas. H. Lindsay. Was converted at Cranberry Chapel under the labors of Rev. L. Rothrock in January, 1890, and united with the United Brethren church at Chicago Junction. She has been a sufferer from that dread disease, consumption, for about one year, during which time all was done by physicians and loving friends to alleviate her sufferings and restore her, but she slowly faded until death claimed her. She endured her affliction with resignation and when nearing the Jordan of death calmly bade her friends Good-bye with the injunction to meet her in that better land where death never comes. She leaves a little daughter, aged 14 months, a husband, father, mother, three brothers, 1 sister and many friends to mourn her early departure.


Mary Tooker was born November 19, 1820, in Pennsylvania, and moved with her parents to Mansfield when it had only one log cabin. She was united in marriage with James Ferguson, September 15, 1842, who died August 9, 1843. To their union was born one son.

She married John S. Lyons, August 9, 1949, (?) and moved to Crawford county on the farm where she died. To their union were born five sons and two daughters. John S. Lyons departed this life, Sep- tember 4, 1878, leaving her alone again. About 57 years ago Mother Lyons embraced Christ as the only way for salvation and united with the Methodist church.

She has lived a lonesome life of twenty-two year, trusting in the good Lord who had promised her a home of rest which we believe she has gained. She leaves seven children to mourn the loss of a kind mother, five sons and two daughters. One son and two husbands have proceeded her to the spirit world. She leaves six brothers, one sister and eight grandchildren, besides many friends.

Mother Lyons has been a sufferer from paralysis for over four years, almost two years being helpless. March 23, 1900 God in his infinite mercy relieved her of all pain, her age being 75 years, 4 months and 4 days at death. Although, it is hard to part with mother, yet we do; not part sorrowing, knowing that we can meet her where sorrow never comes.

While lying on her death bed she told her son John that she was going right into the Kingdom of Heaven, asking him to meet her there. She bore her sufferings with patience to the last, trusting in her blessed Lord. This mother's eyes are closed to this world and her spirit eyes opened in the beyond, now looking for her children to meet her in Heaven.

The funeral was held in the Tabor church, conducted by her pastor, Rev. O. Lyons.

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Mary Lyons, nee Tooker, was born in Pennsylvania, November 19, 1820, and moved to Mansfield with her parents when two years old. At that time only one log cabin had been built in Mansfield. She was united in holy matrimony with James Ferguson, September 15, 1842. To this union one son was born. James Ferguson died August 9, 1843, leaving her alone. After living a widow for six years she was united in holy matrimony to John S. Lyons, August 9, 1849, moving to the farm in Crawford county, where she lived until her death. To this union were born five sons, and two daughters, John S. Lyons departed this life September 4, 1878, leaving her alone again. One son and two husbands have proceeded her to the spirit world. She leaves seven children, five sons and two daughters, one sister, six brothers, eight grand-children and six great grand-children to mourn the loss of a kind mother, grandma and sister.

She embraced religion of our blessed Savior about fifty-seven years ago and united with the Methodist church dieing in the faith of Him who had promised her a home of rest where sickness and death never comes. She has been a sufferer of paralysis for over four years being almost helpless but bearing all things with patience to the end. On March 23, 1900, at 12 o'clock she was relieved of all pain. She reached the age of 79 yrs., 4 mos. and 4 das. Although it is hard to part with mother we do not part sorrowing knowing we can meet her where part- ing will be no more.

Funeral service was held at Tabor church. She was one that helped to build the first church at that place when everything was a wilderness. She was a good and kind neighbor always willing to help in time of need. She was conscious until about 12 hours before her death. She was heard asking and pleading with the good Lord to come and take her home. She told her son John that she was going into the Kingdom of Heaven, that all was well with her, asking him to meet her there. The neighborhood has lost one of their old pioneers, only one more being left.

Fifty years ago last August she came to Cranberry township, settling on the farm where she died. Although mother Lyons lived to a good old age still she will be missed. After service at the church, conducted by Rev. O. Lyons, we conveyed her remains to the Union cemetery where it was laid to rest away from the cares and toils of this sinful world to wait the resurrection morn. Peace to her ashes.


Susan (Robinson) Lyons died very suddenly at her home on East Mansfield street last Saturday evening, after an illness of only a half an hour of heart disease, aged 63 yrs., 7 mos., 11 das. The deceased was born Nov. 5 1830 in Perry county, Pa. When she was four years old she came with her parents to Crawford county, Ohio, locating about 1/2 mile north of Waynesburg, where her youth was passed. On December 4, 1848, she was married to Jacob Lyons. They began life together on the farm now occupied by her son, Elijah, which was all woodland at that time. By earnest toil, however, the forest was soon turned into tillable fields. Four children--three sons and one daughter--were the fruit of this union, two of whom preceded her to the spirit world. For 10 years, Mr. and Mrs. Lyons were members of the Presbyterian church, but in 1865, under the pastorate of Rev. Albright they joined the M. E. church, of which both were consistent members until death summoned them to their eternal home. On October 22, 1891 the deceased suffered the loss of her husband. She afterwards bought the beautiful little home on East Mansfield street and made it her home. She was a devout christian, attending the services of the sanctuary with great regularity. The funeral services were held from Goodwill church last Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. W. B. Taggart, a large concourse of people being in attendance. The remains were interred in the Goodwill cemetery. Rest in Peace.

Grandma, thou hast gone and left us,
And our loss we deeply feel.
We know 'tis God that hath bereft us,
And he can all our sorrows heal.
'Tis hard for as to give thee up,
And yet we know we must.
For God saw fit to call thee home,
To live among the just.
The church will also feel her loss,
Another sister's spirit's fled;
Yes, one who loved to bear the cross
Now lies numbered with the dead.
Of all the trials of our youth
This truly was the hardest, one,
To look upon her pallid face
And say, "Dear Lord, thy will be done."



Margaret Stewart was born Sept. 24, 1823 in Richland county, Ohio. Was married to John Mahon Sept. 1, 1842. Lived in Ricland county till March 24, 1853 at which time they moved to immediate vicinity and have remained here ever since. In the spring of 1883 her husband died and left her a widow. A few weeks ago she was prostrated and on the morn of December 2, the Lord saw fit to call her from her sufferings here and she passed away making her 70 yr., 2 mo., and 8 da., old. She joined church in her early life and was a member for over 50 years; and died in the triumph of the Christian faith. Six children--three sons and three daughters--remain to mourn the loss of a loving mother. Funeral services were held from Goodwill church Sunday, Dec. 3, conducted by Rev. W. H. Painter, of Pavonia. A large concourse of people was present to witness the last sad rites of the deceased:

Dear mother has crossed o'er the river,
Has gone with the angels of light,
Yes, gone to that bright land of sunshine
Where day never changes to night.

Old winter with snow-covered mantel,
North winds with their ice-freighted breath,
Hot summers no more can distress her,
No more feel the chill hand of death.

This suffering now is all over,
Her body no more will pain:
She's resting in peace O! so sweetly;
Surely death to dear mother is gain.

Dear friends, could you see her in heaven
So thankful she is that she's there
You'd shed not one tear at her going
But long her rejoicing to share.

I know that you sadly do miss her,
Your home seemeth empty and sad.
You'll listen in vain for her footsteps
And voice, that would make you all glad.

But remember, dear friends, O remember
'Tis sweeter to die than to live
When hours and moments are anguish
Pain comes with each breath we receive,

It robs life of all of its pleasures,
It tears, from our pathway, the flow'rs,
It dims the bright sunbeams around
When suffering only, is ours.

We're traveling the self-same direction
Soon life with us all will be o'er,
Then 'Glory to God in the Highest,'
We'll meet on that beautiful Shore.'



Mrs. R. B. McCammon died at her home in Sandusky township, Saturday morning, at 3 o'clock, aged about 51 years. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, with burial in the Union cemetery, near Sulphur Springs. Her death was due to bright's disease. Her husband, three sons and one daughter are left to mourn her loss. A more extended obituary notice will appear in Friday's issue.

(apparently later issue)
Death of Mrs. McCammon.

Word was received here Satduray(sic) of the death of Mrs. R. B. McCammon, which occurred at her home in Sandusky township that morning, at about three o'clock. Death was caused by heart failure, superinduced by Bright's disease. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon from the Sandusky church, with interment in the Sandusky cemetery.

Mrs. McCammon's maiden name was Sarah E. Stephenson. She was the daughter of John Stephenson, one of the most respected citizens of Sandusky township. Her parents died in 1879, leaving her the only survivor of the family. She was married October 13, 1868, to R. B. McCammon. To them were born three sons and one daughter, who with their father are left to mourn their mother's death.

Mrs. McCammon was a faithful member of the Presbyterian church, holding her membership at Tiro. She was kindly in disposition, a good neighbor, a loving wife and mother, and in all respects a noble woman. Though it was feared her illness might prove fatal, the end came suddenly and unexpectedly, bringing to the household a heartbreaking sorrow, and to all who knew her a deep and lasting regret. Her memory will long remain an inspiration to a pure life and an elevated character. And to husband and children this cherished memory will furnish the highest consolation they can receive in their irreparable bereavement.

(apparently a different newspaper)

Mrs. R. B. McCammon died, at her home in Sandusky township, Saturday morning, February 25, at 3 o'clock, aged 51 years. Funeral services were held at the home, Sunday afternoon, by Rev. F. S. Huggart, pastor of the Presbyterian church at Shelby, followed by the burial in the Sandusky township cemetery.

The services were more in the nature of words of sympathy based on the text found in I Samuel XVIII, 20: Thou shall be missed because thy seat will be empty.

Sarah Elanor Stevens was born in Washington county, Pennsylvania, February 24, 1848 and when seven years of age, moved with her parents to Richland county, this state. After a residence there of two years, they moved to Sandusky township, where the deceased grew to womanhood and was married to Robert B McCammon October 13, 1868. This union was blessed with four children, one daughter and three sons. The daughter is now Mrs. Fry, of Cranberry township, and the oldest son, Edwin M. is engaged in the implement business in Bucyrus; the other sons, John and Milton are at home.

She had been sick for about four months with a complication of diseases but had not been considered serious until the week before her death, her demise being directly caused by heart failure. Mrs. McCammon was a decendent from one of the best families of the county and was a lady of culture and refinement. She united with the Presbyterian church when quite young and was always a faithful member. Her married life was very happy and she reigned in the home circle as a queen. She will be greatly missed by her companion, with whom she spent so many happy years, and her children will miss a mother's love and council, always so gladly and freely given.

Death of Dr. B. W. McKee
Dr. B. W. McKee died at his home Thursday night, March 27, 1890, at 11:30 o'clock. The period of his fatal illness extends over ten weeks. Dr. McKee was born in Wayne county, Ohio, February 8, 1840, commenced the study of medicine in 1865 and was married to Miss Ruvilla Weirich on June 16, 1870. He located at Northfield, Ohio, and after one year's practice he located in DeKalb, and at the expiration of eight years he built a residence in Tiro where he has since resided. On Sunday his home, surrounded by regal forest trees, stripped of the leaves in that hour of distress, were the remains of Dr. McKee. A piece of crape hung on the office door that was always thrown open in hospitable welcome. Over all, within and without, was a deep hush. Two sons were at the side of their weeping mother, then at the side of their father's coffin.
In the autumn of 1889, seeking for rest, he visited his brothers in the west and they were where magical streams pour forth their healing waters. The extent of his danger at that time was not known, except to her whose life was as his own and to physicians who did not conceive it their duty to publish the doctor's ailmeats. He came home, however, to his beloved town and again took up his practice, but only for a short time, as he visited his last patient in January. It can well be said that he was a a gracious, kindly gentleman who treated all who came within his circle with the same rare and exquisite courtesy. He lived and died a christian. No man ever had more of the confidence and affection of the people of his own town than Dr. B. W. McKee. He daily practiced the greatest of all virtues, charity. There are many left behind who today miss his generous heart and open hand. All along the pathway of his life are scattered jewels of charity that will be gathered home by the angels of eternity. In the busy springtime of death there was gathered home no nobler spirit, no higher intelligence, no fairer soul. He died as he lived; calmly and serenely.
Like a shadow thrown,
Softly and sweetly from a passing cloud,
Death fell upon him.

The hour for the funeral services was at 11 o'clock Sunday at the United Presbyterian church. Rev. T. M. Knox spoke very beautifully of Dr. McKee's life. The interment was the Dickson's cemetery.          B.


At the residence of the brides parents Miss Katie Grafmiller was married to Harry McKeehen, of Grand Rapids, Ohio, on Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock, Mayor Cory officiating. Mr. McKeehen, formerly owned the barber shop at this place and has many friends here. Miss Grafmiller has always lived here and is well known by everybody at this place. Mr. McKeehen returned to Grand Rapids yesterday morning. Mrs. McKeehen will remain for a short time after which she will join her husband and begin housekeeping at once.


Frederick Emmet, son of E. C. and Jane McNutt, was born Mar. 30, 1877 and died Dec. 26, 1897, aged 19 years, 8 months, 26 days. Fred was a remarkable boy, and was kind and courteous to all. At the time of his death he lived one mile east of Tiro, though he spent his boyhood near Goodwill. He leaves parents, one sister, one brother, with a large circle of friends to mourn his departure. Funeral services were held at the Lutheran church, in Tiro. Rev. Grau, officiating. Burial at the Oakland cemetery.

Sadly will his schoolmates miss him;
But remember, children dear,
He has only gone to Heaven.
And your turn may soon be here.

May you think whene'er you miss him,
That you'll strive to better be;
And to treat your schoolmates kindly,
For they too may die as he.

Only those who lose their darlings,
Can in sympathy and love
Mingle tears with yours, as parents,
Give them back to God above.

But dear parents, sister, brother,
Know that he is now at rest.
With the God that gave, but took him
To his home among the blest.

I know that you sadly miss him,
Your home seems empty and sad.
You will listen in vain for his footsteps,
And voice, that would make you all glad.


Mrs. Joanna Friederike Michelfelder, widow of Jno. Michelfelder, Sr., died on the 23d inst., at 1 o'clock a. m. Deceased was born in Abstadt, district of Heilbronn, Kingdom of Wurtemberg in Germany, On Jan. 23, 1823. Hence, she reached the age of 75 yrs. and 4 mos. Her parents were Gottfried and Christine Utz, of Abstadt.

She crossed the ocean in 1846, on the ship which also brought him over who was to share with her life's joys and sorrows. She lived at first in Sandusky, Ohio, and came, in 1847, to New Washington, where she was married to Jno. Michelfelder on the 18th of May, of the same year. In September 1891 her husband was taken away. Two of her brothers who lived in Canada, also preceded her to eternity. All her children, 3 sons and 2 daughters, survive. Also 8 grand-children, 1 brother and 1 sister.

For a number of years grandmother Michelfelder's health has been poor, and, according to human reasoning, her end would have come sooner than this. She was baptised and confirmed at the proper age in the Ev. Lutheran church and has been a faithful member of the same, particularly of St. John's congregation here, until her end. She has been a good mother not only to her own children but to all those for whom she could be a help.

"Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from henceforth; yea, saith the Spirit that they rest from their labors and their works do follow them."

Funeral services, conducted by the pastor of the Lutheran church, Rev. D. Ph. Ebert, took place on Wednesday forenoon.


The subject of this sketch was born at Abstadt, district Heilbronn, Kingdom of Wuertunberg, Germany, on Oct. 5, 1818. Having learned the trade of a shoemaker and after sojourning in his native Kingdom and in Switzerland, having acquired the mastership, he carried on his business in the town of his birth with apparent success. In his 29th year, seized by the mighty movement of emigration, he came to America in 1846, chosing Sandusky City as his residence. The desire to be with his kinsfolk and countrymen, however, soon induced him to leave this place in exchange for our town. Mr. Michelfelder came when New Washington was in its first bloom. The deceased lived here as an industrious and esteemed citizens for a period of 45 years. About 10 years ago he withdrew from active business, leaving his trade to his two older sons. Yet, rest he never cared to know, until God suddenly called him away on Monday night, the 14th inst. He reached the age of 72 yrs. 11 mo. 9 da. The departed was joined in holy wedlock with Miss Fredericke Utz, which union was blessed with five children, three sons and two daughters, all of whom together with their sorrowing mother survive him. He also leaves to mourn six grandchildren, two cousins and some other relatives, besides many sincere friends.


A. P. Miller and Amelia Burger join Hands and will enjoy their Honeymoon at Chicago.

Last Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock A. P., the junior member of the popular grocery firm of J. R. & A. P. Miller, and Miss Amelia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Burger, of Auburn township, were united in marriage at St. Mary's church, North Auburn, Rev. J. G. Vogt officiating.
In spite of the inclement weather a large audience had assembled at the church at the appointed hour to witness the marriage ceremony. The bridal pair arrived with Geo. Schmidt, our genial young clothier, and I. F. Miller, brother of the groom, respectively as first and second groomsman, and Miss Tillie Miller, sister of the groom, and Miss Josephine Wechter, respectively as first and second bridesmaid. During the ceremony the contracting parties acted their part with grace and without embarrassment, and this fact coupled with their handsome appearance beautified by a delicately neat attire, made this ceremony brilliant in the extreme and one of pleasure to all who witnessed.
A reception was given in honor of the newly wedded pair at the bride's home after the ceremony; and about eighty guests assembled there in response to invitations to join in the festivities of the occasion. A festive occasion it was indeed. There were tables laden with luxurious delicacies, such as a king would envy; there were brilliant eyes and happy faces; and not a trace of sorrow marred the celebration of this marriage tie.
The young couple was the recipient of showers of congratulations by those present. Numerous congratulatory letters and telegrams were also received. The couple was highly complimented by many valuable and ornamental gifts donated by admiring friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Miller boarded the 9:40 train on the Penna railroad yesterday, accompanied by Geo. Schmidt and Miss Tillie Miller, for Chicago, where they will remain for three or four weeks and celebrate their honeymoon.

Tragic Death of John Miller, While Felling a Tree.

Last Saturday morning John Miller accompanied by Wentz Kripner went to the woods of Joseph Kreim about 1 mile south-west of this place for the purpose of cutting wood. They worked all forenoon and sat down to eat a lunch which was taken with them and immediately began work by cutting down a tree, the falling of which caused the accident resulting in Mr. Miller's sudden and tragic death. When the tree began to fall Mr. Miller told his companion to get out of danger's way and the next time Mr. Kripner saw him Mr. Miller was lying on the ground. Mr. Kripner hurried to him but all attempts to revive him proved futile. Mr. Kripner notified the Kreim family, who at once brought the news to this place. The remains were placed in charge of an undertaker and brought to the deceased's home on the north-east corner of Main and Rossman streets. The limb that struck Mr. Miller was about six inches in diameter and eight feet in length. The skull was not broken but it is thought that death was instantaneous as a result of concussion of the brain--there being profuse bleeding at the mouth, nose and ears.
Deceased was a native of Washington county, Maryland, was 52 yrs., 4 mos., 6 das. old. For many years deceased resided at Lucas, Ohio, moving from that place to New Washington about six or seven years ago. He served in the late war and at the time of his death was on the pension roll. Deceased was married to Cecilia A. Douse in November, 1866, who survives him together with seven children and a host of relatives. Funeral services were held from St. Bernard's church last Tuesday morning after which the remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery north of town. The grief stricken family has the sympathy of the entire community.


Miss Mary Emma Miller, whose demise was given in last weeks issue was born October 25, 1867 and died Feb 8th 1888 shortly before 12 o'clock p.m. Miss Miller was a sufferer of that dreadful disease, consumption, for the last 6 months and her young life became a victim to its terror. She was kind and obedient during health and in her sickness showed great patience. She was loved by all who had formed acquaintance with her. Funeral services were conducted from St Bernard's church by Rev. Vogt on on February 11, 1868, a large concourse of relatives and friends followed the remains to the place of interment.

MILLER, at his residence near Green Springs, O., Jan. 27, 1890,
of Diabetes La Grippe, aged 25 yrs. 6 mo. 4 da.

William J. Miller, the subject of the above notice is a son of J. H. Miller who is well known in this community and whose large circle of friends sympathize with him and his family in their sad bereavement. In the locality where William lived, his friends and neighbors speak of him in endearing terms, saying that he was loved by everyone, which was attested by the large concourse of people who gathered to pay their last respects to the deceased. The services were conducted by Rev. Beneler of the U. B. church and the remains were laid to rest in Bunker Hill cemetery to await the resurrection of the dead.

A Pioneer's Death.

Austin Moherman, of whose death this paper contained an account yesterday, was born on a farm near Youngstown, 0,, and at the time of his death was aged seventy-six years and seven months. He first came to Ashland county with his father in 1830, to examine some land which the elder Moherman had entered in 1814.
They went back to their home shortly afterward, and remained there ten years. Austin Moherman came back to this county in 1840 and settled upon the land above referred to. It is well known now as the Moherman homestead. He was married in 1846 to Hettie E. Waggoner. Of this union them were born twelve children, of whom all but one are living. George Moherman was killed by the cars west of Ashland a few years ago. When Austin Moherinan came to the farm where he spent the rest of his life, he drove through with a team and wagon, built himself a log house and stable and went vigorously to work. By industry and good business qualifications he had amassed considerable property, and was an energetic and honest man.
Funeral services will be held at the Dickey church tomorrow, 12:30 being the hour set for meeting at the house. Rev. E. Loomis, of New Philadelphia, will preach the sermon. Mr. Moherman had many friends who deeply regret his death.

Two Men Struck by Train 4 Last Saturday.
One Instantly Killed, the Other Lingered a few Hours.
The Neighborhood in Sorrow.

Death at all times, and under nearly all circumstances, carries with it a feeling of terror. Those who watch over the bedside of their dying friends, and minister to their every want are seldom prepared for the grim messenger, but when it comes to those in perfect health, without a moment's warning, it is truly appalling and fills all hearts with gloom and terror. Our own community has suffered a terrible calamity, which has carried sorrow to many families and has caused neighbor to ask neighbor, can these things be?
Last Saturday morning George Moherman and Tully Shearer left their homes in excellent health and spirits, their hearts buoyant with hope, and went to near Mansfield, where they went on business to see John Shearer, the uncle of Tully. After attending to their business, they started for home, and as they crossed the N. Y. P. & 0. near the Woodhouse farm in Milton township they were struck by No. 4, the fast train going east, Moherman being killed instantly and Shearer being so severely injured that he died on the day following. The day was cold and no doubt the men were both muffled closely to protect them from the weather; they had the curtains on the sides of the buggy and were possibly unable to hear the approach of the train. On this day, the train was thirty minutes late and this also would make them less cautious as they no doubt supposed the train had gone, but anyhow as they reached the crossing, and no one can ever forget the supreme moment, the train came with a crash and did its bloody work in an instant. Mr. John Eby was just in front of them having met them at Windsor on their way home, and had looked out to see them when at the bridge west of the crossing. His horse barely passed over the crossing and as the train went whizzing by, be loooked out and saw that their buggy had been hit. He quickly hitched his horse and went back and there saw Moherman lying in a ditch, doubled up, a bleeding mass of flesh. He lay him out quickly, but a few gasps and all that was mortal of poor George Moherman had passed away.
When the train struck the buggy Shearer became entangled somewhat in robes and in pieces of the buggy, and was carried on the platform of the engine about one-third of a mile. The train was stopped and he was placed in the car. During this time some other men had walked back to the crossing and as there were several Ashland parties on the train, they were not long in recognizing that the dead man was none other than George Moherman and the wounded man Tully A. Shearer. They were brought to Ashland, and the first intimation that any one here had of the horror was when the train pulled up and the train men and others told the terrible news.
The body of the dead man was laid in the depot and a cot was hastily improved for young Shearer, where medical attention was at once given him. Like wildfire the report was spread through the streets and for a while a dense mass of people stood awe stricken around the depot, and discussing, as people do, the appalling tragedy and its causes. There was universal gloom in heart and face, and there was universal sympathy for the bereaved families. An undertaker took charge of Mr. Moherman's body, and in the evening it was sent to his home, three miles south of town. Mr Shearer was taken to his father's residence on Center street, where every thing that was possible to be done was done, but the injuries were fatal and he passed away at six o'clock on Sunday evening.
A postmortem examination of the body of Mr. Moherman revealed the fact that his head was literally broken to pieces, and that two of the vertebrae of the spine were broken. Death was instantaneous and painless. Shearer is said to have had his back broken and to have been otherwise terribly bruised.
There is a story afloat, with some semblance of truth, that the horse they were driving was running off, as a little boy named Remy saw them and both were holding on the reins and standing up in the buggy, as straight as it would be possible. It may be that the buggy that Mr. Eby was riding in was close to them, and may account for Shearer's talk of "Drive faster" in his delirium. We learn also that the engineer, Jack Pinckney, said that he would not have hit them if the horse had not started to go angling across the track.
Coroner Ambrose came to town with the intention of holding an inquest on the case of the unfortunate men who met their death in so sad a manner, but it was decided not to do so.
George Moherman was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Austin Moherman, and at the time of his death was in his 39th year. He was married 17 years ago to Miss Mattie Gibson, who survives him. Their only child, Arthur, died several years ago, and Mrs. Moherman is now a childless widow. It were useless for us to speak of the good qualities of Mr. Moherman, for where he was best known he was most loved. Genial, frank, open hearted, liberal, honest and faithful, he was admired and respected by every one with whom he was acquainted, or with whom he had dealings. About twenty years ago we became acquainted with him at the Savannah academy, and the friendship formed at that time, steadily grew and reached its climax at the time of death. In all those years we never knew him to be dishonest, deceitful or to perpetrate a mean trick. He was faithful to his friends and on any question he had views of his own, which he did not fear or hesitate to express. There was no trickery in his nature; he walked upright before men and cared not to gain a point by questionable means. He was a good business man and had the confidence of the business public. Born a farmer he engaged for a few years in a business which interested the farmer and he built up an enviable trade, and a reputation for honesty that will be lasting as time. He was elected for two or three years trustee of this township, always running far ahead of his ticket, for he had warm friends outside the bounds of the organization to which he belonged. During this fall he was superintendent of the Ashland Fair Co., and those associated with him know with what fidelity he fulfilled his trust. As a business man he will be missed; as a neighbor he will be mourned, but in the home, Oh! what tongue or pen can tell the anguish that dwells there, for the dutiful son and the faithful husband is gone forever. The fond wife will feel the imprint of the loving kiss he gave her as he left home on Saturday morning, even to her dying day. Time may heal the wounded hearts, but ??ng as we live, the memory of poor George will be with us. Farewell, dear friend, a long farewell.

(See Tully Sherer Obituary)

Despondent from Ill Health.

The sad news quickly spread over town Tuesday just before noon that Mrs. Mae Moore, wife of Will Moore, the well known clerk in J. Brubaker's store, had hanged herself. Mr. and Mrs. Moore live on Cleveland avenue and an investigation verified the rumor and the startling fact of her self destruction. Mrs. Moore has been in ill health for several years and at times her mind became slightly unbalanced. Several times she had intimated that she would not remain here much longer, and her friends interpreted her to mean that she would take her own life. Recently, however, she had been in better health than for a long while and was able to visit and be about considerably. She was kept in the company of some one most or all of the time, however, for fear she might do herself injury. Mr. and Mrs. Moore lived with her step parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Thomas. The latter were both there, but Mrs. Moore went to the barn unperceived and secured a long strap, or line, and a ring. Going to her bedroom upstairs, where a bed was with high posts, she made a noose by slipping the line double through the ring, and fastening one end over the post and adjusting the noose, she allowed herself to hang until she strangled. When found her knees nearly touched the floor. She had been missed about half an hour, when Mrs. Thomas called for her up stairs. There was no reply and Mrs. Thomas went up to her room, only to find her as described. Mr. Thomas was called, who discovered that her pulse was beating faintly, but that action lasted but a short time. Her brother-in-law, Dr. Buchanan, was called, and shortly afterwards, Dr. Hunter, but they were unable to revive her. Her husband, Mr. Moore, who was at Mr. Brubaker's store, was notified, and soon kind and sympathizing friends were extending all the aid possible. Mrs. Moore was about 35 years of age and was the mother of a bright little boy. She had very many friends who extended their help to her while living and now extend their sympathy to her bereaved husband whose grandfather was lying dead at the time of the suicide. Her maiden name was Ebert and she had been married about 11 years. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon.


Jane Mount was born October 7, 1828, in Ireland. She came to this state with her parents when five years of age and settled near Shiloh, Richland county. She was the eldest of a family of five children, two sisters having proceeded her to the better world. In her youthful days Miss Mount was by proffession a school teacher, having taught twenty- seven terms. At an early age she united with the Lutheran church at Shiloh and for over fifty years was a faithful, consistent christian lady. For the past thirty four years she has made her home with her sister and family, three miles north of Tiro, and since the death of that sister, Mrs. Nancy A. Trego, in February 1892, she has been all that a loving, faithful mother could have been in the bereaved home.
(later issue) MOUNT. ...?...hington cor to News:

Jane Mount was born October 7, 1828, in Ireland. She came to this state with her parents when five years of age and settled hear Shiloh, Richland county. She was the eldest of a family of five children,two sisters having proceeded her to the better world. In her youthful days Miss Mount was by proffession a school teacher, having taught twenty-seven terms. At an early age she united with the Lutheran church at Shiloh and for over 50 years was a faithful, consistent christian lady. For the past thirty-four years she has made her home with her sister and family, three miles north of Tiro, and since the death of that sister, Mrs. Nancy A. Trego, in February 1892, she was all that a loving mother could have been in the bereaved home.

The sudden death of her nephew, who was buried, seven weeks ago today, is thought to have hastened her departure, although she suffered intensely for two weeks previous to her death. She was conscious through her entire illness and approached the end with a patient resignation that was beautiful to see. All was done that kind hands and loving hearts could do, but with the distinctly audible words "The river is crossed" and with a prayer on her lips the the light of this long, beautiful christian life went out just as the shades of evening were falling on Thursday, July 19, 1900.

She leaves to mourn her departure one brother, A. Mount, of Shiloh and one sister, Mrs. Fannie Bloom, of Iowa, also a number of nephews and nieces, together with a host of friends. We lose from our midst, from our Sabbath school and church a member that was devoted, constant and true; a home is made desolate by the loss of one who was a faithful sister, a loving, tender aunt, who was all a mother could be. Our loss is beyond remedy. Her gain is everlasting peace, everlasting rest, everlasting life; no more sorrow, no more pain, no more death. It is but a fitting tribute to the departed to say, that she lived a life so full of gentleness and kindness of devotion to God that it cannot but be worthy of our imitation.

All's for the best did we only but know it,
All the sorrow and suffering, anguish and loss.
Tenderly, kindly, God's hand doth bestow it,
Bridging with love the deep chasm across.

Dark are the shadows, foretelling the dawning
Bringing the chariot wheels of the day.
It is always night time before it is morning
Always winter before it is May.

Joy follows close in the footsteps of sorrow
We find not the thorn till the roses we press
But whether it be joy or grief on the morrow,
God's way is the way that is always the best.

(This clipping was of poor quality and has been edited as best I can)

In our issue of the 27th was announced the death of Rev. Joseph A. Murray, D. D., which had occurred on that day. The deceased was so well known in this community and so highly respected for his character and influence, that a more extended sketch of his life will meet the natural inquiries of many.
The deceased was a native of Carlisle, born October 2, 1815. His father, Geo. Murray, although a native of Pittsburg, the first white child born within its limits, held resided for most of his life in Carlisle and was esteemed for his high toned, upright character. His mother Mary, born Denny, was also remarkable for her strength and excellence of character. The subject of this sketch was the youngest of seven children. His early education was acquired in Carlisle, during the latter part of the time as a student in Dickinson College, and be always spoke with affectionate remembrance and interest of Dr. Durbin and the members of the faculty, with whom he enjoyed the pleasantest relations, and for whom be always retained the highest regard. His college course was completed at the Western University of Pennsylvania at Pittsburg from which he was graduated in 1837. He then entered the Western Theological Seminary in Allegheny, from which he was graduated in 1840. During his college and seminary life he was a member of the family of his cousin, Hon. Harmar Denny, of Pittsburg, long its representative in Congress and prominent in National politics of that day, as well as a highly influential citizen of that growing city. Here he enjoyed to a great degree personal acquaintanceship and contact with many of the leading National politicians of the period, of the Whig school. The associations of these years were largely influential in imparting that breadth of character and information which characterized him in all the relations of his future life. Many of the friendships of these early years survived in unbroken interested correspondence, even into the last weeks of his life. Upon graduation at the Theological beminary, he was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Ohio. After preaching for six months at Marion Ohio, he received a unanimous call to become pastor, which he declined. In 1841, during a visit to Carlisle, he received a call to the united congregations of Monaghan (Dillsburg) and Petersburg, which he accepted and was ordained and installed pastor of the same in April 1842. This relation subsisted happily and usefully for about eighteen years. In April 1843 he married Ann Hays Blair, daughter of Andrew Blair, a well known public spirited citizen of Carlisle. She died in 1875, leaving him with an only child, a daughter.
His interest in his charge grew with each year, and the warmth of attachment manifested for him by his people made him unhesitatingly refuse to listen to solicitations elsewhere to positions that would have been considered much more desirable. This resolution in his later year was his pride and his pleasure. During his pastorate the present church edifice was built. Outside of his purely pastoral relations every enterprise promotive of the interests of the town had his active co-operation. For years, at that early period of the common school system, he was a director and president of the board. In recent years his old congregation, desiring to renew as far as possible a formal relation, made him pastor emeritus. In consequence of impaired health he resigned his charge in 1858 and retired to Carlisle. His health subsequently greatly improved, and although he did not feel free to assume the responsibility and active work of a charge, he was almost equally active in supplying churches, filling vacant pulpits and assisting clerical friends. He represented his presbytery in the General Assembly in 1844, 1861, 1865, 1875. On ______ occasion he was chosen by his synod, with Hon. H. W. Williams to defend if necessary a decision of said body, and was a member of the Judicial Committee of that body. In 18_6 he was chosen _____ moderator of the Synod in Harrisburg. At the time of his death, his name was first on the list of the Presbytery of Carlisle as longest in connection with that body. Besides his activity in church affairs his scholarly habits and tastes asserted themselves in a variety of directions. (H)is library grew in numbers and value, and includes many rare books. His fondness for antiquarian research led to the accumulation of much material of great value. But a few years ago he rescued from the ragman's stock M. M. S. and records of great interest in State and National as well as local history. So well were his resources of information and documentary evidence in these respects known, that not only by personal interviews, but by correspondence was information solicited upon a great variety of points..... (NOTE: At this point, this article goes on for three-quarters of a page about his other accomplishments, such as his being a member of the American Philisophical Society of Philadelphia, the Historical Society of Philadelphia, and Numismatic and Antiquarian Society of Philadelphia; that his Alma Mater conferred upon him the degree of Doctor of Divinity in 1869 and that he was a member of its Board of Trustees for many years, and endowed a $3,000 scholarship in it.)..... In 1879 Dr Murray was again married, this time also, to a native of Carlisle, though long a resident of Philadelphia, Miss Lydia Steele Foster, daughter of Crawford Foster. She survives him, and her constant and tender care did much to mitigate the severity of his last illness. He passed to rest quietly and calmly, as one falling asleep, and in his death passed away one of the few remaining gentlemen of the old school. (The article concludes with additional commendations and praises of his honorable character.)

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The funeral of Rev Dr. J. A. Murray who died on Wednesday took place today and was largely attended. A short service was held at the residence of North West street and the body was then removed to the Second Presbyterian Church where a sermon was preached by the Rev Dr. Roofuson,(?) of the Alleghney Theological seminary. Addresses were also made by the Rev Reigert, of Mechanicsburg, Rev. McClead of Bloomfield and Rev. Dr. Norcross, pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church of Carlisle. When the Church services had ended the remains were interred in Ashland cemetery. The carriers were Hon R, (__?) Henderson, David Reside(?), John Iryin(?), John C Eckels(?), of Carlisle, (J/U>oseph Stuart, of South Middleton, and William (_) Reed.

100 Years Old Today, Miss Malinda
Myers Greets Friends at Open House

Miss Malinda Myers celebrated her 100th birthday today. Miss Myers greeted well-wishers today with a smile and a twinkle in her eye that belied her years when open house was held for her at 21 Clark avenue where she makes her home with Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Olds.
Born 100 years ago in a log cabin near the present site of Myers school and former church donated by her family west of Shelby, Miss Myers has made her home in and around Shelby the greater part of her life. One of thirteen children, she is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Myers, pioneers in the county, who died in the 1890s.
Although suffering a broken hip last year which has made her virtually bedfast, Miss Myers is still able to get up for short periods of time and expected to be able to sit up to greet her many friends today. Her health is reasonably good and she still retains an unusually alert mind and nimble fingers. Reading is one of her chief pastimes and those about her marvel at her grasp of current events and ability to comment on them.
During the last year she pursued one of her hobbies and made a cross-stitch rug which she presented to Dr D. Bruce Young, pastor of the Lutheran church where she is a member. Crocheting is another of her handcrafts. For many years she worked in various textile occupations.
Still vivid in her memory are the corduroy roads, the Civil war and the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. She has travelled quite extensively, living for periods of time in Kansas, California and Florida.
She jokingly recalls how the log cabin in which she was born was torn down and reused, but as a wood walk.
She has a simple formula for living to be "a hundred": "Live right and eat what you please." Surprisingly, pie is her favorite food.
The centenarian has the following bit of advice for youth: "Read the Bible, attend church regularly and be honest."
On hand for her celebration today were all four of her nieces who, like relatives and friends alike, call her "Aunt Linda." These nieces are Mrs. Eva Cahill, from Tiro; Mrs. Will Ott, Shelby; Mrs. Charles Pittenger, of Muncie and Mrs. Trenna Sutter of Oakland, California.
She also has five nephews. Among them are three brothers, Roy and Chalmer of Shelby and Oscar Myers of Springfield, 0.; Roy Myers of San Francisco and Frank of Waukegan.
She has made her home for the past four years at the Olds home.
Not in the least daunted by her hundred years, she remarked the other day she felt good for many years to come.


Drowning of Joseph Nejedly.

Joseph, son of John Nejedly, of this place, together with two other companions, met death by drowning in Brady Lake near Ravenna, last Sunday. The trio left Cleveland on an excursion last Sunday, morning for a day's outing in the country. They were bathing in 14 feet of water when they were seized with cramps which rendered them helpless. Their bodies immediately disappeared under the water. The body of Mr. Nejedly was not found until 1 1/2 hours afterward. Mr. Nejedly was a stranger in that vicinity and he was identified by letters found on his person. The remains were brought to this place last Tuesday. Funeral services were held from St. Bernard's church Wednesday morning, conducted by Rev. J. G. Vogt.
Deceased has been an employee in a restaurant at Cleveland, and was in the 25th year of his age.



Lewis Orewiler, one of the old pioneers of this township and county died at his home southeast of this place last Tuesday, aged about 94 yrs. The interment took place at the Union cemetery near Sulphur Springs yesterday.


Caroline Matilda Ovens died at her home near Tiro, April 10, 1893, of heart and dropsical complication, aged 62 years, 1 month and 6 days. The subject of this sketch was a daughter of Israel and Hannah Millard Irwin and was born in Chester county, Pa., March 4,1831, moved with her parents to Crawford county, Ohio, in the spring of 1835. She was united in marriage to James Ovens of Auburn Tp., January 4, 1855. This union was blessed with two sons and two daughters all of whom survive her. There was a life shadow cast on this happy wife by the rude hand of an assassin, June 4, 1862. She was left a widow with her 4 children--the daughters aged 6 and 4, and the sons 2. Her life was devoted to the welfare of her children whom she guarded with tender care. She was a devoted Christian having united with the Lutheran church at Oakland over forty years ago. Her affliction lasted nearly a year during the last few months of which she was unable to walk. Her tender care for her family was reciprocated by her children who did everything within their power to relieve her suffering. She left four children, two sisters, one brother and many friends to keep her in sweet remembrance. Funeral services were held at the Lutheran church at Tiro, discourse by Rev. Gaff from the 86th Psalm and 5th verse. Interment at Oakland cemetery.


A Former Citizen of This Place Dies at his Home in Indiana.

Last Tuesday word was received at this place that Death had chosen a victim in the person of Wm. Platt, at his home in Nappanee, Ind. Mr. Pratt was formerly a citizen of this place, but moved to Nappanee about a dozen years ago. Through his energy and enterprise he gained greatly in favor among the older residents who greatly deplore his demise. He erected a number of buildings, among which is our present planing mill which he operated a number of years.

The history of Mr. Platt reveals a great deal of the early history of New Washington. We may be able to give his obituary next week.


Margaret Powers (nee Snyder) was born in Crawford county, Ohio, Jan. 3, 1829; died at her home 1 mile east of New Washington, October 28,1896; aged 67 years, 9 months, 25 days. On February 15, 1849, she married William Runion, being a resident of Richland county at that time. Some time after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Runion moved to Crawford county locating near New Washington. This union was blessed with six children, two daughters and three sons surviving. Mr. Runion departed this life April 18,1863. In 1894 the deceased married Vollney Powers, who departed this life March 10, 1894. Funeral services will be held from Goodwill church this (Friday) forenoon.


Vollney Powers, who resided 1 mile east of town, was called from his earthly home last Saturday, March 10, 1894, in the 80th year of his age. Mr. Powers had been in feeble health for the past two years. But he bore his suffering with patience and great Christian fortitude. In the death of Mr. Powers Cranberry township loses one of her oldest and most respected citizens. The funeral services were held from Goodwill church last Tuesday, conducted by Rev. B. J. Hoadly, pastor of the M. E. church at Plymouth. The funeral was largely attended, and the vast assemblage very touchingly manifested its profound respect for the deceased.
The following biographical sketch taken from the Directory of Cranberry township will be of interest to our readers:

Vollney Powers is a native of Tompkins township, Adams county, N. Y., is a son of Lemiel and Jane S. Powers and was born in 1814. In 1818 Mr. Powers' parents moved to New Haven, Huron county, Ohio, where his father purchased a farm. He however practiced medicine and rented his farm. This gave young Vollney an opportunity to attend school. His father remained at New Haven until 1826 when he and his family moved to Plymouth and purchased the land on which the east side of Plymouth now stands. He laid out lots and was practically the founder of that city. He entered the Drug business and young Vollney assisted him in this enterprise and attended school as time would permit. Vollney seemed anxious to learn a trade of some kind and his father set up a shop where Vollney became an apprentice at the hatter trade. He worked to this trade for twelve years proving himself quite adept at the business. In 1837 he was married to Miss Mary A. Ream, who departed this life in 1873. This union was blessed with fourteen children of whom but five are living--Elizabeth, Jane, Amanda, James and Rolley. In 1844 he moved to New Washington and engaged in the mercantile business and carried on quite an extensive trade. During his stay at New Washington he was also proprietor of an extensive ashery which was of vast importance in those days. In 1850 he disposed of his stock of goods and ashery in New Washington and bought some land in Cranberry township. He however moved to Centerville where he purchased an interest in a saw mill and for 3 1/2 years done an immense business at the mill furnishing lumber for the B. & O. R. R. which was then undergoing construction. In 1854 he moved back to Cranberry township and purchased the farm on which he resides at present. In 1874 he was married to Mrs. Margaret Runion who yet survives. Mr. and Mrs. Powers are both members of the M. E. church. He has been a good citizen all these years which endears him to his fellow men.


DIED--At hls residence at this place on Saturday evening December 22, 1888 Aaron Pugh aged 75 yrs., 7 mo. 27 da.

Mr. Pugh was a native of Virginia, and came to this county at the age of 21 years and located in Lykens township where he resided until the year 1862 when he became a resident of this township and continued so to be until the time of his decease. Five sons and one daughter are left to mourn his departure, one son having preceded him to the spirit world. The deceased was very conscientious in his convictions in regard to religion and his duties as a citizen. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Kemp, of Mansfield, of the Disciple church 3 miles north of this place on Tuesday, November 25. The remains were interred in the cemetery adjoining the church.


DIED--Sept. 4th 1888 in Venice township Seneca county Ohio, at the home of Andrew Smith, Ernest G. son of Anson Pugh aged 9 yrs. 10 mo. The subject of this notice was left an orphan by the death of his mother, when but 18 months old. He and his sister, older than himself, were taken into the family of said A. Smith where they remained until parted by death. He was loved by all who knew him. The love and affection by which he was endeared to his foster parents can only be realized by those who have lost loved ones. As a token of esteem his grave was covered with flowers by the hands of children and Sabbath school scholars present. He was a great but very patient sufferer in life, but is for ever at rest. Funeral services by the writer. Text 1st Cor. 15-25:26.





The funeral bell has again tolled the knell of a departed soul. Again the sad procession has slowly wended its way to the open grave that marks the bourne from whence there is no returning. Susanna Guiss, in the full measure of her years, has fallen asleep. Like a ripe sheaf she has been gathered. into the garner, and now sleeps "The sleep that knows no waking" in the windowless palace of rest. The subject of this sketch was born June 22,1820, in Westmoreland county, Pa., removed to Columbiana county, Ohio, when five years old. Some years later she came to Crawford county, where she has since resided. She was the daughter of Jacob and Eva Spaythe Guiss, and one of ten children - six sons and four daughters - of which number, there remains only one, Christian Guiss, of New Washington. She was married to Gotlieb Rapp and was the mother of ten children, of which number six remain to mourn her departure together with twenty-seven grand children and 7 great grand children. She was a good wife and mother, and the life of this christian woman was pure, simple and consistent, and the world is better for her having lived in it. Her husband died Jan. 1, 1874, leaving her to tread life's solitary pathway alone for 22 years. She died at the residence of her son, Henry Rapp, January 1, 1896, aged 75 yrs. 6 mo. and 25 days, and was buried in the New Washington cemetery. The funeral services were held at the church of God Chapel, Rev. S. Kline officiating, Text, Rev. 14th chapter and 13th verse, - Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord." The services were impressive and suggestive of the fact that this world is not our abiding place. "Time, the tomb builder" has placed another land mark on the journey to the great hereafter. Let us all live so that we may take up the refrain, "Let me die the death of the righteous and my last end be liken unto His.

G. L. P.


Emma Matilda, daughter of Abraham and Louisa Elizabeth Richner, was born in New Washington, Ohio, on the 27th day of November, 1875. In infancy she was baptized, and was confirmed, April 20, 1890, according to the rules of the Lutheran church of this place. She was of a very quiet disposition and always faithfully performed the duties at her home from youth. She started to school at the age of six and graduated in our public school with the class of 1894. The class consisted of four ladies and four gentlemen. She has taught several successful terms of school, but on account of ill health and the many duties awaiting her at home she was obliged to give up teaching. She was a member of the Epworth League and also a consistent member of the Sabbath School.

She died on the morning of April 9, 1897 of heart failure, at the age of 21 yr., 4 mo., 12 da., leaving a father, mother, sister and brother, also an aged grandmother and many friends who mourn her loss.

Funeral services were held from the M. E. church on. Sunday, April 11, conducted by Rev. T. L. McConnell. These services were largely attended by sympathizing friends. The high estimation in which deceased was held by her associates and friends was in a measure indicated by the profuse floral tribute given. The casket containing the remains was literally buried in fragrant flowers.

The following resolutions were adopted in memory of the deceased:


Inasmuch as it has pleased Almighty God in his infinite wisdom to remove from our Sunday School our worthy secretary, Tillie E. Richner to the home above, therefore be it

Resolved, That we, though humbly bowing to the will of the Maker nevertheless, deeply feel the great loss of a dear associate and faithful worker, who was in every way worthy of our respect and regard.

Resolved, That we, as a school, sincerely condole with the bereaved family on the dispensation, with which it has pleased Divine Providence to afflict them, and commend them for consolation to Him who orders all things for the best and whose chastisements are meant for mercy.

Resolved, That this most heartfelt testimony of our sympathy and sorrow be forwarded to the family of our departed friend, that they shall be recorded in the Secretary's book of M. E. S. S. and that the same shall be published in the HERALD.

AMANDA L. HIGH.        
CALLIE E. HIGH.        


Whereas, It has pleased Almighty God to remove from her earthly labors, our beloved classmate, Tillie E. Richner.

Whereas, Her devoted life and her pure character is a memory left us to remind us how great is our loss.

Therefore we resolve, That while we mourn her loss deeply, we will yield in humble submission to the will of Him who is supreme and who doeth all things well.

Resolved, That we will try to take her life of patient devotion to duty, and her high moral character as examples to emulate.

Resolved, That we offer our sincere sympathy to the bereaved family, and commend them to Him who is "the resurrection and the life."



Whereas, It has pleased our Heavenly Father to call from our midst our friend and schoolmate, Emma Matilda Richner, and

Whereas, Her early demise, whereby we lose a blooming flower which is transplanted into the garden of the Great Beyond, is deeply regretted and mournfully felt.

Therefore, Be it resolved by the members of the Colo Club that we express our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family in this, their inestimable and irreplaceable loss.

Be it further resolved, That we, in this hour of gloom, can only look for consolation to the dying words of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, "It is for the best," and

Be it further resolved, That these resolutions be presented to the bereaved family, a copy be published in the New Washington HERALD and a copy spread on the minutes of the next regular meeting of the Colo Club.

C. F. VOLLMER, Jr. - Com.


It has pleased Almighty God to take from this vale of tears unto Himself in heaven, Emma the little daughter and only child of Chas. Riedel, a well known resident of Chatfield township, Crawford county, Ohio. Her young life was ended on the 11th day of September, 1891, having reached the age of 1 yr. 11 mo, 10 da., Cholera Infantum was the cause. Little Emma was in due time by Holy Baptism received into the church of the Redeemer who has now taken her to His bosom. May this be the comfort of the sorrowing parents and relatives.



Died, last Tuesday afternoon, Michael Riedel, a prominent farmer, of East Chatfield, of peritonitis. On Friday morning he was the picture of health. Although he had been a sufferer of some stomach affection for many years, of late he seemed to enjoy good health. On Friday evening he took sick and suffered terribly until the following Tuesday when death relieved him of all pain. The funeral took place on Thursday and was largely attended by his many friends and relatives. Ninety teams were at the house and formed the procession to the church where fifty-three teams had already arrived. Hundreds of friends walked to the grave to pay tribute to the deceased. Rev. Mohrhoff conducted the services and commented at great length on the text, "I will not forsake thee." The deceased was a staunch democrat honest and upright in all his dealings, a good neighbor, a loving husband and a kind brother. He arrived at the age of forty-three years, two months and nine days. He was a faithful member of the Lutheran church. He leaves a widow and three children.

A Long Life's Journey Ended.
New Washington cor to Forum.

New Washington, March 21--Robert Robison was born Monday; October 10, 1825, in Perry county, Pennsylvania, and died at the family home two miles east of New Washington, Friday, March 16, 1900. He accompanied his parents to Crawford county in June, 1837, and with them located on a farm in Cranberry township. He learned the blacksmith's trade in his father's shop and was a faithful assistant until the age of twenty one.

He then became the proprietor of a shop in Waynesburg, and there pursued a busy, prosperous life before the forge for a number of years. He subsequently opened a shop on the farm now occupied by his son, Will, and plied his trade up to the year '86. He interspersed blacksmithing with farming and during his life, through hard work and strict economy, he accumulated a good sized fortune, the major portion of which was the result of close application to the forge.

In September, 1891, while climbing into a corn crib, he sustained an injury to the right eye, which resulted a year later in the loss of the eye. An inflammation of the other eye subsequently followed and glaucoma resulted. The best medical and surgical skill that could be obtained in Columbus and Cleveland was employed and several operations performed without the least benefit. Mr. Robison was totally blind during the last seven years of his life. Although deprived of the privilege of seeing the various beautiful changes of nature, a kind Heavenly Father granted him a contented mind and heart. At no time would he deplore his condition and during his last illness of but a few weeks, no murmur of complaint escaped his lips, except a remonstrance against his wish to go soon that he might be with the beloved wife, who preceded him by but ten weeks to the heavenly shore. He was exceedingly anxious for the end to come for he well knew that his earthly labors would soon be finished. How beautiful and how sublime were the closing chapters of the two lives linked so lovingly together during their years on earth.

When a minister of the gospel asked Mr. Robison, during the closing hours of his life, about his soul's welfare he made the reply: "I have by no means put this off until this hour. I have made full preparation for my spiritual welfare. I have not only provided for material things but have likewise provided for the spiritual life." Such testimony is characteristic of a man and a Christian, and is only proof of the sweetness of the life a Christian and honest man fully enjoys.

Robert Robison and Miss Mary A. Robison were married on Monday, January 27, 1845. To this union three children were born of which one son, George, grew to manhood and died on Thursday, January 7, 1897. On Thursday, June 19, 1851. Mr. Robison was bereft of the wife with whom he lived but for six years. On Wednesday, May 19, 1852, he was united in holy wedlock with Miss Esther M. Robison, who was a first cousin of his former wife. They were the parents of six children of whom the following are living: Maggie Jane, wife of Isaac Hellem, who re- sides at Chicago Junction, was born Sunday, July 1, 1854; Elmer Deane, of New Washington. was born Thursday, October 10; 1867; William Lee, of New Washington, was born Sunday, April 11, 1869. Mr. Robison was the grandfather of Forrest L. Hellem, of Chicago Junction, and Mabel Robison, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will Robison, and the great grandfather; of Walter Hellem, son of Mr and Mrs. Forrest Hellem.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. F. Stamm, of the Methodist church, Sunday morning, March 18, interment in Goodwill cemetery. Just ten weeks had pasted since the burial of his wife, which occured on January 6.

Two prominent features in the life of Mr. Robison clearly present themselves, namely industry and economy. These proved the true secret to the wealth he accumulated during his lifetime. Always honest, courteous, obliging and accurate in all his dealings, he never lacked a friend. Strong active, determined, he never failed to accomplish the desired end. What a grand inspiration for the young man of today! What a noble purpose in toiling that others might be made happy! The end of such men is peaceful indeed, and long may their memories be cherished.

Death of W. A. Rowley.

This community was shocked by the announcement of the death of W. A. Rowley at his home at Coshocton, Ohio, last Friday morning. Nothing was known of Mr. Rowley's illness until on Thursday of last week when a telegram summoning Dr. Hise to that place, was received and the almost simultaneous announcement of his death, brought great grief to the deceased's many friends in this vicinity. Mr. Rowley's illness was a severe attack of pneumonia, the serious character, of which was not apprehended until on Tuesday of last week from which time the patient rapidly grew worse until Friday, morning when death ended his suffering.
The remains and immediate relatives of the deceased passed through this place last Saturday afternoon on No. 9 on the Penna railroad, enroute for Oberlin, where the funeral services were held last Monday afternoon, the interment being made under the auspices of the I. 0. 0. E., of which the decedent was a member. L. D. Willford, E. B. Newbold, A. E. Guthrie and E. A. Whitcum, representing Cranberry Lodge 441, accompanied the remains from this place to Oberlin and remained until after the funeral.
Mr. Rowley was for many years the agent of the Penna railroad at this place, during which time he won many warm friends. He afterwards held a similar position at Helena. Within the past year he has been appointed assistant train master of the Toledo, Walhonding Valley & Ohio division of the Pennsylvania Lines with headquarters at Coshocton, Ohio, a position which he held at the time of his death.
The sympathy of this entire community is extended to Mrs. Rowley in this her great affliction and bereavement.

Resolutions of Respect.
Whereas, In the divine dispensation of the Grand Master of the Universe, our worthy brother, W . A. Rowley, was on Friday morning at 6:30, February 23, 1894, called from the labors of this life to the unending scenes of the celestial regions beyond the grave, therefore be it
Resolved, That in the death of Brother Rowley, Cranberry Lodge No. 441 I. O. O. F. has lost an ardent and worthy member, his wife a loving husband, and the community a benevolent and useful citizen.
Resolved, That by this dispensation we are again reminded that "in the midst of life we are in death", and are admonished to set our house in order so that when the cold winds of Death come sighing around us, and his chill dews glisten on our foreheads, we may with joy obey our Supreme Grand Master's summons, and by the pass of a firm reliance on Divine Providence, we shall gain admission to that Celestial Lodge above where the Supreme Architect of the Universe presides.
Resolved, That we deeply sympathize with the bereaved wife and friends of our departed brother, and commend them to the care of Him who is ever ready and all powerful to support and comfort the bereaved.
Resolved, That in token of our respect for our departed brother, the principal chairs of the Lodge be draped for the period of thirty days.
Resolved, That these resolutions be recorded in the minutes of the Lodge, that the secretary present to the wife of the deceased a copy of the same under seal of the lodge, and that the same be published in the New Washington HERALD.

Committee:   A. H. HISE,



George Schaeffer died on the 27th of July, at the age of 79 yrs. 7 mos.and 11 das. Deceased was the second child of Johann Schaeffer and his wife Catherine, nee Zeiter. He was born at Urweiler, district Neiderbrunn, Elsass, on Dec. 15, 1815, was baptized on the 17th of December, of that year and was confirmed in the year 1830 by Rev. Eschenbrenner, the same pastor who christened him. In the spring 1833 he emigrated to America and settled first in Canton, Stark county, Ohio, where on the 15th of July 1833 he was married to Miss Anna Zaebst. In August 1835 he moved to Crawford county, after having purchased land in Chatfield township. Seven children were born to him, 4 sons and 3 daughters, all of them surviving. His wife died in the Lord on the 22nd of March, 1877, after five years of suffering. Up to date his descendants, who survive, number seven children, three daughters-in-law, two sons-in-law, 38 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. He also leaves his aged brother, John Schaeffer to mourn his death. Burial in the Lutheran graveyard and funeral service conducted by his pastor, Rev. Ebert, took place Monday morning, a large concourse of people attending.


Catharine Elizabeth Schanzenbach, nee Becker, was born February 24th, 1825, in Abstadt, district of Heilbrown Wuertemberg, and died at her home in Cranberry township on the evening of June 27, 1891. Her age was consequently 66 yrs. 4 mo. and 3 da.
Together with her husband, - Karl Heinrich Schanzenbach, who was taken from her side about fifteen years ago, she emigrated from Germany to make her home in this country.
Their union was blessed with nine children, five of whom, three sons and two daughters preceded their mother into eternity, and four children, two sons and two daughters remain to mourn her loss.
On Tuesday forenoon, June 30, 1891 the remains were taken to the Lutheran graveyard for interment.
The deceased was bedfast almost six months and, it is assumed that a tumor inwardly caused her end.
Much sympathy was shown her during the time of her suffering and we here take occasion in the name of the family to thank all friends for any service rendered.                     D. PH. EBERT

Death of Mrs. F. W. Schmidt.

Margaret (Neuman) Schmidt was born June 24, 1836; died November 28, 1894; aged 58 yrs.. 5 mos. 4 das. Deceased was a native of Beuern, Prussia, and came to America in 1857 locating at Homesdale, Pa. At this place she was married to F. W. Schmidt; May 22, 1859. This union was blessed with six children, all living except one--a daughter who died in her fourth year. Since her arrival at this place on September 14, 1888, the deceased has won many warm friends by her kindness and very agreeable disposition, who are sorrow stricken by her death. Deceased has been in ill health for a number of years and at various intervals during that period her life was despaired of. Her fatal illness was of short duration when death came and summoned her hence. The end was calm and peaceful. The remains were taken to Celina, deceased's former home, for burial last evening, accompanied by the family. The funeral services will be held tomorrow (Saturday) morning. The grief stricken husband and children have the sympathy of the entire community in their sore affliction of the loss of a loving companion and affectionate mother.

"Oh ! Lord, let her soul rest in peace."

John George Schurr Answers the Summons of Death.

John George Schurr, who has been painfully ill for some weeks past, departed this life at his home on West Mary street Monday morning at three o'clock, aged 71 years, 4 months and 6 days. The funeral will be held on Wednesday at 2 p. m. Brief services were held at the house, after which the remains were taken to the German Lutheran church, where services were conducted by Rev. C. F. Gebhardt. Interment Oakwood cemetery.
John George Schurr was born in Lorch, Wittenberg, Germany, February 18, 1824 He resided at his birthplace until he arrived at man's estate, and was married in 1853 to Miss Mary Kopp. He emigrated the following year to America, and for two years resided in New York city. In 1856 he came to Bucyrus, and has lived here ever since. To Mr. and Mrs. Schurr were born nine children. Of these three died while young. Six, three sons and three daughters, with the aged widow, survive the death of the father of the family. Mr. Schurr was a veteran of the civil war, having served in Co. C, 179th regiment O. V. I. He was a member of Keller Post, G.A.R. He was for many years a member of the Water Cloud engine company. By occupation he was a carpenter, and worked in this city for various firms, having been for nearly twenty years with C. Roehr. For the past three years failing health has compelled him to abandon hard labor, and this spring was taken with the illness that proved fatal. Mr. Schurr was a kind and loving husband and father, and an upright, conscientious citizen. He was widely esteemed for his many sterling qualities, and is followed to his grave by the regrets of all who knew him. May he rest in peace.


Mrs. Jacob Schutt died Monday at her home in Sandusky township, aged about seventy years. Her maiden name was Shupp and she formerly lived at Wingert's Corners. She died of paralysis.


James E Schultz becomes a Benedict

On Wednesday evening, June 20, at 8 o'clock, James E. Schultz, of Waynesburg, was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Hornavius, of Galion, at the former's residence, by Rev. Stamm of the M. E. church of this place. The ceremony was witnessed by only a few of the nearest relatives. Immediately after the wedding a sumptuous repast was served. Mr. Schultz is a hustling young man and well respected in the community in which he resides. The bride is a lady of many noble qualifications. The HERALD joins their friends in wishing them much happiness.


A. H. Schwemley and and Miss Tillie R. Biber Join Hands.

Do you hear those bells a ringing?

It is with great pleasure that we chronicle, in the very shadow of the departing year, the marriage of the genial and popular dry goods clerk, A. H. Schwemley and Miss Tillie R. Biber, a very estimable young lady and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Biber, which occurred at the Lutheran church last Wednesday (a)fternoon December 30, 1891, to 2 o'clock; and the fact that we will be able, in the very dawn of the New Year, so to speak, to waft the glad tidings of this happy event to the readers of the HERALD, is not only a source of pleasure to us, but to our readers as well.

The day which was selected for the important occasion dawned beautifully and grandly and seemed to have donned a wedding attire of beautiful sunshine, as if vying with the young couple to appear the more beautiful. The church where was to take (p)lace the ceremony, was clad in more than its usual apparel. The decorations were appropriate, suggestive and beautiful, and bore evidence of refined taste. One feature of the decorations which attracted universal attention and which deserves special mention was a white bell suspended above the hymeneal alter.
Long before the time set for the ceremony the people wended toward the church until all the available space was occupied, eager to witness the impressive ceremony. Promptly at the appointed hour the bridal party, accompanied by Miss Callie Huber, as bridesmaid and J.H. Biber, brother of the bride, as groomsman, entered the church. As is usual on such occasions, all eyes were centered and fixed upon the contracting parties, and it is not to be wondered that at times the contracting parties yield to embarrassment, but in this, the worthy pair under consideration, was not found wanting. Both parties were composed and apparently oblivious to the fact that the eyes of hundreds of spectators were centered upon them. Their demeanor during the entire ceremony was without fault and beyond criticism. Not only was the composure of the contracting parties admired, but their appearance as well. They were beautifully and tastefully attired, as were also the attendants.
After the ceremony which was conducted by Rev. Ebert, the bridal pair, attendants and the host of invited guests repaired to the home of the bride's parents 1/2 mile north of town to enjoy the luxurious festivities which only such occasions afford.
The congratulations and compliments which were bestowed upon the well mated pair, is but a faint indication of the high estimation in which the couple is held by the public. Both parties are well and favorably known by all in this vicinity and no words on our part can add any lustre to their characters.
The boat is launched and the voyage is begun. How smoothly she drifts toward the sea! Let her voyage be accompanied by a cloudless sky, and let the tempests which she may encounter be mild and brief. May she sail safely throughout her voyage and cast anchor in the harbor of felicity.
We are glad to announce that Mr. and Mrs. Schwemley will commence housekeeping in this city at once. The following is a list of presents received by the happy pair:

Check $50.00, silver castor, Starks prayer book, English bible, extension table, set chairs and rocker, Silver fruit dish, bracket lamp, fancy table spread, fancy throw, silver cake stand, silver pickle castor, 2 fancy lamps, set silver knives and forks, manicure set, set irons, set silver teaspoons, bread knife and set knives and forks, linen throw, 2 linen table cloths, 2 turkey red table cloths, turkey red table spread, 3 prs. linen towels, chair tidy, 3 bed spreads, paper rack and photos. set luster band plates, cups and saucers, 1 1/2 doz. linen napkins. Set sauce dishes, set wine glasses, fancy glass ball, set sauce dishes glass fruit dish, wine set. 2 cuspidors, fancy work basket, pair vases, cake stand, box of flowers, 1/2 doz. silver teaspoons, glass water pitcher, set goblets, small lamp, bracket shelf, fancy banner; 2 knockers.


Translated from German obituary read at Columbus, Ohio:

John George Schwemley, son of John George Schwemley and his wife, Dorothy, nee Kugele, was born on the 10th of March, 1831, at Ebersbuehl, Wurtemberg, Germany. When he was two years old his parents immigrated to America and settled down in Crawford county, O. There he was instructed and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.

In the course of time the deceased was joined in holy wedlock with Miss Matilda Hesse. From this union there were eight children, only one of these, a son, survives. July 14, 1870, his wife died, three of her children having preceded her into eternity. On the 15th of April, 1875, he married Miss Caroline Haug. In this union four children were born, of which 3 are yet living. After the death of his first wife, the deceased studied theology at Columbus, O. Having finished the course, he served congregations in Mercer and Medina counties. February 14, 1879, he with his family moved to Ford county, Kansas, where he served congregations belonging to the Missouri synod. After resigning his office with these congregations he remained yet a while in Kansas. Upon his return to Ohio he settled down in Grove City. His expectation to be again called for ministerial work was not fulfilled.

While waiting, he resorted to divers means to support his family. Last fall he already began to complain about not feeling well. His condition evidently grew worse. Several weeks ago he moved to the city. Here, as also in Grove City, physicians were consulted but nothing would help. The departed saw whither he was hastening. He "set his house to order" and was ready to depart. The end came gently and quietly about 2 o'clock on Wednesday morning, the 25th of May.

He was faithful to his Savior to the end. We therefore may also hope that the Lord has given him the crown of life. He reached the age of 67 yrs., 2 mos. and 15 das. Peace unto his ashes.

Short funeral services were held at the family residence, 24 West Columbus street, Friday morning, May 27, by Revs. Schneider and Rohe, after which the remains were taken to Grove City, Ohio, where services were held in the Lutheran church by Revs. Willert and Schmidt, interment in cemetery adjoining. There remain to mourn his departure his widow, 2 sons, 2 daughters, 2 full brothers, 2 half brothers and 3 grand-children.

Deceased was well and favorably known at this place and Chatfield, having formerly resided at these places.


Death has been reaping a rich harvest in our midst during these holidays. This time he has laid his cold hand on one of the flowers of womanhood, Mary Louise Schwemle departed this life on Monday December 26, 1887, at 4 p.m. She was the daughter of J. G. Schwemle and wife, nee Hesse, being born in Chatfield township, Crawford county, Ohio, December 5, 1866. She was baptized on the 14th of January, 1867, by Rev. H. F. Belser.
After the death of her mother. which occurred on the 14th of July, 1870, Mary with her brother, Albert, went to live with their grandparents, John A. and Margareth Sheetz where she received loving parental care. On the 10th of April, 1881, after being duly instructed in the Word of God and the Lutheran catechism, she was confirmed a member of the St. John's Ev. Lutheran church of this place by Rev. E. A. Boehme.
Gifted with an earnest, pious disposition, she fled the temptations of youth gave evidence of her love for those at home by uncommon fidelity practiced her faith, in christian works and prayer and was a faithful member of her church. For many years she has taught a class in the St. John's Ev. Lutheran Sunday School and was an active member of the choir.
On Wednesday December 2l 1887, returning home from the rehearsal of the song in which she was to take part on Christmas evening she began to complain of a pain in her stomach. Having always been in good health, no serious apprehensions were entertained of her condition, although the proper remedies were immediately applied then, the following Sunday morning, however, it became manifest that she was suffering from peritonitis, and notwithstanding the skill and attention of three competent physicians, she continued to fail until the Lord released her from her great suffering. That she died a Christian was evident from the fact that, immediately before her death, she folded her hands and said "In Jesus name."
Besides her parents, six brothers and sisters, and the grief stricken grandparents, many relatives and a host of friends mourn her early departure. The funeral took place from the Ev Luth. St. Johns church, a large concourse of people viewing the remains at the church and fol1owing them to the cemetery. The bereaved family has the entire sympathy of the community in their great loss. The following resolutions of condolence were adopted by the Sunday School teacher's and the Choir of which she was a member:


Inasmuch as it has pleased Almighty God in his infinite wisdom to remove from our midst a loving and beloved sister in Christ Jesus Mary Lousie Schwemley to the home above not made with hands, be it
Resolved while we humbly submit to the divine will, we nevertheless feel the great loss of a true sister, a faithful colaborer, beloved associate and a Christian friend in her early departure, and while we rejoice in the spirit that she has received the reward of a believer in Jesus above, we nevertheless mourn in the flesh that she is no longer with us.
Resolved That, we assure the bereaved family of our heartfelt sympathy, that they be furnished with a copy of these resolutions and that these resolutions be published in the Lutheran Standard and New Washington HERALD.

JACOB UTZ, Leader of Choir.

Sermons were preached by the undersigned in the German and English languages based respectively on 2 Tim. 4, 7-8 and Job 19, 25.

"Asleep In Jesus! blessed sleep!
From which none ever wakes to weep;
A calm and undisturbed repose,
Unbroken by the last of foes.

Asleep in Jesus! O for me
May such a blissful refuge be
Securely shall my ashes lie.
The summons waiting from on high."



Robert A. Schwemly, who for two months visited relatives in New Washington and this city, started on the fast line Monday for Del Norte, Colorado, where he is engaged in silver mining. He located in that country twelve years ago and met with such success and was so well pleased with the superb climate that not until eight weeks ago could he persuade himself to come back to the mud and rain of old Crawford even to see friends and kinsmen.

Del Norte is situated about twenty miles from the camp where Mr. Schwemly is employed, and when he left to take the train he glided over the deep snow that distance at the rate of about ten miles an hour on delicate snow shoes thirteen feet long, four inches wide and one inch thick. This method of locomotion is very popular there, the long, steep slopes giving magnificent opportunities for a furiously rapid gait.

Mr. Schwemly is a brother of Albert, who was at one time employed in the Hall & Co. store here.


Last Sunday morning William Seifert, of New Washington, in company with Mrs. Lizzie Mohrhoff, a highly respected young widow, drove to the Lutheran parsonage where Rev. Mohrhoff at once tied the nuptial knot, pronounced them man and wife and launched them on the sea of highest human bliss. Af(ter t)he ceremony they attended the miss(iona)ry festival at New Washington. Your correspondent wishes the couple all the pleasure and success attainable in married life.


The news from Sulphur Springs Tuesday brought the sad intelligence of the death of Lewis Sexauer, one of the most prominent business men at that place. One week prior to his death he suffered an attack of grip, which developed into pneumonia and resulted fatally Monday night at eleven o'clock. The deceased was the fourth son of Christian and Caroline Schindler Sexauer, and was born March 17, 1843, on what is now called Plymouth street in this city. When thirteen years of age he was apprenticed to the printer's trade with Jefferson Norton. As a carriage painter he traveled some, but in 1862 he located in Sulphur Springs and with his brothers established the carriage factory which afterward became famous. Twenty years later he withdrew from the firm and opened a small store. From this beginning he gradually increased his trade until at the time of his death he possessed a large and well patronized drug store. He was married to Sarah Culver May 24, 1871. The wife and six children survive him.
He was one of the most highly, esteemed men in his section. He was a skilled mechanic and a successful and progressive business man. He was invariably consulted on matters of interest to the town and his advice was always taken. In fact he was a well rounded man, and his loss is not only a terrible one to the family but a blow to the entire community. Politically he was a democrat and was postmaster under Cleveland's first administration. He was a valued member of the Knights of Honor. In addition to his general skill he was a printer on a small scale, and became generally known throughout the county as the publisher of a bright little sheet called the "People's Friend." The funeral took place from his late home at 10 o'clock Thursday forenoon. After services, which were held half an hour later in the Lutheran church, the remains were conveyed to the Union graveyard.


William Seydel, whose death was noted in our last issue, was a native of Pennsylvania, and was born July 22,1813. At the age of ten years the deceased came, with his parents, to OhiO, locating in Stark county. On April 2,1836, he was united in marriage with Margaret Cook, which union was blessed with five children. In 1845 the deceased and his family moved to Crawford county, locating in Cranberry township, being a resident of the township ever since. On February 1, 1871, Mr. Seydel suffered the loss of his wife. On June 6, 1872 he was remarried to Deanna Champion, who yet survives. A number of years ago Mr. Seydel and family moved to this place purchasing the property on the northeast corner of Main and Franklin streets, where his death occurred, Monday, September 14, 1896, aged 83 years, 1 month, 22 days. Funeral services were held from the Goodwill church September 15, a large circle of relatives and acquaintances paying their respects to the remains of one who had been a resident of this community for 51 years.

German Reformed Church Struck During Funeral Services.

Those in attendance at the funeral of Frederick Zeller, at the German Reformed church, north of Chatfield on Thursday of last week, had a frightful experience, one which they will not care to have repeated.

Rev. Vogt had preached a lengthy sermon in English and German. Just as the funeral party were ready to leave the church at noon a severe thunder storm came up and while the people were waiting a terrific lightning flash occured. The bolt struck the chimney on the south side of the church struck a wire which was used in keeping the stove pipe in position consuming it and scattering it broadcast among the terrified congregation.

One bolt leaped to the two chandeliers in the rear of the church, another bolt going down into the wood box back of the stove splintering the wood work and going out through the floor. An immense ball of fire hung from the wire above the stove pipe which burst into thousands of fragments, which were attracted out of doors by the draft from the open doors. The paper near the doors was cut, as if by small shots. Many standing in the doors were shocked and others knocked down. The steeple of the church near the base also showed where the lightning bolt had spent some of its fury. A board was torn loose and a post on the inside splintered.

Many of the audience were stunned by the shock, the cries of the women and those injured terrorized those that were uninjured, and a stampede followed for the open door. Mrs. Simon Shade was sitting, under one of the chandeliers and the lightning was probably attracted to her by the wire in her hat and the glasses she wore. The stricken lady fell like a shot the burning hat was thrown across the church and her clothing set afire in half a dozen places. She was carried to the home of the pastor where her injuries were attended to. She was terribly burned. One bolt of the lightning left her body at the foot, which rested over a nail, the floor being burned showing the outlines of the heel.

It was sometime before she recovered consciousness, her eyes staring vacantly and convulsions followed at intervals. She was removed to her home where she lingered until Monday morning at 1 a. m., when death relieved her of her sufferings.

The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at Bloomville. The deceased was about 60 years of age and leaves a husband, two sons and two daughters and a large circle of friends to mourn her death.

Miss Nora Bauer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Bauer, of Chatfield, was sitting under the chandelier opposite Mrs. Shade and was rendered unconscious by the bolt. She is resting easy and on a fair road to recovery.

What an appalling disaster might have occured had the church been set on fire can only be imagined. That all had a narrow escape from instant death is readily seen by entering the church and seeing the results of the bolt. The loss on the church was small amounting to $13.20.


Died, Thursday morning, Dec. 23, 1897, Jacob Shafer, Sr. Funeral Sunday morning with burial in the Lutheran cemetery at Windfall, of which church he was a faithful member for nearly 60 years. Rev. Kittel officiated.

Mr. Shafer was born in Hoheniad Bezirk Walfishbach Reinbyrian, Germany, Dec. 25, 1818, and was baptized in infancy. In 1836, with his parents, he immigrated to this country and settled at Pittsburg, and about a year later moved to Seneca county. In 1837 he moved to Chatfield township, where he resided until death. In 1844 he was married to Catherine Fox, to which union were born 3 sons and 8 daughters, l daughter preceding her father to eternity. The deceased had been ailing during the summer and on Oct. 24, received a paralytic stroke, from which he never recovered.

He leaves an aged widow, 3 sons, 7 daugtors(sic), 51 grand children, 11 great grand children and a host of friends. Mr. Shafer, like other pioneers, underwent many hardships. He was a kind father, husband and neighbor,and a friend to one and all. Peace to his ashes.


Tully A. Shearer, the unfortunate young man who received fatal injuries at the time Mr. Moherman was killed, was less than twenty-three years of age, and at the time of his death was in the employ of Moherman Bros., the firm of which his companion on that fatal day was a member. He was born in Ashland, and always lived here with his parents, attending the public schools until a few years ago. He was a studious, well balanced lad, of good habits and excellent deportment, beloved by teachers and fellow-scholars. The qualities that won him commendation in his school-days were sufficient to gain him the respect and trust of his employers when he started out in life after his school days were over. In his business relations, the public found him courteous and obliging at all times, showing in his daily actions the true gentlemanliness with which a generous nature had endowed him. He was remarkably free from the pernicious habits to which many young men are victims, and correct in all his associations. A young man of rare promise, his death not only causes a loss for the present, but deprives Ashland of one whose nature showed every indication of developing into a noble, chivalrous manhood and a useful citizenship. His bereaved parents and sorrowing brother and sister have the earnest sympathy of the many friends and acquaintances who not only feel sad at heart for what they themselves have suffered and still suffer in this trying hour, but mourn with them. And yet, in the midst of the sad thoughts that come crowding up in such profusion as to check their adequate expression, there is a consolation that must be sweet to these wounded hearts even in their anguish. Tully's straight-forward life and honesty of word and deed have no ground for the regrets that would otherwise come to make the sorrow at this sad time even more poignant. A good son and an affectionate brother, the memory of what he was in life will remain to comfort long years after time has overcome the first violence of grief.
The two funeral corteges formed in procession and proceeded to the Presbyterian church a little after 11 o'clock. An immense concourse of people was awaiting the double funeral at the church, the people leaving commenced to arrive as early as 10 o'clock. The crowd was much larger than could gain admittance. The pall bearers who had charge of the Shearer casket were Al Fritzinger, Ned McNulty, Frank Morrow, Fred Bockley, Harry Mykrantz and Frank Welty, while the pall-bearers for Mr. Moherman were his six oldest brothers.
The caskets were arranged in front of the pulpit and were nicely decorated with floral ornaments. Rev. Duncan chose for his text 2d Timothy, 1st chapter 10th verse, and preached a most appropriate sermon. The close of the sermon was a beautiful picture of the character of the two men, and there were but few dry eyes among the thousand present. The caskets were opened and the faces of the dead were shown to the living. They were then closed up and the solemn cortege wended its way to the cemetery where there bodies were deposited to await the resurrection.


(handwritten: June 29)

Geo. W. Sheetz, assistant cashier of the Farmer's Exchange Bank, and Miss Clara, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. Siefert, were united in marriage at the home of the bride's parents on West Mansfield street last Sunday at 4 p. m., by Rev. D. Ph. Ebert. The marriage ceremony was witnessed by only near relatives of the bride and groom. F. M. Siefert, brother of the bride, and Miss Emma Sheetz, sister of the groom, appeared respectively as groomsman and bridesmaid. Immediately after the ceremony all repaired to the future home of the newly wedded pair--the Tribolet residence on Mansfield street--which had been previously furnished, where a bounteous dinner was served.
On Monday evening Mr. and Mrs. Sheetz departed for a two week's visit with relatives at Ashland and Canton. On their return they will begin house- keeping at once--in fact they have already so begun as their home is completely furnished.
Mr. and Mrs. Sheetz are exemplary young people and are so well known in social circles at this place, that words on our part would fail to add any merit to their good reputation. We heartily congratulate the young couple and wish them unalloyed bliss in their matrimonial voyage.

Death of John A. Sheetz
In the death of Mr. Sheetz, Crawford county suffers the loss of one of its pioneer settlers. Trace his history back to his arrival in the vicinity of New Washington and you will almost come to the time when the Village itself was founded. Since his arrival in the Village in 1842, be has been a prominent figure until his decease. On his arrival at this place,he at once embarked in tile mercantile business, which he followed until 1874, when he left his sons in charge of that business. At that time he became president of the Farmers Exchange Bank at this place which position he held at his death. As a business man, he has a beautiful and honorable career; as a citizen he was public spirited and as a neighbor kind and true. No name commands more respect than that of the deceased. He lived to a ripe age but his years were marked with activity and honest toil. The remains of the decased were interred in the Lutheran cemetery last Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, in the presence of a vast concourse of people who paid their respect to one who had been their friend for many years. The funeral services were held from the Lutheran church, Rev. Dannecker officiating, addressing the congregation in both the English and German languages. During the services the following notice of Mr. Sheetz career was read by Rev. Dannerker:

was born Sept. 6,'09, in Hohenhasbach, County of Waihingen, Wuertemberg, Germany, and baptized in infancy. In 1830, at the age of 21 he left Europe and came to America, residing for the first two years in Columbiana county, Ohio. Thence he went to Lebanon in which vicinity he labored on the farm. Here he was married to Mary Weisenbacher in March of 1836, whose parents lived near Lebanon. This union was of very short duration, his wife dying two months after the wedding, in Auburn township, Richland county, where the deceased had purchased a home of 93 acres of land. He was married again in Sept. 1837, to Agatha Weber, but was equally unfortunate, his second wife dying the following year, 1838, leaving him and an infant 8 days old griefstricken and alone. He moved to this vicinity and took up his abode near Waynesburg. April 8, 1842, he was married to Mary Donnenwirth of New Washington, with whom by the grace of God he lived happily up to the time of his death. He now took up his abode in New Washington continuing the business which so far had been conducted by his wife. This union was blessed With 6 children, 3 boys and 3 girls, two of whom have since died.
Grandfather Sheetz was an old member of this congregation, always zealous for its welfare, and serving it in its church council at various times. At one time he was also its treasurer. He was a member of the vestry in 1853 when the St. John's church was newly organized on a purely Lutheran basis, and the building in which we now worship was built. He also took a great interest in the welfare of the church in general, and tendered his assistance with a charitable hand.
Six weeks ago today he took to his bed with a severe attack of throat trouble and it was decreed that he should not leave it alive again. After a season of intense suffering, however, he fell asleep in Jesus on Saturday, Dec. 7, at about 7:30 in the morning, aged 80 yrs., 3 mo., 1 da. His loss is mourned by an aged wife, 5 children and 18 grandchildren, 2 children and 7 grandchildren having gone before him. His death was that of a christian and therefore .... (article ends)

Death of Mrs. Jno. A. Sheetz.

Mrs. Margaret Sheetz, daughter of John George Donnenwirth and wife, Magdalene, nee Ruch, was born on the 28th day of October, 1813 at Urweiler, district Weissenburg, Elsass. According to her old and valued German certificate, Margaret was baptized 2 days after her birth, admitted to the first Holy Communion on the Good Friday following her confirmation which took place on Palm Sunday, the 8th of April, 1827. About 2 weeks later, on the 23rd of the same month the family set sail for the new world.
Stark county neighborhood of Canton, Ohio, became the first home of the Donnenwirths. While at this place; Margaret would frequently walk to Pittsburgh, and work for fifty cents a week. In 1834 the family moved to Crawford county where Mr. John George Donnenwirth purchased a farm, known at the present, as the High place, north-west of this place. Margaret, who meanwhile had been married to Mr. Ehregott Hesse, had not been with the family, but followed them to New Washington in 1836. Mr. Hesse founded a store and proved very successful in managing the business. On a tour to Buffalo, when crossing the Lake Erie the boat caught fire and together with others, Mr. Hesse became a prey of the waves. Thus Margaret with 24 years became a widow. On the 14th of April, 1842, she entered a second union. This time with Mr. John A. Sheetz, a widower. Many years of prosperity and happiness were granted them, until God severed the bonds through the death of Mr. Sheetz, Dec. 7, 1889. Although widow a second time and physically failing, the deceased always kept her cheerful disposition and a firm faith. Gradually stomach trouble developed and made her subject to severe spells which seemed to return at regular intervals. Soon it became a rarity to see mother Sheetz in church where her face was so familiar. Some time ago all attempts to go about had to cease, her sickness adopting new and more severe phases, often causing her to be prostated for days. Though expecting and heartily desiring her end, it seemed sudden when the Lord called her away on Sunday, September 4th, at 4 p.m. Saturday at 1 p.m. she was seized by one of those spells. She gladly heard the consoling and well known promises of God when with the words, "Jesus my Saviour" on her lips she gently and peacefully slumbered away.
Her first union was blessed with 2 children, a boy named Alexander, who died at the age of 18 months and was buried in Stark county, and a daughter named Matilda, married to Rev. Geo. Schwemley, who also preceded her mother to eternity. From her second marriage, with J. A. Sheetz, there were six children. Two of these died, son John George in infancy and daughter Mary at the age of 22. Two sons and two daughters: Jacob and John H. Sheetz and Mrs. J. M. Guiss, of this place and Mrs. John Assenheimer of Bucyrus, survive; also Mrs W. H. Donnenwirth of Canton, a daughter from Mr. Sheetz's second marriage. Mrs. John A. Sheetz obtained the age of 78 yrs. 10 mos. 6 da.
The Lord has prepared a rest for his own. Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors, and their works do follow them. The burial took place last Wednesday at 10 a.m., conducted by her pastor, of the Germany Ev. Lutheran church.

D. E.


The deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Guthrie and was born at Pavonia, Ohio, Nov. 25, 1864, died at Shelby Oct. 21, 1894 in her 30th year. She came to New Washington with her parents in November, 1874, and lived at this place until her marriage to G. S. Sheibley, June 15, 1893, at which time she moved to Shelby. The deceased had many warm friends at this place who were sorrow stricken to hear of her death. Her husband had just completed the erection of a new house and had it comfortably furnished, but her failing health unabled her to move into it, and death removed her last hope or ever occupying her new earthly home by opening the gateway to an House not made with hands--her eternal home. The funeral services were held at Shelby last Tuesday, a large number of this place being in attendance.

Death of Adam Sherer.

Adam Sherer, one of the early settlers of this county, died Saturday morning at 8 o'clock at his country home near Gallon. For some time past he has suffered from the prevailing epidemic. Saturday morning he stepped into an adjoining room to get a drink of water when he was stricken down with apoplexy. His death was instantaneous. The funeral took place Tuesday at 10 o'clock from the Sherer church.
The deceased was identified with the pioneer history of Crawford county, having located in Whetstone township over fifty years ago. He was born in 1812 in Pennsylvania. His father after his removal to this state became a soldier of the war of 1812 under Gen. Harrison, and was, for a number of years, the captain of a company of militia. The deceased was married in 1835 to Miss Nancy Clemens, of Stark county, who died in 1850. She was the mother of seven children two of whom, Wllliam and Abraham, are living and reside on the road between this city and Gallon. He was again married in 1851 to Hannah Clark who with a daughter, Mrs. Isaac Laughbaum, survive him. In politics Adam Sherer was a republican, in religion a Lutheran. He began life a poor boy and died leaving a competency for his family and a memory that will be revered by a large circle of relatives and friends.
The remains of Adam Sherer, whose sudden death occurred Saturday at his home in Whetstone, were laid to rest Tuesday in the presence of a large assembly of relatives and sympathizing friends and neighbors. Among those who attended the funeral were Washington Sherer and daughter, Mrs. Lake, of Mapleton, Stark county; ex-Sheriff Charles E. Schuler and wife, of Upper Sandusky; Marshal Schuler, B. F. Schuler, Samuel Schriver, brother of the deceased's wife, J. H. Myers and Aaron Hancock. of Bucyrus. Besides the three children who survive the deceased there are thirty-two grand- children and five great-grand-children.


Wm Shipley died at the residece of his son-in-law, Mr. F. A. Vantilburg, Ashland, Ohio, Aug. 5, 1889, aged 81 years, 5 months and 5 days.
The deceased was born in Washington county, Pa., Feb. 29,1808; came to Ohio in 1828; united with the M. E. church, of which he was a consistent member until his death. As the church was then in its youth, he has lived to see it in its glory. Was married in 1829 to Miss Martha Manning. The Lord blessed this union with seven sons and three daughters six of whom are living. Father Shipley has gone to meet his beloved companion and four children in the Spirit Land where parting shall be no more.

Good bye, dear children, let there be no tears,
I'll wake with the angel band,
And the songs of home we shall sing again,
When you reach the heavenly land.

Funeral services conducted by Rev. Baron, assisted by Rev. Pepper.


Henry Shutt, a pioneer of this county, died at his home in Sandusky township last Tuesday, aged about seventy-five years. Mr. Shutt was one of the best known men in that part of the county and hadn't an enemy in the world. His presence in any company, was always hailed with delight on account of his lively wit and genial humor, which never failed him. His youthful spirit was his priceless possession to the last, and many are the friends who will miss his sunny, happy presence.


Jno. Siefert and Miss Ada Sheetz Join Hands.

The marriage of John Siefert, a prominent young business man of this place, and Miss Ada M., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Sheetz, of this city, a very estimable young lady, occurred at the Lutheran church last evening at 7:30 o'clock, in the presence of a large congregation. The church was handsomely decorated for the occasion. Over the hymeneal alter was erected a huge floral arch beautifully decorated. The display of potted plants was profuse and added much beauty to the scene.
At the appointed hour the bridal pair and attendants, Geo. W. Sheetz, brother of the bride, and Miss Callie Donnenwirth, of Canton, acting as first attendants, and Frank Derr and Miss Clara Siefert, sister of the groom, as second, entered the church. Each of the contracting parties was neatly and beautifully attired, as were also the attendants, making a very creditable appearance. The couple bore the trying ordeal of a public ceremony with grace and perfect composure.
After the ceremony the wedding party and a host of invited guests repaired to the commodius residence of the bride's parents on Main street, where the newly wedded pair was the recipient of showers of congratulations and were freely complimented by many valuable gifts. The festivities common to such occasions were in no wise wanting on this occasion.
We are informed that Mr. and Mrs. Siefert will at once begin housekeeping in our midst. The HERALD wishes that the sunshine of joy and happiness may continually illumine the voyage of this matrimonial boat so auspiciously launched.
Among those present from abroad were: Martin Belser, of Ann Arbor, Mich; Mrs. W. H. Donnenwirth, daughter, Callie, and son, Carl, of Canton, and Jno. Assenheimer and family, of Bucyrus.


Mrs. Catherine Siefert daughter of John Whitcum and his wife, Mary, nee Drorbaugh was born Jan. 1, 1835, at Carlisle, Monroe township, Cumberland county, Pa. Three years old she came with her parents to Ashland county, Ohio. She was baptized, as the certificate states, in the presence of the whole congregation, by Rev. Wm. Emerson and 16 years old was received into church membership in the English Lutheran church of the General Synod.
At Ashland she lived with a family by the name of Ilger people who treated her very kindly and to whom, in turn, Catherine became quite attached. She was married to Jacob Siefert, of New Washington. Mr. Siefert will be remembered by older citizens as having been the thrifty blacksmith of this place for many years. The shop, which was formerly his, is still a smithy and the building which he used for wagon making, has since been changed into a dwelling. From Ashland, where the young husband learned his trade, the Sieferts moved to Whetstone township and lived on the Bucyrus-Galion road, where the new blacksmith soon did a lively business. After about five years the Siefert family settled in our little city. Since Oct. 17, 1872 Mrs. Siefert has been a widow residing wherever she could be most helpful conducting the household affairs of her brother, Geo. Whitcum, and the last five years, those of her son, John Siefert.

She has been a consistent member of St. John's Lutheran church, since April, 1891, also an active member of the Lutheran Ladies' Society. Her zeal manifested in the missionary enterprises of this society, is all the more worthy of emulation, because on account of her indisposition, nearly all her work which was not little, had to be done at home instead of the social circle of the members. Her principle ailment, rheumatism, was of about eight years standing. From year to year she became more of an invalid, so that for a long time she has been wholly confined, to the house and its immediate premises. Of late a complication of diseases set in and last Friday, at 4 a.m., a stroke of apoplexy, it seems, ended her life. Though her death came sooner than expected the deceased expressed her belief that she would not recover from this illness.

She prepared to meet her God also by, the participation of the Body and blood of Christ in the holy sacrament, which she desired so much. May she now realize the blessedness of her Savior's presence which here she apprehended by faith. Deceased leaves to mourn her death, one son and one daughter, four daughters having preceded her to eternity, four grand-children, and four brothers, three of whom reside here while one lives in Montana. She reached the age of 64 yrs. 2 mos. and 6 das.

The funeral service, conducted by Pastor Ebert, and interment in Union cemetery, took place on Sunday forenoon, a large concourse of people attended.

Death of Mrs. J. E. Siefert.

Early last Tuesday morning the sad announcement of the death of Sarah Jane, wife of J. E. Siefert, was made bringing sorrow to every one who knew the deceased. Not very many knew of the serious illness of Mrs. Siefert and the announcement of her death came as a severe blow to the people.
Mrs. Siefert was prostrated with an attack of remittent fever. Prior to this, however, her children were sick, and she was greatly concerned about their condition causing her much worriment. When she became ill she gave up all hopes for recovery and told those about her that she would not get well. Death verified her prophecy last Tuesday morning, October 31, 1893, when she expired in the early dawn of day.
The deceased was born January 27, 1869, in Whetstone township and is a daughter of John and Rebecca Bair, of North Robinson. She was united in marriage with J. E. Siefert, of this place, November 25, 1886. This union was blessed with three children--two girls and one boy-who now suffer the unspeakable loss of a mother's tender care.
Funeral services were held from the M. E. church yesterday morning at 10 o'clock, conducted by Rev. W. B. Taggart, after which the remains were interred in the Union cemetery southeast of town.
The deceased was a very estimable young woman possessing many noble qualities as all who knew her will testify. Public sympathy is with the bereft young husband in this his great and incalculable loss.


Mrs. Elizabeth Slinker of Stuben county Ind., formerly an old resident of Cranberry township, died on the 23rd of November, 1888, aged about 65 years.



Nelson E. Smeltz, of Attica, and Miss Mary B. Sponseller, of this place were united in marriage at the Lutheran church last Sunday evening in the presence of a very large congregation, Rev. Ebert officiating. Elaborate preparations had been made for the occasion, the church having been tastefully and elaborately decorated.
After the ceremony, the wedding party and a host of invited guests repaired to the home of the bride's mother where the evening was given to social amusements. Mr and Mrs Smeltz are both highly esteemed by the public which entertains none but good wishes for the future prosperity and happiness of the well mated pair.


John D. Smith was born on the 18th of August 1828. On the 13th of June 1852 he was by baptism grafted into the church of Christ and confirmed his faith before witnesses under his spirtual advisor. Rev. R Graetz. On the 28th of March 1854 he was united in holy wedlock to Miss Sarah Whisler. God blessed this union with 3 children, two sons and one daughter, who together with their sorrowing mother survive. Besides his family, the deceased leaves 4 grandchildren and 3 sisters as well as many other relatives and friends to mourn his death. Having been delicate for years, he fell, while waiting on his sick wife, a victim to the 'grip', which resulted in lung fever and in only a few days caused his end. Our brother died in the hope of a blessed resurrection, on January 24, 6 a.m. His age was 63 yrs. 5 mos, 6 da. May the Lord console the bereaved.
The mourning relatives hereby tender their heartfelt thanks to all who assisted during the sickness and death of our brother.



Miss Lydia Smith died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Lyons, east of this place, on Nov. 6, 1896, aged 31 years and 26 days. Both of her parents, six sisters and other relatives are left to mourn her loss. She was a faithful christian and a consistent member of the M. E. church. During the last few days she had emphasized her faith in God by making all arrangements for her burial and then calmly waiting for the summons which was to call her to that better and brighter world above. The funeral took place last Sunday at Cranberry chapel with burial in Greenville cemetery, being conducted by Rev. T. L. McConnell and the Bucyrus lodge of Good Templars which was in accordance with a request of the deceased.

Another hand is bekoning on,
Another call is given,
And once more glows with angel feet
The path that leads to Heaven.


Tiffin Advertiser, Nov. 24:--Another well known pioneer resident of Tiffin has passed into the great beyond, in the person of Sarah A., wife of W. O. Spayth, who died in this city Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas F. Keller, 237 East Perry street.

Sarah A. Spayth was the daughter of David Smith, the first Auditor of Seneca county, and was born in this city August 6, 1829, and was aged sixty-seven years, three months and seventeen days at the time of her death. March 23, 1852, she was married to William O. Spayth at Republic, and to them were born one son and four daughters. The daughters, who with their aged father, survive, are as follows: Ella, wife of Dr. Thomas F. Keller; Mary, wife of A. H. Unger; Miss Mabel; and Edith, wife of Will G. Bloom, all of Tiffin. Mrs. Spayth was beloved by all who knew her and her death is mourned by a large circle of friends.

The funeral takes place from the Keller home at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. G. Fred Williams and Rev. O. V. W. Chandler.


Last Friday I. A. Spencer who resided 4 miles northeast of this place came to town with a load of hay which he delivered at the Penn'a station. While decending from the load at the front end, he accidentally struck one of the horses, which becoming frightened kicked, striking Mr. Spencer on the side of the head. He was immediately taken to the Central Hotel where physicians were summoned to examine his condition. An examination of his injuries revealed the fact that it was only a question of a few hours until death would end his suffering. A messenger was hurriedly sent to the wife of the unfortunate man informing her of the serious accident which had befallen her husband. Mrs. Spencer arrived only to see her husband expire, which occurred at 11:30 a.m., just two hours after the accident happened. The remains of the deceased were embalmed and taken home in the afternoon. Funeral services were held last Tuesday. Mr. Spencer was about 65 years old. The bereaved family has the sympathy of the entire community.


Lora Marie, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sponseller, died Monday morning. Interment in the Lutheran cemetery last Tuesday. Brief funeral services were held at the home conducted by Rev. D. Ph. Ebert. (Note: Date appears to be ca February 1896)


Samuel Springer was born Jan. 5, 1839, died Feb, 1, 1899, aged 60 yrs. and 27 das. Deceased was the third son of George and Elizabeth Springer. He was born in Weller township, Richland county, Ohio, came with his parents to Crawford county in the spring of 1865. He united with the church at Goodwill in the winter of 1865-66, Rev. Albright, Minister. Married Anna M. Tobin Nov. 19, 1868, four children were born to them, three daughters and one son, all of whom survive him. Those who have labored in the church and Sabbath school with Brother Springer will miss him most keenly. He, in his 33 year's walk with God in the vineyard has been faithful and diliigent in the Master's service. The sudden and unexpected call from the Divine Master clearly proved to him that "in the midst of life we are in death." In his affliction he encouraged those around him with the promises of God. While drawing near the borders of Canaan's shore he said; "All is gone but God's word, nothing left but God's word." As a husband, father, brother and neighbor, he will be greatly missed.

Funeral services, were held at Good Will church, conducted by Rev. J. W. Dowds with interment in Goodwill cemetery.


Dr. John B Squier died Tuesday morning, December 10, at his home in Sulphur Springs aged 72 years and 7 months. The funeral was held Thursday morning, December 18.
The death of this well-known citizen of Crawford county was anticipated for some days by those who made inquires almost dally regarding the state of his health. Dr. Squier was one of the pioneer settlers of Crawford having lived for nearly seventy years in Liberty township.
The foundation for Dr. Squier's education was acquired in the pioneer schools of three score years ago. But he was a natural student and endowed with mental faculties of a high order. By close application and the reading of good literature he acquired a vast fund of general information on the subjects of theology and political economy. The reasoning of his fine mind developed one of the purest and noblest citizens that Crawford county ever possessed.
Dr. Squier was a firm believer in the principles of Christianity and a devout man. So far as his own personal habits were concerned he was a moral and exemplary citizen. And in his dealings with his fellowmen he was always just and honorable. In his views on political economy he was an independent thinker; he advocated principles and supported measures necessary to secure the result desired. He was never the blind follower of any party but possessed the necessary intelligence to reason back to first principles. And when a party did not suit him he had the moral courage to unite himself with one that did although his course was denounced by his former political associates.

Dr. John B. Squier the well-known physician of Sulphur Springs, was born in Salem Township, Washington Co., New York May 16, 1818. His grandparents, Daniel and Elizabeth (Wood) Squier, were natives of New York, and reared their family of eleven children to manhood and womanhood in the same county. There were in the family seven sons and four daughters, viz., Elizabeth, Salmon, Alice, Daniel, Charles, Lucinda, Irene, Calvin, Nehemiah, Sheubel and Elijah. One of these, Lucinda, who was married to Isaac McClallen, and of whom nothing definite had been known to her kinfolks of Ohio for more than thirty years, was considered deceased, when, recently, to their surprise, the knowledge of her survival and residence In Western Pennsylvania came to hand, The Doctor (her nephew) paid her a visit and found her living happily with her son, James McClallan, remarkable vigorous and strong for one who had passed 92 summers, and is without a single nervous quiver.
Several members of the family moved from the old homestead in New York, Salmon, was the first. He settled in the Black River county, in the western part of that State. Calvin, his wife and one child; Nehemiah, wife and two children, viz, George M. and John B. started, with two two-horse teams and wagons, packing therein goods and utensils such as they deemed would be necessary, set out to push their way to this State. They arrived here safely on Nov. 5, 1822, making the journey in thirty days. They stopped with John 0. Blowers near the Sandusky River, on the farm now owned by Samuel Blowers. The wives of Calvin and Nehemiah were sister and sisters of John O. Blowers, who was pleased to have the Squiers locate by him. He gave them privilege of erectlng a cabin on his premises to protect them from the rapidly-approaching winter This was soon accomplished. There Calvin and Nehemiah with their families spent the winter of '22-'23.
When the spring opened, Nehemiah built a more comfortable dwelling on l0 acres, which he purchased of Ralph Beacon, on the Bucyrus road; and, in a short space of time, Calvin and Nehemiah bought 80 acres across the Sandusky, to which the former removed in 1824, and there made his home until 1851, when he sold out and moved with his family, to De Kalb Co., Ind. Nehemiah purchased the mill property of J. 0. Blowers, and moved to it in 1833. He had by this time added 20 acres to his first purchase, Here Mr. Squier reared his family, and knew full well the hardships incident to "life in the woods" in those days.
Nehemiah Squier was a man of sterling worth in the newly settled neighborhood. They reared five children--George M., who died here when about 17 years old; John B., of whom we make further mention; William H:, who died when about 17 years old; Nehemiah, who moved to Illinois, and is near Olney, Richland Co,; Daniel W., who resided in Indiana, and died there in 1862 from disease contracted in the army. The fond wife and mother was called away, in August 1842, from the scene where she so nobly bore her part, not only in assisting and encouraging her husband in domestic duties, but by leaving the impress of her character on the youths who were about to step into and form part of the coming society; and how seldom are self-sacrificing mothers duly accredited for their pains in that direction. Nehemiah married a second wife--widow of the late Horace Smalley--and by this union there was one daughter-Alice, now Mrs. A. J. Messenger.
April 24, 1865, Nehemiah died, and was interred in the cemetery near his original farm, as is also his brother Calvin, and a brother of their wives, William Blowers, who came to Ohio with them and lived here two years, and taught school in Bucyrus the first winter, and preached frequently through this section, as he was one of the first Methodist ministers here; but he then returned to care for his aged and infirm father in New York and never returned, except, on three occasions, to visit. On the last occasion he was taken sick, and, in twenty days' illness, he died at the Doctor's residence. How significent were his last words: "Lay me besides Nehemiah and Calvin, and I know that I'll be with two honest men. Some time previous to the death of the latter, the Doctor had gone to visit his Uncle Calvin in Indiana, and found him in failing health, and brought him along to his home believing that a change of scene and air would have a good effect, to which Calvin readily assented, and gave evidence of his desire to be here when his final dissolution would come. He lingered six months, and died, and was interred here. After years of separation and hundreds of miles had intervened, how singular that circumstances should bring the three to the same place to die, who had been life-long, devoted friends, and, as by their desire, their ashes rest side by side.
John B. Squier was only four years old when his parents came here, and, when about 7 years old, he met with a painful accident by cutting his right knee with an ax. Inflammation set in and resulted in complete anchylosis of the knee joint, which influenced his parents to apprentice him to the tailor's trade. He began, when 13 years old and worked six years. In the meantime, he had acquired more strength in the wounded leg, and the tailoring business was too sedentary for his active mind, so he concluded to learn the millwright's trade. In connection with millwrighting; he taught school winters for ten years. Still striving for a wider and higher field of knowledge, he took up the study of medicine, with Dr. G. L. Zeigler the three last years of millwrighting, and being determined to master the subject, he would carry his book on medicine in his tool-chest, and study nights, wherever he was at work, thereby carrying together one of the most important sudies and a most particular mechanism.
After three years study, he attended one term in medical college at Cincinnati in the winter of 1847-48. He then practiced with his preceptor one and a half years, and then began practicing on his own account; and, in the winter of of 1852-53, he attended another term in medical college at Cincinnati, at which date he graduated; and, since that time, he has been applying the healing art in this vicinity with more than ordinary success. The evidence in his favor proves him to be a physician of much ability, a man of great breadth of knowledge, with years of varied experience, and possessed of the strongest vitality; courteous to the stranger, a true friend to his friends, kind and affectionate in his family.
He was married three times--first, to Elizabeth Decker, in October, 1839. She was a native of New Jersey, and came here with her parents when quite young. She died in July, 1848, leaving one child--Thomas Corwin. During the late rebellion, he enlisted, in March, 1864, to Co. C. 49th O. V. I., and served until the following June, when he was taken prisoner at Altoona Mountains, Georgia, and sent to Andersonville Prison where he died July 20, 1864. His second marriage was with Achsah M. Dilts, in January, 1849. She was a native of this State. She died in January, 1855, leaving one child--Ellen, now Mrs. A. E. Humiston. His third marriage was celebrated with Dorothy Hottel. She was born in Bristol, Trumbull Co., Ohio, Nov. 14, 1830. By this union there are six children--Edgar A., Emma (now Mrs. E. Van Vorhis), Annie, now Mrs. C. F. Sexauer: Oscar W. of Kenton; Flora, now Mrs. Torrence; and Effie, now Mrs. Thomas Black, of Kenton.
He owned the flour-mill, which he bought in January, 1867, in partnership with W. S. Beacon. They moved it from the river to Annapolis, and rebuilt it, and, in 1874, the Doctor bought Beacon's interest, and for several years it was operated by his sons Edgar A. and Oscar W., he owns valuable town property besides. The Doctor's religious views are decidedly of the Swedenborgian school, which doctrine he converses of understandingly, with unpretentious and unassuming zeal. Politically, he was a Republican while he believed that party's banner was emblazoned with human rights and freedom. He witheld not his son, (who fell on the national battle-field) when the country was in its greatest need. But, believing that when a party forsakes its principles, patriots should forsake the party, therefore, he espoused the Liberal cause in 1872, and was a warm supporter of Horace Greely, and for twelve years supported the Democracy, and for the last six years has given his vote and influence in favor of Prohibition.


The Handsome Lutheran Church Edifice Set Apart For Divine Worship
St. John's Lutheran Congregation in Its New Home--A Fine Day-Impressive Ceremony--Details of the Great Event.

The day of the dedication of the handsome new church edifice of the Lutheran St. John's congregation has come and gone and it will be kept in glad rememberance by all participants in the joyful occasion. The rains which poured down the whole week, threatening to prevent many friends from afar from attending the festivities ceased, just in time and Sunday, October the 4th was a Sunday indeed. Days and weeks ahead of the time, visitors had taken up quarters in our little city, but SUN-day(sic) brought the crowd. It is estimated that from 2,500 to 3,000 people attended the dedication festivities.

We will not repeat the program which was given in last week's issue. Suffice it to say that it was carried out almost to perfection and that general good order prevailed throughout the the day. Special mention should be made of the arrangement for proceeding to and entering the new church. The building committee, Messrs John Michelfelder, John H. Sheetz, John L. Utz, S. J. Kibbler and J. F. Aschbacher, led the way in order to deliver up to the congregation the key of the main entrance of the edifice and therewith the responsibility of the work which under their conscientious and wise supervision and direction, by the hands of art and labor, so satisfactorily has been completed.

Following in the procession marched the officiating pastors, headed by the pastor loci, all wearing black garments, the official robe of the Lutheran church. Then followed the members of the vestry, carrying the sacred books and vessels of the church. After them came the choir and congregation at large. After the short impressive service and ceremony in front of the church the masses entered. Perfect order was observed, the ushers having special instructions to see to the comfort of the older members of the church and of the visitors from abroad. Special seats were reserved for the building committee, the vestry, and the choirs, while the clergy occupied the sacristy and altar-platform.

The act of dedication took place during the forenoon service. The dedicatory gospel and epistle-lessons with their corresponding introits and collects having been read by the Rev'ds Prof. F. W. Stellhorn and E. A. Boehme, and the apostolic creed having been spoken in unison by all the ministers present then Rev. D. Ph. Ebert, pastor of the St. John's spoke the words of dedication, all officiating clergymen lifting up the right hand, divining these words: "Unto this purpose do we ordain and consecrate this house in the name of God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, Amen. Rev. H. P. Dannecker then followed with an exhortation and Rev. H. Sutter closed the dedication proper with prayer. Space does not permit us to give even a short synopsis of the sermons which according to contents and delivery were able testimonies of the truth of God's word and were listened to with marked attention. We will confine ourselves to giving the tests upon which they were based and the leading thoughts which were developed.

  • Farewell address by Rev. D. Ph. Ebert, Text: I Sam. 7:12. Thought: As the Israites erected their Ebenezer, a memorial stone of the faithfulness of God who had given them a miraculous victory over the Philistines so should we daily and St. John's Lutheran congregation especially, at the present, erect unto God a true and lasting monument of gratefulness for all that he has done for us, not on account of our merits, but for the sake of His great mercy.
  • Rev. E. A. Boehme preached the forenoon sermon: Text: Luke 19, 1-10. Thought: the church is a house Where the Lord comes to us and where we come to the Lord.
  • Rev. H. P. Dannecker's German sermon. Text: Luke 19, 46. Thought: the house of God, what kind of a house?
  • Rev. Dannecker preached an English sermon on Eph. 2, 19-22. Thought: the foundations, corner stone, and walls of the true Christian church.
  • Rev. H. Sutter preached an English on Eccl. 5:1. Thought: the Christians reverened attendance in the house of God, his coming there, his visiting there and his going from there.
  • Rev. Prof. F. W. Stellhorn preached on Matt, 28, 18-20. Thought: the church, a house of the Lord.

At all the festival services, neighboring choirs rendered appropriate music which was very much appreciated. This certainly helped to increase the beauty of the services. In this connection we must make mention of the fine preludes and postludes, rendered by Mrs. Louisa DeRoche and Mrs. Minnie F. Albright.

A great success was the arrangement for eating Sunday: The committee who attended this matter as also those gentlemen who kindly assisted the committee in executing its plan, have deserved much praise. The apprecaition of this work on part of the visitors was certainly unanimous. Not only were the well made tables in the five different places loaded with plenty of good things, but all persons could comfortably sit down to their meals, to be waited on with utmost care and thoughtfulness. As dinner and supper were served to so large a crowd and elaborate preparations had been necessary, some were of the opinion that the congregation should have charged for these meals. But on so joyous an occasion, the Lutherans felt like giving their friends a treat, free of charge, in the dining rooms as well as in the church auditorium.

On Monday evening, the beautiful church was again crowded. The Lutheran Young People's Society rendered quite acceptably the Cantata entitled: "The Pillar of Fire." The evening exercises were opened and closed with a solo, the former by Mrs. Minnie F. Albright, entitled, "Not Ashamed of Christ," the latter by Miss Emma L. Sheetz, entitled: "Nearer My God, to Thee." While the collection was taken up, there was instrumental music rendered by Miss Maud Kimerline and Mrs. H. P. Dannecker. The evening was a very pleasant one and the members of the Young People's Society felt glad, especially also on account of the generous gifts that followed the collection basket.

Hitherto the festivities of the dedication had been accompanied with pleasant weather and so great, indeed was the appreciation of this on the part of the congregation, that no complaint was heard though Tuesday was uncomfortably chilly and wet and therefore the evening's exercises were attended by a small audience. Those who were there, however, congratulated themselves on their good fortune on hearing the well prepared address of Rev. E. A. Boehme who discoursed on the topic of "Ladies Aid Societies Within Our Christian Congregations." The praise which he bestowed upon the Lutheran ladies and their society, is one well deserved. The faithfulness with which during these past five years the society has worked for the benefit of the church and especially their local congregation, is worthy of imitation. The result of their work proves abundantly that little things are not to be despised. One secret of their success is the strict observance of the rule that no feasting or treating is allowed at any of their meetings.

Excepting the pews and the chandeliers, the latter having been purchased by the Young Peoples Society, the entire furnishing of the interior of the church and also the frescoing and the altar window have been donated by the Ladies Society.

One feature of the Sunday forenoon service remains to be mentioned as being of special interest: This is a brief history of St. John's congregation, divided under three headings, log church, frame church, and brick church. The history together with a complete, program of the day as also with cuts of the new church edifice, windows, etc., the new parsonage will appear in form of a pamphlet, in both German and English. But we cannot refrain from giving at least a few points of the interesting sketch.

St. John's Congregation has grown from 12 to about 150 families. The old log church, in which missionaries at great intervals served the little flock, stood upon the old Lantz place, on Main street, about opposite to the property, now occupied by S. J. Kibbler. The organization as the German Evangelical Lutheran St. John's congregation was effected on the 18th of December 1852, while on the 24th of January 1853 the Charter was obtained.
This as well as the building and dedication of the frame church on the northeast corner of Mansfield and Franklin streets occurred during the efficient administration of the sainted ReV. Robert Graetz.

But a long time after these events the congregation was served together with the Lutheran congregations at Richville, Winfall and Caroline. Toward the end of Rev. F. Belser's long and fruitful pastorate, the New Washington congregation became a self supporting charge. The congregation has seen its ups and downs, but has steadily under the grace of God, grown, not only numerically, but as we believe, also spiritually. Since Rev. E. A. Boehme was here, over 12 years ago, the necessity of building a larger and a more convenient house of worship became apparent. The result of many years thought and labor is now before us.

The Lutherans are indeed to be congratulated upon their good fortune and success in having secured one of the finest church properties in the state. The handsome new brick church on the southeast corner of Mansfield and Center streets, the well arranged brick parsonage to the east and the fine stone pavement along the whole church property are an ornament not only for the Lutheran congregation but also for the community. The enterprise of the Lutherans was certainly a step in the right direction of building up both their congregation and the town. A comparison of the old frame church and the new and elegant church structure with its solid wall and fine interior; its gothic arches, artistic designs, beautiful windows and handsome furniture gives full assurance that the undertaking has been a most happy one.

  • Robert Graetz, deceased.
  • Wm. Schmogrow, deceased.
  • F. Belser, retired, resident at Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • C. Clessler, serving at Bridgewater, Michigan.
  • E. A. Boehme, serving at Youngstown, Ohio.
  • W. Linsenmann, at Saginaw, Mich.
  • H. P. Dannecker, serving at Ft. Wayne, Indiana.
  • D. Ph. Ebert, present pastor of St. John's, New Washington, Ohio.

The following is an extract from the church record from October, 1854 to October 1896:

Baptized   1,049
Confirmed      573
Communed 15,873
Married, couples      190
Buried      389

The financial statement, as lead on Sunday, will be of general interest. We publish it here and append a register, giving names of Building Committee and of first and second Subscription committee of the church.

Of the cost of church property of the German Evangelical Lutheran St. John's Church:
S.H. Shively, architect, Fremont, 0.

Contract with Geo. H. Lewis, Bluffton, O.,for putting up building$10791
Fresco decorations Bryant Bros., Columbus, Ohio      500(?)
Furnaces for heating churchL. Patric & Co.      425
Gas Machine and PlumbingBaxter Brown, Tiffin, Ohio      550
ChandeliersCleveland Gas and Electric Fixture Co.      307
Pulpit, Altar and Altar Rail Herman & Mahon, New Washington, O.       235
Glass, Windows The Flanagan & Bledenweg Co., Chicago, Ills.       870
Pews and Choir chairs Grand Rapids School Furniture Co.    1436
Baptismal FontSammann-Wangerin Milwaukee        85
Architect's fees, sidewalks and sundry extras         1298
Cost of building site       $2000
Total cost of church, including grounds  $18500
S. H. Shively, architect, Fremont, Ohio.
Contract with Louis Faeth, New Washington, O., complete ready to occupy $2375
Architect's fees, sidewalks and sundry extras       125
 Total cost of parsonage $2500
 Total cost of church and parsonage$21000

Recd on building fund 1891-1401 for payment of building site   $2000
Sub. Jan. 16,'95, Lists 1 to 7, inclusive     8519
Sub. March 18, '96, List 8     5121
Received for old parsonage     1400
Received from Ladies' Aid Society    1020
Received from Young Peoples' Society      307
Received from Sunday School      150
Received from Confirmation Class, 1896        10
      Total Receipts$18827
      Balance Deficit    2173
By Ladies Aid Society: Fresco decorations of church, Sanctuary Window "The Good Shepherd," Pulpit, Altar and Altar Rail, Baptismal Font, furniture for the sanctuary, sacristy and toilet room, carpet and draperies for the church, Communion set and *Hymn boards.By Mrs. Louisa Guiss and Mrs. Theresia Sheetz: Communion Veil.By Young Peoples' Society: Chandeliers for church.By Sunday School: Large West Window, "Christ Blessing Little Children."By Confirmation Class, 1896: Two small windows in southwest Vestibule.By Herman & Mahon to Ladles Aid Society: Two *Hymn boards.

John Michelfelder, Chairman,
John H. Sheetz, Secretary,
John L. Utz,
S.J. Kibler,
J. F. Aschbacher,
Building Committee


John Leonhart and John High
August Marquart and John L. Utz
John Michelfelder and J. F. Aschbacher
Adam Eckstine and Fred Strohm
Jacob Sheetz and S. J. Kibler


Jacob Sheetz and S. J. Kibler.


Christian F. Stahl has at last given way to his dreadful disease, cancer. His death occurred on Tuesday afternoon, the 5th of this month, aged 77 yrs., 11 days. Mr. Stahl was born at Weiler Zum Stein, District of Marbach, Kingdom of Wuertemberg in Germany. He was a wagon maker by trade. He immigrated in 1854, first making Philadelphia his home. In 1855 he moved to Ohio, worked in Richland county till 1862, when he came to New Washington. Here Mr. Stahl was employed by the late Adam High. In 1866 he purchased a saloon and conducted his business as is well testified in an exemplary manner. Since 1883 Mr. Stahl retired from public life, yet remained an ever industrious and busy man until lately he had become unable to do anything. 22 years he lived in matrimony with Catharine Eisenhammer, nee Klein, his surviving widow. Also a sister, Mrs. Kopp, of Defiance, is left to mourn his death, besides a number of other relatives and friends. Mr. Stahl has been a consistent member of the Ev. Lutheran St. John's church of this place. Interment with divine services following, took place yesterday forenoon.


Benjamin Stevens, a prominent pioneer of Crawford county, died last Monday morning. The deceased resided on one of the best farms in the county, 2 1/2 miles east of Sulphur Springs. Deceased was a resident of this county for over 60 years.


Fernando Stevens Killed

Tuesday, Jan. 10.

Fernando B Stevens, of Tiro, Ohio, was born in Cranberry township, Crawford County, on January 16, 1855, and departed this life, January 6, 1888, aged 32 years, 11 months and 20 days.

Mr Stevens was united in marriage with Mary A Shilling, December 7, 1876 and there were born unto them two daughters, Nora and Orpha, both living. Mrs Mary A Stevens died Februarv 22, 1881. Mr. Stevens married again, February 13, 1886, to Mrs Nora Dillen, of Union County, Ohio, and on April 19, 1887, she also departed this life, one year, two months and six days after their marriage.

Fernando Stevens had been visiting friends in Union County, and was returning home to Tiro, on the O. C. C. & I. Railway. At Vernon Station he attempted to get off the train while it was in motion, and by some misstep or otherwise not known, perhaps, by any one, he met with almost instant death. The train stopped and backed up and took the injured man on board, and carried him to Shelby Junction, where he lived but a few moments and expired. The occurrence took place about 9 o'clock at night. The sad news of the casualty was telegraphed from Vernon Station to the family, Jacob Stevens and wife, his parents in Tiro. A telegraphic dispatch was also sent from Cleveland later, by conductor Studwell, touching the affair.

The remains of the unfortunate young man, brought by undertaker Byrer, to his parents' home in Tiro, on Saturday, and were buried from thence, on Sabbath morning. The funeral sermon was preached by the writer in the Oakland Lutheran church, from James 4:14 to the largest audience that had been seen at this church for many years, if ever. These services over, the remains were taken to the Union graveyard, near Sulphur Springs, and laid away to await the resurrection day. The bereaved parents and friends have abundant reason to know that they have the sympathy of the whole community in this, their great sorrow.

J C.



--Nathaniel Stevens, of Tiro was almost instantly killed at Vernon Junction last Friday evening by jumping off a moving train. Mr. Stevens was on a North bound O. C. C. & I. train and upon nearing Vernon Junction, against the protest's of the conductor, went out of the car and made the fatal jump some rods south of the station. After the train had reached the station the conductor and others went to the scene of the mishap and found Mr. Stevens body near the track. They put him on the train and took him to Shelby but death but death had claimed its victum before the arrival at that place. Mr. Stevens was a son of J. H. Stevens, a highly respected man.



STICKEL.--At her home in Carlisle, with her daughter, Mrs. G. A. Comfort, Mrs. Catharine Stickel aged 84 years, 4 months and 15 days. She was born in 1800. She was a devoted Christian and a member of the Evangelical church for almost 50 years. To know her was to love her for her many virtues. She was a kind and loving mother, a kind and affectionate neighbor. She leaves one son and seven daughters to mourn ber loss. Their loss is her infinite gain. "Blessed are they who die in the Lord."

Her earnest eyes to Heaven are bent
With yearning pure and lowly;
To follow where her saviour went
And join the angels holy.

G. A. C.


Particulars of His Unexpected Death.
His Life Work.

The remains of Will G. Stubbs arrived in Ashland Tuesday night. The particulars of his death, as learned from those who were with him at Sacramento in the trying hour are as follows: He was ill but eight days, being taken sick Nov. 21 and dying on Monday, Nov. 29. He was led by his physician to expect recovery, and in this idea refused to allow his brothers in San Francisco to be notified of his illness. Only the day before his death he hoped to be out of doors in a short time, but on Monday he became much worse. He had sent his colored nurse out on some errand, and feeling very sick before the man returned, called in a friend at the house, saying, "I believe I am dying." The physician was summoned at once, and at 11 o'clock said that Will could live but a few hours. A friend of Will's told him he had but a short time to live and advised him to fix up his affairs. He replied that there was nothing to fix, and that he was willing to die, but desired that the physician should enable him to die without pain. He died peacefully at 2 P. M.
The physician's certificate states that death was caused primarily by congenital hernia, and secondarily by rupture of the bowels. The funeral services were held in Sacramento on Thursday.
Remains will be interred tomorrow (Thursday) at 2 P. M. from the Stubbs residence on Center street.
William G. Stubbs was born July 28, 1856, in Ashland, and was accordingly past thirty years of age. After completing the course in the Ashland public schools he went to Delaware and finished the Sophomore year. He then came back here and learned the printer's trade in the Times office. On the 10th of March, 1880, hie was married to Jessie Fremont Sprengle, daughter of L. J. Sprengle, of this place. His wife died June 25, 1883. In September of the same year Will sold out his office here. He had been owner and editor of the Times previous to this and after disposing of his interests here, went to California in December of 1883. He went into the office of the Continental Oil and Transportation company at San Francisco. At the time of his death he was agent of the Standard Oil company at Sacramento.
Will was an energetic, earnest young man of excellent principles, a true friend and an affectionate son and husband. In his death the business circles with which he was identified lose a valued member, and hosts of sorrowing friends, both in his early home and in his later location, mourn over a departed friend, whose vacant place it will be hard, almost impossible to fill. The sorrowful relatives here have the hearty sympathy of a large member of friends.


Another Pioneer Passes Away.

Mrs. Margaret Studer died of the infirmaties of old age at her home on Rossman street last Saturday evening, aged about 82 years. Mrs. Studer was a resident of this vicinity for sixty years. She was the mother of 14 children, four of whom preceded her to the spirit world. Her husband died five years ago, and she has been an invalid for some time. The funeral took place at St. Bernard's church last Tuesday forenoon, with interment in Catholic cemetery north of town.


DIED--At his residence in Fostoria, Saturday, September 8, 1888, Paul Feline Studer, of congestion of the lungs, aged 20 yrs., 11 mo., 16 da.

It was with profound sorrow that the people of this place heard the sad news that P. F. Studer had passed from the Shore of Time and bade farewell to his earthly friends and home. Scarcely had the news of his fatal illness reached us until we were informed that his spirit had taken its flight hence.

Mr. Studer held the position of night operator of the Columbus, Hocking Valley & Toledo R.R. at Fostoria, a position which he creditably filled for more than a year. It has been but a few months ago that he took unto himself a life partner, and scarcely had they commenced housekeeping until he was stricken down by Death's icy hand, leaving his grief-stricken young widow and a host of relatives and friends to mourn his early departure from a useful career.

Mr. Studer was a member of the O. R. T., and that organization took charge of the remains at Fostoria and at the request of the bereft wife, removed them to this place for burial. Every possible respect for the deceased was shown by the members of this organization. The remains were brought to this place on Monday last. The people here lost no opportunity to pay their respects to the deceased whom they loved while among them. This was made manifest by various tokens. The "Class of '86," of which he was a member, presented a very handsome pillow made of black plush. Upon this pillow was the inscription, "One of our number. Class of '86," in cream colored plush. The entire pillow was profusely adorned by a cream colored ribbon, and upon one of its most conspicuous folds was printed the name "Feline" by which the deceased was commonly known by his associates here.

The O. R. T. presented a very handsome floral tribute, which was beautiful in design and appropriate in its signification.

The Alumni, of which the deceased was a member, met in special session last Monday evening and adopted a set of resolutions in memory of the deceased and attended the funeral services in a body as did also the Grammar and High Schools.

The funeral services were held from St. Bernard's Catholic church last Tuesday, Father Vogt officiating. The large concourse of people that was in attendance on the occasion of the last rites of all that was mortal of P. F. Studer, is convincing evidence of the high estimation in which he was held by the public.

The following resolutions unanimously adopted by the New Washington Alumni Monday September 10, 1888:


Whereas, It has been the pleasure of Almighty God to remove from the New Washington Alumni P. F. Studer by the cold Hand of Death, and
Whereas, he was a member of the Class of '86 of the New Washington High School, and became a member of the Alumni of which organization he has been a faithful and honorable member at the time of his death, therefore be it
Resolved, That we learn with profound sorrow that death has entered our organization for the first time and deprived us of one of its brightest members
Resolved, That we, though humbly bowing to the will of the Master, express our deepest regret and extremest sorrow in the loss of a fellow member who was highly esteemed for zeal, his sterling integrity and kind dispostion to others.
Resolved That we extend our warmest sympathy to the bereft wife to this her sad affliction. Conscious of the extreme grief which she endures over the the loss of a kind and devoted husband, who but a few months ago gave his protection and care, it is the sense of this organization that no greater words of condolence can be spoken than that He who doeth all things well will guide and comfort her.
Resolved, That the members of this organization attend the funeral services in a body.
Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the wife of the deceased, that they shall be recorded in the Journal of this organization and that the same shall be published in one or more newspapers.


Widow Elizabeth Sutter, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Sotzen, was born in Nusshof, canton of Basle, Switzerland, on the 25th of April, 1821. She was baptized on the 29th of April, 1821 in Wintersingen and there also confirmed in her 14th year in the Reformed faith.

On the 6th of July, 1842, she married widower Jacob Sutter, who was from her native village, and with whom in the year 1844 she crossed the sea to America. They lived awhile near Shelby, also in Michigan, but mostly in Crawford county. Their last years were spent in New Washington. Together with her husband the deceased joined St. John's Evangelical Lutheran church on the 6th of May, 1892 and has been a consistent member of the same until death. Her husband preceded her into eternity one month, less five days. She breathed her last on Sunday, June 19, 1898, at noon. Her age was 77 yrs. 1 mo. 24 das. She leaves to mourn her death, 2 sons, 2 daughters, 2 brothers, 19 grand-children, and 8 great grandchildren. Peace to her ashes.

Funeral services and interinent conducted by Rev. D. Ph. Ebert, took place last Tuesday forenoon.


Jacob Sutter died at his home on West Mansfield street, aged 69 yrs., 10 mos. and 13 das., Tuesday morning the 24 inst. Mr. Sutter was a native of Switzerland and was born on the 11th of July, 1811. He immigrated to this country in 1844, farming in succession near Shelby about 8 years; near Sulphur Springs, 3 years; 20 miles from Grand Rapids, Mich., 4 years; and ever since in Crawford county on his place west of town until in 1880, when he bought a residence in town.

The deceased was married twice. From his first union with Elizabeth Fuerchter, who died a few years afterward, there were two children, one died an infant and the other, a son, died at the age of 18, in Michigan. His second marriage with Elizabeth Socin took place on the 16th of July, 1842. This union was blessed with four children, 2 sons and 2 daughters, who survive. Besides these and his widow, he leaves 1 brother, 19 grand-children and 8 great grand-children.

The deceased was baptised on the 25th of July, 1811, and confirmed when 14 years old in Wintersingan in canton Basel, Switzerland. He became a member of St. John's Lutheran church on May 6, 1892. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. D. Ph. Ebert, took place Thursday forenoon, May 26.


Lewis Swineford died early last Sunday morning at his home two miles east of Ashland. He had been a great sufferer for many months and there was some uncertainty as to the cause of his death until Monday forenoon, when a post mortem examination was held by Dr. Kinnaman, his attending physician, and Drs. Sherick, of Ashland, and Craig, of Mansfield. The examination revealed the fact that cancer of the stomach was the cause of death. Mr. Swineford has been living for many years with his sisters and has never been married. He was quite well known throughout this part of the county, and in his young days was a man of great strength. The funeral was delayed until Wednesday to await the arrival of his brother from the west. The services were preached at the house by Rev. A. H. Smith and the body laid away in the Ashland cemetery.



Death of Geo. W. Teel

Geo. W. Teel, Esq., died at 4 p m., Friday, July 19, at his home near Sulphur Springs, of progressive paralysis aged 78 years, 2 months and three days.
The funeral took place on Sunday, July 21, at 2 p. m., from his late residence, interment in Union Cemetery. The pall hearers selected by the family are J. B. Gormly, Geo. C. Gormly, J. H. Hofman and Dr. J. S. McCarrel of Bucyrus, and Dan Babst, Jr., of Crestline.
George W. Teel was born at Ashland, on May 18 1821. At the age of 10 and 11 he worked in John Moffit's brick yard for two summers, and the next two seasons drove a team on the Ohio Canal; he then worked for farmers in Starke county for two years.
In the meantime his father John C. Teel, removed to Guernsey county, and purchased a small farm. This the son managed while his father worked at his trade as blacksmith. In his seventeenth year he taught school for a year or two in Wayne county, and used the proceeds to attend the Ashland Academy. In 1843 he removed to Nahvarre, where he purchased horse which he sold in Canada.
On Aug. 7, 1843 he came to Crawford county, purchasing of George W. Galloway the farm on which he has since lived. He taught school in and near Sulphur Springs for 15 years, teaching the first English school ever taught in the Brokensword district.
For about six months in 1844 he kept a store in Sulphur Springs. In 1862 he was appointed Revenue Assessor for Crawford county, a position he held for nine years. In 1872 he was employed as collecting agent for the A. & L. E. road.
In 1877 he removed to Bucyrus, where for a year he was engaged as assignee in settling the estate of Osman & Woodside. Finishing this he removed to Crestline, where he remained for a year, and then returned to his farm east of Sulphur Springs, where he has since resided. During his connection with the A. & L. E. he secured nearly the entire amount of right of way for that road from the coal fields to Toledo, and in connection with D. W. Swigart, C. Fulton, S. R Harris and J. B. Gormly, secured the passage of the Machine Shop Bill through the Legislature.
On Sept. 17, 1814, he was married to Miss Elizabeth Markley, and the following children were born to them: Leander L., Jennie, (Mrs. Byron Benson, deceased), Jared, Laura L., Ella, George W., Horatio, Markly, and Fannie.
For some years past Mr. Teel's health has been such that he has been unable to attend to any business, and he has been an invalid at his home.


Geo. Urie

W. C. FRAZEE,the Widely Known Furniture Dealer, Follows a Day Later
Death's Big Harvest - Two Knights Templar Funerals in One Day.

The life of Maj. Geo. W. Urie slowly ebbed away, and Sunday morning, Jan. 15(?) at a quarter to eight o'clock, he peacefully breathed his last. As he lived he died, without a struggle or a disturbance, quietly and gently.

In his closing days, though he had lived for nearly 93 years, he suffered very little sickness. About two months ago he suffered what is now believed to have been an attack of the grip, and for (unreadable) days he was in a serious condition, but he rallied and after that, though he was unable to leave the house, he was not confined to his bed, and only last Friday did his condition become such as to cause apprehension. Saturday he lost the use of his limbs, and he became somewhat alarmed himself. About two o'clock Sunday morning he awoke much troubled with his heart and lungs. His granddaughter who lives with him, summoned Dr. W. M. McClellan, who administered medicine, and he fell asleep.

About five o'clock he relapsed into his weak condition again, and his lungs filled up. He lingered until 7:45 o'clock when the final summons came.

The passing away of Maj. Geo. W. Urie ended a life seldom excelled in length or prominence of service in local affairs. He lived in Ashland county, part of the time called Richland, for 84 years. He was the son of Solomon Urie, and was born in Washington county, Pa., on Feb. 28, 1806. There were many who had expressed the hope that he would live a full century, but that was beyond reasonable expectation. He did live ninety-three years, excepting 44 days. He came with his father to this county when but nine years old. In the fall of 1815, they settled upon a farm of 160 acres in Orange township, and the senior Urie also located another 160 acres in Montgomery township. On the Orange township farm Samuel Urie built the first blacksmith shop in the township. The first winter he lived in this state the subject of our sketch saw his father bring home 40 deer, eight large black bears, many wolves and other game. More than once the wolves had to be kept from the door literally rather than figuratively. The sports of the pioneer days were attractive to young Urie, and he became a great athlete and lover of hunting and contests of strength. He adopted the trade of carpenter and also of millwright, and followed these for years, especially that of wood working. As a contractor he helped to build the first infirmary in this county.

It was in very early days that he earned his title of Major. He joined the militia under the old state law years and years ago, and passed from captain on up to colonel of a regiment of independent rifles. He made a fine appearance on drill, was tall and as straight as the tree that symbolizes the political doctrines he so strongly advocated. When the Mexican war broke out, he was anxious to go to the front, but on the advice of his physician remained at home. He took some part in politics as a thoroughbred Jacksonian democrat, and in 1845 was elected treasurer of Richland county. In 1846, Ashland county was organized, and Maj. Urie was elected the first treasurer. He was reelected, and again in 1865 was chosen county recorder, holding that office three terms in succession. In 1853 he was elected a member of the state board of equalization, in 1857 was appointed deputy United States marshal for the northern district of Ohio, and in 1860 was a census enumerator. The people still had faith in his official uprightness, and elected him mayor of Ashland in 1874, where he served for two years. In these numerous ways did he serve the public in positions of trust.

Maj. Urie was a characteristic American citizen. A truer democrat never lived. He believed thoroughly in the principles of the party, and was steadfast to the organization all through the century down to the day of his death. The momentous events that he witnessed and the wars that he lived through, from the war of 1812 down to the war with Spain, only strengthened him in his democracy and in his simplicity of life as a citizen of the republic. He was honest, faithful, true, loyal, and a lover always of the people's rights. In charactor he was pure, in manner sociable and friendly without fail, and in the lodge was as true as steel, and in all respects a good man.

He was a member of church from 1867, and was probably the oldest Free Mason in Ohio. He became a Master Mason at Mansfield on Jan. 12, 1843, and joined Clinton Commandery No. 5, Knights Templar, of Mt. Vernon, on Jan, 22, 1849, and afterwards became a member of Mansfield Commandery No. 21. When the Ashland lodge was established on Oct. 19, 1846, he was one of the charter members. He never failed to express an interest in the welfare of his order.

All of his life after his removal to Ohio was spent here except a year passed in California. He made the trip there and back by water, crossing the Isthmus of Panama, going and coming. Up to but a few months ago he devoted himself to the insurance business.

Maj. Urie was married twice, first to Elizabeth Murray, to whom were born five daughters and one son. The living daughters are Alice, wife of T. M. Beer; Elizabeth, wife of Rev. W. W. Anderson, of Loudonville; Sarah, widow of S. W. Beer. The son and one daughter died in childhood and another daughter, Mrs. Mary Porter, died in 1875. Mrs. Urie died on Oct. 13, 186(unreadable), and in 1865 he was married the second time in Minnesota to Mrs. Maggie Blackstock. She died a few years ago.

Maj. Urie died at his home on Cleveland avenue, but the body was buried this forenoon from the home of T. M. Beer, on Claremont avenue. The services were conducted by Rev. W. G. Schoppe, of the Congregational church, where the deceased was a member. Rev. D. B. Duncan assisted, and the Mansfield Commandery, Knights Templar, will attend the funeral and do honor to a member. An honored patriarch and citizen has gone. Everlasting peace to his memory.



John Michael Vollmer, who died at his home in this place Saturday, Aug. 3, was born January 13, 1847 at Weiler zum Stein, Marbauch, Wurtemburg and baptized a few days after his birth. In 1861 he was confirmed a member of the Ev. Luth. church and shortly afterwards was apprenticed to learn the blacksmith's trade.
In 1866 he left his fatherland and emigrated to this country settling in New Washington where he abode to the day of his death. He labored faithfully at the trade until 1877 when a severe attack of lung fever so reduced his robust strength that it was utterly impossible for him to do hard manual labor. He was a continual sufferer from asthma. Dropping his former trade from necessity, he opened a saloon, and sought in this way to support himself and family. In 1870 he had united in marriage with Maria Christine Walter, this union being blessed with 7 children, 1 son and six daughters of whom the son and five daughters are yet living. Deceased was sickly long before his death, but was not confined to his bed until a week before his demise. The immediate cause of his death was hemorrhage of the stomach. His age was 42 years, 6 months and 20 days. A bereaved, 6 children, 2 brothers, 2 sisters and his aged father mourn his departure. The funeral took place from the Ev. Luth. church of this place and was one of the largest ever witnessed in these parts. The funeral sermon was preached from 2 Tim. 2, 5.



Mrs. Amanda Jane Wallace was born near Corunna, Ind., Dec. 7th, 1860, and died at her home in Auburn, Ind., June 8th, 1889, aged 28 years, 6 months and 1 day. She was married to W. J. Wallace Oct. 9th, 1880. To them were given three children--Effie, Bessie and little Roy. Mrs. Wallace was a devoted wife and mother; indeed it might truthfully be said that she was so consecrated to her family that she lived for them and from the human side it seems to us that she was necessary to the family, and we can only refrain from murmuring at the sad Providence which has removed this wife and mother by the thought that it has been permitted by Him who doeth all things well. She had resided at Auburn less than a year, but her quiet, winning way had made for her many warm friends, who have attested their respect and love by the beautiful floral offerings, which have been prepared by loving hands and given as tributes to her memory. Mrs. Wallace was a Christian lady, unostentatious in her religious service, but firm, constant and devout. She was converted and united with the U. B. Church of Corunna under the pastorate of Rev. J. W. Lilly, and was connected with that church until the time of her death. Her last sickness was of short duration, but her sufferings were severe in the extreme. On Saturday morning, when it was thought she was dying, she expressed to Mr. Lamport, pastor of the M. E. Church, who had often visited her in her illness, that "All was right." He added: "The Lord has promised that when you pass through the waters He will be with you, and through the rivers they shall not overflow thee. Do you find it true?" And she answered, "Yes." She lingered through the day, and that evening about 9 o'clock she passed to her reward.

Another hand is beckoning us,
Another call is given:
And glows once more with angel steps
The path which reaches Heaven.

Alone, unto our Father's will
One thought has reconciled,
That He whose love exceedeth ours
Hath taken home his child.


Asphyxiated By Gas.
Joseph Wechter, A Prominent Farmer, of near this place, Found Dead in Bed at Toledo.

Joseph Wechter, who resided about 1 1/2 miles southwest of this place, went to Toledo last Tuesday to make a settlement with a business man of that city, to whom he shipped butter and eggs regularly. Not being able to finish his business the same day he engaged lodging for the night. The following taken from the Toledo News of Dec. 1st, gives the particulars of his death:

Joseph Wechter of New Washington, Crawford county met death last night by gas asphyxiation in a lodging house, at 807 Summit street. Mr. Wechter retired at a usual hour last night. He closed and locked the door of his room and before retiring it is supposed that the unfortunate man turned out the gas and unconsciously turned it on again. Early this morning the proprietor detected the deadly fumes and suspecting something was wrong, began to investigate. He soon discovered that the fumes were coming from Wechter's room. Calling assistance he broke in the door, entered and threw up the windows. He then discovered that Wechter was perfectly lifeless, having been dead for some hours.

Edward Kappus and undertaker J. M. Geiger went to Toledo on Wednesday afternoon and brought the remains of the deceased home on the 11:18 p.m. train. Messrs. Geiger and Kappus say, that as near as they could learn, Mr. Wechter met death as stated above.

The deceased was 48 years old, and leaves a wife, 12 children and many relatives to mourn his departure. The family has the sympathy of the entire community in this their sad bereavement. Funeral services will be conducted at St. Bernard's church tomorrow forenoon, followed by interment in the Catholic cemetery.


Joseph Weis, of whose demise mention was made in our last issue, was born at Amt Staufen, Baden, Germany, on August 20, 1833; died February 7, 1895, aged 61 yrs., 5 mos., 17 das. He came to America in 1855. In April 1857 he was united in marriage with Frederica Thoma. For five years after his marriage Mr. Weis lived at Norwalk, Ohio, after which on May 5, 1862 he moved on a farm in Huron county, 5 miles northeast of New Washington, where he resided for 30 years. On October 24, 1892 he moved on a farm in Seneca county, 3 miles northeast of New Washington, where he has since resided and which place was the scene of his death. This union was blessed with eleven children of whom seven, together with his wife, yet survive.

Funeral services of which High Mass was a part, were held from St. Bernard's church last Monday conducted by Rev. J. G. Vogt. The remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery north of town. The funeral procession was one of the largest ever witnessed at this place, showing conclusively that the deceased had many friends while among us. Mr. Weis was a good citizen, and a very agreeable and friendly man--always having a friendly word for all whom he chanced to meet.


WHITCOMB-KITSON--On Monday evening, Nov. 23, 1891, by Rev J. H. Crooker, Edward Whitcomb and Margaret Kitson.


Death of Mrs. Whitcomb

DIED--At her home on Ten Mile creek, at 2 a.m., this 6th day of September, 1888, Mrs. Edward Whitcomb, formerly known as Mrs. Catherine A. Durgin, in the 60th year of her age.
Mrs. Whitcomb was one of the earliest settlers of Montana, having come to the Territory while it was still a part of Idaho, in 1862 in Capt. Fisk's train overland. She settled on the place where she died in the autumn of 1864. Her early life in Montana was an eventful one and full of such experiences that few women ever encounter in this age. She was a woman of wonderful energy and courage, which were often put to the severest test. Her life, if written out would make a story as marvelous as any tale of fiction. With all her rough experience of frontier life, the deceased was one of the most open-hearted and generous women that we have ever known. She gave away enough to have made herself rich many times over, and none were so unworthy or undeserving an to appeal to her in vain.
She was married to Edward Whitcomb, we believe, in 1869. Her husband survives her, also one son by her first marriage and an adopted son.
Her funeral will take place from her late residence on Ten Mile at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow. Friends are invited to attend.


DEATH OF A SOLDIER--William Whitcomb who was recruited about three months ago, by Sargent McNaul and went to Western Va., with some twenty others from this place to join Capt. Woodward's Company took sick at Camp Ewing and was sent to the Wheeling Military Hospital, a distance of 300 miles. Mr. Whitcomb while at the Hospital, received every attention that could have been bestowed upon him bad he been among his frlends at home. The ladies in Wheeling are in daily attendance, and watch closely the wants of the sick. While at the Hospital he grew worse and worse, until death removed him to a higher sphere. Mr. Whitcomb was an excellent young man and a Christian, and beloved by all who knew him. His remains were brought to Ashland on Monday last, in the charge of Mr. Alfred Hall, private in Company G. Thus occasionally we are compelled to mourn the loss of our brave men, but it is a comfort to know that they fell at the post of duty, and of honor and their names shall be embalmed in the memory of their countrymen.



E. A. Whitcum and Miss Laura J., daughter of Mr and Mrs. J. W. King were united in marriage at the residence of the bride's parents northeast of this place last Sunday afternoon. Both parties are well known in this vicinity. The young couple has located at this place.


Caroline T. Whitcum, nee Graffmiller, was born February 20, 1850, in Auburn township, this county, and died March 24, 1888, at New Washington, Ohio aged 38 years, 1 mo., 4 days. In November 15, 1868, she was married to George Whitcum, who survives her. This union was blessed with four children, viz., Edmon, Mary S. Rozena; and Nettie, all of whom mourn their mother's departure. Mrs. Whictum been a severe sufferer of that dreadful disease, consumption, for a number of years and finally fell a victim to its terror. She was held in high estimation by those who knew her. Funeral services were conducted from the Goodwill M. E. church on Tuesday, March 27, 1888, Rev. Rothrock officiating. A large concourse of people followed the remains to their last resting place.


George, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Whitcum, was born on Thursday, February 9, and died of inflammation of the bowels, on February 21. Little George was a beautiful and winsome child and during his brief life, he greatly endeared himself to his parents and grandparents.



WHITCUM.--Died, on Friday October 8, 1886, at 7 pm, John Whitcum, aged 84 years, 7 months, 22 days.

John Whitcum was born in Cumberland county, Penn., February 10, 1802. He was married in 1833 to Mary Drorbaugh, and their union was blessed with ten children; six boys and four girls. Five of this number preceded their father to the spirit land. In 1837 Mr Whitcum moved with his wife and two children from Cumberland county, Penn, to Millbrook, Wayne county, Ohio. The following year, they moved from Wayne county to near Perrysville, Ashland county. In 1844 they moved to Hayesville, Ashland county, and then to the vicinity of Ashland in 1849. They came to New Washington in 1863, at which place they have resided ever since, excepting from April 17, 1882, to August 31, 1883, during which time they resided with their son Edmund, in Montana Territory.

Father Whitcum was a man of hard labor, supporting himself and family under difficulties, of which this generation is ignorant. Like many a son of toil of the past, his only support was his ax, with which he made an honest, well-earned living. He was a man of very great patience; during his pioneer life, as well as at other periods preceding his death, he suffered much, but all without murmuring or complaining.

About 26 years ago, while chopping wood alone in the woods, and communing with his God, he was happily converted, but never united with any church, on account of attendance upon divine worship being denied him by ill-health. When questioned about the future shortly before his death, he said he was ready to die. He leaves an aged wife, five children, and eighteen grandchildren to mourn his death, which was the result of old age and infirmities relative thereto.

Father Whitcum has gone to his long home. His relatives, with a large concourse of friends, showed their last respects to his remains, by holding his funeral services on Sunday, October 10, at 2:30 pm. The Rev. Mr. Williams of the M. E. Church, conducted the services in the M. E. Chapel, at New Washington, preaching an excellent funeral sermon from I Thess., 4th Chap. 13 and 14 verses. Following these impressive services, all that was earthly of Father Whitcum was conveyed to the Good-Will cemetery where they will remain until the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, and the dead shall rise.

"Why should our tears in sorrow flow
when God recalls his own,
And bids them leave a world of woe
For an immortal crown?

Is not e'en death a gain to those
Whose life to God was given?
Gladly to earth their eyes they close
To open them in heaven.

Their toils are past, their work is done,
And they are fully blest!
They fought the fight, the victory won,
And entered into rest.

Then let our sorrows cease to flow--
God has recalled his own;
But let our hearts, in every woe,
still say "Thy will be done."


DIED--Mabel, daughter of E. A. and Laura J. Whitcum, March 26, '95 of pneumonia. She was born Oct. 11, 1894, and was a bright little bud of much promise and loved by a large circle of friends. Services at the M. E. church of New Washington, at which place she was interred and sermon by Rev. T. L. McConnell from Kings 2, 4:26, "Is it well with the child?" Her mission is filled. (We regret our inability to publish a poem by Miss Gertrude Pugh in connection with the above.)


Whitcum--Died, of apoplexy on Sunday evening, June 17, 1888, at her home, Mrs. Mary Whictum, aged 75 yrs., 10 mo., 17 days. The deceased was born July 30, 1812 and was a native of Pennsylvania. Mary (Drorbaugh) Whictum was married to Jno Whicum in 1833, which union was blessed with an issue of ten children five of whom preceded their parents to the spirit world.
After moving from Cumberland county, Pa., Mr. and Mrs. Whitcum resided at Millbrook, Wayne county one year, thence moved to Perrysville, Ashland county where they resided for six years. After residing for a number of years at Hayesville, and in the vicinity of Ashland they moved to Crawford County where they have since resided with the exception of nearly two years during which time they resided in Montana.
Mrs Whitcum suffered the loss of her husband in October of 1887 (Note: 6 written over the 7) but she bore the sore affliction in a truly Christian manner and has since resided with her daughter, Mrs. C. C. Siefert. She was a noble woman in more ways then one; A kind disposition, a good will and earnest desire to do right are some of the qualities deceased possessed and which endeared her to all who knew her.
Funeral services were held at the M. E. Church, conducted by Rev. Williams. During the funeral services, a handsome floral wreath, presented by Mrs. Samuel Hamilton, adorned the casket containing the remains of the deceased. After the services the remains were taken to the Goodwill cemetery for internment, there to await the final summons of the Lord of All whom she so confidingly trusted while among us.

"Why should our tears in sorrow flow
When God recalls his own,
And bids them leave a world of woe
For an immortal crown?

Is not e'en death again to those
Whose life to God was given?
Gladly to earth their eyes they close
To open them in heaven.

Their toils are past, their work is done,
And they are fully blest!
They fought the fight, the victory won
And entered into rest.

Then let our sorrows cease to flow--
God has recalled His own;
But let our hearts, in every woe,
Still say Thy will be done."

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LATER: In the obituary of Mrs. Mary Whitcum we failed to mention with what church she was connected. In 1854 she united with what is known as the Tunker church and has been a faithful member of that organization from that time until her decease.


John Albert Whitmire was born in Seneca county, Ohio, Oct. 20, 1839. Died March 10, 1839, aged 59 yrs., 5 mos. and 20 das. On Sept. 3, 1861, at the age of 21 yrs. He enlisted in Co. G, Third Ohio Cavalry. He served his country with valor and distinction rising to the rank of orderly on the staff of General Wood. He took part in 163 battles and skirmishes. In some of which there was fierce hand-to hand fighting done. He received a saber cut in the head, a ball wound in the scalp and a gun shot wound in the left thigh, from which he suffered until his death. At the close of the war he was mustered out of service at Camp Dennison, Ohio, July 19, 1865, having served in all, 3 yrs., 10 mos. and 16 das. During a furlong, he married Margaret J. Armitage, March 15, 1864. This union was blessed with two children, a son and a daughter, Ralph W., of Bucyrus, and Mrs. J. F. Hipp, of Carrothers. His wife died May 29, 1890. On March 2, 1892 he married Louisa Haines. To this union one daughter was born. In the winter of 1878 he was converted and united with the Base Line Methodist Protestant church, of which society he remained a consistent member to the time of his death. He leaves to mourn his departure a widow, 1 son, 2 daughters, 3 brothers, 2 sisters and 5 grand-children.

The funeral services took place at the Base Line church, Sunday forenoon, after which the remains were interred in Base Line cemetery. Rev. Dowds officiated.



It was last Monday morning when the sad news that Amos Willford, residing three miles east of here, son of J. R. Willford had accidently shot himself, was circulated among the people on our streets. The news was brought to town by the person who summoned Dr. J. S. Hershiser to the scene of the accident. But long before the doctor had arrived the spirit had taken its departure and nothing but what was mortal of Mr Willford remained. It appeared that Amos had been in the woods in pursuit of squirrels in the morning with the intention of giving than to his father, who was then, and is yet dangerously ill of Lung fever, and was successful in securing one. He went home and sent the game to his father's house. He, however, went to his house approaching the stairway, evidently intending to put the gun away, he in some manner must have struck the hammer of the gun against the stairs discharging the contents with dreadful result. Nobody witnessed the accident except his little daughter and only child aged about 8 years, who at once gave the alarm by her shrieks of grief. When first discovered it was thought that there were signs of life and a doctor was accordingly summoned. But it is not thought that life remained over three minutes after the accident occured. The shot entered the left side of his neck and literally severed all connections on that side. The funeral was conducted from the Goodwill church last Wednesday. Deceased was about 44 years of age.

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Amos Willford, whose sad demise was given in last week's issue of the HERALD, was born in Green Township, Wayne county; Ohio, January 14, 1844, and died March 19,1888, and was consequently aged, 44 yrs., 2 mo., 5 da. In the fall of 1845 he came with his parents to this county where he has since resided. On May 25, 1876, he was married to Nancy Seydel, who, together with her 9 year old daughter survive him and mourn his departure. The funeral services were conducted from the Goodwill M. E. church on Wednesday, March 21st, Revs. Tussing and Dunbar officiating, choosing for the foundation of their remarks for the occasion the 44th verse of the 24th chapter of the Gospel according to St. Matthew. The bereaved family has the sympathy of the entire community.


Nancy Seydel was born March 10, 1847, in Cranberry township, Crawford county, Ohio. She was married to Amos Wilford, May 25, 1875 and to this union two daughters were born, one of whom died in infancy. With the exception of about three years spent in Van Wert county, the remainder of their married life was lived in Cranberry township, the latter part of which was lived in New Washington, where Mr. Wilford met his death about eleven years ago.

She died in (unreadable),0., Monday, Jan. 30, 1899, at the age of 51 yrs., 10 mos. and 20 das. She leaves to mourn her departure one daughter, Mrs Daisy Rothschild, one grandchild, two sisters, one brother and a large number of relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held from the M. E. church with interment in Goodwill cemetery. Rev. Dowds officiated.


Tuesday evening last, we received a telegram announcing the death of Rev. Jesse Williams, formerly pastor of this M. E. circuit, but of recent years of Deleware, Ohio. Rev. Williams on that day suffered a paralytic stroke from the effects of which he died shortly afterwards. As was stat- ed in a recent issue of the HERALD the deceased suffered a similar attack last December which rendered him nearly helpless physically. The fu- neral services were held from his late home, yesterday afternoon.

Rev. Williams has had a long, eventful and useful career. He had been in the ministry for many years but was on the superannuated list for several years. His work everywhere was characterized with marked success. His services, while pastor of this charge, were invaluable. Through his untiring efforts the church debt, which annoyed our little society at this place for many years, entirely disappeared. His sermons while sound in doctrine were intensely practical, and therefore did lasting good. Not quite a year ago our people had an opportunity to listen to some of his earnest appeals to enlist in the cause of Christ. But the venerable tongue that so eloquently and earnestly pleaded for Christ's cause is now silent, and deep is the sorrow of his many warm friends in this vicinity on account of his death.

The bereft family, has the heartfelt sympathy of all who knew the deceased in this their unspeakable loss.


Frederick Winegartner passed from life into the unseen world Friday morning at 6:15 o'clock, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. F. Petersilge, at the advanced age of 86 years, 9 months and 23 days. The funeral took place Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. services being conducted by Rev. C. F. Gebhardt. Interment in Oakwood Cemetery. The deceased was born in Weikershein, Wittenberg, Germany, June 6, 1808. In 1853 he emigrated to the United States, locating in Bucyrus. Some years later he removed to New Washington, where he resided until the death of his wife in 1887. Since that time he has made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Petersilge, in this city. Some time ago he suffered a severe fall, dislocating his hip. He has not been able to get out since. An affection of the lungs and the results of this accident, together with the infirmities of age, caused his death. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Petersilge and Mrs. Dan Guise, and one son, Edward Winegartner, to mourn his death. He was a man of excellent character, respected, esteemed by all who knew him. Peace to his ashes.

Witcome Births

(handwritten - apparently a Bible Page)

Elizabeth Witcome was born Febuary 9, 1799

Katharine Witcome was born September the 29 (?) 1800

John Witcom was born February the 16 1802

Eve (or Ed) Witcome was born November the 19 1804

William Witcome was born May (?) 1807


Terrible Fate of Mrs. Wynn of Toledo a Former Resident of this Community.

Mrs. Sarah Wynn was fatally burned on October 1 in the following manner. About 11 o'clock on Thursday while occupied in getting dinner for the family and some boarders, the hired girl took a 2 quart can and drew it full of gasoline from a tank in an out building then went to the kitchen to fill the tank on the gasoline stove, but just as she entered the house Mrs. Wynn asked her to come to the pantry and roll out some dough as she could not do it on account of a lame arm. The hired girl set the can on a small table and went to the pantry and rolled the dough, then came out to fill the gasoline tank but just as she took hold of the 2 quart can the handle broke loose and a quanity of the oil was spilled on the floor and as Mrs. Wynn was standing near the cook stove which was hot making catsup and being not more than 2 or 3 feet away it is supposed that some oil fell on her clothing also on the stove and as the gas had been escaping all this time ignited filling the room with flames. Mrs. Wynn had no means of escape and was frightfully burned. Some boarders who were upstairs at the time heard the cry of fire! fire! from the daughter who was out side doing some work and one of them leaped from a window to the relief of Mrs. Wynn, but destruction was so rapid that before aid could reach her, her clothing was nearly all burned from her, three-fourths of her body being burned but her face was not marred. She walked out of the house before her daughter and the boarders could reach her being covered with flames. Quick hands soon extinguished the flames but all to late. After intense suffering she lingered 24 hours when death relieved her. She was conscious and bore her terrible suffering patiently, but did not beg to be killed as reported. The hired girls apron caught fire but she extinguished the flames by rolling on the ground; she did not receive any burns. The inside of the kitchen was all in a blaze from the evaporated gasoline but was extinguished in time to save the the building. It is said by those that were there that it would be impossible to imagine the aweful scene with out being present. It was one of those accidents for which no one was directly responsible. Henry Hageman, Mrs. Jas. Miller and Isaac Wynn were all in attendance at the funeral, she being a sister of the former.



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After a long delay and a great deal of disappointment because of sickness we have at last decided to announce a school entertainment for next Friday evening, March 24. The date is not entirely to our satisfaction, but there are so many conflicting circumstances that we have selected that date rather than others which for many reasons were less desirable. A date might have been named in vacation, perhaps, but for the fact that certain pupils who have parts cannot be present then. We cannot suit all and have done the best we could. The entertanment will be about (3?) hours in length.
It will be opened with "A Trip to Europe," an imaginary voyage, told in song and dialogue. About 50 pupils are concerned in this and a great deal of the music is very pretty. There will be two descriptive songs by pupils in the Intermediate and Primary schools. A two-hour drama, "Among the Breakers" will be given by High School pupils. It is one of the strongest plays we have ever given and the cast of characters is a strong one. The usual admission. Following is the cast:

  • David Murray, Lighthouse Keeper - Virgil High
  • Larry Devine, his Assistant - Lloyd Endslow
  • Hon. Bruce Humer(?) - Glen Michelfelder
  • Clarence Hunter, his Ward - E. Burger
  • Peter Paragraph, Newspaper Reporter - Adolph Aschbacher
  • Scud(?), Hunter's Colored Servant - Henry Rehman
  • Miss Minnie Daze, Hunter's Niece - Cleo Pugh
  • Bess Starbright, "Cast up by the Waves - Ora Lederer
  • Mother Carey, Fo(rtu?)ne Teller - Clara Scho(?)f(?)er
  • Biddy Bean, Irish servant - Elvira Nigh

NWash7th Commencement

NW Drama Program


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