Emmanuel MITZEL, for 40 years well known as a brick mason, of Tremont City, died at 7:45 Thursday morning at his home. He was 73 years of age. His widow and two children survive him. Cyrus MITZEL of Scranton, PA and Mrs. Lily SCHOCKEY of Urbana. Also four brothers, one of who is Jacob MITZEL of Tremont City. They are all above 77 years of age. Mr. MITZEL came to this country from York, PA in 1860 while at the age of 25. He enlisted with the 17th Ohio Battery during the Civil War, after which he settled down at Tremont, where he had lived since, and piled his trade as a stone and brick mason. He became ill about three months ago and a general breakdown and weakening of the system brought about his death shortly before 8 o'clock Thursday morning. The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon from the Mt Calvary Reformed church at Tremont. Rev F W HOFFMAN of this city will conduct the services. Burial will be made in Tremont Cemetery.
The funeral of Emanuel MITZEL will occur from the Reformed church this afternoon at 2:30, Rev HOFFMAN of Grace Reformed church will officiate. Mr. MITZEL's death was to some very unexpected, but it had been known for some time that he was seriously ill. His condition was noticed to be growing weaker, although at intervals he would spend fairly comfortable, but as the day and night wore on the loss of strength was accentuated. He passed peacefully to the call Thursday morning at about 8 o'clock with a very rare complication of diseases. He leaves a widow, one daughter, Mrs. Weldon SHOCKLEY of Urbana, and a son Cyrus MITZEL of Scranton, Pa and three sisters and two brothers. He was for many years a member of the board of township trustees of German township and at the time of his death was a member of the Board of Education at this place. He was an old war veteran of the Civil War, and served in many of the heated battles. He was a member of the U V U at Springfield. The town and community will feel the loss of this old townsman. He was well known throughout Clark County. He was aged 73 years. ...Cyrus MITZEL arrived from Scranton, Penn to attend the funeral of his father Emanuel MITZEL, this afternoon.
The funeral of our old townsman, Levi ROUSCH, was well attended at the Reformed church Friday afternoon. Mr. ROUSCH has been ill for several months with a complication of diseases. Mr. ROUSCH is survived by a widow and three sons, two of the later are located in Springfield. Mr. ROUSCH had been a resident here for about ten years and during his stay he made many friends, he being a much respected citizen. He was a lifelong member of the Reformed church, he having joined when he was 17 years of age at Hillsboro, Ohio. His age was 69 years. The community feels the loss of this good man and greatly sympathizes with the family in this, the hour of grief.
The funeral of Mrs. Sara C NICHOLS who died at the Springfield hospital last Monday with a complication of diseases, chief among which was heart trouble, was buried last Thursday. The funeral services were held at her late residence at Tremont City and were in charge of the Revs HOFFMAN and KILLINDER. She was the wife of Ex-Postmaster, Erasmus C. NICHOLS, who died four months ago. Since her husband's death it was notifiable that she was rapidly declining until the end came. She was assistant postmistress during her husband's administration as postmaster at this place. Her funeral was attended by many of her friends here, who held her in esteem, as a woman of superior qualities of character and intelligence.
When John WEY of German township was laid to rest Saturday afternoon in Lawrenceville, the earth closed over a man who had seen much of this world. He was a 'forty-niner", he went to the far east twice, he rounded Cape Horn and was nearly lost, he hunted gold in two corners of the world, traveled America from shore to shore and died at the ripe old age of 86 years, but youthful in spirit. He was born June 13, 1822 in Alsace, France, now Alsace-Loraine, Germany. He came to America at the age of 23 and after being engaged in various pursuits for several years, joined a party who were bound for the newly discovered gold fields of California. He crossed the great western plains overland with ox-teams and endured many hardships. He found his First gold at Placerville, El Dorado County, Cal, but the expense of living was so great that he decided to try the Australian gold fields. He took a sail boat from San Francisco and landed in Melbourne, Australia. From there he went to Ballurat and accumulated quite a quantity of gold which was of the highest grade then known. He went back to his old home in France and joined a colony bound for America. This time he landed at New Orleans and took a steamboat up the Mississippi to Cincinnati. He came to Springfield Ohio in April 1853, he took for his wife a member of the colony, Miss Magdaline GEISER who was his life companion for 42 years. To them were born eight children. They bought the tract of land which was his late home and began farming. Later he made two trips to California in search of gold, but was unsuccessful. On his last trip he left Springfield for New York where he boarded a steamboat bound for San Francisco. The route took him down the Atlantic Coast around Cape Horn, up the Pacific Coast to his destination. As the boat rounded Cape Horn, it encountered a severe storm and was nearly loSt amid the tumultuous waves. From there he took a sail boat for New Zealand. He remained on this island for three years searching for gold,then he went back to Melbourne, from there to London, from there to New York, thence home. This ended his travels and he lived quietly on his farm until life ceased, having retired from active farming about 15 years ago. He was a great lover of nature but having loSt his eyesight a few months ago, he was unable to enjoy the blessings of vision during his last days. One of his last requests was that he might be taken outdoors where he could be close to nature. Many sorrows came to the deceased, death having invaded his family and claiming two sons, Frank and John who died in infancy, then the wife, who died Sept 14, 1887, and a daughter, Lucy M in October of the same year. He is survived by five children; one son, Charles W who lives at the old home, and four daughters, Mrs. Victor C HENKLE of North Hampton, Ohio; Mrs. Leonard G. GOVE and Miss Elizabeth R WEY, both of Leadville, Colorado, and Miss Amelia A WEY of Springfield, Ohio, four grandsons and one niece.
DECEASED WOMAN BORE DISTINCTION Mrs. Elizabeth DALIE, who died yesterday at her home, 125 North Spring street, was on of the city's oldest and best known residents, having spent 67 yearsof her life in Springfield. The deceased woman bore a distinction which comes to few people of any age.That is, being the model which served for a distinguished artist in portraying characters which have become famous through words written about them by some of the country's best known authors. Mrs. DALIE was a special friend to Springfield's eminent artist, Walter TITTLE, to who she was always known as "grandma" although no relation. Almost all of his old lady studies were taken from her and her picture appears in Mr. TITTLE'S Gift book, works by Whitcomb Riley and other books illustrated by Mr. TITTLE. A life sized bust of her was admired by many people a year ago as it hung in the city libary. Mrs. DALIE was born in Exeter, England October 12, 1819. She was the mother of these surviving children: Mrs. Alice AYERS, Mrs. Rose J. SEIBERT, Mrs.Captain J. HOLMES of Cleveland, Mrs. Cynthia ALLEN, J. H. DALIE of this city. She had been a widow for the past 12 years. The funeral will be held Monday Morning at 10 o'clock from the residence. Burial will be made at FerncliffCemetery.
Mrs. John BRYAN, a former resident of Eagle City, whose husband owned at one time the Eagle City mills, died at her home in Greeneville last Wednesday, following a long illness from rheumatism at the age of 77 years. The remains were brought to Urbana where she had resided for many years, Friday afternoon and taken direct to the Presbyterian church from where the funeral was held. The services were conducted by the Rev Dent ATKINSON, the interment was made at Oak Dale cemetery. Mrs. BRYAN was the mother of Mrs. Frank GARD of this place, and was well known in this locality. She was a woman of rare intellectual qualifications and was much respected by all who knew her.
Jacob POORMAN, one of the Johnson township's best known citizens, died at his home northwest of St. Paris last Saturday. Mr. POORMAN was 99 years of age and spent a large portion of his life in and about in St. Paris. He was well known in Tremont City and was held in high esteem by all who knew him. The funeral was held Monday afternoon from the Lutheran church in St. Paris. The interment was made at Spring Grove cemetery.
Quite a number from here attended the funeral of Reuben RANDALL, at Nettle Creek Church, Monday afternoon. Mr. RANDALL, who lived near Urbana at the time of his death, was formerly a resident of this place, and two of his sons, George and Edward, with their families still reside here.
While waiting on the doorstep of a neighbor's home, as he had gone for a physician, Mrs. Ira OWENS, and aged resident of Tremont City died shortly after 2 o'clock Thursday morning. Mrs. OWENS was suddenly taken ill during the night and her husband, being infirm he was unable to render her any aid. Arising from her bed about 2 o'clock, Mrs. OWENS went to the home of Clinton GARD, next door to her home, aroused him and asked that he go for a physician. He wanted to help her inside, but she said she could hardly get her breath and that if he would get her a pillow she would wait on the doorstep while he went for a doctor. Mr. GARD set out to the later's home, but a short distance away, but when they returned they found Mrs. OWENS had died. Coroner Howard AUSTIN was called and rendered a verdict of death from heart trouble. Her husband, nine children and three sisters survive Mrs. OWENS. The children, Hamilton, Charles, John and Edward and Mrs. Maud TRAUPWATER of Springfield; Mrs. Murray ZERKLE, Mrs. Sarah NEFF, Leodias OWENS of Tremont City; Mrs. Lissie DEAR of Glen Echo. The sisters are Mrs. Rebecca BARLOW of Tremont City and Mrs. Mary LAUDERBACH and Mrs. George KESSLOR, of St. Paris. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the Tremont Reformed church, the services to be in charge of Rev F W HOFFMAN.
The funeral of the late Robert WEISKOTTEN, who died at the home of his brother in Roseville, was held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the residence of Mrs. Thomas BOYD, 527 South Fountain avenue. The services were conducted by Dr. Charles G. Heckert, president of Wittenberg college. The full Masonic ritual was used as the deceased was high in the councils of the order.....(Rest of obit cut off. Full copy can be ordered from the Clark County Library.)
Page 2. Mrs. Elizabeth FOLEY, mother of W. D.* FOLEY, well-known druggist, died Friday night at 5 o'clock at the latter's residence in 910 Yellow Springs St. She had been ill for some time with a complication of diseases. Mrs. FOLEY was a resident of West Virginia, having been born in that state 72 years ago. Early in life she came to Clark county and married Fred FOLEY, who died last year. The deceased is survived by two sons and two daughters: Rev. C(harles) W. FOLEY, pastor of the Baptist church in Page, N.D.; W(ilson) D*. FOLEY, Miss Anna FOLEY and Mrs. Edwin (Esther J.) MCCONKEY, of the Children's home road. The funeral will be held at 10:30 Monday morning from the first Baptist church on Fountain avenue, with burial at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Additional Information from Submitter. W. D. FOLEY was actually Wilson Gard FOLEY. His obit is included in the Clark County obituaries pages. Submitted by: Jane Martin Whitty (email@example.com)
John R. RUSSELL, aged 71 years, residence 1215 South Limestone street, died of apoplexy at 4:40 a.m. Sunday. His widow and two daughters survive. Funeral at 3 p.m. Tuesday from the residence. Burial in Ferncliff (private) Omit flowers.
Andrew H. LARROWE, 79, died of paralysis at 12:50 a.m. Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary MORRISON, 2209 Larch(?) street. Three sons, four daughters survive. Funeral at 9 a.m. Thursday from above residence. Body will be shipped for burial to Cable.
The funeral services of our old townsman, Ira OWEN, was held from the Reformed church Thursday afternoon. The service was in charge of Rev HOFFMAN of Springfield and was largely attended by his many sorrowing friends. His age was 72 years. OWEN was well known throughout this and Champaign counties, he having lived for many years in the latter community.
EVILSIZOR--Mary Evilsizor, aged 23 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis (sic) Evilsizor, Tremont City, died of consumption at 10 p.m. Monday. Parents, six brothers, three sisters survive. Funeral at 2 p.m. Wednesday from Tremont M. E. church. Burial at Tremont."
Mary EVILSIZOR Dies After Short Illness Miss Mary EVILSIZOR, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Louis (sic) EVILSIZOR, died at 10 o'clock Monday night at the family residence, 2 miles east of Tremont City. The young woman had been ill for several months with consumption, but her death was rather sudden in its character as her condition had not been much worse lately. Miss EVILSIZOR, was 23 years of age and is survived by her parents, six brothers and three sisters, all well known in the north portion of the county. Her father is a veteran of the Civil War. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from the Methodist church at Tremont City, the services to be in charge of the Rev. Wyant. Burial will be made at Tremont."
The funeral of Mrs. BECHTEL, was held at St. Paris Monday morning and the burial was held at Tremont City, the cortege arrived at about 1 o'clock and a short service was held from the Reformed church. Rev HART, pastor of the Reformed church, St. Paris, officiated. Mrs. BECHTEL was a former resident at this place and was well known. Deceased was about 80 years of age at her death. Mrs. Samuel MAGGERT, of this place, is a daughter. She is survived by several sisters and near relatives, some of whom are quite aged and could not be present at the funeral.
Mrs. Lemuel HOAK, one of the best known and most highly respected residents of Mad River township, died suddenly at the home of her son, N. O. HOAK, in Westville, Sunday morning at two o'clock. She had been suffering with a slight attack of the grippe for some days, but her condition was not regarded as at all serious and Saturday evening she was feeling somewhat improved and ate a rather hearty meal. After partaking of her supper she proceeded to perform some little services for her husband, who is 82 years old and quite infirm. She retired feeling no worse than usual, but shortly after midnight, Saturday night, she was seized with violent pains in the region of her heart. In a few moments the end had come and her sufferings were over, death coming quickly that the members of the household were scarcely able to reach her side before she passed away. Mrs. HOAK had been a resident of the village of Westville almost her entire life and with her husband formed the oldest couple in that village. She was born in DeGraff, Logan County, her maiden name being WALKER. When she was quite young she moved with her parents to Westville where she has since resided. At the time of her death she was 83 years of age and is survived by her husband and two children, the latter being Mrs. MCGUINNESS, of Iowa, and her son, N. O. HOAK, at whose home she died. Her husband is quite ill and is prostrated with grief, his condition being regarded as serious. The funeral will be held from the N. O. HOAK home Wednesday afternoon at 1:30. The burial will take place at Concord.
The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth BAKER, at Lawrenceville Sunday afternoon, was attended by several of our citizens. "Aunt Lib" as she was well known by that name, was highly respected by our people and in fact by all who ever knew her. She was the last member of the FRIARMOOD family, all who preceded her to that long resting place several years ago. Her age was past 80 years, and for several months she was declining in health. Her husband, Silas BAKER who survives her is quite aged and he too is said to be in poor health.
Mrs. Mary Jane WILDASIN, widow of the late Dr. Henry WILDASIN, formerly well known physician of Plattsburg, died, Saturday afternoon at her home in 225 South Greenmount Ave. Mrs. Wildasin had been ill for some time with a complication of diseases, incident to the advancing of 71 years. Until four years ago, when her husband died, she had lived at Plattsburg. She leaves three sons, among whom is Dr. C.O. Wildasin, and one daughter Miss Pearl Wildasin, teacher in the Springfield public schools. The funeral will be held at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the People's church at Plattsburg. Burial will be made in the parish cemetery. Additional Information: Mary Jane (Kaler) Wildasin was born on Dec. 29, 1837 in Lancaster Co., PA and died May 29, 1909 in Springfield, Ohio. Mary was the daughter of Jacob and Ann Kaler. She was married Nov. 27, 1858 in Clark Co., Ohio to Dr. Henry Fell Wildasin who was born November 1837 in Ohio and died March 28, 1905 in Plattsburg, Ohio. Their children were: Dr. Charles Oscar Wildasin 1859-1926, George W. Wildasin 1863-?, Andrew J. Wildasin 1866-1898, Homer E. Wildasin 1871-1952, Pearl A. Wildasin 1875-1928, Fanny Wildasin 1877-1879and Thadeus Wildasin 1882-?.
Albertus C. MILLER, aged 45 years, a prominent citizen and life long resident of Mad River township died Saturday evening at 6:15 o'clock at his late home one mile east of Enon, of typhoid fever after an illness of two weeks duration. Mr. Miller was born in that vicinity, was a prosperous farmer and a brother of Oliver H. MILLER and Lloval MILLER, two of Springfield's prominent residents. He is survived by a widow, Rachel and two children, Mary J aged 16 and Elden C aged 13. The funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at two o'clock from his late residence and burial will be at Enon cemetery.
Francis M. MCGREGOR, the five month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allen MCGREGOR of 264 Arlington Avenue, died Saturday at 6:30 PM at the residence of her parents. Funeral Monday at 2 PM from the residence. Burial at Ferncliff
Maud BRUNEY, age 33 years, wife of George BRUNEY of 1219 Pearl Street, died Saturday at 1:10 PM of diabetes. She is survived by her mother, husband and three children. The remains will be shipped to Cynthiana, Ken. for funeral and burial Monday morning.
Mrs. Emma E. GARD, a pioneer woman and most estimable resident of Tremont City, died at 4 o'clock Friday morning from dropsy of the heart after a lingering illness. The decedent was the relict of Dr. J. E. GARD who died 23 years ago. She was 78 years and 24 days old and is survived by two sons and a daughter, Warren and Horace GARD, and Laura MCMAHON, who made their home with their mother. Mrs. GARD was a resident of Tremont City, practically her entire life. The funeral service will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon from the residence. The burial will be made in Rector Cemetery.
James COLLINS, one of the most prosperous and best known farmers in the vicinity of Tremont City and father of Clem V COLLINS, well known Springfield attorney, died Tuesday evening at his residence after an illness of several weeks. He was 71 years of age and was a native of Virginia, coming to Ohio in 1860, he settled near Tremont City on the old homestead, where his death occurred. He was a lifelong member of the Myrtle Tree Baptist church, Champaign County. He is survived by the following children; Mrs. Joseph PENCE of Champaign County, Clem V COLLINS of Springfield, Miss Isabelle COLLINS, a teacher in the Springfield public schools, Miss Mary COLLINS, a teacher in Franklin county, Dr Martin B COLLINS of North Hampton, Mrs. SANDOW of Columbus and James COLLINS. One brother, Joseph also survives him. The funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. from the Methodist Episcopal church at Tremont City and burial will be made at Mount Calvary Cemetery in the village.
Nongenarian Has Succumbed Mrs. Sarah BAKER, Pioneer Settler of Clark County, dies at age of 95 years Came here in 1818 from Pennsylvania and has lived in county over 91 years Mrs. Sarah BAKER, widow of the late John H. BAKER, and undoubtedly one of the oldest pioneer residents of Clark County, has succumbed in her ninety-fifth year, after an illness of only a few days. Mrs. BAKER had experienced remarkable health considering her extreme advanced age, but had been suffering slightly for some weeks owing to the infirmities of her age and to the changeable weather. At no time had she been regarded as seriously ill until last Saturday, when she suffered a severe sinking spell. Her condition then became alarming and she sank rapidly until death came quietly Thurday evening at the residence of her son, James T. BAKER, 137 West North Street. Mrs. BAKER was a Quaker by birth coming from Lebanon county Pennsylvania. With one of the earliest westward movements, her parents came to this state when she was but four years old and in 1818 settled in German township, Clark County. In 1832, Mrs. Baker was married to John BAKER, a prosperous German township farmer. The couple settled near her old homestead. They moved to this city, 18 years ago and resided on the West Side until Mr. Baker's death, then made her home wih her son, James T. BAKER, who was the only living child of six which were born to Mr. And Mrs Baker. Mrs. Baker has thus resided in this county for over 91 consecutive years and was a charter member of the First and Second Luthean churces. The funeral arrangements have not been made. Buried Dec. 20, 1909 Ferncliff Cemetery.
Mrs. Margaret CALLISON Dead Aged Rochester Lady succumbs to infirmities due to Old age. Mrs. Margaret Callison died the morning at 6:30 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth WAGGONER, East Tenth St, after an illnesses due to infirmities incident to old age. She was born in Dark County, Penn. April 16, 1828. In *1854, she was united in marriage to William CALLISON; to this union were born ten children, of whom there are six living, Robert CALLISON of New York, Rude CALLISON of Ft. Wayne, Mrs. Emmet WOODFORD of Enid, Okla, George CALLISON, Mrs. James O'BLENNIS and Mrs. Elizabeth WAGONER of Rochester. She has been a member of the Evangelical church for the past fifty years. She leaves to mourn her loss, twenty-one grandchildren, six great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. She will be buried Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Funeral at the Evangelical church. Additional Information: Submitter, Marilyn Hanson (GNEOLOG@aol.com ) Married 1846 in Clark County, Ohio
Urbana- The remains of the late Daniel BLOSE, who died in Johnstown, PA, Sunday were brought to Urbana yesterday and taken to the home of Leroy BLOSE in West Ward Street from which home the funeral was held at noon yesterday. Rev W L GAURD was in charge of services, after which the remains were taken to Nettle Creek Cemetery for interment.
Thomas E COLLINS died at his home in Tremont City Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. of complications of diseases at the age of 76 years. He leaves a widow, Mrs. M A COLLINS, three children, Mrs. Alberta CONRAD of near McGrew, Mrs. Laura BARR of Tremont City, and Miss Effie COLLINS of Springfield; one brother, William COLLINS, Mrs. Sallie HALLSTEINE, both of Springfield, and Mrs. Elizabeth MEYERS of near Bowlusville, besides several grand children and a host of relatives and friends. He was highly esteemed by all who knew him in the vicinity. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon from the Reformed church at Tremont at 2 o'clock and burial was made at Mount Calvary cemetery.
While sitting in his home near Tremont City at 7:30 p.m. Saturday evening, George BERRY died suddenly. His wife had Just stepped into another room after a glass of water for him when the end came. Upon her return she found him dead in the chair. During the day, Mr. BERRY was in Tremont City chatting with the men at the stores and appeared in excellent spirits. Returning home he ate a hearty supper and was preparing to enjoy the evening in the sitting room when death came. Mr. BERRY was a well known small fruit grower and attended the local market for years. He was acquainted with all of the business men of the city for several years he had been suffering with complications of diseases. Lately his condition appeared to improve. Mr. BERRY is survived by his widow and two daughters. , Mrs. Lula ALSHIRE, of Tremont City, and Miss Ruth BERRY, who is attending the school of oratory at Chicago. He also leaves two brothers, Monroe BERRY, who lives in Spokane Washington and Albert BERRY, who resides in Westville, Ohio, and a sister Mrs. Charles O STRAUB of 142 West Grand Avenue, this city. Mr. BERRY was 52 years old. The arrangements for the funeral will be announced later.
Rev John G BLACK, without doubt one of the oldest Methodist ministers in Clark county, died late Tuesday evening at his late residence at New Carlisle of infirmities having attained the ripe old age of 85 years. Rev BLACK was a pioneer resident and one of the earliest Methodist preachers in the county, being of the old type who served their charges by riding to the different villages on horseback whether the weather was good or bad, until the modern means of transportation were established. He had been retired from active work in the pulpit but had always maintained his interest in the church work and up until the time of his death was a faithful church worker. The decedent many years ago held charges at Osborn, New Carlisle, Newsom Chapel, Concord and at Tremont City, the latter place being where he served his First charge more than a century ago. Rev BLACK had been a resident of New Carlisle for nearly twenty five years and only a few weeks ago celebrated his 85th birthday. He had been failing in health for some months and peacefully slept away last night from the infirmities of his advanced age. He leaves three children, Miss Clara BLACK, J W BLACK and William BLACK. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the New Carlisle Methodist church, but as the casket will not be opened at the church, friends will be given opportunity to view the body between the hours of 2 and 6 Thursday afternoon and 10-1 p.m. Friday. Burial will be made at New Carlisle cemetery.
Charles Spang, aged 36 years, died Wednesday at 10:30 p.m. at the residence, 1706 East Main street, of tuberculosis. Funeral Saturday at 8:30 a.m. from St. Bernard church. Burial at St. Bernard cemetery.
Caroline BLOSE, daughter of David and Lucy STEINBERGER was born near Urbana March 4, 1838. She departed this life April 9, 1910 aged 72 years one month and 5 days. She was married Oct 6, 1857 to John Henry BLOSE of near Westville, Ohio. From this union there were born to them eight children-four sons and four daughters s follows; Rose, Alpha WILLIAMS, Charlie VANLANDINGHAM, Ollie Estella, wife of Charles K COLLINS, Frank Pendleton, Clyde Edward, Mary Elizabeth, wife of Grant KARG, and Lettie May; also 21 grandchildren all of whom excepting Rosa and three of the grandchildren survive her to mourn her loss. She with her husband in the year 1858, August 1, were baptized in the faith of and joined the regular Baptist church at Nettle Creek near Westville, Ohio. She has remained a true, humble and consistant member thereof ever since, and when her health and circumstances permitted she was a regular attendant at all the church services. She was a true kind and devoted wife and helpmate, and as a mother her love for her children would not be excelled. In her younger and more healthful days, it was her great pleasure to attend the church's yearly meetings called associations, and also to entertain the members and friends attended during such associations when held at her church. She was a quiet and kind neighbor and had many warm friends. Her hope of her eternal salvation was in her belief in the shed blood of Jesus ChriSt upon the cross of Calvary for cleansing her from all her sins and transgressions. Therefore are we enabled to believe that our loss is her great gain, and that she is not dead but has gone forth to meet her Lord and Master in that realm of eternal bliss and happiness it is hoped her relations and friends may meet her. For many years she has been a great sufferer but more especially for the last few weeks under all of which she has patiently borne her burdens. In the later days of her illness her meditations of her condition, she said to her husband that a message came to her in a silent language that Jesus still lives.
Declaring four weeks in advance of the date that he would die on Aug 21, Warren E. GARD, a prominent resident of Tremont City, died at his home on Sunday morning of acute indigestion. Twenty four years ago his father died and three weeks before his death, he named the exact date upon which he would die. The premonition and prediction came true. Warren GARD lived the greater part of his life at Tremont City. He was effected with stomach trouble and four weeks ago he told his wife and several friends that he would died on August 21. He was taken seriously ill a few days before his death and a post mortem examination by attending physicians revealed the fact that he slowly starved to death by not being able to take nourishment into his stomach. The deceased is survived by his widow and two daughters one living in Mason, GA and the other in Chicago. A brother and a sister also reside near Tremont City. They are Mrs. Laura MCMAHON and Horace E GARD. The funeral services will be held from the residence on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Burial in Rectors' Cemetery.
Millard W EVILSIZOR, died at the residence of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clem EVILSIZOR, four and one-half miles south of the city Saturday afternoon at 2:30. The funeral will be held from the residence Monday at 12:30 and burial at Ferncliff. Additional Information: On 8/23/10 of the Springfield Sun, it mentions "The small son of Mr. and Mrs. Clem EVILSIZOR, is seriously ill at their home south of Springfield with cholera infantum. The family formerly resided here, and their many friends hope for the little one's speedy recovery".
John M. KLOEPFER Breathes His Last. Well-Known Pioneer City Resident Succumbs After Prolonged Illness. John M. KLOEPFER, a pioneer and highly esteemed Clark county resident, passed away at 5:54 p.m. Monday at his residence, 709 West Jefferson street, after an illness of several months superinduced by infirmities of his advanced age of 76 years. Mr. KLOEPFER was born in Wurtemberg, Germany, in 1834 and, left the fatherland in 1853, he crossed the waters of the Atlantic and landed on the American shores, coming direct to Ohio. Mr. KLOEPFER settled in Springfield in the same year, and seven years later in 1860, took out naturalization papers signed by Col. Vinal, and cast his first presidential vote in 1860. On November 25 of the same year he was united in marriage to Miss Katherine SMITH of Springfield, she and four children, Mrs. J.S. SMITH and George J. KLOEPFER of Springfield, and Mrs. P. J. SCHNEIDER of Urbana and C.C. KLOEPFER of Dayton surviving. The decedent had been a member of the German Zion Lutheran church since 1859, from which church, funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Burial will be made at Ferncliff. Mr. and Mrs. KLOEPFER would have celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary on November 10 of the current year, death coming, tough, and parting them. Besides the widow and four children, ten grandchildren survive the decedant. Mr. KLOEPFER was a member of the old "Union" Hand Fire company in Springfield, which was stationed at Spring street where the late station was located. (Note : 4th paragraph wedding anniversary date should have been November 25. Submitted by: Ann Dodds, firstname.lastname@example.org)
William FUNKHOUSER, a native Clark county resident and posperous and well known farmer of Tremont City, who succumbed at that place last Friday evening, will be laid to rest Tuesday morning at the Lawrenceville Cemetery, following funeral services at 10:30, standard time, at the residence. The deceased was 78 years of age at the time of his demise and was born near Tremont. He lived on the old homestead a short distance west of Tremont practically all of his life, or until a few years ago when because of failing health he retired from active farming and moved to Tremont. At that time he turned the old homestead and farm over to his only living son, John FUNKHOUSER, who is now farming there. William FUNKHOUSER was a prominent and always active member of the Clark County Pomona Grange, attending whenever his health permitted, and was one of the best known farmers of the county. Four years ago he suffered a serious paralytic stroke which marked the commencement of a long period of debility which at last resulted in his death. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Martha FUNKHOUSER, and one son, John FUNKHOUSER; two daughters, Mrs. Rose HUTCHINSON of Tremont and Mrs. Emma WILSON of Louisianna, and five grandchildren, Mrs. Beatrice MICHAEL, Nina REIGEL, Susan REIGEL, Leona WILSON and Lola FUNKHOUSER. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday morning at 9:30 o'clock standard time, from the residence and the burial will take place at Lawrenceville Cemetery.
Many of the old soldiers of this locality were shocked to hear of the sudden death of Jeremiah KAIN, of Urbana, killed by the O E traction Wednesday, Mr. KAIN was pension attorney for many of our old veterans of the Civil War. The family have the sympathy of this entire neighborhood.
Coroner MOORE of Champaign Co has given out the result of his inquiry into the death of Capt Jeremiah CAIN, who got killed by a traction car on the night of October 16th north of Donovin Hill. He held that the traction company was not at fault, therefore completely exonerating the members of the crew in every particular. Capt CAIN was well known in Tremont City and neighborhood having acted as attorney in a majority of pension cases and was regarded as an honorable and good citizen.
Charles MORRIS, aged 54 years of Bowlusville, committed suicide by hanging himself in the woods near his home Tuesday morning. The funeral will be held Thursday at 1 o'clock (sun time) from the residence. Burial at Rector's cemetery.