Assorted Obituaries submitted by Lee Myers
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Miss Elizabeth H. Allen
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Allen, born in Huron county, Ohio, July 9, 1836. She came to Pettisville with her parents in 1857 where she resided until the last 5 years which she spent at the home of her sister, Mrs. J. H. King, west of Wauseon. She departed this life January 4, 1915, aged 78 years, 5 months and 26 days.  For twenty-five years she engaged in school teaching being one of the pioneer teachers of
Fulton county. She was a good neighbor and will be missed by her many acquaintances. She leaves to mourn their loss, two sisters; Mrs. Mable M. Hasford of Osgood, Col., and Mrs. J. H. King of Wauseon, and a host of relatives and friends. The funeral services were held at the home of Mr. J.
H. King, January 6 , conducted by Rev. Bowman, interment in the Wauseon cemetery.

Christian Allion
youngest son of Jacob and Margaret Allion, was born in Franklin, County,
Penn., Feb. 23 , 1833 and died at the home of his son Ben, at Fayette, O., May 17 , 1914, at the age of 81 years, 2 months and 24 days.
He was the last survivor of a family of 15 children. In 1844, at the age of eleven years he emigrated with his parents to what was then the little known West and located at Waterville, Lucas County, O.. In early manhood he came to Fulton, Co., and on November 14 1861 he was united
in marriage to Miss Eliza Marzolf of near Fayette. To this union were born eight children, six sons and 2 daughters all of whom survive the parents, the mother having passed to the great beyond Dec. 15 1913.  Mr. Allion was a member of the Reformed Mennonite church and for a number of years
was one of the efficient ministers. About two years ago he suffered a paralytic stroke and since then has not been able to get about much and at the time when death called him he was at the home of his son Ben at Fayette from which place funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at
one o’clock conducted by Rev. Benjamin Bucher of Whitehouse and interment in the Fayette Cemetery.

Frederick Althaus
was born on a farm near Pettisville, O., Oct. 19, 1856 and died at his
home in Pettisville Feb. 26, 1916, aged 59 years, 4 months and 7 days. He had been in poor health for several years and finally succumbed to an attack of cancer of the stomach. In January 1883 he was united in marriage with Elizabeth Saurbeck. To them were born three children, two daughters and one son. The younger daughter died about twelve years ago. He
is survived by his widow, one daughter, Mrs. Henry Lehman of Toledo, and one son, Jacob Althaus who resides in Pettisville. Also one grandchild and four sisters. Funeral services were held from the Union church Monday, February 28 conducted by Rev. Klopfenstine and Rev. Henry Rychener and interment in Pettisville cemetery.  At the age of 35 he met with an accident that caused him to become blind. After this accident he turned his attention to broom making which vocation he followed the rest of his life.

Elmer Andrew Bailey
an account of whose tragic death has already, been published in this
paper, was born near Tedrow, July 25, 1884. Died June 20, 1911, aged 26 years, 10 months and 25 days. He was converted and united with the Methodist Church under the pastorate of Rev. J. H. Pimlott in 1904.
He was a very promising young businessman; had been a successful teacher for a number of years and recently opened up a general store in Tedrow. On account of his cheerful disposition and fine social qualities he was loved by all. He leaves to mourn father, mother, two brothers, one sister, an aged grandmother and a large number of friends. Why one so useful, intelligent and active should be taken so early in life is one of the mysteries of providence. The funeral services, attended by one of the largest and saddest throngs of people ever assembled in this community, were held in the Methodist Church in Tedrow conducted by the pastor, Rev. W. T. Cordrey, assisted by the Revs. Johnson and Shadd. The text used was taken from I Cor. 13:12.. ‘For now we see through a glass darkly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then shall I know even as also I am known.* His remains bourne by six companions were laid to rest in the Smith cemetery near the village.

Jacob Bender
was born in Brunstadt, Alsace, Germany May 11, 1826 and died at his home near Lauber Hill, Ohio August 14th, 1914. In 1834 he emigrated with his parents to America, locating first in Wayne County, Ohio. His father, Jacob Bender was the head of one of the six families who constituted the first permanent settlement in what is now Fulton County. These six
families located at what is familiarly known as Lauber's Hill and is located two miles north and six miles west of Wauseon. They purchased the land of the United States Government in the fall of 1834 and moved their families into this vast Virgin wilderness in the spring of 1835. About the year 1848 he was united in marriage with Miss Katie Eyer to which union were born eleven children, three of whom died in infancy. Four boys and four girls grew to manhood and womanhood. They were Ben, now of Portland, Oregon, Joe, Jacob and Moses the latter of Whitehouse, O., and Fanny Neuschwander of Pettisville, Mary Bender residing at the old home,
Katie Saunders and Libbey Vernier of Toledo. Joe, Jacob and Katie Saunders proceeded their father to the great beyond. The mother was called hence in May 1885. In May 1886 Mr. Bender was united in marriage with Mrs. Maria Bucher of Whitehouse who with the two sons, three daughters, 17 grandchildren, 13 great grand children and two great
great grand children survive him. He was of rugged and powerful physique and of Sturdy German descent. He early espoused the cause of his lord and master and for a number of years was pastor of the local Congregation of the Reformed Mennonite Church at Lauber Hill.  Mr. Bender had long been a prominent citizen of his community, revered for his kindness
and integrity. For several years his health has been poor and he was confined entirely to his home but loving hands ministered kindly to him. His helpmate though nearly a year his senior was solicitous of his every want. Of the six families who came to this county with Mr. Bender, there is
now but one member left, Mrs. Mary Meister Spangler, who resides with her son, Harmon Spangler at Pettisville. And thus these early pioneers, like the sturdy oaks that bowed to the ax of civilization are bending their knees to the scythe of time and the places that knew them so many years will know
them no more. Funeral services conducted by Rev. Christian Herr of Osborne, O., were held Monday August 17th in the church where he so often officiated and interment beside his loved ones who had gone before. A large concourse of relatives and friends were present to pay a last
tribute of respect to their venerable friend.

Lydia Benfield
The deceased, Lydia Benfield, daughter of William and Mary Wolf, who departed this life April 16th, 1916, at Kokomo, Ind., was born Sept. 16, 1895 in Fulton County, 0.. On October 13, 1895 she received Holy Baptism and when she was fourteen years old was instructed in the doctrines of the Christian church and was thus prepared for confirmation, which took place in the Lutheran church at Pettisville on the 4th day of April 1909, and thus became a member of said church. On the 20th day of March she was united in marriage with Mr. Frank Benfield. Her married life, however, was of short duration; she became sick about three weeks ago and last Sunday morning she took her last breath. The body was sent to the home of Mr. Wolf, 3 ½ miles north of Pettisville, where funeral service was held and also in the Lutheran church at Pettisville, Tuesday, April 18th. Rev. P. Kluepfel, who had baptised, instructed and confirmed the departed young sister, conducted the service. Interment took place in the Lutheran cemetery at Pettisville. She arrived at an age of 20 years and 7 months. She leaves besides her husband, her parents three brothers and four sisters.

No, no, it is not dying,
Heaven's citizen to be;
A crown immortal wearing,
And rest unbroken sharing,
From care and conflict free.

Ida Rinkin Bernath
wife of Martin Bernath, died at their home in Arcbbold Wednesday
November 24 (1915) at the age of 72 years, 3 months and 10 days. th
Funeral services were held from the house and at the Reformed Mennonite church at Lauber Hill,Saturday forenoon. Mr. and Mrs. Bernath were wed in 1870 and located near Lauber Hill where they lived for some years, afterward moving to a farm about 7miles south of there. She was the mother of 10 children, seven sons and three daughters.

Adolph Brehm
was born near Whitehouse, April 1, 1860, to Anthony and Rebecca Brehm,
later coming to Fulton County, where he engaged in farming. He was united in marriage with Ella Myers in 1890. They were blessed with a family of five, who survive; Harold, of Swanton, Mrs. Flossie Schuck, Mrs. Edna Townes and Mrs. Gladys Shettle of Fayette, and Howard of Battle Creek, Michigan.
He faithfully discharged his duties as husband and father, being patient and kind and in oft' confessed weakness strove to set the example of his Lord and Master before them who, he and his wife had accepted as their Saviour and became united with the church in 1898. He was called in death May 19, at the age of 86 years, one month and 19 days, and was the last survivor of a family of eight. There remain to mourn their loss, his wife Ella, their five children, 12 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and many relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, May 22, at 2:30 o'clock at the Lauber Hill church, the Rev. Will Rupp officiating. Interment in Lauber Hill Cemetery.
 

Ellen Brehm
was born in Fulton Co., Sept. 24, 1872, the eldest daughter of Andrew and
Susan Myers. She was united in marriage to Adolph Brehm, December 25, 1890 and they were blest with five children, Harold, Flossie, Edna, Howard, and Gladys, of which the eldest, Harold, proceeded her in death. She yielded to the calling of the Father and became united with the church in 1899. She was a dutiful wife and mother and strove under the direction of the good spirit to be a light to her family, neighbors and friends. She passed from this life May 16, 1952 at the age of 79 years, 7 months and 22 days.
Besides her remaining children she leaves to mourn, 12 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, brothers Christ, George and Floyd, one sister, Mary, as well as many friends. Her husband also preceded her in death.
 

George E. Brehm
son of Anthony and Rebecca Brehm was born April 5, 1862 in Franklin
Township, Fulton County, Ohio and departed this life in the Blanchard Hospital, Morenci, Michigan May 21, 1940 having attained the age of 78 years, 1 month and 16 days. George had lived his entire life in Fulton County, for the past 20 years living in Pettisville, Ohio. Five brothers; Henry, John, Michael, Jacob and Amos, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Kuhn have
preceded him in death. He is survived by one brother, Adolph, of near Fayette (Harvey) Harold Brehm, son of Adolph and Ella Brehm, was born Oct. 15, 1892, near Tedrow, Fulton County, Ohio, in Franklin Township. He grew to manhood and on Feb. 21, 1919, he was united in marriage to Stella Eicher. They together operated his father's farm near Zone until 1936 when they moved to a farm near Wauseon. In 1940 they purchased their present home near Delta from where he passed to his reward July 21 (1947), at the age of 54 years, 9 months and 6 days, after patiently bearing his affliction.
He was a loving husband and father and will be sadly missed by all. He had but recently became convicted of sin and called earnestly to the Lord for pardon and openly confessed a willingness to serve Him. So we have hope that he is at rest with the Lord. There remain to mourn their loss, his loving wife, Stella, five children, Merlyn of Delta, Leland, Lowell, Lois and Calvin at home; one grand-daughter, Sandra Joy; also his mother Ella Brehm, one brother and three sisters, with many relatives and friends.

HAROLD BREHM RITES HELD THIS AFTERNOON
Harold Brehm, one of the county's farm leaders, died Monday morning at his home southeast of Delta, his death following a lengthy illness. He was 54. The body was in the Edgar Funeral Home, Wauseon, and services are being conducted this afternoon (Thursday) at 2:30 o'clock in Lauber Hill church near Elmira. Mr. Brehm leaves his wife; four sons, Merlyn, Leland, Lowell and Calvin; and daughter Lois. A successful, progressive farmer, Mr. Brehm was active in numerous farm organizations in the county and owned a wide acquaintance in his community and in the county. Mary M. Brehm, 98, passed away Saturday, Dec. 29, at Davis Nursing Home, Alvordton.
She was born near Ridgeville, Ohio, and had lived in the Fayette area most of her life. She was a member of the Lauber Hill Reformed Mennonite Church. Surviving are a brother, Floyd Myers of Waldron, two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 31, at 3:00 PM in the Eagle Funeral Home, Fayette, with Rev. Robert Myers officiating. Burial was in Pettisville Cemetery.

Mrs. Abigail Burkholder
died at her old home in Pettisville last Friday night about midnight. She was born December 28th, 1840, in Coshocton county, Ohio, and was at the time of her death 73 years and 26 days old. She was married October 15th 1863, to Daniel Burkholder. To him she proved an able helpmate until death severed their union by taking the husband October 4th, 1907. There were ten children born to them, four of whom have died. Those living are, Eli
Burkholder, of Wauseon; Otto, of Mentor; Alfred, of Cleveland; Celia, of Pettisville; Mrs. Ida Turney of Toledo, and Andrew, whose location at present is unknown. One brother Andrew Krieger, of Delta, also survives her and nine grandchildren. Mrs. Burkholder united with the Christian church at Pettisville in 1871. In 1907 she and her husband transferred their membership to The Christian church at Wauseon, where she retained it
until her death. While unable to attend services for the past two years she was steadfast in her faith in God. Funeral services were held at the home Monday afternoon at 1:00 o*clock, conducted by Rev. J. A. Wharton, minister of the Christian church. Burial was made at the Pettisville cemetery.
There was a large attendance of old friends and neighbors.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express our sincere thanks to our many relatives, friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted us during the illness and death of our beloved mother and grandmother. Also the minister ana the singers who officiated at the funeral. And for the many beautiful floral offerings.
 

Daniel D. Burkholder
was born in German township, Fulton county, Ohio, Feb. 13th, 1845.
On Oct., 20th 1870 he was united in marriage with Katherine Keafer and lived in matrimony 49 years, 1 month and 28 days. To this union was born 13 children, 3 infants having preceeded him to the great beyond. In 1874 he confessed his faith and united with the Reformed church of which he
was a faithful member. His illness became more serious on Dec. 5th, 1918, but he always bore his sufferings patiently. He departed this life on Dec. 18th, 1918 at the age of 73 years, 10 months and 3 days. He leaves to mourn his early departure, his sadly bereaved widow, 10 children, 21 grandchildren, 3 brothers and one sister and a host of relatives and friends.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to express our heart-felt thanks to all who in any way assisted us during our sad bereavement.
 

Mrs. Leander Buxton (Mary J.)
was born in Knox county. Ohio January 7, 1834. She comes of a good Baptist family by the name of Brown. At the age of 14 she was converted and joined, the Martinsburg Baptist church in which she took great interest and for which she worked with great zeal. She was married to Mr. Leander Buxton Dec.,1861. She came to Fulton county 1865 where they have lived ever since. To this union was born three children, two daughters and one
son, all of whom survive her. Mrs. Buxton was a great help mate to her husband, they came to Fulton county when the country was new. and the beautiful farm on which they have lived for 39 years was then all woods. But Prosperity crowned the labors of these industrious people. Their children are holding honorable positions. Della, the oldest daughter is the wife of Rev. D.L. Woods, of Muncie, Pa.. And the beautiful house in which the last years of her life were spent stands as a monument of their thrift. Mrs. Buxton with her husband joined the Ambrose Baptist church as soon as they came here and have taken active part in its work. In her the church has lost a loyal supporter, an earnest worker and a wise counselor Besides a loving husband and three children, Mrs. Buxton leaves a large circle of friends.
 

Louise (Myer) Buxton
was born in Switzerland, Sept. 24, 1862. She came to this country
about 1890, and about two years later became a member of the Buxton family. From that time she was ever ready to help in the home and neighborhood. Then, Feb. 12, 1905, occured the death of “Mama” Buxton, as she always called Mrs. Buxton, with whom she had been, the closest
companion~ during those many years. Because of her happy long relation with the family, it was no surprise that she was united in marriage with Mr. Leander Buxton, which occured January 7, 1907. Early in life she became a Christian and her faithfulness to her .profession could never be questioned. At the time of her coming into the Buxton family she was the superintendent of the German Reform S. S.. Sometime after entering her new home she united with the Ambrose Baptist church. Its interests were her interests and no service was too great for her to give. On their removal to Wauseon they united with the. Baptist church she being a tried and faithful member until her death. For a long time she has been more of a physical sufferer than any one can tell and after a brief acute illness, finally, Saturday morning, Nov. 11 (1916), as the sun was rising, she passed to that bright. eternal day where the sun never sets and the Lamb is the Light thereof, and there shall
be no more night. Not only do all the immediate friends mourn her departure, but a very large circle of neighbors and acquaintances grieve because they have all lost a dear friend. Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at the Baptist church, conducted by her pastor, Rev. T. B. Ashton, assisted by a former pastor, Rev. B. G. Bowman. Interment in Wauseon cemetery.

John A. Clark
was born in Maryland, Sept. 19, 1829 and died Mar. 19, 1890 aged 60 years and six months. When 12 years old his parents emigrated to Ohio. He knew much that pertained to Pioneer Life. On Jan. 26, l854 he was married. His wife and 5 children survive him and mourn their great loss. They lose a devoted husband and an affectionate father and a wise counselor, Mr. Clark
had been identified with the Christian church since 1853. His chief characteristics were eveness of disposition, meekness and devotion to truth. The funeral services were held at the Evangelical Church 3 miles west of Wauseon on Fri. the 21st and were conducted by Elder W. O. Moore. The rich floral offerings and the large concourse of people that attended the funeral were manifestations of the hold that this good and
just man had on the hearts of the people. He was superintendent of the Union Sunday School which convenes each Sun., in the church where the people and children viewed for the last time what was mortal of their loved and devoted leader.

Noah N. Clark
son of John and Elizabeth Clark, was born Mar.11, 1859 and died at his late home on the old Clark homestead in Clinton Twp., 4 and one half miles west of Wauseon on Mar. 29, 1922 after a lingering illness of about 3 years thus reaching the age of 63 years and 18 days. On Mar. 15, 1883 he was married to Miss Sarah Hawk, to this union were born 5 children. This wife and a child in infancy preceeded him In death. Later he was married to Miss Lavina Graham; to this union was born 1 child, but the mother was not long for this world and soon after passed away. On Oct. 28, l894 he was united in marriage to Miss Jennie Holden who survives him after nearly 27 years of married life. On Aug. 27, l914 occurred the death of a son, Levi, who had reached the age of 27 years. He Is survived by his wife, one son, Clarence of Chicago, and 3 daughters, Mrs. Clara Snow of Jackson, Mich., Mrs. Lovina Heckman of Morenci and Miss Nellie Clark of Fayette; also by 7
‘grandchildren. He is further survived by 3 brothers, James, Soloman Jefferson, and Dr. William R. Clark; 1 sister, Mrs. Eliza Jane Morningstar, all of Wauseon. All these with many others mourn his departure. Funeral services were held from his late home Sun. Apr. 2, conducted by Rev. W. H.
Lugibihl of Pettisville Missionary Church. Interment— Wauseon.
 

Susan A. Clark
daughter of George and Mary Ann Leist Valentine was born Nov. 8, 1857
and passed away Apr. 11 after having attained the age of 77 years, 5 months and 3days. On Nov. 8, 1876 she was united in marriage to James M. Clark, who preceeded her in death by 22 months. Mr. and Mrs. Clark began life together on a farm. They were true companions and toiled thru life together sharing each others joys and sorrows. They owned a fine farm west of Wauseon 4 miles, where they resided until they came to Wauseon to make their home some 20 years ago. She was a true helpmate and companion. Those remaining to mourn their loss are 2 daughters, Mrs. Lucy Oster of Toledo and Mrs. Florence Rychener of Wauseon, 2 brothers, Elmer of Morenci, and John Valentine of Fairmont, Md., 1 sister, Lelia Leonardson of California. Mr. and Mrs. Clark were members of the First Christian Church of Wauseon for many years. Interment— family cemetery lot— Wauseon, Ohio
 

Jennie Eliza Dominique
the daughter of Exavier and Leah Dominique was born in German
Twp., Fulton county, June 23, 1894, (departed this life March 30, 1918, aged 24 years, 9 mo. and 7 da.). She was married to Loral Booker Feb. 23, 1915. To this union there was born one daughter. Jennie was a patient sufferer thru all her sickness. Everything was done that could be done but God knows all things best. Jennie was very kind to every one at home or abroad and much loved by all who knew her. She leaves a husband and infant daughter, father, five brothers, one sister, a host of relatives and friends. She will be greatly missed by all. Dearest Jennie thou hast left us, The one we loved so dear; Is gone to her home in Heaven, To beckon us on with cheer. We miss you dear Jennie, you’ve vanished from our sight;
Gone to dwell with the angels, where we’ll never say good night. But God's way is not our way, He doeth all things well;Yet it is so hard to give you up, how we miss you in our home. Funeral services conducted by Rev. A. Barker were held Monday at the Ottokee church and burial in Ottokee cemetery.

Benjamin Eicher
69, well-known retired farmer, residing at Burlington, passed away in Memorial hospital at Wauseon, Sunday evening shortly after an auto accident that occurred on W. Leggett street in the southwest part of Wauseon at about 5:10 o'clock. Mrs. Benj. Eicher is in Memorial hospital in a serious condition with fractured hip and chest and serious internal injuries,
cuts and bruises suffered in the accident. Mr. and Mrs. Eicher had been guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Graber and children at their farm home southwest of Wauseon, and were enroute to their home at Burlington when the accident occurred. At the intersection of the cemetery road and W.
Leggett street just west of the foundry in Wauseon, their auto collided with a truck driven by Mr. John McKillip of Lima for the Meadow Gold Milk Company. The truck was headed east, the Eicher car was headed north. A house-at the southwest corner of the intersection hid the view of both drivers it is believed, and the truck and car came together with great force, the Eicher car wrecked badly and the truck turned over on its side and the driver, Mr. McKillip suffered cuts but was not seriously injured. Mr. Eicher was picked up unconscious and rushed to the hospital, as was Mrs. Eicher. Mr. Eicher never regained consciousness, and died a short time later. Mrs.
Eicher's condition remains serious. Well-known in this entire community, Mr. and Mrs. Eicher retired from farming and moved to Burlington a few years ago. They have many friends and relatives in this community. Funeral services for Benj. Eicher will be held on Wednesday afternoon, today at the house in Burlington at 1:30 o'clock, and at the Lauber Hill Reformed Mennonite Church at 2:00 p. m., conducted by Rev. Wm. J. Rupp. Burial in the church cemetery. Surviving are his wife, four daughters: Mrs. Harold Brehm, Delta; Mrs. Floyd Crossgrove, Elmira; Mrs. Walter Croninger and Viola, Wauseon; three sons: Orval, Swanton; Charles, Fayette, and Maynard, Morenci; two sisters: Mrs. Simon Rupp, Mqnroeville, O.; Mrs. Sam Schantz of Elmira; two brothers: Chris. of Toledo, and John of Ridgeville Corners.
 

Jacob Figy
Ashley has lost another of her early residents with the passing of Jacob Figy, on December 14 , at the age of 72 years. He was born in Archbold, Ohio, August 21, 1865, to parents of the Mennonite faith and he remained in this relationship throughout his life, but feeling that religious training was essential to all children he sent his family to the Ashley Methodist church and was enlisted among her contributors. For many years he was a member of the Knights of Pythias but of recent years had found his social life at home. On June 18 , 1891 he was united in marriage with Harriett Beard, and to this union came four children, all of whom survive their father. The newly wed couple went to housekeeping in Salem, but the next year they came to their present home in Ashley. Mr. Figy was a painstaking workman and many of his creations in stone and concrete will long survive as memorials to his craftsmanship. The new chimney of the Methodist church stands out among the most recent works and seems to say, “A workman who needs not be ashamed”. He is survived by his widow, Harriett Beard Figy, and a sister, Mrs. Leah Snyder, of New York, and his own four children, Mrs. Sadie Mack, Wanatah, Ind.; Mrs. Beulah Cook, New York;
Mrs. Edna Kluenie, New York; Mr. Burnell Figy, Hammond, Ind.; and five grandchildren, Jacob and Lola Mack, William Kluenie, Susanne and Julia Figy. A host of friends and neighbors will miss his friendly smile. The funeral was held in the Swank Funeral Parlor at Ashley, Ind., on Saturday morning,
Dec. 18. Burial at Graceland cemetery, Valpariso, Ind..
 

Henry Gearig
was born December 5, 1879 to Daniel and Catherine Gearig in Fulton
County, Ohio, where he also grew up to manhood. On November 25, 1902 he was united in marriage with Cora Lauber. They made their home in the near neighborhood until 1914 when they purchased the Sowers' farm and came to live on Lauber Hill. They were blessed with six children; three sons, Earl and Willard of Archbold, Ohio, and Ivan of Wauseon, Ohio; three daughters, Irene (Mrs. Ervin Rupp) Archbold, Helen (Mrs. Eldon Yackee) Wauseon, and Mildred (Mrs. Herbert Stevens) at home. He, with his wife, chose to take the cross of Christ upon them and were united with the
church in 1916, and in 1924 he was called by the voice of the church to serve as Deacon, in which calling he proved a faithful servant.
He became seriously afflicted in health on May 15th and declined until on Friday, June 23rd (1944), when he was called to his reward at the age of 64 years, 6 months, and 18 days. He was a dutiful husband and father and will be sadly missed by his family and the church. There remain to mourn him: his wife, Cora, and all the aforementioned children; also eleven grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Simon Lauber, and many other relatives and friends. Farewell our loving Father you have served us long and well;

And tho, now our hearts are breaking and, with tears our sorrow tell.
Yet, we look beyond the shadows To the brighter scenes above;
And we thank our Heavenly Father to have known your care and love.
You did point us to the Master In your daily walk and strife;
And we know your prayers ascended that we too, might enter life.
Now we speak you free, dear Father In the duties which you owed;
As you enter now the harvest there to reap what you have sowed.
Our loss, to you is gain dear Father and tho we suffer now in pain
Thru the love of our dear Saviour may we, in Heaven unite again.
Card Of Thanks
We wish to thank all kind neighbors and friends who so faithfully assisted us during the illness and at the time of the death of our dear husband and father.

Henry Gearig
64, passed away Friday, June 23, (1944) in his home east of Burlington after a six - weeks illness following a stroke of paralysis. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 in Lauber Hill church with Rev. Henry Fisher of Lancaster, Pennsylvania in charge. Interment in church cemetery. Surviving are wife, three daughters, three sons, 11 grandchildren, and sister, Mrs. Simon Lauber.

Robert Gottschalk
son of the late Louis Gottschalk and his wife, Salome, was born May 26, 1886 in Fulton County, Ohio, where he was reared, attended school, and lived practically his entire life. Being reared on the farm he naturally took to farming in his early manhood, but soon discovered and developed his deep-seated business talents beginning with a meat market business, then taking up the farming implement business and about 20 years ago, while the automobile was still in its infancy, he started in the automobile business, at first selling for other agents and later being appointed agent himself for this county. Having both a pleasant personality and a keen business sense as well as an inherited tendency for hard work and ethics of fair dealing, his business career was very successful and gradually developed into its present capacity. He was not only a keen business man but also was public spirited, taking an active part in the material and social betterment of the community; serving in different official capacities, on various committees, councils and boards of the city. In his private life the very best  characteristics of his personality found expression as a faithful husband to his wife, Cora, whom he married in 1906. To this union were born eight
children, two of whom proceeded their father in death. As a father he was especially concerned about the welfare and the education of his children, sparing no human effort to provide the very best for them. In his boyhood days he attended the United Brethren church and Sunday School and for
the past two years he was affiliated with the Men’s Bible class of the Methodist Episcopal Church of this city. He was also a member of the Masonic Order of this city. He passed away April 23, 1935. He is survived by his wife, Cora, nee Neiswander, and six children: Vera, Mary, Helen,
Ramon, Grace and Gene, all at home. He also leaves his mother, three brothers and four sisters as well as a number of other relatives and a host of friends. In his life he was active, may his rest be sweet and may the reunion in Father’s House be serene.

Laura Ann Grup
was born to Andrew and Susan Myers near Ridgeville, Henry County March 8th, 1880 being the fourth of a family of seven children. When she was about three years old her parents with the family moved to Franklin Township, Fulton County and on this farm home she grew to young womanhood. On June 3rd, 1897 she was united in marriage to William Grup and to them God gave four daughters, Margorie, Bessie, Nola and Helen. All her married life was lived in this county. She labored diligently with her husband in providing a pleasant and happy home for the children. In October last year her health became impaired and the family decided to spend the winter months in a milder climate, hoping the change would bring relief and assist her in regaining strength and vigor, so they moved to Phoenix, Arizona, however the change did not materially benefit her and they decided to return to the old home and to friends. The return was to be made so the family would arrive on Saturday evening, they came but under such changed and saddened conditions, as just previous to their departure for home Laura was stricken with pneumonia and in a few short days of illness on March 4th, fell asleep to awake in a brighter and better world where sickness, sorrow and sadness are not known. Thus it is, we can not understand just why perhaps it is better that we do not know, yet while our hearts are breaking with grief and burdened sorrow, yet we should trust God that it is for the best and some day, some distant day we all shall
understand. Besides her husband and four daughters she leaves to cherish her memory, her father, mother, two sisters, Mrs. Ella Brehm and Mrs. Mary Brehm and threee brothers, George, Chris and Floyd and many other relatives and friends. The funeral services were held at the Reformed Mennonite Church at Lauber Hill, conducted by Rev. Bucher of Whitehouse, O., Monday afternoon March 10th, at 2 p.m. and interment in Lauber Hill Cemetery.

William Harrison Grup
eldest son of Daniel and Katharine Grup, was born at Archbold, O., Nov. 25, 1876, and departed this life at the Wabash hospital, Decatur, Ill., Feb. 10,1927, aged 50 years, 2 months, and 15 days. He was married to Laura A. Myers, June 3, 1897. to this union four daughters were born; Mrs. Frank Bernath, Mrs. Andrew Bernath of Waldron, Mich.; Mrs. Edward Richard of Ft. Wayne, Ind., and Mrs. Clinton Meshew of Jackson,Mich.. His wife
preceded him in death March 4, 1919. He was a great sufferer but trusted in his Lord to the end. He was a kind, loving and husband. He leaves to mourn his departure, four daughters, four grand-children, three brothers, Ernest, Dan and Edward, all of Toledo, and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Mennonite church, two miles east of Burlington, O., conducted by Rev. William Rupp, and burial was made at Lauber Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Lydia B. King
80, died Thursday afternoon in the Blanchard Hospital, Morenci,
Mich., where she had been a patient for over a month. Born in Fulton County, Ohio, she has lived the last thirty-seven years in Morenci, Mich.. She was a member of the Lauber Hill Reformed Mennonite Church.
Mrs. King is survived by her husband, Joel King, of Morenci, Mich.; two sons, Otto King of Grand Rapids, Mich. and Kenneth King of Los Angeles, Calif.; three daughters, Mrs. Florence Keefer Pettit of Wauseon, Mis. Adaline Deyo, of Morenci, Mich. and Mrs. Mabel Herring of Adrian Mich; one brother, John Rashley of Wauseon; one sister, Mrs. Mary Snyder, of Wauseon; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Services were held Sunday at Lauber Hill Reformed Mennonite Church, Rev. William J. Rupp officiated. Interment was in the Lauber Hill Cemetery

Mrs. Christena Krauss
widow of the late Jacob Krauss, aged 76, was killed on the N. Y.
C. tracks in front of the depot in Pettisville, Tuesday morning. She wanted to go to Wauseon and had been at the T. & I. Depot, but to learn that the car had gone. From there she started to the N. Y. C. depot with the intention of taking the steam cars. When about in front of the depot the morning train approached. She seemed not to have heard the train or its whistle and she was run down by the locomotive. She was instantly killed. She was the mother of a large family. One son Otto is living in Pettisville. Funeral at the house in Pettisville at 1:30 and at the Lutheran church at 2:00 p. m.

Dortha Marian Lauber
WAUSEON, O., Dec. 23 (1953)—Mrs. Dortha Marian Lauber, 49, died Tuesday at her home here after a long illness. Surviving are her husband, Harold; sons, Clinton, Harold, Gene, Jerry, all of Wauseon; daughters, Dortha and Barbara, of Wauseon; parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Zimmerman, Wauseon; brothers; Clair and Glen Zimmerman, of Fremont; Robert, Wayne, Kenneth, Donald, all of Wauseon; sisters, Mrs. Mary Miley, Kokomo, Ind.; Mrs. Theola Fraker and Mrs. Irma Hoy, Wauseon; Mrs. Clarice Krauss, of Bryan, and three grandchildren. Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Edgar Mortuary, the Rev. William Rupp officiating.
Burial will be in Wauseon Cemetery.
 

Samuel Lauber
son of Christian and Catherine Lauber, was born Jan.1, 1858 on what is
known as Lauber Hill. On April 4, 1878 he was united in marriage with Miss Mary Bucher. To this union were born twelve children, one Marjory having died in infancy. In 1890 he became a member of the Reformed: Mennonite Church and in 1892 he was ordained Deacon in which office he strove to faithfully discharge his duties until the time of his departure. He was a kind loving Husband and Father, rich in wise council and admonition to his
children, striving to set a blameless example before them and all those about him that they might come out from the world and with him tread: the narrow path. He departed this life Wed. Oct 20 at the age of 68 years, 9 months and 19 days. He leaves to mourn his loss his beloved wife Mary; six sons: Lewis E., Melvin C., Simon C., Elmer S., Floyd F., and Earl V.; five daughters: Mrs. Cora Gearig, Mrs. Emma Beaverson, Mrs. Ida Henry, Mrs. Bertha Quillet, Mrs Thornetta Leu; twenty-nine grandchildren and three
brothers: John of Archbold, Simon and Christian of Toledo; and one sister: Mrs. Joel Plettner of Archbold, and a host of friends and relatives.

Fare thee well our loving Father,
Now released .from fear and pain;
We have hope thru Jesus merit,
That our loss to you Is gain.
May your prayers in time be answered,
That we strive to emulate:
The example of our Savior,
Lest we meet a doleful fate.

George A. Leu
Sr., son of Bernhard and Anna Leu, was born in German Township, Fulton
County, Ohio, November 14, 1865. He died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harold Kleck, February 18, 1944, at the age of 78 years, 3 months and 4 days. On February 12, 1891, he was united in marriage to Emilia Zimmerman, who preceded him in death January 7, 1931. To this union 3 children were born: Lloyd, Mrs. Grace Spengler, and Mrs. Opal Kleck. He leaves to mourn: his 3 children, 9 grandchildren; 1 grandson Sgt. Robert
Spengler, stationed at Tampa, Florida, and another grandson, Sgt. Herbert Spengler, stationed somewhere in England, and 6 great-grandchildren, besides other relatives and friends.
Card Of Thanks
The bereaved family wishes to express its heartfelt thanks to the neighbors and friends for their kindness, help and sympathy, during the death and burial of their beloved father.

George W. McGuffin
71, passed away at Detwiler Memorial Hospital in Wauseon, Monday evening, May 10 after an illness of about two weeks. Death was due to arteriosclerosis and his health had been failing the past few months.
Funeral services will be held at the family home in Pettisville, Thursday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. conducted by Rev. Menno Amstutz of Royal Oak, Michigan. Burial will be in Pettisville cemetery. He leaves his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Sam Treharne of Pittsburgh, Pa., one son, Kenneth, of Toledo, three grandchildren and two sisters. Mr. McGuffin came to Pettisville 42 years ago, in 1901, from London, Ontario, Canada.
He had just graduated from Northwestern University in London, Canada. he also took postgraduate work in New York City. The young doctor and his bride came to Pettisville and set up housekeeping there. Their two children were born and raised in that village and Mr. McGuffin became one of the best known and respected physicians in this part of Ohio. He was superintendent of the Union Sunday School for many years, was a member of the school board, active in community affairs and interested in the welfare of his friends and neighbors.

Sol A. Miller
son of Jacob and Mary Miller, was born in Franklin Township, Fulton
County, Ohio, on March15, 1892, and departed from this life at his home, Wednesday, July 5, 1944, at the age of 52 years, 3 months and 20 days.
His death resulted from injuries received in an auto accident, September 1, 1940. On Dec. 24, 1913, he was united in marriage with Ada Bolser. This union was blessed with five children - three sons: Carl, Gerald and Junior, and two daughters: Helen and Mrs. Alice Rowe. He leaves to mourn his departure: his wife, children, one grand son, Roger Lee Miller; two
brothers, Henry and George Miller of Fayette; his step-father, Jacob Warner, and a half brother, Harry Warner, both of Morenci, Mich., besides a host of relatives and friends. While in the Hospital at Wauseon, Ohio, he accepted his Saviour, and during the last few weeks of his suffering expressed his readiness and desire to go Home. Funeral services were conducted from the Fountain U. B. Church, in charge of the Pastor, the Rev.
A.G. Ward. Burial in the Smith Cemetery, there to await the Resurrection morning.

A home in Heaven! what a joyful thought,
As the poor man toils in his weary lot!
His heart opprest, and with anguish driven,
From his home below to his Home in Heaven.
Card Of Thanks
We wish to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to all who assisted in the last rites for our husband and father; for the many floral offerings and expressions of sympathy, we express our sincere thanks, and also to all who assisted in the home.
 

Milton Morningstar
80, a retired Morenci plumber, died today in the Wenzel Convalescent
Home. Born in Ontario, Canada (to Jesse and Martha (Spangler) Morningstar), Mr. Morningstar lived in Wauseon, O., before moving here.
Surviving are sons, Kenwood, Detroit; Col. Allen Morningstar, Norfolk, Va.; Clarence, Tecumseh; Lester, Toledo; G. Leeland, Utica, Mich., and Cleo, Massillion, O.. Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Ackland & Fink Mortuary, the Rev. William Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Wauseon. (Toledo Blade, Saturday, 7 Feb., 1959) John C. Morningstar, 77, died Saturday in the Stephenson Home where he had been a resident one and a half years. He had been a farmer in the Tipton area and worked at the Michigan Producers Dairy Co., until his retirement in 1956. Mr. Morningstar was born in Fulton County, Ohio, Oct. 9, 1889 (to Benjamin and Eliza
Jane (Clark) Morningstar). He attended the North Rome Baptist Church. For many years he was active in the Tipton and Rome Granges. On June 2, 1917, he was married to Nora Hardy and she preceded him in death.
Surviving are one son, Hardy E. of Adrian; two daughters, Mrs. R.J. Swan of Eaton Rapids, Mich. and Miss Ruth E. Morningstar of Washington, D.C.; one sister, Mrs. Clair Baughman of Jackson; three brothers, Herbert of Wapakoneta, Ohio, Walter of West Unity, Ohio, and Ray of Marion, Ohio, and four grandchildren. Services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the
Everiss Funeral Home with the Rev. Blair Bashore officiating. Burial will be in Tipton Cemetery.

Clara Anna Catherine Myers
(Adrian Daily Telegram, Tuesday, December 27, 1966) Clara Anna Catherine Myers, 71, passed away Saturday morning (17 Nov., 1956) at the Vernier Convalescent Home, Archbold, following a long illness. Born in Fulton County, she has been a life-long resident of Wauseon and community. She was a member of the Lauber Hill Reformed Mennonite Church. Survived by six sons, Jesse and Dale, both of Fayette, Harold of Archbold, Donald and Verlin, both of Wauseon, and Alva of Fayette; 15 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted from the Lauber Hill Church, Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with Rev. William Rupp officiating. Interment was made in the Lauber Hill Cemetery. (Daughter of William and Catherine (Bender) Saunders; wife of George E. Myers)

George Everett Myers
Wauseon, O., Oct. 8, 1955 -- George Everett Myers, 69, died this afternoon in Detwiler Hospital of injuries suffered earlier in the day when his car and a truck collided 2 miles north of here. Mr. Myers, of 223 Shoop Ave., traveling north on Rt. 108, failed to halt at the stop sign before entering U.S. Rt. 20-A, police reported. The car collided with a truck driven by Willard Dewire, Hamilton, Ind.. Mr. Dewire was not injured. A lifelong resident of Fulton County, Mr. Myers is survived by his wife, Clara; sons, Jesse, Dale and Alva, all of Fayette; Harold, Archbold, and Donald and Verlin, both of Wauseon; brother, Chris, Ft. Wayne, and Floyd, Waldron, Mich., and sister, Mrs. Mary Brehm, Fayette. Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Lauber Hill Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Gloria Jean, daughter of Alva and Flora Myers, was born September 1, 1950, and departed this life September 23, at Detwiler Memorial Hospital. She leaves to mourn their loss, her father and mother, one brother Allen, and sister Janet. Also grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Myers, and Mrs. Bruce Fiser, also many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted from the Edgar Funeral Home, Tuesday afternoon, September 26, at 3:00 o'clock. Rev. William Rupp officiating, interment was made in the Lauber Hill Cemetery.
 

DAVID ALLEN NOFZIGER RICHARD ARLEN NOFZIGER
David Allen, age 11, and Richard Arlen, age 9, sons of Sanford and Bernice (Spengler) Nofziger, shared the same birthdate, November 18, David arriving in 1939 and Richard in 1941. Their years together here were spent in very close companionship and together they were called from this earth on February 17, 1951. The boys enjoyed the fellowship, received from faithful and regular attendance at Sunday School and Worship services of the Methodist Church. The boys are survived by their parents, one sister, Melinda Ann, age 7, and a brother, Michael Eddie, age 2½ years; two grandmothers, Mrs. Grace Spengler of Wauseon, Ohio, and
Mrs. Ella Nofziger, of Elmira, Ohio, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were conducted from the Edgar Funeral Home, Tuesday morning, Feb. 20, at 10:00 o*clock, Rev. William Rupp officiating; and from the Tedrow Methodist Church at 10:30 o'clock, Rev. Louis Haskell officiating. Interment was made in the Tedrow Cemetery.
Card of Thanks
Our sincere thanks to everyone who assisted and comforted us in our time of great sorrow.

Viola Mae Quillet
daughter of William and Elizabeth Rupp, was born Sept. 14. 1921, near Elmira, Ohio, where she graced as a jewel the home of her parents. She graduated from Archbold high school in 1939, then attended business college in Toledo for a time, after which she was employed as bookkeeper with Saunders' builder supply at Wauseon, OH. On Sept 24, 1941 she was united in marriage with Verl Quillet of near Tedrow where they were for a time engaged in farming. When her husband was called to the service, she again engaged in bookkeeping at Wauseon foundry which she continued until early this present year. Two children were born to them, Vitus Dean and William Howard. She departed this life May the 8th, 1947, at Wauseon Hospital. There remain to mourn their loss, her loving husband Verl, and dear little Vitus Dean, her parents, four brothers and two sisters, John H. Rupp and Ervin W. Rupp of Archbold, 0., Vernon G. Rupp of West Unity, 0.,
Mrs. Kenneth Lauber, Fayette, 0., and William, Jr., and Betty Ann at home with their parents. Also her husband's parents, Mr. and Mrs.* Howard Quillet and their family and many friends who became attached to her in her short stay here.

Emory Nelson Saunders
68, passed away in Toledo Hospital early Tuesday morning (11 March, 1947) after having been ill for several months. Body is at Edgar funeral home, Wauseon, and funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:00 in Emmaus Lutheran church, N. Fulton Street, Wauseon. Interment in Leininger cemetery near Archbold. Surviving are wife, Emma, two
daughters: Mrs. Viola Walker, Toledo, Mrs. Allie Stein, Ft. Wayne, one son, Vern, Swanton; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jesse and Freeman of Wauseon; one sister, Mrs. Geo. Myers, Wauseon. The Saunders have lived in Toledo the past seven years and formerly
made their home in Wauseon. Deceased was born and reared in German township.

Jesse Clarence Saunders
WAUSEON, 0., Aug. 15 (1947) - Jesse Clarence Saunders, 64, Wauseon business man who retired Monday to enjoy life, died unexpectedly of a heart attack yesterday during the home coming celebration of the community.
Mr. Saunders was well known in the builders* supply field in northwestern Ohio, and for many years took a leading role in the development of the village of Wauseon where he lived 37 years. On Monday he turned over his building and ready mix concrete business to Frank Diehlman
and Son, Napoleon.. He was one of the organizers of the Wauseon Commerce Club and was chiefly responsible for the development of Wauseon as an industrial center. Services will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Edgar Funeral Home.

Verne Raymond Saunders
(Toledo Blade) Verne Raymond Saunders  died in his home Saturday evening, December 6, 1947 after a lingering illness of some seven months. He was born in Fulton County, Ohio on May 4, 1899 and has spent the greater part of his life here. He joined the Lutheran Church at the age of 22. On June 14, 1924, he was united in marriage to Pearl E. Leu. This union was blessed with four children, Dorthea, Verlin, Eleanor and Joan.
He had been working for the New York Central Railroad for about 25 years. At the time of his illness he was serving in the capacity of engineer.
Surviving are his wife, children, Mother Mrs. Emma Saunders of Toledo, Ohio and Mrs. E. W. Stine of Fort Wayne, Ind.. His father Nelson Saunders preceded him in death on March 11, 1947. We commit this body to the earth and entrust his soul to the Lord, to the day of Judgment. Funeral Services were conducted from the Trinity Lutheran Church, Delta, Ohio, Tuesday
afternoon, Dec. 9, 1947 at 2:00 o clock, Rev. Redigar officiating; interment was made in the Leininger Cemetery

William Oliver Stoltz
In the midst of the new life and beauty of the springtime, death has claimed a good citizen and a true friend. William Oliver Stoltz was born in Franklin Township, Fulton County, Ohio, on May 9, 1872, and departed at the Cameron Hospital, Bryan, Ohio, on April 18, 1946 at the age of 73 years, 11 months and 21 days. His parents were David and Mary Stoltz who were very faithful and devout Christians. In their home were five sons: Harry, Ollie (William Oliver), Arthur, Nelson, and Wesley. They all loved music and it was indeed a great privilege to be in that home and hear these five boys sing together.  While Ollie did not establish a home, he was quite accustomed to go wherever he might render service in other homes. He always stood for clean living and the higher ideals of life. He was a student of human nature and well informed in the topics of the day. His genial disposition and spirit of kindliness won for him many friends, and his integrity and dependability placed him in many positions of public trust. Being a good citizen in every sense of the term he was proud of his
community and promoted many improvements for its welfare. He loved fine horses and in his younger years was a very successful trainer of them.
For many years Ollie was in poor health but always bore his suffering with patience and fortitude. He leaves to mourn his departure his two brothers, Nelson of Prattville, Michigan and Wesley of Fayette, Ohio, and a large circle of relatives and friends. The funeral services were held at the Ward Funeral Home, Fayette, Ohio, Saturday, April 19, Rev. Charles Gleason officiating, with burial services at the West Franklin Cemetery.

Catherine Weckesser
daughter of Jacob and Susan Burkholder, was born in Fulton County, Ohio, May 2nd, 1861. When 19 years old she resigned her will to God and became a member of the Reformed Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member to the end. On May 4th, 1895 she was united in marriage to John Weckesser. To this union were born five children—two sons and three daughters. Her husband preceded her in death Aug. 8th, 1926,
and son Albert in World War No. I. She had been ill for about five months due to complications. She passed away in her home in Pettisville, Ohio, July 24, 1944: age 83 years, 2 months and 22 days. She leaves one son, three daughters: John at home, Mrs. Harry Burkholder, Archbold, OH.; Mrs.
Harry Pittenger, Willard, 0., and Gertrude at home; six grandchildren: Stanley, Myrle and Lois Burkholder, Catherine, David and Marjorie Pittenger; two brothers and one sister: Mrs. Mary Zimmerman, Wauseon, OH; John Burkholder, Archbold, 0.; A. M. Burkholder, Wauseon, Ohio, and
many other relatives and friends to mourn her departure.

“Dear Mother:
Your service to us is now done,
And you've laid down your work of the day.
And, tho now in sorrow we weep and lament,
We have joy, as we hear the Word say:
“Come ye; the blest of the Father of Love,
Inherit the joy and the peace of my rest
Prepared for you all from the foundation of earth,
There to sing and rejoice with the blest.”
“May God give us grace to remember your prayer
which you uttered for us on your bed;
To take up the cross and prepare to meet God,
And to take us His work in your stead.
“We are troubled in mind, and our sorrow is deep;
Yet in hope our hearts are aglow,
That your rest will be sweet and joy be complete
In the Lord you have taught us to know.”
Card Of Thanks
The Family wishes to express their most sincere thanks to their neighbors and friends for the kindness and sympathy shown during the illness and death of their mother.

Jacob J. Wiederkehr, son of Gottlieb and Verena (Imthurn) Wiederkehr, was born near Archbold, Ohio, November 24, 1867, and passed away at his home in Pettisville, Ohio, Wednesday, January 12, 1944, age 75 years, 1 month, and 18 days. Mr. Wiederkehr spent his early life near Archbold, Ohio, and lived for a number of years on farms near Pioneer and Fayette, Ohio. He has lived in Pettisville for the past seventeen years. On September 13, 1894, he was united in marriage to Miss Ida Kuhn of Fayette, Ohio. To this union were born three children. Surviving are the widow, and three children; Mrs. Elsie Stoner of Alvordton, Ohio; Rev. Clarence Wiederkehr of Berne, Ind., and Miss Dorothy Wiederkehr of
Jackson, Michigan. Surviving also are five grandchildren; two grandsons, Pfc. Gerald Stoner, serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps, Hondo Field, Texas, and Gareth Leo Weiderkehr, Sea. 2/c, Evanston, Illinois. Also three granddaughters, Marilyn, Miriam, and Naomi Ann Wiederkehr. There are also two sisters: Mrs. Henry Leu of Fayette, Ohio, and Mrs. Joseph Grabill of Grabill, Indiana. Four brothers: Jonathan Wiederkehr, Pettisville, Ohio; Gideon Wiederkehr, Stryker, Ohio; Benjamin Wiederkehr, Adrian, Michigan; and Samuel Wiederkehr, Archbold, Ohio. One sister, Anna, and two brothers, Daniel and Adam, preceded him in death. Brother Wiederkehr was a true, earnest Christian who faithfully served his Lord for many years. He was a loyal member of the Pettisville Missionary Church at the time of his death. He held various offices in the church, serving as deacon and Sunday School teacher for a number of years. After an illness of more than a year, the Lord called him to his Eternal home. He often spoke of his desire to be with his Lord who had redeemed him. “Precious in the sight of the Lord
is the death of His Saints.” Mr. Wiederkehr was a kind and loving father in the home. He will be greatly missed in the church, in the home and in the community where he lived.

Albert Adam Wile
son of John and Margaret Wile, was born on August 3, 1868, in Gorham
township, and departed this life at his home in Franklin township, January 20, at the age of 75 years, four months and 17 days, having spent his entire life in this community. On March 16, 1897, he was united in marriage with Elizabeth Ponchaud, and to this union two children were born, Harry Leonard, and Minnie Mae. His wife preceded him in death, February 27, 1911. He was the last of a family of nine children , four sisters and four brothers. Surviving are his two children, residing at home, who so tenderly cared for their father until his death. Ten nephews, several other relatives and many friends mourn the passing of a kind friend and neighbor.

Arthur Clarence Wyse
WAUSEON, 0., Jan. 13— Arthur Clarence Wyse, 75, RD 3, Wauseon, retired farmer, died yesterday in Detwiler Hospital. Born in Henry County, 0., Mr. Wyse was a Fulton County farmer many years and a veteran of World War 1. Surviving are his wife, Ora; sons, Roy of Wauseon and Erwin of Adrian, Mich.; brother, Lloyd of Granville, 0.; sisters, Mrs. Inez Weber of Wauseon; and Miss Rosetta Wyse of Granville; and seven grandchildren.
Services will be in the First Baptist Church Monday at 2 p.m. with burial in Tedrow Cemetery. The body is in the Edgar Mortuary

Saloma (Burkholder) Wyse
(Toledo Blade) Mrs. Saloma Wyse, widow of Peter F. Wyse was born in Fulton county Ohio Nov. 2, 1839 and died at the home of her daughter Mrs. John T. Weber, after an illness of nine months. She united with the Mennonite church at the age of 24 years and was a faithful member until her death. She leaves to mourn her departure, one son, two daughters, sixteen grandchildren, and ten greatgrandchildren. She will be missed by all the friends and neighbors for whom she was always silling to render aid and advice. The funeral was held at the Lauber Hill church on Sunday, July 18 . Interment in the church cemetery.
Card of Thanks. We wish to thank all our friends and neighbors for their kindly assistance during the sickness, death and burial of our mother. Mrs. John T. Weber, Daniel F. Wyse, Mary Morningstar.
 

William Edward Hill
“Death of Old Soldier"
McQUILLIN Post Buries Comrade With Fitting Ceremony
A beautiful and impressive funeral service was held at the G.A.R. Hall Tuesday afternoon for Comrade Edward HILL.  Mr. Hill died at the home of his daughter Mrs. H. M. McCLURE 1159 1-2 Woodland Ave, Toledo Saturday after a brief illness.  The body was brought to Delta Tuesday morning and taken to the Grand Army Hall, where he spent many pleasant hours with his comrades in the years gone by.  Is seemed very fitting for the body to rest there for awhile.  Comrade Hill was an old and respected citizen of our town, known always for a true patriot and an honest and upright man.  Five members of McQuillen Post Comrades MILEY, MORR, WILKINS, MURRAY and WOLCOTT were present at the services and conducted the burial rites.  The removal of the flag from the casket of this beloved comrade by commander Miley was a touching and impressive ceremony.  Mrs. Lena WEIGEL furnished appropriate music and was accompanied by Mrs. Julia WILLIAMS.  Rev. Edward S. LeMAR, assisted by Rev. C. W. TANNEYHILL who had known the deceased for 44 years conducted the services.  Rev. LeMar spoke to the family and to the living.  Rev. Tanneyhill spoke of Comrade Hill as a man and a soldier.  Mr. Hill is survived by four daughters, one son, one daughter-in-law, 19 grand-children and 30 great-grandchildren who sincerely mourn his passing and who make his last days peaceful and happy ones.  The friends here sympathize with the family in their loss.

The deceased was born in England, March 28th, 1942 and came to America in 1957, settling in Delta.  He was a member of the sixth Ohio Calvary, serving thru the war.  On July 13, 1865 he was united in marriage to Salina ALWOOD, and to them seven children were born, five now living.  He resided in Delta since 1891 until moving to Toledo in 1921.”

William Edward Hill was born 28 March 1842 in Bushey Heath, Bushey Parish, Hertfordshire.  He was married in Salmah Alwood in Delta, OH.  He died 4 March 1923.

Contributed by David Navorska
Irving TX

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