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Alfred M. Lee, aged 86, passed away in home of his daughter Mrs. Lewis Rupp, south of Pettisville, on Friday, May 4th, after an illness of four weeks. Funeral service was conducted by Revs. Amstutz and Slagle at Union church in Pettisville, Sunday afternoon. Besides many relatives and friends he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Rupp, and son Mr. Stanley A. Lee; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and one sister. One son, Truman, preceded him in death.
Among many relatives and friends, he is survived by his daughter Myrtle and son Stanley, eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
“Servant of God,
The family wishes to express its appreciation to the friends who have o kindly assisted them and expressed their sympathy in the sickness and death of their beloved father. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Rupp and family, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Lee and family, Mrs. Ida Lee and family
Barbara (Myers) Ernst
Barbara Ernst, the daughter of Lewis and Barbara Myers, was born January 22,1846, at Bucyrus, Ohio. In the year 1866, she united in marriage to Benjamin Ernst. On May 3, 1934 she was departed from this life to join her husband, Benjamin Ernst; a daughter, Effie, who died in infancy; and a son, Ira C. Ernst.
To cherish her memory
are: Alfred W., of Ridgeville Corners; Elgar I., of Liberty Center; Melvin
Death is the chilliness
that precedes the dawn;
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MRS. G. D. (Rupp) WYSE
Mrs. G. D. Wyse, age 64 years, passed away in her home in Pettisville, Tuesday morning, at 8:00 'clock of heart trouble, after being bedfast the past five weeks, and in poor health for many years. The funeral will be held on Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, in the Union Church in Pettisville, Rev. M. N. Amstutz officiating. Interment in Pettisville cemetery. She leaves husband, three daughers: Mrs. Fred Neidhardt, Mrs. S. L. Miller, and Ruth, at home; five grandchildren; five
sisters: Mrs. Menno Yaggy of Van Nuys, Calif., Mrs. Hiram Amstutz of Denier, Calif., Mrs. John Yaggy of Ft. Wayne, Mrs. Adam Waldvogel and Mrs. W. J. Weber; three brothers: Mr. John F. Rupp, Mr. Lewis Rupp, Mr. Chris. Rupp, of Pettisville.
Jane (Bucher) Lauber
Chistena Lauber is survived by five sons: Ora E.; Harry C.; Edward C., and Olley C. of Archbold; Elmer F. of Toledo; and two daughters: Mrs. J. C. Saunders of Wauseon and Mrs. 0. R. Taylor of Archbold; twenty grandchildren and one great-grandchild one sister: Mrs. Mary Lauber and one brother: Christian Bucher of Archbold, as well as a host of relatives and friends.
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Jonas William Leininger
Jonas William Leininger, the son of Ed. Leininger .and his wife, Carrie Leatherman was born March 27, 1911 in Henry Co., Ohio. When very shortly after birth it seemed that the child would
not live, the Sacrament of Holy Baptism was administered by the grandfather, Wm. Leininger. Nevertheless; the boy grew up and remained with his parents during his entire life, moving with them to Darby Corners some 15 years ago. More or less sickly all his life, the boy nevertheless worked- and labored with his father until last June when he was stricken with plural pneumonia. From that time on, with the exception of several weeks ago, he was forced to remain indoors, Bright's disease and dropsy having taken hold of his body. And it was these afflictions which
finally brought about his death which occurred Saturday evening, Feb. 3, 1934, at 9 o'clock he having attained 'the age of 22 years, 10 months, and 6 days. During his long illness he showed
a very patient spirit, bearing his cross with Christian courage and resignation. Those who remain to mourn his seeming untimely departure are his d bereaved parents, 2 sisters: Pearl and Lodema; 1 brother: Albert; his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Leininger sr.; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Leatherman, as well as a host of other relatives and friends. He is-
“Asleep in Jesus,
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the home and St. James' Lutheran Church in Burlington, with interment in the Leininger Cemetery. The Rev. R. Trautman officiated.
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Raymond Schantz Jr.
STRUCK FATALLY BY AUTO
Raymond Schantz Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Schantz, of Adrian, Mich., was killed instantly,
Sunday afternoon, when struck by an automobile in *fornt of his home. He was rushed to the
Adrian hospital but passed away before the hospital was reached. He leaves parents, two sisters; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Schantz of Toledo, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schnur of Evansport, and great grandmother, Mrs. Phoebe Simmons. At about 4:30 in the afternoon, the Raymond Schantz family were preparing to leave the home of friends where they were visiting near Adrian. Raymond Junior, who was eleven last June, with other children, was playing and *accidently ran into the
street while two machines were passing. He was struck on the left side of the head by the bumper of the car. He died on the way to the hospital. The body is to be brought to Archbold, today, Wednesday. Funeral will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. in St. John's Reformed church conducted by Rev. Theo. J. Klaudt. Interment in the Zion's Reformed cemetery southwest of Archbold.
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Jacob Gype, Early Village Merchant, Passes On
Jacob Gype, age 88 years, died in the home of his son, Mr. Otto Gype and family, at 4116
Mayfield Drive, Toledo, Monday noon, 12:15 o'clock, of gangrene in his right foot. He had, been abed for 6 weeks. The funeral will be held at 12:00, Wednesday, in Toledo, and at 2:00 o'clock in the Lutheran parsonage in Archbold. Burial in Pettisville cemetery. Jacob Gype was one of the
last representatives of the old order of Archbold business men. Some sixty years ago when a young man he learned the cabinet makers' trade, at which he labored for a number of years, making furniture for the plain people of this vicinity, who at that time had only unvarnished household fixtures. At that time a man named Sloan kept store. When the Sloan store sold to Jacob Vernier, Mr. Vernier sold the furniture stock to Jacob Gype. With that beginning he opened the a first furniture store of consequence in Archbold. At that time the village cabinet maker was the undertaker, making the caskets out of boards to measure, after the death. The cabinet maker also helped at the funeral. From that beginning Jacob Gype became the recognized village undertaker. About 1886, when laws governing such matters were passed, he became a licensed mortician, which profession he practiced for years afterward. Jacob Gype prospered by the old, time-tried methods of labor and thrift. He worked hard and saved rigidly, and his credit with wholesale houses was unquestioned. He paid as he went and could look all men in the face.
Mrs. Tracy Snyder Miller
Grandma Miller died in her home in Ridgeville township, on Tuesday, April 3rd, at the ripe old age of 97 years, 8 months and 29 days. She was born in Bavaria, July 4th, 1836 and came to America in 1858, when in her 22nd year, having been a resident of Ridgeville township for seventy-six years. Her maiden name was Tracy Snyder. Her husband, Ambrose Miller, passed away in 1904. She was the mother of five sons and five daughters, eight of whom are living. They are: Andrew, John, George and Ambrose Miller, and Mrs. Harmon Spengler, Mrs. Frances Myers, Mrs. John Eicher, and Mrs. Jacob Myers. Other descendants are 29 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and 5 great- great-grandchildren. Funeral was held Saturday at the Catholic church in Napoleon. Burial
in the Ridgeville cemetery. She has always been highly respected by all who knew her. She endured the hardships and cares of pioneer life, performed the strenuous labors of rearing a large family, and still gave proper attention to the cultural and religious matters. Many old friends
followed her body to the grave. She told that it was a prolific neighborhood; that she had ten children and that the neighbors, the Rowe family, had fourteen, while the Kretz family had ten children. They exchanged help so that at the birth of none of these thirty-four children was a
doctor called, nor any money paid.
Mrs. Sara (Burkholder) Pollinger
Sarah A. Burkholder, the daughter of Jacob arid Susan Burkholder, was born in Henry Co., Ohio,
Feb. ___, 1863, and departed this life, Sept. ___ 1933, at the age of 70 years, 6 months and 20 days. At the age of fourteen she, united with the Reformed Mennonite church and remained a faithful member until death. In 1890 she was united in marriage to David D. Pollinger, who had two children by a former marriage. In this marriage one daughter was born. The daughter, Susie, the two stepchildren Ada DeVeny and Ad- Pollinger whom !he cared for and loved as her own and her husband' preceded her in death. Also brothers, Jacob and Joseph Burkholder and two sisters, Miss Susan Burkholder and Mrs. Elizabeth Mull preceded ,her in death.
She leaves to mourn her departure one step-grandson, David DeVeny, his wife and three children, two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Weckesser of Pettisville, O; Mrs. Mary Zimmerman of Wauseon, O.; three brothers, John Burkholder of Archlbold, Samuel and Andrew Burkholder of Wauseon, O., nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the Mennonite church by Fred Stu___ of Whitehouse, O., assisted by John; W; Miller and burial was in the church cemetery.
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Sara (Burkholder) Pollinger
Sara (Burkholder) Pollinger
Nelles Paul Schang
The people of our vicinity were greatly pained last Friday when the grievous news arrived that Nelles had passed into another Land, and his cheerful presence would be with us no more except in memory. Nelles was a very likeable boy; was loved by all who knew him. His smile was contagious and won him many friends who were delighted to hear his cheerful voice in song. His going in the bloom of youth has shocked and saddened the entire community. A .few days ago while at School he met with a very unusual accident from which he never recovered. He was taken to the Wauseon Hospital where all care possible could be given him. His suffering lasted a little over two weeks and yet each day he met all with a smile. For many days we waited, hoped and prayed while he battled with the grim messenger of death. Some days we were encouraged with the reports from his bedside, other days our hearts were made heavy and sad. Nelles Paul Schang, youngest son of Peter and Blanche Schang, was born July 31, 1921 on the home farm
and died at the ,Wauseon Hospital, February 9; 1934, at the age of 12 years, 6 months and 8
days. He leaves to mourn: his mother, father, one brother Hubert, and one sister Donna, and a
host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the West Franklin church, conducted by Rev. Ed. Schad of Wauseon, assisted by Rev. Nungester of
Fayette. Burial was held In the Fayette Cemetery.
That he is dead-He is just away.
With a cheery smile and a wave of his hand,
He has wandered into another Land.
Having so recently passed through a period of anxiety and sorrow, we have been brought to realize the value of true friendship. Hand in hand with every anxious moment came the love of dear friends demonstrated in so many, many ways. It would be impossible for us to personally thank all who were so kind and thoughtful and those who assisted us materially, so we ask you to please accept this message as our most slncere appreciation. Mr. and Mrs. Peter Schang jr. and Farmilv.
Sophia Magdalena Eva
Sophia Magdalena Eva was born at Buffalo, N.Y., on the sixth day of January in the year of our
Lord 1859; being the eldest child of Frederick Wetzel and his wife Katharine. In infancy she was brought to the Lord by means of holy baptism. Having reached the proper age she was instructed and confirmed, here at Archbold, the Wetzel family having taken up its abode here, and affiliated itself with St. Martin's Congregation. December 8th, 1874, the deceased entered the holy estate
of Matrimony with George Eva, the family also being affiliated with St. Martin's Congregation. The
Lord blessed this union with nine children, all of whom survive. The husband and father has gone before a number of years ago. Afflictions of old age were creeping up on the deceased for the
past few years though her health had, as a rule, been fair. About sixteen weeks ago she was taken to the hospital with a broken hip. Her condition having improved sufficiently she was brought home, but continued to be bedfast. During the course of last week an ailment of the heart which had caused her some distress before came upon her with greater force making her condition quite serious. The end of her sojourn came Monday morning, March 5, at about 4:35. By the Grace of God in Christ Jesus we trust that her departure was blessed. The days allotted to the departed were 75 years, 1 month, 29 days. She leaves two brothers, George and Charles Wetzel; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Frey and Mrs. Louisa Kriezel; 4 sons, 5 daughters,7 grandchildren.
When ends life’s
We wish to express our sincere thanks to all relatives, friends and neighbors for their kindness and assistance during the illness and death of our Dear Mother. Eva Children.
Pvt. Clarence E. Lauber and Pvt. Clayton O. Buehrer
(Sep 1921) SOUND TAPS FOR ARCHBOLD BOYS KILLED ON LAST DAY OF BIG WAR-
Several hundred people gathered at the N. Y. C. depot in Archbold Thursday afternoon when train No.23 brought the bodies of Pvt. Clarence E. Lauber and Pvt. Clayton O. Buehrer. The bodies were received by the men of the local post of the American Legion and in full military escort taken to the under taking rooms. The bodies arrived somewhat sooner than expected and some of the arrangements had to be made hurriedly. The body of Clayton Buehrer arrived at Hoboken, N. J. several weeks ago while that of Clarence Lauber arrived Sept. 16th.
Clayton Orville Buehrer
Sunday afternoon funeral ceremony was held over the body of Clayton O. Buehrer. At 2:00 the
line of march was formed on main street, led by the West Unity boys band, and followed by the Chaplain, firing squad, caisson and soldiers in uniform. The procession went to the Conrad
Zeigler residence where the body was received and with military escort was taken to the
Reformed church where about two thousand people had gathered to do honor to the nation's
dead. Rev. E. Steinecker offered a prayer which was followed with a song by the quartette. Rev. Steinecker then gave a few very appropriate remarks after which a vocal solo was rendered. Chaplain H. F. MacLane was introduced and in a very fitting sermon gave the audience many
good thoughts. Following this the quartette rendered another selection and the cortege proceeded to the Archbold cemetery. Here the ritual was read, a prayer offered by the Chaplain and taps sounded. Clayton Orville Buehrer wag born in Stryker, Ohio, Feb. 10, 1894 where he lived until fourteen years of age and then came with his mother to Archbold to make his home. On May 27th 1918 he entered the United States military service and the following September was sent over
seas being a, member of Co. I 356th Infantry. He endured his hardships bravely. As far as known he went over the top five different times. On Nov. 11th, 1918 at about seven o'clock he was seriously injured by machine gun fire and died in a field hospital a short time before the Armistice was signed. He reached an age of 24 years, 9 months and 1 day.
“How sleep the brave
who sink to rest,
We desire to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to those who helped us in the burial of our dear son and brother. Especially the American Legion, the ones who sang and for the beautiful flowers. Also to the police force for the excellent order. Mr. and Mrs. C. Zigler and family.
Clarence Emons Lauber
Friday afternoon at 2:00 p. m American Legion members received the body of Clarence E Lauber at the undertaking rooms and escorted it to the Lauber Hill cemetery where a shor1 service was held which was witnessed by several hundred people. Rev. Abe Sower's gave a short address
and prayer which was followed by the reading of the ritual by Vice-Commander Hoffmire and the sounding of taps. Clarence Emons Lauber, third child of Mr. and Mrs. Christian Lauber was born *.n Archbold Nov. 13th 1892, where he spent most: of his life. On May 27th, 1918 he entered the military service of the United States and in September was sent over-seas with the American Expeditionary Forces. He endured the hardships of the soldier valiantly. On Nov. 11th .the day of the Armistice, in the last few minutes of action he was mortally wounded and died on the way to
the hospital. He with four other soldiers was assigned to raid an enemy machine gun nest They crept within 35 yards of the nest and in the open charge two bullets pierced his abdomen. Had
he lived two more days he would have been twenty-five years of age. For his valor the government presented him with a Distinguished Service Cross, the highest honor bestowed upon an American soldier for extra ordinary service in battle. He was the only man from this county to receive such an honor. He leaves a father, three sisters, two brothers and many other relatives and friends. The American Flag which it sent with the casket was presented to the American Legion
"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." -John: 15:13.
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John J. Rupp
John J. Rupp, familiarly known as "Johnny" Rupp, oldest son of Joseph and Sarah Rupp was born near Elmira, 0., Dec. 20 1845 and died at his home one and a half miles west of Spring Hill on Thursday, May 13th 1915 after an illness of about four and a half years. In 1871 he was united in marriage with Miss Anna Bucher of near Whitehouse, O. and they at once prepared to carve out a home from the tract of heavily timbered and which he had purchased the year before. This they did quite successfully and they and their family for a number of years enjoyed the pleasures of that commodious and pleasant home. He is survived by his wife two sons, Mose of Strattford, Can. and John of Elmira, and five, daughters, Mrs. A. B. Sower, Mrs. Joclyn Upp, Mrs. J. G. Axley of Harlam, Mont., Mrs. Dr .R. I. Bernath and Mrs. Cora who resides at home. There are also surviving eleven grand children and one sister, Mrs. Dave Rashley and three brothers, Mose, Christ, and Joseph. Funeral services were held from the home and at the Reformed Mennonite church at Lauber Hill,
of which he was a faithful member. Monday May 17, conducted by Rev. Christian Herr of Osborn. O. and interti1ent in the cemetery at Lauber Hill.
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Mrs. Mary (Aschliman) Rupp
Mary Rupp nee AschIiman was born in Clinton township, Fulton county, Ohio, December 15, 1861. She died in her home in Archbold, August 5, 1933, at the age of 71 years, 7 months, and 21 days.
She was united in marriage to Seth Rupp, April 3, 1898. To this union 4 children were born, 2 sons and 2 daughters. She was converted in her younger years and united with the Defenseless- Mennonite Church, of which she was a member at the time of her death. She was a patient sufferer for nearly three years and always when asked how she was getting along, the answer was, "all right." And it seemed such a great blessing to those around her with the sweet spirit she manifested throughout the years of her affliction.
She leaves to mourn
their loss: a sorrowing husband; two sons, Oliver and Irvin of Archbold;
two daughters, Bertha and Louella at home; two stepsons, Abner of Wauseon,
Ora of Archbold; six grandchildren; one brother, Peter Aschliman of Pettisville,
Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Gideon Ziegler
With spirit calm
as the summer sea,
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John Leininger jr., age 87 years last January, passed away in his home east of Archbold early Sunday morning. He had been an invalid eleven years. His daughter Mrs. Katie Fankhauser and daughter Gertrude have been in his home during this time caring for him. The funeral services
were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, in the Lutheran church in Burlington, conducted
by the pastor, Rev. R. 0. Trautman. Interment in church cemetery, east of Archbold.
He leaves seven daughters, two sons, 33 grandchildren, 67 great-grandchildren, two great- grandchildren, sister Mrs. John Harmon of Ft. Wayne and 4 brothers, Mr. Henry Leininger, Mr. Simon Leininger, Mr. Sol. Leininger of Wauseon, and Mr. Geo. Leininger of Chicago.
Mrs. Ervin Vonier
Mrs. Ervin Vonier, age 49 years, died suddenly in her home west of Wauseon, Saturday morning. She had been in poor health for several years. Funeral service was held in the Dunkard church
east of Wauseon, Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Ralph Hatton of Toledo. Burial in Pettisville cemetery. Leaves husband, sister, nephew, and niece.
Mrs. Henry Rice
Mrs. Henry Rice, 80 years of age, died suddenly in her home near Wauseon, Monday afternoon. She had been failing in health for a number of years. Funeral was held Thursday afternoon in the Methodist church in Wauseon conducted by Rev. Roy Vandegriff. Leaves husband, five daughters, son, and grandchildren.
Mrs. Charles Rice
Mrs. Charles Rice, age 42 years, 3 months and 15 days, passed away in her home in Grelton, OH., Saturday evening, after an illness of several days of throat disease. The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the M. E. church. Interment in cemetery near Grelton. She leaves husband, daughter, three sons, three sisters, brother, four half-sisters, and three half-brothers
Mrs. Henry Ziegler
Mrs. Henry Ziegler, age 50 years, died in the Wauseon hospital, Saturday night, after an illness
of 6 weeks. She underwent an operation for gall stones and since then her recovery had been doubtful. Funeral services were held at St, John's Reformed church, Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. T. J. Klaudt, Burial in Archbold cemetery. She leaves husband, three daughters, son, three grandchildren, three brothers, two sisters, and aged mother.
Louis Gustave Moine
Louis Gustave Moine, son of Anthony and Mary (Ketly) Moine was born Aug. 27, 1857, in German township, Fulton county, Ohio; died Oct. 9, 1933, at the age of 76 years, 2 months, 10 days. He spent his entire life in this community. He was united in marriage with Louisa Harsch, April 3, 1882. Mr. Moine was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church. He leaves to mourn his departure a sorrowing wife, two daughters, one grandson, and an aged brother, Frank, of Waldron, Mich. 1
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Mrs. L. G. Moine (Mary Louisa nee Harsch )
Mrs. L. G. Moine, age 72, died in her home on N. Defiance street, Wednesday, October 18th,
and the funeral was held at the Catholic church, Saturday. She had been bedfast for months. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Bert Grime, and Marvel, two sisters, brother, and a grandson. Her husband preceded her in death by nine days, passing away Oct. 9th. Mrs. Moine lived her entire
life in German township.
Louisa Harsch Moine
Besides her many friends, neighbors and relatives she leaves to mourn her loss two daughters, one brother two sisters, and one grandson.
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Joseph Liechty, 76 years of age, passed away in his home in Tedrow, Thursday morning, following his last stroke of paralysis, last Tuesday. He had been in poor health the past five years. The funeral service was held Sunday forenoon in the Central A.-M., church, conducted by Revs. Eli Frey and Henry Rychener. Interment in Eckley cemetery. Leaves widow, four daughters, three sons, 37 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren.
(Jun 21 1933)
Carl Erbes,-son of Mr. and Mrs. John Erbes, was born in Franklin township, Fulton county, Ohio. Having been blessed with Christian parents, Carl, soon after his birth, was brought to his Lord through the Act of Holy *Batpism, thereby being made an heir of Salvation. In !925, together with ten other young people, he was received into communicant with the Trinity Lutheran Church through the act of confirmation. Since that time, Carl had been a faithful member and endeavored to live a consistently Christian life. Carl's vocation was in the carpentry line which he worked at in earnest and industriously. Carl was suddenly taken from this life through an accident which occurred while on his way home from work on the evening of June 2!st. Carl reached the age of 24 years, 4 months ,and 5 days.
He leaves to mourn his departure, besides his bereaved parents: his beloved *fiancee, Miss Louise Landis; two sisters and one brother, namely, Mrs. Mary Rice of Archbold, Ohio, Mrs. Pauline Willis of Montpelier and Solomon at home, and also a large circle of friends who will hold him in fond remembrance.
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Mrs. Samuel Beck
Mrs. Samuel Beck, age 72 years, died in her home near Ridgeville Corners, Monday evening, after an illness of several weeks. Funeral service will be held Thursday morning at 10:00 o'clock in the Central A.-M., church, in charge of Rev. Eli Frey. Burial in Pettisville cemetery. Leaves husband,
four sons, three daughters, 40 grand- children, three great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Jacob Frey
Mrs. Jacob Frey, age 64 years, died on Sunday morning, in her home south of Pettisville, after
being in poor health since November. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at the Central A.-M. church, conducted by Rev. David Yoder of Elkhart, Ind., and Rev. Silas Welty of Wakaroosa, Ind. Burial in Pettisville cemetery. She leaves her husband, five sons, five daughters, and thirty-four
Mrs. Isaiah Zaerr, nee Baer
Mrs. Isaiah Zaerr, age 66 years, 1 month and 9 days, passed away in her home on West street, Wednesday, July 9th, following a stroke of paralysis, Tuesday morning. The funeral services were held Saturday forenoon at, the Central A.-M. church, conducted by Rev. Henry Rychener and Rev. Ed. Frey. Interment in Pettisville cemetery. She leaves husband and sister, Mrs. Jacob Grieser,
and brother, Mr. Jos. N. Baer.
Mrs. Seth Wyse
Mrs. Seth Wyse, age 66 years, passed away in her home east of Burlington, Thursday morning,
after an illness of ten days of pneumonia. The funeral services were held Saturday forenoon at the Central A.-M. church conducted by Revs. S. S. Wyse and S. D. Grieser. Interment was made in Eckley cemetery. She leaves widower, three sisters and brother. The relatives coming from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. David McFadden, Mr. Earl Klopfenstein, and Mr. Fred Yoder Orville, O. Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Beivler and Mr. Peter Roth of Bern, Ind.
Mrs. Voranika Grieser
Mrs. Voranika Nofziger Grieser, age 79 years, died Monday morning in her home northeast of Archbold. Death was due to heart trouble and ailing health for several months. Funeral services
are conducted on Wednesday morning at ten o clock in the Central A.-M. church, by Rev. Eli Frey. Burial in Eckley cemetery. Leaves sister Mrs. Kati Klopfenstein of Wauseon, five sons, two daughters, 45 grandchildren.
(1933) , 13, passes
Francis, 13, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Bernath died in her home, Saturday, night following a brief illness of pneumonia. She was sick but a few days, becoming seriously ill on Saturday evening, and passing away a few hours later. She leaves her parents, two sisters Lucile and
Helen, two brothers Harold and Marvin. At this writing, funeral services have been arranged for
two o'clock, Tuesday afternoon, at C. U. church here. Rev. Luke of Edon is the pastor.
Frank Bernath, age 53 years, passed away in St. Vincent's hospital in Toledo, Saturday morning,
at 9 o'clock. He had been in the hospital seven weeks suffering with a complication of diseases.
The body was brought to Archbold, Tuesday morning, and services were held at St. Peter's
Catholic church at ten o'clock, conducted by Rev. Franklin Miller. Interment in church cemetery. Leaves widow, five daughters, seven sons, nine grandchildren, father, four sisters, six brothers.
(Aug 1931?) Passes On
Eli Rupp, age 72 years, passed away in his home near Pettisville, on Sunday evening, after an illness of several hours. The funeral service will be held in the home, Wednesday, at 2 p. m., conducted by Rev; M. N. Amstutz. Interment in Pettisville cemetery. Leaves widow, two daughters, son, four grandchildren, six sisters, three brothers.
Cathrine Kline Camron
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We wish to express our sincere thanks to all who assisted and sympathized with us during the illness and death of Cathrine Kline Camron. Mr. and Mrs. Sam. Burkholder, Mr. and Mrs. John Camron, Mr. and Mrs. Foster Siegel, Mr. George Camron.
(1933) Peter Schang, 82, Dies Of Injuries After Auto Crash
Aged Farmer Dies In Hospital Following Collision At Burlington Of Two Automobiles
Peter Schang, .82, received injuries from which he died in an auto collision at the Burlington corner, Wednesday noon. A Ford car driven by Henry Arps, of Okalona, was going north on 66, while a Willys- Knight car driven by Mrs. Irta Rumaner, widow, of Chicago, was going east on U. S. 20 when they came together at the Hinderer corner. The Ford rolled over and was badly damaged,
but the W.-Knight stood up and with a few slight repairs was able to proceed to New York. Henry Arps had his head and neck bruised. Mrs. Rumanier was uninjured. She had just buried her husband in Chicago, Monday, and was on her way to her folks in New York. When the neighbors had a righted the ford and looked after the cars, one saw a man laying bleeding by the roadside. They saw that he needed attention. One or more recognized the injured man as Peter Schang of Elmira. The old gentleman was badly crushed, with injured head, broken legs, broken ribs and crushed side. Mr. Schang was taken to Wauseon in the ambulance where he passed away on Saturday evening, with members of his family at his bedside. The body was brought to the home
of his son Edward in Archbold. Funeral was set for Tuesday forenoon at 10:00 at the house and at the Reformed church at 10:30. Burial in Smith cemetery. Just how Mr. Schang was injured is still a mystery. He was in the habit of coming to the Burlington corner for his mail and groceries, and it is supposed that he was struck by the ford car as it turned over. It seems strange that two cars should come together just at the time to strike a bystander. The deceased leaves seven living children, thirty grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was known for miles around as he had run a threshing rig in the neighborhood of Elmira for years.
Anna Weckesser Rupp
Anna Weckesser Rupp, daughter of Conrad and Elizabeth Weckesser, was born Feb 7,1858, at Hatzbach, Germany. From early childhood she was much concerned of her spiritual welfare, and though she was baptized as an infant and later confirmed it afforded her no comfort, as she was persuaded by scripture testimony that regeneration, as that would render the baptism was not the direct washing of blood of Christ of no effect and be a dishonor to God, whom she had learned to love. In 1880 she came to America in search of those with whom she could unite for mutual strength and comfort The Lord rewarded her efforts so that in the following year at Medway, O., she was baptized upon her own confession of faith. Which to her, was an outward sign of an inward change. On Dec. 17,1882, she was united in marriage with Moses Rupp. To this union were born eight children. One son Mosie, and one daughter Sarah, having preceded her to the spirit world. She was a loving dutiful wife and mother, always willing to sacrifice self for her loved ones. And especially was she concerned for their souls welfare, her supplications ever arising in their behalf. She departed this life April 2, at the age of 71 years, 1 month and 26 days.
There remain to mourn
her *depatrure: her husband Moses Rupp of Elmira; three sons, Wm. J., and
Samuel C., of Archbold; Menno S., of Tedrow; three daughters, Mrs. Emma
Ruger of Tedrow, Mrs. Ida Graber of Archbold, and Mrs. Anna Sigg of Elmira;
one brother Henry Weckesser of sterling, Ill.; one sister Mrs. Catherine
Jacobs of Hatzbach, Germany; thirty-three grandchildren
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Mrs. Katie (Weckesser) Plettner, wife of Andrew Plettner
.In loving memory of our dear Mother and Grandmother, Mrs. Katie Plettner, who passed away one year ago today, April 11, 1926. The blow was hard the shock severe, we little thought her death so near. So hard and sudden was the call, Of you dear Mother, loved by all, Time was too short to say farewell: To those you knew and loved so well. Our aching hearts will always say The best we had, has passed away. Her Loving Children and Grandchildren. (Written by Mrs. Elmer Plettner.)
Dies From Injury Suffered In Wreck
Oliver Burkholder Dies At Hospital-Horses Run Away When Collision Frightens
Oliver Burkholder, 16, son of Mr. I and Mrs. A. M. Burkholder, of neal l Wauseon, died at the Wauseon hospital early Sunday morning from injuries received in an accident, Saturday evening,
at dusk. Oliver was driving home a team of horses hitched to a hay rack from the farm of his uncle Sam Burkholder, *abuot two miles distant from the A. M. Burkholder farm. A. M. Burkholder and sons Harold and Oliver had assisted in filling silo, and as the work was not finished until dark,
were just returning home. The father and Harold were driving home in the car and passed Oliver with the team soon after he reached the Toledo-Chicago Pike. About half way on the mile of concrete between the farms, an auto driven by Arthur and Ervin Gardhardt, two young men from Delta, came upon the Burkholder wagon and in attempting to go around the hay rack must have struck the corner of the rack as the team became frightened and ran away. The horses started for the ditch and in doing so turned the rack over and pinned Oliver underneath. Motorists saw the accident and stopped to give aid to the young man. Oliver was pinned underneath the heavy rack
in the ditch, and his head was struck on the left side by a bolt in the rack, which fractured his skull.
He was immediately rushed to the Wauseon hospital, but medical aid was of no avail, and Oliver never regained consiousness. The run-away team broke the front wheels from the wagon and ran home, *ariving there just as the father and son reached the barn yard. They immediately returned
to the scene of the accident, only to find the son and brother seriously injured. Oliver was well-known in Archbold and vicinity and is a grandson of Jacob Bernath of Elmira.
Oliver is survived
by his parents, two brothers and six sisters. The deceased was a junior
in the Wauseon high school. Funeral services will be held this, Wednesday
morning, at the residence at
Nelson Yedica, age 25 years, died Friday morning in the Wauseon hospital. He had undergone
an operation for *apepndicitis a week before, and death was due to gall bladder trouble and pneumonia. Funeral services were held at the Beulah U. B. church at Winameg, Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Sullivan, .pastor of the church. Burial in the Winameg cemetery. An infant son was born to Mrs. Yedica, Sunday morning, in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dunbar near Winameg, but the child lived only a short time, and was buried with the father. He leaves father and three sisters. A large number of ii people from this vicinity attended the funeral services.
Chris. Myers (Kate Liechty)
Emanuel Britsch, son of Solomon Britsch and Margareth nee Gebedinger, was born in German Township, Fulton County, Ohio, June 30, 1857. In early infancy he was brought to the Lord by means of holy baptism. He received a Christian training and confessed his faith publicly on April 14th, 1872, being confirmed on that date by Rev. A. Beroset. On April 16, 1885, the deceased was united in marriage with Mrs. Dorothy Wendt, Pastor Schenk officiating. This union was blessed with four children, of which one daughter, Emma, passed away at the age of four months. From the time of their marriage unti11920, Mr. and Mrs. Britsch lived on their farm near Pettisville, Ohio. Ten years ago they retired, coming to Archbold, where they have resided ever since. Mr. Britsch passed away Wednesday forenoon, June 18th, at about 10 o'clock. Though his departure was sudden, yet it was peaceful. By the Grace of God in Christ Jesus we trust that it was blessed. The age arrived at was 72 years, 11 months, 13 days.
There are left to mourn his departure: his beloved wife and three children: Adam, Mrs. Edward Nofziger, Mrs. Samuel Zimmerman, 10 grandchildren, 1 brother, 2 sisters, as well as other relatives, also a host of friends. The deceased was a faithful member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Pettisville while residing there and upon coming to Archbold he became a member of St. Martin's Lutheran Church. During his whole life he took a keen interest in the welfare of the Church and the building of the Kingdom of God.
"Now I'm resting,
Burial services were held at the home and in St. Martin's Church, Saturday afternoon. Interment was made at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Pettisville.
Card Of Thanks We wish to express our sincere, thanks to our relatives, friends and neighbors, for the expression of sympathy shown us in our bereavement of our dear husband and father. Mrs. E. Britsch and Family.
Vina Viola Waidelich
Vina Viola, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jackson Waidelich, was born November 29th, 1899, in Vermilion County, Ill. Died at the Toledo Hospital, Nov. 1st, 1929, at the age of 29 years, 11 months and 3 days. About ten years ago she confessed her faith in Christ and united with the Defenseless Mennonite Church of Archbold, of which she was a member at the time of her death.
She leaves to mourn their loss: an aged father and mother, five brothers and three sisters; besides many relatives and friends. One brother preceded her in death.
"There is a world
The bereaved family wish to thank all the neighbors and friends who have so kindly assisted them during the sickness and death of their beloved daughter and sister. The Family.
Georgia (Leininger) Schultz
The departed was
ever a dutiful child, loving and highly esteeming her parents, honoring
them, serving them wherever possible, and obeying them with true Christian
humility and simplicity.
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herewith wish to express our heartfelt thanks to all relatives, friends
and neighbors for their kind assistance and help in our great bereavement
and sorrow. We wish to
Lloyd Schantz (Inez Kleck)
Those who remain behind to mourn her loss are: husband, two children, her parents Mr. and Mrs. Harmon Kleck; one sister, Mrs. Marion Roth; two brothers, Harold and Wilbur; and relatives, neighbors and friends.
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She leaves to mourn her passing: her devoted husband, one sister Mrs. Magdalena Beaverson of Pettisville, and one brother Chris. Roth of Ridgeville Corners; three sons, Chris., George and Floyd and two daughters Ellen and Mary; twenty-five grandchildren; twenty-six great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
"Oh, how fain would
we have kept her
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We wish to sincerely express our thanks to friends and neighbors who so
kindly assisted and extended sympathy through this sad time of bereavement.
Andrew Myers (Susannah Roth)
Mrs. Lydia (nee Freyenberger) Burkholder
Mrs. Lydia Burkholder nee Freyenberger, daughter of Christian and Katie Freyenberger, was born near Pettisville, Ohio, April 19th, 1869, being one of a family of eight children. On August 16, 1894, she was united in marriage with D. W. Burkholder. To this union seven children were born, of whom two daughters and one son preceded her in death. Those living are Adam C. Burkholder, Mrs. Arthur Eicher, and Ervin and Ella. She departed this life, November 13th, 1931, at the age of 62 years, six months and twenty-four days. Funeral was held at the Central A.-M., church, Sunday afternoon, November 15th, with ceremony by Edward B. Frey and Samuel Grieser.
Interment in the Eckley cemetery.
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Elva, daughter of Noah S. and Katie Kauffman, was born near Pettisville, Fulton county. Ohio, November 24th, 1907. Died May 22nd, 1930, at the age of 22 years, 5 months and 28 days.
Elva was a very meek and quiet sufferer for nearly five years, of the after results of an attack of influenza.
She leaves Father and Mother, one , Sister, and six Brothers: Eva, wife of Jacob Reigsecker, Orval, Lawrence, Morris, Claire, Kenneth and Hermon. One Grandmother together with many relatives and friends remain to mourn her early departure. Two sisters and one brother preceded her in death. Sister Elva confessed Jesus as her I personal Savior and united with the Amish Mennonite Church when but 13 years old. Christ was her hope and stay until her last breath.
We shall miss our
Card Of Thanks We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to the many friends and neighbors who expressed their sympathy and who in any way assisted us during the long illness, and death, and lent a helping hand during this, our sad bereavement. N. S. Kauffman and Family.
Delilah May Kauffman
Delilah May, daughter of Noah S. and Katie Kauffman, was born near Pettisville, Fulton County, Ohio, October 9th, 1910. Died, July 81st, 1924, at the age of 18 years, 9 months and 22 days.
She leaves behind: Father and Mother; two sisters: Eva and Elva; five brothers: Orval, Lawrence, Morris, Claire and Kenneth; an aged Grandfather, Samuel Kauffman of Millersburg, Ind., together with many relatives and friends, to mourn her youthful and unexpected departure. One sister and one brother *preceeded her in death.
Sister Delilah accepted Jesus as her personal Savior. She was baptized and received into the Amish Mennonite church on the 16th day of last January, and in a number of ways showed herself especially faithful in her short Christian life. The cause of Delilah's death was Sceptic infection of unknown origin,-of which she suffered about 5 days, being unconscious from the second day until the end. In loving memory of our dear daughter who passed away 6 years ago, on July 81,1924.
"Call not back the
Edith Ruth (Kutzli) Buehrer
Edith Buehrer went to a doctor Friday. The doctor sent her to her grandmother's home in his auto and told her to go to bed. Saturday evening she died of diabetes. Since her, mothers death she had been caring for the home and younger children of the family. Edith Ruth Buehrer daughter of Albert and Caroline (Kutzli).Buehrer died at the home of her grandmother Mrs. John Buehrer Saturday May 18th, 1911: Her age was 16 years, 11 months and 1 day. FuneraI today at St.
John's Reformed Church at 10:00.
Matilda Miller Roth
Matilda Roth (nee Miller) daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose Miller, was born July 1, 1858 on the Ocean, while the parents were enroute to this country from Byron, Germany. She lived with her parents in Ridgeville township until April 13, 1876 when she was united in marriage to Chris. Roth. To this union were born two children, one child dying in its early infancy. In 1876 she was united with the Reformed Mennonite Church of which she remained a true and faithful member up to the time of her death which came not unexpected, Tuesday morning Jan. 5 at 5 o'clock at her home near Ridgeville Comers at the age of 67 years, 6,months and 4 days.
She leaves to mourn her loss. Her husband, her son H. L. Roth of Ridgeville Corners, four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, her aged mother 4 sisters, 3 brothers and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held last Thursday, 2 p. m., from the. Reformed Mennonite Church. Burial In Lauber Hill Cemetery, Rev. Wm. Rupp officiating.
One loved by us is
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Eva (Hostetler) Burkholder
Eva (Hostetler) Burkholder, daughter of Elias and Lydia (Shrock) Hostetler, was born near Emma, LaGrange county, Ind., Feb. 20, 1870; died July 12th, 1931, near Archbold. Ohio, aged 61 years,
4 months and 22 days. The Immediate cause of her death was quick consumption evidently brought on by an attack of flu. On Feb. 1st, 1891, she was united in marriage to Daniel A. Burkholder. To this union were born the following children: Mrs. Silva Schmucker of Stryker, Ohio; Mrs. Jennie Lugbi1l of Archbold, Ohio; Mrs. Edna Wyse Pettisvi1le, Ohio; Mrs. Clara Beck of Wauseon, Ohio, and Edwin at home.
These, together with her sorrowing husband, her aged Father and step step Mother, eleven grandchildren, 2 sisters, brother, a host of relatives and friends are left to mourn her departure. One sister, two brothers, four grandchildren, and her mother, preceded her in death.
She was converted,
and united with the Mennonite church at the age of 15 and remained a faithful
membelr until death. She was of a quiet and unassuming disposition,
a loving companion, a
Oh, how hard to part
Bros. Oscar Hostetler of Topeka, Ind., and Ed. Frey, were in charge of the service. Text 2 Cor. 5:1.
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Alma (Leupp) Rupp
Mrs. Alma Rupp nee Leupp was born in German Township, Fulton County, Ohio, August 19, 1897. On July 8, she underwent an operation for gall bladder, from which she passed away at the Napoleon Hospital, July 13. at 9 a. m., at the age of 33 years, 10 months and 24 days. She was united in marriage to Clarence Rupp, December 24,1915, thus 1iving in holy wedlock for better
than 15 years. She was a kind and loving wife, always looking for the welfare of their home. When
18 years of age she accepted Christ as her personal Savior, and united with the Defenseless Mennonite Church of Archbold, of which she was a member at the time of her death.
She leaves to mourn
their loss, a sorrowing Husband, Father, Mother, 2 Sisters, 1 Brother,
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Clarence, son of Seth and Mary, (Ramseyer) Rupp, was born in Clinton township, Fulton county, Ohio, November 12, 1894; died at the Wauseon Hospital, July 10, 1933; age 3 years, 7 months and 28 days. Several weeks previous to his death he met with an auto accident from which he suffered bruises on his head and for a time seemed to be getting along all right. But one week before his death he suffered pain in his head and on July 8 he was taken to the Wauseon Hospital where all was done for him that medical skill could do undergoing an operation, where it was found that blood had gathered on his brain. But soon after the operation he went to be with his Lord. The doctor said it was an after-affect of his auto accident. He was united in marriage to Miss Alma Leupp of Henry county, December 24, 1915. She preceded him in death July 13, 1931. He was again united in marriage to Miss Evelyn Terry, June 25, 1933, living together but two short weeks before his death. In 1914 he accepted Christ as his Savior and united with the Defenseless Mennonite Church of Archbold of which he was a member at the time of his death.
He leaves to mourn
their loss: a sorrowing bride of only two weeks; father, step-mother, four
brothers, two sisters besides many relatives and friends. His mother and
two sisters preceded
O, breathe not his
name: let it sleep in the shade,
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John Sowers, one of the prominent farmers of German Township, died suddenly last Friday morning, At his home, of heart failure; Mrs. Sowers died a year ago last November, and a daughter, Ida, last June. Mr. Sower was 74 years old and was supposed to be in usual health.
Last Friday morning he attended to his usual chores, came in and ate breakfast and then went out again, and later was found in the yard dead. Heart failure is supposed to have been the cause of his death. Five sons and .one daughter survive him. The funeral was held Monday morning at 11
o'clock at the Mennonite church, conducted by Rev. John Miller, of Huron county.
William W. Beaverson
(1925) W. W. BEAVERSON DIES IN WAUSEON HOSPITAL
Struck by T. & I., Car at Schantz Crossing East of Archbold ---Lived Several Hours
Wm. W. Beaverson, age 45 years last October, was struck in his Ford Sedan by an east-bound
T. & I., car at the Schantz crossing, 1 mile east of Archbold, at 4 p. m., Monday afternoon. He was returning from Wauseon to his home south-east of Archbold, and did not seem to notice or hear
the whistle of the car. After being struck he got out of the sedan and walked a few steps. He was immediately taken in the Interurban car to the Wauseon hospital where it was found he suffered
two crushed ribs and a broken collar bone caused by the steering wheel. He passed away
between 8 and 9 , o'clock. The machine was badly smashed. The funeral services will beheld at
his home 5 1-2 miles south-east of Archbold, Thursday at 12:30 p. m., and 1:30 p. m., Standard Time at the Lauber Hill church. Burial in church cemetery. He leaves widow, two daughters, five sons, mother and three brothers.
Jacob J. Ruger
Jacob J. Ruger, eldest son of Zackariah and Elizabeth Ruger, was born in Fulton county, Ohio, on May 27th, 1857. Departed this life on July 11th, 1930, at his home near Pettisville, Ohio, at the
age of 73 years, 11 month and 15 days. In 1877 he was united in marriage to Margaret Anna Ritter. To this union were born 10 children, of whom 5 children: 3 sons and 2 daughters preceded him in infancy to the Great Beyond.
He leaves to mourn
his loss: his widow, 2 sons and 3 daughters: Mrs. Amanda Wanner of
Farewell, dear father,
sweet thy rest,
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CHILD'S SKULL CRUSHED BY FATHER’S WAGON
Little Evelyn Rupp Loses Life Under Wheel of Heavy Farm Wagon
Evelyn, 3, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob W. Rupp, died at about noon Saturday from injuries received when she was run over by a wagon. While her father was loading hogs into the wagon
her mother kept the children in *he house. When he drove up *he lane toward town with the load
the children were permitted to go into the yard to play. When the father neared the road with the wagon he felt, that he had *drven over *somehting and in looking back he saw his little daughter lying on the ground. The child's skull had been crushed. It is thought that the little girl ran after the wagon and perhaps took hold of the rear wagon wheel and was thrown beneath. The little girl had often accompanied her father to town and to the fields and it is thought she wished to go with her father to town on the wagon. The accident happened about nine o'clock and the child lived until about noon.
Funeral was held
Monday afternoon at the house at 2 ;00 p.m. The ceremony was by Mr. B.
Our dear little daughter
and sister, You've gone to your rest
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Rienhart A. Lieska; Jessie Lieska; Lois Ann Lieska,
Donald Tompkins, Gordon Tompkins, Howard Tompkins,
SIX BURNED TO DEATH IN AUTO CRASH (April 4,1932)
Victims, on Way to Toledo, Run Into Rear of Parked Truck
Six victims of a tragic accident Saturday night on Central avenue, 17 miles west of Toledo, which wiped out one family and half of another, were to be buried together today In Raker cemetery near Delta, OH. The six were killed when their small sedan crashed into the rear of a huge truck. The impact of the crash threw flaming gasoline from the tank at the front of the car over the occupants, burning all but one of them beyond recognition arid baffling the efforts or rescuers. The dead are: Rienhart A. Lieska, 26, farmer living near Lyons, 0.; Jessie Lieska, 23, his wife.; Lois Ann Lieska, 3, their only child; Donald Tompkins, 17, Delta, brother of Mrs. Lieska.; Gordon Tompkins, 19, a brother.; Howard Tompkins, 21, a brother.
Drove for Ditch.
Truck Catches Fire.
Who Died in Blazing Auto
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Hans George Britsch
Hans George Britsch was born in Buettenhart, Switzerland, January 26, 1854, and at the age of eleven years came with his parents in 1865 on an old sailing vessel to America. During that storm-tossed experience of forty-nine days at sea his father died of Cholera and was buried in the deep. He and his mother settled near Lauber Hill with members of the family who had preceded them in the voyage to this country. He will be remembered by the older residents of Archbold as
a builder of many of the sturdy timber *sturctures and several fine homes of Fulton County. He was always active in the civic affairs of this community and served in office as township treasurer, township trustee, member of the Board of Education; Member of the Council, and Mayor of Archbold. In 1920 he moved to Lucas County where he lived for several years on a farm with his daughter, Mrs. Robert Huebscher, and later moving to Toledo with her when the farm was sold. In 1879 he was married to Anna Kutzli, to which union were born six children: Mrs. W. G. Theobald,
A. G. Britsch, Walter Britsch, Mrs. Ben. A. Buehrer, Mrs. Robert Huebscher, and Carl C. Britsch. His wife Anna passed to her reward after the birth of her last son in 1889. He was united in wedlock to Emma Schlatter and to this union were born two children, Mrs. Albert Rupp and Oscar E. Britsch. Emma passed away March 26, 1918. Hans George Britsch finished a full, active life
at the age of 88 years, 5 months and 26 days, June 21,1942 at Detwiler Hospital, Wauseon, Ohio.
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Youth Is Killed As Car Strikes Stalled Truck
Victim On Way Home From Work Camp For Objectors
From The Blade Correspondent
NAPOLEON, O., Nov. 21—A 19 year old West Unity-youth was killed early yesterday when his car struck the rear of a stalled truck at the eastern city limits on U:S. Rt,. 6. Virgil Lee Burkholder, .son of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Burkholder, RD 2; West Unity, suffered head and internal injuries. The victim, a conscientious objector, was home on leave from a work camp at Macedonia where he was working in a hospital. He had been to Bowling Green and was returning home. Napoleon police said the truck stalled and had been pulled off to the side, but not quite off the highway. The driver, William Hulet, Chicago had gone for assistance. The truck is owned by the Midwest Transfer Co., Chicago.
Also surviving the youth are brothers, Ernest and Dale, both West Unity, and grandparents Levi Klopfenstein, West Unity, and Mr. and Mrs. Moses Burkholder, Los Angeles. Services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Lockport Mennonite Church near West Unity. The body is in the Hollingshead Mortuary, West Unity.
MYRON M. SCHMUCKER
Myron McKinley Schmucker, son of Amos and Amanda (Wyse) Schmucker, was born November 26, 1897, and departed from this life unexpectedly on August 21 from a coronary attack at his home in Stryker, Ohio, at the age of 79 years, eight months, and 26 days. On December 4, 1919, he was married to Herma (Short), who preceded him in death in 1960. Their union was blessed with eight children. Surviving are two sons, Maurice of Archbold and Walter of Goshen, Ind.; six daughters, Virgie (Mrs. Mahler Wyse). Nellie (Mrs. Warren Wyse), both of Stryker; Bessie (Mrs. Leonard King) of Wauseon; Mary (Mrs. Vincent Beck) of Archbold, Anna Rose (Mrs. Ruben Fuentes) of Aibonito, Puerto Rico, and Carol Jean (Mrs. Virgil Eddy) of Barnesville, Ohio; 27 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are three brothers, Alfred, of Phoenix, Arizona, Harvey of Toledo, Ohio, and Floyd of Callendor, Qntario, Canada, and four sisters, Mrs. Arminda (Jen) Stuckey and Mrs. Emma Roth, both of West Unity, Ohio, Mrs. Pearl Aschliman and Mrs. Mary Short, both of Archbold, Ohio. On March 27, 1964, Myron was united in marriage with Katharine Rupp, who also survives. She provided him with faithful, loving companionship during the past 13 ½ years. Early in life he accepted Christ as his personal Savior and was a faithful member of the Lockport Mennonite Church. He was a lifetime resident of the Stryker-Archbold community, where he was engaged in farming until his retirement. A few years ago he suffered a light stroke from which he partially recovered. He enjoyed the fellowship of many friends and relatives who visited him in his semi-confinement years. Although he became physically handicapped he remained mentally alert as he enjoyed his life-time hobby of reading, from which he often shared little interesting anecdotes. He was deeply concerned for the welfare of his family. He will be greatly missed, but we rejoice in the assurance of his eternal life through Christ. Funeral services were conducted by Grisier Funeral Home at Lockport Mennonite Church on August 24, with Revs. Keith Leinbach, Walter Stuckey, Jason Hollopeter officiating. Interment in Lockport cemetery.
Ivan E. Beck, son of Earl and Clara Beck, was October 27, 1930, and departed from this life at
the Detwiler Hospital, Wauseon, Ohio. Dec. 15, 1952; at the age of 22 years, 1 month and 19
days. Death came, as a result of an automobile-truck collision near his home, even though
lingering for some days in an unconscious state, his passing was. a distinct shock to the community. About a year ago he confessed Christ as his personal Savior and was received
by baptism into the West Clinton Mennonite Church where he remained active until death.
Remaining to mourn
their tragic loss are his parents, three brothers, Delmar, Marlin and Roger,
Although so sadly missed by loved ones, -yet his passing has served to remind all who knew him that our future rests with God and how essential it is that we make our peace with Him before He calls.
I am home in Heaven
We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to all those who remembered us with prayers, cards, flowers and gifts, and the many kind expressions of sympathy and assistance shown us in our bereavement in the loss of our loved one. We wish a1so to thank the hospital staff. May God
richly bless each one. The Family of Earl I. Beck.
Survived by his wife, Lavina; sons, James and Richard both of Wauseon; daughters, Mrs. Letty Mason of Sylvania and Miss Jane Grieser of' Wauseon; brothers, William and Walter, both of Wauseon; sister, Mrs. Delia Roth of Archbold; and seven grandchildren.
were conducted from the Edgar Funeral Home, Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.
Rev. Gordon Zimmerman officiated. Interment was in the Zion Cemetery.
Survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Grieser, 307 Buckeye St., Archbold; four sisters, Mrs. Leora Nafziger and Mrs. Alton (Elsie) Klopfenstein, both of' Archbold, Mrs. Isaac (Clela) Stoll of Jerome, Mich., and Mrs. Lois Thierry of Fayette and one brother, Ernest Grieser of Harrisonburg, Va.
Services were held
Monday, Feb. 7 at 2 p.m., in Zion Mennonite Church conducted by Rev. Ellis
Croyle and Rev. P. J. Frey. Burial in the Pettisville Cemetery. Short Funeral
Home was in charge
Ervin N, Miller
Ervin N. Miller 65 Of Route No, 2 Archbold; was *prounounced dead on arrival at the Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon Monday evening where he was taken by the Archbold Rescue Squad after suffering an apparent heart attack in his home. He was born near Arthur, Illinois, living in the Archbold area most of his lifetime. He was employed at Rich Tractor Sales in Archbold for over 30 years, working part time since his retirement in 1973. He was a charter member of the Inlet Mennonite Church near Wauseon.
He is survived by his wife, Vivian; two sons, Ervin I. Miller of Archbold and Marvin J. Miller of Defiance; six grandchildren; one brother, Elvan Miller of Wauseon and one sister , Mrs. Levi (Laura) Rupp of Wauseon.
Services will be held on Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Central Mennonite Church with Rev .Dale Wyse and Rev. Charles Gautsche officiating. Interment will be in the Lockport Cemetery. Short Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Why should I feel
Every expression of love and sympathy shown to us during these days since our deep loss was appreciated so very much. May God bless each of you. The Family of Ervin N. Miller
Harvey B. Frey
Harvey B. Frey, 75, of Pettisville, died Monday morning at Detwiler Manor in Wauseon where he had resided the past six months. He was born near Pettisville, living his entire lifetime in the general area. He retired from farming in 1956 and then worked at Archbold Ladder Co. for ten years, retiring in 1966. He was a member of the West Clinton Mennonite Church near Pettisville.
He is survived by
six sons, James and Merle, both of Wauseon, Vincent of New Carlisle, Carl
Services will be
held on Thursday at 10:30 at West Clinton Mennonite Church with Rev. Edward
Diener and Rev. Walter Stuckey officiating. Interment will be in the Pettisville
Cemetery. Friends may call at Short Funeral Home in Archbold. The
family requests that memorials be given to the Mennonite Board of Missions.
She was a daughter of Jonathan and Jacobena Augsburger Nofziger. Her mother passed away in 1924 and her father in 1950. Her brothers and sisters are: Ida (Mrs. John Wyse), and Jennie, living in Archbold; Harvey, residing near Wauseon; and Simon, living in Stuttgart, Arkansas. She has been a Christian since her youth, a loyal supporter of 'her church and a regular church attendant. Her devoted living has made immeasurable contributions to her family, the church and the community. Her transition into Life, in the most complete sense, leaves her three children and six grandchildren to continue their labors for The Kingdom.
Above the trembling
Memorial services were held on February 14, 1956, at the Central Mennonite Church near Archbold, Ohio, with Rev. Dan Sommers as the officiating minister. Interment in the Pettisville Cemetery.
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DANIEL H. SHORT
Daniel H., son of Henry and Anna (Yoder) Short was born near Archbold, Ohio, September 23, 1888 and suddenly passed away on July 13, 1955, at the age of 66 years, 9 months and 20 days. On Feb. 6, 1912 he was united in marriage to Anna Kutzli. This home was blessed with 5 children.
Surviving are his wife; 4 daughters: Ella (Mrs. Chester Gisel); Florence, (Mrs. Harold Richer); Marjorie (Mrs. Clarence Roth); all of Wauseon, O., and Ilva (Mrs. Roy Frey) of Archbold 10 grandchildren; 4 brothers: Henry, Aaron, Adam and Raymond; 4 sisters: Mrs. Simon A. Nofziger; Verna, Lillian and Barbara, all of Archbold and many other relatives and friends. One son, Walter; his parents; 1 sister; 1 brother, preceded him in death.
As a young man, he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour. He was a quiet and unassuming member of the Central Mennonite Church. We humbly submit to God's will, knowing that Father will be missed in the home as a kind and loving father, one who showed much concern for his family.
“Although the curtain
falls at last
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ELIZABETH (SHORT) RUFENACHT
Elizabeth Short Rufenacht was born near Archbold, Ohio, August 20, I870. She was one of
hirteen children born to Joseph P. and Catherine Schmucker Short. All of her life was lived in the communities surrounding Archbold and Stryker where she became well known and by her life endeared herself to many. On December 1, 1892, she was united in marriage to Jonas Rufenacht who passed to his reward in the-year 1940. This home was blessed with one son, J. Elton, of Stryker, and one daughter, Lillian (Mrs. Seth Short}, of West Unity, Ohio. Although ill for a period
of six months which caused much discomfort and necessitated much care, she displayed true Christian patience until the time of her passing at her daughter's home at the age of 85 years,
10 months, arid 15 days.
Two brothers and
five sisters preceded her m death besides her husband, which leaves to
mourn her passing, both son and daughter together with two brothers, Amandus,
of Stryker, and Simon,
Life meant much to her since in early youth she accepted Christ as her Savior, and having united with the Mennonite Church, remained true and faithful until her departure from life. The effects of her teaching and life will long be remembered by her family and all who knew her. Her faithfulness and diligence in upholding her convictions and Christian standards is a challenge to others long to be cherished and great is her reward.
“A precious friend
has mother been
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"No one heard the
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JACOB C. MILLER
Jacob C. Miller, son of Christian P. and Cathrine Aeschliman Miller, was born, Ju1y 14, 1875, and passed away Dec. 24. 1954. At 17 ½ years of age he was born again and made a new creature
in Christ Jesus and united with the Evangelic Mennonite church of Archbold. A few years after conversion he dedicated his life to God. He had a constant burden for the lost and a desire to
serve as a missionary to Africa. However the church at that time had no organized foreign missionary program and his ambition was never realized. The church, elected him to the office
of Sunday School Superintendent in which he served for 12 years, then for 36 years he served
as Teacher. In 1905 he was married to Cora Seiler, who passed away in 1936.
He leaves to mourn his departure, five sons, two daughters, 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and one sister.
Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
It saved a wretch like me.
I was once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.
Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace my fears relieved,
How precious did God’s grace appear
The hour I first believed.
Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come,
His grace has brought me safe thus far
And grace will lead me home.
The Lord has promised good to me,
His Word my hope secure
His will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures.
When I've been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
I’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when I first begun.
Hallelujah what a Saviour,
Hallelujah what a Friend!
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EMMA MAGDALENA (Gautsche) WYSE
Emma Magdalena (Gautsche) Wyse, daughter of Benjamin and Mary Gautsche, was born April 12, 1870 near Middletown, O. Departed this life at the Memorial Hospital, Wauseon, O., July 12, 1955, at the age of 85 years and 3 months. At the age of 18 years she came with her parents and settled on a farm near Archbold, O., in which community she resided until her death. On March 29. 1894 she was united in marriage with :Daniel S. Wyse. They shared life with its joys and sorrows over 61 years. This union was blessed with six children: Fannie (Mrs. Noah Frey) of Pettisville, O., Mary (Mrs. Cletus Short); Ira, both of Wauseon; Walter of Archbold; Wilma (Mrs. Henry Beck); Alice (Mrs. Walter Richer), both of Wauseon.
She leaves to mourn departure: her sorrowing companion; 6 children; 24 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; one sister, Minnie (Mrs. Sam Rupp) of Archbold, besides a host of relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by 1 grandchild; 1 great-grandchild, 5 sisters arid 4 brothers.
Grandmother always enjoyed good health, and was able to be about her few household duties until June 29th when she had the misfortune of fracturing her hip an complications developed which caused her death. In youth she accepted Christ as her Sayiour, and united with the Central Mennonite Church remaining faithful until death. The last 15 years she became hard of hearing, and spent much tine in reading her Bible. She will be missed in the home where Grandfather and Grandmother spent many years together.
“T’is hard to part
with Mother dear,
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Lewis A. Rupp
Lewis A. Rupp, 61, who maintained his home at 193 Lowell Rd., Wellesley, Mass., died suddenly at his other residence in Dallas Texas, on Sept. 30. He had lived the past eleven years at Dallas while employed with Mobil Research and Development Corp. as a senior engineering consultant on deep sea oil exploration methods. The deceased was born at Archbold and graduated from West Unity high school in 1932. He earned a BS in electrical engineering in 1937 at the US Naval Academy and an MS in naval construction, and engineering in 1943 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He served in the US Navy from 1937 to 1958 and attained the rank of Captain. His career as a naval architect, included five years directing hydrodynamics research at the David Taylor Model Basin, Washington, D. C., and four years as design superintendent, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, where he worked on design and development of nuclear submarines. He served three years as a Naval Attache at the U.S. Embassy in London, England. After retirement from the Navy in 1958 he was executive vice-president and treasurer of Ionics, Inc., Cambridge, Mass. In 1965 he was consultant for Mobil Research and Development Corp. in
New York City on marine technology. In 1967, he moved to Dallas where he directed Mobil's research and development on a technical and economical system for producing oil and gas in deep water. He had numerous patents on controllable pitch propellers and subsea oil production systems, and personally designed the propeller on the Nautilus, the first atomic submarine. He published many articles for the Transactions of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and for other marine and petroleum journals. He was a member of the Society of
Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and the American Petroleum Institute. He had served on various technical committees of the National Research Council,. National Academy of Sciences (MOHOLE project), National Petroleum Council, American Board of Shipping, and the Scripps Institute of Oceanography.
He is survived by
his wife, Marguerite Rupp of Wellesley, and Dallas; five children, Mrs.
Barbara Hutchins of Dover, Mrs. Judie Kehl of Kittery, Maine, Mrs. Geraldine
Payne of Dover,
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Anna Rufenacht (Goldsmith), daughter of Joseph an d .Mary Goldsmith, was born in Neuweiler, Switzerland, April 23, 1877. Immigrated to America with her parents in November, 1883. On October 5, 1911, she was united in marriage with Ephraim Rufenacht, residing near Archbold, Ohio, Henry County, where they shared life's joy and sorrow for a little over 42 years. When on the evening of January 8, 1954, after an illness of over two years, which was born with patience, she
fell asleep in Jesus at the age of 76 years, 8 months and 15 days. This union was blessed with
one daughter, Charity, (Mrs. John Crossgrove) of Archbold, Ohio.
She leaves to mourn her departure, her sorrowing husband, and daughter, 5 grandchildren, Ruth Ann, Ronald, Roger, Robert and Rose Mary. Also two sisters, Mrs. Barbara Rupp of Bloomington, Ill., Lydia (Mrs. Simon Rufenacht) of Archbold, one step brother, John Burkholder of Columbus Grove, Ohio, besides a host of relatives and friends. There preceded her in death, two brothers, five sisters, one grandchild Rachel.
In youth she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and united with the Central Mennonite Church, where she remained faithful to the end. Mother always took great pride in the work of the Church and Sunday school, having taught a Sunday class for over fifty years. She will be greatly missed in the home by her family and many friends.
“Mother is peacefully
sleeping, resting at last,
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John Rich, son of John arid Mary Nofziger Rich, was born May 26, 1885, at Stuttgart, Arkansas, and passed away March 24, 1951, at the Detwiler Memorial Hospital in Wauseon, Ohio, at the
age of 65 years, 9 months and 24 days. On March 21, 1906, he was united in marriage to Ellen Nofziger, also of Stuttgart, Arkansas. To this union were born three children: Lester, Clarence and Olive, all of Archbold, Ohio. His father died before John was born and his mother passed away when he was four and one-half years old. He and his sister Katie who preceded him in death April 21, 1936, were reared in the home of Bishop Jacob Yoder who had also adopted Rudy Sutter and Mrs. J. B. Springer. He moved from Stuttgart in 1920 to the Archbold community, where he had been in residence and in business since that time. He has been a Christian, a loyal supporter of
the Church and a member of the Mennonite Church since his youth. His devoted living has made immeasurable contributions to his family the church and the community.
His transition into Life, in the most complete sense, leaves his wife Ellen, his three children, and five grandchildren to continue their labors in The Kingdom.
Above the trembling
Services were held
on March 27, 1951, at the Central Mennonite church near Archbold, Ohio,
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(McLaughlin ) Nofzinger
Besides her husband,
Jessie, she is survived by a son, Joseph of Morenci; a brother, Claude
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Morenci with the .Rev. Aden Porter officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery A memorial fund to the UB Church .of Munson has been established.
Ida, daughter of Henry and Anna Short, was born near Archbold, Ohio, November 24, 1883. She departed this life suddenly at her home Nov. 8, 1953, at the age of 69 years; 11 months-and 14 days.
She leaves to mourn
her departure the following brothers and sisters: Verna, Lillian, Barbara
and Aaron, with whom she :lived; Rosa (Mrs. Simon Nofziger), Henry, Dan,
Adam, and Raymond all of Archbold; 10 nieces and 11 nephews, besides a
host of relatives and friends. There preceded
In youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour, and united with the Central Mennonite Church, remaining faithful unto the end. On March 8, 1952, while spending , the winter in Sarasota, Florida, she was stricken with a Cerebral Hemorrhage, and about 5 weeks later was brought back home, where she partially recovered, .always bearing her suffering patiently, being resigned to the Lord's will. She will be greatly missed by the family, and especially by the sisters who tenderly cared for her. But our .loss is her Eternal gain.
“Sister, sleep, your
trials are o'er;
We wish to sincerely thank the many friends, relatives, and neighbors for the many prayers and kindness extended to our dear Sister Ida during her illness. We also wish to express our appreciation to all who in any way assisted us during our bereavernent. The Short Family.
Surviving are his wife, Hazel M. Bigbee; one son and three daughters, Mrs. Fermin (Doris) Dohm, New Haven, Ind., Shirley Bigbee, Wauseon, Dale Bigbee, St. Petersburg, Fla. and Lois Bigbee, Toledo; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. in the Tedrow United Methodist Church.
The interment in the Tedrow Cemetery. Friends may call at the Penrod Funeral
He is survived by sons, Charles of Metamora, Richard of Omaha, Nebraska, Donald and Henry both of Wauseon, Wayne of Lakewood, and Milfred, Jr. of West Unity; daughters, Mrs. Cora Mae Secondcost of Delta, arid Mrs. Mary Lou Davis of Morenci, Michigan; brother, William Baldwin of Waldbridge; sister,. Mrs. Tressie Churchill of Delta; 25 grandchildren.
were conducted from the Edgar Funeral Home, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Rev. Eugene Higgins officiated. Interment was in the Raker Cemetery.
Sarah (Stuckey ) Klinger
Mrs. Sarah Klinger, 83, of 318 Stryker Street, in Archbold, died Thursday morning at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold where she had resided since September 3rd. She had been
in failing health several years. Born near Stryker she lived her entire lifetime in the area and in Archbold 33 years. She was the widow of Fermer Klinger and was a member of the Lockport Mennonite Church near Stryker.
She is survived by one daughter, Doris Klinger of Archbold; one son, Merle Klinger of Archbold; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one brother, Elmer Stuckey of Archbold and one sister, Mrs. Donald (Leah) Stevens of Wauseon.
Services were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Lockport Mennonite Church with Rev. Keith Leinbach and Rev. Walter Stuckey officiating. Interment was in the Lockport Cemetery. Short Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Viola Nofziger
Mrs. Viola Nofziger, 84, formerly of 205 Brussel Street in Archbold, died Thursday, December 23, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold where she had resided since May 3. She had been
in failing health two years. She' was born in Henry County south of Archbold and moved to Archbold in 1949. The widow of Myron Nofziger she was a charter member of Zion Mennonite Church.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ora (Dorothy) Nafziger of Archbold and Mrs. Otto (Louetta) Warkentin of Fort Wayne, Indiana; one son, Myrl Nofziger of Archbold; 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Services were held on Monday at Zion Mennonite Church with Rev. Ellis Croyle and Rev. P.L. Frey officiating. Interment was in the Pettisville Cemetery.Short Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Mary K. (Schantz) Trudel
Mary K. Trudel, 72, of 307 E. Walnut St., Wauseon, died Sunday afternoon at Detwiler manor, following a long illness. Born in Fulton County, she has resided in Wauseon for many years, and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.
She is survived by
husband, Oscar; son, John of Archbold; daughter, Mrs. Roger (Pauline) Griffin
Funeral services will be conducted from Trinity Lutheran Church, Wednesday morning at 10:30 o'clock. Rev. Robert Kaiser officiating. Interment will be in the Pettisville Cemetery. Friends may call at the Edgar Funeral Home.
John P. Bender, 73, of R. I, Wauseon died Monday morning in the Fulton County Health Center after a short illness. Born in Dover Township, Fulton County, he was a farmer and a member of
the Ottokee Grange and the Farm Bureau.
Surviving are two
brothers and two sisters, Frank Bender, Miss Ada Bender and Miss Mary Bender,
all of Wauseon and William Bender of Leipsic. Funeral services will
be held Thursday
Harold J. Short
Harold J. Short, 67, of RR2, Stryker, died Sunday morning, Dec. 26 in Fulton County Health Center. Mr. Short was a farmer and was secretary of the Stryker Farmers Exchange. He was a lifelong resident of this community.
Survived by his wife, Erma; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Esther) Thomas of Lake Zurich, Ill.; two brothers, John L. of Stryker and Robert W. of RR3, Archbold. Services will be held in St. Martin's Lutheran Church, Archbold, today, Wednesday, December 29 at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. Alan Siewert. Burial in the Archbold Cemetery. Grisier Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Ida G. Nofziger, 76, of Route 5 Wauseon, died early Friday morning, December 24, at the Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon where she was a patient two days. She was born near Grabill, Indiana, living in the Wauseon area the past 56 years. She was a member of the West Clinton Mennonite Church near Pettisville.
She is survived by
her husband, Clarence; four daughters, Mrs. Melvin (Waneta) Gerig and Mrs.
Marvin (Letha) Waidelich, both of Wauseon, .Mrs. Wayne (Arlene) Springer
of Archbold and Mrs. David (Marilyn) Verbeck of Indianapolis, Indiana;
.four sons, .Herbert of Morenci Michigan, Alvin and Melvin, both of Wauseon,
and Burdell of Archbold; 36 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren.
Services were held on Sunday at West Clinton Mennonite Church with Rev.
Clarence I. Nofziger
Clarence I. Nofziger, 78, RR3, Wauseon, died Saturday morning, Jan. 22, in his home. He had been in failing health two and a half years. Born in Pettisville, he lived his entire lifetime in the
area. He was a retired farmer. His wife, Ida Nofziger, died Dec. 24, 1976.
Survived by four
daughters, Mrs. Melvin (Waneta) Gerig and Mrs. Marvin (Letha) Waidelich,
Services were held
Monday at 2:30 p.m. at West Clinton Mennonite Church conducted by Rev.
Edward Diener and Rev. Olen Nofziger. Burial in the Pettisville Cemetery
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RUTH LUETTA (Leu) CLINGAMAN
Ruth Luetta Clingaman, daughter of Jacob and Rebecca Leininger Leu, was born near Archbold, Ohio on May 31, 1902 and passed away at St. Vincent's Hospital in Toledo, Ohio on January 25, 1977. Her age was 74 years, 7 months, and 25 days. In her youth she was baptized and confirmed at St. James Lutheran Church at Burlington where she remained a faithful member until her death. On October 16, 1920, Ruth was united in marriage to Clarence J. Clingaman. They made their home at Elmira until 1942 when they moved to Maumee, Ohio where they lived until 1958, then moving to their present address at 307 DeGroff Avenue in Archbold, Ohio. This union was blessed with 3 daughters, Evelyn, Helen and Bonita. Ruth and Clarence shared 56 years together. She
was preceded in death by her parents, and half-brother Willard Leu.
She leaves to mourn
her passing: her husband Clarence; 3 daughters, Mrs. Carl (Evelyn) Roth
of Birmingham, Michigan; Mrs. Harold (Helen) Merillat of Ellicott City,
Maryland and Mrs. Richard (Bonita) Saam of Maumee, Ohio; eight grandchildren;
great-granddaughters; one sister Mrs. Orville (Irene) Eicher of Tedrow,
Ohio; and two half-sisters, Mrs. Minnie Heer of Archbold, Ohio
Funeral services were held on January 29 at 2 p.m. at Short Funeral Home with Pastor H. Albert Mann officiating. Interment was February 1 in St. James Lutheran Cemetery near Archbold, Ohio.
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at the end of the road
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James F. Ehrsham, 42, of Route 1,.Lyons, died Saturday afternoon at the Fulton County Health Center. He was a farmer in Chesterfield Township and co-owner of the Oakshade Raceway. Mr. Ehrsham was a member of Emmaus Lutheran Church in Wauseon, Royalton Union Lodge F&A.M. and Fulton County React Inc.
He was preceded in
death by his parents, Frederlck and Ida Ehrsham. Surviving are his
wife, Donna; two sons, James of Lyons and Ronald of Morenci; two daughters,
Pam and Nancy both at home; two brothers, Kenneth of Sylvania and Robert
of Toledo; two sisters, Mrs. Pauline Creque
Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Biehl Malone Funeral Home with the Rev. Walter Baese officiating. Burial was in Lyons Cemetery.
Lawrence H. Leavy
Lawrence H. (Tom) Leavy, 82, retired pharmacist and West Unity businessman over 30 years
died Saturday, Feb. 5 in Williams County General Hospital. He owned and operated the Leavy Drug Store for more than 30 years and prior to that lived in Archbold where he was a pharmacist
at the Red Cross Drug Store. He was a 1912 graduate of Archbold High School. He was a
veteran of World War I, having served in the U.S. Army.
Survived by his wife, Nellie; three daughters, Mrs. E. E. (Gayle) Greek, Springfield, Va., Mrs. Richard (Glyde) Hollington of Canton and Miss Joyce Leavy; one brother, Maurice of Newport Richey, Fla., seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Wednesday (today) at 1 p.m.; in Hollingshead Funeral Home conducted by Rev. T. J. Klaudt of Toledo. Burial in Floral Grove Cemetery, where the American Legion will hold graveside services.
Former Prosecutor In Fulton County
From the Blade Correspondent
Archbold, O., - James L. Frey, 54, former Fulton .County Prosecutor from 1961 to 1969, died Wednesday in Grace Hospital, Detroit. A graduate of Ohio Northern University law college, Ada, O. Mr. Frey practice law both in Archbold and Wauseon, 0., for 23 years. He was a member of the Ohio and Fulton County Bar associations.
Surviving are his wife Cara Lou; son, James W.; daughters. Marcia A. and Susan D.; father, Daniel D.; brothers, .Daryl, and Stanley, and sisters, Virginia Frey, and Mrs. Navada Churchman, both or Toledo, Mrs. Vivian Rich, Mrs. George Shaffer, and Mrs. Anna Wynn.
Services will be
at 11 a.m. Monday in St. John’s United Church of Christ, Archbold. The
body will be in the Short Mortuary after 7 p.m. Saturday. The family
requests that any tributes be in the form of contributions to the Wayne
State University Cancer Investigation Fund.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, two grandchildren, four sisters and one brother. She leaves to mourn her passing; one son and two daughters, 13 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, one .foster brother; Frederick Ganshaw of San Antonio, Texas, her nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Sept. 19 at the Central Mennonite Church, Archbold, Ohio in charge of Rev. Charles H. Gautsche. Burial was in the Pettisville Cemetery.
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He is survived by
his wife, Almeda; two sons, Rev. Paul W. Rupp of Pekin, Illinois and John
on Wednesday at 11 at the Evangelical Mennonite Church in Archbold with
Pastor Charles Zimmerman and Pastor Roger Andrews officiating. Interment
will be in the
Eard S. Henricks
Eard S. Henricks, 88, of Wauseon, died Sunday in the Detwiler Manor after a long illness. Born
in Henry County, he has been a resident of the Wauseon area for about forty-five years and was a retired farmer. He was a member of the St. Caspar's Catholic Church.
Surviving are three sons, Clifford Henricks, Fayette, Burdette Henricks, Drayton Plains, Mich. and Jean Henricks, Morenci, Mich.; five daughters, Mrs. Hazel McKenzie, Pontiac, Mich., Mrs. Lucille Bartels, Napoleon, Mrs. Marcella Biddle, Lima, Mrs. Rosemary Wagner, Pontiac, Mich. and Mrs. Joan Corressel, Ney, Ohio; 31 grandchildren; 52 great grandchildren; five great, great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ruby Knightly, Windsor, Canada and one brother. Chancy Henricks, Montpelier.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the St. Caspar's Catholic Church with the Rev. James K. Say officiating. The burial will be in the St. Caspar's Cemetery. The Wake Service will be held in the Penrod Funeral Home, Wauseon, Tuesday at 8 p.m.
Clarence Swartzendruber, 74, of Fayette, died Friday at the Emma L. Bixby Hospital in Adrian.
He was a farmer most of his life. At one time he was employed by the Hawkins Lumber Mill in Rollin. He was a member of the Salem Mennonite Church. He lived in the Waldron area most of
his life, moving to Fayette one year ago.
Surviving are his
wife, Ethel; a son. Hal, of Brownfield, Texas; three daughters, .Mrs. James
Evers of Pioneer, Mrs. John, (Shirley) Taylor of Morenci and Mrs. Kay Robb
of Brownfield, Texas; a brother, Harold of Fayette; a sister, Mrs. Edna
Lutton of Clearwater, Florida; 22 grandchildren
were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette with the
Rev. Earl Stuckey officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci.
Preceding him in
death were a son, Theo Reppert; three brothers, Harry, Charles and Louis.
Besides his wife, lrene, he is survived by two grandchildren and seven
Lucille S. Schroeder
Archbold Buckeye April 23, 2003)
Lucille S. Schroeder, 96, Wauseon, died Saturday, April .19, 2003, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home, Archbold. Born in Pettisville on Aug. 30, 1906, she was a daughter of Fred D. and Elizabeth (Schlagel) Lehman. She married Carl F. Schroeder on Nov. 6, 1953, and he preceded her in death in 1958. She was a 1924 graduate of Wauseon High School and attended Wittenberg University and Defiance College. Her teaching career began in the Little Red School-house, and continued at Pettisville and Pike-Delta- York. Before retirement she was a substitute teacher. Her memberships included Trinity Lutheran Church, Wauseon, Wauseon Womens Club, Filling Home of Mercy, and was a volunteer at Fulton County Health Center.
Surviving are a niece, Mrs. Art (Brenda) Michaelis, Toledo; three step sons, Don (Florence) Schroeder, and Dale (Mildred) Schroeder, Wauseon, and Wayne (Jenny) Schroeder, Worthington, Ohio; seven step-grandchildren; 17 step great grandchildren.
Services were Tuesday,
April 22, 2003, at the church. Timothy Sonnenberg and Scott Silcox were
the officiating pastors. Interment followed at Pettisville Union Cemetery.
He leaves to mourn his departure, 9 children , 28 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild, besides a host of relatives and friends. There preceded him in death: his wife, 6 grandchildren.
In early manhood
he accepted Christ, as his Personal Savior, and united with the Central
Mennonite Church, where he remained a faithful member until his death.
His seat was seldom vacant, being blessed with good health until about
a year ago when his health began to fail. His
"Earth has lost its
look of gladness,
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Lisa Lynn Beck
was born September 4, 1967, the third child and second daughter of Ronald and Carol Jean Kauffman Beck. She was born at Wauseon, Ohio and died quite suddenly on July 8, 1977 near Archbold, Ohio. Lisa had reached an age of nine years. On Mother’s Day, May 12, 1968 Lisa was dedicated to God by her parents in a service for the of parents and children at Zion Mennonite Church in Archbold. She was member of the Sunday School and the church's Junior Choir and
was also a pupil in the summer Bible School at Zion Church where parents are members and worship and serve. Lisa had completed the 4th grade in the Archbold Elementary School in May. Lisa spent the nine years of her life growing up on the family farm near Archbold amid the work a farm involves, the animals, the pets and the other broadening experiences only a farm can provide to a small girl. Like many little her age she gave herself to the play and the joys of childhood with her parents and her sister, Lori; She knew the discipline that piano lessons require and the excitement of playing baseball.
Lisa is survived by her parents and sister, Lori; by her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Beck of Pettisville, Ohio; by her maternal grandparents; Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Short of Stryker, Ohio and by the paternal great-grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Britsch of near Archbold. Lisa was preceded in death by a brother Ricky who died in 1969.
A family scripture
and prayer service was held at Short Funeral Home on Monday morning, July
VIRGINIA JANE BECKER
In Memory Of VIRGINIA JANE BECKER
Date Of Birth SEPTEMBER 20, 1924
Date Of Death SEPTEMBER 10, 1966
Services From THE EDGAR FUNERAL HOME
WED. AFTERNOON, SEPTEMBER 14 AT 2:00 O'CLOCK
Minister Officiating REV. REUBEN EICHER
Final Resting Place WAUSEON CEMETERY
Surviving are his:wife,
Mildred; one son, Gene W. of Denver, Colorado; sister, Mrs. Harold (Alice)
Merillat of Wauseon; brothers Glen of Archbold, and Roy of Wauseon.
Funeral services will be
ELMA GLADYS (Beck) BRENNEMAN
Elma Gladys (Beck) Brennemen, oldest daughter of Joel and Betty Beck, was born in Fulton County, Ohio, Sept. 20, 1895, and passed to her Eternal Reward at a Toledo, Ohio, Hospital, Oct. 20, 1952, at the age of 57 years and 1 month. On Nov.24, 1918, she was united in marriage to Emanuel Brennemen. They shared life together less than four months when he was taken away by death. Most of the remainder of her life she spent with her parents in the vicinity of Archbold, Ohio.
Surviving are her aged father, one sister, Mrs. Franklin Crossgrove; two brothers, Vernon and EJden, all of Lansing, Mich.; nieces, nephews and many relatives and friends. Preceding her in death was her husband and mother, the latter just thirteen months ago.
In her youth she
accepted Christ as her personal Savior, united with the Mennonite Church
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He is survived by his six children, 13 grandchildren and' 19 great-grandchildren. The funeral services were held in the Ev. and Reformed Church, Thursday at 2 p.m., June 28, 1951, Rev. N. B. Wierwlll, pastor, officiating. He was laid to rest in the Archbold cemetery.
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LOUISE M. (Gushman) CLAIRE
She was preceded in death by their daughter Blanche, Feb:8, 1885, and her husband; Sept. 9, 1890. One daughter, Myrtle M., survives. Mrs. Claire was the last living member of her family. Following her husband's death, Mrs. Claire and Myrtle moved to Archbold where they resided for 57 years. Deceased was an active member of St. Peter's Catholic church for many years.
Services were held Tuesday, Dec. 9, at Grisier's Funeral Home and St. Peter's Catholic church conducted by, Father Francis, Miller. Interment 1n Archbold cemetery.
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Linda Faye Crossgrove
Crossgrove Girl Accident Victim Family Planned To Come To Archbold By Plane From Florida
Linda Faye, 3, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Crossgrove of Sarasota, Florida, passed away last Tuesday evening, Dec. 23, '47, in the Sarasota Hospital, as result of a skull fracture received in a collision of two cars Tuesday morning. The accident happened during the morning when fog may have caused the crash. The Henry Crossgrove family was on its way to the airport at Tampa, 50 miles away, having purchased tickets to come to Archbold to attend the funeral of Henry's uncle, Samuel H. Crossgrove, which was to be held on Dec. 24. The Crossgrove's were driving west on Fruitville Road when they were struck by a car driven by Thomas Jefferson, who was headed east on Fruitville road and turned off onto Ricbardson road. . Deputies said that Crossgrove's car bounced into a parked car and careened down the road 165 feet, finally landing against a palm tree on the north side of the road. The injured were taken to the hospital where Linda died seven hours later. Mrs. Crossgrove suffered back and leg bruises. Henry Crossgrove was not hurt. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Wyse, parents of Mrs. Crossgrove, and brother Wilbur Wyse, and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Crossgrove, Henry's brother left Archbold at once, by automobile. Mrs. Wyse remained with Mrs. Crossgrove who was unable to attend her child’s funeral. The body of the child was brought to Archbold Sunday morning, and was in state at the Short funeral home until 1:30 when services were held conducted by Rev. Phil. Frey, followed by services in the Central Mennonite church with Revs. Tim Brenneman and Roy Sauder in charge. Interment in Pettisville cemetery. She leaves her parents, grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Wyse and Mrs. Charles Crossgrove.
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Olen Crossgrove Killed In Crash
Tragedy Follows Celebration Of Victim's Birthday
Olen Crossgrove, Grabill R2, Ind., son of Mr. Jacob Crossgrove, Archbold, died one-half hour after his car crashed through several guard rails and then went into a ditch on Indiana Route 2, about one mile north of St, Joe, Ind., late Sunday afternoon. His wife, the former Jean Neuhauser, who was with him, did not suffer serious injuries. After the crash, both Mr. arid Mrs. Crossgrove walked to a nearby farm house and suddenly Mr. Crossgrove complained of a severe pain in his head and was rushed to the Auburn hospital where he died. Mr. and Mrs. Crossgrove had spent Sunday in Archbold in his father's home, honoring Olen's birthday anniversary, and were on their way to their farm home near Grabill when the accident occurred. Mrs. Crossgrove said she felt tired, closed her eyes !or just an instant, and the crash followed. She believes her husband too, became sleepy at about the same time. Indiana officials investigated the crash. A car following the Crossgroves said their auto was traveling at about 50 miles an hour when the accident occurred. The body was taken to the Gerig funeral home in Grabill. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning, April 18, __ a.m., Central Standard time, in the Leo Mennonite church.
He is survived by his father, five sisters: Florence, Lueen, Mrs. Ma __ el Zehr of near Ft. Wayne, Mrs. Doris Slabaugh of Wauseon, Mrs. Mary Louise Nofziger of Archbold; two brothers, John of Archbold ;Orval of near Ft. Wayne and one aunt, Mrs. Jesse J. Short.
SAMUEL H. CROSSGROVE
Samuel H., son of Frank and Barbara Crossgrove, was born June 28, 1880 near Centerville, Pa.and passed away very suddenly of a heart attack at the home of his daughter Mrs. Arlen Zimmerman, December 21,1947 at the age 67 years, 5 months, and 23 days. When 16 years of age he came to Archbold, Ohio where he resided until his death. On March 4, 1909 he was united in marriage with Ida Nafziger, they sharing the joys and sorrows of life together until June 17, 1944. This union was blessed with 4 children: 1 son and 3 daughters: Mildred (Mrs. Arlen Zimmerman), Ada (Mrs. Orval Nofziger) and Marie (Mrs. Vernon Frey), all of this vicinity.
He leaves to mourn his departure: his 3 daughters, 12 grandchildren, and 1 brother, Jacob T., of Archbold, besides a host of relatives and friends. There preceded him m death; his companion, the son who died in infancy, parents, 5 sisters and 5 brothers.
When a young man he accepted Christ as his personal Savior, uniting with the Central Mennonite Church and remained faithful until death. He was a kind and loving father and neighbor and will be missed by all who knew him.
There is no final
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Thirteen Since January 1, 1941,
13 people have lost their lives in automobile accidents in Fulton county, the latest victims being Benj. Eicher of Elmira and Miss Inez Lett of Prattville, Mich., these accidents occurring within an hour on Sunday evening.
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;
Howard Elliott, 67, of Leesburg, Florida, died April 26, at Waterman Memorial Hospital in Eustis, Florida. He was a former area farmer and co-owner of the International Harvester of Morenci. Before retiring to Leesburg two and a half years ago, he was parts manager for International Harvester of Kendallville, Indiana.
He is survived by
his wife, Avis, a son, Robert of Manhein, Pa., two daughters, Barbara Clark
of Wauseon and Donelda Hantz of Angola, Indiana; 11 grandchildren and five
He leaves to mourn
their loss his dear wife, nine children: Mrs. Mildred Boger, 8pencerville,
Ind.; Mrs. Irene Zimmerman, Harlan, Ind.; Mrs. Mary Fordham, Antwerp, Ohio;
Floyd Erbskorn of Archbold, Ohio; Mrs. Gladys Richardson, Bryan, Ohio;
Noble, John, Glen and Richard at home;
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He is survived by *neices, nephews, brothers and sisters in law, and many friends. Preceding him besides his companion were his parents, 5 brothers and 3 sisters. He was the last of his family to leave this earth.
For many years he
and his wife were occupied by farming northwest of Archbold, Ohio. In 1938
they moved to 701 N. Defiance Street where they resided until their deaths.
His health began to
(poem from Mary's obituary).
One we loved is gone
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Joseph Frey, son of Christ and Martha Frey; was born near Archbold, Ohio, on February 17,1878, and departed this life at the home of his sister, Mrs. Sarah Liechty near Leo, Ind., May 23, 1951,
at the age of 73 years, 3 months and 16 :days, The deceased lived near Archbold, Ohio, for the entire period of his life except the last six months which because of illness were spent with his sister. He was of a family of five children all of whom preceded him in death except Sarah who together with other relatives and friends remain to mourn his departure. His father died in 1897 and his mother in 1923. Following their deaths Joe and his brother Sam lived 'together and
enjoyed the *compainionship of one another until the death of Sam less than one year ago. They made many friends during, life and retained them until death. In his early manhood *be accepted Christ as his personal saviour and united with the Central Mennonite Church and remained faithful until death. The days of his Christian life were spent in an unassuming exemplary way and the blessings of God were his to enjoy.
Servant of God, well
JACOB S. FENSTERMAKER
Jacob S. Fenstermaker, son of Abraham and Susan (Sechrist) Fenstermaker, was born at Ridgeville Corners, Ohio, April 25, 1875 and passed away July 2, 1955 at Toledo hospital, Toledo, Ohio at the age of 80 years, two months and seven days. His father, mother, two sisters and two brothers *preceeded him in death. In the year 1901 he was united in marriage to Mattie KIeck
and they observed their Golden Wedding anniversary. Nov. 7, 1951. He was a member of the Missionary church of Archbold O., a Spanish War Veteran and served in Co. F of the 6th regiment.
He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife, Mattie, nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
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He leaves to mourn
his departure a sorrowing wife, 2 brothers, Carl and Edward of Butler,
Labors and sorrows cease
And life's long warfare closed at last
His soul is found in peace.
Soldier of Christ, well done
Praise be thy new employ
And while eternal ages run
Rest in thy Saviour’s joy.
I wish to thank our many friend for the many kindnesses-shown us, for flowers and memorials
given and to all who helped in any way during the death and burial of my dear husband. Mrs.
Frank A. Graf.
LIZZIE (Nofziger) GRIESER
Lizzie Grieser, daughter of David and Barbara Nofziger, was born near Archbold, Ohio, October 7, 1871, and departed this life at her home near Archbold, Ohio, April 18, 1956, at the age of 84 years, 6 months and 11 days. On December 2, 1894, she was united in marriage to Simon Grieser, who preceded her in death July 20, 1937. To this union were born seven children, four sons and three daughters, Elmer, Raymond. Clarence and Irene, all residing in this vicinity. One son and two daughters preceded her in death. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Savior,
and united with .the Mennonite Church, and remained faithful until the end. She was regular in her church attendance, and her place was seldom vacant. She was interested in the spiritual welfare
of her family and the church.
Her departure is mourned by four children, four grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Emma Short and Sarah Nofziger, besides a host of relatives and friends. Her parents, husband, three children six grandchildren, three brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.
Rest on dear Mother
your labor is o'er:
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Wanda Darlene Graber
Wanda Darlene Graber, oldest daughter of Ira B. and Florence Graber was born in Stryker, Ohio, June 10, 1921, and took her early departure from life at the Cameron Hospital, Bryan Ohio, at the age of 22 years,.10 months and 29 days. After an illness of approximately 8 years, various complications overtook her tired body and Wanda left us, never to return here, but to beckon us to
a better land where pain and sickness never come. At an early age Wanda accepted Christ as
her Savior and Lord and to the very best of her ability remained true and faithful to him until he called her home. She was ever kind and obedient showing much patience and will be greatly missed, not only by her parents but also by two brothers: Milo, Electrician's Mate 3rd class of the U.S. Navy and Ellis at home; two sisters, Joan and Shirley, both at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Graber of Stryker, and Moses Stutzman of Archbold, Ohio, besides a host of other relatives .and friends.
Getting weaker every day.
Till God in His heavenly wisdom,.
Called Wanda peacefully away.”
We wish to thank everyone who assisted in any way during the illness, death and burial of our loving daughter and sister. Also to those who contributed floral offerings. Mr. and Mrs. Ira Graber and Family.
"Tis hard to part
with Sarah dear,
Daniel. Grieser, son of Daniel and Anna (King) Grieser, was born Feb. 19, 1862 near Archbold, Ohio passed away May 27, 1944 at the age of 82 years, 3 months and 8 days. On Aug.18, 1889, he was united in marriage to. Anna Nofziger, and together they shared the joys and sorrows of life for nearly 55 years. To this union were born 9 children; 4 preceded him in death.
There remains to
mourn his sudden and unexpected death his loving companion, 5 children:
Amos, Samuel, and Mattie (Mrs. William Nofziger), all of Archbold, O.;
Harvey and Daniel of Wauseon, O.; 15 grandchildren, 1 foster grandchild,
and 2 foster great-grandchildren. Brother Grieser, being of
In youth he accepted
Christ as his Savior; and united with the Central Mennonite Church reaming
“God saw fit to take
him from us,
Our heartfelt thanks .are extended to all neighbors, friends and relatives who in any way assisted
us at the time of the death and burial of our dear Father. The Family.
NELLIE PRISCILLA (Short) GRIESER
Nellie Priscilla (Short) Grieser, daughter of John C. and Lydia Short, was born November 16, 1894, near Archbold, Ohio and responded to the Lord's call to heaven early Friday morning, September 9, 1977 at her home in Stryker, Ohio at the age of 82 years, nine months and 23 days. On December 14, 1916 she repeated the vows of marriage with Verden M. Grieser at her parents' home, near Archbold, Ohio. Their union was enriched by four chi1dren. This happy union lasted nearly twenty years until Verden was called home to be with the Lord at the age of 41 years. She was always involved in the work of the Church. She gave her life to Jesus at an early age and became a member of the Mennonite Church. Her current membership was with the Pine Grove congregation near Stryker, Ohio. She was well known in the Stryker area because of her employment at the Stryker School and at Beck's Restaurant.
Her four children
survive: Lloyd and Orval of Archbold, Ohio; Pauline (Mrs. Glen Gunden)
of Grand Rapids, Michigan; and Gerald of Stryker, Ohio; 11 grandchildren
and three great-grandchildren.
Mom was a beautiful
example of Christian love and patience. During the last few years when
physical movement was so painful, she maintained a fantastic positive attitude
toward life. Her devotion to and enjoyment of tier family were constant
highlights. She would eagerly look ahead
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Jacob Grieser, son of the Daniel and Anna King Grieser was born in Fulton County, Ohio Oct. 9, 1870. Departed this life March 1, 1951, at the age of 80 years, 4 months, and 22 days. On Nov:3, 1892, he was united in marriage with Lydia M. Baer who passed away January 1?, 1944, after having lived together for 51 years. This union was blessed with four children two sons and .two daughters: Mrs. Ella Coon, Charles J., Nelson R., and Mable (Mrs. Lee Riegsecker) all of
He leaves to mourn his departure his four children, 16 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren besides a host of relatives and friends. His companion three grandchildren and one great grandchild preceded him in death. Brother Grieser, being of a family of 12, was the last survivor.
He spent his entire life in and near Archbold, Ohio, but his unexpected death came as a shock, while visiting in the home of his grandson Victor Coon near Winameg, Ohio. In youth he accepted Christ as his Savior and united with the Central Mennonite Church where he was a faithful member until his death.
“Servant of God,
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He leaves to mourn his passing: his wife, 3 children, parents, two brothers, Kenneth of Archbold, and Wayne of Bryan; three sisters, Mrs. Gladys Zuercher, Mrs. Edith Wyse, and Mrs. Rutheda Stuckey, all of Archbold, and many other relatives, neighbors and friends.
I see the wrong that
round me lies,
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VERNA E. (Eicher) GRIESER
Verna E. Grieser, 72, 1065 Westmont, Napoleon, Ohio, died Wednesday, January 1, 1975, at Northcrest Nursing Home. Deceased was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Christian S. Eicher, lived in the Napoleon community 30 years and was the widow of the late Earl A. Grieser
She graduated from school of nursing in 1925. She was vice-president of the Napoleon Creamery Company. She was a member of the Soroptimist Club of Napoleon, Ohio, and the St. Augustine's Church.
Survived by sisters, Mrs. Samuel (Eva) Grieser, Archbold, Ohio; Mrs. Alfred (Ruth) Nafziger, Pettisville, Ohio; Mrs. Lawrence (Ellen) Mull, Toledo, Ohio; and brothers, Reuben B. Eicher, Wauseon, Ohio; Andrew C. Eicher, Ft. Wayne, Ind.; and Olen L. Eicher, Sarasota, Florida. Preceded in death by brothers, Samuel E. Eicher, Albany, Oregon, and Irvin S Eicher, Sarasota, Florida. Services were held at St Augustine's Church Napoleon, Ohio, Saturday, January 4 at 10:00 a.m.
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Jacob Goldsmith, son of Peter and Alberta Seifert Goldsmith, was born near Archbold, Ohio, on May 28, 1891 and passed away at the Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon, Ohio, on Feb. 2, 1977. His age was 85 years, 8 months, and 5 days. During most of his working years Jacob was self-employed in the occupation of farming and the buying and selling of poultry. He was in the poultry business for 35 years. The farm home was located southeast of Fayette; Ohio. He was well acquainted with many in the area and enjoyed his work and the opportunities to be in contact with many persons. About 12 years ago his health began to fail and much of the time he was confined to his home. On Oct. 6, 1976 he was admitted to the Northwest Care Center and was a resident there until Dec. 30 when it was necessary to have hospital treatment. Since that time he was a patient at the Fulton County Health Center, where he passed away on Feb. 2. Jacob was a member of the Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Fayette, Ohio. On March 22, 1912, Jacob was united in marriage to Malinda Weber. Two daughters were born to this union, Virginia and Rosetta. Malinda passed away on Feb. 13, 1919. On March 1, 1922 Jacob was united in
marriage to Minnie Weber. One daughter, Ada, was born to this union. Together Jacob and
Minnie shared almost 55 years.
He was preceded in
death by his first companion, Malinda; his parents; one daughter, Mrs.
Ada Frazer; one great-grandchild; 6 brothers; 4 sisters. He leaves
to mourn his passing: his wife, Minnie; two daughters, Mrs. Virginia Hausch
and Mrs. Rosetta Klopfenstein, both of Toledo, Ohio; six grandchildren;
eleven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Almeda Weber of Wauseon,
Ohio, and Mrs. Arminda Waldfogel of Lakeland, Florida; three brothers,
Harry of Swanton; Jesse, and Edward of Wauseon, Ohio; his nieces and nephews,
many other relatives, neighbors, and friends.
There is no death,
let this be known;
JEMIMA ( Baer) GRIESER
Jemima Grieser, daughter of Martin and Judith Johns Baer , was born on Oct. 8, 1882, at Wellman, Iowa, arid passed from this life on Feb. 28, 1977 at her home east of Archbold; Ohio. Her age
was 94 years, 4 months, and 20 days. In her long lifetime she enjoyed unusual health and vitality. It was only during the last two months that she was unable to care for herself and maintain her home. At about seventeen years of age Jemima-moved with her parents and family from Wellman, Iowa
to the Archbold, Ohio, community which became her home for 77 years. On August 24,1902 Jemima was united in marriage to Ephraim Grieser. Six children were born to their union: one son and five daughters. Ephraim passed away on July 16, 1945: After her husband's death Jemima opened her home to young men coming to the Archbold area for work. Over the years a total of 60 fellows from 12 states and four foreign countries found a home with "Grandma Grieser." The occupation of "homemaker" should surely be attributed to her; a home for husband and family;
then after her family was grown, a home for many in a new community. In her youth Jemima accepted Jesus Christ as her personal saviour and became a member of the Mennonite Church. She has been a faithful member of the *Cenyral Congregation. She was active in the Women's Missionary and Service Commission and the Golden Age Sewing Group.
She was preceded
in death by her parents, her husband, one infant daughter, a son-in-law,
one grandchild, two great-grand- children, four sisters and three brothers.
She is survived by five children: Laura, Mrs. Glen Rufenacht of RR2, Archbold,
Ohio; Mrs. A1meda Short of RR2, Archbold, Ohio; Truman C. Grieser and his
wife Beulah of RR1, Archbold, Ohio; Ruth, Mrs.
were held on Friday, March 4 at 10:30 a.m. at the Central Mennonite Church
in charge of Charles H. Gautsche and P. L. Frey. Burial was in the Pettisville
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