Assorted Obituaries from early Fulton County Ohio
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ALFRED M. LEE
(May 1934) 
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. 

Alfred M. Lee 
Alfred M. Lee, son of Benjamin and Mary Lee, was born February 18, 1848, in Henry County, Ohio. He departed from this life May 4, 1934 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lewis Rupp. His earthly pilgrimage continued for 86 years, 2 months, and 16 days.  He was one of a family of ten children: four brothers and six sisters, all of whom are deceased excepting one sister, Mrs. Lizzie Smith, of Waldron, Michigan. He was a diligent and prosperous farmer living within the distance of one mile from his birth place, during his entire life. On February 11, 1875 he was united in marriage with Jane Adeline Boyer of Williams County, Ohio. This union was blessed with three children: Truman H.; Myrtle, now Mrs. Lewis Rupp, and Stanley A., all residing on adjoining farms.  During the year of 1895, Rev. S. H. Yager conducted a meeting at the United Brethren Church on the Ridge. At this time Mr. Lee confessed Christ as his personal Savior and with his companion united with the church and continued faithful to the Lord until death. After the United Brethren Church was discontinued he attended the Pettisville Missionary Church as regularly as his health permitted. 
On September the 28th, 1925 he was bereft of his beloved companion. A few days later his elder son also preceded him to his eternal reward. After this he made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Lewis Rupp. He failed gradually during the past years which led to his final illness of four weeks. 
He bore it all with great patience and frequently expressed his desire and hope of being with the Lord. 

Among many relatives and friends, he is survived by his daughter Myrtle and son Stanley, eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. 

“Servant of God, well done! 
Thy glorious warfare's past,
The battle's fought, the race is won,
And thou art crowned at last.”

Card of Thanks 
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 J., 
of Tedrow; Oliver B., of Delta; George R., of Wauseon; nineteen grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren, and one sister, Cathrine Myers of Bucyrus, Ohio.

Death is the chilliness that precedes the dawn; 
We shudder for a moment, then awake 
In the broad sunshine of the other life. 

Card of Thanks 
We wish to *to extend our thanks to the friends and neighbors who have so kindly aided us at this time.  The Ernst Family. 9 



MRS. G. D.  (Rupp) WYSE
(Nov 1934) 
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.


Christena Jane (Bucher) Lauber
Christena Jane Lauber, nee Bucher, was born near Whitehouse, Lucas county, Ohio, September 11, 1863, and departed this life Friday, March 22nd, 1929, at the age of 65 years, 4 months and 
11 days, following an illness that lasted nearly seven months.  She was the eighth child of Frederic and Maria Bucher and grew to maturity at the parental home.  January 27, 1881, she was united in marriage with Joseph Lauber and located on the Lauber Hill farm. Six years later they moved to Archbold where Mr. Lauber engaged in the clothing business. To this union seven children were born. This happy marriage was saddened by the sudden demise of the husband and father, 0ct. 27, 1903. Upon this now departed mother, fell the double duties of rearing a large family. She faced the task with a saddened heart but willing hands and successfully brought her seven 
children to maturity. One niece Mary Lauber was taken into her home and loved and cared for as her own.  Mother Lauber was a kind, loving mother, honored and respected by all and her life was 
a wonderful moral example to all with whom she came in contact.

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. 

Card Of Thanks 
We desire to express our heartfelt thanks to all kind relatives, neighbors and friends, who in any way assisted during the long, illness and last sad rites for our dear Mother. The Children.



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

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. 

Card of Thanks 
We wish to thank neighbors and friends, and also all those who kindly remembered with flowers. We appreciate all that was done in any way for us during the illness, death and burial of our dear son Jonas.
Mr. Ed. A. Leininger and Family.



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. 

Raymond Junior Schantz
(Mar 1934) 
Raymond Junior Schantz, oldest and only son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond L. Schantz, was born in Onsted, Michigan, June 7th, 1922, and departed this life on March 4, 1934, at the age of 11 years, 8 months, 28 days, as a result of being struck by an automobile while playing with other children near Birdsell, Mich., about 2 ½ miles from his home where he has spent the last seven years of 
his life. He spent all his school days at the Adrian Center School.  He will be sadly missed by his parents; two sisters, Bernetta and Wanda June; one great-grandmother; his grandparents, Mr. 
and Mrs. S. C. Schantz of Toledo, OH., and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schnur of Evansport, 0.; and many uncles and aunts and a host of relatives and friends who will miss his loving smile. 

Card Of Thanks 
We wish to express our sincere thanks to all our friends and neighbors who assisted us in any way, and for the kindness and sympathy shown us during our bereavement; also the Rev. Howard 
Moore and Rev. T. J. Klaudt for their comforting words; to the donors of the beautiful flowers, and cars for conveyance. 
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Schantz, and Daughters.



Jacob Gype
Pioneer Merchant 
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.

CARD OF THANKS
 We wish to thank our neighbors friends and all, who in anyway assisted us during the sickness, death and burial of Sarah A. Pollinger. We thank the funeral directors for tbeir care and the quiet and orderly manner in which they conducted the funeral and carried out our wishes.
Mr. and Mrs. David DeVeny, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Pittenger, John W. Miller, Josie A. Miller 

Mrs. Sara (Burkholder) Pollinger
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in the Mennonite church with the Rev. J. W. Miller officiating for Mrs. Sarah Pollinger, 70, who passed away last Thursday at the Miller home after being bedfast for one week from complications arising from kidney trouble; She had been in 
failing health for some time and was brought to the Miller home where she was being cared for 
by Miss Josie Miller.  Mrs. Pollinger was born in Fulton co., and had lived in Norwich-tp 43 years.
Surviving her are one step grandson, David Deveney; .three great grandchildren; three brothers, John, Samuel and Andrew Burkholder of Wauseon; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Zimmerman Wauseon, Mrs. Catherine *Keckesser of Pettisville and a niece Mrs. Harry Pittenger of Boughtonville. Her 
only daughter, Susan, preceded her in death in 1914. Burial was in the Mennonite cemetery in charge of the Fink funeral directors.

Mrs. Sara (Burkholder) Pollinger
DEATH CLAIMS MRS. POLLINGER
Norwich-tp. Woman Is Sticken In Wlllard.
WILLARD, Sept. 14 – Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Pollinger, 70, of Norwich-tp, who died here today in the home of an uncle, the Rev. J. W. Miller, will be conducted Saturday afternoon. One service will be in the Miller residence at two o'clock, and a second service in the Mennonite Church west of Willard will follow. The Rev. Miller will officiate at both. Interment In the Mennonite Cemetery.
Mrs. Pollinger had been in falling health for some time, arid was being cared for in the Miller home. 
Surviving are one grandson, David Deveny; three brothers, John, Samuel, and Andrew *Burkhart, all of Wauseon; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Zimmerman of Wauseon and Mrs. Catherine Weckesser, of Pettlsville. Her husband, David Pollinger, preceded her in death. 



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.
I cannot say and I will not say
That he is dead-He is just away.
With a cheery smile and a wave of his hand,
He has wandered into another Land. 
Our Appreciation
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
(March 1934) 
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 transient dream, 
When death's cold sullen stream 
shall o'er me roll, 
Blessed Savior, then, in love: 
Fear and distrust remove; 
O bear me safe above, 
a ransomed soul. Amen.

Card Of Thanks 
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, 
By all their country's wishes blest.” 

CARD OF THANKS 
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. 

CARD OF THANKS 
We take this means of expressing our sincere thanks and appreciation to all who in any way assisted in the burial of our brother Clarence Lauber. Especially to Rev. Sowers and the American Legion.
The Brothers and Sisters



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. 

CARDS of THANKS 
We desire to thank our friends, neighbors and all who so generously showed their kindness and sympathy to us 111 our sad bereavement. The family.


Albert Henry Weckesser 
(May 1920) TELLS HOW HE, DIED AND LOCATES GRAVE 
Albert Henry Weckesser Struck By Machine Gun Bullet Died Instantly 
Mayor Rulhley's persistent efforts to gain some information regarding the manner of the death and the place of burial of Corp. Albert Henry Weckesser, son of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Weckesser of Archbold, have at last brought results. A letter from *Sargeant G. P. Brannan of 1206 Park avenue, Racine, Wis., gives the information that Sergt. Brannan with Corp. Weckesser and eight men were taking up their position when Weckesser was struck just above the left eye by a German machine gun bullet and was killed instantly. The death happened at about 3:00 p. m. on Nov. 10, 1918. The body was buried in grave 65, section 116, plat 2, ;Argonne American cemetery, Romague- Sous- Montfaucon, Meuse. 

Albert Henry Weckesser
REST HONORED DEAD IN NATIVE SOIL
Remains of One Who Paid Supreme Sacrifice Now Sleeping Eternally
(Oct 1921) Thursday afternoon a large number of people gather at the N.Y.C. depot when train 
No. 23 brought the remains of the Albert Henry Weckesser, Members of the American Legion received the body and escorted it to the undertaking rooms.  Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. the body was received by the Legion members and escorted to the Lauber Hill church where services were held Rev. Bucher gave the funeral address in the church and the body was taken to the grave where the ritual was read by Vice-commander Hoffmire and taps sounded.  Albert Henry Weckesser, son of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Weckesser was born in Franklin Township, April 24th, 1896, and spent all of his life in this vicinity. On Sept. 19, 1917 he enter the military service being among the first few contingent of men to leave Fulton county. On .April 1st 1918 he arrived over-seas. He was a member of the 128th Inf. 32nd division, which was one of the divisions, that saw some of the hardest battles and much of the fighting throughout the war. From June 1st 1918 until the time of his death he was at the front. Albert was a sharpshooter in this division. On Nov. 10th he with eight other men were assigned a position and *a they went over the top Albert was instantly killed by a machine gun bullet, which struck him above the left eye. He reached an age of 22 years, 6 months and 16 days. 

CARD OF THANKS 
We desire to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to all who in any way assisted in the burial of our son and brother Albert Weckesser. Especially to Rev. Bucher and the American Legion.  Mr. and Mrs. John Weckesser and family.



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 
of Cleveland, Ohio, besides many relatives and friends.  Three step children, two grandchildren, father, mother, four brothers, and four sisters preceded her in death. 

With spirit calm as the summer sea, 
Moving in sweet serenity. 
We are sure there is no other, 
In all the world like you, Our Mother.

Card of Thanks 
We wish to express our sincere -thanks to all kind neighbors, friends, and relatives who so earnestly assisted us during the sickness, death and burial of our mother. Seth Rupp and Children. 


Mrs. Carrie Stevens
Wringer Catches Scarf; Widow, 73, Is Strangled
Omaha, Neb.-Eighteen hundred dollars in money was found tied in a sack among the clothing of -Mrs. Carrie Stevens, seventy-three, widow. She was choked to death here when her scarf caught in the wringer of a washing machine while doing the weekly wash of a neighbor's family.



John Leininger 
(Dec 1933) 
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 
(Feb 1934)
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 
(Feb 1934) 
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
(1933) 
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 

Card of Thanks 
We wish to sincerely thank all the kind friends and neighbors, and all who helped *up in any way during our bereavement.  Mrs. L. G. Moine and Marvel, Mr. and Mrs. Bert L. Grime and Louis.



Mrs. L. G. Moine (Mary Louisa  nee Harsch )
(1933) 
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. 

Mary Louisa Harsch Moine
Mary Louisa Moine nee Harsch, daughter of Sebastian and Justine Harsch, was born July 8 1861, in German township, Fulton county, Ohio. She was baptized in August, 1861 and until her death on Oct. 18, 1933 at the age of 72, remained a faithful member of St. Peter's Catholic church in Archbold.  She spent her entire life in this community. She became the wife of Louis G. Moine, April 3, 1883. To this union one daughter Anastasia was born, she having died in infancy. 

Besides her many friends, neighbors and relatives she leaves to mourn her loss two daughters, one brother two sisters, and one grandson. 

Card Of Thanks 
We wish to give our sincerest thanks to all the kind friends and neighbors who aided us so admirably in our sad loss. Marvel Moine, Mr. and Mrs. Bert L. Grime and Louis



Joseph Liechty
(Feb 1934) 
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.



Carl Erbes
(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. 

Card of Thanks 
We wish to thank the neighbors and friends who so kindly assisted during the death and burial of our beloved son and brother, also for the beautiful Floral offerings. 
Mr. and Mrs. John Erbes, Miss Louise Landis, Mr. Albert Rice and family, Mr. Loren Willis and family, Mr. Solomon Erbes.



Mrs. Samuel Beck
(May 1933) 
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 
(1933) 
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 
grand children. 



Mrs. Isaiah Zaerr,  nee Baer
(1933) 
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 
(1933)
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 
(Nov. 1933) 
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.



Francis Bernath
(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 
(1933) 
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. 



Eli Rupp 
(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
(Aug 1933) CARD OF THANKS 
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. 



Peter Schang
(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 
(1929) 
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 
and two great-grandchildren and many other friends and relatives.

Card Of Thanks 
We wish to sincerely thank our kind friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted us and extended sympathy thru this sad time of the death and burial of our beloved wife and mother. Moses Rupp and Family.



Mrs. Katie (Weckesser) Plettner, wife of Andrew Plettner
IN MEMORIAM 
.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.) 



Oliver Burkholder 
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 
9 o'clock and at 10 o'clock at the Reformed Mennonite church at Lauber Hill. 



Nelson Yedica
(1933) 
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.


Mrs. Chris. Myers (Kate Liechty)
(1933) 
Mrs. Chris. Myers, age 45 years, passed away in her home near Butler, Ind., Thursday, of heart trouble. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon in the Lauber Hill church, north-east of Archbold. Interment in church cemetery. She leaves husband, three daughters, son, 12 grandchildren, four sisters and three brothers. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Leichty, of Tedrow. 



Emanuel Britsch
(1930) 
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, sweetly resting 
In the cleft once made for me. 
Blessed Jesus, Rock of Ages, 
Let me hide myself in Thee. Amen." 

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 
(1929) 
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 above
Where parting is unknown; 
A whole eternity of love 
Form'd for the good alone: 
And faith beholds the dying here 
Transplanted to that happier *sphre." 

Card Of Thanks
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.
 

Vina Waidelich Dies 
Miss Vina Viola Waidelich, 29 years old last November, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jackson Waidelich, of Pettisville, passed away Friday noon, at the Toledo state hospital where she was taken two weeks ago Monday. She had been ill in *heatlh the past summer. The body was taken 
to the parents' home, Saturday morning. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Defenseless Mennonite church in Archbold, conducted by Rev. E. M. Slagle and M. N. Amstutz. Interment in Pettisville cemetery. Leaves parents, five brothers and three sisters.


Edna Georgia (Leininger) Schultz
(1929) 
Edna Georgia Schultz was born in Fulton County, Ohio, on Feb. 26, 1903, the daughter and only child of Geo. J. Leininger and his wife Carrie. On I April 19, 1903, her parents brought her to Christ through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism, which, as a washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost, made her a child of God and an heiress of His eternal heaven. On May 16, 1920, after having been duly instructed in God's Word and the doctrines of the Lutheran Church, she was received into membership of the Lutheran Church through the rite of confirmation. She was united in holy matrimony with *Russell Schultz, on Mach 27, 1927.

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. 
She was a faithful and devoted wife, a worthy help-meet of her husband. She was a consecrated worker in the church, taking a lively interest in all congregational affairs, using her talent especially as organist of the Leininger Church during the last 4 or 5 years. She was a congenial friend, well thought of and highly esteemed by all with whom she came into contact.  It was therefore a great shock to all when her seeming untimely death came last Wednesday evening, Jan. 9, 1929, she having attained the age of 25 years, 8 months and 20 days. Those who mourn her departure are her devoted husband, Russell Schultz, and her beloved parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. J. Leininger, 
as well as a host of other relatives and friends. The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon from the house of the parents and from the Leininger church, the Rev. R. Trautmann officiating.

Card Of Thanks We 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 
thank also Pastors Trautmann and Hebestreit for their words of comfort, the Archbold Quartet for their singing, and the undertaker, Mr. Sdgar, as well as his wife, for their able assistance. 
*Russel Schultz, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. J. Leininger.


Mrs. Lloyd Schantz (Inez Kleck)
Mrs. Lloyd Schantz was born June 5, 1899 and departed from this world Friday noon; Jan. 18, 1929; reaching the age of 29 years, 7 months and 13 days.  On Dec. 16, 1920, the deceased was married to Lloyd Schantz. To this union 3 children were born: Arthur H., Doris Mae and the infant son Donald K. Arthur H. died in his infancy, remaining here below only four days. Our departed sister had been well until a few weeks ago, when the 'flu'  made its in road into their home. For a number of days her life was hanging in the balance. 'Flu' with other complications setting in, 
caused her death. The last week the departed suffered intensely. Our sympathy goes out to the bereft husband, the motherless children, parents, sisters, brothers and other relatives. But we greatly rejoice that on Wednesday between four and five o'clock in the morning she made her peace with God and that Jesus Christ saved her soul. Praise God for such a merciful Savior! 

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. 

Tread softly: bow the head-
In reverent silence bow! 
No passing bell cloth toll; 
Yet an immortal soul 
Is passing now. 
Oh! change-oh! Wondrous change! 
Burst ate thy prison-bars! 
This moment there, so low, 
So agonized-and now 
Beyond the Stars! 
Oh! change-stupendous change! 
There lies the soulless clod! 
The sun eternal breaks: 
The new immortal wakes 
Wakes with her God.

Card Of Thanks. 
We desire to express the deep gratitude we feel to all kind neighbors and friends who so nobly assisted during the sickness and burial of our beloved wife, mother and daughter. Lloyd Schantz and children, Mr. and Mrs. Harmon Kleck, Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Schantz. 

Thanks
We surely appreciate the kindness of our neighbors who rendered such valuable assistance during the sickness and burial of our daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Schantz. Harmon Kleck and Family.  The following from out of town attended the funeral of Mrs. Lloyd Schantz, Monday: Mr. and Mrs. 
Gideon Burkholder and son William, Mr. and Mrs. Menno Burkholder, Mrs. David Burkholder, Mr. and Mrs. John Burkholder and daughter Mable, Mr. and Mrs. Otis Burkholder, Miss Ina Burkholder, Mr. Jacob .Burkholder, Mr. Albert Burkholder, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Lehman, Mrs. Aldine Diller, Mrs. Peter Diller, Mr. Gratz, Mr. and Mrs. Sam *Augspurger and daughters, all of near Bluff ton and Columbus Grove, O.; Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Nohl, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Nohl and daughter Algra and son Herman, Mrs. Lewis Malindick and daughter Esther, Mrs. A. G. Nelson and son Dee, Mrs. George Eiben, Mrs. E. J, Reichter, of Toledo, Ohio. 


Susan (Roth) Myers
Susan Myers, daughter of Chris. and Magdalena Burkholder Roth, was born in Fulton county Ohio, July 21st, 1847 and departed this life May 21st, 1930, at the age of 82 years and 10 months. She was the fourth daughter of a family of eight children.  On January 27, 1872, she was united in marriage to Andrew Myers. To this union seven children were born. Permilla Ann and Laura *preceeded her in death. She united with the Reformed Mennonite Church in 1878 of which she was a faithful member to the end. And all through the many years that have *snce past she *continulaly gave testimony that her treasure was not in earthly things but that her life and treasure was hidden with Christ in God. She was a loving dutiful wife and mother ever willing to sacrifice 
self for her loved ones; ever seeking divine guidance in instructing her children and in conducting her life and conversation. 

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
Dearest Mother gone to rest,
Yet a loving faith in Jesus 
Tells us that He knoweth best. 
Your departing, dearest mother, 
Brings us sorrow, grief and pain,
But we hope through Jesus merit 
That our loss becomes your gain. 
May your angel hovering o'er us 
Ever guide our wandering feet, 
That we meet again in heaven 
To enjoy there, bliss complete." 

Card Of Thanks   We wish to sincerely express our thanks to friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted and extended sympathy through this sad time of bereavement. The Family
 

Mrs. Andrew Myers (Susannah Roth)
Mrs. Andrew Myers, age 82 years and 10 months, passed away in her home in Pettisville, Wednesday morning May 21st, after an illness of two weeks in bed. The funeral service was held Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, in the Lauber Hill church, conducted by Rev. Frey of Wayne county Ohio. Interment in church cemetery. Leaves husband, two daughters, three sons, twenty-five *grandchildrren, twenty-six great-grandchildren, sister, brother. 



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. 

Card Of Thanks 
 We wish to publicly express our deep appreciation to the kind neighbors and friends who came to our assistance during the last sad hours of the sudden and unexpected death of our beloved wife and mother. D. W. Burkholder and children 



Elva Kauffman 
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 darling daughter, 
She has bid us all adieu,
She has gone to dwell in heaven, 
And her form is lost to view; 
Oh the dear one, how we loved her, 
And how hard to give her up, 
But an angel came down for her, 
And removed her from our flock. 
Dearest Elva now is resting, 
In that happy land above, 
By and by we're going to meet her, 
In that land where all is love.

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
In *Memorium 
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 dead departed, 
Anchored safe where storms are o'er; 
On the border land we left her: 
Soon to meet and part no more, 
When we leave this world of changes, 
When we leave this world of care: 
We shall find our missing loved one, 
In our Father's mansions fair," 



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
(1926) 
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. 

Revelation XIV:13 – 
And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write Blessed are the dead which die in the 
Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their Works 
do follow them. 

One loved by us is taken, 
By death from us away, 
Who will again awaken 
At the great judgment day,
Her warfare now is ended, 
Her faith has overcome; 
*Throught grace that God extended, 
The victory has won. 
She now is sweetly resting 
from all her labors here, 
While onward we are hast'nng, 
To meet out sister dear.
O, let us never falter, 
Though dark may be the way; 
But ever trust in Jesus, 
Who is our hope and stay. 
For God has promise given, 
His people to defend, 
And He Will keep them, even, 
In safety to the end. 
When he will come in glory, 
He'll take them to His home, 
Where *tehy shall be forever 
Assembled ‘round His throne.

Card OF THANKS
We wish to publicly express the gratitude we feel to all kind neighbors and friends who assisted during the the last sickness and rites for our beloved Wife and Mother. Chris. Roth, Henry Roth 
and Family.


Addie Buehrer Beaverson
Addie Buehrer Beaverson, daughter of Jacob and Agnes Buehrer, was born in Henry county, Ohio, July 27, 1876.  She was united in marriage to Harvey N. Beaverson on October 26, 1898. To this union, eleven children were born of which Ole N. preceded his mother in death. In the year of 1908 she united with the Reformed Mennonite Church to which she remained a faithful member unto the time of her departure.  She departed this life at the Napoleon Hospital, July 12, 1931, at the age of 54 years, 11 months and 15 days. She is survived by her husband, 10 children, 12 grandchildren, four brothers, four sisters, and many other relatives and friends.  The children are Earl C., Lowell T., Estel H., Walter B., Carl, Samuel G., Willard, Kenneth, Evelyn, and Rollin.

Card Of Thanks 
The family wishes, at this time, to I heartily thank the neighbors and friends for their assistance and sympathy shown during this bereavement.   Harvey Beaverson and Family.



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 
kind mother, and was loved and respected by all who knew her. During her sickness she never complained, but bore her suffering patiently and expressed her readiness to go and be with the Lord.

Oh, how hard to part with Mother, 
She who loved with us to dwell
And there is on earth no other,
Who can sympathize so well. 
But God has called you home, 
Where sorrow, sickness, pain 
and death shall never come, 
But we long again to meet thee, 
In the realms of Paradise. 

Bros. Oscar Hostetler of Topeka, Ind., and Ed. Frey, were in charge of the service. Text 2 Cor. 5:1. 

Card Of Thanks
We wish to sincerely thank all kind relatives and friends who aided us in any way and extended sympathy during the sickness and burial of our beloved wife and mother. Dan. A. Burkholder) and Children. 



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, 
besides many relatives and friends. One brother preceded her in death. 

Card Of Thanks
The bereaved family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to all the neighbors and friends who have so kindly assisted them during the death and burial of their loved one.  Clarence Rupp, John Leupp and family.



Clarence Rupp 
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 
him in death. 

O, breathe not his name: let it sleep in the shade, 
Where cold and unhonored his relics are laid; 
Sad, silent, and dark be the tears that we shed,
As the night dew that falls on the grave o'er his head. 
But the night dew that falls, though in silence it weeps, 
Shall brighten with verdure the grave where he sleeps;
And the tear that we shed, though in secret it rolls, 
Shall long keep his memory green in our souls. 

Card of Thanks
We desire to publicly express the deep gratitude We feel to all friends and neighbors who so 
kindly assisted during the sickness, death and burial Clarence Rupp. Mrs. Evelyn Rupp, Seth 
Rupp and Family.



John Sowers
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 
Wauseon, OH., Mr. Gideon Ruger of Archbold, OH., Mr. Charles Ruger of Wauseon, OH., Mrs. Libbie Merillat of Hudson, Mich., and Mrs. Lydia. Vanderveer of Archbold, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Andrew Hackenjos of Wauseon, 0., and one brother, Zachariah Ruger of Elmira, 0.; 29 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

Farewell, dear father, sweet thy rest, 
Weary with years and worn with pain, 
Farewell, till in some happy place, 
We shall behold thy face again.

Card Of Thanks
We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to all who so kindly assisted us during the death and burial 
of our loved one, also for the floral offerings. The Family.



Evelyn Rupp 
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.
Bucher of *Whtehouse. Burial in the Archbold cemetery.

EVELYN RUPP 
Evelyn Rupp, daughter and Mrs. Jacob W. Rupp born Oct. 5th, 1916 and departed this life on Sept. 20th at the age of 2 yrs, 11 months and 15 days. She leaves to mourn her early departure mother and father, 1 sister, 1 brother and many relatives and friends. 

Our dear little daughter and sister, You've gone to your rest 
To dwell with the angels, And by Jesus be blest. 
Your voice which so often Has hade us rejoice, 
Will be .mingled with loved In a much sweeter voice. 
Your place will be vacant Our hearts will be sad, 
But to know you're with Jesus Will again make us glad 
Oh! Evelyn our dear child, If you could only come 
from the skies And tell us one half of your paradise.

Card Of Thanks
We are thankful for the kindness and sympathy shown and also to all who in anyway assisted us during our sad bereavement, the loss of our little daughter and sister Evelyn and, also to those
who sent beautiful flowers. 
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob W. Rupp and Children.



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. 
Rienhart Lieska was at the wheel of the car. The truck, laden with 100 hogs and other livestock, was parked with a flat tire on the road near the gas station of Justin Bartlett about two miles west of Caragher, OH.  Lieska apparently had attempted to pass the truck, but seeing his way blocked by an approaching car, had headed for the ditch. Instead he jammed the rear of the truck, virtually demolishing his own car and enveloping it and the rear of the truck in flames. Mr. Bartlett and the drivers of the truck, John Drabeck, 23; of Holland, 0., and Ray Niggemyer, Sylvania, leaped to extinguish the flames. Failing that, they managed to throw a rope around the body of one of the boys and drag him from the flames. Two other bodies were similarly recovered before the flames abated, The driver of the car, to avoid which Lieska had crashed into the truck, was Maynard Hartel, who lives a mile from the scene of the accident. He stopped at once and aided rescuers. Tho he had been a friend and neighbor of all the victims, he failed to recognize the bodies. Identification was finally established by George Lleska, Lyons, a brother of Reinhart. 

Severely Burned.
The accident occurred about 8 p. m. Saturday as the six were enroute to a birthday party at the home of Llewlyn McCurdy, 820 Turner avenue. They were to have gone first to the home of a sister of the Tompkins boys and Mrs. Lleska, Mrs. George Chamberlain, 834 Turner avenue, and thence 
to the party.  Donald had intended to entertain at the party with his harmonica and Howard with his guitar. The bodies were taken to the Newill-Planson mortuary at Delta. All except that of Donald were burned beyond recognition. Coroner Charles Bennett of Wood county returned a verdict of accidental death.

Truck Catches Fire. 
The truck, which caught fire but which was saved from serious damage, belongs to John Domico, Silica stock man, known thruout the countryside as "Chicken John." Surviving the victims are Mr. and Mrs. Fred Tompkins, Delta, parents of the three youths and Mrs. Lieska; Mrs. Floyd Murry, 1525 Roosevelt avenue, Toledo; Mrs. Chamberlain and Treva Tompkins, 10, sisters. Mr. Lieska is survived by two brothers, George, 21, who lived with him, and Ernest, 25, of 3516 Detroit avenue, Toledo, and his father, William, Toledo. Services for the six were to be at 2 p. m, today in Delta Church of Christ. 

Six Who Died in Blazing Auto
(APRIL 4, 1932)
The wreckage of the auto in which six persons Burned to death Saturday night on Central avenue
17 miles west of Toledo and the six victims are shown.  Left to right are Rienhart A. Lieska, Jessie Lieska, his wife; Lois Ann, their only child; Donald, Gordon and Howard Tompkins, Brothers of 
Mrs. Lieska.






JOHN N BUEHRER
John N. Buehrer, son of Michael and Anna Buehrer, was born June 4, 1858, in the Opfertshofen, Canton.Schaffhausen, Switzerland, and passed away at his home in Archbold, Ohio, June 25, 1951, at the age of 93 years and 21 days.   He was baptized in infancy and confirmed in the Reformed Church near Archbold in his youth, .of which he was an active member till his death. 
He immigrated to this country, with his parents at the age of 13 years and with them soon resided on a farm in Ridgeville Township where he spent his active life until he retired in 1925 when he moved to Archbold. He married Anna Buehrer, Jan. 15, 1885. To their union was born, six children: Walter Buehrer, Green Bay, Wis., Mrs. Adam Schlatter; Rev. Emil Buehrer, Green Bay, Wis.; Mr. Samuel Buehrer, Mrs. Lydia Bock and Mrs. Henry Ziegler of Archbold. His wife preceded him in death in 1937. 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. Wierwill, pastor, officiating. He .was laid to rest in the Archbold cemetery.

Card of Thanks
With grateful hearts we wish to thank all our neighbors, friends, and relatives for their many acts of kindness and assistance during our recent bereavement. The John N. Buehrer Family.



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. 

Card of Thanks
The children of H. G. Britsch wish to express their heartfelt gratitude for the many beautiful sympathies extended in floral tributes and for the kind and helpful services of friends and neighbors. 



Virgil Lee Burkholder,
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
(1977) 
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
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, 
all at home; two sisters, Donna (Mrs. Omar Sutter), Sarasota, Florida, at present residing in Michigan, and Evelyn, also at home, with her patents. Also left are his paternal grandfather, 
Henry Beck, of Archbold, and a very close lady friend whose love and affection he had won, together with a large number of other friends and relatives

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 dear ones, 
Oh, so happy and so bright,
There is perfect joy and beauty 
In this everlasting light. 
All the pain and grief are over, 
Every restless tossing passed. 
I am now at peace forever, 
Safely home in Heaven at last. 
You must not grieve so sorely 
For I love you dearly still, 
Try to look beyond earth’s shadows. 
Pray to trust the Father's will. 
When your work is all completed 
He will gently call you home; 
Oh! the rapture of that meeting, 
Oh! the joy to see you come!

Card Of Thanks
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.

Howard Grieser 
Howard Grieser, 67, of R.R. No.4, Wauseon, died Thursday afternoon at the Fulton County Health Center following a long illness A life long resident of Fulton County, he was the owner and operator of the Grieser Airport near Wauseon. 

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. 

Funeral services were conducted from the Edgar Funeral Home, Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. Gordon Zimmerman officiated. Interment was in the Zion Cemetery. 


Ada L Grieser 
Ada L. Grieser, 49, 307 Buckeye St., Archbold, died Saturday at Fairlawn Haven nursing home 
in Archbold where she had resided the past five weeks. She had been in failing health one and one-half years.   Born near Archbold, she lived her entire lifetime in this community. 

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 
of arrangements. 



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. 

ERVIN N. MILLER
Ervin N. Miller was born near Arthur, Illinois on August 9, 1911, to Isaac and Emma (Helmuth) Miller. He passed away very suddenly at his home near Archbold, Ohio over 65 years later on January 17, 1977.
When he was a young child he came with his parents to the Archbold Community and had lived here ever since. When Ervin was about 3 years old his father was killed when he was struck by a train, and Ervin learned to assume responsibilities that would have normally been beyond his years. Dependability became a characteristic of his life that was much appreciated by his family and friends. He worked for Rich Tractor Sales as a mechanic for over 30 years.  On February 27, 1934, Ervin was married to Vivian Eash. Their home was blessed with two sons, Ervin I. of Archbold, Ohio and Marvin J. of Defiance, Ohio and six grandchildren. Also surviving are one sister, Laura, (Mrs. Levi W. Rupp), and one brother, Elvan, both of Wauseon, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents and one infant brother.

Why should I feel discouraged,
Why should the shadows come,
Why should my heart be lonely
and long for heaven and home,
When Jesus is my portion my
constant friend is He?
His eye is on the sparrow and I
know He watches me.

Card of Thanks
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 of 
Pettisville, Ronald of Phoenix, Arizona, and Edward Waidelich of Archbold; 20 grandchildren; 
three great grandchildren; two brothers, Ed B. Frey and Ora Frey, both of Pettisville; and two sisters, Mrs. Sylvan (Pearl) Rupp of Archbold and Mrs. Charles (Bessie) Miller of Wauseon. 

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.


ELLEN NOFZIGER RICH
Ellen Nofziger Rich was born January 4, 1888, at Stuttgart, Arkansas, and entered her Eternal 
Rest February 11, 1956, in her home on Stryker Street, Archbold, Ohio. Her sudden passing was the result of a heart attack.  On March 21, 1906, she was united in marriage to John Rich who preceded her in death on March 24, 1951. To them were born three children: Clarence and 
Lester of Archbold and Olive of Goshen, Indiana.

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 elements, 
Above life's restless sea, 
Dear Saviour, lift my spirit up, 
Oh lift me up to Thee! 
Great calmness there, sweet patience too, 
Upon Thy face I see;
I would be calm and patient, Lord, 
Oh, lift me up to Thee! 
And when my eyes close for the last, 
Still this my prayer shall be, 
Dear Saviour, lift my spirit up, 
Oh, lift me up to Thee!

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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We wish to express our thanks for all, assistance and expressions of sympathy extended to us during our bereavement. The Rich family and Jennie Nofziger.



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 
Is that a cause to grieve? 
The future's fairer than the past, 
If only we believe, 
And trust in God's eternal care 
So when the Master calls, 
Let's say that life is still more fair 
Although the curtain falls.”

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The family wishes-to  express their appreciation to their many friends for all the acts of kindness and expressions of sympathy during their bereavement.



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, 
of Toledo, Ohio; three sisters: Josephine (Mrs. Enos Short, Stryker), Malinda (Mrs. Ora Saunders, Wauseon, Ohio), Ann (Mrs. Anton Grueneis, Archbold, Ohio), in addition :to four grandchildren, 
and four great-grandchildren.

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 
She stood by us all the way, 
‘No sacrifice :has been so great; 
Such love one can't repay. 
Yes, she's gone and now is waiting 
In the cloudless realms of day 
And she's calling us to follow 
Where her steps have led the way.” 

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To our neighbors and friends, we want to extend our thanks for your assistance and expressions of sympathy during the death and burial of Mother. Mi: and Mrs. J. Elton Rufenacht, Mr. and Mrs. Seth J. Short and Family.

Lizzie Short Rufenacht
Lizzie, daughter of Christian and Jacobena Short, was born near Archbold, Ohio, Dec. 5, 1880, died 
March 25, 1943, aged 62 years, 3 months, 20 days. Nov. 30, 1899, she was united in marriage to Amos Rufenacht. This union was blessed with 4 children (Glen, Jesse, Mary, and Ruth). In her younger years she accepted Christ as her personal Savior, united with the Mennonite church, and remained a faithful member until death, always faithful in church attendance while health permitted. Her death came after a lingering illness of over a year's duration. There remain to mourn her departure, husband, 2 sons, 1 daughter, 13 grand-children, and 1 brother (Albert), all of Archbold, Ohio, and a host of relatives and friends. One daughter and ten brothers *preceeded her in death. She will always be remembered as a kind and loving wife and mother, and will be greatly missed by the family and friends. Funeral services were held at the Central Mennonite church on Sunday, March 28, in charge of E. B. Frey and P. L. Frey. Text Phil. 1:21. Interment in Pettisville cemetery. 

"No one heard the footsteps 
Of the angel drawing near, 
Who took from earth to Heaven 
The one we loved so dear. 
Into heaven's mansions she entered, 
Never to sigh or weep. 
After years with life's struggles 
Mother has fallen asleep." 

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We wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to -a1I neighbors, friends, and relatives 
for sympathy and help given during the sickness, death, and burial of our beloved wife and mother.  The family.



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.

My testimony –
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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Our sincerest appreciations goes out to all the kind neighbors, friends, and relatives who helpe lighten the burden of sorrow that came in the loss of our father, Jacob C. Miller. The Family.



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, 
No more to see her here; 
But yet we’re glad if God saw best 
To end her life and give her rest, 
In Heaven to reign with angels fair; 
May our names to be written there. 
Then we again may each other meet 
And walk with her the golden street.”

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We wish to thank all kind neighbors, friends and 'relatives who assisted in any way during the illness, death and burial of our dear wife and mother. Mr. Dan S. Wyse and Family. 



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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PHILIP WEBER
Philip Weber was called to .his Eternal home, Monday morning, December 27,1954 at 9:00 o'clock. At the time of his death, God had blessed him with almost 78 years of life here upon earth. He was born January 12, 1877, near Pettisville, son of John and Margaret Weber. He resided in this vicinity all of his life. On February 8, 1900, he was united in holy marriage to Della Fether. In 1950 they celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary. To this union were born Mary and Carrie Weber, Earl Weber and Mrs. Olen Genter, all of 'this vicinity; five brothers: George of Archbold; C. P. Weber of Wauseon; Andrew, Pettisville; Art of Lincoln Park, Mich.; Bryant-of Pettisville; one sister Mrs. Clara Wiederkehr; 6 grandchildren plus a host of friends and others who were dear to him.  May the Triune God who shows himself in three distinct ways, with the Father, the Son and 
the Holy Spirit, now find all of you in a closer bond of love arid Christian understanding and fellowship. May we all have the patience and strength to bear one another’s burdens, in courage and faith, living always in the expectation of the life that is to come in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who gave his life for us, that we, through Him, might know life and know it more abundantly.

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The .family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks and gratitude to all of those who have in one way or another expressed their deep sympathy to them, in this their hour of trial. 



Anna Rufenacht
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, 
Life’s weary troubles and trials are past. 
In patience she suffered, in silence she bore, 
’Till God called her home, to suffer no more.”

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 We wish to thank the many neighbors, friends and relatives, who in any way assisted in sickness, death and burial of mother. And for all who remembered with visits, songs, flowers and gifts during her long illness. We thank you all.  Ephraim Rufenacht, Mr. and Mrs. John Crossgrove and family.



JOHN RICH
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 elements, 
Above life's restless sea, 
Dear Saviour, lift my spirit up, 
Oh, lift me up to Thee! 
Great calmness there, sweet patience, too, 
Upon Thy face I see; 
I would be calm and patient, Lord, 
Oh, lift me up to Thee! 
And when my eyes close for the last, 
Still this my prayer shall be,- 
Dear Saviour, lift my spirit up, 
And lift me up to Thee!

Services were held on March 27, 1951, at the Central Mennonite church near Archbold, Ohio, 
with Rev. Philemon L. Frey as the officiating minister. Pallbearers were: Harry Sauder, Carl Erb,  Lawrence Bernath, John Yoder, Stanley Frey, Frank Nofziger. Honorary pallbearers were: Chester Miller, Wilmer J. Eicher, Earl Murphy, May Miller Carr, Clair E. Jones, Fred Ehrat, John A. Rupp, Elmer Rupp, Owen Rice, A. J. Stamm, S. H. Short. Interment in the Pettisville Cemetery.

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We wish to express our thanks for all assistance and expressions of sympathy during the past weeks. The Rich Family.


Mildred (McLaughlin ) Nofzinger
(Oct 1976) 
Mrs. Mildred Nofzinger, 70, a resident of'1270' W. Mulberry Road,. died Sunday night at the Morenci Area Hospital, after a prolonged illness. Born January 9, 1906, in Fulton County, Ohio, 
she was the daughter of Arthur and Blanche McLaughlin Perry. On April 2,1925, she was united in marriage to Jessie Nofzinger in Wauseon. Mrs. Nofzinger was a member of the Munson UB Church of Christ, East Ogden Center Garden Club, Zion W.C.T.U. and Munson W.M.A. They lived in Lenawee County for the last 31 years. 

Besides her husband, Jessie, she is survived by a son, Joseph of Morenci; a brother, Claude 
Perry of Findlay, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. William (Lona) Parker of Swanton arid Mrs. Martin 
(Lucille) Stites, of Wauseon and three grandchildren. 

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 SHORT
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 
her in death: her parents and one brother, Frank. 

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;
Sweet be the rest you have needed before. 
We loved you, but God loved you more, 
For He called you to that Bright, Happy Shore." 

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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.

Olen Bigbee
Olen W. Bigbee, 74, of R. 1, Wauseon, died Tuesday evening in his home after a long illness. He was a native and life resident of Fulton County. He was in the Poultry Business and Farming for about 45 years, having retired in 1970.  He was a member of the Tedrow United Methodist Church. 

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. 

Funeral services 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 Home, Wauseon.


Milfred Baldwin
Milfred Ray Baldwin, 86, R.R. 1, Delta, died Wednesday night at the Fulton County Health Center, following a long illness. He was a life long resident and retired carpenter of Fulton County.

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. 

Funeral services 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 
of Columbiana, Ohio; brother, Milton Schantz of Archbold; sisters, Mrs. Lottie Schmucker of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Mrs. Osse Wipf of Santa Barbara, Calif.; and nine grandchildren.

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 Bender
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 
at 3:30 p.m. in the Penrod Funeral Home, Wauseon with the Rev. James Riley officiating. The interment will be in the Wauseon Cemetery.



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. 



Ida Nofziger
(1976) 
 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.
Edward Diener and Rev. Olen Nofziger officiating. Interment was in the Pettisville Cemetery. 
Short Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.



Clarence I. Nofziger 
(1977) 
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, both 
of Wauseon, Mrs. Wayne (Arlene) Springer of Archbold and Mrs. David (Marilyn) Verbeck of Indianapolis, Ind.; four sons, Herbert of Morenci, Mich., Alvin and Melvin, both of Wauseon, and Burdell of Archbold; 36 grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren and three brothers, Jesse E. of Archbold, Lloyd and Ray E., both of Wauseon.

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 Short Funeral Home 
was in charge of arrangements. 



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; two great-granddaughters; one sister Mrs. Orville (Irene) Eicher of Tedrow, Ohio; and two half-sisters, Mrs. Minnie Heer of Archbold, Ohio 
and Mrs. Edna Rupp of Tedrow, Ohio; nieces and nephews, other relatives, neighbors and friends.

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.

There's an open gate at the end of the road 
Through which each must go alone, 
And there is a light we cannot see 
The Father claims His own; 
Beyond the gate your loved one finds happiness and rest. 
And there is comfort in the thought that a loving God knows best.

CARD OF THANKS
Our sincere thanks to each one who shared with us in our bereavement All of your expressions of and love: flowers, memorial gifts, kind deeds, and thoughtful words, are deeply appreciated and were gratefully received. Mr. Clarence Clingaman and Family



James Ehrsham
(1977) 
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 
of Columbus and Mrs. Dorothy Herbster of Sylvania and two grandchildren.

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.



James Frey
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. 


HULDAH (Aschliman) STAMM
Huldah Stamm, daughter of Henry and Racheal Frey Aschliman, was born on March 10, 1895 at Stryker, Ohio and passed from this life on Sept. 16, 1977 at Fairlawn Haven .in Archbold, Ohio.
Her age was 82 years, 6 months, and 6 days.  She lived her whole lifetime in the area, most of those years, just one mile north of Archbold on the family farm.  Her family arid friends knew her to be a busy person, but always having time for others, and willing to be of help. She always held a sincere interest in her family and a concern for each ones spiritual well being.  On April 3, 1976 Huldah suffered a stroke. This required hospitalization and continuing nursing care. From the 
Fulton County Health Center she became a resident in the Evergreen Manor in Montpelier, Ohio and then transferred to Fairlawn Haven in Archbold, Ohio during August of 1976.  In her youth Huldah accepted Christ as her personal savior and became a member of the Mennonite Church. She has been a faithful member of the Central congregation. For many years she taught a Sunday School Class and was an active worker in the W.M.S.C.  On Feb. 12, 1919 Huldah was united in marriage to Fred Stamm. Through marriage she became mother, to Mahlon, Fred's son. Three children were born to Fred and Huldah, one son and two daughters: Walter Stamm of RR3, Archbold, Ohio; Frieda, Mrs. Orville Rupp, of  RR1, Archbold, Ohio; and Dora; Mrs. Tom McCalla Jr. of Carbondale, Illinois. On Sept. 7, 1970; Fred passed on after over 51 years of sharing life together 

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.

“My Partner”
I've formed a partnership with God 
I talk to Him each day 
About each project that I start 
In study, work or play. 
When things go wrong and all my world 
Looks desolate and grim, 
I find that He will brighten things 
If I Will talk to Him. 
He gives me strength when I have none, 
The courage-for the deeds 
That I must do if I shall go 
Along tbe way He leads. 
He gives to-me so very much, 
That through bright days or dim. 
Through morning, noon and evening I 
give Grateful thanks to Him.

Card of Thanks
We wish to thank each one for your prayers, the lovely cards sent to us, memorials, flowers, food and the many kind expressions of sympathy during the death and burial of our mother. The family 
of Huldah Stamm


John A. Rupp
 John A. Rupp, 90, of Archbold, died Saturday night at the Fulton County Health Center in 
Wauseon where he was a patient six days after falling and breaking his hip. He had been in failing health the past year and for the past two years, he with his wife, resided at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold. He was 
born near Archbold, living in the Archbold area many years before moving to Boynton Beach, Florida and spending the summers at Alanson, Michigan. He with his wife started Almeda's Candies in Elmira in 1924, branched to Alanson, Michigan in 1931 and to Boynton Beach, Florida in 1955 when they quit making candy in Archbold. In 1950 they sold to their son John J. Rupp and semi-retired. He was a director of the Farmers and Merchants State Bank in Archbold from 1921 to 1967, serving, as Vice President from 1922 to 1931 and since 1967 has been an honorary director. He was a member of the Evangelical Mennonite Church in Archbold.

He is survived by his wife, Almeda; two sons, Rev. Paul W. Rupp of Pekin, Illinois and John J. 
Rupp of Boynton Beach, Florida; 15 grandchildren: 12 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Sadie Axley of Toledo and Mrs. Clarence (Cora) Steiner of Pandora.

Services-will-beheld 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
Archbold Cemetery. Friends may call at short Funeral Home in Archbold.  The family requests 
that contributions be given in the form of memorials to Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home. 



Eard S. Henricks 
(1977) 
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
(1977) 
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 
and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son Robert in 1974. 

Funeral services 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. 


Earl William Reppert
is dead at 89
Earl William Reppert, 89, a resident of 218 North Street, died at 8 a.m. Monday morning at the Morenci Area Hospital after an extended illness.  Born December 17. 1886, in Morenci, he was 
the son of John and Annabelle Reppert. On January 10, 1935, he was united in marriage to Irene Ford in Angola, Indiana. He lived all his life in Morenci. Mr. Reppert was a member of the 
Methodist Church and the Morenci Eagles. He owned and operated Reppert's Market .for 35 
years ,until his retirement in 1948. He was very active in farming while his health permitted. 

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 greatgrandchildren. 
Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Charles Fink Funeral Home with the Rev. 
Ron Keller officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery . 



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.


HENRY BECK
Henry, son of Gottleib and Anna (Nofziger) Beck, was born on July 31, 1876. Departed this life in the Detwiler Memorial Hospital, Wauseon, Ohio, at the age of 80 years and 21 days. On Feb. 10, 1898, he was united in marriage with Emma Nofziger, who passed away Oct. 20, 1950, after having lived in happy, wedlock for almost 53 years.  This union was blessed with 3 sons and- 6 daughters: Florence, Earl, Elnora (Mrs. Harry Rupp), Ella, Ilva (Mrs. Lloyd Nofziger), Lucille (Mrs. Carl Rychener), Verden, Leonard, and Bernice (Mrs. Archie Kauffman). All reside in the vicinity of Archbold, Ohio. He was the last survivor of a family of 12. 

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 
last few days on earth were filled with much physical misery, but on the evening of Aug. 21, 1956, God answered his prayer and took him home. The children have lost a kind and loving father, but their loss is his Eternal gain. 

"Earth has lost its look of gladness, 
Heaven seems to us more bright, 
Since the spirit of our father 
Took its happy, homeward flight. 
And we long to cross the river, 
Long to rest upon that shore, 
There to see, and know, and love them, 
With the Savior evermore.

Card of Thanks
The family wishes to thank all friends, neighbors and relatives who assisted in any way during the sickness and death of our father.



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 
11, 1977 followed by burial in the Pettisville Cemetery .A Memorial Service followed at Zion Mennonite Church with Ellis B. Croyle and P. L. Frey officiating.  We want to thank everyone for 
the prayers and the many acts of thoughtfulness and kindness shown to our family. This has been 
a great help and comfort to us. We also wish to thank the rescue squad, Dr. Ebersole, and those who helped at the Fulton County Health Center.
May God bless all of you. Ron, Carol and Lori Beck



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 

Walter Bernath
 Walter C. Bernath, 77, of 407 Holland Street, Archbold died Saturday afternoon at the Fulton County Health Center, where he had been a patient for two weeks. He was born in Burlington, O. and had lived in the area his entire life. Mr. Bernath was retired, having been associated with Vernier-McLaughlin-Probeck Company in Archbold for 35 years.  He was a member of 
Evangelical Mennonite Church in Archbold. 

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 
held today at 2 p.m. at St. Johns United Church of Christ in Archbold with Rev. Charles L. Zimmerman and Rev. Roger Andrews officiating. Interment will be in the Archbold Cemetery.



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 and 
was a member of the Evangelical Mennonite Church of Archbold at the time of her death.  About 
six years ago she suffered a stroke, which left her partially paralyzed. She was, however, able at times to leave .home to enjoy the fellowship of friends and relatives and to attend services at the church. She bore her suffering patiently awaiting the time her Lord would take her home. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Evangelical Mennonite Church on Thursday, Oct. 23, 1952, conducted by H. E. Bertsche and Walter Stuckey. Burial in the Pettisville Cemetery.

Card Of Thanks
Our sincerest thanks- are extended to all kind neighbors and friends and all who comforted and assisted us in any way during our bereavement.  Joel Beck and Family.


John N. Buehrer
 John N. Buehrer, son of Michael and Anna Buehrer, was born June 4, 1858, in the Opfertshofen, Canton Schaffhausen, Switzerland, and passed away at his home in Archbold, Ohio, June 25, 1951, at the age of 93 years and 21 days. He was baptized in infancy and confirmed in the Reformed Church near Archbold in his youth, of which he was an active member until his death. 
He immigrated to this country with his parents at the age of 13 years and With them soon resided on a farm in Ridgeville Township where he spent his active life until he retired in 1925,-when he moved to Archbold.  He married Anna Buehrer, Jan. 15, 1885. To their union was born six children: Walter Buehrer, Green Bay, Wis., Mrs. Adam Schlatter; Rev. Emil Buehrer, Green Bay, Wis.; Mr. Samuel Buehrer, Mrs. Lydia Bock and Mrs. Henry Ziegler of Archbold. His wife preceded him in death in 1937. 

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.

Card of Thanks
With grateful hearts we wish to thank all our neighbors, friends, and relatives for their many acts of kindness and assistance during our recent bereavement.  The John N. Buehrer Family.


MRS. LOUISE M. (Gushman) CLAIRE
Mrs. Louise Mary (Gushman) Claire was born January 14, 1863 in German township, Fulton County, Ohio and passed away at Memorial Hospital, Wauseon, Friday, Dec. 5, 1947 at the age 
of 84 years, 10 months and 21 days.  Mrs. Claire had enjoyed good hea1th until about two years ago, and her condition became so serious she was taken to the hospital two days before her death.  April 4, 1883 she was united in marriage with Joseph H. Claire, Jr., and they made their home on the farm where Mts. Claire was born, located northwest of Archbold. To this union, two children, Blanche and Myrtle were born. 

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.

Card of Thanks
For the many kind deeds of neighbors, friends and relatives, the numerous floral and other tributes, and to all who in any way helped to ease the sorrow in the loss of my dear mother, please accept my most sincere thanks. Myrtle M. Claire



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.

LINDA FAYE CROSSGROVE
Linda Faye Crossgrove, daughter and only child of Henry and Stella Wyse Crossgrove, was born Oct. 5, 1944, at Sarasota, Florida. She died on the evening of Dec. 2, 1947 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident n the morning of that day, aged 3 years, 2 months, 17 days. She is survived by her parents, three grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Wyse, and Mrs. Barbara Crossgrove, all of Archbold, Ohio, and also by a host of other relatives and friends. Linda had endeared herself to many people by her friendly smile and winning ways. She loved to go to Sunday School and had recently memorized the 23rd Psalm. Just two days before she passed away she spoke her first recitation in public at the Christmas program of Bay Shore Mennonite Church. Her favorite song was "Jesus Loves Me," which she often sang at her play. She has left a great emptiness in the hearts of all who knew her and especially her parents to whom she was very dear. May God comfort them in their bereavement and fill the void that has been left in their lives with the fullness of His Divine love.  Although Linda will be missed by many, we humbly submit to the sovereign will of our Heavenly Father, resting assured that she is happy in the arms of Jesus, who said, "Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of Heaven." 

Card of .Thanks
We-wish to extend our sincere thanks to all the neighbors, friends and relatives who assisted any way during our bereavement Mr. and Mrs. Henry Crossgrove, The Wm. M. Wyse Family, 'he Charles Crossgrove Family. 



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 parting
For all are in His care 
And those who seem to leave us 
Are waiting for us there, 
Where we shall meet ones 
And understand at last 
That dawn is always waiting 
After the night is past. 

Card of Thanks
We wish to express our sincere thanks to all those who comforted or assisted us in any way at the time of death and burial of our father. Mr. and Mrs. Arlen Zimmerman and Family, Mr. and Mrs. Orval Nafziger and Family, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Frey and Family.



Benjamin Eicher
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. 

Benjamin Eicher
Ben J. Eicher 69 Loses Life When Car And Truck Crash Retired Farmer Victim Of Collision -- Mrs. Eicher In Hospital In Serious Condition -- Truck Driver's Injuries Reported Slight.  Benjamin Eicher, 69, well-known retired farmer, residing at Burlington, passed away in Memorial hospital at Wauseon, Sunday evening shortly after an auto accident that occurred on W. Leggett street in the southwest part of Wauseon at about 5:10 o'clock.  Mrs. Benj. Eicher is in Memorial hospital in a serious condition with fractured hip and chest and serious internal injuries, cuts and bruises suffered in the accident.  Mr. and Mrs. Eicher had been guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Graber and children at their farm home southwest of Wauseon, and were enroute to their home at Burlington when the accident occurred.  At the intersection of the cemetery road and W. Leggett street just west of the foundry in Wauseon, their auto collided with a truck driven by Mr. John McKillip of Lima for the Meadow Gold Milk Company.  The truck was headed east, the Eicher car was headed north. A house-at the southwest corner of the intersection hid the view of both drivers it is believed, and the truck and car came together with great force, the Eicher car wrecked badly and the truck turned over on its side and the driver, Mr. McKillip suffered cuts but was not seriously injured.
Mr. Eicher was picked up unconscious and rushed to the hospital, as was Mrs. Eicher. Mr. Eicher never regained consciousness, and died a short time later. Mrs. Eicher's condition remains serious.  Well-known in this entire community, Mr. and Mrs. Eicher retired from farming and moved to Burlington a few years ago. They have many friends and relatives in this community.  Funeral services for Benj. Eicher will be held on Wednesday afternoon, today at the house in Burlington at 1:30 o'clock, and at the Lauber Hill Reformed Mennonite Church at 2:00 p. m., conducted by Rev. Wm. J. Rupp. Burial in the church cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, four daughters: Mrs. Harold Brehm, Delta; Mrs. Floyd Crossgrove, Elmira; Mrs. Walter Croninger and Viola, Wauseon; three sons: Orval, Swanton; Charles, Fayette, and Maynard, Morenci; two sisters: Mrs. Simon Rupp, Mqnroeville, O.; Mrs. Sam Schantz of Elmira; 
two brothers: Chris. of Toledo, and John of Ridgeville Corners.



Howard Elliott
(1977)
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 great-grandchildren; 
a sister, Gladys Meeker of Lyons; five step-brothers and sisters. Funeral services were held Saturday at the Weicht Funeral Home. Burial was at Power Cemetery in Angola, Indiana.
 

Howard Elliott
William Erbskorn was born in Fulton County, Ohio, June 27, 1882. He died m his home in Archbold, Ohio, Feb. 21, 1941 at the age of. 58 years, 7 months, and 22 days.  He was united in marriage, March 19, 1909 to Maude C. Krick. To this union eleven children were born: five sons and six daughters; two daughters preceded him in death.  He lived all his life in Fulton ounty-except six years he lived near Harlan, Ind.   As a young man he accepted Christ as his personal Savior and united with the United Brethren Church at Lockport, Ohio.  He was a kind husband arid father and a friend to all, always looking to the welfare of others.

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; 
six grandchildren, one sister, arid four brothers.  Those who preceded him in death were; two daughters, father and mother, two sisters and three brothers.

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We wish to thank all relatives, friends and neighbors who in any way extended their sympathy and help in our time of bereavement. The Erbskorri Family. 


HENRY EICHER
Henry Eicher, son of Christian and Catherine (Schad) Eicher, was born April 30, 1880, near Archbold, Ohio, and departed from this life at the Detwiler Memorial Hospital, Wauseon, Ohio, 
July 20, 1965, at the age of 85 years, 2 months, and 20 days.  Early in life he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior, united with the Mennonite Church and was a faithful member of the Lockport congregation at the time of his death.  On March 12, 1903, he was united in marriage 
with Mary Ligibel, sharing with her the joys and sorrows of life for 53 years. She was called away in death on December 3, 1956.

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 
fail rapidly in April, 1965, arid since then has been cared for at the hospital and in the home of a nephew, Amos J. Eicher.  He was a kind and loving husband, brother, and uncle. His friendship 
and open home will be missed, but our loss is his eternal gain.  Funeral services were conducted .from the Grisier Funeral Home in Archbold, and at the Lockport Church by Walter Stuckey and 
Earl Stuckey. Burial in Lockport Cemetery. 

(poem from Mary's obituary).

One we loved is gone forever, 
From this world of pain and tears; 
How we'll miss his tender counsels, 
Which we treasured through the years. 
Just beyond the silent river, 
Our beloved one has gone; 
On to dwell with Christ forever, 
For his toil on earth is done. 

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We wish 'to thank all friends and relatives for their many acts of kindness and flowers, cards and food sent at the time of the passing of Henry Eicher.  Mr. and Mrs. E. A. King  Mr. and Mrs. Milton Short.



JOSEPH FREY
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 done! 
Rest from thy loved employ. 
The battle fought; the victory won, 
Enter thy Master’s joy. 
The pains of death are past, 
Labor and sorrow cease 
And Life's long warfare closed at last, 
Thy soul is found in peace. 



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. 

Card Of Thanks
I wish to thank neighbors, friends and relatlves for the kindness they have shown me during the illness and death of my husband. Also for the beautiful flowers. Thank you one and all. Mrs. J. S. Fenstermaker. 


FRANK ALBERT GRAF 
Frank A. Graf, son of S. T. and Anna Mary Graf, was born in Wauseon, Ohio, Dec. 3, 1872, and passed away in his home near Archbold, on Monday, March 19, at the age of 78 years, 3 months and 16 days. His entire life was spent in this community with the exception of 2 years when he 
was employed in the state of Illinois.  On January 6, 1898 he was united in marriage with Jessie Beuclair who passed away Sept. 21, 1926. On April 10, 1928 he was united in marriage with Arvada Aeschliman who survives.   On January 29, 1928 he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and united with the Evangelical Mennonite church in which he was a faithful and diligent member until his death. For many years he served as a member of the Board of Trustees wherein he gave many days of service to God and the church. He lived a quiet, unassuming yet exemplary life, bearing patiently and without complaint his many months of failing health.

He leaves to mourn his departure a sorrowing wife, 2 brothers, Carl and Edward of Butler, Ind., 
and one sister, Mrs. Mary Holverstott of Dumont, New Jersey, besides a host of relatives and friends.

The pains of death are passed 
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.
Card Of Thanks
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:
Your willing hands will toil no more; 
A faithful Mother, true and kind, 
No friend on earth like you we’ll find.

Card Of Thanks
We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to all neighbors, friends and relatives for their flowers, cards and many acts of kindness during our bereavement. We wish to especially thank the ministers for their consoling words. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Grieser and Family, Mr. and Mrs.
Raymond Grieser and Family, Clarence and Irene Grieser.



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. 
"Beneath our eyes she :slowly faded 
Getting weaker every day. 
Till God in His heavenly wisdom,.
Called Wanda peacefully away.” 
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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.

SARAH (Sauder) GRIESER 
Sarah Grieser, daughter of Henry and Jemima Sauder, was born Jan. 10,1881, near Archbold, Ohio. Died at her home in Archbold, July 7, 1951, after suffering 11 days from a paralytic stroke, never gaining consciousness, at the age of 70 years, 5 months and 27 days. On Nov. 19, 1912 
she was united in marriage with Amos Grieser sharing life's joys and sorrows nearly 39 years. 
She leaves to mourn her departure, her sorrowing companion, one foster daughter, Jennie, (Mrs. Orval Sauder), four foster grandchildren; sister, Mary (Mrs. Henry Nafziger) of Archbold and one brother, Samuel of Elmira, besides a host of relatives and friends. There preceded her in death, her parents, one brother, Albert. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Savior and united with the Central Mennonite Church and remained faithful until her death.

"Tis hard to part with Sarah dear,
No more to see her here 
But yet we're glad if God saw best 
To end her troubles and give her rest, 
In Heaven to reign with Angels fair. 
May our names too, be written there 
Then we again may each other meet, 
and walk with her the Golden Street.” 



Daniel Grieser
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 
a family of 12, only 2 brothers remain: Jacob of Archbold and John Wauseon, O., besides many relatives and friends.

In youth he accepted Christ as his Savior; and united with the Central Mennonite Church reaming 
a faithful member until he passed away.  Brother Grieser had enjoyed good health, and had been 
to visit his son Samuel with his companion and on arriving home just in front of the yard gate, suffered a heart attack, passing away: in the car.  He possessed a meek and quiet spirit, which 
is in the sight of God of great price. He was a loving husband,. Kind father, good 'neighbor, and 
will be missed by all who knew him. 

“God saw fit to take him from us, 
Up in Heaven there so high; 
Angels, took him, oh so sudden, 
With no time to say goodbye.” 
”Oh dear father, how we miss you,
Since your place is vacant here, 
But you'll never be forgotten 
By the ones who hold you dear.” 

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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. 
All of Nellie's brothers and sisters had preceded her in death. 

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 
to family activities. Many who visited with her were amazed at her attitudes and came away encouraged.

Card of Thanks
Thank you to all who expressed your love to us in cards, gifts, prayers and thoughtfulness. We 
really appreciate you.  The family of Nellie Grieser



JACOB GRIESER
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 
Archbold, Ohio.

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, well done! 
Rest from thy loved employ; 
The battle fought, the victory won, 
Enter thy Master’s joy. 
"The pains of death are past, 
Labor and sorrow cease, 
And Life's long warfare closed at last, 
Thy soul is found in peace. “

Card of Thanks
The family wishes to express their heart-felt thanks to all neighbors and friends who in any way assisted them at their time of sorrow. The Jacob Grieser Family.


ROYAL JOSEPH GRIESER 
Royal Joseph Grieser, son of Albert and Priscilla Vonier Grieser, was born September 18, 1916, near Tedrow, Ohio, and passed away at Detwiler Memorial Hospital, Sunday evening, August 1, 1954.  Royal was married to Magdalene Detter on July 7, 1940. Their home was blessed with 
hree children: Larry Lee, Nancy Sue, and Roger LeRoy.

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, 
I feel the guilt within; 
I hear, with groan and travail-cries, 
The world confess its sin. 
Yet, in the maddening maze of things, 
And tossed by storm and flood, 
To one fixed trust my spirit clings; 
I know that God is good! 
And' if my heart and flesh are weak 
To bear an untried pain, 
The bruised reed He will not break,
But strengthen and sustain., 
I know not where His islands lift 
Their fronded palms in air; 
I only know I cannot drift 
Beyond His love and care.

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We wish to express our sincerest thanks to all kind friends and neighbors who aided and comforted us in the time of our sorrow. The Family.


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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We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to the friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted us during the illness and death of Verna Grieser. The families of Earl and Verna Grieser



JACOB GOLDSMITH 
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.
Funeral services were held at 10: 30 a.m. Feb. 5 at the Short Funeral Home with Rev. Charles H. Gautsche and Rev. Edwin Allen officiating. Burial in the Smith Cemetery near Tedrow, Ohio.

There is no death, let this be known; 
There is no end to life; 
There is no end except to earth, 
And fearful days of strife. 
And for the ones who lie asleep. 
Their gain is greater now; 
The kindly hand of God above, 
Shall soothe their weary brows, 
And greet them where the shores are fair 



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. 
Harold Short of RR2, Fayette. Ohio and Martha, Mrs. Gaylord Fielitz of RR2, Archbold, Ohio; 
22 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Abbie Wyse of Midland, Michigan; and Mrs. Amanda Beck of Archbold, Ohio; her nieces and nephews, many other relatives, neighbors, and friends.

Funeral services 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 Cemetery. 
 


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