"The Willshire Herald" 1911 -1928
Extracted by Kathy Moore
Thursday, March 30, 1911, No. 10, Vol. XVI, page 1
Mrs. John WAGERS, living in Black Creek township, left for Syracuse,
Indiana to visit her sister, Mrs. Ruth ROOP.
Thursday, August 17, 1911, No. 30, Vol. XVI, page 8
Floyd M. ROOP has gone to Spokane, Washington, where he will be employed
by the Windsor Lumber Company. His brother, C.M. ROOP, has been there the
past two years.
Thursday, November 9, 1911, No. 42, Vol. XVI, page 8
Born, to E.E. ROOP and wife, a son. (No day/date)
Thursday, June 13, 1912, No. 21, Vol. XVII, page 8
From Decatur Democrat - Miss Maybelle RAYER, of Willshire, and Clyde
STANDIFORD, of this city were married Saturday at the Methodist church
parsonage. The couple will reside in this city. Groom's mother was the
only witness. Mrs. STANDIFORD was known here as Miss Maybelle ROOP.
Thursday, April 10, 1913, No. 10, Vol. XVIII, page 1
Mr. L.J. SCHUMM and Miss Cora ROOP were married last Saturday at the
Schumm church. Bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.L. ROOP.
Thursday, July 17, 1913, No. 24, Vol. XVIII, page 1
Born, to Clyde STANIFORD and wife, Monday, a daughter - named Wanda
Evelyn. Mrs. STANIFORD was formerly Mabel ROOP.
Thursday, September 18, 1913, No. 33, Vol. XVIII, page 5
ROOP family will hold its first annual reunion at Steele's Park on
Thursday, December 4, 1913, No. 44, Vol. XVIII, page 1
Obit, Jacob L. ROOP was born in Adams county, Indiana, March 5, 1845;
died at his home in Willshire on November 28, 1913; aged 68 years 8 months
23 days. At age 17 enlisted in Company B 192nd Regiment in Civil War.
Married in 1874 to Mary STRICKLER. Had three daughters and one son - Arora,
Elbert E., Mrs. Cora SCHUMM, Mrs. Elizabeth DELLINGER. Arora preceded him in
death. Survivors: wife, three children, one sister - Mrs. Susan RITER, of
Decatur, Indiana. Funeral services were held Monday. Out-of-town
attendees: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph ROOP of Celina; Mr. and Mrs. Charles
THATCHER of Van Wert; Mr. and Mrs. Nace ROOP, and Nancy HARDSOG (sic) of
Thursday, January 15, 1914, No. 50, Vol. XVIII, page 1
Will of Jacob ROOP, deceased, probated last Saturday. Property left to
wife during her life, to be divided equally after her death between the
three children - Alfred ROOP, Mrs. Cora SCHUMM and Mrs. Elizabeth DELLINGER.
Thursday, February 12, 1914, No. 2, Vol. XIX
page 1, Obit, Dr. John F. SHAFFNER was born in Dauphin county, Pennsylvania, May
23, 1829; died in Willshire, Ohio, February 6, 1914. Moved with parents to
Bucyrus, Ohio soon after his birth, where they resided until 1843, removing
to Seneca county. Student at Wesleyan University for two years. Graduated
from Ohio Medical College, Cincinnati. Served in the 164th Regiment O.V.I.
as an assistant surgeon. Practiced medicine in Republic, Seneca county
after war. Located in Willshire in January of 1865. Married twice - (first
wife not named) children of first marriage still living - Webster, of
Elwood, Indiana, and Mrs. Kate BROCK, of Quay, Oklahoma. Married 2nd Miss
Jane ROOP of Van Wert county. Children still living - Mrs. Anna HANCHER of
Huntington, Indiana; Mrs. Bessie BASTIAN of Delta, Ohio; Mrs. Ruth KELLER of
Decatur, Indiana; William, Paul, Lucy, Esther and Semia, who reside at the
old home with their mother. Funeral services were held Monday in the
page 5, Out-of-town relative attendees at the funeral of Dr. SHAFFNER: Rev.
Charles CRAMER of Mt. Victory; Frank CRAMER, Mrs. Martin CRAMER, Mrs. John
KENSLER, Samuel GILLAND, Job STUCKEY, Mrs. Frank BLAKE and Mrs. Frank THALER
of Van Wert; Mrs. Norman ROE of Muncie, Indiana; J.E. MOSIER and Mrs. John
BARNETT of Decatur, Indiana; Mr. Philip BASTIAN, wife and daughter Hazel,
C.A. GEPHARDT and wife of Rockford. The children were all home to the
funeral except Mrs. Ruth KELLER of Decatur and Mrs. Kate BROCK of Oklahoma.
Thursday, September 17, 1914, No. 33, Vol. XIX, page 5
Mrs. Lewis AUGUST and daughter, Esther, attended the ROOP family reunion
in Decatur today.
Thursday, April 8, 1915, Vol. XX, No. 10, page 5
Born, to Elbert E. ROOP and wife, April 5th, a daughter.
Thursday, June 10, 1915, Vol. XX, No. 19, page 1
Rev. Carl ROOP, wife and daughter of Dayton are spending a few days with
his parents, James ROOP and wife.
Thursday, September 9, 1915, Vol. XX, No. 32, page 1
From Decatur Herald - Descendants of Frederick ROOP gathered at Decatur
last Thursday, 150 in attendance. Frederick ROOP, who shortly after the
colonial days lived in Huntington county, Penn, had five sons - Joseph,
Samuel, Amos, John and Jacob. Frederick died in Penn. Sons emigrated to
western Ohio in early 19th century. Attendees from Willshire: Kate
TROUTNER, George DELLINGER and family, Lou SCHUMM and family, Mr. and Mrs.
L.W. AUGUST and family, Mrs. N.J. SHAFFNER and daughter Selma, Mrs. Amanda
GEPHART, Mrs. Mary ROOP and Amos TROUTNER.
Friday, November 5, 1915, Vol. XX, No. 40, page 5
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn ROOP and daughter, Beatrice, visited over Sunday at
Ft. Wayne with Mr. ROOP's mother, Mrs. Rosa ROOP.
Friday, September 1, 1916, Vol. XXI, No. 32, page 1
Family and friends of Miss Helen COWAN, of Pleasant Mills, were greatly
surprised to learn of her marriage to Mr. Dan ROOP last June. The young
people succeeded in keeping this matter a secret until last week.
Friday, October 6, 1916, Vol. XXI, No. 37, page 1
Obit, Deloris Verginia ROOP, daughter of Glenn and Fanny ROOP, was born
March 5, 1916; died September 26, 1916; aged 6 months 21 days. Death caused
by croup. Survivors: father, mother, sister, grandparents.
Friday, November 3, 1916, Vol. XXI, No. 36 (sic), page 5
Mrs. H.D. ROOP, nee Helen COWAN, of Pleasant Mills, left Saturday for
Hammond, Ind. to join her husband and begin housekeeping.
Friday, February 9, 1917, Vol. XXI, No. 46 (sic), page 5
Mrs. Don ROOP, of Chicago, is the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
J.C. COWAN, of Pleasant Mills.
Friday, June 8, 1917, Vol. XXII, No. 11, page 5
William Nathan ROOP, 11 y/o son of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan ROOP, died at
home in Decatur, death due to blood poisoning originating from a wound in
the foot caused by a splinter. Funeral was held last Saturday. Interment
Friday, July 20, 1917, Vol. XXII, No. 16, page 5
Mrs. Mary ROOP left last Thursday for Montgomery, Mich., called there by
the illness of a sister.
Friday, August 3, 1917, Vol. XXII, No. 18, page 1
5th annual reunion of the ROOP family will be held at Steele's Park in
Decatur on August 30th. Rev. Carl ROOP of Dayton, president of the
organization, will deliver an address.
Friday, September 14, 1917, Vol. XXII, No. 24, page 4
From The Herald dated Sept. 17, 1896: A small child of Mr. and Mrs. Sam
ROOP died Monday and was buried yesterday.
Friday, May 23, 1919, Vol. XXIV, No. 6, page 5
Mrs. C.H. DEROME, formerly Mrs. Rosa ROOP, was down from Ft. Wayne to
visit her sons, Glenn and Frederick ROOP. Mrs. Madeline ALBERSON and
children of Ft. Wayne are also guests of her brothers, Glenn and Fred ROOP.
Friday, July 11, 1919, Vol. XXIV, No. 13, page 1
Mrs. Mary ROOP has gone to Reading, Mich. to visit her sister, Mrs.
MCCLELLAN, and her niece, Mrs. BARMEN, in Angola, Ind.
Friday, November 7, 1919, Vol. XXIV, No. 30, page 5
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Glenn ROOP, Oct. 31, 1919, their first son.
Friday, January 30, 1920, Vol. XXIV, No. 42, page 1
Samuel A. ROOP, of St. Marys township, Adams county, Ind. died at his
home on January 25th, death due to Bright's disease. He was born in Van
Wert county, Ohio on November 19, 1867. Aged 52 years 2 months 6 days.
Funeral was held from the home Wednesday. Interment Decatur cemetery.
Survivors: wife, nine children, two sisters, four brothers.
Friday, February 13, 1920, Vol. XXIV, No. 44, page 1
William Lovette ROOP, son of Glenn and Fannie ROOP, was born November
30, 1919; died February 7, 1920; aged 2 months 8 days. Survivors: father,
mother, two sisters.
Friday, February 27, 1920, Vol. XXIV, No. 46, page 1
Mrs. Ella ROOP, nee ACKER, wife of Samuel A. ROOP, died at her home
north of Willshire on February 20, 1920. Mr. ROOP died January 25, 1920.
Mrs. ROOP was 50 years old. Survivors: mother - Mrs. Lavina ACKER of Adams
county, nine children - Mrs. Viola SMITLEY and Mrs. Estella POLING of
Decatur, Rufus, Walter, Harry, Daisy, Helen, Leah and Forrest at home,
sister - Mrs. Albert HERTLE, brother - Samuel ACKER of Decatur. Funeral was
held from the home Sunday. Interment Maplewood Cemetery in Decatur.
Friday, June 25, 1920, Vol. XXV, No. 11, page 1
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Elbert E. ROOP, June 18th, a son.
Friday, October 22, 1920, Vol. XXV, No. 28, page 5
William F. ROOP died at his home near Salem October 15, 1920; aged 72
years 10 months 5 days. Death due to kidney trouble. He was born in Van
Wert county. Married twice - 1st wife was Lucinda WEIMER with two children
of this union - Mrs. REYNOLDS of Coffeyville, Kansas, and Mrs. Mollie MASONS
of Kansas City. 2nd wife was Lavina SHILTZ with two sons from this union -
Lauren A. ROOP of Detroit, Mich. and Dan O. ROOP of Blue Creek township.
2nd wife and all children survive. Funeral was held Sunday from the home.
Interment Willshire mausoleum.
Friday, February 4, 1921, Vol. XXV, No. 43, page 8
Mrs. Ruth ROOP, aged about 80 years, died at her home in Milford, Ind.
on January 27, 1921, a victim of paralysis. Funeral was held Sunday with
burial in the cemetery at Milford. Mrs. ROOP was the eldest sister of
Samuel BOWEN, T.C. BOWEN, Charles and Joseph BOWEN, Mrs. John BAILEY, Mrs.
Maggie WAGERS and Mrs. William CULLY.
Friday, December 16, 1921, Vol. XXVI, No. 36, page 4
Mr. and Mrs. James M. ROOP, who have been residing in Wren, have gone to
Barberton to make their home with two of their married daughters.
Thursday, May 18, 1922, Vol. XXVII, No. 6, page 11
Veterans prior to World War whose war service is credited to Willshire
Buried in Willshire cemetery:
John SEAMON, Esaias DAILEY, William DELLINGER, Wilson JOHNSON, William
STOVE, Dr. J.W. PIERCE, John KUHN, Henry BANTA, Ezekiel HARSHMAN, Daniel
BRITTSON, Warren TITUS, William ERIXON, Calvin PARK, Daniel MILLS, Henry
WEIMER, Joseph SIMS, Jacob BEAM, Dr. J.F. SHAFFNER, James MYERS, Jacob MYER,
George W. TROUTNER, Christopher BYER, Henry H. KING, Jacob ROOP, John RUBY,
G.W. BOOKWALTER, John PIERCY, Samuel SIMS, Levi ROWLAND, FRANCIS HOBLIT.
Thursday, September 7, 1922, Vol. XXVII, No. 22, page 4
Mrs. H.D. ROOP and daughter of New Orleans, LA are visiting the COWAN,
ROOP and SCHENCK families in Willshire, Pleasant Mills and Decatur. Mrs.
ROOP was formerly Miss Helen COWAN, daughter of J.C. COWAN of this town.
Thursday, July 26, 1923, Vol. XXVIII, No. 16, page 4
Mrs. Don ROOP and daughter, Helen, of New Orleans, have been visiting
her father, J.C. COWAN, and other relatives in Willshire and vicinity.
Thursday, August 28, 1924, Vol. XXIX, No. 21, page 4
Mr. and Mrs. Frank STRICKLER of Monroe, Ind., and Mr. and Mrs. John LEE
of Reading, Michigan, were guests last Wednesday of Mrs. Mary ROOP. Mrs.
ROOP is an aunt of Mr. STRICKLER and Mr. LEE.
Thursday, December 18, 1924, Vol. XXIX, No. 37, page 2
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. M. ROOP of Wren have gone to Barberton to spend the
winter with relatives.
Thursday, July 9, 1925, Vol. XXX, No. 14, page 1
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel B. ROOP, of Pleasant Mills, received word of the
tragic death of their grandson, Joseph CORDUA, age 21, son of Mr. and Mrs.
William CORDUA of Hammond, formerly of Decatur. Mr. CORDUA was killed
Sunday when a Canadian flyer train on the Grand Trunk RR struck the
automobile in which he and two other companions, Marion C. SETTY and Rudolph
MILLER, were riding. Mr. SETTY was also killed. The accident occurred near
South Holland, Illinois. The deceased was born in Decatur.
Thursday, July 23, 1925, Vol. XXX, No. 16, page 4
Mrs. Anna ROOP, aged 72, wife of Daniel B. ROOP of Pleasant Mills, died
at her home in that town Tuesday, death from Addison's disease. Survivors:
husband, two sons, three daughters, a sister, a half brother.
Thursday, October 8, 1925, Vol. XXX, No. 27, page 1
Andrew J. MILLER, living between Willshire and Pleasant Mills, and Mrs.
Martha SCOTT-HARTZOG were married during the past week, in the presence of
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin ROOP. Bride is the mother of Mrs. ROOP. The couple
will make their home on the MILLER homestead two miles west of town.
Thursday, September 9, 1926, Vol. 31, No. 22
page 1, Marietta ROOP, daughter of Joseph and Rebecca PRICE, was born at
Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 5, 1863; died at the Van Wert County hospital Sept. 3,
1926; aged 63 years 7 months 28 days. Married to James M. ROOP at Willshire
on Dec. 22, 1881; had five sons and five daughters; two children preceded
her in death - Mrs. Benj P. WARMAN of Carwood, Ind. and Mrs. Howard GIBERSON
of Lima, Ohio. Survivors: husband, children - Rev. Carl Vernon ROOP of
Findlay, Ohio; Clarence M. ROOP of Missoula, Montana; Mrs. Wm NOLL of
Decatur, Ind; Garth D. ROOP of Galion, Ohio; Mrs. James HOCTER, Mrs. Edward
DURIEZ, Cloyce H. ROOP and Floyd M. ROOP, all of Barberton, Ohio; brother -
Frederick PRICE of Kalida, Ohio; sister - Mrs. Aaron PRITCHARD of Kalida,
Ohio. Funeral was held Sunday from L.U.B. church at Wren. Interment
Woodlawn (sic - Woodland) cemetery at Van Wert.
page 1, 14th annual ROOP family reunion was held in Bellmont Park at Decatur,
Ind. on Sept. 5th. Officers elected: Pres - Carl Vernon ROOP; V. Pres -
Andrew ROOP; Secretary/treasurer - Mrs. George H. DELLINGER.
Thursday, April 12, 1928, Vol. 32, #52, page 3
Daniel TROUTNER, 80, resident of Adams county for last 60 years, died of
apoplexy Wednesday of last week at the Adams county infirmary. He was the
son of Joseph and Sarah WEIMER TROUTNER, and was born in Ohio on March 16,
1847. Married three times. Survivors: one brother - Dave TROUTNER of
Garrett, three nephews - Frank and Greel TROUTNER of Adams county and Dick
ROOP of Decatur. Funeral was held Friday. Burial in Willshire cemetery.
Thursday, April 19, 1928, Vol. 33, #1, page 1
Daniel B. ROOP, 78, of Pleasant Mills, found dead Monday. Survivors:
three daughters - Lulu, Bertha and Sarah; two sons - Harvey and Donald.
Funeral was yesterday.
Thursday, June 21, 1928, Vol. 33, #10, page 2
Mrs. Don ROOP and children of Memphis, Tenn. are in town visiting with
her father, J.C. COWAN and other relatives.|