Misc. Newspaper Items From 1900's
From The Bryan Democrat, January 15, 1903
BOWMAN - Died at the home of her grandparents A. S. GISH in Lockport Tuesday night, January 6th, 1903 of black diptheria, Oressa BOWMAN, aged 11 years, 10 months, and 23 days. Oressa had made her home with her grandparents for over three years. She was a bright little girl and will be sadly missed. But while they mourn they rejoice that the dear little one who was so suddenly taken from them has gone to the throne of God where she will forever bask in the sunshine of her Savior's presence. She leaves her grandparents, father, mother, three sisters and five brothers and a largenumber of relatives and friends to mourn her loss. There was no funeral service held. Her remains were interred in the German cemetery Wednesday morning January 7th., 1903.
ALTAFFER - Catherine ALTAFFER, nee WINELAND, was born in Knox Co., Ohio, in the year 1842, November 13th, and died in Amboy, Hillsdale Co., Michigan, January 5th., 1903, aged 60 years, one month, 22 days. She moved to Williams Co, with her parents in 1853 and was married to George W. ALTAFFER July 3rd., 1862, and in the year 1866 they moved to Amboy, Michigan, and soon after they were converted under the preaching of Rev. GLUTTS and joined the U. B. Church. After a number of years they changed their place of residence and then identified themselves with the M. E. church where she remained a faithful member until death. She leaves a husband, six brothers and seven sisters and many friends to mourn their loss which is her eternal gain. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. WILSON of the M. E. church, and she was laid to rest in the cemetery near by. Sister ALTAFFER was loved by all who knew her and will be greatly missed by her many friends.
AUBLE - Orsymus AUBLE died at his home in Pioneer Tuesday December 30th., 1902. He was born in the town of Hamburg, Erie county, NY., June 1st, 1819. He came with his parents to Huron county, Ohio when fourteen years of age. In 1842 he was married to Miss COSWELL, three children were born to this union. In 1880, he was married to Mrs. C. D. KONPKLIN, to them one child was born, W. C. AUBLE. In February 1885, he enlisted with the Ohio volunteers in Regt. 195, Co. C and served until December. During this service he contracted rheumatism from which he suffered much. He was at one time a member of the Church. He has been a member of the Masonic Lodge for many years. After much suffering, he passed away December 30th., 1902, at Pioneer, Ohio. The funeral service was conducted by J. W. HORNE.
BROWN - Katherine BRENNER was born in Wurtenberg, Germany, November 11, 1816. In 1830 her father, George BRENNER, with his family, emigrated to America and settled near Canton, Stark county, Ohio. On September 10, 1837, she was married to Jacob BROWN. They moved to Hancock county, Ohio in 1838 and to Williams county, Ohio in 1848. Being pioneers in this country they settled in the woods on a farm on the township line two miles south-west from Bryan. On this farm both Jacob BROWN and his wife continued to live until death. Jacob BROWN died January 1st., 1890. Katherine BROWN died January 10, 1903, aged 86 years, and two months. To Jacob and Katherine BROWN were born four sons and five daughters. The second son, Reuben BROWN, was killed in action in the battles before Atlanta on August 3, 1864, being a member of Co. A, 38th. O. V. V. I. The rest of the children have grown to maturity. Two of the sons, Abner K. BROWN, of Bridgewater township, and Jacob BROWN, Jr., of Pulaski township, died about six years ago. The youngest son, the five daughters, thirty-four grandchildren, and twenty great-grandchildren survive. Katherine BRENNER belonged to a family of rugged pioneers. Her father, during the latter part of his life, made his home with Jacob BROWN, who died only a few years ago. Three of her sisters, each of them being more than three score and ten years old have died during the past two years. Two of her brothers, Godfrey BRENNER, who lives on South Main street, and Jacob BRENNER, who lives in Center township, are well advanced in years. She had been enjoying very good health until about four weeks ago when she fell and broke her leg. Not recovering from the shock, she passed away. Her remains were laid to rest in Brown's cemetery.
HITT - Edmond Lee HITT was born August 18th., 1885, and died January 2d., 1903, aged 17 years, 4 months and 14 days. During his illness of four and one-half months he suffered severely. Death relieved him of his sufferings. His spirit returned to the Heavenly Father and his body rests in peace. He leaves a father, mother, two sisters and four brothers to mourn his early departure.
KEPPLER - Mary Elizabeth KEPPLER, nee COOK, was born January 6th. 1884, died at the home of her parents near Edon, Williams Co., Ohio, January 9th., 1903, aged 19 years and three days. At the age of nine years she was converted and united with the Salem class of the Evangelical Association, of which she remained a worthy member till death. Since April 1900 she has been afflicted with a severe cough which eventually developed into tuberculosis and resulted in death. During these years she bore her suffering with patience, always looking to Jesus for assistance. She often said she did not know how she could endure her suffering if it were not for Jesus. In the lone hour of the night she was often heard singing, "Jesus lover of soul", it being her favorite song. The last few days of her sickness she often remarked, "If Jesus would only come and take me home". On May 22, 1902 she was united with C. W. KEPPLER, her married life being of short duration. She leaves a loving husband, father, mother, one brother and many relatives and friends to mourn her early departure. Three weeks before her death she gave some instructions what should be done with her personal effects. She requested that $5.00 be given to the Missionary cause.
Fred ROSE, 21, Hillsdale, Mich., and Ida ROBY, 16, Northwest Twp.
Peter MANEVAL, 22, West Unity, and Bessie GREEK, 18, Kunkle.
From The Bryan Democrat, March 31, 1904
DAWSON - Zedakiah DAWSON was born in Defiance county near Brunersburg, June 1st., 1832, died at his home in Bryan, O., March 26, 1904, aged 71 years, 9 months and 25 days. He was united in marriage Oct., 5th., 1862, with Caroline O., REPLOGLE. There were born to this union ten children, nine of which survive, five boys and four girls. He served his country in the War of the Rebellion in Co. E. 86 O. V. I. He was taken ill and confined in the hospital. After recovery he reenlisted in Co. D. 38 O. V. I. He was one of the oldest residents of Williams county. His occupation till of late years was that of a miller. As such he was widely known thruout the surrounding counties. For a number of years he had been a member of the M. E. church. He was a firm believer in the Divinity of Christ and his power to save. He leaves a wife, five sons, four daughters, thirteen grandchildren, two sisters, and many other relatives and friends to mourn their loss.
HITT - Ellen E. HITT was born in Williams county, O., Sept. 3, 1876, and passed away Monday evening, March 21, 1904, aged 27 years, 5 months and 27 days. She was a member of and an active worker in South Pulaski Christian Church and confessed her Christ in that church in 1894. As the hour of her death drew near she spoke of her assurance of faith in Christ and of her readiness to meet Him in His appointed place of rest and peace, where three sisters and a brother have preceded her. She leaves a sorrowing father and mother, one sister and four brothers, many friends and relatives to mourn her departure and to remember her in love and hope. She was a teacher in the Public Schools thru a period of three years only ceasing her labors when her health failed her. Her life though brief was full of love and tender ministries and emphasizes again that, "We live in deeds, not years-By heart throbs, but not in figures on the dial."
PRUDENT - (Springfield Twp.) Peter PRUDENT died Sunday morning, aged 92 years. He had been a resident of Stryker and vicinity over 40 years. He leaves two daughters, 10 great-grandchildren and 13 grandchildren to mourn. His remains were laid to rest in the French cemetery west of town.
Attorney BEECHLER has purchased the WHITE property on West High street and will remodel it before moving in.
Miss Bertha TRACY is here from Grand Rapids, Mich., for her third season with Mrs. ADAMS as designer.
We have our bakery started and will try to please you with the choicest of baked goods. - J. M. KUNKLE
Mr. and Mrs. F. A. WILSON left for their home at Rome City, Ind., after spending part of the winter with Mrs. WILSON's brother, C. C. LLOYD.
Mr. and Mrs. F. W. INGALS were guests of Mrs. INGAL's brother, J. S. HOADLEY of Van Wert, last Wednesday, and while there attended a large party given by the young people.
The Commissioners have let the contract for the building of a new bridge over Beaver Creek to take the place of the one that was destroyed by the recent high water. The contract was given to a Bridge Company at Brooksville, O. Mr. N. H. THOMAS, of Williams Center, overseeing the job.
J. SHELLER lost a cow one day last week.
Grandmother JODREY is on the sick list at this writing.
Amos MONEYSMITH has rented a farm two miles northwest of Bryan and will move thereon soon.
David FLIGHTNER moved to Blakeslee last Wednesday.
Frank SMITH moved his family into David FLIGHTNER's house last Wednesday.
Mrs Albert LOVEJOY is quite poorly.
Mrs. DIVERT is quite poorly at present.
Bert FLIGHTNER and Charles BEATTIE left Sunday for Mansfield where they expect to work this spring.
Mrs. Lizzie SALZMAN and son, Bassel, have been quite sick the past week.
Mrs. Della KNISLEY, of Butler, Ind., spent a couple of days last week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James FISHER.
T. F. BURKHART is appointed administrator of the BURKHART estate.
Charles BRADFORD is doing a good business in the line of groceries in our little village.
F. F. MALER is contemplating moving to town in the near future.
T. F. BURKHART will soon leave for Detroit, Mich., intending to study medicine.
Charles WEAVER has returned home from school at Angola, Ind.
Charles OGDEN will move on a farm near Columbia, Ind.
"I received a copy of the following death notice upon request from the Williams Co Public Library.
It was printed in the Bryan Democrat 11 Sept 1908"
From The Bryan Democrat, March 26, 1909, page 3
KNIGHT - The death of Mrs. Richard KNIGHT, on of the oldest residents of Farmer township, occured Sunday at her home near Parmer of pneumonia. She was ill but a couple of days, and her husband who also has the pneumonia is not expected to recover. Mrs. KNIGHT's age was 88 years and Mr. KNIGHT is somewhat older. They are among the best known and respected citizens of the township. Funeral will be held tomorrow forenoon from the home.
PAXTON - Jane LARKINS PAXTON died Sunday at her home on East Bryan street aged 69 years and six months. She was the mother of George and Cecil PAXTON, residents of Bryan. Funeral services will be held this afternoon from her late home. Interment in Fountain Grove Cemetery.
From The Bryan Press, Nov. 11, 1909
SCHUMAKER - On Nov. 8, aged 23 days, Willard, son of Mr. and Mrs. William SCHUMAKER.
DALEY - On. Nov. 5, aged 9 days, Ellen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest DALEY.
FREEMAN - On Oct. 28, aged 77 years, and 11 days, Miner FREEMAN.
PERKINS - Oct. 23, aged 27 years, 9 months and 6 days, Gertrude FIKE PERKINS.
SCHUMAKER - On Oct. 18, to Mr. and Mrs. William SCHUMAKER, a son, Villard Paul.
SCHMACHTENBERGER - On Nov. 1, to Mr. and Mrs. Chauncey SCHMACHTENBERGER, a son.
DONZE - On Oct. 29, to Mr. and Mrs. Chas. DONZE,a son.
MANON - On Oct. 19, to Mr. and Mrs. Simon MANON, a son.
INGLE - On Oct. 16, to Mr. and Mrs. M. M. INGLE, a son, Denver Evens.
Att'y C. E. SCOTT has begun a suit for W. H. SANDY and against Washington DEAN, for $5,000 damages for injury to the character of the plaintiff who is a tenant on DEAN's farm near Ney. It is set out in the petition that Dean charge SANDY with stealing from the farm last October, but that at the trial of the case before a justice of the peace, SANDY was acquitted. Now he wants damages for the injury sustained by reason of the wrongful charge.
CALKINS & HORTON, the real estate men have begun a suit against E. A. QUILLAUME, of St. Joseph township, for their commission in the sale of his 192 acre farm. They allege that last May QUILLAUME gave them an exclusive contract for the sale of the farm, agreeing that if they secured a certain cash price to pay them a commission of $500. Later, in October, they say he sold the place without consulting them and then refused to pay their commission. C. E. SCOTT represents the plaintiffs in the case.
Newspaper Items - 1910's