Cleveland, NY Obituaries, Oswego Co.  
Cleveland, NY Obituaries
Schuler, Schindler, Wise, Griesmyer Families

Keily, I received a photcopy of these Obits in the mail. The one on Mrs. John  Schuler may be of interest to you. The rest of them tie the Best, Griesmyer, App, and Schuler Families together. You may want to post these on the county website. They may be of interest to those intereseted in German Immigrants,or of the struggles of the glass workers in Cleveland's past. 

These were given to me by Caroll Griesmyer who lives near Columbus Ohio. This is at least the second translation, she copied them from a scrapbook from her mother. Enjoy! Mike Ransom


Mrs. Barbara Schuler- The death of Mrs. Barbara Schuler last week, Dec. 18th, 1899 at the home of Henry Griesmyer Sr. took away another of our old people. She had reached the age of 85 years and had spent more than half of it in the village. Funeral services were held last Saturday, Rev. Fr. Mertens officiating.

Schuler, Gotlieb; died April 29, 1876. A highly respected young man, employed as glass blower in Caswell and Getman’s works, died Sunday morning after a short illness. His funeral Thursday morning at the Catholic Church was largely attended. Both factories through respect to the deceased, blocked fire, and the workmen turned out in body to the funeral. He leaves a wife and two children to mourn his untimely death.

John Schuler- Word was received here Thursday of the death in Wilcox, Pa. early Thursday morning, April 4, 1940 of John Schuler, 94, an old resident and employee of the Canastota Glass Factory and former operator of a hotel in Barlow St. Schuler originally came to Canastota (from Cleveland) when the glass company worked here and later moved away with the company. He is survived by 15 grandchildren, and two sons Elmer and Charles Schuler of Wilcox.

Mrs. John Schuler, died at her home at Wilcox, Pa. Wednesday February 2nd, 1914 in the 70th year of her age. She was born in Germany and came to this country with her parents, the late Mr. & Mrs. Michael Best, when about 2 years of age and spent more than half her life as a resident of Cleveland. On July 10th, 1866 she was united in marriage to John Schuler also a resident of Cleveland, and about 30 years ago they moved to Pennsylvania in various glass manufacturing towns one of which they made their home. In mentioning her death a Wilcox paper says “Mrs. Schuler was a gentle kindly woman who was valued not only in her family circle but by neighbors and friends who will feel her loss”. Mr. & Mrs. Schuler and family were planning a family reunion next July when it was expected to celebrate their golden anniversary. Funeral services were held from the home at Wilcox, Friday afternoon, Rev. Paul Ernest rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Kane, Pa. Officiating. Burial at Wilcox. Mr. & Mrs. Frank Best and son Paul, and Charles Ladue and daughter Edith of Mt. Jewett, Pa. were among the relatives attending the funeral. Besides her husband she is survived by one daughter, and two sons, also five brothers, William, John, Charles, and Frank Best of Cleveland, and Louis Best of Oneida, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Leonard and Margaret Watson of Cleveland.

John Schindler drowned in Oneida Lake, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1890, just before noon a party consisting of John Schindler, Fred Kime, and John Griesmyer got into Ed Sanders sailboat and started off for a short pleasure trip. A strong wind capsized the boat, when they were opposite T. Faulkner’s house, Schindler stood up against the mast and was thrown into the lake. Schindler started to swim to shore while the other hung on the boat. Schindler became exhausted and drowned. His body was recovered later by Henry Griesmyer and Ike Drum.

Mrs. Anna Wise, died Saturday morning ______,1930, about 10 o’clock at the home of her son, Henry Wise, with who she had lived for a few months. She was the widow of the late August Wise and had resided in Cleveland most of her life, having come to this country from Germany when nine years old. She was 85 years of age. She is survived by her son August Wise of Cleveland, Mrs. John Flarity, a stepdaughter, and one stepson August Wise of Ithaca. (She is Anna Schuler, sister of Barbara Schuler)

John J. Griesmyer, 59, a native of Cleveland, N.Y. died suddenly of heart trouble at Jersey Shore, Pa., where he has been employed for sometime past. He was born in Cleveland, the son of Mr. & Mrs. Henry Griesmyer Sr., deceased. Since the window glass industries were closed here he had been employed elsewhere. Surviving are his wife Mary, one daughter, Miss Ruth and a son Alfred. Funeral at Cleveland.

Henry Griesmyer Sr., 80, died in the Soldiers and Sailors Home at Bath, N.Y. April17th, 1915. (This was his birthday.) He was born in Baden, Germany on April 17th, 1835 and came to America at an early age, settling in Cleveland in 1856 and was employed in the glass factories. He enlisted August 25th, 1862 to serve three years as a private in Company “H” of the 110th Regt. New York volunteers at Oswego, N.Y., under Col. D.C. Littlejohn. He fought in many battles of the Civil War and was mustered out in Syracuse, N.Y. Sept. 8th, 1865, three years and six days after being mustered in. He was a glass worker by trade and a very well versed man in current and past events. He assisted and contributed towards the publication of the history of Oswego County, written by Crisfield Johnson, which was in chronological order from 1615 to 1877. He is survived by three sons: Henry Jr. and Anthony of Cleveland and John of Jersey Shore Pa., besides several grandchildren. His funeral took place from the home of his son Anthony with a requiem mass at St. Mary’s Church. Interment in the family plot in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Mrs. Henry Griesmyer, Sr. died at her home, Kathryn St., Sunday morning October 26, 1913, after an illness extending over several years. Barbara Schuler was born in Baden, Germany seventy one years ago last February and when 11 years old came to America with her parents. They soon came to Cleveland and settled and this has been her home since. About 57 years ago she was united in marriage with Henry Griesmyer. Five children were born to them a daughter who died when young and four sons. The sons are Henry Jr. and John of Cleveland, Leo of Oneida, and Anthony of Niagara Falls. She is survived by a sister Mrs. August Wise and a brother John Schuler of Wilcox, Pa. Funeral services were held from the home and at ten o’clock Wednesday morning from St. Mary’s Church of which she has long been a communicant, by the pastor, Rev. J.B. Mertens. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Among those from out of town attending were Mrs. William Manley of Utica, Mrs. Emma Flarity, Auburn; Leo Griesmyer, wife, daughter Edna and son Gussie, of Oneida; Mr. & Mrs. Frank Griesmyer, Kenwood; Mark Griesmyer, Syracuse; Fred Griesmyer, Auburn: Elmer Griesmyer, Renovo, Pa.; and William Griesmyer, of Sherrill.

Mrs. Henry Griesmyer, Jr. died at her home in Bridge St. Thursday afternoon Sept. 8, 1904, after several months of illness. Carrie App was born in North Bay, N.Y., Friday, September 16th, 1859, the daughter of the late Martin and Caroline App and came to Cleveland with her parents at an early age. And here had always made her home. She was united in marriage to Henry Griesmyer Jr. Thursday January 8, 1885, at St. Mary’s Church by Rev. J.B. Greene. She was the mother of six boys; Francis, Mark, Frederick, Elmer, Aloysius, and William who with their father survive. She is also survived by her father Martin App, two brothers, George of Cleveland, and John of Denver Colo. Funeral services were held from the home and at ten o’clock Saturday morning from St. Mary’s Church, Rev. J.B. Mertens officiating and burial was in the family plot at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Such is the brief history of her life. How faithful, noble and true that life was. We who knew her best are loath to speak We might fondly recall the most tender memories and deeds of self sacrificing devotion; of earnest, patient labors in the cause of religion and benevolence; of the deep love and reverence for all that was good and true and just; but we feel that these can be left unsaid. O loyal heart of Rest! Through thy loved presence has gone from us, and deepest sorrow remains, yer we realize that thy spirit has awakened in a fairer home, where greed enters not, and life is eternal.

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