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Fannie (Vonier) Aesch1iman, daughter of Andrew and Catharine Vonier, was born in Etoben, Alsace Loraine; *Franche, November 20, 1863. After being bedfast for four weeks she peacefully fell asleep at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Richer of Wauseon, Ohio, Jan. 13, 1956,
at the age of 92 years, 1 month, and 24 days. When she was 9 years of age she came with her parents to this country and settled near Archbold, Ohio.
On Apri1 10, 1883,
she was united in marriage to Theophilus Aeschliman. This union was
In her younger years
she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and united with the
'Tis hard "to part
with 'Mother, dear,
The family expresses. their heartfelt thanks for prayers, sympathies and flowers, and to all who assisted during the sickness, death and-burial of Mother. Fannie Aeschliman Family.
Mrs. Elizabeth A, (Lizzie) Aschliman, 78, of 306 Lincoln Street in Archbold, died suddenly early
Monday morning at her home. She was born at Rome, Iowa, moving to the Stryker area in 1911 and living in Archbold since 1945. She worked at Archbold Ladder Co. from 1950 to 1968 and was a member of the Lockport Mennonite Church neat Stryker. She is survived by her husband, Cletus; two sons; Stanley of Stryker and Verdene of Archbold; two daughters; Mrs. Phyllis Roth of Fayette and Mrs. Richard (Shirley) Crampton of Fremont, Indiana ; 19 grandchildren; 15 great grand- children, and two brothers, Willard Wyse of Allegan, Michigan and D..B. Wyse of West Unity. Services will be held Thursday at 10:30 at the Lockport Mennonite Church with Rev, Keith Leinbach, Rev. Walter Stuckey and Rev: Archie Graber officiating. Interment will be in the Lockport Cemetery. Short Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Jacob Bernath, son of John and Susan Bernath, was born July ?24, 1855 in German Township, Fulton County, Ohio; died at his home in Burlington, O., Sept. 16, 1944 at the ripe old age of 89 years, 1 month, 22 days. On Sept. 27, 1874 he was united in marriage with Miss Fanny Lauber. To this union were born six sons and four daughters: Lewis, Charles, Frank, John, Harry, Jesse, Emma, Ella, Ida and Fanny. On Dec. 4, 1891 his companion passed away. On Feb. 22, 1895
he was united in marriage with Miss Ida Bernath. To this union were born three children: Howard, Mabel and Florence. All his brothers and sisters, a companion, two sons: Frank and Howard;
two daughters: Ida and Fanny preceded him in death.
He leaves a faithful
wife and nine children: Mrs. A. M. Burkholder, Wauseon, O.; Lewis Bernath,
Elmira, O.; Charles Bernath, Stryker, O.; John Bernath, Tedrow, O.; Mrs.
Harvey Nofziger, Elmira, O.; Harry Bernath, Tedrow; Jesse Bernath, Delta,
O.; Mrs. Lloyd Leu, Tedrow; -Mrs. Ralph Miller, Elmira; sixty grandchildren;
eighty-five great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends
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1918 THREE KILLED
Three Victims of Accident are Perry Nofziger, Alma Grieser and Eve Burkholder
Five Cousins Victims of Auto Accident at Archbold Sunday that Proves Fatal to Three - Perry Nofziger, Alma Grieser, Eva Burkholder. One of: the most shocking accidents of recent years in Fulton county was that which occurred last Sunday night on the Main street crossing of the New York Central railway in Archbold. Five young people; all cousins, were returning to their homes in
a Ford automobile after having spent the day with an uncle, Mr. Peter Burkholder in Archbold. They were driving north through Archbold and at the New York Central crossing were compelled
to stop to allow an east bound freight train to pass. Witnesses state that it was between 8:30 and 9:15 when the accident occurred and the gateman was not on duty; it is also stated by some that an automobile preceded the one in which the young people were riding and crossed the tracks immediately after the freight train had passed. The auto in which the young people were riding followed the first auto, but the step on the engine of the second section of fast passenger train No. 48, west bound, caught the rear end of their auto, carrying it about 100 feet, killing
the three occupants of the rear seat and injuring the occupants of the front seat. The dead are: Perry Nofziger, son of Mrs. Eli Nofziger, instantly killed, body badly mangled; Alma *Gireser, 22; daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Grieser, instantly killed; body,. torn and: broken; Eve Burkholder,22, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Burkholder .of Pettisville, injured so badly that she was unconscious and died about, an hour after the accident occurred in the office of Dr. I. L. Coy. The occupants of the front seat, who escaped with their lives, were: Harvey Grieser, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan *Grisier, who sustained bruises on the head. and body, but was able to walk about, and Bertha Burkholder, 20, daughter of. Mr. and Mrs. David Burkholder, sister of Eve Burkholder, who was killed, who suffered a severe shock, but sustained no visible injuries. The dead and injured were taken to the nearby office of Dr. I. L. Coy, from which place the dead were; taken to the undertaking rooms. The deepest sympathy is felt by the entire countryside for the families
into which death has come in a sudden and shocking manner.
COUPLE BURIED SIDE BY SIDE
By ministers of the
Amish-Mennonite congregations. There are no words to convey the great sympathy
which the people of this vicinity feel for the relatives and friends of
the departed. The sorrows of the community are small indeed in comparison
with the grief of those nearer and dearer to the loved ones that have gone
THREE YOUNG PEOPLE
KILLED TWO STRANGELY ESCAPED DEATH
At 8:30 Sunday evening
five young people were in Perry Nofziger’s Ford. They were going north
and had stopped at the N. Y. C. crossing in Archbold to allow an east-bound
freight to pass.
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Amos C. BURKHOLDER
Amos C., son, of Peter and Barbara Burkholder, was born January 21, 1885, near Archbold,
Ohio, and died instantly when his car was struck by a New York Central train in Archbold, Ohio
on, November 25, 1952, at the age of 67 years, 10 months and 4 days. Amos was united in
marriage to Barbara Beck June 15, 1906.Their union was blessed with three children; Wilma Gallipolis, Ohio; LaVern of Toledo, Ohio; and Maynard, who resides on the home farm at Archbold. His wife, two brothers. and five sisters preceded him in death. There remain to mourn; his sudden departure, two sons; one daughter, five grandchildren and two brothers Noah of Archbold, and David of Blue Ball, Pennsylvania. As a young man he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church of which he was faithfu1 member until his death. He was a loving father and grandfather and will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him,
What did you do when
the darkness fell
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Burkholder Killed At Franklin Street Crossing
67, lost his life Tuesday evening, Nov. 25, at 6:58 when his 1941 Dodge,
The deceased, a widower has three surviving children: Maynard, married and living at home; Lavern, Toledo; Wilma, Columbus. Mr. Burkholder has spent part of his winters in Florida for several years. A retired farmer, he spent his lifetime in this community and was well-known.
SIMON M. BURKHOLDER
Simon M. Burkholder, 70, passed I away in his home southeast of Archbold, Friday morning, following an illness of several days. During the past few years he was not in the best of health,
but able to do considerable work. A service was held in the home, Tuesday, 2:00 p.m., and at 2:30, in the Rupp funeral home, Rev. Wm. J. Rupp officiating. Interment in Archbold Cemetery. Surviving are wife, adopted daughter Mrs. Otto Miller of Maumee, two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, four sisters and three brothers.
Crossing the Bar Sunset and evening star, And one clear call for me! And may there be no moaning of the bar When I put out to sea. Twilight and evening bell, And after that the dark! And may there be no sadness of farewell, When I embark! For though from out the bourne of time and place The flood may bear me far, I hope to see my Pilot face to face When I have crossed the bar.
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Elmer Lantz, 62, passed away, Friday in his home in Toledo. He had suffered a stroke the previous Monday. Funeral services were held In a Toledo mortuary, Sunday evening, and at the Union church, Pettisville, Monday afternoon. Interment in Pettisville cemetery. Surviving are wife, four sisters: Mrs. Cora Eicher of Ft. Wayne, Mrs. Chris. Rupp, Mrs. Clarence Rychener, Mrs. Harvey Rupp, all of Pettisville; four brothers: Mr. Sam. Lantz, Fayette, Mr. Ervin Lantz, Toledo,
Mrs. Wm. Lantz, and Mr. A. J. Lantz, Pettisville. The deceased had operated a market in Toledo for the past ten years previous to that time living In Pettisville.
Melvin J. Schmucker
On September 6, 1878, in Williams County, Ohio, Melvin J. Schmucker was born. When about twelve years of age he moved with his parents on a farm near Elmira, O., and twenty-three years ago he moved from there to his late home near Pettisville, O. The last three years he has been in failing health, finishing his course early in the *moring of May 16,1945, at the age of 66 years, 8 months and 10 days.
In middle life he accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his Saviour and united with the Central Mennonite Church where he continued fellowship until the end. On January 8, 1913 he was married to Mary Lantz whom he leaves mourning his departure; also one sister, four octogenarian Aunts, a host of Cousins, Nephews, and Nieces, are in bereavement. His parents and three Brothers preceded him. Only one member of the immediate family, his only Sister (Alma) Mrs. Howard Taylor of Stryker, O., remains. Melvin enjoyed company and during the years of poor health he spent many hours just looking out of the window for someone to come to visit him.
"Sometimes you went
away For just a little while, And I could scarcely wait To see again your
smile. I listened for your step, My hand was at the door, And what a joy
it was To have you back once more. "One day you said "Goodby," And
went to see the King, His beauty to behold And precious sheaves to bring;
In eagerness I wait The while I feel my lack. I'm looking hour by hour
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Mrs. Frank ( Grace Rupp) Weber
Grace W. Weber, daughter of Elias F. and Mary Rupp was born near Pettisv1lle, Ohio November 17, 1887. After an extended illness of more than three years she entered into eternal life April 7, 1947 at the age of 59 years 4 months and 20 days. On December 17, 1912 she was united in marriage to Frank Weber. To them were born three children; Lucille, Lawrence and John. Soon after their marriage they moved to Phoenix, Arizona where they lived for four years then they moved to Toledo, Ohio where they resided for two years then moving to Wauseon and later to Pettisville to their present home. When about fourteen years of age Mrs. Weber became a Christian and after moving to Wauseon she with her husband united with the First Methodist church under the pastorate of Rev. Dunham in 1920. For her Christianity was a way of life and it may also be said of her, "For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain." During her illness she bore her pain, patiently, courageously and cheerfully, content that God's will might. be done. Her faith
in God did .not fail, but sustained and strengthened her during the years of anxiety and pain.
The surviving relatives
are her, husband Frank Weber, one daughter, Mrs. Lucille Smith of Piqua,
two sons, Lawrence and John, two grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Stella
Lantz, one brother, Ralph Rupp and many other relatives and friends.
on Friday for Mrs. Frank Weber
(August 21, 1946)
Miss Flora Dimke, Pettisville school teacher for many years passed away Monday morning in Wauseon hospital after failing in health for several months. The body is at the Edgar funeral home, Wauseon, today, Wednesday, Aug. 21, and will be taken to the Pettisville Lutheran church at one o'clock where services will be held at 3:00, conducted by Rev. Charles Born of Toledo. Interment in Pettisville cemetery. Surviving are sister Clara, brothers Fred of Ft. Wayne and Will of Grafton, O., nieces and nephews. She was unable to finish her school year at Pettisville.
Mrs. Mary Zimmerman
Mrs. Mary Zimmerman, 79, passed away at her home in Wauseon Monday of last week after a few days illness following stroke of paralysis. Funeral services were held last Thursday afternoon at First Congregational church, Wauseon. Interment in Lauber Hill, cemetery. Surviving are five daughters, two step-daughters, two step-sons, two brothers.
Five children mourn her departure. They are, Mrs. Minnie Rowe, Ridgeville Corners; Mrs. Bertha Smith, Detroit; Mrs. Byronna Wiseman,. Wauseon; Miss Vera and Miss Merlin Zimmerman at home. There are also five step-children, George Zimmerman, Clarence Zimmerman, Mrs. Oliver Ernst, Mrs. Fred Hoffman, and Mrs. Mary Longaker.
Friends may call
at the Edgar Funeral Home until Thursday noon.
Harold Brehm, 53, passed away Monday morning, July 21, 1947 at his home southeast of Delta. He had been ill since November; death was due to cancer. Funeral services will be held at Lauber Hill church Thursday afternoon at 2:30 with interment in church cemetery. Surviving are wife, four sons, one daughter, grandchild, three sisters, brother, mother, Mrs. Adolph Brehm.
Brehm, 54, Taken By Death
Samuel Krieger, 75, passed away Monday evening in the Delta Convalescent home after 17 weeks illness following a stroke. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 1:30 p.m., in the Edgar funeral home, Wauseon. Interment in Pettisville cemetery. Surviving are widow, three daughters, son, ten grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, brother and sister.
Lydia M. Grieser
Lydia M. Grieser, daughter of John and Cathrine (Nofzinger) Baer, was born in Fulton County, Ohio, Sept. 13, 1873, departed this life at her home in Archbold, Ohio; Jan. 15, 1944 at the age of. 70 years, 4 months, and 2 days. On Nov. 3 1892 she was united in marriage to Jacob Grieser; they shared the joys and sorrows of life together for over 51 years. This union was blessed with four children (two sons and two daughters): Mrs. Ella M. Coon of Wauseon, Ohio; Charles J., Nelson R., and Mabel C., (Mrs. Lee Riegsecker) all of Archbold.
She leaves to mourn
their loss: her sorrowing companion; four children, 15 grandchildren, one
brother, Joseph N. Baer of. Archbold, Ohio, and a host of other near relatives
and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son-in-law,
three infant grandchildren, and .three sisters. She accepted Christ
as her personal Savior in her younger years and united with the Mennonite
Church and remained faithful until death. Mother enjoyed good health
until t about a year ago, since then she spent most of the time in bed,
bearing her suffering patiently and constantly expressing herself that
the "Lord's" Will be done." All members of her immediate
"Abide, O faithful
We want to express our sincere thanks to all our neighbors and friends for all acts of kindness during the illness, death and burial of my wife and our mother for flowers, help and every act of kindness. Jacob Grieser and family ]
(JAN 2 1944)
George Reith, age 94 passed away Sunday in the home of his niece, Mrs. Elmer Lantz at 1326 Kelsey avenue, Toledo. Funeral services will be held this afternoon *Wdnesday, at two o'clock in the Union church, Pettisville. Burial in Pettisville cemetery. Mr. Reith was associated with the
New York Central Railroad for 22 years. He is survived by a daughter, Miss Carrie Reith of Chicago, Illinois.
(March 4, 1944)
Simon Rychener, age 72, passed away suddenly, Saturday afternoon, March 4, in his home in Pettisville. He had been failing in health the past few years suffering from heart trouble. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock in the Lauber Hill church conducted by Rev. Wm. J. Rupp. Interment in Pettisville cemetery. Surviving are two daughters, five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles of Pettisville and Menno of Harlingen, Texas.
Katie (Roth) Burkholder was born in Allen County, Ind., Nov. 22, 1859. At the age of five years she came with her parents to Fulton county Ohio, where she lived the remainder of her life. And died
at the home of her sister, Mrs. Peter H. Short near Pettisville, Ohio, Feb. 3, 1944 at the age of 84 years, 2 months, 12 days. On. November 19, 1903 she was married to Peter F. Burkholder, who preceded her in death April 7, 1917.
In her youth she
accepted Christ as her SAVOUR and LORD, and became a member of the Mennonite
Church, and remained faithful to the end. Her kind and loving disposition
was appreciated by all, and especially by children, She bore her affliction
with patience, looking to
There remain to mourn
her departure: two sisters, Mrs. Anna Short and Mrs. Fannie Leichty;
God knew that she was suffering, That the hills were hard to climb, So he closed her weary eyelids, And whispered Peace be thine, Away in the beautiful hills of God, By the valley of Peace so fair, Some time, some day, we know not when, We will meet our loved one there.
Card Of Thanks We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to all kind relatives and friends who in any way assisted during the sickness, death and burial of Mrs. Katie Burkholder. Mrs. Peter H. Short, Nelson Short and Family.
Mattie Rychener Schmucker
Mattie Rychener Schmucker was born in German Township, Ohio, January 2, 1852, and took her longed-for departure from this life at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Howard Taylor in Stryker, Ohio, Oct. 19, 1944, aged 92 years, 9 months and 17 days. On January 18, 1872 she was
united in marriage to Jeff Schmucker and this union wan blessed with four sons and one daughter. Her husband and three sons: Albert, William and Ellery preceded her in death.
She leaves to mourn their loss: one son, Mel of Wauseon, Ohio, and one daughter, Elma, Mrs. Howard Taylor, and an adopted daughter Lola, Mrs. Claud Buehrer, both of Stryker, Ohio; one brother, Jake of Napoleon; 8 grand-children and 3 great-grandchildren; also many other relatives and friends.
In her early years
she accepted Christ as her personal Savior and found Him precious to her
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The Family. --Mr. and Mrs. Howard Taylor and Family, /Mr. and Mrs. Mel. Schmucker, Mrs.. A. J. Schmucker and Family, Mr. and Mrs. Claud Buehrer.
VIOLA MAE QUILLET
Viola Mae Quillet, daughter of William and Elizabeth Rupp, was born Sept. 14, 1921, near Elmira, Ohio, where she graced as a jewel the home of her parents. She graduated from Archbold high- school in 1939, then attended business college in Toledo for a time, after which she was employed as bookkeeper with Saunders' builder supply at Wauseon, O. On Sept. 24, 1941 she was united in marriage with Verl Quillet of near Tedrow where they were for a time engaged in farming. When her husband was called in the service, she again engaged in bookkeeping at Wauseon foundry which she continued until early this present year. Two children were born to them, Vitus Dean and William Howard. She departed this life May the 8th, 1947, at Wauseon Hospital.
There remain to mourn
their loss, her loving husband Verl, and dear little Vitus Dean, her parents,
four brothers and two sisters, John H. Rupp and Ervin W. Rupp of Archbold,
O., Vernon G. Rupp
A lovely bud had burst to bloom, And made us glad a day But then came Death will all its gloom And made it fade away. Her fragrance; yet is with us here Thru memories always sweet, Oh!' may we meet again, Above; And make our joy complete.
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Levi Beck, son of Peter and Catherine Beck, was born near Archbold, Ohio, Aug: 7, 1869; died
on May 8, 1947, at his home in Pettisville, Ohio, at the age of 77 years; 9 months and 1 day. He
was united in marriage to: Kate. Freyenberger, Dec. 5, 189? sharing the joys and sorrows of life together for over 53 years.
He leaves to mourn their loss his loving companion, 5 sons: William of Toledo,. O., Frank of Bryan, O., Edward of Toledo, O., Harvey of Pettisville, O., Walter of West Unity, O., also three daughters, (Edna) Mrs. Clayton Mininger, Wauseon, O., (Herma) Mrs. Simon Krieger living with her parents, and,(Lucille) Mrs. Albert Stull, Scottdale, Pa.; 22 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren: one brother, Eli; one sister Mrs. Eliza Amstutz, and a host of other near relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, one grand ____, one great-grandson, four brothers and three sisters.
Bro. Beck accepted Christ as his personal Savior in his younger years and united with the Mennonite Church of Fulton County, Ohio, and was a faithful member of the West Clinton Church unto death. He was a kind and loving husband and father, and a helpful neighbor. He enjoyed good health until about 18 months ago, when it began to fail and he gradually grew weaker, until last Thursday evening at sunset the Lord took him home.
"Oh dear father,
how we miss you, Since your place is vacant here, But you'll
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MRS. ELLA D. KING
We have come to pay loving; tribute to Mrs. Ella D. King who was born on June 5, 1861, and died May 23, 1947, at the age of 85 years. 11 months and 17 days. Early in life she confessed Christ as her Saviour and united with the Methodist church of Windham, Ohio. Sometime later she transferred her membership to the Missionary Church of Pettisville Ohio remaining a faithful member until death.
Bereft by her departure
are the following: one daughter, Mrs. D W. Nofziger, of Pettisville Ohio,
two sons, Edward and Freeman of Windham, Ohio, eight grandchildren, eighteen
great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren. She spent most
of her life in this vicinity
We wish to thank all who in any way assisted us during the illness at the time of the death and burial of Mother. The Family.
FRANCES THRESA MYERS
Frances Thresa Myers, born May 27, 1869, daughter of Ambrose and Thresa Miller, passed: away Dec. 24, 1947, at the age of 78 years, 6 months and 27 days. She was born and lived almost her entire life in and near Ridgeville Corners, Ohio. She was united in marriage to Daniel Myers on Nov. 24, 1892. To this union four children were born: Clayton and Lee of Detroit, Mich., Rineldo of Delta, O., and Mrs. Ray Kinder of Wauseon. Her husband preceded .her in , death on Oct. 29; 1923.
She is survived by her three sons, one daughter, 9 grandchildren, two sisters: Mary Spengler, of Pettisville, and Elizabeth Myers of Ridgeville Corners; one brother, Ambrose Miler of Ridgeville Corner, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services were held at 2 p.m., Friday, Dec. 26, 1947, in the Penrod Funeral Home, Wauseon, O., and at 2:30 in the Congregational Church, Rldgevl1le Corners; with burial in the Ridgeville Corners cemetery. Rev. Wilard Thomas, Delta, officiated.
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Jonathan H. Burkholder, born Sept. 26, 1866, Henry County, Ohio, passed away Jan. 21, 1946
at the age of 79 years, 3 months and 25 days. .Just a few days preceding his departure a major operation was performed but strength could not be regained. Marriage vows were exchanged
with Emma Baer, Sept. 27, 1888. The home was blest with eleven : children, six having
preceded him in death. Left to mourn his departure are his companion, five children: Eitha
(Mrs. Martin Henry), Enos H., George E., Frieda (Mrs. Thomas Brinkman), and Frank E.;
12 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; one brother Chris, of Wauseon, and one sister Mrs. Christina Eicher of Toledo; besides many other relatives and friends. With the exception of the last three years spent in Archbold, the family lived for the most part in Henry County. Seven years ago last September they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.
Early in his life
he confessed Christ as Saviour and united with the Defenseless Mennonite
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Emma Burkholder nee Baer, born Feb. 19, 1869, Henry County, Ohio, passed away May 18, 1947, at the age of 78 years, 2 months and 20 days. For the last 8 months her health was failing. At times she suffered severe pain but the last few days of her life she seemed to be regaining strength, and death came suddenly. Marriage vows were exchanged with *Jonothan Burkholder, Sept. 27, 1888, The home was blest with eleven children, With the exception of nine years spent
in Archbold and about one in Wauseon, she spent most of her life quietly on the farm. Eight years ago last September she with her husband celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. Early in her life she confessed Christ as her personal Saviour and united with the Defenseless Mennonite Church of Archbold, Ohio. her departure are four brothers: Aaron Baer of Mt. Pleasant, Mich., Elmer Baer of Elkhart; Ind., Frank Baer of Archbold, Ohio, and Ira Baer of Remus, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. Jemima DeLong of Wauseon, Ohio; five children: Enos of Wauseon, George of Napoleon, Frank of Wauseon, Mrs. Martin Henry and Mrs. Thomas Brinkman, both of Wauseon, O.; 24 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her husband, six, children, and two brothers.
Now our mother's
task is o'er; Now her battle day is past; Now upon the farther shore Safely
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Marion Earl Beaverson
Marion Earl Beaverson, son of Earl C., and Ilva Snyder Beaverson, was born in Clinton Township, Fulton County, Ohio, April 8,1924, and departed this life at the Wauseon Hospital, Sept. 1, 1945, having attained the age of 21 years, 4 months and 23 days. He resigned his will to God at the age of 18, expressing his desire to follow in the footsteps of his Saviour, to which call he remained obedient until death.
He leaves to mourn:
parents, two sisters and three brothers, Harvey, Rosemary, Jon, Eileen,
and James. Also grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of friends.
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We wish to thank the neighbors and friends for their sympathy and kindness shown during our bereavement. Earl Beaverson
HARRY ELMER BURKHOLDER
Harry Elmer, little son of Stanley and Betty Grime Burkholder, was born October 18, 1945, near Archbold, Ohio, and departed this life July 18, 1946 at Memorial Hospital at Wauseon, Ohio, at the age of nine months, after an illness of nearly four weeks, He leaves to mourn his early departure, his parents, three grandparents, one great grandmother, seven aunts and two uncles, and many other relatives, and friends; one grandfather having preceded him in death, Dear little Harry, You've gone to your rest, To dwell with the angels, And by Jesus be blest. Your voice which so often Has bade us rejoice, Will be mingled with loved ones, 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. The funeral was held at the Short Funeral, July 20th,
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Sandra Kay Murphy
Little Sandra Kay, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Murphy, born March 1, 1941, at Pettisville, O., climaxed her stay on earth Sept. 16, 1945 at the age of 4 years, 6 months and 15 days. Saturday evening she eagerly arranged her clothing in preparation for Sunday School the next morning. When morning dawned her little body was ill and by mid-afternoon she was already with her Lord. Her cheerfulness and very promising personality will be missed by her parents; one sister-Sue Ann; her grandparents; besides many other relatives and friends.
Your kindness and sympathy has been deeply appreciated. To any and all who have in any way assisted or expressed sympathy during the illness, death, and burial of our daughter we wish to give our thanks. Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Murphy.
MRS. MARY LAUBER
Mary Lauber, nee Bucher, daughter of Frederick and Mariah Bucher, was born, July 7, 1860, in Lucas County, Ohio. On April 4, 1878, she was united in marriage with Samuel S. Lauber. To this union were born: twelve children. In 1890 she became a member of the Reformed Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member to the end. She was kind and loving mother, rich in wise counsel and admonition of her children; ever striving to set a blameless example before them and all those about her, that they might come out from the world and with her, tread the narrow path.
She departed this life Saturday, October 27, 1945, at the age of 85 years, 3 months and 20 days.
Her husband, one son, Lewis E., one daughter, Marjory, and four grandchildren preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her loss, her five sons, Melvin C., Simon C., Elmer S., Floyd F and Earl V.; five daughters, Mrs. Cora Gearig, Mrs. Emma Beaverson, Mrs. Ida Henry, Mrs. Bertha Quillet and Mrs. Thornetta Leu; thirty-one grandchildren; thirty-nine great-grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
Fare thee well our
loving mother, Now released from fear and pain.
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WILLIAM ORVELL TAYLOR
William Orvell Taylor, son of Orrin T. and Clarinda Peterson Taylor, was born in a log cabin he in the pioneer settlement near Winameg, Pike township, Fulton county, Ohio, May 31st, 1866.
He passed away in his sleep in his home in Archbold early Monday morning, .November 12, 1945, at the age of 79 years, 5 months and 12 days, after ailing in health for seven months. He underwent an operation May 28th and a second operation September 7th with time planned between for recuperation. He seemed to be improving and gaining in strength, able to be about his home and take walks out-of-doors. But an over- taxed heart due too chronic asthma attacks,
in addition to the extra strain from the operations, proved insurmountable.
On February 23rd,
1896, he was united in marriage to Magdalena Rupp and to this union were
born , three children: Orrin R., Vincent W., and Valetta M. His devoted
wife and children survive him as do six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
His passing is the first break in his family circle. When he was
eight years old his father died of injuries in his saw mill. A younger
brother, Frederick, died of what the pioneers called cabin fever, when
a small boy. His mother died in the W. O. Taylor home in 1904. The last
survivor of this family, he was preceded in death
He contributed much
to the civic development and improvement of his beloved Archbold and community,
believed in encouraging those who went ahead, and had great confidence
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Simon G. Krieger
Simon Glenn, son of Simon P. and Caroline Krieger, was born near Archbold, Ohio, July 4, 1910. Died in the home of Levi Beck, Pettisville, Ohio, May 21, 1945, at 5:35 p.m., at the age of 34 years, 10 months and 17 days. On September 14, 1935, he was united in marriage to Herma Kathryn Beck. This union was blessed with one son Roger Lee and one daughter Kathryn Caroline. He was a loving, husband and father and although he had been in ill health for the last 7 years, he has had the strength and courage to carry on with a smile and a good word for everybody. He bore his last affliction of 11 weeks with fortitude and patience.
He leaves to mourn their loss: his wife, Herma; son and daughter, two brothers, 4 sisters, and other relatives and friends. His father, mother and one brother preceded him in death.
HE IS JUST A WAY
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Fannie Baumgartner Moll
Fannie Baumgartner Moll, daughter of Samuel and *Barbra Baumgartner, was born January 19, 1864, in Fulton County, Ohio; Died at the home of her son, Samuel, near Wauseon, Ohio, on July 27,1945, at the age of 81 years, 6 months and 8 days. She was united in marriage with Adam Moll, February 14th, 1886. To this union were born ten children, 6 sons and 4 daughters. Her husband and one daughter preceded her in death.
There remain to mourn
their loss: six sons and three daughters; Ida Weber, Bryan, Samuel, Wauseon,
Louis, Delta, Frank, Detroit, Michigan, Harvey, Wauseon, Clarence, Wauseon,
Florence Myers, Delta, George, Delta, and Helen Ruffer, at ho me; twenty
five grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and many other friends and relatives.
She was a dutiful, loving Mother and
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(Katie Roth Burkholder was her sister)
Anna, daughter of John and Mary Ann Amstutz Roth was born in Allen County, Ind., August 6, 1864, died at her home near Pettisville, Fulton County, Ohio, September 2, 1945, age 81 years, 27 days. As a child with her parents she moved from Allen County, Ind., to Fulton County, Ohio, where she lived the remainder of her life ( except a few years) on the farm where she died. On October 8, 1885 she was united in marriage to Peter H. Short who preceded her in death November 21, 1935. To this union was born one son, Nelson, who survives.
In her youth she
accepted Christ as her Saviour and lived a devoted Christian life to the
end. Her constant concern was the welfare of her household and to give
comfort and cheer to all with
IN MEMORY OF Mrs.
Anna Short, who passed away Sept. 2, 1945. There remain to mourn her departure,
her son Nelson and his wife Allie, two granddaughters, Dorothy and LeAnna,
"Oh, how we will
miss our dear Mother,
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Dear are the memories that never fade of one we knew so well; Sincere and kind in heart and mind, What a wonderful memory she left behind. Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Short Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Short and LeAnna.
Henry Gearig was born December 5,1879 to Daniel and Catherine Gearig in Fulton County,
Ohio, where he also grew up to manhood. On November 25, 1902 he was I united in marriage with Cora Lauber. They made their home in the near neighborhood until 1914 when they purchased the Sowers' farm and came to live on Lauber Hill. They were blessed with six children: three sons, Earl and Willard of Archbold, Ohio, and Ivan of Wauseon, Ohio; three daughters,
Irene (Mrs. Ervin Rupp) Archbold, Helen (Mrs. Eldon Yackee) Wauseon and Mildred (Mrs. Herbert Stevens) at home. He, with his wife, chose to take the cross of Christ upon them and d were united with the church in 1916, and in 1924 he was called by the voice of the church to serve as Deacon, in which calling he proved a faithful servant. He became seriously afflicted in health on May 15th and declined until on Friday, June 23rd, when he was called to his reward at the age of 64 years, 6 months, and 18 days. He was a dutiful husband and father and will be sadly missed
by his family and the church.
There remain to mourn
him: his wife, Cora, and all the forementioned children; also eleven grand
children and one sister, Mrs. Simon Lauber, and many other relatives and
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IN MEMORY OF OUR FATHER
Mrs. Cora Gearig and Family.
Jacob C. Frey, son of Christian and Elizebeth (Conrad) Frey, was he born near Pettisville, Fulton County, Ohio, on September 12, 1865, and passed away at his home in Archbold, O., on Aug.
18, 1944, at the age of 78 years, 11 months at and 6 days. On Oct. 17, 1889, he was united in marriage with Mary Burkholder, who preceded him in ,death June 4, 1933. This home was blessed with fifteen children, of whom five sons, Noah E., Edward B., Simon P., Harvey B, and Ora J., and five daughters, Amanda, Emma (Mrs. C. J. Liechty), Minnie (Mrs. Lloyd Miller), Pearl (Mrs. Sylvan Rupp), and Bessie (Mrs. Chas. Miller) are still living, all residing in this community. There also survive: 49 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends. Beside his companion there preceded him in death, 5 infant children, 6 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. He was the last of a family of six children (two, brothers and three sisters) to answer the call of death. His father died when he was about four years of age. After his brothers and sisters established homes of their own he continued td live on the old homestead, where his mother also lived until 1907, when he moved on his own farm three miles south of Pettisville, O., where he lived until 1938 when he and his daughter Amanda moved to Archbold, O.; where they lived together until his death. He enjoyed good health until about, four years ago when his health began to fail due to a heart ailment, which at times caused him considerable suffering and confined him to his home for about six weeks preceding his death. He bore his sufferings patiently, and frequently expressed his hope, and desire to depart to be with the Lord.
As a young man he
accepted Christ as his Savior, united with the Mennonite Church near Archbold,
O., and there continued in fellowship and service until the end. In 1910,
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Central Mennonite church, conducted by Bro. D. A. Yoder of Elkhart, Ind., and the home Ministers. Text: Rev. 2:10. Burial in Pettisville cemetery.
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WILLIAM HENRY SIGG
William Henry, son of Conrad and Julia Sigg, was born April 9, !871 in Ridgeville township, Henry County, Ohio, and lived his entire life in this community. On December 27, 1894, he was united
in marriage with Lydia Burkholder. They lived in *matrimoney nearly 49 years. To this union 9 children were born, two infants having preceded him to the great beyond. His health began failing about three years ago but he always went on with his duties until about one month ago. On Sunday, May 9th, he became seriously ill and was taken to the Memorial hospital at Wauseon where all was done that human hands could do. He passed away on May 13th at the age of 72 years, 1 month and 4 days.
He leaves to mourn his sadly bereaved wife, 1 daughter, Mrs. Mae Vogalsanger of Pettisville, O.; 6 sons, Milton, Owen and Wilmer, of Archbold, O.; Emery of Tedrow, O.; Raymond of Fayette, O.; and Earl who is serving his country in the south-west Pacific for a little over a year; and 3 grandsons, Wilber, Donald, and Paul Sigg; 3 sisters, Mrs. Hannah Clark, Stryker, Mrs. Clara Buehrer, Topeka, Kansas; and MI's. Elnora Steinbreaker, Delta and his step-mother, Mrs. Catherine Sigg, Wauseon, O., and many relatives and friends.
He has gone from
his loved ones, his children, his wife,
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Christ S. Eicher
Christ S. Eicher was born in Fulton County, west of Archbold, Ohio, February 14, 1867; died at
the home of his oldest daughter, Mrs. Samuel Grieser, December 1, 1943 after a lingering illness of about a year at the age of 76 years, 9 months, 17 days. He was united in marriage to Anna C. Frey, March 20, 1890, who preceded him in death nearly eight years. To this union were born
Eva, wife of Samuel Grieser of Archbold, Ohio; Samuel E., of Albany, Oregon; Ruth, wife of
Alfred Nafziger of Archbold; Reuben of Wauseon, Ohio; Andrew of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; Mrs. Verna Zimmer of Napoleon, O.; Ellen, wife of Lawrence Mull of Toledo, O.; Ervin and Olen of Archbold, O.
He lived for nearly
fifty years in the neighborhood in which he died and was one of the last
of his generation in the neighborhood to depart this life. As a neighbor
he was very helpful and highly esteemed. He accepted Christ as his
Saviour in his youth and united with the Mennonite Church and remained
faithful until death. He was interested in the spiritual welfare
of his family and of
He leaves to mourn his departure: nine children, nineteen (19) grandchildren, two (2) great-grandchildren, four brothers, Dan, Noah, Peter and Henry, all of Archbold, Ohio; three sisters: Mary, wife of John Roth, deceased of Wayland, Iowa; Kate, wife of' Frank Short, deceased, and Eliza, Mrs. Henry Short of Archbold, O., and many other relatives and friends. There preceded him in death one brother, Joseph.
To that far distant
land He has taken his way.
Funeral services were held at the home of Samuel Grieser and at the Central Mennonite Church conducted by Rev. Simon Stuckey and Rev. Roy Sauder, both of Archbold, Rev. Homer North of Nappanee, Ind., and Rev. Simon Beck of Leo, Indiana. Burial at Pettisville Cemetery.
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Dan. D. Burkholder
Dan D., son of Daniel and Katie Burkholder, was born November 18, 1879, near Archbold, Ohio. His entire life was spent in this and the vicinity of Wauseon, Ohio. A little more than thirty-four years ago, on January 6, 1910, he was united in marriage to Erma Rupp. To this union were born: three daughters, Wava, Edna, Ruth, and one son, Marlan. Edna preceded him in death. Parents, three brothers and one sister also *preceeded him. Early in *th morning of Feb. 19, 1944 he answered the call of God, and his spirit took its flight to Him. Who gave it, at the age of 64 years, three months, one day.
Surviving are his wife, two daughters: Mrs. Steven Imes of Wauseon, and Mrs. LaRay Stong of Morenci, and son Marlan, at home; two grandchildren, Patricia Ann and William Dee Imes; four brothers, four sisters, and many relatives and friends. The funeral services were held Tuesday at Edgar funeral home at Wauseon, Rev. Jay F. Hornish officiating, Interment Archbold Cemetery.
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George Rieth, age 94 last September, passed away Sunday in the home of his niece, Mrs. Elmer Lantz in Toledo. Mr. Rieth lived in Pettisville for many years up until a year ago when due to his age he went to live with his niece in Toledo. Funeral service will be held in the local Missionary church on Wednesday afternoon. Burial in Pettisville cemetery.
David Merillat, aged 74 years, 5 months, and 28 days, died at Toledo, 0., Monday evening at nine o'clock, following an illness of six weeks. He was born in German township on October 7, 1868,
to David and Mary Merillat. A farmer by occupation, he had lived on his farm near Tedrow many years. In 1902, he chose as a helpmate, Emma McCullom. To them were born 14 children. One son and one grand-son *preceeding him in death. He, with his wife, accepted the Lord as their Savior and united with the Reformed Mennonite Church in 1914. He was a dutiful and loving husband and father.
He is survived by his wife, Emma, five sons, Walter of Toledo, Vernon of Delta, Francis of Wauseon, Orville who is in the Coast Guard service in Calif., and Kenneth at home. Eight daughters, Mrs. Cloyce Warner, Napoleon, Mrs. Chris. E; Rupp, West Unity, Mrs. Orville Sheffer, Wauseon, Mrs. Wm. Bonnell, Adrian, Mich., Mrs. George Hayes, Archbold, Mrs. Howard Grieser, Wauseon, 'Waunetta, Detroit, Mich., and Alice at home. Also 13 grand-children and four brothers: Daniel, Samuel, Lewis and John, one sister, Mrs. Harry Bernath and many other friends and relatives.
Dear Father, we bid
you a last adieu,
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Barbara (Beck) Burkholder, daughter of the late Christ. and Mary Beck, was born in Fulton county, Ohio, Feb. 21, 1884, died at her home near Archbold, Ohio, April 29, 1943, at the age of 59 years, 2 months and 8 days. Her health began to fail about two years ago and it soon became evident that her affliction was cancer. The nature of her affliction caused her continued and
intense suffering which she bore with christian fortitude, having a desire to regain health and be able to fill her place in the home, where she felt she was greatly needed but always said, "The Lord's Will Be Done." On January 16, 1906, she was united in marriage to Amos C. Burkholder. To this union were born one daughter, Wilma, and two sons, Lavern and Maynard. She accepted Christ as her Saviour and became a member of the Mennonite church and remained faithful to the end. During her affliction the continued exercise of her faith and trust in God caused it to become strong and unshaken and enabled her to give many touching and helpful admonitions to her family and acquaintance. She was a devoted wife, and a kind and loving mother and will be greatly missed in the home and community.
There remain to mourn her departure, her husband, two sons, one daughter, four grandchildren, two brothers four sisters and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services held at the home Bro. Henry Wyse and at the Central Mennonite church by Bro. P. L. Frey and Bro. E. B. Frey. Burial in Pettisville cemetery.
A loving mother so
gentle and kind,
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Ida, daughter of the late Chris. and Mary Beck was born in Fulton county, near Pettisville, Ohio, July 15, 1880. Late in the evening of October 14, 1943, she was struck by a motorcycle 1 ½ miles south of Archbold, 0., and thereby met with instant death, aged 63 yrs., 2 mos., 30 days. She lived with her parents on the farm until 1930 when she with her father moved to Pettisville, 0. About 7 years later her father died after which a niece, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Murphy and their family lived with her until the time of her death. Her sudden passing has come as a severe shock to her relatives as well as the entire community. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and
was by baptism received into the Mennonite church and often spoke of the need of being fully prepared to meet the Lord before the last moments come.
Being without family
responsibility of her own she was very a helpful among her relatives and
The call was sudden,
the shock so severe,
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We cannot say, and
we will not say
The Chris. Beck Family.
Samuel Burkholder, son of Jacob and Susan Burkholder, was born near Ridgeville Corners,
Henry County, Ohio, August 24, 1865 and passed away at St. Vincent's Hospital, Toledo, Ohio, November 13, 1940, having attained the age of 75 years, 2 months and 19 days. On January 2, 1890 he was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Cameron, also of Ridgeville Corners. They were happy to observe their fiftieth wedding anniversary last January 2.
To this union were born nine children, all surviving. While still a young man he became a member of the Reformed Mennonite Church and has been a faithful member to the last. While in the hospital shortly before he passed away he expressed a desire to go to meeting just once more to bid the *brethern and sisters farewell. He stated that, even though he could not be there in body, his mind and spirit would be with them. He had a pleasant and cheerful disposition and was always eager to cultivate new acquaintances, and visit with his old friends. This characteristic will make him be deeply missed by all who have had the privilege of knowing him.
He leaves to mourn
his departure his bereaved wife, one daughter, Susie at home and eight
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The family wishes to take this opportunity to thank the many friends and
neighbors for their kind assistance and expression of sympathy in this
time of sorrow, also to thank their many friends for flowers.
Mrs. Sam Burkholder
MRS. MARY A.SOWER (1943)
Mrs. Mary A. Sower, age 69 years, passed away at the Bluffton hospital, Monday, March 22nd,
at 1 A. M. She had been ailing in health the past month and under went an operation a week ago Tuesday. Services will be held at the Funeral Home in Bluffton, 0., and another will be held today, (Wednesday) at 2:30 P. M. at the Lauber Hill church and interment in church cemetery. She
leaves one daughter, three sons, three grandchildren, four sisters and two brothers. She had
been making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Herma Eberly at McComb, 0., and also with a sister, Mrs. Clarence Steiner near Bluffton, Ohio.
"Once more the Lord
Benjamin Eicher (1941)
Benjamin Eicher, son of Joseph and Catherine Eicher was born in Henry County, Ohio, January 10, 1872, where he grew to manhood, and on November 23, 1899, was united in marriage with Louisa Rice. They lived many years on the old homestead in Henry County, later moving to near Fayette, Ohio. Six years ago they sold their farm and retired to their present home in Burlington. They shared life's joys and sorrows for nearly forty-two years and were blest with a family of seven children, who all survive him. He was a kind, loving husband and father and enjoyed the respect and friendship of a large acquaintance. On Sunday, September 14, while returning home from a visit with friends, he was overtaken in an accident, and was taken to Memorial Hospital where he expired shortly after. He had attained the age of 69 years, 8 months, and 4 days. His passing has brought great sorrow to: his wife, Louisa, who is in serious condition at Memorial Hospital; his children: Mrs. Harold Brehm of Delta, Ohio; Charles of Fayette, Ohio; Mrs. Floyd Crosgrove of Elmira, Ohio; Orvall of Swanton, Ohio; Mrs.Walter Croninger of Defiance, 0.; Maynard of Fayette, and Viola of Wauseon, Ohio; 14 grandchildren and many friends and relatives.
"Farewell our loving
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Mrs. Susie Burkholder
Mrs. Susie Burkholder, aged 70 years, passed away at the home of her son, Joe Burkholder, where she was visiting one mile north of town, Tuesday morning at about five o'clock after an illness of a little over a week. She suffered a stroke of paralysis a week ago Sunday evening and since then she has been helpless and conscious only a part of the time. She was the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rupp who resided one mile east of Elmira. She is survived by eight children, four sons and four daughters. There are also four brothers and one sister who survive her. The body was taken to her old home rear *Ridgville Cors. Wednesday and the funeral will be held from there Friday at twelve o’clock and at the Mennonite church at Lauber hill at two o’clock. Rev John Miller will officiate. (1914)
Mrs. Susie Burkholder
suffered a stroke of paralysis Sunday evening while at the home of her
(Dec 1914) Mrs. Susan Burkholder died at the home of her son Joseph near Wauseon, Tuesday, she had suffered a stroke of paralysis.
Harry Burkholder, son of Daniel and Catherine Burkholder, was born February 26, 1891, in Henry County on the farm that has been his home to the day of his death. On June 19, 1924 he was united in marriage with Elizabeth Weckesser. They were blest with two sons and one daughter. He was a kind, home-loving husband and together with his wife and children made a home and tenderly cared for his Mother in her declining years, who preceded him to her reward in August, 1937. His Father also preceding him was laid to rest 21 years today. Two brothers and one sister also died in infancy. He departed this life December 15, at the age of 48 years, 9 months and 19 days.
There remain to mourn his departure, his wife, Elizabeth and their three children, Stanley, Murel and Lois. Five *brother, Simeon, John and Edward of Archbold, Daniel of Wauseon, and Ezra of West Unity. Also four sisters: Mrs. Wm. Sigg, Mrs. Emma Kleck, Mrs. Samuel Wiederkehr, and Mrs. Jacob Rupp, and many other friends and relatives.
"What is Life?" asks
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Mrs. George Reith
Mrs. George Reith, age 73, passed away in her home in Pettisville, Monday, Jan. 8th, after failing in health for several months. Funeral service was held in the home, Thursday afternoon with Rev. Paul Steiner officiating. Burial was made in Pettisville cemetery.
JOHN F. RUPP
John F. Rupp, 79 years of age last July, passed away in his home in Pettisville, Monday, at 2:30 o'clock p. m. After five days illness he took seriously ill last Thursday noon and had been ailing
the past year with heart trouble. Funeral service will be held Friday at 10:00 o'clock a. m., in the Union church, conducted by Rev. Paul Steiner. Burial will be made in Pettisville cemetery. Leaves widow, daughter Clara, four sisters: Mrs. Hannah Yaggy of Van Nuys, Calif.; Mrs. Lydia Yaggy of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; Mrs. Leah Waldvogel and Mrs. Elizabeth Amstutz; two brothers Mr. Lewis Rupp and Mr. Chris. Rupp of Pettisville.
MRS. WILL WEBER (Mary Rupp)
Mrs. Will Weber, 65, passed away in her home in Pettisville, Friday. March 15th. She had been
in poor health for several years. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Pettisville Missionary church, conducted by Rev. Paul Steiner. Burial in Pettisville cemetery. She leaves husband, two sons, four sisters, and three brothers.
“Be not afraid, ye'
waiting hearts that weep,
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We wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to neighbors, friends and relatives
.Jacob Endress, age 59, passed away in his home east of Wauseon, Monday morning at 9:00 o'clock. Funeral will be held Thursday morning at 9:00 in St. Casper's Catholic church in Wauseon. Burial in church cemetery. He leaves widow, brother John of Detroit, .and two daughters who live in Austria.
Daniel French Wyse
Daniel French Wyse, born Feb. 8, 1861; died March 23, 1940, age 79 years, 1 month, 15 days.
He was born on a farm north of Lauber Hill and spent most of his life in and around Archbold.
He leaves to mourn his loss: two sons, one daughter, seven grandchildren and a host of friends.
Card of Thanks We wish to express our sincerest thanks to everyone who helped and comforted us in the time of the loss of our father, Darnel F. Wyse.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer F. Wyse and Family,
Mr. and Mrs. Romeo P. Wyse and Family,
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Ruffer.
MRS. MARY BERNATH
(1940) Mrs. Mary Bernath, 76, passed away Sunday, Oct. 5th, in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Geo. Zimmerman near Wauseon, after ailing the past five weeks. Funeral service will be held today, Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock in Lauber Hill Reformed Mennonite church, conducted by Rev. W. J. Rupp. Interment in church cemetery. Leaves five daughters and seven sons, 35 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren. She was the remaining one of her family.
MRS. WM. H. BENDER
Mrs. Wm. H. Bender, 73, passed away in her home near Wauseon, Friday, following a heart attack the previous evening. She had been in ill health the past winter. Funeral was at Lauber Hill church, Monday morning. Burial in church cemetery. The deceased is survived by husband, four sons: Wm. of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Edwin of Morenci, Mich.; Frank and John of near Wauseon, 0.;
three daughters: Mrs. Anna Croninger, Ada and Mary at home; 16 grandchildren; two brothers: J. E. Plettner of Tedrow, 0.; J. N. Plettner of Archbold; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Reckner of Tecumseh, Michigan.
Mrs. FANNY NEUENSCHWANDER
Mrs. Fanny Neuenschwander, 84, died at her home in Pettisville, Dec. 20th, following a short illness. Funeral services were held at Lauber Hill church, Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev.
Wm. Rupp. Burial in church cemetery. She leaves two daughters. Mrs. Cora Gottschalk, Wauseon and Mrs. Edna McDonald of Toledo; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Vernier of Toledo and Miss Mary Bender of Pettisville; one brother, Mose Bender of Whitehouse and eight grand-children.
Mary Bender, age 82 years, passed away Saturday evening in the home of her niece Mrs. Geo. Myers near Tedrow. Her health had been poor for seven months. She had lived with Mrs. Myers since the death of her sister, Mrs. Fannie Neuenschwander in December. The two had lived in Pettisville for many years. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, July 25th, at 2:00 o'clock in the Lauber Hill church, with Rev. W. J. Rupp in charge. Burial in church cemetery. July 25th would have marked her 82nd birthday anniversary. She leaves sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Vernier of Toledo, brother, Mr. Moses Bender of Whitehouse, Ohio.
John T. Weber
John T. Weber was born in Shaufauzen, Switzerland, November 12, 1859, passed away at his home June 13, 1939, at the age of 79 years, 7 months 1 day. He was united in marriage to Leah Wyse, March 22, 1883; with whom he shared life's joys and sorrows for over 53 years; she having gone to her rest August 13, 1936. He grieved greatly over the loss of his dear wife which resulted in slowly failing health. He often expressed his desire and willingness to leave this world of turmoil to be with the Lord. Mr. and Mrs. Weber lived all their married life in this community. To this union five children were born: Elda, Arthur, Clarence, Albert, and Pearl. He was a kind and loving father and grandfather and will be sadly missed by all.
He leaves to mourn their loss: three sons and one daughter; 17 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and a sister Mrs. Barbara Rueger of Tedrow, besides many relatives and friends. A daughter, Elda; a great-grand-son, one sister and three brothers: George T., Jacob S., and Andrew, preceded him in death.
One by one they are
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(1939) 1 same person?
John Gotshall, 85, passed away on Tuesday morning at 11:25 o'clock in the home of his son-in-law Rev. Wm. J. Rupp and family. Funeral service will be held at Lauber Hill church, Tuesday forenoon, at 10:00 o'clock. Burial at Lansdale, Pa., Sunday.
Though long his sojourn,
now 'tis ended,
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Clyde Canfield, age 59 years, passed away suddenly in his home in Wauseon, May 19th, of heart attack. His health had been poor for several years but he had been at his office the day before his death. Funeral was held on Monday afternoon, May 22nd, in Wauseon funeral home. He was a well-known attorney, a member of the firm Paxson & Canfield. He leaves wIdow, and sister Miss Bertha Canfield of Pettisville.
Mrs. Martha (Fraker) Meister
Mrs. Martha Meister passed away in her home in Pettisville, Sunday morning, July 16, 1939. Funeral services were held at the house at 3:30 in the afternoon on July 18, that day being her birthday which made her eighty years of age. The services were conducted by Rev. J. R. Stanforth of Wauseon, assisted by J Rev. Paul Steiner of Pettisville. Mrs. Meister's maiden name was Martha Fraker. She was the daughter of William and Nancy Kryster Fraker, born July, 18, 1859 on the farm 2 ½ miles north of Pettisville. The family consisted of half-sisters, Mrs. Mary Ann Fascett and Mrs. Lizzie Knepper and brothers and sisters Harvey, Lucius, Mrs. Frances Bayes, George Elmer, Mrs. Martha Meister, and Mrs. Josephine Stevens. In her childhood, Martha attended the Kimmerer school. Afterward she attended the old Fayette Normal where she prepared herself in music. For a number of years she taught music at many homes in the county. She found great pleasure in music through life, including her old age. She became a church member at an early age and served as Sunday School and church organist. She was of a cheerful and happy disposition. Martha Fraker was married to John B. Meister at Pettisville, April 30, 1885, where Mr. Meister and his brother, Christ, had established their store. The store is continued in the family. From the time of her marriage Mrs. Meister has resided in Pettisville. Her husband preceded her in death October 6, 1928. Three sons were born, all of whom survive: Ralph, George, and John. One sister, Mrs. Josephine Stevens also survives.
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Sarah Miller Rupp
Sarah, oldest daughter of Christian P. and Catherine Miller, was born in Henry county, Ohio, Oct. 30, 1872. She died in her home in Delta, Ohio, July 22,1938, at the age of 65 years, 8 months
and 22 days. She was united in marriage to Daniel D. Rupp, Nov. 16, 1899. To this union five children were born: four sons and one *daugther. About 45 years ago she accepted the Lord Jesus 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. Mrs. Rupp suffered much the later years of her life with rheumatism, but feeling as well as normal on the 22nd, ate a good meal at
the noon hour, and then she retired to take her usual noon-day rest. She peacefully fell asleep,
this mortal body never to awaken until the morning of the Resurrection when it shall come forth a glorified body. "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, Saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors, and their works do follow them."
She leaves to mourn their loss: husband; one daughter, Mrs. Earl Short of Delta, Ohio; three sons, Elroy of Delta, Maurice of Middlebury, Ind., and Virgil of Shipshewana, Ind.;. two grandchildren, brother, two sisters, besides many relatives and friends. Those that preceded her in death were: one son, Clifford; her father and mother, and one brother.
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Wilma Louise Roth
After a few short years of life, Wilma Louise Roth was called to her eternal rest July 30, 1937, a few hours after her 22nd birthday. She was of a bright, cheerful disposition, meeting everyone with a smile. At an early age she confessed her faith in Christ and united with the Mennonite Church, taking an active part in Sunday School, Young People's meeting and the Literary Society.
She leaves to mourn-her father and mother, Frank and Ada Roth, four sisters: Lucile, Mable, Alta and Kathryn, and friend Ceaphus Schrock. One sister, Mildred, preceded her in death. A large circle of relatives and friends join in mourning her passing.
I cannot say, and
I will not say
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Moses Rupp, youngest and last son of Joseph and Sarah Rupp, was born in German township, January 23, 1855. He lived his entire life near the place of his birth. In 1883 he was united in marriage with Anna Weckesser. To this union were born eight children. Two, Sarah and Moses, also his wife Anna, preceded him in death. To us, his children (and we believe to many others) the Epistle of life that he has written speaks much of devotion and service to his Maker, his family, and his friends. We part from him in sorrow and thank God to have had him as a father and trust that through his example of life, he may continue to serve us in death. He departed this life
January 16, at the age of 82 years, 11 months, and 24 days.
There remain to mourn his departure, six children: Mrs. Charles Ruger of Tedrow; William and Samuel, and Mrs. Harvey Graber of near Elmira; Menno and Mrs. Emery Sigg of Tedrow; 36 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, and a host of friends and relatives.
Our Heavenly, gave
our Earthly, Father to us
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(May 1938) (Funeral, May 31, 1938)
Word was received here Saturday of the death of Henry Weckesser at Sterling, Illinois. Mrs. Catharine Weckesser, Gertrude and John, Mrs. Harry Burkholder and Lois, with other relatives from this community left on Monday to attend the funeral to be held on Tuesday afternoon.
MRS. MARY CARTER
Mr. D. F. Wyse received word Monday morning of the death of his sister, Mrs. Mary Carter, at home in Toledo early Monday. Funeral service will he held Wednesday at 2:00 o'clock p. m., in
a funeral home in Waterville, with Rev. Wm. J. Rupp in charge of the service.
Marlene, 6-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Lantz, passed away Monday morning,
Dec, 20th, in the Wauseon hospital, where she was taken on Sunday. She had a cold and attended school on Monday and Tuesday. Thursday, she developed pneumonia. Funeral service conducted by Rev. E. Herrold will be held at a funeral home in Wauseon. Interment in Wauseon cemetery. The child leaves parents, grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Chris. Burkholder of Wauseon; grandfather Mr. Michael Lantz, Pettisville. - ~.
Ilva Nofzinger 37, passed away Wednesday afternoon, in her home south of Pettisville after an illness of several months, having been confined to her bed for two months. Funeral services were held in the D.- Mennonite church, in Archbold, Saturday morning at ten o'clock, conducted by Rev. E. M. Slagle. Burial in Pettisville cemetery. She leaves 3 sisters: Mrs. Clara Lefforge of Wabash, Ind., Mrs. Marion Rice of West Unity; Mrs. A. B. Huber of Pettisville; brother, Mr. Oliver Nofzinger
of Toledo; three *neices, and eight nephews.
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WALTER C. VOLMER
Walter C. Volmer, son of Jacob and Anna Volmer was born near Delta, Ohio August the fourth 1890. After an illness of three years he passed away in Hines Veterans Hospital near Chicago, December 28th, 1938. At the age of 48 years, 4 months and 24 days. On January 26th, 1921 he was united in marriage to Bess Weber. To this happy union three children were born, Richard, Bettie Jean, and Mary Ann. He was a member of the American Legion, having served in 30 Company 8th, Battalion 158 Depo Brigade from the time of his enlistment to October 1918 when he was transferred to the 8th, Divisional Company, Military Aeronantics at Madison Barracks where he remained until Nov, 7th, when he was transferred to Detachment Air Services Aerial at Fort Ethen, Allen, Vermont. He was honorably discharged December 31st, .1918. As he willingly and efficiently served his country in war, so he served it in all times of peace by living an honest and industrious life. At the time of his death he was a trustee of Clinton Township and also a director of the Fulton County Fair Board. He was devoted to his family and during his long illness his chief concern was for them. He possessed a simple child like faith in God and was confident that God was with him and that he was sustained by His power here and through His mercy he would enter into Eternal Rest.
He leaves to mourn his departure, his faithful wife, three children, Richard, Jean and Mary Ann. Three brothers, Fred and Howard of Delta and George of Harrison Michigan. One sister, Anna having *preceeded him in death the 14th, of last August. He also leaves many other relatives and a host of friends.
A good man never
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Dale, 17-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Huber of near Pettisville passed away in their home, Thursday morning. He had been in bed since July suffering from tuberculosis. The funeral service was held in the D.-Mennonite church in Archbold, on Saturday afternoon, with Rev. E. M Slagle in charge. Burial in Pettisville cemetery. He leaves parents, three brothers, and one sister.
MRS. IRMA CLOYDE
Mrs. Irma Cloyde, age 62, passed away in the Convalescent home it Wauseon, at 11:00 o'clock, Tuesday night. She had been there four days but had been in ill health for some time. It is thought that the shock of the death of her nephew Clyde Canfield hastened her death, her health failing fast the past month. Funeral will be held in the Union church, Pettisville, Friday, at 2:30 o'clock p. m., with Rev. Paul Steiner in charge. Burial in Wauseon cemetery. She leaves two nieces: Miss Bertha Canfield of Pettisville, and Miss Helen Coss of Denver, Colorado, and brother Fred Brierly of Los Angeles, Calif., and a cousin, Mrs. Elmer Baer of Wauseon.
Christian D. Roth
C. D. Roth, 81, passed away at the home of his grand-daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Eicher on January 11, after an illness of only a few days. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Steiner
of Lima at the Reformed Mennonite church, Friday afternoon. Interment in the church cemetery.
He served as minister for the church since 1897. He leaves one son, Henry; four grand-children and five great-grandchildren and many relatives and friends.
He is survived by one son, Henry; four grandchildren: Mrs. Wm. Eicher, Mrs. J. H. Spengler, Mrs. P. R. Laneknau, and Arthur Roth; five great-grandchildren, many other relatives, and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held at the Reformed Mennonite church, Friday, at 2:00 p. m., with Rev. Steiner of Lima, 0., officiating. Burial took place in church cemetery.
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Harmon Spengler, son of Harmon and Mary Spengler, was born March 28, 1854, in Franklin Township. On December 2, 1875 he was united marriage with Susan Gainer. Together they engaged in farming two miles north of his birthplace. There were born to them six sons, one son George dying in infancy. On May 1 1904 Susan was called to her reward. On May 4, 1905 he
was again united in marriage with Mary Lehman. They continued on the farm until 1910 when they retired from farm life and moved to Pettisville where they resided to the time of his death.
He departed this life January 15, 1939 at the age of 84 years, 9 months and 17 days.
There remain to mourn
his departure, his beloved wife Mary, five sons: Charles and Amos
Many years he toiled
Many years he strove
to lead us
Blest the dead who
die in Jesus;
With the eye that
is not carnal,
Heavenly Father grant
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Chris., son of Gottlieb and Anna Beck, was born near Archbold, Fulton county, Ohio, Jan. 14, 1853. He died in his home in Pettisville, Ohio, Feb. 15, 1937, at the age of 84 years,1 month, 1 day. On June 3, 1875, he was united in *marirage to Mary Short, who was called home by death, Dec. 9, 1915. This union was blest with four sons and six daughters; two sons and one daughter died in infancy. They also provided a home for an infant niece, Mrs. Harry Wyse, for two years.
In his younger years, he accepted Christ and united with the Amish Mennonite church in this community, and remained a faithful member until death. His place at church was seldom vacant until a little more than one year ago when his health was such that he was unable to attend. For
the last ten months he was an invalid and required the help of his children, who very cheerfully ministered to his needs.
There remain to mourn
their loss: two sons and five daughters: Mrs. Chris. Miller, Mrs. Harmon
Short, Ida Peter, Mrs. Amos Burkholder, Mrs. William Lantz, all of the
home community, Samuel
"The room is quiet,
all is still,
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Henry Smith, age 74 years, died in his home in Pettisville, Thursday evening, after failing in health for the past few months. Funeral services were held in the Lutheran church in Pettisville, Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. A. G. Wacke. Interment in Pettisville cemetery. He leaves widow, one daughter, one son, and four grandchildren.
DIED IN WAYNE COUNTY
Miss Elizabeth Weckesser, whose home has been in Franklin township, died last Thursday at
the home of Henry Emel in Wayne county to which place she had gone only about two *weens ago. She was a victim of pneumonia and pleurisy. She was born in Germany and Came to this country ,with her parents in the early 80’s. She was a sister of Mrs. Andrew; Plettner and Mrs. Mose Rupp, of near Elmira. Funeral services were held Sunday from the home of Mose Rupp
and at the Mennonite church at Lauber; Hill. She is survived by two brothers, Henry Weckesser of Sterling, Ill., and John Weckesser of near, Pettisville, and five sisters, two of which are residing in Germany. She was 55 years, 8 mo. and 28 days old.
Catherine (nee Keafer) Burkholder
CatherIne Burkholder, nee Keafer, daughter of John and Katie Keafer, was born November 25, 1850 in Fulton county, Ohio. On October 20th, 1870 she was united in marriage to Daniel D. Burkholder, to this union was born 13 children, of which one daughter and two sons *preceeded her in death in infancy. In early life she heeded her convictions arid became willing to openly confess Christ and all through the many years that have since passed. She continuously gave testimony that her treasure was *no in earthly things, but that her life and treasure was hid with Christ in God. She was a loving and dutiful wife and mother, ever willing to sacrifice herself for
her loved ones. Ever seeking divine, guidance in instructing her children and in conducting her
life; and conversation. She departed this life August 21st, 1937 at the age of 86 years, 8 months and 21 days. Her husband preceded her in death December 18, 1918. *here remain to mourn
her departure, four daughters and six sons, 27 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, one sister, one brother, one half-sister, one half-brother and many relatives and friends.
Oh, how fain would
we have kept thee
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MRS. CATHERINE BURKHOLDER
Mrs. Catherine Burkholder, 86, died in her home south of Archbold, Saturday morning. Her health has been poor for several years, and she was bedfast most of the past year. Funeral service was held Tuesday morning at Lauber Hill church, with Rev. Wm. Rupp in charge. Burial in the church cemetery. Leaves sister and brother, half-sister, half-brother, four daughters, six sons, 27 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren. ,
MRS. ORLEN BURKHOLDER
Mrs. Orlen Burkholder, age 31, died in the Wauseon hospital, Sunday, morning. She had been ill with uremic poisoning for a week, and was taken to the hospital, Thursday. The funeral service was held in St. Peter's with Rev. Francis Miller in charge. Burial in church cemetery, She leaves husband, two sons Donald and Robert; two daughters, Rita and Deanna; parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. Schmid of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; four brothers, Herman of Denver, Colo., Carl, Jos. and Henry, all of Detroit; sister, Mrs. Louise Brooks of Ft. Wallace, Fla., all of whom attended the funeral. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schmid of Detroit will care for the little baby.
Henry Brehm, 79, passed away at the Hudson hospital, last Wednesday, where he was taken
from his cottage at Devil's Lake. He became seriously ill the previous Friday. Funeral services were held in Wauseon Friday afternoon. Burial in Smith cemetery. Survived by his wife, and
three brothers: Geo. of Pettisvil1e and Michael and Adolph of Fayette. Recently, the Brehms celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary. For many years they operated a farm in Franklin township and spent their summers at their lake cottage.
MRS. A. E. GRAETZ
Mrs. A. E. Graetz, 70, passed away in her home in Swanton, Wednesday, June 23rd, after ailing in health for the past six months. A short service was held at the home, Saturday afternoon, by Rev. Brinkman of Swanton. The body was brought to Pettisville for burial. She leaves husband, son Francis of Philadelphia. Pa., three grandchildren, five sisters, four brothers. She was
formerly Emma Gaiman.
MOTORCYCLISTS IN CRASH
Samuel Lauber, 24-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Lauber of Elmira, is in the hospital at Angola, Ind. He was riding his motorcycle 'on Sunday afternoon, and met another young man
from Bryan, also on a motorcycle, and they were riding east from Angola to Bryan when they both collided with an automobile going east. Both young men were injured, Samuel Lauber receiving broken bones above and below the knee, and the other had a bad cut above the eye beside
other bruises. The occupants of the auto were not injured although the machine turned over.
There remain to mourn his departure: his father and mother, Melvin C. and Carrie Lauber; two brothers, Winifred and Robert, and one sister Orpha. (One sister, Irma, having preceded him in death), also his grandmothers, Mrs. Samuel Lauber and Mrs. John Zimmerman, and many other relatives and friends.
Man groweth up, and
like the grass,
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Deceased is survived by parents, brother, and two sisters.
Samuel Lauber suffered
a broken right leg, his left leg badly injured, and other serious bruises.
Sam. Sowers, age 72 years, passed away in his home north of Pettisville, Monday noon, at
12:30, of heart trouble. He had been in poor health several years. Funeral services are to be held Friday at 10:30 a. m., in the Lauber Hill church, conducted by Rev. W. J. Rupp. Interment in church cemetery. He leaves widow, two daughters, two sons, four grandchildren and brother.
DECEMBER 9, 1936
Martin Baer, 93 years old, passed away Wednesday morning at 5:30 o'clock, in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ephriam Grieser, and family, southeast of Archbold, after an illness of four hours. Funeral services were held Saturday at 10:30. a. m., in the Central Mennonite church, conducted by Rev. S. E. Allgyer of West Liberty, Ohio, and Rev. John S. Mast of Elderson, Pa. Interment in Eckley cemetery. He leaves seven daughters, 39 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren. He was the last member of the Samuel Baer family. Martin Baer was the oldest individual in German township. Relatives from a distance that attended the funeral of Martin Baer, Saturday: Mr. Sam. Baer of Marseilles, Mich., Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Jenson of Chesterton, Ind.; Mrs. Jennie Vardauman of Michigan City, Ind.; Mrs. Ira Baer and son Earlis of Remus, Mich.; Rev. D. J. Johns of Goshen, Ind., Mr. and Mrs. John Miller sr., and Mr. and Mrs. John Miller jr., of Shipshewana, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Abe Miller and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Miller of Prattville, Mich., Mrs. Louella Yoder, Mr. Martin Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wyse, Mr. Dan. Wyse and family, Mr. Oscar Wyse and family, Mr. Ray Wyse and family., Mr. and Mrs. Lester Wyse, Ora and Lawrence Wyse.
Falls Under Train Wheels trying To Return Home
Ivan Krieger, 34, was seriously injured Saturday forenoon by a freight on the New York Central, going west near Pettisville. It is believed that he boarded the train in Toledo. The injured man was taken to the Wauseon hospital where it was found necessary to amputate his left limb above the knee as well as several toes on the right foot. He also suffered many bruises. Mr. Krieger had been in the Toledo State hospital for the past five months and had attempted to escape several times to come to his home near Pettisville. He has a wife, daughter and son, and was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Krieger, both of whom died several years ago.
Truck -Car Crash Claims Girls Life Daughter Of Harvey Frey Dies In Hospital Following Accident
Miriam, 6, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey B. Frey, died in the Wauseon hospital, Thursday, of injuries received in an automobile accident. Funeral was held at the Clinton A.M. church, Saturday. Burial in the Pettisville cemetery.
Arline Frey, 9, is
still in the hospital suffering from fracture of the skull. The little
boy, Merrill, *2, is
Leon Lugbill, 16, son of. Mr. and Mrs. Eli Lugbill, .is at home and seems to be recovering nicely from his injuries. The stock truck turned a complete sommersault and landed about forty feet from the place of impact. One steer was killed, and several injured. Leon Lugbill, the driver of the truck, considered himself uninjured at first, but later he was taken to the hospital at Wauseon.
The Frey family recently lost a son in an accident with a horse. Both the truck and the passenger, car were completely wrecked. It is said that the corner in question was screened by trees and the drivers could not see each other approaching.
"The sun and moon
In memory of our
loving wife and mother who passed away one year ago March 1, 1936.
(Aug 13, 1936)
Leah Weber, daughter of Peter and Salomey Wyse, was born on the 6th day of August, 1864, in German township, Fulton county, Ohio, where she resided all her life. She was united in marriage with John T. Weber on March 22, 1883. Born to this union were 5 children, her first-born, Mrs. Lewis Merillat preceding her in death. This experience of sorrow she was never able to recover from. She was a dutiful wife and mother and her kind and gentle disposition won the affection of all. She yielded her will to God and strove in weak- ness to set a good example to those about
her. She departed this life August 13, 1936, at the age of 72 years and 7 days.
These remain to mourn
her loss: her husband, John T. Weber; three sons: Arthur of Hudson, Michigan;
Clarence of Delta, Ohio; Albert of Tedrow, Ohio; one daughter, Mrs. Ervin
Fraker of Deerfield, Michigan; one brother, Daniel of Archbold, Ohio; one
sister, Mrs. Mary Carter of
O cherished thought
of heavenly rest
We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to those who kindly assisted us and for the many expressions of *smypathy.
John T. Weber and children.
Harmon Kleck, son of Henry and Anna Kleck, was born in Archbold, Ohio, on May 24,1872, and departed this life on March 21, 1936, at 2:00 a. m., at the Wauseon Hospital, at the age of 63 years, 9 months, and 27 days. On December 16, 1897, he was united in marriage with Emma Burkholder. To this union four children were born: Inez, Harold, Ilva and Wilbur. Harmon lived his entire life in this community. His health was somewhat impaired for several months and on February 5, 1936, he was taken to the Wauseon Hospital, and on February 19th underwent a serious operation from which he never recovered, although everything that human hands could
do was rendered. Our sympathy goes out to the bereft family. We greatly rejoice that on March 13th he made a confession and accepted Christ as his personal Savior.
He leaves to mourn
a sadly bereaved wife; two sons, Harold and Wilbur; one daughter, Mrs.
Marion Roth; two sisters, Mrs. Jacob Fenstermaker of Archbold, Ohio, and
Mrs. Emma King of Phoenix, Arizona; one brother, David Kleck of near Ridgeville
Corners, Ohio; and grandchildren: Doris Schantz, who has been living in
the home since her mother's death, and Richard, Ruth
"He has gone from
his dear ones, his children, his wife,
Card of Thanks The
family wishes to express their sincere thanks to all who in any way assisted
them during the sickness, death and burial of their beloved Husband and
Father; also for the floral offerings, and Rev. Rupp for his consoling
MRS. CHRIS. (Anna ) EICHER
Mrs. Chris. Eicher, age 68 this month, passed away in her home southeast of Archbold, Sunday noon March 1st, following a stroke of paralysis early Sunday morning. The funeral will be held at the Central A. Mennonite church, Thursday at 10:00 a. m., conducted by Rev. Sanford Yoder of Goshen, Ind. Interment in Pettisville cemetery. She leaves husband four daughters, five sons, 16 grand children, and three brothers.
To this union were
born 9 children, viz: Eva, wife of Samuel Grieser Jr., of Archbold, Ohio;
Samuel E., of Albany, Oregon; Ruth, wife of Alfred Nofzinger of Archbold,
Ohio; Reuben of Wauseon,
She leaves to mourn
her departure: a sorrowing husband, nine children, three brothers, viz:
E. L. Frey of Wauseon, Ohio; Amos Frey of Long; Beach, California, and
J. C. Frey of Archbold, Ohio, together with a large circle of other relatives
To that far distant
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(Dec 1935) Wauseon Girl. Is Killed In Crash On Icy Route 2
Ruth Keller, 9, Dies Of Injuries In Collision--Icy Road Causes Wreck --Parents Hurt:
Ruth Keller, 9, was instantly killed in an auto accident two miles east of Delta on No.2, near the W. G. Pfaff sr. farm at 5:30 p. m., Thursday. In one car was Mr. and Mrs. Philip Keller and daughter Ruth who live at the Burkholder Bend on the fair grounds road, north of Wauseon. In the other car were Mr. and Mrs. Roy Harris of Fostoria. Ohio. Harris is connected with the CCC camp at Swanton.
It is stated that the cars skidded together on the icy road and it is probable that the accident was unavoidable. The Kellers were going west from Toledo. Ruth's skull was crushed and death was instantaneous. The body of the dead girl was taken to a funeral home in Wauseon. The parents of the child were taken to their home north of Wauseon, badly hurt. Mrs. Harris was removed to the hospital at Wauseon with a broken hip and many bruises.
Ralph Grieser, age 27 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Grieser, passed away, Sunday, Jan. 3,
in the Wauseon hospital. He took sick two weeks previous to his death with *tonsilitis which developed into pneumonia and blood poisoning. He was taken to the hospital, Monday. A short service will be held at the home, Wednesday, by Rev. E. B. Frey. The father is an invalid and unable to leave home. The funeral service will be held today at 10:00 o'clock a. m., conducted by Revs. S. S. Wyse and Henry Rychener. Interment in Eckley cemetery. The deceased leaves parents, sister and three brothers.
He leaves to mourn
their loss: his dear Companion, one foster-daughter Mrs. Lavina Weber-of
Ottokee; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Jonotnan and Christian of Pettesville,
Ohio; besides many relatives and friends. His father and mother, tV(o brother.i,
and two sisters preceded him
So full of comfort blest, So sweet, so pure,
Thy word that changeth not- I That failed never.
My God, I rest Upon Thy word forever." ,
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Emma (Rupp) Gearig
MRS. MARY MURPHY
Mrs. Mary Murphy, 72, passed away in her home in Pettisville, Sunday morning, following an illness of several months. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the residence conducted by Rev. P. Kluepfel of Perrysburg. Interment in Pettisville cemetery.
Deceased was life-long resident of this community. Survived by two sons: Charles and Earl;
three grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Orlo Whittecar of Wauseon.
Quite a number from this vicinity attended the funeral of Ralph Nofziger, age 25, in the A.-Mennonite church in Leo, Ind., which was held, Tuesday forenoon. Another service was held
at the Shore Mennonite church near Goshen, Ind., where the burial service took place. He was ill for a year and one-half and bedfast the past six months. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Nofziger. He leaves widow, son, parents, brothers and sisters.
MRS. FANNIE BECK
Mrs. Fannie Beck, age 73 years, died in her home south of Pettisville, Thursday afternoon. She had been bedfast since January 3rd, and her health had been poor for several months preceding. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Central A.-M. church, conducted by Rev. S. S. Wyse and Rev. S. D. Grieser. Burial in Pettisville cemetery. She leaves two sisters, six brothers, two sons, 24 grandchildren, two great- grandchildren.
Lois Leanna Beck
Lois Leanna, daughter of Joseph and Amanda Beck, was born August 23, 1926, and died July I, 1935, at the age of 8 years, 10 months, and 8 days. On March23, Lois took sick with mastoid infection and underwent an operation a week later which seemed to give relief for some time. On April 17, she went to the hospital for the second operation, after which she was home again for three weeks. On May 26, she was again taken to the hospital for the third operation for an abscess on the brain, but in spite of all that human hands could do, her youthful life declined until she passed away. During her sickness and suffering, which she endured so patiently, she wore
a beautiful smile and often expressed her appreciation in song. She sang of the Beautiful Land and expressed her desire to be with Jesus, hoping to meet her loved ones soon. She leaves to mourn their loss, her father and mother, three brothers, three sisters, two nieces, and one nephew, also an aged grandfather and many other relatives and friends.
When we go home,
think you 'tis true
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Who fell asleep in Jesus one year ago today (July 1).
Two Little Feet
Two little feet went pattering by A year ago,
They wandered off to the sunny sky,
A year ago,
They crept not back to the love they left,
They climbed nevermore to the arms bereft--
A year ago.
“Again I shall hear those two little feet
Their music a thousand times more sweet
In the sky;
I joy to think that the Father's care
Will hold them safe till I meet them there
By and by.”
By her Mother, Mrs. Joseph Beck.
At the break of day,
You heard the angels calling
And you silently went away.
How we miss you dearest mother
At you quietly sleep and rest,
When we think of how you suffered
Then we know that God did best.
The depth of our sorrow, we cannot tell,
In the loss of you, dear, whom we loved so well,
And while you lie in peaceful sleep
Your memories we shall always keep.
Those sad long days and dreary nights,
The saddest of all was when the soul took its flight;
We saw you sinking hour by hour,
To save you, we did all in our power.
Thou canst not come to us again,
But we shall strive to come to thee;
When God's bright day of glory breaks,
And earth night's shadows flee.
(1935) , age 79, Passes In Chicago; Funeral Here
George Leininger, 79, born in this community, but who practiced medicine in Chicago for over 50 years, died in his Chicago home, Wednesday, following two years' illness. Body arrived in Archbold, Friday evening, and was taken to the Hollingshead funeral home where short services were held Saturday morning at ten o'clock, conducted by Rev. Trautman. Interment in Leininger cemetery. Deceased spent his boyhood in Archbold and went to Chicago in later years where he built up a large practice and was at one time member of the board of health of Chicago. He was also head of a manufacturing concern that prospered. Survived by widow, three sons, sister, and three brothers.
MRS. J. C. MILLER
(Feb 8 1936)
Mrs. Jacob C. Miller, age 52 years, passed away Saturday at 7:30 p. m., at the Wauseon hospital, death due to diabetes. She was taken there a week ago last Thursday, hoping her condition
would be improved. She had been in poor health the past few months. The funeral is to be held today, Wednesday, at 10:00 a. m., in the Defenseless Mennonite Church, conducted by Rev. E. M. Slagle. Interment in the Aeschliman cemetery, southeast of Pettisville: She leaves husband, two daughters, five sons, two granddaughters, father, five sisters, five brothers.
Wilbur Nicholas Ruffer
Wilbur Nicholas Ruffer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ruffer, was born in Williams County, Ohio, Oct. 29, 1917, and passed away after a short illness on May 10, 1935, at the age of 17 years, 6 months and 10 days.
He leaves to mourn their loss and cherish his memory: his parents, three sisters: Mrs. Emmet Short of Archbold, Mrs. Donald Honeck of Napoleon, Mrs. Ora Krieger of Pettisville; five brothers: Robert, Hazen, Glen, Elmer, and Earl, all of Archbold, and many other near and distant relatives and friends.
Sunset and evening
We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for their kindness shown during the sickness and death of our a dear son Wilbur. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ruffer and Family.
Henry Mull, 69, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ralph Graber, near Ridgeville Corners, Friday noon. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. I. Miller at the Lauber Hill church, Monday morning. Survived by two daughters Mrs. Graber and Orpha Mull; six sons: Ora, Elger, Edward, Lawrence, Herbert and Corwin. His wife and one son preceded him in death several years ago. He also leaves twelve grandchildren, sister and brother. Burial was held in the church cemetery.
A son Ferman and daughter Sadie preceded the father In death. He also leaves twelve grandchildren, one sister Mrs. Mary Hayes of Wauseon and one brother Adam of Ridgeville, besides a host of relatives and friends, who sadly mourn his passing.
Card of Thanks The children wish to thank friends and neighbor who were so kind and sympathetic during this time of sorrow. The Children.
Menno, son of, Christian and Barbara Nafziger, was born near Archbold, Ohio, March 27th, 1870. Died at the Tampa Municipal Hospital on Davis Island, Tampa, Florida, Feb. 25th, 1935, at the age of 64 years, 10 months, and 28 days. Brother and Sister Nafziger left home Dec. 18th for Florida where they had expected to spend the winter months. Brother Nafziger had been ailing
for a number of years but most of the time was able to be about until a week previous to this
death when it took hold on him so hard that he had to go to bed. The brother was of a quiet, kind and loving disposition, and friendly to everybody. He was united in marriage with Esther Frey,
Oct. 7th, 1897. Together they shared the joys and sorrows of life for a little over 37 years. To this union was born one daughter-Gladys.
Leaves to mourn his
passing: his sorrowing companion; the only daughter, Mrs. M. J. Winzeler;
one brother three sisters, and many near relatives and friends. In his
younger-years he confessed Christ as his Savior and united with the Mennonite
congregation and remained faithful until death.
Farewell dear father,
sweet thy rest;
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Leaves widow, daughter,
Mrs. M. J. Winzeler, three sisters: Mrs. John M. Roth, Mrs. Katie Nofziger
and Mrs. J. J. Spiess, and brother, Mr. Joel C. Nafziger, all of Archbold.
Mrs. Lydia Winzeler
Mrs. Lydia Winzeler, a daughter of Peter and Elizabeth Merillat, was born in Franklin Township, Fulton County, Ohio, Aug 8,1873, and passed away October 1, 1935, at the age of 62 years, one month and 22 days. She was united in marriage to Jacob J. Winzeler, March 16, 1899 when they settled on a farm in Franklin Township where they have labored and shared life's joys and sorrows until her departure. Four children were born to this union, one of whom died in Infancy. She was a devoted *Chrisitn wife and mother, and a loyal member of St. John's Reformed Church of Archbold.
She is survived by her aged mother, her husband, two daughters: Mrs. Joyce Graf and Mrs. Elsie Mull; one son, John; four grandchildren; John jr., Joy PhiI1ys and Mary Lou Graf, and John Richard Winzeler; 5 brothers and 3 sisters.
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Andrew Myers, age 88 years died in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary Brehm, in Pettisville, Friday noon, following a brief illness of pneumonia. His wife preceded him in death about five years and since that time he has made his home with his children. He leaves: three sons and two daughters: Mr. Floyd Myers of Fayette, Mr. Chris. Myers of Angola; Mr. George Myers of near Zone; Mrs. Mary Brehm of Pettisville, and Mrs. Adolph Brehm of Zone. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Lauber Hill church, conducted by Rev. W. J: Rupp. Burial was made in
the church cemetery. Mr. Myers was a resident for many years and was well known in this community.
The following relatives and friends from outside this community were among those present at the funeral of Andrew Myers, Monday afternoon, in the church at Lauber Hill: Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Bassinger, Mrs. Hiram Steiner and children, and Miss Priscilla Steiner, all of Pandora, 0.; Mrs. Mary Bassinger of Columbus Grove, 0.; Mr. and Mrs. Frances Bassinger and son, and Mr. Philip Bassinger, of Bluffton, Ohio; Mrs. Barbara Burkholder of Napoleon; Mr. L. J. Swartz and family, Mrs. Cora Snyder and children, Mrs. Clarence Richards, all of Ft. Wayne; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Myers, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Myers, Mrs. Dale Rakestraw, of Waterloo, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Chris. Myers of near Angola, Ind.; Mrs. Harry Kessler of Auburn, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Staley of Butler, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bernath and Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Bernath of Waldron, Mich.; Mr. Lewis Boyce and family of Pleasant Lake, Ind.; Mrs. J. J. Vernier, and Mr. Lloyd Brehm and family of Toledo; Mr. and Mrs. Abe Lehman and! Mr. and Mrs. John Bechtel of Wakarusa, Ind.; Mr. and
Mrs. John Jouquin of Morenci; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Zimmerman of Addison, Mich.
He leaves to mourn,
five children Ella Brehm of Fayette, Mary Brehm of Pettisville, Chris Myers
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John L. Sturgeon
John L. Sturgeon was born Nov. 21st, 1855, near Primrose, Williams County, Ohio, and departed this life at Elmira, Ohio, Feb. 5th, 1935, having attained the age of 79 years, 2 months and 14 days. On August 10th, 1879 he was united in marriage to Elma Gillett, who preceded him in
death on Feb. 16th, 1890. To this union one daughter was born, Mrs. Charles 1Passmore of Primrose, Ohio. On January 6th, 1903 he was again united in marriage to Ollie Miller of West Unity, Ohio who cared for him in-his declining years.
He leaves to mourn their loss, his widow, one daughter: Mrs. Charles Passmore; one step-son, Emmet Miller of Toledo, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Asa Corkins of Fayette, Ohio, and a host of friends. It may be said of him he was honest to a fault. He is gone but not forgotten.
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Deceased is survived by his aged widow, one daughter, Mrs. Chas. Kassmore of Alvordton; stepson, Emmett Miller of Toledo, and two step-grandchildren.
MRS. FRED REUTHLINGER (Minnie Rice)
Mrs. Fred Reuthlinger, past 56, passed away in the Robinwood hospital in Toledo, Monday, of spinal mening1tis of 5 days illness, where she was taken on Sunday. The funeral was held in the home in East Toledo. She leaves husband, daughter, son, 4 sisters and brother. She was
formerly Minnie Rice, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rice, of Wauseon.
Mary Wyse, nee Short
Mary Wyse nee Short, wife of Amos Wyse, deceased, was born Oct. 31st, 1874, near Archbold, Ohio, died at her home near Elmira, Ohio, Feb. 2nd, 1935, at the age of 60 years, 3 months and 1 day. She was sick only a few days, her sickness starting with influenza which soon developed
into pneumonia, causing her death. She was united in marriage with Amos Wyse, April 10th, 1894. To this union *wer born four children: two sons, Johnnie and Chauncey,. and two daughters, Enda and Rosa.
She leaves to mourn her passing: an only daughter, Mrs. Jesse Short; eight grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Peter J. Stuckey; one brother, Samuel S. Short; step-mother, and many near relatives and friends. Her husband, two sons and one daughter preceded her in death. Her husband died Dec. 19th, 1902, leaving her a widow for a little over thirty-two 'years.
Sister Wyse was of
a kind and loving disposition and manifested the spirit of friendliness
to everybody she met. While the sister had many trials and sorrows in life,
yet she was always
“A shadow fell across
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Kathrine Zwicker Hinderer
Kathrine Zwicker Hinderer was ! born in Stutgart, Germany. on Dec. 28, 1848 and passed away March 12. 1935, at the home of her son A. W. Hinderer. Elmira, Ohio, aged 86 years, 2 months
and 15 days.
She leaves to mourn her departure: two sons and seven grandchildren. Her husband and oldest son preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held at the A. W. Hinderer home. Thursday at 3:00 p. m., March 14. 1935, conducted by Rev. Eli Dotterer. Interment was made in the Archbold cemetery.
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E. P. PLETTNER
E. P. Plettner, age 58 years, passed away in his home in Coldwater, Mich., Friday, April 19th, after an illness of several months of heart trouble. The funeral service was held Monday afternoon in the Lauber Hill church, conducted by Rev. Wm. Rupp. Interment in church cemetery.
Leaves widow, daughter two sons, seven grandchildren, two sisters: Mrs. Elizabeth Reckner of Tecumseh, Mich., and Mrs. Wm. Bender, and brothers: Mr. John Plettner of Wauseon, and Mr. J. N. Plettner of Archbold.
Eldo Rozella (Weber) Merillat
Eldo Rozella Merillat, oldest child of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Weber, was born near Archbold, Ohio, October 21, 1883. She died at the Ford Hospital, Detroit, Mich., February 28, 1935, at the age of 51 years, 4 months and 7 days. She was united in marriage to Louis Merillat, August 2, 1905; to this union one son and four daughters were born. Nearly two years ago she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Defenseless Mennonite Church of Archbold, Ohio, of which she was a member at the time of her death. For nine months she was a patient sufferer, she bore her sickness with patience, and with a smile on her face; often expressed her desire to go home and be with her Lord, where all suffering would be over; she was a kind and loving wife and mother, and a friend to all.
She leaves to mourn their loss, her dear husband, five children: Harold, Pearl and Loueen at home; Mrs. Alice Klopfenstein, Mrs. Marjorie Beaverson of Wauseon, 0.; also Marion Roth, a nephew who had his home with them for many years; four grandchildren; Father, Mother, one sister, three brothers, besides relatives and friends.
“Her suffering ended
with the night,
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Paul Hermen Frey
(Nov 8, 1934) Youth Is Killed When Dragged By Frisky Horse
Paul Hermen Frey Life When Horse Drags Lad Half Mile Through Wood Lot
Funeral services were held at the Central Amish Mennonite church, Saturday afternoon for Paul Hermen Frey, 9, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey B. Frey, who lost his life when a horse he was leading ran away and dragged him through the woods. Paul had gone to the field near the Frey home southeast of Archbold, on Thursday morning, at about 8:30, to get one of the horses to
bring up to the barn. He took with him a rope to lead the animal and although frequently warned
not to tie a rope or strap to his body or arms while leading an animal, Paul fastened one end, of the rope to his arm and the other to the horse. Instead of attempting to bring the more tame of the two horses, Paul attempted to bring the frisky horse, the one which never before had been led to the barn. Paul started to the barn with the horse and while leading the animal it turned and started to run, heading for the woods. Paul was dragged at the end of the rope for a half mile. The father, Harvey B. Frey, missed the lad and started searching, and found his body at the far end of the woods. He carried the injured youth to the farm home of his father, Jacob C. Frey, grandfather of the youth. Here Paul lived 20 minutes before death came. The Jacob Frey farm home was
nearest to the woods and medical aid was summoned, Mr. George McGuffin of Pettisville attending the lad. Death was due to a broken neck and the unfortunate youth was badly cut and bruised. Citizens of the entire community were greatly shocked to learn of the untimely death of Paul Hermen Frey The youth was the eldest of family, lively, full of life and energy, and was very bright. He attended the Pettisville special school. His mother was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs, Harmon Short. Paul Hermen Frey is survived by his parents, two brothers, two sisters, grandfather Jacob C. Frey and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harmon Short.
He leaves, besides
his parents. two brothers and two sisters; two grandfathers and one grandmother,
(J. C. Frey, and Harmon Short and wife).One great-grandfather (Chris. Beck),
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Verna Marguerite Henry
Verna Marguerite, daughter of Roy and Mary Henry, was born Sept. 18th, 1911, near Wauseon, Ohio, and passed away, Jan. 8th, 1935, at the age of 23 years, 3 months, and 20 days. Although not very robust and strong, Verna was always a willing worker, never complaining. After a short illness of pneumonia she passed away. Verna leaves to mourn their loss: her heartbroken mother and father, one sister Doris, and a large number of relatives and friends.
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John Leupp, age 73 years last March, died in his home southeast of Archbold, Tuesday evening, at eight o'clock. He had suffered a stroke of paralysis, January 3rd. His health had been poor for
a number of years. Funeral services were held at the home on Friday, at two o'clock p. m., conducted by Rev. E. M. Slagle. Burial in Pettisville cemetery. He leaves widow, two daughters: Mrs. Earl Luty and Mrs. Earl Ruffer; one son: Emanuel, at home; brother, Mr. David Leupp; and five grandchildren.
MRS. LIZZIE BECK
Mrs. Lizzie Beck, age 72 years, died on Saturday evening in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clarence Seiler, south of Pettisville. Her death followed a stroke of paralysis on Wednesday, but her health had been poor for many years. Funeral service was held at ten o'clock, Tuesday morning, in the Central A.-M., church, conducted by Rev. Eli Frey, and Rev. Ed. Frey. Burial in Eckley cemetery. She leaves two daughters, two sons, 18 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, five sisters.
Henry Rice, age 83 years, formerly of near Wauseon, passed away in the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. M. Laycock in Toledo, Saturday morning, after two days illness of pneumonia. The funeral service was held in the Wauseon M. E. church, conducted by Rev. R. C. Vandegriff. Interment in Smith cemetery.
He leaves five daughters: Mrs. A. Laycock and Mrs. Minnie Reuthinger of Toledo; Mrs. Elizabeth Schnur of Delta; Mrs. Lillian Bretthauer of Archbold; Mrs. Alice Gunn of West Unity; and one son, Mr. Alwin Rice of Wauseon, and a sister, Mrs. Jacob F. Leininger of near Archbold.
Mary Myers, aged 76 years, died on Monday evening, July 2nd, in the home of her niece, Mrs. Mary Brehm, after being in failing health for some time. She lived her entire life with the exception of the past 2 ½ years on the Myers farm southwest of West Unity. Mr. Andrew Myers of near Zone was her brother, and he is the only remaining member of that family. The funeral service was conducted on Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Lauber Hill church with Rev. W. J. Rupp officiating. Burial was made in a cemetery near West Unity. Among those from a distance who attended the funeral were: Mrs. Osie Newman and daughters Esther and Wanda, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Newman of Lima; Mr. and Mrs. Abe Lehman of Goshen, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Myers
and daughter Edna, and Mr. and Mrs. Russell Myers of Waterloo, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Bernath and Mrs. Frank Bernath of Waldron, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. Emery Rupp; Mr. and Mrs. Sol. Rupp; Mr. and Mrs. Dan Lehman of West Unity. Mrs. Howard Jewell of Alvordton spent Tuesday afternoon visiting Mrs. Dwight Ely.
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mervin Keefer
Two-Weeks-Old Child Passes Away
Relatives from here attended the Funeral service for the two-week-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mervin Keefer, which died Saturday evening in the Wauseon hospital following an operation for intestinal trouble. The mourners are the parents and three brothers, Karl, Robert and Richard. Rites were conducted on Monday afternoon.
MRS. CAROLINE (Miller) RICE
(July 22, 1934)
Mrs. Caroline Rice, 76, passed away at her home in Napoleon, Sunday afternoon, after several months' illness. Funeral is held today, Wednesday afternoon at 1:30, at the residence, and at
2:00 from Boyer funeral home. The deceased is survived by eight Children; two sisters: Mrs. Elizabeth Fagley and Mrs. Catherine Rutz of Archbold; three brothers: John, William and Adam Miller of Archbold.
Dr. I. L. Coy,
(1934) PHYSICIAN DIES
Archbold Doctor Witness In Wanner Murder Trial
By News-Bee Wire
ARCHBOLD, O., March 18.-Dr. I. L. Coy, 68, who had. practiced medicine here for 28 years and had been summoned as a witness in the Wanner murder trial, dropped dead at his home here early Wednesday. Death was attributed to apoplexy. Dr. Coy, who was the first physician called
to the Wanner home after Lawrence Wanner succumbed to Injuries sustained in a struggle with
his son, Cletus, had been summoned to appear as a witness at the murder trial at Wauseon, which opens Monday. Dr. Coy has testified at the coroner's inquest, which resulted in indictments of second degree murder being returned against Cletus, his mother, Mrs. Laura Wanner, widow
of Lawrence Wanner. He had practiced for a year In Stryker before coming here. He graduated from the Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1898. Dr. Coy specialized in cancers and malignant growths. He leaves his widow and a daughter, Isabelle, and two brothers, Dan of Defiance and Alvera of Evansport. Services will be held at the residence on Sunday at 1 p. m., central time, under the auspices of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Toledo. Interment will be in
GEORGE EDWARD KLINE
George Edward, seven-month-old child of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Kline, died in the Wauseon hospital early Tuesday morning, of complications. The funeral *wil be held in the Kline home, in Pettisville, Thursday at 2:00 o'clock p. m. Burial in Pettisvil1e cemetery. Leaves parents and two *daughters.
Those from out-of-town attending the funeral of George Edward Kline, Thursday afternoon, were: Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Thrasher, Mr. and Mrs. Perry Keister, Miss Celia Burkholder, of Toledo; Mr. Wm. Lather and family of Newton Falls, Mr. and Mrs. O. Lather of West Hope, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hitt of Bryan, Mrs. Homer George of Wauseon and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gasche of Morenci, Mich.
Fannie Yoder, Nee Nusbaum, was born in Fulton County, Ohio, November 28, 1858. Died at the home of her sister, Mrs. P. H. Ziegler, Archbold, Ohio, September 10, 1934, at the age of 75 years, nine months, and 12 days. September 29, 1892 she was married to Ben Yoder. She had two step daughters, Mrs. Amos Roth and Mrs. Sam Roth. Jay Sommers a foster son was taken into this home at 18 months of age and remained until grown to manhood. There survives one
step daughter, one foster son, one step grandson, four foster grandchildren, one sister and other relatives and friends. Her husband, one step daughter, two sisters one brother, preceded her in death. She accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Mennonite church in her younger years, and remained faithful until death. She was in failing health for about six years, during which time she endured much suffering, especially immediately preceding her death. Her demise was due to cancer of the stomach. She often expressed her desire to be released from her suffering and to be at rest.
Sure all that I meet,
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Magdalena Roth (Mattie) Beaverson
Magdalena Roth Beaverson, born, May 3rd, 1851, and united in marriage to Samuel Beaverson
in the year 1871 who passed away on Oct. 29, '18. To this union were born seven sons, four of whom preceded her in death, three in infancy, and William who passed away Dec. 7, 1925. She died Oct. 3, 1934, at the age of 83 years, 5 months, at the home of Mrs. William Beaverson.
She leaves three sons: Guy of West Unity, Ohio; Harvey of Fayette, Ohio; Samuel of Whitehouse, Ohio. Twenty-five grandchildren, and thirty-two great-grandchildren, and one brother, Christian Roth of Ridgeville Corners, Ohio, besides a host of other relatives and friends remain to mourn her departure.
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MRS. SIMON KRIEGER
Mrs. Simon Krieger, age 61 years, passed away in her home southeast of Archbold, Monday morning, after an illness of two hours of heart trouble. The funeral service will be held this afternoon, Wednesday, at 2:00 o'clock, in the Lauber Hill church. Rev. Aaron Frey of Canton, 0., will officiate. Interment in church cemetery. Leaves four daughters, three sons, 11 grandchildren, great-grandchild, sister Mrs. Geo. Hitt of near Bryan. (Apr 1934)
CAROL JEAN SCHULTZ
Carol Jean, seven-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Schultz, died in the Wauseon
hospital, Friday afternoon, shortly after being taken there. A short funeral service was conducted
at the home, Sunday afternoon, with burial in the Leininger cemetery. The mother was also taken to the hospital, and returned to her home on Friday evening. She is getting along nicely.
(Mar 11, 1934)
Cleo Schrock, 15-year-old son of Mrs. Sarah Schrock of Pettisville, died in the Wauseon hospital, Sunday afternoon, of pneumonia. Funeral services will be held at the Central A.-Mennonite church on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Henry Rychener, S. D. Grieser, and E. B. Frey. Burial in Pettisville Cemetery. He leaves mother, two sisters, two brothers. The mother has been in the Wauseon hospital for the past two weeks recovering from an operation, and will be unable to attend the funeral.
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