Obituaries for August 1855 thru July 1856

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Surnames: JOHNSON
Decedent: Joseph Johnson
Date listed: Thursday, August 1, 1855

Died on Saturday night last, at the residence of Abel Johnson, Esq., Joseph Johnson, aged about seventy-seven years. The deceased was a native of Virginia,
and at an early day moved from there to Harrison county in this State; and from there he moved to this county, where he has resided for the last twenty years.
The deceased was an industrious man and a good citizen, and was highly esteemed by his neighbors, and all who knew him. He has left a large connexion (sic) of
friends to mourn his loss.

Surnames: SOMMER
Decedent: Henry Sommer
Date listed: Thursday, August 15, 1855

Died at his residence in Van Wert, on the 13th inst., Mr. Henry Sommer. The deceased was an industrious worthy citizen, and was sick but a few days.
He leaves a wife and two infant children to mourn his death.

Surnames: FLETCHER
Decedent: Lucinda Fletcher
Date listed: Thursday, August 22, 1855

Died on Sunday morning, August 19th of Congestive Fever, Mrs. Lucinda Fletcher, wife of Rufus Fletcher in the 61st year of her age. The deceased was during
her life a loving and affectionate wife, a kind and indulgent Parent, and a sincere and devoted Christian; and although we have lost a kind friend, she has gained a
crown of glory.

Surnames: HILEMAN
Decedent: William W. Hileman
Date listed: Thursday, August 22, 1855

Died on Friday the 17th inst., of Typhoid Fever, at the residence of his brother, in Willshire township, Van Wert county, Mr. William W. Hileman in the 26th year
of his age. The deceased was a young man of much promise; of industrious and temperate habits, he had but lately came into this neighborhood from Wayne county, Ohio,
where his parents still reside. He intended to pursue the business of a farmer, and for that purpose had purchased land and commenced clearing it up, in which he had
succeeded very well, and bid fair to make a useful citizen. He was respected by his newly acquired friends and associates and his death is universally lamented by them;
but there is another circle of friends and relations where his early demise will be more deeply felt and mourn- ed, in the home circle, at his fathers house by those aged
parents, brothers and sisters, to them, his loss will be irrepareble. But the Fiat hath gone forth from the inexorable Judge that man must die in conformity to that decree
he has gone to the grave. His funeral was attended from the residence of his brother on the 18th by a large number of friends, and acquaintances; the funeral exercises
were conducted by the Rev. T. Elcox, of the First Presbyterian church of Van Wert.

Surnames: PEARCE
Decedent: Sarah Pearce
Date listed: Thursday, September 5, 1855

Died, on the 1st day of September 1855 at her residence in Willshire Township in this county; Mrs. Sarah Pearce, wife of L.D. Pearce Esq., (formerly Sarah Tilbury)
in the 35th year of her age. The deceased has resided for some two years past, (until recently) in our town, and was highly esteemed, and beloved by all who become acquainted with her.

Surnames: JACOBS
Decedent: Catherine Jacobs
Date listed: Thursday, January 16, 1856

Died in this place on the morning of the 16th inst., Catherine, wife of Mr. G.L. Jacobs, aged 32 years.   The funeral services were attended on Sabbath afternoon
the Methodist Episcopal church , by a large concourse of sympathinzing friends-a sermon was preached by Rev. Mr. Graham, pastor.

Surnames: MCMULLEN
Decedent: J.D.McMullen
Date listed: Thursday, April 30, 1856

Died on the 30th of April, at the City Hotel, in Hanibal (Missouri). Mr. J.D.McMullen, of Van Wert, Ohio, of Pulmonary consumption. One of his friends writes us
the following: "The deceased arrived here on Saturday on his way out to Kansas." He was the son of N.D.McMullen,"our esteemed townsman."

Surnames: SMITH
Decedent: James Smith
Date listed: Friday, May 6, 1856

Died at Tomlinsons Meeting House, Mercer county Ohio; May 6th, in a fit of Apoplexy, James Smith in about the 30th year of his age. Bro. Smith left a wife and three children.

Decedent: Serena Moneysmith
Date listed: Saturday, May 12, 1856

Died at her residence in this town, on the 12th inst., Serena A., wife of Wm. Moneysmith in the 28th year of her age. She died after a protracted illness of several month.
She leaves a beloved husband, five small children.

Surnames: STROTHER
Decedent: Augustus P. Strother
Date listed: Friday, July 1, 1856

Died -- In Waupaukaneta, on the 1st day of July, Augustus P. Strother, aged 20 years and one month (1856) The funeral will take place from the residence of A.P. Strother,
in Van Wert at 5 o'clock P.M. on the 2nd inst. Friends are invited to attend.

Surnames: TROUP
Decedent: George W. Troup
Date listed: Tuesday, October 31, 1856

Died, at his residence at this place on Saturday last, Oct. 31st, of Apoplexy, Mr. George W.Troup, aged 61 years and 3 months. Member of the M.E.Church.
Left a aged widow and a family of children all at maturity.

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