Miscellaneous Newspaper Items - 1890's

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The Bryan Press July 14, 1892


There was quite a wedding in our vicinity Saturday night. Geo. BEAVERS and Zetta MYERS were united in marriage in
the presence of about a hundred guests. An elegant supper was served and quite a number of presents were received.

Miss Georgia PERKINS, of Defiance, is spending her vacation with her cousin, Mrs. Cora ROSENDAUL.

Lu and Emery BAYLIS and father, from Sherwood, were in attendance at their uncle William HARDING's funeral.
Mr. and Mrs. BATTERSHELL, of Hicksville, were also in attendance at the funeral.

E. C. DALLY is working on the fair ground for a few days.

Joseph HARDING, of Gypsum City, Kansas, was called to attend the funeral of his father, but arrived here too late.


The ladies of the W. C. T. U. caused the arrest of Grant WATTERS for selling intoxicants. How the case will end is hard to say.
Certain there will be a hard fight before saloons can be started in Edon.

The Bryan Democrat, March 16, 1893


A. D. FREEMAN, popularly known as "Doc" FREEMAN, the saloon-keeper, died Tuesday night. He had been sick
nearly all winter.

The Women's Christian Temperance Union will meet at the home of Mrs. J. H. WILLETT on Saturday, Mar. 18th, at 2:30pm.
All the members are requested to be present.

Miss Binnie RYAN is in Cleveland purchasing a stock of spring millinery goods.

Will DARBY is slowly improving and will get well.

Capt. Charley NEWMAN, late night policeman, is here to testify in the Bruno BOND case.

Chas. WAGNER and wife have returned home from a protracted visit in the eastern part of the state.

From The Bryan Press March 16, 1893


WALLACE - On March 10th., 1893, to Mr. and Mrs. W. J. WALLACE, a daughter.


LANTZ-ALTAFFER - On March 11th., by John S. CLARK, J. P., James H. LANTZ and Susan ALTAFFER.

SCHARTZER-MOTTER - On March 12th., by Rev. C. E. MOORMAN, Warrington SCHARTZER and Clara MOTTER.


FREEMAN - At his home on High st., on Tuesday evening, March 14, A. D. FREEMAN, aged 28 years, 10 months and 28 days. Death came
in this case after but a short illness, and seemingly where least expected. Funeral services will be held next Saturday and interment at the Blakeslee Cemetery.

WYATT - On March 4th, 1893, Martha BOSTWICK, wife of Joseph WYATT. She was born in Franklin, New York, July 22d., 1836. She was
the daughter of Abel and Sallie BOSTWICK. She moved with her parents to Ohio in 1840. She was married twice. Her first husband, son of a Presbyterian
clergyman, was a soldier in the war for the Union. Four children were born to them; one died in infancy He lost an arm in the defense of (obit. cut off).


Fred WILHELM was awarded the job of papering and painting the M. E. church.

J. C. WOODS visited at Jewell last week.

Wonder if there was burglars in Jacob WARNER's store Saturday evening.

From The Bryan Press Aug. 30, 1894


Will J. KRABILL is on the sick list.

Mrs. Sam SNITH spent Sunday in Toledo.

Britt BOWKER, Bryan, Sundayed at home.

Will FICKLE is spending a few days in Michigan this week.

Earl ENOS, Defiance, visited friends at this place, last week.

Miss Blanche BERGER, of Hicksville, is the guest of Maude HEADLEY.

Rev. Chas. SCOVIL is conducting a series of meetings at this place.

Mrs. J. W. WINN and family, Defiance, are visiting relatives at this place.

Mrs. K. V. HAYMAKER and daughter, Defiance, are visiting relatives at this place.

Miss Alice SHANKSTER, Pulaski, was the guest of her friend, Lula RAMSEY, a few days last week.

Miss Elsie HILL, Hicksville, was the guest of her uncle, H. F. RICE and family a few days last week.

From The Bryan Press Sept. 13, 1894


RITCHEY - At her home near Williams Center, Sept 3, 1894, Mary RITCHEY, aged 83 years, 11 months and 6 days. Deceased was born
in Bedford county, Pa., Sept. 27, 1810. Was married about the year 1830 to John RITCHEY, who died 14 years ago. To them was born three sons, who died in
childhood. Two died while they lived in Pennsylvania, and the third after they came to Knox county, Ohio, about 1838. In 1865, she with her husband, came
to near Williams Center, and lived there up to the time of her death. She united with the German Baptist church nearly sixty years ago, and remained a
faithful member until she was called away. She leaves a host of friends, many of whom visited her prior to her last illness, and she told them, "I have
made peace with God, and am waiting for the time to come, which we all know will not be long." Although it was her loss to part with her own children, she
gave a home to a number of orphan children, who have respected, and think of her as a mother.

Death of Ge. SLEVIN - General Patrick S. SLEVIN died last Sunday afternoon at his home in Toledo. General SLEVIN was one of the
best known and highly respected citizens in northwest Ohio. To know him was to admire him and to become acquainted with his noble qualities was to love him.
Patrick Sommerville SLEVIN was born in Donegal, Ireland on April 13, 1813 (Obit. cut off).


Charlie SILCOX and family were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. ROSENDAUL last Sunday.

Frank ROSENDAUL started for Pittsburgh, Pa., Monday, to attend the Grand Army encampment.

John WISE, wife and mother, from Lockport, attended the funeral of their aunt, Mrs. Charlie WISE.

Ola ROSENDAUL and father attended the reunion at Fayette last Tuesday. They were accompanied home by Mrs. ROSENDAUL's sister,
Mrs. Nancy WHISLER, who was visiting her daughter at that place.

It came to pass on a beautiful Sabbath day that a certain baseball nine took upon themselves to have a game. But they went
straight away to a dear neighbors cider barrel and tasted thereof and became somewhat intoxicated from said barrel. Henceforth the baseball game was a dilapidated
teetotal failure. Beware young men, your days are numbered.


Billy KNIGHT is studying telegraphy.

Miss Amelia BOURQUIN left Tuesday, for Cleveland.

Dr. Jon JACKIE, od Detroit is the guest of Chas. BESANCON and others.

D. E. BARKDALL, wife and children, of Wauseon, visited in Stryker last week.

Harmon BESANCON, of Detroit, is visiting at the home of his parents, near Stryker.

Station agent, C. F. FORD and wife, Goshen, Ind., were with Stryker friends over Sunday.

W. D. MILLER has gone to Albion, Michigan. When he returns he will bring a lady with him who will respond to the name of

Rev. McMILLEN has returned from conference. He has been transferred to Ransom, Mich.  Mrs. McMILLEN's health is so
feeble with consumption that she cannot leave Stryker.

From The Bryan Press Feb. 7, 1895

Real Estate Transfers:

James M. COURTRIGHT, by Sheriff, to C. C. WAKEFIELD, 80 acres, sec 36, Florence twp., $2223.52

John FISSEL and wife to A. F. YOUNG, lots 16, 17 and part 14, TINGLEY's Addition, Stryker, $5500.

C. H. MASTERS and wife to Amanda C. WIBERT, 20 acres, sec 18, Pulaski, $1000.

E. G. KANAUER and wife to J. B. ZUVER, lot 16, MORTEN's Addition, Poineer, $ 70.

B. F. SHELINE and wife to E. W. EVERHARDT, Edon, $100.

Malon HUSTON and wife to D. K. STEDMAN, 80 acres, sec 20, Bridgewater, $1050.

T. A. HAGER and wife to Susan SEPPLE, lot 5, SNYDER's addition, Montpelier, $700.

Fred KUMNICK and wife to O. D. WILLETT, 80 acres, sec 8, Pulaski, $4800.

Henry HUMBARGER and wife to Matilda COUTS, part sec. 36, Center twp., $300.

David F. SOWERS to Alice S. KILLITS, sec 16, Brady twp., $1000.Will FORTNEY to D. F. SOWERS land in sec 16, Brady twp., $710.


(The following are extractions taken from a lengthy obit.)

KERNS - On Jan. 31st., at his home in Center Twp., aged 69 years, George KERNS. George KERNS was born August 18th., 1825,
and was next to the youngest of nine children born to Jacob and Rebecca KERNS, in Chester county, Penn. He received the benefits of a common school
education, and at the age of eighteen, as was the custom in those days, he was apprenticed to a wagon maker, to learn the trade, receiving as compensation for
his services, besides his board and washing, a sixpence a day.   At the age of 21 he came to Holmes county, Ohio, where he became acquainted with
Elizabeth FISHER, whom he married in 1848, and with her came to Williams Center where he worked at his trade until 1852, when they went back to Holmes county
and remained there until 1857, when they again returned to Williams Center. To George and Elizabeth KERNS were born three children; one died in infancy.
Jacob, aged five died in 1861 of diptheria. And one son, Wesley, the widow, and three brothers, besides other friends and relatives live to mourn his
loss. He died January 31st., aged 69 years, 4 months and 13 days. Early in life he united with the Methodist church and died in that belief. Funeral conducted
by Rev. S. R. COLGAN.

Mr. KERNS is the sixth of the old settlers who have died in this vicinity this winter. The others are John FETTERS, Dwight ENSIGN,
Randal LORD, John MANNON and Daniel FETTERS. The latter all came here in 1836. Of the old settlers remaining G. H. TOMLINSON and Lydia RICE, widow of
Dr. Oney RICE, are the oldest, both being in their eighty-sixth year.

From The Bryan Press Feb. 14, 1895


WYATT - At his home in Jefferson township, February 13, aged 84 years, 10months, and 28 days, William WYATT. Mr. WYATT settled on the
farm where he died sixty-one years ago, and was probably the oldest settler in the county. He never moved from the place, and held his title to the land from
the government. He was the oldest of nine children all of whom are now dead. His wife died four years ago, and he leaves six children living,  four sons
and two daughters, out of a family of nine children. He was a member of the Methodist church at Pulaski, and lived a Christian life. Funeral services will
be held tomorrow at ten o'clock at his late residence, and the burial will be in Shiffler's cemetery. Thus another of the old familiar faces has been
taken from our midst.

FREEMAN - Joseph Edward FREEMAN, son of Minor and Margaret FREEMAN, died Tuesday, Feb. 5, 1895; was born near Galion, Ohio,
Nov. 17, 1867. April 20, 1892 he married Miss Eva Taylor of South Bend, who with Baby Bernice, are left to mourn the loss of a kind father and dutiful husband.
He came to Bryan with his parents when a mere youth, and as he grew to manhood, with his kind words and cheerful smile, he won the affection of many.
He contracted a cold last spring, which terminated in consumption. Trusting in Him Who doeth all things well, he bore his suffering patiently. He leaves a
bereaved father, mother, wife, child and sister, who extend their heartfelt thanks to their many kind friends, who have been so faithful in sickness and death.



CLINE - At the home of Harve and Tillie CLINE, Feb. 6th, their infant son, aged 3 months and 5 days. The funeral service was held
by Rev. ATWOOD at the church Friday and the remains laid to rest in the Beaver Creek cemetery.

Mrs. Peter MYERS is quite sick with lung fever.

Jim ROTSEL and wife visited Ed SMITH and wife last Sunday.

Miss May LEHMAN and Hattie MYERS called on Lem ROSENDAUL last Friday.

Miss Gertrude MATTIS, of New Knoxville, Ohio and Miss Nettie FANKHAUSER, of Bryan, were the guests of Mrs. Cora ROSENDAUL a
couple of days last week.

Rev. BENNET preached last Thursday night and Rev. ALWOOD Sunday. Quite a good attendance for the extreme cold weather.


BORN: To Mr. and Mrs. J. A. MATTOON, January 25, a son.

Miss Helen KING, of Bryan, was the guest of friends here Sunday.

Cloyd JONES, of West Unity, was the guest of friends here Sunday.

Edward ROWE, of Hudson, Ind., was the guest of his brother, C. A. ROWE, last week.

William FABER, of Toledo, is visiting with his brother, Jacob FABER, and other relatives in this vicinity.

Roy OBERLIN entertained the young folks with a spelling school at the Leatherwood school house Tuesday night of last week.
Miss Jennie HAMET was the lucky speller.

DIED: EATON - At his residence on Saturday, Feb. 9, of heart trouble, Jerd EATON. he leaves a wife and six daughters
to mourn his loss. Funeral services were held at the family residence, conducted by Rev. AYERS, Monday, and the remains buried in the Shiffler cemetery.

From The Bryan Democrat April 11, 1895


MILLER - At her home in Ney, Ohio, Marh 30, 1895, of Anemia, Annie, wife of J. H. MILLER, aged 24 years, 9 months and 28 days.
Annie CARLSTADT was born June 2, 1870, she had been married just 16 months and leaves a husband and little child 5 months old, also her aged parents,
one brother and four sisters.

BEAVERS - George W. BEAVERS died at his home two miles north of Bryan, Monday evening, April 8th, after a long and distressing
illness. He came here from Tuscarawas county in 1841 and settled on the place where he died more than a half century later. Quiet, unassuming,
industrious and temperate he enjoyed the respect of many acquaintance. We never heard a disparaging word spoken of him. He was nearly 76 years of age.


Easter Opening of Pattern Hats & Novelties April 11, 12 and 13 at Miss Flora CLOCK's There will be a lovely display of all
the latest styles in millinery. Ladies are invited to attend. Four doors north First National Bank.

From The Bryan Democrat July 21, 1898

Social News:

Mrs. Bert JAMESON has returned home from a visit to her parents in Delta.

Willie RAUBERTS, Ligonier, visited his aunt, Mr. Jonas WALDER, last week.

Mrs. M. G. WRIGHT spent Sunday with Edgerton friends.

Mrs Anna COSLET is visiting her daughter, Mrs. C. E. SHEARER, Franklin, Ohio.

W. R. KITZMILLER, publisher of The Sentinel, Millersburg, O., visited old friends in Bryan last Saturday. KITZMILLER formerly published The Stryker Advance.

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