LaGrange County Biography Ref. Page  

Obituary-The LaGrange Standard September 1, 1904

Mahala Sayles DeBow was born in Tioga County Pennsylvania, November 6, 1830 and died at Goshen, Indiana, August 24, 1904 aged 73 yr. 9 mo. and 18 d.

When but a girl she came with her parents to Indiana in which state she has lived nearly all her life, being one of the pioneers of LaGrange County. In 1852, she was united in marriage to L. O. DeBow, then of Greenfield Township. To this union were born seven children, four of whom survive her. Her husband preceded her to the spirit world a year ago and since this time she has lived with her son John H. DeBow of Goshen. Her death was due to cancer of the stomach and came as a relief after many months of intense suffering. She was for several years a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and died trusting in that God who has been her stay through many years of trial and care. She was a kind neighbor, a loving wife and a servant of God. Let us join together in common belief that her sorrows are over and that she has gone to her reward. To be with her children who have gone before and again to see her husband. To spend eternity with Him who said, "Come unto me all ye who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest."

Contributed by Dave DeBow (aka de Beaux) Also see a picture of her gravestone in Pretty Prairie Cemetery here.

SAMUEL McCALLY, died: April 28, 1913

(The LaGrange Standard, Thur. May 1, 1913)  SAMUEL M'CALLY, PIONEER, IS DEAD

    - He came to LaGrange County in 1854, Fifty-nine Years Ago - Funeral Held Yesterday - His Death Came In His Eighty-sixth Year.  Samuel McCALLY, who came to LaGrange county in 1854, died Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William W. Minich, East of town, in his eighty-sixth year.  Funeral services were held yesterday morning at ten o'clock from the Methodist
Episcopal church at Plato, with Leroy W. Kemper, the pastor, in charge. Burial was made at the Plato church yard.
    Mr. McCally was born August 3, 1827, in Ohio, in a house on the line dividing Clark and Madison counties. His parents were Nicholas and Nancy Judy (Tschudy) McCally, the former a Virginian and the latter a Kentuckian.  Nicholas McCally served in the War of 1812, first in the cavalry, in the Green Clay brigade under General Hull, and was one of the army surrender to the British.  He afterward re-enlisted under General Harrison and was wounded in an engagement with the Indians.  His death occurred October 30, 1850 in Logan county, Ohio.  Samuel McCally attended the country schools and at eighteen years of age began work on a farm in Clark county, Ohio.  This employment he followed for three years and for three more years he was engaged in driving cattle to New York.  He became the owner of the old homestead in Ohio the year following the death of his father, but in 1854 came to the county and invested in 180 acres of  land.  He was first married in 1849 to Mary A. Nicholson.  She died in 1856,  leaving him four children, John McCally, now at Sturgis, Almond McCally, of  Clay Twp., Andrew McCally of Kalamazoo and Elias G. McCally, who in 1865 was accidentally killed.  His second marriage was to Elizabeth J. Richards, who was the mother of five children, former county treasurer Charles A. McCally, Mrs. Sara Roger of Springfield Twp., Mrs. William W. Minich, Manley McCally of Goshen and Mrs. Truman Fair of this township.  Since the death of his second wife Mr. McCally had made his home with his children.  Mr. McCally was both a man of character and capacity.  He was successful as a farmer and
active and prominent in political and other public affairs.  He belonged to that race of men to whom LaGrange county is indebted for its transformation from a wilderness.  Strong, rugged and resourceful, he made his life count for things worth living.  And at last he fell asleep, in the fuliness of time, passing on to that country from, which none returns.

Contributed by Burt Fuller

JOHN NICHOLS McCALLY, died March 20, 1927 in Sturgis, MI.

(Sturgis Daily Journal, March 21, 1927)  JOHN McCALLY ENDS LIFE BY HANGING SELF.

    John McCally, 77, a Sturgis resident for 25 years, was found dead, his limp body lying behind an iron bedstead in his home, 403 Sturgis Ave., at ten Sunday morning.  A rope doubled about his neck told a mute story of  the manner of his death.  In a literal sense McCally did not hang himself - he strangled himself to death.  This was the verdict of a coroner's jury at an inquest held at 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon in the court of C.L. Haner, justice and acting coroner.  There was no sign of violence in the room nor
about the house.  Two persons testified at the inquest.  They were A.M. Neufler and John Turnbul.  Both declared that McCally was in good spirits when they saw him last.  "Mr. McCally appeared to be all right when I visited him Saturday evening."  Mr. Turnbul testified, "although he had been worrying for some time over $800 which he said he had lent."
    John McCally was born in Auglarze county, Ohio, July 14, 1850.  He came to Sturgis 25 years ago.  He was a former employee of the Wilhelm Furniture Company here. During recent months, he had been employed at intervals as an extra flagman
here for the New York Central Railroad.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 o'clock at the Moon Funeral Home in Sturgis and at 2 o'clock at the Methodist Church in Plato, Indiana.  The body will be intered in the Plato cemetery at the side of his wife who died 40 years ago.  Surviving are two sons Sam S., of Kendallville, Ind., and Charles of Akron, O; one daughter Mrs. Jacob Bolley, of Kendallville; two brothers, Albert of  Shipshewana, Ind., and Richard, of Goshen; and two sisters, Mrs. William
Minnick, of LaGrange and Mrs. Roxey Fair, of Howe.

Contributed by Burt Fuller

ALMOND McCALLY, died March 14, 1939

(The LaGrange Standard, Thursday, March 16, 1939)  ALMON McCALLY OF CLAY DIED AT FARM HOME AT AGE 86.

    Almond McCally, age 86 died at his farm home in Clay township Monday evening.  He had been bedfast for the last 11 weeks.
  Mr. McCally was born in Logan county, Ohio, August 11, 1852.  All his life had been spent in farming.  His son, Frank and family have resided with the father on his farm in Clay township.  He is survived by the son, Frank; two grandchildren; one brother, Manley McCally of Goshen; a sister, Mrs. Grace Minich of Plato.  Funeral services were held this morning at the McCally home, with Rev. C.L. Robinson officiating.  Burial was made in Greenwood cemetery.

Contributed by Burt Fuller

CHARLES A. McCALLY, May 8, 1926

(The LaGrange Standard, May 14, 1926)  C.A. McCally Died Fighting Brush Fire On Bloomfield Farm; Expired Soon After Being Found By Neighbor On Old Session Place; Was County Treasurer; Scores Paid Tribute To Their Friend At  Funeral Tuesday.

    Scores of friends gathered Tuesday afternoon in LaGrange at the late house of Charles Albert McCally, former County Treasurer, Town Clerk and member of the Town Council, as a last tribute to their friend of years.  Mr. McCally's death last Saturday afternoon came as the result of a sudden apoplectic stoke suffered while he was fighting a small grass fire on
his farm in Bloomfield township.  No one knows just what happeded, as he was alone at the time, but earlier in the afternoon a neighbor, passing, saw him engaged in watching the burning of old grass in the fence rows.  About 4 o'clock his body, with the breath of life still fluttering, was found by Charles Ely in a field on the old Ormand Session place, just north of the McCally farm, and near the road bed of the old railroad.  Shortly before the discovery Mr. Ely and his brother William noticed smoke rising from among the trees close to the old Session buildings.  Fearful that a grass fire had gotten too close, Charles Ely drove the 3/4 mile distance and found his suspicions well grounded.  Suddenly he came upon Mr. McCally lying in the grass, seemingly yet alive.  Making him as comfortable as possible Mr. Ely raced back to his home to the west for help.  On returning in a few minutes
with his brother they found Mr. McCally had passed away.  The body was brought to Caton Brothers undertaking and then taken to the home on East Michigan St. where the daughter, Edna, who has been teaching in the Ft. Wayne schools, and the son, Ross I. McCally, a member of the staff of Purdue University soon arrived in response to the sad news.
    Charles Albert McCally was born in LaGrange county on the farm in Bloomfield township, near where his last moment came 30 June 1858, the son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Richard) McCally.  His father, who died in 1913, came to this country in 1854.   In 1886 he was married to Emma LaRue, who died in November of 1920.  To them two children were born, Edna and Ross.  He served as treasurer of LaGrange county 2 terms, taking office first in 1894.  He acted as Clerk of the Town Land Board 4 years and for another term of 4 years was a member of the Board.  He and his family moved to LaGrange in 1909.  Mr. McCally also held the office of Sec. of the Farmer's Rescue for many years.  Besides his son and daughter he is survived by 2 sisters, Mrs. William W. Minich, of south of Plato, and Mrs. Truman Fair, living north of the old McCally farm, a brother John McCally of Sturgis and Almond McCally of near Shipshewana, and many nephews, nieces and other relatives, a sister, Mrs. Sarah Rogers, and 2 half brothers, Andrew McCally and Elias G. McCally, preceded him in death.

Contributed by Burt Fuller

EMMA LaRUE McALLY, died November 26, 1920

    Emma Olive LaRue, eldest daughter of John C. and Elmire Estty LaRue, was born in Van Wert county, Ohio, July 26, 1861, coming with her parents to LaGrange county, Indiana, thenceforth her home in 1876.  On March 21, 1886, she was married to Charles A. McCally.  Two children were born to this union, Edna and Ross L.  For seven years they lived on their farm in Bloomfield township, and after several years in LaGrange again made their home there until 1909, when they returned to LaGrange, where they have lived since resided.  Her health gradually failed until Friday evening, November 26, when she slept quietly away into the peace for which she longed.  Her religious feeling was deep and instinctive.  Besides her husband and children, she leaves to mourn her loss three brothers and two sisters, J.L. LaRue and Mrs. C.M. Hissong, of LaGrange, A.A. LaRue of Huntinton, Penn., and Minnie LaRue and D.D. LaRue of Fort Wayne, Indiana, together with many other relatives and friends.  Burial was made in the family lot at Greenwood cemetery.

Contributed by Burt Fuller

SARAH McCALLY ROGERS, died February 21, 1914

(The LaGrange Standard, February 26, 1914)  MRS. ROGERS DIED FRIDAY - She Was Unconscious for Seven Weeks Following a Stroke of Apoplexy - WIDOW TWENTY-TWO YEARS - Mother of Three Daughters, All of Whom are Living.

    After an illness of seven weeks and one day from apoplexy, and without regaining consiousness, Mrs. Sarah Rogers died last Saturday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Swihart, on the Mrs. Mattie Robinson farm, east of LaGrange about a half mile.  Mr. Backus, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, was in charge of the funeral services, which were held Tuesday
morning at eleven o'clock, at the home of Mrs. Swihart, with burial at the Brushy Prairie cemetery, on the old Rogers homestead, beside the grave of Mr. Rogers, who died twenty-two years ago. Mrs. Rogers was born in Bloomfield township fifty-four years ago, the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth McCally, pioneers in LaGrange county, both of whom are dead.  She was married in 1881 to Henry A. Rogers and to her were born three children., Mrs. Dewey D. Dillon, Mrs. Walter J. Masten and Mrs. Swihart, at whose home she died.   In addition to her three children Mrs. also leaves two sisters, Mrs. William W. Minich and Mrs. Truman Fair, two brothers, Charles A. and Manly McCally, and three half brothers, John Almond and Andrew McCally.  Mrs. Rogers was first stricken with apoplexy about two years ago.  From this stroke she seemed to recover.  Her second stroke came on the day following New Year's, at the home of Mrs. Swihart, where she had been a guest only a few hours

Contributed by Burt Fuller

GRACE McCALLY MINICH, died January 8, 1943

(The LaGrange Standard, Thursday, January 14, 1943)  LAST RITES FOR MRS. Wm. MINICH ARE HELD SUNDAY AT PLATO HOME.

    Funeral services for Mrs. Grace Minich, widow of William Minich and highly respected resident of the Plato community during her entire lifetime of 81 years, were held on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Minich home just north of Plato.  Rev.
Wayne Mitchell of the Valentine Methodist circuit officiated, and burial was made in the Plato cemetery.  Mrs. Minich's death occurred last Friday at the home.  She had been ill since Thanksgiving.
    Grace Arabella Minich was born September 4, 1861, the daughter of Samuel McCally and Elizabeth Richard McCally.  Her parents came to Bloomfield township from Clark county, Ohio, in the early history of LaGrange county.  Mrs. Minich was the eighth child of 10 children born to Samuel McCally.  Mr. McCally having four sons by his first marriage to Mary Nicholson.  All these have preceded Mrs. Minich in death except her youngest brother, M. R. McCally of Goshen.  Mrs. Minich spent her entire life in a radius of a mile and half in Bloomfield township.   She was born and grew to womanhood at the McCally homestead, the present owners of which are the Ely brothers.  On April 11, 1886, she was united in marriage to William W. Minich, who lived in the same neighborhood.  After their marriage, they settled on a farm home near Plato where they lived for a few year, after which they purchased the Minich farm home where she has lived until the time of her death.  He preceded her in death on April 5,
1933.  To this union were born four children:  Agnes E. Robinson of LaGrange; Wilma W. Malone of Bloomfield township; Wilbur W. Minich of Bloom township; and Walter Minich, who died at the age of three years.  (The obit continues to list a number of friends who attened the funeral)

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ROXIE McCALLY FAIR, died February 23, 1938

(The LaGrange Standard, March 3, 1938)

    Roxie McCally Fair, daughter of Samuel McCally and Elizabeth Richards McCally, was born on the old McCally homestead north and east of Plato, Bloomfield township on 29 May 1866 and departed this life at her home 3 miles west of Mongo on 23 February 1938, aged 71 years, 8 months and 24 days.  She was the youngest child of 10 children born to her parents and 7 of her brothers and sisters have preceded her in death.  She was united in marriage to Truman Fair in 1889.  To this union were born 4 children, Mrs. Etta Schultz, Beecher, Edna and Jennie Elizabeth, who preceded her mother in death.  Together with her children she leaves to mourn their loss 5 grandchildren, children of her daughter Etta Schultz, 2 brothers, Almon McCally of Shipshewana, Indiana, Manley R. McCally of Goshen, Indiana and 1 sister, Grace A. Minich of Bloomfield township, and many nephews and nieces and a host of friends.

Contributed by Burt Fuller

JACOB FREDERICK BOLLEY, died December 12, 1950

    Former County Resident Dies in Daughter's Home.  Jacob F. Bolley, 83, resident of this county until about 10 years ago, were conducted this afternoon at the Fogelsong Funeral Home in Sturgis.  Burial was made in Brighton cemetery.
    Mr. Bolley was born in Ashland, Ohio 3 September 1867, the son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Doerer) Bolley.  He was united in marriage with Stella McCally in Plato 8 June 1890.  Surviving are 3 sons, Floyd of Elkhart, Harold of Lansing, and John Jacob of Marshall; 2 daughters, Mrs. Floyd Miller near Bronson where Mr. Bolley died, and Mrs. Chester Simmons of Coldwater; 2 brothers, William Bolley of LaGrange and Albert Bolley of Wolcottville; and 14 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.  Most of Mr. Bolley's life was spent in this county as a farmer.  He retired and moved to Sturgis with his wife, who died 19 January 1947.  Since then he has lived with his daughter.

Contributed by Burt Fuller

CHARLES WENZEL BOLLEY, died October 18, 1918 in Ft. Leavenworth, KS

    Charles Wenzel Bolley was born March 30, 1893, in Springfield Twp., LaGrange county.  His early life was spent near Plato and Brushy Prairie and he moved with his parents to Greenfield Twp. a number of years ago.  On September 2x, 1917, he was drafted into service for his country and left for Camp Taylor with the first boys sent from the county.  But it was not his to remain long with them, for his honest religious convictions placed him as a conscientious objector.  he was segregated and held at Camp Taylor until a short time ago, when he was transferred to the disciplinary barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where he contracted pneumonia and died, October 18, 1918, at the age of twenty-five years, six months and nineteen days.
    He is mourned by his father and mother and three sisters and three brothers, on sister, Blanche, having gone into that great beyond only a short time before him.  Wenzel was a sincere member of the Progressive Brethren church at Brighton and was true to his Master until he called him home.  He was a noble, loving, Christian young man and took special interest in the home and
all it held dear. (remainder unreadable on my copy)

Contributed by Burt Fuller

BLANCHE ELIZA BOLLEY, died July 23, 1918 in Sturgis, Michigan

BLANCHE BOLEY PASSES AWAY / Died At The Home of Sabrosky Family / Every Possible Effort Was Made To Save Life Of Young Lady Who Had Host Of Friends.

     A particularly sad death occurred at 11:15 o'clock last night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Sabrosky, S. Jefferson St., where Miss Blanche Boley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Boley, of Mongo, gave up the fight and surrendered to the call of her maker.  For some time in the past Miss Boley, who was twenty-three years of age, had been suffering from an affliction
which threatened peritonitis.  This developed Saturday and as the condition of the patient demanded an operation, the attending physician called two Mongo physicians into consultation, and it was determined to resort to the knife in the endeavor to save Miss Boley's life.  The patient failed to rally, gradually lost vitality and the end came last night just after the big storm had cleared away.  Every possible effort was made to spare the life of the young woman, but the best of medical skill and nursing failed.
The parents of Miss Boley were in attendance at the bedside from the time of the operation to the end.
    Miss Boley was a splendid type of girl, just budding into womanhood.  She claimed a host of friends who will miss her
gentle way and winning smiles.  Prior to her illness she was employed as stenographer at the Miller & Long office and during her stay in this city made her home with the Sabrosky family.  Besides her parents she is survived by two brothers, both of whom are in the army.  Brief services were held from the Sabrosky residence this afternoon and the body was taken to the Boley home near Mongo, where the funeral and burial will be held.

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FRANK G. McCALLY, died December 25, 1950


    Frank G. McCally, 65, former county connissioner, died at 5:30 o'clock Monday evening, December 25, at the LaGrange County hospital following a prolonged illness.  The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at the Caton and Frurip Funeral Home with Rev. W.R. Kuhn, former pastor of the Bethel Church, now of Argos, Indiana, in charge.  Burial took place at Greenwood Cemetery.  Mr. McCally was in reasonable health until 2 1/2 years ago when he was stricken with heart trouble and his
condition became gradually worse.
    Frank McCally was born on the old McCally homestead in Clay township November 5, 1885, the son of Almon and Ida May
Goodrich McCally, pioneers of that region.  He graduated from LaGrange High School in 1905 and taught school for 12 terms in Newbury and Clay townships.
    He was appointed county commissioner on the resignation of Frank Bevington in the early thirties and served for one term.  He served for one term.  He served several years as Clay township director of the Farmers Rescue Insurance Company.  He was a member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge.  On June 24, 1908, he married Hazel Bowen and they made their home on the farm
where they lived throughout his life.  He is survived by the widow: one son,  Clare McCally of Clay township; one daughter, Mrs. Elmer (Ruth) Glick of Shipshewana and five grandchildren; and uncle, Richard McCally of Goshen and a number of cousins.

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ELECTIA MINCH BOLLEY, died June 25, 2002 in Diamondale, MI


    Electia Emily "Peg" (Minch) Bolley was born in Howe, IN., December 31, 1899 and died June 25, 2002 in Dimondale, MI.  As she chose to be cremated, all whose lives Electia touched are invited to a memorial celebrated for her on Tuesday, July 2, at
7:00 p.m. at Lansing Central United Methodist Church.
    After living a full life of 102 years, she watched the ages pass from "horse-and-buggy-days" to wondrous probing of outer space and greeted every change in awe of hope of even better things to come.  Good times and hard times were a part of her
life: a happy childhood, grieving, grieving when siblings and many friends died during the flu epidemic of 1918, seeing her brothers go off to WWI, burying her parents, all of her six siblings, her husband, and four of her six children ... her husband, Harold Joseph Bolley (1964); two sons: John Jacob (1989) and Donald Willard (1976); Donald's wife, Mary Beth (Reid) 1978); a daughter, Janice Jane (1961); and a baby son, Winthrop Lynn (1931).  Two daughters and daughter-in-law survive her: Jeanne Joy Snyder (Luvern), Joanne Joyce Gorsline, and John's wife Sonja.  Also 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren.  "Peg" worked 28 years at the J.W. Knapp store (downtown Lansing) in the yard goods department retiring at age 72.

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HAROLD JOSEPH BOLLEY, died August 15, 1964 in Lansing, MI.

Retired Dairy Worker Died.

    Harold J. Bolley, 66, of 2 s. Wadsworth, retired dairy company employee, died Saturday at a local hospital.
    Born in LaGrange, Ind., Mr. Bolley has been a resident of Lansing for 38 years.  He was formerly employed at Lansing Dairy and McDonald's Dairy, retiring __ years ago.  Surviving are his wife: Electia E.; two daughters, Mrs. Jeanne Snyder of Lansing and Mrs. Joanne Bergau of Mas...; two sons John and Donald Bolley both of Lansing; 11 grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Frieda Miller and Mrs. Roa Simmons both of Coldwater; two brothers, Floyd of Elkhart, John of Battle Creek.

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ELIZABETH DOERRER BOLLEY, died September 25, 1922

(LaGrange Standard, September 29, 1922)

    In Ashland county, Ohio, on September 3, 1836, a daughter, Elizabeth, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Dorerrer.  In 1859 she was united in marriage to Jacob Bolley.  To this union were born eight children, three sons and five daughters.  Mrs. Bolley
departed this life on September 24, 1922, at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Henry Misner, near Olive Lake.  Her husband and three daughters preceeded her to the spririt world.  Three sons are living, Jacob, William and Albert, and two daughters, Mrs. Albert Case and Mrs. Daniel Ackermire.  Three brothers Emanuel of Helmer and Frank and Edwin of Ashland, Ohio,
twenty-eight grandchildren, thirty-three great great grandchildren and many friends and neighbors are leftg to mourn their loss.
     In 1870 she came from Ohio with husband and family and settled on a farm in Milford township, LaGrange county, where they resided until the husband was disabled and compelled to retire from active life.  After this, the rearing of the family was left to her and to her alone.  No on knows what she suffered and endured through those lonely years, for uncomplainingly and yet smiling, she suffered through.  She was unusually ambitious and active both in youth and in age and always ready to help those in need.  Being a member of the German Lutheran church since early womanhood and a firm believer in her God, she left us without fear.

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JACOB FREDERICK BOLLEY, died October 23, 1910

(LaGrange Standard, October 27, 1910)

    Funeral services for Jacob Bolley, whose death occurred Sunday Evening at the home of a son at Brighton were held Tuesday from the Plato church.

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(1935) MRS. J. S. HEISS Passes Away - Well Known Sturgis Resident Ill for Ten Weeks

    Mrs. Caroline Heiss, 97, believed to the oldest resident of St. Joseph County (Michigan), died yesterday afternoon at five o’clock in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carl Graves, at 131 South Nottawa Street, where she lived, after an illness of ten weeks. Mrs. Heiss was born in Erie County, Pa., on Jan. 26, 1838, the daughter of Andrew and Mary Frye Sexauer. She lived in Erie County in her girlhood, and was married to John Heiss at that place in 1862. Mrs. Heiss’ father supplied President
Millard Fillmore with potatoes for the White House and delivered them in an ox-cart. The President got his tubers from Mr. Sexauer because they were graded to an even size. In 1871 Mr. Heiss moved the family’s possessions to Lima township, Ind., in a covered wagon. He drove his cattle ahead of him. Mrs. Heiss and her son did not make the arduous trip, but went to Toledo by train. In Toledo she boarded a Michigan Southern and Northern Indiana Railroad train and came to Sturgis. The
line between Toledo and here had only been built a short time before.  Mrs. Graves still possesses the ticket that her mother purchased for the trip, but which was not punched or collected by the conductor. Mr. Heiss died in 1899, and his widow moved to Sturgis six years later.
    Mrs. Heiss was a member of the Methodist Church and the Ladies’ Aid.
    Mrs. Heiss is survived by a son, Ellery, in Washington D.C.; daughters, Mrs. Graves, Sturgis, and Mrs. Clem Willison, Buffalo, Wyoming; granddaughter Maxine Heiss, a teacher in Cedar City, Utah; grandson, John Heiss, a student at the University of Maryland at College Park, Mr.and several nieces and nephews. The funeral arrangements will be
announced after he son arrives here.

Funeral Services for MRS. HEISS - Burial rites for Mrs. Caroline Heiss, 97, one of St. Joseph County’s oldest residents, were conducted yesterday afternoon at 2:30 at the Foglesong Funeral Home with Rev. C. J. Kruse officiating. Mrs. Heiss had made her home for the past five years with her daughter, Mrs. Carl Graves, at 131 South Nottawa Street.
    Vocal selections at the services were given by Mrs. George French.
    Acting as casket bearers were C. W. Seeb, W. P. DeBolt., G. A. Rusterholtz, James Rusterholtz, Bert M. Jennings and Charles Sprister.
    Burial was made in Oaklawn Cemetery. Relatives from White Pigeon, Howe and Burr Oak attended the services. A son Ellery Heiss, from Washington D.C. who arrived here Tuesday evening to attend the funeral, will remain a few days in this city.

These undated obituaries were found in my grandmother’s belonging. I would assume they were clipped from the Sturgis Journal
Submitted by Cheryl Arver

   MISS ERIE HEISS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Heiss, who live about two
and a half miles north of Lima, died in Chicago, Nov. 28 ('95 was written in pencil). The funeral took place at the family residence on Sunday morning, at 10 o’clock. Rev. M. F. Stright officiated, assisted by Rev. Mr. Doll and the German minister from Sturgis. Interment at Sturgis.

These undated obituaries were found in my grandmother’s belonging. I would assume they were clipped from the Sturgis Journal
Submitted by Cheryl Arver


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