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Fargher, Addie B. (Austin)   - LaPorte Herald Argus Monday, February 27, 1956 Mrs. Addie B. Fargher, 72, of 436 Lake Shore drive, died at 4:35 Saturday afternoon at the Fairview hospital after an illness of two weeks. She was born March 6, 1883 in Galena township to Alexander B. and Amanda Austin.
  Mrs. Fargher lived at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Dr. and Mrs. Robert Fargher. She had lived in Rolling Prairie until 1934 when she moved to LaPorte. Her husband, George Frederick Fargher, was a member of the LaPorte county council and a Kankakee township trustee for many years. He preceded her in death in 1934.
  Mrs. Fargher was a member of the Rolling Prairie First Christian church, Order of Eastern Star, LaPorte chapter for more than 25 years, and formerly a children's guardians board member for many years.
  Surviving are one son, Dr. Fargher, LaPorte; one brother, Frank Austin, Galena township; one sister, Mrs. Eva Hacker, Rolling Prairie, and one grandchild. One brother and one sister preceded her in death. Funeral services were held this morning at 11 o'clock at the Cutler Brothers Funeral home with the Rev. Calvin W. Didier officiating. Burial was in Foster cemetery, Rolling Prairie.

Fargher, Frances J. (Heckman)  - Michigan City News June 7, 1898, Page 8, Col. 4     Mrs. James Fargher, residing at Hatch's Mills, died yesterday afternoon, from the effects of an operation which she underwent a few days ago at the hands of two Laporte physicians. Mrs. Fargher was the daughter of Jacob S. Heckman, a prominent farmer in Galena township. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, from the family residence.

Fargher, George - LaPorte Herald Argus, Monday, August 27, 1934     George Fargher, age 56, a member of the county council and perhaps as widely known as any other one man in the county, passed away last night at his home in Rolling Prairie.   Mr. Fargher, a brother of Dr. James H., and Albert Fargher of this city, suffered a stroke of paralysis, that resulted in his death. He had suffered a first stroke last January, but apparently was on the road to recovery when a second one claimed his life last night.
  Mr. Fargher had a wide acquaintance not only in LaPorte county but throughout northern Indiana and southern Michigan. He was a stock buyer, a trade he had followed for the past 30 years, and was one of the biggest operators in this section of the state.
  Was Candidate: A Republican, he had been a member of the county council for almost eight years and was a candidate for re-election this fall. He was named to the council to fill the unexpired term of Marion Switzer, after the latter's death. Mr. Switzer was elected in 1926, but passed away a short time after taking office. Mr. Fargher was elected to the council in 1930.
  The sons of James and Frances Fargher, he was born in Center township on July 12, 1878, and spent his entire life in this county. He spent his boyhood and received his schooling in Galena township. Later he lived in Kankakee township and served two terms as trustee of that township from 1914 to 1922.
  On Aug. 25, 1907, he married Addie Austin, a Galena township girl, and the couple made their home at Rolling Prairie. The wedding ceremony was performed in Chicago.
   Mr. Fargher and his family resided continuously in Rolling Prairie from 1907 and in addition to his interest in politics, Mr. Fargher served his community as a foremost citizen, active in many movements.
Besides the brothers here, he is survived by his widow and one son, Robert Fargher.
Funeral Wednesday - Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon, Daylight Saving time, at the home. The Rev. J.N. Thomas of Rolling Prairie will officiate and burial will be in Foster cemetery, Galena township, with Cutler Brothers in charge.
A successor to Mr. Fargher on the council probably will be named on Tuesday, Sept. 2, when the council holds its next regular meeting. Other members of the council are F.B. Heusi, J. Vene Dorland and Othie Way of LaPorte, Frank Henry and Leon Kramer of Michigan City and Herman A. Boehlke of Wanatah.

Fargher, James   - Michigan City News, Wed., Nov 16, 1898, Page 5, Col. 6     James Fargher, a well known resident of Galena township, died at his home Friday evening, aged 54 years. He was born in Laporte, July 20, 1844. He was raised there and has been a resident of Laporte county all his life. His wife died June 3, 1898, and it seemed impossible for him to reconcile himself to the loss. He leaves three sons to mourn his departure: Jas. H., Albert and Geo. F., also three brothers and one sister: Wm., Thos. and John and Mrs. Ellen Curtis, of Seattle, Was., and hosts of friends. He was a good neighbor, an indulgent, but just father and a staunch republican. Funeral services were held at his home Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Fox, Congregational minister of Three Oaks, officiated.

Fargher, Dr. James H. - Michigan City News Dispatch August 7, 1939, Pg 2, Col. 1     Dr. James H. Fargher, 64, LaPorte, uncle of Dr. Francis M. Fargher, this city, died of a heart attack yesterday afternoon at his home, 809 Jefferson, LaPorte.
The deceased was a member of a pioneer LaPorte county family. He was born Oct 4, 1874, in Galena Twp., the son of James and Frances (Heckman) Fargher.
After graduating from the Rolling Prairie high school, he attended the Chicago Homeopathic Medical college, graduating his internship in Chicago and from there went to London, England, where he was engaged for a year and a half at King's hospital. He returned to LaPorte where he practiced 34 years. From 1906-07 he practiced in South Bend.
On Oct. 18, 1905, Dr. Fargher was married in St. Edward, Neb., to Helen Buchtel who survives. Other survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Claron Veller, LaPorte and Miss Louise Fargher, Fort Worth, Tex., also two nephews, Dr. F.M. Fargher, this city and Dr. Robert A. Fargher, Saginaw. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Burial in Foster Cemetery.

Fauch, Bessie & Eddie - La Porte Daily Herald, Wed., Apr 22, 1891 Two small children – Bessie, aged one year and Eddie, aged four - "Death is abroad in the land. Many have been ruthlessly snatched from life and have passed through the dark valley, two small children of August Fauch, Bessie, aged one year and Eddie, aged four, were buried Thursday p.m. at the Beatty's Corners cemetery. The parents have the sympathy of the community.

Feather, Mrs. Harriet E. Reed - The LaPorte Herald Argus, Tuesday, May 16, 1933, page 2     Mrs Harriet E. Reed, age 61, until eight months ago a resident of Mill Creek, passed away to South Bend at 8:10 last evening. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Reed. Mrs. Feather was born in Wills Township, this county, near Sauktown on April 22, 1872. She was married in Rolling Prairie on, who survives. Mrs. Feather was a member of the Sauktown church and of the Gleaner lodge of Mill Creek. She was baptized in the First Christian church at New Carlisle in 1889. Surviving besides the husband, are a daughter, Mrs. Lillian Tarnow of South bend, four sons, Earl Feather of LaPorte and Glen Herman and Arthur Feather of South Bend; five grandchildren; three brothers, William Reed of Mill Creek and Frank and Alfred Reed of Rolling Prairie and five sisters, Mrs. Frank Shaffer of Mill Creek, Mrs. Willard Turley of New Carlisle, Mrs. George Baer and Mrs. Schuyler Hooten of Mill Creek and Mrs. Fred Bennitt of Rolling Prairie. The parents and a brother preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held Thursday at the home, 1117 Mc Cartney Street, South Bend at 12:45 pm Standard time, and at the Sauktown church at 2 o'clock. The body may be viewed at the home until the time of the funeral. Burial will be in Sauktown cemetery with O.M. Haverstock in charge.

Fink, Alvina (Barnes) - Michigan City News, Aug 17, 1898, page 8 col 6     "Mrs. Alvina Fink, a resident of Galena Twp., died Thursday night. She was 77 years of age." Burial in Foster Cemetery.

Finley, Elizabeth Ellen - The Daily Herald, November 26, 1918     Elizabeth Ellen Finley, 73 years of age, native of Galena township, this county, passed away at 5:20 yesterday evening at the Ruth C. Sabin home, where she had lived for two years. She was the widow of Edward B. Finley, who lived in Kankakee township and who died about nine years ago. Mrs. Finley was the daughter of Elijah and Ruth Bishop and was born Sept. 6, 1845. She had been an invalid two years, suffering from paralysis. She was married to Mr. Finley about 45 years ago. Mrs. Finley leaves the following sons and daughters: John Finley of Portland, Ore.; Mrs. Ora L. Hickman of La Porte, Vernon B. Finley of Yamhill, Ore.; Mary V. Brewer of La Porte, Two sons are deceased. She also leaves a brother, Harrison Bishop of La Porte county. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Ruth C. Sabin home and interment will be at Lamb's Chapel. Cutler Bros. are in charge. *** NOTE: Cemetery list shows death November 21st, according to this obituary, death would have been November 25.

Finley, Frank B. - Daily Herald, La Porte, Indiana, Friday, November 29, 1918     The funeral of Frank B. Finley will be held at 212 Holcomb street at 3 o'clock tomorrow, Rev. Stamper officiating, and interment will be in the Rossburg cemetery. Wier & Ebert are in charge.

FINLEY, WILLIAM – Michigan City News, Wednesday, 20 January 1909     Another Old Resident Gone     Wm. Finley, who died Thursday morning at his home in Galena township, was born June 17, 1830 in Decatur county, Ind. He came to Laporte county with his father in the fall of 1835, and had been a resident since that time. He worked for his father until he was 19 years old, when he went to Iowa with his brother and returned the same year, taking employment in the Ross mill where he had worked for the past twenty years. He was married to Miss Roxy A. Holman May 25, 1856, who died September 1, 1900. To the marriage were born seven children two of whom survive, A. L. Finley, of Hatches Mills, and Mrs. H. A. Wilhelm, of Culpsville. Mr. Finley became a member of the Christian church at Rossburg in 1845 and was an earnest believer. Short services will be held at the home at Hatches Mills at 1 o’clock Sunday afternoon before the services at the Dunkard church at 2 o’clock at which the Rev. Whitt will officiate. Burial in Rossburg Cemetery.
Contributed by Gloria Arndt

Fisher, Mrs. Bessie C. - LAPORTE HERALD -ARGUS TUESDAY, 20 APRIL 1954    MRS. BESSIE C. FISHER    Mrs. Bessie C Fisher, 74, route 5, Laporte, died at 6:30 this morning in Fairview hospital after an illness of one year. Mrs. Fisher was born in South Bend, Ind, Aug 2, 1879 and had made her nome in LaPorte for many years. In July 1899 she married in South Bend to Frank L. Fisher. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Geraldine Hitesman and Mrs. LeEssa Reeder, both of LaPorte, Ind, and Mrs. Sylvia Leazenby, of Columbiaville, Mi; one son, Lester Fisher, California, nine grand children, and one sister Mrs. Hattie Peters, South Bend. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday at the Haverstock chapel with the Rev. R. J. Dilling officiating. Burial will be in Pine Lake Cemetery. Friends may call at the Haverstock chapel tomorrow noon and until the time of services.
Obituary contributed Joyce Fisher at fishernuthouse@yahoo.com

Fisher, Clarence A. - LAPORTE DAILY ARGUS BULLETIN MONDAY, 07 JUNE 1909     Clarence A. Fisher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Fisher, died yesterday morning at 6:10 o'clock at the home of his parents, 312 Mechanic Street. The deceased had been an invalid for the past two years, suffering with a complication of troubles. He was born July 17, 1883, at South Bend, Ind. but had resided in this city for the past 15 years. Besides his parents he leaves two sisters, Mrs. Eva Berkheiser, of South Bend, and Mrs. Mary Shigley, of Toledo, Ohio, and three brothers, Franklin of South Bend, Charles of Lansing, Michigan, and Robert of this city. The funeral services will be held at the home tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, with Rev. Hans Zumstein, pastor of St. Paul's Evangelical church, officiating. The burial will take place at Pine Lake cemetery, Austin Cutler is the mortician.
Obituary contributed Joyce Fisher at fishernuthouse@yahoo.com.

Fisher, Elizabeth - LAPORTE HERALD ARGUS FEB 23, 1945     Mrs. Elizabeth Fisher, 90, of 910 Scott Street, died at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the Fairview hospital. She was born in Pennsylvania on July 25, 1954, the daughter of Samuel and Jane Miller. She was married 71 years ago in the state of Pennsylvania to Peter Fisher who died 21 years ago. She was a member of the Christian Church and of the Women's Relief Corps. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Mary Shigley, Toledo, Ohio; Two sons, Frank and Robert, both of LaPorte; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Haverstock chapel with the Rev. H. L. Conley officiating. Burial will be in Pine Lake cemetery. Friends may call Sunday noon at the chapel and until the time of the funeral.
Obituary contributed Joyce Fisher at  fishernuthouse@yahoo.com

Fisher, Frank Lloyd - LAPORTE HERALD ARGUS THURSDAY 07 MAR 1946    FRANKLIN LLOYD FISHER    Frank Lloyd Fisher, 66 of 612 Niles Street, died at 4:30 this morning at the Fairview hospital after an illness of four months. The son of Peter and Elizabeth Fisher, he was born in Toledo Ohio, on June 25,1879 and had lived here for 19 years, coming from Columbiaville, Michigan. He was employed at the U.S. Slicer Co. On July 25,1899, in South Bend, he was married to Bessie Fisher, who survives. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Michigan. Also surviving are two sons, Lyle Fisher of Akron, Ohio, and Lester Fisher of Gardena, Calif, three daughters, Mrs. Sylva Leazenby of Columbiaville, Michigan, Mrs. Geraldine Hitesman, of Laporte, In Mrs. LeEssa Reder of LaPorte, Ind, a sister, Mrs. Mayme Shigley of Toledo, Ohio, one brother, Robert Fisher of LaPorte, and nine grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Haverstock chapel, Friends may call from tomorrow noon
Obituary contributed Joyce Fisher at   fishernuthouse@yahoo.com

Fisher, Peter - LAPORTE DAILY HERALD 9 SEPTEMBER 1923    Last taps were sounded for Peter Fisher, Civil War veteran and only living ex-commander of Patton Post, at his home, 312 Mechanic street, at 4:45 a.m. today, following an illness of two years with paralysis. Mr. Fisher was born in Pennsylvania Jan. 5, 1845, being 78 years, eight months and 16 days old at the time of his death. Twenty-nine years ago he came to LaPorte from Elkhart. The deceased veteran married Elizabeth Miller at South Bend on May 16. 1874. Mr. Fisher was a member of the Christian Church. A Widow, three sons and two daughters survive the deceased man. They are Mrs. Peter Fisher of La Porte, Charles M. Fisher of Lansing, Michigan; Frank Fisher of Columbiaville, Mich; Robert C. Fisher of La Porte, Ind; Mrs. Mary Shigley of Toledo, Ohio; Eva Berkheiser of South Bend; One brother, Henry Fisher, and a sister, Sarah Renner, both of Northumberland, Pa, 19 grand children , and ten great-grandchildren also survive. Mr. Fisher enlisted in Company D, 52nd Pennsylvania Volunteers, at the beginning of the Civil War. He was discharged on July 12, 1865 and reenlisted in the same regiment on October 13, 1865. He was discharged again on Feb 28 1866. Following is a list of battles in which Mr. Fisher engaged: Lee's Mills, in April, 1862; Williamsburgh, May 5, 1892; Chickahominy, May 19, 1862; Seven Pines, Fair Oaks, May 31, 1862; Railroad and Bottom bridges, June 27 and 28, 1862; White Oak Swamp Bridge, June 30, 1862; Carter's Hill, July 2, 1862; Mathews County, Nov 22, 1862; Glouchester, Virginia, Dec 14, 1862; Yorktown, Aug 17 to December 31 1862. Funeral services will be held at the residence at 2:30pm Monday. The Rev.M.G. Long will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Lake Cemetery with E. E. Ebbert as the undertaker.
Obituary contributed Joyce Fisher at fishernuthouse@yahoo.com

Fissgus, Mary – La Porte Daily Herald, Wednesday, 6 July, 1892 p. 3 col. 3     Mrs, Mary Fessgues, of Wills township, died this morning at 2 a. m., and will be buried tomorrow, the services being held at Union church, in the above township. Rev. Lindenmeyer, of this city, will officiate. Burial in Baptist Cemetery, Wills Twp.

Fissgus AKA Fessgues -  Mrs, Mary Fessgues, of Wills township, died this morning at 2 a. m., and will be buried tomorrow, the services being held at Union church, in the above township. Rev. Lindenmeyer, of this city, will officiate. - La Porte Daily Herald, Wednesday, 6 July, 1892 p. 3 col. 3 Contributed by: Alan H. Zeller

Fleischhauer, Nettie (Hatch) - Michigan City Evening News, June 15, 1915, p4, c4     Mrs. Nettie Fleischhauer, wife of Captain W.G. Fleischhauer, of the 25th Infantry, Hawaiian Islands, died Saturday in Seattle, Wash. The body will be brought to this county and services will be held at 10 o'clock Saturday morning, June 19, in the home of her aunt, Mrs. Nettie Heckman, in Rolling Prairie. Burial in Foster Cemetery.

FONTANNA, EVELYN - Herald Argus Monday, Feb 15, 1982 - EVELYN FONTANNA Funeral services for Mrs. Evelyn B. Fontanna, 52, of 123 Eastwood St., LaPorte, who died Saturday, Feb. 13, at 8:27 a.m. at LaPorte Hospital, following a long illness, will be Tuesday at the Haverstock Funeral Home with Rev. Edward A. Meyer officiating. Burial will be in Patton Cemetery.
  She was born March 11, 1929, in Michigan City, to Ralph and Irene (Raymond) Terry and had lived in the county all her life. She was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church. On March 19, 1949, in LaPorte, she married James A. Fontanna who survives. Also surviving are one son, Gary, of Wichita, KS.; one grandson; her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Terry of LaPorte; one sister, Mrs. Cloyd (Ruth) Ogle of LaPorte and one brother, Stuart, Terry of LaPorte. One son, Greg, died July 25, 1974. Submitted by: LAURA J. HECKMAN

FORRESTER, JAMES - Michigan City News - Wednesday - Feb. 28, 1900
The funeral of the late JAMES FORRESTER, and account of whose unfortunate death from exposure has appeared in THE NEWS, took place Tuesday at 10 o’clock from the church at Waterford. Rev. H.L. Kindig of the First M. E. Church of this city conducted the services. Interment at Lowe’s cemetery. Contributed by: Laura J. Heckman

Foster, Burt W.   - LaPorte Herald Argus, Thursday, September 22, 1960    Transcriber's Note: This is a partial transcription - interested descendants may contact donnamnelson@comcast.net for a copy of the full obituary.  Mr. Foster was born Oct. 11, 1893 to Joseph and Ella Foster in Galena township and had resided in the Rolling Prairie area all of his life. He was married Aug. 17, 1914 in LaPorte to Hazel Brown who survives.
Mr. Foster was retired from the LaPorte county highway department where he was employed for many years. He was a member of the Methodist church and of the Gleaner lodge at Rolling Prairie.
Survivors include his wife; three sons, Lowell, Pine Bluff, Ark.; Roy, Galien, Mich., and Glenn of Rolling Prairie; two daughters, Mrs. James Thurston, Niles, Mich.; Mrs. Frank Hughes, New Carlisle 16 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren: two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Smith, Rolling Prairie, and Mrs. Blanche Strode, Gary.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Haverstock Funeral home with Rev. Herbert G. Wingard officiating. Burial will be at the Foster cemetery.
Friends may call from tonight until time of the services Saturday at the Haverstock chapel.

Foster, Ella (Waldo) - LaPorte Daily Herald Argus Mon, June 1, 1931    Mrs. Ella Foster died today at 8:20 a.m. at her home in Galena township after a long illness. She was 62 years, 11 months and 27 days old. The daughter of George and Hanna Waldo, she was born in Marshall county, Ind., June 4, 1868. She was united in marriage to Joel C. Foster May 3, 1889, who preceded her in death three years ago. She is survived by three daughters, one son, one sister, one brother and two stepsons, one stepdaughter and 17 grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Standard time, at the home. Burial at Foster cemetery, Howard B. Connelly in charge.
   LaPorte Daily Herald Argus Wed, June 3, 1931    Foster Funeral - Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Waldo Foster, who passed away at her home in Galena township Monday morning after an illness of more than a year, were held at the home this afternoon at 2 o'clock, Standard time. The Rev. James N. Thomas, pastor of the Galena Christian church, conducted the funeral. Mrs. Foster was born in Marshall county, Indiana, on June 4, 1868. When a child she moved to near Three Oaks, where she resided until a young woman. In 1890 (s/b May 3, 1889), she was married to Joseph (s/b Joel) C. Foster and moved with him to Galena township, where she resided until her death. Mr. Foster preceded her in death on July 19, 1928. She is survived by seven children, Mrs. Belle Caton, Bert W. Foster, Mrs. Bertha Smith, Mrs. Blanche Stevens, Roy S. Foster, Mrs. Eva Wiltfong and Harry Foster; 17 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one sister, Mrs. Walter Rumbaugh and one brother, Frank Waldo. Mrs. Foster had been a member of the Galena Christian church for more than 20 years.

Foster, Joel E.- LaPorte Daily Herald Argus Friday, July 20, 1928, page 2     Joel E. Foster, age 83, of Galena township, died at his home yesterday. He was born and has lived the greater part of his life on the homestead of his father, Scipha Foster. Surviving are his widow; four daughters, Mrs. Belle Caton of Middlebury, Ind., Mrs. Eva Wiltfong of Michigan, Mrs. Blanch Stevens of New Carlisle and Mrs. Bertha Smith of Galena township; three sons, Roy Foster and Bert Foster of Galena township and Harry Foster of Gary; 25 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence. Burial in Foster Cemetery.

Foster, Martin   - History of LaPorte County, Chapman 1880 Page 702     "Martin Foster was born in 1811, in Onondaga County, N.Y., and is the son of Joel and Hannah (Howe) Foster, natives of Connecticut; mother died about 1815 or '16, and father about 1828 or '30. On attaining his growth in New York State, in 1838 he came West and located on sec. 22, where he now lives; he first bought 120 acres, and has since added to it, until he has 220 acres altogether; he has also a house in New Carlisle, St. Joseph county. In 1832 he married Sallie Mosley, who was born in New York in 1810, the daughter of Josiah Mosley; of their 5 children Mrs. Hannah Holcomb alone survives. Mr. Foster is a farmer, stout and healthy; is a Free Mason, and he and his wife are members of the Christian Church. P.O., Three Oaks, Mich."
    From: L. P. Argus, 28 Feb 1889 Galena News: Died - On Saturday, February 23, 1889
    Martin Foster, commonly known as "Uncle Mart Foster" He was an old settler of this township, a church member for many years, and a Free Mason in good standing. His wife, "Aunt Sally" died on Christmas Day, 1884. Mr. Foster married again September 8, 1887 to Mrs. Mary Quantril. Burial in Foster Cemetery.

Foster, Mary Ellen   - Argus, October 7, 1922, p. 8
    Little Mary Ellen Foster, infant daughter of Bert and Hazel Foster, died this morning at 3 o'clock at the family home in Galena township. The funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock at the home. Burial will take place at Foster cemetery. Cutler Bros. are the funeral directors.

Foster, Sallie - Michigan City Dispatch Weekly - January (9)?, 1885, Page 6, Col. 1     "Mrs. Sallie Foster, wife of Martin, an old resident of the county, was buried in Galena township last Sunday. Her death was caused by palsy and occurred on Christmas day." Burial in Foster Cemetery.

Foster, Scipha - History of LaPorte County, 1880 (page 702)     "Scipha Foster was born in 1814 in Onondaga county, N.Y., a brother of the preceding; (referring to Martin Foster, son of Joel and Hannah (Howe) Foster) in 1835 or '36 he came to this twp., when it was a wilderness; He followed an Indian trail to find neighbors to help him raise his first log buildings; he invited all in the twp.; in 1833, in New York State, he married Miss Maria Williams, who was born in Onondaga county in 1815; she died Nov. 17, 1842, and he married, Feb. 13, 1843, Miss Isabel Warwich, a native of Trumbull county, O., and of their 9 children these 5 are living; Joel C., L.A. and Laura D., twins, Franklin R. and Anna B. Mr. Foster received a common-school education, commenced life in limited circumstances, but now owns 200 acres of land. Mr. and Mrs. F. are members of the Christian Church. Residence, sec. 22; P.O. Hatch's Mill."

Michigan City News August 2, 1899, Page 4, Col 1 - Passing of a Pioneer
    The funeral of Scipha Foster, who died at his home in Galena township last Thursday morning, took place Sunday at 10 o'clock from his late residence with interment in Foster's cemetery. Mr. Foster was one of the oldest residents of Laporte county. He was born in Onondaga county, New York, in November, 1814, being therefore very nearly 85 years of age at the time of his death. He came to Chicago from Buffalo, N.Y., in 1835 by boat and from Chicago walked to Michigan City. He preempted a section of land between Chicago and Michigan City, but learning that the water supply there was not good abandoned it and went to Galena township, where he purchased 1?0 acres of timber land, paying $8 per acre. He immediately set about building a cabin and lived on the property continuously until the day of his death. Foster's cemetery where interment took place is situated within fifteen rods of the spot upon which his first cabin was build. Mr. Foster was the youngest of a family of six, all of whom are now dead. They were of sturdy stock and all reached advanced years, their ages at death being 79, 83, 85 and 95. the subject of this sketch had been wearing gradually away for five years. He was not afflicted with any particular malady, simply wearing out and he died peacefully, without pain or suffering.

FOSTER, THOMAS D. – From unknown La Porte newspaper, 20 January 1938     Thomas D. Foster of the Rolling Prairie community, and widely known in La Porte and the county died yesterday at his home near Galien, Mich., after an illness of four weeks. He was born Jan. 8, 1871, near Rolling Prairie, the son of George O., and Sarah (DeWitt) Foster. On Nov. 1, 1895 at Three Oaks, Mich. he married Miss Edith Couchman. He had lived near Galien for the past 25 years. Surviving are his widow; three sons, George M., of Lansing, Mich., Bowen C., of Galien and Thomas F. Foster of South Bend; one sister, Mrs. Fannie Switzer of Rolling Prairie. One sister, Mrs. Anna Smith preceded him in death. Arrangements for the services, which will be held at Saints church, Galien, are incomplete and will be announced later. Burial will be in the Rolling Prairie cemetery.

Frame, Edward - The Chesterton Tribune - Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; December 4, 1897; Volume 14, Number 34, Page 1, Column 5    Burdick. - Edward Frame died at his home at 7642 Drexel Ave., Chicago, Nov. 29, age 45 years and 2 months, of cancer of the stomach. The remains were brought to Burdick, and the funeral services held Dec. 3, the services being conducted at the Eight Square schoolhouse, Rev. Wright officiating. Deceased was a brother of John and Younger Frame, and leaves a family of a wife and five children. Burial in Eight Square Cemetery.

Frame, Mr. Martin – The Westchester Tribune - Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; June 13, 1896; Volume 13, Number 9, Page 8, Column 1     Burdick. Mr. Martin Frame aged 52 years, died at his home in Chicago, Thursday, June 4th. On Saturday his remains were sent here for burial. The funeral was held in the M. E. church at this place, Rev. Rite, of Chicago, officiating. The deceased leaves a wife, two children and five brothers to mourn his loss. His remains were interred in the Eight Square cemetery.

FRAME, MILO I. - LaPorte Daily Argus, July 1, 1944     Milo I. Frame, 46, of 407 Grove Street, died at 7:30 last night at his home after an illness of one year. The son of Thomas and Florence Frame, he was born in Wills township on July 31, 1897 and had lived in the vicinity of LaPorte all his life. He was employed at the U.S. Slicing Machine Co. for 23 years. On Oct. 5, 1921 he was married to Doris M. Hostetler at her parents' home in Wills township. He was a member of the Christian church, LaPorte, and of the Gleaners of Rolling Prairie. Surviving are his wife, and two daughters, Mrs. Margaret O'Brien and Miss Joyce, at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Frame, Rolling Prairie; three sisters, Mrs. George Flagus, LaPorte; Mrs. Ralph Hunt, Rolling Prairie, and Mrs. Floyd Bowen, Pontiac, Mich; one brother, Melvin Frame, South Bend. One brother preceded him in death 40 years ago. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the First Christian church with the Rev. H.L. Conley officiating. Burial will be in Sauktown cemetery with O.M. Haverstock in charge. Friends may call Sunday noon at the home and until time of funeral. contributed by: Brenda Horton

FRANCE, ADAM – La Porte Daily Herald, 2 January 1891 The funeral services of Adam France were held at the residence near Rolling Prairie Tuesday forenoon, Rev. H. M. Middleton officiating. Mr. France’s six sons were the pall bearers. Deceased was 83 years and 11 months old. The remains were deposited in the Rolling Prairie cemetery.

Francis, Charles William - "The Herald-Argus" newspaper, LaPorte, Indiana, Saturday 24 July 1943 (article included a photograph)    "C. W. Francis. Charles William Francis, 82, an employee of the La Porte post office for 32 years until his retirement, died at his home, 314 Grove street, at 12:45 this morning.
  "From Nov. 1, 1897 until he retired Oct. 7, 1929, Mr. Francis was a postal employee. Before that he had been a school teacher. He was also known to thousands of LaPorte county fairgoers for years as one of the ticket sellers at the main gate box office.
  "Mr. Francis was born in LaPorte county Oct. 8, 1869, the son of Simeon and Mary E. Martin Francis, and had lived in this county practically all his life. On March 12, 1884 he was married at New Buffalo to Eva Holcomb.
   "He obtained his high school education at Three Oaks and later he attended Central university at Pella, Ia. Mr. Francis was an active member of the First Methodist church here until the infirmities of old age forced him to remain at home.
   "Survivors include his wife Eva; two daughters, Mrs. Bert Mullarky, Goshen, Ind., and Mrs. C. G. Chaney, Xenia, O., one sister, Mrs. Wendell Paddock, Columbus, O., and one foster sister, Mrs. Kathryn Teeter, Rolling Prairie, five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
  "Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 at the O. M. Haverstock chapel, the Rev. Clyde H. Lininger officiating. Burial will be in Pine Lake Cemetery. The body may be viewed at the Haverstock chapel from tomorrow until the time for the last rites."
Contributed by: Pamela A. Kotval 10452 Decatur Ave S Bloomington MN 55438-1948 E-mail: pakotval@tds.net

Francis, Eva Holcomb - "The Herald Argus" newspaper, LaPorte, Indiana, 3 April 1945, page 2    "MRS. EVA H. FRANCIS. Mrs. Eva H. Francis, 80 years old, widow of the late Charles W. Francis, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Galen Chaney, Xenia, Ohio, at 2:05 a.m. today, according to word received here by friends.   "Mrs. Francis resided at 314 Grove street until the death of Mr. Francis July 24, 1943, when she went to live with her daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Francis came to LaPorte from Galena township over 50 years ago. Mr. Francis was in the LaPorte post office for 32 years. Mrs. Francis was active in church work, as a Sunday school teacher in the First Methodist church, and as president of the Ladies Aid society. She was a past matron of the Orient chapter, Eastern Star, a member of the Past Matrons club, and for five years served as president of the Floral Hall of the LaPorte County Fair.
  "She was born near Posey Chapel in this county, July 12, 1864, the daughter of [James] Henry and Hanna Holcomb. Mr. and Mrs. Francis were married in New Buffalo, March 12, 1884.
  "There were two daughters, both of whom survive, Mrs. Bert Mullarky of Albuquerque, N. M., and Mr. and Mrs. Chaney of Xenia. There are five grandchildren and eight [great ?] grandchildren.
  "The body is to be brought to LaPorte and funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the O. M. Haverstock chapel. Rev. Clyde H. Lininger will officiate, assisted by Rev. Robert G. Chaney of Eaton Rapids, Mich., a grandson of the deceased woman. The Eastern Star will have services at the Haverstock chapel from Thursday noon until time of the services. Burial will be in Pine Lake Cemetery."
Contributed by: Pamela A. Kotval 10452 Decatur Ave S Bloomington MN 55438-1948 E-mail: pakotval@tds.net

Francis, Luke   - LaPorte Argus, 21 Dec 1882 (listed under Rolling Prairie news)     "Luke Francis died Friday, December 15th, at 11:05 a.m., funeral at 10:30 a.m., Sunday December 15th." (Note: should read, funeral December 17th) Burial in Foster Cemetery.
   Chapman's History of LaPorte County, 1880, page 733 Luke Francis was born in Connecticut in 1823, and came to this county in 1834. He is the son of Charles and Elizabeth Francis, natives also of Connecticut. He was married in this county, in 1847, to Betsey A. Marshall, daughter of Noah and Nancy Marshall, of Connecticut. He owns a farm on sec. 14, consisting of 125 acres, all in a good state of cultivation. Politically, he is a Republican. His post office address is Rolling Prairie.

Fravel, John B.  From Unknown Newspaper
John B. Fravel, of LaPorte died Wednesday, March 1st. 1876, aged about 64 years. He was
paralyzed about six years ago. He was Past Grand Master F.A. M. of Indiana. He will be buried
Sunday, March 5th, at 2 o’clock P.M. by the Masonic Fraternity.

Freed, Mary E. H. - LaPorte Herald-Argus, 2-23-1926     Funeral services for Mary E. H. Freed, who died yesterday afternoon in her home in Union Mills, will be held at 1:30 O'clock Wednesday afternoon from the Union Mills M.E. Church, with the Rev. A. H. Kenna of LaPorte in charge.
Mrs. Freed was born Nov 2, 1855 in Rolling Prairie and was united in marriage with D. O. Freed, Oct 30, 1878. Her husband passed away nine years ago. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Alva Stevenson of Valparaiso and three grandchildren. Burial will be in Union Mills cemetery. John Sweitzer is in charge of funeral arrangements.
Obituary submitted by Ingrid Jackson. Note: this family is NOT in Ingrid's study group, but was on the same page with another obituary submitted for posting on the WWW.

Freeland - Ada Irene Freeland - Another home has been darkened and a mother's fond hopes shattered. Ada Irene, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Freeland died after an illness of 17 days, passing away Friday morning at 2:30 o'clock. The little darling was only 7 months old, but was loved b all that knew her. A fond mother, a doting father, a loving brother, two grandmothers, two grandfathers, and a host of relatives mourn the loss of this precious one. Her health was very good until she was stricken with bronchitis, which proved fatal. It seemed as though a mother's loving care and the best medical skill could do nothing to preserve the life of the dear babe. She looked truly like an angel as she lay in the casket, which was lined with myrtle, the exterior being decorated with smilax and a bouquet of lilies of the valley. The funeral services were held at Lamb's Chapel, Rev. Hans Zumstein, pastor St. Paul's German Evangelical church, La Porte officiating. The pallbearers were: George McLean, Melvin Carpenter, Lewis Brockman and Elmer Hoover. Interment at Lamb's chapel cemetery. W.C. Weir was in charge.

FREELAND, MRS. CHARLES - Daily Herald, LaPorte, Indiana Tuesday, 1 November 1921    "Death came to Mrs. Charles Freeland 1012 Rumely Street, at 10:15 Monday morning, as mentioned in Monday's Herald. Her death followed an operation for goiter. Mrs. Freeland was born Sept. 8, 45 years ago and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dankert of this city, in which she spent her life. She was married a quarter century ago, this month to Charles Freeland and to this union were born three sons and two daughters; Elmer, Raymond, Harry, Edna, and Edith. Fred Dankert of North Dakota is a brother and Mrs. Joseph Gillham is a sister. Mrs. Freeland was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical church, and the pastor of that church, the Rev. G.G. Bratzel, will officiate at the funeral, which will be held at 2:30 Thursday afternoon at the home. Burial will be in Patton's cemetery. L.A. Decker will be in charge."
Minnie Dankert Freeland - obituary donated by Jeffrey Holtz - jholtz@ssqi.com

Freeland, Chris  - LaPorte Herald-Argus 22 August 1918     Chris Freeland, 73 years of age, well known farmer living for many years on his farm some four miles north of the city, died at 5 o'clock this morning at the home of his son, Charles Freeland, which is in the same neighborhood. Mr. Freeland was born in Germany December 28, 1844. He came to America in 1868 and settled in LaPorte County. Some time later he was married in LaPorte to Miss Louise Swartzkopf, whose death occurred in 1873. To this union there were born three children now living. They are Mrs. Ida Tibbs of Midland, Mich., Charles Freeland and Fred Freeland of LaPorte County. In 1877 Mr. Freeland was married to Mrs. Elizabeth Holtz who survives him. Of this union was born one child Henry Freeland, now living in this county. The deceased also three stepchildren, who are children of the second wife. They are Mrs. Lizzie Borman of LaPorte, Mrs. Anna Daniels of Blackhawk, Colorado, and Charles Holtz of LaPorte County. He also leaves one brother, Charles Freeland of LaPorte. There are eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Mr. Freeland was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. The funeral announcement will be published tomorrow. Weir & Ebbert are in charge."
obituary donated by Jeffrey Holtz - jholtz@ssqi.com

Freeland, Mrs. Elizabeth (Dorothea Sophia) (Tanger, Holtz) - LaPorte Herald-Argus 19 December 1918     "Mrs. Elizabeth (Dorothea Sophia) (Tanger, Holtz) Freeland, wife of the late Christ Freeland, died at 10:45 this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alfred Borman, 503 Linwood Avenue. The funeral notice will be given later. The body is in the hands of Weir & Ebbert, funeral directors." -
More information as follows: Obituary Elizabeth (Tanger) (Holst) Freeland LaPorte Newspaper 20 December 1918 THE DEATH RECORD Mrs. Elizabeth Freeland, who died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alfred Bormann, was born in Mecklenburg, Germany, November 17, 1840. She was married in the year 1866 to John Holtz, who died in July 1874. To this union were born three children. On the 11th of March 1877, she was married to Chris Freeland. To this union one son was born, Henry Freeland, who died six weeks ago. Mother and son were devoted companions and it is believed that the shock of his death hastened that of his mother. The deceased was a member of the German Lutheran Church. She had a beautiful Christian character, devoting her entire life to her loved ones. For the past 42 years she had lived on the old homestead and during all those years she was always a kind neighbor, ready to lend assistance wherever needed. The deceased is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Alfred Bormann, of this city, and Mrs. Mathias Daniels, of Central City, Colorado, and one son, Charles Holtz, of LaPorte, three step children, and one brother, William Tanger. The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Alfred Bormann, 508 Linwood avenue, Rev. Paul Eickstaht officiating. Friends wishing to view the remains may do so Saturday and Sunday up to the time of the funeral. Weir and Ebbert are the funeral directors."
Submitted by Jeffrey Holtz - Jholtz2000@yahoo.com

FREELAND, KENNETH C. July 21, 1916 - Oct. 26, 1993 LaPorte Herald-Argus "Kenneth C. Freeland, 77, of 9858 E. County Road 200 N., died Tuesday afternoon in Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Hospital, Chicago, after an illness. Mr. Freeland was a retired farmer. He was born July 21, 1916, in LaPorte and was a lifelong resident. On Sept. 17, 1941, in LaPorte, he married Julia Szilagyi. She survives with two daughters, Judy Bowmar of Union Mills and Yvonne Horvath of New Carlisle; two sons, Kenneth E. "KC" of LaPorte and William "Bill" of Altamonte Springs, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Bernice Rollins and Jeanette Schlicht, both of LaPorte; and a brother William of South Bend. He was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Fish Lake. Private services were today in the church. Entombment will be in Swan Lake Memorial Gardens, Michigan City. Essling Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to any charity." obituary donated by Jeffrey Holtz - jholtz@ssqi.com

Freeman, Charles - Michigan City Evening News Saturday, December 12, 1908     CHAS. FREEMAN DEAD AT NINETY One of City's Pioneers Passed Away of Old Age
CAME HERE WAY BACK IN '40
In His Younger Days Was Well Known Trapper, Hunter, Fisher and Carpenter - Great Lover of Out Door Life and Lake     Charles Freeman, one of Michigan City's oldest and best known residents, both in years and in point of residence here, died Friday evening at the home of his sister, Mrs. Peter Thomas, North Washington street. Mr. Freeman had been feeble health for a long time, suffering with rupture and atllietion, due to old age. The venerable gentleman was in his 91st year.
   The deceased was a native of Perth Amboy, Middlesex, county, New Jersey, where he was born July 21, 1818. He moved with his parents to Onondaga County, N.Y. and then to Michigan. Later the family moved to Bloomington County, Illinois, where the subject of this sketch was married to Miss Olive Lamphier. The ceremony was performed July 29, 1838. Two years later Mr. Freeman and family came to this city.
  With his wife he joined the Methodist church in 1851, the name of Freeman being among the first on the roster of the local church. Mrs. Freeman died Feb. 12, 1887 at the age of 65 years, nine months and 21 days. Mr. Freeman was a great trapper, hunter and fisher and in his younger days he devoted a great deal of his time to his traps, guns, rod and line. He was a man of rugged constitution. For several years, however, his health had been on the decline. He had been confined to his home for some time, he having made his last trip out of doors on election day. He had since been failing rapidly and for the past week his death had been expected at most any hour.
  The deceased leaves to mourn his death three children, one brother, two sisters, 16 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. The children are W. H. Freeman, Mrs. Peter Thomas and Mrs. Henry Heise of this city. Samuel Freeman, aged 94 years, is a brother to the deceased and lives in Crisco, Iowa. The sisters are Mrs. Sarah Flagg, aged 86, of Joliet, ILL., and Mrs. Lavina Sanborn, aged 85 who resides in Minnesota.
  The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the Methodist church, Rev. Grant Teeters officiating. The pallbearers will be six of the deceased grandsons, as follows: Charles Freeman, Fred, George and Henry Heise, Charles and Bert Thomas. Mr. Freeman is a resident of Chicago, where he conducts a grocery store. He arrived in the city this afternoon to attend the funeral. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery.
Obituary contributed by: Robert Barker - rcbarker@cafes.net

Freeman, Olive Lanphier - Michigan City, Indiana Evening Dispatch Sat. 12 Feb 1887 p1 c5     "Mrs. Charles Freeman, Sr., residing on Second Street, died at noon today of cancer. She had been ailing for several years, and for three months past had been confined to her bed. Mrs. Freeman was 66 years old and had resided here for many years. The husband and several children survive her. The funeral services will occur at the M.E. church Tuesday at 3 o'clock p.m." Burial in Greenwood Cemetery.
Contributed by Jodi McKinley at jmckinley2@neo.rr.com

Freese, Agnes – LaPorte Herald Argus, Thursday, Mar 13, 2003.    Mrs. Agnes M. Freese, 90, of 1528 First St., LaPorte, died Tuesday, March 11, 2003, at 3:23 pm at LaPorte Hospital following a brief illness. She was born April 10, 1912, in LaPorte to Robert and Dorothy (Gaekle) Williams, and was a lifelong resident of LaPorte. Mrs. Freese was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the St. Joseph Rosary Society and was a 1930 graduate of LaPorte High School. On Feb 25, 1933, in LaPorte, she married Clyde R. Freese, who preceded her in death on March 15, 1982. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one son, Clyde, Jr.; one sister Margaret Rosentreter; and one brother, Robert Williams. Surviving are two daughters, Jacqueline (Dave) Anderson of South Bend and Mary Freese of Springville; four granddaughters, Judy (Tom) Rossow, Sue Anderson, Jacqueline Anderson and Lora (Steve) Loche; three grandsons, Dave (Chris) Anderson, Jim (Connie) Anderson and Rob (Elaine) Anderson; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Helen Szawara of Michigan City; and several nieces nephews. A funeral Mass will be Saturday at 9 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Rev. Ted Nordquist officiating. Friends may call Friday from 3 to 8 pm at Essling Funeral Home with a wake service at 7 pm., and Saturday from 8 to 8:30 am. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church. Agnes M. (Williams) Freese 04/10/1912 03/11/2003 90.92 La Porte, IN - Contributed by: Brenda Horton - see donations page for contact information

Freese, Charles Raymond infant of Mr & Mrs. Jesse - Obituary in the LaPorte Herald Argus January 11, 1944     2nd Pneumonia Death In LaPorte Family     A second death in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Freese, 202 Worden street, as a result of pneumonia following the flu occurred this morning at 4:55 when their 2-year-old-son, Charles Raymond passed away at the Holy Family hospital. His nine-months-old brother, Robert Lee, died on Christmas Day of pneumonia. Charles was born in LaPorte on November 17, 1941. Surviving are his parents, one brother, Jesse William, two sisters, Darlene Mae and Delores Mary, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Wiltfong, Springville. Funeral service will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’ clock at the Haverstock chapel with the Rev. Orie L. Robinson of the Assembly of God church officiating. Burial will be in Springville cemetery. Friends may call from noon tomorrow until time of funeral at the chapel.
Not marked by tombstones; only by flowers. Buried to the right of Delores Freese Sprague:
Contributed by: Brenda Horton at BAnnHorton3@aol.com

Freese, Clifford R. (Coot) - LaPorte Herald Argus December 12, 1974    Clifford R. (Coot) Freese, 59, of 364 Fairmont road, Kingsford Heights, died at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the LaPorte hospital following a sudden illness. He was born January 30, 1915 in Starke County Indiana to Lawrence and Martha (Hay) Freese and had lived in this area all of his life. Mr. Freese was an employee of Allis-Chalmers. He was married January 1, 1937 to Margaret Gallo. He was a member of the United Auto Workers Union. Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Truman (Gloria) Helt of LaPorte, two sons, William R. Freese of LaPorte, Raymond Alan Freese, at home, nine grandchildren, three brothers, Jesse Freese, Sr., Clyde Freese, Rev. Curtis Freese all of LaPorte, and three sisters, Mrs. Bernice Logos of Fort Ogdon, Florida, Mrs. Ester Black, and Mrs. Lorriane Thomas, both of Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Haverstock Chapel with Rev. Chester P. Zurawiec officiating. Burial will be in Pine Lake Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel after 2 p.m. today until time of services.
Freeze obituaries contributed by Brenda Horton at: BAnnHorton3@aol.com

Freese, Clyde Russell, Jr.,  -  LaPorte Herald Argus, Tue, Nov 11, 1952, pg. 1     INJURED YOUTH DIES SUDDENLY     FREYER, AUGUST (GUST)) - "Michigan City News" September 7, 1916     INSTANT DEATH OF GUST FREYER - Electrocuted at Top of Forty Foot Pole - Body Decapitated Clothes Consumed and Lifeless Body Burned to Unrecognizable Crisp. Witnesses Turned from Horrible Sight - 12,000 Volts Caused Instant Death at Main and Poplar Streets
    Thursday, September 7 Gust Freyer, a man of family, residing at 109 Wabash Street, employed for several as a "trouble shooter'" for the Merchants Mutual telephone company, met instant death at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon by electrocution. The tragedy occured at Main and Poplar streets. Mr. Freyer's body was completely decapitated, the head falling forty feet to the ground. The unfortunate's clothing was then ignited and the lifeless body was burned to a crisp. Witness's turned their heads from the horrible sight. The Fire Department was called to extricate the lifeless body. The police patrol also responded. Before the rescue work could be begin however, it was necessary to turn off the power at the power house along the upper harbor.
Mrs. Thomas Cadman, 118 Poplar Street and Mrs.Charles Mallot, 120 Poplar Street were among the first to discover the tragedy. Their attention is said to have first attracted to the burning incident. Both ladies simultaneously returned to their doors. Mrs. Cadman was almost overcome. She turned and retraced her steps into the house.
Mrs. Mallot called her son. Paul, who went to several nearby phones to give the alarm. Owing to wire trouble, however, (trouble for which Mr. Freyer was looking when he was killed), young Mallot had some little difficulty finding a phone in the neighborhood through which he could notify the telephone office of the tragedy.

Call to Fireman and Police Manager, Norman A. Seeward, of the telephone company, at once gave the alarm to the fire department and the police department, requesting them to go to the rescue. Detective Schiene followed the fire department on his motorcycle, while Chauffuer White and Chief Funk, responded with the auto patrol. Hammond policemen and other Hammond citizens, visiting here, were at the police headquarters, at the time, and they too, responded. Immediately upon reaching the scene of the tragedy, Detective Schiene phoned police headquarters to have the power turned off. Desk Sergeant Glafcke called the power house and notified the engineer of the tragedy, requesting that the power be turned off. The request was at once complied with so that by the time the firemen reached the scene and were ready to do rescue work, the line was "dead".

Pick Up The Head - - To Fire Chief Bauman fell the task of picking up the head of the dead lineman, which lay at the base of the pole. The fire department's life-line and extension ladder were then brought into play and the unrecognizable, charred remains were lowered to the ground. The police patrol removed the body to the McGann & Neuenschwander morgue.
Deputy Coroner on Scene --- Deputy Coroner E.G. Blinks was on the scene, took a hurried survey of the surroundings and interviewed various persons who witnessed the gruesome sight. The high tension line, carrying electric current to Chesterton, parallels the telephone line for some little distance off of Michigan Street, near the point where the South Shore electric cars cross Michigan Street. At the point of the tragedy, about a block and a half from Michigan Street, the high tension line is about two feet above the telephone line. Mr. Freyer is said to have been perched on one of the cross-arms of the telephone pole, and is presumed to have been in a bending position while working on the wires. During an unguarded moment, possibly, he straightened his position and the back of his neck came in direct contact with the high tension wire. The high voltage burned completely thru his neck, severing the head, as heretofore stated. Well Known Young Man Gust Freyer was well known about the city. He rode one of the company's motorcycles and visited hundreds of homes, business houses and factories in the city, installing, moving or fixing telephones. He was well known and was a genial, gentlemanly young fellow. He had been in the employ of the telephone company seven or eight years. Mr Freyer was born on the Freyer farm, just south of the city. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Freyer and was married seven or eight years to Clara Lubs , daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ludwig Lubs. Comments: Services held at home and buried from St. Paul's by Rev. H.C. Wickenmeyer. Gust.....AKA August was buried in Greenwood Cemetery,
obituary donated by: Susan Hawkins smhawkins28@hotmail.com and typed for the Internet by Judy Green

Clyde Russell Freese, Jr – LaPorte Herald Argus, Tue, Nov 11, 1952, pg. 1    INJURED YOUTH DIES SUDDENLY     Clyde Russell Freese, Jr., 18, of 102 L Street, injured in an auto accident on Oct 22, died suddenly at 2:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon of a blood clot. Because his death was indirectly attributed to his injuries, he was listed as the 39th traffic victim in the county for this year. Freese, who has been confined to St. Anthony's Hospital, Michigan City, with a fractured leg and ankle since the accident was to have gone home yesterday. County Coroner Russell Beck said the youth was preparing to leave the hospital when he suffered an embolism and died. The local youth was injured when he drove his car through the intersection of the Johnson Road and U.S. 20 northeast of here and was struck by a truck operated by Robert J. Loy, 27, of Goshen, Ind. Loy was treated for a slight injury then and released. The son of Clyde and Agnes Freese, Clyde was born in LaPorte Dec 30, 1933. He had lived here all his life. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic church and belonged to Co. F, the Indiana National Guard here. Survivors include his parents, two sisters, Jacqueline and Mary Ann; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Williams; several aunts and uncles. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. The Rev. A.C. VanRie will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph's cemetery. Friends may call at the Cutler Brothers chapel tomorrow evening from 7 to 9 o'clock and until time of service. Contributed by: Brenda Horton - see donations page for contact information

Clyde R. Freese - LaPorte Herald Argus March 1982     Clyde R. Freese, 75 of 1528 First St., LaPorte, died Monday, March 15, at 3:30 p.m. at his home following an illness of three months. He was born June 6, 1906 in Marshall County Ind., to Lawrence and Martha (Hay) Freese and had lived here 59 years coming from Starke County. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and had retired from the former US Slicing Machine Co. (Berkel, Inc). On Feb. 25, 1933 he married Agnes Williams who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. David (Jackie) Anderson of South Bend, and Mary Ann of LaPorte; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Thomas (Bernice) Logos of Ft. Ogden, Fla., and Mrs. Tony (Lorraine) Thomas of Grand Rapids, Mich., and one brother, Jesse, of LaPorte. One son, Clyde R. Jr., died in 1952, and four brothers and four sisters preceded him in death. Funeral services will be 11 am Thursday at St. Joseph Church with Msgr. John C. Witte officiating. Friends may call at the Essling Funeral Home from 2-9 p.m. Wednesday, where a wake service will be conducted at 8 p.m. and until the time of services Thursday. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.
Contributed by: Brenda Horton - see donations page for contact information

Freese, Curtis W. Rev - LaPorte Herald Argus     Rev. Curtis W. Freese, 64, of 908 East Ohio St., died Friday evening as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Valparaiso. The Pastor of Apostolic Church of Valparaiso, he was born on May 22, 1912 in Starke County to Lawrence and Martha (Hays) Freese. A resident of LaPorte since 1909, he moved here from Bluffton, Ind. He was also an employee of Jaymar-Rudy Corp. in Michigan City. He was married on May 30, 1932 in LaPorte to Jeanette Berkowski, who also died in the auto accident. Survivors include one son, Eugene, LaPorte; one daughter, Sharon Freese, LaPorte; two grandchildren; two brothers, Jesse and Clyde Freese, both of LaPorte and three sisters, Mrs. Bernice Logos, Ft. Ogden, Fla., Mrs. Esther Black and Mrs. Lorraine Thomas both of Grand Rapids, Mich. Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Apostolic Church in Valparaiso, with Rev. James Bates. Burial will be in Pine Lake Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday evening at Haverstock’s Chapel and until 10 am Tuesday at the chapel and until the times of services at the church.
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Freese, Jeanette Berkowski Freese: - LaPorte Herald Argus. Died Jun 25, 1957    JEANETTE FREESE Mrs. Jeanette Freese, 62, of 908 E. Ohio St., was pronounced dead at Porter Memorial Hospital, Valparaiso, Friday night following an auto accident that occurred near there. Mrs. Freese, wife of the Rev. Curtis Freese of LaPorte, was born on Jan. 6, 1914 in Chicago to John and Valerie (Ordinski) Berkowski. She had lived in LaPorte since 1956, coming here from Bluffton. She was married to Curtis Freese on May 30, 1932 in LaPorte. Mrs. Freese belonged to the Apostolic Church in Valparaiso where her husband served as pastor. Survivors include one son, Eugene of LaPorte; one daughter, Miss Sharon Freese, LaPorte; two grandchildren, three brothers, Edmund Berk of LaPorte; Herman Berkowski, LaPorte and Louis Berkowski, Flint, Mich. A double funeral service for Mrs. Freese and her husband, who was killed in the accident, will be held at 1 pm Tuesday at the Apostolic Church in Valparaiso. Rev. James Bates will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Lake Cemetery. Friends may call at the Haverstock Funeral Home Sunday evening and until l10 am Tuesday at the Havestock Chapel and from 11 am to time of the services Tuesday at the church in Valparaiso.

FREESE, MRS. JENNIE M. - LaPorte County Museum in LaPorte, LaPorte, IN, Dec 15, 1939    Mrs. Jennie Marie Garrison Freese, age 38, or rural route No. 1, LaPorte, passed away at the Holy Family hospital this morning shortly before 2 o'clock after a short illness. She was born here on April 29, 1901, the daughter of Bert and Jennie Garrison, and had lived in LaPorte county all her life. On Aug. 25, 1917, she was married here to Murriel Freese. Surviving are one son, Lawrence Freese, at home; a granddaughter, Marjorie Freese; her mother of LaPorte, three sisters, Mrs. Arthur Birkholz, Mrs. Carl Isbell and Mrs. Viola Aylor, all of LaPorte, and four brothers, Clarence Parker, Bert Garrison, and Cecil Garrison, all of LaPorte, and Floyd Garrison of Michigan City. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 at the Haverstock funeral home, the Rev. Clyde H. Lininger officiating. Burial will be in Patton cemetery. The remains may be viewed at the funeral home from tomorrow afternoon until the service.

Freese, Jesse - Freese - 5/9/02 - Michigan City, News Dispatch     LaPORTE — Jesse M. Freese, 91, LaPorte, died at 12:31 p.m. Tuesday (May 7, 2002) at LaPorte Hospital. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Haverstock Funeral Home. Burial will be in Springville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until the service Friday. He was born June 14, 1910, in Knox, Ind., to Lawrence and Martha (Hay) Freese. On Jan. 8, 1938, in LaPorte, he married Mary E. Wiltfong, who survives. Survivors also include four daughters, Denise Euler, Donna Hall, Debbie Lain, and Darlene Wawok, all of LaPorte; one son, Jesse Freese Jr., LaPorte; 17 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren. Mr. Freese was an inspector for Modine Manufacturing. He retired in 1975 after 40 years of service. Mr. Freese attended the LaPorte Assembly of God Church.
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Freese, Jesse W. - LaPorte Herald Argus May 14, 2003     A graveside service for Mr. Jesse W. Freese, 64, of 1116 Indiana Ave., LaPorte, will be Friday at 11 am at Springville Cemetery. He died Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at 1:42 p.m. at his home. There will be no visitation. Haverstock Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. He was born Nov. 5, 1938 in LaPorte to Jesse M. and Mary (Wiltfong) Freese and had live all his life in the LaPorte area. Mr. Freese was a millwright at Kingsly Furniture. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and a life member of both Moose Lode 492 LaPorte, and Bass Masters. Surviving are his mother of LaPorte; three sons, Jack, Jason, and Justin, all of LaPorte, nine grandchildren; and four sisters, Denise Euler, Donna Hall, Debbie Lain, and Darlene Wawok, all of LaPorte. He was preceded in death by his father, one sister, and three brothers.
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FREESE - LAWRENCE FREESE   - The LaPorte Herald Argus, Friday, March 12, 1999     The funeral for Mr. Lawrence M. Freese, Jr., 76, of 2157 Packard Place, El Cajon, Calif., who died Tuesday, March 9, 1999, at his home, will be Monday at 11 am at Haverstock Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Freese officiating. Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm, and Monday at 11 am until the time of services. Burial of ashes will take place at a later date in Oak Grove Cemetery, Mill Creek. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Grossmont Hospital, P.O. Box 3739 La Mesa, Calif, 91944-3739. He was born March 24, 1922, in LaPorte to Murriel and Marie (Garrison) Freese. Mr. Freese was a welder at Allis-Chalmers for 35 years, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II, and a member of the Moose Lodge and American Legion, both of New Carlisle. On July 7, 1940, in LaPorte, he married Virginia E. Hager, who died Feb. 13, 1994. Surviving are on daughter, Marjorie Pease of El Cajon; one son, Thomas of Atlanta, GA; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. Contributed by: Brenda Horton at BAnnHorton3@aol.com

Freese, Muriel - Obituary in the LaPorte Herald Argus     Funeral services will be at 3 p.m., Monday at the Haverstock Funeral home for Muriel Freese, 74, Fort Ogden, Fla., formerly of LaPorte, who died Wednesday at the Fort Charlotte, Fla., Medical center. Friends may call at the Haverstock chapel from noon Sunday until the time of the services on Monday. The Rev. Charles Ross will officiate and burial will be in Greenwood cemetery, Michigan City. Mr. Freese was retired from the Allis-Chalmers plant here. He was born April 23 in Donaldson, Ind. He was married to Lola Crutchfield on March 21, 1941 in Michigan City. Mrs. Freese survives. Other survivors include four sons, Lawrence and John of LaPorte, Charles of Michigan City and Robert of Madison,Wisc; two daughters, Mrs. Delores Games, LaPorte, and Mrs. Elsie McCormich, Aurora, Colo; four brothers, Clyde, Jesse, and Curtis Freese, LaPorte, and Clifford of Kingsford Heights; four sisters, Mrs. Glolde E. Black and Mrs. Lorraine Thomas, both of Grand Rapids, Mich., Mrs. Irene Kohlman, Michigan City, and Mrs. Grace Logos, Fort Ogden, Fla; nine grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

Freese, Norman Edward - LaPorte Herald Argus November 4, 1944     Norman Edward Freese, 6-months-old, son of Jesse and Mary Freese of 202 Warden Street died at 1:25 yesterday afternoon at the Fairview hospital. He was born in LaPorte on May 1. Surviving besides his parents are one brother, Jesse, Jr., two sisters, Delores May and Darlene Mae, at home, the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Wiltfong, Springville. Two brothers preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held Monday Morning at 10:30 at the Haverstock chapel with the Rev.Orie Robinson officiating. Burial will be in Springville cemetery. Friends may call tonight at the chapel and until time of funeral. He is buried in Springville.
Not marked by tombstones; only by flowers. Buried to the right of Delores Freese Sprague:
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Freese, Roberta Lee - LaPorte Herald Argus December 27, 1943     Roberta Lee Freese, nine-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Freese of 202 Warden Street, died at his home Saturday morning at 10:30 following an illness of two weeks. He was born in LaPorte on March 14, 1943. Surviving are his parents, two brothers, Jesse W., and Charles R. both at home; two sisters, Dolores Mary and Darlene Mae, at home; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Wiltfong, Springville. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Haverstock chapel with the Rev. Robertson officiating. Burial will be in Springville. Friends may call tonight at the chapel and until time of funeral. Not marked by tombstones; only by flowers. Buried to the right of Delores Freese Sprague:
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Ferdinand Frier - Grand Rapids Evening Press" in Grand Rapids, Michigan; page 1, on Sept. 19, 1899     Ellsworth Avenue Hotel Keeper Dies Suddenly - Heart Stopped at Night     Ferdinand Frier, a Kent County pioneer, died very suddenly his morning at 1:30. For some weeks, he kept a hotel and saloon at 35 Ellsworth Avenue. The bell rung at the home named this morning Mrs. Frier arose to answer it. When she returned to bed, her husband was dead. Frier was 75 years old, a native German and a man highly esteemed by his friends. Coroner Luton, who investigated the case, came to the conclusion that death resulted from a second stroke of paralysis, Frier having suffered a first stroke a number of years ago. Mr. Frier was twice married. Besides his widow, he left four sons and a daughter, two children by his first wife. All his children live in Michigan City., Ind., and one of his sons is now on his way here to take the body to Michigan City.
comments: There is a variation here of the spelling of the name. His death certificate has another variation. He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Michigan City, Indiana. Obituary donated by: Susan Hawkins smhawkins28@hotmail.com and typed for the Internet by Judy Green

Charles T Freyer - is Death Victim - " Niles Daily Star" Niles, Berrien Co., Michigan on July 16, 1934     M.C. Conductor Dies Suddenly Sunday Night at Home - Lived Here For 12 years    Charles T. Freyer, 46, 1208 Regent Street, died Sunday at his home Sunday night, after an hour’s illness. Mr.Freyer appeared in good health until about 6:30 o'clock Sunday night when he was taken seriously ill with a heart attack and died at 7:30 o'clock. He is survived by his wife, Elenore, a son, Charles and two daughters, Marjories and Shirley, all at home. his mother, Mrs. Mary Freyer, Michigan City, also survives. Mr.Freyer was born in Michigan City, September 24, 1887, and came to Niles, 12 years ago as a conductor on the Michigan Central Railroad. He was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church and was affiliated with the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and Pioneers Association. Friends of the deceased may view the body at the home. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with the Rev. Harry Nicholson, pastor of the Trinity Episcopal Church, officiating. Burial will be held in Greenwood Cemetery. Charles is buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Michigan City, Indiana.
obituary donated by: Susan Hawkins smhawkins28@hotmail.com and typed for the Internet by Judy Green

Freyer, Mrs. Frank (Ruby Lucille Badkey) – Died April 1937 LaPorte Hist. Museum - no paper or publish date listed    Mrs. Frank Freyer, 34 living on the East Dunes highway, near Michigan City, died yesterday morning at 8 at the Clinic hospital, following an illness with pneumonia. She was born Oct 11, 1902, in Michigan City, as Ruby Lucille Badkey.
She is survived by her father, Ernest Badkey of LaPorte, her mother, Mrs. Jessie Joslin, Chicago; four sisters, Mrs. Garner Cibbs of LaPorte; Mrs. Genevieve Keeler, Mrs. Louise Kelly, and Mrs. Dolores Holbrook, all of Chicago; two brothers, Ernest and Lawrence Badkey, both of LaPorte; one grandmother, Mrs. Clara Scott, Michigan City, and her husband.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 at the Ott Funeral Chapel, Michigan City. Burial will be in Pine Lake cemetery here. Friends may view the body tomorrow.
Mrs. Frank Freyer (Ruby) - Buried at Pine Lake Cemetery, LaPorte, IN. Ruby died 3 Apr 1937. Obit donated by: Susan Hawkins   smhawkins28@hotmail.com

Freyer, Fred - "The Michigan City News", Nov. 7, 1917     Death of Former Resident, Fred Freyer, until 1915, a resident of this city died yesterday morning at his home in Detroit. The cause of his death was neuralgia of the heart, of which he had been ailing for some years. He had been a passenger conductor on the Michigan Central for the past 20 years or more. Mr. Freyer was 58 years of age. He is survived by two sons, Charles T., 215 east Second Street, this city, and Arthur, who resided in Culver Indiana. Funeral arrangements will be made later. (foot note:)
Fred Freyer is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Michigan City. obituary donated by: Susan Hawkins smhawkins28@hotmail.com

Friedrich, Kurt Sr. - 10/5/02 - News Dispatch, Michigan City, IN     LaPORTE - Kurt H. Friedrich Sr., 61, LaPorte, died Thursday, (Oct. 3, 2002) at Cooper County Hospital in Boonville, Mo. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cutler Funeral Home with Pastor Wayne Rosson officiating. Burial will be in Springville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. He was born Sept. 7, 1941, in LaPorte, to Manfred and Ema (Grunwald) Friedrich. On Feb. 27, 1988, in LaPorte, he married Carolyn S. Burns who survives. Survivors also include four sons, Timothy (Annette) McFarland, LaPorte, Kurt (Penny) Friedrich, Michigan City, Karl (Theresa) Friedrich, Snellville, Ga., and Jerry (Jaime) Burns, LaPorte; one daughter, Patricia (Robert) Griffin, El Paso, Texas; ten grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Manfred (Eunice) Friedrich, N.C., and Paul Friedrich, LaPorte; two sisters, Margarete (Ernest) Schwenk, LaPorte and Ruth (Dave) Erne, California; and nephews and nieces. Mr. Friedrich worked in the heating and air conditioning business for 35 years, and he owned Kurt Inc. Heating & Air Conditioning for five years. He was a professional wrestler in his younger days, and enjoyed bowling and bird watching. Mr. Friedrich also enjoyed watching stock car and NASCAR Racing. He never knew a stranger and loved his family

Freyer, Kenneth - Michigan City – Died 25 Nov, 1975     Funeral services for Kenneth G. Freyer, Sr.,71, of 933 N 200 E, LaPorte, who died at 1:45 am today at his residence, will be at 2pm Wednesday at the Carlisle Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul H. Frankenfeld officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-9 pm today and until the hour of service Wednesday at the funeral home. He was born Aug. 16, 1904 in Chicago, Ill. to George and Lena (Kramer) Freyer. He was married Nov.29, 1930 in Michigan City to Gertrude Schoof. Surviving are his wife; one son, Kenneth Freyer, Jr. of LaPorte; two daughters, Mrs. Barbara Grenacki, of Michigan City; Mrs Betty Relford, of Rolling Prairie and four grandchildren. comments: Kenneth Freyer - buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Michigan City, In. Found at LaPorte Historical Museum.
obituary donated by: Susan Hawkins smhawkins28@hotmail.com and typed for the Internet by Judy Green

Freyer, Robert – "Michigan City Dispatch", 30 June, 1904; p 4     Drank Whiskey and Died - An extremely sad death in the family of Robert Freyer, southeast of the city, was reported to the board of health late Monday afternoon, Clarence, the three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Freyer, was the victim, and alcoholic poisoning was given as the cause of death. It seems the child got hold of a bottle of whiskey which had been left within reach and drank a large quantity of the fluid. In a short time the little one became unconscious and all efforts to save its life proved unavailing. The funeral will be held from the family home this afternoon, Rev. J.G. Hoch officiating. Buried at Greenwood Cemetery, Michigan City, Ind. obituary donated by: Susan Hawkins smhawkins28@hotmail.com and typed for the Internet by Judy Green

Freyer, Robert E. – "LaPorte Daily Argus" on 20 April, 1921, p 4     Robert E. Freyer, a Michigan City cigar manufacturer, died suddenly this morning at 62 years. Rudolph Freyer of this city is a brother of the deceased. He is also buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Michigan City, Indiana
obituary donated by: Susan Hawkins smhawkins28@hotmail.com and typed for the Internet by Judy Green

FREYER, MRS. SOPHIE - The LaPorte Daily Herald-Argus, Monday, March 15, 1926    Funeral services for Mrs. Sophie Freyer, age 78, of Michigan City, grandmother of Lois and Kenneth Freyer, 1202 Ridge Street who died Saturday evening at 8:20 o'clock in Michigan City, will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home in Michigan City. She was born May 12, 1847 in Germany and had resided in Michigan City for 60 years. She is survived by her husband, Edward Freyer, a son, Robert, of Michigan City; and four daughters, Mrs. H. John and Miss Lena Freyer of Michigan City, Mrs. Eleanor Holloway of Lansing, Mich., and Mrs. S. Miller of Jackson, Mich., and two sisters, Mrs. Amelia Long, of Wright, Minn., and Mrs. Bertha Hiller of Berlin, Germany (buried at Greenwood as Mrs. Otila Sophia Fryer)
Obit donated by Susan Hawkins at smhawkins28@hotmail.com

FRITZ, FANNIE – La Porte Argus, 24 January 1889     Mrs. Fannie, wife of George Fritz, and daughter of B. DeWitt, of Rolling Prairie died of consumption last Sunday (Burial in Rolling Prairie cemetery)

FRITZ, MRS. SAMUEL - -Michigan City News Wednesday Apr 1 1898 - - MRS. SAMUEL FRITZ
Mrs. Samuel Fritz (Anna) died Friday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Reifield, corner of Spring and Detroit streets. Death was caused by old age, the deceased being 77 years old. Mrs. Fritz leaves seven children. The five sons are William Fritz, of Chicago, August Fritz, of Chesterton, Frank and Henry Fritz, both of this city. The two daughters are; Mrs. C. Reifield and Mrs. J. Pattie, both residing in this city……Interment in Midway cemetery. Contributed by: Laura J. Heckman

Fuller, Wilbur W. - Michigan City News, Nov. 24, 1904     W.W. Fuller, a resident of this county since 1835, died Tuesday at his home in Rolling Prairie, aged seventy-four years. He leaves one daughter, Mrs. Wesley Mayes, of La Porte and one son, Dr. Carl D. Fuller of Bourbon. He was a veteran of the Civil War. The funeral was held on Thursday at Rolling Prairie, the G.A.R. attending in a body. Burial in Heckman Memorial Cemetery

MRS. FULLER CAR VICTIM: - LaPorte Herald Argus, Fri, Oct 27, 1967, pg. 3    A former LaPorte county resident, Mrs. Hilda R. Fuller, 67, Walkerton, was killed Thursday noon when she failed to stop her car near Syracuse at the intersection of an Elkhart county road and State Road 13, police said, and was hit by a car driven by Edward Kane, 35. Kane's wife, Della, 40, and their son, Brian, 2, were hurt seriously and hospitalized at Goshen. Kane and the couple's other children, Alan, 14, and Lynne, 13, were hurt less seriously. Mrs. Fuller, whose husband, John, manages the Western Auto store in Walkerton, was going to Ligonier to close out a variety store they owned there. The couple previously had closed down a Western Auto store there. She was born in Wills township, LaPorte county, on July 28, 1900 to Frank and Polly (Hastings) Reed. She was married in LaPorte on Jan. 10, 1920 to Samuel D. Closson, who died May 12, 1962. She then was married in September, 1962 to John fuller, in Walkerton, and the couple resided there ever since. She was a member of the Methodist church. Surviving besides her husband, John Fuller, are one daughter, Mrs. Shirley Luther, LaPorte, one son, Jack Closson, Orlando, Fla; two step-sons, Wilbur Fuller, Bridgman, Mich., and Ted Fuller, Rolling Prairie; one step-daughter, Miss Beryl Fuller, Minneapolis, Minn.; one sister, Mrs. Ethel Daly, South Bend; and four grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Sunday at the Haverstock Funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery, Wills township. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday noon and until time of services.

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