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Lain - Naomi Lain- News Dispatch, Michigan City, IN 8/5/2000 - WESTVILLE — Naomi Lain, 78, Westville, died at 7:25 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 1, 2000) at Michigan City Health Care Center. She was a lifelong resident of LaPorte County. A graveside service will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Springville Cemetery, LaPorte. Cremation will take place. There will be no visitation. Mrs. Lain was born May 5, 1922, in LaPorte, to Edward and Marie Benson Krueger. On Nov. 21, 1939, in LaPorte, she married Robert Lain, who preceded her in death May 22, 1970. Survivors include three daughters, Judy Freeman and Patricia Pergler, both of Westville, and Connie Wheatbrook, Kingsbury; two brothers, Gordon Krueger, Mill Creek, and Phillip Krueger, LaPorte; 12 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Preceding Mrs. Lain in death were one daughter, Bonnie McCalran; one son, David Lain; three sisters; and five brothers. Mrs. Lain retired after 16 years as a baker at Bonnie Bakery.

LAMB, Sally - Michigan City Evening News, Wednesday, March 19, 1902
    Old Auntie Lamb was buried at the Lamb chapel cemetery last Sunday.

Lampson, Lucretia - May 23, 1938 - Lucretia Lampson, age 76, died at her home in Rolling Prairie Monday evening at 9 o’clock. She was born in Starke County, O., and married W. H. Lampson in 1866. Mr. Lampson died about five years ago. The deceased is survived by one son Bert, 604 Detroit Street, and two daughters, Minnie Lampson and Mrs. Carrie Jones, of Rolling Prairie. Seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive. She was a member of the Methodist church. The funeral will be held Thursday at Rolling Prairie church at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. W. H. Trueschell officiating. Burial will be at Rolling Prairie cemetery, with E.E. Ebbert in charge. - Clippings found in papers of Mrs. Basil F. (Nellie Stoner) Jones after her death at age 100. (Please note: these have been typed in EXACTLY as printed by the newspaper) Typed for the Internet by Marcia Porter

Lampson, Wilson Henry - Oct 26, 1918 - Wilson Henry Lampson The funeral of Wilson Henry Lampson of Rolling Prairie, whose death was reported in The Herald, will be held at the Methodist Church in Rolling Prairie at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon. Mr. Lampson was born in 1845 in Yates County, New York, and came tot he state of Indiana when a small boy with his parents. He was a veteran of the Civil War and was a member of Co. C 128th Indiana Volunteers. The company was organized at Michigan City and mustered in December, 15, 1863, for three years of service. Mr. Lampson was united in marriage July 4, 1866, to Lucretia Ellen Brown. There were four children, Miss Minnie Lampson, Mrs. O. L. Jones of Rolling Prairie, Bert Lampson of Galien, Mich.,and Mrs. Frank Kellin. (This name is incorrect- should be Kelm) The latter died nine years ago the sixth of November. There also are five grandchildren. Mr. Lampson left a large circle of friends and relatives who regret his passing. He was a member of Hathaway Post, G.A.R., and as there are only five members of this Post living, Patton Post of LaPorte, will have charge of the funeral and the members will leave here for Rolling Prairie not later than 1:30 tomorrow afternoon. Rev. Shields will conduct the religious service and interment will be in the Rolling Prairie cemetery. Weir & Ebbert are in charge.

Lane, William Duane - Herald Argus April 5, 1937     Funeral for William Lane, Victim of Crane Crash, to be Tuesday
     Funeral Services for William Duane Lane, age 22, of 101 Sutherland street, instantly killed at 10:30 Saturday morning when a heavy overhead crane fell on him at the grader plant of the Allis Chalmers Company, will be held at the home at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. The Rev. Donald C. Ford of Michigan City will officiate and burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Michigan City with A. J. Reiser of LaPorte in charge. The body may be viewed at the residence this evening.
  Mr. Lane was employed as a driver by the Northwestern Transit company. He had just finished unloading a shipment of heavy steel at the grader plant when the crane broke loose from it track and fell.
  Reese Parker, 815 Woodward Street, an Allis-Chalmers employee was helping him at the time, and had a narrow escape from death. He heard the crane breaking and leaped almost clear of the descending mass of steel. He suffered a laceration on the back of his head and injuries to his back, although his condition is not serious. He is in Fairview hospital where he will remain a few days. Mr. Lane was born in Chicago on Oct 20, 1914, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Lane. He had lived here for the past three years, moving from Michigan City. He was a member of the Christian church.
 Surviving are his widow, his mother, Mr Wendel Kinsel of Michigan City; on sister, Mrs. Odessa Phelps of Michigan City, and an aunt, Mrs. Blanch Mahier of Michigan City.

Lang, Mary - Ref: New Dispatch - Michigan City, IN 11/28/2000 -
Mary Lang LaPORTE — Mary Lang, 93, LaPorte, died at 7 a.m. Monday (Nov. 27, 2000) at her home. The funeral is at 11 a.m. Thursday at Haverstock Funeral Home, with the Rev. Susan Martin officiating. Burial is in Door Village Cemetery. Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 8 a.m. until the funeral Thursday at the funeral home. She was born on Jan. 15, 1907, in Rensselaer, Ind., to Earl and Bertha Jane Phillips Ellis. On Oct. 3, 1923, in LaPorte, she married Floyd D. Lang. He died May 18, 1990. Survivors include three daughters, Lela Krassow, Marjorie Thompson and Phyllis Oakes, all of LaPorte; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. One sister, Dollie Griffin, preceded her in death. Mrs. Lang was a housewife and member of First United Methodist Church of LaPorte. She was involved with the WSCS-Bloodmobile and was past secretary of the February Circle and Ramblers & Lang Orchestras. She lived most of her life in the LaPorte area, coming from Rensselaer in 1922. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church of LaPorte.

LANGE, Roscoe - Michigan City Evening News, Monday, Mar 10, 1902
    Roscoe, the 6-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. James Lange, residing in Galena township, died Sunday of winter cholera. The other members of the family, the father and mother and five children, were ill of the same malady, but have about recovered. The deceased boy was a nephew of Lucius M. Harding, who resides in this city. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from Lamb's chapel, Rev. U.M. Creath of Rolling Prairie officiating.

LAMPSON - WILSON HENRY LAMPSON – Unknown La Porte newspaper, 20 October 1917
    The funeral of Wilson Henry Lampson of Rolling Prairie, whose death was reported in The Herald, will be held at the Methodist Church in Rolling Prairie at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon. Mr. Lampson was born in 1845 in Yates county, New York, and came to the state of Indiana when a small boy with his parents. He was a veteran of the Civil War and was a member of Co. C. 128th Indiana Volunteers. The company was organized at Michigan City and mustered in December 15, 1863, for three years of service. Mr. Lampson was united in marriage July 4, 1866, to Lucretia Ellen Brown. There were four children, Miss Minnie Lampson, Mrs. O. L. Jones of Rolling Prairie, Bert Lampson of Galien, Mich., and Mrs. Frank Kellin. The latter died nine years ago the sixth of November. There also are five grandchildren. Mr. Lampson left a large circle of friends and relatives who regret his passing. He was a member of Hathaway Post, G. A. R. and as there are only five members of this Post living, Patton Post of La Porte will have charge of the funeral and the members will leave here for Rolling Prairie not later than 1:30 tomorrow afternoon. Rev. Shields will conduct the religious service and interment will be in the Rolling Prairie cemetery. Weir & Ebbert are in charge.

LAMPSON, LUCRETIA - Unknown La Porte newspaper, 27 March 1923
    Lucretia Lampson, age 76, died at her home in Rolling Prairie Monday evening at 9 o’clock. She was born in Starke county, O., and married W. H. Lampson in 1866. Mr. Lampson died about five years ago. The deceased is survived by one son Bert, 605 Detroit street, and two daughters Minnie Lampson and Mrs. Carrie Jones, of Rolling Prairie. Seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive. She was a member of the Methodist church. The funeral will be held Thursday at Rolling Prairie church at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. W. H. Trueschell officiating. Burial will be at Rolling Prairie cemetery, with E. E. Ebbert in charge.

Lamphire, Jed [sic] - Michigan City, IN News Wednesday, 19 April 1888 Page 4 Column 3
Sudden Death Jed Lamphire [sic] Tuesday received word from Aurora, Illinois of the very sudden death of his brother, Clint Lamphire. Deceased was well-known in Michigan City having formerly been a resident of this place. He had resided in Aurora for several years. The remains may be brought here for burial. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery.

Lanphier, Daniel - Michigan City Evening News, Tuesday, Oct 25, 1921 p5 c1
    Dan Lanphier, 84, Dies in Iowa. Lived here as a boy on Jernagan's Hill. Word has been received here of the death of Daniel Lanphier, aged 84 years, at his home in Killduff, IA. Mr. Lanphier died last Saturday at the age of 84 years. He was an uncle of Mrs. Henry Heise and Mrs. Anna Thompson of Michigan City. Many older residents remember Mr. Lanphier, who lived here as a boy. The family lived near the vicinity of the Zorn brewery, what was then known as "Jernegan's Hill." As a lad, he carried many a pail of water from the old spring across from the old waterworks on East Eighth Street. When Mr. Lanphier visited here six (Illegible) ago, he made a trip to the old spring and quenched his thirst with the crystal water that he drank as a boy. When relatives from Iowa visited here last August, they left with a bottle of the water, which was taken along as a last request of the venerable gentleman who wished a last drink of the pure water, realizing that the tide of his life was fast ebbing away. His wish was thus fulfilled and he passed away last Saturday in contentment--he lived the life of a good soldier and left the world a better place to live through his efforts at bettering mankind. Mr. Lanphier served in the Civil War and was the last of four brothers who also saw service in the battles of '63 . He leaves three sons and a daughter to mourn his death. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery.
Contributed by Jodi McKinley at jmckinley2@neo.rr.com

Lau - PEO, MARY - - MRS. MARY (PERISHING)(PEO) LAU,   Died 21 Aug 1936  -   Mrs. Mary Lau, 85, succumbs. Rites for early resident to be held Monday afternoon. Mrs. Mary Lau, 85, after a long illness, died this morning at 6:30 in the home of her son, Charles Peo, Waterford. Mrs. Lau, one of the county’s earliest residents, was born in Wessmer, Germany, Dec. 11, 1850, the daughter of William and Minnie Perishing, and came to this country 58 years ago. Last rites will be held Monday afternoon at 1:30 in the Hummer Mortuary and at 2:15 in the Springville Church, with burial in Springville Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday afternoon, evening and Monday at the Hummer Mortuary. Mrs. Lau was twice married, both of her husbands preceding her in death. Surviving are four sons and two daughters; John and Louis Peo, Michigan City; Albert Peo, Route 1; Charles Peo, Waterford; Mrs. Ernest (Frieda) Wagner, Route 1, and Mrs. Harvey (Martha) Hileman, Plymouth; a sister and brother live in Germany, and 29 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren also survive. Mrs. Lau was affiliated with the German American ladies.

Lau  -  DR. LUDWIG LAU,   Died 22 May 1929   Dr. Ludwig Lau dies Tuesday in hospital. Aged Michigan City Physician dies at St. Anthony Hospital. Dr. Ludwig Lau, 85, well known Michigan City physician, a resident of Michigan City, Ind. for many years dies at 5:25 o’clock yesterday afternoon following an illness of three days. Death was attributed to brights disease. Doctor Lau had been very active, making frequent trips to nearby cities, dispensing his patent medicines. His death creates a distinct void in the every day life of those with whom he came in daily contact. Doctor Lau was born January 18, 1844 in Germany and came to this country sixty years ago. He took up the study of medicine in this city and practiced his profession here many years. Doctor Lau was especially noted for his own patented medicines which purported to cure aches and pains. His liniments and syrups were used extensively for many years by patients in Michigan City, Benton Harbor, Mich., St. Joseph, Mich., South Bend, Ind, Chesterton, Ind. LaPorte, Ind. and Valparaiso, Ind. The deceased is survived by five sons, George, Fred, Theodore, William and Otto Lau of Chicago, Ill. and three daughters, Mrs. Emma Munson, Mrs. Bertha White, and Tillie Lau of Chicago. One brother, Otto Lau of St. Joseph also survives him. Funeral services will be held at 7:30 o’clock, Thursday evening in the Wilber Funeral Home, East Tenth Street. The Rev. Donald C. Ford, pastor of the First Christian Church will officiate. The body will be shipped to Lemont, Ill., Friday morning for burial. Doctor Lau was a member of the Lutheran Church in Lemont. Friends may view the body in the family home at 206 South Woodland Avenue, tonight and Thursday up to the hour of the funeral.

Laughlin - Ella Mae Laughlin - LaPORTE - Ella Mae Laughlin, 71, LaPorte, died at 7:46 p.m. Friday (May 7, 1999) at LaPorte Hospital. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Haverstock Funeral Home, LaPorte, with Pastor Charles Epperly officiating. Burial will be at Kingsbury Cemetery, Kingsbury. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and until the service Tuesday at the funeral home. Mrs. Laughlin was born Aug. 27, 1927, in Kingsbury, to Earl F. and Eva Wheeler Rhoda. On June 30, 1946, in Kingsbury, she married Robert D. Laughlin, who survives. Other survivors include a son, Michael A. Laughlin, LaPorte; four sisters, Sylvia Anderson, LaPorte, Lillian Drey, Omaha, Neb., Hazel Holtz, Long Beach, Calif., and Dorothy Rambo, LaPorte; and two grandchildren. Mrs. Laughlin worked at Schafer's Laundry and Dry Cleaners until she retired in 1991. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of LaPorte.

Amelia Lawienz (Lawrenz) Apr 1, 1930 Mich City News Mrs. Amelia Lawienz (Lawrenz), 65 of Otis passed away at 4:12 this morning, at home of her daughter, Mrs. E.L. Schirr, R.R. 8. Death followed to months of illness. She was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Martin Schmidt was born in April 8, 1865 in Germany. She can to this country, Germany fifty years ago (Abt. 1880, age 15). She was a member of the Lutheran Church of Otis. Three daughters survive, Mrs. Shirr, Mrs. Fred Haack and Miss Anna Lawienz (Lawrenz) of Otis, one son, Carl Lawienz (Lawrenz) and two brothers, Gottlieb Schmidt and Martin Schmidt of near Otis. A sister Mrs. John (Matilda) Hecht of Michigan City survives. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. - contributed by Richard Schmidt

Leahy, Mrs. Anna M. (Dunne) - Downey, Calif -- Mrs. Anna M. Leahy, 91, of 9827 1/2 Foster Rd, and formerly of LaPorte, died Tuesday at Downey Community Hospital.
  She was born June 21, 1886 in Chicago, Ill and lived in LaPorte from 1924 to 1947. She had lived in California with her daughter Eileen since 1947.
  In 1911 in Chicago, as Anna Dunne, she married William E. Leahy who died December 1946. While in LaPorte Mrs. Leahy was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church and St. Peter's Rosary Society. Surviving are four sons, William A. of Union Mills; James of Bloomington Ind; John of Boulder, Colo., and Thomas of San Fransisco, Calif; one daugher, with whom she made her home, Miss Eileen Leahy of Downey; 16 grandchildrfen and 27 great grandchildren. She was preceeded in death by her husband and one daughter and one grandson.
  Funeral services will be at 10 am Saturday at St. Peter's Church, with Rev. George M. Vrabely officiating. Friends may call at the Essling Funeral Home after 2 pm Friday and until the hour of services Saturday. The parish rosary will be recited a 7 pm Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pine Lake Cemetery. - contributed by: Mary Leahy Wenzel at: marmel3@verizon.net

Leahy, Dennis - Michigan City News Dispatch; 5 Oct, 1940 - Walkerton Youth Drowned in Lake
  Dennis Leahy, 18 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Leahy, R.R. 3, Walkerton, drowned in Koontz Lake yesterday when he fell off a pier while at play. The body was found an hour later by a neighbor, F. C. Kramer. The Leahy family lives near the lake. The parents and two sisters survive. - -
  Funeral services for Dennis Leahy, 17 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Leahy of Koontz Lake, who drowned yesterday morning when he fell off a pier near his home, will be held Monday at 9 o'clock at St. Joseph's Church here. The Rev. A.C. Van Rie will officiate and burial will be in Pine Lake Cemetary with A.J. Reisner in charge. The body may be viewed this evening at the home of the infant's grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. William E. Leahy, 112 Ridge Street. Dennis was born here on May 17, 1939. Surviving in addition to his parents are two sister, Mary age 5, and Patricia, 3, both at home, and four grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. Charles Leffert of rural route No. 3, Walkerton, and Mr. And Mrs. William E. Leahy.
contributed by: Mary Leahy Wenzel at: marmel3@verizon.net

Leahy, Mary Catherine - Mary Catherine Leahy, age 20, daughter of Mr.and Mrs. William Leahy of 116 Woodward street, passed away at the Holy Family Hospital at 11:30 last night after an illness of five weeks.
  Miss Leahy was born in Chicago on May 12, 1912, but had lived in this city with her family for the past eight years. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church. Surviving are her parents; four brothers, William, James, John, and Thomas, and one sister, Eileen. Funeral services will be held at St. Peter's Catholic Church at 9 o'clock Thursday morning. The Rev J.C. Wakefer will officiate and burial will be in Pine Lake Cemetery with A.J. Reiser in charge. The body may be viewed at the home tomorrow and Thursday until the time of the funeral. - contributed by: Mary Leahy Wenzel at: marmel3@verizon.net

Leahy, William - Willliam E. Leahy, 60, 1207 Michigan Avenue, who died suddenly Saturday morning at his home will be held tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock at St. Peter's Catholic Church with the Rev. James Leahy C.S.C. of Notre Dame, nephew of Mr. Leahy, officiating. Burial will be in Pine Lake Cemetery. The son of Dennis and Mary Leahy, he was born in Sterling, Ill, and had lived here for 23 years, coming from Chicago. He was married to Anna Dunne in Chicago. Mr. Leahy was a member of St. PEter's Catholic Church, of the Knights of Columbus, the Holy Name Society and of the Elks Lodge. Surviving are his wife; five children, William A., Eileen, James, John and Thomas; three grandchildren; and one sister Mrs. Thomas Long of Harmon, Ill. One daughter, Mary, preceeded him in death. Friends may call at the Reiser Funeral Home this evening and until time of the funerl tomorrow morning. LaPorte Herald Argus, 15 Dec 1946 - contributed by: Mary Leahy Wenzel at: marmel3@verizon.net

Leaming, Charles T.
Michigan City (IN) News Thurs., 24 Jan 1889 - page 8 col 1- 1st publication of death
Mr. Chas. T. Leaming, who died at his country home, Evergreen Place, near LaPorte, Wednesday afternoon from inflammation of the bowels, as previously announced in the News, was an old resident of this country and well and favorably known by all the old settlers. He was a native of New York state, but settled with his parents in this county, Center Township, in 1834. He was about 76 years of age.
  Mr. Leaming was a prosperous farmer and took an active part in the welfare and growth of the county. He was a government surveyor fifteen years, and was also school commissioner several terms. Mr. Leaming was married in 1851 to Miss Margaret Forbert, and three children were born to the union, tow of whom are living, Ernest C.., residing in Michigan City, and a daughter residing at the homestead, both of whom were with him at the time of his death.
  A singular circumstance is that Mrs. Leaming died just five years ago Wednesday, the day of Mr. Leamings death. Mr. Leaming was ill about a week, but nothing of a serious nature was apprehended until Monday or Tuesday, when he began to fail, and death finally resulted. The funeral will be held from the family residence, Sunday afternoon at two o'clock. The son and daughter, with other relatives, certainly have the sincere sympathy of their friends in this, their added bereavement.
      - 2nd publication of death - Obituary - Thursday, Feb 7, 1889. Page 1 col. 6 - Wednesday, Jan. 16, 1884, a beautiful home was made desolate by the departure of the with and daughter. Five years passed and on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 1889, death returned and gave the lonely husband permission to join those who had passed beyond mortal vision and were waiting to give him joyful welcome to the new home into which sorrow could not enter.
Charles T. Leaming was born in Schohaire Co., N. Y., July 30, 1823, coming to this state at when but twelve years old, he has been closely identified with the growth and development of the county, and was known by a large circle of acquaintances as a man of undoubted integrity and to his neighbors and friends as a warm hearted hospitable, conscientious, Christian. Singularly shy and reticent, few knew the depth of feeling hidden beneath the quiet manner, or dreamed of the burden of sorrow and pain so bravely born, but which preyed upon a heart braver to bear, perhaps, then strong to endure.
  Divesting pulseless dust of human pride and private loves, little more can be said, after all than is contained in the four little words, "there lived a man" and if truth will only let the printer set forth the last word in capitals -- "there live a MAN" -- it is all that can be claimed by any individual of that race of whom it can be said, :made a little lower then the angels."
  To the daughter and the son, it will be an inexpressible consolation to know that no one in all the world can ever truthfully say, "their father wronged me." They have the rich legacy of a name nobly borne, and the memory of affection that forgot self in striving to make a home which should be to them the dearest spot on earth. The eldest os six brothers, he was the first to cross that river, so dark and so deep, through which all mankind must inevitably pass.

  Sunday, January 20, the house was filled with sorrowing friends and relatives. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Dr. DeWitt, of Rochester; N. Y. assisted by Rev. Mr. Beall of Walkerton. The dear old hymns he loved were sung and then he was carried out of the house and away from the home his gentle spirit had blessed for so many years, and the places that once knew him shall know him no more forever. The day had been cold, dark clouds had hung as the mourning drapery, the sky, but, just as the casket was being lowered into the grave a burst of sunlight drove back the clouds, they were all massed in the north and east, and the western sky was a blaze with glory. It was an impressive ending of a sad day; it seemed like a glimpse of the golden street paved for him, it seemed like looking beyond the shadows into eternal sunshine.
  Beautiful Pine Lake Cemetery has another grave. A triple cord has been twisted to draw the lonely brother and sister heavenward. Father, mother and little Grace there, they can hardly wonder so far or so wide that the invisible cord will not hold them to the faith which lighted the dark waters for those who have crossed with the "boatman pale,; whose name is Death.
  And as we return to the desolate home, taking up life's burdens again, accepting the sorrows and the joy as equally coming from a loving Heavenly Father and with a living faith in his unchanging mercy - his particularly, watchful care - shall we not say, so did he for whom we mourn, when convulsed with pain, and with grim death standing closely by he exclaimed "The Lord is merciful always. He is merciful now".
  Good night to the, Brother; Sweet be they slumber. - L. E. L. Taylor

    Leaming, Ernest Michigan City, IN News = Tuesday, 16 July 1929 page 10 col. 7. The recent burial in Pine Lake cemetery in Laporte, one of which many residents of Michigan City will be interested in learning, was that of Ernest Leaming, a former resident of this city, where he spent his school days and finished his schooling here with the commencement of 1881.
  Mr. Leaming was a young man at that time and formed many acquaintances among his school associates and others in the city, who were his friends and will regret to learn of his death.
  Ernest was the son of Mr. And Mrs. Charles T. Leaming; residents of Center Township, where he was born, June 16, 1859. He came to Michigan City for his schooling because of the standing of our schools in the educational world.
  Upon his graduation here, he took employment with the lumber firm of Coburn, Jones and company, one of the big lumber firms here during the days of Michigan City's big lumbering interests. Ernest progressed rapidly in his business education and soon became a prominent figure in the lumber trade for which Michigan City was noted, for many years. During his career in the lumber business Ernest was associated with the Jonathan Boyce Lumber company, the Eawson, Hoot<sp>, and company, lumber firm and other lumber companies here. He was also with the Michigan City Sash and Door Company and during his business career he was associated in the sash and door business as manager at Merrill, Wisconsin, Chicago, Ill., Indianapolis and other points.
  Mr. Leaming was married on May 6, 1993 to Mata Starr, the widow who now survives him at Cleveland, Ohio.
  Ernest died at Cleveland on June 15th and as previously stated his remains were taken to LaPorte and were interred in Pine Lake cemetery.
  Mr. Leaming spent many years traveling throughout the middle west where he became well known and had many friends through the Mississippi valley and middle states who will his passing.
   Mr. Leaming leaves his wife, who resides in Cleveland and his sister, Miss Ella Leaming who resides in Laporte

Leaming, Margaret, Mrs. C. T. -- Michigan City (IN) Dispatch - 24 Jan 1884 - page 4 col 2. Mrs. C. T. Leaming of Center township, this county, died suddenly last Thursday of lung fever after short illness. Mrs. Leaming is the mother of Ernest Leaming of this city and he has the sympathy of his many friends in his bereavement.

Leaney, Mrs. H. N. Leaney - LaPorte Daily Argus - Mon. 19 Apr 1915 Pg 3 col 12
The funeral of Mrs. H. N. Leaney, 247 Pine Lake Avenue, will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence, REv. Goodwin, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal church, officiating at the services. Burial will be in Pine Lake Cemetery. All friends who wish to view the remains will be received from 9 a.m. to 1 p. m.

Leap, Norman - (1908 Newspaper - died 24 Oct 1908)    Norman Leap, one of the best-known farmers in Laporte county, died at his home near the Summit Wednesday afternoon of apoplectic paralysis. He was stricken about ten days ago, since which time he had been gradually failing until the end came. The deceased was born in Switzerland county, IN October 24, 1830. He received his education at the college for mutes at Indianapolis. He was married to Mary A. Pointon in 1862, two years following his removal to Laporte county. He and his bride settled on the homestead where Mrs. Leap died seven years ago and where Mr. Leap passed away. The deceased is survived by one son, Charles Leap of Laporte county and two daughters Mrs. O. D. Burlingame of Laporte country and Mrs. C. M. White of Chicago. He also leaves one half brother James Neal of California and two half sisters, Eliza Chambers of Lebanon, and Mrs. Frances Shaddy of Vevay. Mr. Leap was a man of kindly disposition. He had hosts of friends who regret deeply his death. Both Mr. and Mrs. Leap were devoted members of the Dunkard church. The funeral service will be held at the Summit church Sunday morning at 10 o'clock and the burial will take place at Pine Lake Cemetery.

Leap, Mary Ann - Michigan City Newspaper Oct 1901    At 10 o'clock Saturday evening Mrs. Mary Ann Leap died at her home near the Summit. The deceased had been in poor health for the past year. Her demise, however, was a shock to the family on account of its suddenness. Mrs. Leap was born near Liverpool, England, Jan.17, 1838 and when a child, came to this country. After a brief residence in New York the family moved to Laporte County, where Mrs. Leap was married in 1861. Three children with the husband survive. They are Mrs. O. D. Burlingame, Summit: Mrs. C.M. White, Chicago and Charles, who lives at home. Mrs. Leap was a mute and was educated at the state institution for mutes at Indianapolis. She was a devout believer in the Dunkard faith and the good works recorded of her are countless. She had a large circle of friends who will feel they have sustained a personal loss. The funeral was held today at 10 o'clock. Rev. Richard Shreve officiating. Interment took place at the Pine Lake Cemetery, Laporte.
Leap obits contributed by: Connie Burkett - connie0751@comcast.net

Learn - - Julia Chambers Learn: - Mrs. Julia Learn, widow of James Learn, residing at 216 Ohio Street, died at 1 o'clock, last night, after a week's illness, of pneumonia. She is survived by her mother, three sisters, Mrs. Mary Rhahart, of Tiffin, Ohio, Mrs. Betsey Wilfong and Mrs. Villia Moyer and three brothers, James, Charles and Edwards Chambers, of Hanna. A short service will be held at Cutler's undertaking parlors Sunday morning and the body will be taken to Hanna for burial. Source: The Daily Argus-Bulletin, Thurs, Mar. 23, 1905, pg.8.

LeClear, Orion - AKA George Orion LeClear - Westville, Indiana death on Nov. 22, 1922 - A Summons Away - Westville Citizen Falls Dead While at Work. - When Orion LeClear failed to come back in the house Tuesday afternoon when he went out to saw a few sticks of wood his wife investigated. She found him lifeless by the sawbuck. A stroke of apoplexy had instantly taken him into eternity. He had suffered from heart disease several years.
    Coroner Sweitzer was called by Dr. Kelly and the above decision given. He had been in death's embrace near an hour it having come almost immediately after he left the house.
    Mr. LeClear was 68 years old and is survived by two sons, Roy and Andrew, both of who are in the west, and two daughters, Mrs. Edith Lane of Valparaiso and Mrs. Addie Ferrol - who resides in the west, by a former marriage and the second wife to who head was married more than twenty years.
    The funeral service will be held at the house this afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. E. T. Scott officiating, with burial in Union Chapel Cemetery.
Website editors note: Orion was married 3 times: Mary Rehm, upon her death he married her sister Emma Rehm, then after her death years later he married Rebecca Case Topper was his third wife.
Obituary contributed by: Irvin LeClear.
    Orion was the son of George LeClear. Orion married Mary Rehm on 19 Feb 1878 and who died while they were in Iowa in 1887. He then returned to LaPorte area and married Emma Rehm, Mary's sister on 24 Dec 1888 but she only lived one year after marriage. She is buried under her maiden name at Union Mills Cemetery. His final marriage was to Rebecca Case Topper on 24 Nov 1896. She being the daughter of Jacob Case. Rebeccas died in Westville 4 Jul 1934 and is buried in another cemetery, Sacred Heart, Wanatah, IN.

Leliter, Anton   - LaPorte Herald Argus, May 12, 1898     Anton Leliter was born in Wurtemberg, Germany, May 20, 1830. He came to this country in 1854, and was united in marriage with Eliza Etherington in 1856. He has lived continuously in LaPorte county ever since coming here, with the exception of five years spent in Iowa. He died Tuesday, May 10, 1898, leaving a wife and four children, Mary Cadwell, George Leliter, Emma Ackerman and Melvin Leliter to mourn his loss. The funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. from the country residence, two miles west of Rolling Prairie, Rev. Morgan officiating. Burial at Foster's cemetery. Austin Cutler will have charge.
    History of LaPorte County Chapman's 1880 - page 705     Anton Leliter was born in Germany in 1830, son of William and Genefave Leliter; he grew to manhood on the farm, and received a common-school education. He came to America about 1851 or '52, landing in New York, and went to Milwaukee, Wis., where he resided six months, when he went to Chicago, and in a short time he came to this tp., and settled on sec 22, where he has lived ever since, except five years he lived in Muscatine county, Iowa. He married Miss Eliza Etherington, Dec 3, 1856; she was born in New York in 1836. They have had 6 children, 5 of whom are living; Mary, George, Emma, Cora and Melvin. Mr. L. is a member of the Masonic order. Mrs. L. is a member of the Christian church. Mr. L. was a very poor man when he came to this county, but he has had good success, now owning 205 acres of No. 1 land, sec 22, where he raises considerable stock. P.O., Hatch's Mills.

Leliter, Eliza (Etherington)   - Publication Unknown – About 1920 Mrs. Eliza Etherington Leliter, 84, one of LaPorte county's oldest residents died at her home near LaPorte, Friday, May 28. Mrs. Leliter was born in Lockport, N.Y. in 1836 and with her parents, Richard and Elizabeth Thorne Etherington, she came to LaPorte, or where the city now is, at the age of one year. The family lived on a farm near LaPorte the first year, then went to Galena township where they took up and cleared a farm in the Galena woods. At that time the city of LaPorte was made up of one grocery store, a doctor's office and a few houses. Eliza Etherington was married December 23, 1856, to Anton Leliter, who was born in Germany and came to the United States when twenty-four years of age. Mrs. Leliter lived in LaPorte county all of her life with the exception of five years, which were spent in Iowa. For forty years she resided on the Leliter farm, five miles east of LaPorte. She was the oldest of five children, only one brother, Edmund Etherington of this city survives. She is also survived by two sons, George Leliter of Kankakee township and M.E. Leliter of this city. Her husband and four children preceded her in death. The children were; Mrs. Mary Cadwell, Mrs. Emma Ackerman, Mrs. Cora McCarty and William Leliter. She also leaves twelve grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the home and the interment was at Foster's cemetery. Cutler Brothers were in charge.

Leonarda, Sister M. - The LaPorte Herald Argus Saturday, May 26, 1928     Sister M. Leonarda, age 37 years formerly of this city, died at St. Mary's hospital in Centralia, Ill., yesterday, after an illness of short duration. Sister Leonarda was born in LaPorte, Nov. 30, 1890. Before she took her vows she was Miss Leona Weidner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Weidner Sr. She lived here until February, 1909. Her occupation was that of a nurse. Surviving are three brothers and four sisters. The funeral services will be held at the Convent Ancilla Domini at Donaldson, Ind., at 7:30 Tuesday morning. Burial will be at Donaldson.

Lerch with La Porte County connection Clinton Elijah Lerch - July 31, 1894 - Cass Co., IN - June 27, 1973 - from the files of Janie Lerch
Clinton died in San Pierre, Starke Co., IN parents - Clinton E. Lerch & Lillian Bell Koons
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Lerch, Esther Marie nee Brick - b. January 18, 1896 - Medaryville, Pulaski Co., IN and d. April 2, 1973 - Wanatah, LaPorte Co., IN both buried in Elmwood Cemetery in Hammond, IN
from the family files of Janie Lerch at
sheba@netnitco.net

Lettau, Mrs. Nancy West, - The Evening Dispatch, August 27, 1928
    Mrs Nancy Lettau, 120 Pine Street, died at 5:25 Sunday morning after a two month illness. She was born on August 9,1851 in Plymouth, Ind, a daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Dewald Chrowl. She was twice married. Her first husband was John D. West who died 25 years ago and her second husband was Charles Lettau whose death occurred in 1918. Surviving her are nine children, Mrs. Louis Voltz, Mrs. L.A. Hutchinson, Mrs. Frank Gilchrist and George and Albert West all of Chicago, Mrs. Grant Kren, Mrs. A. Freshman and William West of Michigan City and Mrs. Harry Woodruff of Hastings, Mich., also 37 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, one brother, Walter Chrowl of Dowagiac, Mich. And a sister, Mrs. Anna Kneisley of Kansas City, Mo. Mrs. Lettau was a member of the Methodist Church and the woman’s Relief Corps of Michigan City. Funeral services will be held at the home at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon. The Rev. A. W. Wood will officiate. The members of the woman’s Relief Corps will attend in body. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the home Tuesday and Wednesday until the hour of service.

Lewandowski - The Jacob & Balbina (Wroblewski) Lewandowski - Jacob Lewandowski was born in 1861 Gorki Zagajne, Krolikowo Parish, Poland and emigrated to America about 1875. He settled in the Otis, Indiana area and in about 1885 he marries Balbina Wroblewski the daughter of Joszef and Katarzyna (Korpal) Wroblewski in St Mary's Catholic Church in Otis.
Four children will be born to this union; Raymond (aft. 1885), Mary (1886), Francis (1890) and Martha (1897). Balbina will pass in 1929 and Jacob will follow in 1930. They both rest in St. Mary's Church Cemetery, Otis Indiana

Lewis, Florence M. (Loomis) – April 1903
    The last rites over the inanimate clay of the late Mrs. Milton Lewis were held at the M. E. church in this place Sunday at 11 am. Rev d. A. Rodgers officiating. An immense congregation was present to testify their respect to the dead. A beautiful floral pillow and a profusion of flowers literally covered the entire casket.
Florence M. Lewis was born near Westville, Ind., Jan 18, 1861, and was married to Milton W. Lewis Nov 11, 1883, in Constantine, Mich. To this union three children were born, Claude, E., Leroy G. and Wesley D., who with the husband, one sister and a large circle of friend are left to mourn their loss. She united with the church at Clinton early in life and was always a devoted Christian. She was a kind and loving wife and mother; a faithful and sincere friend. She passes away April 16, 1903, aged forty-two years, two months and twenty-eight days.
A choir composed of Mesdames Hatton and Weed and Meaers? Campbell and Scott sand the funeral odes. H.B. Herrold, Ed Hixon, P.O. Small, F.C. Mann, Chas. Herrold and E. E. Nichols served as pall bearers. The burial was at the Westville Cemetery.
Contributor - William A. Strong - see donations page for email.

Lewis, Joseph S. - Westville Indicator; Westville, Indiana - Thursday, January 13, 1898, page 3 col.7
    Joseph S. Lewis, was born in Italy, Yates County, N.Y., March 2, 1818 and died at Westville Indiana Jan 10th, 1898, aged 79 years, 9 months and 8 days. In the year 1833, he with his parents moved to Ashtabula, Ohio, and in 1839 he enlisted in the United Stated army and served five years in the war against the Indians. In 1845 he was united in marriage to Miss Lucinda A. Havens of Ashtabula, Ohio.
   In 1850 he, accompanied by his wife moved to Westville, being on of the first settlers of this place. In 1864 he enlisted in the 128th Indiana Volunteers and served until the close of the war. While in the army he contracted sickness, which made him an invalid the remainder of his life. After returning from the war, he united with the Christian church of Westville, under the ministry of the Rev. Mr. Edmonson. He was the father of nine children, five sons and four daughter, three of the daughters dying in infancy, of those remaining three are living in Chicago, one in Kansas City, and two in Westville. His wife dying about three years ago, he remained a widower living with his children until his death. Burial in Westville Cemetery.
Contributor - William A. Strong - see donations page for email.

Lewis, Lucinda A Havens - Westville Indicator, Westville, Indiana - Thursday, March 4, 1895, page 3 col 3
    Mrs. Joseph Lewis expired near the hour of nine 'clock. Monday evening at her home in this place. She has been in poor health for several years, and for some time the encroachment of rheumatism and creeping paralysis have been known to have nearly won the struggle over the wasted body. Mrs. Lewis has been a resident of this place for many years, having reared a family of manly men and womanly women, who have taken advanced positions in the world, gained by their own efforts. Bert, Henry and Joed, of Chicago, accompanied by their wives came out Tuesday night to pay the last rites to their mother. Mrs. Lewis was 66 years of age. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial in Westville Cemetery.
Contributor - William A. Strong - see donations page for email.

Lewis, Milton W - May 4th, 1857 to Sept. 7th, 1939
    The Angel of Death ended a two-year struggle against ill health for Milton W. Lewis, former resident of Westville. He passed away Wednesday morning at 11:45 in the Fairview hospital, LaPorte, where he had been confined for the past five weeks.
  Milton W. Lewis was 82 years old. He lived in LaPorte county practically his entire life, having been actively engaged in farming in Clinton and later New Durham township. About 25 years ago the Lewis family move to Westville residing on Road 43 at the corner of Joliet road. About two years ago Mrs. Lewis passed away and Mr. Lewis moved to the home of his son, Wesley Lewis, In Clinton Township. (Web master note: obit refers to wife passing away two years ago - this would have been his second wife he married after death of 1st wife)
  Surviving are three sons, Claude and Silt, Colorado, Leroy of LaPorte rural route 3 and Wesley of Clinton township: one sister, Mrs. Ollie Thomas of LaPorte; four grand-children and 1 great grandchild.
 Memorial services will be held on Saturday Afternoon at 2:30 in the Methodist church in Westville, the Rev Lowell Morris officiating. Friends may call at the Ebbert & Geise chapel in LaPorte until the hour of the funeral. Burial in Westville Cemetery.
Contributor - William A. Strong - see donations page for email.

Lewis,Uriah - Uriah Lewisson of John Lewis and Eleanor Cadwallader, was born on the 19th day of Eleventh month, 1828, in Highland Co., Ohio. He came with his parents to LaPorte Co., Ind. in 1836. He married Elizabeth Heckman on the 20th day of Eighth month, 1854, and for the first ten years of his married life resided in Berrien Co., Mich. He was the father of four children, of whom but one survives him. He died last Fifth day, 26th day of Seventh month, 1888, and was laid away at the Heckman burying ground, Dr. Dakin officiating. Transcribers Note: An article describing the suicide of Uriah Lewis is in this same issue. For a copy of that text, contact the Webmaster of this site for further instructions.

Lewis, Edward - La Porte Daily Herald, Wednesday April 21, 1909 Page 5     Edward Lewis, died at 6 o'clock this morning at his home in Pleasant township. Death was due to dropsy. The deceased was born Feb 18, 1843, and during the civil war served in Co. E of the 12 Michigan regiment. He is survived by a widow, two sons and one daughter all living in Pleasant township. The funeral arrangements have not been completed. Weir & Sievert are in charge. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.

LEVENHAGEN - August LEVENHAGEN - from LaPorte Herald Argus, Feb. 3, 1962 August LEVENHAGEN, 83, of 411 K Street, died at 11:20 p.m. yesterday at his home after a one year illness. He was born April 18, 1878 in Mecklenberg, Germany, to Carl and Johanna (Dietloff) Levenhagen and had lived in LaPorte most of his life coming here from Chicago. Mr. Levenhagen was a retired State Highway employe. (sp) He was married June 12, 1902 in LaPorte to Frieda Eggebrecht who survives. He is a member of the St. John's Lutheran church. Surviving are his wife; three sons, Arthur and Edward, both of LaPorte, and Lorenz, Vincennes, Ind.; one daughter, Mrs. Gilmore Danert, LaPorte; 13 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Twin daughters, one son, six sisters and three brothers preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Otto E. Giese Funeral home with the Rev. Manfred E. Reinke officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran cemetery. Friends may calll at the Giese Funeral home rom tomorrow and until the time of services. donated by: Sandy Haywood - HAYWARD99@webtv.net

LEVENHAGEN - Frieda (Eggebrecht) Levenhagen Obituary- LaPorte Herald Argus 4 December 1969 Frieda (Eggebrecht) Levenhagen, 86, of 411 K Street, died at 3:10 p.m. Wednesday at E Street Division hospital after a month's illness. Mrs. Levenhagen was born in Mecklenberg, Germany, on Oct. 13, 1883. She lived here most of her life, coming from Chicago. She was married in LaPorte on June 12, 1902 to August Levenhagen, who died Feb. 2, 1962. She was a member of the St. John's Lutheran church and its Ladies Aid society. Surviving are three sons, Arthur and Edward Levenhagen, LaPorte, and Lorenzo, Vincennes; one daughter, Mrs. Gilmore (Dorothea) Dankert, LaPorte; 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Twin daughters, one son, one brother and one sister preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Otto E. Giese Funeral home, the Rev. Edward A. Meyer officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Friday noon and until the time of services. donated by: Sandy Haywood - HAYWARD99@webtv.net

Levine - Alice Levine - LaPORTE - 8/29/1999 - News Dispatch, Michigan City, IN   Alice Irene Levine, 64, LaPorte, died at 10:30 a.m. Thursday (Aug. 26, 1999) at LaPorte Hospital. The funeral was at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cutler Funeral Home, LaPorte, with the Rev. George Helmuth officiating. Burial was in Springville Cemetery. She was born Nov. 9, 1934, in Rosebud, Mo., to George K. and Bessie Irene Morgan Thomas. Ms. Levine is survived by four sons, David Levine, Hamlet, Ind.; and Ronald, Thomas and Daniel (Mary) Levine, LaPorte; four brothers, Prentice McKenzie, LaPorte, Lee (Ramona) McKenzie, Bland, Mo., Tom and John E. Thomas, Rosebud, Mo.; four sisters, Viola Stam, South Bend, Georgia (Arthur) Stam, Bridgeview, Ill., Kathryn Cracauer, Pharr, Texas, Gloria Nilges, Springfield, Mo., and many nieces and nephews. A sister, Alleen Lee, and two brothers, Gussie Thomas and John McKenzie, preceded her in death. Ms. Levine had lived and worked in Chicago and South Bend before relocating in LaPorte. She was a loving, devoted mother, grandmother, sister and aunt to her many nieces and nephews. Memorials may be sent to Alice Levine’s family, in care of Cutler Funeral Home, 2900 Monroe St., LaPorte, IN 46350.

Lidgard - Arlene Lidgard - 1/30/2001 - News Dispatch, Michigan City, IN LaPORTE — Arlene Lidgard, 88, LaPorte, died at 1:53 a.m. Monday (Jan. 29, 2001) at LaPorte Hospital. The funeral is at 1 p.m. Thursday at Essling Funeral Home, with the Rev. Andy Martin officiating. Burial is in Springville Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Mrs. Lidgard was born Dec. 2, 1912, in Medaryville, Ind., to Dewitt and Rose Stump Hazlett. On April 15, 1933, in Medaryville, she married Dale L. Lidgard, who preceded her in death. Survivors include one daughter, Doris Towle, LaPorte; one son, Richard Lidgard, LaPorte; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one brother, Harold Hazlett. Mrs. Lidgard was a homemaker and former reporter for the newspaper in Winamac, Ind. Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church of Rolling Prairie.

Liedtke, Mrs. Mary Louise (Steffen)     Mrs. Mary Louise (Liedtke) Steffen of 105 Hamilton Place died Sunday at 12:10 o'clock at the Clinic Hospital following a years long illness. Death was due to complications. She was born August 7, 1879 in Posen, Germany, the daughter of Herman & Louise (Schulz) Steffen.
  She became the wife of Otto Liedtke, September 27, 1897 in St. Paul's Lutheran Church in this City and to the union were born five sons, Rudolph of Hawthorne, Ca., Carl, Arnold, Herbert and Clarence all of this city, and 3 daughters, Mrs, August Krug, Mrs Rudolph Krug and Mrs. Frank Silakowski also of this city. Besides her widower, she also leaves two grandchildren. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 2 o'clock pm at the Carlisle funeral home and at 2:30 o'clock at the First Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery. - Contributed by: Judy Green

Lindblad, Andrew - Died 6/27/1907 - Laporte Daily Herald Argus. June 28, 1907     Passes to his reward
    Andrew Lindblad, a Pioneer of the County, Answers Call of Death. A few minutes after 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon, death came to Andrew Lindblad in his home at Coolspring Township, about six miles west of the city. He had been ill for some nine days only and yesterday he suffered a stroke of pleurisy, just before dinner hour.
  The funeral will be held on Sunday afternoon with services in the Carmel School house, conducted by the Rev August Johnson, pastor of the Swedish Lutheran church here at which Mr Lindblad was a long member. Weir and Stevert will be in charge of the funeral. Andrew Lindblad was born in Sweden in 1836. In 1859, he married Brita Stina Amundson, they wed in the old country.
  In 1869 they came to this country to reside here and have lived here ever since, beside his widow, Mr Lindblad is survived by three children, Swanson who lives in Miller, SD. George and Miss Mary, who reside on the home place in Coolspring Township, which is on Rural Route No 8, out of this city. Mr Lindblad did not belong to any societies, but was an active member of the Swedish Lutheran church. He lived his long life quietly and well, taking up all his duties that came to him and fulfilling them well. Mrs Lindblad and their three children will remember for long the life and love of this husband and father. Burial in Carmel Cemetery. File contributed by Susan Fahnstrom [britishmaid@qwest.net]

Lindblad, Brita Stina Lindblad - Died 4/12/1923 - The Daily Herald Argus, Tuesday, Sept 13, 1923
    Brita Stina Lindblad, 85, Died at her home in Coolspring Township at 2:00 pm today, after an illness of four weeks. She was the widow of the late Andrew Lindblad, who died in 1907.
  The deceased was born in Sweden in 1837 and had lived here since 1869. She was married in 1859 in Sweden, she was a member of the Swedish Lutheran church. She is survived by her two sons, Swan J of Knox County, Nebraska and George of Coolspring Township and one daughter Mrs Frank Johnson also of Coolspring Township. Ten Grandchildren and five great grandchildren also survive.
  The funeral will be held at the residence and at the Carmel Chapel at 2;30 pm, Saturday, with Rev Axel Nelson officiating. Burial will be at the Carmel Cemetery with LA Decker in charge.
 File contributed by Susan Fahnstrom [britishmaid@qwest.net]

Lindblad, George - Died Sept 13, 1938 - Laporte Daily Herald Argus, Tuesday, Sept 13, 1938.

  George Andrew Lindblad 76, of Rural Route 1, Laporte, died this morning at 3 o’clock at the Holy Family hospital. He was born in Slatthog, Sweden on April 12, 1862, the son of Andrew & Brita Lindblad.
  Mr Lindblad was a member of the Bethany Lutheran church. He lived near here for the past 69 years, after coming to this country with his parents, he was a farmer.
  Surviving are one sister, Mrs Frank Johnson of Rural Route 1, a niece, Mrs John Adams of Laporte, a nephew George Johnson of Laporte, several other nieces and nephews in Nebraska and one sister in law in Wausa, Nebraska. Two brothers Swan and Carl Lindblad preceded him in death.
  Service will be held Friday afternoon at 1:45 pm at the Ebbert and Glese chapel, the Rev Elmer Erlandson will officiate and burial will be at the Carmel cemetery. File contributed by Susan Fahnstrom [britishmaid@qwest.net]

Linderman, Charles - Herald Argus La Porte , Tues. 24 Sept 1940 p.4. c3 - Charles Linderman, age 78, of 1708 State street, died at his home yesterday at 8:30 a.m. after an illness of two weeks. He was born on Sept 12, 1862, the sone of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Linderman.
   On Feb 7, 1931, he was married to Alice Warner, who survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Florence Haywood, Mrs. William Douglas and Mrs. Anna Coley, aoo of Chicago; 11 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; one half brother, Schuyler Tewilleger of Wisconsin, and a half sister, Mrs. Mary Bentley of Washington. Four brothers and a sister preceded him in death.
   Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Haverstock funeral home. The Rev. Ben Cross will officiate and burial will be in Rolling Prairie cemetery. The body may be viewed at the funeral home from this evening until the service.

Livingston, James - Died 19 Mar 1887
1st wife, Dolly (McKELLIPS) LIVINGSTON Died 10 Apr 1865, ad 37 yrs 9 mo 17 da
2nd wife, Rosa Bella (EINGLISH) LIVINGSTON Died 11 Apr 1913
    La Porte HERALD-CHRONICLE, Thursday, 24 March 1887, p. 4, col. 3 - Westville news. James Livingston, who died Saturday morning was buried at Door Village.
La Porte ARGUS, Thursday, 31 March 1887, page 5, col. 4   James Livingston, resident of new Durham Township for over fifty years and a well-known resident of the county, died last week.

Livingston, Mrs. Rose B. - La Porte DAILY HERALD, Saturday, 12 April 1913, page 5, col. 2     Mrs. Rose B. Livingston died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ralph H. Smith on Pine Lake Avenue at 9:25 last night of cancer from which she had been a long patient sufferer. Aged 78 years 10 months and 7 days. Her husband died in 1887. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Smith, and one son, J. Livingston, also one sister, Mrs. Louis Gooden of Union Mills and two brothers, Nathan English, Kansas and John English, S. Dakota. Funeral services at St. Paul's Episcopal church, Monday 10 a.m. by Rev. Goodwin. Burial at Door Village. Weir & Petering are in charge. (NOTE: Same information in La Porte ARGUS-BULLETIN, 12 Apr 1913, page 4, col. 4)

LIVINGSTON, Chanselor J. died at the age of 53, Sunday, 16 Dec 1929. According to his obituary, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James LIVINGSTON. He was born in La Porte County, 01 Feb 1876. He was survived by a son, Marshall M. LIVINGSTON, of Michigan City, a sister, Mrs. Ralph SMITH of La Porte County, a niece and nephews. "A brother preceded him in death." He is also buried in Door Village Cemetery.

LLOYD, ELIZABETH - La Porte Argus Bulletin, 6 November 1900     Mrs. Elizabeth Lloyd, aged 88 years, died yesterday at the home of her son in Reynolds, Ill. The remains will be taken to Rolling Prairie for interment, the funeral services being held Thursday morning. Rev. Dr. Hartley of the city, will officiate. W. C. Wier in charge.

Lloyd, Mrs. Electa A. Sept 1919
    Mrs. Electa A. Lloyd, wife of Isaac T. Lloyd, deceased, and daughter of Benjamin and Charlotte Line, was born in Rolling Prairie, Ind., Feb. 24, 1838, and died at Hanna, Ind. Sept 15, 1919, aged 81 years, 6 months and 21 days, death resulting from being burned while alone in her home. The particulars of this sad accident are still unsolved. The deceased had been in poor health for the past three years, having made her home a greater part of the time with her son, W. J. Lloyd, whose home she had left in the morning to go to her own home to spend the remaining portion of the day and where she was found by her niece, Mrs. A. L. Murten, a few minutes after death had relieved her of her sufferings. She had been a widow for the past 37 years. She was a noble woman in all that goes to make dear the name of mother, and familiarly known as "Aunt Leck" by both young and old, who loved and respected her for her goodness and noble life. So far as is known, she had no connection with any religious denomination, her standard of faith and practice being to live each day the precepts of the golden rule. She is survived by her foster son, W J. Lloyd, of Hanna and her sister Eunice McNett of Pendleton, Ore. Her friends, who are legion, offer to the sorrowing loved ones their tenderest sympathies, in this hour of sorrow with the full assurance that the dear one who is gone has passed to that reward so justly earned.
   from the donor of this obituary we also learn ...Electa (Line) Lloyd, wife of Isaac T. Lloyd. Isaac and Electa lived in Hanna, IN where Isaac was RR Telegrapher, Postmaster, Express Agent---and other duties. Isaac T. and Electa are buried in Union Mills, IN Cemetery. Isaac is noted in one of the old LaPorte County Atlases. My Grandfather, Wilbur J. (Rose) Lloyd (a son of Edward B. and Mary (O'Hara) Rose was born near Union Mills in 1876. His mother died shortly after his birth) was adopted by Isaac T. and Electa (Line) Lloyd: This file contributed by Earle Lloyd, 2316 Chadwick Drive, Alton, IL. 62002 Email: Lloyd300@ aol.com

Lloyd, John – May 1882
    John Lloyd of Noble township, LaPorte Co., Ind., departed this life at his home, 6:20 a. m., May 25th, 1882, in the 83rd year of his age. The deceased was born in Delaware Co., Pa., August 13, 1799, where he resided almost continuously until 1838 he moved to Jefferson County, Ind., where he made his home until the spring of 1850, when he moved to LaPorte Co., Ind., where he has since resided. The remains were interred in the cemetery at Union Mills, Ind., May 26th. The funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church, at Union Mills, the Rev. J. H. Crooker officiating. The widow of the deceased in now in her 76th year. John Lloyd was the father of nine children, two daughters and seven sons. One daughter and three sons died in infancy. The surviving children were all present at his death bed, excepting the youngest son, Caleb H. Lloyd who resided in Smith Co., Kansas. It is an incident of unusual occurrence that, in a family of seven members there had been no death for the period of 33 years. His usual occupation was farming. Ten years of pioneer life were spent in battling the forests of southern Indiana. His political views were of the radical anti-slavery type. The Declaration of American Independence he regarded as the political "Sermon on the mount" of the new dispensation that dawned upon the world at the birth of this republic. In the never-ending struggle the rights of labor and the tyranny of wealth, his sympathies were ever with the wealth producers, the needy and oppressed. The change called death he deemed it’s reverent to consider in its philosophical, rather than its phenomenal significance; and regarded it a natural and beneficent provision of the universal order. He seemed most careful to learn the duty of each passing hour, and to do that duty well. And thought it an act and attitude of faith to trust the future life with the power that gave him this; never doubting the unseen hand that paints the flowers and guides the stars, and kindles sweet emotion and noble thoughts and purposes in the hearts and minds of men. Obituary submitted by: Earle Lloyd - LLOYD300@aol.com

Logan, Abraham V. - obit May 1922     Abraham V. Logan, 88 yrs. old of Union Mills, died Friday night after a serious illness of two weeks. Mr. Logan was born near Marion, Ohio, July 13, 1833 and moved to the Bosserman farm, Noble Twp. with his parents Abram & Hulda (Harding) Logan when he was two years old. Abraham was a cousin of Dr. George Harding, father of Pres. Warren G. Harding. He lived on the farm all his life and was active as a farmer and thresherman. He was married to Frances C. Weed of Door Village, Jan. 2, 1854 and to this union were born eight children. Son Albert died in infancy. Surviving Mr. Logan are three sons: Charles R., Abram L. and Alexander T. Logan of Union Mills; four daughters: Mrs. Sarah M. O'Hara of Spokane, WA, Mrs. Jessie Linard of Butler, MO, Mrs Emma Condon of Union Mills, & Mrs. Sedena E. Mulloy of Hanna, IN: three sisters Mrs. Sarah Honey of Concordia, Kan., Bine L. Brown of Wash. D. C., and Clara House of Calif.; one brother E. J. Logan of Woodbine, Iowa, and 24 grandchildren. Friends may call at the home on Sunday. The funeral will be private. Burial will be in the Union Mills Cemetery. John Sweitzer of Union Mills is the undertaker in charge.
donated by Gayle McCotter gmc1953@worldfront.com

Logan, Abraham Lewis - obit June 1958     Abraham Lewis Logan, 95, died June 5 at the Anderson Sanatorium in La Porte. He was the son of Abraham Vorhis & Frances (Weed) Logan, born on a farm near Union Mills on Sept. 11, 1862. In his early manhood he taught in various schools of La Porte Co. and was, at one time, principal of the Union Mills High School. Having read Blackstone before he was 20, Mr. Logan practiced law for many years. He was the oldest living member of the La Porte Co. Bar Assoc. He had served several terms as Trustee of Noble Township & more than 40 yrs. as a precinct committeeman for the Republican Party. Mr. Logan was the oldest living member of the Union Mills Masonic Lodge and a member of the I.O.O.F. He was a member of the Bethel Presbyterian Church where he had also served as a Sunday School Teacher for many years. In 1885, he married Stella Mill of Union Mills, dau. of Sylvester and Marietta Mill. Surviving him are two daughters: Mrs. Mable Louise Cox of Union Mills and Mrs. Faye Bercaw of Lansing, Mich. One son, Morton V. preceded him in death, as did his wife. Two grandsons and two granddaughters survive him as do ten great-grandchildren. Mr. Logan was buried on June 8th in the Logan lot of the Union Mills Cemetery.
donated by Gayle McCotter gmc1953@worldfront.com

Logan, Albert C. - Norfolk Daily News 4-24-1915 pg 7 - - Capt. Logan Had Career Of Hero
    As head of foraging squad for Sherman's army he had many narrow escapes. Always beloved by men daring and resourcefulness made him popular with soldiers he led. Several times he was all but captured by Confederates. Commander C.P. Beyerly and Adjutant T.V. Norvell of the Norfolk G.A.R. post have detailed an escort of honor to accompany the body of Capt. A.C. Logan, the civil war veteran, to his last resting place at Creighton Monday morning.
The officers of the post will form a part of this escort. Other members of the Norfolk post of which Capt. Logan was a member will escort the remains to the depot. Short services will be conducted in the Logan home, 906 Nebraska Avenue, by Rev. Edwin Booth Jr., pastor of the First Congregational Church at 3:30 Sunday afternoon. Rev. Mr. Booth will also officiate at the last services to be held at Creighton Monday afternoon.
The flags of the civil war veteran camps in north Nebraska are half masted and a shadow of sorrow is cast over the thin line of veterans who have known in Capt. Logan a happy comrade and one of the real heroes of the great war. Foraged For Sherman.
Although a commissioned officer in an Indiana infantry regiment. Capt. Logan cast his lot with the enlisted men to whom he often related his experiences in the war, but was modest in giving out the important part he took as commander of Gen. Sherman's foraging expeditions during the general's march to the sea. "Yes, I saw some service during the war, but we are all peaceful citizens now and we thank God there is no war here," was one of Capt. Logan's last remarks to friends only a few days before he passed away.
It was in the Norfolk city hall that the Captain made this remark and through his friends there and his brother, E.J. Logan, of Woodbine, Ia., also a veteran of Sherman's army, Capt. Logan's war history was learned. "And who will follow me today boys?" was a common morning salute of Capt. Logan as he sprang into the midst of his men where he usually picked the volunteers who gladly went with their leader into the unknown dangers and hardships of foraging expeditions which kept the greater portion of Sherman's hungry army from starvation.
Time and again Capt. Logan was active in foraging in the same fields where the rebel foragers were at work. Again and again he was in desperate hand to hand battles with the rebel foragers and the experiences through which he passed make harrowing tales which relate bloodshed of a most pitiable nature. The captain and his men were in innumerable engagements at lonely farm houses, in fields and in woods. Often outnumbered when overtaken by rebels, his wonderful control of his men and his long experience at the dangerous missions on which he was dispatched, always brought him back safely to headquarters and the majority of times well laden with provisions for the boys in blue who always gave Capt. Logan and his men a rousing welcome. Brothers In Same Corps. In the same division and same corps of Sherman's army in which Capt. Logan was considered a hero, were his two brothers, E.J. Logan, an artilleryman, and another brother who was a veterinary surgeon. The two brothers often witnessed the return of the captain and were proud of the heroic raids marched on rebel provision camps by him.
Capt. Logan enlisted in Company H, Eighty-seventh Indiana Infantry, in 1862 and soon became a Lieutenant of that company. During active service he was made the first lieutenant and commanded the company for three years, remaining in active service until the end of the war. Capt. Logan was born on a farm in LaPorte county, Indiana on Feb. 14, eighty one years ago. His father Abraham Logan, was a farmer and his sons were educated in the common schools of Unionville, Ind. When he graduated from the common schools Capt. Logan became a druggist and at the age of 19 years he married Miss Mary Pheasanton, a charming Unionville girl. When the war broke out his brother, E.J. Logan, enlisted and in 1862 Capt. Logan kissed his young wife good bye and left Indiana with his company. After his thrilling years of fighting Capt. Logan returned home with high honors and then moved to Momence, Ill., where he lived for twelve years. He held a number of public offices at Momence, becoming a deputy sheriff, justice of the peace and a constable. He did some farming but the reports from the west were fascinating in those days and in 1881 Capt. and Mrs. Logan settled at Creighton, Nebraska where he became a justice of the peace and upon being elected judge of Knox county he moved to Center, where he was the first judge to occupy the now court house. He held the office there for two terms. Two years ago Capt. and Mrs. Logan decided to spend their closing days in Norfolk. The captain had many civil war friends here and he constructed a beautiful home here. Capt. Logan is survived by his widow, three sons, Arthur Logan, a prominent real estate man of Gregory, South Dakota, Everett Logan, a prominent banker of Momence, Illinois, formerly in the banking business at Creighton, and Parish Logan, also in business at Momence, Illinois and two daughters, one who lives at Niobrarara and Mrs. Eva Paradise of Denver, Colorado.
    G.A.R. Veterans Notice. You are requested to meet at the home of our late comrade, Capt. A.C. Logan, at 6:30 o'clock Monday morning to escort the remains to the railway station. C.P. Beyerly, Commander T.V. Norvell, Adjutant Norfolk Daily News Norfolk, Nebraska (Pierce County)
Additional note from: Howard Wiseman - Actual burial at Greenwood Cemetery in Creighton Nebraska (B. 2/15/1835 and D. 4/22/1915). Also his son Arthur and 2nd wife Rose Debur Logan are in the same cemetery. His first wife, the former Mary Fessenden is buried at Momence Illinois.
Obituary and information from Howard Wiseman at grog@netnitco.net

LOOMIS, DR. J. - the Niles Mirror, Wednesday Sept 19 1877 page 3
    DEATH OF DR. J. LOOMIS
    Dr. J. Loomis, of this city, breathed his last at a quarter past one o’clock, on Saturday, the 15th inst., aged 62 years. He was born July 23, 1815, in Clark co., Ohio and moved with the father’s family to Laporte county, Indiana., in 1831. On account of poor health he was not permitted to work on the farm and n 1844 he commenced the study of medicine. He was married in 1847 to Miss Virginia Brown, daughter of the late Gen. John Brown, of Laporte, and resided in Logansport, Ind. Moved to Niles in 1849 where he soon worked up a good practice and made many friends. He built the house where he lately resided in 1853. He practiced altogether for 25 years, with much success, when he was taken with a shock of palsy and for the past twelve years he has been an invalid and a great sufferer. At times his agony was most excruciating and we have been with him many times during his long years of suffering, and he would often pray to be delivered by death. Dr. Loomis was a generous and kind-hearted man, going night and day to the dwellings of the poor, without hope of reward. His hosts of friends have sympathized with him in his sufferings and grieve at this departure. He leaves a wife and three children. His remains were accompanied to Laporte by his family and many friends, on Tuesday last, to the family burying ground. The family desires us to return their sincere thanks to their neighbors and friend for the kindness shown them during his illness and final dissolution. contributed to this site by:  Loomis obits contributed by: Karyl Hubbard  at - hubbard@televar.com

Loomis, Virginia - From the Hastings (Nebraska) Republican, March 23, 1900
    DEATH OF MRS LOOMIS
    Mrs. Virginia Loomis, aged 76, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E.A. Reed,(sic. should be E.H.) at 11 o'clock Saturday night, March 17, 1900. Mrs Loomis, by reason of her advanced age, has been in feeble health for years, but her death was more directly due to a fall a few months since in which she sustained injuries that proved serious. She was a grand old lady, beloved by all who knew her. The funeral conducted by Rev. Cloyd, pastor of the Baptist church, took place from the family residence at 11 o'clock this morning. The body was shipped east and will be interred at LaPorte, Indiana. General sympathy is expressed for the family. This makes the second death that has occurred in this home within a week. Mr. & Mrs. Reed buried their eldest son last Tuesday. She's in the Brown family plot at Pine Lake.   

Margaret A. Long, (Obit posted Friday, December 28, 2001) Margaret A. Long, 69 FARMLAND - Margaret Ann Sovich Long, 69, Attica, mother of Timothy Long (wife: Nancy), died Wednesday. She was a former local correspondent for the The Journal-Courier, Lafayette. Other survivors: her husband, Harold Long; three sons, Douglas, Stephen and Robert Long; a brother, Joseph Sovich, and nine grandchildren. Preceded in death: a brother. Funeral mass: 10 a.m. Monday, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, LaPorte. Burial: Patton Cemetery, LaPorte. Calling: 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Maus Funeral Home, Attica. Memorials: Attica Foundation-Library Fund, local churches or charity of donor's choice.
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Ludtke, Flossie Mae (Stoner) - 1936 Flossie Mae Stoner Ludtke ROLLING PRAIRIE - Funeral services were held Monday afternoon for Mrs. Flossie Mae Stoner Ludtke, 45, wife of William W. Ludtke, prominent Rolling Prairie merchant, who died Friday evening in her home as she was getting ready to attend a party. Born in Rolling Prairie, Jan. 30, 1891, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Stoner. She had lived in Rolling Prairie all her life. On Aug. 12, 913, she was married to Mr. Ludtke. She was a member and active worker in the Methodist Church and her Rebekah lodge. Surviving are her husband,; one daughter, Shirley Arlene, aged six, at home; her parents, Mr. And Mrs. Andrew Stoner, Rolling Prairie, and one sister, Mrs. Laura Kuhl, Gary Ind. The funeral services were held in the Methodist church with Rev. H. L. McBride officiating. Burial in the Rolling Prairie cemetery.
     Story about Flossie submitted by: Marcia Porter - This one has no date - but it was 1936 if adding her age to birth date. I know I was only four years old but heard how Floss died on the way to bridge. She had a cerebral hemorrhage in her rose garden behind her house. They didn't find her until too late. I don't know that it matters to anyone - they are ALL dead now. My family always talked about "poor Flossie, she wanted children so badly. Couldn't have any so Bill bought her one." Story goes he went to St. Louis to an orphanage and brought home Shirley. She was just six when Flossie died. Bill's sister, had come to live with him and take care of Shirley. When Bill married Laurene, Shirley was the loser. Laurene was a music and home economics teacher at LaCrosse and then Rolling Prairie. She had no children - and had not wanted children and here was a very needy little girl - they never got along. Shirley married when she was only nineteen to a fellow from the bayous of Louisiana. They were divorced after twenty-six years of marriage and no children. Laurene married Dr. B.C. Kerkhove on Dec 31, 1954 in Delphi, Ind. She died in 1992 at Home Hospital, Lafayette, Ind., at the age of 84.

Ludtke, William Walter - 1952 - William Walter Ludtke William Walter Ludtke, 64, of Rolling Prairie, died suddenly at 4:20 yesterday afternoon at the court house in Plymouth, Ind., where he had gone on business. The son of August and Augusta Ludtke, he was born May 13, 1888, near Rolling Prairie. He had lived all his life in that area. Mr. Ludtke was a retired grocer at Rolling Prairie and at the time of his death was employed by the Hunt Hoosier Hardware store. He was married Feb. 1, 1941 at Middletown, Ind., to Laurene Haskell, who survives. He was a member of the Methodist church and the Masonic lodge of Rolling Prairie. Mr. Ludtke was one of a group of men who bought the lot for the Rolling Prairie fire station. He also was a former postmaster of Rolling Prairie. He served on the LaPorte County draft board from October, 1940 until April, 1947 and was treasurer of the Kankakee township school building fund. Other survivors includes his daughter, Mrs. Shirley Bordelon, Rolling Prairie, three sitters, Mrs. Emma Brinkman, Mrs. George M. Gross, both of LaPorte and Mrs. Helen Trueschel of Fond du Lac, Wis.; two brothers, Julius Ludtke of LaPorte and Edwin G. Ludtke of Washington, D. C. His parents and two brothers preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Haverstock chapel. Rev. Lynn Garth will officiate. Burial will be in the Rolling Prairie cemetery. Mason services will be held. Friends may call at the Haverstock chapel this evening and until time of services.

LUKOW, MRS. AUGUSTUS - from Mich. City News, Feb. 1, 1929, page 8
    Funeral services for Mrs. Augustus Lukow, who died yesterday morning, an account of which appeared in Wednesday's NEWS, will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the home, 1209 West Eighth street, the Rev. Paul Irion, pastor of St. John's church officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. Friends may view the body at the home this evening and up until the hour of the funeral tomorrow.
Obit donated by: Sandy Hayward - HAYWARD99@webtv.net

Luther, Sylvia L. - Mich City News Dispatch p 10 Tuesday, 3-9-1982 -- Sylvia L. Luther, 87, 244 Pine Lake Ave, LaPorte, died at 4:15 p.m. yesterday (March 8, 1982) at Countryside Place after a seven-year illness. T he serv. will be at 1 p.m. Thurs at Haverstock Fun Home with the Rev W Robert Manning offic. Friends may call at the fun home tomorrow after 1 p.m. and Thurs until the serv. Burial will be in Pine Lake Cem. Mrs. Luther was born March 13, 1894 in LaPorte oOunty and had lived int he county all her life. On Feb 19, 1944 in LaPorte, she married Louis Luther, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Virginia Rupenthal, Laporte, two stepsons, Richard Luther, South Bend Ind and Robert Luther, Valparaiso, ind; six grandchildren,t wo great grandchildren and a sister, Elsie Minges, Knoxville, Tenn. Two daughters, a son, a sister and a brother are deceased. Mrs. Luther was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ and the American Legion Aux. The family requests that memorials be given to St. Paul United Churh of Christ. Contributed by Karen Zach see our donations page for her address

Lynch, Mrs. Bridget - June 29, 1898     Funeral of Mrs. Lynch
    The funeral of Mrs. Bridget Lynch occurred at 10 o’clock this morning at St. Mary’s Church. High mass was celebrated by Rev. Father John Bleckmann. The church was filled by a large congregation. Interment took place in Calvary cemetery. The following acted as pallbearers: W. F. Woodson, Patrick Burns, H. R. Harris, Thomas Donnelly, Walter Lockton and C. T. Dibble.
    July 6,1898 Michigan City News -  In Memoriam Mrs. Bridget Lynch breathed her last on Monday, June 27th, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Philip E. Cosgrove, 400 Stevens Avenue, Joliet, Ill., where she had been visiting for the past few weeks. Death was due to old age and general debility. The remains were brought to her home at Michigan City and the funeral was held Wednesday, June 29th, from St. Mary's church, and was largely attended by relatives and friends of the deceased. Requiem mass was said by Rev. Father Hortsman and Rev. Michael Louth, of Texas, delivered the funeral sermon. St. Mary's choir sang the requiem mass. The pallbearers were Messrs. Patrick Burns, H. R. Harris, W. F. Woodson, Walter Lockton, Thos. Donnelly and C. T. Dibble. The interment took place in Calvary cemetery.
  Eight children survive: Mrs. John Downey, Mrs. Fred Parker, Chas. and Connor Lynch, all of Chicago; Owen Lynch and Mrs. Phillip Cosgrove, of Joliet, and Misses Bessie and Mary Lynch, of 231 east Michigan Street, this city, with whom Mrs. Lynch made her home. They are nine grandchildren who were greatly devoted to her, as well as two sisters, the Mrs. Finnegan and Carroll, now living in Ireland.
   Mrs. Lynch was born in County Cavan, Ireland, where she was married to Owen Lynch, and would have been 74 years old had she survived until November 18th, next. Mrs. and Mrs. Lynch came to America some forty-seven years ago, and settled in Massachusetts, but three years later moved to Michigan City. Mr. Lynch served in the civil war, and was present at Lee's surrender. The train on which he, with many other soldiers, was taken to Washington, was wrecked when entering that city and Mr. Lynch lost his life.
  Left alone with eight young children, Mrs. Lynch devoted her life to them and no sacrifice was too great for her to make that they might have every possible advantage. Besides her own children, she raised and educated two nieces, the Misses Anna and Kate Long, the latter now Mrs. William Wallace, of Chicago.
  Large hearted and sweet-souled she always had a cheery word and a smile for the troubled and the true nobility of her character was emphasized by her loving and untiring devotion to the sick. Actual tombstones in Lynch plots (lots 97 and 98, Calvary #1) Greenwood Cemetery:
Obituary contributed by: Jaime Teas, Dilger Houston, TX   Jaimed1211@aol.com

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