Death Notices & Obituaries
Tanger, Dorothea (Berend) - LaPorte Newspaper 30 April 1894 - - "Mrs. Tanger who resides south of town died Saturday morning from the effects of a paralytic stroke. She was 77 years of age. The funeral was held this afternoon Rev. Geo. Link officiating." - - - GENEALOGICAL RECORD - DOROTHEA ELIZABETH MARIE BEREND (JOACHIM FRIEDRICH2, HANS HINRICH1) was born 5 January 1814 in Hanshagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany, and died 28 April 1894 in LaPorte, LaPorte, IN. She married ANDREAS CHRISTOPH TANGER Abt. 1839 in Germany. Children of DOROTHEA BEREND and ANDREAS TANGER are: ELIZABETH DOROTHEA SOPHIA TANGER, b. 10 November 1840, Beidendorf, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany; d. 19 December 1918, 508 Linwood Street-LaPorte, LaPorte, IN. WILHELM(WILLIAM) JOHANN HEINRICHTANGER, b. 25 June 1854, Neindorf, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany; d. 4 October 1933, Holy Family Hospital-LaPorte, LaPorte, IN. HEINRICH(HENRY)JOHANN FRIEDRICH FERDINAND TANGER, b. 25 January 1857, Neindorf, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany; d. 19 June 1912, 218 Pine Lake Avenue-LaPorte, LaPorte, IN
Tanger, Louise Mrs. - Herald Argus Tuesday, 16 Feb 1937 - MRS. LOUISE TANGER - Mrs. Louise Tanger, 64, of 218 Pine Lake Ave., died at the Holy Family hospital at 3:30 this morning. She was born Sept., 18, 1872 in this county, the daughter of Frederick Oestermeyer and Augusta Backus Oestermeyer and had lived in this county all her life except six years spent in Chicago. In November, 1895, she was united in marriage here to Henry Tanger, who died June 20, 1912. Mrs. Tanger was a memberof St. John's Lutheran church. Circle No. 4 of the church and the Ladies Aid. Surviving are one son, Paul Tanger, Of LaPorte; one daughter, Mrs. Otto Ziegler, Michigan City; three sisters, Mrs. Clara Zimmerman, Mrs. Gusta Ohlis, both of LaPorte, and seven grandchildren Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at the residence and at 2:30 at St. John's Lutheran church, the Rev. M. E. Reinke officiating. E. E. Ebbert will be in charge of the service. The body will be viewed at the home tomorrow evening. Submitted by: Laura J. Heckman
Tanger - Philip Tanger - Obituary - Michigan City News Dispatch…20 January 1991 Philip Tanger "Philip Tanger, 67, of 603 Waverly Road, LaPorte, died at 9 p.m. Friday (Jan. 18, 1991) at St. Anthony's Hospital. Tanger was a member of the LaPorte County Council from 1967 to 1978, and was on the LaPorte Economic Development Commission from 1970 to 1980. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John's Lutheran Church in LaPorte. Burial will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be at 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow at the Cutler Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church, where Mr. Tanger was a member. Mr. Tanger was born May 1, 1923 in LaPorte, where he lived all his life. He was married Jan. 11, 1947 in LaPorte to Charlotte Iselman, who survives. Also surviving is a daughter, Claudia Wood, Lake Station, Ind.; a son, John Tanger, Hobart; a sister Sara O'Bannon, Carmel, Ind., and nine grandchildren. Mr. Tanger was an estimator-engineer and office manager for Koontz-Wagner Electrical in Michigan City. Before that, he worked for Boyd E. Phelps in Michigan City. Mr. Tanger was a graduate of Purdue University and a veteran of World War II. He was a trustee and chairman of the congregation of St. John's Lutheran Church and served at the synodical level. He was also a chapter manager of the National Electrical Contractors Association. Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church."
TANGER, MRS. SOPHIE – LaPorte Herald-Argus 27 September 1943 - - "Mrs. Sophia Tanger, 80, died at her home on Garden Street at 11:30 last night following an illness of one week. Death was due to a paralytic stroke. The daughter of Fred and Minnie Yahnka, she was born in Germany on August 14, 1863 and came here from Germany at the age of 18 years. On Dec. 6, 1883 in LaPorte, she was married to William Tanger who preceded her in death. She was a member of the St. Johns' Lutheran Church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Hattie Spier, Mrs. Minnie Zahrt, both at home; Mrs. Laura Mueller, LaPorte; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Haverstock chapel with the Rev. M. E. Reinke officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call at 2 o'clock Tuesday at the chapel and until time of funeral." submitted by Jeffrey Holtz - email@example.com
Tanger, William – LaPorte Herald-Argus 4 October 1933 - - William Tanger, age 78, of Garden Street, passed away at 5 a.m. today at the Holy Family Hospital after an illness of one week with a complication of diseases. Mr. Tanger was born in Niendorf, Germany, on June 25, 1854. He came to this country 62 years ago with his mother, brother, and a sister. He was a gardener here. On Dec. 6, 1883, he married Sophie Yahnke in LaPorte. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church. Surviving are his widow; three daughters, Mrs. Hattie Spier, Mrs. Mamie Zahrt and Mrs. Laura Mueller, all of LaPorte; one sister-in-law Mrs. Louise Tanger of LaPorte; six grandchildren, and a number of nephews and nieces. One brother and sister preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Saturday afternoon at the home on Garden Street. The Rev. M.E. Reinke will officiate and burial will be in St. John's Cemetery with O.M. Haverstock in charge. The body may be viewed after 7 p.m. Thursday and until the time of the funeral Saturday. submitted by Jeffrey Holtz - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Eugene "Tappe" Tappan - A graveside memorial service for Mr. Eugene "Tappe" Tappan, 67, of 604 W. 18th St., LaPorte, who died Friday, Oct 15, 1993, at 6:15 pm at LaPorte Hospital, will be at 3:30 pm Monday at Patton Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. He was born Aug. 28, 1926, in LaPorte, to Steven and Gladys (Reed) Tappan, and was a life-long resident of LaPorte. Mr. Tappan had worked at Mayes Roofing Co, for 22 years and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Surviving are several cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents. Haverstock Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Source: The LaPorte Herald Argus, Wed, Oct. 20, 1993, pg. 17.
Gladys Reed Tappan: Gladys Tappan, 75, of 403 Wabash Ave., LaPorte, died 1 am today, Aug. 24, at the Health Care Center, Elkhart, Ind. She was born Jan. 25, 1904 in Will Twp.; LaPorte Co., to Alfred and Rebecca (Hunt) Reed and lived all her life in LaPorte, Co. On Aug. 22, 1925, in St. Joseph, Mich., she married Stephen Tappan, who preceded her in death March 26, 1966. Surviving are one son, Eugene LeRoy Tappan, of LaPorte; one sister, Mrs. Leona Ferm, of Bristol, Ind., and one brother Howard Reed Hunt, of Lynwood, Calif. One brother preceded her in death. Funeral services will be at 1 pm Monday at the Haverstock Funeral Home with Rev. Harry Wilson officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 pm Sunday, and Monday until the time of services. Burial will be in Patton Cemetery. Source: LaPorte Herald Argus, Frid, Aug 24, 1979, pg. 3.
Tappan, Julius C. - History of LaPorte County, Chapman 1880, page 706/707 - - - Julius C. Tappan, deceased, was born Nov. 22, 1816, in Onondaga county, N.Y., and was the son of Stephen and Betsy Tappan, the former a native of New Jersey and the latter of New York. Julius, the subject of this sketch, came to this county in 1839, settling on sec. 18, where he lived about five years; he then moved to sec. 13, where he resided until his death, Aug 10, 1876. He was married March 12, 1836, to Miss Philura Marshall, who also was born in Onondage county, N.Y., July 9, 1919. Of their 10 children the following 8 are living; Thomas J., Noah M., Louis E., George, Stephen, Franklin, Lucy and Charles. Their mother, with the assistance of Charles, manages the farm. P.O., Three Oaks, Mich. Burial in Foster’s Cemetery.
Tappan, Philura - Three Oaks Press, Sep 8, 1893
Philura Tappan died at her home in Galena township, Monday, Sept. 4th. She was born in Onandaga Co., N.Y. in 1819 and came to this place in 1836 at which time she settled on a farm four miles south of town, in LaPorte county, where she resided at the time of her death. The funeral services were held Wednesday at 10 o'clock a.m. from the house. Interment in Foster's cemetery.
Stephen Tappan, 70, of 403 Wabash Avenue, died at 8:37 pm Saturday at Hines Veterans hospital, Hines, Ill, after a five-year illness. He was born June 9, 1895 in LaPorte county to Charles and Mary Tappan and had lived here all his life. Mr. Tappan was a retired county highway department employee. He was married Aug. 22, 1925 in St. Joseph, Mich., to Gladys Reed. Mr. Tappan was a World War I veteran and a member of the American Legion. Surviving are his wife; one son, Eugene LeRoy Tappan, LaPorte; four sisters, Mrs. Sophia Kintzele, Michigan City; Mrs. Helen Shippee, Rolling Prairie; Mrs. Carpenter, LaPorte, and Mrs. Amelia Fllinsley, Hamilton, Mont., and one brother Alexander Tappan, Rolling Prairie. Funeral services will be at 2:30 pm Wednesday at the Haverstock Funeral home with burial in Patton cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from tonight and until time of services.
Tatman, Thomas - Oct 13, 1905 No source, just the obituary - - The dreaded angel of death has again entered our midst and called an honored and respected citizen, a good neighbor and a kind father. Thomas Tatman was called to rest Friday morning, Oct 13. 1905. He was born in Clermont Co. Ohio April 20, 1855. When six years of age his family moved to Porter county and three years later located in the county where he has since resided. He was married to Carrie M. Goldsmith Jan 9, 1880 and to them have been born six children, four daughters and two sons. These with six sisters and one brother survive him. He was baptized by Eld. D.R. Mansfield and united with the Advent Christian Church of Union Mills in 1878. His last words were "My soul is ready for Eternity. He lived an earnest, conscientious, Christian life and set an example as a loving husband, a devoted father and a loyal friend, worthy of imitation.
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Taylor, Benjamin – Michigan City Dispatch, June 4, 1909 – Benjamin Taylor died on Tuesday, May 26, 1908; funeral at White church at Hesston and burial at the same place May 28. Elder Black of the Christian church at Rolling Prairie, had charge of the services. Burial in Heckman Cemetery.
TEETER, EDWIN J. - From unknown La Porte newspaper, 5 November 1932 - - Mr. Teeter was born Jan. 7, 1843 in Galena township, this county, near Rolling Prairie, the son of Henry L. and Caroline Fail Teeter, pioneers of La Porte county. He was the last of seven children. A sister, Mrs. Rosa B. Garman passed away in February of this year. Mr. Teeter was educated in the Galena township schools and Dr. Adam’s Academy in La Porte. He was united in marriage April 12, 1876 to Emma Ocker, who preceded him in death. To this union were born Phillip H. Teeter, of Rolling Prairie; Thomas H. Teeter, of Minneapolis, Minn; Hattie Belle and Emma Leah Teeter, of La Porte. Other surviving relatives are four grandchildren, Ruth and Edwin of Rolling Prairie and Robert and Phillip of Minneapolis. Had he lived until Jan. 7 Mr. Teeter would have been 90 years of age. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2:30 at the Rolling Prairie Methodist Church. The deceased man was a life-long member of the Methodist denomination. The Rev. Edwin W. Dunlavy of Chicago, an old friend of the family, will officiate and burial will be in the Rolling Prairie cemetery with Cutler Brothers in charge. Friends wishing to see the body may call at the home Sunday after 2:30 p. m. or Monday until 11 a. m.
Teeter, Renwick - Michigan City News, 28 January 1914 - - Renwick Teeter, aged 73, died Saturday night at his home in South Bend, after a lingering illness of several years of old age and complications. Mr. Teeters was born in Laporte county Feb 18, 1841. Eight years ago he moved to St. Joseph county and had resided in South Bend since. He served in the civil war as a corporal in the 48th regiment, Co. D. He is survived by five sons and two daughters as follows: Harry and Otis at home, Floyd in South Bend, Leo in Pratt, Kan., William in Rolling Prairie, Mrs. Nellie Delaura, Flint, Mich and Mrs. Ada Klute, Three Oaks, Michigan. The following brothers and sisters survive him: Harold in South Bend, Mrs. Esther William, Mrs. Herman Woodard and Mrs. Joseph Shead all of Laporte county. Services were held at 12 o'clock noon, today in the family home. Burial took placed in Rolling Prairie.
TEETER, ZACHARIAH – La Porte Argus, Thursday, 27 December 1894 - - Zachariah Teeter an early resident of the county and 89 years old died in this city last Saturday. The burial was at Rolling Prairie.
Teeter, Caroline (Fail) - December 9, 1880, La Porte Herald Chronicle - - - Caroline Fail was born in Marion Co., West Virginia, June 21, 1818. In 1828 she, with her parents, removed to Union Co., Ind., where they remained two years thence to LaPorte Co. where they settled permanently. She was married to Henry Teeter, Oct. 29, 1836. Died on Wednesday morning, December 1, 1880. Mrs. Teeter was converted in 1840, and, with her husband, joined the Methodist Episcopal church, of which she remained a faithful and devoted member till death. During the past six months she has been a great sufferer, but with remarkable patience and fortitude who endured all, relying with firm assurance upon her Savior. When she neared the time of her decease, she, like the great apostle, had a "desire to depart", and to be with Christ." She was the mother of seven children, five of whom remain to mourn her loss. One of her sons, Hon. Geo. Teeter, was state representative from this county a few years since. He, with his sister Rosa, who remains at home, attended, with great affection and kindness, upon their mother during her entire illness. Mrs. Teeter was a devoted mother, and her children "rise up and call her blessed." On Thursday after
TEETER, EDWIN J. - From unknown La Porte newspaper, 5 November 1932 –
Mr. Teeter was born Jan. 7, 1843 in Galena township, this county, near Rolling Prairie, the son of Henry L. and Caroline Fail Teeter, pioneers of La Porte county. He was the last of seven children. A sister, Mrs. Rosa B. Garman passed away in February of this year. Mr. Teeter was educated in the Galena township schools and Dr. Adam’s Academy in La Porte. He was united in marriage April 12, 1876 to Emma Ocker, who preceded him in death. To this union were born Phillip H. Teeter, of Rolling Prairie; Thomas H. Teeter, of Minneapolis, Minn; Hattie Belle and Emma Leah Teeter, of La Porte. Other surviving relatives are four grandchildren, Ruth and Edwin of Rolling Prairie and Robert and Phillip of Minneapolis. Had he lived until Jan. 7 Mr. Teeter would have been 90 years of age. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2:30 at the Rolling Prairie Methodist Church. The deceased man was a life-long member of the Methodist denomination. The Rev. Edwin W. Dunlavy of Chicago, an old friend of the family, will officiate and burial will be in the Rolling Prairie cemetery with Cutler Brothers in charge. Friends wishing to see the body may call at the home Sunday after 2:30 p. m. or Monday until 11 a. m.noon, Dec 2nd, the funeral took place from the late family residence, in the midst of a large assembly of relatives and neighbors, and her remains were laid to rest in the new family cemetery (Teeter Cemetery). On the same day, the remains of her husband, whose death occurred in April, 1878, which were interred in the house-yard, awaiting the preparation of the new cemetery, were removed and they were laid side by side.
Teeter, Renwick - Michigan City News, 28 January 1914 - Renwick Teeters, aged 73, died Saturday night at his home in South Bend, after a lingering illness of sevral years of old age and complications. Mr. Teeters was born in Laporte county Feb 18, 1841. Eight years ago he moved to St. Joseph county and had resided in South Bend since. He served in the civil war as a corporal in the 48th regiment, Co. D. He is survived by five sons and two daughters as follows: Harry and Otis at home, Floyd in South Bend, Leo in Pratt, Kan., William in Rolling Prairie, Mrs. Nellie Delaura, Flint, Mich and Mrs. Ada Klute, Three Oaks, Michigan. The following brothers and sisters survive him: Harold in South Bend, Mrs. Esther William, Mrs. Herman Woodard and Mrs. Joseph Shead all of Laporte county. Services were held at 12 o'clock noon, today in the family home. Burial took placed in Rolling Prairie.
TEETER, ZACHARIAH – La Porte Argus, Thursday, 27 December 1894 Zachariah Teeter an early resident of the county and 89 years old died in this city last Saturday. The burial was at Rolling Prairie.
Tennis - Mrs. Mabel Elizabeth Tennis - Death Notice - LaPorte Herald-Argus 31 December 1969 DIES OF BURNS MICHIGAN CITY - "Mrs. Mabel Tennis, 76, of 1006 Cedar street, this city, died at Walters hospital early today of second and third degree burns sustained on her body when she apparently backed or fell against a stove in her home Tuesday and her clothing caught fire. The coroner's office said she died from the effects of the burns and shock. Authorities said she extinguished the flames herself and called her son in Wanatah who took her to the hospital."
Obituary LaPorte Herald-Argus 31 December 1969 MABEL E. TENNIS "Mrs. Mabel Elizabeth Tennis, 76, of 1008 Cedar Street, Michigan City, died at 12:35 a.m. today at Walters hospital. Mrs. Tennis was born in Union Mills on March 23, 1893 to Oscar and Nancy E. (Livingston) Gillham. She was married to Andrew Shreve and to Ora Tennis, both of who preceded her in death. She is survived by one brother, Clarence Gillham, LaPorte; two sons, Harry Shreve, Wanatah, and John Shreve, Otis; and 12 grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. on Monday at the Root Funeral Home, Michigan City. Burial will be in Union Mills cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday and until time of services on Monday."
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Terry, Elizabeth - Elizabeth Terry (Mrs. John) Oct 17, 1907 Source unknown - - Yesterday County Commissiouer John Terry attended the funeral of his co-worker on the board, Henry C. Kruyer, at Michigan City. Today he is bowed down in grief over the death of his wife, who passed away unexpectedly at 5:30 o’clock at the family home at Union Mills. For some time Mrs. Terry had been suffering from bronchitis and heart afflictions but her condition was not considered at all serious yesterday and even when Mr. Terry arrived home from the Kruyer funeral, she was feeling fairly well, though suffering from a pain across the chest and in the region of the heart. Mr. Terry went to the barn to do some chores, when he was called back to the house. Mrs. Terry was breathing very heavily and in a few minutes she expired, death being due to neuralgia of the heart. Elizabeth Emigh was born Feb 15 1916 in Johnstown, Pa and came to Northern Indiana........ and was married to John Terry .........The couple have lived ever since in Noble township, where they have enjoyed the respect and confidence of the community and are esteemed by all who know them. Mrs. Terry is survived by the husband, one son, Carlin Terry of Union Mills, three daughters, Mrs. H.E. Loomis, Mrs. Joseph Mills, and Miss Ethel Terry, all of Noble township, two sisters, Mrs. Eliza Humphrey and Mrs. Jessie Jackson of Starke county and four brothers, Henry, Adram and Jacob Emigh of Starke county and John Emigh of Lincoln. Neb. The parents of Mrs. Terry who located near Knox, lived to be very aged. Mrs. Emigh being 92 years old at her death and Mr. Emigh being 75. The deceased was a member of the Presbyterian church at Union Mills and belonged to Dorland chapter, No 123. OES. Mrs. Terry was a woman of lovable character and her unexpected death has cast a gloom over her many friends as well as prostrated the husband and children. The funeral services will be held at 2:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the home and the burial will take place at the Union Mills cemetery, with J.G. Schweitzer in charge.
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Terry, John - Union Mills Nov 15, 1909 - Source unknown but probably a LaPorte newspaper - - John Terry, late county commissioner was buried Sunday afternoon in Union Mills cemetery. Mr. Terry had a large circle of relatives and friends, and although the weather was cold and unpleasant, a large number attended his funeral. Among the Laporteans present were: N.D. McCormick, D. Grover. W. Miller. Peter Mill and T. McLane. The services at the house were simple and unostentatious, Characteristic of the deceased. Rev. S.E. Smith conducted the services in a very feeling and impressive manner, than who there was no one better fitted for the occasion, their social relations having been very intimate and congenial since Mr. Smith entered upon his pastorate in this place some 30 years ago. If the deceased had lived until next Saturday, Nov 21, who would have completed his 70th year. Pall bearers were Geo. Rogers. T. McLane, Peter Mill, Wm. Miller, Perry Schoemaker, and Cahs. McLane. The deceased leaves, to mourn his loss, four children, Mrs. Eva Loomis, now in California, Mrs. Inex Mill, Miss Etherl Terry and Carroll Terry of Union Mills. Mr Terry will be missed in Union Mills, he having always taken a great interest in what ever appeared to him to be for the prosperity and good of the community.
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Tesmer, Mrs. Barbara Michigan City News Wed 3 April, 1924 - - Mrs. Barbara Tesmer, wife of Jacob Tesmer, residing in Jackson township, Porter County died at one o'clock Thursday afternoon, death being due to organic heart disease, after an illness of seven days. Mrs. Tesmer was born in Germany on November 5, 1850 and came to America 40 years ago. On October 2, 1874 she and Jacob Tesmer were united in matrimony in Germany. To this union were born five sons, Frank; living at Otis; Paul, living at home and three sons who preceded her in death; also three daughters, Mrs. Martha Murawski, Otis, Ind.; Mrs. Peter Pliski of LaPorte, and Mrs. Anna Orkiszewski of Chicago. She is also survived by the husband, one brother, John Felski, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Singer, both of Chicago; also twenty grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Mrs. Tesmer was a good wife, a devoted mother, and a kind neighbor who was ever ready to assist the unfortunate and relived those in distress.
The funeral services will be held at 9:30 o’clock Friday morning in St. Mary's Catholic church in Otis. Rev. John Wroblewski will officiate. The Ladies Rosary Society of which Mrs. Tesmer was a member will attend the funeral in a body.
Interment will be in the Catholic Cemetery in Otis. Obituary donated by: Ilaine Groves Church email@example.com
Tesmer, Jacob - Thurs. 3 May 1928 The Michigan City News - - -Jacob Tesmer, 80, of Porter County, died yesterday following an illness of ten days, death being attributed to pneumonia. He was born in Germany, July 13, 1847, and came to this country 43 years ago. He was a retired farmer. He was married in 1878 in Germany, his wife died four years ago.
The following children survive: Paul Tesmer, Porter County, Frank Tesmer, LaPorte County; Mrs. Martha Murawski, Mrs. Agnes Pliska, Porter County, and Mrs. Anna Orkiczewski, of Chicago, togerther with two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The deceased was a member of St. Mary's church and of the Polish National Alliance. The funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9:30 o'clock in St. Mary's church, in Otis. The Rev. John Biernacki will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may view the body up to 9 o'clock Saturday morning.
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Thomas, David - David Thomas, of Rolling Prairie, died yesterday at one o'clock, aged 81 years. He leaves a widow and a large circle of friends. He had long been a resident of LaPorte county and highly respected by all who knew him. The funeral services will be tomorrow at 2:30 o'clock at the Rolling Prairie Christian church. Burial at Rolling Prairie. W.C. Weir is in charge.
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Thomas, Eva - LaPorte Daily Herald-Argus -- 10 Sep 1927 - Thomas Obituary Eva Louise Thomas, wife of Calvin C. Thomas of near Hamlet, who died last Monday as a result of wounds received when she fell down the stairs at her home while carrying glass fruit jars, was born on Nov. 5, 1897, near Bluntsville, Ind. She was 29 years and 10 months old. Mrs. Thomas was the fourth child and second daughter of Charles Newton and Dora Elizabeth Bales, now of Union Mills. At the age of 12 years, she came with the family to live in Starke county, later moving to Union Mills. She was married to Calvin C. Thomas on May 29, 1918. Their married life ws spent in Starke and LaPorte counties, where her husband was employed as a farmer. Mrs. Thomas was survived by seven children, Dorothy Irene, Ruth Armilla, Mary Ellen, Gladys Louise, Charles Adelbert, Lucille May, and Frances Arline, the youngest being 16 months; her father and mother; five brothers, Archie Bales of Bluntsville, Ind., Frank Bales of Hanna, Thomas, Leonard and Robert, at home; six sisters, Mrs Ray Lindville of Bluntsville, Mrs. Russell Reeves of Union Mills, Mrs. Parker Gardner of Kingsbury, Mrs. Clarence Bloon of Kingsbury and Gladys and Clora at home. She also leaves many neighbors and friends - Name of sender: Michele Cuff
THOMAS, MARGARET L. – unknown La Porte newspaper, 3 October 1930 - - Mrs. Margaret L. Thomas, age 81, of Rolling Prairie, passed away at 12:30 p. m., yesterday at the home of her niece, Mrs. Jesse M. Rice, with whom she had been making her home. She had been in poor health for several months. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Shaw, she was born in La Porte County and had lived here all her life. On Sept. 20, 1876, she was married to Emanuel E. Thomas. She was a member of the Christian church and the Women’s Relief Corps. Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews. Ms. Thomas was the last of 13 children. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon at the Rolling Prairie Christian church. The Rev. Mr. Thomas will officiate and burial will be at Rolling Prairie with Cutler Brothers in charge.
Ref #3 Tesmer, Mrs Jacob (Barbara Felski ) 11-5-1850 - 4-10-1924 - From obituary.
Thomas - Mrs. Olive (Lewis) - July 29th 1860 - May 17, 1943 - - Mrs. Olive Thomas Dies At Home Of Daughter, Monday. Mrs. Olive Thomas 82, died Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. J. Remmert, of LaPorte. The daughter of Joseph and Lucinda Lewis, she was born in Westville, July 29, 1860 and had lived all her life in this county. In 1881 she was married to J. C. Thomas, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are two daughter, Mrs. Remmert of LaPorte, and Mrs. B. L. Wood of Vandalia, Ind.; four grandsons, one granddaughter, three great grandsons and one great granddaughter. One son, Clarence, also preceded her in death. Leroy and Wesley Lewis are nephew. Mrs. Thomas was a member of the Christian church and the Rebekah lodge.
Funeral services were held today (Thursday) from the Haverstock chapel at 2 P.M. with the Rev. H. L. Conley officiating. Burial was in Westville cemetery.
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Catherine Thompson - Mrs. Catherine M. Thompson, 77, of 1111 Longwood Dr., La Porte, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 1989, at 9:19 a.m. at La Porte Hospital. She was born March 28, 1912, in La Porte, to Louis and Anna (Heckstadt) Bossert, and lived in the area all her life. Mrs. Thompson was a member of the La Porte Presbyterian Church and graduated from La Porte High School. Surviving are three daughters, Lois Selby of Hanna; Winnie Fair of Lodi, Calif., and Joyce Gimlin of Michigan City; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and one brother, Harry Bossert of Port S. Lucie, Fla. The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the La Porte Presbyterian Church, with Rev. Robert A. Heimach officiating. Friends may call at the Cutler Funeral Home today from 2 to 5 and 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturday at the church from 10 to 11 a.m. Burial will be in Hanna Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to La Porte Community Cancer Association. [28 Mar 1912-2 Apr 1984]
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Thompson, Mrs. Deborah - Mortuary Record 0 0 Mrs. Deborah Thompson. The funeral of Mrs. Deborah Thompson was held this afternoon at the Christian church, Rev. Frank Morgan officiating. Deceased was 78 years old, and leaves two sons and a daughter to mourn her loss. The remains were taken to Westville, where the internment took place. W. C. Weir was the funeral director. [#48]
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Thompson, D. Sr. - DeVere W. Thompson, Sr., 81, of 2322 Wozniak Rd., La Porte, died unexpectedly Thursday, Jan. 8, at 1:10 p.m. at La Porte Hospital. He was born June 14, 1899, in Westville, Ind., to George L. and Effie A. (Herrold) Thompson and lived in La Porte County all his life. He was a semi-retired farmer; member of Pinhook Methodist Church; New Durham Twp. Farm Bureau; Pinola Grange 22014 and was past office manager of AAA. On June 6, 1923, in Door Village, he married Gladys Garwood who survives. Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. George J. (Gladys May) Nehl, of Union Mills, Ind.; Mrs. Wilbur (Leota) Dadlow and Mrs. Harold (Sara Ann) Clindaniel, both of La Porte and Mrs Donald (Mary Sue) Link of Winnemac, Ind.; four sons, DeVere, Jr., Calvin G., and George L., all of La Porte and Harold of Glendale, Calif.; 20 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and one brother, Francis C. of La Porte. Three sisters and one brother preceded him in death. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Haverstock Funeral Home with Rev. Marvin O. Carlson officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2:30 p.m. today and until the time of services Saturday. Burial will be in Door Village Cemetery. [17 Jun 1899-9 Jan 1981]
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Doris Thompson - - Mrs. Doris Irene Thompson, 63, of box 34, Hanna, died in Porter Memorial hospital in Valparaiso Friday at 1:30 p.m. She was born to Andrew and Mary (Calhoun) Watts on July 22, 1909, in Bangor, Mich., and had lived in Hanna for 22 years after moving from Wanatah. She was a member of the Christian church in Michigan. She was married to Ivan Thompson in 1925 in Bangor, Mich., who survives. Surviving in addition to her husband are six daughters, Mrs. James Conrick of Valparaiso, Mrs. Paul Clark of Morocco, Ind., Mrs. Berwyn Derington of Decatur, Ill., and Mrs. Earl Werner of LaCrosse, Mrs. Bobby Webb of Cicero, Ill, and Mrs. Kenneth Beem of Knox; six sons, Ivan, Jr., of Albuquerque, New Mex., Charles of Valparaiso, Leon and Clair, both of Hanna, Lloyd of Fort Knox, Ky., and Clarence, address unknown; 40 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. [#10. 22 Jul 1909-14 Jul 1973]
Contributed by: Bonnie Dagen
Thompson, George Ledmond - Westville Indicator, June 15, 1905 - PIONEER RESIDENT GONE.
George Ledmond Thompson was born near Mt. Jackson, Shenandoah County, Virginia, on the 14th day of July 1824, and died Thursday, June 6, 1905, at 10 a.m. of infirmities of old age.
In 1838 Mr. Thompson came to Indiana arriving in Laporte County April 24th of that year and has continuously resided in this county to the time of his death. He was married to Harriet Soper on the first day of December 1850 and ever since his marriage has lived in Westville.
To this union was born six children, two girls and four boys, the girls and two boys preceding him to the great unknown. His widow, two sons, George L. and Ole, six grandchildren and one great grandchild are left to mourn his loss.
Mr. Thompson was a mason by trade and in the early days was much in demand in that line of work. In later years he took up the insurance business and for the past twenty-five years represented the best known firms, retiring only when the weight of years compelled rest.
For sixty-seven years he has lived among the citizens of Westville, where he was respected by all, and many, other than the family, will note his departure.
Mr. Thompson was a devoted and faithful member of the Mason and Odd Fellow fraternities, and was one of the oldest members in point of membership in either lodge in Westville. He was initiated Westville lodge, I.O.O.F. December 6, 1853, and after having served in all the principal offices was in 1877 elected to this office of Financial Secretary which position he filled continuously until Jan. 1st 1903. He was inducted into the mysteries of the Masonic order by Westville lodge No. 192 in January 1869, and in 1883 was elected to the same position in that lodge, secretary, as he then held in the I.O.O.F., where he continued to serve until death called him from his duties. Thus the financial matters between the orders and their members was presided over, carefully and without error for a quarter of a century by him, a truly remarkable record, and when able to attend he was always in his place.
But with all his loyalty to those fraternities home was always first with him and a loving husband and father has been called away.
The funeral services were conducted Sunday at 10 a.m. at the late home, Rev. Ballard of the Methodist church conducting the same. Mesdames D. W. Weed and S. A. Wight sang. Westville lodge, A. F. & A. M. No. 102 attended in a body and gave their services at the cemetery west of town where the body was interred. The obsequies were largely attended, there being Masonic brothers present from all the neighboring cities, and members of the home lodge living at a distance came to pay their last respects to the aged hero who had sheathed his sword. - Contributed by: Bonnie Dagen
Thompson, George L. Died Aug 1930 - - - George L. Thompson, age 67, of rural route 7, passed away at 12:40 p.m., yesterday at his home. The son of George and Harriet Thompson, Mrs. Thompson was born at Westville on March 28, 1863, and lived there and near Westville all this life. He had retired from farming and was a member of the Masons, the Knights of Pythias and Odd Fellows. One May 23, 1888, Mr. Thompson married Effie Herrold at Berrien Springs, Mich. Surviving are his widow; three daughters, Mary H. Steed and Marjorie B. Payne of Detroit and Nettie T. Klassen of La Porte; three sons, Henry H., DeVere W., and Francis C. Thompson, all of La Porte; one brother, Ole Thompson of Westville, and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the residence at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon, Daylight Saving time. Burial will be in the Westville cemetery with L.A. Decker of La Porte in charge. [#49. 23 Mar 1863-22 Aug 1930]
Contributed by: Bonnie Dagen
Thompson, Gertrude - Gertrude Thompson - Mrs. Gertrude E. Thompson, 76, of route 2, died Thursday at 3:25 a.m. at the Little Company of Mary Health facility in San Pierre, following a lingering illness. She was born March 6, 1894 in Iowa to Christopher and Elizabeth (Burkle) Klassen and had lived in the are here the past 70 years. She was married May 6, 1916 in La Porte to Henry H. Thompson who preceded her in death Dec. 30, 1969. Mrs. Thompson was a member of St. Joseph Catholic church and the MISC Women's club. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Roger (Alice) Mitchell of Ottawa, Ontario, Can., and Mrs. Charles (Mary Jane) Pierce of Ballwin, Mo.; two sons, Glenn J. of La Porte and Robert H. of Kingsport, Tenn.; four sisters, Mrs. Wilfred Nixon, Mrs. Ann Bowman, Mrs. Mary Bowman and Mrs. John McAllister, all of La Porte; two brothers, John B. Klassen, Sr., and Eugene Klassen, both of La Porte. One son, Frank, two brothers, one sister and parents preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph church, the Rev. Lester Bach officiating. Burial will be in Pinhook cemetery. Friends may call at the Haverstock Funeral home after noon today and until the time of the services. The rosary will be recited tonight at 8 at the funeral home.
Contributed by: Bonnie Dagen
Thompson, James - Westville Indicator, Thursday, May 24, 1888 DIED--Tuesday, May 22, 1888, James Thompson, after an illness of three years. Deceased was born in Lancashire, England, in 1818, and was united in marriage to Miss Jane Brown who survives him, in 1842. They came to American in 1851, and have been residents of Westville for nine years. Autopsy revealed extensive cancerous disease of the kidneys and bowels. Mr. Thompson was a very patient sufferer though the progress of the disease has been attended with the great distress incident to the complaint.
Thornton, Matilda - - MATILDA THORNTON, Died 14 Jan. 1903 Mrs. Matilda (Ely or Eley) Thornton, wife of Samuel Thornton, a retired farmer living at 312 Park Street, died at midnight of cancer, with which she has long been a sufferer. She was born in Canada, February 20, 1833. Several children survive her. The funeral will be held at the residence at 9 o’clock Thursday morning, Rev. George C. Moor officiating, and the remains will be taken to Michigan City for interment. She was buried in Greenwood Cemetery.
THORNTON, Samuel - - -SAMUEL THORNTON, SR., Died 05 Jan 1916 Samuel Thornton, Sr., aged 86, died Sunday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Thomas Butts, 125 Hendricks Street, death being due to old age and paralysis. The deceased had been a resident of LaPorte County half a century and for the last five years made his home with Mr. And Mrs. Butts. Four children survive, namely: Mrs. Butts, Samuel Thornton, Jr., Dawson, Missouri, Mrs. James Boulter of VanCouver, B.C., and B. T. Thornton of South Dakota. Mrs. Isabelle Lahey, of Chicago and Mrs. Ladon Johnson of Michigan City, Ind., are half sisters and Isaac Thornton, of LaPorte, is a half brother of the deceased. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon with services at the Butts home at 2 o’clock. He was buried in Greenwood Cemetery.
Thornton - - WILLIAM “WILLARD” THORNTON, Died 14 Nov 1887 William “Willard” Thornton died of consumption, Saturday evening, at his home near the slide. He was born in Lawton, Mich., twenty-eight years ago
THORP, AMOS - Michigan City News Wednesday July 8, 1908 - - DEATH OF AGED RESIDENT ---------------- Amos Thorp Died Sunday at His Home Near the Summit. Monday July 6, Amos Thorp, and aged resident of the county, died Sunday morning at his home near the Summit. His death was caused by neuralgia of the heart. The deceased was 78 years of age and had lived at the Summit for many years. He leaves four children to mourn his death. The children are Mrs. Orman Perry, Will Thorp and Mrs. Abraham Hornbeck of this county and Wesley Thorp, who is located in Illinois. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Turesday afternoon from the Summit Methodist church. Burial will take place at Low's cemetery at Midway. Submitted by: Laura J. Heckman
THORP - - Michigan City News Wednesday May 20 1903 - - Miss Lulu Thorp, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Amos Thorp, died at the home of her parents, at the Summit , today of consumption of the throat and after an illness of several years, aged 20 years. The deceased is survived by her parents, two sisters and three brothers. Funeral Wednesday at 2’clock. Rev. Clark officiated. Burial at Low cemetery........ Contributed by: Laura J. Heckman
THORP, Wendell - La Porte Daily Herald, Thursday, 20 October 1898 - - Wendell, son of Wert and Carrie Thorp, born April 7, 1898, died October 18, aged 6 months and 11 days. The funeral was held yesterday at the Summit Church. Rev. N.E. Tinkham officiated. Burial at Low's Cemetery.
Thurber obits - contributed by Steve Peterson
Thurber, A. B. - Door Village Cemetery: Michigan City News, 11 May 1898 “A.B. Thurber, living near Holmesville, died Sunday. He was born in Portage county, Ohio, Dec. 1, 1819, and he consequently was 79 years of age. He became a resident of this county in 1841, being one of the early pioneers. He leaves a wife, three sons and two daughters. The funeral was held at Door Village today.”
Door Village Cemetery
Thurber, Nancy Jane - Laporte Argus Bulletin, 20 Jan 1902 MRS. THURBER: Mrs. Nancy Jane Thurber, wife of A.B. Thurber, a resident of Scipio township, died yesterday morning after a long illness. Death was caused by cancer. Mrs. Thurber was a native of Ohio and was 77 years of age. The funeral services will be held at Door Village tomorrow morning. Weir & Seivert are in charge.
Door Village Cemetery
Thurber, Joseph Burton - Laporte Argus, 31 July 1923 JOSEPH BURTON THURBER- Joseph Burton Thurber, a Civil war veteran, a member of U.S. Grant post, G.A.R., Chicago, passed away last night at the home of his sister, Mrs. G.L. West, 1429 Pennsylvania avenue, following an illness of five months. Mr. Burton, who was a native of Ohio, where he was born January 24, 1846, was upward of 77 years of age. His first marriage took place at Plymouth, Ind., June 3, 1869, when he was wedded to Miss Julia Lovely. She passed away a number of years ago and Mr. Thurber was again married in 1912 to Anna Kyle, of Hooperton, Ill., who died February 3, 1923. He is survived by two brothers, A.B. Thurber, of New Mexico, and Barney L. Thurber of LaPorte, and three sisters, Mrs. Jessie Young, Mrs. Effie Prosser, of Michigan City, and Mrs. Ida West, of LaPorte. One son, Samuel died in 1903.
Mr. Thurber served in the Civil war as a private in Co. K, 17th regiment, Indiana volunteers, enlisting in the service September 16, 1862, and receiving his discharge on August 8, 1865.
The funeral services conducted by Patton post, with Rev. M.G. Long as the officiating clergyman, will be held in the Ebbert parlors Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, with interment in the cemetery at Door Village. E.E. Ebbert is the director.
Thurber, Barney - Unknown paper, Sept. 12, 1950 "BARNEY THURBER - Barney Thurber, 84, of Muskego, Wis. died there last night at the home of his son, William. Mr. Thurber was born in LaPorte, Sept. 14, 1865. He was employed at the Ove Gnatt Co. for many years, retiring at age 72. Survivors include five children, 26 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren. His wife, Clara, died in 1934. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday at the Haverstock chapel. Friends may call from Monday evening until time for the rites. Burial will be in the Door Village cemetery."
Titus, Charlotte E. - no source given for the following. Date taken from contents Jan 30, 1913 - - Charlotte E. Titus, daughter of Amos and Melissa Brown, was born Jan 28, 1841, in Noble township, LaPorte county, Ind. She was united in marriage to N.J. Titus, March 28, 1868. Mrs. Nellie Hay is their only child. She and her husband united with the Methodist Episcopal church in February 1878. Her step-daughter Cora, passed away July, 1866 (my note- this date should be 1876). Her husband N.J. Titus died Sept 10, 1898. In the passing away of Sister Titus, there are left to mourn the loss, her only child, Mrs. Nellie Hay, and family, one brother, C.J. Brown, Decatur Mich., one sister, Alice H. Rambo, South Bend, several nieces and nephews, four step-grandchildren, one step-son, C.W. Titus and his wife Amanda Titus. She died at the home of her daughter Nellie Hay, Jan 30, 1913, her age being 72 year and 7 days. Funeral services were conducted from the home of Mr and Mrs Dale Hay, Wellsboro, Sunday Feb. 2 at 2:30, Rev D.A. Rodgers officiating .
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TITUS - - Nelson J. Titus - compilation of three obituaries Died 10 Sept 1898 - Obits published - 13 Sept. 1898 - - Nelson James Titus was born in Ashtabula, Ashtabula Co., Ohio on Nov 29, 1835. He came with his parents to LaPorte County when only three years of age. In this county he has resided continuous except three or four years spent in Missouri and the three years of service in the civil war.
He was married to Lovilla (sic) Dunham Aug 17 1856. To them were born two children, Charles William and Cora Esther. On March 28, 1866 he was married to Charlotte Brown. One child, Nellie M., blessed this marriage. He united with the M.E. church in Feb. 1874 of which church he as an honored and faithful official member when summoned by death to enter the spirit world Sept 10,1898.
Although his health had been poor for many months, yet he has been able to attend to his business. Friday afternoon he went to Kingsbury to bring home his daughter and her husband, who teach school there. When about half way home on the return journey, he was taken violently ill. They hurried as quickly as possible and a doctor was summoned but around midnight his spirit passed to the great beyond.
A service which probably as much as any other has endeared Mr. Titus to the people was the superintendency of the cemetery. When he took charge of the work ten or twelve years ago, it presented the appearance of a jungle. Its present beautiful appearance is a monument to his untiring energies and time freely given for which the public is truly grateful.
The funeral occurred yesterday afternoon at his late residence in Wellsboro. There was an immense attendance the house crowded with many chairs and extemporized seats in the yard filled and many persons standing in the yards, on the walks and even in the streets. The deceased was a member of the Masonic order and of the G.A.R. and each order attened in a body. Rev. Mr. Simmons, late of Union Mills, had been sent for to conduct the services. The choir sang. Rev. S.B. Grimes read the Scriptures, Rev. Mr. Smith offered prayer and Rev. Mr. Simmons delivered a discourse which was very eulogistic of the life of the deceased. The procession, with the G.A.R. and Old Glory heading it, the Masons following and a very long line of carriages coming after was significant of the esteem in which Mr. Titus was held. At the grave the Masons first went through their ritual service and the G.A.R. followed with theirs, George Whorwell acting as commander. The remains were buried with full military honors and the final salute of three volleys was given. Patton Post of this city had charge. Deceased was a member of Co. H., Eighty-seventh Indiana Volunteers.
Towner, Daniel Coit - Unknown Newspaper, 1855
At Michigan City, Indiana on Saturday, August 11th of Consumption, DANIEL COIT TOWNER,
only surviving son of the late Rev. James Towner, formerly of this city, aged 24 years. The
funeral ceremonies took place at Michigan City yesterday afternoon.
In Memoriam – We are pained by the announcement of the recent death of D. C. Towner, which
occurred at Michigan City, the home of his boyhood, last Saturday afternoon. Previous to his
illness he had resided for several years in this city, where his manly qualities, and irreproachable
life, had gained for him a circle of warm friends, who sincerely mourn his early death. The
departed commenced his collegiate studies at the Michigan University, and graduated at
Amhurst, Massachusetts, a few years since, after which he entered upon his legal studies in the
office of Messrs. Scammon & McCagg, in this city, and just at the period when his profession
opened before him and the hopes of his friends seemed about to be realized in the fulfillment of
the promise of his earlier years, a solemn hand beckoned him away to another world, and neither
the prayers nor the efforts of sorrow stricken friends could hold him back from following it
speedily to the portals of the grave. Sincerely as others may deplore the loss of a friend, their
grief bears no comparison to the bitterness of that bereavement and desolation which falls upon
the heart and hopes of a widowed mother and a widowed sister, for whom their warmest
sympathies are now elicited.
Note: Daniel Towner is listed as being buried in the “Old Burial Ground, Michigan City, IN book - by: Patricia Gruse Harris
Trinoskey, Joseph - LaPorte Herald Argus - Monday Jul 8, 1929 - - A man who had made his home in LaCrosse for 50 years, Joseph Trinoskey, age 78, died at his home there last night at 8 o'clock, following an illness of a year. Mr. Trinoskey was a retired railroad man.
He was born in Germany July 5, 1851. He came to this country as a young man after his marriage in 1871 to Millie Gershinski. From North Judson he came to LaCrosse.
Mr. Trinoskey was a member of St. Martin's Catholic church of LaCrosse and funeral services will be held there Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock, the rev. Leo Faurote, officiating. Koseanke Brothers of LaCrosse will be in charge. Burial will be in St. Martins Cemetery.
Surviving him are his widow; three sons, Max of Logansport, Felix of Wilders, and Andrew of Gary; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Grams of LaCrosse, Mrs. Josephine Mann of Gary; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Trinoskey, Max married Augusta Rosenbaum 22 June 1874. Before Max and his BIL, Gust Rosenbaum, met with a tragic accident on 6 April 1899, he and his wife had 10 children. After his death Augusta moved herself and the children to Starke County Indiana. Details of accident on file with cemetery folder.
Trinosky, Henrietta Martha - 11/13/29 Herald-Argus - - Miss Henrietta Martha Trinosky, 17 year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Trinosky of Wilder, passed away at the Christian hospital in Valparaiso this morning at 4:30, following an operation for appendicitis. Miss Trinosky became very ill and was rushed to Valparaiso, where she underwent an operation.
Miss Trinosky was born Feb. 16, 1912 in North Judson, but lived in or near Wilder practically all her life. She was a senior in North Judson High School in North Judson High School and was a member of St. John's Lutheran church of LaCrosse.
Surviving are the parents, a sister, Mrs. Leona Tesmer of North Judson and Mrs. Augusta Nimon of North Judson. Two sisters and one brother preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Krege in LaCrosse at 1 O'clock Saturday afternoon and at 1:30 at the LaCrosse St. John's Lutheran church, the Rev, I. F. Hodde officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in South Wanatah with Kosanke Brothers of LaCrosse in charge.
Trujillo, Armin - Armin Trujillo, 57, of 3627 N. Promenade Circle, died suddenly at 9 am Friday in Westvile. He was born Feb 19, 1923 in Tampa Fla., and came to LaPorte from Florida 33 years ago. He was a building contractor. Trumillo is survived by his wife Betty, who he married in LaPorte on April 6, 1947. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Deborah) Langely of Michigan City and Connie Trujillo, LaPorte; a son Jerry Trujillo of Walkerton; four grandchildren, two sisters and four brothers. He was a veteran of WW II and was a member of the John Franklin American Legion Post 37 and the League of United Latin American Citizens. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 pm at Haverstock Chapel and will be officiated by Dr. W. William Wimberly II. Friends may call from noon until the time of the service Sunday. Burial will be at Pine Lake Cemetery. Source: LaPorte County Museum in LaPorte, LaPorte, IN. (1981)
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Tyler, David M. - La Porte Daily Herald, Tuesday, 31 May, 1898 - -David M. Tyler, one of La Porte Co's oldest residents, dropped dead yesterday of heart failure. This was the second case of heart failure that day. Mr. Tyler resided north of town with his daughter who kept house for him. She noticed no change yesterday morning in either his health or his spirits. They were eating dinner and were about half done when Mr. Tyler remarked that he was going upstairs. He passed into the next room and had taken three steps on the stair when his daughter heard him exclaim "Oh!" and immediately following she heard a fall; she ran into the room and found her father lying at the foot of the stairs. He was still alive but he expired while she was carrying him to a couch. A physician was called but Mr. Tyler had been dead some time when he arrived. Deceased was 81 years old and was well known all over the county. He was a very peculiar man in many ways, but for all of that was exceedingly well liked. He was a thorough down East Yankee, having been born in the East, but came to this county when only a lad. He was married twice and leaves five children, L. D. Tyler, of Indianapolis; D.S. Tyler, of Muskegon, Mich.; Mrs. Lucy Carpenter, Mrs. Jennie Carpenter and Miss Ollie Tyler, of this county. The funeral services will be held at Lamb's Chapel Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock.