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Wagner, David F. - Obituary on May 5, 1919 - Engineer Succumbs after long Illness - - David F. Wagner, Aged 64, had been in Company's Service Since 1881. Active in Brotherhood. Compelled to Retire from Work last August, Because of Encroachments of Bright's disease - burial at LaPorte
   David Franklin Wagner of 422 Jefferson Street, Elkhart, Indiana, one of the city's best known locomotive engineers, having served the Lake Shore and New York Central for 39 years, died at his home at 6:45 o'clock this morning. His death had been expected as he had been seriously ill with Bright's disease since last August, and had been bedfast for five weeks.
Mr. Wagner who was 64 years old, having been born in LaPorte on June 26, 1854, began his railroad career as a brakeman on a construction train in the Evanston yard on June 1879. He continued in that capacity until the following March when he became a fireman in the LaPorte yard on an old-time wood-burning engine. His road service began in September, 1881, but after being injured in an accident at a turntable, he went to work in the roundhouse on August 29, 1886, continuing until the summer of 1890, when he became a fireman. In 1891 he was promoted to engineer, being assigned to the old No. 546 in the LaPorte yard. He remained there until August of 1893, when he was assigned to road service and ran on the main lines and all branches of the road between Chicago and Toledo. In 1909 he went to Chicago, where he ran suburban passenger trains until August of last year, when he was compelled to retire because of his illness. Last October he returned to this city with his family. Active in Organizations ---- Mr. Wagner was a member of Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and of the Employees Mutual Benefit association. At one time he was also a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, having served four years as master of the local lodge. He always was very active in the order and was sent as the delegate of the lodge to national conventions at Atlanta, GA and at San Francisco. He also served the lodge as its secretary and treasurer.
Mr. Wagner's marriage to Miss May Andrews ... took place on October 28, 1874. His bride was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Andrews. Mr. Andrews was one of the old Lake Shore company's best known passenger conductors. Surviving Mr. Wagner are his wife; a son, Thomas F. Wagner, of this city; two daughters Mrs. Alfred Pounder of this city and Mrs. Charles McClung of Chicago; two grandchildren, and a sister, Miss Sarah Wagner of LaPorte.
The funeral services will be held at the home at 10 o'clock Thursday in charge of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. The burial will take place in the Patton cemetery, LaPorte. - another notice on the obituary notes that Rev. Cleon Bigler, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Bigller, former residents of Elkhart and an Episcopal Rector of DeKalb, Ill, will officiate. File donated by Denise Romans

GEORGE E. WAKEMAN   - George Edward Wakeman, 83, Union Mills, died at 1:30 pm Thursday at Pine Lake division hospital after a week's illness. He was born in Union Mills on Jan. 7, 1885 to Don and Caddie (Linard) Wakeman. He was married in Union Mills on Oct. 20, 1914 to Fredda Chambers. He lived in Union Mills all his life and was a retired machinist, having been employed last at the Kingsbury Ordnance plant. He was a member of the Bethel Presbyterian church, the Masonic Lodge, and the Conservation club, all at Union Mills, and the Scottish Rife, South Bend. Surviving are his wife, Fredda; two daughters, Mrs. Lee (Celia) Parsons, LaPorte, and Mrs. Roger (Janet) Colter, Wlton, Conn.; four sons, Lloyd, Clinton, Mo.; Jack, Thornton, Ill.; and Willard and Douglas, both of Union Mills; two sisters, Mrs. Lowell Chambers and Mrs. Elmer Beatty, Sr., both of Union Mills, and 19 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Saturday at the Kosanke Brothers Funeral home, Union Mills, the Rev. Craig Meyers officiating. Burial will be in Union Mills cemetery. Friends may call after 5 pm today at the funeral home where Masonic services will be held at 8:30 pm. Source: LaPorte Herald Argus, Frid, Jul 5, 1968, pg.2. WAKEMAN, GEORGE 1/7/1885 IN July, 1968 UNION MILLS LaPorte Herald Argus - Contributed by Brenda Horton

Waldruff, Margaret – Michigan City News, January 2, 1895 - - Died, on Thursday, Dec. 27, 1894 - - - Mrs. Margeret Waldruff, better known as “Aunt Margeret Waldruff,” She was among the very last of the original settlers of Galena township and was the first white woman here. She came in 1834 and with the exception of short trips made to Pennsylvania and Texas she has lived here with her daughter, Mrs. Horner. She was nearly 90 years old. Funeral and interment at Hesston. Sermon by Elder David Terwilliger, of New Buffalo, Mich..

Wallin, Walter - Walter Wallin - Ref: New Dispatch - Michigan City, IN - - 11/1/1997
Walter Wallin LaPORTE - Walter T. Wallin, 58, of LaPorte, died at 12:30 a.m. Friday (Oct. 31, 1997) at home. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Haverstock Funeral Home, LaPorte, with the Rev. Andrew Bailey officiating. Burial will follow at the Door Village Cemetery, LaPorte. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and until the time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home. Mr. Wallin was born June 23, 1939, in Chicago, the son of Solvay Wallin. Surviving are three sons, Mike Wallin, LaPorte, Rick Wallin, LaPorte, and Mark Wallin, Hudson Lake, Ind.; and one grandson. Mr. Wallin resided in LaPorte since 1961, coming from Hanna. He was employed as an electrician at IBEW Local 531 and was a member of Falcons Lodge, LaPorte. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

WARREN E. WARD - Warren E. Ward, 78, of route 1, Mill Creek, died suddenly Wednesday at 9:45 am at home. He was born Aug. 29, 1892 in St. Joseph county to Albert and Mae (Warren) Ward and had lived in this area since 1918. He was married Sept. 12, 1917 in Wills township, LaPorte county, to Elsie Hostetler, who survives. Mr. Ward was a trustee of Olive township for eight years; a member of the Sauktown Church of Christ for 53 years, a member or the Masonic Lodge of Terre Coupe, and an elder of the church for 29 years. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Eleanor Feece, Niles, Mich., and Mrs. Myrtle Davenport of DeMotte, Ind.; three sons, Henry of New Carlisle, Roy of Osceola, Ind., and Claire of South Bend; 20 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. One son, one sister, and one brother preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:30 pm at the Sauktown Church of Christ, the Rev. Elmer McEathron officiating. Burial will be in Sauktown cemetery. Friends may call at the Ward Residence, route 1, Mill Creek, today and until 11 am Saturday when the body will be taken to the church. Source: LaPorte Herald Argus, Frid, Nov 27, 1970.

Warkentine, Henry Sr. – Michigan City News Dispatch (front page) 14 December 1914 - - - OLD RESIDENT PASSES AWAY HENRY WARKENTINE RESIDED HERE 50 YEARS ONCE PROMINENT IN BUSINESS CONDUCTED WELL ESTABLISHED BAKERY - RETIRED FROM BUSINESS LIFE 11 YEARS AGO - REARED LARGE FAMILY - FUNERAL WEDNESDAY
    Henry Warkentine, Sr., one of the city's oldest and best known residents, and until his retirement a few years ago one of the city's most prosperous business men, dies Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock at the family home, 519 Pine street. Death was due to rheumatic gout following an illness of short duration. He was bed fast only ten days.
The deceased was born in Mecklenberg, Germany, August 27, 1842, and was therefore 72 years of age his last birthday. He came to Michigan City in his young manhood, arriving here on December 4, 1864, little more than a half century ago. Three years later, November 3, 1867, he and Louise Ebert, daughter of the late John Ebert, were united in wedlock and to this union nine children were born, eight of whom survive with the widow and mother. Mr. Warkentine was a baker by trade and in the late summer of 1870 he embarked in the bakery business. The Warkentine bakery enjoyed a long life of prosperity and for more than thirty-three years it was one of the well-established lines of industry in the city. Since retiring from business 11 years ago, Mr. Warkentine enjoyed the fruits of his toil and lived a quiet home life surrounded by his family. The family includes the wife, these children: Mrs. August Heitschmidt**, Mrs. Fred J. Krueger, Mrs. Henry Koelln, Miss Cora Warkentine, Mrs. J. W. (Anna) Davis, the later of Brownsville, Tex., George, Otto and Henry Warkentine, jr., all of this city. Edward, a son, died thirteen years ago. E. L. Warkentine, also of this city, is a brother… (doesn't appear that I copied the end of this obit) ** my great great grandmother (the subject of this obit is my ggg grandfather) Contributed by family genealogist - Megan E. Bluhm at megan@megalo-media.com

Warkentin, Henry Ludwig Christian – Michigan City News Dispatch 29 March 1934
   FORMER GROCER HERE DEAD
    Henry Ludwig Christian Warkentine**, 89, a groceryman in this city for a number of years, passed away at his home, 912 Tennessee street, yesterday afternoon after an illness of two days due to a complication of ailments. He was born Jan. 2, 1845, in Niendorf, Largun, Mecklenberg, Germany, the son of August and Dorothea (Eichelberg) Warkentine.
He came to Michigan City 67 years ago. His marriage to Ida Sophia Lambka was solemnized in this city in St. John's Evangelical Lutheran church, Feb. 19, 1873. She died several years ago. Mr. Warkentine was a member of St. John's Evangelical church, the Odd Fellows and the Royal Arcanum. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Otto J. Volkman, Chicago; a granddaughter, Dorothy Warkentine Volkman, of Fredonia, N.Y., and a sister, Mrs. Hattie Haury, Berwyn, Ill. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon from the residence at 3:15 and from St. John's church at 3:30. The Rev. Paul Irion will conduct the service. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the residence Friday evening and Saturday until the hour of the funeral. The family has asked that flowers be omitted. Some records also show him as Edward. e.g. W.P.A. Compiled by Indiana Works Progress Administration 1939, Index to Marriage Records Volume III 1850 to 1920. Contributed by family genealogist - Megan E. Bluhm at megan@megalo-media.com

Warkentien, Lillian - Obit from La Porte Herald-Argus   Mrs. Lillian Ruth Warkentien, 92, of Hamilton Grove Community Center, New Carlisle, died Wednesday, July 31, 2002, at 2:25 a. m. at Hamilton Grove following a lengthy illness. She was born nov. 23, 1909, in Peru, Ind., to Mack and Iva (Young) Million, and had lived in New Carlisle for eight years, coming from La Porte. Mrs. Warkentienhad worked at First National Bank and was a member of several local Baptist Church groups and the 700 club. Surviving are one daughter, Phyllis Lain of La Porte; three grandsons; two great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. She was proceeded in death by four husbands; one son, Marion J. Holloman; two sisters; and four brothers. A graveside service will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Patton Cemetery with Rev. John Vincent officiating. Essling Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Contributed by: Amanda Million Humphrey aemt@csinet.net

Warner, Cyprian (son of Aaron and Harriet Gridley Warner) - - Cyprian served twice in the Civil War, with the Indiana 9th Regiment, Company F, from 24 April 1861 to 29 July 1861;
and with the Indiana 48th Regiment , Company D, from 1 January 1862 to September 1863.
BURIAL: Location is disputed--military markers appear in two cemeteries:
One military marker is located in Foster Cemetery (section 1, lot 8), Galena township, with the following inscription: Cyprian G. Warner, Co. F, 9 Ind. Inf.; a GAR 1861-1865 star has been placed on this grave.
A second military marker is located in Pine Lake Cemetery, Center Township, LaPorte City, with the following inscription: C. G. Warner, Co. D, 48th Ind. Inf. The Pine Lake Cemetery Association burial card identifies the following: Cyarian H. Warner - Civil, grave 5, [Lot] No. 11, Maple Hill sub-division, Name - W. F. Layton, Date of Purchase - (blank), with these remarks: "no stones, unknown, GAR Flags." The preceding information may be in error. The aformentioned military marker is physically located at grave 5 in the adjacent [Lot] No. 13, Maple Hill sub-division, Name - soldiers, Date of Purchase - 1858, Remarks: Mrs. Wm. Lyons Lot 12 Maple Hill - 3. The burial card for Lot 13 and the corresponding military markers identify the graves of 5 other Civil War soldiers in this section: (1) George W. Maldon 5-14-1918, (2) J. H. Collins, (3) William Lyons, (4) Richard Williams, (5) empty, (6) John Robinson, (7) empty.
Contributed by: Pamela A. Kotval at pakotval@tds.net

Warner, Almira Weed   "Almira was named daughter and heir in her father's probate record
(Lewis Weed, probate file 82, final roll 8, LaPorte County Court Clerk, LaPorte, Indiana). Davis gives her name as 'Elmira' with the additional comment 'settled in LaPorte Co. 1836' (Emma Lillian [Perry] Davis [Mrs. Guy E.], 'Descendants of Lewis and Esther Weed,' Michigan City, Indian, published by the author, limited edition, 1973.)" Age at death per the Posey Chapel burial cards is 77 years, 22 days. Buried in Posey Chapel Cemetery.
Contributed by: Pamela A. Kotval at pakotval@tds.net

Warner, David (son of Aaron and Harriet Gridley Warner) – “Michigan City News" newspaper; February 17, 1892; page 6   "DEATH OF DAVID WARNER: Mrs. John Ayers received a card last evening informing her of the death of her uncle, David Warner. He died at his home in Galena township where he has lived for over 40 years. He was about 76 years of age and leaves a wife and three daughters, Mrs. William Smith, Mrs. Hiram Bement and Miss Emma, all of Galena township." His age at death according to the Posey Chapel burial cards is 77 years, 8 months, 29 days. Buried in Posey Chapel Cemetery.
Contributed by: Pamela A. Kotval at pakotval@tds.net

Warner, Emeline Cynthia Olds - The Acorn, Three Oaks, Michigan, January 21, 1926; page 1 - - -"MRS. EMELINE COPELAND - Emeline Cynthia, daughter of Kingsley and Sophia Olds, was born in Niles, Michigan, April 17, 1841. "On July 1, 1861, she married Coridon Warner, who passed from this life September 29, 1877. "To this union were born five daughters, three of whom survive. "In 1890, she was married to Abial C. Copeland who died August 29, 1925. "Her long and useful life closed on January 14, 1926 at the age of 84 years, and 9 months.
  "Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. S. Hamilton [Ed. note: Congregational church] at her late home Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment at Foster cemetery. The burial services were in charge of Three Oaks Chapter No. 209 O.E.S."
Contributed by: Pamela A. Kotval at pakotval@tds.net

Warner, Walter (buried adjacent to his daughter, Frances Warner) - From "The Herald Argus" newspaper, LaPorte, Indiana, on Saturday, December 6, 1941 - - "WARNER FUNERAL. Funeral services for Walter, Warner, 76, who died at the home of his son, Walter, Jr., in San Francisco, Calif., Thursday afternoon, will be held at the Connelly funeral home in Three Oaks, Mich., Tuesday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Foster cemetery in Galena township, Ind. Warner's body will arrive in Three Oaks, Monday. "He was born in Rolling Prairie, April 11, 1865. He lived in Galena township until two years ago when he went to live in California.
   "Survivors, beside his son, include one sister, Mrs. Eugene Shedd of Grand Beach, Mich.; one half-sister, Mrs. Belle Worden, South Bend; three half-brothers, Earl Shedd, South Bend, and Milo and Lomine [sic, Gilbert Lamaine] Shedd of Rolling Prairie, and a number of nephews and nieces."
Contributed by: Pamela A. Kotval at pakotval@tds.net

Warner, Willard (son of Aaron and Harriet [Gridley] Warner) - The LaPorte Argus-Bulletin, LaPorte, Indiana; November 2, 1900; Mortuary Record column
   Willard Warner died last night at 7:30 at his late home from a complication of diseases. He had been seriously ill for a week but had been in poor health for the past two years. Deceased was born in Oct. 1831 and when but a lad he moved to this city where he has since resided continuously. He was a soldier, having fought in the Mexican and Civil wars.
  "He married Miss Sophia Merrill and two children were born to the union, they being James A. Warner of Three Oaks, and Mrs. Allie Ferguson, of Albion, Mich. Mrs. Warner died in 1869 and four years ago Mr. Warner married Jennie Johnson, who survives him. The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon from the Methodist church at 2 o'clock, Rev. A. H. DeLong will officiate, assisted by Rev. E. D. Daniels. Patton Post, G.A.R., will conduct services at Patton's cemetery. A. Cutler, funeral director.
   " The Acorn”, Three Oaks, Michigan; November 1900
   AN OLD RESIDENT GONE
   J. A. Warner attended the funeral of his father which was held at the Methodist church at LaPorte last Sunday afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. A. H. DeLong of that city, assisted by Rev. E. D. Daniels. The deceased has resided in this vicinity since the early days and is well known here-abouts, especially by the old settlers. We quote the following obituary from the LaPorte Herald of Nov. 2:
"'Willard Warner, who faithfully served his country in two wars, the Mexican and the Civil wars, died at 7:30 o'clock last evening at his home, 601 Jefferson street, of a complication of diseases from which he had been suffering for several years. The deceased was born in New York in October 1831, and came here with his parents when but a child. In the early fifties he married Sophia Merrill, as a result of which union there were born to them two children, James A. Warner of Three Oaks, Mich., and Mrs. Allie Ferguson, of Albion, Mich., both of whom survive their father. In 1869, Mrs. Warner died and Sept. 14, 1897, the deceased was married to Jennie Johnson, who mourns his departure.
  "'Deceased served throughout the whole of the Mexican war, entering the army at the age of 16. He was a volunteer 4 1/2 years in the civil war, being color bearer of his regiment (the 48th Indiana), an honorable but dangerous position to fill. All reports state that he was an excellent soldier, being fearless and faithful. Comrade Warner was a member of Patton post this city.'" Burial at Patton Cemetery.
Contributed by Pamela A Kotval at pakotval@tds.net

Watterson - Charles Watterson Sr. - Mr. Charles D. Watterson Sr., 81, of 215 D St., LaPorte, died Saturday, April 14, 2001, at 2:10 a.m. at his home following a lengthy illness. A funeral Mass will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Rev. Ted Nordquist and Rev. Patrick Neary officiating. Friends may call at Essling Funeral Home Monday from 2 to 9 p.m. where a wake service will be held at 7 p.m., and Tuesday from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery where military services will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, LaPorte Hospital Foundation, or the St. Vincent DePaul Society. - Another more complete obituary follows: Charles Watterson - LaPORTE - Charles D. Watterson Sr., 81, LaPorte, died at 2:10 a.m. Saturday (April 14, 2001) at his residence. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, LaPorte, with the Revs. Ted Nordquist and Patrick Neary officiating. Burial is in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Visitation is from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday and from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Essling Funeral Home. A memorial service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. There will also be a graveside military service.
    He was born in Salem, Ill., on July 14, 1919, to William E. and Mary E. Smith Watterson. On May 24, 1946, in Salem, he married Helen L. Barksdale, who preceded him in death on April 11, 1979. Survivors include two daughters, Donna Nielsen, LaPorte, and Marian Jordan, South Elgin, Ill.; four sons, Charles Watterson Jr., Joseph Watterson, and John Watterson, all of LaPorte, and David Watterson, South Bend; 19 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Mildred Donahue, Pekin, Ill.; one brother, Paul M. Watterson, Union Mills; and several nieces and nephews. Also preceding him in death were four brothers, Thomas, Edward, William and Robert Watterson. Mr. Watterson retired as vice president of LaPorte Hospital. He was also associated with Holy Family, "E" Street Hospital and the Pine Lake Division of LaPorte Hospital. He retired after 26 years working with the hospitals. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He served in European Theatre as a staff sergeant. He was past president of Indiana State Hospitals Engineers Association, and past president of the Executive Housekeepers Association of the United States. He was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Society of St. Joseph Catholic Church; a member of the Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima, and was past director of music at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Kingsford Heights. He was past president of Parents without Partners, LaPorte Chapter, and a member of the Over 40 Dance Club. He was also a member of LaPorte Lions Club, a Third Degree member of St. Michael Council 1542 Knights of Columbus, and a member of LaPorte Hospital Auxiliary (Red Coat), Hamon-Gray American Legion Post 83, Hubner Swanson VFW Post 1130 (past member of LaPorte Chapter), LaPorte Hospital Retirees Association and LaPorte Moose Lodge. Obituary donated by Jeffrey Holtz at jholtz@ssqi.com

Wawok, Edward - Obituary in the LaPorte Herald Argus October 6, 1969. Edward Wawok, 35, of 405 Tipton Street, died at 5 p.m. Saturday at his hom. He was born in LaPorte on April 8, 1934 to Steven and Rose (Minzek) Wawak. Surviving are his mother, in LaPorte; three sisters, Irene and Sophia Wawak and Mrs. Helen Macher, all of LaPorte; five brothers, Joseph, Walter, Stanley, and Casimer, all of LaPorte, and Emanuel, Michigan City. His father and one sister precede him in death. Funeral services will be held at 10 am Tuesday at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Rev. Joseph Buczyna officiating. burial will be in Pine Lake Cemetery. Friends may call at the Haverstock Funeral home tonight, and until time of services. The rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Wawok obituaries contributed by Brenda Horton at: BAnnHorton3@aol.com

Wawok, Genevieve - Jeanview- Obituary in the LaPorte Herald Argus April 21, 1961. Miss Genevieve Wawok, 22, of 405 Tipton Street, died at 7 p.m. yesterday at her home. She was born January 2, 1939 in LaPorte to Stephen and Rose Wawok. Miss Wawok was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Surviving are her mother, three sisters and six brothers. Funeral services will be held at 11 am tomorrow at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church with the Rev. Walter Pawlicki officiating. Burial will be in Pine Lake Cemetery. Friends may call at the Haverstock Funeral home tonight and until time of services.

Wawok, Joseph Anthony - Obituary in the LaPorte Herald Argus January 19, 1973. Joseph Anthony Wawok, 45, of 405 Tipton Street, died at 3:55 am Monday at Lakeside Nursing Home in Michigan City after a lengthy illness. He was born in DeFunick Springs, Florida January 17, 1927 to Stephen and Rose (Medzak) Wawok. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Church. He is survived by four brothers, Casimer, Stanley, and Walter all of LaPorte, Emanuel of Michigan City, three sisters, Miss Sophia and Miss Irene Wawok, and Mrs. Helen Macher all of LaPorte. His parents, one brother, and one sister precede him in death. A private service was held at 9 am today at Haverstock Chapel, the Rev. Dennis Teles officiating.

Wawok, Rozalia - Obituary in the LaPorte Herald Argus August 3, 1972. Mrs. Rozalia Wawok, 70, of 405 Tipton Street, died at 4:45 am Wednesday at the Lakeside Nursing Home in Michigan City, following a lengthy illness. She was born in Poland on February 11, 1902 and had lived here 50 years coming from Florida. She was married July 28, 1923 in Poland to Stephen Wawok who preceded her in death May 17, 1949. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church. Surviving are five sons, Casimir, Stanley, Walter, and Joseph all of LaPorte and Emanuel of Michigan City; three daughters, Miss Sophia, Miss Irene Wawok and Mrs. Helen Macher, all of LaPorte; 18 grandchildren; one great grandchild. One son and one daughter preceded her in death. Funeral services will be Friday at 11 am at the Sacred Heart Church, Rev. Dennis Teles officiating. Burial will be in the Pine Lake Cemetery. Friends may call at the Haverstock Funeral home after noon today and until time of services. A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today.

Wawok, Stephen - LaPorte Herald Argus - 1950   Stephen Wawok, 51 of 405 Tipton street, died suddenly at the Holy Family hospital at 10 o’clock last night. The son of Joseph and Mary Wawok, he was born n Poland on Feb. 11, 1898 and had lived here for 21 years, coming from Florida. He was an employee of the Indiana Moulding and Frame Co. On July 28, 1923 in Poland he was married to Rose Medzak, who survives. He was a member of the Sacred Heart church and of the P.N.A. club. Also surviving are six sons, Joseph, Manuel, Edward, Walter, Stanley, and Casmier, all at home; and our daughters, Irene, Helen, Jeanette, and Sophia, all at home. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 9 o’clock at the Sacred Heart church with the Rev. S. Zjawinski officiating. Burial will be in Pine Lake cemetery. Friends may call tonight at the home until time of funeral. O.M. Haverstock is in charge.

Weber, Mrs. Nancy - - Michigan City Evening News - Feb 20, 1909  -  Mrs. Nancy Webster, wife of Calvin Webster, is dead at her home at Union Mills at the advanced age of 96 years. Mrs.Webster was born in New York, but had resided in this county for a number of years.
  The funeral service will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Union Mills.

Webster, Rev Thomas - Feb 8, 1899 - Michigan City News, page 5, col 2 - - Transcriber's Note: Date of death was January 31, 1899 Rev. Thomas Webster
   "Mrs. Clarence Wood today received the sad news of the death of her uncle, Rev. Thomas Webster, residing near New Buffalo. The funeral was held at Mr. Webster's late home this afternoon, but Mrs. Wood did not receive the word in time to attend. Rev. Webster was quite an elderly man and had preached the gospel for over fifty years." Burial in Foster Cemetery.

Weed, Frances Caroline – (Abraham V. Logan's wife) obit 1912     Frances Caroline Weed, daughter of Patrick S. & Sarah (Catlin) Weed, was born in Kingsbury, Washington Co., NY Aug. 30, 1832 and died March 29th in her 80th year. With her parents came west at the age of five, spending most of her life in La Porte Co. She was married to Abram V. Logan, Jan. 2, 1854, and since 1869 they have lived on the home place, one mile south of Union Mills. She leaves a husband, three sons, four daughters, 25 grandchildren, two brothers, and one sister. One son died in infancy. She was baptized and united with the Advent Church when 15 yrs. old. Her life work was for others and well may it be said, "She rests from her labor, but her words do follow her. Her children rise up and call her blessed." Funeral services were held in the Presbyterian Church, Tues. April 2, 1912. Rev. S. E. Smith officiating. Burial in Union Mills Cemetery.
donated by Gayle McCotter gmc1953@worldfront.com

Weidner, Mrs. Bertha – Died Jan 10, 1936 - - Mrs Bertha Weidner, age 76, of 702 C Street passed away at her home at 10:55 last night, after an illness of two years. Mrs. Weidner suffered two strokes shortly before her death. She was born in Europe on Sept. 16, 1859, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hesly. She came to this country as a child with her parents and had lived in LaPorte for the past 40 or 50 years. Her husband, Joseph Weidner, preceded her in death a number of years ago. Surviving are one brother, Daniel Hesly of Chicago and four grandchildren, one of whom, Forrest Jerndt, resides here. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Sunday afternoon at the home. The Rev. Manfred E. Reinke will officiate and burial will be in St. John's Lutheran cemetery with O.M. Haverstock in charge. Contributed by: Deryl Ilisa Bennett

Weidner, Celia – The Daily Herald Tuesday January 23, 1923 page 2 - - Celia Weidner, the 20 months old infant of Mr. and Mrs. John Weidner, 503 Grove Street, who passed away Monday, will be buried Wednesday morning. The funeral services will be held at the St. Joseph Catholic Church at 9 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Father Zircher will be in charge. Interment will be in the St. Joseph cemetery. Cutler Bros. are the undertakers. The infant is survived by her parents, two brothers, Joseph and Frederick and one sister, Leona. Those who wish to view the body are asked to call at the home tonight.
Weidner & Leonarda Obits contributed by: Deryl Ilisa Bennett

Weidner, Constantine – The LaPorte Daily Argus-Bulletin, Monday August 23, 1909 - - Constantine Weidner died yesterday afternoon at 4:20 o'clock at his home, 202 E Street. Mr. Weidner had been ill with rheumatism for several years, but the direct cause of his death was acute Bright's disease, with which he was stricken about three weeks ago. He was born in this city, November 4, 1853. For a number of years, after completing his education in the city schools, Mr. Weidner was a painter, later engaging in the retail liquor business. His marriage to Miss Mary Helfen took place in 1876, and the bereaved wife survives him with three daughters, Miss Jennie Weidner, Mrs. Kate Hartford, and Mrs. Martha Doolittle. He also leaves two granddaughters, Ruth Hartford and Bernice Doolittle, one brother, Frank Weidner and three sisters, Mrs. Maggie Dettling, of Chicago, Mrs. Anna Pagel of Adrian, Mich; and Mrs. Mary Engle of this city. Mr. Weidner was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic church, St. Joseph's Aid society, and the South Bend lodge of Elks. He was a good citizen and father. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Joseph church, the service to be conducted by Rev. Father Messman, assisted by Rev. Biegel. The interment will be at the German Catholic cemetery. Austin Cutler is the funeral director.

Weidner, Constantine – The LaPorte Daily Argus-Bulletin, Saturday, January 2, 1909 - - Constantine Weidner, died yesterday afternoon at 4:20 o'clock at his home, 202 E Street. Mr. Weidner had been ill with rheumatism for several years, but the direct cause of his death was acute Bright's disease, with which he was stricken about three weeks ago. He was born in this city, November 4, 1853. For a number of years, after completing his education in the city schools, Mr. Weidner was a painter, later engaging in the retail liquor business. His marriage to Miss Mary Helfen took place in 1876, and the bereaved wife survives him with three daughters, Miss Jennie Weidner, Mrs. Kate Hartford, and Mrs. Martha Doolittle. He also leaves two granddaughters, Ruth Hartford and Bernice Doolittle, one brother, Frank Weidner and three sisters, Mrs. Maggie Dettling, of Chicago, Mrs. Anna Pagel of Adrian, Mich; and Mrs. Mary Engle of this city. Mr. Weidner was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic church, St. Joseph's Aid society, and the South Bend lodge of Elks. He was a good citizen and father The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Joseph church, the service to be conducted by Rev. Father Messman, assisted by Rev. Biegel. The internment will be at the German Catholic cemetery. Austin Cutler is the funeral director. This was in The LaPorte Daily Argus-Bulletin, Monday August 23, 1909.- The Morning of New Year's, three hours after midnight, was the dawning of the New Life for Mrs. Margaret Weidner, 86 years of age and residing at the home of her son, Frank Weidner, 416 E street. Since last April the deceased had been particularly feeble, and general debility brought about the end. Mrs. Weidner is survived by five children, thirty six grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. The sons are Constantine and Frank and three daughters, Mrs. Margaret Dettling, Chicago, Mrs. Charles Pagel, Adrian, Michigan, and Mrs. Charles Engle, LaPorte. Forty years ago Mrs. Weidner became a widow. The funeral services will be held Monday morning, 9 o'clock, from St. Joseph's Catholic church. Interment will be held at the Catholic cemetery. The arrangements are in charge of Weir & Sievert. The deceased leaves not only a host of relatives to mourn her departure, but a legion of friends who knew and loved her well. In 1852 Mr. and Mrs. Weidner moved to this country from Germany, settling in this city. In her 56 years of residence in LaPorte, Mrs. Weidner won many hearts by her devotion as a mother and her staunchness as a friend.

Weidner, Frank S., Sr. - The LaPorte Argus, November 2, 1918 - - Frank Weidner, who died at his home yesterday afternoon, was born May 4, 1859, passing away at the age of 59 years. He is mourned by his widow, Rose Weidner, three sons, Frank, John, and Otto, and five daughters, Mrs. R. Cushing, Sister M. Leonarda, who is at St. Mary's hospital in Wast St. Louis, Mo. Mrs. John Welsh, Mrs. L.R. Cheeseman, and Mis Gertrude Weidner. Another daughter, Mrs. Walter Sontag, died recently at her home in Chicago. Two sisters also survive, Mrs. Maggie Dettling and Mrs. Charles Engle. The funeral services will be conducted at St. Joesph's Catholic church Monday morning at 9 o'clock. Rev. Father Zircher officiating, with burial in the Catholic cemetery. Weir and Ebbert are the directors. In his fraternal associations Mr. Weidner was a member of St. Joseph's Aid Society and of the court of the Catholic Order of Foresters at Michigan City. He was a painter by trade and had been a resident of LaPorte for many years. Many friends mourn his death.

Weidner, Mrs. Rose – This was in June 23, 1921 addition - - Mrs Rose Weidner, widow of the late Frank Weidner, was found dead in bed this morning by her daughter who missed her mother's usual early rise. Mrs. Weidner has been under a doctor's care for some time but was not thought to be in a serious condition. She was afflicted with heart trouble. Rose Trost Weidner was born in LaPorte county, March 13, 1864 and lived here all her life. Her husband died November 2, 1918. To her were born twelve children, seven daughters and five sons. Two of the sons and two of the daughters have preceded her in death. She leaves Frank and John of this city and Otto of Michigan City, Sister Leonardo of St Mary's hospital at Centralia, Ill., Mrs. Richard Cushman of Mishawaka, Mrs. John Welsh, Mrs. L.R. Cheeseman and Miss Gertrude Weidner of LaPorte. The funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Joseph's Catholic church with burial at the St. Joseph's cemetery. Rev. Father Zircher will officate with L.A. Deker in charge.

Weidner, Mary Helfen - LaPorte Daily Argus, Tuesday, November 8, 1921 - - - Mary Weidner, 67 years of age, one of the oldest members of St. Joseph's Catholic church, passed away at her home, 202 E Street, at 10:20 o'clock this morning. Death was due to paralysis. Mrs. Weidner was born in Germany, June 27, 1854. Her husband, Constantine Weidner, died in 1909. Surviving Mrs. Weidner are three daughters, Mrs. John Wolff, Mrs. Benjamin Hartford, and Mrs. Emmet Doolittle, all of LaPorte; one sister, Mrs. Mary Baxter, of New Buffalo, four grandchildren and two nieces live at Chesterton,Ind.
Funeral services will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic church at 9 o'clock Thursday morning. Rev. Father Zircher will officiate and interment will be made in Pine Lake cemetery. Cutler Bros. are in charge. This was in the LaPorte Daily Argus, Tuesday, November 8, 1921.

Welker, George - Laporte Daily Herald, Jan 24, 1901    George Welker of this township died last night at 8 o'clock. He had been ill since July 4th. Mr. Welker was born in Columbiana County, O., Oct 4, 1823, coming here when 21 years of age, settling near Ross's Mills. He married Cynthia Brown and was the father of five children, Mrs. Nelson Morton of Galena township, Mrs. Ames near the Summit, Mrs. Allice Pittenger <sp>(Piffenger) South Bend, and Frank and John Welker this city, all of whom with his wife survive him. He also leaves a brother and two sisters, John Welker and Mrs. Fairbanks, Akron, O., and Mrs. Elizabeth Simpson, Blue Mound, Kan. Deceased was the assessor of Springfield and Center townships for 17 years and served as trustee of Springfield township six years. The funeral will take place Saturday at 11 a.m. from Rossburg church, Rev. Smith of Springfield Methodist Episcopal circuit officiating. Burial at Rossburg Cemetery. A . Cutler, mortician.
Genweb coordinator, After Laviszan Clem's death, Mary Ann (Keltz) Clem then married George Welker 23 Nov 1873 in LaPorte County, IN.

Wells, Americus - La Porte Daily Herald, Monday, July 26, 1897 - The death of Americus Wells, of Galena township, took place at 12:00 noon, Sunday. A disease of the liver was the cause of his demise. Mr. Wells was in his 57th year, having been born in Clinton, Missouri in 1840. When he was but a mere lad he came to this county with his parents and had since resided here. He was a farmer by occupation. A wife and two children, a son and a daughter, aged respectively 26 and 22, survive him. His illness was short, he having been confined at home less than two weeks. The remains will be laid at rest in Lambs' chapel tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock.

WELLS, EVELINE I. (Maiden name Porter) – Michigan City News, 19 September 1923 - - -Mrs. Eveline I. Wells, 85, 217 W. Ninth Street died this morning at 8:15 of cancer of the stomach. The deceased had been ailing for several years. The decedent was a native of La Porte county, having been born in Galena township November 10, 1838. She spent the greater part of her life here. On July 22, 1857, she married Ezra Wells, who died many years ago. Surviving the decedent is one daughter, Mrs. Lydia Haverstock of La Porte. Mrs. Wells was a member of the First Christian Church. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the residence, 217 W. Ninth Street. Rev. D. C. Ford of the First Christian Church will officiate. Burial at Rolling Prairie cemetery.

Wellwood, Ephriam - died Jan 24, 1933 - 1933 obituary (also see biography on LaPorte County biographies page.) - - - Word has been received here of the death of Ephriam Wellwood aged 90, who passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Della Amor of Tampa, Fla. Mr. Wellwood was a former summer resident of Laporte and was well known in this city.
   Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Cutler's Undertaking parlors in LaPorte. Rev. H.e. Moorhouse and Rev. Walter Lamerson of LaPorte will officiate and burial will be in Pine Lake Cemetery.
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Wellwood, Lucinda P.  - (died June 15, 1922) - - The funeral services of Mrs. Lucinda P. Wellwood were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the Christian Church. Mrs. Wellwood passed away at the family home, 313 Park street, Thursday evening, June 15, at 8:15, following an illness of 12 weeks. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Starr and was born at Greenfield, Ohio December 16, 1847. Her marriage to Ephriam Wellwood, who survives her, took place at Three Oaks, Mich., Dec 11, 1867. She is also survived by one son and three daughters, Frank O. Wellwood of Sheridan, Wyoming. Mrs. Emma Goeckel of Chicago, Mrs. J.C. Knuth of Estelline, South Dakota, and Mrs. Della Smykal of LaPorte. A son, Royal, preceded the mother. She leaves seven grandchildren, one brother, Theron P. Starr of Three Oaks, and one sister, Mrs. Sarah Dingman of Michigan City.
Mrs. Wellwood was a member of the Free Methodist church and had lived in this county for the past 50 years.
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Wellwood, Royal – died Dec 16, 1918 - - The remains of the late Royal Wellwood, who died December 16, last year, arrived in LaPorte Friday afternoon. The remains were accompanied from Los Angeles to Laporte by his wife, Mrs. Royal Wellwood and his brother, Frank Wellwood of Wyoming. At the time of Mr. Wellwood's death, Mrs. Wellwood was seriously ill in a hospital at Los Angeles suffering from influenza and scarlet fever, so the remains were placed in a vault until Mrs. Wellwood was able to travel. Mrs. Wellwood was formerly Miss Etta Dizard of this city.
   Mr. Wellwood is survived by his parents, three children, the wife, three sisters and one brother. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the chapel at the Weir Undertaking parlors at LaPorte. Interment will take place in Pine Lake Cemetery.
   In the previous year on December 17, 1918, his original obit showed the following:
   Royal Adelbert Wellwood, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Wellwood, 313 Park Street, died at his home in Los Angeles, Cal. yesterday morning of influenza-pneumonia. He was born in LaPorte County, Oct. 27, 1887; was married to Francis H Hysard (should be Dysard) of Michigan City on Nov. 26, 1913. He is survived by his widow, who is also ill with influenza; three children, Lyle, Lucile and Harold, and his parents. There are three sisters, Mrs. W. J. Goeckel, Chicago; Mrs. J. C. Knuth, Estelline, SD, and Mrs. otto Smykal, this city; and one brother, Frank, Sheridan, Wyo. The deceased went to Los Angeles three years ago. Funeral notice later
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West, George -  George West, son of Jesse West who died in Hanna some where in the 60ties, was buried in Morgan cemetery last week Wednesday, a minister from Knox officiating. Mr. West died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Collins of Davis. He had been in ill health a long time; he was nearly 69 years old. The deceased leaves a son and daughter, several grandchildren and other relatives, some of whom are living in La Porte. A sister is in Waukesha, and a son in Joliet. He was buried the 18th inst. (La Porte Daily Herald Mar 25, 1903)

West, John D. - Unknown newspaper. August 13, 1903
   After two weeks of illness, in which his death had been expected at any time, John D. West, an old and respected citizen of this city and a war veteran, passed peacefully away at his late home, 418 Pine Street, at 5:40 O’clock Sunday evening. His death had been caused by heart trouble and Bright’s disease. He had been troubled intermittently with an affliction of the heart for several years and this became complicated months ago with Bright’s disease, and Mr. West had rarely left the house during the last six or eight months. Mr. West was born in England June 21, 1842 and was sixty one years, two months and nine days old. When he was twelve years old he came to this country and settled in Pennsylvania and when the war commenced, he enlisted in Co. D. of the 111th Pennsylvania, and served four years and twenty days. He came to this city with his family twenty five years ago. He was an enthusiastic Grand Army man and every year was a familiar figure in the Decoration Day exercises of the George V. Rawson post number 46 of which he was a member. He is survived by his widow, two sisters, and ten children. The sisters reside in Pennsylvania, and the children are Mrs. L. F. Voltz of Grand Rapids and C. W. West, Mrs. T. J. Murphy, Mrs. W. G. Wagner, Mrs. C. N. Keeler, Miss Martha West, George West, Albert West and Miss Cordelia West, all of this city. The funeral was held at 2 O’clock p.m. Tuesday from the First Methodist Church. The services were conducted by Rev. O. L. Kiplinger in the absence of Dr. J. H. Cissel. George V. Rawson post, No. 46, G. A. R. of which Mr. West was a member, attended in a body, and the pallbearers were Jonathon Snook, Robert Donnell, Fred A. Westfall, A. B. Barron, T. M. Hamlet, and Nicholas Beaver, all of whom are members of the post. There were many beautiful floral offerings, among which was a design from the G.A. R. Mr. West was a brave and dutiful soldier, a good husband and father and an upright citizen, and his death will be mourned by all who knew him. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery.

West, Louis – March 1897
    Louis West - Louis, the 9 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. John D. West, died yesterday afternoon. The little boy had been sick a week with typhoid malaria. The funeral will be held Wednesday forenoon at 10 o'clock, from the family home, on north Pine Street, Rev J. S. Hoagland will officiate. Mar. 15, 1897? Burial in Greenwood Cemetery.

Weston, Louisa Mrs. - Michigan City News, Michigan City, Indiana - June 14, 1888, page 5 col 2;    Died, at her home west of Otis, Tuesday, June 5, 1888, Mrs. Louisa Weston, at age of 85 years. Deceased was born in Shelby County, Ky., in 1803 and moved to the home from which she was buried in 1834. Funeral was held Wednesday, Rev. A. W. Wood officiating. Remains were interrred on the farm. - (Special web note: interred on farm means Eight Square Cemetery)

Wheel, Emery - Michigan City Evening Dispatch, Wed. 2 Aug. 1911, p. 1, c. 1 - - Send Crucifix to Widow - Sacred Remembrance for Family of Emery Wheel Victim - - The crucifix, the symbol of religious faith of George Shockurski, killed Monday by a bursting emery wheel at Laporte, taken from the casket containing his lifeless clay, lowered yesterday into a grave in the Catholic cemetery, will be the sacred remembrance of the tragedy in which the Pole lost his life to the widow in weeds (?) in Poland with her five little fatherless children. The crucifix, together with the money which the Pole had in Laporte Savings bank, $275, together with $35 found on the person of Shockurski, will be at once forwarded to the foreign land, bringing some measure of relief to the widow now forced to fight the battle of life alone.
The funeral services of the unfortunate man were held in St. Joseph's Catholic church in LaPorte. His countrymen attended in a body, paying a pathetic tribute of comradeship.
  Coroner Osborn held the inquest yesterday. His verdict was that of accidental death. The tragedy was due to the carelessness of the workman. He had made the mistake of placing the rest for the casting too far from the wheel, as a result of which the casting caught between the rest and the wheel, breaking the casting and smashing the 14-inch wheel into five pieces, one of which killed him. Contributed by: Pat Harris

Wheeler, Mrs. Mary F. - (9-17-1923)   Mrs Mary Wheeler, 61, one of LaPorte's best known and most popular ladies, passed away at 1:55 a.m. today at the home of her son, Roy Wheeler, on Weller Avenue, after an illness of nearly a year. Mrs. Wheeler was born in this city January 31, 1862. On May 1, 1880, she was married to George L. Wheeler. Five sons born to this union survive her. Mrs. Wheeler was a charter member of the War Member's society, and a member of the Tribe of Ben Hur. She belonged to the Christian church and to the Ladies Aid society of that church. Among those who are left to mourn the deceased woman are five sons, two sisters and one brother. The sons are Messrs. George, Roy, and Leon of LaPorte, Lewis of Chicago, and Walter of Crawfordsville. The sisters are Mrs. Bertha Bunton and Mrs. Lenna Hallett. The announcement of the funeral will be made later. Cutler Bros. are in charge. I believe he is buried in Patton. - obit donated by Chris Kale Corcoran mjcckc@zbzoom.net

Wheeler, Philander (April 14, 1899)   Philander Wheeler died today at 3 am. of dropsical affliction at his home corner of Chicago and Washington Streets after a six weeks' illness, aged 79. He was born Aug 26, 1821, in Franklin County, Ind., coming here at an early day, his residence in this city covering a period of about 45 years. Mr. Wheeler was twice married. July 2, 1840, he was joined in wedlock with Elizabeth McIntyre, who died August 22, 1857 in her 33rd year. His second marriage, Feb. 24, 1858, was to Elizabeth Krellar who survives him. Two children were the fruits of the second marriage, a son and daughter, the former, George Wheeler, residing in this city, the daughter, Celestia Eliza Ann Albrecht, dying Dec. 17, 1889. Mr. Wheeler was by occupation a saw filer and general tool repairer. He was for a number of years a carpenter for the Lake Shore railroad company, and afterwards car inspector. Deceased also worked ten years for the Loomis Wood Manufacturing company. He was a member of the Christian Church. His brother, Lewis Wheeler of Bennett, Neb., is expected to attend the funeral, which will take... (bottom cut off of obituary) (I believe he is buried in Patton.)
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White, Charles - LaPorte Herald Argus, July 8 1932 - - - "Charles L. White, age 67, passed away yesterday afternoon at his home at 312 East Fifth street, Michigan City, after an illness of several months. Mr. White was born on Jan. 13, 1865, in Leavenworth county, Kansas. He came to LaPorte county in 1911 and resided on a farm in Galena township until last November when he was forced to retire on account of ill health.
  Mr. White was united in marriage to Florence Hull on Seb. (sp. as in obit) 21, 1893 (could be 1898 but it does NOT look like 1895 as on the marker) at Chandler, Okla.
  He is survived by his widow; two daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Farly of Joplin, Mo., and Frances Meyer of Michigan City; one son, Charles F. White of Milwaukee; one brother, Reuben S. White of Milwaukee, Wis., and 11 grandchildren.
  Funeral services will be held at 1:30 Sunday afternoon at Lambs Chapel, with the Rev. Mr. McMillan officiating. Burial will be in Lambs Chapel cemetery with Byron Hummer in charge."
Contributed by: Donna Nelson

White, Charles L. - Michigan City News, Friday 8 July 1932 p. 10, c. 2 - - - Charles L. White, of 312 East Fifth Street, passed away at 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon in his home, after being ill for the past several months.
  Mr. White was born on Jan. 13, 1865, in Leavenworth county, Kansas the son of John and Mary White. He and Florence Hull were united in marriage in Changler, Okla., on Feb. 21, 1893. One son, Charles F. white, of Milwaukee, and two daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Farley of Joplin, Mo., and Mrs. Frances Meyer, of this city survive.
   He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, and by one brother, Reuben S. White, of Milwaukee, Wis. Mr. White came to Laporte county in 1911 and resided on a farm in Galena township. Due to illness, he was compelled to retire last November, and since December he has resided in this city.
  At 1:30 o'clock, daylight saving time, Sunday, there will be a short service at the residence, and at 1:30 o'clock, standard time, there will be short service at Lamb's Chapel, in Galena township. Rev. C. V. McMillin, of Rolling Prairie, will officiate, and interment will be in the Lamb's Chapel Cemetery. Friends may view the remains in the home Saturday evening, and until the hour of the services Sunday.
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White, Edward & daughter Emily White - & - Whorwell, John and Mrs.   - Daily Herald, Tuesday, Aug 31, 1897 - The remains of Mr. and Mrs. John Whorwell, Edward Wright and Emily Wright which had been buried in the old part of Patton's cemetery were disinterred this morning and reintered in the new section. The remains of Mr. Whorwell had been in the ground 22 years and although the flesh had decomposed, the dress, hair, beard and bones were in their proper positions and the whole appearance was quite natural. Mrs. Whorwell's appearance was not as well preserved, she having been buried 35 years. The hair and bear of Mr. Wright had grown since his death and although his flesh had disappeared the clothing reposed naturally. He died 20 years ago, while the remains of his daughter, Emily, were intered 38 years ago. Very little but the bones remained of the latter.

White, Ethelyn - Ethelyn, White The date of death is May 2, 1999: Obituary from the Michigan City News Dispatch ... EUSTIS, Fla ------Ethelyn A. White, 84, Eustis, formerly of LaPorte, died Sunday (May 2, 1999) at her Florida residence.
The funeral is at 1 p.m. Saturday at Door Village United Methodist Church, LaPorte, with the Revs. David Schrader and Michael Heath officiating. Burial is at Door Village Cemetery, LaPorte. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Haverstock Funeral Home, LaPorte, and from noon until the time of service Saturday at the church.
Mrs. White was born June 11, 1914, in Campbellsville, Ky., to William H. and Florence Harger McVay. On June 15, 1933, in North Dakota, she married Fredrick E. White who died August 23, 1985.
Survivors include a daughter, Janice (Lawrence) Buell, Indianapolis; a granddaughter, Amy Buell MacNeil, Cameroon, West Africa; and two grandsons, David Buell, Silver Spring, Md., and Lawrence Buell, Jr., Indianapolis, and five great-grandchildren. Three sisters and three brothers preceded her in death.
Mrs. White was a credit manager at Montgomery Ward. Mr. and Mrs. White owned and operated White Motor Sales for many years in LaPorte. They spent their years together in LaPorte and in later years spent the winter months in Eustis. She was a Door Village United Methodist Church Member. Memorials may be made to the church, LaPorte, IN 46350. Obit donated by: Allen Kenyon at akenyon1@elp.rr.com

Whitehead - Daily Herald, Wed, November 15, 1893: The home of Mr. and Mrs. John Whitehead was made sad last week, by the death of their little son, John, his father's namesake. He was the youngest of the family, being four years old. The funeral services were held at the home Saturday afternoon, and the remains were buried at the Baptist cemetery. Rev. O.L. Prentice spoke words of comfort to the sorrowing ones .

Whitehead, John - Grave of John Whitehead (son of Laz. Whitehead) b. Jan 5, 1837 and died Jan 5, 1902
On his tombstone are his wife Anna E. b. Jan 26, 1843 d. Dec 28, 1913.
  Anne was the Daughter of Adam France (buried in Rolling Prairie Cem.) Her Mother was Lydia, and her Brothers & Sisters were Noah France, Christopher France, W.Wilson France,Mary C. France, Lydia J. France, Abram France, Charles U.France, Leroy France, & Emma France.
  Also shown, on John's stone, are two children John W. Whitehead 1890-1893 and Art 1872 - 1919.

Whitehead - Grave of Livonia (Osborn) Whitehead born on Long Island, in New York, Aug.12. 1800 - Daughter of Daniel Osborn b.1764, and Jane Green b. 1767 (both of her parents are burried at the Elkhorn Creek Cemetery, (original site of the Elkhorn Creek Settlement, in Wayne Co, Ind.) - Her Fathers Farm Land adjacent to the Elkhorn Creek. Livonia was one of 8 Children , the others being Abigail, Jane, Emeline, Daniel Jr, Alonzo, Samuel, and Chatfield. - Livonia Married Laz.Whitehead ii at the Elkhorn Creek Settlement Jan.24th, 1822. // Her Brother Samuel Osborn, married Caroline Hunt, the Sister of James, George, and William Hunt, who are buried in the Old Bap.Cem. Samuel & Caroline (Hunt) Osborn, are buried at the Elkhorn Creek Settlement. Most of Livonia's Siblings remained & are buried at the Elkhorn Creek Settlement.

Whitehead - Thomas H.Whitehead - grave (b.1825- d.1850)
   He was Laz.Whiteheads' younger 1/2-brother.
Thomas' Parents were John Whitehead b. 1782 (father of Lazarus) and Catharine Hiday.- Thomas's mother had 3 children with John Whitehead.- John Milton Whitehead, George H. Whitehead, and Thomas H.Whitehead. Catharine was John Whitehead's 3rd wife, - Lazarus was from John's First Marraige to Rosanna Hampton.

Whitehead - Grave of Wm.H.Hampton Whitehead, younger Brother of Laz.Whitehead i, -During 1855 to 1860 he Served as Sherriff of LaPorte County, ( His Father John Whitehead was the First Sherriff of Wayne County, Ind.) - 1860 he was elected mayor of LaPorte, after which he served as Police Magistrate of LaPorte, Ind. (See History of LaPorte Co, Ind) - Wm.H.H.Whitehead was born at the Elkhorn Creek Settlement, in Wayne County, Ind. - May 13th, 1813. - He Married Mary Ann Hastings, the Daughter of Rev.Alexander Hastings, Feb 12th, 1837 in LaPorte Co, Ind.- (she is Buried with him). Stone reads: In Memory of Wm. H. H. Whitehead - departed this life Nov 8, 1877 aged 61 yrs 5 M's - Mary A Whitehead Departed this life Dec 13, 1876 age 61 yrs 3 M's 11? D's. Burial in Baptist Cemetery, Wills Twp.

WHITMAN, SUSAN L. - From unknown newspaper, July 1899    Susan L. Whitman was born in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, Dec. 31, 1810. Died at the residence of Mr. Wm. Zigler, July 12, 1899. Aged 88 years, 7 months, 11 days. She was married to Edward Whitman in 1844. Three children were born to them, all of which are living. Soon after her marriage they emmigrated to the United States where she has since lived. When 16 years of age she joined the Baptist church, retaining her membership in the church until her death. She was greatly interested in the success and progress of the cause of her Lord and Master. Gave of her means and strength for the success of the same. She was a lover of books. The Bible was her constant companion. Her mind was well stored with its great and inspiring truths. Her spiritual vision was clear; her sympathics broad. She now rests from her labors. In peace she sleeps, the sleep of the just. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. F. Ayres at the family residence yesterday afternoon at 3 o’clock p. m. Interment at Rolling Prairie.

Wick, Rose, Mrs.   -  Westville Indicator, June 15, 1905  Mrs. Rose Wick, who lived in the home of Herman Wothke, in Clinton township died Tuesday. The girl took rough on rats more than a week ago, and continued to take doses of the drug daily with suicidal intent, and although questioned, refused to confess the act until near death. The young lady was an orphan whose only related is a sister residing in Wabash.

Wilcox, Dorland G. - Herald-Argus, Satruday, March 13, 1948 page 2 Dorland G. Wilcox. The body of MM3 Dorland G. Wilcox 35, who died April 29, 1945 in Australia, husband of Maria Wilcox of 610 Fifteenth street, La Porte will arrive in La Porte Tuesday and funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the grave in Pine Lake cemetery. Dr. Charles R. Naftzger will officiate. The American Legion will have charge of the services at the grave. O. M. Haverstock is in charge of arrangements. The son of George and Elizabeth Wilcox, he was born in La Porte on May 10, 1909 and had lived here all his life. He was married in La Porte to Maria Rodriguez. Surviving besides his wife are one brother Howard Wilcox of La Porte; two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Corrish and Mrs. John Long, both of La Porte.

Wilcox, Mrs. Elizabeth -- The Herald-Argus, Thursday, April 11, 1946 page 4. Mrs. Elizabeth Wilcox, 59, of 111 McClung road, died at 12:27 this morning at her home after an illness of six months. The daughter of Henry and Anna Herdon, she was born in La Porte on Sept. 27, 1886, and had lived here all her life. In February, 1902, in La Porte, she was married to George Wilcox who died in 1933. She was a member of the Christian church. Surviving are one son, Howard Wilcox, La Porte; two daughters, Mrs. Joseph Corish, Rolling Prairie, and Mrs. John E. Long, La Porte; one grandson; two sisters, Mrs. L.A. Bolster, and Mrs. Anna Beam, both of La Porte. One daughter died in infancy and one son, Dorland Wilcox, died overseas in 1945. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 11 o'clock at the Haverstock chapel with the Rev. H.L. Conley officiating. Burial will be in Pine Lake cemetery. Friends may call from tomorrow noon at the chapel and until time of funeral. [note: correct spelling of Herdon is Harradon

Wilhelm, John A.   -LaPorte Daily Argus -- 8 May 1922,    John A. Wilhelm, 67, died at 11:25 Saturday night at his home, 202 Twelfth street. He was born October 3, 1854, in LaPorte County, and lived here all his life. Until two years ago, he was a farmer. On Nov. 17, 1877, he married Miss Mary Blank of Galena. Those who survive besides his wife are: Daughters, Mrs. William Dahl, Mrs. Charles Dahl, Mrs. Henry Reinfurth, Mrs. Norah Bolin and Florence Wilhelm; five granchildren; two brothers, Frank and Herman; three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Blank, Mrs. Mary Byer and Mrs. Anna Scheeler all of LaPorte County. The funeral will be at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in Salem chapel, Rev. G.G. Bratzell officiating, with interment in Salem chapter. L.A. Decker is in charge. - - Name of sender: Michele Cuff

Williams, Esther (Teeter) - La Porte Daily Argus --2 Feb 1925, Esther Teeter Williams, second daughter of Zachariah and Martha Teeter, was born near Laporte on Sept 11, 1850, and died on Feb. 10, this year, at the home of her son, Henson Williams, at the age of 74 years 5 months and 8 days.
  She became the wife of Benjamin Williams on April 5, 1868, who proceded her in death, March 1, 1895. To this union eight children were born, seven of whom are still living. One son, Joseph, died in 1901.
  The children who survive are Mrs. Orpha McDuffie, Michawaka; Mrs. Ethel Lake, New Buffalo, Mich; Mrs. Bertha Bull, Michigan City; the Rev. Mone Williams, Vicksburg, Mich; Mrs. Bessie Crawford, Michigan City; Benson Williams, Three Oaks, Mich; and John Williams, Three Oaks. One sister, Mrs. Martha Woodard, Lansing, Mich., 12 grand-children and one great grandchild survive in addition to many nieced and nephews, other relatives and friends. 
  Mrs. Williams was converted to the Protestant Methodist church more than 50 years ago. She joined the Free Methodist church 47 years ago, being on the the eight charter members of Bunker Hill class.
  The house in which Mrs. Williams died was formerly a school house in which the Free Methodist meetings were held in the Bunker Hill community. The building was later remodeled into a dwelling.
(added information to obit - Mrs. Williams is buried along with other Williams' family members at Rolling Prairie Cemetery.

Willis, Mary Elizabeth - Mary Elizabeth Willis, living at 808 Indiana venue, passed away at 11 o'clock last night, death following an illness of six weeks. Death was caused by asthma. The funeral services, conducted by Rev. A.T. Briggs, will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock. The services will be private. Interment will take place at Union Mills, with Cutler Bros. the directors. Mrs. Willis, who was 74 years old, was a native of LaPorte county, and was born March 1, 1849. She had been a resident of LaPorte for the past three months, making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Marie M. Mould. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Mould, Mrs. Oscar Bremberg, of Glendale, Cal., and Mrs. F.L. Hovis, of Indianapolis, wife of a former pastor of the M.E. church at Union Mills. She was a member of the Advent Christian church. Source: Obituary dated Thursday, September 13, 1923, Publication Unknown

Wilson, James - Daily Herald, Friday, April 24, 1896.  James Wilson, alias Joseph Kirk, died in the Northern Prison yesterday at the age of 24 years. He was sent up from St. Joseph County late in the fall of 1894 to serve a four years' term. The remains were interred in the cemetery today. Consumption was the cause of death. (note: the Northern Prison is what is known today as Indiana State Prison)

Wilson, Marcella - Marcella Wilson - Ref: New Dispatch - Michigan City, IN- 9/29/1997
Marcella Wilson LaPORTE - Marcella G. Wilson, 93, LaPorte, died at 11 p.m. Friday (Sept. 26, 1997) at her home. A private family service will be held Tuesday with the Revs. Daniel McDonald and Milton Gould officiating. Burial will be in Door Village Cemetery. There will be no visitation. The Cutler Funeral Home, LaPorte, is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Wilson was born Nov. 27, 1903, in Hamilton, Ohio

Wiltfong, Barbara - Obituary in the LaPorte Herald Argus. Mrs. Barbara Wiltfong died Sunday evening at her home in Wills Township, of old age, she being 91 years, 11 months, and two days old. She was born in Pennsylvania April 26, 1824 and was the mother of 13 children, of who eight survive her. They are George, William, Monroe, Joseph, Louis, Mrs. Elizabeth Reed, Mrs. Hannah Wright, and Mrs. Carolina Harness. Her husband died nine years ago. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon, leaving the home at 2 o’clock, with services at the Sauktown church at 2:20. Burial at Sauktown cemetery. Weir & Petering are the funeral directors.
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WILTFONG, MRS. BELLE – The Herald Argus, Mon, June 28, 1943, pg.2
    Mrs. Belle Wiltfong, 77, wife of Lewis Wiltfong of Mill Creek, died at 11 o'clock last night at her home following an illness of three weeks. The daughter of David and Phoebe Ostrander, she was born in Rolling Prairie, on Feb. 20, 1866 and had lived in this vicinity nearly all her life. On Oct. 29, 1880 in South Bend, she was married to Lewis Wiltfong who survives her. She was a member of the Sauktown Christian church. Surviving besides her husband are two sons, Howard D. of Wanatah, and Lloyd D. of LaPorte; one daughter, Mrs. Wanda Page, Mill Creek; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. One son, Paul, preceded her in death in 1923. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:15 pm at home and at 3 o'clock from the Sauktown Christian church, with the Rev. G.C. Rambo officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery with O.M. Haverstock in charge. Friends may call tomorrow noon at the home and until time of funeral. Contributed by: Brenda Horton at BAnnHorton3@aol.com

Wiltfong, Betsey Elizabeth (Chambers) - The LaPorte Daily Herald Argus November 26, 1937
    Mrs. Betsey E. C. Wiltfong: Mrs. Betsey Elizabeth Chambers Wiltfong age 87, of rural rt. 4, LaPorte, died at 8 o’clock this morning at the Holy Family Hospital as the result of shock from a broken hip which she received in a fall last Saturday. Mrs. Wiltfong was born March 29, 1850 in Hanna Indiana, the daughter of Jack and Caroline Chambers. She lived in LaPorte County all her life. She was married to Daniel A. Wiltfong in 1909. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Edward Sister, rural route 4 LaPorte, two sons, Monroe, Rural route 3 LaPorte and Marian, LaPorte; 9 grandchildren, one great grand child, one sister Mrs. Arvilla Moyer, LaPorte and one brother Charles Chambers of Wichita, Kansas. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1:15 at the Haverstock in LaPorte and at 2 p.m. at Sauktown cemetery. Reverend Clayton H. Wilson will officiate.
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Wiltfong, Charles M. - Obituary: Wednesday February 17, 1965. Wiltfong Funeral: Funeral services for Charles M. Wiltfong, 82, route 4 who died at 8:50 AM yesterday at Schofield Nursing Home, Michigan City, will be held at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow at Haverstock funeral home. The rev. Roger Matthews will officiate. Burial will be in Springville cemetery. Mr. Wiltfong was born in Mill Creek December 19,1882 to Daniel and Betsy (Chambers) Wiltfong. He lived in LaPorte County all his life. He was a retired employee of C&O railroad. He was married in Mount Vernon, Indiana on March 30, 1913 to Lillie Kimmel who died Feb. 21, 1954. Surviving are three sons William W., Clarence E. and Henry G. all of LaPorte, f our daughters, Mrs. Mary Freese, and Bessie Stevens, LaPorte, Mrs. Frona Willis, Michigan City, and Mrs. Ruth Mitch, Carlisle, Iowa; 36 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren. One son preceded him in death. 

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Wiltfong, Clarence E. - Obituary in the LaPorte Herald Argus August 24, 1982. Clarence E. Wiltfong, 59, of 3061E CR-300S., LaPorte, died Monday August 23 at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Indiana following an illness of eight weeks. He was born August 26, 1922, in LaPorte County, to Monroe and Lilly (Kimmel) Wiltfong and had lived here all his life. He was a member of FOP LaPorte, VFW Post 1130, American Legion Post 400, Fish Lake, Indiana, PNA 1120 and was a veteran of WWII. He was employed by Modine Mfg., Company and was a member of its 20-year Club. On September 26, 1948, in Valparaiso, he married Helen Paxton who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dan (Esther) Jennele, of Pounding Mill, VA., and Dorothy, at home; four sons, Charles and David, both of Michigan City, Delbert of LaPorte, and Robert of North Liberty; seven granddaughters; two brothers, Wilson of LaPorte and Henry of Jamestown, NY; and four sisters, Mrs. Jesse (Mary) Freese and Mrs. Betsy Jane Stevens, both of LaPorte, Mrs. Don (Frona) Willis of Michigan City and Mrs. Ruth Mitch of Carlisle, Iowa. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Haverstock Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Taylor and Rev. Richard Blair officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Wednesday and until the time of services Thursday. Burial will be in Springville Cemetery. 
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WILTFONG, CONNIE FAY - Connie Fay Wiltfong, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wiltfong, 801 1/2 Park street, died at the Holy Family hospital Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. She was born Friday and lived 15 hours. Surviving are the parents,; two brothers, George and John, at home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schroer, and Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Wiltfong, LaPorte. Funeral services were held the morning at the Haverstock chapel with burial in Pinhook cemetery. Source: LaPorte Herald Argus, Mon, Dec 15, 1947.
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Wiltfong, Daniel - Obituary in the LaPorte Herald Argus. Funeral of Daniel Wiltfong. The remains of Daniel Wiltfong arrived here this noon from Logansport. The funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 11 o’clock at the Sauktown church with Rev. Snodgrass officiating. The interment, which will be in charge of Undertaker Cutler, will be at the Sauktown cemetery.
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Wiltfong, EILEEN CLARA – LaPorte Herald Argus, Tues, March 22, 1921 pg.5
   Eileen Clara Wiltfong, the eldest daughter of Melvin and Emma Wiltfong, was born at Mill Creek, Dec 23, 1906, and died March 11, 1921. She leaves besides her parents, one sister, Eunice, and both grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schultz of LaPorte, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wiltfong of Mill Creek, and other relatives and friends. She was attending the high school at Mill Creek and was in the eighth grade. The loss of Eileen is a great shock to the community as her smiling faced and her pleasant disposition helped to inspire job in other people's hearts. Like a flower at its beauty giving joy and pleasure to the world which when at its best drops its petal to the ground and is scattered to mother earth, only to again bring happiness in later days so Eileen, although she has left this world, she is not dead--she only sleeps. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery. Contributed by: Brenda Horton at BAnnHorton3@aol.com

Ella Bell Wiltfong. - The Daily Herald, Tuesday, October 17, 1893, pg.3 - - - The paper doesn't mention her name but as you can see the Tombstone inscription date matches. The parents are Daniel and Betsy (Chambers) Wiltfong.

    Obituary: The young daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wiltfong who resides at the corner of Tipton and Main streets, died Sunday night after a protracted illness of some months. The funeral took place in the Christian church at Sauktown, Rev. R.H. Saunders of this city officiating.

WILTFONG, MISS ENOLA – The LaPorte Daily Herald Argus, Mon, May 16, 1932, pg. 2
   Miss Enola Eldora Wiltfong, 10-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Wiltfong, passed away Saturday at 9:30 am at the home in Lincoln township after an illness of five days. The girl was born in Lincoln township on July 18, 1921, and lived there all her life. Surviving, in addition to the parents, are four sisters, Floy Leslie, Alice, Mae, Leota Madelene and Oda Darlene Wiltfong; two brothers, Marcena Benhart Wiltfong and Russell Marvin Wiltfong of Mill Creek, seven aunts, nine uncles and a number of other relations. Funeral services were to be held at the Mill Creek Baptist church this afternoon, the Rev. Mark L. Marshall of LaPorte officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery, with O.M. Haverstock in charge. Contributed by: Brenda Horton at BAnnHorton3@aol.com.

Wiltfong, Ernest – The Daily Bulletin, Mon, Apr 25, 1898, pg.4
    Earnest Wiltfong, second and only son of Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Wiltfong, died at the home of his father near Stillwell, Sunday morning at four o'clock of diphtheria. The funeral was held from the house at 11 o'clock Sunday morning in accordance to the laws of the board of health. Austin Cutler had charge of the funeral. This is the second member of that family to be stricken down with that dreaded disease within two weeks. The strictest kind of care has been taken to guard against the disease spreading. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Wiltfong, George W. - LaPorte Herald Argus, October 28, 1933, page 1
    George W. Wiltfong, age 90, formerly of this city, passed away at 2:35 this morning at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. David Woodcox in Teegarden, Ind. Mr. Wiltfong, a member of La Porte lodge of the Loyal Order of Moose, was the oldest member of that order in Indiana. He was a life member of the local lodge, and also a life member of the second degree of the lodge. The son of Samuel and  (Hostetler) Wiltfong, he was born in LaPorte county on Aug. 19, 1843. He lived here all his life until about a year ago when he went to make his home with his daughter at Teegarden. He was a retired farmer. In 1862 in LaPorte county, he married Priscilla Dawson, who passed away on March 3, 1916. He was a member of the Christian church. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Woodcox; two sons, Joseph and Edward Wiltfong of New Carlisle; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three brothers, William Wiltfong of Buchanan, Mich., Monroe Wiltfong of New Carlisle and Louis Wiltfong of Mill Creek. Three sons preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Sauktown church. Members of La Porte lodge of the Loyal Order of Moose probably will take charge of the services. All members are requested to meet at Moose Temple here at 1 p.m. Monday and those who have cars are asked to drive them. Burial will be in Sauktown cemetery with E.E. Ebbert in charge. The body may be viewed tomorrow afternoon and evening at the Ebbert undertaking parlors.
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Wiltfong, Herman Morris - Obituary in the Herald Argus March 31, 1926. Herman Morris Wiltfong, 13-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Wiltfong, residing one and a half miles from Springville, died at 2 o’clock this morning after an illness of one week. The child was born Feb. 18, 1925. He is survived by his parents, three brothers, Wilson, Henry, and Clarence; and one sister, Mary. His grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Kimmel of Mount Vernon, Ind., and Mrs. Betsy Wiltfong of LaPorte also survive. The funeral will be held at 2 o’clock Friday at the Springville church, the Rev. C. F. Cutler of Springville officiating. Burial will be in Springville Cemetery with E.E. Ebbert in charge. 
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Wiltfong, Joseph Allen - Obituary in the Herald Argus April 17, 1929
    Joseph Allen Wiltfong, age, 64, of Mill Creek, died this morning at 3 o’clock The son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Wiltfong. Mr. Wiltfong was born in Sauktown, Wills township, Nov. 20, 1864, living in this county all his life. He married Miss Clara Elivra Collom of Mill Creek in Galien, Michigan November 1, 1885. He was a member of the Presbyterian church. Surviving are three sons, Melvin Allen Wiltfong, Clifford Merle Wiltfong, and Russel Glenn Wiltfong all of Mill Creek; two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Bell Hefferman of Washington, D.D. and Mrs. Kathryn Leslie Replogle of Mill Creek; 14 grandchildren; and four brothers, George Wiltfong and Monroe Wiltfong of New Carlisle, William Wiltfong of South bend, and Lewis Wiltfong of Wills township. Funeral services will be held at the Mill Creek Baptist church Saturday morning at 10:30. S. Arthur Stewart officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery with E.E. Ebbert in charge.
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Wiltfong, Mrs. Lillie (Iverson) - Obituary: Monday February 22, 1954. Mrs. Lillie (Iverson) Wiltfong, 57, of Route 5 died at 8 o’clock yesterday morning at the Fairview hospital after an illness of two years. She was born April 13, 1896 in Booneville, Indiana. On March 30, 1913 she was married in Mount Vernon, Indiana to Charles M. Wiltfong, who survives. She lived in LaPorte County for the past 40 years. Besides her husband survivors are four daughter, Mrs. Jesse Freese and Mrs. Hughey Mitch Laporte. Mrs. Arthur Stevens and Mrs. Donald Willis, Kingsfrod Heights. Three sons William, Henry and Clarence, all of Laporte. two brothers, William Edwards, Evansville Indiana, and Lloyd Kimmel, Griffin Indiana and 21 grandchildren. Her mother SUSAN KIMMEL, and one sister proceeded her in death. Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at Haverstock Chapel with Rev. James A. West officiating. Burial will be in Springville Cemetery. Contributed by: Brenda Horton at BAnnHorton3@aol.com

Wiltfong, Mrs. Luella Wilfong OR Wiltfong - LaPorte Daily Argus Bulletin, Tue 23 Sep 1913
    Mr. Luella C. Wilfong died at the hospital last night after being confined there but a few days. She was 30 years of age.

Wiltfong, Marion - Marion Wiltfong -Obituary in the LaPorte Herald Argus February 23, 1957. Marion Wiltfong, 72, of 201 West Twelfth Street, died at 1:35 this morning at the Holy Family hospital after a one-year illness. He was born April 22, 1885 in LaPorte to Daniel and Betsy Wiltfong and was a lifetime LaPorte resident. Mr. Wiltfong was a painter and decorator for 22 years and an employee of the state highway department for 16 years. He was married Dec. 31, 1908 to Hattie Jane Shippee. He was a member of the First Baptist church. Surviving are his wife; one son, Marion Wiltfong, Jr., LaPorte; one brother, one sister and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at the Haverstock Funeral home with the Rev. Wilber H. Dickerson officiating. Burial will be in Patton cemetery. Friends may call at the Haverstock chapel tomorrow noon and until time of services.
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Wiltfong, Priscilla (Dawson) - LaPorte Daily Argus, March 3, 1916, page 8
    Mrs. Priscilla Dawson Wiltfong, wife of George Wiltfong, was born September 4, 1843. She departed this life March 3, 1916, at the age of 72 years and six months. To this union were born seven children. Three departed this life, one at the age of five, one at the age of three, and the other in its infancy. Four survive their mother, Edward Wiltfong, James Wiltfong, Mrs. Bertha Woodcox, and Joseph Wiltfong. She is survived by her husband, George Wiltfong, and one sister, Mrs. Clark Wilcox, and one brother, Alfred Colman, and six grandchildren. She united with the Christian church at Sauktown about 30 years ago under the preaching of Brother Finley. Rev. Franklin, of South Bend, will officiate at the burial. Weir & Petering are the funeral directors. Burial in Sauktown Cemetery.
Marriage Index: Geo. W. Wiltfong married Priscella (sp) Dawson Feb 9, 1865. Source: BK R-E page 538

Wiltfong, Samuel - Obituary in the LaPorte Herald Argus September 13, 1906
    Death of Mr. Wiltfong - Old Resided Passes Away at Mill Creek
    Samuel Wiltfong died yesterday afternoon at his home at Sauktown. He was born at Lincoln, Ontario, Canada, May 19, 1923, and came to LaPorte County sixty-five years ago. Six sons, George, Daniel, Monroe, and William of South Bend. Joseph and Lewis, and two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Reed and Mrs. Hattie Harness, survive their father. The funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock at the church at Sauktown. Rev. Black officiating. The interment will take place in the adjoining cemetery. Weir & Selvert are in charge.
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Wiltfong, William W. Sr., - Obituary in the LaPorte Herald Argus. The funeral for Mr. William W. Wiltfong, Sr., 83, of 1530 Sallwasser Dr., LaPorte will be Monday at 11 am at Haverstock Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Nye officiating. He died Thursday, March 12, 1998 at his home. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Springville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the organization of the donor’s choice. He was born Sept. 15, 1914 in LaPorte County to Charles Monroe and Lillian (Kimmel) Wiltfong and lived in LaPorte all his life. Mr. Wiltfong was a US Army veteran of World War II, a member of Indiana and American Angus Associations, AARP and was a senior partner of 3-W Cattle Company. He was employed by LaPorte Schools from 1946 to 1959, then by South Bend Toy Company until he retired in 1977. He married Evelyn I. Schroeder May 11, 1946 who died May 14, 1980. Surviving are one daughter, Stella Naegele of LaPorte; three sons, William Jr. and Wendell both of LaPorte and Walter of Rolling Prairie; 14 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and four sisters; May Freese, Betsy J. Stevens, and Ruth Mitch all of LaPorte, and Frona Willis of Arizona. He was preceded in death by three sons, one grandson, his parents, and one brother. 
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WILLIAMS, BENJAMIN – Michigan City Dispatch, 7 March 1895 - - - Galena Gleanings News comes to us that Mr. Benj. Williams who lived near Bunker Hill schoolhouse, is dead. We did not learn anything more concerning the death. We are very sorry, as Mr. Williams was an honest, quiet citizen and a good temperance worker, and will be missed by many. Burial in Rolling Prairie Cemetery.

Williams, P. E. Mrs., - Westville Indicator, June 15, 1905 - Mrs. P.E. Williams died at the family home 2 1/2 miles east of town Monday, after an illness extending over a year. Mrs. Williams was 85 years of age and is survived by her aged husband, two daughters, Mrs. Tom Cole, of Blue Island, Ill., and Mrs. M. Francis and one son, Wm., both the latter residents of this county. The funeral services were conducted by a minister from Laporte of the Catholic faith, at the home yesterday and her body, was interred in the Pinhook cemetery. Mrs. Williams was a patient sufferer, and the home is bereft of one whose interests were always for those she loved.

Willis, Mary Elizabeth - The Argus - Thursday, September 13, 1923 - page 4    Mary Elizabeth Willis, living at 808 Indiana Avenue, passed away at 11 o'clock last night, death following an illness of six weeks. Death was caused by asthma. The funeral services, conducted by Rev. A.T. Briggs, will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock. The services will be private. Interment will take place at Union Mills, with Cutler Bros., the directors.
  Mrs. Willis, who was 74 years old, was a native of LaPorte county, and was born March 1, 1849. She had been a resident of LaPorte for the past three months, making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Marie M. Mould. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Mould, Mrs. Oscar Bremberg, of Glendale, Cal., and Mrs. F.L. Hovis, of Indianapolis, wife of a former pastor of the M.E. church at Union Mills. She was a member of the Advent Christian church.

Wilson, Sarah (Mayes) – Daily Argus Bulletin (La Porte), May 29, 1907
   Mrs. Sarah Wilson died in her home in Galena township at 8 o’clock last evening. She had suffered with heart disease and other complications for the past three years, and they were the cause of death. The funeral will be on Friday morning, with service in the Hesston chapel at 10:30 o’clock conducted by Rev. Mr. Reder of Rolling Prairie. The burial will be in the Hesston cemetery, Weir & Sievert being in charge. Mrs. Wilson was born on the place and in the home in which she died. She was 58 years old, being born on November 17, 1848. She had no children. Three brothers and two sisters survive – James and William Mayes, of Galena township, Wesley Mayes of this city, Mrs. Mary McDuffy of Wolcott, Ind., and Mrs. Deborah Borus of this county. As the daughter of Matthew Mayes, who came from Pennsylvania and settled in Galena township in 1834, Mrs. Wilson was related to many of the best families in the county. Her father was a prominent citizen of this day, farming 400 acres in section 18 on the Michigan line. Her husband, Ellicott Wilson, was one of the 100 victims of the Astabula railroad wreck on December 29, 1876, a few years after their marriage.

WILTFONG, CONNIE FAY – LaPorte Herald Argus, Mon, Dec 15, 1947    Connie Fay Wiltfong, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wiltfong, 801 1/2 Park Street, died at the Holy Family hospital Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. She was born Friday and lived 15 hours. Surviving are the parents, two brothers, George and John, at home; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schroer, and Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Wiltfong, LaPorte. Funeral services were held the morning at the Haverstock chapel with burial in Pinhook cemetery.
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Wiltfong, Herman Morris - Obituary in the Herald Argus March 31, 1926     Herman Morris Wiltfong, 13-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Wiltfong, residing one and a half miles from Springville, died at 2 o’clock this morning after an illness of one week. The child was born Feb. 18, 1925. He is survived by his parents, three brothers, Wilson, Henry, and Clarence; and one sister, Mary. His grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Kimmel of Mount Vernon, Ind., and Mrs. Betsy Wiltfong of LaPorte also survive. The funeral will be held at 2 o’clock Friday at the Springville church, the Rev. C. F. Cutler of Springville officiating. Burial will be in Springville Cemetery with E.E. Ebbert in charge.
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Wiltfong, Ernest – Source: The Daily Bulletin, Mon, Apr 25, 1898, pg.4
    Earnest is the son of Elias Monroe Wiltfong and Elizabeth Lane Earnest Wiltfong, second and only son of Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Wiltfong, died at the home of his father near Stillwell, Sunday morning at four o'clock of diphtheria. The funeral was held from the house at 11 o'clock Sunday morning in accordance to the laws of the board of health. Austin Cutler had charge of the funeral. This is the second member of that family to be stricken down with that dreaded disease within two weeks. The strictest kind of care has been taken to guard against the disease spreading. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Wiltfong, Joseph Allen - Obituary in the Herald Argus April 17, 1929
    Joseph Allen Wiltfong, age, 64, of Mill Creek, died this morning at 3 o’clock The son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Wiltfong. Mr. Wiltfong was born in Sauktown, Wills township, Nov. 20, 1864, living in this county all his life. He married Miss Clara Elivra Collom of Mill Creek in Galien, Michigan November 1, 1885. He was a member of the Presbyterian church. Surviving are three sons, Melvin Allen Wiltfong, Clifford Merle Wiltfong, and Russel Glenn Wiltfong all of Mill Creek; two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Bell Hefferman of Washington, D.D. and Mrs. Kathryn Leslie Replogle of Mill Creek; 14 grandchildren; and four brothers, George Wiltfong and Monroe Wiltfong of New Carlisle, William Wiltfong of South bend, and Lewis Wiltfong of Wills township. Funeral services will be held at the Mill Creek Baptist church Saturday morning at 10:30. S. Arthur Stewart officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery with E.E. Ebbert in charge.
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Wiltfong, EILEEN CLARA – LaPorte Herald Argus, Tues, March 22, 1921 pg.5
   Eileen Clara Wiltfong, the eldest daughter of Melvin and Emma Wiltfong, was born at Mill Creek, Dec 23, 1906, and died March 11, 1921. She leaves besides her parents, one sister, Eunice, and both grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schultz of LaPorte, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wiltfong of Mill Creek, and other relatives and friends. She was attending the high school at Mill Creek and was in the eighth grade. The loss of Eileen is a great shock to the community as her smiling faced and her pleasant disposition helped to inspire job in other people's hearts. Like a flower at its beauty giving joy and pleasure to the world which when at its best drops its petal to the ground and is scattered to mother earth, only to again bring happiness in later days so Eileen, although she has left this world, she is not dead--she only sleeps. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery. Contributed by: Brenda Horton at BAnnHorton3@aol.com

WILTFONG, MISS ENOLA – The LaPorte Daily Herald Argus, Mon, May 16, 1932, pg. 2
   Miss Enola Eldora Wiltfong, 10-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Wiltfong, passed away Saturday at 9:30 am at the home in Lincoln township after an illness of five days. The girl was born in Lincoln township on July 18, 1921, and lived there all her life. Surviving, in addition to the parents, are four sisters, Floy Leslie, Alice, Mae, Leota Madelene and Oda Darlene Wiltfong; two brothers, Marcena Benhart Wiltfong and Russell Marvin Wiltfong of Mill Creek, seven aunts, nine uncles and a number of other relations. Funeral services were to be held at the Mill Creek Baptist church this afternoon, the Rev. Mark L. Marshall of LaPorte officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove cemetery, with O.M. Haverstock in charge. Contributed by: Brenda Horton at BAnnHorton3@aol.com.

WILTFONG, MRS. BELLE – The Herald Argus, Mon, June 28, 1943, pg.2
    Mrs. Belle Wiltfong, 77, wife of Lewis Wiltfong of Mill Creek, died at 11 o'clock last night at her home following an illness of three weeks. The daughter of David and Phoebe Ostrander, she was born in Rolling Prairie, on Feb. 20, 1866 and had lived in this vicinity nearly all her life. On Oct. 29, 1880 in South Bend, she was married to Lewis Wiltfong who survives her. She was a member of the Sauktown Christian church. Surviving besides her husband are two sons, Howard D. of Wanatah, and Lloyd D. of LaPorte; one daughter, Mrs. Wanda Page, Mill Creek; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. One son, Paul, preceded her in death in 1923. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:15 pm at home and at 3 o'clock from the Sauktown Christian church, with the Rev. G.C. Rambo officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery with O.M. Haverstock in charge. Friends may call tomorrow noon at the home and until time of funeral. Contributed by: Brenda Horton at BAnnHorton3@aol.com

Wiltfong, Ernest – The Daily Bulletin, Mon, Apr 25, 1898, pg.4
    Earnest Wiltfong, second and only son of Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Wiltfong, died at the home of his father near Stillwell, Sunday morning at four o'clock of diphtheria. The funeral was held from the house at 11 o'clock Sunday morning in accordance to the laws of the board of health. Austin Cutler had charge of the funeral. This is the second member of that family to be stricken down with that dreaded disease within two weeks. The strictest kind of care has been taken to guard against the disease spreading. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Wiltfong, Betsey Elizabeth (Chambers) - The LaPorte Daily Herald Argus November 26, 1937
    Mrs. Betsey E. C. Wiltfong: Mrs. Betsey Elizabeth Chambers Wiltfong age 87, of rural rt. 4, LaPorte, died at 8 o’clock this morning at the Holy Family Hospital as the result of shock from a broken hip which she received in a fall last Saturday. Mrs. Wiltfong was born March 29, 1850 in Hanna Indiana, the daughter of Jack and Caroline Chambers. She lived in LaPorte County all her life. She was married to Daniel A. Wiltfong in 1909. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Edward Sister, rural route 4 LaPorte, two sons, Monroe, Rural route 3 LaPorte and Marian, LaPorte; 9 grandchildren, one great grand child, one sister Mrs. Arvilla Moyer, LaPorte and one brother Charles Chambers of Wichita, Kansas. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1:15 at the Haverstock in LaPorte and at 2 p.m. at Sauktown cemetery. Reverend Clayton H. Wilson will officiate.
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Ella Bell Wiltfong. - The Daily Herald, Tuesday, October 17, 1893, pg.3 - - - The paper doesn't mention her name but as you can see the Tombstone inscription date matches. The parents are Daniel and Betsy (Chambers) Wiltfong.
    Obituary: The young daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wiltfong who resides at the corner of Tipton and Main streets, died Sunday night after a protracted illness of some months. The funeral took place in the Christian church at Sauktown, Rev. R.H. Saunders of this city officiating.

Wiltfong, George W. - LaPorte Herald Argus, October 28, 1933, page 1
    George W. Wiltfong, age 90, formerly of this city, passed away at 2:35 this morning at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. David Woodcox in Teegarden, Ind. Mr. Wiltfong, a member of La Porte lodge of the Loyal Order of Moose, was the oldest member of that order in Indiana. He was a life member of the local lodge, and also a life member of the second degree of the lodge. The son of Samuel and Barbara (Hostetler) Wiltfong, he was born in LaPorte county on Aug. 19, 1843. He lived here all his life until about a year ago when he went to make his home with his daughter at Teegarden. He was a retired farmer. In 1862 in LaPorte county, he married Priscilla Dawson, who passed away on March 3, 1916. He was a member of the Christian church. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Woodcox; two sons, Joseph and Edward Wiltfong of New Carlisle; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three brothers, William Wiltfong of Buchanan, Mich., Monroe Wiltfong of New Carlisle and Louis Wiltfong of Mill Creek. Three sons preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Sauktown church. Members of La Porte lodge of the Loyal Order of Moose probably will take charge of the services. All members are requested to meet at Moose Temple here at 1 p.m. Monday and those who have cars are asked to drive them. Burial will be in Sauktown cemetery with E.E. Ebbert in charge. The body may be viewed tomorrow afternoon and evening at the Ebbert undertaking parlors.
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Wiltfong, Priscilla (Dawson) - LaPorte Daily Argus, March 3, 1916, page 8
    Mrs. Priscilla Dawson Wiltfong, wife of George Wiltfong, was born September 4, 1843. She departed this life March 3, 1916, at the age of 72 years and six months. To this union were born seven children. Three departed this life, one at the age of five, one at the age of three, and the other in its infancy. Four survive their mother, Edward Wiltfong, James Wiltfong, Mrs. Bertha Woodcox, and Joseph Wiltfong. She is survived by her husband, George Wiltfong, and one sister, Mrs. Clark Wilcox, and one brother, Alfred Colman, and six grandchildren. She united with the Christian church at Sauktown about 30 years ago under the preaching of Brother Finley. Rev. Franklin, of South Bend, will officiate at the burial. Weir & Petering are the funeral directors. Burial in Sauktown Cemetery.
Marriage Index: Geo. W. Wiltfong married Priscella (sp) Dawson Feb 9, 1865. Source: BK R-E page 538

Wiltfong, Samuel - Obituary in the LaPorte Herald Argus September 13, 1906
    Death of Mr. Wiltfong - Old Resided Passes Away at Mill Creek
    Samuel Wiltfong died yesterday afternoon at his home at Sauktown. He was born at Lincoln, Ontario, Canada, May 19, 1923, and came to LaPorte County sixty-five years ago. Six sons, George, Daniel, Monroe, and William of South Bend. Joseph and Lewis, and two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Reed and Mrs. Hattie Harness, survive their father. The funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock at the church at Sauktown. Rev. Black officiating. The interment will take place in the adjoining cemetery. Weir & Selvert are in charge.
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Wiltfong, Mrs. Luella Wilfong OR Wiltfong - LaPorte Daily Argus Bulletin, Tue 23 Sep 1913
    Mr. Luella C. Wilfong died at the hospital last night after being confined there but a few days. She was 30 years of age.

Wiltfong, Mrs. Lillie (Iverson) - Obituary: Monday February 22, 1954
   Mrs. Lillie (Iverson) Wiltfong, 57, of Route 5 died at 8 o’clock yesterday morning at the Fairview hospital after an illness of two years. She was born April 13, 1896 in Booneville, Indiana. On March 30, 1913 she was married in Mount Vernon, Indiana to Charles M. Wiltfong, who survives. She lived in LaPorte County for the past 40 years. Besides her husband survivors are four daughter, Mrs. Jesse Freese and Mrs. Hughey Mitch Laporte. Mrs. Arthur Stevens and Mrs. Donald Willis, Kingsfrod Heights. Three sons William, Henry and Clarence, all of Laporte. two brothers, William Edwards, Evansville Indiana, and Lloyd Kimmel, Griffin Indiana and 21 grandchildren. Her mother SUSAN KIMMEL, and one sister proceeded her in death. Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at Haverstock Chapel with Rev. James A. West officiating. Burial will be in Springville Cemetery. Contributed by: Brenda Horton at BAnnHorton3@aol.com

Wilkinson - Lewis H. Wilkinson - Source, The Bremen Enquirer; date 1/2/1903 - page 5, Friday
The La Porte Herald say, death of Lewis Wilkinson II at Chicago, on Dec 17th was caused by paralysis. He was buried in Door Village Ind. He was born Feb., 4 1834 in Gennessee Co., New York and came to Indiana in 1837. During the 50's he invented a cultivator and established a factory for it manuacturing under a Prison Contract at Michigan City. Disposing of the he embarked in the hardware business at Bremen. In 1880 me moved to Dakota but for the past 12 years he has lived in Chicago. He leaves a widow, one son and one daughter. He bore a high reputation for honesty and integrity, and enjoyed many warm friendships. Contributed by: Cindy Kimes.

Winch, Joseph - History of LaPorte County, Chapman 1880, p. 693 & 694: 
Reference Galena Twp, year 1835: 
  A man named Purcell put up a lathe for turning wooden bowls, on Mud creek, near the school-house known as "Mud Creek School-house." The enterprise proved unsuccessful, and Joseph Winch afterward bought the establishment and made splint-bottom chairs and spinning-wheels." 
  History of LaPorte County, Daniels, 1904, p. 199: 
  "Joseph Winch bought the concern, his product being spinning wheels and splitbottom chairs. Mr. Winch was a Free Will Baptist preacher who came to the county in 1838 and died February 10, 1854. In 1840 he moved the shop to a better waterpower on Barnes creek near by and built a new and larger house for it, adding to his output hubs, bedposts, and other kinds of woodwork requiring turning. " - burial Foster Cemetery

Winch, Joseph F. - Michigan City News, Dec 6, 1911, Page 4, Col 2    Joseph F. Winch, who was born in Galena township, this county, from an old resident family in 1853, died at the residence of his brother, Bolin Winch in Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 29. The body of the deceased was brought to this county accompanied by his wife and brother, for burial in the Foster cemetery in Galena township. The funeral services were held Sunday, at 11 a.m. at the residence of the late Capt. A.B. Austin in Galena township, who was a half brother of the deceased. The deceased had been living in Seattle for the past ten years, and was on his way east to visit relatives and was taken sick enroute. Burial in Foster Cemetery.

Wineholt - Norman (Norm) Lee Wineholt June 27, 1945-April 25, 2012 - La Porte Herald Argus -Published: Friday, April 27, 2012 5:02 PM CDT
Norman (Norm) Lee Wineholt, 66, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his family, Wednesday night, April 25, 2012. He had fought cancer bravely and with dignity for the past eight months. Born June 27, 1945 with his twin sister Norma Jean (Wineholt) Meyer, Norm was the son of Russell and Hazel (Tryon) Wineholt. Growing up in the family farmhouse in La Porte, he worked on the Wineholt farm milking cows. He graduated from South Central High School, where he had been an athlete, as part of its first graduating class in 1963. Studies at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana were interrupted in March 1967 by a call from the Army. Norm spent the next three years serving his country, including duty in Vietnam where he was an Aircraft Electrician, working on Chinook helicopters.
  After his discharge, he returned to Purdue to earn his degree in Agricultural Economics in May 1971, and his dedication to his alma mater had begun. Always a hard worker, Norm held many and varied jobs. At Purdue he worked several jobs to help defray costs including bus boy and dishwasher at his dormitory, Carey Hall, Co-Rec Supervisor and Purdue Campus Police at the Purdue Airport-Hanger 4. His work history also includes serving as a Purdue Extension Agent in Connersville, Indiana, and working for Wickes Buildings in Fairmont, Indiana. In February 1978, Norm began what his name has come to be synonymous with, Wineholt Construction, Inc., in Anderson, Indiana. After suffering a serious accident on the job in 1982, Norm relocated Wineholt Construction back home to La Porte where it has remained to this day. Norm’s life became complete when he married Kathryn Carol Rosander on October 13, 1984. Ever since, they have lived and worked side by side, with Kathy operating the office for Wineholt Construction. In 2009 they celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in Hawaii. They have two daughters, Lindsey Lee Marie Wineholt (Austin, Texas) and Carlee Rachel Ruth Wineholt (La Porte). For Norm, an avid Boilermaker fan, the sun rose and set in the faces of his daughters, despite them both being I.U. students. His greatest joys included traveling with Kathy and his girls, Purdue football and basketball (Norm attended many football and basketball games and other alumni events including both Boilermaker appearances in the Rose Bowl, 1967 and 2001 with Kathy, a converted Boiler fan), golf (he could swing a mean left-handed golf club), and a bowl of popcorn and milk. Proud of the many building projects within his community, Norm would take the girls on drives past his completed projects. Many of his buildings won recognition as Building of the Year from Borkholder’s Buildings including the years 1996 through 2001, 2006 and 2007. Pleased to have worked with brother-in-law Lloyd Rosander for 22 years, he was greatly appreciative of Lloyd assuming the day-to-day operation of the business for Norm. Well known and thought of throughout the community, Norm tried to begin most days with a donut and coffee at the coffee shop just down the road from home, talking to neighbors and friends. He took an interest in local affairs, such as 4-H, and served as President of the Kingsbury Cemetery Association. Norm is survived by wife Kathy, daughters Lindsey and Carlee, cousins Dan (Susan) Wineholt and Tom Wineholt, both of La Porte and numerous brothers and sisters in-law, nieces, nephews, business associates and countless friends, as Norm made all who met him feel like a friend. Proceeding in death were his sister Norma Jean (1986), parents Hazel (1989) and Russell (2004) and Uncle George and Aunt Marie Wineholt. A Celebration of Life Service for Norm will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, 2012 at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Service with Rev. John Beehler officiating. A time of visitation will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 3 to 7 p.m. and on Sunday from 12 p.m. until the time of the service at the Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Kingsbury Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research, Hansen Life Sciences Research Building, Room 141, 201 S. University St., West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2064, VNA Hospice of LaPorte or Donor’s Choice.

Vern L. Winger, 61 - b 12 Oct l934 - d 10 July l996 b. to Chas & Carrie Pluimer Winger at Goodland IN . m 20 May l958 to Rita Bauman at Kentland IN survivors: dau Susan lived at Sharpsville IN son Scott L lived at Union Mills IN sister Juanita lived Sedona AZ brother Paul lived Rockford IL deceased bro Herbert Funeral at Hanna United Methodist Church on 13 July l996 Burial Hanna Cemetery He worked on Dairy farm west of Hanna on 600 W until he & wife became caretakers at LaPorte County Farm. Rita continued working there several years after he died and then moved on the east side of Hanna where she still lives. Donated by: Dorothy Stephenson


Wolfe, Mrs. Caroline  - New Dispatch - Thursday, Sept., 19, 1935 Pg 3 C1 - - Mrs. Caroline Matilda (Stolp) Wolfe, of Coolspring township, died Wednesday morning at the Clinic hospital after an illness of two months. Death was attribute to a combination of ailents.  Mrs. Wolfe was born Jan. 28, 1847 in West Prussia, Germany. She came to America when 12 years old. She was married Feb 26, 1869 in Westville to John Wolfe, who died Dec 21, 1900.
  She is survived by a son, William and a daughter Miss Minnie Wolfe both residing at home. Two children preceded her in death.
Mrs. Wolfe was a member of the Lutheran church. She was very well known, especially by the residents of Waterford.
  Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, central time or 3 o'clock daylight savings time, at the Hummer mortuary. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. Rev. Emil Kemena will officiate. Freinds may call at the Hummer Mortuary this evening and Friday.
Webmaster note: The two other children that were deceased at the time of Caroline's death were; Henry: died Apr 10, 1904 at age 34 and Anna - 1876 to Sep 15, 1911.

Wolfe, Miss Minnie - Miss Minnie Wolfe - News Dispatch, Michigan City,Indiana - Dec. 17, 1941- Pg 9 C 6 - - Following a lingering illness, Miss Minnie Wolfe, 70, Wozniak Road, Coolspring twp., died at 2:40 p. m. Tuesday at St. Anthony hospital. Miss Wolfe was born in Coolspring Twp., the daughter of John and Caroline (Stolp) Wolfe. Surviving is a brother William, Coolspring Twp. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Friday at Hummer Mortuary, with Rev. Emil H. Kemena officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood. Friends may call at Hummer mortuary, Thursday afternoon and evening and Friday.

Wolfe, William - News Dispatch - 16 May, 1944 Page 1 Col 3. - Farmer Hangs Self in Barn - Body of William Wolfe, 65 Discovered by 3 boys.
   William Wolfe, 65, Bachelor, farmer, residing two miles south of Waterford, on the Wozniak Road, in ill-health for some time past, hanged himself in a barn on his farm yesterday noon.
Three boys, whose names were not learned, found the body and notified a neighbor, who in turn called County Coroner, Dr. Russell L. Beck.
  Investigation by the Coroner disclosed the man had taken the mail into the house, in which he lived alone, at 12 noon yesterday, the mailman having delivered some letters at that time. None of the letters, however, revealed any new reason for the subsequent action.
  Wolfe, who weighed well over 200 pounds, is supposed to have gone to the barn attached the rope to a beam, slipped the noosed around his neck while sitting on the edge of the haymow and then swung himself into (--article was continued on Page 2 col. 5 ---) space.  When found, his feet just cleared the floor and by standing on tip toe he could have avoided stangulation, which, the coroner pronounced as cause of death.
  The trio of youngsters, playing in the vicinity, wandered in to the barn and were considerably frightened by the sight. They ran to a field where William Miller, a neighbor and renter of land from Wolfe, was working. Miller ran to the scene and then called Dr. Beck.
  The deceased was born in the vicinity in which he lived and his last close relative, a sister, died in December - 1941. So far as could be learned by the coroner in his preliminary investigation, the inquest is to be held Friday afternoon, there are no other family members in this family.
  Wolfe was of distant kin to the late Julius Kroll, who was buried today and had made plans to attend the funeral.
  Mr. Wolfe was born April 9, 1878 on the same farm where he died, the son of John and Caroline Wolfe.
  Funeral services will be held a 2 p. m. Thursday at the Hummer Mortuary with Rev. D. C. Ford officiating. Burial will be in Grenwood. Friends may call at Hummer's Wedneday afternoon and evening an Thursday.

WOLGAST, FRED – THE EVENING DISPATCH Michigan City, Indiana, Saturday, October 6, 1923, pg. 1
   IS SUMMONED AWAY
   Well-known West Side Grocer expired early today following a lingering illness
   Death came to Fred Wolgast at 2:10 o'clock this morning in the family home, 1311 Elston Street. He had been ailing several months. His death was attributed to heart trouble. He was taken to St. Anthony Hospital on Aug. 23, and, after a three-week stay there, returned to his home, feeling much improved. He had a relapse on Oct. 4, and the early morning of today marked the coming of the death messenger.
  He was born on May 18, 1885, in Michigan City, a son of Mr. & Mrs. Henry Wolgast. Fred attended St. Paul's Parochial school and was confirmed by Rev. H. C. Wickenmeyer in 1899.
  On Sept. 1, 1908, Mr. Wolgast and Miss Clara Reetz, daughter of Ernest Reetz, were united in marriage. Besides the widow, he is survived by one daughter, Miss Mildred Wolgast, his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Henry Wolgast, two brothers, Henry and Louis Wolgast, and two sisters, Mrs. Louis Heuck and Mrs. Herman Joers, of Michigan City. In his younger years, Fred Wolgast worked for Herman Zeese, dry goods merchant. Mr. Wolgast was engaged in the grocery business at 325 Willard Ave. for a number of years, having been successful. He was well and favorably known, and in his death many mourn. The sympathy of the community goes out to the grief-stricken relatives. He was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church. Fred Wolgast was affiliated with Michigan City Lodge 432, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; Michigan City aerie, 1228, Fraternal Order of Eagles; S. Karpen Benefit society and the St. Paul's Aid Society.
  The funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Armin Paul Meyer, pastor of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in the family home, 1311 Elston street. Rev. Meyer will speak in English and German. Friends may view the body at any time after Sunday noon. (note: burial in Greenwood Cemetery)
  Note: Obit of Fred Wolgast (grandfather), transcribed from an original copy of the newspaper in the files of R. Blissmer.

Wood, Mrs Marguerite Gross - "Herald-Argus" newspaper March 6, 1946 - - -Marguerite Gross Wood, 33, wife of Fred Wood of 5840 Summit Street, Sylvania, Ohio died at 11 o'clock yesterday morning in a Toledo hospital. The daughter of Mr and Mrs Walter B. Gross, she was born on August 7, 1913 in LaPorte. On May 1, 1935, in LaPorte she was married to Fred Wood, son of Mr and Mrs G.H. Wood of this city. Surviving are her husband, four children, Frederick, James, Jean and an infant daughter, her parents, Mr and Mrs Walter B. Gross, 207 East Jefferson Avenue and one brother, George G. Gross of this city. Mrs Wood was a graduate of LaPorte High School and a member of the Miriam Benedict Chapter of the D.A.R. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Cutler Brother Chapel. Friends may call at the chapel Friday morning and until time of services. Burial will be in the Pine Lake Cemetery. Submitted by Judy Morgan – m1357us@yahoo.com

Woodard, Mrs. Martha (Teeter) - Herald Press, St. Joseph Michigan - January 2, 1945 - Wednesday - - - Three Oaks, Jan 2 (Special) - Mrs. Marha Woodard, 85, a long-time resident of Berrien county, died at 11:20 a. m. Tuesday at her home, 203 Cedar Street, where she had been ill for five days. Born Jan 4, 1860, in LaPorte County, Mrs. Woodard had lived most of her life in Three Oaks and vicinity, spending a few years in Indiana and Florida. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Zachariah Teeter, and returned her to live 9 years ago. Her husband the late Herman Woodard died five years ago. Mrs. Woodard was a member of the Free Methodist church.
She is survived by two children, Forrest, of Three Oaks: Mrs. Florence Cunningham, of Tampa, Fla, and a grandson, Kenneth Cunningham of Jackson.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. Friday at the L. E. Lake mortuary by the Rev. R. H. Heald, Free Methodist pastor. Burial will be made in the Rolling Prairie, Ind. cemetery.
contributed by D. West

WOODARD, EUNICE ROSE – Herald Press, St. Joseph, Michigan, 5 July 1895, Rolling Prairie - The little child of Mr. & Mrs. Woodard which was brought from Indianapolis and buried in our cemetery a week ago was a granddaughter of the late Zachariah Teeter, whose friends mostly live around here

Woodbury, Lucien C. - Daily Herald, Thursday, May 11, 1893    The remains of Lucien C. Woodbury, one of the four students of the old Indiana Medical College who were poisoned, as it is supposed, while dissecting, were exhumed from the old cemetery this morning and re-interred at Patton's cemetery. John Ball and Robert Mecum accomplished the work.

Wooden, Charles M. - May 17, 1911 Mich City News pg 5 col 7 - -Charles M. Wooden is dead at the home of his sister, Mrs. Helen M. Horine, at Hanna. Deceased was 72 years old. The funeral will take place at Morgan.

Woodmansee, Jehu - Daily Herald, Thursday, May 4, 1893
  Jehu Woodmansee removed the remains of his daughter, Annie, who was in the Heckman Cemetery and his two little boys who were in Posey Chapel Cemetery, to their lot in Patton's, where they have an $1800 monument.(two little boys would be David & Daniel)
   Winch, Joseph - History of LaPorte County, Chapman 1880, p. 693 & 694:
Reference Galena Twp, year 1835
   A man named Purcell put up a lathe for turning wooden bowls, on Mud creek, near the school-house known as "Mud Creek School-house." The enterprise proved unsuccessful, and Joseph Winch afterward bought the establishment and made splint-bottom chairs and spinning-wheels."

Woodward, Mrs. Caroline - Michigan City Evening News, Aug 5, 1887 - p.1
   Death of Mrs. Caroline Woodward
   Mrs. Caroline Woodward passed peacefully away at 4 o'clock this morning, at her residence on Fourth Street, adding another well-known and universally respected pioneer to the list of those gone to the great beyond.
Friends desiring to see Mrs. Woodward will call at the house from 10 a. m. until 2 p. m. tomorrow.
Mrs. Woodward was born in the East 79 years ago. She and her husband were residents of this city for over thirty years. Her death was caused by cholera morbus and general prostration, she not having recovered from the shock caused by the death of her husband on the 18th of last month.
The funeral services will be held at the Presbyterian Church tomorrow at 3 p. m., the Rev. Mr. Hall of Warsaw conducting the services. Interment at Greenwood.
Obituary donated by: Margot Timberlake at mtimber@pacbell.net

Wrase, Alfred - LaPorte Herald-Argus, 7/15/1919 - - Tuberculosis claimed another victim yesterday, when Alfred Wrase, 23 years old, discharged from the army because of the disease, died at his home, 411 Grove Street, at 4 o'clock. Wrase enlisted at Fort Thomas, Kentucky, Nov. 26, 1917, and served with the 237th and 245th Aerial Squadrons at Fort Bayard, New Mexico. He spent the last six months of his period in the service in the army hospital, having contacted Tuberculosis after his enlistment. He was discharged because of the disease on Nov. 22, 1918, and had to send home for money to pay for his fare to La Porte. After arriving home, Wrase made several ineffectual attempts to obtain his back pay, $60 bonus, and traveling allowance. His case was brought to the attention of the local Red Cross office, which took up the matter and got his money for him. Sometime later, also through the Red Cross, Wrase filed claim for compensation for total disability and also for insurance. Pension was also asked for his mother. These have been hanging fire several months, as the government machinery is slow. Wrase is survived by his mother, Louisa Paulus Wrase; four brothers, Walter, George, Fred, and Freeman; and three sisters, Edith, May, and Bertha. His father has been dead for some years. Weir & Ebbert have charge of funeral arrangements.
    Wrase, Alfred - LaPorte Herald-Argus, 7/17/1919 - - With three shots in the last salute to a dead comrade, taps was sounded over the grave of Alfred Wrase, who died Monday at his home, 411 Grove Street, as the returned soldier was laid to rest yesterday afternoon, with full military honors by Gray Post, of the American Legion. The funeral of Alfred Wrase was held yesterday afternoon at 2:30 from his home. Corporal Harry Hulz, of the American Legion, conducted the military burial, heading a firing squad of six men. Two brothers of the dead soldier, one a marine and the other a sailor, headed the pallbearers, all of whom were servicemen. In all, seventeen uniformed soldiers, and the sailor & marine, were present at the services, in addition to the immediate family and friends of the boy. The colors were not carried but draped around the casket. Interment was made in St. John's Lutheran cemetery.

Wrase, August F.W. – LaPorte Herald-Argus, 18 January 1904 - - "The friends of August F.W. Wrase, residing at 206 Madison Street, were pained yesterday to learn of his death, which occurred at noon at his home, after an illness of more than two years, five months of which time he had been confined to his bed. For 22 years Mr. Wrase had been connected with the Lakeshore railroad and during much of that time he held a position as section foreman, being considered one of the best on the entire system. August Frederick Wilhelm Wrase was born in Germany Aug. 4, 1852, and came to America in 1870, landing at the port of New York, April 18. All of the time since then, with the exception of a few months, he had made his home in LaPorte and by those who new him he was highly respected. He was a quiet man, never aggressive, but a good citizen. He was a man in whom President Roosevelt would have gloried, for he was an exemplification of the fact that race suicide is unknown here, having been the father of 13 children, ten of whom survive. The deceased leaves to mourn his departure the sorrowing wife and the following children: Walter Wrase of Whiting, and George, Nellie, Fred, Ida, Mary, Alfred, Frances, Bertha and Freeman Wrase of LaPorte. He is also survived by his mother, Mrs. Gertrude Wrase of Chicago, and the following brothers and sisters: Herman Wrase of Mishawaka, William and Charles Wrase of Chicago, Fred Wrase of South Dakota, and Mrs. Lena Dolf, Mrs. Louis Gerkes and Mrs. Emil Homann of Chicago. The deceased was a member of St. John's German Lutheran church and also of the Benevolent society of that church. The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at St. John's Lutheran church, Rev. Paul Eickstaedt officiating. The burial will take place at the Lutheran cemetery with Weir, Sievert, & Henrys in charge

Wrase, Frances Elizabeth - 2 December 1912 LaPorte Herald-Argus - - Frances Wrase died on the operating table at the Holy Family hospital at 11:30 o'clock this forenoon, where she was taken for an operation to remove a goiter. The funeral will be Wednesday afternoon at the German Lutheran church, Weir, Sievert, & Petering in charge. The deceased was born Oct. 27, 1894, in La Porte, the daughter of G. F. W. and Louise Wrase. The father died 8 years ago. The survivors are the mother, 5 brothers, Walter, George, Fred, Alfred, and Fremont, and three sisters, Matie, Edith, & Bertha. All survivors reside here with the exception of Miss Edith Wrase, living in Janesville, Wis."
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Wrase, Frederick - The Milwaukee Journal Wednesday, 22 January 1947, page 12 - - "WRASE, Fred, at the residence, 1606 N. Farwell av., Jan. 20, at the age of 61 years, beloved husband of Mary (nee Wray), father of Helen Wrase of LaPorte, Ind.; Robert and Barbara of Milwaukee; 2 sisters and 1 brother also survives. Services and interment Thurs., Jan 23, at LaPorte, Ind. In state at the Voth & Anderson Funeral Home, 2427 W. National av. Tues. evening." Information from Voth & Anderson Funeral Home Name: Fred Wrasse - 2 ss's B: 18 September 1885, LaPorte, IN F: August born: unknown M: Louise Paulis Born: LaPorte, IN Buried: 23 Jan 1947, LaPorte, IN Occupation: Clerk 61 years, 4 months at time of death. Burial in Pine Lake Cemetery.
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Wrase, Fremong G - Fremont G. Wrase LaPorte Herald-Argus 22 January 1982 “Fremont G. Wrase, 81, of 8205 Oklahoma Ct., Merrillville, Ind., died Thursday, Jan. 21, at the Lutheran Home, Crown Point, Ind. He was born Nov. 27, 1900, in La Porte to Gustav and Louise (Paulis) Wrase, and lived in Merrillville 35 years, going there from La Porte. He had retired from the Internal Revenue Service, was a member of American Legion Post 83, La Porte, NARFE and was a veteran of W.W.I, serving on the U.S.S. George Washington on which President Woodrow Wilson traveled to sign the peace treaties. On May 18, 1925, in South Bend, Ind., he married Mary Koons who died April 23, 1936. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Andy (Betty) Fekete of Merrillville; Three nephews, Robert Purcell of Clinton, Md., Richard Wrase of Lakeville, Ind., and Gene Raymond of La Porte, and two nieces, Miss Helen Wrase and Mrs. Ralph (Lucille) Holtz, both of La Porte. Funeral services will be at 1 P.M.. Monday at the Haverstock Funeral Home with Rev. Robert C. Elsner officiating. Friends may call at the Stilinovich, Palmer, and Witrolik Funeral Home, 42nd & Broadway, Gary, Ind., from 2-9 P.M.. Saturday and at the Haverstock Funeral Home from 2-9 P.M.. Sunday and until time of services Monday. Burial will be in Patton Cemetery.”

Obituary-Helen Wrase LaPorte Herald-Argus “The funeral service for Miss Helen Wrase, 81, of 1900 Andrew Ave., will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Haverstock Funeral Home with Rev. Donald Hamilton officiating. She died Saturday, Aug. 31, 1996, at 4:40 a.m. at Fountainview Terrace Nursing Home. Friends may call from 2 to 8 Wednesday and until the time of the service Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pine Lake Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church. She was born June 8, 1915, in LaPorte, to Fred and Blanche (Parkhouse) Wrase, and was a lifelong LaPorte resident. Miss Wrase was a member of First Christian Church, the Christian Women Society, Swanson Activity Center for Older Adults, a past patron of the Community Concert Association, the LaPorte Historical Society and was a retired clerk from Hooks and Meyers Drugs where she worked for 30 years. Surviving are one sister, Barbara, and one brother, Robert, both of Milwaukee. She was preceded in death by her parents.”
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Walter A. Wrase, - DeLAND, Fla: 81, formerly of LaPorte, died Saturday (Aug. 15, 1998) at his daughter's home in San Jose, Calif. A graveside service is at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Pine Lake Cemetery, LaPorte, with Pastor Joan Haney officiating. Cremation has taken place. Mr. Wrase was born June 9, 1917, in LaPorte, to Walter and Mrytle Hull Wrase. On Jan. 9, 1936, he married Thelma Craft, who preceded him in death in 1995. Survivors include one daughter, Lynda Stuart, San Jose; one son, Michael Wrase, DeLand; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Florence McCampbell, Lancaster, Calif., and Florence Wrase, South Bend. One brother, Richard Wrase, preceded him in death. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
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Wright, Rebecca - Michigan City, IN News Wednesday 8 Sept 1909 Page 4 column 7
   Mrs. Rebecca Wright, a widow, aged 86, who, with her husband, lived here many years ago, died Friday at her home in Newton, Iowa. She was a sister of Mrs. Laura Beadle of this city and of Edward Lanphier of South Bend, Daniel Lanphier of Newton, Iowa and Jed Lamphier of Indianapolis. all former residents of Michigan City." Burial in Greenwood Cemetery.
Michigan City, IN News Wednesday 8 Sept 1909 Page 4 column 7
Death of Former Resident
   Mrs. Louisa Beadle received word Saturday of the death of her sister, Mrs. Rebecca Wright, which occurred Friday at her home in Newton, Iowa after a protracted illness. Mrs. Beadle spent several weeks with her sister this summer returning home when her sister showed signs of improvement. Mrs. Wright was 86 years old and was a resident of Michigan City before the Civil War. She is survived by three brothers, Edson Lanphier of South Bend, Jed Lanphier of Indianapolis and Daniel Lanphier of Newton, Iowa and by and adopted son, Henry Wright of Newton. Contributed by: Jodi McKinley

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