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Deaths from the Clermont County Sun

Clermont County Genealogical Society

Deaths from the Clermont County Sun

9 Jan 1889

Locust Corner

John Evans

John Evans, a highly respected citizen of this place, died at his home after an illness of four days, December 23,1888. Funeral services were conducted the following Sunday at the family residence by the Rev. H. Hill. The remains were interred in the door yard for the present, after which they will be removed to Green Lawn Cemetery.

16 January 1889

Mrs. Kate Buvinger Jamieson Dies at her home in Batavia on Friday, January 11, 1889

Kate Florence Buvinger was born in the city of Cincinnati, 0., on May 24, 1851, and departed this life in Batavia, 0., on January 11, 1889, being in the 38th year of her age.

She was married to M. Jamieson, who survives her, on October 7, 1873.

Out of her father's family of seven children, only two brothers are now living.

Shortly after her marriage, she joined the Presbyterian Church at Batavia and became a teacher of a class of 8 little girls in the Sabbath School, all of whom she lived to see members of the church and several of them teachers in the same school.

She was the leader of the choir in the church she joined until her health failed when she was compelled to give her place up to others.

She was one of the organizers of the Ladies' Furnishing Society of the Presbyterian Church in Batavia, which has been of such great aid to that church, and was one of its most active members until stricken by disease. Her death will be keenly felt by all the members of that society.

Funeral services were held from her late residence Sunday at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. J. Strauss. Placed upon the coffin by the members of the Presbyterian Ladies' Aid Society was a beautiful floral wreath. The following relatives of the deceased acted as pall bearers: Charles T. Jamieson, P.F. Jamieson, E.W. Buvinger, Dr. C.E. Belt, A.B. Stymets and J.F. Dial. The remains were placed for the present in the receiving vault in the Batavia Citizens' Cemetery.

A. McIntosh

The readers of the Sun will be pained to learn of the death of A. McIntosh, who died Wednesday, January 9, 1889, in Butler County, Kansas, after a year's sickness. He was born and reared near Bantam, this county. He leaves a wife, Six sons and two daughters to mourn his loss.

Pt. Isabel
Emma Hudson

Died, of consumption, on Tuesday, January 29th, at her home here, Miss Emma Hudson. She was loved by all who knew her. She leaves one sister, three brothers, and an aged mother to mourn their loss. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J.F'. Burnett at her late residence, after which the remains were followed to the Mt. Carmel Cemetery for internment.

13 February 1889

Frank Anton Reinhardt

Frank Anton Reinhardt died suddenly of heart disease, in the vicinity of E11 Lick, February 6, 1889, aged 68 years, 2 months, 17 days. He was born in Germany, November 20, 1820, and came to America January 4, 1862. His wife and eight children survive to mourn the loss of a loving husband and a kind father. He was a member of the Catholic Church all his life. Religious services were conducted by Rev. W.R. Ely, February 9th. His remains were buried in Brown County near the former residence of the family.


Gales Child

Mrs. James Gales (colored) of this place lost her last child on the 7th inst. During the past year her husband and four children have been taken away by death.


James Lytle

James Lytle of Moscow, engineer on the steamer Clayton H. Webb, was drowned Thursday last. It is supposed that he had gone out to oil the journals of the wheel, when he lost his footing and fell overboard.

20 February 1889

Anna Mappin

The many friends of Miss Anna, daughter of William Mappin, will be pained to hear of her death, which occurred on the 13th inst. at her home in Crawfordsville, md. Miss Mappin was an earnest member of the M.E. Church and was much esteemed for her many excellent qualities. The remains were taken to Chicago for interment at Rose Hill Cemetery.

New Richmond

William H. Moss

William H. Moss died at his home in this place on Friday, February 15th at 3 o'clock a.m. of general debility, aged 79 years, three months and 22 days. Mr. Moss was among the oldest of our citizens. He had been in the drug business at the stand, now occupied by his son, James, for the last forty years. He has been a faithful and hard-working member of the Christian Church for over thirty-five years. Funeral services were held at the house Monday at 10 o'clock a.m. Burial at Green Mound Cemetery.

Mrs. W.H. Jones and Miss Fanny Chatterton

A sad and painful event of the past week--which cast a deep shadow not only over the homes where they were so dearly loved, but also among a whole circle of friends and acquaintances--was the death of Mrs. W.H. Jones and Miss Fanny Chatterton, the only children of William Chatterton, of near New Harmony, and the granddaughters of our venerable townsman, Philip Chatterton. The married sister, Mrs. Jones, died Friday, February 15th, at 4 o'clock p.m., followed twenty-two hours after by the death of her sister Fanny. Their disease was pneumonia. The funeral services took place Monday, and the interment took place at Clover.

Rose Shaw

Mrs. Rose Shaw, wife of J.M. Shaw, died at her home near ML Repose on the 14th inst. after a brief illness of only two weeks. The deceased was born at Louisville, Ky., Dec. 10, 1848, her parents having died when she was but four years of age. After their death, she made her home with Mrs. Mary Roberts, of Cincinnati. She was united in marriage to J.M. Shaw, December 10, 1874. She leaves two daughters to mourn the loss of a loving mother. The funeral services, which took place from the Pleasant Hill M.E. Church Sunday, February 17, at 10 o'clock a.m., were very largely attended. For the present, the remains were placed in the vault at Mllford.

13 March 1889

Ann Work

Ann Work, one of the early pioneers and settlers of this vicinity, departed this life February 19, 1889, at the advanced age of 78 years, 6 months, 25 days. She was a highly estimable and Christian lady, having united with the Presbyterian Church in early youth, and her whole life was characterized by the strictest Christian virtues. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. H. Hill at the M.E. Church at Newtonsvile, and her remains were followed to their final resting-place in Sharon Cemetery by a large concourse of friends and relatives.

Iva Louis Thompson

Iva Louise Thompson was born in Clark Township, Brown County, Ohio, August 28, 1866 and died March 5, 1889. She was the only daughter of William G. and M. Ann Thompson. In October, 1881, "while the blossoms of her youth were the brightest," Miss Thompson gave her heart and life to her Saviour and

united with the Christian Church at Bethel, Ohio. Although comparatively young and much afflicted, during her short life, she was always studious and thoughtful, and more than ordinarily intellectual and bright. Hence, she had made very commendable progress in music, in painting, and in a goodly number of poetical productions, several of which have been published in one of our leading religious journals. The bereavement of her fond parents and many friends is most severe, but is tempered by the hope of meeting again in the better land. J.H.L.

Patsy Grier

"Aunt Patsy" Grier, one of Felicity's oldest inhabitants, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jane South, of this place, at an early hour last Sunday morning. Mrs. Grier was in her 88th year. Her burial took place on Monday at Sewanie Cemetery.

W.W. South

Mr. W.W. South was born July 31,1811, one and one-half miles south of Bethel, and died March 6,1889, at his home two miles east of BetheL He was the second son of William and Phebe South, whose parents emigrated from New Jersey to this county in an early day, when this part of the country was almost a wilderness. The subject of this brief memoir was married to Sarah Carr on the 27th of April, 1834, and went to housekeeping May 22d of the same year on the farm where he has resided until his death. Four children were born to them, three of whom are still living. Four grandchildren have been born, three of whom are living--one having died Mary 4,1886. his companion and these children and grandchildren are left to mourn the loss of a faithful and affectionate husband, a kind and careful father, and loving grandfather, and his neighbors and friends of an honest and upright ciflzen. J.H.L.

Rhoda L. House

Died at her residence in Franklin, md., after a short illness from pneumonia, Rhoda L. House, eldest daughter of Mrs. N.C. Stirling, of this place, aged 42 years. The deceased was born in Mllford, this county. She was educated in Amelia and Batavia, and was a teacher in the public schools of Batavia and New Richmond for several years. After her marriage, she removed to Indiana. During her residence at London, that State, she united with the M.E. Church. A faithful wife, entrusted with the care of five interesting children, her whole time was given to their training and education, that they might become upright and useful men and women. A useful life, work well done, she has been given that eternal rest accorded to all those who faithfully perform their duty in this life.

Alice Hu]ick

Miss Mice, aged 14, daughter of Erastus and Amanda Huilck died after a brief illness of only three days, Sunday March 10th. She had been attending school regularly up to Thursday last, when she was taken suddenly sick with typhoid fever. Funeral services Tuesday at 10 o'clock a.m. from the family residence. The remains for the present were placed in the vault here.

6 February 1889


Mr. Connor has broken up housekeeping. His sister, Miss Minnie, will take charge of his motherless daughter at Cincinnati.

A Quiet Wedding

Pueblo, Colorado, January 25, 1889

On Wednesday, January 23d at high noon, Dr. F. M. Fee, of Bethel, Clermont County, Ohio, and Miss Lelia Zink, daughter of Rev. M.P. Zink of Hillsboro, Ohio, were joined in the holy bonds of matrimony by Rev. W.C. Madison, pastor of the Main Street M.E. Church, of this city. Dr. Fee has been in Colorado since last June, and should he find a suitable opening for his profession, pharmacy, in Pueblo he will make it his permanent home. The bride arrived in the city only a few hours before the performance of the ceremony. We feel assured that we are voicing the most sincere congratulations of the numerous friends of the happy couple in wishing them the best of health, unadulterated happiness, and unbounded prosperity.

Birthday Anniversary

There was a pleasant gathering of children and grandchildren at the residence of Mrs. Anna Applegate, of Loveland Heights, on Thursday, January 31, in honor of her 72d birthday. Mrs. Applegate is the youngest daughter of Judge Emery, and sister of Dr.s John and Bart Emery, deceased. Among those present was Mrs. P.C. Hill, of Cheviot, Ohio, who came to be present at her own and her mother's anniversary, it being Mrs. Hill's 44th anniversary, and the mother's 72d anniversary, both on the same day. Although reaching the advance age of 72 years, Mrs. Applegate prepared the sumptuous dinner to which all did ample justice, and as they departed all wished them many more anniversaries.

New Richmond

The funny club meets next Thursday, February 7, at G.W. Fetter's. This club consists of old maids only.

The Kennelly girls, on Center Street, saw a bold robbery last Friday night about 12 o'clock on the porch of the house adjoining them. Nothing was obtained by the robber, as he had picked a man like himseW-penniless. They could not ascertain who the parties were, but think they both reside in town.

As we were taking a walk the other day, we noticed a thing about our town that has been neglected for to, these many days. We thought that council might pass an ordinance compelling people to keep the pavements surrounding their property clear of grass and dirt, and rake all leaves and rubbish from the grass between the pavements and the street. Just think, any family has one or two men about, and by three or four hours' labor could clean everything about and around the place, and be good for them instead of loafing. Allow no ashes to be stacked in the street. Have them put in alleys: if no alley is convenient, put in a barrel and have the street commissioner to call and haul them off. By doing this, we could have one of the prettiest towns in the State. Reader, if you are interested in your town, and its looks, talk this matter to your neighbors and they will all get interested and we will have this prophesy fulfilled.

13 February 1889


The sudden disappearance of E.B. Cheney, the drummer, at Ripley several days ago is still a profound mystery. As yet, there has not been the slightest clue as to his whereabouts. Posters are out otlèring a liberal reward for his body.

What to Call Their Wives

The suitable Names for Partners of Men in all Professions

Sexton's wife Belle

To get a wife Marie

Porter's wife Carrie

Jeweler's wife Pearl

A lawyer's wife Sue

Farmer's wife Tulle

A printer's wife Em

Pugilist's wife Molly

Minister's wife Grace

Gambler's wife Betty

Gardener's wife Rose

Musician's wife Viola

A fat man's wife Lena

Undertaker's wife Nell

Fisherman's wife Nettie

Shoemaker's wife Peggy

Auctioneer's wife Biddy

Statesman's wife Virginia

20 February 1899

New Richmond

A number of the friends of Miss Mary Davis assembled at her home, on Walnut Street, in honor of her nineteenth birthday. While all were in the front room having a good time, footsteps were heard in the adjoining room, and thinking it was Mrs. Davis, nothing was thought of it until time for refreshments came and all were ready to cut the cake (which was a very fine one), when it was discovered that the cake had disappeared, and nobody could explain where it had gone. Then they remembered the noise that was heard earlier in the evening. Some started out in search of the thief, knowing it to have been done for a joke, and with the assistance of some gentlemen on Front Street, were able to Ketchuni in a store not far away. It was in the "wee sma' hours" of the morning when the guests departed, all thanking Miss Mary for an evening well spent and thoroughly enjoyed.

Clermont County Sun

30 Jan 1889


A Bell Falls From Its Hanging Place, Killing
One Man Almost Instantly and Severely
Wounding Two Others
The Scene of the Terrible Calamity at Summit School-Rouse, About Two Miles From Batavia

During the winter months for the past few years there has been conducted at Summit school-house, in this township, what is usually termed a country lyceum. It has been the custom of the society to meet on Saturday night of each week. The school-house is situated upon the Batavia and Williamsburg Pike about two miles east of the former place.

Last Saturday night the society met at the appointed hour, but many of the participants in the exercises being absent, it adjourned about 8 o'clock. Immediately upon adjournment the audience commenced leaving the room. Placed upon the front of the building and just above the vestibule was a bell weighing about one hundred and eighty pounds. Most of the audience had made their exit and were standing in front of the school-house, when some of the boys, while going out, commenced pulling the bell rope. Finally, someone gave the rope a terrific jerk, causing the bell to bounce from the frame in which it was fastened and to fall over the front of the building to the ground below.

In falling, the bell struck William Wacker upon the head, producing a frightful and fatal wound, completely crushing his skull, rendering him totally unconscious, from which he never recovered.

The wheel of the bell struck G.W.M. Mount and Spahr Kidd, producing ugly scalp wounds and otherwise injuring them. Mr. Mount is a man about fifty years of age and quite delicate physically, while Spahr Kidd is a young man about twenty years of age, a son of Joseph Kidd, Sr.

residence of G.W.M. Mount near by and medical aid was summoned. Young Wacker was too severely injured to be benefitted by medical assistance, and died at 4 o'clock Sunday morning. The death of Wacker is peculiarly sad from the fact that he was the only support of a widowed mother, whose husband, Henry Wacker, died only a few months ago from the effects of a kick which he received from a horse. The mother is almost frantic with grief and is to be pitied in her sad affliction. Wacker's remains were removed to the residence of his mother Sunday morning, and the funeral, which was indeed a sad one, took place Tuesday morning. Interment in Citizen's Cemetery, Batavia. It is said of hun that he was a model young man and had he been spared until Sunday he had intended to unite with the M.E. Church at Afton, at which place a protracted meeting has been going on for the last few weeks.

Mr. Mount, although thought at first to be dangerously injured, is rapidly recovering.

Kidd, however, is not doing so well and his friends fear that he may not recover from his injuries, which are more serious than Mount's. That the others escaped from injury or death is almost miraculous, for they were all standing in front of the school-house when the bell came down. The accident has cast a feeling of gloom and sadness over the entire neighborhood, especially over the members of the lyceum with whom young Wacker was a great favorite.

The accident was unnecessary and uncalled for and had the bell been properly secured in its frame, or had the Young Americas not been so anxious to display their smartness it would never have occurred. It should be an impressive warning to young men in the future and should cause many to abandon their thoughtless, reckless habits.

The immediate neighborhood has been peculiarly afflicted with fatal and serious accidents in the past. We recall fourteen that have occurred within a mile of Summit school-house in the past and present. They are as follows: James Hulick, killed by a tree falling upon him; John Glancy, killed while loading saw-logs; Mrs. Devine, killed from the effects of injuries received from a ram; Mark Kidd, kicked by a horse and killed; John Maham, burned to death; a Mr. Curlis, killed by a man by the name of McCollwm; Henry Wacker, killed by being kicked by a horse; William Wacker, killed by a bell falling upon him; John Howard, shot through the wrist; Oliver Hulick had his arm torn off by a threshing machine; Win. Atchley had his leg almost cut off by a mowing machine; Dick Atchley, thrown from a horse and severely injured; Spahr Kidd, injured by a bell; G.W.M. Mount, injured by a bell. The neighborhood has certainly had its share of fatal calamities.

8 May 1889


Sixtieth Marriage Anniversary Of Mr.
And Mrs. Charles Hill, Of Belfast,
Ohio, Celebrated
A Notable Occasion In Clermont's History
All But One Of The Parties Present Who Attended
The Wedding Three Score Years Ago

Silver and gold weddings are of frequent occurrence, but it is not often that husband and wife live to enjoy their sixtieth marriage anniversary, which might be properly called, perhaps, their diamond wedding. Sixty years is a long period for a couple to travel the rough and rugged road of life together. But Ohio is a wonderful state, and Clermont a famous county, and in furnishing this event to the civilized world she certainly has a right to take a just pride. If any State or county can make a better showing in celebrating an event of this kind let it come to the front, for such occurrences are exceedingly rare. In this day of sudden deaths and slippery divorces it is seldom that man and wife live to enjoy their fiftieth marriage anniversary. So far as the experience and observation of the writer extends we publish below the celebration of a most happy event which beats the record, and we challenge any county in the State or in the United States to make a better showing. (continued in next column)

On Friday, May 3, 1889, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hill of Belfast, 0., celebrated the sixtieth anniversary of their marriage. Mr. Charles Hill and Miss Rebecca Hand were united in marriage May 3, 1829, by Moses Elstun, J.P., who although ninety years of age and living near Lawrenceburg, md., was present and helped to celebrate the event with as much vim and vigor as he could possibly have manifested sixty years ago.

All the parties present at the wedding are still living, and all but one was in attendance upon the happy occasion. The absent member of the company was Mrs. Mary Cox, a sister of the bride, now residing in the State of Arkansas. This is certainly a remarkable case of the longevity of life.

There were born to Mr. and Mrs. Hill six sons and six daughters, five sons and five daughters of whom are still living and all were present.

Although Mr. and Mrs. Hill have reached the advanced age of four score, he being 81 and she 79, and having lived semi-pioneer lives, and having passed through many trials and hardships unknown to the present generation, they are remarkably well preserved. He has scarcely a gray hair in his head, while his wife, although quite gray, stands as erect and walks with step almost as elastic as when a blushing maiden of only sixteen.

This event has two-fold significance, for ten years ago, at the golden wedding of this aged couple, Mr. William E. Motsinger, and Miss Rebecca Hill, a daughter, were united in marriage.

Besides the immediate members of the family, there were present Mr. Ezra Williams, who has passed the four score mark; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hill of Belfast; Mr. and Mrs. Hezekiah Hill, of Craver; Mr. and Mrs. Sanford, Milford; and Rev. Glascock and wife, of Milford.

After a sumptuous dinner, to which all did ample justice, speeches were made by Moses Elstun, Thomas Hill, Mr. Sanford, and Rev.s Hill and Glascock. Then all repaired to the lawn, where an artist was in readiness, and photographed the assembly in a group. After singing "God Be With You 'Till We Meet Again," all departed for their respective homes, hoping that Father and Mother Hill may be permitted to live to celebrate many more returns of their marriage anniversary.


Birth Records
Early Clermont Co. Births 1856-1857
First Presbyterian Churches of Monroe
At Nicholsville & Bantam
Baptisms of Children
Anderson Township Births 1906-1907
Old Bethel Church Baptisms
Old Bethel Church Baptisms 1894-1908
Early Births 1856
Early Marriages 1800 - 1808
 Marriage Book 13 1874-1876
Goshen M. E. Church

Funerals Conducted by Rev. Hezekiah Hill 1862-1908
The Old Village Graveyard

Deaths of Residents Over 75 in 1875

Infirmary Discharges That Mention a Burial Place

Death Dates from I.O.O.F. Lodge #313

Early Clermont Deaths from The Ohio Sun
Obituaries From the Clermont Sun 1890-1891

Early Deaths from Clermont Sun 1855
More Deaths 1857-1859
Stirling & Moore Funeral Records 1888
1880 Mortality Census
Goshen 1875 Quadrennial Census
Quadrennial Census, Batavia, 1847

Quadrennial Census, Batavia, 1855

Incidents in The Early History of Clermont County
Stonelick Historical Notes
Vacation of a Road in
Union Township

Brown and Clermont County Families Mentioned
in the 1880 Clinton County History
Day Book For Clarke & Frambes Mills 1838
Early Naturalizations from Common Pleas Minutes
Citizenship Papers 1844-1900
Names of New Found Naturalization Applicants
Veterans in Various Cemeterys
Revolutionary War Soldiers

Clermont Courier Ads November 18, 1863
Mexican War Veterans
Revolutionary War Veterans
Post Office
Post Marks of Clermont County
Clermont Postmasters 1800 - 1930
Early Unclaimed Letters

More Unclaimed Letters Unclaimed Letters 1855
Bible Records
Manning Bible
Banister Bible

Bible Records of James McKinnie 1830

Bible Records Index Volume Two

Bible Records Index Volume Three
Old Bethel Church and Cemetery

History of Old Bethel Church 1868

Calvary Church and Cemetery Washington Twp
Edenton Church 1861


Perin Mills in 1863
Goshen- Land Of Milk and Honey

First Settlers of Jackson Township

Legal Voters of Goshen Township 1855

Batavia in1847
Poll Book Goshen Township 1853
1840 Account Book, Laurel Ohio

Edenton School # 4 Pupils


Pensions 1890

More Pensions 1890
Indentures 1825 - 1831

Index To General Store Account Book 1816-1819

Vital Statistics From An Old Record Book

Items from Clermont Courier 1836
Clermont Pensioners 1883

Ohio Pioneers That Moved to Texas

Persons on the Petit Jury 1880

Jails and Sheriffs
Items From Early Clermont Courier 1852
Meeting of Patriarchs 1882
Surrender Records From Childrens Home
Gazetteer 1882

Articles From The Clermont Sun 1889
River Boatmen
Sale of Delinquent Lands