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Richland Co., Ohio

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Bickel, Catherine -- Mrs. Catherine Bickel, wife of John Adam Bickel, of 29 Washington avenue, died about 4:30 this morning after a lingering illness. She was born in Germany, Aug. 28, 1853, and has lived in Mansfield for a long period of years. Besides her husband and a daughter, Miss Carrie M. Bickel, she is survived by a brother, Gus Krill, and a sister, Mrs. John Fink, both of this city. She was a faithful and consistent member of St. John's Evangelical church. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock conducted by her pastor, the Rev. G. A. Kienie. Friends invited to funeral, but burial will be private. Submitted by Jean and Faye. [The Mansfield News, Wednesday, September 19, 1917]

Bicker, Christian -- d. 10/1885, old age;  77y;  bur. Mansfield Cemetery  [Mansfield Herald:  07 January 1886]

Bicker, Christina -- The funeral of Mrs. Christina Bicker, who died Tuesday of last week, took place Thursday afternoon from the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. Charles Spamer, No. 9 Washington Avenue, the Rev. J.B. Jud officiating.  Mrs. Bicker was 77 years of age.  --  [Mansfield Herald:  29 October 1885, Vol. 35, No. 50]

Biddinger, George -- Monday.  George Biddinger died of old age at his home on South Main Street this morning at the age of 84 years.  He leaves a wife.  The funeral will take place Wednesday afternoon.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  18 November 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 26]

Biddinger, George -- Woodville.  Died, November 13, of old age, George Biddinger, aged 86 years.  Father Biddinger enjoyed good health till the last six weeks of his life, attended to his own little farming and was a well-preserved man for his years.  He was a pioneer of Richland County, well known and esteemed by all who knew him.  He leaves an aged and feeble wife, four sons and two daughters.  His funeral occurred on Wednesday, the 15th., at 2 p.m. from his late residence.  Dr. H.L. Wiles officiating.  Interment in the Mansfield Cemetery.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  25 November 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 27]

Biddinger, John -- John Biddinger, youngest son of Christ and Nancy Biddinger, was born in Ashland Township, October 29, 1846, and departed this life May 9, 1915, aged 68 years, 6 months and 12 days.  His death came very unexpectedly at the home of his nephew, Mr. Elzia Hoover, west of Plymouth, where he had come several days ago to attend the funeral of his sister, Mrs. Mary Hoover.  He was a man of good habits and will be greatly missed by a large number of relatives and friends.  Funeral services were held from the Hoover home Wednesday, conducted by Rev. Mott, interment being made in the New Haven Cemetery.  -- [Plymouth Advertiser: 15 May 1915, Vol. 62, No. 25]

Biddle, Hazel I. -- b. 8/11/1905;  d. 3/11/1961;  bur. Shauck Cem.  [source:  Memorial booklet on file at Butler / Clear Fork Historical Museum]

Biddle, Mary Margaret Cover -- Mary Margaret Cover, daughter of Daniel and Lydia Cover, was born in Frederick county, Md., April 25, 1834, and departed this life Aug. 28, 1921, aged 87 years, four months and three days.  Her parents moved to Ohio by wagon when she was one year old, settling in Perry township, Richland county.  She was converted and became a member of the United Brethren church when a young woman, and had a continuous membership for more than 65 years.  She was united in marriage with George W. Biddle, Jan. 1, 1860.  To them were born four children -- Rev. T.C. Biddle of Old Fort;  Mrs. H.A. Snyder, Mrs. S.A. Durbin and W.D. Biddle, of Shauck.  Her sickness continued for nearly eight and one-half years during which time she had the best of care by those who loved her.  She was a devoted and loving wife and mother and good neighbor.  She leaves a devoted companion, four children, 21 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, two brothers, Wm. Cover of Waterford, and Perry Cover of Los Angeles, Cal., besides many relatives and friends.  The funeral service was held Aug. 30 in the U.B. church at Shauck.  Rev. J.G. Turner, of Osceola, officiated, assisted by Rev. Mr. Allman, of Bellville, and Rev. E.J. Ryan, of Shauck.  The remains were laid in the Shauck cemetery.  [Richland County Leader:  09 September 1921, Vol. 2, No. 39]

Biddle, Mary P. (Aungst) -- Mrs. Mary P. Biddle died Dec. 5, 1901, at the home of her son-in-law, W.W. Green, at Gallatin, Mo., aged 61 years, three months and six days, after a lingering illness with erysipelas.  The funeral took place on Dec. 7.  Mary P. Aungst was born in Richland County, Ohio, Aug. 29, 1840, and was married to Andrew Biddle in 1867.  Three children were born to the union.  Mr. and Mrs. Biddle went to Williams County, Ohio, a few years after their marriage, from whence they later emigrated to Missouri.  Deceased was a sister to C.L. Aungst, and was well known in the vicinity of Bellville and Butler.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  17 January 1902, Vol. X, No. 3]

Biddle, Mrs. George W. -- Mrs. George Biddle, Attorney's Wife, Dies. - Mrs. George W. Biddle of 587 West Third St., Mansfield, died at Manfield General Hospital early tody after an illness of several months. A native of Columbus, she had lived in the area many years. She is survived by her husband, senior member of Beddle, Rader and Matthews law firm: her daighter-in-law, Mrs. George M. Biddle, Perrysville RD 2, and three grandchildren. Services being arranged by the Jones Memorial Home are incomplete. She was a member of the Richland County Bar Association Auxiliary. Submitted by Linda & Shirley. [Mansfield News Journal: Tuesday, April 23, 1963 p.3]

Bidle, Elizabeth -- Tuesday.  Mrs. Elizabeth Bidle, aged 73 years and 17 days, died at her home, 295 East Third St., at 4 o'clock this morning.  She leaves a husband and three children to mourn her death.  The funeral services will be held at St. Peter's Catholic Church Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  17 November 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 27]

Bieber, Frederick W. -- bur. 11/8/1876 at Mansfield Cem.;  3y, 3m;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 January 1877]

Bieber, John C. -- John C. Bieber, a well known saloon keeper, of Mansfield, who has been afflicted for some time past with various ailments was seized with the dropsy a few weeks ago, which proved fatal last Saturday night at 12 o'clock.  The funeral took place Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  The deceased was forty-two years of age.  The Courier of this week produces a poem written by him a few days before his death, and it is said to abound with many fine and touching passages.  [Ohio Liberal:  8 January 1879]

Biebricker, Mrs. Phillip (nee Reinewald) -- Mrs. Phillip Biebricker died at her home in Bellevue Tuesday night.  Deceased was 29 years of age and the eldest daughter of Charles Reinewald, of this city.  [Semi-Weekly News:  01 October 1897, Vol. 13, No. 79]

Biebricker, Mrs. Phillip (nee Reinewald) -- The body of Mrs. Phillip Biebricker, who died Sept. 28 at her home in Bellevue, was brought here Thursday and was buried in the local cemetery.  She was 29 years of age and was the eldest daughter of Charles Rinewald, of this city.  The body was brought here for burial in accordance with a wish which she had expressed.  The body had been buried at Bellevue.  [Semi-Weekly News:  08 October 1897, Vol. 13, No. 81]

Bier, Julia A. -- Mrs. Julia A. Bier, aged 73 years, wife of Levie W. Bier, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L.J. Greenewalt, 36 Dawson Av., Wednesday morning at 9:30 o'clock.  Death followed a lengthy illness.  She was born in Baltimore, Md. and came to Mansfield 9 years ago.  Mrs. Bier was a consistent member of the Central M.E. Church of this city and was always very active in every branch of church work.  She is survived by her husband, a daughter, Mrs. L.J. Greenewalt, one son, Elmer of Cleveland; one sister, Mrs. John C. Hayne of Martins Ferry, Oh., and two grandchildren.  Three brothers, Lewis Rentch of Hollywood, Calif., Fred Rentch of Stella, Washington, and George Rentch, of Orlando, Fla.  Funeral services will be conducted by her pastor, the Rev. Otto S. Steel, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Greenewalt at 36 Dawson Ave., Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock.  Burial will be made in Memorial Park.  The John S. Jones Co. is in charge of the arrangements.  Submitted by Linda & Shirley. (Mansfield News: April 16, 1930 p. 3-6) 

Bierkenrod, Moses -- DIED -- At Plymouth, Dec. 28th., 1883, at the residence of Henry Bachrach, Mr. MOSES BIERKENROD, aged 73 years. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 10 January 1884, Vol. 34, No. 8]

Bierly, John -- John Bierly, a soldier of the late war and a highly respected citizen responded to the last roll call Thursday morning at the age of 63 years, and joined the army of the silent majority.  He had just arose after an undisturbed night's repose and was sitting in a chair.  Suddenly his head dropped forward and in a few moments he was dead.  The direct cause of Mr. Bierly's demise is thought to be due to the bursting of a small blood vessel.  He had husked corn the previous day and was thought to be in his usual health.  His death was a great shock to the community.  Deceased was a member of an Iowa regiment.  He had been a resident of this county for many years and a member of the Bellville G.A.R. post.  The friends met at the residence at 10 o'clock Saturday and proceeded to the Worthington chapel near Newville, where the funeral services were held, conducted by the Rev. Fitterer, of Butler.  Twenty G.A.R. comrades attended the funeral in a body.  Deceased leaves a sorrowing wife and daughter.  [Bellville Messenger:  25 November 1897]

Bierly, Mrs. John (nee Zellner) -- Mrs. John Bierly nee Zellner. died at her home near Forest Hall school house Monday evening in her 65th year. She had a paralytic  stroke on Tuesday of last week but was able to be around again until Thursday when she received another stroke from which she never rallied. Mrs. Bierly was a member of the United Brethran Church for many years. Funeral services were held at Worthington Chapel conducted by Rev. Fisher of Bellville. She leaves one daughter, one brother, Geo,. Zellner of Mansfield, one sister, Mrs. Eune Smith of Bellville, one half sister Mrs. Orlando Snyder of near Newville, two half brothers, A. Zellner of near Bellville and Delno Zellner of Pittsburg, to mourn the loss of a mother and sister. Her husband died six years ago. Submitted by Carrol Ann.  [unknown paper:  30 July 1903]

Bierly, Mrs. John (nee Zellner) -- Mrs. John Bierly, nee Zellner, died at her home near Forest Hall school house Monday morning in her 65th. year.  She had a paralytic stroke on Tuesday of last week but was able to be around again until Thursday when she received another stroke from which she never rallied.  Mrs. Bierly was a member of the United Brethren church for many years.  Funeral services were held at Worthington Chapel conducted by Rev. Fisher of Bellville.  She leaves one daughter, one brother, Geo. Zellner, of Mansfield, one sister, Mrs. Euna Smith of Bellville, one half-sister, Mrs. Olandus Snyder of near Newville, two half-brothers, A. Zellner of near Bellville, and Delno Zellner of Pittsburg, to mourn the loss of a mother and sister.  Her husband died six years ago.  --  [Bellville Messenger:  23 July 1903, Vol. 11, No. 29]

Biestline, Joseph

Biestline, Joseph -- We have the sad duty to perform the chronicling of another suicide.  About six o'clock Thursday evening, Mr. Joseph Biestline, living about one mile west of Plymouth was found hanging in his barn.  The particulars of the sad occurrences are as follows:  In the morning he complained of not feeling well, and said he would not work that day, but would go to see a neighbor who was ill.  From there he went to the barn, where he laid off his cap, placing a note in it which he had written that morning before leaving the house.  He used a rope about seven feet long;  his hands were found tied behind him, and the rope was adjusted that the knot came at the side of his neck.  He fell about four feet.  It is thought the deed was done about 9 o'clock.  Not coming home at noon, one of the children was sent to the woods where he had been chopping, but he was not there.  In the evening he was found by his wife in the barn as above.  The note left by him read as follows:  "Love to my dearly beloved wife.  Love to my children;  love God and obey your mother.  My love to all my neighbors, I love them all.  My mind has always been very weak.  If I live much longer I am afraid I will be a great deal of trouble to my family and my neighbors.  I have faith in God.  I hope you will forgive me for this.  I can't help it."  The affair is a sad one.  He was about 47 years of age, and leaves a wife and four small children, who have the sympathy of the entire community in this their sad affliction.  --  [Bellville Star:  08 March 1883, Vol. 6, No. 23 as reprinted from the Plymouth Advertiser]

Bigalow, Margaret -- d. 9/19/1867 at Wadsworth, OH;  70y;  b. Bourbon, KY;  cause:  old age;  res.  Wadsworth, OH  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Bigbee, Homer L.

Bigbee, Mrs. George -- Bellville.  Mrs. George Bigbee, an old resident of Perry Township, was buried Sunday.  --  [Bellville Star:  03 July 1884, Vol. 7, No. 40]

Bigelow, Anna Maria

Bigelow, Perkins -- Dr. Perkins Bigelow, whose serious sickness has been a matter of deep concern to the people of this city for the past four weeks, died at 7:30 o'clock last evening.  His death was the result of nervous exhaustion, superinduced perhaps by neuralgia and a partial paralysis of the eye.  Dr. Bigelow was born at Marlboro, N.H., November 11, 1814, and at his death was in his 79th. year.  The boyhood days of Dr. Bigelow were spent on his father's farm until he reached his 18th. year.  He left the farm and for eight years was a dry goods clerk at the home of his youth and at Newark, Ohio.  In 1841 he accompanied a colony of Newark people as far west as Arkansas and the Cherokee nation, but because of sickness he was compelled to return to Newark, where he began the study of medicine.  Dr. Bigelow came to Mansfield in 1847 and engaged in the drug business at the corner of Third and Main Streets, where he continued to do business until he retired, some five years since.  He was numbered with the first citizens of Mansfield from the time of his arrival, and in the early 50's he served two terms as Mayor.  His life was one of rare usefulness and his active interest in all enterprises for the good of our city will be a lasting monument to his worth as a man and citizen.  It was during his term as Mayor that Central park became a beautiful breathing spot and every man, woman and child in this city will bear witness to the wisdom of his course in this matter as well as in all other things concerning the welfare of Mansfield.  The deceased leaves a wife, Mrs. Maria Palmer Bigelow, to whom he was married at Zanesville, Ohio, in 1846, and two children, Mrs. Kate Noble, of Akron, and N.P. Bigelow, of this city.  The funeral will take place from his late residence, at the corner of Third and Mulberry Streets, at 4 o'clock (standard time), Saturday afternoon, Rev. Davies of the Episcopal church, will officiate at the residence, while the Mansfield Masonic Lodge will conduct the services at the cemetery.  The deceased had long been a member of the Episcopal church.  Dr. Bigelow's only brother, Joseph Bigelow, died at the old homestead in New Hampshire about a year ago, while Mrs. C.B. Carter, an only and invalid sister, resides at Fitchburg, Mass.  The following relatives of the family from a distance will attend the funeral:  Mrs. Perkins, of Canton, Mrs. Hugo Schumacher, of Akron, and Willis G. Bowland and wife of Columbus.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  05 August 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 11]

Bigler, Norma Iona -- Spring Mills.  Emma Dangle, of Wheeling, W. Va., and Mr. Bigler, arrived here last Monday to attend the funeral of Miss Norma Bigler.  --  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  16 December 1898, Vol. 14, No. 103]

Bigler, Norma Iona -- Spring Mills.  The Reaper Death has visited our community and taken away one of our fairest flowers.  Norma Iona Bigler was born Oct. 11, 1885, and died Dec. 10, 1898.  Norma will be sadly missed at home, school and in the community, where her sweet disposition had won the hearts of all who knew her.  She was a kind and dutiful daughter, a loving sister and an obedient scholar, setting a good example for all.  Along the crowded path they bore her pure as the newly fallen snow that covered it whose day had been as fleeting and the old church yard received her in its quiet shade.  The family have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement.  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  16 December 1898, Vol. 14, No. 103]

Bigney, Nettie Caroline -- 63Y;  d. 12/1/1956 at daughter's home, near Ashley, OH  [MNJ 12/2/1956]

Bilestine, ---- -- d. 1/6/1870 at Mansfield;  no age listed;  b. Mansfield;  c/o P. & Eliza Bilestine;  cause:  fever;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Bilestine, Adam -- Shooting himself in the mouth, the ball passing through his head, Adam Bilestine, aged 62, committed suicide Sunday afternoon at his home in Mansfield.  He had been ill for some time.  He left no word for his relatives.  He was well supplied with money.  Coroner Bushnell finding about $1000 in the man's trunk.  He had no family.  [Richland County Leader:  04 June 1920, Vol. 1, No. 26]

Bilestine, Jacob -- bur. 1/14/1874 at Mansfield Cem.;  73y;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 January 1875]

Bilestine, Margaret -- Mrs. Margaret Bilestine, of 260 West Fourth Street, died Wednesday evening about 6 o'clock.  The deceased was 84 years of age and the cause of her death was a complication of diseases brought on by old age.  Mrs. Bilestine has been a resident of this city for many years, having come from Germany when but a young woman.  Her husband, Jacob Bilestine, died about thirty years ago and since that time she has been making her home with her children on West Fourth Street.  Four children are now living, of whom Adam, Mary and Kate are of this city, and Mrs. Wheatro, of Kunkel, O.  No definite funeral arrangements have yet been made but will be arranged upon the arrival of Mrs. Wheatro.  [Mansfield News:  02 May 1901, Vol. 17, No. 49]

Bilestine, Jacob -- bur. 4/16/1875 at Mansfield Cem.;  49y;  res. Madison Twp.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 January 1876]

Billings, Jane -- bur. 1/31/1874 at Mansfield Cem.;  92y, 3m;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 January 1875]

Billingsley, John Thomas -- 61Y;  d. 6/21/1955 at Wooster, OH (heart attack);  b. 12/30/1893 at St. Clairsville, OH;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 6/22/1955]

Billow, Adam -- On Monday morning last, Adam Billow, editor and proprietor of the Crestline Advocate, died after a lingering illness.  he was the founder of the Advocate, the first paper published in Crestline.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  27 May 1876]

Billow, Adam -- Editor and proprietor of the Crestline Advocate, was born in Perry County, Pa., May 8th., A.D., 1821, and died May 22d., A.D. 1876, aged 55 years and 14 days.  Mr. Billow received a fair English education in his early life, and for some years was employed as bookkeeper in some of the Pennsylvania iron works.  In 1854, he commenced merchandizing, and in 1857 moved to Leesville, Crawford County, Ohio, to engage in the grocery and provision trade in which he continued a year or two.  Having the NEWS press then on hand, we tried to persuade him to commence the publication of a paper in Crestline, and in course of several weeks, he accepted of our proposal, purchased our old press, and soon after commenced the publication of the Advocate, though like we in Shelby, with many misgivings at first.  There had been a paper published in Crestline about eight years before, but that was moved to Shelby, and after a year's trial at each place, it ceased.  Mr. Billow, however, soon began to increase his office and built up a very prosperous business getting a new press and enlarging his establishment.  He seemed peculiarly fitted to conduct a country press.  He was original and vivacious, fearless and bold in his utterances, and thus always had something in his paper the people wanted to read whether they liked it or not.  In private life and conversation he was pleasant and agreeable;  but in his columns oftimes scathing and severe.  He leaves a wife, two sons and two daughters surviving him.  The Advocate will in all probability go on as usual, under charge of his son.  Funeral services were held in the Lutheran church, conducted by the pastor Rev. H.K. Fenner, after which his remains were deposited in Crestline cemetery.  [Shelby Independent News:  08 June 1876, Vol. 8, No. 33]

Billow, Anna Susan (Ensminger)

Billow, Laura

Billstein, Moses -- Death, in its never ceasing harvest once more has invaded our midst and garnered his sheaf of life in the person of one of our aged and most highly respected residents.  Moses Billstein, who was called to cross the Great Divide to join those who had passed on before and to await the coming of other beloved ones in the grand family reunion, when all have fulfilled their mission in this span of life and joined the pilgrims in the next step in their pilgrimage to the fountain of everlasting life.  Although not being in the best of health for the past few years, his death came as a surprise at his home on North Street, Tuesday afternoon, having up until a few hours previous been feeling as well as ordinarily.  Mr. Billstein was a man well advanced in life, having attained the ripe age of 80 years.  He was a very active man, and was widely known throughout this section of Ohio, as his vocation, that of a stock and wool buyer, took him into many homes, where he was always greeted with much hospitality.  Funeral services were held from his late home Thursday forenoon, and the burial, which was made in the family lot in Greenlawn Cemetery, was made with Masonic honors, he being a member of the local lodge and in point of years its most aged member.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser:  07 November 1914, Vol. 61, No. 51]

Billstein, Sarah -- This community was deeply grieved and shocked Wednesday morning by word received from Chicago announcing the death of Miss Sarah Billstein, daughter of our venerable townsman, Moses Billstein, which occurred at the home of her sister, Mrs. E.J. Stransky, in the above city, at an early hour, on the above morning, to which place she had gone early in October to take treatment for cancer of the stomach.  Deceased was a lady of much intelligence, and was well known throughout this section, having with the exception of a few years, spent all her life in Plymouth, where she was always greatly respected as a citizen and member of social circles.  The sympathy of our entire population goes out to the aged and bereaved father, brother and sisters.  The remains were brought here Thursday and the funeral services were held from the home corner North and Portner Streets, this (Friday) morning at 10 o'clock.  [Plymouth Advertiser:  03 January 1914, Vol. 61, No. 7]

Billstein, Stella -- When death comes and takes the one next to us, as it were, and we see the vacant place which as the days go by is vacant still, we struggle to realize the thing that has happened.  We taste the loneliness the like of which is found no otherwhere and we can think, night or day of nothing but the loss of the one whom we saw so recently beside us.  As the face and form pass into a remembrance, that which is the real substance after all, comes out in clear relief and lives to fill our hearts.  Miss Billstein, who passed from this life on the last day of the old year was born in Plymouth;  went to school in Plymouth;  taught in Plymouth, and spent much of her life there.  This is not in itself remarkable, but that she should have become a woman of such high mental attainments, such vigor of thought and feeling, such reliable judgment and such a capable business woman through her own and to some extent unaided efforts is not less than wonderful, and when in company with all this and through all the stress of business life in a city, amid all the blows dealt at sentiment, she should have preserved a heart so gentle that no human creature nor dumb animal ever appealed to it in vain, adds to the wonder.  --  [Plymouth Advertiser:  17 January 1914, Vol. 61, No. 9]

Binehour, Mrs. Simon -- Mrs. Simon Binehour died after four hours' illness at the residence of her husband, four miles northwest of the city, Saturdy morning at 3 o'clock.  Her funeral took place at 10 o'clock Monday, and her remains were interred at Clay Church graveyard.  [Mansfield Herald:  24 January 1889]

Binehowen, Simon

Binehower, Mrs. -- Saturday.  Mrs. Binehower, who lived four miles north of the city, in Franklin Township, died this morning at 3 o'clock and the funeral will be held at Clay church tomorrow at 10 a.m.  Services will be conducted by Rev. Dr. H.L. Wiles.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  26 January 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 36]

Bingham, Sarah A. -- Miss Sarah A. Bingham, aged 79 years, died this morning at the residence of A.C. Cummins, on Park Avenue West.  Miss Bingham has been a resident of this city and vicinity for nearly 70 years, and a member of the families of the late A.S. Newman and A.C. Cummins for nearly half a century.  She was among the very oldest residents of our city, and was well and favorably known by many of our old citizens.  In early life she became a member of the M.E. church and ever afterwards was an exemplary, zealous and most devout Christian.  Her rare good sense, her goodness of heart and her many Christian virtues will long be remembered and cherished by those who knew her best.  Funeral service were held this afternoon at 4 o'clock at the residence of A.C. Cummins, on Park Avenue West, and on tomorrow her remains will be taken to La Grange, Ind. for interment.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 April 1892]

Bingner, Henry -- Monday.  Henry Bingner died at his home in Steubenville, Saturday night, at the age of 78 years.  The remains and also those of the deceased's wife were brought to this city at 1:10 this afternoon and interred in the Mansfield Cemetery.  Mr. Bingner leaves five children, three daughters and two sons:  Mrs. J.C. Lindsey, Mrs. G.M. Kemp, Mrs. Samuel Burson and Samuel Bingner, all of this city, and a son who lives in Denver.  [Richland Shield & Banner (Mansfield, Richland Co., Ohio):  04 November 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 24]

Bininger, Addy -- d. 10/26/1868 at Perry Twp.;  1y, 2d;  b. Perry Twp.;  d/o Wm. & Rebecca Bininger;  white;  cause:  inflammation;  res. Perry Twp.  [Richland County Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Binney, ---- -- The 7-weeks-old child of Mr. & Mrs. A.L. Binney, of Glessner Avel, died Saturday morning at 11 o'clock.  Funeral Sunday at 1 p.m.   [Mansfield News:  12 August 1899]

Birch, James L. -- James L. Birch, formerly of this city (Mansfield), died at his home in St. Louis Thursday morning, after an illness of several months.  He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Bridget Birch of this city;  by his wife and two sons, and by two brothers, Charles and Amos Birch, of this city.  The body arrived in Mansfield this afternoon and was taken to the home of John Niman of 245 W. Fourth Street.  Funeral arrangements will be announced later.  [Mansfield News Journal:  01 March 1912]

Bird, Charley -- Two persons, a Miss Adams, aged between 50 and 60, and an 8-year old boy, named Charley Bird, were asphyxiated by gas from a gas stove, at 69 West Fourth Street, Mansfield, last Thursday night.  They were both found on the same bed with their clothes on the next day and it is supposed they only laid down to rest and fell asleep with the above result, as they were the only occupants of the house at the time.  --  [Worthington Enterprise:  18 September 1890, Vol. II, No. 42]  *A more extensive article regarding this accident can be found in the 20 September 1890 edition of the Richland Shield & Banner.

Bird, Emma K. -- Emma K. Bird, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. William Bird, died at Mansfield, Ohio, at 7 a.m., November 15, 1884, aged 20 years, 6 months and 22 days. The funeral took place from the residence of her parents at No. 93 South Main Street, Mansfield, Ohio, Monday, November 17th., at 2 o'clock p.m. [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 20 November 1884, Vol. 35, No. 1]

Bird, Emma K. -- Miss Emma K. Bird, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. William Bird, of 93 South Main Street, died at seven o'clock on the morning of the 15th. inst. of typhoid pneumonia, after a brief illness, aged 90 years, 6 months and 22 days.  The funeral took place on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock.   [Mansfield Democrat:  22 November 1884]

Bird, Louis -- bur. 2/21/1876 at Mansfield Cem.;  1m, 20d;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 January 1877]

Bird, Mrs. William -- Tuesday -- Mrs. William Bird died at her home, 154 South Main Street at 1 o'clock this afternoon. The arrangements for the funeral have not been determined. Later in the same paper ... Wednesday -- The funeral services of Mrs. William Bird will be held at the residence Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The burial will be private. -- [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 14 March 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 44]

Bird, Sharpless E. -- After an illness of several months and following an unconscious condition that had lasted several days, Sharpless E. Bird died Monday evening, March 29 at 9 o'clock.  Sharpless E. Bird, son of the late William Bird, was born Dec. 20, 1844, and spent the whole of his life in this city.  He was married July 4, 1869, to Miss Elizabeth Vonhof, daughter of Louis Vonhof.  To them were born five children, of whom two daughters, Ollie and Jennie are living.  For a number of years he was landlord of the old St. James hotel and for a number of years has been the landlord of the Vonhof.  In addition to the management of the hotel, Mr. Bird was for a number of years engaged in the hardware and queensware trade as proprietor of the store now owned by Guthrie, Cru__mey & Hine.  He was also president of the Mansfield Gas Light company and president of the Mansfield Electric Light and Power company.  Mr. Bird was a Mason of many years standing, a member of the blue lodge, as also of Mansfield Commandery, Knights Templar.  He was also a member of Mansfield Lodge No. 56, B.P.O.E.  Though not of robust health for a number of years past, Mr. Bird was active in business, giving his attention to his varied business interests with great assiduity and during the past year superintended the erection of the splendid Bird building which occupies the greater part of the site of the old Wiler House.  While not of demonstrative nature, Mr. Bird was of a genial and companionable disposition and was highly esteemed by a large circle of acquaintances.  As a citizen he was public spirited and ever ready to do his full share for the advancement of the welfare of the city and without ostentation dispensed numerous charities.  Though a comparatively young man, and always seeming younger than he was, he for many years has been classed among Mansfield's energetic, progressive citizens and by his death the city and community loses a valued resident.  [Semi-Weekly News:  30 March 1897, Vol. 13, No. 26]  *An additional obituary appears in the 02 April 1897 edition of the Semi-Weekly News (Vol. 13, No. 27).  If you are researching this line, you can request a photocopy from the Mansfield/Richland Co. Public Library for a small fee.

Bird, Sharpless E., Jr. -- The home circle of S.E. & Lizzie Bird was again made lonesome by the death of their infant son, Sharpless Bird, Jr., aged one year and five months, last Friday afternoon.  The remains were followed to the cemetery Sunday afternoon by a large circle of friends and sympathizing citizens.  [Ohio Liberal:  31 July 1878]

Bird, Sharpless E., Jr. -- bur. 7/26/1878 at Mansfield Cem., brain fever;  1y, 5m  [Ohio Liberal:  07 August 1878]

Bird, William -- William Bird, aged 82, one of our most prominent citizens, died at his residence on South Main Street, at 12:30 this morning, of apoplexy.  Mr. Bird was around as usual yesterday, but during the afternoon complained of feeling badly and retired to his room.  He rapidly grew worse until shortly after midnight, when he peacefully slept his life away.  Mr. Bird was born in Shamokin, Penn., in 1809, and removed with his family to this county in 1866.  He was well and favorably known by all the old residents of the city and county and has been for many years a familiar figure in the community.  His death adds another to the long list of venerable citizens who have passed away within a short time and warns us of the flight of years.  He leaves a wife, eight sons and four daughters to mourn his death.  On account of a number of the relatives living, at a distance the funeral services will be held at the residence next Monday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, Rev. D.J. Meese, officiating, after which the remains will be interred in the Mansfield Cemetery.  -- [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 May 1891, Vol. LXXIII, No. 51]

Bird, William -- The funeral services of the late William Bird were held at the family residence on South Main Street, at 2 o'clock this afternoon, Rev. D.J. Meese officiating.  A large number of relatives and friends from abroad were present, among them the following:  Mrs. Robert Burns, a daughter of the deceased, of McPherson, Kansas;  Mrs. Henry Talmage, a sister, of Mt. Gilead [Morrow Co., Ohio]; Wm. Bird, son, accompanied by his wife, Charles C. Bird, son, accompanied by his wife, Burgess McElroy and wife, Daniel and Bessie Bird, grandchildren, and Daniel Bird, all of Mt. Vernon [Knox Co., Ohio],  Mrs. McCracken and Mrs. M. Talmage, Mt. Gilead;  A. Bird, accompanied by a son and daughter, and Monnie Bird and wife, Lucas;  Mrs. Braden and sister, Canton;  W.K. Bruce and Mr. & Mrs. Swingley, Mt. Gilead;  John Simpson and wife, Bellville.  The funeral was a very large one.  The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful.  -- [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 May 1891, Vol. LXXIII, No. 51]

Bird, William E. -- Wm. E. Bird, the gentleman who has been at the St. James for the past few months under treatment for cancer, died on Tuesday evening, and his remains were on Wednesday taken to the depot under escort of members of the Masonic order of this city, to be taken to Memphis, Tenn., his late place of residence.  He leaves a devoted wife and daughter to mourn their loss.  Mr. Bird was a cousin of Mr. S. Bird of the St. James.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  05 December 1874]

Birely, "Mother" -- Independence.  Old Mother Birely was buried at Easterly Church last Sunday, being 77 years old.  Services were conducted by Rev. Hoffenhines, of which she was a consistent member for over forty years.  --  [Bellville Star:  30 August 1883, Vol. 6, No. 48]

Birmelin, Fred J.  -- Fred J. Birmelin, who had his back broken Saturday afternoon at the Aultman-Taylor company's boiler shop, died Monday a.m. at 6:30 o'clock at his home on Harker Street.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  39 March 1898, Vol. 14, No. 25]

Birmelin, George -- George Birmelin, 71, of 918 Belmont Ave., died Sunday following an extended illness.  He was born Aug. 24, 1888, in Mansfield where he spent his entire life.  He had been a foreman in the machine shop at Empire-Reeves Steel Corp. for 37 years, retiring in March 1958.  He was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran church.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Augusta Bell Birmelin; four sons, Russell, Robert, Edward and Paul; two daughters, Mrs. Edward Corey and Mrs. Delmar Heichel; 10 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; a brother, Charles, and two sisters, Mrs. Fred Eichler and Mrs. Elizabeth Schutera, all of Mansfield.  The body is at the Wappner Funeral Home where services will be conducted Wednesday at 3:30 p. m. by his pastor, the Rev. Andrew Rolik.  Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park.  Friends may call at the funeral home starting this evening.  Submitted by Steve B.  [Mansfield News-Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) Monday, January 11, 1960 p5, col4]

Birmelin, Nellie – MRS. NELLIE BIRMELIN DIES – Mrs. Nellie Bonnie Smith Birmelin, 72, widow of Frederick G. Birmelin, 479 North Mulberry St., died in Mansfield General Hospital early Friday morning following a brief illness. Mrs. Birmelin was born in Norfolk, Va., Dac. 29, 1895 and had lived in Mansfield for the past 63 years. She was a member of the First English Lutheran Church, the Third Division Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary and the Golden Age Club. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. C. H. Walter, 215 North McElroy Rd.; one son, Frederick C. Birmelin, Galion; one grandson; sister, Mrs. Richard Bellamy of Bellevue, and a brother, William Smith of Norwalk. A daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Marfia, preceeded [sic] her in death. Funeral services will be conducted in the J. H. Finefrock and Sons Funeral Home Monday at 10 a.m., by Dr. Warren C. Johnson, pastor of the First English Lutheran Church. Interment in Mansfield Cemetery. Friends may call in the Funeral Home after one o’clock Sunday afternoon. [Mansfield News Journal, 26 April 1968, p. 13]

Birmingham, David -- 69, former Mansfielder;  died at Long Lake, MI;  burial at Mansfield Cemetery.  [full obituary - Mansfield News Journal:  22 August 1958]

Birmingham, Edward -- Tuesday.  The funeral of Edward Birmingham, the young man accidentally killed on Sunday near Spring Mill, took place today at 10 o'clock, interment in the Mansfield cemetery.  Dr. Wiles officiated at the funeral.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  19 January 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 35]

Birmingham, Edward -- Bellville.  Edward Birmingham, an Irishman, aged about 24 years, was accidentally shot and killed on Sunday afternoon on the Crooks farm 4 miles north of Mansfield.  --  [Bellville Star:  17 January 1889, Vol. 12, No. 16]

Birmingham, Edward -- Dr. H.L. Wiles conducted the funeral services of Edward Birmingham Tuesday morning who was accidentally killed at John Smith's Sunday.  The township trustees will bear the expense.  [Mansfield Herald:  17 January 1889]

Birmingham, Edward -- On the Crooks farm out the Spring Mill road about four miles, where John Smith resides, Sunday afternoon about 3:30, during the absence of the family, Ed Birmingham, hired hand, William Guilliat, 16-year-old step-son of Smith, and John Crooks, son of Alexander Crooks, got into a friendly scuffle.  Birmingham picked up and pointed a shotgun, the hammer being raised, at Guilliat, who tried to take it away from him.  In doing so Guilliat put his finger on the trigger and in the struggle the gun went off, Birmingham receiving the charge in his right side.  After the injured man was carried in the house, assistance was summoned and by 4:45 Dr. H.L. Hall was present.  By this time, however, Birmingham was dead.  Birmingham was a tramp, aged 24, who was given employment in the fall, and being of a kindly disposition was allowed to remain during the winter working for his board.  He claimed to come from New York.  The funeral will probably take place today.  [Mansfield Herald:  17 January 1889]

Bisel, ---- -- Bellville.  The 2-year-old son of Clem Bisel, east of town, fell in the spring and was drowned Sunday afternoon.  The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Interment at Four Corner's church.  --  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  28 June 1898, Vol. 14, No. 54]

Bisel, ---- -- Butler.  An infant child of Mr. & Mrs. C.L. Bisel west of town died early Friday morning, and will be buried Sunday.  [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield:  13 February 1909]

Bisel, Lorin Gilbert

Bisel, Samuel -- DIED -- SAMUEL BISEL was born September 11th., 1799;  died July 22nd., 1876, aged 76 years, 10 months and 11 days.  The deceased was an old citizen of Perry Township, Richland County, and was followed to the grave by a large concourse of relatives and friends.  -- G.I.C.  -- [Bellville Weekly:  28 July 1876, Vol. V, No. 17]

Bisell, Abraham -- BISELL -- On Tuesday morning, November 21st., 1870, ABRAHAM BISELL, aged about sixty two years. He was a member of Co. H, 64th. Reg't., O.V.I. [SHELBY INDEPENDENT NEWS: 24 November 1870, Vol. 3, No. 4]

Bish, Everett H. - Everett H. Bish, 75, of 528 Ashland Rd., retired employee of the Mansfield Tire & Rubber Co., died Monday afternoon in Mansfield Memorial Homes after an extended illness.   Mr. Bish was born in Findlay on Jan. 18, 1902, and lived here most of his life. He retired from Mansfield Tire 10 years ago.   He was past president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, a former member of the Loyal Order of Moose and attended the Lincoln Heights Gospel Chapel.   Surviving are his wife Mrs. Mamie (Santonas) Bish, one son, Donald of Jacksonville, Fla., and four grandchildren.   Services will be conducted at the Finefrock Funeral Home Thursday at 1:30 p.m. by Fred Holdsworth of the Lincoln Heights gospel Chapel. Burial will be in Mansfield Memorial Park. Friends may call Wednesday afternoon and evening Submitted by Linda & Shirley. Typed by Bev Craig. (Mansfield News Journal: Tuesday, 29 November 1977, p. 5)

Bishop, ---- -- bur. 9/1886 at Mansfield Cem., cholera infantum;  10d  [Mansfield Herald:  21 October 1886]

Bishop, ---- -- SPRING MILLS -- James Bishop buried his daughter Monday, Mar. 16. -- [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 21 March 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 45]

Bishop, Clyde -- Monday.  Clyde, the 3-years-old son of Marshal David Bishop, of Shelby, died at that place at 5:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  10 December 1892]

Bishop, Jessie -- 68Y;  d. 4/24/1956 at Mansfield Gen. Hosp.;  b. at Galion, OH:  Mansfield resident 1909-1956;  wid/o Floyd W.;  bur. Mansfield Cem.  [MNJ 4/25/1956]

Bishop, John -- DIED, Near Ontario, Aug. 25, aged 83 years and six months, John Bishop.  The funeral of the deceased took place Aug. 26 conducted by the Rev. G.M. Kemp.  He was born in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, and came with his parents to Ohio when he was one year old.  When he was about fourteen years old, he came to Richland County and has lived in Richland and Knox Counties ever since, with the exception of three years spent in Missouri.  He was twice married, first to Zenith Delong and second to Abigail Gant.  His first marriage was in 1824 and the second in 1841.  The fruits of these marriages were twenty-one children, thirteen sons and eight daughters.  Eight by the first wife and thirteen by the second.  Ten sons and four daughters survive him.  He has seventy-three grandchildren, forty-five great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.  He was a life long member of the Christian church and lived and died a devoted disciple of Christ, faithful as a husband, affectionate to his children and respected by his neighbors.  He was a man of convictions and never sacrificed them for pecuniary advantage.  On the contrary he sacrificed much of this world's goods in order that he might enjoy peacefully his political and religious preferences.  A staunch Republican and patriotic unionist, he removed to a neighborhood where he could freely express his convictions without molestation.  A large concourse of friends followed his remains to their last resting place.  --  [Mansfield Weekly News:  01 September 1887, Vol. 3, No. 40]

Bishop, Mrs. -- Bloominggrove.  Mrs. Bishop died Friday night at the home of her son, Samuel Bishop, three miles south of the village.  She was between 75 and 80 years of age, was a respected citizen and a good neighbor.  She leaves five sons and two daughters.  The funeral was held in the M.E. Church at Bloominggrove, Sunday, services conducted by Dr. McFarland, assisted by the Rev. Gay, of Ontario.  [Semi-Weekly News:  05 February 1879, Vol. 13, No. 11]

Bishop, Mrs. John -- The wife of John Bishop, who lives on the Crestline road about five miles west of town, died Monday afternoon.  The funeral services took place Wednesday at 10 o'clock a.m., at the house.  Interment at the U.P. Church in Ontario.  --  [Mansfield Herald:  31 December 1885, Vol. 36, No. 7]

Bishop, Nancy -- Tuesday.  Nancy Bishop, wife of Joseph Bishop, of this city, died last Saturday and was buried yesterday afternoon.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. N.S. Albright.  The deceased was 58 years old.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  13 September 1890, Vol. LXXIII, No. 17]

Bishop, William -- Wednesday.  Wm. Bishop, formerly of Newville, but later a resident of North East Diamond street, died at his home yesterday afternoon, aged about 70 years.  The deceased was a member of Co. F., 82d. regiment O.V.I., during the late war and all old soldiers and members of McLaughlin Post are requested by the Commander to meet at G.A.R. Hall at 2 p.m. tomorrow to attend the funeral.  --  [Richland Shield & Banner:  02 August 1890, Vol. LXXIII, No. 11]

Bissman, Charley -- Charley, son of P. Bissman, died Saturday morning of diphtheria, aged 7 years. The funeral took place Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 11 December 1884, Vol. 35, No. 4]

Bissman, Charlie L. -- bur. 3/19/1875 at Mansfield Cem.;  11d;  res. Mansfield  [Richland Shield & Banner:  15 January 1876]

Bissman, Harry -- Harry Bissman, son of Mr. & Mrs. Peter Bissman, died Wednesday night, of diphtheria. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 01 January 1885, Vol. 35, No. 7]

Bissman, Helen Augusta Foltz -- w/o John J.;  burial at Mansfield Cemetery.   [full obituary -- Mansfield News Journal 8/25/1958]

Bissman, Jacob -- bur. 3/1888 at Mansfield Cem., paralysis;  53y, 3m, 13d  [Mansfield Herald:  31 January 1889]

Bissman, Jacob -- Elizabeth Bissman filed bond of $1,000 and was appointed guardian of Albert, Wilbur and Harmon Bissman, ages 14, 11 and 5 years, respectively, children of Jacob Bissman, deceased.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  10 October 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 20]

Bissman, Jacob, Jr. -- d. 2/3/1871 at Mansfield, lung fever;  2y, 7m, 5d;  b. at Mansfield;  res.  4th. Ward Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Bissman, Lulu -- DIED -- In Mansfield, September 2d., LULU, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Peter P. Bissman, aged 10 years, 10 months and 12 days. The funeral took place from the residence of her parents, on West Market Street, on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 4th., at 4 o'clock. [MANSFIELD HERALD: 06 September 1883, Vol. 33, No. 42]

Bissman, Maglana -- d. 3/5/1872 of consumption at Mansfield;  33y, 4m, 5d;  b. Ashland, Ohio;  house keeper;  white;  res. Fourth Ward Mansfield  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Bissman, Mary L. -- d. 2/1885, lung fever;  6m, 1d;  bur. Mansfield Cem.   [Mansfield Herald:  07 January 1886]

Bissman, Michael -- BISSMAN -- At his residence on South Water street, in this city, on the morning of the 2d. inst., Michael Bissman, father of Jacob and Peter Bissman, aged 77 years, 4 months and 25 days.  [Ohio Liberal:  10 September 1884, Vol. 12, No. 22]

Bissman, Michael -- Michael Bissman died September 2, 1884, aged 77 years, 4 months and 25 days. He was born in Bermerrhien, Hesse Darmstadt near Worms, Germany. He emigrated to this country June 24, 1853, and arrived at Mansfield September 4, 1853, after a journey of 72 days on lad and water. This was the course before the days of steam ships. He was married to Louise Rhinehart to whom 9 children were born of which 4 now survive, namely Jacob Bissman and Peter Bissman, both now respected citizens of Mansfield, Catharine Bissman married to Valentine Sheriff and is now living in Ashland County near Haysville, Lena Bissman married to Geo. Schuster and now residing at Cleveland. The first of their children to depart from them was Gertrude, who died of typhoid fever the first year after landing in this country and is buried near Ashland. The second to leave was Mary, married to John Bauer, residing in Kansas. She is buried near Kansas City. George was next. He died in the army in one of the hospitals near Natchez, Mississippi. He was a member of Company F, first regiment Kansas Volunteers, and he participated in many a hard fought battle. Six hundred of his regiment were killed and wounded in the battle of Wilson Creek, Mo. Among those who fell was their gallant commander General Leyon. Henry Bissman, the oldest, died of yellow fever in Memphis, Tenn., in 1878, and is buried there. Phillip the youngest, who remained at the old homestead until his death, which is situated in Ashland County near Mifflin, died in 1879 of pneumonia and is buried in the Mansfield Cemetery. The father who now has departed to meet those who have gone before has lived on his farm for 27 years, struggling from year to year to support his family, meeting with fair success. He was buried from his late residence, No. 20 South Water Street, on Thursday last with all the children present, who followed him to his last resting place in the Mansfield Cemetery. He has been failing for the last two and one half years and the last year has become so helpless that he was a very great burden on the widow who now survives him one year his senior. Thus one by one the mighty army increases on the other side of the River. -- [THE MANSFIELD HERALD: 11 September 1884, Vol. 34, No. 43]

Bissman, Otto

Bissman, Philip -- bur. 5/24/1879 at Mansfield Cem., pneumonia;  29y, 11m  [Ohio Liberal:  09 July 1879]

Bistle, Catharine -- DIED -- On March 22, 1871, Mrs. CATHARINE BISTLE, widow of Abraham Bistle, deceased.  She was born in Frederick Co., Md., October 3, 1803, and died near Mt. Gilead, Morrow County, Ohio, March 22, 1871, aged 67 years, 5 months and 19 days.  She was on a visit to see one of her daughters at the time of her death.  Her remains were brought to Shelby, and laid in the Oakland Cemetery, there to wait the resurrection of the just.  [Shelby Independent News:  30 March 1871, Vol. 3, No. 22]

Bittinger, Hannah Sells -- Mrs. Hannah Sells Bittinger died yesterday at her home in Bellville after a lingering illness.  She was 76 years of age, and is survived by three brothers and a sister.  Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the Bellville Lutheran church, conducted by the Rev. J. Frank Marlatte.  Interment will be in the Perrysville cemetery. [The Mansfield News: Thursday, 5 June 1919]

Bittinger, Mary -- Wednesday -- Mrs. Bittinger died at her home on Bowman Street, Thursday, aged about 85 years. Funeral will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. [RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER: 07 November 1896, Vol. LXXIX, No. 26]

Bittinger, Mary -- Mrs. Mary Bittinger died at the home of her son-in-law, George Steel, at 616 North Bowman Street, Nov. 3, aged 86 years.  Funeral from her late residence at 1 o'clock Thursday afternoon.  The Rev. H.L. Wiles will preach the funeral sermon.  She leaves two daughters, Mrs. George Steel and Mrs. Daniel Black, and four sons, James, George, Daniel and John.  [Semi-Weekly News:  06 November 1896, Vol. 12, No. 90]

Bittinger, Mrs. Frank -- Mrs. Frank Bittinger died Saturday at her home seven miles southeast of the city near Mifflin at the age of 56 years.  She leaves a husband and eight children.  The funeral was held Monday at 2 p.m. from the United Brethren church at Mifflin.  Burial in the Zehner Cemetery.  [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield: 22 March 1909]

Bittner, ---- -- d. 3/6/1873 at Sandusky Twp.;  2d;  b. Sandusky Twp.;  c/o Jacob Bittner & Rachel Corman;  white;  no cause of death listed;  res. Sandusky Township  [Richland Co. Probate Court Record of Deaths]

Bittner, Theresa. - Theresa, the one-year-old daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Peter Bittner, died Thursday at the home of her parents, 12 Second avenue.  The funeral was held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Catholic church.  Submitted by Jean and Faye.  [The Mansfield News:  Friday, March 28, 1913]

Bixler, Lavina Van Dorn -- Mrs. Lavina Van Dorn Bixler was born April 25, 1823 in Washington township, Richland County, Ohio, and died Jan. 4, 1904, aged 80 years, 8 months and 9 days.  The deceased was united in marriage to Samuel Bixler March 28, 1844 and to them were born three children, the son Sherman W. Bixler, who now resides on the home farm, and two daughters, Mrs. Clara J. Drew of near Mt. Gilead, Morrow county, Ohio, and Mrs. Mary E. Walker of near Lexington, Ohio.  She also leaves four grandchildren, Mrs. Cora Whisler, Jennet Bixler and Charley and Orley Walker and one great-grandchild Lester Bixler.  She was the eldest of thirteen children born to Cornelius and Mary Wilkinson Van Dorn, seven of whom are still living to mourn their great loss.  She was a kind, tender, and loving mother and a true friend.  She united with the Methodist church in her girlhood days.  Being of a very domestic nature, she seldom went beyond her own circle of friends, relatives and neighbors.  Mother Bixler was very active and energetic, caring for herself as far as practicable and never allowing anyone to do for her what she could do for herself, although she greatly depended <<remaining portion illegible>>.   [Butler Enterprise:  15 January 1904]

Bixler, Samuel -- Bellville.  Another one of the pioneers of this vicinity ha been laid to rest.  Mr. Samuel Bixler after a long illness died last Saturday morning aged 72 years, 7 months and 29 days.  Mr. Bixler was born near Reisterstown, Baltimore County, Md., and moved to  this place in 1833, where he made his home till the time of his death.  The funeral took place from his late residence one mile southwest of Bellville on Monday at one o'clock and was conducted by Rev. Austin Philpott of the M.E. Church.  --  [Bellville Star:  02 December 1886, Vol. 10, No. 10]

Bixler, Samuel -- Died, on Saturday, November 27th., Samuel Bixler, aged 72 years, 7 months and 29 days.  The deceased was born in Frederick County, Md., March 28th., 1814, where he lived until he was 19 years old, when he came to Ohio with his parents.  They entered a quarter section of land near Johnsville.  While still a boy he served an apprenticeship of five years to a tailor.  In 1835 he walked back to Baltimore to visit his old home and friends and remained there two years.  After two years at home he paid another visit to his old home, this time going by stage.  In 1840 he returned and started a tailor shop in a building where the Armentrout and Rummel building now stands where he carried on a very successful business.  He was married to Lovina VanDorn, daughter of Cornealus VanDorn, in 1844 and bought the property which Rob't. Lanham now owns.  In 1850 he admitted Jackson Moore as a partner in his business and for 10 years they did business together when Mr. Bixler disposed of his interest to W.H. Elston.  He then bought the farm known as the Doty farm situated one mile south-west of Bellville and moved there hoping to improve his health.  Ten years ago his health failed him and he gave the management of his farm to his son-in-law, Mr. Edd Walker.  From that time on he did but little work but was too restless to remain at home without work, so but few days passed that he did not come to town if the weather permitted.  He made his last trip to town on election day in 1884.  From that time he was confined to the house nearly all the time.  Last August he was injured by a fall which prostrated him and confined him to his bed till the time of his death.  Every care and attention was paid to him to make his last years as comfortable as possible, by his family and many friends.  He leaves a wife and three children, one son and two daughters.  Mr. Bixler was always a kind and considerate husband and father, and an upright honest business man, doing by others as he would with to be done by, taking the bible as his guide through life, believing that his reward would be an eternal home.  --  [Bellville Star:  09 December 1886, Vol. 10, No. 11]

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