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Turn of the Century Deaths

Source for below: The Lawrenceburg Press
Thursday, Jan. 4, 1900 edition

"Mr. and Mrs. Will Knoebel of Culver, Ind., were here to attend the funeral of the former's mother, Mrs. Knoebel."

"The will of Anton Schneider has been probated. He leaves all his personal property and realty, estimated to be worth $25,000, to his wife, Mrs. Christina Schneider."

"Mabel Areta(?) Blasdel was born Aug. 28, 18?? and departed this life Dec. 7, 1899, aged 23 years,
3 months, 10 days.
At the age of 16 years she graduated from the public schools in district No. 6, Lawrenceburg township, and on her 18th birthday passed successfully the examination for license to teach in the common schools of Dearborn county, after which she taught for three years in succession.
She was converted to Christ during the revival meeting at the Presbyterian church in the winter of '95, afterward uniting with the M.E. church at Bright and ever rested upon the promises of God, reading his word daily and talking with her intimate friends of the joy and comfort she found therein.
She was married to James Sykes June 10, 1896. Two children were born to them. The bereaved husband has the deepest sympathy of many friends in this hour of greatest sorrow.
Mabel was of a kind and loving disposition which endeared her to all who knew her. She was an obedient daughter and a faithful friend.
NOTE: A portion of the rest of the obituary is missing.

"Mrs. Harriet Lake was born July 28, 1811, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fannie Newby, at Indianapolis Dec. 28, 1899, after an illness of seven weeks. Mrs. Lake's maiden name was Kimball. She was thrice married and the greater part of her long and eventful life was spent in Wilmington and vicinity. Mrs. Lake was one of the pioneers of this county. After the death of her late husband, which occurred at Harrison nearly four years ago, she made her home with her daughter at Indianapolis, where the closing years of her life were passed peacefully and quietly, filled with the loving care and thoughtful ministrations of those around her. The funeral services were held on Friday afternoon at her late home, conducted by Rev. W.B. Grimes of the M.E. church, and the remains were interred in Mt. Sinai cemetery by those of her first husband, James Richardson. She leaves five children--Mrs. Eliza Mulvaney of Farmland, Mrs. Fannie Newby of Indianapolis, Aman Richardson, Mrs. Mollie Brown of Los Angeles, Cal., and T.W. Hillman of Redlands, Cal."

"Captain David Lostutter, ex-county clerk, died Thursday night of Bright's disease at his home in Aurora, aged 62. Captain Lostutter had been a resident of Aurora 30 years. For many years he was cashier and bookkeeper for T. & J. W. Gaff & Co. In 1894 he was elected county clerk on the Republican ticket, and held the office the full term. He served three years in the civil war. The funeral was held at his late residence Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. A.Q. Davis of the Episcopal church, assisted by Rev. S.E. Davis of the Baptist church."

"Mrs. H.H. Miller has returned from Templeton, Ind., where she went to attend the funeral of her son, Charles Guard, who died quite suddenly from blood poison, the result of a slight injury to his hand. Mr. Guard moved from here about eight years ago. He leaves a wife and five children."

Source: The Recorder, Rising Sun
Fri., Jan. 5, 1900 edition
"In Aurora, December 28, Captain David Lostutter, aged 62 years, of Brights disease. He served three years in the union army, enlisting at Rising Sun. For many years he was engaged in business in Rising Sun, but for thirty years had lived in Aurora, and was book keeper of the Distillery there; afterwards he served four years as Clerk of Dearborn county. He was a genial man and good citizen. He leaves a wife and one son."

Source for below: The Lawrenceburg Press
Thurs., Dec. 20, 1900 edition

"J.O. McCormick, city editor of the Xenia (O) Gazette, came here Monday to be present at the burial of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Harriet L. Chew."

"Little Reba Sidle died of diptheritic croup Saturday at the home of her grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, at Shreve, O. Her aunt, Mrs. Mark Glennon, was at her bedside when she passed away. Reba was a bright child and a general favorite here with every one who knew her. The sympathy of all friends goes out to Mr. and Mrs. Sidle in their hour of grief and bereavement."

"Mrs. Elizabeth Diller, widow of the late Adam Diller, died Sunday at her home in Indianapolis, aged 72. The Diller family lived in Lawrenceburg previous to moving to Indianapolis 25 years ago."

'Treasurer Fangman Dead.'
"County Treasurer Fangman, whose long illness has been previously mentioned, died at an early hour Tuesday morning at his home on Charlotte street. His death was unexpected by his friends about town, for on Sunday he was able to take a street car ride and was apparently in better condition than he had been for several months.
John Henry Fangman was born on March 25, 1844, in Kelso township, this county. His parents emigrated from Oldenburg, Germany, in 1832, and settled on the farm on which Mr. Fangman was born and reared and lived until December, 1898, when he moved with his family to Lawrenceburg.
Mr. Fangman was elected trustee of Kelso township in 1880, re-elected in 1882, and after a lapse of two years was again elected in 1886 and re-elected last month. His honesty in both official and private life was never questioned.
In 1867 Mr. Fangman was united in marriage with Theresa L.Lang, and to them were born three sons and four daughters, all living.
He was a sucessful farmer, which vocation he followed until he was elected county treasurer. Although confined to his home the greater part of the time during the past two years, he bore his afflictions with remarkable patience.
The funeral will take place in St. Lawrence church tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock."

Source: The Recorder, Rising Sun
Fri., Dec. 21, 1900 edition
"At Lawrenceburg, the death of County Treasurer Henry Fangman leaves a vacancy not only for the unexpired term, but also for the incoming term, as he was recently re-elected."

Source: The Recorder, Rising Sun
Fri., Dec. 28, 1900 edition
"W.H. Nelson, aged 72 years, died, at Lawrenceburg, Dec. 22. Buried in Boone county, Ky., where he had spent most of his life. Seven children survive him. He had conducted papers at Burlington and Aurora."

Source: The Lawrenceburg Press
Thurs., Jan. 3, 1901

"The will of the late Henry Fangman has been filed for probate. He leaves a $3,590 estate to his wife, Theresa Fangman. After her death the property is to go to the seven children.

Source: The Recorder, Rising Sun
Fri., Jan. 4, 1901 edition
'Dearborn County'

"Daniel H. Miller, aged 59 years, died in Lawrenceburg, suddenly. His wife and four children survive. He had $34,200.00 insurance on his life."

Source: The Lawrenceburg Press
Thurs., Jan. 10, 1901 edition

"William S. McClure departed this life Jan. 1. Mr. McClure was one of our best and most highly respected citizens, and a devoted and consecrated member of the Presbyterian church. He leaves a wife and one son, one brother and one sister. The funeral ws held in the Presbyterian church Thursday morning conducted by Rev. M.M. Rankin and the Masonic order. Burial in Gibson cemetery. The pallbearers were D.S. Kibbey, Charles Hey, William Haddock, O.W. Cottingham, Frank Henderson and Joseph Lynas."

Source for below:
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
Located in Dover, Kelso Twp.
Death records:
Records located at Lawrenceburg Public Library

MURTOUGH, Eugene Thomas; died Jan. 18, 1900; born April 4, 1899; son of Thomas Murtough and Margaretha Gaynor.

BRUMD OR BRUM, John Henry; died Feb. 1, 1900; born March 31, 1899; son of William Brum and Mary Kersting.

HORNER, William; died March 5, 1900; born Feb. 12, 1827.

KAPPER(?), Barbara; died May 19, 1900; born Aug. 9, 1840.

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