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Commissioner Records for March Session 1860


Cyrus Bowman be allowed the sum of $1.80 for cash advancement for grave cloths for Lydia HOLDEN, a poor person. Smithfield Township

George KUHLMAN be allowed $3.75 for publishing coroners notice of Inquest of Jacob KNAPP.

J. & R. ETTINGER be allowed the sum of $8.00 for Coffin for Michael CAMPBELL, a county pauper.

J. & R. ETTINGER be allowed $7.00 for coffin for William MURPHY, a county Pauper Union Township.

I. U. WINSLOW the sum of $5.00 service as physician at post mortem examination held on the body of George LARESQUE.

These are abbreviated to save space. The following are from the New Era Newspaper except where another newspaper is sited. Compiler’s comments are in parenthesis.

Final Settlement of Estate of Mary MILLER by Henry FEAGLER, Administrator Dated August 22, 1860 New Era August 22, 1860

Notice is hereby given that John DISLER, has filed his petition to sell Real Estate of the decedent, John A DISLER, his personal being insufficient to pay his debts and that a sale petition will be heard at the next Court of Common Pleas of said County. From the New Era August 22, 1860

Notice to sell Real Estate-Elijah THOMPSON, de bonis non, of the Estate of Israel B. STRONG New Era December 11, 1860

Notice of Private Sale on 15th day of January, 1861 at the residence of Mrs. Sarah KENNEDY, in Smithfield Township, DeKalb County…of the James BLAKE, New Era December 11, 1860 (A James O. Blake is buried in Sixteen Cemetery. He died July 30, 185?, age 33 years. A daughter of James & Zelinely died September 17, 1848.)

Notice of Final Settlement Estate of Barbara HUFFMAN, Isaac KUTZNER, Administrator .dated, December 11, 1860 New Era December 11, 1860 (Will for Barbara HUFFMAN in Will Book I, Page 64. DeKalb County Clerks Office)

Notice to Sell Real Estate, by John BAUGHMAN, of the Estate of Jacob WYMER, late of DeKalb Co. New Era December 11, 1860

Notice is hereby given, that the heirs and distributees of the Estate of Martin BOLEY, late of DeKalb County, Ind., deceased, that Sarah BOLEY, executrix, and Cyrus BOWMAN, of the last of the decedent, have filed their final settlement report in my office, which will be heard at the next term of the Court of Common Pleas, of said county, New Era August 22, 1860 (Martin & Sarah BOLEY are buried in Hamilton Cemetery. Sarah, his wife died September 9, 1874. A son Perry died September 5, 1849. Will for Martin BOLEY in Will Book I, Page 73. DeKalb County Clerks Office)

Notice to sell Real Estate, by Margaret P. EARLE, Administratrix of the estate of George EARLE New Era August 2, 1861

Final Settlement filed by Executors Robert CULBERTSON and Charles GRIMM for Estate of James CAMPBELL Dated August 14, 1861. New Era August 14 (some pages say 16), 1861. (A James CAMPBELL died June 6, 1859 is buried in Auburn Evergreen Cemetery.)

Notice of Sale on October 22, 1861 at residence of late Russell HIGBY, Elijah BRYAN Administrator New Era September 20, 1861

Robert CROOKS, Administrator for the Estate of George LEIGHOLDEN. The Press (Waterloo) February 7, 1862.

Guardian of minor heirs of Jacob MCCULLOUGH Dated January 31, 1862 The Press (Waterloo) February 7, 1862.

Administrators Notice. Samuel B. HUSSELMAN appointed of the Estate of Samuel KEPLER. New Era April 12, 1862 (Buried in Hamilton Cemetery is a Samuel KEPLER who died March 19, 1862. His wife was Mary BEARD).

Executor Notice. John BRANDON appointed Executor Estate of the late of David THOMAS. New Era April 12, 1862. Note David THOMAS was from Richland Township. (A David Thomas born in 1807 died in 1862 is buried in Sixteen Cemetery. His wife Anna died in 1883. Will for David THOMAS in Will Book I, Pages 93/94 DeKalb County Clerks Office).

Sheriff Sale, June 21, 1862-Real taken as property of Luke HALL at the suit of Samuel W. RALSTON, of the Estate of David SHAW, deceased dated, May 31 1862, New Era June 14, 1862. (A David Shaw died December 30, 1856, age58 years and is buried in the Old Evergreen Cemetery in Auburn.)

Administrators Sale. John H. GILL, for of Jonathan ERVIN Dated May 14, 1862 New Era June 14, 1862. (In Bear Creek Cemetery a Jonathan ERVIN is buried, he died May 6, 1862 at 40 years, 11 months, 6 days. Harriet wife of Jonathan ERVIN died July 31, 1890, age 55 years 7 months 23 days.)


Asa FLETCHER appointed Administrator for the Estate of George HORN New Era June 21, 1862 (A George HORN buried in White City Cemetery died May 13, 1862 at 73 years, 1 month and 10 days)

Notice to sell Real Estate by Abby C. LANCEFORD of the Estate of David M. LANCEFORD Dated November 29, 1862 New Era December 13, 1862


An inquest held at Corunna in DeKalb County, Indiana on the 3rd day of December, 1862, the jury empanelled by and reported to me in substance as follows: Name of the deceased, Joseph HOSLER. who was about thirty years old, five feet eight inches, dark hair, eyes and complexion. Left arm off just above the wrist. Jeremiah PLUM Corner of DeKalb County. December 13, 1862 New Era December 13, 1862

Notice to sell Real Estate of the late Valentine MOUGHLER by John A, CAMPBELL Administrator, December 13, 1862 (Buried in Big Run Cemetery is a Valentine MOUGHLER who died September 22, 1862).

George BARNEY appointed Administrator of Estate of Marquis L. RHODES dated January 3, 1863 Posted in New Era January 3, 1863. (Buried in White City Cemetery Capt. Marquis L. RHODES who died in Memphis Tenn. at the age of 27 years, 9 months and 25 days. He was in Co. A 100 Reg't of the Ind. Vol.). Wife was Sarah. Two children Marquis and Leon are buried with the family. Marquis died August 13, 1863 and was 5 months old. Leon died June 30, 1860).

Sale of Real Estate by Executors, Joshua FEAGLER and Henry FEAGLER for the last will of John FEAGLER, deceased dated February 7, 1863 in New Era February 28, 1863 (Will for John FEAGLER, Sr.

in Will Book I, Page 75)

Final Settlement Sylvester KUTZNER of Augustus KUTZNER dated February 21, 1863. New Era February 28, 1863 Buried in Evergreen Cemetery Auburn on March 11, 1860 Augustus KUTZNER. He was 32 years, 9 months and 29 days old. His wife died January 4, 1870).

Public Auction at the residence of George LONG in Butler Township, personal property of George S. LONG, deceased. Dated February 21, 1863 from New Era February 28, 1863.

Final Settlement by Asa FLETCHER, of Estate of John C. CARNES. Dated May 9, 1863. New Era May 9, 1863 (At White City Cemetery, John C. CARNES is buried. He died in the service of his country at Paudcah, Ky. On November 28, 1861. He was 41 years 1 month 4 days old. A daughter Frances E. died May 5, 1861 age 3 years 6 months and 18 days. Wife Rebecca born March 7, 1829 died September 6, 1895).

John J. MURPHY is Administrator of the Estate of Leonard KIRBY. Dated May 9, 1863. New Era May 9, 1863

William HENDERSON and George W. HENDERSONS of the late Samuel HENDERSON. Dated May 16, 1863. New Era May 28, 1863 (Samuel HENDERSON died February 15, 1863 and is buried at White City Cemetery. Letty his wife died December 5, 1880 at 75 years 6 mos. 26 days. A daughter, Letty, died September 1855 at years, 1 mo. 2 days)

Administrator’s Sale and Notice by Alexander PROVINES Administrator of the Estate of Benjamin H. CRITCHET dated March 7, 1863. New Era March 14, 1863

Estate of Andrew J. DICKERHOOF declared insolvent. Dated March 7, 1863. New Era March 7, 1863. In the March 21, 1863 paper, William BROWN is the Administrator. (There is a Jacob DICKERHOOF buried in Wartenbe Cemetery)

Emma SPANGLER appointed Administrator of the Estate of Anthony SPANGLER dated December 5, 1863 New Era December 5, 1863. (In Old Auburn Cemetery there is a SPANGLER marker no named.)

Robert BELL appointed Administrator of the Estate of James BELL dated Dec. 5, 1863. New Era December 5, 1863 (James BELL buried in Cedar Chapel Cemetery. He died September 7, 1863 age 57 years 11 months, 21 days. His wife Margaret died April 3, 1879 at 79 years 8 months, 21 days.)

Jeremiah HEMSTREET appointed Administrator of the Estate of Catherine RUM (another article says REEM, and REAM) dated March 14, 1863. New Era March 14, 1863. In Cedar Lake Cemetery a Catherine REEM is buried; but the record shows she died January 38, 1868 (or 69) age 55 years. A William REEM died February 4, 1863 at 29 years 1 month. In 1860 census there was a Catherine REAM 51 years old. Note discrepancy between date in paper and cemetery records

John J. MURPHY, appointed Administrator of Estate of Leonard KIRBY Dated May 9, 1863. New Era May 9, 1863

Administrators Sale On December19, 1863 by Albert PRYOR, Administrator for Estate of Ira W. PRYOR Dated November 1863 New Era December 5, 1863

Joseph DEPEW is Administrator of the Estate of Nathan HATHWAY. Dated January 28, 1864 from the New Era January 30, 1864

Notice to Sell Real Estate of Daniel F. FAIL. Dated January 28, 1864. New Era January 30, 1864

Sarah Ann SMITH appointed Administratrix of the Estate of William SMITH. Dated January 30, 1864. New Era January 30, 1864.

Robert CULBERTSON, Administrator for the Estate of John MEESE. Dated February 20, 1864

Notice to Sell Real Estate by Administratrix Rachel Beerer Estate of George WILLIAMS deceased. Dated February 6, 1864 New Era February 20, 1864

Notice to sell Real Estate of the late Michael JOHNSON by Administrator, William JOHNSON dated March 12, 1864. New Era March 12, 1864.

Nelson CHANEY, Administrator of the Estate of Charles CHANEY.. Dated March 6, 1864. New Era March 12, 1864

Final Settlement Notice by William MATHEWS, Administrator of Estate of William M. SAWYER, Dated January 4, 1865 DeKalb Democrat January 13, 1865.

Agnes HOOK is appointed Administratrix of Estate of Jacob HOOK Dated January 16, 1865. DeKalb Democrat January 27, 1865.

Notice to Sell Real Estate by Administrator Harriet E. REED of Estate of Isaac REED. Dated January 24, 1865 DeKalb Democrat February 3, 1865

Administrator’s Sale by Lewis SPANGLER, Administrator for Estate of Emma SPANGLER. DeKalb Democrat February 10, 1865. From the DeKalb Democrat May 18, 1865. Sale of Real Estate—We call attention to the Advertisement of Michael SPANGLER, Guardian of the minor heirs of Anthony SPANGLER, deceased, of a large sale of Real Estate, in our columns today. The sale takes place on the 22nd day of June next, and the lands will be sold in parcels to suit purchasers. A very good opportunity for those who desire to buy property. For the terms we refer to the advertisement.

Elizabeth NOEL is appointed Executrix of the last Will and Testament of Mary S. LUNG. Dated May 11, 1865. DeKalb Democrat May 12, 1865.

Notice to sell Real Estate by John COYLE, Guardian of Elijah PHILIP Dated July 9, 1861. DeKalb Democrat July 12, 1865.

Notice to sell Real Estate by Albert J. MASON Administrator of Estate of Richard WORTH. Dated August 9, 1865. DeKalb Democrat August 10, 1865.

Henry DICKERHOFF Administrator for the Estate of John BEERER. Dated September 7, 1866, DeKalb Democrat September 21, 1865.

Final Settlement of Estate of Michael HOSLER, by John BRANDON and Michael HOSLER. Dated September 7, 1865, DeKalb Democrat September 21, 1865

William CAMPBELL, James CAMPBELL Executors will sell Real Estate and Personal Property of William Campbell, deceased on November 10, 1865. Dated October 5, 1865 DeKalb Democrat November 9, 1865

Samuel W. SPROTT is Administrator of the Estate of Julius C. MEAD of Richland Township. Dated July 6, 1865. DeKalb Democrat December 7, 1865.

Corithia J. YARNELL and Byron A. WOODCOX are administrators of Estate of Jacob YARNELL. Dated December 7, 1865. DeKalb Democrat December 7, 1865.

W. L. BLAIR appointed Administrator of Estate of Fanny HOOVER of Wilmington Township. Dated December 9, 1865. Date of DeKalb Democrat is December 12, 1865—Could be the following week only misdated.

Miles WATERMAN, appointed Executor for estate of Joseph BROWN. Dated November 16, 1865. DeKalb Democrat November 16, 1865.

Notice that Joshua FEALGER appointed Administrator of Estate of Samuel SNYDER Dated November 9, 1865. DeKalb Democrat November 16, 1865

Administrator David FAY of Estate of Charles NORRIS. Dated November 16, 1865. DeKalb Democrat November 16, 1865

Notice George WOLF is Administrator for the Estate of Emanuel R. WALKER. DeKalb Democrat November 16, 1865

Jesse BRUMBACK , Administrator for the Estate of Maxon BRAND. Dated October 12, 1865. DeKalb Democrat November 16, 1865.

Emily GROGG, Administrator of Estate of Adam GROGG. DeKalb Democrat January 11, 1866

Washington TEETERS, Administrator for the Estate of Angeline COMER (or CARTER). DeKalb Democrat January 11, 1866

William LESSIG, Administrator for Estate of Philip COBLER. Dated January 11, 1866. DeKalb Democrat January 11, 1866.

Miles WATERMAN, Administrator of Estate of Adam DAY. Dated February 8, 1866. DeKalb Democrat February 22, 1865.

Joel A. RUTAN, Administrator of Estate of Jonas MCENTERFFER. Dated February 8, 1866. DeKalb Democrat February 22, 1866.

John L. DAVIS, Executor of Estate of J. D. DAVIS. Dated August 9, 1866. DeKalb Democrat August 30, 1866. (See below for Giles T. ABBEY Administrator)

Henry H. HOUSER, Jr. Executor of Estate of Henry HOUSER. of Butler Township. Dated August 30, 1865. DeKalb Democrat August 30, 1866

Miles WATERMAN, Administrator of Estate of Cornelius MCANDEFFER. Dated October 30, 1866 DeKalb Democrat November 8, 1866.

Geo. W. WOODCOX and Byron A. WOODCOX, Administrators for the Estate of Cornelius WOODCOX, late of Concord Township. Dated April 19, 1866. DeKalb Democrat April 26, 1866

Notice of Sale of Real Estate by Abraham MCCOY, Administrator for Jacob FURNEY, deceased. Waterloo Press June 4, 1868.


Samuel LEARNED, Administrator of Estate of William WILKINS. Waterloo Press April 23, 1868

Giles T. ABBEY, Administrator for Estate of Joseph D. DAVIS. Waterloo Press April 23, 1868

Mary MOORE, Administrator for Estate of Cornelius MOORE. Dated March 24, 1868 Waterloo Press April 23, 1868

Guardian Sale. Daniel WHANMITTER, Guardian of Catherine HUMPREY, Gile HUMPHREY, Mary J. HUMPHREY, and John A. UMPHRE. June 26, 1868. Waterloo City Press July 9, 1868.

Notice of Administration. Dwight MOODY appointed Administrator of Estate of Edward BOLAND. Dated August 4, 1868. Waterloo City Press August 6, 1868.

Dwight MOODY, Administrator of Estate of Edward M. BOLAND. Waterloo City Press August 13, 1868.

Final Settlement by J. W. GRISWOLD of Estate of Helen L. HULL Dated September 7, 1886, Waterloo City Press September 10, 1868.

George FIRESTONE appointed Administrator of the of Isaiah KENESTRICK Waterloo Press October 29, 1868

R. M. DANIELS, Administrator of Estate of SUSANAH M. HOOD, Dated September 7, 1868. Waterloo City Press October 3, 1868. (Possible Elizabeth Hood)

Final Settlement of Estate of Elizabeth ALLEN by Administrator Reuben G. DAVIES Waterloo City Press December 31, 1868

Final Settlement for Estate of Simon DRYFOOT by Administrator John B. ROCKWELL Waterloo City Press May 20, 1869

Administrators Sale for the Estate of Charles NORRIS by David FAY, Administrator Waterloo City Press August 5, 1869

Administrator’s notice: Dwight MOODY administrator for the Estate of Sarah RUNYON. Waterloo City Press December 16, 1869

George FIRESTONE, Administrator of the Estate of Isaiah KENESTRICK. Dated October 19, 1868. Waterloo City Press October 22, 1868.

Final Settlement by Rueben G. DANIELS, administrator of the Estate of Elizabeth ALLEN. Waterloo City Press January 14, 1869

Charles REMPIS, Administrator of Estate of Christian SCHWEITZER. Waterloo City Press February 25, 1869.


John Hamman

Mr. John Hamman was buried her on last Sunday. Rev. Parr officiated. (Re: Waterloo Press – June 4, 1885 pg 5 col 5---Hamilton News - June 1, 1885)


Dillman F. Hough

Died:--On Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 5th, at the home of his parents near Auburn Junction, Dillman F. Hough, aged 17 years, 5 months and 21 days. A large concourse of friends attested the esteem in which this young man was held. Father, mother, brothers and sister, good-bye till we meet again. (Re: Auburn Courier – Feb. 13, 1890)


Knowlinger, baby

Dawson Knowlinger buried a 6 month old baby at the Farnham cemetery on Sunday, February 22nd. (Re: Waterloo Press – March 6, 1879)


Miller, daughter

A little 8 year old daughter of J. & S. Miller, living at Stone’s Corners, died on Saturday, and was buried at Fairfield Center on Monday. (Re: Waterloo Press – Dec. 23, 1880)

Nelson child

A three-year-old child of Lemuel Nelson, living in the east part of town, died last Friday night, and was buried in the Waterloo cemetery on Sabbath afternoon. The funeral services were held in the U. B. church. (Re: Waterloo Press – Dec. 12, 1885)

John Nill

John Nill of Fort Wayne was accidentally shot while on a hunting excursion, one day last week, and died on Sunday. He will be remembered as a shoemaker, who worked for Mr. Morell for several years, leaning the trade in his shop. He was a brother of Mrs. Morell. The remains were buried at Fort Wayne on Tuesday. (Re: Waterloo Press – April 9, 1879)

Lydia North

Miss Lydia North died at the residence of her mother, near town, on Friday evening, the 25th instant., aged 20 years, 4 months and 16 days. Only three months ago she resigned her position in the town schools on account of her failing health. A very large concourse of people, among them all her former pupils, attended the funeral services, in the U. B. Church on Sunday. (Re: Waterloo Press – May 30, 1883)

Simon Rohm

Simon Rohm, one of the pioneer settlers of DeKalb county, died at his residence south of town Sunday morning last, after a short illness. He was one of the "solid men" of the county, and will be missed and regretted by all his old neighbors and friends. He was interred in the Waterloo Cemetery Monday forenoon. Funeral services were held a the Reformed Church, Rev. _____officiating. (Re: Waterloo Press – June 3, 1880)

Mrs. Thomas Rudd

Mrs. Thomas Rudd died Sunday forenoon. Her remains were taken to her old home, Bellevue, Ohio, on Monday to be interred Tuesday. Funeral services were held at the house Monday, from 2 to 3 o’clock p. m. during which time the business houses in town were closed. Mr. Rudd has the sympathies of all in his bereavement. (Re: Waterloo Press – Dec. 4, 1884) (Butler News – Dec. 3, 1884)

Lou Shaw

Lou Shaw, of Butler, was killed at Liberty Mills, on the Wabash road, last Monday. He was a brakeman, and fell between the cars, several cars passing over him. He lived a few hours after the injuries that caused his death were received. His father, Wm. Shaw, formerly lived in this place. His remains were interred in the Butler cemetery. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jan 14, 1884)

Christian Sheets

Christian Sheets died at his residence near Auburn, on Monday morning, after an illness of a week. Mr. Sheets was one of the best known and most esteemed citizen of the county; and at his death was the candidate of the democratic party for commissioner of the south-west district.

(Re: Waterloo Press – Sept. 14, 1882)

Sheffer child

A little child of John Sheffer, northwest of town, was so badly scalded a few days ago that it died and was buried here this afternoon. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jan. 4, 1886 pg 4 col 2)

Michael Treesh

The funeral of Michael Treesh, on Wednesday of last week at Sedan, was one of the largest ever held in the county. There were sixty-seven carriages in the procession. Rev. Trover preached the sermon, and the remains of the deceased were placed in the Shower’s Corners cemetery. Mr. Treesh was one of the solid farmers of Richland township, and he will be missed by his old associates. His death was cause by injuries received from the falling of a horse upon him. (Re: Waterloo Press – June 1885)

Thrush, Child

A daughter of William Thrush of Franklin, died last week from diphtheria, it is supposed. (Re: Waterloo Press – April 20, 1882)

Robert Thurstin was buried at Eddies Corners last Sabbath. He was an exemplary christian young man. (Re: Waterloo Press – May 20, 1875)

Lewis Tiffany

Sudden Death—Lewis Tiffany, aged 67 was found dead in his bed, at 4 a. m. on the 21st instant. He retired in his usual good health, and passed away without a struggle. Mr. Tiffany was a pioneer, having come to Newville some forty years ago. He bought a farm on the river and has reared a family who still living in this vicinity. His wife died several years ago. His funeral was largely attended at the U. B. church, Rev. W. O. Butler presiding. (Re: Waterloo Press – Oct. 24, 1878)


Eli G. Flack

Waterloo friends have received word of the death of Eli G. Flack, which occurred at Gooseneck, Texas, on Feb. 16th. Mr. Flack had been a sufferer of heart trouble for some time, although his death was rather sudden. His daughter, Mrs. Nellie Farmer, and son Robert resides at Gooseneck. His son Robert, accompanied the remains to South Bend where the funeral was held. Mr. Flack was about 68 years of age. At one time he resided in Waterloo and was engaged in the cigar manufacturing business while here. (Re: Waterloo Press – March 2, 1922)


Mrs. Gill

Death of Mrs. Prentiss Gill, who had suffered so many weary years from consumption, was released by death yesterday, the 8th instant. She leaves a husband and three children, who most devotedly attended to her wants during her long illness. They deserve and will receive the sympathy of all. (Re: Waterloo Press – Feb. 9, 1882)


Cora Draggoo Marks

Mrs. Cora Draggoo Marks died at the Garrett hospital Friday and the remains were brought to Waterloo the same evening. She was operated on for a tumor and the surgeon found her a cancer victim and she never recovered from the shock of the operation. The Marks family live on the Waterloo-Butler road. (Re: Auburn paper – May 25, 1914)


Mrs. George Stamets

Mrs. George Stamets died at her home in Millersburg, Nov. 18, 1916 and the remains were brought to Waterloo and the funeral was held at the home of her sister, Mrs. Isaac Squires of the corner of Center and Railroad street Tuesday afternoon, and the burial took place at Auburn, She leaves a husband and one son. (Re: Waterloo Press – Nov. 22, 1916)

Walker, Child

The twelve-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Walker, of Auburn, died at the home of her parents, Sunday morning from tuberculosis of the bowels. She had been ill for some time, and during her illness was a patient in a Fort Wayne hospital, but received little relief. The young lady was a bright girl and Mr. and Mrs. Walker have the sympathy of many friends. (Re: Waterloo Press – July 15, 1915)


Spencer Dills

On Sunday, Oct. 20, 1872, in Toledo, Spencer Dills, M. D. Aged 33 years 5 months and 16 days. Doctor Dills wad born in Warren Co., Ind. He was a graduate of Oberlin O. College, and also the medical department of the University of Michigan, at Ann Arbor, were ______. He was also school examiner of this county and was recognized as a successful and popular teacher were ever he assumed the duties of that calling. He leaves a breaved wife, formerly Miss Maggie Seawright, of Auburn, and a child about nine months old. He died as a goo, true and consistent christian cam die without the fear of the sting of death. May God in his tender mercies , protect the afflicted widow,. And shield the tender lamb from the chilly blasts of this cold and uncharitable world. (Re: Auburn Courier – Oct 31, 1872)



J. P. Coats

A sad accident occurred on the B. & O., Saturday morning, in which fireman J. P. Coats lost his life. As the early morning train was about three miles west of Cromwell, it was discovered that the overhead bridge had fallen upon the track, and that a wreck was eminent, Upon the spur of the moment Mr. Coats jumped from the engine, striking his head, it is supposed on a tie, and killing him instantly. The engineer, John Mitchel, stayed with the iron horse, which was turned on her side, and escaped with but few bruises. No damage was done to passengers, which is mainly due to the present of mind of engineer Mitchel, who reversed the engine and so checked the speed of the train that the damage was only as above mentioned. Mr. Coats has a family in this towns, and is a member of the brotherhood of locomotive firemen, His remains were taken to Alliance for burial. A committee from the brotherhood consisting of J. R. Murphy, Lewis Parker, F. H. Mowry, William Reed, William Moughler, Henry Copenhaver and Al Evans accompanied the remains, Mr. Coats was a jovial young man and a favorite among his craft. The family have the sympathy of the entire community. (Re: The Garrett Clipper – May 20, 1886)


Mr. Finlay, of Fairfield Township, was buried at Fairfield Center, one week ago last Sunday. He had attained the age of about 90 years, and is said to be the father of 25 children, son of which are near 70 years old. (Waterloo Press – Feb 2, 1879)


Mrs. Barbara Stratton was buried at sixteen cemetery, last Sabbath. (Re: Waterloo Press – Feb 2, 1879)


Washinton Testison, of Concord township, this county, died recently. (Re: Waterloo Press – Feb 2, 1879)


Sarah Hammon

Died, in Franklin, November 24th Sarah E., infant daughter of John Hammon. (Re: Waterloo Press – Nov 27, 1879) John Hammon buried another child last week. (Re: Waterloo Press – Dec 4, 1879)


Lew Eller, an old-time Waterloo resident and a gallant soldier in the 19th Regiment, died in South Bend recently. (Re: Waterloo Press – Dec 11, 1879)


Mrs. Clark Parker, of Franklin township, died Tuesday morning, after a protracted and severe-illness. The funeral takes place to-day, and she will be buried in Waterloo Cemetery. (Re: Waterloo Press – Dec 11, 1879)


Guy Jones, aged about 18, died in Steuben county, a few days ago. He formerly resided here. (Waterloo Press – Dec 18, 1879)


Isaac Timberlin, and old settler of Butler township, died on Thursday last. (Waterloo Press – Dec 18,1 879)


Robert Knott, for many years living in Butler township, died on Sunday. He was the father of Marshal Knott, of this place. (Re: Waterloo Press – Dec 18, 1879)


? Blaker

On Saturday last a young man about 17 years of age, living at Butler, met his death in a singular manner. He was out hunting rabbits and had driven one under a large pile of poles. To catch it or drive it out, he crawled under the poles, when they settled down upon him, crushing him to death. A young boy with hem gave the alarm, but when help arrived and he was taken out, life was extinct, or so nearly so that he could not be revived. The young man’s name, was Blake, a son of the widow of the hotel proprietor at Butler several years ago. (Re: Waterloo Press – Dec 18, 1879)



Mr. and Mrs. James Moore buried their only child on Saturday last. (Re: Waterloo Press – Dec 18, 1879)



Mr. and Mrs. Charles Albright, of Cedar Lake, buried a two year old child last Sunday. (Re: Waterloo Press – Nov 20, 1879)


Mrs. Sewell

Coroner Latson, investigated the circumstances attending the killing of Mrs. Sewell, of Franklin township, at Butler, on Monday night of last week, and finds that the Eel River conductor and the engineer of the Lake Shore freight train were censurable for their carelessness in the matter. If his views of the affair are correct, certainly some further action should be taken in the premises, by the proper authorities. (Re: Waterloo Press – Nov 20, 1879)


Sarah McCormick

Died, in Lima, Ohio, November 4th, Sarah McCormick, aged 75 years. Deceased was the mother of Mrs. S. J. Locke and Mrs. Alfred Carter, of this place, and her remains were brought here for interment, the funeral being held in the U. B. church yesterday afternoon. (Re: Waterloo Press – Nov 6, 1879)



Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Saltsman, of this place, buried their little daughter on Thursday last. (Re: Waterloo Press – Oct 30, 1879)


John Stroh, one of the early settlers of this township, died on Monday, after a protracted illness. (Re: Waterloo Press – Oct 30, 1879)


Andrew McEnterffer

Died, Thursday morning, October 9, 1879, at his residence south of town, of typhoid-pneumonia, Andrew McEnterffer, aged 60 years. The funeral services were held on Friday, and were largely attended. A good man and good citizen has gone to rest. (Re: Waterloo Press – Oct 16, 1879)


Erwin J. Zerkle, aged 4 months and 10 days, infant of Mr. Uriah Zerkle, died Sunday. Buried from the Evangelical Church Monday, at 3 p.m. Services by Rev. C. W. Church. (Re: Waterloo Press – Oct 9. 1879)


Alexander McClish

On Saturday afternoon last. Alexander McClish, of Fairfield township, accidentally shot and killed his self. The particulars as near as we could get them were as follows: He was passing through the fields on the farm of Mr. Harms, and in crossing a fence in some manner the rifle which he carried was discharged, the ball lodging in his brain. At the moment the accident happened, he was seen by a little girl, who gave the alarm. He was taken to the house, and medical aid was summoned, but before the Doctor reached him, he died. Mr. McClish had lived in the county for many years, and was widely known and respected. He leaves a wife and two children. (Re: Waterloo Press – Sep 11, 1879)


David Clark, an old resident of Franklin, died a the residence of his son, John N. Clark, on Tuesday. (Re: Waterloo Press – Sep 11, 1879)


J. M. Norford, Esq., and old and respected citizen of Butler, died on Saturday last. (Re: Waterloo Press Sep 4, 1879)


Mrs. Whipple died in Corunna to day, after a short illness. (Re: Waterloo Press – Aug 21, 1879)


Stephen W. Hackley and old settler of this county, died at his residence near Butler recently, aged 84 years. (Re: Waterloo Press – Aug 7, 1879)


Emanuel E. Neidig

Died on Sunday, July 20, 1879, at the residence of his father, near Fairfield Center, Emanuel E. Neidig, aged 22 years, 6 months. Funeral services were conducted by Eld's. Fenneman and Shepherd, of Waterloo, and were attended by a very large concourse of friends, a token of the esteem in which he was held by those who know him. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jul 25, 1879)


Michael Zimmerman, an old citizen of Smithfield, died on Tuesday, and was buried yesterday. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jul 3, 1879)



Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Jackman, of Huntington, buried their youngest child in the Waterloo cemetery, on Sunday. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jun 26, 1879)



A private note from Rev. J. B. Fowler, brings intelligence of the death of his only son, Merle. The sad event occurred at Edwardsburg, Michigan, on last Sabbath. He had been afflicted with diphtheria, and was a great sufferer for three weeks. Mr. and Mrs. Fowler have the sympathy of their friends here, in this great bereavement. (Re: Waterloo Press – June 19, 1879)


Mrs. Andrew Boyd, (daughter of Isaac Livergood) died in Wilmington on last Thursday evening. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jun 12, 1879)


Charles J. Williard, youngest son of the late Jacob Williard, died on Saturday last, of consumption, aged 25 years. (Re: Waterloo Press – May 22, 1879)


Ariel Rude, who settled in Franklin township in 1836, died one day last week. (Re: Waterloo Press – May 15, 1879)


William Bohler, an old gentleman who lived north of the creek, died on Monday morning. (Re: Waterloo Press – Apr 24, 1879)


John T. Crawford died yesterday morning, after a long and painful illness, aged 77 years. (Re: Waterloo Press – Apr 24, 1879)


Rosa Koons

Rosa, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. John Koons, died in the place, on the 20th instant, aged 17 years and 7 months. (Re: Waterloo Press – Apr 24, 1879)


Horace B. Hubbard died in Hudson, at the residence of his son-in-law, Robert Patterson, on Friday, the 21st instant, aged 64 years. The remains were buried in the cemetery west of Hudson, on Sunday, under the direction of Waterloo Lodge of Odd Fellows, the Masonic brethren of Hudson assisting; funeral discourse by Rev. W. H. Daniel, of this place. For many years Mr. Hubbard had been a resident of this place, and was well-known to most of our citizens. A good man had gone to his reward. (Re: Waterloo Press – Mar 27, 1879)



On Sunday funeral services for the four children of James Lyng, of Fairfield, were held at the county line church, west of Hudson. These children all died within a few days of each other, of scarlet fever. The terrible affliction of Mr. Lyng’s family has called out the very general sympathy of his neighbors. (Re: Waterloo Press – Mar 27, 1879)


Elizabeth Parnel

Died at the residence of her son, Philip Parnel, on Friday, February 21, 1879, Mrs. Elizabeth Parnel, aged 90 years, 2 months and 15 days. Deceased was born in Norfolk county, England; she had been a Christian over 90 years and had lived about 63 years with her husband Richard Parnel, whose death occurred 6 months ago. Funeral services attended by a large concourse of friend. (Re: Waterloo Press – Feb 27, 1879)


Grandmother Worthington was buried in the Farnham cemetery, Sunday March 2d. The old lady is supposed to have been nearly or quite 100 years old at her death. There is no record of her birth, but she was a very old woman, no doubt a centenarian. (Re: Waterloo Press – Mar 6, 1879)


Jesse Headley, living in the south part of this township died, on Saturday last, of lung fever and plurisy. Funeral service at Coburn’s Corners on Sunday. (Re: Waterloo Press – Feb 13, 1879)


Eli Barnhart, a 10 year old son of John Barnhart, of this township, died on Monday. (Re: Waterloo Press – Feb 13, 1879)


Andrew Bixler, living west of Stone’s corners, died Saturday, and I suppose will be taken to Kendallville today. (Re: Waterloo Press – Feb 6, 1879)


Miss Anna Loveland died, of consumption, at the residence of her uncle, G. V. McMillen, in this place. She will be buried south of town. (Re: Waterloo Press – Feb 6, 1879)


John Parnell died at this residence near Cedar Lake, in Fairfield township, on Saturday, the 1st inst., after an illness of only a few days, in the 53 year of his age. Deceased was an enterprising and public spirited farmer, an old resident of the county, and respected by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. He leaves a wife and large family of children, some of whom are grown up. The disease from which Mr. Parnell died was penumonia. (Re: Waterloo Press – Feb 6, 1879)



A child of Mr. and Mrs. E. S. McDowell, of Richland, died on Sunday. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jan 23, 1879)


Rev. J. G. Biddle, a prominent Lutheran Minister, died at Elkhart, one day last week. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jan 23, 1879)


Richard McBride

Died in Smithfield township, January 3d, 1879, Richard McBride, aged 86 years and 9 days. The subject of the above was born in Cumberland county, Pennsylvania, December 23, 1792. Was one of the home guards of the State during the war of 1812, and by the laws of that State the home guards became voters at the age of 20. After that he never missed but three votes during his life. He came to Indiana in 1849, when it required one year to become a voter, then he missed two elections, and last October was not able to go. He was always identified with the Democratic party until the rebel Democratic legislature, of 1863, refused to vote appropriations to pay and feed Indiana union soldier; since that time he has been a staunch Republican. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jan 9, 1879)


James R. McOsker

Sudden death, Friday night James R. McOsker, son of John McOsker, Esq., of Smithfield, came home form the school he was teaching n his usual good health. on retiring for the night, he complained of feeling cold; and in a short time his brother was awakened by hearing him groaning. On going to him it was found that he was speechless, and he died before relief could be extended. Deceased was a young man of more than ordinary promise. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jan 9, 1879)


Mrs. Asa Sawyer

Died, a pioneer of this county passed away Dec. 29. 1878, Mrs. Asa Sawyer, aged 79 years, 10 months, and 5 days, at the residence of her daughter and step son, Mrs. and Mrs. Isaac Sawyer. She emigrated from Ohio 36 years ago, and has resided here ever since. She was much esteemed by all who knew her; a Christian for the past 55 years. Funeral at the Mount Pleasant U. B. Church, conducted by her pastor, Rev. W. O. Butler. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jan 2, 1879)



Lizzia Beard

Lizzia A., wife of Benton Beard, died on the 28th, in Franklin township. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jun 6, 1878)



On Saturday Mr. and Mrs. James Wenrich buried their eighteen months old daughter. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jun 6, 1878)


Daniel Hudson

Died, May 29, in Troy township, of convulsions, Daniel Hudson, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Weitz, in the 6th year of his age. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jun 6, 1878)


Frank Cool died at Auburn last Thursday afternoon, leaving a wife and two children. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jun 13, 1878)


Mrs. Whittaker

The Michigan papers of last week gave the particulars of the murder of Mrs. Whittaker, at Bronson, Mich., by her husband, Samuel Whittaker, and also of the suicide of the murderer. The awful tragedy occurred on Tuesday night. The murdered woman was a niece of our townsman, Mr. Charles Gillett, being a daughter of Mr. Wilkes Gillett. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jul 4, 1878)


Isaac Short, of Fairfield Center, died last Saturday at the residence of his son-in-law, J. B. Bower, of dropsy. Mr. Short had been a resident of Fairfield township for 24, years. Funeral services were held the 15th. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jun 18, 1878)


Mr. Bowman, living south of Feagler’s corners, died last Sunday. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jul 18, 1878)


Mrs. J. H. Van Auken, of Pleasant Lake, mother of Prof. Van Auken of this place, died on Friday last. (Re: Waterloo Press _ Jul 25, 1878)


Ella Dinius died at her father’s in Troy township, of consumption on the 15th of this month, and was removed to Fulton county, Ohio for burial. (Re: Waterloo Press – Aug 1, 1878)



On Friday night, the youngest son of ex-commissioner Griffith, of Richland, aged about 19 years, was killed by a train on the Lake Shore road, at Corunna station. Accounts of the accident are so conflicting that it is impossible to get at the exact facts. In company with other boys, he had been in the habit of jumping on freight trains and riding to Kendallville, for a spree and returning when opportunity offered. On the night in question, the boys were either returning on foot, or had been put off of some train, and had sat down on the track, finally going to sleep, their bodies all being stretched out clear of the track except Griffith’s. The inevitable train came along during the night, and he was instantly killed. The bare recital of the above facts is a stronger lecture on temperance than could be made by the most eloquent tongue in the country. It should be heeded by all, but more especially by the young men who frequent our villages and who mistakenly think it indicates manliness in them to let whisky steal away their brains. (Re: Waterloo Press – Aug 8, 1878)


Joseph D. Bell

Troy, Ind. On Friday morning August 9th, after a few days illness, Joseph D. Bell died of bilious pneumonia, in his 58th year. Deceased had been a resident of this township for the last 16 years. He was a miller by occupation and was known as the "honest miller." Funeral service were held in the M. E. church at Edgerton, by Rev. John McCurdy. (Re: Waterloo Press – Aug 15, 1878)


David Trowbridge died Saturday morning, August 24th, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Lawrence, in this place, in the 78th year of his age. Father Trowbridge, had been an invalid for several years, and for a number of months was almost helpless. The remains were taken up to the vicinity of Metz, Steuben county, for burial, where a number of relatives of the family reside. (Re: Waterloo Press – Aug 29, 1878)


Mary Ann, daughter of Jacob B. Shaffer, died in the Hospital for the Insane at Indianapolis, on the 24th instant, aged 22 years. For many years she had been a terrible sufferer from mental disease, and at the time of her death, was in the Hospital, under treatment. The remains were brought home for burial, and were interred at Waterloo Cemetery Tuesday forenoon. (Re: Waterloo Press – Aug 29, 1878)


Blecker Childs, of Smithfield township, died suddenly on Monday, August 26th, from the effects of a stroke of palsy or paralysis. He was among the early settlers of the vicinity where he lived, and was well-known throughout the north part of the county. His wife and large family of grown children survive him. (Re: Waterloo Press – Aug 29, 1878)


Joel Brand, of Smithfield, died at this residence in the south-west part of that township, at an early hour on Tuesday morning, the 27th instant. Mr. Brand had been sick only a short time, his disease being pneumonia, or lung fever. He leave a wife and family, the children all being grown up to manhood and womanhood. (Re: Waterloo Press – Aug 29, 1878)


Richard Parnell died yesterday, at his residence in the north-west of Smithfield township. He was born in England, but had lived the larger portion of his life in the country, in which he made a good citizen. He must have been nearly ninety years of age. (Re: Waterloo Press – Aug 29, 1878)



James Leeper, living two miles west of Hudson, died last night of lung fever. He had lived in Fairfield township since 1855. (Re: Waterloo Press – Oct 31, 1878)


William Reeder, who formerly resided her, a year or two ago, died yesterday in Wilmington township. (Re: Waterloo Press – Nov 21, 1878)


Christian Amstutz, a former resident of this place, died in Kendallville last week at the residence of his son-in-law, V. C. Mains. (Re: Waterloo Press – Nov 21, 1878)


Jacob Barnhart of this precinct aged about twenty-three, died on Tuesday of this week. (Re: Waterloo Press – Dec 12, 1878)


Mrs. Ranier

The wife of postmaster Ranier, of Auburn, died at and early hour Monday morning, after a lingering illness. (Re: Waterloo Press – Dec 19, 1878)



A child of Mr. Marsh, living east of town, died of Diphtheria, on Sunday morning. (Re: Waterloo Press – Dec 19, 1878)



The youngest son of Dr. E. R. Leas, of Angola, died on Monday of this week. (Re: Waterloo Press – Sep 19, 1878)



Mr. Miller, in the east part of town, has lost two children from a disease similar to diphtheria in the last two weeks. (Re: Waterloo Press – Oct 11, 1878)


William Hackaday, a brakeman, was killed at the Wabash depot, Ft. Wayne, on Thursday last. (Re: Waterloo Press – Dec 26, 1878)


Harvey Andrews

While out hunting Harvey Andrews of Butler township, accidentally shot and killed himself, on the 15th instant. (Re: Waterloo Press – Oct 24, 1878)


Mrs. Daniel Rickel, of this place, died very suddenly yesterday forenoon. She had been in poor health for a number of yeas, but no immediate danger was anticipated, as she was able to be about. On the morning of her death, in company with her married daughter, Mrs. Henry Husselman, she started to walk down town; and on passing the residence of Mrs. Daniel till she was suddenly taken ill, and she was assisted into the house, where she died before medical aid could be summoned. Mrs. Rickel was 56 years of age, and settled in the county, with her husband, many years ago. Funeral to-day. (Re: Waterloo Press – Oct 31, 1878)


Yandes and Truesdell

Drowned, Thursday night last, S. L. Yandes and Samuel Truesdall were drowned, or rather died from the effects of falling into one of the lakes, near Angola. Both were alive when taken from the water by their companion; but they were to far gone to rally from the chill and shock and died before medical attendance reached them. Mr. Yandes was a former resident of this place, and was postmaster of Auburn until about a year ago. Lately he had resided in Angola. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jan 3, 1878)


Mrs. John Peterman died on Tuesday, after a long and painful illness. Funeral services to-day. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jan 10, 1878)



The wife of J. M. Shudel, Jr., of Smithfield, died suddenly on Saturday. The remains were taken to New York, for interment. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jan 10. 1878)


Mrs. R. T. Duncan, of Smithfield was buried in Waterloo cemetery on Monday. She died on Saturday, of consumption. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jan 10, 1878)


Michael Long, and old resident of Auburn, died in that place on Wednesday of last week. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jan 10, 1878)


Adam Kinney died yesterday at his home and will be buried to-day ________ from the M. E. Church ________ which he was a member. (Re: Waterloo Press Jan 10, 1878)


Mrs. Sarah Weeks died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. S. H. Bartlett, last Wednesday, Jan 2d, aged 93 years. Four of her children survive her, who were all present at the funeral. Mrs. Weeks was a firm believer in the final salvation of all, and her life has been one of Christian virtue and cheerfulness. The funeral service were conducted by Elder J. Coburn. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jan 10, 1878)


Mrs. Michael Long died in Auburn, one day last week. Her husband died two weeks ago. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jan 24, 1878)


Joseph Lewis, father of Mr. J____ Lewis, of Franklin, died recently, at the advanced age of 93 years. At the time of his death, he was without doubt the oldest man in the county. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jan 24, 1878)


Mrs. Wilson, aged 85, died at the residence of her son, P. Wilson, St Joe township, Ohio, last Sunday and will be buried Tuesday in Edgerton. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jan 24, 1878)



Father Gillmore died at the residence of his son William in Steuben county, Tuesday, February 5th, and was buried at the Farnham cemetery in this township. he was quite an old man being 86. Troy, Ind., Feb 11, 1878. (Re: Waterloo Press – Feb 14, 1878)



A child of Nickodemus Spindler was buried Sunday, it s death resulting form scarlet fever and neglect. (Re: Waterloo Press – Feb 21, 1878)


Samuel Tarney, of Jackson township, aged 84, died a few days since. (Re: Waterloo Press – Feb 2, 1878)


Mrs. Mary Barr, who has for several years been suffering from pulmonary consumption, died last Thursday, at the residence of Solomon Woodcox. (Re: Waterloo Press – Mary 14, 1878)


Alonzo King a resident near the cheese factory, died last Tuesday night after an illness of abut ten days of pneumonia, and his wife, who has been in poor health for some time, took the same disease at the time of her husbands, death and died on Friday night. The leave but one child, Mrs. Dermott, who at the present writing, is suffering from nervous prostration. (Re: Waterloo Press – Mar 21, 1878)



The infant child of Mr. Hinsdale was buried last Saturday. (Re: Waterloo Press – Oct 3, 1878)


John G. Davis, and old and well known citizen of Jackson township, this county, died last Tuesday morning. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jan 4, 1878)


Forest Bowden, a native of Missouri, died Jan., 19th. He had resided in this township a little more than a year. He leaves a wife and one child. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jan 18, 1877)


Perry Ulm

Suicide, on Monday morning last, Perry Ulm, aged 21, years, who lived with his brother-in-law, near St. Joe station in Concord township, committed suicide by hanging himself, in the stable belonging to the premises where he resided. (Re: Waterloo Press – Feb 22, 1877)


Peter Wycoff, and old resident of this county, died at his residence in Stafford township, one day last week, after a lingering illness. (Re: Waterloo Press – Mar 22, 1877)


John Garber buried a child last week. (Re: Waterloo Press – Mar 22, 1877)



Barney Kennedy, referred to last week as having been shot by H. W. Ford at Auburn, died in the jail (where he had been placed for safe keeping) on Thursday morning last. His death resulted from fits, and not from the wounds as they were of a very slight nature. It is the universal expression of those who become acquainted with the facts, that Mr. Ford acted with rare discretion, considering the very trying circumstances under which he passed away. (Re: Waterloo Press – Apr 5, 1877)


Joseph Lent, a former resident of this village, died in Chicago last Sunday. The remains were brought here and interred in the cemetery, on Tuesday, under direction of the Masonic fraternity of which order deceased was a member. (Re: Waterloo Press – Apr 20, 1877)


Mrs. Rhoda Hawkins, of Butler, lately shot by her husband in Canada, died from the injuries received. Hawkins is still at large. (Re: Waterloo Press – May 3, 1877)


Mrs. A. S. Leas

A very general feeling of sadness is expressed at the death of Mrs. A. S. Leas, which occurred yesterday forenoon. Funeral services Friday at 2 o’clock, at the Reformed Church. (Re: Waterloo Press – May 3, 1877)


Elizabeth Knott

Died at the family residence, in Butler township, May 26th, Elizabeth Knott, aged 70 years and 4 months. Deceased was the mother of H. H. Knott, Mrs. J. D. McAnally and Mrs. J. H. Thomas, of this village. (Re: Waterloo Press – May 31, 1877)


Mrs. Hammond, widow of the late Abraham Hammond, died at her home near town on Monday, at an advanced age. (Re: Waterloo Press – May 31, 1877)


Frank Ervin

Frank, son of James and Mary Ann Ervin, of Butler Township, died very suddenly of consumption of the bowels in Richardson county, Nebraska on the 14th ultimo. Deceased was about 29 years of age was born in this village and his parents were well known to the older residents of the place. Can’t read the rest of the article. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jul 5, 1877)



It is thought that Benjamin Wenrich’s little boy, who died at the Lake last week, took morphine by mistake for quinine, and was poisoned. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jul 12, 1877)


Isaac Culbertson, Esq., and old citizen of Jackson township, died on Thursday of last week. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jul 19, 1877)


Hugh Cottrell

Fatal accident, Tuesday, while Hugh Cottrell was at work in Lockhart & Knott’s planing mill sawing lumber, a piece of board flew back, striking him in the abdomen, and inflicting injuries, from which he died early this morning . Deceased leaves a wife and several small children, in rather straitened circumstances. The funeral will probably take place tomorrow. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jul 26, 1877)



The aged mother of John and Jacob Somers was struck with paralysis last Saturday about noon, and at this writing lies in an unconscious state. She had just sat down to dinner when she was stricken, and fell to the floor while the young girl went for assistance no one else being present. Her right side was paralyzed, and she has scarcely moved since. She is about eighty year of age. Courier 19th. Mrs. Somers died on Friday last. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jul 26, 1877)


Jack Andrews, a well-known citizen of Newville township, died Sunday night, after a short illness. (Re: Waterloo Press – Aug 2, 1877)


Amasa Bohler

The death of Mr. Amasa Bohler, on Thursday of last week, was very sudden, he having been ill only for a few hours. (Re: Waterloo Press – Aug 9, 1877)



Ann Crawford, aunt of Mrs. J. S. Bowers, died a the residence of Mr. Bowers on Saturday, and was buried on Monday. She was 72 years old. (Re: Waterloo Press – Aug 9, 1877)


August Ahrendt, a former Waterloo Miller, died of heart disease at Angola, on Saturday last. (Re: Waterloo Press – Aug 16, 1877)


Henry Crays

Died on Sunday night the 2d inst., of cholera infantum, Henry, son of N. J. and Emma Crays, of Smithfield township, aged 6 weeks. (Re: Waterloo Press – Aug 31, 1877)


Catharine Peneton

Catharine, wife of William Peneton, died on the 5th instant, aged 77 years, 7 months and 23 days. (Re: Waterloo Press – Sep 6, 1877)


Inez Milligan

Since my last, death has been in our midst and taken away Miss Inez Milligan; she died October 9th, in the nineteenth year of her age, beloved by all who knew her. Her grief stricken parents have the sympathy of the community in their irreparable loss. (Re: Waterloo Press – Oct 25, 1877)


Dwight Moody, an old and leading citizen of Newville township, died on Sunday last, of a long and painful illness. (Re: Waterloo Press – Nov 1, 1877)



The wife of Daniel DeWitt, of Wilmington, died very suddenly last Sunday evening. (Re: Waterloo Press – Nov 29, 1877)


Belle Williamson

Sudden death of Belle, 14 months old child of Mr. and Mrs. E.Y. Williamson, died Saturday night of convulsions, brought on by fever. Mr. Williamson was absent in Ohio at the time, but came home in response to a telegram. (Re: Waterloo Press – Nov 29, 1877)


Miss Jennie Webster, of Fairfield Center was buried to-day, having died of inflammation of the bowels, having been sick only about thirty-six hours. Her stricken parents have the sympathy of the entire community. She was well liked by all who knew her. (Re: Waterloo Press – Dec 13, 1877)


Mrs. Huggins, quite an elderly lady, who was a visitor for the past few years among her many friends in Waterloo, Auburn and vicinity. Mrs. H. was the last of her family, and the last sad rites were performed by volunteer friends. (Re: Waterloo Press – Dec 13, 1877)


Mrs. Henrietta Headley, daughter of W. H. Chilson, died of bronchial consumption. (Re: Waterloo Press- Dec 13, 1877)


Frank Allen

Frank youngest son of A. W. Allen, died of diptheria. (Re: Waterloo Press – Dec 13, 1877)


James Hendershots, youngest child, a girl, aged about three years, died Thursday night of scarlet fever. Funeral services were held Saturday, at the Disciple church, Rev. Hendryk officiating. (Re: Waterloo Press – Dec 20, 1877)



Step daughter Mr. Nye, who died Saturday at 11 o’clock. (Re: Waterloo Press – Dec 27, 1877)


James DeLong, died Sunday at 4 o’clock. The funeral will be preached to-day at the Lutheran church, Fairfield Centre, at half-past ten o’clock. (Re: Waterloo Press – Dec 27, 1877)


Maude Estella Baxter

Died, in Denton county, Texas, of ulcerated sore throat, on the 11th instant. aged two years, five months and twenty-eight days. Maude Estella, daughter of W. W. and Dora Baxter, formerly of this county. (Re: Waterloo Press – Dec 27, 1877)



J. W. Hubbard, near this place, buried his youngest child, aged about six months, on Monday last. (Re: Waterloo Press – Feb 3, 1876)


Ruth Speer

Died January 25th, in Union township, Ruth wife of Robert Speer, aged 63 years, 3 months. Mrs. Speer died very suddenly, from heart disease or some similar disorder. The funeral took place at the U. B. church in this place, of which denomination she was a member, on Thursday following, Mrs. Speer was an old resident of the township. (Re: Waterloo Press – Feb 3, 1876)


James Dinnis

Troy, Ind., March 13, 1876. James, son of Adam Dinnis, died of consumption last Thursday at his father’s in the north of Troy. Deceased was nineteen years of age, and had been an invalid for two years. His remains were removed to Fulton Co., Ohio, for burial. (Re: Waterloo Press – Mar 16, 1876)


R. F. Nye

On Wednesday night of last week a Commercial traveler, named R. F. Nye, died a the Bigler House in this place. He resided in Massachusetts. (Re: Waterloo Press – Mar 30, 1876)


Col. Fuller, a veteran of the war of 1812, died at his residence three miles east of Auburn, a few days since. (Re: Waterloo Press – Apr 30, 1876)


Emma Bacon

Last Wednesday morning, about 6 o’clock, Emma Bacon died, and was taken to Butler Thursday, for interment. (Re: Waterloo Press – Apr 30, 1876)


Maria Griffith

Yesterday morning Maria Griffith, daughter of W. P. Wiley, of Fairfield township, died; she will be buried at Kendallville ton-morrow. (Re: Waterloo Press – Apr 30, 1876)



On Monday Ab. Zerkle buried and infant child, which died from the effects of an injury received by falling from a chair. (Re: Waterloo Press – May 11, 1876)


Freeman W. Kelley

Young man drowned, Monday evening the sad intelligence was brought to town, from Eldora, Iowa that Freeman W., youngest son of Thomas Kelley, was downed in the river at that place a few days since. The young man had only left home a month ago, in good health and spirits. The remains will not be brought home until fall or winter. Mr. Kelley’s ill luck seems to be coming together, and he and his family have the sympathy of the entire community. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jun

1, 1876)



Butler, July 9, 1876. Mr. Gillis, night operator at this office, died yesterday morning, he was a civil, practical business gentleman, and his family has the sympathies of the whole community. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jul 13, 1876)



Mr. and Mrs. Josiah Zerkle, of Hamilton, buried their only child from the M. E. church in this place on Tuesday. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jul 13, 1876)


Mrs. Jefferson Clark

On Wednesday of last week, Mrs. Jefferson Clark, living a few miles west of Auburn, kindled her fire with kerosene. The can exploded and she was burned to death. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jul 20, 1876)


Z. E. Hull

Intelligence of the death of Z. E. Hull, reached this place a few days since. The sad event occurred in Tennessee, on the 11th instant., after an illness of several weeks duration. Deceased had ______ after he removed form this place to Tennessee, and left a wife and two children. A large circle of friends in this place and vicinity, will feel a genuine sorrow at this untimely death. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jul 20, 1876)


Charles Rose, aged 20 years, was drowned in the St. Joseph river, at Leo, Allen county, on the 10th instant. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jul 20, 1876)


Grandfather Davis, who has so long been suffering from mental disease, quietly sank to rest, at the Asylum in Indianapolis last Sunday. The remains were interred at Auburn on Tuesday. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jul 27, 1876)


Carrie E. Goodwin, the two year old daughter of L. S. Goodwin, died last Saturday. (Re: Waterloo Press – Aug 31, 1876)


Frank D. Sinclair

Died September 27, 1876, in this place Frank D., second son of John W. and Ettie Sinclair, aged 3_ years, 4 mos., 22 days (Re: Waterloo Press – Sep 28, 1876)


Susan Daniels

Died at the family residence in Smithfield, Sunday, October 15, 1876, Susan, wife of R. G. Daniels, aged 63 years. The death of Mrs. Daniels was very sudden, she having been ill but a few days. The funeral services were held in the U. B. Church of this place, on Tuesday, a large number of neighbors and friends attending, to express their sympathy with Mr. Daniels and his afflicted family, in this sudden bereavement. (Re: Waterloo Press – Oct 19, 1876)


Daniel Smith

Died on the 29th instant. in this place Daniel Smith, aged 66 years. (Re: Waterloo Press – Nov 2, 1876)


George Trout died yesterday afternoon, in this place after a long and painful illness. He had been confined to his room all Summer, and had been unable to leave his bed for _____ weeks. In his eye death must have been a welcome messenger as it brought relief form the most terrible sufferings. Friends of the family are _____ to attend the funeral service form this residence, at 10 o’clock tomorrow, (Friday) forenoon. (Re: Waterloo Press – Nov 23, 1876)


John G. Hamil died at this residence in this place on Monday, of hemorrhage from the lungs. The funeral of Mr. Hamil, yesterday was attended by the Masonic Order in a body. (Re: Waterloo Press – Nov 320, 1876)


Alva Lawrence, an old citizen of Newville township, died recently, from the effects of a fall he received about a year ago. (Re: Waterloo Press – Dec 21, 1876)


Catharine Irish

Died near this place, January 12, 1876, Catharine, wife of David S. Irish. Mrs. Irish leaves a husband and five children to mourn her loss. Notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather large number of neighbors and relatives were present a the funeral, on Tuesday following, to pay their last respect to the deceased. She was a member of the Reformed Church, and died happy. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jan 27, 1876)



Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Jones lost a little girl, 7 years of age, by scarlatina, on Thursday last. (Re: Waterloo Press – Apr 4, 1875)



Simon Zerkle, who now lived at Elkhart, buried one of his children here last Saturday. (Re: Waterloo Press – Apr 4, 1875)


Mrs. Sarah Bumbarger, died on the 17 instant, in Franklin, at an advanced age. (Re: Waterloo Press – Dec 19, 1875)


Hannah (Marshall) Sloane

From the Sandusky Journal we learn that Mrs. Hannah Marshall, wife of Hon. Rush R. Sloane, died in that city, on the first instant. Deceased was a daughter-in-law of Col. John N. Sloane, of this place. (Re: Waterloo Press – Dec 12, 1875)


James Smith died in Richland, December 10th of Consumption. (Re: Waterloo Press – Dec 12, 1875)


Almira A. Thomson

Died at the residence of her father in Smithfield township, Almira A., daughter of Joel E. and Maria J. Thomson, aged 23, years and 2 months. The subject of the above has been sorely afflicted, besides being blind for nearly 7 years, all of which she bore with Christian patience.


Keziah Bressler, died October 28, 1872 in this place, aged 82 years, 5 mos., and days. (Re: Waterloo Press – Oct 31. 1872)



Child killed, a little boy, aged about six years, a son of Charles Klotz, of Auburn, fell from an apple tree, one day last week, striking upon a knife which he held in his hand and almost instantly killing him. The wound was inflicted in the region of the heart. (Re: Waterloo Press – Sep 12, 1872)



Fatal accident, a young man named Gerber, who lived on Dr. J. S. Stough’s farm south of town, died yesterday morning, from the effects of a kick from a horse. The accident occurred on Sunday previous. The father of Gerber died a short time before, and by these dispensations a large family of small children are left without anyone to provide for their wants. (Re: Waterloo Press – Sep 12, 1872)


Mary Ellen Clark, died Jul 18, 1872, daughter of O. T. and S. B. Clark, aged one year and three days. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jul 25, 1872)



On Tuesday night, in this place, Maynard Eugene, only child of A. B. Richards, aged 1 month and seven days. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jul 25, 1872)



On the 28th instant, in this place, Matilda, wife of A. B. Richards, aged twenty two years. (Re: Waterloo Press – May 30, 1872)


Mr. Jacob Snyder, who lived near Auburn, died very suddenly one day last week. He was sick only a day or two, and the disease with which he was afflicted seems to have been something new in this county. A post mortem examination of the remains, by eight physicians resident of Auburn and Spencerville, failed to furnish any new light as to the cause of his death. The remains turned black, before interment. Mr. Synder was well know throughout the entire county, having been engaged in the sale of agricultural implements for several years past. He had been a widower, but was married two weeks previous to his death. (Re: Waterloo Press – May 23, 1872)


Rev. Hiram Freeman, who, some year ago, lived on a farm in the north part of Smithfield, this county, was killed by falling under a freight train, at Inwood, Marshall county, Indiana, on the 6th instant. The deceased was well known to many of our citizens, having preached in various portions of this county. (Re: Waterloo Press – May 9, 1872)


Isaac Jackman, died at this residence in Franklin, April 12, 1872, aged 54 years 5 months and 22 days. (Re: Waterloo Press – Apr 19, 1872)


Mrs. Pauline Moore, widow of Capt. J. H. Moore, 100th Ind. Vols., was buried at Auburn, on Monday of this week. The deceased lady will be recollected by many of our citizens, she having resided her previous to the war. (Re: Waterloo Press – Apr 18, 1872)


Josiah Metcalf, died, in Fairfield township, Feb 22, 1872, aged 87 years, 11 months and 18 days. (Re: Waterloo Press – Feb 29, 1872)


John Campbell, died at Butler, Indiana, Feb 8, 1872, in the 73rd year of his age. (Re: Waterloo Press – Feb 15, 1872)


Mrs. Mary Ann McQueen, wife of Wm. McQueen, senior, died at her residence in Franklin, on the 10th, inst., aged 61 years, 9 months and 19 days. (Re: Waterloo Press – Feb 15, 1872)


Mrs. Lurene Hodges died in this place, Feb 13, aged 75 years. She was born in Cayuga county, N. Y. She was a member of the Baptist church, 53 years, and of the Presbyterian Church, of Waterloo, the last 3 years, of her life. She passed away peacefully and calmly, trusting in Jesus. (Re: Waterloo Press – Feb 15, 1872)


Gertrude E. Dills, died at Auburn, Dec 30, 1871, of pleure-pneumonia, daughter of W. H. and E. A. Dills, aged five months and nine days. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jan 4, 1872)


John Zimmerman, senior, a veteran of the war of 1812 died on Tuesday of this week, at the residence of his son, Michael Zimmerman, in Smithfield. Th deceased seen considerable service against the British and Indians in the then North-western Territory. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jan 4, 1872)



Tow fatal cases of diptheria have occurred within the past few days, in the family of Mr. Franks, who lives on Washington street. Their only remaining child manifest strong symptoms of having the disease. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jan 4, 1872)


William C. Campbell, died in Smithfield, Jan 8, 1872, aged 22 years, 6 months and 12 days. Funeral services on Sabbath, 9th inst. by Rev D. Bender, in the Disciple Church, Cedar Lake. The deceased leaves a young wife and a large circle of relatives and friends. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jan 12, 1871)


Sarah Baxter, died on the 2d instant, in Smithfield township, wife of Moses Baxter, at an advanced age. (Re: Waterloo Press – May 4, 1871)


Mrs. Mary Oberlin, died on the 15th inst., at the residence of David Oberlin, in Franklin township, in the 93d year of her age, The remains were buried at Hamilton. (Re: Waterloo Press – May 18, 1871)


Caroline Gee, died May 1, 1871, youngest daughter of Harlow Gee, aged 5 years 2 months and 26 days. (Re: Waterloo Press – May 18, 1871)


Mr. William Hoffman, of Smithfield, died quite suddenly, on Monday morning last. The deceased was very generally known in this section of the county, and universally respected for his honesty and integrity. (Re: Waterloo Press – May 29, 1871)


Mary Beecher, died July 12, 1871, at Lent’s Hotel, in this place, wife of John W. Beecher, aged 46 years. The deceased was an estimable lady, and had made many friends during he short residence here. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jul 20, 1871)


Mary Evaline Buckland, died on the 6th inst., of cholera infantum, daughter of Newell and Mary Buckland, aged 7 mos. and 21 days. (Re: Waterloo Press – Aug 10, 1871)


Frank Lower, died in this place, of measles, Sept. 30th, infant son of Lorenzo Lower, aged 10 months and 10 days. (Re: Waterloo Press – Oct 5, 1871)


Thomas Miller

The Auburn Courier, of last Thursday, says: "Just as we go to press we learn that Thomas Miller, who resided about two miles south of town, was killed last night by the upsetting of a wagon on cross-ties, for the Eel River railroad. The most horrible part is that he must have laid under the ties for ten or twelve hours before he was found. He leave a large and respectable family to mourn his loss. (Re. Waterloo Press – Oct 12, 1871)



Four deaths have occurred in the family of Isaiah A. Likens of Wilmington township. Within the past month, as follows: Nov 3d, Ida A., aged 2 years, and 2 days, Nov 15th , James W. Aged 10 years, 9 months and 18 days; Nov 21st, Frank W., aged 3 years, 8 months and 29 days. Nov. 26, Electa E., aged 5 years, 5 months and 20 days. This leaves the parents childless. They all died with diptheria. (Re: Waterloo Press – Nov 30, 1871)


Mrs. L. E. Emanuel, died at Spencerville, wife of Dr. J. Emanuel, departed this life at half passed 8 a.m. on the 28th of November 1871. (Re: Waterloo Press – Dec 1, 1871)


George T. Hurting, a former, citizen of this place, died at South Bend, Indiana, recently. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jan 13, 1870)


John Reed, of Fairfield township, died on the 13th instant, in the 77th year of his age. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jan 20, 1870)


Samuel Till, Sen., died on the 15th inst., at his residence in this place, aged 69 years, 5 months and 1 day. Father Till was born in Berks county, Pennsylvania, and moved to this county in 1849. He had lived fourteen years in this place, being one of the oldest citizens of the town. He leaves an aged widow, and a large circle of relatives and friends. to mourn their loss. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jan 20, 1870)


Orpha Lower, died, on the 2d inst. in this place, only child of Alonzo and Ellen Lower, aged 2 months. (Re: Waterloo Press – Feb 10, 1870)


William Chapman, died at his residence in Seville, Medina County, Ohio, February 4, 1870, aged 69 years. The deceased formerly resided in this place, and was the father of Mr. Columbus Chapman, of Franklin. (Re: Waterloo Press – Feb 10, 1870)


On Thursday last, Mr. David Zents, a farmer living near the north line of Smithfield, east to Barker’s Chapel, fell down and expired. While at work in his sugar bush. The deceased had been as well usual, during the day and had just returned from dinner when death overtook him. Mr. Zents, we understand, has been afflicted at time with heart disease for several years. (Re: Waterloo Press – Mar 31, 1870)


Herbert Clyde Patterson, died on the 21st ultio, son of Robert and Lucinda Patterson, aged 10 months. (Re: Waterloo Press – Apr 7, 1870)


Orlinda L. Taylor

Died in Waterloo City, April 9, 1870, of consumption, Orlinda L., wife of James B. Taylor, age 31 years and 6 months. She bore her suffering with the patience of a saint, and died in the triumph of living faith, and went home to glory, which none but the righteous can hope to enjoy. She leaves a husband, daughter, and a large circle of friends to mourn her loss. (Re: Waterloo Press – Apr 14, 1870)


Catherine Vian

Died at her residence in Fairfield township near Corunna, April 18, 1870, of consumption. Catherine, wife of Enos Vian, aged 39 years, 7 months and 23 days. She has been a citizen of that place about 16 years, and suffered long and much. She leaves a husband, 7 children and a circle of friends to mourn the loss. The funeral services will be held at the M. E. Church, at Corunna, next Sunday, at 3 o’clock, p.m. Sermon by Rev James Hadsell, of Kendallville. (Re: Waterloo Press – Apr 21, 1879)


Henry Dantz? (hard to read)

Died in Fairfield township, May 7, 1870, of consumption, Henry Dantz, aged 67 years, 1 month and 21 days. A large number attended the funeral . he leaves a great many friends and relatives to mourn their loss. (Re: Waterloo Press – May 12, 1870)


Captain John H. Wilson

Died on the 3d inst., of Comsumption, Captain John H. Wilson, of the 44th Reg. Indiana Volunteers, aged 34 yrs, 8 mos, and 20d. (Re: Waterloo Press – Mar 5, 1870)


Mrs. T. Dills, died at her residence near Spencerville, this county, Monday, May 30, 1870, of Bronchitis, widow of the late Jacob Dills, aged 62 years. Funeral services at 10 a.m. June 1, at the Lutheran church in Spencerville. ((Re: Waterloo Press – Jun 2, 1870)


Mr. Joseph Lewis, of Franklin, died last week, from the effects of an accident which occurred sometime previous. The injury was received by being thrown from a buggy, and death was hastened by heart disease, with which he had been afflicted for many years. At the time of his death, Mr. Lewis was a member of the Republican Central Committee of this county. (Re: Waterloo Press – Jul 14, 1870)


May Agnes Long

Died in Kendallville, Friday, July 22d, 1870, of congestion of the brain, daughter of Henry J. and Louisa M. Long, aged 6 months and 19 days. (Re: Waterloo Press- Jul 28, 1870)


Nancy J. Woodcox, died near Newville, on the 12th of congestive chills, wife of G. W. Woodcox, aged 31, years. (Re: Waterloo Press – Aug 18, 1870)


Jane Rainier, died in this place Sept 5th, 1870, of consumption, wife of Samuel Rainier, aged 48 years. (Re: Waterloo Press – Sep 15, 1870)


William McClellan, died on the 2d inst. in this place, aged 63 years and 8 months. Funeral services by Rev. E. Hall, today at 2 o’clock, at the U. B. Church. (Re: Waterloo Press – Nov 3, 1870)





Died on the 18th inst., near this place, and infant daughter of Timothy McClure, Jr. (Re: Waterloo Press – Nov 24, 1870)


Mrs. Polly Bullard, died in Smithfield, Dec 11, of congestion of the lungs, aged 49 years, 8 months and 10 days. Funeral discourse will be delivered by Rev. E. Barker, at the Jones’ Corners School House, the 2d Sabbath in January at ___ o’clock, a.m. The last 5 months of the life of the deceased was passed in performing the duties of a mother for her sister’s motherless children, for which we hope and pray she may receive a reward from the Giver of all good. (Re: Waterloo Press – Dec 15, 1870)


Capt. R.A. Franks, who had practiced law at Butler until a few months ago, was instantly killed by a Lake Shore train, between Edgerton and Melborn, Saturday, and it is supposed he climbed up between two freight cars, to get a ride to Bryan, and either on account of being intoxicated or cold, fell down to the track, when the portion of the train behind him ran over him. The body was horribly mangled, the remains were taken to Bryan, where an inquest was held. (Re: Waterloo Press – Feb 6, 1879)


Mrs. Sarah Mottinger, wife of Michael Mottinger, of Franklin township, died on the 11th inst., at the age of 74 years, 9 months. Deceased was born in Lancaster County, Pa., and had been a professing christian for 50 years. Funeral services at Hamilton on Sunday last, conducted by Dr. Shepherd, of Waterloo. (Re: Waterloo Press – Nov 20, 1879)


Alice L. Hoover, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Hoover, was stricken with paralysis on Friday, and died Monday morning at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Isaac Hague, in Auburn, aged 22 years, 1 month, and 21 days. The remains were brought to this place for interment the funeral taking place at the U. B. Church, on Tuesday afternoon. She was conscious up to a few moments before death, and gave full direction to her father and mother for her burial, which were carried out as closely as was possible to do so. These sudden deaths are becoming fearfully common. (Re: Waterloo Press – Oct 11, 1877


Mrs. Martha Ruhl, passed away at her home on north Jackson street, Monday evening at 6 o’clock, after an illness extending over a period of several months, aged 64 years, 5 months and 8 days. (Re: The Dispatch – 21 Feb 1901)


Ruth Olds

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Olds, lost their eldest daughter, little Ruth, ae 5 years. Sunday morning, from that dread disease, membrainous Croup. She was buried Sunday afternoon. (Re: The Dispatch – 21 Feb 1901)


Elva Bottenberg

Elva, the 13year old daughter of Elmer Bottenberg, living on Lewis Bowers farm west of the Lake Shore depot, did Wednesday, morning at 6 o’clock of Typhoid Fever. The funeral arrangement had not been made before going to press. (Re: The Dispatch – 21 Feb 1901)


Mrs. Buss

Miss Anna Bevier, teacher in the Auburn Schools, received word Monday of the sudden death of her sister, Mrs. Buss, at Fayette, Ohio, where she was visiting another sister. Mrs. Buss was daughter of Dr. and Mrs. William Bevier, of Waterloo and the remains were taken to that place for burial. Her husband Frank Buss, shot himself a few years ago, while temporarily insane through brain trouble. (Re: The Dispatch – 21 Feb 1901)


Warren Clark, son of Milton Clark, while visiting his brother Ashers at south Chicago, last week, took sick and died. His remains were brought home Saturday, and buried Monday at Cedar Chapel Cemetery. He leaves father, mother, three brothers and two sister and many friends to mourn his untimely death. (Re: The Dispatch – 21 Feb 1901)


Mrs. Wesley Walter passed away Friday, and was laid to rest beside her husband in the Butler cemetery, Sunday. (Re: The Butler Weekly Record – May 15, 1908)


Miss Margaret Reinoehl, of Fairfield township, aged 78 years, died on Thursday of last week. (Re: Waterloo Press – Dec 5, 1879)


Barbara, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Beidler, died on Friday last, aged nearly 21 years. (Re: Waterloo Press – Dec 19, 1878)


James Shanks

Died on the 8th inst., at his residence east of this place, James Shanks, Senior, at an advanced age.

George May of Newville, brother of James may of our city, died this morning at 8 o’clock of pneumonia, the result of the grip. The deceased was 72 years old. The funeral will take place from the Brethren church at Newville, Friday forenoon, Jan. 13 at 11 o’clock. (Re. Auburn Dispatch – 12 Jan 1899)


William Edwards

The funeral of William Edwards was held Wednesday afternoon from the home of his son, John, in Forest Part, conducted by Rev. F. F Thornburg, and interment was made in Sawdust cemetery east of Auburn. (Re: Auburn Courier – 30 Dec 1915) (Mt. Pleasant or Ginder Cemetery was also known as Sawdust cemetery)


W. A. Lowry

During the fall of 1873, business took Mr. Lowry to Delphi, Indiana, near which city he was drowned while attempting to drive through a canal that interested the public road. His body was brought to Auburn for burial and his funeral was the largest hiterto known to the town. The Rev. Cone, of the M. E. church preached with pathos and eloquence, and deep sympathy for the family was felt by the community. He was buried with masonic rites by the lodge of which he was an honored member, in the Evergreen cemetery. (Re: Auburn Courier – 26 Oct 1893)


Col. W. W. Griswold, died 23 Jan 1893 at Chanute, Neosha county, Kansas

(Re: Auburn Courier – 13 Jul 1893)


Robert J. Lowry died in 1880, in DeKalb county, Indiana (Re: Auburn Courier – 20 Jul 1893)


C. C. Clark, died 4 Oct 1873, in DeKalb county, Indiana (Re: Auburn Courier – 7 Sep 1893)


Rev. F. Frazen, died 26 May 1882 at Waterloo, DeKalb county, Indiana (Re: Auburn Courier – 21 Sep 1893)


Mr. Altenberg, died 1888 in DeKalb county, Indiana (Re: Auburn Courier – 13 Nov 1890)


Dr. Dancer died 1853, His widow died Feb 1876 both in DeKalb county, Indiana (Re: Auburn Courier – 12 Mar 1891)


George W. Weamer, died Sept 1892 in DeKalb county, Indiana (Re: Auburn Courier – 7 Dec 1893)


Francis Houlton, murdered 18 May 1878 in Franklin township, DeKalb county, Indiana. (Re: Auburn Courier – 4 Jan 1894)


Alexius T. Harner murdered 14 Dec 1885 in Butler township, DeKalb county, Indiana (Re: Auburn Courier – 4 Jan 1894)


Ellsworth Feagler

W. C. Lockhart, of Crawfordsville, writes to R. M. Lockhart, the following account of the sad death of Ellsworth Feagler: "It occurred Saturday, at 10:30 a.m. He, with four other boys, started for Troutman’s Station to get Sassafras root, and took guns along to hunt. They stopped near the dormitory, in the College campus and sat down to wait for one of the party, who had gone to get an ax. When he was approaching the company got up, and Colonel picked up his gun by the muzzle, the cock caught in the grass and discharged it. The mussel being close to his breast the shot struck before scattering striking his left breast, and penetrating the heart. He continued breathe for some minutes. The boys say he spoke saying, "I’m shot, tell ma." The funeral occurred Monday, and was the largest I have ever seen in this city. A great many citizens were out and all of the public schools marched to the church and cemetery. The bridge carpenters, master mechanic and Superintendent of the I. B. & W. R.R. came down with their train and hired carriage and attended the funeral. Colonel was a good boy, and very popular among his comrades and acquaintances, and, in fact, with every body that knew him. He was admired for his brightness, manliness and good manners. He was a particular favorite in school, with both scholars and teachers. The parents have the sympathy of the entire community at the sad death of their only child."

(Re: The Waterloo Press – 14 Mar 1878)


Jackman, Child

Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Jackman, of Huntington, buried their youngest child in the Waterloo cemetery, on Sunday. (Re: The Waterloo Press – 26 Jun 1879)


Miss Amelia Paterson who has been out of health for some time died Sunday morning at 9 o’clock. The funeral was from the residence Tuesday at 10 a.m. (Re: Auburn Courier – 7 May 1891 Thursday)


Isaac and Harrison Jones, went west, one died in Arkansas and the other in a state farther west. (Re: Auburn Courier – 25 Jun 1891)


John Bolinger removed to Illinois and died there. (Re: Auburn Courier – 25 Jun 1891)


Stephen Latson, brother of James Latson, ex-coroner of county, died in Auburn, about 1863. (Re: Auburn Courier – 25 Jun 1891)


John Johnston, died while a resident of Auburn. (Re: Auburn Courier – 25 Jun 1891)


Sheriff’s Sale: Lewis C. Shutt, administrator of the estate of Barbara Ann Wearley, deceased, is plaintiff, and William L. Wearley is defendant. Saturday August 1, 1891. (Re: Auburn Courier – 16 July 1891)


Mrs. Bliss

In September, 1851, the wife of Rev. J. T. Bliss died and she was buried in the old cemetery. There are those living, but not many, who attended. (Old Evergreen Cemetery) (Re: Auburn Courier - 6 Aug 1891)


Death Notices: Transcribed by Arlene Goodwin Added 10/13/2001


Death of a Pioneer –A pioneer of this portion of the State quietly passed "over the river," in this place on the evening of the 20th inst., in the death of John K. Forsyth, which event occurred at the residence of his grand-daughter, Mrs. J. M. Kimsey. Mr. Forsyth was born in the State of New York in 1806; was married in 1826 to the wife who survives him; moved to Steuben county, this State, in 1836, being among its earliest pioneers. For several years the deceased resided at Ligonier; but since, from age and other infirmities, he had been incapacitated from active business pursuits, both him and his aged companion had found a home with the family of Postmaster Kimsey. (Re: Waterloo Press – 28 Apr 1881)


Clark, R., son of John H. and Emma Baxter, died in Butler on Saturday, the 23d instant, aged 4 years and 9 days. (Re: Waterloo Press – 29 Sep 1881)


Mr. and Mrs. J. C. DeLong lost their nine year old son from croup, on Friday of last week. (Re: Waterloo Press – 9 Dec 1880)


The body of Augustas Harding, a former Corunna resident, was laid to rest in the cemetery near here after the funeral services in Garrett last Sunday. (Newspaper and date unknown)


Joyce Iris Hartman, the oldest daughter of Eno and Genivee Hartman, was born May 2, 1920 and departed this life Nov. 16, 1928, at the age of eight years, six months and fourteen days. She leaves to mourn their loss, her father, one brother, Robert, one sister Doris, two grandfathers, two grandmothers, and two great grandmothers besides a host of other relatives.


Waterloo friends have received word of the death of Eli G. Flack, which occurred at Gooseneck, Texas, on Feb. 16th. Mr. Flack had been a sufferer of heart trouble for some time, although his death was rather sudden, His daughter, Mrs. Nellie Farmer, and son Rober reside at Gooseneck. His son, Robert, accompanied the remains to South Bend where the funeral was held. Mr. Flack was about 68 years of age. At one time he resided in Waterloo and was engaged in the cigar manufacturing business while here. (Newspaper and date unknown)


Butler, July 12—Henry Hathaway, 73, died this morning at his home. Surviving are the wife, Retta, and two sons. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Phelps Funeral Home. Burial will be in the St. Joe cemetery. (Newspaper and date unknown) Note: Mr. Hathaway died 12 Jul 1946.


Benjamin Gushwa died at Evanston, Ill., and was buried at Corunna, his old home, on Tuesday. He was the husband of Belle Cissel formerly of this city. Rev. C. C. Cissel of Fort Wayne, her brother, delivered the funeral discourse. (Newspaper and date unknown)


Garrett, Jan. 10—Henry M. Fretz, 70, died at 3:30 o’clock Sunday morning at his home in Richland township, DeKalb county. He was a prominent farmer and was active as a member of the United Brethren church at Shower’s corners. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Lila Fretz; a daughter, Mrs. Florence Wittig, also of Richland township, and a brother, Frank M. Fretz of Rochester. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the U. B. church. Burial in the church cemetery. (Newspaper and date unknown) Note: Mr. Fretz died 10 Jan 1932.


Jennie Embrey (Mrs. Miles), 79, died at 9:30 p.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James F. Beber, 624 Second street., where she had lived for the past three years. She had been ill for a number of years. A member of the Methodist church in Butler Center, she also belonged to the Pythian Sisters. Two grandchildren also survive. The body has been taken to the C. M. Sloan & sons Mortuary. (Newspaper and date unknown) Note: Mrs. Embrey died 3 Apr 1948 buried 5 Apr 1948.


The death of J. Perry Ensley formerly a well known resident of Auburn and the last of the George Ensley family, took place Friday morning, November 14th, at his home at Ontario, Calif. Mr. Ensley was in his 77th year and was an orange grower. He left Auburn in 1886, but had returned several times since to visit relatives here. Mr. Ensley was a former pupil of W. H. McIntosh and for a number of years taught school in DeKalb county. He is survived by his widow, a son and three daughters, Mrs. Flora Green, Mrs. Clara Ashleman, Mrs. Morris Dirrim. Mrs. S. D. Walter and Mrs. Don Sprott are nieces residing in this city and Burley Ensley of Auburn, a nephew. (Newspaper and date unknown)


Betty Louise Friend, daughter of Arthur M. and Bernice B. Friend was born Sept. 12, 1931. After a short illness she passed away January 28, 1932, age 4 months and 16 days. By her death she leaves to mourn her loss, her father and mother, three sisters, Marcille, Mildred and Evelyn and one brother, Donald, also the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Peters and Mrs. and Mrs. Charles S. Friend and three great-grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Peters and Mr. William Garman, besides a great number of other relatives and friends. Her always beautiful smiling face and sunny disposition will never be forgotten. Suffer the children to come unto me. Thus said the Master of earth and sea. I verily, verily say unto thee suffer the little children to come unto me. Not now but in the coming years it may be in the better land of our tears. And there sometime we’ll understand. Then trust in God thru all the days. Fear not for he doeth hold thy hand, through dark the way, still sing and praise. Sometimes somewhere we’ll understand. (Newspaper and date unknown)


Martha Ann Coats, daughter of A. G. and Margaret Coats, died in a fit, September 19th, in Troy township, DeKalb county, Ind., age 9 months and 11 days. (Newspaper and date unknown)


Died October 26, 1898, Sylvia, youngest child of Mrs. Conely of West Seventh street, aged 6 years, 10 months and 22 days. Her gentle ways and sweet disposition won her a place in the hearts of all who came in know her well, whether in her home, her Sunday school or school. And although so young she realized fully that she must die, asking often for prayers and singing of those about her, and herself exclaiming in moments of extreme suffering. "Come Sweet Jesus and Take Me." A mother, one sister and two brothers are left to mourn the loss that death has brought to their household besides a host of friends that will miss the sunny presence of little Sylvia. (Newspaper and date unknown)



Coincidence in death of two Auburn masons.

In the ever-changing panorama of life, circumstances and events lead people to speak and do things which seem of little consequence at the time the words are spoken or the deeds are done. As time goes on these words and deeds are often recalled by recurring events, one of which is brought to mind in the death of the late Don Lawrence.


Some, and we may say, many years ago, a number of men learned the trade of masonry, among them being Mr. Lawrence. John Picker, the late George Picker of Kansas and the late Charles Picker of this city. The father of the Picker Bros. was a mason and came to this city from Fremont, Ohio, in 1864 with his family when the old court house was erected. Naturally the sons followed the same vocation.

When the late Charles Picker passed away, Mr. Lawrence, who died a short time later, was secured by John Picker to build the vault in which the body of his fellow mason was to be placed. While at the cemetery and in the presence of the brother, John Picker, Mr. Lawrence remarked that "folks are passing out at a pretty lively rate now. Wonder who will be next. Perhaps either one of us."


Little did he think when making this remark that within a very few days his companion would be called upon to build a vault into which his body would be places. But that is what come to pass. The late Mr. Lawrence took a hard cold while building the Picker vault and this cold may have had much to do with his demise in the short time after doing the work until his death. (Re: Obituary Book, vol 11, pg1) Note: Charles Allen Picker died 3 Jan 1917; (Re: DR 27-36) Don E. Lawrence died 23 Jan 1917; (Re: DR 27-36)



RESOLUTIONS: WHEREAS, It has pleased Him who doeth all things well to remove from our Sunday school, Arley and Madonna DeLong, aged 5 and 15 respectively, Arley dying Oct. 14 and Madonna Oct. 21, 1896; also Madonna being a worthy member of the U. B. Church at this place, therefore be it. RESOLVED, That in this double bereavement of Brother and Sister DeLong, we, as a church, do show forth brotherly loved and sympathy in ways provided. SECOND, That while their seats are vacant here, we do feel assured that they are now occupying the seat prepared for them in the kingdom above, and that we will endeavor to lead a true Christian life, so that when our seats are vacant here we also may be seated in the kingdom of God. THIRD, That in all this bereavement we humbly bow in submission to the Father and say, "Thy will, not mine, be done." signed H. M. Fretz, F. C. Scattergood, Mable Scattergood; Com. (Re: Obituary Book, vol 11, pg 9)


Joseph Becher

Lived in Corunna many years and tires of life. Death was instantaneous. Ill health for some time caused him to become melancholy, shots himself in hearing distance of several persons.


The town of Corunna was stirred to a considerable degree of excitement last Friday afternoon when the report was circulated that Joseph Becher had committed suicide by shooting himself in the right temple with a thirty-two caliber revolver. Death was believed to be instantaneous, and person hearing the report of the revolver rushed to his side and found life extinct, with a stream of blood flowing down the dead man’s face.


Despondency over ill health, is attributed as the cause of the act. He had threatened to take his life several times, and had made several unsuccessful attempts. The revolver with which he shot himself was brand new and had never been shot before, judging from appearances. But one shot was fired, the remaining chambers of the revolver being filled with cartridges.


The deceased had been a resident of Corunna for many years and was never married. For some years he engaged in the confectionery business and conducted an ice cream parlor until recently.


On the morning after the fatal shooting he went to the east portion of the town, and apparently meditation for a long time, sat beneath an apple tree near a vacant residence. Howard Baird and Walter Leasure, two small boys, who were playing nearby, saw him flashing the revolver, but did not think he was preparing to kill himself.


The deceased was a highly respected citizen of Corunna, and his demise has cast a gloom over the town. He lived alone, and part of the time boarded at a local hotel.


The body was removed to the home of an only sister. Mrs. Albert Wise, and Coroner Hinklin, of Garrett, was summoned and held an inquest late in the afternoon and pronounced death due to a shot from a revolver at this own hands. The deceased also had a brother, Peter Becher, of Corunna. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon and was largely attended. (Re: Obituary Book, vol 11, pg 13)


William Otto Wise, 152 East 59th Street , a retired painter, passed away February 27, 1948. Born in Corunna, Indiana August 8, 1874, he came to Seattle 30 years ago. He leaves one nephew, Frank Wise, in Corunna, Indiana. Services were held March 2, 1948 at the Green Lake Funeral Home with Rev. William McDowell of the Green Lake congregational church officiating. (Re: Obituary Book, vol 11, pg 14)



"Asleep in Jesus." Wellington Farrington, of Waterloo, Ind., died Dec. 7, 1899; born Dec. 10 1822. Married Sept 13, 1845, to Elsa A. Andrews. They came to DeKalb County, Ind., the same year. The aged companion, two children and several grandchildren mourn his departure. But not as those who have no hope. About forty-five years ago Bro. Farrington obeyed the gospel and all these years has lived a consistent Christian life. One of the pioneers in the Christian Church of this county, he goes to his reward respected by all. May the God of all grace comfort the bereaved in their house of loneliness. J. N. Wilson. (Re: Obituary Book, vol 11, pg 90)


The death of Michael Reinoehl, which occurred at Fairfield Center Sunday evening, removes another of the stalwart pioneers of the county. He came from Pennsylvania in 1856, and by hard labor, frugality and thrift, carved his road to financial success. He was eighty-six years of age, and for many years member of the Lutheran church. (Re: Obituary Book, vol 11, pg 91)


Another very sad death, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Campbell. A very sad accident occurred at about five o’clock, p. m., Oct. 10, in which Herman, the three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Campbell lost his life. They reside on the John Campbell farm northwest of Waterloo, and Mr. Campbell had planted the fence row across from his house to potatoes and was engaged in picking them up, the family helping. Just after starting up the team a few paces, he looked back and saw his son lying on the ground and carrying him to the house the little fellow only made a few gasps and was dead. Dr. Maris was summoned by phone but could give no assistance. The death came so sudden that the family are prostrated with grief. They are unable to tell how the accident occurred. But think the boy must have fallen under the wheels There was no external bruises to solve the mystery. (Re: Obituary Book vol 11, pg 99)


E. H. Armstrong , mentioned of whose critical illness had appeared in this paper died at St. Luke’s hospital at Davenport, Iowa, Thursday morning. His wife had hurried to this bedside, but reached Davenport to late to see her husband. The remains arrived in Waterloo Friday afternoon.

His last message was sent to his family physician, Dr. Broughton, and showed that his thoughts were about his invalid wife. The deceased has two daughters, Mrs. Clarence DeLong, residing near Churubusco, and Mrs. Laurah Betts, who has been teaching with her husband in the Philippine Island and is now on her way home via Europe. Mr. Armstrong was a good citizen and has many friends in Waterloo. Notice of the funeral will be published Saturday. (Re: Obituary Book, vol 11, pg 99)


Well known Citizen of the County stricken with heart attack. Silas H. Nugen, a well known citizen of the county, died very suddenly at this home in Auburn on Wednesday evening of last week, Mr. Nugen had just returned from an automobile ride and whiled sitting on his porch waiting for supper complained of a pain in his chest. After eating the evening meal he went to the porch and sat in a swing, and soon C. W. Fell passed the home and spoke to Mr. Nugen, but received no response. He noticed him in an un-natural position and went to his side to find him dead.

The deceased was sixty-five years of age and was born in Jackson township. His wife died two year ago. Mr. Nugen leaves seven children. His daughter, Leah was a teacher in the Waterloo public schools four years. (Re: Waterloo Press – 15 Jun 1922)


Mrs. Clara Moody, wife of Attorney D. D. Moody, was called to the great beyond Monday evening, after an illness of many weeks’ duration.

She was among the old residents of this city and had a wide acquaintance, and was much loved by all who knew her.

Besides a husband, she leaves three children, Mrs. Mattie Deitrick of Chicago, Alta of Monroeville, Ohio, and Ralph of San Francisco. The latter will not be able to attend the funeral services on account of being engaged at the exposition, and the time it would requires to reach here. (Re: Obituary Book, vol 11, pg 117A) Note: written in March 3, 1915.


Mrs. Sarah Miller, 84, died at her home near Helmer Saturday of infirmities of age. Born near Corunna, she had been a resident of Helmer and vicinity all her life. She was the widow of Jacob Miller, who died 35 years ago. (Re: Obituary Book, vol 11, pg 121)


Death at Infirmary

Charles Mercer, aged 60, died at the county infirmary Tuesday night from apoplexy. He had been unconscious ten days. He entered the institution on May 24, 1916, from Sedan, having separated from his wife, who now lives near that place. A son, Robert, of Kendallville, a daughter, Mrs. Myrl DeLong, of Sedan, two young boys in a home for boys, a daughter age 10, who lives with her mother, and two other children whose whereabouts are not known, survive. (Re: Obituary Book, vol 11, pg 122)


Mrs. Isaac Metz one of the highly respected ladies of Corunna died suddenly of heart trouble last Thursday evening. She was out on the porch assisting her husband and stepped into the house where she fell upon the floor and instantly expired. The funeral was held at the U. B. church Sunday and was largely attended. The sermon was preached by Rev. Zartman of Ft. Wayne, a nephew of the deceased. Mrs. Metz had many friends in this locality who will mourn for her. (Re: Obituary Book, vol 11, pg 123)


Mrs. Charles Rugman died at her home at 906 South Cedar street, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from cancer after an illness of four years. Mrs. Rugman’s health began to fail after an operation for goitre about that time.

Born in Iriquois county, Illinois in 1869, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Snyder, the deceased was married to Mr. Rugman, January 13, 1919.

Mrs. Rugman was a member of the Auburn First Presbyterian church, and for twenty five years was a member of the Cosmos Chapter No., 613, Order to the Eastern Stars of Chicago. Ill. and of the auxiliary of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen. (Re: Obituary Book, vol 11, pg 128)


Hollis Charles McGiffin, eldest son of William and Sarah Shurtz McGiffin, was born in Coshocton County, Ohio, July 21 1876. He moved with this parents to Fairfield township, DeKalb county, Indiana, in November, 1884, and lived there until March of this year, when he moved to Kendallville.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, a brother, Guy, and an infant brother and sister.

To mourn for him he leaves his step-mother, Mary McGiffin, three brothers, Carl of Corunna, Indiana and John and William of Kendallville; three sisters, Mrs. Nelson Getts of Ashley, Indiana and Mrs. Dale Conrad of Corunna and Miss Vida McGiffin of Birmingham, Mich. (Re: Obituary Book, vol 11, pg 130)


Spencerville, Ind., Sept 1—Mrs. Elizabeth Provines, aged 80, widow of J. A. Provines, died at her home Tuesday night. She had lived in Spencerville since 1873. The funeral will take place Friday afternoon at the Methodist church at 2 o’clock and burial will be made in the Evergreen cemetery at Auburn. (Re: Obituary Book, vol 11, page 138)


Auburn—Mrs. Lena Provine, 87, died Saturday at her home here. Surviving are two daughters, Miss Neva Provine, Auburn, with whom she lived and Mrs. Jack Carme, R. R., Auburn; two sons, Milo and Frank, both of Auburn; 16 grandchildren. The body is at Dilgard & Cline Funeral Home. Services will be held at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Tuesday. (Re: Obituary Book, vol 11, page 139)


Death of Mrs. M. E. Reynolds Corunna Lady Passed Away in Toledo Hospital, Tuesday Afternoon The remains of Mrs. M. E. Reynolds were brought back to Corunna Wednesday, arriving at 10 a.m., from Toledo where she went a week ago Sunday to submit to an operation for what proved to be cancer. She has been in ill health for a long time. She died Tuesday afternoon.

Surviving are her family, including her husband, and children, Harley, Zola and Berniece of Corunna, and Oscar of Auburn, and Walter of LaGrange. (Re: Obituary Book, vol 11, page 140)

Corunna, Jan. 14 – Mrs. Edith Pease, 45, wife of Henry Pease, N. Y. C. ticket agent here, died at her home at 10:30 o’clock today after a long illness from tuberculosis. Born near Mina Lake, Mich., she was united in marriage to Henry Pease and the family moved here five years ago. Surviving are the husband and two children. Funeral arrangements have not been made. (Re: Obituary Book, vol 11, page 145)


Mr. Adam Shatto, was buried at this place on Wednesday, July 29. He was born Feb. 14, 1819 and died July 25, 1885, aged 65 years 5 months and 14 days. Services by Rev. Shepherd. (Re: Obituary Book, vol 11, page 154 Auburn Courier – 13 Aug 1885)


Mrs. Martha Reinoehl of Kendallville, the mother of Mrs. Charles King and Mrs. Albert Sherlock of near Corunna, is dead at the age of 81 years at the home of her grandson, Earl Shaffer at Maumee, Ohio. She had been a resident of Noble county fifty years. (Re: Obituary Book, vol 11, page 167)


Lewis Shaffer, after a lingering illness, died last Thursday morning at 11:30. He had lived to the ripe old age of 78 years. Rev. J. Phillips conducted the funeral service which were held in the M. E. Church last Sunday morning. (Note: Mr. Shaffer died 8 May 1902-- Death Record of DeKalb county, Indiana.) (Re: Obituary Book, vol 11, page 184)


Auburn, Aug 17—Emory O. Shook ,73, former Fairfield township resident and former auditor of DeKalb county, died yesterday at Corning, Cal. Where he had made his home since leaving here 25 years ago. Funeral service will be held Thursday at Corning with burial at Sacramento. Surviving are the widow, one daughter, Mrs. Ila Lee of Corning; three brothers, Dr. B. O. Shook of Spencerville, Dr. Nelson Shook of Corunna and Frank Shook of Waterloo. (Re: Obituary Book, vol 11, page 194)


Carl Wimer of 107 South Baxter street, Auburn, committed suicide shortly before 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the basement of his home with a shotgun blast that shattered the entire left side and top of his head.

County Coroner Kenneth Kaylor of Auburn reported death was instantaneous. The charge from the 12 gauge gun entered the upper left side of his head and tore of the left and upper part of the skull, the coroner said.

Mr. Kaylor reported that Mr. Wimer apparently committed suicide because of despondency over his health. He had been in poor health for several years.

There was no suicide note found. Relatives said he had made no threats of suicide.

According to the coroner, he returned from his work at the Auburn Rubber Corporation at noon Tuesday and went immediately to the upstairs of his home. His daughter-in-law Mrs. Carl Wimer, Jr., and her small daughter were the only persons in the home. Mrs. Wimer said he came downstairs and went to the basement. She reported he said nothing to her.

Shortly afterward she heard the report of the shotgun. She told Mr. Kaylor she was afraid to investigate and ran to a neighbor’s home, where help was summoned.

The coroner said the shotgun blast has strewn parts of the head over a large section of the basement. Mr. Wimer apparently leaned over the barrel of the gun while standing and pulled the trigger, he reported. The gun was kept in the basement.

His wife Mrs. Ruth Wimer, was at her place of work at the Messenger Corporation when the suicide occurred. His son Carl Jr., was also working. With his wife and daughter they occupy the Wimer residence with his parents.

A lifelong resident of the Auburn community, Mr. Wimer was born east of Auburn in May in 1896, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Wimer. He came to Auburn as a young man and after his marriage, operated for a time the elevator on South Cedar street. He was engaged for several years in the oil business, operating the former D-X gasoline station on East Seventh and Mobil Oil Station on South Wayne street. For the past several years, he was employed at the Auburn Rubber Corp.

Surviving, besides the widow, son and granddaughter, all at home, are two sisters. Mrs. Herman Brown of 708 South VanBuren street, Auburn , and Mrs. John Souder of north of Auburn; and two brothers, A. L. Wimer of South Wayne St., Auburn, and Howard Wimer of Newark, O. One brother, Ray, preceded him in death. He was a member of the Methodist church of Auburn.

The body was taken to the Dilgard & Cline funeral home in Auburn. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Note: written on obit d Oct 14 buried Oct 16, 1947. (Re: Obituary Book, vol 11, page 193)


After an illness of two weeks Mrs. Charles Lindorfer, one of the well known and highly esteemed ladies of this city, died at the Sacred Heart hospital Friday of congestion of the brain. Mrs. Lindorfer came to this city a bride and has resided her ever since. She leaves two children, one step-son, and a husband. She was but thirty-seven years old and although she was in poor health for more than a year, her death came as a shock to many friends. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the house. Note: written on article 28 May 1908. (Re: Obituary Book, vol 11, page 205)


Miss Rempis and Leonard Roby

The body of Miss Rempis, who with Leonard Roby was drowned in Crooked Lake near Angola, Friday morning, was not recovered until Sunday p.m. The body was located in about twelve feet of water. The remains were taken to Waterloo and funeral services were yesterday afternoon at the residence of Editor F. W. Willis whose son Edward, Miss Rempis was engaged to marry. The young man is a member of Co. I, 157th Regt. Ind. Vol. and arrived home for Fernandina, yesterday to attend the funeral. The funeral for Leonard Roby was held at Auburn Sunday afternoon. He was very highly esteemed young man and went to a watery grave in his heroic but unavailing efforts to save Miss Rempis. The affair is one of the saddest we have chronicled in some time. We extend sympathy to the bereaved families and friends. –Kendallville Daily Sun. (Re: Obituary Book, vol 11, page 222)


Lloyd Treesh, son of Levi Treesh, died at his home in Kendallville early Monday morning at the age of thirty years and five months. It is supposed that his death resulted from a blood clot on the brain caused by a fall from a bicycle last summer. He leaves a wife and two children. The funeral will be held this afternoon at the Kendallville Evangelical church. (Re: Obituary Book, vol 11, page 238)


Corunna, Dec. 21—Graveside funeral services for William Calkins, 73, who died Wednesday in St. Luke’s hospital at Chicago, will be held at 9 o’clock Friday morning in the Corunna cemetery. Mrs. Rose Calkins, wife the deceased died five days ago, her funeral being held in Kendallville, Tuesday. Both were natives of this community and resided here many years. (Re: Obituary Book vol 2 page 3)


January 1872, death of John Zimmerman. (Re: Auburn Courier—9 Jan 1873)


February 1872, deaths of Daniel Moody and Jacob Shugars, pioneer citizens. (Re: Auburn Courier—9 Jan 1873)


March 1872, a son of Daniel Lyge killed by a falling trees. A man named Brown killed near Waterloo by railroad. (Re: Auburn Courier—9 Jan 1873)


May 1872, Mysterious death of Schelhorn’s children, near Spencerville. Sudden death of Jacob Snyder. (Re: Auburn Courier—9 Jan 1873)


September 1872, Sad and sudden death of Master Chas. Klotz. (Re: Auburn Courier—9 Jan 1872)


November 1872, Death of C. S. Hare. (Re: Auburn Courier—9 Jan 1873)


Notice of Heirs of petition to sell real estate.

State of Indiana, DeKalb County.

Notice is hereby given that John Treesh administrator of estate of Frederick E. Rohm, deceased, has filed his petition to sell the real estate of the decedent his personal being insufficient to pay his debts: and that said petition will be heard at the next term of the DeKalb Circuit Court. E. Lanning, Clerk. (Re: Auburn Courier—9 Jul 1874)



Died, Sunday morning, March 28, Rudolph Sechler, one of the oldest citizens of this part of the county. He was taken sick on the Thursday previous, with inflammation of the lungs, and died a s above stated. His family, who, with himself, were held in the highest esteem, have the sympathy of our community. Alpha. (Re: Auburn Courier—1 Apr 1880)



The death of by accident of Mr. John A Knott, which occurred on the farm of the late George Closson, three miles southeast of Pleasant Lake, Thursday, Jan 23, reminds all that "in the midst of life we are in death." He left his home in good health in the morning to engage in hauling wood, and apparently at about noon, he was on the way from the timber towards the house, probably sitting upon the load, coming down a circular road towards the lane, the front wheels, on a down grade, dropped into a hole caused by a tree having blown out of root, and without doubt caused Mr. Knott a bruised on his right eye, it is suppose that the horse on the off side kicked him, breaking his neck. There was a rise in the ground and two low stumps on either side of the road, which stopped the wagon with the hind wheels still in the hole, and when found he was under the fore part of the wagon face downward, his head between two large roots of the stump at the right of the road, and the front wheel on the off side standing on top of the roots across his neck. There was not room enough between the roots for his head and neck without causing injury, although it is concluded that life was extinct when the wheel pinned him fast. The lines were drawn down under the off end of the double trees, in front of the single trees, and fast under his body, It was nearly three o’clock when three boys, Feagley, Mortorff and Lacy, who were out hunting, found the team standing as above indicated. They at once gave the alarm and unloaded the wood so that the body could be extricated. The scene of the accident was near three fourths of a mile from the house, and no one was nearer excepting Mr. David Trasher, who started from an adjoining field with a load of wood at the same time. He heard Mr. Knott speak to his team, perhaps as he fell, but was too far away to know of the accident. The wife and mother were prostrated at the sad news, and his parents were notified here by telegram the same evening. The news was peculiarly sad, owing to the critical health of his father, Mr. H. H. Knott. A very large gathering as embied at his funeral on Sunday. His father was unable to be present. Many friends from here, where the deceased and his wife were so well and favorably known, attended. Rev. W. O. Butler preached the discourse. The bereaved families have the sympathy of the entire community. (Re: Waterloo Press—30 Jan 1890)


Died Sept. 21, 1867, of Typhoid fever, in the sixteen year of her pilgrimage, Lydia E, daughter of Benjamin Abbott, of Cambria Mills, Mich., at the residence of her uncle in this place. Death to her was the end of fears—the two-leaved gate opening into the City of Rest. Wm. Comstock Waterloo City, Sept. 23, 1868. (Re: Waterloo Press—24 Sep 1868)



Died in Fairfield township, near Corunna, on the 21st inst., Julia, daughter of Henry Beecher, aged 10 years 5 months and 21 days. (Re: Waterloo Press—24 Sept 1868)



Died in Richland township, DeKalb county, Sept. 12, Mrs. Harmes, wife of Henry Harms. (Re: Waterloo Press—24 Sept 1868)

Died, Sunday morning, March 28, Rudolph Sechler, one of the oldest citizens of this part of the county. He was taken sick on the Thursday previous, with inflammation of the lungs, and died as above stated. His family who, with himself, were held in the highest esteem, have the sympathy of our Community. Alpha. (Re: Auburn Courier—1 Apr 1880)


Killed by Lightning.

Sad Death of Tony Palmer at Garrett.

An unusual commotion was noticed on our streets Monday evening, when it was reported that a man had been struck by lightning and instantly killed at Garrett, our neighboring county town, and that several others has been seriously injured by the shock. Investigation substantiated the rumor, and the particulars of the frightful disaster, as we have gleamed them from various sources, are here given.

During a lull after the heavy rain and thunder storm of Monday afternoon, while several groups of people were standing around the streets of Garrett, thinking that the storm had about subsided and wholly unmindful of any danger, there came a deafening clap of thunder instantly accompanied by a vivid flash of lightning which dealt a fatal blow to Anthony Palmer and prostrated seven persons in the little party with whom he was conversing, namely: William Woodside, John O’Reilly, B. D. Thomas and little son, Mr. Moss, a miller, George Redecker and Frank Baker. These parties were standing on the sidewalk in front of Mr. Bicknell’s drug-store, and each one of then was more or less injured,--Woodside and O’Reilly more seriously then the others. Tony Palmer the victim, doubtless had no knowledge of the cause of his death, as it is said to have been instantaneous; and this fact only tends to reader his death more appalling because, while we all would die a painless death when our time comes, still, we all desire to be appraised of its approach and have an inborn horror of being thus ushered into _____ without a moment’s warning.

Several person who were unaffected by the shock, though standing on the opposite side of the street, say that they could distinctly see a ball of fire making the descent several seconds before it struck; that it was as large as an ordinary cocoa-nut, and that it tore away the corner of the building, passed through the awning and struck the deceased on the shoulder, turning him partly around before he fell, though he uttered not a sound.

Anthony Palmer, the deceased, was a man respected by the community in which he lived, being an honorable and industrious man who was on an even footing with the world and had just succeeded, by economy and perseverance, in establishing a nice little paying business in the shoemaking line. He was 32 years of age and married. His wife surviving him with no children and for her the sincerest sympathy is expressed. The funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church here in Auburn, Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock; Rev. H. Johnson conducting the ceremony.

Tony Palmer, as was familiarly called, was well known in this place, having friends here who knew him intimately and who speak of him only in terms of praise and regret. (Re: Auburn Courier—3 Jun 1880)

Woolsey.—At the residence of her brother-in-law, Mr. James Provines, near Auburn, Ind., Mrs. Maria Woolsey departed this life March 10, 1880, aged 73 years and 11months.

The deceased was born in Roxbury, N. Y., April 10, 1806, and was married to Joseph Woolsey, April 28, 1825. She moved to DeKalb county, Ind., with her family in 1845. She was the mother of ten children, six of whom survive her, and she had been a widow over twenty-one years.

She professed a hope in Christ in 1829, and two years later was baptized by Elder Richard Woolsey, becoming a member of the first Baptist church of Colechester, N. Y., remaining in the faith of an earnest and devoted christian until the Master said, "Come up higher." She was a worthy member of the Baptist church of Auburn at the time of her death, was a faithful mother, a wise counselor and highly esteemed by the community. (Re: Auburn Courier—18 Mar 1880)

Tired of Life

Early last Saturday morning, at his farm one-half mile southwest of Corunna, in Richland township, Richard Dearborn breathed his last, and by his own hand. He was found at about ten o’clock, by his wife, suspended by the neck with a halter-strap, in a corn house near his dwelling. Mr. Dearborn was about 53 years of age, an old and much respected resident of Richland township, having lived for 29 years on the farm which he owned at the time of his death; he was held in the highest esteem by each of his neighbors, and was, in a word, an upright man and consistent christian. At times he has been subject to spells of melancholy and temporary aberration of the mind, to which alone is attributed the cause of his act. He leaves a devoted wife, who is herself about distracted, but no children. (Re: Auburn Courier—18 Mar 1880)

Conductor Bloomfield left Garrett Monday morning on freight train No. 25 and when the crew reached Cromwell, they had some switching to do. While pulling out of the side track Mr. Bloomfield was in the act of climbing up the ladder on the end of a car when in some way unknown to us he fell between the cars and was fatally injured. His right leg near the thigh was crushed entirely off, while the foot on his left was terribly mangled. He also received a bad wound on the right hand. He was brought to Garrett and medical aid summoned but his injuries were of such a serious nature that he died about eight o’clock Monday night. (Re: Garrett Clipper—2 Aug 1894)

Mrs. McAllister, an aged and esteemed resident of Garrett, died Monday morning from malignant fever. She leaves a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn her loss. Funeral services take place today from the catholic church. Father Young presiding. (Re: Garrett Clipper—2 Aug 1894)

Mary Shaffer, daughter of Peter Shaffer, residents of the south addition, died last week, and was buried in the north cemetery Thursday. (Re: Garrett Clipper—2 Aug 1894)

John Maloy died of quick consumption Thursday and was buried Saturday. His remains were taken to Defiance, Ohio, for interment. (Re: Garrett Clipper—2 Aug 1894)

A child of Mr. and Mrs. F. Salmon, living north of town, died Monday evening. We did not learn the cause of its death. (Re: Garrett Clipper—2 Aug 1894)

A child of Mr. and Mrs. Hollman/Hoffman?, living in the south addition died last week. (Re: Garrett Clipper—2 Aug 1894)

Isaac M. Zent, a former Auburn citizen, and known all over our county, died Saturday morning at Vandalia, Illinois, at the home of his mother, where he went to spend Christmas. While there he took sick with pneumonia, recovering so as to be about, later suffering a relapse and died.

He left Auburn about 8 years, ago, having been prominently connected with many Auburn industries. In 1882 he was made Wabash station agent at Auburn and served 28 years there, and in 1910 was appointed postmaster. Mr. Zent was very active politically, serving a number of years as treasurer of the Republican committee. The body was returned to Auburn Sunday for burial. (Re: St. Joe newspaper—9 Feb 1933)

FATAL ACCIDENT.—We learn that a serious accident happen at the mill generally known as Casebeer’s mill, on Saturday, the 12th inst. Mr. Samuel Brown, an old and respected citizen, while in the mill, by some means, got caught by the saw, and before he could be rescued was terribly mangled. Dr. Waterhouse of this place was called and dressed his wounds, but he was too old to rally from the shock, and died on Monday morning. Too much caution cannot be taken by owners of that kind of machinery to prevent such accidents. Butler Banner of Liberty. (Re: Waterloo Press—24 Dec 1868)

Deaths: May 1st, 1871, Caroline, youngest daughter of Harlow Gee, aged 5 years 5 months and 26 days. (Re: Auburn Courier—13 May 1871)

Deaths: Tuesday morning, May 8th, in child berth, Sophia, wife of George Picker, aged 18 years. (Re: Auburn Courier—13 May 1871)

Mrs. Guy Platter, M. E. Stuck and wife left Monday for Hart, Michigan to attend the funeral of H. C. Shull, who died Saturday, following an operation of a few weeks ago for pancreatitis. Mr. Shull was a brother of Thurman and Cadmus Shull of this place and will be remembered by the older Coburntown residents. (Re: St. Joe Press—5 Apr 1928)

Mrs. Zona Abel has been appointed in the DeKalb circuit court as administratrix of the estate of her father, the late Darius K. Horn, who died in Spencerville April 25, 1919. The estate consists of $200 in personal property and the only heir beside the daughter is a son, Geary H. Horn, deceased. (Re: St. Joe Press—5 Apr 1928)

Charles Bartlett of Waterloo Dies

Charles S. Bartlett passed away at his home in Waterloo Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock following an illness of several weeks from liver complications.

Mr. Bartlett was formerly from St. Joe and is well known throughout DeKalb county.

Surviving him besides the widow are a stepson, John A. Wilson, of Waterloo, one sister, Miss Sarah Bartlett of Chicago, and a brother, George Bartlett, of Fort Wayne.

The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon, the St. Joe relatives attending. (Re: St. Joe Press—5 Apr 1928)

Mrs. Eli Rich died at her father’s home, Elias Hamlin, Saturday, Dec. 28. The funeral at the east church Sunday, Dec. 29, Rev. H. A. McConnell officiating. (Re: Waterloo Press—2 Jan 1890:

Mrs. Geo. Miser died at her home at Custer, Ind., after a protracted illness, in her 57th year. Her remains were interred at the Center cemetery. (Re: Waterloo Press—16 Jan 1890)

D. W. Ocker, an old soldier of the 88th Regt., died at his home in Garrett Jan. 16. One by one the boys are answering the final roll call. (Re: Waterloo Press—30 Jan 1890)

The widow of the late Joseph Ettinger was buried in the Waterloo cemetery last Friday. She died at the home of her brother, Martin Heffelfinger, in Wilmington township. (Re: Waterloo Press—30 Jan 1890)

The news of the death of John Knott, which occurred at Pleasant Lake last Thursday, brought sadness to many hearts her among the scenes of his childhood home where he had so many friends. The most profound sympathy of the entire community is extended to the afflicted families. (Re: Waterloo Press—30 Jan 1890)

Grandmother Moody, aged 87 years, died Tuesday at her home in the north part of town. (Re: Waterloo Press—30 Jan 1890)

Mr. Hart died in the north part of town and the funeral was held at the M. E. church Wednesday at 1 o’clock. (Re: Waterloo Press—30 Jan 1890)

Mrs. Hiram Jennings died of consumption last week and was buried last Thursday. Funeral sermon by Rev. Deffenbach. (Re: Waterloo Press—30 Jan 1890)

Mrs. B. Elizabeth Kloepfel, an aged lady and soldier’s widow, died after a few moments illness yesterday morning at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Lero Mergy. Cause of death heart failure result of rheumatism. (Re: Waterloo Press—6 Feb 1890)

Died at Port Allegany, Pa., Jan. 26, 1890, of typhoid fever, after an illness of nearly five weeks, Edna Isabel, daughter of C. A. and M J. Willahan; aged 9 years, 2 months and 8 days. (Re: Waterloo Press—6 Feb 1890)

Mrs. Buchanan’s aunt, who had a stroke of paralysis some time ago, died last Sunday. Her body was taken to her home in Michigan on last Monday morning. (Re: Waterloo Press—6 Feb 1890)

The funeral of Mrs. Nettie McColough (formerly of this place, recently living at Hudson) took place on last Sabbath. A very able discourse was preached on the occasion by Rev. M. R. Pierce in the M. E. church. (Re: Waterloo Press—6 Feb 1890)

The funeral of Wm. Shaffer is held in our church to-day. (Re: Waterloo Press—6 Feb 1890)

Another old pioneer gone. Grandma Dole departed this life Monday, Feb 10, 1890. She was in her 94th year. (Re: Waterloo Press—13 Feb 1890)

C. C. Chapman, wife and family attended the funeral of Mrs. Chapman’s father, Mr. David Allen, at Edon, Ohio, on last Friday. Mr. Allen was once a resident of this neighborhood, and must have been nearly 80 years of age. (Re: Waterloo Press—13 Feb 1890)

Mrs. Theodore Imhoff died at her home in Grant township at 7 o’clock Tuesday evening from consumption. The friends meet at the house at 10 o’clock this morning, and the funeral will be held in the M. E. church here at 11 o’clock, Rev. W. H. Mygrant officiating. (Re: Waterloo Press—13 Feb 1890)

Mrs. John Smith, after a long illness, died Feb. 10, 1890, and was buried the 22nd, Rev. D. F. Kain, of Auburn officiating. She was a member of the E. L. church, and died very happy and was anxious to meet her God. (Re: Waterloo Press—27 Feb 1890)

A sad event occurred two miles south-east of this place on last Wednesday morning. James Lewis committed suicide by hanging himself. Mr. Lewis was upright and intelligent christian, loved by every one who knew him, and a faithful worker in the Sabbath school. He leaves a wife and ten children to mourn his loss. He was 63 years and 17 days old. (Re: Waterloo Press—27 Feb 1890)

The remains of Finley Stout, a former resident of this county, were brought here from the west and buried in the Rude cemetery. (Re: Waterloo Press—6 Mar 1890)

Mrs. Cutter and her son George, accompanied the remains of Captain E. B. Cutter from Evansville, Ind., arriving here on Friday evening. Mrs. C. will remain here several weeks, and George goes this week to visit George Weamer, at Bristol, Ind. (Re: Waterloo Press—6 Mar 1890)

Amos Hutchinson, at one time well known in this community by the older citizens, died at his home in Adrain, Mich., Feb. 23, 1890, aged 75 years, cause of death pneumonia. One of his daughters, Mrs. Whetzel, is buried in the Waterloo cemetery. (Re: Waterloo Press—6 Mar 1890)

J. F. Stout, one of the pioneer settlers of Wilmington township, is dead. About five weeks ago he went home with his son to Peora, Ill., and while there took sick and died. The remains were brought home last week for burial. (Re: Waterloo Press—6 Mar 1890)

Miss Ada E. Spake, who had been afflicted for some time with hip disease, died last Thursday forenoon, and the funeral took place at the M. E. Church at 1 o’clock, and was attended by a large number of friends. The floral offerings from the hands of her young friends and associates were exceptionally fine. (Re: Waterloo Press—13 Mar 1890)

Mr. I. N. Askew, who had been in poor health for several years past, died at his home in Auburn last Thursday, and the funeral took place at the M. E. Church on Sunday, conducted by Rev. Lamport, assisted by Rev. Kain of the Lutheran church and Rev. Smith of the Baptist church. The day being pleasant, the seating capacity of the church would not accommodate the many friends. Mr. Askew was sixty-six years and seventeen days old when he died. (Re: Waterloo Press—13 Mar 1890)

Abraham Buss, who lived south of Hudson, died Wednesday evening, the 9th inst. Mr. Buss had been poorly for several months. (Re: Waterloo Press—17 Apr 1890)

One of the largest funerals held in Butler for a long time was that of Miss Carrie Hazlett at the new M. E. church Sabbath afternoon. Miss Hazlett had been a sufferer for a long time from that dread disease consumption, and by her death leaves a large number of friends to mourn their loss. Over 700 people viewed the remains in the church. Rev. Stewart, of Columbia City, preached the funeral sermon. (Re: Waterloo Press—20 Mar 1890)

Mr. J. W. Zimmerman and old soldier, died suddenly last week, of asthma and lagrippe. The funeral occurred on Saturday at the U. B. Church, Rev. M. R. Pierce officiating. (Re: Waterloo Press—20 Mar 1890)

Mr. John Buchanan had been appointed administrator of the estate of the late J. W. Zimmerman. The deceased left seven children, among them several minors. (Re: Waterloo Press—20 Mar 1890)

John Fetter’s little boy died last Thursday night, aged but a few months. So soon to quit its life on earth to join the angels in heaven, while it leaves behind father, mother and little twin sister. (Re: Waterloo Press—13 Mar 1890)

Died, Friday morning, March 7, 1890, Mrs. Beggs. She had been a sufferer for some time, but patiently bore her affliction. A husband and three children are left to mourn the loss of a faithful wife and fond mother. Rev. Cone preached the funeral sermon. (Re: Waterloo Press—13 Mar 1890)

Mrs. David Johnson died Saturday morning and was buried Sabbath afternoon. She had been a sufferer from consumption for some time, and in her death left a husband and three children to mourn their loss. Rev. Deffenbach preached the funeral sermon. (Re: Waterloo Press—13 Mar 1890)

The citizens of our quiet town were shocked last Sabbath morning by the news that Charles Cool, who lived opposite Dr. Ford’s on Main street, had been found on the Wabash R. R. between town and the Junction all cut to pieces by two trains having run over him. The coroner was sent for and a preliminary examination held, in which it was revealed that Cool and young Meese had been on a spree the night before, and about midnight had gone to the south end of town, and that about two o’clock were seen on the R. R. track about where he was killed, and that the fast trains passed way soon after. He was horribly mangled that he was only recognized by a pass book in his clothing. The funeral was held at the on Monday forenoon. (Re: Waterloo Press—17 Apr 1890)

Mr. Abraham Buss was buried in the Waterloo cemetery last Saturday. The deceased was of English birth, and a farmer by occupation. (Re: Waterloo Press—16 Apr 1890)

Mrs. Shellabarger, a former resident of this place, but recently of Milford, was interred in our beautiful cemetery on Wednesday last. (Re: Waterloo Press—27 Mar 1890)

Lewis Ohlman’s little child died last week and was buried on Saturday. (Re: Waterloo Press—21 Mar 1890)

Father Friedenbarger, who loved south-west of town, died last Thursday night and was buried on Saturday. He was past eighty one years old. (Re: Waterloo Press—21 Mar 1890)

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. H. Beard died last Friday night with croup, and was buried on Sunday p. m. The funeral, conducted by Rev. Retts, of the M. E. Church, was held at the residence. The family have the sympathy of the community in their bereavement. (Re: Waterloo Press—24 Apr 1890)

James Goetschius, one of the pioneers of Richland township, died on Saturday morning, and was buried from the Baptist church at Auburn on Sunday. He was at one time a member of the board of commissioners. He had been in unsound mind for over two years. (Re: Waterloo Press—1 May 1890)

Died,--At Washington, D. C. on last Thursday, and infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Buckland. (Re: Waterloo Press—1 May 1890)

The funeral of John Ocker, who died very suddenly last Thursday morning, was held at the Lutheran church on Sabbath at 10:30 o’clock a. m. The funeral was conducted by G. A. R.’s and was very largely attended. Rev. Diffenbach preached the sermon. (Re: Waterloo Press—8 May 1890)

Many of our readers will be pained to read of the death in this paper of Mrs. Maggie Leonardson-Haines. She was for many years a resident of this place, a sweet singer in the Presbyterian church choir, a most estimable woman the associate, and respected friend of many of our best citizens, all of whom will unite with us in expressing condolence to the bereaved family. (Re: Waterloo Press—8 May 1890)

Mrs. Jones, a daughter of the late H. Lydecker, and once a resident of this place, died at her home in Illinois this week. (Re: Waterloo Press 15 May 1890)

Henry Brandon, at one time a resident of Waterloo was buried on Sunday. He lived some place in the east. He was well known in DeKalb county. (Re: Waterloo Press—15 May 1890)

The wife of Wm. Patterson, sr., of Hamilton, was buried at Otsego last Saturday. She had been at Edgerton nursing a grand-daughter who was sick with diptheria, and in turn was taken with that dread disease and die quite suddenly. Father Patterson, who was a former business man of Waterloo has the sympathies of all his old friends here in his sad bereavement. (Re: Waterloo Press—15 May 1890)