Hannah Jane Johnson was born September 16, 1829, in Charleston, Clark county, Ind. She died February 13, 1896, aged 67 years. In 1832 her father, Colbert Johnson, came to Jennings County, becomming one of its pioneer settlers. For a number of years he occupied the house in Vernon now owned by George Dowd. It was the home of Methodism in those early days, one room being set apart for religious services. People would come long distances to attend the quarterly meeting and "Grandma" Johnson would often consume a barrel of flour in providing for their entertainment. Raised in this atmosphere of piety, the subject of this sketch early gave her heart to God, uniting with the M.E. church in her sixteenth year. She was always a consistant member, loyal to her church and its ministers and ready to aid in its advancement. At the age of 17, on January 20, 1846, she was married at the home of J.S. Basnett to Charles J. Coryell. The greater portion of her married life was spent on the Coryell farm near Vernon. For fifty years she and her devoted husband lived happily together, sharing each others joys and sorrows. She was the loving mother of eleven children, eight of whom survive. At the outbreak of the civil war she parted with her oldest son, a mere boy, who, with his father's brother A. Coryell, enlisted in the Union army. During that long period of strife, she and her husband looked after the welfare of that brother's family as carefully as their own. In her quiet home life, as wife, mother and friend many lovely traits of character were seen; cheerfully and unselfishly she strove to make home happy for the dear ones around her. She delighted in welcoming her friends and entertained them with a warm and generous hospitality. She was an invalid for years, but bore her long sufferings with remarkable patience and fortitude. On the morning of Feb. 12, 1896, the peaceful end came. It was her request to be buried on the dear place where her children had been born and reared and where she had spent so many happy hours. On the quiet hillside, overlooking the old home, she was tenderly laid away. There with folded hands, she rests.
"Lifes labor done,
Heaven's victory won."
VERNON BANNER 19-Nov. 1890
B.C. Baker, attended the funeral of George Butler near Columbus on Friday. Mr. Butler was one of the early pioneers of this county. (Benjamin C. Baker husband of Margaret Butler daughter of Manlove Butler & Sallie McGannon)
VERNON BANNER 16-Feb. 1881
MRS. GEORGE BUTLER (Elizabeth P. Stott) From Butlerville Column We learn of the recent death of Mrs. George Butler in Bartholomew county. Mr. Butler formerly occupied the farm now owned by Mr. Townsend Cope, and was one of the earliest settlers of this township. It is often supposed that our town was named in honor of the Butler family, but it received its name from Mr. John Morris who formerly resided near Butlerville, Ohio. He founded our town and named it after the village near his boyhood home.Link to findagrave
NORTH VERNON SUN 9-7-1892
Butler - At the the home of his daughter,Mrs. B.C. Baker, In Vernon, Ind., on Saturday, Sept. 3rd, 1892, Manlove Butler, aged 83 years.
Manlove Butler was born August 22, 1809, in Scott county, Kentucky. He came to Jennings county with his parents in 1818, and lived in Vernon township ever since. He was married to Miss Sallie McGannon, March 11th 1830. To them were born eleven children, seven of whom are living. Alcie McGannon, Margaret Baker, Sallie New, Levi Butler, Mark Butler, Ezra Butler and Richard Butler. He united with the Christian church in Vernon in the year 1830, and remained a member to his death. The funeral services were conducted at the residence on Thursday Afternoon, by Rev. Chas. Hudson, after which the remains were interred in the Vernon Cemetery. Link to findagrave
VERNON BANNER May, 1887
Queensville News Column
Died, on May 2nd, 1887, Mrs. Mary Oldaker, aged 67 years. To the bereaved family is extended the heartfelt sympathy of the entire Community. Link to findagrave
Died - At the residence of her son, Benj. S. Burdge, Grove City, Ill., on April 29th, of paralysis, Mrs. Mary A. Smith in her 77th year.
Mary A. Rodocker was born in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, September 27, 1811, and married John S. Burdge on March 27, 1832. They removed from Pennsylvania to Carroll county, Ohio, about 1833 and there resided until April 1851, when they removed to Jennings county, Indiana, where her husband, John S. Burdge died in 1864. In 1868 she married Benjamin Smith of Massillon, Ohio, where some four years later mother Smith lost her second companion. On his death she returned to North Vernon, Ind., and after a short residence removed with her sons Benj. S., Wesley C., and her daughter Louella to Grove City, Ill.
Mother Smith was a devoted member of the Methodist church from the days of her youth to the date of her disease; and one shose strong faith in a kind providence never wavered. Her beliefs and faith were stable and were fixed, and a few complaints of life's burdens ever escaped her lips. She was embodiment of contentment by reason of her perfect faith in God. In life there was no kinder soul no gentler woman, no sweeter spitit, no one more unselfish, and no more affectionate mother. Her example was continually good, both in work and act. It is in the lives of such that we find the proof of the value and eficacy of Christianity to make us gentle, kind and ture in this life. Mother was prepared and is gone, but to her children and those who knew her well she leaves a golden example and rich legacy in name and christian character. Mother is gone but her example will live with us. The dear and kindly face is hidden from us, but she will live in our hearts and memories. Death does not end all. If we live as mother lived we shall see her again, and with the ransomed, and the "forty and four thousane" who sang the song of the redeemer.
Oh, sometimes the shadows are deep, and rough seems the path to the goal, and sorrows, s'm'ti'es how they sweep, like tempests run over the soul.
The remains were laid away to rest at Grove City on the first inst. amidst dewy eyes and aching hearts for one so beloved by all who knew her. R.A.C.
A notice in the same paper.
Mrs. Mary A. Smith, formerly Mrs. John S. Burge, and a long-time resident of this country, died at her home at Grove City, Ills., on Friday, April 29th, 1887, in her 76th year. Her daughters, Mrs. A.S. Conner, of this place, Mrs. R.A. Conner, of Chattanooga, Tenn., and her son Mr. Hudson Burdge, of Butlerville, were in attendance at her death-bed.
Died - Thomas Carson, aged about 30 years. He leaves a wife and four children. He left them the assurance that he was safe in arms of Jesus.
Died - Uncle Billy Riley, aged about 76. Mr. Riley was an old and respected citizen.
Rev. William Evans died at his home this city on Tuesday, May 3, 1887, in his 76th year. He was born in Baltimore, Md., in 1812, and had been engaged for 40 years in active work in the ministry of the M.E. church. For a number of years past he made his home in this city and everywhere had hosts of friends. His wife and a number of children, most of them grown, survive him.
PATRICK - On Thursday, April 28, 1887, at her home in Columbus, Ind., of quick consumption, Mrs. Celia Patrick, aged 24 years. The remains were interred in the Columbus cemetery on Friday.
OBITUARY Joseph Hole, son of Charles and Esther Hole, was born in Columbiana county, Ohio, July 26th, 1823, and was the sixth of the family of nine brothers and sisters. From a child he knew the scriptures, having read the New Testament through regularly in his boyhood. He was instructed in the gospel of life and salvation by his pious parents of the Friends' church. The impressions of those early home teachings took a deep hold on his young heart, for in the family devotion he was so deeply filled with love Devine that the tears flowed from his cheeks. At one time after we had retired for the night, in our conversation about the future state, his young mind in trying to grasp the idea of the immortality of the soul and the vastness of eternity, became so full that he burst forth into weeping. His conversion took place in early life while meditating under the evergreens on the banks of one of his native brooks.
He was married in 1846 to Esther M. Pyle, who with two sons and four daughters servive him. After his removal to Indiana with his family, he joined in fellowship with the Methodist denomination, of which he was a faithful communicant for about twenty years., and was an officer of the church to the close of his life.
As the years passed on his spiritual life strengthened, so that as he saw the physical man was failing day by day, his hold on heaven and immortal life grew and took deeper, stronger faith and hope and assurance.
When the physician told him that dissolution was near, he said he was read; said it was not a dreadful thing to die, that we cannot save ourselves, that it is only the pardoning grace of the Lord Jesus that takes away the fear of death. The writer visited him a few weeks before the closing scene, and found him calm and prepared for the change. He spoke of the place where he wanted to be buried with the calm, quiet assurance that only a sanctified christian could have. His pastor visited him a few days before the close, and during the short service by his bedside he clapped his hands in ecstasy of glad assurance of the near ending of his suffering and the glorious home he was so soon to enter.
He died April 27th, 1887, aged nearly 64 years. The funeral was held at the residence near Butlerville, on the 29th. Rev. J.N. Thompson opened the service by reading the 90th Psalm. Then was sung the hymn, "We are going one by one." The from the text; "Let me die the death of the righteous," the living were invited to take the road that the righteous man walks in, that we may be prepared to die the death of righteous, that our last end may be like this.
The last sad rite was attended by a large concourse of neighbors, friends and relatives, who came to testify by their presence to the love, esteem and respect they had for the departed.
The remains were interred in the Sylvan cemetery, a short distance from the dwelling.
"Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection; on such the second path hath on power"
To the memory of a redeemed brother is this affectionally dedicated. BENJAMIN HOLE, Bridgeport, Ind., May 4, 1887 Link to findagrave
Died - On May 4th, 1887, Mrs. Kate McCaulou, wife of Miles N. McCaulou, aged about 42 years. The remains were interred in the old
McCaulou cemetery on Friday, 6th inst.
Also, the infant daughter of Miles N. McCaulou died May 9th, 1887, aged about 3 weeks. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad affliction.
Norman Simmons died at his residence near Mr. Zion church, this township, at 1 o'clock Wednesday morning of consumption.findagrave link
NORTH VERNON SUN March 24, 1905
Deaths - Mrs. Anthony Ginley died on St. Patricks day and her funeral and burial was conducted Sunday afternoon by Rev. Father
Widerin from St. Mary's church. The remains were placed to rest in St. Mary's cemetery.
Mary Caffrey was born in Ireland 1820. She married Anthony Ginley before coming to America. In 1847 the family landed in New Orleans. Later Madison was their home and finally Jennings county, where she remained until her death.
The children wish to thank the friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted them during the sickness and burial of their mother, Mrs. Ginley.
A FALL, From Wagon Results in Death from Broken Neck - Last Thursday while returning from Seymour with a load of seed oats, Tunis
Carlock turned in his wagon to speak to some one behind him when he fell from the wagon striking on his head, and shoulders
dislocating his nexk. Help was called at once and very slowly he was removed to his home it taking several hours, so carefully
had he to be handled.
Medical attention was given Mr. Carlock, but death relieved the sufferer Saturday morning. The remains were laid to rest in the Marion cemetery Sunday.findagrave link
DANIEL MCGINTY died at his home in this city last Friday. Some time ago when the ground was covered with ice he fell while going
home over the bridge near Hick's machine shop, and received injuries from which he never recovered.
Mr. McGinty is a member of one of the oldest and best known families of the city. He was a B.& O.S.W. section foreman. His funeral and burial was conducted by Father Widerin from St. Mary's church.
Mrs. Roda Eveleth, aged 92, died at the home of her son, George, who lives three miles north of Hayden, last Sunday morning.
She was the living representative of five generations and had a host of relatives who loved their good old grandmother. Mrs.
Eveleth came to the farm where she died in 1838 and lived there ever since. Rev. Duncan of this city, conducted the funeral last
Monday afternoon. The remains were interred in the Mutton creek cemetery.
Mrs. Eliza J. Weeks was born in 1835 south of the present site of Butlerville and died Friday, March 17, 1905, at her home on
West Walnut street in this city. Her funeral ceremonies were conducted by Rev. C.C. Bonnell at the M.E. chruch in this city last
Sunday mornings, the burial being in the cemetery at Vernon.
Mrs. Eliza Weeks nee Clinton, was married to Harry R. Weeks in 1851. To them were born four children, one of which died in infancy. The three others reached maturity and were well educated. They were Flora Ellen Kinnick, deceased; Maggie Coy and Mary B. Hole. Mr. and Mrs. Weeks were devoted and hard working members of the M.E. church, and she will long be remembered in her church. She had been an invalid for thirteen years or more and during that time was a most patient sufferer until her death.
Died, Sunday morning at 7 o'clock Mrs. Rose Kane, wife of Patrick Kane. Mrs. Kane's maiden name was Rose Clerkin. She was the daughter of Wm. Clerkin and Mary Clerkin, of Campbell township, and was born near Butlerville April 26, 1863, and was married to Patrick Kane in 1886. To them were born four children, three of whom are still living. The funeral was conducted at the Catholic church in North Vernon, and the remains laid to rest in St. Mary's cemetery.findagrave link
NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER January 21, 1909
James P. Bare was born at Vernon, Ind., January 19, 1839; died January 10, 1909, aged 69 years, 11 months and 21 days. He
enlisted in the late Rebellion when he was 19 years old, and served four years in Co. H, 22nd Indiana Volunteer Infantry, after
which he returned home and in 1866 was inited in marriage to Marietta Hartwell, Rev. Washington Malick performing the ceremony.
To this union were born six children, three sons and three daughters, all of whom survive him.
IN HOPEWELL COLUMN
Died-at his home near here on Monday evening, Jan. 11, 1906, at five o'clock, Leborn Stanley quietly and peacably passed to the great beyond at the age of 28 years. He leaves a wife, mother, 2 brothers, 3 sisters and relatives and friends to mourn their loss, but their loss is Heaven's gain. They have the sympathy of the community in this sad hour. But God knoweth best, and doeth all things well. The Red Men held services Wednesday evening after which he was taken to Azalia for burial.
Jacob M. Rash was born in Ashland county, Ohio, August 5th, 1854, the first son of Samuel and Elizabeth Rash. When a small child the family moved to North Vernon where he has since lived. He was married to Grace Zimmerman on December 25th, 1879, to whom two children were born, Jacob Wallace Rash, of Milwaukee, Wis., and Mrs. Charles Stephens, of Knox, Indiana, who survive him. The wife of this union died March 10th, 1896. On April 4th, 1901, he was married to Mary D. Dice, of Kewanee, Illinois, and she remains to mourn the loss. He was a member of the Presbyterian church, Masonic Lodge, and the Independent Order of Red Men of this city, the Knights of Pythias of Vernon, Ind., and the Madison, Ind., Council R.& S.M. He died Monday evening January 11th, 1909, after an illness of but a very few minutes.
Death came suddenly and unexpected Sunday afternoon to Mrs. Dollie Kersey, mother of Willis Kersey, a colored business man of this city, at his home at 813 North California Street.
Mrs. Kersey was 80 years old. She was born in North Carolina, but was never enslaved. Fifty years ago, due to the feeling against free colored people in her native state, she and her family came to Indiana and settled near Columbus. Mrs. Kersey profited by the "underground railroad" and delighted in telling her experience. She was the mother of eighteen children, of whom five are living. They are William and Willis Kersey and Mrs. Ida Landrum of this city, and John and Smith Kersey of Franklin and Dunkirk, Ind., respectively.
The funeral will take place this morning at 10 o'clock at the house. The Rev. Morris Lewis will officiate. The burial will be in the Crown Hill cemetery. - Indianapolis Star.
Mrs. Kersey lived for many years in the Richland colored settlement near this city and was well known here. Mrs. Anna Hood an aged colored woman who resides at Richland is an only sister.findagrave link
UNKNOWN PAPER - UNKNOWN DATE
Death came and gleaned from our midst, Elizabeth Branham, wife of Robert Branham.
Elizabeth Spencer was born in Kentucky August 25, 1825, and died April 18, 1900. She was married to Robert Branham August 6, 1846. To this union was born nine children, six sons and three daughters, of whom two sons and three daughters and the husband remain; four sons were called in childhood from this life. She united with the Zion Baptist church when quite young and has been faithful to her church and to cause of christianity ever since, proving her love for the Savior by deeds of kindness, sympathy and love. She was a kind and loving wife always seeking to help her husband in the toils of life. As a mother she was kind, loving, and never failing to guide her children to be noble and upright. No better neighbor chould be found, always ready to lend a helping hand, ready to sacrifice self for others, and always brought happiness with her. Besides husband and children she leaves many other relatives and a host of friends who extend the hand of sympathy and join with them to mourn for her whom we all love. She came to Indiana when very young and lived in Jennings county. Part of the time she resided in Vernon but lived most of the time near where she died. She bore her sickness patiently, as none but a christian could. Having passed fifty-three years of her life with her husband, the remaining years of his life cannot help but be darkened without her presence.
A brief funeral service was conducted at her home by Rev. Swarthout after which the remains were taken to Vernon for Interment. findagrave link.
NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER - FEBRUARY 5, 1904
Frank Monroe Gahn was born February 6, 1890, and died January 26, 1904, aged 13 years 11 months and 20 days. His death was caused by an attack of measles, short but severe. He bore his suffering with much patience and resignation, seeming to welcome the thought of spending and endless eternity with his Heavenly Father. Shortly before died he said he wanted to go home, to the brighter shore. He was loved by all who knew him, and is mourned by a father, mother, two sisters and a brother, besides a host of other relatives and friends. One brother preceded him to the great beyond. The funeral was held at the residence on Thursday at 10 o'clock services being conducted by Rev. Swarthout, after which interment took place in the Green cemetery.findagrave link
At her home near Paris, Jan. 29th, Mrs. Belle Wykoff. She had been in poor health for several months, but no one thought there any immediate danger of her death. The end came very suddenly and was a great shock to her family and friends. She leaves an aged mother, a husband and six children who will greatly miss her loving care. The funeral was from the M.E. Church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. F.B. Ward, who feelingly spoke warning words to all present and very comforting ones to the relatives. Burial in Paris cemetery.
At his residence, in Vernon, on Friday, January 29th, 1904 at 4:15 o'clock, Mr. Lewis Wagner, aged 72 years, 7 months and 11 days of appoplexy. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church on Sunday, January 31st. Rev. Chesley Holmes, officiating, after which the remains were interred in the Vernon Cemetery, under the auspices of Mr. Ida Lodge No. 73, L.O.O.F of which he was a member of many years standing. In the death of Mr. Wagner Vernon lost one of her oldest and most respected citizens.
The following named persons from a distance attended the funeral of Lewis Wagner, Sunday. L.S.Wagner and wife, Abram Wagner and wife, Elsie Wagner, Mrs. Frances Ditlinger, Mrs. Annie Van Wye and family of Indianapolis, H.T. Wagner and Mrs. Mattie Held, of Franklin, J.E. Wagner and wife of North Vernon, Mrs. John Morris of Westport, Wilbert Wagner and mother of Campbell township, and O.S. Wagner and family of Franklin.findagrave link
Died of Hernia
Amanda, the wife of John O. Clarkson died last Friday afternoon of hernia, at her home near Champion, after an illness of a week's duration. An operation was performed in the hopes of saving her life but to no avail. Her maiden name was Amanda Gordon and she was married to Mr. Clarkson fifteen years ago since which time they had always lived in the neighborhood where she died. Two children, both girls, were born to them, both of whom, with the husband and father, live to miss her tender care and devotion. She was a member of the Baptist church at Freedom. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Owen, pastor of the chruch at that place, and the remains were laid to rest in Freedom Cemetery.
Mary Ahlering passed away Sunday evening, after a lingering illness. Funeral services at the home Tuesday afternoon. The remains
will be taken to Newport, Ky., for burial.
NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER - January 22, 1904
Patrick Noon died Tuesday at the grand age of one hundred and two years. He was born in the county of Mayo, Ireland, June 19, 1801.
He came to America in May 1833, and in 1837 he came to Jennings county, where he continued to live till the time of his death. He
and his wife, who proceeded him several years ago, raised a family of seven children. After Mrs. Noon's death Mr. Noon continued
to live on his farm, west of town, where he has passed so many years of his life, one son and a daughter remaining with him. He had
been blind for sixteen years but his other faculties remained very good and his memory was remarkable. He was a member of St. Mary's
church and was a regular attendant up to a few years ago. His death was due to the infirmaties of old age.
NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER - January 12, 1904
Hallie J. Carson, son of James S. Carson, Jr., and wife, Phoebe (Palmer)was born in Lovett township, Jennings county, Ind., June 26, 1886. He was educated in the common school, having graduated from the school at Lovett, in the spring of 1903, received his diploma at the yearly commencement. At an early age he manifested an aversion to wrong doing and at the age of twelve years made a public profession of his faith in Christ by uniting with the Graham Presbyterian church after which he was secretary of the Graham Presbyterian Sunday school for two years. He was chosen organist of the Sunday school for two years in April 1903, which place he could not fill on account of his parents moving to Van Buren, Ind., where he engaged in such work as came to his hand looking forward with pleasant anticipation to the beginning of school when he would enter high school; but alas, like many others, his hopes and plans were blasted. On the first day of August he was taken sick with typhoid fever and after an illness of one month, during which time all that love and skill could do to give comfort to the sufferer and restore him to perfect health was done, but the edict had gone forth, "It is enough, come up higher," and at 10 o'clock on the 31st of August, 1903. Hallie went to sleep to all of earth's trials and disappointments only to wake in the light of God's love. His remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at the Graham Presbyterian church in Jennings county, witnessed by a large number of relatives and friends. While Hallie was loved by all who knew him and his death leaves a vacancy in the home, yet let us think of his virtues and remember that while we miss his smiles, loving words and kind deeds, Hallie has only gone a little while before to that home prepared for those who love Jesus, there to wait for loved ones left behind. In the dawning of the glorious morning when we meet in a glad reunion all sorrow will be forgotten. A Friend findagrave link
The family of Mrs. Adolph has met with another sad bereavement in the death of their aged mother who died last Tuesday evening and was buried Wednesday evening in the cemetery east of this place.
The family of Mr. Camp has been sadly afflicted the past two weeks, being in quarantine for malignant sore throat. The eldest son,
seven years old, died last Wednesday, and the mother died Saturday. The three remaining children are some better at this time. Mr.
Camp has the sympathy of all in his affliction.(Is anyone researching this family, census records have me confused?)
William Leahigh, died of dropsy and was buried in the Catholic cemetery. He had been living in Illinois for a number of years and just returned here about two months ago and died at the home of his brother Joe.
Thomas Leahigh, who was here attending the funeral of his brother, Wm. Leahigh, has returned to Connersville. findagrave link
NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER - FEBRUARY 19, 1904
Agnes Bohnett was born in Hershwiler, Germany, March 18, 1836, and came to this country in December 1848, with her parents. She was married May 15, 1853, to Valentine Utzinger and located in Jennings county, Ind., in 1866. Eight children were born to them, six of whom, with the father, survive her. She was a member of the Lutheran church, living a pure, christian life. In the hearts of all who knew her she is enshrined as an exemplary wife, mother and friend. The family feel with keenest pain the presence of mother's vacant chair. No more can come that fond caress, that loving smile, that helpful word which mother alone could give. The community also sadly realizes that a noble example of moral and christian womanhood has been taken away. Today we feel our loss, seeing more clearly the significance of such a character in the home and in the neighborhood. Yet for all this sorrow and loss we have the priceless consolation that "God doeth all things well." Let us, therefore, be submissive to His will trusting that He will soon rekindle the light of the grand characted just extinguished.findagrave link (name & date off on findagrave listing)
George W. Vandergrift was born in Pittsburg, Pa., on Febraury 20, 1830, and died February 7, 1904, at the home of his daughter in Troy, Ohio, aged 73 years, 11 months and 18 days. He was married in 1861 to Elizabeth P. Richey. To this marriage were born eleven children of whom eight are still living, five sons and three daughters; all were present at the funeral but two sons, living on the Pacific Coast, and one daughter who was unable to be present on account of sickness. He moved from Pittsburg to Vernon, Ind., about 1866, and resided in that vicinity until two years ago, since which time he has made his home with his children. His wife preceded him to the Great Beyond thirteen years ago. He had been a member of the Baptist church for more than 20 years. We have as evidence of his faith in God and his readiness to go in his own words. "I am ready, and Oh, the sweet test and change over there. I will be with my loved ones." He passed away in peaceful sleep without a struggle and with a smile on his face.findagrave link
Sarah A. West was born Nov. 29, 1829, and died February 16, 1905, aged 74 years, 2 months and 17 days. Her death was due to dropsy of the heart. She was married to John West, December 24, 1843. Nine children were born to them, three of whom are living. Her husband died several years ago. In her early life Mrs. West was a member of the Baptist church but for several years she had been a member of the Christian church of North Vernon. She was sustained by her religion in her illnes and hope grew brighter as she neared the river of death which all must cross.
Louisa F. Warner daughter of Joseph and Babara Warner, was born in Baden, Germany, January 10, 1839, and died February 16, 1904, at one o'clock p.m., aged 65 years, 1 month and 6 days. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ward, at Hopewell, Feb. 18, and her remains were interred in Hopewell cemetery. Her parents, when was 12 years of age, moved to this country, locating at Louisville, Ky. Having been married twice, and twice left to the sorrows of widowhood, she was married while still young, to W. H. Conner in 1866. For thirty-eight years theirs was a peaceful, quiet life, until death has called to claim his own. Mrs Conner has been a sufferer of asthma for over thirty years and of late late years, had many attacks which threatened her life, but she bravely and patiently battled the disease. She leaves but few relatives, her husband, and one brother, Edward Warner, of Missouri; her parents preceded her to the great beyond many years ago. She has one newphew, Oliver Warner, in California and four nephews and three nieces, all living in Missouri. She was a christian ever since childhood, and hers was a religion which we can truthfully say consisted in a life service to God and humanity. She was consecrated and devoted, modest and unassuming, and loved by old and young alike. The young folks and children delighted in visiting her, as she always took an interest in, and loved them, seldom letting them leave her without bestowing upon them some little token or gift. She was generous hearted, and always ready to extend help to any one in distress. The most lovely trait of her character consisted in the charity she extended toward her neighbors and associates, never uttering cruel or harmful words of them, by they friend or enemy. Hers was a beautiful christian life, well worthy in its courage, simplicity and charity, for young and old to imitate. L.
Uncle Henry Biedert, as he was usually called; was born in Nordheim, Hessen Darmstadt, Germany, Oct. 14, 1835, and met his tragic death, being killed by a Big Four train at Paris Crossing, Ind., Feb. 17, 1904, making his age 68 years 4 months and 8 days. He received his education in Germany, having received an honorable diploma from the school authorities. After arriving at the proper age for military duties he was mustered into the Prussian Army and served six long years in that army and at the expiration of that time he received an honorable discharge from said service. He came to America in 1863. He was married to Mary A. Ross Nov. 20, 1864. To this unior were born six sons, all of whom survive him, his being the first death to occur in the family. He united with the German M.E. Church at Tea Creek in 1876 under the Pastorate of the Rev. Jacob Geablier and remained a good and consistent christian to the time of his death. He was a good upright citizen and a useful neighbor and will be greatly missed by all his friends. He leaves a wife, six sons, two half-brothers, five half-sisters, five grand-children and a host of more distant relatives and friends to mourn his loss. Funeral and interment at the Tea Creek Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Severinghouse, of Seymour. findagrave link
John Murphy, a highly esteemed citizen living just south of town, died Sunday evening. He had been a sufferer for several years of stomach trouble and six weeks ago took the grip and died of the complictation. He left a wife and five children. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 9:30 o'clock.
Lying Face Downward on the Floor with a Chair Lying Over Him
Barney Billaman an Aged Man Meets Death While Alone at His Home Near Hyde
Barney Billaman, who was nearly seventy years old, and who lived alone on his farm near Hyde was found lying face downward on the floor, cold in death, last Saturday night about 9 o'clock. His death was due to heart failure. He had evidently been sitting in a chair when he was stricken and had clutched at it to keep from falling and pulled the chair with him as he fell. He was of a rather peculiar disposition and preferred living alone with his children. One son, Harmon, lived near his father and as he was passing the house on his way to Hyde, after supper, he noticed that there was no light in the house. On his way from the store after 8 o'clock he still did not see a light and the horses were neighing as though they were hungry. This alarmed him and he went to a neighbor's and got the man to return with him. When they entered the house and lighted a lamp they discovered Mr. Billa man on the floor, dead. He had been dead for several hours as he was stiff when found and the fire was out in the stove and the house cold. His two sons from Indianapolis attended the funeral which took place at Hyde Tuesday.
NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER - March 11, 1904
Aged Practioner Dead
Dr. Mulvey died last Thursday shortly before noon. He had been failing for a couple of years and knew for a long time that his days were numbered. He had failed gradually but steadily and it was difficult to know when his death illness struck him. About three weeks before his death, while in his office, he suffered a stroke of heart failure and fell on the floor unconscious. His wife heard the fall and managed to get to him and thought he was dead, but he recovered after a while sufficiently recovered after a while sufficiently to get back to bed. He was suffering from old age and a general breaking down of his system. He had practiced for fifty years. He came here ten years ago from Maine and had a good practice until he became too feeble to follow his profession. The funeral services were conducted at his late residence Sunday, and interment took place at Vernon Monday. He left a wife who is sadly afflicted, physically.findagrave link
Mrs. W.H. Conner died last Thursday, after an illness of scarcely a week, and was buried at Hopewell, Feb. 18. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ward.
Resolutions of Respect
Whereas, the angel of death has again visited our Grange and taken from us Sister Evaline Schnadinger. We feel that the Grange has lost a loving sister and the bereaved family a loving wife and mother. Therefore, be it resolved that while with sad hearts we deeply sympathize with the bereaved family, we express our hope that even so great a loss to us shall be her eternal gain.
Helen G. Mitchell
Grayford Grange, No. 2120
Evaline Jordan was born in Cincinnati, O. Dec. 1, 1874. When only a small child her parents removed to Jennings county, Ind., where she grew to womanhood, loved by all who knew her for her quiet, modest manners and cheerful disposition. She at an early age showed her love for the Master by uniting with the Vernon Presbyterian church of which she was a faithful member until she saw fit to unite with the Freedom church Sept. 2, 1900. On May 7, 1899, she was united in marriage to Henry J. Schnadinger. To this union were born three children, all of whom are living in the innocence of childhood's early morning. By a patient, quiet, Christ-like spirit, showing the world that she was indeed a child of God, has lived this tone whom today we mourn. While in the midst of her household duties she was suddenly called away by death on Feb. 20, 1904, at the age of 29 years, 2 months and 10 days, leaving behind on the shores of time, to mourn her loss a father, mother, husband, three little ones, three brothers, four sisters and a host of friends. findagrave link
Almost a Century
Mrs. Chas. Hamant was called to Indianapolis last week by the death of her mother. Mrs. Angeline Williams, who had lived for almost a century, having passed her ninty-fifth birthday. She was in splendid health but fell three weeks before her death, while attempting to sit down and fractured her hip. She was too aged to rally from the shock and passed away on Wednesday of last week. She was Virginian by birth but in early life moved to Madison with her parents and lived there the greater part of her life. She was married to John S. Williams who was one of the pioneer editors of the State. He edited the Madison Banner and later the Brookfield American. He died two years after they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. Besides Mrs. Hamant two other daughters, Mrs. James Goodnoe and Mrs. Joseph Christian, survive her.findagrave link
William H. Doll, of Indianapolis, well known in this vicinity by the "Boys of 61," died at his home last Saturday, and was buried in
Crown Hill cemetery Tuesdy. He was a prominent member of the G.A.R. and Knights of Pythias, by which Orders he was buried. At Columbus, In.,
in 1861, he enlisted in Company C., Sixth Indiana Volunteers, and served over three years during the War of the Rebellion. He was taken
prisoner at Stone River, and was wounded at Liberty Gap in 1864.findagrave link
Died at the home of his father, Frank Robinson, aged 32 years, leaving a father, two sisters and a little baby girl, his wife having
preceded him but a few months ago. Frank had many friends in this vicinity who greatly mourn his loss. He was a worthy member of the
Christian church, from which occurred his funeral last Wednesday, conducted by Rev. F.B. Ward. Burial in Coffee creek cemetery by I.O.O.F.
of which he was a member.
Mrs. Laura Fletcher died at the home of brother in law, Marion Dickey, near Grammer, Wednesday after a lingering illness of two years,
of consumption. Rev. Toddd, of Scipio, preached the funeral sermon at Bear Creek church Friday morning, after which the remains were laid
to rest in the new cemetery adjoining the church. Mrs. Fletcher leaves one little boy. Mrs. Dickey will keep him. Laura had a host of friends
who will be pained to hear of her death. We offer on sympathies to the bereaved ones.findagrave link
NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER - March 18, 1904
The wearisome duty march is over. The roll has been called and the immortal spirit of Isaac Gunder, of Co. I Sixth Indiana Volunteers, has silently crossed the dark river and answered the call. In the year of '61, when our country was in peril, the Gunder boys enlisted one after another until seven brothers were all in the service. All served three years except Thomas and Frank who each served four years. All came home safe. As far as we can learn there are but two of them living, Nelson, of the Sixth Ohio Cavalry, and Joe, of the 26th Indiana. These boys were great great grandsons of Frantz King, a soldier in the French revolution, who came to America with Lafayette. Isaac Gunder was born near Akron, Summit county, Ohio, March 24, 1834. He gave his heart to the Lord in early manhood and lived a consistant christian life. He was married to Louisa A. Waddle, June 23, 1859. To them were born nine children, five boys and four girls six of whom preceded their father to the glory world. He enlisted in the service of his country in September 1861. He was in numerous hard fought battled, the battle of Missionary Ridge being one of them. He was discharged in September 1864. He died at Newpoint, March 6, 1904, after a lingering illness of six months of Brights disease and dropsy, aged 69 years, 11 months and 11 days. A widow two daughters and one son, besides two brothers and a sister, Mrs. Joseph Myers, are left to mourn their loss.findagrave link
Mrs. Nancy Jane Kineur, widow of Francis Tweedy, died at her home in the southwestern part of the county March 14, after a protracted attack of grip resulting in pneumonia. She was born November 25, 1824 and was married to Mr. Tweedy November 27, 1845. There were born to them eleven children, four of whom survive her, two sons in Idaho and two daughters Mary Tweedy and Mrs. Hess. She united with the old Seceder Presbyterian church in Jefferson county at the age of sixteen. After moving to this county she united with the Graham Presbyterian church. She lived a consistent Christian life, faithful in all her duties as wife, mother and neighbor. A good name is the heritage she left her children. Mourned of her children, beloved of her neighbors and the recipients of her kindness. She was buried in the Vernon cemetery, March 15th after funeral services by Rev. W.O. Goodloe.findagrave link
Little Ernest Ochs died Friday night after an illness of several weeks. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Manuel Sunday afternoon
at the Vernon Methodist church.
The funeral services of Ernest Ochs, aged 8 years, son of Charles Ochs and wife, who died Friday evening of pneumonia, were held at the
Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon at 2:30. Rev. Manuel of the M.E. church officiating, after which the remains were interred in the
Vernon cemetery.findagrave link
Died, March 12, Mrs. W.C. Lewellen, at her home. She leaves a husband, two sons and two daughters.
The white winged messenger, Death, has invaded our town and called from our midst John B. Phillips. His illness was of short duration, was of short duration, being sick only about a week. The deceased was born in Mahonon county, Ohio, Dec. 4, 1842, and died Feb. 16, 1904, aged 61 years, 2 months and 12 days. He moved with his parents to Jennings county from Ohio when twelve years old and to Illinois in 1863. To them were born seven children, who with eight grandchildren and wife survive him. He was a consistent member of the M.E. church at Mill Shoals. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Walker at the M.E. church and the remains were laid to rest in the Shrewsberry cemetery.
Mrs. Mamie Hill, of Cincinnati, died March 8th, 1904, at her home, of Consumption. Her remains were brought here for burial, which took
place at Brush Creek cemetery. Henry Denton and Albert Pool, of Cincinnati were here to attend Mrs. Hill's funeral.
NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER - April 7, 1874
Col. Hiram Prather
Col. Prather was born near Utica, upon the banks of the Ohio river, in what is now Clark county, Indiana, on the 13th day of April 1809. He was, therefore, at the time of his death, on the 27th of March last, in the 65th year of his age.
In 1814, when but six years old, he was taken with the family of his father, Judge William Prather, to Jennings county, and settled two miles east of Vernon, on the north side of the south fork of the Muscatatuck. There he lived, with the exception of a year or two in Vernon, up to 1853, when he moved to North Vernon, where he has lived for the last twenty-one years.
Passing his youth and early manhood in the yet undubdued wilderness, battling with the forests, contending with the cares and trials and hardships of pioneer life, he had little opportunity for education. Then our pleasant school-houses, commodious seminaries and colleges were not in existence. Schools were few and far between, and were kept in the rudest of log cabins. Even the advantages of these he enjoyed, in all, only about six weeks. He was self-taught, acquiring such education as prepared him for common business and respectability.
With the same energy with which he contended against the forests, and the difficulties attending the early settlers, he went forth in the various walks and spheres of life, and if he did not attain to eminence, he at least won a reasonable success. At his first going forth from the old homestead, it was as a common laborer, working at 37 1/2 cents a day, and from $8 to $9 a month, then the best price paid for the best hands.
On the 24th of April, 1834, he was married to miss Mary Ann Huckleberry,of Vernon. He had, consequently, almost completed, at the time of his death, forty years of conjugal life. They had a family of 15 children, three dead, and twelve surviving, and who, with their widowed mother, are involved in the deepest gloom at their sad bereavement.
In 1837 the Colonel was appointed County Collector, and held that office for some four years. In 1841 he was elected to the office of County Treasurer, which he held for three years. In 1847 he was elected Representative to the State Legislature, and in that capacity he served our conty faithfully for some four or five different sessions, the last being that of 1867-8. He was also a member of our last Constitutional Convention, representing then, the counties of Jennings and Bartholomew.
At North Vernon he was one of its proprietors and one of the most zealous and active supporters of everything calculated to promote its interests. Often he manifested a liberality almost beyond his means. He did much for railroads. At the time of his death he was a railroad Director. At home and in the Legislature he was devoted to the interests of the county and the State.
And when the tocsin of war sounded the alarm for the Union, he was among the first who rallied to the standard of his country. He went in April, 1861, as Lieutenant Colonel of the 6th Indiana Regiment, to the three months service, in West Virginia. Coming home from that campaign, he re-organized for the defense of Kentucky. He was with it until May, 1862, and led it undaunted at the battle of Shilo. Soon after this, his health failing, he resigned and came home.
For more that forty years he was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, the brethern testifying to his examplary walk and conversation. And when smitten with his last illness, conscious of his approaching end, with christian fortitude he awaited the summens, expressing his readiness, trusting in the Redeemer, feeling that "his road and his staff were sufficient for him." he went calmly down the dark valley. Almost at the very last he said to his wife and children, "I am going farewell!" and the soul had left the clayey tenement, and gone to the Spirit land.
He has been with us in our outgoings and incomings, in prosperity and adversity, in peace and war, in "times that tried men's souls."
He has been, with us, one of our most active, intimate and familiar friends, filling a large place in our thoughts, our esteem, our affairs, and in our social circles. He was with us but as yesterday, but he is gone. We shall miss him much, remember him long, and deeply sympathize with his afflicted family. A.findagrave link
March 30th, infant son of Obed and Clara Irwin, and grandson of Wilton Kellar.Findagrave Link
Bear Creek Items, April 1, 1874
Death has visited our neighborhood and taken away a daughter of Harvey S. McCaslin.(Lucy B. McCaslin per Lois Johnson-McCaslin researcher)
NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER - January 6, 1892
This was the first paper after the new year - and so many people had died over the holiday they just listed them as -
Long - At his home in this city, on Sunday night, January 3rd, 1892, of heart trouble, Mr. James S. Long, in his 58th year.
This death was unexpected and a very great shock to the family and friends. He was an old soldier and served his country in the 83rd regiment I.V.I Funeral services were conducted by Rev. H. M. Elwan at the M.E. Church in Vernon, on Tuesday afternoon, after which the remains were interred in the Vernon Cemetery. findagrave linkBR>
Lanahan - At her home in Vernon township, on Saturday, January 2nd, Mrs. Cecella Lanahan, wife of Anthony Lanahan, aged 90 years.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ginnez at the Catholic church on Monday, after which the remains were laid at rest in the Catholic cemetery.
Murphy - On Sunday morning January 3rd, 1892, at her home in Vernon township, Mrs. Edward Murphy, at an advanced age.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ginnez, at the Catholic church, after which the remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery. findagrave link
McCarthy - On Friday, January 1st, 1892, at his home 2 miles east of this city, Mr. John McCarthy, at an advanced age.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ginnez at the Catholic church on Sunday morning. Remains were laid at rest in the Catholic cemetery. McCarthy - On Sunday morning January 3rd, 1892, at her home 2 miles east of this city, Mrs. John McCarthy, after a long illness.
Mrs. McCarthy passed away while the funeral services of her husband were being conducted. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ginnez at the Catholic church on Tuesday morning. Remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery.
Awlwell - At her home near Scipio, on Sunday morning, Mrs. Thomas Awlwell.
The remains were interred at Scipio.
Shoemaker - On January 2nd, of pneumonia, at the home Mr. Franklin Milhous in Bigger township, Mr. George Shoemaker.
His remains were taken to Clarksville, O., for interment.
Walton - At her home south of Butlerville, on Sunday, Jan. 3rd, Mrs. Hannah Walton.
Her funeral was conducted at the Friend's church on Tuesday, after which her remains were interred in the cemetery near by.findagrave link
Foist - At his home near Scipio, on Wednesday, December 30, 1891, Randolph Foist.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Gruber, after which the remains were interred at Reddington. findagrave link
Coryell - On Thursday morning, December 31st, 1891, at her home near Brewersville, after a long illness, Mrs. Oren Coryell.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. U. M. Foster at Pleasant View church on Saturday, January 2nd, after which the remains were laid at rest in Cave Spring cemetery. findagrave link
Clark - On Saturday, January 2nd, 1892, at her home at Hayden, of consumption Mrs. Chester Clark, at an advanced age.
Funeral services were held on Monday. She leaves a husband, three sons and four daughters to mourn her loss, all of whom were present except her oldest son David, who lives in Arkansas. findagrave link
Hengstler - At the home of his parents in Vernon, on Tuesday morning, January 5th, 1892, of Lung fever, Cecil, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter
Hengstler, aged about 5 years.
The bereaved parents have the sympathy of all in their great affliction.
Harmon - At his home in Brewersville, on Monday morning, January 4th, 1892, of consumption, Mr. John Harmon, aged about 18 years.
The funeral will take place at St. Ann's Catholic church to-day. findagrave link
Rude - At the home of his mother, Mrs. John H. Powlesson, in this city, on Saturday morning, Jan. 2nd, 1892, of Bright's disease. Mr.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Duncan at the Baptist church on Monday morning, after which the remains were interred in the city cemetery. (AKA - Hillcrest)
NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER - January 13, 1892
Eliza Shepard was born at Rome, New York, Feb. 23rd. 1808, and died at the residence of her son-in-law, I. H. Hill, Dec. 27, 1891. She was married to Ephraim McMillan, at Rome, in June, 1825, and was left a widow, Sept. 20th, 1867. When 17 years old she united with the Presbyterian church under the preaching of Rev. Chas. T. Finney and continued a member of that church until moving to Gowanda, N. Y. It being more convenient, she placed her membership in the M. E. Church in which she remained until her death. She had eight children, one of who preceded her to the better land. Mrs. Betaina Dye, who died at Spring City, Tennessee, April 20th, 1886. There are left, Mrs. Sarah Hudshire and Mrs. Adelia Hill, of this place, E. E. Mc Millan, Ludlow, Ky.; Mrs. Jane Shaw, Dayton, N.Y., and Mrs. Maria Prather, Kirbeyville, Mo., to mourn a loss which can never be restored. Mrs. McMillan was a woman with a very cheerful and sunny nature, always greeting everyone with a kind word and pleasant smile. Her presence was felt to be a blessing and benediction upon the household where she passed many of the last years of her life. Her mind was remarkably clear for one of her years and she enjoyed living, but was willing "to depart and be with Christ." findagrave link
These lines were found marked in one of her scrap books.
A flower, a song, a word may be
A link between us strong and sweet;
Ah, then dear child remember me;
And let your heart to "mother" beat,
At longest it cannot be long,
I shall with glad impatience wait,
Amid the glory and the song,
For you before the Golden Gate,
After earth's parting and earth's pain
Never to part! Never again.
January 11, 1892
Died - At her home, in Paris, Jan. 7, Mrs. A. Clem, of pneumonia, superinduced by la grippe. Her remains were taken to Dupont for burial.
Died - At her home, 1 mile south of Paris Crossing, on Jan. 7, Mrs. Matilda Farthing, of la grippe. Her remains were laid to rest in the ? graveyard.
Died - At his home, in Deputy, Jan. 9, Mr. John Brady. He was buried in the Deputy grave-yard by the G.A.R. Post of this place. This is first death in the membership of the order since it was organized. findagrave link
Died - Last Thursday morning, at home near here, of consumption, Mr. Zachariah Neeley. His illness was long and painful and his death was not
unexpected. He was born in the state of New York the 18th day of September, 1822, and was 60 years 3 months and 19 days old. He was a veteran of
the Mexican war, always a Republican and a worthy member of the church of United Brethern in Christ. Mr. Neeley has lived a long timein this
community and was a respected and honored citizen, charitable in all his actions. The remains were born to their last resting place in the
Jones burying ground on Friday.
NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER - February 27, 1892
Jasmin Flora Sucese was born at Canton, Pa., April 18, 1857, died Dec. 10th, 1891. When a child, she came with her parents to North Vernon which ever after was home to her. June 29th, 1882, she was married to S. K. Ascher, of South Bend. When 18 years of age she joined thePresbyterian church and was always a consistent christian with great unselfishness and consideration for others enjoying keenly the work of the societies until her health prevented further attendance. She graduated with honors, at Danville, Ind., and taught school six years, two of which were in our graded schools here, and she often referred to those years a pleasant ones, for she loved children and was pains-taking in their training. She was also devoted to art and many of her friends treasure little mementoes from her loving hands. Her loss is irreparable to her widowed mother, to whom she was a constant and devoted companion, and her two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Tague, of Memphis,Tenn., and Mrs. Josie Johnson, of this place, and two brothers, J.P. Sucese, of Troy, Pa., and J.B. Sucese, of Lafayette, Ind., also four nieces and four nephews to whom she was most tenderly attached; while on the other shore, awaiting her coming, was her child, father and one brother. It was said of her by friends and neighbors, "she never spoke unkindly of anyone, but was ever ready with words of encouragement." It was a characteristic of her's to help people look on the bright side and discover their blessings. Our hearts are sore and bleeding but our faith looks beyond and says: Jessie is not here, but in the bright light forever, where all is joy and love.
Marsh-At his home in Lovett township, at 12:15 on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 23, 1892, of heart trouble. Mr. Edward Marsh, aged 79 years
9 months and 2 days.
Mr. Marsh has been a resident of this county for more than half a century, and by his death we lose a valued citizen. Furneral services were conducted at the residence on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, after which the remains were interred in the Sullivan grave yard at Zion. findagrave link
Grinstead-On Sunday, January 24th, 1892, at his home in this city, of consumption, Franklin P. Grinstead, aged about 39 years.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Lott Randolph at the Baptist church on Monday afternoon after which the remains were laid at rest in the Summerfield grave yard. findagrave link
DIED-At his home on Friday, January 22nd, 1892, John T. Byram, aged 40 years and 4 months. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Lot Randolph and the G.A.R. Post. The sermon was an able one, and the Post did themselves credit in their part of the ceremony.
Commander Wm. L. Morgan, on behalf of the G.A.R. Post, tenders thanks to the Sons of Veterans, the choir and friends in general for the assistance rendered in the funeral services of John T. Byram. findagrave link
DIED-At her home one mile north of this place, Mrs. James Wilson, on Friday night Jan. 22nd. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. T.J. Murphy, in the Baptist church, Sunday at 1 p.m., after which the remains were laid to rest in the Vernon Cemetery. Mrs. Wilson was a highly esteemed lady; a good Christian, and was loved by all who knew her. She leaves a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn her loss. (Some confusion as to death date, this says the 22nd, findagrave text says 2nd, stone appears to say the 21st) findagrave link
OVER THE RHINE
January 25, 1892
"In the midst of life we are in death."
Again has the above been brought vividly before us. Jacob Hoffman an aged and well respected citizen of this community, died early Monday morning of last week of internal paralysis. The funeral obsequies were conducted from the German M.E. Church the following day after which the remains were laid to rest in death's silent city, while the soul took its flight to the maker who gave it.
From mortal foe, from mortal strife,
From pain to bliss, from death to life,
The form we loved has risen to be.
Encrowned with imortality.
Mr. Hoffman was born in the town of Lutwieler, Baveria, in Germany, March 8, 1830. He came with his parents to the United States when about 16 years old and with them settled on Tea Creek, near where he has resided ever since. He was married to Henrietta Dare, in 1855, by whom he had twelve children-six sons and six daughters-all of whom except one, a son together with the wife and one brother survive him. findagrave link
Hendricks-At the home of his daughter, Mrs. S. H. Grinstead, on Friday morning, January 29, 1892, Mr. Henry Hendricks, aged 75 years 7 months and 13 days.
Funeral services were conducted at the Catholic church by Father Giensz, on Saturday morning, after which the remains were interred in Catholic Cemetery.
VERNON BANNER - February 7, 1883
Died-At his residence in Vernon, Jennings County, Ind., January 29, 1883, at 10:30 o'clock a.m., Mr. Hiram Twadell; aged 73 years, 8 mos. and 29 days.
He was born in Genesee county, New York, April 30, 1809. About the year 1818 his father with his family came to Indiana, and settled at, or near, Hanover, Jefferson County. At what time the deceased came to Jennings county is not now certainly known; but he became a citizen of this county in youth or early manhood. During his sojourn with us he was engaged in important trust, until failing health required him to retire from active duty. He was for about thirty years in the employ of the M.& I.& J.& I.R.R. Companies; and for 20 or 25 years, he, with marked faithfulness, discharged the responsible trust of Ticket and Freight Agent for said Companies at their office in Vernon, and this trust only terminated when declining health required him to resign.
Mr. Twadell has been the subject of many sorrows. Death has many times entered his dwelling and taken away loved ones from his embrace.
He was united in marriage to Miss Charlotte Thompson, October 3, 1832. The fruit of this union was three children, of whom Henry and Josephine are now living; little Charley and the mother having passed away.
In December, 1842, Mr. Twadell and Mrs. Phelina A. Cook were united in marriage. To them were given four children; of these, Viola and Wilberforce are the only survivors. Their little sisters Alice and Almeda and then the mother having died.
On the fourth day of March 1856, Mr. Twadell and Miss Julia Bullock were joined in marriage. This union was cowned with three children. death again and again entered this family-calling first for little Sarah, and then for Joseph, and now for the husband and father: leaving the sorrow-stricken widow and her only surviving child, Mary, to complete this list of mourners.
No, these are not all who mourn. Society has lost one of its brightest examples of morality and uprightness. Citizens mourn, all mourn- but not as those who have no hope. He died in peace. He was loved by all, and loved most by those who knew him best.
Funeral services were held at the Baptist church, conducted by the Rev. Harry Smith of the Baptist church, assisted by Revs Barr of the Presbyterian and Mellender of the M. E. chruches. The XI chapter of the Gospel of John was read and the 5th verse used as a text. The audience was large and attentive and the services solumn and impressive. The remains were then laid to rest in the Vernon Cemetery. findagrave link
Vickers Milhous, who died at his late residence, on Limestone street this city January 18, 1883 and was buried at Ferncliff on the 20th inst., was the son of William Milhous, of Pennsylvania. Vickers was born in Belmont county, Ohio, January 15, 1810. He had just entered upon the seventy-fourth year of his age when his eventful life terminated. In 1838 he married Isabella Wilson, a very excellent lady, and settled in Beaver Pa. There were born to him in this marriage three children-two sons and one daughter. The sons, William and J. E. Milhous, are enterprising citizens of Winchester, Ill. Martha, the daughter, is the accomplished wife of Mr. Ball, of Blufton, Ind. Mr. Milhous next moved to Mt. Union, where he was successfuly engaged in business. While there he originated the enterprise of establishing a High School, which in later years developed into Mt. Union College. From this place he moved to Dupont, Ind.; thence to Salem O. In 1863 he lost his wife by death, and on Jan. 17th 1863, he was married to M.J. Odell, of Dayton O. Mr. Milhous professed religion in the Baptist church in 1840, an event in his life which he ever cherished in memory with great vividness, as he frequently eleuded to it, being able to give text of Scripture the minister used on that occasion, which is the language of the two disciples who walked with Jesus on the road to Emmaus, ie "And they said to one another, was not our heart burning within us, while he spake to us in the way." He applied himself closely to business, dealing in wool quite extensively in Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. Yet he did not neglect the culture of his heart and mind, he read a great deal, and was quite familiar with the literature of the times. His chief text-book, however. Was the Bible, which he regarded as the light to his pathway and a lamp to his feet. Though by his convictions a devout Baptist, yet he was liberal in the application of his views, and affiliated heartily with all Christians. His wife being a member of the Central M.E. church, of this city, he joined it with her, when he settled in Springfield about twelve years ago. Of this church he continued a member until 1879, when, by letter, he united with the Clinton Avenue Freewill Baptist church of which he was an accredited member at the time of his death. As a business man he was prudent, punctual and reliable: As a Christian, earnest and faithful; as a friend, warm hearted and benevolent; as a citizen upright and honorable. He took an interest in every political and social issue of the times, supporting zealously what he believed to be right and denouncing usparingly that which he believed to be wrong. Truly, then, it may be said that in his death, his family society and the church have sustained a sad loss. Thus it is ordered by an Allwise Providence that however active and useful, the body must enter the quiet silence of the grave, but the spirit passes on, and up to the ilie eternal. Springfield. O. Jan. 21, 1883.
Mr. Vickers Milhous, whose obituary appears in this issue, was the oldest brother of Mr. Joshua V. Milhous, the well known nursery man of Bigger Township, and was engaged in business at Dupont for a number of years. He had a large circle of acquaintances and friends in this county who will be pained to hear of his death.findagrave link
REPUBLICAN - January 7, 1909
Mrs. Margaret Dixon, aged 87 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Perry Taulman of Beech Grove, Dec. 30. The remains were
brought to Mt. Zion where Rev. U.M. McGuire of Washington conducted the funeral.(Maiden name of Margaret Dixon was
Fear, her first husband was Jacob Trumbo Foster, she then married Samuel Wilson Dixon, Beech Grove where she died was in Jackson County).findagrave link
NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER - January 8, 1890
Mrs. Edleman, who broke a thigh bone recently, was thought to be getting along well until Monday evening when she began to sink rapidly and died Wednesday evening. The remains were interred in the Kellar cemetery on Friday. Mrs. Edleman had been a resident of this township for a long time and her upright Christian life had made her many friends. Jan. 6.
East Lovett Letter
Mrs. Lefever, wife of Dr. Lefever,(LeFeber) died at her home in Lovett one day last week. The remains were interred in the cemetery at Dupont.
San Jacinto Letter
Edward Ross died at his home last Monday, his remains were interred at Graham, Christmas.
Wm. R. Runyan, at St. Paul Park, Minn., Sunday afternoon, December 29, 1889, at 4:15 p.m., age 33 years.
The above notice is of the death of a former resident of our county. Since coming to St. Paul he has been prospered in many ways. The suburb in which Mr. Runyan lived was given shape morally by his strong example and influence. He came here just as the town was starting. He was instrumental in starting a Presbyterian church, which when he died, had reached the goodly number of 75 members, the Sunday school of which he was Superintendant, has grown from 50 to 100. This is the growth of a year. He was in every way a faithful earnest man, beloved by everyone that knew him. In his position as Cashier of a large wholesale grocery house he was recognized as about perfect in his line. His promotions were always unsought and followed regularly every year. He leaves a family of a wife and six small children. The whole community and a still larger circle of friends mourn with them their loss. Wm. C. Covert, Pastor Presbyterian Church.
REPUBLICAN/BANNER - January 14, 1909
DIED-On Thursday morning January 7th, of cancer of the stomach, Mrs. Kate May. She was nearly 66 years of age, and leaves three
brothers, three sons, and one daughter. Burial last Saturday at noon. Rev. Hunt preached the funeral. findagrave link
DIED-Mrs. Mary E. Lewis, or "Grandma" Lewis, as she was generally called in this neighborhood, was born at Petersburg N. Y., Jan.
12, 1826, and died Jan. 9, 1909, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Casper Grove. In the spring of 1898 Mr. Grove and family moved
here from Ohio and Grandma Lewis came with them. She was a member of the Thornville, Ohio, M.E. Church and leaves three sons and
one daughter, several grandchildren and a host of friends to mourn their loss.
Funeral services were conducted at the home on Tuesday at 10 o'clock by Rev. Williams of Dupont.
HEART FAILURE - Strike Prominent Citizen Down in Prime of Life
Jacob M. Rash died of heart failure at his home here Monday night. He had been in usual health and his death was a great shock to his many friends. With his wife, he had attended the show during the evening and they returned home and retired about 9:00 o'clock and about an hour after, Mrs. Rash was aroused by his struggles and hastily summoned assistance but before anyone arrived he had expired. Physicians made every effort to revivie him but failed.
He was 55 years of age, a member of the Masonic order, the I.O.O.F., K. of P., and I.O.R.M. and a member of the Jennings County Bar and he had served a number of years as Justice of the Peace in this township.
He leaves a wife and one son at home.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Presbyterian church and burial in the city cemetery. (aka Hillcrest Cemetery)
DIED-Mrs. Elizabeth Brown, died near Hayden on Thursday.findagrave link
DIED-Mrs. Vunencia Conner, 55 years of age, died of paralysis, at her home in Paris Crossing, Jan. 11th. Her first husband John
Hedges died in 1897 and she was later married to Ed. Conner, who was killed in Cincinnati two years after their marriage. She was
the mother of ten children, eight of whom with one brother and one sister survive her. Funeral services conducted by Rev. Hamilton
were held this morning her remains were taken to Hayden for Burial.
DIED-Wm. F. Whedon, for many years a conductor on the Madison branch of the J.M.& I. and well and favorably known to many of our
people died in his home in Columbus, on Sunday. He was 66 years of age and leaves a wife and three children. His remains were taken
to Madison for burial.
DIED-John Simon, 56 years of age, died at his mothers home in this city on O. & M. Ave., Wednesday morning at 9:00. He had been sick
for some time and his death was not unexpected. Funeral Friday at 9:00 o'clock.
REPUBLICAN - December 31, 1908
DIED-Mrs. Margaret Dixon, died Wednesday afternoon about 1:00 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Perry Taulman, on the Uniontown road
in Vernon township. Age 87 years 1 mo. and 24 days. Mrs. Dixon has been an invalid for about eight years. She was taken worse last
Friday and died from the infirmaties incident to old age. She was born in Hamilton County, Ky. but went to Jennings county when a
small child where she spent almost her entire life. She has been a widow for some thirty years and has lived among her children for
about twenty-five years. Five of her children are still living, two sons and three daughters, Mrs. S. F. Deputy of Riley, Kan., Mrs.
Evan Hughes of Crothersville, Leonidas Foster, of California, John Q. Foster and Mrs. Perry Taulman of Vernon township. The deceased
also leaves 30 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. She was a member of the Marion Baptist church in Jennings county. Funeral and
burial at the Mt. Zion church Friday morning at ten o'clock. findagrave link
DIED-Mrs. America Hudson, 67 years of age, was stricken with paralysis at her home in Paris Crossing at 1:00 a.m. Monday and died at
8:00 a.m. without regaining consciousness. She was the widow of the late A.V. Hudson and five children survive her, vis: Jas. E. Hudson
and M.B. Hudson of Paris Crossing, Mrs. Mollie Wells of Chicago, Mrs. F. Lett of Seymour and Rev. C.R. Hudson of Frankfort, Ky. Funeral
services were held Wednesday at the Christian Church there, of which she had long been a member and burial in the Coffee Creek Cemetery. findagrave link
NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER - January 23, 1908
Lewis H. Meek Dead
Death, the unwelcome visitor-the rider on a pale horse-has again entered the community and taken away one of the well respected and useful citizens, Lewis M. Meek, born here at Weston; he has ever made his home and his death will long be felt as a loss to the neighborhood. April 15, 1869, he married Samantha Lewis and to them two daughters were born. The older, Mrs. Frank Malcomb, being the only surviving member of the family. Mr. Meek had been in failing health for several months but not until four weeks ago was much danger apprehended. Death Sunday morning last. Funeral and burial at Tea Creek Tuesday. He was born January 14, 1848; died January 19, 1908. (The newspaper seems to have been confused as his middle initial is both H. & M., his tombstone also says Lewis M.) findagrave link
Fine Old Gentleman Dead.
Peter M. Crane, aged 75 years, died of paralysis at 2 o'clock last Saturday afternoon, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Samuel Covington, on Hoosier street, of this city. Mr. Crane was born in Sissonville, W. Va., on January 2, 1832. He was the father of five children, three daughters and two sons, all of whom are living with the exception of one son, George, who met death in a railroad wreck several years ago. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. Black, after which the remains were laid to rest in the City Cemetery. The children who were here to attend the funeral were: Mrs. F.M. Fewell of Madison, Mrs. Verne Coombs of Cincinnati, and Stanley Crane and wife of Cincinnati.
Two-Year-Old Child Scalded Last Thursday
Mamie, the two year old daughter of John Darringer and wife, who live near Scipio, was scalded by falling into a tub of hot water last Thursday, blood poisening developed, causing the childs death the next day. The remains were interred in the Hulse Cemetery at Scipio Saturday.
Marshall Meek, a prominent and highly respected farmer of the southern part of the county, residing near Weston, died Saturday
and was laid to rest Monday of this week. (I have a feeling this is the Lewis M. Meek mentioned earlier in
the same paper, I could find no Marshall Meek buried here.)
Edward Maloney, jr., son of Daniel Maloney of Geneva township, died of Brights desease Tuesday. He was a school teacher and considered one of the brightest young men of the profession.
NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER - January 2, 1908
John A Nelson, age 44 years died at the German Hotel Monday night after a two weeks sickness. Deceased was a member of North Vernon
Aerie of Eagles and Glass Workers No. 6 of Marion, Ind. Soon after his death he was taken to the Eagles hall from which place funeral
services were conducted were conducted Wednesday morning at nine o'clock by Rev. Duncan, after which the remains were interred in the
city cemetery. The funeral procession was headed by the band. This is the first loss the Eagles have had since the organization two
Mr. Nelson was born in Grettenburg, Sweden, 44 years ago, came to this country when 13 years old as a cabin boy and has spent the greater part of his life as a glass worker. This gentleman had no relatives in this country, but on his application for membership into the Eagles named his brother who lives in Sweden as the one to name in case of death. A member of the secret organization can find loyal friends wherever a lodge is located and receive tender care, during his last, or suffering hours; this was shown in this case. Mr. Nelson without a relative was cared for and buried with the same care as anyone would give a brother. findagrave link
NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER - September 26, 1918
T.J. Burtch one of our oldest citizens died unexpectedly last Friday morning. He had been in failing health the past two or three
years with heart trouble. He had prepared to go to Shelby County with his sister, Mrs. Eva Burtch, who is here visiting. They were
going to visit another sister Mrs. Jane Hargrove. Mr. Burtch had dressed ready to start and and walked out a distance in the yard,
when he was seen to fall. When members of his family reached him he was dead. He was 68 years of age. Funeral services were conducted
by the Rev. J. M. Swarthout, of Butlerville, at Commiskey Church on Sunday afternoon at two o'clock, burial at the old Coffee Creek
churchyard by the side of his wife who died five years ago. Uncle Jeff was a member of the Baptist Church at this place and was a
good active member as long as he was able to attend. He leaves a daughter, two sons and twelve grandchildren, besides three sisters.
Among those from a distance attending the funeral were William Carlock and wife of Seymour, Frank Lewis and wife of Waldron and John
Burtch of Letts, Louis Holder and sister Mrs. Nettie Crow, of Eaton, Ind., were here to attend the funeral of Mr. Burtch, but just as
the funeral party was starting for the church, Mr. Holder received a message that his son Clarence was killed Sunday morning at their
home in Eaton for him to come at once. He and his sister Mrs. Crow left for Eaton at once. They were T.J. Burtch's nephew and niece.
John Burtch spent Saturday night with Mrs. Margaret Hartwell and family, took dinner and supper on Sunday with George Hartwell and family, and spent Sunday night with his sister, Mrs. Grace Layton, near Lovett. He returned to Letts Monday morning. findagrave link
BANNER PLAIN DEALER - August 1, 1902
Jane Elizabeth Williamson was born in the town of Scipio, August 26, 1842. Her parents were Alexander and Phoebe Ann Williamson. A few years after this her parents moved to the little town of Tannersville located on the J.M.& I.R.R., two miles southwest of Scipio. here she grew to womanhood. She had a very happy childhood and was a favorite among the young people of the surrounding country. She is clung to her old friends at Scipio and most of her social mingling was with the young people of that place. She taught a few terms in public schools and on February 14, 1861, was married to Asbury S. Corya, at the home of her parents. Not very long after they were married they began housekeeping on the farm where they have since resided, with the execption of one year 1863-1864. This year was spent in the city of Lafayette, Ind., where Mr. Corya engaged in the grocery business. Her strong desire to live near her parents caused them to return to their farm in Jennings county, which is situated 1/2-mile northwest of Tannersville and upon which today is located the postoffice and station of Hege. On February 8, 1879, Mrs. Corya became sorely afflicted and and the summers of that year and 1883 were spent in the hospital at Indianapolis, in vain endeavor to restore her perfect health, but it seems that this was not in Gods providence that this should be accomplished and she remained an afflicted sufferer, but was enabled to rear her family of children of which the youngest is now 29 years of age. She was the mother of six children five of whom are still living, one having died in infancy. Despite her afflictions she led a happy life, and though unable to travel much or mingle much in society she enjoyed the company of a few faithful friends, the society of the family and the constant companionship of her husband. Through all these years she bore her affliction with remarkable fortitude. She was of a bright sunny disposition and this happy faculty she seemed to possess till the end. The past winter was a very hard one for her and she contracted pneumonia from the effects of which she never fully recovered. Gradually her vitality and strength had been undermined, until finally on Saturday, July, 19, her system gave way. Her children, brothers and sisters were hastily called to her bedside. She knew them until Monday when she lapsed into unconcious condition hovering between life and death until Friday night, when she answered the call of her Savior. The funeral was held at the Scipio Presbyterian church, Sunday at 11:00 a.m., Rev. T.M. Todd the regular pastor conducting the services. She had been a faithful and consistant member of this church since 1957. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star when the Masonic Lodge was in existance in Scipio. findagrave link
Thomas J. Belcher son of Thomas and Lottie Humphrey Belcher, was born in Newport, Ky., March 12, 1875. In 1877 his parents moved from Newport to Wilmington, North Carolina, there his father died when Thomas was but eight years old. They lived in Wilmington making a success in business life until they sold their property and removed to Indiana in February, 1902, and located in Marysville, Clark county. Having been raised by a Christian mother, he confessed his sins in his youth and took upon him the yoke of the Lord, and became affiliated with the Baptist church in North Carolina. Last month while a revival was in progress at Marysville in the Christian church, he united with it, becoming an active member, speaking and praying in public worship, reading the Scriptures and admonishing others to become christians. On the third day of July he came to the city of North Vernon to visit J.C. Vorberger and wife, his relatives, also to receive medical advice and treatment for Brights desease. On Sunday morning, July 6th about 9 o'clock, he was suddenly stricken down, going into convulsions. Two of the best physicians of North Vernon were called to his relief, and all was done for him that loving and skillful hands could do; but the king of death claimed his right. And Thos. Belcher died at high noon, three hours from the time he was stricken down. One of the most nobel traits of character found in a young man in the world was in Thomas Belcher. He loved and obeyed his mother. Before he died he asked his cousins J.C. Vorberger and wife, to care for his mother if he should be called away. This was Christ like. The Lord Jesus Christ said to his disciples while dying upon the cross "Behold thy Master." Brother Belcher died in the triumph of a living faith in Christ, and we believe that his imortal spirit has had an entrance into the everlasting kingdom of the Lord, Jesus Christ. "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord from henceforth; yea, saith the spirit, that they may rest from their labors and their works do follow them." Bro. Belcher has left his dear mother, the only one that remains in the family with other friends and family to mourn their loss until they shall be called if faithful until death to enjoy heaven with the redeemed forever. findagrave link
William Hill and Fanny Wilson were married Dec. 16, 1894, by Rev. James K. Creighton at the M.E. Parsonage, Paris, Indiana.
The giver of all things blessed this union with three beautiful little ones, namely Ralph, Carl and Marjorie. These gifts given them had grown to be loving and obedient children, loved by all who know them.
God silently and gently and silently called Carl Hill to his blessed abode on July 29th 1902 at 1 o'clock and 5 minutes after an illness of 6 day aged 4 years 1 month and 26 days. Little Carl will be greatly missed by all, even by his little playmates, and above all there is a place vacant in the home, that none can ever fill. The day befor Carl passed away he sang so sweetly, as only a child can sing. "I shall know him by the print of the nails in his hand." Now he can join with the angelic choir, in Glory, and stand by His side. Goodby little Carl, until we meet again, where there shall be no more sorrow and no more death. God wanted him to that heaven might be nearer to those left behind. The funeral was conducted by the Rev. J.S. Campbell, at the M.E. Church, attended by many sorrowing relatives and friends, and his SS class in a body marched in headed by his teacher, bearing lovely flowers, fit symbols of his pure angelic life. Burial at Paris cemetery.
BANNER PLAIN DEALER - August 8, 1902
Laura Herring, daughter of William and Emaline Herring was born March 14, 1865. She united with the Bearcreek Baptist Church while quite young under the pastorate of Rev. A. T. Childs. She was united in marriage with George A. Bennett, Aug. 14, 1888 and departed this life at 5:40 o'clock on the morning of July 31, 1902 at the age of 37 years, 4 months and 17 days. Her mother died when Laura was quite young, about one year of age leaving her in the care of her father and older brothers and sisters. She was devotedly attached to her father and in his last sickness she was constantly with him, administering to his care and comfort day and night until he departed this life. To her union with George A. Bennett, there was born one daughter Gladys, whom she leaves at a tender age to the care of a kind and tender father. She lived a consistant christian life devoted to her home and family. She was kind to the poor, administering to their aid all she could, and now leaves a kind and loving husband,a sweet little daughter, four brothers, three sisters and kind neighbors and other friends and relatives and friends to mourn her loss.
Charles J. Coryell was born January 7, 1825, in Elyria, New York. He died July 24, 1902, at the home of his daughter Mrs. William Hess, in Leesville, Ind. Charles the subject of this sketch, was united in marriage to Hannah Jane Johnson, January 20, 1846. Eleven children were born to this union, eight of whom survive. He was an industrious and successful farmer, living comfortably and happily with his wife and family for more than fifty years on what is known as the Coryell farm. Early in life he united with the Methodist Episcopal Church. Reared under strong religious influences, he became a man of upright character, possessing sterling integrity and honesty of purpose. He had an active intellect and greatly enjoyed reading, conversing intelligently on all topics, especially agricultural and political. Though his manners were quiet and retiring, friends were welcome to his home kindly and cordially. His hospitality was unbounded, his table being spread with the best of cheer, while with his own hands he plucked the choicest fruit and placed before his guests. Neighbors and friends found him ever sympathetic and helpful in times of sorrow and distress. During the Civil War he was an earnest supporter of the Union. His oldest son and brother were among those who went forth to fight the battles of their country. In those years of trial he comforted his aged father and mother, looked carefully after the wellfare of his brothers family, few knowing the grief and suspense that filled his heart at thoughts of the dear ones facing peril and death. His married life was an exceptionally happy one. Since the death of his wife, six years ago, life seemed to have lost much of its charm and brightness, and he longed to lay aside its burdens and pain. After a short illness of scarcely a week, which he bore uncomplainingly, he passed peacefully away. His remains were taken to Vernon, the funeral services being held in the M.E. Church; in obedience to his last request he was buried on the old farm in the family graveyard. Just at the noon-tide hour, while the sun was flooding the hills and valleys with golden glorious beauty, he was laid down to rest beside his loved ones, there to rest until the resurection morn. B. findagrave link
Mary Day Wagner
Mary Day Wagner was born the 8th of January, 1819, near Rochester, New York. She was fatally stricken with paralysis, July 29th and lingered two days when she passed peacefully to rest. She was married to J.H. Wagner, May 9th, 1839, who still survives her, making sixty-three years of ideal wedded life such as is seldom recorded. In all these years she was his constant companion and helpmate, loyal to every cause which was of interest to him. Eight children were born to them, four of whom are still living. She also leaves six grandchildren and four greatgrandchildren who will miss her sweet face. How hard it is to put into words or express by lip the loss of such a life as this wife and "mother" upon whom these sacred titles rest, brighter far than any precious crown of jewels. God has been good, aye, wonderfully good to have spared her to her husband and children these many years-this patient, affectionate and helpful "wife", this mother who was a ministering angel in her home always patient, loving and uncomplaining, with a bright smile and cheery greeting for her children who she adored. As a friend always ready to extend a cordial welcome and a generous hospitiality to all. Being an invalid for the last ten years, only those who were with her can appreciate with what patience and self-sacrifice the labor of love was offtimes performed in the midst of all cares, physical weakness and pain. The influence which she exerted over her husband children and friends, with her patience and sweetness of character, will never be forgotten. The distinguishing feature of her whole life was sweet patience, and if only "its mantel might descend to us, well may it be said, the world be richer for its inheritance." She has crossed to the other side, but may all who knew her and sorrow for her, remember that God is good, and has spared her to us many years above the allotted time. For 61 years she was a member of the church; four years of that time she belonged to the Christian Church and afterwards united with the Universalist church. She was an implicit believer in her Saviors love, and her last conscious utterance to some member of the family was "not to worry; that all would be right." Her sons and grandsons acted as pallbearers.
Vernon Local News
Mrs. Mary Wagner wife of J.H. Wagner died at her home here on Thursday July 31st, of paralysis. Funeral services were held at the home on Saturday Aug. 2nd, conducted by Rev. Chesley Holmes; after which the remains were laid to rest in the Vernon Cemetery.
BANNER PLAIN DEALER - August 15, 1902
Mrs. Grace Johnson was born April 26, 1867; departed this life July 27, 1902. Mrs. Johnson was a member of the Freedom Baptist church, of which she became a member when but a child. She was an efficient worker in the church, ever ready to perform those services necessary to promote the Master's cause. She will be greatly missed, not only in the chruch but in the community in which she lived, as she was a kind and loving neighbor, being ever ready to assist and comfort those in distress. She leaves to mourn her loss, a mother, daughter and husband, besides many friends to whom she was very dear. While we are sad to think her well known footsteps will never be heard again, we rejoice in the fact that she has gone to be with Jesus. Her toils are past her work is done, and she is fully blest. She fought the fight, the victory won, and entered into rest. Then let our sorrow cease to flow since God recalls his own and bids them leave a world of woe for an imortal crown, but let our hearts in every woe still say, "Thy will be done."
Mrs. Sam Johnson, of near Champion, died suddenly Sunday, and was buried at Dupont on Tuesday. She was formerly a resident of this city and was then the widow of Henry Hinchman.findagrave link
Mrs Morin, age 80, died Monday Aug. 4, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.H. Rogers. The funeral was preached Wednesay at Tea Creek by Rev.
Swarthout, after which the remains were laid to rest in Tea Creek Cemetery.
Mrs. Alexander Shepherd
The death of our beloved neighbor and friend, Mrs. Alexander Shepherd daughter of Prof. Thos. F. Hall D.D. of Oxford College, O., and Theodica Bryant Hall, Hamblilton O., will be deeply regretted by a large number in this community, where she has resided for many years.
Mrs. Shepherd was born on June 10, 1844 in Hamilton, Butler county, Ohio. At the age of eighteen years she graduated from the Circleville high school, and was a teacher in the public schools in Pickaway county, and later afterwards was tendered the chair of English Literature in the grammer school of Richmond, Ind., which she later declined, owing to her engagement to Mr. Geo. W. Young, of Circleville, Ohio, to whom she was married she was married on Dec. 14, 1865, by the Rev. J.C. Chaffin, the ceremony taking place at the residence of the bride. As a result of this marriage six children were born, viz; Leonora, Jacob Bonner, Victoria Viola, Granville Moody, Adelaide Bryand, and Gardner Wilder Young, all of whom survive her.
After the death of her first husband, Geo. W. Young, she removed with her family to Ashville O., where she engaged in the drug business for several years, and on April 7, 1886, she was married a second time, by the Rev. Mr. Brown, at the home of the bride's father, to Mr. Alexander Shepherd, who survives her. She removed with him and her two youngest children to North Vernon in 1886, where she has resided since, and has been an active worker in church, literary and educational affairs, and at the time of her death, was president of the Ladies' Research Club of North Vernon.
During her last illness, which confined her to her bed for nearly four months, she was daily in receipt of tokens of esteem from here many friends and neighbors, such as flowers and tempting dishes for the sick. The family regret their loss greatly, and are in receipt of many messages of condolence and sympathy. They, as well are greatly consoled in the thought that they have done all in their power to make her comfortable during her last illness. She was provided with the best medical skill attainable, but the nature of her illness was early found to be beyond medical or surgical aid, so all efforts were centered on making her last days as comfortable as possible.
She passed away as calmly and peacefully as one entering into a peaceful slumber, surrounded by her near neighbors, and those dearest in her life.
Mrs. Alexander Shepherd. Aged 58 years, died at her home on College street, this city on Saturday August 9th. Funeral services were conducted at the late residence Tuesday afternoon. Interment in City Cemetery.
After a short illness. Ben Temple passed into eternity Saturday evening and the remains were interred in the Dupont cemetery Monday afternoon. Mr. Temple was a much respected resident of this place. He leaves a large family and many friends to mourn this sad loss, as he was a kind husband, a loving father, a good neighbor, friend, citizen and brother.
NORTH VERNON PLAIN DEALER - January 25, 1917
Melvin Sprague was born in Jefferson County, Indiana in the year 1842 and departed this life January 9, 1917. Aged 74 years 4 months and 28 days.
He was married to Elizabeth Johnson, February 18th, 1877. To them were born eight children six girls and two boys. Lora Sprague of Stephenville, Texas; Morton Sprague of Indianapolis; Letha Johnson of Lima, Ohio; Cora Jarvis of Indianapolis; Esther Hambilton of Wosca, Cal.; Lucy Passwater of Tipton, Ind.; John Sprague of Placentia, Cal.; and Ada Jessup of Anderson, Ind., all of whom survive.
He united with the Bethel Baptist church some twenty years ago, of which he was a faithful member. Also a member of Pleasant Valley Lodge, No. 390 I.O.O.F.
Mr. Sprague had been in poor health for almost three months, being bedfast since Nov. 7th. He finally consented to undergo a surgical operation on December 29th and was slowly recovering when congestion of the lungs set in, and relieved him of his suffering. He leaves a wife and eight children, plus a host of relatives and friends to mourn his departure.
A loving father true and kind
No one on earth like him we find
For all of us he did his best
May god grant him eternal rest
His memory is as dear today
As in the hour he passed away
Valeria Anabel Newkirk was born in Tipton, Ind., on the first of October 1908 and came to North Vernon with her parents when just sixteen months
of age, where she lived until her Heavenly Father called her Sunday afternoon, January 21st, 1917, aged eight years, three months and eighteen days.
We had a little treasure once,
She was our joy and pride,
We loved her, ah! perhaps to well
For soon she slept and died,
Gone is our darling Valeria,
Lonely are our hearts today,
For one we loved so dearly,
Has forever passed away.
CARD OF THANKS
We desire to thank Br. Caroll and the Baptist Choir and undertaker Charles Rapp; also the kind friends for the kindness shown us in our bereavement the death of our darling daughter, Valeria Newkirk.
Father, mother and grandparents.
Lanora V. Deputy Johnson, daughter of William and Mary Deputy was born near Commiskey, Indiana, November 3, 1849, and departed this life January 20th, 1917, having lived sixty-seven years, two months and seventeen days.
She married James A. Johnson, October 8, 1868. Born to this union were twelve children: six sons and six daughters; eight of whom are living-five sons and three daughters.
Throughout her life she was always kind, of thoughtful disposition, companionable. She had many friends who will remember her. Her devotion to her children was exemplary. She was greatly interested in her grand children to whom she had endeared herself and will always recall the special deeds of kindness and priviledges granted to them in her home.
Besides her children she leaves twenty-three grandchildren, two great-grand-children, a loving husband, one sister and a host of friends and relatives to mourn the loss.
She united with the Mt. Zion M.E. Church at an early age and proved to be a faithful member until the Death Angel called her to a higher position with Christ.(not listed on Find a Grave here is a listing to Mt. Zion Cemetery on this site)
NORTH VERNON SUN - January 25, 1917
Jefferson Fletcher age 23, died at the home of his father in this city Monday. Death came as the result of pneumonia. The funeral was held Wednesday and the interment made in the city cemetery. (aka Hillcrest Cemetery)
VERNON BANNER - DECEMBER 27, 1871
Died, December 12, 1871, at the home of his son in-law, in Howard Co., Seth M. Chase, in the 75th year of his age, of paralysis of the left side, after an illness of three days.
The deceased was born in the state of New York on the third day of September, 1797; was married to Miss Margaret Whitney, on the 25th of July 1817. A few years after his marriage he moved to Jennings County Ind. near Vernon, where he remained a few years, when he moved to Bartholomew county, where his wife and oldest son died. When he returned to Jennings county where he married Miss Phebe Wagner, March 22, 1829. He resided in Jennings county until December 1863, when he moved to Howard county Ind., where his wife died July 23rd 1864. Since that time he has lived with his children. Seven of the number is still living. S.W.C. findagrave link
VERNON BANNER - DECEMBER 20, 1871
The committee appointed by the Graham Sunday School to prepare a minute in referance to the death of our brother, John L. Tweedy, would offer the following.
In the providence of an all wise God, we are called upon as a Sabbath School to record the death of our beloved friend and Bro., John L. Tweedy, who departed this life Nov. 8, 1871, in the 19th year of his age.
He made a profession of religion, November 13, 1869. His life was consistent, his death peaceful and triumphant. His chief regret, was that he had done so little for Christ, who had done so much for him. He bore all of his sickness with remarkable christian patience and fortitude, often alluding to the fact that his sufferings were mild, compared with others. He offered many faithful dying counsels to his friends and youthful companions, which we trust will be remembered, - like bread cast upon the waters, appearing many days hence. Let us the surviving members of this Sabbath School seel tp emulate his virtues, and follow his footsteps, as he followed Christ. Therefore be it
Resolved. That in this afflicting dispensation of God's providence, we hear an individual solumn call to increased dilligence in getting and doing good.
Resolved. That as an expression of our deep-felt sympathy, a copy of this paper, together with the following lines of poetry, be given to the family of our deceased friend, and that a copy be sent to the Plain Dealer and Vernon Banner for publication, and that the Secretary be directed to spread this paper on the records of the School.
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