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Bessie A. (Wallick) Hageman

Submitted by Linda McCool

Just as a book that has been read and closed and an old year that has been spent, so it was that another one in our community has slipped away to be with her maker.

It was just last Wednesday evening that Mres. Bessie Hageman became suddenly ill in Rising Sun and after having been taken to the Ludlow Hill Hospital at Lawrenceburg, Ind. passed away Thurday night.

Mrs. Bessie A. Wallick Hageman, the oldest of two children born to Providence H. and Mary Bell Morrison Wallick was born at Jacksonville, Switzerland County, Ind. On Dec 7, 1887 and passed away Dec. 28, 1061 at the age of 74 years and 21 days.

On November 8, 1908 she was united in marriage to Sylvester J. Hageman. This happy union was 43 years when on June 23, 1951, Mr. Hageman passed away at the farm home near Center Square.

Some fifty years ago Bess accepted Christ as her Savior and became a member of the Center Square Baptist Church – retaining her membership there even during the years that she and Vester lived in the New Liberty neighborhood.

Those who have preceded her in death are her parents and her companion. 

Those surviving are the one brother, Wilmer D. Wallick of Center Square and a sister-in-law, Ethel – one niece, Mrs. Venus Hardy of Mishawaka , Ind., one nephew, Donald H. Wallick of Osceola, Ind. And five great nieces and other relatives, friends, and neighbors who will miss her.

Stilwell Heady

The Weekly Messenger, Vevay, Indiana
Published 17 October 1834
Submitted by
Ruth Hoggatt

Casuality--On Friday last, Stilwell Heady, of this county, was found dead in the road near Mountsterling. From the position of the body, when found, and other circumstances, it is believed that in attempting to mount his horse, from a large log, his foot slipped and he fell against the fence. Some hair from the back of his head, was found adhering to the fence and some hairs from his horse's mane was clinched in his hand. He was one of the earliest settlers of Switzerland county.

John Huston

The Weekly Reveille; Vevay, Switzerland County, Indiana, issue dated February 14, 1855, front page
Transcription by Carl Martin.

Died, in Vevay, at the residence of his son-in-law, Mr. Wm. Price January 28, 1855, Mr. John Huston, aged nearly 83 years. Mr. Huston was a native of the North of Ireland, and when a lad of only 17 years came to this Country and settled in Western Pennsylvania. Here he endured the hardships consequent upon a newly settled Country, often being called out to quell Indian disturbances on the Frontiers. Having spent about 13 years in that section of Country, he removed with his little family to the infant State of Ohio, in 1802. Here he again encountered the difficulties and hardships of a life in a newly settled Country. During his residence in Ohio, War broke out with England and he was among the number that General Hull ingloriously surrendered into the hands of the English at Detroit. His nationality not being discovered, he was soon discharged on Parole of Honor and returned to his family. In the year 1815, he came to this place with his family, again to celebrate another birthday of a Sister State into the Union. In this county he spent the rest of his days except some 15 years which he spent on the other side of the River. Mr. Huston possessed a vigorous constitution, or he never could have endured the toils and hardships of a Frontier life. As a businessman, he was energetic and honest in his dealings--independent in his principles, avowing and doing what he considered right, regardless of what others said or thought. As a religious man, he was educated in the Faith and connected with the Presbyterian Church in the Old Country, and maintained that same Faith during most of his life. While on the other side of the River, there being none of his own order, he united with the Baptist Church. The Hope of his youth failed him not during his reclining years. He lived to a good old age, respected in Life and lamented in Death.