The North Manchester Library has a copy of the diary of P. H. Bolinger printed in a North Manchester paper. It is interesting and contains the names of many people who died in the North Manchester area as well as happening in and around the town. Bolinger himself died August 2, 1923. For further information on the deaths listed below see the diary.
ABBOTT, GEORGE died 3-29-1894 ABBOTT, NANCY BASSETT wife of George died 3-14-1888 ABERSON, HANNAH wife of D. died 10-4-1882 AMBER, REV. SAL.? buried 6-7-1895 ANDREWS, ____ son of J. S. funeral held 1-20-1892 ARNOLD, HENRY funeral at Huntington 11-9-1893 ARNOLD, SARAH wife of Jesse died 3-4-1894 ATCHISON, WESLEY killed by cars while breaking at Leesburg 7-10-1891 AUKER, W. H. died 7-23-1893 BAER, JOHN F. died 6-4-1893 BAKER, JULIA PECKHAM wife of J.F. buried 8-24-1896 BAKER, LYDIA died 7-7-1889 BAKER, WILLIAM E. died 5-3-1896 BALLENGER, ____ child of W.H. buried 1-14-1885 BANKS, EUGENE died 12-19-1891 BASH, ROSS 6 years old run over by east bound freight tried to get on train and fell under 12-29-1891 BASH, W. FRANK died 8-22-1885 BEAUCHAMP, A. G. former operator and ticket agent buried 4-25-1890 BLICKENSTAFF, CLARA buried 7-16-1893 BLOCKSON, SUSAN died 8-14-1897 BLOOD, ASA S. died 6-25-1894 BOLINGER ____ father died 12-9-1892 BOLINGER, FLORA died 12:30 am 11-1-1885 buried Concord 11-3-1885 BOLINGER, EDNA died of typhoid fever 7-4-1888 BOLINGER, OWEN son of J. aged 10 mos buried at Concord 8-17-1884 died of cholera infantum BONEWITZ, CHESTER died 3-17-1893 BONEWITZ, JOHN aged 91 yrs died 2-1-1884 BONEWITZ, LAWRENCE buried 3-11-1894 BONEWITZ, MRS. E. S. died 7-29-1895 BRADY, ____ 2 children of J.N. died this morning one at 4 and the other at 7 from throat trouble 7-27-1885 BRIGGS, ____wife of C.M. died 4-5-1888 BROOKINS, HIRAN died 12-26-1891 BROOKINS, M.G. buried 12-31-1898 BROWN, HARRY died 6-9-1893 BROWN, WALDO funeral 12-10-1893 BURDGE, JOHNSON M. died 6-9-1887 BUSSARD, BETSY died 3-20-1890 the oldest daughter of Rebekah in the county BUSSARD, JACOB funeral 9-17-1899 BUTLER, CHARLES W. shot his wife 9-25-1883 at Pierceton hanged at Columbia City 10-7-1884 CARR, NANCY N. died 1-29-1892 CHURCH, E. P. funeral 10-27-1896 CHURCH, MARY J. funeral 10-5-1893 wife of E. P. CHURCHILL, JAMES buried 2-23-1897 CLARK, HARVEY fell from train died 3-13-1883 CLARK, JOHN fell dead of heart trouble at Tom Millers blacksmith Shop 3-11-1885 CLARK, JOHN body brought home killed by cars at Toronto Canada 6-9-1892 CLEMANS, SALOME funeral at Liberty Mills 11-4-1896 CLOYD, A.J. died 3-22-1899 CLOYD, CORA daughter of Andrew died 8-31-1885 COOK, MATILDA JOHNSON wife of Harvey H. buried 12-19-1899 COWGILL, ADA wife of Joseph died yesterday 10-4-1890 COWGILL, CALVIN died 3-31-1894 COWGILL, EDITH mother of Mrs. Jacob Barter died age 90 yrs 1-1-1889 COWGILL, ELIZABETH died 7-4-1889 21 yrs after son Joseph lost both hands in 4th of July celebration wife of John L. COWGILL, JAMES buried 7-7-1896 COWGILL, REBECCA wife of James M. died 1-3-1885 DELVIN, JOHN died 8-1-1886 DUNBAR, JOHN died from diabetes 1-14-1892 EAGLE, FRANCIS M. died in Wabash 10-15-1899 EBBINGHOUSE, ERNEST drown in Eel River tried to save Byron Hamm 6-17-1897 EBERHARD, HENRY died 12-22-1885 ECKER, J. F. died 11-25-1892 ECKMAN, DR. buried 2-16-1896 ECKMAN, NANCY wife of Noah died 3-1-1891 EGNEW, ANDREW funeral at Lagro 1-29-1890 EICHHOLTZ, CHRISTIAN run over by train at Liberty Mills 6-9-1888 EICHHOLTZ, HENRY died 4-2-1886 ELWOOD, MARY E. wife of John C. buried 6-15-1890 ENYEART, INEZ died at Liberty Mills 2-17-1896 EUBANKS, MRS. JOHN died 5-8-1894 FATSINGER, SARAH A. LEASE wife of Samuel died 11-30-1882 FELTER, GRANDMA died 2-3-1897 FLYNN, CLIFFORD buried Lower Union 5-12-1891 FLYNN, Duirah A. HAYES wife of Ben F. died 1-24-1883 FOLAND, F. M. funeral at Methodist church under direction of Grand Army 12-13-1885 FREDERICK, DANIEL died 5-23-1891 FUNK, SAMUEL D. funeral at Pleasant Grove died 1-2-1891 GABLE, MRS. A. died 5-21-1894 GARBER, MRS. HENRY died 1-19-1882 GINGERICK, JOHN died 1-4-1886 GINGERICK, BARBARA A. wife of J.P. died 7-29-1886 GINTHER, BENJAMIN father of Dr. died last night 3-12-1885 GINTHER, POLLY KELLER mother of Dr. drowned in river 6-9-1888 GOOD, JOHNNY died last night 2-13-1890 GOSHORN, DR. A. H. funeral 10-31-1897 GROSSNICKLE, ____ son of Jonathan buried 10-14-1898 GROSSNICKLE, MRS. JACOB buried 8-30-1896 GROSSNICKLE, JANE wife of Nathan died 6-29-1885 GROSSNICKLE, NATHAN buried 3-30-1895 GROW, JACOB B. died 9-2-1897 GRUBE. EDITH died of diptheria 12-5-1891 GRUBE, MR. buried 12-19-1899 GUFFIN, WILLIAM died 1-15-1886 HAMM, BYRON drown Eel River 6-17-1897 HAMILTON, ELIZA JENKS died 2-13-1897 HANLEY, THOMAS died 12-24-1891 HARE, NOAH died 7-9-1893 remains taken to Baltimore HARMON, F. C. brakeman on Wabash killed 7th street crossing 11-9-1895 HARRELL, JESSE D. formerly of this place killed by natural gas explosion in Alexandria 4-1-1894 HARTER, CHARLOTTE died 1-12-1887 HARTER, MRS. MARCUS died 1-27-1899 HARTER, REUBEN buried 3-25-1883 HARTER, STEPHEN died 3-28-1893 HEETER, JOHN buried 4-5-1887 HEETER, MRS. CHARLES died 2-20-1893 HEETER, OLIVER buried 5-6-1889 HELM, WILLIAM C. hung self 11-5-1898 HILLIS, WILLIAM E. hanged self in outhouse at Union church a mile south of Claysville helped bury on 5-12-1894 HIPPENSTEEL, ELIZABETH RIDGELY wife of Joseph died 6-11-1883 HIPPENSTEEL, MARY J. wife of Josiah buried 5-19-1889 HOKE, IDA wife of John died 12-1-1882 HOLDERMAN, HENRY died 1-23-1885 HOOVER, ____ child of Isiah buried forenoon at Concord 8-17-1884 died of cholera infantum HOOVER, J0HN C. funeral 7-31-1896 son of Mose HOOVER, MARTIN W. died 11-27-1896 was a Chester twp teacher HOPKINS, MRS. SAMUEL. V. died last night 10-3-1887 HORNING, DANIEL, died of typhoid fever 10-16-1890 HORNING, IRVIN died 7-9-1895 HOWE, MRS. D. N. died 3-16-1891 HUFFMAN, CHARLES died 5-10-1890 HULL, JOHN of Servia shot wife hung self 3-18-1897 ISENBARGER, MARY B. GROSNICKLE wife of Eli died 10-13-1896 JENKS, EMMERSON drowned Eel River near mouth of Poney Creek 6-5-1883 JENKS, HANNAH buried Concord 5-28-1890 JENKS, HARRIET E. buried at Concord 1-26-1881 JENKS, MOTHER died 1-31-1893 JENKS, WILLIAM funeral at Concord 8-20-1883 JOHNSON, C.D. funeral at Methodist church 5-22-1898 JOHNSON, MRS. JESSEE died at Liberty Mills 2-9-1891 JOHNSON, WILLIAM H. jumped off train into race and drowned 32y old 8-5-1886 KEESEY, JOHN died at home of son in Burkett 5-19-1897 KEESEY, LUCINDA wife of John died 10-12-1890 KEESEY, WILLIAM D. died 8-24-1896 KING, JOHN N. died 11-11-1886 KITSON, SUSAN KROUGH wife of Daniel died 1-7-1889 KLINE, FRED choked to death 4-6-1884 KNEPPER, CYRUS died last night 6-2-1890 KNOOP, NANCY buried 11-29-1890 past 93 yrs KRISHER, NANCY funeral 5-11-1890 KUHNLE, WILLIAM died 8-3-1889 LANTZ, CAROLINE died last night wife of Henry 11-1-1887 LAUTZENHISER, JOSEPH buried 3-26-1896 LESH, JOSEPH buried Pleasant Grove 10-26-1891 LEWIS, VIOLA E. wife of Fredric G. buried 5-3-1887 died in Buchanan, Mi. LIGGET, GRANDMA died yesterday buried at Pleasant Grove 1-13-1891 LINDLEY, THOMAS died 6-18-1895 LOFLAND, LONA buried in Concord 12-18-1891 LOGAN, JOHN A. died 12-26-1886 LOWER, JOHN M. died 3-1-1896 LUTZ, DANIEL died Saturday 3-12-1888 MCCARTY, M. H. (JERRY) died 2-21-1893 MCCONNEL, CHARLES book keeper at Noftzgers died last night at Wabash from injuries received in ball game 9-3-1883 MCCUTCHEON, ____ babe of Samuel buried 6-28-1895 MCELROY, GEORGE killed by falling between cars near Plymouth 4-9-1886 MCFANN, LEWIS A. buried 3-28-1885 MCFANN, MRS. JOHN P. buried 9-10-1887 MCFANN, THOMAS buried 4-28-1896 MCGUIRE, BILL shot by Lee Lynn; alias Bill Hicky had threatened Lynn's life 2-7-1885 MOE, MRS. ADELBERT died 1-28-1891 MAPLE, NORAH E. wife of John; and 2 children drown crossing Simonton Creek 6-16-1889 bodies found 6-17-1889 2 miles from where went in MARTIN, OLIVER funeral 8-2-1897 MAURER, CATHERINE KOONS wife of M. S. died 2-12-1892 MAY, WILL died 11-16-1883 MEISNER, GRANDPA buried 10-19-1897 MESSMORE, MRS. MICHAEL died 5-23-1894 MILLER, A. B. died in California 12-6-1897 MILLER, DANIEL died 10-11-1886 MILLER, FORADEEN buried 12-19-1899 MILLER, GUILFORD 12 yrs killed by kick of horse 5-24-1894 MILLER, ROY killed in saw mill at Ijamsville 1-9-1895 MILLS, MARY ANN SINGER mother of Henry & Sam died last night 11-4-1887 MILLS, JOHN buried by Masonic order 3-27-1883 MONFORT, MRS. J. H. died in Hartford City 4-17-1895 MOORE, MRS. GILBERT Buried Concord 1-24-1882 MOWERE, A. E. formerly a teacher in Chester twp, later principal of Springfield, Ill. schools buried in Fairview 10-6-1885 MOWERY, RACHAEL buried 5-29-1891 MOWRER, NERI M. buried 11-3-1890 MOWRY, BILL died last night 9-14-1887 MYERS, ELMER D. killed by cars at Stockton, Ill 7-22-1897 MYLING, LUCINDA died at home of D. T. Krisher 8-21-1884 NABER, FREDRIKA wife of William buried 9-14-1893 NORRIS, RESIN died 5-1-1894 O'HARA, PATRICK funeral 1-7-1883 OLIVER, D. H. remains brought here for burial 12-10-1895 PARRETT, ROBERT buried 8-31-1891 died from injury to one of his fingers PETRY, HANNA died 8-14-1897 PLACE, JENNIE died at Peru buried 3-1-1891 QUINN, LUELLA MAY died at home of father E. M. Rager 10-24-1884 wife of Nat QUINTER, JAMES died 5-19-1888 QUIVEY, ADDIE B. body brought from Rensselaer for burial wife of Ed E. 1-12-1887 RAMER, PETER buried 5-26-1891 REAHARD, J. F. drown 7-22-1896 while-trying to ford river 5 miles SW of Lakteon body found near Chili 7-28-1896 REAM, JOSEPH died 11-13-1897 REED, FRED son of Charles T. buried 3-9-1897 REED, JACOB buried 1-22-1899 REYNOLDS, MRS. H. died 4-9-1886 RHODES, MARY died 8-14-1889 RICE, JOHN M. died 8-31-1896 RICHARD, GEORGE died 9-10-1898 RIDGLEY, FRANK died from injuries received when fell at Soldiers Home building in Marion 12-2-1896 RUBY, C. M. died 4-16-1895 SALA, DANIEL died 7-7-1889 SCHULER, ISABELLA BUCHANAN mother of J. B. buried 12-31-1885 SCHULER, VICTOR killed himself by jumping from C.W. & M. bridge into river 4-12-1884 SEXTON, SHELBY funeral 4-12-1896 SHAFFER, MARY ANN LAUTZENHISER wife of John died 1-14-1894 SHAFFER, MRS. P. died 4-24-1896 SHANACY, MAY one of the oldest teachers in the county died 11-23-1895 SHAW, ALONZO brakeman on Eel River div. of Wabash thrown from train died 2-7-1884 SHERMAN, W. T. died 2-14-1891 SHIVELY, SOLOMON buried 7-11-1896 SHULL, DAISY died 5-7-1884 SLUSSER, ELI died from injuries 10-30-1882 buried 11-1-1882 SMITH, DAVID died 6-9-1888 SMITH JACOB buried 5-29-1888 SMITH, MRS. FRED died at Toledo buried 1-22-1896 SMURR, MINNIE killed by train 9-30-1892 SPEED, P. B. buried 2-11-1885 SPENCER, LOUISA F. dau of E. M. Rager wife of Thomas E. died 10-17-1889 SPRINKLE, ELIAS died 6-10-1897 STADDLER, WILLIAM died 8-12-1895 STEPHENSON, GEORGE ex sheriff died 3-22-1884 STEVENS, HARRY drowned 7-17-1885 STRAUSS, DANIEL died 2-14-1894 STRICKLER, HENRY died 8-13-1889 STRICKLER, JOHN died from effects of lagrippe buried 1-14-1892 SWANK, GEORGE buried 4-23-1899 THOMAS, GRACIE dau of W. E. and Mary died 10-18-1885 THOMAS, JOHN buried 4-15-1884 TILMAN, ____ dau of Jacob died of spinal meningitis 9-2-1885 TILMAN, BRYANT little son of John W. buried Concord 4-25-1883 TURNER, JOSIE funeral held 12-6-1886 body taken to Minneota for burial TYNER, RICHARD buried at Concord 8-22-1898 ULREY, JOHN S. died 11-19-1890 UNKNOWN young man from Pa killed on work train at Swank Creek bridge 5-2-1883 UNKNOWN woman killed by showman in Wabash 7-26-1882 VANALSTYNE, FLOY taken to Cal. for health died there last Tuesday 3-15-1898 VANBUSKIRK, FRANK 16 yrs broke through ice while skating at Ijamsville and drown 2-1-1889 WAGNER, CHARLES died of consumption 4-23-1887 WAGNER, JOSEPH died 6-12-1896 WALL, OSCAR died 3-3-1891 WALLACE, AUGUSTA M. wife of J. R. died 10-20-1893 WALLACE, LYDIA died 1-4-1899 WELLS, HUGH died 7-9-1896 WELLS, CAROLINE B. YOUNG wife of Hugh funeral 4-25-1898 WERKING, JOHN Chester twp teacher died of typhoid fever 11-10-1896 WET, HARVEY died 7-7-1889 WEST, MRS. WILLIAM funeral 8-2-1896 WEST, SALLY died 4-24-1896 WHITE, JESSE served in war of 1812 died 2-18-1885 WILLIAMS, ____ dau of A.H. funeral 3-5-1896 WILLIAMS, AVERY A. Co. superintendant died 1-17-1894 WILLIAMS, JOHN W. died last night 2-9-1884 WINESBURG, FRANK buried 5-28-1895 WINESBURG, HIRAM buried 10-30-1893 WINTON, MARY A. McMACHEN mother of Dr. H. taken to Wabash for burial 1-12-1884 WINTON, HORACE died 3-17-1893 WOOD, JOSHUA died 1-22-1884 WOODEN, CATHERINE mother of Mrs. J.C. Blickenstaff died 3-31-1894 YOUNG, MRS. JOHN P. buried 6-28-1894 YOUNG, NOAH died 5-10-1884 ------