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Argos Reflector

11/14/1907 - Big Onion Shipment - The onion and potato industry in this community is growing into considerable importance. From the A. B. Wickizer farm northeast of Argos, Messrs. George Hartman and J. J. Beam shipped this season eleven car loads of onions of excellent quality. Mr. Hartman also made a shipment of three cars of fine potatoes. If the season is favorable next year they expect to raise and ship twenty five car loads of onions. Mr. Beam is an expert onion grower.

09/18/1913 - Onion Harvest - Dr. W. C. Sarber has been very busy the past week harvesting and carring his fine crop of onions. The doctor will have over 5,000 bushels of the vegetables which means many carloads. At sixty cents a bushel he is getting so much income he has great trouble getting the banks to accept his deposits! J. J. Beam's crop is estimated at 7,000 bushels which means even greater troubles (?) for Jim. The latter is pushing his harvesting and carring also....

03/21/1921 - JIM BEAM HAS MODEL FARM - The following clipping is taken from Zolfo Springs, DeSoto county, Florida: Any one to enjoy and to appreciate the value of what real labor will do towards producing vegetables, should visit the model five acre truck farm of Mr. J. J. Beam, on the edge of town. Mr. Beam has growing on his place at this time a number of vegetables far in advance of others, that are a pleasure to look at; the place is exceptionally clean of weeds and grass, and the owner takes keen delight in keeping it that way. The prolific and healthy growth of all vegetables growing on Mr. Beam's place has been the source of favorable comment of the many visitors to his place. Local citizens, who are interested in the re-organization of a Board of Trade, visited this model truck farm this week and made a number of photographs to be used in a booklet to be published later.

07/30/1925 - Family Gathering - The Beam families to the number of forty-two gathered in centennial park on Sunday, July 26, coming from Zolfa, Florida, Lansing, Michigan, Nappanee, Whiting, Lakeville, Argos and Plymouth. They enjoyed a fine dinner, program and a fine time. They were pleased to have with them James Beam, of Zolfa, Florida, who had not been with them for twelve years. The family meets each year but so far has not selected officers.

06/05/1930 - Mr. and Mrs. Ed Beam, Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Pletcher and family, Mr. and Mrs. Wm Laturner and Dorothy, Clarence Bean of Shelbyville, Ohio, and Mr. and Mrs. Willard Moser and two children of Lansing, Mich., attended the funeral Monday afternoon in South Bend of Mrs. Elsie Bean Platts. She is survived by her husband and four children.

01/13/1937 - JAMES J BEAM FUNERAL FRIDAY AFTERNOON - On Wednesday, January 6, at 12:30 James J Beam passed away at the home of his son, James Jr., four miles southwest of Argos. He has been in poor health for the past two years but suffered a stroke of paralysis a week ago. Mr. Beam was 79 years of age, born on June 27, 1857 in Ohio. He had lived in Indiana 44 years and in Argos for 25 years. He was a farmer and a member of the Brethren church in Nappanee. Surviving are six sons, James and Edward of Argos; Clarence of Shauck, Ohio; Jasper and Charles of Tony, Wis.; Willard of Flora, Ind.; and four daughters, Mrs. Cleo Pletcher and Mrs. Alice LaTurner of Argos; Mrs. Lilly Misher of Lansing, Mich.; and Mrs. Molly Luke of Lakeville. One daughter, Elsie, his parents and two wives have preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at one o'clock, Friday afternoon in the Umbaugh Funeral Parlors. Burial in the Brethren Cemetery at Nappanee.

Elkhart Truth

03/16/1917 - Elkhart Truth - Walter Hugo PLETCHER, who had been ill since he was two years old, died last night at home of parents, Mr and Mrs John P PLETCHER, 530 Aspenwold Ave. He was born 7 Jan 1887. Survivors: parents, brothers Phillip PLETCHER of Elkhart and Theodore PLETCHER of St Louis. Burial Sunday at Grace Lawn Cem.

11/12/1918 - Elkhart Daily Review - Samuel C. PLETCHER died Nov 11, 1918 of apoplexy. Resident of Jamestown. Born Mar 23, 1842 in Wayne Co., OH. Wife Catherine died Aug 1917. Survivors - sons - David D., Samuel H., Joseph E., Daughters - Mrs. Martha MARSHALL and Miss Rosa PLETCHER; brother David of near Nappanee and sister Aimee FREY of Crestline, OH. Services at Shaum church on Nov 13.

06/29/1928 - Leverne Overholt, 60 of Inwood, Ind., died Wednesday noon from cancer of the stomach, with which he had been ill for about 12 months. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lillian Overholt, three daughters, Mrs. Vern Grenert of near Inwood; Marie and Fern at home; three sisters, Mrs. Reuben Freed of Jackson, Mich., Mrs. Alice Mackmer of KisLyn, Pa., and Mrs. U. S. Overholt of Lapaz. The funeral will be held at the North Union church, of two and one-half miles southwest of Wakarusa at 2 o'clock, Saturday afternoon. Burial will be made in the church cemetery.

06/02/1932 - The body of Ronald K. PLETCHER, 18 year old son of Mr and Mrs William H PLETCHER of Lansing, Mich, who died in their home Wed morning was brought to the Charles Walley mortuary, 126 South Second Street last night. The funeral services will be held there Friday and the burial will be in the Noffsinger Cemetery in Baugo tp., Mr and Mrs. PLETCHER are stopping Mr and Mrs. Adam H NEWCOMER, 1603 West Beardsley Ave. Two brothers and a sister of the deceased live in Niles, MI. The youth had been an invalid since 10 years old, the victim of an accident at Lansing. His back was broken and a hip crushed when a lumber pile fell over on him and four other boys. The others escaped serious injury. Mr. PLETCHER and his wife who was Amanda CASSLER were born and reared near Wakarusa and lived in that community until they moved to Pontiac, MI 15 years ago later locating in Lansing.

07/03/1935 - Mrs Elizabeth BUTLER, 72, died today at home of a nephew and niece, Mr and Mrs Vernon W STEINER, 913 S Main St. Born near Wakarusa, 10 Jun 1863, d/o John and Christiann PLETCHER. In 1884 she married Lee BUTLER and they made their residence at LaPorte. A son, John Melvin died at age of three. Mr BUTLER died in 1899 and she then came to Elkhart to live. Member First Evangelical church. Survivors: two sisters Mrs. Frances CLEMENTS and Mrs Sarah FISGUS of Goshen. Burial Olive Cemetery.

09/07/1937 - Mrs Lydia GROVE, 79, wife of David C GROVE died Sunday at home in Wakarusa. Services today at Wakarusa Christian Church where she was a member since 1873. Burial in North Union Cemetery. She was born in Wakarusa 16 Oct 1857 d/o Mr and Mrs Jacob PLETCHER. Married 30 May 1877. Lived in Wakarusa all their married life. Survivors 6 children - Mrs Daniel (Myrtle) MYERS, Ray GROVE, Mrs Melvin (Mildred) MYERS all of Wakarusa, Frank GROVE of North Liberty, Clyde GROVE of Syracuse, Mrs Elgie (Martha) TRUEX of Warsaw, 23grch, 9 gr-grch, sister Mrs. Martha E BAKER of Elkhart. Daughter Lillie, died in infancy.

02/23/1938 - Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Salem Evangelical church at Bremen for Andrew B. Nettrour, 50 who died Tuesday afternoon in Parkview hospital at Plymouth from injuries received Monday evening when his bobsled was struck by an automobile driven by Ted Kebert of Plymouth. The accident occurred as Nettrour made a left turn onto U.S. road No. 31, from the Pierce road, as he was returning home from Lakeville after hauling logs there. Services will be conducted by the Rev. G. B. Rowe of the Midway Gospel tabernacle in South Bend, with burial in the Bremen cemetery. Mr. Nettrour was born July 14, 1887, northwest of Wakarusa. He was the son of Edward and Barbara Nettrour. Surviving are his wife, who was Clara Byler of Lakeville; eight children, Mrs. Estell Mitchel, Welcome, Lloyd and Mrs. Irene Ruply, all of Lakeville. Charles of South Bend, and John, Sarah and Arthur, at home; one brother, Claud of Wakarusa, and five sisters, Mrs. Lydia Overholt of Lakeville, Mrs. Martha Anthony of Warsaw, Mrs. Laura Schott of Seaman, Ohio, Mrs. Dela Beyler and Mrs. Erissa Arwood, of South Bend.

02/23/1942 - Victor PLETCHER, 46, route 2, Goshen, died at 9:15 p.m. Sunday in Goshen hospital of injuries suffered at 2:45 p.m. when a car he was greasing at the Gafill filling station, Main and Pike Streets, toppled from its perch on a hoist, six feet above the concrete station driveway, and crushed him. Despite his injuries, PLETCHER remained conscious until death. The accident occurred as PLETCHER began work on the car, owned by Pvt. Harold C. ANDERSON, Co E, 2nd Armored Division, Ft. Knox, Ky. A block which had been placed under the front axle is believed to have slipped. When the car slipped, PLETCHER tried to move from beneath it, but was caught, from the small of his back down, by the top of the automobile. His leg was broken, his pelvis crushed, and he had internal injuries. The deceased, son of Mr. and Mrs. John S. PLETCHER was born in Harrison township on Dec 6, 1895. He had always lived in this community. His home was near the Sugar Grove community. He had been employed by the Gafill company for 15 years, most of the time at the Main and Pike Street station. Surviving are the widow, Laura HOOVER PLETCHER, to whom he was married in 1915, and a daughter, Thelma. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Church of the Brethren, in charge of the Rev. T. E. George. The body will lie in state at the church from 12:30 p.m. Wednesday until the hour of the service.

11/17/1942 - Sarah Jane FISSGUS, 82, widow of George FISSGUS, died Monday at home of son Irvin FISSGUS, near Kunderd gladiolus farm southwest of Goshen. d/o Mr and Mrs John PLETCHER, born Olive twp, 13 Sep 1860. Her husband died in 1919. Burial Olive Cemetery. Survivors: son, 3 gr-ch, 8 gr-gr-ch.

05/07/1949 - Mrs Charles C (Amanda) CRIPE, 68, died at home in Milford this morning following an illness of 18 months. Born in Clinton Twp, 9 Oct 1880, d/o Abraham and Elizabeth PLETCHER. Married Rev Charles CRIPE, pastor of Church of Brethren, 24 Dec 1907. Survivors: husband, son Paul of Bremen, sister Mrs William (Edith) WEAVER of Goshen, two brothers William and Arthur PLETCHER of Goshen and three gr-ch. Member WCTU in Milford and Church of Brethren cabinet in Northern IN. Burial Rock Run Cemetery.

04/17/1950 - Oliver Franklin NUSBAUM, 56, father of Harold NUSBAUM, Robert NUSBAUM, and Mrs. Ted (Helen) STOUDER, all of Elkhart, died unexpectedly of a heart attack Sat afternoon at the family home on Ind 120 four and a half miles northwest of Middlebury. Born in Middlebury 18 Apr 1893, he had spent his entire life in the Middlebury-Goshen community. Survivors. children listed above, widow, parents, Mr and Mrs. Amos NUSBAUM, Middlebury, Rte1; two other sons Hubert NUSBAUM of Atlanta GA and Richard NUSBAUM of Middlebury; two sisters Mrs Wesley BRENISER and Mrs. Earl HOSTETLER both of Middlebury, 2 gr-ch, 3 step-gr-ch. Member Clinton Brick Mennonite Church. Burail Forest Grove.

10/27/1952 - Charlotte E CULP, 89, widow of Albert CULP, died Sunday at her home in Foraker. She was born in Wood Co, OH, 23 Dec 1862, d/o Henry and Elizabeth PLETCHER. Mrs CULP had been a resident of Foraker community for 30 years. Member of Salem Mennonite Church. Married Albert CULP on 24 Nov 1889. He died 3 Feb 1932. Survivors: two sons Asher of Tampa FLL, Arthur of New Paris; two daughters Mrs. Jesse CHRISTOPHEL of Foraker and Mrs. Raymond HOSTETLER of Nappanee; 12 gr.ch.; 7 gr-gr-ch, and a brother Daniel PLETCHER of Goshen. Burial Tuesday, Yellow Creek Cem.

08/31/1955 - Ralph PLETCHER died Aug 30, 1955 in Wakarusa of heart attack. Born Aug 5, 1894 in Olive township. Married Sarah DERR on May 17, 1927. Survivors: wife, daughters - Mrs. Kathryn ANDERSON, Miss Veta PLETCHER; son Robert PLETCHER; brother Earl PLETCHER, Sister - Mrs. John NUSBAUM, Miss Treva PLETCHER, Mrs. Howard PARCELL, Mrs. Roland TROXEL, Mrs. Roy BLAKE and Mrs. George HUNSBERGER. Burial Friday in Olive Cemetery. First Christian Church.

06/21/1956 - Three Goshen Boys Killed - 11 a.m. today when car struck a tree on CR 27 a mile SE of here (Goshen) - Daniel PLETCHER, 18 s/o Mr and Mrs Kenneth PLETCHER born Dec 21, 1937, Goshen. Survivors: bro Gerald, parents, grandparents Mr and Mrs Daniel F PLETCHER, step-grmother Mrs. Vina LUNG. Burial Violett Cemetery.

01/03/1957 - Mabel COFFMAN, 68, of 212 E Clinton, Goshen, died Wednesday in Goshen Hospital. Born Clinton Tp., 27 Dec 1888. For past 28 years she had lived in Goshen. On 16 Jun 1916 she married Grover COFFMAN who died 11 Nov 1923. She retired three years ago from I-XL Furniture Co where she had been employed 25 years. Survivors: son, Roy and a gr-son both of Goshen. Burial Sunday at Forest Grove Cemetery.

11/18/1957 - Noah RAMER, died Sun at Foraker. Born 3 Sep 1885 Union Twp. Married Emma WEAVER 14 Feb 1908. Three sons and daughter.

12/02/1957 - Joseph E STAUFFER, 71, one of the originators of International Friendship Gardens and native of Wakarusa died Sat at home in Michigan City. He personally contacted more than 350 persons - queens and other celebrities - of the world - who became charter members of the International Friendship Gardens which he helped organize in 1935. He was active in designing and creating the national gardens of the world located in the International Friendship Garden. He also was one of the founders of the Old Mill Garden of the horticultural floracultural gardens at the Chicago World Fair in 1933-34. Born in Wakarusa and lived there until he entered Northwestern U where he was a member of the glee club. He was a grad of Amour Tech in mechanical engineering and an instructor in the field for several years at LaCrosse WS. Survivors: sis Mrs A C EHRET of Michigan City and brother Clarence STAUFFER of Wakarusa. Burial Olive Cem.

12/02/1957 - John A NUSBAUM, 72 of near Jonesville died Sunday morning at home. He was former owner of the Jonesville store. Born in Harrison Twp 22 May 1885. Married Della PLETCHER 3 Sep 1913. Survivors wife, son Archie, three sisters Mrs William RISSER, Mrs Ezra EBERSOLE and Mrs Frank MURRAY, brother Guy. Burial Chapel Hill Mem.

Goshen Newspapers

02/03/1890 - Henry PLETCHER, of Clinton township, died on Monday, aged about 44 years. He died of pneumonia.

03/04/1897 - Thursday - Mrs. John PLETCHER died at five o’clock this morning at her late home six miles east of Goshen of pneumonia. She was the wife of the young man who lost his hand some weeks ago by the accidental discharge of his gun while hunting and they had been married but a few months.

02/28/1899 - Tuesday, Mrs. John PLETCHER, aged 70, died at her home in Olive Township, four miles north of Wakarusa at noon today of paralysis. She leaves a husband and a number of grown children. Undertaker Culp received a telephone message at three o’clock and drove to her house. He is not acquainted with the funeral arrangements.

03/01/1899 - Mrs. John PLETCHER, aged 70 years, died at her home in Olive Tp yesterday noon from paralysis in the clutches of which she had lingered about six weeks. She leaves a husband and 10 children all of this county. The funeral will occur Friday from the Baugo Church in Olive Tp.

03/01/1899 - Mrs. Christiana PLETCHER whose death of paralysis was mentioned in Tuesday News was aged 70 years. She leaves a husband and ten children. The funeral will take place Friday at 11 o’clock from the Baugo Church in Olive Township.

12/30/1899 - PIONEER DIES IN HIS CHAIR - Demise of John Pletcher comes Without Warning - Deceased was 75 Years of Age - Rocking a Grandchild to Sleep When he Answered the Final Summons - Had Not Complained of Feeling Ill - John PLETCHER, aged about 75 years, one of the oldest and best known residents in the southwestern part of the county, died very suddenly between 10 and 11 o’clock yesterday morning at his home 4 miles northeast of Wakarusa. Mr. PLETCHER was apparently in his usual health in the morning and after breakfast went to the stable to do his customary chores. He then returned to the house and was rocking his grandchild in a cradle when Mrs. Frank PLETCHER, his daughter-in-law, with whom he resided, thought that she noticed something peculiar about the old gentleman. She approached him and asked what was wrong, but received no response. Five minutes later the last spark of life had gone out and Mr. PLETCHER died without uttering a word or showing any evidence of pain. He had not complained of feeling sick and had been in unusually good health. A doctor was called in but an examination revealed the fact that nothing could be done as the body was already cold in death. Deceased leaves five sons and four daughters. Mrs. PLETCHER died about nine months ago. Coroner Eisenbeiss is today holding an inquest over the remains. It is supposed that heart disease was the cause of the demise. Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 10 o’clock from the Olive church leaving the house at shortly before that hour.

07/13/1900 - Edna Grace PLETCHER, age 15 years, d/o Christian PLETCHER died at seven o’clock this morning at the home of Mr and Mrs. James HORN in Clinton township, where she has resided for several years. Her death is a complication of diseases. Funeral will occur on Sunday afternoon at two o’clock from the Rock Run Church. Rev. William Pearce, of this city officiating.

09/05/1900 - Magdalena HIBSCHMAN, aged 80 years, died at 3 o’clock this morning of old age, at her home in Harrison twp, 8 miles west of Goshen. She leaves three children, Henry, who resides on the homestead, Mrs. Joseph GRABRICH of Elkhart and Mrs. Milton MISHLER of Goshen. Burial in Grace Lawn.

07/22/1902 - Warren SCOTT, aged 17 years, son of Lafayette SCOTT, residing seven miles east of Goshen on the Fish Lake Road, died of typhoid fever yesterday afternoon at three o’clock. He had been ill several weeks. Deceased was graduated from the district schools this spring and was well liked by his fellow students. Funeral Sunday from Silver Street Church.

09/23/1904 - Friday - Christian PLETCHER died at his home near Wakarusa last night at age of 77 years from typhoid fever. The deceased leaves two sons, John and Noah and one daughter, Elizabeth PLETCHER. The funeral will be held Sunday at 10 a.m.

08/11/1905 - Friday - Franklin PLETCHER, 45 years of age and a well known farmer of Olive township died at his home in Wakarusa at 5 o’clock this morning after a lingering illness from consumption. Beside his wife, 5 children survive, 2 sons and 3 daughters. The funeral will occur from the Christian Church in Wakarusa Sunday morning at 10.

09/08/1905 - Friday - Mrs. Catherine CLIPP, widow of the late Conrad CLIPP, died this morning at 7 o’clock at her home eight miles west of the city in Harrison township, after a long illness of a complication of diseases. She is survived by three sons Andrew, Jacob and Samuel CLIPP, one daughter Mrs. Levi CAINON and 21 grand-children. She was 70 years of age and had lived in this county over 50 years. Funeral services will be Sunday at 11 at Olive Center Church. Interment in Cemetery at Olive Center. Services by Rev. Mr. Yoder.

01/29/1909 - Friday - DIED FROM SHOCK - Israel PLETCHER, living seven miles west of Goshen, died Thursday night from the shock resulting from closure of the bowels. He was taken sick Sunday night. Mr. PLETCHER was 37 years of age and is survived by his wife and four children. He leaves his wife, three little sons, his parents, Mr and Mrs. Henry PLETCHER, five sisters and three brothers. The funeral will be held Monday - services at Mennonite Church at 1:30 near southwest - Rev. J S Hartzler

04/05/1909 - Daniel PLETCHER of South Main Street has exchanged his 80 acre farm located two and a half miles northwest of Goshen to David KNISELY of the north side, for ten vacant lots in Mercer’s addition and the balance in cash. Consideration $6,000.

03/17.1917 - Saturday - Walter H PLETCHER, 30, of Elkhart died Thursday.

09/24/1917 - Monday - Claude Ernest PLETCHER, the four year old son of Mr and Mrs. Calvin PLETCHER of five miles west of Goshen died at 10:30 Sunday evening after a three week illness with stomach trouble. He is survived by his parents and two brothers, Harold and Lloyd.

03/21/1919 - John A PLETCHER of Elkhart, age 74, a well known resident of this county for over 40 years died yesterday at his home of a complication of diseases after an illness of 10 days. A son, Corporal Tarquin PLETCHER is a member of the American Expeditionary Forces and has not been heard from for over a month. The funeral services will be held Sat afternoon at the First Evangelical Church with Rev. E W Praetorius officiating.

07/07/1919 - Henry P PLETCHER, 83 years, died at his home west of New Paris about noon Sat from blood poisoning. For 8 years he had been totally blind. He is surv by his wife and six children: Magdelene and Mary residing at home, Mrs Albert CULP of Union Tp, Jacob PLETCHER of Wakarusa, Susie PLETCHER of Goshen and Daniel PLETCHER of Middlebury. Funeral services will be held at Yellow Creek at 10:30 Tuesday.

12/10/1920 - Friday - Mrs. Mary PLETCHER, 71 years old, wife of Samuel PLETCHER, died at home of her daughter, Mrs. John TROUP, at 1233 South Eighth Street at 4 o’clock this morning. She had been suffering from paralysis and other ailments for the past year. Mrs. PLETCHER came to Goshen about a year ago from her farm north of Middlebury. She was a member of the Conservative Mennonite Church. Survivors - husband, two daughters, Mrs. TROUPE, Mrs. Daniel TROYER of east Goshen and son John E PLETCHER of Clinton township, four grand-children, 3 gr-grandchildren, 3 brothers - Samuel, David and Abraham BOYER, sister Mrs. Samuel TROUP. Services Sunday at Yellow Creek Brick Church, Burial Yellow Creek Cemetery

02/16/1922 - Thursday - Wayne Leon PLETCHER, one month old son of Mr and Mrs Calvin PLETCHER died yesterday afternoon at his parents’ home, six miles west of Goshen, after an illness of three weeks. Funeral services were held this afternoon at two o’clock at the home. Rev. Harvey Swalm officiated and interment was made in Yellow Creek Cemetery.

05/04/1923 - Friday - BABY DIES - D. Jay PLETCHER, 5 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. L J PLETCHER of Clinton township died last evening at 7 o’clock of pneumonia. Funeral services will be held at Clinton Frame Mennonite church Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock.

01/04/1926 - David SCOTT, 75, died this morning at home, 1001 South Eighth Street. Born Crestline OH coming to IN when a boy. Survivors wife, Mrs. Elizabeth and three children Mrs Charles SHERMAN and Mrs Melvin SWARTZ of Goshen and Earl SCOTT of Elkhart. Member West Side Church of Brethren. Burial Rock Run.

01/05/1926 - Funerals - Daniel SCOTT died yesterday at home, funeral Wednesday.

06/29/1927 - Wednesday - David S. PLETCHER, 73, died yesterday afternoon of cancer at his home near Dunlap. He is survived by his wife and seven children. Mr. PLETCHER was a member of the first M E Church of Goshen. Funeral service will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home and burial will be made in Fairmont Cemetery, Chicago.

04/05/1928 - Anna KAUFFMAN, 81, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ina GARBER, 7 miles east of Goshen last night following a lingering illness. Survived by two daughters, Mrs GARBER and Mrs. Volney ROGERS of Goshen; 4 sons Clark of Olathe Colo, Mark of Cedar Rapids IA, Jess of Kalona IA, and Harvey of East Port Mich; 4 brothers William and Chris PLETCHER of Middlebury, Abe PLETCHER of east of Goshen and Joe PLETCHER of Cummins MI, one sister Mrs. Mary KAUFFMAN of Elkhart, 15 gr-ch and 12 gr-gr-ch. Burial Sunday in Clinton Cemetery. Services at Clinton Brick Church with Rev D. J. Johns.

07/30/1929 - Mary MIKEL, 74, resident of Elkhart for 40 years, died today at the home of her daughter Mrs. Vernon V STEINER, 913 South Main St, Elkhart, following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:00 from the home and at 2:30 from Olive Church. Interment will be made in the Olive Cemetery. She was daughter of Mr and Mrs John PLETCHER, born in Wakarusa. Her husband, William, died in 1928. She is survived by her daughter, a foster son, three sisters, one of whom is Mrs. Sarah Fisgus of Goshen and two brothers.

02/15/1930 - Saturday - William PLETCHER, 80, of Middlebury died late last night at his home after a few days illness of pneumonia. He leaves his wife, Nancy, one daughter Mrs. Henry HOSTETTLER of Goshen, three sons, Leonard of Middlebury and Merle and Curtis both of Elkhart, one sister Mrs. Rufus KAUFFMAN of Elkhart, four brothers Chris of Middlebury, Abe of Goshen, Joseph of Cummins, MI and Samuel of Chicago. Funeral will be at Mennonite Church in Middlebury and burial in Clinton Brick Church Cemetery.

05/15/1931 - Lafayette W SCOTT, 84, died this morning at 10:30 at home, 318 South Seventh St. s/o Mr and Mrs Daniel SCOTT, born in OH. Res. of Goshen for 14 years moving here from his farm six miles east of city. Member of Silver Street Mennonite Church. Survivors: wife Charlotte, son Leonard W of LaMar CA; daughter Mrs Amos BOSHART and Mrs Elva JUDAY; two brothers Ira SCOTT of Pomona CA; John SCOTT of Middlebury; two sisters: Barbara SCHROCK of Middlebury and Mrs Sue GORTNER of Chicago.

05/16/1931 - Funeral services for Lafayette W SCOTT, 84, well known Goshen resident who died Friday morning, will be held Sunday afternoon. Burial Forest Grove Cemetery.

06/15/1931 - Mrs. Salome Baer Shirk, of Wooster, Ohio, who went to Elkhart three weeks ago to visit relatives, died at 8:15 o'clock Sunday evening at the home of a sister-in-law, Mrs. Esther Myers, of Elkhart. She had been ill 10 days. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Yellow Creek church. The body will be taken to Wooster for burial. Mrs. Shirk was known by many in this vicinity as the widow of Noah Brenneman. She was married again a few years ago. She is survived by six children, eleven grandchildren and three adopted children.

06/18/1931 - Mrs L W SCOTT Dies of Old Age - Mrs Charlotte SCOTT, 80, widow of Lafayette W SCOTT died today at the home of her daughter, Mrs Amos BOSHART, 311 So Seventh, Goshen. Member Silver Street Mennonite Church. Survivors: son Leonard W of LaMar CA, two daughters: Mrs Amos BOSHART and Mrs Elva JUDAY; four brothers: John, Dorsey, Thomas and Allen SHOUP. Burial Forest Grove.

04/11/1932 - Monday - Mrs. Belinda PLETCHER, 74, died Sunday at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Clayton CANEN of five and a half miles north of Wakarusa of complications. She had been ill for some time. She is survived by five children, one of whom is Lawrence PLETCHER of Goshen. Services will be two o’clock Tuesday afternoon at Wakarusa Christian Church. Burial in North Union Cemetery.

07/08/1935 - Lee STAUFFER, 60, died yesterday at home, 313 First St after illness of heart trouble. Born Olive Tp, s/o Mr and Mrs Samuel STAUFFER. Carpenter by trade. Wife Nettie (NUSBAUM) STAUFFER who he married in 1896. Three sisters Mrs Martin BANE, Mrs. Frank SMITH, Mrs. Albert BEMILLER. Member West Goshen Church of Brethren.

03/28/1939 - Wakarusa, Ind., March 28 - Mrs. Lydia Hurst, 57, who was born and reared on a farm 1 1/2 miles northeast of Wakarusa, died Sunday at her home near Wooster, O. Death was caused by pneumonia. The deceased, who was the widow of Noah Hurst, was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Noah Brenneman. Before her marriage she moved to Pennsylvania with her parents and later settled in Ohio. Surviving are two daughters, a son, five brothers and a sister. The funeral service will be held in a Mennonite church at Wooster, Thursday morning. Among relatives arranging to attend are Mrs. Esther Myers of Elkhart and Mr. and Mrs. John Pletcher of Nappanee.

09/11/1942 - Marriage licenses - Charles N PLETCHER, Jr and Georgia Lois HOFFER both of Nappanee.

11/15/1944 - p. 6 - Funeral services were held today for A. M. PLETCHER, 56, who died at his home in Mishawaka Monday of heart disease. He had been an employe of Ball Band Plant for 35 years. Among the survivors were 9 sons, 3 daughters, 3 brothers including Mrs. Nora CRIPE of Bristol and Mrs. Bertha NEWCOMBER of Elkhart.

11/15/1944 - p 6 - Funeral services for Amasa J PLETCHER, 60, who died of a heart ailment Tuesday afternoon at his home south of Middlebury, will be two o’clock Thursday at home and at Clinton Brick Mennonite Church east of Goshen. Rev Samuel S Miller and Rev Oscar S Hostetler. Burial Forest Grove Cemetery. Born in Clinton township on 18 Feb 1884 son of Henry and Anna WEAVER PLETCHER. Survivors by wife, the former Maude HERSHBERGER; six children, four of whom are at home; a sister Mrs. Mabel COFFMAN of Goshen and one grandchild.

Middlebury Independent Middlebury, Elkhart Co., IN

03/18/1910 - Mrs Susan SCOTT PLANK died Sat. evening at 8 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Barbara SCHROCK on South Main St, Middlebury at age of nearly 84 years. Her death resulted from an accident which occurred over six weeks ago when the deceased fell and fractured her hip. She was widow of the late Christian PLANK. She was born in Richland Co, 11 May 1826 and at the time of her death was 83-10-1. She leaves 7 children while three have preceeded her to the spirit world. The surv. children are LaFayette SCOTT of Clinton Tp, Daniel SCOTT of Elkhart Prairie, John SCOTT of Middlebury and Ira SCOTT of Waterloo, Iowa. Three daughters Mrs John KAUFFMAN of Fish Lake, Mrs Barbara SCHROCK of Midddlebury and Mrs. E. F. GORTNER of Chicago.

07/24/1914 - GRIM REAPER CLAIMS TWO - N. I. NUSBAUM and Simon GRINER called - Both Well Known - Death called two residents of this vicinity Saturday when Newton I NUSBAUM, for a number of years a patient sufferer from tuberculosis, and Simon GRINER, answered the last summons. Newton Isaac NUSBAUM was the son of Mr and Mrs John NUSBAUM and was born 10 Oct 1880, on the old homestead southeast of Middlebury. He had lived in this community all his life. About 13 years ago he united with the Griner Lutheran Church. 10 Jun 1903 he united in marriage to Miss Lula PENCE. To this union were born five children of whom four, Chester, Ralph, Mable and William, together with their mother, survive. Two brothers, Frank of south of town and Daniel of Vistula and one sister, Mrs. John BEACHY; four half brothers, John of Oscodo MI; David of Jackson, Minn; Lee of Storm Lake Iowa and J F of this place; and three half sisters, Mrs. Henry SNYDER of Jackson, Minn, and Mrs Frank GARDNER and Mrs. J C HERSHBERGER of Middlebury. He was superintendent of Griner Sunday School for a number of years and at the time of his death was a member of the church council. Burial in Forest Grove Cemetery.

08/07/1914 - Prominent Citizen Dead - Henry H NUSBAUM, aged 75 years, and a resident of Middlebury twp for many years, died at his home in Middlebury, Monday at noon of heart trouble. Mr. NUSBAUM was born in Ashland County OH and is survived by his wife, two sons, Harrison of Detroit and J E of Chicago and two daughters, Mrs. C E KAUFFMAN of this place and Leona at home.

08/14/1914 - Henry H NUSBAUM, was born in Ashland County OH, 27 December 1838 and died at his home in Middlebury, 3 Aug 1914 at the age of 75 years, 7 months and 7 days. He was son of John NUSBAUM who was a native of Switzerland and came to America in 1818 when he was 18 years of age. Henry was one of a family of 15 children. Four brothers and four sisters are living. He was educated at Hayesville College. When he was a young man he came to Indiana where he engaged in the teaching proffession for ten eyars after which he took up farming. In 1862 he was married to Mary Jane WERT. To them were born four children, Harrison of Detroit, John Edward of Chicago, and Mrs. C E KAUFFMAN and Leona of Middlebury. Sixteen years ago he and his family moved to Middlebury where they have resided since. More than six years ago his health began to fail. His father was mennonite minister. More than 17 years ago he united with Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church. When his Lord came he was standing on the watch tower waiting. He fell asleep peacefully in Christ. Death was not unexpected nor yet unwelcome.

01/01/1915 - Samuel NUSBAUM Answers Last Call - After an illness extending over a period of several months, Samuel NUSBAUM, one of the best known residents of the county and a resident of Middlebury and vicinity, died at the home of his son-in-law, A L TROYER, Christmas Day. Born in Ashland Co OH, 12 Aug 1837 and moving to this county in 1850, the life of Mr NUSBAUM has been filled with joy and sorrow. From one of the pioneers of the county, he rose to the position of a well to do farmer and a citizen well spoken of by all who knew him. Honest in his dealings with his fellow man, a friend in time of need, and a christian of the pioneer type was Mr. NUSBAUM. On 13 Mar 1861, he was married to Catherine WORT and to this union were born three daughters and two sons, all of whom survive. Besides the children, Mrs. S C EASH, Mrs A L TROYER, and Mrs. Clara EASH, O. S. and Samuel NUSBAUM, all of Middlebury; three brothers, William of Pulaski Ia, Christian of Ottawa Kan, Joseph of Peabody Kan; and four sisters Mrs. W W MILLER of Chicago, Mrs Daniel BALYEAT, Mrs. A HAINES and Mrs. Katherine HOOVER of Middlebury survive. Mr. NUSBAUM was one of the pioneer thresherman of the county and followed the business for a number of years. About ten years he moved to Middlebury and had resided here until his death. His wife died several years ago. He was member of Mennonite church.

04/04/1919 - Prominent Middlebury Twp Resident Called by Death - John BEACHY, aged 50 years, died at home two miles south of Middlebury, Wednesday of this week, following an illness of less than a week. Pneumonia was the cause of his death. He was born in Holmes Co OH, 7 Nov 1869, and came to this county in 1873. He was son of the late Joseph BEACHY. Survivors: wife, foster daughter, Ruth BEACHY, two half brothers, Cyrus of Elkhart and H J KENDALL of FL and a half sister Mrs. Henry KARCH of this place. Member of Clinton Brick Mennonite Church. Burial Forks Cemetery.

04/11/1919 - Forks - The funeral of John BEACHY was attended by about 800 friends and relatives.

08/1919 - L J PLETCHER and Mr and Mrs Henry HOSTETLER attended the PLETCHER family reunion held at Goshen City Park, Tuesday, 12 Aug 1919. 150 members were present. President: Samuel PLETCHER of Van Vert OH, VP: William E PLETCHER of Clinton Center, Treasurer: Allen SCHROCK.

09/19/1919 - Venetta May GARBER, d/o Mr and Mrs Samuel GARBER and Charles Victor COFFMAN, s/o Mr and Mrs Daniel COFFMAN were married Saturday.

02/20/1930 - William PLETCHER, 80 years old, died at home in Middlebury laste Friday night following brief illness from pneumonia. Survivors: wife, Nancy, daughter, Mrs. Henry HOSTETLER of Goshen, three sons Landon of Middlebury, Merle of Elkhart, Curtis of Clinton Tp., four brothers C.L. PLETCHER of Middlebury, Abraham of Goshen, Samuel of Lowell, IN and Joseph of Cummins, MI. A sister Mrs. Rufus KAUFFMAN of Elkhart. Services Sunday at Mennonite Church.

03/04/1933 - Services for Christian H. PLETCHER, 82, resident of Elkhart Co. for more than 50 years who died Sat. afternoon at Middlebury after brief illness were held Monday afternoon at St Paul’s Lutheran Church. Burial in Grace Lawn Cemetery. s/o William and Anna EICHELBERG PLETCHER, was of pioneer stock. As a young child he came to Indiana with his family from his birthplace, Bowling Green, OH. in a covered wagon. The family settled first in a log cabin home near Columbia City. As a young many he also lived in LaGrange and Clinton Tp. Except for a residence of several years in Peabody, KS, where he was a merchange, farmer and later in coal business, he lived continuously in this county for 50 years. He was engaged in farming until he retired a few years ago. On Jan 30, 1890 he married Miss Philena C. BURNS, who survives together with three out of 8 children born to their union: Cletus S. of South Bend and Fred B and Ernest C of Chicago, 2 grch Gail PLETCHER of South Bend and Mrs. Lillian ROTH of Nappanee, a sister Mrs. Mary KAUFFMAN of Elkhart and three brothers Abraham near Goshen, Joseph J of Comins MI, and Samuel C of Lowell, IN. In his youth he was baptized into the Christian faith and was received into membership of St Pauls Lutheran Church in 1908. He was a faithful member of this congregation and served it twelve years as a trustee and two years as an elder. He was also an active member of the Brotherhood Bible Class.

10/05/1933 - Willis C Nusbaum, 59, expert tax law attorney and former special counsel for the state tax board, died Sunday at his home in Indianapolis of blood poisoning which developed from a foot infection a week previously. Native of Middlebury, survived by widow and thre sons and two brothers - Otto of Fort Wayne and Winfield of Monticello. He was born in Middlebury, 16 Feb 1874. He graduated from Middlebury High School and then studied law in his father’s office and later in the office of Francis Baker of Goshen. He was a deputy in Elkhart Co clerk’s office for a number of years. He had written many of the states tax laws during the last decade. After the death of his mother, Mrs John W. NUSBAUM, he left Elkhart where his family lived. His father, John W NUSBAUM, was a lawyer and political advisor of Col C G Conn, then congressman from old 13th district, completed the musical training of the four younger brothers and sisters of Willis that had begun by their mother, and the quartet gained wide celebrity as "The Hoosier Nightingales". They had a part in the formal exercises on Indiana day at the Columbian exposition. Willis returned to Elkhart Co. and married Miss Maude CONGDON of Bristol. The sister, Mrs Rose CHALMERS has often returned to Elkhart Co to visit old friends. The other sister, Mrs Dora EASH, spends a part of each summer at Shipshewana lake. Mr. NUSBAUM was in Elkhart two weeks ago conferring with county officials in regard to various phases of the tax situation. Funeral services held at Indianapolis Tuesday morning with burial in Crown Hill Cemetery. NOTE: This is the great-grandson of Elizabeth (PLETCHER) NUSBAUM.

10/12/1933 - Miss Wilma PLETCHER, daughter of Mr and Mrs L J PLETCHER of Middlebury, was married to Mr Etril LEINBACH Saturday evening, Oct 7, by the bride’s grandfather, D J JOHNS. The bridal couple was attended by Ray WELTY of Nappanee, cousin of the grood and Miss Velda PLETCHER, sister of the bride.

05/17/1934 - Mrs. Philena Catherine PLETCHER, 75, wid/o Christian H. PLETCHER died at 7 o’clock last Friday morning at her home here. Mrs. PLETCHER had been in ill health for several weeks. Mr. PLETCHER died a year ago last March. Mrs. PLETCHER is survived by three sons, Cletus of South Bend, Ernest and Fred of Chicago, 2 grandchildren, one sister Mrs. Isaac SCHROCK of Middlebury. Services last Sunday afaternoon at St Pauls Lutheran Church. Burial Grace Lawn Cemetery.

04/11/1935 - Mrs. Elizabeth PLETCHER, 83, w/o Abraham PLETCHER died at midnight Sunday at her home in Clinton Tp from old age and attendant complications. She was born in Wayne Co., OH and at the age of 12 years was brought to IN by her parents. She had spent the last 53 years in the home where she died. She was married Dec 16, 1875. Survivors: husband, three sons Harve E. of Wakarusa, William E and Arthur of Goshen; two daughters Mrs. Clarence C. CRIPE of Bremen, and Mrs. William WEAVER of Goshen, 9 grch. Services were held Wed at Rock Run Church, Burial Rock Run Cemetery.

04/09/1936 - Death of John E. PLETCHER occurred Sat Morning - John E. PLETCHER, 59 years of age, died at 12:30 Sat morning at his home, three miles NW of Middlebury of heart complications. He had been ill for six months. Mr. PLETCHER was born in Wood Co., OH, Dec 19, 1876, s/o Mr and Mrs. Samuel PLETCHER. He was brought to this community when a small child. Survivors: wife Pearl and two sisters Mrs. J M TROUP of Goshen and Mrs. D D TROYER of east of Goshen. Burial Monday, Clinton Union.

09/29/1938 - Abraham PLETCHER, 89, died at 6 o’clock Sunday morning at his farm in Clinton Tp, near Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, where he had resided for the past 55 years. Death due to infirmities of old age. Services will be held at Rock Run Church of the Brethren Tuesday afternoon. Burial Rock Run Cemetery. Mr. PLETCHER was born in Wood Co OH, Oct 24, 1848 s/o William and Anna ECKLEBARGER PLETCHER. He was from a family of seven sons and three daughters. He came to IN at an early age and spent almost his entire life in this community. As a young man he worked at the carpenter trade and later a few years after his marriage, he settled on the farm where he spent the remainder of his life. Survivors: 2 sons, William E PLETCHER of Goshen and Arthur who resides on the homestead; two daughters Mrs. C C CRIPE of Argos and Mrs. William WEAVER of near Goshen, 11 grch, 1 grgrch, brother Sam of Valparaiso, sister Mrs. Mary KAUFFMAN of New Carlisle. Wife preceded his death 3 1/2 years ago and his eldest son Harvey E died not more than a year ago. The late Wm and Christian PLETCHER of Middlebury were brothers.

08/30/1941 - Nappanee: Mrs. Lilly Overholt, 65, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. C. W. Anthony, four miles west of Plymouth, Thursday, after an illness of several months. Her husband, Lavern Overholt, died several years ago near Bourbon. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the North Union church, northwest of Wakarusa, with burial in the adjoining cemetery. Mrs. Overholt was the daughter of Edward and Barbara Brenneman Nettrour of Wakarusa. She leaves three daughters, Mrs. Alva Grenert of Lakeville, Mrs. Wilbur Amspaugh of North Liberty, and Mrs. Fern Bright of South Bend; one brother, Claude Nettrour of Wakarusa, and four sisters, Mrs. Charles Anthony of west of Plymouth, Mrs. Della Beyler and Mrs. Chan Garwood of South Bend, and Mrs. Laura Schott of Seamon, O.

01/20/1944 - Mrs. Nancy PLETCHER, 90, wid/o William PLETCHER, died Friday following a stroke Thurs morning at the home of her son, L J PLETCHER. d/o Dan and Susie SCHROCK, born near Sturgis, MI Mar 7, 1853. Married in 1874 to Mr. PLETCHER who died Feb 14, 1930. Survivors: 3 sons, L J of Middlebury, Merrill of Elkhart, Curtis C of Goshen and dau Mrs. Henry HOSTETLER of Goshen. Member Middlebury Mennonite Church. Burial Sunday in Clinton Brick Cemetery.

11/16/1944 - Mr and Mrs. Frank PLETCHER of Fairview, MI have been guests of Mrs. William SPEICHER this week. Yesterday they left for Sarasota, FL accompanied by Mrs. SPEICHER and Mrs. Wayne CRESS of Goshen.

11/16/1944 - Services for Amasa J PLETCHER, 60, who died Tuesday afternoon in his home south of Middlebury of a heart ailment, were today in Clinton Brick Mennonite Church near Millersburg. Burial Forest Grove Cemetery. Mr. PLETCHER was born Clinton Tp, Feb 18, 1884, s/o Henry and Anna WEAVER and in 1906 married Maude HERSHBERGH who survives with six ch: Wayne of Elkhart, Ralph of Ypsilanti, MI and Walter, Frieda, Martha and Ruth all at home. He was bro-in-law of Mrs. Vernon KURTZ and Fred HERSHBERGER of Middlebury.

MISHAWAKA ENTERPRISE Mishawaka, St Joseph County, IN

09/02/1887 - Henry PLETCHER of Elkhart was blown to pieces by an explosion of dynamite cartridges while blasting stumps in LaPorte County Wednesday.

10/25/1901 - MARRIAGES - Walter EBY, aged 22, of this county and Emma J. PLETCHER, aged 20, of Wakarusa, have been married in Elkhart County. The bride has a suit pending in St Joseph County court against Cyrus EBY for slander, in which he is charged with injuriously attacking her character and making untrue allegations concerning herself and her present husband. The suit was filed April 29.

06/30/1905 - Page 1 - MARRIED IN MICHIGAN - The St Joseph (Michigan) newspapers state that a marriage license was issued June 22 there to John HARDWICK, aged 38, and Miss Rose PLETCHER, aged 18, of Mishawaka.

07/27/1906 - Page 1 - BIRTHS - Daughter born Saturday to Mr. & Mrs. Altus PLETCHER residing on East Grove Street.

11/17/1911 - Page 1 - KUNTZ-PLETCHER - Word was received in this city of the marriage of Mrs. Flo KUNTZ and Vern PLETCHER, which took place last week. The couple are both well known in this city, having been former residents. They are now living in Wakarusa.

01/12/1912 - Page 1 - MARRIED IN SOUTH BEND - Harvey PLETCHER and Miss Carrie GUSHWA were united in marriage yesterday afternoon at the court house in South Bend. The groom is the son of Mr & Mrs. Andrew PLETCHER. The bride came to Mishawaka four years ago from Legonier. Mr. & Mrs. Pletcher will reside at 618 East Lawrence Street.

04/05/1912 - Page 1 - BEAVO-PLETCHER - Ora L. BEAVO and Miss Agnes Isabella PLETCHER was married on Saturday afternoon at the home of the latter in the presence of a few relatives. Rev. T. J. Giblett of the Baptist Church read the service. Following the ceremony, a reception was held and a six o’clock dinner was served. The groom, who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter BEAVO, of 1114 Christysun Street, is employed in the foundry of the Dodge Manufacturing Co. His bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew PLETCHER. The young couple will reside at 510 East Joseph Street.

09/13/1912 - Page 1 - WEINBERG-PLETCHER - Emery WEINBERG and Miss Nora PLETCHER, of near Woodland, were married last Saturday afternoon at the home of Rev. Henry Finch, of East Broadway. They will reside with the groom’s mother, Mrs. Ella Weinberg, of 101 East Joseph Street.

09/20/1912 - Page 1 - WISE-PLETCHER NUPTIALS - Edward WISE and Miss Edith PLETCHER were united in marriage Saturday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock at the Baptist parsonage by the Rev. T. J. Giblett. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Mary PLETCHER, 512 East Joseph Street. The groom is a shoemaker at the Mishawaka Woolen Manufacturing Co. Mr. & Mrs. WISE will reside for the present with the bride’s mother.

11/22/1912 - Page 1 - BIRTHS - A daughter arrived Saturday night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey PLETCHER, 618 East Lawrence Street.

08/08/1913 - Page 1 - DEATH FROM CARBOLIC ACID - Mrs. Cornelius PLETCHER, aged 26 years, Cleveland Twp., Elkhart Co., six miles northeast of Mishawaka, was found dead at her home Monday afternoon, shortly after she swallowed part of the contents of an ounce bottle of carbolic acid. Coroner Mast of Elkhart, leans toward the accidental death theory. The deceased was the sister of Fred and Charles McKIM of this city.

01/23/1914 - Page 1 - BIRTHS - A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. A. PLETCHER, 410 Short Street, Monday evening.

04/24/1914 - Page 1 - PLETCHER-HARRINGTON - Ralph PLETCHER and Miss Cora HARRINGTON, of this city, were married Saturday afternoon. They will make their home in this city.

03/30/1917 - Page 1 - A SUNDAY CHURCH WEDDING - Miss Carrie S. CROSBY, formerly the capable and popular city librarian, was married Sunday to Loit Allyn PLETCHER, of Saskatchewan, Canada, in the First Methodist Memorial Church, it being the first Sunday wedding in the new home of worship. The marriage was a surprise to the friends of the bride. After the morning service the pastor asked the congregation to remain seated as he was a bout to perform a most pleasant task. Mrs. G. B. WILLIAMS, organist, played “A Wild Rose” as the participants in the ceremony walked down the aisle to the front of the pulpit where they were received by the officiating clergyman. The double ring service was used. At its close a quartet sang the benediction and as the newlyweds left the church the organist played Mendelahon’s Wedding March. They were unaccompanied. The groom is the owner of a large ranch in the Canadian northwest, for which place they will leave this week.

02/01/1918 - Page 1 - BIRTHS - Word has been received announcing the birth of a son on January 20 to Mr. and Mrs. Loit Allen PLETCHER of Moosejaw, Sask, Canada. Mrs. PLETCHER was formerly Miss Carrie B. CROSBY, city librarian of Mishawaka.

03/01/1918 - Page 1 - WEDS WHILE ON FURLOUGH - A surprise wedding occurred last Saturday afternoon when Tarquin H. PLETCHER, Company A 139 Machine gun battalion, Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg, Miss. and Miss Alpha M Balsley, of Mishawaka were married at the Methodist parsonage, by Rev. B. Earle Parker. Private PLETCHER came back on a furlough two days prior to the wedding, which had been kept a profound secret from the bride’s friends. The bride is a well-known and popular young lady, employed as stenographer by City Attorney R. H. Jernegan and The Enterprise office. She is the daughter of Mrs. Albert BALSLEY of Lakeville. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John PLETCHER, 236 Hickory Street, Elkhart. The young couple returned Tuesday from a brief honeymoon, and the soldier bridegroom was obliged to return to his army duties Tuesday evening.

02/21/1919 - Page 1 - BIRTHS - Mr. and Mrs. Loit A. PLETCHER are the parents of a daughter born Feb. 15 at Epworth Hospital, South Bend. Mr. and Mrs. PLETCHER, whose home is at Saskatchewan, Canada, have been spending the winter with the latters father, 709 South Michigan street. Mrs. PLETCHER was formerly Miss Carrie CROSBY.

03/21/1919 - Page 1 - JOHN PLETCHER OF ELKHART - Mrs. Tarquin H. PLETCHER, 415 East Grove Street, was called to Elkhart by the death of her father-in-law, John PLETCHER, which occurred at his home, 236 Hickory Street, yesterday morning. His son, Sergt Tarquin H. PLETCHER, who has spent considerable time overseas, is now on a transport bound for the U.S. Funeral services will be held at Elkhart Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the evangelical church.

04/28/1925 - Page 3 - BIRTHS - A son was born yesterday to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur PLETCHER, 223 East Mishawaka Ave.

08/22/1940 - Page 2 - Miss Edith GUSTAFSON of South Bend and Russell PLETCHER of this city were married at 3 o’clock Saturday afternoon in the First United Brethren Church South Bend. The Rev. Roscoe F. Wilson officiated and the attendants were Miss Geraldine LaVINE and Virgil K. PLETCHER Brother of the bridegroom, both of Mishawaka. Mr. and Mrs. PLETCHER will live at 522 East Keasey Street, South Bend.

05/07/1942 - Page 7 - Mrs. Virgil K. PLETCHER, aged 19, of 718 Burdette Street, died in St Joseph Hospital Monday morning after an illness of 4 weeks with pneumonia. She was born in Whitley Co. Sept. 19, 1922 and came here from Columbia City, Ind. 14 years ago. She was married Nov 17 1940 as Geraldine Marie LaVINE to Mr. PLETCHER. She is also survived by one son Virgil M. PLETCHER, her father Oliver LaVINE of Mishawaka, six sisters and two brothers. Services were Wednesday afternoon with Rev. Kenneth F. Dodson pastor of First Baptist Church of Mishawaka. Six brother-in-laws served as pallbearers. Burial in Fairview Cemetery.

11/15/1944 - Page 5 - Artiest M. PLETCHER, aged 56, died at home at 723 East Mishawaka Ave. early Monday morning. He was born Jan 13, 1888 and lived here 40 years. He was married 42 years ago to Minnie WARD who survives. Other survivors, 9 sons - Russell of S.B., Melvin, Walter, Virgil, Wayne and Marvin of Mishawaka, Willard with U.S. Army in South Pacific, Herbert with the army in Belgium and Louis with army in France; three daughters - Mrs. Eva DeWIRDT and Mrs. Clarie HEIN of Mishawaka and Mrs. Treva FUNNELL of Osceola; three brothers and six sisters. Funeral services 3 o’clock today. Rev. K. F. Dodson, pastor of First Baptist Church. Burial Fairview Cemetery.

09/18/1946 - Page 2 - Saturday of last week was the wedding day for Miss Ann BLUEM d/o Mr & Mrs. Melvin D. BLUEM, 1012 Sarah St., who married Herbert L. PLETCHER, s/o Mrs. Artiest PLETCHER, 732 E. Mishawaka Ave.

05/07/1959 - Page 8 - Minnie Leona PLETCHER, age 74, of 723 E. Mishawaka Ave, died April 22.

Nappanee News Nappanee, Elkhart County, IN

02/13/1895 - John Brenneman, died at his home near Wakarusa, on the 6th inst., at the age of 69 years.

08/1899 - Albert PLETCHER of Wakarusa is again insane. Discharged once from Longcliff asylum as cured. Being cared for at county jail until room at state hospital is obtained.

09/27/1905 - Mrs. James Beam, aged 33 years, 1 month, and 28 days, died Spet 24th 5 miles north-east of Nappanee. The funeral was held yesterday at the Brick church, in which cemetery the interment was made by N. A.. Lehman. She leaves a husband and 10 children.

05/19/1916 - Death of Levi Mitschelen - Levi Mitschelen, aged 52 years, died Tuesday night at his home south of Nappanee. His wife and twelve children survive. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 o'clock from the North Main street mennonite church, and interment will be made at South Union under direction of N. A. Lehman.

05/26/1916 - Monroe Mitschelen, who is working at Merrimac, Wis. was called here by the death of his father. He will return the latter part of the week.

10/11/1918 - Death Near Nappanee - Mrs. Sarah Brenneman, aged 81 years, 6 months and 21 days, died Tuesday, Oct 1, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. David Pletcher, 4 miles southeast of Nappanee. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon from the Olive church, conducted by the Revs. John Martin and Christ Ressier. Interment was under the direction of Undertaker N. A Lehman. Mrs. Brenneman is survived by three step-daughters and two step-sons - Mrs. David Pletcher, Nappanee; Mrs. Barbara Nittrouer, Lakeville; Mrs. Katherine Mitschlen, Nappanee; Jacob Brenneman, Kansas, and Henry Brenneman of Brutus, Mich. Also by three brothers and one sister - Christ Hunsberger, Wakarusa; Henry Hunsberger, Wakarusa; Michael Hunsberger, Oak Grove; and Mrs. Joseph Culp, east of Wakarusa. With the exception of Jacob Brenneman all were in attendance at the funeral.

07/24/1930 - David PLETCHER dies at his home on Sunday - David PLETCHER, 77, who came to this vicinity fifty years ago from Ohio, died at 6:30 o’clock Sunday evening at his home about four miles southeast of this city. He was ill about five months from heart complications. Mr. PLETCHER was born December 29, 1852 at Richland Center, Ohio to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel PLETCHER and is the last surviving member of the family. He came to Elkhart county in 1880 and made his home near Wakarusa until in 1882 when he took Miss Nancy BRENNEMAN of St. Joe county as a wife and the young people started in married life on the Jake WELDY farm two and a half miles west of Nappanee later moving to north of Wakarusa and in 1889 going to the farm where Mr. PLETCHER died on Sunday. Besides the widow six children, 23 grandchildren and two great grandchildren survive. The children are Mrs. Jacob MITSCHELEN, Plymouth; Nathan PLETCHER, Argos, Ind; Fred PLETCHER, Pueblo, Colo, and John, Henry and Walter PLETCHER at home.

05/05/1932 - BEAUTIFUL WEDDING SOLEMNIZED ON LAST SUNDAY AFTERNOON - Miss Florence Arvilla Fink, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Fink of Nappanee and Walter J. Pletcher, son of Mrs. Nancy Pletcher of Nappanee, were married Sunday at 3:00 o'clock in their newly furnished home, three and one half miles south-east of Nappanee. The house was beautifully decorated with spring flowers and the entrance of the bridal party was made to the strains of "The Bridal Chorus" from Lohengrin, played by Miss Edna Fink. The bride, attractive in a dress of blue crepe carried a bouquet of spring blossoms and was attended by her sister, Miss Nora Fink. James Pletcher, of Anderson nephew of the bridegroom was best man. The ceremony was read by the Rev. Fred Pletcher, brother of the bride-groom, in the presence of the immediate families and a number of friends and relatives. Among the guests were Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Fink and children, Nora, Dora, Edna, Ralph and William, Mrs. Nancy Pletcher, Mr. and Mrs. John Pletcher and son, the Rev. and Mrs. Fred Pletcher and son, James, and daughter Letha of Anderson; Paul Pletcher, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Mitchelin, Nancy, Martha, and Walter Mitchelin and Miss Nancy Perkins of Plymouth, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pletcher, and three daughters, Harold Bleile and Howard Mikel of Nappanee.

03/09/1933 Page 5.3 - Christian PLETCHER , age 82, grandfather of Mrs. Lillian ROTH, came as a young child with his family in a covered wagon from his birthplace at Bowling Green, OH. The family settled in a log cabin near Columbia City. As a young man, he also lived in LaGrange and Clinton townships. He lived several years in Peabody, KS. Married in 1890 to Philena C. BURNS. Services Monday at Middlebury. Survivors: wife, three children, 2 grandchildren, one sister, 3 brothers.

05/21/1936 - INFANT SON OF MR. AND MRS. MITSCHELEN INJURED BY CAR SUNDAY EVENING - Lewis David, 6 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. George Mitschelen who live south of the Locke school was injured when he was thrown from the car which Mr. Mitschelen was backing out of their driveway onto the road. As the car made the turn onto the main road the front door of the car flew open and the baby was thrown from his mother's lap out of the car under the wheel which passed over his chest. His chest bone was crushed and three ribs broken. Wednesday his condition was much improved.

07/30/1936 - Page 1.3 - John W. PLETCHER, age 85, died Monday at home six miles NE of Wakarusa. brother of Noah. Born in Crawford County, OH s/o Christian and Mary SNYDER PLETCHER. Married in 1872 to Barbara PLETCHER who died 16 years ago. Buried Wednesday in Olive Cemetery.

05/26/1938 - Page 4.3 - Mary PLETCHER, died last Thursday at home of daughter, Mrs. Nora CRIPE, in Nappanee. Born in 1858 in Elkhart Co, d/o John and Rebecca (DRAKE) MIKEL. Married Andrew PLETCHER. Survivors: 9 children, Mrs. CRIPE, Art of Mishawaka, Mrs. Bertha NEWCOMER, William of Lansing MI, Mrs. Rosa HARDWICK of Eau Claire, MI, Harvey of Lansing, Mrs. Edith WISE of Detroit, Mrs. Agnes GRAHL of Niles, Warren of Elkhart. Burial Sunday in Osceola Cemetery.

07/04/1940 - JACOB MITSCHELEN ENTERS INTO FIELD OF HOUSE MOVING - Jacob Mitschelen, trucker and hauler in Nappanee for several years, has entered into a new line of business and is now contracting for moving of houses or building of any kind. He has purchased jacks, blocks and other materials needed in this line of work and states he is getting considerable more blocking, etc., so as to be in a position to handle any job which may develop....

05/15/1941 - MRS. NANCY PLETCHER DIES AT THE HOME OF A SON LAST TUESDAY - Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Pletcher, 83 of Jefferson township, Kosciusko county, will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Nappanee Church of God. Rev. L. E. Foudy officiating and burial will be in the Yellow Creek cemetery under the direction of Wright & Son. She died Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 o'clock. Mrs. Pletcher was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Brenneman and was born on a farm west of Wakarusa May 23, 1857. She was united in marriage to David Pletcher Feb 13, 1881, near Wakarusa and she and her husband moved to a farm southeast of Nappanee 52 years ago. Mr. Pletcher passed away July 20, 1930 and Mrs. Pletcher has since lived with her son, John, on the farm. She is survived by six children, Nathan. John, Fred, Henry L., and Walter J. Pletcher and Mrs. Jacob Mitschelen of Bremen; one half-brother, Peter Brenneman, both of Brutus, Mich; one sister, Mrs. Levi Mitschelen of Nappanee and one half-sister, Mrs. Abe Myers of Elkhart; 26 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. The body will lay in state at the John Pletcher home until the hour of the service Friday afternoon, when it will be taken to the Church of God, of which she was a member, for the last rites.

09/18/1941 - FINK-MITCHELEN WEDDING PERFORMED ON SUNDAY SEPT 7TH - The home of Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Mitchelen was the scene of the wedding of their daughter, Nydia Ruth to William Fink, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Fink of Shipshewana on Sunday afternoon, Sept 7th.....maid of honor, Miss Geraldine Miller... Edison White attended the groom...The groom's sister, Mrs. Wilyard Mitchelen accompanied by Mrs. Deveral Frye sang the selections "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow" and "Because"...The bride was a member of the 1941 graduating class of the Beaver Dam high school....

02/04/1943 - BROTHER DIES IN MICHIGAN - Word was received from Bruttus, Mich., by Mrs. Catherine Mitschelen, of the death of her brother, Rev. Henry Brenneman, 80 years old, who passed away on Thursday. Mr. Brenneman was a minister in the Old Order Mennonite church near Brutus.

01/31/1946 - Thursday - Sister of Nappanee man dies at home in Bremen Sunday - Mrs. Elisabeth Mitschelen, age 62, passed away at her home, in Bremen Saturday, after a few days illness. Mrs. Mitschelen was born in Wakarusa, June 28, 1883, and was married to Jacob MITSCHELEN June 29, 1901 in Wakarusa. She was a member of the Church of God. Survivors include the husband and the following children: Guy of Pinevill, Ky.; Edgar of Michigan City; Mrs. Morton SUKO Stanley Wis; Mrs. Frank WAGONER of Argos; Melinda at home; Mrs. Kenneth IGNEY of Columbia MO; Walter of Anderson; and Mabel of Plymouth. Five brothers also survive. They are Nathan PLETCHER of Argos; John and Henry PLETCHER of Nappanee; Fred PLETCHER of Anderson; and Walter PLETCHER of Syracuse.

09/11/1947 - James Arthur Platz Husband of Former Nappanee Woman Dies - James Arthur Platz of Lakeville, aged 64, died at his home early Sunday morning. He had been ill with a heart ailment for the past three years. Mr. Platz was born on June 11, 1883 in Lakeville. On April 19, 1918 he was united in marriage to Miss Elsie Mae Beam, who preceded him in death in 1930. Surviving are three sons, a grandchild, one sister and two brothers. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Hartman Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. M. I. Whitmer, of North Liberty. Burial was in the Fair cemetery.

12/1/1949 LIFE LONG RESIDENT OF NAPPANEE DIES AT HIS HOME NOVEMBER 23 Francis Irvin Crow, 607 East Walnut St., died on Wednesday of last week in his home following an illness of almost eight years. He had been a life-long resident of this city and was born at the same address at which he died. A son of Joseph H and Elizabeth Pletcher Crow he was born on Feb. 19, 1886 in Nappanee. He was united in marriage to Mary Elizabeth Pfeiffer and she survives, along with three children: Mrs. Fred Pippen, of Sherwood, Mich., Kenneth Crow, of Garrett, Ind., and Robert Crow at home. Two grandchildren also survive. For twenty-four years Mr. Crow served as a trackman on the Baltimore & Ohio railroad before he retired. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the First Brethren church, Rev. J. Milton , former minister of the church but now of Peru, Ind., was in charge and he was assisted by Rev. Virgil Meyer, pastor of the local church. Burial was in the Union Center cemetery under the direction of Wright & Son.

12/22/1949 - Former Nappanee minister dies at his home in Anderson, In. The Rev. Fred PLETCHER, 61, a native of near Wakarusa and a former resident of near Nappanee, died Saturday night at his home in Anderson. He had been ill six years. Mr. PLETCHER was born August 24, 1888 a son of David and Nancy BRENNEMAN PLETCHER. He married Lesta EWING at Anderson, Sept. 6, 1915. Mr. PLETCHER was pastor of the Church of God at Nappanee from 1915 to 1917 but had retired some years ago because of poor health. Surviving are his wife; a son, James of Findlay, Ohio; a daughter, Miss Letha PLETCHER, at home; three grandchildren and four brothers; Nathan - of Argos, John and Henry of Nappanee and Walter of Syracuse.

07/28/1955 - Page 3.3 - Stanley Eugene PLETCHER and Stephen Edward PLETCHER - Stanley died Monday. Services Monday. Stephen died July 19. Born July 17, 1955 Prematurely in Elkhart. sons of Kenneth E. PLETCHER. Burial in Olive Cemetery.

07/29/1954 - Page 3.2 - Henry Ivan PLETCHER, age 66, died July 17 on brother Chris’ farm. He lived NE of Wakarusa. Survivors: wife, Agnes L (ENDERS), 10 daughters, 4 sons. Services July 20 in Wakarusa.

03/15/1956 - Page 7.3 - Henry Lamar PLETCHER, died Mar 9, 1956, age 19, at Bremen Hospital. He was born Dec 1, 1936 in Nappanee, s/o Henry L. PLETCHER. Married Jun 25, 1955 at Union Center to Ruth SHEETS. Burial Monday at Union Center Cemetery. Survivors: three sisters - Mrs. Ray (Minerva) WILLIAMS, Mrs. Clyde (Isabell) ROGERS, Mrs. Roland (Mary Alice) BEHLING.

10/31/1957 - Page 1.3 - Clayton PLETCHER, age 65, died Wednesday at home. Born in Alabama. Married Elsie FETTERS on Nov 1, 1913. She died in 1936. Married Katie McDOW Feb 5, 1939. Survivors: Son, Laverne, Daughter Mrs. Wilfred GANSHORN, Three brothers: Thomas of Nappanee, John of Mishawaka, Walter of Goshen, two sisters: Mrs. Jerry SECKEL of Galion, OH, Mrs. Roscoe CULP of Vandalia, MI. Burial Saturday at Olive Cemetery in Wakarusa.

Pierceton Record Pierceton, Kosciusko County, IN

02/19/20 - Mrs. Harvey PLETCHER - After hovering between life and death for many days, Mrs. Harvey PLETCHER passed away at her home in Pierceton Sat. night. Mrs. PLETCHER became ill following the birth of a little daughter on Jan 30 and while but little hope was held out for her recovery, yet she made such a heroic fight to be permitted to stay with her family, that her death cast a gloom over the entire community. The high esteem in which she was held was attested by the large attendance at the funeral at the Methodist Church Tuesday afternoon, which taxed the seating capacity of the new auditorium....She was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church and was a devoted wife and mother.

10/07/1920 - Eli PLETCHER, a former resident of Columbia City, passed away at his home in L.A. at age of 81. The body will be cremated and the ashes sent to Ryerson Cemetery at Pierceton for burial. Survived by wife and 5 children.

01/01/1948 - William Harvey PLETCHER, aged 87, lifelong resident of Pierceton and vicinity died at 10 p.m. Sunday, Dec 22 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born in Whitley Co. 24 Nov 1860, the s/o Joseph and Catherine (BEARD) PLETCHER. He was founder of the present Pletcher Market. his grandsons Paul and Richard PLETCHER are the present owners. Mr. PLETCHER was a pioneer Pierceton merchant and was actively engaged in the grocery and meat business in Pierceton for over 50 years. Survivors include his wife the former Ollie HOWELL to whom he was married a few years ago, two sons Fred and Lee both of Fort Wayne; 7 gr-ch, 3 gr-gr-ch. Services were Wed. at Pierceton Methodist Church of which he was a member. Burial South Whitley Cemetery.

Daily Pilot
Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana

01/16/1908 - Thursday - John H. PLETCHER of Tippecanoe township indicted at instigation of his son-in-law, Boyd BOYCE. PLETCHER is the father of BOYCE’s wife, a girl barely seventeen years of age (Married last September to BOYCE).

01/30/1908 - John PLETCHER is a man 38 years and has lived in Marshall County for the past seven years coming from Wakarusa where he was born and reared. Father of two daughters one 17 and the other about 13 years of age. His father resides at Wakarusa and his mother is dead. He has a number of brothers at different places in northern Indiana. His brother, Samuel PLETCHER of Elkhart has been here the past week looking after the business of the prisoner.

11/14/1922 - FORMER HOME COUNTY PEOPLE KILLED BY TRAIN - George PLETCHER, Mr. and Mrs. Alva LOVE in crossing tragedy - Grover PLETCHER injured - Belated word reaches Plymouth of the accidental death of George PLETCHER and Mr. and Mrs. Alva LOVE and the serious injury of Grover PLETCHER, all former Marshall county people, in a crossing accident at Muskegon, MI, on Monday, Nov. 6. They were being driven in a taxi to the funeral of Mr. PLETCHER’s mother at Sparta. Some freight cars blocked the view of the approaching passenger train and the taxi was hit squarely. Mr. PLETCHER and Mr. LOVE were killed instantly...Grover PLETCHER is still in a hospital and his recovery is expected though it is not assured....the funeral of George PLETCHER was held Sunday. Mrs. Harrison HATFIELD and Mr. and Mrs. Walter BECHTEL of near Bourbon attended the funeral...

07/22/1930 - Tuesday - David PLETCHER, age 77, died at 6:30 o’clock Sunday evening at his home four miles southeast of Nappanee. He was ill five months from heart complications. Mr. PLETCHER, who was the last survivor of the family of Samuel and Mary PLETCHER, was born in Richland county, Ohio, on December 29, 1852. Surviving him are his widow, Nancy PLETCHER, six children, 23 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The children are Mrs. Jacob MITSCHELEN of Plymouth, Nathan PLETCHER of Argos, Fred PLETCHER of Pueblo, Colo., and John, Henry and Walter PLETCHER of Nappanee...

08/1933 - WEDDINGS - Pletcher-Perkins - The Pletcher Perkins wedding was the event of Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the church of God, Pearl St., when Marjorie Orpha Perkins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rollin PERKINS, southwest of Plymouth, became the wife of Paul Revere PLETCHER, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan PLETCHER south of Argos. Rev. Fred PLETCHER of Anderson, Ind. officiating. Music by: Mary Margaret LIVINGSTON, Martha Mitschelen. Attendants: George HALL, Edgar I. MITSCHELEN, Nancy A. MITSCHELEN, Pearl MITSCHELEN, Mary Alice PLETCHER.

12/04/1939 - PNEUMONIA FATAL TO FOUR YEAR OLD CHILD - Elmer Duane PLETCHER, four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul PLETCHER, 207 Lewis Street, died at his home at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. He had been ill one day of pneumonia. Survivors: brothers - Paul Revere, Robert Arthur and John William PLETCHER.

12/13/1939 - Elmer Duane PLETCHER, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul PLETCHER, was born at Argos, Ind., June 6, 1935 and passed away Dec. 2, 1939 at his parents’ home in Plymouth, Ind. at the age of four years, five months and 26 days. He leaves his parents and three brothers, Paul Revere, Robert Arthur, and John William. Also his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Nathan PLETCHER, of Argos, and Mr. and Mrs. Rollin PERKINS of Plymouth and a great grandmother, Mrs. Nancy PLETCHER.

South Bend Tribune
South Bend Weekly

02/12/1881 - David PLETCHER and Nancy BRENEMAN have obtained license to marry.

07/09/1892 - SBW - p.9 - Madison - Several from this vicinity attended the funeral of Mr. Samuel PLETCHER of Wakarusa, on the 3d inst. He was an old pioneer of Olive Township and died July 1 of blood poisoning.

03/30/1895 - South Bend Weekly - Page 4 - Catherine PLETCHER, age 21, of Jimtown, Elkhart Co is dead.

03/11/1899 - South Bend Weekly - Page 12 - Mrs. John PLETCHER, aged 70, died at her home seven miles south and one mile west of Elkhart, IN.

03/14/1903 - SBW - Osceola - A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Artis PLETCHER Wednesday.

09/14/1907 - SBW - Plymouth - Boyd E. BOYCE and Lottie A. PLETCHER have been granted a marriage license.

4/04/1910 - p 3 - Plymouth - Nettie M. PLETCHER was granted a divorce from John R PLETCHER, now in the northern prison.

07/24/1911 - The funeral of Daniel PLETCHER who died at the old People’s Home in Arvilla, IN was held from St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Sunday Morning the Rev. Dean L. A. Moench officiating. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery. The body was brought here from Bremen where it had been previously shipped. Mr. PLETCHER was 85 years old. He left no immediate relatives.

11/16/1911 - p 13 - Mrs. Flo KURTZ and Vern PLETCHER both formerly of this city were united in marriage last week. Mr. and Mrs. PLETCHER will reside in Wakarusa.

12/19/1911 - p.6 - Marriage Licenses - Joseph FORTIN, 22, and Daisy PLETCHER, 21, both of South Bend.

01/11/1912 - p 12 - Mishawaka Social News - Married in South Bend - Harvey PLETCHER and Miss Carrie GUSHWA were united in marriage this afternoon in South Bend. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew PLETCHER. The bride came to Mishawaka four years ago from Ligonier. Mr. and Mrs. PLETCHER will reside at 618 East Lawrence Street.

03/30/1912 - Marriage Licenses - Orie L. BEAVO, 29, laborer and Agnes Bell PLETCHER, 20, both of Mishawaka.

09/10/1912 - Weds Woodland Girl - Emery WEINBERG and Miss Nora PLETCHER of near Woodland, were married last Saturday afternoon at 1:20 at the home of Rev. Henry Fincer of East Broadway. His mother, Mrs. Ella WEINBERG of 101 East Joseph Street with whom they will live was the only witness.

09/16/1912 - p 5 - Marriage Licenses - Edward WISE, 21, laborer and Edith PLETCHER, 17, both of Mishawaka.

03/31/1915 - Edward Nittrower, of Union township, died yesterday afternoon at Elsworth hospital. The body was taken to his home today. He is survived by his widow, Barbara E., and the following children, Laura, at home, Sarah, South Bend; Mrs. Clem Garwood, South Bend; C. B Nittrower, Mrs. Della Beyler, Mrs. Martha Anthony; Mrs. Lillian Overholt and Andrew Nitrower, of Union township. He was born in Pennsylvania. Funeral services will be held from the residence at 9:30 o'clock and from the Union church, Union township at 11 o'clock Friday morning. Burial in Union cemetery.

03/07/1921 - Mrs. Barbara Nettrouer, 70 years old, died Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clem Garwood, residing near Lapaz, following an illness with dropsy. She was born near Lakeville and had resided in this vicinity all her life. Surviving are eight children, Claude N. of Lakeville; Andrew, of Osceola; Sarah, of this city; Mrs. Lillie Overholz, Mrs. Martha Anthony, Mrs. Della Beyler, Mrs. Garwood and Laura, all residing near Lapaz. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 9:30 o'clock at the West Union church, Turkey Creek road.

10/16/1926 - Section 1, page 4 - Andrew PLETCHER - The funeral of Andrew PLETCHER who died at Lansing, MI Monday was held at the Church of the Brethren Thursday afternoon, Rev. Geo Lambert and Rev. J. F. Funk of Elkhart officiating. Burial in Osceola Cemetery.

06/06/1930 - South Bend News Times - Mr. and Mrs. Willard Mosher and children, Lansing Mich., Clarence Beam and son Harold, Shank Ohio, and Mr. and Mrs. William LaTurner and family, attended the funeral of their sister, Mrs. Arthur Platz at North Liberty, Monday.

03/21/1931 Sec 1 p. 12 & 03/22/1931 Sec 2 p.10 - 1813 South Rush St, S.B., Delores Eileen PLETCHER, two year old daughter of Mr and Mrs George PLETCHER, died Friday morning in the residence after a 12 week illness. Born in Mishawaka 4 Apr 1929. Services Monday at Immanuel Methodist Episcopal Church, burial at Elkhart IN.

07/05/1933 - Section 2, page 7 - William Franklin PLETCHER resident of near Wakarusa for a lifetime, died Monday in his home. Survivors: wife Catherine; two sons Ralph and Earl; six daughters Mrs. John NUSBAUM, Mrs. Ray BLAKE of Mishawaka, Mrs. George HUNSBERGER of Wakarusa, Treva, Edna and Celestia all at home. Three sisters Mrs. Sarah FISGUSS, Mrs. Lizzie BUTLER and Mrs. Noah CLEMENTS. Services Thursday afternoon at Olive Church.

03/10/1940 - Fred W. Beyler, aged 54, rural route 6, South Bend (U.S. highway No. 31 south), died in his home at 1:20 p.m. Saturday after an illness of five weeks. Mr. Beyler, a truck farmer and poultryman, was born in Bremen, Ind., March 7, 1886. He married Miss Della Nittrouer, South Bend, Feb. 25, 1913. Besides his widow, he is survived by a sister, Mrs. Clara Nittrouer, Lakeville, this county, and a brother, Walter D. Beyler, Plymouth, Ind. Friends will be received at the residence from noon today until 1:30 p.m. Tuesday when brief services will be held in the residence, followed by services at 3 p.m. in the Evangelical church, Bremen, Rev. Emerson Frederick, of the United Brethren church, North Liberty, this county officiating. Burial will be in Bremen.

11/13/1944 - Artiest M PLETCHER, 723 East Mishawaka Ave., Mishawaka, age 56, a resident of Mishawaka for 40 years, died at 5 A.M. today in his home of heart disease. Born Jan 13, 1888 in Wakarusa. Married Minnie WARD 42 years ago. Died Nov 13, 1944. Survivors: widow, nine sons: Russell, Melvin, Walter, Virgil, Wayne, Marvin, Willard in army, Herbert in army, Louis in army; three daughters: Mrs. Eva DeWIRDT, Mrs. Clarie HEIN and Mrs. Treva FUNNELL of Osceola; three brothers Harvey, William of Lansing, MI, Warren of Elkhart; six sisters: Bertha NEWCOMBER, Nora CRIPE, Rose HARDWICK, Agnes BEAVO, Edith WISE of Detroit, MI. Burial Wednesday at Fairview Cemetery.

07/27/1950 - Jacob PLETCHER, 812 Diamond Ave, age 85, died at 6 p.m. Wednesday in his home. Retired farmer and shoe merchant formerly of Wakarusa. Survivors: Son Clifford A, Daughter Mrs. Mable D. GROVES of Rome IN; two sisters Miss Magdalene PLETCHER and Mrs. Elizabeth CULP of Foraker, and a brother Daniel of Goshen. His wife Clara CULP PLETCHER died in 1935. Services 2 p.m. Sat in Lienhart Funeral Home in Wakarusa. Burial in Olive Cemetery, Wakarusa.

11/03/1950 - Clara MOW PLETCHER, Buchanan, MI, age 71, died at 11:15 a.m. Thursday. Born Jun 26, 1879 in Topeka, KS. She was widow of Charles MOW when she married John PLETCHER who is deceased. Survivors: 6 children Walter and James MOW, Dewey MOW, Mrs. Helen WHITLEDGE, Mrs. Alice PETERS, Mrs. Harriett POLEFKA. Burial IOOF Cemetery, Richland Center, IN.

03/30/1966 - Walter E. PLETCHER, 57025 Greenlawn, Osceola, age 53, Funeral at Warner Funeral Home, Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of LDS. Burial Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

04/22/1950 - Louise R. PLETCHER - 716 W. Jefferson, Mishawaka - A heart attack suffered in her home Friday proved fatal to a 25 year old bride of one month. Born March 21, 1925 and married March 4 to Louis R. PLETCHER. Survivors: Husband, parents Mr. and Mrs. Russell PLETCHER of South Bend, three sisters Miss Marilyn GUSTAFSON of S.B., Mrs. Joseph KISH of Mishawaka, Mrs. E. GRIFFITH of Elkhart, two brothers Henry E. GUSTAFSON and Robert GUSTAFSON of South Bend. Burial Monday at Fairview Cemetery, Mishawaka.

03/19/1973 - Mrs. Della J. Beyler, 84, of 61203 U.S. 1 S. died Sunday in Cardinal Nursing Home. Born 3 Feb 1889 in St. Joseph Co. Married 1 Feb 1913 in South Bend to Fred W. Beyler who died in 1940. Survivors: Sister, Mrs. Jurisa M. Garwood of South Bend.

South Whitley, Whitley County, IN

11/1885 - Addie TRESSLER PLETCHER, died Nov 20, 1885, age 27 yrs.,5 mo., 7 days. Born May 13, 1858; d/o Peter & Eliza TRESSLER. Married Henry PLETCHER. The funeral services was conducted by Rev. Hill at the Baptist church, burial was in the Collamer Cemetery. The sorrow of the sisters that the once happy family circle was broken, by chilly winds of November. The father, whom the infirmities of age have crept upon and who has lived out the time allotted to man, doubtless thought of old Barvara and childhood. The nurse held her baby son (Clayton A)

10/07/1920 - ASHES OF ELI PLETCHER ARE SENT TO PIERCETON - The remains of Eli PLETCHER have been sent to Pierceton from which place they will be buried. Eli PLETCHER was born near Columbia City in 1840, spending most of his life in Whitley Co. When the Civil War broke out, Mr. PLETCHER enlisted in the army, where he served for three years. After the war he worked as mason, also as school teacher. He also did some farming. Mr. PLETCHER moved with his family to Pasadena, Calif. about 16 years ago. He also had a place in Los Angeles. He had suffered much from rheumatism and in his last illness he not only suffered from rheumatism but also from tubercular pneumonia from which he never recovered, passing away at the age of 80 years. The remains were cremated in Los Angeles and the ashes sent to Pierceton in care of W. H. PLETCHER. Interment will take place in the cemetery near Eli PLETCHER’s old home. Those who knew Mr. PLETCHER knew him to be a very fine neighbor and one who was always optimistic. The sympathy of all goes out to those whom he has left.

12/30/1937 - Edith Mae PLETCHER - died at her home in Pierceton Friday night at 8 o’clock after a several years illness of sugar diabetes. Born in Fort Wayne and married W. Harve PLETCHER in Aug 1923. Services Monday at Methodist Church in Pierceton. Member of ME church, Order of Eastern Star and Women’s Relief Corps. Survivors: Husband and two nephews Clarence and Carl PARTRIDE of Detroit.

05/16/1943 p.7 & 05/17/1943 p. 7 - Carol Ann PLETCHER, 20 month d/o Mr and Mrs. Russell PLETCHER, 2618 Pleasant St., died in her home at 6 p.m. Sat after a three week illness of pneumonia. Born 31 Aug 1941. Survivors: Step brothers and sisters: Anita, Phyllis, Marilyn, Eugene and Robert and Mrs. Joseph KISH of Sebus VA. Services Wed with Rev. Earl C Bosse of River Park Methodist Church. Burial Fairview Cemetery, Mishawaka.

07/07/1947 - Florence HILBISH PLETCHER of MarMain Arms, died in her residence at 5:30 p.m. Sunday. She came here 25 years ago from Bristol, IN where she was married in 1921 to Clifford A PLETCHER. He survives. She leaves also two brothers Clyde W and Myron C HILBISH both of Bristol. She attended MacMurray College, Jacksonville, IL and the Chicago Musical College. She was active in musical circles here. Mr. PLETCHER is secretery and manager of the Colfax Mortgage and Insurance Service, Inc. Services Wed with Charles Hahn of First Church of Christ Scientist who will read the service. Burial at St Joseph Valley Memorial Park.

Tri-County Gazette Mentone, Kosciusko Co., IN

06/16/1910 - Mrs Sarah PLETCHER of Pierceton died June 3, aged 72.

02/09/1911 - Minerva PLETCHER, the 14 year old daughter of Mr and Mrs Robert PLETCHER living east of town, died Monday from the effects of the measles. The funeral services and burial was at Center on Wednesday.

02/16/1911 - Minerva C. PLETCHER was born in Wayne Tp., Kosciusko Co., IN, 21 Apr 1896, died in Harrison Tp., 6 Feb 1911, aged 14 yrs 9 mo and 15 days. Minverva was the second of a family of 8 children, one brother having preceded her to the spirit land. She was never of robust consitution. She had contracted measles but had sufficiently recovered that her parents had high hopes of her complete recovery. During the night before her death she took much worse and at 2 o’clock next day her spirit took its flight. Her father and mother, Henry and Etta PLETCHER, two sisters Dorothea and Fern and four brothers David, Dale, Donald and Henry remain to mourn.

04/08/1915 - A GOOD WOMAN GONE - Laura Etta PLETCHER, daughter of Wesley and Minerva COOK, was born 15 Apr 1869 and took departure to her heavenly home on Easter morning, 4 Apr 1915, aged 45 years, 11 months, 11 days. On 27 Aug 1891, she was united in marriage to Henry S PLETCHER at Warsaw, IN. To this union were born 8 children, the eldest of whom died in infancy. Minerva, the third child also preceded her mother to the better land. Those who remain to mourn their loss are the husband, the children, Dorothea Ruth, Fern, David Wesley, Dale Burris, Joseph Donald and Henry Sanford, the aged mother, Mrs. Minerva COOK, two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth THOMAS of Warsaw and Mrs. S. B. STOOKEY of Wakarusa, four brothers J. W. COOK of Claypool, C E COOK of Plymouth, John T COOK and S G COOK of Warsaw. Mrs. PLETCHER joined the United Brethren Church some 20 years ago, uniting with the Methodist Episcopal Church of Mentone last year where her sweet, gentle, modest, personality had rapidly endeared her to a host of friends. She was a member of the Royal Neighbor lodge. In her home sister PLETCHER was a faithful and devoted wife, a loving and tender mother whose memory will ever be a source of hidden strength to the sorrowing family. Conscious at the last that she must go, death found her unafraid for to her the change meant only the removal from the earthly dwellings to the heavenly mansions prepared by her Savior. The funeral was held at the ME Church in Mentone conducted by Rev. O.T. Martin and burial was at Union Cemetery near Warsaw. We wish to express our thanks to our neighbors and friends for their help and sympathy so kindly given during the time of our recent affliction and sorrow. H. S. PLETCHER and family.

Wakarusa Tribune Wakarusa, Elkhart County, IN

04/21/1910 - Anna NUSBAUM FREED was born 7 Jan 1831 in Ashland Co, OH and was married to Daniel FREED 23 May 1852. The same year they moved to IN which was their home until death called them away. Mother died 13 Apr 1910, aged 79y-3m-6d. To this union were born 13 children. Her husband and 4 children preceded her to the spirit world. Nine children, 39 g-ch, and 10 g-g-ch, one brother and two sisters remain to mourn her departure. She united with the Mennonite church before her marriage and remained a faithful member until her death. Serv. were Friday afternoon at North Union by Revs Geo Lambert and Henry Weldy.

11/9/1911 - Thelma Victoria PLETCHER died Nov 3, 1911. Daughter of Henry and Omah PLETCHER. Born July 30, 1911.

11/21/1912 - Sarah PLETCHER died Nov 14, 1912 at 10 p.m. at home of her daughter Mrs. Daniel HUNSBERGER N.E. of Wakarusa of paralysis. Husband John S. PLETCHER died five months ago. Survivors: two daughters Mrs. HUNTSBERGER and Mrs. Oscar STAHLEY; two sons Elmer and Victor; two sisters Mrs. John WITMER and Mrs. Wm MYERS and seven brothers: Samuel, Jacob, Michael, David, Abraham, Peter and Elmer BAUER.

07/31/1913 - Mrs Alfred YODER, 47, died last week Wednesday morning at the home of her parents, Mr H D PLETCHER, five miles west of New Paris.

05/24/1917 - David PLETCHER died May 17, 1917. Born in Ohio. Married Mary WARD 50 years ago who died eight years after marriage. Married Anna J. WARD. Two sons by first marriage Delbert and Albert. Four sisters: Mrs. W. H. MORRIS, Mrs. David GROVE, Mrs. G. B. STEWART, Mrs. BAKER.

07/05/1917 - Jesse PLETCHER died Jun 29, 1917 at Logansport. Born Aug 28, 1872 near Wakarusa s/o Samuel and Lovina PLETCHER. Married Mary FOX Sep 10, 1893. Survivors: wife, son Elmer; Mother, four sisters - Mrs. Albert SHAUM, Mrs. Joseph LECHLITNER, Mrs. Clara HUGHES, Mrs. Irvin STUMP; two brothers Noah and Vernon; two half-brothers Andrew and Levi; one half sister - Mrs. Nancy PEVY. Funeral was Tuesday at Yellow Creek, A. B. Yoder and Henry Weldy officiating.

08/30/1917 - Anna Jane Tillie WARD PLETCHER died Aug 24, 1917 at age 68-3-8. Born May 16, 1849 in Portage Co.,OH. Married David PLETCHER in 1890. He died a few weeks ago. No children. Survivors: Brother and two stepsons - Albert and Delbert PLETCHER. Buried in North Union Cemetery.

11/29/1917 - Paul Edward PLETCHER died Nov 19, 1917. Born Jul 21, 1916 in Harrison township s/o Victor and Laura PLETCHER. Survivors: Father and Mother and grand-father and grandmother. Funeral services in Olive Church by A.B. and D.A. Yoder; burial in Olive Cemetery.

08/08/1918 - Henry PLETCHER died Aug 3, 1918. Born Feb 28, 1839 in Crawford Co., OH s/o Jacob and Barbara PLETCHER. Married Susan Jane SWISHER of Crawford Co., OH on Jan 16, 1853. Eleven children - 4 preceded him in death - Cora, Rodella, John S, Jefferson, Catherine. Survivors - Adam, Elizabeth, Emerson, Samuel, Cornelius, John and Emma. Funeral services from Christian Church Monday by Rev. Harris assisted by Rev. Powell. Member of United Brethren Church (Grace Lawn).

02/13/1919 - Clara NUSBAUM - d/o Joseph and Elizabeth NUSBAUM, was born 26 Sep 1891. She spent all her life on the farm near Wakarusa IN where she was born. She was kind and affectionate in her home and community life, always placing the welfare of others before her own. In the spring of 1909 she was united with the Mennonite church at Yellow Creek, of which she was a faithful member until death. She was a teacher in the Sunday School a number of years. About the middle of January she contracted influenza from which she passed peacefully away 4 Feb 1919, Aged 27y-4m-8d. Surv. parents, sister Mrs Elmer PLETCHER, one grandfather, one grandmother. Burial Yellow Creek Cem.

10/23/1919 - Samuel J. PLETCHER died Oct 20, 1919 in train accident. Born Feb 4, 1863 near Wakarusa s/o Henry and Sarah PLETCHER. Married Sep 2, 1883 to Lydia SALSBERRY d/o Louis and Catherine SALSBERRY. Moved to Marshall Co after marriage. Moved back to Elkhart Co 16 years ago. Survivors: wife, five sons - Reuben, Cornelius, Harley, Clayton and Delbert; two daughters - Mrs. Clayton THORNTON and Miss Amber PLETCHER. four brothers - Adam of Luddington, MI; Emerson of MO., John of Wakarusa; two sisters - Mrs. Reuben PHILIPS; Mrs. Emma SMELTZER of Nappanee. Funeral services Wednesday at PLETCHER home by Rev. J. H. Heldt of Bethel Evangelical Church with burial at South Union Cemetery.

11/06/1919 - Freda PLETCHER died Nov 2, 1919 N.E. of Wakarusa of inflammatory rheumatism and heart ailment. Born in 1902 d/o Christian B. PLETCHER. Survivors: parents and brothers and sisters - Mrs. Floyd CANEN, Mrs. Josh FETTERS, Samuel PLETCHER, Mrs. Ralph MICHAEL, and Mabel, Florence and Albert PLETCHER. Funeral services Wednesday at Olive Church by Rev. David Yoder and Rev. Sylvester Bartlett. Interment in Olive Cemetery.

02/12/1920 - Amanda (PLETCHER) STUMP, d/o Samuel and Lovina PLETCHER, born in Wakarusa 28 Feb 1884, died 4 Feb 1920, aged 35y 11m 4d. Married Irvin STUMP 3 Nov 1902. Two children Milo and Harvey. Survivors: husband, sons, mother, three sisters Mrs. Albert SHAUM, Mrs Joseph B LECHLITNER, and Mrs Peter HUGHES all of Wakarusa and brother Vern of Niles MI, two half brothers Levi PLETCHER of Wakarusa and Andrew of Mishawaka, half sister Nancy PERRY of Wakarusa. Member of Mennonite Brethren in Christ Church since March 1904. She was a very affectionate and kind hearted mother and in the community known as a good neighbor and one who was always interested in the welfare of others. Funeral held from MBC Church in Wakarusa. Burial in Olive Cemetery.

02/19/1920 - Orville PLETCHER died Feb 18, 1920. Born Mar 26, 1901 in Wakarusa s/o Mr & Mrs Jacob PLETCHER. Survivors: parents and one brother - Clifford - professor in Bristol schools, one sister Dove at home. Funeral at Christian Church Friday afternoon - Feb 20.

02/26/1920 - Notice of Sale of Real Estate of Henry P PLETCHER, 5 Apr 1920. SE quarter of SE quarter of section 10 in township 35 north Range 5 east. Containing 40 acres. Also 30 acres of north side of NW quarter of section 14 exclusive of one acre chruch lot in township 35 north Range 5 east, containing the aggregate 70 acres of land more or less in Elkhart County.

03/04/1920 - Mrs Walter EBY dies of Influenza - Mrs Walter EBY, of six miles north of Wakarusa, died at 7 o’clock Friday evening, a victim of influenza and paralysis. Her death came as a great shock to her relatives and friends for early Friday evening it was thought she was improving. Her husband is also sick in bed suffering from influenza although not seriously ill. Survivors: hsuband, 4 children - Grace, Edna, Earl and Glenn and her aged father, Peter PLETCHER, who makes his home with the family. The fuenral arrangements will not be made until Mr EBY’s condition improves.

03/18/1920 - Barbara PLETCHER died Mar 14, 1920 at age 68 in Harrison township. Married to John PLETCHER. Survivors: husband, sons William, Calvin, Christian, Henry, George; daughters - Mrs. Charles NUSBAUM, Mrs. Ralph PAULUS, Miss Goldie PLETCHER; brothers - Peter, Christian, Frank; sisters - Mrs. William (Mary) MIKEL, Mrs. George (Sarah) FISSGUS, Mrs. Elizabeth BUTLER, Mrs. Noah CLEMENTS. Services Thrusday at Olive Church.

03/18/1920 - Joseph NUSBAUM - FARMER DIES SUDDENLY WHILE AT WORK IN BARN - Joseph NUSBAUM, 59, Weakened by Influenza, Expires Soon After Complaining of Being Tired - Joseph NUSBAUM, aged 56, living NE of Wakarusa, died suddenly in his barn Sat afternoon of heart failure. Mr NUSBAUM had suffered from influenza this winter and never fully recovered. He is survived by his wife and a daughter, Mrs Elmer PLETCHER of Wakarusa, brother Amos NUSBAUM, and three sisters, Mrs John BILLMAN of near Wakarusa, and Mrs MILLER and Mrs RULE of Goshen. Another daughter, Miss Clara NUSBAUM, aged 27, died last winter. Mr NUSBAUM was working in the barn with a 15 year old boy who lived with him for several years. He complained of feeling tired and sat down. He fainted immediately and the boy tried to lift him and talk to him, but he was already dead. Services were held Wed forenoon at Yellow Creek Dunkard Church, Rev H> M. Schwalm officiating.

09/16/1920 - Elmer PLETCHER died Sep 14, 1920 in Elkhart. Born 1886 in Harrison township s/o Mr & Mrs John PLETCHER. Survivors: wife and three children, one brother and two sisters - Mrs. Lucretia STAHLEY and Mrs. Flora HUNSBERGER. Burial Friday at Yellow Creek.

12/27/1920 - Bartholomew RISSER, 86, died Wed night at the RISSER homestead, 4 1/2 miles NE of Wakarusa. His son-in-law and daughter, Mr and Mrs Christ PLETCHER, also shared the home with him. Burial Olive Cemetery. Last of a family of 10 children, born in Germany, s/o Mr and Mrs Henry RiSSER, the family came to U.S. when he was three years old, locating first in OH and soon after in Elkhart Co. His brother Christ RISSER died two weeks ago and his wife died last April. Survivors: Mrs. PLETCHER, Mrs Joe NUSBAUM, Mrs Abe MARTIN and William RISSER.

12/30/1920 - Jacob HERSHBERGER, aged 63 yrs, died last Thurs night at his home in Middlebury of a complication of diseases. Surviving are his wife, Mrs Martha HERSHBERGER, 2 sons, one L. I. HERSHBERGER, lives north of Wakarusa and two daughters. Funeral was Sunday at Mennonite Church in Middlebury.

01/19/1922 - Albert PLETCHER died Jan 18, 1922. Lived with Ray GROVES. Survivors: brother - Dell.

06/01/1922 - Emma PLETCHER died May 29, 1922 4 1/2 miles NW of Wakarusa. Born 1877. Married to Noah PLETCHER. Survivors: three sons - Clayton, Russel, Thomas; three daughters: Mrs. Ona GANGER, Mrs. Roscoe CULP, Miss Lula PLETCHER; three sisters and three brothers in Alabama. Funeral services Wednesday, May 31, at Olive Church with Rev. David Yoder. Burial in Olive Cemetery.

02/22/1923 - Edward PLETCHER died Feb 14, 1923. Born 1919 - four year old adopted son of Mr & Mrs. Victor PLETCHER. Burial in Olive Cemetery.

11/26/1925 - Miss Nellie PLETCHER, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs J J RITTER and other relatives here, left for her home at Hutchinson, KS, Monday.

12/31/1925 - Samuel STAUFFER, 80 years old, died yesterday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs Albert BEMILLER, 5 miles NE of Wakarusa after a short illness.

02/11/1926 - Infant PLETCHER died Feb 7, 1926. d/o Mr & Mrs. Henry PLETCHER. Survivors: parents, three brothers, six sisters, grandparents: Albert ENDERS and wife and John PLETCHER.

04/14/1927 - Melissa PLETCHER died April 10, 1927 in Collins, IN. Age 69. Married John H. PLETCHER. Survivors: Husband, six children - Frank and Olen MORNINGSTAR, Mrs. Frank KELLY, Mrs. Carrie KELC, Mrs. Mabel KOLLINGER, and Chester MORNINGSTAR. Funeral services Wednesday at Christian Church at Wakarusa with Rev. O. L. Richart of Collins and Rev. Horace Halse. Burial at South Union Cemetery.

01/05/1928 - Mrs. Sarah Nettrouer Seese, 39, wife of Oscar Seese, died Friday morning at her home, five miles northwest of Wakarusa, from diabetes, with which she had been ailing for sometime. She was born near Wakarusa, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ed Nettrouer. Her marriage to Mr. Seese took place on April 19, 1921. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Seese is survived by two brothers, Claude Nettrouer of Bourbon; and Andrew Nettrouer of Lakeville; five sisters, Lydia Overholt of Inwood, Ind; Mrs. Fred Byler and Mrs. Clem Dollwood both of South Bend, Mrs. Chas. W. Anthony, Lakeville and Miss Laura Nettrouer of Fort Wayne. The funeral services that were to have been held Monday, have been postponed until today. Thursday, at 1:00 at the home and 1:30 from Olive. The Revs. A. B. Yoder and H. S. Bower will officiate.

03/19/1928 - Lovina PLETCHER died March 24, 1928 at home of daughter Mrs. Clara HUGHES. Age 83. Married to Samuel PLETCHER. Survivors: three daughters - Mrs. Clara HUGHES, Mrs. Joseph LECHLITNER, Mrs. Albert SHAUM. One son Vernon PLETCHER of Niles, MI, one step-son Levi PLETCHER, one step daughter Mrs. Nancy PERRY of Dunlap. Funeral services Monday at Mennonite Brethren in Christ Church at Wakarusa with Rev. W. H. Moore and Rev A.B. Yoder.

11/15/1928 - Mr and Mrs Roland SECOR celebrated their Golden Anniversary at the home of their daughter Mrs Will MOORE of Jamestown. 100 were present. Mrs SECOR wore her wedding dress, grey satin, that looked like new.

12/06/1928 - Lucy Ann HOOVER, 72, wife of John HOOVER died Thursday at 5:00 at home in Wakarusa. Cause of death was pneumonia. Six weeks ago she fell down a flight of stairs into the cellar at her home sustaining a fracture to her right hip. Born in Locke twp, d/o Andrew and Elizabeth FREED. Married Mr HOOVER 13 Jun 1875. Survivors: husband, sister Mrs Benjamin MILLER of Nappanee, four brothers: Jarius, Joseph, Elmer and Henry FREED. No children. Burial Olive.

12/20/1928 - Martha RAMER, 21 years, wife of Clifford RAMER of Union Twp, died at home of foster parents Mr and Mrs John WELTY, three miles SW of Foraker, Thursday of TB. d/o Mr and Mrs Oliver ANGLEMEYER, both deceased. Survivors husband, daughter Erma Fern, five months. half sister Miss Elizabeth ANGLEMEYER.

06/27/1929 - Myrtle Irene PLETCHER - died Jun 20, 1929 six miles NE of Wakarusa. Age 39. Born in Harrison township. Married to Calvin PLETCHER. Survivors: husband, four sons - Howard, Floyd, Virgil and Dwight; one daughter Reta PLETCHER, parents Mr. & Mrs. Monroe SHANK. Funeral services Sunday, Jul 23, at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church. Burial Yellow Creek.

07/04/1929 - Christian PLETCHER died Jun 27, 1929 3 miles north of Wakarusa. Age 70. Born in 1859 in Olive township s/o John and Christiana PLETCHER. Married Anna RISSER. Survivors: Sons Albert and Samuel, five daughters - Mrs. Floyd CANEN, Mrs. Josh FETTERS, Mrs. Charles SCHROCK, Mrs. RALPH ABEL, and Mrs. Winifred ANGLEMEYER. Two brothers Peter and Frank, three sisters Mrs. Mary MIKEL, Mrs. Elizabeth BUTLER and Mrs. Sarah FISGUS. One daughter Frieda, age 17, died nine years ago. Burial Sunday in Olive Cemetery.

05/22/1930 - Mertie PLETCHER died May 20, 1930 of heart trouble three miles north one mile east of Wakarusa. Born Jun 20, 1901 d/o Frank and Catherine PLETCHER. Survivors: parents, six sisters and three brothers.

01/01/1931 - Peter PLETCHER died Dec 29, 1930 at son-in-law Walter EBY six miles NE of Wakarusa. Age 73. s/o John PLETCHER. Born in Olive township. Survivors: Son-in-law, six grand-children, five great-grandchildren, brother Frank, three sisters Mrs. Noah CLEMENTS, Mrs. Sarah FISSGUSS, Mrs. Elizabeth BUTLER. Funeral services Dec 30 at Olive Church with Rev. David Yoder and Rev. Clarence Shank. Burial in Olive Cemetery.

04/14/1932 - Belinda PLETCHER died April 10, 1932. Born March 8, 1858 in Tuscarawas Co., OH d/o Daniel and Sarah STEPHIE. Married Emerson PLETCHER in 1879. He died Nov 19, 1926. Survivors: Mrs. Clayton CANEN, Mrs. Della ROEBUCKS of ALA, Clifford, Daniel of Indpls, Lawrence of Goshen.

06/09/1932 - Ronald PLETCHER died Jun 1, 1932 age 18 in Lansing, MI. Funeral services at Charles Walley Chapel in Elkhart. Burial in Noffsinger Cemetery, Elkhart. Former Elkhart resident. Invalid since accident 10 years ago. Sustained a broken back when a pile of lumber fell on him. Lived on farm near Jamestown. Moved to Lansing with his family 15 years ago.

08/11/1932 - Lowell Franklin PLETCHER died Aug 7, 1932 three miles north one mile east of Wakarusa. Born Sep 17, 1911 three miles north and one mile east of Wakarusa s/o Mr & Mrs Frank PLETCHER. Survivors: parents, two brothers Ralph and Earl, six sisters Mrs. John NUSBAUM, Mrs. George HUNSBERGER, Mrs. Ray BLAKE, Treva, Edna, and Celestia. Funeral services Aug 10 at Olive Mennonite Church. Burial Olive Cemetery.

10/13/1932 - SORRY TO HAVE THEM LEAVE - The PLETCHER family moves to Nappanee - When our people learned that Clayton PLETCHER had decided to move to Nappanee and enter the furniture and undertaking business our people said with one accord “we are sorry to see the family leave our town.” So nicely did they fit into our business, social and church life, that their departure will be regretted by all. In 1921, Mr. PLETCHER, a young blacksmith at Jonesville, moved to Wakarusa, to take charge of the Ford branch of Smith Motor Co., of Elkhart. His business tact and genial manner soon built up a good business. For six successful years he guided the destinies of the concern and it was going strong, when in 1927, he entered into partnership with Merl YODER and purchased the Yoder Bros.’ hardware and furniture store, the firm being known as Yoder Bros Inc. Recently Ray YODER of Elkhart purchased Mr. PLETCHER’s interest in the firm. Mr. PLETCHER has been looking about since his retirement and finally settled on Nappanee as the best prospect for a furniture and undertaking business. Nappanee can be congratulated in securing such a valuable man to join up with their business interest. We feel sure Mrs. PLETCHER and daughter, Katherine, will be welcomed into their church circles as both have been active in church and Sunday school work. LaVern, the son, is attending North Manchester college and no doubt will assist his father in the business later. Henry STAHLY of Nappanee, will be associated with Mr. PLETCHER.

10/13/1932 - Infant PLETCHER died Oct 7, 1932 at age 15 months. Born Jul 31, 1931 s/o Mr & Mrs. John PLETCHER. Grandparents: Mr & Mrs William FRICK. Funeral services in Olive Mennonite Church Oct 11. Burial Olive Cemetery. Fell in tub of hot water.

07/06/1933 - Frank PLETCHER died Jul 3, 1933 four miles NE of Wakarusa. Suffered for one year with cancer. Age 64. Born Jul 1, 1869 near Wakarusa. Married Dec 23, 1888 to Catherine SHERMAN. Survivors: wife, children: Mrs. John NUSBAUM, Ralph, Earl, Mrs. George HUNSBERGER, Treva, Eddna, Celesta. Two children - Myrtle and Lowell preceded him in death. Funeral: Jul 6, Olive Church.

08/10/1933 - Mary PLETCHER died Aug 8, 1933 in Wakarusa of heart trouble. Born Oct 21, 1856 in Harrison township d/o Mr & Mrs Anthony CULP. Married Levi PLETCHER on Jan 11, 1881. Three children - Charles M, Milo and Oscar who died 21 years ago. Survivors: husband, son Charles, three grandhcildren: Paul, Mabel and Robert PLETCHER; three brothers Simon, David and Anthony. Funeral at Yellow Creek Church.

09/28/1933 - Elizabeth A CHRISTNER - Mrs Elizabeth A CHRISTNER, 80, grandmother of Elkhart City Treasurer, Howard F. CHRISTNER, died at 10:20 Friday forenoon at the home of a dau, Mrs Macy T (Iva) GRIPPEN, in Osceola. She had been in failing health for a long time. The dau of Mr and Mrs Christian PLETCHER, Mrs CHRISTNER spent most of her life in Harrison township northeast of Wakarusa. Her husband, Aaron CHRISTNER, died 30 years ago and for the last 14 years she made her home with Mr and Mrs GRIPPEN moving with them from Osceola to Elkhart a number of years ago. Surv. are seven children - Mrs GRIPPEN, Mrs William (Alverta) DETWEILER, and Melvin CHRISTNER of Nappanee, Charles CHRISTNER of near Wakarusa, Ed CHRISTNER of Union MI, and Irvin CHRISTNER of Los Angeles. There are also two brothers, John and Noah PLETCHER both of whom live NE of Wakarusa. Services were Sunday at Olive.

09/20/1934 - Samuel Henry PLETCHER died Sep 14, 1934 in Jamestown of dropsy. Born Dec 16, 1870 in Jamestown s/o Samuel and Catherine PLETCHER. Survivors: sister Rosa and Mrs. George MARSHAL; brother Joseph. Funeral Sep 16 at Olive Mennonite Church. Burial Olive Cemetery.

10/18/1934 - Rosa PLETCHER died Oct 15, 1934 in Jamestown. Born Dec 22, 1878 in Jamestown d/o Samuel. Survivors: Brother Joseph, Sister Mrs. George Marshall, half-sister Mrs. Mary FLENNER. Services Oct 17 at Olive Church. Burial Olive Cemetery.

07/11/1935 - Lee STAUFFER, 60, died Sunday at home, 313 First St, Goshen, of heart trouble. Born in Olive Twp. Survivors: wife Nettie (NUSBUAM) who he married in 1896. Three sisters Mrs Martin BANE, Mrs Frank SMITH, Mrs Albert BEMILLER. Burial West Side Cemetery. NOTE: This is the grand son of Anna (PLETCHER) STAUFFER.

12/12/1935 - Clara Ellen CULP PLETCHER died Dec 6, 1935 in Wakarusa. Born May 17, 1872 in Harrison township d/o Henry B. CULP. Married Oct 10, 1891 to Jacob PLETCHER. Survivors: son Clifford, daughter Mrs. James (Dove) GROVES, two grandchildren - John David GROVES and Clara Ellen GROVES age 4, a son Orville died in 1920 at age 19 years; sister Sarah STUMP and three brothers Frank, John, Enos. Burial Monday at Olive Cemetery.

01/30/1936 - Levi PLETCHER died Jan 17, 1936. Born Oct 19, 1854 in Wakarusa s/o Mr and Mrs. Samuel PLETCHER. Married Jan 11, 1881 to Mary CULP. Wife died Aug 8, 1933. Children: Oscar died at age 17 and Milo at age 21 (22 years ago within six months of each other) and Charles. Survivors: son Charles, three grandchildren - Paul and Robert and Mrs. Carl (Mabel) EBY, one great-grandson - Charles; one half-brother Vern of Niles, MI, three half sisters - Mrs. Emma SHAUM, Mrs. Joe LECHLITNER, Mrs. Etta HUGHES. Fuenral services Jan 26 at Yellow Creek Mennonite Brick Church. Burial Yellow Creek Cem.

04/30/1936 - Elsie H. FETTERS PLETCHER died April 29, 1936. Born Sep 3, 1893 in Harrison Township d/o Simon and Hannah FETTERS. Married Clayton PLETCHER. Survivors: Husband, children: LaVern and Katherine; brother Joshua.

06/18/1936 - Rhoda (PLETCHER) RITTER, d/o Samuel H PLETCHER and Mrs Susannah (HOLDEMAN) PLETCHER was born near Mound Ridge, McPherson Co Kansas, 21 Apr 1886. Died at her home in Wakarusa, Sat afternoon at 6. Her girlhood days were spent in KS. She married Judson RITTER 5 Feb 1905 and moved to Elkhart where they lived for one year and a half and then returned to Newton KS where Mr RITTER was engaged in the barber business for four years when they again moved to Indiana locating in Wakarusa where they have lived since. She had been ill for some time and on Feb 5 underwent an operation for the removal of tumors at Elkhart General Hospital. Weeks of intense suffering followed which she bore bravely and was tenderly and lovingly cared for by her sisters Mrs Carl W ALUMBAUGH of Detroit MI and Mrs H H CORBIN of Newton KS. Survivors: hsuband, mother, who has been at her bedside for three weeks and a grand dau, Beverly RITTER of Elkhart. A son, their only child, died 23 Mar 1933 at age of 25 years. She also leaves sisters and brother: Mrs. H H CORBIN of Newton KS, Mrs C W ALUMBAUGH of Detroit, Mrs I L BYLER of Wellington KS, Mrs G H BUSS of Bedmont KS, Miss Nellie PLETCHER, Roy and Paul PLETCHER, Mrs Lorena McDANIEL and Mrs E E SMITH all of Newton and Mrs John MILLER of San Antonio TX. Member Christian Church. Cared for Mr RITTER who has been a helpless invalid for several eyars. Buried Wed. Olive Cemetery.

04/22/1937 - Noah PLETCHER died April 16, 1937 NE Wakarusa in Harrison township. born Feb 15, 1866 in Harrison Township s/o Mr & Mrs Christian PLETCHER. Married Emma who died in 1922. Survivors: Children - Walter O, Roscoe T. of Los Angeles, Clayton, Mrs. Vern LeCOUNT of Wawaka,MI, Russell J of South Bend, Mrs. Herbert J WRIGHT of Montpelier, OH and Thomas.

05/1937 - Harvey E. PLETCHER died May 15, 1937 of Brights disease. Born Aug 31, 1879 in Clinton township s/o Abram and Elizabeth (WEAVER) PLETCHER. Married Nora SCHWALM March 7, 1909 at home of her parents Rev & Mrs. H. M. SCHWALM. Survivors: wife, sons Harold of Binghamton, NY; Donald and Howard, father age 88, two sisters: Mrs. Will WEAVER and Mrs. Charles CRIPE, two brothers William E. and Arthur both of Goshen. Fuenral services May 17 at Rock Run Church. Burial at Rock Run Cemetery.

07/1937 - Amanda CASSLER PLETCHER died Friday July 2, 1937 at age 65 in Lansing, MI. Born in Wakarusa. Married William H. PLETCHER. Sister of Mrs. Adam NEWCOMER. Burial in Noffsinger Cemetery, Baugo Township. Moved to Pontiac, MI 15 years ago.

06/01/1939 - Syliva Mae PLETCHER died May 25, 1939 six miles NE of Wakarusa of influenza. Born July 30, 1923 in Harrison Township d/o Elmer and Sadie (NUNEMAKER) PLETCHER. Survivors: parents, sister Beulah, grandmother Mrs. Mary PLETCHER. Services May 27, at Yellow Creek. Burial in Yellow Creek Cemetery.

08/01/1940 - Cornelius PLETCHER died Jul 30, 1940, age 72 at home of Mrs. Frank PLETCHER 4 1/2 miles NE of Wakarusa. Born 1868 near Wakarusa s/o Henry PLETCHER. Married Ida PARCELL who died in 1928. Lived in Cape Girardeau, MO. Cousin of Mrs. Noah CLEMENTS. Survivors: Son Bernard, Orville, Mrs. Golda TOTTON, Mrs. Blaine STAFFORD, Leo PLETCHER.

02/26/1942 - Victor PLETCHER died Feb 22, 1942 in Goshen Hospital. Born Dec 6, 1895 in Harrison township s/o Mr & Mrs John S. PLETCHER. Married Laura HOOVER in 1915. Survivors: wife, daughter Thelma. Funeral services Feb 25 at Church of Brethren in Goshen. Crushed while greasing a car.

10/29/1942 - Lydia SALISBURY PLETCHER died Oct 22, 1942 in Elkhart. Born Sep 11, 1854 in Locke township. Married Samuel J. PLETCHER who died Oct 20, 1919. Survivors: Mrs. Clayton THORNTON and Mrs. Ralph A. WADE; five sons Cornelius, Reuben, Harley, Clayton and Delbert. Services Bethel Evangelical Church. Burial in South Union Cemetery.

07/19/1945 - Eliza A. PLETCHER died Jul 1945 at age 76. Born May 29, 1869 in Wood Co. OH. d/o Mr & Mrs Bartholomew RISSER. Married Christian B. PLETCHER who died Jun 27, 1929. Survivors: Mrs. Sadie CANEN, Mrs. Joshua FETTERS, Samuel, Mrs. Charles SCHROCK, Mrs. Edna ABEL, Mrs. Florence ANGLEMEYER, Albert; Sisters - Mrs. Murray MARTIN and Mrs. Elizabeth NUSBAUM; Brother - William B. RISSER. Burial Olive Cemetery on Wednesday.

09/13/1945 - John Henry PLETCHER died Sep 7, 1945 in Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. Age 76. Married to Lucy Irene. Survivors: wife, two sons John and Emmet, daughter Sarah all at home. Services at Wakarusa Christian Church. Burial South Union Cemetery.

08/18/1949 - Delbert Ellsworth PLETCHER died Aug 1949. Born Jan 7, 1867 in Wakarusa s/o David and Mary (WARD) PLETCHER. Married Josephine BROWN in 1898 who died Nov 18, 1934. Survivors: Mrs. George (Carrie) SHOUP, Mrs. Harold (Daisey) McLAUGHLIN, Mrs. Vern FREEL; sons Merle D, Walter. Burial Olive Cemetery.

08/03/1950 - Jacob PLETCHER died Jul 26, 1950 in South Bend. Born Oct 22, 1864 in Wood Co., OH s/o Henry and Elizabeth (RISSER) PLETCHER. Married Clara CULP Oct 11, 1891. She died in 1935. Survivors: son Clifford A of South Bend, daughter Mrs. James (Dove) GROVE of Rome; two grandchildren, brother Daniel PLETCHER of Goshen; two sisters Magadalene PLETCHER and Mrs. Elizabeth CULP of Foraker. Services Jul 29, Charles W. Hahn, Christian Science reader of South Bend. Burial in Olive Cemetery.

01/31/1952 - Magdalena PLETCHER died Jan 1952 at age 79 in Waterford. Born in Wood Co., OH d/o Henry and Elizabeth (RISSER) PLETCHER. Would have been 79 years old on Saturday (Feb 2). Survivors: sister Mrs. Elizabeth CULP, brother Daniel PLETCHER.

05/22/1952 - Mary FOX PLETCHER died May 20, 1952 one mile east of Yellow Creek Church. Born May 7, 1872 in Olive township d/o David and Elizabeth CULP FOX. Married Jesse PLETCHER in 1893. He died in 1917. One daughter preceded her in death. Survivors: Son Elmer, one grand daughter Mrs. Earl (Beulah) Ganger and one great-grand-son Reuben James GANGER. Services May 23. Burial Yellow Creek Cemetery.

01/01/1953 - Susie PLETCHER died Saturday morning, Dec 27, 1952. Born May 30, 1868 in Wood Co., OH d/o Lewis and Esther RISSER. Married William PLETCHER in 1901. Survivors: husband, son - John L. PLETCHER of Goshen. Services Dec 30. Burial at Olive Cemetery.

10/07/1953 - George PLETCHER died Oct 6, 1953 seven miles north of Wakarusa. Born Oct 12, 1891 in Harrison township. Married Myrtle BACHTEL on Nov 27, 1915. Survivors: Wife, four sons - Morris, Ephriam, Jerry and Luke; two daughters - Clara Mae RUPP of Wauseon, OH and Rosie Ann.; four brothers - William and Calvin of Goshen and Henry and Christian of Elkhart; two sisters - Mrs. Ralph PAULUS and Goldie PLETCHER. Services Oct 8, Burial Olive Cemetery.

01/15/1953 - Pvt Carl PLETCHER, s/o Mr and Mrs Earl PLETCHER of Jonesville has arrived in Germany. Pvt PLETCHER was inducted into army 6 Feb 1951 and received training at Ft Knox KY. His wife Betty is residing with her parents, Mr and Mrs Malcolm BROWNING in Seymour. Pvt PLETCHER is graduate of Wakarusa H.S., attended Ball State College one year, then took over the Jonesville store for 14 months until his induction.

01/21/1953 - Mrs Florence Ada ANGLEMEYER, 46, died in Elkhart General Hospital Sunday morning. Death caused by asthmatic heart condition. Born 27 Nov 1906, d/o Mr and Mrs Christian PLETCHER. Survivors: 2 children Lowell and Mary, sisters and brothers: Sadie CANEN, Mrs Joshua FETTERS, Mrs Charles SCHROCK, Mrs Edna ABEL, Samuel PLETCHER and Albert PLETCHER all of Wakarusa. Burial Olive Cemetery.

02/17/1954 - Mary Ellen PLETCHER died Feb 15, 1954 in Wakarusa. Born May 14, 1864 in Stark Co.., OH d/o Fred and Eliza (MILLER) YOUNG. Married Jacob F. PLETCHER on March 6, 1882. He died in 1905. Survivors: three daughters - Ruth, Mrs. Charles (Edna) MARKS, Mrs. Forrest (Dora) WATERMAN of Cleveland, OH; two sons Fred of Elkhart and Charles of Nappanee; one sister - Mrs. Dora ELLIOTT. Burial Feb 17, North Union Cemetery.

03/17/1954 - Catherine Ann PLETCHER died at home 3 miles NE of Wakarusa at age 80. Born Jul 5, 1873 in Harrison township d/o John and Elizabeth (CLIPP) SHERMAN. Married Frank PLETCHER on Dec 23, 1888. He died Jul 3, 1933. Three daughters preceded her death. Survivors: daughters Mrs. Howard (Edna) PARCELL, Treva PLETCHER, Mrs. John (Della) NUSBAUM, Mrs. Rolland (Celestia) TROXELL, Mrs. Ray (Ruth) BLAKE, Mrs. George (Ethel) HUNSBERGER; Sons - Ralph and Earl. Burial Sunday in Olive Cemetery.

05/19/1954 - James Vernon PLETCHER died May 18, 1954 of heart attack at home of nephew Mr & Mrs. Elmer PLETCHER SE of Wakarusa. Born Nov 8, 1880 in Wakarusa s/o Samuel and Lavina (RUPERT) PLETCHER. Last of a family of 16 children. Survivors: Daughter Mrs. Milton (Fern) GRAY of Berrien Springs, one step-daughter Mrs. Herbert (Cleo) FORBES of Niles, one step-son Ralph J. PLETCHER of Marcellus, MI. Burial May 20 in Olive Cemetery.

07/28/1954 - Henry PLETCHER died Jul 17, 1954 NW of Wakarusa. He was injured by a horse. Born March 12, 1888 in Harrison Township. Survivors: wife, children - Mrs. Marjorie SHIRK of Chicago, Mrs. Forest MOTTS, Mrs. Harold STICKEL, Mrs. Robert STEIN, Mrs. John HAHN, Mrs. Harold HISEY, Mrs. James FREED, Mrs. Robert McGOWAN of Glens Falls, NY, Mrs. Robert BERKEY, and Sandra at home, Ernest I, Donald, Kenneth and Warren PLETCHER; brothers - William, Calvin and Chris, two sisters - Mrs. Ralph TAULIS, Miss Goldie PLETCHER. Burial - Jul 20, Olive Cemetery.

04/20/1955 - Ralph PLETCHER died April 12, 1955 of Marcellus, MI died at Portsmouth, OH. Born in Wakarusa s/o Noah and Rosella (ERTZ) PLETCHER. Survivors: wife - Cora; son - John, daughters - Mrs. Helen HAECK and Alice GRAHAM; Mother, sister - Mrs. Herbert FORBES of Niles; half sister - Mrs. Milton GREY of Berrien Springs.

10/30/1957 - Clayton PLETCHER died Oct 23, 1957 at age 65. Born Sep 30, 1892 in Alabama s/o Mr & Mrs Noah PLETCHER. Married Elsie FETTERS on Nov 1, 1913. She died April 1936. Married Katie Maude McDOWELL on Feb 5, 1939. Survivors: son - LaVerne, Daughter - Mrs. Wilfred GANSHORN; three brothers Thomas, John R, Walter; sister - Mrs. Jerry SECKEL, Mrs. Roscoe CULP. Burial Saturday at Olive Cemetery. Founded PLETCHER Furniture Co.

07/16/1958 - Christian G. PLETCHER died Jul 14, 1958 at home east of Jonesville at age 72. Born Sep 14, 1885 in Harrison Township s/o John W. and Barbara PLETCHER. Survivors: Brothers William and Calvin; sisters Mrs. Ralph (Treva) PAULUS and Miss Goldie PLETCHER. Burial in Olive Cemetery, Thursday.

09/10/1958 - Maude PLETCHER died Aug 29, 1958 in Wakarusa of heart attack. Born May 11, 1887 in Harrison township d/o John and Elizabeth DOERING. Married Charles PLETCHER on Dec 29, 1909. Survivors: husband, children - Paul and Mrs. (Mabel) Carl EBY, brother Harve DOERING. Burial Sep 8, Olive Cemetery.

WARSAW TIMES Warsaw, Kosciusko County, IN

01/11/1900 - DAVID PLETCHER FALLS DEAD - HIS LIFELESS FORM IS DISCOVERED ON THE FARM OF JOHN A PITTENGER, TWO MILES SOUTH OF TOWN - David PLETCHER, 65 years, dropped dead Wednesday afternoon about 2 o’clock at the farm of John A Pittenger Jr. two miles south of Warsaw. Neuralgia of the heart is supposed to have been the immediate cause of death. David PLETCHER resided in Warsaw with the family of a son, Robert PLETCHER, whose home is on Prospect Hill, having separated from his second wife whom he married only a few months ago. Occassionally of late in the daytime he would go to the farm of John A Pittenger, where he would assist another son, Frank PLETCHER, in the latter’s duties about the Pittenger place. On Wed he was there for the purpose of helping Mr Stram nearby in cutting wood and ate a hearty dinner at Pittenger’s. In the afternoon hew ent to one of the out buildings and as he did not return within a resonable time his absence was noticed. A few minutes later his lifeless body was discovered in the water-closet where he had fallen. The idea of suicide is not entertained for a moment by those closely connected with Mr PLETCHER and it is altogether probable that a sudden attack upon the heart caused his death. About six weeks ago Mr Pittenger asserts that PLETCHER complained one day to him about a violent pain in the stomach and left side. After a short rest the pain subsided and PLETCHER soon ceased to complain. Acting coroner Eiler was notified but it was not thought necessary to hold an inquest. David PLETCHER was an old soldier, a veteran of the Forty-fourth Indiana Regiment. He was a man highly respected by all who knew him and he had quite an extensive acquaintance throughout Warsaw and the surrounding country. The funeral will be held at 10 o’clock a.m. Friday at the Walnut Creek U.B. Church just south of Warsaw, the Rev H E Butler officiating. All old soldiers in Warsaw and vicinity are invited to attend the obsequies.

05/07/1943 - Henry Sanford PLETCHER - died May 7, 1943 at Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw. Age 77. Son of Mr & Mrs. David Wesley PLETCHER. Married Etta Cook in 1893 in Warsaw. Member Mentone Methodist Church. Resided in Mentone nearly all his life. Survivors: Sons Donald and Henry of Warsaw, David of Jackson, MI, Dale of Barnesville, OH. Daughters: Mrs. Wesley Gwen of Cleveland, OH. Two daughters preceded him in death. Burial Sunday, in Oakwood Cemetery. Kelley Funeral Home, United Brethren Church.

10/25/1943 - Fred A. PLETCHER - died Oct 24, 1943, age 25. Son of Mr & Mrs. Ray PLETCHER of Warsaw. Residence in Fort Wayne. Died at Methodist Hospital from cerebral hemorrhage after police found him lying in street unconscious. He was salesman for Summit News Agency. Believed he lost consciousness getting out of truck on his route. He was to be married to Miss Maxine McConnehey at 3:30 Sunday. Member of United Brethren Church. Graduate of Warsaw H.S. (1937) and International Business College in Fort Wayne. Survivors: Parents, sister Doris PLETCHER WRIGHT (Mrs. Dale) of Monterey, Ca. , Grandmother Mrs. Fannie PLETCHER of Warsaw and great-grandmother Mrs. Lemuel SEE. Burial Thursday in Oakwood Cemetery.

09/21/1949 - Fannie D. PLETCHER - died Sept 21, 1949, age 73, in Murphy Medical Center of cancer. Born Aug 16, 1876 in Worthington, IN and moved to Warsaw when 14. Married Oct 16, 1893 to Frank PLETCHER who died in 1928. Survivors: Three sons Charles M. of Nappanee, Ray M. of Warsaw, George O. of Michigan City. Three daughters: Mrs. Joe STRAUSS, Mrs. J. Arthur STEVENS of South Bend, Mrs. George KIMES of Fort Wayne, two daughters preceded her in death, Mrs. Fred HESS in 1918 and the other in infancy. Member Evangelical United Brethren Church. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Friday.

02/01/1952 - Magdalena PLETCHER died Wednesday at Weaver Nursing home at Waterford. She suffered stroke of paralysis. Residence: Foraker. Survivors: sister Mrs. Albert CULP, brother Daniel S. PLETCHER. Burial Saturday at Yellow Creek Cemetery.

05/18/1958 - Ray M. PLETCHER - died May 17, 1958 of coronary occlusion while helping wife with spring cleaning. Fell dead in yard. Age 61. Born April 19, 1897 in Kosciusko County, son of Frank and Fannie (OOLEY) PLETCHER. Married in 1917 to Gladys MILLER in Atwood. Road Contractor. Member of Warsaw Evang. United Brethren Church. Survivors: Wife, Daughters: Mrs. Dale WRIGHT of Warsaw, three sisters: Mrs. Joe STRAUSS, Mrs. Arthur STEVENS, Mrs. George KIMES, two brothers Charles of Nappanee, George in Florida, 3 grandchildren. Son Fred preceded him in death in 1943. Services Tuesday at EUB church. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

The Anderson Herald Anderson, Madison County, IN

07/07/1919 - Thomas H. McGuire, age 47, died at 3:30 a.m. Sunday at the Gospel Trumpet Home in Park Place following several months illness with a complication of diseases. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Trump Home. Mr. McGuire is survived by a widow.

12/18/1949 - The Rev. Fred PLETCHER, age 61, 1607 East Seventh Street died last night at the family home after an illness of several months. The Rev. Mr. PLETCHER was a former pastor of the Arrow Heights Church of God here and had served pastorates in Nappanee, Ind. and Fort Morgan and Littleton, Colorado....The deceased was born in Wakarusa, Ind. and lived on a farm near that community until he came to this city in 1906 to work for the Gospel Trumpet Company. He spent thirteen months in Florida in evangelistic work. The Rev. Mr. PLETCHER started his preaching career in 1913 and was ordained in 1917. After serving at the several pastorages throughout the state and in Colorado he returned to this city in 1930. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Lestie A. PLETCHER; one daughter, Miss Letha PLETCHER, Anderson; one son James R. PLETCHER, Findlay, Ohio; four brothers Nathan PLETCHER, Argos, Ind.; John and Henry PLETCHER, Nappanee, and Walter of Syracuse, Ind. and several nieces and nephews.

10/29/1971 - Friday - Walter Jacob PLETCHER, 71, of Syracuse, died Oct 22 at his home. He attended Anderson College and is survived by several nephews here. Also surviving are the widow Florence; four children Mrs. Ralph (Nancy) ALLEN of Noblesville, David PLETCHER of Fort Wayne and Kenneth and Wanetta PLETCHER at home; three grandchildren and a brother, Nathan PLETCHER of Argos.

02/21/1983 - Florence PLETCHER, age 75, with son Kenneth D PLETCHER, age 43,, both of Rt2 Syracuse were killed Sunday in an auto accident. A niece, nephew and cousin in the Anderson area survive. Joint services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wed. at Harris Funeral Home in Syracuse. Burial in Syracuse Cemetery.

The Bremen Banner Bremen, Marshall County, IN

11/25/1886 - MUNCIE ITEM - Emerson and John PLETCHER, of Elkhart Co., visited with their brother, Sam, of this vicinity, last Saturday and Sunday.

Bremen Enquirer Bremen, Marshall County, IN

01/05/1900 - Jacob PLETCHER, aged seventy-five years, residing three miles north and one mile east of Wakarusa, died very suddenly Friday morning at the home of his son Frank, falling dead while playing with his grandchildren, after having performed his morning’s chores. His wife died several years ago. NOTE: This should be John PLETCHER not Jacob.

Wabash Co, IN

07/06/1961 - Anna E PLETCHER, b. Wabash Co, d/o John and Elizabeth (GEIGLE) SCHLEMMER, m. Theodore PLETCHER, died at home of dau Mrs. Kenneth WOLFSKILL, Saturday in Weston, Mass., age 90. Survivors Husband, son Donald PLETCHER of Brooklyn, NY, dau, sister and brothers, 4 gr-ch. She was former school teacher. Belonged to Baptist Church in Weston. 1890 graduate of Wabash H.S. Bur Tuesday, Falls Cemetery, Eddingfield Mortuary.

Columbia City Post

10/24/1906 - GUY, Mrs. Frank - Mary PLETCHER was born 22 Dec 1842 in Ohio; died 20 Oct. 1906 at her home west of Larwill, Ind. Death followed fracture of a hip when she fell through a culvert in Pierceton, Ind. Her parents, Mr John and Elizabeth PLETCHER located in Richland Tp., Whitely Co., Ind. when she was 7 years old. She married 18 Sep 1862 and had no children of her own. They adopted Anna MOSHER who married Jacob LETCHER and now lives in Kalispel, Mont. Her husband survives her, also three sisters and three brothers: eli PLETCHER of Pasadena, Calif.; Joseph in Pierceton, Ind.; Henry in South Whitley, Ind.; Mrs. Catherine SNYDER, Columbia City, Ind.; Mrs. Martha BEARD, Larwill, Ind. and Mrs. Barbara FISHER in Nebraska. The Rev. S. B. Stookey conducted the funeral service; burial was near Larwill.

10/21/1910 (Col City Commercial Mail) - John A BETZNER, aged 54 years 2 mo and 7 days, died Saturday 11:35 p.m. at home four miles SW of Columbia City. Born in Whitley Co 8 Aug 1856 to Owen and Catherine (PLETCHER) BETZNER. His father died 1872 and mother married John SNYDER. On 14 Oct 1877 married Harriet ESSIG. Eight of their 11 children are living: Mrs Wm PARRISH of Richland Tp Whitley Co; Mrs Ira MEADOWS of Cleveland Tp Whitley Co; Fred, Anna, Maze, Mildred, Maude and Gertrude at home. A brother William BETZNER lives in Thorncreek Tp Whitely Co; a sister Mrs Eli BOLINGER in Columbia City and brother Frank T BETZNER in Billings Mont. Burial Oak Grove ME Church Cem.

12/28/1931 - Mrs Martha BEARD, a resident at Larwill since 1896 died at 9 o’clock Saturday night at the home of her son Fred BEARD, one mile north of that place in Richland Tp following an illness of seven weeks of heart trouble. Born on the Markwalter farm west of Columbia City 8 Nov 1850. She married near Lorane to William R BEARD on 26 May 1869. She moved from Albion to Larwill and had since resided in that vicinity. The surviving relatives are four children: William and Fred BEARD of Larwill; Mrs Rose JOLLY of South Bend and Harry BEARD of South Whitley and one brother Henry PLETCHER of Colonial Beach VA. Member of Wesleyan Methodist Church at Larwill since 1888. She was devoted to her church and her family and was a kind neighbor and friend. Burial Tuesday in Cemetery at Albion.

03/04/1940 - J R PLETCHER Dies After Long Illness - Assistant Postmaster, Active Many Years in Church and Fraternal Life of Community Dies Early Today - Illness, which forced him to give up his work as assistant postmaster here last May 22, caused the death of Jacob Riley PLETCHER, 65, for many years prominent in the church and fraternal life of the community. Mr. PLETCHER’s death occurred at the Linville Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient since last Oct 16. Death was due to myasthenia, a muscular debility accompanying a disease which attacked the nerves controlling the throat functions. Mr. PLETCHER had been assistant Postmaster at the Columbia City Post Office since April 1916. He was employed as sub-clerk in May 1913. In Oct 1913, he became full-time clerk. He was a member of Trinity Methodist church. He had been active for many years in the congregation’s activities. Survivors: wife, Mrs. Anna PLETCHER, 601 W Ellsworth St, one son Russell PLETCHER, 214 S Elm St, mother, Mrs. Catherine PLETCHER of Winona Lake, who will be 100 years old next June 14; and three brothers, Lester PLETCHER of Winona Lake, and W H PLETCHER and E F PLETCHER of Pierceton and two gr-ch. Preceding him in death were an infant son, his father and two sisters. He was born 22 Dec 1874 at Larwill to Joseph and Catherine BEARD PLETCHER who were natives of Ohio. On 4 Mar 1900, he was married at Larwill to Miss Anna GUY of Richland Twp. With the exception of a 4 year residence in Montana, he had been a life-long resident of Whitley Co. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wed. in Trinity Methodist Church. Services by Rev. R C Plank of Wabash, former local Methodist Minister. Interment in Lakeview Cemetery at Larwill.

09/27/1946 (The Comm Mail) - Death Claims Prominent Local Man - Active in Masonic Circles - Was Purchasing Agent for the Columbia Products - J Russell PLETCHER, 40 years old, purchasing Agent for the Columbia Products Div of the Weatherhead Co, died at 9 o’clock last night at the Lutherin Hospital in Fort Wayne, where he had been a patient for the past two weeks. The immediate cause of death was acute post-operative cardiac failure following treatment for Bantis disease. Prior to entering Ft Wayne Hospital, Mr. PLETCHER had visited the Mayo Clinic at Rochester Minn for observation and treatment. Member of Trinity Methodist Church and for many years had taken an active part in work of all the Columbia City Masonic bodies. Born 27 Feb 1906 to Jacob and Anna GUY PLETCHER at Kalispel, Mont. With his parents, he moved to a farm near Larwill. In the year 1912 the family moved to Columbia City. He attended Columbia City High School and following graduation entered Purdue University from which he received his degree. Married Mary Troxel, who survives with two children, a son, James, age 13, and a daughter, Shirley Anne, age 11, and his mother, Mrs. Jacob PLETCHER of 601 W. Ellsworth St. Burial in Greenhill Cemetery.

Fort Wayne News Sentinel Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN

06/04/1918 - Fort Wayne News and Sentinel - Joseph Pletcher Seriously Ill - Columbia City, Ind., June 4 - Joseph Pletcher father of Deputy Postmaster Jacob Pletcher, is critically ill at the Lutheran hospital, Fort Wayne, where he was taken on Memorial day, after suffering a severe attack of bladder trouble while visiting his son in this city that day. The aged Mr. Pletcher is 83 years old and his condition is giving the members of his family much concern. An operation is probably necessary and it is feared that he cannot endure the effects of it.

06/08/1918 - Fort Wayne News and Sentinel - JOSEPH PLETCHER DEAD - Columbia City, Ind., June 8 - Joseph Pletcher, of Pierceton, who lived in Whitley county over half a century, died at the Lutheran hospital, Fort Wayne, Friday morning at 1 o'clock from uremic poisoning. The deceased was one of the pioneers of the county. His father homesteaded the land just west of this city where J W Markwalter now lives in the spring of 1843. On September 28 he and his wife celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary at the home of their son, E. P. Pletcher in Pierceton. He was 83 years old. He was united in marriage September 28, 1857, to Catherine Beard who survives. Six children were born to them, two of them girls, who died in childhood, and four boys, L. M. Pletcher of Troy township, W. W. H. Pletcher, and E. F. Pletcher of Pierceton, and Deputy Postmaster Jacob Pletcher, of this city. The deceased also was the oldest of a family of twelve children, five of whom survive, as follows: Eli, of Los Angeles, Cal., Henry of Virginia; Mrs. Martha Beard, of Larwill, Mrs. Catherine Snyder, of this city, and Mrs. Barbara Fisher, of Oklahoma. The funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Wesleyan church at Larwill with burial in the Adams cemetery in Troy township.

05/12/1993 - 06A - L. Louis PLETCHER, 76, Fort Wayne, died Monday. Mative of Pierceton. Owned L Louis PLETCHER and Co. from 1950 to 1992. Survivors: wife Dorothy, daughters Ann PLETCHER and Sarah LONG both of Fort Wayne, sister Helen REID of Elgin, ILL.

10/17/1994 A-10 - John F PLETCHER, 75, Fort Wayne, died Oct. 16. Native of Pierceton. Survivor: Sisters Ruth BEAMS and Mary HUMPHRIES both of Fort Wayne. Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: Fort Wayne resident since 1922.

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Name List

Note: This is not an all inclusive list of names contained in the articles. Only the subject of the obituary is listed.

Balsley, Alpha, Mishawaka IN, 1 Mar 1918
Beachy, John, Middlebury IN, 4 & 11 Apr 1914
Beam, Manora (Mrs. James), Nappanee, 27 Sep 1905
Beam, J J, Argos, 14 Nov 1907
Beam, J J, Argos, 18 Sep 1913
Beam, J J, Argos, 21 Mar 1921
Beam, James, Argos, 25 Jul 1925
Beam, James J, Argos, 13 Jan 1937
Beard, Martha Pletcher, Columbia City IN, 28 Dec 1931
Beavo, Ora L, Mishawaka IN, 5 Apr 1912
Beavo, Orie L, South Bend IN, 30 Mar 1912
Betzner, John A, Columbia City IN, 21 Oct 1910
Beyler, Della J, South Bend, 19 Mar 1973
Beyler, Fred W, South Bend, 10 Mar 1940
Bluem, Ann, Mishawaka IN, 18 Sep 1946
Boyce, Boyd E, South Bend IN, 14 Sep 1907
Brenneman, Henry, Nappanee 4 Feb 1943
Brenneman, John, Nappanee, 13 Feb 1895
Brenneman, Nancy, South Bend IN, 12 Feb 1881
Brenneman, Sarah Hunsberger, Nappanee, 11 Oct 1918
Butler, Elizabeth Pletcher (Mrs Lee), Elkhart IN, 13 Jul 1935
Christner, Elizabeth A, Wakarusa IN, 28 Sep 1933
Clipp, Catherine (Mrs Conrad), Goshen IN, 8 Sep 1905
Coffman, Charles Victor, Middlebury IN, 19 Sep 1919
Cripe, Amanda Pletcher (Mrs Charles C), Elkhart IN, 17 Nov 1942
Crosby, Carrrie, Mishawaka IN, 30 Mar 1917
Crow, Francis Irvin, Nappanee IN, 1 Dec 1949
Culp, Charlotte E Pletcher (Mrs Albert), Elkhart IN, 17 Apr 1950
Eby, Walter, Mishawaka IN, 25 Oct 1901
Eby, Walter, Wakarusa IN, 4 Mar 1920
Fink, Florence A, Nappanee, 5 May 1932
Fink, William, Nappanee, 18 Sep 1941
Fissgus, Sarah Jane Pletcher (Mrs George), Elkhart IN, 17 Nov 1942
Fortin, Joseph, South Bend IN, 19 Dec 1911
Freed, Anna Nusbaum (Mrs Daniel), Wakarusa IN, 21 Apr 1910
Garber, Venetta Mae, Middlebury IN, 24 Jul 1914
Grove, Lydia Pletcher (Mrs David C), Elkhart IN, 7 Sep 1937
Gushwa, Carrie, Mishawaka IN, 12 Jan 1912
Gushwa, Carrie, South Bend IN, 11 Jan 1912
Gustafson, Edith, Mishawaka IN, 22 Aug 1940
Guy, Mary Pletcher (Mrs Frank), Columbia City IN, 25 Nov 1906
Hardwick, John, Mishawaka IN, 30 Jun 1905
Harrington, Cora, Mishawaka IN, 24 Apr 1914
Hershberger, Jacob, Wakarusa IN, 30 Dec 1920
Hibschman, Magdalena, Goshen IN, 5 Sep 1900
Hoffer, Georgia Lois, Goshen IN, 11 Sep 1942
Hoover, Lucy Ann (Mrs John), Wakarusa IN, 6 Dec 1928
Hurst, Lydia, Goshen, 28 Mar 1939
Kauffman, Anna Pletcher, Goshen IN, 8 Apr 1928
Kuntz, Flo, Mishawaka IN, 17 Nov 1911
Kurtz, Flo, South Bend IN, 16 Nov 1911
Leinbach, Etril, Middlebury IN, 12 Oct 1933
Love, Alva, Plymouth IN, 14 Nov 1922
Mikel, Mary Pletcher, Goshen IN, 30 Jul 1929
McGuire, Thomas H, Anderson, 17 Jul 1919
Mitschelen, Elisabeth Pletcher (Mrs Jacob), Nappanee IN, 31 Jan 1946
Mitschelen, Jacob, Nappanee, 4 Jun 1940
Mitschelen, Levi, Nappanee, 19 May 1916
Mitschelen, Lewis David, Nappanee, 21 May 1936
Mitschelen, Monroe, Nappanee, 26 May 1916
Mitschelen, Nydia Ruth, Nappanee, 18 Sep 1941
Nettrouer, Barbara, South Bend, 7 Mar 1921
Nettrour, Andrew B, Elkhart, 23 Feb 1938
Nittrower, Edward, South Bend, 31 Mar 1915
Nusbaum, Clara, Wakarusa IN, 13 Feb 1919
Nusbaum, Henry H, Middlebury IN, 7 Aug 1914
Nusbaum, John A, Elkhart IN, 2 Dec 1957
Nusbaum, Joseph, Wakarusa IN, 18 Mar 1920
Nusbaum, Newton I, Middlebury IN, 24 Jul 1914
Nusbaum, Oliver, Elkhart IN, 17 Apr 1950
Nusbaum, Samuel, Middlebury IN, 1 Jan 1915
Nusbaum, Willis C, Middlebury IN, 5 Oct 1933
Overholt, Laverne, Elkhart, 29 Jun 1928
Overholt, Lilly, Elkhart, 30 AUg 1941
Perkins Marjorie Orpha, Plymouth IN, Aug 1933
Plank, Susan Scott, Middlebury IN, 18 Mar 1910
Platz, Elsie Beam, Argos, 5 Jun 1930
Platz, Elsie Beam, South Bend, 6 Jun 1930
Platz, James Arthur, Nappanee, 11 Sep 1947
Pletcher, A, Mishawaka IN, 23 Jan 1914
Pletcher, A M, Goshen IN, Nov 15 1944
Pletcher, Abraham, Middlebury IN, 29 Sep 1938
Pletcher, Addie Tressler, South Whitley IN, Nov 1885
Pletcher, Agnes Bell, South Bend IN, 30 Mar 1912
Pletcher, Agnes Isabella, Mishawaka IN, 5 Apr 1912
Pletcher, Albert, Nappanee IN, Aug 1899
Pletcher, Albert, Wakarusa IN, 19 Jan 1922
Pletcher, Altus, Mishawaka IN, 27 Jul 1906
Pletcher, Amanda Cassler (Mrs William H), Wakarusa IN, Jul 1937
Pletcher, Amasa J, Goshen IN, Nov 15 1944
Pletcher, Amasa J, Middlebury IN, 16 Nov 1944
Pletcher, Andrew, South Bend IN, 16 Oct 1926
Pletcher, Anna E Schlemmer (Mrs Theodore), Wabash IN, 6 Jul 1961
Pletcher, Anna Jane Tillie Ward (Mrs David), Wakarusa IN, 30 Aug 1917
Pletcher, Arthur, Mishawaka IN, 28 Apr 1925
Pletcher, Artiest M, Mishawaka IN, 15 Nov 1944
Pletcher, Artiest M, South Bend IN, 13 Nov 1944
Pletcher, Artis, South Bend IN, 14 Mar 1903
Pletcher, Barbara (Mrs John), Wakarusa IN, 18 Mar 1920
Pletcher, Belinda, Goshen IN, 18 Jun 1931
Pletcher, Belinda Stephie (Mrs Emerson), Wakarusa IN, 14 Apr 1932
Pletcher, Carl, Wakarusa IN, 15 Jan 1953
Pletcher, Carol A, South Whitley IN, 7 Jul 1947
Pletcher, Catherine, South Bend IN, 30 Mar 1895
Pletcher, Catherine Ann Sherman (Mrs Frank), Wakarusa IN, 17 Mar 1954
Pletcher, Charles N, Goshen IN, 11 Sep 1942
Pletcher, Christian, Goshen IN, 23 Sep 1904
Pletcher, Christian, Nappanee IN, 9 Mar 1933
Pletcher, Christian, Wakarusa IN, 4 Jul 1929
Pletcher, Christian Mrs, Goshen IN, 1 Mar 1899
Pletcher, Christian G, Wakarusa IN, 16 Jul 1958
Pletcher, Christian H, Middlebury IN, 4 Mar 1933
Pletcher, Clara Ellen Culp, Wakarusa IN, 12 Dec 1935
Pletcher, Clara Mow, South Bend IN, 3 Nov 1950
Pletcher, Clayton, Nappanee IN, 31 Oct 1957
Pletcher, Clayton, Wakarusa IN, 13 Oct 1932
Pletcher, Clayton, Wakarusa IN, 23 Oct 1957
Pletcher, Cornelius Mrs., Mishawaka IN, 8 Aug 1913
Pletcher, Cornelius, Wakarusa IN, 1 Aug 1940
Pletcher, D Jay, Goshen IN, 4 May 1923
Pletcher, Daisy, South Bend IN, 19 Dec 1911
Pletcher, Daniel, Elkhart IN, 21 Jun 1956
Pletcher, Daniel, Goshen IN, 5 Apr 1909
Pletcher, Daniel, South Bend IN, 24 Jul 1911
Pletcher, David, Nappanee IN, 24 Jul 1930
Pletcher, David, Plymouth IN, 22 Jul 1930
Pletcher, David, South Bend IN, 12 Feb 1881
Pletcher, David, Wakarusa IN, 24 May 1917
Pletcher, David, Warsaw IN, 11 Jan 1900
Pletcher, David S, Goshen IN, 29 Jun 1927
Pletcher, Delbert Ellsworth, Wakarusa IN, 18 Aug 1949
Pletcher, Delores Eileen, South Bend IN, 21 Mar 1931
Pletcher, Edith, Mishawaka IN, 20 Sep 1912
Pletcher, Edith, South Bend IN, 16 Sep 1912
Pletcher, Edith M (Mrs W Harve), South Whitley IN, 30 Dec 1937
Pletcher, Edna Grace, Goshen IN, 13 Jul 1900
Pletcher, Edward, Wakarusa IN, 22 Feb 1923
Pletcher, Eli, Pierceton IN, 7 Oct 1920
Pletcher, Eli, South Whitley IN, 7 Oct 1920
Pletcher, Eliza A Risser (Mrs. Christian B), Wakarusa IN, 19 Jul 1945
Pletcher, Elizabeth (Mrs. Abraham), Middlebury IN, 11 Apr 1935
Pletcher, Elmer, Wakarusa IN, 16 Sep 1920
Pletcher, Elmer Duane, Plymouth IN, 4 & 13 Dec 1939
Pletcher, Elsie H Fetters (Mrs Clayton), Wakarusa IN, 30 Apr 1936
Pletcher, Emerson, Bremen IN, 25 Nov 1886
Pletcher, Emma (Mrs Noah), Wakarusa IN, 1 Jun 1922
Pletcher, Emma, Mishawaka IN, 25 Oct 1901
Pletcher, Fannie D, Warsaw IN, 21 Sep 1949
Pletcher, Florence, Anderson IN, 18 Dec 1949
Pletcher, Flotence Ada, Wakarusa IN, 21 Jan 1953
Pletcher, Florence Hilbish (Mrs Clifford A), South Whitley IN, 7 Oct 1920
Pletcher, Frank, Middlebury IN, 16 Nov 1944
Pletcher, Frank, Wakarusa IN, 6 Jul 1933
Pletcher, Franklin, Goshen IN, 11 Aug 1905
Pletcher, Fred, Anderson IN, 18 Dec 1949
Pletcher, Fred, Nappanee IN, 22 Dec 1949
Pletcher, Freda, Wakarusa IN, 16 Jun 1910
Pletcher, Fred A, Warsaw IN, 25 Oct 1943
Pletcher, George, Plymouth IN, 14 Nov 1922
Pletcher, George, Wakarusa IN, 7 Oct 1953
Pletcher, Grover, Plymouth IN, 14 Nov 1922
Pletcher, Harvey, Mishawaka IN, 12 Jan 1912
Pletcher, Harvey, Mishawaka IN, 22 Nov 1912
Pletcher, Harvey, South Bend IN, 11 Jan 1912
Pletcher, Harvey E, Wakarusa IN, May 1937
Pletcher, Harvey Mrs, Pierceton IN, 19 Feb 1920
Pletcher, Henry, Goshen IN, 3 Feb 1890
Pletcher, Henry, Mishawaka IN, 2 Sep 1887
Pletcher, Henry, Wakarusa IN, 3 Aug 1918
Pletcher, Henry - Infant of, Wakarusa IN, 11 Feb 1926
Pletcher, Henry, Wakarusa IN, 28 Jul 1954
Pletcher, Henry Ivan, Nappanee IN, 29 Jul 1954
Pletcher, Henry Lamar, Nappanee IN, 15 Mar 1956
Pletcher, Henry P, Goshen IN, 17 Jul 1919
Pletcher, Henry P, Wakarusa IN, 26 Feb 1920
Pletcher, Henry Sanford, Warsaw IN, 7 May 1943
Pletcher, Herbert L, Mishawaka IN, 18 Sep 1946
Pletcher, Israel, Goshen IN, 29 Jan 1909
Pletcher, J R, Columbia City IN, 4 Mar 1940
Pletcher, J Russell, Columbia City IN, 27 Sep 1946
Pletcher, Jacob, Bremen IN, 5 Jan 1900
Pletcher, Jacob, South Bend IN, 27 Jul 1950
Pletcher, Jacob, Wakarusa IN, 3 Aug 1950
Pletcher, James Vernon, Wakarusa IN, 19 May 1954
Pletcher, Jesse, Wakarusa IN, 5 Jul 1917
Pletcher, John, Bremen IN, 25 Nov 1886
Pletcher, John, Goshen IN, 30 Dec 1899
Pletcher, John, Mishawaka IN, 21 Mar 1919
Pletcher, John, Plymouth IN, 30 Jan 1908
Pletcher, John - Infant of, Wakarusa IN, 22 May 1930
Pletcher, John A, Goshen IN, 21 Mar 1919
Pletcher, John E., Middlebury IN, 9 Apr 1936
Pletcher, John F, Fort Wayne IN, 17 Oct 1994
Pletcher, John H, Plymouth IN, 16 Jan 1908
Pletcher, John Henry, Wakarusa IN, 13 Sep 1945
Pletcher, John Mrs, Goshen IN, 4 Mar 1897
Pletcher, John Mrs, Goshen IN, 28 Feb 1899
Pletcher, John Mrs, Goshen IN, 1 Mar 1899
Pletcher, John Mrs, South Bend IN, 12 Feb 1899
Pletcher, John R, South Bend IN, 4 Apr 1910
Pletcher, John W., Nappanee IN, 30 Jul 1936
Pletcher, Joseph, Fort waye, 4 & 8 Jun 1918
Pletcher, L J, Middlebury IN, 24 Jul 1914
Pletcher, Laura E, Kosciusko Co. IN, 8 Apr 1915
Pletcher, Levi, Wakarusa IN, 30 Jan 1936
Pletcher, Loit Allyn, Mishawaka IN, 30 Mar 1917
Pletcher, Loit Allen, Mishawaka IN, 1 Feb 1918
Pletcher, Loit, Mishawaka IN, 21 Feb 1919
Pletcher, Lottie, South Bend IN, 14 Sep 1907
Pletcher, Louis, Fort Wayne IN, 12 May 1993
Pletcher, Louise R, South Bend IN, 22 Apr 1950
Pletcher, Lovina (Mrs Samuel), Wakarusa IN, 19 Mar 1928
Pletcher, Lowell Franklin, Wakarusa IN, 11 Aug 1932
Pletcher, Lydia Salisbury, Wakarusa IN, 29 Oct 1942
Pletcher, Magdalena, Wakarusa IN, 31 Jan 1952
Pletcher, Magdalena, Warsaw IN, 1 Feb 1952
Pletcher, Mary (Mrs Samuel), Goshen IN, 10 Dec 1920
Pletcher, Mary Mikel (Mrs Andrew), Nappanee IN, 26 May 1938
Pletcher, Mary Culp (Mrs Levi), Wakarusa IN, 10 Aug 1933
Pletcher, Mary Fox (Jesse), Wakarusa IN, 22 May 1952
Pletcher, Mary Ellen Young (Mrs Jacob F), Wakarusa IN, 17 Feb 1954
Pletcher, Maude Doering (Mrs Charles), Wakarusa IN, 10 Sep 1958
Pletcher, Melissa (Mrs John H), Wakarusa IN, 14 Apr 1927
Pletcher, Mertie, Wakarusa IN, 22 May 1930
Pletcher, Minerva, Kosciusko Co. IN, 9 & 16 Feb 1911
Pletcher, Minnie Leona, Mishawaka IN, 7 May 1959
Pletcher, Myrtle Irene Shank (Mrs Calvin), Wakarusa IN, 27 Jun 1929
Pletcher, Nancy (Mrs. William), Middlebury IN, 20 Jan 1944
Pletcher, Nancy Brenneman (Mrs David), Nappanee IN, 15 May 1941
Pletcher, Nellie, Wakarusa IN, 26 Nov 1925
Pletcher, Nettie M, South Bend IN, 4 Apr 1910
Pletcher, Noah, Wakarusa IN, 22 Apr 1937
Pletcher, Nora, Mishawaka IN, 13 Sep 1912
Pletcher, Nora, South Bend IN, 10 Sep 1912
Pletcher, Orville, Wakarusa IN, 19 Feb 1920
Pletcher, Paul Edward, Wakarusa IN, 29 Nov 1917
Pletcher, Paul Revere, Plymouth IN, Aug 1933
Pletcher, Peter, Wakarusa IN, 1 Jan 1931
Pletcher, Philena Catherine (Mrs Christian H), Middlebury IN, 17 May 1934
Pletcher, Ralph, Elkhart IN, 30 Aug 1955
Pletcher, Ralph, Mishawaka IN, 24 Apr 1914
Pletcher, Ralph, Wakarusa IN, 20 Apr 1955
Pletcher, Ray M, Warsaw IN, 18 May 1958
Pletcher, Ronald, Wakarusa IN, 9 Jun 1932
Pletcher, Ronald K, Elkhart IN, 2 Jun 1932
Pletcher, Rosa, Wakarusa IN, 15 Oct 1934
Pletcher, Rose, Mishawaka IN, 30 Jun 1905
Pletcher, Russell, Mishawaka IN, 22 Aug 1940
Pletcher, Sam, Bremen IN, 25 Nov 1886
Pletcher, Samuel, South Bend IN, 9 Jul 1892
Pletcher, Samuel C, Elkhart IN, 12 Nov 1918
Pletcher, Samuel Henry, Wakarusa IN, 20 Sep 1934
Pletcher, Samuel J, Wakarusa IN, 20 Oct 1919
Pletcher, Sarah, Kosciusko Co. IN, 16 Jun 1910
Pletcher, Sarah (Mrs John), Wakarusa IN, 21 Nov 1912
Pletcher, Stanley Eugene, Nappanee IN, 28 Jul 1955
Pletcher, Stephen Edward, Nappanee IN, 28 Jul 1955
Pletcher, Susie Risser (Mrs William), Wakarusa IN, 1 Jan 1953
Pletcher, Sylvia Mae, Wakarusa IN, 1 Jun 1939
Pletcher, Tarquin H, Mishawaka IN, 1 Mar 1918
Pletcher, Thelma Victoria, Wakarusa IN, 9 Nov 1911
Pletcher, Vern, Mishawaka IN, 17 Nov 1911
Pletcher, Vern, South Bend IN, 16 Nov 1911
Pletcher, Victor, Elkhart IN, 2 Sep 1942
Pletcher, Victor, Wakarusa IN, 26 Feb 1942
Pletcher, Virgil K Mrs., Mishawaka IN, 7 May 1942
Pletcher, Walter E, South Bend IN, 30 Mar 1966
Pletcher, Walter Hugo, Elkhart IN, 16 Mar 1917
Pletcher, Walter H, Goshen IN, 17 Mar 1917
Pletcher, Walter Jacob, Anderson IN, 29 Oct 1971
Pletcher, Walter J, Nappanee, 5 May 1932
Pletcher, Wayne Leon, Goshen IN, 16 Feb 1922
Pletcher, William, Goshen IN, 15 Feb 1930
Pletcher, William, Middlebury IN, 20 Feb 1930
Pletcher, William, Middlebury IN, 16 Nov 1944
Pletcher, William Franklin, South Bend IN, 5 Jul 1933
Pletcher, William Harvey, Pierceton IN, 1 Jan 1948
Pletcher, Wilma, Middlebury IN, 12 Oct 1933
Ramer, Martha (Mrs Clifford), Wakarusa IN, 20 Dec 1928
Ramer, Noah, Elkhart IN, 18 Nov 1957
Risser, Bartholomew, Wakarusa IN, 27 Dec 1920
Ritter, Rhoda Pletcher, Wakarusa IN, 18 Jun 1936
Scott, Charlotte (Mrs Lafayette W), Goshen IN, 18 Jun 1931
Scott, Daniel, Goshen IN, 5 Jan 1926
Scott, David, Goshen IN, 1 Apr 1926
Scott, Lafayette W, Goshen IN, 15 & 16 May 1931
Scott, Warren, Goshen IN, 22 Jul 1902
Secor, Roland, Wakarusa IN, 15 Nov 1928
Seese, Sarah Nettrouer, Wakarusa, 5 Jan 1928
Shirk, Salome Baer Brenneman, Goshen, 15 Jun 1931
Stauffer, Lee, Goshen IN, 18 Jul 1935
Stauffer, Lee, Wakarusa IN, 11 Jul 1935
Stauffer, Samuel, Wakarusa IN, 31 Dec 1925
Stump, Amanda Pletcher, Wakarusa IN, 12 Feb 1920
Weinberg, Emery, Mishawaka IN, 13 Sep 1912
Weinberg, Emery, South Bend IN, 10 Sep 1912
Wise, Edward, Mishawaka IN, 20 Sep 1912
Wise, Edward, South Bend IN, 10 Sep 1912
Yoder, Alfred Mrs, Wakarusa IN, 31 Jul 1913

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