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Pleasant Dale Cemetery (Steele Cemetery)

Kirkland Township, Adams County, Indiana

NOTICE

This page is the "full" format of the Pleasant Dale Cemetery reading on this site. It is one of five (" fast," fair," firm," full," and fell,"), each format presenting data on this cemetery in different appearances. The "full" format is the most complete, containing a record of each known burial, a picture of the gravestone, newspaper obituaries, and links to other burials within the cemetery. Go back to the Kirkland Township introductory page for descriptions of the formats. This "full" format may take some time to load all the gravestone photos.

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[view of Pleasant Dale Cemetery looking northeast]

INTRODUCTION

The Pleasant Dale Cemetery, originally known as the Steele Cemetery, is located on the north side of County Road 300 North, between roads 400 West and 500 West in Kirkland Township, Adams County, Indiana.  The coordinates are 40 degrees 47 minutes 15 seconds North Latitude and 085 degrees 01 minutes 26.40 seconds West Longitude. (Elevation is 826 feet.)  It is situated on 5 acres of land in Section 14.

A large monument in the cemetery has the inscription:

    "Record of
  Steele Cemetery
  Martin Coffman
      deeded to
 James Russell   |
 Wm. Brown      } trustees
 Gideon Billman |
      on Jan. 10, 1846
 Sec.14,Tp.27,Range 13. 1/2 acre
         Samuel L Rugg,
               Recorder."
[inscription on monument]

From the Introduction in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery Association booklet of the Articles of Association, By-Laws, and Rules and Regulations, published in 1944: "January 10, 1846, nearly one hundred years ago, the pioneer citizens residing in Kirkland Township and vicinity, selected as a burial place for the departed dead of the community, a beautiful shady plot in the forest on the Coffman farm (known today as the Zimmerman homestead.)... The original one-half acre of land was purchased for a burial ground for the sum of $2.00, deeded January 10, 1846 by Martin Coffman to James Russel, William Brown and Gideon Billman -- Trustees of the Steele Cemetery (later changed to Pleasant Dale Cemetery). Recorded in deed record C. page 287, by Samuel S. Rugg, recorder of Adams County. Other trustees who have served are Frank Arnold, William Arnold, Edward Arnold, William Zimmerman, Edward Zimmerman, Milton Zimmerman. Present trustees -- Fred Adler, Samuel Henschen and Oliver V. Dilling. Secretary -- Victor Byerly. Term of trustees -- Three years. Term of Secretary -- One year."

In Land Patents issued on August 20, 1840, Martin Coffman received four parcels, along with one each for David L., John, and Noah W. Coffman. John and Noah's were in Section 13, David's in Section 27, and Martin's in Section 26, 27, and two in Section 14. The cemetery is in the southwest corner of eighty acres in the Section 14 W1/2SE (West Half of Southeast Quarter-Section).

Improvements to this cemetery have been the addition of white vinyl fencing along the east and north property lines, a new white vinyl sign by the road, and then (blacktop/asphalt) paving of the circular drive, as well as other landscaping. Current improvements involve pouring new concrete footings for old gravestones.

The Pleasant Dale Cemetery Association now holds an annual meeting on the second Tuesday in April and operates under the 1944 Rules and Regulations. Most of the record keeping has been since this time of organization. Each officer has maps of the cemetery which identify ownership of each sold lot.

This extraction was first taken from walking the cemetery during the month of May 1998 and was compared with the 1957 published reading done by the Mary Penrose Wayne, DAR Chapter from Fort Wayne, Indiana. Errors and discrepancies were noted in this typescript. The use of this record was helpful in interpreting a few older worn stones that were difficult to read in 1998. Then, a comparison was made with a copy of the two maps (the original older section and the newer addition) that are the cemetery association's official records. Earlier versions were corrected, updated, and revised in August 1999 and April 2000. The latest versions in 2006, 2007, and 2008 were refinements in the format. The cemetery was completely re-read in July 2010 to include the burials since the reading in 1998. In the 2012 version, new photos replaced earlier year's gravestone pictures. The current version adds more obituaries and more internal links between graves.

Variations in this reading from most cemetery records are the inclusion of: a description of the stone (a vestige of the first versions which did not include photos), local newspaper obituary notices (Newspaper obituary notices are used with permission.), and personal and genealogical notes with the gravestone inscriptions. This is part of a larger work in progress, Pleasant Dale Cemetery Families, which notes the interrelatedness of many of the Kirkland Twp. families buried in this cemetery. Apparent extraneous material may also be included in this list, so that a researcher may gather clues for further investigation.

Contact Thomas Liby for these or more photographs available as attachments to E-mail.

This reading follows the order of beginning at the south west corner (closest to the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren building across the road) and reading the stones from south to north. Whereas the 1957 DAR reading copies the information from the stones starting from the first row north and then returns down row 2 reading toward the road (and basically reverses reading odd numbered rows one direction and even numbered from the other direction), each of the sixteen rows are started from the end closest to the road in this extraction. Rows are numbered from one on the west side to sixteen on the east side of the cemetery.

The surnames in the modified index, following the reading below, are grouped alphabetically and then individuals with the same last name are listed in order of the reading (by row and lot). Entries in the index are linked to their corresponding gravestone reading.

The alphanumeric location identification is 'pd' for Pleasant Dale; the first two numbers indicating the row; and the second two digits the gravestone counting from the road.


Version 7.0   Revised on Monday 30 September 2013
© 1998-2013   Thomas Liby





An Annotated Record of the Gravestone Inscriptions of the Pleasant Dale Cemetery

Kirkland Township, Adams County, Indiana




Row 1:   (14 stones)


[gravestone of Henry and Nancy Reber] 1. pd0101   Henry REBER died May 18, 1886 aged 68y 9m 18d
Nancy wife of Henry Reber died Nov. 30, 1880 aged 58y 10m 29d
"Nancy (Bibler) REBER," from 1957 published DAR reading
[gray stone column on gray stone base with ball or cap missing from top]

10 118 Reber Henry  w m 62            1 Farmer          Hanover Hanover Hanover
11           Nancy  w f 58   wife     1              1* OH      VA      VA
12           Ezra   w m 28   son      1 Farmer          OH      Hanover OH
13           Mary   w f 20   dauinlaw 1 keeping house   OH      OH      OH
14           Samuel w m 6/12 grandson 1                 IN      OH      OH
*maimed, crippled, bedridden or otherwise disabled
1880 Census: IN, Adams County, Kirkland Township, Series: T9 Roll: 264 Page: 122 
[Page No. 14, Supervisor's Dist. No. 6, Enumeration Dist. No. 137] 8th day of June 1880 Peter H. Weldy, enumerator.
{Heinrich Reber d 5-18-1886 age 68 y 9 m 18 d, Pleasant Dale, from Deaths- St Luke Reformed, p.54}
{Nancy (Bibler) Reber d 11-30-1880 age 58 y 10 m 29 d, Pleasant Dale, from Deaths- St Luke Reformed, p.54}

  Died.--Mrs. Henry Reber, of Kirkland township, died from a stroke of palsy on Tuesday night at 10 o'clock. Mrs. Reber was sixty odd years old, and was universally respected. She leaves two married sons to mourn her loss.
Decatur Democrat.   Vol. 24, No. 35.   Dec. 2, 1880   p. 3, col. 3.

[gravestone of Reber infant daughter] 2. pd0102   Infant ... .. REBER died Jun 9, 1882
"Infant dau. of Eli and Leah Reber, Jan.9, 1882," from 1957 DAR reading
[small upright gray slab]
infant daughter of Eli Reber and Leah Reber

[gravestone of Reber infant son] 3. pd0103   Infant son of Eli & Leah REBER died Mar 10, 1886 (1880?)
[small upright gray slab]
infant son of Eli Reber and Leah Reber

[gravestone of Chester E. Smith] 4. pd0104   Chester E. SMITH 1903-1904
[small gray granite block]
{Cemetery map gives Chester E. Smith died 1904 14 Yrs.}
Chester Earl Smith (15 Dec 1903 - 1904), son of Daniel David Smith and Iva A. Reber [buried Elm Grove Cemetery, Bluffton] and grandson of Eli Reber and Leah Huffman,

[gravestone of Mary and Ezra Reber] 5. pd0105   REBER Mary 1859-1934 Ezra 1851-1928
[upright red granite on gray granite base]

To Hold Reber Rites Saturday
Funeral Services For Ezra Reber To Be Held At Honduras Church
  Funeral services for Ezra Reber, 76, who died at 1:20 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at his home in Kirkland township, will be held at the residence at 1:30 o'clock and at the Christian Union church at Honduras, at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Interment will be make in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. The Rev. Jay Smith, of Craigville, will officiate at the funeral services.
  Mr. Smith (sic)[s/b Reber] was stricken with paralysis early last winter and had been in poor health since that time. He suffered a second stroke about a week ago, causing his death.
  The deceased was a son of Henry and Nancy Reber, and was born in Fairfield county, Ohio, November 2, 1851. On January 1, 1879, Mr. Reber was married to Mary Elizabeth Stalter of Allen county, Ohio. Seven children were born to this union, five of whom survive. Two, Samuel and Meta, died when about two years old.
  Mr. Reber had resided on the same farm in Kirkland township, four miles south and three miles west of Decatur, since he was four years old. He was a member of the Christian Union church at Honduras. He retired from the occupation of farming about two years ago.
  Surviving are the widow and five children, namely; Marion, of Decatur; Mrs. Van Bowman and Mrs. Ocie Hendricks, of Monroe township; George, of Washington township; and Earl of Root township. There are 27 grandchildren and one great granddaughter surviving, also.
Decatur, Indiana: Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXVI. No. 235.   Thursday, October 4, 1928   p. 1, col. 4.

Reber Funeral Saturday At Honduras
  Funeral services for Ezra Reber, 76, retired Adams county farmer who died at his home in Kirkland township, Wednesday afternoon, will be held at the Christian Union church at Honduras, at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, with burial in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Bluffton Evening News   Thirty-Seventh Year, No. 5   Friday, October 5, 1928   p. 1, col. 8.

Mary Reber Dies Today Widow of Ezra Reber Dies This Morning At Home Of Daughter
  Mary E. Reber, 73, widow of Ezra Reber, died Tuesday morning at 7:30 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Van Bowman, two miles west of Monroe.
  Mrs. Reber was born December 29, 1860 [cf. gravestone], a daughter of Noah and Ellen Stalter. Her marriage to Ezra Reber took place on January 1, 1878. He preceded her in death six years ago.
  The following children survive: Marion Reber, Mrs. Van Bowman, Mrs. Noah Hendricks, Earl and George Reber, all of Adams County. Twenty-eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive.
  Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Bowman home, and at 2 o'clock at the Christian Union church at Honduras. Burial will be made in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Rev. Jay Smith will officiate. S. E. Black will have charge of the funeral.
Decatur, Indiana: Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXXII. No. 146.   Tuesday, June 19, 1934   p. 1, col. 8.

Mrs. Mary Reber Taken By Death
Dies Tuesday and Funeral To Be Held Thursday At Honduras Church.
  Mary E. Reber, 73, widow of Ezra Reber, died Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Van Bowman, two miles west of Monroe.
  Mrs. Reber was born December 29, 1860, a daughter of Noah and Ellen Stalter. Her marriage took place on January 1, 1878. Her husband died six years ago.
  The following chilldren survive: Marion Reber, Mrs. Van Bowman, Mrs. Noah Hendrick, Earl and George Reber, all of Adams county. Twenty-eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive.
  One sister, Mrs. Rebecca Gearhart, Bluffton, also survives.
  Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Christian Union church at Honduras. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Rev. Jay Smith will officiate.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. V. No. 196   Wednesday, June 20, 1934   p. 1, col. 2.

[gravestone of Armeady and Samuel Reber] 6. pd0106   Armeady dau of E & ME REBER died Aug 5, 1867 aged 11...28d
"not listed by 1957 DAR reading"
[south side inscription, now east side after reset]
{Armeda Reader Died 1887 14 Yrs., from cemetery map}
Samuel son of E & M.E. REBER died ... 1881 aged ...7d
"Samuel, son of E. & M. Reber, d. April 12, 1881, Age 1 y 4 mo 7 da.," from 1957 DAR reading
[north side inscription on small upright gray stone shaft on gray limestone base, now west side]
Armeady Reber, Armeda Reber, Meta Reber (11 Nov 1885 - 1887), daughter of Ezra Reber and Mary Elizabeth Stalter
Samuel Reber (Dec 1879 - 12 Apr 1881), son of Ezra Reber and Mary Elizabeth Stalter

gap of 10 lots

[gravestone of Wesley and Mary Householder] 7. pd0107   Wesley 1858-1921 Mary E. 1854-1908 HOUSEHOLDER
[upright stone with decorative slant top]

WESLEY HOUSEHOLDER FUNERAL SUNDAY
BURIAL WILL BE AT THE PLEASANT DALE CEMETERY IN LANCASTER TOWNSHIP.
  The funeral of Wesley Householder, who passed away Friday afternoon, following a short illness, will be held Sunday afternoon. There will be services at 2 o'clock, at the residence of Herbert Householder, on West Market street, followed by short services at the Pleasant Dale church, north- east of Bluffton, in Lancaster township. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Services will be in charge of the Rev. D. M. Byerly.
  Mr. Householders death occurred at 4 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Wells County hospital, following a heart attack he suffered in the middle of the afternoon while working on the Mrs. Nellie Higgins farm east of Bluffton. He had been having similar attacks for nearly twenty years.
  Mr. Householder for the last two years had been living with his brothers, Charles and Alva Householder, on Wabash Avenue. He was born in Fairfield County, Ohio, September 7, 1858, the son of Andrew Householder and Mrs. Catherine Jones Householder, and at the time of death had reached the age of 63 years and 16 days. His marriage to Mary E. Miller, who died February 4, 1908, took place in Fairfield County, June 24, 1885.
  Three children survive: Herbert Householder, Bluffton; Mrs. Naomi Grove, Linn Grove; Mrs. Martha Yarger, Tocsin. Brothers and sisters are: William, Philip, Charles, Alva Householder and Mrs. Ella Leist, all of Bluffton; Jonathan Householder, Pontiac, Michigan. A half-brother, Levi Householder, lives in Fairfield County.
Bluffton Evening News   Twenty-Ninth Year, No. 303.   Saturday, September 24, 1921   p. 1, col. 3.

Death of Mrs. Householder From Pneumonia.
Lancaster Township Lady Died This Morning.--Funeral Wednesday.
  Mary, wife of Wesley Householder, died this morning at three o'clock at their home north east of this city. While she had suffered some from lung trouble she became sick with a severe attack of pneumonia last Thursday and her death soon followed.
  Mrs. Householder was the daughter of Constantine and Sina Miller and was born in Fairfield County, Ohio. Her age was fifty-four years, eleven months and three days. She was united in marriage to Wesley Householder and leaves a husband and three children, Herbert, aged 21, Naomi, 19, and Martha, 16. Both her parents are dead.
  Mrs. Householder has been a resident of this county for many years and leaves a large number of relatives and friends to mourn her departure. The funeral will be held at Pleasant Dale, Adams county, the funeral cortege leaving the house at twelve o'clock Wednesday.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening News   Sixteenth Year No.111   Tuesday, February 4, 1908.   p. 2, col. 4.

DEATH OF MRS HOUSEHOLDER FROM PNEUMONIA.
LANCASTER TOWNSHIP LADY DIED THIS MORNING.--FUNERAL WEDNESDAY.
  Mary, wife of Wesley Householder, dies Tuesday at three o'clock A.M., at their home north east of this city. While she had suffered some from lung trouble she became sick with a severe attack of pneumonia last Thursday and her death soon followed.
  Mrs. Householder was the daughter of Constantine and Sina Miller and was born in Fairfield County, Ohio. Her age was fifty four years eleven months and three days. She was united in marriage to Wesley Householder and leaves a husband and three children, Herbert, aged 21, Naomi, 19 and Martha 16. Both her parents are dead.
  Mrs. Householder has been a resident of this county for many years and leaves a large number of relatives and friends to mourn her departure. The funeral was held at Pleasant Dale, Adams county, the funeral cortege leaving the house at twelve o'clock Wednesday.
Bluffton Chronicle   Volume 41. Number 32   Wednesday, February 5, 1908,   p. 4, col. 1.

gap of 5 or 6 lots

[gravestone of Margaret, John, and Lester Beal] 8. pd0108   BEAL son Lester M 1904 mother Margaret C. 1880-1964 father John W. 1868-1961
[gray granite slant on gray granite base]
{John Beal May 22, 1961, from cemetery map}
{Lester Beal Died 1904 1 mo. 25 days, from cemetery map}
Margaret Katherine Mills, daughter of Sylvanus Mills and Elizabeth Stoneburner,
and granddaughter of Israel Stoneburner and Catherine Welty,

John W. Beal, 92, Dies At Hospital
  John W. Beal, 92, of 122 North 10th street, one of Decatur's oldest residents, died at 9 o'clock Sunday morning at the Adams county memorial hospital. Death was attributed to complications.
  Mr. Beal was the oldest member of the Zion Evangelical and Reformed church in this city. He lived on a farm in Kirkland township until 1910, when he moved to Decatur to work in the Otto Reppert machine shop. He later owned a restaurant and meat market on West Monroe street but returned to farming in 1926 until retiring in 1941, when the family returned to Decatur.
  He was born in Huntington county Oct. 30, 1868, a son of James and Eliza Watson-Beal, and moved to Adams county in 1896. He was married to Margaret K. Mills Nov. 24, 1900, and they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last November.
  Mr. Beal was a member of the Modern Woodmen lodge.
  Surviving are his wife; two sons, Lawrence Beal of Decatur; and Lloyd Beal of Fort Wayne; four grandchildren, and one brother, James Beal of Fowlerton. Two sons, two brothers, and two sisters are deceased.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Gillig & Doan funeral home, the Rev. William C. Feller officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LIX No. 120.   Monday, May 22, 1961.   p. 1, col. 3.

Mrs. John W. Beal Is Taken By Death
  Mrs. Margaret C. Beal, 84, widow of John W. Beal, and a lifelong resident of the Decatur area, died at 10:30 a. m. Sunday at the South View nursing home at Bluffton, where she had been a patient for two years. She had been in failing health for some time.
  Born in Adams county Aug. 27, 1879, she was a daughter of Sylvanus and Elizabeth Stoneburner-Mills. Her husband preceded her in death May 1, 1961.
  Mrs. Beal was a member of the Zion United Church of Christ.
  Surviving are two sons, Lawrence E. Beal of Decatur, and Lloyd Beal of Fort Wayne; one brother, O. P. Mills of Decatur; a half-brother, Hubert Mills of Grand Rapids, Mich.; two half- sisters, Mrs. Rozella Andrews of Angola, and Mrs. Orpha Arrigo of Phoenix, Ariz., and four grandchildren. Two sons preceded her in death.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Gillig & Doan funeral home, with the Rev. William C. Feller officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p. m. today until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXII. NO. 147.   Monday, June 22, 1964.   p. 1, col. 3.

[gravestone of infant Mills] 9. pd0109   {Infant of J & C BEAL 1901, from cemetery map, but no stone found in 1998 or 1957}

gap of 4 lots

[gravestone of Osa Mills] 10. pd0110   Osa A. dau of S.C & N.J. MILLS Born & Died May 17, 1901
[small gray polygon stone embedded in ground between rows 1 and 2]
"not listed in 1957 DAR reading"

  Twin babies, a boy and a girl, were born Friday to Mr. and Mrs. Sylvanus Mills, living northeast of town. The infant girl lived only a short time, but it is thought the boy will get along all right.
Bluffton Chronicle.   Volume 32. Number 47.   Wednesday, May 22, 1901   p. 12, col. 6.

[gravestone of Sylvanus C. Mills] 11. pd0111   Sylvanus C. MILLS 1850-1937
[gray granite block]

Former County Resident Dies
Sylvanus C. Mills Dies Monday At Grand Rapids, Michigan
  Sylvanus C. Mills, 86, for many years a resident of Adams county, died at Grand Rapids, Michigan at 5 o'clock Monday morning, it was learned here today.
  Paralysis was given as the cause of death. The deceased, who was the father of several local people, was born in Wells county on June 11, 1850, the son of Samuel and Magdalene Bender Mills.
  He moved to Kirkland township of this county, after his marriage to Elizabeth Stoneburner in 1875. The couple resided on a farm in that township until the death of his wife in 1890. In the year 1910 he moved to Grand Rapids, where he had resided since.
  In 1892 he was married to Nancy Shell, also of Kirkland township, who still survives. Three children were born to the first union. They are O. P. Mills, of Decatur; Mrs. John Beal, of Decatur route one and Ross Mills, of Detroit.
  Three children also survive by the second marriage: Mrs. Frank Andrews, Detroit; Hubert, and Mrs. Orpha Chamberlain, both of Grand Rapids.
  The deceased for a number of years taught school in Adams and Wells counties, and was engaged in farming before leaving the state.
  Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon a 3 o'clock at the Lobenstein funeral home in Monroe and burial will be made in the Pleasant Dale cemetery in Kirkland township.
Decatur, Indiana: Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXXV. No. Ten.   Tuesday, January 12, 1937.   p. 5, col. 1, 2.

SYLVESTER MILLS DIES SUNDAY NIGHT
DEATH FOLLOWS ILLNESS OF SEVERAL WEEKS; FUNERAL TUESDAY AFTERNOON.
  Sylvester Mills, 79, died at 11:45 Sunday night at his home six miles northeast of Bluffton, following an illness of several weeks from a complication of diseases.
  He was born on Sept. 17, 1857, to Samuel and Magdalene Bender Mills, and was a lifelong resident of Wells county. His marriage to Miss Ida Rupright was solemnized on May 11, 1884. She died March 11, 1933.
  Surviving him are two sons, Homer Mills, northeast of Bluffton; John Mills, of Fort Wayne; two daughters, Mrs. W. A. Merkey, of Bluffton, and Mrs. Mildred Morris, of Fort Wayne; one brother, Sylvanus Mills, of Grand Rapids, Mich., a sister, Mrs. B. F. Sowards, of Tocsin, and 12 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Elzey & Son funeral home in Ossian, with services in charge of Rev. A. S. Elzey. Burial will be in the Oaklawn cemetery at Ossian.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. VIII No. 42   Monday, December 21, 1936   p. 1, col. 6.


[gravestone of Nancy J. Mills] 12. pd0112   Nancy J. wife of Sylvanus C. MILLS 1871-1958
[gray granite block]

Mrs. Nancy J. Mills Is Taken By Death
Funeral Services Tuesday Afternoon
  Mrs. Nancy J. Mills, 86, of Hesperia, Mich., and a native of Adams county, died at 6 o'clock Saturday evening at the Angola hospital after a year's illness of complications.
  She was born in Adams county Aug. 20, 1871, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Shell, and resided in this county until moving to Michigan approximately 40 years ago. Her husband, L. C. Mills, preceded her in death.
  Mrs. Mills was a member of the Methodist church at Hesperia.
  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Frank Andrews of Angola, and Mrs. John Arriago of Phoenix, Ariz.; one son, Hubert Mills of Grand Rapids, Mich; one step-daughter, Mrs. John Beal of Decatur; one sister, Mrs. Bertha Baxter of Fort Wayne; one brother, John Shell of Hesperia; nine grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. One son, one daughter, one step-son, two sisters and one brother are deceased.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Gillig & Doan funeral home, the Rev. William C. Feller officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until time of the services.
Decatur, Indiana: Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LVI. No. 58.   Monday, March 10, 1958   p. 1, col. 2.

[gravestone of Roscoe C. Mills] 13. pd0113   Roscoe C. MILLS 1883-1956
[red granite block]

Roscoe Mills Dies Tuesday Afternoon
Funeral Services Friday Afternoon
  Roscoe C. Mills, 72, of Hesperia, Mich., a native of Adams county, died at 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Mercy hospital in Muskegon, Mich., following an illness of six weeks of complications.
  He was born in Adams county July 27, 1883, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Mills, and was never married. He had resided in Michigan for several years.
  Mr. Mills was a member of the United Brethren church.
  Surviving are a brother, Oliver P. Mills of Decatur; a half-brother, Hugh Mills of Grand Rapids, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. John W. Beal of Decatur, and two half-sisters, Mrs. Frank C. Andrews of Angola and Mrs. Orpha Arrigo of Phoenix, Ariz.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Gillig & Doan funeral home, the Rev. John E. Chambers officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Thursday until time of the services.
Decatur, Indiana: Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LIV. No. 8.   Wednesday, January 11, 1956.   p. 1, col. 6.

long gap of 9 lots

[gravestone of Abraham Beery] 14. pd0114   Abraham B son of N BELL? died Feb. 1, 1849 aged 2 Yrs 2 Mos 15 Days
"Abraham, son of C. & S. BEERY, d. February 1, 1819 - age 2 yrs.," from 1957 DAR reading
[white marble laying in ground middle of second row in front of small upright book sized white marble slab with A.B.B. inscription]


Row 2:   (20 stones)


[gravestone of Conrad Amspaugh] 15. pd0201   Conrad AMSPAUGH   Died Sept 11, 1895 Aged 68y 10m 10d four lines of faint text
"Conrad Amspaugh, d. Sept. 11, 1895, Age 65 y. or 68 y. 10 mo. 10 da   Civil War marker at this grave.," from 1957 reading
[upright white marble shaft]

  Conrad Amspaugh, an old resident living four miles west of town had a stroke of paralysis while in town yesterday morning. The stroke came while he was standing at his wagon in front of Barkley & Wilder's meat market. He was carried into the shop and medical aid summoned, but indications strongly pointed to the fact that recovery was doubtful. He was later taken home, and we learn just before going to press that he died just before reaching home. He was about seventy years old.
Decatur, Indiana: The Democratic Press.   VOLUME 1. NUMBER 48   Thursday, September 12, 1895.   p. 1, col. 4.


gap of 2 lots

[gravestone of Carrie and James Glick] 16. pd0202   GLICK   Carrie M. 1876-1947   James 1873-1947
"Carrie M. Click, 1876-1947," from 1957 DAR reading
"James Click, 1873-1947," from 1957 DAR reading
[white granite slant on concrete base]
Carrie Reber, daughter of Eli Reber and Leah Hoffman Reber

James Glick Dies At Martin Huser Home
Funeral Services Thursday Afternoon
  James Glick, 74, died at 9 a.m. today at the home of a foster daughter, Mrs. Martin Huser, of Monroe, after a several years illness of complications. His wife, Carrie, died September 2.
  He was a member of the Church of the Brethren.
  Surviving in addition to the foster-daughter are three grandchildren, one great-grandchild; three foster sisters, Mrs. Leon Deigel and Mrs. James Studler of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Robert Hathaway of Springfield, O.; and four foster-brothers, Troy Babcock of Logansport, Frank of Florida, Sylvan of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Charles of Fort Wayne. Two daughters preceded him in death.
  Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the home and at 2 o'clock at the Monroe Friends church, the Rev. Russell Persons officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale cemetery. The body will be removed from the Lobenstein funeral home to the residence Wednesday morning.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XLV. No. 283. Tuesday, December 2, 1947   p. 3, col. 5.

MRS. CARRIE GLICK RITES ON THURSDAY
  Mrs. Carrie May Glick, 71, a native and lifelong resident of Adams county, died at 4:40 a.m. Tuesday at the home of her foster daughter, Mrs. Martin Huser, two miles east and one and one-half miles south of Monroe. She had been seriously ill one week following a cerebral hemorrhage.
  Surviving are the husband, James, the foster daughter, a brother, C. H. Reber, of Concrete, Wash., and a sister, Mrs. Iva Smith, of this city.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Wesleyan Methodist church southeast of Monroe. The Rev. O. V. Gurllaume will officiate and burial will be in Pleasant Dale cemetery.
  The body was taken this morning from the Yager mortuary to the Huser residence, where friends may call.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XVIII. No. 257.   Wednesday, September 3, 1947   p. 3, col. 7.

[gravestone of Mabel Glick] 17. pd0203   Mabel V. dau. of J & C. GLICK Died Jan 22, 1907 aged 8 Y. 7M. 6D.
"Mabel V. dau. of J. & C. Click, d. Jan 22, 1907, Age 8 y. 2 mo. 5 da.," from 1957 DAR reading
[small gray granite slant on gray granite base]

Obituary.
  Mabel Viola Glick, the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Glick departed this life January 22, 1907. She was taken ill two weeks ago with a severe cold. Bronchial- pneumonia developed and her death resulted. She was born March 16, 1898, age eight years, seven months, and six days.
  Though but a little girl her last words should be remembered by everyone. She said, "I want to go where Jesus is," and just a short time before her death she told her mamma, "I am getting ready to go."
  Mabel has joined that innumerable throng, who have preceded her to that land of eternal bliss and happiness where there is no heartache, trouble, pain, or death, and where sorrow or sadness never come. She will be greatly missed by her parents, classmates and friends, as she was liked by all who knew her.
  There is left to mourn her death a father, mother, two grand-mothers, one grand father and a large circle of friends.
  The funeral service was held at the C.U. church at Craigville, Thursday January 24, at 10 o'clock conducted by Rev. Pain. Interment at Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Bluffton Chronicle   Volume 39. Number 31   Wednesday, January 30, 1907.   p. 4, col. 2.

[gravestone of Floyd Driver] 18. pd0204   Floyd B. son of S.L. & L. DRIVER   Died July 20, 1906, aged 1 y. 9m. 4d. Gone but not forgotten. (faint line of text)
"Floyd B. son of S.L. & L. Driver d. July 20, 1906, Age 6 y. 9 mo. 4 da.," from 1957 DAR reading
[small upright gray on dressed stone base]

Baby Drank Fly Poison And Is Dead.
Two Year-Old Baby of Mr. and Mr. Samuel Driver Died Last Night, After Three Days Suffering.
  The two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel L. Driver, living east of this city in the edge of Allen county, died last night [Thursday] as the result of drinking poisonous water from one of the tin receptacles known as the "Daisy Fly Killer". The box had been left sitting where the baby could get hold of it and it got the cork out in some manner and it is supposed drank a good portion of the water. It had just been freshly filled and there was a pretty good quantity of liquid in it. The poison was first drank on Tuesday, when the baby became seriously sick, but on Wednesday it appeared some better. It became worse yesterday again and passed away last night. The attending physician said there was no doubt in his mind but that the fly killer was responsible for the baby's death and this case should prove a warning to others to keep the poison out of the reach of small children. The poison is in a long flat box, through which wicks protrude from round holes in the top. A cork is placed in one hole through which water is poured onto the poison in the box. This poisonous water follows the wick and flies lighting on it die in a short time.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening News   Fourteenth Year No.252   Friday, July 20, 1906.   p. 2, col. 4.
and reprinted in the weekly,
Bluffton Chronicle   Volume 39 Number 4   Wednesday, July 25, 1906.   p. 1, col. 7.

[gravestone of Gladys Driver] 19. pd0205   Gladys L. dau of S.L. & L. DRIVER died Feb 17, 1909 aged 3ds.
[small upright gray on dressed stone base]

daughter of Samuel L. Driver and Laura Byerly Driver (?)

An infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Driver, of Adams county, passed away at 4 o'clock this morning. The death of the child was very sudden. Three days ago the little girl was born to them. The funeral services were held this afternoon.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening Banner,   Volume X. No. 75   Wednesday, February 17, 1909.   p. 3, col. 4.

[gravestone of Martha Eiler] 20. pd0206   EILER Martha E. dau. of G.G. & C.E. Eiler, died July 15, 1902 aged 14Y. 10M. 10D. At Rest.
"Martha E. dau of O.F. & C.E. Eiler, d. July 15, 1902, Age 14, y. 10 mo. 10 da.," from 1957 DAR reading
[red granite block on broken dressed stone base]
calculated birth date: 5 Sep 1887
Martha Esther Eiler, b. 05 Sep 1887, daughter of Calvin Freemont Eiler (27 Jan 1857 Wells Co. IN - 24 Apr 1924 North Manchester, IN) and Cynthia E. McConkey (8 Mar 1856 - 1896)

[gravestone of Jesse and Sarah Stoneburner] 21. pd0207   Father Jesse W. STONEBURNER born Feb.9, 1850 died Jan 9, 1909, aged 58y.11m.
Mother Sarah R. his wife, born Aug.13, 1855, died Mar.28, 1931, Aged 75Y.7M.15D.
"Mother, Sarah R. Stoneburner, his wife, b. Aug. 18, 1855, d. March 28, 1931, Age 75 y 7 mo. 15 da.," from 1957 reading
[upright black granite on large gray granite base]
Jesse W. Stoneburner born in Perry, Hocking County, OH
married 09 September 1906 in Adams County, IN
Sarah Rufina Kistler born in Newton Township, Trumbull County, OH, daughter of Stephen Kistler and Mary Keifer? Bauman

SUFFERINGS OVER
Jesse W. Stoneburner Died this Morning After Long Illness
WAS SICK A YEAR
Was Well Known--Funeral Services Monday Morning
  Jesse W. Stoneburner, one of the best known citizens of the county, died at 7:15 o'clock this morning, at his home in Kirkland township, after suffering for a year from a complication of dropsy and cancer of the liver. Mr. Stoneburner was a leader in the Dunkard church and was one of the most popular men of his community. He was born in Fairfield, county, Ohio, February 9, 1850, and in just one month would have reached his fifty-ninth birthday. He came to Adams county with his parents forty-seven years ago, and has since made his home in this locality. He is survived by the widow and seven children, all of whom live in this county and who are Amos, Floyd and Miles and Mrs. Viola Peterstein (sic), Mrs. Mary Dilling, and the Misses Victoria and Alice Stoneburner. Three children have preceded the father to the great beyond. Other relatives are three brothers, John, Joseph and Abraham and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Woodward and Mrs. William Kitson of this city. The funeral services will be held Monday, leaving the home at ten o'clock. The services will be held at the Pleasant Dale church and interment will be made at the cemetery nearby.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume VII. Number 8.   Saturday Evening, January 9, 1909.   p. 1, col. 1.

  Jesse W. Stoneburner, one of the best known citizens of the county, died at 7:15 a. m. Saturday, at his home in Kirkland township, after suffering for a year from a complication of dropsy and cancer of the liver. Mr. Stoneburner was a leader in the Dunkard church and was one of the most popular men of his community. He was born in Fairfield county, Ohio, February 9, 1850, and in just one month would have reached his fifty-ninth birthday. He came to Adams county with his parents forty-seven years ago, and has since made his home in this locality. He is survived by the widow and seven children, all of whom live in this county and who are Amos, Floyd and Miles and Mrs. Viola Peterstein (sic), Mrs. Mary Dilling, and the Misses Victoria and Alice Stoneburner. Three children have preceded the father to the great beyond. Other relatives are three brothers, John, Joseph and Abraham and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Woodward and Mrs. William Kitson of this city. The funeral services were held Monday, leaving the home at ten o'clock. The services will be held at the Pleasant Dale church and interment will be made at the cemetery nearby.
Decatur Democrat.   Volume LII Number 2   Thursday, January 14, 1909   p. 6, col. 5.

[gravestone of Ida Stoneburner] 22. pd0208   Ida L. STONEBURNER 1878-1905
"Ida Lucinda Stoneburner, dau. of J. W. & S. R. Stoneburner, d. June 25, 1905, Age 25y 11 m. 13 d.," from 1957 DAR reading
[small gray granite block sharing common concrete footing with Willis]

A TYPHOID VICTIM
Miss Ida Stoneburner Died Yesterday -- Funeral Today.
  Miss Ida Stoneburner, twenty six years of age, died at two o'clock yesterday morning, after an illness of several weeks, death resulting from typhoid fever. Miss Stoneburner was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Stoneburner, of Kirkland township, and was highly respected in that community, being a devote member of the Pleasant church. The funeral services were held this afternoon at two o'clock from the Pleasant church, and interment will be made in the Pleasant cemetery.
Decatur, Indiana: The Daily Democrat.   Volume III Number 143   Tuesday Evening, June 27, 1905.   p. 1, col. 4.

[gravestone of Willis Stoneburner] 23. pd0209   Willis W. STONEBURNER 1899-1900
"Willis, W, son of J. W. and R. Stoneburner, d. Dec. 8, 1808, Age 1 y. 5 mo.," from 1957 DAR reading
(1808 transcription error by DAR reading)
[small gray granite block]
Last         First   Sex  Age  Date of Death  Place of Death  Book   Page
Stoneburner  Willis  M    1    6 Dec 1900     Kirkland Twp    H-22*  2
Index to Death Records, Adams County, 1882-1920 Inclusive, Compiled by Indiana Works Progress Administration, 1938

[gravestone of Peterseim infant son] 24. pd0210   Infant son of J.M. & V. PETERSEIM Died July 28, 1908
[small upright stone on dressed stone base]
Oscar Peterseim (28 Jul 1908 - 28 July 1908), son of Joseph Martin Peterseim 14 Sep 1879 OH - and Viola Stoneburner (9 Sep 1882 Adams Co. IN - 14 Feb 1930 Troy, Miami Co. OH), who married 9 Sep 1906 Adams Co. IN
grandson of Jesse Stoneburner and Sarah Fufina Kistler
FORMER COUNTY RESIDENT DIES
Mrs. Joseph Peterseim, 57 Dies at Troy, O., After Short Illness
  Mrs. Joseph Peterseim, 57, former Adams County lady[,] died at 4:15 o'clock this morning at her home in Troy, Ohio. Death came suddenly.
  Mrs. Peterseim had enjoyed her usual health until a week ago when she became ill and death followed this morning.
  Mrs. Viola Stoneburner Peterseim was born September 9, 1882 in Kirkland Township. She was the daughter of Jesse W. and Sarah Stoneburner. The mother, Mrs. Stoneburner[,] survives the deceased.
  On September 9, 1906 she was united in marriage to Joseph Peterseim. To this union were born four children, one of whom died in infancy. The husband and following children survive: Mrs. Orville Garrill of Troy, Ohio, Pauline Peterseim and Gerald Peterseim, at home. Two grandchildren also survive.
  The following brothers and sisters survive the deceased, Mrs. John Arnold, of near Decatur, Miles W. Stoneburner, of Tocsin, Victoria Stoneburner, Mrs. O. V. Dilling, Amos K. Stoneburner, and Floyd Stoneburner all of Kirkland township.
  Mrs. Peterseim was a member of the Brethren Church since childhood.
  Funeral services will be held Monday forenoon at 10 o'clock at the Church of the Brethren at Troy, Ohio.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXVIII. No. 40.   Saturday, February 15, 1930.   p. 1, col. 8.

gap of 5 lots

[gravestone of Anna May Rupert] 25. pd0211   Anna May RUPERT 1897-1947
[small gray granite block on concrete footing]

Mrs. Anna Rupert Dies At Bluffton
Kirkland Township Lady Dies Friday
  Mrs. Anna Rupert, 49, a native of Kirkland township and wife of Lowell Rupert, died last night at 10 o'clock at the home of a sister, Mrs. Mildred Straw in Bluffton.
  Death was attributed to carcinoma and followed an illness of one and one-half years.
  The deceased was born in Kirkland township on October 10, 1897 the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leimenstall. She was married on October 17, 1928, and was a member of the Christian Union church.
  For 11 years she had resided at Spencerville, Ohio.
  Surviving are the parents, the husband and the following brothers and sisters: William of Uniondale, Mrs. Mary Falls (sic) of Monroeville, Mrs. Hazel Zimmerman of Decatur, Mrs. Martha Crozier of Craigville, Mrs. Straw at Bluffton, Lloyd of Decatur and Walter of Uniondale. Two sisers are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Craigville Christian Union church and burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery in Kirkland township.
  The body will be returned to the home of the parents, one mile east of Craigville, from the Jahn funeral home in Bluffton today.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XLV. No. 193   Saturday, August [16], 1947   p. 1, col. 2.

Mrs. Anna Rupert Answers Summons
  Mrs. Anna May Rupert, 49, died at 10 p.m. Friday at the home of a sister, Mrs. Mildred Straw, of 204 East Arnold street. The decedent had been ill one and a half years, and had been a resident of Spencerville, O., for the last 10 years.
  Mrs. Rupert was born Oct. 5, 1897, in Kirkland township, Adams county, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leimenstall, and was united in marriage to Lowell Rupert Oct. 17, 1928. There were no children born to the union.
  Surviving are the husband, the parents, who reside one mile east of Craigville; three brothers, William and Walter Leimenstall of Uniondale, Lloyd Leimenstall of Decatur; four sister[s], Mrs. Mary Fells of Monroeville, Mrs. Hazel Zimmerman of Decatur, Mrs. Martha Crozier of Craigville, and Mrs. Mildred Straw of this city. Two sisters are deceased.
  The body will be taken from the Jahn funeral home to the home of the parents Sunday morning.
  Funeral services will be at 2 o'clock Monday at the Craigville Christian Union church of which the decedent was a member. Rev. J. Smith assisted by Rev. G. M. Sills will officiate at the service. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery in Kirkland township.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XVIII, No. 243.   Saturday, August 16, 1947   p. 1, col. 2.

[gravestone of Attabell Nelson] 26. pd0212   Attabell NELSON Apr. 12.-1926-Oct. 14.
[smaller gray granite block]

NELSON BABY DIES AT AGE OF SIX MONTHS
DAUGHTER OF CHARLES NELSON DIES AT HOME NEAR CURRYVILLE.
  Attabell Nelson, six-month-old daughter of Charles Nelson, died at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leimenstall, one mile south of Curryville, on the Adams-Wells county line, at 8 o'clock Thursday morning. Death was due to bowel trouble. The child's mother died May 3. Surviving are the father; two brothers, Richard, age 4, and Lawrence Edwin, age 2; and the grandparents. Funeral services will be held at the Pleasant Dale church of the Brethren, at 10:30 o'clock Saturday morning, the Rev. Mr. Porter officiating. Burial will be made in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Bluffton Evening News   Thirty-Fifth Year, No. 13   Friday, October 15, 1926   p. 1, col. 6.

[gravestone of Rosetta Nelson] 27. pd0213   Rosetta NELSON 1900-1926
[small gray granite block]

Death Claims Rosetta Nelson Mrs. Rosetta Nelson, of Fort Wayne Dies At Local Hospital
  Mrs. Rosetta Nelson, 26, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Adams county, died at the Adams County Memorial Hospital at 11:35 o'clock last night, after a short illness. Death was said to be due to blood poisoning. Mrs. Nelson was brought to the local hospital from her home at 1428 East Lewis street, Fort Wayne, last Friday.
  Rosetta Leimenstall Nelson was born in Wells county, August 16, 1900. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leimenstall, of near Curryville. When still very young, Mrs. Nelson moved to this county with her parents, where she lived until her marriage to Charles Nelson, of Fort Wayne, six years ago.
  Besides the husband, three children survive. They are: Richard Leland, Lawrence Edward and Anna Belle. The parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leimenstall and five sisters, Mae, Mary, Hazel, Martha and Mildred, and three brothers, William, Lloyd and Walter, survive.
  Mrs. Nelson was a member of the United Brethren church. Funeral arrangements have not yet been ar- (continued on page three) ranged, but they will be held from the home of Mrs. Nelson's parents, near Curryville, in this county. Burial will take place at the Pleasant Dale cemetery in Adams county.
Decatur, Indiana: Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXIV. Number 106.   Tuesday, May 4, 1926.   p. 1, col. 6; p. 3, col. 1.

MRS. ROSETTA NELSON DIES AT DECATUR
NATIVE OF WELLS COUNTY DIES OF BLOOD POISONING.--FUNERAL AT CURRYVILLE.
  Mrs. Rosetta Nelson, 26, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Wells county, died at the Decatur hospital at 11:35 o'clock Monday night after a short illness. Death was said to be due to blood poisoning. Mrs. Nelson was taken to the hospital from her home at 1428 East Lewis street, Fort Wayne, last Friday.
  Rosetta Leimenstall Nelson was born in Wells county, August 16, 1900. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leimenstall of near Curryville. When still very young, Mrs. Nelson moved to Adams county with her parents, where she lived until her marriage to Charles Nelson, of Fort Wayne, six years ago.
  Besides the husband, three children survive. They are: Richard Leland, Lawrence Edward, and Anna Belle. The parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leimenstall and five sisters, Mae, Mary, Hazel, Martha and Mildred, and three brothers, William, Lloyd and Walter, survive.
  Mrs. Nelson was a member of the United Brethren church. Funeral services will be held from the home of Mrs. Nelson's parents, near Curryville, in Adams County. Burial will take place at the Pleasant Dale cemetery in Adams county.
Bluffton Evening News   Thirty-Fourth Year, No. 184   Wednesday, May 5, 1926   p. 1, col. 6.

[gravestone of Alford Crist (?)] 28. pd0214   Alfred D. Crist (2010 reading of re-carved stone) - reused replacement
[illegible writing on small upright white stone embedded in concrete footing (1998)]
"------d. February 15, 1881, Age 27 d. by the stone of____ Rosetta Nelson,1900-1926.," from 1957 DAR reading
{Alford D. CRIST * Died 1851 11 months, from cemetery map}

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[gravestone of Abraham Stoneburner] 29. pd0215   Abraham STONEBURNER 1854-1932
[gray granite block]

Dies At Home Of Son Here
Abraham Stoneburner, 78, Dies Following Extended Illness
  Abraham Stoneburner, 78, retired Adams County farmer died at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon at the home of his son, Israel, on Fourth street. Death was caused by paralysis and followed an illness of five weeks.
  Mr. Stoneburner had been making his home with his son in this city the past two years.
  He is survived by three children, Tom of Kendallville, Bertha of Auburn, and Israel; four grandchildren, and several brothers and sisters who reside in Adams County. His wife preceded him in death many years ago.
  The funeral arrangements have not been made.
Decatur, Indiana: Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXX. No. 181   Monday, August 1, 1932.   p. 1, col. 7.

Retired Farmer Called By Death
Abraham Stoneburner, 78, Dies At Home Of Son In Decatur.
  Abraham Stoneburner, 78, retired Adams county farmer, died at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at the home of his son, Israel, on Fourth street in Decatur. Death was caused by paralysis and followed an illness of five weeks.
  Mr. Stoneburner had been making his home with his son in that city for the past two years.
  He is survived by three children, Tom, Kendallville; Bertha, Auburn; and Israel; four grandchildren, and several brothers and sisters who reside in Adams county. His wife preceded him in death many years ago.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News Banner   Vol. III. No. 232.   Tuesday, August 2, 1932   p. 3, col. 8.

[gravestone of Israel and Catharine Stoneburner] 30. pd0216   Father and Mother STONEBURNER [front]
Israel Stoneburner, died May 26, 1903 aged 77Y. 3M. 25D   At Rest [inscription on south side of stone]
Catharine wife of I.Stoneburner died Dec. 21, 1870, aged 42Y. 1M. 14D.   I am going home.
[north side of upright gray granite shaft]
Israel Stoneburner (01 Feb 1826 Perry County OH - 26 May 1903 Adams County IN)
marriage:
1st - 27 Aug 1846 to Catherine S Welty (07 Nov 1828 Hocking County OH - 21 Dec 1870 Adams County IN)
2nd - 22 Aug 1891 to Theresa Johnson

[gravestone of Susanna and Peter Zimmerman] 31. pd0217   ZIMMERMAN Susanna Zimmerman Bell 1844 - 1927 Peter Zimmerman 1835 - 1880
[upright gray granite on gray granite base]

{Peter Zimmerman Died 1880 44 Yrs., from cemetery map}
Peter Zimmerman, born 28 Aug 1835 in Berks County PA, son of Moses Zimmerman and Rachel Frey

{Susan Belt (sic) Died 1927 82 Yrs., from cemetery map}
Susannah Niblick, daughter of James Niblick (19 Jan 1801 - 18 Nov 1869) and and Sarah Ann Ball (12 Oct 1822 - 11 Aug 1886 Reynolds Cemetery, Root Twp.).

SUSANNAH BELL DIES SUNDAY
Aged Native of Adams Co., Dies At Home Of Son Southeast of Decatur
  Mrs. Susannah Niblick Bell, 83, lifelong resident of Adams county, died at the home of her son, Charles Zimmerman, southeast of Decatur, Sunday night at 10:30 o'clock, following an extended illness. Death was due to infirmities of old age.
  Susannah Niblick Bell, one of the oldest native residents of the county, was born in Washington township September 21, 1844. She was united in marriage in 1862 to Peter Zimmerman, who preceded her in death in 1880. Later Mrs. Bell was married to James Bell, who also preceded her in death.
  Mrs. Bell was a devout member of the Pleasant Dale church of the Brethren, and was always present at the services when her health permitted. The following children survive: Ezra E. Zimmerman, Mrs. Edward Chronister, James L. Zimmerman, of Decatur; William D. Zimmerman, of Washington township; D. C. Zimmerman, of Monroe; Charles Zimmerman, of Decatur. Three daughters, Cannie Bell, Mrs. M. C. Beery and Mrs. Vincent Lewton and one son, Oliver O., preceded the mother in death.
  A brother, Dewitt C. Niblick and two sisters, Rachael and Caroline of Toledo, survive, also. Several sisters and brothers, including the late Jesse Niblick, of this city; Mary Oppenheim, of Bluffton, Jeanette Adelspurger, of Los Angeles, Elizabeth
(CONTINUED ON PAGE FIVE)
SUSANNAH BELL DIES SUNDAY
(CONTINUED FROM PAGE ONE)
Methard and Robert Niblick, preceded Mrs. Bell in death.
  Thirty grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren, and many more distant relatives and a host of friends survive. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the house and at 2 o'clock from the Pleasant Dale church. Burial will take place in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. The Rev. D. M. Byerly and the Rev. Mr. Cover, will have charge of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXV. No. 92.   Monday, April 18, 1927.   p. 1, col. 1; p. 5, col. 2.

SUSANNAH BELL IS CALLED BY DEATH
WELL KNOWN ADAMS COUNTY LADY DIES SUNDAY; RELATIVES HERE
  Decatur, Apr. 19--Mrs. Susannah Niblick Bell, 83, life-long resident of Adams county, died at the home of her son, Charles Zimmerman, south- east of Decatur, Sunday night at 10:30 o'clock, following an extended illness. Death was due to infirmities of old age.
  Susannah Niblick Bell, one of the oldest native residents of the county, was born in Washington township September 21, 1844. She was united in marriage in 1862 to Peter Zimmerman, who preceded her in death in 1880. Later Mrs. Bell was married to James Bell, who also preceded her in death.
  Mrs. Bell was a devout member of the Pleasant Dale church of the Brethren, and was always present at the services when her health permitted. The following children survive: Ezra E. Zimmerman, Mrs. Edward Chronister, James L. Zimmerman of Decatur; William D. Zimmerman, of Washington township; D. C. Zimmerman, of Monroe; Charles Zimmerman of Decatur. Three daughters, Cannie Bell, Mrs. M. C. Beery and Mrs. Vincent Lewton, and one son, Oliver O., preceded the mother in death.
  A brother, Dewitt C. Niblick, and two sisters, Rachael and Caroline, of Toledo, survive, also. Several sisters and brothers, including the late Jesse Niblick, of this city; Mary Oppenheim, of Bluffton, Jeanette Adelspurger, of Los Angeles, Elizabeth Methard and Robert Niblick, preceded Mrs. Bell in death. Mrs. W. A. Myers of Bluffton, is a niece.
  Thirty grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren, and many more distant relatives and a host of friends survive. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the house and at 2 o'clock from the Pleasant Dale church. Burial will take place in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. The Rev. D. M. Byerly and the Rev. Mr. Cover will have charge of the services.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening Banner   Vol. XXVIII. No. 127.   Tuesday, April 19, 1927   p. 2, col. 4.

large evergreen

[gravestone of Kamnie Zimmerman] 32. pd0218   Kamnie B., daut. of P.&S. ZIMMERMAN, died Oct. 15, 1877, aged 3y.7m.24d.
"Kannie, dau. of (P. & S. Zimmerman) October 15, 1877 (sunken in ground)," from 1957 DAR reading
calculated birth date: Saturday 21 February 1874
[small upright slab]

[gravestone of Oliver Zimmerman] 33. pd0219   Oliver P., son of P.&S. ZIMMERMAN, died Jan.? 27, 1863?[8?], aged 3y.26d.
"Oliver, son of P. & S. ZIMMERMAN, d. Jan. 27, 1863, Age 3 y. 26 da," from 1957 DAR reading
[small upright white slab on brown sandstone base identical to Kamnie's, both resting on new concrete footing.]

[gravestone of Prissila Billman] 34. pd0220   Prissila, dau. of Gideon & Lydia ... (rest of inscription embedded in ground)
"Priscilla, dau. of Gideon and Lydia Ballman or BILLMAN (stone sunken in ground," from 1957 DAR reading
[upright white slab]
{Prissila Billman Died 1855, from cemetery map}
daughter of Gideon Billman and Lydia Goebel, married 12 July 1836



Row 3:   (27 stones)


35. pd0301   {Mildred May BAUMGARTNER Died 1922, from cemetery map, but no stone in 1998 or 1957}

[gravestone of Bertha Baumgartner] 36. pd0302   Bertha BAUMGARTNER 1881-1912
"Bertha Baumgartner, b. Dec. 1, 1881, d. Oct. 26, 1912," from 1957 DAR reading
[gray granite block]

[gravestone of Mary E. Wright] 37. pd0303   Mary E. WRIGHT 1866-1912
[red granite block on larger red granite block on concrete footing]

WAS BURIED TODAY
Last Sad Rites Conducted This Morning for Mrs. Mary E. Wright
SOUTHWEST OF CITY
Many Attended Services of Esteemed Lady Held from the Home.
  At 6:30 o'clock this morning from the family home four and one-half miles southwest of the city, the last earthly respects for Mary E. Wright, wife of Raber E. Wright, were held, attended by many of the relatives and friends of the deceased lady. The deceased lady, who was highly esteemed by all who made her acquaintance, passed away at 1:00 on Wednesday following a long illness from tuberculosis, her death coming as a great relief from suffering, but ca[u]sing a deep gloom over her many friends and acquaintances. She was born in Ohio forty-five years, four months and and twenty-eight days ago, and for the past ten years had been residing at the place where death occurred. She is survived by a husband and two children--Loren Wright, aged twenty-one years, and Tena E. Wright, eighteen, at home. The services were well attended and were officiated at by the Rev. J. W. Kitson of Fort Wayne and the Rev. D. A. Hummer of Portland.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume X. Number 160.   Friday Evening, July 5, 1912.   p. 1, col. 3.

FUNERAL FRIDAY.
Services for Mrs. Mary Wright, Living Just Across County Line.
  Mrs. Raider Right living four and one-half miles southwest of Peterson, and a well known lady, died at one o'clock Wednesday afternoon after a lingering illness of four years from tuberculosis, and had been bedfast all during the summer months. She was past forty years of age and leaves a husband, one son and a daughter.
  The funeral of Mrs. Wright, was held Friday morning from the Pleasant Dale Dunkard church in Kirkland township.
  Mrs. Mary Wright was born in Ohio Sept. 1, 1866. About ten years ago she and her husband brought their family to Indiana where they have since resided.
  She is survived by her husband, E. R. Wright, and two children, a son and a daughter. The son, Loren Wright, resides in Washington, the daughter, Miss Tenna E. Wright, resides at the parental home. The family lives east of Craigville.
Bluffton Chronicle.   Volume 46. No. 2.   Wednesday, July 10, 1912.   p. 8, col. 2.

[gravestone of Tenna Wright] 38. pd0304   Tenna V. dau. of E.R.&M.E. WRIGHT 1893-1913
"Tonna V. dau. of E.R. & M.E. Wright, 1890-1913," from 1957 reading
[red granite cylinder resting horizontally on red granite base, sitting on concrete footing.]

[gravestone of Erasmus Wright] 39. pd0305   Erasmus R. WRIGHT 1858-1921
[red granite block]

ERASMUS WRIGHT DIED OF DROPSY LAST NIGHT
FARMER RESIDING FOUR MILES EAST OF BLUFFTON, DIED AT 10 P.M. WEDNESDAY.
  Erasmus R. Wright, aged 62 years, died of dropsy at ten o'clock Wednesday night at his home four miles east of Bluffton. Although Mr. Wright had lived in Wells County only since last April, he was well known in the community in which he lived and his passing brings sorrow to a wide circle of friends and relatives.
  Born in Harrisburg, Virginia, October 24, 1858, Mr. Wright was the son of Samuel Wright and Mrs. Sarah Smith Wright, both deceased, and at the time of death had reached the age of 62 years, 3 months and 15 days. He was married three times, his first wife being Sarah J. Byerly, the second, Mary E. Byerly, and the third, Mrs. N. E. Rix, who survives.
  Two children are living, Mrs. Grace Newcomer, of Chicago, and Mrs. L. L. Wright, of Nevada. Two daughters are deceased. Two sisters and one brother who survive are Miss Viola Wright and Mrs. Detta Miller, both of Virginia, and R. L. Wright, of Woodland, Michigan.
  Mr. Wright was a member of the Church of the Brethren at Pleasant Dale.
  Funeral services will be conducted at eleven o'clock Sunday morning at the Pleasant Dale church, two miles east of Curryville. Burial will be made in the adjoining cemetery.
Bluffton Evening News   Twenty-Ninth Year, No. 112.   Thursday, February 10, 1921   p. 1, col. 1.

[gravestone of Bertha Fisher] 40. pd0306   Bertha M. dau. of B.&M. FISHER Oct.21.1900
"Martha M., dau. of B. & M. Fisher, Oct. 21, 1900," from 1957 reading
[small red granite block flush with ground]

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[gravestone of Olive Miller] 41. pd0307   Olive C. MILLER 1882-1950
[small gray granite block]

Miss Olive Miller Claimed by Death
 Miss Olive Miller, 67, died at 4 o'clock Sunday morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. John Hoover, on East Market street, after an illness of one week. Her death was attributed to a stroke of paralysis.
  Surviving in addition to Mrs. Hoover are two other sisters, Mrs. Nettie Carpenter, Houston, Tex., and Mrs. Mary Schwenk, of Washington, and a brother, Manuel Miller, of Monroeville.
  The body will removed to the Jahn funeral home where friends may call.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Pleasant Dale church in Kirkland township, Adams county, of which the decedent was a member, in charge of Rev. Russell Weller. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XX No. 87   Monday, February 13, 1950   p. 1, col. 3.

[gravestone of George and Elizabeth Miller] 42. pd0308   MILLER George W. 1852-1932 Elizabeth 1854-1907
[gray granite slant]

G W. MILLER IS DEATH'S VICTIM
Retired Adams County Farmer Dies of Pneumonia At Magley
  George W. Miller, 80, a retired farmer of route 4, Decatur, died at his home Thursday evening at 5:30 o'clock. Death was due to pneumonia. Mr. Miller had been ailing with palsy for several years.
  A few weeks ago he developed pneumonia and his condition gradually became worse. He died last evening while sleeping.
  The deceased was born in Augusta county, Virginia, December 14, 1852, the son of Joseph and Barbara Miller. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Miller, who preceded him in death on October 5, 1907.
  Seven children were born to the union, one of whom died in infancy. Mr. Miller was a member of the Pleasant Dale church of the Brethren. He moved to Ohio from Virginia in 1874 and came to Indiana in 1901. He had made his home in Magley since 1919.
  Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Nettie Carpenter, Hufsmith, Texas; Mrs. Mary Schwenk, Loganton, Pennsylvania; S. A. Miller, Denver, Colorado; E. J. Miller, Kirkland township, and Olive and Emma Miller at home.
  Five brothers, and two sisters also survive. They are A. A. Miller of Bolar, Virginia; A. J. Miller, E. J. Miller, J. B. Miller, Miss Anna R. Miller, and Mrs. D. S. Thomas, all of Bridgewater, Virginia, and J. T. Miller of Indianapolis. Seventeen grandchildren and four great- grandchildren survive.
  Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the home and at 2 o'clock at the Pleasant Dale Church of the
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G. W. MILLER IS DEATH'S VICTIM
CONTINUED FROM PAGE ONE
Brethren. The Rev. D. M. Byerly will officiate. Burial will be made in the cemetery near the church.
  The body was taken to the S. E. Black Funeral Parlors and will be removed to the home at Magley, this evening.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXX. No. 308.   Friday, December 30, 1932.   p. 1, col. 3; p. 6, col. 4.

GEORGE W. MILLER DIES.
  George W. Miller, 80, died at 5:30 Thursday evening at his home at Magley, Adams county. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at the Pleasant church with burial in the cemetery nearby.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. IV. No. 50.   Friday, December 30, 1932   p. 1, col. 5.

[gravestone of Emma and Jonas Liby] 43. pd0309   LIBY Emma I. 1881-1967 Jonas A. 1876-1943
[gray granite block]

JONAS LIBY DIES AT HOSPITAL HERE
DEATH EARLY TODAY IS ATTRIBUTED TO COMPLICATIONS; FUNERAL THURSDAY
  Jonas Liby, 66, Clark avenue, died at 2:30 a.m. today at the Clinic hospital, where he was taken Monday morning, suffering from a heart condition. He had not been in good health for some time, following a fall from a hay mow at which time he suffered severe injuries to his back and head.
  Born Oct. 26, 1876 in Kirkland township, Adams county, the decedent was the son of Jonas and Catherine Fulk Liby. He was married in February, 1907, in Kirkland township to Emma Norris. The couple has resided in Wells county for a period of 22 years.
  Surviving are the widow; five sons, Walter Liby, of Muncie, Pfc. Lloyd Liby, of Lowry Field, Colo., Lester Liby, of Bluffton, Pvt. Lorin Liby, of Jefferson Barracks, Mo., and Corp. Robert Liby, of Camp
(CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO)
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XIV. No. 266.   Tuesday, September 14, 1943   p. 1, col. 4.
JONAS LIBY DIES
(CONTINUED FROM PAGE ONE)
Maxey, Tex.; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Burroughs, and Miss Mary Liby, both of Bluffton; nine grandchildren; three brothers, Frank Liby, of Decatur, Elias Liby, of Bluffton, and Grover Liby, of Fort Wayne, and a sister, Mrs. Aaron Eury, Fort Wayne rural route. Two sisters and five brothers are deceased.
  The sons in service will attend the funeral services if they are able to obtain furloughs.
  The body will be taken from the Jahn funeral home Wednesday morning to the residence.
  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren in Kirkland township, of which Mr. Liby was a member, in charge of Rev. Russell Weller assisted by Rev. Matthew Worthman. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XIV. No. 266.   Tuesday, September 14, 1943   p. 2, col. 1.

Rites Tuesday for Mrs. Emma Liby
  Mrs. Emma I. Liby, 85, of 707 West Market St. died at 11:45 a.m. Saturday at the Clark Nuring Home. Death, due to a cerebral hemorrhage, followed an illness of three years.
  A native of Darke County, O., Mrs. Liby was born Nov. 28, 1881, a daughter of Marcellus and Chloe Detrick Norris. Her marriage to Jonas Liby, who preceded her in death in 1943, took place in 1902.
  Mrs. Liby was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Edith) Burroughs of Bluffton and Mrs. John (Mary) Donaghy of Ossian Route 2; four sons, Walter of Muncie, Lloyd of Detroit, Lester of Bluffton and Robert of Colton, Calif.
  Three sisters, Mrs. John (Nora) Fulk of Bluffton, Mrs. Charles (Vera) Wolfe of Kingsland and Mrs. Rhuben (Alice) Smith of Peterson, 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren also survive.
  Friends may call at the Goodwin Funeral Home, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. Dolar Ritchey officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXVII No. 188   Monday, June 12, 1967   p. 1, col. 2.

[gravestone of Chloe and Marcellus Norris] 44. pd0310   NORRIS Chloe E. 1856-1931 Marcellus C. 1853-1933
[larger gray granite block]

M. C. NORRIS DIES
      OF HEART ATTACK

DEATH OCCURS EARLY TODAY
  AND FUNERAL WILL BE
      AT PLEASANT DALE.
  Marcellus C. Norris, 80, died at 7:40 this morning at his home on Lancaster street following a heart attack, which he suffered Friday morning.
  Born in Darke county, O., on Aug. 17, 1853, the deceased was a son of William and Mary Icenbarger Norris. His marriage to Miss Chloe E. Detrick took place in Postsdam. Dark[e] county, O. She preceded him in death on April 3, 1931.
  Surviving are eight children, Mrs. Emma I. Liby, Mrs. Nora M. Fulk, and William Norris, this city; Jessie C. Norris, Darke county, O.; Mrs. Verine Wolfe, Allen county; Adam W. Norris, Montgomery county, O.; Mrs. Esther Kinsey, Richland, Mich., and Mrs. Alice Smith, Adams county. Three daughters are deceased.
  Brothers and sisters surviving are Austin Norris, Mrs. Ella Long, and Newton Norris, Darke county, O., and Mrs. Fora Minnich, Ohio.
  Funeral services will be held at 1:30 Monday afternoon at the Pleasant Dale church of which Mr. Norris was a member. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. V No. 10   Saturday, November 11, 1933   p. 1, col. 4.

Chloe Norris Dies Today
Mother of Monroe Woman Dies At Bluffton This Afternoon
  Bluffton, April 3--(Special) Mrs. Chloe E. Norris, 84, died at her home at 421 West Lancaster street Bluffton, this afternoon at 2 o'clock following a four weeks illness.
  The deceased was born April 13, 1856 in Rockingham, Virginia, the daughter of Abraham Detrick and Hahaly (sic) Judy. She was married in Georgetown, Ohio to N. C. Norris (sic), who survives.
  The children who survive are Emma I. Liby of Bluffton; Jesse C. Norris of Arcanum, Ohio; Adam W. Norris, William Norris, and Nora Fulk of Bluffton; Virnie Wolf of Waynedale, Esther Kensey (sic) of Richmond, Michigan, and Alice Smith of Monroe. There are two children deceased, Elizabeth Liby and Katherine Norris. John Detrick of Salem, Ohio is the only brother living. the deceased was one of twelve children in the family. Forty-one grandchildren survive.
  Funeral services will be held Monday, April 6, at 10 a.m. at the Brethren Church, four miles east of Craigville, with the Rev. D. M. Byerly officiating. Burial will be made in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXIX. No. 80.   Friday, April 3, 1931.   p. 1, col. 2.

MRS. M. C. NORRIS DIES 2 O'CLOCK
DEATH OCCURS AT HOME ON LANCASTER STREET; FUNERAL MONDAY MORNING
  Mrs. M. C. Norris, 74, died this afternoon at 2 o'clock at her home, 421 West Lancaster street, following an illness of four weeks.
  Mrs. Norris' maiden name was Chloe Detrick and she was born at Rockingham, Va., a daughter of Abraham and Virginia Detrick. The date of her birth was April 13, 1856.
  Her marriage to Mr. Norris, who is living, took place at Georgetown, Darke county, Ohio. She had been a resident of Wells county eleven years.
  Following are the sons and daughters who survive: Emma Liby, Bluffton; Jesse C. Norris, Arcanum, O.; Adam W. Norris, Bluffton; Vernie Wolfe, Waynedale; William Norris, Bluffton; Nora Fulk, Bluffton; Esther Kinsey, Richmond, Mich.; Alice Smith, Monroe, Ind. Two daughters, Elizabeth Liby and Katherine Norris, are deceased.
  A brother, John Detrick, resides at Salem, O. He is the only living one of a family of twelve children. He is eighty-four years old.
  There are forty-one grandchildren living. Three are dead.
  Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 10 o'clock at the Brethren church, four miles east of Craigville. Burial will be made at Pleasantdale.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. II. No. 128.   Friday, April 3, 1931   p. 1, col. 5.


[gravestone of Katy Norris] 45. pd0311   Katy, daughter of M.C. & C.E. NORRIS 1891-1909
"Katy V. dau. of C.E. and M.C. Norris b. Sept. 10, 1891, d. April 1, 1909 Age 17 y. 6 mo. 21 da.," from 1957 reading
(Norris Cath. F W 17 Apr 1 1909 Kirkland Twp H-24 16 WPA Death Records)
[small gray granite block on larger base]

TO ETERNAL WORLD
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norris Breathed Her Last
17 YEARS OF AGE
Inflammatory Rheumatism Caused the Demise
  Inflammatory rheumatism in its utmost severity after causing intense pain to Catherine, daughter of M. C. and Chloe Norris of Kirkland township, for several months, has ushered enjoyed the friendship of her every acquaintance. She became ill some time ago from a siege of rheumatism which as it developed became more painful each day, death having been foretokened long before she breathed her last. Catherine was a good girl. She was beloved by all who knew her nobility, her sterling worth. She was ever willing to lend her assistance in any cause for the right. The parents and innumerable friends are sorely bereaved as a consequence of the untimely demise. The funeral services will be held from the Pleasant Dale church in Kirkland township Sunday.
Decatur Daily Democrat.   Volume VII. Number 79.   Friday Evening, April 2, 1909.   p. 2, col. 4.

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[gravestone of James Dolan] 46. pd0312   Jas. DOLAN Co.A. 69 Ohio Inf.
"James Dolan, Co. A. 69 Ohio Inf.," from 1957 reading
[upright slab with U.S. flag in GAR 1861 1865 star holder]


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[gravestone of Carl Helmrich] 47. pd0313   Carl F. HELMRICH 1897 - 1901
[gray granite block]
{Carl Frank Helmrick 3 y 11 m 6 d 1-9-1900 Pleasant Dale, from Deaths- St Luke Reformed Church, Book II 1886-1921 Rev O.P.Vitz, Pastor. p.51}

concrete urn

[gravestone of Charles and Attaway Leimenstoll] 48. pd0314   LEIMENSTOLL Charles R. 1873-1948 Attaway 1877- 1953
[red granite slant on red granite base]
{A. Limmenstall Died 1904, from cemetery map}

Chas. Leimenstoll Answers Summons
  Charles Leimenstoll, 74, died at 1 a.m. today at his home one mile east of Craigville, following an illness from heart trouble. He had been seriously ill a week.
  Born in Ohio June 17, 1873, the decedent was the son of Reinhart and Rachael Martin Leimenstoll. His marriage in Adams county Oct. 17, 1896, was to Attaway Barton, who survives. He resided in Wells and Adams counties most of his life.
  Surviving besides the widow are three sons, William and Walter Leimenstoll, both of Uniondale, and Lloyd Leimenstoll, of Decatur; four daughters, Mrs. Earl Fell, of Monroeville, Mrs. Lawrence Zimmerman, Decatur route; Mrs. Martha Crozier, of Craigville; and Mrs. Ralph Straw, of Bluffton; 18 grandchildren, and six sisters, Mrs. Susie Hovager (sic), of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Rosie Leimenstoll, Mrs. Catherine Ehrman and Mrs. Lena Sherlock, all of Decatur, Mrs. Sadie Straub, of Willshire, and Mrs. Pearl Huffman, of Preble. Three daughters, two brothers and two sisters are deceased.
  The body will be taken Friday morning from the Jahn funeral home to the residence.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Christian Union church at Craigville, of which Mr. Leimenstoll was a member, in charge of Rev. Jay Smith. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XIX. No. 146.   Thursday, April 22, 1948   p. 1, col. 2.

Mrs. Leimenstall Dies at Hospital
  Mrs. Attaway Leimenstall, 76, who resided near Craigville, died at 4:20 Thursday afternoon at the Clinic Hospital after an illness of six weeks.
  The decedent was born July 28, 1877 in Adams County to Jeremiah and Barbara Ann Gaskill Barton. Her marriage to Charles Leimenstall took place Oct. 17, 1896 in Adams County. He died April 22, 1948. She was a member of the Evangelical Mission Church at Craigville.
  Surviving are three sons, William and Walter Leimenstall, Uniondale and Lloyd Leimenstall, at home; four daughters, Mrs. Mary Fell, Monroeville, Mrs. Mildred Straw, Bluffton, Mrs. Hazel Zimmerman, Decatur and Mrs. Martha Crozier, Craigville; 17 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a sister; Mrs. Jennie Summers, Fort Wayne.
  The body is at the Jahn Funeral Home where friends may call after 5 o'clock this afternoon.
  The body will be taken Saturday morning to the residence where friends may call after 10 o'clock. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 Sunday afternoon at the residence and at 2 o'clock at the Evangelical Mission Church with Rev. Roscoe Coleman officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasantdale Cemetery in Kirkland Township.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXIII No. 270   Friday, September 18, 1953   p. 1, col. 8.


[gravestone of Leimenstoll infant daughter] 49. pd0315   Infant dau. of C.&A. LEIMENSTOLL died Dec. 13, 1909
[upright gray slab on gray stone base]
{Infant Dau. of C. & I. Limmenstall 1905, from cemetery map}


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[gravestone of Rasshus Ernst] 50. pd0316   ..._ry Died Mar. 2, ___
"Rassis S. ???? of ERNEST ??? d. 1880 can't decipher," from 1957 DAR reading
[illegible inscription on ornately carved upright white slab on base]
{Rasshus Ernst Died 1869 19 Yrs., from cemetery map}

  Tuesday, May 25th, of Typhoid fever, RASSILUS S. ERNST, aged 19 years, 8 months and 3 days.
The Decatur Eagle.   Vol. 13. No. 8.   Friday, May 28, 1869.   p. 3, col. 1.

[gravestone of John and Rebecca Ernst] 51. pd0317   John ERNST, Member of Co.H. 42nd Regt. Ohio Vol.Inft., died at St.Louis, Mo. in service of his country Mar.24, 1863, aged 42Y.8M.
[south side inscription on upright gray shaft with cap, on cubic base]
(cenotaph?)
Rebecca A., wife of John ERNST born May 30, 1824, died July 28, 1909, aged 85Y.1M.28D.
[north side of shaft]
John O Ernst
birth: 20 May 1824 Bedford County PA
Rebecca Ann Steele
oldest daughter of twelve children of George and Margaret Steele

No. of certificate. Name of pensioner. Post-office address. Cause for which pensioned. Monthly rate. Dale of original allowance.
24,498 Ernst, Rebecca A. Peterson widow $8.00 .....
United States Pension Bureau, List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883; ... Vol. IV.   Washington, 1883. reprinted Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1970. p. 4.

[gravestone of George and Margaret Steele] 52. pd0318   Margaret wife of George STEELE died Nov 30, 1896, aged 98y.1m.2d.
[inscription on south side]
George STEELE died Feb. 22, 1882, aged 82y.10m&16d.
[inscription on north side of short upright white marble shaft, with broken marble cap, with U.S. Flag on GAR 1961 1865 star holder]

WASHINGTON STEELE, farmer, section 35, Washington Township, is the owner of 200 acres of land. He was born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, April 20, 1830. In 1837 he was taken by his parents to Richland County, Ohio, and in 1848 removed to Kirtland (sic). When he had reached his majority the family came to this county and settled in the wild woods, where the father built a hewed log house.... Mr. Steele's father, George Steele, was born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, April 6, 1799, where he was reared and married, and where five children were born. They removed to Richland County, Ohio, where they lived until they came to this county in 1848. The father died in Kirkland Township February 3, 1878, and is buried in Steele's cemetery. The mother was also born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, in September, 1802. She is now living at Pleasant Mills, with her son Henry. The parents had eleven [12] children, nine of whom are living....
Biographical and Historical Record of Adams and Wells County (Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1887), p. 472, 473.

Marguaret Shoup
birth: 28 Sep 1803 Bedford County PA, from worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
marriage: 10 Jan 1822 Bedford County PA, from worldconnect.


[gravestone of William Steel] 53. pd0319   William T. STEEL died Oct 21, 1870, aged 27yrs.6mo.
[ornate upright white marble shaft, with faint Underhill& Mattison, Fort Wayne inscription in lower right corner with U.S. flag in GAR 1861 1865 star holder]
calculated birth date: 27 April 1843
marriage: Elizabeth Stoneburner


[gravestone of Elizabeth Mills] 54. pd0320   Elizabeth Stoneburner MILLS, 1848 - 1890
[red granite square block on dressed stone base]
aka: Lizzie
birth: 1848 VA
1marriage: 23 Apr 1865 Adams County IN to William T Steele
children: Olive E Steele born about 1868
          George F Steele born about 1870
2marriage: 18 Mar 1875 Adams County IN to Sylvester C Mills
children: Roscoe C Mills


large evergreen tree

[gravestone of Mary Diehl] 55. pd0321   Mary daut. of S.&C. DIEHL Born Dec. 15, 1827 Died Apr. 27, 1853
Behold, ye travelers passing by
As you are now, so once was I
So I am now, so you must be
[Prepare?] for death, and follow me
[white slab lying in ground between tree and next stone, lower left corner of white marble broken in 1998]
[upright stone embedded in concrete footing up to line below death date in 2010]

[gravestone of Caroline and John Hartman] 56. pd0322   Caroline his wife 1828 - 1918
John HARTMAN 1792 - 1870
[large upright gray granite block on gray granite base]
{John Hartman 1792 - 1870, Caroline his wife 1828 - 1918 from St Luke Reformed, p.54}

John Hartman received a Land Patent on November 2, 1837 for 320 acres in the West Half of Section 12 (where Peterson is).
Gregory A. Boyd, J.D., Family Maps of Adams County, Indiana Norman, Oklahoma: Arphax Publishing Co., 2006. p. 73.

MRS. CAROLINE HARTMAN DIED AT THE AGE OF 90
AGED LADY PASSED AWAY AT HOME OF DAUGHTER NEAR PETERSON.
  Mrs. Caroline Hartman, one of Adams county's pioneer residents, passed away Tuesday night at 9 o'clock at her home near Peterson. She had attained the ripe old age of 90 years, seventy of which had been spent in Kirkland township, Adams County. She had make her home the last few years with her daughter, Mrs. Margaret Brown, and her illness dates from the infirmities of age back several months, the last few weeks of which her condition has been critical. Mrs. Hartman was born January 28, 1828, a daughter of George and Margaret Steele. She was married February 7, 1850. Two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Brown and Mrs. Elizabeth Weldy, who live near Peterson, are the surviving children, with five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A son, John W. Hartman, died in 1902. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the home and burial will be at the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening News   Twenty-Seventh Year, No. 15   Thursday, October 17, 1918.   p. 4, col. 2.

[gravestone of Hartman infant] 57. pd0323   ____(name) ____(name) A__(date) _ 27, 18__(date)
[illegible on small white stone leaning against larger Hartman]
{Infant of C & J HARTMAN 1852, from cemetery map}

[gravestone of Hartman infant daughter] 58. pd0324   Infant dau. of J.& C HARTMAN ... 18...
[broken white marble slab laying on concrete base]
{Infant of C & J Hartman 1858, from cemetery map}

[gravestone of Jacob Coffman] 59. pd0325   Jacob B. son of M&B ...   died Oct ;... aged 11y ... &20ds.
[small upright white slab]
{Jacob COFFMAN Died 1846, 11 Yrs., from cemetery map}

[gravestone of Margaret Coffman] 60. pd0326   Margaret. dau of D.&_ ___ died ... aged 2y.8m.&11ds.
[all of inscription difficult to read on small upright white slab]
{Margare COFFMAN Died 1841 2 Yrs., from cemetery map}

[gravestone of Susanna Coffman] 61. pd0327   Susanna, dau. of DL... Died Mrch , aged 31 d.
[small upright white slab very faint]
{Sussannah COFFMAN Died 1851 34 days, from cemetery map}


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[gravestone of Jay and Jennie Stoutenbery] 62. pd0401   Jay B. 1849-1938 Jennie his wife 1851-1924 STOUTENBERY
[upright red granite on gray granite block]

Jay Stoutenberry Dies at Hospital
Aged Adams County Man Dies Here; Funeral To Be Friday
  Jay B. Stoutenberry, 89, of Adams county, died at the Wells county hospital at 6:30 this morning, following an illness of four weeks of general infirmities.
  The decedent was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Stoutenberry and was born September 23, 1849. He was married June 27, 1877, at Union City to Miss Rebecca Shannon, who preceded him in death.
  Mr. Stoutenberry was a veterinarian and resided on a farm one-half mile south of Honduras. He had been a resident of Adams county 54 years.
  Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. A. J. Beavers of Decatur, Mrs. William Douglas, Union City, and Mrs. Amos Stoutenberry, R. R. Decatur, a half sister, Dr. Elizabeth Conger, of Indianapolis, a half-brother Paul Stoutenberry, of Bluffton. Nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren also survive.
  Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Pleasant Dale church, with burial in the church cemetery. The body will be at the Jahn funeral home until the funeral hour.
Evening News-Banner   Vol. X. No. 20.   Wednesday, November 23, 1938   p. 1, col. 8.

Dies Of Shock Received in Fall
Mrs. J. B. Stoutenberry, Aged Resident Of Kirkland Township, Dies
  Mrs. J. B. Stoutenberry, age 73, well known resident of Kirkland township, died at her home, ten and one-half miles southwest of Decatur at 11 o'clock last night. Death was due to the shock suffered when she slipped and fell January 2.
  Mrs. Stoutenberry was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew C. Shannon, and was born in Darke county, Ohio, January 14, 1851. She was married to J. B. Stoutenberry in 1876. Mr. and Mrs. Stoutenberry have resided in Adams county since 1883. She was a member of the Christian church.
  Mrs. Stoutenberry is survived by her husband, three daughters, three sisters and ten grandchildren. The daughters are, Mrs. A. J. Beavers, of Kirkland township; Mrs. W. M. Douglas, of Union City, Ind.; and Mrs. Amos K. Stoneburner, of Kirkland township. The sisters are Mrs. William Duvall, of Anderson; Mrs. Anna Ruffenbarger, of Muncie, and Mrs. John H. Berry, of Kirkland township.
  Funeral services will be held from the Pleasant Dale church at 10 o'clock Friday morning, the Rev. D. M. Byerly and the Rev. Gleason, officiating. Burial will be made at Pleasant Dale.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XXII. Number 56.   Wednesday, March 5, 1924.   p. 1, col. 1.

[gravestone of Jacob Stoutenberry] 63. pd0402   Jacob B. STOUTENBERRY Died Jan. 29, 1899 Aged 82y. 7m. 14d.
[upright gray granite]

[gravestone of Mary Heller] 64. pd0403   Mary LANDIS wife of Jacob HELLER Born in Dark Co. Ohio July 14, 1849 Died Nov. 8, 1912
[upright gray stone on gray stone base]

WAS FOUND DEAD
In Bed--Heart Attack Claims the Life of John Stepler, sr.
OF NEAR HONDURAS
Mary, Wife of Jacob Heller, Succumbs After a Long Illness.
  John Stepler, aged seventy-nine, a prominent farmer of near Honduras, was found dead in bed at 6:30 o'clock this morning, having suffered an attack of the heart during the night....
        --------
  Mary, wife of Jacob Heller, a resident of Kirkland township, died at 10 o'clock this morning after a fourteen weeks' illness from what was thought to be ossification of the liver, although the real cause will not be known until after the post mortem examination this afternoon. She was 63 years, 3 months and 24 days old, and was born in Darke county, Ohio. Three sisters survive. They are: Mary Oldham and Malinda Sherman of Darke county, Ohio, and Elizabeth Hoover, Kirkland township. She also leaves two brothers, David Landis, Darke county, Ohio; Daniel Landis, Manistee, Michigan. Besides her husband she also leaves six step-children. The funeral will be Sunday morning at 10 o'clock at Pleasant Dale church and burial in the church cemetery.
Decatur Democrat.   Volume LVII Number 45   Thursday, November 7, 1912.   p. 1, col. 3. copied from weekly to daily
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume X. Number 267.   Friday, November 8, 1912.   p. 1, col. 3.

[gravestone of Jacob Heller] 65. pd0404   Jacob C HELLER Aug. 9, 1851 Jan. 20, 1940
[upright white marble on white marble base]

Rev. Jacob Heller Dies At Portland
  Word was received here shortly before noon today of the death at Portland at 10:30 o'clock this morning of Rev. Jacob Heller. Rev. Heller, a former resident of Adams county, was well known throughout the county.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXXVIII. No. 18.   Saturday, January 20, 1940.   p. 1, col. 7.
Rev. Jacob Heller Rites Held Today
  Funeral services were held at the Floral avenue Church of the Brethren this afternoon for Rev. Jacob Heller, 88, father of William H. and Roy Heller of Decatur, who died Saturday morning at his home in Portland. Burial was made in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
  Other survivors are the widow, and the following children: Orville Heller of Preble, Mrs. Margaret Jones of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Lewis Murphy of Monroeville, Mrs. Pearl Brown of Grand Rapids, Michigan and three stepsons.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXXVIII. No. 19.   Monday, January 22, 1940   p. 1, col. 5.

OBITUARY
   On Aug. 9, 1851 there came to bless the home of Henry and Martha Earhart Heller of near Pittsburgh (sic), Ohio, a son, whom his happy parents chose to call Jacob. He was one of a family of nine all of whom have preceded him to the glory world. On Saturday morning, Jan. 20, 1940, the Lord, in His infinite wisdom said, "It is enough, come home thou good and faithful servant." Bro. Heller had prayed earnestly that he might be prepared and ready for his crossing to the other shore. He had reached the ripe age of 88 years, 5 months, and 11 days.
  His early life was spent on the farm near Pittsburgh (sic), Ohio, and he received his education in the rural school near. While a young man in his late teens he united with the Church of the Brethren at Pittsburg and for more than seventy years he was loyal to his early profession.
  In the spring of 1875 he was united in marriage to Miss Angeline Elzey. To this union were born six children. Mr. Wm. H. Heller of Decatur, Mrs. Margaret Jones of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Martha Murphy of Monroeville, Mr. Orville Heller of Preble, Ind., Mrs. Pearl Brown of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Roy Heller of Decatur. All survive. A great sorrow came into his home when in 1889 the mother was called home.
  In 1891, Bro. Heller was united in marriage to Mary Landis, who passed to her reward in 1911. On Oct. 20, 1915 he was married to Mrs. Sarah Grafmiller who survives.
  Soon after his first marriage he moved to a farm near Decatur, Ind. he was one of the charter members of the Pleasant Dale church. In the early days he served this church as trustee and deacon. He was active in the construction of the present church edifice. Forty two years ago he was installed in the ministry. In this capacity he served faithfully during the rest of his active 17 years at Pleasant Dale and 25 at Portland, besides preaching at other points, conducting Love Feasts, etc. He did much to help keep the Portland Church active during the days when they had no pastor. He was blind during the last five years of his life but he preached many sermons during his blindness. He never received pay for his preaching, first earning a livelihood for his family by farming and later by following the profession of tree surgeon.
  Bro. Heller was always an inspiration to those among whom he worked. He always felt that it was his duty to lead folks to better ways of living. Within the year your servant has seen him giving pennies to children who did not have so that they might be able to give when the Sunday school collection was taken.
  Besides his children and his companion he leaves to mourn his passing three stepsons, Harley Grafmiller of Fort Wayne, Oren Grafmiller of Sherwood, Michigan, Oliver Grafmiller of Floral ave., 23 grandchildren and 29 great grand children. One grand child, two great grand children and one step son are deceased. He will be greatly missed by his church and his community.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXXVIII. No. 21.   Wednesday, January 24, 1940.   p. 2, col. 2.

[gravestone of John Landis] 66. pd0405   John H. Son of J.H.&S. LANDIS Died Aug. 7, 1898 Aged 10y. 2m. 19d. Gone but not forgotten.
[small upright column on dressed stone base]

[gravestone of J M Landis] 67. pd0406   J M LANDIS Died Aug 8 1902 Aged 36Y 1M 1D
[three lines of faint text on slant of chisel shaped gray pedestal on gray base on dressed stone footing]
{John Landis Died 1902 36 Yrs., from cemetery map}

[gravestone of Earl, Bertha, and Ruth Landis] 68. pd0407   LANDIS Ruth 1921 - 1997 Bertha L. 1895 - 1989 Earl S. 1890 - 1968
[upright gray granite on gray granite base]
{Earl Landis 4-17-68, from cemetery map}

Earl S. Landis dies early today
  Earl S. Landis, 77, retired farmer, died at 1 a.m. today at his home on Monroe route 1, three miles west of Monroe. He had been in failing health for the past four years.
  He was born in Darke county, O., July 1, 1890, a son of John H. and Susannah Baker-Landis, but lived most of his life near Monroe. He was married to Bertha Fugate Dec. 25, 1913.
  Mr. Landis was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Surviving are his wife; seven sons, Homer, Harvey and Willard Landis, all of Decatur, Arthur Landis of Willshire, O., Herman and Cleo Landis, both of Columbia City, and Clifford Landis of Monroe; two daughters, Miss Ruth Landis of Monroe, and Mrs. Gene (Marie) Mitchel of Decatur; one brother, Jesse Landis of Bluffton; four sisters, Mrs. George (Alice) Effinger of Cape Coral, Fla., Mrs. Elmer (Clara) Banks of Tucson, Ariz., Mrs. Herman (Rose) Wise of Piqua, O., and Mrs. Damon (Mary) Cornelious of Richmond; 21 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. One son and three brothers are deceased.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with Rev. Dolar Ritchey officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the Zwick funeral home after 7 p.m. Thursday until 11 a.m. Saturday. The body will lie in state at the church from 12 noon Saturday until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXVI NO. 92   Wednesday, April 17, 1968   p. 1, col. 5.

Earl Landis Dies; Saturday Rites Set
  Earl S. Landis, 77, died at 1 a.m. Wednesday at his home three miles west of Monroe. He had been in failing health the past four years.
  Surviving are the wife, Bertha, seven sons, one of whom is Clifford of Monroe; two daughters, one of whom is Miss Ruth Landis of Monroe; a brother, Jesse Landis of Bluffton; four sisters, 21 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
  Friends may call at the Zwick Funeral Home in Decatur from 7 p.m. today until 11 a.m. Saturday.
  The body will lie in state at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren from noon Saturday until services at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXVIII No. 143   Thursday, April 18, 1968   p. 3, col. 6.

Bertha L. Landis
  Bertha L. Landis, 93, formerly of route 1, Monroe, died at 11:05 a.m. today at Swiss Village in Berne.
  Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick-Sefton and Jahn Funeral Home.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXXXVII, No. 79   Tuesday, April 4, 1989   p. 2, col. 1.

Bertha L. Landis
  Bertha L. Landis, 93, former resident of Monroe, died at 11:25 a.m. Tuesday at her Swiss Village residence following an extended illness.
  A homemaker, member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethern (sic) and member of the church's women's fellowship, she was born in Kirkland Township on December 21, 1895 to Peter and Mary Weyrick Fugate. She married Earl Landis on December 25, 1913; he died in April, 1968. Also deceased are two sons, Homor (sic) and Leonard, one brother, Clyde, and two grandchildren.
  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Gene (Marie) Mitchel and Ruth Landis, both of Decatur; six sons, Harvey, Arthur, Willard, all of Decatur, Herman and Cleo, both of Columbia City, and Clifford, Monroe; 23 grandchildren; and 28 great- grandchildren.
  Services are at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Pleasant Dale Church of the Bretheren (sic). Rev. Norman Replogle officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Calling hours are 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Zwick-Sefton & Jahn Funeral Home and at the church one hour prior to services Preferred memorials are to the Pleasant Dale Church Building Fund.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXXVII. NO. 80   Wednesday, April 5, 1989   p. 2, col. 2.

Mrs. Bertha L. Landis, Age 93, Dies Tuesday, Services Friday
  A former resident of rural Monroe, Mrs. Bertha L. Landis, 93, died Tuesday at Swiss Village in Berne, where she had been a resident since May, 1988.
  Born in Adams County Dec. 21, 1895, she was a daughter of Peter Ed and Mary Weyrick Fugate. Her marriage Dec. 25, 1913 was to Earl S. Landis, who preceded her in death April 17, 1968.
  A homemaker and a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, Mrs. Landis was also a member of the church's womens fellowship.
  Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Gene (Marie) Mitchel of rural Decatur, and Ruth Landis of Decatur; six sons, Harvey Landis and Willard Landis, both of rural Decatur, Arthur Landis of Decatur, Herman Landis and Cleo J. Landis, both of rural Columbia City, and Clifford Landis of rural Monroe; 23 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.
  Friends may call at the Zwick-Sefton and Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. The body will lie in state one hour prior to services, scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday, at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Rev. Norman Replogle will officiate and burial will take place in Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  The family suggests memorials to the Pleasant Dale Church building fund.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LVIII No. 133   Wednesday, April 5, 1989   p. 3, col. 1.

Ruth M. Landis
  Ruth M. Landis, 75, Decatur, died at 10:50 p.m. Thursday in Woodcrest Nursing Center.
  She was born on August 17, 1921 in Decatur to Earl S. and Bertha L. Fugate Landis.
  She worked at the former Wayne Novelty Co. in Decatur and was a member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, rural Decatur.
  Surviving are five brothers, Arthur and Willard Landis, both of Decatur; Herman and Cleo J. Landis, both of Columbia City; and Clifford Landis, Monroe. Deceased are a sister, Marie Mitchel, and three brothers, Harvey, Leonard, and Homer Landis.
  Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Zwick- Sefton and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur, with burial in Pleasant Dale Cemetery, rural Decatur. Visiting hours are 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday.
  Preferred memorials are to the church.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. XCV, NO. 116   Friday, May 16, 1997   p. 2, col. 1.

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[gravemarker for Joseph Hawk] 69. pd0408   {"Unknown" and Joseph HAWK, on cemetery map, but no stone in 1998 or 1957 DAR reading}
[old concrete footing]

JOSEPH HAWK DIED SATURDAY NIGHT
DEATH OCCURRED AT HOME OF BROTHER AND FUNERAL HELD MONDAY
  Joseph Hawk, aged 61, passed away Saturday evening at 8:10 at the home of his brother, John Hawk, near Craigville, after an illness with a complication of diseases.
  The decedent was born in Wells County on August 20, 1849, the son of Abram and Eliza Hawk. He was never married. After a residence in this county he moved to the vicinity of Mexico, Ind., where a number of the years of his life were spent. He was in a home there maintained as a Dunkard institution for the blind and was employed there as a broom maker. Some time ago, he returned to Wells County and for a time made his home with his aunt, Mrs. Margaret Foust, southwest of Reiffsburg. During the later stages of his last illness he made his home with his brother.
  He is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Charles Sampson, of Fort Wayne; Mrs. Oliver March, of Wells County; John Hawk, of Wells County; Rufus Hawk, of Fort Wayne, and Grant Hawk, residing in Michigan.
  He was a member of the Church of the Brethren east of Curryville, in Adams County and the funeral service and interment were held there Monday. The cortege left the house at nine o'clock A. M. and proceeded directly to the church, where the obsequies were held in the presence of a large gathering of friends and relatives of the decedent.
  Mr. Hawk's father, Abraham Hawk, still survives and resides not far from Fort Wayne.
  The attending physician stated Monday that Mr. Hawk's death was due practically to starvation. He had been a sufferer for some time from a cancer which had obstructed the outlet of the stomach and consequently interrupted the function of that organ.
Bluffton Chronicle   Volume 44. No. 38   Wednesday, March 22, 1911   p. 5, col. 2.

[gravemarker for Ruth M. Landis] 70. pd0409   Ruth M. LANDIS 1921 1997 Zwick, Sefton & Jahn
[metal funeral home marker embedded in newly poured square concrete footing]


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[gravestone of Peter and Mary Fugate] 71. pd0410   FUGATE Mary E. 1865 - 1944 Peter E. 1862 - 1940
[upright red banded granite on polished red banded granite base]

Mrs. Mary Fugate Dies This Morning
Monroe Resident Is Taken By Death
  Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Fugate, 78, widow of the late Peter Fugate, died at her home in Monroe this morning at 12:20 of a heart attack.
  She had been in poor health for a number of years but was not considered to be seriously ill. After retiring Wednesday night she suffered the attack and died before a physician could be summoned.
  Mrs. Fugate was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Weyrick, and was born October 17, 1865, in Randolph county. She was a member of the Christian Union Church of Zion.
  She is survived by a son, Clyde Fugate, of Plane, Mich., and a daughter, Mrs. Earl Landis, of Monroe. There are a brother, Frank Weyrick, of Ridgevile, 13 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
  The body will be taken from the Lobenstein funeral home in Monroe to the residence Friday morning and may be viewed after Friday noon.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XLII. No. 125   Thursday, May 25, 1944,   p. 1, col. 5.

[gravestone of Abraham and Anna Mary Fugate] 72. pd0411   FUGATE Abraham 1833 - 1912
[south side inscription]
Anna Mary 1841 - 1895
[north side inscription on upright polished red granite on gray granite base]

50 116 Fugate Abraham    W M 47       1 Farmer            OH PA Scotland
 1 116 Fugate Annie Mary W F 39 wife  1 keeping house     OH NY NY
 2            Edwin      W M 17 son  1  working on farm 1 OH OH OH
 3            David F    W M 12 son  1  working on farm 1 IN OH OH
1880 Census: IN, Adams County, Kirkland Township, Series: T9 Roll: 264 Page: 122 
[Page No. 13 & 14, Supervisor's Dist. No. 6, Enumeration Dist. No. 137] 7th day of June 1880 Peter H. Weldy, enumerator.

A Pioneer Dead
Abraham Fugate of Kirkland Township Succumbed Last Night.
Lacked a Month
Of Being Eighty Years of Age--Long a Resident of County.
  In the death of Abraham Fugate, which occurred Sunday night at 11 o'clock, Kirkland township lost one of its most highly esteemed pioneer residents, who has resided in this vicinity forty- nine years or more.
  His death occurred at the home of his son, D. F. Fugate, three miles south and a half mile east of Peterson after an exended illness from cancer of the stomach.
  Mr. Fugate was a native of Ohio, being a son of Peter Fugate. He was born January 29, 1833, and was just exactly a month less than eighty years of age. His wife, Anna Mary Fugate, died several years and surviving are the two sons, P.E. and D. F. Fugate. Francis, Millie, Lilly, John and Cora are children, who have passed into the great beyond. He also leaves two sisters residing at Millersburg and Akron, Ohio.
  Mr. Fugate was one of the substantial farmers of the county, who endured the hardships of pioneer days, but rose above them and his works in the behalf of the community will be a lasting memorial to him.
  The funeral will be held Tuesday morning, December 31, leaving the home at 9:30 o'clock for the Pleasant Dale church, where the Rev. Dan Byerly will conduct the services. Interment in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume X. Number 310.   Monday Evening, December 30, 1912.   p. 1, col. 4.

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[gravestone of Emma and P.M. Fulk] 73. pd0412   FULK Emma A. wife of P.M. Fulk Died Aug. 2, 1907 Aged 41Y. 9M. 8D. Peter M. Fulk Died Feb. 8, 1932 Aged 83Y. 10M. 8D.
[upright dark gray "pearl" granite on gray granite base]

Peter Fulk Dies Monday
Aged Man Known Here Dies At Home of Son In Philo, Ohio
  Peter M. Fulk, 84, well known in Adams and Wells counties died at 8 o'clock. Death resulted from old age and complications.
  Mr. Fulk was born in Warren Ohio, March 25, 1847. Surviving are three sons, Dr. Fulk and Arthur and John Fulk of Bluffton. His wife Emma and a son Jacob preceded him in death.
  The remains were taken to the home of John Fulk at Bluffton and funeral services will be conducted at that place 421 West Lancaster street, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be made at Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXX. No. 34.   Tuesday, February 9, 1932.   p. 1, col. 6.

PETER M. FULK TAKEN BY DEATH
PASSES AWAY AT HOME OF SON IN OHIO; BODY BROUGHT BACK HERE
  Peter M. Fulk, 84, a former resident of Wells and Adams counties, died at 8 o'clock Monday evening at the home of a son, Dr. M. E. Fulk, at Philo, Ohio. He had been in poor health and his death is attributed to infirmities of his advanced years.
  Mr. Fulk was born at Warren, Ohio, on March 25, 1847, and at his death was aged 84 years, ten months and eight days. He was a resident of Decatur for a number of years, and also made his home in this city at one time with a son, John A. Fulk. His wife, Emma Fulk, has been dead a number of years.
  Surviving are three son, Dr. M. E. Fulk, Philo, Ohio; Arthur and John A. Fulk, this city. One son, Jacob, is deceased.
  The body will be brought here to the home of the son, John A. Fulk, 421 West Lancaster street.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Pleasant Dale, with burial in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. III. No. 84.   Tuesday, February 9, 1932   p. 1, col. 4.

Funeral Sunday
Mrs. Peter Fulk Died Yesterday
The Community Shocked
The Funeral Will be Held Sunday at Ten O'Clock from the Pleasant Dale Church.
  Mrs. Peter Fulk, one of the best known and most respected women of Kirkland township, died Friday at her country home at eleven-thirty o'clock after an illness dating back several months, death resulting from a complication of diseases. Mrs. Fulk, although ailing from some time past, had not been considered in a dangerous condition until two weeks ago, when she took a sudden turn for the worse, and was confined to her home and bed. From that time on her decline was rapid, death relieving her from all suffering at noon Friday. She was a member of the Pleasant Dale church, and was a devoted worker in its behalf, and a conscientious Christian. Her many kind acts and deeds of charity will be sadly missed by those who came in close touch and contact with her. The entire community was shocked to learn of her untimely death, and her grief stricken husband has their heartfelt sympathy. The funeral services will be held Sunday morning at the Pleasant Dale church at ten o'clock, standard time, and interment will be made in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. She leaves a husband, four children and a host of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. The deceased was an aunt of W. E. Fulk of this city.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume V. Number 187   Saturday Evening, August 3, 1907,   p. 1, col. 7.

  Mrs. Peter Fulk, well known and respected woman residing near Honduras, died at noon today, but we were unable to secure any of the facts concerning her illness or demise. The call was received by Yager Brothers, and just merely announced that she had died and that their service was desired and we will be unable to learn anything until their return this evening. Mrs. Fulk, however, was well known in this city, having visited upon numerous occasions with W. E. Fulk, who resides in the west part of the city. Full particulars will be published in Saturday's issue.--Decatur Democrat.
The Evening News.   Fifteenth Year, No. 266   Saturday, August 3, 1907   p. 3, col. 5.

[gravestone of Jacob L. Fulk] 74. pd0413   Jacob L. son of P.M. & E.A. FULK Jan. 13, 1895 June 27, 1913
[upright dark gray granite on gray granite base]

FULK BOY DEAD
Jacob, Eighteen Year Old Son of Peters (sic) M. Fulk, Southwest of Decatur
DIED THIS MORNING
As the Result of Blood Poisoning Caused from Decayed Bone in Hip.
  The young life of Jacob, eighteen-year-old son of Peter M. Fulk, living nine miles southwest of this city, passed into eternity this morning at 8:40 o'clock as the result of blood poisoning caused from an injured bone in the hip. It was during the winter term of school that Jacob met with the accident, breaking a bone in the hip. An operation was performed upon him, but the injured limb would not knit together. It grew gradually worse until blood poisoning set in which resulted in his death this morning.
  Jacob was the second youngest son of Peter Fulk, and was born on [J]anuary 13, 1895. He is survived by three brothers, Merrill Edmund, John A. and Arthur F., besides his father. His mother, Mrs. Emma Fulk, died a few years ago.
  The funeral services will be held Sunday morning from the Pleasant Dale church at 10 o'clock with the Rev. Byerly officiating. Burial will be make in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XI. Number 153.   Friday Evening, June 27, 1913.   p. 3, col. 3.

[gravestone of Friederike Leimenstoll] 75. pd0414   Here rests in peace
Friederike MARTIN wife of Reinhard D. LEIMENSTOLL   Born Feb. 20, 1851, Died Oct. 6, 1895 Aged: 44y. 7m. 16d. Text: John 14. 1- 4.
A precious one from us has gone,
  A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home
  Which never can be filled.
God in His wisdom has recalled
  The boon His love had given:
And though the body moulders here,
  The soul is safe in heaven.
[inscription on south side of white marble pedestal topped by large white marble ball]
{Friedrika Leimenstoll was a member at St Luke Reformed Church in Honduras IN}

[gravestone of Reinhard Leimenstoll] 76. pd0415   Reinhard D. LEIMENSTOLL, Born Sept. 18, 1842, Died May 10, 1923 Aged 80 y. 7m. 22d.
[inscription on north side of pedestal]

R. D. LIMENSTOLL EXPIRED TODAY
Aged Resident of Peterson Died From Effects of Paralysis
  R. D. Limenstoll, age 80 years, one of the pioneer farmers of Adams county, died at his home in Peterson, at 12:25 o'clock this afternoon, following two strokes of paralysis, suffered on April 28 and May 2. The first stroke affected his entire right side and his speech, while the second stroke affected his left foot.
  Mr. Limenstoll was born in Germany, September 18, 1842, but came to America when he was a young man. He settled in Ohio first and came to Adams county, Indiana about thirty-five years ago. His first wife died twenty-eight years ago and he was married again a few years later, his second wife surviving. There are nine children, all by his first wife who survive. They are: Charles Limenstoll, of Magley; Mrs. Peter Helmrich, of Magley; Mrs. J. W. Hovarger (sic), of Decatur route 9; Mrs. William Ehrman, of Magley; Mrs. August Limenstoll, of Decatur route 2; Miss Catherine Limenstoll, of Ft. Wayne; Mrs. Robert Sherlock, of Coruna, Indiana; Mrs. E. A. Straub, of Fort Wayne; and Mrs. Milton Hoffman, of Preble. Funeral arrangements have not been made.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XXI. Number 112.   Thursday Evening, May 10, 1923.   p. 1, col. 1.

[gravestone of Lena Sherlock] 77. pd0416   Lena SHERLOCK 1884-1964
[gray granite block]
{Gene Sherlock, from cemetery map}

Mrs. Lena Sherlock Dies Friday Night
  Mrs. Lena Sherlock, 80, of Preble, and a lifelong resident of that community, died at 11:50 o'clock Friday night at the Adams county memorial hospital. She had been in failing health for several months, and critically ill for the past week.
  She was born in Adams county Aug. 4, 1884, a daughter of Reinhard and Rachel Martin-Leimenstoll, and was married to Robert Sherlock, who preceded her in death in 1931.
  Mrs. Sherlock was a member of the Pleasant Valley Methodist church.
  Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Hoffman of Preble, Mrs. Catherine Ehrman of near Decatur, and Mrs. Rosa Leimenstoll of Magley. Two brothers are deceased.
  Funeral rites will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Winteregg-Linn funeral home, with the Rev. Jack Fitzgerald officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXII. NO. 264.   Saturday, November 7, 1964.   p. 1, col. 6.

[gravestone of Susie and J. Wesley Hovarter] 78. pd0417   HOVARTER Susie Aug. 14, 1876 Mar. 6, 1964 J. Wesley May 23, 1878 Feb. 22, 1956
[long gray granite block]

John Hovarter Dies At Lutheran Hospital
  John W. Hovarter, 77, Fort Wayne, retired Pennsylvania railroad employe died this morning at Lutheran hospital in Fort Wayne following an illness of 10 days.
  Born in DeKalb county in 1878, deceased lived the last 35 years in Fort Wayne. He was married in 1900 to Susie Limenstoll who survives. A daughter, Mrs. William Aker, Fort Wayne and two sons Ralph, Terre Haute and Floyd, Fort Wayne also survive. Two brothers are living and a brother and three sisters preceded him in death.
  Funeral services will be held at Black Funeral home in Decatur Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock with Rev. William C. Feller, pastor of Zion Evangelical and Reformed church in charge. Burial will be at Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock this evening but they are asked to omit flowers.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LIV No. 44.   Wednesday, February 22, 1956.   p. 1, col. 8.

Mrs. Hovarter Dies After Long Illness
  Mrs. Susie Hovarter, 87, of 2430 Gay street, Fort Wayne, died at 11:15 o'clock Friday morning at Parkview memorial hospital, where she had been a patient one month.
  She was born in Ohio Aug. 14, 1876, a daughter of Reinhart and Rachel Martin-Limenstoll, and was married to John W. Hovarter April 18, 1900. Her husband preceded her in death Feb. 22, 1956.
  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Alvirda Aker of Fort Wayne; two sons, Ralph Hovarter of Decatur, and Floyd Hovarter of Fort Wayne; nine grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren, and four sisters, Mrs. Rosie Limenstoll, of Magley, Mrs. Catherine Ehrsam (sic) of Decatur route 2, Mrs. Lena Sherlock and Mrs. Pearl Hoffman, both of Preble. Two daughters, three brothers and three sisters are deceased.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Winteregg-Linn funeral home, with the Rev. Evan Bergwall, Jr., officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXII. No. 57.   Saturday, March 7, 1964.   p. 1, col. 3.

[gravestone of Mary Hovarter] 79. pd0418   Mary E., dau. of J.W. & S. HOVARTER Aug. 15, 1902 Oct 14, 1902 two line inscription at bottom: Budded on earth To bloom in heaven.
[small gray upright slab]
{Mary Ellen Howater 2 m 29 d 11-16-1904 Pleasant Dale, from Deaths - St Luke Reformed Church, Book II 1886-1921 Rev. O.P.Vitz}

[gravestone of Catherine Ehrman] 80. pd0419   Catherine EHRMAN 1883 - 1975 Wife of Wm. Ehrman She Prayed
[inscription on front of small polished upright gray granite]
Ehrman A wonderful stepmother with love, Robert
[inscription on back]

Catherine Ehrman
  Catherine M. Ehrman, 92, of route 2, Decatur, a former employe at the Warren Methodist Home, died at 9:15 a.m. Monday at the Decatur Community Care Center, following an extended illness.
  She attended the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, and was a member of the W.C.T.U. of Kirkland township, and the Kirkland Ladies club.
  Born in Indiana on Jan. 28, 1883, she was a daughter of Reinhard and Rachel Martin-Leimenstoll, and was married on June 28, 1931, to William H. Ehrman, who died March 28, 1956.
  Surviving are two stepsons, Robert Ehrman of Decatur, and Floyd Ehrman of route 2, Decatur; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Edna M. Shady of route 2, Decatur; one sister, Mrs. Pearl Hoffman of Preble; four grandchildren, and 14 great- grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Six sisters and two brothers preceded her in death.
  Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Winteregg-Linn & Haggard funeral home, with Rev. Oliver Dearing officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today and again after 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXIII, NO. 29,   Tuesday, February 4, 1975   p. 4, col. 6.

Thursday Rites Set For Mrs. Ehrman, 82
  Mrs. Catherine M. Ehrman, 82, of Decatur Route 2, widow of William H., died at 9:15 a.m. Monday at Decatur Community Care Center, where she had been residing for two years.
  A lifelong resident of Adams County, Mrs. Ehrman attended Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren and was a member of the Kirkland WCTU and Kirkland Ladies Club.
  She was a daughter of Rinehard and Rachel (Martin) Leimenstoll and was married June 28, 1931 to William H. Ehrman, who died March 28, 1956.
  Survivors include two stepsons, Robert Ehrman of Decatur and Floyd Ehrman of Decatur Route 2; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Edna M. Shady of Decatur Route 2; a sister, Pearl Hoffman of Preble; four grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
  Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Winteregg - Linn - Haggard Funeral Home, Decatur, with Rev. Oliver Dearing officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. today and after 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XLV No. 79   Tuesday, February 4, 1975   p. 3, col. 3.

[gravestone of Elsena and William Ehrman] 81. pd0420   EHRMAN Elsena 1879 - 1930 William H. 1875 - 1956
inscription on front of upright light gray marble
EHRMAN Parents of Edna M. Shady, Floyd W., Harold F., K. Robert
[inscription on back]

William H. Ehrman Dies At Hospital
Funeral Services Saturday Afternoon
  William H. Ehrman, 80, well known Kirkland township farmer, died at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday night at the Adams county memorial hospital following an illness of two weeks.
  A lifelong resident of Kirkland township, he was born Oct. 5, 1875, a son of Nathan and Elizabeth Fuhrman-Ehrman, and was married June 23, 1931, to Catherine Leimenstoll, who survives.
  Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Mrs. Dortha Shady, two sons, Floyd W. and Robert Ehrman, all of Kirkland township; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Katie Hampel of Fort Wayne. One son, three brothers and one sister are deceased.
  Funeral services will be conducted at the residence, one-third of a mile north of the old Kirkland high school, at 1:30 p.m. Saturday and at 2 p.m. at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, the Rev. John D. Mishler officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. The body was removed to the Zwick funeral home and will be taken to the residence, where friends may call after 7 o'clock this evening.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LIV. No. 75.   Thursday, March 29, 1956.   p. 1, col. 3.

William H. Ehrman Dies in Kirkland Twp.
  William H. Ehrman, 80, of Kirkland Township, died at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Decatur Hospital following an illness of two weeks.
  Surviving are the widow, a daughter, Mrs. Dortha Shady, and two sons, Floyd and Robert, all of Kirkland Township; a sister, Mrs. Katie Hampel of Fort Wayne.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, burial to be at the church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXVI. No. 127.   Friday, March 30, 1956   p. 6, col. 2.

Adams County Lady Expires
Mrs. William Ehrman Is Victim of Death; Funeral Thursday
  Mrs. William Ehrman, 50, Adams County died Sunday morning at 6:30 o'clock at her home in Kirkland township. Death was due to complications.
  Mrs. Elsena Ehrman was born at Salem, Ohio, November 7, 1879, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rinehart Leimenstall, both deceased.
  On April 13, 1898 she was united in marriage to William Ehrman and since that time, has resided on the present farm in Kirkland township, to this union were born three children who survive. They are Edna Shady of Fort Wayne, Floyd Ehrman at home. Four grandchildren and the husband also survive.
  The following brothers and sisters survive: Charles Leimenstall, of Craigville; Mrs. Louise Helmrich of Magley; Mrs. Susie Hovaster (sic) of Fort Wayne; Mrs. Rosa Leimenstall of Detroit, Mich., Miss Catherine Leimenstall of Fort Wayne; Mrs. Lena Sherlock of Corunna, Sadie Straub of Peterson; and Mrs. Pearl Hoffman of Preble.
  Mrs. Ehrman was a member of the Beulah Chapel church for many years.
  Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the home in Kirkland township and at 2 o'clock at the Pleasant Dale Church, Rev. Carl Thompson of Etna Green, Indiana will have charge of the funeral services and will be assisted by Rev. Byerly. Burial will be made in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXVIII. No. 35. Decatur, Indiana, Monday, February 10, 1930. p.1, col.3

[gravestone of Harold Ehrman] 82. pd0421   Harold F. son of Wm. & E. EHRMAN Sept. 16, 1912 Sept. 26, 1912
Budded on earth to bloom in heaven
[small gray granite slant on new concrete footing]
"Harold C., son of W.H. & S. Ehrman, d. September 6, 1912, Age 12 da.," from 1957 DAR reading

gap of 9 lots

[gravestone of Sarah and Samuel Crist] 83. pd0422   Father Mother CRIST
[front of gray column]
Sarah, wife of S. Crist Died Aug. 20, 1886(?) Aged 77 y. 9(?)m. & 18 d.
[inscription on south side of column]
Samuel CRIST Died ...   Aged ...
[difficult to read]
"Samuel Crist, d. August 12, 1847, Age 48 y. 3 mo. 1 da.," from 1957 DAR reading

[gravestone slabs] 84. pd0423   two small slabs leaning against upright Crist column
__CA______ Died

[gravestone of Margaret Ann Crist] 85. pd0424   Margaret Ann CRIST Died ...
[bottom broken, missing bottom]
"Margaret Crist, same kind of stone as John Crist, the soldier, sunken in ground and can't read," from 1957 reading
{Margaret Crist Infant 1854, from cemetery map}
embedded in concrete footing in 2011

[gravestone of John Crist] 86. pd0425   John CRIST Died in the service of his country Oct. 10, 1862 Aged 33 Y. 2M. 3 D.
[American flag over shield in concave dish carved over name on white marble slab] "John Crist died in service, 1861-1865, marker at grave," from 1957 DAR reading
{John Crist Died 1864 33 Yrs., from cemetery map}


Row 4 AND A HALF:   (2 stones)


[gravestones at foot ] 87. pd04h1   [pair of gray slabs, with no apparent inscriptions, behind Fugate (Abraham and Anna Mary) monument - footstones]
removed prior to 2010 reading, now in row 4

long gap

[gravestone at Fulk foot] 88. pd04h2   six lines of faint text
first three lines fade to illegibility
for the ... Car
ried her away.
Far beyond the hills.
[small gray upright slab behind charcoal colored Fulk monument]
removed prior to 2010 reading

long gap

[gravestone of Augusta Mosiman] 89. pd04h3   Augusta MOSIMAN Died Nov. 26, 1898 Aged 74y. 9m. 27d.
Religion filled her soul
with peace.
Upon a dying bed.
Let faith look upon
sorrow cease.
She lives with Jesus
overhead
[large shaft on base]

Augusta Jahn born 1822-1824 in Saxony, Germany
married August Arnold in Germany
children: Frank, William C., Mary Ellen, Malinda, Charles, Sarah, and Louis Arnold

  Yesterday at her home near Vera Cruz, ocuured (sic) the death of Mrs. Jacob Mosiman. She was seventy-six years of age and had been sick with dropsy. Mrs. Mosiman had been married twice and by her first husband has five children living. They are William Arnold, of Liberty Center, Charles Arnold, living east of the city, Louis Arnold, of Ruth, Mrs. Robert Case, of Magley and Mrs. Christian Ashbaucher, of near Vera Cruz. By her second husband she was mother to one child, Albert Mosiman, of Anderson. The funeral services will be held at the home of Christian Ashbaucher, near Vera Cruz, tomorrow at 9 o'clock.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening News   Seventh Year No 54   Monday, November 28, 1898   p. 3, col. 4.

[gravestone of Sabra Sparks] 90. pd04h4   {Sarah SPARKS Died 1869 68 Yrs., from cemetery map}

Joseph and Sabra Sparks sold 80 acres in Rockcreek Twp Oct 29 1838
Book A, Page 103.0, Date Oct 29 1838, 80 acres Rockcreek Twp. Sec 22 t27 r11 $400
grantor: Joseph and Sabra Sparks
grantee: Thomas J and Catharine Smith
witness: Noah Toby
(previous Deed Book entry, page 102, is estate of Noah Toby dated Oct 17 1838)


Joseph Sparks received two Land Patents on November 10, 1840: for 80 acres located at East Half of Northwest Quarter-Section (E1/2NW) in Section 21 and the adjacent Northeast Quarter-Section (NE) of 160 acres in Section 21.

Schedule I.--Free Inhabitants In Kirkland Township in the County of Adams State of Indiana enumerated by me, on the 14th day of June 1850.   J. McConnel,  Ass't Marshal.  Post Office: Decatur
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
  10 268 263 Sabra Sparks 60 f   Housekeeper 400 100 S. Carolina     1  
  11     Ramson Sparks 36 m   Farmer     N. Carolina     1  
  12     Mary Sparks 24 f   Housework     Ind        
Census: 1860 IN   Adams County   Kirkland Township   Series: M653 Roll: 242 Page: 39


Row 5:   (20 stones)


[gravestone of Doris Stutzman] 91. pd0501   Doris Marie Henschen STUTZMAN 1918 - 1994
[small gray granite slant on new concrete footing]
Doris Marie Henschen, daughter of Franklin Oliver Henschen and Clara M. Landis

[gravestone of Alice and Harold Henschen] 92. pd0502   HENSCHEN Alice B. (Meyer) Mar. 3, 1920 Apr. 6, 2010   married Aug. 18, 1940   Harold E. Aug. 14, 1917 Oct. 15, 2001   Our Daughter Mrs. Daniel (Linda) Steele
[west side inscription on polished upright gray granite on gray granite base on new concrete footing]
Henschen Our Grandchildren Erin, Christopher
[east side inscription]

Harold E. Henschen
  Harold E. Henschen, 84, rural Decatur, died Tuesday at home.
  He was born on August 14, 1917 in Kirkland Township to Samuel D. and Blanche Yaney Henschen and married Alice B. Meyer on August 18, 1940; she survives.
  He was a retired farmer and a member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, rural Decatur, serving as treasurer and trustee, and was a member of the church's Well-Come Sunday School class. He also served on the Kirkland Township Advisory Board.
  He received the Hoosier Homestead Award on behalf of his family, which has owned a farm in Adams County for more than 120 years.
  Other survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Dan (Linda) Steele of Decatur; two sisters, Lucille Freels and Mildred Roth, both of Berne; and two grandchildren.
  A sister and a foster brother are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday in Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with burial in the church cemetery.
  Visiting hours are 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday in Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur, and 3-4 p.m. Friday in the church.
  Preferred memorials are to the church building fund.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. XCIX, NO. 245.   Wednesday, October 17, 2001   p. 2A, col. 1 & 2.

[gravestone of Blanche and Samuel Henschen] 93. pd0503   HENSCHEN Blanche Yaney 1886 - 1969 Samuel D. 1887 - 1956
[upright polished red granite on polished red granite base]
"d. April 17, 1956, Age 68 y. 8 mo. 20 da.," from 1957 reading
Blanche Henschen Died 3-9-1969, from cemetery map}
The son of Mary Margaret Spangler and Jacob Ernst Henschen, Samuel David Henschen was born 28 July 1888, according to the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren Centennial booklet.
Henschen, Samuel D 1887/07/28 Kirkland Twp/Adams Co/IN 1956/04/17 Bluffton Wells Co Hospital Zwick Pleasant Dale Kirkland Twp ZSJ7p057, from Indiana Death Record

Samuel D. Henschen Is Taken By Death
Funeral Services Friday Afternoon
  Samuel D. Henschen, 68, who resided one-half mile west of the former Kirkland high school, died at 2:30 Tuesday at the Wells county hospital. He had been in failing for three years and critically ill two weeks.
  He was born in Kirkland township July 28, 1887, a son of Jacob and Mary Spangler-Henschen. A retired farmer, he was a prominent life-long resident of Kirkland township. He was married to Blanche Yaney Sept. 30, 1916.
  Mr. Henschen was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Surviving in addition to this widow are two daughters, Mrs. Ralph Freels and Mrs. Floyd Roth, and a son, Harold Henschen, all of Kirkland township; a foster son, Dean Runkel of Fort Wayne; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Charles Henschen of Craigville and Noah Henschen of Bedford; and four sisters, Mrs. Charles Wolfe of route 2, Bluffton, Mrs. Fred Bracht of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Lewis Kreig of Ashtabula, O., and Mrs. Elva Overholser of Bradford, O. One daughter and one brother preceded him in death.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Zwick funeral home and at 2 p.m. at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, the Rev. John D. Mishler officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock this evening until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LIV. No. 92.   Wednesday, April 18, 1956   p. 1, col. 6.

Samuel Henschen Dies at Hospital
  Samuel D. Henschen, 68, who resided one-half mile west of the old Kirkland High School in Kirkland Township, Adams County, died at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Wells County Hospital. He had been ill the last three years and critically ill for two weeks.
  Mr. Henschen was born July 28, 1887, in Kirkland Township to Jacob and Mary Spangler Henschen. His marriage to Blanche Yaney, who survives; took place Sept. 30, 1916.
  A retired farmer, he was a member of the Church of the Brethren in Kirkland Township, and was a livelong resident of that community.
  Survivors include the wife; two daughters, Mrs. Ralph Freels and Mrs. Floyd Roth of Kirkland Township; a son, Harold Henschen, of Kirkland Township; a foster son, Dean Runkel of Ft. Wayne; two brothers, Charles Henschen of Craigville and Noah Henschen of Bedford; four sisters, Mrs. Charles Wolfe, Bluffton Route 2, Mrs. Fred Bracht of Fort Wayne; Mrs. Lewis Kreig of Ashtabula, O., and Mrs. Elva Overholser of Bradford, O.; seven granchildren and one great-grandchild. A daughter and a brother are deceased.
  The body was removed to the Zwick Funeral Home at Decatur, where friends may call after 7 p.m. today.
  Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and at 2 p.m. at the Church of the Brethren in Kirkland Township. Rev. John D. Mishler will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXVI. No. 143   Wednesday, April 18, 1956   p. 1, c. 3.

Mrs. Blanche Landis is taken by death
  Mrs. Blanche Henschen Landis, 82, of Decatur route 2, three miles south and five and one-half miles west of Decatur, died at 4:30 a.m. Sunday at the Wells county hospital at Bluffton. She had been a patient there since suffering a broken hip two and one-half weeks ago, but her death was unexpected.
  She was born in Jefferson township March 31, 1886, a daughter of Frank and Dora Macy-Yaney. Her first husband, Samuel Henschen, died April 17, 1956. She was later married to Willis Landis, who preceded her in death July 21, 1962.
  Mrs. Landis was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren a charter member of the Adams County Home Economics Chorus, a charter member of the Kirkland Ladies Club, and a member of the W.C.T.U.
  Surviving are two sons, Harold Henschen of Decatur route 2, and Dean Runkel of Fort Wayne; two daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Lucille) Freels of Decatur route 4, and Mrs. Floyd (Mildred) Roth of Monroe; three stepsons, Eugene, Raymond and Marvin Landis, all of Dayton, O.; three sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Olwin of Cushing, Okla., Mrs. Edith Shafer and Mrs. Alice Worthman, both of Fort Wayne; three brothers, Dr. A.D. Yaney of Chicago, George Yaney of Fort Wayne, and William Yaney of Columbia City; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. One daughter, Margaret Jane; two brothers and one sister are deceased.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with Rev. J. Oliver Dearing officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Zwick funeral home this afternoon and evening. The body will lie in state at the church from 9 a.m. Tuesday until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXVII NO. 58.   Monday, March 10, 1969   p. 1, col. 8.

Mrs. Landis Dies; Services Tuesday
  Mrs. Blanche Henschen Landis, 82, of Decatur Route 2 died at 4:40 a.m. Sunday at Wells County Hospital after suffering a broken hip 2 1/2 weeks ago.
  She was a daughter of Frank and Dora Macy Yaney. Her first marriage was to Samuel Henschen, who died in 1956, and her second was to Willis Landis, whose death occurred in 1962.
  Mrs. Landis was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, the WCTU, and a charter member of the Adams Home Economics Chorus and the Kirkland Ladies Club.
  Surviving are two sons, Harold Henschen of Decatur Route 2 and Dean Runkel of Fort Wayne; two daughters, Mrs. Ralph (Lucille) Freels of Decatur Route 4 and Mrs. Floyd (Mildred) Roth of Monroe, and three stepsons, Eugene, Raymond and Marvin Landis, all of Dayton, O.
  Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Olwin of Cushing, Okla., and Mrs. Edith Shafer and Mrs. Alice Worthman, both of Fort Wayne; three brothers, Dr. A. D. Yaney of Chicago, George Yaney of Fort Wayne and William Yaney of Columbia City, nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
  Friends may call at the Zwick Funeral Home in Decatur.
  The body will be taken to the Pleasant Dale Church to lie in state from 9 a.m. Tuesday until the services at 11 a.m. Rev. Oliver Dearing will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXIX No. 108   Monday, March 10, 1969   p. 3, col. 4.

[gravestone of Naomi and Laurin Yager] 94. pd0504   YAGER Naomi 1902 - 1998 Laurin D. 1902 - 1945
[upright polished gray granite on gray granite base]
{members at PD, Laurin was a Sunday School teacher}

Laurin Yager Dies After Short Illness
Will Hold Funeral Services Wednesday
  Laurin D. Yager, 42, a native of Adams county, died shortly before noon Sunday at his home in Lancaster township, Wells county, after an illness of two days.
  He was born in Kirkland township October 5, 1902, the son of William and Lucinda Hocker-Yager. He was married to Naomi Gilbert July 18, 1930. He was a member of the Pleasant Dale church in Kirkland township.
  Surviving are the wife, the mother, Mrs. Lucinda Yager; two sons and a daughter, Don Allen, Wayne and Ellen Rose, all at home; four brothers and a sister, Herman Yager of Philadelphia, Kenneth of Fort Wayne, Charles of near Spencerville, Samuel and Mrs. Rachel Sautbine, both of near Decatur. Two brothers and one sister are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the church, with the Rev. Russell Weller officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be removed from the Jahn funeral home to the residence Tuesday noon.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XLIII. No. 90.   Monday, April 16, 1945.   p. 1, col. 7.

Laurin D. Yager Is Claimed by Death
  Laurin D. Yager, 42, died at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at his home, two miles north of Craigville in Lancaster township, following an illness of two days. Death was due to a heart attack.
  Born Oct. 5, 1902, in Adams county, the decedent was the son of William and Lucinda Hocker Yager. He was married in Adams county July 18, 1930, to Naomi Gilbert. He resided his entire life in Adams and Wells counties, and at one time served as a vice chairman of the AAA committee in Lancaster township.
  Surviving are the widow; the mother, near Decatur; two sons, Don Allen and Wayne, and a daughter, Ellen Rose, all at home; four brothers, Herman Yager, of Philadelphia, Kenneth Yager, of Fort Wayne, Charles Yager, near Spencerville, and Samuel Yager, Decatur route 2, and a sister, Mrs. Rachael Sautbine, Decatur route. Two brothers and a sister are deceased.
  The body will be taken Tuesday noon from the Jahn funeral home to the residence.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren in Kirkland township, of which Mr. Yager was a member, in charge of Rev. Russell Weller. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XVI. No. 140.   Monday, April 16, 1945.   p. 1, col. 4.

Obituaries
Naomi Yager
  Naomi Yager, 96, Berne, who resided for many years in rural Craigville, died at 7:40 p.m. Tuesday in Swiss Village, her residence the past nine years.
  She was born on November 20, 1902 in Adams County to William and Emma Wolfe Gilbert and married Laurin D. Yager on July 18, 1930; he died on April 15, 1945.
  She was a homemaker and a teacher for 14 years in Adams County at the Stryker School, north of Monroe; the French Township School; and the Yager School, near Berne. She also taught for many years in Wells County, first at the Vera Cruz School and for 23 years at the Lancaster School before retiring in 1969.
  She was a 60-year member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren and its Women's Fellowship group.
  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Gene (Ellen R.) Snyder of Churubusco; two sons, Don Yager of Berne and Wayne Yager of Churubusco; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
  One brother, Chalmer "Jack" Gilbert and two sisters, Leona Gilbert (her twin) and June Tybor, are deceased.
  Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with burial in the church cemetery. Visiting hours are 3-5 and 6-8 p.m. Friday in Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur, and 9:30- 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the church.
  Preferred memorials are to the church or to Swiss Village.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL.: XCVI NO: 310   Thursday, December 31, 1998   p. 2A, col. 1.

[blizzard]

Obituaries
Naomi Yager
  Funeral services for Naomi Yager, 96, Berne, originally scheduled for last Saturday, have been reset for this Saturday, January 9, at 10:30 a.m. in Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, rural Decatur.
  Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation is 9:30- 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the church.
  Funeral arrangements are by Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home of Decatur.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL: XCVII NO. 5   Thursday, January 7, 1999   p. 2A, col. 1.

Naomi Yager, 96
  A teacher for a total of 37 years in Wells and Adams County schools, Naomi Yager, 96, died at 7:40 p.m. Tuesday at Swiss Village in Berne, where she had been a resident the past nine years.
  Mrs. Yager was a longtime resident of rural Craigville. She graduated from Decatur High School, attended Indiana University at Bloomington and Saint Francis College in Fort Wayne.
[photo]
[caption: Naomi Yager]
  For 14 years she taught in Adams County, starting at the Stryker School south of Monroe, the French Township School, Yager School near Berne and the Vera Cruz School, retiring in 1969 from Lancaster Central School in Wells County, where she has taught for 23 years.
  She was a 60-year member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren and its Women's Fellowship.
  She was born in Adams County Nov. 20, 1902 to William and Emma Wolfe Gilbert. Her marriage on July 18, 1930 at Charleston, W. Va., was to Laurin Day Yager, who died on April 15, 1945.
  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Gene (Ellen Rose) Snyder of Churubusco; two sons, Don of Berne and Wayne of Churubusco; six grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren. A brother Chalmer "Jack", and two sisters, twin sister Leona and June Tybor, are deceased.
  Services at 10:30 a.m. Saturday will be at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren with Pastor Terry Shumaker officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery in rural Decatur.
  Calling hours at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur will be Friday from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. and at the church Saturday for one hour prior to services.
  Memorials to the church or to Swiss Village.
The News-Banner   Vol. 70 No. 50   Thursday, December 31, 1998   p. 3, col. 1.


[gravestone of Eliza and Ezra Zimmerman] 95. pd0505   ZIMMERMAN Eliza A. 1861 - 1930 Ezra E. 1864 - 1945
[upright polished red banded granite on red banded granite base]

Local Man's Father Is Taken By Death
  Ezra Zimmerman, 80, former Adams county resident, died Tuesday at his home in Allen county, where he had lived for the past 8[?] years. Surviving are two sons, Charles F. Zimmerman of Decatur and James R. of Fort Wayne; two brothers, C. M. and W. D. Zimmerman, both of Adams county; four grandchildren and one great- grandson.
  Funeral services will be held at 1[?] p.m. Thursday at the Pleasant Dale church of the Brethren, southwest of Decatur. Friends may call at the Yager funeral home in Berne until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XLIII. No. 297   Wednesday, December 19, 1945   p. 1, col. 1.

DEATH CALLS LOCAL WOMAN
Mrs. E. E. Zimmerman Is Victim of Heart Ailment This Morning
  Mrs. Eliza Alice Zimmerman, 69, wife of Edward E. Zimmerman, 618 North Second street, a resident of this city for the last fourteen years, died at the Adams County Memorial Hospital this morning at 3:19 o'clock.
  Death was due to heart trouble with which Mrs. Zimmerman has been afflicted for the last several years. The deceased was in fairly good health until Thursday afternoon, when her condition suddenly became serious, and she was removed to the local hospital.
  Mrs. Zimmerman was born in Jennings county, December 18, 1861, the daughter of Reuben and Elizabeth Pierce. She was the last of twelve children in the family to die.
  On October 21, 1886, she was united in marriage to Edward Zimmerman, who survives, and they made their home in Adams county until fourteen years ago when they moved to Decatur, and since then have resided in this city.
  Surviving besides the husband are two sons, James R. Zimmerman of Fort Wayne, and Charles F. Zimmerman of Kendallville. Four grandchildren also survive.
  Funeral services will be held at the home at 618 North Second street, Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock, and at the Methodist Episcopal Church in this city at 1:30 o'clock, with the Rev. B. F. Franklin officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXVIII. No. 304.   Friday, December 26, 1930.   p. 1, col. 7.

Mrs. E. Zimmerman Dies at Decatur
Mrs. V.S. Pease Learns of Sudden Death of Her Aunt.
  Mrs. V. S. Pease received word of the death of her aunt, Mrs. E. E. Zimmerman, 69, who died early this morning of heart trouble, at her home at Decatur.
  Mrs. Eliza Zimmerman was born in Decatur county, Indiana, near Westport, on December 18, 1861, a daughter of Reuben E. and Elizabeth Pierce.
  Surviving are the husband, two sons, James R. Zimmerman, of Fort Wayne, and Charles Zimmerman, of Kendallville; and four grandchildren.
  The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at the Zimmerman home, 624 North Second street, Decatur.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. II. No. 44.   Friday, December 26, 1930.   p. 1, col. 5.


[gravestone of Jessie Chronister] 96. pd0506   Jessie A. CHRONISTER 1865 - 1928
[small red granite block]

MRS. CHRONISTER DIES AT BLUFFTON
Mrs. Ed Chronister, of Adams County, Dies At Wells County Hospital
  Mrs. Jessie A. Chronister, 63, wife of Edward E. Chronister, of Decatur route 5, died of liver trouble, at 5:30 o'clock Saturday evening, at the Wells county hospital in Bluffton, where she had been a patient for seven weeks. Mrs. Chronister was confined to bed at her home for five weeks prior to being removed to the hospital.
  Mrs. Chronister was born in Adams county, March 31, 1865, and spent her entire life in this country. Surviving are the husband; one son, Robert Chronister, of Adams county; one step-daughter, Mrs. Flossie Billiter, of California; five brothers, Ezra E. Zimmerman, James L. Zimmerman, William D. Zimmerman, DeWitt C. Zimmerman and Charles M. Zimmerman, all of Adams county. One brother and three sisters are deceased.
  The remains were brought to the Lobenstein and Hower funeral chapel Saturday night and removed to the home three and one-fourth miles southwest of Decatur, Sunday morning. Funeral services will be held at the home at 1 o'clock and at the Pleasant Dale church at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, with the Rev. Otho Winger, of North Manchester, assisted by Rev. Byerly and Rev. Cover. Interment will be made in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXVI. No. 262.   Monday, November 5, 1928.   p. 1, col. 6.

MRS. CHRONISTER DIES AT HOSPITAL
WIFE OF ED CHRONISTER OF DECATUR, PASSES AWAY AT COUNTY HOSPITAL
  Mrs. Jessie A. Chronister, 63, wife of Ed E. Chronister, of near Decatur, passed away Saturday night at the Wells county hospital after a 12-weeks illness of liver trouble. Surviving besides the husband is a son, Robert Chronister, of Adams county, a step-daughter, Mrs. Flossie Billister and five brothers.
  Funeral services will be held at the Pleasantdale church at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening Banner   Vol. XXIX. No. 300.   Monday, November 5, 1928   p. 1, col. 7.

{gap of 2 lots on cemetery map}

[gravestone of Florence Zimmerman] 97. pd0507   Florence L. ZIMMERMAN 1912 - 1918
[small red granite block (concrete slab over grave)]

TURN FOR WORSE
Became Apparent in Case of Florence Zimmerman Yesterday.
SECOND OPERATION
Was Held--Child Died This Morning--Daughter of Clint Zimmerman
  Florence, age six, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Zimmerman, living a little east of Honduras, died this morning at five o'clock at the Hope Hospital, Fort Wayne. Three weeks ago the child had an operation for appendicitis and was thought to be recovering. Her parents were down Sunday with the expectation of finding her able to come home. She grew much worse, however, and yesterday the operation for adhesions of the bowels was decided upon. Her strength, however, had become so depleted that her death ensued this morning.
  The parents have five other children surviving. They are Josephine, Bertaline, Edgar, Catharine and Harold.
  The body was brought here and taken to the Gay, Zwick & Myers morgue to be prepared for burial after which it will be taken to the home. The funeral arrangements had not been made at time of going to press.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XVI. Number 248.   Tuesday Evening, October 22, 1918.   p. 1, col. 3.

{gap of 1 lot on cemetery map}

[gravestone of Jessie Kaehr] 98. pd0508   Jessie Edna KAEHR 1898 - 1931
[gray granite block]

Mrs. Jessie Kaehr Dies at Ft. Wayne
Wife of Reuben Kaehr Passes Away at Irene Byron Sanitorium.
  Mrs. Jessie Edna Kaehr, 33, wife of Reuben Kaehr, Bluffton, died at 5 o'clock this morning at the Irene Byron sanitorium in Fort Wayne following an illness of six years of tuberculosis.
  She was born in Preble on Jan. 16, 1898, a daughter of Perry V. and Jennie Zimmerman Lewton, and was 33 years, 9 months and 5 days of age at the time of her death. Her marriage to Reuben Kaehr took place at Hillsdale, Mich., on Sept. 11, 1915.
  Surviving besides the husband are four children, Marion, Alice, Vernon and Carl, all at home. One sister, Mrs. Geraldine Beery, resides at Toledo, O.
  Mrs. Kaehr had been a resident of Wells county for the past eight years. She was a member of the Pleasant Dale church, Adams county.
  The body will remain at the McBride funeral parlors in Bluffton until shortly before the funeral which will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at Pleasant Dale church in charge of Rev. Dan Byerly. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. II No. 297.   Wednesday, October 21, 1931.   p. 1, col. 4.


[gravestone of Jennie Lewton] 99. pd0509   Jennie E. LEWTON 1875 - 1920
[small red granite block]

MRS. EMILY LEWTON IS CLAIMED BY DEATH
LONG ILLNESS FROM TUBERCULOSIS FOLLOWED BY DEATH--FUNERAL THURSDAY.
  Death relieved the suffering Monday evening at 8:15 o'clock of Mrs. Jennie Emily Lewton, at the family home two miles south and one-half mile west of Peterson. Mrs. Lewton had been ill some time of tuberculosis. She was born March 31, 1875, a daughter of Peter and Susannah Niblick Zimmerman. She grew to womanhood in Adams county and was united in marriage to Perry V. Lewton. Two daughters, Edna and Geraldine, born to the union survive the mother. Five brothers, E. E. Zimmerman, Lewis Zimmerman, Dayton Zimmerman, Christ Zimmerman, and Milton Zimmerman, and one sister, Mrs. Ed Chronister, besides the mother, Mrs. Susannah Bell, also survive. She was forty-five years, seven months and seven days old.
  Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Pleasant Dale church. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
Bluffton Evening News   Twenty-Ninth Year, No. 35.   Wednesday, November 10, 1920   p. 1, col. 3.


100. pd0510   {Infant Child of Jenny LEWTON, from cemetery map, but no stone in 1998 or 1957 DAR reading}

[gravestone of James Bell] 101. pd0511   James BELL Died Aug. 29, 1900 Aged 65Y. 5M. 19D.
[inscription on front of tall upright gray column]
Farewell, dear father, hear/heed?
day rest. Weary with
years. and weary with
pain. F... w... in
wehn happy place.
We shall behold thy
face again.
[inscription on south side of column]

  James Bell, for sixteen years a resident of this county, died very suddenly at Peterson yesterday morning. He and his step son Ezra E. Zimmerman, left home early in the morning with a load of hogs which they had sold to Schieman & Butler and were to be delivered at the Peterson stock yards. They succeeded in placing the hogs in the yard and were preparing to start for home, when Mr. Bell said he believed they had better step down to the yards again and see how the porks were getting along or if they needed anything. They did so and Zimmerman noticed that they needed water and walked over to the other side of the yards to pump some, leaving Mr. Bell standing near a stock car just south of the yards. About fifteen minutes elapsed while Ed was doing this, and when he finished he called to his step-father requesting him to bring the spade and saw which they had left lying on the ground, and they would go home. Receiving no reply he went over to the car and there found his step-father lying on his face. He picked him up and called him by name but there was no reply save a short gasp and in a few minutes he was dead, never regaining consciousness. He had been subject to heart failure and his death was undoubtedly due to that cause, as he had been attacked in a like manner before. He died shortly after eleven o'clock, having lived about fifteen minutes after he was found. He was carried to Hale's grain elevator nearby and a physician summoned, but life was extinct before he arrived. Dr. D. D. Clark acting as coroner and a representative of this office were at the scene within an hour and held the necessary inquest after which the body was removed to his home two miles south of Peterson. James Bell was born March 10, 1836, and was sixty-four years, six months and nineteen days of age. He has resided in this county about sixteen years, removing here from Wells county, where he is also well known. His first wife died a number of years ago and he was afterwards married to Mrs. Zimmerman who survives. Four children, three girls and one boy, all of whom reside at a distance also remain to mourn the loss of a kind and indulgent father. He was a brother of A. R. Bell of this city.
Decatur Democrat.   VOLUME XLIII. NUMBER 25   Thursday, August 30, 1900.   p. 1, col. 6.

Drops Dead.
James Bell, a Former Bluffton Livery-man, Expires from Heart Trouble in Adams County.
  Mrs. Andrew Sprague received a telephone message this morning that her father, James Bell, had dropped dead at half past ten this morning at his farm a mile and a half south of Peterson.
  Very few people in Bluffton were not acquainted with Mr. Bell, "Jim" Bell being the familiar appellation by which he was known. For many years he was in the livery business in Tom Souders' location, and as he was a jolly, good hearted gentleman everybody like him. After selling his barn he moved about fifteen years ago on a fine 160-acre farm in Adams county. He was breaking a colt some two years ago and some part of his heart was ruptured in the contest with the animal. He recovered and worked hard until the day of his death, although he would take temporary attacks that would incapacitate him for a few days. Mr. Bell was for years the only republican councilman in Bluffton having been elected from the first ward on one occasion. He was about sixty-five years old.
  Among his children are John Bell, the barber; Mrs. A.M. Sprague; Mrs. Naz Ruth, of Muncie, and Mrs. Johns White, of Ada, Ohio. His second wife is still living. Mrs. Sprague drove to Peterson this afternoon to learn the particulars of her father's death and the time of funeral.
Bluffton Chronicle   Volume 32 Number 9   Wednesday, August 29, 1900.   p. 4, col. 6.


[gravestone of Anna Gerber] 102. pd0512   Anna GERBER 1880 - 1925
[gray granite block]

MRS. JOEL GERBER DIES AT BLUFFTON HOSPITAL
DEATH CAME WEDNESDAY EVENING AFTER TWO WEEKS ILLNESS OF PNEUMONIA
  Mrs. Joel Gerber passed away at the Wells county hospital Wednesday evening at eight o'clock after an illness of two weeks' during which time she suffered from pneumonia. While returning from Bluffton to her home in Curryville about six weeks ago she was injured in an automobile accident when the machine in which she was riding with her husband and daughter collided with another machine near Craigville. Mrs. Gerber was thrown from the machine, alighting on her head and was rendered unconscious and was confined to her home several days after the accident. Mrs. Gerber never fully recovered from the shock suffered in the accident and was in a weakened condition when she contracted pneumonia two weeks ago. In an effort to hasten her recovery she was brought to the local hospital last Sunday and was apparently improved as late as Wednesday afternoon but suffered a turn about the supper hour and failed to rally.
  Mrs. Joel (Anna) Gerber was a daughter of Sam and Mary (Judd) Kinsey and was 45 years and 3 days of age at the time of her death. She was united in marriage to John E. Berton who died on March 13, 1920. She then married Joel L. Gerber on November 29, 1921, and was a lifelong resident of this community. Mrs. Gerber was known and held in high esteem by a large circle of friends as a person of jovial disposition and charitable characteristics. She attended services with the United Brethren Sunday school and church.
  The entire community extends sympathy to the following remaining relatives: The parents, the husband, the brothers, Ed Kinsey, California; Grover Kinsey, Kalamazoo; George Kinsey, Curryville; Frank Kinsey, Richmond; and a sister, Mrs. Edward Magner, of Comstock, Michigan. She was preceded in death by two brothers, John and William.
  The funeral will leave the home in Curryville at ten o'clock Saturday morning and services will be conducted by Rev. Mead at the U. B. church at Craigville at 10:30 o'clock. Interment in Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Bluffton Evening News   Thirty-Third Year, No. 297   Thursday, September 17, 1925.   p. 1, col. 4.

gap of 4 lots

two concrete footstones

103. pd0513   {William KINSEY, from cemetery map, but no stone in 1998 or 1957 DAR reading}

[gravestone of Walter Clement] 104. pd0514   Walter Clement, son of I.F. & D.J. YANEY 1890 - 1913
[polished red granite slant on gray granite base]
YANEY FUNERAL TODAY.
---
Services at Pleasant Dale Church for
Young Man Killed in Canada.
---
  The body of Clem Yaney, killed several days ago in Canada, arrived in Decatur Sunday over the Grand Rapids & Indiana at eight o'clock in the evening. It was at once taken to the parental home in Kirkland township. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon, the funeral cortege leaving the home at 1:30 o'clock for the Pleasant Dale church, where the services will be held at two o'clock. Burial will be in the cemetery near the church.
  Mr. Yaney was accidentally killed while employed with a threshing outfit. He was backing up a traction engine, when tripped by a rubber hose that conveyed the water from the tender to the boiler of the machine and was so thrown that he was caught in the machinery and crushed to death.
  Mr. Yaney was twenty-one years old.--Decatur Herald.
Bluffton Chronicle. VOLUME 47. [NO.] 19. November 12, 1913. p. 5, col. 2.

CLEM YANEY KILLED
WHILE IN CANADA
---
BROTHER AT HONDURAS NOTI-
FIED OF DEATH.-YANEY
FORMERLY WORKED HERE.
---
  A message received Wednesday by Gus Yaney of near Honduras informed him of the accidental death of his brother, Clem Yaney, at Sedley, Saskatchewan, Canada, Tuesday morning. The message did not state any particulars or in what manner the young man met his death, but as he operates an oil well rigging, it is supposed that death occurred from and accident of that nature. For the past several years Mr. Yaney has been going to Canada in the spring and working during the summer on well riggings, returning home in the fall and assisting J. M. Baker, near Bluffton, through the winter. Last spring, however Mr. Yaney purchased a rigging out-fit and went into business for himself. He was a son of Frank Yaney of Honduras. Mr. Yaney was twenty-five years of age and unmarried. The body arrived at the old home the latter part of last week for burial.
  Frank Yaney and his son, Gus, were in Bluffton Thursday, and they stated that telegrams had been sent to friends and to authorities at Sedley, to have the body of Clem Yaney sent home for burial, but had not received any information as to the time it will arrive. Three other brothers surviving are George and William Yaney, at home, and Orval Yaney, who is in Oklahoma.
  J. M. or "Sell" Baker, for whom Clem Yaney formerly worked, arrived here only Wednesday from Canada, and did not know of the death of Mr. Yaney until Gus Yaney came here Thursday. Mr. Baker says that Clem Yaney had not been working with the well-drilling outfit for several weeks, but that it was being operated by his partner, Edward Staley, while he, Clem Yaney, has been in charge of a threshing outfit which he leased for the fall work. Mr. Baker says that Mr. Yaney had not worked for him for more than a year.
Bluffton Chronicle. VOLUME 47. [NO.] 19. November 12, 1913. p. 8, col. 7.

peony bush

[gravestone of Florence Henschen] 105. pd0515   Mother, Florence, wife of S.D. HENSCHEN 1888 - 1915
[polished red granite slant on gray granite base]
Daughter of Dora Jane Macy and Israel Franklin Yaney, Florence Frances Yaney was born 8 July 1888. She married Samuel David Henschen and they had three daughters: Margaret Jane, Frances Lucille, and Mildred Bernadine. Samuel and Florence were members at Pleasant Dale. She was song director and also sang solos. The last song she sang was _When the Roll is Called up Yonder, I'll Be There_. Becoming ill in the spring of 1915, she died 14 May 1915.

CALLED BY DEATH
Mrs. Saml. Henschen Passed Away Yesterday Afternoon at Her Home.
DEATH RESULTED
From Paricarditus Developed from Inflammatory Rheumatism--Ill Long.
  After having been a sufferer for some time from inflammatory rheumatism, Mrs. Samuel Henschen, a well known Adams county lady, was relieved by death yesterday afternoon at 2:45 o'clock at her home, three miles southwest of Peterson. Although everything known to the medical science was done to allay the rheumatism, it proved of no avail, and the trouble finally developed into paricarditus, which was the direct cause of death. Mrs. Henschen's maiden name was Florence Yaney. She was born in Adams county July 8, 1888, being the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Yaney. Her entire life was spent in this county and in early womanhood she was united in marriage to Samuel Henschen. To this union were born three children, Margaret, aged six years; Lucile, aged five and Mildred, age eight months. Four brothers and sisters also survive, they being Orval Yaney, residing in Oklahoma; Augustus, George and William, residing in Adams county, and Blanche, Beatrice, Edith and Alice, at home. No date has been set for the funeral arrangements, pending word from the brother in Oklahoma, but the service will be held at the Pleasant Dale church.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XIII. Number 116.   Saturday Evening, May 15, 1915.   p. 1, col. 6.

concrete planter

[gravestone of Margaret Wolfensberger] 106. pd0516   Mother, Margaret, wife of H.W. WOLFENSBERGER 1908 - 1937
[taller polished red granite slant on gray granite base]

Mrs. Wolfenberger Answers Summons
Body of Former Resident of Kirkland Township Returned For Burial
  Mrs. Margaret Henschen Wolfenberger, 28, a native of Adams county, wife of Homer William Wolfenberger, of Chicago, died Wednesday at the Frances Willard Hospital in Chicago, following an appendix operation. She had been ill 10 days.
  Born in Kirkland township, Sept. 9, 1908, she was a daughter of Samuel and Florence Yaney Henschen. She was a graduate of the Kirkland township high school, and was a graduate nurse from the Lutheran hospital in Fort Wayne, where she afterward served for four years (continued on page seven)(continued from page one) as floor superintendent. Thereafter she took a post graduate course in Chicago, where she had lived since. Her marriage was solemnized in Illinois in January, 1934.
  Surviving are the husband and one daughter, of Chicago; the father and step-mother, of Kirkland township; two sisters, Mrs. Ralph Freels, near Bluffton, and Mildred Henschen, at home, and one brother, Harold Henschen, at home. The grandparents surviving are Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Henschen and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Yaney, all of Kirkland township.
  The body arrived in Bluffton this afternoon and was taken to the Jahn funeral home, where it may be viewed by friends until Friday evening, when it will be taken to the home of the father, in Kirkland township.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Pleasant Dale church in Kirkland township, of which Mrs. Wolfenberger was a member, in charge of Rev. Weller, and Rev. Leo Miller, of Fort Wayne, assisting. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. VIII No. 170.   Thursday, May 20, 1937.   p. 1, col. 8.; p. 7 c. 3.

[gravestone of Dora and Israel Yaney] 107. pd0517   YANEY Dora J. Macy 1862 - 1958 Israel F. 1857 - 1946
[long polished red granite slant on gray granite base]
{I.F. Yaney lived on farm 1/2 mile south of Kirkland School [SE corner of 300N and 500W]}

DIES AT HOSPITAL
  Mrs. Dora Jane Yaney, 95, Decatur, died at 4:50 p.m. Friday at the Wells County Hospital, where she had been a patient seven weeks. A native of North Carolina, she had resided in Adams County 53 years. Surviving are four sons, four daughters, 21 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. The body was taken to the Zwick Funeral Home at Decatur, where friends may call after 10 a.m. Sunday. Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren and burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXVIII. No. 59   Saturday, January 11, 1958   p. 1, col. 1.

[gravestone of Edith Yaney Shafer] 108. pd0518   Edith Yaney SHAFER Aug. 29, 1896 Jan. 11, 1987
[polished red granite slant on gray granite base]

Edith E. Shafer
  Edith E. Shafer, 90, North Manchester, formerly of Fort Wayne and a native of Adams County, died at midnight Sunday in Timbercrest Home, North Manchester.
  She lived in Fort Wayne about 30 years. She retired in 1935 as a junior high school teacher, having taught in South Bend, Adams County, and Oklahoma. Surviving is one brother, George W. Yaney, Fort Wayne.
  Services at 10 a.m. Wednesday in D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, with calling from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery, Adams County. Memorials are to West Creighton Avenue Christian Church.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXXX, No. 9   Monday, January 12, 1987   p. 2, col. 2.

[gravestone of Rachel and Elisa Rabenold] 109. pd0519   RABENOLD Dau. Elisa 1845 - 1865 Mother Rachel 1809 - 1868
[red granite block on concrete footing]
[Robenold, from 1957 DAR reading]

Rachel Frey, born 02 Oct 1809 in Albany Township, Berks County PA, daughter of George Adam Frey and Catharine Bielmann (Billman)
marriage:
1st - Moses Zimmerman
    Peter Zimmerman, born 28 Aug 1835 in Berks County PA, first of five children
2nd - Carl "Charles" Rabenold
    Eliza Rabenold, born abt 1844 in PA, first of three children

gap of 6 lots

[gravestone of August Arnold] 110. pd0520   August ARNOLD, Died Feb. 18, 1865 Aged 46 y. 2?m.
The ...
branch of the just
shall flourish
when they sleep
in dust.
[faint five line inscription]
"d. February 18, 1865," from 1957 DAR reading
[upright gray column with U.S. flag in GAR 1861 1865 star holder]



Row 6:   (26 stones)


[gravestone of Anna and Charles Lash] 111. pd0601   LASH Anna M. 1860 - 1937 Chas. H. 1854 - 1943
[small white marble slant on white marble base]
{Anna M. Lash Died 1936 76 Yrs. 28 Days, from cemetery map}

Charles Henry Lash Is Taken By Death
  Charles Henry Lash, 88, retired farmer of Craigville, died Wednesday at the Wells county hospital in Bluffton of infirmities. Survivors include a son, Brandon R. Lash, of Craigville, six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. One of the grandsons is Don Lash, of Louisville, Ky., widely known long distance runner.
  Funeral services will be held at 10 a. m. Friday at the United Brethren church in Craigville, with burial at Pleasant Dale.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XLI. No. 60.   Thursday, March 11, 1943.   p. 1, col. 6.

Charles H. Lash Dies This A.M.
Retired Farmer of Craigville Dies at Hospital; Funeral Friday A.M.
  Charles Henry Lash, 88, retired farmer of Craigville, died at 2 a.m. today at the Wells county hospital from infirmities. He had been seriously ill the past three weeks.
  The deceased is the grandfather of Don Lash, of Louisville, Ky., formerly of this county and Auburn, who is widely known as a distance runner. The grandson and his wife will attend the funeral.
  Charles Henry Lash was born at Bolivar, O., on Sept. 22, 1854, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Lash. He was united in marriage to Anna Keefer, who preceded him in death on Apr. 9, 1937.
  One son, Brandon R. Lash, of Craigville, survives. Six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren also survive.
  Mr. Lash was a member of the United Brethren church at Craigville.
  The body may be viewed at the McBride funeral home until 9 o'clock Friday morning, at which time, it will be taken to the United Brethren church in Craigville for funeral services at 10 o'clock. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XIV. No. 108.   Wednesday, March 10, 1943   p. 1, col. 4.

Mrs. Charles Lash Called By Death
Grandmother of Don Lash, Indiana Athlete, Succumbs At Auburn
   Mrs. Anna Kiefer Lash, 76, wife of Charles H. Lash, three miles north and two and one-half miles east of Bluffton, died at 6:30 this morning at the home of her son, Brandon Lash, at Auburn.
  She had been ill the past two years from dropy and eight weeks ago she was taken to the home of her son for special care.
  She was born in Chambersburg, Pa., on Aug. 15, 1860, a daughter of Jeremiah and Sophia Hobbs Kiefer. Her marriage to Charles H. Lash took place at Wilmot, O., on March 11, 1886. They moved to Wells county 51 years ago.
  Surviving besides the husband are the son, Brandon Lash, of Auburn; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Three sisters and a brother surviving are Mrs. Charles Goodman, of Canton, O.; Mrs. Etta Lincke, of Alliance, O.; Mrs. Albert Behr, of Oberlin, O., and Robert Kiefer of Van Wert, O. Five sisters and one brother are deceased.
  Mr. and Mrs. Lash are the grandparents of Don Lash, of Auburn, who set a new world's record in the two-mile run for Indiana university this year.
  The body will be at the McBride funeral parlors in this city until the time of the funeral, which will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Craigville United Brethren church in charge of the Rev. Moore. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Evening News-Banner   Vol. VIII. No. 135.   Friday, April 9, 1937   p. 1, col. 4.

gap of 2 lots

[gravestone of Winona Brentlinger] 112. pd0602   Winona, wife of O.L. BRENTLINGER 1893 - 1919
[gray granite block]
Winona H. Diehl (4 Feb 1883 Adams County - 26 Oct 1919), married 2 Aug 1903 Adams County to Orville L. Brentlinger.

DIED LAST NIGHT
Mrs. Orville Brentlinger Succumbs Following Illness of Several Weeks
WAS 36 YEARS OLD
Native of Kirkland Township--Funeral Will Be Wednesday Morning.
  Mrs. Nona Brentlinger, aged thirty-six, wife of Orville Brentlinger, motorman on the Fort Wayne-Decatur traction line, died last evening at 7:30 o'clock at her home at 253 North Seventh street. Death followed an illness of eight or nine weeks from a complication of ailments, during which time she underwent several operations in the hope of securing permanent relief.
  Mrs. Brentlinger was born February 4, 1883, in Kirkland township, being a daughter of Tillman and Magdalene Diehl. She was married August 2, 1903, to Orville Brentlinger, who, with two children, a daughter, Cleo, and a son, Lionel, survive. Two children died in infancy.
  Of her parental family there are 4 brothers and two sisters living. They are Minnie May Bell, Nellie Marie Egly, of this city; Lawrence E. Diehl, Ervin Diehl, of Monroe; Grover C. Diehl, Melvin W. Diehl, of Peterson. Mr. and Mrs. Brentlinger have resided in this city a number of years, during which time they made many friends. The deceased was a member of the
(Continued on Page Five)
Evangelical church, of the Royal Neighbors, Pocahontas and Yeoman lodges, and was well liked and highly esteemed.
  The funeral will be held Wednesday morning, the procession leaving the house at nine o'clock for the Zion church at Honduras, where the Rev. C. J. Miner, of the Decatur United Brethren church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XVII. Number 255   Monday Evening, October 27, 1919.   p. 1, col. 3; p. 5, col. 3.

[gravestone of Chauncy Brentlinger] 113. pd0603   Chauncy L. son of O.L.&W. BRENTLINGER Dec. 21, 1911 Dec. 29, 1911
[gray diamond shaped slab embedded in base]
DEATH OF BABY.
  Chancellor Lloyd, the little baby of Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Brentlinger, of Vera Cruz, died this morning at six o'clock. The little boy was but eight days old and had been weak from its birth. The funeral will take place at the home tomorrow forenoon at ten o'clock. Burial will take place in the Pleasantdale cemetery of Vera Cruz in Adams County.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening Banner   Twentieth Year No. 75.   December 29, 1911   p. 8, col. 3.

DEATH OF BABY.
  Chancellor Lloyd, the little baby of Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Brentlinger, of Vera Cruz, died Friday at six o'clock A. M. The little boy was but eight [days old and had been weak from its] birth. The funeral took plate (sic) at the home Saturday forenoon at ten o'clock. Burial will take place in the Pleasantdale cemetery of Vera Cruz in Adams County.
Bluffton Chronicle.   VOLUME 45. NO. 27.   Wednesday, January 3, 1912.   p. 1, col. 7.


[gravestone of Violet Brentlinger] 114. pd0604   Violet May dau. of Orvill L & Nona H. BRENTLINGER Died Mar. 21, 1904
[thick gray diamond shaped slab embedded in concrete base flush with ground]
"d. May 21, 1904," from 1957 DAR reading>

115. pd0605   {Mary Jane HOMES Died 1918 76 Yrs., from cemetery map, but no stone in 1998 or 1957 DAR reading}

daughter of Reuben Pierce

AGED RESIDENT OF COUNTY DIES
Mrs. Mary Jane Holmes, 86, Dies Of Senility At County Infirmary
  Mrs. Mary Jane Holmes, 86, died at one o'clock this morning, Thursday, January 17, 1929, at the Adams County Infirmary, from infirmities of old age.
  Mary Jane Holmes, daughter of Ruben E. and Elizabeth Pierce, was born in Virginia, March 6, 1842. She united in marriage with Wilson Holmes, who preceded her in death thirty-two years ago. To this union, two children were born. A daughter, Amanda, died at the age of two years, and a son, Ira O. Holmes, resides in Toledo, Ohio. For the past forty-five years, the deceased has been a resident of Adams county. She is a member of the Christian church of Bluffton, where she lived during the early years of her married life.
  Besides the son in Toledo, Mrs. Holmes is survived by one sister, Mrs. Ed. Zimmerman, of this city, and two brothers, George and Jacob H. Pierce, of Westport, Indiana.
  Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock, at the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends desiring to view the body may call at the Ed. Zimmerman home, 618 North Second street, after 6 o'clock tonight.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXVII. No. 15.   Thursday, January 17, 1929.   p. 1, col. 6.

MRS. MARY HOLMES DIES AT DECATUR
DEATH OF FORMER BLUFFTON WOMAN OCURS THIS MORNING
  Mrs. Mary Jane Holmes, 88, widow of Wilson Holmes, for many years a resident of Bluffton, died shortly before noon at the home of her sister, Mrs. Ed Zimmerman, in Decatur, with whom she had made her home, according to word received by Mrs. Vince Pease, this city, a niece of Mrs. Holmes.
  The Holmes family when in Bluffton lived in a residence located where the post office now stands. A son, Otis Holmes, was formerly a drayman here. Mrs. Holmes was a sister of John Pierce, deceased, and was the oldest of the Pierce family.
  Surviving her are one son, Otis, who now resides in Toledo; the sister, Mrs. Zimmerman, and two brothers, George and Jacob both of Jennings county.
  Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at the Dunkards church east of Curryville. Burial will be in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Bluffton Evening News   Thirty-Seventh Year, No. 92   Thursday, January 17, 1929   p. 1, col. 8.

gap of 2 lots

[gravestone of Reuben Pierce] 116. pd0606   Reuben PIERCE Feb. 26, 1856 Mar. 16, 1916
[large upright gray granite on gray granite base]

46 71 Peirce Reuben E   W M 59         - 1  BlackSmith       New Hampshire NH NH
47           Elisabeth  W F 56 Wife    - 1  Keeping House    Virginia      VA VA
48           Gorgi      W M 36 Son     1    Work in Saw Mill Indiana       NH VA
49           Reuben     W M 24 Son     1    Day Laborer      Indiana       NH VA
50           Peter      W M 19 Son     1    Day Laborer      Ind           -  -
 1 71 Pearce Eliza A    W F 18 Dau     1                     Indiana       NH VA
 2           Angeline   W F 16 Dau     1                   1 Indiana       NH VA
 3           Jacob H    W M 12 Son     1                   1 Indiana       NH VA
 4    Bryan Charles     W M 22 Boarder 1                     Indiana       -  -
1880 Census: IN, Adams County, Kirkland Township, Series: T9 Roll: 264 Page: 119 & 120
[Page No. 8 & 9, Supervisor's Dist. No. 6, Enumeration Dist. No. 137] 4th day of June 1880 Peter H. Weldy, enumerator.

BROTHER IS DEAD
Reuben E. Pierce, Former Adams County Resident, Died Suddenly
IN JENNINGS COUNTY
Body Will be Brought to Home of Sister, Mrs. E. E. Zimmerman.
  Mrs. E. E. Zimmerman of near Peterson, received word this morning of the sudden death of her brother, Reuben E. Pierce, which occurred yesterday at the home of her brother, Jacob Pierce, in Jennings county, this state.
  Mr. Pierce was a former resident of this county, residing west of this city, but for several years has lived in the south part of the state. He was past fifty years of age and was never married.
  The body will be brought here, arriving at Peterson over the Clover Leaf Saturday evening at 6:30 o'clock. The body will be taken to the home of E. E. Zimmerman and the funeral will be held Sunday morning, leaving the house at 10:30 o'clock, standard time, for the Pleasant Dale church where the funeral service will be held.
  Surviving brothers and sisters are: John Pierce of near Bluton (sic); George Pierce and Mrs. Jane Holmes, of Curryville; William Pierce of Detroit, Mich.; Peter Pierce of Fort Wayne; Mrs. Oscar Plank of Craigville; Mrs. Angeline Griffin, of Holland, Mich.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XIV. Number 66.   Friday Evening, March 17, 1916.   p. 4, col. 4.

[gravestone of David H. Pierce] 117. pd0607   PIERCE David H. May 31, 1851 Aug. 11, 1914
[large upright gray granite on gray granite base]
DAVID H. PIERCE
         DIED MONDAY NIGHT
            ---
SUCCUMBED TO DEATH, AFTER
  AN  INVALIDISM  OF  TWO
   YEARS, FROM PARALYSIS.
            ---
     (from Tuesday's Daily)
  David H. Pierce, whose home was northeast of Bluffton, died Monday evening from paralysis, from which he was a sufferer for over two years. There had been no hope for his recovery for some time.
  Mr. Pierce was a son of Reuben Pierce and was 63 years old. He was a native of Indiana, and has been a resident of Wells County nearly all his life. He was married about thirty years ago to Miss Maude Crist, and she survives him with four children, Floyd, an invalid, Henry, and Misses Olive and Bernice. There are also a number of brothers and sisters.
  Mr. Pierce was an uncle of Charles Pierce of this city.
  The funeral is to be held on Wednesday afternoon at the Pleasant Dale Church, east of Curryville, in Adams County at two o'clock. The interment will be at the cemetery at the church.
Bluffton Chronicle.   VOLUME 48. NO.7.   Wednesday, August 12, 1913[s/b 1914].   p. 4, col. 2.

large evergreen tree

[gravestone of Elizabeth E. Pierce and R. E. Pierce] 118. pd0608   Elizabeth E. PIERCE Born Feb. 6, 1823 Died Aug. 29, 1900 Aged 77Y. 6M. 23D.
R.E.Pierce born Feb. 7, 1821 Died Feb. 24, 1904 Aged 83Y. 17D.
[polished top and face of upright charcoal granite on gray granite base]
"Elizabeth Pierce, February 6, 1825- August 29, 1900," from 1957 DAR reading
Elizabeth Showalter
Reuben E. Pierce, b. 7 Feb 1821 Lunenburg, Essex County, Vermont, son of Reuben Pierce and Sarah Briggs, married Elizabeth Showalter abt 1845 VA (WV)

DEATH CLAIMS GRIM HARVEST
Mrs. Steve Earl, Frank Keplinger and Reuben Pierce Answer Last Summons.
  This morning at his home in Union township occurred the death of Frank Keplinger,...
  Mrs. Steven Earl, wife of one of the representative farmers of Union township, died at her home at an early hour this morning....
  This morning at 6 o'clock at his home in Curryville, occurred the death of Reuben Pierce, on of the characteristic figures in the early history of Adams and Wells counties. Mr. Pierce at the time of his death was 84 years of age and had been sick but a short time. Last night about 8 o'clock it was noticed that he was not enjoying the best of health and from that time on he sank rapidly. His death took place at 3 o'clock. Mr. Pierce leaves a large family of children to mourn his demise. At the time of his death he was living at the home of one of his sons.
  Concerning his life there were many interesting features. He came to this county originally from Decatur county. In his early live he lived near Greensburg with his brother, who was a sailor. The old gentleman in his latter years claimed that his brother, on his death bed, had endeavored to tell him of buried treasure. This was one of his hobbies and he has made numerous trips to that part of the country presumably in search of the hidden gold. As far as any one knows, he never found anything but his faith remained unshaken.
  He was perhaps as well versed in Biblical lore as any one in the county. It was his boast that he was able to quote whole passages from the Bible without error and he was able to make this boast good on any occasion. The funeral arrangements have not as yet been completed.
The Bluffton Banner   Vol. LV, No. 8   Wednesday Evening, Feb. 24, 1904.   p. 1, col. 3.

  Mrs. Rueben Pierce, of Curryville, died Wednesday from stomach trouble and age, and her funeral occurred Thursday afternoon at two o'clock. She was seventy-seven years old, and was the mother of twelve children. It is a singular fact that not one of them is dead, in fact hers is the first death of the family, even her husband, who is seventy-eight, surviving her. A reunion was held this spring, at which all were present. Among the children in the city are Mrs. Mary J. Holmes and William Pierce. Bert Tucker and Otis Holmes are grandchildren.
Bluffton Chronicle.   Volume 32. Number 10   Wednesday, September 5, 1900.   p. 11, col. 4.

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[gravestone of Joseph and Sarah Milholland] 119. pd0609   MILHOLLAND (inscription on top) Joseph 1840 - 1916 Sarah A. his wife 1844 - 1914
[upright red granite on gray granite base with U.S. Flag in GAR 1861 1865 star holder]

JOSEPH MILHOLLAND, farmer, residing on section 22, Lancaster Township, was born in Butler County, Ohio, September 10, 1840, a son of John and Jane Milholland, both of whom are deceased. Joseph was the second son and fifth child in a family of ten children. When quite young he was brought by his parents to Franklin County, Indiana, and later to Decatur County, where he was reared on a farm. He remained under the home roof until October, 1861, when he volunteered in Company B, Fifty-second Indiana Infantry, his regiment being assigned to the Army of the Tennessee. He received his baptism of fire at the battle of Fort Donelson. His regiment and the Second Iowa, the day before the surrender of the fort, charged the rebel right, meeting with severe losses. After the siege of Corinth the Fifty-second was engaged in repairing the railroad from Corinth to Memphis, and later garrisoned Fort Pillow, Tennessee. After the taking of Vicksburg the regiment was sent there and was under Sherman in the Meridian campaign, during which time Mr. Milholland re-enlisted as a veteran. His regiment, as a part of the Sixteenth Corps, under General A. J. Smith, fought at the victorious battle of Tupelo, Mississippi. After a long and exhaustive campaign the regiment returned to Tennessee, and participated in the battle of Nashville, under General Thomas, where the rebel General Hood's army was destroyed. The last campaign of his regiment was in the Gulf Department, and the last battle in which he participated was at Fort Blakely. He was discharged at Montgomery, Alabama, September 10, 1865, when he returned to Decatur County, and October 5 of the same year was married to Miss Sarah Ann Pierce, a daughter of Reuben E. Pierce. She was born in the State of Virginia, but reared from childhood in Decatur County, Indiana. Mr. and Mrs. Milholland are the parents of eight children: Charles Victor, Ida Belle, George Edgar, Willie Andrew, Hattie Eveline, Kendry Allen, Eugene Porter and Alpha Winfield. Mr. Milholland made his home in Decatur County until he came with his family to his present farm in October, 1875. His farm now consists of eighty acres of well-improved land. All the improvements have been made since he settled on the place. At that time only a small clearing had been made and a log cabin built, which his family occupied for a time. The log cabin has since been replaced by a substantial frame residence, and sixty-five acres of his land has been brought under a fine cultivation. In politics Mr. Milholland is an ardent Republican. Both he and his wife are members of the Baptist church. For disability contracted while in the service of his country Mr. Milholland now draws a pension.
Biographical and historical record of Adams and Wells counties, Indiana.   Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1887. pp. 1022-1023.

[gravestone of Dorothy B Springer] 120. pd0610   Dorothy B Springer Dec. 13, 1914
[black granite slant with polished face]
daughter of Emanuel Miller

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gravestones jog east to row 6 1/2

121. pd0611   [Emanuel J. MILLER 1884 - 1973, from 1957 DAR reading]
{Emanuel Miller Died 1973, from cemetery map}


[gravestone of Sylvia and Emanuel Miller] 122. pd0612   MILLER Sylvia J. 1887 - 1980 Emanuel J. 1884 - 1973
[long gray granite slant on concrete footing]

Emanuel J. Miller dies at hospital
  Emanuel J. Miller, 88, of 609 Indiana street, a retired farmer, died at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Adams county memorial hospital, where he had been a patient three and one-half weeks. He had been in failing health for several years.
  He was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Born in Allen county, O., on Sept. 15, 1884, he was the son of George and Elizabeth Miller-Miller, and was married on Oct. 6, 1906, to Sylvia Brentlinger, who survives. They were married 66 years.
  Also surviving are eight children, Mrs. Harry (Nina) Ross of Decatur; Mrs. Walter (Mildred) Sills of route 1, Bluffton; Mrs. Elmer (Margaret) Myers of Berne; Mrs. Dorothy Springer of Decatur; Mrs. Arthur (Goldie) Cook of route 6, Decatur; Mrs. Nettie Mabis of Payne, O.; Lloyd Miller of route 1, Monroe, and Zeal Miller of route 3, Decatur; 30 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. One brother and four sisters preceded him in death.
  Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Zwick funeral home, with Rev. Oliver J. Dearing officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren cemetery. Friends may call at the Zwick funeral home.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXI NO. 213.   Monday, September 10, 1973   p. 1, col. 5.

Mrs. Walter Sill's Father, 88, Dies
  A retired farmer and father of Mrs. Walter (Mildred) Sills of Bluffton Route 1, Emanuel J. Miller, 88, of Decatur, died at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in Decatur Hospital, where he had been a patient 3 1/2 weeks.
  A son of George and Elizabeth Miller, he was born Sept. 15, 1884 in Ohio. His marriage to Sylvia Brentlinger, who survives, took place Oct. 6, 1906.
  Mr. Miller was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Other survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Harry (Nina) Ross and Mrs. Dorothy Springer, both of Decatur, Mrs. Elmer (Margaret) Myers of Berne, Mrs. Arthur (Goldie) Cook of Decatur Route 5 and Mrs. Nettie Mabis of Payne, O.; two sons, Lloyd of Monroe Route 1 and Zeal of Decatur Route 3, 30 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
  Friends may call at the Zwick Funeral Home in Decatur, where services at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday will be in charge of Rev. Oliver J. Dearing. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXXIII No. 263   Monday, September 10, 1973   p. 3, col. 4.

Obituaries
(See Page 6)
Sylvia J. Miller
  Sylvia J. Miller, 92, Decatur, died at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday in the Adams County Memorial Hospital.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXVIII, NO. 127   Thursday, May 29, 1980   p. 1, col. 6.

Sylvia J. Miller
  Sylvia J. Miller, 92, 209 Grant St., widow of Emanuel J. Miller, died at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday in the Adams County Memorial Hospital. She had been in failing health for several years.
  She was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Born in Kirkland Township on July 24, 1887, she was the daughter of Chauncey L. and Margaret Bedford-Brentlinger, and was married on Oct. 6, 1906, to Emanuel J. Miller, who died Sept. 8, 1973.
  Survivors include eight children, Mrs. Harry (Nina) Ross, Decatur; Mrs. Walter (Mildred) Sills, Bluffton; Mrs. Elmer (Margaret) Myers, Berne, Mrs. Dorothy Springer, Decatur, Mrs. Arthur (Goldie) Cook, route 6, Decatur; 28 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren, and 10 great- great-grandchildren. Three sisters and two brothers preceded her in death.
  Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with Rev. Dwight Hargett officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
  Friends may call at the Zwick Funeral Home after 7 p.m. today and at the church from 9 a.m. Saturday until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXVIII, NO. 127   Thursday, May 29, 1980   p. 6, col. 1.

Mrs. Sills' Mother Dies at Age 92; Rites Saturday
  Mother of Mrs. Walter (Mildred) Sills of Bluffton, Mrs. Emanuel (Sylvia J.) Miller, 92, of Decatur died at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday at Decatur Hospital where she had been a patient one week. Death followed an extended illness.
  A member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, Mrs. Miller was born July 24, 1887 in Adams County to Chauncey L. and Margaret Bedford Brentlinger. Her marriage to Emanuel Miller, who died in 1973, took place Oct. 6, 1906.
  In addition to the daughter in Bluffton, she is survived by five other daughters, Mrs. Harry (Nina) Ross, Mrs. Dorothy Springer, both of Decatur, Mrs. Elmer (Margaret) Myers of Berne, Mrs. Arthur (Goldie) Cook of Decatur Route 6 and Mrs. Nellie Mabis of Payne, O.; two sons, Lloyd Miller of Monroe Route 1 and Zeal Miller of Decatur Route 5, 28 grandchildren, 60 great- grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
  Friends will be received after 7 p.m. today at the Zwick Funeral Home in Decatur.
  The body will be taken at 9 a.m. Saturday to the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren for services at 10 a.m. in charge of Rev. Dwight Hargett. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. L No. 177   Thursday, May 29, 1980   p.3, col.4

[gravestone of Josephine Berry] 123. pd0613   Josephine, wife of M.C. BERRY died May 11, 1893 Aged 27 Y. 26 D.
four lines of text on face of upright gray
She sleeps ...
But her spirit
... is ...
... an angel of light.
[weathered marble column on marble base]
positions of pd0613 and pd0614 switched after new concrete footing was poured for both
Josephine P. Zimmerman, daughter of Susannah Niblick Zimmerman and Peter Zimmerman

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[gravestone of Georgia Berry] 124. pd0614   Cerrcja(?) E., daughter of M.C. & J.P. BERRY. Died Feb. 1, 1883. Aged 2y. 2m. 12d.
Dear lovely baby, to part with you
Hath racked our hearts with pain
But though our loss is great we
trust,
Tis your eternal gain.
[difficult to read inscription on north side of small pedestal on gray base]
positions of pd0614 and pd0613 switched after new concrete footing was poured for both
{Georgie Berry Died 1889 2 Yrs., from cemetery map}

[gravestone of Martha Hartman] 125. pd0615   Martha P(?)., dau of D.W. & S.E. HARTMAN, died Nov. 15, 1885 Aged 9 M. 19 D.
[upright weathered gray shaft, lettering does not stand out to read]

[gravestone of David and Sarah Hartman] 126. pd0616   HARTMAN David W. 1863 - 1912 Sarah E. 1863 - 1937
[inscription on east side of upright polished gray granite on gray granite base]

DAVID HARTMAN DIED MONDAY NIGHT
DEATH CAME AS A WELCOME RELIEF FROM LONG SUFFERINGS FROM CANCER.
  David Hartman passed away at 8:30 o'clock Monday evening at his home a short distance southeast of Craigville, after suffering for over three years with a malignant growth which attacked his lower jaw. He had undergone several operations in an attempt to check the progress of the cancer and at one time had a large section of the jaw bone removed. He has suffered greatly for the past two years and it has been apparent for some time that there was no hope of recovery. Death came as a welcome relief from suffering.
  Mr. Hartman was born in Wells County on May 16, 1863, a son of William and Sarah Hartman. He resided in Wells County during his entire life. Twenty-seven years ago he was united in marriage with Miss Sarah Billman, of Adams County. From his marriage until he became an invalid from the encroachments of his disease he followed the calling of a farmer. He owned a good farm southeast of Craigville where he made his home.
  His father preceded him in death some years, but his mother, Mrs. Sarah Hartman survives and makes her home a short distance south of Craigville. His wife also survives with four children, as follows--Harry, of Huntington; Robert, William and Roy, all of whom reside a home. One daughter, Martha, died in infancy. Four brothers and four sisters also survive, as follows--L. F. Hartman, Bluffton; Joe Hartman, Bluffton; Peter Hartman, Tocsin; John Hartman, near Craigville; Mrs. John Trostle, Marion; Mrs. Etta Blair, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Sherm Stanton, Gas City and Mrs. Minnie Faylor, of Montana.
  Mr. Hartman was a member of the Knights of Pythias of this city. He was also affiliated with the Christian Union church of Craigville. He ever held the high esteem and respect of his neighbors and acquaintances, and is mourned by a wide circle of friends.
  The funeral will be held on Thursday morning. The cortege will leave the house at ten o'clock and go to the Christian Union Church where services will be conducted by Rev. E. T. Payn, of Ohio, and Rev. J. W. Saegar. The interment will be at Pleasant Dale cemetery, northeast of Craigville.
The Evening News   Twentieth Year No. 114   Tuesday, February 14, 1912.   p. 2, col. 3.

MRS. S. E. HARTMAN ANSWERS SUMMONS
DEATH OCCURS EARLY TODAY AT HOSPITAL; FUNERAL TO BE MONDAY
  Mrs. Sarah E. Hartman, 74, died at 2:20 a.m. today at the Wells county hospital after an illness of four days. Death was attributed to cerebral thrombosis following influenza.
  Born June 4, 1863, in Adams county she was the daughter of Henry and Mary Zimmerman Billman. On Jan. 27, 1884, she was married in Craigville to David W. Hartman, who died Feb. 12, 1912. She resided in Wells and Adams counties all her life.
  Surviving are four sons, Harry Hartman, of Huntington; Robert Hartman and William Hartman, both of Craigville, and Roy Hartman, of Jeffersonville. One daughter, Martha Pearl, is deceased.
  Three sisters surviving are Mrs. William Barger, of Decatur route; Mrs. John Clark, of Concord, Mich., and Mrs. Kate Earhart, of Newcastle. Two brothers are deceased.
  The body will be at the Jahn funeral home until Sunday, when it will be taken to the home east of Craigville.
  Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Christian Union church in Craigville, of which Mrs. Hartman was a member, in charge of Rev. Sager, assisted by Rev. Charles Moore. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Evening News-Banner   Vol. IX. No. 12.   Saturday, November 13, 1937   p. 1, col. 2.

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[gravestone of Susan and Henry Billman] 127. pd0617   Henry BILLMAN, died Feb. 26, 1880 Aged 50 y. 2m. 7d.
[inscription on west side of white base of remaining (missing) column on brown sandstone base]
Susan, Dau. of H.&M. BILLMAN Died Aug. 9, 1898 Aged 26y. 10m. 6d.1
[inscription on south side of white base]
{Susie CHRONISTER Died 1898 26 Yrs., from cemetery map}
{Henry Billman d 11-9-1880 age 50y 2m 7 d Pleasant Dale, from St Luke Reformed church records, p.54}

Heinrich "Henry" Billman
birth: 19 December 1829 West Penn Twp, Schuylkill County, PA


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[gravestone of Mary Billman] 128. pd0618   Mary, wife of H. BILLMAN Died Nov. 9, 1880 Aged 49y. 6m. 12d.
[inscription on south side of matching white base of missing column on brown sandstone base]
{Mary his wife d 11-9-1881 age 49 y 6 m 12 d, from St Luke Reformed church records, p.54}
Mary E Zimmerman
birth: 27 April 1832 PA
marriage: 13 December 1853 to Henry Billman


five small upright gray slabs in two rows in front of row 7 line of markers:
{Children of Abram Fugate, from cemetery map}

[gravestone of Lily Fugate] 129. pd0619   Lily J. FUGATE Died N?an. 31, 1873. Aged 2y. 4m. 17d.
[north marker of first row]
calculated birth date: 14 September 1870

[gravestone of William Fugate] 130. pd0620   William A. FUGATE Died Oct. 12, 1866 Aged 6m. 19d.
Children of A.S.A.M. (in ground)
[center marker of first row]
calculated birth date: 23 March 1866

[gravestone of Sarah Fugate] 131. pd0621   Sarah E. FUGATE Died Feb. 3, 1865 Aged 8m. 2d.
[south marker of first row]
calculated birth date: 1 June 1864

[gravestone of Cary Fugate] 132. pd0622   Cary B. FUGATE Died Oct. 17, 1877 Aged 2y. 10m. 23d.
[(center) marker of second row]
{Cary 2 Yrs. Died 1879, from cemetery map}
calculated birth date: 24 November 1874

[gravestone of John Fugate] 133. pd0623   John W. FUGATE Died March 24, 1874 Aged 1y. 1d.
[south marker of second row]
[d. May 24, 1874, from 1957 DAR reading]
calculated birth date: 23 March 1873

[gravestone of Sarah Morison and John Read] 134. pd0624   Sarah E., dau. of J. & G. MORISON Died Sept. 12, 1877 Aged 9y. 3m. 2d.
Gone in her young years,
Afar from life's cares.
{Sarah Read Died 1877 9 Yrs., from cemetery map}
John H. READ Died Sept. 15, 1885 Aged 56y. 8m. 5d.
Asleep in Jesus blessed sleep
Come hid in now(?)
[two lines of text on east side of small white block with opened Holy Bible carved on top]
"Civil War Marker," from 1957 DAR reading, none in 1998
calculated birth date: 10 Jan 1829, for John
calculated birth date: 10 Jun 1868, for Sarah

[gravestone of Stephen Arnold] 135. pd0625   Stephen son of F. & P. ARNOLD Died ___ 10, 1884 Aged 11y. 11m. 18(?)d.
[faint inscription on west side of broken small white marble pillar]
Stephen Arnold 1870 - 1884 son of Polla & Frank
[brass plate affixed to east side of white marble base]
The Old Gun was Loaded.
  On Tuesday morning the report reached this city that a young man by the name of Stephen Arnold son of Frank Arnold, who has resided in this county for a number of years had shot himself. Upon investigation of the matter it was learned that the night previous, the young man in company with a friend had been coon hunting and succeeded in treeing a coon which they left and returned to Mr. Arnold's house to await day-light. In the morning they made preparations for going into the woods and shooting the coon. The young man took the old rifle and was examening (sic) it for the purpose of seeing whether it was loaded or not. He was warned to be careful as it might contain a load. He replied that there was no load in it, but that it was very dirty, and placing the ramrod on the hammer attempted to blow through the barrel. The result was as might have been expected, the ramrod slipped from the trigger, the gun was discharged and its contents entered his mouth, shattering his teeth and passing into his brain causing instant death. The deceased was quite young, would have only been fifteen years old the 22d of this month, had he lived. The parents and friends of the deceased have the sympathy of the entire community in this, their sad bereavement. The funeral took place Wednesday and was largely attended.
The Decatur Democrat   Volume XXVIII. Number 33.   Friday, November 14, 1884.   p. 3, col. 6.

[gravestone of Polly Arnold] 136. pd0626   Polla ARNOLD 1839 - 1873 wife of Frank
[inscription on brass plate affixed to west side of marble base]
[illegible inscription on north side of base of poorly mended break in weathered small white marble pillar]


Row 7:   (16 stones)


[gravestone of Rosa Glick] 137. pd0701   Rosa A. dau. of J & C. GLICK Died Jan 9, 1897 Aged 28 D. Budded on earth to bloom in heaven.
[upright gray slab on concrete footing]
calculated birth date: 12 Dec 1896

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[gravestone of Sophia, Christian, and Sarah Mankey] 138. pd0702   MANKEY Sophia his wife 1856 - 1945 Christian 1860 - 1938 Sarah E. his wife 1863 - 1896
[red granite slant on gray granite base]
{Sofa Mankey Died 1945 89 Yrs., from cemetery map}
{Mrs. Christ Mankey 88 4-15-1945 Pleasant Dale, from Deaths- St Luke Church. Rev H.H.Meckstroth, p.53}
{Christian Mankey 77 3-20-1938 Pleasant Dale, from Deaths- St Luke Church. Rev. Louis C. Minsterman, p.53}

DEATH CLAIMS CHRIS MANKEY
Retired Kirkland Township Farmer Dies After Extended Illness
  Christian Mankey, 77, prominent retired Kirkland township farmer, died this morning at 12:55 o'clock at this home following a 20-weeks illness. Death was attributed to carcinoma.
  The deceased was born in Whitley county, October 29, 1860, the son of John and Elizabeth Kinsey Mankey. His first wife, Sarah E. Bridgeam-Mankey, preceded him in death in 1882.
  His second wife, Sophia Barger-Mankey, survives. The following children also survive: John W., James D., Forrest E., Harvey R., all of near Decatur; Mrs. Susan Rhodes, of Fort Wayne and Irvin of Bluffton.
  Twenty-six grandchildren and eight [great-]grandchildren also survive. The deceased was a member of the Pleasant Valley church.
  Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Pleasant Dale church in Kirkland township and burial will be made in the church cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXXVI. No. 66.   Friday, March 18, 1938.   p. 1, col. 6.

Christian Mankey Dies Early Today
Death Follows Illness Of Carcinoma; Funeral Services To Be Held Sunday
  Christian Mankey, 77, retired farmer, died at 12:55 this morning at his home near Craigville, of carcinoma, following an illness of five months.
  He was the son of John and Elizabeth Kinsey Mankey, and was born in Whitley county, Oct. 29, 1860. He was married twice, the first time on Mar. 23, 1882 to Sarah E. Bridegan, who died Oct. 5, 1896. On July 29, 1900 he was united in marriage to Sophia Barger, who survives.
  He was a resident of Wells county for the past 49 years and was a member of the Pleasant Valley M. E. church.
  Surviving besides the widow are the following children: John W. and James D. Mankey, of Decatur, R.R. 2; Mrs. Susan Rhodes, of Fort Wayne; Forrest E. and Harvey R. Mankey, near Decatur; and Irvin Mankey, of Bluffton; 26 grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren, and a half-sister, Mrs. Sarah Ann Rothgeb, of Bluffton. One brother is deceased.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Pleasant Dale church with Rev. H. H. Meckstroth, pastor of the Vera Cruz Reformed church, officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Evening News-Banner   Vol. IX. No. 117   Friday, March 18, 1938   p. 1, col. 4.

Sophia Mankey Is Claimed By Death
  Mrs. Sophia Mankey, 88, died at 11:30 a.m. today at the home of a niece, Mrs. Gracie Mankey,two and a half miles north and one mile east of Craigville, following an illness of four years of complications. Mrs. Mankey has been an invalid the past four years at the home of the niece.
  Born July 19, 1856 in Vera Cruz, she was a daughter of Nicholas and Susie Smith Barger. She was united in marriage July 29, 1900 in Adams county to Christian Mankey, who preceded her in death March 18, 1937. Mrs. Mankey was a life-long resident of the Methodist Pleasant Valley church.
  Surviving are four step-sons, Wesley Mankey and Harvey Mankey, both of Decatur route 2, Forrest Mankey, of Craigville route 1, Ervin Mankey, of Bluffton; a step-daughter, Mrs. Susie Rhodes, of Fort Wayne; two brothers, Edward Barger, of Craigville route, Jacob Barger, of Decatur route. Three sisters, Mrs. Suzanne Arnold, Mrs. Rosa Wolf and Mrs. Mary Bryant, and two brothers, William Barger, Sam Barger, and a step-son, are deceased.
  The body was taken to the Jahn funeral home and will be removed Saturday forenoon to the home of the niece.
  Burial services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Pleasant Dale church in Kirkland township in charge of Rev. Homer Studabaker and Rev. Russell Weller assisting. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XVI. No. 138.   Friday, April 13, 1945   p. 1, col. 6.

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[gravestone of Mary E. Barger] 139. pd0703   Mary E. BARGER 1873 - 1954
[red granite block on concrete base]

Mary Barger, 80, Dies of Seizure
  Mrs. Mary E. Barger, 80, Craigville Route 1, died at 10:30 this morning enroute to the Wells County Hospital following a heart attack. She was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital. She had been in failing health for three months.
  Mrs. Barger was born Aug. 26, 1873, in Indiana to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Ochsenrider Lyons. Her marriage to Ed Barger took place in Wells County in 1903, and his death occurred in Aug., 1945.
  A lifetime resident of Wells County, Mrs. Barger taught school before her marriage. She was a member of the Pythian Sisters Lodge and the Pleasant Valley Methodist Church.
  Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Thomas Chandler of Fort Wayne; two step-daughters, Mrs. Grace Mankey, Decatur Rural Route, and Mrs. Theo Byerly, Craigville Route 1; a brother Henry Lyons of Douglas, N. D.; two sisters, Mrs. Lavina Bower of Adams Lake and Mrs. Ola Ernst of Gary; 15 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. A brother and a sister are deceased.
  The body was removed to the Jahn Funeral Home and will be taken to the residence where friends may call after 4:30 Thursday afternoon.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pleasant Valley Church with Rev. Harley Shady officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery in Adams County.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXIV No. 203   Wednesday, June 30, 1954   p. 1, col. 6.


[gravestone of Edward Barger] 140. pd0704   Edward BARGER 1858 - 1945
[upright red granite on red granite base]

Edward Barger Dies Early This Morning
Funeral Services Sunday Afternoon
  Edward Barger, 86, prominent retired farmer of Lancaster township, Wells county, died at his home at 6 o'clock this morning after an illness of three weeks of complications.
  He was born in Wells county November 13, 1858, the son of Nicholas and Susan Smith-Barger. His first wife, Minnie, died in 1900 and he was married to Mary Lyons in 1903.
  He was a member of the Pleasant Valley Methodist church.
  Surviving in addition to the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Grace Mankey of Adams county, Mrs. Theodore Byerly of Craigville and Mrs. Vera Chandler of Fort Wayne; one brother, Jake Barger of Decatur; 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Five sisters and two brothers are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the church, with the Rev. Homer Studebaker officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. The body will be removed from the Jahn funeral home to the residence Friday noon.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XLIII, No. 193.   Thursday, August 16, 1945   p. 1, col. 7.

EDWARD BARGER IS CLAIMED BY DEATH
  Edward Barger, 86, retired farmer and lifelong resident of Wells county, died at 6 a.m. this morning at his home in Lancaster township, following an illness of three weeks from kidney trouble and complications.
  The decedent was born Nov. 13, 1858, in Wells county, a son of Nicholas and Susan Smith Barger. His first marriage was to Minnie Brentlinger, whose death occurred in August, 1900, and his second marriage in Nov., 1903, at Tocsin, was to Mary Lyons, who survives.
  Surviving besides the widow are three daughters, Mrs. Grace Mankey, Decatur route, Mrs. Theo Byerly, Craigville route, and Mrs. Vera Chandler, of Fort Wayne; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, and a brother, Jacob Barger, Decatur route. Five sisters and two brothers deceased are Mrs. Susan Arnold, Mrs. Rose Wolf, Mrs. Mary Bryan, Mrs. Sophie Mankey, Miss Caroline Barger, William and Sam Barger.
  The body will be taken Friday morning from the Jahn funeral home to the residence.
  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Sunday afternoon at the Pleasant Valley Methodist church, of which Mr. Barger was a member, in charge of Rev. Homer Studebaker. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XVI. No. 243.   Thursday, August 16, 1945   p. 1, col. 4.

[gravestone of Minnie Barger] 141. pd0705   Minnie M. BARGER 1873 - 1900
[red granite block]
Minnie Brentlinger (b. 27 Jun 1873), daughter of Chauncey Lewis Brentlinger and Margaret E. Bedford, married 16 Jan 1892 Edward Barger

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[gravestone of Nicklous Barger] 142. pd0706   Nicklous BARGER Born in Heimberg Switz. Died Feb. 28, 1896 Aged 75Y.7M.
[polished red granite pedestal on red granite base with U.S. flag in GAR 1961 1965 star holder]
calculated birth date: 28 July 1820

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[gravestone of Fern and Dean Byerly] 143. pd0707   BYERLY Fern E. 1896 - 1949 Dean 1892 - 1969
[upright polished red granite on polished red granite base]

Dean Byerly dies at home in Florida
  Dean Byerly, 76, retired Decatur insurance man, died at 10:30 p.m. Sunday at his home in Sarasota, Fla., following an illness of only a few days.
  Mr. Byerly was the operator of the State Farm Insurance agency in Decatur for a number of years before retiring several years ago. He and his wife have resided in Sarasota for the past three years.
  Born in Kirkland township, he was a son of Rev. and Mrs. Daniel Byerly. His father was one of the founders of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren in Kirkland township.
  He was first married to Fern Filer, who died in 1948. He was later married to Reva Hammond-Stauffer.
  Surviving are his wife; one son, Arden Byerly of Banning, Calif.; one daughter, Mrs. Clarence (Eileen) Neher of Baton Rouge, La.; one brother, Lloyd Byerly of Monroe; three sisters, Mrs. Homer (Lulu) Arnold of Decatur, Mrs. Mabel Neuenschwander and Mrs. Glennis Schwartz, both of Fort Wayne; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at the Hawkin funeral home, 135 North Lime street, Sarasota, with burial in Florsota memorial gardens at Oneca, Fla.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXVII No. 28   Monday, February 3, 1969   p. 1, col. 5.

DEAN BYERLY DIES
  A retired Decatur insurance man, Dean Byerly, 76, died Sunday at Sarasota, Fla., following an illness of only a few days. He and his wife have resided in Sarasota the last three years. Survivors other than Mrs. Byerly include one son, one daughter, three sisters and one brother, Lloyd Byerly of Monroe. Services will be Wednesday at a Sarasota funeral home with burial at Florsota Gardens, Oneca, Fla.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXIX No. 79   Tuesday, February 4, 1969   p. 5, col. 5.

[gravestone of Suie and Sarah Welker] 144. pd0708   WELKER Suie T. 1868 - 1958 Sarah C. 1868 - 1952
[polished gray granite slant on polished gray granite base]

Suie T. Welker Dies Late Sunday Night
Funeral Services To Be Wednesday
  Suie T. Welker, 89, retired Adams county farmer, died at 11:50 o'clock Sunday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ethel Bowman, in Van Wert, O., following a year's illness of complications.
  Born in Adams county Sept. 18, 1869, he was a son of Frederick and Catherine Brentlinger-Welker, and was married to Catherine Chronister Jan. 20, 1895. he lived in St. Mary's township practically his entire life until the death of his wife in 1952.
  Surviving are four sons; Jesse Earl Welker of Decatur, Gerald Welker of Lima, O., and Fred Welker of Goshen; three daughters, Mrs. Leona Shook of Decatur, Mrs. Groce Tope of near Decatur, and Mrs. Ethel Bowman of Van Wert; 28 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Two sons, three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Black funeral home, the Rev. Mr. Roth, of Van Wert, officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery, west of Decatur. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock this evening until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LVI. No. 58.   Monday, March 10, 1958   p. 1, col. 6.

Mrs. Sarah Welker Dies This Morning
Funeral Services Set For Wednesday
 Mrs. Sarah Catherine Welker, 83, lifelong resident of Adams county, died at 6:48 a.m. today at her home on Decatur route 5, following an illness of seven months.
  She was born in St. Mary's township Jan. 25, 1868, a daughter of Conrad and Catherine Lenhart-Chronister, and was married to S. T. Welker Jan. 20, 1894. Mrs. and Mrs. Welker celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1944.
  She was a member of the Bobo U.B. church.
  Surviving in addition to her husband are six sons, Jesse Earl of Wren, O., Harley of Van Wert, O., Fred C. of Ligonier, Matthias of Decatur, Gerald of Lima, O., and Charles, of Dixon, O,; four daughters, Mrs. Edison Bowman of Van Wert, Mrs. Lena A. Shook of Decatur and Mrs. Gladys Kreischer of Van Wert; 53 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren, and one brother, Ed Chronister of Fort Wayne. Three brothers and three sisters are deceased.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Black funeral home, the Rev. W. F. Ensminger officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Tabor cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock this evening.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. L. No. 5.   Monday, January 7, 1952.   p. 1, col. 2.

145. pd0709   {Lulu BYERLY, from cemetery map, but no stone in 1998 or 1957 DAR reading}

Mrs. Lulu Byerly Is Taken By Death
Dies Thursday At Peabody Memorial
  Mrs. Lulu Byerly, former resident of Kirkland township, died Thursday at the Peabody memorial home at North Manchester, where she had been employed as a nurse. She suffered a cerebral hemorrhage while on duty about three weeks ago and her condition had been critical since that time.
  Her husband, the Rev. D. M. Byerly, preceded her in death. Mrs. Byerly was an active member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren while residing in Kirkland township.
  Surviving are four stepdaughters, Mrs. John Taylor of Pennville, Mrs. Charles Neuenschwander of Fort Wayne, Mrs. William Schwartz of Fort Wayne and Mrs. Homer Arnold of Decatur, and three stepsons, Dean and Loyd Byerly of Decatur, and Ray Byerly of Craigville.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the chapel of the Peabody home, with burial in Mt. Hope cemetery at Huntington. The body was removed to the Bender funeral home at North Manchester, where friends may call until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LIV. No. 70.   Friday, March 23, 1956,   p. 1, col. 6.

[gravestone of Dora and Daniel M. Byerly] 146. pd0710   Daniel M. 1866 - 1935 Dora his wife 1862 - 1920 BYERLY
[upright gray granite on gray granite base]

Rev.Byerly Dies Today
Former Pleasant Dale Pastor Dies At Fort Wayne This A.M.
  The Rev. D. M. Byerly 69, one of the pioneers of Adams county and builder of the Byerly homestead in Kirkland township died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Schwartz in Fort Wayne at 5 o'clock this morning of apoplexy.
  Rev. Byerly made his home with the Dean Byerly family in Kirkland township and had been visiting his daughter at the time of his death.
  On November 26, Rev. Byerly suffered a severe heart attack and was believed to be recovering.
  the deceased was born near Lima Ohio, on September 25, 1866. He was married on February 14, 1888 to Miss Dorothy Hueson who preceded him in death on September 3, 1920. To this union were born 11 children, two of whom died in infancy. The following children survive: Mrs. Etta Taylor or Pennville, Dean Byerly, Lloyd Byerly and Mrs. Lulu Arnold of Decatur; Clint and Ray Byerly of Craigville; Mrs. Mabel Neuenschwander and Mrs. Glennys Schwartz of Fort Wayne and Chester Byerly of Ossian.
  In the fall of 1921 Rev. Byerly married Mrs. Lulu Paulling Mendenhall of Huntington, who survives.
  There are five brothers, three sisters, 29 grandchildren and two great grandchildren surviving.
  In his early life Rev. Byerly taught in the public schools in Ohio. He moved to Adams county in the spring of 1888, and located in Kirkland township where he assisted in the founding of the Pleasant Dale church of the Brethren. He was ordained to the ministry in 1889. Failing health caused his retirement from the ministry in 1932. During his ministry he served 10 years as president and secretary of the general mission board of the middle district of Indiana.
  The body will be removed from
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the Lobenstein funeral home in Monroe at 4:30 o'clock this afternoon and may be viewed by friends at the Dean Byerly home after 6 o'clock.
  Funeral services will be held at the Pleasant Dale church at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon. The Rev. Otho Winger, president of Manchester College at North Manchester, assisted by the Rev. Russell Weller, pastor of the Pleasant Dale church will conduct the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXXIII. No. 289.   Saturday, December 7, 1935.   p. 1, col. 2; p. 3, col. 3.

MRS. D. M. BYERLY DIED AT ASH[E]VILLE
DEATH OCCURRED SUNDAY MORNING OF ESTEEMED CURRYVILLE RESIDENT
  Mrs. D. M. Byerly, aged 58 years, whose home is one-half mile east of Curryville in Adams County, died at 4 o'clock Sunday morning at Ash[e]ville, North Carolina, where she is company with her husband had gone last fall, seeking a more healthful climate. Death was due to tuberculosis and heart trouble, from which ailments she had suffered for many years.
  Born at Lima, Ohio, August 4, 1862, Mrs. Dora Husson Byerly was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Husson, having reached the age at the time of death of fifty-eight years, one month and one week. Her marriage to Mr. Byerly took place thirty-three [years] ago, the couple coming to Adams County following the marriage and residing continuously on the farm on which they first settled.
  Besides the husband surviving are the following children: Mrs. Etta Taylor, of Pennville; Dean and Clint, living on farms near the homestead; Ray, Lloyd, Chester and Miss Glennis, living on the home farm; Mrs. Charles Neuenschwander, living near Craigville; Mrs. Lula Arnold, living near Vera Cruz. Two sons, George and Daniel, are deceased. One sister, Mrs. Carrie Haggeman, of Lima, and one half-sister, Mrs. Etta Atimer, of Lima, also survive.
  Mrs. Byerly was a member of the Church of the Brethren.
  The funeral will be held at 10:30 o'clock, Thursday morning at the Pleasantdale Church, with Rev. J. B. Norris in charge. Burial will be made in the cemetery adjoing the church.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening News   Twenty-Eighth Year, No. 289.   Tuesday, September 7, 1920   p. 1, col. 3.

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[gravestone of Daniel J. Byerly] 147. pd0711   Daniel J. son of D.M & D.N. BYERLY Died Sept. 19 1904 Aged 7m.8d.
[gray diamond shaped slab resting in concrete footing]
calculated birth date: 11 February 1904

[gravestone of Georgie Byerly] 148. pd0712   Georgie J. son of D.M. & D.N. BYERLY Died Apr. 8, 1897 Aged 6y. 1m. 26d. Darling we miss thee.
[chisel shaped gray stone on concrete base]
calculated birth date: 13 Feb 1891
BURNED TO DEATH.
A Little Eight-Year-Old Boy Near Curryville
      Found Dying in a Field Burned
            Almost to a Crisp.
               ----
  A sad and mysterious accident occurred Thursday night near Curryville which cost the life of an eight-year-old son of Rev. Barley (sic), the Dunkard preacher at that place. About the supper hour Thursday night Mrs. Barley (sic) sent the boy to call his father who was working on the farm. She was surprised to see her husband return a short while after without the boy, and still further alarmed when she learned that Rev. Barley (sic) had not seen him. Search was instituted at once, and the little fellow was found in a field with every stitch of his clothing burned from his body. All that remained was his cap and the wristbands of his shirt. Part of the cap was even burned and only the crown remained. So serious was the effect of the flames that the skin and flesh of the lad's arms burst and fell from the bone. He was removed to the house at once but within four hours later died.
  How his clothing caught fire is a mystery hard to solve. There was no fire in the field or near at hand. The only logical solution is that while standing in front of the stove in the house before going for his father, his clothes caught fire unknown to him or his mother. When he went outside the wind fanned the smoldering spark into a flame, so strong that he could not relieve himself from his blazing apparel.
Bluffton Chronicle.   VOLUME 28. NUMBER 41   Wednesday, April 14, 1897.   p. 1, col. 3.

[gravestone of Margaret C. Howard] 149. pd0713   HOWARD Margaret C. 1874 - 1948 Edwin S. 1869 - 1952
[gray granite block on concrete footing]

NATIVE OF COUNTY STRICKEN FATALLY
  Mrs. Margaret C. Howard, 74, a native of Wells county, wife of Edwin S. Howard, of Decatur, died suddenly of a heart attack Tuesday evening at Delphos, O., where she and her husband had been visiting friends since Sunday.
  She was born in Wells county Aug. 11, 1874, a daughter of Philip and Frances Hartman-Drum, and was married Aug. 6, 1892.
  The family resided on a farm in Kirkland township until three years ago, when they moved to Decatur.
  Surviving in addition to the husband are a daughter, Mrs. Anna Lobsiger, of Decatur; four sons, Chester I. Howard of Decatur, Merritt W., Joseph B., and John E. Howard, all of Fort Wayne; 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and a brother, P. Henry Drum, of Decatur.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Pleasant Dale church in Kirkland township, the Rev. Kenneth Timmons officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XIX. No. 269.   Thursday, September 16, 1948   p. 1, col. 4.

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[gravestone of William Drum] 150. pd0714   Wm. DRUM Co. B. 101 Ind.Inf.
[white marble upright slab with U.S. flag in GAR 1861 1865 star holder]

KILLED AT KINGSLAND.
Coroner McBride Notified That an Unknown Man Had Been Killed on the Erie
  A Chicago & Erie train killed a man near Kingsland this afternoon. The accident happened about 2:15 and Coroner McBride was notified of the fatality immediately. He sent a wagon out to bring the remains to this city and they will very likely be given burial at the expense of the county after the necessary investigation is held.
  The body of the dead man was not removed from the track until Fred McBride arrived there with his undertaking wagon. There is no telephone line to Kingsland and particulars of the fatality are hard to obtain.
  A telegram from Kingsland at four o'clock is to the effect that the man killed was named William Drum. It was a deliberate case of suicide. As train No. 5, west bound on the Erie dashed towards Kingsland Drum crawled on his hands and knees in front of the train and was literally ground to pieces.
  The fatality occurred about one hundred feet east of the Bluffton-Ossian road and a half mile east of Kingsland. Drum's residence is not known.
Bluffton Chronicle   Volume 33. No. 41   Wednesday, April 9, 1902   p. 4, col. 3.

KILLED AT KINGSLAND
Coroner McBride Notified That an Unknown Man Had Been Killed on the Erie
  A Chicago & Erie train killed a man near Kingsland this afternoon. The accident happened about 2:15 and Coroner McBride was notified of the fatality immediately. He sent a wagon out to bring the remains to this city and they will very likely be given burial at the expense of the county after the necessary investigation is held.
  The body of the dead man was not removed from the track until Fred McBride arrived there with his undertaking wagon. There is no telephone line to Kingsland and particulars of the fatality are hard to obtain.
  A telegram from Kingsland at four o'clock is to the effect that the man killed was named William Drum. It was a deliberate [tear in paper through line] case of suicide. As train No. 5, west bound on the Erie dashed towards Kingsland, Drum crawled on his hands and knees in front of the train and was literally ground to pieces.
  The fatality occurred about one hundred feet east of the Bluffton-Ossian road [SR-1] and a half mile east of Kingsland. Drum's residence is not known.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening News   Tenth Year. No. 168.   Wednesday, April 9, 1902   p. 2, col. 5.

DRUMM WAS DRUNK.
Crawled in Front of an Erie Passenger not Knowing His Danger.
  William Drumm who was killed by a passenger train on the Erie near Kingsland yesterday afternoon came to his death by being intoxicated. He had been drinking at Kingsland and was hardly able to stand but about noon he started to walk to Tocsin, having grown tired waiting for the east bound train. He had staggered eastward a little over a half mile and had crossed the Bluffton and Ft. Wayne road [SR-1]. There he fell down the embankment and crawled up on his hands and knees. He did not try to regain his feet until he reached the rail and as he came upon the track Erie passenger train No. 5 bore down upon him. That train is a through train from New York to Chicago. It makes few stops and was not going to stop at Kingsland as the L. E. & W. track was clear. The train was on a down grade and was making probably 50 miles an hour when the engineer saw Drumm crawling on the track. He whistled and when no attention was paid to the warning he shut off steam and put on the brakes. But the train could not be stopped in time and the engine and five cars passed over Drumm's body and stopped 75 feet west of it.
  The remains which were scattered along the track for 100 feet were brought to the city last night. The body had been horribly mutilated and hardly bore remembrance to a human form. The right leg was off at the thigh, the right arm at the shoulder, while the left arm was severed half way between the elbow and wrist. The wheels had cut the trunk in twain and the skull was crushed. Fred McBride, George Aust (sic) and Charley Baumgardner worked until last last night getting the remains in a presentable shape for burial.
  Drumm was a man a little past sixty years of age. He has two sons living, one in Huntington and one in St. Louis. His wife, who was a sister of William McDowell, died several years ago and since that time he has been making his home four miles east of Craigville. He was a member of the 101st Indiana volunteers during the Civil War and has been drawing a pension of $10 a month. Yesterday he had been in Huntington and was on his way home. He got off the train at Kingsland and later purchased a ticket for Tocsin but lost it. In his pockets after the remains were collected in a box preparatory to being brought here, was found, pipe, pair of socks and a quarter.
  The funeral will probably be held Saturday morning at McBride's undertaking establishment and the remains buried at Craigville. No definite arrangements will be made, however, until his son, who is a railroad engineer living in St. Louis, can be heard from.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening News   Tenth Year. No. 169   Thursday, April 10, 1902   p. 2, col. 4.

Drumm Was Drunk.
  William Drumm who was killed by a passenger train on the Erie near Kingsland yesterday afternoon came to his death by being intoxicated. He had been drinking at Kingsland and was hardly able to stand but about noon he started to walk to Tocsin, having grown tired waiting for the east bound train. He had staggered eastward a little over a half mile and had crossed the Bluffton and Ft. Wayne road. There he fell down the embankment and crawled up on his hands and knees. He did not try to regain his feet until he reached the rail and as he came upon the track Erie passenger train No. 5 bore down upon him. That train is a through train from New York to Chicago. It makes few stops and was not going to stop at Kingsland as the L. E. & W. track was clear. The train was on a down grade and was making probably 50 miles an hour when the engineer saw Drumm crawling on the track. He whistled and when no attention was paid to the warning he shut off steam and put on the brakes. But the train could not be stopped in time and the engine and five cars passed over Drumm's body and stopped 75 feet west of it.
  The remains which were scattered along the track for 100 feet were brought to the city Wednesday. The body had been horribly mutilated and hardly bore remembrance to a human form. The right leg was off at the thigh, the right arm at the shoulder, while the left arm was severed half way between the elbow and wrist. The wheels had cut the trunk in twain and the skull was crushed. Fred McBride, George Faust and Charley Baumgardner worked until last at night getting the remains in a presentable shape for burial.
  Drumm was a man a little past sixty years of age. He has two sons living, one in Huntington and one in St. Louis. His wife, who was a sister of William McDowell, died several years ago and since that time he has been making his home four miles east of Craigville. He was a member of the 101st Indiana volunteers during the Civil War and has been drawing a pension of $10 a month. Yesterday he had been in Huntington and was on his way home. He got off the train at Kingsland and later purchased a ticket for Tocsin but lost it. In his pockets after the remains were collected in a box preparatory to being brought here, was found, pipe, pair of socks and a quarter.
Bluffton Chronicle   Volume 33. No. 42   Wednesday, April 16, 1902   p. 2, col. 3.

[gravestone of Amy C. Ward] 151. pd0715   Amy C. Dau. of J.E. & S.F. WARD Died June 26, 1909 Aged. 17 y. 1m. 9D.
four lines of faint text
[gray upright slab in concrete base]

TWO BABIES DIE DURING NIGHT
Daughters of J. E. Ward, Near Curryville, and M. W. Ware Dead.
  This morning two deaths were reported which have a striking similarity. Both were infant daughters, about fifteen months old, one Nevo Isabell, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Ware, of West Wiley Avenue Bluffton, the other little child of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Ward, of Curryville, Ind. The latter died at three o'clock this morning, the former at two o'clock. The funeral of both will be held tomorrow.
  Amy C. Ward was born in Washington county, May 20, 1908. A few months ago the parents moved to Curryville and it was there death occured last night. The little girl was ill just eight hours with brain fever. She was afflicted with spasms when the disease came on, and from that time was in the care of a physician. Everything that was possible to be done for her was done, but her life could not be saved. There are four brothers and three sisters left to mourn her death with the bereaved parents. The funeral services will be held Sunday morning at 10 o'clock at the Pleasantdale church of Adams county with interment in the cemetery there. Rev. Payne will have charge.
  Neva Isabelle was the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marley Ware, of West Wiley Avenue. Death was due to whooping cough with which she has been ill for several days. A heavy cold was contracted and it was this that caused the illness to terminate seriously. She was the youngest of three children, the other two being boys, and was born March 24th, 1908 at Plum Tree, Huntington county. The parents moved to Bluffton last May and have since resided on West Wiley Avenue.
  The funeral will be held at the house tomorrow at 2 o'clock.
The Evening Banner.   Volume X. No. 186.   Saturday, June 26, 1909.   p. 1, col. 3.

  Amie C. Ward the year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Ward, of Curryville, died Friday at the home of her parents. The funeral was at the Pleasantdale church Sunday morning with the interment in the Pleasantdale cemetery.
Bluffton Chronicle.   Volume 43. No. 1.   Wednesday, June 30, 1909   p. 1, col. 4.

[gravestone of Bertha E. Ward] 152. pd0716   Bertha E. WARD 1911 - 1913
[small black granite block on concrete footing]

BABE IS CALLED
Bertha Ellen, the Eighteen-months-old Daughter of James E. Ward
HAS PASSED AWAY
Succumbed at 5 O'clock This Morning--Funeral Wednesday Afternoon.
  Another promising young life was cut short this morning at 5 o'clock when the final summons came for Bertha Ellen, the little daughter of James E. and Susie Drumm Ward of Bobo. The little one was about eighteen months of age and had been ill some time ago of measles. Later complications developed and dropsy resulted.
  The surviving members of the family are the parents and seven brothers and sisters. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon. The procession will leave the house at 12:30 o'clock for the Dunkard church west of this city, where the funeral service will be held at 1:30 o'clock. The Rev. Hochstedler will preach the sermon. Burial will be in the Steele cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XI. Number 144.   Tuesday Evening, June 17, 1913.   p. 1, col. 2.


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large evergreen tree

[no gravestone for Isaiah Friend] 153. pd0801
{Issac FRIEND Died May 1905, from cemetery map, but no stone in 1998 or 1957 DAR reading}

74 155 155 Friend Isah      Head      W M Nov. 1836 63 M 19 - - OH OH OH Farm laborer 4 y y y R M H
75                Elizabeth Wife      W F Oct. 1836 63 M 19 4 2 OH OH OH                n n y
76         Rothgeb Sarah A. Daughter  W F Apr. 1871 29 M  8 4 3 IN OH OH                y y y
77                 Harvey   Grandson  W M June 1894  5 S        IN IN OH
78                 Elsa     Gdaughter W F Aug. 1896  3 S        IN IN OH
79                 Graica   Gdaughter W F Dec. 1898  1 S        IN IN OH
1900 Census: IN, Adams County, Kirkland Township, Series: T623 Roll: 357 Page: 60 
[Supervisor's Dist. No. 8, Enumeration Dist. No. 5, Sheet 9B] 22 day of June 1900 Joseph D. Beery, Enumerator.


BURIAL FRIDAY
Funeral Services for Isaiah Friend Will be Held Friday Morning at
DUNKARD CHURCH
Well Known Man Passed Away Yesterday at Home of William Barger.
  Funeral services for Isaiah Friend, whose death occurred yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the William Barger home near Peterson, will be held tomorrow morning at ten o'clock from the Dunkard church.
  Mr. Friend was seventy-eight years of age and death was due to paralysis, he having had a stroke a week ago. He leaves no children, but there are several step children.
  One grandchild was taken and reared by the William Barger family, and Mr. Friend also made his home there, having resided there for the past seventeen or eighteen years. He was a man well known in the community.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XIII. Number 114.   Thursday Evening, May 13, 1915.   p. 1, col. 4.


[gravestone of John and Margaret Parrish] 154. pd0802   John PARRISH Died May 1, 1892 Aged 78Y. 5M. 26D.
Margaret PARRISH Died Dec. 23, 1896 Aged 80Y. 15D.
[large red granite slant on gray granite base with GAR 1861 1865 star flag holder]
calculated birth date: 5 Nov 1813, for John
calculated birth date: 8 Dec 1816, from Margaret
John Parrish, son of Joshua Parrish and Sarah Roland
Margaret "Peggy" Johnston (1818 Tuscarawas County OH - ), daughter of Joseph J. Johnson and Rebecca Archbold

John Parrish received a Land Patent for the Northeast Quarter of Northeast Quarter-Section (NENE) of 40 acres in Section 36 on November 10, 1841.
Gregory A. Boyd, J.D., Family Maps of Adams County, Indiana Norman, Oklahoma: Arphax Publishing Co., 2006. p. 73.


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[gravestone of Wilhelm and Sophia Pringel] 155. pd0803   hier vuhtin Gott
Wilhelm Pinnst
geb. 21 Diz. 1823 in Polritz Prob Sachlin
geh 1. Marz 1902
Age 76 Jahr 2 M. 9d
Text: Philmon 3:12
"Wilhelm PRINGEL, b. 21 Dez. 1825 in Poliritz Prov. Sachlin, Gest. 1 Marz, 1902, alter 76 yahr, 2m. 8T," from 1957 reading
[south side inscription on weathered white marble pillar on white marble base]
{William Pingel Died 1893 76 Yrs., from cemetery map}
{Wilhelm Pringel 76 y 2 m 4 d 3-1-1902 Pleasant Dale, from Deaths- St Luke Reformed Church Book II 1886-1921 Rev O.P.Vitz, Pastor. p.51}
___ ___ in Gott
Chotte Sophia PRACT
geb. 11 Marz 1826 hohengabreg Prob. Sachlen
gelt. 7 Doz. 1893
A. 67 Jahr 8M. 26t
ten lines of very faint German text
"?Hette Sophia Pringel, b. 11 Marz, 1826 in Hohangohrin Prov. Sachlin Gestorben 7 Dez. 1893, alter 67 y. 8 m. 26 T.," from 1957 DAR reading
[north side inscription]
{Sophia Pringel 68 y 8 m. 27 d 12-10-1893 Dunker(Pleasant Dale), from Deaths- St Luke Reformed Church Book II 1886-1921, p.51}

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[gravestone of Braght children] [following 2 stones on 4 lots:]
156. pd0804   children of A & F BRAGHT
[west side inscription]
Infant Daughter Born & Died Oct 21, 1890
[south side inscription]
G. Martin Born Apr 6, 1890 Died June 27 1890 [or 96] Aged 2Ms 21ds Text: Mark 10: 13-14(?)
[north side inscription on chisel shaped weathered gray marble on weathered gray marble base]


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[gravestone of Bracht children] 157. pd0805   Frank O. son of A & F. BRACHT Born Aug 1, 1898 Died Jun 13, 1899 Aged 5M 9d. Text Ma__ 9:27
[west side inscription]
Nellie R. dau. of G A BRACHT Born Feb 2, 1898 Died Apr 21 1898 Text: John 7:17(?)
[south side inscription]
Infant son of A. & E. BRACHT Born & Died August 30 1900
[north side inscription on chisel shaped weathered gray marble pedestal on gray marble base]
{Franz Otto Pracht 5 m 9 d 1-15-1899 Pleasant Dale, from Deaths- St Luke Reformed Church Book II 1886-1921 Rev O.P.Vitz, Pastor. p.51}
{Nellie Rosy Pracht 2 m. 17 d 4-26-1898 Pleasant Dale, from Deaths- St Luke Reformed Church Book II 1886-1921 Rev O.P.Vitz, Pastor. p.51}

[gravestone of Naomi Goldner] 158. pd0806   Naomi wife of T.H. GOLDNER 1902-1938
[red granite block with peony bush (in front of) on east side of stone]

MRS. GOLDNER DIES AT LONG HOSPITAL
DEATH OF ADAMS COUNTY WOMAN FOLLOWS OPERATION FOR BRAIN TUMOR
  Mrs. Naomi Goldner, 36, wife of Truman Goldner, of Kirkland township, Adams county, died at 2:25 Thursday morning at the Robert Long hospital in Indianapolis. She had undergone an operation there last Monday for removal of a tumor of the brain.
  The decedent had been a sufferer for two years from the tumor and in that period had twice been a patient at the hospital in Decatur.
  Born in Kirkland township on May 18, 1902, to Fred and Lydia Henschen Bracht, she was a life-long resident of Adams county. Her marriage to Truman Goldner was solemnized in Decatur on Nov. 15, 1922.
  Surviving are the parents, who reside in Fort Wayne, the husband and five children, Robert A., Ellen Mae, Mary Lou, Billy J., and James E., all at home, and one brother, Ervin Bracht, of Craigville.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Craigville U. B. church, of which Mrs. Goldner was a member, in charge of Rev. Moore. Burial will be in the Pleasantdale cemetery.
  Friends may view the body at the home four miles west of Monroe, until the time of the funeral. The casket will not be opened at the church.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. X. No. 21.   Friday, November 25, 1938   p. 3, col. 4.

[gravestone of Lydia and Fred Bracht] 159. pd0807   BRACHT Lydia L. 1882 - 1975 Fred J. 1880 - 1959
[red granite slant on concrete footing]
{Fred BRACHT 12-13-1959 72 Yrs., from cemetery map}

Fred J. Bracht, 79, Dies at Fort Wayne
  Fred John Bracht, 79, of Fort Wayne died at 4:15 a.m. Sunday at the Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne after an illness of 1 1/2 hours. Death was attributed to a heart ailment.
  He was born June 4, 1880, in Henry County, O., to Albert and Frederica Pingle Bracht. His marriage Dec. 21, 1900, in Kirkland Twp., Adams County, was to Lydia Henschen, who survives.
  A resident of Allen County more than 30 years, Mr. Bracht was a retired farmer and also was a retired employe of the General Electric Co. in Fort Wayne. He had operated a stand at the Barr Street Market in Fort Wayne 30 years.
  He was a member of the Craigville United Brethren Church and attended the Gospel Temple in Fort Wayne.
  Surviving, in addition to the wife, are a son, Irvin Bracht of Bluffton Route 2, two brothers Charles Bracht of Florida, and William (Billy) Bracht of Bluffton; three sisters, Mrs. Clara Siebert, Mrs. Sophia Rittenour and Mrs. Sara Bench; all of Midland, Mich.; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
  A daughter, Naomi Goldner, two brothers and three sisters are deceased.
  Friends may call at the Goodwin Funeral Home.
  Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Rev. F.H. Pflugh will officiate, and burial will be in the Pleasantdale Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXX No. 36   Monday, December 14, 1959   p. 3, col. 1.

Lydia Bracht
  Mrs. Fred (Lydia) Bracht, 92, passed away at the Cooper Rest Home in Bluffton at 11 p.m. Friday.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXIII NO. 15,   Saturday, January 18, 1975   p. 1, col. 2.

Lydia Bracht
  Mrs. Lydia L. Bracht, 92, a one-time Adams County resident, died at 11:05 p.m. Friday at the Cooper rest Home in Bluffton after an illness of two and one-half years.
  She was born in Adams county on August 14, 1882 to Jacob and Mary Spangler Henschen.
  She married Frederick J. Bracht December 21, 1901 in Adams county. He preceded her in death, December 13, 1959.
  She attended the Gospel Temple in Fort Wayne and was a member of the Craigville United Methodist Church in Craigville.
  Mrs. Bracht is survived by a sister, Mrs. Ida Overholser of Bradford, O.; one brother, Noah Henschen of Bed[f]ord; one son, Irvin Bracht of route 2 Bluffton nine grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
  Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Goodwin Memorial Chapel in Bluffton, Rev. Tilman Nussbaum in charge. Burial will be in the Pleasant Mills (sic) Cemetery. Calling hours are after 7 p.m. Saturday.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXIII NO. 15,   Saturday, January 18, 1975,   p. 5, col. 4.

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[concrete footing] concrete footing


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[gravestone of Caroline and Albert Arnold]
160. pd0808   ARNOLD Mother Caroline 1869 - 1946 Father Albert 1867 - 1932
[red granite slant on gray granite base]
{Caroline Arnold 1869-1946 Pleasant Dale, from Deaths- St Luke Reformed, p.54}
{Albert Arnold 1867-1932 Pleasant Dale, from Deaths- St Luke Reformed, p.54}
Albert Arnold Dies Thursday
Kirkland Township Resident Succumbs To Illness of Heart Trouble
  Albert Arnold, 64, prominent Kirkland township farmer, and life long resident of Adams county, died at his home in Kirkland township at 10 o'clock Thursday night, January 21, following a four years' illness with heart trouble.
  Mr. Arnold was born in Kirkland township, May 2, 1868, the son of Frank and Polly Liby Arnold, both of whom are deceased. He was united in marriage to Caroline Kruetzman, April 24, 1893 in a ceremony performed at Magley. Mrs. Arnold survives.
  The deceased was a member of the local Zion Reformed church.
  The following children survive: Mrs. Augusta Hoopengardner of Angola, and Earl Arnold of Decatur. Four grandchildren, and two brothers and sisters survive; Edward Arnold, Charles Arnold of Decatur; Mrs. Sarah Martin, Decatur, and Mrs. Rosa Milroy of Hudson, Ohio. Two brothers, Stephen and William, are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the home, and at 1:30 o'clock at the Pleasant Dale church, with the Rev. A. R. Fledderjohann, pastor of the Zion Reformed church officiating. Burial will be made at Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXX. No. 19.   Friday, January 22, 1932   p. 1, col. 5.

ALBERT ARNOLD CALLED SUDDENLY
WELL KNOWN ADAMS COUNTY RESIDENT DIES AT HOME NEAR KIRKLAND.
  Albert Arnold, 64, prominent Kirkland township farmer, died at 10 o'clock Thursday night at his home following an illness of about four years from heart trouble.
  Mr. Arnold was born in Kirkland township, Adams county, on May 2, 1868, a son of Frank and Polly Liby Arnold. His marriage to Miss Caroline Kruetzman took place at Magley on April 24, 1893.
  Surviving are the widow, two children, Mrs. Augusta Hoopengardner, Angola; Earl Arnold, Decatur, and four grandchildren.
  Brothers and sisters are Edward Arnold, Mrs. Sarah Martin, and Charles Arnold, all of Decatur; Rosa Milroy, Hudson, Ohio. Two brothers, Stephen and William Arnold are deceased.
  Mr. Arnold was a member of the Zion Reformed church.
  Funeral services will be held at 1:30 Sunday afternoon at the Pleasant Dale church, in charge of Rev. A. R. Fledderjoahn, pastor of the Decatur Reformed church. Burial will be made in the church cemetery.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. III No. 69   Friday, January 22, 1932   p. 1, col. 6.

Mrs. Albert Arnold Dies This Morning
Funeral Services Thursday Morning
  Mrs. Caroline Arnold, 76, life-long resident of Adams county, died at 5:30 o'clock Monday evening at the Adams county memorial hospital. Death was caused by diabetes and followed an illness of seven years.
  She was born in Preble township December 17, 1869, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kruetzman. Her husband, Albert Arnold, died in 1932, since which time she had resided with a son, Earl Arnold, of Kirkland township.
  She was a member of the Zion Evangelical and Reformed church of Decatur.
  Surviving in addition to the son are a daughter, Mrs. Gusta Hoopengardner of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Mrs. Ben Elzey of Detroit, and Mrs. Lydia Scherry of Linn Grove; three brothers, Ernest Kruetzman of Kirkland township, John of Louisville, Ky., and Fred of Chicago, and four grandchildren.
  Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Thursday morning at the Zion Evangelical and Reformed church, with the Rev. William C. Feller officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. The body was removed to the Gillig & Doan funeral home, where friends may call after 7:30 o'clock this evening.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. XLIV. NO. 190   Tuesday, August 13, 1946.   p. 1, col. 2.

Caroline Arnold Dies at Decatur
  Mrs. Caroline Arnold, 76, lifelong resident of Adams county, well- known in Wells county, died at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Adams county hospital, following an illness of seven years from diabetes.
  The decedent was born in Preble township, Dec. 17, 1869, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kreutzman. Her marriage was to Albert Arnold, whose death occurred in 1932. Since the death of her husband she had resided in the home of a son, Earl Arnold, of Kirkland township.
  Surviving are the son, Earl, a daughter, Mrs. Justa Hoopengardner, of Fort Wayne; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ben Elzey, of Detroit, and Mrs Lydia Scherry, of Linn Grove, and three brothers, Ernest Kruetzman, of Kirkland township, John Kruetzman, of Louisville, Ky., and Fred Kruetzman, of Chicago.
  The body may be viewed after 7 o'clock this evening at the Gillig & Doan funeral home in Decatur.
  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Zion Evangelical and Reformed church in Decatur, of which Mrs. Arnold was a member, in charge of Rev. William C. Feller. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XVII No. 240   Tuesday, August 13, 1946   p. 3, col. 4.

[gravestone of Eliza and Edward Arnold] 161. pd0809   ARNOLD Eliza P. 1884 - 1966 Edward L. 1884 - 1969
[upright polished gray granite on polished gray granite base]
{Edward Arnold Jan 19, 1969, from cemetery map}
{Lyde Arnold, from cemetery map}

Edward L. Arnold dies at hospital
  Edward L. Arnold, 84, well known retired farmer of Preble, died at 1:05 p.m. Sunday at the Adams county memorial hospital following an illness of three and one-half weeks.
  He was born in Kirkland township Nov. 23, 1884, a son of Frank and Susan Barger-Arnold, and was married to Eliza P. Johnston March 6, 1906. His wife preceded him in death Nov. 20, 1966.
  Mr. Arnold was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Surviving are three sons, Lowell Arnold of Fort Wayne, and Richard and Paul Arnold, both of Decatur route 2; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Two sisters and five brothers preceded him in death.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with Rev. Oliver Dearin[g] officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the Winteregg-Linn funeral home after 2 p.m. today and until 11 a.m. Tuesday, and at the church from 12 noon until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXVII No. 16.   Monday, January 20, 1969   p. 1, col. 2.

PREBLE MAN DIES
  Edward L. Arnold, 84, of Preble died Sunday at Decatur Hospital. Surviving are three sons, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Winteregg-Linn Funeral Home in Decatur until 11 a.m. Tuesday when the body will be taken to the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren for services at 2 p.m.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXIX No. 66   Monday, January 20, 1969   p. 5, col. 6.

[gravestone of Frank and Susanna Arnold] 162. pd0810   Frank ARNOLD 1841 - 1917
[south side inscription]
Susanna his wife 1850 - 1924
[large upright polished red granite in gray granite base with U.S. flag in holder]
{Frank Arnold 76 y 1 m 10 d 12-26-1917 Dunker, Pleasant Dale, from Deaths- St Luke Reformed Church Rev W.H.Schroer, pastor., p.52, 54}
{Susanna Arnold 1850-1924 Pleasant Dale, from Deaths- St Luke Reformed, p.54}

enlisted 11 Oct 1864, discharged 14 Jul 1865 (Nashville TN)
Company C, 142nd Regiment, Indiana Infantry

Spade and Arnold saw mill

FRANK ARNOLD WAS VICTIM OF PARALYSIS
ADAMS COUNTY VETERAN WHO WAS BURIED TODAY HAD RELATIVES HERE.
  Frank Arnold, aged seventy-six, one of the most prominent and wealthy farmers of Kirkland township, Adams County, died Monday morning at his home, following an illness of paralysis. Mr. Arnold was a soldier in the civil war and was a prominent member of the G. A. R. and had a number of relatives in this county.
  He was a native of Germany, where he was born November 14, 1841, a son of August and Augusta Arnold. When but eight years of age he came to this country, settling in this state and becoming one of the most influential members of his community, and accumulated by great industry, much wealth.
  He was married in young manhood to Miss Sarah Barger. The widow and six children are saddened by his death. The children are: Albert Arnold, Mrs. Sarah Martin, Decatur; William Arnold, Charles C. Arnold, Edward Arnold, Magley; Mrs. Rosa Milroy, Warren, Ohio.
  Mr. Arnold was a brother of Mrs. Robert Case of Decatur, Mrs. Amelia (sic) Ashbaucher, Bluffton; William Arnold, Liberty Center; Lewis Arnold, Bluffton.
  Mr. Arnold was a member of the Reformed church. The funeral was held this afternoon, leaving the house at one o'clock, for the Pleasant Dale church, where the Rev. W. H. Schorer of Vera Cruz, officiated. Burial was in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Bluffton Chronicle.   Volume 51. No. 26   Wednesday, December 26, 1917   p. l, col. 2.

FRANK ARNOLD DIED MONDAY MORNING
WAS BROTHER OF MRS. ASHBAUCHER, WM. AND LEWIS ARNOLD OF THIS COUNTY.
  Frank Arnold, aged seventy-six, one of the most prominent and wealthy farmers of Kirkland township, Adams County, died Monday morning at 5:10 o'clock at his home, following an illness of paralysis. Mr. Arnold was a soldier in the civil war and was a prominent member of the G. A. R.
  He was a native of Germany, where he was born November 14, 1841, a son of August and Augusta Arnold. When but eight years of age he came to this country, settling in this state and becoming one of the most influential members of his community, and accumulated much wealth.
  He was married in young manhood to Miss Sarah Barger. The widow and six children are saddened by his death. The children are: Albert Arnold, Mrs. Sarah Martin, Decatur; William Arnold, Charles C. Arnold, Edward Arnold, Magley; Mrs. Rosa Milroy, Warren, O.
  Mr. Arnold was a brother of Mrs. Robert Case of Decatur. Other brothers and sisters are: Mrs. Amelia Ashbaucher, Bluffton; William Arnold, Liberty Center; Lewis Arnold, Bluffton.
  Mr. Arnold was a member of the Reformed church. The funeral was held this afternoon, leaving the house at one o'clock, for the Pleasantdale church, where the Rev. W. H. Schoer (sic) of the Vera Cruz, officiated. Burial was in the Pleasantdale cemetery.
The Evening Banner   Volume XVIII. Number 27.   Wednesday, December 26, 1917.   p. 1, col 5.

Mrs. Arnold Died Today
Aged Kirkland Township Lady Succumbs To Illness Of Pneumonia
  Mrs. Susanna Arnold 74, well-known resident of Kirkland township, died at her home seven miles southwest of this city at noon today. Mrs. Arnold had been ill nearly all winter, suffering from pneumonia and a complication of diseases.
  Mrs. Arnold was born in Switzerland but resided in Adams county more than fifty years. Her husband Frank Arnold, died two years ago. She is survived by three sons, William, Charles and Ed. Arnold all of Kirkland township; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Martin, of Washington township and Mrs. Rosa Milroy, of Ohio; four brothers, Edward and John, of Wells county and Samuel and Jacob Barger of Adams county; one step-son, Albert Arnold; and three sisters, Mrs. Rosanna Wolf, of Tocsin, and Mrs. Sophia Mankey and Mrs. Mary Brown of Kirkland township.
  Funeral services will be held from the Pleasant Dale church in Kirkland at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XXII. Number 65   Saturday, March 15, 1924.   p. 1, col. 2.

[gravestone of Sarah Andrews] 163. pd0811   Sarah E. ANDREWS & Infant Dau. 1884 - 1908
[small gray granite block resting on white marble slab on top of concrete base]

[gravestone of Charles W. Crist] 164. pd0812   Charles W. CRIST Died Apr. 25, 1902 Aged 23 Y'rs. 2M's. 1 Day.
[west side inscription on large red granite slant on concrete base]
calculated birth date: 24 February 1879


[gravestone of Elmer Crist] 165. pd0813   ___ ___ Died __ 14, 18__ Aged __ __ __ four lines of faint text
[broken weathered white marble slab]
{Elmer CRIST Died 1880 4 Yrs., from cemetery map}
50 51 Crest, Ely       43      farmer      OH PA PA
             Elizabeth 39 wife keeps house OH PA PA
             Samuel D. 18 son              IN
             Sarah C.   1 dau              IN
             John F.    8 son              IN
             Hattie M.  6 dau              IN
             Emer L.    4 son              IN
             Charles W. 1 son              IN
             George    38 bro  farmer      OH PA PA
             Sarah     71 mother widow     PA PA PA
1880 Census: IN Adams County Washington Township 138/6

[gravestone of Elias and Elizabeth Crist] 166. pd0814   Elias CRIST Died July 8, 1916 Aged 80Y. & 16 D.
[south end inscription]
Elizabeth wife of Elias CRIST Died Mar 24, 1899 Aged 58Y. 8M. 29D.
[north end inscription on polished red granite cylinder on large gray base]
calculated birth date: Wednesday 22 June 1836, for Elias
calculated birth date: 23 June 1840, for Elizabeth

Eli Christ, at age 14, enumerated with David Russell family in 1850 Census.

ELI CRIST DEAD
Death Relieves Elias Crist of Sufferings at 12:25 This Morning.
ILL OVER TWO YEARS
Was Former County Assessor--Unconscious Since Sunday.
  The death of Elias Crist, former county assessor, and widely known farmer, but of late years retired, occurred at 12:25 o'clock this morning following an illness from Bright's disease of nearly twenty-eight months. For the past week his condition had been critical and his death was expected almost hourly.
  Mr. Crist was born in Mahoning county, Ohio, June 22, 1836, and was the son of Samuel and Sarah Crist, natives of Pennsylvania.
  In the fall of 1845 he came to this county with his parents, who were located for a short time in Kirkland township, then removing to Washington township where his home has remained since. Following the death of his father the support of the family devolved upon the deceased.
  October 27, 1859, he married Elizabeth Dunaphin, born June 25, 1840, in Fairfield county, Ohio. Her death occurred March 24, 1899. To this union were born six children, three of whom survive.
  In August, 1902, he married Estella Hunter Knodle of Bluffton, which wife survives.
  Early in life Mr. Crist was chosen assessor of Washington township, and still later as county assessor, a position which he held for fourteen years. In 1909 he retired from active life.
  For forty-seven years he was a member of the Saint Mary's Lodge, No. 167, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of this city, and was also one of the first members of the Reiter Encampment. Early in the history of the local lodge he was advanced by his brethren to the highest honor they may bestow--noble grand--and on occassions he walked from his farm, five miles southwest of the city, to be in attendance at the meetings of the lodge.
  His illness has been lengthy, he being first taken seriously twenty- eight months ago, when an early attack nearly proved fatal. Since last Sunday he has laid in an unconscious condition, being unable to even recognize his closest relatives.
  He is survived by the wife, Mrs. Estella Crist; one brother, George, of Kirkland township; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Schafer, of Elkhart; and three children, Mrs. B. F. Breiner, of Washington township; Mrs. J. M. Andrews of Monroe, and John F. Crist of Monroe.
  Thirteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive. Three sons have preceded Mr. Crist in death.
  Funeral services will be held from the home, 515 Line street, Monday morning at ten o'clock, Rev. D. T. Stephenson of Muncie officiating. The Odd Fellows will have fraternal charge. Burial will be in the Steele cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XIV. Number 161.   Saturday Evening, July 8, 1916.   p. 1, col. 7.

Funeral Held This Morning
  Rev. D. T. Stephenson, of Muncie former pastor of the Decatur Methodist church, conducted the funeral services this morning for the late Elias Crist, at the family home on Line street. He paid a fine tribute to the deceased, and to pioneers in general, who laid the foundation for the success and prosperity enjoyed by the present generation. The I.O.O.F.conducted its ritualistic service also and pall bearers were chosen from its body. Burial took place in the Steele cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XIV. Number 162.   Monday Evening, July 10, 1916.   p. 2, col. 5.

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[gravestone of John and Huldah Crist] 167. pd0815   CRIST John F 1871 - 1949 Huldah J 1876 - 1951
[red granite slant on gray granite base]

John F. Crist Dies After Heart Attack
Dies Fighting Fire At Home In Monroe
  John Franklin Crist, 78, died of a heart attack at 7:15 a.m. today as he battled a fire which threatened his home in Monroe.
  A member of the Monroe volunteer fire department since its founding, he suffered a fatal stroke when he got out of bed against doctor's orders to man a small fire extinguisher.
  Death occurred before the arrival of a physician. He had been ill six months and bedfast for a week.
  He was born in Washington township August 20, 1870, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Crist. He had lived in Monroe for more than 50 years. He was the town electrician, a member of the Modern Woodmen, the Loyal Order of Moose and the Monroe Methodist church.
  Surviving are his wife, the former Hulda Jane Everhart; two sons, Raymond and A. D. Crist; a daughter, Mrs. Creo Myers, Fort Wayne; six grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Hattie Andrews, Decatur. Three brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
  The body will be removed from the Lobenstein funeral home, Friday evening at 6:30 and may be viewed until the funeral, which is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at the home and 2 o'clock at the Methodist church Sunday afternoon. The Rev. W. H. Hall will officiate. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
  Monroe fire chief Chester Brodbeck said the fire began about the chimney in the middle room of the house. He said Mr. Crist fought the flames single-handed before the arrival of his son and volunteer firemen. Chief Brodbeck theorized that the "smothering smoke and the fumes from the extinguisher" might have caused Mr. Crist's attack.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XLVII. No. 34.   Thursday, February 10, 1949   p. 1, col. 6.

Monroe Man Dies of Heart Attack
  John Franklin Crist, 75, suffered a fatal heart attack Wednesday while he was engaged in fighting a fire in his home at Monroe. He died before a physician arrived on the scene.
  A member of the Monroe volunteer fire department since the founding of the organization, he suffered the fatal seizure when he got out of bed, contrary to advice that had been given by a Physician, and used a fire extinguisher in fighting the flames before arrival of other firemen. The fire started around a chimney and was extinguished without heavy loss.
  The decedent was the town electrician and was a member of the Modern Woodmen and Moose lodges and the Methodist church.
  He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Eli Crist and had resided at Monroe 50 years.
  Survivors include the wife, the former Huldah Everhart; two sons, Raymond and A. D. Crist; a daughter, Mrs. Cora Myers, of Fort Wayne; six grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Hattie Andrews, of Decatur. Three brothers are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Methodist church, in charge of Rev. W. H. Hall and burial will be at Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XIX No. 86   Friday, February 11, 1949   p. 3, col. 2.

Mrs. Hulda Crist Dies Sunday Night
Funeral Services To Be Wednesday
  Mrs. Hulda Jane Everhart Crist, 75, a lifelong resident of Adams county, died at a Fort Wayne hospital at 7:45 o'clock Sunday evening following an illness of six weeks of complications.
  She was born in Adams county Sept. 7, 1876, a daughter of David and Francis Everhart. Her husband, John Crist, died in 1949. She had resided in Monroe for the past 52 years.
  She was a member of the Monroe Methodist church, the Royal Neighbors and the Adams county home economics chorus.
  Surviving are two sons, Raymond E. Crist and A. D. Crist, both of Monroe; one sister, Mrs. Creo Meyers of Fort Wayne; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and a brother, Ab Everhart of Monroe. A grandson, Kermit Crist, is serving with the U.S. navy in Japan. One brother is deceased.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the home and at 2:30 o'clock at the Monroe Methodist church, the Rev. W. L. Hall officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale cemetery. The body will be removed from the Lobenstein funeral home to the residence, where friends may call after 7 o'clock this evening.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XLIX No. 219.   Monday, September 17, 1951   p. 1, col. 6.

[gravestone of Jacob Smith] 168. pd0816   Jacob SMITH Aug 10 1846 Dec 27 1877
[upright gray granite on gray granite base with U.S. flag in GAR 1861 1865 star holder]

[gravestone of Jonathan and Elizabeth Zimmerman] 169. pd0817   ZIMMERMAN Jonathan 1837 - 1887 Elizabeth his wife 1841 - 1880
[large upright gray granite on gray granite base]
Jonathan Zimmerman and Elizabeth Blosser had one child, William Zimmerman.

[gravestone of Jacob and Nancy Crist] 170. pd0818   Jacob P. CRIST Jan. 3, 1831 Oct. 8, 1909 Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord.
Nancy A. his wife May 26, 1838 Mar. 10, 1922
[west side inscription on very large granite monument on double gray granite base]
Record of Steele Cemetery Martin Coffman Deeded to James Russell Wm. Brown Gideon Billman trustees on Jan. 10, 1846 Sec. 14, Tp. 27, Range 13. 1/2 acre Samuel L. Rugg Recorder
[east side inscription]

Jacob Crist Dead.
Jacob Crist, who for sixty-four years had been a resident of Adams county, and one of the best known and most wealthy resident[s], died Friday at his home, after several weeks' illness. He was born in Mahoning county, Ohio, January 31, 1831, and when fourteen years of age came to Adams county with his parents, where he has since lived. January 15, 1857, he was married to Nancy Parrish, who survives. Three daughter[s] also survive -- Mrs. Emma J. Diehl, Mrs. Ada Schooly, of Elkhart; Mrs. John Floyd, of Monroe. Ell Crist, of Decatur, and George, of Kirkland township are his brothers. He also leaves a sister.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening News.   Eighteenth Year, No. 8.   Saturday, October 9, 1909,   p. 1, col. 5.
Bluffton Chronicle,   Volume 43. No.16   Wednesday, October 13, 1909,   p. 1, col. 6.


MRS. CRIST DEAD
Well Known Resident of Kirkland Township Died Thursday Afternoon.
DEATH IS CAUSED
From Infirmities of Age--Had Resided in Same Locality for 65 Years.
  Death, resulting from general infirmities of age, removed from the community of Kirkland township, one of the best known and lovable of its residents when Mrs. Jacob P. Crist, aged 84 years, passed away at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon. For the past sixty-five years, Mrs. Crist had lived on the old homestead, and being possesed (sic) with a kind and loving disposition, and on account of her long residence in that community, had formed an exceptionally large circle of friends and acquaintances who are deeply grieved at her demise. During the active years of her life, she attended the Zion church and was an active and earnest worker in all branches of church life.
  Nancy Ann Crist was born in Tuscarorus (sic) county, Ohio, May 26, 1838, and was the daughter of John and Margaret Parrish. When a young girl of fourteen years, the family moved to Adams county and settled in Kirkland township. On January 15, 1857, she was united in marriage to Jacob P. Crist and the couple established their home on a farm adjoining the home of Mrs. Crist's parents, and which has been her continuous place of residence. The husband preceeded the wife in death, having passed away in 1909. Three children, Mrs. Addie Burger and Mrs. Emma Diehl of Elkhart, Ind., and Mrs. Tefrona Floyd at home, survive the mother, together with three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. One sister, Mrs. Margaret Merryman of Mound City, Kans., and one brother, James Parrish of Pennsylvania, also survive.
  Funeral services will be held at the home on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Payne officiating. Interment will be made in the Steele cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XX. Number 60   Saturday Evening, March 11, 1922   p. 1, col. 3.

[gravestone of Marion Crist] 171. pd0819   Marion W. son of J.P. & N.A. CRIST Died Oct. 27, 1876 Aged 16y. 4m. 16d. To good for us to Heaven he is gone.
[gray pedestal with gray limestone cap, gray stone base]
calculated birth date: Monday 11 June 1860

[gravestone of Ellavil Crist] 172. pd0820   Ellavil ___ of JF&NA CRIST Died Sep 28 1872 Aged 1Y 2M 18D
two lines of faint illegible text
[upright white slab on gray base]
calculated birth date: Monday 10 July 1871

Death of Little Ellavill.   Ellavill was the daughter of Jacob and Nancy Crist. She departed this life September 28, 1872, aged one year, two months and eighteen days.
  Ellavill was a lovely little girl, the darling of her parents, and much loved by the family. She was sick nearly all summer, but not thought dangerous. About the first of September she became worse; the 10th of September doubts were entertained of her recovery. Brother Crist begin to think it doubtful his attending Conference, as he was the delegate. Fifteenth September, Ellavill still worse; many doubts of her recovery. Nineteenth September, Ellevill thought to be better. Brother Crist, taking always great interest in the good of the church, concluded he might venture, and, trusting in the Great Head of the Church, he came to Conference. Thursday evening, 20th September, Ellavill worse. Brother Crist gone Sister Crist much troubled about Ellavill, as she still grew worse. Sister Crist and all the children prayed for the good Lord to let Ellavill stay until Brother Crist came home. Sevral (sic) time it was thought that she was gone, but she revived, again. Brother Crist was detained at Conference until Monday, and then took the cars for home. On the way he heard his child was dead, but when he came home he found her alive. This afforded great comfort to the aggrieved family, that the Lord would permit Brother Crist to go to Conference, do his duty as a man of God ought, and take care of his little Ellavill in his absence and permit her to live till he returned. What a strong hold is the Lord in time of trouble! The sick child knew its father, and rested better in his arms than anywhere else. It remained with the family and friends until Saturday night, at 11 o'clock, the Lord called Ellavill away, and sweetly she left her friends below and took her flight to the land of ever-lasting rest. Brother and Sister Crist brought Ellavil forward last spring, at the Bukhead Chapel, for baptism and I shall never forget the smile upon her face when I dedicated her to God; and on the 29th of September, Ellavill lay in her coffin in the same altar, while I preached her funeral for a large and attentive congregation, using Hymn 622; "The morning flowers display their sweets, &c. Text, Luke viii., 52: And all wept, and bewailed her, " &c. I now ask for Brother and Sister Crist the prayers of all good people, and also for their three children, that they may all be at last brought safe home to live with Ellavill in heaven.
  No more the pleasant child is seen,
    To pleas its parent's eye;
  The tender plant, so fresh and green
    Is in eternity.
          B. F. Perry, Pastor.
St. Mary's Circuit, October 17, 1871.
The Decatur Eagle.   Vol. 16. No. 39   Friday, Jan. 10, 1873   p. 4, col. 2.

{gap of 1 lot on cemetery map}

[gravestone of Julia Howard Ehrsam] 173. pd0821   Julia Howard EHRSAM 1911 - 1936
[gray granite block on concrete footing]
Julia Howard (19 Oct 1911 Wells Co. IN - 1936 Marion IN), daughter of Edwin Stanton Howard and Margaret Catherine Drum, married Harley A. Ehrsam.

[gravestone of Joseph Drum] 174. pd0822   Joseph B DRUM 1860 - 1936
[gray granite block on concrete footing]

Joseph Drum Dies Sunday Relative Of Local Residents Dies Sunday At Curryville
  Joseph Drum, aged 75, died at his home in Curryville Sunday shortly after noon after being in failing health for some time. Mr. Drum, retired farmer, was well known here, being an uncle to Dorphus and Noble Drum, both of this city. Death was due to complications.
  Mr. Drum was married to Elizabeth Margaret Welty on August 28, 1901, in Adams county. Surviving besides the widow are the following step-children: Mrs. Orris Mossman, of Plymouth; Mrs. Alta Clark, of Dallas, Texas; Mrs. Hugh Souder, of Bluffton, Mrs. A. Dine, of Dunfee, and Charles and Dan Welty, both of Adams county.
  Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Pleasant Dale Dunkard church south of Preble, with the Rev. Matthew Worthman, pastor of the Reformed church in Bluffton officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXXIV. No. 59.   Monday, March 9, 1936.   p. 1, col. 8.

JOSEPH S. DRUM IS CLAIMED BY DEATH
CURRYVILLE CITIZEN IS CALLED SUNDAY AND FUNERAL TO BE WEDNESDAY.
  Joseph B. Drum, 75, a life long resident of Wells county, died at 11:50 Sunday forenoon at his home in Curryville of complications, following an illness of three months.
  Born in Wells county May 7, 1860, he was the son of Philip and Frances Hartman Drum. He was married in Adams county August 28, 1901, to Elizabeth Margaret Welty.
  Surviving are the widow; six step-children, Mrs. A. M. Diul, of Dunfee; Mrs. Oris Grosamau, of Plymouth; Mrs. Althea Clark, of Dallas, Texas; Mrs. Hugh Souder, of Bluffton; Charles Welty, of Leesbury [Leesburg?]; and Daniel Welty, of Adams county; one brother, Henry Drum, of Monroeville, and three sisters, Mrs. Ed Howard, of Adams county; Mrs. James Ward, of Decatur; and Mrs. William Stalter, of Decatur. One brother and one sister are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Pleasant Dale church in charge of Rev. Matthew Worthman, and burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. VII. No. 109   Monday, March 9, 1936   p. l, col. 8.

[gravestone of George Drum] 175. pd0823   George DRUM 1862 - 1917
[gray granite block on concrete footing]

A Sudden Call
Comes for G. W. Drumm, Prominent Curryville Merchant -- Fell Dead
Sunday Afternoon
At Bluffton -- Was a Brother to Mrs. James Ward of This City.
  George W. Drumm, aged fifty-four, half owner of Drumm Brothers' general store at Curryville, brother of Mrs. James Ward, and uncle of Mrs. Hugh Thomas Vail, this city fell dead from heart trouble at Bluffton yesterday afternoon while umpiring a baseball game between Curryville and the Bay Piano factory team. He had run from second base to third while umpiring the bases and collapsed while slowly walking across the diamond.
  Drumm had not been a sufferer from heart trouble previously, as far as is known.
  Early in the game some of his decisions occasioned a great deal of protest and he told a bystander that he had difficulty in seeing the plays, expressing doubt as to whether or not he could finish the game. The game was in the fourth inning and the score was 2 to 2 when the fatal interruption occurred. He gave only a few gasps after members of the teams reached his side, but they continued to work with him until a physician arrived and pronounced life extinct.
  Mr. Drumm was born and raised in Wells county and for several years has operated a general store in partnership with his two brothers. He was a bachelor and the only surviving relatives are the following brothers and sisters: Joseph B. Drumm, Peter H. Drumm, Mrs. William Stalter and Mrs. Margaret Howard, of Curryville, and Mrs. James Ward, of Decatur. His two brothers, Joseph and Peter Drumm, were in the crowd at the game.
  The body was removed by Coroner Thoma.
  The funeral will be Tuesday afternoon at the Dunkard church.
  Mr. Drumm was also an uncle of Allen Stalter, an assistant in the county auditor's office; and of Nathan Stalter, son-in-law of County Auditor John Mosure.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XV. Number 130.   Monday Evening, June 4, 1917.   p. 1, col. 5.

GEORGE DRUM DROPS DEAD AT BALL GAME
CURRYVILLE MAN WAS UMPIRING GAME AT WEST SIDE PARK SUNDAY.
  George W. Drum, 54, of Curryville, died of heart failure while acting as umpire at the Curryville-Bay Piano factory baseball game at the West Side park here Sunday afternoon. Death was due to heart disease and was instantaneous. The body was removed to his home.
  Mr. Drum's death occurred in the presence of about two hundred people, who had been directing their rooting toward him for a few minutes and who did not think his condition was serious when he collapsed.
  It was at the close of the fifth inning with the score of the game 2 to 2, and the tension of the game very high, that Drum's decision brought the attention of the crowd in his direction. At the close of the inning he started to walk from second to third base and was about half way between the bases when he staggered and fell. Several of the players went to his assistance and when they turned him over he gasped a few times and then expired. Dr. Louis Severin, who was called, made examination and stated that death was due to heart disease and that the attack had been brought on by over excitement. Coroner Herman Thoma rendered the same decision.
  Drum was a fleshy man and had not been used to much exertion this summer, having worked with his brothers in the general store at Curryville, in which store he held an interest. Members of the Curryville baseball team had noticed through his actions and decisions that he was not in usual health and they had just made provision for a substitute in his place at the time his death occurred. Drum told several of the boys before the game that he did not think he would be able to stand the full nine innings.
  The man's death was a disheartening blow to the members of the Curryville team and their rooters. His two brothers, Henry and Joe Drum, were in the crowd and they were almost heart broken. Four nephews, Norman, Allen and Clarence Stalter and Dorcas Drum, were playing on the Curryville team, and the latter was so overcome that he had to be placed in the care of a physician, and taken to the Stanton home on West Wabash street.
  The deceased had been a life-long resident of Curryville. He was born there on a farm and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John P. Drum. His father died a number of years ago and his mother died about three years ago.
  Besides the two brothers, Peter H. and Joseph B. Drum, three sisters, Mrs. Ed. Howard, and Mrs. William Stalter, of Curryville, and Mrs. James Ward of Decatur survive. Drum who was single, lived with his brothers.
  The funeral will be held at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Dunkard church, with burial in the church cemetery.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening Banner   Volume XVII. Number 163.   Monday, June 4, 1917.   p. 1, col. 6.

GEORGE DRUM FELL DEAD AT BLUFFTON BALL PARK
CURRYVILLE MAN WAS UMPIRING BALL GAME WHEN HE COLLAPSED.
        (From Monday's Daily.)
  George W. Drum, 54, half-owner of a general store at Curryville, fell dead Sunday afternoon while umpiring a baseball game at the ball park, at Washington and Bond streets. It is thought that his death was due to heart trouble, although his relatives state that he had not, to their knowledge, been a sufferer from that ailment.
  Mr. Drum collapsed as he was walking across the diamond after running with a runner from second to third base, and as he was a heavy man it is thought that the unusual exertion might have led to the fatal attack. The game was between Curryville and the Bay piano factory team and the score stood 2 to 2 in the fourth inning when the fatal interruption occurred. Mr. Drum and Floyd Sands were umpiring, alternative on the bases and behind the bat. Mr. Drum's impiring (sic) had been the source of objections from both sides and in the argument which followed one decision he stated to a by-stander that he had difficulty in seeing the plays and doubted whether he would be able to finish the game. A substitute was being sought for him when he collapsed.
  A Bluffton player had been put out running from second to third and Mr. Drum, who was umpiring the bases at the time, ran with him to see the play at third base. The Curryville team was coming in from the field and Mr. Drum started slowly across the diamond. He suddenly threw up his arms and fell forward without a word. So unexpected was the action that those near him did not realize at first that anything serious had taken place. When he failed to get up they began working with him but he breathed only a few short gasps after they reached his side. Their efforts were continued, however, until the arrival of Dr. Louis Severin, who found that life had been extinct for several minutes.
  Two of his brothers, John B. and Peter H. Drum, of Curryville, were spectators at the game and witnessed their brother's death.
  Marshall Fritz, who was present, called Coroner Herman Thoma and he, at the brother's request, took charge of the body.
  Mr. Drum was born in Wells County on October 4, 1862, the son of John P. and Frances (Hartman) Drum. He was bachelor and made his home with his brother, Joseph B. Drum, of Curryville, with whom he was in partnership in the operation of the Drum Brothers store.
  The near surviving relatives are the following brothers and sister: Joseph B. Drum, Peter H. Drum, Mrs. William Stalter and Mrs. Margaret Howard, of Curryville, and Mrs. James Waid, of Decatur.
                ----
  The funeral of George Drum who fell dead Sunday in Bluffton, will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the residence at Curryville.
Bluffton Chronicle   Volume 50. No. 49.   Wednesday, June 6, 1917   p. 2, col. 4.


[gravestone of Julia Drum] 176. pd0824   Julia E. Dau. of J.P. & F. DRUM Died Jan 14 1879 Aged 1y. 7m. 13d.
[weathered gray marble slab in concrete footing]

[gravestone of Francis Drum] 177. pd0825   {Fannie DRUM, from cemetery map}

CRAIGVILLE WOMAN CLAIMED BY DEATH.
MRS. FRANCIS DRUMM DIED SUNDAY MORNING--FUNERAL THIS AFTERNOON.
Mrs. Francis Hartman Drumm, residing east of Craigville passed away Sunday morning about 4:30 o'clock after a prolonged illness with Bright's disease and the other infirmities of old age.
  Mrs. Drumm was born in Pennsylvania on February 2, 1833, a daughter of Philip Hartman and Susanna Hess. She moved to Indiana in 1844 with the other members of her family and in 1858 was united in marriage to John Philip Drumm, who died on June 15, 1896. The family has resided near Craigville for a number of years.
  The following children survive Mrs. Drumm: J. B. Drumm, George W. Drumm, Peter H. Drumm, Mrs. William Stalter, Mrs. James E. Ward, Mrs. E. S. Howard. In addition to these three children are dead.
  The funeral services and burial took place at the Pleasant Dale church and cemetery at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon. Rev. Heller officiated.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening News   Eighteenth Year, No. 210.   Monday, June 6, 1910.   p. 1, col. 4.

Craigville Woman Claimed by Death.
Mrs. Francis Drumm Died Sunday Morning -- Funeral Monday Afternoon.
Mrs. Francis Hartman Drumm, residing east of Craigville passed away Sunday morning about 4:30 o'clock after a prolonged illness with Bright's disease and the other infirmities of old age.
  Mrs. Drumm was born in Pennsylvania on February 2, 1833, a daughter of Philip Hartman and Susanna Hess. She moved to Indiana in 1844 with the other members of her family and in 1858 was united in marriage to John Philip Drumm, who died on June 15, 1896. The family has resided near Craigville for a number of years.
  The following children survive Mrs. Drumm: J. B. Drumm, George W. Drumm, Peter H. Drumm, Mrs. William Stalter, Mrs. James E. Ward, Mrs. E. S. Howard. In addition to these three children are dead.
  The funeral services and burial took place at the Pleasant Dale church and cemetery at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon. Rev. Heller officiated.
Bluffton Chronicle   Volume 43 No. 50   Wednesday, June 8, 1910.   p. 5, col. 3.


[gravestone of John Drum] 178. pd0826   John P. DRUM Died June 27, 1892 Aged 67Y. _M. 14D.
eight or nine lines of illegible text
[large weathered gray marble pedestal on two marble bases on massive gray stone base with black metal star GAR 1861 1865 US flag holder]

West Driveway between Rows 8 and 9


Row 9:   (42 stones)


large evergreen tree

[gravestone of Eli Reber] 179. pd0901   Eli REBER June 1, 1849 June 6, 1916
[upright chisel shaped gray stone shaft]
"Eli Reber, June 1, 1849-June 6, 1916," from 1957 reading

19 65 Reber Eli     w m 31      1 Farmer          OH -- VA
20          Leah    w f 23 wife 1 keeping house   PA PA PA
21          Lewis   w m  6 son 1  at school     1 IN OH PA
22          Carrie  w f  3 dau 1                  IN OH PA
23          Charles w m  2 son 1                  IN OH PA
1880 Census: IN, Adams County, Kirkland Township, Series: T9 Roll: 264 Page: 119
[Page No. 8, Supervisor's Dist. No. 6, Enumeration Dist. No. 137] 4th day of June 1880 Peter H. Weldy, enumerator.

27 39 39 Reber Eli   head W M June 1849 50 M 27     OH Germany OH
28             Leah  wife W F May  1852 48 M 27 6/4 PA PA      PA
29             Iva A dau  W F Mar  18?? 14 S        IN OH      PA
1900 Census: IN, Adams County, Kirkland Township, Series: T623 Roll: 357 Page: 54
[Page No. 14, Supervisor's Dist. No. 6, Enumeration Dist. NO. 137] 7th day of June 1900 Joseph D. Beery, enumerator.
{Eli Reber b. 6-1-1849 d 6-6-1916 Pleasant Dale, from Deaths- St Luke Reformed, p.54}

[gravestone of Leah Reber] 180. pd0902   Leah REBER
[small gray block embedded in ground, name only]
Leah (Hoffman) Reber his wife no dates Pleasant Dale, from St Luke Reformed, p.54}

MRS. LEAH REBER IS VICTIM OF PNEUMONIA
MOTHER OF LEWIS REBER, OF THIS CITY, DIED AT MARION.
  Mrs. Leah Reber, of Marion, mother of Mrs. Daniel Smith and Louis F. Reber, of Bluffton, passed away at nine o'clock, this morning, in a Marion hospital, the cause of her demise being attributed to pneumonia. She was taken to the hospital last Wednesday morning.
  Born in Pennsylvania, May 14, 1852, Mrs. Raber (sic) was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Huffman and was the widow of Eli Reber, who died three years ago from heart trouble. Virtually her entire life had been spent in Adams County. For the past two years she had been staying in Marion with her niece, Mrs. Charles Neal.
  Children surviving are Louis E. Reber, 702 W. Washington St., Bluffton; Mrs. James Glick, Monroe, Charles Reber, Sank, Washington; Mrs. Daniel Smith, West Cherry St., Bluffton. Brothers surviving are Jonas, William and James Huffman, all of whom live at Decatur. Mrs. Reber was a member of the German Reformed Church in Adams County.
  The body will be brought this afternoon or this evening to the Daniel Smith home on West Cherry street.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening News   Twenty-Eighth Year, No. 110.   Saturday, February 7, 1920   p. 1, col. 6.

gap of 1 lot

[gravestone of Rosa and August Leimenstoll] 181. pd0903   LEIMENSTOLL Rosa 1880 - 1967 August 1878 - 1938
[red granite slant]
Leimenstoll, Rosa E. 1880-07-07 Magley/Adams Co/IN 1967-04-07 Detroit/MI WL Pleasant Dale
Indiana Death Index

Funeral Rites Tuesday For Crash Victim
August Leimenstoll Dies Saturday In Hospital; Second Fatality
  Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon for August Leimenstoll, 59-year-old Magley resident who died in the Adams county memorial hospital late Saturday of injuries received in an auto accident more than a week ago.
  Leimenstoll died Saturday afternoon at 12:11 o'clock as result of a crushed chest, two fractured legs, a fractured clavical and other injuries received a week ago last Thursday when his car overturned on Federal road 224, west of the city.
  It was Adams county's second traffic fatality of the year. Leimenstoll's condition has been critical since his admittance to the hospital on the day of the accident. Hospital attaches held some hope for his recovery, however, until late Saturday morning.
  The deceased was a native of Germany, being born there September 4, 1878. He came to this country when 24 years of age, settling in Adams county.
  At the time of his death he was employed as a highway worker. He was a member of Adams lodge 1311, Loyal Order of Moose of this city.
  Surviving, besides the widow, are two children; Miss Rachel May Leimenstoll of Magley and Edward R. of Detroit; two grandchildren; Marilyn and Margaret Leimenstoll.
  Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the S.E. Black funeral home in this city with the Rev. David Grether, pastor of the Magley Reformed church, officiating. Burial will be made in the Pleasant Dale cemetery west of the city.
  The details of the accident, which took Leimenstoll's life were never learned. He was riding alone at the time of the crash and there were no witnesses. Authorities expressed the belief that he had either fallen asleep or lost control of the car, which overturned several times.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXXVI. No. 186. Decatur, Indiana, Monday, August 8, 1938. p.1, col.6

Rosa Leimenstoll dies at Detroit
  Funeral services will be held Monday for Mrs. Rosa E. Leimenstoll, 86, of Magley, who died Friday morning at New Grace hospital in Detroit, Mich. She had resided with her daughter in Detroit since December of last year.
  She was born in Ottawa county, O., July 7, 1880, a daughter of Reinhard and Rachel Martin-Leimenstoll, but had resided in Adams county practically her entire. Her husband, August Leimenstoll, preceded her in death.
   Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Rachel) Van Ness of Detroit; two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Ehrman of Decatur route 2, and Mrs. Pearl Hoffman of Preble; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. One son, Edward, and two brothers and five sisters are deceased.
  Funeral rites will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Winteregg-Linn funeral home, with Rev. Jack Fitzgerald officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXV No. 83   Saturday, April, 8, 1967.   p. 1, col. 6.

[gravestone of Victoria Stoneburner] 182. pd0904   Victoria STONEBURNER 1886 - 1962
[polished gray granite marker on gray granite base]
{Victoria never married, taught children at Bible School at PD}

Victoria Stoneburner Is Taken By Death   Miss Victoria Stoneburner, 76, of 601 Studebaker street, died at 2:40 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Clinic hospital in Bluffton. She had been in failing health for two years and seriously ill for the past three months.
  She was born in Kirkland township April 7, 1886, a daughter of J. J. [s/b J.W.] and Sarah Kistler-Stoneburner, and was a lifelong resident of that township until moving to Decatur in 1957.
  Miss Stoneburner was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, its Ladies Aid society, and taught Bible and Sunday school classes.
  Surviving are two brothers, Floyd K. Stoneburner of Kirkland township, and Miles W. Stoneburner of Albion, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary C. Dilling of Huntington, and Mrs. John (Alice) Arnold of Decatur.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, the Rev. John Mishler officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the Zwick funeral home after 7 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church from 12 noon Wednesday until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LX No. 102   Monday, April 30, 1962.   p. 1, col. 8.

DIES AT CLINIC
  Miss Victoria Stoneburner, 75, of Decatur died at 2:40 p.m. Sunday at the Clinic Hospital. She had been seriously ill three months. Two brothers and two sisters survive. Friends may call at the Zwick Funeral Home in Decatur from 7 p.m. today until 11 a.m. Wednesday, when the body will be taken to the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren for services at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in the church cemetery.


[gravestone of Alice and John Arnold] 183. pd0905   ARNOLD Alice 1899 -1996 John 1899 - 1985 [polished gray granite marker on gray granite base]

John Arnold, 85, of Rural Decatur Dies at Meadowvale
  A resident of Meadowvale Care Center, John L. Arnold, 85, of Decatur Route 2, died there at 2 p.m. Thursday.
  A retired Adams County farmer, Mr. Arnold was a member of the Decatur Church of God.
  Born Dec. 5, 1899 in Adams County, he was a son of Charles C. and Susanah Johnston Arnold. His marriage to Alice Stoneburner, who survives, took place March 12, 1921.
  Surviving are two sons, Charles Arnold of Decatur and Robert Arnold of Decatur Route 2; a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Mary) Maloney of Decatur; a brother, Frank Arnold of Decatur; two sisters, Mrs. Naomi Bieberich of rural Decatur and Mrs. Margaret Stucky of Berne, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
  Calling from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today is at the Winteregg-Linn-Haggard Funeral Home in Decatur. Services there at 11 a.m. Saturday will be in charge of Rev. Kenneth Mishler and burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Preferred are memorials to the tape ministry of the Decatur Church of God.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XV No. 65   Friday, January 18, 1985   p. 3, col. 1.

Alice Arnold
  Alice Arnold, 97, Ossian, a former rural Decatur resident, died at 4 a.m. Sunday in Ossian Health Care.
  She was born on July 3, 1899 in Adams County to Jesse and Sarah Kistler Stoneburner and married John Arnold on March 12, 1921. He died on January 17, 1985.
  She was a homemaker and a member of Decatur Church of God.
  Surviving are a son, Robert Arnold, Decatur; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ernie (Phyllis) Hindenlang, Decatur; a son- in-law, Richard Maloney, Lady Lake, Florida; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Deceased are a son, Charles Arnold; a daughter, Mary Maloney; four sisters and five brothers.
  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Haggard and Armes Funeral Home, Decatur, with burial in Pleasant Dale Cemetery, rural Decatur. Visiting hours 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday.
  Preferred memorials are to the donor's choice.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. XCIV, NO. 279   Monday, November 25, 1996   p. 2, col. 3.

[gravestone of Robert Arnold] 184. pd0906   Holy Bible
Heaven and Earth shall pass away: but my words
shall not pass away.              Luke 21:33
Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a
light unto my path.             Psalm 119:105
God's word shall not return void.  Isaiah 55:11
Remember Friends as you pass by as you are
now, so once was I. As I am now, you will
soon be. Prepare to meet God, and Follow me.
                     Listen! I stand at the door
                   and knock; if anyone hears my
                   voice and opens the door, I
                   will come into his house and
                   eat with him, and he will eat
                   with me.       Revelation 3:20
                   But if we walk in the light,
                   as He is in the light, we have
                   Fellowship one with another,
And the blood of Jesus Christ His Son
Cleanseth us from all sin.                 1 John 1-7
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy
laden, and I will give you rest.    Matthew 11:28
Whoever has the Son has this life; whoever
does not have the Son of God does not have life. 1 John 5:12
Jesus said, "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life, no
one goes to the Father except by me."      John 14:6
Anyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will
be saved.                             Romans 10:13
Listen Hear what God says: Today is the Day
for salvation.                    1 Corinthians 6:2
  Robert ARNOLD
  317th Signal Corps  Korea War
  Station Pirmasens Germany
1928                                   2001
[tall polished black granite with small white angel on top with scripture verses inscribed on west face, with Jesus standing at the door knocking engraved within text. Six scenes etched on east side]

Robert Arnold
  Robert "Bobby" Arnold, 72, rural Decatur, died at home at 2 a.m. Sunday.
  He was born on December 14, 1928 in Adams County to John and Alice Stoneburner Arnold.
  He was an employee of International Harvester Co. in Fort Wayne for 31 years and was a member of The Crossroad, a Decatur church. During the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Army.
  Surviving are three brothers, Mark L. Arnold of Chagrin Falls, Ohio; Jay I. Arnold of Liberty, Illinois; and Tom Maloney of Decatur.
  Funeral services will be held a 2 p.m. Thursday in Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur, with burial in Pleasant Dale Cemetery, rural Decatur, including military graveside rites by the color guard from American Legion Post 32 in Decatur.
  Visiting hours are 4-8 p.m. Wednesday.
  Preferred memorials are to the American Bible Society.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL.: XCIX NO: 25   Tuesday, January 30, 2001   p. 2A, col. 1.

[gravestone of Faith Byerly Myers] 185. pd0907   Faith Byerly MYERS 1900 1997
[red granite slant on concrete footing]

[gravestone of Jesse S. and Jessie A. Byerly] 186. pd0908   BYERLY Jesse S. 1870 - 1930 Jessie A. 1875 - 1954
[red granite slant on gray granite base]
Jesse Byerly Dies Sunday
Prominent Farmer Dies Following Operation at Local Hospital
  Jesse S. Byerly, 60, prominent Adams County farmer died at the Adams County Memorial Hospital, Sunday afternoon at 5:20 o'clock following an operation which he underwent Sunday for cancer. For the past year the deceased had been ailing, but his condition seemed greatly improved the last few weeks. He became suddenly ill Saturday night and was taken to the hospital Sunday morning at 1 o'clock where he underwent an operation later in the day.
  Mr. Byerly was born at Lima, Ohio, November 19, 1869.
  Surviving is the widow, Mrs. Jessie Byerly and the following children; Mrs. Lois Graham of this city, Victor Byerly of Kirkland township, Mrs. Faith Grandstaff of Detroit, Dwight Byerly of Arcola, Mrs. Hope Bryan of Kirkland township, and Miss Dorcas Byerly of Detroit, Michigan.
  The following brothers and sisters also survive the deceased: D. M. Byerly, David Byerly, Mrs. Laura Driver, Mrs. Ella Early, Chester Byerly, Oscar Byerly, I. W. Byerly, Mrs. Pearl Vane, Fred Byerly, and Mrs. Mary Landis.
  The deceased was a well known farmer and had resided on the present Byerly farm for the past 25 years. He was a member of the Church of the Brethren.
  Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Pleasant Dale Church, with Rev. Otho Winger, of Manchester College, officiating. Burial will be made in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXVIII. No. 59. Decatur, Indiana, Monday, March 10, 1930. p.1, col.8

Mrs. Jesse Byerly Dies This Morning
Funeral Services To Be Wednesday
  Mrs. Jessie A. Byerly, 79, of Decatur route 2, died at 4 o'clock this morning at the Adams county memorial hospital following an illness of three months of complications.
  She was born in Lima, O., April 1, 1875, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Early, and had lived in Adams county for 45 years. Her husband, Jesse Byerly, preceded her in death.
  Mrs. Byerly was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Lois Graham of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Faith Meyers of Fort Wayne, Mrs. William Bryan of Decatur route 2 and Mrs. Carl Mann of Ossian; two sons, Victor Byerly of Decatur route 2 and Dwight Byerly of Fort Wayne; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; five brothers, Russell, Schuyler, John and Dean Early, all of Lima, O., and Charles Early of Toledo, O., and three sisters, Mrs. Levi Minch of Union City, Mrs. Mike Roeder of Lima, O., and Mrs. Tom Edwards of Gomer, O.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, the Rev. John D. Mishler and Rev. Russell Weller officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. The body will be removed from the Gillig & Doan funeral home to the Victor Byerly residence, where friends may call after 1 p.m. Tuesday until noon Wednesday, after which it will lie in state at the church until time of the services. The casket will not be opened after the services. The family requests that flowers be omitted.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LII. No. 292. Decatur, Indiana, Monday, December 13, 1954. p.1, col.4

Mother of Ossian Woman Is Dead
  Mrs. Jesse A. Byerly, 79, Decatur Route 3, died early Monday at the Adams County Memorial Hospital, Decatur, following an illness of three months of complications. A daughter resides at Ossian.
  She was born in Lima, O., April 1, 1875, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Early, and had lived in Adams County for 45 years. Her husband, Jesse Byerly, preceded her in death.
  Mrs. Byerly was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Lois Graham of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Faith Meyers of Fort Wayne, Mrs. William Bryan of Decatur Route 2 and Mrs. Carl Mann of Ossian; two sons, Victor Byerly of Decatur Route 2 and Dwight Byerly of Fort Wayne; 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; five brothers and three sisters.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren with Rev. John D. Mishler and Rev. Russell Weller officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery. The body is at the Victor Byerly residence, where friends may call until noon Wednesday, after which it will lie in state at the church until time of the services.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXV No. 37   Tuesday, December 14, 1954   p. 1, col. 3.

[gravestone of Sarah and Gust A. Yake] 187. pd0909   YAKE Sarah M. 1880 - 1942 Gust A. 1882 - 1956
[upright white marble marker on white marble base]

Gust Yake Dies At Farm Home Monday
Funeral Services Thursday Afternoon
  Gust Yake, 74, retired farmer and a resident of Kirkland township most of his life, died suddenly at his home two and one-half miles south of Peterson, at 1:30 o'clock Monday afternoon following a heart attack.
  He was born in Ottowa (sic) county, O., Feb. 19, 1882, a son of Herman and Wilhelmina Martin Yake. His first marriage was to Maggie Brown, who is deceased. He was then married Dec. 8, 1942 to Pearl Heller, who survives.
  Mr. Yake was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Surviving in addition to the widow are three brothers, William Yake of Sturgis, Mich, Lewis Yake of Bluffton route 4 and Henry Yake of Switz City and three sisters, Mrs. Edward Hessert of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Chester King of Columbus, O., and Mrs. Wilbur Worthman of Craigville. One brother, one sister, and a half- brother preceded him in death.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Yake residence and at 2 p.m. at the Pleasant Dale Church, the Rev. John D. Mishler officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. The body will be returned from the Zwick funeral home to the residence where friends may call after 7 o'clock this evening.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LIV. No. 167 Decatur, Indiana, Tuesday, July 17, 1956. p.1, col.6

Mrs. Sarah M. Yake Dies Last Night
Kirkland Township Resident Is Dead
  Mrs. Sarah Margaret Yake, 61, lifelong resident of Kirkland township, died last night at 11:40 o'clock at her home, following an extended illness. She had been ailing for five years and seriously ill for the past eight weeks.
  Mrs. Yake was born in Kirkland township August 7, 1880, the daughter of Rebecca Jane Cochran-Brown and James D. Brown, Sr. She was married to Gust Yake February 7, 1907.
  Her husband and a sister, Mrs. Orval Heller of Preble, survive. One brother is deceased.
  Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the home and 2 o'clock at the Beulah Chapel Methodist church, with Rev. E. J. Arthur officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
  The body will be returned to the residence from the Black funeral home this morning, where it may be viewed until time for the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XL. No. 80. Decatur, Indiana, Friday, April 3, 1942. p.1, col.5.

MRS. YAKE DIES
  Mrs. Gus Yake, 61, died at midnight Thursday at her home in Kirkland township following illness of five years. Surviving are the husband and a sister, Mrs. Orval Heller, of Preble. Funeral services will be held at the Beulah Chapel Methodist church. Burial will be at Pleasant Dale.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XIII. No. 30.   Saturday, April 4, 1942.   p. 1, col. 6.

188. pd0910   {Irvin Mankey 1969, from cemetery map, but no stone in 1998}
Attack Fatal to Ervin Mankey, 73
  Ervin Mankey, 73, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Bluffton, died at 2:15 p.m. Friday at Parkview Hospital. Death was due to a heart attack following surgery.
  A son of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Mankey, he was born in Wells County Sept. 11, 1895. He was married to Pearl Biberstine, who preceded him in death in 1961.
  A member of the Park UB Church, he was a retired employe of the Estey Piano Corp.
  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Lewis (Berniece) Troop of Ossian Route 2; one son, Christian R. of Fort Wayne; two brothers, Wesley of Decatur and Forrest of Bluffton Route 4; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
  Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at Goodwin Funeral Home, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Rev. Walter Graeflin will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXIX No. 219   Saturday, July 19, 1969   p. 1, col. 4.

189. pd0911   {Pearl Mankey 1961, from cemetery map, but no stone in 1998}
Mrs. Ervin Mankey Dies; Ill 6 Weeks
  Mrs. Pearl Mankey, 65, wife of Ervin Mankey, 718 South Marion St., died at 8:50 p.m. Thursday at the Wells County Hospital. She had been critically ill six weeks.
  A native of Adams County, Mrs. Mankey was born Nov. 24, 1895, the daughter of David and Mary Moser Biberstine. Her marriage to Mr. Mankey, who survives, took place Oct. 1, 1914 at Decatur.
  Mrs. Mankey was a member of the Park United Brethren Church and had been a resident of Wells County 41 years.
  Surviving, in addition to the husband, are two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Ruth) Hall of Marion and Mrs. Lewis (Bernice) Troop of Fort Wayne; a son, Chris of Fort Wayne; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
  Also surviving are seven sisters, Mrs. Ida Hirschy of Monroe Route 1; Mrs. Jenna Bauman of Decatur; Mrs. Mary Strahm and Mrs. Clara Hartman, both of Berne, and Mrs. Goldie Bauman of Monroe; three brothers, David Biberstine of Muncie, Michael Biberstine of Warren and Christ Biberstine of Berne.
  Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Goodwin Funeral Home.
  The body will be taken to the Park United Brethren Church at noon Saturday for services to be held at 3 p.m. Rev. Virgil E. Hull will officiate and burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXI No. 257   Friday, September 1, 1961   p. 1, col. 5.

[gravestone of Mary Mankey] 190. pd0912   Mary S. E. dau of I. & P. MANKE Died Mar. 3, 1923 Aged 5Y.1M.21D.
Our darling
[inscription on top of gray upright slab in concrete footing]
[dau. of L. & P. Mankey, from 1957 DAR reading]
calculated birth date: Thursday 10 January 1918

MANKEY CHILD IS CLAIMED BY DEATH
  Mary S. E. Mankey, 5-year-old daughter of Irvin Mankey and Pearl Biberstine Mankey, both formerly of Adams County, died Saturday night at 8 o'clock at the home of the parents, 718 South Marion street. The parents and two sisters, Ruth E., and Bernice M., survive.
  The funeral services were held at noon today at the residence, Rev. A. B. Dayton having charge. Burial in cemetery near Craigville.
Bluffton Evening News   Thirty-First Year, No. 131   Monday, March 5, 1923   p. 1, col. 3.

[gravestone of Ruth Booher] 191. pd0913   {gap of 1 lot on cemetery map}
{Betty Jean Booher on cemetery map for new section, no stone in 1998}

[gravestone of Ruth Booher] 192. pd0914   Ruth L BOOHER 1918 - 1921
[small red marble block on same concrete footing as Chester's and Pearl's]

YOUNG GIRL DEAD
Ruth Lucile Booher, Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Booher Died
TUESDAY AFTERNOON
At the Family Home in This City--Funeral Services Thursday.
  Ruth Lucile Booher, the three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Booher, died at the family home at 115 South Fourteenth street, yesterday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Death was due to intestinal trouble, the little girl having been sick for only a week when death came.
  The child was born in Adams county, three miles south of Magley, on April 15, 1918, the parents later moving to this city, locating on Fourteenth street. The deceased is survived by the parents and two brothers, Russell, aged 7, and Raymond, aged 5, she being the youngest child in the family.
  Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, the cortege leaving the home at 2:30 o'clock and at 3:00 o'clock at the Pleasant Dale church with burial in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Rev. Miner of the United Brethren church will officiate.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XIX, Number 235   Wednesday Evening, October 5, 1921.   p. 1, col. 4.

[gravestone of Chester Booher] 193. pd0915   Chester BOOHER 1888 - 1954
[small red marble block on same concrete footing as Ruth's and Pearl's]

[gravestone of F. Pearl Booher] 194. pd0916   F Pearl BOOHER 1890 - 1967
[small red marble block on same concrete footing as Ruth's and Chester's]

Mrs. Pearl Booher dies this morning
  Mrs. Pearl Brentlinger Booher, 77, a former resident of Decatur, died at 12:30 a.m. today at her home in Richmond. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Sylvia Miller, of 209 Indiana street, Decatur, and several nieces and nephews.
  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, southwest of Decatur.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXV NO. 249   Monday, October 23, 1967   p. 1, col. 4.

[gravestone of Elizabeth and George Burkett] 195. pd0917   BURKETT Elizabeth 1867 - 1921 George W 1860 - 1956
[upright red granite marker on red granite base]

DEATH A SHOCK
Mrs. George Burkett Succumbed Last Night to Attack of Acute Indigestion
WAS ILL TWO DAYS
Husband and Two Daughters Survive--Funeral to be Monday at 1:30
  News of the death of Mrs. George Burkett at the family home on North Fifth street came as a shock to the many friends and relatives, as it was known but to a few that she was ill. The end came at 10:20 o'clock Friday night after suffering from an attack of acute indigention (sic) and partial obstruction of the bowels, which attack came at 5 o'clock Thursday morning, and her suffering until the end came on Friday evening was intense.
  Elizabeth Rozelle Kistler was born at Honduras in Kirkland township, Adams county, June 6, 1867, a daughter of Stephen and Mary Kistler, making her age three days less than fifty-four years. She was united in marriage to George Burkett December 31, 1886, and to this union were born three children, one of whom died when a child. Surviving besides the husband are two daughters, Alverda, wife of James Stonerook, of this city, and Miss Esther, at home. There are also three sisters, Mrs. Susan Arnold, Bluffton; Mrs. Sarah Stoneburner, of near Peterson, and Mrs. Lucy Easterday, of Lagrange.
  Mrs. Burkett was a member of the Decatur United Brethren church. She had been a Christian since childhood, and united with St. Luke's Reformed church at Honduras, and with the removal of the family to Decatur became identified with the U. B. church.
  Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the United Brethren church, the Rev. C. J. Miner officiating, assisted by the Rev. Charles Tinkham, of the Methodist church. Burial will be at the cemetery near Honduras. Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XIX. Number 132.   Saturday Evening, June 4, 1921.   p. 1, col. 4.

MRS. GEORGE W. BURKETT DIED AT DECATUR
FORMER BLUFFTON WOMAN DIED OF INDIGESTION--ILL ONLY TWO DAYS
  Mrs. Libbie Burkett, age 54 years, wife of George W. Burkett, a former resident of Bluffton, died at 10:30 o'clock last night at her home at Decatur, after an illness of only two days. Her death was ascribed to acute indigestion.
  The news of the death came as a great shock to relatives here, as Mrs. Burkett was in this city only last Monday night to attend commencement exercises. She was uptown at Decatur on Wednesday evening, and was suddenly stricken by illness Thursday morning. She grew worse rapidly and physicians were unable to afford any relief, and it was realized Friday that there was little hope for her recovery.
  The Burkett family resided in Bluffton for several years previous to moving to Decatur, some years ago. While residing here Mr. Burkett conducted the North Main street feed barn.
  The deceased, Mrs. George W. Burkett, was a daughter of Stephen and Mary Kistler, and was born June 6, 1867, at Honduras, Kirkland township, Adams County, and would have reached her fifty-fourth birthday next Monday.
  She and George W. Burkett were united in marriage December 31, 1886, and to this union three children were born. One child died in infancy, and two daughters surviving and living at Decatur are Mrs. Verdi Stonerook, wife of James Stonerook, and Miss Esther Burkett, at home. There also survive three sisters, Mrs. Susan Arnold, of North Morgan street, Bluffton; Mrs. Sarah Stoneburner, of Peterson; and Mrs. Lucy Easterday of Lagrange, Indiana.
  Funeral services will be held at one o'clock Monday afternoon at the U. B. church at Decatur, and services will be in charge of Rev. C. J. Miner, assisted by Rev. Tinkham, of the M. E. church. Burial in the Decatur cemetery.
Bluffton Evening News   Twenty-Ninth Year, No. 209.   Saturday, June 4, 1921   p. 1, col. 3.

{gap of 1 lot on cemetery map}

[gravestone of Charles Wm. Wolf] 196. pd0918   Charles Wm. son of C.C. & C.L. WOLF died Oct. 1, 1928 Aged 3M.24D.
[small upright gray slab on gray base]

LITTLE WOLF BABY DIES THIS MORNING
SON OF MR. AND MRS. CHARLES WOLF SICK ONLY TWO HOURS
  Charles William Wolf, three months old, son of Charles C. Wolf, and Cora Henschen Wolf, died this morning at 12:05 o'clock at the home, seven and one-half miles southwest of Bluffton. The child had become sick only two hours before.
  The parents and four sisters survive. They are Wilma Lucile, Helen Elizabeth, Edna Marie and Marriet Louise.
  Funeral services will be held at Blanche Chapel Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock, in charge of Rev. George McKinley. Burial will be at the Kirkland cemetery.
Bluffton Evening News   Thirty-Seventh Year, No. 1   Monday, October 1, 1928   p. 1, col. 3.

[gravestone of Mary and Jacob Henschen] 197. pd0919   HENSCHEN Mary M. 1860 - 1940 Jacob 1856 - 1950
[red granite slant on gray granite base]

Adams County Man Dies At Age Of 94
Jacob Henschen Dies Friday Afternoon
  Jacob Henschen, 94, a retired farmer and believed to be the oldest resident of Kirkland township, died at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon at his home, one-half mile west of the Adams Central high school [s/b Kirkland H.S.]. Death followed an illness of five weeks of infirmities.
  He was born in Germany June 5, 1856, and came to Adams county when 17 years of age. His wife, Mary, died July 17, 1940.
  He was a member of the United Brethren church.
  Surviving are three sons, Charles of Craigville, Samuel of Decatur and Noah of Bedford; four daughters, Mrs. Fred Bracht of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Ida Yaney of Ossian, Mrs. Lewis Kreigh of Orwell, O., and Mrs. Charles Wolfe of Bluffton; 32 grandchildren and 60 great- grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. One son, three brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Russell Weller officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be removed from the Jahn funeral home to the residence, where friends may call after 6 o'clock this evening.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XLVIII. No. 154.   Saturday, July 1, 1950   p. 1, col. 2.

Jacob Henschen Dies of Infirmities   Jacob Henschen, 94, a retired farmer of Kirkland township, died at 3 p.m. Friday at his home. He had been ill for five weeks and death was atributed to infirmatives of age.
  The decedent was born in Germany and was united in marriage to Mary Spangler, in Adams county on Dec. 15, 1878. She preceded him in death on July 17, 1940.
  Mr. Henschen came to America at the age of 17 and has been a resident of Kirkland township since 1881. He was Kirkland township's oldest resident. He was a member of the United Brethren church.
  Survivors include three sons, Charles H. Henschen, of Bluffton route; Samuel H. Henschen, of Decatur route; Noah H. Henschen, of Bedford; four daughters, Mrs. Fred Bracht, of Fort Wayne; Mrs. Ida Yaney, of Ossian; Mrs. Lewis Kreigh, of Orwell, O., Mrs. Charles Wolfe, of Bluffton route, 32 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren. Mr. Henschen was the last of his family. One son Frank, three brothers and three sisters are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday at the Pleasantdale church of the Brethren with Rev. Russell Weller officiating.
Bur, [ial will be in Pleasant Dale Ceme]
tery.
  The body will be returned to the residence from the Jahn funeral home where friends may call after 6 o'clock this evening.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XX No. 205   Saturday, July 1, 1950   p. 3, col. 1.

Death Claims Mrs. Henschen
Mrs. Jacob Henschen Dies Wednesday At Kirkland Township Home
  Mrs. Jacob Henschen, 81, of Kirkland township, lifelong resident of Adams county, and sister of Mrs. Eliza Spangler of Decatur, died at her home in Kirkland township, one half mile west of the Kirkland high school, Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Death was due to infirmities. Mrs Henschen had been ill for the past seven weeks.
  Mrs. Henschen was born in Root township, Adams county, on October 29, 1858, the daughter of Jacob and Margaret Baker- Spangler. On December 15, 1878 she was married to Jacob Henschen, the ceremony taking place in Preble township. The deceased was a member of the United Brethren church.
  Surviving besides the husband are the following children: Charles, Wells county; Sam, rural route 2, Decatur; Noah, Salem; Mrs. Fred Bracht, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Ida Yaney, route 2, Decatur; Mrs. Lewis Kreigh, Orwell, Ohio; Mrs. Cora Wolfe, rural route, Bluffton. One son is deceased. One sister, Miss Eliza Spangler of Decatur, and two brothers, Dan Spangler of Mishawaka, and Charles Spangler of Peru, thirty-two grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren also (continued on page eight) survive. Three brothers are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock (CST) at the Pleasant Dale church in Kirkland with Rev. Moore and Rev. Russel Weller, officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be moved to the Henschen home Friday afternoon from the Jahn funeral home in Bluffton.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXXVIII. No. 170. Decatur, Indiana, Thursday, July 18, 1940. p. 1, col. 5; p. 8, col. 6.

MRS. HENSCHEN'S FUNERAL FRIDAY
DEATH OF ELDERLY KIRKLAND WOMAN FOLLOWS ILLNESS OF SEVEN WEEKS
  The funeral of Mrs. Jacob Henschen, 81, whose death occurred Wednesday at her home in Adams county, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday (CST) at the Pleasant Dale Brethren church in Kirkland township, in charge of Rev. Charles Moore and Rev. Russell Weller. Burial will be in the church cemetery. [Hen]chen, 81, whose death occurred at 3 p.m. at her home in Kirkland township, one-half mile west of the Kirkland school, and followed an illness of seven weeks. Death was attributed to general infirmities.
  The decedent, a lifelong resident of Adams county, was born in Root township to Jacob and Margaret Baker Spangler. Her marriage took place Dec. 15, 1878 in Preble township, Adams county.
  Surviving are the husband; three sons, Charles Henschen, near Bluffton; Samuel Huffman, near Decatur; and Noah Henschen, of Salem; four daughters, Mrs. Fred Bracht, of Fort Wayne; Mrs. Ida Yaney near Decatur; Mrs. Cora Wolf, near Bluffton, and Mrs. Lewis Kreig, of Orwell, O.; a sister, Miss Eliza Spangler, of Decatur, and two
(CONTINUED ON PAGE FOUR)
MRS. HENSCHEN'S
(CONTINUED FROM PAGE ONE)
brothers, Dan Spangler, of Mishawaka, and Charles Spangler, of Peru. A son and three brothers are deceased. Thirty-two grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren survive.
  Mrs. Henschen was a member of the United Brethren church at Craigville.
  The body will be removed from the Jahn funeral home Friday afternoon to the residence.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News Banner   Vol. XI. No. 220.   Thursday, July 18, 1940   p. 1, col. 4; p. 4, col. 6.

[gravestone of Franklin Henschen] 198. pd0920   HENSCHEN Franklin O. Sept. 6, 1893 Jan. 4, 1919 17Co. 5Bn. 159 D.B.
gone but not forgotten
[upright gray granite marker on gray granite base with U.S. Flag in World War 1917 1918 holder. concrete slab over grave]

DEATH IS WINNER
Beats "Mustering Out Officer" in Call for Frank Henschen, Soldier
AT CAMP TAYLOR, KY.
Was Ill Three Weeks of Pneumonia and Then Spinal Meningitis.
  Death beat the "mustering out officer" in the call given for Frank Henschen, aged twenty-five, Adams county soldier at Camp Taylor, Ky. Henschen, who entered service September 5, would probably have been mustered out some time ago, had he not become ill three weeks ago and been in the hospital during that time, his death occurring Saturday morning at eleven o'clock. Pneumonia first developed but he had recovered sufficiently to be able to sit up, when spinal meningitis ensued, causing his death.
  His immediate family includes his young wife, who was formerly Miss Clara Landis, and a five months' old daughter.
  Mr. Henschen was a son of Jacob Henschen, of Kirkland township, where he was born and reared. Besides the wife and child and the parents, he leaves several brothers and sisters-- Charles, Sam and Noah Henschen; Lydia, wife of Fred Bracht all of Kirkland township; and Mrs. Orval Yaney, of Oklahoma; Mrs. Lewis Kriegh, of Ashtabula, O.
  The wife, the brother and sister, Charles Henschen and Mrs. Bracht, were at Camp Taylor and accompanied the body home. Owing to the lateness of trains and the missing of connections, the body did not arrive until after midnight last night. It was taken to the Gay, Zwick & Myers morgue until further arrangements.
  The body was taken this afternoon to the home of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Henschen. Word from a sister in Oklahoma is being awaited before the funeral arrangements are completed, but the service will probably be Thursday.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XVII. Number 5.   Monday Evening, January 6, 1919.   p. 1, col. 5.

ADAMS COUNTY SOLDIER DIED AT CAMP TAYLOR
FRANK HENSCHEN WAS ILL ONLY A FEW DAYS FROM PNEUMONIA.
  Frank Henschen, Adams county soldier at Camp Taylor, ill a few days of pneumonia, following influenza, died Saturday at 1 o'clock, and the remains arrived in Decatur last midnight. He was a son of Jacob Henschen, of Kirkland township, and had been in the service several months. He would have been mustered out of the service in a few days.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening News   Twenty-Seventh Year, No. 82.   Monday, January 6, 1919   p. 1, col. 2.

[gravestone of Dessie B. Zimmerman] 199. pd0921   Dessie B. ZIMMERMAN 1886 - 1927
[upright gray granite marker on gray granite base]
Miss Dessie B. Zimmerman Dies
Death Ends Extended Illness For Former Decatur Woman At Richmond
  Dessie Bell Zimmerman, 41, died this morning at the Richmond State hospital; following an operation performed a week ago Tuesday. She had been in ill health fourteen years, following a nervous breakdown. Miss Zimmerman was the daughter William Zimmerman, former county assessor and Eliza Zimmerman and was born in Kirkland township, January 1, 1886. Surviving besides the father, is one brother, John Earl Zimmerman, of Kirkland township. The mother died ten years ago last July.
  The remains will be brought here tonight and taken to the home in Kirkland township, from where the funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock and at the Pleasant Dale church at 2 o'clock, Rev. D. M. Byerly and Rev. C. A. Maynard officiating. Interment at the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXV. No. 253. Decatur, Indiana, Wednesday, October 26, 1927. p.1, col.7.

[gravestone of William and Eliza Zimmerman] 200. pd0922   ZIMMERMAN William 1863 - 1934 Eliza A. his wife 1866 - 1917
[large gray granite on gray granite base]

FORMER COUNTY ASSESSOR DEAD
William J. Zimmerman Dies This Morning In Chicago Hospital
  William J. Zimmerman, 71, prominent Kirkland township farmer, and former county assessor, died at the Mercy Hospital in Chicago at 5 o'clock this morning. Death was due to complications. Mr. Zimmerman had gone to Chicago, Monday, August 27 for treatment. He had been ailing for the last three weeks.
  Mr. Zimmerman suffered severe injuries in a fall from the hay mow in his barn several years ago, from which he never fully recovered.
  Mr. Zimmerman was born on the old Zimmerman farm located three fourths of a mile south of Peterson, in Kirkland township on May 13, 1863. He was a son of Jonathan and Elizabeth Blosser-Zimmerman, who settled in Kirkland township, Adams county in about the year 1853. Mr. Zimmerman was the only child in the family and was reared on his father's farm where he spent his entire life. He was educated in the Kirkland township schools.
  In 1885 he married Eliza Mc
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Whirter, who preceded him in death about 18 years ago. Two children were born to the union, Bessie B., who is deceased, and John Zimmerman of Peterson.
  Mr. Zimmerman took an active part in the politics of his township and in 1896 was elected justice of peace on the Democratic ticket. He held that office for eight years. From 1923 to 1927 he served as Adams county assessor. Previous to that term he served as township assessor. He was a member of the Beulah Chapel church.
  Surviving besides the son are a granddaughter, Mrs. Ford Worthman of Craigville, and a great granddaughter, Justine Worthman, Craigville.
  The body will be brought to the S. E. Black funeral home from the Mercy hospital in Chicago and will be removed to the Zimmerman home at Peterson Saturday afternoon. Funeral arrangements will not be completed until the arrival of the son from Chicago.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXXII. No. 213.   Friday, September 7, 1934.   p. 1, col. 2; p. 6, col. 5.

Former Adams Assessor Is Dead
William J. Zimmerman Dies At Chicago; Return Body to Decatur.
  William J. Zimmerman, 71, prominent Kirkland township farmer and former Adams county assessor, died Friday at Mercy hospital, Chicago, where he has been a patient for three weeks. Death was due to injuries sustained in a fall from a hay mow in a barn two years ago.
  Mr. Zimmerman served as justice of the peace of Kirkland township for eight years following his election in 1896. From 1923 to 1927 he served as Adams county assessor. He also was Kirkland's first township assessor. He was a member of Beulah Chapel church.
  Surviving are a son, John Zimmerman, Peterson, and a granddaughter, Mrs. Ford Worthman, Craigville.
  The body will be returned to Decatur for burial.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. V. No. 263   Saturday, September 8, 1934   p. 3, col. 1.

THE DEATH CALL
Answered by Mrs. William Zimmerman--Result of Two Years' Illness.
ILL OF PARALYSIS
Was Fifty-one Years of Age--Funeral at Pleasant Dale Church.
  Mrs. Eliza A. Zimmerman, wife of William R. Zimmerman, died last night at 9:30 o'clock, following a two years' illness, death being due to paralysis. Had Mrs. Zimmerman lived until October 11, she would have been fifty-one years of age.
  Mrs. Zimmerman was the daughter of George and Catherine McWhirter and was born in Allen county, October 11, 1866.
  The husband and two children, John E. and Dessie Zimmerman are living. There are the following brother and sisters: Mrs. H. W. Crist, of Elkhart; George McWhirter, of Johnsonburg, Pa.; Mrs. E. H. Lane, Fort Wayne.
  Mr. and Mrs. Zimmerman lived a short while in this city on Fifth street coming here from their farm several years ago. After a short residence here, they returned to farm life.
  She was well liked and a large number of friends are greatly bereaved.
  The funeral will be tomorrow afternoon at the Pleasant Dale church, leaving the house at two o'clock. Rev. Byerly and Rev. Leech will officiate.
Decatur Daily Democrat Volume XV. Number 157. Decatur, Indiana, Monday Evening, July 9, 1917. p.1, col.3.

DEATH SUMMONS MRS. ZIMMERMAN
WELL KNOWN WOMAN LIVING NEAR PETERSON PASSED AWAY SUNDAY.
  Mrs. William Zimmerman, 50, died at 9:45 Sunday forenoon at her home a half mile south of Peterson. She had been ill for some time, suffering from paralysis. Early Sunday morning she suffered a stroke and gradually sank away.
  Eliza McWhirter Zimmerman was born in Allen county, a daughter of George and Catherine McWhirter. Her marriage to William Zimmerman took place in Adams county and their residence since had been made near Peterson. The deceased is survived by the husband and two children, John and Dessie Zimmerman. Two sisters, Mrs. E. H. Lane, of Ft. Wayne, and Mrs. W. H. Christ, of Elkhart and a brother, George McWhirter, Jr., of Johnsburg, Pa., also survive.
  The funeral service probably will be held Tuesday afternoon.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening Banner   Volume XVII. Number 193.   Monday, July 9, 1917.   p. 1, col. 6.

DEATH CLAIMS MRS. W. R. ZIMMERMAN
  Decatur, Ind., July 10--Funeral services for Mrs. William R. Zimmerman, whose death occurred Sunday night at the home, a quarter of a mile south of Peterson, following a two years' illness of paralysis, will be held Tuesday afternoon at the Pleasant Dale church. The deceased was Miss Eliza McWhirter, a daughter of George and Catherine McWhirter, and was born October 11, 1866. The husband and two children, John E. and Dessie Zimmerman, survive. A sister Mrs. E. H. Lane, of Fort Wayne; a sister, Mrs. H. W. Crist, of Elkhart, and a brother, George McWhirter, of Johnsonburg, Pa., are living.
Bluffton Chronicle.   Volume 51. No. 2.   Wednesday, July 11, 1917.   p. 5, col. 5.

[gravestone of Emma Liby Martz] 201. pd0923   Emma Liby MARTZ 1897 - 1973 Mother
[red granite block on concrete footing] {gravestone on lot discovered to contain infant's body, burial in row 10}
Emma V. Martz dies at hospital   Mrs. Emma V. Martz, 75, of 126 Walnut street, Monroe, wife of Ferdinand Martz, died at 7 a.m. Sunday at the Fort Wayne Lutheran hospital. She had been a patient there for 12 days and in failing health for two months.
  She was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, Women's Fellowship and longtime member of the WCTU.
  Born in Jefferson township on Aug. 17, 1897, she was the daughter of Winfield and Jane Searight-Brewster, and was first married to Charles Liby who died on Sept. 17, 1954. She was later married to Ferdinand Martz in November of 1959.
  Surviving are the husband; one daughter, Mrs. Lores (Martha) Steury of Milford; two sons, John W. Liby of Bluffton, and David C. Liby of route 4; five stepsons, Dale Liby of Decatur; Ralph Liby of Bluffton; Cledith L. Martz of Fort Wayne; Clyde Martz of Cincinnati, O.; and Clifton Martz of Fort Wayne; one step- daughter, mrs. H. Wesley (Donna) Adams, Fort Wayne, one brother, Edward Brewster of route 1, Geneva; 29 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Three brothers preceded her in death.
  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with Rev. J. Oliver Dearing officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the Zwick funeral home after 2 p.m. today and until 1 p.m. and until 12 noon Tuesday, and at the church from 1 p.m. until time of the services. Preferred memorials are to the church building fund.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXXI No. 120, Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Monday, May 21, 1973 p.1, col.8

[gravestone of Charles Edward Liby] 202. pd0924   Chas E. LIBY 1891 - 1954 Father
[red granite block on concrete footing]
{Charles sat in second row on far east side in church at PD.}

Charles Liby Dies Suddenly At Home
Funeral Services Monday Afternoon
  Charles E. Liby, 62, well known Kirkland township farmer, died suddenly at 7:45 o'clock this morning at his home three and one-half miles south of Magley. Death was caused by a heart attack.
  He was born in Kirkland township Sept. 20, 1891, a son of Wallace and Rosa Murphy-Liby, and was married to Emma Brewster June 12, 1922. He lived practically his entire life in Kirkland township.
  Mr. Liby was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Surviving in addition to the wife are four sons, Dale E. Liby of Decatur, Ralph D. of Bluffton, John W. of New Haven, and David C. at home; one daughter, Mrs. Lores Steury of Berne; seven grandchildren; five brothers, Alex of Zenith, Kan., Raymond of Three Rivers, Mich., Gerald of Fort Wayne and William and Fred of Linn Grove, and three sisters, Mrs. Jennie Cline of Linn Grove, Mrs. Roy French of Rockford, O., and Mrs. Mae Shanks of Linn Grove. One brother is deceased.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Zwick funeral home and at 2 p.m. at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, the Rev. John Mishler and the Rev. Russell Weller officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday. Friends are asked to omit flowers but may contribute to their favorite charities.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LII, No. 219. Decatur, Indiana, Friday, September 17, 1954. p.1, col.7.

Charles E. Liby's Death is Sudden
  Charles E. Liby, 62, died suddenly at 7:45 this morning at his home three and one-half miles south of Magley in Kirkland Township, Adams County. Death was attributed to a heart attack.
  Born Sept. 20, 1891, in Kirkland Township, he was the son of Wallace and Rosa Murphy Liby. His marriage to Emma Brewster, who survives, took place June 12, 1922.
  A farmer, Mr. Liby was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren and had spent most of his life in Kirkland Township.
  Surviving in addition to the wife, are four sons, Dale E. Liby of Decatur, Ralph D. Liby of Bluffton, John W. Liby of New Haven and David C. Liby, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Lores Steury of Berne; five brothers, Alex Liby of Zenith, Kan., Raymond Liby of Three Rivers, Mich., Gerald Liby of Fort Wayne and William and Fred Liby of Linn Grove; three sisters, Mrs. Jennie Cline and Mrs. Mae Shanks of Linn Grove and Mrs. Roy French of Rockford, O., and seven grandchildren. A brother is deceased.
  The body was taken to the Zwick Funeral Home at Decatur where friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday.
  Funeral services will be held at 1:30 Monday at the funeral home and at 2 p.m. at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren. Rev. John Mishler and Rev. Russell Weller will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.
  Friends are asked to omit flowers and give to their favorite charity.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXIV No. 269   Friday, September 17, 1954   p. 1, col. 8.


[gravestone of Elizabeth Liby] 203. pd0925   Elizabeth wife of Chas. LIBY 1893 - 1917 Mother
[red granite block on concrete footing]

FUNERAL THURSDAY.
  Funeral services for Elizabeth Liby will be held from the home near Craigville at 10 o'clock and from the Pleasantdale church at 10:30 o'clock tomorrow morning.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XV. Number 68.   Wednesday Evening, March 21, 1917.   p. 1, col. 4.

[gravestone of Wilma Byerly] 204. pd0926   dau. of C & E BYERLY Oct 21, 1916 Oct 29, 1916
"Dau. of C. & T. Byerly, Oct 11 - October 29, 1916," from 1957 DAR reading
[small upright gray slab]
{Wilma Byerly Died 1916 18 Days, from cemetery map}

Baby Is Dead
  Wilma Lucile Byerly, eighteen day old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Byerly of Wells county, died at two o'clock last night of bronchial pneamonia. Funeral services were held this afternoon at two-thirty o'clock from the Pleasant Dale church with burial in the church cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat Volume XIV. Number 258. Decatur, Indiana, Monday Evening, October 30, 1916. p.1, col. 6

BYERLY BABY DEAD.
  Wilma Lucile Byerly, 18 days old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Byerly, living in the north part of the county, died at 2 o'clock this morning from bronchial pneumonia. The funeral was held at 2:30 this afternoon from the Pleasant Dale church.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening Banner   Volume XVI. Number 292.   Monday, October 30, 1916   p. 4, col. 6.

[gravestone of Theo and H. Clinton Byerly] 205. pd0927   BYERLY Theo E 1894 - 1988 H. Clinton 1894 - 1941
[upright red granite marker on red granite base]
{She lived in Bluffton IN.}

HENRY C. BYERLY DIES OF INJURIES
LANCASTER FARMER DIES OF INJURIES RECEIVED IN FALL: FUNERAL WEDNESDAY
  Henry Clinton Byerly, 46, died at 11:15 p.m. Sunday at the Wells county hospital of injuries received last Friday morning in a fall of 18 feet from the roof of the barn at his farm, situated five miles north and three miles east of Bluffton. He suffered fractures of two vertebrae in his neck and a slight skull fracture.
  The decedent was born Dec. 28, 1894 in Adams county, a son of D. M. and Dorothy Husson Byerly. He was married Feb. 24, 1916 at Decatur to Theo Barger, who survives. He was a resident of Wells county for a period of 27 years.
  Surviving besides the widow are four daughters, Mrs. Doris Paxson, of Craigville, Mrs. Alton Brubaker, of Indianapolis, Maxine and Wanda Byerly, at home; four sons, Dale Byerly, of Yoder, Wendell, Donald and Leon, at home; two grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Etta Taylor, of Pennville, Mrs. Mabel Neuenschwander and Mrs. Glenna Schwartz, of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Lulu Arnold, of Decatur, and three brothers are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Pleasant Dale Brethren church in Kirkland township, Adams county, of which Mr. Byerly was a member, in charge of Rev. Robert Yonker. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. XII. No. 256.   Tuesday, September 2, 1941   p. 1, col. 8.

Theo E. Byerly
  Theo E. Byerly, 93, formerly of Craigville, died at 8:25 a.m. Monday at Ossian Health Care, Ossian.
  A telephone operator at Craigville for 20 years, she was a member of Pleasant Valley Methodist Church. A daughter of Edward and Minnie Brentlinger-Barger, she was born Dec. 28, 1894, in Wells County. Her marriage to Henry "Clinton" Byerly, who died Aug. 31, 1941, took place in Adams County Feb. 24, 1916.
  Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Dee (Alta) Brubaker, Speedway, Mrs. Doris Merriman, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Eugene (Maxine) Smith, Ocala, Fla., and Mrs. James (Wanda) Carper, Auburn; three sons, Dale Byerly, Bluffton, Wendell Byerly, Angola, and Leon Byerly, Ossian; a stepsister, Mrs. Vera Chandler, Fort Wayne; 27 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and six great-great- grandchildren.
  After 1 p.m. today, friends will be received at Goodwin Memorial Chapel, Bluffton, where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Rev. David Harrold officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXXXVI. No. 76 Decatur, Indiana 46733, Wednesday, March 30, 1988 p.2, col.1

THEO BYERLY DIES
  Mrs. Clinton (Theo) Byerly, 93, formerly of Craigville, died at 8:25 a.m. today at Ossian Health Care. The body has been removed to Goodwin Memorial Chapel, with arrangements pending.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LVII No. 124   Monday, March 28, 1988   p. 3, col. 3.

Retired Telephone Operator, Mrs. Henry (Theo) Byerly, 93, Dies
  Former Craigville resident, Mrs. Henry (Theo E.) Byerly, 93, died at 8:25 a.m. Monday at Ossian Health Care.
  A telephone operator at Craigville for 20 years, Mrs. Byerly was a member of the Pleasant Valley Methodist Church.
  A daughter of Edward and Minnie Brentlinger Barger, she was born Dec. 28, 1894 in Wells County. Her marriage to Henry "Clinton" Byerly, who died Aug. 31, 1941, took place in Adams County Feb. 24, 1916.
  Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Dee (Alta) Brubaker of Speedway, Mrs. Doris Merriman of Fort Wayne; Mrs. Eugene (Maxine) Smith of Ocala, Fla., and Mrs. James (Wanda) Carper of Auburn; three sons, Dale Byerly of Bluffton, Wendell Byerly of Angola and Leon Byerly of Ossian; a step-sister, Mrs. Vera Chandler of Fort Wayne, 27 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
  After 1 p.m. Wednesday, friends will be received at Goodwin Memorial Chapel with services there at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in charge of Rev. David Harrold. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LVII No. 125   Tuesday, March 29, 1988   p. 3, col. 1.

[gravestone of W. Waldo Sutilef] 206. pd0928   W. Waldo SUTILEF 1911 - 1928
[small gray granite block on concrete footing]

WILL SUTILEF IS KILLED AT DECATUR
FORMER BLUFFTON YOUTH IS KILLED WHEN MOTORCYCLE HITS TREE
  William Sutilef, 16, of Decatur, a former resident of Bluffton, was killed instantly at 7 o'clock Thursday evening at Decatur, when a motorcycle he was driving crashed into a tree on South Thirteenth street, that city.
  His skull was fractured and his left leg was broken above the knee and he suffered other injuries.
  Sutilef's motorcycle locked handbars with another motorcycle being operated by William Drummond, also of Decatur. Sutilef's machine was forced over the curb in the accident. Drummond escaped with minor injuries by jumping from his machine.
  Sutilef was learning to operate his motorcycle. He had received his new machine Sunday.
  The victim of the accident resided with his mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. William Thornton in Decatur. He left this city with his mother several years ago.
  He was born in Adams county.
  Surviving besides the mother and step-father are three sisters, Mrs. Beulah Harnish of Bluffton, Mrs. Mary Parrish of Fort Wayne; and Miss Minnie Sutilef at home at Decatur.
  The funeral will be held at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the home on Adams street, and at 2 o'clock at the U. B. church in Decatur. Burial in Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Bluffton Evening News   Thirty-Sixth Year 142   Friday, March 16, 1928   p. 1, col. 1.

[gravestone of William W. Sutilef] 207. pd0929   William W SUTILEF born Feb. 12, 1881 died May 16, 1918
[small upright gray slab on concrete footing]

WILLIAM SUTTLIEF WAS VICTIM OF TUBERCULOSIS
FARMER PASSED AWAY THURSDAY AT HIS HOME WEST OF MONROE.
  William Suttlief, a farmer living west of Monroe, died Thursday morning after suffering for ten years from tuberculosis.
  Deceased was born in Clinton county, Mo., February 12, 1881, thus bringing his age to 37 years, 3 months and 4 days. On October 11, 1905, he was married to Miss Hattie Baum[g]artner, a daughter of Peter B. Baumgartner. To this union four children were born.
  Surviving him are his wife the four children, Beulah Mae, 12, Memie Louise 10, Mary Ellen 8, and William Waldo 6. His father and mother also survive, as well as three sisters, Mattie, Susie and Ruby of San Francisco, Cal., and six brothers, John and Jacob of Wasco, Ore., Calvin and Dan of San Francisco, James of Portageville, Mo., and Benjamin of Vermillion, Ohio.
  Funeral services were held this forenoon at nine o'clock from the home and at ten o'clock from the Pleasant Dale church near Peterson with the Rev. D. M. Byerly in charge.
The Evening News   Twenty-Sixth Year, No. 196   Saturday, May 18, 1918   p. 2, c. 5.

WILLIAM SUTTLIEF WAS VICTIM OF TUBERCULOSIS
FARMER PASSED AWAY THURSDAY AT HIS HOME WEST OF MONROE.
      (From Saturday's Daily.)
  William Suttlief, a farmer living west of Monroe, died Thursday morning after suffering for ten years from tuberculosis.
  Deceased was born in Clinton county, Mo., February 12, 1881, thus bringing his age to 37 years, 3 months and 4 days. On October 11, 1905, he was married to Miss Hattie Baum[g]artner, a daughter of Peter B. Baumgartner. To this union four children were born.
  Surviving him are his wife the four children, Beulah Mae, 12, Memie Louise 10, Mary Ellen 8, and William Waldo 6. His father and mother also survive, as well as three sisters, Mattie, Susie and Ruby of San Francisco, Cal., and six brothers, John and Jacob of Wasco, Ore., Calvin and Dan of San Francisco, James of Portageville, Mo., and Benjamin of Vermillion, Ohio.
  Funeral services were held this forenoon at nine o'clock from the home and at ten o'clock from the Pleasant Dale church near Peterson with the Rev. D. M. Byerly in charge.
Bluffton Chronicle.   Volume 51. No. 47.   Wednesday, May 22, 1918   p. 3, col. 6.

[gravestone of Joyce M. Barrick] 208. pd0930   Joyce M. BARRICK April 1929
"Joyce Barrick, April 1, 1928," from 1957 DAR reading
[small gray granite block on concrete footing]

Barrick Baby Dies Few Hours After Birth
  Joyce Maurine Barrick, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Barrick, of Uniondale, died at 2:15 o'clock Sunday afternoon, April 28, 1929 at the home of the grand-parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Thornton, North Eleventh street.
  The baby was born at 5 o'clock Sunday morning and had been weak since birth. It's (sic) death was accredited to valvular heart trouble. The was the second child in the Barrick family, the mother having formerly been Miss Mary Ellen Sutlief, of this city.
  Surviving besides the parents and oine (sic) sister, Barbara Lou, are the grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Thornton, of this city, and Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Barrick, of Uniondale.
  Funeral services were held at 1 o'clock this afternoon at the Thornton residence. The Rev. R. E. Vance officiated, and burial was made in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXVII. No. 102.   Monday, April 29, 1929.   p. 1, col. 6.

BARRICK INFANT CLAIMED BY DEATH
CHILD DIES AT UNIONDALE NINE HOURS AFTER BIRTH
  Joyce Marine, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Barrick, of Uniondale, died at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon, nine hours after birth.
  The mother was formerly Mary Sutilef of this city.
  Funeral services were held at Decatur this afternoon.
  Surviving are the parents and a little sister, Barbara Lou.
Bluffton Evening News   Thirty-Seventh Year, No. 179   Monday, April 29, 1929.   p. 1, col. 2.

[gravestone of Hattie Sutilef Studabaker] 209. pd0931   Hattie Sutilef STUDABAKER 1889 - 1971
[gray granite block on concrete footing]
{She lived various places in Bluffton IN.}

Mrs. Studabaker Rites Wednesday
  Mrs. Hattie Studabaker, 82, of 225 East Wiley Ave., died suddenly at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Meadowvale Care Center.
  Born in Adams County June 24, 1889, daughter of Peter and Mary Hawkins Baumgartner, she had resided in Wells County almost her entire life.
  Her husband, William W. Sutlief, died May 18, 1918.
  Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Beulah Hale of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Minnie Hullinger of Angola, Mrs. Mary Reynolds of Keystone Route 1, six grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
  Mrs. Studabaker was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Friends may call after noon Tuesday at the McBride Funeral Home, where Rev. J. Oliver Dearing will conduct services at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be at Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXXI No. 289 Bluffton, Indiana 46714 Monday, October 11, 1971 p.1, col.4

[gravestone of Jacob Baumgartner] 210. pd0932   Jacob BAUMGARTNER 1865 - 1936
[gray granite block on concrete footing]
Jacob Baumgartner Dies Tuesday Night
Death Occurs in French Township; Funeral Thursday at Pleasant Dale.
  Jacob Baumgartner, 71, died at 9 o'clock Tuesday night at his home in French township, Adams county, after an illness of one week, following a stoke of paralysis.
  Born in Virginia on Dec. 2, 1864, he was a son of Peter and Mary Hawkins Baumgartner. His marriage to Sadie Rogers took place in Decatur on July 18, 1930.
  Surviving are the widow, and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. William Smith, near Monroe; Samuel Baumgartner, of Fort Wayne; Peter, Alfred, and Miss Lizzie Baumgartner, all of Bluffton; Lawrence Baumgartner, of Waterloo; Joe Baumgartner, of Adams county, and Mrs. Hattie Neals, of Decatur.
  Mr. Baumgartner was a member of the Methodist church.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Pleasant Dale church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be at the Jahn funeral home until time for funeral services, which will be conducted by Rev. John O. Hensley, of Craigville.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. VII. No. 81.   Wednesday, February 5, 1936   p.1, col.6

[gravestone of Hannah Pease] 211. pd0933   Hannah E. PEASE Dec. 25, 1876 Nov. 20, 1959
[gray granite block on concrete footing]
{Lizzie Pease 1959 age 83, from cemetery map}

Mrs. Clyde Pease Dies At Bluffton
  Mrs. Clyde Pease, 82, a native of Adams county, died at 2:30 a.m. Friday at her home in Bluffton. Death was attributed to a heart ailment, following an illness of three days.
  Mrs. Pease was born in Adams county, the daughter of Peter B. and Mary Hawkins Baumgartner. Her marriage to Clyde Pease took place May 30, 1954. Mr. Pease died in June, 1957.
  A member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, she had resided in Wells county for 43 years.
  Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Mary Smith, of Adams county, and Mrs. Hattie Studabaker, who resided with Mrs. Pease; two brothers, Joe Baumgartner, of Adams county, and Peter Baumgartner, of Uniondale, and several step-children. Five brothers preceded her in death.
  Services will be conducted in the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren Sunday at 2 p.m., the Rev. John Mishler officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the McBride funeral home in Bluffton until time of services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LVII. No. 275   Saturday, Nov. 21, 1959.   p. 1, col. 2.

[gravestone of Reathel E. Blue] 212. pd0934   Reathel E. BLUE 1925 - 1989
[red granite block on concrete footing]
Wells Native, Reathel Blue, Dies at 63; Services Tuesday
  A native of Wells County, Reathel R. Blue, 63, died Saturday in Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie.
  She had lived in Fort Wayne until moving to Muncie six years ago.
  She and her husband, Harold Blue, owned Worden's Glass and China Shop in Gaston.
  Surviving are the husband, two brothers, Wallace Bright of Sandusky, Ohio, and Gerald Bright of Fort Wayne, and two sisters, Maria Woodworth and Ruth Robertson, both of Fort Wayne.
  Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Elzey-Dickey- Haggard Home for Funerals in Waynedale, where calling will be from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.
  Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery in Wells County [s/b Adams County].
  Eastern Star Rites will be at 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LVIII No. 291 Bluffton, Indiana 46714 Monday, October 9, 1989 p.3, col.1&2.

[gravestone of Willard and Norma Landis] 213. pd0935   LANDIS Norma J. May 1, 1936 ________ Married Oct. 27, 1956 Willard E. Oct. 5, 1927 ________
parents of David
"...the gift of God is eternal life." Romans 6:23
[upright gray granite on gray granite base]

[gravestone of Dennis H. Moller] 214. pd0936   MOLLER Dennis H 1942 - 1990
[gray granite slant on concrete footing]

Dennis H. Moller
  Dennis H. Moller, 47, route 4, Decatur, husband of Adams Central Community Schools Superintendent Nancy Moller and a former teacher in Decatur, died unexpectedly at 10:38 p.m. Friday in Parkview Memorial Hospital.
  He was diagnosed as having Hodgkin's Disease a few months ago and had been undergoing treatment for that ailment when he became ill Wednesday. He entered the hospital Thursday.
  He was born on December 8, 1942 in Elgin, Illinois to Haakon K. and Ingrid Ahistus Moller. His father died on November 2, 1990 in Illinois; his mother lives in Fox River Grove, Illinois. He married Nancy Verdell on August 17, 1965.
  Mr. Moller was a fifth grade teacher last year at Southeast Elementary School in Decatur and a member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  He was a graduate of Taylor University in Upland and Purdue University in West Lafayette and belonged to several educational and professional organizations.
  Other survivors are two sons, Matthew N. Moller, a student at Taylor, and Mark A. Moller, a student at Adams Central, three daughters, twins Melanie N. and Marcie N. Moller and Mia C. Moller, all students at Adams Central, and two sisters, Annette Biggar, Washington, Illinois, and Bonnie Moller, Taitung, Taiwan.
  Memorial services are at 2 p.m. Sunday in Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, Rev. Norman Replogle officiating. Following cremation, a private commital service will be held for the family at a later date.
  There is no visitation, but in lieu of visiting hours, a reception will be held in the Pleasant Dale church's Fellowship Hall after the memorial service. Preferred memorials are to the Moller Children's Education Fund or the Capital Improvement Fund of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Arrangements are by Haggard and Armes Funeral Home, Decatur.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXXVIII, NO. 266   Saturday, November 10, 1990   p. 2, col. 1.

[gravestone of Clifford and Dixie Landis] 215. pd0937   LANDIS Dixie D. (Hill) Sept. 13, 1932 ________ Clifford E. May 6, 1931 ________
[rose colored granite]

[gravestone of John and Anna Liby] 216. pd0938   LIBY Anna R. Mar. 17, 1934 - ________ John W. Oct. 31, 1933 Dec. 15, 2001
Psalm 121 I lift up my eyes to the hills - where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, The maker of heaven and earth.
[upright black granite on black granite base]

John W. Liby
  John W. Liby, 68, Bluffton, died Saturday in Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
  He was a native of Adams County and a member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, rural Decatur.
  Among survivors are his wife, the former Anna Inniger; four daughters, including Mrs. Kent (Deb) Fiechter of Craigville; a son; a sister; and a brother, David C. Liby of rural Decatur.
  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation is until 8 p.m. today in Goodwin Memorial Chapel, Bluffton.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. XCIX, NO. 297   Monday, December 17, 2001   p. 2A, col. 1.

John W. Liby, 68
  John W. Liby, 68, of 866 Westfield Dr., Bluffton, died at 4:57 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
  Mr. Liby was the former owner of Liby Paving and currently was active in the Bluffton Asphalt Co.
  He was a native of Adams County and had resided in the Adams-Wells County area all his lifetime. He was a member of the Pleasantdale Church of the Brethren.
  He was born Oct. 31, 1933 to Charles and Emma Brewster Liby. His marriage in Adams County on Dec. 25, 1952 was to Ann (sic) Inniger, who survives.
  Other survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Kent (Deborah) Fiechter of Craigville, Mrs. Hugh (Suzanna) White of Camden, Maine, Mrs. Steve (Pamela) Good of Wayland, Iowa, and Mrs. Brian (Valeria) Lawson of Grand Rapids, Mich..; a son, Matt of Bluffton; a brother, David of Decatur; a sister, Martha Steury of Goshen; and eight grandchildren. Two brothers are deceased.
  Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Pleasantdale Church of the Brethren with Ministers Terry Shumaker and Steve Good officiating. Burial will be in Pleasantdale Cemetery.
  Visitation hours at the Goodwin Memorial Chapel are today from 1 to 8 p.m. and at the church Tuesday for one hour prior to services.
  Memorials to the church's Mission Fund.
Bluffton, Indiana: The News-Banner   Vol. 73 No. 39   Monday, December 17, 2001   p. 3, col. 1.

[gravestone of Jeffrey and Janet Landis] 217. pd0939   LANDIS Jeffrey N. Sept. 9, 1960 Janet K. (Teeple) July 30, 1962
[slant granite]

[gravestone of Paul and Janice Hamrick] 218. pd0940   HAMRICK Janice (Oliver) Dec 27, 1927 Paul Mar. 10, 1929
praying hands Mar. 18, 1950
[upright brown granite]
Paul R. Hamrick
  Paul R. Hamrick, 82, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Monroe, passed away at 3:20 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2011, at Coventry Meadows in Fort Wayne.
  He was born on March 10, 1929, in Adams County to Samuel L. and Nora V. (Frank) Hamrick.
  He married Janice A. Oliver on March 18, 1950.
  He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Janice Hamrick of Fort Wayne; a son, Dr. Bradley P. (Leah) Hamrick of Avon, Indiana; a daughter, Brenda K. Hamrick of New Haven; three brothers, Charles (Ethel) Hamrick of Decatur; Clarence (Kate) Hamrick of Willshire, Ohio; and Duane (Jeanie) Hamrick of Rockford, Ohio; two sisters, Norma (Lindy) Lybarger of North Manchester, and Carylon (Tom) Baker of Celina, Ohio; three grandchildren, Bryce, Christopher, and Elizabeth Hamrick of Avon; and special friends Sonny and Kackie Baugher of Elkton, Virginia.
  He was preceded in death by a brother, Vic Hamrick, and a sister, Evelyn Luginbill.
  He was a member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren in rural Decatur.
  Paul served in the U.S. Army from 1952-54 during the Korean Conflict. He retired in 1982 from International Harvester after almost 31 years of service.
  Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today, May 2, 2011, at Haggard-Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with Pastor Jay Carter officiating.
  Burial will take place in Pleasant Dale Cemetery, with military graveside rites conducted by the American Legion Post 43 color guard.
  Memorials may be made to Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren or to the Alzheimer's Association of Fort Wayne.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. CIX, NO. 103,   Monday, May 2, 2011,   p. 3A, col. 1&2.


[gravestone of Billie and Eloise Arnold] 219. pd0941   ARNOLD Eloise Feasel June 30, 1932 Billie L. Oct. 25, 1927 married June 5, 1955
rest & reflect inscription on each end of bench
[bench shaped black marble]

[new footing] 220. pd0942  
[new concrete footing]


Row 10:   (31 stones)


[gravestone of Robert Wall] 221. pd1001   Robert W. son of E. L. & N. WALL 1919 - 1921 Our darling baby
[small upright gray slab]

INFANT SON OF EDDIE WALL DIED LAST NIGHT
TWENTY-MONTH-OLD CHILD DIED OF BOWEL TROUBLE AT 7:30 O'CLOCK.
  Robert, twenty-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Wall, of East South street, died of bowel trouble at 7:30 o'clock Wednesday night. The infant was 1 year, 8 months and 23 days of age, and was born in this city.
  Surviving besides the parents is one brother, Melvin, 4 months of age. The mother was formerly Miss Nora Rothgeb, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Rothgeb.
  The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Pleasantdale church, in charge of Rev. Byerly. Burial at adjoining cemetery.
Bluffton Evening News   Twenty-Ninth Year, No. 260.   Thursday, August 4, 1921.   p. 1, col. 2.

[gravestone of F. Ethel Ann Reynolds] 222. pd1002   F. Ethelyn Ann dau. of S & N REYNOLDS died Sept. 18, 1923 Aged 2M.13D. Our Darling
[small upright gray slab]

[gravestone] of Sarah Jane Reynolds 223. pd1003   [Sarah Jane, dau. of S. & N. REYNOLDS, d. June 19, 1936, Age 2 mo. 11 d, from 1957 DAR reading]
[gravestone not present in this location at time of this reading]
SARAH JANE REYNOLDS PASSES AWAY TODAY
LITTLE GIRL SUCCUMBS AFTER TEN DAY ILLNESS OF PNEUMONIA.
  Sarah Jane Reynolds, small daughter of Sylvester and Nora J. Rothgeb Reynolds, died at her home at 526 East Townley street, this afternoon at 1 o'clock, following an illness of ten days with pneumonia.
  The child was born in Bluffton, April 2, 1926, and was aged two months and seventen (sic) days at the time of her death. Surviving are the parents and one sister, Martha, and a half brother, Melvin. One sister is dead.
  Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home. Burial will be at Pleasant Dale.
Bluffton Evening News   Thirty-Fourth Year, No. 222   Saturday, June 19, 1926,   p. 1, col. 4.

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{GOULD name given on both lots on cemetery map}

[gravestone of Mary Gould] ??. pd____   Mary Gould
[description of gravestone]

Mary Gould, 84
  Mary L. Gould, 84, of Willshire, Ohio, died Thursday, May 16, 2013, at Van Wert County Hospital.
  She was born Oct. 30, 1928, in Wells County, to Forrest Mankey and Nettie Frauhiger Mankey. She married Sherman R. Gould April 10, 1948; her husband preceded her in death in May of 2006.
  Survivors include two sons, Bradley L. Gould of Howe and Kevin R. (Janet) Gould of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Shuana Winton of Willshire, Ohio; a brother, Carl (Delores) Mankey of Craigville; and four sisters, Mable Denis of Bluffton, Dorothy Hoffman of Preble, Patsy (Larry) Dafforn of Yoder, and Laura (Doyle) Werling of Tocsin; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Rodney, in 1949, plus four brothers and three sisters.   Calling hours are 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 18, at the Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home in Decatur with a funeral service at noon. Burial will take place at the Pleasant Dale Cemetery at a later date.
  Online condolences: www.haggardandsefton.com
The News-Banner   Vol. 84 No. 167   Friday May 17, 2013   p. 3, col. 1, 2.

[gravestone of Rodney Ray Gould] 224. pd1004   Baby Rodney Ray GOULD 1949
[small gray granite block]

[gravestone of Betty Jean Yaney] 225. pd1005   Betty Jean YANEY 1925 - 1937
[gray granite block on gray granite base on common concrete footing with Ida's]

BETTY YANEY DIES TUESDAY
Young Kirkland Township Girl Dies At Grandparents' Home
  Betty Jean Yaney, 12, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Yaney of Kirkland township, died Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the home of her grandparents, mr. and Mrs. Jacob Henschen, residing one-half mile west of the Kirkland high school.
  The deceased was ill four days and the cause of her death has not been determined.
  Surviving besides the parents are the following brothers and sisters: a twin brother Billy, at home; Homer Yaney of Texas; Mrs. Carl Easley, Mrs. Carl Beamer and Evelyn Yaney, all of Fort Wayne; Georgia and Edward, at home.
  Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Pleasant Dale church, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Weller,
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BETTY YANEY
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assisted by Rev. Moore, will have charge of the services.
  The body will be returned from the Jahn funeral home in Bluffton to the home of the grandparents Thursday afternoon.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXXV. No. 183,   Wednesday, August 4, 1937.   p. 1, col 2; p. 2, col. 5.

Betty Yaney, 13, Dies Suddenly this P.M.
  Betty Yaney, about 13 years of age, died suddenly at about 2 o'clock this afternoon at the home of her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Henschen, southeast of Bluffton.
Evening News-Banner   Vol. VII. No. 232 Bluffton, Indiana Tuesday, August 3, 1937. p.1, col.8.

[gravestone of Ida Yaney Overholser] 226. pd1006   Ida E. Yaney OVERHOLSER 1885 - 1985
[gray granite slant on gray granite base on common concrete footing with Betty's]

Ida E. Overholser
  Ida E. Overholser, 100, a resident of the Ossian Health Care Nursing Home and a former resident of Kirkland Township, died at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday at her residence.
  She was a member of the Bradford, O., Church of the Brethren. Born on Jan. 8, 1885, in Adams County, she was the daughter of Jacob E. and Mary Margaret Spangler-Henschen, and was married to Orville C. Yaney; he preceded her in death. She later married Rev. J.E. Overholser in 1953; he survives.
  Also surviving are one son, Billy J. Yaney, of near Ossian; three daughter, Margaret Ross, Fort Wayne; Evelyn Rutledge, Ossian; Mrs. Paul (Georgia) Arnold, route 2 Decatur; one stepson, Everett Overholser, South Carolina; one stepdaughter, Margaret Reed, Bradford, O.; 20 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren.
  Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren in Adams County, with Rev. Norman Replogle and Sanford Cristophel officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at Elzey-Dickey-Haggard Funeral Home, Ossian, from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday and after 1 p.m. at the church on Friday. Memorials are to the Pleasant Dale Church Building Fund.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXXIII, NO. 161   Wednesday, July 10, 1985   p. 10A, col. 3 & 4.

Deaths
Ossian Residents' Mother, Mrs. Ida Overholser, Dies
  Mrs. Ida E. Yaney Overholser, 100, wife of Rev. J. E. Overholser of Bradford, Ohio and mother of two Ossian residents, died at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday at Ossian Health Care Center, where she had been a patient a short time.
  Born Jan. 8, 1885, in Adams County, she was a daughter of Jacob E. and Mary Margaret Spangler Henschen. Her first marriage was to Orville C. Yaney, who preceded her in death, and her second was to Rev. Overholser in 1953.
  Mrs. Overholser, who in earlier years had cared for ill people in their homes, was a member of the Bradford Church of the Brethren. A resident of Bradford 32 years, she had also resided in Kirkland Twp., Adams County, 20 years in Oklahoma, and in Ossian.
  In addition to the husband, she is survived by a son, Billy J. Yaney of rural Ossian; three daughters, Mrs. Margaret Ross of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Evelyn Rutledge of Ossian and Mrs. Paul (Georgia) Arnold of rural Decatur; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Margaret Reed of Bradford; a stepson, Everett Overholser of South Carolina, 20 grandchildren and 33 great- grandchildren.
  Calling will be from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Elzey-Dickey-Haggard Funeral Home at Ossian.
  The body will be taken Friday to the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, where it will lie in state from 1 p.m. until the services at 2 p.m. Officiating will be Rev. Norman Replogle and Rev. Sanford Cristophel, and burial will be in the church cemetery.
  A preferred form of memorial is a gift to the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LV No. 211   Wednesday, July 10, 1985   p. 3, col. 1.

Ida E. Overholser
  Ida E. Overholser, 100, died at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday at the Ossian Health Care. She was born January 8, 1885 in Adams County to Jacob E. Henschen and Mary Margaret Spangler. Her first marriage was to Orville C. Yaney, deceased. She is survived by her second husband, Rev. J. E. Overholser who is 99. She was a member of the Bradford, Ohio Church of the Brethren. She had resided at Bradford prior to her illness.
  Surviving is a son, Billy J. of Ossian, three daughters, Mrs. Margaret Ross, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Evelyn Rutledge, Ossian, Mrs. Paul (Georgia) Arnold of rural Decatur, a stepson, Everett Overholser of South Carolina, a stepdaughter Margaret Reed of Bradford, O., 20 grandchildren and 33 great- grandchildren.
  Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, Rev. Norman Replogle and Rev. Sanford Christophel in charge. Burial in Pleasant Dale Cemetery. Calling will be 2-5 and 7-9 Thursday at Elzey-Dickey-Haggard Funeral Home and after 1 p.m. Friday at the church. Memorials to Pleasant Dale Church Building Fund.
The Ossian Journal   73RD YEAR NO. 18   Thursday, July 11, 1985   p. 1, col. 3.

gap of one lot

[gravestone of Iva M. and Fred J. Adler] 227. pd1007   ADLER Iva M. 1883 - 1951 Fred J. 1886 - 1979
[large upright red granite marker on red granite base]
{Fred and "Ivy" sat on east side in church at PD}
Fred J. Adler
  Fred J. Adler, 93, route 4, Decatur died at 1:30 a.m. Monday at the Meadowvale Skilled Care Center in Bluffton, where he had been a patient for over three years.
  A retired farmer, Mr. Adler had spent nearly his entire life residing in Kirkland Township, except for a one-year period when he lived a mile west of Monroe.
  He was born November 5, 1886, the son of William and Christina Valentine-Adler, and was married November 9, 1911, to Iva Olwin, who passed away on November 3, 1951.
  Mr. Adler, a member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, is survived by two sons, Lester Adler of Craigville and Glen Adler of route 4 Decatur; one brother, Daniel Adler, Denver, Colorado; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A son, Dale, four brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.
  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Zwick Funeral Home, Decatur, Rev. Dwight Hargett in charge, and burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Preferred memorials are to the Pleasant Dale Church building fund.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol.LXXVII, No.278 Monday, November 26, 1979. p.10, col.1.

Lester Adler's Father Dies At Age of 93
  A father of Lester Adler of Craigville, Fred Adler, 93, of Decatur Route 4 died at 1:30 a.m. today at Meadowvale Care Center, where he had resided the past three years.
  Born Nov. 5, 1886 in Adams County, he was a son of William and Christina Valentine Adler. His marriage to Iva Olwin, who died Nov. 3, 1951, took place Nov. 9, 1911. He was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Other survivors include another son, Glen Adler of Decatur Route 4; a brother, Daniel Adler of Denver, Colo., seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
  Calling from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday will be at the Zwick Funeral Home in Decatur. Services will be there at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. L No. 21 Monday, November 26, 1979 p. 3, col. 2.

Mrs. Fred Adler Is Taken By Death
Funeral Services Tuesday Morning
  Mrs. Iva Adler, 68, died Saturday afternoon at her home in Kirkland township after an illness of two years.
  She was born in Ohio Oct. 10, 1888 [cf.1883], a daughter of Jacob and Sarah Stauffer-Olwin and was married to Fred Adler Nov. 9, 1911. She had resided in Kirkland township for the past 50 years.
  She was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Surviving in addition to her husband are two sons, Lester, Kirkland township trustee, and Glen, both of near Decatur; four grandchildren and three brothers, Harley Olwin of Elgin, Ill., Ray Olwin in California and Chester Olwin of Cushing, Okla. One son is deceased.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Pleasant Dale church, the Rev. Russell Weller officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body has been returned from the Jahn funeral home to the residence, where friends may call.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XLIX. No. 261 Monday, November 5, 1951. p.1, col.7.

Mrs. Fred Adler Claimed by Death
  Mrs. Iva Adler, 68, died at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon at her home seven miles east and one mile north of Bluffton in Kirkland township, Adams county. Death was attributed to complications after an illness of two years.
  Born in Kirkland township Oct. 10, 1883, the decedent was the daughter of Jacob and Sara Stauffer Olwen. Her marriage at Decatur Nov. 8, 1911 was to Fred Adler, who survives.
  Surviving besides the husband are two sons, Glen D. Adler and Lester R. Adler, trustee of Kirkland township, both of Decatur route 4; three brothers, Harley Olwen, of Elgin, Ill., Ray Olwen, of California and Chester Olwen, of Cushing, Okla. and four grand- children. One son, Dale, is deceased.
  The body was returned from the Jahn funeral home to the residence, where friends may call.
  Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning at the Church of the Brethren in Kirkland township, of which Mrs. Adler was a member with Rev. Russell Weller officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXII No. 4 Monday, November 5, 1951 p. 3, col. 1.


[gravestone of Dale E. Adler] 228. pd1008   Dale E. son of F.J & I.M. ADLER 1918 - 1936
[upright red granite marker on red granite base]

KIRKLAND TWP. ATHLETE DIES
Dale Adler Dies Last Night In Bluffton Hospital
  Dale Adler, 18, Manchester college athlete, son of Fred and Iva Olwin Adler, of Kirkland township, died last evening in the Bluffton hospital as a result of an infected leg.
  Dale, a former star athlete at the Kirkland high school fractured the leg during a baseball try-out at the college two weeks ago when sliding into a base. Infection was resultant of the fracture.
  Surviving other than the parents are two brothers, Glenn and Lester, at home.
  Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Pleasant Dale church, with the Rev. Russell Weller, pastor of the church officiating. The Rev. J. O. Winger, Manchester college pastor will assist. Burial is to be made in the church cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXXIV. No. 123.   Friday, May 22, 1936.   p. 1, col. 8.

Dale Adler Dies of Blood Poison
Infection Developes After Injury Received at North Manchester.
  Dale Adler, 18, of Kirkland township, Adams county, died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Wells county hospital from blood poisoning which developed from an accident that occurred about two weeks ago at North Manchester, where he was a freshman at Manchester college.
  Both bones in the right leg were broken below the knee when the youth slid in a base during a baseball game. Blood poisoning developed and three blood transfusions were given him.
  Born April 9, 1918 in Adams county, he was the son of Fred and Iva Olwin Adler, and was a resident of that county all his life.
  Surviving besides the parents are two brothers, Luster and Glenn, both at home.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Pleasant Dale church, of which he was a member, in charge of Rev. J. O. Winger, of North Manchester, assisted by Rev. Russell Weller. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. VII. No. 173.   Friday, May 22, 1936.   p.1, col.4.

{gap of 1 lot on cemetery map}

[gravestone of Amos and M. Leona Stoneburner] 229. pd1009   STONEBURNER Amos K 1880 - 1955 M. Leona 1887 - 1967
[upright gray granite on gray granite base]

A. K. Stoneburner Dies at Decatur
  Amos K. Stoneburner, 75, Decatur, died at 5:50 this morning at the Adams County Hospital where he had been a patient for the past six weeks.
  Born April 16, 1880 in Kirkland Township he was the son of Jesse and Sarah Kistler Stoneburner. His marriage to Leona Stoutenberry took place June 24, 1906. He was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Mr. Stoneburner served for 20 years as an abstractor for the state highway commission and was also a former contractor.
  Surviving besides the widow are three daughters, Mrs. Ralph Ernst, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Vaughn Schlagenhauf, VA Hospital, Downey, Ill., and Mrs. William Hoover, New Paris, O.; two brothers, Floyd of Kirkland Township and Miles of Albion; three sisters, Mrs. O. V. Dilling, Miss Victoria Stoneburner and Mrs. John Arnold all of Kirkland Township; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A son, two brothers and two sisters area (sic) deceased.
  The body is at the Zwick Funeral Home in Decatur where friends may call after 10 o'clock Friday morning.
  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Saturday afternoon at the Zwick Funeral Home with Rev. John Mishler and Mrs. L. A. Norris officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXV No. 169   Thursday, May 19, 1955   p. 6, c. 1.

DECATUR WOMAN DIES
  Mrs. Leona Stoneburner, 79, of Decatur died at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday at Decatur Hospital. Surviving are three daughters, who include Mrs. Ralph Ernst of Fort Wayne, whose late husband was a former resident of Bluffton, and two sisters. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Zwick Funeral Home at Decatur.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXVIII No. 15   Friday, November 17, 1967   p. 8, col. 4.

[gravestone of Ralph J. Stoneburner] 230. pd1010   Ralph J STONEBURNER 1914 - 1930
[gray granite block]

ADAMS COUNTY YOUTH EXPIRES
Ralph Stoneburner, 16, Is Paralysis Victim At Bluffton Monday
  Bluffton, Sept. 2 -- (Special) -- Ralph J. Stoneburner, 16, Kirkland township Adams County young man died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Ralph Ernst at Bluffton, Monday evening at 7 o'clock. Death was due to infantile paralysis which followed an illness of one week.
  Mr. Stoneburner attended the Kirkland Township High School and was well known throughout Wells and Adams counties.
  He was born in Kirkland township, July 6, 1914, the son of Amos K. and Leona Stountenberry (sic) Stoneburner, both of whom survive.
  Surviving besides the parents are the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Ralph Ernst of Bluffton, Helen and Mabel Stoneburner, both at home. The grand parents, Jay Stoutenberry and Mrs. Sarah Stoneburner also survive.
  The deceased was a member of the Pleasant Dale church of the Brethren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of the parents in Kirkland township, Rev. R. E. Wenger will officiate and will be assisted by Rev. D. M. Byerly. Burial will be made in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXVIII. No. 207.   Tuesday, September 2, 1930   p. 1, col 2.

Ralph Stoneburner Claimed By Death
Kirkland High School Student Dies at Sister's Home of Infantile Paralysis.
  Ralph Jay Stoneburner, 16, a student of the Kirkland township high school, Adams county, died at 7 o'clock Monday evening at the home of a sister, Mrs. Ralph Earnst, 618 West Ohio street, this city, following an illness of about one week. He was brought from his home in Adams county to the home of his sister here several days ago to receive medical attention. His death was attributed to infantile paralysis.
  The deceased was a son of Amos and Leona Stoutenberry Stoneburner, and he was born in Kirkland township on July 6, 1914, making his age at death 16 years, 1 month and 25 days.
  Surviving are the parents and three sisters, Mrs. Earnst of this city, and Helen and Mabel Stoneburner, at home. One grandfather, Jay Stoutenberry, and a grandmother, Mrs. Sarah Stoneburner, also survive.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, in charge of the Rev. R. C. Wenger, assisted by the Rev. D. M. Byerly. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
  The body will be removed this evening to the home of the parents in Kirkland township, where the private funeral services will be held. The casket will be closed here before removal and will not be reopened.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. I. No. 255.   Tuesday, September 2, 1930.   p. 1, col. 2.

[gravestone of David J. Hoopengardner] 231. pd1011   David J. HOOPENGARDNER 1895 - 1950
[red granite block]
Brother Keystone Woman Is Dead
  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday for John D. Hoopengardner, 54, of 3711 Schele avenue, Fort Wayne, who died at 9:40 a.m. Friday at the Lutheran hospital after an illness of several years. He was a member of the Decatur EUB church.
  Surviving are the wife, Augusta; three sisters, Mrs. Hope Urich, Keystone; Mrs. Lawrence Smith and Mrs. Frank Coulter, both of Fort Wayne; and two brothers, O. G. Hoopengardner, Waco, Tex., and Fred Hoopengardner, Fort Wayne.
  Friends may call at the C. M. Sloan funeral home in Fort Wayne, after 7 p.m. today. Services will be conducted there by the Rev. Dale Stackhouse. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale cemetery west of Decatur.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XX No. 74 Bluffton, Indiana Saturday, January 28, 1950. p.3, col.8.

[gravestone of Augusta Hoopengardner] 232. pd1012   HOOPENGARDNER Augusta Arnold 1893 - 1975
[red granite block]
birth: 23 June 1893 to Albert Arnold and Caroline S. Kruetzman
granddaughter of Frank Arnold and Polly Liby

Obituaries
Augusta A. Hoopengardner
  Mrs. Augusta A. Hoopengardner, 82, Fort Wayne, sister of Earl Arnold, Decatur, died Saturday evening Byron Health Center where she had lived six years.
  She was a retired Fort Wayne General Electric Co. employee.
  Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, where services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery in Adams County.
  She was born in Adams County on June 23, 1893, the daughter of Albert and Caroline Kruetzman-Arnold. She was married to David Hoopengardner in 1917 and he died in 1950. She had resided in Fort Wayne for over 50 years.
  Survivors include the brother and a number of nieces and nephews.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXIII, NO. 271   Monday, November 17, 1975   p. 5, col. 1.

[gravestone of Janice Zimmerman] 233. pd1013   Janice ZIMMERMAN 1930 - 1934
[gray block embedded in concrete base]
Final Rites Held Today
Small Daughter Of Mr. And Mrs. C. M. Zimmerman Died Saturday
  Funeral services were held this afternoon for Janice Marie Zimmerman, three year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Zimmerman of Kirkland township, who died Saturday afternoon at 12:20 o'clock. Services were held at 1:30 o'clock from the home, one half mile west and two miles south of Peterson, and at 2 o'clock at the Pleasant Dale church. Rev. D. W. Garber officiated and burial was made in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
  The child was found dead in bed shortly after noon Saturday. Although ailing from a heart disease, she had not been ill just previous to her death. She had been put to bed for a nap and was found dead by members of the family. Death was due to patent foramen ovale.
  She was born in Kirkland township, February 21, 1931,a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Zimmerman, who survive. Brothers and sisters surviving include Mrs. Ora McAlhaney of Decatur; Mrs. Ralph Wagner (sic) of Monmouth; Mrs. Arden Arnold of Kirkland township; Gerald of Seattle, Washington; Illeen, Verena, Walter, Charlotte, Gregg, Avon and Phyllis, at home.
  The body was removed to the Zimmerman home, Sunday noon from the W. H. Zwick funeral home in this city.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXXII. No. 309.   Monday, December 31, 1934.   p. 1, col. 3.

small sculpted concrete box (planter)

[gravestone of Randolph L. Zimmerman] 234. pd1014   Randolph L. ZIMMERMAN June 12 1948 Aug. 9, 1948
[small gray granite block]

Zimmerman Infant's Funeral Wednesday
  Funeral services for Randolph Zimmerman, two-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Zimmerman, who died Monday at the home in Constantine, Mich., will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Pleasant Dale church. The Rev. Russel Weller will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XLVI. No. 188.   Tuesday, August 10, 1948   p. 1, col. 4.

small sculpted concrete box (planter)

[gravestone of Dixie McAlhana] 235. pd1015   Dixie Inf. 1929
[small gray upright slab]
{Dixie McAlhana, from cemetery map}

large concrete urn (planter)

[gravestone of Alverda and James Stonerook] 236. pd1016   STONEROOK Alverda 1887 - 1977 James 1890 - 1961
[long gray granite block]
James Stonerook Dies This Morning
  James Stonerook, 71, of 127 South Ninth street, owner and operator of the Home Laundry at the same residence, died at 7:20 o'clock this morning at the Adams county memorial hospital.
  His death was attributed to complications following a serious illness of six weeks. He had been a patient at Parkview memorial hospital in Fort Wayne for five weeks, returning home about a week ago. He was removed to the local hospital Tuesday morning after his condition became critical.
  Born in Martinsburg, Pa., March 14, 1890, he was a son of Moses and Nancy Smouse-Stonerook, and had lived in Decatur for nearly 50 years. He was married to Miss Alverda Burkett July 11, 1912.
  Mr. Stonerook had operated the Home Laundry for more than 16 years. He was a member of the Trinity Evangelical United Brethren church.
  Only survivors in addition to his wife are two nephews, Ed Boknecht of Fort Wayne, and Bob Boknecht of Barrington, Ill.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Black funeral home, the Rev. J. O. Penrod officiating, assisted by the Rev. John Mishler. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LIX. No. 298. Decatur, Indiana, Wednesday, December 20, 1961. p.1, col.6.
Alverda K. Stonerook
  Mrs. Alverda K. Stonerook, 89, died this morning at the Decatur Community Care Center.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXXIV, No. 80 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, April 5, 1977. p.1, col.6.

Obituaries
Alverda K. Stonerook
  Mrs. Alverda K. Stonerook, 89, a resident of the Decatur Community Care Center, died at 3:50 a.m. today at the Care Center, following an extended illness.
  Mrs. Stonerook and her late husband, James, owned and operated the Home Laundry on Ninth St. from 1940 to 1962.
  Born Nov. 9, 1887, in Kansas, she was the daughter of George and Elizabeth Kistler-Burkett, and was married to James Stonerook. He died in December of 1961.
  Survivors include two nephews, Edward Boknecht, Fort Wayne, Robert Boknecht, Barrington, Ill., one sister, Mrs. Esther M. Boknecht, Laguna Hills, Calif. One brother preceded her in death.
  Mrs. Stonerook was a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church.
  Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral Home with Rev. C. Albert Nunery officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXXIV, No. 80 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, April 5, 1977. p.8A, col.1.

[gravestone of Katherine and Samuel Leyse] 237. pd1017   LEYSE Katherine O. 1872 - 1943 Samuel J. 1873 - 1949
[long gray granite block]

Samuel Leyse Dies Tuesday Afternoon
Kirkland Township Resident Is Dead
  Samuel Leyse, 76, well-known Kirkland township retired farmer died at the Bluffton Clinic hospital Tuesday afternoon at 2:15 o'clock. He had been ill three weeks. Death resulted from a cerebral hemorrhage.
  Mr. Leyse was born in Fulton county, a son of Lurs and Elizabeth Strahm-Leyse. He came to Adams county when still a youth and resided here the rest of his life. He was married to Catherine Foige March 23, 1895. Mrs. Leyse died June 2, 1943.
  The following children survive:
  Mrs. Floyd Gahan, New York, N. Y.; Mrs. Frank Arnold, Adams county; Mrs. Lowell Arnold, Fort Wayne; Mrs. L. V. Mulligan, St. Louis, Mo.; Ralph Leyse and John Leyse, both of Adams county. One daughter is deceased. Seven grandchildren and one great grandchild also survive.
  The following sisters and brother also survive:
  Mrs. Albert Geisel, Adams county; Mrs. Frank Peterson, Decatur; Mrs. Jesse Shafer, Ossian, and Jacob Leyse, Bluffton. Two sisters and one brother are dead.
  Mr. Leyse was a member of the Church of the Brethren. The body will be removed from the Jahn funeral home in Bluffton to the residence in Kirkland township, where friends may call tonight.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Pleasant Dale church in Kirkland township and burial will be in the church cemetery. The Rev. J. F. Brite will officiate.


Samuel Leyse Dies At Hospital Here
  Samuel Leyse, 76, retired farmer of Kirkland township, Adams county, died at 2:15 Tuesday afternoon at the Clinic hospital after an illness of 17 days. Death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage.
  The decedent was born Jan. 29, 1873 in Fulton county to Lurs and Elizabeth Strahm Leyse. His marriage to Katherine Foige took place March 23, 1895 in Adams county. Her death occured June 23, 1943.
  Mr. Leyse was a member of the Church of the Brethren in Kirkland township.
  Surviving are two sons; Ralph and John, both of Decatur; four daughters, Mrs. Floyd Gahman, of New York City, Mrs. Frank Arnold, of Decatur, Mrs. Lowell Arnold, of Fort Wayne, Mrs. L. F. Mulligan, of St. Louis; one brother, Jacob Leyse, of Bluffton rural route; three sisters, Mrs. Albert Geisel, of Decatur route 4, Mrs. Frank Peterson, of Decatur, and Mrs. Jesse Shafer, of Ossian; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. One daughter, two sisters, and one brother are deceased.
  The body was taken from the Jahn funeral home this afternoon to the residence in Kirkland township.
  Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 o'clock at the Pleasantdale church, with Rev. J. F. Bright officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XIX No. 214   Wednesday, July 13, 1949.   p. 1, col. 5.

Death Summons Kirkland Woman
Mrs. Catherine Leyse, 71, Dies Early Today; Funeral To Be Friday
  Mrs. Catherine Leyse, 71, wife of Samuel J. Leyse, died at 3:15 a.m. today at her home, one mile west and one-half [mile] south of the Kirkland high school in Kirkland township, Adams county, following an illness of three years from paralysis and complications.
  Born in Allen county June 1, 1872, the decedent was the daughter of John and Elizabeth Schneider Oehler. Her marriage Mar. 23, 1895 in Kirkland township was to Samuel Leyse. She was a resident of Adams county for 68 years.
  Surviving besides the husband are four daughters, Mrs. Ruth Gahman, of New York City, Mrs. Nora Arnold, near Decatur, Mrs. Mabel Arnold, of Fort Wayne, and Miss Elizabeth Leyse, of Sheppard Field, Tex.; two sons, John and Ralph Leyse, both near Decatur; five grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Betty Stolte, Mrs. Margaret Stolte, Mrs. Lena Lehman, and Mrs. Sophia Felt, all of Fort Wayne, two brothers, John Oehler, of Angola, and Fred Oehler, of Allen county. A daughter, three sisters and a brother are deceased.
  The body will be taken late this evening from the Jahn funeral home to the residence.
  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, of which Mrs. Leyse was a member, in charge of Rev. Russell Weller. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XIV, No. 179.   Wednesday, June 2, 1943.   p. 5, col. 2.

[gravestone of Frances E. Leyse] 238. pd1018   Frances E. LEYSE 1901 - 1926
[red granite block]

Young Lady Is Called By Death
Miss Frances Esther Leyse, Of Kirkland Township, Dies Early This Morning
  Miss Frances Esther Leyse, 23, of Kirkland township, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Leyse, at 3:15 o'clock this morning after an illness of several months, due to tuberculosis. Miss Leyse had been suffering from the disease since last June.
  Frances Esther Leyse was born in Kirkland township, December 24, 1902. She was the daughter of Samuel and Katie Voight Leyse. She received her early education in the Kirkland township schools. After being graduated from the Kirkland schools, Miss Leyse accepted a position in Fort Wayne where she resided until her health failed last June. She returned to her parental home in this county and her condition grew steadily worse until death relieved her this morning.
  Miss Leyse is survived by her father and mother and the following brothers and sisters; Mrs. Floyd Graham, New York; Mrs. Frank Arnold, near Decatur; Mabel and Elizabeth Leyse, at home and Ralph and John Leyse at home.
  Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Pleasant Dale church. Burial will take place in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXIV. Number 216.   Monday, September 13, 1926.   p. 1, col. 3.

MISS FRANCES E. LEYSE DIES EARLY TODAY
DEATH CLAIMS POPULAR YOUNG WOMAN--FUNERAL WEDNESDAY AT PLEASANT DALE
  Miss Frances Esther Leyse, 23, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Leyse, living two miles east of Craigville, Kirkland township, Adams county, this morning at 3:15 o'clock. She had been ill with the flu since January and following the flu, complications of ulcers and tuberculosis of the bowels developed which caused her death.
  Miss Leyse was born in Kirkland township, Adams county, December 24, 1902, the daughter of Samuel and Katie Boigt Leyse. She was educated in the Kirkland township schools and following her graduation she held a position in Fort Wayne until the first of June, when illness developed and she was brought to the home of her parents. Surviving besides the parents are four sisters, Mrs. Floyd Gahman, of New York; Mrs. Frank Arnold, of near Decatur; Miss Mable Leyse and Miss Elizabeth Leyse, both at home and two brothers, Ralph and John, both at home.
  She was a highly este[e]med young woman and a wide circle of friends extend sympathy to the bereaved family.
  Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Pleasant Dale church. Burial will be made at the church cemetery.
Bluffton Evening News   Thirty-Fourth Year, No. 294   Monday, September 13, 1926   p. 1, col. 1.

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[gravestone of Hazel and Alice Ernst] 239. pd1019   Sister, Hazel M. ERNST 1895 - 1928 Rest in Peace, Baby Alice 1920
[small gray granite block with polished trim]

Hazel M. Ernest Expires Today
Former Decatur Woman Dies Of Heart Trouble At Craigville
  Hazel Marie Ernst, 33, wife of Merlin Ernst, died at her home in Craigville at 3 o'clock this morning, following an eight week's illness from heart trouble. Mrs. Ernst was well known in Craigville and vicinity and in Adams county, being a former resident of Decatur. She was a daughter of W. D. and Carrie Dettinger Hower. Her father lives at Bluffton.
  Mrs. Ernst had resided in Wells county for the last 3 years, moving to Craigville from this city. She was born in Adams county, April 28, 1895. On September 21, 1921, she was united in marriage to Merlin Ernst, of Craigville.
  Besides the father and husband, she is survived by one son, Paul Ernst, age 11. One daughter died in infancy. A brother, Chester Hower, of Griffith, Indiana, and a sister Irene Abbott of Sturgis, Michigan, also survive.
  Mrs. Ernst was a member of the Craigville United Brethren church. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the U. B. church, Craigville, the Rev. Frank Myers officiating. Burial will be made in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXVI. No. 152.   Wednesday, June 27, 1928   p. 1, col. 7.

MRS MARLIN ERNST DIES AT CRAIGVILLE
WELL KNOWN LADY SUCCUMBS AT HOME THERE FROM HEART TROUBLE
  Mrs. Hazel Marie Ernst, 33, died at 8 o'clock this morning at her home at Craigville, following an eight weeks' illness, suffering from heart trouble. Mrs. Ernst is well known in the Craigville vicinity and at Decatur. She is the daughter of W. D. Hower of this city.
  Mrs. Ernst has been a resident of Wells county and the Craigville vicinity for the past 8 years coming to that locality from Decatur. She is the daughter of W. D. Hower of this city and was born in Adams county, April 28, 1895. She was united in marriage to Merlin Ernst at Decatur on September 21, 1916. Surviving besides the father and husband is one son, Paul, at home. One daughter died in infancy.
  A brother, Chester Hower, of Griffith, Ind., and a sister, Irene Abbott, of Sturgis, Mich., also survive. The deceased was a member of the United Brethren church of Craigville.
  Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Craigville U. B. church and Rev. Frank Myers will officiate with burial in Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening Banner   Vol. XXIV. No. 188.   Wednesday, June 27, 1928   p. 1, col. 4.

MRS. MELVIN ERNST CLAIMED BY DEATH
DIES AT CRAIGVILLE OF HEART DISEASE--FUNERAL FRIDAY.
  Death came at 8:35 o'clock this morning to Mrs. Merlin Ernst, 33, at her home in Craigville after an illness of eight week[s]. Death was due to heart disease.
  Hazel Marie Ernst was born in Adams county April 28, 1895, the daughter of W. D. Hower and Carrie Detting Hower. The marriage to Merlin Ernst took place at Decatur September 21, 1916. Surviving besides the husband are the son, Paul, age 11, the father, residing on West Wiley Avenue, this city, a brother, Chester Hower, of Griffth, Ind., and a sister, Irene Abbott, of Sturgis, Mich. A daughter died in infancy.
  The deceased was a member of the United Brethren church.
  The funeral services will be held at the U. B. church at Craigville at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon. Rev. Frank Myers will have charge. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Bluffton Evening News   Thirty-Sixth Year No. 229.   Wednesday, June 27, 1928   p. 1, col, 5.

ERNST CHILD DIES
  A baby boy born at 6 o'clock Thursday morning to Mr. and Mrs. Don Ernst, of Peterson, died a few hours later. The funeral service is being held this afternoon at the residence and burial will be at the Pleasantdale cemetery. The babe is a grandchild of George A. Ernst, who died Wednesday and whose funeral is to be held tomorrow at Pleasantdale.
The Evening Banner   Vol. XXVI. No. 162.   Friday, May 29, 1925.   p. 1, col. 1.

[gravestone of Evelyn and David Reidt] 240. pd1020   REIDT Evelyn M. 1926 - ____ David J. 1914 - 1987
brass plaque on east side: David J. Reidt PFC US Army World War II Nov 1, 1914 Jul 17, 1987
west side inscription: Our Sons Ronald, Raymond, Norman
[polished black granite upright on black granite base with U.S. flag in 1941-1945 holder]

David J. Reidt
  David J. Reidt, 72, Craigville, a retired Fort Wayne General Electric Co. member, died at 11:40 p.m. Friday in Wells Community Hospital, Bluffton.
  He was a member of Craigville United Methodist Church and a veteran of World War II. Born in Fort Wayne on Nov. 1, 1914, he was the son of Christian and Lula Deturk-Reidt, and was married May 17, 1945, to Evelyn Mankey; she survives.
  Also surviving are three sons, Ronald E., Portland; Raymond D., Craigville; Norman L., Murray; six grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Clifford (Dorothy) Brown, route 2 Berne; Mrs. Rod (Marjorie) Forrester, Elkhart; Irene Reidt, Fort Wayne; three brothers, Arthur, Columbia City; Jack, Fort Wayne; and Donald, Fort Wayne.
  Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Thoma-Rich Funeral Home, Bluffton, Rev. Mike Overpeck and Rev. Stephanie Hill officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home today from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday after 2 p.m. Memorials are to the church.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXXXV, No. 168   Saturday, July 18, 1987   p. 7, col. 4 & 5.
Deaths
David J. Reidt, 72, of Rural Craigville, Dies; Rites Monday
  Rural Craigville resident David J. Reidt, 72, died at 11:40 p.m. Friday at Wells Community Hospital, where he had been admitted two days earlier. He had suffered a stroke Dec. 14, 1986.
  A veteran of World War II, he retired in 1977 after 32 years of service at General Electric Co. in Fort Wayne.
  He was a member of Craigville United Methodist Church.
  Born Nov. 1, 1914 in Fort Wayne, he was a son of Christian B. and Lula May Deturk Reidt. His marriage to Evelyn May Mankey, who survives, took place in Wells County May 17, 1945.
  Survivors include three sons, Raymond D. Reidt of Craigville, Norman L. Reidt of Murray and Ronald E Reidt of Portland; three sisters, Mrs. Clifford (Dorothy) Brown of Berne Route 2, Mrs. Rod (Marjorie) Forrester of Elkhart and Irene Reidt of Fort Wayne; three brothers, Jack Reidt and Donald Reidt, both of Fort Wayne and Arthur Reidt of Columbia City and six grandchildren.
  The body is at Thoma-Rich Funeral Home, where friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Rev. Mick Overpeck and Rev. Stephanie Hill will conduct services there at 1:30 p.m. Monday, and burial will be at Pleasant Dale Church Cemetery.
  Preferred memorials are to the Craigville United Methodist Church.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LVI No. 218   Saturday, July 18, 1987   p. 3, col. 1.

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[gravestone of George and Eliza Ernst] 241. pd1021   ERNST George A. 1858 - 1925 Eliza J. his wife 1863 - 1918
[polished gray granite upright on gray granite base]

Farmer Dies of Heart Trouble
George Albert Ernst Dies Suddenly At Home In Wells County
  George Albert Ernst, age 67, of Lancaster township, Wells county, died yesterday afternoon at his home. Death was due to heart trouble. The deceased was well known in Decatur and Adams county, having many relatives near this city. His wife preceded him in death seven years ago.
  Mrs. Ernst was born in Ashland county, Ohio, in 1858. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Ernst and when still a young man, the family moved to Indiana, settling near the Adams-Wells county line where the deceased lived most of his life.
  Mr. Ernst has been a farmer all his life, the occupation followed by his father. Surviving him are his children, Mrs. Norma[?] Bowman, of Bluffton; Mrs. Iona Best, of Woodriver, Ill.; Mr. Don Ernst, of Peterson and Eunice Humerickhouse, of Curryville. James Ernst, of Peterson, a brother and two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Drumm, of Plymouth, and Mrs. Dora Kidd of Curryville, survive.
  Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Pleasant Dale church and interment will be made at the cemetery of that church. Mr. Ernst, until the time of his death, was a member and staunch worker of the Pleasant Dale Methodist (sic) church.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXIII. Number 127.   Thursday, May 28, 1925,   p. 1, col. 5.

GEORGE ERNST IS CLAIMED BY DEATH
PASSED AWAY LAST NIGHT AT HOME OF DAUGHTER, MRS. DIAS BOWMAN.
  George Ernst, aged 67 years, died at 11:55 o'clock Wednesday night, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Dias Bowman, living along the Lancaster road, this city.
  Death was attributed to heart disease, following an illness of about one year.
  The deceased spent the greater part of his life in Adams County, at Peterson and vicinity, and owned a home at Peterson. He was held in high esteem in that community. He had made his home with the Bowmans for the past six months.
  The wife preceded him in death, and surviving are four children, Mrs. Nettie Bowman, wife of Dias Bowman, this city; Mrs. Iona Best, wife of C. E. Best, of Wood River, Ill.; Mrs. Eunice Humerickhouse, wife of William Humerickhouse, of Curryville, and Donald Ernst, of Peterson.
  Brothers and sisters surviving are Mrs. Dora Kidd, of Plymouth, Ind.; Mrs. Elizabeth Drum of Curryville; and Memes Ernst, of Peterson. One brother, Charles, is deceased.
  Funeral services will be held Saturday, with short services at the house at one o'clock, whence the cortege will go to the Pleasant Dale church, east of Curryville, for services at 2 o'clock. Burial will be at the cemetery adjacent to the church.
Bluffton Evening News   Thirty-Third Year, No. 204   Thursday, May 28, 1925   p. 1, col. 4.

GEORGE A. ERNST CALLED BY DEATH
AGED RESIDENT OF WELLS COUNTY SUCCUMBS TO HEART TROUBLE
  George Albert Ernst, aged 67, died late Wednesday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. D. E. Bowman, west of the city, on the Lancaster pike, after an extended illness from heart trouble.
  Mr. Ernst was born in Ashland county, Ohio, and came to Wells county when a young man, establishing a home near Curryville. After the death of Mrs. Ernst he lived with his children. The children are: Mrs. Nettie Bowman, Mrs. Iona Best, of Woodriver, Ill., Don Ernst, of Peterson, and Eunice Humerickhouse, of Curryville. A brother, James Ernst, of Peterson, and two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Dunn, Curryville, and Mrs. Dora Kidd, of Plymouth, also survive.
  The funeral service will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Pleasant Dale M. E. church. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening Banner   Vol. XXVI. No. 161.   Thursday, May 28, 1925   p. 1, col. 6.

Mrs. Ernst Dead
Wife of George Ernst, of Peterson, Died at an Early Hour.
Bad Case of Dropsy
Body Reached the Weight of Nearly Five Hundred Pounds.
  Eliza Ball Ernst, wife of George Ernst, of Peterson, died this morning at six o'clock. Death resulted from a long and peculiar ailment, the result of which was an extreme dropsical condition. So severe was the dropsical condition that her body had assumed a weight of nearly five hundred pounds, and so aggravated was the case, that in giving relief by tapping, the physician at one time drew thirteen and a half gallons of water from the tissues of her body.
  Mrs. Ernst, however, had been bedfast only since Sunday when she grew much worse. Her suffering is said to have been very intense, and death was a great relief.
  Mrs. Ernst was fifty-five years of age. She was born April 25, 1863, in Wells county. She is a daughter of Mrs. Sarah Ball, of Magley; and of the late James Ball.
  The deceased was married September 20, 1885, to George Ernst, who with the following children is bereft: Nettie Bell Bowman, Bluffton; Iona Best and Don Ernst, Sorento, Ill.; Eunice, at home.
  Mrs. Ernst has one brother, Grant Ball, who lives at Magley.
  She was a member of the Beulah Methodist church, and was a woman of Christian character.
  The funeral will be Friday afternoon at two o'clock, from the home, with burial at Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XVI. Number 161.   Wednesday Evening, July 10, 1918.   p. 8, col. 5.

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242. pd1022   {Emma Liby body, gravestone in row 9}

[gravestone of Lulu, Audrey, and Homer Arnold] 243. pd1023   ARNOLD Lulu 1900 - 1976 Audrey Jirene July 19-20, 1919 Homer W. 1898 - 1990
[polished red granite upright on red granite base]
{After Lulu died, Homer married Lela, Peck Arnold's widow.}

Former Decatur Businessman, Homer W. Arnold Dies at 91
  Homer W. Arnold, 92, of Decatur Route 2, former Decatur businessman and a leader in the agriculture field, died at 8:30 p.m. Sunday at Adams County Hospital.
  A lifelong Adams County resident and prominent retired Kirkland Twp., Adams County, farmer, he was a former partner and manager of Decatur Ready-Mix from 1952 to 1972. He was active in many agriculture programs and was a life member of the Adams County Farm Bureau.
  Mr. Arnold was a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church, of which he was a former trustee and was a Sunday school teacher. He was instrumental in organization of the Adams Central School District, serving on its first school board.
  Born March 11, 1891 in Adams County, he was a son of William and Anna Hower Arnold. His first marriage was March 15, 1919 to Lulu Byerly, who died May 31, 1976. He was married Aug. 19, 1980 to Lela Schlickman, who survives.
  Surviving, in addition to the wife, are five sons, Stanley D. Arnold of Decatur Route 6, Eugene B. Arnold of Decatur Route 4, Don H. Arnold of Milford, Bill L. Arnold of Wabash Route 5 and Homer Junior Arnold of Berne, and three stepsons, Darrel Arnold of Decatur Route 2, Jim E. Arnold of Decatur Route 4 and Harold Arnold of Monroe.
  One brother, Vernon Arnold of Benson, Ariz.; two sisters, Mary Arnold and Mrs. True (Elsie) Andrews, both of Decatur, 19 grandchildren and 10 step-grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, 17 step-great-grandchildren and one step great-great-granddaughter.
  Calling will be from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Haggard and Armes Funeral Home at Decatur.
  The body will lie in state from 9:30 a.m. Wednesday until the services at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mark's United Methodist Church. Rev. James S. Hook and Rev. Norman Replogle will officiate, and burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Preferred memorials are to St. Mark's Church or Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LIX No. 57   Tuesday, January 9, 1990   p. 3, col. 1.

Lulu Arnold
  Mrs. Lulu Byerly-Arnold, 76, route 2, Decatur (S. 13th St.), died at 5:15 p.m. Monday at the Meadowvale Skilled Care Center, Bluffton, after an extended illness.
  A homemaker and retired employee of the Adams County Memorial Hospital, she was a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church. She was born on March 17, 1900 in Kirkland Township in Adams County, the daughter of Daniel M. and Dora Husson-Byerly, and was married on March 15, 1919 to Homer W. Arnold, who survives.
  Also surviving are five sons, Stanley D. Arnold of route 6, Eugene B. Arnold of route 4, Don H. Arnold of Milford, Homer Arnold of route 2 and Bill L. Arnold of route 5, Wabash; two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Mabel) Neuenschwander and Mrs. William (Glennys) Schwartz, both of Fort Wayne; one brother, Lloyd Byerly, route 4; 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. A daughter, six brothers and a sister preceded her in death.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral Home, Rev. Fuhrman Miller in charge, and burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 tonight. Preferred memorials are to the St. Mark's United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXIV, NO. 129   Tuesday, June 1, 1976   p. 2, col. 3.

244. pd1024   {Homer & Lula Arnold Infant, from cemetery map, but no stone in 1998}

[gravestone Dolores and Loyd Byerly] 245. pd1025   BYERLY Dolores 1908 - 1984 Loyd L. 1905 - 1985
[upright polished gray granite on gray granite base]

Loyd L. Byerly
  A well-known Kirkland Township resident, Loyd L. Byerly, 79, route 1, Monroe, died at 11:30 p.m. Saturday of a sudden and unexpected heart attack at home.
  He was born in Adams County on July 17, 1905 to Daniel and Dora Husson-Byerly and married the former Delores Buckmaster in Kirkland Township on May 23, 1931. She died April 14, 1984.
  He was a retired farmer and former maintenance man at the Caylor-Nickel Medical Center in Bluffton and a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  He was also the church's Sunday School superintendent, a Sunday School teacher, and the former treasurer of the Pleasant Dale Cemetery Association.
  In politics, he was a former Republican precinct committeeman.
  He also was a former president of the Kirkland Township Farm Bureau and a 4-H leaser (sic) [leader] for many years.
  Survivors include a son, Dee M. Byerly of route 5, Wabash; a daughter, Mrs. Jim (Mary Ellen) Arnold of route 4; two sisters -- Mabel Neuenschwander and Mrs. William (Glennys) Schwartz, both of Fort Wayne; seven grandchildren; and eight great- grandchildren.
  Six brothers, and two sisters preceded him in death.
  His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Pleasant Dale church, with Rev. John D. Mishler officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Visiting hours are 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Winteregg-Linn and Haggard Funeral Home, but his body will also lie in state for an hour prior to the service at the church.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXXXIII, No. 107 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Monday, May 6, 1985 p.5A, col.1

Former Clinic Employee, Loyd Byerly, 79, Dies Suddenly
  A former maintenance employee at Clinic Hospital, Loyd L. Byerly, 79, died suddenly and unexpectedly of a heart attack at 11:30 p.m. Saturday at his home on Monroe Route 1.
  Also a retired farmer, Mr. Byerly retired from his position at Clinic Hospital in 1971.
  Mr. Byerly, who was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, was a teacher and Sunday school superintendent for many years. He was treasurer of the Pleasant Dale Cemetery Association, a former 4-H leader and president of the Kirkland Twp. Farm Bureau and a Republican percinct (sic) committeeman.
  A son of Daniel and Dora Husson Byerly, he was born July 17, 1905, in Adams County. His marriage to Dolores Buckmaster, who died April 14, 1984, took place in Kirkland Twp. May 23, 1931.
  Surviving are a son, Dee M. Byerly of Wabash Route 5; a daughter, Mrs. Jim (Mary Ellen) Arnold of Decatur Route 4; two sisters, Mrs. Mable Neuenschwander and Mrs. William (Glennys) Schwartz, both of Fort Wayne, seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
  Calling at the Winteregg-Linn and Haggard Funeral Home in Decatur will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
  At the 9:30 a.m. Wednesday the body will be taken to the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren for services there at 10:30 a.m. in charge of Rev. John Mishler. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. No. LV 157   Monday, May 6, 1985   p. 3, col. 1.

Dolores Byerly
  Services for Dolores Byerly, 76, route 1, Monroe, a retired school teacher and homemaker, will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with Rev. Norman L. Replogle officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Friends my call at the Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral Home from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and the body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services. Memorials are to the Pleasant Dale Church Building Fund.
  The prominent Adams County resident was dead on arrival at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Adams County Memorial Hospital after being stricken at her home earlier in the morning.
  ;Mrs. Byerly began her teaching career at the Smith School in Kirkland Township, later teaching two years in the Decatur school system. She then taught school at Rieneker and Brandyberry schools in Washington Township and completed her career at Adams Central Elementary School, with 32 years of service, retiring in 1972.
  She was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, the Women's Fellowship of the church, the Indiana State Teachers Association, and the Adams County Retired Teachers Asociation.
  Born in Decatur on Feb. 1, 1908, she was the daughter of Richardson and Rachel Beavers-Buckmaster, and was united in marriage to Loyd L. Byerly on May 23, 1931, in Kirkland Township, he survives.
  Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Jim (Mary Ellen) Arnold, route 4, Decatur; a son, Dee M. Byerly, route 5, Wabash, seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Two brothers and one sister preceded her in death.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXXXII, No. 90 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Monday, April 16, 1984 p.2A, col.1

Mrs. Loyd (Dolores) Byerly, 76, Retired Teacher, Dies Suddenly
  Retired Adams County teacher, Mrs. Loyd (Dolores) Byerly, 76, was dead on arrival at Decatur Hospital at 9:30 a.m. Saturday after having suffered what was believed to be a heart attack at her home on Monroe Route 1.
  Mrs. Byerly retired in 1972 after having been in the teaching profession for a period of 32 years. She had been a fourth grade teacher in the Adams Central Elementary School for a number of years.
  A member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, Mrs. Byerly was also a member of its Women's Fellowship, and held memberships in the Indiana State Teachers Association and the Adams County Retired Teachers Association.
  Born Feb. 1, 1908 in Decatur, she was a daughter of Richardson and Rachel Beavers Buckmaster. Her marriage to Loyd Byerly, who survives, took place May 23, 1931. Mr. Byerly was formerly a maintenance employee at Caylor-Nickel Clinic.
  Surviving also are a son, Dee M. Byerly of Wabash Route 5; a daughter, Mrs. Jim (Mary Ellen) Arnold of Decatur Route 4, who is an LPN at Clinic Hospital, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
  Calling from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today is at the Winteregg-Linn and Haggard Funeral Home in Decatur.
  At 1 p.m. Tuesday the body will be taken to the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren with services there at 2 p.m. in charge of Rev. Norman L. Replogle. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
  Memorials have been designated to the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren Building Fund.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LIV No. 141   Monday, April 16, 1984   p. 3, col. 1.

[gravestone of Byerly infant daughter] 246. pd1026   Infant dau. of L. & D. BYERLY 1942
[small white marble block]

Byerly Infant Is Buried This Morning
  Private funeral services were held at the Jahn funeral home in Bluffton this morning for the infant daughter of Lloyd and Delores Buckmaster-Byerly, of Kirkland township, still-born at the Clinic hospital in Bluffton Wednesday.
  Surviving besides the parents are a brother and sister. Burial was in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XL. No. 203. Decatur, Indiana, Thursday, August 27, 1942. p.1, col.5

Byerly Baby Is Born Dead at Hospital Here
  Roxie Diane Byerly, a daughter, was born dead Wednesday at the Clinic hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Byerly, of Kirkland township. Adams county. The mother's condition is reported fair.
  The mother was formerly Delores Buckmaster. There are two other children in the home.
  Private funeral services were held at 10 a.m. today at the Jahn funeral home and burial was in the Pleasant Dale cemetery in Kirkland township.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XIII. No. 252.   Thursday, August 27, 1942.   p. 1, col. 7.

[gravestone of Matthew Steven Byerly] 247. pd1027   Matthew Steven BYERLY February 29, 1980 Infant son of Steve and Tina
[small red granite block]

Obituaries
(See Page 2)
Matthew Steven Byerly
  Matthew Steven Byerly, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Byerly, route 1, Monroe, was stillborn Friday at the Adams County Memorial Hospital.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXVIII, NO. 52   Saturday, March 1, 1980   p. 1, col. 3.

Matthew Steven Byerly
  Matthew Steven Byerly, son of Steven and Tina Ratcliff-Byerly, route 1, Monroe, was stillborn at 1:50 a.m. Friday at the Adams County Memorial Hospital.
  The father is employed with the Adams County Co-op Lumber Co. in Monroe as a building estimator. The parents are also members of the Monroe United Brethren Church.
  Also surviving are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dee M. Byerly, route 5, Wabash; the maternal grandparents, Kay A. Ratcliff, Roanoke; Florine Smith, Fort Wayne; the paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Byerly, route 1, Monroe; the maternal great- grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ora Ratcliff, route 6, Decatur; and Mr. and Mrs. Noah Hirschy, route 1, Monroe.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Zwick Funeral Home, with Rev. M.C. Macklin officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery and friends may call at the funeral home after noon Monday.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXVIII, NO. 52   Saturday, March 1, 1980   p. 2, col. 7 & 8.

gap of 2 lots
248. pd1028   {Steve Byerly, on cemetery map}
{Tenna Byerly, on cemetery map}

[gravestone of Gloria and Larry Settle] 249. pd1029   SETTLE Bingaman, Gloria "Jeannie" July 4, 1946 __________
Larry "Butch" Sept. 27, 1944 - Aug. 20, 1987
brass plaque on west side of monument: Larry G. Settle Sgt US Marine Corps Vietnam Sept 27 1944 Aug 20 1987
[upright polished black marble on black marble base with U.S. flag in U.S. Vietnam Veteran holder]

Crash claims county man
  Larry J. Settle, 42, route 1, Monroe, driver for Smith Brothers Furniture Co., at Berne, was killed in the crash of his Smith Brothers tractor-trailer truck at 4:34 p.m. Thursday (eastern time) a few miles north of Harlan, Kentucky.
  He was pronounced dead at the scene near the community of Rosspoint, Kentucky after the truck crossed US 119, went through a guardrail, and fell down a 60-foot embankment before stopping 100 feet from the Cumberland River, according to a representative of the Kentucky State Police.
  Mr. Settle was alone in the truck.
  The vehicle was declared a total loss and its cargo of furniture was heavily damaged. Diesel fuel leaked from the truck, but there was no fire.
  The accident was investigated by the Kentucky State Police.
  Larry Jean Settle was born in Wells County on September 27, 1944 to Lloyd and Dorothy Wilson-Settle and married the former Gloria Jean Robison on July 12, 1964 in Bluffton. His wife survives, as does his mother, a resident of Bluffton.
  He was a Vietnam War veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and was the first Wells County soldier to depart for Vietnam. He served a 13-month tour of duty.
  He was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren and lived at route 1, Monroe for 20 years.
  Other survivors include a daughter, Michelle Renee Settle, and a son, Thomas Dale Settle, both at home; two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Sue) Smith of Portland and Mrs. Milton (Shirley) Short of Bluffton; and two brothers, Robert Settle of Markle and Fred Settle of Pennville.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, Rev.
(continued on back page)
[photo]
Larry J. Settle [photo caption]
Crash
(continued from front page)
Norman Replogle officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jim Arnold, Jay Spann, Robert Neuenschwander, Chuck Huffman, Russell Waltmire, and Glen Yager. Honorary pallbearers will be Ron Hoffman, Wayne Byerly, Wayne Vardaman, Bob Mitchel, Lynn Dustman, and Bob Dressel.
  There will be military graveside services following the funeral service.
  Visitation is from 2-9 p.m. Saturday at Zwick-Boltz and Jahn Funeral Home and 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the church. Preferred memorials are gifts to the church's building fund.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXXXV, No. 197   Friday, August 21, 1987   p. 1, col. 1; p. 12, col. 1.

Larry Settle, 42, Dies in Truck Accident; Mother Bluffton Resident
  Son of Mrs. Dorothy Settle of Bluffton, Larry J. Settle, 42, of Monroe Route 1, lost his life in a truck accident which occurred late Thursday afternoon in Harlan County, Kentucky.
  According to reports, Mr. Settle was driving a semi-truck for Smith Brothers Furniture Co., of Berne and was near Lexington, Ky., making the last of his deliveries when the accident occurred.
  It is thought that he possible (sic) suffered a heart attack at the time he lost control of the semi rig. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
  The first Wells County man to serve in Vietnam, Mr. Settle was a member of the Marine Corps.
  Born Sept. 27, 1944 in Wells County, he was a son of the late Lloyd Settle, and Dorothy Wilson Settle of Bluffton. His marriage to Gloria Jean Robison, who survives, took place in Bluffton July 12, 1964.
  In addition to the wife and mother, surviving are a daughter, Michelle Renee Settle, a son, Thomas Dale Settle, both at home; two brothers, Robert Settle of Markle and Fred Settle of Pennville, and two sisters, Mrs. Robert (Sue) Smith of Portland and Mrs. Milton (Shirley) Short of Bluffton.
  Friends will be received after 2 p.m. Saturday at the Zwick-Boltz and Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur.
  At 1 p.m. Sunday the body will be taken to the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, of which Mr. Settle was a member, for services at 2 p.m. Rev. Norman Replogle will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the church cemetery with military graveside rites.
  Preferred are memorials to the church building fund.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LVI No. 247   Friday, August 21, 1987   p. 3, col. 1.

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[gravestone of Shirley and Roger Roth] 250. pd1030   ROTH Shirley A. 1945 - 1993 Married Nov. 2, 1963 Roger F. 1942 - ____
east side of marker: Roth Our Children: Kimberly, James
[upright polished gray granite marker on gray granite base]

Shirley A. Roth
  Shirley A. Roth, 47, rural Decatur, died Tuesday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, after a long illness.
  She was born on January 30, 1945 in Mercer County, Ohio to Harold and Dorothy Zimmerman White. Her father is deceased; her mother lives in Willshire, Ohio. She married Roger F. Roth on November 2, 1963; he also survives.
  She was the former custodian at Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, a homemaker, and an employee of Clouse's Supermarket in Willshire in the 1960's.
  She was a member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren and its Women's Fellowship and served as the church pianist. She also was a member of the Monroe Fire Department's Ladies Auxiliary.
  Other survivors include a son, James R. Roth, rural Decatur; a daughter, Mrs. Jeff (Kimberly J.) McDonald, Decatur; two sisters, Mrs. Steve (Linda) Ford, Celina, Ohio, and Mrs. Ronald (Karen) Heiser, rural Decatur; three brothers, David White, Rockford, Ohio; Robert White, Magley; and Ralph White, Willshire; and a granddaughter.
  Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, Rev. Norman L. Replogle officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery, with Todd Riley, Tony Helser, Scott White, Aaron White, Ben Ford, Travis White, and Alex White as pallbearers. Visiting hours are 7-9 p.m. today and 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday in Zwick-Sefton and Jahn Funeral Home and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday in the church. Preferred memorials are to the church's organ fund.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XCI, No. 4   Wednesday, January 6, 1993.   p. 2, col. 1.
Mrs. Roger (Shirley A.) Roth Dies at 47; Services Friday
  Wife of Roger F. Roth of rural Decatur, Mrs. Shirley A. Roth, 47, died at 3:13 a.m. Tuesday at Lutheran Hospital following an extended illness.
  A daughter of Harold and Dorothy Zimmerman White, she was born Jan. 30, 1945 in Mercer County, Ohio. Her marriage to Mr. Roth took place Nov. 2, 1963 at the Willshire United Methodist Church.
  Mrs. Roth, former custodian at Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, had worked at Clouse's Supermarket in Willshire in the 1960s. Her husband is owner of Roth Electric in Monroe.
  She was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren and its Women's Fellowship and the Monroe Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She served as the church pianist.
  Surviving, in addition to her husband, are her mother, who resides in Willshire; a son, James R. Roth of rural Decatur; a daughter, Mrs. Jeff (Kimberly) McDonald of Decatur, and a granddaughter.
  Two sisters, Mrs. Steve (Linda) Ford of Celina, Ohio and Mrs. Ronald (Karen) Heiser of rural Decatur, and three brothers, David White of Rockford, Robert White of Magley and Ralph White of Willshire, also survive.
  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Zwick-Sefton and Jahn Funeral Home at Decatur.
  The body will lie in state from 9:30 a.m. until the services at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren. Rev. Norman L. Replogle will officiate, and burial will be in the church cemetery.
  A preferred form of memorial is a gift to the church organ fund.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LXIV No. 54   Wednesday, January 6, 1993   p. 3, col. 1.

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[gravestone of Jerry and Connie Mitchel] 251. pd1031   MITCHEL Connie L Sept. 11, 1937 Mar. 25, 2009 Jerry L July 29, 1938 ________
double rings Aug. 31, 1957
[upright granite]

DEATH NOTICES
Connie L. Mitchell
  Connie L. Mitchell, 71, of rural Decatur, died at 11:07 p.m. Wednesday at home.
  Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. CVII, NO. 72   Thursday, March 26, 2009   p. 3A, col. 1 & 2.

OBITUARIES
Connie L. Mitchel
  Connie L. Mitchel, 71, of rural Decatur, died at 11:07 p.m. Wednesday at home.
  She was born in Berne on September 11, 1937, to Wildas "Dick" and Dorothy Wittwer Liechty.
  She married Jerry Mitchel on August 31, 1957 in Berne; he survives.
  She received a master's degree in education from Indiana University at Fort Wayne and was a preschool teacher at New Haven United Methodist Church and a substitute teacher in the New Haven area for many years. She was a member of Decatur Church of God.
  Other survivors are one daughter, Deb Mitchel of Decatur; one son, Dennie Mitchel (and wife Karyn) of Fishers; one sister, Mrs. Barry (Claudia) Dyment of Berne; two brothers, Evan Leichty (and wife Pat) of Chardon, Ohio, and Dennie Liechty (and wife Mary) of Fort Wayne; one grandson, Mattie Mitchel of Fishers; and two granddaughters, Nikki Mitchel of Fishers and Conlyn Mitchel of Decatur.
  One brother, Nolan Liechty, is deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Decatur Church of God, with burial in Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren Cemetery, rural Decatur.
  Visiting hours: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 3-8 p.m. Sunday in Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur, and 9-10 a.m. Monday in the church.
  Preferred memorials are to Family Hospice and Palliative Care of Northeast Indiana, at Berne, or to the Children's Ministries program at Decatur Church of God.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. CVII, NO. 73   Friday, March 27, 2009   p. 3A, col. 1 & 2.


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[gravestone of Augusta and Lewis Reber] 252. pd1101   REBER Augusta M. 1889 - 1979 Lewis E. 1873 - 1944
[gray granite block on concrete footing]

LEWIS REBER RITES TO BE HELD TUESDAY
DEATH OCCURS SATURDAY EVENING FOLLOWING ILLNESS OF SEVERAL WEEKS
  Lewis E. Reber, 74, died at 6:15 p.m. Saturday at his home on Hale street, following an illness of three weeks from complications.
  Mr. Reber was born Dec. 31, 1873 in Adams county, a son of Eli and Leah Hoffman Reber. His marriage Nov. 3, 1910, in Lima, O., was to August (sic) Black, who survives.
  Surviving besides the widow are three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Gehrett, near Bluffton, Mrs. Aretha Bushee, Ossian route 1, and Mrs. Flossie Hedges, of Fort Worth, Tex.; two sisters, Mrs. Iva Smith, of Bluffton, and Mrs. Carrie Glick, of Monroe, and a brother, Charles Reber, of Concrete, Wash. A son, a brother and a sister are deceased.
  The body was taken to the Jahn funeral home, where it will remain for funeral services at 2 p.m. Tuesday in charge of Rev. Paul Mehrens, pastor of the Bluffton Church of Christ. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery in Kirkland township, Adams county.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XV. No. 58.   Monday, January 10, 1944   p. 1, col. 8.

[gravestone of Emma Miller Hover] 253. pd1102   Emma Miller HOVER 1886 - 1969
[gray granite block on concrete footing]

Mrs. Emma Hoover dies last evening
  Mrs. Emma Hoover, 82, widow of John Hoover, died at 6:45 p.m. Friday at the Berne nursing home, following an illness of two years.
  She was born in Allen county, O., July 25, 1886, a daughter of George and Elizabeth Miller-Miller, and was married to John Hoover May 26, 1938. She resided in Bluffton until the death of her husband July 14, 1965.
  Mrs. Hoover was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Only survivors are a brother, Emanuel J. Miller of Decatur, and several nieces and nephews. Three sisters and two brothers are deceased.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with Rev. J. Oliver Dearing officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the Zwick funeral home after 11 a.m. Sunday until 11 a.m. Monday, and at the church from 12 noon until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXVII NO. 128.   Saturday, May 31, 1969   p. 1, col. 5.

[gravestone of Avon Zimmerman] 254. pd1103   Beloved Father ZIMMERMAN Avon H March 15, 1924 March 23, 2005
{Avon ZIMMERMAN, from cemetery map, but no stone in 1998}

Avon H. Zimmerman
  Avon H. Zimmerman, 81, of Monroe, died on Wednesday in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne.
  He was born on March 15, 1924 in Adams County to Charles and Opal Landis Zimmerman.
  He retired in 1983 from the International Harvester Co., served in World War II as a medic in the U.S. Army, and was a member of American Legion Post 43 in Decatur.
  Surviving are five daughters: Kelli Zimmerman of Decatur; Kaylynne Aguilar and Vincetta Lang, both of Lubbock, Texas; Bryanna Martin of Leonard, Texas; and Polly A. Beardsley of Sundown, Texas; one brother, Walter "Bike" Zimmerman of Decatur; three sisters: Sue Waggoner of Fort Wayne; Verena Rice of South Bend; and Phyllis Fairchild of Decatur; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
  Two daughters, two brothers, five sisters, and two grandsons are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday in Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, with burial in Pleasant Dale Cemetery, rural Decatur, including military graveside rites by the color guard from American Legion Post 43.
  Visiting hours will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Preferred memorials are to the color guard at Legion Post 43.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. CII, NO. 70.   Thursday, March 24, 2005   p. 2A, col. 1.

[gravestone of Charlotte Zimmerman Worthman Jurt] 255. pd1104   Charlotte Zimmerman Worthman JURT 12-30-1918 6-16-1967
[upright polished black granite on black granite base]

Charlotte J. Jurt dies unexpectedly
  Mrs. Charlotte J. Jurt, 48, wife of Paul Jurt, 235 South First street, and a lifelong resident of the Decatur area, died suddenly at 5:20 p.m. Friday at the Lutheran hospital in Fort Wayne.
  She had been hospitalized for the past two weeks and was expected to be returned to her home this weekend when she suffered a fatal heart attack.
  Born in Adams county Dec. 30, 1918, she was a daughter of Charles M. and Opal Landis-Zimmerman, and was married to Paul Jurt Nov. 25, 1961.
  Mrs. Jurt was a member of the First Christian church, and the auxillaries of the Eagles lodge, American Legion, and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
  Surviving are her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Judy) Crowell of Fort Wayne, and Miss Susan Ellen Worthman and Miss Jena Kay Worthman, both at home; one son, Michael Worthman, at home; a stepson, Joe Jurt of Fort Wayne; one grandchild; four brothers, Gerald V. Zimmerman of Rome City, Walter R. Zimmerman of Decatur route 2, and Greg L. and Avon H. Zimmerman, both of Decatur; and six sisters, Mrs. Ora (Jennie) McAlheny of Decatur route 3, Mrs. Ralph (Sue) Wagoner (sic) and Mrs. Noah (Evelyn) Arnold, both of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Edward (Eileen) Rice of Decatur, Mrs. Victor (Verena) Rice of Lakeville, and Mrs. Walter (Phyllis) Fairchild of near Decatur. One son and one sister are deceased.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Winteregg-Linn funeral home, with Rev. Dolar Ritchey officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXV No. 142   Saturday, June 17, 1967   p. 1, col. 8.

[gravestone of Harvey Mankey] 256. pd1105   Harvey R MANKEY 1893 - 1968
[gray granite block on concrete footing]

Mankey funeral services Sunday
  Funeral services will be held Sunday for Harvey R. Mankey, 75, retired farmer of Decatur route 2, who died at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday at Parkview memorial hospital, Fort Wayne, of a gunshot wound, self-inflicted at his home near Magley, early Wednesday night.
  He was born in Adams county April 16, 1893, a son of Christ and Sarah Bridagam-Mankey, and was married to Emma Roth Nov. 26, 1919. His wife preceded him in death Nov. 30, 1939.
  Mr. Mankey was a member of the St. Luke's United Church of Christ.
  Surviving are one son, Dale E. Mankey of Decatur route 2; two daughters, Mrs. Bernard (Eleanor) Roehling of Woodburn, and Mrs. Lafie (Gladys) Leeth of Bluffton route 4; three brothers, J. W. Mankey of Decatur route 2, Forest Mankey of Craigville, and Ervin Mankey of Fort Wayne; 14 grandchildren. One sister and one brother are deceased.
  Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Luke's United Church of Christ, with Rev. John Dulin officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the Winteregg- Linn funeral home after 7 p.m. today until 11:30 a.m. Sunday, and at the church from 12 noon Sunday.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXVI NO. 288.   Friday, December 6, 1968   p. 1, col. 4.

[gravestone of Emma Roth Mankey] 257. pd1106   Emma Roth MANKEY 1897 - 1939
[gray granite block]
{Mrs. Harvey (Emma) Mankey 42 y 12-4-1939 Pleasant Dale, from Deaths- St Luke Church. (Book II 1886-1921) Rev. Louis C. Minsterman, p.53}

Mrs. Mankey Dies At Kirkland Home
Death Occur Late Thursday and Funeral To Be Held Monday Afternoon
  Mrs. Harvey Mankey, 42, native of Wells county, died at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at her home in Kirkland township, following an illness of four weeks. Death was due to pneumonia.
  Born in Wells county July 17, 1897, Mrs. Emma Mankey was a daughter of Christ and Elizabeth Ebnit Roth. She was married Nov. 26, 1919 in Vera Cruz. She resided most of her life in Adams county.
  Surviving are the mother, of Kirkland township, Adams county; the children, Dale, Eleanor, and Gladys, at home, and five brothers, John, Albert, David and Glen Roth, all of Decatur route, and Fred Roth, of Fort Wayne. Three sisters and a brother are deceased.
  The body will be taken to the residence from the Jahn Funeral home Saturday afternoon.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the St. Lukes Evangelical and Reformed church, of which Mrs. Mankey was a member, in charge of Rev. H. H. Meckstroth. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. XI. No. 26.   Friday, December 1, 1939.   p. 3, col. 3.

[gravestone of Clara and John Mankey] 258. pd1107   MANKEY Clara L. 1883 - 1951 John W. 1884 - 1972
[red granite slant]
{Wes Mankey 1972, from cemetery map}

John W. Mankey dies this morning   John Wesley (Wes) Mankey, 87, retired farmer of Decatur route 2, died at 9 a.m. today at the Adams county memorial hospital. He had been in failing health for three years, and had been a patient at the Berne nursing home and the Cooper nursing home for three years.
  He was born in Whitley county July 29, 1884, a son of Christ and Sarah E. Bridegam-Mankey, and was married to Clara Borne July 13, 1907. His wife preceded him in death Feb. 4, 1951.
  Mr. Mankey, who formerly resided in Blackford county, as a member of the Church of Christ at Montpelier, and attended the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren for many years.
  Surviving are a son, Russel Mankey of Tocsin; two nephews who were raised by Mr. and Mrs. Mankey, Darold Borne of Monroe and Donald Borne of Fort Wayne route 4; one brother, Forest Mankey of Craigville route 1; eight grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. Three brothers and one sister are deceased.
  Funeral rites will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Zwick funeral home, with Rev. J. Oliver Dearing officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXX No. 31   Monday, February 7, 1972.   p. 1, col. 8.

Rites Are Set for John W. Mankey, 87
  John Wesley (Wes) Mankey, 87, retired farmer of Decatur Route 2, died at 9 a.m. Monday at Decatur Hospital. He had been in failing health three years.
  Surviving are a son, Russel of Tocsin; a brother, Forest Mankey of Craigville Route 1; two nephews raised by the Mankeys, Donald Borne of Fort Wayne and Darold Borne of Monroe, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
  Friends may call at the Zwick Funeral Home in Decatur where services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXXII No. 83   Tuesday, February 8, 1972   p. 3, col. 3.

Mrs. Clara Mankey Dies Sunday Night
Funeral Services Wednesday Morning
  Mrs. Clara L. Mankey, 67, wife of John Wesley Mankey, and a resident of Kirkland township practically her entire life, died at her home following an illness of two years of complications.
  She was born in Adams county Nov. 11, 1883, a daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Easterday-Borne, and was married July 13, 1907.
  She was a member of the First Church of Christ at Montpelier.
  Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Russell Mankey of Tocsin; two foster sons, Donald Borne of Fort Wayne and Darold / Borne of Fort Wayne and Darold / grandchildren; four brothers, Lewis Borne of Muskegon, Mich., Edward of Decatur, Henry of Fort Wayne and Gus of Angola, and two sisters, Miss Christina Borne of Goshen and Mrs. Newton Mechlin of Bluffton, rural route. One brother preceded her in death.
  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Russell Weller officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be removed from the Jahn funeral home to the residence, where friends may call after 6 o'clock this evening.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XLIX. No. 30.   Monday, February 5, 1951   p. 1, col. 5.

Mrs. J. W. Mankey Dies at Her Home
  Mrs. Clara L. Mankey, 67, died at 9:45 Sunday evening at her home, two miles east and one and one-half miles north of Craigville, in Kirkland township. Death, due to complications, followed an illness of two years.
  The decedent was born Nov. 11, 1883 in Kirkland township to Henry and Elizabeth Easterday Borne. Her marriage to John Wesley Mankey took place July 13, 1907 in Kirkland township. She was a member of the First Church of Christ in Montpelier.
  Surviving besides the husband are a son, Russell Mankey, of Tocsin; two foster sons, Donald Borne, of Fort Wayne and Darrell Borne, of Decatur; four brothers, Lewis Borne, Muskegon, Mich., Ed Borne, of Decatur; Henry Borne, of Fort Wayne and Gus Borne, of Angola; two sisters, Christina Borne, of Goshen and Mrs. Newton Mechling, of Bluffton route 4, and five grandchildren. A brother, Albert, is deceased.
  The body was removed to the Jahn funeral home and will be returned to the residence wher friends may call.
  Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren with Rev. Russell Weller officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXI No. 80   Monday, February 5, 1951   p. 1, col. 8.

[gravestone of James and Ethel Zimmerman] 259. pd1108   ZIMMERMAN James Lewis 1867 - 1937 Ethel A. 1867 - 1949
[upright red granite on red granite base]

J.L. Zimmerman Is Claimed By Death
Kirkland Township Man Dies of Illness Dating From January
  James Lewis Zimmerman, 69, died at 3:45 Friday afternoon in his home in Kirkland township, Adams county, after an illness since January from complications.
  Born in Kirkland township on July 5, 1867, Mr. Zimmerman was a son of Peter and Susannah Niblick Zimmerman. His marriage to Ethel Beavers took place on Oct. 28, 1890 in Adams county.
  Surviving are the widow; seven children, Daniel, Irvin and Lawrence Zimmerman, all of Adams county; Fred and Seth Zimmerman, of Wells county; William Zimmerman, of Tocsin; Benjamin Zimmerman, of Rapid City, Mich.; and 14 grandchildren.
  Brothers surviving are Edward Zimmerman, of Fort Wayne; W.D. Zimmerman of Adams county; Milton Zimmerman, and D.C. Zimmerman, both of Kirkland township. Three sisters, one brother, and two grandchildren are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Pleasant Dale church in charge of Rev. Weller, assisted by Rev. Moore. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends are asked to please omit flowers.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. VIII. No. 160.   Saturday, May 8, 1937   p. 1, col. 3.

Kirkland Woman Dies at Hospital
  Mrs. Ethel Zimmerman, 82, who had long resided one mile north and one and one-half miles east of Craigville, died at 6:25 this morning at the Wells county hospital. She had been ill about one month and death was attributed to complications that developed after she had suffered a broken hip.
  The decedent was born Jan. 2 1867 in Adams county to Mr. and Mrs. Seth Beavers. Her marriage was to Lewis Zimmerman, who died on May 7, 1937. She was a lifetime resident of Kirkland township.
  Surviving are seven sons, Daniel and Fred, of Craigville rural route, Ervin and Lawrence, of Decatur rural route, Seth, of Monroe rural route and William and Ben, of Rapid City, Mich., one brother Middleton Beavers, of Decatur rural route; 19 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Three brothers and one sister are deceased.
  The body was removed to the Jahn funeral home and will be taken to the residence at 5 o'clock Friday afternoon.
  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Pleasant Dale church in Kirkland township, with Rev. Russell Weller officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XIX, No. 157   Thursday, May 5, 1949   p. 1, col. 5.

[gravestone of Daniel Zimmerman] 260. pd1109   ZIMMERMAN Daniel Miller July 26, 1891 - Oct. 7, 1959
[red granite block with metal funeral home grave marker embedded in concrete footing in front of stone]

Daniel Zimmerman Dies This Morning
  Daniel Zimmerman, 68, of near Curryville, died at 8 o'clock this morning at the Adams county memorial hospital after an illness of two weeks with a heart ailment.
  He was born in Adams county July 26, 1891, a son of James L. and Ethel Zimmerman, and was a lifelong resident of in or near Decatur. He had never married. For the past seven years he had been a station attendant at the D & T service station on 13th street.
  Mr. Zimmerman was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Surviving are five brothers, Fred Zimmerman of Warren, Irvin Zimmerman of Preble, William and Benjamin Zimmerman, both of Rapid City, Mich.; and Lawrence Zimmerman of Decatur route 4. One brother preceded him in death.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Gillig & Doan funeral home, the Rev. John D. Mishler officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LVII. No. 236.   Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1959.   p. 1, col. 4.b

[gravestone of David and Martha Fugate] 261. pd1110   David F. FUGATE 1867 - 1937 Martha A. 1879 - 1948
[upright polished red granite on polished red granite base]

DAVID FUGATE DIES SUDDENLY
Kirkland Township Man Is Victim Of Death Early This Morning
  David Frank Fugate, 69, died suddenly at his home in Kirkland township at 1:30 o'clock this morning. He was a life long resident of Adams county and a farmer by occupation. He was active in the Methodist Episcopal church in Monroe and was to have united with the church soon.
  The deceased was born November 22, 1867, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Fugate. He was married February 4, 1896 in the St. Paul's parsonage to Martha T. Estell who survives.
  Surviving besides the widow are a daughter, Blanche, at home and a foster daughter, Mrs. Glenn Straub. Three brothers and two sisters are deceased. One brother, Peter Fugate, of Monroe survives also.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the M. E. church in Monroe with burial in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. The Rev. E. S. Morford will have charge of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXXV. No. 74.   Saturday, March 27, 1937.   p. 1, col. 3.

David F. Fugate Dies Early Today
Death Occurs at Home in Kirkland Township; Funeral Monday.
  David Frank Fugate, 69, died suddenly at 1:30 a.m. today at his home in Kirkland township, Adams county, of a heart attack.
  Born in Adams county Nov. 22, 1867, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Fugate and was a life long resident of that county. On Feb. 4, 1896, he was married to Martha Estell, who survives.
  Surviving besides the widow are a daughter, Blanche Fugate, at home; a foster daughter, Mrs. Glen Straub, and a brother, Peter Fugate, of Monroe. Three brothers and two sisters are deceased.
  Mr. Fugate was active in church work all of his life, and had planned to have his church membership transferred to the Monroe M.E. church, which he attended.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Monroe M.E. church in charge of Rev. E.S. Morford. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Evening News-Banner   Vol. VIII. No. 124.   Saturday, March 27, 1937.   p. 1, col. 3.

Mrs. Martha Fugate Dies This Morning
Funeral Services Saturday Afternoon
  Mrs. Martha A. Fugate, 69, resident of Adams county for most of her life, died at 9 o'clock this morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Blanche Kriek, of Ypsilanti, Mich.
  The deceased was born in Darke county, O., but moved to Adams county when a small child. The family lived on a farm near Monroe until several years ago. Her husband, David F. Fugate, preceded her in death a number of years ago.
  She was a member of the Monroe Methodist church.
  Surviving in addition to the daughter are a foster- daughter, Mrs. Glen Straub of Peterson and two brothers, William and Chester Estell, both of Morrow, O.
  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Monroe Methodist church, with burial in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. The body will be brought to the Zwick funeral home, where friends may call after 7:30 p.m. Friday until time of services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XLVI. No. 189. Decatur, Indiana, Wednesday, August 11, 1948 p.1, col.7

[gravestone of Virginia Zimmerman] 262. pd1111   Virginia E. ZIMMERMAN Apr. 1920 - Nov. 1988 dau. of Della & D.C.
[red granite block on concrete footing]
Virginia E. Zimmerman
  Virginia E. Zimmerman, 68, Fort Wayne, a native of Adams County, died Sunday morning at her residence.
  She was a retired teacher in Fort Wayne and Arcola and a member of the Plymouth Congregational Church, Fort Wayne.
  Born on April 9, 1920, she was the daughter of Dewitt and Della Fry-Zimmerman, and was never married. Survivors include three sisters, Donna Borne, Berteline Foreman, and Josephine Foreman, all of Fort Wayne.
  Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Klaehn- Chalfant-Perry Funeral Home, 2423 Fairfield Ave., Fort Wayne, where friends may call from 5-7 today. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery, Adams County. Memorials are to the church or Cross Roads Children's Home.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXXVI, NO. 270   Tuesday, November 15, 1988   p. 2, col. 1 & 2.

[gravestone of Mary and Charles Bryan] 263. pd1112   BRYAN Mary A. 1868 - 1943 Chas. S. 1857 - 1938
[upright polished red granite on polished red granite base]
MRS. MARY BRYAN CALLED BY DEATH
WIDOW OF CHARLES BRYAN PASSES AWAY AT HOME IN KIRKLAND TOWNSHIP
  Mrs. Mary Bryan, 71, lifelong resident of Kirkland township. Adams county, widow of Charles Bryan, died at 1:30 p.m. Friday at her home, one-fourth mile west of the Kirkland high school. Death was attributed to pneumonia and complications, following an illness since March 1.
  Born March 10, 1868, in Kirkland township, she was the daughter of Nicholas and Suzanna Smith Barger. Her marriage was in 1881 to Charles Bryan, whose death occurred in 1938.
  Surviving are three sons, Elmer Bryan and Lloyd Bryan, both of Fort Wayne, and William Bryan, of Pierceton; two daughters, Mrs. Velma Clowser of Craigville, and Mrs. Dessie Doty of Roanoke; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Edward Barger of Lancaster township, and Jacob Barger of Kirkland township, and a sister, Mrs. Sophia Mankey, of Kirkland township.
  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, of which Mrs. Bryan was a member, in charge of Rev. Russell Weller. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XIV, No. 159.   Saturday, May 8, 1943   p. 1, col. 8.

[gravestone of Nettie and Forest Mankey] 264. pd1113   MANKEY Nettie 1891 - 1974 Forest 1891 - 1979 Not my will, but
thine be done
[east side inscription]
Mankey There is rest in heaven
[west side inscription on upright red granite on red granite base]

[photo]
[photo caption: Forest E. Mankey]
Forest Mankey, 87, Dies Suddenly Of Heart Failure
  Retired farmer and former factory worker, Forest E. Mankey, 87, was found dead in his home on Craigville Route 1 at 1 p.m. Sunday by a family member who stopped by to check on him.
  Deputy County Coroner Paul Creason determined that death occurred at approximately 6 p.m. Saturday and was due to heart failure.
  A member of the Lancaster Chapel Church, Mr. Mankey was born May 25, 1891 in Adams County to Christian and Sarah Bridegam Mankey. His marriage to Nettie Fraughiger, who died June 9, 1974, took place in Bluffton March 5, 1913.
  Survivors include four sons, Ralph Mankey, Glen Mankey, both of Decatur, Carl Mankey of Craigville; Walter Mankey of Craigville Route 1; six daughters, Mrs. Freda McBride of Ossian, Mrs. Jacob (Mabel) Denis of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Milton (Dorothy) Hoffman of Preble, Mrs. Sherman (Mary) Gould of Decatur, Mrs. Larry (Patsy) Dafforn of Yoder Route 1 and Mrs. Doyle (Laura) Werling of Tocsin, 52 grandchildren and 80 great-grandchildren.
  Friends will be received after 7 p.m. today at the Goodwin Memorial Chapel, where services at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday will be in charge of Rev. Harold Wilson. Burial will be in Pleasantdale Cemetery.
  A preferred form of remembrance is a memorial to the Lancaster Chapel Church.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XLIX No. 62   Monday, January 15, 1979   p. 3, col. 2.

Nettie Mankey, 82, dies at hospital
  Mrs. Nettie Mankey, 82, of route 1, Craigville, a lifelong resident of Adams and Wells counties, died at 4:04 p.m. Sunday at the Wells county hospital, where she had been hospitalized nine hours: She had been ill 1 1/2 months.
  She was a member of the Lancaster Chapel Church and the Kirkland Ladies club.
  Born in Wells county on Oct. 17, 1891, she was the daughter of Philip and Bertha Meyer-Frauhiger, and was married in Bluffton on March 5, 1913, to Forest E. Mankey who survives.
  Also surviving are 10 children, Mrs. Freda McBride of Ossian; Mrs. Jacob (Mabel) Denis of Fort Wayne; Mrs. Milto (sic) (Dorothy) Hoffman of Decatur; Mrs. Sherman (Mary) Gould of Tocsin; Mrs. Larry (Patsy) Dafforn of Ossian; Mrs. Doyle (Laura) Werling of Tocsin; Ralph of Decatur; Carl of Craigville; Glen of Decatur; Walter of Craigville; one brother, Albert Frauhiger of Chillicothe, O.; 52 grandchildren and 65 great-grandchildren.
  Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Goodwin memorial chapel, Bluffton, with Rev. Harold Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. today.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXXII No. 136,   Monday, June 10, 1974   p. 1, col. 6.

Forest Mankey's Wife Dies at 82
  A lifelong resident of Wells County, Mrs. Nettie Mankey, 82, wife of Forest E. Mankey of Craigville Route 1, died at 4:04 p.m. Sunday at Wells Community Hospital, to which she had been admitted nine hours earlier.
  Death was due to complications of old age. She had been ill 1 1/2 months.
  A daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip (Bertha Meyer) Frauhiger, she was born in Wells County Oct. 17, 1891. Her marriage to Mr. Mankey took place in Bluffton March 5, 1913.
  Surviving besides the husband are six daughters and four sons, Mrs. Freda McBride, Mrs. Larry (Patsy) Dafforn, both of Ossian; Mrs. Sherman (Mary) Gould, Mrs. Doyle (Laura) Werling, both of Tocsin; Mrs. Jacob (Mabel) Denis of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Milton (Dorothy) Hoffman of Decatur, Ralph and Glen Mankey, both of Decatur and Carl and Walter Mankey, both of Craigville.
  There are 52 grandchildren and 65 great-grandchildren.
  Another survivor is a brother, Albert Fraughiger, of Chillicothe, O.
  Mrs. Mankey was a member of Lancaster Chapel United Methodist Church and of the Kirkland Ladies Club.
  Friends may call after 1 p.m. today at the Goodwin Memorial Chapel, where services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Rev. Harold Wilson officiating. Burial will be a[t] Pleasantdale Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XLIV No. 186   Monday, June 10, 1974   p. 3, col. 2.

[gravestone of Bonnie Lou Mankey] 265. pd1114   Our Darling Bonnie Lou dau. of F.E.  N. MANKEY Sept. 8, 1935 Oct. 2, 1935
[small gray granite block on same concrete footing with Lester's]

MANKEY CHILD IS CALLED BY DEATH
INFANT DAUGHTER OF MR. AND MRS. FORREST MANKEY DIES NEAR PETERSON.
  Bonnie Lou Mankey, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Mankey, died at 3 o'clock this morning at the family home, two and one-half miles west of Peterson in Adams county. She had been in poor health since birth.
  Born in Adams county on Sept. 8, 1935, the child was a daughter of Forrest and Nettie Frauhiger Mankey, both natives of Adams county.
  Surviving are the parents and five brothers and sisters.
  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the home of the parents, in charge of Rev. Daniel Byerly. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. VI. No. 283.   Wednesday, October 2, 1935   p. 3, col. 8.

[gravestone of Lester Mankey] 266. pd1115   Son Lester L. MANKEY Aug. 28, 1934 - May 24, 1950 Beloved How we miss you
[gray granite slant on same concrete footing with Bonnie's]

Wells County Boy Dies in Cycle Crash
Lester Mankey Dies When Motorcycle Is Wrecked Wednesday
  Lester Mankey, 15-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Forest Mankey, of Lancaster township, Wells county, was instantly killed shortly before 5 o'clock Wednesday evening when the motorcycle he was driving crashed through a wire fence and struck a utility pole one mile east of Bluffton on a county road.
  Morris Shady, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Shady, also of Lancaster township, who was riding on the motorcycle, was critically injured when thrown against another utility pole. He suffered a fractured skull.
  The Wells county youths, both of whom were freshmen at the Lancaster Central high school this past year, were believed enroute to the Wells county game preserve to fish. The Shady youth, an employe of the preserve, was off duty yesterday. He is a patient at the Wells county hospital, where his condition at noon today was reported as "satisfactory."
  Investigating authorities said Mankey apparently lost control of the motorcycle while rounding the S curve on the road near the preserve. The cycle roared up the slight grade beside the road, crashed through the fence and struck a utility pole. Mankey was wedged between the wrecked bike and the pole. Death was caused by a fractured skull.
       Funeral Saturday
  Mankey is survived, in addition to the parents, by four brothers, Ralph and Glenn Mankey, both of Decatur, Carl of Craigville and Walter, at home; and six sisters, Mrs. Wilfred McBride of Ossian, Mrs. Jacob Denis of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Milton Hoffman of Preble, Mrs. Sherman Gould of Tocsin, and Patsy and Laura Mankey, both at home.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Homer Studabaker officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will be removed from the Jahn funeral home to the residence, four miles north and two miles east of Bluffton, where friends may call after 5:30 o'clock this evening.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XLVIII. No. 123.   Thursday, May 25, 1950   p. 1, col. 3.

[gravestone of Pearl and John Brown] 267. pd1116   BROWN Pearl M. 1886 - 1967 John W. 1888 - 1932
[polished gray granite slant]

John W. Brown Taken By Death
Brain Tumor Results in Death at Home South of Peterson.
  John W. Brown, 44, lifelong resident of Adams county, died at 4:15 this morning at his home three miles south of Peterson, in Kirkland township. Death was attributed to a brain tumor from which he had been suffering for the past seven months.
  Mr. Brown underwent an operation last fall at an Ann Arbor, Mich., hospital for the removal of the tumor. Following the operation the hospital physicians held strong hopes for his recovery, but gradually his condition became weakened.
  The deceased was born in Kirkland township, Adams county, on January 8, 1888, the son of James D. Sr. and Rebecca Jane Cochran Brown, both of whom are deceased. His marriage to Miss Pearl Heller took place on Feb. 13, 1910. She survives. There were no children born to this union, but they reared Miss Jeannette Wilson, a nurse, in the Lutheran hospital, Fort Wayne, from the age of ten years.
  Surviving besides the widow and the foster daughter are two sisters, Mrs. Gust Yake, Decatur Route 2, and Mrs. Orval Heller, Preble.
  Mr. Brown had been a farmer until seven years ago when he became associated with the Fry and Kain construction company as head mechanic. He worked with the company until his health began to fail.
  He was a member of the Pleasant Dale Brethren church.
  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 Saturday morning at the Pleasant Dale Brethren church with Rev. Dan Byerly in charge. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. III. No. 152.   Thursday, April 28, 1932   p. 1, col. 6

gap of 2 lots

[gravestone of Samuel, Mary, and George Kinsey] 268. pd1117   KINSEY Samuel ____ 1928 Mary ____ 1928 George 1886 - 1950
[long gray granite block]

DOUBLE FUNERAL FOR S. KINSEY AND HIS WIFE
HUSBAND PASSES AWAY 49 HOURS AFTER DEATH OF MRS. KINSEY.
  Samuel Kinsey, 78, died at 7:30 o'clock this morning at his home in Curryville, his death having occurred just 49 hours after the death of his wife, Mary A. Kinsey. He had been sick one week of flu and complications. Mrs. Kinsey died at 6:30 o'clock Monday morning, following a five weeks' illness. Her death was attributed to influenza.
  The funeral of Mrs. Kinsey, which was to have been held at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon, was postponed on account of her husband's death and there will be a double funeral at the Pleasant Dale
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DOUBLE FUNERAL
(CONTINUED FROM PAGE ONE)
church at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon in charge of the Rev. D. M. Byerly and the Rev. Cover. The husband and wife will be laid to rest in the church cemetery.
  Samuel Kinsey was born in Noble County, Indiana, on December 26, 1850, and by a strange coincidence his death occurred on his 78th birthday anniversary.
  His marriage to Mary Ablin(?) Judd took place on April 14, 1873.
  Surviving are the following children: Edward Kinsey, of California; Grover Kinsey, Frank Kinsey and Mrs. Ella Magner, all of Kalamazoo, Mich; and George and Albert Kinsey at home. Three children are dead.
  The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the grief-stricken children in their double bereavement.
Bluffton Evening News   Thirty-Seventh Year, No. 73   Wednesday, December 26, 1928   p. 1, col. 2 and p. 3, col, 5.

MARY A KINSEY DIES OF INFLUENZA
WIFE OF SAMUEL KINSEY DIES AT CURRYVILLE THIS MORNING.
  Mrs. Mary A. Judd Kinsey, 74, wife of Samuel Kinsey, passed away at her home in Curryville at 6:30 o'clock this morning. Death was attributed to influenza. She had been sick five weeks.
  Mrs. Kinzey was born in Adams county, August 2, 1854, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Judd. Her father was born in Germany.
  Her marriage to Samuel Kinsey was solemnized April 14, 1873.
  She ahd been a resident of Adams county her lifetime and was a member of the Church of the Brethren.
  Surviving are the following children: Edward Kinsey, of California; Grover Kinsey, Mrs. Ella Magner, Frank Kinsey, all of Kalamazoo; George and Albert Kinsey, at home.
  Three brothers also survive.
  Three children are deceased.
  The funeral will be held at the Pleasant Dale church at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in charge of Rev. D. M. Byerly assisted by Rev. S. L. Glover. Burial at church cemetery.
Bluffton Evening News   Thirty-Seventh Year, No. 72   Monday, December 24, 1928   p. 1, col. 8.

Craigville Man Is Stricken Fatally
  George W. Kinsey, 67, died at 8 o'clock this morning at the Wells county hospital, to which he was rushed following a heart attack at his home about two and one-half hours earlier.
  He and a brother, Albert (Barney) Kinsey, made their home together at Craigville.
  The decedent was born Dec. 8, 1886 in Whitley county to Samuel and Mary A. Judd Kinsey. He was a farmer and a member of the Craigville United Brethren church. He was never married.
  Surviving are four brothers, Albert, of Craigville; Grover, of Kalamazoo, Mich., Frank, of Delton, Mich., and Ed, of California and a sister, Mrs. Ella Magner, of Comstock, Mich. Two brothers and a sister are deceased.
  The body was removed to the Jahn funeral home where friends may call after 11 o'clock Tuesday morning.
  Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Thursday morning at the Craigville United Brethren church with Rev. William Eiler officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasantdale cemetery in Kirkland township Adams county.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XX No. 171   Monday, May 22, 1950   p. 1, col. 2

[gravestone of Clarence Kinsey] 269. pd1118   Clarence A. KINSEY Indiana Pvt 4Bn Gas Regt CWS World War I May 17 1890 April 23 1970
[Brass plaque mounted in concrete footing. U.S. flay in American Legion holder]
{Albert Kinsey 1970, from cemetery map}

Clarence Kinsey Dies at Age 79
  Clarence A. (Barney) Kinsey, 79, of 112 West Washington St. died at 4:15 a.m. today at Lutheran Hospital, where he had been a patient two weeks. He had been ill for several months.
  Born May 17, 1890 in Wells County, he was a son of Samuel and Mary Ann Adams Kinsey.
  A lifelong resident of Wells County, he was a retired farm hand. A veteran of World War I, he was a member of the Bluffton Grover Sheets American Legion Post 111.
  Friends may call after noon Friday at the Goodwin Funeral Home, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXX No. 146   Thursday, April 23, 1970   p. 1, col. 5.

[gravestone of Griffiths infant son] 270. pd1119   Infant son of Wm & Naomi GRIFFITHS 1935
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[gravestone of Sarah Jane Barger Sovine] 271. pd1120   Sarah Jane BARGER wife of Robert K. SOVINE 1890 - 1925
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MRS. SARAH SOVINE DIES EARLY TODAY
STRICKEN BY APOPLEXY AND PASSES AWAY AT HOME NEAR HONDURAS.
  Mrs. Sara Jane Sovine, aged 35, wife of Robert Sovine, died suddenly at her home one-half mile south of Honduras, at 4:30 this morning. Death was caused by an attack of apoplexy.
  Mrs. Sovine was born May 6, 1890, in Kirkland township, Adams county, a daughter of William and Emaline Billman Barger. She was united in marriage with Robert Sovine at her home in Adams County on November 25, 1919. The husband and one daughter, Lillian Katheryne, living at home, survive. The mother is also living, the father having preceded her in death in June, 1923. There are also three sisters, Miss Katheryne Barger, and Mrs. Thomas Griffith, of Magley, Indiana, and Mrs. William Jackson, of Craigville.
  She was a member of the Pleasant Valley church.
  The funeral will be held at 2 P.M. Monday afternoon at the Christian Union church at Honduras.
Bluffton Evening News   Thirty-Third Year, No. 187   Friday, May 8, 1925   p. 1, col. 5.

[gravestone of Emaline and William Barger] 272. pd1121   BARGER Emaline 1857 - 1940 William N. 1851 - 1923
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WILL BARGER DIES IN ADAMS COUNTY
FARMER LIVING EAST OF TOCSIN IS VICTIM OF BRIGHT'S DISEASE
  William Barger, 72 years old, died at 3:35 o'clock this morning at his home two miles east of the Little Vine church, after an extended illness with Bright's disease.
  Mr. Barger had lived near the Adams-Wells county line since a child, having come with his parents from Ohio.
  Surviving are the widow and four daughters, Mrs. Thomas Griffith, Mrs. Will Jackson, Mrs. Sovine, all of Adams county, and Kate at home. Brothers and sisters are: Ed Barger, of Wells county, Sam, Jake and John, of Adams county; Mrs. Rose Wolf, of Tocsin, and Mrs. Susie Arnold, Mrs. Sophia Mankey and Mrs. Mary Bryant, all of Adams county.
  The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the Pleasant Dale church.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening Banner   Vol. XXIII, No. 181.   Monday, June 25, 1923   p. 1, col. 3.

EMELINE BARGER IS CLAIMED BY DEATH
DEATH FOLLOWS ILLNESS OF COMPLICATIONS; FUNERAL TO BE SATURDAY
  Mrs. Emeline Barger, 82, lifelong resident of Kirkland township, widow of William Barger, died at 10:10 a.m. today at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Thomas Griffith, of complications following an illness of pneumonia.
  The decedent was born May 17, 1857 in Kirkland township, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Billman. Her marriage took place in Kirkland township, Sept. 18, 1879. Mr. Barger died June 25, 1924. [cf.1923 on gravestone and in obit.]
  Surviving are three daughters, Miss Kate Barger and Mrs. Griffith, of Decatur route, and Mrs. William Jackson, near Craigville, and two sisters, Mrs. John Clark, of Concord, Mich., and Mrs. Noah Stafford, of New Castle.
  The body will be taken from the Jahn funeral home Thursday afternoon to the daughter's home, two miles north and two miles east [of] Craigville.
  Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Church of the Brethren in Kirkland township of which she was a charter member. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends are asked to omit flowers.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. XI. No. 83   Wednesday, February 7, 1940.   p. 1, col. 6.

[gravestone of C. L. and Margaret Brentlinger] 273. pd1122   C.L. BRENTLINGER 1844 - 1927 Margaret his wife 1850 - 1922
[large upright red granite marker on gray granite base]

Death Claims C. L. Brentlinger
Retired Adams County Farmer Dies At Age Of 83 Years Today
  Chauncey Lewis Brentlinger, 83, retired farmer and for 47 years a resident of Adams county, died at his home in Kirkland township near Curryville, at 6 o'clock this morning, following a two years illness from heart trouble and senility. Mr. Brentlinger lived alone since the death of his wife about 6 years ago. He was born December 20, 1844 in Auglaize county, Ohio, and was married to Miss Margaret Bedford in 1870.
  The deceased is survived by five children,namely; Mrs. Flora Drum, Wells county; Arthur L. Brentlinger, Waynedale; Orville, Decatur; Mrs. Sylvia Miller, Kirkland township, Adams county; Mrs. Frances Pearl Booher, Centerville. One daughter, Mrs. Minnie Marger, is dead. Twenty-four grandchildren and 13 great- grandchildren also survive.
  Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the house and 2 o'clock at the Pleasant Dale church. Burial will be made in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXVI. No. 138. Decatur, Indiana, Monday, June 11, 1928 p.1, col.7

C. L. BRENTLINGER DIES THIS MORNING
WELL KNOWN ADAMS COUNTY RESIDENT DIES AT HOME NEAR CURRYVILLE.
  Clarence Lewis Brentlinger, 83, died at 6 a.m. today at his home in Kirkland township, Adams county, just east of Curryville following a heart attack. He had lived alone since the death of his wife 6 years ago.
  The deceased was born in Antiock (sic) county, Ohio, on Dec. 20, 1944, and had been a resident of Adams county 47 years. Five children surviving are: Mrs. Flora Drum, Wells county; Arthur L., of Waynedale; Orville, Decatur; Mrs. Sylvia Miller, Adams county; Mrs. Francis Pearl Booher, of Cen[te]rville.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Pleasant Dale church with burial in the church cemetery.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening Banner   Vol. XXIX. No. 174.   Monday, June 11, 1928   p. 1, col. 7.

Aged Lady Dead
Mrs. Margaret Brentlinger, of Kirkland Township, Died Sunday
A Prominent Woman
Married to Her Surviving Husband Fifty-two Years Ago Last March
  Margaret E. Brentlinger, aged 72 years, a very prominent and greatly respected resident of Kirkland township, died at her home six miles west and three miles south of Decatur, at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, after an illness with cancer. The funeral services will be held from the Pleasant Dale church at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. Glendening, of Geneva, assisted by the Rev. Wyant of Decatur, officiating. The funeral party will leave the home at 1:30 o'clock. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
  Margaret E. Brentlinger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Bedford, was born in Ohio on July 24, 1849. She received her education in Ohio. She was married to C. L. Brentlinger in Ohio on March 10, 1878, 52 years ago. The golden wedding anniversary of the happy couple was celebrated two years ago.
  Mr. and Mrs. Brentlinger came to Adams county from Ohio forty years ago and have resided in Kirkland township since that time. At the time they came to Indiana they purchased the farm on which they now reside in Kirkland township. At that time the country roundabout was comparatively new but the soil was good, yielding readily to cultivation, and in the course of a few years of intensive labor, they had a well-improved estate.
  Six children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Brentlinger, five of whom are still living. They are Flora Drum, of Wells county; Arthur Brentlinger, of Randolph, Ohio; Orville Brentlinger, of Decatur; Sylvia Miller, of Adams county; Pearl Booher, of Adams county.
  In addition to the husband and five children named above, the following brothers and sisters also survive; Sarah Patrick, of Delphos, Ohio; Milton Bedford, of Sidney, Ohio; James Bedford, of Delphos, Ohio, and William Bedford, of Lima, Ohio.
  Mrs. Brentlinger was a member of the Methodist church.
Decatur Daily Democrat Volume XX. Number 97 Decatur, Indiana, Monday Evening, April 24, 1922 p.1, col.6

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[gravestone of James S. Hamilton] 274. pd1123   James S. HAMILTON 1852 - 1923
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[gravestone of Ruth Hamilton] 275. pd1124   Ruth HAMILTON 1923
[marble brick]
Ruth Ann Hamilton (1923 - 1923), daughter of Raymond Dilling Hamilton (1886 - 1971) [buried Oak Lawn Cemetery, Ossian] and Cecil Irene Sowards (1895 - 1991) [buried Oak Lawn Cemetery, Ossian], and granddaughter of James Smith Hamilton and Mary Jane Dilling (1861 - ),

[gravestone of E. Pauline and Kenneth Lewis] 276. pd1125   LEWIS E. Pauline 1909 - 1992 Kenneth M. 1911 - 1980
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{Pauline & Kenneth Lewis (ashes), from cemetery map}
E. Pauline Lewis
  E. Pauline Lewis, 83, Fort Wayne, a native of Adams County, died last Thursday in Fort Wayne. Her husband, Kenneth Lewis, died in 1980. Among survivors are three daughters and a son.
  Graveside funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Pleasant Dale Cemetery, Adams County. Funeral arrangements were by Myers Funeral Home. Huntington. There are no visiting hours.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XC, No. 305 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Monday, December 28, 1992. p.2, col.2.

[gravestone of John, Hattie, Albert, and Electia Andrews] 277. pd1126   John M. 1871 - 1924 Hattie M. his wife 1873 - 1951 Albert P. their son 1907 - 1925 Electia M. their dau. 1895 ANDREWS
[upright white marble on white marble base]
Farmer Dies of Apoplexy
John M. Andrews, of Washington Township, Dies Last Night
  John M. Andrews, age 52, well known farmer and stock raiser of Washington township, died at his home one-half mile south of the Washington township M.E. church, at 8 o'clock last night, following a stroke of apoplexy, suffered at 2:30 p.m. yesterday.
  Mr. Andrews suffered a stroke of apoplexy last September and had been in poor health since that time, although he had sufficently recovered to assist in the farm work. He was in Decatur Wednesday and yesterday morning made a trip to Monroe. Yesterday afternoon he and his hired man were working in a woods on his farm when he was striken with apoplexy. The hired man and Mrs. Andrews removed him to the house and a physician was summoned. Death occurred about 8 o'clock.
  John M. Andrews was a son of Perry and Matilda Andrews, and was born in Adams county, September 30, 1871. He had spent his entire life in Monroe and Washington townships. He formerly resided in Monroe. On March 5, 1895, Mr. Andrews was married to Hattie M. Crist. The deceased is survived by his wife who lives southeast of Decatur, his mother, two sons, two daughters, four brothers and one sister. The children are: Leo D. Andrews, of Canada; Mrs. Florence Frisinger, of Rockford, Ohio; Pierce and Pauline Andrews, at home. One daughter, Electa, is deceased. The brothers and sister are Arthur and Ralph, at home; Edward of Monroe; Rex, of near Peterson; and Miss Carrie Andrews, at home.
  Funeral services will be held from the home at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, with burial in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat Volume XXII. Number 106. Decatur, Indiana, Friday, May 2, 1924. p.1, col.2

Mrs. Hattie Andrews Dies Tuesday Night
Funeral Services On Friday Morning
  Mrs. Hattie May Andrews, 77, lifelong resident of Adams county, died at 8:30 o'clock Tuesday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Murtaugh, 515 Nuttman avenue, where she had made her home for several years. Death was caused by cerebral apoplexy. She had been ill for several years and critical for the past seven weeks.
  She was born in Washington township Sept. 11, 1873, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elias Crist. Her husband, John Andrews, preceded her in death.
  She was a member of the Monroe Methodist church.
  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Murtaugh of this city and Mrs. Lewis Frysinger of Celina, O.; one son, Leo D. Andrews of Detroit, Mich., and nine grandchildren. Two children are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Black funeral home, the Rev. Samuel Emerick officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends, who are asked to omit flowers, may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XLIX. No. 38.   Wednesday, February 14, 1951   p. 1, col. 6.

Youth Died of Strangulation
Funeral Services For Pierce Andrews At Monroe Saturday Afternoon
  Funeral services will be held from the John F. Crist home in Monroe at 1:30 o'clock and from the Methodist church at Monroe at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon for Albert Pierce Andrews, age 17, who died at a sanitarium in Butlerville at 6 o'clock yesterday morning. The Rev. S. I. Zechiel will have charge of the services. Burial will be made in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
  The youth died from strangulation. He suffered infantile paralysis about ten years ago and he was left an invalid in his legs and throat. He strangled while eating breakfast yesterday morning and died before a physician could reach him. He had been at Butlerville for the past few months.
  Albert Pierce Andrews was a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Andrews, and was born at Monroe, October 2, 1907. His father died May 1, 1924. The youth is survived by his mother, Mrs. Hattie Andrews, and three sisters, as follows: Lea L. Andrews, of Detroit, Michigan; Mrs. Lewis Fisinger, of Rockford, Ohio; and Pauline Andrews, of Decatur.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXIII. Number 74. Decatur, Indiana, Friday, March 27, 1925. p.1, col.5

[gravestone of Michael and Sarah Ann Rothgeb] 278. pd1127   Michael G. 1869 - 1926 Sarah Ann 1871 - 1964 ROTHGEB
[upright gray monument on dressed stone base]

MICHAEL ROTHGEB DIES OF HEART DISEASE
PASSES AWAY AT HOME ON SOUTH STREET--FUNERAL SUNDAY
  Micheal J. Rothgeb, 57, died at his home at 516 East South street, Thursday evening at 9 o'clock. Death was attributed to heart trouble. He had been ill only one week.
  Mr. Rothgeb was born in Allen county, Indiana, August 10, 1869, the son of George and Jane Rothgeb. He was united in marriage to Miss Sarah White, October 15, 1891 at Columbia City. He had been a resident of Wells county for sixteen years. Surviving besides the widow are the following children: Harvey Rothgeb, Bluffton; Mrs. Charles Jones, Paulding county, Ohio; Mrs. Sylvester Reynolds, Bluffton; Carl, Floyd and Ralph, all at home; Mrs. Frank Maddux, Bluffton. One daughter, Elizabeth, is deceased. One brother, Wm. Rothgeb of Woodburn, Indiana also survives.
  Funeral services will be held at the residence at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon and at the Pleasant Dale church at 3 o'clock. Burial will be made at Pleasant Dale.
Bluffton Evening News   Thirty-Fourth Year, No. 274   Friday, August 20, 1926   p. 1, col. 6.
Mrs. Sarey Rothgeb Dies at Age of 93
  Mrs. Sarey Rothgeb, 93, died at 5:25 p.m. Thursday at the Davis Nursing Home. She had been ill seven years.
  Born in Churubusco, she was the daughter of Edward and Elizabeth Kinsey White. She was married to Michael Rothgeb, who preceded her in death in 1926.
  A lifelong resident of Wells County, she attended the First Church of Christ.
  Surviving are three sons, Ralph of Bluffton, Earl of Tucson, Ariz., and Floyd of Markle; two daughters, Mrs. Elsie Maddux of Monroe, Mich., and Mrs. Nora Jane Reynolds of Fort Wayne; 40 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren and great- great-grandchildren.
  Friends may call after 10 a.m. Saturday at the Thoma Funeral Home, where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday with Rev. Ivan Jourdan officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXV No. 11   Friday, November 13, 1964   p. 1, col. 8.

[gravestone of Herbert Rothgeb] 279. pd1128   Herbert Allen ROTHGEB Aug. 29, 1944
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[gravestone of Helen and Walter Mankey] 280. pd1129   MANKEY Helen 1932 ____ wed April 7, 1952 (inscription in outline of heart) Walter 1931 - 1997
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Walter R. Mankey, 66
  Walter R. Mankey, 66, of 520 West Dustman Rd., formerly of Craigville, died at 6:20 p.m. Monday at Wells Community Hospital.
  He worked at General Electric in Fort Wayne for 39 years, retiring in 1989.
  Mr. Mankey was a member of Bluffton American Legion Post 111 and Decatur VFW Post.
  He was born in Wells County, on Oct. 14, 1931 to Forrest and Nettie Frauhiger Mankey. His marriage at Pendleton, Calif., on April 7, 1952 was to Helen Cunningham, who survives.
  Surviving also are two sons, Leroy Ray Mankey and Gordon Ray Mankey, both of Bluffton; four daughters, Mrs. Robert (Sharlene) Royer of French Lick, Marlene Mankey of Canada, Mrs. Sandra Myer of North Judson and Mrs. Terry (Becky) Fishbaugh of Huntington; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
  Also surviving are two brothers, Ralph Mankey of Decatur and Carl Mankey of Craigville; and six sisters, Mrs. Frieda McBride of Ossian, Mrs. Mable Denis of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Dorothy Hoffman of Preble, Mrs. Sherman (Mary) Gould of Decatur, Mrs. Larry (Patsy) Dafforn of Yoder and Mrs. Doyle [photo]
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(Laura) Werling of Tocsin.
  Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Goodwin Memorial Chapel with Rev. Garry Beecher officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery in Adams County.
  Calling hours at the funeral homje are today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 12 noon to 9 p.m.
  American Legion Post 111 will conduct military graveside rites.
  Memorials to Wells County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. 69 No. 9   Tuesday, November 11, 1997   p. 3, col. 1.

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[gravestone of Lawren and Mildred Arnold] 281. pd1130   ARNOLD Mildred E. Apr. 7, 1929 ________ Married Sept. 9 1951 Lawren K. Nov. 2. 1927 ________
God is, and all is well
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[gravestone of A. Jean Lash] 282. pd1201   A. Jean LASH Jan. 23, 1926 _____
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Alice J. Lash
  Alice Jean Lash, 84, of Decatur, formerly of Fort Wayne, died at her residence on Sunday, March 7, 2010.
  She was born on January 23, 1926 in Auburn, Indiana, to the late Brandon R. and Pearl (Landis) Lash.
  Alice was a member of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Fort Wayne. She was a former mail clerk for Fort Wayne Community Schools.
  She is survived by several nieces and nephews and a sister-in-law, Margaret Lash of Rockville, Indiana.
  Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 10, 2010, at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur, with reciting of the Holy Rosary at 3:30 p.m.
  A 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted on Thursday, March 11, 2010, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, with one hour visitation prior to the mass. Father Fernando Jimenez will be officiating.
  Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery, rural Decatur.
  Memorials are to the Allen County chapter of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. CVIII, NO. 57,   Tuesday, March 9, 2010.   p. 3A, col. 1.


[gravestone of Brandon and Pearl Lash] 283. pd1202   LASH Brandon 1888 - 1978 Pearl 1891 - 1963
[gray granite slant]
Brandon Lash, 89, Dies; Son Was Olympic Winner
  Father of Don Lash of Marshall, who was the United States 1936 Olympic winner in the two-mile run, Brandon R. Lash, 89, of Craigville Route 1 died of pneumonia at 10:45 a.m. Saturday in Clinic Hospital, where he had been a patient six days.
  A retired farmer and Decatur General Electric employee, the elder Lash was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren. He resided most of his life in Wells County except for a 16-year span in Auburn; during which time he was employed at the Auburn Foundry.
  The son, Don, graduated from Auburn High School in 1933 after holding many state track records. He became in 1936 America's first Olympic runner to break the two-mile run record, running it in nine minutes, thus winning the gold medal.
  In 1938 he graduated from Indiana University after winning many Big 10 records, as well as the James Sullivan Award for outstanding American Athlete in 1938. For seven years he held the national cross country championship.
  Don Lash and his wife also provided resources and a training center for Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Rockville. For more than 20 years the younger Lash was with the FBI and is currently state representative for District 32.
  Also remembered here is a grandson, Russell Lash, who served at one time as warden at the Michigan City prison.
  Born Aug. 3, 1888 in Pittsfield, Mass., Brandon Lash was a son of Charles and Anna Kiefer Lash. His marriage to Pearl Landis, who died June 30, 1963, took place in Wells County Dec. 14, 1908.
  In addition to the son, Don, are another son, Charles of Brook; three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Isabelle) Chronister of Decatur, Miss Jean Lash of Fort Wayne and Mrs. Richard (Barbara) Braun of Monroe, 10 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
  Calling is at the Thoma-Rich Funeral Home until a.m. Tuesday, at which time the body will be taken to the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren for services at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Dwight Hargett will officiate at the rites and burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XLVIII No. 99   Monday, February 27, 1978   p. 3, col. 4 & 5.
Mrs. Brandon Lash Is Taken By Death
  Mrs. Pearl Lash, 71, wife of Brandon Lash of near Craigville, died at 8:55 a.m. Sunday at the Adams county memorial hospital, following an illness of four years.
  Born July 21, 1891, she was a daughter of Daniel and Delilah Brooks-Landis, and was married to Brandon Lash Dec. 14, 1907. The family has lived near Craigville for 26 years.
  Mrs. Lash was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Surviving are her husband; four daughters, Mrs. Isabel Chronister of Craigville, Mrs. Anna Froede of Fort Wayne, Miss Jean Lash of Craigville, and Mrs. Barbara Braun of Decatur; two sons, Charles Lash of Brooks; and Don Lash of Indianapolis; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three brothers, George and Forrest Landis of Craigville, and Ralph Landis of Manastee, Mich., and two sisters, Mrs. Opal Zimmerman of Decatur; and Mrs. Olie Olsen of Homer, Mich.
  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, the Rev. Dolar Ritchey officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the McBride funeral home in Bluffton until 12 noon Tuesday, when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXI No. 154.   Monday, July 1, 1963.   p. 1, col. 7.

Mrs. Brandon Lash Dies; Ill 4 Years
  Mrs. Pearl Lash, 71, wife of Brandon Lash of Craigville Route 1, died at 8:55 a.m. Sunday at the Decatur Hospital. Death due to carcinoma, followed an illness of four years. She had been seriously ill four months.
  A native of Darke County, O., she was born July 21, 1891, the daughter of Daniel and Delilah Brooks Landis. Her marriage to Mr. Lash, who survives, took place Dec. 14, 1907 at Craigville.
  Mrs. Lash, a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, had resided in Wells County 26 years.
  Surviving, in addition to the husband, are four daughters, Mrs. Isabel Chronister and Miss Jean Lash, both of Craigville, Mrs. Anna Freebe of Fort Wayne and Mrs. Barbara Braun of Decatur, and two sons, Charles of Brook and Don of Indianapolis.
  Also surviving are three brothers, George, Ralph, and Forrest Landis, all of Manastee, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Opal Zimmerman of Decatur and Mrs. Ollie Olsen of Homer, Mich.; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
  Friends may call at the McBride Funeral Home until noon Tuesday when the body will be taken to the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren for services at 2:30 p.m.
  Rev. Dolar Ritchey will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXIII No. 204   Monday, July 1, 1963   p. 1, col. 2.

[gravestone of Allen Worthman] 284. pd1203   Allen son of H.& C. WORTHMAN Jan. 22, 1952
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[gravestone of Mildred and Floyd Roth] 285. pd1204   ROTH Mildred H. 1914 - 2005 married Apr. 17, 1938 Floyd M. 1917 - 1987 Parents of: Roger, James & Janelle
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Obituaries
Floyd Roth
  Floyd M. Roth, 70, a well-known Monroe resident active in many business, civic, and church affairs for decades, died unexpectedly at 4:25 p.m. Saturday in Adams County Memorial Hospital after being stricken by a heart attack at home.
  He was born in Union Township on February 15, 1917 to Albert and Elva Barger-Roth and married the former Mildred Henschen on April 17, 1938 in Adams County. She survives.
  He founded Roth Electric in Monroe 40 years ago and operated it, in conjunction with his son, Roger, for many years. He also ran Monroe Coin Laundry.
  Mr. Roth was the longtime chairman of the Miss Adams County Pageant held during Monroe days and was a member of the Monroe Town Board for many years.
  He was also founder of the Monroe Rescue Squad which has performed many rescue and life-saving services over the years, and was a veteran member of the Monroe Volunteer Fire Department, which operates the rescue squad.
  He was the trustee of Pleasant Dale Cemetery for forty years and a member of the Monroe Lions Club.
  In addition, he belonged to the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren and was a life member of its Deacon Board. He was active in many church events and was a longtime Sunday School teacher.
  Other survivors include one son, Roger Roth of route 4; a daughter, Mrs. Gale (Janelle) Riley of route 1, Monroe; a sister, Mrs. Earl (Donna) Habegger of Berne; two brothers: Lloyd Roth (his twin) of Albion and Dwight Roth of route 1, Decatur; two grandsons: James Roth and Todd Riley; and two granddaughters: Kimberly Roth and Theresa Riley.
  A son, James Roth; a sister, and four brothers are deceased.
  Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with Rev. Norman L. Replogle officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Visiting hours are 7-9 p.m. today and 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at Zwick-Boltz and Jahn Funeral Home.
  His body will also lie in state in the church an hour prior to the service.
  Preferred memorials are gifts to the Pleasant Dale Scholarship Fund, of which Mr. Roth was administrator.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXXXV, No. 234   Monday, October 5, 1987.   p. 5, col. 1.

Deaths
Funeral for Floyd Roth, 70, Wednesday; Active at Monroe
  Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren for Floyd M. Roth, 70, of Monroe, who died at 4:25 p.m. Saturday in the emergency room of Decatur Hospital after being stricken at home by a heart attack.
  Mr. Roth owned and operated with a son, Roger, the Roth Electric firm the past 40 years and the Monroe Coin Laundry.
  He had been for many years chaiman of the Miss Adams County pageant of Monroe Days and had served for a number of years as a member of the Monroe Rescue Squad. He had been a Monroe Town Board member also.
  Mr. Roth was active in the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, serving as a life member of the deacon board and a Sunday school teacher. He had been a trustee the past 40 years of the Pleasant Dale Cemetery Association. He was a member of the Monroe Lions Club.
  A native of Union Twp., Adams County, Mr. Roth was born Feb. 15, 1917, a son of Albert and Elva Barger Roth. His marriage April 17, 1938 was to Mildren (sic) Herschen (sic), who survives.
  In addition to the wife, survivors are the son Roger, who resides on Decatur Route 4; one daughter, Mrs. Gale (Janelle) Riley of Monroe Route 1; two brothers, twin Lloyd Roth of Albion and Dwight Roth of Decatur Route 1; one sister, Mrs. Earl (Donna) Habegger of Berne, and four grandchildren.
  Rev. Norman Replogle will officiate at services Wednesday and burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Visiting hours are from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Zwick-Boltz and Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur and at the church one hour prior to services.
  Preferred memorials are to the Pleasant Dale Scholarship Fund, of which Mr. Roth was administrator.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LVI No. 285   Tuesday, October 6, 1987   p. 3, col. 1.

OBITUARIES
Mildred H. Roth
  Mildred H. Roth, 90, formerly of Monroe, died at 3:05 a.m. Sunday in Swiss Village Retirement Community at Berne.
  She was born on September 8, 1914, in Adams County to Samuel D. and Florence F. Yaney Henschen.
  She married Floyd M. Roth on April 17, 1938; he died on October 3, 1987.
  She was a homemaker who owned the Monroe Coin Laundry and was a cook at Adams Central School in Monroe. She was a member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, rural Decatur, and was its historian, superintendent of its children's Sunday School, a life deacon, a member of the Ladies' Fellowship, and a member of the Plus Ultra Sunday School class.
  She was a member of the auxiliary organization of the Monroe Fire Department.
  Surviving are a son, Roger F. Roth of rural Decatur; one daughter, Mrs. Gale H. (Janelle) Riley of rural Monroe; four grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; five great- grandchildren; eight stepgreat-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
  A son, a brother, and two sisters are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with burial in the church cemetery.
  Visiting hours are 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, which requests that people arrive on Second St. from the south through downtown Decatur due to construction work farther north on that street. Visitation is at the church from 9-10 a.m. Wednesday.
  Preferred memorials are to the church or to the endowment fund at Swiss Village.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. CIII, NO. 77,   Monday, April 11, 2005   p. 2A, col. 1.

[gravestone of James H. Roth] 286. pd1205   James H. son of F.M. & M.H. ROTH July 13, 1944
[small red granite block on same concrete footing as Mildred and Floyd]

ROTH CHILD DIES
  James Harold Roth, day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd M. Roth, Kirkland township, Adams county, died Friday at the Adams County hospital at Decatur. The mother was formerly Mildred Henschen. The parents and a brother, Roger, survive. Funeral services were held this morning with burial in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.


[gravestone of Seth and Bonnie Zimmerman] 287. pd1206   ZIMMERMAN Seth D. 1906 - 1955 Bonnie L. 1901 - 1981
[upright polished gray granite on gray granite base]

Seth Zimmerman Is Killed In Fall
Former Resident Is Killed In Michigan
  Seth D. Zimmerman, 49, former Adams county farmer, was killed instantly about 3:20 o'clock Monday afternoon in a fall from a tree on his farm near Camden, Mich. Death was caused by a skull fracture.
  The family resided for many years south of Pleasant Mills, moving recently to Michigan.
  The fall victim was born in Adams county April 4, 1906, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Zimmerman, and was married to Miss Louise Slusher, April 4, 1928.
  Mr. Zimmerman was a member of the Church of God at Willshire, O.
  Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Glen Zimmerman of near Decatur, and Floyd and Lloyd, both at home; a daughter, Patsy, at home, and six brothers, Fred Zimmerman of Craigville, William and Ben Zimmerman of Rapid City, Mich., Dan, Ervin and Lawrence Zimmerman, all of near Decatur. One son preceded him in death.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Gillig & Doan funeral home and at 2 p.m. at the Willshire Church of God, the Rev. Herbert Schumm and the Rev. Earl Patrick officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale cemetery in Kirkland township. Friends may call at the funeral home after 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LIII. No. 86.   Tuesday, April 12, 1955.   p. 1, col. 3.

Craigville Man's Brother Is Killed
  Seth D. Zimmerman, 49, former Adams county farmer, brother of a Craigville man, was killed instantly about 3:20 o'clock Monday afternoon in a fall from a tree on his farm near Camden, Mich. Death was caused by a skull fracture.
  The fall victim was born in Adams county April 4, 1906, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Zimmerman, and was married to Miss Louise Slusher, April 4, 1928.
  Mr. Zimmerman was a member of the Church of God at Willshire, O.
  Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Glen Zimmerman of near Decatur, and Floyd and Lloyd, both at home; a daughter, Patsy, at home and six brothers, Fred Zimmerman of Craigville, William and Ben Zimmerman of Rapid City, Mich., Dan Ervin and Lawrence Zimmerman, all of near Decatur.
  Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Gillig & Doan Funeral Home, Decatur and at 2 p.m. at the Willshire Church of God with burial in Pleasant Dale Cemetery in Kirkland Township.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXV No. 138   Wednesday, April 13, 1955   p. 6, col. 3.

Obituaries
Bonnie L. Zimmerman   Bonnie L. Zimmerman, 79, 1109 Bollman St., an employee of the Decatur Industries from 1959-63 and the widow of Seth D. Zimmerman, died at 6:15 a.m. today at the Adams County Memorial Hospital, where she had been admitted a few hours earlier.
  She attended the First Church of the Nazarene.
  Born in Indiana on May 26, 1901, she was the daughter of James and Louisa DeBoyd-Slusher, and was married on April 4, 1928 to Seth D. Zimmerman, he died in 1955.
  Survivors include four children, Glen R. Zimmerman, route 3, Decatur, Miss Patsy L. Zimmerman and Lloyd D. Zimmerman, both of Fort Wayne, Floyd L. Zimmerman, route 3, Decatur; one sister, Mrs. Goldie Zimmerman, Rapid City, Mich.; one brother, Othel Slusher, Fort Wayne, and five grandchildren.
  One son, Kenneth, three sisters, 10 brothers, and one grandchild preceded her in death.
  Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the Zwick Funeral Home with Rev. Donald K. Ault officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon Wednesday until time of the services on Thursday.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXXIX, No. 4   Tuesday, January 6, 1981   p. 2A, col. 2.

[gravestone of Kenneth L. Zimmerman] 288. pd1207   Kenneth L. son of S.D. & B.L. ZIMMERMAN Jan. 12, 1930 - Jan.10, 1939
[gray granite block]

BOY DIES AFTER BRIEF ILLNESS
[Kennet]h Zimmerman [Dies] This Morning At [Co]unty Hospital
  [Kenneth] L. Zimmerman, eight-[year-old s]on of Mr. and Mrs. Seth [Zimmer]man, St. Mary's township, [died at?] the Adams County Memor[ial Hospita]l at 2 o'clock this morn-[ing from cer]ebro spinal meningitis.
  [The? chil]d was born January 12, [1930 an?]d had been ill about four [.... He] attended the Pleasant [... schoo?]l and was in the third [grade. He] was an apt and bright [child] well liked by his school- [mates?]
  [Besides? th]e parents, the child is [survived?] by a brother Glen and a [sister? ...atsy.]
  [The body] was removed to the Gil-[lig and Doan] funeral home on Mar- [ket street] from which place pri-[vate funeral] services will be held [...day af[ternoon at 2 o'clock.
[Rev.? ...en Ma]rshall will officiate. [Burial] will be in the Pleasant [Dale ce]metery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXXVII. No. Eight.   Tuesday, January 10, 1939.   p. 1, col. 1. microfilmed torn page in bound volume


[gravestone of Della and D. Clinton Zimmerman] 289. pd1208   ZIMMERMAN Della B. 1881 - 1966 D. Clinton 1872 - 1943
[polished red granite upright on red granite base]
{Clinton Zimmerman 70 1-11-1943 Pleasant Dale, from Deaths- St Luke Church. Rev H.H.Meckstroth, p.53}

Dewitt Zimmerman Dies Friday Night
Prominent Adams County Farmer Dies at His Home; Funeral Monday
  Dewitt Clinton Zimmerman, 70, prominent Kirkland township, Adams county, farmer, died early Friday night at his home eight miles southwest of Decatur following a four-month illness with carcinoma.
  The decedent was born in Kirkland township, Adams county, Oct. 16, 1872, a son of Peter and Suzanna Niblick Zimmerman. His marriage was to Della Fry, daughter of Joel Fry of this city.
  Surviving are the wife, Della; two sons, Edgar and Joe Harold Zimmerman, both of Preble; five daughters, Mrs. D. E. Foreman of Monroe, Ms. H. C. Foreman of Fort Wayne, Miss Virginia Zimmerman, Goshen, and Miss Kathryn Zimmerman and Miss Donnabelle Zimmerman, both at home; a twin brother, Milton, Kirkland township, and two other brothers, Edward and Dayton, both of Fort Wayne.
  Five grandchildren survive. A daughter, Florence, is deceased.
  He was a member of St. Luke's Evangelical Reformed church of Kirkland township. The body, removed to the Jahn funeral home in Bluffton, will be returned this evening to the residence.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Monday at St. Luke's church with Rev. Matthew Worthman of Bluffton, assisted by Rev. H. H. Mechstroth of Vera Cruz, officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale cemetery, Kirkland township.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XIV. No. 57.   Saturday, January 9, 1943   p. 1, col. 3.

Della Zimmerman dies this morning
  Mrs. Della Zimmerman, 84, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Adams county, and mother of Mrs. D. E. Foreman, Mrs. Robert Kiess, and Joe Harold Zimmerman of this community, died at 12:30 a.m. today.
  The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Fry, she was born April 9, 1881 in Wells county. She was married to D. Clint Zimmerman in 1902. He preceded her in death in 1943. Mrs. Zimmerman was a former member of St. Luke's United Church of Christ, and at the time of her death was a member of the Congregational church of Fort Wayne.
  Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. D. E. (Josephine) Foreman and Mrs. Robert (Kathryn) Kiess, of Decatur, and Mrs. H. C. (Berteline) Foreman, Miss Virginia Zimmerman, and Mrs. Chalmer (Donna) Borne of Fort Wayne; one son, Joe Harold Zimmerman of route 4; a sister, Mrs. Metta King, Ossian; two brothers, Homer Fry, of Fort Wayne and Walter Fry, of Lansing, Mich,; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. One son, Edgar, is deceased.
  The body has been taken to the Chalfont-Perry funeral home in Fort Wayne, where arrangements are incomplete.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXIV No. 68   Tuesday, March 22, 1966   p. 1, col. 3.

Mrs. Zimmerman Dies at Fort Wayne
  Mrs. Della B. Zimmerman, 84, of Fort Wayne, a native of Wells County, was dead on arrival at 12:15 a.m. Tuesday at Lutheran Hospital.
  She had resided in Adams County from 1902 until 1943, when she moved to Fort Wayne. She was a member of Plymouth Church.
  Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Virginia Zimmerman, Mrs. Herbert Foreman, Mrs. Chalmer Borne, all of Fort Wayne, Mrs. D. E. Foreman and Mrs. Robert Kiess, both of Decatur; a son, Joseph H. of Decatur; two brothers, Homer Fry of Fort Wayne and Walter Fry of Lansing, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Metta King of Ossian, 12 grandchildren and nine great-grand- children.
  Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Chalfant-Perry-Klaehn Funeral Home in Fort Wayne.
  Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Plymouth Congregational Church with Rev. Lawrence Fairchild officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren Cemetery in Adams County.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXVI No. 120   Wednesday, March 23, 1966   p. 3, col. 4.

[gravestone of Alice M. Baumgartner] 290. pd1209   Alice M. MCGOUGH 1918 - ____
{last name covered with brass plate with name Baumgartner}
[red granite slant]
{Alice Baumgartner, from cemetery map}

[gravestone of Viola and Joe Baumgartner] 291. pd1210   BAUMGARTNER Viola 1888 - 1971 Joe 1887 - 1966
[upright polished red granite on red granite base]
Joe Baumgartner Dies; Ill 4 Months
  Joe Baumgartner, 78, on Monroe died at 7:15 p.m. Friday at his home. He had been ill for four months.
  A son of Peter and Mary Hawkins Baumgartner, he was born Jan. 26, 1887 in French twp.; Adams County. His marriage to Viola Beitler, who survives, took place Dec. 30, 1906.
  A retired farmer, he was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Surviving, in addition to the wife, are three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Esther) Yager of Owosso, Mich., Mrs. John (Anna) Rodich of Monroe Route 1 and Mrs. Merle (Alice) Burkhead of Monroe; four sons, Russell L. and Roy W., both of Decatur Route 2, Glen J. of North Manchester and Don H. of Lansdale, Pa.
  One sister, Mrs. Hattie Studebaker of Bluffton, 25 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren also survive.
  Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Wintereg-Linn Funeral Home in Decatur until 11:30 a.m. Monday, when the body will be taken to the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren at noon to lie in state until services at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Dolar Ritchey will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXVI No. 69 Saturday, January 22, 1966 p. 7, col. 5.

MONROE WOMAN DIES
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Winteregg-Linn Funeral Home in Decatur for Mrs. Viola Baumgartner, 82, of Monroe, who died Sunday at Decatur Hospital. Widow of Joseph Baumgartner, she is survived by two daughters, two sons, four sisters, one brother, 25 grandchildren and 59 great-grandchildren.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXXI No. 196 Tuesday, June 22, 1971 p. 7, col. 5.


[gravestone of Carl D. Baumgartner] 292. pd1211   PFC Carl D. BAUMGARTNER 395 Bomb. Squad. Dec. 4, 1919 Aug. 18, 1943
[red granite slant on gray granite base with U.S. flag in 1941 1945 holder]
Carl Baumgartner Funeral on Monday
Body of Kirkland Township Soldier Being Brought From Platt, Kansas
  Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon for Pfc. Carl David Baumgartner, Adams county youth who was killed in the crash of an army bomber near Pratt, Kan., Wednesday.
  Services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Monday afternoon at the home of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Baumgartner, in Kirkland township, and at 2 p.m. at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Rev. Russell Weller will officiated and the family has requested an announcement that it will not be a military service.
  The body is scheduled to arrive at the Yager funeral home at Berne this afternoon and will be taken to the home of the parents this evening.
  Earl B. Adams, of Decatur, charman of the home service committee of the Red Cross, received a telegram from the Red Cross director at Camp Beale, Calif., informing him that Pvt. Dale Baumgartner, brother of the air crash victim, would leave Friday night and should arrive at his home by Monday.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XIV. No. 247. Bluffton, Indiana Saturday, August 21, 1943 p.1, col.4

[gravestone of John M. Baumgartner] 293. pd1212   John M. BAUMGARTNER 1917 - 1940
[small red granite slant]
Adams County Man Ends His Own Life
John Melvin Baumgartner Is Found Dead in Auto, From Bullet Wound
  John Melvin Baumgartner, 23, well-known Adams county young man, a son of Joseph and Viola Beitler Baumgartner, four miles south of Berne, was found dead in his parked automobile early this morning by a passing motorist, at a point about four miles southeast of Berne. Death had been caused by a bullet wound.
  According to a report from Berne, Coroner Jerome Yager pronounced the death due to a suicidal act, circumstances being such, it was indicated, that there appeared to be no doubt the bullet wound had been self inflicted.
  The young man was reported to have visited during the early part of the night at the home of a girl friend. The exact time the wound was inflicted remained problematical.
  Born in French township, Adams county, the decedent was a lifelong resident of Adams county. He had been employed as a farm hand for Howard Parr, farmer east of Berne.
  Surviving besides the parents are nine brothers and sisters, Mrs. Esther Yager, Mrs. Alice Smith, Russell and Glen Baumgartner, all near Fort Wayne; Mrs. Anna McKean, of Monroe; and Ray, Carl, Dale and Don Baumgartner, all at home.
  The body will be taken this evening from the funeral home of L. L. Yager & Son in Berne to the parental home, four miles south of that town.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pleasant Dale Brethren church, in charge of Rev. Russell Weller. Burial will be in the cemetery adjacent to the church.
Evening News-Banner   Vol. XI. No. 29. Bluffton, Indiana Thursday, December 5, 1940 p.1, col.2

[gravestone of Jackie Baumgartner] 294. pd1213   Jackie son of G. & F. BAUMGARTNER 1933 - 1941
[small red granite slant]

SHORT ILLNESS FATAL TO YOUTH
Jackie Allen Baumgartner Dies Saturday Evening
  Jackie Allen Baumgartner, eight-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Glen B. Baumgartner of Preble township, died at 6 o'clock Saturday evening at the Adams county memorial hospital after a two weeks' illness of nephritis.
  The youth was born in Preble township September 6, 1933, the son of Glen B. and Florence Werling-Baumgartner. He was a student in the preble school and a member of the Pleasant Dale church. Surviving besides the parents are a sister, Bonnie Lou, at home; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Baumgartner of near Berne and Albert Werling of
(CONTINUED ON PAGE FIVE)
Preble.
  Funeral services will be held at the home at 2 p.m. Tuesday and at 2:30 o'clock at the Pleasant Dale church. Rev. Weller officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body was returned to the home Sunday evening from the Zwick funeral home.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXXIX. No. 283.   Monday, December 1, 1941   p. 1, col. 4; p. 5, col. 6.

[gravestone of Florence and Glen Baumgartner] 295. pd1214   BAUMGARTNER Florence 1910 - 1944 Glen 1911 - 1981
[upright polished black granite on black granite base]
Heart Attack is Fatal For Glen J. Baumgartner, 70
  A resident of 1003 Lewis Dr. in Decatur, Glen J. Baumgartner, 70, was dead upon arrival at 12:35 p.m. Saturday at Decatur Hospital. Mr. Baumgartner became suddenly ill, with death attributed to a heart attack.
  Operator of the Peterson Grain Co. for 16 years, Mr. Baumgartner was retired after being employed four years by the Schafer Co. in Decatur.
  Born Feb. 20, 1911 in Adams County, he was a son of Joe and Viola Beitler Baumgartner. His marriage to Florence Werling, who survives, took place May 22, 1931.
  In addition to the wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Leonard (Bonnie) Funk of Decatur; two brothers, Roy W. Baumgartner of Decatur and Don H. Baumgartner of Hatfield, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. John (Anna) Rodich of Berne Route 1 and Mrs. Alice McGough of Monroe Route 1, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
  Calling from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 today will be at the Winteregg-Linn and Haggard Funeral Home in Decatur. Services there at 10 a.m. Tuesday will be in charge of Rev. John Niederhaus and burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LII No. 7 Monday, November 9, 1981 p. 3, col. 1.


[gravestone of Dale E. Baumgartner] 296. pd1215   P.F.C. Dale E. BAUMGARTNER Co.C. 36 Arm D.Inf. Regt. 3rd Division Apr. 5, 1922 Dec. 10, 1944
[red granite slant on gray granite base with U.S. flag in WW U.S. Veteran holder]

Kirkland Graduate Killed in Action
  Pfc. Dale Baumgartner, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Baumgartner of Decatur, graduate of Kirkland high school, and husband of Pauline Acker Baumgartner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Acker, was killed in action in Germany on December 10.
  Pfc. Baumgartner, the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Baumgartner to give his life for his country, went overseas in May, 1944 and was attached to the third division of General Hodges First army, that first captured a town in Germany.
  His brother, Pfc. Carl Baumgartner, was killed in a bomber crash near Pratt, Kan., in August, 1943.
  Four years ago he was married to Miss Acker. They have a three-year old son, Ned Baumgartner.
  Pfc. Baumgartner entered the army on Nov. 21, 1942, and was trained at Camp Beale, Cal., and Camp Bowie, Texas. He was sent overseas in May, 1944 and participated in the invasion of France. Prior to entering the armed forces he was employed by the Rae wire company of Fort Wayne.
  Besides his parents, wife and child, he is survived by four brothers, Glenn of Preble; Roy and Don of Decatur; Russell of Peterson; and three sisters, Mrs. Chad Yager, Spencerville; Mrs. Anna McKean, and Mrs. Alice Smith, living on Decatur rural routes.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XVI. No. 52. Bluffton, Indiana Wednesday, January 3, 1945 p.3, col.5

[gravestone of Auzalah and John Zimmerman] 297. pd1216   ZIMMERMAN Auzalah C. 1890 1964 John E. 1889 - 1944
[upright red granite on red granite base]

John Zimmerman Dies At Peterson
Death Occurs This Morning From Paralyis; Funeral To Be Thursday
  John E. Zimmerman, 54, lifelong resident of Kirkland township, Adams county, died at 8:45 a. m. today at his home, one mile south of Peterson. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis, which he suffered a week ago.
  Born May 19, 1889 at Peterson, he was the son of William and Eliza McWirter Zimmerman. He was married Nov. 8, 1912 at Tocsin to Zella Breiner.
  Surviving are the widow; a daughter, Mrs. Ford Worthman, of Fort Wayne, and two grandchildren. A sister, Miss Dessie Zimmerman, is deceased.
  The body will be taken late this evening from the Jahn funeral home to the residence.
  Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p. m. Thursday at the residence and at 2 p. m. at the Beulah Chapel church in charge of Rev. Arthur, of Decatur, assisted by Mrs. J. Bontrager, of Peterson. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XV. No. 107.   Tuesday, March 7, 1944   p. 4, col. 5.

Stroke Fatal to Mrs. Zimmerman
  Mrs. Auzalah (Breiner) Zimmerman, 74, of Fort Wayne, formerly of Tocsin, died at 2 a.m. today at Clinic Hospital. Death was attributed to a stroke.
  Mrs. Zimmerman was born Tocsin. Her marriage was to John Zimmerman, who died in 1944.
  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ford Warthman of Fort Wayne; two brothers, Arba Breiner of Tocsin and Lawrence Breiner of Fort Wayne; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
  Friends may call at the Chalfant-Perry Funeral Home in Fort Wayne after 7 p.m. Thursday.
   Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXIV No. 269   Wednesday, September 16, 1964   p. 3, col. 5.

[gravestone of Mildred, Helen, and Walter Sills] 298. pd1217   SILLS Mildred 1910 - 1989 Helen 1938 - 1941 Walter 1899 - 1977
[upright gray granite on gray granite base]

Walter A. Sills Dies Suddenly
  Walter A. Sills, 77, of 1311 West South St. died at 11:30 a.m. today while picking berries in the Hinshaw strawberry patch at Murray.
  Cause of his death was not known immediately.
  Surviving are the wife, the former Mildred Miller, four daughters and six sons.
  The body was taken to the Thoma-Rich Funeral Home.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XLVII No. 225   Tuesday, July 26, 1977   p. 3, col. 4.

Deaths
Mrs. Mildred Sills, Age 79, Dies Today of Short Illness
  A resident of 1311 West South St., Mrs. Mildred P. Sills, 79, died at 2:30 a.m. today at Caylor-Nickel Medical Center. Death, which followed an illness of six months, was due to leukemia.
  Born in Adams County Jan. 1, 1910, she was a daughter of Emanuel and Sylvia Bretlinger Miller. Her marriage in May, 1934 in Adams County was to Walter A. Sills, who preceded her in death in July, 1977.
  A housewife, she was an active member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Survivors include six sons, Ralph D. Sills and Paul S. Sills, both of Fort Wayne, Isaac W. Sills of rural Huntington, Walter A. Sills Jr. and David L. Sills, both of Bluffton and Charles E. Sills of Poneto; four daughters, Mrs. Joyce Meints of Craigville, Mrs. William (Ruth) Sprow of Fort Wayne, Mrs. David (Rose M.) Mattes of New Haven, and Mrs. Henry (Clara) Bayes of Bluffton.
  Two brothers, Lloyd Miller of Monroe, and Zeal Miller of rural Decatur; five sisters, Mrs. Nina Ross and Mrs. Dorothy Sprunger, both of Decatur, Mrs. Elmer (Margaret) Meyers of Berne, Mrs. Goldie Cook of Pleasant Mills, and Mrs. Russel (Nettie Jean) Mabis of Payne, Ohio; 23 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, also survive.
  Calling at the Thoma-Rich Funeral Home will be from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 1 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
  Funeral services, under the direction of Rev. Norman Replogle, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
  Preferred forms of memorial are gifts to the Wells County Cancer Society.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LVIII Nol 185   Monday, June 5, 1989   p. 3, col. 1.

SILLS CHILD IS BURNED FATALLY NEAR PETERSON
HELEN SILLS, 3, DAUGHTER OF MR. AND MRS. WALTER SILLS, DIES AT DECATUR
  Helen Pauline Sills, three-year-old daughter of Walter and Pauline Miller Sills, of Adams county, former residents of Wells county, died at 5:50 a. m. today at the Adams county hospital in Decatur from burns received in an accident Monday evening.
  The tragedy occurred between 6:30 and 7:00 while the parents were doing the chores on their farm, one mile east of Peterson. The child's dress caught fire from a small laundry store. A brother, Ralph, 12, who was in the house at the time, grabbed a throw rug and wrapped his sister in it and had the fire almost out before the mother reached the house. The child was rushed immediately to the hospital.
  The child was born in Wells county.
  Surviving besides the parents are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Miller, near Monroeville, two sisters and four brothers, Ralph, Isaac, Joyce, Ruth and Junior, all at home.
  The body will be left at the Jahn funeral home until funeral services, which will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren in charge of Rev. Russell Weller. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. XIII. No. 54.   Tuesday, January 6, 1942   p. 1, col. 3.

[gravestone of Ronald L. Mankey] 299. pd1218   Son Ronald L. MANKEY 1934 - 1943
[red granite block]

concrete urn

[gravestone of Grace and James Mankey] 300. pd1219   MANKEY Grace E. 1893 - 1973 James D. 1886 - 1941
[upright red granite on red granite base]

Death Claims James Mankey Native of Adams County Dies This Morning At Bluffton
  James D. Mankey, 51, prominent Lancaster township, Wells county farmer, and former Adams county resident, died this morning at 10:45 o'clock at the Wells county hospital at Bluffton.
  Death was attributed to complications and followed an illness of five to six weeks.
  The deceased was born in Whitley county on December 8, 1886, the son of Christ and Ellen Bridgham-Mankey. He was married in Adams county in 1911 to Grace Barger, who survives.
  Surviving, besides the widow, are four children, Mrs. Jacob Borne of near Craigville, Earl Mankey of Decatur, Emily and Ronald, both at home; a sister, Mrs. Susie Rhodes of Fort Wayne, and four brothers, Wesley of near Decatur, Forrest of Lancaster township, Harvey of Decatur and Erwin of Bluffton.
  The body will be returned to the residence, three miles southwest of Peterson on the Adams-Wells county line Sunday noon. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXXIX, No. 94. Decatur, Indiana, Saturday, April 19, 1941 p.1, col.6

Mrs. Mankey Rites Will Be Wednesday
  Her death caused by a blood clot following surgery, Mrs. Gracie Mankey, 80, of Decatur Route 2 died at 10:50 a.m. Sunday at Clinic Hospital.
  Born in Lancaster Twp., Wells County, Mrs. Mankey was a daughter of Edward and Minnie (Bretlinger) Barger. Date of her birth was April 1, 1893.
  She was married to James Mankey, who died April 19, 1941.
  Survivors are a son, Earl Mankey of Decatur Route 2; a daughter, Mrs. David (Evelyn) Reidt of Craigville Route 1; and two sisters, Mrs. Theo Byerly of Bluffton and Mrs. Thomas (Vera) Chandler of Fort Wayne.
  Surviving also are 12 grand-children and 20 great- granchildren.
  Mrs. Mankey was a member of the Craigville United Methodist Church.
  Friends may call at the Thoma-Rich Funeral Home after 7 p.m. today. The body will be taken Wednesday noon to the church of which Mrs. Mankey was a member , where services will be at 1:30 p.m., in charge of Rev. Fred Pflugh of Hamlet and Rev. Harold Wilson. Burial will be at Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXXIII No. 299   Monday, October 22, 1973   p. 3, col. 2.

concrete urn

[gravestone of Flora and P. Henry Drum] 301. pd1220   DRUM Flora A. 1870 - 1939 P. Henry 1865 - 1950
[gray granite slant on concrete footing]

Henry Drum Dies At Home This Morning
Funeral Services Tuesday Afternoon
  Henry Drum, 94, a retired farmer, died suddenly at 7:45 o'clock this morning at the home of his daughter, Miss Opal Drum, 1309 Master Drive. Although he had been in poor health for some time, his death was unexpected.
  He was born in Wells county July 24, 1865, a son of Philip and Frances Hartman-Drum, and was married to Flora Brentlinger Nov. 22[?], 1894[?]. Mrs. Dum died May 6[?], 1939.
  Mr. Drum formerly lived at Curryville.
  Survivors, include two other daughters, Mrs. Effie Ellis of Fort Wayne and Mrs. Edna Callow of Decatur; two sons, Dorphus Drum and Noble Drum, both of Decatur; eight grandchildren; three step-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Two brothers and four sisters are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Pleasant Dale church, with burial in the church cemetery. The body will remain at the Zwick funeral home until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XLVIII. No. 148. Decatur, Indiana, Saturday, June 24, 1950 p.1, col.7

MRS. DRUM IS TAKEN BY DEATH
Mrs. Henry Drum Dies Friday Evening Of Complications
  Mrs. Flota Drum, 69, wife of Henry Drum, prominent Adams county resident, died last night at 7:45 o'clock at her home, five miles north of Decatur in Root township.
  Death was attributed to complications following an illness of about two years.
  The deceased was born in Allen county, Ohio, December 24, 1869. the daughter of Lewis and Margaret Brentlinger.
  She moved to this county when 11 years old. The deceased was a member of the Craigville U. B. church for 50 years.
  Surviving, besides the husband, are the following children: Dorphus Drum of Decatur; Noble Drum, of Decatur; Mrs. Effie Ellis of Fort Wayne; Mrs. Stanley Callow of Decatur, and Opal at home. A brother, Orval Brentlinger of Markle, two sister[s], Mrs. Emanuel Miller of Berne and Mrs. Chester Booher, of Centerville, eight grandchildren and three stepgrandchildren, also survive.
  Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 1:45 o'clock at the residence and 2:30 o'clock at the Pleasant Dale church with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Kenneth Timmons, of the First Christian church in this city, will officiate, assisted by Rev. C. R. Moore, of Craigville.
  The body will be returned from the S. E. Black funeral home to the residence this evening and may be viewed there after 7 p.m.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXXVII. No. 108.   Saturday, May 6, 1939.   p. 1, col. 3.

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[gravestone of Opal Jane Drum Wittwer] 302. pd1221   Opal Jane DRUM 1906 - 1989 married Hiram WITTWER
[upright gray granite on gray granite base]

Opal J. Wittwer
  Opal J. Drum Wittwer, 83, 1109 Bollman St., died at 4:16 p.m. Sunday in Lakeside Manor nursing home after a three- month illness.
  She was born on February 3, 1906 in Curryville to Peter H. and Flora A. Brentlinger Drum and married Hiram Wittwer on October 29, 1956; he died on July 14, 1973.
  Retired after a 17-year career at Central Soya Co., she was a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church, the church's Rebekah Circle, Monroe Better Homes and Garden Club, and the Decatur Business and Professional Women's Club.
  Surviving are one sister, Effie Ellis, Fort Wayne, and several nieces and nephews. One sister, Edna Callow, and two brothers, Dorphus and Noble Drum, are deceased. Mrs. Callow died March 13.
  Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Haggard and Armes Funeral Home, Rev. Fuhrman Miller officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery. Visiting hours are 7-9 p.m. Monday and 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Preferred memorials are to the church.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXXVI, NO. 78   Monday, April 13, 1989   p. 2, col. 2.

Wells Native, Mrs. Opal Drum Wittwer, Age 83, Dies Sunday
  A native of Wells County, Mrs. Opal J. Drum Wittwer of Decatur, died at 4:16 p.m. Sunday at Lakeside Manor Nursing Home in Decatur.
  Born Feb. 3, 1906 in Curryville, she was a daughter of Peter and Flora Brentlinger Drum. Her marriage Oct. 29, 1956 was to Hiram Wittwer, who preceded her in death July 14, 1973.
  Mrs. Wittwer, a retiree of Central Soya in Decatur, was a member of the St. Mark's United Methodist Church. She was a also a member of the Rebecca Circle of the church, the Monroe Better Homes and Gardens Club and the B.P.W. of Decatur.
  Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Effie Ellis of Fort Wayne; and several nieces and nephews.
  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Haggard-Armes Funeral Home in Decatur, where services will be conducted by Rev. Fuhrman Miller at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
  Burial will take place in Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Preferred forms of memorial are gifts to St. Mark's United Methodist Church.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LVIII No. 131   Monday, April 3, 1983   p. 3, col. 1.

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[gravestone of Margaret Geisel] 303. pd1222   Margaret GEISEL Jan. 12, 1909 Dec. 30, 1993 daughter of Albert & Mary
[gray granite block]

Margaret Geisel, 84
  A sister of Oscar Geisel of Berne, retired school teacher Margaret Geisel, 84, died Thursday at Timbercrest Health Care Center in North Manchester.
  She had been an elementary school teacher for 40 years, teaching in Mishawaka most of her life and in Adams County.
  Surviving, in addition to the brother in Berne, is a sister, Ruth Barrett of Fort Wayne.
  Services at 2 p.m. today were at Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, where calling was one hour prior to the services. Burial was to be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Memorials to the Timbercrest Retirement HOme of the church.
  Funeral arrangements were made by Grandstaff-Hentgen Benger Chapel at North Manchester.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. 65 No. 40   Monday, January 3, 1994   p. 3, col. 1.

[gravestone of Albert and Mary L. Geisel] 304. pd1223   GEISEL Albert 1876 - 1961 Mary L. 1875 - 1952
[red granite slant]

Quietly Married
  Mr. Albert Geisel and Miss Mary Leyse were married at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Klopfenstine on East Wabash street Thursday about 7:30 o'clock, Rev. Diefenbach performing the ceremony. The wedding was a secret to all but a few friends, of whom were Mr. and Mrs. Klopfenstien, who gave a very nice wedding supper in honor of the bride and groom. The bride has lived in Bluffton for the past ten years and is a beautiful character. The groom is a young farmer of Adams county. Mr. and Mrs. Geisel will live eight miles northeast of Bluffton.
Bluffton Chronicle. VOLUME 37. NUMBER 38 Wednesday, March 21, 1906. p. 8, col. 1.

Adolph Geisel's Brother Dies
  Albert Geisel, 85, of Fort Wayne, a brother of Adolph Geisel of Bluffton, died at 9 a.m. Monday in the Irene Byron Hospital, where he had been a patient 18 months.
  A native of Adams County, he had resided in Fort Wayne since 1958. His wife died in 1952.
  Mr. Geisel was a member of the Lincolnshire Church of the Brethren.
  Surviving, in addition to the brother, are two daughters, Mrs. Arthur Barrett, with whom he had resided, and Miss Margaret Geisel of Mishawaka, and a son, Oscar, of Decatur, all school teachers.
  Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Gillig & Doan Funeral Home at Decatur.
  Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home and at 2:30 p.m. at the Pleasant Dale Church, Rev. John Mishler and Rev. Harper Will officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXI No. 154   Tuesday, May 2, 1961   p. 3, col. 4.

Wife of Albert Geisel Is Dead
  Mrs. Mary L. Geisel, 76, native of Wells County and sister of Mrs. J. O. Shafer of Ossian, died at 6 a.m. Sunday at her home in Decatur after an illness of 18 months.
  Surviving are the husband, Albert Geisel; a son, Oscar Geisel, Decatur Route 2; two daughters, Mrs. Arthur Barrett of Fort Wayne and Miss Margaret Geisel of Mishawaka, and the sister at Ossian. There are five grandsons.
  Mrs. Geisel was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  The body is at the Gillig & Doan Funeral Home in Decatur, where friends may call after 2 p.m. today.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 Wednesday afternoon at the funeral home and at 2 o'clock at the Pleasant Dale Church. Rev. John Mishler will officiate.
  Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXII No. 298   Monday, October 20, 1952   p. 3, col. 4.

[gravestone of Celesta and James Bright] 305. pd1224   BRIGHT, Celesta I. Gahman 1884 - 1963 James F. 1883 - 1952
[long red granite block]
{Floyd Bright, on cemetery map}

James F. Bright Dies Last Night
Funeral Services Tuesday Afternoon
  James Franklin Bright, 68, retired railroad employe, died at 11 o'clock Friday night at his home two miles south of Tocsin following a heart attack.
  He was born Dec. 20, 1883, a son of Joshua and Sara Baum-Bright, and was married to Celesta Gahman Nov. 17, 1906.
  Mr. Bright was a member of the United Brethren church at Tocsin.
  Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Martin L. of Sharron, Pa., Wallace H. and Gerald Bright, both of Bluffton; three daughters, Mrs. Earl Woodworth of Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. Wade Bowman of Zanesville and Mrs. Harold Blue of Fort Wayne; five grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Bessie Mueller of Fort Wayne.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren in Kirkland township, the Rev. J. F. Bright officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body is at the Jahn funeral home in Bluffton, and will be removed to the residence, where friends may call after 2 p.m. Monday.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. L. No. 294. Decatur, Indiana, Saturday, December 13, 1952 p.1, col.6

James Bright, 68, Succumbs at Home
  James Franklin Bright, 68, of Craigville Route 1 died at 11 o'clock Friday evening at his home. Death was attributed to a heart attack and [he] had been ill a short time.
  The decedent was born Dec. 30, 1883 in Adams County to Joshua and Sarah Baum Bright. His marriage to Celesta Gahman, who survives, took place in Bluffton Nov. 17, 1906.
  Mr. Bright was a retired railroad man and a member of the United Brethren Church of Tocsin. He had been a resident of Wells County for 40 years.
  Surviving in addition to the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Earl Woodworth of Phoenix, Ariz.; Mrs. Wade Bowman of Zanesville; and Mrs. Harold Blue of Fort Wayne; three sons, Martin L. of Sharon, Pa.; Wallace H. and Gerald F. of Bluffton Route 4; a sister, Mrs. Bessie Muller of Fort Wayne and five grandchildren.
  The body was taken to the Jahn Funeral Home, where friends may call after 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon. The body will be taken to the home in Lancaster Township Monday, where friends may call after 1 o'clock Monday afternoon.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday at the Pleasant Dale Church, Kirkland Township, Adams County, with Rev. J. F. Bright officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXIII No. 36   Saturday, December 13, 1952   p. 1, col. 6.

Mrs. James Bright Is Taken By Death
  Mrs. Celesta I. Bright, 78, of Craigville route 1, died at 7 o'clock Monday morning at Waynedale following an illness of two and one-half years. Her husband, James F. Bright, preceded her in death Dec. 12, 1952.
  Mrs. Bright was a member of the Tocsin U.B. church.
  Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Earl Woodworth of North Webster, Mrs. Richard Robertson of Grabill route 1, and Mrs. Harold Blue of Fort Wayne; three sons, Martin Bright of Sharon, Pa., Wallace Bright of Sandusky, O., and Gerald Bright of Fort Wayne; two brothers, Martin Gahman of Craigville route 1, Mrs. Calrence (sic) Abbott of Convoy, O., and Mrs. Clare O'Dell of Lima, O.; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
  Friends may call at the Goodwin funeral home at Bluffton until 12 noon Wednesday, when the body will be removed to the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethen for services at 2 p.m. The Rev. J. F. Bright and the Rev. Dolar Ritchey will officiate, with burial in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXI No. 207. Decatur, Indiana, Tuesday, September 3, 1963. p.1, col.2

Mrs. Bright, 78, Dies at Waynedale
  Mrs. Celesta I. Bright, 78, who formerly resided on Craigville Route 1, died at 7 a.m. Monday at her home at 2704 McArthur Dr., Waynedale. She had been ill 2 1/2 years.
  Born Dec. 15, 1884 at Elida, O., she was the daughter of William H. and Nancey Brinneman Gahman. Her marriage Nov. 17, 1907 at Magley was to James (Frank) Bright, who died in 1952.
  Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Earl (Marea) Woodworth of North Webster, Mrs. Richard (Ruth) Robertson of Grabill Route 1 and Mrs. Harold (Reathel) Blue of Fort Wayne; three sons, Martin L. of Sharon, Pa., Wallace H. of Sandusky, O., and Gerald F. of Fort Wayne.
  Also surviving are two brothers, Martin Gahman of Craigville Route 1 and Floyd Gahman of New York City; three sisters, Mrs. Charles Hogg of Bluffton Route 1, Mrs. Clarence Abbott of Convoy, O., and Mrs. Clare O'Dell of Lima, O.; 13 grandchildren and 12 great-great- grandchildren.
  Friends may call at the Goodwin Funeral Home until 1 p.m. Wednesday when the body will be taken to the Pleasantdale Church for services at 2 p.m. Rev. J. F. Bright and Rev. Dolar Ritche (sic) will officiate and burial will be in the Pleasantdale Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXIII No. 257   Tuesday, September 3, 1963   p. 1, col. 3.

[gravestone of Sylvester Gale, Vickie, and Violet Reynolds] 306. pd1225   REYNOLDS Sylvester Gale May 1, 1928 - June 27, 1953
          Vicky L.       Feb. 7, 1949 - June 15, 1990
          Violet L.      May 21, 1925 - Dec. 22, 1995
[S. Gale Reynolds, 1928-1953, from 1957 DAR reading]
[long gray granite slant on concrete footing]
{one lot on cemetery map}

S. G. Reynolds Killed When His Car Hits Tree
  Sylvester Gale Reynolds, 25, of 828 West Washington St. was killed instantly at 7:30 Saturday night when the car he was driving crashed into a tree along the Wabash River Road or State Road 116, one mile east of Bluffton.
  Reynolds was alone in his automobile. There was no witnesses to the accident. However, John Baumgartner of the Baumgartner Hatcheries was the first on the scene, barely seconds after the mishap occurred.
  The Bluffton man's auto is believed to have gone out of control after he crossed a narrow bridge over Bill's Creek. Tire marks indicate the car swerved across the highway toward the river bank and that Reynolds apparently tried to twist the wheels to prevent the car going into the river.
Fell From Car
  The machine apparently struck the tree with terrific force. The left side of the car, a 1942 Cadillac, was crushed. The impact hurled the auto half way around the tree and sent the driver falling out the door. His body was found lying between the car and tree.
  Baumgartner came upon the scene almost immediately. He said that he saw what appeared to be smoke. However, it was dust still flying about the wreckage. Reynolds was dead when Baumgartner reached him and Baumgartner immediately went to the residence of Glenn O'Laverty to summon authorities.
  Dr. Joy Buckner, Wells County coroner, who investigated with Sheriff Alva Smith and Trooper Richard Myers, stated that the driver died instantly, probably from a broken back. Reynolds' left arm and shoulder blade were crushed and his left leg was fractured in four or five places.
  According to authorities, Reynolds had been in downtown Bluffton for several hours with three companions; Burns, Charles and William Thompson. Early in the evening he had been given a pink ticket for parking so as the block an alleyway and had reported to police to pay his $1 forfeiture.
Cited by Police
  About half an hour later, he was cited by police again for alleged reckless driving on Wayne and East Market Sts. and had been brought again into the police station.
  He told officers that he believed the arrest an injustice and had tried to secure some relief. He became very irritated, according to police, when a phone call to Mayor H. H. Robbins proved unsatisfactory.
  According to officers, Reynolds then left the Community Building in a hurry after his companions refused to ride with him. His friends tried to follow him in another car. Burns Thompson, Warren Route 4, had been cited by officers on a reckless driving charge along with Reynolds.
Employed at Coal Yard
  A native of Bluffton, Reynolds was employed as a truck driver for the Robbins Coal Company. He had worked for the coal yard at intervals for the past 10 years.
  He was born May 1, 1928, a son of Sylvester Franklin and Nora Jane Fields Reynolds. His marriage Oct. 9, 1948, at Fort Wayne was to Violet Lucile Maller, who survives.
  Surviving in addition to the wife are his mother, who resides in Bluffton; four children, Charles Eugene, Vickie Lou, Gale Ricky and Billy Joe, all at home; a sister, Mrs. Vance Travis of Bluffton, and two half-brothers, Melvin Eugene Wall of Bluffton and James Reynolds, whose address is unknown. Two sisters and one half-brother are deceased.
  The body was removed to the Jahn Funeral Home, where it will remain for funeral services at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery in Kirkland Township, Adams County.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXIII No. 202   Monday, June 29, 1953   p. 1, col. 4.
Violet Lucille Reynolds, 70
  Bluffton resident Violet Lucille Reynolds, 70, died at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Marion General Hospital of complications from Alzheimer's. She had been fighting the illness for the past five years and had been in the hospital for one week.
  Born May 21, 1925 in Adams County, she was the daughter of John and Emma Schwartz Maller, Jr. She married Sylvester Gale Reynolds on Oct. 9, 1948 in Fort Wayne. He preceded her in death on June 27, 1953. She was a Jehovah Witness.
  Surviving are three sons, Charles "Chuck" Reynolds and Gale "Rick" Reynolds, both of Bluffton and Billyjoe Reynolds of Pekin, Ill.; a brother, Glen Maller of Bluffton; a sister, Mrs. Ronald (Luella) Robbins of Bluffton; mother-in-law, Mrs. Nora Jane Reynolds of Fort Wayne; and 10 grandchildren. A daughter, Vicky Lou Reynolds, died June 16, 1990.
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[photo caption: Violet Lucille Reynolds]
  Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at Thoma/Rich, Hewitt & Chaney Funeral Home.
  A Memorial service will be at 7:30 p.m. at Kingdom Hall Jehovah Witness with Elder Richard Dellinger officiating.
  Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Memorials to the Church Building Fund.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. 67 No. 45   Saturday, December 23, 1995   p. 3, col. 1 & 2

Miss Vicki Reynolds, 41, Dies; Services on Monday
  A resident of 932 North Main St., Bluffton, Miss Vicky L. Reynolds, 41, died at 8:45 p.m. Friday at Caylor-Nickel Hospital where she had been a patient since May 1. Death which was attributed to pneumonia, followed an illness of eight weeks.
  Born Feb. 7, 1949 in Bluffton, she was a daughter of Sylvester G. and Violet Maller Reynolds. She was a member of the Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall of Bluffton.
  Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Violet Reynolds of 932 North Main St., Bluffton; three brothers, Charles Reynolds and Gale R. Reynolds of Bluffton, and Billy Joe Reynolds of Peoria, Ill.; and her grandmother, Nora Jane Reynolds of Fort Wayne.
  Services at 7 p.m. Monday at the Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall, Bluffton, will be under the direction of Larry Gerber. Burial will follow in Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Thoma-Rich Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. There will be no calling hours.
  Preferred are memorials to the Kingdom Hall.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LIX No. 192   Saturday, June 16, 1990   p. 3, col. 1.

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[gravestone of Louise and Donald Shady] 307. pd1226   A. Louise 1924 - 1981 Donald E. 1924 - ___ SHADY
[long brass plaque on black granite stone resting on concrete footing]

Anna Louise Shady
  Anna Louise Shady, 56, Rt. 1, Craigville, the wife of Donald Shady, died at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Broken Arrow, Okla., while visiting two daughters there. She had been in ill health, but death was unexpected.
  She was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Born in Wells County on Dec. 17, 1924, she was the daughter of Doyle and Dorothy Johnson-Barger and was married on May 15, 1946, to Donald Shady.
  Survivors include the husband; the parents of Rt. 1, Craigville; four children, Jeff, Craigville; Mrs. Robert (Rebecca) Meyer, Broken Arrow; Mrs. Craig (Kathy) Fiedor, Winchester, Va; Mrs. Gary (Melinda) Hoffman, Broken Arrow; two brothers, Truman and Lamoin Barger, both of Craigville; one sister, Mrs. Don (Betty) Coverdale, Fort Wayne; and four grandchildren.
  Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with burial in the church cemetery.
  Friends may call at the Zwick-Boltz & Jahn Funeral Home after 3 p.m. Thursday, and the body will lie in state at the church from 9 a.m. Friday until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXXIX, No. 71   Wednesday, March 25, 1981.   p. 5, col. 5.

Mrs. Don Shady Dies of Cancer at 56; Rites Friday
  A resident of Craigville Route 1, Mrs. Donald (Anna Louise) Shady, 56, who had been residing the past two months in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Rebecca) Meyer at Broken Arrow, Okla., died there at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Although being in failing health the past three months due to cancer, Mrs. Shady's death was unexpected.
  A member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethern, (sic) she was born Dec. 17, 1924 in Wells County to Doyle and Dorothy Johnson Barger of Craigville. Her marriage to Donald E. Shady, who was also at Broken Arrow at the time of her death, took place May 15, 1946.
  In addition to the husband, parents and daughter in Oklahoma she is survived by two other daughters, Mrs. Craig (Kathy) Fiedor of Winchester, Va., and Mrs. Gary (Melinda) Hoffman of Broken Arrow, Okla.; a son, Jeffrey Shady of Decatur Route 2; a sister, Mrs. Don (Betty) Coverdale of Fort Wayne; two brothers, Truman Barger and Lamoin Barger, both of Craigville Route 1, and four grandchildren.
  Calling after 3 p.m. today will be at the Zwick, Boltz and Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur.
  Funeral services at 10 a.m. Friday will be in the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LI No. 122   Thursday, March 26, 1981   p. 3, col. 3.

[gravestone of Edna and Walter Leimenstoll] 308. pd1227   LEIMENSTOLL Edna N. 1919 ____ Walter M. 1919 - 1981
[east side inscription]
Leimenstoll married Oct. 1, 1940 Our Children: Marjorie, Sharon, Rebekah
[west side inscription on upright black granite on black granite base]

Obituaries
Rev. Walter Leimenstoll
  The Rev. Walter Leimenstoll, 62, founder and operator of the Kirkland Bible Institute, 1957-66, a native of Adams County, and pastor of the Craigville Evangelistic Church from 1956-75[?], died Tuesday following a heart attack at his home in Kokomo.
  He was currently pastor of the Kokomo Evangelistic Mission, president of the Evangelistic Chuches of Indiana, and a member of the church missionary board for Jamaica.
  The body will be taken from the Thoma-Rich Funeral Home of Bluffton at noon Friday to the Craigville Evangelistic Church, where services will be held at 2 p.m., the Rev. Glen Correll officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Church Cemetery.
  Walter Matthias Leimenstoll was born March 3, 1919 in Adams County, the son of Charles and Attaway Barger-Leimenstoll. He was married in Bluffton Oct 6[?], 1940 to Edna Naomi Wright, who survives. For several years, Rev. Leimenstoll and his wife operated the Uniondale Hardware in Wells County, and for a period of four years he owned and operated the Pleasant Inn at Uniondale.
  In addition to the wife, he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Larry (Marge) Fetters, of Howe, Mrs. Rick (Sharon) Morgan of Bluffton, and Miss Becky Leimenstoll of Stugis, Mich., a sister, Mrs. Ralph (Mildred) Straw, of Tocsin, and four grandchildren.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXXIX, No. 108   Thursday, May 7, 1981.   p. 2, col. 1, 2.

Rev. Walter Leimenstoll, 62, Has Fatal Attack; Former Wells Pastor
  Pastor of the Kokomo Evangelistic Mission Church and a former resident of Uniondale, Rev. Walter Leimenstoll, 62, of 1900 West Vail St. in Kokomo, was dead upon arrival at 3:10 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Hospital in Kokomo.
  Death has been attributed to a heart attack, which the pastor suffered a short time earlier while engaged in duties at the church which he directed.
  From 1956 through 1975, Rev. Leimenstoll was pastor of the Craigville Evangelistic Church.
  For several years, Rev. Leimenstoll and his wife, Edna, owned and operated the Uniondale Hardware and later for a period of four years owned and operated the Pleasant Inn [Restaurant] at Uniondale.
  Rev. Leimenstoll founded and operated from 1957 through 1966 the former Kirkland Bible Institute in Adams County.
  The pastor was currently the president of the Evangelistic Churches of Indiana and was a member of the church missionary board for Jamaica.
  Born March 3, 1919 in Adams County, he was a son of Charles and Attaway Barger Leimenstoll. His marriage to Edna Naomi Wright, who survives, took place in Bluffton Oct. 1, 1940.
  In addition to the wife, he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Larry (Marge) Fetters of Howe, Mrs. Rick (Sharon)
[photo]
[photo caption: Rev. Walter Leimenstoll]
Morgan of Bluffton and Miss Becky Leimenstoll of Sturgis, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Ralph (Mildred) Straw of Tocsin, and four grandchildren.
  Friends will be received after 7 p.m. today at the Thoma-Rich Funeral Home.
  At noon Friday the body will be taken to the Craigville Evangelistic Church for services there at 2 p.m. in charge of Rev. Glen Correll. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Church Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LI No. 157   Wednesday, May 6, 1981   p. 3, col. 1.

Edna N. Leimenstoll, 82
  Funeral services for Edna N. Leimenstoll, 82, of Kokomo, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Thoma/Rich, Hewitt & Chaney Funeral Home in Bluffton.
  Mrs. Leimenstoll, a former resident of Uniondale, died at 11:40 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Tri-County Dialysis Center in Decatur. She had been in failing health the past two years.
  Calling hours at the funeral home will be Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. until time for services.
  At Uniondale, she and her husband owned and operated for several years the Uniondale Hardware and the Pleasant Inn Restaurant. She was a 1937 graduate of Union Center High School in Wells County and was active in the Evangelistic Church at Kokomo, and its missions.
  Mrs. Leimenstoll had resided for 23 years in Kokomo and had spent the last year in Bluffton with a daughter, Sharon Morgan, and son-in-law, Rick, due to failing health.
  She was born at Liberty Center Jan. 15, 1919, a daughter of Lloyd and Orphah Van Camp Wright. Her marriage at Bluffton on Oct. 1, 1940 was to Rev. Walter Mathias Leimenstoll, who died May 5, 1981.
  Surviving, in addition to the daughter in Bluffton, are two other daughters, Mrs. Larry (Marge) Fetters of Howe and Rebekah Leimenstoll of Sturgis, Mich.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Four brothers are deceased.
  Rev. J.C. Phillips and Rev. Chad Clark will officiate and services and burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Memorials to the Kokomo Evangelistic Church or to the Craigville Holiness Camp.
Bluffton, Indiana: The News-Banner   Vol. 73 No. 13   Thursday, November 15, 2001   p. 3, col. 2.

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[gravestone of Mildred and Ralph Straw] 309. pd1228   STRAW Mildred E. 1912 - 1993 Married Nov. 20, 1943 Ralph E. 1909 - 1996 Romans 8:28
[east side inscription]
Straw Our Daughter Ruby J. Our Grandchildren: Duane E., Lynnette K., Elizabeth R.
[west side inscription on upright black granite on black granite base, Jesus the Shepherd on hillside etched on front]
{Mildred Leimenstoll married Ralph Straw, lived south of Tocsin IN.}
Ralph E. Straw
  Ralph E. Straw, 86, Bluffton, died Tuesday in Meadowvale Care Center. Among survivors is his daughter, Ruby Roberts of Tocsin. His wife, Mildred, died in 1993.
  Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Thoma-Rich-Hewitt-Chaney Funeral Home, Bluffton, with burial in Pleasant Dale Cemetery, Adams County. Visiting hours are until 8 p.m. today.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XCIV, No. 168 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Wednesday, July 17, 1996 p.2, col.1

Mrs. Mildred Straw, Age 80, Dies; Rites Set for Monday
  Mrs. Ralph (Mildred E.) Straw, 80, of 5741N 600E, Craigville, died at 10 p.m. Thursday at Riverside Nursing Home, Decatur, with death attributed to congestive heart failure.
  Born Aug. 14, 1912 in Adams County, she was a daughter of Charles and Attaway Barton Leimenstoll. Her marriage to Ralph E. Straw, who survives, took place Nov. 20, 1943 in Adams County.
  Mrs. Straw formerly worked at General Electric Co. and was a member of the Craigville Evangelistic Church.
  Surviving, in addition to the husband, are a daughter, Mrs. Dana (Ruby) Roberts of rural Ossian; and three grandchildren.
  Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Thoma-Rich Funeral Home, where rites will be officiated by Rev. Daniel Eckelbarger and Rev. Donald Cassidy at 10:30 a.m. Monday.
[photo]
[photo caption: Mildred E. Straw]
  Burial will take place in Pleasant Dale Cemetery in Adams County.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LXIV No. 210   Friday, July 9, 1993   p. 3, col. 1 & 2.

gap of 4 lots

[gravestone of Bernadine and Hugh Ehrman] 310. pd1229   EHRMAN Bernadine 1931 - 1986 Hugh 1926 - ____
[east side inscription]
Ehrman Our Children Kay, Keith, Kendra, Kevin, Kristi
[west side inscription on upright gray granite on gray granite base]
Hugh L. Ehrman
  Hugh L. Ehrman, 86, of rural Decatur died Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
  Hugh was born on April 29, 1926, in Preble to the late Floyd W. and Lola E (Barger) Ehrman. Hugh married his first wife, Bernadine Kirchofer, on Feb. 14, 1952. She passed away Aug. 24, 1986. His second wife, Carol (Yoder) Nussbaum, passed away Dec. 2, 2002. He married Alice (Yoder) Hirschy on Dec. 1, 2005.
  Hugh was a member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, the Progressive Sunday School class, was on the ministerial board, a trustee, was treasurer of Pleasant Dale Cemetery Board, and was a custodian at the church. Hugh retired in 1988 from Automatic Sprinkler in Monroe after 26 years of service. He also served his country in the Korean War from 1948- 1952.
  Survivors include his wife, Alice Hirshy Ehrman of Decatur; two sons Keith (Joanne) Ehrman of Bluffton and Kevin (Kim) Ehrman of Westminster, Colorado; three daughters, Mrs. Garry (Kay) Pearson of Davis, California, Mrs. Mark (Kendra) Everett and Mrs. Michael (Kristi) Miller both of Decatur; five stepsons Arnold Hirshy, Roger Hirshy, Stacy Hirshy, Gary Nussbaum and Todd Nussbaum; three stepdaughters Rosemary Love, Lisa Martin and Lana Gerber; a sister, Ilene Reinhart of Craigville; 10 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and several step grandchildren.
  Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home, and one hour prior to services on Saturday at Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Pastor Jay Carter will be officiating and burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery, with military graveside rite by American Legion Post 43 Color Guard.
  Memorials are to Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren. Online condolences may be offered at www.haggardandsefton.com
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. CX, NO. 146,   Thursday, June 21, 2012   p. 3A, col. 3, 4.

Hugh L. Ehrman, 86
  Hugh L. Ehrman, 86, of rural Decatur died Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at Adams Memorial Hospital.
  Hugh was born on April 29, 1926, in Preble, to Floyd W. and Lola E (Barger) Ehrmana. Hugh married his first wife Bernadine Kirchofer on Feb. 14, 1952; she passed away Aug. 24, 1986. He married his second wife Carol (Yoder) Nussbaum; she passed away Dec. 2, 2002. He married Alice (Yoder) Hirschy on Dec. 1, 2005; she survives.
  Hugh was a member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, the Progressive Sunday School class. He was on the ministerial board, a Trustee, Treasurer of Pleasant Dale Cemetery Board, and a custodian at the church. Hugh retired in 1988 from Automatic Sprinkler in Monroe after 26 years of service. He also served his country in the Korean War from 1948-1952.
  Other surviving relatives include two sons Keith (Joanne) Ehrman of Bluffton and Kevin (Kim) Ehrman of Westminster, Colo.; three daughters, Kay (Garry) Pearson of Davis, Calif., and Kendra (Mark) Everett and Kristi (Michael) Miller, both of Decatur; five stepsons, Arnold Hirschy, Roger Hirschy, Stacy Hirshy, Gary Nussbaum and Todd Nussbaum; three stepdaughters Rosemary Love, Lisa Martin and Lana Gerber; a sister, Ilene Reinhart of Craigville; 10 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and several step grandchildren.
  Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 22, at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 23, at Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, at the church with Pastor Jay Carter officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery with Military Graveside Rite by American Legion Post 43 Color Guard.
  Memorials are to Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Online condolences: www.haggardandsefton.com
The News-Banner   Vol. 83 No. 197   Thursday, June 21, 2012   p. 3, col. 1, 2.

Keith Ehrman's Mother, Mrs. Hugh Ehrman, Dies of Cancer at Age 55
  Mother of Keith D. Ehrman of Bluffton, Mrs. Hugh (Bernadine A.) Ehrman, 55, of Decatur Route 2, died at 10:25 a.m. Sunday in Parkview Hospital where she had been a patient since Thursday.
  Death followed an extended illness due to cancer.
  A member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren and president of its Women's Fellowship, Mrs. Ehrman was also a member of the church council and of the Kirkland Ladies Club.
  Born April 8, 1931 in Adams County, she was a daughter of Rufus Kirchhofer of Swiss Village and the late Viola Fox Kirchhofer. Her marriage to Hugh L. Ehrman, who survives, took place Feb. 14, 1953 in Decatur.
  In addition to the husband and Bluffton son, survivors include another son, Kevin L. Ehrman of Denver, Colo.; three daughters, Mrs. Garry (Kay) Pearson of Davis, Calif., Mrs. Mark (Kendra) Everett of Decatur Route 2 and Kristi Ehrman, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Kent (Jean) Koons of Decatur Route 8 and Mrs. Raymond (Naomi) Becher of Decatur Route 2 and four grandsons.
  There are no calling hours.
  Funeral services at 6 p.m. Tuesday will be in the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren with Rev. Norman Replogle officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
  Winteregg-Linn and Haggard Funeral Home in Decatur is in charges (sic) of arrangements.
  Preferred memorials are to the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LVI No. 250 Bluffton, Indiana 46714 Monday, August 25, 1986 p.3, col.1&2

gap of 2 lots

[gravestone of Vernal and Edna Ellenberger] 311. pd1230   ELLENBERGER Edna H (Nussbaum) Mar. 14, 1911 Nov. 24, 2003 Vernal Aug. 14, 1909 Nov. 26, 1999
[upright gray granite]

Obituaries
Vernal Ellenberger
  Vernal Ellenberger, 90, Fort Wayne, died at 12:30 p.m. Friday at University Park Nursing Home in Fort Wayne.
  He was born in Berne on August 14, 1909 to Noah and Leah Luginbill Ellenberger. He was married to Edna Nussbaum on December 23, 1928; she survives.
  Other survivors include a son, Duane Ellenberger, Fort Wayne; two sisters, Willodean Halberstadt and Vera Jane Hay, both of Decatur; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by four brothers -- Joyce, Eldon, Roy, Noah Jr. -- and four sisters, Goldie, Flossie, Virena, Katie.
  Mr. Ellenberger was a member of Bethel Brethren church. He retired from Dunbar Furniture in Berne in 1974.
  Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Haggard & Sefton Funeral Home with burial at Pleasant Dale Cemetery. Visiting hours are 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Monday. Memorials are to the American Heart Association.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL.: XCVII NO: 280   Saturday, November 27, 1999   p. 2A, col. 1 & 2.

[gravestone of Beverly Ellenberger] 312. pd1231   Beverly Ellenberger 1931 - 2010
D. O. McComb & Sons marker [metal grave marker]

[gravestone of Vickie and Anthony Roth] 313. pd1232   ROTH Vickie D. (Mills) 1955 - ____ (Dec. 15, 1972 date over rings) Anthony A. 1953 - 1994 Our Children - Brian, Tonya, Amber
[upright gray granite on gray granite base]
Anthony R. Roth
  Anthony R. "Tony" Roth, 40, New Weston, Ohio, a native of Decatur, died Thursday in a Greenville, Ohio, hospital.
  Survivors include his father, Robert, Fort Recovery, Ohio, and mother, Patricia, Union City, Indiana; his wife, two daughter, a son, and five brothers.
  Funeral services were held Sunday, with burial in Pleasant Dale Cemetery, rural Decatur.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XCII, No. 127 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Tuesday, May 31, 1994 p.2, col.1.

[gravestone of Ruth Ann and George Borne] 314. pd1233   BORNE Ruth Ann July 12, 1947 ________ George E. Mar. 24, 1946 ________
daughter of Oliver Forest     son of Jacob and Hazel Borne
[upright gray granite]


Row 13:   (31 stones)


[gravestone of Helen, Clifford, and Thomas Mann] 315. pd1301   MANN Helen K. 1911 - 1997 Clifford S. 1908 - 1978 Our Son Thomas B. 1942 - 1953 Married July 3, 1941
"Thomas Beery Mann 1942-1953," from 1957 DAR reading
[upright gray granite on gray granite base]
{Helen raised in PD church, married Cliff Mann, who then joined PD church.}
Helen K. Mann
  Helen K. Mann, 86, Decatur, a lifelong Adams County resident, died at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday in a car-school bus collision on County Rd. 600 North (Archbold Rd.) in Decatur.
  She was born on August 7, 1911 in Adams County to Harve M. and Susie M. Bright Beery and married Clifford S. Mann on July 3, 1941. He died on September 2, 1978.
  She retired in 1972 as a nurses' aide at Adams County Memorial Hospital following 12 years of service. She also was a homemaker, a member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren and its Women's Fellowship group, and a former Sunday School teacher. Mrs. Mann was a member of the Sunbeam Garden Club and the Decatur Historical Club and was a volunteer in the local Healthy Lifesteps program.
  Surviving are a son, Gerry D. Mann, rural Decatur; two daughters, Mrs. Bill (Mary Ellen) Hirschy, rural Berne, and Mrs. David C. (Trella J.) Meyer, rural Decatur; a brother, Robert V. Beery, rural Decatur; and nine grandchildren.
  A son, Thomas Mann; two brothers, Marvin L. and Richard Beery; and a sister, Beulah M . Shackley, are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with burial in the church cemetery. Visiting hours are 1-4 and 6-9 p.m. Friday in Zwick- Sefton and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur, and 10-11 a.m. Saturday in the church.
  Preferred memorials are to the church's Care and Share Fund or to the College and Career Bible Fellowship.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XCV, No. 203 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Thursday, August 28, 1997 p.2, col.2

[gravestone of Oliver and Mary Dilling] 316. pd1302   DILLING Oliver V. 1882 - 1956 Mary C. 1884 - 1976
[polished upright red granite on red granite base]
Oliver Victor Dilling, son of Henry Johnson Dilling (1856 - 1905) and Mary Shell Burget [Burkett/Burket] (1862 - 1942),
and nephew of Mary Jane Dilling and James Smith Hamilton,
{They lived in house directly west of the church building. Known as O.V., he was janitor at Pleasant Dale church. He was called by the church to be a preacher, but never did.}

Oliver V. Dilling Dies Thursday Night
Prominent Farmer Is Taken By Death
  Oliver V. Dilling, 73, prominent Kirkland township farmer, died at 10:45 o'clock Thursday night at the Clinic hospital in Bluffton. Death was caused by myocarditis. He had been ill five weeks and serious for the past three weeks.
  Born in Adams county April 7, 1882, he was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dilling.
  Mr. Dilling, highly active in farm organizations, was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren and was a leader in affairs of his church. He had lived his entire life in Adams county, with the exception of one year spent in California.
  Surviving are his wife, Mary C.; two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Drabenstot of rural route 5, Huntington, and Mrs. Fern Grossnickle of Elgin, Ill.; nine grandchildren, and a sister Mrs. Viola Carls of Chicago. A son, H. Wayne Dilling, died May 30, 1955. A sister also preceded him in death.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, the Rev. J. D. Mishler officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. The body was removed to the Gillig & Doan funeral home, where friends my call after 10 a.m. Saturday until time of the services. Friends are requested to omit flowers, but may make contributions to the mission board of the church.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LIV. No.22 Decatur, Indiana, Friday, January 27, 1956. p.1, col.3

Oliver V. Dilling Claimed by Death
  Oliver V. Dilling, 73, who resided on Decatur Route 2, died at 10:45 Thursday evening at the Clinic Hospital. He had been ill five weeks and seriously ill the past three weeks. His death was attributed to a heart condition.
  Born April 7, 1882 he was the son of Henry J. and Mary S. Barkett Dilling. He was a farmer and a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Surviving besides the wife are two daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Drabenstot, Huntington Route 5 and Mrs. Fern Grossnickle, Elgin, Ill., and a sister, Mrs. Viola Carls, Chicago, Ill. Deceased are a sister and a son, H. Wayne Dilling, who died May 30, 1955.
  The body is at the Gillig & Doan Funeral Home in Decatur where friends may call after 10 o'clock Saturday morning.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren with Rev. J. D. Mishler officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Friends are asked to please omit flowers. However, memorials may be made to the Mission Board of the Church of the Brethren.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXVI. No. 73   Friday, January 27, 1956   p. 3, col. 2

Mrs. Dilling Dies at Age 91
  Widow of Oliver V. Dilling, Mrs. Mary C. Stoneburner Dilling, 91, formerly of Decatur Route 2, died at 2:20 a.m. Thursday at Bluffton Davis Nursing Home, where she had been a resident one month.
  A daughter of Jesse and Sarah Kistler Stoneburner, she was born July 17, 1884 in Kirkland Twp., Adams County. Her marriage to Mrs. (sic) Dilling who died Jan. 26, 1956, took place May 31, 1906.
  Mrs. Dilling, a lifelong resident of Adams County, was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren and its Ladies Fellowship as well as the Kirkland Ladies Club.
  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Glen (Dorothy) Drabenstot of Huntington Route 5 and Mrs. Edwin (Fern) Grossnickle of Kalamazoo, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. John (Alice) Arnold of Decatur Route 4, eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
  Friends may call at the Winteregg-Linn and Haggard Funeral Home at Decatur until noon Saturday, when the body will be taken to the Pleasant Dale Church for services at 2 p.m. Rev. Oliver Dearing and Rev. K. Dwight Hargett will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.
  A preferred form of memorial is a contribution to the church.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XLVI No. 63 Bluffton, Indiana Friday, January 16, 1976 p.3, col.3

[gravestone of Jerry Zimmerman] 317. pd1303   G. V. "Jerry" ZIMMERMAN Jan. 1910 Oct. 1996
[trumpet engraved on gray granite slant on new concrete footing]

Gerald V. Zimmerman
  Gerald V. "Jerry" Zimmerman, 86, Fort Wayne, died at 7 p.m. today in the Arbors Rehabilitation Center.
  He was born on January 23, 1910 in Adams County to C.M. and Opal Landis Zimmerman.
  A former professional trumpeter who toured the United States in the 1930s with the Larry Rich Band, he was a retired employee of Singer Sewing Machine Co. in the Fort Wayne area. He was a member of North Highlands Church of Christ, Fort Wayne.
  Surviving are three sons, Gerald P. Zimmerman, Columbia City; Stephen H. Zimmerman, Canton, Michigan; and Gayle V. "Dean" Zimmerman, Fort Wayne; two daughters, Mrs. James (Shirley) Keller, Phoenix, Arizona, and Mrs. Don (Connie) Burian, Fort Wayne; two brothers, Walter "Bike" Zimmerman, Decatur, and Avon Zimmerman, Monroe; four sisters, Sue Wagner (sic), Fort Wayne; bMrs. Edward (Eileen) Rice and Phyllis Fairchild, both of Decatur; and Mrs. Victor (Virena) Rice, Lakeville, Indiana; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
  Deceased are two sons, Randy and David Zimmerman; three sisters; a brother; and five grandchildren.
  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Haggard and Armes Funeral Home, Decatur, with burial in Pleasant Dale Cemetery, rural Decatur. Visiting hours are 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Preferred memorials are to the American Lung Association.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. XCIV, NO. 251   Wednesday, October 23, 1996   p. 2, col. 1.

[gravestone of F. Evelyn and Noah Arnold] 318. pd1304   ARNOLD F. Evelyn Dec. 30, 1907 - Apr. 21, 1993 Noah Arden Nov. 30, 1902 - May 2, 1976
[west side inscription]
Noah & Evelyn Arnold Our Children Warren K., Lawren K., Beverly E., Patricia R., Sherman M.
[east side inscription on upright polished red granite on red granite base]

Noah A. Arnold
  Noah A. Arnold, 73, Fort Wayne, a native of Adams County, died at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz., at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. He was involved in a car-pedestrian accident on April 29.
  He was a retired inspector for the Zollner Corp., Fort Wayne and was a member of the Grace United Church of Christ in Fort Wayne.
  Born November 30, 1907, Kirkland township, he was the son of Charles and Susanna Johnson-Arnold, and was united in marriage on April 2, 1927, to Florence Evelyn Zimmerman, who survives.
  Also surviving are two sons, Warren, South Whitley, and Lawren, Fort Wayne; another son, Sherman, Ponca City, Okla.; two daughters, Mrs. Duane (Beverly) Ellenberger, Fort Wayne; and Mrs. Robert (Patricia) Roth, Portland; four brothers, Frank, John, Floyd, and Luthern of Decatur; two sisters, Mrs. Lawrence (Naomi) Bieberich, Decatur, and Mrs. Lewellyn (Margaret) Stucky of Berne; 20 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
  Rev. Marvin W. Deerhake will be in charge of services and burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery. Further arrangements, however, are incomplete pending on arrival of the family from Phoenix. Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXIV, NO. 105   Monday, May 3, 1976   p. 7, col. 5 & 6.

Obituaries
Florence E. Arnold
  Florence E. Arnold, 85, Fort Wayne, died Wednesday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.
  Her husband, Noah A. Arnold, He died in May, 1976. Among survivors are three sons; two daughters; four brothers, including Walter "Bike" Zimmerman, Decatur, and Avon Zimmerman, Monroe; and four sisters, including Mrs. Ed (Eileen) Rice, Decatur, and Phyllis Fairchild, Geneva.
  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Haggard and Armes Funeral Home, Rev. Thomas O'Brien officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery, rural Decatur. Visiting hours are 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday. Preferred memorials are to North Highlands Church of Christ, Fort Wayne.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. XCI, NO. 96   Friday, April 23, 1993   p. 2, col. 1.

[gravestone of Mark A. Roth] 319. pd1305   Mark A. ROTH Dec. 15 - 21, 1965
[small gray granite block]

Roth infant dies at home Tuesday
  Mark Alan Roth, five-day-old son of Robert and Patricia Arnold Roth, 608 Poplar street, Fort Wayne, was dead on arrival at the Lutheran hospital at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday.
  The infant was born in Fort Wayne last Wednesday.
  Surviving in addition to the parents are seven brothers, Arnold, Anthony, Bradley, Randall, Rodney, David and Michael Roth, all at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Noah Arnold of Fort Wayne, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Eleanor Lee of Fort Wayne.
  Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Winteregg- Linn funeral home, with Rev. William C. Feller officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXIII, NO. 300   Wednesday, December 22, 1965   p. 1, col. 4.

[gravestone of Wm. Dayton Zimmerman] 320. pd1306   ZIMMERMAN Wm. Dayton 1869 - 1952
[upright red granite on red granite block]

William Zimmerman Dies At Richmond
  William D. Zimmerman, 83, retired Washington township farmer, died at 8:45 p.m. Thursday at Reid hospital in Richmond, following a fall in which he suffered a fractured hip and suffered a heart attack.
  There are no near surviving relatives. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Zwick funeral home, with burial in Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock Saturday evening.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. L. No. III.   Friday, May 9, 1952.   p. 1, col. 2.

[gravestone of Hazel and Lawrence Zimmerman] 321. pd1307   ZIMMERMAN Hazel D. 1907 - 1960 Lawrence E. 1903 - 1970
[upright red granite on red granite block]

L. E. Zimmerman Dies; Rites Tuesday
  Lawrence E. Zimmerman, 67, of Decatur Route 4 died at 12:15 p.m. Saturday at South View Rest Home of complications following a 20-year illness.
  Born Sept. 5, 1903, he was a son of James Lewis and Ethel (Beavers) Zimmerman. He was married Feb. 4, 1925 at Centerville, Mich., to Hazel Leimenstol, who died in 1960.
  A lifelong resident of Wells County, Mr. Zimmerman was a retired farmer and a member of the Craigville United Methodist Church.
  Surviving are one son, Curtis of Decatur Route 4; one daughter, Mrs. Alfred (Betty) Moser of Bluffton Route 2; four brothers, Dan and Bill, both of Rapid City, Mich., Ervin of Decatur rural route and Fred of Warren, and seven grandchildren.
  Friends may call at the Goodwin Funeral Home, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday with Rev. Fred Pflugh officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasantdale Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXX No. 272   Monday, September 21, 1970   p. 1, col. 3.

Zimmerman Rites To Be Wednesday
  Funeral services will be held Wednesday for Mrs. Hazel Zimmerman, 52, of Decatur route 4, who died at 10:10 a.m. Monday at the Clinic hospital in Bluffton, where she had been a patient one day.
  She was born in Adams county, May 16, 1907, a daughter of Charles and Attaway Barton-Leimenstoll, and was a lifelong resident of Adams county. She was married to Lawrence E. Zimmerman Feb. 4, 1925.
  Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Curtis L. Zimmerman of Decatur route 4; a daughter, Mrs. Alfred Moser of Bluffton route 2; six grandchildren; three brothers, William and Walter Leimenstoll, both of Uniondale, and Lloyd Leimenstoll of Decatur route 4, and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Fell of Decatur, Mrs. Martha Crozier of Craigville, and Mrs. Mildred Straw of Tocsin. One son and three sisters are deceased.
  Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Craigville E. U. B. church, the Rev. Howard Dunlap and the Rev. F. H. Pflugh officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the Goodwin funeral home in Bluffton until noon Wednesday.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LVIII. No. 111.   Tuesday, May 10, 1960.   p. 1, col. 4

Mrs. Zimmerman Rites Wednesday
  Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Craigville Evangelical United Brethren Church for Mrs. Hazel Zimmerman, 52, wife of Lawrence E. Zimmerman of Decatur Route 4, who died suddenly at 10:10 a.m. Monday at the Clinic Hospital. She was in the hospital one day, and death was attributed to a heart ailment.
  Born May 16, 1907, in Adams County, she was the daughter of Charles and Attaway Barton Leimenstoll. Her marriage Feb. 4, 1925, at Centerville, Mich., was to Lawrence E. Zimmerman, who survives.
  Mrs. Zimmerman was a lifelong resident of Adams County.
  Surviving, in addition to the husband, are a son, Curtis L. Zimmerman of Decatur Route 4; a daughter, Mrs. Alfred Moser of Bluffton Route 2; three brothers, William and Walter Leimenstoll, both of Uniondale, and Lloyd Leimenstoll of Decatur Route 4; three sister, Mrs. Mary Fell of Decatur, Mrs. Martha Crozier of Craigville and Mrs. Mildred Straw of Tocsin, and six grandchildren.
  Three sisters are deceased.
  Friends may call at the Goodwin Funeral Home until noon Wednesday, when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state until time of services. Rev. Howard Dunlap, assisted by Rev. F. H. Pflugh will officiate. Burial will be in the Pleasantdale Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXX No. 161   Tuesday, May 10, 1960   p. 1, col. 4.

[gravestone of Reuben Zimmerman] 322. pd1308   Reuben V. ZIMMERMAN 1931 - 1949
[red granite slant on different colored red granite base]

[gravestone of Opal and Milton Zimmerman] 323. pd1309   ZIMMERMAN Opal 1887 - 1965 Milton 1872 - 1949
[large upright polished red granite on red granite base]

Preble Township Man Summoned
  Milton Zimmerman, 76, lifelong resident of Kirkland township, died Wednesday afternoon at his home three miles south of Preble following an illness of two years. He had been bedfast for the past five months.
  He was born in Kirkland township, Oct. 16, 1872, a son of Peter and Susanna Niblick-Zimmerman, and spent his entire life on the same farm. He was married May 7, 1908 to Opal Landis.
  He was a member of the Church of the Brethren in Kirkland township.
  Surviving in addition to his wife are seven daughters; Mrs. Ora McAlhaney, Mrs. Noah Arnold, Mrs. Ed Rice, Mrs. Harold Worthman and Mrs. Walter Fairchild, all of Decatur; Mrs. Victor Rice of Lakeville, and Mrs. Ralph Waggoner of Spencerville; four sons, Gerald and Walter Zimmerman, both of Decatur, and Gregg and Avon Zimmerman, both at home; 26 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and one brother, Dayton Zimmerman. One daughter is deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Church of the Brethren, Rev. Russell Weller and the Rev. William C. Feller officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XIX No. 292   Thursday, October 13, 1949   p. 3, col. 3.

Opal Zimmerman Is Taken By Death
  Mrs. Opal Zimmerman, 78, of Decatur route 2, a resident of Adams county practically her entire life, died at 10 o'clock Monday morning at the Adams county memorial hospital, following an illness of three weeks.
  She was born in Darke county, O., July 11, 1887, a daughter of Daniel and Delilah Brooks-Landis, and was married to Charles M. Zimmerman May 2, 1903. Her husband preceded her in death in 1949.
  Mrs. Zimmerman was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Surviving are seven daughters, Mrs. Ora (Jennie) McAlhany of Decatur route 3, Mrs. Ralph (Sue) Wagoner and Mrs. Noah A. (Evelyn) Arnold, both of Fort Wayne, Mrs. W. Edward (Eileen) Rice and Mrs. Paul (Charlotte) Jurt, both of Decatur, Mrs. Victor (Verena) Rice of Lakeville, and Mrs. Walter (Phyllis) Fairchild of Decatur; four sons, Gerald V. Zimmerman of Rome City, Walter R. Zimmerman of Decatur route 2, Greg L. and Avon H. Zimmerman, both of Decatur; three brothers, George and Ralph Landis, both of Manistee, Mich., and Forest Landis of Muskegon, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. Conard (Ollie) Olson of Plymouth, Mich.; 43 grandchildren, and 49 great-grandchildren. One daughter, one sister, Mrs. Brandon (Pearl) Lash, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild are deceased.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Dolar Ritchey officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the Winteregg-Linn funeral home after 7 o'clock this evening. The body will be taken to the church at 12 noon Thursday to lie in state until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXIII. NO. 216.   Tuesday, September 14, 1965.   p. 1, col. 6.

[gravestone of Deborah and Marion McKean] 324. pd1310   MCKEAN Deborah 1950 Marion 1913 - 1955
[long polished red granite block]
{Anna and Marian McKean, on cemetery map}

Adams County Man Is Electrocuted Today At Monroe Fair Grounds
Marion McKean Is Killed At Monroe Today
Aiding in Reading Grounds At Monroe For 4-H Fair
  Marion McKean, 42, of a half mile west of Coppess Corners, was electrocuted at about 1:15 p.m. as he was working at the 4-H fair grounds at Monroe, marking the opening day of the fair with tragedy.
  McKean was killed instantly when he touched a high voltage wire, sending 7500 volts through his body. He was assisting with electrical connections at the fair.
  The body remained on the pole for 15 or 20 minutes before it could be brought down. Decatur firemen were called but by the time they arrived two doctors had examined the man and pronounced him dead. The physicians were Dr. John Carroll and Dr. James Burk.
  Hundreds of Adams county children and adults who were on the fair grounds saw the incident, which occurred on a transformer pole.
  The victim was a farmer, plumber and electrician. Until two years ago he was employed at the Schafer company in Decatur. He was married to the former Anna Baumgartner, who survives. They have five children. Also surviving are two brothers, Calvin and Ross McKean.
  The body was taken to the Zwick funeral home. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LIII, No. 180.   Tuesday, August 2, 1955   p. 1, col. 8.
<--Betty McLean Zerby will be Anne McLean, between Marion and Debra-->
325. pd1311   {MCKEAN Infant, on cemetery map, but no stone in 1998 or 1957 DAR reading}

[gravestone of Phoebe C. Martin Waggoner] 326. pd1312   WAGGONER Phoebe C. Martin 1869 - 1958
[gray granite block]

[gravestone of Kent D. Arnold] 327. pd1313   ARNOLD 1964 Kent D. 1985
[musical note engraved on black granite slant]
Kent D. Arnold, 21, Is Found Dead at Residence
  Kent D. Arnold, 21, was found dead Thursday night at his residence, 510 West Dustman Rd., Apt. 24.
  Death was from asphyxiation by hanging, according to the preliminary indication of the coroner to city police, who responded at 8:27 p.m. to a call from the residence, with emergency units also dispatched.
  A popular and highly regarded young man who had been active in the Norwell band and choral units during his high school career here, he was found by friends who had come to the residence amid their concern because he had indicated being untypically despondent, police said from the information given them in their investigation.
  He had been dead a short time, the investigation indicated.
  A machinist the past 1 1/2 years for Blount Industrial Products of Bluffton, Mr. Arnold was a member of the First Baptist Church.
  He was a graduate of Norwell High Schoo in 1983, where he was a music major.
  Born Nov. 26, 1964 in Wells County, he was a son of the late Von Arnold and Mrs. Carrol M. McBride Arnold of Fort Wayne.
  In addition to the mother, survivors include a sister, Miss Trudy Arnold of Bluffton, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl McBride of Berne.
  From 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, friends will be received at the Elzey-Dickey-Haggard Funeral Home in Ossian. Funeral services there at 2 p.m. Sunday will be conducted by Rev. Don Crellin and burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Preferred are memorials to the Norwell Band and Choral Departments.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LVI No. 30   Friday, December 6, 1985   p. 3, col. 1.

[gravestone of Lola and Floyd Ehrman] 328. pd1314   EHRMAN Lola E. 1903 - 1992 Floyd W. 1903 - 1995
[upright gray granite on gray granite base]

Floyd W. Ehrman, 92
  Floyd W. Ehrman, 92, who gave 55 years of full-time service with the Craigville Telephone Co., died at 3:10 a.m. today at Decatur Hospital.
  He had resided at Swiss Village in Berne.
  Mr. Ehrman became director of the Craigville Telephone Co. and as its secretary in 1950. He served as manager of the company until 1985 and after that period served on the board of directors until 1988.
  He also had been engaged in farming in Kirkland Township, Adams County.
  He was born in Adams County on June 12, 1903 to William and Sena Leimenstoll Ehrman. His marriage on July 2, 1924 was to Lola Barger, who died Feb. 16, 1992.
  He attended the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Surviving are a son, Hugh of Decatur; a daughter, Mrs. Howard (Ilene) Reinhard of Craigville; a brother, Robert of Decatur; nine grandchildren and 20 great- grandchildren. A son, Kenneth, is deceased.
  Services at 10 a.m. Thursday will be at Haggard & Armes Funeral Home in Decatur with Rev. Arland Reinhard officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery at Decatur.
  Calling hours at the funeral home will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
  Memorials to Swiss Village in Berne.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. 66 No. 232   Bluffton, Indiana 46714 Tuesday, August 1, 1995 p.3, col.1&2

Mother of Wells Resident, Mrs. Lola Ehrman, 89, Dies
  Mrs. Lola E. Ehrman, formerly of rural Decatur, died at 1:45 p.m. Sunday at Swiss Village Nursing Home.
  Born Jan. 21, 1903 in Wells County, she was a daughter of John and Lizzie Peoples Barger. Her marriage to Floyd W. Ehrman, who survives, took place July 2, 1924.
  She was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, its women's fellowship, Kirkland Ladies Club and Women's Christian Temperance Union.
  Surviving, in addition to the husband, are a son, Hugh Ehrman of Decatur; a daughter, Mrs. Howard (Ilene) Reinhard of Craigville; two sisters, Mrs. Victor (Alta) Byerly of Berne, and Aleta Byerly of La Mesa, Calif.; nine grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
  Services will be conducted by Rev. Norman L. Replogle at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, Decatur. Burial will follow in Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Haggard & Armes Funeral Home, Decatur, and an hour prior to services at the church.
  Preferred are memorials to Swiss Village Inc. or Gideons International.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LX No. 90   Monday, February 17, 1992   p. 3, col. 1.

[gravestone of F. Kenneth Ehrman] 329. pd1315   F. Kenneth EHRMAN Sept. 30, 1935 Nov. 15, 1953
[gray granite slant on gray granite base]

Kirkland Township Youth Dies Sunday
Funeral Wednesday For Kenneth Ehrman
  Kenneth Ehrman, 18, of Kirkland township, died at 3:40 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Methodist hospital in Fort Wayne. Death was attributed to a kidney ailment and uremic poisoning. He had been ill nine weeks and was taken to the hospital last Monday for surgery.
  He graduated from the Adams Central high school last May.
  He was born in Kirkland township Sept. 30, 1925 (sic), a son of Floyd and Lola Barger-Ehrman. He was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.   Surviving in addition to his parents are a brother, Hugh Ehrman of Monroe, and a sister, Mrs. Howard Reinhard of Craigville.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, the Rev. John Mishler officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The body has been removed from the Jahn funeral home to the residence, one mile west of the Kirkland school, where friends may call after 6 o'clock this evening.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LI. No. 270.   Monday, November 16, 1953.   p. 1, col. 6.

[gravestone of Sadie and Earl Straub] 330. pd1316   STRAUB Sadie S. 1886 - 1961 Earl A. 1885 - 1956
Earl Straub Dies At Willshire Home
Retired Railroad Man Dies Thursday
  Earl A. Straub, 70, retired railroader, died at 9:50 o'clock Thursday night at his home in Willshire, O., following an illness of several months of complications.
  Born in Decatur Sept. 16, 1885, he was a son of Albert and Melissa Steele Straub, and was married to Sadie Leimenstoll April 17, 1907.
  Mr. Straub retired in 1946 after serving nearly 40 years as a dispatcher for the Pennsylvania railroad. He was a member of the Methodist church at Willshire.
  Surviving in addition to his wife are two daughters, Mrs. John Gochenour of Spencerville, O., and Mrs. Jess Schlickman of Willshire; one son, Harley Straub of Decatur; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and three brothers, Austin Straub of Decatur, and Glen and Ralph Straub, both of Peterson. Two sisters preceded him in death.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Black funeral home, the Rev. James Hipkins officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock this evening until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LIV. No. 58, Decatur, Indiana, Friday, March 9, 1956. p.1, col.6
Mrs. Sadie Straub Dies This Morning
  Mrs. Sadie Straub, 74, a native of Adams county, died at 4:30 o'clock this morning at her home in Willshire, O., following a year's illness of complications.
  She was born in Adams county April 2, 1886, a daughter of R. D. and Rachel Martin- Leimenstoll, and was married to Earl Straub April 17, 1907. Her husband preceded her in death in 1956.
  Mrs. Straub was a member of the Willshire Methodist Church.
  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jess Schlickman of Willshire, and Mrs. John Gockenour of Spencerville; one son, Harley Straub of Willshire; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and five sisters, Mrs. Susie Hovarter of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Rosie Leimenstoll of Decatur, Mrs. Lena Sherlock of Willshire, Mrs. Milton Hoffman of Preble, and Mrs. Katherine Ehrman of Decatur rural route. Two brothers and two sisters are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Black funeral home, the Rev. William Powers officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call the funeral home after 7 p.m. today until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LIX No. 71. Decatur, Indiana, Saturday, March 25, 1961. p.1, col.1

[gravestone of Walter Sills Jr] 331. pd1317   SILLS Walter Jr. Sept. 6 1940
[small gray granite slant]

[gravestone of Edna and Dortha Shady] 332. pd1318   SHADY Edna M. 1901 - 1987 Dortha C. 1899 - 1969
[upright gray granite on gray granite base]

Dortha C. Shady dies unexpectedly
  Dortha C. Shady, 70, of Decatur route 2, prominent Adams county resident, and a former school teacher, died suddenly at 5 o'clock Tuesday evening while at work in the kitchen at the Adams county memorial hospital.
  Mr. Shady had been employed at the hospital since his retirement from the Central Soya Co. in 1964.
  A lifelong resident of Adams county, he was born in Preble township March 9, 1899, a son of Albert and Julia Sovine-Shady, and was married to Edna M. Ehrman June 20, 1922.
  Mr. Shady formerly taught in the Magley and French township schools, and for many years was director of the Kirkland Men's chorus. He had served as president of the Adams county Farm Bureau, was a salesman for Wayne Hardware, Fort Wayne, and was an employe of Central Soya from 1942 until his retirement in 1964.
  He was a member of the First United Methodist church and Decatur lodge 571, F&AM. He served as a Republican precinct committeeman for many years, and in 1966 was his party's candidate for Adams county assessor.
  Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Donald E. Shady of Craigville route 1, and William A. Shady of Bluffton route 3; five grandchildren; one brother, Walter Shady of Fort Wayne; and four sisters, Mrs. Mable Smith, Mrs. Richard (Flossie) Bogner, and Mrs. Edgar (Nina) Zimmerman, all of Decatur, and Mrs. Jerry (Ethel) Galbreath of Hartford City. One brother, Larwell, is deceased.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Zwick funeral home, with Rev. Melvin Seeger officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Wednesday until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXVII NO. 120   Wednesday, May 21, 1969   p. 1, col. 1.

Dortha C. Shady Funeral Friday
  Services for Dortha C. Shady, 70, of Decatur Route 2, will be held 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Zwick Funeral Home with burial in Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  A former school teacher, he died suddenly at 5 p.m. Tuesday while at work in the kitchen at Decatur Hospital. He had been employed at the hospital since his retirement from the Central Soya Co. in 1964.
  Surviving, in addition to his wife, who is the former Edna M. Ehrman, are two sons, Donald E. Shady of Craigville Route 1 and William A. Shady of Bluffton Route 3; five grandchildren, four sisters and one brother.
  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Decatur and the Masonic Lodge in that city.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXIX, No. 171   Thursday, May 22, 1969.   p. 6, col. 1.

Edna M. Shady
  Edna M. Shady, 85, route 2, Decatur, died at 5 a.m. today at her residence. She had been in poor health for several months.
  She had taught at Kirkland Daily Vacation Bible School and was a First United Methodist Church (where she was a member) Sunday School teacher many years. She also had spent much time attending shut-ins of Decatur and Adams County and played the piano and sang to patients at the Decatur Community Care Center.
  She was a member of the Ruth Circle of the church, Kirkland Extension Club, Sunshine Garden Club, WCTU, where she was a former past president, and United Methodist Women.
  Born in Adams County on June 20, 1901, she was the daughter of William and Sena Leimenstoll-Ehrman, and was married June 20, 1922, to Dortha C. Shady; he died May 20, 1969.
  Survivors include two sons, Donald E. Shady, route 8, Decatur, and William A. Shady, Bluffton; two brothers, Floyd Ehrman, Ossian, and Robert Ehrman, Decatur; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and nine step- great-grandchildren.
  Services will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Rev. Bill Moon officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery. Friends may call at Zwick-Boltz & Jahn Funeral Home after 7 p.m. today, all day Saturday, and until 11 a.m. Sunday, and then at the church from noon until service time Sunday. Memorials are to the church.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXXV, NO. 138   Friday, June 12, 1987   p. 2, col. 1 & 2.

William A. Shady's Mother, Edna M. Shady, 85, Dies; Rites Sunday
  Mother of William A. Shady of Bluffton, Mrs. Dortha (Edna M.) Shady, 85, who had been ill several months, died at 5 a.m. today at her home on Decatur Route 2.
  A member of the First United Methodist Church in Decatur, Mrs. Shady was a member of United Methodist Women, Ruth Circle, Kirkland Extension Club, Sunshine Garden Club and the WCTU.
  Born June 20, 1901 in Adams County, she was a daughter of William and Sena Leimenstoll Ehrman. Her marriage to Dortha C. Shady, who died May 20, 1969, took place June 20, 1922.
  Surviving, in addition to the Bluffton son, are another son, Donald E. Shady of Decatur Route 8; two brothers, Floyd Ehrman of Ossian and Robert Ehrman of Decatur, five grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
  Calling after 7 p.m. today and until 11 a.m. Sunday will be at the Zwick-Boltz and Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur.
  At noon Sunday the body will be taken to the First United Methodist Church in Decatur for services there at 2:30 p.m. in charge of Rev. Bill Moon. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Preferred are memorials to the First United Methodist Church in Decatur.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LVI No. 188   Friday, June 12, 1987   p. 3, col. 1.

[gravestone of Peter Baumgartner] 333. pd1319   Peter BAUMGARTNER 1879 - 1963
[red granite block]
Peter Baumgartner Dies; Ill 3 Years
  Peter B. Baumgartner, 83, of Uniondale Route 1 died at 4:25 p.m. Sunday at the Cooper Rest Home. He had been ill the last three years.
  Born Aug. 7, 1879 in Adams County, he was the son of Peter and Mary Hawkins Baumgartner. His first marriage Nov. 1899 was to Bertha Hess, who died in 1912. Lena Bennett became his second wife in July, 1918. She died in 1930.
  Mr. Baumgartner was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Surviving are three sons, Paul of Bluffton Route 2, Raymond of Fort Wayne and Harvey of Warsaw; five daughters, Mrs. Maxine Eubank of Bluffton, Mrs. Homer Houtz of Uniondale, Mrs. Wilbur Wood of Ossian, Mrs. Vernon Hurst of Decatur and Mrs. Willis Augsburger of Geneva Route 1.
  Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Hattie Studebaker of Bluffton; one brother, Joseph of Decatur Rural Route; 24 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren.
  Friends may call at the McBride Funeral Home after 4 p.m. today.
  The body will be taken to the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren at 1 p.m. Tuesday, where services will be held at 2 p.m. with Rev. Dolar Ritchey officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXIII No. 67   Monday, January 21, 1963   p. 1, col. 3.

[gravestone of Don H Baumgartner] 334. pd1320   Don H. Baumgartner Jan. 17, 1925 - ____
son of Joe and Viola   husband of Judy
(golf and music symbols in circles above name)
[red grandite slant on concrete footing]
Don Baumgartner, son of Joe Baumgartner and Viola Beitler,

gap of 1 lot
335. pd1321   {Judy BAUMGARTNER, on cemetery map, but no stone in 1998}

[gravestone of Elizabeth and Thomas Griffiths] 336. pd1322   GRIFFITHS Elizabeth 1885 - 1962 Thomas 1881 - 1958
[polished upright gray granite on gray granite base]
{Thomas was a deacon and Sunday School teacher at the Pleasant Dale church. "Lib"}

Thomas Griffiths Dies Monday Night
Kirkland Township Farmer Dies Here
  Thomas Griffiths, 76, retired farmer of Kirkland township, two miles south of Magley, died at 10:40 o'clock Monday night at the Adams county memorial hospital, where he had been a patient for the past two weeks.
  He was born near Elida, O., July 3, 1881, a son of John and Nancy Brenneman - Griffiths, and was married to Elizabeth Berger Sept. 20, 1906.
  Mr. Griffiths was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Surviving in addition to the wife are three sons, William G. Griffiths of Kirkland township, Herman A. Griffiths of Huntington county, and Glen T. Griffiths of Kirkland township; one daughter, Mrs. Reinhold (Leah) Koldewey of Hagerman, Ida.; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three half-brothers, Martin Gahman of Wells county, Ottomar Gahman of Detroit, Mich., and Floyd Gahman of New York City, and four half-sisters, Mrs. Frank Bright of Wells county, Mrs. Charles Hogg of near Bluffton, Mrs. Clarence Abbott of Convoy, O., and Mrs. Clare Odell of Lima, O. A half- sister preceded him in death.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Zwick funeral home and at 2 p.m. at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, the Rev. John Mishler officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock this evening until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LVI. No. 35 Decatur, Indiana Tuesday, February 11, 1958 p.1, col.6

Thomas Griffiths Claimed by Death
  Thomas Griffiths, 76, a retired farmer who resided two miles south of Magley in Kirkland Township, died Monday in the Adams County Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient two weeks.
  He was born July 3, 1881, near Elida, O., and was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Surviving are the widow, the former Elizabeth Berger, to whom he was married Sept. 20, 1906; three sons, William G. and Glen T. Griffiths, Kirkland Township, and Herman Griffiths, Huntington; a daughter, Mrs. Reinhold Koldeway, Haggerman, Ida.; 13 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; three half-brothers, Martin Gahman of Wells County, Ottomar Gahman, Detroit, and Floyd Gahman, New York City, and four half-sisters, Mrs. Frank Bright of Wells County; Mrs. Charles Hogg, near Bluffton; Mrs. Clarence Abbott, Convoy, O., and Mrs. Clare Odell, Lima, O.
  Services will be conducted Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Zwick Funeral Home and at 2 o'clock in the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, Rev. John Mishler officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXVIII.No. 86   Wednesday, February 12, 1958   p. 3, col. 4.

[gravestone of Gladys and Homer Houtz] 337. pd1323   HOUTZ Gladys G. 1904 - 1993 Homer H. 1901 - 1967
[upright red granite on red granite base]

Rites Friday for Homer Houtz, 66
  Homer Houtz, 66, of Uniondale died at 10 p.m. Tuesday at Wells County Hospital. He had been ill for six months and hospitalized the past four weeks.
  A son of William H. and Ida Blanche Sale Houtz, he was born Jan. 23, 1901. His marriage to Gladys G. Baumgartner, who survives, took place Jan. 21, 1922 in Hillsdale, Mich.
  A native of Wells County, Mr. Houtz was a member of the Uniondale Methodist Church. At one time he operated a grocery store in Uniondale and prior to his illness was employed by the G & L Corp. in Fort Wayne.
  Survivors, in addition to the wife, are a sister, Mrs. Charles (Gladys) Fuhrer of Uniondale, and three brothers, Roy of California and Glen and Gerald, both of Uniondale.
  Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Goodwin Funeral Home in Bluffton until noon on Friday, at which time the body will be taken to the Uniondale Methodist Church for 1:30 p.m. services.
  Rev. Joseph Wagner and Rev. Vance Davison will officiate. Burial will be in the Pleasantdale Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXVI No. 202   Wednesday, June 28, 1967   p. 1, col. 4.

Gladys Houtz, 89
  Gladys Houtz, 89, died at 9:15 a.m. today at Swiss Village at Berne due to complications of a stroke.
  Born April 28, 1904 in Adams County, she was a daughter of Peter and Bertha Hess Baumgartner. Her marriage to Homer Houtz, who died in June 1967, took place Jan. 21, 1922 in Hillsdale, Mich.
  Mrs. Houtz was a member of the West Missionary Church. She formerly owned and operated the Houtz General Store in Uniondale for 15 years. She also was employed at the Pleasant Inn Restaurant, Uniondale, for several years.
  Surviving are a sister, Blanche Augsburger of Berne; a brother, Raymond Baumgartner of Ossian; two half-sisters, Maxine Eubank of Bluffton, and Genivieve Wood of Fort Wayne; and a half-brother, Paul Baumgartner of New Auburn, Wis.
  Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. Sunday until the 1:30 p.m. rites at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home. Rev. Dan Young will officiate and burial will follow in Pleasant Dale Cemetery, Adams County.
  Preferred are memorials to the West Missionary Church building fund.
Bluffton, Indiana: Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LXIV No. 316   Friday, November 12, 1989   p. 3, col. 1.

338. pd1324   {Dennis HOUTZ, on cemetery map, but no stone in 1998}

[gravestone of Carolyn L. Houtz] 339. pd1325   HOUTZ Carolyn L. 1945 - 1970
[upright red granite on red granite base]

Uniondale Woman in Parkview Hospital
Carolyn Houtz's Condition Poor; Thrown From Horse
  Mrs. Dennis (Carolyn) Houtz, 24, of Uniondale Route 1 is in poor condition in Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne with head injuries and facial lacerations sustained Sunday evening when a horse bolted as she attempted to mount it about four miles north of Uniondale on the hard-surfaced Uniondale Rd.
  Members of the families were informed by the attending physician shortly before noon today that there was "no hope."
  Mrs. Houtz had not regained consciousness and her breathing, which was being sustained by an automatic device, had become more difficult. She had been unconscious since the accident, which occurred about 8 p.m. Sunday.
  Earlier, physicians informed the families that she had suffered brain damage and termed her condition as grave.
  She was riding on a 4-year-old Appaloosa, which the family had purchasede just last Friday. She had dismounted to talk to a friend, Mrs. Richard (Nancy) Johnson of Markle Route 1, who had stopped in her auto. When she attempted to mount, with one foot in a stirrup, the animal reacted suddenly and threw the Uniondale woman over its back. She landed on the paved highway on her forehead.
  Mrs. Houtz was taken by ambulance to Clinic Hospital, where it was determined she had severe head injuries and she was transferred to Parkview Hospital and placed in the intensive care ward.
  Mrs. Houtz's brother-in-law, James Houtz, witnessed the mishap and was able to grab the riderless horse. Mrs. Johnson, who was about to drive away, also stopped and assisted in summoning aid.
  Mrs. Houtz's husband, Dennis, a Uniondale barber, learned of the accident minutes later.
  Relatives said that the horse had not been ridden much and was just being broken in as a riding horse. It is believed that the horse bolted because of highway traffic.
  At Mrs. Houtz's bedside today is her husband and her mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Liby, 314 East Market St.
  Mrs. Houtz is the mother of two small daughters, ages 9 months and 3 years, who spent the night at the hospital in Fort Wayne and were brought back to Uniondale today by relatives.
  Mrs. Liby said that physicians had informed her that nothing could be done at this time except wait and hope.
  Mrs. Houtz, former society editor of the Bluffton News- Banner, has been employed part time recently at the newspaper.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXX No. 149   Monday, April 27, 1970   p. 1, col. 7 & 8.

Mrs. Houtz Is 'Grave'; Still No Hope Given
 Her breathing continuously being sustained by a respirator, Mrs. Dennis (Carolyn) Houtz, 24, of Uniondale Route 1 was clining to a thread of life today at Parkview Hospital after a brain specialist again advised family members Monday night that the situation was "hopeless" and that death was only a matter of hours or perhaps a day.
  Shortly after noon today her blood pressure was reported dropping. She was described as extremely weak.
  The young woman, who was thrown onto the pavement when a horse she was attempting to mount bolted suddenly on the Uniondale Rd. four miles north of Uniondale Sunday night, suffered massive brain damage, the physician told her family.
  He said that the brain impairment is not of a clotting nature for which surgery could be attempted. Her condition was called grave and "very critical" in the intensive care ward at Parkview.
  The respirator was used twice during the first night, after she was brought in with the injury and in both cases the device restored natural breathing after it appeared to stop, the specialist stated.
  There was some indication early Monday of a stirring or movement by the injured woman, who had been unconscious since the accident.
  However, after 7:15 a.m. Monday she suffered another relapse and has required the respirator without interruption since that time.
  At her bedside continuously has been her husband, operator of a Uniondale barber shop.
  Also maintaining the vigil much of the time have been Mrs. Houtz's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Liby, 314 East Market St.; her brother, Tom, who resides with the parents; Mr. Houtz's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Houtz of Uniondale, and a brother- in-law, James Houtz, also of Uniondale.
  The accident victim's two daughters, ages 3 and nine months, are being cared for by relatives at Uniondale.
  Mrs. Houtz joined the News-Banner office staff in January 1964 and subsequently became society editor. She has been a part time employe of the newspaper in the past few years since her children were born and has assisted in both the advertising and news departments as well as in office duties. Before joining the newspaper staff she was employed in the office of Bluffton Utilities.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXX No. 150   Tuesday, April 28, 1970   p. 3, col. 3.

CLINGING TO LIFE
  An automatice breathing device was continuing to sustain the life of Mrs. Dennis (Carolyn) Houtz, 24, of Uniondale Route 1 at Parkview Hospital today. Doctors again advised family members that there was no hope for survival from the massive brain injury which the young woman suffered Sunday evening when thrown from a horse onto the pavement near Uniondale. Maintaining a vigil at her bedside were her husband, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Liby of Bluffton, and other relatives.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXX No. 151   Wednesday, April 29, 1970   p. 1, col. 1.

MRS. HOUTZ UNCHANGED
  The condition of Mrs. Dennis (Carolyn) Houtz of Uniondale Route 1 was unchanged today at Parkview Hospital. The brain specialist on the case told family members Wednesday night that her heartbeat was strong but not a normal heartbeat. He did not hold out any new hope for the young woman, who has been in grave condition with massive brain damage since being thrown from a horse north of Uniondale Sunday night and has been sustained by an automatic breathing device since Monday morning.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXX No. 152   Thursday, April 30, 1970   p. 1, col. 1.

MRS. HOUTZ WEAKER
  Mrs. Dennis (Carolyn) Houtz was described as in slightly weaker condition today at Parkview Hospital. The Uniondale Route 1 woman, 24, has been unconscious from a brain injury since she was hurt in a horse-back riding accident Sunday night.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXX No. 153   Friday, May 1, 1970   p. 1, col. 1.

Dies 5 Days After Head Injury
Horse-ride Accident Fatal To Mrs. Carolyn Houtz, 24
  Mrs. Carolyn Lee Houtz, 24, wife of Dennis Houtz of Uniondale Route 1 and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Liby, 314 East Market St., lost a valiant fight for life in the intensive care ward at Parkview Hospital, where she died at 6 p.m. Friday, five days after suffering a massive head injury and severe brain damage when thrown from a horse onto the pavement four miles north of Uniondale on the Uniondale Rd. last Sunday evening.
  Unconscious and in grave condition since the accident, the former News-Banner society editor and six-year employe of the newspaper slipped gradually through the week despite the
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Mrs. Carolyn Houtz
constant use of a respirator to support breathing.
  In the final day, intensive care attendants struggled in vain to stabilize her breathing and failing heartbeat.
  Her husband remained at the hospital thoughout the five days and nights. The parents, a brother and other relatives also maintained a bedside vigil much of the time.
  Mrs. Houtz, who was a member of the Circle W Riders, was injured about 8 p.m. Sunday when an Appaloosa horse, purchased only two days earlier, apparently was frightened by traffic and bolted as the young woman was mounting the animal. She was thrown into the air and onto the pavement, with her forehead and right side of her head striking the hard surface.
  Born July 18, 1945, in Wells County, she was the daughter of Ralph and Valera Mock Liby. Her marriage to Dennis D. Houtz took place Sept. 11, 1965, at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren in Adams County.
  Mrs. Houtz was graduated from Bluffton High School in 1963. She was employed in the office of Bluffton Utilities from June of that year until January of 1964, when she joined the staff of the News-Banner.
  The accident victim worked full time for the newspaper until shortly before the birth of her first daughter in the fall of 1966. Later she returned on a part-time basis and subsequently as a full-time employe again prior to the arrival of a second daughter last summer.
  Since the 1969 holiday season she she once more had been helping frequently on a part-time basis right up to a few days before the accident. In addition to her former services as society editor and general office duties, Mrs. Houtz assisted often and competently in the advertising department.
  Throughout the five days after the accident, News-Banner staff members were besieged by anxious inquiries from many friends and acquaintances in her newspaper duties. The same reflection of deep concern was evident in Uniondale, where her husband operates a barber shop.
  Mrs. Houtz was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church.
  Surviving, in addition to the husband and parents; are the two daughters, Angela, 3, and Andrea, nine months; one brother, Thomas Liby, who is a Manchester College student; a grand- mother, Mrs. Nellie Mock of Bluffton Route 3, and a grand- father, Fritz Martz of Monroe.
  The body was taken to the Elzey Funeral Home at Ossian, where friends may call after 7 p.m. today until noon Monday. The body will lie in state from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, 7 1/2 miles east of the Lancaster School on the Lancaster Center Rd.
  Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the church with Rev. J. Oliver Dearing officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXX No. 154   Saturday, May 2, 1970   p. 1, col. 7 & 8.


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[gravestone of Valera and Ralph Liby] 340. pd1326   LIBY Valera E. 1920 - ____ Ralph D. 1916 - 2000
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Ralph D. Liby
  Ralph D. Liby, 83, Bluffton, a native of Adams County, died Wednesday in Wells Community Hospital at Bluffton.
  He was born on November 10, 1916 in Adams County to Charles E. and M. Elizabeth Norris Liby.
  He was a member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren southwest of Decatur.
  Among survivors are his wife, Valera; a son; a half-sister; and two half-brothers, including Dave Liby of Decatur.
  Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with burial in the church cemetery. Visiting hours are 2-9 p.m. Friday in Goodwin Memorial Chapel at Bluffton and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday in the church.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL.: XCVII NO: 11   Thursday, January 13, 2000   p. 2A, col. 1.

Obituaries
Ralph D. Liby, 83, -- Rites Pending
  Ralph D. Liby, 83, of 1120 West Lancaster St., died this morning at Wells Community Hospital. Surviving is his wife, Valera. Arrangements are pending at Goodwin Memorial Chapel.
The News Banner   Vol. 71 No. 61   Wednesday, January 12, 2000   p. 3, col. 1.

Ralph D. Liby, 83
  A former Bluffton businessman, Ralph D. Liby, 83, died Wednesday at Wells Community Hospital.
  Mr. Liby formerly owned and operated Liby Plumbing & Heating, which presently is known as Prough & Liby Plumbing & Heating.
  A native of Adams County, he was born Nov. 10, 1916 to Charles E. and M. Elizabeth Norris Liby and his marriage on Sept. 5, 1938 in Markle was to Valera E. Mock, who survives.
  Also surviving are a son, Thomas Liby of South Bend, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; two half-brothers, John Liby of Bluffton and David Liby of Decatur, and a half-sister, Mrs. Lores (Martha) Steury of Goshen.
  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn Houtz.
  He was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Calling will be Friday from 2 from 9 p.m. at Goodwin Memorial Chapel and for one hour prior to services at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
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Rev. Terry Shumaker will officiate at services and burial will be in the church cemetery.
  Memorials to the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
The News-Banner   Vol. 71 No. 62   Thursday, January 13, 2000   p. 3, col. 1.

[gravestone of Bernita and Dale Liby] 341. pd1327   LIBY Bernita B. 1920 - 1991 Dale E. 1914 - 1981
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Obituaries
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Dale E. Liby
  Dale E. Liby, 66, 204 Limberlost Trail, a prominent businessman in this area for many years, died at 4:40 a.m. today at the Adams County Memorial Hospital.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXXIX, No. 118 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Tuesday, May 19, 1981. p.1, col.6.
Obituaries
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Dale E. Liby
  Dale E. Liby, 66, 204 Limberlost Trail, a well-known and prominent businessman for many years and owner of Liby's Monuments until his retirement in 1975, died at 4:40 a.m. today at the Adams County Memorial Hospital, following an extended illness.
  Mr. Liby was active in the affairs of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, serving as a deacon for 28 years and also teaching a Sunday School class for a number of years.
  The retired businessman was born in Adams County on July 27, 1914, the son of Charles E. and Elizabeth Norris-Liby, and was united in marriage on News Year's Day in 1939 to Bernita Lytle. His parents and stepmother, Emma Liby Martz, all preceded him in death.
  Survivors include the widow; two daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Shirley) Hoffman, Decatur, and Sandra K. Bollenbacher, Berne; one sister, Mrs. Lores (Martha) Steury, Goshen; three brothers, Ralph and John Liby, both of Bluffton, and David Liby, Decatur; and six grandchildren.
  Mr. Liby received his education in the Lancaster public schools in Wells County. He entered the farming field after completing his schooling and was also a manager of a stockyard from 1930-56. From 1956 until 1959, Mr. Liby served as a partner and a manager of Gerber's supermarket, and in 1960 invested in his own business, becoming manager and salesman of a retail monument business.
  Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, Rev. Dwight Hargett officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
  Friends may call at the Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral Home from 2 p.m. Wednesday until noon Thursday. Preferred memorials are to the Cancer Society or the Christian Services Scholarship Fund of the church.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXXIX, No. 118   Tuesday, May 19, 1981.   p. 7, col. 5.

Brother of John and Ralph Liby Dies at Age 66
  Brother of Ralph Liby and John Liby, both of Bluffton, Dale E. Liby, 66, of 204 Limberlost Tr. in Decatur died at 4:40 a.m. today in Decatur Hospital where he had been admitted a few hours earlier. Death followed an extended illness due to cancer.
  Mr. Liby managed the Brady Brothers Stockyard in Decatur from 1930 to 1956. He was a partner and manager of Gerber's Super Market in Decatur from 1956 to 1959 and in 1960 purchased and operated Liby Monuments in Decatur until his retirement in 1975.
  A member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, Mr. Liby served 28 years as Sunday School teacher and deacon.
  Born July 27, 1914, he was born in Adams County to Charles E. and Elizabeth Norris Liby. A stepmother, Mrs. Emma Liby Martz, died in 1973. His marriage to Bernita Lytle, who survives, took place Jan. 1, 1939.
  Surviving, in addition to the wife and Bluffton brothers, are two daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Shirley) Hoffman of Decatur and Mrs. Sandra K. Bollenbacher of Berne; another brother, David Liby of Decatur; a sister, Mrs. Lores (Martha) Steury of Goshen and six grandchildren.
  Calling after 2 p.m. Wednesday will be at the Winteregg- Linn and Haggard Funeral Home in Decatur.
  The body will be taken at noon Thursday to the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren for services at 2 p.m. in charge of Rev. Dwight Hargett. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to the Cancer Society or to the Christian Service Scholarship Fund of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LI No. 168   Tuesday, May 19, 1981   p. 3, col. 4.

Obituaries
Bernita B. Liby
  Bernita B. Liby, 70, 204 Limberlost Trail, died at 5:30 a.m. today in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
  She was born in Van Wert County, Ohio, on September 5, 1920 to Arthur W. and Gertrude Schnepf Lytle, and married Dale E. Liby on January 1, 1939. He preceded her in death.
  A homemaker and a former co-owner of Liby Monuments, she was a member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, the Ladies Fellowship of the church, a church organist, and a past deaconess. She was also an organist for the former Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral Home and Haggard & Armes Funeral Home.
  Surviving are two daughters, Shirley Hoffman, Decatur, and Sandy Wellman, Berne; nine grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren. Two brothers preceded her in death.
  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, Rev. Norman L. Replogle officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery. Visiting hours will be 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at Haggard & Armes Funeral Home. The body will lie in state one hour prior to services at the church Friday. Preferred memorials are to the Pleasant Dale Capitol (sic) Improvement Fund.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXXXIX, No. 190   Tuesday, August 13,1991.   p. 2, col. 1, 2.

Mrs. Dale (Bernita) Liby of Decatur Dies; Services Friday
  Widow of Dale E. Liby, Mrs. Bernita B. Liby, 70, of Decatur died at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday at Lutheran Hospital.
  Born Sept. 5, 1920 in Van Wert, Ohio, she was a daughter of Arthur W. and Gertrude Schnepf Lytle. Her marriage to Mr. Liby, who died May 19, 1981, took place Jan. 1, 1939.
  Mrs. Liby was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren of which she was a past deaconess and organist, and a member of the Ladies Fellowship. Former co-owner of Liby Memorials at Decatur, she served 28 years as organist at the former Winteregg and Linn Funeral Home and now the Haggard and Armes Funeral Home.
  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ron (Shirley) Hoffman of Decatur and Mrs. Larry (Sandy) Wellman of Berne, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Haggard and Armes Funeral Home at Decatur.
  The body will lie in state from 10 a.m. Friday until the services at 11 a.m. at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren. Rev. Norman Replogle will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.
  Preferred memorials are the (sic) the Pleasant Dale Church capitol (sic) building fund.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LX No. 242   Wednesday, August 14, 1991   p. 3, col. 1.

[gravestone of Ronald and Shirley Hoffman] 342. pd1328   HOFFMAN Ronald Lee Aug. 5, 1941 June 24, 1994 married Nov. 30, 1963 Shirley Ann Sept. 26, 1941 ____
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Hoffman Our Children Michele Rene, Stephanie Lynn
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Ronald L. Hoffman
  Ronald L. Hoffman, 52, of 963 Yorktown Rd., died at 3:30 a.m. today in his home.
  He was born Aug. 5, 1941, in Adams County, the son of Harold and Myrtle (Schrock) Hoffman. On Nov. 39, 1963 he married Shirley Liby, who survives.
  Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Jeff (Michele) Warner and Mrs. Mike (Stephanie) Fawcett, both of Decatur; his father and stepmother, Harold and Mary Hoffman of Preble; a brother, Michael D., Decatur; two stepbrothers, Thomas W. Sheets, Decatur and Jessie Sheets of Texas; a sister, Mrs. Richard (Ruth Ann) Penrod of Decatur; two stepsisters, Mrs. Allan (Vicki) Milholland and Julie O'Beirne, both of Decatur; and three grandchildren.
  Mr. Hoffman had retired in 1991 after 31 years from International Harvester Navistar Division. He was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, a former church trustee and building fund treasurer.
  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Calling hours are from 7-9 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday in Haggard & Armes Funeral Home, Decatur, and one hour prior to services in the church Monday. Preferred memorials are to the church building fund.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. XCII, NO. 148   Friday, June 24, 1994   p. 2, col. 1.

Ronald L. Hoffman
  Memorials for Ronald L. Hoffman, 52, 936 Yorktown Road, may also be made to the American Cancer Society. Mr. Hoffman died at 3:30 a.m. Friday in his home. A complete obituary appeared in Friday's edition of the Decatur Daily Democrat.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XCII, NO. 149   Saturday, June 25, 1994   p. 2, col. 1.

[gravestone of Gregory L Bollenbacher] 343. pd1329   Gregory L. Bollenbacher March 4, 1970   April 7, 2006

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Greg L. Bollenbacher
  Greg L. Bollenbacher, 36, Geneva, died suddenly Friday, in Marshall County, Indiana.
  Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   Monday, April 10, 2006   p. 3A, col. 1.

Greg L. Bollenbacher
  Greg L. Bollenbacher, 36, Geneva, died suddenly Friday in Plymouth-St Joseph Hospital at Plymouth.
  He was born on March 4, 1970, in Adams County to Rev. Dennis L. Bollenbacher of Warsaw, a former Adams County resident, and Sandy K. Liby Nollenbacher, now Mrs. Larry Wellman of Berne.
  He was the owner-operator of Bollenbacher and Son Livestock in southern Adams County and a partner in C&C Livestock. He was a member of West Missionary Church, rural Berne.
  He coached a fifth grade basketball team at South Adams Elementary School in Berne.
  Other survivors are three sons: Jesse L., Colton M., and Nathan E. Bollenbacher, all of Geneva; his girlfriend, Ginger Ellenberger of Decatur; four brothers, Scott A. Bollenbacher of Berne; Rodney D. Bollenbacher of Crown Point; Max E. Bollenbacher of Argos; and Jared B. Bollenbacher of Columbus, Ohio; four stepbrothers, Geoff Minnick of Columbia City; Robert Wellman of Aiken, South Carolina; Robin Benton of New York, New York; and Mark Benton of Atlanta, Georgia; and six stepsisters, Carrie Miller and Jennifer Wellman, both of Fort Wayne; Sara Chrisman of Muncie; Stacy Crosby of Muskegon, Michigan; and Rochelle Blue of Baldwin, Michigan.
  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, rural Decatur, with burial in the church cemetery.
  Visiting hours are 2-8 p.m. Thursday in Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home.
  Preferred memorials are to the education fund for his sons.
Decatur, Indiana: The Decatur Daily Democrat   Tuesday, April 11, 2006   p. 3A, col. 1.

[gravestone of Howard and Ilene Reinhard] 344. pd1330   REINHARD Ilene M Nov. 24, 1924 ________ Howard F. Nov 11. 1919 Mar. 16, 2008
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Howard F. Reinhard
  Howard F. Reinhard, 88, formerly of rural Craigville, died Sunday in River Terrace Estates at Bluffton.
  He was born in Adams County on November 11, 1919, to Adolph and Lydia Meyer Reinhard.
  He served as president of the Craigville Telephone Co. for 52 years and was a member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, rural Decatur.
  Among survivors are his wife, Ilene; two sons; two daughters; and a sister, Ruth Dynes of Berne.
  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, 4504 W. County Rd. 300 North, with burial in the church cemetery.
  Visiting hours are 2-8 p.m. Friday in Thoma-Rich- Chaney-Lemler Funeral Home, Bluffton, and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday in the church.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. CIV, NO. 65   Monday, March 17, 2008   p. 3A, col. 1.

Obituaries
Howard Franklin Reinhard, 88
  Howard Franklin Reinhard, 88, of Craigville died at 1:30 a.m. Sunday, March 16, 2008, at River Terrace Estates in Bluffton.
  Born to Adolph and Lydia (Meyer) Reinhard in Adams County on Nov. 11, 1919, he married Ilene (Ehrman) Reinhard on Oct. 29, 1946. She survives him.
  A graduate of Kirkland High School, he then worked on his father's farm until 1941 when he joined the U.S. Army during World War II. He served in the Coast Artillery on the Aleutian Islands of Alaska for 39 months. Upon returning, he worked for Fruehauf's in Fort Wayne and then in 1952 he became president of the Craigville Telephone Company, a position he held for 52 years. He was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren in Decatur.
  Other surviving relatives include two sons, Carlton (Julia) Reinhard of Hamilton and Arland (Ruth) Reinhard of Bluffton; two daughters, Arvilla (Stephen) Rodenbeck of Bluffton and Carla (Lee) Von Gunten of Bluffton; one sister, Ruth Dynes of Berne; 13 grandchildren and five great- grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by four brothers, Carl Reinhard, Arnold Reinhard, Herman Reinhard and Harry Reinhard; and four sisters, Mary Reinhard, Alice Reinhard, Esther Lehman and Grace Nussbaum.
  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren in Decatur. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Thoma/Rich, Chaney & Lemler Funeral Home and one hour prior to service at the church. Burial will be at Pleasant Dale Cemetery. There will be a military flag presentation by American Legion Post #111. Pastor Jay Carter will officiate.
  Preferred memorials are to the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren Mission Fund or the donor's choice.
Bluffton, Indiana: The News-Banner   Vol. 79 No. 115   Monday, March 17, 2008   p. 3, col. 1.

[gravestone of Floyd and Marjorie Priser] 345. pd1331   PRISER Marjorie E. Dec. 3, 1934 ________ Floyd E May 21, 1928 Feb 12, 2008
July 19, 1958 (date under praying hands)
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Floyd E. Priser
  Floyd E. Priser, 79, Bremen, died Tuesday in Whitlock Senior Living Center.
  He resided in Adams County from 1964-85 and retired from Central Soya's animal feed and research division in 1990 after a 24-year career.
  Among survivors are his wife, a son and a daughter.
  A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Thoma-Rich-Chaney-Lemler Funeral Home at Bluffton, with burial in the cemetery at Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, rural Decatur.
  Visiting hours are 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. CVI, NO. 38   Thursday, February 14, 2008   p. 3A, col. 1.


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[gravestone of Sue Ann Wies] 346. pd1401   Sue Ann WIES 1962 -1978 dau. of John & Juanita
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Sue Ann her light shall shine before God Foster Daughter of Bob & Pat Mitchell
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Sue Wies Dies of Crash Injuries; Student at AC
  The tragic van-car accident which occurred late Tuesday morning two miles northeast of Monroe has claimed its third life.
  Miss Sue Ann Wies, 16, foster daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mitchel, of Decatur Route 6 died at 12:25 p.m. Thursday at Lutheran Hospital from injuries sustained in the accident.
  The mishap also claimed the life of her foster sister, Carla S. Mitchel, 22, and Bradley A. Miller, 18, of Decatur Route 3.
  Mark Grote, 16, son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Grote of Decatur Route 5 remains hospitalized in Decatur Hospital, and is in fairly good condition.
  Carla Mitchel and Sue Ann Wies were traveling in the family van, while Grote and Miller were in a car driven by Grote. The accident occurred at the intersection of County Rds. 200N and 200E, near the St. Paul's Missionary Church.
  Adams County has now recorded nine traffic fatalities this year.
  Funeral services for Sue Wies were at 9:30 a.m. today at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with Rev. Dwight Hargett and Rev. John Gillig officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
  In lieu of flowers, the family asked that preferred memorials be given to the church or the Catholic Social Services for the Elderly.
  Miss Wies lived with the Mitchel family for two years and two months.
  She attended the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren and was a member of the New Hope Singers of the church.
  A junior at Adams Central High School, she was a varsity cheerleader there. She was also a member of the Adams Central Sunshine Girls, the Athletic Association at the school, and the Monroe 4-H Boosterettes.
  Born in Fort Wayne on Jan. 13, 1962,m she was a daughter of John W. and Charlotte Rhinehart-Wies.
  Survivors include the parents, address unknown; the grandmother and adopted mother, Mrs. Juanita B. Cox Wies of Fort Wayne; the foster parents; the foster grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Mitchel, of Decatur Route 6 and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Barger of Decatur Route 2; a sister, Deborah Kay Wies, of Decatur Route 6; two foster sisters, Mrs. Jay (Angela) Carter of Indianapolis; Lee Ann Mitchel, of Decatur Route 6; one brother Jack Wies, address unknown; and three foster brothers, Mark R. Mitchel, Gary F. Mitchel, and Bobby L. Mitchel, all of Decatur Route 6.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XLIX No. 50   Saturday, December 30, 1978   p. 3, col. 5.

[gravestone of Carla S. Mitchel] 347. pd1402   Carla S. MITCHEL 1956 - 1978 dau. of Bob & Pat
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Carla S. To live with Him and sing in endless day.
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County crash claims 2 lives
  Two young Adams county residents are dead and a third remains in grave condition at a Fort Wayne hospital today, as the result of a two-car accident which occurred some two miles northeast of Monroe late Tuesday morning.
  Dead are Carla S. Mitchel, 22, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mitchel, route 6, Decatur, and Bradley A. Miller, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alan Miller, route 3, Decatur.
  Miss Mitchel was pronounced dead at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, approximately two hours after the accident, and the Miller youth died at 2:40 p.m. at the same hospital. Both young people suffered severe head injuries, along with numerous lacerations and broken bones.
  A third person critically injured in the mishap, Sue Wies, 16, a foster daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mitchel, was listed in "very critical condition" in the intensive care unit of Lutheran Hospital, a hospital spokesman said at noon today.
  Miss Mitchel and Miss Wies were in a family van at the time of the accident, while Miller was a passenger in a car driven by Mark Grote, son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Grote, route 5, Decatur.
  Grote, who was pinned in his car before being freed by members of the Monroe Rescue Squad, was listed in fair condition "and is resting comfortably" at the Adams County Memorial Hospital. He suffered a broken shoulder in addition to several other lesser injuries.
  Funeral services for both accident victims, the seventh and eighth people to lose their lives in Adams County traffic accidents this year, have been scheduled for Friday morning.
  The accident occurred at the intersection of county roads 200N and 200E - near the St. Paul's Missionary Church - some two miles northeast of Monroe when the car driven by Grote allededly failed to stop for the stop sign while headed west on 200N.
  The Mitchel van, headed south on 200E, struck the Grote car on the right front side. Both vehicles were considered to be total losses.
  The accident remains under investigation by the Adams County Sheriff's Department.
  Three ambulances from the local hospital were dispatched to the scene of the accident, with the Mitchel and Wies girls being transported to Lutheran Hospital by the (Continued on page 9A) main EMS advanced life support unit. The two backup ambulances each transported one youth.
  The Berne EMS unit came to the Decatur hospital to cover for the northern half of the county.
  Funeral services for Carla S. Mitchel will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with Rev. Dwight Hargett officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
  Friends may call at the Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral Home after 7 p.m. today. The body will lie in state one hour prior to services. Preferred memorials are to the Pleasant Dale Church or the Catholic Social Services for the Elderly.
  Carla graduated from Adams Central High School in 1974 and graduated from Manchester College in 1978. She was a graduate student at Indiana University in Indianapolis, majoring in social work.
  Born in Decatur on May 6, 1956, she was the daughter of Robert and Patricia R. Barger-Mitchel. She was engaged to be married to Mike Campbell of Fort Wayne.
  Surviving, in addition to the parents, are two sisters, Mrs. Jay (Angelia) Carter, Indianapolis; LeeAnn Mitchel, at home; two foster sisters, Sue Wies and Deborah Wies, both at home; three brothers, Mark R. Mitchel, Gary F. Mitchel, and Bobby L. Mitchel, all at home; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Mitchel, route 6, Decatur and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Barger of route 2, Decatur.
  Funeral services for Bradley Alan Miller will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Zwick Funeral Home and at 11 a.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church with Rev. Mark P. Horst, Jr., officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
  Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today and until time of the services. Preferred memorials are to the Immanuel Building Fund.
  A member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, he was a student at IU-PU, Fort Wayne campus, where he was studying mechanical drafting. He also worked part time at Dolco in Decatur.
  He graduated last spring from Bellmont High School, where he played football for four years, and was a member of the "B" Club. He was also active in 4-H circles.
  Born in Decatur on Feb. 18, 1960, he was the son of Alan and Virginia Vetter-Miller, and they reside on route 3, Decatur.
  Survivors include one sister, LeAnn, at home, one brother, Matthew, at home, the grandmothers, Mrs. Zeffie Miller, Decatur; Mrs. Esther Vetter, Fort Wayne; the great-grandmother, Mrs. Mina Vetter, Arlington Heights, Ill.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXXVI, No. 301 Decatur, Wednesday, December 27, 1978   p. 1, col. 1, 2; p. 9, col. 4, 5.

2-Vehicle Collision North of Monroe Kills 2, Seriously Injures 2 Others
  Two Decatur area youths were killed and two others seriously injured in a grinding two-vehicle accident two miles north of Monroe at Adams County Rds. 200N and 200 E.
  Killed were Bradley Miller, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alan Miller of Decatur Route 3, who died of severe head injuries and Carla S. Mitchel, 22, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mitchel of Decatur Route 6, who also died of head injuries.
  Both had been taken to Fort Wayne's Lutheran Hospital after the accident.
  Injured in the crash were Sue Wies, 16, also a daughter of the Mitchels, who is listed in serious condition at Lutheran with head injuries, and Mark Grote, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Grote of Decatur Route 5, who suffered spinal and shoulder injuries and is listed in stable condition at Adams County Memorial Hospital in Decatur.
  The accident occurred as the Grote car entered the intersection of the Adams County roads and was struck by the Mitchel van.
  The Mitchel van, according to Adams County Sheriff's Police, had the right-of-way at the intersection and struck the Grote car in the right front.
  The two girls traveling in the van were rushed to the hospital in advanced life support ambulance. Grote was pinned in the wreckage until the arrival of the Monroe Rescue Squad, which quickly was able to extract him from the car.
  In addition to her parents, Miss Mitchell is survived by her three brothers and three sisters and grandparents.
  She is a graduate of Manchester College and was attending graduate school at Indiana University in Indianapolis.
  Calling will be at the Winteregg-Linn and Haggard Funeral Home in Decatur after 7 p.m. today. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren. Preferred memorials are to the church of Catholic Social Services for the Elderly.
  Miller was a student at IU-Purdue in Fort Wayne and worked part-time for Dolco Corp. in Decatur.
  In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, a sister and two grandmothers.
  Funeral services for Miller will be at the Zwick Funeral Home in Decatur Friday at 10:30 a.m. and at the Immanuel Lutheran Church at 11 a.m.
  Preferred memorials are to the church building fund.
  Friends may call at the funeral home today after 7 p.m.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XLIX No. 47   Wednesday, December 27, 1978   p. 3, col. 1.

[gravestone of Dessie and Ray Doty] 348. pd1403   DOTY Dessie 1893 - 1987 Ray C. 1896 - 1962
[upright polished rose colored granite on rose colored granite base]

Dessie Doty
  Adams County native Dessie Doty, 94, of North Manchester, died at 12:09 p.m. Saturday in Timbercrest Nursing Home in North Manchester.
  She was born in Kirkland Township on January 29, 1893 to Charles S. and Mary Barger-Bryan and married Ray C. Doty, who died in August, 1962. She lived in Fort Wayne and Florida prior to entering the nursing home in 1972. She was a housewife and a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Surviving are a brother, Lloyd Bryan of Fort Wayne, and a sister- in-law, Hope Bryan of route 2. Brothers Elmer and William Bryan and sister Velma Clowser are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held in Zwick-Boltz and Jahn Funeral Home, Rev. Norman Replogle officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Church cemetery. Visiting hours are 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. today. Preferred memorials are gifts to Timbercrest Nursing Home or the Pleasant Dale church.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXXV, NO. 175   Monday, July 27, 1987   p. 7, col. 4.

[gravestone of Hope and William Bryan] 349. pd1404   BRYAN Hope 1906 - 1995   William 1903 - 1968
[upright gray granite on gray granite base]

William V. Bryan dies unexpectedly   William V. Bryan, 65, of Decatur route 2, prominent Kirkland township resident, and a former outstanding high school basketball coach, died suddenly at 10:20 p.m. Thursday at Holgate, O., while on a business trip.
  Mr. Bryan retired from coaching and teaching in 1950, and had been associated with the Vernon Co. of Newton, Ia., on a part- time basis since 1941, and had devoted full time to the firm since 1950. He was divisional sales manager for the Vernon Co. at the time of his death.
  Born on the Bryan homestead in Kirkland township, Feb. 24, 1903 he was a son of Charles and Mary Barger-Bryan, and was married to Hope Byerly April 8, 1928.
  He graduated from the Kirkland high school in 1921, and from Manchester College in 1927.
  Mr. Bryan began his teaching and coaching career at Kirkland, winning one basketball sectional tourney. He was at Roanoke from 1933 to 1937, winning one sectional, then at Pierceton from 1937 to 1943, also winning one sectional tourney.
  He wound up his coaching career at Lancaster in Wells county from 1944 to 1950, winning two sectionals and two county tourney titles. His 1949-1950 team was highly regarded throughout the state.
  Mr. Bryan was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, which he served as a deacon and also on the ministerial board.
  Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Marilyn) Spensley of Erie, Pa.; one son, Edwin C. Bryan of Decatur route 2, a teacher and assistant coach at Adams Central; one brother, Lloyd Bryan of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Mrs. Lloyd (Velma) Clowser of Craigville, and Mrs. Dessie Doty of New Port Richey, Fla.; and seven grandchildren. One brother is deceased.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with Rev. Dolar Ritchey and Rev. Oliver Deering (sic) officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the Zwick funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday. The body will lie in state at the church from 9:30 a.m. Monday until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXVI NO. 206   Friday, August 30, 1968   p. 1, col. 5 & 6.

Rhea Hope Bryan, 89
  Rhea Hope Bryan, 89, resident of the Swiss Village in Berne, died Friday at 7:40 p.m. at Caylor-Nickel Hospital.
  Born in Adams County on Sept. 7, 1906, she was the daughter of Jesse S. and Jessie A. Early Byerly. She married William Vernon Bryan on April 17, 1928 in Lima, Ohio. He preceded her in death on Aug. 29, 1968.
  She was a homemaker and a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren. She was also a member of the Women's Fellowship, Country Friends and a deaconess of the Pleasant Dale Church.
  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Marilyn) Spensley of Erie, Pa.; one son, Edwin C. Bryan of Decatur; one sister, Faith Myers of St. Augustine, Fla.; and five grandchildren.
  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. today at Haggard & Armes Funeral Home in Decatur and from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. service on Tuesday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren. Dr. Wendell Bohrer will officiate the ceremony.
  Burial will be at the Pleasant Dale Cemetery in Decatur.
  Memorials to the Pleasant Dale Building Fund or the Care and Share Fund.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. 67 No. 34   Monday, December 11, 1995   p. 3, col. 2.

gap of 1 lot
350. pd1405   {Phillip Byerly GRANDSTAFF, on cemetery map, but no stone in 1998}

[gravestone of Rodney Roth] 351. pd1406   Rodney A ROTH June 3, 1959 Oct. 3, 1988 Gone But Not Forgotten
[gray granite slant with inscription facing east]
{Pat Arnold Roth son 1985, from cemetery map}

Rodney A. Roth
  Services for Rodney A. Roth, 29, Fort Recovery, O., a native of Decatur, were held this morning at Brockman's Funeral Home, Fort Recovery. Burial was in Pleasant Dale Cemetery in Adams County.
  Mr. Roth died Monday evening at his residence of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was a self-employed timber buyer and member of the Progressive Sportsman's Club, Fort Recovery. He had attended Mississinawa Valley High School in Darke County, O.
  He was born June 3, 1959, in Decatur, the son of Robert and Patricia Arnold-Roth, and was married in Fort Recovery on July 20, 1986, to Diane Rutschilling.
  Survivors include the wife; the parents, of Fort Recovery; six brothers, Arnold, Bradley, and Randy, all of Fort Recovery; Anthony, Rose Hill, O.; David, Union City; and Michael, Saratoga; the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Eleanor Lee, Fort Wayne; and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Noah Arnold, Fort Wayne. One brother, Mark, preceded him in death.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXXXVI, No. 236 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Thursday, October 6, 1988. p.2, col.1.

[gravestone of Velma and Lloyd Clowser] 352. pd1407   CLOWSER Velma R. 1890 - 1970 Lloyd E. 1889 - 1975
[upright red granite on red granite base]

Lloyd Clowser Dies; Rites Wednesday
  A resident of Craigville Route 1, Lloyd E. Clowser, 85, died at 2:55 p.m. Sunday at Meadowvale Care Center following complications due to a broken hip suffered six weeks ago.
  A retired farmer, he was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Born Nov. 27, 1889 in Wells County, he was a son of John W. and Ida Richey Clowser. His marria[g]e to Roseann Bryan, who died Dec. 10, 1970, took place in Wells County on June 13, 1910.
  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Pauline Baumgartner of Peterson, Mrs. Max (Evelyn) Newhard of Uniondale; a son, Paul Clowser of Craigville Route 1; a sister, Mrs. Marie Wynn of Decatur, nine grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
  Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Goodwin Memorial Chapel and until 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, at which time the body will be taken to the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren for services at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. J. Oliver Dearing officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XLV No. 108   Monday, March 10, 1975   p. 3, col. 3
Wife of Lloyd Clowser, 80, Dies
  Mrs. Velma R. Clowser, 80, wife of Lloyd Clowser of Craigville Route 1, died at 4:20 p.m. Thursday at Community Hospital following a six-week illness.
  Born in Adams County, Aug. 11, 1890, she was a daughter of Charles and Mary Barger Bryan. Her marriage to Mr. Clowser took place June 13, 1909 in Bluffton.
  She was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren and a lifelong resident of Wells County.
  Surviving, in addition to the husband, are two sons, Dwight of Fort Wayne and Paul of Craigville Route 1; two daughters, Mrs. Russell (Pauline) Baumgartner of Decatur Route 2 and Mrs. Kenneth (Evelyn) Newhard of Uniondale Route 1; a brother, Lloyd Bryan of Fort Wayne; a sister Dessie Doty of Fort Wayne, nine grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
  Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Thoma Funeral Home until noon Sunday when the body will be taken to the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren for services at 1:30 p.m.
  Rev. Oliver Dearing will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXXI No. 34     Friday, December 11, 1970   p. 1, col. 2

353. pd1408   {V. ZIMMERMAN, on cemetery map, but no stone in 1998}

[gravestone of Mary and Earl Fell] 354. pd1409   FELL Mary D. 1905 - 1980 Earl A. 1912 - 1961
[upright gray granite on gray granite base]

Earl A. Fell Dies After Long Illness
  Earl A. Fell, 48, of 511 Line street, died at 3 o'clock this morning at the Adams county memorial hospital following an illness of seven months.
  Mr. Fell moved to Decatur in 1956 from Monroe, and was an employe of the Adams county memorial hospital.
  He was born in Fostoria, O., Nov. 20, 1912, a son of Frederick and Myrtle Wildermood-Fell, and was married to Mary D. Leimenstoll April 26, 1936.
  Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Ralph E. Fell of Decatur, and Charles F. Fell of Berne; one sister, Mrs. Alva (Thelma) Railing of Union township; a half-brother, Paul Hindenlang of St. Mary's township; four stepbrothers, Burley and Emery Hindenlang both of Avilla, John Hindenlang of Washington township, and George Hindenlang of Decatur, and four step-sisters, Mrs. Fred Kryder, Mrs. Chancey Barlett and Mrs. Howard Cramer, all of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Sherman Zimmerman of Decatur.
  Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Zwick funeral home, the Rev. C. E. Lykins officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LIX No. 216.   Monday, May 29, 1961.   p. 1, col. 2.

Obituaries
(See back page)
Mary D. Fell
  Mary D. Fell, 75, of Decatur, died Friday evening in the Caylor-Nickel Hospital, Bluffton.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXVIII, NO. 34   Saturday, February 9, 1980   p. 1, col. 6.

Mary D. Fell
  Mrs. Mary D. Fell, 75, formerly of 511 Line St., died at 6:05 p.m. Friday at the Clinic Hospital in Bluffton.
  She was a patient for seven years at the Davis Nursing Home, Bluffton, and had been a patient at the hospital for about one hour. She had been in failing health.
  Mrs. Fell was a former employee of the Berne Nursing Home.
  Born in Wells County on Jan. 18, 1905, she was the daughter of Charles and Attaway Barton-Leimenstoll, and was married in 1936 to Earl Fell, who died May 29, 1961.
  Survivors include two sons, Charles, Berne; and Ralph Fell, Decatur; one sister, Mrs. Ralph (Mildred) Straw, route 1, Craigvile; a brother, Rev. Walter Leimenstoll, Kokomo; and two granddaughters. Four sisters and two brothers are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Zwick Funeral Home, with Rev. Arnold L. Quinton officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery and friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
  Preferred memorials are to the Craigville Evangelistic Church.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXVIII, NO. 34   Saturday, February 9, 1980   p. 10A, col. 1 & 2.

Wells Native, Mrs. Earl Fell Dies Suddenly
  Native of Wells County and a sister of Mrs. Ralph (Mildred) Straw of Craigville Route 1, Mrs. Earl (Mary D.) Fell, 75, a former resident of Decatur, died at 6:05 p.m. Friday at Clinic Hospital, where she had been a patient only a few hours. Death has been attributed to a possible heart attack.
  Mrs. Fell had been a resident the past seven years at Davis Nursing Home in Bluffton.
  Born Jan. 18, 1905 in Wells County, she was a daughter of Charles and Attaway Barton Leimenstoll. Her marriage to Earl Fell, who died May 29, 1961, took place in 1936.
  In addition to the sister, she is survived by two sons, Charles Fell of Berne and Ralph Fell of Decatur; a brother, Rev. Walter Leimenstoll of Kokomo, and two granddaughters.
  Calling after 7 p.m. today will be at the Zwick Funeral Home in Decatur with services there at 1:30 p.m. Monday in charge of Rev. Arnold L. Quinton. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Preferred form of memorial is a contribution to the Craigville Evangelical Church.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. L No. 84   Saturday, February 9, 1980   p. 3, col. 3.

[gravestone of Mae and Gregg Zimmerman] 355. pd1410   ZIMMERMAN Mother Mae 1933 - 1957 Father Gregg 1921 - ____
[upright red granite on concrete footing]
Gregg Zimmerman
  Gregg Zimmerman, 74, Lubbock, Texas, a native of Decatur, died December 4 in Lubbock. He was an employee of the City of Decatur for some 20 years.
  Among survivors are his wife, Helen; three sons; two daughters, including Donna Money, Wilshire, Ohio; three brothers, including Walter Zimmerman, Decatur, and Avon Zimmerman, Monroe; and four sisters, including Eileen Rice and Phyllis Fairchild, both of Decatur.
  Graveside funeral services were held this morning at Resthaven Memorial Park, Lubbock.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XCIV, No. 6 Monday, January 8, 1996. p.2, col.1.
Decatur Lady Found Dead Last Evening
Mae Zimmerman Is Found Dead At Home
  Mrs. Mae Zimmerman, 24, wife of Gregg Zimmerman, died about noon Tuesday at her home 1723 West Madison street. Cause of death has not been determined, pending reports from an autopsy.
  She was found dead late last evening by her husband when he returned home from work. She was lying on a davenport.
  She was born in Rome, Ga., July 3, 1933, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lipscomb, and was married to Gregg Zimmerman in 1952.
  Mrs. Zimmerman was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Surviving in addition to her husband are two children, Donna, 4, and Kenneth, 16 months; her father, Robert Lipscomb of Rome, Ga., and the following brothers and sisters, Eugene, George, Robert, Christine, Josephine and Evangeline, all of Rome, Ga.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Black funeral home and at 2 p.m. at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, the Rev. John Mishler officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Thursday until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LV. No. 256. Decatur, Indiana, Wednesday, October 30, 1957 p.1, col.6

[gravestone of A. Leo Hoffman] 356. pd1411   A. Leo HOFFMAN Oct. 17, 1914 Jun 17, 1999
[gray granite slant on gray granite base (identical to Bernita's) on same concrete footing as Bernita's]

Arden L. 'Leo' Hoffman, 84
  Arden L. "Leo" Hoffman, 84, of Preble died at 12:25 p.m. Thursday at Adams County Hospital in Decatur.
  He retired in 1977 from the General Electric Co. He was a member of the GE Quarter Century Club, fireman for the Preble Volunteer Fire Department, member of Country Friends and former member of Beulah Chapel United Methodist Church.
  He was born Oct. 17, 1914 in Adams County to Andrew M. and Pearl P. Leimenstoll Hoffman.
  Surviving are two sisters, Bernita L. Bash and Miriam M. Hoffman, both of Preble, and several nieces and nephews. Two brothers, Oscar and Donald, and two sisters, Dorothy Hoffman and Gertrude Hoffman, preceded him in death.
  Services at 11 a.m. Saturday will be at Haggard & Sefton Funeral Home in Decatur with Rev. Raymond Scribner officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery at Decatur.
  Hours of visitation at the funeral home are today from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday for one hour prior to services.
The News-Banner   Vol. 70 No. 193   Friday, June 18, 1999   p. 3, col. 1.

[gravestone of Bernita L. Bash] 357. pd1412   Bernita L. BASH May 26, 1912 ____
[gray granite slant on gray granite base (identical to A. Leo's) on same concrete footing as Leo's]

Bernita L. Bash
  Bernita L. Bash, 89, Berne, a former Preble resident, died at 4:45 a.m. Saturday in Chalet Village.
  She was born on May 26, 1912 in Adams County to Andrew M. and Pearl O. Limenstoll Hoffman.
  She retired in 1973 from Jay Garment Co. at Portland and was a former member of Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church. She was also in the Kirkland Ladies Club and was a leader of Girl Scouts and 4-H participants for many years.
  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Brian (Shirley) Gullett of Parker City and Mrs. Clifford (Lois) Norman of Portland; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
  Three brothers and three sisters are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur, with burial in Pleasant Dale Cemetery, rural Decatur.
  Visiting hours are until 8 p.m. today.
The Decatur Daily Democrat VOL. XCIX, NO. 273   Monday, November 19, 2001   p. 2A, col. 1.

[gravestone of Pearl and A. Milton Hoffman] 358. pd1413   HOFFMAN Pearl P. 1888 - 1980 A. Milton 1887 - 1963
[upright gray granite on gray granite base]

Andrew Hoffman Of Preble Dies
  Andrew Milton Hoffman, 76, died at 4:20 p.m. Saturday at his home in Preble after an illness of 3 1/2 years. He had been critically ill the past week.
  A native of Adams County, he was born March 13, 1887 to Lewis and Doris Ernst Hoffman. His marriage to Pearl Leimenstoll, who survives, took place July 31, 1905.
  Mr. Hoffman had retired after working 46 years for the Buckeye Pipeline Co. and three years for the Adams County Highway Department. He was a member of the Pleasant Valley Methodist Church.
  Surviving, in addition to the wife, are four daughters, Mrs. Bernita Bash of Portland and Dorothy, Gertrude and Miriam Hoffman, all of Fort Wayne; three sons, Oscar (Pete) of Craigville, Donald of Marion and Leo of Preble; a sister, Mrs. Charles (Esther) Williams of Hoagland; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
  Friends may call at the Winteregg-Linn Funeral Home at Decatur, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Rev. Evan Bergwall will officiate and burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXIII No. 209   Monday, July 8, 1963   p. 3, col. 5.

Preble Woman, Mrs. Hoffman Dies; Rites Wednesday
  Mother of Oscar (Pete) Hoffman of Craigville Route 1 and a resident of Preble, Mrs. Andrew (Pearl) Hoffman, 92, died at 5:33 p.m. Sunday in Decatur Hospital where she had been a patient one week.
  A member of the Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, Mrs. Hoffman was born Oct. 13, 1888 in Adams County to Rinehard and Rachel Martin Leimenstoll. Her marriage to Andrew M. Hoffman, who died in 1963, took place July 31, 1905.
  Surviving, in addition to the son, are three daughters, Miss Gertrude Hoffman and Mrs. Bernita Bash, both of Preble, Miss Miriam Hoffman of Fort Wayne; another son, Leo Hoffman of Preble, five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
  Calling after 2 p.m. Tuesday will be at the Winteregg-Linn and Haggard Funeral Home in Decatur with services there at 11 a.m. Wednesday in charge of Rev. Edison Reynolds. Burial will be in the Pleasant Valley Church Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LI No. 37   Monday, December 15, 1980   p. 3, col. 1.

[gravestone of Dorothy L. Hoffman] 359. pd1414   Dorothy L. HOFFMAN 1905 - 1972
[gray granite slant on gray granite base]

Miss Hoffman Dies; Friday Rites Set
  A retired restaurant employe, Miss Dorothy L. Hoffman, 67, of Preble died at 6:45 a.m. today at Decatur Hospital, where she had been a patient four days.
  Born Sept. 22, 1905 in Adams County, she was a daughter of the late Andrew M. Hoffman and Mrs. Pearl P. Leimenstoll Hoffman, with whom she made her home in Preble.
  Miss Hoffman was a member of the Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church near Preble.
  Surviving, in addition to the mother, are three sisters, Miss Gertrude L. Hoffman of Preble, Mrs. Bernita L. Bash of Portland and Miss Miriam M. Hoffman of Fort Wayne, and three brothers, Oscar W. (Pete) Hoffman of Craigville Route 1, Leo Hoffman of Preble and R. D. Hoffman of Marion.
  Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday at the Winteregg- Linn Funeral Home in Decatur, where services will be at 2 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXXIII No. 41   Tuesday, December 19, 1972   p. 3, col. 1.

[gravestone of Gertrude L. Hoffman] 360. pd1415   Gertrude L. HOFFMAN Oct. 6, 1909 - Nov. 16, 1994
[gray granite slant identical with Miriam's on gray granite base sharing common concrete footing with Miriam]

Gertrude L. Hoffman
  Gertrude L. Hoffman, 85, Bluffton, a native of Adams County, died at 12:25 p.m. Wednesday in Community Care Center, Bluffton.
  She was a cook at Fortmyer's Truck Stop and Dick's Diner, both in Fort Wayne, and a former member of Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church in Wells County.
  She was born in Adams County on October 6, 1909 to Andrew M. and Pearl P. Leimenstoll Hoffman. Surviving are a brother, Leo Hoffman, Preble, and two sisters, Bernita Rash (sic) and Miriam Hoffman, both of Preble. Deceased are two brothers, Oscar "Pete" Hoffman and Donald Hoffman, and a sister, Dorothy Hoffman.
  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Haggard and Armes Funeral Home, Decatur, with burial in Pleasant Dale Cemetery, rural Decatur. Visiting hours are 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. Preferred memorials are to Bluffton's Community Care Center.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. XCII, NO. 271   Thursday, November 17, 1994   p. 2, col. 1.

Obituary
Gertrude L. Hoffman, 85
  Gertrude L. Hoffman, 85, died at 12:25 p.m. Wednesday at Community Care Center.
  Born Oct. 6, 1909 in Adams County, she was a daughter of Andrew Milton and Pearl P. Leimenstoll Hoffman. She was a cook at Fort Myers Truck Stop and Dick's Diner in Fort Wayne. She was a former member of Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church.
  Surviving are a brother, Leo Hoffman of Preble; and two sisters, Bernita Bash and Miriam Hoffman, both of Preble.
  Rites will be officiated by Rev. James Eshelman and Rev. Dan Eckelbarger at 2 p.m. Saturday at Haggard & Armes Funeral Home, Decatur, with calling from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
  Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Memorials to Community Care Center.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. 66 No. 15   Thursday, November 17, 1994   p. 3, col. 1.

[gravestone of Miriam M. Hoffman] 361. pd1416   Miriam M. HOFFMAN Mar. 16, 1921 Oct. 3, 2000
[gray granite slant on gray granite base sharing common concrete footing with Gertrude]

Miriam M. Hoffman
  Miriam M. Hoffman, 79, Preble, died at 4:30 a.m. today in Parkview Hospital at Fort Wayne.
  She was born on March 16, 1921 in Preble to Andrew M. and Pearl P. Leimenstoll Hoffman.
  She was a A/P coordinator at Parkview Hospital and a member of Salem United Church of Christ, rural Decatur, and its Christian Womens Club. She also was a member of the Lupus Foundation of America.
  Surviving is a sister, Bernita Bash of Berne.
  Deceased are two sisters; several nieces and nephews; and three brothers; Donald, Oscar, and Arden Hoffman.
  Funeral sevices will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur, with burial in Pleasant Dale Cemetery, rural Decatur.
  Visiting hours are 2-8 p.m. Wednesday.
  Preferred memorials are to the church or to the Adams County Home Health Care program.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL.: XCVIII NO: 234   Tuesday, October 3, 2000   p. 2A, col. 1.

Miriam M. Hoffman, 79
  Miriam M. Hoffman, 79, of Preble, died at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
  She was retired from the position of A/P coordinator at Parkview Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Salem United Church of Christ, Christian Women's Club and Lupus Foundation of America.
  She was born at Preble March 16, 1921 to Andrew M. and Pearl P. Leimenstoll Hoffman.
  Surviving is a sister, Bernita Bash of Berne. Three brothers and two preceded her in death.
  Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Haggard & Sefton Funeral Home in Decatur with Rev. Ray Scribner officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery at Decatur.
  Visitation hours at the funeral home are today from 2 to 8 p.m.
  Memorials to the Salem United Church of Christ or to Adams County Home Health Care.
Bluffton, Indiana: The News-Banner   Vol. 71 No. 286   Wednesday, October 4, 2000   p. 3, col. 1.

[gravestone of Cleo and Richard Arnold] 362. pd1417   ARNOLD Cleo V. 1912 - 1969 Richard L. 1910 - 1975
[upright red granite on red granite base]

Mrs. Cleo Arnold dies this morning
  Mrs. Cleo V. Arnold, 56, wife of Richard Arnold of Decatur route 2, died at 8:17 a.m. today at Parkview memorial hospital, Fort Wayne, where she had been a patient one week following a cerebral hemmorhage.
  She was a lifelong resident of Adams county and was born in Preble Dec. 25, 1912, a daughter of Albert and Rosie Fuhrman-Werling. She was married to Richard Arnold in 1934.
  Mrs. Arnold, a former deputy county clerk, was a member of the Eta Tau Sigma sorority. Active in bowling circles, she was president of the Thursday afternoon Coffee women's bowling league.
  Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Marilyn) Rowdon of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Ronald (Dian) Maines of New Haven; a son, David Lee Arnold, at home; four sisters, Mrs. Orval (Pearl) Sparr of Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. Ireta Lichtenstiger of Decatur, Mrs. Glen (Florence) Baumgartner of Decatur, and Mrs. Harry (Iverna) Cook of Findlay, O.; and eight grandchildren. Five brothers are deceased.
  Funeral rites will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Winteregg-Linn funeral home, with Rev. Oliver Dearing officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXVII No. 296 Decatur, Indiana 46733 Wednesday, December 17, 1969. p.1, col.4.

Obituaries
Richard L. Arnold
Richard L. Arnold, 65, route 2, Decatur, died at 10:02 p.m. Saturday at the Adams County Memorial Hospital.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXXIII, No. 229 Decatur, Indiana Monday, September 29, 1975. p.1, col.6. Obituaries
Richard L. Arnold
  Richard L. Arnold, 65, route 2, Decatur, a retired farmer, died suddenly at 10:02 p.m. Saturday at the Adams County Memorial Hospital after suffering a heart attack.
  He was a member of the Methodist Church and the Moose Lodge in Decatur.
  He was the son of Edward L. and Eliza Johnston-Arnold and was a lifelong resident of Adams County.
  He was married in 1934 to Cleo Werling, who died in 1969, and on November 29, 1972, he married Gladys Darr, who survives.
  Other survivors include one son, David L., Fort Wayne; two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Marilyn) Rowdon, Fort Wayne and Mrs. Ronald (Dian) Maines, New Haven; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Stuart (Judity) Crabill, New Haven, and Mrs. Jerry (Cheryl) Kelsey, Willshire, O.; one stepson, James Darr, Fort Wayne; two brothers, Lowell, Fort Wayne; Paul, route 2, Decatur; 11 grandchildren and five step-grandchildren.
  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral home, with Rev. Oliver P. Dearing officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today, and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Preferred memorials are to the Vera Cruz Opportunity School.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXXIII, No. 229   Monday, September 29, 1975.   p. 5, col. 5.

gap of 2 lots

[gravestone of Evelyn and George Yaney] 363. pd1418   YANEY Evelyn C. 1907 - ____ George W. 1901- 1993
[upright gray granite on gray granite base]

George W. Yaney
  George W. Yaney, 92, North Manchester, a native of Adams County, died Sunday in Wabash County Hospital, Wabash.
  His wife, [was] Evelyn Miller, who died in 1936. Among survivors are two sons. Four brothers and five sisters are deceased.
  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel at Timbercrest Retirement Community, North Manchester, with burial in Pleasant Dale Cemetery, Adams County. Visiting hours will be from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday in the Timbercrest chapel.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XCI, No. 298 Monday, December 20, 1993. p.2, col.2.

George W. Yaney, 92
  George W. Yaney, 92, died at 4:47 a.m. Sunday at Wabash County Hospital. He formerly resided at Timbercrest Retirement Community.
  Born Feb. 22, 1901 in Adams County, he was a son of I.F. and Dora Macy Yaney. His marriage Nov. 16, 1936 was to the former Evelyn Miller, who survives.
  Mr. Yaney was the founder and former owner of Fort Wayne Tiling Co. He was a member of the Lincolnshire Church of the Brethren, Peru Lions Club and Foster Park Lions Club.
  Surviving, in addition to the wife, are two sons, Donald L. Yaney of Columbia, Md., and David A. Yaney of Joliet, Ill.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
  Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Timbercrest Chapel, where rites will be officiated by Rev. Jerry Peterson and Rev. Glenn Mulligan at 11 a.m. Burial will take place in Pleasant Dale Cemetery, Decatur.
  Memorials may be made to the donor's preferred charity.
  Arrangements are by DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary, North Manchester.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. 65 No. 30   Monday, December 20, 1993   p. 3, col. 4 & 5.

[gravestone of Charles A. Yager] 364. pd1419   Charles A YAGER 1907 - 1983
[small gray granite slant identical and sharing common concrete footing with Esther's]

Charles Yager
  Charles Yager, 75, a former resident of Adams County, died at 11:37 p.m. Wednesday in St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud, Fla.
  He had been a draftsman for the Fort Wayne General Electric Co. and Franklin Electric Co. in Bluffton.
  Mr. Yager was born in Kirkland Township June 24, 1907, the son of William and Lucinda Hocker-Yager, and was married Aug. 26, 1967, to Olive Gale, who survives.
  His first wife, the former Esther Baumgartner, died in October of 1966.
  Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Gregory (Mary) Cooper, Tucson, Ariz., and Mrs. John (Darlene) Zuperko, Flint, Mich.; one son, Richard, Coldwater, Mich.; two brothers, Samuel H., Route 2, Berne, and Kenneth Yager, Fort Wayne; one sister, Mrs. Herman (Rachael) Sautbine, Hernando, Fla.; 14 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, St. Cloud, Fla., and the Masonic Lodge in Owosso, Mich., and the Easter[n] Star, also in Owosso, where he lived at one time.
  Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Yager Funeral Home, Berne, with Rev. Larry Edward officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Monday.
  Memorials are to the Building Fund of the First United Methodist Church of St. Cloud, Fla.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXXXI, No 35   Friday, February 11, 1983   p. 5, col. 4 & 5

Deaths
Charles Yager, 75, Former Franklin Employee, Dies
  Former Franklin Electric Co. employee, Charles Yager, 75, of St. Cloud, Fla., who suffered a heart attack Dec. 1, died at 11:37 p.m. Wednesday in St. Cloud Hospital where he had been a patient the past week.
  The former Franklin Electric worker, had also been an employee of the General Electric Co. in Fort Wayne, retired in 1967 from Universal in Owosso, Mich.
  A member of the First United Methodist Church in St. Cloud, Mr. Yager was also a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star in Owosso.
  Born June 24, 1907 in Adams County, he was a son of William and Lucinda Hocker Yager. His marriage to Olive Gale, who survives, took place Aug. 26, 1967.
  In addition to the wife, he is survived by a son, Richard Yager of Coldwater, Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. Gregory (Mary) Cooper of Tucson, Ariz., and Mrs. John (Darlene) Zupko of Flint, Mich.; two brothers, Samuel H. Yager of Berne Route 2 and Kenneth Yager of Fort Wayne; a sister, Mrs. Herman (Rachel) Sautbine of Hernando, Fla., 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
  After 2 p.m. Monday friends will be received at the Yager Funeral Home in Berne. Services there at 2 p.m. Tuesday will be in charge of Rev. Larry Edwards and burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery in Adams County.
  Memorials have been designated to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LIII No. 86   Friday, February 11, 1983   p. 3, col. 1.

[gravestone of Esther L. Yager] 365. pd1420   Esther L. YAGER 1907 - 1966
[small gray granite slant identical and sharing common concrete footing with Charles]
Mrs. Esther Yager dies in Michigan
  Mrs. Esther Yager, 59, of 822 S. Cedar street, Owosso, Mich., a native of Adams county, died Monday afternoon at the Owosso memorial hospital. She had been ill of cancer for some time and hospitalized only three days.
  Born in Adams county July 3, 1907, she was a daughter of Joseph and Viola Bitler-Baumgartner, and was married July 7, 1928, in Covington, Ky., to Charles A. Yager. They have resided in Owosso since 1952.
  Mrs. Yager was a member of the First Methodist church in Owosso, the Mr. and Mrs. Class of the church, and Abigail chapter 206, Order of Eastern Star.
  Surviving in addition to her husband are one son, Richard E. Yager of Bluffton; two daughters, Mrs. John (Darlene) Zupko of Flint, Mich.; and Mrs. Charles (Mary) Atkinson of Birmingham, Mich.; 13 grandchildren; four brothers, Russell and Roy Baumgartner, both of Decatur, Glen Baumgartner of North Manchester of Lansdale, Pa.; and two sisters, Mrs. John (Anna) Rodisch and Mrs. Merle (Alice) Burkhead, both of Monroe.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Jennins-Lyons chapel in Owosso, and at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, west of Decatur. Dr. Don A. Morris will officiate, and burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXIV NO. 234   Wednesday, October 5, 1966   p. 1, col. 8.

[gravestone of Naomi and William Griffiths] 366. pd1421   GRIFFITHS Naomi M. 1907 - 1986 William G. 1907 - 1967
[upright gray granite on gray granite base]
{Naomi and William were Adams Central school teachers.}

Mrs. William Griffiths Dies; Wells Native; Retired Teacher
  Retired school teacher and native of Wells County, Mrs. William (Naomi M.) Griffiths, 78, of Decatur Route 2 died at 12:07 a.m. Sunday in Decatur hospital following an extended illness.
  Mrs. Griffiths, who retired in 1969, was a teacher for 31 years, during which time she filled posts in the Petroleum and Poplar Grove Schools.
  A member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren and its Women's Fellowship, she was a former 4-H club leader and a member of the Kirkland Home Economics Club.
  Born Oct. 28, 1907, in Wells County, she was a daughter of George and Verna Schooley Deeren. Her marriage to William G. Griffiths, who died in 1967, took place Jan. 6, 1935.
  Surviving are two sons, Nolan Griffiths and Keith Griffiths, both of Decatur Route 2; two daughters, Mrs. Bobby (Margaret) Robbinson of Route 1 Rockford, Ohio, Mrs. Marvin (Evelyn) Zurcher, of Berne, 11 grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and five great- grandchildren.
  From 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday friends may be received at the Winteregg, Linn and Haggard Funeral Home in Decatur.
  At 10 a.m. Wednesday the body will be taken to the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren for services at 11 a.m. in charge of Rev. Norman Riplogle (sic). Burial will be in the church cemetery.
  Preferred are memorials to the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren building fund.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LVI No. 84   Monday, February 10, 1986   p. 3, col. 1.

[gravestone of Joseph D. Killinger] 367. pd1422   Joseph D KILLINGER Cpl US Army World War II 1905 - 1976
[brass plate in concrete footing with U.S. flag in 1941 1945 holder]

Joseph D. Killinger
  Joseph D. Killinger, 71, formerly of Poe, died at 10:40 a.m. Monday at the V.A. Hospital in Indianapolis where he had been a patient for two weeks.
  Born in April 5, 1905, in Altoona, Pennsylvania, to Jeremia (sic) and Loretta Cree-Killinger, he was married on October 4, 1945, to Elva A. Roth.
  Survivors include seven step-children, Gareid Roth, of Rockford, Ohio; Lloyd Roth, of Albion; Floyd Roth, of Monroe; Dwight Roth, of route 1, Decatur; Kenneth Roth, of Decatur; Mrs. Walter (Verra) Zimmerman, of route 2, Decatur, and Mrs. Earl (Donna) Habegger, of Berne; 23 step- grandchildren; 38 step-great-grandchildren; and one step- great-great-grandchild.
  Mr. Killinger was an auto mechanic with DeHaven Chevrolet and was a member of the Poe United Methodist Church, the Decatur Moose Lodge, and the American Legion. He was a veteran of World War II.
  Funeral services will be conducted at the Zwick Funeral Home at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, with Rev. Marvin Anderson officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery and graveside services will be conducted by the American Legion.
  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday and preferred memorials are to the Heart Fund.
  Moose services will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXIV, NO. 223   Tuesday, September 21, 1976   p. 12, col. 5.

white painted concrete urn with flowers

[gravestone of Elva A. Killinger] 368. pd1423   Elva A. KILLINGER 1894 - 1973
[red granite block on concrete footing]

Elva A. Killinger, organizer of blood donor program, dies
  Mrs. Elva A. (Barger) Killinger, 79, of Poe, organizer of the blood donor program of the American Red Cross in Adams county back in 1941 died at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday at the Adams county memorial hospital. She had been in failing health three years and hospitalized three weeks.
  She was a member of the Poe Methodist church, UMW of the church and the Women of the Moose. She was a graduate of the Chicago school of nursing.
  Born in Fort Wayne on May 2, 1894, she was the daughter of Jacob and Verda Shimer-Barger, and was married on Oct. 4, 1945, to Joseph D. Killinger.
  Surviving are the husband; eight children, Gareld Roth of Rockford, O.; Lloyd Roth, route 2, Albion; Floyd Roth, Monroe; Richard Roth, Willshire, O.; Dwight Roth, route 1, Kenneth Roth, Poe; Mrs. Walter (Verrea) Zimmerman, route 2; Mrs. Earl (Donna) Habegger, Berne; one sister, Mrs. Truman (Lela) Bell, route 4, Fort Wayne; two brothers, Herman Barger, Bluffton; Harold Barger, route 2; 25 grandchildren and 34 great- grandchildren. One sister preceded her in death.
  Funeral services will be held at 9:30 Saturday at the Zwick funeral home, with Rev. Roscoe Pheneger officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. tonight. Women of the Moose services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXI NO. 128.   Thursday, May 31, 1973   p. 1, col. 1.

Herman Barger's Sister, 79, Dies
  Mrs. Elva A. Killinger, 79, of Poe, a sister of Herman Barger, 122 East Central Ave., died at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday in Decatur Hospital.
  A graduate of Chicago School of Nursing, Mrs. Killinger organized the blood donor program of the American Red Cross in Adams County.
  She was a member of Poe United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women and Women of the Moose.
  Also surviving are her husband, Joseph; six sons, Gareld Roth of Rockford, O., Lloyd Roth of Albion, Floyd Roth of Monroe, Richard Roth of Wilshire, O., Dwight Roth of Decatur and Kenneth Roth of Poe; two daughters, Mrs. Walter Zimmerman of Decatur and Mrs. Earl Habegger of Berne, and another brother, Harold Barger of Decatur.
  Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Zwick Funeral Home in Decatur, where services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Women of the Moose services will be at 7 p.m. Friday.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXXIII No. 178   Thursday, May 31, 1973   p. 3, col. 1.

[gravestone of Kenneth E. Roth] 369. pd1424   Kenneth E ROTH 1928 - 1980
[red granite block on concrete footing]

Obituaries
Kenneth E. Roth
  Kenneth E. Roth, 52, a retired Bowers Brothers Farm Drainage & Engineering Co. employee, died Sunday evening at his residence on Rt. 4, Decatur. He was found dead about noon on Monday; death followed an extended illness.
  He resided in Allen County for 32 years, the last six in Adams County.
  Born in Kirkland Township on April 22, 1928, he was the son of Albert and Elva Barger-Roth, and was never married.
  Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Walter (Verrea) Zimmerman, Rt. 2, Decatur; Mrs. Earl (Donna) Habegger, Berne; three brothers, Floyd M. Roth, Monroe; Lloyd Roth, Rt. 2, Albion; Dwight Roth, Rt. 1, Decatur; three brothers preceded him in death.
  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral Home, with Rev. Frederick H. Bunts officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXVIII, NO. 261   Tuesday, November 4, 1980   p. 2A, col. 1.

[gravestone of Mary and Roy Heller] 370. pd1425   HELLER Mary E 1889 - 1974 Roy E. 1887 - 1984
[upright red granite in red granite base sharing footing with C. Alfred's]

Roy E. Heller
  Roy E. Heller, 97, route 2, Decatur, Kirkland Township farmer who lived in the same house for 90 years, and a former state highway department employee, died at 5:10 p.m. Thursday in the Decatur Community Care Center, where he was a patient four years.
  He was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Born in Root Township on May 22, 1887, he was the son of Rev. Jacob and Mary Angeline Elzey-Heller, and was married Feb. 3, 1907, to Louisa A. Scherry, she died Feb. 13(or 18?), 1909. He later married Mary Melching Nov. 24, 1910, she died Nov. 23, 1974.
  Survivors include a son, Theodore Heller, route 2, Decatur; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren;p two step-great-great-grandchildren; one stepgrandchild; and six step-greatgrandchildren. One stepson, Alfred Heller, three sisters and two brothers are deceased.
  Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Zwick, Boltz & Jahn Funeral Home, with Rev. Norman Replogle officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today. Memorials are to the Pleasant Dale Church.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXXII, NO. 257   Friday, October 19, 1984   p. 2, col. 2 & 3.

Local woman dies Saturday at hospital
  Mrs. Mary Heller, 85, of route 4, died at 7:40 p.m. Saturday at the Adams county memorial hospital. She has been in failing health for the past two years.
  She was a member of the Christian Church at Craigville.
  Born in Wells county on Sept. 21, 1889, she was the daughter of Daniel and Lydia Johns-Melching, and was married Nov. 24, 1910 to Roy E. Heller, who survives. They would have celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary on Sunday.
  Other survivors include a son, Theodore of route 2, Decatur; three grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. A son, Alfred, two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.
  Funeral services are scheduled at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Zwick funeral home, with the Rev. Oliver Dearing officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXII NO. 278.   Monday, November 25, 1974   p. 1, col. 1.

[gravestone of C. Alfred Heller] 371. pd1426   C. Alfred HELLER July 24, 1907 Dec 25, 1971
[red granite block sharing footing with Mary's]

Alfred Heller, 64, dies at hospital
  C. Alfred Heller, 64, of Monroe route 1, retired civil service employe, died at 8:25 a.m. Saturday at the Adams county memorial hospital, after an illness of only a few hours.
  Born in Lancaster township, Wells county July 24, 1907, he was married to Juanita Blackburn March 17, 1933.
  He graduated from Kirkland high school in 1926, and joined the U.S. Navy in 1927, serving for eight years. he was a civil service employe at the Naval Air Base at Alameda, Calif., from 1940 until retiring in 1964. He had lived in the Decatur and Monroe area since retirement.
  Mr. Heller was a member of the Scottish Rite at New Bern, N.C., Masonic Lodge Eucalyptus 243, Hayward, Calif.; and the national association of retired civil service employes.
  Surviving are his wife; one son, Charles A. (Jack) Heller of Carson City, Nev.; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy E. Heller of Decatur route 2; and six grandchildren.
  Funeral rites will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Zwick funeral home, with Rev. J. Oliver Dearing officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today until time of the services. Masonic services will be held at 9 p.m. today.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXIX NO. 303.   Monday, December 27, 1971   p. 1, col. 4.

HELLER RITES TUESDAY
  Services for C. Alfred Heller, 64, of Monroe Route 1, who died at 8:25 a.m. Saturday at Decatur Hospital after being ill only a few hours, will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Zwick Funeral Home. Surviving are the wife, Juanita; a son, Jack of Carson City, Nev.; six grandchildren and a brother, Theodore of Decatur Route 2.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXXII No. 47   Monday, December 27, 1971   p. 7, col. 4.

[gravestone of Merle E. Burkhead] 372. pd1427   Dad Merle E. BURKHEAD 1910 - 1982
[black granite slant on black granite base]
Merle E. Burkhead
  Merle E. Burkhead, 71, 1109 Bollman St., apartment 32, Village Green, a retired Automatic Sprinkler Co. employee with 12 years of service, was dead on arrival at 9:30 p.m. Friday at the Adams County Memorial Hospital.
  He was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren and the Moose Lodge.
  Born in Decatur Nov. 24, 1910, he was the son of John and Blanche Steele-Burkhead.
  Survivors include two sons, Joe E. Burkhead, Route 1, Monroe; David Smith, Route 1, Monroe; two daughters, Mrs. Vickie J. Meyer, Decatur; Mrs. Paul (Dixie J.) Sparks, Route 1, Garrett; two sisters, Mrs. Nile (Mabel) Butler, Route 8, Decatur; Mrs. Clifford (Mary) Norman, Decatur; a brother, Herman Burkhead, Decatur; and 12 grandchildren. Two sisters, Goldie and Anna, preceded him in death.
  Services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with Rev. Raymond Eller officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery. Friends may call at the Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Sunday. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the services at the church. Memorials are to the Pleasant Dale Scholarship Fund.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXXX, No. 232 Decatur, Indiana, 46733 Saturday, October 2, 1982 p.7, col.1&2

Merle Burkhead, 71, Dies; Retired Monroe Shop Worker
  A retired worker at the Automatic Sprinkler Co. in Monroe, Merle E. Burkhead, 71, of Decatur was dead on arrival at 9:30 p.m. Friday at Decatur Hospital.
  A Decatur native born Nov. 24, 1910, he was a son of John and Blanche Steele Burkhead.
  Mr. Burkhead was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren and the Moose Lodge.
  Surviving are two sons, Joe E. Burkhead and David Smith, both of Monroe Route 1; two daughters, Mrs. Vickie J. Meyer of Decatur and Mrs. Paul (Dixie) J. Sparks of Garrett Route 1; two sisters, Mrs. Nile (Mabel) Butler of Decatur Route 8 and Mrs. Clifford (Mary) Norman of Decatur; one brother, Herman Burkhead of Decatur, and 12 grandchildren.
  Services at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Rev. Raymond Wller officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Calling will be after 2 p.m. Sunday at the Winteregg- Linn-Haggard Funeral Home in Decatur and at the church one hour prior to the time of services.
  Preferred memorials are gifts to the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren's scholarship fund.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LII No. 282   Saturday, October 2, 1982   p. 3, col. 1.

[gravestone of Pauline and Russell Baumgartner] 373. pd1428   BAUMGARTNER Pauline A. 1913 ___ Russell L. 1909 - 1971
[upright gray granite on gray granite base]
R. L. Baumgartner Dies; Rites Monday
  Russell L. Baumgartner, 62, of Decatur Route 2, father of Kenneth L. Baumgartner of Bluffton, died at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Parkview Hospital, where he had been a patient five weeks.
  Born March 9, 1909 in Adams County, he was a son of Joe and Viola Beitler Baumgartner. His marriage to Pauline Clauser, who survives, took place Aug. 13, 1931.
  A member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, Mr. Baumgartner was a 33-year employe (sic) at Central Soya in Decatur.
  Surviving, in addition to the wife and son, are another son, Richard L. of Decatur Route 3; a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Diana) Gase of Fort Wayne; two sisters, Mrs. John (Anna) Rodish (sic) of Berne Route 1 and Mrs. Paul (Alice) McGough of Willshire, O.; three brothers, Don H. of Lansdale, Pa., Glen J. of Decatur and Roy W. of Monroe, and nine grandchildren.
  Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Winteregg-Linn Funeral Home in Decatur and until 11 a.m. Monday. Calling at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren will be from noon Monday until time for service at 2 p.m. in charge of Rev. Oliver Dearing. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXXII No. 23   Saturday, November 27, 1971   p. 3, col. 5.

Pauline A. Baumgartner, 86
  Pauline A. Baumgartner, 86, of rural Decatur, died at 10:53 a.m. Sunday at Adams County Memorial Hospital in Decatur.
  She retired in 1987 from Wayne Novelty in Decatur.
  Mrs. Baumgartner was a member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, its Women's Fellowship, and the Kirkland Ladies Club.
  She was born in Wells County Dec. 11, 1913 to Lloyd E. and Velma R. Bryan Clowser. Her marriage on Aug. 13, 1931 was to Russell L. Baumgartner, who died Nov. 27, 1971.
  Surviving are a son, Kenneth L., of Bluffton; a daughter, Mrs. Donald (Diana S.) Gase of Warsaw; a brother, Paul Clowser of Ossian; a sister, Mrs. Kenneth (Evelyn) Newhard of Uniondale; nine grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. A son, Richard L., and a brother are deceased.
  Services at 11 a.m. Wednesday will be at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren with Rev. Terry Shumaker officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
  Visitation hours at Haggard & Sefton Funeral Home in Decatur will be Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. and at the church Wednesday for one hour prior to services.
  Memorials to the church.
Bluffton, Indiana: The News-Banner   Vol. 71 No. 131   Monday, April 3, 2000   p. 3, col. 1.

[gravestone of Anna and Oscar Geisel] 374. pd1429   GEISEL Anna E 1911 - 2004 Oscar 1911 - 2007
[upright red granite on red granite base]

Oscar Geisel
  Oscar Geisel, 96, Berne, died at 1:20 p.m. Wednesday in Swiss Village Retirement Community.
  He was born on March 8, 1911, in Adams County to Albert and Mary Leyse Geisel.
  He married Anna Carper on August 2, 1933; she died in 2004.
  He was a retired high school teacher and guidance director in Adams and Wells counties. He was Norwell High School's guidance director from 1963-77, when he retired after a 41-year career in education.
  Mr. Geisel was a member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren and was a deacon for many years. He also was a volunteer worker at the U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs Hospital in Fort Wayne.
  Surviving are two sons, Dr. Robert Geisel of Atlanta, Georgia and Larry Geisel of Gulf Breeze, Florida; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
  A brother and two sisters are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with burial in the church cemetery.
  Visiting hours are 6-8 p.m. today in the chapel at Swiss Village and 1-2 p.m. Friday at the church.
  Funeral arrangements were by Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. CV, NO. 290   Thursday, December 20, 2007   p. 3A, col. 1 & 2.

Oscar Geisel, 96
  Former Ossian and Norwell teacher, Oscar Geisel, 96, of Berne, died at 1:20 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007 at Swiss Village in Berne.
  Born in Adams County to Albert and Mary (Leyse) Geisel on March 8, 1911, he married Anna Carper on Aug. 2, 1933; she preceded him in death.
  Mr. Geisel taught in Adams County and Ossian until becoming guidance director at Norwell High School in 1963. He retired in 1977, having served in education for 41 years. He attended Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, serving as a church deacon for many years, and was also a volunteer at the Fort Wayne Veterans' Hospital.
  Surviving relatives include two sons, Dr. Robert Geisel of Atlanta, Ga., and Larry Geisel of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
  Mr. Geisel was preceded in death by one brother, Walter Geisel, and two sisters, Margaret Geisel and Ruth Barrett.
  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, at the Pleasant Dale of the Brethren Church (sic) with the Rev. Jay Carter officiating. Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Yager- Kirchhofer Funeral Home in Berne and from one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial is at Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Preferred memorials are to Swiss Village or the church.
Bluffton, Indiana: The News-Banner   Vol. 79 No. 42   Thursday, December 20, 2007   p. 3, col. 1.

OBITUARIES
Anna E. Geisel
  Anna E. Geisel, 92, of Berne, died at 4:35 a.m. Wednesday in Swiss Village.
  She was born on December 24, 1911, in Adams County to Philip and Alice Burcaw Carper.
  She married Oscar Geisel on August 2, 1933; he survives.
  She was a piano and organ instructor in Adams and Wells counties for 40 years, having received a degree from Sherwood College of Music in Chicago. She attended the Chicago Bible Institute and was an active member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, of which she was the deaconess for 42 years and the organist for 30 years.
  She and her husband were also volunteer workers at the U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs Hospital in Fort Wayne for two years.
  Other survivors are two sons, Dr. Robert Geisel and Larry Geisel, both of Gulf Breeze, Floriday; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
  Six brothers and a sister are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, 4504 W. County Rd. 300 North, with burial in the church cemetery.
  Visiting hours are 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday in Yager- Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne, and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday in the church.
  Preferred memorials are to the donor's choice of charity.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. CII, NO. 197,   Thursday, August 19, 2004   p. 2A, col. 1 & 2.

Anna E. Geisel, 92
  Anna E. Carper Geisel, died at 4:35 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, at Swiss Village in Berne.
  Born in Adams County Dec. 24, 1911 to Philip and Alice Burcaw Carper, she married Oscar Geisel Aug. 2, 1933 in Covington, Ky. He survives.
  She was an active member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren where she served as deaconess for 42 years and as church organist for 30 years. She received a two-year degree from Sherwood College of Music in Chicago and also attended Chicago Bible Institute. She was a piano and organ teacher in Adams and Wells counties for 40 years and she and her husband volunteered at the Fort Wayne Veterans Hospital for two years.
  Survivors include two sons, Dr. Robert Geisel and Larry Geisel, both of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; three grandchildren and one great- granddaughter.
  She was preceded in death by six brothers, Philip, Maurice, Herbert, Robert, Jerry and Sgt. Jess Carper, and a sister, Thelma Johnson.
  Services at 10:30 a.m. Saturday will be held at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, west of Craigville, with Arland Reinhard and Pastor Jay Carter officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
  Calling hours Friday are 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at Yager- Kirchofer Funeral Home, Berne, and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.
  Memorials to the donor's choice.
Bluffton, Indiana: The News-Banner   Vol. 75 No. 247   Thursday, August 19, 2004   p. 3, col. 1.

[gravestone of Juanita and Stanley Arnold] 375. pd1430   ARNOLD Juanita E. 1919 - ____ Stanley D. 1920 - 2010 Parents of Twila and Duane
[upright black granite on black granite base]

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[gravestone of Frieda and Samuel Yager] 376. pd1431   YAGER Frieda P. 1917 - ____ Samuel H. 1918 - ____ Our Children: Bernice, Glen, Miriam
[aerial view of farm homestead etched on west side of upright gray granite on gray granite base]

OBITUARIES
Sam H. Yager
  Sam H. Yager, 92, a resident of Berne, passed away at 10:05 a.m. on Monday, January 10, 2011, at Swiss Village Retirement Community.
  Sam was born on March 6, 1918, in Adams County, the son of William and Lucinda (Hocker) Yager.
  He married Frieda Myers on June 6, 1940, and she survives.
  Sam was a member of Bethel Brethren Church in Berne, where he served as a deacon and trustee.
  He was a farmer and former employee of the Adams County Highway Department, the Indiana Department of Transportation, and Indiana Construction Company.
  Sam and his wife enjoyed visiting with people wherever they went.
  Sam is survived by his wife, Frieda Yager of Berne; a son, Glen (Carol) Yager of Berne; a daughter, Miriam (Max) Reinhard of Berne; a daughter, Bernice (John) Augsburger of Berne; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
  Sam was preceded in death by two sisters, Rachael Sautbine and Mary Elizabeth Yager, and by six brothers: Ralph, Loren, Floyd, Kenneth, Charles, and Herman Yager.
  Funeral services were held on Thursday, January 13, 2011, at Bethel Brethren Church, with Pastor Joe Naas officiating.
  Interment will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery near Peterson, with graveside services at 2 p.m.
  Family and friends were received on Wednesday, January 12, 2011, at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home in Berne and one hour prior to the services at the Bethel Brethren Church on Thursday.
  Preferred memorials are to the Bethel Brethren Church.
  Arrangements were by Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home in Berne.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. No.   Thursday, January 13, 2011   p. 3, col. 1.

Sam H. Yager, 92
  Sam H. Yager, 92, of Berne, passed away at 10:05 a.m. Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at the Swiss Village Retirement Community in Berne.
  Sam was born in Adams County on March 6, 1918, to William and Lucinda (Hocker) Yager. He married Frieda Myers on June 6, 1940; she survives.
  Sam was a member of the Bethel Brethren Church in Berne where he served as a church deacon and church trustee. He was a farmer and former employee of the Adams County Highway Department, the State Highway Department, and Indiana Construction Company. Sam and his wife enjoyed visiting with people wherever they went.
  Other surviving relatives include one son, Glen (Carol) Yager of Berne; two daughters, Miriam (Max) Reinhard and Bernice (John) Augsburger, both of Berne; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
  Sam was preceded in death by six brothers, Ralph, Loren, Floyd, Kenneth, Charles, and Herman Yager; and two sisters, Rachael Sautbine and Mary Elizabeth Yager.
  Calling hours will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, at the Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home in Berne and from 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, at the Bethel Brethren Church on Thursday. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, at the church with the Pastor Joe Nass officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery of rural Peterson, Indiana with graveside services at 2 p.m.
  Preferred memorials are to the Bethel Brethren Church.
  Online condolences: www.yagerkirchhofer.com
Bluffton, Indiana: The News-Banner   Vol. 82 No. 59   Tuesday, January 11, 2011   p. 3, col. 1.

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[gravestone of Lester, Evelyn, and Coleen Adler] 377. pd1432   ADLER Lester 1915 - 1998 Evelyn 1915 - 2004 Coleen 1941 - 2007 daughter
wed Sept. 2, 1939
[red granite upright on red granite base]
Evelyn Belle Reber, daughter of Marion Reber, granddaughter of Ezra Reber and Mary Elizabeth Stalter, and great-granddaughter of Henry Reber and Nancy Bibler,

Obituaries
LESTER ADLER
  Lester K. Adler, 83, of Monroe, a former longtime resident of Kirkland Township, died at 6:32? p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, 1998 at home after two years of failing health.
  He was born on April 17?, 1913, in Kirkland Township to Fred I. and Iva Olwin Adler. He later married Evelyn Beile Reber on September 2, 1939. She survives.
  He was a retired farmer and a former Adams Central Community Schools Board member from '45; '54. He was also a school bus driver for 26 years, retiring in 1980.
  Mr. Adler was a 30-year member of the Adams County Farm Bureau Co-op Credit Union, a member of the Adams County Farm Bureau Co-op Board from 1956-78, and a longtime active member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren. At the church, he was a deacon for 50 years, taught Sunday School, and served as treasurer of Care and Share.
  He is survived by a son, Dale of Decatur; three daughters; Coleen F. Alder of Liberty; Kathleen Rodgers of Peru, and Wanda Bieberich of rural Decatur; a brother Glen of rural Decatur; eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Dale.
  Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday in Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with burial in the church cemetery.
  Visiting hours will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur, and from 10-11 a.m. Monday in the church.
  Memorials may be made to the Care and Share program at his church, the church's building fund, or Wells County Home Health Care.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL.: XCVI NO: 192   Saturday, August 15, 1998   p. 2A, col. 1 & 2.

Evelyn B. Adler
  Evelyn B. Adler, 89, of Berne, died at 3:30 a.m. Thursday in Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
  She was born on March 17, 1915, in Adams County to Marion and Von Vera Baltzell Reber.
  She married Lester Adler on September 2, 1939; he died on August 14, 1998.
  She was a homemaker who also worked at the former General Electric Co. plant in Decatur and at the Berco firm in Berne.
  She was a member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren and its ladies' aid organization.
  Surviving are three daughter[s], Mrs. Dale (Wanda) Bieberich of Decatur and twins Coleen F. Adler of Connersville and Kathleen Rodgers of Decatur; a son, Dale E. Adler of rural Decatur; a sister, Mary Mabrey of Phoenix,; a brother, Chalmer Reber of Decatur; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
  Five brothers are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with burial in the church cemetery.
  Visiting hours are 6-8 p.m. Friday and 1-4 and 6-8 p.m. Saturday in Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur, and 1-2 p.m. Sunday in the church.
  Preferred memorials are to the church of to Family Hospice of Northeast Indiana, at Berne.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. CII, NO. 226,   Thursday, September 23, 2004   p. 2A, col. 1.

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[gravestone of Mark A. Griffiths] 378. pd1433   Mark A GRIFFITHS 1971 1991 Haggard & Armes metal grave marker at far end with four square concrete blocks in ground
Mark A. Griffiths
  Mark Alan Griffiths, 19, route 2, Decatur, a star on Adams Central High School's state-ranked wrestling teams in recent years, was pronounced dead at Adams County Memorial Hospital of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at home around 2:50 a.m. Tuesday.
  He was born on December 16, 1971 in Decatur to Nolan and Lorraine Walters Griffiths, who live on route 2, Decatur.
  He was a 1990 graduate of Adams Central High School, a two-time state finalist in wrestling, and runner-up at the 1990 state wrestling in the 125-pound weight class. He held many AC wrestling records after a stellar career, winning 112 matches.
  He was a longtime member of 4-H, the 4-H Shooting Sports Club, and the National Rifle Association and was a member of Zion Lutheran church, Decatur.
  He was employed as a fabricator at Automatic Sprinkler's plant in Monroe.
  Other survivors are two brothers, William and Samuel Griffiths, both of route 2, Decatur, and his maternal grandmother, Helene Walters, Decatur.
  Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Friday in Zion Lutheran church, with Revs. Donald Biester and Barry Humble officiating. Rev. Humbel is also Adams Central's wrestling coach. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Visiting hours are 7-9 p.m. today and 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday in Haggard and Armes Funeral Home, Decatur. There will also be visitation from 9-10 a.m. Friday at the church.
  Preferred memorials are to Zion Lutheran church's memorial fund or Adams Central's wrestling program.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXXXVIX, No. 1   Wednesday, January 2, 1991   p. 2, col. 1.

Services Friday for Mark A. Griffiths, 19, ACHS Graduate
  Funeral services will be held Friday for Mark Alan Griffiths, 19, of rural Decatur, who died at 2:50 a.m. Tuesday at his residence. Adams County Coroner David Haggard ruled that death was caused by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
  Born Dec. 16, 1971 in Decatur, he was a son of Nolan and Lorraine Walters Griffiths, who survive.
  Mr. Griffiths, a 1990 graduate of Adams Central High School, was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur, Adams County 4-H Club, National Rifle Association and 4-H Shooting Sports Club. While in high school, he was a member of the varsity wrestling team and held several school wrestling records. He was a two-time state wrestling finalist and state runner-up last year.
  He was employed as a fabricator at Automatic Sprinkler in Monroe.
  In addition to the parents, survivors include two brothers, William Griffiths and Samuel Griffiths, both of rural Decatur; and the maternal grandmother, Helene Walters of Decatur.
  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Haggard & Armes Funeral Home, Decatur.
  The body will lie in state one hour prior to the 10 a.m. services Friday at Zion Lutheran Church. Rev. Donald Beister and Rev. Barry Humble will officiate and burial will follow in Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Preferred are memorials to the Zion Lutheran Church memorial fund or Adams Central wrestling program.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LX No. 52   Wednesday, January 2, 1991   p. 3, col. 1.


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[gravestone of Robert and Patricia Mitchel] 379. pd1501   MITCHEL Robert K. May 24, 1934 Patricia R. April 12, 1935 married Nov. 21, 1953
[aerial view of farm homestead etched on west side of upright black granite on black granite base]

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[gravestone of Sara and Harold Barger] 380. pd1502   BARGER Sara Jane 1912 ____ Harold V. 1912 - 1992
east side inscription: Barger Married Sept. 15, 1930 Parents of: Mary Lou, Patricia, Philip
[upright black granite on black granite base]
Harold V. Barger, 79, Dies; Former Kirkland Twp. Trustee
  A resident of Decatur, Harold V. Barger, 79, died at 1:05 a.m. Saturday at Swiss Village at Berne. Death was the result of heart surgery one year ago.
  Born Oct. 8, 1912 in Adams County, he was a son of Jacob and Verda Shimer Barger. His marriage to Sara Jane Kaehr, who survives, took place Sept. 15, 1930.
  Mr. Barger, a retired farmer, drove a bus for the Adams Central School District 31 years. He served as Kirkland Twp., Adams County, trustee and assessor for 12 years.
  He was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren and Country Friends Club.
  Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two daughters, Mrs. Adrian (Mary Lou) Sprunger of Richmond, Mo., and Mrs. Robert (Patricia) Mitchel of Decatur; a son, Philip H. Barger of Decatur; a sister, Mrs. Lela Bell of Fort Wayne, 12 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
  Calling will be from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Haggard and Armes Funeral Home in Decatur.
  The body will lie in state one hour prior to services at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren. Rev. Norman Replogle will officiate, and burial will be in the church cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to the improvement fund of Mr. Barger's church or Swiss Village.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LX No. 132   Monday, April 6, 1992   p. 3, col. 1.

[gravestone of Ella and Hugh Landis] 381. pd1503   LANDIS Ella 1916 - 1992 Hugh 1905 - 1994
[upright polished rose colored granite on rose colored granite base]
{Hugh Landis May 1994, from cemetery map}

Hugh Landis, 89
  A former resident of rural Decatur, Hugh Landis, 89, died at 1 a.m. Tuesday at his residence in Capri II.
  Born April 30, 1905 in Kosciusko County, he was a son of Noah and Lydia Miller Landis. His marriage May 8, 1946 in Warsaw was to the former Ella Bischoff, who died July 27, 1992.
  Mr. Landis was retired from the maintenance department at Adams County Schools. He was a former embalmer at Hoover Funeral Home in Wabash, and was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Surviving are a son, Hugh Landis Jr. of Durham, N.C.; a step-son, Richard Miller of Fort Wayne; a sister, Mrs. Esther Sanders of South Bend; seven grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren.
  Friends my call from 1 to 9 p.m. today at Goodwin Memorial Chapel.
  Rites will be officiated by Rev. Norman L. Replogle at
[photo, caption] Hugh Landis
10:30 a.m. Friday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with burial in the church cemetery.
  Preferred are memorials to the church.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. 65 No. 162 Bluffton, Indiana 46714 Wednesday, May 25, 1994 p.3, col. 1&2

Mrs. Hugh Landis, Age 76, Dies; Rites to Be Thursday
  Mrs. Hugh (Ella) Landis, 76, of 932 North Main St., died at 6:55 p.m. Monday at Meadowvale Care Center where she had been a patient 47 days.
  Born Jan. 1, 1916 in Adams County, she was a daughter of Richard and Clara Beaver Bischoff. Her marriage to Mr. Landis, who survives, took place May 8, 1946 in Warsaw.
  Mrs. Landis was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren and had resided in Wells County since 1980.
  In addition to the husband, survivors include a son, Richard Miller of Fort Wayne; a step-son, Hugh Landis Jr. of Durham, N.C.; two brothers, Arthur Bischoff of Bentson, Ariz., and Carl Bischoff of Decatur; three sisters, Mrs. Lorena Theilacker of Ontario, Canada, Mrs. Ruth Hebor of Pasadena, Calif., and Mrs. Marie Buesching of Fort Wayne; two grandchildren, five stepgrandchildren and seven stepgreat-grandchildren.
  Friends may call after 1 p.m. Wednesday at Goodwin Memorial Chapel.
[photo] Mrs. Ella Landis (caption)
  The body will lie in state one hour prior to services, under the direction of Rev. Dan Lambert and Rev. John Mishler, at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
  Preferred are memorials to the church.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LX No. 227 Bluffton, Indiana 46714 Tuesday, July 28, 1992 p.3, co. 1&2

[gravestone of Lela and Floyd Arnold] 382. pd1504   ARNOLD Lela M. 1908 - ____ Floyd (Peck) 1907 - 1978
[upright gray granite on gray granite base]
Floyd A. (Peck) Arnold
  Floyd A. (Peck) Arnold, 70, of route 4, Decatur, a prominent Kirkland Township farmer, died at 5:35 p.m. Thursday at the Caylor-Nickel Clinic in Bluffton.
  Mr. Arnold was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren and the Plus Ultra Sunday School class of the church.
  Born in Adams County on Oct. 7, 1907, he was the son of Charles and Suzannah Johnson-Arnold, and was united in marriage on Feb. 2, 1929 to Lela Schlickman, who survives.
  Also surviving are three sons, Jim, route 4, Decatur; Darrel, route 2, Decatur; Harold, Monroe; two sisters, Mrs. Lewellyn (Margaret) Stucky, Berne; Mrs. Naomi Bieberich, route 2, Decatur; three brothers, John, route 4, Decatur; Frank, Decatur; Luther, route 2, Decatur; 10 grandchildren and three great- grandchildren.
  Two brothers preceded him in death.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with Rev. Dwight Hargett officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
  Friends may call at the Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Saturday. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXXVI, No. 68 Decatur, Indiana 46733 Friday, March 24, 1978 p.2, col.4,5

Floyd Arnold, 70, Dies; Rites Sunday
  A retired prominent Adams County farmer, Floyd A. (Peck) Arnold, 70, of Decatur Route 4 died at 5:35 p.m. Thursday in Clinic Hospital, where he had been a patient two weeks.
  A member of the Pleasant dale Church of the Brethren and its Plus Ultra Sunday School Class. Mr. Arnold was born Oct. 7, 1907 in Adams County to Charles and Suzannah Johnson Arnold. His marriage to Lela Schlickman, who survives, took place Feb. 2, 1929.
  Other survivors include three sons, Jim Arnold of Decatur Route 4, Darrel Arnold of Decatur Route 2 and Harold Arnold of Monroe; three brothers, Frank Arnold of Decatur, John Arnold of Decatur Route 4 and Luther Arnold of Decatur Route 2; two sisters, Mrs. Lewellyn (Margaret) Stucky of Berne and mrs. Naomi Bieberich of Decatur Route 2, 10 grandchildren and three great- grandchildren.
  Calling will be after 2 p.m. Saturday at the Winteregg-Linn and Haggard Funeral Home in Decatur.
  The body will be taken at 2 p.m. Sunday to the Pleasant dale Church of the Brethren for services at 3 p.m. in charge of Rev. Dwight Hargett. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XLVIII No. 121   Friday, March 24, 1978   p. 3, col. 6.

OBITUARIES
Lela M. Arnold
  Lela M. Arnold, 95, rural Decatur, died at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in the extended care unit of Adams Memorial Hospital.
  She was born on Dec[e]mber 27, 1908, in Adams County to August and Emma Frauhiger Schlickman.
  She married Floyd A. "Peck" Arnold in February of 1929; he died in March of 1978. She married Homer Arnold in August of 1981; he died in January of 1990.
  She was a homemaker and the retired cafeteria manager at Adams Central School. She was the oldest member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, rural Decatur, and its Plus Ultra Sunday School class and Women's Fellowship. She was also in the Country Friends Club in Kirkland Township for 75 years.
  Surviving are three sons, Darrell, James E., and Harold Arnold, all of Decatur; four stepsons, Stanley Arnold of Decatur; Homer Arnold Jr. of Berne; Don Arnold of Milford; and Bill Arnold of Auburn; a brother, Dorphus H. Schlickman of Decatur; a sister, Frances Heare of Fort Wayne; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
  Two brothers and a stepson are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with burial in the church cemetery.
  Visiting hours are 2-8 p.m. Friday in Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur, and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday in the church.
  Preferred memorials are to the church.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. CII, NO. 250,   Thursday, October 21, 2004   p. 2A, col. 1.

[gravestone of Lela and Fred Zimmerman] 383. pd1505   ZIMMERMAN Lela I. 1900 - 1970 Alway Together Fred W. 1893 - 1973 Not My Will But Thine Be Done
[upright red granite on red granite base]

Zimmerman Dies of Heart Attack
  A native of Kirkland Twp., Adams County, Frederick W. Zimmerman, 80, of Warren died at his home at 8 p.m. Thursday because of a sudden heart attack. He was a World War I veteran.
  He was born Aug. 7, 1893, son of Lewis and Ethel (Beavers) Zimmerman. His marriage to Lela J. Brown, who died May 23, 1970, took place in March 1918. He was a retired Phelps Dodge (Fort Wayne) worker. For 15 years he was a resident of Wells County.
  A daughter and three sons surviving are Mrs. Lucille Reynolds of Ossian, Howard Zimmerman of Bluffton, Wayne Zimmerman of Long Island, N.Y., and Robert Zimmerman of Warren. There are four grandchildren.
  Three brothers also survive, Ervin of Preble, and William and Ben, both of Rapid City, Mich.
  Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at Goodwin's Chapel where services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in charge of Rev. Edwin Willet. Burial will be in Pleasantdale Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXXIII No. 267   Friday, September 14, 1973   p. 3, col. 1.

Frederick W. Zimmerman
  A native of Kirkland Twp., Adams County, Frederick W. Zimmerman, 80, of Warren died at his home at 8 p.m. last Thursday because of a sudden heart attack. He was a World War I veteran.
  He was born Aug. 7, 1893, son of Lewis and Ethel (Beavers) Zimmerman. His marriage to Lela J. Brown, who died May 23, 1970, took place in March 1918. He was a retired Phelphs (sic) Dodge (Fort Wayne) worker. For 15 years he was a resident of Wells County.
  A daughter and three sons surviving are Mrs. Lucile Reynolds of Ossian, Howard Zimmerman of Bluffton, Wayne Zimmerman of Long Island, N.Y., and Robert Zimmerman of Warren. There are four grandchildren.
  Three brothers also survive, Ervin of Preble, and William and Ben, both of Rapid City, Mich.
  Burial was in Pleasantdale Cemetery Sunday.
The Ossian Journal   60th Year No. 28   Thursday, September 20, 1973   p. 1, col. 3.

Fred Zimmerman's Wife Died at 70
  Mrs. Lela Iva Zimmerman, 70, wife of Fredrick W. Zimmerman of Warren Route 3, died at 3:55 p.m. Friday at Clinic Hospital of a heart ailment.
  A native of Bluffton, she was born May 5, 1900, a daughter of Lewis and Della Taylor Brown. Her marriage to Mr. Zimmerman took place April 13, 1918 at Hillsdale, Mich.
  Surviving are three sons, Howard Zimmerman of Bluffton, Wayne Zimmerman of Long Island, N.Y., and Robert Zimmerman of Warren; one daughter, Mrs. Paul (Lucille) Reynolds of Ossian; two sisters, Mrs. Henry (Garvinna) Keeler of Sebring, Fla., and Mrs. Fred (Bessie) Clark of Fort Wayne, and four grandchildren.
  Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Thoma Funeral Home with Rev. Howard Dunlap in charge. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXX No. 172   Saturday, May 23, 1970   p. 3, col. 2.

[gravestone of Hazel and Clyde Fugate] 384. pd1506   FUGATE Hazel Marie 1902 - 1969 Clyde Leo 1890 - 1985
[upright polished gray granite on polished gray granite base]

[gravestone of Sue and Ralph Waggoner] 385. pd1507   WAGGONER Sue B. 1906 - 19__ Ralph M. 1908 - 1969 Keep God First
[upright polished red granite on polished red granite base]

Ralph M. Waggoner dies unexpectedly
  Ralph M. Waggoner, 61, of 7628 Lima road, Fort Wayne, a native of Adams county, was dead on arrival at 6 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's hospital.
  It is believed Mr. Waggoner may have suffered a heart attack while driving his car. Police said he was stopped for a red light at Lima road and Coliseum boulevard when his car suddenly started across the intersection, striking two other cars. Dr. Richard Bower, Allen county coroner, scheduled an autopsy today to determine cause of death.
  Mr. Waggoner was a real estate salesman for Larch & Associates in Fort Wayne. He was a member of the North Highland Church of Christ, and elder of the church, chairman of the church board and chairman of the missionary committee.
  Born in Root township Aug. 7, 1908, he was a son of Benjamin J. and Phoebe C. Martin-Waggoner, and was married to Sue Zimmerman July 23, 1931. He had resided near Spencerville for 18 years and for six years in Fort Wayne.
  Surviving are his wife; one son, Larry G. Waggoner of Fort Wayne; one sister, Mrs. Lawrence (Jessie) Miller of Fountain Valley, Calif. One brother, Harry, is deceased.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday at the North Highland Church of Christ, 1414 Archer St., Fort Wayne, with Rev. Robert Yawberg and Rev. Darris Hamilton officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the Winteregg-Linn funeral home from 4 p.m. Saturday until 11 a.m. Monday, and at the church from 12:30 p.m. until time of the services. Preferred memorials are to the building fund of the North Highland Church of Christ.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXVII. NO. 286   Friday, December 5, 1969   p. 1, col. 3 & 4.

SUSIE B. "SUE" WAGGONER
WAGGONER, SUSIE B. "SUE": Funeral service is 2 p.m. today, April 1, 2010, at Haggard & Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur.
Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers from March 31 to April 1, 2010
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/fortwayne/obituary.aspx?n=susie-b-waggoner-sue&pid=141314410

[gravestone of Mary and Henry Yake] 386. pd1508   YAKE Mary 1892 - 1970 Henry 1888 - 1966
[upright gray granite on gray granite base]

Former Adams county man killed
  Henry Yake, 77, of Salem route 1, near Bloomfield, a native of Adams county, was killed Friday morning at 9 o'clock in a traffic accident near Bloomfield.
  Mr. Yake, who resided in Kirkland township until 1953, was one of two men killed when Nestle Voyles, 75, of Salem, lost control of his car on a wet highway surface at the intersection of U.S. 231 and Indiana 45 south of Bloomfield and skidded into another car. Police said the car skidded when Yoyles applied the brakes. Voyles was also killed but the driver of the other car was injured only slightly.
  The accident victim was born in Adams county May 13, 1888, a son of Herman and Wilhelmina Martin-Yake, and was married to Mary Wolfe Dec. 23, 1911, Mr. and Mrs. Yake resided in Kirkland township until moving to near Salem in 1953.
  Mr. Yake was a member of the Church of the Brethren.
  Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Roy (Wilda) Olwin of Elgin, Ill., and Mrs. M.A. (Mary Ann) Bolenbaugh of Fort Wayne; three sons, Lyle Yake of Salem, Herman Yake of Jacksonville, Fla., and Charles Yake of Bloomfield; two brothers, William Yake of Sturgis, Mich., and Lewis Yake of Bluffton; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Hessert of North Manchester, and Mrs. Anne Worthman of Craigville; 21 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. One son, Robert, is deceased.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with Rev. Dolar Ritchey officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery.
  Friends may call at the Zwick funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday. The body will lie in state at the church from 12:30 p.m. Monday until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXIV No. 102 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Saturday, April 30, 1966 p.1, col.7,8

Henry Yake Killed Near Bloomington
  Henry Yake, 77, of Salem Route 1, brother of Lewis Yake of Bluffton Route 4 and Mrs. Anne Worthman of Craigville, was killed in an auto accident at 9 a.m. Friday near Bloomington.
  Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. M. A. Bolenbaugh of Fort Wayne and Mrs. Roy Olwin of Elgin, Ill.; two sons, Charles of Bloomfield and Lyle of Salem; another brother, William of Sturgis, Mich.; another sister, Mrs. Minnie Hessert of North Manchester; 24 grandchildren and four great-grand- children.
  Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren near Decatur with Rev. Dolar Ritchey officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
  Friends may call at the Zwick Funeral Home in Decatur after 1 p.m. Sunday and at the church from 12:30 Monday until time for rites.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXVI No. 153   Saturday, April 30, 1966   p. 3, col. 6.

Widow of Henry Yake Dies at 78
  Mrs. Mary Yake, 78, a native of Wells County, died Friday at the Washington County Hospital in Salem three hours after being admitted. She had resided at Salem since 1953.
  Born in Wells County Feb. 7, 1892, she was a daughter of Samuel and Harriet Essex Wolf and was married to Henry Yake Dec. 23, 1911. Her husband died April 29, 1966.
  Survivors are two daughters, two sons, a brother, 22 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
  Mrs. Yake was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, where services will be held at 2 p.m. today. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXX No. 184   Monday, June 8, 1970   p. 3, col. 5.

[gravestone of Victoria and Floyd Stoneburner] 387. pd1509   STONEBURNER Victoria Wolf 1893 - 1964 Floyd K. 1891 - 1965
[upright polished gray granite on polished gray granite base]

Floyd Stoneburner Is Taken By Death
  Floyd K. Stoneburner, 73, farmer residing one and one- half miles south of Peterson, died at 8:35 p.m. Saturday at the Adams county memorial hospital. He had been ill since last September.
  He was born in Kirkland township Nov. 17, 1891, a son of J. W. and Sarah Kistler-Stoneburner, and was a lifelong resident of Kirkland township. He was married to Victoria Wolf Jan. 19, 1918. His wife preceded him in death Nov. 6, 1964.
  Mr. Stoneburner was a member of the Tocsin Evangelical United Brethren church.
  Surviving are one brother, Miles Stoneburner of Albion, and two sisters, Mrs. O. (Mary) Dilling of Huntington, and Mrs. John (Alice) Arnold of Decatur route 4.
  Funeral rites will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Zwick funeral home, with the Rev. Dolar Ritchey and the Rev. John McAhren officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXIII. No. 139.   Monday, June 14, 1965.   p. 1, col. 3.

Mrs. Stoneburner, Dies at Age of 71
  Mrs. Victoria Stoneburner, 71, died at 8:50 p.m. Friday at her home two miles south of Preble. She had been failing in health several years.
  Born Oct. 11, 1893 in Wells County, she was the daughter of Samuel and Harriet Essex Wolf. Her marriage to Floyd Stoneburner, who survives, took place Jan. 19, 1918.
  A resident of Kirkland Twp. 44 years, she was a member of the Tocsin EUB Church and attended the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Surviving, in addition to the husband, are a sister, Mrs. Henry (Mary) Yake of Switz City, and two brothers, Charles C. of Bluffton Route 2 and DeWitt T. of Decatur.
  Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Zwick Funeral Home in Decatur. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren with Rev. Dolar Ritchey officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXV No. 6   Saturday, November 7, 1964   p. 3, col. 5.

388. pd1510   {V. BYERLY, on cemetery map, but no stone in 1998}

[gravestone of Harvey and Delores Landis] 389. pd1511   LANDIS Harvey E. 1920 - 1990 Delores E. 1924 - ____
[west side inscription]
LANDIS Parents of Steve, Robin, Randy, Tony
[east side inscription]
[upright polished black granite on black granite base. Jesus the Shepherd by stream and landscape etched on east side.]

Landis & Sons Farm Drainage Founder, Harvey Landis Dies
  The founder of Landis & Sons Farm Drainage, Harvey E. Landis, 70, of rural Decatur, died unexpectedly early Monday morning at his residence.
  Born June 24, 1920 in Kirkland Twp., Adams County, he was a son of Earl S. and Bertha L. Fugate Landis. His marriage to the former Delores E. Byerly, who survives, took place June 21, 1947 in Adams County.
  Mrs. Landis founded the drainage company in the 1940's and was a member of the Land Improvement Contractors of America for 30 years. He was also a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren and its finance and trustee boards.
  In addition to the wife, survivors include four sons, Steve E. Landis of Bluffton, and Robin J. Landis, Randy R. Landis and Tony L. Landis of rural Decatur.
  Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Gene (Marie) Mitchel of rural Decatur, and Ruth Landis of Decatur; five brothers, Arthur Landis of Decatur, Herman Landis and Cleo J. Landis of rural Columbia City, Willard Landis of rural Decatur, and Clifford Landis of rural Monroe; eight grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren and one stepgreat-grandchild.
  Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Norman L. Replogle at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren with burial in Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Friends may call from 3 to 9 p.m. today at Zwick-Sefton and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur, and from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church.
  Preferred memorials are to the Pleasant Dale Church building fund.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LIX No. 247   Tuesday, August 21, 1990   p. 3, col. 1.

[gravestone of Victor, Alta, and Marjorie Byerly] 390. pd1512   BYERLY Marjorie K. 1926 - 1966 Alta C. 1900 - 1997 Victor E. 1899 - 1994
[upright polished gray granite on polished gray granite base]

Victor E. Byerly
  Victor E. Byerly, 95, Berne, died at 4:25 p.m. Saturday in Adams County Memorial Hospital.
  He was born on March 31, 1899 in Lima, Ohio to Jess and Armitta Early Byerly and married Alta C. Barger on November 22, 1923. She survives.
  He was a retired Kirkland Township farmer and a member of Adams County Farm Bureau and Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, rural Decatur.
  Other survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Harvey (Delores) Landis, rural Decatur, and Mrs. Loren (Joan) Liechty and Mrs. Robert (Barbara) Nussbaum, both of Berne; a son, Wayne Byerly, rural Decatur, two sisters, Hope Bryan, Berne, and Faith Grandstaff of Florida; 20 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and one great- great-grandchild. A son, one daughter, a grandchild, a brother, and two sisters are deceased.
  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with burial in the church cemetery. Visiting hours are until 9 tonight in the funeral home and 10-11 a.m. Tuesday in the church. Preferred memorials are to the church building fund.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XCII, No. 279 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Monday, November 28, 1994 p.2, col.1

Victor E. Byerly, 95
  A retired Adams County farmer, Victor E. Byerly of Berne, died at 4:25 p.m. Saturday at Decatur Hospital. He was 95.
  Mr. Byerly had retired from farming in Kirkland Twp. He was a member of the Adams County Farm Bureau and the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  He was born in Lima, Ohio, Nov. 23, 1923 (sic), a son of Jess and Armitta Early Byerly. His marriage at Berne on Nov. 22, 1923 was to Alta C. Barger, who survives.
  Surviving also are three daughters, Mrs. Harvey (Delores) Landis of Decatur, Mrs. Loren (Joan) Liechty and Mrs. Robert (Barbara) Nussbaum, both of Berne; a son, Wayne of Decatur; two sisters, Hope Bryan of Berne and Faith Grandstaff of Florida; 20 grand- children, 37 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
  A son and a daughter preceded him in death.
  Services, at 11 a.m. Tuesday, will be at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren with Rev. Norman Replogle officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Calling hours, from 2 to 9 p.m. today, will be at Haggard & Armes Funeral Home in Decatur and for one hour Tuesday at the church prior to services.
  Memorials to Pleasant Dale Church of Brethren (sic) building fund.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. 66 No. 23   Monday, November 28, 1994   p. 3, col. 3.

Alta C. Byerly
  Alta C. Byerly, 97, Berne, died at 1:43 p.m. Thursday in Chalet Village Health Care Center.
  She was born on April 16, 1900 in Wells County to John and Elizabeth Peoples Barger and married Victor Byerly on November 22, 1923; he died in November, 1994.
  She was a homemaker and a cook in the former Kirkland Township School and at Adams Central School. She was a member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren and its Ladies' Aid group and was a member of the Kirkland Home Economics Club.
  Surviving are three daughters, Delores Landis, Decatur, and Mrs. Loren (Joan) Liechty and Mrs. Robert (Barbara) Nussbaum, both of Berne, a son, Wayne Byerly, Monroe; 20 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
  Deceased are a daughter, Marjorie Byerly; a son, Ronald Byerly; two sisters, Lola Ehrman and Leta Byerly; and four brothers, Orval, Doyle, Floyd, and Glen Barger.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with burial in the church cemetery. Visiting hours are 2-8 p.m. Saturday in Haggard and Armes Funeral Home, Decatur,and 1-2 p.m. Sunday in the church.
  Preferred memorials are to Chalet Village Health Care Center.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XCV, No. 180 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Friday, August 1, 1997 p.2, col.1

Alta C. Byerly, 97
  A native of Wells County, Alta C. Byerly, 97, died at 1:43 p.m. Thursday at Chalet Village Health Care Center in Berne.
  She was a member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, Ladies Aid of the church, Kirkland Home Economics Club and cook at Kirkland Twp. and Adams Central Schools.
  Mrs. Byerly was born April 16, 1900 to John and Elizabeth Peoples Barger. Her marriage Nov. 22, 1923 was to Victor Byerly, who is deceased.
  Surviving are three daughters, Delores Landis of Decatur, and Mrs. Loren (Joan) Liechty and Mrs. Robert (Barbara) Nussbaum, both of Berne; a son, Wayne Byerly of Monroe; 20 grandchildren; 37 great- grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
  A daughter, Marjorie; a son, Ronald; two sisters; and four brothers are deceased.
  Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren with Rev. Terry Shumaker officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Calling hours at Haggard & Armes Funeral Home in Decatur will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday and at the church one hour prior to services Sunday.
  Memorials to Chalet Village Health Care.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. 68 No. 230   Friday, August 1, 1997   p. 3, col. 1.

Marjorie Byerly dies at hospital
  Miss Marjorie Katherine Byerly, 39, of Kirkland township, Decatur route 2, died at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Adams county memorial hospital, following an illness of two days.
  She was born in Adams county Oct. 1, 1926, a daughter of Victor E. and Alta Barger-Byerly.
  Miss Byerly was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Surviving are her parents; two brothers, Ronald M. and Wayne J. Byerly, both of Decatur route 2; three sisters, Mrs. Harvey (Deloris) Landis of Decatur route 4, Mrs. Loren (Joan) Liechty of Berne, and Mrs. Robert (Barbara) Nussbaum of Monroe route 1; and 16 nieces and nephews.
  Funeral rites will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with Rev. Dolar Ritchey officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the Zwick funeral home until 12 noon Tuesday, after which the body will lie in state at the church until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXIV No. 1 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Monday, January 3, 1966 p.1, col.5

MISS BYERLY DIES
  Rites were held today in the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren for Miss Marjorie Katherine Byerly, 39, of Decatur Route 2, who died Saturday. Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Victor E. Byerly; two brothers, Ronald and Wayne, both of Decatur Route 2; three sisters, Mrs. Harvey Landis of Decatur Route 4, Mrs. Loren Liechty of Berne and Mrs. Robert Nussbaum of Monroe Route 1, and 16 nieces and nephews.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXVI No. 53   Tuesday, January 4, 1966   p. 3, col. 5.

[gravestone of Von and Carrol Arnold] 391. pd1513   ARNOLD Von D. 1924 - 1979 Carrol M. 1932 - ____
[inscription on east side of upright polished gray granite on polished gray granite base]
Von D. Arnold
  Von D. Arnold, 54, of near Bluffton, and a native of Adams County, died at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Berne after suffering a fatal heart attack.
  He was an employee of the National Oil Co. in Bluffton and had been shoveling snow near a plant office on Jefferson St. in Berne when he was stricken. He had been shoveling snow for a short period of time and Adams County Coroner Dick Linn ruled the death as "weather-related."
  Mr. Arnold had a history of heart trouble.
  He was the son of Earl and Gladys Kline-Arnold and was married to Carol McBride, who survives. He was born July 16, 1924.
  Also surviving are a daughter, Trudy; a son, Kent, at home; two brothers, Dwight Arnold, Port Charlotte, Fla.; Carl Arnold, Fort Wayne; and a sister, Violet Smith, Decatur.
  Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Thoma-Rich Funeral Home, Bluffton, with calling after 7 p.m. today. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXXVII, No. 21, Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Thursday, January 25, 1979 p.12, col.2

Von D. Arnold Dies Unexpectedly Shoveling Snow
  Collapsing after shoveling snow in downtown Berne Wednesday, Von D. Arnold, 54, a resident of Bluffton Route 5 (near Murray) died of a heart attack at 4 p.m.
  He was born July 7, 1924 in Kirkland Twp., Adams County, to Earl and Gladys Kline Arnold. His marriage to Carrol McBride, who survives, took place Nov. 4, 1957 at Berne.
  Mr. Arnold was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bluffton and was employed as a truck driver for National Oil and Gas Co. and previously Shell Oil Co.
  Survivors, in addition to the wife, include one daughter, Trudy, and one son, Kent, both at home, two brothers, Dwight Arnold of Florida and Carl Arnold of Fort Wayne, and one sister, Mrs. David (Violet) Smith of Decatur.
  Calling will be after 7 p.m. Thursday at the Thoma-Rich Funeral Home, where services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday by Rev. Donald Crellin. Burial will be at the Pleasant Dale Church Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XLIX No. 71   Thursday, January 25, 1979   p. 3, col. 6.

[gravestone of John and Anna Rodich] 392. pd1514   RODICH Nov. 12, 1960 (date in upper right corner)
Anna E (Baumgartner) May 29, 1913 Mar. 8, 1999 John J. Dec. 1. 1921 Feb. 19, 2006
[upright grey granite on grey granite base]

Anna E. Rodich
  Anna E. Rodich, 85, rural Berne, died at 11 p.m. Monday at her residence.
  Arrangements are pending at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL: XCVII NO: 57   Tuesday, March 9, 1999   p. 2A, col. 1.

Obituaries
Anna E. Rodich
  Anna E. Rodich, 85, rural Berne, died at 11 p.m. Monday at home.
  She was born on May 29, 1913 in Adams County to Joe and Viola Beitler Baumgartner. She married Marion McKean, he died on August 2, 1955. She married John J. Rodich on November 12, 1960; he survives.
  She was a retired beautician, having worked for 27 years at the John-Ann Beauty Salon. She was also a life-long member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, at which she taught Sunday School for many years and belonged to the Women's Fellowship.
  Other survivors are five daughters, Mrs. Robert (Betty) Zerby of Geneva; Doris Hunt of Craigville; Mrs. Phil (Linda) Wilson of Huntington; Mrs. Kenneth (Carol) Bieberich of Decatur, and Mrs. Brent (Kathy) Williams of Marion; a stepdaughter, Sue Hyndman of Fort Wayne; a stepson, Robert Rodich of Colorado Springs, Colorado; a sister, Alice Baumgartner of Decatur, one brother, Don Baumgartner of Pennsylvania, 15 grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
  A daughter, Deborah McKean, a sister, Esther Yager, a grandson, and a stepgrandson are deceased. Six brothers are also deceased: Russel, Glen, Roy, Johnny, Carl, and Dale Baumgartner.
  Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, rural Decatur, with burial in the church cemetery. Visiting hours are 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday in Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur, and 9-10 a.m. Friday in the church.
  Preferred memorials are to the church or to Adams County Home Health Care.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL: XCVII NO: 58   Wednesday, March 10, 1999   p. 2A, col. 1.

[gravestone of Lowell and Mabel Arnold] 393. pd1515   ARNOLD Lowell H. 1908 - ____ Mabel I. 1908 - 1992 Parents of Thomas and Nancy
[upright polished gray granite on polished gray granite base]

Lowell H. Arnold
  Lowell H. Arnold, 92, Bedford, Texas, a native of Adams County, died on August 30 in Heartland Health Care Center in Bedford.
  Among survivors are a son and a daughter.
  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 23, in Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, rural Decatur, with burial in the church cemetery.
  Preferred memorials are to the building fund at Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren; to Simpson United Methodist Church in Bedford, where he was a member; or to the donor's choice.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL.: XCVIII NO: 219   Friday, September 15, 2000   p. 2A, col. 1.

Mabel I. Arnold
  Mabel I. Arnold, 84, Fort Wayne, a native of Adams County, died Friday in Fort Wayne, where she lived most of her life.
  Among survivors are her husband, a son, and a daughter. Funeral services were this morning, with burial in Pleasant Dale Cemetery, Adams County.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XC, No. 182. Monday, August 3, 1992. p.2, col.1.

394. pd1516   {Ralph FELL, on cemetery map, but no stone in 1998}

[gravestone of Maggie C. Fell] 395. pd1517   Maggie C. FELL May 1934 - Mar 1985 Mother
[small rose colored granite slant on concrete footing]

Mrs. Ralph 'Maggie' Fell, 43, Dies; Funeral Wednesday
  Decatur Route 4 resident, Mrs. Ralph (Madalyn "Maggie" Fell, 49, who had been a patient at Clinic Hospital prior to her transfer a week ago to Indiana University Medical Center at Indianapolis, died there at 12:55 p.m. Sunday.
  Mrs. Fell had been seriously ill the past three weeks and her illness extended over a period of years.
  Born May 18, 1935 she was a daughter of Tony Vargo of Powhatton Point, O., and the late Cora Rush. Her marriage to Ralph Fell, who survives, took place Jan. 14, 1984.
  Surviving, in addition to the husband and father, are a son, James A. Haslam of Canton, O.; four daughters, Mrs. Andy (Carol) Habony of Canton, O., Mrs. Tom (Merry Lu) Brookman and Miss Shannon Haslam, both of Mishawaka, and Mrs. Tony (Laura) Tarleton of Lake Worth, Fla.; a brother, Richard Vargo of Powhatton Point, O., and six grandchildren.
  From 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday friends will be received at the Zwick-Boltz and Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur. Services there at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday will be in charge of Rev. Daniel York and burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Preferred are memorials to the family to help defray medical expenses.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LV No. 103   Monday, March 4, 1985   p. 3, col. 3.

[gravestone of Ralph and Joyce A. Fell] 396. pd1518   Ralph E. Sept. 20, 1937 Joyce A. Dec. 5, 1944 Sept. 26, 1977
Our Children Faye Stella Ron Joe Ray
replaces Joyce A. FELL 1944 - 1997 [(1998)Zwick, Sefton & Jahn metal grave marker in front of fresh dirt]

Joyce A. Fell
  Joyce A. Fell, 52, 6455 E 50 N, Decatur, died at 1:19 p.m. Friday at Caylor-Nickel Medical Center in Bluffton following an illness of several months.
  A native of Ortonville, Mich., she was born on December 5, 1944 to Allen and Minnie Starr Smith. She married Ralph Fell on April 15, 1985.
  Mrs. Fell had been employed at the Decatur Post Office for the past eight years. A rural mail carrier, she attended Craigville Evangelical Church and had received an associates degree from Ivy Tech.
  Survivors include her husband; her father; three sons, Joseph E. Bargy and Ray H. Bargy, both of Decatur; Ronald A. Bargy, Waterford, Mich; two daughters, Mrs. Leo (Stella L.) Geels, Decatur, and Mrs. Otis (Faye E.) Rushing, Severna Park, Mich.; two brothers, Brice Smith, Ortonville, Mich., and Everett Smith, Edwardsburg, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Gary (Kathlene) Bliss, Ortonville, Mich.; and four grandchildren.
  Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Monday in Zwick-Sefton & Jahn Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Pleasant Dale Cemetery. Visiting hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Memorials are to the cancer fund.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. XCV, No. 228   Saturday, September 27, 1997   p. 2, col. 1.

{gap of 1 lot on cemetery map}

[gravestone of Helen and Dwight Clowser] 397. pd1519   CLOWSER Helen B. 1912 - 1992 Dwight V. 1909 - 1975
[upright polished black granite on polished black granite base]

Dwight Clowser Funeral Tuesday
  Born in Wells County, Dwight V. Clowser, 65, of 5626 Cresthill Dr., Fort Wayne, died at 4:50 a.m. Sunday at St. Joseph Hospital following an extended illness.
  Cause of death was given as congestive heart failure.
  Mr. Clowser was a retired employe of the Peter Eckrich Co., where he worked 38 years, and a member of Wells County Gun Club.
  He was born Dec. 21, 1909, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd (Velma Bryan) Clowser. His father is still living, residing near Craigville.
  On July 2, 1931 his marriage to Helen Freeman to[o]k place in Adams County.
  Survivors include, the wife, a daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Constance) Nichter of Bluffton, and a son Robert Clowser of Fort Wayne. There are nine grandchildren.
  Surviving also are two sisers, Mrs. Pauline Baumgartner of Peterson and Mrs. Max (Evelyn) Newhard of Uniondale, and one brother, Paul Clowser of Craigville Route 1.
  Calling will be after 1 p.m. today at the Goodwin Memorial Chapel, where services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Rev. J. Oliver Dearing officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XLV No. 66   Monday, January 20, 1975   p. 3, col. 2
Mrs. Helen Clowser, Age 79, Dies Unexpectedly; Rites Set
  Mrs. Helen B. Clowser, 79, died at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Ossian Heath Care. Her unexpected death was attributed to a heart condition.
  Born Aug. 29, 1912 in Richard, Ind., she was a daughter Robert W. and Hattie Gallimore Freeman. Her marriage to Dwight V. Clowser, who preceded her in death Jan. 19, 1975, took place June 27, 1931 in Adams County. Mrs. Clowser had formerly resided in Fort Wayne and attended the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Constance) Nichter of Bluffton; a son, Robert Clowser of Fort Wayne; two brothers, Robert Freeman of Murray, and Hershel Freeman of Uniondale; two sisters, Metelea Curry of Ossian, and Olive Dalrymple of Warren; nine grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren.
  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Goodwin Memorial Chapel.
  Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Joel A. Reif at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the chapel with burial following in Pleasant Dale Cemetery, Adams County.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LX No. 238   Monday, August 10, 1992 & p. 3, col. 1&2.

[gravestone of Roy W. and S. Betty Baumgartner] 398. pd1520   BAUMGARTNER S. Betty 1920 - 1977 Roy W. 1915 - 1984
[upright polished gray granite on polished gray granite base]

Roy Baumgartner, 69, Dies; Father of Tocsin Resident
  Services were held today for Roy W. Baumgartner, 69, of Decatur, who died at 3 a.m. Friday at his home.
  A retired Central Soya employee, he was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Mr. Baumgartner was born Jan. 15, 1915 in Adams County to Joe and Viola Beitler Baumgartner. He was married Aug. 23, 1937 to Sarah E. (Betty) Swygart, who died in 1977.
  Surviving are three sons, Jim L. Baumgartner, Tocsin, Gene Baumgartner, Monroe, and Alan W. Baumgartner, Huntington; a daughter, Mrs. Dan (Shirley) Crick, Decatur; two sisters, Mrs. John (Anna) Rodich, Berne, and Mrs. Alice McGough, Monroe; a brother, Don H. Baumgartner, Hatfield Pa; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
  Services were conducted this morning at the Winteregg-Linn-Haggard Funeral Home in Decatur, with Rev. John Mishler officiating. Burial was at Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Preferred memorials are to the Heart Fund.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LIV No. 111   Monday, March 12, 1984,   p. 3 col. 1.
Relative of Wells Residents Dies; Services Friday
  Father of Jim L. Baumgartner of Tocsin and a sister of Mrs. Elmer (Norma)Uhrick of Bluffton, Mrs. Sarah E. (Betty) Baumgartner, 56, of Decatur died at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday at her home following an extended illness.
  She was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Born in Decatur Dec. 29, 1920, she was a daughter of Lafe and Leah Dibble-Swygart, and was united in marriage on Aug. 23, 1937 to Roy W. Baumgartner, who survives.
  Also surviving are the father of Decatur; three other children. Mrs. Roger (Shirley) Ellenberger of Decatur; Gene Baumgartner of Decatur Route 2; Allen Baumgartner of Huntington; another sister, Mrs. Arl (Isabel) Morris of Van Wert, O.; seven brothers, Robert Swygart of Montpelier; Max Swygart of Decatur Route 6, Jack Swygart of Monroeville, Dick Swygart, of North Carolina, Paul Swygart of Pennsylvania, Lafe Swygart Jr. of Georgia and Gerald Swygart of Fort Wayne; and 13 grand- children.
  Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral Home in Decatur with Rev. Dwight Hargett officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XLVIII No. 25   Wednesday, November 30, 1977   p. 3, col. 4.

[gravestone of Marilyn Baumgartner Barnes] 399. pd1521   BARNES Marilyn K Mar. 29, 1945 Nov. 4, 1974 Earl L. Apr. 13, 1929 Oct. 10, 2009
married Oct. 28, 1971 under double rings
[gray upright]
replaces Marilyn Baumgartner BARNES 1945 -1974
[smaller upright polished gray granite on polished gray granite base]
Local woman dies today at age of 29
  Mrs. Marilyn Baumgartner Barnes, 29, of 610 Winchester St., Decatur, died suddenly at her home at 5:15 a.m. today. A housewife, Mrs. Barnes was a lifelong resident of Decatur.
  She was born March 29, 1945 to Roy W. and Sarah (Betty) Swygart Baumgartner, 710 Line St., who survive, and was married October 29, 1971 to Earl L. Barnes, who also survives. Other survivors include three children at home, sons Barry Dean and Bryan Wayne, and daughter Stacy Lynn; the maternal grandfather, Lafe Swygart of Decatur; one sister, Mrs. Roger (Shirley) Ellenberger of Decatur; and three brothers, Jim B. Baumgartner of Tocsin, Gene Baumgartner of route 2, Decatur, and Allen W. Baumgartner of Berne.
  She was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Winteregg-Linn & Haggard funeral home, Rev. Oliver Dearing in charge, and burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery. Friends my call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXXII No. 260, Decatur, Indiana 46733 Monday, November 4, 1974. p.1, col.8.

Mrs. Barnes, 29, Of Decatur Dies
  Mrs. Marilyn Baumgartner Barnes, 29, wife of Earl L. Barnes, 610 Winchester St. in Decatur, died unexpectedly in her home at 5:15 a.m. Monday. She had not been ill. Mrs. Barnes reportedly slept well during the night and died shortly after she woke.
  According to Adams County Coroner Tom Sefton the body was taken to Fort Wayne for an autopsy but late Monday the cause of death had not been learned.
  Mrs. Barnes was born in Decatur March 28, 1945, a daughter of Roy W. and Sarah "Betty" Swygart Baumgartner. She was formerly employed at CTS of Berne and was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Surviving are the husband; two sons, Barry Dean and Bryan Wayne and a daughter, Stacy L., all at home; a sister, Mrs. Roger (Shirley) Ellenberger of Decatur and three brothers, Jim Baumgartner of Tocsin; Gene R. [of] Decatur and Allen W. Baumgartner of Berne and the grandfather Lafe Swygart of Decatur.
  The body is at the Winteregg-Linn and Haggard Funeral Home, where friends may call after 7 p.m. today and where services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
  Rev. Oliver Deering, pastor of the Pleasant Dale Church, will officiate and burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XLV No. 4   Tuesday, November 5, 1974   p. 3, col. 2.

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[gravestone of Eugene and Thelma Arnold] 400. pd1522   ARNOLD Eugene Byerly 1921 - 2001 Thelma R. ____ ____
west side inscription: Arnold Our Children: Judith, Connie, Philip, Rhonda
[red granite upright on red granite base]

Obituaries
Eugene B. Arnold
  Eugene B. Arnold, 80, Decatur, died at 4:43 p.m. Wednesday in Adams County Memorial Hospital after having been ill for a year.
  He was born on August 17, 1921 in Adams County to Homer and Lula Byerly-Arnold and married Thelma R. Tinkham on December 21, 1942; she survives.
  He retired in 1984 after 28 years as a maintenance worker for Adams Central Schools and was also a bus driver at AC. He was a farmer and a longtime member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, serving on many boards and was a former Sunday School superintendent. He also had been the president of Adams Central's Parent Teacher Organization.
  During World War I, he served in the U.S. Army in Europe.
  Other survivors are a son, Phil Arnold of Monroe; three daughters, Mrs. Rodney (Judy) Clark of Elkhart and Mrs. Jeff (Connie) Shady and Mrs. Larry (Rhonda) Tom, both of Decatur; four brothers, Stanley Arnold of Decatur; Don Arnold of Milford; Bill Arnold of Stroh and Homer Arnold Jr. of Berne, the step- mother, Lela Arnold; 13 grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.
  A grandson is deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren rural Decatur with burial in the church cemetery.
  Visiting hours are 1-4 and 5-8 p.m. Friday in Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur, and 9-10 a.m. Saturday in the church.
  Preferred memorials are to the church building fund or the Adams County chapter of the American Cancer Society.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. XCIX, NO. 240,   Thursday, October 11, 2001   p. 2A, col. 1.

Eugene B. Arnold, 80
  Eugene B. Arnold, 80, of Decatur, retired Adams Central School maintenance worker and bus driver, died at 4:43 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Adams County Memorial Hospital in Decatur following an illness of one year.
  Mr. Arnold retired in 1984 after 28 years in the school's maintenance department and as a school bus driver. He also was engaged in farming in Washington Township.
  He was a longtime active member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, where he served on numerous boards and as Sunday school superintendent. He was a past president of the Adams Central PTA.
  Mr. Arnold was a veteran of U.S. Army duty during World War II, serving in the European Theater of Operations.
  He was born in Adams County Aug. 17, 1921 to Homer and Lula Byerly Arnold. His marriage in Adams County on Dec. 21, 1942 was to Thelma R. Tinkham, who survives.
  Additional survivors are a son, Phil of Monroe; three daughters, Mrs. Rodney (Judy) Clark of Elkhart, and Mrs. Jeff (Connie) Shady and Mrs. Larry (Rhonda) Tom, both of Decatur; his stepmother, Lela Arnold of Decatur; four brothers, Stanley of Decatur, Don of Milford, Bill of Stroh and Homer Jr. of Berne; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. A grandson is deceased.
  Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren in rural Decatur with Rev. Norman Replogle officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
  Visitation hours at the Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur will be Friday from 1 to 4 and 5 to 8 p.m. and at the church Saturday for one hour prior to services. Memorials to the church's building fund or to the Adams County Cancer Society.
Bluffton, Indiana: The News-Banner   Vol. 72 No. 290   Thursday, October 11, 2001   p. 3, col. 1.

[gravestone of Jack Haney] 401. pd1523   Jack Alan HANEY Sept. 26, 1965 - Feb. 6, 1983
Here I am in the last resort missing all my
friends and loved ones and as I think back
to my childhood I remember little things I
used to do. It makes me able to say I have
been able to enjoy life as long as I could
I have no regrets about my life so I guess
        I was ready to go.
written by Jack in English Class Jan. 1983
inscription on west side: Jack Alan son of Wayne and Judy
[large upright red granite on red granite base]

Deaths
Former Adams Central Student Killed Near Crawfordsville
  A former student at Adams Central High School and native of Adams County, Jack Alan Haney, 17, of Crawfordsville Route 1 died at 9:50 p.m. Sunday of injuries sustained in a traffic accident Sunday afternoon near Crawfordsville.
  The two-car mishap also injured a younger brother, Russell, who was listed in critical condition at an Indianapolis hospital, and the car's driver, Darrell Knowling of Crawfordsville.
  Three persons in the second auto also were injured and taken to hospitals.
  The Haney group was returning home from a ski trip.
  Lawmen stated that the Haney car was attempting to pass another vehicle and skidded into the oncoming Knowling auto.
  Surviving the victim besides the brother Russell are the parents, Wayne and Judy (Arnold) Haney, a sister, Jani, at home, and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Arnold of Decatur Route 4.
  Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Woodland Heights Christian Church at Crawfordsville and at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren in Adams County. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
  Calling will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Winteregg-Linn-Haggard Funeral Home in Decatur and at the Pleasant Dale church one hour prior to services.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LIII No. 83   Tuesday, February 8, 1983   p. 3, col. 1.

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[gravestone of Ralph and Ellen Leyse] 402. pd1524   LEYSE Ralph V. Mar. 3, 1914 - Feb. 5, 1995 Ellen Dec. 9, 1915 - ____ married Apr. 28, 1950
[east side inscription]
Our Children: Gretchen, Dean, Dennis
[west side inscription on black granite upright on black granite base]

Obituaries
[photo]
Ralph V. Leyse
  Ralph V. Leyse, 80, rural Decatur, died at 11:50 p.m. Sunday in Adams County Memorial Hospital.
  He was born on March 3, 1914 in Adams County to Samuel J. and Katherine Oehler Leyse and married Ellen Beer on April 28, 1950. She survives.
  He was a farmer and a retired butcher who worked at Gerber's Grocery and Heyerly Grocery. He was a member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Other survivors are two sons, Dean E. Leyse, Lafayette, Louisiana, and Dennis L. Leyse, Decatur; a daughter, Mrs. Jeff (Gretchen) Hatchett, Elgin, Illinois; and five grandchildren. Deceased are a brother, John Leyse, and five sisters, Ruth Gahman, Nora Arnold, Mabel Arnold, Elizabeth Mulligan, and Frances Leyse.
  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with burial in the church cemetery. Visiting hours are 2-9 p.m. Tuesday in Haggard and Armes Funeral Home, Decatur, and 10-11 a.m. Wednesday in the church. Preferred memorials are to the Pleasant Dale church's Care and Share Fund or Crossroads Children's Home in Fort Wayne.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XCIII, No. 30   Monday, February 6, 1995.   p. 2, col. 1.

Ralph V. Leyse, 80
  Ralph V. Leyse, 80, of rural Decatur, died at 11:50 p.m. Sunday at Adams County Memorial Hospital.
  Born March 3, 1914 in Adams County, he was a son of Samuel J. and Katherine Oehler Leyse. His marriage April 28, 1950 was to Ellen Beer, who survives.
  Mr. Leyse was a farmer and retired butcher, having worked at Gerber's Grocery and Heyerly Grocery. He was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  In addition to the wife, surviving are two sons, Dean F. Leyse of Lafayette, La., and Dennis L. Leyse of Decatur; a daughter, Mrs. Jeff (Gretchen) Hatchett of Elgin, Ill.; and five grandchildren.
  Rites will be officiated by Rev. Norman Replogle at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Haggard & Armes Funeral Home, and one hour prior to rites at the church.
  Burial will be in the church cemetery.
  Memorials to the Pleasant Dale Share and Care Fund or Crossroads Fort Wayne Childrens Home.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. 66 No. 83   Monday, February 6, 1995   p. 3, col. 1.

[gravestone of Joy Marie Hirschy] 403. pd1525   Joy Marie HIRSCHY May 17, 1988 Jesus said, "Let the little / children come to me."
[small gray granite block on concrete footing]

Services Friday for Infant Daughter of Arnold Hirschys
  Joy Marie Hirschy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold B. (Jane A. Warren) Hirschy of Decatur Route 2, was stillborn at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday at Parkview Hospital.
  Surviving, in addition to the parents, are a sister, Ann Crystal Hirschy, at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John (Doris Ann) Warren of Lafayette and Mr. and Mrs. Bruce (Alice) Hirschy of Decatur, and a great-grandmother, Mrs. Ruth Hirschy of Sturgis, Mich.
  Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, where calling will be one-half hour before the rites. Rev. Norman Replogle will officiate, and burial will be in the church cemetery.
  Winteregg-Linn and Haggard Funeral Home at Decatur is in charge of the arrangements.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LVII No. 169   Thursday, May 19, 1988   p. 3, col. 1.

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[gravestone of Lloyd and Louise Miller] 404. pd1526   MILLER Lloyd E. Nov. 4, 1917 Louise E. July 28, 1919 Aug. 21, 2001
[upright red granite on red granite base]

Obituaries
Louise E. Miller
  Louise E. Miller, 82, Decatur, died at 8:20 p.m. Tuesday in Woodcrest Nursing Center.
  Funeral arrangements are pending at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. XCIX, NO. 198,   Wednesday, August 22, 2001.   p. 2A, col. 1.

[gravestone of Russel and Marie Mitchel] 405. pd1527   MITCHEL Russel E. "Gene" 1930 ____ (Dec. 19, 1951 date over two rings) Marie J. (Landis) 1929 - 1996
[gray granite slant on new concrete footing]
Marie J. Mitchel   Marie J. Mitchel, 67, rural Decatur, died at 5:15 a.m. Saturday in Adams County Memorial Hospital after a long illness.
  She was born on January 18, 1929 in Decatur to Earl S. and Bertha Fugate Landis and married Russel E. "Gene" Mitchel on December 19, 1951. He survives.
  She was a homemaker and owner-operator of a beauty shop at her home for many years. A member of Decatur Church of God and a former Sunday School teacher, Mrs. Mitchel also was a former leader of a boys' 4-H club in Kirkland Township.
  Other survivors are four sons, Alvin Mitchel, rural Amboy; Michael and Scott Mitchel, both of rural Decatur; and Troy Mitchel, rural Berne; five brothers, Arthur and Willard Landis, both of Decatur; Herman and Cleo Landis, both of Columbia City; and Clifford Landis, Monroe; a sister, Ruth Landis, Decatur; and 10 grandchildren.
  Three brothers are deceased; Harvey, Leonard, and Homer Landis.
  Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Decatur Church of God, with burial in Pleasant Dale Cemetery, rural Decatur. Visiting hours are until 8 p.m. today in Zwick-Sefton and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur, and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the church.
  Preferred memorials are to the church or to Family Hospice of Northeast Indiana.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XCIV, No. 284 Decatur, Indiana, 46733 Monday, December 2, 1996 p.2, col.1

[gravestone of Bruce and Alice Hirschy] 406. pd1528   HIRSCHY Married July 8, 1951
Bruce D. 1932 - 1998 Alice F 1934 ________
[east side inscription]
Our Children Rosemary Arnold Roger Stacy
[west side inscription]
[red upright]

Obituaries
Bruce D. Hirschy
  Bruce D. Hirschy, 66, 2951 W. US 224, Decatur, died at 4:18 a.m. Thursday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
  An Adams County native, he was born to Gilbert and Isadora Winteregg Hirschy on February 24, 1932. He married Alice F. Hirschy on July 8, 1951; she survives.
  Mr. Hirschy was a member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren. He was employed with U.S. Rubber for nine years and was a self-employed truck driver for 10 years.
  He had also worked with Riverside Warehouse in Craigville and served the Adams County Co-op for 21 years, 13 of which he was manager of the Decatur Agriculture Center. He also delivered LP gas for eight years.
  In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter, Rosemary J. Love, Monroe; three sons, Arnold B. Hirschy of Decatur, Roger D. Hirschy of Winchester, Stacy E. Hirschy of Decatur; three brothers, Kenneth E. Hirschy of Decatur, Donald W. Hirschy of Decatur, Dale F. Hirschy of Gilford, New Hampshire; five sisters, Mrs. Harry (Helen) Grossnickle of Wabash, Mrs. Joseph (Eleanora) Pietraroia of Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. Fred (Ruth Ann) Bubp of Portland, Mrs. Roy (Dorthea) Leimkuehler of Stuart, Fla., Mrs. Roy (Betty) Benson, Portland of Oregon; nine grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by a sister, Colleta Hirschy, and a granddaughter.
  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visiting hours are 12-3 and 5-8 p.m. Sunday at Haggard & Sefton Funeral Home and one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials are to the church.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL.: XCVI NO: 121   Friday, May 22, 1998   p. 2, col. 1.

[gravestone of Wayne L Miller] 407. pd1529   Wayne L Miller Apr. 13, 1943 Sept. 12, 2000
[gray block]

Wayne L. Miller
  Wayne L. Miller, 57, Marion, died in Marion General Hospital Tuesday.
  Among survivors are his stepfather and mother, Lloyd and Louise Miller of Monroe; a brother; and three sisters, including Mrs. Rick (Donna) Breisch of Decatur.
  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Owen-Weilert- Duncan Funeral Home, Marion, with burial and a graveside service at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in Pleasant Dale Cemetery, rural Decatur.
  Visitation is 10-11 a.m. Tuesday.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL.: XCVIII NO: 218   Thursday, September 14, 2000   p. 2A, col. 1.

[gravestone of Adrian B. Sprunger] 408. pd1530   Adrian B. Sprunger
[upright]
wife, Mary Lou Sprunger, daughter of Sara and Harold Barger
Adrian B. Sprunger
  Adrian B. Sprunger, 82, died on July 7, 2012, at Good Shepherd Hospice in Auburndale, Florida.
  Adrian was born on December 13, 1929, in Berne, to the late Noah and Amelia (Badertscher) Sprunger.
  On June 10, 1950, he married the former Mary Lou Barger. Raised in Adams County, Adrian attended and graduated from Monroe High School. Upon graduation, he went to Bob Jones University, graduating in 1952 with a bachelor's degree in theology. He pastored churches in Pennsylvania, Indiana, Michigan and Missouri for over 50 years. Upon returning he occasionally filled the pulpit for many pastors. His greatest desire was that the lost would come to know Jesus as their Savior.
  In 2006, he and his wife moved permanently to Florida.
  He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Mary Lou Sprunger of Dundee, Fla.; his three children , Cheryl (John) Moore of Seymour, Ind; Thomas (Becky) Sprunger of Rochester, Minn.; and Douglas (Teresa) Sprunger of Seymour; 15 grandchildren, 20 great- grandchildren; three sisters, Helen Buckingham, Kathryn Sprunger and Marjorie Gaskill; a brother, Stanley Sprunger; and many nieces and nephews.
  He was preceded in death by a brother, Roger.
  Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
  Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 13, at Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, Pastor Jay Carter and Pastor Jeff Gaskill will be officiating.
  Burial will take place in Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Preferred memorials are to Good Shepherd Hospice- Auburndale, Fla.
  Online condolences may be made at www.haggardandsefton.com.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. CX, NO. 162,   Wednesday, July 11, 2012   p. 3A, col. 1&2.


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[gravestone of Hulda and John Leyse] 408. pd1601   LEYSE Hulda I. 1918 - ____ Thy will be done John A. 1917 - 1977
[upright polished rose colored granite on polished rose colored granite base]

Obituaries
John A. Leyse
  John A. Leyse, 60, route 4, Decatur, a prominent resident of Kirkland Township, died at 7:10 a.m. Friday at St. Vincent's Hospital, Indianapolis.
  He had been hospitalized there since November 8 and recently underwent open heart surgery.
  A member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, Mr. Leyse held various offices and was a member of the Welcome Sunday School class.
  Employed at a mechanic for Thertron Products, Inc., Fort Wayne, he was also engaged in farming. He was a member of the Tri State Gasoline Engine Association.
  Born in Kirkland Township on August 30, 1917, he was the son of Samuel and Catherine Voight-Leyse, and was married on April 5, 1942 to Hulda Steury, who survives.
  Also surviving are two children, Michael J. Leyse, route 4, Decatur; Sally Jo Leyse, Van Buren, Ind.; four sisters, Mrs. Floyd (Ruth) Gahmen (sic), New York, N.Y.; Mrs. Frank (Nora) Arnold, Decatur; Mrs. Lowell (Mable) Arnold, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Elizabeth Mulligan, St. Louis, Mo.; one brother, Ralph V. Leyse, route 4, Decatur; and three grandchildren, Troy, Jon and Tammy Leyse. One sister, Frances, preceded him in death.
  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with Rev. Dwight Hargett officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery. Friends may call at the Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral Home after 7 p.m. today. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to funeral services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXXIV, No. 296   Saturday, December 17, 1977.   p. 7, col. 1, 2.

John Leyse, 60, Dies After Open Heart Surgery
  John Alden Leyse, 60, of Decatur Route 4 died at 7:10 a.m. Friday at St. Vincent's Hospital in Indianapolis, where he had been a patient since Nov. 9 when he submitted to open heart surgery at the hospital. He resided in Kirkland Twp. with his wife.
  Following the heart surgery, complications developed and he had been in serious to critical condition since. Additional surgery was performed two or three times following the heart surgery.
  Mr. Leyse was head maintenance man at Thermtron Products Inc. located at Baer Field and had been with this company for many years.
  He was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Mr. Leyse was born Aug. 30, 1917 and was a son of Samuel and Catherine Oehler Leyse. He was married to Hulda Steury in April of 1942.
  Also surviving are a son, Michael, of Decatur Route 4; a daughter, Sally, a teacher and girls' basketball coach at Marion High School; a brother, Ralph Leyse, of Decatur Route 4; four sisters, Mrs. Floyd (Ruth) Gahman, of New York City; Elizabeth Mulligan of St. Louis, Mo.; Mrs. Lowell (Mabel) Arnold of Fort Wayne and Mrs. Frank (Nora) Arnold of Decatur and three grandchildren.
  Mr. Leyse was the brother-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Schwartz of Berne.
  Calling will be after 7 p.m. today and all day Sunday at the Winteregg-Linn-Haggard Funeral home in Decatur.
  The body will be taken at 9:30 a.m. Monday to the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren for services at 10:30 a.m.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XLVIII No. 40   Saturday, December 17, 1977   p. 3, col. 3.

[gravestone of Sally Jo Leyse] 409. pd1602   Leyse Sally Jo Nov 21, 1950
[upright polished rose colored granite on polished rose colored granite base]

[gravestone of William and Eileen A Rice] 410. pd1603   RICE Eileen A 1912 - 2000 William 'Ed' 1915 - 2002
sweethearts forever
[upright grey granite on grey granite base]

OBITUARIES
William E. Rice
  William E. "Ed" Rice, 86, Decatur, died at 12:50 p.m. Sunday in Woodcrest Nursing Center.
  He was born on October 24, 1915 in Decatur to Benjamin and Bertha Bishoff Rice and married Eileen Zimmerman; she died on February 10, 2000.
  He retired after almost 32 years at the International Harvester plant in Fort Wayne and was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur and Moose Lodge 242 in Bluffton.
  He also played with his uncle, the late Bob Rice of Decatur, in bands during the Big Band Era of the 1930s and 1940s. Later, he and his wife were musicians at dances conducted by Elks and Moose lodges.
  Surviving are a son, Gordon L. Rice of Beverly Hills, Michigan; two sisters, Bertha O'Dell of Mishawaka and Norma Jean Mill of Wyatt, Indiana; two brothers, Victor Rice of Lakeville, Indiana, and Ferdien Reidenbach of Wanatah, Indiana; three grandchildren; and seven great- grandchildren.
  A sister and a brother are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur, with burial in Pleasant Dale Cemetery, rural Decatur.
  Visiting hours are 5-8 p.m. today.
  Preferred memorials are to the church.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. XCVX, NO. 172,   Tuesday, July 23, 2002   p. 2A, c. 1.

Eileen A. Rice
  Eileen A. Rice, 88, 916 Walnut St., died at 4:47 p.m. Thursday in Adams County Memorial Hospital.
  She was born in Decatur to Milton and Opal Landis Zimmerman and married William E. Rice, who survives.
  She was a lifelong resident of Decatur, a homemaker, and a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Decatur and its Missionary Society.
  She was also a member of the auxiliary at Moose Lodge 1311 in Decatur; a charter member of the auxiliary at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6236 in Decatur; a member of the auxiliary at American Legion Post 43 in Decatur; and a member of the Antoine Rivarre Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Adams County. She served on the Adams County Election Board for many years.
  Other survivors are a son, Gordon L. Rice of Beverly Hills, Michigan; two brothers, Walter "Bike" and Avon Zimmerman, both of Decatur; three sisters, Sue Wagoner (sic) of Fort Wayne, Phyllis Fairchild of Decatur, and Mrs. Victor (Verena) Rice of Lakeville, Indiana; three grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren.
  Deceased are two brothers, Gerald and Greg Zimmerman, and four sisters, Janice Zimmerman, Jennie McAlhaney, Evelyn Arnold, and Charlotte Jurt.
  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur, with burial in Pleasant Dale Cemetery, rural Decatur.
  Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Sunday in First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Decatur and 1-2 p.m. Monday.
  Preferred memorials are to the church or to the Daughters of the American Revolution.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. XCVIII, NO. 37,   Saturday, February 12, 2000   p. 2A, c. 3 & 4.

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[gravestone of Douglas Lee Fairchild] 411. pd1604   Douglas Lee FAIRCHILD 1990 - 1990
[Haggard & Armes metal grave marker from 1998 reading replaced by small upright grey granite on grey granite base]

Deaths
Grandson of Bluffton Resident Dies At 10 Days; Services Set
  The grandson of a Bluffton resident, Douglas Lee Fairchild, 10 days old, died at 10:23 p.m. Monday at Parkview Hospital.
  Surving are his parents, Walter L. and Jill C. Fairchild; two brothers, Dennis and Walter, at home; grandparents, Walter "Shorty" and Phyllis Fairchild of Geneva, Connie Bogner of Bluffton, and Alan and Linda Bogner of Fort Wayne; and great- grandparents, Richard and Flossie Bogner of Decatur, and Thurman and Sarah Douglas of Berne.
  Graveside services at 2 p.m. Thursday will be at Pleasant Dale Cemetery in Adams County.
  Arrangements were made by Haggard & Armes Funeral Home, Decatur.
  Preferred forms of memorial are to the Parkview Hospital Neonatal Unit.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LX No. 36   Wednesday, December 12, 1990   p. 3, col. 1.

[gravestone of Phyllis and Walter Fairchild] 412. pd1605   FAIRCHILD Phyllis J. 1926 ____ Walter L. Sr. 1926 - 1991
[west side inscription]
Fairchild Our Children: Dennis L., Walter L. Jr., LaVonne O., Tina M., Daniel L., Barry N.
[east side inscription on upright rose colored granite on rose colored granite base]
Walter L FAIRCHILD US Navy World War II Apr 4 1926 - Nov 12 1991
[brass plaque embedded in concrete over grave with U.S. flag in Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States holder]

Obituaries
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Walter Fairchild
  Walter I. "Shorty" Fairchild, 65, Geneva, died at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Department of Veterans' Affairs Hospital, Fort Wayne.
  He was born on April 4, 1926 in Adams County to Thomas L. and Rose Scott Fairchild and married Phyllis Zimmerman on November 22, 1946. She survives.
  He retired in 1982 from Adams Distributing Co. in Decatur and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy during World War II. At the time of his death, he was commander of Geneva's post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member of Adams Post 43 of the American Legion.
  Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. David M. (Tina) Anderson, Marquette, Michigan; four sons, Dennis L., Daniel L., Walter L., and Barry N. Fairchild, all of Decatur; two sisters, Mrs. Ralph (Helen) Martin and Mrs. Orval (Dora M.) Dailey, both of Decatur; one brother, Richard A. Fairchild, Decatur; and seven grandchildren. Deceased are a brother, Vernon Fairchild; two sisters, Catherine Fairchild and Ireta Thornton; a daughter, La Vonne; and a great- grandson.
  Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Haggard and Armes Funeral Home, Decatur, Rev. Norman L. Replogle officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery, with military graveside rites by Geneva's VFW Post. Visiting hours are 7-9 p.m. Thursday and 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXXIX, NO. 268   Wednesday, November 13, 1991   p. 2, col. 1.

OBITUARIES
Phyllis J. Fairchild
  Phyllis J. Fairchild, 78, of Decatur, died Friday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
  A complete obituary notice will be published in Monday's edition, but visitation has already been set for 2- 8 p.m. Monday in Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. CII, NO. 267,   Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005   p. 2A, col. 1.

Phyllis J. Fairchild
  Phyllis J. Fairchild, 78, Decatur, died Friday in Adams Memorial Hospital.
  She was born on December 9, 1926, in Decatur to C.M. and Opal Landis Zimmerman.
  She married Walter L. "Shorty" Fairchild on November 22, 1946; he died on November 12, 1991.
  She was a homemaker who was [a] member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren in rural Decatur. She was a member of the auxiliary units at American Legion Post 43 in Decatur and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1421 in Waynedale, Indiana.
  Surviving are four sons, Dennis L. Fairchild of Berne and Daniel L. Fairchild, Barry N. Fairchild, and Walter L. Fairchild Jr., all of Decatur; a daughter, Mrs. David (Tina M.) Anderson, of Monroeville; a brother, Walter "Bike" Zimmerman of Decatur; two sisters, Sue Wagoner of Fort Wayne and Verena Rice of Lakeville, Indiana; 11 grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
  A daughter, a grandson, five sisters, and three brothers are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, with burial in Pleasant Dale Cemetery, rural Decatur.
  Visiting hours are until 8 p.m. today in Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home.
  Preferred memorials are to the donor's choice.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL> CII, NO. 268,   Monday, Nov. 14, 2005   p. 2A, col. 1.

[gravestone of LaVonne O. Fairchild] 413. pd1606   Daughter LaVonne O. FAIRCHILD 1952 - 1977
[upright rose colored granite on rose colored granite base resting on common concrete footing with Phyllis and Walter]

Obituaries
(See page5A)
LaVonne O. Fairchild
  LaVonne O. Fairchild, 25, of route 3, Decatur, died Tuesday evening at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXXIV, NO. 87   [Wednesday,] April 13, 1977   p. 1, col. 6.

LaVonne O. Fairchild
  LaVonne O. Fairchild, 25, of route 3, Decatur, died at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne, following an extended illness.
  She was employed at F. McConnell & Sons.
  Born in Decatur on Feb. 9, 1952, she was the daughter of Walter L. and Phyllis Zimmerman-Fairchild.
  Survivors include the parents of route 3, Decatur; one sister, Tina Marie Fairchild, route 3, Decatur; four brothers, Dennis L. Fairchild, Decatur; Daniel L. Fairchild, route 3, Decatur; Walter L. Fairchild, Jr., route 3, Decatur, and Barry N. Fairchild, route 3, Decatur.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral Home, with Rev. Winston Ledbetter officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today. Preferred memorials are to the Cancer Fund.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXIV, NO. 87   [Wednesday,] April 13, 1977   p. 5A, col. 4.

[gravestone of Anna and Elmer Debolt] 414. pd1607   DEBOLT Anna (Betty) 1921 - 1974 Elmer L. 1909 - ____
[upright red granite on red granite base]

DeBolt rites set Saturday
  Mrs. Anna Louise "Betty" DeBolt, 53, of Bear Lake, sister of two Decatur residents, died at 1:05 a.m. yesterday in Lutheran hospital after an extended illness. She had retired from the Fort Wayne General Electric Co. after working there 22 years as an inspector. She formerly lived on the Bluffton Road.
  She was a member of the Anthony Wayne Church of God.
  Surviving are her husband, Elmer; two daughters, Debby Merritt, Harpster, O., and Patty Downey, Tampa, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Norman Plough, Uniondale, and Mrs. Carolyn Yager, Ossian; a stepson, Larry DeBolt, Silver Creek; her father, Brandon Lash, Craigville; two sisters, Miss Jean Lash and Mrs. Isabel Chronister, both of Decatur; and two brothers, Charles Lash, of Brook, and Don Lash, of Marshall.
  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Anthony Wayne Church of God. Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Elzey Home for Funerals, Waynedale. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale cemetery in Adams county. Preferred memorials are contributions to the Gideons or the Winebrenner Theological Seminary in Ohio.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXII NO. 258.   Friday, November 1, 1974   p. 1, col. 7.

[gravestone of Verrea and Walter Zimmerman] 415. pd1608   ZIMMERMAN Verrea I. 1918 - 1986 Walter (Bike) 1916 - ____
[west side inscription]
Our Children C. Rolland, Arlene, Gloria, Pansy, Paula, Marshall, W. Rick, Tracy
[east side inscription on upright polished black granite on polished black granite base]

OBITUARIES
Walter Zimmerman
  Walter "Bike" Zimmerman, 89, Decatur, died on Thursday at home.
  Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. CIV, NO. 4,   Friday, Jan. 6, 2006   p. 3A, col. 1.

OBITUARIES
Walter R. Zimmerman
  Walter R. "Bike" Zimmerman, 89, rural Decatur, died Thursday at home.
  He was born on May 8, 1916, in Adams County to Milton and Opal Landis Zimmerman.
  He married Verrea I. Roth on April 14, 1938; she died on September 12, 1986.
  He was a retired farmer who also retired from the former General Electric Co. plant in Decatur. He was a member of American Legion Post 43 in Decatur and attended Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, rural Decatur.
  Surviving are four sons, Rollie, Marshal, Rick, and Tracy Zimmerman, all of Decatur; two daughters, Pansy Hullinger and Paula Zimmerman, both of Decatur; two sisters, Sue Waggoner of Fort Wayne and Verena Rice of South Bend; 23 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
  Two daughters, three brothers, six sisters and a grandchild are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, with burial in the cemetery at Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Visiting hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.
  Preferred memorials are to the church or to Family Hospice of Northeast Indiana, at Berne.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. CIV, NO. 5,   Saturday, Jan. 7, 2006   p. 3A, col 1.

Verrea I. Zimmerman
  Verrea I. Zimmerman, 68, route 2, Decatur, died at 11:30 a.m. Friday at her residence, following an extended illness.
  She was a member of the Decatur Church of God. Born in Kirkland Township on Nov. 26, 1918, she was the daughter of Albert and Elva Barger-Roth, and was married to Walter (Bike) Zimmerman on April 14, 1938, in Richmond; he survives.
  Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Glen (Arlene) Stickler, Mrs. Pansy M. Hullinger, and Mrs. Paula Bebout, all of the Decatur area; four sons, C. Rolland, Ricky, and Tracy, all of the Decatur area, and Marshall O. of Monroe; one sister, Mrs. Earl (Donna) Habegger, Berne; three brothers, Floyd Roth, Monroe; Lloyd Roth, Albion; and Dwight Roth of near Decatur; 22 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by one daughter, Gloria Bienz, on Dec. 27, 1983, and by three brothers and one grandson, Deon.
  Services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Decatur Church of God, Rev. Kenneth Mishler and Rev. Maurice Hodge officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery. The body will lie in state one hour prior to services at the church. Friends may call at Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral Home after 10 a.m. Sunday. Memorials are to the church or to the Adams County Home Health Care.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXXXIV, No. 216   Saturday, September 13, 1986   p. 10, col. 1.

Mrs. Walter Zimmerman, 64, Dies Of Cancer; Funeral Rites Monday
  A resident of Decatur Route 2, Mrs. Walter (Verrea I.) Zimmerman, 68, died at 11:30 a.m. Friday at her home following an extended illness due to cancer.
  A member of the Decatur Church of God, Mrs. Zimmerman was born Nov. 26, 1918 in Adams County to Albert and Elva Barger Roth. Her marriage to Walter "Bike" Zimmerman, who survives, too place April 14, 1938 in Richmond.
  Other survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Glen (Arlene) Strickler, Mrs. Pansy Hullinger and Mrs. Paula Bebout, all of Decatur; four sons, Rolland Zimmerman, Ricky Zimmerman and Tracy Zimmerman, all of Decatur, and Marshall Zimmerman of Monroe; a sister, Mrs. Earl (Donna) Habegger of Berne; three brothers, Floyd Roth of Monroe, Lloyd Roth of Albion and Dwight Roth of Decatur, 22 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
  After 10 a.m. Sunday friends will be received at the Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral Home in Decatur.
  At 9:30 a.m. Monday the body will be taken to the Decatur Church of God for services there at 10:30 a.m. in charge of Rev. Kenneth Mishler and Rev. Maurice Hodge.
  Preferred memorials are to the Decatur Church of God or to the Adams County Home Health Care.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LVI No. 266   Saturday, September 13, 1986   p. 3, col. 1.

[gravestone of Isabelle and Robert Chronister] 416. pd1609   CHRONISTER Isabelle N 1915 - 1990 Robert M 1901 - 1984
[upright polished red granite on polished red granite base]

Robert Chronister Dies at 83 After 6-Month Serious Illness
  Decatur resident, Robert M. Chronister, 83, died at noon Monday in the home of a son, Ron Chronister, in Fort Wayne where he had resided the past six months while seriously ill.
  A member of the Pleasantdale Church of the Brethren, Mr. Chronister was born Feb. 17, 1901 in Adams County to Edward and Jessie Zimmerman Chronister. His marriage to Isabelle M. Lash, who survives, took place Aug. 8, 1942.
  Surviving, in addition to the wife and son, are another son, Robert E. Chronister of Fort Wayne, and four grandchildren.
  From 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today friends will be received at the Winteregg-Linn and Haggard Funeral Home in Decatur.
  At 9 a.m. Wednesday the body will be taken to the Pleasantdale Church of the Brethren for services at 10 a.m. in charge of Rev. Norman L. Replogle. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LIV No. 207   Tuesday, July 3, 1984   p. 3, col. 1.

Nora I. Chronister
  Nora I. Chronister, 74, died at 8:20 p.m. Thursday at Parkview Memorial Hospital in Fort Wayne. She formerly resided at 388 Stevenson St. in Decatur and most recently resided in Lawton Park Nursing Home, Fort Wayne.
  Arrangements are pending at Haggard & Armes Funeral Home.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXXVIII, NO. 40   Friday, February 16, 1990   p. 2, col. 2.

Nora I. Chronister
  Nora I. Chronister, 74, Fort Wayne, a former Decatur resident, died at 8:20 p.m. Thursday in Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne.
  She was born on June 30, 1915 in Wells County to Brandon and Pearl Landis Lash and married Robert Chronister Sr. on August 8, 1942; he died on July 2, 1984. She was a member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Surviving are two sons, Robert Chronister, Yoder, and Ronald Chronister, Fort Wayne; two brothers, Don Lash, Crawfordsville, and Charlie Lash, Brook, Indiana; one sister, Jean Lash, Fort Wayne; and five grandchildren.
  Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Monday in Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, Rev. Norman Replogle officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visiting hours at Haggard and Armes Funeral Home are 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday; there is visitation at the church from 10-11 p.m. [s/b a.m.] Monday. Preferred memorials are to the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren Building Fund.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXXVIII, NO. 41   Saturday, February 17, 1990   p. 2, col. 1.

[gravestone of Gladys and Earl Arnold] 417. pd1610   ARNOLD Gladys Kline 1901 - 1973 Earl E. 1897 - 1976
[upright polished gray granite on polished gray granite base]
Earl E. Arnold
  Earl E. Arnold, 79, 437 South First St., a retired farmer, died at 6:40 p.m. Thursday at the Decatur Community Care Center, following an extended illness.
  Mrs. (sic) Arnold was a member of the St. Luke's United Church of Christ.
  Born in Kirkland township on Feb. 4, 1897, he was the son of Albert and Caroline Kruetzman-Arnold, and was united in marriage in 1916 to Gladys P. Kline. She preceded him in death on Sept. 11, 1973.
  Survivors include four children, Mrs. David (Violet) Smith, Decatur; Dwight R. Arnold, Port Charlotte, Fla.; Carol E. Arnold, Fort Wayne; Von D. Arnold, route 4, Bluffton; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. One sister preceded him in death.
  Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral Home, with Rev. Kent J. Ulery officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXXIV, No. 85 Friday, April 9, 1976. p.5, col.3.

Von Arnold's Father Dies
  Father of Von D. Arnold of Bluffton Route 4, Earl E. Arnold, 79, of Decatur died at 6:40 p.m. Thursday at Decatur Community Care Center following an extended illness.
  A retired farmer, he was a member of the St. Luke's United Methodist Church.
  Born Feb. 4, 1897 in Adams County, he was a son of Albert and Caroline Kruetzman Arnold. His marriage to Gladys Kline, who died Sept. 11, 1973, took place in 1916.
  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. David (Violet) Smith of Decatur; two other sons, Dwight R. of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Carl E. of Fort Wayne, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
  Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Winteregg-Linn and Haggard Funeral Home in Decatur, where services at 2 p.m. Saturday will be in charge of Rev. Kent Ulrey. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XLVI No. 135   Friday, April 9, 1976   p. 3, col. 3.

Gladys P. Arnold dies at hospital
  Mrs. Gladys P. Arnold, 72, of 437 South First street, wife of Earl E. Arnold, died at 8:35 a.m. today at the Adams county memorial hospital, where she had been hospitalized two weeks.
  She lived in Adams county 56 years and in Decatur the past nine years.
  She was a member of the St. Luke's United Church of Christ.
  Born in Newton county, Ind., on March 11, 1901, she was the daughter of John and Addie Peck-Kline, and was married in 1916 to Earl E. Arnold, who survives.
  Also surviving are four children, Mrs. David (Violet) Smith of Decatur; Dwight R. Arnold of Port Charlotte, Fla.; Carl E. Arnold of Fort Wayne; Von D. Arnold of rural route, Bluffton; and nine grandchildren. Two sisters and three brothers preceded her in death.
  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Winteregg-Linn funeral home, with Rev. John D. Dulin officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale cemetery. Friends may call at the Winteregg-Linn funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXI NO. 214,   Tuesday, September 11, 1973   p. 1, col. 6.

[gravestone of Violet and David Smith] 418. pd1611   SMITH Violet Arnold 1918 ____ David Ralph 1922 ____
[upright polished black marble on polished black marble base]

David R. Smith>
  David R. Smith, 84, of Decatur, died Saturday at home.
  He was born in Adams County on June 18, 1922, to John W. "Jack" and Anna A. Oakley Smith.
  He married Violet L. Arnold on June 28, 1941; she survives.
  He worked almost 30 years for the U.S. Postal Service and also own and operated Smith Scrap Iron Co. in Decatur. He was a member of St. Luke United Church of Christ in rural Decatur.
  He was a life member of American Legion Post 43 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6236, both in Decatur, as well as of the Disabled American Veterans and the Society of the Third Infantry Division. He was also a member of the Indiana Volunteer Firemen's Association and the Indiana chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.
  During World War II, he was an infantryman in the U.S. Army, winning a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.
  Other survivors are two sons, David G. Smith of Sturgis, Michigan, and Ronald A. Smith of Decatur; a brother, Robert E. Smith Dague, address unavailable; a stepsister, Betty Wulliman of Berne; a stepbrother, Elmer Graber of Berne; four grandchildren; and five great-granddaughters.
  Two sisters and two brothers are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, with burial in Pleasant Dale Cemetery, rural Decatur, including military graveside rites by the color guard from American Legion Post 43.
  Visiting hours are 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday.
  Preferred memorials are to Family Hospice of Northeast Indiana, at Berne; Adams County Home Health Care; or the cancer fund at James Whitcomb Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. CIV, NO. 166,   Monday, July 17, 2006   p. 3A, col. 1&2.

Violet L. Smith   Violet "Vi" Lucille Arnold Smith, 94, Decatur, died Thursday, January 10, 2013, at Woodcrest Nursing Center.
  Vi was born in Adams County on May 21, 1918, to the late Earl and Gladys (Kline) Arnold.
  On June 15, 1941, she married David R. Smith in Kentland, Ind.; he died in 2006.
  As a young woman, Vi was a pioneer in girls sports. During high school she was a member of the boys' teams, as there were no girls' teams at the time. She high-jumped, broad-jumped, and played basketball and softball. She graduated from Kirkland High School in 1937.
  After high school, her passion for sports continued, and she played on the GE basketball and softball teams. She began bowling in the 1940s and continued into the 1980s. She could be found at the bowling alley four nights a week. She was an inaugural member of the Adams County Bowling Hall of Fame. In her golden years, she loved to watch sports on TV, primarily women's and men's basketball.
  She was a member at St. Luke Church of rural Decatur, Boy Scouts as a Cub Scouts leader, DAV, and Women's Auxiliary.
  She will be remembered for her love of family, her flower and vegetable gardens, passion for sports, and sewing quilts for the many new babies of her church, family and friends.
  Among survivors are two sons, David G. (Sharon) Smith of Sturgis, Mich., and Ronald A. (Teresa) Smith of Decatur; four grandchildren, Geoffrey (Stephanie) Smith, Kristina (Jeremiah) Randall, both of Sturgis, Mich., Christiana (Jason) Doolen of Las Vegas, Nev., and Zachary Smith of Fort Wayne; and eight great- grandchildren.
  Vi was preceded in death by three younger brothers, Dwight Arnold, Carl Arnold, and Von Arnold.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 18, at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home. Pastor Michael Wertenberger will be officiating.
  Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Online condolences may be made at www.haggardandsefton.com.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. CXI, NO. 13,   Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013   p. 3A, col. 1.


[gravestone of Betty and Lloyd Leimenstoll] 419. pd1612   LEIMENSTOLL Betty M. 1924 ____ Lloyd F. 1916 - 1975
[upright polished red granite on polished red granite base]

Lloyd Leimenstoll
  Lloyd (Boob) Leimenstoll, 58, a route 4, Decatur resident, died unexpectedly shortly after noon Monday at his home.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXXIII No. 59,   Tuesday, March 11, 1975.   p. 1, col. 8.

Obituaries Lloyd Leimenstoll   Lloyd (Boob) Leimenstoll, 58, who resided on route 4, Decatur (the Adams-Wells county line), passed away unexpectedly at 12:45 p.m. Monday at his home, following an illness of a few months.
  Mr. Leimenstoll, who attended Holiness Mission Church at Bluffton, was a farmer and part-time employee of Gerber Locker Co., Craigville.
  Born in September of 1916 in Kirkland township to Charles and Attaway Barton-Leimenstoll, he was married in November of 1953 to Betty Meyers, who survives, as does a daughter, Karen, at home. Other survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Mary Fell of Decatur, Mrs. Martha Crozier of Craigville, and Mrs. Ralph (Mildred) Straw of route 1, Craigville; and one brother, Rev. Walter Leimenstoll of Uniondale. One brother and three sisters are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Zwick Funeral Home, Rev. Donald Cassady of Westfield, Ind. in charge. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXXIII No. 59, Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Tuesday, March 11, 1975. p.4, col.6.

Betty M. Leimenstoll Beitler, 87
  Betty M. Leimenstoll Beitler, 87, of Decatur, died Friday, April 27, 2012, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne.
  Betty was born in Adams County, on July 17, 1924, to John and Irene (Denny) Myers. On Nov. 8, 1953, she married Lloyd Leimenstoll; he died March 10, 1975. Then, on Aug. 5, 1981, she married Harry Beitler; he died May, 1991.
  Betty was a member of the Decatur Church of God. She was a homemaker and worked as a cashier for Kroger and Gerber Locker in Craigville.
  Surviving relatives include a daughter, Karen (Dan) Eckelbarger of Craigville; three step children, Patricia (Harold) Arnold of Monroe, Judy (Michael) Haney of Kendalville and Robert Beitler of Pendleton; a sister, Arlene (Kenneth) Nash of Joplin, Mo.; and three grand- children, Mathew (Megan), Ashley and Aaron Eckel- barger, all of Craigville.
  Betty was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Foltz.
  Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 28, and from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at the Haggard- Sefton and Hirschy Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at the funeral home, with Pastor Dan Eckelbarger, Mathew Eckelbarger and Jerry Hurst officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery in rural Decatur.
  Preferred memorials are to Visiting Nurse and Hos- pice Home.
  Online condolences: www.haggardandsefton.com
Bluffton Indiana: The News-Banner   Vol. 83 No. 152   Saturday April 28, 2012   p. 3, col. 1.


[gravestone of Georgia and Paul Arnold] 420. pd1613   ARNOLD Georgia A. 1920 ____ Paul E. 1918 - 2001
[west side inscription]
Arnold Our Children: Barbara, Dennis, Ronald
[east side inscription on upright polished gray granite on polished gray granite base]
{Georgia Yaney member at PD, married Paul who then joined church.}

Paul E. Arnold
  Paul E. Arnold, 83, rural Decatur, died at 7:45 p.m. Thursday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
  He was born on April 2, 1918 in Adams County to Edward E. and Eliza P. Johnston Arnold and married Georgia Yaney on April 22, 1939. She survives.
  He retired in 1991 as a farmer in Kirkland Township and was a member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, rural Decatur, and its Welcome Sunday School class and Cemetery Board.
  Other survivors are two sons, Dennis P. Arnold of Constantine, Michigan and Ron K. Arnold of Decatur; a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Barbara C.) Lewton of Topeka; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
  Two brothers are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at noon Monday in Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with burial in the church cemetery.
  Visiting hours are 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday in Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur, and 11 a.m.-noon Monday in the church.
  Preferred memorials are to the building fund at the church.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. XCIX, NO. 266,   Saturday, November 10, 2001   p. 2A, col. 1 & 2.

[gravestone of Norma and Carl Arnold] 421. pd1614   ARNOLD Norma J. 1926 - ____ Carl E. 1922 - 1990
east side inscription: Arnold Our Children: Gary, Thomas
[upright polished gray granite on polished gray granite base]

Carl E. Arnold
  Carl E. Arnold, 67, Fort Wayne, a native of Adams County, died Saturday at home.
  He was born in Adams County to Earl and Gladys Kline Arnold and married Norma J. Warner, who survives. He retired in 1985 as a foreman at Zollner Corp. after a 43-year career.
  Other survivors include two sons and a sister, Violet Smith, 223 S. 7th St. Two brothers, Dwight and Von Arnold are deceased.
  Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday in C.M. Sloan and Sons Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery, rural Decatur. Visiting hours are 1-4 and 6-8 p.m. today. Preferred memorials are to the American Lung Association, the Allen County chapter of the American Cancer Society, or Visiting Nurse Service and Hospice, Inc.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXXXVIII, No. 166 Monday, July 16, 1990. p.2, col.1.

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[gravestone of Rachel and Robert Van Ness] 422. pd1615   VAN NESS Rachel L. 1918 - ____ Robert E. 1911 - 1977
[upright red granite on red granite base]

Robert E. Van Ness
  Robert E. Van Ness, 65, 9562 Hazelton, Redford, Mich., husband of Rachel Limenstoll-Van Ness, a former resident of Kirkland Township, died unexpectedly Thursday at his home.
  He retired from Detroit-Allison Diesel, a subsidiary of General Motors. He was born July 6, 1911, in Patteson, N.J. the son of Charles and Bessie Gill-Van Ness.
  He married Rachel Limenstoll on August 10, 1946. His widow has a number of relatives in Adams County.
  Survivors, in addition to the widow, include one sister, Mrs. Ronald (Marian) Forsythe, Detroit, Mich.; one brother, Charles Van Ness, St. Petersburg, Fla.
  Funeral services will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 25450 Plymouth Road, Redford, Mich. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Pleasant Dale Cemetery, located west of Decatur. Rev. Edison Reynolds will officiate at the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXXIV, No. 84 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, April 9, 1977 p.2, col.6,7.

[gravestone of K Robert Ehrman] 423. pd1616   K Robert Ehrman Feb. 12, 1917 July 30, 2002
Find peace by the quiet stream of memories
[upright grey granite on grey granite base]
K. Robert Ehrman
  K. Robert Ehrman, 85, a former Decatur resident, died at 5:55 a.m. today in Ossian Health and Rehabilitation Center.
  Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. XCVX, NO. 178,   Tuesday, July 30, 2002   p. 2A, col. 1.

OBITUARIES
Karl. R. Ehrman
  Karl Robert Ehrman, 85, a former Decatur resident, died at 5:55 a.m. Tuesday in Ossian Health and Rehabilitation Center.
  He was born on February 12, 1917 in Kirkland Township to William H. and Elsena Leimenstoll Ehrman and married Velma F. Adams on July 24, 1959; she died on February 5, 1997.
  He was a retired farmer who played the organ at Key West Supper Clubs and at nursing homes in this area for many years. He attended Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, rural Decatur.
  Surviving are a niece, Mrs. Howard (Ilene) Reinhard of Craigville, and three nephews: Bill Shady of Bluffton; Don Shady of Nokomis, Florida; and Hugh Ehrman of Berne.
  A brother and a sister are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur, with burial in Pleaasant Dale Cemetery.
  Visiting hours are 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday.
  Preferred memorials are to the donor's choice.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. XCX, N0. 179,   Wednesday, July 31, 2002   p. 2A, col. 1.

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[gravestone of Katharine and Charles Van Ness] 424. pd1617   VAN NESS Katharine H. 1904 - 1985 Charles 1900 - 1984
[upright polished red granite on polished red granite base]

Charles Van Ness
  Charles Van Ness, 83, 6818 35th Terrace N., St. Petersburg, Fla., died at 3:10 p.m. Saturday in St. Petersburg.
  He was born in New York City, N.Y., on April 21, 1900.
  Survivors include his wife, Kathryn Van Ness.
  Arrangements are pending at the Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral Home.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXXXII, No. 36 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Monday, February 13, 1984 p.7, col.3

Kathryn H. VanNess
  Kathryn H. VanNess, 81, St. Petersburg, Fla., died at 7:05 a.m. Friday at Alhambra Nursing Home, St. Petersburg.
  Born on Aug. 28, 1904, in Warick, N.Y., she was the daughter of Nathan Isaac Hall and Ada Hall and was married to Charles VanNess, he died Feb. 11, 1984. Survivors include one sister, Ella May Moy, Newburg, N.Y. She also had several relatives in this area.
  Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Pleasant Dale Cemetery, Rev. Edison Reynolds officiating. There will be no calling hours. Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXXXIII, No. 271 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Saturday, November 16, 1985   p.10, col.2

[gravestone of Joseph and Lydia Schwartz] 425. pd1618   SCHWARTZ Joseph D. 1886 - 1978 Lydia 1886 - 1978
[inscription facing east on long rose colored granite block]

Joseph Schwartz, Father of Mrs. Steury, Dies at 92
  Ill one day, Joseph D. Schwartz, 92, died of a possible heart attack at 6:30 p.m. Friday at his home at 510 East Cherry St. His wife, Lydia, died Oct. 28.
  A member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, Mr. Schwartz retired from farming in Monroe Twp. in 1961, at which time he and his wife moved to Bluffton.
  Born March 11, 1886 in Adams County, he was a son of David and Anna Steury Schwartz. His marriage to Lydia Mazelin took place April 5, 1908 in Monroe Twp., Adams County.
  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs.Amos (Agnes) Steury of Bluffton, three brothers, Dan Schwartz of Berne, Peter Schwartz of Decatur and J. D. R, Schwartz of Sarasota, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. David (Martha) Graber of Tennessee, three grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
  Friends will be received after 10 a.m. Sunday at the Thoma-Rich Funeral Home.
  Services at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren will be in charge of Rev. Dwight Hargett and burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XLIX No. 39   Saturday, December 16, 1978   p. 3, col. 4

Mother of Mrs. Amos Steury, Mrs. Schwartz Dies
  A resident of 510 East Cherry St. since moving to Bluffton in 1961, Mrs. Joseph D. (Lydia) Schwartz, 92, mother of Mrs. Amos (Agnes) Steury died at 7:40 p.m. Saturday at Wells Community Hospital, where she had been a patient since suffering a stroke two weeks ago.
  A member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, Mrs. Schwartz and her husband retired from farming in 1961, at which time they left their farm in Monroe Twp., Adams County, and moved to Bluffton.
  Born Sept. 22, 1886 in Adams County, Mrs. Schwartz was a daughter of James and Mary Miller Mazelin. Her marriage to Mr. Schwartz, who survives, took place April 5, 1908 in Monroe Twp.
  Surviving, in addition to the husband and daughter, are three grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
  Calling will be after 1 p.m. today at the Thoma-Rich Funeral Home.
  The body will be taken at noon Tuesday to the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren for services there at 1:30 p.m. in charge of Rev. Oliver Dearing. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XLVIII No. 306   Monday, October 30, 1978   p. 3, col. 8

[gravestone of Earl and Ruth Mankey] 426. pd1619   MANKEY Earl L. 1919 - 1980 Ruth I. 1918 - 2002 married June 24, 1939
[inscription facing east on gray granite slant on concrete footing]

Earl L. Mankey
  Earl L. Mankey, 61, route 2, Decatur, in Wells County, who was engaged in farming, was dead on arrival at 7:30 a.m. Thursday in DeKalb Memorial Hospital, Auburn.
  Born on March 22, 1919, in Wells County, he was the son of James and Gracie Barger-Mankey, and was married to Ruth Seesenguth on June 24, 1939.
  Survivors include the wife; two sons, Sgt. Larry Mankey, who is stationed in Germany with the Army; John Mankey, route 2, Decatur; three daughters, Mrs. Virgil (Linda) Boman, route 2, Bluffton; Mrs. Paul (Betty) Doehrmann, route 1, Woodburn; Mrs. David (Donna) Nijak, route 1, St. Joe; one sister, Mrs. David (Evelyn) Reidt, route 1, Crai[g]ville; 11 grandchildren.
  Mr. and Mrs. Mankey were visiting with their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. David Nijak, route 1; St. Joe, when Mr. Mankey was stricken.
  Services will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m. at the Zwick Funeral Home, Rev. Philip Hillsamer officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday. Preferred memorials are to the Diabetic Foundation.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXXVII, No. 228 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Friday, September 26, 1980 p.10A, col.5,6

Wells Farmer Earl Mankey, 61, Dies Unexpectedly
  A Wells County farmer, Earl Mankey, 61, who resides on Decatur Route 2 died unexpectedly in his sleep early Thursday while visiting at the home of daughter, Mrs. David (Donna) Nijak of St. Joe Route 1. However, the body was taken by EMS ambulance to DeKalb Memorial Hospital at Auburn where death was pronounced.
  Born March 22, 1919 in Wells County, he was a son of James and Gracie Barger Mankey. His marriage June 24, 1939 at Vera Cruz was to Ruth Seesenguth, who survives.
  Surviving, in addition to the wife and daughter he was visiting, are two sons, Sgt. Larry Mankey, who is serving with the US Army in Nurnberg, Germany and John Mankey of Decatur Route 2; two other daughters, Mrs. Virgil (Linda) Boman of Bluffton Route 2 and Mrs. Paul (Betty) Doehrmann of Woodburn Route 1; a sister, Mrs. David (Evelyn) Reidt of Craigville Route 1 and 11 grandchildren.
  Calling will be after 7 p.m. Saturday at the Zwick Funeral Home in Decatur where services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday. Rev. Phil Hillsamer will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Preferred memorials are to the Diabetic Foundation.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. L No. 278   Friday, September 26, 1980   p. 3, col. 4.

Obituaries
Ruth Mankey
  Ruth Mankey, 83, a longtime Decatur resident, died at 3:05 p.m. Wednesday in Hospice Home of Northeast Indiana at Fort Wayne after being in failing health in recent years.
  She was born on September 27, 1918 in Adams County to Bert and Elizabeth Egley Seesenguth and married Earl Mankey on June 24, 1939; he died on September 25, 1980.
  She was a homemaker, a farm wife, and a member of First United Methodist Church in Decatur.
  Surviving are two sons, Larry G. Mankey of Waco, Texas and John L. Mankey of Decatur; three daughters, Linda Hanson of One Valley, Idaho; Mrs. Paul (Betty) Doehrmann of Ossian; and Donna I. Nijak of Fort Wayne; a brother, Donald Seesenguth of Chattanooga, Tennessee; a sister, Mrs. Richard (Pauline) Augsburger of Fort Wayne; 15 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in First United Methodist Church, Decatur, with burial in Pleasant Dale Cemetery, rural Decatur.
  Visiting hours are 2-9 p.m. Friday in Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur, and 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the church.
  Preferred memorials are to the tape ministry at the church.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. XCX, NO. 116,   Thursday, May 16, 2002   p. 2A, col 1 & 2.

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[gravestone of Ralph and Lucille Freels] 427. pd1620   FREELS Our Children: Elaine, Arleen, Allen
[west side inscription]
FREELS Ralph R. 1907 - 1990 F. Lucille 1910 - 2002
[east side inscription on tall red granite free shaped stone with image of machine lathe with name of LOGAN on it over his name, Cardinal and bluebird(?) on branch over her name]

Ralph R. Freels
  Ralph Raymond Freels, was born in South Whitney [Whitley], Ind. on Aug. 9, 1907. He was the son of Orva Loren and Effie (Smith) Freels.
  Ralph married Francis Lucille Henschen on June 4, 1932. Lucille is the daughter of Samuel David and Florence Francis (Yaney) Henschen. Lucille was born Feb. 17, 1910. They are the parents of three children: Francis Elaine Bluhm, born Aug. 31, 1935; Joyce Arlene Corson, born Feb. 6, 1939; and Allen Lee, born July 23, 1942.
  Ralph is a retired engineer from the International Harvester Co. in Ft. Wayne. He was engaged in farming until turning his farm over to his grandson Jan Allen Bluhm. Ralph is now a self- employed machinist. Lucille is retired from the Adams Central Community Schools where she worked in the cafeteria. Lucille is a charter member of the Kirkland Ladies Club and the Sunbeam Garden Club.
  Ralph and Lucille attend the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
1979 History of Adams County, Indiana, Dick D. Heller, Jr., Editor,   Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing Co, 1980.   p. 457.

Obituaries
[photo]
Ralph R. Freels
  Ralph R. Freels, 82, route 4, Decatur, died around 10 a.m. Saturday of smoke inhalation after an explosion in his home on the Adams-Wells county line road (see story on page one).
  He was born in Whitley County on August 9, 1907 to Orva and Effie Smith Freels and married Frances Lucille Henschen on June 4, 1932; she survives.
  He was a well-known Kirkland Township farmer and also owned and operated Freels' Machine Works of Decatur and Freels' Charter Service in Michigan City, Indiana. He retired in 1970 from International Harvester's Fort Wayne plant.
  He was a member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren and was a member of the National Rifle Association.
  Other survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Gene (Elaine) Bluhm, route 1, Monroe, and Mrs. Ronald (Arleen) Corson, Syracuse, Indiana; a son, Allen Freels, Albion; a sister, Mrs. Lloyd (Ella) Schuller, Chicago, Illinois; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. One brother and one sister are deceased.
  Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, Rev. Norman Replogle officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jan Bluhm, Jed Freels, Jeffrey Bluhm, Jeremy Corson, Jason Bluhm, Brian Bluhm, and Kyle Bluhm.
  Visiting hours are 2-9 p.m. today at Haggard and Armes Funeral Home and 1-2 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Preferred memorials are to the building fund of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXXVIII, NO. 172   Monday, July 23, 1990   p. 2, col. 1 & ;2.

Gas leak eyed
  Investigators believe leaking natural gas may have set off an explosion and raging fire that claimed the life of an elderly Adams county man late Saturday morning.
  Ralph R. Freels, 82, route 4, Decatur, died of smoke inhalation, according to deputy Adams County Deputy Coroner Gayle Armes.
  The explosion and fire destroyed the house in which he and his wife resided. The home is located on County Rd. 700 West, the Adams-Wells county line, near County Rd. 200 North, in Kirkland Township.
  Mr. Freels, who is believed to have been trying to light a pilot light in the house when the blast occurred, was able to make his way almost to the back door before collapsing. His wife, Lucille, who was working in the garden behind the house, used a garden hose to wet the burning building to give her husband a chance to escape.
  Mrs. Freels was not hurt. Some reports said a neighbor suffered hand burns while trying to help during the initial stages of the fire. No confirmation was available today, however, as several of those involved in the investigation knew nothing about some supposedly being injured.
  Funeral services for Mr. Freels are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren. Calling is from 2-9 p.m. today at Haggard and Armes Funeral Home, and at the church one hour prior to services Tuesday. A complete obituary notice is on page 2.
  Some 25-30 firefighters from three departments in Adams and Wells counties fought the fire, but could not save the home, nor any of the family possessions.
  This morning, Preble Fire Chief Warren Scheumann estimated that damage to the home and its property could amount to $50,000 to $60,000.
  Firefighters came from the Preble, Bluffton, and Monroe departments. Bluffton firefighters were dispatched first, then the Preble department was sent when it was reported that the Freels house was on the Adams County side of the county line road.
  Bluffton firemen were sent at 10:16 a.m. and were at the scene until 12:45 p.m. Preble firemen were sent at 10:22 a.m. and were at the scene until 12:03 p.m.
  The Freels couple lived in the house for many years and had returned from a vacation trip only the day before.
  Fire Chief Scheumann said the explosion was heard up to a mile away. Armes said a passerby who either saw or heard the blast called in the alarm.
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(Photo by Eric Mann)
Charred remains...
  ...Badly charred house on route 4, Decatur continues to burn Saturday morning after Ralph R. Freels, 82, perished. Mr. Freels and his wife, Lucille, lived there many years, but Mrs. Freels was outside the home when an explosion set off the fire. She was unhurt. The home is on the Adams-Wells county line road, CR 700 West, just south of Curryville and just west of Craigville.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXXVIII, NO. 172   Monday, July 23, 1990   p. 1, col. 1 - 5.

Services Tuesday for Ralph R. Freels, 82, of Rural Decatur
  Funeral services will be held Tuesday for Ralph R. Freels, 82, who died at approximately 10 a.m. Saturday at his Route 4, Decatur, residence on the Wells/Adams County line. His death was caused by a fire.
  Born Aug. 9, 1907 in Whitley County, he was a son of Orva and Effie Smith Freels. His marriage to the former Frances Lucille Henschen, who survives, took place June 4, 1932 in Columbia City.
  Mr. Freels retired in 1970 from the precision measuring lab at International Harvester. He was the owner and operator of Freels Charter Service of Michigan City, and Freels Machine Works at Decatur. He was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren and a charter member of the National Rifle Association and an avid big game hunter.
  In addition to the wife, survivors include one son, Allen Freels of Albion; two daughters, Mrs. Glen (sic) (Elaine) Bluhm of rural Monroe, and Mrs. Ronald (Arleen) Corson of Syracuse; one sister, Mrs. Lloyd (Ella) Schuller of Chicago, Ill.; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
  The body will lie in state one hour prior to the 2 p.m. funeral services Tuesday, under the direction of Rev. Norman Replogle, at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Haggard and Armes Funeral Home, Decatur.
  Preferred forms of memorial are gifts to the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren building fund.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LIX No. 222   Monday, July 23, 1990   p. 3, col. 1.

Obituaries
Frances L. Freels
  Fraces Lucille Freels, 91, Berne, a former Kirkland Township resident, died in Swiss Village at 5:35 p.m. Friday.
  She was born February 17, 1910 in Adams County to Samuel D. and Florence Yaney Henschen and married Ralph D. Freels on June 4, 1932; he died on July 21, 1990.
  She was a homemaker who also retired from the Adams Central School cafeteria. She was a member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren and its Women's Fellowship group and was a long- time Sunday School teacher.
  Mrs. Freels was a charter member of the Kirkland Ladies' Club and the Sunbeam Garden Club. She was also a leader of Seedlings Junior Garden Club and a volunteer at the former Lakeside Manor Nursing Home and Swiss Village's Nursing Care Craft Department.
  Surviving are a son, Allen Freels of Albion; two daughters, Mrs. Gene (Elaine) Bluhm of rural Monroe and Mrs. Ronald (Arlene) Corson of Syracuse; a sister, Mildred Roth of Berne; a sister-in-law, Alice Henschen of Decatur; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
  A sister, a brother, and a stepbrother are deceased.
  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with burial in the church cemetery.
  Visiting hours are noon - 6 p.m. Sunday in Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home and 10 - 11 a.m. Monday in the church.
  Preferred memorials are to the church, Swiss Village's Activities and Crafts in Health Care, or the Hospice of Northeast Indiana at Berne.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. XCX, NO. 10,   Saturday, January 12, 2002   p. 2A, col. 1 & 2.

[gravestone of Joe and Gelaine Zimmerman] 428. pd1621   ZIMMERMAN Joe H. Nov. 17, 1914 - Sept. 2, 1987 married June 22, 1941 Gelaine Mar. 3, 1919 ____
[upright red granite on red granite base]

Joe H. Zimmerman
  Joe H. Zimmerman, 72, route 4, Decatur, a prominent Kirkland Township farmer and retired Fort Wayne Wire Die employee, died at 4:20 a.m. today at his home, following an extended illness.
  He was a member of St. Luke's United Church of Christ and the Decatur Elks Lodge. He lived his entire life on the same farm in Kirkland Township.
  Born in Adams County on Nov. 17, 1914, he was the son of Clinton and Della Fry-Zimmerman, and was married June 22, 1941, in Decatur, to Gelaine Kleinknight, she survives.
  Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Peter (Marcia) Poorman, Chicago, Ill., and Mrs. Timothy (Maran) Moseley, Sydney, Australia; four sisters, Mrs. Josephine Foreman, Berne; Mrs. Bertaline Foreman, Virginia Zimmerman and Mrs. Chalmer (Donna) Borne, all of Fort Wayne; and three grandsons, Henry and George Poorman, both of Chicago, and Brian Moseley, Sydney, Australia. One brother, Edgar Zimmerman, and two sisters, Florence Zimmerman and Kathryn Kiess, are deceased.
  Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Luke's United Church of Christ, Rev. Peter Smith officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery. Friends may call at Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, and 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, and Saturday one hour prior to services at the church. Elks memorial services will be held at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials are to the Wells County Home Health Care.
  Pallbearers will be Brian Moseley, Henry Poorman, George Poorman, Neil Adler, Ralph Aschliman, and Tom Borne.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXXXV, No. 207 Decatur, Indiana, 46733, Wednesday, September 2, 1987 p.5, col.1

Deaths
Joe H. Zimmerman, 72, Decatur Man, Dies After Extended Illness
  Decatur resident, Joe H. Zimmerman, 72, died at 4:20 a.m. today at his home in Decatur following an extended illness.
  A member of St. Luke's United Church of Christ at Decatur, he was born Nov. 17, 1914 in Adams County to Clinton and Della Fry Zimmerman. His marriage to Gelaine Kleinknight, who survives, took place June 22, 1941.
  Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Peter (Marcia) Poorman of Chicago and Mrs. Timothy (Maran) Moseley of Sidney, Australia; four sisters, Mrs. Josephine Foreman of Berne, Mrs. Bertaline Foreman, Miss Virginia Zimmerman and Mrs. Chalmer (Donna) Boren (sic), all of Fort Wayne, and three grandsons.
  Calling from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday will be at the Winteregg-Linn and Haggard Funeral Home in Decatur, with Elks Lodge memorial services there at 8:30 p.m. Friday.
  At 10 a.m. Saturday the body will be taken to St. Luke's United Church of Christ for services at 11 a.m. in charge of Rev. Peter Smith. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery in Adams County.
  Preferred are memorials to the Wells County Home Health Care.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LVI No. 257   Wednesday, September 2, 1987   p. 3, col. 1.

Gelaine Zimmerman, 91
  Gelaine Zimmerman, 91, of Decatur, passed away at 8:20 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010, at the Swiss Village Retirement Center in Berne.
  She was born March 3, 1919, in Wells County, to Wilmer Kleinknight and Devona Archbold Kleinknight. She married Joe H. Zimmerman on June 22, 1941; her husband passed away Sept. 2, 1987.
  She is survived by a daughter, Marcia (Peter) Poorman of Peoria, Ariz.; two brothers, Craig K. (Marilyn) Kleinknight of Fort Myers, Fla., and Miles J. Kleinknight of Orlando, Fla.; a sister, Ginger (Homer) Melching of Bluffton; and three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
  In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Maran Moseley, and two sisters and a brother.
  She was a member of the St. Luke Community Church in rural Decatur.
  She owned Gelaine's Beauty Shop and worked there as a beautician; she was also a homemaker.
  Calling will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, at the Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, 225 W. Adams St. Decatur. Services will be held at 3 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Mike Wertenberger and Chaplain Anita Rediger officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Preferred memorials are to the Swiss Village Sonnen Blum.
  Online condolences: www. haggardandsefton.com The News-Banner   Vol. 81 No. 271   Monday, September 20, 2010   p. 3, col. 1.

[gravestone of Jonathan C. Bryan] 429. pd1622   Jonathan C BRYAN 1968 - 1985
[west side inscription]
BRYAN "Jon" I Thank my God Upon Every Rememberance of You. Phil. 1:3
[east side inscription on free shaped upright black granite pairs with curved top of Chad's]
Saturday Services at 11:30 a.m. Planned for Jonathan Bryan, 17
  Services for Jonathan C. Bryan, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Bryan, of Decatur Route 2, will be held Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, Rev. Norman L. Replogle will officiate at the services and burial will be in the church cemetery.
  Friends may call at Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral Home in Decatur from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. today.
  Memorials are to the Pleasant Dale Youth Fellowship for National Youth Conference, Estes Park, Colo., and the Pleasant Dale Building Fund.
  The youth died in an auto crash Wednesday in Adams County.
  A junior at Adams Central, he was a member of the football team, the student council, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Campus Life. He was a member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren and the CBYF of the church, of which he was a past president.
  Born in Allen County Aug. 23, 1968, he was a son of Edwin and Bonnie Gibson-Bryan.
  Survivors, in addition to the parents, are two brothers, Chad Bryan, a student at Purdue University, and Nat Bryan, a student at Manchester College; one sister, Mrs. John (Lisa) Schmitt of Mishawaka; and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. William (Hope) Bryan of Decatur Route 2.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LV No. 266   Friday, September 13, 1985   p. 3, col. 1.

half of front page of Sep. 12th issue, cont. on page 10;
continuing story on front page and p. 10 and p. 3 obits of Sep. 13th issue
can be found on   the Pleasant Dale Cemetery addendum page


[gravestone of Bonnie Bryan] 430. pd1632 Bonnie Bryan
Bonnie Bryan, 80

Posted on February 6, 2013

Bonnie Lou Bryan, 80, of Decatur, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at Christian Care Retirement Center in Bluffton.
Born Oct. 16, 1932, to the late Edward Lee and Ethel Fay (Davison) Gaunt, she married Edwin Clair Bryan June 14, 1952; he survives.
Bonnie was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren. She was active in the Brethren Disaster Ministries as a Project Director with her husband.
Other survivors include her daughter Lisa (John) Schmitt of Floyds Knobs; her son, Nathaniel (Juanita) Bryan of Bluffton; a brother, William Richard (Ina) Gaunt of Fort Wayne; her granddaughters, Jennifer (Jay) Reynolds and Allison Schmitt; and two great-granddaughters, Charlotte Reynolds and Eliana Reynolds. She is also survived by one sibling Bonnie was preceded in death by two sons, Jonathan Clair Bryan and Edwin Charles “Chad” Bryan; her parents, Edward and Ethel Gaunt as well as Clem and Ona Gibson; and her siblings, Darlene Vera Gaunt, David Arthur Gaunt, Charles Clayton Gaunt, Darrell Paul Gaunt, Edward Lee Gaunt Junior, Mark Wayne Gaunt, Harold Mack Gaunt, Barbara Gaunt and Graydon Gibson.
Viewing will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, and also from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the church.
A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren with Pastor Jay Carter officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorials to Camp Alexander Mack “Growing from the Ashes.”
Arrangements are being handled by Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home, Decatur.
Online condolences may be made at www.haggardandsefton.com


[gravestone of Edwin Charles Bryan] 431. pd1623   Edwin Charles BRYAN 1963 - 1994
[west side inscription]
BRYAN "Chad" I will sing unto the Lord, For He hath Triumphed Gloriously. Exodus 15:1
[east side inscription on free shaped upright black granite pairs with curved top of Jon's]
E. Charles Bryan, 30
  A former resident of Decatur, E. Charles "Chad" Bryan, 30, of Orlando, Fla., died at 4 p.m. Saturday at Florida Hospital South.
  Born Oct. 28, 1963 in Indianapolis, he was a son of Edwin and Bonnie Gibson Bryan, who both survive.
  He was employed in hotel administration at Disney World and was affiliated with the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren. A 1982 graduate of Adams Central High School, he was a 1987 Purdue University graduate and former member of the Purdue Glee Club.
  In addition to his parents, surviving are a brother, Nathanial Bryan of Frederick Md.; a sister, Mrs. John (Lisa) Schmitt of Greenville; and his paternal grandmother, R. Hope Bryan of Decatur.
  Rites will be officiated by Rev. Norman Replogle at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with burial in the church cemetery.
  Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Haggard & Armes Funeral Home, Decatur, and an hour prior to rites at the church.
  Preferred are memorials to Brethren Volunteer Services.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. 65 No. 52   Monday, January 17, 1994   p. 3. col. 1.

[gravestone of Lois Maxine Girod] 432. pd1624   Lois Maxine Girod Sept. 25, 1922 July 10 2009
[east side inscription]
Daughter Carol
[west side inscription]
[upright grey granite on grey granite base]

OBITUARIES
Lois M. Girod
  Lois Maxine Girod, 86, of Decatur, died at 2:55 p.m. Friday in the nursing center at Woodcrest Retirement Community.
  She was born on September 25, 1922, in Oblong, Illinois to Lee Roy and Ruth Pearl Earnest Foust.
  She married Herman Girod on May 11, 1957; he died on November 25, 1980.
  She was a homemaker.
  Surviving are one daughter, Carol Zimmerman of Ohio City, Ohio; one stepdaughter, Marleme Schaffner of Willshire, Ohio; six grandchildren, Kelly Schaffner, Lisa Moser, Myra Schaffner, Brian Schaffner, Michelle Breyfogle, and Seth Zimmerman; and 11 great-grandchildren, Adriane Parcel, Amanda Moser, Meredith Gilsinger, Andrew Moser, Skye Shaneyfelt, Dalton Schaffner, Dakota Schaffner, Zebadiah Breyfogle, Aleah Breyfogle, Olivia Zimmerman, and Bryce Zimmerman.
  One brother, Don Foust; one stepgrandchild, Nathan Schaffner; and two sons-in-law, Floyd Zimmerman and George Schaffner, are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur, with Pastor Jim Compton officiating.
  Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery, rural Decatur.
  Visiting hours are 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday.
  Preferred memorials are to Family Hospice and Palliative Care of Northeast Indiana at Berne or to the Adams County Diabetes Connection.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. CVII, NO. 163   Monday, July 13, 2009   p. 3A, col. 1.

[gravestone of Floyd and Carol Zimmerman] 433. pd1625   ZIMMERMAN Floyd L. 1940 - 1988 Carol L. 1943 - ____ I thee wed. June 1, 1962
[east side inscription on upright polished black granite on polished black granite base]

Ossian Man's Brother Dies In Berne CTS Accident
  The twin brother of Lloyd Zimmerman of Ossian, Floyd Lee Zimmerman, 48, of rural Willshire, Ohio, was killed at 10:45 a.m. Thursday while working at CTS Corp. of Berne, due to massive head injuries.
  Police said he was removing a valve from a pressurized ceramics machine when it blew off the machine and struck him in the head, killing him instantly.
  Born May 19, 1940 in Adams County, he was a son of Seth D. and Bonnie L. Slusher Zimmerman. His marriage to the former Carol L. Graham, who survives, took place June 1, 1962.
  A 1958 graduate of Adams Central High School, Mr. Zimmerman had been employed at CTS Corp. in the mix and grind department since 1965.
  Survivors, in addition to the wife, are two daughters, Mrs. Larry (Lisa) Moser of Glenmore, Ohio, and Mrs. Stacy (Michelle) Shaneyfelt of Spring Lake, N.C.; one son, Seth Douglas Zimmerman at home; one sister, Patsy L. Zimmerman of Fort Wayne; two brothers, Glen R. Zimmerman of rural Decatur, and Lloyd D. Zimmerman of Ossian; and two grandchildren.
  Friends may call at the Zwick-Sefton and Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday. The body will be taken to the First Church of the Nazarene, where friends may call from 1 p.m. until time of services at 2 p.m. Sunday.
  Rev. Thomas Chapman will officiate and burial will be in the Pleasantdale Cemetery in Adams County.
  The family suggests memorials to the NWMS Missions of the First United Church of the Nazarene in Decatur, where Mr. Zimmerman was a member.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LVIII No. 16   Friday, November 18, 1988   p. 3, col. 1.

[gravestone of Glen and Vera Adler] 434. pd1626   ADLER Glen D. 1912 - 2003 Vera L. 1920 - 2001
[east side inscription]
Our Children: Brad, Neal, Lora
brass plaque: Glen D. Adler TEC 4 US Army World War II
Oct 20, 1912 Mar 28 2002
[west side inscription]
[upright grey granite on grey granite base]

Glen D. Adler
  Glen D. Adler, 90, of rural Decatur, died at 10:30 a.m. Friday at home.
  He was born in Monroe Township on October 20, 1912, to Fred J. and Iva M. Olwin Adler and married Vera L. Wulliman on December 10, 1948; she died on June 20, 2001.
  He owned and operated Adler Brothers Garage for more than 50 years in the rural Decatur area and was also a retired farmer. He was a member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren in rural Decatur and during World War II, served in the U.S. Army in France and Germany as a member of the 638th Tank Destroyer Brigade.
  Surviving are two sons, Bradford "Brad" Adler of Willshire, Ohio, and Neal O. Adler of Loveland, Colorado; a daughter, Lora J. Penn of Bluffton; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
  Two brothers are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with burial in the church cemetery, including military graveside rites by the color guard from American Legion Post 43 in Decatur.
  Visiting hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Sunday in Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur, and noon-1 p.m. Monday at the church.
  Preferred memorials are to the church and to Family Hospice of Northeast Indiana, at Berne.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. CI, NO. 75,   Saturday, March 29, 2003   p. 2A, col. 1.

Obituaries
Vera L. Adler
  Vera L. Adler, 81, formerly of rural Decatur, died at 7:55 p.m. Wednesday in Meadowvale Care Center at Bluffton after a long illness.
  She was born on March 29, 1920, in French Township to Mennis and Pauline Sprunger Wulliman and married Glen D. Adler on December 10, 1948. He survives.
  She was a homemaker and a former employee of Winner House in Berne. She was also a member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, rural Decatur.
  Other survivors are two sons, Bradford "Brad" Adler of Willshire, Ohio, and Neal O. Adler of Loveland, Colorado, a daughter, Mrs. Allen (Lora) Penn of Bluffton; two sisters, Augusta Leichty and Mrs. Kenyon (Kathryn A.) Nussbaum, both of Berne; three brothers, Herman W., Charles F., and Willard W. Wulliman, all of Berne; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
  Two brothers are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, with burial in Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
  Visiting hours are until 5 p.m. today and 6-8 p.m. in Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur, and 9:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday in the church.
  Preferred memorials are to the church.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. XCIX, NO. 147,   Friday, June 22, 2001   p. 2A, col. 1.

[gravestone of Robert and Barbara Nussbaum] 435. pd1627   NUSSBAUM Robert L. Barbara R.
[upright grey granite on grey granite base]

[gravestone of Richard and Carolyn Baumgartner] 435. pd1628   BAUMGARTNER "Muttley" image of dachshund Richard L. 1932 - 1993 Carolyn L. 1935 ____ Aug. 31, 1956 (date under ring)
[east side inscription]
Richard L BAUMGARTNER Cpl US Army Korea June 12 1932 - Feb 14 1933
[brass plaque mounted on west side of monument] Children: Kimberly, Gloria GrandChildren: Tara, Tiffany
[west side inscription on upright polished gray granite on gray granite base with U.S. flag in Korean US Veteran holder]

Obituaries
Richard L. Baumgartner
  Richard L. Baumgartner, 60, rural Decatur, was dead on arrival Sunday in the emergency room of Adams County Memorial Hospital.
  He was born on June 12, 1932 in Adams County to Russell and Pauline Clouser Baumgartner. His father is deceased; his mother lives in Peterson. He married Carolyn Owens on August 31, 1956; she also survives.
  He retired in 1982 after a 32-year career with Central Soya Co. He was a member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, and a veteran of the Korean War.
  Other survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Gary (Kimberly) Wolfe, Bryant, and Mrs. Fred (Gloria Mae) Cooper, Decatur; a sister, Mrs. Don (Diane) Gase, Warsaw; a brother, Kenneth Baumgartner, Bluffton; two grandchildren; and six step-grandchildren.
  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Haggard and Armes Funeral Home, Rev. John Weeks officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery. Visiting hours are 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. XCI, NO. 38   Monday, February 15, 1993   p. 2, col. 1 & 2.

Brother of Bluffton Resident, Richard Baumgartner, 60, Dies
  The brother of Kenneth Baumgartner of Bluffton, Richard L. Baumgartner, 60, of Decatur, was dead on arrival at 12 noon Sunday at Adams County Memorial Hospital.
  Born June 12, 1932 in Adams County, he was a son of Russell and Pauline Clowser Baumgartner. His marriage to the former Carolyn Owens, who survives, took place Aug. 31, 1956.
  A member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, he retired from Central Soya in 1982 after 32 years of service and was a Korean War veteran.
  Surviving, in addition to his wife and the Bluffton brother, are his mother, Mrs. Pauline Baumgartner of Peterson; two daughters, Mrs. Gary (Kimberly) Wolfe of Bryant, and Mrs. Fred (Gloria Mae) Cooper of Decatur; a sister, Mrs. Don (Diane) Gase of Warsaw; two grandchildren and six stepgrandchildren.
  Services will be conducted by Rev. John Weeks at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Haggard & Armes Funeral Home, Decatur, with calling from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
  Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LXIV No. 88   Monday, February 15, 1993   p. 3, col. 1.

[gravestone of Glen and Arlene Strickler] 437. pd1629   STRICKLER Our Children: Rod, Sherry, Jennifer
[west side inscription]
STRICKLER Glen L. 1939 ____ married July 23 1960 (in outline of heart) Arlene K. 1941 - 1993
[east side inscription on upright polished black granite on polished black granite base]

Arlene Strickler
  Arlene K. Strickler, 52, 6717 N. 200 E., Decatur, died of cancer at 12:50 a.m. today at her home.
  She was born in Adams County on July 3, 1941 to Walter R. and Verrea I. (Roth) Zimmerman. She married Glen L. Strickler on July 23, 1960. She was a homemaker and a member of Decatur Church of God.
  Surviving are her husband; a son, Rod W. Strickler, Decatur; two daughters, Mrs. Tony (Sherry) Genth, Monroe, Mrs. Dan (Jennifer) Reidenbach, Decatur; her father; four brothers, Rollie Zimmerman, Decatur; Marshall Zimmerman, Monroe; Rick Zimmerman, Decatur; Tracy Zimmerman, Fort Wayne; two sisters, Pansy Hollinger, Decatur, and Paula Zimmerman, Decatur; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother and a sister, Gloria Bienz.
  Funeral services are 2 p.m. Sunday at the Decatur Church of God with Rev. Sandra Hildebrand officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren Cemetery. Visiting hours are 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the Haggard & Armes Funeral Home and one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials are to the Decatur Church of God, Adams County Home Health Care, and the Adams County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XCI, No. 272   Thursday, November 18, 1993   p. 2, col. 1.

Arlene K. Strickler, 52
  Arlene K. Strickler, 52, wife of Glen L. Strickler, died Thursday at her home in Decatur.
  She was a homemaker.
  Surviving, in addition to the husband, are a son, Rod W. of Decatur; two daughters, Sherry Genth of Monroe and Jennifer Reidenbach of Decatur, and five grandchildren.
  Her father, Walter R. "Bike" Zimmerman of Decatur; four brothers, Rollie Zimmerman and Rick Zimmerman, both of Decatur, Marshall Zimmerman of Monroe and Tracy Zimmerman of Fort Wayne, and two sisters, Pansy Hollinger and Paula Zimmerman, both of Decatur, also survive.
  Services at 2 p.m. Sunday will be at the Decatur Church of God.
  Calling will be from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Haggard & Armes Funeral Home in Decatur. Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery at Decatur.
  Memorials to Adams County Home Health Care or Adams County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. 65 No. 05   Friday, November 19, 1993   p. 3, col. 1.

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[gravestone of Curtis and Carolyn Zimmerman] 438. pd1630   ZIMMERMAN Curtis Ledoyle Carolyn June (Maitlen)
[upright red granite on red granite base]

Curtis L. Zimmerman
  Curtis L. Zimmerman, 73, rural Decatur, died at 8:40 p.m. Friday at his residence. Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard & Sefton Funeral Home.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. XCVII, NO. 31   Saturday, Feb. 6, 1999   p. 2A, col. 1.

Obituaries
Curtis L. Zimmerman
  Curtis L. Zimmerman, 73, rural Decatur, died at 8:40 p.m. Friday at home.
  He was born on January 28, 1926 in Adams County to Lawrence and Hazel Leimenstoll Zimmerman and married Carolyn June Maitlen on December 25, 1948; she survives.
  He retired in 1990 from a life of farming and retired in 1992 from the Textron Micro-Precision plant in Berne. He was a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Decatur.
  Other survivors are a son, Kenn W. Zimmerman of Decatur; a daughter, Barbara E. Zimmerman of Fort Wayne, and two grandchildren.
  A brother, Reuben V. Zimmerman, and a sister, Betty L. Moser, are deceased.
  Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur, with burial in Pleasant Dale Cemetery, rural Decatur. Visiting hours are until 8 p.m. today.
  Preferred memorials are to the music or youth departments of the church.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL: XCVII NO: 32   Monday, February 8, 1999   p. 2A, col. 1.

[gravestone of Samuel Beer] 439. pd1631   BEER Samuel Melvin II Sept. 23, 2005
...let the little children come unto me.... MT 19:14
[upright red granite on red granite base]

Samuel M. Beer II
  Samuel M. Beer II, son of Samuel M. and Melanie Meyers Beer of rural Decatur, was stillborn at home Friday.
  Survivors, in addition to the parents, include the paternal grandparents, Steve and Judy Affolder of rural Berne; the maternal grandparents, George and Cheryl Meyers of Union Mills, Indiana; two paternal great-grandmothers, Sarah Kipfer of Bluffton and Mary Ellen Affolder of rural Ossian; and a maternal great-grandmother, Marge Bunton of LaPorte.
  There is private visitation today for the immediate family.
  Burial will be in Pleasant Dale Cemetery, rural Decatur.
  Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. CII, NO. 226,   Monday, September 26, 2005   p. 2A, col. 1.

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[gravestone of Gene and Elaine Bluhm] 440. pd1632   BLUHM F. Elaine Aug. 31, 1935 - Married June 5 1954 Gene R. Dec 5 1935 -
[upright red granite on red granite base]


[gravestone of Cleo M. and Larry G. Waggoner] 441. pd1633   Waggoner   Love is For Eternity   Cleo M. 1935   Larry G 1932   Aug 6, 1960
[upright red granite on red granite base]


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INDEX


pd1007 ADLER Iva M. 1883 - 1951
pd1007 ADLER Fred J. 1886 - 1979
pd1008 ADLER Dale E. 1918 - 1936
pd1432 ADLER Lester 1915 - 1998
pd1432 ADLER Evelyn 1915 - 2004
pd1432 ADLER Coleen 1941 - 2007
pd1626 ADLER Glen D. 1912 - 2003
pd1626 ADLER Vera L. 1920 - 2001
pd0201 AMSPAUGH Conrad 1826 - 1895
pd0811 ANDREWS Sarah E. 1884 - 1908
pd0811 ANDREWS Infant Dau.
pd1126 ANDREWS John M. 1871 - 1924
pd1126 ANDREWS Hattie M. 1873 - 1951
pd1126 ANDREWS Albert P. 1907 - 1925
pd1126 ANDREWS Electia M. 1895 - 1895
pd0520 ARNOLD August 1819 - 1865
pd0625 ARNOLD Stephen 1870 - 1884
pd0626 ARNOLD Polla 1839 - 1873
pd0808 ARNOLD Caroline 1869 - 1946
pd0808 ARNOLD Albert 1867 - 1932
pd0809 ARNOLD Eliza P. 1884 - 1966
pd0809 ARNOLD Edward L. 1884 - 1969
pd0810 ARNOLD Frank 1841 - 1917
pd0810 ARNOLD Susanna 1850 - 1924
pd0905 ARNOLD Alice 1899 - 1996
pd0905 ARNOLD John 1899 - 1985
pd0906 ARNOLD Robert 1928 - 2001
pd0941 ARNOLD Billy L. 1927 -
pd0941 ARNOLD Eloise Feasel 1932 -
pd1023 ARNOLD Lulu 1900 - 1976
pd1023 ARNOLD Audrey Jirene 1919 - 1919
pd1023 ARNOLD Homer W. 1898 - 1990
pd1024 Arnold Infant, from cemetery map,
pd1130 ARNOLD Lawren K. 1927 -
pd1130 ARNOLD Mildred E. 1929 -
pd1304 ARNOLD F. Evelyn 1907 - 1993
pd1304 ARNOLD Noah Arden 1902 - 1976
pd1313 ARNOLD Kent D. 1964 - 1985
pd1417 ARNOLD Cleo V. 1912 - 1969
pd1417 ARNOLD Richard L. 1910 - 1975
pd1430 ARNOLD Juanita E. 1919 -
pd1430 ARNOLD Stanley D. 1920 - 2010
pd1504 ARNOLD Lela M. 1908 - 2004
pd1504 ARNOLD Floyd (Peck) 1907 - 1978
pd1513 ARNOLD Von D. 1924 - 1979
pd1513 ARNOLD Carrol M. 1932 -
pd1515 ARNOLD Lowell H. 1908 - 2000
pd1515 ARNOLD Mabel I. 1908 - 1992
pd1522 ARNOLD Eugene Byerly 1921 - 2001
pd1522 ARNOLD Thelma R.
pd1610 ARNOLD Gladys Kline 1901 - 1973
pd1610 ARNOLD Earl E. 1897 - 1976
pd1613 ARNOLD Georgia A. 1920 -
pd1613 ARNOLD Paul E. 1918 - 2001
pd1614 ARNOLD Norma J. 1926 -
pd1614 ARNOLD Carl E. 1922 - 1990
pd0703 BARGER Mary E. 1873 - 1954
pd0704 BARGER Edward 1858 - 1945
pd0705 BARGER Minnie M. 1873 - 1900
pd0706 BARGER Nicklous 1820 - 1896
pd1120 BARGER Sarah Jane wife of Robert K. SOVINE 1890 - 1925
pd1121 BARGER Emaline 1857 - 1940
pd1121 BARGER William N. 1851 - 1923
pd1502 BARGER Sara Jane 1912 -
pd1502 BARGER Harold V. 1912 - 1992
pd1521 BARNES Earl 1929 - 2009
pd1521 BARNES Marilyn Baumgartner 1945 - 1974
pd0930 BARRICK Joyce M. 1929
pd1412 BASH Bernita L. 1912 - 2001
pd0301 BAUMGARTNER Mildred May from cemetery map, but no stone
pd0302 BAUMGARTNER Bertha 1881 - 1912
pd0932 BAUMGARTNER Jacob 1865 - 1936
pd1209 MCGOUGH Alice M. (Alice Baumgartner) 1918 -
pd1210 BAUMGARTNER Viola 1888 - 1971
pd1210 BAUMGARTNER Joe 1887 - 1966
pd1211 BAUMGARTNER Carl D. 1919 - 1943
pd1212 BAUMGARTNER John M. 1917 - 1940
pd1213 BAUMGARTNER Jackie 1933 - 1941
pd1214 BAUMGARTNER Florence 1910 - 1944
pd1214 BAUMGARTNER Glen 1911 - 1981
pd1215 BAUMGARTNER Dale E. 1922 - 1944
pd1319 BAUMGARTNER Peter 1879 - 1963
pd1320 BAUMGARTNER Don H. 1925 -
pd1321 BAUMGARTNER Judy, on cemetery map, but no stone
pd1428 BAUMGARTNER Pauline A. 1913 - 2000
pd1428 BAUMGARTNER Russell L. 1909 - 1971
pd1520 BAUMGARTNER S. Betty 1920 - 1977
pd1520 BAUMGARTNER Roy W. 1915 - 1984
pd1628 BAUMGARTNER Richard L. 1932 - 1993
pd1628 BAUMGARTNER Carolyn L. 1935 -
pd0108 BEAL Lester M 1904
pd0108 BEAL Margaret C. 1880 - 1964
pd0108 BEAL John W. 1868 - 1961
pd0109 BEAL Infant 1901, no stone
pd1631 BEER Samuel Melvin II 2005
pd0114 BEERY (BELL) Abraham B
pd0613 BERRY Josephine 1866 - 1893
pd0614 BERRY Georgie 1880 - 1883
pd0217 ZIMMERMAN Susanna Zimmerman Bell 1844 - 1927
pd0511 BELL James 1835 - 1900
pd0101 REBER Nancy (BIBLER) 1822 - 1880
pd0220 BILLMAN Prissila (Priscilla) abt 1838 - 1855
pd0617 BILLMAN Henry 1830 - 1880
pd0617 BILLMAN Susan (Susie CHRONISTER) 1872 - 1898
pd0618 BILLMAN Mary 1831 - 1880
pd0934 BLUE Reathel E. 1925 - 1989
pd1632 BLUHM Gene 1935 -
pd1632 BLUHM Elaine 1935 -
pd1329 BOLLENBACHER Greg 1970 - 2006
pd0913 BOOHER Betty Jean, on cemetery map
pd0914 BOOHER Ruth L 1918 - 1921
pd0915 BOOHER Chester 1888 - 1954
pd0916 BOOHER F Pearl 1890 - 1967
pd1233 BORNE George E. 1946 -
pd1233 BORNE Ruth Ann 1947 -
pd0804 BRAGHT Infant daughter of A & F 1890 - 1890
pd0804 BRAGHT G. Martin 1890 - 1890
pd0805 BRACHT (PRACHT) Frank O. 1898 - 189