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St. Luke's Cemetery

Kirkland Township, Adams County, Indiana

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[St Lukes Cemetery]
St Lukes Cemetery view from the road in 2010





INTRODUCTION

The St. Luke's Cemetery is located on one and a half acres of land on the west side of County Road 500 West (seven miles east of Bluffton, Indiana and five miles west of Monroe, Indiana) one and a half mile north of SR-124 [four and a half miles south of US-224] in Kirkland Township, Adams County, Indiana. The coordinates are 40.7664357 Latitude (DEC) and -85.0335797 Longitude (DEC); or 404559N Latitude (DMS) and 08509201W Longitude (DMS). The elevation is 837 feet (255 meters) according to Geographic Names Information System Feature Detail Report (GNIS).
  The St. Luke's church building is on the south east corner of County Road 500 West and County Road 100 North in Adams County. The church has built a fellowship hall across the road from the church on the north east corner of the intersection of the two county roads. The cemetery is a half mile north of these buildings. The graves begin well back from the road. Current rows begin numbering from the east side of the cemetery (closest to the road) and end at the row in front of the fence dividing the cemetery from the field behind (west of the cemetery). Lots are numbered from south to north (left to right facing the cemetery from the road) in this reading.

The names on the gravestones are listed in a modified index at the bottom of this reading. Surnames are listed alphabetically and individuals are listed according to cemetery location within each surname grouping.

This reading was done in August 1998 and completely re-read again in September 2010. The numbering system follows the rows of stones from south to north beginning with Row 1 on the east (toward the road) and ending with Row 14 on the west. The cemetery has room to expand (double in size) eastward, between the road and the row counted as Row 1 in this reading.

The oldest death dates found in this active cemetery were 1904. (The most recent recorded is 2008.) See the chronological listing for St. Luke's for the order of burials. Zion Cemetery, which is one mile south, has older graves for this community.

This reading notes the location of the monument by row and lot, copies its inscription, and gives a concise description of the gravestone (a vestige of the first reading which did not include images). Newspaper obituaries are added when found. (Obituaries are used with permission.) Hypertext links related family members also buried in this cemetery. Contact ThomasLiby@AOL.com for photographs or more information.

[St Lukes Cemetery]
St Lukes Cemetery view from the road in 2006





An Annotated Record of the Gravestone Inscriptions of St Lukes Cemetery

Kirkland Township, Adams County, Indiana




Row 1:   (1 stone)


[gravestone of Dale and Lorena Mankey] 1.   st0101
MANKEY Dale E. 1920 ____ (Married Nov. 23, 1946) Lorena 1926-1994
linked rings in heart bordered by roses over marriage date.
right side (north end) of row.
Row 1, marker 1: [gray granite upright on gray granite base on concrete footing]

Dale E. Mankey
  Dale E. Mankey, 83, of Satsuma, Florida, a former Decatur resident, died Saturday.
  He was a member of St. Luke United Church of Christ in rural Decatur.
  Surviving are his second wife, Edith; a son, Dale E. Mankey Jr. of Decatur; four daughters, including Jan Roop of Monroeville; 15 grandchildren; and five great- grandsons.
  His first wife, Lorena, is deceased.
  A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. this Sunday in the Fellowship Hall at St. Luke United Church of Christ, with a dinner to follow.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. CII, NO. 34,   Tuesday, Feb[ruary] 10, 2004   p. 2A, col. 1.

Lorena S. Mankey
  Lorena S. Mankey, 68, Satsuma, Florida, a former rural Decatur resident, died at home at 2:45 a.m. today.
  She was born on February 3, 1926 in Ashland, Kentucky to Ellis and Martha Thompson Huffman and married Dale E. Mankey Sr. on November 23, 1946. He survives.
  She retired from Franklin Electric Co. in Bluffton and attended St. Luke's United Church of Christ, rural Decatur.
  Other survivors are a son, Dale E. Mankey Jr., Decatur; four daughters, Mrs. John (Eva) Tallyn, Flossmoor, Illinois, Mrs. Dennis (Janice) Roop, Monroeville' Mrs. Carl (Sharon) Egly, New Haven; and Mrs. Frederick (Dianna) Eldridge, Lakeland, Florida; a sister, Mrs. Jack (Delores) Arnold, Kettering, Ohio; 15 grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.
  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Luke's United Church of Christ, with burial in the church cemetery. Visiting hours are 7-9 p.m. Sunday and 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Monday in Haggard and Armes Funeral Home, Decatur, and 10-11 a.m. Tuesday in the church.
  Preferred memorials are to the Hospice of North Central Florida, 3204 Crill Ave., Palatka, Florida, 32177, or the American Cancer Society.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. XCII, NO. 71   Friday, March 25, 1994   p. 2, col. 1.

Lorena S. Mankey, 68
  Mrs. Lorena S. Mankey, 68, of Satsuma, Fla., formerly of the Decatur area, died at 2:45 a.m. today at her residence.
  Born Feb. 3, 1926 in Ashland, Ky., she was a daughter of Ellis and Martha Thompson Huffman. Her marriage Nov. 23, 1946 was to Dale E. Mankey Sr., who survives. Mrs. Mankey retired from Franklin Electric and attended St. Luke's United Church of Christ.
  In addition to the husband, surviving are four daughters, Mrs. John (Eva) Tallyn of Flossmoor, Ill., Mrs. Dennis (Janice) Roop of Monroeville, Mrs. Carl (Sharon) Egly of New Haven, and Mrs. Frederick (Dianna) Eldridge of Lakeland, Fla.; a son, Dale E. Mankey Jr. of Decatur; a sister, Mrs. Jack (Delores) Arnold of Kettering, Ohio; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
  Rites will be officiated 11 a.m. Tuesday by Rev. Jerry Flueckiger at St. Luke's United Church of Christ, with burial in the church cemetery.
  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Haggard & Armes Funeral Home, and one hour prior to rites at the church.
  Preferred are memorials to Hospice of North Central Florida, 3204 Crill Ave., Palatka, Fla. 32177, or the American Cancer Society.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. 65 No. 110   Friday, March 25, 1994   p. 3, col. 1.

Row 2:   (1 stone)


[gravestone of Donald and Mary Dick] 2.   st0201
DICK Donald J. Aug. 1, 1935 ____ Mary M. Apr. 8, 1937 ____
Row 2, marker 1: [grey granite upright on grey granite base on concrete footing]

Row 3:   (7 stones)


[gravestone of William James Allen Vidal] 3.   st0301
VIDAL William James Allen Sept. 18, 1984 - Nov. 11, 2004
Row 3, marker 1: [black granite upright on black granite base on concrete footing]

Obituary Notice
William "Will" James Allen Vidal
  William "Will" James Allen Vidal, 20, of rural Decatur, died on Thursday, November 11, 2004 in Allen County in a traffic accident.
  He was born on September 18, 1984 in Allen County to Richard B. and Christine Elzey Vidal. His father is deceased, but his mother, now Christine Ashbaugh, lives in Troy, Ohio.
  He was a 2003 graduate of Adams Central High School, where he was active in Future Farmers of America, the National Chorus for FFA, wrestling, football, and baseball.
  He was a mechanic for Butler Telecom in Fort Wayne and a member of St. Luke's United Church of Christ, rural Decatur.
  Other survivors are his grandparents, Max and Dianne Elzey of Decatur; his great-grandmother, Mary Ann Holthouse of Decatur; one brother, Jeremy Vidal of Fort Wayne; one sister, Monica Eloph of Troy, Ohio; five uncles: Dan Elzey (wife, Gale) of rural Decatur; Jesse Vidal (wife, Pat) of Pennville, Indiana; Billy Vidal of Florida; James Vidal of Bluffton; and Roger Davis of Tennessee, and four aunts: Mrs. Randy (Laurie) Gay of Decatur; Mrs. Allen (Paula) Brannon of Georgia, and Mrs. Ken (Cindy) Roger and Patricia K. Vidal, both of Florida.
  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur, with Pastor Tim Timmons and Rev. Rick Pulling officiating. Burial will be in St. Luke's United Church of Christ Cemetery.
  Visiting hours will be from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday in Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home.
  Memorials are to the Adams County Community Foundation's Angel Cancer Fund or to the Heart Club of Adams County.
  (This obituary notice was paid for by the family.)
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. CII, NO. 270,   Saturday, Nov[ember] 13, 2004   p. 2A, col. 1.

[gravestone of Arthur and Eleanor M. Shoaf] 4.   st0302
SHOAF Arthur 1909 - 2005 August 27, 1932 date ribbon over two rings Eleanor M. 1915 - 2004
Row 3, marker 2: [grey granite upright on grey granite base on concrete footing]

Arthur C. Shoaf
  Arthur C. Shoaf, 96, formerly of rural Berne, died at 8:03 a.m. Sunday in Swiss Village at Berne.
  He was born on August 1, 1909, in Adams County to Chester and Blanche Hoffman Shoaf.
  He married Eleanor M. Steele on August 23, 1932; [s]he died on March 12, 2004.
  He worked in the maintenance department at the Central Soya site in Decatur (now Bunge North America) and was a member of Zion United Church of Christ in Decatur.
  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Earl (Nancy) Yoder of Berne; a son, Jack A. Shoaf of Berne; six grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three step-greatgrandchildren.
  A daughter died in infancy and two brothers and a sister are also deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, with burial in St. Luke Cemetery, rural Decatur.
  Visiting hours are 2-5 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday.
  Preferred memorials are to the church.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. CIII, NO. 244,   Monday, Oct[ober] 17, 2005   p. 2A, col. 1.

Eleanor M. Shoaf
  Eleanor M. Shoaf, 88, a lifelong Decatur resident, died at 1:25 p.m. Friday in Adams County Memorial Hospital.
  She was born on April 25, 1915 in Decatur to Roy C. and Hattie Gibson Steele.
  She married Arthur C. Shoaf on August 23, 1932; he survives.
  She was a homemaker who worked at the Ben Franklin store in Berne and at Decatur Industries. She was a member of Zion United Church of Christ in Decatur and the French Township Extension Homemakers.
  Other survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Earl (Nancy) Yoder of Berne; a son, Jack Shoaf of Berne; two sisters, Helen Emenhiser of Decatur and Viola Miller of Goshen, Indiana; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and 13 great- grandchildren.
  A daughter died in infancy and a brother is also deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur, with burial in St. Luke's Cemetery, rural Decatur.
  Visiting hours are 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday and 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday.
  Preferred memorials are to Swiss Village in Berne.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. CII, NO. 62,   Saturday, March 13, 2004   p. 2A, col. 1.

[gravestone of Edna Mae and Harold J. Shoaf] 5.   st0303
SHOAF Edna Mae 1917 - ____   Married July 24, 1937   Harold J. 1910 - 1984
Row 3, marker 3: [red granite upright on red granite base on concrete footing]

Obituaries
Harold J. Shoaf
  Harold J. Shoaf, 74, Hernando, Fla., self- employed plumber in the Decatur area for 20 years and also a former employee of Central Soya and the General Electric Co. in Decatur, died unexpectedly at 1:15 p.m. Thursday in Citrus County Memorial Hospital, Inverness, Fla.
  He was stricken at home a short time earlier with an apparent heart attack.
  He was a resident of route 6 Decatur, until moving to Florida in 1976. He was a lifelong member of Zion United Church of Christ and graduated from Decatur High School.
  Born in Kirkland Township on Oct. 8, 1910, he was a son of Chester and Blanche Hoffman- Shoaf, and was married July 24, 1937, to Edna M. Lautzenheiser; she survives.
  Also surviving are five children, Mrs. Edward (Judy) Mosshammer, Hamilton, Ind.; Mrs. John (Kathy) Frey, Fairborn, O.; Miss Jane Shoaf, Salt Lake City, Utah; Gary Shoaf, Monroeville; Lee Shoaf, route 2 Decatur; a sister, Mrs. Robert (LaVere) Light, route 6, Decatur; a brother, Arthur Shoaf, route 1, Berne; and 10 grandchildren.
  Services will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at Zwick, Boltz & Jahn Funeral Home, Rev. Lawrence Balleine officiating. Burial will be in St. Luke's Cemetery, Honduras. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday. Memorials are to the church.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXXII, NO. 265,   Friday, November 9, 1984   p. 2, col. 1.

[gravestone of Oscar and Marie Brown] 6.   st0304
BROWN Oscar T. 1919 - 1986 L. Marie 1912 - ____ In Loving Memory farm combine engraved on left side
west side inscription: Our Children Rene, Blair; Grandchildren Kent Mike Angie
Row 3, marker 4: [polished black granite upright on polished black granite base on concrete footing]

Obituaries
Oscar T. Brown
  Services for Oscar T. Brown, 67, route 4, Decatur, prominent Kirkland Township farmer who was active in Democratic party circles, will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. in St. Luke's United Church of Christ, Rev. Peter J. Smith officiating. Mr. Brown died late Thursday morning in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
  Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral Home from 2-9 p.m. Saturday. The body will lie in state one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials are to the Adams County Heart Club or St. Luke's United Church of Christ Memorial Fund.
  A former elder and Sunday teacher at St. Luke's, and sexton of St. Luke's Cemetery for 15 years, Mr. Brown served on the advisory board of Kirkland Township. He was a member of the Adams County Heart Club.
  Born in Kirkland Township on March 2, 1919, he was the son of James and Lena Adler-Brown, and was married May 17, 1941, to Marie Johnloz; she survives. Also surviving are two sons, Rene L. Brown, route 4, Decatur, and Adams County Attorney Blair A. Brown, route 4, Decatur; and one granddaughter, Angela L. Brown. Two brothers, William A. Brown and Robert L. Brown, preceded in death.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXXIV, NO. 92   Friday, April 18, 1986   p. 2, col. 1.

Decatur Area Resident, Oscar T. Brown, 67, Dies
  Oscar T. Brown, 67, of Decatur Route 4 died at 10:10 a.m. Thursday at Lutheran Hospital. Death followed an extended illness.
  Born March 2, 1919, in Kirkland Twp., Adams County, he was a son of James D. and Lena Adler Brown. His marriage to Marie Johnloz, who survives, took place May 17, 1941.
  Mr. Brown, a resident of Kirkland Twp., his entire life, had served as sexton of St. Luke United Church of Christ Cemetery the past 15 years. He was a member of the St. Luke Church, where he formerly served as an elder and Sunday school teacher.
  A member of the Kirkland Twp. advisory board, he was active in the Democratic party. He was also a member of the Adams County Heart Club.
  Surviving, in addition to the wife, are two sons, Rene L. Brown and Decatur attorney Blair A. Brown, both of Decatur Route 4, and three grandchildren.
  Calling will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Winteregg-Linn and Haggard Funeral Home at Decatur.
  The body will lie in state at St. Luke United Church of Christ from 1 p.m. Sunday until the services at 2 p.m. Rev. Peter J. Smith will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.
  Preferred memorials are to the St. Luke Church or the Adams County Heart Club.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LVI No. 142   Friday, April 18, 1986   p. 3, col. 1.

north gravel driveway dividing rows

[gravestone of Scott Dick] 7.   st0305
Scott Alan DICK Apr. 26, 1961 - Aug. 25, 1990
baseball bat, glove, and ball; football engraved on lower left corner; Ball State University in upper right corner
east side inscripion: His Loving Children Megan Michelle and Nathaniel Scott
Row 3, marker 5: [polished black granite upright on black granite base on concrete footing]

Obituaries
Scott A. Dick
  Scott Allan Dick, 29, Granger, Indiana, a native of Decatur, died sometime Saturday morning when shot during an armed robbery of a drug store in South Bend at which he was employed as assistant manager (see story on page one).
  He was born on April 26, 1961 in Decatur to Donald J. and Mary M. Thatcher Dick, route 6, Decatur. He married Tonya J. Sanabria on May 28, 1983; she also survives.
  He was employed by the Osco Drug Store chain for four years and worked in its stores in Muncie and Indianapolis before moving to Granger in April of this year to work in the South Bend store.
  He was a 1979 graduate of Adams Central High School in Monroe and a 1983 graduate of Ball State University in Muncie with a bachelor's degree in science and education. He was a member of the Education Honor Society at Ball State. He was a quarterback on Adams Central's football team as a senior, but was named to the Allen County Athletic Conference's all-conference team that year as a safety. He was also a four- year varsity baseball player for the Flying Jets.
  Mr. Dick was a member of St. Luke United Church of Christ, Kirkland Township.
  Other survivors include a son, Nathaniel Scott Dick, and a daughter, Megan Michelle Dick, both at home; a brother, Matthew Jon Dick, Seabrook, Texas; and four sisters, Mrs. David (Kim) Robbins, Celina, Ohio; Sheri L. Dick, St. Marys, Georgia; Amy Elizabeth Dick, route 6, Decatur; and Dawn R. Dick, a student at Ball State.
  Funeral services are at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in St. Luke United Church of Christ, rural Decatur, Rev. Barry Humble officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visiting hours at Zwick-Sefton and Jahn Funeral Home are 7-9 p.m. Monday and 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. There will be visitation at the church from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday.
  Preferred memorials are to an education fund set up for Megan and Nathaniel Dick. Donations may be sent to that fund in care of Zwick-Sefton and Jahn Funeral Home, 520 N. Second St., Decatur, 46733.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXXVIII, NO. 202   Monday, August 27, 1990   p. 2, col. 1.

Services Wednesday for Scott Dick, 29, Adams County Native
  Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday for Scott Allan Dick, 29, of 50666 Tumbleweed Tr., Granger, who was fatally injured Saturday morning in an apparent robbery while at work at Osco Drug, South Bend.
  Born April 26, 1961 in Decatur, he was a son of Donald J. and Mary M. Thatcher Dick, who survive in rural Decatur. His marriage on May 28, 1983 was to the former Tonja J. Sanabria, who also survives.
  A member of St. Luke United Church of Christ in rural Decatur, Mr. Dick was a 1979 graduate of Adams Central High School, where he served as quarterback of the football team his senior year, was a four-year varsity baseball player, and was named All-Conference defensive safety. He received his bachelor's degree in science and education in 1983 from Ball State University, where he was a member of the Education Honor Society.
  Survivors, in addition to the wife and parents, include a daughter, Megan Michelle Dick, and a son, Nathanial Scott Dick, both at home; four sisters, Mrs. Dave (Kim) Robbins of Celina, Ohio, Sheri L. Dick of St. Marys, Ga., Amy Elizabeth Dick of rural Decatur, and Dawn R. Dick, of Ball State University; and one brother, Matthew Jon Dick of Seabrook, Texas.
  The body will lie in state one hour prior to the 1:30 p.m. services Wednesday at St. Luke United Church of Christ. Rev. Barry Humble will officiate and burial will follow in St. Luke Cemetery, rural Decatur.
  Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Zwick-Sefton and Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur.
  Preferred are memorials to the education fund for Megan and Nathaniel Dick.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LIX No. 252   Monday, August 27, 1990   p. 3, col. 1.

[gravestone of Albert and Virgil Dick] 8.   st0306
DICK Albert F. 1903 - 1969 Virgil L. 1900 - 1981
Row 3, marker 6: [polished red granite upright base on concrete footing with Daughters of the American Revolution marker]

Albert Dick dies Friday at hospital   Albert F. Dick, 66, well-known farmer of Decatur route 4, died at 8:40 p.m. Friday at the Adams county memorial hospital, a few hours after admittance.
  Born in Peoria, Ill., March 24, 1903, he was a son of Karl and Sophia Stick-Dick, and was married to Virgil L. Andrews Oct. 18, 1924.
  Mr. Dick was a member of St. Luke's United Church of Christ, Decatur route 4.
  Surviving are his wife; four daughters, Mrs. William (Vilet) Beck of Marion, Mrs. Irvin (Alice) Liechty of Berne, Mrs. Loren (Doris) Sprunger of Berne, Mrs. William (Mary) Augsburger of Fort Wayne; six sons, Edward E. Dick of Decatur route 4, Robert J. Dick of Fort Wayne, Herman F. Dick of Lamghorne, Pa., Donald J. Decatur route 6, Harold W. Dick of Portland route 3, and Roger L. Dick of Muncie; two sisters, Mrs. Clark (Emma) Funk of Monroe, and Mrs. Lena Beer of Berne and 34 grandchildren. One daughter, Esther, and one brother are deceased.
  Funeral rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the St. Luke's United Church of Christ with Rev. John Dulin officiating. Burial will be in St. Luke's cemetery. Friends may call at the Winteregg-Linn funeral home from 7 p.m. Sunday until 11 a.m. Tuesday. The body will lie in state at the church from 12 noon Tuesday until time of the services. Preferred memorials are to the United Church of Christ children's home at Fort Wayne.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXVII NO. 117.   Saturday, May 17, 1969   p. 1, col. 4.

DICK RITES TUESDAY
  Services for Albert F. Dick, 66, Decatur Route 4 farmer who died at 8:40 p.m. Friday at Decatur Hospital a few hours after admittance, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at St. Luke's United Church of Christ, burial to be in St. Luke's Cemetery. Survivors include his wife, four daughters, six sons, 34 grandchildren and two sisters. Calling at the Winteregg-Linn Funeral Home. Daughters-in-law include Mrs. Robert (Arlene) Dick of Fort Wayne and Mrs. Ed (Peggy) Dick of Decatur Route 4, both formerly of Wells County.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXIX No. 168   Monday, May 19, 1969   p. 1, col. 1.

Virgil Leotis Dick
  Virgil Leotis Dick, 80, Rt. 4, Decatur, died at 4:40 a.m. today at the Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXIX, NO. 151   Saturday, June 27, 1981   p. 1, col. 6.

Obituaries
Virgil Leotis Dick
  Virgil Leotis Dick, 80, Rt. 4, Decatur, died at 4:40 a.m. today at the Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, where she had been a patient 10 days.
  She was a member of St. Luke's United Church of Christ.
  Born Oct. 9, 1900, in Washington Township, she was the daughter of Lewis and Melinda Good-Andrews, and was married to Albert F. Dick on Oct. 18, 1924; he died May 16, 1969.
  Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. William (Violet) Beck, Marion; Mrs. Irvin (Alice) Liechty, Berne; Mrs. Loren (Doris) Sprunger, Bluffton; Mrs. William (Mary) Augsburger, Middletown, Ind.; six sons, Edward E., Rt. 4, Decatur; Robert J., Fort Wayne; Herman F. Langhorn Manor, Pa.; Donald J., Rt. 6, Decatur; Harold W., Rt. 6, Portland; Roger L., Maumee, O.; 38 grandchildren; six great- grandchildren. Three brothers and four sisters preceded her in death.
  Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the St. Luke's United Church of Christ, Rev. John Niederhaus offficiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
  Friends may call at the Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral Home after 7 p.m. Sunday and the body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services. Preferred memorials are to the church.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXIX, NO. 151   Saturday, June 27, 1981   p. 7, col. 7 & 8.

[gravestone of Esther Dick] 9.   st0307
Esther Marie dau. of A.F. & V. L. DICK 1926 - 1951
Row 3, marker 7: [small red granite block]

Miss Esther M. Dick Is Taken By Death
Kirkland Township Girl Dies Sunday
  Miss Esther Marie Dick, 24, of Kirkland township, died at 6 o'clock Sunday morning at the home of her parents. She had been ill for five years with complications.
  She was born in Kirkland township Aug. 24, 1926, a daughter of Albert and Virgile (sic) Andrews-Dick. She was a member of St. Luke's Evangelical and Reformed church at Honduras.
  Surviving in addition to her parents are six brothers, Sgt. Edward E. Dick, with the army air force in Germany, Robert, Herman, Harold, Donald and Roger Dick, all at home; and four sisters, Mrs. Violet Beck of Muncie, Mrs. Lauren Sprunger of Berne, Misses Alice and Mary Dick, both at home.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the St. Luke's Evangelical and Reformed church, the Rev. H. H. Meckstroth officiating. Burial will be in the St. Luke's cemetery. The body will be removed from the Jahn funeral home to the residence, where friends may call after 6 o'clock this evening. The brother serving in Germany is believed enroute home, and in event he does not arrive in time for the funeral, burial will be delayed until his arrival.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XLIX. No. 90.   Monday, April 16, 1951.   p. 1, col. 6.

Miss Esther Dick Dies Early Sunday
  Miss Esther Marie Dick, 24, died at 6 o'clock Sunday morning at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Dick, seven miles east of Bluffton on road 124 and one mile north. She had been ill five years and death was attributed to tuberculosis and complications from the flu.
  The decedent was born Aug. 24, 1926 in Kirkland township, Adams county to Albert and Virgil Andrews Dick. She was a member of the St. Luke's Evangelical and Reformed church.
  Surviving besides the parents are five brothers Sgt. Edward E. Dick, of the air corps, in Germany, Robert, Herman, Harold and Roger Dick, all at home; four sisters, Mrs. Viola Beck, of Muncie, Mrs. Doris Sprunger, of Berne, Alice and Mary, both at home. Miss Alice Dick was to have been married Sunday afternoon, but due to the death of the sister the ceremony was postponed.
  The body taken to the Jahn funeral home will be removed to the residence where friends may call after 6 o'clock this evening.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the St. Luke's Evangelical and Reformed church Rev. H. H. Meckstroth officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
  The brother, Sgt. Dick, who is stationed in Germany, has been granted an emergency leave, and in case he does not arrive home in time for the funeral services the body will be taken to the cemetery mausoleum and burial services will be conducted later.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXI No. 140   Monday, April 16, 1951   p. 1, col. 5.

Row 4:   (9 stones)


[gravestone of Bonnie and Leonard Funk] 10.   st0401
FUNK Bonnie L. 1931 - ____   Leonard D. 1928 - 1995
west side inscription: Our Children Judy Janis Joy
Row 4, marker 1: [red granite upright on red granite base on concrete footing]

Leonard D. Funk
  Leonard D. Funk, 67, 1002 Mix Ave., died at 6:09 a.m. Sunday [at] Adams County Memorial Hospital.
  He was born on July 5, 1928 in Adams County to Clark and Emma Dick Funk and married Bonnie L. Baumgartner on November 12, 1949. She survives.
  He was formerly employed by Yost Construction of Decatur and Habig Trucking of Bluffton. He was a member of St. Luke's United Church of Christ, rural Decatur.
  Other survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Judy) Newman, Lenoir, North Carolina; Mrs. Paul (Janis) Whitcomb, Decatur; and Mrs. Don (Joy) Erxleben, Decatur; three brothers, Kenneth Funk, Decatur; Jerry Funk, Portland; and Larry Funk, Mesa, Arizona; two sisters, Mrs. Loren (Norma) Myers, Monroe, and Mrs. Charles (Eileen) Hoffman, Sun City, Arizona; and 12 grandchildren.
  Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Haggard and Armes Funeral Home, Decatur, with burial in St. Luke's Cemetery, rural Decatur. Visiting hours are 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Preferred memorials are to Adams County Home Health Care.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. XCIII, NO. 290   Monday, December 11, 1995   p. 2, col. 2.

Leonard D. Funk, 67
  Decatur resident Leonard D. Funk, 67, died Sunday at Adams County Memorial Hospital in Decatur.
  Born July 5 1928 in Adams County, he was the son of Clark and Emma Dick Funk. He married Bonnie L. Baumgartner, who still survives, on Nov. 12, 1949.
  He was a former employee of Yost Construction in Decatur and Habig Trucking of Bluffton. He was also a member of St. Lukes United Church of Christ.
  Surviving, in addition to his wife, are three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Judy) Newman of Lenior, N.C., Mrs. Paul (Janis) Whitcomb and Mrs. Don (Joy) Erxleben, both of Decatur; three brothers, Kenneth Funk of Decatur, Jerry Funk of Portland and Larry Funk of Mesa, Ariz.; two sisters, Mrs. Loren (Norma) Myers of Monroe and Mrs. Charles (Eileen) Hoffman of Sun City, Ariz.; and 12 grandchildren.
  Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday at Haggard & Armes Funeral Home where services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday. Rev. Jerry Fleuckiger will officiate the ceremony.
  Burial will be at St. Luke's Cemetery in Decatur.
  Memorials to the Adams County Home Health Care.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. 67 No. 34   Monday, December 11, 1995   p. 3, col. 1.

[gravestone of Clark and Emma Funk] 11.   st0402
FUNK Clark 1902 - 1995 Emma S. 1900 - 1985
Row 4, marker 2: [rose colored granite upright on rose colored granite base on concrete footing
(white quartzite gravel borders Clark & Emma Funk and Ron Myers monuments)]

Obituaries
[photo]
[photo caption: Clark Funk]
  Clark Funk, 91, Decatur, died at 2:40 p.m. Saturday in Adams County Memorial Hospital. He was a resident of Woodcrest Nursing Home.
  He was born on March 26, 1903 in New Holland, Ohio to Charles and Eliza Ratcliff Funk and married Emma Dick on April 16, 1926. She died in 1985.
  He was a retired farmer and a former employe of Schafer Co. in Decatur and Indiana's highway department. He was a member of St. Luke's United Church of Christ, rural Decatur, and was a deacon, elder, trustee, and Sunday School teacher. He also was a member of the United States Trotters' Association and was a long-time fan of horse racing.
  Surviving are four sons, Leonard and Kenneth Funk, both of Decatur; Jerry Funk, Portland; and Larry Funk, Mesa, Arizona; two daughters, Mrs. Leonard (Norma) Myers, Monroe, and Mrs. Charles (Eileen) Hoffman, Sun City, Arizona; 12 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. A grandson, Ron Myers, five sisters, and two brothers are deceased.
  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Luke's United Church of Christ, with burial in the church cemetery. Visiting hours are 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in Haggard and Armes Funeral Home and 10-11 a.m. Wednesday in the church. Preferred memorials are to the church.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. XCIII, NO. 18   Monday, January 23, 1995   p. 2, col. 1.

Clark Funk, 91
  A former Monroe area farmer, Clark Funk of Decatur died Saturday at Decatur Hospital. He was 91.
  In addition to farming, he has been employed at Schafer Wholesale and with the Indiana State Highway Department.
  His wife, Emma, died in 1985.
  Surviving are four sons, Leonard and Kenneth, both of Decatur, Jerry of Portland and Larry of Mesa, Ariz.; 12 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.
  Services at 11 a.m. Wednesday will be at St. Luke's United Church of Christ in Decatur. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
  Calling will be from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Haggard and Armes Funeral Home in Decatur and an hour prior to services at the church.
  Memorials to the church.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. 66 No. 71   Monday, January 23, 1995   p. 3, col. 1.

Obituaries
(see page 7)
Emma S. Funk
  Emma S. Funk, 85, route 1, Monroe, died Thursday.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXXIII, NO. 304   Friday, December 27, 1985   p. 1, col. 6.

Obituaries
Emma S. Funk
[photo]
  Emma S. Funk, 85, route 1, Monroe, died at 1 p.m. Thursday at Swiss Village Nursing Care Center, Berne.
  She was a member of St. Luke's United Church of Christ and the Women's Guild. Born on Nov. 4, 1900, in Peoria, Ill., she was the daughter of Karl and Sophia Schmidt-Dick, and was married to Clark Funk on April 16, 1927; he survives.
  Also surviving are four sons, Leonard and Kenny, both of Decatur; Jerry, Keystone; Larry Funk, Tempe, Ariz.; two daughters, Mrs. Loren (Norma) Myers, route 1, Monroe, and Mrs. Charles (Eileen) Hoffman, Monroe; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Two brothers, Frederick and Albert Dick, one sister, Mrs. Lena Beer, and one grandson, Ron Myers, are deceased.
  Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Luke's United Church of Christ, Rev. Gary Hoffman and Rev. Peter Smith officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral Home from 2-9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday, and then at the church one hour prior to services. Memorials are to the church.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXXIII, NO. 304   Friday, December 27, 1985   p. 7, col. 5   6.

Deaths
Jerry Funk's Mother, Mrs. Clark Funk Dies at Age 85
  Mother of Jerry Funk of Keystone, Mrs. Clark (Emma S.) Funk, 85, of Monroe Route 1 died at 1 p.m. Thursday in the nursing care unit at Swiss Village, where she had been a patient the last month.
  Mrs. Funk was a member of the St. Luke's United Church of Christ and its Women's Guild.
  Born Nov. 4, 1900, in Peoria, Ill., she was a daughter of Karl and Sophia Schmidt Dick. Her marriage to Clark Funk, who survives, took place April 16, 1927.
  In addition to the husband and son at Keystone, surviving are three other sons, Leonard Funk and Kenny Funk, both of Decatur, and Larry Funk of Tempe, Ariz.; two daughters, Mrs. Loren (Norma) Myers of Monroe Route 1 and Mrs. Charles (Eileen) Hoffman of Monroe, 12 grandchildren and 18 great- grandchildren.
  Calling after 2 p.m. today and until noon Saturday will be at the Winteregg-Linn and Haggard Funeral Home in Decatur.
  At 1:30 p.m. Saturday the body will be taken to St. Luke's Church of Christ at Honduras for services at 2:30 p.m. in charge of Rev. Gary Hoffman and Rev. Peter Smith. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
  Preferred are memorials to St. Luke's United Church of Christ.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LVI No. 47   Friday, December 27, 1985   p. 3, col. 1.

[gravestone of Ron Myers] 12.   st0403
Ron W. MYERS Dec. 14, 1955 July 25, 1979 I am with you always until the end of time
west side inscription: Ron Beloved Son of Loren & Norma
Row 4, marker 3: [red granite upright on red granite base on concrete footing]

Tuesday services for victim of drowning
  Funeral services for Ronald W. Myers, 23-year-old route 1, Monroe resident who drowned while swimming in a West Virginia river Wednesday morning, will be held next Tuesday.
  The body of the 1974 Adams Central High School graduate was recovered around 1 p.m. Friday, about two miles downstream from where the tragedy occurred.
  Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Luke's United Church of Christ, Rev. John Dulin and Rev. Kent Ulery in charge, and burial will be in the church cemetery. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services.
  Friends may call after 7 p.m. Sunday at the Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral Home.
  The tragedy occurred around 9 a.m. Wednesday near Oak Hill, in Fayette County, West Virginia. Mr. Myers was vacationing with three friends--Ross Andrews, route 3, Decatur; Jack Andrews, route 4, Decatur; and Dan Gremaux, route 5, Decatur--and was swimming in the New River. He suddenly called out for help and went down, and efforts to locate him in the river were unsuccessful.
  The two Andrews, who were with Mr. Myers at the time of the drowning, and Gremaux have now returned to Adams County.
  A 1974 graduate of Adams Central High School, Mr. Myers resided with his parents, Loren W. and Norma J. Funk-Myers, on route 1, Monroe. He was employed at Zurcher Firestone in Monroe, and also farmed his grandfather's farm.
  He was a member of St. Luke's United Church of Christ and served as a deacon.
  Born December 14, 1955 in Decatur, Mr. Myers is survived, in addition to his parents, by two sisters, Mrs. Wayne (Sherrill) Frock of route 1, Monroe, and Mrs. Steve (Diana) Bailey, Lawton, Oklahoma. Also surviving are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clark Funk, route 1, Monroe, and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Frank Myers, Pleasant Mills.
  Preferred memorials are to the church.
[photo]
[photo caption: Ronald W. Myers]
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXVII, NO. 177   Saturday, July 28, 1979   p. 1, col. 2 & 3.

[gravestone of Norma J.and Loren W. Myers] 13.   st0404
MYERS Norma J. May 13, 1933 - ____   Loren W. July 20, 1928 - ____ Married Aug. 1, 1953
Row 4, marker 4: [red granite upright on red granite base on concrete footing]

[gravemarker of Arthur W. Moeschberger] 14.   st0405
Arthur W. Moeschberger July 28, 1917 - Nov. 23, 2007 brass plaque on large boulder
another brass plaque on boulder and a third on the concrete footing
Row 4, marker 5: [large boulder on concrete footing]

Arthur Moeschberger
  Arthur Moeschberger, 90, of Decatur, a former Monroe resident, died Friday at the nursing center in Woodcrest Retirement Community.
  Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. CV, NO. 269   Saturday, November 24, 2007   p. 3A, col. 1.

Obituaries
Arthur W. Moeschberger
  Arthur W. Moeschberger, 90, Decatur, who served 16 years as clerk-treasurer of Monroe, died Friday at the nursing center in Woodcrest Retirement Community.
  He was born on July 28, 1917, in Adams County to Martin and Kathryn Von Behren Moeschberger.
  He married Milita Egly on March 29, 1941; she survives.
  He worked at Economy Printing in Berne from 1935-1939, at the Decatur Daily Democrat from 1939-54, and as a machinist at Fort Wayne Newspapers from 1954 until retiring in 1981. He was a member of St. Luke Church of rural Decatur and was a Sunday School teacher there for 68 years as well as an elder and president of the consistory.
  Mr. Moeschberger was a member of the board of the Adams County Council on Aging, vice-president and treasurer of Area Three Council on Aging, and was active in a former Decatur theater group directed by Reid Erekson. A member of American Legion Post 43 in Decatur, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
  Other survivors are two sons, Olin W. Moeschberger of Monroe and Donald G. Moeschberger of Kokomo; two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Maris) Fried of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, and Rev. Karen Moeschberger of Oxford, Michigan; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
  Two brothers and a sister are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Luke Church, with burial in the church cemetery, including military graveside rites by the color guard from American Legion Post 43.
  Visiting hours are noon-1 p.m. Tuesday in Porter Auditorium at Woodcrest and 4-8 p.m. Tuesday in Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, and also 10-11 a.m. Wednesday in the church.
  Preferred memorials are to the church or to Family
[abrupt end of obit.]
The Decatur Daily Democrat   [VOL. CV, NO. 270]   Monday, November 26, 2007   p. 3A, col. 1.

north gravel driveway dividing rows

[gravestone of Mildred Corson] 15.   st0406
Mildred C. Corson 1908 - 2002
Row 4, marker 6: [small red granite block on concrete footing]

OBITUARIES
Mildred C. Corson
  Mildred C. Corson, 94, died at 10 p.m. Tuesday in Greencroft Terrace at Goshen.
  She was born in Adams County on April 29, 1908 to Eli and Grace Rickner Bixler and married Alton B. Corson on October 31, 1931; he died in 1969.
  She was a secretary for the late Dr. Richard Parrish in Decatur and a caregiver for many years as well as a member of Plymouth United Church of Christ at Goshen. She formerly was a member of St. Luke's United Church of Christ in rural Decatur and was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, including service as a Worthy Matron in the Decatur branch of the OES and as a Rainbow Mom for many years.
  Surviving are a son, Ronald D. Corson of Syracuse; a brother, Leo Bixler of Churubusco; a sister, Faye Harvey of Sidney, Ohio; and two grandchildren.
  A daughter, two brothers, and two sisters are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Luke's United Church of Christ, with burial in the church cemetery.
  Visiting hours are 4-8 p.m. Friday in Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur, with an Order of the Eastern Star memorial service at 8 p.m., and at the church one hour prior to services.
  Preferred memorials are to the Polio Foundation.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. XCVX, NO. 275   Thursday, Nov[ember] 21, 2002   p. 2A, col. 1.

[gravestone of Alton Corson] 16.   st0407
Alton B. Corson 1905 - 1969
Row 4, marker 7: [small red granite block on concrete footing]

Alton B. Corson dies at hospital
  Alton B. Corson, 64, of Homestead 6, active in church, lodge and athletic circles for many years, died at 8:50 a.m. today at the Adams county memorial hospital, where he had been a patient one day.
  Mr. Corson was stricken with a heart attack while at work Friday and after returning home was taken to the hospital.
  Born in Kirkland township March 25, 1905, he was a son of Frank and Susan Scherry-Corson, and was married to Mildred Bixler Oct. 30, 1931.
  Mr. Corson attended Ball State College and taught in the Election and Smith schools in Kirkland township. A graduate of United Electric school at Louisville, Ky., he had been employed as a wire enamaler (sic) at the Taylor street plant of the General Electric Co. in Fort Wayne since 1927.
  He was a member of the old Whippet and G.E. and Inca Indians basketball teams, and in recent years was a member of the Johnson Studie horseshoe team.
  Mr. Corson was a member of the Zion United Church of Christ, Masonic lodge 571, the Adams county Horseshoe league, and was a past patron of the Order of Eastern Star.
  Surviving are his wife; one son, Ronald D. Corson, a teacher in the Munster community schools; one grandson, Jermey (sic) D. Corson; one sister, Mrs. Arlie (Gladys) Fisher of Tampa, Fla.; and two brothers, Dallas and Harold Corson, both of Fort Wayne. A daughter, Scherrill, died in 1949.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday
[photo]
[photo caption: Alton B. Corson]
at the Zwick funeral home, with Rev. William C. Feller officiating. Burial will be in St. Luke's cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Sunday until time of the services. Preferred memorials are to the United Church of Christ memorial fund for United Church homes.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXVII NO. 81.   Saturday, April 5, 1969   p. 1, col. 3 & 4.

ALTON CORSON DIES
  Born in Kirkland Twp., Adams County, Alton B. Corson, 64, of Decatur died Saturday at Decatur Hospital, where he had been a patient only one day following a heart attack while at work at the Taylor St. plant in Fort Wayne of General Electric, where he had been employed since 1927. Surviving are his wife, formerly Mildred Bixler, a son, a grandson, a sister and two brothers. Rites will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Zwick Funeral Home with burial at St. Luke's Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXIX No. 132   Monday, April 7, 1969   p. 6, col. 5.

[gravestone of Susanna Corson Reppert] 17.   st0408
Susanna Corson Reppert 1880 - 1956
Row 4, marker 8: [small red granite block on concrete footing]

Susanna C. Reppert Is Taken By Death
Funeral Services Held Here Today
  Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Zwick funeral home for Mrs. Susanna C. Reppert, 76, lifelong resident of Adams county, who died at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the home of a son, Alton B. Corson, one and one-half miles west and three-fourths of a mile north of Coppess Corner. She had been ill the past six years.
  The Rev. Lewis Minsterman officiated, and burial was in St. Luke's cemetery.
  She was born in Adams county March 1, 1880, a daughter of Jacob and Caroline Diehl-Scherry.
  Mrs. Reppert was a member of St. Luke's Evangelical and Reformed church and was a charter member of the Women's guild of the church.
  Surviving are her husband, William Reppert; three sons, Alton B. Corson of Washington township, Harold and Dallas Corson of Fort Wayne; one daughter, Mrs. Gladys Peck of Fort Wayne; one stepson, Dallas Reppert of Fort Wayne; six stepdaughters, Mrs. Forest Owens, Mrs. Herman Keller, Mrs. Paul Uhrick and Mrs. Luther Brokaw, all of Decatur, Mrs. Wallace Miner of DeKalb, Ill., and Mrs. William Sanders of Chattanooga, Tenn.; 23 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, William Scherry of Magley and Lewis Scherry of Genoa, O. One sister preceded her in death.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LIV. No. 108.   Monday, May 7, 1956.   p. 1, col. 6.

concrete planter

[gravestone of Sherrill Ann Corson] 18.   st0409
Sherrill Ann dau. of A.B. & M.C. CORSON Mar. 25, 1937 July 22, 1949
Row 4: marker 9: [smaller red granite block on concrete footing]

Row 5:   (6 stones)


[gravestone of Otto and Verna Hoffman] 19.   st0501
HOFFMAN Otto W. 1895 - 1977 Verna E. 1896 - 1978
Row 5, marker 1: [gray granite upright on gray granite base on concrete footing]

Otto William Hoffman
  Otto William Hoffman, 82, Monroe, a former Adams County Commissioner, died at 6:40 a.m. today at the Adams County Memorial Hospital.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXIV, NO. 213   Saturday, September 10, 1977   p. 1, col. 6.

Otto William Hoffman
  Otto William Hoffman, 82, of 304 Van Buren St., Monroe, a former Adams County Commissioner, died at 6:40 a.m. today at the Adams County Memorial Hospital. He had been in failing health for one year.
  Mr. Hoffman, a Democrat, served as county commissioner from 1950-1954 and was a former school teacher and farmer.
  He was a member of the St. Luke's United Church of Christ at Hondorus (sic), where he was on the consistory as an elder and trustee, and was active in church affairs. Mr. Hoffman, an avid sports fan, was a member of the Moose Lodge 1311.
  Born in Adams County on Feb. 4, 1895, he was the son of Jonas and Lucy Zaugg-Hoffman, and was united in marriage on March 17, 1917 in Decatur, to Verna Owens, who survives.
  Also surviving are seven children, Dale Hoffman, Edwardsburg, Mich.; Kenneth Hoffman, Monroe; Mrs. Art (Dorothy) Beeler, Decatur; Mrs. Bernard (Virginia) Gase, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Doyle (Phyllis) Winteregg, Berne; Charles Hoffman, Monroe; Thomas Hoffman, Decatur; one sister, Mrs. Mary Fisher, route 4, Decatur; one brother, Barry Hugo Hoffman, Camden, Mich.; 22 grandchildren and 16 great- grandchildren. One brother and two sisters preceded him in death.
  Funeral services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Zwick Funeral Home, with Rev. Kent Ulery officiating. Burial will be in the St. Luke's United Church of Christ Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Sunday. Preferred memorials are to the Cancer Society or St. Luke's Church.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXIV, NO. 213   Saturday, September 10, 1977   p. 7, col. 5.

Obituaries
(See page 5A)
Verna Hoffman
  Mrs. Verna Hoffman, 81, 304 S. Van Buren Street, Monroe, died at 7:15 a.m. today at the Adams County Memorial Hospital.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXVI, NO. 283   Tuesday, December 5, 1978   p. 1, col. 4.

Verna Hoffman
  Mrs. Verna Hoffman, 81, 304 S. Van Buren Street, Monroe, died at 7:15 a.m. today at the Adams County Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient for one day.
  A native of Benton County, Mrs. Hoffman was a member of the St. Luke's United Church of Christ and the St. Luke's Women's Guild. She was born on December 16, 1896, and was the daughter of Sherman and Augusta Van Horn-Owens.
  Mrs. Hoffman was married to Otto Hoffman on March 17, 1917; he preceded her in death on September 9, 1977. Survivors include seven children, Mrs. Arthur (Dorothy) Beeler, route 3, Decatur; Mrs. Bernard (Virginia) Gase, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Doyle (Phyllis) Winteregg, Berne; Dale E. Hoffman, Edwardsburg, Michigan; Kenneth C. Hoffman, Monroe; Charles N. (Chuck) Hoffman, Monroe; and Thomas W. Hoffman, Decatur; 22 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. One sister, one brother and one grandchild preceded her in death.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Winteregg-Linn and Haggard Funeral Home, with the Rev. Kent Ulery officiating. Burial will be in the St. Luke's Cemetery.
  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday. Preferred memorials are to the St. Luke's United Church of Christ.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXVI, NO. 283   Tuesday, December 5, 1978   p. 5A, col. 5.

[gravestone of Kenneth and Janice Hoffman] 20.   st0502
HOFFMAN Kenneth 1919 - 1990   Janice 1920 - ____
Row 5, marker 2: [gray granite upright on gray granite base on concrete footing, with US flag in spread winged eagle 1941-1945 holder]

Kenneth C. Hoffman
  Kenneth C. Hoffman, 70, Berne, died at 1:05 a.m. today in the Department of Veterans' Affairs Medical Center, Fort Wayne. He had been a patient there the past three weeks.
  He was born on May 16, 1919 in Adams County to Otto and Verna Owens Hoffman and married Janice Sprunger on November 10, 1940; she survives.
  He formerly owned Ken's Service Garage and Grocery in rural Decatur and Monroe Garage and K&J Laundramat, both in Monroe.
  Other survivors are a daughter, Judy Studebaker, 521 S. 13th St.; a son, William Hoffman, Placerville, California; three sisters, Mrs. Arthur (Dorothy) Beeler, route 3, Decatur; Mrs. Bernard (Virginia) Gase, Fort Wayne; and Mrs. Doyle (Phyllis) Winteregg, Rainbow Lake, Geneva; three brothers, Dale Hoffman, Edwardsburg, Michigan; Charles Hoffman, 103 Rochester Ct.; and Tom Hoffman, 1034 Mix Ave.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
  Funeral services are pending at Haggard and Armes Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Luke's United Church of Christ cemetery, rural Adams County. Preferred memorials are to St. Luke's United Church of Christ.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXXVIII, NO. 13   Tuesday, January 16, 1990   p. 2, col. 2.

[gravestone of August, Otto, Hulda, and Anna Klickman] 21.   st0503
KLICKMAN August A. 1886 - 1970 Otto H. 1888 - 1973 Hulda F. 1892 - 1977 Anna W. 1894 - 1974 Row 5, marker 3: [large polished gray granite upright on gray granite base on concrete footing]

August Klickman dies early Sunday
  August A. Klickman, 84, retired farmer, died at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at his home, Bluffton route 4, following an illness of two weeks.
  He was born in Germany Jan. 27, 1886, a son of Ferdinand and Augusta Yake-Klickman, and was never married.
  Mr. Klickman was a member of St. Luke's United Church of Christ.
  Surviving are one brother, Otto Klickman, and two sisters, Miss Anna Klickman and Miss Hulda Klickman, all residing on Bluffton route 4. A brother, William, and two sisters, Cora and Bertha, are deceased.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Winteregg-Linn funeral home, with Rev. John Dulin officiating. Burial will be in St. Luke's cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 12 noon Tuesday until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXVIII NO. 252   Monday, October 26, 1970   p. 1, col. 3.

August Klickman Dies; Rites Set
  August A. Klickman, 84, of Bluffton Route 4 died at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at his home four miles west of two miles south of Monroe after an illness of two weeks.
  Born Jan. 27, 1886 in Germany, he was a son of Ferdinand and Augusta Yake Klickman. He was never married.
  A retired farmer, he was a member of the St. Luke's United Church of Christ at Honduras.
  Surviving are two sisters, Miss Hulda Klickman and Miss Anna Klickman, with whom he resided.
  Friends may call after noon Tuesday at the Winteregg-Linn Funeral Home in Decatur, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Rev. John Dulin will officiate and burial will be in the St. Luke's church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXX No. 302   Monday, October 26, 1970   p. 3, col. 4.

Otto H. Klickman dies at hospital
  Otto H. Klickman, 84, of route 4, Bluffton, a retired farmer, died at 11:55 p.m. Sunday at the Adams county memorial hospital. He had been hospitalized two days.
  He was a member of the St. Luke's United Church of Christ at Honduras.
  Born in Germany on October 5, 1888, he was the son of Ferdinand and Augusta Yake-Klickman, and was never married.
  Surviving are two sisters, Miss Anna W. Klickman, and Miss Hulda F. Klickman, both of route 4, Bluffton. Two brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.
  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Winteregg-Linn funeral home, with Rev. John D. Dulin officiating. Burial will be in the St. Luke's cemetery, Honduras. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXI NO. 114.   Monday, May 14, 1973   p. 1, col. 1.

Obituaries
Hulda F. Klickman
  Hulda F. Klickman, 85, route 4, Bluffton, died at 8:25 a.m. Sunday at the Adams County Memorial Hospital, where she had been hospitalized one day.
  Born in French Township on April 25, 1892, she was the daughter of Ferdinand and Augusta Yake-Klickman.
  She was a member of the St. Luke's United Church and the Ladies Aid of the church.
  She was the last member of her family.
  Three brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.
  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral Home, with Rev. Matthew Worthman officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon today.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXIV, NO. 209   Tuesday, September 6, 1977   p. 5, col. 4.

Hulda Klickman Dies at Age 85
  The last of her family, Miss Hulda F. Klickman, 85, of Bluffton Route 4 died at 8:25 a.m. Sunday at Decatur Hospital.
  A daughter of Ferdinand and Augusta Yake Klickman, she was born April 25, 1892 in Adams County.
  Miss Klickman, a lifelong resident of Adams County and a homemaker, was a member of St. Luke's United Church of Christ.
  Friends may call at the Winteregg-Linn and Haggard Funeral Home at Decatur, where services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Rev. Matthew Worthman officiating. Burial will be in St. Luke's Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XLVII No. 260   Tuesday, September 6, 1977   p. 3, col. 1.

Anna Klickman dies here today
  Miss Anna W. Klickman, 80, of route 4, Bluffton, died at 7:26 a.m. today at the Adams county memorial hospital, where she had been hospitalized two days.
  The body was removed to the Winteregg-Linn and Haggard funeral home, where funeral arrangements are incomplete.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXII NO. 237.   Tuesday, October 8, 1974   p. 1, col. 5.

Klickman rites are on Friday
  Funeral services for Miss Anna W. Klickman, 80, of route 4, Bluffton, will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Winteregg-Linn and Haggard funeral home, with Rev. John D. Dulin officiating. Burial will be in St. Luke's cemetery, Honduras. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3:30 p.m. Thursday.
  Miss Klickman, a lifelong resident of Adams county, died at 7:26 a.m. Tuesday at the Adams county memorial hospital, where she had been hospitalized two days.
  She was a member of the St. Luke's United Church of Christ at Honduras.
  Born in French township on June 13, 1894, she was the daughter of Ferdinand and Augusta Yake-Klickman.
  Surviving is one sister, Miss Hulda F. Klickman of route 4, Bluffton. Two sisters and four brothers preceded her in death.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXII NO. 238.   Wednesday, October 9, 1974   p. 1, col. 6.

Miss Klickman, 80, Dies; Rites Friday
  A resident of Bluffton Route 4, in Adams County, Miss Anna W. Klickman, 80, died at 7:26 a.m. Tuesday in Decatur Hospital, where she had been a patient two days.
  A daughter of Ferdinand and Augusta Yake Klickman, she was born June 13, 1894 in Adams County.
  Miss Klickman was a member of St. Luke's United Church of Christ at Honduras.
  Surviving is a sister, Miss Hulda Klickman of Bluffton Route 4.
  Friends may call after 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Winteregg, Linn and Haggard Funeral Home in Decatur, where services at 10 a.m. Friday will be in charge of Rev. John D. Dulin. Burial will be in St. Luke's Cemetery at Honduras.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XLIV No. 288   Wednesday, October 9, 1974   p. 3, col. 1.

north gravel driveway dividing rows

[gravestone of Robert Joseph and Ruth Arlene Dick] 22.   st0504
DICK Robert Joseph Mar. 23, 1932 - ____ Married Dec 8 1950 Ruth Arlene Sept. 2, 1932 - 1999
Row 5, marker 4: [small red granite slant on concrete footing]

  FORT WAYNE--Ruth A. Dick, 66. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Waynedale United Methodist Church, Fort Wayne, with visitation from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday in Klaehn, Fahl, and Melton Funeral Home on Winchester Rd. in Fort Wayne.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. XCVII, NO. 119,   Thursday, May 20, 1999   p. 2A, col. 2.

[gravestone of Gary Beer] 23.   st0505
Gary D. BEER 1947 engraved lamb, daffodils, cross
Row 5, marker 5: [small gray granite block on concrete footing]

[gravestone of Lloyd and Mabel Egly] 24.   st0506
EGLY Lloyd 1914 - ____ Mabel 1917 - 1966
Row 5, marker 6: [red granite slant on concrete footing]

Lloyd F. Egly
  Lloyd F. Egly, 69, brother of a Decatur man, died at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in Blackford County Hospital in Hartford City. He had resided in Hartford City for a few years.
  Death was due to cancer.
  He was born in Wells County on March 18, 1914 to Lewis and Nellie Marie Diehl-Egly and married the former Mable Keck in Adams County in 1936; she died on December 13, 1966.
  Mr. Egly was a general laborer and a lifelong Wells County resident until his move to Hartford City.
  He is survived by four sons--Roger Egly, stationed with the United States military services in Germany; Dwight Egly, Fayetteville, North Carolina; and Walter and Frank Egly, both of Hartford City; two daughters--Carol Egly of Bluffton and Martha Schoaf of California; two brothers--Virgil Egly of Portland and Robert Egly of 130 Grant St.; 18 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
  The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Thoma-Rich Funeral Home in Bluffton, Rev. Robert Thomas officiating. Burial will be in the Hondorus (sic) Cemetery in Adams County.
  Visitation is today and Tuesday.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL.LXXXI, NO. 197   Monday, August 22, 1983   p. 7, col. 4.

Row 6:   (10 stones)


[gravestone of Blanche and Chester Shoaf] 25.   st0601
SHOAF Blanche 1887 - 1964 Chester W. 1887 - 1965
Row 6, marker 1: [gray granite slant on gray granite base on concrete footing]

Chester W. Shoaf dies last evening
  Chester W. Shoaf, 78, of Monroe route 1, well known farmer and former employe of the Adams county highway department, died at 6:20 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's hospital, Fort Wayne, where he had been a patient since Tuesday afternoon. He had been ill for the past 10 months.
  He was born near Oak Harbor, O., May 15, 1887, a son of William and Sadie Benedict-Shoaf, and had lived in Adams county most of his life. He was married to Blanche Hoffman Aug. 1, 1908. His wife preceded him in death Oct. 30, 1964.
  Surviving are three sons, Arthur Shoaf of Monroe, Harold Shoaf of Decatur 6, and Raymond R. Shoaf of Decatur route 4; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (LaVere) Light of Decatur route 6; 24 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Fred Shoaf of Waynedale, Ed Shoaf of Decatur route 4, and Charles Shoaf of Decatur route 6, and four sisters, Mrs. Noah (Lulu) Egly of Monroe route 1, Mrs. Mable Lininger of Decatur route 4, Mrs. Mae Musser of Decatur route 3, and Mrs. Ora (Ireta) Ratcliff of Decatur route 6. One brother is deceased.
  Funeral rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Zwick funeral home, with Rev. William C. Feller officiating. Burial will be in the St. Luke cemetery, Decatur route 4. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXIII NO. 267   Friday, November 12, 1965 p. 1, col. 4.

CHESTER SHOAF DIES
  Chester W. Shoaf, 78, of Monroe Route 1, former Adams County highway worker, died at 6:20 p.m. Thursday in St. Joseph's Hospital. He had been ill 10 months. Surviving are three sons, one daughter, two brothers, four sisters, 24 grand- children and 28 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Zwick Funeral Home in Decatur.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXVI No. 11   Friday, November 12, 1965   p. 1, col. 1.

Mrs. Blanche Shoaf Dies Friday Night
  Mrs. Blanche Shoaf, 77, of route 1, Monroe passed away suddenly at 7:30 p.m. Friday in her home. She had been in failing health for two years.
  She was born Jan. 3, 1887 in Kirkland township, a daughter of James and Kathryn Hilgeman Hoffman and was married on August 1, 1908 to Chester W. Shoaf, who survives.
  A member of the First United Church of Christ in Decatur, she leaves three sons, Arthur of Monroe, Harold of route 6, Decatur, and Raymond of route 4, Decatur, and a daughter, Mrs. Robert LaVere Light of route 6, Decatur. Two sisters, Mrs. Fred Wolfe of Keystone and Mrs. Frank Kulak of Saskatchewan, Canada, also survive.
  The body is at the Zwick funeral home in Decatur, where friends may call after 7 p.m. this evening. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Monday.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXII. NO. 258.   Saturday, October 31, 1964.   p. 1, col. 6.

MRS. SHOAF DIES
  Mrs. Blanche Shoaf, 77, wife of Chester Shoaf, died at 7:30 p.m. Friday at her home southwest of Monroe. Three sons, one daughter, two sisters, 24 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren survive. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Zwick Funeral Home in Decatur. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXIV No. 308   Saturday, October 31, 1964   p. 1, col. 1.

[gravestone of Jason and Emma Hoffman] 26.   st0602
HOFFMAN Rev. Jason 1888 - 1958 Emma 1887 - 1981
Row 6, marker 2: [red granite block on concrete footing]

Rev. Jason Hoffman Dies In California
Native Of Kirkland Township Is Dead
  The Rev. Jason Hoffman, 70, a native of Kirkland township, died at 3:15 p.m. Thursday in El Cajon, Calif., following an illness of two years.
  Rev. Hoffman was a member of St. Luke's Evangelical and Reformed church at Honduras, and was a retired minister of the Reformed church.
  He was born Sept. 29, 1888 in Adams county, a son of James D. and Katharine Hilgemann Hoffman and was married to Emma Reppert at Magley June 11, 1914.
  Surviving are the widow; three sons, Roland Earl Hoffmann, California; Richard Hoffman, Florida; Donald Hoffmann, Enid, Okla.; a daughter, Mrs. Frank Lahr, California; three sisters, Mrs. Chester Shoaf, of near Monroe; Mrs. Fred Wolfe, near Montpelier; and Mrs. Frank Kulak, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; a brother, James Hoffmann, Arkansas; two half-sisters, Mrs. Mary Graber, of Berne, and Mrs. Ida Homer, of Warren, O.
  Friends may call at the Yager funeral home in Berne after 9 a.m. Monday.
  Services will be at St. Luke's Evangelical and Reformed church at Honduras at 2 p.m. Tuesday, the Rev. C. A. Schmid of Berne officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LVI No. 234.   Saturday, October 4, 1958   p. 1, col. 4.

Emma Hoffman
  Emma Hoffman, 93, a native of Adams County, died last Friday in Grants Pass, Ore.
  She was the last survivor of Chris and Mary Spies-Reppert and was married to Jason Hoffman; he died in October of 1958.
  She was born in Adams County on Aug. 27, 1887.
  Survivors include four sons, Roland, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Donald, Crescent, Okla.; Richard, Independence, Ore.; Earl, Grants Pass, Ore.; and 11 grandchildren. A number of relatives also reside here. One daughter, Virginia, preceded her in death in August, 1980.
  Funeral services were held this afternoon in Grants Pass; the body will be cremated.
  A memorial service here will be announced at a later date.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXIX, NO. 39   Monday, February 16, 1981   p. 2, col. 1.

[gravestone of Steven Andrews] 27.   st0603
In Loving Memory Steven Joe ANDREWS 1969 - 1985
Row 6, marker 3: [polished black granite slant on black granite base on concrete footing]

Steven Joe Andrews
  Services for Steven Joe Andrews, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Andrews, route 4, Decatur, will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral Home, Rev. Peter Smith officiating. Burial will be in St. Luke Cemetery.
  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-9 p.m. Friday.
  A junior at Adams Central, he was a member of the wrestling team. He attended St. Luke's United Church of Christ.
  Born on Sept. 4, 1968, in Decatur, he was the son of Jack and Patricia Myers-Andrews.
  Surviving, in addition to the parents, are six brothers, Donald E. and Ross L. Andrews, both of Monroe; Gary R. Jerry T., Randy W., and Scott D. Andrews, all of route 4, Decatur; one sister, Laurinda M. Andrews, route 4, Decatur; and the maternal grandmother, Laura Myers, route 6, Decatur.
  Memorials are to the Adams Central school or St. Luke's United Church of Christ.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXIII, NO. 215   Thursday, September 12, 1985   p. 5, col. 4.
newspaper report of traffic accident in addendum.

[gravestone of Patricia and Jack Andrews] 28.   st0604
ANDREWS Patricia A. June 25, 1929 - June 5, 2006   Sept 23, 1950 date on ribbon over two rings Jack Aug. 8, 1925 - ____
Row 6, marker 4: [polished grey granite upright on grey granite base on concrete footing]

OBITUARIES
Patricia Andrews
  Patricia Andrews, 76, of Decatur, died Monday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
  Funeral arrangements are pending at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. CIV, NO. 132,   Tuesday, June 6, 2006   p. 3A, col. 1.

OBITUARIES
Patricia A. Andrews
  Patricia A. Andrews, 76, rural Decatur, died Monday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
  She was born on June 25, 1929, in Adams County to Hugh T. and Laura L. Fleming Myers.
  She married Jack Andrews on September 23, 1950; he survives.
  She was a homemaker who also worked at several factories and local restaurants. She was a member of St. Luke United Church of Christ, rural Decatur, where she taught Sunday School for many years.
  Surviving are six sons, Donald E. and Ross L. Andrews, both of Monroe; Gary R., Jerry T., and Randy W. Andrews, all of Decatur; and Scott D. Andrews of Rockford, Ohio; a daughter, Mrs. Jeff (Laurinda M.) Goode of Indianapolis; two brothers, Harry and John Myers of Decatur; a sister, Mrs. Jim (Gladys) Coyne of Decatur; and 12 grandchildren.
  A son, a sister, and a grandson are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Luke United Church of Christ, with burial in the church cemetery.
  Visiting hours are 4-8 p.m. Wednesday in Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday in the church.
  Preferred memorials are to the church of to the Heart Club of Adams County.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. CIV, NO. 133,   Wednesday, June 7, 2006   p. 3A, col. 1.

north gravel driveway dividing rows

[gravestone of Margaret W. Patch] 29.   st0605
PATCH Margaret W. Dec. 19, 1928 - June 7, 2006
Row 6, marker 5: [polished grey granite upright on grey granite base on concrete footing]

OBITUARIES
Margaret W. Patch
  Margaret W. Patch, 77, formerly of Geneva, died Wednesday at Woodcrest Retirement Community, Decatur.
  She was born on Paulding, Ohio, on December 19, 1928, to Thomas and Eva Snider Jacobs.
  She was a homemaker and a member of Faith Baptist Church in Berne.
  Surviving are a sister, Dorothy Windsor of Fort Wayne; a nephew, David Windsor of Fort Wayne; and her companion, Virgil D. Egly of Decatur.
  A brother and sister are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Thoma-Rich-Hewitt-Chaney Funeral Home, Bluffton, with burial in the cemetery at St. Luke United Church of Christ, rural Decatur.
  Visiting hours are 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday.
  Preferred memorials are to the American Diabetes Association or the National Kidney Foundation.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. CIV, NO. 134.   Thursday, June 8, 2006   p. 3A, col. 1.

[gravestone of Glenn Roth] 30.   st0606
Glenn L. ROTH 1915 - 1989
etched farm landscape
Row 6, marker 6: [polished black granite upright on black granite base on concrete footing]

Glenn L. Roth
  Glenn L. Roth, 74, route 4, Decatur, died at 5:30 a.m. Saturday at home.
  He was born on May 14, 1915 in Adams County to Christian and Anna Ebnit Roth and was a retired farmer and a member of St. Luke's United Church of Christ.
  Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Four sisters and four brothers are deceased.
  Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Haggard and Armes Funeral Home, Rev. Peter Smith officiating. Burial will be in St. Luke's cemetery. Visiting hours are 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Preferred memorials are to the church.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXXVII, NO. 267   Monday, November 13, 1989   p. 2, col. 2.

Retired Adams County Farmer, Glenn L. Roth, Dies at Age 74
  Glenn L. Roth, 74, of Decatur Route 4 died at 5:38 a.m. Saturday at his home.
  Born May 14, 1915 in Adams County, he was a son of Christian and Anna Ebnit Roth.
  Mr. Roth, a retired farmer, was a member of St. Luke's United Church of Christ.
  Several nieces and nephews survive.
  Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Haggard and Armes Funeral Home at Decatur, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Rev. Peter Smith will officiate, and burial will be in St. Luke's Church Cemetery.
  A preferred form of memorial is a gift to St. Luke's Church.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LIX No. 11   Monday, November 13, 1989   p. 3, col. 1.

[gravestone of Albert Roth] 31.   st0607
ROTH Albert 1892 - 1979
west side inscription: Roth, Children: Gareld, Richard, Lloyd, Dwight, Floyd, Donna, Verrea, Kenneth, Clifford
Row 6, marker 7: [polished gray granite upright on gray granite base on concrete footing]

Albert Roth
  Albert Roth, 86, of Route 2, Decatur, a well-known Kirkland Township farmer and carpenter for many years, died unexpectedly at his residence at noon Sunday.
  He was a member of the St. Luke's United Church of Christ.
  Born in Adams County on August 25, 1892, he was the son of Christian and Anna Ebnit-Roth.
  Survivors include four sons, Lloyd C., Route 2, Albion; Floyd M., Monroe; Dwight L., Route 1, Decatur; and Kenneth E. Roth, Decatur; two daughters, Mrs. Walter (Verrea) Zimmerman, Route 2, Decatur; and Mrs. Earl (Donna) Habegger, Berne; one brother, Glenn Roth, Route 4, Decatur; 23 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Three sons, Gerald, Richard, and Clifford, four brothers, and three sisters preceded him in death.
  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the St. Luke's United Church of Christ, with Rev. Kent Ulery officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.
  Preferred memorials are to the church and the body will lie in state there one hour prior to services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXVII, NO. 102   Monday, April 30, 1979   p. 2A, col. 8.

Albert Roth, 86, Has Fatal Attack
  An active farmer and carpenter, Albert Roth, 86, died unexpectedly at noon Sunday at his home on Decatur Route 2. Ill the past few months, his death was possibly due to a heart attack.
  A member of St. Luke's United Church of Christ, Mr. Roth was born Oct. 25, 1892 in Adams County to Christian and Anna Ebnit Roth.
  Survivors include four sons, Lloyd C. Roth of Albion Route 2, Floyd M. Roth of Monroe, Dwight L. Roth of Decatur Route 1 and Kenneth E. Roth of Decatur; two daughters, Mrs. Walter (Verrea) Zimmerman of Decatur Route 2 and Mrs. Earl (Donna) Habegger of Berne; a brother, Glenn Roth of Decatur Route 4, 23 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
  Friends will be received after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Winteregg-Linn and Haggard Funeral Home in Decatur.
  The body will be taken at 10 a.m. Wednesday to St. Luke's United Church of Christ for services there at 11 a.m. in charge of Rev. Kent Ulery. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
  Contributions to St. Luke's United Church of Christ is a preferred form of memorial.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XLIX No. 152   Monday, April 30, 1979   p. 3, col. 7.

[gravestone of Ross Roth] 32.   st0608
ROSS C. son of A. & E. Roth Nov. 21, 1930
Row 6, marker 8: [small gray granite block on small concrete footing]

[gravestone of Virgil and Edith Egly] 33.   st0609
EGLY Virgil D. 1917 - ____   Edith B. 1922 - 1979
Row 6, marker 9: [gray granite slant on gray granite base on concrete footing]

Carl Egly's Mother, 57, Dies Suddenly
  Mother of Carl C. Egly of Bluffton, Mrs. Virgil (Edith B.) Egly, 57, of Fort Wayne was dead on arrival at 9:20 p.m. Friday at Bluffton Community Hospital at Bluffton, O. Death which came unexpectedly was due to a stroke.
  Mrs. Egly and her husband were enroute home after spending three weeks in Florida, when she became suddenly ill as they were passing through Bluffton, O. The couple had lived in Fort Wayne since 1970.
  Born April 27, 1922 in Fort Wayne, she was a daughter of Wilford Smallback of Fort Wayne and the late Lavilla Smallback. Her marriage to Mr. Egly, who survives, took place in June 1946.
  In addition to the husband and father, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Randy (Mary) Sparks of Orlando, Fla.; two brothers, Edward Smallback of Fort Wayne and Robert Smallback of Churubusco, and three grandchildren.
  Calling will be after 10 a.m. Sunday at the Thoma-Rich Funeral Home where services at 1:30 p.m. Monday will be in charge of Edward Geans. Burial will be in Honduras Cemetery in Adams County.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XLIX No. 221   Saturday, July 21, 1979   p. 3, col. 8.

[gravestone of Raymond Egly] 34.   st0610
Our Baby Raymond EGLY 1951 - 1952
Row 6, marker 10: [small red granite block on small concrete footing]

Virgil Egly Baby Dies at Hospital
  Raymond Egly, eight-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Egly, Craigville Route 1, died at 2:20 this morning at the Wells County Hospital. Death was attributed to intestinal flu following an illness of four days.
  Surviving in addition to the parents is a sister, Mary Egly, at home. The mother is the former Edith Smallback.
  The body was taken to the Thoma Funeral Home, where it will remain for services at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. Emory Leader officiating. Burial will be in the St. Luke's Cemetery in Adams County.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXII No. 209   Monday, July 7, 1952   p. 1, col. 3.

Row 7:   (6 stones)


[gravestone of Lafie Leeth] 35.   st0701
Lafie L. Leeth July 28, 1929 May 31, 1997
Row 7, marker 1: [gray granite block on concrete footing with concrete planter]

Lafie L. Leeth
  Lafie L. Leeth, 67, Ossian, died Saturday in Ossian Health Care.
  Among survivors are two sons; six daughters, including Mrs. Norman (Karen) Bailey, Geneva; and a sister. His wife, Gladys, died on December 19, 1989.
  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Luke's United Church of Christ, rural Adams County, with burial in the church cemetery. Visiting hoiurs are 6-9 p.m. Tuesday and noon-9 p.m. Wednesday in Goodwin Memorial Chapel, Bluffton.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. XCV, NO. 129   Monday, June 2, 1997   p. 2, col. 2.

Lafie L. Leeth, 67
  Retired 43-year employee of Franklin Electric Co., Lafie L. Leeth, 67, died at 11:37 p.m. Saturday at Ossian Health Care.
  Mr. Leeth retired in 1994 from Franklin Electric. He also was a self- employed, licensed journeyman electrician.
  He was born in New Haven on July 28, 1929 to Lafayette E. and Olive Price Leeth. His marriage in Adams County on April 29, 1950 was to Gladys Mankey, who died Dec. 19, 1989.
  Mr. Leeth was a member of the St. Luke's United Church of Christ.
  Surviving are two sons, Michael Leeth of Markle and Terry Leeth of Bluffton; six sisters, Mrs. Stephen (Cynthia) Kosinksi of East Hampton, Conn., Mrs. Norman (Karen) Bailey of Geneva, Mrs. Allen (Elaine) Newcomb of Colorado Springs, Colo., Mrs. Loren (Julie) Jackson of Fort Wayne and Mrs. David (Jennifer) Meadows and Vickie Leeth, both of Bluffton.
  A sister, Mrs. Donald (Olive) Lee of Paulding, Ohio; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive.
  Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Luke's United Church of Christ in Adams County with Rev. Jerry Flueckiger officiating. Burial will be in St. Luke's Cemetery.
  Calling hours at Goodwin Memorial Chapel will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 12 noon to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Calling for one hour also at the church prior to services.
  Memorials to the church or to the Wells County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. 68 No. 179   Monday, June 2, 1997   p. 3, col. 1.

[gravestone of Gladys Leeth] 36.   st0702
Gladys Mankey Leeth Sept. 5, 1927 Dec. 19, 1989
Row 7, marker 2: [gray granite block on concrete footing with concrete urn]

Gladys A. Leeth
  Gladys A. Leeth, 62, Bluffton, sister of a Decatur man, died of heart problems at 12:25 a.m. today at Wells Community Hospital.
  She was born in Adams County on September 5, 1927 to Harvey Mankey and Emma Roth. She worked at Arby's in Bluffton and was a member of the St. Luke's United Church of Christ.
  She married Lafie L. Leeth in 1950; he survives. Also surviving are a brother, Dale Mankey of rural Decatur; two sons; six daughters; and nine grandchildren.
  Services are Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Luke's United Church of Christ. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visiting hours are 1 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Goodwin Memorial Chapel and one hour before services at the church Thursday. Memorials are to the Women's Guild of the church.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXXVII, NO. 297   Tuesday, December 19, 1989   p. 2, col. 1.

Mrs. Gladys Leeth, Age 62, Dies; Services on Thursday
  Funeral services will be held Thursday for Mrs. Gladys A. Leeth, 62, of 3541E 400N, who was dead on arrival at Wells Community Hospital at 12:24 a.m. today. Her sudden death was due to a heart condition.
  Born Sept. 5, 1927 in Kirklin (sic) Twp., Adams County, she was a daughter of Harvey and Emma Roth Mankey. Her marriage to Lafie L. Leeth, who survives, took place in Adams County April 29, 1950.
  Mrs. Leeth was an employee of Arby's Restaurant in Bluffton, and a member of St. Luke's United Church of Christ in Honduras.
  In addition to the husband, survivors include two sons, Michael Leeth of Markle, and Terry Leeth of Bluffton; six daughters, Mrs. Stephen (Cynthia) Koskinski of Middletown, Conn., Mrs. Norman (Karen) Bailey of Bluffton, Elaine Johnson of Hampton, Va, Mrs. Darrell (Julie) Lutz of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Ted (Jennifer) Baumgardner of Ossian, and Vickie Leeth at home; one brother, Dale Mankey of rural Decatur; and nine grandchildren.
  Friends may call after 1 p.m. Wednesday at Goodwin Memorial Chapel.
  The body will be removed to St. Luke's United Church of Christ at 9 a.m. Thursday, where funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Peter Smith at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in St. Luke's Cemetery.
  Preferred memorials are to the Women's Guild of the church.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LIX No. 41   Tuesday, December 19, 1989   p. 3, col. 3.

[gravestone of Daniel and Ida Stepler] 37.   st0703
STEPLER Daniel S. 1882 - 1957 Ida M. 1884 - 1981
Row 7, marker 3: [red granite upright on red granite base onconcrete footing]

Daniel S. Stepler Dies Last Evening
Funeral Services Wednesday Morning
  Daniel S. Stepler, 75, retired Kirkland township farmer, died at 7:30 o'clock Sunday evening at a Richmond hospital following an illness of several years.
  He was born in Adams county Feb. 12, 1882, a son of John and Elizabeth Sifferly-Stepler, and was married to Ida Reichenbach Feb. 12, 1914.
  Mr. Stepler was a member of St. Luke's Evangelical and Reformed church at Honduras.
  Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Boyd D. Stepler of Sheboygan, Wis., and Freeman D. Stepler of Decatur, and five grandchildren. Four brothers and four sisters preceded him in death.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Zwick funeral home, the Rev. Lewis Minsterman officiating. Burial will be in St. Luke's church cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 o'clock this evening until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LV. No. 119.   Monday, May 20, 1957   p. 1, col. 6.

Obituaries
[photo]
Ida M. Stepler
  Ida M. Stepler, 97, of Decatur, a former resident of the Village Green Apartments, died at 3:35 a.m. today at the Decatur Community Care Center. She had been in failing health since July.
  She was a member of the Zion United Church of Christ.
  Born in Putnam County, O. (Pandora, O.), on Oct. 5, 1894, she was the daughter of Gottleib and Fredericka Schwitzer- Reichenbach, and was married on Feb. 12, 1914, to Daniel S. Stepler; he died May 19, 1957.
  Survivors include two sons, Rev. Boyd Stepler, Linton, Ind., and Freeman Stepler, Decatur; one brother, Hiram Reichenbach, Bluffton, O.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Three sisters preceded her in death.
  Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Zwick, Boltz & Jahn Funeral Home, with Rev. Lawrence H. Balleine officiating. Burial will be in St. Luke's Cemetery.
  Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 until 9 p.m. Friday.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXIX, NO. 261   Thursday, November 5, 1981   p. 2A, col. 1 & 2.

[gravestone of James and Lena Brown] 38.   st0704
BROWN James D. 1878 - 1957 Lena 1884 - 1968
Row 7, marker 4: [polished gray granite upright on gray granite base on concrete footing]

James Brown Dies At Farm Residence
Kirkland Township Farmer Dies Sunday
  James D. Brown, 78, well known Kirkland township retired farmer, died at 9:40 o'clock Sunday morning at his home, Decatur route four, following a heart attack. He had been in failing health for several years.
  He was born in Kirkland township Aug. 11, 1878, a son of Robert and Sophia Good-Brown, and spent his entire life in that township. He was married to Lena Adler Dec. 16, 1903.
  Mr. Brown taught in public schools of the county for 16 years. He was a member of St. Luke's Evangelical and Reformed church at Honduras, and served as Sunday school teacher and church officer for many years.
  Surviving are his wife; three sons, William Brown of Monroe, and Robert and Oscar Brown, both of Decatur route four; five grandchildren; one brother, John Brown of Bay City, Mich., and two sisters, Mrs. Samuel Diehl and Mrs. Lucy Miller, both of Decatur. Four brothers and four sisters preceded him in death.
  Funeral services will be conducted in 1:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Black funeral home, and at 2:30 p. m. at the St. Luke's Evangelical and Reformed church, the Rev. Lewis Minsterman 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. LV. No. 53.   Monday, March 4, 1957   p. 1, col. 4.

Mrs. Lena Brown dies at hospital
  Mrs. Lena Brown, 84, of Decatur route 4, widow of James D. Brown, died at 11:50 a.m. Wednesday at the Adams county memorial hospital, where she had been a patient two weeks.
  She was born in Kirkland township June 16, 1884, a daughter of William and Christina Ballentine Adler, and was married to James D. Brown Dec. 16, 1903. Her husband preceded her in death March 3, 1957.
  Mrs. Brown was a member of St. Luke's United Church of Christ and the St. Luke's Women's Guild.
  Surviving are three sons, William A. Brown of Monroe, and Robert L. and Oscar T. Brown, both of Decatur route 4; one sister, Mrs. Amelia Engle of Monroe route 1; three brothers, Fred Adler of Decatur route 4; David Adler of Denver, Colo., and William Adler of Grand Coulee, Wash.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. One sister is deceased.
  Funeral rites will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the St. Luke's United Church of Christ, with Rev. John Dulin officiating. Burial will be in St. Luke's cemetery. Friends may call at the Winteregg-Linn funeral home from 7 p.m. today until 11:30 a.m. Sunday, and at the church from 12 noon until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXVI NO. 282.   Friday, November 29, 1968   p. 1, col. 4.

[gravestone of Robert and Thelma Brown] 39.   st0705
BROWN Robert L. Aug. 27, 1913-May 28, 1984 (Parents of James, Neil, Joan) Thelma R. Jan. 23, 1917-May 22, 1992
Row 7, marker 5: [polished gray granite upright on gray granite base on concrete footing, with US flag in brown spread winged eagle 1941-1945 holder]

Obituaries
Robert L. Brown
  Robert L. Brown, 70, route 4, Decatur, died at 2:40 p.m. Monday in the Ossian Health Care Center, Ossian, after an extended illness.
  A retired Adams Central school teacher, Mr. Brown taught 40 years in all, and also was a Kirkland Township farmer. He was a member of St. Luke United Church of Christ, where he served as an elder, Sunday School teacher and superintendent.
  He was born August 27, 1913, in Adams County to James D. and Lena Adler-Brown, and was married June 1, 1941, to the former Thelma Darr, who survives. Also surviving are three children, Mrs. David (Joan) Furey of Ossian, James A. Brown, route 4, Decatur, and R. Neil Brown of route 5, Decatur, a brother, Oscar T. Brown, route 4, Decatur; and six grandchildren. One brother, William, preceded in death.
  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Luke United Church of Christ, Rev. H.C. Niederhaus officiating, and burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral Home from 7-9 tonight, 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Optimist memorial services will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday and military graveside services will be by American Legion Post 43.
  Preferred memorials are to the St. Luke land and parsonage fund.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXXXII, No. 126   Tuesday, May 29, 1984   p. 2A, col. 1.

Ossian Woman's Father, Robert Brown, 70, Dies
  Father of Mrs. David (Joan) Furey of Ossian, Robert L. Brown, of Decatur Route 4 died of cancer at 2:40 p.m. Monday at the Ossian Health Care Center where he had been a patient seven weeks. He had been ill the past year.
  A retired school teacher at Adams Central where he was an instructor 40 years, Mr. Brown, a Navy veteran, was a member of St. Luke United Church of Christ of Honduras, of which he was an elder, Sunday school teacher and Sunday school superintendent. Additionally he was a member of the Decatur Optimist Club, Adams County Teacher Association, of which he was a past president, IDTA-NEA and Adams Central Classroom Teacher Association.
  A son of James D. and Lena Adler Brown, he was born Aug. 27, 1913 in Adams County. His marriage to Thelma Darr, who survives, took place in Vera Cruz June 1, 1941.
  In addition to the wife and daughter at Ossian, survivors include two sons, James A. Brown of Decatur Route 4 and R. Neil Brown of Decatur Route 5; a brother, Oscar T. Brown of Decatur Route 4 and six 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 and 9 p.m. Wednesday.
  At 10 a.m. Thursday the body will be taken to the St. Luke United Church of Christ at Honduras for services at 11 a.m. in charge of Rev. John H. C. Niederhaus. Burial will be in the church cemetery, with full military rites in charge of the Decatur American Legion.
  Optimist memorial services will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
  Preferred memorials are to St. Luke Land and Parsonage Fund.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LIV No. 177   Tuesday, May 29, 1984   p. 3, col. 1.

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Thelma R. Brown
  Thelma R. Brown, 75, route 4, Decatur, died at 3:05 p.m. Friday at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, shortly after being admitted there.
  She was born in Adams County January 23, 1917 to James O. and Bernice (Miller) Darr. She was married to Robert L. Brown on June 1, 1941 in Vera Cruz. She was a homemaker and member of St. Luke's United Church of Christ and the Womens Guild of the church.
  Survivors include two sons, James A. Brown and R. Neil Brown, both of Decatur; a daughter, Mrs. David (Joan) Furey, Ossian; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. A brother, Dwight Darr, preceded her in death.
  Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Luke's United Church of Christ, Rev. Jerry Flueckiger officiating. Visiting hours are 7-9 p.m. Sunday and 4-9 p.m. Monday at Haggard & Armes Funeral Home and a[n] hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be in St. Luke's Cemetery. Memorials are to the Women's Gild of the church.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. XC, NO. 123   Saturday, May 23, 1992   p. 2, col. 1.

Mother of Ossian Woman, Mrs. Robert (Thelma) Brown, Dies
  Mrs. Thelma R. Brown, 75, of rural Decatur, widow of Robert L. Brown and mother of Mrs. David (Joan) Furey of Ossian, died at 5:05 p.m. Friday at Lutheran Hospital.
  Born Jan. 23, 1917 in Adams County, she was a daughter of James O. and Bernice Miller Darr. Her marriage to Mr. Brown, who died May 28, 1984, took place June 1, 1941.
  Mrs. Brown was a member of St. Luke's United Church of Christ and its Women's Guild.
  Surviving, in addition to the daughter at Ossian, are two sons, James A. Brown and R. Neil Brown, both of Decatur, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
  Calling will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and 4 to 9 p.m. Monday at Haggard and Armes Funeral Home at Decatur.
  The body will lie in state one hour prior to the services at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Luke's United Church of Christ. Rev. Jerry Flueckiger will officiate, and burial will be in the church cemetery.
  The family has designated the Women's Guild of St. Luke's Church as recipient of any memorials friends or family may wish to make.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LXI No. 173   Saturday, May 23, 1992   p. 3, col. 1.

north gravel driveway dividing rows

[gravestone of Mary Anna and Gottlieb Gerber] 40.   st0706
GERBER Mary Anna 1861-1946 Gottlieb F. 1858-1945
Row 7, marker 6: [red granite slant on red granite base on concrete footing]

Gottlieb F. Gerber Dies This Morning
Funeral Services Sunday Afternoon
  Gottlieb F. Gerber, 87, a resident of Adams county for more than 60 years, died at 3:20 o'clock this morning at his home four and one-half miles southeast of Berne following a heart attack.
  He was born in Canton Berne, Switzerland, March 23, 1858, and came to Adams county in 1881. He was a member of the Cross Evangelical and Reformed church at Berne.
  Surviving are the wife, formerly Mary Amstutz; three sons, George Gerber of Magley, Abraham of Craigville and Paul, at home; and three daughters, Mrs. Bernice Wells of Marion, Mrs. Earl Chamberlain of Rushville, and Mrs. Marion Michaels of Monroe. One son is deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Trinity Evangelical church at Berne, with the Rev. C. A. Schmid officiating. Burial will be in St. Luke's cemetery at Honduras. The body will be removed from the Yager funeral home to the residence Saturday morning.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XLIII. No. 176.   Friday, July 27, 1945.   p. 1, col. 7.

CRAIGVILLE MAN'S FATHER IS CALLED
  Gottlieb F. Gerber, 87, a resident of Adams county for more than 60 years, died Friday at his home four and one-half miles southeast of Berne following a heart attack.
  He was born in Canton Berne, Switzerland, March 23, 1858, and came to Adams county in 1881. He was a member of the Cross Evangelical and Reformed church at Berne.
  Surviving are the wife, formerly Mary Amstutz; three sons, George Gerber of Magley, Abraham of Craigville and Paul, at home; and three daughters, Mrs. Bernice Wells of Marion, Mrs. Earl Chamberlain of Rushville, and Mrs. Marion Michaels of Monroe.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Evangelical church at Berne, with Rev. C. A. Schmid officiating. Burial will be in St. Luke's cemetery at Honduras.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XVI. No. 227.   Saturday, July 28, 1945   p. 3, col. 2.

Row 8:   (5 stones)


north gravel driveway dividing rows

[gravestone of Viola C. Berglund] 41.   st0801
Viola C. Berglund Nov. 30, 1927 - Feb. 24, 2003 23rd Psalm
Row 8, marker 1: [rose colored granite slant on concrete footing]

OBITUARIES
Viola C. Berglund
  Viola C. Berglund, 75, of Decatur, died suddenly at 6:35 p.m. Monday in Parkview Hospital at Fort Wayne, 18 days after undergoing heart surgery.
  She was born on November 30, 1927 in West Orange, New Jersey, to Bror W. and Astrid T. Carlson Hage and married Charles E. Berglund in December of 1973; he died in January of 1986.
  She was a retired cook and a member of St. Luke United Church of Christ, rural Decatur.
  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. James (Joyce A.) Langham of Payne, Ohio; a brother, Arthur Hage of Marine-on-St. Croix, Minnesota; and three grandchildren.
  Her twin sister and a granddaughter are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Luke United Church of Christ, with burial in the church cemetery.
  Visiting hours are 2-5 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday in Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur and 10-11 a.m. Friday at the church.
  Preferred memorials are to the church.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. CI, NO. 48,   Wednesday, February 26, 2003   p. 2A, col. 1.

[gravestone of Dula Hubner] 42.   st0802
HUBNER Dula E. 1894 - 1978
Row 8, marker 2: [rose colored granite slant on concrete footing]

[gravestone of Edward Hubner] 43.   st0803
HUBNER Edward L. 1889 - 1942
Row 8, marker 3: [rose colored granite slant on concrete footing]

EDWARD HUBNER IS CLAIMED BY DEATH
FORMER RESIDENT DIES AT LAFAYETTE; FUNERAL FRIDAY AT VERA CRUZ
  Edward Hubner, 53, former Wells county resident, died at 2 a.m. today at his home in Lafayette. He had been seriously ill for the past month, and his death was attributed to nervous breakdown and complications.
  Mr. Hubner was born Sept. 17, 1889 in Illinois, a son Fred and Marie Hubner. His marriage in 1911 was to Dula Klopfenstine, who survives. He resided in Wells county for a number of years, having moved from south of Bluffton about 20 years ago to Lafayette.
  Surviving besides the widow are five sons, Herbert Hubner, of Lafayette, Robert Hubner, of Wisconsin, Norman, Edward and Larry, all at home; a daughter, Mrs. Theda Wapels, of Lafayette; three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Mills and Mrs. Marie Burmeister, both of Lafayette, and Mrs. Lizzie Meyer, of Howe, and two brothers, Fred Hubner, of Sturgis, Mich., and Frank Hubner, of Bluffton. Two sons died in infancy.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Vera Cruz Evangelical and Reformed church. Burial will be in the St. Luke's cemetery at Honduras.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XVI. No. 38.   Wednesday, December 16, 1942.   p. 1, col. 6.

variety of bushes and plants

[gravestone of Brooks Sherry] 44.   st0804
Brooks Marcel Scherry Age 3 Mo. 10 Days July 4, 1914 Oct. 12, 1914
Row 8, marker 4: [small red granite block on concrete footing]

YOUNG BABE DEAD.
  Brooks, the three months' old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Scherry, residing in Kirkland township, passed away early this morning, after having suffered for several weeks with whooping cough. The babe is survived by the parents and a little sister. The funeral services will be held Sunday morning at the Honduras German Reformed church and interment will be made in the church cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XII. Number 244.   Friday Evening, October 16, 1914.   p. 1, col. 4.
Last     First  Sex  Age  Date of Death  Place of Death  Book   Page
Scherry  B M    M    3m   16 Oct 1914    Kirkland Twp    H-24*  70
Index to Death Records, Adams County, 1882-1920 Inclusive, Compiled by Indiana Works Progress Administration, 1938

[gravestone of Abraham and Vina Gerber] 45.   st0805
GERBER Abraham 1894-1947 Vina M. 1895-1971
Row 8, marker 5: [long red granite block on concrete footing with US flag in US World War 1917 1918 star and wreath holder]

G. E. Employe Dies Wednesday Evening
Abraham Gerber Funeral Saturday
  Abraham Gerber, 52, an employe of the Decatur General Electric plant since November of 1942, died at 9:15 o'clock Wednesday night at the Adams county memorial hospital. Death followed a two weeks illness of influenza and kidney complications.
  He was born in Adams county December 12, 1894, a son of G. F. and Mary Amstutz-Gerber, and was married to Vina Ratcliff March 21, 1918.
  A veteran of World War I, he was a member of Adams Post 43, American Legion. He was a member of St. Luke's Evangelical and Reformed church at Honduras.
  Surviving in addition to the wife are five children: Alvin E. of Ossian, Alice M., Robert O., Etta L. and David L. Gerber, all at home; two brothers, George of Magley and Paul Gerber of Berne; three sisters, Mrs. Jennie Wells of Marion, Mrs. Carolyn Chamberlain of Rushville and Mrs. Alice Michaels of near Monroe, and one grandchild. One daughter and
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G. E. EMPLOYE DIES
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one brother are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the home, one mile north and one-half mile east of Craigville, and at 2 o'clock at the St. Luke's Evangelical and Reformed church, with the Rev. H. H. Meckstroth officiating. Burial will be in St. Luke's cemetery. The body will be removed from the Jahn funeral home to the residence Friday evening.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XLV, No. 67.   Thursday, March 20, 1947   p. 1, col. 2; p. 6 [not 4], col. 3.

ABRAHAM GERBER CLAIMED BY DEATH
  Abraham Gerber, 52, of near Craigville, died at 9:15 Wednesday night at the Adams county hospital at Decatur following an illness of two weeks. His death was attributed to influenza and kidney complications.
  Mr. Gerber was born in Adams county on Dec. 12, 1894 to Gottlieb and Mary Amstutz Gerber. His marriage to Vina Ratcliff took place in Bluffton on March 21, 1918.
  The decedent was employed at the General Electric plant in Decatur and was a veteran of World War I, a member of the Adams county American Legion, and belonged to the St. Lukes Evangelical and Reformed church in Kirkland township.
  Surviving besides the widow are five children, Alvin Gerber, of Ossian, and Alice, Robert, Etta, and David Gerber, all at home; two brothers, George Gerber, of Magley, and Paul Gerber, of Berne; three sisters, Mrs. Jennie Wells, of Marion, Mrs. Caroline Chamberlin, of Rushville, and Mrs. Alice Michaels, of Monroe, and one grandchild. A daughter and a brother are deceased.
  The body will be taken from the Jahn funeral home to the residence one mile north of Craigville Friday evening.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the St. Lukes Evangelical and Reformed church, with Rev. H. H. Meckstroth officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XVIII. No. 117.   Thursday, March 20, 1947   p. 1, col. 2.

Vina M. Gerber dies this morning
  Mrs. Vina M. Gerber, 76, of route 1, Craigville, widow of Abraham Gerber, died at 2:40 a.m. this morning at the Adams county memorial hospital following an extended illness.
  Born in Howard county, January 28, 1895, she was a daughter of Denton and Etta Connor-Ratcliff and was married to Abraham Gerber on March 21, 1919.
  Mrs. Gerber was a member of the St. Luke's United Church of Christ.
  Surviving are two daughters, Miss Alice Gerber, route 1, Craigville, Mrs. John (Etta) Williams, route 2; three sons, Alvin Gerber, route 2; Robert Gerber, Preble; David Gerber, route 1, Uniondale; three brothers, Elmer Ratcliff, Ossian; Ora Ratcliff, route 6; Lee Ratcliff, Fort Wayne; and six grandchildren. One daughter and one grandson preceded her in death.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Winteregg-Linn funeral home, with Rev. Matthew Worthman officiating. Burial will be in the St. Luke's cemetery. Friends may call at the Winteregg-Linn funeral home after 12 noon Wednesday.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXIX NO. 57.   Tuesday, March 9, 1971   p. 1, col. 1.

Mrs. Vina Gerber Dies; Rites Set
  Mrs. Vina M. Gerber, 76, of Craigville Route 1, widow of Abraham Gerber, died at 2:40 a.m. today at Decatur Hospital following an extended illness.
  Born Jan. 28, 1895 in Howard County, she was a daughter of Denton and Etta Connor Ratcliff. Her marriage to Mr. Gerber, who died in 1947, took place March 21, 1919.
  Surviving are two daughters, Miss Alice Gerber, at home, and Mrs. John (Etta) Williams of Decatur Route 2, three sons, Alvin of Decatur Route 2, Robert of Preble and David of Uniondale Route 1, three brothers, Elmer Ratcliff of Ossian, Ora Ratcliff of Decatur Route 6 and Lee Ratcliff of Fort Wayne, and six grandchildren.
  Friends may call after noon Wednesday at the Winteregg- Linn Funeral Home in Decatur, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday. Rev. Matthew Worthman will officiate at the services and burial will be in the St. Luke's Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXXI No. 107   Tuesday, March 9, 1971   p. 3, col. 8.

Row 9:   (12 stones)


[gravestone of Tracie, Frieda, and Boyd Stepler] 46.   st0901
STEPLER Tracie 1950   Frieda 1914 - 1986   Boyd 1914 - 2008
Row 9, marker 1: [upright black granite on black granite base on concrete footing]

Boyd D. Stepler
  Rev. Boyd D. Stepler, 93, a native of Decatur, died January 27 in Plantation Bay Rehabilitation Center at St. Cloud, Florida.
  He was an Adams County agricultural agent before becoming a pastor in the United Church of Christ.
  Among survivors are his wife; two daughters, and a nephew, Jack Stepler of Decatur.
  A memorial service was held on Thursday in St. Cloud.
  Burial will be this spring in the cemetery at St. Luke's Church, rural Decatur.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. CVI, NO. 28   Saturday, February 2, 2008   p. 3A, col. 1.

Frieda Stepler
  Frieda Stepler, 72, route 1, Linton, Indiana, died at 4:05 p.m. Sunday at her home.
  A native of Berne, she and her husband, Rev. Boyd Stepler, had served Saron United Church of Christ in Linton since 1960. Her husband survives.
  She was born April 23, 1914, the daughter of Abraham and Sara Schwartz-Inniger. Also surviving are two daughters, Lynne Plew of St. Cloud, Florida, and Sandra Haytovik, Valparaiso; a sister, Rozella Viers, North Manchester; and three grandchildren. A[n] infant daughter, two brothers and one sister are deceased.
  Services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the church Rev. George Berry officiating, and burial will be in St. Luke United Church of Christ Cemetery, Bluffton. There will be graveside rites at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Calling is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Welch-Cornette Linton Chapel.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXXIV, NO. 282   Monday, December 1, 1986   p. 5, col. 1 & 2.

Frieda Stepler
  Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Luke United Church of Christ Cemetery near Craigville for Frieda Stepler, 72, who died Sunday at her Linton, Indiana, home.
  A native of Berne, she is the widow of Rev. Boyd Stepler. Calling was held today at Welch-Cornett Linton Chapel, Linton.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXXIV, NO. 283   Tuesday, December 2, 1986   p. 9, col. 6.

[gravestone of Carrie Klickmann] 47.   st0902
Carrie wife of Wm. A. Klickmann Jan. 27, 1887 June 24, 1925 Isaiah 17, 7
Row 9, marker 2: [gray granite slant on concrete base]
Caroline Moser, wife of William Klickman,

MONROE LADY DIES TODAY
Mrs. William Klickman Expires At Memorial Hospital Here
  Mrs. William Klickman, 39, of near Monroe, died at the Adams County Memorial hospital at nine o'clock this morning, after a short illness. A bursted blood vessel was the immediate cause of the death.
  She was a member of the St. Lukes Reformed church and was a faithful worker in all the church activities. Two children by a former marriage and the husband survive.
  No definite funeral arrangements have been made, but it was stated this afternoon that the funeral probably would be held from the St. Lukes Reformed church, Sunday afternoon, and burial would take place in the cemetery near the church. Definite arrangements, however, will not be made until tonight or tomorrow.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXIII. Number 151.   Friday, June 26, 1925.   p. 1, col. 7.

[gravestone of William, Sarah, and Margaret Klickman] 48.   st0903
Klickman Father William A. 1887-1965 Mother Sarah B. 1905-1980 Daughter Margaret B. 1920-1965
Row 9, marker 3: [polished gray granite upright on gray granite base on concrete footing]

William Klickman Dies This Morning
  William A. Klickman, 77, of 503 Indiana street, retired farmer and laborer, died at 7:55 a.m. today at the Adams county memorial hospital. He had been in failing health for several years, and critically ill for the past week.
  He was born in Germany Sept. 17, 1887, a son of Ferdinand and Augusta Yake-Klickman, but came to Adams county when a young man. His first wife, Caroline Moser, preceded him in death in 1925. He was married Dec. 21, 1838? to Sarah Gerber.
  Mr. Klickman was a member of the Zion United Church of Christ.
  Surviving are his wife; two brothers, August and Otto Klickman, both of Bluffton route 4, and three sisters, Misses Hulda, Anna and Cora Klickman, all of Bluffton route 4. A daughter, Margaret, died in February of this year. One brother and one sister are also deceased.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Winteregg-Linn funeral home, with the Rev. William C. Feller officiating. Burial will be in St. Luke's cemetery at Honduras. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXIII. NO. 215.   Monday, September 13, 1965.   p. 1, col. 7.

Obituaries
(See back page)
Sara Barbara Klickman
  Sarah Barbara Klickman, 75, of the Decatur Community Care Cente, died at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Adams County Memorial Hospital.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXVIII, NO. 270   Friday, November 14, 1980   p. 1, col. 1.

Sara Barbara Klickman
  Sarah Barbara Klickman, 75, a resident of the Decatur Community Care Center and a retired Adams County Memorial Hospital employee, died at 12:20 p.m. Thursday in the Adams County Memorial Hospital, following an extended illness.
  She was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Berne, and the Women in Mission Society of the church.
  Born in Fortuna, Mo., on Sept. 5, 1905, she was the daughter of Israel and Barbara Suter-Gerber, and was married on Dec. 21, 1930, to William Klickman, who died Sept. 13, 1965.
  There are no immediate survivors.
  One daughter, Margaret Klickman, died Feb. 25, 1965, and three brothers and six sisters also preceded her in death.
  Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the First Mennonite Church chapel in Berne, with Rev. Curt Claasen officiating. Burial will be in St. Luke's Cemetery. Friends may call at the Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral Home after 4 p.m. today. The body will lie in state one-half-hour prior to services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXVIII. NO. 270   Friday, November 14, 1980   p. 10, col. 1.

Margaret Klickman Dies Last Evening
  Miss Margaret Klickman, 44, died suddenly at 8:15 o'clock Thursday evening at her home, 252 1/2 South Second street.
  Born in Fortuna, Mo., Dec. 18, 1920, she was a daughter of William and Sarah Gerber-Klickman and was never married.
  Miss Klickman graduated from Pandora high school in Pandora, O., in 1942, and attended Bluffton College at Bluffton, O. She had taught Sunday school in Pandora, O., and Decatur for 20 years.
  She was a member of the Zion United Church of Christ in this city. There are no near survivors.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Winteregg-Linn funeral home, with the Rev. William C. Feller officiating. Burial will be in St. Luke's cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXIII. NO. 48.   Friday, February 26, 1965.   p. 1, col. 3.

KLICKMAN RITES HELD
  Services were held Sunday at Decatur for Miss Margaret Klickman, 44, who died Thursday. The only survivors are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Klickman of Decatur. Burial was in St. Luke's Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXV No. 100   Monday, March 1, 1965   p. 3, col. 5.

[gravestone of Henry and Kathryn Dolch] 49.   st0904
DOLCH Henry 1873-1937 Kathryn C. 1877-1964
Row 9, marker 4: [red granite upright on large gray granite base on concrete footing]

HENRY DOLCH IS CLAIMED BY DEATH
CHESTER RESIDENT DIES AT STATE HOSPITAL, FUNERAL THURSDAY
  Henry Dolch, 64, a resident of Chester township, died at the Easthaven state hospital at Richmond at 8:30 this morning, after an illness of 10 weeks from complications.
  Born in Ohio on Jan. 4, 1873, Mr. Dolch was a son of Jacob and Catherine Schiley Dolch, both natives of Germany. On June 22, 1902, he was united in marriage to Catherine Hoffman.
  Surviving are the widow; six children: Herman, Martin, Albert and Edward Dolch, all at home; Miss Anna Dolch, of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Ida Beer, of Monroe; one sister, Miss Mary Dolch, of Fort Wayne, and a brother, Jacob Dolch, of Monroe. One son, a brother, and a sister preceded him in death.
  Mr. Dolch was a member of the St. Luke's Reformed church at Honduras.
  The body will remain at the Jahn funeral home until Wednesday morning, when it will be taken to the home, four miles northwest of Montpelier. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the St. Luke's Reformed church at Honduras, in charge of Rev. H. H. Meckstroth. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. IX. No. 2.   Tuesday, November 2, 1937   p. 1, col. 4.

Catherine Dolch Dies Early Today
  Mrs. Catherine Dolch, 86, died at 1:30 o'clock this morning at the South View nursing home at Bluffton. She had been in failing health for several years and critically ill for the past three weeks.
  She was born near Chattanooga, O., Oct. 12, 1877, and was a life-long resident of the Berne community. Her husband, Henry Dolch, preceded her in death a number of years ago.
  Mrs. Dolch was a member of the Cross United Church of Christ at Berne.
  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Enos Neuenschwander of Berne route 1, and Mrs. Tillman Beer of Monroe route 1; three sons, Edward Dolch of Portland, and Martin and Albert Dolch of Fort Wayne; one sister, Mrs. Lucy Sheets of Wren, O.; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Yager funeral home at Berne, with burial in St. Luke's cemetery at Honduras. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Wednesday.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXII. NO. 154.   Tuesday, June 30, 1964.   p. 1, col. 8.

peony bush

[gravestone of Herman Dolch] 50.   st0905
Herman J. DOLCH 1903-1949
Row 9, marker 5: [gray granite block on concrete footing]

[gravestone of Martin Dolch] 51.   st0906
Martin H. DOLCH 1910-1991
Row 9, marker 6: [gray granite block sharing concrete footing with Albert Dolch]

Martin Dolch, Age 79, Dies Tuesday After Long Illness
  A resident of Meadowvale Care Center, Martin Dolch, 79, died there at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. He had been in failing health the past several years.
  Born Dec. 29, 1910 in Wells County, he was a son of Henry and Catherine Hoffman Dolch.
  Survivors include a brother; Edward Dolch of rural Portland; and two sisters, Mrs. Anna Neuenschwander and Mrs. Ida Kohler, both of Swiss Village in Berne.
  Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Carole Green at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Thoma-Rich Funeral Home.
  Burial will follow in St. Luke's Cemetery, Adams County.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LX No. 242   Wednesday, August 14, 1991   p. 3, col. 1.

[gravestone of Albert Dolch] 52.   st0907
Albert W. DOLCH 1914-1986
Row 9, marker 7: [gray granite block sharing concrete footing with Martin Dolch]

Albert Dolch
  Services were held Saturday morning at Thoma-Rich Funeral Home, Bluffton, for Albert Dolch, 71, Cooper Care Center, Bluffton, who died Thursday in Wells Community Hospital, Bluffton. Burial was in St. Luke's Cemetery.
  He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Vera Cruz. Born in Wells County on July 3, 1914, he was the son of Henry and Catherine Hoffman-Dolch, and was never married.
  Survivors include two brothers, Edward Dolch, Portland, and Martin Dolch, Meadowvale Care Center, Bluffton, and two sisters, Mrs. Ida Kohler and Mrs. Anna Neuenschwander, both of Berne.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXXIV, NO. 100   Monday, April 28, 1986   p. 5, col. 1 & 2.

Albert Dolch, 71, Dies After Stroke; Funeral Rites Saturday
  Albert Dolch, 71, who had been a resident of the Cooper Community Care Center, died of a stroke at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Wells Community Hospital, where he had been a patient one day.
  A member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Mr. Dolch was born July 3, 1914, in Wells County to Henry and Catherine Hoffman Dolch. He never married.
  Surviving are two brothers, Edward Dolch of Portland and Martin Dolch of Meadowvale Care Center, and two sisters, Mrs. Ida Kohler of Berne and Mrs. Anna Neuenschwander of Berne.
  Calling after 7 p.m. today will be at the Thoma-Rich Funeral Home. Services there at 10:30 a.m. Saturday will be in charge of Rev. Randy Rossman and burial will be in St. Luke's Cemetery in Adams County.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LVI No. 148   Friday, April 25, 1986   p. 3, col. 1.

north gravel driveway dividing rows

[gravestone of Will and Fern Scherry] 53.   st0908
SCHERRY Will F. 1890-1974 Fern M. 1893-1961
Row 9, marker 8: [polished red granite upright on red granite base on concrete footing]

Mrs. Fern Scherry Dies At Hospital
  Funeral services will be held Monday for Mrs. Fern Scherry, 69, wife of William Scherry, of Peterson, who died at 1:40 p.m. Friday at the Adams county memorial hospital. She had been ill for the past five weeks and hospitalized for three weeks.
  She was born at Craigville Jan. 19, 1892, a daughter of Daniel and Louisa John-Melching, and was married to William Scherry Aug. 6, 1910. The couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Aug. 6, 1960.
  Mrs. Scherry was a member of the St. Luke's Evangelical and Reformed church and the Kirkland Ladies club.
  Surviving in addition to her husband are one daughter, Mrs. Luther (Wava) Arnold of Kirkland township; one son, Layke Scherry of Kirkland township; five grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Roy (Mary) Heller of Kirkland township. One son, Brooks, and one sister and two brothers are deceased.
  Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Zwick funeral home, the Rev. L. C. Minsterman officiating. Burial will be in St. Luke's cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LIX. No. 59   Saturday, March 11, 1961.   p. 1, col. 3 & 4.

Prin. Scherry's Mother Dies at 69
  Mrs. William (Fern) Scherry, 69, mother of Layke Scherry, principal of the Poplar Grove School south of Bluffton, died at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Decatur Hospital.
  Born Jan. 19, 1892 at Craigville, she was the daughter of Daniel and Louisa John Melching. Her marriage was to William Scherry, who survives.
  A resident of Peterson in Adams County, she had been a patient at the hospital since Feb. 17. She was a member of the Honduras United Church of Christ and the Kirkland Ladies Club.
  Surviving, in addition to the husband and son, who resides on Decatur Route 2, is a daughter, Mrs. Luther (Wava) Arnold of Kirkland Twp.; a sister, Mrs. Roy Heller, also of Kirkland Twp., and five grandchildren.
  The body is at the Zwick Funeral Home at Decatur, where friends may call after 7 p.m. today.
  Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with Rev. Louis Minsterman officiating. Burial will be in the St. Luke's Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXI No. 110   Saturday, March 11, 1961   p. 1, col. 2.

[gravestone of Jack L. Shady] 54.   st0909
Jack L. Shady   Sept. 7, 1926 - Oct. 2, 2008   Husband of Frances M.
Going Home (on side of trailer of semi-tractor trailer)
Row 9, marker 9: [gray granite slant on concrete footing]

OBITUARIES
Jack L. Shady
  Jack L. Shady, 82 years old, of Fort Wayne, passed away at 5:35 a.m. on Thursday, October 2, 2008, in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.
  Jack was born on Tuesday, September 7, 1926, in Fort Wayne, the son of the late Hubert Shady and the late Gladys (Corson) Shady.
  Jack was first married to Florence "Flo" Lehrman and she survives. He then married Frances M. Rose on October 10, 1992 and she is deceased.
  Jack was a member of Zion United Church of Christ in Decatur and American Legion Post 296 in Fort Wayne and was a former member of Moose Lodge 1311 in Decatur. Jack was an avid bowler before his failing health prevented him from enjoying this pasttime. Jack served his country during World War II in the United States Army Air Corps.
  Jack retired in 1982 from Navistar Final Repair Department with 36 years of service and then worked part-time as a truck driver for Ryder Transportation.
  Surviving are a daughter, Carol (Mike) Terhune of Decatur; a son, Dennis (Connie) Shady of Decatur; a daughter, Joan Roth of Decatur; a son, Kenneth Shady of Decatur; a stepson, Roger (Cindy) Rose of Decatur; a stepson, Michael (Denise) Rose of Hoagland, Indiana; a stepson Don Rose of Paso Robles, California; a half- brother, Fred Peck of Pleasanton, California; seven grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and eight great- grandchildren.
  Preceding Jack in death were one brother, Max Shady and one sister, Virginia Hazelwood.
  Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, October 5, 2008, in Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur, with Rev. Randy Rossman officiating.
  Friends will be received from noon to service time on Sunday in Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home.
  Preferred memorials are to the Shriner's Children's Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. CVI, NO. 233   Friday, October 3, 2008   p. 3A, col. 1.

Frances M. Shady
  Frances M. Shady, 74, Fort Wayne, died on Saturday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.
  Among survivors are her second husband, Jack L. Shady; three sons, including Roger Rose of Decatur and Mike Rose of Hoagland; two stepsons, Dennis and Kenneth Shady, both of Decatur; a sister; and a brother.
  A funeral mass will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church, Fort Wayne, with burial in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Visiting hours are 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday in Hockemeyer and Miller Funeral Home, Fort Wayne.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. CIII, NO. 198,   Tuesday, August 23, 2005   p. 2A, col. 1.

[gravestone of Max Shady] 55.   st0910
Buried At Sea Max E. Shady A.O.M. 2/C U.S. Navy U.S.S. Belleau Wood 1925-1943
Row 9, marker 10: [long gray granite block on concrete footing, with US flag in US American Legion holder]
In Memory of Max E. Shady AOM3 US Navy World War II Apr. 25, 1925 - Sep. 2, 1943 Purple Heart
[brass plaque embedded in concrete]

Adams County Youth Is Killed In Action
Max Eugene Shady Is Reported Dead
  Another name was added today to the list of Adams county's World War II dead when relatives here were informed that Max Shady, 18, was "killed in action."
  No details were given concerning the death of the former Adams county lad, who had been serving as a turret gunner on a navy plane.
  Word of his death was received by his mother, Mrs. August Peck of Preble township, in a telegram from the navy department.
  The youth enlisted in the U. S. navy on his 17th birthday, April 25, 1942, while attending Decatur junior-senior high school as a senior. His diploma was awarded him after he entered the service.
  He received his boot training at Great Lakes, Ill., and entered naval aviation. After receiving his training as a gunner, he was assigned to combat duty.
  While his exact whereabouts were not known for sometime, another Decatur young man, Milo Stalter, wrote sometime ago that he had met Max. Since Stalter was serving in and near the Hawaiian Islands, it was presumed at that time that Max was also in the vicinity.
  Max was born in Preble township on April 25, 1925. He attended grade school at Magley and finished his education at the Decatur junior- senior high school. His father has been deceased for a number of years.
  Surviving, besides the mother and step-father, are: a sister, Miss Virginia Shady, employed at the local General Electric plant; a brother, Jack Shady, student at the Decatur junior-senior high school and a half-brother, Frederick Peck, at home.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XLI. No. 212.   Wednesday, September 8, 1943.   p. 1, col. 2.

ADAMS COUNTY LAD KILLED IN ACTION
MAX EUGENE SHADY, 18, WAS TURRET GUNNER ON NAVY PLANE
  Max Eugene Shady, 18, son of Mrs. August Peck, of Preble township, Adams county, has been killed in action with the U. S. Navy, his mother was informed Wednesday by the navy department.
  Shady, a turret gunner on a navy plane, enlisted on his 17th birthday April 25, 1942, during his junior year in the junior-senior high school at Decatur.
  No details of his death were revealed in the official navy notification.
  The sailor is survived by his mother and stepfather, a sister, Miss Virginia Shady of Decatur; a brother, Jack Shady, high school student at Decatur, and a half-brother, Frederick Peck, at home.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XIV. No. 262.   Thursday, September 9, 1943   p. 6, col. 7.

[gravestone of Hubert Shady] 56.   st0911
Hubert C. SHADY 1902-1926
Row 9, marker 11: [small gray granite block]

HUBERT SHADY DIES AT HOSPITAL
Decatur Man Succumbs To Illness Of Pneumonia Saturday Evening
  Hubert C. Shady, 23, died of pneumonia, at the Adams County Memorial Hospital Saturday evening, at 6:30 o'clock. Mr. Shady resided on Eleventh street, this city, and was employed at the foundry.
  Mr. Shady was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Curtiss Shady, residing west of Craigville, where he was born August 4, 1902. On February 8, 1921, he was married to Miss Gladys Corsen (sic). He leaves to mourn his untimely death, his wife, Gladys; two children, Virginia Lucille and Max Eugene; his seven brothers, Rollie of Ashtabula, Ohio; Floyd, of Los Angeles, Calif; Ralph, of Tocsin; Roscoe, Charles, Marshall and Joseph at home, and one sister, Mrs. Hazel Reber, of Craigville. One brother, Maxie, died eight years ago.
  Mr. Shady was a member of the Zion Reformed church, from which church the funeral will take place on Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock, the Rev. A. R. Fledderjohann, officiating.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXIV. Number 81.   Monday, April 5, 1926.   p. 1, col. 4.

HERBERT SHADY IS CLAIMED BY DEATH
SON OF MR. AND MRS. CURTIS SHADY DIES OF PNEUMONIA AT DECATUR.
  Herbert Shady, 23, of Decatur, died at the Decatur hospital Saturday evening at 6:30 o'clock, after an illness of five days of pneumonia.
  The deceased was born in Wells County, August 24, 1902, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Shady. He was married to Miss Gladys Corson, at Hillsdale, Michigan, about five years ago.
  Surviving are his parents and wife and two children, Virginia, 5 years old, and Max, 11 months old. Brothers and sisters are Rollie Shady, Ashtabula, Ohio; Ralph Shady, Tocsin; Mrs. Hazel Riber (sic), north of Craigville; Floyd Shady, Los Angeles; and Roscoe, Clarence, Marshall and Joseph at home.
  Short funeral services will be held at the home at 10 o'clock and at the German Reformed church at 10:30 o'clock Tuesday forenoon. Burial will be made at Sa. Luke cemetery in Adams County.
Bluffton Evening News   Thirty-Fourth Year, No. 158   Monday, April 5, 1926   p. 1, col. 1.

[gravestone of Gladys Fisher] 57.   st0912
Gladys (SHADY) FISHER Nov. 23, 1903 Sept. 17, 1975
Row 9, marker 12: [gray granite block on concrete footing]

Obituaries
(See page 4)
Gladys M. Fisher
  Gladys M. Fisher, 71, Paisley, Fla., died unexpectedly at 4 a.m. today in Paisley. She is a former Adams County resident.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXIII, NO. 216   Saturday, September 13, 1975   p. 1, col. 8.

Obituaries
Gladys M. Fisher
  Gladys M. Fisher, 71, Paisley, Fla., a former Decatur resident, died at 4 a.m. this morning in Paisley. Death was unexpected. She had resided in Florida 13 years.
  Mrs. Fisher, a member of the United Church of Christ, was born Nov. 25, 1903, in Washington Township, Adams County, the daughter of Frank and Susanna Scherry-Corson, and first married to Hubert Shady, who died in 1926. She married Arlie Fisher on July 25, 1958, and he survives.
  Also surviving are two children, Mrs. Joseph (Virginia) Hazelwood, Fort Wayne; Jack Shady, Decatur; three step-children, Fred Peck, Pleasanton, Calif.; Mrs. Lois Brockman, Clearwater, Fla.; Don Fisher, Stryker, O.; one brother, Dallas Corson, Fort Wayne; 10 half-sisters, Mrs. Forest (Ada) Owens, route 6, Decatur; Mrs. William (Clara) Miner, DeKalb, Ill.; Mrs. Martha Uhrick, route 6, Decatur; Mrs. Luther (Lela) Brokaw, route 4, Decatur; Mrs. Bill (Violet) Sanders, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Mrs. Carl (Ruth) Tuecke, Waverly, Iowa; Mrs. Joseph (Leona) Mohr, LeClair Iowa; Mrs. Lois Yohe, Atlanta, Ga.; Mrs. Esther Rieck, Dubuque, Iowa; Mrs. Doris Hedrick, Dubuque, Iowa; two half-brothers, Melvin Corson, Milwaukee, Wis.; Carl Corson, Buena Park, Calif.; five grandchildren and four great- grandchildren.
  One son, Max, two brothers, one grandson, Steve Hazelwood, and one half-sister preceded in death.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete, pending arrival of the body at the Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral Home.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXIII, NO. 216   Saturday, September 13, 1975   p. 4, col. 4.

Gladys M. Fisher
  Funeral services for Gladys M. Fisher, 71, Paisley, Fla., a former resident of Adams County, will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral Home, with Rev. Howard Beer officiating. Burial will be in the St. Luke's Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Tuesday. She died unexpected at 4 a.m. Saturday.
  She was a member of the Union Congregational Church.
  Born in Washington Township, Adams County, on Nov. 25, 1903, she was the daughter of Frank and Susanna Scherry Corson- Reppert, and was first married to Hubert Shady who died in 1926. She married Arlie Fisher on July 25, 1958 and he survives.
  Also surviving are three children, Mrs. Joseph (Virginia) Hazelwood, Fort Wayne; Jack Shady, Decatur; Fred Peck, Plesanton (sic), Calif.; two step-children, Mrs. Lois Brockhoff, Clearwater, Fla.; Don Fisher, Stryker, O.; one brother, Dallas Corson, Fort Wayne; five half-sisters, Mrs. Carl (Ruth) Tuecke, Waverly, Iowa; Mrs. Joseph (Leona) Mohr, LeClair, Iowa; Mrs. Lois Yohe, Atlanta, Georgia; Mrs. Esther Rieck, Dubuque, Iowa; Mrs. Doris Hedrick, Dubuque, Iowa; two half-brothers, Melvin Corson, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Cal Corson, Buena Park, Calif.; five step-sister, Mrs. Ada Owens, Decatur; Mrs. Wallace (Clara) Miner, DeKalb, Ill.; Mrs. (Martha) Uhrick, Decatur; Mrs. Luther (Lela) Brokaw, Decatur; Mrs. Bill (Violet) Sanders, Chattanooga, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and eight step- grandchildren. One son, Max, two brothers, and one grandson, Steve Hazelwood, preceded her in death.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXIII, NO. 217   Monday, September 15, 1975   p. 4, col. 1.

Row 10:   (6 stones)


[gravestone of Devona Bertsch] 58.   st1001
Devona E. dau. of W & W BERTSCH Oct. 27, 1936 Oct. 31, 1936
Row 10, marker 1: [small red granite block on concrete footing]

[gravestone of Noah and Lula Egly] 59.   st1002
EGLY Noah 1889-1977 Lula M. 1894-1995
Row 10, marker 2: [polished red granite slant on red granite base on concrete footing]

Obituaries
(See page 7)
Noah Egly
  Noah Egly, 88, route 1, Monroe, died Friday evening at his home.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXIV, NO. 213   Saturday, September 10, 1977   p. 1, col. 6.

Noah Egly
  Noah Egly, 88, route 1, Monroe, died suddenly at his residence Friday evening at 7:30 p.m.
  A retired farmer, he was a member of the St. Luke's United Church of Christ. He was born in Wells County on April 10, 1889, to Emil and Magdelina Amstutz-Egly and was married to Lula Shoaf on January 24, 1914.
  Survivors in addition to his widow include three daughters, Mrs. William (DeLores) Joray, route 1, Geneva; Mrs. Earl (Ireta) Harmon, route 6, Decatur; and Mrs. Arthur (Milita) Moeschberger, Monroe; one sister, Mrs. Lydia Merkey, Bluffton; three brothers, Glen Egly, of Ohio City, Ohio, Levi Egly, Shelby, Ohio, and Walter Egly, route 2, Decatur; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Five brothers and seven sisters preceded him in death.
  Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Winteregg-Linn and Haggard Funeral Home with the Rev. Kent Ulery officiating. Burial will be in the St. Luke's Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Sunday.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXIV, NO. 213   Saturday, September 10, 1977   p. 7, col. 5 & 6.

Mrs. Merkey's Brother Has Fatal Seizure
  A resident of Monroe and a brother of Mrs. Lydia Merkey of Bluffton, Noah Egly, 88 died suddenly and unexpectedly of a heart attack at 7:30 p.m. Friday at his home. He did not have a history of heart problems.
  A member of St. Luke's United Church of Christ at Honduras, he was born April 10, 1889 in Wells County to Emil and Magdelina Amstutz Egly. His marriage to Lula Shoaf, who survives, took place Jan. 24, 1914.
  Surviving, in addition to the wife and sister, are three daughters, Mrs. William (Delores) Joray of Geneva Route 1, Mrs. Earl (Ireta) Harmon of Decatur Route 6 and Mrs. Arthur (Milita) Mosechberger (sic) of Monroe; three brothers, Glen Egly of Ohio City, O., Levi Egly of Shelby, O., and Walter Egly of Decatur Route 2, eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
  Calling will be after 7 p.m. Sunday at the Winteregg-Linn and Haggard Funeral Home in Decatur, where services at 10 a.m. Tuesday will be in charge of Rev. Kent Ulery. Burial will be in St. Luke's Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XLVII No. 264   Saturday, September 10, 1977   p. 3, col. 1.

Obituaries
Lula M. Egly
  Lula M. Egly, 101, Berne, a former Monroe resident, died at 8:35 p.m. Tuesday in Swiss Village, her residence for some three and one-half years.
  She was born on February 13, 1894 in Adams County to William and Sadie Benedict Shoaf and married Noah Egly on January 24, 1914. He died on September 9, 1977.
  She was a homemaker, a member of St. Luke;s United Church of Christ and its women's guild, and an active quiltmaker.
  Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. William (Delores) Joray, rural Geneva; Ireta Harmon, Decatur; and Mrs. Arthur (Milita) Moeschberger, Monroe; a sister, Mable M. Liniger, Decatur; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Five brothers and three sisters are deceased.
  Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in St. Luke's United Church of Christ, with burial in the church cemetery. Visiting hours ar[e] 2-9 p.m. Thursday in Haggard and Armes Funeral Home, Decatur, and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday in the church.
  Preferred memorials are to the church or to Crossroads Children's Home in Fort Wayne.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. XCIII, NO. 151   Wednesday, June 28, 1995   p. 2, col. 1.

Lula M. Egly, 101
  A resident of Swiss Village, Mrs. Lula M. Egly, age 101, died at 8:35 p.m. Tuesday.
  Born Feb. 13, 1894 in Adams County, she was a daughter of William and Sadie Benedict Shoaf. Her marriage to Noah Egly, who died Sept. 9, 1977, took place Jan. 24, 1914.
  Mrs. Egly was a member of St Luke's United Church of Christ, its womens guild and was an avid quilter for many years.
  Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. William (Delores) Joray of Geneva, Mrs. Ireta Harmon of Decatur, and Mrs. Arthur (Milita) Moeschberger of Monroe; a sister, Mrs. Mable M. Liniger of Decatur; eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great- great grandchild.
  Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Haggard & Armes Funeral Home, Decatur, and one hour prior to rites officiated by Rev. Jerry Flueckiger at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church.
  Burial will be in St. Luke's Cemetery, Decatur.
  Memorials to the church or Crossroads Children Home.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. 66 No. 204   Wednesday, June 28, 1995   p. 3, col. 1.

[gravestone of Nellie and Lewis Egly] 60.   st1003
EGLY Nellie N. 1894-1973 Lewis M. 1891-1973 PFC WWI 325FA
Row 10, marker 3: [gray granite upright on gray granite base on concrete footing, with US flag in US World War 1917 1918 holder]

Lewis Egly, 82, dies at Bluffton
  Lewis Egly, 82, of 1006 Marion Street, Bluffton, a native of Adams county, died at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Clinic hospital at Bluffton, following an illness of two days.
  He was born in Adams county on March 10, 1891, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Egly, and was married on Feb. 8, 1913 to Nellie Diehl, who preceded him in death on May 20, 1973.
  Surviving are three sons, Lloyd of Bluffton, Robert of Decatur, and Virgil of Fort Wayne; three sisters, Mrs. William (Zella) Wittwer, of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Alvie (Martha) Miller of Linn Grove, and Mrs. Emma Barkley of Decatur; four brothers, Glen and Levi of Convoy, O., Walter of route 1, Craigville, and Noah of route 1, Monroe, 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Thoma- Rich funeral home, Bluffton, with Edward Willett officiating. Burial will be in the Honduras cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXI NO. 269.   Wednesday, November 14, 1973   p. 1, col. 1.

Services Friday For Lewis Egly, 82
  Lewis Egly, 82, 1006 South Marion St., died at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday at Clinic Hospital following an illness of two days.
  A son of Emil Egly, he was born March 10, 1891 in Adams County. His marriage, Feb. 8, 1913 in Adams County, was to Nellie Diehl who died last May.
  Survivors include three sons, Lloyd of Bluffton, Robert of Decatur and Virgil of Fort Wayne.
  Also surviving are four brothers, Glen Egly and Levi Egly, both of Convoy, O.; Walter Egly of Craigville Route 1 and Noah Egly of Monroe Route 1; four sisters, Mrs. Lydia Merkey of Bluffton, Mrs. William (Zella) Wittwer of Fort Wayne, Emma Barkley of Decatur and Mrs. Alva (Martha) Miller of Linn Grove, 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
  Friends may call after noon Thursday at Thoma-Rich Funeral Home where services are set for 2 p.m. Friday with Rev. Edward Willett in charge. Burial will be in Honduras Cemetery in Adams County.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XLIV No. 12   Wednesday, November 14, 1973   p. 3, col. 1.

Nellie N. Egly dies at hospital
  Mrs. Nellie N. Egly, 79, of Bluffton, wife of Lewis Egly, died at 9:45 a.m. Sunday at the Clinic hospital in Bluffton. She had been in failing health for several years.
  She attended the Church of the Nazarene at Bluffton.
  Born in Adams county on Jan. 8, 1894, she was the daughter of Tillman and Mary Macklin-Diehl, and was married in Adams county on Feb. 8, 1913, to Lewis Egly.
  Surviving are the husband; three sons, Lloyd of Florida; Robert of Decatur, and Virgil of Fort Wayne; one brother, Ervin Diehl of California; 11 grandchildren and 18 [great] grandchildren.
  Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Thoma funeral home, Bluffton, with burial in the Honduras cemetery, located near Monroe. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. today. Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXI NO. 120.   Monday, May 21, 1973   p. 1, col. 1.

Tuesday Rites Set For Mrs. Lewis Egly
  In failing health several years, Mrs. Lewis M. (Nellie N.) Egly, 79, of 1006 South Marion St. died at 9:45 a.m. Sunday at Clinic Hospital.
  Born Jan. 8, 1894 in Adams County, she was a daughter of Tillman and Mary Macklin Diehl. Her marriage to Mr. Egly, who survives, took place Feb. 8, 1913 in Adams County.
  Surviving, in addition to the husband, are three sons, Lloyd of Florida, Robert of Decatur and Virgil of Fort Wayne, 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
  Friends may call at Thoma Funeral Home, where services at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday will be in charge of Rev. Edward Willetts. Burial will be in the Honduras Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXXIII No. 170   Monday, May 21, 1973   p. 3, col. 4.

north gravel driveway dividing rows

[gravestone of Albert Presdorf] 61.   st1004
Albert son of H. & R. PRESDORF died Mar 3, 1911 Aged 25 Y. 12 D.
Row 10, marker 4: [gray marble wedge on top of concrete slab over grave]

FUNERAL THIS MORNING.
Many Attend Last Sad Rites for Albert Presdorf.
  The funeral of Albert Presdorf was held Tuesday a. m. at 10 o'clock from the home at Honduras and at 11 o'clock from the Zion church. A large number of relatives from here were in attendance to pay their last sad respects. Immediately following the later services the remains were brought to this city and placed in the vault at the Decatur cemetery. The body will later be placed in a cement vault especially made at the St. Luke cemetery north of Honduras, as its final resting place.
Decatur Democrat.   Volume LVI Number 10   Thursday, Mar[ch] 9, 1911   p. 1, col. 2.

peony bushes

[gravestone of Beatrice Presdorf] 62.   st1005
Beatrice PRESDORF 1898-1917
Row 10, marker 5: [white marble slab on top of concrete slab over grave]

YOUNG LADY DEAD
Beatrice, Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Presdorf
DIED LAST NIGHT
Near Honduras--Was Ill Long Time of Tuberculosis.
  Beatrice, highly esteemed young lady of near Honduras, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Presdorf, and niece of Eli Meyer, Mrs. John Glancy and the late John D. Meyer, died last night at 11:30 at the family home following an illness of some length from tuberculosis.
  Born in French township, November 20, 1898, the deceased was but a little past nineteen years of age and a most promising womanhood was cut short.
  Noah and Willis Presdorf, of Howe; and Mrs. Esther Klopfenstein, who lives in Michigan, with the bereaved parents, constitute the immediate relatives. Eli and Albert are two brothers who preceded her in death.
  The funeral will be Sunday morning at 9:30 from the home; and at 10 o'clock from the Zion Reformed church, the Rev. Schrorer officiating.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XV. Number 300.   Thursday Evening, December 20, 1917.   p. 1, col. 4.

[gravestone of Rosa and Henry Presdorf] 63.   st1006
PRESDORF Rosa 1862-1936 Henry 1857-1937
Row 10, marker 6: [red granite upright on red granite base]

ADAMS COUNTY NATIVE DIES
Funeral Services Are Held Today For Henry Presdorf
  Funeral services were held this afternoon for Henry Presdorf, 80, former resident of Adams county, who died Friday night at the home of a daughter in Burr Oak, Michigan.
  The deceased was born in Dubuque, Iowa. He moved from a farm in French Township to a farm north west of Lagrange in 1922. At the time of his death he was staying with the daughter, Mrs. Otto Klopfenstein in Burr Oak. His wife died three years ago.
  Surviving are one daughter and two sons. Short services were held this morning at the home of a son, Willis at Lagrange and again this afternoon at the St. Luke's Reformed church, 10 miles southwest of this city.
  Burial was made there. The body was brought through here about noon today.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXXV. No. 169.   Monday, July 19, 1937.   p. 1, col. 8.

ROSE PRESDORF DIES SATURDAY
Adams County Native Dies Saturday At Home In LaGrange
  Mrs. Rose Presdorf, 73, LaGrange, died Saturday at 5 a. m. Death was due to complications.
  The deceased was born May 6, 1862, in French township, Adams county, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Meyer. She was a member of the St. Lukes Reformed church.
  Surviving besides the husband, Henry Presdorf, are two sons, Noah and Willis, north of LaGrange and a daughter, Mrs. Otto Klopfenstein of Burr Oak, Michigan. Mrs. Presdorf was a sister of the late Eli and John Meyer of this city and also an aunt of Mrs. Huber DeVoss and Mrs. Chalmer Hower.
  Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the St. Luke's Reformed church, Adams county, and burial will be made in the church cemetery. Rev. Meckstroth will have charge of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXXIV. No. 77.   Monday, March 30, 1936.   p. 1, col. 5.

Row 11:   (12 stones)


[gravestone of Herbert Sessenguth] 64.   st1101
Herbert R. SESSENGUTH born & died Oct. 19, 1916
Row 11, marker 1: [red granite block on white marble base]

small concrete planter

[gravestone of Bertha Seesenguth] 65.   st1102
Mother Bertha SEESENGUTH 1858-1939
Row 11, marker 2: [red granite block on white marble base]

AGED WOMAN IS TAKEN BY DEATH
Mrs. Bertha Seesenguth Dies This Morning At Home Of Son
  Mrs. Bertha Seesenguth, 81, a native of Germany, died this morning at 6 o'clock at the home of a son, Bert Seesenguth in French township. Death was attributed to pneumonia and heart complications.
  The deceased was born in Germany May 18, 1858, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ginther. She came to this country in 1853 after the death of her husband in 1891.
Surviving are two sons, Arnold and Bert Seesenguth, of Bluffton, route four, and a daughter, Mrs. Emma Stanke of Chicago.
  Two brothers, a sister, a son and daughter are deceased. Four grandchildren also survive.
  Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the home of the son, Bert, four miles west of Monroe, and at 2 o'clock at the St. John's Reformed church at Vera Cruz, with burial
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AGED WOMAN IS
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in the St. Luke's cemetery, Kirkland township.
  The body will be removed to the residence tomorrow morning from the Jahn funeral home in Bluffton.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXXVII. No. 271.   Wednesday, November 15, 1939.   p. 1, col. 7; p. 6, col. 5.

BERTHA SEESENGUTH ANSWERS SUMMONS
DEATH OCCURS AT HOME OF SON AND FUNERAL WILL BE HELD FRIDAY AFTERNOON
  Mrs. Bertha Seesenguth, 81, died at 6 o'clock this morning at the home of a son Bert Seesenguth, near Bluffton, from pneumonia and heart trouble. She had been ill since June 4.
  Born in Germany, Feb. 8, 1858, the decedent was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ginther. Her marriage to Henry Seesenguth took place May 18, 1881, in Germany. He died in 1891. Mrs. Seesenguth came to America in 1893.
  Surviving are two sons, Bert, at whose home she died, and Arnold, near Bluffton, a daughter, Mrs. Emma Stanke, of Chicago, Ill., and four grandchildren. A daughter, a son, two brothers, and a sister are deceased.
  The body will be at the Jahn funeral home until Thursday morning when it will be taken to the home of the son, Bert.
  Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the home and at 2 p.m. at the St. John's Evangelical and Reformed church at Vera Cruz, of which Mrs. Seesenguth was a member, with Rev. H. H. Meckstroth in charge. Burial will be in the St. Luke's cemetery.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. XI. No. 13.   Wednesday, November 15, 1939   p. 1, col. 6.

concrete planter

[gravestone of Elizabeth and Bert Seesenguth] 66.   st1103
SEESENGUTH Elizabeth A. 1895-1942 Bert A. 1890-1972
Row 11, marker 3: [long red granite block on concrete footing]

Bert Seesenguth dies at hospital
  Bert Seesenguth, 82, of Bluffton route 4, a retired farmer, died at 4:45 a.m. Sunday at the Clinic hospital in Bluffton.
  A native of Germany, he was born there March 14, 1890, a son of Henry and Bertha Gunther-Seesenguth.
  Mr. Seesenguth was a member of the St. Luke's United Church of Christ at Honduras.
  Surviving are his wife, Florence, to whom he was married July 5, 1944; one son, Donald L Seesenguth of Chattanooga, Tenn.; two daughters, Mrs. Earl (Ruth) Mankey of Decatur route 2, and Mrs. Richard (Pauline) Augsburger of Fort Wayne; 10 grandchildren and 28 stepgrandchildren.
  Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Luke's United Church of Christ at Honduras, with Rev. John Dulin officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Yager 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. Preferred memorials are to the church.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXX NO. 103,   Monday, May 1, 1972   p. 1, col. 1.

B. A. Seesenguth Dies; Rites Set
  A retired farmer on Bluffton Route 4, Barthold A. (Bert) Seesenguth, 82, died at 4:45 a.m. Sunday at Clinic Hospital. He became ill April 25 and was admitted to the hospital April 29.
  Born March 14, 1890 in Germany, he was a son of Henry and Bertha Gunther Seesenguth.
  Mr. Seesenguth was a member of the St. Luke's United Church of Christ at Honduras.
  Surviving are the wife, Florence; a son, Donald L. of Chattanooga, Tenn.; two daughters, Mrs. Earl (Ruth) Mankey of Decatur Route 2 and Mrs. Richard (Pauline) Augsburger of Fort Wayne, 10 grandchildren and 28 stepgrandchildren.
  Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Yager Funeral Home in Berne.
  Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the St. Luke's United Church of Christ with Rev. John Dulin officiating and burial in the church cemetery.
  A preferred form of memorial is a contribution to St. Luke's United Church of Christ.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXXII No. 154   Monday, May 1, 1972   p. 3, col. 2.

Adams Co. Woman Takes Her Own Life
French Township Woman Is Suicide
  Mrs. Elizabeth Seesenguth, 47, wife of Bert A. Seesenguth, took her own life about 11 o'clock this morning when she hanged herself on a rope thrown over a rafter in the summer kitchen of the Seesenguth home in French township.
  Coroner J. Jerome Yager, who was summoned, said he would return a verdict of suicide by hanging. Despondency and ill health were advanced as motives. She had been ill for a long time. The body was found by the husband when he came to the house for the noon meal, after she had called to him.
  Mrs. Seesenguth was born in French township January 13, 1895, the daughter of Emil and Magdalena
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ADAMS CO. WOMAN
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Amstutz-Egly. She was a member of the St. Luke's Reformed church.
  Surviving, besides the husband, are three children: Mrs. Earl Mankey of Kirkland township, Donald and Pauline at home; the following brothers and sisters: Albert Egly of Magley, Noah of Monroe, Lewis of Preble, Ed of Wren, Ohio; Glen and Ralph, of near Decatur, Walter of Preble, Mrs. Charles Merkey of Wells county, Mrs. William Wittwer of Fort Wayne, Mrs. John Barkley of Decatur, Mrs. Herman Girod of Salem, Mrs. Walter Conrad of Magley and Mrs. Alva Miller of near Berne.
  The body was taken to the Yager funeral home in Berne. Funeral services were not completed late this afternoon.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XL. No. 196.   Wednesday, August 19, 1942.   p. 1, col. 7; p. 4, col. 4.

FRENCH TOWNSHIP WOMAN HANGS SELF
MRS. BERT SEESENGUTH IS FOUND DEAD AT HOME; FUNERAL FRIDAY P.M.
  Mrs. Elizabeth Seesenguth, 47, wife of Bert A. Seesenguth, took her own life Thursday when she hanged herself by means of a rope thrown over a rafter in the summer kitchen of the Seesenguth home in French township, Adams county.
  Despondency and ill health were advanced as motives. She had been ill for a long time. The body was found by the husband when he went to the house for the noon meal.
  Mrs. Seesenguth was born in French township January 13, 1895, the daughter of Emil and Magdalena Amstutz-Egly. She was a member of the St. Luke's Reformed church.
  Surviving, besides the husband, are three children: Mrs. Earl Mankey of Kirkland township, Donald and Pauline at home; the following brothers and sisters: Albert Egly of Magley, Noah of Monroe, Lewis of Preble, Ed of Wren, Ohio; Glen and Ralph of near Decatur, Walter of Preble, Mrs. Charles Merkey of Wells county, Mrs. William Wittwer of Fort Wayne, Mrs. John Barkley of Decatur, Mrs. Herman Girod of Salme, Mrs. Wlater Conrad of Magley, and Mrs. Alva Miller of near Berne.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Luke's Reformed church at Honduras, with Rev. H. H. Meckstroth officiating. Burial will be in St. Luke's cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XIII. No. 246.   Thursday, August 20, 1942   p. 6, col. 1.

[gravestone of Roy Egly] 67.   st1104
Roy Delbert son of Albert & Stella Egly born Feb. 5, 1913 died Jan. 23, 1914 aged 11 M. 18 D.
Row 11, marker 4: [gray marble slab on concrete base]

[gravestone of Albert and Sylvia Egly] 68.   st1105
EGLY Albert 1885-1955 Sylvia S. 1887-1954
Row 11, marker 5: [long red granite block on longer concrete slab]

Albert Egly Dies At Home At Convoy, O.
Funeral Services Friday Afternoon
  Albert Egly, 70, a retired farmer, died at 4:30 p. m. Tuesday at his home at Convoy, O., following an illness of three weeks.
  Mr. Egly was a member of the Woods Chapel Evangelical United Brethren church.
  Surviving are six sons, Elmer Egly of Tucson, Ariz., Howard, Herman, Chester and Paul Egly, all of Fort Wayne, and Harold Egly of Garrett; two daughters, Mrs. Dorotha Bingham of Churubusco and Mrs. Edith Densel of Convoy; 36 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; five brothers, Levi Egly of Convoy, Glen Egly of near Ohio City, O., Walter Egly of Decatur, Noah Egly of Monroe and Lewis Egly of Bluffton, and five sisters, Mrs. Walter Conrad and Mrs. John Barkley of Decatur, Mrs. Charles Merkey and Mrs. Alvin Miller of Bluffton, and Mrs. William Mittmer of Fort Wayne.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Woods Chapel U. E. B. church, the Rev. Albert N. Straley officiating. Burial will be in the Zion cemetery near Craigville. The body was removed to the H. D. Smith funeral home at Convoy, where friends may call until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LIII. No. 111.   Wednesday, May 11, 1955.   p. 1, col. 7.

Albert Egly Dies At Home in Ohio
  Albert Egly, 70, retired farmer, relatives of whom reside in Wells County, died about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at his home near Convoy, O., after an illness of three weeks.
  Survivors include six sons, Elmer, Howard, Herman, Chester, Paul and Harold; two daughters, Mrs. Dorotha Bingham, Churbusco (sic), and Mrs. Edith Densel of Convoy; five brothers, Levi and Glen of Ohio, Walter of Decatur, Noah of Monroe and Levi of Bluffton; five sisters, including Mrs. Alvin Miller of Bluffton; 36 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the Woods Chapel Church at Convoy, of which Mr. Egly was a member. Burial will be in the Zion Cemetery near Craigville.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXV. No. 162   Wednesday, May 11, 1955   p. 3, col. 7.

[gravestone of Hugh Egly] 69.   st1106
Hugh son of E. L. & M. EGLY born Oct. 25, 1897 died Mar. 17, 1909 aged 11 Y. 4 M. 22 D. sleep our brother through this day / ...
Row 11, marker 6: [two line faint inscription on weathered gray marble upright on gray marble base]

[gravestone of Emil and Magdalena Egly] 70.   st1107
Emil L. EGLY 1861-1915 Magdalena his wife 1866-1928
Row 11, marker 7: [large polished gray granite on large gray granite base on concrete footing]

KICK IS FATAL
Emil L. Egley Died from Effects of Colt's Kick, at 6:50 This Morning.
SIXTEEN CHILDREN
And the Wife and One Sister Survive--Funeral to be Friday Morning.
  Emil L. Egley, died at 6:50 o'clock this morning after suffering for over three weeks from wounds inflicted when he was kicked by a colt. He resided on a farm in Washington township, five miles southwest of Decatur, and was a farmer by profession.
  He was born April 3, 1861, at Berne, Switzerland, and came to this country at an early age. He was married to his surviving wife on August 5, 1884, and had resided in Wells and Adams counties since the marriage.
  The wife and sixteen children survive, one child preceding him in death. The surviving children are: Albert, Mrs. John Bourne, Mrs. Charles Merkey, Noa[h], Lewis, Zella, Mrs. Burt Seesenguth, Mrs. Clarena McKean, Edwin, Martha, Glen, Levi, Clara, Edna, Ralph, Walter; and Hugh, the last named being a deceased child. A sister, Mrs. Jonas Strohm, of Vera Cruz also survives.
  Emil L. Egley was a member of the German Reformed church.
  The funeral services will be held Friday morning from the home at 10 o'clock, going to the Zion church at Hondorus (sic), where further services will be held. Burial will be in the St. Lucas (sic) cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XIII. Number 251.   Wednesday Evening, October 20, 1915   p. 2, col. 3.

EMIL EGLEY IS DEAD FROM INJURIES
FARMER SUCCUMBED AFTER THREE WEEKS--WIFE AND 16 CHILDREN SURVIVE.
  Emil Egley, 54, died at 6:50 o'clock this morning at his home in Washington township, Adams county, northeast of Bluffton, after making a brave but futile battle of three weeks from injuries sustained when he was kicked by a colt at the George Bright sale. Amputation of one leg failed to give relief from complications that developed.
  Born in Berne, Switzerland, April 3, 1861, Mr. Egley came to America when a young man and had spent the rest of his life in Wells and Adams counties.
  Surviving are his wife, to whom he was married August 5, 1884, and sixteen children.
  Surviving children are Albert, Noah, Lewis, Zella, Edwin, Martha, Glen, Levi, Clara Edna, Ralph and Walter Egley, Mrs. John Borne, Mrs. Charles Merkey, Mrs. Bert Seesenguth and Mrs. Clara McKean. One child, Hugh, is dead. A sister, Mrs. Jonah Strohm, lives at Vera Cruz.
  The funeral will be held Friday at ten o'clock, at the Zion church, at Honduras. Burial at St. Lucas (sic) cemetery.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening News.   Twenty-Fourth Year, No. 17.   Wednesday, October 20, 1915   p. 1, col. 4.

EMIL EGLEY IS DEAD FROM INJURIES
(From Wednesday's Daily)
  Emil Egley, 54, died at 6:50 o'clock this morning at his home in Washington township, Adams county, northeast of Bluffton, after making a brave but futile battle of three weeks from injuries sustained when he was kicked by a colt at the George Bright sale. Amputation of one leg failed to give relief from complications that developed.
  Born in Berne, Switzerland, April 3, 1861, Mr. Egley came to America when a young man and had spent the rest of his life in Wells and Adams counties.
  Surviving are his wife, to whom he was married August 5, 1884, and sixteen children.
  Surviving children are Albert, Noah, Lewis, Zella, Edwin, Martha, Glen, Levi, Clara Edna, Ralph and Walter Egley, Mrs. John Borne, Mrs. Charles Merkey, Mrs. Bert Seesenguth and Mrs. Clara McKean. One child, Hugh, is dead. A sister, Mrs. Jonah Strohm, lives at Vera Cruz.
  The funeral will be held Friday at ten o'clock, at the Zion church, at Honduras. Burial at St. Lucas (sic) cemetery.
Bluffton Chronicle.   Volume 49. No. 17.   Wednesday, October 27, 1915.   p. 5, col. 6.

TO THE WIDOW
Emile Egly Leaves All His Estate, to be Hers Absolutely and
IN FEE SIMPLE
Asks That Wife Serve as Executrix--Qualifies and Gives $3,600 Bond.
  Emile Egly, the prominent Kirkland township farmer, whose death occurred this week, from injuries received when he was kicked by a horse, made a will September 22, directing the disposal of his property, and this was presented for probate today by his attorney, D. B. Erwin. Mr. Erwin and Carl Adler were the witnesses.
  Mr. Egly directs first, that any debts he contracted and all the expenses of his last illness, be first paid. The remainder of the estate, both real and personal, is to go to his wife, Magdalena Egly, absolutely, in fee simple, subject only to the payment of debts. He asks that the widow serve as executrix.
  Mrs. Egley took out letters of administration, giving $3600 bond.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XIII. Number 255.   Saturday Evening, October 23, 1915.   p. 1, col. 5.

EMIL EGLEY BEQUEATHED ALL PROPERTY TO WIDOW.
  Emil Egley, the prominent Adams County farmer, whose death occurred last Wednesday, from injuries received when he was kicked by a horse, made a will September 22, directing the disposal of his property, and this was presented for probate by his attorney, D. B. Erwin. Mr. Erwin and Carl Adler were the witnesses.
  Mr. Egly directs first, that any debts he contracted and all the expenses of his last illness, be first paid. The remainder of the estate, both real and personal, is to go to his wife, Magdalena Egly, absolutely, in fee simple, subject only to the payment of debts. He asks that the widow serve as executrix.
  Mrs. Egley took out letters of administration, giving $3,600 bond.
Bluffton Chronicle.   Vol. 49. No. 17.   Wednesday, October 27, 1915.   p. 4, col. 2.

DRINKS ACID BY MISTAKE; DIES
Mrs. Magdalena Egley Believed To Have Mistaken Acid For Medicine
  Mrs. Magdalena Amstutz Egley, 62, highly respected woman, residing four miles southwest of Decatur, died at 9:30 o'clock this morning, after taking a quantity of carbolic acid, believed to have been mistaken for medicine.
  Mrs. Egley had not been feeling well for several days and this morning she told one of her daughters that she believed she would lie down and rest a while, as was often her custom. She was in the habit of taking a dose of medicine before lying down, also, and it is believed that she took the carbolic acid by mistake, before lying down. Later, her daughter entered the room where Mrs. Egley was lying on a davenport and noticed that she was breathing deeply. Further investigation showed that she had taken the poisonous acid. A physician was summoned, but Mrs. Egley was unconscious and soon passed away.
          Buys Acid Wednesday   Yesterday, Mrs. Egley and her children had planned to disinfect their poultry brooder and they discovered that they had no carbolic acid. Mrs. Egley came to this city yesterday afternoon and purchased a small bottle of carbolic acid for that purpose. It was that acid that she drank this morning.
  Mrs. Egley was the mother of seventeen children, sixteen of whom are living. She was a daughter of Abraham and Elizabeth Amstutz and was born at Beaverdam, Ohio, April 3, 1866. She was married to Emil Egley August 5, 1884. Mr. Egley died October 20, 1915. Mrs. Egley was a member of the Zion Reformed church in this city.
  The sixteen surviving children are: Albert, of Poe; Mrs. Bert Seesenguth, Mrs. Clarence McKean and Noah, of Monroe; Edwin and Glen, of Convoy, Ohio; Mrs. Charles Markey, Mrs. William Wittmer and Lewis, of Bluffton; Mrs. Alva Miller, of Domestic; Mrs. John Borne, of near Magley; Levi and Clara, of Decatur; and Edna, Ralph and Walter, at home. Another son, Hugh, died in 1909. Twenty-nine grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters also survive: Mrs. David Kauffmann, of Lafayette; Mrs. William Cavanaugh, of Hartford City; Mrs. James Nelson and Mrs. David Zurfluh, of Lima, Ohio; and Dorsey and Jacob Amstutz, of Bluffton, Ohio.
  Funeral services will be held at the residence at 1:30 o'clock and at the Zion Reformed church at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, with the Rev. A. R. Fledderjohann in charge. Burial will be made in the St. Luke cemetery, at Honduras.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXVI. No. 94.   Thursday, April 19, 1928.   p. 1, col. 6.

3 CHILDREN OF VICTIM RESIDE HERE
MRS. MAGDALENA EGLEY IS BELIEVED TO HAVE TAKEN POISON BY MISTAKE
  Mrs. Magdalena Amstutz Egley, 62, highly respected woman whose home is near Decatur, and mother of three Bluffton residents, died at her home four miles southwest of Decatur, at 9:30 o'clock this morning, after having taken a quantity of carbolic acid.
  It is believed that the bottle of acid was mistaken for medicine. Mrs. Egley had been ill for the last few weeks and just about an hour before she died, said had told her daughter that she would take a dose of medicine and lie down and rest.
  She was the mother of seventeen children, sixteen of whom are living. They are Mrs. Charles Merkey, Mrs. William Wittmer and Louis Egley, of Bluffton; Albert, of Poe; Mrs. Bert Seesenguth, Mrs. Clarence McKean and Noah Egley, of Monroe; Edwin and Glen of Convoy, Ohio; Mrs. Alva Miller, of Domestic; Mrs. John Borne, of near Magley; Levi and Clara, of Decatur; Edna, Ralph and Walter, all at home.
  Twenty-nine grandchildren and six brothers and sisters also survive.
Bluffton Evening News   Thirty-Sixth Year 171   Thursday, April 19, 1928   p. 1, col. 8.

north gravel driveway dividing rows

[gravestone of Magdalena Hubner] 71.   st1108
Magdalena dau. of F. & M. HUBNER born Mar. 19, 1897 died Feb. 23, 1904 aged 6 y. 11 m. 4 d.
Row 11, marker 8: [weathered gray marble upright on gray marble base on dressed concrete base] ..., Powerful in than never to love, Then we much ..., Then no more our ____ know.
[four lines of text on base]

[gravestone of Eli Presdorf] 72.   st1109
Eli PRESDORF died Mar. 25, 1908 aged 23 Y. 11 M. 24 D.
Precious Father, But we wave to ____ done, U..., D... right and ..., S..., But ..., .....
Row 11, marker 9: [eight lines of faint text]

CALLED TO REWARD
After Waging a Heroic Fight Against Death, Eli Presdorf Answers Call
WAS ILL FOR MONTHS
From Tuberculosis of the Bowels and Succumbed to the Ravages Thereof
  After hovering between life and death for more than two months, Eli Presdorf, aged 24 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Presdorf, of French township, died last night from tuberculosis of the bowels in its worst form. Heroically the young man fought against the grim reaper, but without avail and although he rallied on several different occasions, death was an inevitable result. In September, 1906, the deceased was married to Miss Sadie Hubner and immediately afterward he removed to this city, engaging in the furniture and undertaking business with his uncle, Eli Meyer and J. O. Ball. He was at that time a healthy robust young man and little was it thought that he would so soon be called by the death angel. Five months ago a baby was born to the happy union and although it brought much joy to the home, Mr. Presdorf has been so ill that he never enjoyed the fullness of joy attendant to fatherhood, but he was compelled to be content to engage in a serious battle against death. At times he was thought victorious, only to relapse into a serious stage that caused the abandonment of hopes for his recovery. The deceased was hopeful, however, to the last. During his illness he has submitted to three operations for the removal of tubercular masses and he has endured the accompanying pain bravely, thinking that his health would be restored. The last operation was performed this week and since then he has rapidly sank until 10:30 o'clock last night when his spirit took its flight. The deceased was beloved by all who knew him, he was energetic and honest in business and a faithful worker in behalf of the Decatur Reformed church, of which he was a member. His multitude of friends join the bereaved relatives in their hour of sorrow. His faithful wife, parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Presdorf, two sisters, Esther and Beatrice, and three brothers, Albert, Noah and Willie survive him.
  The funeral services will be held next Sunday. The friends will gather at the German Reformed church in this city at 9:30 o'clock in the morning and the cortege will leave for the country at 1:00 p. m. The funeral will be preached at the Honduras church by Rev. L. C. Hessert of this city. Interment at the German Reformed church cemetery at Honduras.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume VI. Number 74   Thursday Evening, March 26, 1908.   p. 1, col. 5.

[gravestone of Marie and Fredrick Hubner] 73.   st1110
HUBNER Marie 1858-1937 Fredrick 1859-1914
Row 11, marker 10: [large black granite upright on large gray granite base]
[double lot, with cap stones in corner with F.H. on two on south side, H.H. on two on north side]

[gravestone of William Schmoekel] 74.   st1111
Wm. SCHMOEKEL 1860-1943
Row 11, marker 11: [red granite block in south lot with four capstone perimeter]

[gravestone of Wilhelmine and Heinrich Hilgemann] 75.   st1112
HILGEMANN Wilhelmine Ehefrau von H. G. HILGEMANN geb. 9, Feb. 1822 gest. 21 Juli 1910 alter 88 J. 5 M. 12 T. Off. Joh. 19.9
Heinrich G. HILGEMANN geb. 16, Nov. 1830 gest. 7, Maerz 1909 alter 78 Y. 3 M. 21 T. Selig sind die todten, die in / dem Herrn sterben.
Row 11, marker 12: [large black granite upright in large gray granite base with US flag in GAR 1861 1865 star holder]

LONG LIFE CLOSED
George Henry Hilgeman Gone to Eternal World
WAS ILL LONG
Old Age Played Important Part in His Demise
  Infirmities of old age, together with the infection of a complication of ailments, have brought to a close a life of usefulness in the demise of George Henry Hilgeman, late of Kirkland township, who yesterday afternoon at one o'clock spoke his last farewell of Mr. Hilgeman, grief has come imto (sic) those who had been dear to him. Although born in Germany, the deceased has long been a resident of Adams county, and while here had established an acquaintanceship throughout the county exceeded by but a few. His life has been one of good deeds of domestic indulgence, and he leaves behind a reputation envied by many, attained by few. Mr. Hilgeman was kind hearted and he was a believer in and a practicer of philanthropy. He has lived seventy-eight years, three months and twenty one days during which time he has been upright in principles and true to his every earthly obligation. His departure was signaled yesterday and the call was answered without a murmur as he sank into the sleep of the just. As a consequence of the death measurably to the family and friends of the man who may find consolation in the consciousness that the deceased has lived his life well. The funeral services will be held from the St. Luke Reformed church Wednesday morning at ten o'clock. The decedent is survived by his widow and several children.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume VII. Number 57.   Monday Evening, March 8, 1909.   p. 2, col. 4 & 5.

OBITUARY.
  Wilhelmina Elizabeth Hilgemann, nee Lammert, was born on the ninth of February, 1823, at Linnen, Kries, Thecklenburg, Province Preussen, Germany. Her devout parents dedicated her in early childhood to the Lord through the sacrament of holy baptism. She also received thorough religious instructions and by the rights (sic) of confirmation was received into full membership of the Reformed church. She always remained a noble and active member of the church. In the year 1846 she, her sister and other emigrants came to America and settled in the city of Cincinnati, Ohio. Here she entered into the holy bonds of matrimony with William Hilge. Their union was blessed with five children, four daughters and one son. Having resided in Cincinnati a little more than ten years, the family moved to Adams county, Preble township, Indiana. Her husband died here in 1857, leaving her, with her children. But on the third of October 1857, she was married to Henry Hilgemann, with whom she shared the hard work of pioneer life. In the year 1874 she and her family moved to Kirkland township, where they labored under rich blessings and became well-to-do, and amassed considerable wealth. This second union was blessed with three children, two daughters and one son. After the death of her husband, which occurred on March 7, 1909, she longed for her demise. After a slow and tedious ailment she passed away about 1 o'clock Thursday morning, July 21, 1910. She attained unto the age of 87 years, 5 months and 12 days. Two husbands, two children from the first union and two from the second, preceded her into eternity. There remains to mourn her departure three daughters and one son, sixteen grandchildren and eighteen great-grandchildren, many near and distant relatives and friends.
Flood the heart with parting tears.
Frot the head with passing years,
Let the days of earth be filled with care;
But the Lord at length will come,
In his love to take us home,
And we'll never know a sorrow there.
Decatur Democrat.   Volume LIII Number 30   Thursday, July 28, 1910   p. 5, col. 4.

two large evergreen trees

Row 12:   (9 stones)


[gravestone of baby Engle] 76.   st1201
Baby ENGLE son of Leo & Emelia Oct. 4, 1916
Row 12, marker 1: [small polished square faced granite block on new concrete footing]

ENGLE CHILD DEAD.
  A still-born child was born to Mr. and Mrs. Leo Engle of Kirkland township this morning. Burial services were held this afternoon, privately, interment being in Mt. Zion cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XIV. Number 236.   Wednesday Evening, October 4, 1916.   p. 1, col. 5.

FY12 marker

[gravestone of Rosa Yake] 77.   st1202
Rosa E. dau. of F. & C. YAKE born Sep. 19, 1889 died Dec. 28, 1904 aged 15 y. 3 m. 9 d.
Row 12, marker 2: [inscription on top angle of chisel shaped gray marble shaft on gray marble base on concrete block base]
... in our circle, On earth we will meet here no more, She has gone to be home in heaven, And all her sufferings are ....
[four lines faint text on west side of base]

Miss Yake Dead.
  Last night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Yake occurred the death of their fifteen-year-old daughte[r], Miss Roseia Yake, death being due to complication of diseases. She was a sister of Mrs. Charles Bentz, of this city, and Mrs. F. J. McKean, Emma, Fillia and George Yake, east of the city. She was a member of the Reform church of Honduras, was baptized in her infancy.
  The funeral will be held at the Reform church tomorrow at one o'clock, Rev. Vitz officiating.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening News.   Thirteenth Year. No. 81   Thursday, December 29, 1904.   p. 2, col. 1.

Miss Yake Dead.
  Wednesday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Yake occurred the death of their fifteen-year-old daughte[r], Miss Roseia Yake, death being due to complication of diseases. She was a sister of Mrs. Charles Bentz, of this city, and Mrs. F. J. McKean, Emma, Fillia and George Yake, east of the city. She was a member of the Reform church of Honduras, was baptized in her infancy.
  The funeral was held at the Reform church Friday at one o'clock, Rev. Vitz officiating.
Bluffton Chronicle.   Volume 63. Number 27   Wednesday, January 4 1905.   p. 1, col. 5.

MISS YAKE DEAD.
  Miss Rosie Amelia Yake, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ferdinand Yake, died at her home Wednesday, east of town. Death was due to complication of diseases. Miss Yake was a sister of Mrs. Charles Bentz of this city and Mrs. T. J. McKean, Emma, Tillie and George Yake, east of the city. She was a member of the Reformed church of Honduras; was baptized in her infancy. The funeral was held at the Reformed church Friday at 1 o'clock. Rev. Vitz officiated.
The Bluffton Banner.   Vol. LVI. No. 1   Wednesday Evening, January 4, 1904 (s/b 1905)   p. 3, col. 3.

[gravestone of Mattilda Yake] 78.   st1203
Mattilda E. YAKE 1886-1908
Row 12, marker 3: [gray granite block]

DEATH WAS DUE TO OLD OPERATION.
MISS TILLIE YAKE DIED AT SISTER'S HOME AT LINN GROVE FUNERAL SUNDAY.
  Miss Tillie Yake passed away at five o'clock Wednesday evening at the home of her sister, Mrs. T. J. McKean at Linn Grove, where she had been taken for treatment ten days ago. She had suffered many weeks of sickness, following an operation at Hope hospital at Ft. Wayne for appendicitis. She convalesced sufficiently from the operation to give her friends hope that she would recover but the shock to her nervous system was such that she took a relapse. She was bedfast for the second time only since last Friday, at which time she began failing rapidly. The remains were removed today to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fredinand (sic) Yake, east of Bluffton, in the edge of Adams County, and the funeral will be held at the Zion church at Honduras at ten o'clock Sunday forenoon.
  Miss Yake leaves to mourn her death her parents, three sisters, Mrs. Charles Bentz, of this city, Mrs. T. J. McKean, of Linn Grove, and Miss Emma Yake, and one brother George Yake. A large circle of friends in this city are also left to mourn her death. She formerly made her home in this city when she was employed as an operator at the United Telephone Company's office.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening News.   Sixteenth Year No. 144   Friday, March 13, 1908   p. 2, col. 5.

DEATH WAS DUE TO OLD OPERATION.
MISS TILLIE YAKE DIED AT SISTER'S HOME AT LINN GROVE FUNERAL SUNDAY.
  Miss Tillie Yake passed away at five o'clock Wednesday evening at the home of her sister, Mrs. T. J. McKean at Linn Grove, where she had been taken for treatment ten days ago. She had suffered many weeks of sickness, following an operation at Hope hospital at Ft. Wayne for appendicitis. She convalesced sufficiently from the operation to give her friends hope that she would recover but the shock to her nervous system was such that she took a relapse. She was bedfast for the second time only since last Friday, at which time she began failing rapidly. The remains were removed Friday to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fredinand (sic) Yake, east of Bluffton, in the edge of Adams County, and the funeral was held at the Mt. Zion church at Honduras at ten o'clock Sunday forenoon.
  Miss Yake leaves to mourn her death her parents, three sisters, Mrs. Charles Bentz, of this city, Mrs. T. J. McKean, of Linn Grove, and Miss Emma Yake, and one brother George Yake. A large circle of friends in this city are also left to mourn her death. She formerly made her home in this city when she was employed as an operator at the United Telephone Company's office.
Bluffton Chronicle.   Volume 41. Number 38   Wednesday, March 18, 1908   p. 1, col. 6.



[gravestone of Ferdinand and Caroline Yake] 79.   st1204
YAKE Ferdinand J. 1855-1922 Caroline his wife 1858-1941
Row 12, marker 4: [large gray granite upright on large gray granite base on concrete footing]

FERD YAKE'S DEATH CAUSED BY PARALYSIS
DEATH OCCURS AT LINN GROVE AND FUNERAL THURSDAY AT HONDURAS.
  Ferd Yakes (sic), age 67 years, died at his home one mile north of Linn Grove about 10 o'clock Monday morning following a stroke of paralysis which he suffered early Saturday forenoon. The paralysis left Mr. Yakes completely paralyized (sic)with the exception of his heart and he lapsed into unconsciousness about four hours following the stroke from which he never rallied.
  Ferd Yakes (sic) was born in Germany, June 13, 1855, and came to America when seventeen years old. He settled in Ohio but came to Indiana about forty years ago. When he came to Indiana Mr. Yakes (sic) first settled in French township, Adams county. He later moved to Preble township, lived in Decatur for a few years, removed to Preble township, and about three years ago moved to his present home north of Linn Grove.
  Caroline Yakes, the wife, and four children survive. The children are Mrs. Charles Bentz, of Linn Grove; Mrs. Dr. T. J. McKean, of Linn Grove, Mrs. C. A. Nissen, Adrian, Michigan; and George H. Yakes, of Akron, Ohio. Two daughters preceded their father in death. Mrs. Ferdinand Klickman, of near Monroe, is a sister to Mr. Yakes.
  Funeral services will be held from the Reformed church at Honduras at 10 o'clock Thursday morning and burial will be made in the cemetery at the church.
Bluffton Evening News   Thirty-First Year, No. 56.   Wednesday, December 6, 1922.   p. 1, col. 2.

MRS. CAROLINE YAKE CLAIMED BY DEATH
DEATH OCCURS AT HOME OF DAUGHTER, MRS. CORA BENTZ; RITES TUESDAY
  Mrs. Caroline Yake, 83, died at 5 p.m. Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Cora Bentz, southwest of Berne, a former resident of Bluffton. Death followed an illness which had confined her to her bed for two weeks.
  Mrs. Yake was a native of Oak Harbor, O., but had resided in Adams county many years.
  Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Bentz, Mrs. T. J. McKean, of Montpelier, and Mrs. C. A. Nissen, of Adrian, Mich.
  The body will be returned from the Yager funeral home at Berne to the residence, where it may be viewed after 5 o'clock this evening.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Bentz home, with Rev. C. J. Gerig in charge. Burial will be in the St. Luke's Reformed cemetery.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. XIII. No. 14.   Monday, November 17, 1941   p. 1, col. 5.

[gravestone of George Yake] 80.   st1205
George E. YAKE, Indiana, Pvt. U.S. Army February 20, 1941
Row 12, marker 5: [white marble slab with US flag stuck in ground by chopped end of brass rod]

Yake Funeral Rites On Sunday Afternoon
  Funeral services for George Edward Yake, 41, whose death occurred yesterday at Montpelier, will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. in St. Luke's Reformed church, eight miles north of Linn Grove in Adams county.
  Mr. Yake was born in Adams County March 14, 1899. He was a son of Ferdinand Yake. Surviving are his mother who lives near Berne, three sisters, Mrs. T. J. McKean of Montpelier, Mrs. Cora Bentz of Linn Grove and Mrs. Emma Neisen of Adrian, Mich., Mr. Yake was a world war veteran and at one time was a member of the Akron, Ohio, police force.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXXIX. No. 45.   Friday, February 21, 1941.   p. 1, col. 3.

GEORGE YAKE DIES MONTPELIER HOME
PNEUMONIA CAUSES DEATH AT HOME OF SISTER AFTER THREE WEEKS ILLNESS
  George Edward Yake, 41, died at 11:30 this morning at the home of a brother-in-law and sister, Dr. and Mrs. T. J. McKean, of Montpelier. He had been ill from complications for about three weeks, and death was attributed to bronchial pneumonia.
  Born in Adams county, March 14, 1899, the decedent was a son of Ferdinand and Caroline Yake. He was married to Grace Bickel, who died about 19 years ago.
  Mr. Yake was a World war veteran, and for a few years following the war he was a member of the police force at Akron, O. About a year ago, he operated a cafe in Montpelier.
  Surviving are his mother, who resides near Berne; and three sisters, Mrs. McKean, at whose home he died, Mrs. Cora Bentz, of near Linn Grove, and Mrs. Emma Neisen, of Adrian, Mich. Two sisters preceded him in death.
  The body was removed to the Walker mortuary in Montpelier. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. XII. No. 93.   Thursday, February 20, 1941   p. 1, col. 6.

FY12 marker

[gravestone of Ferdinand and Augusta Klickman] 81.   st1206
KLICKMAN Ferdinand 1860-1906 Augusta 1860-1940
Row 12, marker 6: [gray granite upright on gray granite base on concrete footing]

Ferdinand Kleckmen Dead.
  Ferdinand Klickman, who has been sick the past week, died suddenly yesterday morning at 7:30 with lung fever. He seemed to be better and went to sleep early in the morning and died while sleeping seemingly without pain. Mr. Klickman was born in Prussia, Germany, in the town of Brekingbrick, February 19, 1860, being forty six years and twenty two day[s] of age. He was married at the place of his birth to Miss Gusta Yake and moved to America in 1890, settling in Ottoway (sic) county, Ohio, and two years later moved to French township, Adams county, and lived on the same farm until just two weeks ago he moved on the farm he just recently bought, where he died. He leaves to mourn their loss a wife, seven children, four daughters and three sons, four brothers and one sister, and a mother eighty three years old. One son died in infancy. The funeral will be held by Rev. Vitz at the Reformed church one half mile north of Honduras Friday at 11 o'clock a.m., meeting at house at 9 a.m. Mr. Klickman was one of French township's most respected citizens. He was always ready and willing to do his part as a neighbor and by his death the family loses a loving husband and kind father and the community an honest and upright neighbor.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening News.   Fourteenth Year No. 143   Wednesday, March 14, 1906   p. 3, col. 6.
identical copy in
Bluffton Chronicle.   Volume 37. Number 37   Wednesday, March 14, 1906   p. 5, col. 7.

MRS. KLICKMAN TAKEN BY DEATH
Mrs. Augusta Klickman Dies Sunday In French Township
  Mrs. Augusta Klickman, 79, a native of Germany, died Sunday morning at her home in French township. Death was attributed to pneumonia, following an illness of one week.
  The deceased was born in Germany, August 27, 1860, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gottlieb Yake. The (sic) was married to Ferdinand Klickman in June, 1884 in Germa[n]y. The couple came to this country in 1890, living in Ohio for two years and then moving to French township.
  The husband died March 18, 1906. Surviving are the following children: Bertha, August, at home; William of Ohio; Otto, Hulda, Anna and Cora, all at home. One son, four brothers and one sister are deceased.
  She was a member of the St. Luke's Evangelical and Reformed church in Kirkland township. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the home and 1:30 o'clock at the church with the Rev. H. H. Meckstroth officiating. Burial will be made in the church cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXXVIII. No. 19.   Monday, January 22, 1940.   p. 1, col. 4.

MRS. KLICKMAN IS CALLED BY DEATH
DEATH OF MRS. FERDINAND KLICKMAN OCCURS NEAR VERA CRUZ SUNDAY
  Mrs. Augusta Klickman, 79, widow of Ferdinand Klickman, died at 3:35 a.m. Sunday at her home two miles east of Vera Cruz. She had been ill one week from pneumonia.
  The decedent had been a resident of the community 50 years, having come to America in 1890 from Germany. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gottlieb Yake and was born in Germany Aug. 27, 1860. Her marriage took place in her native land in 1884, six years previous to the immigration of herself and her husband to this county.
  Her husband's death occurred March 13, 1906.
  Surviving are two sons, William of Ohio, and Otto, at home, and five daughters, Bertha, Augusta [August A.], Hulda, Anna and Cora Klickman, all at the parental homestead. Mrs. Klickman was the last of a family of six, four brothers and a sister having preceded her in death.
  Mrs. Klickman was a member of the St. Luke's Evangelical and Reformed church and was a charter member of the Ladies Aid Society of the church.
  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. at the home and at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the St. Luke's church, in charge of Rev. H. H. Meckstroth. Burial will be in the St. Luke's cemetery.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. XI. No. 69.   Monday, January 22, 1940   p. 1, col. 6.

[gravestone of Bertha Klickman] 82.   st1207
Bertha T. KLICKMAN 1884-1963
Row 12, marker 7: [gray granite slant on gray granite base on concrete footing]

Bertha T. Klickman Dies This Morning
  Miss Bertha Theresa Klickman, 78, died at 10 o'clock this morning at her home on Bluffton route 4. She had been in failing health for three years and critically ill for the past six weeks.
  She was born in Germany, Oct. 11, 1884, a daughter of Ferdinand and Augusta Yake-Klickman.
  Miss Klickman was a member of St. Luke's United Church of Christ at Honduras.
  Surviving are three brothers and three sisters.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Winteregg-Linn funeral home, with the Rev. Robert Oleson officiating. Burial will be in the S. Luke's church cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXI. NO. 198.   Thursday, August 22, 1963.   p. 1, col. 5.

BERTHA KLICKMAN DIES
  Miss Bertha Theresa Klickman, 78, of Bluffton Route 4, Kirkland Twp., died at her home at 10 a.m. today. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the Winteregg-Linn Funeral Home at Decatur, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Rev. Robert Oleson will officiate and burial will be in the St. Luke's Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXIII No. 248   Thursday, August 22, 1963   p. 3, col. 2.

[gravestone of Cora Klickman] 83.   st1208
Cora E. KLICKMAN 1897-1967
Row 12, marker 8: [identical gray granite slant on gray granite base on concrete footing]

Cora E. Klickman is taken by death
  Miss Cora Elvina Klickman, 69, a lifelong resident of Adams county, died at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at her home on Bluffton route 4. She had been in failing health for two weeks and critically ill three weeks.
  Born in French township April 11, 1897, she was a daughter of Ferdinand and Augusta Yake-Klickman, and had never married.
  Miss Klickman was a member of St. Luke's United Church of Christ.
  Surviving are two brothers, August and Otto Klickman, and two sisters, Miss Anna and Miss Hulda Klickman, all of Bluffton route 4. A sister, Bertha, and a brother, William A., are deceased.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Winteregg-Linn funeral home, with Rev. H.E. Settlage officiating. Burial will be in St. Luke's cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXV NO. 36   Monday, February 13, 1967   p. 1, col. 1.

north gravel driveway dividing rows

[gravestone of James and Catharine Hoffman] 84.   st1209
HOFFMAN James D. 1850-1928 Catharine L. 1863-1937
Row 12, marker 9: [red granite slant on concrete base]

JAMES HOFFMAN EXPIRES SUNDAY
Retired Adams County Farmer Dies At Hospital Here Sunday Morning
  James D. Hoffman, 77, was relieved of his earthly sufferings, at 3:15 o'clock, Sunday afternoon, February 12, 1928. Death occurred at the Adams County Memorial Hospital, and followed a six weeks illness of complications.
  James D. Hoffman, was the son of Stephen and Pauline Daubenspeck Hoffman, and was born in Schuylkill county, Pennsylvania, June 7, 1850. He came to Adams county, February 22, 1866, and settled on a farm in Kirkland township.
  On June 4, 1874, Mr. Hoffman was married to Miss Jennie Fulk, of Warren, Ohio. Six children were born to this union, four of whom preceded their father in death. Mrs. Hoffman died December 31, 1883. On December 13, 1885, Mr. Hoffman was married to Miss Catherine Hilgeman, who survives. To this union six children were born, one daughter dying in infancy.
  The following children also survive: Mrs. J. L. Graber, French township; Mrs. Wm. Homer, Warren, O.; Mrs. C. W. Shoaf, Preble township; the Rev. Jason Hoffman, Berne, Minn.; James C. Hoffman, at home; Gladys Hoffman, Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Fred Wolfe, Fort Wayne. One brother, Jonas D. Hoffman, resides in Washington township. There are seventeen surviving grandchildren. Five children, seven brothers and two sisters preceded Mr. Hoffman in death.
  James D. Hoffman was a grandson of Wm. Hoffman, a veteran of the Revolutionary War. He was a charter member of the St. Lukes Reformed church in Kirkland township, which he atte[n]ded for forty years. He was the last survivor of the charter members, and served as deacon and as choral teacher in the church for several years. Nine years ago, together with his family, he retired from the farm and moved to this city, where he has resided at 247 North Sixth street. After coming to Decatur, Mr. Hoffman transferred his membership to the Zion Reformed church in
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JAMES HOFFMAN EXPIRES SUNDAY
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this city.
  Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the residence, and at 1:30 o'clock at the Zion Reformed church. The Rev. A. R. Fledderjohann, and the Rev. O. H. Scherry, the latter of Vera Cruz, will officiate at the services. Burial will take place in the St. Lukes Reformed cemetery, Kirkland township.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXVI. No. 37.   Monday, February 13, 1928.   p. 1, col. 2; p. 2, col. 3.

ADAMS COUNTY WOMAN DIES
Catharine Hoffman Dies At Her Home In French Township
  Mrs. Catharine Hoffman, 73, died at her home in French township at 1:35 o'clock this morning, following a six weeks' illness. Carcinoma was given as the cause of death.
  The deceased, who was a life long resident of Adams county with the exception of five years spent in Whitley county, was born at Magley, September 11, 1863, a daughter of Henry and Wilhelmina Lambert Hilgeman. She was married at St. Luke's church in Kirkland township, December 15, 1885 to James D. Hoffman, who preceded her in death February 12, 1928. She was a member of the St. John's and Evangelical Reformed church (sic) of Vera Cruz.
  The following sons and daughters survive: Mrs. Chester Shoaf, French Township; Rev. Jason Hoffman, Wabash, Minnesota; Mrs. Fred Wolfe, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Frank Kulak, Saskatchewan, Canada. One daughter is deceased. Two step-daughters, Mrs. Joseph Graber of Vera Cruz and Mrs. William Homer of Warren, also survive, together with 17 grandchildren, three great grandchildren and a half sister, Mrs. Lewis Guenthner of Fort Wayne. One brother, one sister, one half brother and two half sisters are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. (EST) at the St. John's church with burial in St. Luke's cemetery. Rev. H. H.
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ADAMS COUNTY
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Meckstroth will have charge of the services, assisted by Rev. Otto Sherry of New Bavaria, Ohio.
  The body will be removed from the Jahn funeral home at Bluffton to the residence Thursday afternoon.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXXV. No. 113.   Wednesday, May 12, 1937.   p. 1, col. 7; p. 3, col. 6.

Row 13:   (6 stones)


[gravestone of W.S. and Sarah Wolf] 85.   st1301
Father and Mother
[inscription on west side of slant top]
`At Rest' on arch over dove flying over cemetery/heaven's gate
`Wolfe' west side inscription on gray marble base
W.S. WOLFE died Nov. 14, 1915 aged 84 Y. 6 M. 26 D.
[inscription on south end of gray marble]
Sarah WOLF
Row 13, marker 1: [north end inscription on gray marble shaft on gray marble base on large formed concrete base on concrete footing]

PIONEER IS DEAD
Washington Simeon Wolfe Died at Home in French Township Sunday.
OF BOWEL TROUBLE
Aged Wife and Two Children Survive--Funeral Time Not Stated.
  Washington Simeon Wolfe, a prominent farmer of French township, and for forty years a resident there, died at nine o'clock yesterday morning after a long illness of bowel trouble. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Wolfe, early pioneers. He was born in Pennsylvania April 28, 1831 and came to this state soon afterwards.
  He is survived by the wife, Sarah Wolfe, Joseph, a son of French township, and Liza Hartman, a daughter of Ross North Dakota. Andrew Wolfe of Bluffton, and John Wolfe of Peru are brothers of the deceased. One sister is dead. He is also survived by eighteen living grand children and twenty-one living great grand children.
  Funeral services will be held from the Zion Reformed church and burial in the St. Luke's cemetery at a time to be announced later.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XIII. Number 274.   Monday Evening, November 15, 1915.   p. 1, col. 2.

WASHINGTON SIMEON WOLFE IS DEAD
  Decatur, Ind., Nov. 16--Washington Simeon Wolfe, 84, pioneer of French township, is dead after a long illness of bowel trouble. He was a native of Pennsylvania, but had lived here for more than forty years. His widow, Sarah Wolfe, survives, also the following children: Joseph, French township; Lisa Hartman, Ross, N. D.; Andrew, Bluffton; John, Peru. The funeral will be held at the Zion Reformed church, the date to be announced later.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening News.   Twenty-Fourth Year, No. 40   Tuesday, November 16, 1915.   p. 2, col. 2.

MRS. SARAH WOLF DIED AT AGE OF NINETY
DEATH OCCURRED AT 2 A.M. TODAY AT HOME OF MRS. ELIZA HARTMAN.
  Mrs. Sarah Wolf, age ninety, died at 2 o'clock this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Eliza Hartman, 912 South Morgan street. Her home was in Adams County, eight miles east of Bluffton, but she had been here at the home of her daughter for six weeks.
  Born in Ohio, April 18, 1831, Mrs. Wolf was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Sills, and at the time of death had attained the age of 90 years, 7 months and 28 days. Her marriage to Washington Simon Wolf took place in 1856.
  She lived in Rockcreek township until 1872, since which she lived in Adams County. Mr. Wolf died November 17, 1915 (cf. his obit.). Mrs. Wolf was the last of a family of ten children. Two children survive, Mrs. Hartman, and Joseph Wolf, of Fort Wayne. Eighteen grandchildren and fifty-seven great grandchildren survive.
  The funeral services will be held at Honduras at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, with burial at St. Luke's cemetery, one-half miles north of Honduras.
Bluffton Evening News   Thirtieth Year, No. 65.   Friday, December 16, 1921.   p. 1, col. 3.

[gravestone of Christian and Mary Amacher] 86.   st1302
AMACHER Christian 1862-1915 Mary 1873-1928
Row 13, marker 2: [black granite upright on large gray granite base]

DIED AT NOON
Well Known Farmer Died This Morning After Illness of Two Years.
FROM TUBERCULOSIS
Widow and Three Children Survive--Funeral to be Held Sunday.
  Christian Amacher, well known farmer, living west of Monroe, died at his home at 10:50 this morning after suffering two years from tuberculosis. The end, though not unexpected, caused much sorrow among his many acquaintances over the county. He was born in Switzerland in 1861 and came to this country when a boy. He had been industrious and a good citizen and his death is deeply regretted. He is survived by the widow and three children, Victor, Margaret and Amelia. One brother, Fred Amacher, who lived in this county until a few months ago, when he returned to Switzerland, also survives. The age of the deceased was fifty-three years, eight months and twenty-seven days. The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon from the German Reformed church near Honduras.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XIII. Number 36.   Thursday Evening, February 11, 1915.   p. 1, col. 4.

TUBERCULOSIS IS CAUSE OF DEATH
CHRISTIAN AMACHER DIED YESTERDAY AT HIS HOME NEAR MONROE.
  Christian Amacher well known farmer, living west of Monroe, died at his home at 10:30 Thursday morning after suffering two years from tuberculosis. The end, though not unexpected, caused much sorrow among his many acquaintances. He was born in Switzerland in 1861 and came to this country when a boy. He had been industrious and a good citizen and his death is deeply regretted. He is survived by the widow and three children, Victor, Margaret and Amelia. One brother, Fred Amacher, who lived in Adams county until a few months ago, when he returned to Switzerland also survives. The age of the deceased was fifty-five years, eight months and twenty-seven days. The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon from the German Reformed church near Honduras.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening Banner   Volume XV, Number 68.   Friday, February 12, 1913   p. 1, col. 3.

  The last will and testament of Christian Amacher deceased, was probated at the clerk's office yesterday. It gives to Frederick Amacher all real and personal property and provides that he shall pay to Christian Amacher $150 and John Amacher $100.
Decatur Democrat.   Volume XLI. Number 50.   Thursday, February 24, 1898.   p. 1, col. 4.

[gravestone of Amelia Girod] 87.   st1303
Amelia wife of J. J. GIROD 1900-1928
Row 13, marker 3: [gray granite slant on concrete footing]

DEATH CLAIMS YOUNG MOTHER
Mrs. Amelia Delma Girod, 27, Dies At Home In Blue Creek Township
  Berne, Ind., March 21--(Special)--Mrs. Amelia Delma Girod, 27, died of tuberculosis, at her home in Blue Creek township, about one mile east of Salem, at 6 o'clock this morning, Wednesday, March 21, 1928. Her illness covered a period of seven years, the last three years of which she was confined to her bed.
  Mrs. Amelia Delma Girod was the daughter of Christian and Mary Amacher and was born January 4, 1900. She is survived by one son, Delmar Dale, aged 9 years, her husband, Jesse J. Girod, and her mother, Mrs. Mary Amacher Moser, of Kirkland township. One sister, Mrs. William Fuchs, resides near Decatur, and a brother Victor Amacher, resides in Kirkland township. Two sisters and her father preceded her in death.
  Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the home and at 2 o'clock at the St. Luke's Reformed church, one-half mile north of Honduras. The Rev. Otto Scherry will officiate at the obsequies (sic). Burial will be made in the St. Luke's Reformed church cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXVI. No. 69.   Wednesday, March 21, 1928.   p. 1, col. 4.

MRS. JESSE GIROD DIES EARLY TODAY
DEATH FOLLOWS INVALIDISM OF SEVERAL YEARS FROM TUBERCULOSIS.
  Mrs. Amelia Selna Girod, 28, wife of Jesse J. Girod, died at 6 o'clock this morning at her home one mile east of Salem. Death was attributed to tuberculosis. She had been an invalid seven years and had been bedfast three years.
  She was a daughter of Christian and Mary Amacher, and was born in Monroe township, Adams county, on January 4, 1900, and at her death was aged 28 years, 3 months, and 17 days.
  Her marriage to Jesse J. Girod took place February 13, 1918 in Blue Creek township, Adams County. Surviving are the husband and one son, Delmer Dale, aged 9 years, the parents, and one brother, Victor Amacher, of Kirkland township, and one sister, Mrs. Wilbert Fuchs, near Decatur. Two sisters are dead.
  Mrs. Girod was a member of the St. Luke's Reformed church.
  Funeral services will be held at the St. Luke's Reformed church, one half mile north of Honduras, at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon, following services at the home at 1 P. M. Rev. Otto Scherry will have charge.
Bluffton Evening News   Thirty-Sixth Year 146   Wednesday, March 21, 1928   p. 1, col. 1.

[gravestone of Wilhemina and Herman Yake] 88.   st1304
YAKE Mother Wilhelmina his wife Aug. 7, 1849 June 9, 1939
Father Herman YAKE Aug. 3, 1846 Mar. 19, 1913
Row 13, marker 4: [black granite upright on gray granite base with peony bushes over grave]

AN OLD RESIDENT
Of Adams County Passes Away Wednesday Afternoon at 3 O'clock,
CANCER OF STOMACH
Was Cause of Death---Has Been Life-long Resident of Adams County.
  Death claimed another victim Wednesday afternoon when Herman Yake, a life-long resident of Adams county, passed to the great beyond at 3 o'clock at his home in Kirkland township. Mr. Yake had been a sufferer for almost a year from cancer of the stomach, but up until six weeks ago he was able to attend to his duties on the farm and around the home. Since that time, however, he has been confined in the house and has been suffering greatly from the ailment. Mr. Yake was 66 years, 7 months and 18 days old and has been a resident of this county all of his life. Surviving him is the widow, four sons, Gust, Louis, William and Henry, all residents of the county; four daughters, Mrs. Anna Worthman, of near Preble; Mrs. Kane of Columbus, Ohio, and two daughters who married brothers of Rev. L C. Hessert of this city, and who now reside in Fort Wayne.
  The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 from the St. Lucas (sic) Reformed church and interment will take place in the church cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XI. Number 68.   Thursday Evening, March 20, 1913.   p. 1, col. 3.

DEATH CAME TO HERMAN YAKE
ADAMS COUNTY MAN CLAIMED BY DEATH FATHER OF LEWIS YAKE, THIS COUNTY.
  At the age of 66 years, 7 months and 16 years (s/b days), Herman Yake, one of the best known farmers of Kirkland township, Adams County, passed away Wednesday evening at his country home, about three miles southwest of Peterson.
  Mr. Yake was born in Germany but came to the United States about forty years ago. He settled in Ottawa county, Ohio, where thirty-eight years ago he was married to Miss Welhelmina Martin. Twenty-seven years ago he, with his family, came to Adams county and purchased a farm in French township where he resided with his family until six years ago when he sold it and repurchased in Kirkland township where he has since resided.
  The widow and eight children survive. One son, Frederick, died several years ago at the age of 16 months.
  The surviving children are, Lena Hessert, of Fort Wayne; Minnie Hessert, of Fort Wayne; Elvina Kane of Columbus, Ohio; Gus Yake, of Root township, and Anna Worthman, of Kirkland township.
  The funeral was held today, leaving the house at 1:30 p.m. for the St. Luke's German Reformed church near Honduras. Burial will be in the cemetery near the church.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening News.   Twenty-First Years, No. 146.   Friday, March 21, 1913.   p. 1, col. 7.

ADAMS COUNTY RESIDENT DIES
Mrs. Herman Yake Dies Early This Morning Of Paralysis
  Mrs. Herman Yake, 89, for 43 years a resident of Adams county, died at 12:30 o'clock this morning at the home of a son, Lewis Yake, two miles south of Peterson. Death was caused by paralysis after a week's illness.
  The deceased was born in Germany August 7, 1849, the daughter of Fred and Anna Weist-Martin. Her husband died in 1914. She was a member of the St. Luke's Reformed church in Kirkland township.
  Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Edward J. Hessert, of Fort Wayne; Mrs. Cenia Cain, of Columbus, Ohio; Mrs. Wilmer Worthman, Craigville rural route; William Yake, of Sturgis, Michigan, Gust, Lewis, and Henry Yake, all of Decatur rural route 2. Thirty-one grandchildren and nine great grand-children also survive. One daughter and one son are deceased. Mrs. Yake was the last surviving member of her family, three brothers and three sisters preceding her in death.
  Funeral services will be held at the church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. H. H. Meckstroth officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
  The body will be removed to the Lewis Yake residence this evening from the Jahn funeral home of Bluffton.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXXVII. No. 136.   Friday, June 9, 1939.   p. 1, col. 6.

WHILMENIA YAKE ANSWERS SUMMONS
DEATH OCCURS AT HOME OF SON IN ADAMS COUNTY; FUNERAL SUNDAY
  Mrs. Whilmenia Yake, 89, widow of Herman Yake, died at 12:30 a.m. today at the home of a son, Lewis Yake, one mile east of the Kirkland high school. She has been suffering from paralysis for the past week.
  Born in Germany Aug. 7, 1849, she was a daughter of Fred and Anna Weist Martin. Her husband died in 1914. She had been a resident of Adams county for 53 years.
  Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Edward J. Hessert, of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Venia Cain, of Columbus, O., and Mrs. Wilbur Worthman, of Craigville route; four sons, Gust Yake, Lewis Yake and Henry Yake, near Decatur and William Yake, of Sturgis, Mich.; 31 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. One daughter, one son, three brothers and three sisters are deceased.
  The body will be at the home of the son until time for funeral services which will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the St. Luke Evangelical and Reformed church, of which she was a member, with Rev. H. H. Meckstroth in charge. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. X. No. 187.   Friday, June 9, 1939   p. 1, col. 3.

north gravel driveway dividing rows

[gravestone of Gustav and Sophia Yager] 89.   st1305
YAGER Gustav 1842-1926 Sophia 1856-1932
Row 13, marker 5: [red granite upright on red granite base with US flag in GAR 1861 1865 star holder]

MRS. SOPHIA YAGER DIES NEAR OSSIAN
FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD FRIDAY WITH BURIAL AT OSSIAN.
  Mrs. Sophia Wilhelmenia Yager, 82, Ossian, died at 5 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the home of a son, Charles Yager, four miles northeast of Ossian. She had been in poor health several months and Sunday suffered a broken arm and shoulder joint in a fall, which hastened her death.
  She was born on May 18, 1851, to Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Rapp, at Buffalo, N. Y. At the age of five years she came with her parents to Wells county. For the past 24 years she had been a resident of Ossian. Her marriage to Peter Yager took place in 1870. He passed away in 1913.
  Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Susie Nickles and Mrs. Emma Hendry, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Ida Merriman, near Decatur; two sons, George and Charles Yager, near Ossian, 14 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren.
  The deceased was a member of the Ossian Presbyterian church.
  Funeral services will be held at 1 o'clock Friday afternoon at the home of the son, Charles, and at 2 o'clock at the Ossian Presbyterian church, with Rev. A. S. Elzey officiating in the absence of the pastor, Rev. Pitzer. Burial will be in Oaklawn cemetery, Ossian.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. IV. No. 180.   Thursday, June 1, 1933   p. 1, col. 8.

Recent Deaths
MRS. SOPHIA YAGER
  Mrs. Sophia Yager, aged 82 years, passed away about five o'clock Wednesday evening at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Yager, northeast of Ossian, following an injury on Sunday morning when she received a hard fall. The bone was broken in her right arm above the elbow, her right shoulder crushed, and there were severe bruises to her back and side. She had been in a frail condition for some time, but was much better of late, and able to be about in the house a part of the time. She was in too frail a condition, however, to withstand the shock of the injuries on Sunday morning, and her strength gradually waned.
  Funeral services have been arranged; and will be held at 2:00 o'clock Friday afternoon, from the Ossian Presbyterian church of which Mrs. Yager was a member. Interment will be made in Oaklawn cemetery. Rev. A. S. Elzey will be the officiating minister in the absence of the pastor.
  Sophia Wilhelmina Rapp was a daughter of Frederick Rapp, a native of Germany. She was born on May 18, 1851, at Buffalo, N. Y., came to Wells county, Indiana, in the year 1856, and has resided here ever since. She had lived in Ossian for the past twenty-four years. In 1870 she was united in marriage to Peter Yager, who passed away at the home on east Mill street in 1913. Two sons and three daughters survive, and are George, Sr., and Charles Yager, of near Ossian; Mrs. Susie Nicklas and Mrs. Emma Hendry, of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Ida Merriman, of near Decatur. There are fourteen grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.
The Ossian Journal   Volume 20 No. 11   Friday, June 2, 1933.   p. 1, col. 3.

[gravestone of Landon, Sadie, and Wayne Dickinson] 90.   st1306
DICKINSON Landon 1882-1931 Sadie DICKINSON 1885-1920 Wayne son of L. & S. Dickinson 1919-1920
Row 13, marker 6: [gray granite upright on gray granite base on concrete footing]

MRS. LANDON DICKINSON CLAIMED BY DEATH
FORMER ADAMS COUNTY LADY DIES FROM PNEUMONIA AT ARCOLA.
  Relatives her received word today of the death of Mrs. Landon Dickinson at her home northwest of Arcola, Indiana, death resulting from pneumonia following flu. She was a sister of Frank, Ed and Fred Hubner, of this county, Mrs. Minnie Mills of Brookston, Mrs. Lizzie Meyer, of Brookston, Mrs. Marie Burmeister, of Chicago. The husband and four small children survive, with her mother, Mrs. Marie Hubner, of Lafayette, Ind. The family formerly lived about two miles across the line in Adams county, and are well known there.
  The funeral will be held at St. Luke's Reformed church at Honduras at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening News   Twenty-Eighth Year, No. 123.   Monday, February 23, 1920.   p. 1, col. 5.

DICKINSON BABY IS CLAIMED BY DEATH
  The body of Wayne Dickinson, 10-months-old son of Landon Dickinson, White county, arrived here to-day, and the funeral was held this afternoon at one o'clock at the St. Luke's Reformed church near Honduras.
  The little boy died Saturday at Lafayette, after a short illness with bronchial pneumonia. The mother, who was formerly Miss Sadie Hubner, of Adams county, died February 27, of pneumonia. The father survives, with one grandmother, living in Lafayette, one grandfather, Henry Dickinson, of Madison county, Indiana, and many other relatives. Frank Hubner, living near Uniondale, is an uncle.
The Evening News   Twenty-Eighth Year, No. 153.   Monday, March 29, 1920   p. 2, col. 5.

Row 14:   (9 stones)


[gravestone of Caroline and Henry Weilemann] 91.   st1401
Caroline 1872-1932 WEILEMANN Henry J. 1867-1927
Row 14, marker 1: [long gray granite block on long concrete footing with peony bush over her grave, concrete slab over his]

HENRY J. WEILEMANN DIES FRIDAY NIGHT
OTTO WEILEMANN OF BLUFFTON IS SON--FUNERAL TO BE MONDAY AFTERNOON
  Henry J. Weilemann, 60, father of Otto Weilemann of Bluffton, died Friday night at 7 o'clock at the Easthaven sanitarium following nine months of illness due to heart disease. Before entering the sanitarium his occupation had been that of a farmer.
  Mr. Weilemann was born in Allen county, a son of Rudolph Weilemann and Elizabeth Hagley Weilemann, both of whom were born in Switzerland. He was united in marriage Nov. 27, 1892 with Carline Bardelmeier, who survives and lives in Wells county, eight and one-half miles east of Bluffton, near the Adams county line. Only the one son, Otto, survives. His home is on West South street, here.
  Mr. Weilemann had been a resident of Wells county thirty-one years.
  There are two brothers, Jacob and Rudolph, of Allen county, Mrs. Henry Worthman, of Decatur, and Mrs. Lydia Heine, of Fort Wayne, are sisters. Two other sisters are dead.
  The body of Mr. Weilemann will be taken to the St. Luke Reformed church Kirkland township, Adams county, of which he was a member, and funeral services will be performed Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.
Bluffton Evening News   Thirty-Fifth Year 291   Saturday, September 10, 1927   p. 1, col. 3.

OTTO WEILEMANN'S MOTHER IS CALLED
MRS. CAROLINE WEILEMANN DIES AT HOME OF SON THIS MORNING.
  Mrs. Caroline Weilemann, 59, widow of Henry Weilemann, passed away at 12:45 this morning at the home of her son, Otto Weilemann, 212 West South street. She had been ill the past year.
  Mrs. Weilemann had been a resident of Wells county the past thirty-five years and was respected by all who knew her. She was born in Adams county on July 27, 1872, a daughter of Henry and Sophia Henschen Bardlenier, and was 59 years and 5 months of age at the time of her death.
  She was united in marriage to Henry Weilemann and he preceded her in death.
  Surviving are one son, Otto Weilemann, Bluffton, and four sisters, Mrs. Jacob Borne, Adams county; Mrs. Peter Doermer, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Fred Wentz, Cincinnati, O., and Mrs. John Kraft, Willard, Colo. Three brothers are deceased.
  Mrs. Weilemann was a member of the St. Luke Reformed church at Magley.
  Short funeral services will be held at 1 o'clock Monday aft[e]rnoon at the home of her son, Otto Weilemann, 212 West South street, and at 2 o'clock at the St. Luke Reformed church at Magley in charge of Rev. Matthew Worthman and Rev. Grether.
  Burial will be made in the St. Luke cemetery.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. III. No. 100.   Saturday, February 27, 1932   p. 1, col. 4.

[gravestone of Frances Roth] 92.   st1402
Frances ROTH 1908-1936 Row 14, marker 2: [small white marble block]

DEATH CLAIMS FRANCES ROTH
Kirkland Township Lady Dies Thursday After Short Illness
  Miss Frances Roth, 29, daughter of Christ and Ann Abnet-Roth of Kirkland township, a half mile north of Honduras, died at her home Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock of complications. Death followed a one day's illness.
  Miss Roth spent practically her entire life in Adams county. She was born in Newcastle. She was a graduate of the Kirkland high school, and was a member of the St. Luke's Reformed church in Kirkland township.
  Surviving besides the parents are the following brothers and sister: John Roth, Kirkland township, Fred Roth, Fort Wayne, Albert Roth, Kirkland township; David Roth, rural route, Decatur; Mrs. Harve Mankey, Kirkland township, and Glen Roth at home. Two sisters and a brother are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the St. Luke's Reformed church with the Rev. H. H. Meckstroth, officiating. Burial will be made in the church cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXXIV. No. 175.   Friday, July 24, 1936.   p. 1, col. 7.

FRANCES ROTH'S FUNERAL SATURDAY
RITES TO BE AT ST. LUKE'S CHURCH, WITH BURIAL IN CHURCH CEMETERY.
  The funeral of Miss Frances Roth, 29, whose death occurred at 2 p.m. Thursday at the state hospital at Newcastle, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, at St. Luke's Evangelical and Reformed church, of which she was a member, in charge of the Rev. H. H. Meckstroth. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
  Death was due to heart trouble and complications.
  Miss Roth was born in Adams county, July 2, 1907 to Chris and Anna Abnit Roth and had been a resident of the county all of her life.
  Surviving are the parents and sister and brothers, Mrs. Emma Mankey, of Decatur; John Roth, near Decatur; Fred Roth, of Fort Wayne; Robert and David Roth, both of Decatur; and Glen Roth at home. Two sisters and on[e] brother are deceased.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. VII. No. 225   Friday, July 24, 1936   p. 3, col. 2.

[gravestone of Harry Roth] 93.   st1403
Harry ROTH born Mar. 14, 1905 died Mar. 24, 1905
Row 14, marker 3: [gray marble slab]

[gravestone of Martha Roth] 94.   st1404
Martha ROTH Nov. 30, 1902 Oct. 23, 1915
Row 14, marker 4: [gray marble upright on gray marble base on concrete footing]

TYPHOID FATAL
Typhoid Proves Fatal for Fourteen-year-old Martha Roth Saturday.
SEVERAL IN FAMILY
Have Been Attacked--Sister Frances Now Lies at Point of Death.
  Martha Roth, fourteen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christ Roth, of near Vera Cruz, died at midnight Saturday, after an illness of typhoid fever. She was born November 30, 1902. Another sister, Frances, is now lying at the point of death from the same disease.
  Martha is survived by the parents and the following brothers and sisters: Albert, David, John, Fred, Glen, Emma, Selma and Frances.
  Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the St. Luke's Reformed church, Rev. Schrorer officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XIII. Number 256.   Monday Evening, October 25, 1915.   p. 1, col. 4.

[gravestone of Selma Sprunger] 95.   st1405
Mother Selma E. Sprunger 1900-1934
Row 14, marker 5: [gray granite slant]

MRS. SPRUNGER DEATH'S VICTIM
Former Adams County Resident Dies At Van Wert, Ohio
  Mrs. Albert P. Sprunger, 33, of Van Wert, Ohio, sister of Mrs. Emma Mankey and John, David and Albert Roth of near Decatur, died at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday morning.
  Mrs. Sprunger was born August 8, 1900, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christ Roth of near Decatur. Her marriage to Mr. Sprunger took place on May 8, 1924.
  Surviving are the parents, the husband, two children, Violet, 8, and Donald, 5, and the following brothers and sisters: Frances and Glenn at home; Mrs. Emma Mankey, John, David and Albert Roth of near Decatur, and Fred of Fort Wayne. A sister, Martha, and a brother, Harry, preceded her in death.
  She was a member of the Evangelical church of Van Wert. Funeral services will be held Friday at 12 o'clock, standard time, at the home in Van Wert, and at 2 o'clock, standard time, at the Pleasant Dale church, three miles south and four and one half miles west of Decatur.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXXII. No. 40.   Thursday, February 15, 1934.   p. 1, col. 3.

[gravestone of Anna and Christian Roth] 96.   st1406
ROTH Anna 1871-1951 Christian 1868-1938
Row 14, marker 6: [white marble upright on white marble base on concrete footing]

CHRIST ROTH DIES IN ADAMS COUNTY
DEATH OCCURS THIS MORNING AND FUNERAL TO BE HELD THURSDAY
  Christ Roth, 70, died at 6:15 a.m. today at his home in Kirkland township of heart trouble and complications, following an illness of seven months.
  Born in Switzerland March 25, 1868, he was the son of John and Margaret Roth. On June 6, 1890 he was married in Wells county to Anna Ebnit, who survives. Mr. Roth lived in this country for 50 years.
  Surviving besides the widow are the children, John, Albert, and David Roth, and Mrs. Harvey Mankey, all of Decatur routes, and Fred Roth, of Fort Wayne, and 14 grandchildren. Three daughters and a son are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the St. Luke's Evangelical and Reformed church, of which Mr. Roth was a member, in charge of Rev. H. H. Meckstroth. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. IX No. 261.   Tuesday, September 6, 1938   p. 3, col. 2.

Mrs. Christ Roth Dies Last Evening
Funeral Services Saturday Afternoon
  Mrs. Christ Roth, 79, died at 6 o'clock Thursday evening at her home south of the Adams Central high school, after a week's illness.
  Born in Switzerland Nov. 3, 1871, she was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Ebnit. She was married to Christian Roth Jan. 6, 1890, her husband preceding her in death in 1938. She had lived in Adams county for 50 years.
  Mrs. Roth was a member of the St. Luke's Evangelical and Reformed church.
  Surviving are five sons, John, Albert, Dave and Glen Roth, all of near Decatur, and Fred Roth of Fort Wayne; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and a brother, Adolph Ebnit of Alma, Mich. One son and four daughters are deceased.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the St. Luke's Evangelical and Reformed church, the Rev. H. H. Meckstroth 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 5 o'clock this evening.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XLIX. No. 100.   Friday, April 27, 1951.   p. 1, col. 2.

peony bush

[gravestone of Leonard Beer] 97.   st1407
Leonard O. son of E. & L. Beer Apr. 24, 1922 Apr. 26, 1922
Row 14, marker 7: [small gray granite block on small concrete footing]

concrete urn

[gravestone of Karl and Sophia Dick] 98.   st1408
DICK Father Karl 1867-1947 Mother Sophia 1871-1950
Row 14, marker 8: [gray granite upright on gray granite base on concrete footing]

Kirkland Township Farmer Dies Friday
Karl Dick Funeral Sunday Afternoon
  Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the St. Luke's Evangelical and Reformed church for Karl Dick, 79, retired Kirkland township farmer, who died Friday afternoon at his home.
  The Rev. H. H. Meckstroth will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.
  Death followed an illness of two years and was attributed to complications. He was born in Alsace-Lorraine December 29, 1867, the son of Karl and Margaret Dick, both deceased. He had resided in Adams county for 40 years.
  Surviving are the widow, Sophia Stock-Dick, to whom he was married August 23, 1895; two daughters, Mrs. Elmer Beer of near Berne and Mrs. Clark Funk of near Monroe; a son, Albert of near Decatur; 21 grandchildren and two great grandchildren; two brothers, Fred of near Bluffton and Phillip of Strausburg, Germany. A brother, two sisters and a son are deceased.
  The body will be returned from the Jahn funeral home in Bluffton to the residence, two miles south of the Kirkland high school this afternoon, and may be viewed there until time for the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XLV. No. 264.   Saturday, November 8, 1947   p. 1, col. 7.

KARL DICK, 79, IS CALLED BY DEATH
  Karl Dick, 79, a retired farmer and a resident of Kirkland township, Adams county, for 40 years, died at his home at 1:05 p.m. Friday. Death was due to an illness of several years and complications.
  The decedent was born Dec. 20, 1867, in Alsace Lorraine, France, a son of Karl and Margaret Lowengruth Dick. He was united in marriage to Sophia Stock, Aug. 23, 1895, in Peoria, Ill.
  Survivors besides the wife include two daughters, Mrs. Elmer Beer, of Berne, Mrs. Clark Funk, of Monroe, a son, Albert, of Decatur, two brothers, Fred, of Bluffton route 2, and Phillip, of Strausburg, Germany; 21 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A son, one brother, and two sisters are deceased.
  The body will be returned to the residence this afternoon from the Jahn funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the St. Luke's Evangelical and Reformed church in Kirkland township, of which the decedent was a member, with Rev. H. H. Meckstroth officiating. Burial will be in the St. Luke's cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XIX. No. 7.   Saturday, November 8, 1947   p. 1, col. 2.

Mrs. Sophia Dick Dies This Morning
  Mrs. Sophia Dicks, of Kirkland township, died at 9:20 o'clock this morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Elmer Beer, two miles north of Berne, following a month's illness. She was a member of the St. Luke's Evangelical and Reformed church. Her husband, Karl Dick, died Nov. 7, 1947.
  Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Beer and Mrs. Clark Funk, of south of Monroe, and one son, Albert Dick of Kirkland township. The body was removed to the Jahn funeral home at Bluffton. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XLVIII. No. 301.   Saturday, December 23, 1950.   p. 1, col. 8.

Dick Funeral Rites Held This Morning
  Funeral services were held this morning at St. Luke's Evangelical and Reformed church for Mrs. Sophi Dick, who died Saturday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Elmer Beer. The Rev. H. H. Meckstroth officiated and burial was in the church cemetary (sic).
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XLVII. No. 302.   Tuesday, December 26, 1950.   p. 1, col. 1.

Mrs. Sophio (sic) Dick Rites Conducted
  Funeral services for Mrs. Sophia Dick, 79, whose death occurred Saturday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Elmer Beer, in Kirkland township, were held this forenoon at the St. Luke's Evangelical and Reformed church, of which Mrs. Dick was a member. Burial was in the church cemetery.
  Rev. H. H. Meckstroth, of Vera Cruz, conducted the services.
  The body was returned to the home of the daughter until time for services.
  Survivors include another daughter, Mrs. Clark Funk, near Monroe, a son, Albert, near Decatur, 21 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two sisters.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXI No. 46   Tuesday, December 26, 1950   p. 3, col. 2.

north east corner of gravel driveway

large evergreen tree

[gravestone of Peter and Agnes Moser] 99.   st1409
MOSER Peter Moser 1869-1927 Agnes his wife 1883-1916
Row 14, marker 9: [red granite upright on gray granite base]

PETER H. MOSER, FARMER, SHOOTS SELF TO DEATH
Heat Believed To Have Caused Adams County Farmer To End His Life
LIFELESS BODY FOUND BY WIFE
  Peter H. Moser, 57, one of the best known citizens of the western part of Adams county, ended his life at about 5 o'clock last evening in the hay loft of his barn, shooting himself through his right temple with a thirty-two calibre revolver. He resided in Kirkland township.
  No cause has been ascertained for the rash act, since he left no letter or note of any kind and had been in apparent good health. Mrs. Moser had been away during the afternoon, attending a meeting of her church aid society. She returned home about 4'oclock, and discovered that her husband had not eaten the lunch she had prepared, went to look for him, finding him asleep in his automobile. She awakened him and assisted him to the house.
          Wife Hears Shot
  Shortly afterward, he seemed to feel better and left the house, his wife presumed that he was going after the cows. A few moments later, she heard a shot and rushing to the barn, found his lifeless body. It is thought most likely that he suffered from the intense heat and that this caused a partial prostration.
  The deceased was born in Berne, Switzerland, 57 years ago last month, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Moser, both of whom are deceased. He had lived in this county since a child and was well known as an industrious and excellent citizen. His first wife, who was Miss Agnes Bluhm, died eleven years ago. His second wife was formerly Mrs. Chris Amacher. She survives, together with a number of children and other relatives.
  The three sons of the deceased are Frank and Henry Moser, at home, and Raymond Moser, of Decatur. There are also three step-children, Victor Amacher, Mrs. Wilbur Fox and Mrs. Gus Girod, all of this county. The following brothers and sis-
(CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO)
PETER H. MOSER, FARMER, SHOOTS SELF TO DEATH
(CONTINUED FROM PAGE ONE)
ters also survive: Mrs. Jacob Welfley, Mrs. Fred Kohler and John Moser, French township; Otto Moser, Berne, and Misses Anna and Kate Moser, of Berne.
  Mr. Moser was a member of St. Luke's Reformed church near Honduras, and the funeral will be held from there at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon, Rev. Scherry, of Vera Cruz, officiating, and interment in the church cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXV. No. 219.   Friday, September 16, 1927   p. 1, col. 3; p. 2, col. 3.

DIES SUDDENLY
Mrs. Peter Moser, Living West of Monroe, Drops Dead Suddenly
OF HEART FAILURE
Was Just Recovering from Severe Case of Typhoid Fever.
  Mrs. Peter Moser, residing four miles west of Monroe, died suddenly this morning from acute heart failure. Mrs. Moser was recovering from a severe case of typhoid fever and was believed to be gaining strength rapidly.
  At breakfast this morning she was feeling excellent and desired a larger breakfast than the nurse would permit her to have. While thus talking with the nurse she suddenly collapsed and died before the nurse could reach her side.
(Continued on Page 2.)
DIED SUDDENLY
(CONTINUED FROM PAGE ONE)
  Miss Hartman, a trained nurse from the Hope hospital, instantly gave her heart stimulants, but without avail.
  That Mrs. Moser was subject to attacks was not thought probable, as her heart action during her illness was exceptionally good. She is survived by a husband and three sons. Funeral arrangements have not been made.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XIV. Number 205.   Tuesday Evening, August 29, 1916.   p. 1, col. 4; p. 2, col. 3.

evergreen tree stump

large evergreen tree

[end of reading]

[St Lukes Cemetery] [St Lukes Cemetery]
St Lukes Cemetery view from the road in 1998





INDEX


st1302 86. AMACHER Christian 1862 - 1915
st1302 86. AMACHER Mary 1873 - 1928
st0603 27. ANDREWS Steven Joe 1969 - 1985
st0604 28. ANDREWS Jack 1925 -
st0604 28. ANDREWS Patricia A. 1929 - 2006
st0505 23. BEER Gary D. 1947 - 1947
st1407 97. BEER Leonard O. 1922 - 1922
st0801 41. BERGLUND Viola C. 1927 - 2003
st1001 58. BERTSCH Devona E. 1936 - 1936
st0304 6. BROWN Oscar T. 1919 - 1986
st0304 6. BROWN L. Marie 1912 - ____
st0704 38. BROWN James D. 1878 - 1957
st0704 38. BROWN Lena 1884 - 1968
st0705 39. BROWN Robert L. 1913 - 1984
st0705 39. BROWN Thelma R. 1917 - 1992
st0406 15. CORSON Mildred C. 1908 - 2002
st0407 16. CORSON Alton B. 1905 - 1969
st0408 17. REPPERT Susanna Corson 1880 - 1956
st0409 18. CORSON Sherrill Ann 1937 - 1949
st0201 2. DICK Donald J. 1935 -
st0201 2. DICK Mary M. 1937 -
st0305 7. DICK Scott Alan 1961 - 1990
st0306 8. DICK Albert F. 1903 - 1969
st0306 8. DICK Virgil L. 1900 - 1981
st0307 9. DICK Esther Marie 1926 - 1951
st0504 22. DICK Robert Joseph 1932 -
st0504 22. DICK Ruth Arlene 1932 - 1999
st1408 98. DICK Karl 1867 - 1947
st1408 98. DICK Sophia 1871 - 1950
st1306 90. DICKINSON Landon 1882 - 1931
st1306 90. DICKINSON Sadie 1885 - 1920
st1306 90. DICKINSON Wayne 1919 - 1920
st0904 49. DOLCH Henry 1873 - 1937
st0904 49. DOLCH Kathryn C. 1877 - 1964
st0905 50. DOLCH Herman J. 1903 - 1949
st0906 51. DOLCH Martin H. 1910 - 1991
st0907 52. DOLCH Albert W. 1914 - 1986
st0506 24. EGLY Lloyd 1914 - 1983
st0506 24. EGLY Mabel 1917 - 1966
st0609 33. EGLY Virgil D. 1917 - ____
st0609 33. EGLY Edith B. 1922 - 1979
st0610 34. EGLY Raymond 1951 - 1952
st1002 59. EGLY Noah 1889 - 1977
st1002 59. EGLY Lula M. 1894 - 1995
st1003 60. EGLY Lewis M. 1891 - 1973
st1003 60. EGLY Nellie N. 1894 - 1973
st1104 67. EGLY Roy Delbert 1913 - 1914
st1105 68. EGLY Albert 1885 - 1955
st1105 68. EGLY Sylvia S. 1887 - 1954
st1106 69. EGLY Hugh 1897 - 1909
st1107 70. EGLY Emil 1861 - 1915
st1107 70. EGLY Magdalena 1866 - 1928
st1201 76. ENGLE baby son of Leo & Emelia 1916
st0912 57. (SHADY) FISHER Gladys 1903 - 1975
st0401 10. FUNK Leonard D. 1928 - 1995
st0401 10. FUNK Bonnie L. 1931 - ____
st0402 11. FUNK Clark 1902 - 1995
st0402 11. FUNK Emma S. 1900 - 1985
st0706 40. GERBER Gottlieb F. 1858 - 1945
st0706 40. GERBER Mary Anna 1861 - 1946
st0805 45. GERBER Abraham 1894 - 1947
st0805 45. GERBER Vina M. 1895 - 1971
st1303 87. GIROD Amelia 1900 - 1928
st1112 75. HILGEMANN Heinrich G. 1830 - 1909
st1112 75. HILGEMANN Wilhelmine 1822 - 1910
st0501 19. HOFFMAN Otto W. 1895 - 1977
st0501 19. HOFFMAN Verna E. 1896 - 1978
st0502 20. HOFFMAN Kenneth 1919 - 1990
st0502 20. HOFFMAN Janice 1920 - ____
st0602 26. HOFFMAN Rev. Jason 1888 - 1958
st0602 26. HOFFMAN Emma 1887 - 1981
st1209 84. HOFFMAN James D. 1850 - 1928
st1209 84. HOFFMAN Catharine L. 1863 - 1937
st0802 42. HUBNER Dula E. 1894 - 1978
st0803 43. HUBNER Edward L. 1889 - 1942
st1108 71. HUBNER Magdalena 1897 - 1904
st1110 73. HUBNER Fredrick 1859 - 1914
st1110 73. HUBNER Marie 1858 - 1937
st0503 21. KLICKMAN August A. 1886 - 1970
st0503 21. KLICKMAN Otto H. 1888 - 1973
st0503 21. KLICKMAN Hulda F. 1892 - 1977
st0503 21. KLICKMAN Anna W. 1894 - 1974
st0902 47. KLICKMANN Carrie 1887 - 1925
st0903 48. KLICKMAN William A. 1887 - 1965
st0903 48. KLICKMAN Sarah B. 1905 - 1980
st0903 48. KLICKMAN Margaret B. 1920 - 1965
st1206 81. KLICKMAN Ferdinand 1860 - 1906
st1206 81. KLICKMAN Augusta 1860 - 1940
st1207 82. KLICKMAN Bertha T. 1884 - 1963
st1208 83. KLICKMAN Cora E. 1897 - 1967
st0701 35. LEETH Lafie L. 1929 - 1997
st0702 36. LEETH Gladys Mankey 1927 - 1989
st0101 1. MANKEY Dale E. 1920 - 2004
st0101 1. MANKEY Lorena 1926 - 1994
st0405 14. MOESCHBERGER Arthur W. 1917 - 2007
st1409 99. MOSER Peter Moser 1869 - 1927
st1409 99. MOSER Agnes 1883 - 1916
st0403 12. MYERS Ron W. 1955 - 1979
st0404 13. MYERS Loren W. 1928 - ____
st0404 13. MYERS Norma J. 1933 - ____
st0605 29. PATCH Margaret W. 1928 - 2006
st1004 61. PRESDORF Albert 1886 - 1911
st1005 62. PRESDORF Beatrice 1898 - 1917
st1006 63. PRESDORF Henry 1857 - 1937
st1006 63. PRESDORF Rosa 1862 - 1936
st0907 54. PRESDORF Henry 1857 - 1937
st1109 72. PRESDORF Eli 1884 - 1908
st0408 17. REPPERT Susanna Corson 1880 - 1956
st0606 30. ROTH Glenn L. 1915 - 1989
st0607 31. ROTH Albert 1892 - 1979
st0608 32. ROTH Ross C. 1930 - 1930
st1402 92. ROTH Frances 1908 - 1936
st1403 93. ROTH Harry 1905 - 1905
st1404 94. ROTH Martha 1902 - 1915
st1406 96. ROTH Christian 1868 - 1938
st1406 96. ROTH Anna 1871 - 1951
st0804 44. SCHERRY Brooks Marcel 1914 - 1914
st0908 53. SCHERRY Will F. 1890 - 1974
st0908 53. SCHERRY Fern M. 1893 - 1961
st1111 74. SCHMOEKEL William 1860 - 1943
st1101 64. SESSENGUTH Herbert R. 1916 - 1916
st1102 65. SEESENGUTH Bertha 1858 - 1939
st1103 66. SEESENGUTH Bert A. 1890 - 1972
st1103 66. SEESENGUTH Elizabeth A. 1895 - 1942
st0909 54. SHADY Jack 1926 - 2008
st0910 55. SHADY Max E. 1925 - 1943
st0911 56. SHADY Hubert C. 1902 - 1926
st0912 57. (SHADY) FISHER Gladys 1903 - 1975
st0302 4. SHOAF Arthur 1909 - 2005
st0302 4. SHOAF Eleanor M. 1915 - 2004
st0303 5. SHOAF Edna Mae 1917 - ____
st0303 5. SHOAF Harold J. 1910 - 1984
st0601 25. SHOAF Chester W. 1887 - 1965
st0601 25. SHOAF Blanche 1887 - 1964
st1405 95. SPRUNGER Selma E. 1900 - 1934
st0703 37. STEPLER Daniel S. 1882 - 1957
st0703 37. STEPLER Ida M. 1884 - 1981
st0901 46. STEPLER Tracie 1950
st0901 46. STEPLER Frieda 1914 - 1986
st0901 46. STEPLER Boyd 1914 - 2008
st0301 3. VIDAL William James Allen 1984 - 2004
st1401 91. WEILEMANN Henry J. 1867 - 1927
st1401 91. WEILEMANN Caroline 1872 - 1932
st1301 85. WOLFE Washington S. 1831 - 1915
st1301 85. WOLF Sarah 1831 - 1921
st1305 89. YAGER Gustav 1842 - 1926
st1305 89. YAGER Sophia 1856 - 1932
st1202 77. YAKE Rosa E. 1889 - 1904
st1203 78. YAKE Mattilda E. 1886 - 1908
st1204 79. YAKE Ferdinand J. 1855 - 1922
st1204 79. YAKE Caroline 1858 - 1941
st1205 80. YAKE George E. 1899 - 1941
st1304 88. YAKE Herman 1846 - 1913
st1304 88. YAKE Wilhelmina 1849 - 1939


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