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Zion Cemetery

Kirkland Township, Adams County, Indiana

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[Zion Cemetery]
Zion Cemetery view from the road

INTRODUCTION


The Zion Cemetery is located one half mile north of Indiana 124 on the west side of County Road 500 West (seven miles east of Bluffton, Indiana and five miles west of Monroe, Indiana), in Kirkland Township, Adams County, Indiana. The coordinates are 40.7511578 Latitude (DEC) and -85.0333020 Longitude (DEC); or 404504N Latitude (DMS) and 0850160W Longitude (DMS). The elevation is 844 feet (843 feet GNIS).

This one acre cemetery is bordered on three sides by a chain link fence and the east side by the road.

The introductory paragraph for the Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter of the DAR reading in 1956 adds the following information:
     On March 24, 1868, Jacob and Mary Cline deeded to the Dutch
Lutheran Reformed Church, one acre of land for a church. The log
church burned and the ground was then added to the cemetery plot.
In 1869, 1/2 mile north of this cemetery, the Zion Christian Union
Church was built at Honduras. Thus the cemetery is sometimes
called Zion.

The hundredth anniversary booklet of the St. Luke Evangelical-Reformed Church states, "a small frame church was built, by the Christian Union organization, at Honduras in 1868."

The first reading for this cemetery was done in June 1998 and the rows were numbered from the east side of the cemetery closest to the road to the west side chain link fence. The gravestones (or other markers) were numbered from the south end to the north, or left to right when facing the cemetery from the road. Additions and corrections were in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009. The cemetery was re-read in August 2010 and this version added new photos and additional obituaries. More cross references and information will continue to be added in future revisions.

There is a grassy drive separating the north and south parts of the cemetery. The rows, except for the two westernmost, on either side of the grassy drive are not well aligned. Thus, the reading could have been done in two sections.

The modified alphabetical name index is listed by surnames and then within each surname by row and lot number. The index follows the reading below and has internal links referring back to the annotated reading.

For more information about particular graves or more pictures, contact ThomasLiby@AOL.com or local genealogical resources.

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An Annotated Record of the Gravestone Inscriptions of Zion Cemetery

Kirkland Township, Adams County, Indiana




Row 1:   (2 stones)


[gravestone of William F. Zaugg] 1. Row 1, Marker 1:
William F. ZAUGG 1904-1978
[gray granite slant on gray granite base on concrete footing]

Obituaries
(See page 2)
William F. Zaugg
  William F. Zaugg, 74, route 6, Decatur, died Monday at his home.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXVI, NO. 107   Tuesday, May 9, 1978   p. 1, col. 6.

Obituaries
William F. Zaugg
  William F. Zaugg, 74, route 6, Decatur, died suddenly at his home Monday. Mr. Zaugg's body was discovered at 9:30 a.m. Monday.
  A member of St. Luke's United Church of Christ, Mr. Zaugg was a retired farmer.
  He was born March 12, 1904 in Adams County to Phillip and Margaret Baumann-Zaugg, and never married. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Frank (Emma) Hanni, Quincy, Michigan; a brother, Ervin Zaugg, route 1, Ossian; and several nieces and nephews. One sister is deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral Home, Rev. Kent Ulery in charge, and burial will be in Zion Cemetery. Preferred memorials are to the church.
  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXVI, NO. 107   Tuesday, May 9, 1978   p. 2, col. 3.

Ervin Zaugg's Brother, 74, Dies Suddenly
  A brother of Ervin Zaugg of Ossian Route 1, William F. Zaugg, 74, of Decatur Route 6 died suddenly at his home Monday with his body discovered at 9:30 a.m. that day.
  A member of St. Luke's United Church of Christ, Mr. Zaugg was a retired farmer.
  He was born March 12, 1904 in Adams County to Phillip and Margaret Baumann-Zaugg, and never married.
  Other survivors include a sister, Mrs. Frank (Emma) Hanni of Quincy, Mich., and several nieces and nephews.
  Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Winteregg- Linn and Haggard Funeral Home at Decatur, Rev. Kent Ulery in charge. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery. Preferred memorials ar to the church.
  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XLVIII No. 161   Wednesday, May 10, 1978   p. 3, col. 3.

[gravestone of Lela M. and Martin L. Hoffman] 2. Row 1, Marker 2:
HOFFMAN Lela M. 1892-1974 Married Jule 8, 1912 Martin L. 1892-1975
[polished gray granite vertical on gray granite base on concrete footing]

Martin L. Hoffman
  Martin L. Hoffman, 83, 125 West Washington St., Monroe, a lifelong resident of Adams County, died unexpectedly at his home at 1 a.m. Monday.
  He was a retired employee of the General Electric Co. and a member of the Modern Woodmen of America.
  He was born Feb. 1, 1892, the son of Jonas and Lucy Zauagg- Hoffman (sic). On June 8, 1912, he was married to Lela M, Andrews, who died Sept. 12, 1974.
  Survivors include a son, Doyle A. Hoffman, Coldwater, Mich.; two brothers, Harry Hoffman, Reading, Mich.; and Otto Hoffman, Monroe; two sisters, Mrs. Hattie Andrews and Mrs. Mary Fisher, both of route 4, Decatur; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. One sister, Clara, preceded him in death.
  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral Home, with Rev. Donald Wilks officiating. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery, Honduras.
  Friends may call at the Winteregg-Linn & Haggard Funeral Home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today. Preferred memorials are to the Heart Fund.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXXIII, NO. 248   Tuesday, October 21, 1975   p. 2, col. 1.

Lela M. Hoffman dies at hospital
  Mrs. Lela M. Hoffman, 81, of 125 West Washington St., Monroe, wife of Martin L. Hoffman, died at 12:45 a.m. today at the Adams county memorial hospital, where she had been hospitalized four days.
  She was a member of the Monroe United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women's organization.
  Born in Adams county on October 12, 1892, she was the daughter of Forest and Alice Ranier-Andrews, and was married on June 8, 1912, to Martin L. Hoffman, who survives.
  Other survivors include one son, Doyle A. Hoffman of Coldwater, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. Harvey (Veda) Haggard of Monroe; one brother, Charles Andrews of Ossian; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
  Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Winteregg-Linn and Haggard funeral home, with Rev. Donald Wilks officiating. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXII NO. 215.   Thursday, September 12, 1974   p. 1, col. 4.

Row 2:   (16 stones)


[gravestone of Harman Thomas] 3. Row 2, Marker 1:
Harman THOMAS 1865-1929
[polished red granite vertical on gray granite base]

DEATH CALLS HERMAN THOMAS
Apoplexy Is Cause of Death Of Aged Man At County Infirmary Today
  Herman Thomas, 64, lifelong resident of Adams county, died at the Adams county infirmary at 8 o'clock this morning. Death was due to a stroke of apoplexy.
  Mr. Thomas had resided at the county farm for several years. He was born in Kirkland township. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the county farm.
  Burial will be made at the cemetery at Honduras. The Rev. A. R. Fledderjohann, pastor of the Reformed church of this city will have charge of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXVII. No. Ten.   Friday, January 11, 1929.   p. 1, col. 2.

gap of 2 lots

[gravestone of Christian and Ella N. Helmrich] 4. Row 2, Marker 2:
HELMRICH Christian 1865-1930 Ella N. 1872-1942
[gray granite vertical on gray granite base]

ADAMS COUNTY MAN EXPIRES
Christian Helmrich, 64, Dies at Home in Kirkland Township
  Christian Helmrich, 64, prominent and respected farmer living one-half mile north of Honduras, in Kirkland township, Adams county, died at 12:05 this morning, following a two year illness of paralysis.
  Mr. Helmrich was born in Germany, November 6, 1865 and came to this country when a young man. He had been a resident of Adams county for the past 40 years.
  On August 30, 1891, Mr. Helmrich was married to Ella Burkett. No children were born to the union.
  Besides the widow, the deceased is survived by one brother, Peter Helmrich, who resides in Kirkland township, two sisters and one brother who live in Germany.
  Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 10:15 o'clock from the Christian Union church, of which Mr. Helmrich was a member. The Rev. Jay Smith, pastor will officiate. Burial will be made in the Zion cemetery at Honduras.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXVIII. No. Ten.   Saturday, January 11, 1930.   p. 1, col. 1.

Mrs. Ella Helmrich Dies Monday Night
Former Kirkland Lady Dies Monday
  Mrs. Ella Helmrich, 71, widow of the late Christ Helmrich, died at 10 o'clock Monday night at the Wells county hospital in Bluffton. She had been ill four months with complications and a heart condition.
  She was born in Pennsylvania, May 22, 1871, the daughter of John and Catherine Schell-Burkett. She was married at Craigville in 1889 and her husband died January 12, 1930. No children were born to their union.
  Mrs. Helmrich moved from her home in Kirkland township [to] Bluffton two years ago. She was a member of the Christian Union church.
  Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Mary Dilling of Decatur rural route, and three brothers, Henry Burkett of Cleveland, Ohio., Ed of Selma and Dan Burkett of Bluffton.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the St. Luke's Evangelical and Reformed church at Honduras, Rev. Matthew Worthman of Bluffton officiating. Burial will be in the Zion cemetery, south of Honduras. The body may be viewed at the Jahn funeral home in Bluffton until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XL. No. 177.   Tuesday, July 28, 1942.   p. 1, col. 3.

MRS. ELLA HELMRICH ANSWERS SUMMONS
DEATH OCCURS AT COUNTY HOSPITAL OF HEART TROUBLE LAST NIGHT
  Mrs. Ella Helmrich, 71, widow of Christ Helmrich, died at 10 p.m. Monday at the Wells county hospital where she had been a patient suffering from heart complications. Her sickness extended over a period of four months, and she had been seriously ill since Thursday.
  Born in Pennsylvania May 22, 1871, she was the daughter of John and Catherine Schell Burkett. She was married in 1889 at Craigville to Christ Helmrich, whose death occurred Jan. 12, 1930. No children were born to the union. Two years ago Mrs. Helmrich moved from her home at Honduras to a residence at 1022 West Wabash street.
  Surviving are as sister, Mrs. Mary Dilling, near Decatur, and three brothers, Henry Burkett, of Cleveland, O., Edward Burkett, of Selma, and Dan Burkett, of Bluffton. Eleven brothers and sisters are deceased.
  Mrs. Helmrich was a member of the Christian Union Church.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the St. Lukes Evangelical and Reformed church at Honduras in charge of Rev. Matthew Worthman. Burial will be in the Zion cemetery.
  The body will be left at the Jahn funeral home until time for the funeral.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XIII. No. 226.   Tuesday, July 28, 1942   p. 1, col. 6.

[gravestone of Arnold Seesenguth] 5. Row 2, Marker 3:
Arnold SEESENGUTH 1880-1959
[red granite block on concrete footing]

Arnold Seesenguth Dies Last Evening
  Arnold Seesenguth, 78, of route 4, Bluffton, a resident of Adams county for 60 years, died Wednesday at 7:30 p. m. in the home of his brother, Bert Seesenguth, of route 4, Bluffton, after an illness of six weeks.
  Seesenguth, who was a farmer, was the son of Henry and Bertha Gunther-Seesenguth, and was born on Oct. 6, 1880. A bachelor, Mr. Seesenguth was born in Germany.
  Surviving besides his brother, are, three nieces and a nephew. A brother and sister preceded him in death.
  Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p. m. in the Yager funeral home, with the Rev. Louis Minsterman officiating. Burial will be in the Honduras cemetery. Friends may call after 6:30 p. m. today at the funeral home.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LVII. No. 231.   Thursday, Oct. 1, 1959.   p. 1, col. 7.

Arnold Seesenguth Dies at Age of 78
  Arnold Seesenguth, 78, died at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the home of a brother, Bert Seesenguth of Bluffton Route 4, with whom he resided. He had been ill six weeks.
  Mr. Seesenguth was born Oct. 6, 1880, in Germany to Henry and Bertha Gunther Seesenguth.
  He was a farmer and had resided in Wells County the last 60 years.
  Surviving, in addition to the brother, are three nieces and one nephew. One brother and one sister are deceased.
  Friends may call at the Yager Funeral Home at Berne after 6:30 p.m. today.
  Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with Rev. Louis Minsterman officiating. Burial will be in the Honduras Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXIX No. 281   Thursday, October 1, 1959   p. 1, col. 5.

[gravestone of David Crum] 6. Row 2, Marker 4:
David CRUM 1854-1929
[polished black granite vertical on gray granite base]

DAVID CRUM IS CALLED BY DEATH
Aged Resident Of Kirkland Township Dies Following Extended Illness
  David Crum, 74, of Kirkland township, died at his home at 10:30 o'clock last night, following an illness of more than a year. Death was said to have been due to kidney trouble and a complication of ailments.
  Mr. Crum was born in Ohio, April 22, 1854. He was a son of Daniel and Elizabeth Crum. When a young man, Mr. Crum came to Adams county with his parents and their family and has since resided in this county.
  Mr. Crum never married. He is survived by two brothers, J. G. Crum and J. M. Crum, both of Adams county. Two sisters and a brother preceded him in death.
  Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Zion church. Burial will be made in the church cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXVII. No. 22.   Friday, January 25, 1929.   p. 1, col. 4.

DAVID CRUM DIES EAST OF BLUFFTON
WELL KNOWN KIRKLAND TOWNSHIP, ADAMS COUNTY RESIDENT, DIES LAST NIGHT.
  David Crum, 74, prominent carpenter and thresher, died at 10:30 p.m. Thursday at his home in Kirkland township, Adams county, six miles east of the Toll Gate corner, of kidney trouble and complications.
  The deceased was born in Mahoney (sic) [s/b Mahoning] county, Ohio, a son of Daniel and Elizabeth Diehl Crum, on April 22, 1854, and was 74 years, 9 months and 2 days of age at the time of his death.
  Mr. Crum was a member of the Christian Union church at Zion.
  The following brothers survive: J. G. Crum, Kirkland township; James M. Crum, Adams county. Two sisters, Mrs. Melissa Robinold, Mrs. Rebecca Wolfgale and one brother, Frank Crum, are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Christian Union church at Zion in charge of Rev. Smith of Craigville. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening Banner   Vol. XXX. No. 56.   Friday, January 25, 1929   p. 1, col. 5.

DAVID CRUM DIES THURSDAY NIGHT
DEATH FOLLOWS ILLNESS OF ONE YEAR--FUNERAL SUNDAY
  David Crum, 74, well-known farmer of Kirkland township, died at his home on the H. H. High farm, six miles east of the Toll Gate school, at 10:30 o'clock Thursday night, following a year's illness with kidney trouble and complications.
  He had resided in Adams county practically all his life. He was born in Mahoney (sic) county, Ohio, April 22, 1854, the son of Daniel and Elizabeth Diehl Crum, both of whom were born in Ohio.
  He had never married.
  Surviving are two brothers, J. G. Crum, who resided with him; James M. Crum, of Adams county.
  Two sisters, Mrs. Malissa Robinold and Mrs. Rebecca Wolfgale and a brother, Frank Crum, are deceased.
  The funeral will be held at the Zion Christian Union church, of which he was a member, at 2:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon in charge of Rev. Smith, of Craigville. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton Evening News   Thirty-Seventh Year, No. 99   Friday, January 25, 1929   p. 1, col. 1.

[gravestone of James M. and Jefferson G. Crum] 7. Row 2, Marker 5:
CRUM James M. 1861-1933 Jefferson G. 1859-1946
[gray granite upright on gray granite base]

AGED RESIDENT CALLED BY DEATH
Matthew Crum, 70, Dies at Home Here Following Long Illness
  Matthew Crum, 70, died at his home in Decatur at 2 o'clock this afternoon following an illness of several months.
  He was born in Ohio, a son of Monroe and Mary Diehl-Crum, both deceased. Surviving are 4 children, Michael and Stafford Crum of Toledo, Ohio; Mrs. Elsie Ivins of Bluffton, and Lavonn of Michigan; a brother, Jeff Crum of Honduras.
  The body was removed to the Jahn Funeral Home at Bluffton where it will remain until time of the funeral. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Zion Church at Honduras with Rev. Smith, pastor, officiating. Burial will be made in the Zion cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXX. No. 116.   Saturday, May 14, 1932.   p. 1, col. 5.

Jeff G. Crum Dies Early This Morning
Funeral Services Monday Afternoon
  Jeff. G. Crum, 87, a retired contractor, died at 3 o'clock this morning at the home of a niece, Mrs. H. H. High, where he made his home. Death followed a month's illness.
  He was born in Ohio November 30, 1859, the son of Daniel and Elizabeth Diehl-Crum, but spent practically the entire life in Kirkland township.
  He was never married. The last member of his family, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Frank, David and Mathew (sic) Crum, and two sisters, Mrs. Melissa Robinold and Mrs. Rebecca Wolfcale.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the Jahn funeral home in Bluffton, with the Rev. H. H. Meckstroth officiating. Burial will be in the Zion cemetery at Honduras. Friends may call at the funeral home until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. XLIV. No. 294.   Saturday, December 14, 1946   p. 1, col. 7.

JEFF G. CRUM, 87, ANSWERS SUMMONS
  Jeff G. Crum, 87, practically a lifelong resident of Kirkland township, Adams county, died at 3 a.m. today at the home of a niece, Mrs. H. H. High, of Kirkland township, following an illness of a month. Death was due to infirmities of age.
  Born in Ohio, the decedent was the son of Daniel and Elizabeth Diehl[-Crum]. He was never married. Mr. Crum was a retired contractor.
  Three brothers, Frank, David and Matthew, and two sisters, Mrs. Melissa Robinold and Mrs. Rebecca Wolfcale, are deceased.
  The body will be left at the Jahn funeral home for services at 2 p.m. Monday in charge of Rev. H. H. Meckstroth. Burial will be in the Zion cemetery at Honduras.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XVIII. No. 37.   Saturday, December 14, 1946   p. 1, col. 6.

peony bush

[gravestone of Virginia, Richard, Robert Hoffman] 8. Row 2, Marker 6:
HOFFMAN Virginia Richard Robert Children of M. L. & L. M. Hoffman
[gray granite slant on gray granite base]

FUNERAL THIS AFTERNOON
  Funeral services were held this afternoon for Robert L. Hoffman, the still born babe of Mr. and Mrs. Martin L. Hoffman, of Washington township. Burial was made at Honduras.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XVIII. Number 39   Saturday Evening, February 14, 1920.   p. 1, col. 2.

[gravestone of Clara E. Hoffman] 9. Row 2, Marker 7:
Clara E. HOFFMAN 1893-1967
[black granite block on concrete base]

Miss Clara Hoffman is taken by death
  Miss Clara Hoffman, 73, of Decatur route 4, lifelong resident of Washington township, died at 2:15 p.m. Monday at the Adams county memorial hospital. She had been in failing health for six months and hospitalized for 12 days.
  She was born in Washington township Sept. 14, 1893, a daughter of Jonas D. and Lucy Zagg-Hoffman (sic). She had made her home for the past six years with a sister, Mrs. Clara Fisher of Decatur route 4.
  Miss Hoffman was a member of St. Luke's United Church of Christ at Honduras.
  Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Harrison (Hattie) Andrews of Monroe route 1, and Mrs. Charles (Mary) Fisher of Decatur route 4; and three brothers, Harry Hoffman of Camden, Mich., and Martin and Otto Hoffman, both of Monroe.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Zwick funeral home, with Rev. H.F. Settlage officiating. Burial will be in the Zion cemetery at Honduras. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Tuesday until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXV NO. 49   Tuesday, February 28, 1967   p. 1, col. 1.

RITES HELD TODAY
  Services were held today at the Zwick Funeral Home in Decatur for Miss Clara Hoffman, 73, of Decatur Route 4, who died Monday. Burial was in Zion Cemetery at Honduras. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Harrison Andrews of Monroe and Mrs. Charles Fisher of Decatur, and three brothers, Harry of Camden, Mich., and Martin and Otto, both of Monroe.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXVII No. 101   Wednesday, March 1, 1967   p. 3, col. 5.

[gravestone of Lucy and Jonas Hoffman] 10. Row 2, Marker 8:
HOFFMAN Lucy A. 1867-1946 Jonas D. 1861-1942
[gray granite upright on gray granite base]
34  90  90  Hoffman Paul     25  M  W  Farmer  -  -   Penn        1 
35                  Stephen  62  M  W  Keeping house  Penn        1 
36                  William  20  M  W  Works on farm  Penn 
37                  Leah     18  F  W                 Penn  1  
38                  Noah     15  M  W  Works on farm  Penn  1  
39                  Louis    13  M  W  "     "  "     Penn  1  
40                  Jonas     9  M  W                 Penn  1  
15 Attended school within the year 19 Male Citizen of U.S. of 21 years of age and upwards
Census: 1879 IN Adams County Kirkland Township Series: M593 Roll: 296 Page: 48 p. 12 Post Office: Decatur 25 July 1870 Benj. F. Weimer, Ass't Marshal.

[gravestone of Sarah J. Hoffman] 11. Row 2, Marker 9:
Sarah J. dau. of J.D.&L.A. HOFFMAN died Sept. 15(13?) 1900 Aged 1y. 6m. 29d.
[gray marble slab on concrete base on concrete footing]
Sarah J. Hoffman, daughter of Jonas D. and Lucy A. Hoffman

apparent grassy drive, gap, and row jogs east toward road

[gravestone of Elizabeth France] 12. Row 2, Marker 10:
FRANCE
[inscription on west base]
Elizabeth wife of Chas. M. FRANCE died May 26, 1902 Aged 56Y. 7M. 11D. Gone but not forgotten
[gray marble upright on gray marble base on large concrete base on concrete footing]

  Mrs. Charles M. France died Monday morning at eight o'clock at her home, two and one-half miles west of the city, after an illness of many months with cancer of the stomach. Everything possible was done for her but life was prolonged as much as possible under the condition and death came as a relief to her after the year of suffering. Some time ago an operation was performed with the hope of restoring her health, but the physicians found that the cancer had assumed such proportions that no help could be given her. Elizabeth Sautbine France was a native of this county, having been born in Kirkland township in 1847, and was fifty- six years, six months and eleven days old. Twenty-six years ago she was married to Charles M. France, who survives her. A son thirty-six years old by a former marriage also survives, but is a resident of the far west, his address being unknown. Mrs. France was well known, she was a member of the Rathbone Sisters lodge of Bluffton, and twenty members attended the funeral services which were conducted yesterday morning at eleven o'clock from the Honduras church. Mr. France is one of the Adams County Bar, and a meeting of that body was held Monday morning at which time resolutions were adopted and pall bearers chosen.
Decatur Democrat.   VOLUME XLVI. NUMBER 12   Thursday, May 29, 1902.   p. 1, col. 1.

gap of 2 or 3 lots

[gravestone of Harry, Blanche, Alice Hower] 13. Row 2, Marker 11:
HOWER Harry B. 1875-1957 Blanche 1883-1930 Alice 1917-1932
[red granite slant on concrete footing]

Harry B. Hower Dies at Hospital
  Harry B. Hower, 81, an Ossian retired carpenter, died at 4:05 p.m. Saturday at the Wells County Hospital following an illness of two and one half years. Death was attributed to cancer.
  Born in Wells County, Dec. 17, 1875, he was the son of Noah and Ellen Clauser Hower. His first marriage was to Cora Meyers whose death occurred in 1902; a second marriage was to Blanche Pierce, whose death occurred in 1930. The widow, Amanda Smith Hower, whom he married in 1944 at Hillsdale, Mich., survives.
  In addition to the widow, surviving are eight sons, Carl E., Max, and Robert, all of Fort Wayne, Owen of Sarasota, Fla., Charles, Manhattan Beach, Calif., Willard, Bruce and James, all of Ossian; a stepson, Robert Clendenin, Portsmouth, Va.; a daughter, Mrs. Marie March of Waynedale; a brother, Alford, Fort Wayne; a sister, Mrs. Carrie VanDine of Bluffton; 18 grandchildren and 11 great- grandchildren.
  Two children are deceased.
  The body is at the Jahn, Goodwin & Reed Funeral Home where friends may call.
  Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home by Rev. Pasko, pastor of the Nazarene Church at Ossian, assisted by Rev. James of Angola. Burial will be in the Zion Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXVII. No. 61   Monday, January 14, 1957   p. 1, col. 8.

MRS. HARRY HOWER CALLED BY DEATH
DEATH MONDAY EVENING IS ATTRIBUTED TO ATTACK OF PNEUMONIA.
  Mrs. Blanche Hower, 46, wife of Harry Hower, residing two and one- half miles southeast of Ossian, died at the Lutheran hospital, Fort Wayne, at 4:30 o'clock Monday evening. Death was attributed to pneumonia and complications.
  Mrs. Hower was raised on a farm two and one-half miles north of Bluffton. She was born September 26, 1884, the daughter of William and Sarah Pierce.
  Surviving besides the husband are eight children, Owen, Max, Robert, Alice, William, Charles, Bruce and James, all at home. Three brothers, Clarence, Ed and Homer, all of Kalamazoo, Mich., and two sisters, Mrs. Robert Crosdale, of Oklahoma, and Mrs. Roy Barshman, of Kalamazoo, survive.
  Funeral services will be held at the Lancaster U. B. church at 10 o'clock Thursday forenoon in charge of Rev. George Snider. Burial will be in the Honduras cemetery.
Evening News-Banner   Vol. I. No. 108.   Tuesday, March 11, 1930   p. 1, col. 4.

MRS. HARRY HOWER
  A death of unusual sadness took place in the community Monday evening when Mrs. Harry Hower passed away leaving her husband and a family of eight children. Her demise occurred at the Lutheran hospital in Fort Wayne as a result of pneumonia. Funeral services were conducted this Thursday forenoon from Lancaster church, Rev. G. A. Snider officiating. Interment was at Zion cemetery in Adams county. Mrs. Hower was Blanche Pierce in her girlhood, a daughter of William and Sarah Pierce. She was born north of Bluffton, September 27, 1884, and was 45 years of age. Three years ago the family moved to a farm three miles southeast of Ossian. The husband, Harry Hower, and the following children survive: Owen, Max, Robert, William, Alice, Charles, Bruce and James. Two stepchildren are Dewey Hower and Mrs. Marie Millhouse of Fort Wayne. Four brothers and two sisters are living, Ed, Roy, Homer and Clarence Pierce, and Mrs. May Barchman, all of near Kalamazoo, Mich., and Mrs. Maggie Trosdal, of Oklahoma.
The Ossian Journal   Vol. 16, No. 51   Friday, March 14, 1930   p. 1, col. 1.

ALICE L. HOWER TAKEN BY DEATH
JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP GIRL DIES AT FORT WAYNE OF PNEUMONIA.
  Alice Lucile Hower, 14, east of Ossian, died at 5 o'clock this morning at Fort Wayne following a three weeks' illness from pneumonia. She had been an invalid her entire life.
  The deceased was born in Wells county in Sept. 1918, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Hower. Her mother preceded her in death a year ago.
  Surviving are the father and seven brothers, Owen Hower, Fort Wayne, Max, Robert, William, Charles, Bruce and James Hower all at home.
  Funeral services will be held at 1:30 Saturday afternoon at the Elzey funeral home in Ossian, in charge of Rev. A. S. Elzey. Burial will be made in the Zion cemetery in Adams county.
Evening News-Banner   Vol. III. No. 57.   Friday, January 8, 1932   p. 1, col. 7.

[gravestone of Inez May and Dora B. Hower] 14. Row 2, Marker 12:
HOWER
[inscription on west side of base]
Inez May dau. of H.B.&C.B. Hower born Oct. 11, 1901 died Apr 17, 1902 Aged 6m. 6d.
[north side inscription]
Dora B. dau. of J.C.&E. Myers wife of H.B.Hower
[east side inscription of chisel shaped gray marble column on gray marble base on large concrete block on concrete footing]
Cora Belle Myers (b. 8 Jun 1879), daughter of John C. Myers and Ellen, married 1 Jan 1898 Adams County IN to Harry B. Hower

[gravestone of Mary and Henry Diehl] 15. Row 2, Marker 13:
DIEHL Mary M. 1854-1912 Henry T. 1850-1932
[gray granite block on concrete footing]

MRS. DIEHL DEAD
Well Known Lady of Kirkland Township Passed Away Early Today.
A BAFFLING ILLNESS
Suffered Paralytic Stroke, With Complications--Funeral Monday.
  Mary Magdalena Diehl, wife of Henry Tillman Diehl, well known farmer of Kirkland township, living three and a half miles southwest of the city, died this morning at 5:45 o'clock after a baffling illness, a combination of paralysis and other ailments, which the best of physicians were unable to diagnose. The first of the week, Mrs. Diehl underwent an operation and seemed to be getting along as well as consistent. In fact, she seemed in her usual good cheer this morning, partook of nourishment well, and there seemed to be no immediate cause for alarm or fear. Very soon thereafter, however, she was heard to softly utter the words, "O, My," and with a slight moan breathed her last. Mrs. Diehl was a lady of unusually large size, weighing about four hundred and fifty pounds, and this abnormal condition may have given rise to her illness.
  Mrs. Diehl who was a daughter of Levi Mechline, was born in Wells county, Indiana, November 21, 1854, and at death was fifty-seven years, seven months and one day of age.
  She was a very preminent (sic) woman of the community and besides a host of friends, leaves a husband and seven children.
  The funeral will be held Monday morning the procession leaving the house at 9:30 o'clock for the Christian Union church in Honduras, where the services will be held.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume X. Number 150.   Saturday Evening, June 22, 1912.   p. 1, col. 3.

gap of 2 or 3 lots

[gravestone of Victor Diehl] 16. Row 2, Marker 14:
Victor D. son of M.W.&L. DIEHL Nov. 21, 1913 - Feb. 7, 1914 Gone, but not forgotten.
[carved gray granite upright on concrete base]

DIEHL BABY DEAD.
  The two-and-one-half-year-old child of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Diehl died this morning at the parental home, in Kirkland township. The child had been sick for about two weeks and died this morning at three o'clock. The funeral will be held from the Zion church, in Kirkland township, at ten o'clock Monday morning and will be in charge of Rev. Schroer, pastor of the German Reformed church at Vera Cruz. Burial will be in the Zion cemetery, near the church.
--Decatur Democrat.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening News.   Twenty-Second Year No. 111.   Monday, February 9, 1914   p. 1, col. 5.
and repeated in
Bluffton Chronicle.   Volume 47. No. 32.   Wednesday, February 11, 1914   p. 5, col. 5.

[gravestone of Lovina and Melvin Diehl] 17. Row 2, Marker 15:
DIEHL Melvin 1891-1934 Lovina 1891-1987
[red granite slant on gray granite base]

DEATH CLAIMS MELVIN DIEHL
Well Known Kirkland Township Farmer Dies This Morning
  Melvin W. Diehl, 43, well known farmer of Kirkland township died at his home at 5 o'clock this morning of complications. Mr. Diehl had spent practically his entire life in Kirkland township, Adams County.
  He was born in Kirkland township April 22, 1891, a son of Tillman and Mary Diehl. He was married to Lavina Beitler Diehl, who survives. One daughter, Mary, survives and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Minnie Weller of Garrett; Grover Diehl of Richmond; Ervin Diehl of north of Monroe; Lawrence Diehl and Mrs. Nellie Egley of Bluffton.
  Mr. Diehl was a member of the Christian Union church. He resided in Kirkland township all his life with the exception of three years. One sister, one son, and his parents preceded him in death.
  Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the home and at 2 o'clock at the Zion church with Rev. J. E. Smith officiating. Burial will be made in the church cemetery.
  The body will be removed to the home from the Lobenstein funeral parlors in Monroe tonight.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXXII. No. 100.   Wednesday, April 25, 1934.   p. 1, col. 7.

MELVIN DIEHL, 45, DIES IN KIRKLAND
BROTHER OF BLUFFTON RESIDENTS PASSES AWAY EARLY THIS MORNING.
  Melvin W. Diehl, 43, farmer of Kirkland township, Adams county, and brother of Lawrence Diehl and Mrs. Nellie Egley, both of Bluffton, died of complications at 5 o'clock this morning, at his home.
  He is survived by the widow a daughter, Mary, and five brothers and sisters, including the two in Bluffton.
  Funeral services will be conducted at the home at 1:30 Saturday afternoon, with rites at the Zion church at 2 o'clock. Interment will be made at the church cemetery.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News Banner   Vol. V. No. 149.   Wednesday, April 25, 1934   p. 1, col. 4.

[gravestone of Neva, Homer, and Mary Liby] 18. Row 2, Marker 16:
LIBY wife Neva HARSHBARGER 1924-1992 Homer L. 1905-1961 wife Mary G. OGG 1897-1934
[polished gray granite upright on gray granite base on concrete footing]

Homer Liby Is Dead From Heart Attack
  Homer Liby, 56, of Decatur route 3, a veteran employe of the Decatur plant of the General Electric Co., died suddenly at 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon while at work. Death was caused by a coronary occlusion. He had not been ill.
  He was born in Adams county Aug. 13, 1905, a son of Adam and Malena Hilge-Liby, and was married to Neva Harshbarger June 19, 1945.
  Mr. Liby, employed for years in the plating department at the Decatur plant, was a member of the Bethany Evangelical United Brethren church, the Loyal Order of Moose, and the G. E. Quarter Century club.
  Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Mrs. Jay (Phyllis) Minch of Decatur; four sons, Doyle, Ronald, Jerry and Jay Liby, all at home; five grandchildren; two brothers, Alva Liby of Bluffton, and Lawrence Liby of St. Petersburg, Fla., and one sister, Mrs. Lucille Ross of Decatur. One sister is deceased.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p. m. Friday at the Black funeral home and at 2 p.m. at the Bethany E. U. B. church, the Rev. F. P. Miller officiating. Burial will be in St. Luke's cemetery, southwest of Decatur. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p. m. today until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LIX No. 221.   Wednesday, September 20, 1961.   p. 1, col. 3.

Homer Liby Dies Of Heart Attack
  Homer Liby, 56, of Decatur Route 3, a veteran employe of the Decatur plant of the General Electric Co., died suddenly at 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon while at work. Death was caused by a coronary occlusion. He had not been ill.
  He was born in Adams County Aug. 13, 1905, a son of Adam and Malena Hilge-Liby, and was married to Neva Harshbarger June 19, 1945.
  Mr. Liby, employed for years in the plating department at the Decatur plant, was a member of the Bethany Evangelical United Brethren Church, the Loyal Order of Moose, and the G. E. Quarter Century Club.
  Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Mrs. Jay (Phyllis) Minch of Decatur; four sons, Doyle, Ronald, Jerry and Jay Liby, all at home; five grandchildren; two brothers, Alva Liby of Bluffton, and Lawrence Liby of St. Petersburg, Fla., and one sister, Mrs. Lucille Ross of Decatur. One sister is deceased.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Black Funeral Home and at 2 p.m. at the Bethany E. U. B. church, Rev. F. P. Miller officiating. Burial will be in St. Luke's cemetery, southwest of Decatur.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXI No. 273   Thursday, September 21, 1961   p. 3, col. 1.

WOMAN DIES AT HOSPITAL
Mrs. Homer Liby Succumbs To Complications At Hospital Today
  Mrs. Mary G. Liby of Belmont park, route 3, Decatur, died at the Adams County Memorial Hospital at 12:20 o'clock this morning of complications. Mrs. Liby had been a patient at the hospital for the last 23 days.
  Mrs. Liby was born in Kentucky on October 28, 1897, a daughter of George and Ida Ogg, who survive. Her marriage to Homer Liby took place November 25, 1926. Mrs. Liby had resided in Decatur for the last 14 years. She was a member of the Baptist church.
  Surviving besides the husband and parents, are three children, Phyllis, Doyle and Rolland, and a brother and three sisters: Woodson Ogg, Mrs. Bessie Roop, Mrs. Lois Kohne and Mrs. Pearl Potts, all of Decatur, and a half brother, Perry Ogg, of Fort Wayne.
  Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Baptist church with Rev. A. B. Brown, pastor, officiating. Burial will be made at Honduras.
  The body will lie in state at the S. E. Black Funeral home on Adams street, and may be viewed until time for the funeral.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXXII. No. 66,   Friday, March 16, 1934.   p. 1, col. 3.

Obituaries
Neva J. Liby
  Neva J. Liby, 68, Fort Wayne, an Adams County native, died Monday in St. Joseph Medical Center, Fort Wayne, after a long illness.
  She was born in Adams County on June 12, 1924 to Forrest and Edith Pierson Harshbarger and married Homer Liby on June 9, 1945. He died on September 19, 1961.
  She was a retired employee of Decatur's General Electric plant and a member of the Retired Ladies of GE.
  Surviving are three sons, Jerry Liby, Troy, Ohio; Robert Liby, Fort Wayne; Doyle Liby, Yoder; a daughter, Mrs. Dan (Phyllis) Mills, Oak Harbor, Washington; 12 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. A son, a sister, a brother, and a granddaughter are deceased.
  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Haggard and Armes Funeral Home, Rev. Daniel J. Brege officiating. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery, Kirkland Township. Visiting hours are 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. today and 9-11 a.m. Friday. Preferred memorials are to the United Scleroderma Foundation.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. XC, NO. 279   Wednesday, November 25, 1992   p. 2, col. 1.

Row 3:   (11 stones)


gap of 2 or 3 lots

[gravestone of Joseph and Artimissa Wolfe] 19. Row 3, Marker 1:
WOLFE Joseph 1860-1932 Artimissa 1861-1948
[gray granite block]

RETIRED FARMER DEATH'S VICTIM
Joseph Wolfe, Kirkland Township Resident, Died Thursday Night
  Joseph Wolfe, 72, retired farmer of Kirkland township and a resident of Adams County for a number of years, died at the Adams County Memorial Hospital Thursday night at 9:45 o'clock. Death followed an operation which Mr. Wolfe underwent Tuesday morning.
  The deceased was born in Wells County, February 11, 1860, the son of Simon and Sarah Wolfe. When he was 17 years of age he moved to Adams County where he resided up to the time of his death.
  He was a member of the Christian Union Church of Zion, where he served as class leader for a number of years. He was an active member of the church and was the class leader until his recent illness.
  Surviving is the wife, Destamona Wolfe and the following children: Mrs. Amos Lehman of Monroe; Charles Wolfe of Fort Wayne; Mrs. Orvil Osterman, Vevay; George Wolfe, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Frank Johnston, Decatur; Mrs. J. H. Andrews, Monroe; Mrs. Frank Sanborn, Morenci, Michigan, William Wolfe, Zanesville; Mrs. Chester Howard of Monroe; and Lloyd Wolfe of Detroit, Michigan. One son and the only sister are deceased. Forty-four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren survive.
  The body was removed to the Lobenstein funeral parlor at Monroe and will be taken to the Wolfe home in Kirkland township late tjis afternoon.
  Funeral services will be held at 1 o'clock (CST) at the home and at 1:30 o'clock at the Zion Church Sunday afternoon. The Rev. Jay Smith, pastor of the church will officiate. Burial will be made in the church cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXX. No. 167.   Friday, July 15, 1932.   p. 1, col. 6.

JOSEPH WOLFE TAKEN BY DEATH
FORMER WELLS COUNTY MAN DIES AT DECATUR HOSPITAL.
  Joseph Wolfe, 72, a retired farmer of Kirkland township Adams county, died at 9:45 Thursday evening at the hospital at Decatur. He underwent a major operation last Tuesday at the hospital.
  Mr. Wolfe was born in Wells county on Feb. 11, 1860, a son of Simon and Sarah Wolfe. He resided in Wells county until he was 17 years of age when he moved with his family to Adams county.
  Surviving are the widow, six daughters, four sons, forty-four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. One son is deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 1:30 Sunday afternoon at the Christian Union church in Adams county. Burial will be made in the church cemetery.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. III. No. 217.   Friday, July 15, 1932   p. 1, col. 7.

gap of 6 or 7 lots

[gravestone of John and Elizabeth Stepler] 20. Row 3, Marker 2:
John STEPLER July 5, 1834 - Nov. 8, 1912 Elizabeth his wife Sept. 17, 1843 - Mar. 2, 1920
[large gray granite upright on gray granite base with US flag in old iron GAR star holder]

WAS FOUND DEAD
In Bed--Heart Attack Claims the Life of John Stepler, sr.
OF NEAR HONDURAS
Mary, Wife of Jacob Heller, Succumbs After a Long Illness.
  John Stepler, aged seventy-nine, a prominent farmer of near Honduras, was found dead in bed at 6:30 o'clock this morning, having suffered an attack of the heart during the night. He was a native of Germany, being a son of John Stepler, sr., and was born July 5, 1833. He had been a resident of Honduras for the past forty-one years. Surviving is his wife and one brother, Dr. J. H. Stepler, of Cleveland, Ohio, and a sister in Germany. He was a member of the St. Luke's German Reformed church. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the house, and interment will be in the St. Luke's cemetery. Rev. Schroer will officiate.
      --------
  Mary, wife of Jacob Heller, a resident of Kirkland township, died at 10 o'clock this morning after a fourteen weeks' illness...
Decatur Democrat.   Volume LVII Number 45   Thursday, November 7, 1912.   p. 1, col. 3.
and copied from the weekly to the daily
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume X. Number 267.   Friday Evening, November 8, 1912.   p. 1, col. 3.

STEPLER FUNERAL.
  The funeral of John Stepler, who died Friday morning from heart failure, will be held from the German Reformed church, and burial will take place in the St. Luke's cemetery, the services beginning at 2 o'clock in the afternoon on Sunday. The Rev. Schoerer and Rev. H. H. Kattman will officiate.
Decatur Democrat.   Volume LVII Number 46   Thursday November, 14 1912.   p. 2, col. 7.

MRS. JOHN STEPLER'S FUNERAL THURSDAY
SERVICES AT HOME AT NOON BURIAL IN HONDURAS CEMETERY.
  Funeral services for Mrs. John Stepler, who died from cerebral hemorrhage, Tuesday afternoon, at her home seven miles east of Bluffton, will be held at the home, Thursday, at 12 o'clock noon with Rev. Otto Sherry in charge. Interment will be made at the Honduras cemetery.
  Mrs. Stepler was born in Wayne County, Ohio, September 17, 1843, and at the time of death had reached the age of 76 years, 5 months and 14 days. She has been living with her son William, on the old homestead. Her homestead died November 8, 1912.
  Children surviving are Philip Zaugg, Mrs. Lucy Huffman, Mrs. Emma Earhart, Mrs. William Heimking, William and Daniel Stepler, and Miss Sarah Stepler. Two half-sister survive.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening News   Twenty-Eighth Year, No. 131.   Wednesday, March 3, 1920   p. 1, col. 6.

[gravestone of John Stepler] 21. Row 3, Marker 3:
STEPLER John son of John & Elizabeth Stepler born May 20, 1874 died Sept. 26, 1900
[polished gray granite upright on gray granite base]
Last     First  Sex  Age  Date of Death  Place of Death  Book   Page
Stepler  John   M    26   26 Sep 1900    French Twp      H-21*  49
Index to Death Records, Adams County, 1882-1920 Inclusive, Compiled by Indiana Works Progress Administration, 1938

[gravestone of John J and girl Stepler] 22. Row 3, Marker 4:
Our darling one hath gone
before, To greet us on the
blissful shore.
[west side base inscription]
STEPLER
[south side base]
Dich nitrg falten
auf Lieblich fraunn i an
Ich n ver Crbtheil morden.
[faint 3 line German inscription on east side base unable to decipher]

Jno J. Sohn von John und Elisabata Stepler Geborn 28 Feb 1895 Alter 9 J. 11 M. 17 T.
[south side of gray marble shaft on gray marble base on formed concrete base on concrete footing]

apparent grassy drive, then row jogs east toward road

gap of 4 or 5 lots

[gravestone of Charles E. Babcock] 24. Row 3, Marker 5:
Charles E. Babcock 1889-1970
[small rose colored granite block on concrete base]

[gravestone of Mary, Isaac, and Roy Babcock] 25. Row 3, Marker 6:
BABCOCK Mary E. 1854-1940 Isaac L. 1856-1930 1891 Roy 1896
[polished red granite upright on red granite base]

FORMER LOCAL RESIDENT DIES
Isaac Babcock, 74, Formerly of Kirkland Twp. Expires Thursday
  Isaac L. Babcock, 74, former Kirkland township farmer died at his home, 335 East Creighton avenue, Fort Wayne at 4:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon when he was suddenly stricken while laying floor-covering in the bathroom at his home. Dr. E. A. King deputy county coroner of Fort Wayne, who investigated Mr. Babcock's death, said that he died following a heart attack. He had been dead for about 10 minutes when he was found by members of the family.
  Mr. Babcock was a member of the Christian Union church at Honduras, and had lived in Fort Wayne for three years. Several years ago he lived on a farm in Kirkland township, Adams county.
  Surviving are five sons, Joseph F., Melvin, and Charles C. Babcock of Fort Wayne, Sylvan O., of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Troy L. of Logansport; a step-son, James Glick of Monroe; three daughters Mrs. Cora M. Evans and Mrs. Mae Stouder of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Ida Hathaway of Springfield, Ohio four sisters, Mrs. Francis Sprague of Bluffton; Mrs. Etta Hagens of Grand Rapids, Michigan; Mrs. Netta Newbright and Miss Anna Babcock, both of Ida, Michigan; 24 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
  The body was removed to the D. O. McComb and Sons' funeral home, Fort Wayne.
  Funeral services will be held at the home on East Creighton Avenue, Fort Wayne, and burial will be made in the cemetery at Hondur-
  Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock at
as. [last two paragraphs as typeset]
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXVIII. No. 234.   Friday, October 3, 1930.   p. 1, col. 5.

HEART ATTACK FATAL TO ISAAC L. BABCOCK
FORMER HONDURAS RESIDENT IS FATALLY STRICKEN AT FORT WAYNE.
  Isaac L. Babcock, 74, of 325 East Creighton avenue, Fort Wayne, died shortly before 4:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon when he was suddenly stricken while laying floor-covering in the bathroom of his home. Death was attributed to a heart attack. He had been dead for about 10 minutes when found by members of the family.
  Mr. Babcock was a member of the Christian Union church at Honduras, and had lived in Fort Wayne for three years. Surviving are five sons, Joseph F., Malvin and Charles C. Babcock of Fort Wayne; Sylvan O., of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Troy L. of Logansport; a stepson, James Glick of Monroe; three daughters, Mrs. Cora M. Evans and Mrs. Mae Stouder of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Ida Hathaway of Springfield, O.; four sisters, Mrs. Francis Sprague of Bluffton; Mrs. Etta Hegans of Grand Rapids, Mich.; Mrs. Netta Newbright and Miss Anna Babcock, both of Ida, Mich.; 24 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. I. No. 282.   Friday, October 3, 1930   p. 1, col. 5.

[gravestone of Roy Babcock] 26. Row 3, Marker 7:
Roy Otto son of I.L. & Mary BABCOCK Died Oct. 14, 1896 Aged 4y.11m.26d.
[vertical slab on concrete base]

[gravestone of Adolph Reinhard] 27. Row 3, Marker 8:
REINHARD Feb 16, 1879 Adolph Mar. 24, 1976
[polished gray granite on gray granite base on concrete footing]

Adolph Reinhard
  Adolph Reinhard, 97, a retired Kirkland township farmer, died at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Caylor-Nickel Clinic in Bluffton, where he had been a patient since March 8. Death was attributed to complications from the flu.
  A resident of Bluffton, Mr. Reinhard was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Born in Switzerland on Feb. 16, 1879, he was the son of Andrew and Rosina Zimmerman-Reinhard. He was married twice, with both wives preceding him in death; Lyda Meyer-Reinhard died in 1926 and Debrah Andrews-Reinhard died in 1948.
  Surviving are three sons, Harry of Lafayette; Carl, LaPorte; Howard, Craigville; four daughters, Mrs. Harry (Esther) Lehman, route 1, Berne; Mrs. Lawrence (Ruth) Dynes, Bryant; Mary Reinhard, Bluffton, and Alice Reinhard, Fort Wayne; 18 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
  Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Thoma-Rich Funeral Home, Bluffton, with Rev. Oliver Dearing and Rev. Dwight Hargett officiating. Burial will be in the Zion Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. today.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXIV, NO. 72   Thursday, March 25, 1976   p. 8, col. 4.

Adolph Reinhard Dies at Age 97
  Ill since March 8, Adolph Reinhard, 97, of 410 East Silver St., died at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Clinic Hospital. Death was due to complications from flu.
  A native of Switzerland, he was born Feb. 16, 1879 to Andrew and Rosina Zimmerman Reinhard. A first marriage was to Lyda Meyer, who died in 1926 and a second was to Deborah Andrews, whose death occurred in 1948.
  Mr. Reinhard, who retired from farming in 1958, was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren. He had resided in Adams County most of his life until 1949.
  Surviving are three sons, Harry of Lafayette, Carl of LaPorte, and Howard of Craigville; four daughters, Mrs. Harry (Esther) Lehman of Berne Route 1, Mrs. Lawrence (Ruth) Dynes of Bryant, Miss Mary Reinhard of Fort Wayne, 18 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
  Calling is at the Thoma-Rich Funeral Home, where services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Rev. Oliver Dearing and Rev. Dwight Hargett will officiate and burial will be in the Zion Cemetery in Adams County.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. LXVI No. 127   Thursday, March 25, 1976   p. 3, col. 2.

[gravestone of Andrew and Rosena Reinhard] 28. Row 3, Marker 9:
REINHARD Andrew 1841-1924 Rosena 1837-1897
[long gray granite block on concrete footing]

gap of 3 or 4 lots

[gravestone of Wilhelmina and Gottlieb Yake] 29. Row 3, Marker 10:
YAKE Wilhelmina 123-1906 Gottlieb 1819-1897
[small long gray granite block on concrete base]

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 August 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 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.

Row 4:   (13 stones)


[gravestone of Josephine Baumgartner] 30. Row 4, Marker 1:
Josephine M BAUMGARTNER 1895-1993
[gray granite slant sharing concrete footing with Wilson]

Josephine Baumgartner
  Josephine Baumgartner, 98, Decatur, a lifelong Adams County resident, died Wednesday in Lakeside Manor Nursing Home.
  She was born on March 20, 1895 in Adams County to Isaac and Mary Etta Urich Bowman. She was a homemaker and a member of Decatur's First Baptist Church.
  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Esther) Hirschy, Decatur; a son, Melvin L. Baumgartner, Decatur; 12 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. Deceased are a son, Wilson Baumgartner; two daughters, Mary Johnson and Martha Gantz; and three great-grandchildren.
  Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Zwick- Sefton and Jahn Funeral Home, Rev. Robert K. Stuck officiating. Burial will be in Zion Honduras Cemetery, west of Monroe. Visiting hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday. funeral Preferred memorials are to the church. [as typeset]
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. XCI, NO. 129   Wednesday, June 2, 1993   p. 2, col. 1.

[gravestone of Wilson Baumgartner and Mary Johnson] 31. Row 4, Marker 2:
BAUMGARTNER Wilson 1916-1924 Mary E. JOHNSON 1914-1944
[gray granite block sharing concrete footing with Josephine]
Mary E. and Wilson, daughter and son of Arthur Baumgartner and Josephine M. Bowman Baumgartner.

MENINGITIS IS FATAL TO BOY
Wilson Baumgartner, 7-Year-Old Son of Art Baumgartner Is Victim
  Wilson Baumgartner, seven-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Art Baumgartner, died at his home on the Dynois Schmitt farm at the south edge of the city at 12:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Death was due to spinal Meningitis.
  The child was born near Monroe, June 20, 1916. He is survived by his parents, one brother, Melvin, age 11 years, and three sisters, Mary Elizabeth, age nine; Martha Traveer, age four; and Esther Irene, age two. Wilson was a bright youth and had a host of friends.
  Funeral services will be held from the home at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon and from the Friends Church at Monroe at 2:30 o'clock. The Rev. Whiteneck, pastor of the Friends church, will officiate. Burial will be made in the Zion cemetery near Honduras.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XXII. Number 86.   Wednesday, April 9, 1924.   p. 1, col. 3.

[gravestone of Charles and Verna Wolfe] 32. Row 4, Marker 3:
WOLFE Charles A. 1882-1960 Verna 1886-1971
[polished red granite vertical on red granite base on concrete footing]

Charles A. Wolfe Dies at Age of 77
  Charles A. Wolfe, 77, died at 4 a.m. today at his home in Kingsland.
  A native of Adams County, Mr. Wolf[e] was born Nov. 23, 1882, to Joseph and Artimissa Wolfe. His marriage to Verna Norris, who survives, took place Oct. 6, 1906, at Decatur.
  Mr. Wolfe was a retired farmer.
  Surviving, in addition to the wife, are five sons, Kenneth and Luvere, both of Yoder, Roy of Fort Wayne, Andrew of Kokomo and Donald of Hudson; a daughter, Mrs. Earl Myers of Tocsin; three brothers, George of Fort Wayne, William of Decatur and Lloyd of Monroe; three sister[s], Mrs. Chester Howard and Mrs. Nathan Andrews, both of Decatur, and Mrs. Joseph Schmitt of Carlton, Mich.; 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
  An infant son, three sisters and a brother are deceased.
  Mrs. John Fulk and Mrs. Emma Liby, both of Bluffton, are sisters- in-law of Mr. Wolfe.
  The body is at the Elzey Funeral Home at Ossian, where friends may call after noon Friday.
  Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. Fred Pflugh officiating. Burial will be in the Zion Cemetery in Adams County.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXX No. 175   Thursday, May 26, 1960   p. 1, col. 7.

Verna Wolfe is taken by death
  Mrs. Verna Wolfe, 84, of route 2, Ossian, widow of Charles Wolfe, died at 8:30 a.m. this morning at the Fort Wayne Lutheran hospital. She had been ill six weeks.
  She was born in Adams county on July 25, 1886, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marcellus Norris, and was married to Charles Wolfe on October 6, 1906. Her husband preceded her in death.
  Surviving are five sons, Kenneth and Luverne of Yoder; Roy and Donald, of Fort Wayne; and Andrew of Kokomo; one daughter, Mrs. Earl (Violet) Myers of Tocsin; two sisters, Mrs. Reuben (Alice) Smith of Decatur, and Mrs. John (Nora) Folk (sic) of Bluffton; 14 grandchildren and six great- grandchildren.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXIX NO. 104.   Monday, May 3, 1971   p. 1, col. 5 & 6.

Mrs. Verna Wolfe Of Kingsland Dies
  Mrs. Verna Wolfe, 84, of Kingsland, Ossian Route 2, widow of Charles Wolfe, died at 8:31 a.m. today at Lutheran Hospital, where she had been a patient six weeks.
  Born July 25, 1886 in Adams County, she was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marcellus Norris. Mr. Wolfe preceded her in death May 26, 1960.
  Mrs. Wolfe attended the Ossian Nazarene Church.
  Surviving are five sons, Kenneth and Luvere, both of Yoder, Roy and Donald, both of Fort Wayne, and Andrew of Kokomo; a daughter, Mrs. Earl (Violet) Myers of Tocsin; two sisters, Mrs. John (Nora) Fulk of Bluffton and Mrs. Reuben (Alice) Smith of Decatur, 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
  Friends may call after 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Elzey Funeral Home at Ossian, where services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Rev. Frank Garton will officiate and burial will be in the Zion Cemetery at Honduras.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXXI No. 154   Monday, May 3, 1971   p. 1, col. 6.

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[gravestone of Philip, Margaret, and Rosa Zaugg] 33. Row 4, Marker 4:
ZAUGG Phillip 1865-1936 Margaret 1876-1917 Rosa 1865-1947
[polished faced gray granite vertical on gray granite base on gravel, leaning forward]

DEATH CLAIMS PHILIP ZAUGG
Lifelong Resident Of Adams County Dies Last Night
  Philip Zaugg, 71, lifelong resident of Adams county, died at his home four miles east of Monroe last night at 11:45. Death was due to complications and paralysis.
  He was born in this county April 21, 1865, the son of Daniel and Elizabeth Shifferly Zaugg and was a member of the St. Luke's Reformed church.
  Surviving are a second wife, Mrs. Rosa Zaugg and the following children: Irwin Zaugg, of Tocsin; Mrs. Mary Hanni, Monroe; Mrs. Erma Hanni, Geneva and William Zaugg, at home.
  Two sisters, Mrs. Jonah Hoffman, Decatur and Mrs. Emma Erhart, west of Monroe; two half brothers, Daniel and William Stepple (sic), a half sister Sarah Steppler (sic) and nine grandchildren also survive.
  Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the home and at 2 o'clock at the church, with the Rev. H. H. Meckstroth officiating.
  Burial will be made in the Zion cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXXIV. No. 158.   Friday, July 3, 1936.   p. 1, col. 4.

PHILIP ZAUGG, 71, DIES NEAR MONROE
FATHER OF ERVIN ZAUGG, OF TOCSIN, PASSES AWAY AT HOME THURSDAY P.M.
  Philip Zaugg, 71, died at 11:45 p.m. Thursday at his home east of Monroe of complications of paralysis after a serious illness of one week.
  Mr. Zaugg was born in Adams county March 13, 1865, to Daniel and Elizabeth Shiffley Zaugg and was a resident of Adams county all of his life.
  He is survived by his second wife, formerly Rosie Marty, and children by his first marriage, Ervin Zaugg, of Tocsin; Mrs. Mary Hanni, of Monroe, Mrs. Emma Hanni, of Geneva, and William Zaugg, at home.
  Two sisters surviving are Mrs. Jonah Huffman, near Decatur, and Mrs. Jule Erhart, near Bluffton; half-brothers, Daniel and William Steppler, both near Decatur, and one half-sister, Miss Sarah Stepler, near Decatur.
  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the home and at 8 p.m. at the St. Luke's Evangelical and Reformed church in charge of Rev. H. H. Meckstroth. Burial will be in the Zion cemetery.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. VII. No. 208.   Friday, July 3, 1936   p. 3, col. 4.

Mrs. Rosie Zaugg Is Taken By Death
Funeral Services Sunday Afternoon
  Mrs. Rosie Zaugg, 81, lifelong resident of Adams county, died Friday afternoon at the home of a stepdaughter, Mrs. Milton Hanni, at Monroe. Death was caused by complications following an illness of three years.
  She was born in Adams county Nov. 8, 1865, a daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Martin. Her husband, Philip Zaugg, preceded her in death.
  She was a member of St. Luke's Evangelical and Reformed church.
  Also surviving are another stepdaughter, Mrs. Frank Hanni of Keystone, two stepsons, Erwin Zaugg of Ossian and William Zaugg of Decatur, and one sister, Mrs. Oscar Schafer of Columbia City.
  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p. m. Sunday at the St. Luke's Evangelical and Reformed church, with the Rev. H. H. Meckstroth officiating. Burial will be in Zion cemetery in Kirkland township. The body will remain at the Jahn funeral home in Bluffton until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XLV. No. 240.   Saturday, October 11, 1947   p. 1, col. 3.

MRS. ROSIE ZAUGG ANSWERS SUMMONS
  Mrs. Rosie Zaugg, 81, three miles east of Monroe, died at 2:35 p.m. Friday at the home of a stepdaughter, Mrs. Milton Hannah of Monroe, following an illness of three years. Death was due to infirmities of age.
  Born November 8, 1865, in Adams county, the decedent was the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Hass Martin. Her marriage in 1916 in Columbia City was to Philip Zaugg, who is deceased.
  Surviving are two stepsons, Ervin Zaugg, Ossian route, and William Zaugg, of Decatur; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Milton Hannah, of Monroe, and Mrs. Frank Hannah, of Keystone, and a sister, Mrs. Oscar Schaffer, of Columbia City.
  The body was taken to the Jahn funeral home, where it will remain until services at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the St. Lukes Evangelical and Reformed church, of which Mrs. Zaugg was a member. Rev. H. H. Meckstroth will be in charge of the services, and burial will be in the Zion cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XVIII. No. 290.   Saturday, October 11, 1947   p. 1, col. 8.

[gravestone of Harrison Sudduth] 34. Row 4, Marker 5:
Harrison SUDDUTH Co. C. 126th O.V.I. [Ohio Volunteer Infantry] 1841-1908
[white marble slab with US flag in GAR 1861-1865 star holder. Old stone between rows 4 and 5, used as footstone for newer Row 5 gravestone (zc0508).]

gap of four or five lots

[gravestone of George, Anna, Eliza Nelson and Emma A Lambert] 35. Row 4, Marker 6:
George NELSON Died Dec. 7, 1887 Aged 32y. 9m. 5d.
Anna Wife of G. Nelson Died Apr. 22, 1900 Aged 42y. 2m. 15d.
Eliza C.E. NELSON Died Feb. 8, 1888 Aged 1y. 3m. 8d.
Emma A. LAMBERT Died Apr. 21, 1895 Aged 9d.
[white marble cylindrical column with round base and ornate cap on formed concrete base]

apparent grassy drive with slight jog of row to east

[gravestone of Hannah Diehl] 36. Row 4, Marker 7:
Hannah wife of Wm. DIEHL Died Jan 31 1891 Aged 71Y 7M 16D.
[faint nine line inscription on north side of gray marble base under gray marble shaft with ornate cap]

[gravestone of David, Alice, and Jessie Sovine] 37. Row 4, Marker 8:
SOVINE David L. 1851-1931 Alice 1851-1924 Jessie their dau 1883-1919
[polished face of red granite upright on gray granite base]

MRS. DAVID SOVINE DIES SUNDAY MORNING
FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD TUESDAY AFTERNOON AT HONDURAS CHURCH.
  Mrs. David L. Sovine, 72 years old, died Sunday morning at 10 o'clock at her home near Honduras, of infirmities due to her advanced age. She was formerly Alice L. Houck, a daughter of Henry Houck and Nancy Cronk Houck.
  She was born in Mahoning county, Ohio, on August 26, 1851. Her marriage to Mrs. Sovine took place in French township, Adams county, on September 1, 1872. The husband survives.
  Children born to their union were: Otto and Jessie May Sovine, both deceased; Henry Sovine, Sturgis, Mich.; D. V. Sovine, Bunker Hill; Alva Sovine, Jonesboro; Robert K. Sovine, Honduras; Mrs. Urban Hawk, Fort Wayne; Mrs. William Michaels, Monroe.
  A brother, George Houck, lives at Peterson. Four sisters and a brother who are deceased are: Mrs. Mary Roeger; Curtis Houck; Mrs. Anna Bowman; Rose Houck; Mrs. Effie Stoutenberry.
  Nine grandchildren and one great grandchild survive.
  Mrs. Sovine was a member of the Zion church.
  Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Honduras church, with Rev. Gleason in charge. Interment will be made at Honduras.
Bluffton Evening News   Thirty-Second Year. No. 261.   Monday, August 4, 1924.   p. 1, col. 3.

MISS JESSIE SOVINE CALLED BY DEATH
PASSED AWAY TUESDAY EVENING FOLLOWING LONG PERIOD OF SICKNESS.
  Miss Jessie Mae Sovine, residing nine miles east of Bluffton, passed away Tuesday evening, at 8:30 o'clock following eight months of sickness caused by an abscess on the brain. She became seriously ill last Saturday.
  Born January 15, 1883, Miss Sovine was the daughter of David Lewis Sovine and Mrs. Alice Houck Sovine, and the time of her death she had attained the age of 36 years, 6 months and 20 days. Her entire life has been spent in Kirkland township, where she was born and raised.
  Surviving besides the father and mother are the following brothers and sister: Henry N. Sovine, Bronson, Mich.; Dan V. Sovine, Bunker Hill; Alva G. Sovine, Bluffton; Ora Belle Hawk, Geneva; Robert K. Sovine, at home; and Mrs. Goldie Michaels, Monroe, R. R. 3. Miss Sovine was a member of the Christian Union Church at Honduras.
  The funeral will be at the Honduras church at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon in charge of Rev. Pease.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening News   Twenty-Seventh Year, No. 262.   Wednesday, August 6, 1919.   p. 1, col. 2.

JESSIE SOVINE, 36, DIED LAST EVENING
SISTER OF ALVA SOVINE, OF BLUFFTON, HAD BEEN SICK EIGHT MONTHS.
  Miss Jessie Sovine, aged thirty-six years, died at 8:30 o'clock last evening at her home, nine miles east of the city, in Adams county. She had been sick for eight months and had been serious only since last Saturday. Death was due to an abscess of the brain.
  Jessie Mae Sovine was born in Kirkland township, Adams county, January 15, 1883, the daughter of David Lewis and Alice Houck Sovine. She was a member of the Christian Union church of Honduras, and was respected in the community.
  Surviving are the parents and the following brothers and sisters: Henry N. Sovine, Bronson, Mich.; David V. Sovine, Bunker Hill, Ind.; Alva G. Sovine, city; Ora Belle Hauk, Geneva; Robert K. Sovine, at home, and Goldie L. Michaels, Monroe, Ind.
  The funeral will be preached at Honduras Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. Payne.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening Banner   Vol. XIX , No. 215.   Wednesday, August 6, 1919   p. 1, col. 6.

[gravestone of Corwin Sovine] 38. Row 4, Marker 9:
Corwin D. SOVINE Jan. 21, 1902 Feb 1, 1902
[carved gray marble slant on concrete base]

[gravestone of Oto Sovine] 39. Row 4, Marker 10:
Oto son of D M _ SOVINE Died Nov 16, 18__ Aged 4y 1m 12d.
[gray marble shaft on gray marble base on concrete base on concrete footing]

gap

[gravestone of Della Hartman] 40. Row 4, Marker 11:
Della J. wife of W.D. HARTMAN 1873-1903
[red granite vertical with polished top and face on red granite base]

evergreen tree

[gravestone of Samuel Captain] 41. Row 4, Marker 12:
Samuel L. son of John & Mary CAPTAIN Died July 29, 1895 Aged 7m. 4d.
An angel came to earth and ...
[first half of three line text on gray marble slab on concrete footing]

  John E. Captain, an Adams county farmer of many years' standing, and one, too, who has been successful in farming, has sold his home near Honduras and purchased a tract of land in Wells county, three miles east of Bluffton, to which place he is moving, with a view of making that his future home.
Decatur Democrat.   VOLUME XLIIII. NUMBER 38   Thursday, November 29, 1900.   p. 1, col. 3.

gap of three or four lots

[gravestone of Aline and Gideon Bowman] 42. Row 4, Marker 13:
Aline wife of Gideon BOWMAN
["Kelley's, Geneva, Ind." on south side of marble base]
Gideon BOWMAN Died Aug. 25, 1896? Aged 71Y.
[north side inscription, three line faint text on top of beveled chisel shaped white marble on white marble base and formed concrete base]
1  160  Bowman Gideon      W  M  56           1  Farmer                  Ohio
2              Aline       W  F  44  Wife  -  1  Keeping House           Ohio  France  France 
3              Isaac J.    W  M  25  Son   1     Farmer                  Ind.  O       O 
4              William E.  W  M  21  Son   1     Work on Farm            Ind.  O       O 
5              Elisebeth A.W  F  20  Dau   1     Assist at Keeping House Ind.  O       O 
6              Lorretta    W  F  16  D     1                             Ind.  O       O 
7              Nettie C.   W  F   8  Dau   1                             Ind.  O       O 
Census: 1880 IN Adams County French Township p. 19, Supervisor's Dist No. 6, Enumeration Dist No. 197. __ June 1880 Peter H. Weldy, Enumerator. (Series: T9 Roll: 264 Page: 125)

MRS. GIDEON BOWMAN DIED AT AGE OF 91
AGED LADY PASSED AWAY ON MONDAY NIGHT NEAR HONDURAS.
  Mrs. Aline Bowman, aged 91, died Monday midnight, at her home south of Honduras, from infirmities of age.
  She was a daughter of Charles and Julia Sautbine, and was born December 11, 1833. Her husband, Gideon Bowman, preceded her in death, as did a daughter, Mrs. Augustine Durr. Children surviving are Isaac Bowman and W. A. Bowman, of Adams County; Mrs. Eliza Davenport, wife of Dr. Davenport, and Loretta Rundell, of Craigville, and Miss Nettie Bowman, at home. A sister, Mrs. Julia Earl, lives in Minnesota. There are 22 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
  The funeral will be held Thursday at 1:30 at Honduras, in charge of Rev. Schroer.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening News.   Twenty-Third Year, No. 105.   Tuesday, February 2, 1915.   p. 1, col. 5.
Bluffton Chronicle.   Volume 48. No. 30.   Wednesday, February 3, 1915   p. 1, col. 5.

Row 5:   (28 stones, including metal marker)


[gravestone of Leona Sovine] 43. Row 5, Marker 1:
Leona dau. of A. &. I. SOVINE Died Apr. 8, 1921 Aged 4M. 17D.
[gray granite slab in concrete]

SOVINE BABY PASSED AWAY EARLY TODAY
  Leona Irene Sovine, four months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Amos Sovine, living one mile north and nine miles east of Bluffton, died at 12:30 o'clock this morning. She had been sick since birth.
  Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Saturday morning at the home with Rev. Payne, of Craigville, in charge. Burial will be at the Zion cemetery.
Bluffton Evening News   Twenty-Ninth Year, No. 161.   Friday, April 8, 1921   p. 1, col. 6.

[gravestone of Ida Sovine] 44. Row 5, Marker 2:
Ida SOVINE 1898-1925
[small gray granite block on concrete footing]

MRS. AMOS SOVINE DIES AT DECATUR HOSPITAL
SUCCUMBS FRIDAY AFTERNOON TO DROPSY AND BRIGHT'S DISEASE.
  Mrs. Ida Sovine, age 27 years, wife of Amos Sovine, died at the Adams County Memorial hospital at 12:10 o'clock Friday afternoon. Death was due to dropsy and Bright's disease. Mrs. Sovine had been ill for the last four months and had been at the hospital for two months.
  Ida Brunner Sovine was born in Monroe township, Adams county, July 1, 1898. She was a daughter of Lewis A. Brunner, who resided in Monroe township. She was married to Mr. Sovine six years ago next October. They moved to Decatur last December from Lynn. Mrs. Sovine is survived by her husband; two children, Mildred Eleanor, age 3 years, and Glen, Jr., age four months; her father; four sisters, Mrs. Lilly Sapp, of near Berne, Mrs. Levina Mullen, of Van Wert, Ohio, Lydia and Della Brunner, both at home; and four brothers, William, Harvey, Albert and Clarence, all at home.
Bluffton Evening News   Thirty-Third Year, No. 822 [s/b No. 282]   Saturday, August 29, 1925   p. 2, col. 3.

[gravestone of Amos Sovine] 45. Row 5, Marker 3:
Amos SOVINE May 15, 1885 July 27, 1968
[white marble block on concrete footing]

Amos Sovine dies early this morning
  Amos Sovine, 83, a former resident of Decatur, died at 5 a.m. today at the Friendly nursing home at Huntington. He had been ill for the past six weeks.
  He was born in Adams county May 15, 1885, a son of Jonathan and Elizabeth Ann Hower-Sovine, and was married to Ida Brunner Oct. 4, 1919. His wife preceded him in death Aug. 25, 1925.
  Mr. Sovine was a member of the Church of the Nazarene. He had lived in Huntington for the past 13 years.
  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Charles (Mildred) Wagner of Huntington route 4; one son, Glen Donnel of Van Wert, O., two brothers, David Sovine of Pleasant Mills, and Joseph Sovine of Craigville; and six grandchildren. One daughter, four brothers and one sister are deceased.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Church of the Nazarene, with Rev. Wilmer Watson and Rev. C.E. Lykins officiating. Burial will be in the Honduras cemetery. Friends may call at the Zwick funeral home after 7 p.m. today, and at the church from 1 p.m. Monday until time of the services. Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXVI NO. 177.   Saturday, July 27, 1968   p. 1, col. 8.

[gravestone of Mildred and Charles Wagner] 46. Row 5, Marker 4:
WAGNER Mildred E 1922-____ Charles R. 1918-1996
[red granite slant on red granite base on concrete footing]

Obituaries
Charles R. Wagner
  Charles R. Wagner, 77, Huntington, died Friday at home. Among survivors are his wife, the former Mildred E. Sovine, a onetime Decatur resident; three sons; two brothers; and two sisters.
  Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Myers Funeral Home, Huntington, with burial in Zion Cemetery, Adams County. Visiting hours are 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. XCIV, NO. 101   Saturday, April 27, 1996   p. 2, col. 1.

Obituaries
Charles R. Wagner, 77
  Recipient of two Purple Hearts, World War II Army veteran Charles R. Wagner, 77, of Huntington, died at 1 p.m. Friday at his home.
  Born Sept. 8, 1918 in Putman (sic) County, Ohio, he was the son of William T. and Mary Spitnale Wagner. He married Mildred E. Sovine, who survives, on Nov. 21, 1941 in Decatur.
  He was the grounds and building superintendent for Huntington College from 1961 to 1974. He was also a member of the Charity Baptist Church in Huntington where he served as a deacon.
  Other survivors include three sons, Rev. Russell Wagner of Huntington, Jerry W. Wagner of Sarasota, Fla., and Kenny L. Wagner of Cincinnati, Ohio; two brothers, Mark Wagner of Traverse City, Mich., and Arlo Wagner of Cloverdale, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. James (Clara- belle) Lewis of Peru and Eunice Ross of Fulton; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
  Calling will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel, Huntington where services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday with Rev. Richard Frederick officiating.
  Burial will be in Zion Cemetery in Adams County.
  Preferred memorials are contributions to Charity Baptist Church, 6000 Old US 24, Huntington, Ind. 46750.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. 67 No. 151   Saturday, April 27, 1996   p. 3, col. 1.

[gravestone of Albert and Mary Sudduth] 47. Row 5, Marker 5:
SUDDUTH Albert M. 1882-1971 Mary E. 1880-1942
[polished top of small red granite block on concrete footing]

Albert M. Sudduth dies this morning
  Albert M. Sudduth, 88, a lifelong resident of Adams county, at 7 a.m. today at the Cooper rest home, where he had been a patient for the past year.
  He was born in Adams county July 27, 1882, a son of Harrison and Hannah Nichols-Sudduth, and was married to Mary Elizabeth Logan Oct. 11, 1902. His wife preceded him in death April 10, 1942.
  Mr. Sudduth, a member of the Church of the Nazarene, was a retired painter and paper hanger and Krick-Tyndall Co. employe.
  Surviving are three sons, Sylvester E. Sudduth of Leo, Harvey M. Sudduth of Wolcottville, and Walter N. Sudduth of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two sisters (sic)[?], Mrs. Harvey (Melvina) Brunner and Mrs. James (Margaret) Ritter, both of Decatur; one sister, Mrs. Charles (Carrie) Brown of Decatur; a brother, Walter Sudduth of Decatur; 22 grandchildren and 57 great- grandchildren. One son and one daughter are deceased.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Zwick funeral home, with Rev. Wilmer Watson and Rev. Cloyce Cunningham officiating. Burial will be in the Zion cemetery at Honduras. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LXIX No. 23.   Thursday, January 28, 1971   p. 1, col. 5.

evergreen tree, concrete urns

[gravestone of Samuel Sudduth] 48. Row 5, Marker 6:
Samuel D. E. son of M. & H. SUDDUTH Died Sept. 15, 1901 Aged 21 Yrs. 7m's. 11ds.
[gray stone slab in concrete base being heaved by tree trunk]

[gravestone of Mary Coffelt] 49. Row 5, Marker 7:
Mary E. [inscription on curved top]
dau. of H & M COFFELT Apr. 11,1891 Aug 2, 1892 [gray stone slab in concrete base]

gap

[gravestone of Harrison and Hanna Sudduth] 50. Row 5, Marker 8:
Harrison SUDDUTH Co. C. 126th O.V.I. 1841-1908 Hanna his wife 1847-1926 SUDDUTH
[gray granite vertical on gray granite base on concrete footing west of older stone listed in Row 4 (zc0405)]

Suddeuth, Harrison 126th Inf. Co. C
The Roster of Union Soldiers 1861 -1865 Ohio M552-103 -- M552-122 ..., Edited by Janet B. Hewett   Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 1999. p. 52.

No. of certificate. Name of pensioner. Post-office address. Cause for which pensioned. Monthly rate. Dale of original allowance.
75,735 Sudduth, Harrison Decatur g. s. w. l. thigh $6.00 .....
United States Pension Bureau, List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883; ... Vol. IV.   Washington, 1883. reprinted Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1970. p. 3.

AGED DECATUR LADY EXPIRES
Mrs. Hannah Sudduth Dies at 10:30 o'Clock Last Evening
  Ms. Hannah Sudduth, 79, died at the home of her son, Walter Sudduth, in this city at 10:30 o'clock last night. Mrs. Sudduth had been suffering for several years from tuberculosis. She had been a resident of Adams county for 52 years.
  The deceased was born in Cadiz, Ohio, in 1847. She was the mother of 11 children, eight of whom are still living. Her husband preceded her in death 18 years ago. Besides the children one brother, Saumel (sic) Nichols, of Columbus, O., survives.
  The following children survive: Flora DeVinney, Elias Sudduth, William Sudduth, Carrie Brown, and Margaret Grim, all of Decatur; Albert Sudduth, Walter Sudduth of near Decatur and Lyde Elzy of Ossian.
  Funeral services will be held from the home at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon and from the Christian Union church at Honduras at 2:30 o'clock. Reverend Miller of the Christian Union church and Reverend Ball of the Decatur Church of God will have charge.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXIV. Number 110.   Saturday, May 8, 1926.   p. 1, col. 5.

gap of one or two lots

evergreen tree

[gravestone of Ada Hower] 51. Row 5, Marker 9:
Ada dau. of B.F. & S. HOWER 1892
[small gray granite thick slab]

[gravestone of May Brunner] 52. Row 5, Marker 10:
M,a,y B,R,U,NNER __31-1931 Gillige & Doan Service
[loose type in metal grave marker by tree trunk]
Melvena Z. Sudduth (20 Jan 1913 - 20 Apr 1976), daughter of Albert Maywood Sudduth and Mary Elizabeth Logan Sudduth, married 25 Nov 1930 Harvey Brunner (11 Mar 1908 - 1 Oct 1971)

[gravestone of infant boy Hower] 53. Row 5, Marker 11:
Infant son of B.F. & S. HOWER Died ____
[gray marble slab buried in ground]

[gravestone of Raymond Hower] 54. Row 5, Marker 12:
Raymond HOWER 1897-1917
[small gray granite block with curved top]
Raymond Hower (b. 6 Apr 1897 Wells Co. IN), son of Benjamin Franklin Hower and Susan Baum Hower

[gravestone of B. F. and Susan Hower] 55. Row 5, Marker 13:
B.F. HOWER 1859-1926 Susan his wife 1857-1921
[polished face of gray granite vertical on gray granite base]

B. S. HOWER DIES AT COLUMBIA CITY
DECEASED A FORMER CRAIGVILLE RESIDENT--BURIAL SUNDAY AT HONDURAS
  Relatives at Craigville received word of the death of B. S. Hower, of Columbia City, who died Friday afternoon at 3:40 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. N. Hoover. Death was caused by paralysis. Mr. Hower, formerly lived in Craigville where he ran a general store. He later moved to Plymouth, Indiana, where he lived until going to the home of his daughter. He also lived in Ossian for a time. Children surviving are Mrs. R. N. Hoover, of Columbia City; Mrs. Frank [Gertha M. Hower] Myers, of Craigville; Mrs. Sadie Rogers, of South Whitley, and Herbert Hower of South Whitley.
  Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Zion C. U. church at Honduras. Burial will be made at Honduras.
Bluffton Evening News   Thirty-Fourth Year, No. 210   Saturday, June 5, 1926   p. 1, col. 7.

MRS. B. F. HOWER IS CLAIMED BY DEATH
FORMER CRAIGVILLE WOMAN PASSED AWAY AT PLYMOUTH.
  The death of Mrs. Susan Hower, 64 years of age, a former Craigville resident, wife of B. F. Hower, occurred Thursday night, June 30th, at Plymouth, Ind. She had suffered a long illness. Surviving besides the husband are two daughters, Mrs. R. N. Hoover, of Ossian, and Mrs. Frank Meyer, of Honduras, Adams County.
Bluffton Evening News   Twenty-Ninth Year, No. 233.   Saturday, July 2, 1921   p. 1, col. 6.

apparent grassy driveway separating row with large jog to east toward road

[gravestone of Lola and Hervey Parrish] 56. Row 5, Marker 14:
PARRISH Lola B. 1886-1980 Hervey S. 1886-1945
[white marble slant on white marble base on concrete footing]

Lola B. Parrish
  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in D.O. McComb   Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, for Adams County native Lola B. Parrish, 93, of route 2, Howe, who died at 8:15 p.m. Monday in LaGrange County Hospital, LaGrange.
  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. James Wire, Howe, and Mrs. Glen Patterson, Fort Wayne; and a son, Keith, Fort Wayne.
  Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in Zion Cemetery, Monroe.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXVIII, NO. 109   Wednesday, May 7, 1980   p. 2, col. 4.

[gravestone of unknown] 57. Row 5, Marker 15:
[no inscription on small gray marble slab on concrete footing]


[gravestone of William Burkhead] 58. Row 5, Marker 16:
William E. son of J. & E. BURKHEAD Died Sept. 12, 1881 Aged 3y 10m. 26d.
[carved gray marble slab on concrete base]

concrete planter

[gravestone of Harold Bentz] 59. Row 5, Marker 17:
Harold A. Inf. son of F. & R.E. BENTZ Born & Died Apr. 18, 1910
[small red granite slant on concrete base]

[gravestone of Hibbard and Ruth High] 60. Row 5, Marker 18:
HIGH Hibbard H. 1894-1952 Ruth F. 1891-1971
[rose colored granite vertical on rose colored base]

H. H. High Dies Of Heart Attack
  H. H. High, 57, of Kirkland township, Adams county, native of Bluffton, died at 6:45 p.m. Monday at his home, following a heart attack.
  He was the son of Henry and Carrie Yager High and was born in Bluffton on July 18, 1894.
  He was married to Ruth Crum in Adams county on March 8, 1916. His wife survives.
  Surviving, also are one son, Robert High, of Kirkland township, a sister, Mrs. Albert Colchin, of Decatur and a brother, Luster Yager, of Ossian.
  The deceased was engaged in farming. He was a member of the Moose Lodge at Decatur and was a member of the St. John's Evangelical and Reformed church of Vera Cruz. He had lived in Adams county for 40 years.
  He was a former trustee of Kirkland township, and was known also as an auctioneer.
  The body will be returned this evening from the Jahn funeral home to the residence where friends may call after 7 p.m.
  Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the St. John's Evangelical and Reformed church at Vera Cruz. Burial will be in the Zion cemetery in Kirkland township. Rev. H. H. Meckstroth will officiate.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXII No. 158   Tuesday, May 6, 1952   p. 1, col. 2.

Mrs. Ruth S. High is taken by death
  Mrs. Ruth S. High, 79, widow of Hibbard H. High, a lifelong resident of Adams county, was found dead Tuesday evening at her home on Decatur route 4. She had been ill for several years and was believed to have died about 6 a.m. of a heart seizure.
  Born in Adams county Nov. 6, 1891, she was a daughter of Frank and Emma Ehle-Crum, and was married to Hibbard H. High March 8, 1916. Her husband preceded her in death May 5, 1952.
  Mrs. High was a member of the St. John's United Church of Christ at Vera Cruz.
  Surviving are one son, Robert High of Decatur route 4; one brother, Oscar B. Crum of Fort Wayne, and a granddaughter.
  Funeral rites will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Goodwin funeral home in Bluffton, with Rev. John Dulin officiating. Burial will be in Zion cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXIX NO. 22.   Wednesday, January 27, 1971   p. 1, col. 3.

Attack Fatal to Mrs. H. H. High
  Mrs. Ruth F. High, 79, of Decatur Route 4, widow of Hibbard H. High, was found dead by her son, Robert High of Decatur Route 4, at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at her home. It is believed that death, due to a heart attack, occurred at 6 a.m. Tuesday. She had been in ill health several years.
  A native of Adams County, she was born Nov. 6, 1891, a daughter of Frank and Emma Ehle Crum. Her marriage to Mr. High, who died in 1952, took place March 8, 1916 in Adams County.
  Mrs. High was a member of the St. John United Church of Christ at Vera Cruz.
  Surviving, in addition to the son, are a brother, Oscar B. Crum of Fort Wayne, and a granddaughter.
  Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Goodwin Funeral Home, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday. Rev. John Dulin will officiate and burial will be in the Zion Cemetery in Adams County.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXXI No. 72   Wednesday, January 27, 1971   p. 3, col. 3.

[gravestone of Richard High] 61. Row 5, Marker 19:
Richard son of H.H. & R.F. HIGH 1917-1928
[red granite block]

H. H. HIGH'S SON IS KILLED IN FALL OFF PONY
11-YEAR-OLD ADAMS COUNTY BOY IS VICTIM OF ACCIDENT.
  Richard High, 11, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. High, one mile east of Honduras, in Adams county, died this morning at 11 o'clock of injuries received two hours before when a pony he was riding stumbled over a hog, throwing the boy.
  The boy never regained consciousness. Examination revealed that he had suffered a concussion of the
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H. H. HIGH'S SON
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brain on the left side of his head and a punctured lung. Dr. Grandstaff, of Preble, and Dr. Smith, of Decatur, were hurriedly summoned, but medical aid was futile.
  Just how the injuries were inflicted will never be known as the only witness to the tragedy was Richard's little 5-year-old brother, Robert. It is thought likely that the pony fell on Richard after tumbling. The animal was an exceptionally tame one.
  Richard was in the act of driving colts across a field when the accident happened. His brother, seeing the accident, ran at once to his mother, who was first to her son's assistance. An uncle, Jesse Crum, was also there at the time.
  The parents and the little brother survive. The mother was formerly Miss Ruth Crum, daughter of Mrs. Frank Crum, with whom the High family lives.
  Funeral service plans had not been completed late this afternoon.
Bluffton Evening News   Thirty-Sixth Year, 267   Saturday, August 11, 1928   p. 1, col. 6; p. 3, col. 7 & 8.

concrete planter

[gravestone of Lawrence Jahn] 62. Row 5, Marker 20:
Lawrence E. son of M & E JAHN Died Apr. 29, 1889 Aged 6 mo. 28 ds

[gravestone of John and Catherine Walter] 63. Row 5, Marker 21:
Our Father and Mother
Dearest .../... Deeply Led/... God .../...All Our ...
[east side inscription]
John A WALTER Died Jan 10 1891 Aged 68y 2m. 28d.
[north side inscription on white marble shaft pedestal with cap and double base on concrete base]
Catherine wife of J.A. Walter Died May 31, 1892 Aged 79y. 6m. 6d.

[gravestone of Paul and Clara Seesenguth] 64. Row 5, Marker 22:
SEESENGUTH Paul L. 1884-1934 Clara 1888-1963
[brown granite slant on gray granite base on concrete footing]

Mrs. Seesenguth Dies; Ill 5 Years
  Mrs. Clara Belle Seesenguth, 74, of Bluffton Route 4 died at 9:45 p.m. Saturday at the Clinic Hospital. Death was attributed to carcinoma. She had been ill five years.
  A native of Adams County, she was born June 3, 1888, a daughter of Albert and Augusta Bovine Walter. Her marriage was to Paul Seesenguth, who died in 1934.
  Mrs. Seesenguth was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bluffton.
  Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Louise Hoffman of Hartford City, Mrs. Cora Bower of Bryan, O., and Mrs. Grace Haggerty of Yuma, Ariz., and a number of nieces and nephews.
  Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the McBride Funeral Home with Rev. Earl Gross officiating. Burial will be in the Zion Cemetery at Honduras.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXXIII No. 79   Monday, February 4, 1963   p. 1, col. 5.

gap of one or two lots

concrete urn

[gravestone of Harvey Bowman] 65. Row 5, Marker 23:
son Harvey A. BOWMAN 1902-1929
[gray granite block]

HARVEY BOWMAN DIES SUNDAY
Well-Known Adams County Young Man Is Death's Victim
  Harvey A. Bowman, 27, died at the Lutheran hospital in Fort Wayne at 8:30 o'clock Sunday morning. Death was caused by a severe case of influenza which the deceased had been suffering for the past two weeks.
  His condition seemed to be greatly improved Saturday morning but in the afternoon he grew worse and was removed to the Lutheran hospital for treatment.
  Mr. Bowman was employed as a section worker for the Pennsylvania railroad company of Fort Wayne where he has resided for the past five years. Prior to that time he spent his entire life in this city and in Adams county.
  He was born May 10, 1902, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Bowman of west of Monroe. The mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Steigmeyer, together with a sister, Mrs. Josephine Baumgardner of this city, and a half-brother, Van Bowman of Monroe, survive the deceased. The father, Isaac Bowman, and two sisters preceded him in death.
  Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at the Winchester church southwest of Monroe at 2 o'clock. Friends and relatives will leave the home at 316 W. Williams street, Fort Wayne, Tuesday at 12 o'clock, where a short service will be held before going to the Winchester church. Rev. Kindle of Huntington will officiate at the services. Burial will be made in the Zion cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   [Vol. XXVII. No. 308.]   Monday, December 30, 1929.   p. 1, col. 4.

[gravestone of Mary Noffsinger] 66. Row 5, Marker 24:
Mary NOFFSINGER 1898-1923
[gray granite block on concrete footing]

[gravestone of Isaac Bowman] 67. Row 5, Marker 25:
Isaac BOWMAN 1853-1919

FUNERAL TODAY
Last Sad Rites Performed for Isaac J. Bowman, a Prominent Farmer of
FRENCH TOWNSHIP
Were Conducted This Afternoon--Deceased Was Sixty-six Years Old.
  Isaac J. Bowman, prominent farmer of French township, died Saturday afternoon at one o'clock from cancer of the liver. The deceased was born June 25, 1853, a son of Gideon Bowman, and at death was sixty-six years, four months and twenty-seven days of age.
  Mr. Bowman was twice married. His first wife was Miss Anna Houck, and a child from that marriage, survives, being Van B. Bowman. The widow, Mary Ellen Urick Bowman, from the second marriage, survives with two children, being Josie M. Baumgartner and Mary Frances Bowman. An infant born in the second marriage, is deceased.
  Funeral services for Mr. Bowman were conducted this afternoon at two o'clock from the Zion church with the Rev. Mr. Freeman and the Rev. Mr. Kindel officiating.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XVII. Number 149   Monday Evening, June 23, 1919.   p. 3, col. 3.

ISAAC J. BOWMAN DIED THIS NOON
WAS LIFE-LONG RESIDENT OF ADAMS COUNTY--RELATIVES IN WELLS.
  Isaac J. Bowman, living nine miles east of the city across the Adams county line died at noon today after an extended illness.
  Mr. Bowman was 72 years of age and was born in French township, Adams county, the son of Gideon Bowman.
  The following children survive: Van Bowman, Adams county; Mrs. Art Baumgartner, Decatur; Mary at home; Harvey, at home; one child died in infancy. Besides the wife the following brothers and sisters survive: Mrs. E. Randall, Lancaster township, and Mrs. E. P. Davenport, Craigville; Mrs. Frank Randall, Lancaster township and Mrs. Nettie Shaffer. Mrs. Dan T. Brinneman this city is a niece.
  Mr. Bowman was a staunch member of the Zion church.
  Funeral arrangements had not been completed at a late hour.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening Banner   Vol. XIX, No. 177.   Saturday, June 21, 1919   p. 1, col. 5.

[gravestone of girl Bowman] 68. Row 5, Marker 26:
Dau. of I.J. & M.E. BOWMAN Feb. 14, 1912
[gray marble slab on gray marble base]

[gravestone of Anna Bowman] 69. Row 5, Marker 27:
Anna, wife of I.J. BOWMAN Died Aug. 3, 1892 Aged 30Y. 2M. 10D.
[gray marble shaft with cap and base on concrete base and footing]

[gravestone of John, Rosella, Raymond, and Lloyd Stoutenberry] 70. Row 5, Marker 28:
STOUTENBERRY son Lloyd 1895-1933 Father John D. 1870-1933 Rosella 1871-1960 Raymond 1892-1971
[polished red granite vertical on polished red granite base]

ADAMS COUNTY RESIDENT DIES
John D. Stoutenberry, Washington Township, Dies Early Today
  John D. Stoutenberry, 63, of Washington township, father of Mrs. Russell Owens and Marvin Stoutenberry of this city, died at his home at 5 o'clock this morning of heart trouble and pneumonia.
  Death followed a four weeks' illness. Mr. Stoutenberry had been a resident of Adams county for 50 years.
  He was born in Missouri on January 10, 1870, a son of Jacob and Mary Neff Stoutenberry, both deceased. On January 30, 1883, he was united in marriage to Rosella Sautbine, and five children were born to the union, four of whom survive.
  Surviving are the widow and four children, Raymond at home; Marvin, Decatur; Mrs. Dan Baumgartner of near Bluffton; Mrs. Russell Owens, Decatur; two brothers, J. Stoutenberry of Kirkland township, Paul Stoutenberry of Bluffton, and a sister, Dr. Elizabeth Conger of Indianapolis, and three grandchildren. A son, Lloyd, and a sister, Jennie Jacobs are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the home in Washington township and burial will be made in the Zion cemetery. Rev. E. L. Johnston of Decatur will officiate.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXXI. No. 286.   Tuesday, December 5, 1933.   p. 1, col. 4.

J. D. STOUTENBERRY DIES EARLY TODAY
DEATH COMES AT HIS HOME IN ADAMS COUNTY; FUNERAL THURSDAY.
  John D. Stoutenberry, 63, passed away at 5 o'clock this morning at his home, one-half mile east of Washington church in Adams county, following an illness for the past four weeks from heart trouble and pneumonia.
  Born in Sedalia, Mo., on Jan. 10, 1870, the deceased was a son of Jacob and Mary Neff Stoutenberry. His marriage to Miss Rosella Sautbine took place in Kirkland township, Adams county, on January 30, 1883.
  He lived part of his early life in Darke county, O., and came to Kirkland township, Adams county when a young man.
  Surviving are the widow and four children, Raymond Stoutenberry, at home; Marvin Stoutenberry, Decatur; Mrs. Daniel Baumgartner, near Bluffton; Mrs. Russell Owens, Decatur. One son, Lloyd Stoutenberry, is deceased. There are three grandchildren surviving.
  Brothers and sisters are Jay Stoutenberry, Adams county; Paul Stoutenberry, Bluffton; Dr. Elizabeth Conger, Indianapolis. One sister, Mrs. Jennie Jacobs, is deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 1:30 Thursday afternoon at the home, in charge of Rev. Johnston, Decatur. Burial will be in the Zion cemetery.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. V. No. 29.   Tuesday, December 5, 1933   p. 1, col. 4.

Mrs. Stoutenberry Dies This Morning
  Mrs. Rosella Stoutenberry, 88, lifelong resident of Adams county, residing four and one-half miles southwest of Decatur, died at 4:40 a.m. today at the Adams county memorial hospital. She had been ill one year and hospitalized for two weeks.
  She was born in Kirkland township July 25, 1871, a daughter of Isaac and Lucinda Bolinger-Sautbine, and was married to John D. Stoutenberry in 1892. Her husband preceded her in death Dec. 5, 1933.
  Mrs. Stoutenberry was a member of the Zion Christian Union church.
  Surviving are two sons, Raymond, at home, and Marvin, of Decatur route 3; two daughters, Mrs. Russell (Vera) Owens of Decatur, and Mrs. Dan (Anna) Baumgartner of Vera Cruz; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, William Sautbine of Decatur, and Roy Sautbine of Decatur route 4, and one sister, Mrs. Ada Hayberg of Nalker, Minn.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Zwick funeral home and at 2:30 p.m. at the St. Luke's Evangelical and Reformed church, the Rev. L. A. Minsterman officiating. Burial will be in the Zion cemetery at Honduras. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p. m. today until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LVIII. No. 120.   Friday, May 20, 1960.   p. 1, col. 2.

Mother of Vera Cruz Woman Dies
  Mrs. Rosella Stoutenberry, 88, lifelong resident of Adams County, residing 4 1/2 miles southwest of Decatur, died at 4:40 a.m. Friday at the Decatur Hospital. She had been ill one year and hospitalized for two weeks.
  She was born in Kirkland Twp. July 25, 1871, a daughter of Isaac and Lucinda Bolinger-Sautbine, and was married to John D. Stoutenberry in 1892. Her husband preceded her in death Dec. 5, 1933.
  Mrs. Stoutenberry was a member of the Zion Christian Union Church.
  Surviving are two sons, Raymond, at home, and Marvin, of Decatur route 3; two daughters, Mrs. Russell (Vera) Owens of Decatur, and Mrs. Dan (Anna) Baumgartner of Vera Cruz; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, William Sautbine of Decatur, and Roy Sautbine of Decatur route 4, and one sister, Mrs. Ada Hayberg of Nalker, Minn.
  Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Zwick Funeral Home and at 2:30 p.m. at the St. Luke's Evangelical and Reformed church. Rev. L. A. Minsterman officiating. Burial will be in the Zion cemetery at Honduras.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXX No. 171   Saturday, May 21, 1960   p. 1, col. 8.

FARMER DIES AT BLUFFTON
Floyd Stoutenberry Dies At Wells County Hospital Sunday
  Floyd (sic) (cf. gravestone & following obit.) Stoutenberry, 38, Adams County farmer died at 6 o'clock Sunday morning at the Wells County hospital. Death was due to penumonia (sic). He had been ill for three weeks.
  Mr. Stoutenberry was born in Kirkland township, March 28, 1895, a son of John and Sedalia Sautbine-Stoutenberry. He was a life long resident of Adams County, and made his home two miles south and one and a half mile west of Decatur. He was never married.
  Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Stoutenberry, two brothers, Marion of Decatur and Raymond, at home, and two sisters Mrs. Russell Owens of Decatur and Mrs. Samuel Baumgartner of Bluffton.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the home, southwest of Decatur, with the Rev. Johnston of Decatur, officiating. Burial will be made in the Zion Cemetery at Honduras.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXXI. No. 226.   Monday, September 25, 1933.   p. 1, col. 7.

LLOYD STOUTENBERRY DIES EARLY SUNDAY
YOUNG ADAMS COUNTY FARMER DIES OF PNEUMONIA AT HOSPITAL HERE.
  Lloyd Soutenberry (sic), 38, Adams county bachelor farmer, died of pneumonia at 6 o'clock Sunday morning at the Wells county hospital, this city, following an illness of three weeks.
  Born in Kirkland township, March 26, 1895, the deceased was a son of John and Sedalia Sautbine Stoutenberry, and was a lifelong resident of Adams county. His home at the time of his death was two miles south and one and one-half miles west of Decatur.
  Surviving are the parents, two brothers, Marion Stoutenberry, Decatur, and Raymond Stoutenberry, at home, and two sisters, Mrs. Russell Owes (sic), Decatur, and Mrs. Daniel Baumgartner, Bluffton.
  Funeral services will be held at the home at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, in charge of the Rev. Johnston, Decatur, and burial will be in Zion cemetery, Honduras.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. IV. No. 277.   Monday, September 25, 1933   p. 5, col. 3.

Raymond Stoutenberry is taken by death
  Raymond L. Stoutenberry, 79, a retired farmer, who resided at the Cooper rest home at Bluffton, died at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the home. He had been in serious condition the past three days.
  Mr. Stoutenberry was born on April 7, 1892, in Kirkland township, the son of John and Rosella Sautbine-Stoutenberry, and was never married.
  Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Russell (Vera M.) Owens of Decatur, and Mrs. Anna Baumgartner of Vera Cruz; one brother, Marvin O. Stoutenberry of route 3, and several nieces and nephews. One brother preceded him in death.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Winteregg-Linn funeral home, with Rev. John E. Dulin officiating. Burial will be in the Zion cemetery at Honduras. Friends may call at the Winteregg-Linn funeral home after 10 a.m. Sunday.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXIX NO. 127.   Saturday, May 29, 1971   p. 1, col. 2.

Row 6:   (25 stones)


[gravestone of Charles and Eva Estell] 71. Row 6, Marker 1:
ESTELL Charles L. 1874-1954 Eva E. 1878-1942
[red granite slant on gray granite base]

Chas. Estell Dies Thursday Afternoon
Funeral Services Monday Afternoon
  Charles Estell, 80, well known retired farmer of Washington township, died Thursday afternoon at the home of his brother, William Estell, in Morrow, Ohio.
  Mr. Estell suffered a stroke several months ago. He made his home with his brother following the death of his wife, Eva Estell, who died in 1942 from burns received in a stove explosion in her home.
  The body has been taken to the Vale Funeral home in Morrow and will be brought to the Monroe Methodist church Monday at 12 o'clock noon. It will lie in state in the church until 1:30 o'clock. Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Ralph Johnson, pastor. Burial will be in the Zion cemetery at Honduras.
  Besides the brother, his nearest relative is a niece, Mrs. Blanche Krick of this city, who is on her vacation. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Busche of Monroe street, former neighbors of the Estells, received word of the man's death last night.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LII. No. 196   Friday, August 20, 1954.   p. 1, col. 6.

Adams County Woman Fatally Burned Sunday
Mrs. Charles Estel Fire Victim, Husband Is Burned Seriously
  One dead and one seriously burned was the toll today of a strange stove explosion at the home of an aged couple near Monroe Sunday morning.
  With his wife, Eva, 63, dead from result of burns which she sustained when flaming gasoline spread over her entire body, Charles Estel, 68, of northwest of Monroe, was in a "fairly good" condition at the Adams county memorial hospital late today, suffering from burns and shock.
  Mrs. Estel died in the hospital at 1:15 p. m. Sunday from burns which she suffered in the fire about 10 a. m. Little hope was held for her recovery from the time she was admitted to the institution.
  Her entire body, head, hands and arms were badly burned, and only portions of her feet escaped from the burning gasoline.
  Mr. Estel suffered severe burns on the face and hands, which, coupled with his failing health have caused concern.
        Details Are Scant
  Since the two people lived alone in their home, two and one-half miles northwest of Monroe, details of the accident are meager.
  It is believed, however, that they were not starting a fire in the gasoline stove, as was first reported, when the accident occurred, it is thought that the couple had a fire in the kitchen range and Mrs. Estel was preparing to move the gasoline stove from the kitchen for the winter. When she lifted the gasoline tank from the stove, built-up pressure sprayed the gasoline from the tank onto the hot range. The gasoline immediately ignited and the flames followed back to the tank, which exploded in her hands.
  Enveloped in flames, Mrs. Estel, who had been walking with a cane since she injured her hip sometime ago, fled outside. In attempting to go to her aid, Mr. Estel reportedly fell onto the floor, covered with the burning liquid. He was able to get outside and call for help from a neighbor, Jay Yost.
  All clothing except a portion of her hose had been burned away from the lady's body and her hair was destroyed. Wrapping a blanket around her, Mr. Yost and other neighbors brought the couple to the hospital. Much of Mrs. Estel's skin had been burned to a crisp, ___?___ Mr. Estel's face and hands were burned to that degree.
  The kitchen of the home was badly burned and the flames ___?___ into other parts of the house. Neighbors succeeded in getting the blaze under control, however.
        Life-Long Resident
  The victim was a life-long resident of Washington township. She was born there March 19, 1879, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Perry Johnson. She was a member of the Monroe Methodist church.
  Surviving are the husband; a sister, Mrs. Adam Kunowich of Decatur, and a half-brother, Dallas Johnson of Newcastle. A sister and two brothers preceded her in death.
  Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Monroe Methodist church. Burial will be in the Zion cemetery, west of Monroe. Short services will be held for members of the family at the Gillig & Doan funeral home here at 12:30 p. m.
  The body will be kept at the Gillig & Doan funeral home until time for the services. The casket will be opened for members of the family only.
  Coroner J. Jerome Yager has investigated the incident and indicated that he would return a verdict of accidental death from burns.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XL. No. 247.   Monday, October 19, 1942.   p. 1, col. 1.

Fire Victim's Rites Held This Afternoon
  Funeral services were held at the Monroe Methodist church this afternoon for Mrs. Eva Estel who was fatally injured Sunday when a gasoline stove exploded at her home northwest of Monroe. Burial was in the Zion cemetery, west of Monroe.
  Hospital attaches reported this afternoon that the victim's husband, Charles, who was also seriously burned in the resultant fire, was slightly improved.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XL. No. 248.   Tuesday, October 20, 1942   p. 1, col. 4.

VICTIM OF FIRE IS BURIED AT MONROE
MRS. EVA ESTEL BURNED FATALLY SUNDAY; HUSBAND'S CONDITION SERIOUS
  Funeral services for Mrs. Eva Estel, 63, who was fatally burned in a gasoline stove explosion at her home two and one-half miles north- west of Monroe Sunday, were held this afternoon at the Monroe Methodist church, with burial in the Zion cemetery, west of Monroe.
  Her husband, Charles, 68, is in a serious condition at the Adams county hospital at Decatur, suffering from burns and shock received at the time of the fatal accident.
  As reconstructed by authorities, it is believed Mrs. Estel was moving the gasoline stove from the kitchen and that in some manner the fuel spilled on the kitchen range, which had been fired, causing the explosion. Mrs. Estel lived only a few hours after the explosion, having had practically all her clothing burned away and part of her body burned to a crisp.
  Mrs. Estel was born in Adams county March 19, 1879, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Johnson. Surviving besides the husband are a sister, Mrs. Adam Kunowich of Decatur, and a half-brother, Dallas Johnson of New Castle.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XIII. No. 297.   Tuesday, October 20, 1942   p. 3, col. 1.

[gravestone of Perry Johnson] 72. Row 6, Marker 2:
Perry S. JOHNSON 1841-1921
[polished face on red granite vertical on gray granite base on concrete footing]

ANSWERS CALL
Perry S. Johnson, Well Known Farmer of Monroe Township Died
AT THE FAMILY HOME
Infirmities of Old Age the Cause--Funeral to Be Held Tomorrow.
  Perry S. Johnson, one of the best known farmers of Adams county, died at the family home in Monroe township at 4:50 o'clock yesterday afternoon, death being due to infirmities of old age. The deceased was born in Tuscarawas county, Ohio, May 15, 1840, moving to this county a number of years ago, and at the time of death had attained the age of eighty-one years, four months and ten days, and was the son of James and Rebecca Galbreath Johnson.
  The deceased was married twice, his first wife being Sibbie Andrews, whose death accurred (sic)fifty years ago, to which union were born four children, they being Dallas Johnson, of Newcastle, Ind., and Maynard Johnson of this city, and Charles Curtis Johnson and Alice Johnson, both of whom are deceased. He was later married to Mary A. Johnson who died January 16, 1920, to which union was also born four children, they being Mrs. Dora Butcher, Eva Estell and Thomas Johnson, all of this city and Lorinda Johnson at home.
      (Continued on page five)
ANSWERS CALL
      (Continued from page one)
  The deceased was a member of the Winchester U. B. church and funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1 o'clock from that church with burial in the Zion cemetery south of Honduras, the Rev. C. J. Miner of the United Brethren church officiating.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XIX, No. 235   Wednesday Evening, October 5, 1921.   p. 1, col. 1; p. 5, col. 3.

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[gravestone of Homer, Hattie, and Alonzo Crum] 73. Row 6, Marker 3:
CRUM Father Homer P. 1879-1945 Mother Hattie E. 1881-1940 Son Alonzo E. 1902-1911
[gray granite vertical on gray granite base on concrete footing]

HOMER T. CRUM IS CLAIMED BY DEATH
  Homer T. Crum, 66, died at 4 a.m. today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Harry Raber, South Main street. He had been in failing health the past year, due to a heart condition.
  Born August 26, 1879, in Kirkland township, Adams county, the decedent was the son of Frank and Emma Ehle Crum. He was married to Hattie Hauck, whose death occurred Dec. 8, 1940. Mr. Crum was engaged in farming until about 16 years ago when he entered the grocery business first at Ossian then at Honduras. He moved to Bluffton some time ago and has been employed as a clerk at the Motz's market. He resided in Wells county the past 16 years.
  His marriage took place Oct. 23, 1898, in Adams county.
  Surviving are a son, Dr. Walter Crum, of Richmond; a daughter, Mrs. Harry Raber, of Bluffton; four grandchildren; four brothers, Charles F. Crum and Oscar B. Crum, both of Fort Wayne, Harry Crum, of Bluffton, and Forrest Crum, of San Francisco, Calif., and a sister, Mrs. Ruth High, of Kirkland township. A brother, R. P. Crum, is deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Evangelical and Reformed church, of which Mr. Crum was a member, in charge of Rev. Matthew Worthman. Burial will be in the Zion cemetery in Kirkland township.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XVII. No. 17.   Tuesday, November 20, 1945   p. 1, col. 4.

DEATH CLAIMS HATTIE CRUM
Former Craigville Resident Dies Sunday At Bluffton
  Mrs. Hattie Crum, 59, a native of Kirkland township, died at 4 o'clock Sunday morning at her home, 1109 Main street, Bluffton. Death followed an illness of two years and was attributed to complications.
  The deceased was born in Kirkland township September 21, 1881, the daughter of George M. T. and Mary Cline-Houck. She was married to Homer P. Crum October 23, 1898.
  Surviving are a son, Dr. Walter Crum of Richmond and a daughter Mrs. Harry Raber of Bluffton; two brothers, Charles H. Houck of Muncie, Rollo M. of Peterson; three sisters, Mrs. L. F. Sprague of Hartford City, Mrs. H. H. Bell of Craigville and Mrs. Frank Barwiler of Fort Wayne.
  She was a member of the Bluffton Methodist church. She and her husband operated the store at Craigville for a number of years.
  Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the St. Luke Evangelical and Reformed church at Craigville with Rev. Charles Gleason of Fayette, Ohio, officiating. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery there.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXXVIII. No. 291.   Monday, December 9, 1940.   p. 1, col. 5.

MRS. HOMER CRUM ANSWERS SUMMONS
DEATH OCCURS EARLY SUNDAY AND FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE TUESDAY
  Mrs. Hattie E. Crum, 59, wife of Homer Crum, died at 4 a.m. Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry Raber at 1109 South Main street, next residence to her own home, from complications, following an illness of two years.
  The decedent was a native of Kirkland township, Adams county, born Sept. 21, 1881 to George M. T. and Mary Cline Houck. Her marriage took place in Kirkland township, Oct. 23, 1898. For the past 11 years the couple had resided in Bluffton.
  Surviving are the husband; a son, Dr. Walter Crum, of Richmond; a daughter, Mrs. Harry Raber; two brothers, Charles H. Houck, of Muncie, and Rollo H. Houck, of Peterson, and three sisters, Mrs. Lee Sprague, of Hartford City, Mrs. H. H. Bell, of Craigville, and Mrs. Frank Barwiler, of Fort Wayne. A son, Everett, is deceased.
  Mrs. Crum was a member of the First Methodist church of this city.
  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the St. Lukes Evangelical and Reformed church in Kirkland township in charge of Rev. Charles Fleason, of Fayette, O. Burial will be in the Zion cemetery.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. XII. No. 32.   Monday, December 9, 1940   p. 1, col. 8.

MRS. HOMER CRUM
 The death of Mrs. Homer Crum, aged 59, of Bluffton, occurred at four o'clock Sunday afternoon at the home of a daughter Mrs. Harry Raber, of that city, following an illness of two years. Mrs. Crum was Hattie E. Houck, and born in Kirkland township, Adams county, September 21, 1881, a daughter of George M. T. and Mary Cline Houck. Her marriage to Homer E. Crum was solemnized October 28, 1898. Mr. Crum survives with a son, Dr. Walter Crum, of Richmond, and a daughter, Mrs. Harry Raber, of Bluffton. A son Everett, is deceased. There are two brothers and three sisters.
  Mrs. Crum was a member of the Methodist church in Bluffton. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the St. Luke's Evangelical and Reformed church in Kirkland township, the Rev. Charles Gleason, of Fayette, Ohio, officiating. Burial was made in the Zion cemetery.
  Mr. and Mrs. Crum resided in Ossian for a number of years, during which time Mr. Crum operated the West Side Grocery in West Ossian. Eleven years ago they located in Bluffton.
The Ossian Journal   Volume 27 No. 37   Friday, December 13, 1940   p. 8, col. 3.

gap of two or three lots

[gravestone of Daniel Shery] 74. Row 6, Marker 4:
Daniel SHERY Died Aug. 24, 1888 Aged 34 ys. 9mo. 20ds.
[gray shaft and base on concrete base]
25  130  Sherry Daniel    W  M  26                 1  Farmer                 Indiana  (Lazisane?) (Bavriea?)
26              Margaret  W  F  24        Wife     1  Keeping House          Indiana   
27              Frederic  W  M   3        Son   1                            Indiana  Ind.        Ind.
28              Lola      W  F   2        Dau   1                            Indiana  Ind.        Ind.
29              Louisa(?) W  F  7/12 Oct  Dau   1                            Indiana  Ind.        Ind. 
Census: 1880 IN Adams County Kirkland Township p. 15. Supervisor's Dist No. 6, Enumeration Dist No. 137. 9th? [+/- one day] June 1880 Peter H. Weldy, Enumerator.

[gravestone of Fred Shery] 75. Row 6, Marker 5:
Fred C. Son of D. &. M. SHERY Died Jan. 25, 1881 Aged 4ys. 8ds.
[gray slab leaning against Daniel Shery monument]


[gravestone of Martin Shery] 76. Row 6, Marker 6:
Martin S. Son of D & M. SHERY Died Sept. 2, 1887 Aged 7m. 20ds.

evergreen tree

[gravestone of Lucy Scherry] 77. Row 6, Marker 7:
Mother Lucy SCHERRY wife of R.E. HELLER 1889-1909
[small red granite slant on gray granite base]

[gravestone of Jacob and Carrie Scherry] 78. Row 6, Marker 8:
SCHERRY Jacob 1852-1929 Carrie 1860-1933
[red granite slant on concrete footing]

DEATH CLAIMS JACOB SCHERRY
HIGHLY ESTEEMED RESIDENT OF KIRKLAND TOWNSHIP PASSES AWAY
  Jacob Scherry, 77, highly esteemed resident of Kirkland township, died at his home at 6 o'clock this morning of a complication of diseases. He had been bedfast ten months.
  Mr. Scherry was born in Preble township, February 9, 1852, a son of Christian Scherry and Catherine Miller Scherry, both of whom were born in Germany.
  He was a member of the St. Luke church and was confirmed March 21, 1869.
  Mr. Scherry was united in marriage to Carrie Diehl June 24, 1878, and she survives.
  Children surviving are Mrs. Will Reppert, of Fort Wayne; Lewis Scherry, of Upper Sandusky, Ohio; Will Scherry, of Kirkland township; and two children preceded their
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DEATH CLAIMS
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father in death, Mrs. Roy Heller and an infant.
  One sister, Caroline Graft, lives at Decatur. Three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. They are Daniel, Christian and Fred Scherry, Mrs. Fred Schwartz and Mrs. Lewis Fruchte.
  Eleven grandchildren and three great grandchildren also survive.
  The funeral service will be held at the Zion church Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock in charge of Rev. Fledderjohn. Burial will be in the Zion cemetery. Short services will be held at the home preceding the church service.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. I. No. 24.   Saturday, November 30, 1929   p. 1, col. 8; p. 3, col. 2.

ADAMS COUNTY RESIDENT DIES
Mrs. Carrie Scherry Dies Today At Home West of Peterson
  Mrs. Carrie Scherry, 72, a life long resident of Adams county, died at her home three miles south and a half mile west of Peterson at 8 o'clock this morning. Death was due to heart trouble from which Mrs. Scherry had been ill for the last 13 months.
  The deceased was born in Kirkland township and spent her entire life in this county. She was the daughter of William and Hannah Villman-Diehl, both deceased.
  On June 24, 1878 she was united in marriage to Jacob Scherry, who preceded her in death on November 30, 1929. Two daughters and two sons were born to the union. One daughter, Mrs. Lucy Heller is deceased.
  Surviving are one daughter and two sons: Mrs. William Reppert, route 3, Decatur; Lewis Scherry, Upper Sanduskey, Ohio; and Will Scherry, route 2, Decatur.
  Eleven grandchildren and five great grandchildren also survive. Three sisters and two brothers are deceased. Mrs. Scherry was the last surviving member of the family. She was a member of the St. Luke's Reformed church.
  Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Zion Church and burial will be made in the Zion cemetery. The Rev. Meckstroth of Vera Cruz will officiate at the funeral.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXXI. No. 38.   Tuesday, February 14, 1933.   p. 1, col. 6.

WIFE OF JACOB SCHERRY DIES
WELL KNOWN ADAMS COUNTY RESIDENT DIES AT HOME THIS MORNING.
  Mrs. Carrie Scherry, 72, wife of Jacob Scherry, passed away this morning at her home in Kirkland township, Adams county, following an illness of heart trouble.
  She was a lifelong resident of Kirkland township. She was a daughter of William and Hannah Billman Diehl. Her husband, Jacob Scherry, passed away on Nov. 30, 1929.
  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. William Reppert, Decatur, R. R. 2; two sons, Louis Scherry, Upper Sandusky, O., and William Scherry, Kirkland township; 11 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
  Mrs. Scherry was a member of the St. Luke's Reformed church in Kirkland township.
  Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at the St. Luke's church and burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. IV. No. 89.   Tuesday, February 14, 1933   p. 1, col. 3.

apparent grassy drive and slight jog of row to east

[gravestone of George and Mary Houck] 79. Row 6, Marker 9:
George M.T. 1849-1928 Mary D. 1854-1919 HOUCK
[large polished black granite on gray granite base]

ADAMS COUNTY RESIDENT DIES
George M. T. Houck Of Kirkland Township Dies This Morning
  George M. T. Houck, 79, well-known resident and for many years a prominent farmer of Kirkland township, died at 3:40 o'clock this morning at the St. Joseph hospital in Fort Wayne, where he was taken last Saturday when he became stricken with appendicitis.
  Mr. Houck had been residing with his daughter, Mrs. Olga Narweiler, of Fort Wayne for the last few months and had been in fairly good health until last Saturday. When Mr. Houck became stricken he was taken to the St. Joseph hospital. Because of his advanced age, an operation was advised against. Mr. Houck died at 3:40 o'clock this morning.
  George M. T. Houck was born in Mahoning county, Ohio, July 19, 1849. When four years of age he moved to Adams county with his parents and spent the rest of his life in this county with the exception of the last few months.
  In 1872 Mr. Houck was married to Mary Cline, who preceded him in death in 1919. Five children survive. They are, Charles H. Houck, of Muncie; Hattie Crum, Honduras; Lillian Sprague, Hartford City; Rolla Houck, Peterson and Olga Barweiler, Fort Wayne.
  Mr. Houck was a member of the Christian Union church of Honduras and for 41 years was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge of this city. The local Odd Fellows lodge will have charge of the services.
  The remains will be at the S. E. Black funeral chapel in this city until Thursday morning and will then be removed to the home of H. P. Crum at Honduras. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10 o'clock at the Zion church at Honduras and burial will be made at the church cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXVI. No. 270.   Wednesday, November 14, 1928.   p. 1, col. 5.

GEORGE HOUCK DIES EARLY TODAY
FATHER OF C. H. HOUCK IS DEAD--FUNERAL FRIDAY.
  George M. T. Houck, 79, whose home was near Honduras and well-known in this city, died at the St. Joseph hospital in Fort Wayne, at 3:40 o'clock this morning. He was taken to the hospital last Saturday when he was stricken with appendicitis.
  Surviving are the following children: Charles H. Houck, of Muncie, formerly of Bluffton; Hattie Crum, of Honduras; Lillian Sprague, of Hartford City; Rolla Houck, of Peterson; Olga Barweiler, Ft. Wayne.
  He was a former trustee in Adams County.
  The funeral will be held at the Zion church in Honduras at 10 o'clock Friday forenoon.
Bluffton Evening News   Thirty-Seventh Year, No. 39   Wednesday, November 9, 1928   p. 1, col. 7.

WELLKNOWN LADY
Claimed by Death -- Mrs. George M. T. Houck, of Kirkland Township
PASSED AWAY SUNDAY
Was Sixty five Years of Age--Funeral to Be Tuesday Morning.
  The death of Mrs. Mary D. Houck, wife of George M. T. Houck, prominent farmer of Kirkland township, and former township trustee, died Sunday morning at 8:30 o'clock at her home west of this city. Death was due to uraemic poisoning. The
deceased wa ssixty-five years of age
deceased was sixty-five years of age
of her community. (sic)
  Surviving are the husband and the following children: Charles H. Houck, Bluffton; Hattie E. Crum and Rollo M. Houck, of Honduras, Adams county; Mrs. Lee Sprague, of Hartford City; Bessie June Bell, of Craigville and Olga Esther Barweiler, of Bluffton. Five children are dead.
  The funeral will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Christian Union church, at Honduras, and burial will be in the Zion cemetery.
  Mrs. Houck's death followed an illness of fifteen days, ten of which she was seriously ill.
  Her birthplace was Honduras, where she was born May 7, 1854, being a daughter of Jacob Cline.
  Of her nine brothers and sisters, one brother, William Cline, of Bluffton, is living. Those deceased are Catherine Boyer, Louisa Longenberger, Elizabeth Cline, Lem Cline, Nathan Cline, Lucinda Diehl, Ellem (sic) Myers and Rachel Houck (sic).
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XVII. Number 179   Monday Evening, July 28, 1919.   p. 1, col. 6.
MRS. GEORGE T. HOUCK DIED SUNDAY MORNING
MOTHER OF CHARLES H. HOUCK PASSED AWAY--FUNERAL ON TUESDAY.
  Mrs. Mary Drucilla Houck, aged 65 years, wife of George T. Houck, passed away at 8:30 o'clock Sunday morning at her home, eight miles northeast of Bluffton, in Adams County, after a serious sickness of ten days, from ureamic poisoning. She had been in a condition of ill health, however, for the past fifteen years.
  The decedent was a daughter of Jacob and Mary Elizabeth Cline, both of whom are deceased, and she was born in Trumble [Trumbull] County Ohio, on May 7, 1954 [1854], and at her death was aged 65 years, 2 months, and 20 days. She had been a resident of Adams County for 55 years. She was united in marriage with George T. Houck on January 21, 1872, in Adams County, and had been continuous resident of that county since. There were born to them eleven children, of whom six survive, with their father, to mourn the death of a beloved wife and mother. The surviving children are Charles H. Houck, of Bluffton, Lillian May Sprague, of Hartford City, Hattie Elizabeth Crum and Rollo Melville Houck, of Honduras, Adams County; Olga Esther Barweiler, of Bluffton; and Bessie Jane Bell, of Craigville. The five children who preceded their mother in death were Teresa, Martha Frances, Anna Alice, Mary Mahala, and Clayton Allen Houck.
  A brother, surviving is William Cline, of Bluffton.
  Eight brothers and sisters who preceded Mrs. Houck in death were Louisa Longonberger (sic), Catherine Bover, Lucinda Deihl, Ellen Meyer, Rachel Hocker, Elizabeth Cline, Levi Cline and Nathan Cline.
  Mrs. H[o]uck was a member of the Christian Union church at Honduras, where the family resides.
  The funeral will be held at the Christian Union church at Honduras at ten o'clock Tuesday forenoon and burial will be in the Zion cemetery in Adams County.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening News   Twenty-Seventh Year, No. 254,   Monday, July 28, 1919   p. 1, col. 6.

MRS. MARY HOUCK DIED SUNDAY A. M.
DEATH DUE TO EUREAMIC POISONING--HAD RELAPSE AT SON'S HOME.
  Mrs. Mary Houck, for fifty-five years a resident of Honduras, died at 8:30 o'clock Sunday morning at her home, which is a mile north and seven miles east of the city. Death was due to euremic poisoning. She had been in poor health for about vfteen (sic) years, but her condition did not become serious until fifteen days ago. She came to the home of her son, Charles Houck, in this city, and suffered a relapse while visiting here, so that she had to be under a physician's care.
  Mary Drucilla Houck was born in Trumbull county, Ohio, the daughter of Jacob and Mary Elizabeth Kepple Cline, and was sixty-five years, two months and twenty days old at the time of her death. She was ten years old when her parents came to Adams county. Her marriage to George Houck took place January 21, 1872. He survives.
  They were parents of a family of eleven children, five of whom are deceased. The others are: Charles Henry Houck and Olga Esther, wife of Frank Barweiler, of this city; Hattie Elizabeth Crum, Honduras; Lillain (sic) May Sprague, Hartford City; Bessie June Bell, Craigville; Rollo Melville Houck, Honduras. Martha Francis, Anna Alice, Mary Mahala, Teressa and Clayton Allen are deceased.
  A brother, William Cline, of this city, also survives. Brothers and sisters who are deceased are: Louisa Longenberger, Catherine Borgess, Lucinda Diehl, Ellen Meyer, Rachael Hocker, Elizabeth, Levi and Nathan Cline.
  Mrs. Houck was a member of the Christian Union church and the home department of the Zion Sunday school. She was well known and was highly regarded in the community.
  The funeral service will be held at 10 Tuesday forenoon at the Honduras Christian Union church in charge of Rev. C. T. Payne. Burial will be in Zion cemetery.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening Banner   Vol. XIX, No. 207.   Monday, July 28, 1919   p. 1, col. 6.

[gravestone of Patrick Houck] 80. Row 6, Marker 10:
Patrick Stephen Son of Geo. M. & Freidah C. HOUCK Dec. 19-20, 1944
[small pink granite block on concrete footing]

[gravestone of John Paul Jones] 81. Row 6, Marker 11:
John Paul JONES Born in Elizabeth n John Dec. 17, 1810 Died Mar.
17, 1882 Aged 72yrs. 3mo. I am fought a good fight I have finish /
ed ... Kept the faith 2 Tim.
[top of chisel shaped white marble upright on marble base on concrete base]
Farewell, my wife and children all'
From you a father Christ doth call.
[inscription on bottom]
JONES in block letters on base

gap of two lots

[gravestone of John and Catherine Burket] 82. Row 6, Marker 12:
John BURKET Oct. 16, 1837 Aug. 8, 1931 Burried in Brumbaugh /
Cemetery, Blair Co. Pa.
Catherine his wife May 10, 1842 Feb. 26, 1906
[gray granite upright on gray granite base]

Death of Mrs. Burkett
  Mrs. Catherine Burkett, wife of John Burkett, died at their home in Gas City this morning at six o'clock. She was subject to heart trouble and this is what caused her death. Her remains will be brought to Craigville, where the family formerly lived and the funeral will he held there at twelve o'clock Wednesday and burial will take place in the cemetery near Craigville. Mrs. Burkett was sixty eight years of age and was well known in Wells county.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening News.   Fourteenth Year No. 129   Monday, February 26, 1906   p. 3, col. 3.

Death of Mrs. Burkett
  Mrs. Catherine Burkett, wife of John Burkett, died at their home in Gas City Monday at six o'clock. She was subject to heart trouble and this is what caused her death. Her remains will be brought to Craigville, where the family formerly lived and the funeral will be held there at twelve o'clock Wednesday and burial will take place in the cemetery near Craigville. Mrs. Burkett was sixty eight years of age and was well known in Wells county.
Bluffton Chronicle.   Volume 37. Number 35   Wednesday, February 28, 1906   p. 1, col. 6.

[gravestone of Archie Burket] 83. Row 6, Marker 13:
In memory of Archie BURKET
(three lines of faint text)
Nov. 11, 1890 Aged 22yrs. 1m. & 4days.
[gray marble shaft on gray marble base on concrete base]

[gravestone of unknown] 84. Row 6, Marker 14:
worn text on weathered marble
[stacked gray marble sections on gray marble base in concrete base]


[gravestone of Elmer Burket] 84. Row 6, Marker 15:
Elmer S. son of S.D. & C.L. BURKET Died Aug 28, 1881 Aged 10M. 10D.
[small gray shaft on gray base on concrete base]

[gravestone of Cynthia Dilling] 85. Row 6, Marker 16:
Cynthia D? dau of H.J & M S. DILLING Born Aug 15 1881 Aged 5M. 8D.
[toppled gray shaft and base from concrete base (identical to Elmer's)]

[gravestone of Henry and Mary Dilling] 86. Row 6, Marker 17:
DILLING Henry J Dilling Died Feb 12, 1905 Aged 48Y. 8M. 25D. Mary S. Dilling 1862-1942
[red granite vertical with polished top and face on concrete base]

HENRY DILLING SUICIDES
Well Known Farmer Shoots Himself
MIND AFFECTED
He Worried Constantly Over a Land Deal
His Wife Heard the Shot and Rushing to Bedroom Found Him Dying on the Floor.
  Henry Dilling, a prosperous and well known farmer, living near Honduras, committed suicide at ten o'clock this morning by shooting himself in the head with a rifle. He had been in rather poor health and of late had worried considerable over a land deal, but it was not known that his mind was affected, though his actions now appear peculiar when recalled. He seemed in fairly good spirits this morning, and his death was a terrible shock to his family. He went into the bed room a few moments before ten o'clock this morning and an instant later Mrs. Dilling, who was in the kitchen, heard the report of a rifle. Rushing into the bed room she found her husband lying on the floor, a terrible bullet wound in his right temple and a Stephens rifle with which he had accomplished his purpose, clutched in his right hand. He was unconscious and lived only two minutes. Just how he managed to inflict the wound will never be known, but it is supposed he rested the butt of the gun on the bed, placed his head over the muzzle and pulled the trigger. Neighbors were summoned immediately and Coroner J. S. Falk, of this city telephoned for. He went to the Dilling home this afternoon to hold the inquest. Mr. Dilling had recently suffered an attack of lagrippe from which he had not fully recovered, and which it is believed affected his mind. He was well-to-do and industrious farmer, and the news of his death surprised his many acquaintances here. He leaves a wife, two daughters and one son. The funeral arrangements have not been made.
The Daily Democrat.   Volume III Number 32   Friday Evening, February 17, 1905.   p. 1, col. 1.

HIS MESSAGE
Note Found in Henry Dilling Pocketbook
Tells His Loved Ones to Never Tell a Lie or go in Debt--Bids Farewell to All.
  Dear Wife:--Never tell a lie, as I know you never will. Tell all the children to never tell a lie or go in debt. James Parrish be good to Verdie and little Bigford. Teach him to be honest and never tell a lie. God be with you always Viola. Be good to mother. Well Gus you have been a good boy to me, take care of things until things are settled. Oh yes, dear Oliver, be a good honest man and help mother. To all the dear brethren and neighbors farewell. J. W. Stoneburner, Jacob Oldwise, Frank Booker please settle up wife's business, and all good dear children help comfort wife and children. Mr. Bright don't ask wife to take the farm. I am done. H. J. Dilling."
  The above is an accurate copy of a note found in the pocket book of Henry J. Dilling, who shot himself yesterday morning, and proves that his act was premeditated. Coroner J. S. Falk and Charles Ernst returned from the Dilling home last evening, where they held the inquest, the verdict being the deceased came to his death by shooting himself with suicidal intent. The story of the sad event was practically as told yesterday, except that instead of placing the rifle against his temple he placed the muzzle in his mouth, the bullet passing through the brain and came out at the top of the head. He had no sign of insanity and the family are grief-stricken. He was in this city Wednesday and contracted with Loch & Dirkson to go to his place yesterday afternoon and repair a wind pump. At that time it is said he talked as intelligently as anyone.
The Daily Democrat.   Volume III Number 33   Saturday Evening, February 18, 1905.   p. 1, col. 2.

HELD SERVICES
Body of Henry Dilling Placed in Vault to Await Son's Arrival.
  The funeral services for Henry Dilling were held yesterday. Just prior to beginning the services a message was received from a son who has been in California, saying he had received the notice of his father's death on Monday and started home immediately. Preferring not to postpone the services which had been arranged, they continued and the body then brought to Maplewood cemetery and planced in the vault, where they will remain until the son arrives, when the burial will occur.
The Daily Democrat.   VOLUME III NUMBER 36   Wednesday Evening, February 22, 1905.   p. 3, col. 4.

A SUICIDE.
H. J. Dilling, Residing Near Honduras, Takes His Life.
  Henry Dilling, a prosperous and well known farmer, living near Honduras, committed suicide at ten o'clock last Monday by shooting himself in the head with a rifle. He had been in rather poor health and of late had _______________ [diagonal subscription address? over column] able o_______ it was not known that his mind was affected, though his actions now appear peculiar when recalled. He seemed in fairly good spirits this morning and his death was a terrible shock to his family. He went into the bed room a few moments before ten o'clock this morning and an instant later Mrs. Dilling, who was in the kitchen, heard the report of a rifle. Rushing into the bed room she found her husband lying on the floor, a terrible bullet wound in his right temple and a Stephens rifle with which he had accomplished his purpose, clutched in his right hand. He was unconscious and lived only two minutes. Just how he managed to inflict the wound will never be known, but it is supposed he rested the butt of the gun on the bed, placed his head over the muzzle and pulled the trigger. Neighbors were summoned immediately and Coroner J. S. Falk, of this city telephoned for. He went to the Dilling home this afternoon to hold the inquest. Mr. Dilling had recently suffered an attack of lagrippe from which he had not fully recovered, and which it is believed affected his mind. He was well-to-do and [an] industrious farmer, and the news of his death surprised his many acq[u]aintances here. He leaves a wife, two daughters, and one son. The funeral arrangements have not been made.
            -------
  Dear Wife:--Never tell a lie, as I know you never will. Tell all the children to never tell a lie or go in debt. James Parrish be good to Verdie and little Bigford. Teach him to be honest and never tell a lie. God be with you always Viola. Be good to mother. Well Gus you have been a good boy to me, take care of things until things are settled. Oh yes, dear Oliver, be a good honest man and help mother. To all the dear brethren and neighbors farewell. J. W. Stoneburner, Jacob Oldwise, Frank Booker, please settle up wife's business, and all good children help comfort wife and children. Mr. Bright don't ask wife to take the farm. I am done. H. J. Dilling."
  The above is an accurate copy of a note found in the pocket book of Henry J. Dilling, who shot himself yesterday morning, and proves that his act was premeditated. Coroner J. S. Falk and Charles Ernst returned from the Dilling home last evening, where they held the inquest, the verdict being the deceased came to his death by shooting himself with suicidal intent. The story of the sad event was practically as told yesterday, except that instead of placing the rifle against his temple he placed the muzzle in his mouth, the bullet passing through the brain and came out at the top of the head. He had no sign of insanity and the family are grief-stricken. He was in this city Wednesday and contracted with Loch & Dirkson to go to his place yesterday afternoon and repair a wind pump. At that time it is said he talked as intelligently as anyone.
Decatur Democrat.   VOLUME XLVIII. NUMBER 51   Thursday, February 23, 1905   p. 1, col. 6.

  Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Burkett came from Parker City Sunday to attend the funeral of their brother-in-law, Henry Dilling, the farmer who committed suicide last Friday at his home east of Craigville. A note found in Dilling's pocketbook leaves no doubt but that his suicide was premeditated. He gave his last instructions to his family and directed three of his neighbors to look after his wife's real estate interests. He requested that his family would remember never to lie.
Bluffton Chronicle.   Volume 63. Number 34   Wednesday, February 22, 1905   p. 5, col. 5.

MRS. MARY DILLING ANSWERS SUMMONS
DEATH OCCURS AT CLINIC HOSPITAL MONDAY NIGHT; FUNERAL THURSDAY
  Mrs. Mary Dilling, 80, of Kirkland township, Adams county, died at 9:10 p. m. Monday at the Clinic hospital, following an illness of two weeks from complications after she had suffered a stroke of paralysis.
  Born in Pennsylvania April 15, 1862, the decedent was the daughter of John and Catherine Schell Burkett. She was married in Pennsylvania Nov. 14, 1879 to Henry Dilling, whose death occurred Feb. 17, 1905. Most of her married live was spent in Adams county.
  Surviving are a son, O. V. Dilling of Kirkland township; a daughter, Mrs. Viola Carls, of Chicago; three brothers, Henry Burkett, of Cleveland, Ed Burkett, of Selma, and Daniel Burkett, near Bluffton; nine grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. James Parrish, is deceased, and two children died in infancy. A sister, Mrs. Ella Selmich, died three weeks ago.
  The body will be taken from the Jahn funeral home Wednesday noon to the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethern (sic) in Kirkland township, Adams county, of which Mrs. Dilling was a member, and will remain there for funeral services at 2 p.m. Thursday. Services will be in charge of Rev. Russell Weller, and burial will be in the Zion cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XIII. No. 244.   Tuesday, August 18, 1942   p. 1, col. 6.

[gravestone of Viola Dilling Carls] 87. Row 6, Marker 18:
Viola Dilling CARLS 1889-1978
[black granite block on concrete footing]

Viola Carls
  Viola Carls, 89, formerly of 634 Creighton Ave., Fort Wayne, died at 7:40 a.m. today at the Glen Acres Nursing Home, Fort Wayne. She had been in ill health for six years.
  She was a member of the Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren.
  Born in Adams County on May 19, 1889, she was the daughter of Henry and Mary Burkett-Dilling, and was married in 1931 to John Carls, who died in 1950.
  Survivers (sic) include five nieces and three nephews, including Byford and Lester Parrish and Mary Elizabeth York, all of Fort Wayne. One brother and one sister preceded her in death.
  Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Zwick Funeral Home, with Rev. Dwight Hargett officiating.
Burial will be in the Zion Cemetery, Honduras. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXVI, NO. 295   Tuesday, December 19, 1978   p. 8A, col. 7 & 8.

gap of one or two lots

[gravestone of Mary Messmer] 88. Row 6, Marker 19:
Mary J. Messmer Sept. 13, 1865 June 26, 1904
[gray marble slab on gray marble base on concrete footing]

[gravestone of Frederick Hahnert] 89. Row 6, Marker 20:
Frederick HAHNERT Aug. 7, 1832 June 6, 1917
[curved top gray marble slab on concrete footing]

ILL TWO YEARS
Frederick Hahnert, 84, Well Known Retired Farmer, Died at Monroe.
AFTER LONG ILLNESS
Resided Near Honduras for Thirty-one Years--Funeral Will be Friday.
  After an illness of two years from catarrhal jaundice, complicated with chronic nephritis, Frederick Hahnert, long a farmer of near Honduras, died yesterday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock, at his home at Monroe at the age of eighty-four years, nine months and twenty-nine days.
  Mr. Hahnert was born in Germany, August 7, 1832, but came to America when but twenty-three yeas of age. He lived for awhile in Putnam county, O., but soon came to this county. For thirty-one years he resided on a farm near Honduras. He was also a shoemaker by trade. Of late years he has lived a retired life, having moved to Monroe.
  He was in married in youth to Catherine Mellinger. His death is a great loss to the wife, the five children; twenty-five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, who are greatly bereaved.
  A daughter, Jennie Mesner, of Marion, is deceased. Those children living are: John A., of Wapakoneta, O.; Joseph H., of Salem; Alfred, of Monroe; Lizzie Graham, of Ashland, O.
  The funeral will be Friday afternoon at two o'clock from the Monroe Methodist church, Rev. John Phillips in charge. The body will be laid to rest in the Zion cemetery at Honduras.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XV. Number 133.   Thursday Evening, June 7, 1917.   p. 1, col. 3.

FRED HAHNERT IS DEAD AT HONDURAS
WELL KNOWN FARMER PASSED AWAY AFTER ILLNESS OF TWO YEARS.
  After an illness of two years from catarrhal jaundice, complicated with chronic nephritis, Frederick Hahnert, long a farmer of near Honduras, died Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock, at his home at Monroe at the age of 84 years, 9 months and 29 days.
  Mr. Hahnert was born in Germany, August 7, 1832, but came to America when but 23 years of age. He lived for awihle (sic) in Putnam county, Ohio, but soon went to Adams county. For 31 years he resided on a farm near Honduras. He was also a shoemaker by trade. Of late years he has lived a retired life, having moved to Monroe.
  He was married in youth to Catherine Mellinger. His death is a great loss to the wife, the five children, 25 grandchildren and seven great grand- children who are greatly bereaved.
  A daughter, Jennie Mesner, of Marion, is deceased. Those children living are: John A., of Westminster, O.; Emma D. Lee, Wapakoneta, O.; Joseph H., of Salem; Alfred of Monroe; Lizzie Graham, of Ashland, O.
  The funeral was held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Monroe Methodist church, Rev. John Phillips in charge. The body was laid to rest in the Zion cemetery at Honduras.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening Banner   Volume XVII. Number 167.   Friday, June 8, 1917.   p. 3, col. 5.

FREDERICK HAHNERT CLAIMED BY DEATH
THE DECEDENT WAS A FARMER FOR YEARS NEAR HONDURAS--WAS AGED 84.
  After an illness of two years from catarrhal jaundice, complicated with chronic nephritis, Frederick Hahnert, long a farmer of near Honduras, near the Wells-Adams County line, died Thursday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock, at his home at Monroe at the age of eighty-four years, nine months and twenty-nine days.
  Mr. Hahnert was born in Germany, August 7, 1832, but came to America when but twenty-three years of age. He lived for awhile in Putnam county, O., but soon came to Adams county. For thirty-one years he resided on a farm near Honduras. He was also a shoemaker by trade. Of late years he has lived a retired life, having moved to Monroe.
  He was married in youth to Catherine Mellinger. His death is a great loss to the wife, the five children, twenty-five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
  A daughter, Jennie Mesner, of Marion, is deceased. Those children living are: John A., of Westminster, O.; Emma D. Lee, Wapakoneta, O.; Joseph H., of Ealem (sic); Alfred of Monroe; Lizzie Graham, of Ashland, O.
  The funeral was held this afternoon at two o'clock from the Monroe Methodist church, Rev. John Phillips in charge. The body was laid to rest in the Bion (sic) cemetery at Honduras.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening News   Twenty-Fifth Year, No. 212   Friday, June 8, 1917.   p. 1, col. 5.

FREDERICK HAHNERT CLAIMED BY DEATH.
(From Friday's Daily)
  After an illness of two years from catarrhal jaundice, complicated with chronic nephritis, Frederick Hahnert, long a farmer of near Honduras, near the Wells-Adams County line, died Thursday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock, at his home at Monroe at the age of eighty-four years, nine months and twenty-nine days.
  Mr. Hahnert was born in Germany, August 7, 1832, but came to America when but twenty-three years of age. He lived for awhile in Putnam county, O., but soon came to Adams county. For thirty-one years he resided on a farm near Honduras. He was also a shoemaker by trade. Of late years he has lived a retired life, having moved to Monroe.
  He was married in youth to Catherine Mellinger. His death is a great loss to the wife, the five children, twenty-five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
  A daughter, Jennie Mesner, of Marion, is deceased. Those children living are: John A., of Westminster, O.; Emma D. Lee, Wapakoneta, O.; Joseph H., of Ealem (sic); Alfred of Monroe; Lizzie Graham, of Ashland, O.
  The funeral was held this afternoon at two o'clock from the Monroe Methodist church, Rev. John Phillips in charge. The body was laid to rest in the Bion (sic) cemetery at Honduras.
Bluffton Chronicle.   Volume 50, Number 50   Wednesday, June 13, 1917.   p. 5, col. 4.

[Hahnert monument] 90. Row 6, Marker 21:
HAHNERT
[large vertical gray granite family monument on large gray granite base on concrete footing]

[gravestone of boy Lee] 91. Row 6, Marker 22:
Infant Son of Chas T. & E.D. LEE Jan. 9, 1889
[gray marble slab leaning against Hahnert monument]
parents: Charles T. and Emma D. (Hahnert) Lee

[gravestone of Catherine Hahnert] 92. Row 6, Marker 23:
Catherine HAHNERT Sept. 10, 1848 Feb. 24, 1925
[curved top gray marble slab on concrete base]

Mrs. Catherine Hahnert Dies At Wapakoneta, O.
  Mrs. Catherine Hahnert, formerly of Monroe, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. T. Lee, in Wapakoneta, Ohio, Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock. The body will be brought back to Monroe for burial, and will lie in state at the home of G. A. Hahnert, at Monroe, from 11 a. m. until 2 p. m., Thursday. Funeral services will be held from the Methodist church in Monroe at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XXIII. Number 48.   Wednesday, February 25, 1925.   p. 5, col. 2.

[gravestone of Clarence Elzey] 93. Row 6, Marker 24:
Clarence son of D.W. & P.B. ELZEY Died Feb. 4, 1888 Aged 4M. 26D.
[gray marble slab on concrete footing]

[gravestone of Margaret and James Ritter] 94. Row 6, Marker 25:
RITTER Margaret E. 1918-2000 James H. 1911-1981
[long gray granite block on long concrete footing]

Obituaries
(see Page 8)
James H. Ritter
  James H. Ritter, 70, 315 Stevenson St., died at 8:26 a.m. today at the Adams County Memorial Hospital.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXIX. NO. 115   Friday, May 15, 1981   p. 1, col. 6.

Obituaries
James H. Ritter
  James H. Ritter, 70, 315 Stevenson St., who retired from the Penn Central Railroad in 1973 after 32 years of service as a trackman, died at 8:26 a.m. today at the Adams County Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient since April 16. He had been in ill health since 1973.
  He attended the Decatur Church of the Nazarene.
  Born in Decatur on Jan. 13, 1911, he was the son of Samuel and Jane Smith-Ritter, and was married on Jan. 13, 1911 (sic), to Margaret Sudduth; she survives.
  Also surviving are five children, James Edward Ritter, Rt. 8, Decatur; Larry D. Ritter, Rt. 3, (Roe Acres); Mrs. Shirley Ann Lyons, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Ted (Bonnie) Bulger, Knox, Ind.; Mrs. Thomas (Janice) Norris, Rt. 4, Rockford, O.; five sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Ward and Mrs. Agnes Niediffer, both of Fort Wayne; Mrs. Robert (Margaret) Maines, Decatur; Mrs. Homer (Violet) Springer, Rt. 3, Decatur; Mrs. Roger (Dorothy) Christener, Decatur; one brother, Henry Ritter, Fort Wayne; 21 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. One granddaughter, two brothers, and one sister preceded him in death.
  Funeral services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Zwick-Boltz & Jahn Funeral Home, with Rev. Donald Ault officiating. Burial will be in the Zion Cemetery, Honduras.
  Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Saturday. Preferred memorials are to the Adams County Memorial Hospital Chapel Fund.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXIX. NO. 115   Friday, May 15, 1981   p. 8, col. 1 & 2.

Margaret E. Ritter
  Margaret E. Ritter, 82, 1109 Bollman St., died at 11:39 a.m. Saturday in Lutheran Hospital at Fort Wayne.
  She was born on September 3, 1918 in Adams County to Albert M. and Mary E. Logan Sudduth and married James H. Ritter on October 4, 1934; he died on May 15, 1981.
  She retired in 1980 after a 15-year career at the CTS Corp. plant in Berne and previously worked at the Schafer Glove Co. and Harman's Grocery, both in Decatur. She was a member of Decatur Missionary Church and the Senior Citizens Group and Band and was a former volunteer worker at Adams County Memorial Hospital.
  Surviving are two sons, James E. and Larry D. Ritter, both of Decatur; three daughters, Shirley Ann Lyons of New Haven; Mrs. Ted (Bonnie) Bulger of Rochester; and Mrs. Tom (Janice Sue) Norris of Stevenville, Texas; 21 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great- grandchildren.
  A sister, Melvina Bruner, four brothers -- Harvey, Walter, Sylvester, and Alvin Sudduth and a granddaughter are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur, with burial in Zion Honduras Cemetery, rural Decatur.
  Visiting hours are until 7 p.m. today.
  Preferred memorials are to James Whitcomb Riley Children's Hospital at Indianapolis.
The Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. XCVIII, NO. 215   Monday, September 11, 2000   p. 2A, col. 1.

Row 7:   (14 stones)


gap beginning of row

[gravestone of boy Carpenter] 95. Row 7, Marker 1:
Son of J. & E. CARPENTER Nov. 5, 1897 Jan. 19, 1898
[gray marble slab on concrete footing]
son of Jesse and Emma Carpenter

[gravestone of John and Susan Carpenter] 96. Row 7, Marker 2:
CARPENTER John J. July 4, 1828 July 21, 1893 Susan his wife Sept. 23, 1833 ____
[red granite vertical on gray granite base with US flag in GAR 1861 1865 star holder]

No. of certificate. Name of pensioner. Post-office address. Cause for which pensioned. Monthly rate. Dale of original allowance.
113,337 Carpenter, John Decatur dis. of abdominal viscera $10.00 .....
United States Pension Bureau, List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883; ... Vol. IV.   Washington, 1883. reprinted Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1970. p. 3.
15  119  Carpenter John       W  M  58          1  Farmer                      Ohio    Germany  Ireland 
16                 Susan      W  F  45  Wife    1  Keeping House            1  Ohio
17                 Elias      W  M  18  Son  1     Working on Farm             Ohio     
18                 Martha J.  W  F  13  Dau  1                       1         Ohio     O  O
19                 Jesse      W  M   7  Son  1                       1         Indiana  O  O 
20                 William    W  M   5  Son  1                                 Indiana  O  O 
21                 Adam       W  M      Son  1                                 Indiana  O  O 
Census: 1880 IN Adams County Kirkland Township p. 14, Supervisor's Dist. No 6, Enumeration Dist. No. 137 8th June 1880 Peter H. Weldy, Enumerator.

PIONEER IS DEAD
Mrs. Susan Carpenter is Dead at Age of 81 Years and 10 Months.
WELL KNOWN LADY
Succumbs After Long Illness--Funeral Will be Sunday Afternoon.
  Mrs. Susan Carpenter, widow of John J. Carpenter, a pioneer resident of Adams county, died Friday afternoon at 1:45 o'clock at the family home south of this city in Washington township. She had been in failing health since April second of this year, and has suffered greatly from complications attending old age. She was eighty-one years, ten months and seven days of age.
  The deceased was married March 2, 1850, to John Carpenter, who preceded her in death, dying twenty-two years ago, July 21. In the year 1869 they came from Ohio to Adams county, settleing on the farm where they spent the remainder of their lives.
  Of the twelve children born to them seven are living. They are Harvey and Elias, Paulding county, Ohio; Ephraim, of Afton, Iowa; Mrs. Harry A. Cady and Joseph Carpenter, Toledo, Ohio; Adam, of Fort Wayne, and Jesse, who lives on the home place, and with whom she made her home. There are forty-eight grandchildren and forty-three great grandchildren.
  The deceased was one of the best known and most highly esteemed ladies of the community.
  The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the home, and at 2:30, standard time, from the Zion church.
  Mrs. Carpenter was born September 23, 1833.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XIII. Number 182.   Saturday Evening, July 31, 1915.   p. 1, col. 6.

AGED WOMAN DIES NEAR COUNTY LINE
FUNERAL OF MRS. SUSAN CARPENTER WAS HELD SUNDAY AT HONDURAS.
  After a lingering illness that had kept confined to her bed since April 2, Mrs. Susan Carpenter, widow of John Carpenter an Adams county pioneer, passed away Friday at 1:45 o'clock at the home of a son, Jesse Carpenter, near the Adams-Wells county line.
  During her long sickness everything possible was done for her comfort and a trained nurse was with her constantly. Her advanced years were, however, against her and little could be done except to make her last days as comfortable as possible. For weeks her death had been hourly expected.
  Mrs. Carpenter name before marriage was Susan Suddeth. She was born in Harrison county, Ohio, on September 23, 1833, and at death was 81 years, 10 months and 7 days old. She grew to womanhood in the state of her birth and was there married to John Carpenter. For some years they continued to reside in Ohio, and 46 years ago came to Indiana, settling at the time on a farm in Kirkland township in Adams county. Here the family continued to reside until the death of the husband which occurred 22 years ago on July 21. For many years she had made her home she finally passed away.
  Mrs. Carpenter is survived by seven children, six sons and one daughter. One daughter, Mrs. Ann Nelson, preceded the mother in death. The surviving children are: Harvey Carpenter, of Paulding county, Ohio; Ephraim Carpenter of Iowa; Elias Carpenter of Paulding county, Ohio; Mrs. Harry Cady, Toledo, Ohio; Joseph Carpenter, Toledo, Ohio; Adam Carpenter, of Fort Wayne, Ind.; and Jesse Carpenter, a farmer residing in Washington township, Adams county.
  Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:30 from the Zion church at Honduras. Interment was in the Zion cemetery.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening Banner   Volume XV. No. 213.   Monday, August 2, 1915.   p. 4, col. 1.

[gravestone of unknown] 97. Row 7, Marker 3:
Farewell Father and Mother
don't ____ for me, for I am in
Heaven awaiting for thee
[inscription on east side of white marble base, west side inscription illegible on white marble shaft and base on brown sandstone base on concrete footing]
DEBORYELLEN Dau of J.&S. _________ Died Jan. 21, 1875 Aged 11 y _ m __d
[recarved name on east side of column]

gap of two lots

[gravestone of Nancy Bennett] 98. Row 7, Marker 4:
Nancy wife of Jeremiah BENNETT Died Oct. 30, 1876 Aged 65Yrs. 5Ms. & 25Ds.
[faint four lines of text illegible at bottom]
Nancy Bell, daughter of Lewis Bell and Mary E. Anderson, married 18 May 1836 Shelby County OH to Jeremiah Bennett
10  31  31  Bennett Jeremiah  58  M  W  Farmer         1300  200  O                        1 - 
11                  Nancy     59  F  W  Keeping house             Virginia    1  1
12                  Margaret  16  F  W                            O         1
13                  William    6  M  W                            O 
14  32  32  Bennett James     22  M  W                            O                        1 - 
15                  Belle     19  F  M                            Ind 
15 Attended school within the year, 16 Cannot read, 17 Cannot write, 19 Male Citizen of U.S. of 21 years of age and upwards.
Census: 1870 IN Adams County French Township p. 6. Post Office: Newville Ind. 9 August 1870

[gravestone of unknown] 99. Row 7, Marker 5:
[broken white marble slab on concrete base leaning sideways to row from concrete footing]

evergreen tree, peony bush

[gravestone of Martha, Anna, Mary, Teressa, and Clayton Houck] 100. Row 7, Marker 6:
Children of Geo. M.T. & Mary D. HOUCK
Martha F.   Anna A.    Mary M.   Teressa     Clayton A.
1874-1875   1876           1878          1873-1879   1893-1894
[long gray granite block on long concrete footing]

evergreen tree

apparent grassy drive, row jogs east toward road

[gravestone of Nichal and Sophie Jahn] 101. Row 7, Marker 7:
in inhilm Gott Nichal JAHN geb 21 Jan 1813 gelt 6 Mrt 1899 Alter 81
Jahre 8 Mo. n. 12 Tage.
Text Hebrew 13 6-11
[four lines faint text on west side of white marble column]
Uhr haben hiere un innrin,
Senat hmalihr ziahne laser
in heaven
(text)
Vach Gott ich limrin Verlangen
Du wollt ich girmu hin.
Jul Welt bin ich durch gangin
Job ich's ichrmudi bin.
Sophie ____ unbot Jahn geb 1 Aib 1815
[faint German inscription on south side of column unable to decipher]

[gravestone of unknown] 102. Row 7, Marker 8:
three or four lines German text at bottom
[weathered white marble slab in concrete footing]

[gravestone of Mary E Myers] 103. Row 7, Marker 9:
Mary E. MYERS 1875-1879
[small red granite block on concrete footing]

[gravestone of Lucinda Myers] 104. Row 7, Marker 10:
Lucinda A. MYERS 1885-1904
[small red granite block on concrete footing]

[gravestone of Asa Myers] 105. Row 7, Marker 11:
Asa C. MYERS 1893-1910
[small red granite block on concrete footing]

  Asa Myers a son of John Myers, living south of Honduras, in Adams County, died Wednesday afternoon. He was aged about 18 and his death [w]as due to tuberculosis. The funeral will be held Friday.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening News.   Eighteenth Year, No. 154.   Thursday, March 31, 1910.   p. 3, col. 5.
Myers Asa C M 16 1 Apr 1900(sic) Kirkland Twp

[gravestone of John and Ellen Myers] 106. Row 7, Marker 12:
John C 1847-1927 MYERS Ellen 1852-1907
[long red granite slant on concrete footing]

JOHN C. MYERS CALLED BY DEATH
Retired Adams County Farmer Dies At Home In Kirkland Township
  John C. Myers, 80, retired Adams county farmer, died of heart trouble and hemorrhages at his home in Kirkland township, at 4:45 o'clock Thuesday afternoon. Mr. Myers had been ill for two months.
  John C. Myers was a son of George and Rhoda Allshouse Myers and was born in West Moreland (sic) county, Pennsylvania, February 4, 1847. He had resided in Adams county for 48 years. He was married to Ellen Cline. December 19, 1871. Mrs. Myers died September 14, 1907. Mr. Myers was a member of the Christian Union church. Four sons survive. They are L. E. Myers, of Fort Wayne; William A. Myers, of Bluffton; Frank [Franklin P., husband of Gerta M. Hower] Myers, of Monroe; and George Myers, of Decatur. The following brothers and sister survive, also: Aaron Myers, of New Augusta, Indiana; Isrea (sic) Myers, of Jolietville, Indiana; Mrs. Peter Baker, Ephriam Myers, George Myers, Seno Myers, all of Leechburg, Pa.; and Sabanah Myers, of Canton, Ohio.
  Funeral services will be held at the Zion church at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon, with the Rev. Jay Smith, officiating. Burial will be made in the Zion cemetery, Adams county.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXV. No. 247.   Wednesday, October 19, 1927.   p. 1, col. 7.

JOHN C. MYERS DIES AT HONDURAS
DEATH IS CAUSED BY HEART DISEASE--FUNERAL WILL BE HELD FRIDAY
  John C. Myers, 80, died at the old homestead at Honduras, Tuesday evening at 4:45 o'clock. He had been ill two months suffering from heart disease.
  Mr. Myers was born in West Moreland (sic) county, Pa., February 4, 1847, the son of George and Rhoda Allshouse Myers, both of whom were born in Pennsylvania. His marriage to Miss Ellen Cline, who died September 14, 1907, was solemnized in Marion county, Indiana, December 19, 1871.
  He was a devout member of the Christian Union church at Honduras.
  Surviving are four sons, L. E. Myers, of Ft. Wayne; William A. Myers, Bluffton; Frank Myers, Monroe, Ind.; and George Myers, of Decatur; one sister, Mrs. Peter Baker, Leechburg, Pa.; six brothers, Aaron Myers of New Augusta, Ind.; Isreal Myers, of Joliettesville, Ind.; Ephrian Myers, George Myers and Seno Myers of Leechburg, Pa., and Labonah Myers, of Canton, Ohio.
  Mr. Myers was a good and peaceful neighbor and one who loved his fellowmen; one who knew that there was a better place than this to abide and expressed his willingness to go; one who was glad to meet his Lord and Master.
  The funeral will be held at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Zion church at Honduras. Rev. Jay Smith will officiate. Burial in the Zion cemetery.
Bluffton Evening-News   Thirty-Sixth Year 16   Wednesday, October 19, 1927   p. 1, col. 4.

  The funeral of Mrs. Ellen Myers, wife of John Myers, took place Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the Zion church at Honduras, Adams County. Her death occurred Saturday from cancer of the liver and stomach.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening News.   Fifteenth Year No. 302   Tuesday, September 17, 1907   p. 3, col. 3.

[gravestone of Metelly and Susa May Carpenter] 107. Row 7, Marker 13:
Metelly wife of Elias CARPENTER Died Oct. 25, 1887. Aged 26Y. 8D.
[four lines faint text on bottom of west side of white marble base under white marble shaft on concrete base and footing]

Susa May dau. of E. & M. CARPENTER Died Aug. 16, 1886 Aged 5M. 11D.
[south side inscription on column]
[missing cap]

Row 8:   (15 stones)


[gravestone of Frederick Fulk] 109. Row 8, Marker 1:
Frederick FULK infant Died June 13, 1913
[gray marble slab on concrete base]

[gravestone of Harold Fulk] 110. Row 8, Marker 2:
Harold FULK infant Died Apr. 12, 1903
[gray marble slab on concrete base and footing with small hand of inscription curved at top over same design]

[gravestone of Mary Johnson] 111. Row 8, Marker 3:
Mary A. wife of P. S. JOHNSON 1852-1920
[red granite vertical on gray granite base in concrete footing]

gap of three or four lots

[gravestone of Emma and William Fulk] 112. Row 8, Marker 4:
Mother Emma FULK Feb. 27, 1849 Apr. 22, 1902 53Y. 1M. 25D.
Father William F. FULK Dec. 19, 1841 May 21, 1916 74Y. 5M. 2D.b
[large gray granite vertical on gray granite base on large base]

MR. FULK DIES AT WARREN, O.
HOME DURING GREATER PART OF LIFE MADE NEAR BLUFFTON.
  John H. Fulk, living at the corner of Oak and Cherry streets, was this morning called to the vicinity of Warren, Ohio, by the death of his father, William Fulk, aged about seventy-one years. Mr. Fulk passed away at the home of his sister, where he had been visiting for the last two months. His home during the greater part of his life had been made on a farm three miles south of Bluffton. Mr. Fulk's death was due to ulcers of the stomach. He had been ailing in health for more than a year, but his condition had not been serious until late.
  He is survived by three sons, John Fulk, of this city; Louis Fulk, of Chicago, and Ed Fulk, residing in Texas. A brother, Peter M. Fulk, residing nine miles east of the city, and a sister, Mrs. Catherine Libby (sic), residing five miles east of the city. Other brothers and sisters, besides the sister at Warren, live in Ohio.
  Arrangements have been made to bring the body to the home of the son, John, in this city. The cortege will leave Warren at 6 o'clock tomorrow morning and will arrive here on the Clover Leaf train about 11 o'clock tomorrow morning. The funeral services will be held at the residence at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon and burial will be at Honduras.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening Banner   Volume XVI. Number 154.   Monday, May 22, 1916   p. 1, col. 2.

  Mrs. William Fulke, mother of the ex-surveyor of Adams county, dropped dead yesterday at her home a mile east of Honduras. The funeral occurs at the house Friday at 9:30.
Bluffton Chronicle.   Volume 33. Number 43   Wednesday, April 23, 1902.   p. 7, col. 2.

  Mrs. William F. Fulk, one of the best known ladies of the county, and mother of ex-Surveyor W. E. Fulk[,] died very suddenly Tuesday evening about five o'clock from heart trouble. She had been in good health and the close of her useful life came without warning. While talking with a neighbor lady she suddenly became affected with paralysis of the heart and fell to the floor. Medical assistance was sent for and Dr. D. D. Clark of this city, went out immediately but life had been extinct long before his arrival. It is believed she died instantly. She resided with her son on the home farm in Kirkland township, about nine miles southwest of the city. She was fifty-three years old and a woman of many good qualities. Three sons, William E. , Lewis P., and John H., survives (sic) her. Funeral services will be held tomorrow. Decatur Democrat.   Volume XLVI. Number 7.   Thursday, April 24, 1902.   p. 5, col. 3.

[gravestone of Louis Fulk] 113. Row 8, Marker 5:
Louis P FULK 1881-1943
[gray granite block on concrete footing]

Louis Fulk Funeral Held This Afternoon
  Funeral services were held this afternoon at the Jahn funeral home, Bluffton, for Louis Fulk, 62, retired pharmacist and a native of Kirkland township, who died at Hesperia, Mich., following a stroke of paralysis.
  The deceased was born in Kirkland township, the son of William and Emma Sovine Fulk. He was never married. He lived for 20 years in Wells county before moving to Michigan. There are no near relatives surviving.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XLI. No. 148.   Wednesday, June 23, 1943.   p. 1, col. 7.

FORMER RESIDENT DIES IN MICHIGAN
LOUIS FULK, 62, DIES SUNDAY AT HESPERIA; BODY TO BE RETURNED HERE
  Louis Fulk, 62, retired pharmacist, died at noon Sunday at Hesperia, Mich., following a stroke of paralysis.
  Born in Kirkland township, he was a son of William and Emma Sovine Fulk. He was never married. He resided in this county for a period of 20 years, and he owned a farm south of Bluffton on the Hoosier highway. Fraternally he was a member of the Masonic lodge.
  A brother, Charles, died in infancy and two brothers, John and Ed, are deceased.
  The body will be brought early Tuesday morning to the Jahn funeral home, where it will remain for services at 2 p.m. Wednesday in charge of Rev. Matthew Worthman. Burial will be in the Zion cemetery at Honduras.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XIV. No. 195.   Monday, June 21, 1943   p. 1, col. 6.

[gravestone of Charles Fulk] 114. Row 8, Marker 6:
Charles A. son of W.F. & E. FULK Died Jan 12, 1880 Aged 7Y. & 21D.
"I just ... / on the other side."
[white marble column on double white marble base on concrete base and footing]

gap of three or four lots

[gravestone of Minerva] 115. Row 8, Marker 7:
Minerva wife of ...
... Died Oct. 10, 1877 Aged 6?5Yrs. 3ms. & 29Ds.
three lines of faint text
[broken white marble slab, repaired, rusted rods]

apparent grassy drive bisecting row and row jogs to the east

foot of concrete slab over Gideon Longenberger grave in Row 9 Marker 10

foot of concrete slab over Louisa Longenberger grave in Row 9 Marker 11

[gravestone of Nancy, Erma, and Sarah Parrish] 118. Row 8, Marker 8:
PARRISH Nancy F. 1904-1919 Erma A. 1896-1916 Sarah E. 1875-1902
[gray granite block in concrete footing]

THE DEATH TOLL
David Heller, 88, Dropped Dead This Morning at Home at Berne.
GEORGE GAY DEAD
Nancy Parrish, 15, Died from Spinal Meningitis--Ill a Short Time.
  The death angel took a big toll of lives again today from the ranks of Adams county residents.
  David Heller, aged eighty-eight, a pioneer of Berne, died this morning at 9 o'clock his death occurring very suddenly....
              ------
  George Gay, aged eighty-one, a prominent farmer living five miles east of this city, died this morning at nine o'clock after a long illness from tuberculosis....
              ------
  Nancy Parrish, aged fourteen, daughter of John W. Parrish, who took the county diploma examination here three weeks ago today, died this morning at four o'clock at the home of her parents, four miles east of Monroe. The girl had influenza last summer but had recovered. The day she took the examination here for county school diploma, she went to Monroe and stayed all night at the home of her grandmother. The next morning she suffered from headache and cold, and an abscess developed in her head, and later spinal meningitis came on.
  Had she lived until next July, she would have been fifteen years of age.
  She is survived by the parents and two brothers and sisters--Lola Parrish, Kenneth, Geraldine and Kermit.
  The family formerly lived near Craigville, moving to their present home one year ago. The funeral will be Monday afternoon, leaving the home at one o'clock for the Zion church at Honduras, where the service will be held at two o'clock.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XVII. Number 82.   Saturday Evening, April 5, 1919.   p. 1, col. 2.

ERMA PARRISH DEAD
  Erma Parrish, daughter of John W. Parrish, of Kirkland township, born November 4th, 1896 died early this morning at her father[']s home. Her mother has been dead for several years and she has made her home with her grandmother, Mrs. Nancy Parrish of Monroe until three weeks ago when she went to her father[']s home.
  Funeral services will be held on Thursday morning at ten o'clock from the Christian Union church at Honduras with burial in the Zion cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XIV. Number 288.   Tuesday Evening, December 5, 1916.   p. 4, col. 5.

[gravestone of Rachel and Samuel Hocker] 119. Row 8, Marker 9:
Rachel wife of S.H. HOCKER Died Sep. 23, 1895 Aged 37Y. 3M. 22D.
She died as she lived - a Christian
[inscription on south side]
Samuel H. HOCKER 1854-1932
[north side inscription on red granite shaft on red granite base on concrete base]

SAMUEL HOCKER DIES MONDAY
Grandfather of Decatur Man Dies Lasst (sic) Night Following Short Illness
  Samuel H. Hocker, 78, grandfather of Ralph Yager of this city, died at 11:15 o'clock Monday night at his home in Kirkland township, following a short illness of heart trouble and complications. He had been seriously ill since Sunday.
  Mr. Hocker was born in Ohio, October 24, 1862, a son of Stephen and Susan Weffler Hocker. Practically his entire life was spent in Wells and Adams counties. He was a retired farmer, and was a member of the Christian Union church.
  His first marriage was to Rachel Cline, who preceded him in death. His second marriage was to Mary Baumgartner, January 15, 1897. She passed away in Bluffton. Following her death Mr. Hocker moved to his farm in Kirkland township, which was tenanted by his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Will Yager.
  Surviving are two children, Mrs. Yager and Mrs. Joe Pease, east of Bluffton, 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Two grandchildren are deceased. Six brothers and one sister are also deceased. Mrs. E. B. Macy of this city is a niece and C. E. Hocker is a nephew of Mr. Hocker.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Zion church at Honduras, in charge of Rev. J. Smith. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXX. No. 223.   Tuesday, September 20, 1932.   p. 1, col. 7.

SAMUEL HOCKER CALLED BY DEATH
FORMER RESIDENT OF BLUFFTON PASSES AWAY AT HOME IN ADAMS COUNTY.
  Samuel E. Hocker, 78, former resident of Bluffton, passed away at 11:15 Monday night at his home in Kirkland township, Adams county, following a short illness of heart trouble and complications. He had been seriously ill since Sunday.
  He was born in Ohio on October 24, 1862, a son of Stephen and Susan Weffler Hocker and was 78 years, 10 months and 26 days of age at the time of his death. Practically his entire life was spent in Wells and Adams counties. He was a retired farmer and was a member of the Christian Union church.
  His first marriage was to Rachel Cline, who preceded him in death. His second marriage was to Mary Baumgardner on Jan. 15, 1897. She passed away in this city. Following her death, Mr. Hocker moved to his farm in Kirkland township which was tenanted by his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Will Yager.
  Surviving are two children, Mrs. Will Yager, Kirkland township, and Mrs. Joe Pease, east of Bluffton, thirteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. Two grandchildren are deceased.
  Six brothers and one sister are also deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Zion church at Honduras in charge of Rev. Jay Smith. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. III. No. 274.   Tuesday, September 20, 1932   p. 1, col. 6.

gap of two lots

[gravestone of Mary Yager] 120. Row 8, Marker 10:
Mary E. dau. of W.M. & L.E. YAGER 1916-1925
[small red granite block in concrete footing]

DIES OF SLEEPING SICKNESS TODAY
Daughter of William Yager, Kirkland Township, Dies Early This Morning
  Mary Elizabeth Yager, age 8 years, died at her home in Kirkland township, at 3:40 o'clock this morning, following an illness of sleeping sickness.
  The child was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Yager, and was born in Kirkland township, October 30, 1916. She is survived by her parents and the following brothers and sisters: Rachiel Magdalene Yager, at home; Herman Leon, of New York City; Ralph, of Decatur; Laurin D., at home; Kenneth William, of Muncie; Charles Albert and Samuel Henry, at home.
  Funeral services will be held from the Christian Union church at Honduras. The services will be conducted by the Rev. C. D. Gleason, of Fayette, Ohio, assisted by the Rev. Porter, of Craigville. Burial will be made in the cemetery at Honduras.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXIII. Number 97.   Thursday, April 23, 1925.   p. 1, col. 2.

OBITUARY
  Mary Elizabeth Yager, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Yager, passed away at the age of 8 years, 5 months, 23 days. To this child, loved by all, the earthly end and heavenly beginning came after an illness of encephalitis.
  There shall never be expressed the greater beauty and goodness of this short life. Not conscious of tangible medium shall transfer it to us. Rather when hereafter we find unexpected beauty blooming in our thoughts and deeds--we shall know whence it came. In unsuspecting moments with her in trival (sic) incidents, there was subtly and sweetly present a regard most unselfish, a love complete. School mates, Sunday school class, and family know the intelligent attention she so willingly gave. They know the tenderness with which she kept so many things, nothing so slight that her fine senses failed to catch! Yet expansive thoughts were not foreign to her growing mind. And the fragrance and color of this blossoming life gave promises of such abundant fruits of intelligence and lasting service! It is for us, the living, to double kindness' depth and to ever enlarge helpfulness. If we can add to our lives part of the richness and beauty contained in hers, we can with greater joy look to Him in Whose care she now is.
  She is survived by her parents, Mr. William Yager and Mrs. Lucinda Hocker Yager, by her grandfather Samuel H. Hocker, by the following sister and brothers, Rachel Magdalena at home, Herman Leon, New York City, Ralph Edwin, Decatur; Lauria Day, Kenneth William, Charles Albert, Samuel Henry, at home, and by a host of relatives and friends.
  Funeral was held Sunday at Christian Union Church, Honduras.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXIII. Number 106.   Monday, May 4, 1925.   p. 3, col. 4 & 5.

MARY ELIZABETH YAGER DIES THIS MORNING
DAUGHTER OF MR. AND MRS. WILLIAM YAGER DEAD--FUNERAL ON SUNDAY.
  Mary Elizabeth Yager, aged 8 years, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Yager, living one-half mile of Honduras, Adams County, former residents near Vera Cruz, passed away at 3:40 o'clock this morning at her home.
  She had been a sufferer from a malady regarded as on the order of sleeping sickness.
  The little girl was born in Kirkland township, Adams County, a daughter of William Yager and Lucinda Hocker Yager, on October 30, 1916, and at her death was aged 8 years, 5 months and 23 days.
  Surviving besides the parents are seven brothers and sisters, as follows: Rachel Magdalena, Lorin D., Charles Albert and Samuel Henry Yager, all at home; Herman Yager, New York City; Ralph Edwin Yager, of Decatur, and Kenneth William Yager, of Muncie. Samuel H. Hocker, formerly of this city, is a grandfather of the child.
  Funeral services will be held at ten o'clock Sunday forenoon at the Zion church at Honduras, in charge of the Rev. C. D. Gleason, of Fayette, Ohio, assisted by Rev. Porter, of Craigville.
  Burial will be in the cemetery adjacent to the church.
Bluffton Evening News   Thirty-Third Year, No. 174.   Thursday, April 23, 1925   p. 1, col. 6.

[gravestone of Floyd Yager] 121. Row 8, Marker 11:
Floyd H. son of W. & L. YAGER 1898-1899
[small gray granite block on concrete footing]

gap of three or four lots

[gravestone of Louis Hoffman and Dora Kidd] 122. Row 8, Marker 12:
HOFFMAN Louis D. 1857-1888 Dora KIDD 1860-1934
[long gray granite block on concrete footing]

FORMER COUNTY RESIDENT DIES
Mrs. Dora Dee Kidd Dies At Home Of Son In Preble
  Mrs. Dora Dee Kidd, 74, of Plymouth, and a former resident of Adams county died Sunday morning at 6:20 o'clock at the home of her son, Milton Hoffman at Preble. Death was due to complications.
  Mrs. Kidd had gone to the Hoffman on June 6 to visit and became ill. She was bedfast for three weeks.
  She was born at Jeromeville, Ashland county, Ohio, on April 4, 1860, a daughter of John and Rebecca Ernst. Her first marriage was to Lewis D. Hoffman on January 6, 1880 and four children were born to the union, two of whom died in infancy. The surviving children by this marriage are Ervin Hoffman of Fort Wayne and Milton Hoffman of Preble.
  Following the death of Mr. Hoffman, she married Ambrose Hilyard on January 18, 1890 and one son, Milo Hilyard, of Chicago, was born. Her marriage to Milton Kidd took place October 28, 1901. A son died in infancy, and a daughter, Esther of Sagola, Michigan, survives. Mr. Kidd preceded his wife in death on June 3 of last year.
  Mrs. Kidd resided in Adams county for a number of years. She was converted at the Antioch church, later joining the Methodist church at Plymouth. In 1911 she moved to Louisiana and in 1915 went to Marshall county, residing in Plymouth.
  One sister, Mrs. Joe Drum, of
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FORMER COUNTY RESIDENT DIES
(CONTINUED FROM PAGE ONE)
Curryville, survives, and eight grandchildren. Three brothers are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Milton Hoffman home at Preble and at 2 o'clock at the Beulah church. Rev. J. L. Brunner will officiate and burial will be at Zion cemetery near Honduras.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXXII. No. 180.   Monday, July 30, 1934.   p. 1, col. 3; p. 6, col. 3.

[gravestone of Henry and Sarah Galbreath] 123. Row 8, Marker 13:
Henry GALBREATH Died Dec. 19, 1893 Aged 77yrs.
[east side inscription]
Sarah A. wife of H. GALBREITH Died Nov. 7, 1884 Aged 74y 7m 24d
[west side inscription]

Henry Galbraith was issued a Land Patent on November 10, 1841 for the 80 acre parcel of the West Half of Southeast Quarter-Section (W1/2NE) in Section 36. On January 1, 1850, he received a Land Patent for the 80 acres directly north in West Half of Southeast Quarter-Section in Section 25.
Gregory A. Boyd, J.D., Family Maps of Adams County, Indiana Deluxe Edition Norman, Oklahoma: Arphax Publishing Co., 2006. p. 73.
www.arphax.com   (405)366-6181
10  93  93  Galbreth Henry  54  M  W  Farmer         3000  560  O      1 
11                   Sarah  41  F  W  Keeping house             Penn 
12                   Julia  12  F  W                            Ind 
Census: 1870 IN Adams County Kirkland Township Series: M593 Roll: 296 Page: 49 p. 13 Post Office: Decatur 27 July 1870 Benj. F. Weimer, Ass't Marshal.

Row 9:   (17 stones)


[gravestone of Nancy and Lucy Diehl] 124. Row 9, Marker 1:
Nancy wife of M. DIEHL Mar. 12, 1825 Oct. 5, 1897
[west side inscription]
Lucy E Nov. 2, 1846 May 2 1886(?)
Gone but not forgotten
[north side inscription on gray marble shaft and base]

gap of five or six lots

[gravestone of Bessie and Josiah Parrish] 125. Row 9, Marker 2:
PARRISH Bessie 1884-1969 Josiah O. 1879-1957
[polished red granite on red granite base on concrete footing]

Josiah O. Parrish Dies This Morning
Lifelong Resident Of County Is Dead
  Josiah O. Parrish, 78, lifelong resident of Adams county, died at 7:30 o'clock this morning at his home in Monroe, following a month's illness.
  He was born in Adams county Jan. 16, 1879, a son of Joseph and Nancy Jane Smith-Parrish. He was first married to Daisy Gilbert, who died in 1918. He then married Bessie Andrews March 16, 1925.
  Mr. Parrish was a retired farmer and also an employe of the Central Soya Co. for 10 years until his retirement six years ago. He was a member of the Monroe Methodist church.
  Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Lake O. Parrish of Grabill, and Lee E. Parrish of Monroe; one daughter, Mrs. Helen Mann of Lynn; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Vera Hower of Muskegon, Mich.; a stepson, Otto Wise of Columbia, S. C.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, John W. Parrish of Decatur, and James Parrish of Willshire, O., and one sister, Mrs. Jason Essex of Elmira, Ark. Two brothers are deceased.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p. m. Sunday at the Zwick funeral home and at 2 p. m. at the Monroe Methodist church, the Rev. Willis Gierhart officiating. Burial will be in Zion cemetery at Honduras. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p. m. Saturday until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LV. No. 276.   Friday, November 22, 1957   p. 1, col. 4.

Bessie Parrish dies at hospital
  Mrs. Bessie Parrish, 84, 105 West Washington street, Monroe, died at 8:45 p.m. Monday at the Adams county memorial hospital, where she had been a patient for the past month.
  She was born in Adams county Feb. 5, 1884, a daughter of H. C. and Samantha Smith-Andrews, and was married to Josiah O. Parrish March 6, 1925. Her husband preceeded (sic) her in death November 22, 1957.
  Mrs. Parrish was a member of the Monroe United Methodist church and the W.S.C.S. of the church.
  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Burt (Vera) Hower of Muskegon, Mich.; one son, Otto Weis of Columbia, S. C.; two stepsons, Lake O. Parrish of Fort Wayne, and Lee E. Parrish of Monroe; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Roy (Helen) Mann of Lynn; five sisters, Mrs. Blanche Valentine of Elmira, Ark; Mrs. Dessie Miller of Santa Rosa, Calif.; Mrs. Velma Weaver of Sarasota, Fla.; Mrs. Rolla (Husta) Longenberger of Monroe; and Mrs. Tena Fish of Benton, Ark.; two brothers, Sanford Andrews, of DeWitt, Ark., and Melvin Andrews of Miami, Fla.; one grandchild; eight stepgrandchildren, and 22 step-grandchildren (sic). Two brothers are deceased.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Monroe United Methodist church, with Rev. Donald Wilks officiating. Burial will be in the Zion cemetery at Honduras. Friends may call at the Zwick funeral home after 2:30 p.m. Wednesday until 11 a.m. Thursday. The body will lie in state at the church from 12 noon Thursday until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXVII NO. 5.   Tuesday, January 7, 1969   p. 1, col. 2.

concrete urn

[gravestone of Daise Parrish] 126. Row 9, Marker 3:
Mother Daise E. PARRISH 1884-1922
[red granite block]

MRS. DAISY PARRISH DIED MONDAY NOON
WELL KNOWN RESIDENT PASSED AWAY AT HOME IN KIRKLAND TOWNSHIP.
  Mrs. Daisy Gilbert Parrish, aged 37 years, 8 months and 15 days, died at her home in Kirkland township, Adams County, Indiana, Monday, August 14, 1922, at 12:15 o'clock, after an illness of almost three years duration.
  Daisy Elnora Gilbert, daughter of William and Amanda Gilbert, was born in Kirkland township, December 30, 1884. She was united in marriage to Joshua Osmond Parrish June 22, 1902. To this union were born the following children: Lake O., Helen Y., and Lee W., all at home. Her mother and one half sister, Mary Leone, preceded her in death.
  Beside her family she leaves to mourn her loss, her aged father, Mr. William Gilbert, a step-mother, Mrs. Emma Gilbert, and the following brothers and sisters: James C. Gilbert, of Huntington, Ind.; John Alexander, of Quincy, Mich.; Grace Pearl Combs, LaCrosse, Georgia; Realie Martin Gilbert, Monroe, Indiana; Goldie Phimelia Shurman, Huntington, W. Va. Half brothers and sisters are Clara June, Chalmer William, Myra Neoma, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, with many other relatives and friends.
  Funeral services will be held from Zion C. B. church in charge of Rev. C. T. Payne and Rev. J. W. Sayer. Burial in Zion cemetery.
Bluffton Evening News   Thirtieth Year, No. 269.   Tuesday, August 15, 1922   p. 1, col. 3.

large evergreen tree

[gravestone of Nikolas and Amily Yager] 127. Row 9, Marker 4:
Nikolas YAGER Geb. Den. 23. Mar 1810 Gest. Den 20 Jan 1879 Alt. 68Y. 9M. 27D.
In Preine Hands behehle
Ich meine Geist
[west side inscription]
Amily YAGER Geb. Den 21 Dec. 1818 Gest. Den 5 May 1895 Alt 76Y. 4M. 14D.
three lines text

gap of two or three lots

[gravestone of Liby] 128. Row 9, Marker 5:
LIBY
[curved top small gray marble slab in ground]

small gap

[gravestone of Liby] 129. Row 9, Marker 6:
LIBY
[curved top small gray marble slab in ground]

[gravestone of Liby] 130. Row 9, Marker 7:
LIBY
[curved top small gray marble slab in ground]

[gravestone of Mary Liby] 131. Row 9, Marker 8:
Mary E wife of D. LIBY Died Aug. 13 1896 Aged 48Y. 1M. 3D.
four lines faint text
[gray marble upright with book carved on top, gray marble base on concrete base and footing]

[gravestone of David Liby] 132. Row 9, Marker 9:
LIBY David Liby Apr. 15, 1840 Nov. 13, 1913
[gray granite upright on gray granite base sharing concrete footing with Mary E.]

DAVID LIBY DIED SUDDENLY
Well Known Farmer Drops Dead on Road While En-Route to This City
WITH HIS WIFE
Attempted to Get Out of Rig and Dropped Dead Between the Wheels.
  One of the most suddent and unexpected deaths occurred this morning about 9:45 o'clock, when David Liby, a well known farmer of Preble, suddenly dropped dead while driving to this city with his wife to attend to some trading. While driving along the road between the homes of Phil Baker and John Cchurger, Mr. Liby remarked to his wife that he was feeling rather ill and thought that he would get out of the buggy for a minute. He stopped the horse and was making an attempt to reach the step with his foot, when he suddenly collapsed and fell between the wheels of the buggy. The screams of Mrs. Liby attracted the attention of Mail Carrier Earl Butler, and also Mr. Baker. They hastened to the buggy and not knowing that Mr. Liby was dead hastily sent a call for Dr. C. S. Clark.
  Upon his arrival the physician announced that death had been instantaneous, and was due, as far as the meager examination at that time could disclose to paralysis of the heart.
  Mr. Liby, prior to this attack, had suffered two similar attacks of paralysis, the second attack being so severe that he lay for weeks between life and death, finally rallying, but as a result was impeded in his walk.
  Mr. Liby was born in Ohio sixty-five years ago. He moved to this county during the civil war and when about twenty-four years of age, locating in Kirkland township. Later he sold his property in that township and moved to Root township. Several months ago he moved to Preble at which place he resided up to the time of the death. Mr. Liby entered into the bonds of matrimony three times during his life, he being survived by his third wife, who was formerly Mrs. Belle Swigart. He is also survived by two children,they being Mrs. Charles Bell of Craigville, and William Liby, of Monroe, one daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Whitehurst, having preceded him in death. Five grandchildren also survive. Mr. Liby was one of the best known farmers in Adams county, he always being in the lead and assisting in every way possible every moment that would in any way benefit the county and residents. He was a kind, big-hearted man, ready and willing to help any one in distress even to the point of depriving himself, and it will take years to heal the scar of sorrow that his departure from this life has made.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XI. Number 269.   Thursday Evening, November 13, 1913.   p. 1, col. 7.

grassy drive and big jog east toward road

[gravestone of Giedon Longenberger] 116. Row 9, Marker 10:
Giedon LONGENBERGER 1835-1929
[brass plate at foot of concrete slab over grave]

G. LONGENBERGER CLAIMED BY DEATH
PASSES AWAY AT HOME HERE LAST NIGHT AT AGE OF 94.
  Gideon Longenberger, retired farmer and civil war veteran, died at his home 1027 West Wabash street at 11:45 o'clock Sunday night. He had been ailing for a year with kidney trouble and complications.
  Born in Trumbull county, Ohio, January 27, 1835, Mr. Longenberger was 94 year[s], 5 months, and 10 days of age at the time of his death. He was a son of George and Mary
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G. LONGENBERGER
(CONTINUED FROM PAGE ONE)
Moser Longenberger. Most of his life was spent in Ohio, his home being made in Bluffton only the last ten years.
  Mr. Longenberger was first married to Louise Cline in 1842 and her death occurred in Trumbull county, Ohio, November 13, 1918. He was married in 1920 to Elizabeth Michael at Marion. Surviving are the wife, three sons and a daughter. The four children living are Charles Henry Longenberger, and Mary Elizabeth Manley, of Adams county; John Jacob, of Toledo, and Stephen Albert, of Pleasant Mills. Three daughters and three sons are deceased. Twenty-one grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren mourn his death as does a brother, William Longenberger, of Newton Falls, Ohio.
  Mr. Longenberger enlisted in Company E, 188th Ohio Infantry, February 22, 1865, and re-enlisted August 18, 1865. After the war he again engaged in farming and worked at that occupation until advancing age forced him to retire.
  The deceased was a member of the First Reformed church of this city.
  The funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon with Rev. W. A. Alspach and Rev. W. H. Day in charge. Burial will be in Zion cemetery.
  Funeral services will be held in the Zion Christian church.
Bluffton Evening News   Thirty-Seventh Year, No. 237   Monday, July 8, 1929   p. 1, col. 5; p. 3, col. .

concrete urn, US flag in GAR 1861 1865 star holder

[gravestone of Louisa Longenberger] 117. Row 9, Marker 11:
Louisa LONGENBERGER 1841-1918
[brass plate at foot of concrete slab over grave]
Louisa Longenberger, daughter of Jacob and Mary Cline
Last          First   Sex  Age  Date of Death  Place of Death  Book   Page
Longenbarger  Louisa  F    76   14 Oct 1918    St Marys Twp    H-25*  13
*H-County Heath Office, Decatur
Index to Death Records, Adams County, 1882-1920 Inclusive, Compiled by Indiana Works Progress Administration, 1938

[gravestone of George Longenberger] 133. Row 9, Marker 12:
George LONGENBERGER Died Jun. 27, 1896 Aged 33y. 6m. 27d.
Sleep on brother, thy work / is done, / Jesus has come and borne / thee home.
[four lines text on west side of gray marble base under gray marble shaft on gray marble base on formed concrete base on concrete footing]

[gravestone of boy and Emma Longenbarger] 134. Row 9, Marker 13:
Infant son of G & L. LONGENBARGER Died Apr. 1, 1873 Aged 21d.
[south side]
Emma C. dau. of G. & L. LONGENBARGER Born Dec. 10, 1877 Died 1880
[gray marble shaft on gray marble base on formed concrete base and footing]

[gravestone of Stephen Stoneburner] 135. Row 9, Marker 14:
Stephen STONEBURNER 1875-1878
[gray granite block on concrete footing]

  A little boy, son of Squire Stoneburner, living just over the line in Adams county, due east from Lancaster township, this county, fell in a well of water last Saturday, and before he was noticed by any one of the family was drowned.
Bluffton Banner   Vol. XXVII. No. 35.   Thursday, November 7, 1878   p. 3, col. 4.

[gravestone of Stephen Kistler] 136. Row 9, Marker 15:
Stephen KISTLER Died Feb. 26, 1910 Aged 78Y Mary wife of S. KISTLER
Died July 20, 1900 Aged 68Y. 7M. 2D.
[polished black granite on gray granite base on formed concrete base with KISTLER name on side, with US flag in US War Veteran holder]

STEPHEN KISTLER DIED THIS MORNING
PIONEER OF ADAMS COUNTY DIED AT HOME OF DAUGHTER HERE ON 79TH BIRTHDAY.
  On the seventy-ninth anniversary of his birth Stephen A. Kistler, a retired farmer, one of the pioneer citizens of Adams County, passed away at two o'clock this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Susan Arnold, 303 East Central Avenue, after a long illness with heart and kidney trouble, rendered more serious by his advanced age. The actual cause of death was dropsy which has been developing for some time. Mr. Kistler had been in feeble health all winter and for about two weeks before his death was in a condition which indicated that the end might be expected at any time.
  Stephen A. Kistler was born in Austintown, Trumble (sic) County, Ohio, on February 26, 1831, the son of Michael and Salone (sic) Kistler, both natives of Pennsylvania. The boyhood of the decedent was spent in Ohio but in early manhood he came to Indiana and was one of the first settlers in Adams County. He was married to Mary Kiefer, who preceeds him in death, passing away ten years ago last July. Mr. and Mrs. Kistler were the parents of five children, of whom four, all daughters, survive their father. They are Mrs. Susan Arnold and Mrs. Elizabeth Burkett, of this city, Mrs. Sarah Stoneberger (sic), of Adams County and Mrs. Lucy Easterday, residing two miles east of Bluffton. The deceased child, a son, died in infancy.
  Mr. Kistler's residence in this city lasted only about a year as he left his Adams County home and moved here about the time his son-in-law George Burkett and family, moved here from Adams County after Mr. Burkett purchased the North Main street feed barn. The family residence in Adams County was near Honduras.
  The decedent was the last surviving member of the family of fourteen children.
  Mr. Kistler united with the Lutheran church while he was yet a resident of Ohio and the faith and tenets of that denomination formed his creed of belief and practice through the remainder of his life.
  He enlisted in the federal army during the latter part of the war of the rebellion and saw about one hundred days service.
  The funeral party will leave the Arnold home at nine o'clock Monday morning and the services will take place at the church at Honduras as soon as the cortege arrives there. The burial will take place at the Zion cemetery, one half-mile south of Honduras.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening News.   Eighteenth Year, No. 126.   Saturday, February 26, 1910.   p. 2, col. 1.

STEPHEN KISTLER DIED SATURDAY
PIONEER OF ADAMS COUNTY DIED AT HOME OF DAUGHTER HERE ON 79TH BIRTHDAY.
  On the seventy-ninth anniversary of his birth Stephen A. Kistler, a retired farmer, one of the pioneer citizens of Adams County, passed away at two o'clock A. M. Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Susan Arnold, 303 East Central Avenue, after a long illness with heart and kidney trouble, rendered more serious by his advanced age. The actual cause of death was dropsy which has been developing for some time. Mr. Kistler had been in feeble health all winter and for about two weeks before his death was in a condition which indicated that the end might be expected at any time.
  Stephen A. Kistler was born in Austintown, Trumble (sic) County, Ohio, on February 26, 1831, the son of Michael and Salone (sic) Kistler, both natives of Pennsylvania. The boyhood of the decedent was spent in Ohio but in early manhood he came to Indiana and was one of the first settlers in Adams County. He was married to Mary Kiefer, who preceeds him in death, passing away ten years ago last July. Mr. and Mrs. Kistler were the parents of five children, of whom four, all daughters, survive their father. They are Mrs. Susan Arnold and Mrs. Elizabeth Burkett, of this city, Mrs. Sarah Stoneberger (sic), of Adams County and Mrs. Lucy Easterday, residing two miles east of Bluffton. The deceased child, a son, died in infancy.
  Mr. Kistler's residence in this city lasted only about a year as he left his Adams County home and moved here about the time his son-in-law George Burkett and family, moved here from Adams County after Mr. Burkett purchased the North Main street feed barn. The family residence in Adams County was near Honduras.
  The decedent was the last surviving member of the family of fourteen children.
  Mr. Kistler united with the Lutheran church while he was yet a resident of Ohio and the faith and tenets of that denomination formed his creed of belief and practice through the remainder of his life.
  He enlisted in the federal army during the latter part of the war of the rebellion and saw about one hundred days service.
  The funeral party arrived at the Arnold home at nine o'clock Monday morning and the services were held at the Honduras church, and burial took place in the cemetery one half-mile south of Honduras.
Bluffton Chronicle.   Volume 43. No. 36.   Wednesday, March 2, 1910.   p. 1, col. 1.

gap of two or three lots

[gravestone of Cathy Ann Ross] 137. Row 9, Marker 16:
Granddaughter Cathy Ann Ross 1961
[small red granite block on concrete footing on gravel strip]
Cathy Ann Ross, granddaughter of Adam and Malena Liby

Hold Rites Today For Ross Infant
  Graveside services, conducted by the Zwick funeral home, will be held at 3 p.m. today at the St. Luke's Evangelical and Reformed church cemetery for Cathy Ann Ross, stillborn Friday at the Adams county memorial hospital. The Rev. A. C. Underwood will officiate.
  Surviving are the parents, Rolen and Catherine Lucille Liby-Ross, of 1403 Master Drive, and two brothers, David and Randy.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LIX No. 154.   Saturday, July 1, 1961.   p. 1, col. 5.

[gravestone of Adam and Malena Liby] 138. Row 9, Marker 17:
Adam P. 1871-1925 Malena 1881-1947 LIBY
[red granite upright on gray granite base on gravel strip]

ADAM LIBY DIES MONDAY EVENING
Preble Township Farmer Succumbs To Stroke Of Paralysis
  Adam Liby, aged 54, prominent Adams county farmer, died suddenly in his farm yard in Preble township, at 5 o'clock Monday afternoon. Death was said to be due to a stroke of paralysis.
  Mr. Liby had not been feeling well all day and had gone to a doctor in the morning, stating that he had pains in his chest. He had made a trip to Decatur yesterday afternoon, bringing in some seed corn to enter in the exhibit at the fair. Mr. Liby left this city late yesterday afternoon and was apparently feeling better. He arrived at home about 5 o'clock and was opening the gate to drive into the barnyard when he fell over on his face. His son rushed to him, but death was sudden, and the physician arriving a few minutes after the stroke, pronounced him dead.
  Adam Liby was born in Adams county in 1871. He was educated in the Adams county schools and in early life he began to follow the profession of farming. He has farmed several tracts of land in various parts of the county. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lula Liby, three sons, Alva, of this city, Homer and Lawrenve (sic), of Preble township, and a daughter, Lucille. Five brothers and one sister also survive.
  Funeral services will be held at nine o'clock Thursday morning from the Magley Reformed church, of which Mr. Liby was a member. Burial will take place at the Magley Reformed cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXIII. Number 218.   Tuesday, September 15, 1925.   p. 1, col. 4.

ADAM LIBY DIES SUDDENLY OF PARALYSIS
FARMER IS STRICKEN WHILE RETURNING FROM FIELDS WITH HIS SON.
  Adam Liby, residing in Preble township, Adams county, died suddenly at his home Monday evening at five o'clock, death being attributed to a stroke of paralysis. He had been in his usual health and was working in the fields at his farm and while returning to the home, accompanied by his son Lawrence, he was stricken as he entered the lane.
  Born in Kirkland township, Adams County, a son of Jonas and Catherine (Fulk) Liby, Adam Liby was 54 years of age and followed farming as an occupation. He was united in marriage to Miss Lena Hilge in Adams county 26 years ago and is survived by the wife and following children: Alva, Homer, Lawrence and Lucile. He was preceded in death by one daughter. The following brothers and sisters also mourn his death: Frank Liby, Decatur; Elias Liby, this city; Jonas Liby, this city; Grover Liby, Honduras, and Mrs. Aaron Eury, of Bluffton. Two brothers and two sisters are dead. He was a lifelong resident of Adams county and a member of Magley Reformed church.
  The funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 9:30 o'clock at the Magley Reformed church in charge of Rev. Saberry, of Vera Cruz. Interment in Honduras cemetery.
Bluffton Evening News   Thirty-Third Year, No. 295.   Tuesday, September 15, 1925   p. 1, col. 6.

Mrs. Malena Liby Dies This Morning
Funeral Services To Be Wednesday
  Mrs. Malena Liby, 66, of 821 North Third street, died at 3:40 o'clock this morning at the Adams county memorial hospital after an extended illness of complications.
  She was born in Adams county April 21, 1881, a daughter of Henry and Laura Yager Hilge, and had lived in Decatur for the past 20 years. She was married September 2, 1899, to Adam T. (sic) Liby, who died September 14, 1925.
  She was a member of the Magley Evangelical and Reformed church.
  Surviving are three sons: Homer Liby of Decatur, Alva A. of Fort Wayne and Lawrence E. of Anderson; one daughter, Mrs. Lucille Ross of Decatur; three sisters, Mrs. Grover C. Liby of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Johng Borgwald of Danville, Ill. and Mrs. Rose Maddux of Bluffton; and five grandchildren. One daughter and one brother preceded her in death.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Zwick funeral home and at 2:30 o'clock at the Magley Evangelical and Reformed church with the Rev. John M. Michael officiating. Burial will be in the Honduras cemetery. The body may be viewed at the funeral home after 2 p. m. Tuesday.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XLV. No. 147.   Monday, June 23, 1947   p. 1, col. 2.

MRS. MALENA LIBY DIES AT DECATUR
  Mrs. Malena Liby, 66, of 821 North Third street in Decatur, died at 3:40 this morning at the Adams county hospital. She had been ill for the past several years and critically the past week. Her death was attributed to complications.
  The decedent was born April 21, 1881 in Adams county, a daughter of Henry and Laura Yager Hilge. Her marriage to Adam P. Liby took place Sept. 2, 1899. His death occurred on Sept. 14, 1925.
  Surviving are three sons, Alvie A. Liby, of Fort Wayne, Homer Liby, of Decatur, and Lawrence Liby, of Anderson; a daughter, Mrs. Lucille Ross, of Decatur; three sisters, Mrs. Rose Maddux, of Bluffton, Mrs. Grover C. Liby, of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. John Borgwold, Danville, Ill.; and five grandchildren. A daughter and a brother are deceased.
  The body has been removed to the Zwick funeral home in Decatur where it may be viewed after 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the funeral home and at 2:30 at the Magley Evangelical and Reformed church, of which the decedent was a member, in charge of Rev. L. J. Michael. Burial will be in the Honduras cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XVIII. No. 197.   Monday, June 23, 1947   p. 3, col. 4.

[gravestone of Laura Liby] 139. Row 9, Marker 18:
Daughter Laura E LIBY 1903
[small red granite block on concrete footing on gravel strip]

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[gravestone of Harry and Helen Manley] 140. Row 9, Marker 19:
MANLEY Harry L. 1906-1986 Helen E 1906-1935
[white marble slant on white marble base on concrete footing]

Harry L. Manley
  Harry L. Manley, 79, Rockport, Tex., a former resident of Decatur, died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in a Rockport hospital.
  He was a retired welder for the Pennsylvania Railroad with 40 years of service, and a member of the Moose Lodge.
  Born in Van Wert, O., on Aug. 13, 1906, he was the son of James and Sarah Hurless-Manley, and was first married to Helen Noll; she preceded in death. He later married Marie Wilson Hilton and she also preceded in death. He married Marcella Huser Strahm on March 27, 1959; she survives.
  Also surviving are two step-daughters, Mrs. Sam (Phyllis) Habegger, Berne, and Mrs. Ivan (Betty) Allen, Old Hickory, Tenn.; two stepsons, Robert Hilton, Vicksburg, Mich., and Roderick Strahm, Overland Park, Kan.; one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Jones, Decatur; two grandchildren; and 14 step-grandchildren.
  Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, Berne, Rev. Sylvan Nussbaum officiating. Burial will be in the Honduras Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 2-9 p.m., and Monday from 9 a.m. until time of services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXXXIV, NO. 62   Friday, March 14, 1986   p. 2A, col. 1.

HELEN MANLEY DIES TODAY
Mrs. Harry Manley Dies At Hospital After Six Weeks' Illness
  Mrs. Helen E. Manley, 29, wife of Harry Manley of two and one half miles south of Peterson, died at the Adams county memorial hospital at 9:35 o'clock this morning following a six weeks' illness. Mrs. Manley had been a patient at the local hospital since July 24.
  She spent practically her entire life in Adams county. She was a member of the St. Luke's church in Kirkland township.
  Mrs. Manley was born June 16, 1906 at Marion, a daughter of William and Aleta Roop-Noll. Her marriage to Harry Manley took place in Decatur on November 27, 1937.
  Surviving besides the husband and a son, Donald LeRoy, 7, are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Noll of near Pleasant Mills, the grandfather, James Roop, and the following brothers and sisters: Gerald Noll, Fort Wayne; Lawrence Noll, Linn Grove; Mrs. Arthur Rawley, Berne; Mrs. Ruth Anspaugh, Wren, Ohio; Miss Genevieve Noll, Fort Wayne; Lowell Noll, Pleasant Mills[;] Vivian, Max, Maxine, Betty Jean, Thelma, Kathleen and Marylin, all at home. An infant brother is deceased.
  Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Zion church in Kirkland township with Rev. H. H. Meckstroth of Vera Cruz, pastor of St. Lukes church, and Rev. Henry Day of Bluffton, officiating. Burial will be made in the Zion church cemetery.
  The body will be removed to the Manley home in Kirkland township Friday afternoon from the Jahn funeral home in Bluffton.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXXIII. No. 187.   Thursday, August 8, 1935.   p. 3, col. 6.

MRS. HARRY MANLEY DIES THIS MORNING
HER DEATH OCCURS AT DECATUR HOSPITAL; FUNERAL TO BE HELD SUNDAY.
  Mrs. Harry Manley, 29, Kirkland township, died at 9:35 this morning at the Adams county hospital at Decatur following an operation. She had been ill six weeks.
  Born in Marion June 16, 1906, Mrs. Helen E. Manley was a daughter of William and Aletha Roop Noll. She was married Nov. 27, 1927, at Decatur to Harry Manley and had lived in Adams county practically all her life. Her home was two and one-half miles south of Peterson.
  Surviving are the parents; one son, Donald LeRoy, 7, and thirteen brothers and sisters, Gerald Noll, Fort Wayne; Lawrence Noll, Linn Grove; Mrs. Martha Rawley, Berne; Mrs. Ruth Ansbaugh, Wren, O,; Miss Genevieve Noll, Fort Wayne; Lowell Noll, Pleasant Mills, and Vivian, Max, Maxine, Betty Jean, Thelma, Kathleen and Marylin Noll at home. One brother died in infancy.
  Mrs. Manley was affiliated with the St. Lukes church in Kirkland township.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Zion church in Kirkland township in charge of Rev. H. H. Methstroth, Vera Cruz, and Rev. W. H. Day, Bluffton. Burial will be in the Zion cemetery.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. VI. No. 237.   Thursday, August 8, 1935   p. 3, col. 5.

Row 10:   (21 stones)


[gravestone of Jennie, Henry, Dora, Libby, Lydia Hoffman] 141. Row 10, Marker 1:
Jennie wife of James D. HOFFMAN Died Dec. 31, 1883 Aged 31y. 3m. 8d.
Text Hebrews 14:11
For her have we ...
in a city...
...
[faint unreadable text]
HOFFMAN, block letters on base
[west side inscription]
Henry Born & Died Aug. 11, 1875 Text Matthew 19:11
Dora May Died May 12, 1880 Aged 12 days
Libby Died July 15, 1883 Aged 1 day (three lines text)
Lydia Died July 23, 1883 Aged 8 days Text Thessalonians Chap. 4:14v
Children of J.D. & J. HOFFMAN
[north side of white marble shaft with ornate cap and white marble base on brown sandstone base]
children of James D. and Jennie Hoffman

[gravestone of Dora May] 143. Row 10, Marker 3:
Dora May
[small gray marble slab resting between two shafts on bases but no inscription]

[gravestone of unknown] 144. Row 10, Marker 4:
[curved white marble arch across two brown sandstone bases resting on concrete footing]

[gravestone of unknown] 145. Row 10, Marker 5:
Father
[small gray slab]

[gravestone of unknown] 146. Row 10, Marker 6:
Mother
[small gray slab]

[gravestone of Albert, Augusta, and Minnie Walter] 147. Row 10, Marker 7:
Albert WALTER 1844-1927
[south side inscription]
Augusta wife of Albert WALTER Died Oct. 17, 1899 Aged 47y 10m 12d.
[west side inscription]
Minnie J. dau. of A. & A. WALTER Died Aug 30, 1899 Aged 19y 1m. 22d.
{4 m. from published DAR reading}
[north side inscription on white marble column with cap and base on concrete base and footing]

ALBERT WALTER EXPIRES TODAY
Aged Retired Farmer Of Adams County, Dies At Home Of Daughter
  Albert Walter, 83, retired Adams county farmer, died of senility at the home of his son-in-law and daughter Mr. and Mrs. Paul Seesenguth, one mile south and four and one-half miles west of Monroe, at 9 o'clock this morning.
  Mr. Walter was born in Switzerland, January 5, 1844. He came to America when a child and spent most of his life in Adams county. He was a member of the St. John's Reformed church. His wife died 27 years ago.
  Surviving are one brother, Charles Walter, of Huntington; one sister, Mrs. Sophia Johns, of Decatur; and the following children: Charles H. Walter, of Vera Cruz; Mrs. Mary E. Engle, of Decatur; Mrs. Dora E. Stogdill, of Bluffton; Mrs. John W. Bower, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Louise E. Hoffman, Hartford City; Mrs. Clara Seesenguth, of near Monroe; Mrs. Nellie Klopfenstein of Delta, Ohio; and Mrs. Grace Hagerty, of Detroit, Michigan.
  Funeral services will be held at the home at 1 o'clock and at the Zion Christian Union church at 1:30 o'clock, Saturday afternoon, with the Rev. Otto Scherry in charge. Burial will be made in the church cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXV. No. 230.   Thursday, September 29, 1927.   p. 1, col. 5.

ALBERT WALTER DIES TODAY NEAR HONDURAS
FATHER OF MRS. DORA STOGDILL AND CHARLES WALTER SUCCUMBS 9 O'CLOCK.
  Albert Walter, 83, near Honduras, father of Mrs. Dora Stogdill, of Bluffton, died this morning at 9 o'clock. Death was due to his advanced age.
  Mr. Walter was born in Switzerland and came to America when he was a small boy. His wife died twenty-seven years ago.
  His death occurred at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Paul Seesenguth. Other children who survive are Mrs. Louise Huffman, Hartford City; Charles Walter, Vera Cruz; Mrs. Mary Engle, Decatur; Mrs. Dora Stogdill, Bluffton; Mrs. John Bower, Fort Wayne; Mrs. Clara Seesenguth, Monroe; Mrs. Nellie Klopfenstine, Delta, Ohio, and Mrs. Grace Haggerty, Detroit.
  Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Zion Christian Union church in Adams County.
Bluffton Evening News   Thirty-Fifth Year   Thursday, September 29, 1927   p. 1, col. 8.

[gravestone of Lillian Walter] 148. Row 10, Marker 8:
daughter of Albert & Augusta N. WALTER
"... We doeth all things well" faint text
{Lillian WALTER, dau. of A. & A. Walter, d. December 30, 187?, Age 7 days, from published DAR reading}
[wide weathered white marble slab in concrete footing]
daughter of Albert and Augusta Walter

[gravestone of Lucy Baum] 149. Row 10, Marker 9:
Lucy wife of Benjamin BAUM Died Oct. 10, 1880 Aged 49y 2m 16d.
[two lines faint text on east side of base of white marble column on double white marble base]
50  100  Baum Benjamin  W  M  52            Farmer          cannot write Penn     Penn  Penn 
 1  100       Lucy      W  F  49  Wife   1  Keeping House                Ohio     Penn  Penn 
 2            William   W  M  24  Son  1             1 (insane)          Indiana  Penn  O
 3            Susan     W  F  22  Dau  1    Assist Home Keeping          Indiana  Penn  O 
 4            Catharine W  F  16  Dau  1                                 Indiana  Penn  O 
 5            Sarah     W  F  14  Dau  1                      1 (school) Indiana  Penn  O 
 6            Franklin  W  F  10  Son  1                      1 (school) Indiana  Penn  O 
 7       Diehl Emanul   W  M  44  Boarder                   idiot        Ohio     Penn  O
9 single, 10 married, 18 idiot, 19 insane, 21 attended school within the Census year.
Census: 1880 IN Adams County Kirkland Township p. 11, Supervisor's Dist No. 6, Enumeration Dist No. 137 5 June 1880 Peter H. Weldy, Enumerator.

[gravestone of Catherine Baum] 150. Row 10, Marker 10:
Catherine dau of Benjamin & Lucy BAUM Died Aug 15 1889 Aged 23y 10m 8d
faint text
[two books under small cap on top of white marble shaft on white marble base on concrete base and footing]

[gravestone of Daniel and Elizabeth Crum] 151. Row 10, Marker 11:
Daniel CRUM Died Sept 24, 1863 Aged 41Y. Elizabeth CRUM Died Sept. 7, 1892 Aged 63Y 8M. 9D.
[gray granite upright with formed concrete base]

[gravestone of Emma and Frank Crum] 152. Row 10, Marker 12:
CRUM Emma 1854-1936 Frank 1852-1916
[gray granite slant on concrete footing]

F. M. CRUM DEAD
Frank M. Crum, Prominent Kirkland Township Farmer is Dead.
AFTER LONG ILLNESS
Suffered Five Years from Diabetes--The Funeral Thursday at Honduras.
  Frank M. Crum, for fifty-one years a resident of Kirkland township, and a prominent farmer of that vicinity, died of diabetes early this morning after being bedfast a few days.
  Mr. Crum was born in Mahoning county, Ohio, August 16, 1852, and was sixty-four years, one month and ten days old at the time of his death. He had been bedfast since last Thursday, but had suffered from the disease for more than five years. He came to Kirkland township in 1865 and settled on the farm where he died. His death occurred at 1:15 a. m.
  On April 30, 1877, he married Emma Eley, the wife surviving. Seven children also survive: Homer P. and Harry L. of Monroe, Mrs. Hibbard High of Magley and Charles E., Oscar B., Roy P. and Forest A. of Fort Wayne.
  Three brothers, David and Jefferson G. of Kirkland township and James M. of St. Paul, Minn., and two sisters, Mrs. Rebecca Wolfcale of Youngstown, Ohio, and Mrs. Malissa Robinold of Craigville also survive.
  Mr. Crum was a lifelong member of Zion church at Honduras and his funeral services will be held from that church at ten o'clock Thursday morning, with burial in the church cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XIV. Number 229.   Tuesday Evening, September 26, 1916.   p. 1, col. 6.

ADAMS COUNTY WOMAN DIES
Mrs. Emma Crum Dies This Morning At Home Of Daughter
  Mrs. Emma Crum, aged 81, well known Adams county lady died at the home of her daughter Mrs. H. H. High, in Kirkland township this morning at 3:15. Death was due to infirmities. She had been ill for four years.
  The deceased was born in Adams county September 4, 1854, the daughter of Constant and Emma Ehle, and on April 30, 1877 was united in marriage to Frank Crum. Her husband preceded her in death in 1916.
  She spent 59 years of her life in the county. She was a member of the Christian Union church.
  Survivors other than the daughter, Mrs. High are six sons, Homer P. and Harry L., of Bluffton; Charles S., and Oscar B., Ray P., and Forrest, all of Fort Wayne; two brothers, Dr. Amos Ehle, of Richmond and Charles Ehle of Manton, Michigan.
  Eighteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren also survive. One daughter is deceased.
  Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home of the daughter, Mrs. High, and at 2:30 o'clock at the Zion church in Honduras, with the Rev. J. Smith, former pastor, officiating. Burial will be made in the church cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXXIV. No. 192.   Thursday, August 13, 1936.   p. 1, col. 7.

MRS. EMMA CRUM CALLED THIS A.M.
MOTHER OF HOMER AND HARRY CRUM DIED AT DAUGHTER'S HOME TODAY.
  Mrs. Emma Crum, 81, mother of Homer and Harry Crum, of Bluffton, died at 3:15 this morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. H. H. High, in Adams county. She had been ill four years.
  She was born in Adams county on Sept. 4, 1854, to Constance and Emma Ehle. Her marriage to Frank Crum was solemnized on Apr. 30, 1877. He died in 1916. Mrs. Crum had lived 59 years of her life in Adams county.
  Surviving her are the daughter, Mrs. High; six sons, Homer P. and Harry L. Crum, of Bluffton; and Charles E., Oscar B., Roy P., and Forrest Crum, all of Fort Wayne; two brothers, Dr. Amos Ehle, of Richmond, and Charles Ehle, of Manton, Mich., and 18 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. One daughter is deceased.
  Mrs. Crum was a member of the Christian Union church.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the home of Mrs. High, and at 2:30 at the Zion church at Honduras, in charge of Rev. Jay Smith, former pastor of the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. VII. No. 242.   Thursday, August 13, 1936   p. 1, col. 6

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grassy driveway and big jog of row east toward road

[gravestone of Maggie Bell] 153. Row 10, Marker 13:
Maggie May dau of M.D. & S.A. BELL Died Mar. 16, 1875 Age 1y 11m 28D.
two lines faint text
[curved white marble slab on concrete footing]

[gravestone of Mary Bollinger] 154. Row 10, Marker 14:
Mother Mary E. wife of W.H. BOLLINGER 1872-1936
[black granite upright on gray granite base]

DEATH CLAIMS DECATUR WOMAN
Mrs. Mary Bollinger Dies At Local Hospital; Funeral Saturday
  Mrs. Mary Bollinger, 63, of 718 High street, this city, died at the Adams county memorial hospital Tuesday at 5 p.m. Death was due to heart trouble. Mrs. Bollinger underwent an operation a week ago and her death came very suddenly.
  The deceased was born in Adams county, April 6, 1872, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Cline. She was a member of the United Brethren church and her entire life was spent in and near Decatur. Her husband preceded her in death in July, 1923.
  The following children survive, George Lautzenheiser, Bluffton; Mrs. Lulu McKean, Bluffton; Arlie Bollinger, Monmouth; Peter Bollinger, Geneva; Walter, Homestead Addition; Mrs. Ida Meyer, Bluffton; Vilas, Homestead Addition; Mrs. Mary McClure, Decatur; two step-children, Mrs. John Lobsiger and W. A. Bollinger, Monroe; two sisters, Mrs. Jess Stevens, Bluffton; Mrs. B. O. Harmon, Portland; two brothers, S. A. Cline, Bluffton and Samuel Cline, Muncie; twenty- nine grandchildren and one great-grand child survive.
  Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Walter Bollinger residence and 2 p.m. at the Winchester United Brethren church, near Monroe, with Rev. Henry Klopfenstine, assisted by Rev. H. W. Franklin officiating. Burial will be in Zion's cemetery. The body will be removed from the Zwick funeral home this evening to the Walter Bollinger residence, No. 41 Homestead Addition, and may be viewed by friends and relatives after 7 p.m.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXXIV. No. 80.   Thursday, April 2, 1936.   p. 1, col. 3.

MARY BOLLINGER CALLED BY DEATH
DEATH OCCURS AT DECATUR HOSPITAL; FUNERAL TO BE HELD SATURDAY.
  Mrs. Mary E. Bollinger, 63, died at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Decatur hospital of heart trouble. She underwent an operation for gall stones a week ago.
  Born in Adams county, April 6, 1872, she was the daughter of William and Jane Bovine Cline. Her husband, W. H. Bollinger, died in 1923.
  Surviving are the children, George Lautzenheiser and Mrs. Lulu McKean, both of Bluffton; Arlie Bollinger, Walter Bollinger, Vilas Bollinger and Mrs. William McClure, all of Decatur; Peter Bolinger, of Geneva, and Mrs. Ida Meyers, near Bluffton.
  Brothers and sisters surviving are Mrs. Jesse Steveson and S. A. Cline, both of Bluffton; Samuel Cline, of Muncie, and Mrs. B. O. Harmon, of Portland.
  She was a member of the U. B. church at Decatur.
  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the home of Walter Bollinger in Decatur and at 2 p.m. at the Winchester U. B. church in charge of Rev. Henry Klopfenstine. Burial will be in the Zion cemetery.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. VII. No. 130.   Thursday, April 2, 1936   p. 1, col. 2.

[gravestone of Jacob and Mary Cline] 155. Row 10, Marker 15:
Jacob CLINE Died June 1, 1872 Aged 59Y. 1M. 17D.
[north side]
Mary wife of Jacob CLINE Died July 9, 1890 Aged 75Y. 3M. 6D.
[south side of white marble shaft with ornate cap and double base on concrete base and footing]
 7  85  85  Kline Jacob   57  M  W  Farmer         3000  1000  Penn                1 - 
 8                Mary    55  F  W  Keeping house              O          1 (cannot write)
 9                Mary    16  F  W                             O       1 (attended school within the year)
10                Ellen   18  F  W                             O
11                Rachel  11  F  W                             O
12                William 12  M  W  works on farm              O 
Census: 1870 IN Adams County Kirkland Township p. 12 26 July 1870 Benj. F.

[gravestone of Levi Cline] 156. Row 10, Marker 16:
Levi son of J. & H(? or M) CLINE Died Apr. 11, 1867 Aged 26yrs. 1mo. 7ds.
two lines illegible text
[broken white marble slab leaning against broken brown sandstone base, with US flag in GAR 1861 1865 holder]

[gravestone of Grover and Charles Cline] 157. Row 10, Marker 17:
Grover C., Charles H. sons of W. & J. CLINE
[red granite block on concrete footing]

[gravestone of William and Jennie Cline] 158. Row 10, Marker 18:
William CLINE 1850-1935 Jennie his wife 1846-1921
[polished top and front of red granite upright on red granite base on concrete footing]

WILLIAM CLINE'S FUNERAL THURSDAY
DEATH OF RETIRED CARPENTER OCCURS AFTER ILLNESS OF ONE WEEK.
  William Cline, 94, retired carpenter and last of a family of eight children, died at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the home of a son, Stephen Cline, Clark avenue. He had been ill one week from heart trouble.
  Born in Trumbull county, Ohio, on May 1, 1850, he was a son of Jacob and Mary Kepple Cline. He was married to Jane Bovine in Adams county on July 4, 1871. She died on Oct. 9, 1922. Mr. Cline had been a resident of Wells county 37 years.
  He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Emma Bolinger, Decatur; Mrs. Rachel Stephenson, Bluffton; and Mrs. Maude Harmon, Portland; two sons, Stephen Cline, Bluffton, and Samuel Cline, Muncie; 17 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren, and one great great granddaughter. Beverly Jean Lautzheiser (sic), daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lautzenheiser.
  Four sons and the seven brothers and sisters preceded him in death.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Zion church in Adams county, in charge of Rev. P. B. Smith, assisted by Rev. J. O. Hensley. Burial will be at Honduras.
  Friends may view the body at the Jahn funeral home until time of the funeral.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. VI. No. 82.   Wednesday, February 6, 1935   p. 1, col. 4.

DIED OF PARALYSIS
Mrs. Wm. Cline Passed Away at Henry Bolinger Home While on Visit.
FUNERAL HELD TODAY
Born in Adams County in 1848--Had Lived in Wells County Eighteen Years
  Mrs. William Cline, who resided on Cherry street in Bluffton, died Sunday afternoon from paralysis, her death occurring at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Bolinger, one mile south, and a little more than three miles west of Monroe, where she and her husband had gone the middle of last week for a visit.
  She was stricken with a stroke of paralysis, affecting her left side, at 7 o'clock Saturday evening, immediately after she had returned to the Bolinger home from a trip to Monroe. At midnight she suffered a second stroke, which affected the right side.
  Her death comes three months after the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Cline, which was celebrated July 4 at the Cline home. Their marriage took place July 4, 1871, in French township, Adams county. Mrs. Cline was formerly Miss Jennie Bovine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Bovine.
  She was born in French township, Adams county, November 14, 1848, and at the time of death had attained the age of seventy-two years, ten months and twenty-five days. She had been a resident of Wells county eighteen years.
  Besides the husband surviving are the following children: William Cline[,] Nickerson, Kansas; Stephen Cline, Bluffton; Samuel Cline, Muncie; Mrs. Emma Bolinger, Adams county; Mrs. Rachel Stephenson, Bluffton; Mrs. Maude Harmon, Huntington.
  One sister and two brothers survive: Mrs. Bertha Bieberstine, southeast of Bluffton; Henry Bovine, Adams county; David Bovine, Fort Wayne. Step-sisters and a step-brother surviving are: Mrs. Josephine Bieberstine; Mrs. Justine Hocker, Adams county; Jesse Sunier, Bluffton. Two step-sisters, Mrs. Mary Starr and Mrs. Emma Huffman, are deceased.
  Funeral services were held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon at the Bluffton Methodist church, with Rev. C. H. Smith in charge, assisted by Rev. Payne, of Craigville. Burial was in the Zeion (sic) cemetery, this county.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XIX, Number 240   Tuesday Evening, October 11, 1921.   p. 1, col. 2.

gap of five or six lots

[gravestone of unknown Hartman] 159. Row 10, Marker 19:
___ of HARTMAN Died __ ___
[white marble shaft on white marble base on concrete base]

[gravestone of Benjamin and Sarah Hartman] 160. Row 10, Marker 20:
HARTMAN Benjamin F. 1849-1919 Sarah L. 1849-1895
[red granite block on concrete footing]

MONROE MAN DEAD
Benjamin F. Hartman Died This Morning at 8 O'clock at His Home
WEST OF MONROE
Was Seventy-nine Years of Age--Death Was Due to Apoplexy.
  Benjamin F. Hartman, well known aged man, passed away this morning at eight o'clock at his home four miles west of Monroe, death following apoplexy, of three weeks ago. The deceased was seventy-nine years of age.
  The deceased was first married to Sarah Lower, now deceased. From this marriage, there are the following children: W. D., O. M. and A. J. Hartman and Ida Ogden, Mary Dettinger, Grace Carpenter. The widow, Eliza Hartman, and a son, Simon, survive from the second marriage.
  The funeral services will be Thursday afternoon at one o'clock from the home and at 1:30 from the Christian Union church at Honduras.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XVII. Number 24.   Tuesday Evening, January 28, 1919.   p. 1, col. 2.

BENJ. HARTMAN DIED AT HOME TUESDAY
HAD SUFFERED STROKE OF APOPLEXY TWO WEEKS AGO--FUNERAL THURSDAY.
  Benjamin F. Hartman, who suffered an apoplectic stroke two weeks ago, died at his home, eight miles east of Bluffton Tuesday morning.
  Mr. Hartman was 79 years of age. Children arrived about a week ago from the west to be at his bedside.
The deceased was first married to Sarah Lower, deceased. From this marriage the following children survive: W. D. Hartman, O. M. Hartman, this city; A. J. Hartman, Ida Ogden, Mary Dettinger and Grace Carpenter.
  The widow, Eliza Hartman, and a son, Simon, survive the second marriage.
  Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1 from the home and at 1:30 from the Christian Union church at Honduras.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening Banner   Volume XIX. Number 56.   Wednesday, January 29, 1919   p. 1, col. 2.

small peony bush

[gravestone of Vera Detlinger] 161. Row 10, Marker 21:
Vera M. Dau. of Samuel & Mary DETLINGER Died Nov 28, 1898 Aged 5M. 2D. `At Rest'
[toppled heart shaped carved gray marble from concrete base]
[white marble footstone with initials C.D. beside base (mislocated?)]

Row 11:   (17 stones)


large evergreen bush

[gravestone of Joseph, Nancy, and Liza Parrish] 162. Row 11, Marker 1:
Nancy J. PARRISH 1846-1928
[south side inscription recarved]
Joseph L. PARRISH Died Jan. 3, 1899. Aged 56Y. 2M. 22D.
four lines text
[east side inscription recarved]
GAR star on rod on east side of monument
Liza M. PARRISH Died Jan. 30, 1882. Aged 11Ms.
Suffer little children to come unto me.
[north side of white marble shaft and base on formed concrete base with US flag in GAR 1861 1865 star holder]

Parrish, Joseph L. 89th Inf. Co.H
The Roster of Union Soldiers 1861 -1865   Indiana M540-44 -- M540-86   Edited by Janet B. Hewett   Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 2000.   p. 160.

AGED MONROE WOMAN DIES
Nancy Jane Parrish Succumbs To Illness Due To Complications
  Nancy Jane Parrish, 81, of Monroe, died at her home at 8:30 o'clock Tuesday night following an illness due to a complication of diseases.
  Nancy Jane Smith Parrish was born in Ohio, April 1, 1846. She has been a resident of Monroe for the last 16 years. Her husband, Joseph L. Parrish, to whom she was married 60 years ago, preceded her in death 30 years ago. A brother and two sisters also preceded Mrs. Parrish in death.
  Surviving are the following children: John W. Parrish, Washington township; James F. Parrish, Root township; J. D. Parrish, Kirkland township; O. M. Parrish, Fort Wayne; H. M. Parrish, Monmouth, and Mrs. Maggie Essex, of Arkansas. 35 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 3 great, great grandchildren also survive.
  Mrs. Parrish was a member of the Monroe Methodist church. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the home in Monroe and at 2 o'clock at the Monroe Methodist church. Burial will be made in the Zion cemetery. The Rev. E. M. Foster will have charge of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXVI. No. 51.   February 29, 1928.   p. 1, col. 6.

MRS. N. PARRISH DIES AT MONROE
DEATH FOLLOWS ILLNESS OF COMPLICATIONS--FUNERAL FRIDAY
  Mrs. Nancy Jane Parrish, 81, of Monroe, died at her home at 8:30 o'clock Tuesday night following an illness due to a complication of diseases.
  Nancy Jane Smith Parrish was born in Ohio, April 1, 1846. She has been a resident of Monroe for the last 16 years. Her husband, Joseph L. Parrish, to whom she was married 60 years ago, preceded her in death 30 years ago. A brother and two sisters also preceded Mrs. Parrish in death.
  Surviving are the following children: John W. Parrish, James F. Parrish and J. D. Parrish all of Adams county; O. M. Parrish, Monmouth, and Mrs. Maggie Essex of Arkansas, 35 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren also survive.
  Mrs. Parrish was a member of the Monroe Methodist church. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the home in Monroe and at 2 o'clock at the Monroe Methodist church. Burial will be made in the Zion cemetery. The Rev. E. M. Foster will have charge of the services.
Bluffton Evening News   Thirty-Sixth Year 129   Thursday, March 1, 1928   p. 1, col. 7.

gap of four or five lots

[gravestone of Lucinda Diehl] 164. Row 11, Marker 2:
Meet me in heaven Lucinda wife of Samuel DIEHL Died Aug. 19, 1875
Aged 30Ys 7Ms 1D.
Tis finished. The conflict is past. / The heaven-born spirit is fled. / Her wish is accomplished at last. / And now she's entombed with the dead.
[ornately carved white marble vertical on white marble base and concrete base]
35  82  82  Diehl Samuel   24  M  W  Farmer         1600  325  IN                1 - 
36                Lucinda  24  F  W  Keeping house             O 
37                William   2  M  W                            IN 
38                Franklin  1  M  W                            IN 
39                Kline(?) 19  F  W                            O 
Census: 1870 IN Adams County Kirkland Township p. 11. 26 July 1870 Benj. F (Weimer?)

[gravestone of Adam and Manda Ritchey] 165. Row 11, Marker 3:
Adam K. RITCHEY 1836-1920 Manda E. his wife 1842-1878
[large gray granite on large gray granite base on concrete footing]
31  66  66  Ritchie Adam  27  M  W  Carpenter  1000  150  Penn  1 
32                  Amanda  26  F  W  Keepinghouse        Ind
33                  Ida      4  F  W                      Ind 
34                  Anna     3  F  W                      Ind 
35                  Zion M.  1  M  W                      Ind 
Census: 1870 IN Adams County Kirkland Township Series: M593 Roll: 296 Page: 47 26 July 1870 Decatur Post Office Benj. F. Weimer, Ass't Marshal.

gap of one or two lots

[gravestone of unknown] 166. Row 11, Marker 4:
[no visible inscription on broken book size white limestone]

[gravestone of unknown] 167. Row 11, Marker 5:
[small black polished granite square, flush with ground]

[lot corner marker] 168. Row 11, Marker 6:
H in square granite lot marker flush with ground

[gravestone of Brada Yager] 169. Row 11, Marker 7:
Brada E Dau of E & E YAGER Died Aug. 16, 1885 Aged 16d.
[gray marble slab curved top leaning forward on concrete footing]

[gravestone of Nellie Yager] 170. Row 11, Marker 8:
Nellie C. dau of E & E YAGER Died Aug. 24, 1888 Aged 3m. 4d.
[identical gray marble slab with curved top leaning forward]

[gravestone of Edward Yager] 171. Row 11, Marker 9:
Here Rests Edward YAGER Died Sept. 14, 1891 Aged 30Y. 4M. 14D.
[polished red granite shaft and base with elaborate polished red granite cap and base on concrete base]

gap of three lots

grassy driveway and big jog of row east toward road

[cemetery marker] 172. Row 11, Marker 10:
[small polished black granite square with L flush with ground]
{See also Row 12, Marker 13}

[gravestone of William and Eliza Diehl] 173. Row 11, Marker 12:
William DIEHL Died July 5, 1875 Aged 69Ys. 6Ms. 20Ds.
[north side of base]
Eliza wife of William DIEHL Died June 23, 1872 Aged 61Ys. 8Ms. 29Ds
[south]
Dearest parents, thou hast left me
Here your loss we deeply feel,
But tis God that hath bereft us
He will all our sorrows heal.
[east side inscription on white marble shaft with cap and double base on brown sandstone base and concrete footing]

[gravestone of Catharine Diehl] 174. Row 11, Marker 13:
Catharine dau. of S. DIEHL Died Mar 10 1870 Aged 67 Yrs.
[weathered white marble slab, round top, engraved hand with finger pointing upward]

[gravestone of unknown] 175. Row 11, Marker 14:
base with missing slab
illegible, died ... aged 1y. 3m. 11d.
[white marble leaning against next]

[gravestone of Margaret Cronk] 176. Row 11, Marker 15:
Margaret wife of Isaac CRONK Died Sept. 3, 1873 Aged 81yrs.
[tall white marble slab, round top, in concrete base on concrete footing]

large evergreen tree

[gravestone of Henry and Nancy Houck] 177. Row 11, Marker 16:
Here rests Father and Mother, Remember friend as you pass by / As you are now, so once was I / As I am now, so you shall be, prepare for death and follow me.
[east side]
Henry HOUCK Died Aug. 13, 1897 Aged 76y 1m
[north side]
Nancy wife of H. HOUCK Died Apr 26, 1892 Aged 63Y. 3M. 11D.
[south side of tall gray marble shaft with tall base, second base, plus concrete base]

  Henry Houck, one of the early settlers of Kirkland township, died August 13, after a short illness. He was born in Ohio, September 26, 1819, and at the time of his death was seventy-seven years, nine months and twenty-six days old. He moved to this county in 1844, and since has been a resident and citizen. He was instrumental in many public improvements, being a man of high standing and personal worth. The funeral services were held from the Mt. Zion church, conducted by Rev. Carder, followed by interment in the Pine cemetery. Three children survive the deceased, they being G. M. T. Houck, Alice Sovine and Effie Stotenberry (sic).
Decatur Democrat.   Volume XLI. Number 25   Thursday, September 2, 1897.   p. 1, col. 5.
[gravestone of Barbara Christ] 178. Row 11, Marker 17:
Barbara wife of L CHRIST Died ____ Aged 49?y 1m. 27?d.
[white marble shaft with cap and base on concrete base and footing]

Obituary.
  Barbara Crist was born in Perry county, Ohio, November 19th, 1814. Was married in the same county in 1839, and in the year 1842, she, with her husband and two children, removed to Wells county, Indiana, where she patiently bore her part in the trials and privations of pioneer life. She was left a widow by the death of her husband in the year 1863. She was the mother of eight children, four of them having preceded her to the spirit land, and four yet remain to mourn the departure of an affectionate mother. May they be led by the spirit of the Most High while they live, that their death may be like unto hers. Before coming to this State she was a member of the German Reform church, and in 1873 she united with the Christian Union under the ministry of the Rev. Isaac Stratton, and lived a consistent Christian life, loved and held in high esteem by all who knew her. Died in great peace at the residence of her son-in-law, Adam Richey, in Adams county, Ind., Jan. 18th, 1884. Funeral services at Zion Chapel, conducted by the Rev. W. H. Gudgeon.
                W. M.
The Decatur Democrat.   VOLUME XXVII. NUMBER 43.   Friday, January 25, 1884.   p. 3, col. 3.

Row 12:   (20 stones including one unknown)


[gravestone of Nicholas Baine] 179. Row 12, Marker 1:
Nicholas BAINE Died July 8, 1878 Aged 99Y. 11m. 9d.
[thick gray marble slab with curved slanted top, broken concrete lined with glazed brick over grave]

[gravestone of Ezra LeBRUN] 180. Row 12, Marker 2:
Ezra LeBRUN 1856-1886
[red granite slant on reddish gray granite base, concrete over grave, lined with glazed brick border]
Last    First  Sex  Age  Date of Death  Place of Death  Book  Page
LeBrun  E      M    29   11 Feb 1886    Adams County    H-19*  54
*H - County Health Office, Decatur
Index to Death Records, Adams County, 1882-1920 Inclusive, Compiled by Indiana Works Progress Administration, 1938

[gravestone of Augusto LeBRUN] 181. Row 12, Marker 3:
Augusto LeBRUN Died Oct 5, 1890 Aged 72 y 4 m 4 d
[concrete slabs over grave with border of glazed bricks]
36  9  9  LeBrun August      51  M  W  Farmer         France  1  1  -  -  -  - - - - 1 -
37               Mary        52  F  W  Keeping house  France  1  1
38               Victoria(?) 22  F  W                 France  1  1
39               Alexander   20  M  W  works on farm  France  1  1
40               Ezra        14  M  W                 France  1  1
 1  9  9  Pro Josephine      10  F  W                 Ind. 
 2        Birnie(?) Nicholas 83  M  W                 France  1  1                   1 - 
11 father of foreign birth, 12 mother of foreign birth, 19 male citizen of U.S. of 21 years of age and upwards
Census: 1870 IN Adams County French Township p. 2, 3. August 3, 1870 Benj. F. (Wisner?)

[gravestone of Rudolph Bentz] 182. Row 12, Marker 4:
Rudolph BENTZ Apr. 29. 1833 May 3, 1899
[large gray granite upright on gray granite base on concrete footing]

  Rudolph Bentz, a prosperous farmer living on the north boundary line of French township, about ten miles southeast of this city, committed suicide by shooting himself at an early hour yesterday morning. Coroner Clark was summoned and went out during the afternoon to hold the inquest, returning a verdict of "Death by his own hand." Mr. Bentz was sixty-six years old. He has been married over thirty years and has eight children, the youngest eighteen years of age. It is said his domestic life was anything but pleasant and that family quarrels were very frequent about the homestead. Yesterday morning, he arose as usual, and breakfasted. At the table, it is said some words passed between himself and some members of the family. He left the table, and going to the stable did the morning chores. He then secured a small rifle, went into the barn yard just back of the stable and undoing his shirt, placed the rifle to his breast and pushed the trigger with a stick which he held in his right hand. The ball entered the heart and death was instantaneous. The wife and children are heart-broken and have the sympathy of their neighbors and friends. Mr. Bentz was a fine, sturdy looking man, and by hard labor had accumulated enough worldly goods to make him comfortable, and his sad ending is therefore the more to be deplored. The funeral will be held Saturday morning.
Decatur Democrat.   VOLUME XLIII. NUMBER 12   Thursday, June 1, 1899.   p. 1, col. 3.

Shoots Himself With a Rifle.
  Rudolph Bentz, a prosperous Adams county farmer living about six miles east of the Toll-gate school house, killed himself. He was in comfortable circumstances and no reason can be imagined why he committed the deed. Mr. Bentz is not the Rudolph Bentz who formerly lived in Bluffton, but has been a farmer just across the Adams county line for many years.
  Wednesday morning after feeding his cattle Mr. Bentz secured a small target gun that was kept in the house. He placed the muzzle to his heart, and punched at the trigger with a piece of pine shingle until he discharged the ball. He died almost instantly in spite of the fact that the gun was only a 22 calibre.
Bluffton Chronicle   Volume 30. Number 49   Wednesday, June 7, 1899   p. 9, col. 5.

[gravestone of Edward Bentz] 183. Row 12, Marker 5:
Edward BENTZ 1871-1934
[gray granite block]

EDWARD BENTZ DIED SUNDAY
Former Adams Resident Dies At Bluffton Following Short Illness
  Bluffton, June 2--(UP)--Edward Bentz, 63, died Sunday afternoon at the Wells county hospital following an illness of six days from peritonitis, which developed from an operation.
  Born in Adams County, May 21, 1871, Mr. Bentz was a son of Rudolph and Louisa Bentz, both natives of Germany. He had never married. Surviving are the following brothers and sisters, Fred Bentz, Delaware, Ohio; Charles Bentz, near Linn Grove; Phillip Bentz, of Minnesota; Mrs. Charles Kaltwasser, Bluffton; Mrs. Emma Krohn and Mrs. Jacob Klopfenstein, near Reifsburg, and Mrs. Adolph Schug, Fort Wayne.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the home in Bluffton, in charge of Rev. Matthew Worthman, pastor of the First Reformeed church. Burial will be in the Zion cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXXII. No. 157.   Monday, July 2, 1934.   p. 1, col. 6.

EDWARD BENTZ DIES SUNDAY AFTERNOON
DEATH FOLLOWS ILLNESS OF SIX DAYS FROM PERITONITIS.
  Edward Bentz, 63, died at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Wells county hospital following an illness of six days from peritonitis.
  Born in Adams county on May 21, 1871, the deceased was a son of Rudolph and Louisa Moog Bentz, both natives of Germany. He had never married.
  Surviving are the following brothers and sisters; Fred Bentz, Delaware, O.; Charles Bentz, near Linn Grove; Philip Bentz, Browerville, Minn.; Mrs. Emma Krohn and Mrs. Charles Kaltwasser, Bluffton; Mrs. Jacob Klopfenstein, near Reiffsburg, and Mrs. Adolph Schug, Fort Wayne.
  Mr. Bentz was a member of the Reformed church.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the home, 225 East Market street, in charge of Rev. Matthew Worthman. Burial will be in the Zion cemetery.
Bluffton, Indiana: Evening News-Banner   Vol. V. No. 206.   Monday, July 2, 1934   p. 1, col. 8.

[gravestone of unknown] 184. Row 12, Marker 6:
[white slab embedded in ground at base of large evergreen tree]

[gravestone of Isaac and Lucinda Sautbine] 185. Row 12, Marker 7:
At Rest, Isaac SAUTBINE, Died Sep 4, 1902 Aged 66Y. 6M.
[two lines of text on west side]
Lucinda wife of Isaac SAUTBINE Died Mar 4 1907 Aged 64 Y. 1 M 21 D
[north end inscription on concrete molded into form of stacked pile of logs]

[gravestone of unknown] 186. Row 12, Marker 8:
[five lines of faint text on gray marble slab, with curved top, on concrete footing]

[gravestone of Phillip Sautbine] 187. Row 12, Marker 9:
Phillip O. SAUTBINE 1878-1910
[polished top and front of red granite upright on gray granite base on concrete footing]

MOTIVE FOR MURDER OF PHILIP SANTBINE.
BELIEVED FORMER CRAIGVILLE MAN WAS MURDERED BY MAN UNDER ARREST.
  The Spokane Review of June first publishes an article that appears to throw light on the mysterious disappearance in that city of Philip Santbine, a former Craigville man, and the police of that city now believe he was murdered by a fellow merchant policeman who feared he would appear as a witness against him. The Review says:
  "Through the forging of a chain of circumstantial evidence by members of the merchants' police and city detective force the name of J. W. Howard, arrested in Coeur d'Alene a month ago for the murder of a policeman in Tristol (sic), Tenn., in 1908, has been linked with the mysterious disappearance of P. H. Sautbein, a merchants' police officer, on the evening of March 10. Howard is now held by the Tennessee authorities awaiting trial for murder, and Sautbein's body is believed to be at the bottom of the Spokane river. Howard is said to have confessed the Tennessee murder when arrested.
  Sautbein and Howard roomed togethered (sic) in a house on College avenue," said W. E. Stauffer, head of the merchants' police, yesterday, while both were working for me. Sautbein one night discovered Howard in one of those situations upon which divorce suits are based. This resulted in Sautbein going to another boarding place. Later Andrew Faulkner, now in the Sacred Heart hospital, filed a suit for divorce from his wife in which Howard was named, and also gave him a beating for his alleged relations with his wife.
Feared He Would Tell.
  "One day while the boys were all in my office Howard took Sautbein to one side and said, so all could hear, 'Are you going to say anything about that little affair in which I am mixed up with Mrs. Faulkner?'
  "'I certainly am,' was the reply. I don't believe in any man breaking up another's home.' From this, you see," continued Superintendent Stauffer, "that Sautbein played an important part in the life of Howard; he was his one and only enemy--a witness against him in a divorce suit, the man he thought responsible for the beating he received at the hands of Faulkner and his discharge from the merchants' police.
  "During the time that Howard was in my employ I watched him closely. I suspected him of the crime. From a book, we have since learned, that contained descriptions of criminals at large his own picture was stolen. He refused to have his photograph taken. Several times we laid traps so we could take his picture, but he always outwitted us. With the disappearance
(Continued on Page 4.)
MOTIVE FOR MURDER OF PHILIP SANTBINE.
(Continued from Page 1.)
of Sautbein Howard went to the coast for three weeks, coming back when the excitement had blown over. He then went to Coeur d'Alene, was 'tipped off' by a former acquaintance in Tennessee and arrested. All the time he worked for me I tried to get the right 'dope' on his past.
Thinks Sautbein Was Murdered.
  "Sautbein refused to have anything to do with Howard during the time that the divorce trouble was brewing," "and openly condemned him. After I discharged Howard he gathered a bad gang around and this attracted the attention of the police. I believe that Sautbein was decoyed to one of the vacant houses along Division street and murdered and his body thrown in the river, being swept over the falls. Although we searched all of these houses we did not find a clue or sign of a scuffle. When he was murdered the tracks were covered up, and there was more than one on the job. In all our work to locate the murderer we have not found a single direct clue."
  Howard came to the merchants' police with strong recommendations, one being from Dan Phelan, a member of the police force, and when arrested at Coeur d'Alene had a letter from Sheriff Pugh in his possession. He also furnished proof showing that he had hunted moonshiners" in his native state and also stated that he had been arrested in Louisville, Ky., for fighting. The crime with which he is now charged was unusually brutal, the murdered man being shot five times in the back."
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening News.   Eighteenth Year, No. 210.   Monday, June 6, 1910.   p. 1, col. 5; p. 4, col. 4.

PHILIP SANTBEINS BODY FOUND IN RIVER.
THEORY OF MURDER CONFIRMED BY DISCOVERY AT SPOKANE. TO RETURN BODY HERE.
  That Philip Sautbein, a former Craigville young man, was murdered at Spokane, Washington, was firmly established Monday, when the police of that city reported the discovery of the body of the murdered man, at the bottom of the Spokane river, about fifteen miles below the city of Spokane.
  The discovery of the body and its recovery was first reported here in a message received Monday evening by Charles Sautbein, a carpenter at Craigville and a brother of the murdered man. The message was from the chief of police at Spokane, who informed of the recovery of the body, with the additional information that the body is in a good state of preservation. Philip Sautbein disappeared on March 10th, almost three months ago, and it is remarkable that the body should remain in a good state of preservation that length of time, but it is judged that this is due to the fact that the waters of [t]he Spokane river have been very cold all the time since the body was thrown into the stream and this kept the body from becoming badly decomposed.
  From information at hand it is understood that the indications from the condition of the body are that Philip Sautbein was slugged and robbed and then the body was dumped into the water.
Two Motives For Murder.
  Readers will remember that Sautbein was known to have considerable money, probably above $2,000 and the report when he first disappeared was that he and a friend were preparing to leave Spokane to take up a claim, and for that reason he had drawn his money from the bank, and robbery undoubtedly was one of the motives for the murder. An additional motive was given in the story published by the News Monday, in which the Spokane police voiced their conviction that Sautbein was murdered by J. W. Howard, formerly on the merchant police force with Sautbein in Spokane. Howard is now in jail at Bristol, Tenn. the confessed murderer of a former policeman of that place who was killed by being shot in the back five times in 1908.
  It will be recalled from the story published Monday that Sautbein had detected Howard in compromising circumstances in company with Mrs. Andrew Faulkner, of Spokane, which led to a divorce suit by the woman's husband and a beating for Howard from Mr. Faulkner, Sautbein was to have been the star witness against Howard and this fact gave Howard another motive for wanting to kill him, in addition to robbery Sautbein had told Howard to his face he intended to testify against him.
  The appearances against Howard were made the stronger from the fact that he took a three week trip to the coast, following the disappearance of Sautbein and did not return until the excitement blew over. He was later arrested at Couer d'Alene, Idaho, and taken to Tennessee to answer for the murder there. It is thought a tough gang in Spokane whom he collected around him after he was dismissed from the police force there assisted him in the murder of Sautbein.
  After Philip Sautbein's body was thrown into the river it was swept over falls in the stream and carried downstream by the swift current. Ice and high waters prevented a thorough search earlier in the spring, and the murderers probably thought the record of their murder was forever destroyed by the waters of the stream.
To Bring Body to Craigville.
  Arrangements have been completed
(Continued on Page 4.)
PHILIP SANTBEINS BODY FOUND IN RIVER.
(Continued from Page 1.)
to have the body of Philip Sautbein brought to Craigville and taken to the home of his brother, Charles, and the body is expected to arrive there next Sunday or Monday. Until more definite information is received funeral arrangements cannot be announced, other than the services will be held at the Zion church, five miles southeast of Craigville in Adams County, and burial will take place in the cemetery at that place. The exact time of the funeral will be set later.
Went West Three Years Ago.
  Philip Sautbein was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Sautbein and he was born in Adams County, and at his death was thirty-one years of age. He spent his early manhood in Adams County and the east part of this county, and it was three years ago last February that he went west, where he became a member of the merchant police force of Spokane. He had always borne the best of reputation and had been of an industrious, thrifty disposition. After his disappearance his brother, Charles, and Charles Ward, a brother-in-law, of Decatur, went to Spokane to aid in the search but they had to return without learning anything at that time, several weeks ago.
  The parents of the young man are dead, but four brothers and three sisters survive. The brothers are Charles S., of Craigville; Roy, of Waterbury, Conn.; William, of Adams County and David, of Browersville, Minn. The sisters are Mrs. Charles Ward, of Decatur, Mrs. Rose Stuoghtenburg (sic), of Adams County, and Miss Ada Sautbein, who makes her home with her brothers and sisters. John Ashbaucher, of this city, is an uncle of the murdered man.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening News.   Eighteenth Year, No. 211.   Tuesday, June 7, 1910.   p. 1, col. 5; p. 4, col. 5.
and identical copy in
Bluffton Chronicle.   Volume 43. No. 50.   Wednesday, June 8, 1910.   p. 4, col. 4.

SAUTBEIN'S FUNERAL SUNDAY FORENOON.
BODY OF MURDERED PHILIP SAUTBEIN ARRIVED AT CRAIGVILLE AT NOON TODAY.
  The body of Philip Sautbein, the former Craigville man who was murdered at Spokane, Wash., arrived at Craigville today on the Clover Leaf east bound train due in this city at 10:29. When the train pulled into the Bluffton s[t]ation Charles Sautbein, of Craigville, a brother of the murdered man, was waiting here to take the train for his home, but he was not aware of the fact that his brother's body was on the train, and did not learn it until the train arrived at the Craigville station. He left the train there and started home, when he saw the casket being taken from the baggage car and returned and discovered that the box contained the body of his brother.
  The body was taken directly from the train to the home of Charles Sautbein. When the casket was taken from the rough box and an examination was made it was discovered that the body was packed in a sort of sawdust and nothing more was done until an undertaker was summoned. The undertaker made an examination and declared that nothing could be done to make the body presentable to relatives and friends, because of the decomposed condition. Therefore nothing more was done with the body. It will remain securely sealed in the casket, which will not be opened.
  It was announced this afternoon from Craigville that the funeral will be held Sunday forenoon at 10:30 o'clock at the Zion church, 1 1/2 miles south and three miles east of Craigville in Adams County. On account of the condition of the body the casket will not be taken into the church, but will be buried immediately upon arrival at the cemetery, after which the funeral party will enter the church and the funeral sermon will be preached by the Rev. Sager, of the Christian Union church. It will be one of the few cases in this section where burial precedes the funeral sermon.
  A dispatch from Spokane, given below gives some insight to the manner in which the body of Philip Sautbein was identified when found. The dispatch evidently is not correct in all details, for information direct from Spokane in a newspaper clipping to Charles Sautbein from the chief of police said there was plain evidence of murder, in a large gash in the back of the head and a crushed skull, indicating a terrible blow. Two boys fishing in the Spokane river found the body lodged in the roots of an old tree.
  The Spokane dispatch says:
  The mystery surrounding the disappearance of P. H. Sautbein, a merchants' police officer, missing since March 10, was solved yesterday. W. E. Stauffer, superintendent of the merchants' police, positively identified a scabbard and belt taken from the body of a man found lodged against a sunken tree in the Spokane river by two boys Saturday afternoon as belonging to his former employe.
  "There is not the slightest doubt but the body is that of poor Phil," said Mr. Stauffer last night. "All my men wear the same kind of belts and scabbards, and those taken from the dead man are identical with those now in use and made by the Skillman Harness Company." The body is held at the Gilman Undertaking establishment, badly decomposed, and will be viewed by Coroner H. E. Schegel and Superintendent Stauffer.
 nbsp;The condition of the body will forestall any efforts on the part of the authorities to determine whether he was a victim of a murderer. J. W. Howard, a former fellow officer of Sautbein, with whom he quarreled, who is now held at Bristol, Tenn., on another charge of murder, is believed by the local authorities to have a guilty knowledge of the manner of Sautbein's death. Tennessee authorities have been asked to watch Howard, whose true name is Walk, for any signs of a confession. Superintendent Stauffer believes if Howard, or Walk, is found guilty of murder in the first degree, and sentenced to hang, he will clear up the last chapter in a case that baffled the local authorities for weeks.
  Sautbein was last seen about six o'clock on the evening of March 10, walking down Division street toward the city from his rooms. After he passed Boone avenue not a single clue was ever found to indicate his movements. Superintendent Stauffer believes that he was decoyed into a vacant house, murdered and his body cast into the Spokane river. The river was at flood at the time, and filled with driftwood, making discovery hard. Howard was implicated in a divorce suit, in which Sautbein would have given damaging testimony. This caused Howard, it is said, to harbor hatred against his fellow officer and resulted in his discharge from the merchants' police.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening News.   Eighteenth Year, No. 215   Saturday, June 11, 1910   p. 2, col. 1.

ACCIDENTAL DEATH INSTEAD OF MURDER.
SUCH IS REPORT OF CORONER AT SPOKANE REGARDING DEATH OF P. O. SAUTBINE.
  The funeral of Philip Sautbein, whose body was returned from Spokane, Wash., was held Sunday forenoon at Zion church, in Adams county and was attended by a great concourse of the friends and relatives of the young man and of the family. The funeral sermon was in charge of the Rev. Sager, but as stated Saturday the casket was not opened and was not taken into the church, but interment took place first and the funeral sermon followed.
  Latest reports from Spokane indicate that the authorities of that city are divided as to the manner in which Philip Sautbein met his death. According to the verdict of the coroner his death was due to accident instead of murder. The Spokane Chronicle says:
  "Coroner H. E. Schlegel, after an autopsy on the body of P. O. Sautbine, whose dead body was found in the river Saturday night, announced that death was caused by accidental drowning. The body had been in the river for more than three months.
  W. E. Stauffer, chief of the merchants' patrolmen, believes that the coroner is mistaken.
  'I shall continue to work on the theory that Sautbine was murdered,' stated Stauffer today. "The coroner's decision in this case does not in any way weaken my theory that he met with foul play and his body was cast into the river.'"
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening News.   Eighteenth Year, No. 216   Monday, June 13, 1910   p. 2, col. 6.

SAUTBEIN'S FUNERAL SUNDAY FORENOON.
BODY OF MURDERED PHILIP SAUTBEIN ARRIVED AT CRAIGVILLE AT NOON SATURDAY.
  The body of Philip Sautbein, the former Craigville man who was murdered at Spokane, Wash., arrived at Craigville Saturday on the Clover Leaf east bound train due in this city at 10:29. When the train pulled into the Bluffton s[t]ation Charles Sautbein, of Craigville, a brother of the murdered man, was waiting here to take the train for his home, but he was not aware of the fact that his brother's body was on the train, and did not learn it until the train arrived at the Craigville station. He left the train there and started home, when he saw the casket being taken from the baggage car and returned and discovered that the box contained the body of his brother.
  The body was taken directly from the train to the home of Charles Sautbein. When the casket was taken from the rough box and an examination was made it was discovered that the body was packed in a sort of sawdust and nothing more was done until an undertaker was summoned. The undertaker made an examination and declared that nothing could be done to make the body presentable to relatives and friends, because of the decomposed condition. Therefore nothing more was done with the body. It will remain securely sealed in the casket, which will not be opened.
  Funeral Sunday forenoon at 10:30 o'clock at the Zion church, 1 1/2 miles south and three miles east of Craigville in Adams County. On account of the condition of the body the casket was not taken into the church, but was buried immediately upon arrival at the cemetery, after which the funeral party entered the church and the funeral sermon preached by the Rev. Sager, of the Christian Union church. It will be one of the few cases in this section where burial precedes the funeral sermon.
  A dispatch from Spokane, given below gives some insight to the manner in which the body of Philip Sautbein was identified when found. The dispatch evidently is not correct in all details, for information direct from Spokane in a newspaper clipping to Charles Sautbein from the chief of police said there was plain evidence of murder, in a large gash in the back of the head and a crushed skull, indicating a terrible blow. Two boys fishing in the Spokane river found the body lodged in the roots of an old tree.
  The Spokane dispatch says:
  The mystery surrounding the disappearance of P. H. Sautbein, a merchants' police officer, missing since March 10, was solved yesterday. W. E. Stauffer, superintendent of the merchants' police, positively identified a scabbard and belt taken from the body of a man found lodged against a sunken tree in the Spokane river by two boys Saturday afternoon as belonging to his former employe.
  "There is not the slightest doubt but the body is that of poor Phil," said Mr. Stauffer last night. "All my men wear the same kind of belts and scabbards, and those taken from the dead man are identical with those now in use and made by the Skillman Harness Company." The body is held at the Gilman Undertaking establishment, badly decomposed, and will be viewed by Coroner H. E. Schegel and Superintendent Stauffer.
 nbsp;The condition of the body will forestall any efforts on the part of the authorities to determine whether he was a victim of a murderer. J. W. Howard, a former fellow officer of Sautbein, with whom he quarreled, who is now held at Bristol, Tenn., on another charge of murder, is believed by the local authorities to have a guilty knowledge of the manner of Sautbein's death. Tennessee authorities have been asked to watch Howard, whose true name is Walk, for any signs of a confession. Superintendent Stauffer believes if Howard, or Walk, is found guilty of murder in the first degree, and sentenced to hang, he will clear up the last chapter in a case that baffled the local authorities for weeks.
  Sautbein was last seen about six o'clock on the evening of March 10, walking down Division street toward the city from his rooms. After he passed Boone avenue not a single clue was ever found to indicate his movements. Superintendent Stauffer believes that he was decoyed into a vacant house, murdered and his body cast into the Spokane river. The river was at flood at the time, and filled with driftwood, making discovery hard. Howard was implicated in a divorce suit, in which Sautbein would have given damaging testimony. This caused Howard, it is said, to harbor hatred against his fellow officer and resulted in his discharge from the merchants' police.
Bluffton Chronicle.   Volume 43 No. 51   Wednesday, June 15, 1910   p. 1, col. 6.
[edited copy reprinted from the Saturday, June 11th Evening News]

ACCIDENTAL DEATH INSTEAD OF MURDER.
SUCH IS REPORT OF CORONER AT SPOKANE REGARDING DEATH OF P. O. SAUTBINE.
  The funeral of Philip Sautbein, whose body was returned from Spokane, Wash., was held Sunday forenoon at Zion church, in Adams county and was attended by a great concourse of the friends and relatives of the young man and of the family. The funeral sermon was in charge of the Rev. Sager, but as stated Saturday the casket was not opened and was not taken into the church, but interment took place first and the funeral sermon followed.
  Latest reports from Spokane indicate that the authorities of that city are divided as to the manner in which Philip Sautbein met his death. According to the verdict of the coroner his death was due to accident instead of murder. The Spokane Chronicle says:
  "Coroner H. E. Schlegel, after an autopsy on the body of P. O. Sautbine, whose dead body was found in the river Saturday night, announced that death was caused by accidental drowning. The body had been in the river for more than three months.
  W. E. Stauffer, chief of the merchants' patrolmen, believes that the coroner is mistaken.
  'I shall continue to work on the theory that Sautbine was murdered,' stated Stauffer today. "The coroner's decision in this case does not in any way weaken my theory that he met with foul play and his body was cast into the river.'"
Bluffton Chronicle.   Volume 43 No. 51   Wednesday, June 15, 1910   p. 5, col. 6.
[copy from earlier, Monday, June 13th daily paper, The Evening News.


[gravestone of Roy Sautbine] 188. Row 12, Marker 10:
Roy SAUTBINE 1883-1968
[gray granite embedded flush in concrete base]

Roy L. Sautbine dies at hospital
  Roy L. Sautbine, 84, a resident of Washington township since 1933, and a former professional photographer in Decatur, died at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Parkview memorial hospital in Fort Wayne, where he had been a patient two and one-half weeks. He had resided at the Parnell Park nursing home in Fort Wayne for the past two years.
  He was born in Kirkland township Dec. 9, 1883, a son of Isaac and Lucinda Bolinger-Sautbine.
  Mr. Sautbine was a professional photographer in this city from 1908 to 1915, when he sold to the Irwin studio.
  Surviving are a stepdaughter, Mrs. Earl Hostens of Dayton, O.; a brother, William Sautbine, at the Berne nursing home; and a sister, Mrs. Paul Hayberg of Walker, Minn. One son and one daughter are deceased.
  Funeral services will be conducted at _ p.m. Tuesday at the Zwick funeral home, with Rev. Fuhrman Miller officiating. Burial will be in Zion cemetery at Honduras. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today until time of the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   VOL. LXVI NO. 120   Monday, May 20, 1968   p. 1, col. 8.

[gravestone of Laura and Henry Hilge] 189. Row 12, Marker 11:
HILGE Laura 1858-1892 Henry 1852-1935
[red granite block with large evergreen bush on either side overgrowning gravestone]

HENRY HILGE DIES MONDAY
Former Kirkland Township Resident Is Victim of Pneumonia
  Henry Hilge, 82, for many years a resident of Kirkland township, Adams county, died at 7 o'clock Monday evening at the home of a daughter, Mrs. John Borgwalz, Danville, Illinois, following an illness of four weeks. Death was attributed to pneumonia.
  Born in Ohio, the deceased came to Adams county in his boyhood and resided continuously in Kirkland township until he retired from farming and went to Danville to make his home with his daughter.
  His first marriage was to Laura Yager, who died 42 years ago. His second wife, who was Laura Klopfenstein, previous to her marriage, died 20 years ago. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Lena Liby, Decatur; Mrs. Lester Maddux, Bluffton; Mrs. Grover Liby, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. John Borgwalz, Danville, Illinois. A sister, Mrs. Mary Gither, Fort Wayne, and a half sister, Mrs. J. D. Hoffman, Vera Cruz, also survive. One son, two sisters and a half-brother are deceased.
  The body will be returned Wednesday morning to the home of a daughter, Mrs. Grover Liby, 2710 South Anthony boulevard, Fort Wayne. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday at the St. Luke's church, Kirkland township, of which Mr. Hilge was a member. Rev. H. H. Meckstroth, Vera Cruz, will have charge. Burial will be in the Zion cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXXIII. No. 132.   Tuesday, June 4, 1935.   p. 1, col. 3.

Died
  Mrs. Laura Hilge, at her home in Kirkland township, Adams county September 14, from typhoid fever. She was aged 34 years and was a sister of Albert Yager, of Vera Cruz. She leaves a husband and five children as surviving members of the family.
  The funeral was held at the Methodist church near her home, the sermon being preached by Rev. Henry Fitz, of Decatur, assisted by Rev. Heiser, of Vera Cruz.
Bluffton Chronicle.   Volume 24. Number 10.   Thursday, September 22, 1892.   p. 1, col. 7.

[gravestone of Carrie and Grover Liby] 190. Row 12, Marker 12:
LIBY Carrie E 1886-1963 Grover C 1884-1951
[polished red granite upright on red granite base on concrete footing]

[square granite lot marker with L] 191. Row 12, Marker 13:
square granite lot corner marker with L cut into top

grassy driveway row jogs east toward road

[gravestone of unknown] 192. Row 12, Marker 14:
[broken white marble shaft on white marble base with carved hand with finger pointed upward]

[gravestone of Semor Liby] 193. Row 12, Marker 15:
Semor F. son of J.& C. LIBY Died Feb 24, 1898 Aged 12 Y 4 M 2 D
[weathered white marble shaft on white marble base on concrete base and concrete footing]
40  99  Liby Jonas        W  M  42          1  Farmer            Ohio     Penn  Penn 
41           Catherine    W  F  34  Wife    1  Keeping house     Ohio     Penn  Penn 
42           William F.   W  M  15  Son  1     Works on Farm  1  Ohio     Ohio  Ohio 
43           Charles W.   W  M  14  Son  1     Works on Farm  1  Ohio     O     O 
44           Eli S        W  M  10  Son  1                    1  Indiana  O     O 
45           Adam P       W  M   8  Son  1                    1  Indiana  O     O 
46           Seymoure H.  W  M   6  Son  1                    1  Indiana  O     O 
47           Tibby Arrena W  F   5  Dau  1                       Indiana  O     O 
48           Jonas J.     W  M   3  Son  1                       Indiana  O     O
49           Rosa E.      W  F   1  Dau  1                       Indiana  O     O 
single, married, attended school within the Census year,
Census: 1880 IN Adams County Kirkland Township p. 11. Supervisor's Dist No. 6 Enumeration Dist No. 137 5 June 1889 Peter H. Weldy, Enumerator.

[gravestone of Catherine and Jonas] 194. Row 12, Marker 16:
LIBY Catherine 1845-1921 Jonas 1838-1885
[gray granite upright on gray granite bse on concrete footing]

MRS. C. A. LIBY'S FUNERAL TO BE HELD SUNDAY
  The funeral of Mrs. Catherine A. Liby, who passed away Friday afternoon at her home six miles east of the city will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the Zion church, Honduras, Rev. Payne officiating. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery.
  Mrs. Liby was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob F. Fulk, and was born January 21, 1845, in Trumbull County, Ohio. Besides leaving the seven children, Frank Liby and Jonas Liby, at home; Charles W. and Adam P., of Linn Grove; Elias S., Bluffton, and Grover C. Liby, of Fort Wayne, there are four brothers: Peter Fulk, Honduras; Henry Fulk, South Bend; Charles Fulk, New York, and Andrew Fulk, Trumbull County, Ohio. Five children are dead.
  On May 21, 1863, she was united in marriage to Jonas Liby, who passed away May 27, 1885.
  She was a member of the Honduras Christian Union church.
Bluffton Evening News   Twenty-Ninth Year, No. 102.   Saturday, January 29, 1921   p. 1, col. 2.

[gravestone of Rosa Liby] 195. Row 12, Marker 17:
Rosa O. dau. of J & CA LIBY Died Apr 11, 1889 Aged 10Y 2M 29D
[inscription on west side of column]
__________ ______
___ ___ but ___ A fair bud to earth,
To blossom in heaven.
[four lines of script on north side of base]
[gray marble column with base on concrete base and footing]

large evergreen tree

gap of 4 or 5 lots

[gravestone of William Ehle] 196. Row 12, Marker 18:
Gone Home
[engraved right hand with finger pointing upward]
William son of C.& E. EHLE Died Sep. 18, 1874 Aged 16 yrs. 1 mo. 26 days
Oh...dear.../...your weeping/Above this spot .../I am sleeping./My time was short/And blessed be He/That called me to eternity.
[white marble shaft and base on concrete base and footing]

gap

[gravestone of Adam Pease] 197. Row 12, Marker 19:
Gone Home
[cuffed right hand with finger pointing upward]
Adam PEASE Died Jan 20 1875 Aged 81 yrs. 3ms. & 13 days.
... quiet/sleep, while .../sorrow ... weep/And .../offerings bring./And now thy grave .../requiem ...
[white marble shaft with cap and base on concrete base and footing]

gap

[gravestone of Mary and Elijah Pease] 198. Row 12, Marker 20:
Mary V. his wife 1842-1920 Elijah 1837-1922 PEASE
[massive polished gray granite on massive gray granite base on concrete footing]

DEATH A RELIEF
Mary V. Pease of Kirkland Township Passed Away Last Evening at 8:00
WAS ILL A LONG TIME
Had Been Resident of This County Sixty-six Years--Funeral on Thursday
  Mary V. Pease, a resident of Adams county for the past sixty-six years, died at her home in Kirkland township, Monday evening at eight o'clock, following an illness which dates back many months, her death being due to a complication of diseases. Mrs. Pease was seventy-nine years, eleven months and eight days old, and is survived by four children, three brothers and one sister. The children are John A. Pease, Kokomo; Joe V. Pease, Adams county; Mrs. J. H. Rausch, Chicago; Mrs. C. P. G. Siebold, Bluffton. Brothers are Albert, Charles and Walter Hunt, Bluffton, and Mrs. Sophia Johns, De-
      (Continued on page six)
Death a Relief
(Continued from page one)
catur.
  Funreal (sic) services will be held from the St. Joseph Catholic church, Bluffton, Thursday morning at 10 o'clock and burial will be at the Zion cemetery at Honduras.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XVIII. Number 288.   Tuesday Evening, December 7, 1929.   p. 1, col. 4; p. 6, col. 6.

MRS. ELIJAH PEASE DIED MONDAY EVENING
AGED LADY DIED AT AGE OF SEVENTY-NINE AT HOME NEAR HONDURAS.
  Mrs. Elijah Pease aged 79 years, who[se] home was in Kirkland township, Adams county, died early Monday evening following a long period of illness, death having been due to complications attending her advanced age. Mrs. Pease was well known both in Wells and Adams counties, her death bringing sorrow to a wide circle of friends and relatives.
  Born in Switzerland, Mrs. Mary Virginia Walter Pease was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Adam Walter and at the time of death had reached the age of 79 years, 11 months and 8 days. Her marriage to Mr. Pease took place in Adams county, March 5, 1861.
  Besides the husband surviving are the following children: John A. Pease, Kokomo; Joseph V. Pease, Adam county; Mrs. J. H. Rausch, Chicago; Mrs. C. P. G. Seabold, Bluffton. Two children, Albert and Gertrude, died in infancy. Brothers and sisters surviving are Albert Walter, Charles Walter, of Huntington, and Mrs. Sophia Johns of Decatur.
  Mrs. Pease was a member of the Catholic church.
  Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock, Thursday morning, at the Catholic church in Bluffton, in charge of Father Keller. Burial will be made at the Zion cemetery at Honduras.
Bluffton Evening News   Twenty-Ninth Year, No. 57.   Tuesday, December 7, 1920.   p. 1, col. 6.

[gravestone of Jesse, James, and Eliza Smith] 199. Row 12, Marker 21:
Jesse SMITH Died Nov. 29, 1884 Aged 69 y. 2 m. 6 d.
[south side inscription]
James M. SMITH Died Oct 20, 1884 Aged 26 y. 1 m. 7 d.
{published DAR reading gives 1881 date.}
[north side inscription]
Eliza wife of Jesse SMITH Died Oct 5 1889 Aged 73Y. 9M. 20D.
{published DAR reading gives 29 d.}

Row 13:   (10 stones)


gap of 5 or 6 lots

[gravestone of William LeBrun] 200. Row 13, Marker 1:
William F. son of E.H. & D.C. (LeBRUN) Died Mar 8 18__ (corner in ground)... y. 3m. 5d.
[small gray marble slab in ground]

[gravestone of Dayton LeBrun] 201. Row 13, Marker 2:
Dayton A. son of E.M. & D.C. LeBRUN Died Oct 27, 1876 Aged ...
[bottom of identical gray marble slab in ground]

[gravestone of Francis Pease] 202. Row 13, Marker 3:
Francis M PEASE Born May 10, 1875 Died Jan 20, 1895 Aged 19Y 8M. 10D He died as he lived/A believer in God.
[gray marble shaft and base on concrete base]

[gravestone of Stephen, James, Elmore Pease] 203. Row 13, Marker 4:
Children of A. & E. PEASE
[inscription on west base]
Stephen Died Sep 12, 1876 Aged 3 y & 3 mo's
[north side inscription with lamb laying]
James S. Died Sep 17, 1877 Aged 21 days
[south side inscription with rose and leaves]
Elmore E. Died Oct 22, 1863 Aged 8 y's. 11 m. & 1 day
[east side inscription with lamb laying]
[white marble shaft and base on concrete base]

[gravestone of Early and Della Brenneman] 204. Row 13, Marker 5:
Early C. son of W. H. & Della M. BRENNEMAN Died Oct. 8, 1887 Aged 6m & 24 d.
[north side inscription]
Della M. wife of W H BRENNEMAN Died Oct 1 (or 4?) 1887 Aged 19 y 4m 24 d
[white marble shaft with cap and base on concrete base]

gap of 5 or 6 lots

grassy driveway

gap of 5 or 6 lots

large evergreen tree

[gravestone of unknown Thomas] 205. Row 13, Marker 6:
_____ THOMAS Died Jan 11 1879(?) Aged __Y (22?) M 10 D
[tall white marble slab on brown sandstone base on concrete footing with US flag in GAR star holder]

gap of 1 or 2 lots

[gravestone of Franklin Renbottom and William Randsbottom] 206. Row 13, Marker 7:
_____ Died May 11, 1879? Age 16 y 7 m 11 d(?)
Franklin E. RENBOTTOM Died Sep 14 1884 Aged 14y. 1m. 14d.
[west side inscription]
Farewell
[inscription on south base]
William R RANDSBOTTOM died 1881 aged 43y 3m 23d
[white marble shaft on white marble base on concrete base]

large evergreen tree

gap of 6 lots

[gravestone of Emma Thomas] 207. Row 13, Marker 8:
Emma dau of H & H F THOMAS Died Feb 27 1893 Aged 23y 4m 26d
[white marble column and base on concrete base and footing]
Emma Thomas, daughter of Henry Thomas and Hannah Franks Thomas Erhart

gap

[2 concrete planters] 207. Row 13, between Marker 8 and 9:
peony bush, 2 concrete planters

gap of 3 lots

[gravestone of Mary Ransbottom] 208. Row 13, Marker 9:
Mother Mary J. RANSBOTTOM 1837-1910
[small red granite slant on concrete footing]

[gravestone of Hannah Erhard] 209. Row 13, Marker 10:
Hannah F. ERHARD 1832-1924
[white marble shaft on concrete base]

AGED RESIDENT OF COUNTY DIES
Hannah Erhart Dies At Age Of 92 Years At County Infirmary
    Mrs. Hannah F. Erhart, age 92 years, a resident of Adams county for the last fifty-eight years, died at the Adams county infirmary at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Death was due to senility.
  Mrs. Hannah Franks Erhart, was born in Germany, February 3, 1832. She came to America in 1848 and settled in Piqua, Ohio. Fifty-eight years ago she came to Adams county. Mrs. Erhart was married twice, her first husband, Henry Thomas, having died in 1879. Her second husband, L. Erhart, died eight years ago. She had been an inmate of the infirmary since last February.
  Mrs. Erhart is survived by one son, Herman Thomas, who resides one mile south and one mile west of Honduras, in Kirkland township; and one sister, Mrs. Charlotte Scheeler, of Piqua, Ohio.
  Funeral services will be held from the infirmary at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Burial will be made in the cem[e]tery at Honduras.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XXII. Number 308.   Monday, December 29, 1924.   p. 1, col. 1.


Row 14:   (14 stones)


large evergreen tree

[gravestone of Martin Hower] 210. Row 14, Marker 1:
Martin V. HOWER 1852-1885
[gray granite block]
Martin V. Hower, b. 15 Apr 1852, son of John Hower and Barbara Ellen Calvin,
married 31 Dec 1871 in Adams County IN to Mary M. Biteman, b. 30 Sep 1851 OH,
daughter of Jacob Biteman and ______ Krall, and who after death of Martin then married 08 May 1887 Elisha Elzey.

[gravestone of Sarah Hower] 211. Row 14, Marker 2:
Sarah E. HOWER 1876-1941
[small gray granite block]

gap of 5 or 6 lots

[gravestone of Sarah Pease] 212. Row 14, Marker 3:
Sarah E. PEASE wife of H.E. MYERS Born Aug. 28, 1878 Died Mar 23, 1911 Aged 32 Y. 6M. 25D.
[white marble upright with slant top on white marble base on concrete footing]

[gravestone of Adam and Eliza Pease] 213. Row 14, Marker 4:
PEASE, Adam 1838-1921 Eliza his wife 1844-1919
{Adam's birthdate given as 1830 in published DAR reading}
[polished face of red granite upright on gray granite base on concrete footing]

ADAM PEASE DEAD
Pioneer Resident of Adams County Died This Morning at Monroe
AT 11:15 O'CLOCK
Was Eighty-three Years of Age--Funeral Services Monday.
  Adam Pease, a resident of Monroe and one of the best known citizens of Adams county, passed away at his home at Monroe this morning at 11:15 o'clock after a four weeks sickness, death being due to kidney trouble and complications.
  The diseased (sic) [deceased] was 83 years of age, being born on April 12, 1838 in Preble county, O., a son of John B. and Mary Pease.
  In 1860 he was united in marriage to Miss Eliza Weer (sic) and in 1861 moved to Kirkland township where he lived until about 1900 when he retired from active farming and moved to Craigville, living there until three years ago when his wife died and then moved to Monroe.
  The diseased (sic) is survived by four children, two sons and two daughters, they being Mrs. C. M. Andrews, of Monroe; Mrs. O. D. Weldy, of Fort Wayne; Charles Pease of Indianapolis, and Vince Pease of Bluffton. Mrs. Burt Mangold of this city is one of twenty-three grandchildren who also survive.
  The following brothers and sisters also survive: Sylvester Pease[,] Summer, Mich.; Clark Pease, Darke County, O.; Mrs. Kate Rice, Marion, Ind.; Mrs. Anna Floyd, Turnbull, O.; Mrs. Jane Dasher, Preble county, O., and Cornelius Pease, Dayton, O.
  Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 10 o'clock from the house, Rev. Payne of the Union Christian church officiating. Burial will be held in the Mt. Zion cemetery at Honduras.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XIX. Number 203   Saturday Evening, August 27, 1921. p. 1, col. 6.

ADAM PEASE DIED THIS MORNING AT MONROE
FATHER OF VINCE PEASE DIED OF BRIGHT'S DISEASE AT ELEVEN O'CLOCK.
  Adam Pease, aged eighty-three, died of Bright's disease and complications at 11 o'clock this morning at Monroe, following illness which began last spring. His condition the last three weeks had been critical.
  He is survived by the following children: Mrs. C. M. Andrews, Monroe; Mrs. Oscar Weldy, Fort Wayne; Vince Pease, Bluffton; Charles Pease, Indianapolis. Six deceased children are Elmer, Frank, Stephen and Jennie Pease, Mrs. Della Brinneman, Mrs. Sadie Meyers.
  Mrs. Pease died two years ago last February. Brothers and sisters surviving are Sylvester Pease, Edgerton, Michigan; Frank Pease, Stark County, Ohio; Mrs. Anna Floyd, Preble County, Ohio; Mrs. James Dasher, also of Preble County; Cornelius and Hannah, Dayton; Mrs. Kate Rice, Marion.
  Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Monday morning at the Zion church at Honduras, Kirkland township. Burial in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Bluffton Evening News   Twenty-Ninth Year, No. 280.   Saturday, August 27, 1921.   p. 1, col. 4.

ILL A SHORT TIME
Mrs. Adam Pease, Seventy-five, Died of Paralysis at Home at Monroe.
BURIAL WEDNESDAY
Deceased Was Grandmother of Mrs. Burt Mangold--Well Known Lady.
  Mrs. Adam Pease, 75, mother of Mrs. C. M. Andrews and grandmother of Mrs. Burt Mangold of this city, a former resident of Craigville, died at 5 o'clock Monday morning at her home in Monroe, to which she and her husband moved last March.
  Her death was due to paralysis. She was stricken twice. The first stroke occurred at nine last Tuesday. Mr. Pease, who is an invalid, noticed that she had not moved in her chair for an unusually long time, called to her. She made a motion to her throat indicating that she could not speak. She got up from her chair and went to the kitchen. When she returned to her chair paralysis enveloped her entire body. Mr. Pease in his helpless condition was unable to summon help and remained there beside her for an hour before a visitor entered the home.
  Mrs. Pease suffered the second stroke Saturday evening and was unconscious from then to the time of her death.
  Born May 26, 1843, Eliza Weir Pease was a daughter of Hamilton and Ella Longstreet Weir. Her parents died when she was quite young and she was raised in the home of her uncle, William Smith.
  Her marriage to Adam Pease took place in Warren county, Ohio, March 30, 1861. Mr. and Mrs. Pease came to Adams county locating five miles west of Monroe in February, 1864. Nineteen years ago they moved to Craigville and lived there until last March, when they moved to Monroe.
  Surviving are four children: Mrs. C. M. Andrews, of Monroe; Vincent Pease, of this city; Dr. C. E. Pease, of Indianapolis, and Mrs. O. D. Weldy, of Fort Wayne. Six children are deceased. Two grandchildren and six great grandchildren survive. Two grandchildren, Otis and Beulah Meyer, have resided in the Pease home since the death of their mother eight years ago.
  A short funeral service will be held at the residence at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning and the cortege will then go to the Zion church at Honduras where the public service will be in charge of Rev. C. T. Payne. Burial will be in Zion cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XVII. Number 36.   Tuesday Evening, February 11, 1919.   p. 1, col. 2.

[gravestone of Rheua Pease] 214. Row 14, Marker 5:
Asleep in Jesus, Rheua B. wife of V.S. PEASE Died Aug 1, 1895 Aged 22Y. 5M. 28D. Text St Mark 14.6 She has wroug/ht a good work.
[polished red marble shaft and base on concrete base and footing]

[gravestone of Arta and William Breiner] 215. Row 14, Marker 6:
BREINER Arta E 1864-1942 William L 1859-1942
[red granite block on concrete footing]

William Breiner Dies Last Night
Retired Farmer Dies At Bluffton Hospital
  William Breiner, 82, native of Adams county and retired farmer, died last night at 9:40 o'clock at the Wells county hospital in Bluffton. Death was caused by heart trouble and complications following and illness of two years.
  The deceased was born in Union township, Adams county, December 26, 1859, the son of Michael and Hanna Beltz-Breiner. He was married September 18, 1872 to Arta Lenhart. She preceded him in death July 27, 1942.
  He had resided in Adams county until 25 years ago when he retired from farming to reside in Craigville, where he lived at the time of his death. He was a member of the Christian Union church.
  Surviving are a sister, Mrs. John Stetter of Fort Wayne and a brother, Henry Breiner of Peterson. One daughter is deceased.
  Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Craigville U. B. church and burial will be in the Zion cemetery. Rev. Charles Moore will officiate.
  The body will be returned to the home from the Jahn funeral home at Bluffton Friday morning and may be visited there until time for services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XL. No. 203,   Thursday, August 27, 1942.   p. 1, col. 2.

WILLIAM BREINER ANSWERS SUMMONS
DEATH OCCURS WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT COUNTY HOSPITAL OF COMPLICATIONS
  William Breiner, 82, of Craigville, died at 9:40 p.m. Wednesday at the Wells county hospital, where he had been a patient for several days. Death was attributed to heart trouble and complications, from which he had suffered for two years.
  The decedent was born Dec. 26, 1859, in Adams county to Michael and Hannah Beltz Breiner. His marriage to Arta Lenhart took place in Adams county Sept. 18, 1872. She died July 27 of this year.
  Mr. Breiner was a retired farmer, having moved from Adams county to Craigville about 25 years ago. He was a member of the Christian Union church at Craigville.
  Survivors include a sister, Mrs. John Stetter, of Fort Wayne, and a brother, Henry Breiner, of Peterson. A daughter died in 1905.
  The body will be removed Friday morning from the Jahn funeral home to the residence at Craigville.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Craigville United Brethren church in charge of Rev. Charles Moore. Burial will be in the Zion Cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XIII. No. 252.   Thursday, August 27, 1942   p. 1, col. 8.

Mrs. W. L. Breiner Dies This Morning
Craigville Woman Dies At Bluffton
  Mrs. William L. Breiner, 77, for many years a resident of Adams county, died this morning at 7:50 o'clock at the Wells county hospital in Bluffton. Death followed one week's illness from a fall, in which the deceased suffered a broken hip.
  Mrs. Breiner was born September 2, 1864, a daughter of Lawson and Lois Brown Lenhart. She was married to William L. Breiner, who survives, September 17, 1882. A daughter, Mable, died at the age of 15.
  The deceased was a member of the Christian Union church and a lifelong resident of Adams county until 25 years ago when the family retired from their farm in Kirkland township to live in Craigville.
  Survivors other than the husband include two brothers, S. P. Lenhart of Meosha, Missouri and L. C. Lenhart of Jackson, Michigan. Four sisters and two brothers are deceased.
  Funeral services will be held at the United Brethren church in
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Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XL. No. 176.   Monday, July 27, 1942.   p. 1, col. 4; p. 2, col. 1.

[gravestone of Lois Breiner] 216. Row 14, Marker 7:
Lois M BREINER Jan. 28, 1891 Apr. 8, 1906 Our Loved One Rests In Slumber Deep/in silent and in Blessed Sleep
{January 26, 1891 listed in published DAR reading}
[polished curve of quarter round red granite on concrete base]

[gravestone of David Breiner] 217. Row 14, Marker 8:
David BREINER Born 18__ Died 187(?) Aged 43 yrs
[white marble upright and base on concrete base]

grassy driveway

gap of 4 lots

[gravestone of Esther Eury] 218. Row 14, Marker 9:
Esther Irean EURY Sept. 22, 1905 Oct. 10, 1905
[small red granite block on concrete footing]

[gravestone of Aaron and Susie Eury] 219. Row 14, Marker 10:
EURY Aaron A. 1873-1948 Susie S. 1881-1968
[long red granite block on concrete footing]

AARON EURY DIES NEAR FORT WAYNE
  Aaron Eury, 75, father of Carl Eury, north of Bluffton, died at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at his home near Fort Wayne, following a long illness. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis.
  He was born in Jay county and had resided in Bluffton a number of years before going to Fort Wayne. His marriage was to Susie Liby, who survives.
  Surviving besides the widow are two sons, Carl Eury, north of Bluffton, and Harold Eury, of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Mrs. Ethel Bert, near Fort Wayne, and three grandchildren. A sister-in-law, Mrs. Emma Liby, and a brother-in-law, Elias Liby, reside in Bluffton.
  The body was removed here to the Jahn funeral home.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Jahn funeral home in charge of Rev. J. Ulman Miller. Burial will be in the Zion cemetery, east of Bluffton.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XIX. No. 80.   Thursday, February 5, 1948   p. 1, col. 6.

concrete urn, evergreen bush with discarded cap from some monument underneath

[gravestone of Mildred Parrish] 220. Row 14, Marker 11:
Mildred D. dau of J.F. & A.M. PARRISH Died Dec 21, 1906 Aged 4m.9d.
[carved gray marble slab on concrete base]

gap of 1 or 2 lots

evergreen bush

[gravestone of James, Alverda, Jacen, Russel, Elizabeth, and James Parrish] 221. Row 14, Marker 12:
PARRISH James F. 1876-1959 Alverda M. 1883-1935
{Arvada spelling in published DAR reading}
[east side inscription]
Jacen N. 1909-1910 Russel L. 1916 Elizabeth M 1923 James R. 1926
Children of J.F & A.M. PARRISH
[west side inscription on red granite upright on red granite base on concrete footing]

James F. Parrish Is Taken By Death
Funeral Services Saturday Afternoon
  James F. Parrish, 82, lifelong resident of Adams county, died of a heart attack at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at his home in St. Mary's township, two miles south of Pleasant Mills. He had been ill since Nov. 2.
  He was born in Washington township Aug. 8, 1876, a son of Joseph and Nancy Smith-Parrish, and was a farmer in this county all his life. Active in Democratic party circles, he was a former precinct committeeman in Blue Creek township.
  He was married to Alverda May Dilling Oct. 18, 1901, and she died March 18, 1935. He then married Mrs. Margaret Dellinger May 17, 1941.
  Mr. Parrish was a member of the Willshire Methodist church.
  Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Henry B. and Lester R. Parrish of Fort Wayne and Robert J. Parrish of Ohio City, O.; three daughters, Mrs. Dwight (Mary) York of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Kenneth (Virginia) Dellinger of Willshire, and Mrs. Buster (Lucille) Blair of San Diego, Cal., three stepsons, the Rev. Lawrence Dellinger of Willshire, the Rev. Omar Dellinger of Burbank, Cal., and Kenneth Dellinger of Willshire; 19 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, John Parrish of Washington township, and one sister, Mrs. Maggie Essex of Alymra, Ark. Two daughters, three sons, four brothers and one sister are deceased.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Willshire Methodist church, the Rev. Lawrence Dellinger and the Rev. William D. Powers officiating. Burial will be in Zion cemetery near Honduras. Friends may call at the Zwick funeral home after 7 o'clock this evening. The body will lie in state at the church from 12:30 p. m. Saturday until the services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. LVII. No. 24.   Thursday, January 29, 1959.   p. 1, col. 4.

Last     First     Sex  Age  Date of Death  Place of Death  Book   Page
Parrish  Russel L  M    -    8 Mar 1916     Blue Creek Twp  H-24*  86
*H-County Health Office, Decatur
Index to Death Records, Adams County, 1882-1920 Inclusive, Compiled by Indiana Works Progress Administration, 1938

[gravestone of Golda Carpenter] 222. Row 14, Marker 13:
Golda M. dau. of J. & E. CARPENTER 1900-1908
[red granite block on concrete footing]

TO GREAT BEYOND
Eight-Year-Old Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Carpenter Dead
WAS ILL FOR WEEKS
And Died this Morning at Four O'Clock--Was Joy of Home
  After an illness of long duration, Goldie May, the eight-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Carpenter, of southwest of this city, died this morning at four o'clock after making a heroic fight against death. She was taken ill some time ago and her condition grew worse with the approach of each day, until the spirit took its flight to whence it came. The deceased is the daughter of Jesse Carpenter a prominent Washington township farmer and she was beloved by all who knew her. She had just reached the age when the parents considered her the joy of their home when the grim reaper called. The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at two o'clock and interment will be made in the Zion cemetery. Several Decatur people will attend the funeral as the Carpenters are well known here.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume VI. Number 99   Friday Evening, April 24, 1908.   p. 2, col. 5.

[gravestone of Emma and Jesse Carpenter] 223. Row 14, Marker 14:
CARPENTER Emma 1876-1924 Jesse 1872-1948
[red granite block on gray granite base on concrete footing]

BLOOD POISON CAUSES DEATH
Mrs. Jesse Carpenter Dies At Fort Wayne Hospital This Morning
  Mrs. Emma Estell Carpenter, age 47, a former resident of Adams county, died at the Methodist hospital in Fort Wayne at 2 o'clock this morning. Death was due to blood poisoning, which developed following a fractured ankle.
  Mrs. Carpenter fell from a step-lad[d]er while picking cherries at her home in Fort Wayne, last Friday morning. Her left ankle was fractured and the bones protruded from the flesh. She was removed to the hospital where the injury was dressed. Blood poisoning developed Sunday night, causing her death.
  Mrs. Carpenter was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Estell, and was born on a farm southwest of this city, October 27, 1876. She resided in this county until a year ago last April, when she and her family moved to Fort Wayne. Mrs. Carpenter was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Fort Wayne.
  The deceased is survived by her husband, Jesse Carpenter; eight children, Enoch, of Fort Wayne; Mrs. Millard Graham, of Cincinnati, Ohio; Harry, Levi, Martha, Naomi, Ralph and Mary, all at home; three brothers Daniel, of Garner, Arkansas, and William, of Cincinnati, Ohio; one sister Mrs. Martha Fugit, of southwest Decatur, and two grand children.
  Funeral services will be held from the residence, 1109 West Jefferson street, Fort Wayne, at 1:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon and from the Church of the Nazarene at 2 o'clock. The remains will be brought to the Zion cemetery southwest of Decatur for burial and the funeral party is expected to arrive at the cemetery about 4 o'clock. The Rev. Howard Paschal, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene, will have charge of the funeral services.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Volume XXII. Number 174.   Tuesday, July 22, 1924.   p. 1, col. 4.

Row 15:   (10 stones)


gap of 5 or so lots

[gravestone of Tiby Liby] 224. Row 15, Marker 1:
Tiby A. dau. of J. & C.A. LIBY Died Aug. 16. 1893 Aged 18Y. 6M. 24D.
[inscription on west side of column]
four lines of script on east side of base
[gray marble shaft and base on concrete base and footing]

Murder!
Is The Charge Against Jack
Roush.
The Death of Poor Tibbie Liby
Arouses the Indignation of
Neighbors.
Lynching of Roush is Diverted Only By
His Arrest, Officers Taking Him
From His Home Last Night.
Terrible Developments at the Inquest.
Monday's Daily.
"Jack Roush is arrested."
That has been the theme of conversation everywhere in the city today, the events which preceded his arrest only intensifying the interest in the affair. Since the death of the Liby girl the arrest has been hourly expected.
Last night Sheriff Dailey received word from Adams county to arrest Jack Roush, and hold him until the arrival of officers. Roush was found at his home, and although protesting his innocence accompanied the Sheriff to the county jail, where he remained until this morning. Then in charge of Constable Sam Diehl and the Sheriff of Adams county he was taken to Decatur for preliminary trial, Mock & Simmons being on the defense.
The arrest is the outcome of intense feeling on the part of neighbors near the Liby home. In fact it was the preventative of a lynching party, for the mob could only be pacified by some indication that poor Tibbie Liby's death would be avenged. They had every reason to believe that poison had been used to cover up a crime, and the inquest that followed added fuel to the flames of vengeance burning in their breasts. The story of the poor girl's death is very suspicious; the manner of her demise indicates that there had been
FOUL MEANS
used to shield another, and that the girl's own mother had been an accomplice in the matter. Tuesday evening Jack Roush had been seen at the Liby homestead, leaving in the morning. At two o'clock in the afternoon Tibbie was taken with strong convulsions, so violent that the strength of two men could not keep her from pulling out hands full of hair and lacerating her face with finger nails. After a night of agony, the victim died.
Friends and neighbors wanted an inquest, but strangely the mother objected, and the funeral took place Friday. But the matter did not, drop then; it only rested for a day, when interested parties summoned the coroner and held an inquest. About fifty persons accompanied that officer to the graveyard, and saw the
GRAVE OPENED.
A horrible sight presented itself to their gaze. The corpse had become bloated, had turned black, while with it in the casket was the body of a child which had been born in the grave. The stomach of the corpse was removed and sent to Ft. Wayne for analysis. The details of the inquest were bruited from person to person until the feeling against Roush and the mother of [t]he girl became almost uncontrollable, and it was made stronger by a report that Mrs. Liby had confessed that she had seen Roush throw a package over the fence while passing Wednesday morning, and that the deceased had picked it up. Another was circulated that the poison had been administered in candy. A mob was formed and they determined to visit this city to wreak vengeance upon Roush, but Diehl, the constable, pursuaded them to allow him to arrest Roush, and settle the matter in court. This was agreed upon and in obedience to it the sheriff of Adams county issued a warrant for the seizure of the suspected poisoner.
AT THE JAIL.
The prisoner was seen at the county bastile by a News reporter, but he refused to say a word in regard to the case. He seemed to realize that the charge against him was serious, and meant death or long imprisonment should he be convicted. The prisoners with him stated that Jack would not speak to them but paced up and down his cell all night.
Roush may or may not be convicted, but if his fate had been left to public opinion today, lynching would have been too good for him. The Adams county people seem to be satisfied with the arrest and no danger is apprehended at Decatur.
Bluffton Chronicle, Wednesday August 23, 1893, p. 1.

Kirkland Township Up In Arms.
  On last Wednesday Tibby Liby, a young woman of that township, died under peculiar circumstances. A short time before she had a young man by the names of Lyse (sic) arrested, charging him with being the father of her unborn child. But when she came to trial, she admitted to the falsity of the affidavit saying her mother and a man by the name Jack Roush, a huckster, who frequented their home, was the cause of her trouble. Roush was there to see her on Tuesday and Tuesday evening young Lize (sic) was there to see her. They talked matters over, the young man still saying he was willing and wanted to marry her, but did not want the child. On Wednesday she was taken violently ill and went into convulsions at once, in a short time medical assistance from Bluffton was secured at five o'clock. The doctor made a hasty examination, but failed to properly diagnose the case, while the patient continued to grow worse, being unconscious all the time. At 9 o'clock the doctor asked for help and by three o'clock a.m. another doctor was on the scene, but like the first was at his wits end when he examined the case. The girl still continued to grow worse until nine o'clock Thursday morning when death came to her relief. The friends laid her remains away in the Mt. Zion cemetery, Friday at 10 o'clock a.m. as they supposed until the great "Resurrection Day," but the neighbors feeling there was something mysterious about the young girl's death and burial, after a hasty consultation concluded to have the matter investigated. A committee was appointed who came to town and informed the coroner, who in company with the sheriff went to the graveyard where the remains lay. The body was soon exhumed, when a sight met their view, which to them had been unknown. The body of a new born babe lay there dead with its dead mother. The coroner removed the stomache (sic) of the dead girl and placed it in the hands of Chemist Smith, of Fort Wayne, for to have the contents analyzed. Sunday, Prosecuting Attorney Hartford and Sheriff Doak and other court officials went out to the home of the mother of the dead girl and interviewed the family. On there (sic) return Prosecutor Hartford filed an affidavit against Jack Roush, a citizen of Bluffton, Indiana, charging him with murder, and sent word to the sheriff of Wells county to arrest and hold him until the sheriff of of (sic) this county could get there to take charge of him. On Monday, Sheriff Doak went to Bluffton and brought Roush over to our jail on the afternoon train. In the meantime, a large number of men and women from the neighborhood where the deed was committed had come to town. Their threats were not loud but deep and came from those who were ready to act if they had a leader, but by some means they understood that the prisoner would be brought to the court house for a preliminary trial, but he, having secured the services of Mock & Simmons, of Bluffton, they had advised him to ask for time before he would have a hearing. The result was the sheriff hustled him off to jail before the men were aware of what had happened, thus giving him a good, long breathing spell. The case is set for Thursday, August 31st, when things may look blacker than they have for some time here.
  The evidence seems to be strong against the defendant, if what is told is true. It is said that some days ago, he went to Fort Wayne and is supposed that while there, the drug was bought that was the cause of her death. On Tuesday he was seen to give her a small package, about the size of a stick of candy. On Wednesday following, she was taken sick and on Thursday, died. It is supposed that her mother knows more than she has told, but for the sacredness that belongs to a mother it is hoped that the rumor is a false one.   Roush is a man just sixty-six years of age and has been a resident of Bluffton for some time past and has followed huckstering for a long time, making it a rule to get to the Liby home to stay over night, and in this way became intimate with the family, taking the girl with him to Bluffton, frequently and keeping her over night.
The Decatur Democrat.   VOLUME XXXVII. NUMBER 23.   Friday, Aug. 25, 1893.   p. 1, col. 5.

No Poison Found.
Ft. Wayne Sentinel
The Theory that the unfortunate Tibby Liby, reported to have been poisoned by Jack Roush, of Bluffton, has been proven to be groundless. Chemist Louis Schmidt has finished his examination of the stomach and contents and finds no evidences of corrosive poison. No evidence of tansy, ergot or other drugs given to produce an abortion, was found and it is quite likely that the young woman met her death from some other cause.
Bluffton Chronicle. Vol. 25, Number 7, Wednesday, August 30, 1893, p.4, col.6.

The Roush Trial.
About two hundred neighbors of Mrs. Liby, the mother of the dead girl, came to town today as witnesses and through curiousity. The preliminary was held this afternoon before Mayor Reed. Roush was brought down on the back streets to the city building about 2:30 this afternoon, and about 500 people collected there to hear the trial. Roush is respectable looking, with a gray beard, and if appearances go for anything, one would not think him guilty of such a beastly crime.
The mayor's office was crowded to its utmost capacity while about 300 or 400 people stood around the door and on the street. There seems to be great feeling against Roush by the neighbors in that vicinity and lynching is freely talked of. It is hardly expected that an attempt will be made, however, as very little was brought out at the preliminary. Roush was bound over to the circuit court and his bond was fixed at $1,000, which he thinks he can give. His trial will come off before Judge Heller very likely, during this term of court. - Thursday's Decatur News.
Bluffton Chronicle, Wednesday September 6, 1893, p. 1.

Circuit Court Proceedings.
The Adams Ciruit Court has been in session for two weeks past. The following is the work done during the time: [case not listed]
The Decatur Democrat. Vol.XXXVII., No.36. Friday, Nov. 24, 1893, p.8.

Circuit Court News April 18, 1894.
State cases are about closed up unless something new turns up....
[case not listed]
The Decatur Democrat. Vol.XXXVIII. No.5. Friday, April 20, 1894, p.8.

[gravestone of Frank Liby] 225. Row 15, Marker 2:
Wm. Frank LIBY 1864-1947
[pink granite slant on concrete footing]

William Frank Liby Is Taken By Death
Funeral Services Sunday Afternoon
  William Frank Liby, 82, of Eleventh street, a retired carpenter, died at 3:15 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Adams county memorial hospital after an illness of three weeks of infirmities.
  He was born in Ohio June 4, 1864, the son of Jonas and Catherine Funk (sic)-Liby, but had spent most of his life in Decatur.
  He had never married.
  Surviving are two brothers, Elias Liby of Bluffton and Grover Liby of Fort Wayne, and one sister, Mrs. Susie Eury of Fort Wayne. Two sisters and six brothers preceded him in death.
  Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Jahn funeral home in Bluffton, with the Rev. Matthew Worthman officiating. Burial will be in the Zion cemetery.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XLV. No. 26   Friday, January 31, 1947   p. 1, col. 3.

WILLIAM F. LIBY'S RITES HERE SUNDAY
  William Frank Liby, 82, of Decatur, died at 3:15 p.m. Thursday at the Adams county hospital, following an illness of three weeks. Death was due to infirmities of age.
  Mr. Liby, a retired carpenter, was born June 4, 1864, in Ohio a son of Jonas and Catherine Fulk Liby, moved to Adams county when he was a child and spent the remainder of his life in Adams county. He was never married.
  Surviving are two brothers, Elias, of Bluffton, and Grover, of Fort Wayne, and a sister, Mrs. Susie Eury, near Fort Wayne. Two sisters and six brothers are deceased.
  The body is at the Jahn funeral home, where funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, in charge of Rev. Matthew Worthman, pastor of the First Evangelical and Reformed church. Burial will be in the Zion cemetery.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XVIII. No. 76.   Friday, January 31, 1947   p. 1, col. 3.

[gravesite of Elias Liby] 226. Row 15, Marker 3:
Elias LIBY
[no gravestone]

Elias S. Liby, 80, Dies at Hospital
  Elias S. Liby, 80, who resided at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Emma Liby, at 627 West Market street, died at 10:30 Tues- day evening at the Wells county hospital.  He had been ill one week and death was attributed to pneumonia.
  The decedent was born Nov. 1873 in Adams county to Jonas and Catherine Fulk Liby. He was never married. He was a member of the former Christian Union church in Kirkland township.
  Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Susie Eury, of Miami, Fla., and a brother, Grover Liby, of Fort Wayne. Eight brothers and two sisters are deceased.
  The body has been removed to the Jahn funeral home where friends may call after 5 o'clock this afternoon.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Zion cemetery in Kirkland township.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XX No. 290   Wednesday, October 11, 1950   p. 1, col. 5.

gap of 2 or 3 lots

[gravestone of Ora and Jennie Hoffman] 226. Row 15, Marker 4:
Ora W HOFFMAN Died Mar 9, 1892 Aged 1 day
[south side inscription]
Jennie M. HOFFMAN Died Nov. 21, 1891 Aged 11y 3d.
[north side inscription on chisel shaped gray marble upright and base on concrete base]

peony bush

[gravestone of Eliza Hoffman] 227. Row 15, Marker 5:
Eliza wife of P.D. HOFFMAN 1858-1923
[red granite block on concrete footing]

[gravestone of unknown Hoffman] 228. Row 15, Marker 6:
HOFFMAN
[chisel shaped gray marble shaft and base on concrete base and footing]

gap of 1 or 2 lots

[gravestone of Frederick, Debbie, and Lucinda Shank] 229. Row 15, Marker 7:
Frederick SHANK
{d. November 24, 1900, Age 66 y. 9m. 15 d., from published DAR reading}
Debbie SHANK Died Aug. 23, 1883 Aged 12 y. 3 m. 19 d.
Lucinda SHANK Died May 5, 1881 Agd 6 y. 11m. 26d.
[north side inscription on white marble shaft and base on concrete base and footing]
Frederick Shank married Mary Grim?

peony bush

grassy driveway ends at westside chainlink fence

gap of 3 or 4 lots

[gravestone of Charles and Chauncey Zerkel] 230. Row 15, Marker 8:
ZERKEL Charles A. 1888-1906 Chauncey E. 1886-1907
[polished front and top on red granite vertical on gray granite base on concrete footing]

[gravestone of Effie and Paul Stoutenberry] 231. Row 15, Marker 9:
STOUTENBERRY Effie M. 1869-1921 Paul Q. 1876-1952
[red granite slant on concrete footing]

Paul Stoutenberry Dies Thursday Night
  Paul Stoutenberry, 76, of Bluffton, a former Adams county resident, died at 11:10 o'clock Thursday night at the St. Joseph hospital in Fort Wayne. Survivors include one son, Vernon Stoutenberry of Decatur; four daughters Mrs. Velma Harris and Mrs. Winifred Yarger of Bluffton, Mrs. Georgia Crites of Lima, O., and Miss Gretchen Stoutenberry of Fort Wayne; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Jahn funeral home in Bluffton, with burial in Zion cemetery at Honduras.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. L. No. 81.   Friday, April 4, 1952.   p. 1, col. 5.

Paul Stoutenberry Dies at Hospital
  Paul Stoutenberry, 76, of 709 West Wiley avenue, died at 11:10 Thursday night at the St. Joseph hospital in Fort Wayne. He had been ill for six months and death was attributed to complications.
  The decedent was born July 6, 1875 to Jacob and Mary Neff Stoutenberry. His marriage to Effie Houck took place in 1896 in Adams county. She died in 1922.
  Mr. Stoutenberry had been a resident of Bluffton 41 years and was a retired worker at the Red Cross factory.
  Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Fred Harris, of this city, Mrs. Winifred Yarger, of Bluffton, Ms. George Crites, of Lima, O., and Miss Gretchen Stoutenberry, of Fort Wayne; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A son, Vernon, two brothers and two sisters are deceased.
  The body was removed to the Jahn funeral home where friends may call after 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon.
  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Sunday afternoon at the funeral home with Rev. Matthew Worthman officiating. Burial will be in the Zion cemetery in Kirkland township.
Bluffton News-Banner   Vol. XXII No. 131   Friday, April 4, 1952   p. 1, col. 6.

MRS. PAUL STOUTENBERRY DIED OF CANCER
HUSBAND AND FIVE CHILDREN SURVIVE--THE FUNERAL MONDAY.
  Mrs. Paul Stoutenberry died of cancer at 1:30 o'clock this morning at her home, 621 West South street, following illness extending over five years.
  Born in Adams County, May 13, 1868, she was the daughter of Henry Hauck and Mrs. Nancy Krank Hauck, and at the time of death had attained the age of 53 years, 4 months and 17 days. Her marriage as Miss Effa M. Hauck to Mr. Stoutenberry took place Oct. 23, 1895.
  Besides the husband surviving are five children: Mrs. Fred Harris, Winifred, Vernon, Georgia and Gretchen Stoutenberry. George Hauck is a brother and Mrs. Louis Sovine, a sister.
  Funeral services will be held at Honduras at 10:30 o'clock Monday, with burial in the Zion cemetery. Rev. Paine will be in charge.
Bluffton Evening News   Thirtieth Year, No. 1.   Saturday, October 1, 1921   p. 1, col. 4.

gap of 3 or 4 lots

[gravestone of Drusilla Parrish] 232. Row 15, Marker 10:
Mother Drusilla PARRISH 1885-1911
[concrete slant on concrete base]

MRS. ORDEN PARRISH CALLED BY DEATH
WIFE OF FORMER LOCAL BARBER DEAD NEAR MONROE, ADAMS COUNTY.
  "Drucilla Catherine Parish, wife of Orden Parrish, passed away at the home of her father, Geo. H. Martz, east of Monroe, Tuesday evening at 6:15 o'clock. The cause of death was blood poisoning and pneumonia. Mrs. Parrish was born in Monroe township Adams county, March 26, 1886, and at death was 25 years, 4 months and 19 days old. All her life was spent in the vicinity where she died. To Mr. and Mrs. Parrish six children were born, four of whom preceded the mother in death. One infant was buried only about one week ago.
  "The funeral will be held Friday morning at 10 o'clock from the Valley church east of Monroe. The place of burial had not been definitely settled this morning."--Decatur times.
  Mr. and Mrs. Parrish resided in Bluffton for some time. He owned and operated the barber shop under the McFarren clothing store which is now the property of James Johnston.
  They left Bluffton some four years ago but they are well remembered by friends which they acquired during their residence here, who will be extremely sorry to hear of Mrs. Parrish's death. During their residence here they resided on Oak street near Wiley Avenue.
Bluffton, Indiana: The Evening News.   Nineteenth Year, No. 172.   Thursday, August 17, 1911.   p. 2, col. 2.

evergreen tree/bush being uprooted leaning between stones

[gravestone of Orden Parrish] 234. Row 15, Marker 11:
Father Orden M PARRISH 1882-1935
[gray granite block]

ORTEN PARRISH DIES TUESDAY
Adams County Native Dies Tuesday Morning At Fort Wayne
  Orten M. Parrish, 53, native of Adams county, died Tuesday morning at the St. Joseph hospital in Fort Wayne after a brief illness. He had made his home in Fort Wayne for the past 20 years and was a barber by trade.
  The deceased was born in Adams county February 21, 1882, a son of Joseph and Nancy Parrish. He was first married to Druzilla Martz, who died in 1912. He later married Laura Donges, who survives. Also surviving are two children by the first marriage, Mrs. Garnet Smith and George Parrish, Los Angeles, Cal.; two sons by the second marriage, Jesse and Verniss Parrish, both of Fort Wayne; one sister, Mrs. Maggie Essex, Dewitt, Ark.; and four brothers, John, Oza and James Parrish, all of Adams county and Herb Parrish, Fort Wayne.
  The funeral cortege will leave the residence in Fort Wayne at 1:45 o'clock and funeral services will be held in the Monroe Methodist church at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon.
  Rev. Howard Paschal of the Old Time Gospel Religion Tabernacle of Fort Wayne will be in charge. Burial will be made in the Zion cemetery at Honduras.
  The body was removed from the Lobenstein funeral home to the Herb Parrish home, 905 Crescent avenue, Fort Wayne, this afternoon.
Decatur Daily Democrat   Vol. XXXIII. No. 281.   Wednesday, November 27, 1935.   p. 1, col. 3.

large evergreen/bush with roots cut

[end of reading]




INDEX


zc0305 BABCOCK Charles E. 1889 - 1970
zc0306 BABCOCK Mary E. 1854 - 1940
zc0306 BABCOCK Isaac L. 1856 - 1930
zc0306 BABCOCK Roy 1891 - 1896
zc0307 BABCOCK Roy Otto 1891 - 1896
zc1201 BAINE Nicholas 1778 - 1878
zc1009 BAUM Lucy 1831 - 1880
zc1010 BAUM Catherine 1865 - 1889
zc0401 BAUMGARTNER Josephine M 1895 - 1993
zc0402 BAUMGARTNER Wilson 1916 - 1924
zc1013 BELL Maggie May 1873 - 1875
zc0704 BENNETT Nancy 1811 - 1876
zc0517 BENTZ Harold A. 1910 - 1910
zc1204 BENTZ Rudolph 1833 - 1899
zc1205 BENTZ Edward 1871 - 1934
zc1014 BOLLINGER Mary E. 1872 - 1936
zc0413 BOWMAN Aline 1833 - 1915
zc0413 BOWMAN Gideon Died Aug. 25, 1896? Aged 71Y.
zc0523 BOWMAN Harvey A. 1902 - 1929
zc0525 BOWMAN Isaac 1853 - 1919
zc0526 BOWMAN Dau. Feb. 14, 1912
zc0527 BOWMAN Anna 1862 - 1892
zc1406 BREINER Arta E 1864 - 1942
zc1406 BREINER William L 1859 - 1942
zc1407 BREINER Lois M 1891 - 1906
zc1408 BREINER David Born 18__ Died 187(?) Aged 43 yrs
zc1305 BRENNEMAN Early C. 1887 - 1887
zc1305 BRENNEMAN Della M. Died Oct 1 (or 4?) 1887 Aged 19 y 4m 24 d
zc0510 BRUNNER May __31 - 1931
zc0612 BURKET John 1837 - 1931
zc0612 BURKET Catherine 1842 - 1906
zc0613 BURKET Archie 1868 - 1890
zc0615 BURKET Elmer S. 1880 - 1881
zc0516 BURKHEAD William E. 1877 - 1881
zc0412 CAPTAIN Samuel L. 1895 - 1895
zc0618 CARLS Viola Dilling 1889 - 1978
zc0701 CARPENTER boy 1897 - 1898
zc0702 CARPENTER John J. 1828 - 1893
zc0702 CARPENTER Susan 1833 - 1915
zc0713 CARPENTER Metelly 1861 - 1887
zc0713 CARPENTER Susa May 1886 - 1886
zc1413 CARPENTER Golda M. 1900 - 1908
zc1414 CARPENTER Emma 1876 - 1924
zc1414 CARPENTER Jesse 1872 - 1948
zc1117 CHRIST Barbara 1814 - 1884
zc1015 CLINE Jacob 1813 - 1872
zc1015 CLINE Mary 1815 - 1890
zc1016 CLINE Levi 1841 - 1867
zc1017 CLINE Grover C.
zc1017 CLINE Charles H.
zc1018 CLINE William 1850 - 1935
zc1018 CLINE Jennie 1846 - 1921
zc0507 COFFELT Mary E. 1891 - 1892
zc1115 CRONK Margaret c.1792 - 1873
zc0204 CRUM David 1854 - 1929
zc0205 CRUM James M. 1861 - 1933
zc0205 CRUM Jefferson G. 1859 - 1946
zc0603 CRUM Homer P. 1879 - 1945
zc0603 CRUM Hattie E. 1881 - 1940
zc0603 CRUM Alonzo E. 1902 - 1911
zc1011 CRUM Daniel 1822 - 1863
zc1011 CRUM Elizabeth 1829 - 1892
zc1012 CRUM Emma 1854 - 1936
zc1012 CRUM Frank 1852 - 1916
zc1021 DETLINGER Vera M. 1898 - 1898
zc0213 DIEHL Mary M. 1854 - 1912
zc0213 DIEHL Henry T. 1850 - 1932
zc0214 DIEHL Victor D. 1913 - 1914
zc0215 DIEHL Melvin 1891 - 1934
zc0215 DIEHL Lovina 1891 - 1987
zc0407 DIEHL Hannah 1820 - 1891
zc0901 DIEHL Nancy 1825 - 1897
zc0901 DIEHL Lucy E 1846 - 1886(?)
zc1102 DIEHL Lucinda 1845 - 1875
zc1112 DIEHL William 1806 - 1875
zc1112 DIEHL Eliza 1810 - 1872
zc1113 DIEHL Catharine 1803 - 1870
zc0616 DILLING Cynthia D? 1881 - 1881
zc0617 DILLING Henry J 1856 - 1905
zc0617 DILLING Mary S. 1862 - 1942
zc1218 EHLE William 1858 - 1874
zc0624 ELZEY Clarence 1887 - 1888
zc1310 ERHARD Hannah F. 1832 - 1924
zc0601 ESTELL Charles L. 1874 - 1954
zc0601 ESTELL Eva E. 1878 - 1942
zc1409 EURY Esther Irean 1905 - 1905
zc1410 EURY Aaron A. 1873 - 1948
zc1410 EURY Susie S. 1881 - 1968
zc0210 FRANCE Elizabeth 1845 - 1902
zc0801 FULK Frederick infant Died June 13, 1913
zc0802 FULK Harold infant Died Apr. 12, 1903
zc0804 FULK Emma 1849 - 1902
zc0804 FULK William F. 1841 - 1916
zc0805 FULK Louis P 1881 - 1943
zc0806 FULK Charles A. 1872 - 1880
zc0813 GALBREATH Henry 1816 - 1893
zc0813 GALBREITH Sarah A. 1850 - 1884
zc0620 HAHNERT Frederick 1832 - 1917
zc0623 HAHNERT Catherine 1848 - 1925
zc0216 HARSHBARGER LIBY Neva 1924 - 1992
zc0411 HARTMAN Della J. 1873 - 1903
zc1019 ___ of HARTMAN Died __ ___
zc1020 HARTMAN Benjamin F. 1849 - 1919
zc1020 HARTMAN Sarah L. 1849 - 1895
zc0607 HELLER Lucy SCHERRY 1889 - 1909
zc0202 HELMRICH Christian 1865 - 1930
zc0202 HELMRICH Ella N. 1872 - 1942
zc0518 HIGH Hibbard H. 1894 - 1952
zc0518 HIGH Ruth F. 1891 - 1971
zc0519 HIGH Richard 1917 - 1928
zc1211 HILGE Laura 1858 - 1892
zc1211 HILGE Henry 1852 - 1935
zc0809 HOCKER Rachel 1858 - 1895
zc0809 HOCKER Samuel H. 1854 - 1932
zc0102 HOFFMAN Lela M. 1892 - 1974
zc0102 HOFFMAN Martin L. 1892 - 1975
zc0206 HOFFMAN Virginia
zc0206 HOFFMAN Richard
zc0206 HOFFMAN Robert 1920 - 1920
zc0207 HOFFMAN Clara E. 1893 - 1967
zc0208 HOFFMAN Lucy A. 1867 - 1946
zc0208 HOFFMAN Jonas D. 1861 - 1942
zc0209 HOFFMAN Sarah J. 1899 - 1900
zc0812 HOFFMAN Louis D. 1857 - 1888
zc1001 HOFFMAN Jennie 1852 - 1883
zc1002 HOFFMAN Henry 1875 - 1875
zc1002 HOFFMAN Dora May 1880 - 1880
zc1002 HOFFMAN Libby 1883 - 1883
zc1002 HOFFMAN Lydia 1883 - 1883
zc1504 HOFFMAN Ora W 1892 - 1892
zc1504 HOFFMAN Jennie M. 1880 - 1891
zc1505 HOFFMAN Eliza 1858 - 1923
zc1506 HOFFMAN unknown
zc0609 HOUCK George M.T. 1849 - 1928
zc0609 HOUCK Mary D. 1854 - 1919
zc0610 HOUCK Patrick Stephen 1944 - 1944
zc0706 HOUCK Martha F. 1874 - 1875
zc0706 HOUCK Anna A.
zc0706 HOUCK Mary M. 1878
zc0706 HOUCK Teressa 1873 - 1879
zc0706 HOUCK Clayton A. 1893 - 1894
zc1116 HOUCK Henry 1821 - 1897
zc1116 HOUCK Nancy 1829 - 1892
zc0211 HOWER Harry B. 1875 - 1957
zc0211 HOWER Blanche 1883 - 1930
zc0211 HOWER Alice 1917 - 1932
zc0212 HOWER Inez May 1901 - 1902
zc0212 HOWER Dora B.
zc0509 HOWER Ada 1892
zc0511 HOWER infant boy Hower
zc0512 HOWER Raymond 1897 - 1917
zc0513 HOWER B.F. 1859 - 1926
zc0513 HOWER Susan 1857 - 1921
zc1401 HOWER Martin V. 1852 - 1885
zc1402 HOWER Sarah E. 1876 - 1941
zc0520 JAHN Lawrence E. 1888 - 1889
zc0707 JAHN Nichal 1813 - 1899
zc0707 JAHN Sophie ____ unbot Jahn geb 1 Aib 1815
zc0402 JOHNSON Mary E. 1914 - 1944
zc0602 JOHNSON Perry S. 1841 - 1921
zc0803 JOHNSON Mary A. 1852 - 1920
zc0611 JONES John Paul 1810 - 1882
zc0812 KIDD Dora 1860 - 1934
zc0915 KISTLER Stephen 1831 - 1910
zc0915 KISTLER Mary 1832 - 1900
zc0406 LAMBERT Emma A. 1895 - 1895
zc1202 LeBRUN Ezra 1856 - 1886
zc1203 LeBRUN Augusto 1818 - 1890
zc1301 LeBRUN William F. Died Mar 8 18__ (corner in ground)... y. 3m. 5d.
zc1302 LeBRUN Dayton A. Died Oct 27, 1876 Aged ...
zc0622 LEE Infant Son Jan. 9, 1889
zc0216 LIBY Neva HARSHBARGER 1924 - 1992
zc0216 LIBY Homer L. 1905 - 1961
zc0216 LIBY Mary G. OGG 1897 - 1934
zc0905 LIBY
zc0906 LIBY
zc0907 LIBY
zc0908 LIBY Mary E 1848 - 1896
zc0909 LIBY David 1840 - 1913
zc0917 LIBY Adam P. 1871 - 1925
zc0917 LIBY Malena 1881 - 1947
zc0918 LIBY Laura E 1903
zc1212 LIBY Carrie E 1886 - 1963
zc1212 LIBY Grover C 1884 - 1951
zc1213 unknown
zc1214 unknown
zc1215 LIBY Semor F. 1885 - 1898
zc1216 LIBY Catherine 1845 - 1921
zc1216 LIBY Jonas 1838 - 1885
zc1217 LIBY Rosa 1879 - 1889
zc1501 LIBY Tiby A. 1875 - 1893
zc1502 LIBY Wm. Frank 1864 - 1947
zc1503 LIBY Elias 1870 - 1950
zc0910 LONGENBERGER Giedon 1835 - 1929
zc0911 LONGENBERGER Louisa 1841 - 1918
zc0912 LONGENBERGER George 1863 - 1896
zc0913 LONGENBERGER Infant son 1873 - 1873
zc0913 LONGENBARGER Emma C. 1877 - 1880
zc0919 MANLEY Harry L. 1906 - 1986
zc0919 MANLEY Helen E 1906 - 1935
zc0619 MESSMER Mary J. 1865 - 1904
zc0212 MYERS Cora B.
zc0709 MYERS Mary E. 1875 - 1879
zc0710 MYERS Lucinda A. 1885 - 1904
zc0711 MYERS Asa C. 1893 - 1910
zc0712 MYERS John C 1847 - 1927
zc0712 MYERS Ellen 1852 - 1907
zc1403 MYERS Sarah E. 1878 - 1911
zc0406 NELSON George 1855 - 1887
zc0406 NELSON Anna 1858 - 1900
zc0406 NELSON Eliza C.E. 1887 - 1888
zc0524 NOFFSINGER Mary 1898 - 1923
zc0216 OGG LIBY Mary G. 1897 - 1934
zc0514 PARRISH Lola B. 1886 - 1980
zc0514 PARRISH Hervey S. 1886 - 1945
zc0808 PARRISH Nancy F. 1904 - 1919
zc0808 PARRISH Erma A. 1896 - 1916
zc0808 PARRISH Sarah E. 1875 - 1902
zc0902 PARRISH Bessie 1884 - 1969
zc0902 PARRISH Josiah O. 1879 - 1957
zc0903 PARRISH Daise E. 1884 - 1922
zc1101 PARRISH Nancy J. 1846 - 1928
zc1101 PARRISH Joseph L. 1842 - 1899
zc1101 PARRISH Liza M. 1881 - 1882
zc1411 PARRISH Mildred D. 1906 - 1906
zc1412 PARRISH James F. 1876 - 1959
zc1412 PARRISH Alverda M. 1883 - 1935
zc1412 PARRISH Jacen N. 1909 - 1910
zc1412 PARRISH Russel L. 1916
zc1412 PARRISH Elizabeth M 1923
zc1412 PARRISH James R. 1926
zc1510 PARRISH Drusilla 1885 - 1911
zc1511 PARRISH Orden M 1882 - 1935
zc1219 PEASE Adam 1793 - 1875
zc1220 PEASE Mary V. 1842 - 1920
zc1220 PEASE Elijah 1837 - 1922
zc1303 PEASE Francis M 1875 - 1895
zc1304 PEASE Stephen 1873 - 1876
zc1304 PEASE James S. 1877 - 1877
zc1304 PEASE Elmore E. 1854 - 1863
zc1403 PEASE Sarah E. 1878 - 1911
zc1404 PEASE Adam 1838 - 1921
zc1404 PEASE Eliza 1844 - 1919
zc1405 PEASE Rheua B. 1873 - 1895
zc1307 unknown _____ Died May 11, 1879? Age 16 y 7 m 11 d(?)
zc1307 RENBOTTOM Franklin E. 1870 - 1884
zc1307 RANDSBOTTOM William R ...
zc1309 RANSBOTTOM Mary J. 1837 - 1910
zc0308 REINHARD Adolph 1879 - 1976
zc0309 REINHARD Andrew 1841 - 1924
zc0309 REINHARD Rosena 1837 - 1897
zc1103 RITCHEY Adam K. 1836 - 1920
zc1103 RITCHEY Manda E. 1842 - 1878
zc0625 RITTER Margaret E. 1918 - 2000
zc0625 RITTER James H. 1911 - 1981
zc0916 ROSS Cathy Ann 1961 - 1961
zc1207 SAUTBINE Isaac 1836 - 1902
zc1207 SAUTBINE Lucinda 1843 - 1907
zc1208 unknown
zc1209 SAUTBINE Phillip O. 1878 - 1910
zc1210 SAUTBINE Roy 1883 - 1968
zc0604 SHERY Daniel 1853 - 1888
zc0605 SHERY Fred C. 1877 - 1881
zc0606 SHERY Martin S. 1887 - 1887
zc0607 SCHERRY Lucy HELLER 1889 - 1909
zc0608 SCHERRY Jacob 1852 - 1929
zc0608 SCHERRY Carrie 1860 - 1933
zc0203 SEESENGUTH Arnold 1880 - 1959
zc0522 SEESENGUTH Paul L. 1884 - 1934
zc0522 SEESENGUTH Clara 1888 - 1963
zc1507 SHANK Frederick 1834 - 1900
zc1507 SHANK Debbie 1871 - 1883
zc1507 SHANK Lucinda 1874 - 1881
zc1221 SMITH Jesse 1815 - 1884
zc1221 SMITH James M. 1858 - 1884
zc1221 SMITH Eliza 1815 - 1889
zc0408 SOVINE David L. 1851 - 1931
zc0408 SOVINE Alice 1851 - 1924
zc0408 SOVINE Jessie 1883 - 1919
zc0409 SOVINE Corwin D. 1902 - 1902
zc0410 SOVINE Oto Died Nov 16, 18__ Aged 4y 1m 12d.
zc0501 SOVINE Leona 1920 - 1921
zc0502 SOVINE Ida 1898 - 1925
zc0503 SOVINE Amos 1885 - 1968
zc0302 STEPLER John 1834 - 1912
zc0302 STEPLER Elizabeth 1843 - 1920
zc0303 STEPLER John 1874 - 1900
zc0304 STEPLER girl
zc0304 STEPLER John J. c.1885 - 1895
zc0914 STONEBURNER Stephen 1875 - 1878
zc0528 STOUTENBERRY Lloyd 1895 - 1933
zc0528 STOUTENBERRY John D. 1870 - 1933
zc0528 STOUTENBERRY Rosella 1871 - 1960
zc0528 STOUTENBERRY Raymond 1892 - 1971
zc1509 STOUTENBERRY Effie M. 1869 - 1921
zc1509 STOUTENBERRY Paul Q. 1876 - 1952
zc0405 SUDDUTH Harrison 1841 - 1908
zc0505 SUDDUTH Albert M. 1882 - 1971
zc0505 SUDDUTH Mary E. 1880 - 1942
zc0506 SUDDUTH Samuel D. E. 1880 - 1901
zc0508 SUDDUTH Harrison 1841 - 1908
zc0508 SUDDUTH Hanna 1847 - 1926
zc0201 THOMAS Harman 1865 - 1929
zc1306 THOMAS _____ Died Jan 11 1879(?) Aged __Y (22?) M 10 D
zc1308 THOMAS Emma 1869 - 1893
zc0515 unknown
zc0614 unknown
zc0703 unknown child
zc0705 unknown
zc0708 unknown
zc0807 Minerva wife of ... Died Oct. 10, 1877 Aged 6?5Yrs. 3ms. & 29Ds.
zc1003 Dora May
zc1004 unknown
zc1005 unknown Father
zc1006 unknown Mother
zc1104 unknown
zc1105 unknown
zc1107 unknown
zc1111 unknown
zc1114 unknown
zc1206 unknown
zc1213 unknown
zc0504 WAGNER Mildred E 1922 - ____
zc0504 WAGNER Charles R. 1918 - 1996
zc0521 WALTER John A 1822 - 1891
zc0521 WALTER Catherine 1812 - 1892
zc1007 WALTER Albert 1844 - 1927
zc1007 WALTER Augusta 1852 - 1899
zc1007 WALTER Minnie J. 1880 - 1899
zc1008 WALTER Lillian
zc0301 WOLFE Joseph 1860 - 1932
zc0301 WOLFE Artimissa 1861 - 1948
zc0403 WOLFE Charles A. 1882 - 1960
zc0403 WOLFE Verna 1886 - 1971
zc0810 YAGER Mary E. 1916 - 1925
zc0811 YAGER Floyd H. 1898 - 1899
zc0904 YAGER Nikolas 1810 - 1879
zc0904 YAGER Amily 1818 - 1895
zc1107 YAGER Brada E 1885 - 1885
zc1108 YAGER Nellie C. 1888 - 1888
zc1110 YAGER Edward 1861 - 1891
zc0310 YAKE Wilhelmina 1849 - 1906
zc0310 YAKE Gottlieb 1819 - 1897
zc0101 ZAUFF William F. 1904 - 1978
zc0404 ZAUGG Phillip 1865 - 1936
zc0404 ZAUGG Margaret 1876 - 1917
zc0404 ZAUGG Rosa 1865 - 1947
zc1508 ZERKEL Charles A. 1888 - 1906
zc1508 ZERKEL Chauncey E. 1886 - 1907





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