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Dubois County, Indiana
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Date: 1881-09-14; Paper: Indianapolis Sentinel
Jasper, Ind. Sept. 13- Jonas Lehrburger, of the firm Lehrburger, Kohn & Co. of this place, died yesterday evening at the residence of his partner Mr. Kohn. He came on a visit to this place on Saturday and in the night was taken sick. medical aid was called in, but he lingered but a few hours. he had a large store in Haysville, this county, his place of residence, and also one at Portersville. He was the Trustee of Harbison township, in fact one of the best business men in the County, none standing higher in the estimation of the citizens than he. His remains were taken today to Haysville, and on tomorrow will be taken to Cincinnati for interment.

Date: 1879-09-17; Paper: Indianapolis Sentinel
Jasper Ind. Sept 16- Willie Schitter, a boy 17 years old, and a member of the "Silver Star" club of this town, while playing a game with the "Patokas", of the same place, was struck with the ball in the temple, thrown from the pitcher to third baseman while Schitter was running from second to third base, from the effects of which he died this morning at 7 o'clock. he will be interred at the Catholic Cemetery tomorrow. He was beloved by all who knew him. No blame rests on the pitcher or any one.

Deceased Name: MORTICIAN, CIVIC LEADER KENNETH ALEXANDER DIES
Kenneth Glezen Alexander, chairman of the board of Alexander Funeral Homes Inc., and a leading civic leader, died at 10:35 p.m. Wednesday at Holiday Health Care of cancer. He was 78.
A mortician for more than 50 years, Alexander had served as president of morticians' associations on local, state, regional, national and international levels.
Kenneth Alexander's late grandfather, Isaac Alexander, founded Alexander Funeral Home in January 1880 in Dubois County, Ind.
Alvah Alexander, Kenneth's late father, moved the business to Evansville in 1921 as part of the old McCord and Alexander Funeral Home at St. Joseph Avenue and West Franklin Street. The father 12 years later founded the West Chapel at 2100 W. Illinois St.
The Alexanders in 1961 purchased Lowe Colonial Chapel at 2115 Lincoln Ave. and turned it into the East Chapel. Their North Chapel at 4200 Stringtown Road was constructed and opened in 1979.
Thornton Patberg, University of Evansville vice president for planned giving and community relations, remembered Alexander as a "very warm and compassionate person who was concerned about others' needs."
"A former trustee of the UE, he always was good to the university and to such other programs as the Evansville Rescue Mission."
Civic groups he was involved in included the West Side Nut Club, Downtown Optimist Club, YMCA, United Fund, the Evansville Rescue Mission and the American Red Cross. He served on the board of directors at Deaconess Hospital for many years, and also had been a director of the Evansville Chamber of Commerce and Evansville Federal Savings and Loan Association.
He was a member of the Evansville Country Club, Evansville Kennel Club, the Petroleum Club, and a past campaign chairman of the Vanderburgh Chapter of the American Cancer Society.
He recently was president of the Vanderburgh County Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.
He also belonged to Simpson United Methodist Church, Evansville Masonic Lodge No. 64, Scottish and York Rites and Hadi Temple Shrine.
In 1937, he was one of 27 U.S. DeMolays to make a pilgrimage to Molay, France, birthplace of the organization.
He attended Reitz High School, Evansville College and the Indiana College of Mortuary Science.
Surviving are his wife of 54 years, the former Barbara Baugh; a son, Thomas A. Alexander of Evansville; a daughter, Kay Clark of Seattle; a sister, Georgetta Miller of Henderson, Ky.; six grandchildren, Matthew T. Alexander, Andrew D. Alexander, Carrie S. Hatchett and Jonathan K. Alexander, all of Evansville, and Christina Clark and Brian Clark of Seattle; and a great- grandson.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Alexander Funeral Home East Chapel, the Revs. John L. Hopkins and Joe L. Mitchell officiating, with entombment in Alexander Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Alexander West Chapel and from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Alexander East Chapel, where Masonic services will be at 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity.
Edition: Final Page: A6  Evansville Courier & Press (IN) - July 7, 1995
Contributed by Erica Beatty


Ray Milburn, 41 Native of Jasper, Dies at Capital
Raymond P. Milburn, formerly a resident of Jasper, died at his home in Indianapolis Monday as the result of a heart attack, at the age of 41. Mr. Milburn was born in Jasper, and was a graduate of the public and high schools. Later he attended Indiana University. At the time of his death he was state manager of the Trane Company, a heating and ventilating firm;
He was a son of Richard M. Milburn, who died in 1916 while serving as attorney general of Indiana.
He is survived toy his wife, the former Miss Norine Carmichael, to whom he was married in 1918; a daughter, Miss Nancy Milburn; three brothers, Col. Frani Milburn of Fort Leavenworth, Kansasf, and Don and Harold Milburn. of Indianapolis; a sister, Mrs. Norma Jennings, of Fort Benning, Ga.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in the Hisey & Titus funeral home, followed by burial at Clear Creek.
The Jasper Herald May 14 1937

MRS. FRANCES KARLEN DIED AT LOUISVILLE YESTERDAY
Mrs. Finances Karlen, wife of George Kurlen, died at her home in Louisville at 2 o'clock Thursday morning at the age of 57.
Deceased was born at Celestine, the daughter of Ben and Mary Ann Gehlhausen. She had lived in Louisville since moving there thirty years ago.
Besides her husband she is survived by two brothers, Andrew and William Gehlhausen of Jasper; five sisters, Mrs. Joseph Buechlein and Mrs. Jos. A. Eckert of this city, Mrs. Simon Schmitt, Mrs. Louis Schnell and Mrs. Joseph Fromme of Louisville.
Funeral services will be held Saturday morning in St. Peter's church, Louisville.
The Jasper Herald May 14 1937

J.B. Thompson, Father of Legislator Succombs
Seymour, Ind. Jan 5 J.B. Thompson, land owner and farmer of nearby Cortland, father of State Representative, J. Ralph Thompson, died at his home tonight. Three other sons and daughter also survive.
The Indianapolis Star Friday January 6, 1939



Huntingburg Boy Taken By Death At The Age Of 10
Hlibert Schwartz, Jr., 10-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Hilbert Schwartz of R. 2, Ferdinand, died at 3:30 Sunday morning at his home following an illness of about seven years.
Hiibert suffered from a heart condition and about two months ago underwent open heart surgery at Riley Hospital in Indianapolis.
He was born March 6. 1952, in Huntingburg  to Herbert and Armilla Petry Schwartz. Surviving besides his parents are two brothers. Marvin and Ronald; a sister, Clarissa Mae; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs, Herbert Schwartz of Huntingburg; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Petry ol Huntingburg; great-grandmother, Mrs. Clem Brinkman of Huntingburg. A sister. Kathleen, preceded him in death last September.
Friends may call at the Schmutzler Funeral Home in Huntingburg. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 8 a. m. in St. Mary's Church in Huntinbourg with burial In the church cemetery.
The Dubois County Daily Herald May 7, 1962

Name of Deceased: Strain, A. J., Rev.
Obit: NADLS 11 Feb 1873 p4 c3: Rev. A. J. Strain, Cumberland preacher, and for many years school examiner of Dubois county, died very suddenly on Sunday morning of heart disease.
County Name: Dubois State: IN
Newspaper: New Albany Daily Ledger Standard
Submitters Name: spc

MRS. ANTONIA KOERNER
HUNTINGBURG.   Dec.   24.— (Special)—Funeral services for Mrs. Antonia Koerner, 80. widow of former Mayor August H. Koerner, who died yesterday   afternoon   at   her   home here, will be held at 1:30 o'clock: Monday afternoon at the home. The Rev. J. C. Kilnseberger of Shelbyville, former pastor of Salcm Evangelical and  Reformed  church here, will be in charge.
The Woman's Relief corps will have; charge of brief rites at the grave in Fairmount cemetery.
The Evansville Courier December 25, 1937

HUNTINGBURG.    Dec,    24.—(Special)—John   Koch,  85  lifelong resident of Dubois county, died today at his home here. He lived on a farm  near here most of his life, moving to Huntingburg when he retired two-years ago.
Surviving are his wife, Matilda;  three sons. Oscar of Tarrytown. N. Y. Wesley of Indianapolis and Paul Of Tucson, Ariz.; two brothers, Ed Kach of Cannelton and Henry Koch of Huntingburg, and three grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed.
The Evansville Courier December 25, 1937


Edna M, Frieman of Oakdale passed from this life on Sunday, September 14, 1986 at 4:27 p.m, in the Belleville Memorial Hospital at the age of 69 years, 11months, and 14 days.
Mrs. Frieman was born in Washington County on September 30, 1916, the daughter of James Alford and Rosella Mary (Brang) White. She married Herman 0. Frieman on July 17,1935 at Oakdale and he preceded her In death on May 20, 1984.Edna was a member of the Oakdale United Presbyterian Church and a homemaker for her family.
She is survived by two daughters: Dolores Hewitt of Leeds, England and Kathryn (Zachery) Todd of Freeburg; one sister: Maude Just of Centralia: eight grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law Kenneth and Fern Frieman of NashvilIe. Mildred Frieman of Nashville, Irene Alfred of Oakdale,
Frieda Frieman of Missouri, along with several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded In death by her. parents, husband, one son, three daughters. one sister, and one great-grandson.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 19, 11: 00 a.m.  at the Oakdale United Presbyterian Church with burial in the Elkton  Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00.9:00 p.m. on Thursday and 8:00.10:00 a.m. on Friday at the Pyatt Funeral Home, Oakdale, and from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the church, The Reverend Dallas Curts will be officiating.
Submitted by Kathyrn J. Todd

MRS. ROSELLA MARY WHITE
Mrs. Rosella Mary White departed this life March 29. at 5:30 p.m. at the age of 65 years, 3 months and 13 days at the home of her daughter Mrs. O. R. Campbell of Richview.
 Deceased was born at Jasper, Indiana, December 16, 1885, the daughter of the late Lewis and Elizabeth (Gossman) Brang. In infancy she received the Holy Sacrament at Baptism in the Catholic church And at the age of 12 she was confirmed in the Catholic church of Celestine, Indiana. In her late teens she came to Illinois. On October 26. 1904, she was united in marriage with James Alford White at Salem. To this union were born seven children, four infant   sons preceding  her in death. On September 21, 1927, she was baptized in the Baptist church of Elkton, of which she remained a member until her passing. Those left to mourn are her   husband   and three daughters, Gladys, Mrs. Omie Campbell; Maude, Mrs. James Skibinski, of Richview; and Edna Mrs. Herman Freman of Oakdale; one sister, Anna Merkel of Bellwood; brother of Walnut Hill; nine children; two great-grandchildren; three sons-in-law and a host of relatives and friends.
Rev. Owen, pastor of the Methodist church was to the funeral services. Cameron, pianist, was in the   choir   which  sang the "The Old   Rugged   Cross" "Never Grow Old",  and "Going Down the Valley'. The pallbearers were Omie Campbell, James Skibinski, Herman Frieman, Eugene Quails, Jim Stanart and Ben Campbell. The flower girls were Mary and Frieda Skibinski Dolores and Kathryn Frieman Burial was in the I.O.O. F. cemetery at Ashley, Hogan Funeral service to charge.
Submitted by Kathyrn J. Todd

Mrs. Rosell Mary White died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. O. R. Campbell in Richview, on Thursday, March 29 and funeral .services were held the following Sunday at the Methodist church in Richview. Rev. Owen officiated and Hogan funeral service was in charge. Mrs. White had reached the age of 65 years, 3 months and 13 days.
Mrs. Stella Cameron directed the choir which sang several selections and pallbearers were: Oroie Campbell, James Skibinski. Herman Frieman, Eugene Qualls. James Stanart, and Ben Campbell. Flower girls were: Mary Skibinski. Frieda Skibinski, Dolores Frieman, and Kathyrn Frieman. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. cemetery at Ashley.
Mrs. White was born at Jasper, Ind., Dec. 16. 1885. the daughter of the late Lewis. and Elizabeth Gossman Brang . She was baptized in the Catholic church and at the age of 12 was confirmed at Celestine, Ind. 
In her late teens, she came to Illinois and on Oct. 26, 1904. was married to James Alford White. at Salem. Seven children were born to this union, four infant sons preceding her in her in death. On Sept. 21, 1927, She was baptized in the Baptist church at Elkton where she remained a member until her passing.
She is survived by her husband and three daughters, Gladys, Mrs. Omie Campbell, Maude, Mrs. James Skibinski of Rich view; and Edna, Mrs. Herman Frieman of Oakdaie. One sister, Mrs. Anna Merkel of Bellwood; and one brother, John Brang of Walnut Hill; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sons-in-law and other relatives and friends also survive.
Submitted by Kathyrn J. Todd

Dr. Robert F. Gosman, 58, of Jasper died suddenly during the noon hour Monday outside the dental office in Holland where he had practiced since late in 1967.
Dr. Gosman was eating lunch at a cafe in Holland shortly before noon yesterday when he started to perspire and complained that he was very hot The proprietor asked whether he would like to have someone drive him to his office but he said he would be all right, and left the cafe and got into his car.
Around 12:20 p.m. Mrs. William Estabrook of Huntingburg, his office assistant, went outside the building to look for him when he failed to come into the office where some patients were waiting. She noticed his car parked near the building but did not see him in the car. She walked around the building and then returned to the car where Dr. Gosman was slumped sideways in the seat.
While death was apparently due to a coronary occlusion an autopsy is being held.
Bob Gosman was graduated from the Indiana University School of Dentistry in Indianapolis in 1937 after which he opened an office in Jasper for the practice of his profession. In December of 1967he discontinued his practice in Jasper and opened an office at Holland.
Dr. Gosman was born on March 12,1913,the son of Amelia (Emma) Dittmer Gosman and the late William Gosman.
He was a World War II veteran, serving in the Army Dental Corps with the 196th Field Artillery Group in Europe  and Africa with the rank of captain.
He was a member of Precious Blood Catholic Church, the Precious Blood Men's Society, the Fourth Degree  Assembly of the Knights of Columbus, the American, Indiana and First District dental associations, the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, J-Men's Club and the Kiwanis Club. He had served as president of the latter organization.
Survivors include the widow, the former Mariana Gutgsell, to whom he was married on Nov. 24, 1938; a son, Farrel, of Jasper, who is personnel manager of the United
Corporation. his mother, Mrs (article cut off)
Submitted by Kathyrn J. Todd

Anna J.Merkel, Bellwood, Dies June 6 1971 buried June 9 1971
Mrs. Anna J. Merkel, 89, of Bellwood and formerly of Centralia, died yesterday in Bell. wood.
She was born in Indiana, the daughter of Louis and Elizabeth (Gossman) Brang. She is preceded in death by her husband, Casper Merkel.
Mrs. Merkel Is survived by: five sons, Joseph of Princeton, Walter of Michigan City, Ind., Clarence of Chicago, John of Bellwood and Raymond of Oaklawn; three daughters, Mrs. Marie Ott, Louise and Dorothy, all of Bellwood; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. tomorrow at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Centralia, Rev. Ralph Arnold officiating. Burial ,will be in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at Garnier & Sons Funeral Home after 6 p.m . today,The Rosary will be recited at the funeral home at 8 p.m. today
Submitted by Kathyrn J. Todd

The funeral service for Mrs Caroline Heldman, 84, of Celestine will be held in St. Celestine Church at 10 am. Saturday, followed by burial in the church cemetery.
Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at the Becher and Son Mortuary where rosary services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. by the St. Ann Society of Jasper and at 8:30 p.m. by the St. Ann Society of Celestine and other members of the St. Celestine parish.
Mrs. Heldman, the wife of George Heldman, died at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, a short time after being admitted to Memorial Hospital in Jasper. She was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance after suffering a heart attack at the home of a daughter. Mrs. Gilbert Schroering with whom she and her husband had made their home for many years.
Surviving besides the husband are five daughters, three sons, 50 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.
Submitted by Kathyrn J. Todd

Mrs. Caroline Heldman, 84, wife of George Heldman of Celestine, died at 8:15 this morning, a short time after being admitted to Memorial Hospital in Jasper.
Mrs. Heldman was brought to the hospital in an ambulance after apparently suffering a heart attack at her home.
She was born at Celestine on March 13, 1887, the daughter of Jacob Schnell and Priscilla Brang Schnell.
She was married to George Heldman on August 27 1908 Surviving besides the husband are five daughters,  Mrs. Ben Knies, Mrs. Gilbert Schroering, and Mrs.  Earl  Knies,  all of Celestine, Mrs Othmar Blume of Indianapolis and  Mrs. Wilfred. "Bill" Kluemper of St. Anthony;three sons, Joseph of Indianapolis
Barnabas of Celestine and Cletus of Aberdeen, Md., 50 grand-children and 35 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Raymond and Norman. Mrs. Heldman was the last surviving member of the Jacob Schnell family, which included eight children.
Friends may call after 6 p.m Thursday at the Becher and Son Mortuary in Jasper. Rosary services will be held Friday at 3 by the St.Ann Society of Jasper and at 8:30 p.m. by the St. Ann Society of Celestine and other members of the St. Celestine parish
The funeral service will be held in St. Celestine Church at 10 a.m. Saturday, followed by burial in the church cemetery.
Submitted by Kathyrn J. Todd





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