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Louis M. Schmuhl, 78, of 1031 Princeton St., died unexpectedly at 2 a.m. today at his residence.  He was born April 11, 1895, in Peoria, Ill. He married Vanessie Ann Vaughn, March 5, 1920, in Elkhart.  She survives with three sons, Louis W., Warren M., and Gerald B. (Burt), all of Elkhart; five daughters, Mrs. Regina L. Jones and Mrs. Mildred M. Snyder, both of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. John (Sarah Jane) Becker, Ligonier, Mrs. Jack (Delores) Conley and Mrs. James (Doris Ann) Hostetler, both of Elkhart; 24 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at Westbrook-Metz Funeral Home, where services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday.  The Rev. Dale RuLon will officiate.  Burial will be in Rice Cemetery.  Mr. Schmuhl worked for Elkhart Rubber Works for 15 years, retiring in 1960. [Elkhart Truth Feb. 28, 1974. Submitters Name: Karen K]

Vanessie Ann Schmuhl, 91, of 3117 Superior St., died at 4:45 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 20, 1986) at Valley View Nursing Center.  She was born Oct. 24, 1895, in LaGrange County.  As Vanessie Vaughn, she married Louis M. Schmuhl March 10, 1920, in St. Joseph, Mich.  He died Feb. 28, 1974 Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Jack (Delores) Conley, Elkhart, Mrs. John (Sarah Jane) Becker, Ligonier, Mrs. James (Doris Ann) Hostetler, Naples, Fla., and Mrs. Hugh (Mildred) Springston, Twenty-Nine Palms, Calif; three sons, Louis W. and Warren, both of Elkhart, and Gerald "Burt", Goshen; 25 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Bernice Cohen, South Bend, and Irene Endicott, Marion; and a brother, E.M. Doudt, Fort Wayne.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Regina, and a son, Wesley. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Hartzler-Gutermuth Funeral Home, where services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday.  Burial will be in Rice Cemetery. [Elkhart Truth Date: Dec. 20, 1986 Submitters Name: Karen K ]

Succumbed This Morning at Home of His Daughter
Charles T. Seibert, an old and highly respected citizen of this county, died at 8:30 this morning at the home of his daughter Mrs. George Bemenderfer of two miles north of the city. Death resulted from the infirmities of old age. Mr. Seibert was born in Northumberland county, Pa., on September 11, 1830 and came to this county in 1859, settling in Jefferson township where he became one of the most successful farmers of the county. He was well known and had many friends and acquaintances. During the last few years he has lived in Bristol, and also at the home of his daughter where he died this morning. Mrs. Seibert died 18 years ago. The deceased was a Knight Templar of the Masonic lodge at Elkhart. Two sons and three daughters survive him. They are Charles K. and John D. Seibert of South Bend; the Mesdames R.C. Lake and George Bemenderfer of Jefferson township and Miss Bertha Seibert of Elkhart. The funeral will be held at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Episcopal church in Bristol, Rev. Streeter officiating. Interment will be made in the Episcopal burying ground at Bristol. [Unknown paper, Unknown Submitter]

Marie R. Sigsbee, 80, of 1028 E. Bristol St., died Friday evening at the First Federal Nursing Home.  She was born March 29, 1894, in Elkhart, and was married to James W. Sigsbee, Oct. 21, 1922, in Elkhart.  He died March 1, 1968. Surviving are five sons, Frank D. and Richard J., both of Elkhart, and Tom L., Paul G. and John W., all of Bristol; two daughters, Mrs. Vinton (Regina) Jones and Mrs. Mildred Snyder, both of Los Angeles, Calif.; 18 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.Friends may call after 7 p.m. Sunday at the Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home where services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday.  Dr. Ralph M. Holdeman, pastor of the Albright United Methodist Church, where Mrs. Sigsbee was a member, will officiate.  Burial will be in Rice Cemetery. She was a member of Starlight Chapter, Order of Eastern Star. [Elkhart Truth July 20, 1974 Submitters Name: Karen K]


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