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ELKHART COUNTY, INDIANA
OBITS

1870's

Date: 1872-08-05; Paper: Indianapolis Sentinel
William Wilkinson, one of the oldest citizens of Elkhart County, died last Wednesday, from injured received in a fall. he for many years kept the Prairie Hotel, a favorite pleasure resort, in the neighborhood of Irwin and Moorehead.

Date: 1876-04-07; Paper: Indianapolis Sentinel
Dave Grove, of Elkhart, threw a brickbat and broke the skull of one Dudley Paul last Sunday. Paul died and Grove is under arrest for murder.

An old man named Douglas from Goshen, suicided in the bar room of the city Hotel, in Elkhart, at 8 o'clock Wednesday evening. He took chloroform in a glass of liquor and died in 35 minutes.
Indianapolis Sentinel 1878-10-25

1880's

Death of W. B. Cowan
(Nappanee News - December 11,1884)
Another pioneer of Elkhart County has gone to his long home—William B. Cowan, who died at his home in this place, December 8th, 1884. aged 63 years 11 months and 18 days. He was born in Clark County, Ohio, and came to this county in 1835 and settled near New Paris. He learned the mill wright trade which he followed for a number of years. In 1855 he married Elizabeth, daughter of the late Martin Keshner, to whom were born three children, Nettie, Samuel S. and Jennie, the former now dead.
The deceased was a citizen of this place since 1875. and was engaged in the hardware business. He was a man that commanded great respect and was held in high esteem. He was sociable and kind-hearted. During his residence near New Paris he served as Justice of the Peace fourteen consecutive years, and during his residence here he held the office of trustee two terms.
Some over a year ago he was stricken with something like paralysis, impairing his mind to some extant, and this led to his death. His funeral was preached at the United Brethren Church by the Rev. A. K. Zartman. of Goshen, and the remains interred in the Brick Church Cemetery, north-east of town.

Mrs. James Richards.
Elkhart, Ind., April 29 - Special Telegram - Mrs. James Richards, aged 42, died here today after a long illness.

WOLF, MRS. MARY A.
Mrs. Mary A. Wolf, formerly Mary A. Richards, was born in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, March 27, 1826 and died at her home two and one half miles northwest of this place June 22, 1887, aged 61
years, 2 months and 26 days. She married L. J. Wolf at Richville, Elkhart County, Ind., November 26, 1854. She joined the M.E. Church at 16 years of age. She and her husband moved to Garfield County in December 1886. She leaves a husband and three children, two here and one in Warsaw, Ind. (The Ravanna Chieftain, June 30, 1887)
(contributed by Peggy Thompson)

John Bair aka: John Bear John Bear a well known farmer living in Harrison Twp, died this (Monday) morning at the advanced age of 94.  The life of Mr. Bear has been a mysterious one and his nearest neighbors, who have known him for years, were unable to learn anything of his business or how he stood financially, but his death revealed that he was a wealthy man.  A considerable amount of money was found on his person as well as a draft for six hundred dollars on the Goshen Bank."
 Elkhart, IN Goshen News 31 Oct 1889
 Elkhart  IN : Herald of Truth Vol:XXVI #21 pg335
Submitters Name: Kathleen D Bair Johnson

John Bair aka: John Baer
Obit: "BAER - On the 28th of October, in Harrison township, Elkhart Co., Ind., of the infirmities of old age, John Baer, aged 92 years, 11 months and 13 days.  He was the father of nine children, three of whom preceded him to the eternal world.  His wife died thirty years ago, since which time he has been a widower.  He was buried at the Yellow Creek Mennonite burying-ground on the 31st.  He reached a very great age, being probably the oldest man in the county at the time of his death.  May his death inspire every one of us to greater earnestness in the Christian life knowing that, however many our years may be, the time will come when we must take our departure and receive our reward.  Peace be his ashes."
 Elkhart  IN : Herald of Truth Vol:XXVI #21 pg335
Submitters Name: Kathleen D Bair Johnson


1890's

Death of Mrs. Hawks
(Goshen Daily News - October 31. 1892)
Mrs. Cephas Hawks, whose life had been in the balance for a number of days, is no more. Her spirit took its flight last night at 9 o'clock. She approached death with all the patience and fortitude of a sincere Christian and the last days of her life were comparatively free from pain. Since Friday she had been in a state of coma and dissolution came while she slept, a calm and peaceful ending. Death was due to a complication of diseases, hastened by an attack of la grippe. In her death the hearts of a happy family circle are plunged in deep sorrow and society loses a useful member. She was particularly a worthy woman, a kind mother and a loving wife. The aged husband thus bereft of his life companion, her careful attention and counsel, will have much sympathy.
Delinda Bliss Hawks was born at Vershire, Vermont, March 3d, 1817. She was the daughter of Rev. Ezra Bliss, and came to Middlebury, this county, in 1838. January 28th, 1841. she was married to Cephas Hawks, who was then in business in Waterford. Two sons and four daughters were born of the union, three of whom are living. They are. F.E.C. Hawks, secretary of the Goshen Milling co., E. W. Hawks, of the Hawks Furniture Co.. and Mrs, John Conner Deceased united with the Presbyterian church at the age of 18 years and lived a faithful member. She has three sisters living, namely, Mrs. Emily Moore, who is 85 years of age; Mrs, Eliza Robie, aged 95 years, of Bangor, Me.; and Mary Swan. The funeral will occur tomorrow at 2:30 from the family residence, 208 South Sixth street.

Necrology of the Pioneers of Elkhart County, Indiana, and Cass County, Michigan, for the Year Ending August 8, 1894.
The following list of deaths of pioneers of Elkhart and Cass counties was prepared and read by C. H. Chase, at the picnic of the Pioneers' Association of Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan, at Simonton Lake,Thursday, August 9, 1894:

ELKHART COUNTY.
Maria N. Hubbell, widow of A. L. Hubbell, died at her home in Goshen, August 24, 1893, at the age of 78. She came to this State with her first husband, Mr. Whittlesey, in 1837.

Edgar H. Stillman came to this county at an early age with his parents, who lived on a farm a short distance west of Elkhart, he was a citizen of Key West, Florida, at the time of his death.which occurred at the home of his niece. Mrs. M. K. Weaver, in Elkhart, September 8,1893. 

Mrs. Frances Davenport, widow of the late B. L. Davenport, died September 9, 1893. She was born in 1832, and had the distinction of being the first white child born on the present site of Elkhart city. She was the daughter of Dr. Havilah Beardsley, founder of Elkhart, and was a woman of rare virtues.

Daniel Heaton,who came to this county in 1835, died at his home in Bristol, September 13, 1893, aged 78 years.

Samuel Hoagland, Cleveland township, came to this county in 1835, from Ohio.   Died September 21, 1893.

Mrs. Maria R. Allen, widow of Dr. J. W. Allen, came to this county in 1858, died October 12, 1893, at her home in Elkhart, greatly beloved.

Mrs. Bodle, widow of Abraham Bodle, for many years a resident of Osolo township, died at the home of her son, in Mishawuka, October 31, 1893.

Mrs. Isaac B. Syphert, born in Urbana, Ohio, December 17, 1820, came to this county at an early day with her parents. Died at her home in Elkhart, October 30, 1803.

Joel Herring,an old resident of Cleveland township, died at the home of his son-in-law, Ad. Whitmycr, November 13, 1893.

William A. Beane, late editor of the Goshen Democrat, was born in Preble county,Ohio, in 1829, came to this county with his parents, in 1830, married in1851, and died suddenly at his home in Goshen, Nov. 14, 1893. His genial disposition endeared him to everybody who knew him.

Amelia, wife of Frederick Herring, born in Germany, many years a resident of Goshen, died in that city, Nov. 20, 1893 aged 78 years.

Mrs. Margaret L. Brodrick, widow of the late N. F. Brodrick, born in Urbana, Ohio, August 11,1809, married Aug. 31, 1831, at Sidney; came to Elkhart in 1835; died at the home of her son,C. B. Brodrick, in Elkhart, December 1, 1893. She was a lady of sterling virtues and sunny disposition.

Mrs. Barbara Hullinger, Widow of Samuel Hullinger, a resident of Elkhart county for over 45 years, died at the home of her son, in Jefferson township, December 11, 1893.

Frederick Landis, an old resident of the county, died at his home five miles southwest of Goshen, Dec. 6, 1893. 1893.

Mrs. Lucy Carlton, widow of the late J. D. Carlton, who with her husband came to this county in the thirties, died at the home of her daughter. Mrs. L. Van Alstine, in Petoskey, Mich., Dec. 17, 1893, ripe in years and greatly beloved.

Mrs. Annie M. Hartung,who with her late husband resided many years in Cleveland township, died at the home of her son, Frank Hartung, in Elkhart, February 2, 1894, aged 81  years and 5 months.

Charles S. Dunbar, who was a resident of Goshen some 50 years ago, died at St. Paul, Minnesota, Jan. 23, 1894, in the 77th year of his ago. He was a native of Fredonia, N. Y.

Samuel Swinchart, born in Union township, Pa., in 1817, and for many years a resident of Osolo township, died February 9, 1894. Was married to Sarah Weyrick, who survives him, in 1843.

Mrs. Caroline, wife of Theron Daley, for over forty years a resident of Washington township, died at her home in Bristol, March 22, 1894, at the age of 72 years. -

Solomon Hixon, of Middlebury township, who came to this county in 1833, died at his home in Middlebury, the latter part of March, 1894, at the advanced age of 89 years. He was one of the sturdy pioneers who have done so much for Elkhart county.

Mrs. Albert Covert came to Elkhart in 1838 from New York State with her first husband Charles Harris, who died shortly afterward. She was married to her late husband, Albert Covert, in 1854. He died the following year. After-living in widowhood forty-one years she died at the home of her son, Charles Harris, in Elkhart, March 31, 1894, in her eighty-first year.

Mrs. Mary Ouderkirk, widow of John Ouderkirk, for over half a century a resident of Osolo township, died at her home, three miles north of Elkhart, May 7, 1894, in her 80th year.

William A.Thomas, bom in Virginia, March, 1816, a resident of Elkhart county for 13 years.and its first deputy clerk, died at his home in Goshen, June 4, 1894.

Balser Hess was born in Columbus, Ohio, in 1817, came to this county with his father's family in 1828, and has continued to live here since. Died at Goshen, June 12, 1894.

Mrs. Anna Myers, for many years a resident of Olive township, died at the home of her grandson, of Elkhart, July 2,1894, at the age of 83.

Tracy H. Evans, born at Pawlet, Vt., May 21,1803, married Lucinda Hughes in 1826, came to Elkhart county ten years afterward, settling in Cleveland  township. Died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Asa B. Clark, in Elkhart, July 5, 1894.

Death of Mrs. Mary Haverstick
(Nappanee News - March 20. 1895)
Mrs. Mary Haverstick, relict of the late George Haverstick, of Union township, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs Samuel Winder, at Ottawa. Kansas. Monday, March 18th,
Deceased had been making her home with her daughter, Mrs F. G. Bryson, at Waukesha, Wis., a portion of the time since leaving Nappance; and when death came was visiting at Ottawa. Kansas. Mr. Winder being a relative of Mr. John Stauffer of Nappanee. a dispatch to the latter from Mr. Wash Haverstick announcing the death of his mother, and the request that the remains be cared for at the home of Mr. Stauffer was received by him Monday.
Accordingly, the request for the funeral arrangements have been compiled with and it will be held tomorrow. Thursday, at 10:30 a.m. at the M.K. church. The remains are expected to arrive her to-day.

Mrs. E. M. Winegar, of York township, one of Elkhart county's oldest residents, died at her home, July 29, 1894

Oscar F. Dewey, for many years a prosperous farmer of Clinton township, later a resident of Goshen and a member of the legislature, died at his home in Goshen, July 29,1894

Mrs. Mary Shreiner, widow of George Shreiner, and for many years a resident of Cleveland township, died at her old homestead, August 6, 1894, aged nearly 83 years.
Date: 1894-08-16; Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review
Transcribed from the news paper article and submitted to Genealogy Trails by The Friends for Free Genealogy

Death of George K. Hoke
(Goshen Weekly Midweek Times - January 22. 1897)
George K. Hoke, an Elkhart county pioneer, and a citizen of Elkhart, died in San Diego. Cal., Jan. 19, two weeks after he left Elkhart on his western trip. He was 88 years of age. Mr. Hoke was born Jan. 23.1809, in Columbiana county, Ohio. Growing up to manhood and following the occupation of carpenter, he was married in the Buckeye State to a Miss Goettle and to this union seven children were born. five of whom survive. They are Jacob Hoke, of San Diego, Josiah Hoke of Waldron, III., and Mrs. Mary Carpenter. Samuel Hoke and Mrs. Caroline Clark, of Elkhart. Mr. Hoke's second wife was Mrs. Ellen Keller, who preceded him in death some ten years ago. The only surviving child of this union is Mrs. Minnie Zimmerman, of Elkhart. Mr. Hoke came lo Elkhart county in 1846, and settled on a farm he purchased in Baugo township. There he resided until 1868, when he purchased and removed to his late residence, a farm on the West Franklin street road near Elkhart.

James Kilday was fatally injured by an Elkhart trolley car, Saturday night.
Weekly Indiana State Journal January 29, 1896

Hannah Shields
Elkhart, Ind., Sept 10 - Mrs. Hannah Shields, aged 84 years, died here today.  She was born a slave, and during the war rendered great service to sick and wounded Union soldiers, having as many as fifty at her home at one time. [Friday, September 11, 1896; Daily Inter Ocean (Chicago, IL)]


Jan. 8. Isaac Bucklen, aged eighty, one of the oldest and wealthiest residents of this city, died at the home of His daughter. Mrs. Brookins, in Chicago, yesterday. Mr. Bucklen had been sick several days, but was supposed to be improving, when his  death came suddenly and unexpectedly. The deceased came here from the East in 1852, went into business, amassed a fortune, and retired from active life several years ago. During the late war he was a warm supporter ot the cause of the Union, and no man in this section did more in raising troops and providing for soldiers families. he was the father of H.E. Bucklen, the patent medicine manufactured and railroad owner, of Chicago. The funeral will take place and the remains will be buried here.
Indiana Journal January 15, 1896

Martin Eller age 74, a veteran of the Mexican War and of the war of rebellion, died at his home here this morning of heart trouble. He was prominently connected with the early history of this place, and was a well known river man when steamboats ran on the St. Joseph.
Elkhart, IN. Jan. 24,1898

Patent Medicine Killed Him. Elkhart, Ind.. July 24.
A. C. Orr, aged seventy-three, was found dead at the home of Emanuel Eddermant. in Baugo township, near here, Saturday afternoon, he was a widower and made his home with Mr. Eddermant Patent medicines were his hobby, and when discovered dead he was lying in bed with his clothing and eyeglasses on. his arms and hands holding rigidly at the proper angle for reading a glaring patent medicine advertisement. An immense number of letters were found among his effects by the coroner, all received from medicine firms answering questions he had asked in regard to their remedies. Trustee Holdeman took charge of the funeral arrangements, as the old man had no relatives In this section, all being in Pennsylvania.
Date: July 26, 1899 Location: Indiana Paper: Indiana State Journal

Rev. John Samuel Coffman, a Famous Mennonite Preacher. Elkhart, lnd., July 24
John Samuel Coffman, one of the best-known ministers of the Mennonite Church, died at his home in this city at 5:30 Saturday, after a long and puzzling illness of the stomach. The diagnosis was cancer of the stomach, but at the autopsy yesterday it was found that the ailment could not be definitely decided, and portions of the stomach were sent to Battle Creek, Mich., for microscopic examination.  Mr.  Coffman  was born in Rockingham county, Virginia, fifty years ago, and moved to Elkhart, in 1879, to become the editor of the Herald of Truth, one of the Mennonite publications. Four years before this he became a minister and spent some time in evangelistic work. Three years ago he became president of the Elkhart Institute, and has had charge of its business management. Two years ago he resigned as editor of the Herald of Truth Mr. Coffman leaves a widow and seven children.
Date: July 26, 1899 Location: Indiana Paper: Indiana State Journal

ELKHART; Ind. Nov. 6—Benjamin Hughes, aged seventy-two years, whose home and wagon shop were lost in the fire that destroyed fifteen buildings at Wakarusa, this county, on Sunday, Oct. 29. is dead. He had not been well for some time and since his recent loss has failed rapidly. He was a veteran of the civil war, having served in Company G. Seventy-fourth  Indiana Infantry. He left a widow and four daughters.
Date: 1899-11-08; Paper: Indiana State Journal Elkhart County

1900's



Name of Deceased: Joseph Moist
Newspaper: Elkhart Weekly Truth
Obit: Elkhart Weekly Truth April 12, 1900, pg. 1
Joseph Moist, one of the pioneer residents of Elkhart, died Sunday morning at the home 910 Pearl street, at 5:30 o'clock, from a complication resulting from an attack of LaGrippe.  The deceased was 79 years and eleven months of age and is survived by a wife Elizabeth S. and a son Harry, the latter residing at LaPorte.  The deceased for  years was a traveling salesman and is known to nearly every farmer in this and adjoining counties.

Name of Deceased: Frank H. Sizer
Newspaper: Elkhart Weekly Truth
Obit: Elkhart Weekly Truth April 12, 1900, pg. 1
Frank H. Sizer died at 1 o'clock Sunday morning at his home, 606 Wagner avenue, death being due to heart failure.  Mr. Sizer was a Lake Shore freight brakeman and had been confined to his bed about ten days.  The surviving relatives are his wife, Mary J. Sizer, and father, Horace Sizer.  The fuenral will be held at the home at 2 o'clock Tuesday.  Friends desiring to view the remains are requested to call at the house between the hours of 10 and 1 tomorrow.  Mr. Sizer was a member of the B. of R. T., and was secretary of the grievance committee of this order.  The funeral will be held under the auspices of the B. of R. T.  The deceased was born in Kent, Ohio, in 1856 but had resided in Elkhart the greater portion of his life.  He was well and favorably known and the announcement of his death was proven a shock to his many friends, many of whom knew nothing of his illness.

Name of Deceased: Orcenius Mosier
Newspaper: Elkhart Weekly Truth
Obit: Elkhart Weekly Truth April 12, 1900, pg. 1
Orcenius Mosier, aged 70 years, died at his home on Wilden avenue, Goshen, yesterday morning at 8 o'clock from paralysis.  He suffered two strokes and had been confined to his bed for eighteen months.  He was a prominent Mason, and in 1864 was deputy sheriff.  Five sons and two daughters survive him.  The funeral will be held at 3 tomorrow from the late residence.  Interment at Oak Ridge cemetery.

Name of Deceased: Mrs. L. Kornish
Newspaper: Elkhart Weekly Truth
Obit: Elkhart Weekly Truth August 30, 1900, pg. 5
Mrs. L. Kornish died at her home in Bristol yesterday and her funeral occurred there today.  She was  60 years old and leaves her husband and several sons and daughters.

Name of Deceased: David C. Miller
Newspaper: Elkhart Weekly Truth
Obit: Elkhart Weekly Truth August 30, 1900, pg. 5
David C. Miller, aged 83 years, and a pioneer resident of Elkhart county, coming from Ohio, died at his home in Union township Saturday after a long illness of cancer of the stomach.  He was one of the first settlers.  Three of his daughters married brothers, Mrs. Daniel Wysong, Mrs. Josiah Wysong and Mrs. Henry Wysong of Elkhart township.  The other surviving children, there having been nine in the family, are Mrs. Joseph Geyer and Jacob Miller of Elkhart county; Mrs. Adam Miller, North Dakota.  The funeral occurred Sunday morning.

Name of Deceased: Hannah Alice Powers
Newspaper: Elkhart Weekly Truth
Obit: Elkhart Weekly Truth August 30, 1900, pg. 5
Mrs. Hannah Alice Powers, widow of the late Peter Powers, whose death occurred seven years ago, died yesterday morning at her home in Goshen at 3:20 o'clock after a prolonged illness of creeping paralysis.  The deceased is the last of a large family of children and not a living relative is known.  She was seventy-nine years of age, having been born in Vermont, May 8, 1821.  In 1862 she moved to Goshen with her first husband, Ira D. Edwards, who committed suicide by self administering poison on the same evening Louis Hottinger was drowned in the Elkhart river in 1879.  Her death occurred at her home 405 West Pike street, where the funeral was held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. McKee officiating.

Name of Deceased: Laura A. Nash
Newspaper: Elkhart Weekly Truth
Obit: Elkhart Weekly Truth March 22, 1900, pg. 1
Laura A., wife of Milton Nash, died at the home, 612 East street, Sunday morning shortly after 6 o'clock.  The deceased had been bedfast for many weeks, her death resulting directly from cancer of the stomach.  Mrs. Nash was aged 68 years and 10 months and besides a husband is survived by five children.  The funeral will be held from the residence Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. C.H. Brown officiating, the interment being made under the auspices of the Woman's Relief Corps, of which the deceased was a member. 

Name of Deceased: Sophia Smith
Newspaper: Elkhart Weekly Truth
Obit: Elkhart Weekly Truth March 22, 1900, pg. 1
The funeral of Mrs. Sophia Smith, who death occurred Saturday morning, will be held from the home on South Second street Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock.

Name of Deceased: Henry Bartlemay
Newspaper: Elkhart Weekly Truth
Obit: Elkhart Weekly Truth April 19, 1900, pg. 1
Henry Bartlemay, a retired businessman at Goshen, formerly in the shoe business, died at Goshen this morning.  He was 55 years of age.  The widow and two sons survive.  He was the father of the last Charles Bartlemay of this city.

Name of Deceased: Viola Vose
Newspaper: Elkhart Weekly Truth
Obit: Elkhart Weekly Truth April 19, 1900, pg. 1
The death of Mrs. Viola Vose, widow of the late Daniel Vose occurred at 12 o'clock last night at the residence 218 State street, death being due to cancer.  The deceased had been sick for many weeks and her death was not entirely unexpected.  Mrs. Vose was 55 years and ten months of after and is survived by three daughters, Mrs. J. Jacobson, Mrs. J. Peterson and Mrs. J.H. Knef__r of this city and one sn, V.L. Talbert of Minneapolis.

Name of Deceased: Rachel Erwin
Newspaper: Elkhart Weekly Truth
Obit: Elkhart Weekly Truth April 19, 1900, pg. 1
After a year of suffering Mrs. Rachel Erwin passed away shortly before 6 o'clock last evening at the family residence, corner of Cassopolis and Crawford streets.  She was 63 years of age and is survived by two sons Clayton and Albert.  A year ago the deceased was stricken with paralysis at a time when she expected to move to Seattle and since then has been confined to her bed.  Easter morning she became unconscious and gradually failed until the end came.  Four years ago her husband Frank Erwin suffered from a strock of paralysis and died after a year's illness.  The funeral will be held at the Trinity M.E. church Thursday at 2 p.m. , Rev. Brown officiating.

Name of Deceased: Lydia Beck
Newspaper: Elkhart Weekly Truth
Obit: Elkhart Weekly Truth April 19, 1900, pg. 1
Mrs. Frank Beck, aged 26 years, died Saturday evening at her hom in Goshen.  Deceased was a well known and respected lady and leaves many friends besides her husband and two small children.  She was ill but ten days and her death was very unexpected.  Funeral occurred today at 2 o'clock from the Fifth avenue M.E. church, Goshen, Rev. McKee officiating.

Name of Deceased: Earl Chase Scharrer
Newspaper: Elkhart Weekly Truth
Obit: Elkhart Weekly Truth April 19, 1900, pg. 1
TUESDAY, APRIL 17 - DIED FROM HURTS. HORSE'S KICK WAS FATAL
Earl Scharrer Dies From the Kick of a Sick Horse He Was Humanely Attending Yesterday.
Earl Chase Scharrer, the 19 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. David Scharrer, living five miles north of the city on the Kehres farm, died at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon, death resulting from a kick received from a horse belonging to Mr. Abergast, a neighbor.
As stated yesterday, the young man was assisting in doctoring a sick horse on the Abergast place Saturday afternoon when kicked in the abdomen by the brute.  He was carried to his home on an improvised stretcher, unconscious and lingered until last evening suffering greatly the meantime.  All that medical aid could do was done but all to no effect, the young man being internally injured.
Besides his parents he is survived by three brothers and two sisters.  The funeral will be held Thursday at the home, interment being made in Grace Lawn cemetery in this city.  Rev. Cleaver will officiate.
Newspaper: Elkhart Weekly Truth
Obit: Elkhart Weekly Truth September 20, 1900, pg. 1

Name of Deceased: Mrs. Louisa Bresseau died at 10 a.m. this morning at the home of her son, Nelson Bresseau, 111 North Sixth street.  She was 79 years, 4 months and 18 days of age and is survived by her husband, Peter Bresseau, and son.  The funeral will be held from the house Thursday at ten o'clock, Rev. Brown officiating.

Name of Deceased: Daniel Kerlin
Newspaper: Elkhart Weekly Truth
Obit: Elkhart Weekly Truth September 20, 1900, pg. 1
Daniel Kerlin, aged 61 years, died Saturday night at his home five miles east of Goshen in Cliton township.  He had been in bad health nearly a year, the primary cause being injuries received in a fall producing partial paralysis.  He leaves a wife and several children.  The funeral occurred yesterday afternoon from the Amish church, and the remains were laid away in the chapel cemetery.  Rev. I. L. Berkey officiated.

Name of Deceased: Caroline Benner
Newspaper: Elkhart Weekly Truth
Obit: Elkhart Weekly Truth September 20, 1900, pg. 1
Mrs. Caroline Benner, aged 86 years, 11 months and 28 days, one of the pioneer residents of the county, died at 9:45 o'clock yesterday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Hippensteel, in Goshen.  Deceased had lived in Elkhart county 66 years, coming here from Ohio.  The greater part of that time she lived on their homestead, 3-1/2 miles west of Wwaterford.  Her husband died May 16, 1890.  She has lived in Goshen the past five years.  Seven children survive her, five daughters and two sons, most of them residing in this county.  The funeral will occur Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Christian church in Waterford, friends meeting at the home at 1:30 o'clock, where short services will be held.

Name of Deceased: Sidney S. Brode
Newspaper: Elkhart Weekly Truth
Obit: Elkhart Weekly Truth March 29, 1900, pg. 2
Sidney S. Brode after but a week's illness died this morning shortly before 11 o'clock of pneumonia.  He first contracted a severe cold but was not bedfast until a week ago when he was attacked by a hard chill and since that time had gradually failed until death relieved him of his sufferings.  The deceased is survived by a wife who is convalescing from an attack of pneumonia, and two children.  Mr. Brode was born in Bedford county, Pa., in 1850 and had been a resident of Elkhart for about twenty years.  He assisted in building the Big Four and Elkhart and Western railways through this city and was more or less employed by railroad companies until three years ago when he assumed the janitorship of the Central school building at which place he died.  In 1883 he became a member of the Elkhart volunteer fire department and remained in service of that and the paid department until 1893.
Mr. Brode was a man who counted his friends by those who knew him.  Ever ready to do a kind act, to ask was to receive from him.  He was loved by the little school children who were daily placed in his charge and always discharged his duties in a manner that at once gained the friendship and respect of the teachers and employers.  Mr. Brode was a member of the Modern Samaritans of the World and the funeral will be held Sunday afternoon under the auspices of this lodge.

Name of Deceased: Thomas Edwards
Newspaper: Elkhart Weekly Truth
Obit: Elkhart Weekly Truth March 29, 1900, pg. 2
Thomas Edwards, 67 years of age and for many years a resident of Jefferson township, died today at about noon.  He leaves a wife and three children.  The funeral will be at Sugar Grove at 10:30 Sunday.

Name of Deceased: William O. Kessler
Newspaper: Elkhart Weekly Truth
Obit: Elkhart Weekly Truth March 29, 1900, pg. 2
William O. Kessler, a farmer living nine miles northeast of the city, died of pneumonia at 10:30 o'clock this morning.  The deceased had been sick only since Monday and his death came as a great shock to the surviving wife and five children.  The funeral will be held at the Zion church seven miles north of the city Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock.

Name of Deceased: Jacob Ruch
Newspaper: Elkhart Weekly Truth
Obit: Elkhart Weekly Truth March 8, 1900, pg. 2
Death of Jacob Ruch.  Jacob Ruch died at the family residence, 516 Moneor street, at 11 o'clock last night from an attack of pneumonia.  The decedent was 75 years of age and is survived by a wife and eight children, the latter being Mrs. John Rupp, Mrs. William Schafer, Manuel Ruch, Mrs. J. Crabb, Mrs. Albert Meyers, Mrs. Edward Miller, Mrs. W. H. Baumgarner and Mrs. J. Kiefer.  The funeral service will be held from the First Evangelical church Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock and will be conducted by Rev. Finkbiener assisted by Rev. Baumgardner.

Name of Deceased: Louisa W. Juday
Newspaper: Elkhart Weekly Truth
Obit: Elkhart Weekly Truth March 8, 1900, pg. 2
Death of Mrs. Juday.
Louisa W., wife of T. J. Juday, died at the family residence, 407 Prospect street, at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon, death resulting from a complication of diseases.  Mrs. Juday had been since since last June and while at times her condition had been critical, she always rallied and improved until her ultimate recovery seemed assured.  She was greatly weakened by her long siege of illness and her strength was not sufficient to withstand the last relapse.  The decedent was 51 years and 6 months of age and besides a husband is survived by two children, Ethel and Bernice.  Short funeral services will be held at the house Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and on Monday morning at 10:30 o'clock the remains will be taken to Benton, near Goshen, for interment.

Name of Deceased: Barbara Shick
Newspaper: Elkhart Weekly Truth
Obit: Elkhart Weekly Truth March 8, 1900, pg. 2
Death of an Aged Woman.  Mrs. Barbara Shick, widow of Jacob Shick, passed away at her home on Goshen avenue at 5 o'clock this morning, death resulting from a complication of diseases.  Mrs. Shick was 86 years of age and had been bedfast for over five years.  She fell while stepping from the porch at her home and was severely injured that she has been helpless since that time, her limbs being paralyzed.  The surviving children are Daniel Shick, Mrs. J. D. Parks, Mrs. Frank Rowe, Mrs. Robert Parks and Mrs. John Rowe, of this city, Isaac and Samuel, of Newaygo, Mich., and David, of Laporte, Texas.  Those at a distance have been notified and the fuenral arrangements will not be made until word has been received from them.
Later - The funeral service will be held at Sugar Grove Monday at 1 o'clock.

Name of Deceased: Lemanuel Lester O'Dell
Newspaper: Elkhart Weekly Truth
Obit: Elkhart Weekly Truth March 8, 1900, pg. 2
Death of L. L. O'Dell.  Lemanuel Lester O'Dell died at 11 o'clock last night, at his home one mile west of the city after an illness covering a period of three weeks.  Mr. O'Dell was stationary engineer at Kimbark's factory and contracted a cold which developed into pneumonia.  A wife and step daughter are the surviving relatives.  The deceased was a member of the W. O. W. order and a man who was popular with his friends and fellow employees.

Name of Deceased: J. H. Heatwole
Newspaper: Elkhart Weekly Truth
Obit: Elkhart Weekly Truth March 8, 1900, pg. 2
Maj. Heatwole's Remains Arrive.
The remains of the late Major J. H. Heatwole, ex-mayor of Goshen, who died in Cuba, have arrived in that city and preparations are being made for the funera.  M. U. Demarest went to Goshen this morning to arrange for participation of Elkhart Commandery in the funeral ceremonies and a meeting of the older will be held in the Commandery hall at 7:30 this evening to perfect such plans.
The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon from the M. E. church in Goshen and the county G. A. A. lodges will attend in a body.

Name of Deceased: Mae Brumbaugh
Newspaper: Elkhart Weekly Truth
Obit: Elkhart Weekly Truth March 8, 1900, pg. 2
Death of An Estimable Woman.  Mae, wife of John M. Brumbaugh, and daughter of Guy C. Johnson, died at the family residence, No. 415 South Main street last evening.  She was born October 4, 1854 and was married to Mr. Brumbaugh, March 27, 1879.  The immediate surviving relatives besides the husband and father, are the daughters, Frances and Kathleen, one brother, Home A. Johnson, of Osolo township, and one sister, Mrs. Kit McKean, of this city.
Mrs. Brumbaugh had not been in good health for a few years, but of late had been slowly improving and her restoration to health had been hoped for.  She was prostrated with a severe attack of LaGrippe three weeks ago, which her enfeebled physical powers seemed unable to combat.  Her condition had been considered serious but not critical until 6  o'clock last evening when a rapid change for the worse was apparent, and at twenty minutes after 9 o'clock death released her from her sufferings which have been long and painful and borne with Christian fortitude and patience.
The funeral services will be held at the residence next Sunday, further announcement of which will be made later.

Name of Deceased: Susan E. Julien
Newspaper: Elkhart Weekly Truth
Submitters Name: Karen Kletka
Obit: Elkhart Weekly Truth March 8, 1900, pg. 2
Death of Mrs. Julien - The death of Susan E. Julien occurred last night at her home, 305 East Jackson street, after an illness of several weeks.  Mrs. Julien was 58 years of age and is survived by a husband, John Julien, and six children.  The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the English Evangelical church, Rev. Zechiel officiating.  The deceased was a member of Elmer Woman's Relief Corp.

Name of Deceased: Almon O. Conley
Newspaper: Elkhart Truth
Obit: Elkhart Truth March 14, 1931, pg. 2
ALMON O. CONLEY - Almon Oscar Conley, 75, a resident of Elkhart and vicinity all his life, died at 6 o'clock this morning at his home, 346 St. Joe street, which is also the residence of a son, Norris Conley.  Death was due to an internal growth, and the patient had been confined to the bed most of the time in the last six weeks. 
Mr. Conley was the son of George W. and Sarah (Tousley) Conley, who came to Elkhart from Akron, O., in 1852.  He was born here March 2, 1856.  Before his retirement from active work about a decade ago, he was an employe of the Sidway Merchantile Co. a number of years.
Mr. Conley was twice married, and is survived by the following children in addition to the son Norris:  Miss Velda Conley, who is employed in the post office at San Francisco; Chester Conley, a machine gunner in the army and now stationed at San Francisco; Truman Conley, a petty officer in the navy now cruising between Manila and New York; Mrs. Elsie King of St. Joseph, Mich.; and Mrs. Bernice Siler of Elkhart.  There are four grandchildren.  Also surviving are a brother, Judge O.M. Conley of Elkhart, and three sisters, Mrs. Minerva Warner and Mrs. Flora Whitehead of Elkhart, and Mrs. Rosetta Holem of Mishawaka.
The burial will be in the Osceola cemetery, beside the graves of Mr. Conley's parents.
The service will be conducted at the Ed Walley funeral home, 315 West Marion street, at 3 o'clock Monday, by the Rev. E.W. Huelster of the First Congregational church.

Engine Men Scalded to Death.
Elkhart special: Lake Shore Engineer
George W. Rollins and Fireman Charles Lund, both of this city, were scalded to death in their cab(ut White Pigeon, Mich. Sunday night. Their engine was the second and smaller of two that were hauling a heavy freight train. As the train was to round a curve in the "Y" at White Pigeon it was stopped over a mile west of the "Y" while the two engines went forward to get water and turn the switch, so that, when once started again it could make the curve without .stalling, in returning to the train the engine crews evidently lost their hearings and did not realize that the train was so close. The engines crashed against the'end car with great force, at the rate of twentv miles an hour. The tender of the smaller engine was telescoped in the cab and pinned the men against ,the boiler head, while escaping steam literally cooked them.
Date: 1900-12-01; Paper: Recorder

Jacob Franklin Arnold was born in Elkhart County, Ind., Aug. 7, 1850, where he lived with his parents until the time of his marriage, Sept. 11th, 1877. Three years later, he with his family, went west for a short time and on returning located at Milford Junction, where for ten years he was proprietor of the hotel. In September, 1896, fire destroyed the hotel and they immediately removed to Goshen, where until about a year ago, Mr. Arnold was in the employ of the Indiana Railway Co. During the last year of his life he had been in failing health, which culminated in typhoid fever, which proved fatal. He has always been a kind husband and father, with the welfare of his family always at heart, but it was during the last days of his life that he came to true repentance (sic) and faith in Christ and received the sacrament of baptism and departed in peace, left the present life on Friday evening, Sept. 20th at 7 o'clock. He left to mourn his loss a wife and five children, Clarence L., Glennie P., Blanche V., Herbert F., and Wilma Joy, his father and mother, Mr and Mrs John Arnold, one brother. 
September 27 1901 Contributed by Peggy Thompson

Mrs. Nancy J. Crary, widow of the late John L. Crary, died Thursday evening at 6:40 o'clock at her home, 308 North Main street, of the infirmities of age, her lingering illness having extended over a year. Deceased was over 79 years of age, having been born at Jacobsburg, Ohio, Aug. 29, 1822. She came to Goshen in 1839 and had since resided here. She was married John L. Crary July 17, 1851, who died Sept. 25, 1889. Four children were born to this union, John W., Wm. E., Chas. G., and Mary Jane. One son, Charles, is the only survivor of the family. Deceased also leaves a sister, Mrs. Martha Mayfield of this city. Mrs. Crary joined the Methodist church when she was fifteen years of age and has in all the intervening years lived a consistent Christian life. The funeral will occur Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, from the residence, Rev. C. C. Cissell officiating. Interment will be at Oak Ridge cemetery.
(Goshen Daily News-Times February 14, 1902 Contributed by Peggy Thompson )

Rigby
(Goshen Dairy Democrat - September 30,1903)
Mrs. David Rigby died at the Elkhart Sanitarium yesterday, aged 61 years, 3 months and 14 days. She is survived by her husband, her son. Edwin Rigby. who is the son of her first husband, who was a brother of her second husband.

James Alcorn, many years a resident of Cleveland township, died at his home in East Elkhart, July 17, 1804;

The infant child of Clyde Kyle East Jackson street was buried Sunday at 3 p. m.
Date: 1904-10-10;  Paper: Elkhart Daily Review

Rarely has a funeral so far from Elkhart as Adamsville been attended by so many townspeople as was that of David Reed on Sunday. Mr. Reed was highly esteemed by his neighbors and well and favorably known in Elkhart. His funeral was attended by an unusually large assemblage.
Date: 1904-10-10;  Paper: Elkhart Daily Review

Aaron C. Shaffer, aged 43, died at the home of his brother, Mail Carrier Newton Shaffer, No. 615 Eighth street, at 5 a. rn. today of a complication of diseases, he having been an invalid for several months. He is survived by three children. Nora, Ray and Henry, who are in DeKalb, Ill. his father and a brother of this city and a divorced wife. The funeral will be conducted at the house at 2 p. m. Tuesday.
Date: 1904-10-10;  Paper: Elkhart Daily Review

Hal Toms of Goshen died of typhoid fever at, 3 o'clock This morning. His wife is critically ill of the same disease and their little son is also sick. Mr. Toms was 35 years of age and a member of the Knights of Pythias and the Woodmen of the World. His funeral will be held a: 2 p. m. Wednesday. He lived in Elkhart several months about five years ago. being then connected with the local office of the United States Express Co. returning to Goshen when promcred to the agency there.
Date: 1904-10-10;  Paper: Elkhart Daily Review

Claude White Dead of Typhoid Pneumonia
Probably Best Known Young Negro In Town Falls Quick Victim To Disease
Claude White, probably . the best known young negro in Elkhart, died at 11 o'clock this morning of heart failure brought on by typhoid-pneumonia. While "Whitey," as he was known, complained of ill-health at various times during the summer his death occasions surprise   as all of his acquaintances thought that his powerful constitution would pull him through.
White, who was but little more than 21 years old was an athlete of marked ability. Although a fair baseball player, his greatest reputation was as a football player.. He played on the old Indian eleven and also on several smaller teams in Michigan.
His love for the game was probably the indirect cause of his death. Against the .advice of friends he insisted on going to the game October 23 between the Astors and the Polish. Athletic Club of South: Bend. Here he contracted a cold which settled on his lungs and ultimately brought about his death.  He fought off the disease as long as possible but was compelled to take to bed last Wednesday. , He was somewhat better this morning and was sitting on the edge of the bed at the home of his parents in the rear of the elder White's barber shop, 120 West Jackson street, when the end came. His mother who was in the next room heard him when he fell to the floor and ran to his assistance. When she reached his side he was frothing at the moutlf. Dr. Frink was summoned but the end came before the arrival of the physician.
Young White was a barber by trade but since the Truth fire in January he had been employed as night watchman at the Truth. Besides his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Allan White, he is survived by a sister, Nora..Funeral arrangements have not been made.
Date: 1904-11-03; Paper: Elkhart Weekly Truth

Claude White's Funeral Tomorrow.
The funeral of Claude White who died suddenly yesterday will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the house, 120 West Jackson street-
WAS NOT A NEGRO
Father of Claude  White  Says He Came of Arabian Descent.
The death of Claude White develops the fact that instead of being a negro as has been supposed, generally he was of mixed, descent, having Arabian, Indian, French and Italian blood in his veins. His father, Allan White, submits the.following to back up his statement: "Claude White's father was born in Green Isle, Arabia, and his mother in America. His father's father was born in Italy and and his father's mother in Arabia. His mother's father was a Frenchman and his mother's mother an Indian."
Date: 1904-11-03; Paper: Elkhart Weekly Truth

Dead at Grand Rapids.
Frank Biggs, who was formerly employed in the blacksmith shop of the Elkhart Carriage & Harness Co., died yesterday morning at 10:20 at Grand Rapids, after a long illness of Bright's disease. The body will be brought here for burial. The funeral arrangements have not yet been made.
Date: 1904-11-03; Paper: Elkhart Weekly Truth

OLD LAKE SHORE EMPLOYE DEAD OF HEART FAILURE
John Van Vlick  Middagh,  Aged 79 Years, Who Was Once a Passenger Conductor.
John Van Vlick Middagh; aged 79 years, an employe of the[Lake Shore for more than 40 years, was found dead in bed at 6:10 o'clock yesterday morning in his room in Richard Denzig's home, 153 State street, was due to heart trouble with which Mr. Middagh had been bothered for some time.
Mrs. Denzig called Mr. Middagh yesterday morning for breakfast. When he did not answer she became alarmed and called her husband, who forced an entrance into the room. Mr. Middagh was found leaning over tie edge of the bed. A vessel had been drawn from underneath. It appears that he was trying to vomit when death came. Dr. Short, who was summoned, said that he had been dead for several hours.
At one time Mr. Middagh was a passenger conductor for the Lake Shore but for several years he had been target man at the Prairie street crossing. He had intended to remove to Michigan in two weeks to live with a sister, his only close relative. Mrs. Mary Scott and Mrs. Charles Melcher of this city are half sisters to Mr. Middagh.
Mr. Middagh was conductor on the first Lake Shore train on which Mr. Charies Walley ever rode from Mishawaka to Elkhart. This was 33 years ago. The remains are being held at Walley's until word is received from his sister.
Funeral of Mr. Middagh.
The remains of J. Van Vliek Midagh were shipped yesterday to Ionia. Mich. the home of his sister. Funeral services .were held at Ionia today.
Date: 1904-11-03; Paper: Elkhart Weekly Truth

George Fergison Dying
George A Fergison, a resident of this city for 45 years, is dying at his home on Oakland avenue of kidney trouble, which has been an enemy of the patient sufferer for years. Dr. Lockwood has given up all hopes of his recovery. The family are doing all they can to relieve his pain while life lasts for they know that the light of life must soon fade out into the sad silence and darkness of death.
Date: 1904-11-03; Paper: Elkhart Weekly Truth

Republican Candidate Drops Dead
Jacob B. Crossman, township assessor of Elkhart township, and candidate for re-election. dropped dead in his home in Goshen this morning. He was 67 years old. The name of Daniel M. Bowser has been placed on the ballot.
Date: 1904-11-03; Paper: Elkhart Weekly Truth

Mrs.  Roland Cole Dead
Mrs. Roland Cole, aged 32 years, died of consumption  at 7:30 o'clock last night at her home at 515 Maple street. Besides her husband and four children she is survived by a sister. Mrs. John Steffel of South Bend and two brothers. Augustave Haslanger and Frank Haslanger of South Bend. Funeral arrangements have not been made.
Date: 1904-11-03; Paper: Elkhart Weekly Truth

GEORGE FERGISON DEAD
Well  Known Resident Dead After Long Illness with Bright's Disease.
George A. Fergison aged 63 years, died of Bright's disease at 2:15 o'clock today at his home, just west of Wolf's Addition. He had suffered with Bright's Disease at various times during the last ten years. He once conducted a saloon at 400 St. Joe street, but for three years had been farming. He is survived by a wife and several children, among whom are Harry, Eugene, Llewellyn, Miss Martha and Miss Gertrude.
Date: 1904-11-03; Paper: Elkhart Weekly Truth

Died of Cholera Infantum.
Clair Ivan Stufzman, the two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Stutsman. 519 1-2 Lexington avenue, died of cholera infantum at 6:10 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The remains were shipped to Wauseon. this morning. The funeral will he held at Wanseon some time tomorrow.
Date: 1904-11-03; Paper: Elkhart Weekly Truth

Died of Brain Abscess.
Ralph C Shook, the three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Shook of 120 Cleveland avenue, died of abscess of the brain at 6:10 o'clock this morning. Funeral arrangements have not been made.
Date: 1904-11-03; Paper: Elkhart Weekly Truth

Mrs. Viola Shinn Musser died at Clark Hospital at 6:30. p. m. Wednesday, and the funeral will be held Friday, with services at the home of: her foster mother, Mrs. Joseph Dillan, No. 514 Goshen avenue. at 2 p. m., Rev. W. W. Denham of the First Christian church officiating. Mrs. Musser, who is the wife of Joseph Musser, is survied by two little boys, Oscar and Forest, besides her brothers. George. Allen and David Shinn, and a sister. Mrs. Jennie Wild in an of Marshall county. Iowa. Allen Shinn is in Plattville, Wis., and George is in the same state. Mrs. Musser was adopted by Mrs. Dillon when eight years cf age. her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Shinn. having died.
Date: 1905-05-25;  Paper: Elkhart Daily Review

Katherine, three-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. McCastland of No. 510 South Sixth street. died of brain fever at 6 p. m. Wednesday, and the interment will take place in Chicago. A short service was held by Rev. Fr. Labonte this afternoon and the funeral party will go to Chicago on the 6 p. m. train today.
Date: 1905-05-25;  Paper: Elkhart Daily Review

Samuel J. Shrock of Nappanee died last Monday, aged sixty-three years. He was a well known saw-mill owner after coming to Nappanee in 1875. Five years ago he lost one leg in an accident, and since then had been in failing health.
Date: 1905-05-25;  Paper: Elkhart Daily Review

The remains of Arthur Chilson of this city, who was killed by electricity at South Bend, were taken to Vermontville. Mich., by his father, N. C. Chilson, this morning.
Date: 1905-05-25;  Paper: Elkhart Daily Review

Mrs. Daniel (Alma) Stutsman of four miles west of Goshen died on Tuesday, aged fifty-three. Funeral Friday aflernoon at the residence of a daughter, Mrs. O. L. Weatherhead of Goshen, .
Date: 1905-05-25;  Paper: Elkhart Daily Review

Mortuary Record
(Goshen Daily News Times - December 12,1905)
Isaiah Rush, aged 77 years, who claims to be the first white child born in Elkhart county, died at the Clark hospital in Elkhart at 8 p.m. Sunday. He had wandered to town Sunday from his home three miles southwest of Elkhart where he lived alone. His twin sister, Mrs. Alford Faar. and a daughter by his second marriage, Mrs. Charles Stewart of Wakarusa, survive. He was married four times.

Franklin Pletcher of Olive township died Friday, aged forty-five. His wife and five children survive. Funeral at the Christian church In Wakarusa at 10 a. m. Sunday.
The Elkhart Review Aug 12, 1905

Jonathan Crist of Bowersville. Minn., father of Henry Crist and Mrs. J. C. Senator of this city, died Friday. Henry Crist started for his bedside several days ago.
The Elkhart Review Aug 12, 1905

Mrs. Viola Shinn Musser died at Clark Hospital at 6:30. p. m. Wednesday, and the funeral will be held Friday, with services at the home of: her foster mother, Mrs. Joseph Dillan, No. 514 Goshen avenue. at 2 p. m., Rev. W. W. Denham of the First Christian church officiating. Mrs. Musser, who is the wife of Joseph Musser, is survied by two little boys, Oscar and Forest, besides her brothers. George. Allen and David Shinn, and a sister. Mrs. Jennie Wild in an of Marshall county. Iowa. Allen Shinn is in Plattville, Wis., and George is in the same state. Mrs. Musser was adopted by Mrs. Dillon when eight years cf age. her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Shinn. having died.
Date: 1905-05-25;  Paper: Elkhart Daily Review

Katherine, three-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. McCastland of No. 510 South Sixth street. died of brain fever at 6 p. m. Wednesday, and the interment will take place in Chicago. A short service was held by Rev. Fr. Labonte this afternoon and the funeral party will go to Chicago on the 6 p. m. train today.
Date: 1905-05-25;  Paper: Elkhart Daily Review

Mrs. Eliza.Stafford Dead.
Mrs. Eliza Catherine Stafford died this morning at 3 o'clock  at her home, 618 . Harrison  street. The cause of her death was cancer with which she had been troubled for a loner time. She was 60 years and 14 days old  nd leaves a husband, W.Q. Stafford who.is a Lake Shore engineer: one sister, Mrs. Edith Baker .of Anderson; and three brothers, Thomas, James and Emanuel Huff, all  of White Pigeon.
The funeral will be held at the house Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Light will have charge. At 11 o'clock Saturday forenoon the remains will be shipped to Hudson, Mich., for burial.
Date: 1905-09-07; Paper: Elkhart Truth

Child Found in Cistern.
Elkhart,  Ind.,  Jan.  10.—Four-year- old Lydia Stencil was found drowned in a cistern here by the mother.
Date: 1906-01-10; Paper: Elkhart Truth

BURNED TERRIBLY AND WILL DIE
Agonized Girl Dashes About, Fanning Flames   Into   Fury   Despite the Efforts of Neighbors.
Little Gladys Smith died at 2:35 o'clock this afternoon.
With the lower part of her body and her abdomen badly burned, little six-year-old Gladys M; Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Smith of 416 Sherman street, is suffering agony with almost sure death awaiting her. The burns are the result of an accident at 5" o'clock yesterday afternoon, the exact circumstances of which are unknown to her parents and the neighbors.
Little Gladys was playing in the Smith back yard with two little Mabash girls about her age. .Her companions say she got hold of a match and lit a piece of paper which circled around her and set fire to her dress at the back and almost immediately she was in flames. The child started to run, first going to the home of Mrs. Clark Delo across the road, then to the home of Mrs. William Mabash. ,who was unable to hold her. From there the little tot, enveloped in flames, continued her flight down Sherman street a short distance, where she was caught by Harry Clement, who threw a carpet over her and partially smothered the fire. She pulled away from him and ran back to Mrs. Delo,who tore off the remaining clothes and saved the child from farther burns.  After she was carried home, several doctors were summoned and did what they could, but say there is no hope for. recovery.   .
The child's legs and the lower part of the trunk are terribly burned. This morning she was conscious and seemed to be resting somewhat easier. Mrs. Delo says that when Gladys first appeared she could not see her because the child was surrounded so completely by smoke.
Date: 1906-08-14; Paper: Elkhart Truth

Miss  Anna. Voekel, daughter of John M. Voekel of South Bend is dead at the age of 16 years.
Date: 1906-08-14; Paper: Elkhart Truth

Daniel Snyder of South Bend was overcome by heat yesterday afternoon and fell dead. He was 67 years of age and had been in poor health for some time.
Date: 1906-08-14; Paper: Elkhart Truth

Christopher Rochstroh, for 21 years a resident of South Bend died at St. Joseph's hospital in that city Sunday at the age of 5 years. Besides his wife he leaves seven children.
Date: 1906-08-14; Paper: Elkhart Truth

Asbury Lindley, a pioneer resident of St. Joseph County, died Saturday evening at his home in Lindley of Bright's disease. He was 76 years of age, and is survived by a wife and seven children.
Date: 1906-08-14; Paper: Elkhart Truth

John S. Bays, a well known lawyer and promoter of Sullivan, Ind., died yesterday morning from cancer of the liver. He had been suffering from the disease for six months, and had been out West in search of health, but to no avail. A widow and three sons, Lee, Harold and Fred survive. .
Mr. Bays was born in Greene county in 1850 and was graduated from the law school of Indiana University in 1870. He came to this county in 1874 He was.a democratic member of the Southern Indiana Hospital Board, having been appointed by Governor Kanly. He was a member of the Elks and Odd Fellows. Mr. Bays promoted the Indiana Coal Combine.
Date: 1906-08-14; Paper: Elkhart Truth

The infant child of Solomon Thomas of Nappanee died of lockjaw.
Date: 1906-08-23;  Paper: Elkhart Daily Review

Benedict Miller died  at the home of his son. John Miller of Middlebury, Wednesday, aged seventy-eight. He and his wife were there visiting, having come from Albany, Ore.
Date: 1906-08-23;  Paper: Elkhart Daily Review

Joseph Malotte of Nappanee died Monday, aged fifty-three, leaving wife and three daughters.
Date: 1906-08-23;  Paper: Elkhart Daily Review

Mrs. Catherine McCary of near Goshen died Tuesday evening, aged ninety.
Date: 1906-08-23;  Paper: Elkhart Daily Review

Samuel J. Shrock
of Nappanee died last Monday, aged sixty-three years. He was a well known saw-mill owner after coming to Nappanee in 1875. Five years ago he lost one leg in an accident, and since thou had been in failing health.
Date: 1905-05-25;  Paper: Elkhart Daily Review

Mrs. Daniel (Alma) Stutsman of four miles west of Goshen died on Tuesday, aged fifty-three. Funeral Friday aflernoon at the residence of a daughter, Mrs. O. L. Weatherhead of Goshen, .
Date: 1905-05-25;  Paper: Elkhart Daily Review

Casper Dembufsky; the well known dry goods merchant and; the oldest active business man in Goshen, died Wednesday afternoon of uremic poisoning. He was in his seventy-second- year. He came to this country over fifty-five years ago and had been a resident of Goshen for forty-three years. He is survived by his wife and eight children.
Date: 1906-08-23;  Paper: Elkhart Daily Review

Joseph Malotte of Nappanee died Monday, aged fifty-three, leaving wife and three daughters.
Date: 1906-08-23;  Paper: Elkhart Daily Review

Mrs. Catherine McCary of near Goshen died Tuesday evening, aged ninety.
Date: 1906-08-23;  Paper: Elkhart Daily Review

BAD LUCK ALL DAY AND   IT CULMINATED   IN HENRY KRONK'S DEATH.
Well-Known  Citizen of Wakarusa Meets Tragic Fate in Woods Just South of Elkhart, Monday.
A limb falling from a tree in the timber lands of Daniel Keff, four miles south of Elkhart near the Oakland avenue road, instantly killed Henry Kronk of Wakarusa, between 4 and 5 o'clock Monday afternoon.
"Don't cut down that tree, let's stop work, we've been having bad luck all day," remarked Mr. Kronk to his son, Ozark Kronk, aged twenty-five, and another young man named Cook, as he sat down on a log near the free designated, and began to file his saw, which, with other things, had given trouble during the day. The young men, however, being ambitious to prosecute the work of felling the timber, proceeded with their chopping, and under the continued jarring of their axes a deadened limb broke from the tree and fell upon Mr. Kronk. His neck was broken and his skull fractured, and he died instantly, before the horrified eyes of the young men. He never moved after his body toppled over on the ground. Coroner Dewey was called, and gave permission to have the body taken to the grief-stricken home In Wakarusa. That community was shocked, for Mr. Kronk was an old and highly esteemed citizen. The deceased, who was fifty-five years of age, had lived in that vicinity all his life. He was the son of Jacob Kronk and the brother of Deputy Recorder J. W. Kronk. His wife and three sons survive him. He was an active member of the Dunkard church. A. number of relatives reside in Elkhart. Coroner Dewey and Attorney R A. Baker went to "Wakarusa this forenoon to take the depositions of witnesses.
Date: 1907-11-20;  Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review

Claude, twelve year-old son of William Dole of near Middlebury, died of appendicitis today.
Date: 1907-11-09;  Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review

Mrs. Otis Emnons, .twenty-three years of age, died at Nappanee October 30 of typhoid fever. A, husband and three young children survive, the youngest being but three months old.
Date: 1907-11-09;  Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review

Mrs. John M. Whitehead of one mile west of New Paris died of a spinal trouble this morning, aged sixty-nine years. Her husband, to whom she was married forty-nine years ago, and two sons and three daughters survive.
Date: 1907-11-09;  Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review

Louis Schmidt who was taken from his room at No. 601 1/2 South Main street to Clark Hospital Wednesday, suffering from pneumonia, died at the hospital at 9 a. m. today. He was born in Germany sixty-six years ago and had been a resident of Elkhart since 1893, coming here from Akron, Ohio, where he had been a prosperous merchant at one time. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias lodge at Akron, but whether in good standing now is not known. He has insurance in the order. Mr. Schmidt is survived by brothers, Herman and Louis Schmidt, and sister, Mrs. Emily Emler, of Pine City, Minn., and nephews of this city. The remains will be taken to the home of his nephew, J. P. Kiefer, No. 140 Division street, where funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday, conducted by Rev. J. H. Breish of the First Evangelical church.
Date: 1907-11-09;  Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review

Deaths:
Julius Carr 80
July 12th 1907 Middlebury Independent Newspaper

Deaths:
George D. Mather 48. youngest son of David B. Mather
Eight month old son of Mr. & Mrs. Edgar Edwards died from eating cough tablets fed to him by 2 year old brother.
July 19th 1907 Middlebury Independent Newspaper

Death:
Mrs. Abraham (Polly) Schrock 74, ten children, seven survive.
August 2nd 1907 Middlebury Independent Newspaper

Death:
William R. Showalter, 52
August 23rd 1907 Middlebury Independent Newspaper

Deaths:
John. 12 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Thomas in Walmer Cemetery James Nihart. 69
September 13th 1907 Middlebury Independent Newspaper

Death
Jonathan R. Mather, 86 Brother of late David B. Mather
September 27th 1907 Middlebury Independent Newspaper

Deaths
Miss Sarah Schwin, 46
J. Edson Short 60
October 4th 1907 Middlebury Independent Newspaper

Jacob Wagener of South Bend, aged ninety, died Saturday of injuries received when he was struck by a street car, Thursday.
Date: 1908-01-14; Paper: Elkhart Daily Review

Mrs. Willis Hoffman of Etna Green fell dead at noon Saturday, while attempting to communicate with her husband by telephone, to inform him that she had been taken ill. Hifman was in Warsaw as a witness in a divorce case.
Date: 1908-01-14; Paper: Elkhart Daily Review

Homer Gunnett, aged seventeen, one of six victims of a coasting accident at Kalamazoo last Friday night, died Saturday  morning. Gunnett sat in front steering when the sled, running on glaring ice, got beyond his control and crashed into a tree. Roy Brooks, Delbert and Earl Martin, Arthur Hunkers and Charles Garrison were also injured. Gunnett was an instructor in manual training in the public schools.
Date: 1908-01-14; Paper: Elkhart Daily Review

Charles Clifton, the nineteen-month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Dilman died.
Date: 1908-09-05;  Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review

Mrs. Christian (Maria) March of Goshen died on Monday evening, aged seventy-six.
Date: 1908-09-05;  Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review

Mrs. (Prof.) N. E. Byers of Goshen, who formerly lived in this city, is mourning the death of her father, mother and sister, all of whom died within the last five days at Sterling,Ill. Death in each case was due to ptomaine poisoning. The parents were Mr. and Mrs. Adam LeFevre and the sister was Miss Ida LeFevre. Howard Striebly of near Syracuse, aged forty-five, was found dead in his home.
Date: 1908-09-05;  Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review

Mrs. Mary Uplingen Kreider, a resident of Elkhart for thirty-one years died at her home, No. 311 Middlebury street, on Friday afternoon,  after an illness of several weeks, due chiefly to advanced age and the  sudden death of her son, Jacob Kreider, which took place on September 27 last. Mrs. Kreider had been a widow fourteen years. Her husband was Frank Kreider, to whom she was married in 1851. Her birth took place on May 17, 1831, in Union county, Pennsylvania.—Eight children were born to her, and the following are the survivors: Mrs. H, C. Shafer of Jefferson township, John F. Kreider of Logansport and Mrs. Isaac Kessler, Newton H. Kreider, Mrs, Robert J. Burns, Mrs. D. H. Rutter and Mrs. Albert Warner, all of Elkhart. There are also eighteen grand-children and six great granchildren. The funeral service will be conducted by Rev. J. H. Breish of the First Evangelical church at the home at 1:30 p. m. Monday. The family requests that no flowers be sent.
Date: Wednesday, January 1, 1908   Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, IN)   Page: 7

Amanda C. Marjason of No. 2001 Lane avenue died at 4:10 a. m. today of heart disease. She was forty years of age, having-been born on July 6, 1867, and Is survived by a husband Thomas B. Marjason; children, Leslie, Gertrude, Thomas, Selma, Mildred, Dora and Pauline; sisters, Mrs. Tillie Anderson and Mrs. Elizabeth Corgill of Marlett, Mich., and Mrs. Sylvia Hogen of Ottumwa, Ia., and one brother, Charles Johnson of Culbertson, Mont. The funeral will be held Tuesday at an hour not yet determined and will  be conducted by Dr. L.A. Beeks.
Date: Wednesday, January 1, 1908   Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, IN)   Page: 7

Mrs. M. Jennie Cooley Walker of Goshen, mother of T. Dart Walker, the noted artist and illustrator, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. J. D. Hebert of Goshen, at 12:50 p. m. today, after a long illness. She was born in Misbawaka sixty-seven years ago. Her husband, Charles Walker, died twenty-five years ago. The son and the sister mentioned are the only survivors. Mr. Walker is at Notre Dame University.
Date: Wednesday, January 1, 1908   Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, IN)   Page: 7

Mrs. Anna Juday of Jackson township, three miles southeast of New Paris, died at 11 o'clock last night aged ninety-two years. She was the widow of David Juday, who died thirty years ago. She is survived by two sons, Franklin and Henry Juday. The funeral will take place at the U. B. church at Solomon's creek at 11 a. m. Monday.
Date: Wednesday, January 1, 1908   Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, IN)   Page: 7

Mrs. Christina Enllers died in Santa Rosa, Cal., on November 27, aged ninety-seven years. The intelligence of her death has been but recently conveyed to her nephew, Samuel Axtell of this city. She formerly lived here, and will be remembered by some of the older residents of the city and vicinity.
Date: Wednesday, January 1, 1908   Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, IN)   Page: 7

William Donovan of near Barren Lake died of apoplexy on Thursday.
Date: Wednesday, January 1, 1908   Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, IN)   Page: 7

Mrs. John Culp of Coldwater died Saturday, aged sixty-eight.
Date: Wednesday, January 1, 1908   Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, IN)   Page: 7

Mrs. Daniel DeClute of Coldwater died Wednesday night.
Date: Wednesday, January 1, 1908   Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, IN)   Page: 7

Death of Prominent Goshen Man.
George D. Hawks, a resident of Goshen for thirty-nine years, and a member of the Goshen Milling Co., the Hawks Electric Co., the Hawks Coal & Wood Co., and the Goshen Hydraulic Go.t died on Sunday after an illness of some. time. He was also superintendent of the milling company's plant.Mr. Hawks was born in Pittsford N. Y., in 1841. He is survived by his wife; son, Harvey A. Hawks of Goshen; and daughters, Mrs. M. L. Swinehart of Lagrange and Mrs. W E. Gortner of Las Vegas, N. M. The funeral will be held at 2:30 p. m. Tuesday. Mr. Hawks was a cousin of County Councilman F. E. C. Hawks of Goshen and Dwight Hawks, the well-known Goshen druggist, as well as of several other well-known Goshenites of that name.
Date: Wednesday, January 1, 1908   Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, IN)   Page: 7

Death of the Venerable Martin Stuckman
(no newspaper given - Date was 11 May 1909)
The venerable Martin Stuckman, the oldest man in Elkhart County, died at the homestead in Union Township about 11 o'clock Monday. May 11th. at the age of 93 years. 9 months, and 3 days. The funeral takes place this forenoon at Union Center, where the interment will also be made by DeWitt and Kensinger.
Deceased was born in Bedford County. Pa., July 13. 1810, his parents, George and Christiana Stuckman, moved to Stark County. Ohio, when he was 13 years of age. They came to Elkhart County from Crawford county. Oh., in 1836. With the exception of a few years, when the family owned the southeast quarter of Section 23. deceased made his home on the farm known as the Stuckman homestead where resides one of his sons - John Stuckman.
He is survived by four sons and two daughters, viz: George. John Henry, and Rev. Peter Stuckman, and Dr. Brumbaugh's wife, and Mrs. John Hunsicker. of Fischer. North Dakota.
This is the family by his first wife, Martha Elson whom he married in 1837. His second wife was Ellen Shane, to whom he was married in 1866.

From Saturday's Dally Review.
Mrs. Annie Carlson died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hulda Magnuson of No. 900 Mason street,: at 8:30 a. m. today.   She was born in Sweden on March 24, 1833. Surviving her are sons, Robert and Axel: of Chicago, and daughters, Mrs. Josephine Gustafson of Denver and Mrs.Magnuson, at whose home she died,  Funeral services will be held at the Swedish Lutheran church at 2 p. m. Monday by Rev. P. A. Bonander.
The Elkhart Weekly Report Oct. 13, 1909

Mrs. Mary Farrell, mother of Mrs.R. T. Proctor, died at her home in Toledo this morning, aged seventy. The funeral will be held in Toledo at 9 a. m. Monday and will be attended by Mr. and Mrs. Proctor, Senator R. E. Proctor and wife and Misses Mary and Miriam Proctor of this city. She is survived by one sou and two daughters.
The Elkhart Weekly Report Oct. 13, 1909

The remains of Charles Alward, who died here at noon on Friday as the result of an accident in which he lost his right leg, Thursday night, were taken to his home in South Bend on a special car at 7 p. m. Thursday.
The Elkhart Weekly Report Oct. 13, 1909

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Murray were called to Burr Oak on Wednesday on account of the sudden death of Mrs. Murray's father. The remains were taken to Quincy, Mich., for burial. Mr. and Mrs. Murray returned home last Friday.
The Elkhart Weekly Report Oct. 13, 1909

(From Monday's Daily Review.)
Mrs. Ulrika Paulson died   at the Augustana Hospital, Chicago, at 1 a.m. Sunday,  aged  forty  years. The body arrived here at noon today and was  taken to the home.    No. 805 Eleventh street.   Mrs. Paulson was taken to the Chicago hospital several weeks ago after local physicians had decided that they could not do anything for her.   Her husband, Charles Paulson, was with her at the time of her death.   Surviving her are the husband; sons. Nelson P., Edgar G. and Carl P. Paulson;  daughters, Vanda O. and    Ruth V. Paulson; mother, Mrs.    Kerster    Johnson; brothers, Charles, Prank and Albert Johnson. All   of  these  children,  mother and brothers  reside  in   this   city. One sister is living in Denmark.
The Elkhart Weekly Report Oct. 13, 1909

From Tuesday's Daily Review
Mrs. L. D. Partridge of Mishowaka, who moved to that city from Elkhart fifteen years ago, died at 4:30 p. m. Monday, passing away very suddenly. Her maiden name was Ella Galloway, and she was married to Mr. Partridge in Adrian, Mich., on March 4, 1877. Surviving her besides Mr, Partride are two daughters, Elsie M. Partridge and Ethelyn G. Partridge and W. H. Partridge of Mishawaka; one sister, Mrs. F. R. Perry of Adrian, and her mother, Mrs. J. Galloway of the same city. Interment will be made at Adrian.
The Elkhart Weekly Report Oct. 13, 1909

Solomon Pepple of Goshen, aged fifty-one years, died at 7:35 p. m. Monday after suffering six years from tuberculosis. He was a farmer, and moved to Union township at the age of nineteen years. Last fall he moved to Goshen. He is survived by his widow, two sons and a daughter. Funeral at 8:30 a. m. Thursday from the residence and at 11 o'clock at Union Center church.
The Elkhart Weekly Report Oct. 13, 1909

The remains of Raymond S. Ott, five-year-old son of Daniel Ott, who died in Spokane, Wash., on May 18, last, of scarlet fever, arrived here this morning and were buried in Grace Lawn at 2 p. m. with a short service at the grave by Rev. J. L. Kimmel of the Goshen avenue Brethren church.
The Elkhart Weekly Report Oct. 13, 1909

The funeral of Mrs. Charles Paulson will be held at the Swedish Lutheran church at 2 p. m. Wednesday, Rev. P. A. Bonander officiating. Burial will be in Grace Lawn.
The Elkhart Weekly Report Oct. 13, 1909

Mrs. Duncan Hunt of New Carlisle died on Monday, aged seventy-two.
The Elkhart Weekly Report Oct. 13, 1909

Emil Behling of South Bend died Saturday night, aged twenty-five.
The Elkhart Weekly Report Oct. 13, 1909

Miss Vera Gardner of South Bend died Monday. aged twenty-nine.
The Elkhart Weekly Report Oct. 13, 1909

Mrs. Helen Hatch of South Bend (died Monday, aged eighty-one.
The Elkhart Weekly Report Oct. 13, 1909

William J. Slattery of South Bend died Monday, aged forty-two.
The Elkhart Weekly Report Oct. 13, 1909

Ed Yaste of Goshen died Sunday, aged fifty-four.
The Elkhart Weekly Report Oct. 13, 1909

Eliza E. Hibsham, formerly of Elkhart, died this afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ellen E. Bliss, in South Bend. Death was due to Bright*s disease. Mrs. Hibsham was 74 years old and is survived by a number of children. The body will be brought here Monday afternoon for burial in Grace Lawn cemetery about 3 o'clock.
Date: 1909-05-01; Paper: Elkhart Truth

Mrs. Elizabeth Scott of Goshen died Wednesday, aged seventy-four.
Date: 1909-10-23;  Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review

Mrs. Maggie Fergus of No. 1006 Michigan street died at 8:45 p. m. Thursday, of cancer of the stomach. She was born in Ohio on February 11, 1848. Surviving her are the husband, Richard H. Fergus; sons, Harry, Roy and Millard, all of this city; daughters, Mrs. Clara Shaffstall of Reading:, Pa., and Mrs. Annie Kendall of Breckenridgt, Mich.; brothers, William and Joseph Chambers of Piqua, Ohio, and sisters, Mrs. Maria Tresier of San Francisco, Mrs. Mary Umphrey of Muncie, and Mis. Sarah Hiley and Mrs. Louise Lawrence of Piqua.
Date: 1909-10-23;  Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review

Sister Raymond, who had been connected with the St. Mary's Academy, died Wednesday, after a long illness, aged sixty-nine.
Date: 1909-10-23;  Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review

Harold, seven-year-old son of M. A. Cotherman of Goshen, died at 7:30 a. m. today of inflammation of the bowels.
Date: 1909-10-23;  Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review

Eli Lusher died in his rooms over the Smith drug store at 12 o'clock today, of pneumonia. His exact age is not known but supposed to be about seventy. He had been a resident of this city since before the war and was a member of the One Hundredth regiment. He attended the recent reunion of the regiment at Kendallville and came home indisposed but did not take to his bed until Friday. He was a member of Elmer Post and his funeral will be looked after by this organization. The body was removed to Stephens &, Baker's morgue. He is survived by one brother, John Lusher, of Minneapolis.
The funeral of Eli Lusher will be held at the Stephens & Baker chapel at 2:30 p. m. Sunday, Rev. F. T. Simpson officiating. Elmer Post will have charge and members are requested to meet at their hall at 1 p. m. He will he buried in Grace Lawn by the side of his daughter, Matie, who died eighteen years ago. It was Mr. Lusher's request that he be buried near the daughter, whose mother, now married to another, resides in Chicago. On Wednesday Mr. Lusher had D. M. Best draw a will making his housekeeper, Ella O'Neil, his sole legatee after his funeral expenses were paid, the testator stating that he had no debts. His estate consists of personal effects, furniture and several hundred dollars in bank. C. T. Greene is named as executor.
Date: 1909-10-23;  Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review

Cora C. Ort died  at her home, No. 1601 Morton avenue, at 3:20 p. m. Tuesday, after a protracted illness which began last summer with typhoid fever and was followed by a valvular heart weakness, which terminated in death. The deceased was born on February 17, 1883, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Diehl of Cleveland township. She is survived by the husband, William H. Ort; nineteen-month-old son, Robert; parents; brother, William O. Diehl, and sisters, "Mrs. Ella Kuntz, Mrs. Edna Powden and Miss Alma Diehl, all residing in or near Elkhart. The remains may be seen at the house up to 1 p. in. Friday. Funeral services will be held at Grace Lutheran church by the pastor, Rev. F. A. Dressell, at 2 p. m. Friday. Burial will be in Grace Lawn.
Date: 1909-10-23;  Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review

The funeral of George W. Murphy will be held at the home. No. 1010 Marion street, at 1 p. m. Thursday, Rev. P. A. Dressell of Grace Lutheran church officiating. The Knights of Pythias will be in charge of the funeral. Burial will be in Grace Lawn. The Knights will meet in Castle Hall at 12:30 p. m., and will proceed to the home, accompanied by the Pythian Sisters.
Date: 1909-10-23;  Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review

Reita B. Brown died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brown of No. 802 Bower street, at 2 a. m. today of double pneumonia after an illness of two weeks. The deceased was born on May 16, 1893.
She is survived by her parents and one sister, Maude, fifteen years old. The funeral arrangements have not been made but it will not be held before Saturday.
Date: 1909-10-23;  Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review

The funeral of Mrs. John T. Wellner will be held at the home, No. 106 Tipton street, at 2 p. m. Friday. The sermon will be preached by Rev. J. E. Grimes, presiding elder of the Elkhart district of the U. B. church.
Date: 1909-10-23;  Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review

The funeral of Mrs. Lincoln Proctor will be held at the home, No. 106 North Main street, at 2:30 p. m. Thursday, Rev. A. U. Ogilvie of the Congregational church officiating. Burial will be in Grace Lawn.
Date: 1909-10-23;  Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review

Mrs. Christian (Maria) March of Goshen died on Monday evening, aged seventy-six.
Date: 1908-09-05;  Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review

Charles Clifton, the nineteen-month- old son of Mr. and Mrs. Dilman Rickert of Nappanee, died Monday.
Date: 1908-09-05;  Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review


1910's

The body of the late Fred Goode, a former Elkhartman, who died at Patoskey, Mich., last Monday, arrived at noon today, accompanied by Mrs. Goode and daughter. Interment was made in Grace Lawn cemetery.
Date: 1911-02-03; Paper: Elkhart Truth

Mrs. Christian Connor, 52, died at her home in Goshen last Thursday morning,
The Independent Middlebury Indiana Friday November 20, 1914

Mrs. George McMasters, 58, died at her home in Elkhart, Saturday
The Independent Middlebury Indiana Friday November 20, 1914

Goshen, Ind. Nov. 28 -- Mrs. John M. Berkey of Goshen, wife of a retired farmer, today received a War Department message informing her that her adopted son, Merl J. White, an infantryman, was killed in action in France Nov. 4. Indianapolis Star, Friday November 29, 1918 Transcribed by K. Torp

Helen Johnson
Helen, two - year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Johnson, 1433 Kran street, died this, afternoon at 2:30  of cholera infantum. The child was; taken ill yesterday
Date: 1916-05-27; Paper: Elkhart Truth


1920's

James E. Richards Suddenly Stricken With Fatal Heart Attack.
James E. Richards aged 79 years, who was one of the oldest surviving engineers in the old Lake Shore service, died suddenly at- 12:30 o'clock this morning at his home, 616 West Jefferson street, of heart trouble.
For the last eight years he had been employed during the summer in assisting in the care of city parks, and was so engaged all day yesterday.
After returning home and eating supper, Mr. Richards spent the evening as usual, and retired about 9:30 o'clock, without having given any indication of abnormal condition. Mrs. Richards, who slept in the same room, noticed about 11 o'clock that
Mr. Richards was nervous, his legs twitching, but took no special note of it, as he often became nervous after an especially hard day's exertion.
About 12:30, however, she was awakened by his struggles, and called his name, thinking he was having a dream. When he failed to answer or awake, she raised hia head, and, with-out opening his eyes, he gasped, and passed away.   Mrs. Richards quickly awoke other membeis of the house-hold and a doctor was summoned by telephone. .
CAME TO ELKHART 56 YEARS AGO
Mr. Rlchards was born in Ashland, Mass., January 28, 1843, and came to Elkhart in  January,  1866,  when he first entered the employ of the old Lake Shore and Michigan Southern as a fireman He was promoted to engineer in August, 1872, and was thus employed 10 years, leaving that service In 1882, when he went to North Attleboro, Mass., to care for his father who was in poor health.
In 1888 he re-entered the employ of the Lake Shore, and was given Important runs. He retired under the pension system on January 1, 1913.
Beside his second wife, Aldaretta Richards to whom he was married February 17, 1S97, he Is survived by a son, Edward   E.   Richards  of Ft. Wayne; a daughter, Mrs. Grace Deltel of Long Beach, Calif., and a step-daughter. Mrs. W. J. Shirley, who lives at the home.
The funeral will take place Friday, with services at the home at 2:30 o'clock.
Despite his advanced years. Mr. Richards retained remarkable agility.
This may be suggested by recalling that last winter he jokingly informed a Truth reporter that he was "Impatient" with "the folks at home" because they had hidden his skates to prevent his joining "young people" in their vigorous pastime on the river
Date: 1922-08-02;  Paper: Elkhart Truth

JOHN MORAN DIED FOLLOWING YEARS' ILLNESS
Well Known Building Contractor Succumbs at Home on Sycamore Street
John W. L. Moran, age 62 years, a known building contractor and a resident of Elkhart tor thirty-five years, died at his home. 116 Sycamore street, shortly after midnight, following a year's illness due to a complication of diseases, aggravated by heart and liver trouble.
Funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock Friday morning at St. Vincent's Catholic church. Rev. Fr. F. J. Jansen officiating. Interment will be made in St. Vincent's cemetery.
Mr. Moran had been in a more or less serious condition sitice last June. He became critically ill only a few days ago. His remarkable constitution prolonged his life for several days, his relatives believe.
Mr. Moran was born in Indianapolis on March 29, 1857. He came to Elkhart in 1884- and his first work here was,for the gas compaaiy.   Later he formed a partnership with F. L. Marchcesseau. After this was dissolved he began his career as a. building contractor and a number of the city's finest buildings are the result of his work. Mr. Moran also made Several local investments, among them, one in the Strubler Scale company, of which he was vice president.
Surviving are two daughters. Misses Cecilia and Katherine Moran; and the following brothers and sisters: Joseph Moran, Mrs. Samuel Perrott, Misses Kate and Agnes Moran. all of Indianapolis; Martin Moran of Oakland, Calif., and Sister M. Cecilia, a member of the Catholic sisterhood at New Orleans.
Mrs. Mary Moran, wire of the dead contractor, died in 1916.
Date: 1920-03-03; Paper: Elkhart Daily Review

GOSHEN MAN DEAD
Henry A. Letman of three miles south of Goshen died this morning aged 61 years. Death was caused by  cancer. He was a resident of Goshen for many years, then moved  to, the family home eight years ago. Surviving him are his wife, two daughters, his father, a brother and two sisters all residents of or near Goshen.
Date: 1920-01-16; Paper: Elkhart Truth

1930's

Name of Deceased: Almon O. Conley
Newspaper: Elkhart Truth
Obit: Elkhart Truth March 14, 1931, pg. 2
ALMON O. CONLEY - Almon Oscar Conley, 75, a resident of Elkhart and vicinity all his life, died at 6 o'clock this morning at his home, 346 St. Joe street, which is also the residence of a son, Norris Conley.  Death was due to an internal growth, and the patient had been confined to the bed most of the time in the last six weeks. 
Mr. Conley was the son of George W. and Sarah (Tousley) Conley, who came to Elkhart from Akron, O., in 1852.  He was born here March 2, 1856.  Before his retirement from active work about a decade ago, he was an employe of the Sidway Merchantile Co. a number of years.
Mr. Conley was twice married, and is survived by the following children in addition to the son Norris:  Miss Velda Conley, who is employed in the post office at San Francisco; Chester Conley, a machine gunner in the army and now stationed at San Francisco; Truman Conley, a petty officer in the navy now cruising between Manila and New York; Mrs. Elsie King of St. Joseph, Mich.; and Mrs. Bernice Siler of Elkhart.  There are four grandchildren.  Also surviving are a brother, Judge O.M. Conley of Elkhart, and three sisters, Mrs. Minerva Warner and Mrs. Flora Whitehead of Elkhart, and Mrs. Rosetta Holem of Mishawaka.
The burial will be in the Osceola cemetery, beside the graves of Mr. Conley's parents.
The service will be conducted at the Ed Walley funeral home, 315 West Marion street, at 3 o'clock Monday, by the Rev. E.W. Huelster of the First Congregational church.


Name of Deceased: Rosa Pletcher
County Name: Elkhart State: IN
Newspaper: Wakarusa Tribune
Submitters Name: Liz Randolph Obit: 18 Oct 1934
Miss Rosa Pletcher, 55, daughter of the late Samuel Pletcher, died at her home in Jamestown, Monday afternoon. She was born in December 22, 1878 in the same house where she died.  She had been ill several years. Surviving are a brother, Joseph, with whom she resided, a sister Mrs. George Marshall of Jamestown and a half-sister Mrs. Mary Fllenner of Elkhart.  Funeral services were held this Wednesday at 2:30 in Olive Church. Rev. Ervin Weaver, officiating.  Burial was in Olive Cemetery.

No Date
Name of Deceased: Kenneth W. Letherman
County Name: Elkhart County
State: IN
Newspaper: The Farmer's Exchange
Obit:   Kenneth W. Letherman, 79, of New Paris, died April 22 at Goshen General Hospital.  He was born Sept. 29, 1928 in St. Joseph County (Ind.).  On Feb. 5, 1949, he married Pauline Ummel.  She survives.
Mr. Letherman was a farmer and worked for 10 years at The Cutting Edge in New Paris.  He attended Nappanee Missionary Church.
Also surviving are a son, David of New Paris; a daughter, Brenda Williams of Bunch, Okla.; two sisters, Alice Letherman of Elkhart and Helen Lechlitner of Jimtown; a brother, Stanley of Washington, D.C.; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

According to SSDI he died 22 Apr 2008

Name of Deceased: Almon O. Conley
County Name: Elkhart State: IN
Newspaper: Elkhart Truth
Obit: Elkhart Truth March 14, 1931, pg. 2
ALMON O. CONLEY - Almon Oscar Conley, 75, a resident of Elkhart and vicinity all his life, died at 6 o'clock this morning at his home, 346 St. Joe street, which is also the residence of a son, Norris Conley.  Death was due to an internal growth, and the patient had been confined to the bed most of the time in the last six weeks. 
Mr. Conley was the son of George W. and Sarah (Tousley) Conley, who came to Elkhart from Akron, O., in 1852.  He was born here March 2, 1856.  Before his retirement from active work about a decade ago, he was an employe of the Sidway Merchantile Co. a number of years.
Mr. Conley was twice married, and is survived by the following children in addition to the son Norris:  Miss Velda Conley, who is employed in the post office at San Francisco; Chester Conley, a machine gunner in the army and now stationed at San Francisco; Truman Conley, a petty officer in the navy now cruising between Manila and New York; Mrs. Elsie King of St. Joseph, Mich.; and Mrs. Bernice Siler of Elkhart.  There are four grandchildren.  Also surviving are a brother, Judge O.M. Conley of Elkhart, and three sisters, Mrs. Minerva Warner and Mrs. Flora Whitehead of Elkhart, and Mrs. Rosetta Holem of Mishawaka.
The burial will be in the Osceola cemetery, beside the graves of Mr. Conley's parents.
The service will be conducted at the Ed Walley funeral home, 315 West Marion street, at 3 o'clock Monday, by the Rev. E.W. Huelster of the First Congregational church.

Elkhart, Ind--Nellie Belle Dizmang, 92, of 25949 County Road 6, Elkhart, passed away September 21, 1993, at the home of a son, Leo Brooks in Elkhart.  She had been in ill health for some time.  Employed by IXL, Goshen, Ind., she retired in 1958 after having worked there for a number of years.
She was born April 22, 1901 in Lincoln, Kan.  She was married to Earl Brooks on Dec. 14, 1919 in Maynard, (AR).  He passed away June 19, 1931.  She then married Roy L. Dixmang on October 22, 1932 at Supply, (AR).  He passed away Oct. 19, 1963.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Troy (Daphne) Ashlock of Swartz Creek, Mich., and Nadine Miller of Elkhart; two sons, LeRoy Brooks of Bristol and Leo Brooks of Elkhart; 17 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Florence Dean of Three Rivers, Mich., and Mary Cook of Goshen, Ind.; a brother, Willie Poff of Elkhart.
A son, Earl Brooks, preceded her in death on March 24, 1993; a half-brother and two brothers also preceded her in death.
Funeral was Sept. 24 at Osolo Missionary Church with Rev. Dale Turner, the pastor, officiating.  Burial was in Prairie Street Cemetery there under the direction of Westbrook-Metz-Clouse Funeral Home of Elkhart.
 --Pocahontas (AR) Star Herald, Sept. 30, 1993; submitted by Freda Roberts.



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