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LAKE COUNTY INDIANA OBITUARIES


Edgerton, Amasa
Died at Creston on Saturday, June 11th, (1910) Amasa Edgerton, the last of the four sons, Franklin, Alfred, Amos, Amasa, who came with their father, Horace Edgerton, and their three sisters, Freedom, Polly and Esther, in 1836, to become settlers at Cedar Lake. Amasa Edgerton was born, so says a record from some members of the family, in Erie County, Pennsylvania, August 6th, 1824, and so in two more months would have been 86 years of age. He has been an interested member of this association. He leaves two sons and ten grandchildren, some of whom, it is to be hoped, will come in and help fill up the broken ranks.
[Source: "Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910" - Submitted by K. Torp]

Edgerton, Jane H.
Died April 12 (1908), at Creston, Mrs. Alfred Edgerton, widow of a pioneer of 1836. She was Jane H. Scritchfield, a member of one of Lake county's very large families. She leaves five brothers, five sisters, nine children, twenty-eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. She was about 70 years of age.
["Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910" - Submitted by K. Torp]

Edgerton, Lewis
April 7, (1909) . Lewis Edgerton, of the Creston pioneer Cedar Lake family, died this day at Grass Creek, in Fulton county, and his son died a few days before his father. With these the Edgerton name, through Amos Edgerton, ends. Three daughters are living, great-granddaughters of Horace Edgerton.
[Source: "Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910" - Submitted by K. Torp]



Endres, Margaret
Mrs. Margaret Endres, mother of Mrs. J. Babbitt, died on Wednesday evening, April 14, (1909) at the home of her son, east of Crown Point. She was nearly 80 years of age, and had resided in Center township 53 years.
[Source: "Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910" - Submitted by K. Torp]


Esty, Moses
Mr. Moses M. Esty passed away from earth at the family home on Wednesday, April 22, (1908) nearly 78 years of age. ["Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910" - Submitted by K. Torp]

Etling, Susanna - aged 76 years and a resident of Crown Point , for over fifty years, died at 2:30 o'clock Sunday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. O M. E. Heintz, 2221 South Hanna street where she had made her home for the past year and three months. Mrs. Etling was born in Ahisfeld, Germany July 4, 1841 and came to The United States more than half a century ago. The decedent was a devoted member of The Lutheran church. The following four children survive Wm. C M S Heintz, Fort Wayne: Mrs. N.L. Smith and Peter Etling Crown Point and Adolph Etling, Waukegan, Wisc. Funeral services were conducted at the home of the daughter at 3:15o'clock this afternoon, after which the body was shipped to Crown Point, where interment will take place. [Date: 1918-03-18; Paper: Fort Wayne News Sentinel - Submitted by Barb Ziegenmeyer]



Etling, Wilbur
One of these sad events in Crown Point was the death of Wilbur Etling, eight years of age, who was bitten quite severely in August last by a small stray, black dog that came into his father's yard. The dog bit some others slightly and was soon after killed. He was not known to be mad. The boy was petting the dog, which had a sore foot, and, as a stray, would naturally have received kind treatment gladly. The wound which the boy received was carefully treated, and was supposed to be perfectly healed. But the boy became sick, and in November suffered intensely, and died exhibiting, as medical men supposed, symptoms of hydrophobia. The burial on Wednesday, November 8th, the services held in the Lutheran Church, the school children of Miss Edna Maynard's room attending in a body, was very pathetic. "S. S. M." in the Register says:
"No death has reached the hearts of the community in the manner that this sad taking away has. He was an unusually handsome child and possessed a very attractive personality. He was studious and manly, gentle and tender hearted."
["Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910"]


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