LAKE COUNTY INDIANA
Duel Peacemaker Killed
Hammond, Ind, Aug 24 (1926). D. Padilla, 35 was shot and killed today when he attempted to intercede in a duel being fought between D. Agala, 30 and M. Sanchez, 31. Agala shot Padilla after shooting and probably mortally wounding Sanchez. Agala was arrested. [The Milwaukee Sentinel - Aug 25, 1926 - Sub. by K.T.]
On March 23d, (1910) Mrs. A. D. Palmer, in childhood Maryetta Burch, who so recently had a postal card birthday celebration, passed out of the confines of earth. She was married January 16th, 1849. Her husband yet remains among us and her seven sons and two daughters. [Source: "Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910" - Submitted by K. T.]
Pattee, Mrs. Wesley
A copy of the following from a printed announcement sent to me by her kindred:
"Passed away at her home, Thursday, June 13, 1907, at 5 a. m., Mrs. Wesley Pattee, aged 70 years and 4 months." ["Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910" - Submitted by K. T.]
Pecher, Marie Barbara - age 87 of Hammond,
passed away Sunday, May 2, 1993. She is survived by four daughters, Elaine Ogl
esby of Hammond, Marcella
(Don) Babcock of Hammond, Corinne Mahns of Hammond and Walda (Bill) Dryer of Texas; one son, Wayne Pecher of Dyer;
17 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; four brothers, Barney Linnet of South Holland,
Alex Konopka of Hegewisch, Stephen and Frank Konopka, both of Illinois; several nieces and nephews. Preceded
in death by her husband Walter Pecher in 1988. Funeral services Wednesday, May 5th, 1:00 p.m. at the Solan Funeral
Home, 7109 Calumet Aven., Hammond with Rev. Grace Free officiating. Buria
l at Elmwood Cemetery, Hammond.
Visitation Tuesday 2:00 to 5:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Mrs. Pecher was a resident of Hammond for the past 60 years;
she was formerly employed at the Arthur Anderson Accounting Company and also Marshall Fields; member of the A.A.R.P.
[The Times; May 4, 1993; Submitter's Name: Theresa Czapla]
Died, Sunday afternoon, Dec. 3 (1906), Frederick Perry, born in 1821. Age 85 years. Children living, 5; grandchildren, 27. Mrs. Perry, who was his very faithful wife, still lives. ["Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910" - Submitted by K. T.]
Phillips, Llewelyn P. -
age 90, of Dyer, Ind., beloved husband of Hazel; devoted father Llewelyn (June), David (Mildred) and Rev. Albert
Phillips; grandfather of 10; great-grandfather of 14. Funeral services Tuesday, June 28, 10 a.m. from the First
United Presbyterian Church of Dyer, with Rev. James Uttley officiating. Interment Mount Hope Cemetery, Chicago.
Friends may call the Fagen-Miller Funeral Home, 1920 Hart St., Dyer, Ind., Sunday, 7 to 10 p.m. and Monday, 2 to
5 and 7 to 10 p.m. [1983-06-27 Chicago Tribune]
Contributed by Kim Torp
Died at 2 p. m. Monday, March 11, 1907, Peter Phillips, of Ross township, after a residence here of sixty years. He was born March 24, 1833, in the State of New York, was married here to Rachael A. Butler December 20, 1857. Ten grandchildren are living. In thirteen more days he would have been 74 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. T.]
John Piepho Killed At Hebron, Indiana
John H. Piepho, aged 72 years, a former resident of Brunswick, Hanover township, but for the past nineteen years a farmer residing near the southern limits of Hebron, met instant death Tuesday morning when a Holstein bull crushed his left side and broke the left arm.
No one was present when Piepho met his death, it being presumed that the bull, possibly in a playful mood rather than in anger, crushed him against the side of his pen.
A few moments before he was found fatally injured, Piepho and a hired man changed him from one pen to another and it was while the animal was being taken back to his original place that Piepho’s death occurred, just how no one knows. The hired man was hauling fertilizer at the time and can offer no details concerning the untimely death of his employer.
The animal was never regarded as trustworthy, but it is believed that in a playful state of mind attacked Piepho unawares.
The deceased has a large family of relatives in Hanover township. He is survived by a widow, three sons and a daughter: Arthur, residing north of Crown Point; Albert, at home; Edward of Detroit, Michigan and Dorothy of Scotia, Nebraska.
Funeral services were held in the Methodist church in Hebron, Friday afternoon, Crown Point, Indiana.
Mrs. Roy Schoemaker of Scotia is a daughter of Mr. Piepho. She and Mr. Shoemaker returned Wednesday afternoon from Hebron, Indiana.
[Scotia Register, Scotia, NE, Published 15 February 1934, submitted by Cathy Danielson]
Pierce, Isaac B.
It seems appropriate to make a mention here of the death in Santa Barbara, California, of Isaac B. Pierce, a former resident of our county, who went to California in 1872, and died in January, 1907, 81 years of age, it is said, having been born in Canada in 1826, and married in our county in 1844 to Miss Emily Hayward. A Santa Barbara paper says that in that city he had about two hundred relatives, among them a brother, W. W. Pierce, 85 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]
Pierce, Mrs. M. F.
November 9 (1907). Mrs. M. F. Pierce was killed by the cars this morning at Merrillville. ["Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910" - Submitted by K. T.]
Pierce, Wheeler W.
The STAR of March 15 (1907), says that a late copy of the "Morning Press," of Santa Barbara, announces the death there of Wheeler W. Pierce, who left Lake County in 1875. He lived but a few weeks after his brother's death. ["Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910" - Submitted by K. Torp]
Pinnell, Thomas C.
We learn that intelligence has been received at Merrillville of the death of Captain D.F. Sawyer, of Co. A., 99th Indiana, and of Thomas C. Pinnell of the same Company. We understand that the Captain died of flux, and Mr. Pinnell of fever. We also learn that Lieutenant Burnham is not expected to live. [Crown Point Register, Thursday Feb 26, 1863]
Plumer, Abiel G.
Died Sept. 25, 1905, Abiel G. Plumer, born in Boscawen, New Hampshire, May 24, 1824, who settled in Lake Prairie in 1852, and died in Lowell, in the 82d year of his age. ["Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910"]
Plummer, Philip N. Jr
HOBART, IN -- Philip Plummer, age 86, passed away on Saturday, August 23, 2014. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Violet Plummer (Glibota); beloved children: Patricia Plummer and Thomas (Sandy) Plummer; dear grandchildren: Christopher, Loren, Jonathan, Bobby, Ashley and Matthew; daughter-in-law, Ruth (Steve) Elliott. Preceded in death by his parents: Philip and Marie Plummer; son, Robert Plummer; three brothers and four sisters. Philip was a graduate of Horace Mann class of 1946. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corp and went on to graduate from University of Denver with a BA and Valparaiso University with a Masters. Philip retired as a teacher from the Merrillville school system. He enjoyed football and was a devoted Notre Dame fan. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 10:00 a.m. DIRECTLY at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church (5885 Harrison St. Merrillville, IN) Rev. Roy Beeching officiating. Friends are invited to visit with the family on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Rendina Funeral Home (5100 Cleveland St. Merrillville, IN) and on Wednesday, August 27th at SS Peter & Paul from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. [The Times, August 25, 2014]
Popp, Mary Ann Marta
Age 2 weeks, of Highland, passed away Friday, April 25, 1986 at Wyler's Childrens Hospital. Survivors: parents, Brian and Tina Popp; maternal grandparents, John (Marta) Chicco of Crown Point; paternal grandparents, Clarence (Mary Ann) Popp of Hobart; paternal great-grandmother, Anna Cicillian of Hobart, several uncles and aunts. Rendina Funeral Home, 5100 Cleveland St. Funeral services 10 am Monday from the chapel. Burial in Calumet Park Cemetery. [Post Tribune, April 26, 1986]
Post, Julia A.
Died, April 9, (1909) Mrs. Julia A. Post, born March 24, 1826, a resident of South East Grove for sixty years, 83 years of age. [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]
John Prohl, Hammond, Ind., contractor, struck pole with auto trying to avoid collision with train. Thrown under wheels. Killed. [The Day Book. (Chicago, Ill.), 10 June 1913]
Jos. Prusiecki is Dead After Short Illness
Father of undertaker Was Harbor Resident for 36 Years.
Death claimed one of Indiana Harbor's prominent citizens yesterday afternoon when Joseph Prusiecki, founder of several lodges in that city and father of Julius Prusiecki, well known Twin City undertaker, passed away after a short illness. Mr. Prusiecki died in his home at 3929 Pulaski street. He was 74 years old and had resided in Indiana Harbor for 36 years, where he had an active role in several of the Polish organizations there. The deceased was one of the founders of St. John Cantius church in Indiana Harbor. He was also one of the organizers of the Sacred Heart of Jesus society and other Polish organizations. Until five years ago, when it was necessary for him to retire, Mr. Prusiecki was the caretaker at the East Chicago city barn. In addition to his son, Julius, Mr. Prusiecki is survived by his widow, Josephine; two other sons, James and Egnatz; three daughters, Mrs. Marqtha (sic) Kropp, Mrs. Estelle Prus and Mrs. Stanley Polonczyk, one brother Valenty, and seven grand-children. Funeral arrangements have not been completed but services will probably be held Tuesday morning from St. John Cantius church with the Rev. Michael Petzold officiating. [Hammond Times (Hammond, IN) Sunday Oct 10, 1937, KT - Sub by FoFG]
Boy Is Drowned
Hammond, Ind. Hammond firemen used 3,200 pounds of oxygen Tuesday in an unsuccessful attempt to revive Jerry Pyle, 13, Calumet City, Ill., who drowned in Wolfe Lake Park here. Police were told another youth jumped on the boy's back in water outside the authorized swimming area. [The Vidette Messenger 7/24/1957 page 6; Contributed by Erica Beatty]