Noble County, Indiana
Date: 1918-11-29; Paper: Fort Wayne News Sentinel
Retired Farmer Dies at His Home near Wolf Lake Albion, Ind., Nov
29 Albion Ind. Nov. 29 William Erdly a highly respected and
well-known retired farmer, died at the Erdly home, at Wolf Lake,
Monday, aged about 80 years. He suffered a stroke of apoplexy
about a week ago, at the home of Homer Seymoure. He went to the
Erdly home at Wolf Lake, where he died. Funeral services were held
Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at Wolf Lake.
(Mortuary Notice) Date: 1920-07-24; Paper: Fort Wayne News
ALBION CITIZEN DIES DAY AFTER BURIAL OF FATHER Albion Ind. July 14
Mr. Coate, aged 85, died yesterday afternoon at his home on West
Main Street, after having been in poor health for the last two
years, following an attack of the influenza. His fathers
sickness and death which occurred Monday, so grieved him,
that he took to his bed the day the former passed away, Thursday
when his father was buried, Mr. Coate suffered a stroke from which
he did not recover he is survived by his wife, seven daughters and
one son. They are: Mrs Bertha Snyder, Mrs. Mary Cloust, Mrs. Lulie
Campbell, Mrs. Edith Sherman, Mrs. Rachael Savoy, Luella, Dorothea
and Frederick, the last three at home, The deceased was a member
of the M. E. church.
(Mortuary Notice) Date: 1919-09-29; Paper: Fort Wayne News
Sentinel Funeral of Mrs. Thomas Miller
Albion Ind. Sept. 29, Mrs. Thomas Miller of Albion nee Milanda
Simpson of Millersburg died at her home in Albion aged 72 years.
Funeral services were held at the ME Church and interment was in
Millersburg cemetery. She was a highly respected lady. her aged
(Mortuary Notice) Date: 1919-04-04; Paper: Fort Wayne News
Sentinel Mrs. George Roop Dead
Albion Ind. April 4, Mrs. George Roop pioneer resident of Albion,
died Thursday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Steavenson south
of town at the age of 79 years. Mr. and Mrs. Roop have been highly
respected citizens of Albion for over fifty years, having
conducted the South Side Grocers for twenty years retiring from
business only a few weeks ago to make their home with Mr. and Mrs.
Steavenson. Mr. and Mrs. Roop celebrated their golden wedding
anniversary last year. Mrs. Roop as Elizabeth Skeels having
married Mr. Roop in 1857. Mrs. Roop is survived by the aged
husband who is very feeble a foster son W. Clinton Puvinger who is
overseas in the service of his county, a sister Miss Rachel Arthur
of Churubusco and a brother in Kansas. Funeral services will be
held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at the late residence.
Services and burial at the chapel at 11 o'clock Rev. Mr. Page will
(Mortuary Notice) Date: 1919-04-15; Paper: Fort Wayne News
Sentinel Leroy Geiger Dead
Columbia City, Ind. April 15, Leroy Geiger, 11 month old son of
Mr. and Mrs. Vern Geiger, of near Albion, but formerly of
Churubusco, died of acute indigestion, Sunday. the parents and
another son Fred, survive.
Date: 1918-10-04; Paper: Fort Wayne News Sentinel Two Children
Dead Albion Ind Oct 4
Albion Ind , Oct. 4 Ruth, the small daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Herman Parrott, died Monday after a severe illness of spinal
meningitis, and a baby girl born after the death of little Ruth
also died at the home of Mrs Parrott's family, Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Marquins. The two children were buried in the same casket. The
mother is critically ill and the husband has been suffering from
the Spanish influenza from which the entire Marquiss family
have been victims Charles Marquiss, stationed at the Great Lakes,
was home for the obsequies.
(Mortuary Notice) Date: 1920-09-16; Paper: Fort Wayne News
Albion Ind. Sept. 16, Jason A. Frazure, 70 years old died at 12
o'clock Wednesday night in the Sacred Heart Hospital in Garrett.
Mr. Frazure grew suddenly ill Sunday with with double hernia.
Peritonitis developed, from which death resulted. The wife, three
daughters Mrs. Ada Davis, of Chicago; Mrs. Flossie Zolinger, of
Nappance, Mrs. Marie Lagle, of Albino; six grandchildren, a
sister, Mrs. E.E. Prickett, and three brothers, Isaac, William and
George, of Albion survive. Funeral services will be held Saturday.
(Mortuary Notice) Date: 1920-07-21; Paper: Fort Wayne News
Sentinel Civil War Veteran Dead
Albion Ind. July 21, Elijah Coats, aged 73, a Civil War veteran,
died at his home here yesterday afternoon, following a stroke of
paralysis four weeks ago. He had been in good health up to that
time. Mr. Coats was born in Ohio and came to Albion when but four
years old. His wife died nine years ago. The deceased is survived
by four children, James, Reason, Anson and Mrs. Laura Gretsinger,
and five half-brothers and one half-sister.
Dies of Heart Disease.
Ligonier. Ind, Jul. 21
Mrs. Wesley Cunningham passed away suddenly at her home on McLean
Street Monday morning Mrs. Cunningham had been afflicted with
heart disease for some time and about six weeks ago resigned the
position, she hid held In the Sheets Store. Her condition was not
considered serious, however. She leaves a husband, but no
children. Funeral services will be held at her residence at 2:10
o'clock this afternoon, with Rev. H. L. Myer officiating. Burial
will be made In the Oak Park cemetery.
Fort Wayne Sentinel (Fort Wayne, Indiana) Saturday, November 4,
1899, page 7
Roanoke's Agent Dead
Local Wabash officials have been apprised of the death of Samuel
Zent, which occurred yesterday at Roanoke, where the deceased had
resided a half century. Mr. Zent was the first agent for the
company at Roanoke, his term of service dating from the time the
road was opened for business up to a few years ago, when he
retired on account of failing health. His daughter, Miss Alice
Zent, succeeded Mr. Zent as agent at Roanoke and is still holding
that office. The funeral will probably take place next Monday,
though arrangements have not yet been made. Mr. Zent was one of
the very oldest men in the employ of the company at the time of
his retirement, both as to age and term of service.
Fort Wayne News (Fort Wayne, Indiana) November 6, 1899
Samuel Zent, the pioneer agent of the Wabash at Roanoke, died
Saturday. He was appointed agent there when the road was first
built and served until age obligated his retirement. His daughter
is now the station agent at that point. The funeral was held at
Fort Wayne Evening Sentinel (Fort Wayne, Indiana) Tuesday,
November 7, 1899, page 7
THE ZENT FUNERAL
Samuel H. Zent, the old Wabash agent at Roanoke, who died last
Saturday, as stated in the Sentinel on that date, will be buried
tomorrow afternoon, the obsequies being conducted by the Odd
Fellows, of which order the deceased was long a member. The
services will be held in the United Brethren church at 1:30
o'clock. A number of Fort Wayne people, some of whom had known Mr.
Zent for nearly a half century, will go to Roanoke to attend the
submitter Ida Maack Recu
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette (Indiana) June 26, 1974
WOLF LAKE - Ten-year-old Randy C. Zent, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry
L. Zent, died at 10:30 p.m. Monday in the Vernor Manor Children's
Home at Wabash. Three brothers, one sister also survive. Services
at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Smith Funeral Home, Columbia City.
submitted by Ida Maack Recu
Date: 1919-07-18; Paper: Fort Wayne News Sentinel
Kendallville, Ind. July 18 Mrs. Pearl May Pollock, aged 27, wife
of Sanger Pollock, of 228 Kreuger Street, died yesterday soon
after the birth of a son. surviving are the husband, two children
and her mother, Mrs. Sarah J. Fowler.
The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 1 oclock at the
home, with burial at Ligonier.
Noble • Frank BOLLINGER attempted to cross Rome City lake on the
ice yesterday, he being on skates and pushing an oil- barrel in
front of him. The ice broke and he was drowned.
Indiana General News Items from the Indianapolis News 11 December,
1890 Page 6 column 5 and 6
Name of Deceased: Allen, Fred
Obit: NALS Saturday 16 Nov 1872 p4 c4: A man by the name of Fred
Allen committed suicide last Friday afternoon near Wawaka, by
hanging himself to a tree. He had comptemplated making way with
himself for some time; that he settled up all his business, and
informed some of his neighbors that he would not be with them much
longer. Mr. Allen was a Frenchman--a well-to-do farmer-- and the
cause of his committing the rash act is said to be domestic
troubles. He was found Saturday morning by George R. Jones,
suspended from the limb of a tree about one-half mile northwest of
County: Noble State: IN Newspaper: New Albany Ledger Standard
Submitters Name: spc
The father of Frank Holey died at his home In Albion while Mr.
Holey was hastening to him. The son, who is employed in the Lake
Shore round-house, received a dispatch Friday telling of his
critical condition, and set out on the first train. The funeral
will take place tomorrow.
The Elkhart Review Aug 12, 1905
Mrs. King Winter, aged 57 years, died of apoplexy recently at her
home in Kenton, Ohio. Mrs. Winter was the eldest daughter of the
late Philip Carr, and as Miss Mellie Carr was very well known in
Ligonier. She was the mother of nine children,' eight; of whom,'
together with a few grand-children, survive her. Her father and:
her husband both died. within a few weeks of each other.
Date: October 23, 1919 Paper: Elkhart Truth
Mrs. John Beckbarger of Kendallville died Friday.
Date: 1904-10-10; Paper: Elkhart Daily Review
Mrs. Charles Faux of Kendallville died Monday, aged eighty.
Date: 1908-09-05; Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review
Mrs. Catherine Tryon of Kendallville died Saturday, aged 74.
Date: 1904-10-10; Paper: Elkhart Daily Review
Mrs. Alia Clark of Seattle, widow of George Clark,
formerly of Kendallville, died a few days ago. She was
a sister of the late S. J. M. Loomis.
Date: 1909-10-23; Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review
Berenice, 5-year-old daughter of R. E. Bolton of Kendallville died
of appendicitis Tuesday night.
Date: 1905-02-02; Paper: Elkhart Daily Review
NO POISON FOUND IN SHAFFER BABY'S STOMACH
Mystery surrounding death of Kendallville Child Remains Unsolved
KENDALLVILLE, Ind., April 4.—-
The mysterious death of Francis Shaffer, the little child of Mr.
and Mrs. Thurlow Shaffer, remains unsolved. No evidence of poison
was found in the child's stomach. Coroner Cowan's report follows:
"No evidence of poison in the child's stomach was found; cause of
The Shaffer child disappeared from its home on March 16 and was
not found until March 21, in the Bixley lake outlet, near
Henderson lake, one mile and one-quarter from the Shaffer home. It
would have been impossible for the child to have floated down the
stream for that distance on account of obstructions in the stream
and judging from the condition of the body the child had not been
dead long. There was no water in the lungs and no indications that
the child had drowned.
Coroner Cowan and other officials have done everything in their
power to solve the mystery, and have left no stone unturned in
Fort Wayne News and Sentinel Thursday April 4, 1918
Mrs. Aaron Crossley of Kendallville died Friday, aged
Date: Wednesday, January 1, 1908 Paper: Elkhart Weekly
Review (Elkhart, IN) Page: 7
Kendallville Standard, 1898” Aaron Chamblin was born in Lowden
County, Virginia, May 7, 1824. In the year 1833 he moved with his
parents to Knox county, Ohio, from thence to Richland county of
the same state. Mr. Chamblin's father was a soldier of the war in
1812, and his grandfather a patriot of the Revolutionary war. On
Jan. 1, 1850 he was married to Mary Imes. His home was with his
parents from birth until two years after his marriage. In 1855 he
came to Noble county where by years of toil aided by his faithful
companion, cheerfully meeting the adversities incident to the
earlier days in Indiana, he changed a primeval forest into a large
and productive farm. At the same time liberally supporting the
schools and church. In early life he embraced the Christian
religion connecting himself with the Methodist church. After
moving to this state he was identified with the U.B. Church.
[Church Histories, Obituaries, and Stories of Early Days of Noble
County Indiana compiled by Adele Misselhorn, DAR, 1952.
Transcribed by A FOFG]
Kendallville Standard, 1898” Mary Strouss was born in Beaver
county, Penn. Dec. 29, 1827. When eight years old she came with
her parents to Noble county, Indiana, and was married to Wm. Ihan,
Nov. 16, 1848. To them were born five sons and four daughters, all
of whom except one son, are yet living. There also remain to mourn
their loss, her husband, with whom she had lived forty-seven years
and eleven months; three brothers and four sisters are yet living
and fourteen grandchildren. After a long and severe illness she
departed this life Oct 29, 1896, at her home in Swan township,
aged 68 years and 10 months. She had been a Christian from early
live and manifested great patience and a cheerful faith in her
sufferings. The funeral was held from the Hopewell church,
conducted by rev. M.M. Lawson of Presbyterian church of Lima. The
interment was at the King cemetery. [Church Histories, Obituaries,
and Stories of Early Days of Noble County Indiana compiled by
Adele Misselhorn, DAR, 1952. Transcribed by A FOFG]
Mrs. Hester Tyler of Burr Oak north of Ligonier, was fatally
burned last Saturday, succumbing the following day." Her dress
caught fire from the cook stove, and her father, aged 84, who was
the only one with her, could render no assistance. A husband and
two small children survive.
Date: Wednesday, September 22, 1909 Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review
(Elkhart, IN) Page: 5
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 Review Oct. 13, 1909
Near Ligonier, Basual Sluby, of New Zealand fell off a box-car and
Date: Thursday, June 18, 1891 Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review
(Elkhart, IN) Page: 2
Samuel Emmet of six miles north of Kendallville died Wednesday
death being sudden, while he was engaged in farm chores. A widow
and eight children survive. George Emmet of Goshen is a son.
Date: Saturday, January 25, 1908 Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review
(Elkhart, IN) Page: 1
S. B. Franks, a well known Noble county man, died at Eureka
Sprinks, Ark., recently.
Date: Saturday, August 4, 1909 Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review
(Elkhart, IN) Page: 5
Newspaper: The Daily Indianian Date: Sept 20, 1881
Submitters Name: Teresa Haines Rigney
Obit: Peter Schwartz and old citizen of Kendallville, committed
suicide at noon last Friday by swallowing poison. He was dead when
found. Pecuniary trouble is asribed as the cause. He leaves a wife
and four children.
At Kendallville C. Johnson was instantly killed by a train.
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 1891 Paper: Elkhart Daily
Review (Elkhart, Indiana) Page: 1
Henrietta Allen King
County Name: Noble Co. State: IN
Newspaper: Kendallville Standard Date: Jan 3, 1890
Submitters Name: Teresa Haines Rigney
Obit: Miss Henrietta Allen was born in East Hamburg, Erie county,
New York, Dec. 8th 1825, where her girlhood days were spent. She
was married to Noah Potter Aprin 30th 1843, and moved with him to
Noble county, Indiana in 1845, where they resided until his death,
March 2, 1857. To them were born eight children, five of whom
preceeded her to the better world. She remained a widow several
years, and was then married to Michael King in 1864, and moved
with him to his farm near Mt. Pleasant, Ind., where she resided up
to the time of her death, Saturday morning, Dec 28, 1890. She was
a member of the Methodist church for a number of years when she
withdrew from that and joined the Lutheran of which she was a
member at the time of her death. She leaves three children by her
first husband and one son by her last, to mourn her death.
Deceased was 64 years and 20 days old.
The Fort Wayne News, 11 May 1896, Page 4
Dead on His Wife's
Ind., May 11 -- Lying across the tomb of his wife in
the cemetery here, Saturday, was found the lifeless body of John
O. Scheurick, aged 78. Scheurick was a wealthy German
without near relatives. Near him was found an empty morphine
bottle. The coroner's inquest showed that he had been
despondent for weeks, and had taken the drug to end his existence
Submitted by Kathyrn Todd
SNYDER, FAIRFIELD M.D.
The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, November 11, 1911 page 11 DR. SNYDER OF
CORUNNA DIES AT RICHMOND KENDALLVILLE, IND., Nov 10 -- Word was received
here this morning of the death of Dr. Fairfield Snyder, of Corunna, at the
state hospital at Richmond early this morning. Last spring Dr. Snyder was
taken to the asylum at Logansport and about one week ago he suffered a
stroke of paralysis and was taken to the hospital at Richmond. Dr. Snyder
had been located at Corunna for a number of years and until recently
practiced at that place. He was about seventy years of age and is survived
by his wife and son, about thirteen years of age. The remains will be
brought to Corunna for burial and it is expected the funeral will be held at
that place some time Sunday. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity of