Noble County Indiana



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 the village.
County: Noble State: IN Newspaper: New Albany Ledger Standard
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Mrs. John Beckbarger of Kendallville died Friday.
Date: 1904-10-10;  Paper: Elkhart Daily Review

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

Berenice, 5-year-old daughter of R. E. Bolton of Kendallville died of appendicitis Tuesday night.
Date: 1905-02-02;  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

“From 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]

(Mortuary Notice) Date: 1920-07-24; Paper: Fort Wayne News Sentinel
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: 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.

Mrs. Aaron Crossley of Kendallville died Friday, aged seventy-four.
Date: Wednesday, January 1, 1908   Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, IN)   Page: 7

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.

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

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.

Mrs. Charles Faux of Kendallville died Monday, aged eighty.
Date: 1908-09-05;  Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review

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 

(Mortuary Notice) Date: 1920-09-16; Paper: Fort Wayne News Sentinel
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: 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.

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

At Kendallville C. Johnson was instantly killed by a train.
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 1891   Paper: Elkhart Daily Review (Elkhart, Indiana)   Page: 1

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.

(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 husband survives.

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

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.

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.

(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 officiate.

The Fort Wayne News, 11 May 1896, Page 4     DEATH   Found Dead on His Wife's Grave  Avilla, 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

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.

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 death unknown."
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 their efforts
Fort Wayne News and Sentinel Thursday April 4, 1918

Near Ligonier, Basual Sluby, of New Zealand fell off a box-car and was killed.
Date: Thursday, June 18, 1891  Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, IN)  Page: 2

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 this city.

“From 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. Catherine Tryon of Kendallville died Saturday, aged 74.
Date: 1904-10-10;  Paper: Elkhart Daily Review

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

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

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

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 Roanoke to-day.
Fort Wayne Evening Sentinel (Fort Wayne, Indiana) Tuesday, November 7, 1899, page 7
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 funeral.
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