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ST. JOSEPH COUNTY
OBITS AND DEATH NOTICES



The Indianapolis Sentinel
1872-08-12
Mrs. Jemima Lock, the oldest woman in Joseph County, died on Monday aged ninety-one. 

South Bend Tribune 21 December 1914
Shovels Snow; Dead.  William Robbins is Victim of Apoplexy.
William Henry Robbins, aged 62 years, dropped dead this morning at 10 o'clock following vigorous exercise clearing the walks of snow around his home at 322 North Lafayette street.  Mr Robbins had finished the job he had laid out for himself and entered the house when he was stricken.  Coroner T.J. Swantz was called and pronounced the cause of death as apoplexy.
Mr Robbins leaves besides his widow, four children, Alton E. Robbins, 801 E. Bowman street, Mrs E. Borton, 822 E. Bowman, Mrs H. L. Burden and Miss Nellie Robbins at home. He is also survived by the following brothers and sisters:  Rufus, of South Bend, Charles, of Knox, Ind., Mrs Louise Beecham, Culver, Ind., Mrs John Williams, of Tyner, Ind., and Mrs Aaron Jones, of Culver, Ind.
The deceased was born in Ohio April 22, 1863.  He came here three years ago from Laporte, Ind.  His occupation was gardening.  He was a member of G.H. Turpany tent, No. 25, Maccabees, of Laporte, Ind.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence, Rev F.K. Dougherty, of Grace M.E. Tabernacle, officiating.  Burial will be in Riverview cemetery.
(Contributed by Amy Robbins Tjaden)

The Plymouth Weekly Democrat, Plymouth, Indiana  27 February, 1919
Charles M. Robbins, 76 years old, of South Bend, died at 3 a.m. yesterday following an illness of six weeks.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs Tressa J. Robbins, and the following children:  Miss Hilda, Rolly and Omar Robbins of South Bend; Mrs Willam Dougherty of Bass Lake, Knox, Ind.; and Melvin Robbins of Secor, Ill.  Mr Robbins was born in Jennings county, Indiana, May 16, 1842 and came to South Bend a year ago from Culver, Indiana.  The funeral was held in the residence of his children at 630 South Michigan Street, South Bend and the body taken to Knox for burial.
(Contributed by Amy Robbins Tjaden)

The South Bend Tribune, Monday, 6 October 1995
Mrs Omer Robbins
Mrs Maudy May Robbins, 1809 N. Meade St, died at 7 p.m. Saturday in her home.  She had been ill eight years.  She was born in Marshall County, Ind., Jan. 27, 1884.  She had lived in South Bend 40 years, coming from La Porte County.  In 1894 [sic] she was married in LaPorte County to Omer Robbins.  He survives along with three sons, Clarence and Melvin, both of South Bend, and Carl of New Carlisle; 21 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.  Friends may call in the Hollis Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Tuesday.  Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Christ Temple Church with Rev. Raymond Jones officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
(Contributed by Amy Robbins Tjaden)


South Bend Tribune, 30 July 1960
Omer C. Robbins, 517 W. Lawrence St., Mishawaka, died in St Joseph's Hospital, Mishawaka, at 9:40 a.m. Friday after a week's illness.  He was born in LaPorte County on Oct. 17, 1875, and had lived in South Bend most of his life, moving to Mishawaka three years ago.  His wife, Maude, died in 1958.  Mr Robbins was a retired carpenter.  Surviving are three sons, Clarence of Mishawaka, Melvin of South Bend, and Carl of New Carlisle; 21 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Melvin of El Paso, Ill., and Rolland of South Bend; three half-sisters, Mrs Jay Stump of Mishawaka, Mrs Ethel Marks of North Judson, and Mrs John Troeger of Elkhart, and a half-brother, Chester Rogers [Rodgers] of LaPaz.  Friends may call after 7 p.m. today in the Hollis Funeral Home where services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday with Rev. Ray G. Jones, pastor of Christ Temple Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
(Contributed by Amy Robbins Tjaden)


Margaret "Peggy" Bruggner Carberry
Newspaper: South Bend Tribune
Obit: COMMUNITY LEADER CARBERRY, 68, DIES SOUTH BEND - Margaret ''Peggy'' Bruggner Carberry, 68, of Coventry Trail, known for her longtime community service and involvement, died at 4:50 p.m. Friday [May 13, 1994] in St. Joseph's Medical Center of complications from recent surgery. Mrs. Carberry, a former vice president of marketing for 1st Source Bank, was an active volunteer in many organizations and projects through the years. While at 1st Source, Mrs. Carberry initiated the ''Today's Woman'' and ''Money Money'' programs for woman and children in the community. She joined the bank in 1973 after 10 years in real estate and retailing. Her community involvement followed a family tradition that included her grandfather, George Hull, a 25-year member of the City Council, and her father, a school board president. She was a founding member and later president of the Michiana Arts & Sciences Council Inc. and was involved in starting the Firefly Festival and the annual Carnival for the Arts. She was a past president of the Junior League of South Bend Inc., which had just honored her as the 1994 sustaining member of the year. Mrs. Carberry was past president of the board of directors of Madison Center Inc.; Century Productions Inc.; and the Children's Dispensary and Hospital Association Inc. She was active in the Northern Indiana Historical Society, the United Way of St. Joseph County as a campaign division chairwoman, WNIT-TV, Brian's House, AIDS Ministries/AIDS Assist, Youth Service Bureau, YWCA, the Morris Performing Arts Center restoration and Daughters of the American Revolution. She was involved in Art in Public Places, which brought the ''Keeper of the Fire'' sculpture by diSuvero to South Bend in 1980. She also wrote several articles for The Tribune of her visits to England. Mrs. Carberry was born Sept. 21, 1925, in South Bend and was a lifelong resident. She married Arthur W. Dailey, who died, and William J. Kluessner, who also died. On Sept. 21, 1974, in South Bend she married James J. Carberry, a chemical engineering professor at the University of Notre Dame, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Christine Dailey Schultz of Hinsdale, Ill.; two sons, Daniel L. Dailey of Minneapolis and David A. Dailey of Menlo Park, Calif.; five stepdaughters, Alison C. Kiene of Poplar Grove, Ill., Maura O'Malley Carberry of Newark, Del., Susan Chapman of Laguna Hills, Calif., and Ann Miller and Jan Huge, both of Irvine, Calif.; and 12 grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Basilica at University of Notre Dame. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Notre Dame. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday in Hickey Funeral Home Cleveland Road Chapel, 17131 Cleveland Road.
( Contributed by Ida Maack Recu )

Catherine Delores Zent nee Krasnesky
IN Newspaper: South Bend Tribune, Jan. 15 ,16 2004
Obit: Catherine D. Zent, 72, of Osborne Road, died Tuesday in Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center of natural causes. Survivors include her husband, Billy D.; a stepdaughter, Karen Burch of Walkerton; three sons, David B. Schriefer of Southfield, Mich., Thomas A. Schriefer of Bourbon and Donald P. Schriefer of South Bend; a stepson, Aaron P. Zent of Redwood City, Calif.; two sisters, Charlotte Jackson of Osceola and Theresa Smith of Ocean City, Md.; and a brother, George Krasnesky of Las Vegas. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Welsheimer Funeral Home, where friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m.

Catherine Delores Zent, 72, of North Liberty, Ind., died at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, in Saint Joseph's Regional Medical Center. She was born May 3, 1931, in St. Louis, Mo., to the late George and Anna (Leicht) Krasnesky, and had lived in northern Indiana since 1951, coming from Baltimore, Md. On Dec. 21, 1948, in Baltimore, she married George B. Schriefer, who preceded her in death on Nov. 1, 1992. On Aug. 7, 1970, in North Liberty, she married Billy D. Zent, who survives. She is also survived by three sons, David B. (Debbie) Schriefer of Southfield, Mich., Thomas A. (Sandra) Schriefer of Bourbon, Ind., and Donald P. Schriefer of South Bend; one stepdaughter, Karen (Todd) Burch of Walkerton, Ind., one stepson, Aaron P. (Angela) Zent of Redwood City, Ca;if.; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Charlotte (Rolland) Jackson of Osceola, Ind., and Theresa Smith of Ocean City, Md.; and one brother, George "Buddy" Krasnesky of Las Vegas, Nev. Mrs. Zent retired as a bookkeeper for the O'Brien Corporation in 1990. She had also been employed by the Indiana Motor Bus Company. She was a member of North Liberty Church of Christ. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, in the Welsheimer Funeral Home, 521 N. William St., with Rev. Timothy Stewart of North Liberty Church of Christ officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery, South Bend. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today, Jan. 16, in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the North Liberty Church of Christ, 65225 State Road 23, North Liberty, IN 46554.

Catharine Dolores Zent, 72, of North Liberty, Ind., died at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, in Saint Joseph's Regional Medical Center. She was born May 3, 1931, in St. Louis, Mo., to the late George and Anna (Leicht) Krasnesky, and had lived in northern Indiana since 1951, coming from Baltimore, Md. On Dec. 21, 1948, in Baltimore, she married George B. Schriefer, who preceded her in death on Nov. 1, 1992.
( Submitters Name: Ida Maack Recu )

KLUESSNER, William J.  67, of 1697 Riverside Dr., (South Bend, IN) president of Kluessner-Miller Co., died early Sunday [Feb. 11, 1973] in his home. He was born April 20, 1905 in Chicago, coming here in 1957 from Crystal Lake, Ill.  On Sept. 4, 1926, he married Jeanette Meyer, who died in 1966. On May 6, 1968 in Chicago he married Peggy Bruggner Dailey, who survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. William R. Chapman of Palos Heights, Ill., Mrs. Kenneth Huge of Novelty, Ohio, and Mrs. Andrew J. Miller of South Bend; eight grandchildren; two step-sons, Daniel Dailey of Minneapolis, and David A. Dailey of South Bend; a step-daughter, Mary Christine Dailey of Chicago, and two sisters, MrsJohn Kuesenda of Jacksonville, Fla., and Mrs. Warren Hosler of Wheaton, Ill. Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 0 p.m. Tuesday in the Welscheimer Funeral Home. Mr. Kluessner was a member od the Indiana Club, a member of the South Bend Country Club, the Summit Club, the Long Boat Key Golf Club and the Long Boat Beach Club, both of Sarasota, Fla. He was a member of the advisory board of the First Bank and Trust Co., and the Lakeshore Club, Chicago. He attended the University of Chicago and was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity. He formerly was a manager 0f the U.S. Gypsum Co. Memorial contributions may be made to the Heart Fund or the Scholarship Fund of St. Joseph County. The Kluessner-Miller Supply Co. will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday due to Mr. Kluessner's death. 
[Newspaper: South Bend Tribune (IN), Feb. 12, 1973 ] Contributed by Ida Recu

Indiana Journal Dec 24 1897
THEY DIED TOGETHER- South Bend Ind . Dec 23
Indiana Husband and Wife Expire at the Same Time
Charles R. and Mary Charlotte Chapman, husband and wife, died here yesterday, he first and she 77 minutes later.
Apoplexy caused his death. Mrs. Chapman died from pneumonia, ignorant of the death of her husband a short time before
An instance of similar character  was the almost simultaneous death of the paternal grandparents of President McKinley, many years ago, at their home a few miles east of this city Mr and Mrs. McKinley are buried side by side in the cemetery of this city.

SOUTH BEND, Ind., March 9, 1896 - George Kern, of Kern's Hotel, at Walkerton, this county, died suddenly this morning of congestion of the lungs. He leaves a widow and three daughters. Mr. Kern was a member of the Knights of Pythias, the Foresters and .Maccabees.

Floyd Zent
Services for Floyd C. Zent; 79, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Bunkers Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way in Mesa. Mr. Zent died Monday, Nov. 25, 1985, at Valley Lutheran Hospital. Born in Warsaw, Ind., he moved to Arizona 20 years ago from that state. He had been employed by Uniroyal Rubber Co. for 35 years. Mr. Zent was a World War II Navy verteran, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion  He was a member of the New Life Assembly of God in Mesa. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; daughters Terri Robinson and Derri Uncapher, both of Phoenix, and JoAnn Jones of Indiana; sons Donald Proctor of Phoenix and Duane Zent, out of state; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bunkers Garden Chapel.
(submitted by Ida Maack Recu)

Isaac M. Zent, a former Auburn citizen, and known all over our county, died Saturday at Vandalia, Illinois, at the home of his mother, where he went to spend Christmas. While there he took sick with pneumonia, recovering so as to be about, later suffering a relapse and died. He left Auburn about 8 years ago, having been prominently connected with many Auburn industries. In 1882 he was made Wabash station agent at Auburn and served 28 years there, and in 1910 was appointed postmaster. Mr. Zent was very active politically, serving a number of years as treasurer of the Republican committee. The body was returned for burial.
(submitted by Ida Maack Recu)
Source: Saint Joseph County, Indiana newspaper, 9 Feb 1933

Obituary for Willmetta Zent (nee Sheibley)
South Bend Tribune (Indiana) Sunday, February 15, 1967
North Liberty  - Services for Willmetta Zent, 87, of Miller's Merry Manor nursing home, Walkerton, and formerly of 29839 Osborne Road, who died at 9:45 p.m. Friday in the nursing home after a long illness, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the Nausbaum-Elkin Funeral Home, Walkerton. Burial will be in Eastlawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. until the time of service Monday at the funeral home. Mrs. Zent was born April 7, 1899, in Anderson, Ind., and had lived in the North Liberty area since 1939. On Dec. 24, 1916, in South Bend, she married Alvia E. Zent, who died in 1958. Surviving are two daughters, Mary Jane Gordon and Barbara Elkins, both of North Liberty; two sons, Ralph and William (Bill) Zent, both of North Liberty; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. A sister and brother preceded her in death. (submitted by Ida Maack Recu)

South Bend, Ind.  March 9. - George Kern, of Kern's Hotel, at Walkerton, this county, died suddenly this morning of congestion of the lungs. He leaves a widow and three daughters .Mr. Kern, was a member of. the Knights of Pythias, the Foresters and .Maccabees.
Indiana Journal March 11, 1896

Chicago Tribune (Illinois) December 22, 1966
Mrs. Jeannette M. Kluessner of South Bend, Ind., wife of William J.; mother of Mrs. W. R. Chapman of Palos Heights, Ill., Mrs. Kenneth Huge of Cleveland, O., and Mrs. A. J. Miller III of South Bend, Ind.; grandmother of five; sister of H. G. Meyer of Florida, Mrs. Gertrude Lips, Mrs. H. F. Hammond of Maywood, Ill., and Mrs. Laura Jones of Antioch, Ill. Memorial will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23, in the Welsheimer Funeral Home, South Bend. Contributions may be made to Roswell Park Memorial Research Foundation, Buffalo, N. Y. [The Roswell Park Cancer Institute is a cancer research and treatment center located in Buffalo, New York. Founded in 1898 by Dr. Roswell Park, it was the first dedicated medical facility for cancer treatment and research in the United States. The facility is involved in drug development and conducts clinical research for cancer treatment.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)] (submitted by Ida Maack Recu)

Date: 1920-08-21; Paper: Fort Wayne News Sentinel
Heart Attack Brought End Myrtle Bowman Died from other Cause than Drowning
HEART ATTACK BROUGHT END
Myrtle Bowman Died From Other Cause Than Drowning, Relatives returning to Fort Wayne today from Shelby Mich. where they attended the funeral of Miss Myrtle Bowman. who was reported to have died by drowning last Monday afternoon have brought back an authentic account of her death stating that she was stricken with an attack of the heart while attempting to rescue her sister,  Emma aged19 years, from drowning, in Riddle lake, Lakeville Indiana
According to the story of relatives, the sisters were in bathing together when the younger Miss Bowman was stricken with cramps and called for help frightened, her elder sister attempted to swim to her rescue but was stricken with  an attack of the heart, which, according to the statement of examining physicians, caused her death The young girl was  saved by Mrs. Wiley Chew, who went to her rescue in a boat Miss Emma was an excellent swimmer The body of the dead girl was taken from the lake by Mrs Clinton Rough, of Lakeville. Relatives of this city who attended the funeral at   Shelby are Mr and Mr. James Henderson, Mrs  A. R. Kelsey, Mr. William Bowman and Miss Blanch Bowman

Name of Deceased: Michael Neland
County Name: Saint JosephState: IN
Newspaper: Buffalo News Obit: Buffalo (WY) News, 12 November 1925, page 8
Mrs. E. S. Ullery of the Nine Mile country received the sad news that her father, Michael Neland, of South Bend, Indiana, had died from a stroke of paralysis on the 30th of October.
Submitted by a Friend of Free Genealogy

Violet Emma (Dolby) Bennett Holdren, Mishawaka
Jan. 3,1910 —Aug. 28. 2004
MISHAWAKA - Violet Emma Dolby Bennett Holdren, 94, died Saturday in Fountain View Nursing Home. The Wetin County native born to the late Leroy and Nora (Kingen) Dolby was married to the late Elmer Bennett and then the late Orval Holdren
Surviving are a sister Crystal Netrefa Marion; children Ester Towns, Selma; Clyde Bennett Montpelier; Patricia Conwell, Muncie; Hannah Greider, Michigan and Cathy Kopp, North Carolina. 23 Grandchildren and several great grandchildren There are no services or visitations The body will be cremated Glancy Funeral Home handled arrangements.
No source.. -- Family  Scrapbook..  Contributed by Christine Walters 

Joyce Elaine (Holdren) Wingert
06 June 1941 - 02 July 1998
Daughter of Orval & Violet (Dolby) Holdren
Grandaughter of Leroy Otto Dolby
South Bend IN

Bluffton News-Banner, Wells Co IN July 6, 1998 Joyce E. Wingett, 57 Former Montpelier resident Joyce E. Wingett, 57, died July 2 at Hospice House in South Bend. She was born in Blackford County in June 20, 1941 to Orval and Violet Dolby Holdren. She was a homemaker and factory worker and was a graduate of Riley High School in South Bend. Surviving are three sons, Raymond Boomhour of Indianapolis, Brett Boomhour of New Jersey and Bart Boomhour of South Bend; three sisters, Linda Domonkos of Miami, Fla., Hannah Greider of Sturgis, Mich., and Cathy Kopp of Statesville, N.C.; three half-sisters, Esther Towns of Selma, Irene Beard of Mishawaka and Patricia Conwell of Muncie; a half-brother, Clyde Bennett of Montpelier; and one grandson. There are no calling hours. The body is to be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Walker & Glancy Funeral Home in Montpelier is in charge of arrangements.
Contributed by Christine Walters --  News-Banner Publications  July 1998

St. Joseph • Mrs. Samuel WILKINSON, of St. Joseph county, while preparing to accompany her husband to South Bend, and seemingly in the best of health and spirits, fell dead of heart disease.
Indiana General News Items from the Indianapolis News 10 December, 1890

St Joseph • News of the death of Mrs. John F. MILLER, widow of the late Senator John F. Miller, of California, was heard with sorrow at South Bend, where many relatives and friends live. She was a native of Pittsburg, Pa., by birth in 1833, and when twenty-two years of age she went to South Bend and made her home with an unde, the late John W. CHESS, a leading merchant at that time. [She met her young attorney in South Bend and they were married in 1857. He became a state senator and she became a "society leader" in Indianapolis. John F. Miller organized the 29  Indiana Regiment] and was chosen Its colonel, and from that time until the close of the war Mrs. Miller spent much of her time at the front. [Made a major general, Miller continued to be in the thickest of the fighting and frequently was wounded], so that Mrs. Miller was kept busy nursing him back to life. While quartered at Nashville they became warm personal friends of Gov. Andrew Johnson, and when he assumed the Presidency of the United States he appointed Miller collector of the port of San Francisco. [John F. Miller later became a US Senator from California.] After his death in 1886 she took his remains to California where burial was had beside the grave of her only son. From that time until her death she made her home with her daughter, the wife of Lieut. Commander CLOVER, United States Navy, at Washington.
Indiana General News Items from the Indianapolis News 10 December, 1890

SOUTH BEND, Ind., March 9.—George Kern, of Kern's Hotel, at Walkerton, this county, died suddenly this morning of congestion of the lungs. He leaves a widow and three daughters. Mr. Kern, was a member of the Knights of Pythias, the
Foresters and MacCabees.
The Indiana Journal March 11, 1896

South Bend, Indiana (St Joseph Co)
A Leading Indianian At Rest
South Bend, Ind., July 16 – John Comby Birdsell, Sr., inventor of the Birdsell clover huller, president of the Birdsell Manufacturing company and superintendent of the St. Jospeh Savings bank, died last night, aged 79 years. He left a wife and three sons.
Guthrie Daily Leader; Guthrie, Oklahoma; July 17, 1894
(Transcribed by D. Donlon; Transcribed as written)

St Joseph county Ind., Oct. 30. a girl aged nine years, the daughter of Levi Smith, of Warren township died last night, from being severely burned about the legs and stomach. Her dress had caught fire while she was putting wood in the stove."
Date: 1876-11-09;  Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review

South Bend, 14. Charles J. Rockstroh, aged 42. one of the best-known of South Bean business men, while despondent  from ill health, and business troubles, took carbolic acid and died.
The broad ax. (Salt Lake City, Utah) , July 29, 1899, Image 2

Not long ago Horace Markham, living near South Bend, Ind., lost his three children inside of seventeen days. On Friday his wife was suddenly taken ill and died in a few hours.
Date: 1873-09-12; Paper: Jackson Citizen Patriot

William Davis of Mishawaka died Wednesday, aged fifty-six.

Michael Haukey of South Bend died Tuesday, aged seventy-three.

Julianna, widow of E. D. Merritt of Mishawaka, died Wednesday night, aged seventy-three.

Frank P. Fields of South Bend died Monday in a Battle Creek sanitarium. He was fifty-five years old.

George S. Lamphere of South Bend died on Thursday, aged, forty-six. He was a coachman of national reputation.
Date: 1907-11-09;  Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review

Mrs. Villa Barrett of South Bend died Saturday, aged 65

Mrs. W. W. Dodge, whose deceased husband was a member of the Dodge Pulley Co. of Mishawaka, surprised her friends by marrying B. F. Moffatt, manager of the Chicago Newspaper Cnion (sic) Friday.

Nate Duey died very  suddenly at South Bend Sunday. He fell as he was leaving the bath, and expired of apoplexy at once. Mr. Duey was the husband of Mrs. O. N. Lumbert, and They were married less, than a year ago.

Following close on the death of Ellen, eldest daughter of ex-Mayor Colfax of South Bend, came that of his only other daughter, 2-year-old Katherine, Saturday afternoon. The deaths of these two children in one of South Bend's best known homes and the tragic circumstances attending them have elicited the sincere sympathy of the city. The death of each was due to poisoning, but the exact cause, it seems, has not yet been accurately determined. It has been freely and constantly announced that it was due to milk, but the family makes no such statement for publication. That the death of each child was the result of food poisoning is regarded by ihe attending physicians as  beyond  reasonable doubt, but it has not yet been ascertained positively  whether it was caused from milk or some other article of diet.
Date: 1904-10-10;  Paper: Elkhart Daily Review

Joseph Yarsdorfer of South Bend died Wednesday, aged eighty-eight.

Mrs. Malinda Corby of South Bend died Tuesday, aged fifty-nine. Daniel Williams of Niles died Thursday, aged thirty-three.

John D. Johnson of South Bend died Monday.
Date: 1909-10-23;  Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review

Peter Nemeth of South Bend was viciously attacked by Harry Blue; who wielded an ax, and .two bad gashes were cut in one arm before officers who happened to hear Nemeth's cries interfered. Blue, a boarder at a saloon, .took up a minor quarrel between Nemeth and the saloonist. A few days ago a man died In South Bend of injuries inflicted by another who took upon himself to help out a saloonman's quarrel.

Ed Lewis, a carriage painter at the Studebaker in South Bend, was killed Wednesday afternoon, his head being crushed. He attempted to jump onto an ascending elevator, but missed the platform and fell one story, Lewis was about sixty years old and had been employed at the factory for a long time. He is said to have a son and daughter living at Louisville, where he was at one time engaged in the paint business. 

Ladislaw Hazinski, a legless as well as armless man, who was given a home for some a time at St Joseph Hospital, South Bend, died at that institution Tuesday from acute tuberculosis, aged about thirty-four years.
Date: 1906-08-23;  Paper: Elkhart Daily Review

Arthur Boye, a clerk at the Houseworth Bros, central store, has gone to Valparaiso to attend the funeral of his mother, who died suddenly in South Bend, where she was visiting, at 1 a. m. today.
Date: 1906-08-23;  Paper: Elkhart Daily Review

Mrs. Robert Ernsberger of Mishawaka died Wednesday, aged twenty-one.
Date: 1906-08-23;  Paper: Elkhart Daily Review

Mrs. Andrew Nifong of Mishawaka died Tuesday, aged thirty-four.
Date: 1906-08-23;  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

Adam Smick of Liberty township, St. Joseph county, died Saturday, aged 76.
Date: 1905-02-02;  Paper: Elkhart Daily Review

Dennis Bishop of St. Joseph died Thursday, aged eighty-five.
Date: 1908-09-05;  Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review

CAVE-IN KILLS TWO
Death Comes to Men Working In South Bend Sewer Extension. South Bend, Ind., Jan. 29.—Two men lost, their lives in a cave-in on the East Jefferson street sewer extension and a third is fatally injured. A fourth was caught but managed to escape with only slight injuries.
The dead are Charles Owens and Charles Paul. Steve Nemeth and John Smith were injured.
The Logansport Pharos January 29, 1909

Pioneer Newspaper Editor Succumbs
MISHAWAKA. Ind., March 2.— E. A. Jernegan, for more than fifty years editor of the Mishawaka Enterprise, died at his home here today after a lingering illness. He was 76 years old.
The Logansport Morning Press March 3 1922

SOUTH BEND, Ind-, Dec 4.—Joseph P. Flannigan, of New Carlisle, committed suicide this morning by taking a large dose of morphine
Date: 1899-12-06; Paper: Indiana State Journal

SOUTH BEND Ind,, Nov, 13.—Joseph C. Welery, one of the most prominent Republicans in St. Joseph county, is dead at the age of fifty-eight years- Mrs, Julia K. Scott, aged seventy years, died today. She was one of the oldest residents in the county
Date: 1899-11-15; Paper: Indiana State Journal

Deaths at South Bend: Adam Reed, Sunday, aged eighty; Mrs. Hester Johnson, Sunday, aged seventy; Daniel Swope, Sunday, aged twenty- three; "Sirs. Anna Murray, Sunday, aged seventy-five; Warner Greenwalt, Friday, aged eighty:eight; Peter Rittenhouse, Sunday, aged sixty-four.
Date: Wednesday, January 1, 1908   Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, IN)   Page: 7

Julius Babish of South Bend fell dead while going for a scuttle of coal, Friday morning. He had been ill a long time. He was forty-nine years of age, and had no relatives.
Date: Wednesday, January 1, 1908   Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, IN)   Page: 7

Deaths at South Bend: John Seister, Thursday, aged ninety-one; David Karston, Friday, aged fifty-two.
Date: Wednesday, January 1, 1908   Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, IN)   Page: 7

Miss Mary Klingler of New Carlisle died Monday, aged fifty-one.
Date: Wednesday, January 1, 1908   Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, IN)   Page: 7

Joseph Allen Joslin of Mishawaka died Friday, aged fifty.
Date: Wednesday, January 1, 1908   Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, IN)   Page: 7

Henry Eberhart near South Bend, accidentally shot and killed himself while climbing over a fence with a shotgun.
Brownstone Banner May 23 1895

Michael Reybrodt found a two-bushel sack in some shrubbery near South Bend. It contained a dead child..
Brownstone Banner May 23 1895

Name of Deceased: Clifford W. Williams
Clifford W. Williams March 16, 1918 - Nov. 25, 2001
Clifford W. Williams, 83, of Cedar Street, Mishawaka, Ind., died at 3:23 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, in Saint Joseph Community Hospital. He was born in Waterloo, Ala., on March 16, 1918, and had lived in this area most of his life. Clifford was preceded in death by his parents, John M. and Ola B. (White) Williams; five brothers, Jeff, Lewis, Roy, Carl and Ray; and by three sisters, Hattie Nesbitt, Nora Williams and Mary Love.
Clifford retired in 1977 from Uniroyal after 33 years of service. He was a member of South Side General Baptist Church in Mishawaka.
Mr. Williams married the former Virginia Holcombe in Waterloo. She survives. He is also survived by two sons, Jesse M. Williams of South Bend, Ind., and Denny L. (Jean) Williams of Mishawaka; and by two grandchildren, Brent A. (Jennifer) Williams of Mishawaka and Susan M. Williams of Las Vegas, Nev.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Nov. 27, in the Bubb Funeral Chapel North, 3910 N. Main Street, Mishawaka. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home, with Rev. Adolph Lacy and Rev. Jeff Little officiating. Entombment will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to South Side General Baptist Church, 1615 South Spring Street, Mishawaka, IN 46544.
Burial: Fairview Cemetery  Mishawaka St. Joseph County Indiana, USA
Newspaper South Bend Tribune 11/27/2001
Submitted by  Denny Williams

O’BRIEN
May 29, at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Francis Murphy, 1020 West Adams st., Miss Ellen O’Brien. Funeral Notice later. Burial at South Bend, Ind. [The Chicago Times Herald, Thursday Morning, May 30, 1895 – Tr by Suzan Stern]
submitted by James VanDerMark

F. B. Hitchcock
Ashtabula, May 8 - F. B. Hitchcock, a former resident of this city, died at her home in South Bend, Ind.
[Plain Dealer, May 9, 1918]

Frank Davis
Ashtabula, Apr 25 - Frank Davis, 40, is dead in South Bend. Ind.  His home was in North Kingsville, five miles east of here.
[Plain Dealer,
Apr 26, 1918]

Obituary: Virginia A. Williams
April 19, 1922 - Dec. 24, 2007

MISHAWAKA - Virginia was 85 and passed away on December 24th in Hospice House. She was born to Lanier and Lou Holcombe in Lauderdale County in Alabama near Waterloo, Alabama. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Williams, in November 2001; along with six brothers, Will, John, Elmo, Arthur, Ted and Ruben; and five sisters, Edna, Hattie, Sally, Vera and Gertrude. She is survived by a sister, Rosie (Leroy) Haddock of Killen, Alabama; two sons, Jess (Kim) Williams of South Bend and Denny (Jean) Williams of Mishawaka; a grandson, Brent (Jennifer) Williams; a granddaughter, Susan (Matt) Park; along with two great-granddaughters, Rachel Williams and Hannah Park. She is also survived by one sister-in-law, Francis Williams of Florence, Alabama, and many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. As Virginia Holcombe she married Clifford in Alabama in 1940. Their marriage spanned 61 wonderful years. In 1942 they moved to Mishawaka. Clifford and Virginia were members of South Side General Baptist Church. Virginia was briefly employed by Ball Band (Uniroyal) during WWII. Later she worked as a seamstress for Fashion Cleaners. Virginia loved her family and had great love for her grandchildren, Brent and Susan. In the last four years her greatest pride came to her in her great-granddaughters, Rachel and Hannah. Virginia had a great interest in current events and the space program. After retirement, Clifford and Virginia made many trips to Orange Beach, Alabama, where she loved looking for sand dollars and garage sales. Virginia was a 20-year cancer survivor and always faced this illness with a smile and a great attitude. The family cannot express their indebtedness to Dr. Rafat Ansari and his staff at Michigan Hematology and Oncology. Their expert treatments and kind and loving ways were the utmost help in the last three-and-a-half years in her battle with cancer. We also thank Hospice House for the quality care and dignity she received in her last few days. Pastor Jeff Little, who was dearly loved by both Virginia and Clifford, will conduct the funeral in the Bubb Funeral Chapel, 3910 N. Main St., at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29th. Friends may call in the funeral home on Friday, Dec. 28th, from 4 to 6 p.m. Interment will follow the funeral service at Fairview Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to South Side General Baptist Church, Building Fund, or to the Williams Chapel graveyard fund, Waterloo, Alabama.
Submitters Name: Denny Williams
Newspaper: South Bend Tribune December 27, 2007

Moncer L. Young
June 19, 1915- October 12, 2000

Moncer L. "Mose" Young, 85, of Harman Drive, Mishawaka, Indiana died at 9:05 a. m. Thursday, October 12 in Saint Joseph Community Hospital.
He was born June 19, 1915 in Florence, Lauderdale County, Alabama; to the late Lee and Ethel Rogers Young. He was also preceded in death by two sisters. Toye Crowell and Pearl Mattox; and by a brother Hosea Young. Mr. Young married Juanita F. Geist in Mishawaka, on August 20, 1941, she died on December 1, 1994.
He had lived in Mishawaka for 75 years. Moncer gained notoriety in the 1930's as Mishawaka High School's "Maroon Giant, " earning ten letters for his participation in football, basketball and track. He then went on to a football scholarship at Alabama University in 1937, where he played for Bear Bryant.
During World War II Mr. Young was twice decorated in the Battle of the Bulge. He retired from Bendix in 1977, after 40 years of service.
He is survived by a son, Lee C. Young of Mishawaka.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday October 15, in the Bubb Funeral Chapel North 3910 Norht Main Street, Mishawaka.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a. m. on Monday October 16 with Rev. Ervin Mize officiating. Burial will follow in Saint Joseph Valley Memorial Park, Granger, Indiana.
Family links:
Parents:  Lee Jackson Young (1883 - 1962)  M. Ethel Rogers Young (1892 - 1976)
Spouse: Juanita Faye Geist Young (1917 - 1994)
Burial: Saint Joseph Valley Memorial Park  Granger St. Joseph County Indiana, USA
Submitters Name: Denny Williams
County Name: St Joseph State: in Newspaper: South Bend Tribune

F. B. Hitchcock
Ashtabula, May 8 - F. B. Hitchcock, a former resident of this city, died at her home in South Bend, Ind. [Plain Dealer, May 9, 1918]

Frank Davis
Ashtabula, Apr 25 - Frank Davis, 40, is dead in South Bend. Ind.  His home was in North Kingsville, five miles east of here. [Plain Dealer, Apr 26, 1918]

Saturday while Lewis Mejer a prominent lawyer of South Bend, was in our city on business, he received a telegram of the death of his little four year old boy, who had been playing out in the street with his little sister, and attempted to follow the little girl across the street. The boy ran under a street car and was killed instantly.
Semi-weekly independent., December 07, 1895, Image 1

Name of Deceased: John J. Schindler
Newspaper: South Bend Tribune
Submitters Name: Liz Randolph
Obit: South Bend Tribune 4 Aug 1915
Impressive funeral services were held this morning at 9 o'clock at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic church for John J. SCHINDLER, solemn requiem high mass being said by Rev. Dean L.A. MOENCH.  Many residents filled the church and Mishawaka Lawyers Club and the St. Joseph's society attended in a body.  The cortege was one of the longest ever seen in Mishawaka.  The St. Joseph's society, of which Mr. SCHINDLER had been president, led the was to St. Joseph's Cemetery, where funeral occurred.  Over 40 carriages were in the funeral procession.
James BECHER, A.J. MAJOR, Jacob BUCHHEIT, Joseph GANSER, John GOELLER and Adolph KAMM, Sr. were the pallbearers, being representatives of the church council, the St. Joseph's society and the Catholic Knights of America, with all of which Mr. SCHINDLER had been identified.  The directors of the First National Bank and the Mishawaka Trust and Savings company were at the funeral.
Monseigneur J.H. OECHTERING and Mrs. William SCHINDLER, of Fort Wayne, IN, were among those attending the funeral.  From 9 o'clock until 10 o'clock the First National Bank, the First Trust and Savings company closed their establishments out of respect for Mr. SCHINDLER , who had been identified with each of these institutions.

Name of Deceased: William N. Schindler
Newspaper: South Bend Tribune
Submitters Name: Liz Randolph
Obit: William N. SCHINDLER, one of the most prominent citizens of Mishawaka and formerly  a well-known business man, passed away about 11 o'clock last night at the family residence, 109 West Third Street, aged 55 years.  About six weeks ago he was taken ill and there were symptoms of typhoid.  This developed into a complication and a specialist was summoned from fort Wayne, IN.  Later there was apoplexy and paralysis which finally caused death. 
Mr. SCHINDLER was born in Buffalo, NY May 20, 1858.  He was the son of Andrew SCHINDLER who came to this country in 1848, from Baden, Germany, and Rosa KUHN SCHINDLER, a native of Switzerland.
When a child, Mr. SCHINDLER went with his parents to Dunkirk, NY where his father engaged in the hotel business.  He came to Mishawaka in early childhood, where he had the benefit of good parochial education later attending St. Francis seminary in Milwaukee, WI where he remained for four years.  He returned to Mishawaka, where he learned the trade of merchant miller of his uncles, the KUHN Bros., builders of the St. Joseph mills in 1861.
Mr. SCHINDLER was a devout Catholic and was one of the most prominent members of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. 
In 1884 the St. Joseph Milling company was incorporated in the large mill on the north race. In 1895 the company was dissolved and Mr. SCHINDLER became the sole proprietor. He retired from active business in 1903. 
Mr. SCHINDLER was married Jan 8, 1889 to Miss Marie A. OECHTERING.  Mr. SCHINDLER is survived by three brothers, J.J. SCHINDLER of Mishawaka, Andrew SCHINDLER of Chicago, and Joseph SCHINDLER of La Porte, IN.
The remains may be viewed Sunday afternoon to 9 o'clock Tuesday morning from St. Joseph's Church with solemn high requiem mass with the Right Rev. Montgr.  J.H. OECHTERING vicar general, brother-in-law of the deceased as celebrant.  The latter was in the city today.  Internment in St. Joseph's cemetery.
In accordance with a wish often expressed by the deceased the family expressed the desire that friends and family do not send flowers.
23 Sep 1913

Name of Deceased: Rose Koelndorfer
Newspaper: South Bend Tribune
Submitters Name: Liz Randolph
Obit: 14 Jun 1920
Miss Rose KOELNDORFER, 24 years old, 1409 South Kendall Street, died Sunday night at 10:45 following a 3 month illness of tuberculosis.  Born in Austria-Hungary June 13, 1896 came to America 7 years ago.  Surviving are her father Joseph Koelndorfer, brothers Joseph M. and Nicholas, all of this city.  Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery and mass will be said at St. Mary's church.

(Northern Journal (Lowville, NY) – Thursday,  October 25, 1838)
Died In Penn Township, St. Joseph's County, Indiana on the 25th inst., James Kimball, formerly of this town, aged about 25 years.--
Jim Dezotell

Darius J. Wells, one of St. Joseph's oldest and best citizens, died suddenly Wednesday, aged eighty-six years. He was a lieutenant in the civil war, and after locating in St. Joseph forty years ago became a prominent dry goods merchant.
Date: Wednesday, October 13, 1909 Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, IN) Page: 5 

Mrs. Lucy Beckwith of South Bend died Monday night, aged seventy-eight.' She and her husband, Levi Beckwith, now deceased, were pioners of White Pigeon, where the interment will take place Thursday.
Date: Wednesday, October 13, 1909 Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, IN) Page: 5 

Russell Scudder of South Bend died of heart disease while sleeping Wednesday night. He was seventy-four years old.
Date: Wednesday, October 13, 1909 Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, IN) Page: 5 

Alva, thirteen-year-old son of John Tyler of Mishawaka, died Wednesday.
Date: Wednesday, October 13, 1909 Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, IN) Page: 5

Mrs. Sarah Sessman of Mishawaka died Monday night, aged fifty-live.
Date: Wednesday, October 13, 1909 Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, IN) Page: 5 

Miss Clara Tramer of Mishawaka died Tuesday, aged seventeen.
Date: Wednesday, October 13, 1909 Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, IN) Page: 5 

Emil Honer of South Bend died Wednesday, aged forty-eight.
Date: Wednesday, October 13, 1909 Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, IN) Page: 5 

Joseph Chaplin of South Bend died Tuesday, aged forty-nine.
Date: Wednesday, October 13, 1909 Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, IN) Page: 5

Mrs. Harry (Minnie) Hambright died at Mishawaka Monday, aged 29. Her infant child died a few days before.
Date: Wednesday, September 22, 1909 Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, IN) Page: 5

Mrs. Emeline Hamlin, aged 75, died at Mishawaka Wednesday.
Date: Wednesday, September 22, 1909 Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, IN) Page: 5

Mrs. Herman (Lucinda) Walters of Warren township, St. Joseph county, died Wednesday, aged 41.
Date: Wednesday, September 22, 1909 Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, IN) Page: 5

Mrs. Justina Crocker of South Bend, died Thursday, aged 68.
Date: Wednesday, September 22, 1909 Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, IN) Page: 5

Jacob Bauerlein of Mishawaka died Thursday, aged fifty-seven.
Date: Wednesday, June 5, 1907 Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, IN) Page: 5

Barnhart Lanmadee of South Bend died Monday, aged sixty-five. His sister, Mis. Margaret Manrtering, died last Saturday.
Date: Wednesday, June 5, 1907 Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, IN) Page: 5

Edith, twelve-year-old daughter of Rudolph Bollinger of Millersburg, died Thursday of diphtheria.
Date: Wednesday, June 5, 1907 Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, IN) Page: 5

Miss Anna Andrews, formerly of Mishawaka, died at Alpena, Mich., Saturday, aged twenty-six.
Date: Wednesday, June 5, 1907 Paper: Elkhart Weekly Review (Elkhart, IN) Page: 5 

John Ofelt of Mishawaka died on Thursday, aged seventy-seven.
The Elkhart Weekly Review Sept. 22, 1909

Mrs. Dennis YanRiper of Mishawaka died Sunday, aged twenty-four.
The Elkhart Weekly Review Sept. 22, 1909




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