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Bertie Ambrosier
Bertie Ambrosier, 14, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Ambrosier, died of pneumonia at her home in Milbrook township March 20. She was born June 8, 1880 in Crawford county, Ohio. Burial in Hill City Cemetery. (The Hill City Reville, Graham Co., Kansas, March 28, 1895 - PG - Sub by FoFG)

Vernon E. Barker
Vernon E. Barker, 74 of New Washington, died Oct 10, 2006, at Galion Community Hospital. He was born in Elliott County, Ky., Jan 18, 1932, to the late Everett E. and Minnie B. (Wagner) Barker. In 1956 he moved to the area and June 27, 1959, he married Minnie Middleton, who survives.
Vernon retired after 38 years from McClain Easy Pack (formerly Peabody) in Galion and was a member of the United Baptist Church in Shelby.
Along with his wife of 47 years, Vernon is survived by four children, Dan Barker, Donna (Doug) Rader, Dale (Kathy) Barker all of Bucyrus, David (Angela) Barker of New Washington; eleven grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; one brother, Donald (Sue) Barker of Kentucky; three sisters, Mary (Arlie Ray) Moore, Lois (Paul) Fannin, both of Kentucky, and Pauline Brown of Crestline.
In addition to his parents, Vernon is preceded in death by a brother, William Barker, and a sister Martha Reynolds.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Wise Funeral Service in Bucyrus, where the funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday with Elder Burl Middleton officiating. Interment will follow in Crawford County Memory Gardens. [ Fremont News-Messenger, Oct 12, 2006 - submitted by George Jochum]

Frances Adora Zaebst Brown
NEW WASHINGTON (Special) -- Mrs. Frances Brown died here at 9 p.m., Wednesday at the home of her daughter. She was aged 80 years. Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her husband Curtis. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Zaebst of Cranberry-co. and was born Sept. 29, 1861. She was the mother of 13 children, 11 living. Surviving besides the children are one sister and five brothers.
Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the High Funeral Home here with the Rev. Paul Gerlach officiating. Burial in the Lutheran Cemetery here. [Sandusky Register Star News (Sandusky, Ohio) August 21, 1941 - Sub. by Ida Maack Recu]

Frances Brown
Mrs. Frances Brown, 79, Succumbs At New Washington.
NEW WASHINGTON -- Mrs. Frances Brown, 79, mother of 11 children, died here last night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. P. High. She was born in Crawford county, Sept. 29, 1861.
Surviving are two sons, Lawrence of New Washington and Albert of Bucyrus; nine daughters, Mrs. Charles Cleland of Shelby, Mrs. Glen Braden, Mrs. Russell Cox and Mrs. Marvin Matthes, all of Mansfield, Harriett Brown, Mrs. Ivan Ledere and Mrs. Edson Lent, all of Lakewood; Mrs. Christian Weigler of Bucyrus and Mrs. Proctor High of New Washington; one sister, Mrs. Ikes Gable of New Washington; five brothers, Adam Zaebst of California, Otis Zaebst of Andora, Rufus Zaebst of Gabon, Frank Zaebst of Sulphur Springs, and Fred Zaebst of Bucyrus, 20 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Rev. Paul Gerlach of the Lutheran church here will conduct funeral services Saturday at 2 p.m. in the High funeral home. [Mansfield News Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) August 21, 1941 - Sub. by Ida Maack Recu]

Louisa Caldwell
Bucyrus, Jan 27- Mrs. Louisa Caldwell, 58, widow of Frank Caldwell, died yesterday afternoon at her home in Bucyrus after a 10-week illness of heart trouble. She was a native of Bucyrus township. Surviving are a daughter Hazel, at home, and two sisters, Mrs. Ellen McKinstry and Mrs. Harriett Caldwell, both of Bucyrus. The funeral will be conducted Monday at 2 p. m. at the Wise funeral home. Burial will be made in Oakwood cemetery. [Marion Star, Jan 27, 1940]

Nancy Campbell
Died, in Leon [Iowa], last Monday morning (Mar. 26, 1894) at 4 o’clock, at the ho me of Mrs. Jacob Hawk, her eldest daughter, Mrs. Nancy Campbell, the third child of Darius and Mary (Pettibone) Landon.  The deceased was born in Luzerne county, Pa., October 28, 1816. In company with her parents she removed to Delaware county, Ohio, in the fall of 1816, which section was considered the frontier at that time. Here she passed her youthful days on a farm, her father having located a land warrant on 200 acres of timber across the Scioto river from where the town of Prospect now stands. She was converted and joined the M.E. Church at a camp meeting held on her father’s farm by Revs. Gilruth, Shaw and Wilson, August 29, 1829. In the summer of 1832 she removed with her parents to a farm near Bucyrus, in Crawford county, Ohio, where she was united in marriage to Asa D. Campbell, July 17, 1834. To this union were born nine children, three of whom have preceded her to the better world. In the fall and winter of 1869 they located at Pleasanton, where the husband died, aged 69 years and 6 months and was buried in the cemetery one-half mile south of town. In the fall of 1881 mother broke up housekeeping and has since made her home with her children. During the last few years her health has not been very good and she has been deprived to a great degree of attending religious services. In all of her sickness she was always patient, bearing her sufferings with fortitude and always expressing herself as being subject to the will of her Father. During her last sickness she often expressed a desire to be at rest and during the evening preceding her death, in talking with her children, she said the Lord was with her and was her comfort and stay. She exhorted her friends to be Christians and meet her in heaven, where she soon expected to be. Shortly before death she dropped off in a calm and apparently refreshing sleep from which she never awoke. The immediate cause of her death was heart failure. Thus ends a long and useful Christian life. Let us all try to follow the example she set us while living—that of doing good to all.   G. P. C.
We desire to return our sincere thanks to the many kind friends who were so attentive to and showed so much kindness to our dear mother, and extended their sympathy to us, her children, in this, our time of trouble. May they never look for friends when called on to part with loved ones is the wishes and prayers of her children.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Hawk, Leon.
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Johnson, Leon.
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Campbell, Saline, Mo.
Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Halstead, Schuyler, Neb.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. P. Campbell, Davis City.
Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Campbell, Curtis, Neb.
[Unknown newspaper, c. March 1894; Transcribed and Submitted by Carol Lombardi]

Richard W. Carlin
Richard W. Carlin, 68, of 9725 Ketterman Drive, Galion, died Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006, at home after an extended illness.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Richardson-Davis Funeral Home where services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Charles E. Brooks officiating. Burial will follow at Iberia Cemetery where military graveside services will be conducted by the U. S. Marine Corps and the Galion/Crestline veterans organizations. [Fremont News-Messenger, Oct 23, 2006 - Sub. by George Jochum]

Marvin C. Cosgrove
Bucyrus, O., March 5 - Marvin C. Cosgrove, 92, one of Bucyrus' last two civil war veterans, died of infirmities of age yesterday afternoon at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Dr. and Mrs. F. W. Kehrer of Bucyrus. He was born May 3, 1847 in Webster, N. Y., son of Stephen and Hannah Hiler Cosgrove. Until several months ago Mr. Cosgrove was unusually active for a man of his years and particularly enjoyed attending motion picture shows.
He enlisted in the Union army on March 13, 1864 with Co. C., O. V.I. and served two years as a private. A year ago last summer he attended the G. A. R. and Confederate soldiers' reunion at Gettysburg, Pa. The funeral will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Wise funeral home. Burial will be made in Nevada cemetery. [Marion Star, Mar 5, 1940 - Sub. L. Dietz]

Stephen Cramer II
Stephen Cramer II, of 260 Wayne Ave., Bucyrus, died Oct 23, 2006, at The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus.
Stephen was born Dec. 20 1968 in Bucyrus to Stephen Cramer and Brenda (Sweeney) Melvin who survive in Bucyrus. In addition he is survived by his stepfather Chuck Melvin; Aunts Cherie (Alan) Young; Loretta (Gilbert) Johnson; and Julia (Fredie) Dicks all of Bucyrus; cousins Albert Johnson, Tami Kreiger, Loretta (Todd) Pennington, Dana (Brent) Rainis, Alana (Tom) Lemmen, Hope (Mike) Wittig, and Noah Young.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Frank and Mildred Sweeney, as well as paternal grandparents Willis and Miriam Cramer.
Stephen lived his entire life in the community graduating from Colonel Crawford High School in 1987. He served as a Sgt. in the U.S. Air Force, successfully completed training as a dental assistant specialist, served in support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm, and received the AF Outstanding Unit Award, Nat. Defense Service Medal, AF Longevity Service Award Ribbon, and the Air Force Training Ribbon. Stephen was a member of the Crestline VFW Post # 2920 and a Life Member of Amvets Post #27.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. in the Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home with burial in Crawford County Memory Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday where the family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Military Services will be provided by the American Legion Post 181. [Fremont News-Messenger, Oct 24, 2006 -Sub. by George Jochum]

Catherine A. Cress
ST. MARYS - Catherine A. Cress, 84, died at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital. She was born March 26, 1900, in Bucyrus, the daughter of Henry L. and Maude Kemmis Haspeslagh. She married Cecil C. Cress, who died April 12,1958. Mrs. Cress was a homemaker. She was a member of Woodlawn United Methodist Church, Bucyrus. Survivors include a son, Frederick L. Cress of St. Marys; two daughters, Mrs. Russell (Irene) Hardy of Big Bear Lake, Calif, and Mrs. Virgil (Marjorie) Slane of Canton ; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Wise Funeral Home, Bucyrus, Rev. Robert B. Smeltzer officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Bucyrus. Friends may call at the Long and Folk Funeral Home Yoder Chapel from 6 to 9 tonight. The body will be taken to the Wise Funeral Home where friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. [Lima News, Feb 21, 1985 - Sub. by L. Dietz]

Louise Crider
Galion, Mar 29 - Mrs. Louise Crider, 74, is dead following a long illness. [Cleveland Plain Dealer, Mar 30, 1917 - Sub by L. Dietz]

Ernest A. Culvert
Galion - The body of Ernest A. Culvert, 71, was brought to Galion for burial in Fairview cemetery. He died at the Eagles home in Mansfield Friday of a heart attack, and services were held in Mansfield Tuesday. The Marion Star, Mar 6, 1946

Susan Delarber
N. Auburn Woman is Found Dead
NORTH AUBURN, Jan. 12 -Mrs. Susan Delarber, 85, was found dead in bed on Friday morning at the home of her son, Phillip Delarber, five miles east of New Washington. She had been in falling health, for the past several years. However, she was able to be up and around the greater part of this time. Her last few years were very trying: because of the fact that she had -lost her eyesight. She was born in Germany and came to America, with her parents when a young girl. Her husband, Jacob Delarber preceded her in death many years ago. The only survivors are her son, Phillip with whom she lived and a daughter, Mrs. Eugene White of North Fairfield.
Mrs. Delarber was a member of Mother of Sorrows church and also of the Altar society. She lived her whole life from the time of her immigration in this locality. Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 9 o'clock at the Mother of Sorrows church with Rev Father Joseph Inkrott officiating, Burial will be made in the church cemetery. [Bucyrus Telegraph Forum, Jan 12, 1935 - Sub. by Dawsonlm]

John Donnelwirth
John Donnelwirth, 70, for many years baliff of the common pleas court, died yesterday at a Toledo hospital. [Plain Dealer, Apr 17, 1918 - Sub by L. Dietz]

Daniel Dougherty
Daniel Dougherty, of Auburn township, Crawford county, died on the 19th inst., aged 98 years. [Gallipolis Journal, (Gallipolis, Oh.) Thursday, December 4, 1873 December 4, 1873 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]

John Ecstein
Bucyrus, Dec 29- John Ecstein, 68, farmer of Vernon township is dead. [Cleveland Plain Dealer, Dec 30, 1917 - Sub by L. Dietz]

Henry Martin Egner
Aug. 31, 1917-Oct. 28, 2006
Henry Martin Egner, 89, of 121 Shady Lane, Galion, died Saturday at Galion Community Hospital, after a short illness.
Born in Ashland, he was the son of the late Frank J. Egner and Cornelia (Stover) Egner. He was preceded in death on Apr. 16, 2003 by his wife, Betty (Krebs) Scott Egner whom he married on Apr. 29, 1973. He was previously married to Winoid Musgrave on Nov. 3, 1934 and she preceded him in 1972.
He attended Galion High School and was a member of The Galion Seventh Day Adventist Church where he served as Head Elder and a member of the finance committee. He was a breeder and trainer of quarter horses and a lifetime member of the Ohio Quarter Horse Association and member of American Quarter Horse Association for many years. He was a charter member of the National Reining Horse Association.
He was co-owner of Galion Transfer and Storage Company in 1932 with his father F.J. Egner. He was also president of F.J. Egner & Son, Inc., transporters of petroleum and other liquid products from 1934 until the sale of the company in 1960; owner of C.R.& M., Inc. Mack Truck Sales & Service of Galion and associated with R.& R. Mack Truck Sales & Service in Austintown. He served as a director of The National Tank Truck Carriers, Inc. and was an officer in Owners Products, Inc. from 1949 to 1960.
He is survived by two sisters, Janice Ramsey of Galion and Alberta Smith of Apex, N.C.; a brother and sister-in-law, Frank H. and Penny Egner of Findlay; many nieces and nephews; a step-son and spouse, Frank (Butch) and Donna Scott; and two step-granddaughters, Rebecca Scott and Tracy House all of Canandaigua, N.Y.
In August of 1961 he was preceded in death by a son, Larry Egner. He is also preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.
Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., today at Richardson-Davis Funeral Home where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday with Pastor Marcellus de Oliveira officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery. [Fremont News-Messenger, Oct 30, 2006 - sub. by George Jochum]

Mrs. B. M. Eichman
Bucyrus, Mar 9- Mrs. B. M. Eichman, 73, is dead. [Plain Dealer, May, 10, 1918 - Sub by L. Dietz]

Marjorie M. Ellis
Marjorie M. Ellis, 87, of 1225 Westmoor Drive, Galion, died Oct.14, 2006, at home.
Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Richardson-Davis Funeral Home where services will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. Loyd Caudill officiating.
A graveside service will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in New Philadelphia on Wednesday. [Fremont News-Messenger, Oct 16, 2006 - sub. by George Jochum]

Andrew Frank
Galion, Feb. 1 - Andrew Frank, 65, retired farmer, died today. [Cleveland Plain Dealer, Feb. 2, 1917 - Sub by L. Dietz]

Charles S. Garvarick
GALION - Charles S. Garvarick, 92, Civil war veteran. who served three years as a private in Company K, Ohio Infantry, died Friday night after on illness of one week, in his home 122 Second
avenue.  He was born in Pennsylvania, Jan. 31, 1842, and fallowing the Civil war was a farmer, east of here. He enlisted on Aug. 20, 1862, and served until July 18, 1865 when he was honorably discharged. Mr. Garvarick was one of the privates who took part in Sherman 's march.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Anna Garvarick; six children, Mrs. Viola Baldunger, Mrs. Clarence Chubb and Mrs. H. L. Chubb, all of Gallon; Mrs. William A. Miller und Edwin Garvarick, both of West Point, and Siebert Garverick, of New Winchester. He also is survived by three brothers, four sisters, -13 grandchildren, 23 great- grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p. m. in the Volk funeral home in charge of Rev, J. H. Patterson, of North Robinson. Burial will be made In Iberia cemetery. Friends are asked to omit flowers. [Mansfield News-Journal, Oct 24, 1934]

G. H. Graham
Bucyrus - The body of a man found in the Sandusky river at the Main street bridge. It is thought he was G. H. Graham, formerly of Lima. [Newark Advocate, Jul 1, 1901 - Sub. by L. Dietz]

William Hess
William Hess, 36, is dead. [Plain Dealer, May, 10, 1918 - Sub by L. Dietz]

John Hoffman
Killed--- The gale of the 22d ult., was very severe in Crawford County, prostrating trees and fences, and unroofing buildings. John Hoffman, a farmer residing five miles from Bucyrus, while walking through the woods on the 22d during the gale, was instantly killed by a falling limb. [Defiance Democrat, Mar 24, 1860 - Sub by L. Dietz]

Eleanor M. Hout
Eleanor M. Hout, 91, formerly of 2974 Ohio 598, Crestline, died Monday Oct. 9, 2006 at Crestline Nursing Home, Crestline.
Eleanor M. Hout was born in Crawford County, April 29, 1915 to the late Elmer and Florence (Volkmer) Walter. She married Charles E. Hout on June 12, 1937, and he preceded her Oct. 8, 1983.
Eleanor had lived in the area her entire life and was a graduate of Leesville High School. She was employed by Crestline Memorial Hospital as a nurses' aide for 17 years from 1960-1977. Mrs. Hout was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Leesville, and the Crestline Golden Age Center. She was a wonderful mother and was proud of the seven winters she got to spend with her husband in Florida.
She is survived by her two sons and two daughters, Richard and Jo Hout of West Jefferson, Joann and Dee Plaster of Mansfield, Edward and Janet Hout of Crestline, Elaine and Marty Komives of London; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two step-great grandchildren; her sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Harold Baldinger of Galion; and her sister-in-law, Eileen Walter of Crestline.
She was also preceded in death by her son, Donald Hout, and her brother, Carl Walter.
Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, Crestline, where services will be at 11a.m. Friday with Pastor Ann Hunter officiating. Burial will follow in Crawford County Memory Gardens, Crestline. [Fremont News-Messenger, October 11, 2006 - submitted by George Jochum]

Caroline Karg
New Washington- Mrs. Caroline Karg, 69, died at her home three miles south of here, Friday afternoon following a year's illness.
Survivors include six children, two by a former marriage. They are Wallace Laux of New Washington, and Fred Laux of Hiwatha, Mich., and Mrs. Emery Shrefe of Tiro. Ralph and Clarence Karg, both of New Washington. and Mrs. Fred Sheely of Chatfield. Two sisters and three brothers also survive. They are Mrs. Anna Zaebst of North Olestead, O., Mrs. Elizabeth Waters of Guthrie, Vt., Adam Reidel of Chatfield, Charles and Jacob Riedel, both of New Washington. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the home with Rev. John (?), pastor of the Lutheran church officiating. Burial will be made in the Lutheran cemetery. [Mansfield News-Journal, Oct 24, 1934] * Newspaper was very hard to read.

Mrs. Jacob Keene
Galion, May 8- The body of Mrs. Jacob Keene, 62, wife of the city auditor, who died in this city, was taken to Sandusky for burial today. [Plain Dealer, May 9, 1918 - Sub by L. Dietz]

Genevieve A. (Heydinger) Kehres
Genevieve A. (Heydinger) Kehres, 102, resident of New Washington, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006, in Hillside Acres Nursing Home in Willard.
She was born on March 10, 1904 in Richland County to the late August & Mayme (Wechter) Heydinger. She was a member of the Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church in North Auburn and the Rosary Altar Society. She was a homemaker that enjoyed quilting, crocheting, playing cards and most of all, being with her family.
She is survived by seven sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald and Estella Kehres of New Washington; Carl and Annabelle Kehres of New Washington; Ben and Pauline Kehres of Tiro; Robert 'Spark' and Connie Kehres of New Washington; Kenneth and Rene Kehres of El Dorado, Kansas, Daniel and Lois Kehres of New Washington, and Fr. Franklin Kehres of Norwalk; one daughter, Sister Theresa Kehres O.S.F. of New Boston, Ohio; a daughter-in-law, Barbara & John McKinley of Westerville; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Frank Heydinger of Norwalk and Raymond Heydinger of Shelby; a sister, Rita Studer of Mansfield.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Louis August Kehres on August 22, 1999 ; her parents; one son, Frederick Kehres; 3 brothers, Sylvester, Herbert and Clement "Nick" Heydinger and 2 sisters, Sister Bernardine Heydinger O.S.U. and Helen Young.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in New Washington on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., with a prayer service at 4 p.m.
The Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 30, 2006, at the St. Bernard Catholic Church in New Washington, with Fr. Frank Kehres officiating. Burial will follow at the Mother of Sorrows Catholic Cemetery in North Auburn, Ohio. [Fremont News-Messenger, Oct 28, 2006 - sub. by George Jochum]

Michael Kelly
Michael Kelly, 88, born in Cork county, Ireland, for thirty years an employe of the Toledo & Ohio Central, is dead here. [Plain Dealer, Apr 17, 1918 - Sub by L. Dietz]

Mary Keller Kibler
New Washington, Nov 6 - Mrs. Mary Keller Kibler, 45, is dead. [Plain Dealer, Nov 7, 1917 - Sub by L. Dietz]

Minetta E. Krauter
Bucyrus - Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Wire funeral home for Mrs. Minetta E. Krauter, 83, native of Crawford county who died Monday in Mansfield at the home of her daughter, Mrs. India Race. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. Mrs. Krauter was born north of Bucyrus March 17, 1862. Her marriage to David Krauter took place March 11, 1885. Mr. Krauter died in 1913. Survivors include a son David, of Lexington and five daughters, Mrs. Race, Mrs. Herman Neuman of Bucyrus, Mrs. A. J. Norris of LaPorte, Ind, Mrs. Roy Fulton of Shreve and Mrs. Peter Hellos of Kansas City, Mo., and a sister, Mrs. Grace Clawson of Lima. [The Marion Star, Mar 6, 1946]

Paul F. Kurtz
Paul F. Kurtz, formerly of 4030 Ridgeton Road, died Oct 13, 2006, at 6:15 a.m. in Rosewood Manor Nursing Home, Galion.
Mr. Kurtz was born Sept. 13, 1913, in Liberty Township, Crawford County, to the late James G. and Elizabeth (Hoss) Kurtz. He was first married Jan. 17, 1943, to Luella M. (Kalb) Kurtz who preceded him in death on Sept. 25, 1989. He was married June 26, 1994, to Dorothy Hamilton who survives in Galion.
Mr. Kurtz is also survived by daughter Mary Ann Braglin of New Lexington, stepdaughters Joy (Jeff) Hillis of Bucyrus, Linda (Don) Saxby of Clinton; six step grandchildren; several step great-grandchildren; brother Calvin (Wanda) Kurtz of Bloomville; and sister Mary Gorsuch of Lancaster.
In addition to his first wife, he was preceded in death by one brother, John, and one sister, Ruth Schimpf.
Mr. Kurtz was a lifetime farmer in the Liberty Township and Chatfield areas. He also operated a custom threshing machine and owned and operated a sawmill. He worked as a carpenter and also as a welder at Cobey's retiring in 1990. Mr. Kurtz attended Red Run Grade School and Sulphur Springs High School. He was a member of Nazareth Lutheran Church where he had served as trustee, deacon and president of the congregation and was a cemetery trustee. While wintering in Florida, Paul attended Evangelical Lutheran Church at Avon Park. He was a member of the AARP Bowling League and Senior Center in Bucyrus, the Crawford County Conservation League, and the Plain City Barn Dance group.
Services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m. in the Nazareth Lutheran Church with the Rev. Bill Pavuk officiating. Burial will be in Nazareth Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call at the Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home on Sunday where the family will receive friends from 1-4 p.m. [Fremont News-Messenger, Oct 14, 2006 - submitted by George Jochum]

Catherine Lahiff
Mrs. Catherine Lahiff, 76, died here today. [Cleveland Plain Dealer, Feb 1, 1917 - Sub by L. Dietz]

John Leichner
On the 28th ult., John Leichner, late of Union County, Pa., on his way home from Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio, was thrown from his horse and dragged some distance.  His head and face was so severely bruised as to cause his death in a few days after. [Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania)  February 22, 1831, tr by KT]

Betty Jane Meyer
Betty Jane Meyer, 88, formerly of Worthington, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006, at the Health Center of Friendship Village of Dublin where she had resided for several years. A graveside service will be held at a later date at Fairview Cemetery in Galion. Arrangements are in the care of Richardson-Davis Funeral Home. [Fremont News-Messenger, Oct 26, 2006 -Sub. by George Jochum]

Caper P. Meyers
Bucyrus, Jun 2- Caper P. Meyers, 54, died this morning. [Plain Dealer, June 3, 1917 - Sub. by L. Dietz]

Mary Miller
Galion- Mrs. Mary Miller, 88, died in her home at 365 North Columbus street about 6:40 a.m. today. A native of Germany, where she was born May 11, 1857, she came to this county when a child and lived in Delphos, O. On Dec 10, 1875, she was married to Ferdinand J. Miller, who died 50 years ago. She came to Galion 41 years ago. surviving are the following children; Mrs. Walter Williams of Mansfield, Mrs. Roger Godfrey and Fred C. Miller of Galion, two sisters, Misses Christine and Lena Goehring of Delphos. Three sons preceded her in death. Funeral services are awaiting word from Mrs. Godfrey who is visiting in California [The Marion Star, Apr 10, 1946]

Laura C. Morton
Crestline- The body of Mrs. Laura C. Morton of Cleveland was brought to Crestline Tuesday to the Orie Garverick Funeral home where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday. Rev. Alva Miller of First Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be made in the Mansfield cemetery.
Mrs. Morton died in the home of her sister Mrs. Pluma Smith in Cleveland at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday. She was born in Fayston, Vt., Sept 16, 1864 to Eli and Amelia Nenezeza Bruce. Her husband John F. Morton preceded her in death. Survivors are four sisters, Mrs. F. A. Childs of New London, formerly of Crestline, Mrs. Katherine Murray of Millersburg, Mrs. Charles Chambers of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Mrs. Smith at whose home she died. A niece, Mrs. A. T. Wright of Crestline also survives. [The Marion Star, Apr 10, 1946]

Doyle E. Mullins
Doyle E. Mullins, 71, of Bucyrus, Oct 9, 2006 in Bucyrus Community Hospital following a long illness. He was born in Rock Castle County, Ky., Jun 20, 1935, to William D, and Lucy C. (Todd) Mullins, both deceased.
Also preceding him in death are three sisters and five brothers.
Surviving are his companion of 30 years, Karen Coffman; sons Wyatt (Amy) Mullins of Bucyrus, Brian of Lima; daughters Melody Mullins and Heidi Walton, both of Bucyrus; grandchildren Aaron (Carol) Mullins and Jessica Walton; great-grandchildren Bryce and Faith Mullins; stepchildren Dawn (Bryan) Kincade and Todd (Charity) Coffman; step grandchildren Dylan and Jordan Kincade, Jaden and Gunnar Coffman; brother James Earl Mullins of Chatfield; and nieces and nephews.
Doyle attended schools in Kentucky and also Whetstone School, was a member of the U.S. Navy Reserves toward the end of the Korean Conflict. For 44 years he was employed at the Timken Corporation in various positions retiring in 1997. He also farmed, raised cattle and game birds.
Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Munz-Pirnstill Funeral Home, where services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Lillian Eidson officiating. [Fremont News-Messenger, Oct 11, 2006 - submitted by George Jochum]

Mrs. Frank Pfieider
Mrs. Frank Pfieider, of Sulphur Springs died this morning. [Plain Dealer, June 3, 1917 - Sub. by L. Dietz]

Monica Lynne Pickins
Monica Lynne Pickins, 31, of 797 Wiltshire, Columbus, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, after a sudden illness.
Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Richardson-Davis Funeral Home, Galion. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 291 N. Union St, Galion, with the Rev. Gary Nuss officiating. [Fremont News- Messenger
Oct 6, 2006 - sub. by George Jochum]

Irvin H. Sheffer
Irvin H. Sheffer, 93, of 760 Brandt Road, Galion, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2006 at Village Care Center in Galion.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Zanesville Memorial Park in Zanesville with the Rev. Samuel J. Buehrer officiating. Military graveside services will be conducted by the U.S. Navy and Zanesville area veteran's organizations. Arrangements are in the care of Richardson-Davis Funeral Home. [Fremont News-Messenger, October 9, 2006 - submitted by George Jochum]

The People's Advocate, printed at Bucyrus, Crawford county, Ohio, dated on the 20th inst. states that 16 or 17 cases of Cholera had occurred within a few miles of that town.  Four brothers of the name of Shrull, and a son of one of them, had died.  [Gettysburg Compiler (Gettysburg, PA) 30 June 1835, pg 3; tr by KT]

Helen F. Pifher
Helen F. Pifher, 62, of Attica died at 6:10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, at her home.
Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the St. Bernard Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr Joseph P. Szybka officiating. Burial will be in the St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery, New Washington.
Friends may call Sunday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Lindsey-Foos-Kocher Funeral Service, 1295 W. Tiffin St.,Attica, with a Rosary service Sunday at 4 p.m. [Fremont News-Messenger, October 7, 2006 - submitted by George Jochum]

James F. Rawlins
James F. Rawlins, 78, of 209 Reindl Drive, Crestline, died Oct. 8, 2006 at Galion Community Hospital, after a lengthy illness.
Jim was born in New Boston Sept. 24, 1928 to the late Laffieott and Hetta (Gregory) Rawlins. He married the former Mary Jane Parsel on March, 12, 1983, and she survives him.
Jim retired in 1982 from The Timken Co., Bucyrus. He had lived here since 1997, moving from Superior, Mont. Mr. Rawlins was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Superior. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, and a life member of the American Legion, Crestline.
He is also survived by a son and four daughters, Diane and Larry Young of Bucyrus, James and Paula Rawlins or Salem, Ore., Patricia and Steven Lohr of Bucyrus, Mary and Dennis Pelfrey of Upper Sandusky, and Pamela and Earl Butler of Oceola; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Merval Ramsey of Bucyrus and Jean Stewart of Oceola.
He was preceded in death by two grandsons; his brother, Dick Rawlins; and his sister, Hilda Stewart.
Burial will be in Superior at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are in care of the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, Crestline. [unknown newspaper, c. Oct. 2006 - Submitted by George Jochum]

Mildred L. Rose
Mildred L. Rose, 78, of 453 Biddle Road, Galion, Oct 14, 2006, at her home after an extended illness.
Mrs. Rose was born in Verda, KY,Jun 29, 1928, to the late Kenneth and Virginia (Hess) Trent. She married her husband of 55 years, Lucian E. Rose on Oct. 2, 1951, in Harlan, KY, and he survives her.
An area resident since 1953, coming from Kentucky, Mrs. Rose was a member of Diamond Hill Cathedral, Mansfield. Mildred's family and grandchildren were her whole life, and she loved to spend time with them.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Barrie McConnell, Galion; five grandchildren, Michael Siegenthal, Matthew and Nicole Siegenthal, Kristina Kuhn, Kevin "Jay" Kuhn, Jr., and Susan and Tim Kuhn; 11 great-grandchildren; and her sisters-in-law, Elaine and George Casey of Kansas, and Pauline Trent, Galion; and special friends Mary and Jeff Welshan, and their family Bev, Ann, Debra, Jennie, Heather, and Jimmy.
She was preceded in death by three brothers and her sister, Walter "Con" Trent, Auther "A.C." Trent, J.D. Barnes, and Helen Stone.
Friends may call Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 5-8 p.m. at the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, Galion, where funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18. Elders Carl and Rhonda Breit will officiate. Burial will follow in Crawford County Memory Gardens, Crestline. [Fremont News-Messenger, Oct 16, 2006 - Sub. by George Jochum]

Mrs. Lewis Salgmar
Galion, - Jan 31 - Word has been received here today of the death of Mrs. Lewis Salgmar, 67, in Chicago. [Cleveland Plain Dealer, Feb 1, 1917 - Sub by L. Dietz]

Grant Schauck
Grant Schauck, 73, Civil War veteran is dead. [Plain Dealer, May 9, 1918 - Sub by L. Dietz]

Charles F. Sheets
Charles F. "Chuckie" Sheets, 24, of 7869 Anker Drive, Galion, died unexpectedly Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006, at home.
Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Richardson-Davis Funeral Home, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday with Ann McGrew officiating. Interment will be in Iberia Cemetery. [Fremont News-Messenger, Oct 23, 2006]

Mary Smith
Crestline, May 20 - Mrs. Mary Smith, 71, is dead here. [Plain Dealer, May 21, 1917 - Sub. by L. Dietz]

Oren G. Smith
Oren G. Smith, 32, formerly of this city, died yesterday at Tacoma, Wash., at the winter residence of his father-in-law, H. S. Blair. [Plain Dealer, May, 10, 1918 - Sub by L. Dietz]

Richard J. Smith
Bucyrus - Jan. 31.- Richard J. Smith, 71, is dead here. [Cleveland Plain Dealer, Feb 1, 1917 - Sub by L. Dietz]

Marie Stahl
Bucyrus, Feb 16 - Mrs. Marie Stahl, 82, died in the same house she had occupied the past thirty-two years. [Plain Dealer, Feb 17, 1918 - Sub by L. Dietz]

Margaret Stuckman
Bucyrus, Apr 25 - Mrs. Margaret Stuckman, 85, died here yesterday. [Plain Dealer, Apr 26, 1918 - Sub. by L. Dietz]

Dallas Tupps
Dallas Tupps, 78, of 312 Vennum Ave., died this morning in Mansfield General Hospital after an extended illness. He was born Aug. 11, 1897 in Crawford County and had lived here most of his life. Mr. Tupps was a retired partner of D.&D. Painters and a member of Moose Lodge. Surviving are his wife, Hazel M. Tupps; one step-daughter, Mrs. Lou H. Bachelder of State Route 546;; two step-sons, Mehl and Harold Fockler both of Elyria; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and one brother, Donald of Galion. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Wappner Funeral Home. Mansfield News Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) December 4, 1975 - sub by Ida Maack Recu]

Fairy Harriet Zaebst Tupps
Lincoln Heights Woman Ends Own Life With Razor Blade.
A suicide verdict was returned by Coroner High Winbigier in the death late Saturday of Mrs. Fairy Tupps, 44, Lincoln Heights, whose body was found in her room with the left wrist slashed with a razor blade.
The body was discovered about 6 p.m. by her husband, W. J. Tupps, after he returned from work. Mrs. Tupps, who had been in ill health for several weeks, left a note under a pillow, explaining that she feared losing her mind, Deputy Sheriff Glenn Freeman said. The note was addressed to her husband.
A native of Crawford county, Mrs. Tupps came to Mansfield 22 years ago. She was a member of the English Lutheran church of Bucyrus.
Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, W. B. Tupps, Mansfield; a daughter, Carol Jean, at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George F. Zaebst of Crawford county; four sisters, Mrs. Charles Gadfield of Mansfield, Mrs. Chester Miller of Bellville, Mrs. Leo Walton of Bucyrus and Alice Zaebst of Crawford county, and two brothers, Robert Zaebst of Mansfield and Richard Zaebst of Crawford county.
The body was taken to the Finefrock funeral home where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. H. S. Garnes, pastor of St. Luke's Lutheran church, officiating. Burial will be in Union cemetery, Crawford county. Mansfield News Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) July 25, 1938- Sub by Ida Maack Recu]

Grace Tupps
Mrs. Grace Tupps, 78, of 625 Kaler Ave., Bucyrus, yesterday in Bucyrus Community Hospital. She was a member of the Sharon Evangelical United Brethren Church in Brandywine, O. Survivors: three sons, Millard and Cleo Tupps, both of Bucyrus, and Emmett of near Bucyrus; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Lutz Funeral Home Bucyrus, the Rev. Vern Chambers officiating. Burial in Roop Cemetery in Bucyrus. Friends call Wednesday evening in the funeral home. Mansfield News Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) June 15, 1965 - sub by Ida Maack Recu]

Kenneth A. Vanzant
Kenneth A. Vanzant, 51, of 1865 E. Cook Road, Columbus, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, at Arlington Court Nursing Facility in Columbus.Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at Richardson-Davis Funeral Home, Galion, where services will be at 1 p.m. Monday with Chaplain Faith Callison of Home Reach Hospice officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. [Fremont News-Messenger, October 8, 2006 - submitted by George Jochum]

Emanuel Welty
Bucyrus, Apr 16 - Emanuel Welty, 58, Holmes township farmer, is dead. [Plain Dealer, Apr 17, 1918 - Sub by L. Dietz]

Isabel Simmons White
Crestline, Jan 27 - Mrs. Isabel Simmons White, 79, widow of J. W. White, died last night at 8:40. A daughter, Mrs. James Bushong of Ft. Wayne, Ind., survives. She had lived here 54 years. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p. m. Monday at the Foster funeral home here, and burial will be in the Mansfield cemetery. [Marion Star, Jan 27, 1940]

John Witter
John Witter, son of William and Christiana Witter was born near Raleigh, N. C., March 15, 1833, and departed this life March 6, 1915, aged nearly 82 years. When a boy at the age of seven years he moved with his parents to Crawford county, Ohio where he grew to manhood. His early life was spent in helping to clear up a farm. February 19, 1868 he was united in marriage to Christana Shimp. To this union were born twelve children, three, with their mother, preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn his departure five sons and four daughters, one brother and a number of grand-children. He moved to Mercer County, Ohio, in 1881, on the farm in Liberty township, known as the Jacob Wright farm, where he remained until a few years ago. Since then he has been making his home with his children. At the time of his death he lived with his son, William, at Oregon. Funeral services were held at Liberty Chapel, March 8, in charge of Rev. Hale, and Rev. Ambers. His remains were interred in cemetery near by. [The Celina Democrat. (Celina, O. [Ohio]), 12 March 1915]

Raymond L. Yingling
Sept. 8, 1935 -- Jan. 19, 2010
Raymond L. Yingling, age 74, of Sandusky, OH, died on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at his residence in Sandusky, following a lengthy illness.
He was born on September 8, 1935 in Carey, OH to Robert and Adefern (Laney) Yingling. He married Phyllis J. Vaughn on June 8, 1957, and she survives.
Mr. Yingling served his country in the United States Marine Corp. from 1953-1956.
He worked as a Major with the Ohio State Highway Patrol for 31 years, until his retirement in 1987. He was a member of the Columbus Avenue United Methodist Church, the Masonic Lodge, Provost Unit and Science Lodge.
Raymond is survived by his wife of 52 years, Phyllis Yingling, Sandusky, OH;a son, Joseph V. (Judith A.) Yingling, Sandusky, OH; twin sisters, Lana (Tom) Egbert, Mt. Blanchard, OH and Leah (Danny) Cutchell, Sycamore, OH; brothers, Richard (Judy) Yingling, St. Louis, MO and Dennis (Karen) Yingling, Carey, OH.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Adefern Yingling and son, Jeffery Ray Yingling in 1976.
Family and friends may call on Friday, January 22, 2010 from 6:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m. in the Groff Funeral Home, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, OH and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. in the Columbus Ave. United Methodist Church, 2401 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Pastor Barbara Stephens-Rich will officiate. A Masonic Lodge of Sorrow will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. on Friday evening. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Bucyrus, OH. [The Courier, Jan 22, 2010 - Sub by L. Dietz]

Clara Ella Kessler Zaebst
BUCYRUS, March 15--Funeral services were conducted this afternoon in the Munz funeral home for Mrs. Clara Ella Kessler Zaebst, 68, who died at her home 110 Swigert street Thursday following a five year illness. Interment was made in Union cemetery. Mrs. Zaebst was born in Crawford county and lived here her entire lifetime. Survivors are the husband, Fred Zaebst; two sons, Irvin of Tiro and Maurice of New Washington and five daughters, Mrs. Ocie May of Mansfield; Mrs. Hazel Amstutz, Shiloh, Mrs. Florence Carle, Carleton, Mich., Mrs. Gladys Moon, Tiro, Mrs. Doria Dutsche, Crestline. [The Marion Star (Marion, Ohio) March 15, 1947 - Sub by Ida Maack Recu]

Fred Irvin Zaebst
BUCYRUS -- Fred I. Zaebst, 71, retired farmer residing at 188 1/2 North Poplar St., died at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Moon, 11 miles east of here in Sandusky township after a week's illness. His wife, Clara, died in March, 1947.
Mr. Zaebst leaves two sons, Irvin of Tiro and Maurice of New Washington; five daughters, Mrs. Moon at whose home he died, Mrs. Ocie May and Mrs. Hazel Palmer, both of Mansfield, Mrs. Florence Carle of Carleton, Mich., and Mrs. Doris Dutschke of Crestline; four brothers, Adam of Culver City, Calif., Otis of Ashtabula, Frank of Sulphur Springs and Rufus of Galion, and a sister, Mrs. Ickes Gabel of New Washington.
Rites will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Munz funeral home. Rev. Palmer Manson, Tiro Evangelical United Brethren church pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Union cemetery, east of Sulphur Springs. [Mansfield News Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) April 6, 1950 - Sub by Ida Maack Recu]

Lulu Zaebst
Mrs. Lulu Zaebst, 72, Dies In Residence At Galion
GALION -- Mrs. Lulu M. Zaebst, 72, died in her home at 226 Pershing Ave. after being bedfast two months. A native of Hancock county, she came here in 1899 following her marriage to Rufus C. Zaebst, who survives. She was a member of Peace Lutheran church.
Besides her husband, she leaves five sons, Rev. Oran of Greenville, S. C., Elwood of Lorrain, Ivan of Phoenix, Ariz., Alfred of Ocala, Fla., and Allen of Galion; a daughter, Mrs. Howard Holm of Demarest, N. J.; three brothers, Leo and Harry Foltz of Shelby, and Vern Foltz of Akron; six sisters, Mrs. George Gantzler of Crestline, Mrs. George Morrow of Amherst, Mrs. James Wentz of Shelby, Mrs. Leslie McHenry of Akron and Mrs. Allen Boutwell of Shelby, and 14 grandchildren.
Rites will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Volk funeral home. Rev. Oran Zaebst will conduct his mother's services. Burial will be in Fairview cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. Mansfield News Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) June 23, 1951 - Sub by Ida Maack Recu]

Rufus Zaebst
GALION -- Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday from the Snyder Funeral Home, Galion, for Rufus Zaebst, 91, formerly of Galion, who died Monday in Welch, W. Va., after an illness of one year.
Mr. Zaebst had been living with a son, The Rev. Oran C. Zaebst, in Welch for the past five years. He was a native of New Washington. He was an insurance salesman for Western and Southern before his retirement. He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church, Galion. Besides his son in West Virginia, he is survived by three other sons, Allen of Galion, Elwood of Lorain and Ivan in California; one daughter, Mrs. Howard Holm in New Jersey; one brother, Frank of Sulphur Springs, 14 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Luther Muehlbrad will conduct the services. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Galion. Friends may call Friday morning in the funeral home. [Mansfield News Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) May 17, 1967 - sub by Ida Maack Recu]

Minnie Lee Zent
Mansfield: Minnie Lee Zent, age 79, of 6544 County Road 37, died Tuesday afternoon April 17, 2001 in Lexington Court Care Center. She was born January 21, 1922 in Spartanburg, SC, to C.C. and Mary Owens Teseniar, and was graduated from Tiffin High School. A Galion resident most of her life, Mrs. Zent was a homemaker who dedicated her life to loving and supporting her family. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Carol & Stephen Melchior, with whom she made her home; two sons and daughters-in-law Dwane & Kathy Zent of Apopka, FL, and Michael & Gloria Zent of Longview, FL; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Carl Edward Zent in 1960; a sister Ollie Horton and a brother James Teseniar. Friends may call Thursday April 19, 2001 from 6-8 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. A funeral service for the family will be held in the funeral home Friday. The Rev. David Root will officiate. Burial will follow in Iberia Cemetery. [Unknown newspaper, c. April 2001 - sub. by Ida Maack Recu]

Henry Zimmerman
Bucyrus, May 20 - Henry Zimmerman, 62, is dead here. [Plain Dealer, May 21, 1917 - Sub by L. Dietz]

William Zimmerman
William Zimmerman Buried Today at Galion - Former Crawford County Infirmary Director
Private funeral service for William Zimmerman, former Crawford County infirmary directory, were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home, No. 349 Lincoln Way, Galion.  Burial was made in Fairview. Mr. Zimmerman died shortly after midnight, Monday morning, following injuries received September 6, when an automobile struck a fire hydrant near which he was standing. Mr. Zimmerman was born in Whetstone Township, west of Galion, and was aged 79 years, 4 months and 25 days.  He is survived by one son, E.D. Zimmerman, one sister, Mrs. Mary Helfrich and two brothers, John S., and Peter, all of Galion.      [The Marion Star (Marion, Ohio) 19 Sep 1922, p. 16]


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