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Obituaries and Death Notices

Anthony Bach
Sandusky, Mar 29 - Christian Engels, 60, and Anthony Bach, 80, died at their homes today. Mr. Engels at Put-in-Bay and Mr. Bach in this city. [Cleveland Plain Dealer, Mar. 30, 1917]

John Bachman

Tuesday, January 1, 1918
Funeral services for the late John Bachman will take place from the late home at 12:30 Wednesday afternoon and at 1:30 at St. John s Lutheran church, Union Corners. Interment will be in Scott's cemetery. The death occurred at Bogart Sunday night.
The deceased was aged 56 years and 10 months.
Surviving home are his wife, four sons, John, August, Charles and Alfred, one daughter, Miss Alma Bachman, and four sisters, Mrs. Albert Miller, Mrs. John Scherer, Mrs. A. J. Delor and Mrs. August Ohly.

Mrs. Ella Fitzgeralds Ballah
Sunday, January 20, 1952
Mrs. Ella Fitzgeralds Ballah, 85, widow of James H., and a resident of 1534 Harrison Street died Sunday at the Sharpe rest home after a lengthy illness.
Surviving are two daughters, Mra. Murton Dunning, Columbus, and Mrs. H arry Kourt, Holbrook, Pa.; three sons, Walter, Columbus and Earl and James, both Sandusky; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Byron Fitzgeralds, Halifax, Mo., and Andrew Fitzgeralds, London, O. Mrs. Ballah was preceded in death by her husband Feb. 25, 1904 and a son, Horatio, Feb. 25, 1950. Friends may call at the Frey Funeral Home, where services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, the Rev. J. A. Griffith, officiating. Burial is to be in Castalia Cemetery.

Thursday, January 24, 1952
Rites for Mrs. Ella F. Ballah were held at the Frey Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. J. A. Griffith, officiating. Burial was in Castalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Roy, Byron and Carl Ballah, James Ballah Jr., Lewis and Robert Yagla.

Mrs. Sophia Bateman
Saturday, February 2, 1952
Mrs. Sophia Mahler Bateman, 72, a resident of Washington -st, Castalia, died unexpectedly Saturday night in Providence Hospital. She was born Feb. 11, 1879 in Nebal, Germany. Surviving are five daughters, Caroline, at home; Mrs. Charles Eisenhauer and Mrs. Luther Kuns, both Castalia and Mrs. Irvin Weis and Mrs. John Kessler, Jr., both of Sandusky; three sons, Carl and Parker, at home, and Francis, Castalia; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Dennis Bunn, Grand Rapids, Mich., and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husb and, Charles, on March 22, 1942 and a son and daughter. Friends may call at the Frey Funeral Home, where services wil l be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, the Rev. C.J. Renner, officiating. Burial wil l be in Castalia Cemetery.

Thursday, February 7, 1952
Services for Mrs. Sophia M. Bateman were held Wednesday afternoon at the Frey Funeral Home, the Rev. C.J. Renner, officiating. Burial was in Cast alia Cemetery. Pallbearers were Sigmund, Walter, Joseph and Charles Mahler, Henry Emerick and Basil Perry.

Caroline Hindebrandt Behrens
Death Claims Mrs. Behrens
Berlin Heights, Feb. 25 – Mrs. Caroline Hindebrandt Behrens, 51, widow of Wi lliam Behrens, died in her home today. Surviving are one son, Henry of Cleveland; two grandchildren; three brothers, Charles and Arthur Hildebrandt of Berling Heights, and Frank Hildebrandt, and four sisters, Mrs. Ida O’Rourk and Mrs. Milo Weaver of B erlin Heights; Miss Ann Hildebrandt of Cleveland and Mrs. A. Daniels of Ceylon. Definite funeral arrangements have not been made but services probably will be conducted Friday afternoon with burial in the Union Corners cemetery. The F. F. Hinman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. [The Sandusky Register (Sandusky, OH) – Wednesday, Februar y 26, 1936]

William Behrens
Oxford-TP Man Taken By Death
William Behrens, 54, Succumbs After Long Illness
The death of William Behrens, Oxford-tp farmer, occurred at the residence at 10:30 a.m. Monday, after a long illness. He was aged 54 years and was a life long residen t of Erie-co., having died in the same house in which he was born. Surviving him are his widow and one son, Henry, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Louis Rau of Huron and Mrs. William Schick of Norwalk; two brothers, John Behrens of Huron and Henry Behrens of Norwalk and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at the residence, Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 with services at the Union Corners Church at 2 o’clock. Rev. Theo J. C. Stellhorn will officiate and burial will be made in Union Corners Cemetery. Mrs. R. Rawle of Milan prepared the body for burial. [The Sandusky Register (Sandusky, OH) – Tuesday, July 29, 1930]

Gabriel J. Bekie

Sunday, January 13, 1952
Graveside services were to be held at Oakland Cemetery Monday afternoon forGabriel J. Bekie, 51, found dead Sunday at his lodgings, 610 Market-st.
Dr. Harrison W. Pratt, Erie-co. coroner, said death was due to asphyxiation from an unvented heater. He waslast seen Friday. Amoung survivors are two sons and a daughter in Toledo.The Charles J. AndresSons' Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Miss Cora Biemiller
Thursday, January 30, 1952
Miss Cora Louise Biemiller, 80, last member of one of the city's older families and daughter of the late Andrew and Louise Biemiller, died at the home, 312 E. Adams-st, Thursday noon following an illness of several months. A member of Grace Episc opal Church, Miss Biemiller is survived by a grand-nephew, Andrew Biemiller, of Milwaukee, former congressman from Wisconsin, and a grand-niece, Miss Helen Biemiller, Utica, N.Y. Miss Biemiller was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother.

Friends may call at the residence, 312 E. Adams-st, after noon Friday and where services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, the Rev. Hunsdon Cary, Jr., officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. The Lutz Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

Sunday, February 3, 1952
Services for Miss Cora L. Biemiller were held Saturday at her late home, 312 E. Adams-st, the Rev. Hunsdon Cary, Jr., officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery. Pallbearers were Arthur Knerr, Lee John and Earl Schwab, Edgar Doerflinger and Leo J. Brandle.

Gary Lynn Bellamy
Berlin Heights – Private services were held this morning at the Hinman Funeral Hom e for Gary Lynn Bellamy, infant son of Mrs. and Mrs. Harold Bellamy. The infant son, born Sunday evening at Memorial Hospital, Sandusky, is survived by a sister, and four half-sisters, two half-brothers, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lippus, Huron. Services were conducted by the Rev. L. Ross Carothers, of Huron EUB church, and interment was in Riverside Cemetery. [The Sandusky Register (Sandusky, OH) – Tuesday, August 2, 1960]

Mrs. Harold Bellamy
Berlin Heights, May 10 – Mrs. Harold Bellamy, 40, mother of six children, died M onday in Memorial Hospital, Norwalk. She was a member of the Congregational Church here and its CCC club, Berlin Temple of Pythian Sisters, local PTA, and Girl Scout troops committee. Surviving are her husband, Harold, Ohio Public Service Co., foreman at Vermilion; four daughters, Nina, Bonna, Patricia, and Linda; two sons, Richard and Robert; mother, Mrs. Ida O’Rourke, brother, Terrance O’Rourke, and sister, Mrs. Agnes Sikorski, all Berlin Heights, and father, Walter O’Rourke, Ceylon. The body is in the Hinman Funeral Home where friends may call until Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. (dst) when services will be held in Congregational Church, the Revs. Grafton Thomas and Donald Hart, officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. [The Sandusky Regi ster (Sandusky, OH) – Tuesday, May 10, 1949]

Myra Blake

Berlin Heights: Funeral services for Mrs. Myra Blake were held from the Hinman undertaking parlors Thursday afternoon at two o’clock. The Sandusky Register (Sandu sky, OH) – Friday, March 20, 1931

John C. Block

Friday, January 18, 1952
John C. Block, 52, Soldiers Home resident, World War 1 veteran and Pittsburg native who served with the 136th Field Artillery died Friday night. Surviving is a brother, William, Youngstown. The Keller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements to be announced later.

Benjamin Bott
Sandusky, Apr 16 - Benjamin Bott, 79, Company C, 162d regiment, O.V.I., admitted in 1906 from Canton, died at the Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' home last night. [Plain Dealer, Apr 17, 1918]

Miss Nora Boyd
Friday, January 18, 1952
Miss Nora Henrietta Boyd, 53, who lived at 1032 Perry-st, die d in Good Samaritan Hospital Friday evening after a two weeks illness. She was a membe r of Grace Episcopal Church, and the D. and D. Club of the church. Survivors include her aged mother, Mrs. Kate Boyd, at home; two brothers, William and Arthur Boyd, both of Sandusky, and other relatives.
Friends may call at the Charles J. Andres Sons' Funeral Home after 7 p.m. Sunday, where services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, the Rev. Hunsdon Cary, Jr., officiating. Bu rial will be in Oakland Cemetery.

Wednesday, January 23, 1952
Rites for Miss Nora H. Boyd were held Tuesday mornin g at the Charles J. Andres Sons' Funeral Home, the Rev. Hunsdon Cary, Jr., officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers, members of the D. & D. Club of Grace Church, w ere Mary Scott, Cora Traub, Mrs. John Bier, Mrs. Norman Coles, Mrs. Harry Smith, Mrs. Eugene Mayer, Mrs. Jennie Frederick and Mrs. Julia Loveland. Active pallbearers were Howard D. Paule, Glenn Gerlach, Adrian Frederick, George Harkness, Willard Byers and Harold Sechrist.

Barbara Braunling
Sandusky, Apr 16 - Mrs. Barbara Braunling, widow of John Braunling, died at her home here today. [Plain Dealer, Apr 17, 1918]

Charles Bremer
Sandusky, Jan 18, 1917- Charles Bremer, 87, died at his home here this afternoon. [Cleveland Plain Dealer, Feb 1, 1917]

Mrs. Lena R. Bremer
Sunday, January 13, 1952
Mrs. Lena Roesch Bremer, 69, widow of Albert J., died unexpectedly Sunday afternoon at her home, 211 Lawrence-st. Mrs. Bremer was a membe r of Eleanor Chapter, Order of Eastern Star. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Anna Huber, Sandusky, and Mrs. William C. Schmid, Brecksville, O., and a brother Jacob A. Roesch, San Bernardino, Cal. Mr. Bremer died Nov. 21, 1946. Friends may call at the Charles J. Andres Sons' Funeral Home after 7 o'clock tonight, where services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Richard Belsan officiating.

Thursday, January 17, 1952
Rites for Mrs. Lena R. Bremer, widow of Albert J., were held Wednesday afternoon at the Charles J. Andres Sons' Funeral Home, the Rev. Richard Belsan, officiating, Cremation followed.

John P. Brown
Sandusky, O., April 10- The third suicide by hanging in Erie county in three successive days was discovered early today when the body of Chas. Schuster, 30, a farmer, was found suspended by a rope from the rafters in his barn at Ceyton. A farm hand made the discovery. Two nights ago John P. Brown, 22, of this city, hanged himself, Chas. Seigling, a fisherman, hanged himself. Schuster it is believed, had become despondent over his ill-health. [Lima Daily News, Apr 11, 1912]

Warren E. Brown
Friday, January 18, 1952
Warren Earl Brown, 62, World War 1 veteran and resident of the Soldiers' Home, died Friday afternoon at the Home Hospital. A Native of Grafton , W. Va., Mr. Brown served as a private with the Medical Corps and is survived by his widow, Mary, Cleveland. The body has been removed to the Melbourne Funeral Home, Cleveland, where services will be Monday. Burial will b e in Knollwood Cemetery, Mayfield Heights.
The Keller Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

[Infant] Bumphus
Monday, February 4, 1952
Private services are to be held Tuesday afternoon at the Frey Funeral Home for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bumphus, 610 Third-st, who died early Monday at Good Samaritan Hospital. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Surviving in addition to the parents are grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bumphus, Clifton, Tenn., and Charles H. Jackson, Bessemer, Ala.

Esther A. Burr
Esther A. Burr, 100, of Sandusky, died Friday afternoon, April 13, 2007, in Providence Care Center, Sandusky, after a brief illness. She was born March 10, 1907, in Ceylon, Ohio, and was a 1925 graduate of Berlin Heights High School. She was also a graduate of Sandusky Business College. Esther was employed by Lake Shore Electric Company in Sandusky and Cleveland, prior to her retirement. She was a member of the Columbus Avenue United Methodist Church, Sandusky and her hobbies included gardening, cooking and spending time with her family. She is survived by one daughter, Helen (Orlan) Kuns of Castalia; two grandchildren, Martin L. (Laura) Kuns of Highland Heights, Ohio, and Kay A. Smith of Oak Harbor; four great-grandchildren, Justin and Brett Smith, and Martin A. and Vincent Kuns; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Richard Daniels of Vermilion and Mrs. Luther Gowitzka of Sandusky; and a special niece and nephew, Albert and Ruth Summers of Sandusky. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel B. Burr, in 1970; her parents, Ashbil and Elizabeth (Hildebrandt) Daniels; one great-granddaughter, Vanessa Kuns; one sister, Doris Summers; and five brothers, John, Nelson, Charles, Robert and Richard Daniels. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Monday in Pfeil Funeral Home, Sandusky Chapel, 617 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Private services for the family will be in Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron.[The Sandusky Register (Sandusky, OH) - Sunday, April 15, 2007]

Samuel Burr

Saturday, January 12, 1952
Samuel Burr, 88, former resident of Castalia and retired farmer, died athis home, S. Columbus-av, early Saturday after a lingering illness.Survivors include one brother SylvanousBurr, Castalia; nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Friends may call at the Frey Funeral Home after noon Monday, where services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday,the Rev. C. J. Renner, officiating. Burial will be in Parkhurst Cemetery.

Wednesday, January 16, 1952
Services for Samuel Burr were held at the Frey Funeral Home Tue sday morning,the Rev. C.J. Renner, officiating. Burial was in Parkhurst Cemetery. Pallbearers were Calvin, Arthur and William Gowitzki, Frank and Burt Burr and Glaige Keegan.


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