[L] Hocking County Ohio Obituaries

Mrs. Jennie Florence Woolery Lanning, 71, a teacher in the rural schools of Hocking County for 40 years, died at 5:45 p.m. yesterday at the home of a sister, Mrs. Myrle Bumgardner, 546 Church St. Mrs. Lanning had been in failing health the past year. She fell at her home, 535 E. Main St., on May 7 suffering a fractured hip. She was admitted to Lancaster-Fairfield Hospital and released on June 2 when she was taken to her sister's home. Her long teaching career was devoted to the rural schools of the county, including Mount Zion, Campbell, The Diamond, Coonville, Webb Summit and West Logan. Her last teaching position was at Carbon Hill where she completed the 1957-58 term. She was the widow of William S Lanning and a daughter of Bannon and Sarah Elizabeth Atkinson Woolery. She was a Hocking County native and a member of the Logan Evangelical United Brethern Church. Surving besides the sister, Mrs. Bumgardner, is another sister, Mrs. Anna Pyle of Logan. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Evangelical United Brethern Church, the Rev. D.S. Dunkle officiating. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery, the Leonard Funeral Home in charge. Friends may call at the home, 535 E. Main St., after noon Wednesday.
Unknown newspaper clipping from HCHS. Handwritten on bottom: June 24 1959
The Democrat Sentinel
November 15 1906
Florence Jane Leach, only daughter of Heubert, and Emma Leach, was born September 22nd 1905 died Nov 9th 1906, aged 1 year 1 month and 7 days. She leaves to mourn their loss. father, mother, two brothers, besides a host of near relatives and friends.

A precious one from us is gone
A voice from us is still
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled.

Lonely the house and the home
Since our dear one has gone
But a brighter home than ours
In heaven is her home.

The funeral services were from the home, conducted by Rev. J F Williams, and the remains were laid to rest in Oak Wood Cemetery.

Card of Thanks
We extend our sincere thanks to our many friends and neighbors for their kindness and help, during the brief sickness, and death of our dear baby.
Mr and Mrs Heubert Leach
John Thomas Leach
County Name: Hocking
State: OH
Obit: The Journal-Gazette: September 22, 1910, Logan, OH. and The Democrat-Sentinel: October 6, 1910, Logan, OH.
John Thomas Leach was born, November 11, 1833, in Morgan county, Ohio, and departed this life at his home in Ilesboro, Hocking county, Ohio, September 15, 1910; aged 76 years, 10 months and four days. He was converted and became a member of the M. E. church in early life and remained an ernest and devoted member until death. A very short time before his death he was asked if all was well with his soul and re repied, "I am waiting for Jesus to take me into his arms." He was united in marriage on August 22, 1858, to Eliza Jane Joy. This union was blessed with ten children, four sons and six daughters, vis: Alfred S., Gracie A. Elizabeth E., Sarah S., Mar E., Clara A., Luc J., William L., Henr T. and Hubert W. He leaves to mourn his demise a devoted wife, two sons, four daughters, thirt-six grand-children, twelve great grand-children, one sister, Sarah Dunifon of Van Wert, Ohio, and one half brother, Washington Walker of Hadenville, Ohio. Two sons and one daughter preceded him in death in infancy and one daughter, Sarah S., in October, 1902. What a sad and lonely realization is death. When we think of a fond and devoted husband snatched from the fond embrace of his life partner, when we think of a fond parent taken from dutiful children, we appreciate his worth. We feel constrained to say, "Oh death, thou art terrible." But, he had finished the work that was given him to do and we must bow in humble submission to the will of Him who knoweth the end from the beginning and who doeth all things well. He bore his sickness with the fortitude of Christian patience and endurance. He was never heard to complain and was read to go. "We sorrow not as those who have no hope," knowing that in the end we will meet this loved one again. "Oh death, where is thy sting? Oh, grave, where is thy victory?" Card of Thanks. We desire hereby to express our thanks to our many friends for their words of smpathy and many deeds of kindness during the sickness and death of our devoted husband and father.
Submitted by A Friend of Free Genealogy
Mary Ann (Clark) Lehman
County Name: Hocking
State: OH
Obit: The Ohio Democrat: January 12, 1899, Logan, OH.
Mary Ann Lehman - Mary Ann Lehman, wife of David Lehman was born August 22nd, 1822, departed this life November 10th, 1898, aged 76 years, 2 months and 18 days. She united with the U. B. church near Gore, Ohio, at the age of 14 years, some time after her marriage she removed her membership to the M. E. church of Smith Chapel. Of late years she had not been able to attend church as she would have liked. She was united in Marriage to David Lehman in 1845, to this union was born 7 children, three sons and four daughters, she leaves to mourn their loss 3 sons, 2 daughters, 22 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, the husband and two daughters having preceded her to the spirit world.
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Gracie Ann (Leach) Lehman
County Name: Hocking
State: OH
Obit: February 24, 1932: The Athens Messenger, Athens, Athens Co., OH.
The funeral of Mrs. Jacob Lehman was held Monday at the M. E. Church. Rev. G. C. Nutter, officiated. C. L. Stout was in charge. Mrs. Lehman leaves her husband and nine children, John, Blosser, Francis, Hubert, William and Gene Lehman, Mrs. Mae Black, Mrs. Alice Lanning and Mrs. Clara Wallett. Mrs. Lehman was buried at Smith Chapel.
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Jacob Lehman
County Name: Hocking
State: OH
Obit: The Logan Daily News: September 22, 1936, Logan, OH.
Old Resident Dies
Jacob Lehman, 83, died at his home in Haydenville, Sunday evening at 8 P. M.. Paralysis was the cause of his death. Nine children survive. They are Mrs. May Black, Lancaster, Mrs. Alice Lanning, Toledo, Mr. John Lehman, Logan, Wm. Lehman Rockbridge, Eugene Lehman, Diamond. Mrs. Clara Wollett, Blosser Lehman and Francis Lehman of Haydenville and Hubert at home.
Mr. Lehman was born in Green Twp. near Smith Chapel in 1853. He has been a resident of Haydenville for fifty years and a Natco employee for 47 years. Funeral will be at the Haydenville church, Wednesday at 2 p.m., with burial at Smith Chapel. Rev. G. C. Nutter will officiate. Funeral arrangements are in charge of the Stout undertaking establishment.
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Lucy May (Wycuff) Lehman
County Name: Hocking
State: OH
Obit: The Logan Republican: December 11, 1919, Logan, OH.
Lucy Lehman
Lucy May Wycuff, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Wycuff, was born at Haydenville, O., Jul 3rd, 1885 and departed this life November 29, 1919, aged 34 years, 4 months, and 26 days. She leaves to mourn their loss father, mother and one half-brother, a host of friends and relatives. On Sept 7th, 1903, she was united in marriage with John W. Lehman of Haydenville, O., and to this union was born 6 children, Vivian M., Nellie O., Edward M., Kenneth C., Helen A. and one that died in infancy and was layed away November 25th, 1919. Mrs. Lehman was a kind and loving wife, and a good mother and a friend to all. About the year of 1912 she was converted and taken into the First M. E. Church of Logan, O., and lived the faith until the end. She loved the church, the prayer meetings and all religious services. About seven weeks ago she was taken to Charrington Hospital and was operated upon after which she made a very strong fight for life but with all, her trust in God and she bore her sufferings patiently and a kind word and smile for all who went to see her. She said that if she was taken away she was read to go home and now she is gone.
A wife and mother, dear to all
Has answered now her Saviours call.
Life's trials and pain have all gone by,
She's answered the call to go on High.
We loved her and we feel great sorrow,
But we hope to meet the morrow;
For if we live her life of love,
We May have hope to meet her above.
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John Wesley Lehman
County Name: Hocking
State: OH
Obit: The Logan Daily News: December 1956, Logan, OH.
John Wesley Lehman, son of Jacob and Gracie Ann Leach Lehman, born Feb. 16, 1882, departed this life, Dec. 9, 1956, aged 74 years, 9 months and 23 days. He was one of nine children, all of whom preceded him in death but two sisters, Mrs. Frank Black of Lancaster, O., and Mrs. William Wallet of Newark.
He was united in marriage in 1903 to Lucy Wycuff, to which union was born six children, Mrs. Frank Donaldson of Logan, Mrs. Merrill Buncy and Kenneth Lehman of Buffalo, N. Y., and Mrs. Richard Friley of Columbus.
He was preceded in death by two children, Dolly Mae, infant 1919, and Edward McGee Lehman in 1955 and also by his wife Lucy, who died in 1919.
In 1921, he was married to Lottie Hohman Reese of Richmond, Va. To this marriage was born one son, John Wesley Lehman. He is survived by both Mrs. Lottie Lehman and son John Wesley.
John Lehman was a member of the Logan Methodist Church for years and upon moving to Buffalo, N. Y., he attended the Asbury Delaware Methodist Church. His vocation was that of stationary engineer for the Logan Ice Plant and later the Logan Waterworks. From 1924-1934 he operated a stationary engine for a Buffalo Ice Plant. In Columbus he operated a stationary engine for the Institute of the Blind and upon retirement took a great interest in the relief of suffering of Cerebral Palsied Children by building custom furniture for the children.
[******] quiet and gentle husband and [father], beloved of his wife and [childr]en, John W. Lehman's pass[ing] [wi]ll be a loss to all who knew and loved him.
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The Logan Republican
Jan 19 1939
Victim Is Buried Here
Lad, Drowned In Michigan, Lived Here
Funeral services were held at the Leonard Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Monday for Kenneth Lehman, 9, son of Mr and Mrs Homer Lehman, Gladwin, Mich. who was drowned in an accident near that place last Wednesday. The body was returned to Logan Saturday night. The lad was a companion of two other youths who were returning home and in doing so had to cross a stream which was ice covered. The older of the group broke through the ice and the other two boys ran to his aid. Ice collapsed beneath them and they plunged into the stream. Both younger lads were drowned while the first to break through the ice was saved. Mr and Mrs Lehman were residents of Green township until some time ago when the father obtained work in the Gladwin oil fields and the family moved there. The Rev. William Marshall was in charge of services. Burial was made in Smith Chapel cemetery.
The Hocking Sentinel
February 14, 1884
Sudden Death in Lucas Co.
Mr Ben Lewis was in town Thursday, trading apparently well but complaining to some of his friends of not feeling well and in the afternoon started home with his little boy in the wagon. Between town and M H Richman's place his little boy noticed the approaching stroke and turned in and stopped with Mr Richman's when he received a stroke of the paralysis from which he died, surrounded by sorrowing friends and neighbors. Mr Lewis was about 53 years of age, highly respected and one of the oldest settlers. He located in the unsettled country before the Rebellion, at which place he lived while he served in the army. A man of sterling worth, plain and straight forward in dealing, his was the honor of being one of the noblest of men. He leaves a large family to mourn his departure to whom our sincere sympathy is extended. He came from Ohio about 27 years ago.--Iowa Exchange
Mr Lewis, whose death is announced above, was formerly a citizen of Hocking county, residing near Ewing. He was related to the Harden's of that neighborhood. His wife the sister of Mr. Amos Parker of our town. The sympathy of a wide circle of friends and relatives is extended to the bereaved family.
The Hocking Sentinel
April 9 1885
Berthey May Livering, daughter of James and Mary Livering, was born Sept 10 1881, and departed this life April the 4th, 1885, aged 3 years, 6 months and 4 days. She was a lovely blossom, the joy of the parent's hearts, but the Lord has taken her to be with him in Heaven. The sermon on the occasion by the writer from Luke 8th chapter and 52 verse, at the Union U.B. church.
Rev. J.A. Carnes
Joseph D Longstreth, was born in Morgan County, Ohio, Aug 23 1824 a son of James and Mary (Dodds) Longstreth, died Dec., 21 1897. His father was a native of Allegheny County, Pa, and was brought by his parents to Morgan ounty when six years old or about 1808.
Mr Longstreth came to this county in 1852 and bought land of John Westenhaver, of Green Township, residing in an old log cabin. As a farmer and stock raiser he was eminently successful. He was the most extensive wool-grower in Hocking county having the best quality of Vermont sheep. He was engaged in the culture of short-horn cattle. Mr. Longstreth was very liberal in his charitable and philanthropic donations. He gave land for the Presbyterian church at New Cadiz, besides giving a large amount of money. Mr Longstreth was a member of the Presbyterian church, and also a member of the Masonic fraternity. His remains were interred in the cemetery at New Plymouth on last Friday. His wife and son Robert survive him.
Unknown newspaper clipping from HCHS. Handwritten date of 12-30-1897
Lockwood. Elizabeth Lockwood died at the residence of Josiah Pence, in Benton township, Hocking county, Ohio, on Sunday Jan 23, at 1 o'clock p.m. She was the youngest child of John Dufour, and was born in Muskingum county, on the 2nd of July, 1822. She was the mother of ten children. Her husband, Joshua Lockwood, preceded her to the spirit land twenty three years ago. Five of her children are living. She has forty-one grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren to mourn her loss. She was endowed with a strong body and worked hard all her life, and was a member of the United Brethern church for 40 years and felt fully prepared to leave this world. We leave her in the hands of a just God, hoping our loss is her gain. Funeral service was at Liberty Hill church, conducted by Rev Wm Harble of Black Jack, Ohio.
Unknown newspaper clipping from HCHS. Handwritten date of 2-4-1898
The Lancaster Daily Eagle
March 17 1915
Irma Belle Beavers was born in South Perry, Hocking county, Ohio, March 8th 1896, and died in Lancaster Ohio, March 9th, 1915, aged 19 years and one day. She was married to Clarence Lutz July 13th, 1914. About four weeks ago her clothing caught fire and before the flames could be extinguised she was so badly burned that the doctors had little or no hope of recovery. But she seemed to improve so well that fear gave way to hope and her recovery was expected. Death came as a shock. She, herself did not think she would recover. She told her sister a number of times she would not live long. Once she said to her, "I am soon going away." "Where are you going was the reply. "To heaven." was her answer. On Monday evening she said, "I see the angels." and they had come to waft her spirit home. Death released her from her suffering and pain Tuesday evening. Why these sad experiences, we do not know. God often saddens the human heart that it may better serve His great purpose. Some day when the [word not readable] have cleared away, we'll know and understand. So today we look up and through our tears and say "Thy will be done, not ours." She leaves to mourn her untimely death a husband, and infant son, parents, six sisters, one brother, and many other relatives and friends. May the grace of an all loving Father comfort those who mourn and enable them to meet their dear one above where accidents never happen and death never comes.

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