[W] Hocking County Ohio Obituaries

Rebecca (Sowers) Leach Walker
County Name: Hocking
State: OH
Obit: The Hocking Sentinel: September 26, 1878, Logan, Ohio.
WALKER. - Mrs. Rebecca A. Walker, wife of John Walker, was born Sept. 5th, 1808, in Montgomery county, Marland, and departed this life Sept. 18th, 1878, aged seventy years and thirteen days. She joined the M. E. Church in the twenty-fifth year of her age, and lived a consistent Christian till death. Her last words to her friends were, "We'll all be gathered home soon." Rev. S. P. Dillon, of New Plymouth, preached the funeral sermon from Collossians, 1st chapter and 12th and 13th verses.
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Funeral services for Mrs. Della May Walter, 82, formerly of Haydenville, who died Monday at Mount St. Mary Hospital, were held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Leonard Funeral Home, the Rev. Paul Sellers officiating. Music was by Mrs. Elza Huntley, Mrs. George Turner and Mrs. Harley Meyer, organist. Pallbearers were Clayton, Nelson and Robert Walter and Donald, Howard and Jesse White. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Unknown newspaper clipping from HCHS. 'Christmas 1959' handwritten on bottom.
New Plymouth Woman Succumbs Friday
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 P.M. at New Plymouth for Mrs. Minnie B. Warthman, widow of L.E. Warthman, who passed away Friday afternoon at her home in that village. She leaves three daughters, Mrs. Mary Rheinschell, Union Furnace, Miss Lela Warthman, Logan, and Mrs. Myrtle Hockman, Canal Winchester; three sons, Dallas Warthman, Union Furnace, Newman, Clare, Mich., and Edwin, at home; one sister, Mrs. Homer Wilson, Elyria, and one brother, John Conner, Logan. The body will lie in state at the New Plymouth church from 1:30 P.M. until time for services.
Unknown newspaper clipping Hocking County Historical Society. Handwritten date of Apr 12, 1940
The Hocking Sentinel
Sept 25 1884
In Logan, on the 20th inst., Ellen Hortens, infant daughter of Mr and Mrs Lafe Warner, aged 3 years and 10 months.
Mr and Mrs Lafe Warner desire to return their thanks to the people of Logan, through the Sentinel, for their kind attention during the illness and death of their little daughter.
The Logan Daily News
Feb 7 1936
Services For Child
Funeral services were held for Russell Waugh, 17 month old son of Mr and Mrs Fred Waugh, Friday afternoon at the Haydenville church with Rev. Nutter officiating. Inerment was made in the Greenlawn cemetery by the Stout Undertaking Co. The child died from burns received Jan 6th. He leaves besides his parents five sisters, Erma,15, Avis,11, Mary Lou,7, Helen 6, Mona 4, and one brother, Charles, 13.
The Ohio Democrat
January 4 1900
Death of Jacob Weaver
Jacob Weaver died Friday evening at his home, 522 South High street. He was a victim of heart disease. The deceased leaves a wife, a father 84 years of age and three sons, Thomas, John and William, aged 29,24, and 20 years, respectively. The funeral services will be held at the house Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. Rev. H.M. Zorn, of Zion german Lutheran church will officiate.-Col. Press.
Mr Weaver was a citizen of Logan some years, and county recorder of this county for six years.
The Hocking Republican
Feb 18, 1904
John Wellman one of the oldest and most prominent of our citizens died at his home, Sunday. He has been a resident of Logan for half a century. His death resulted from hernia, from which he had been a sufferer for several years.
He was born at Dorcetshire, in Dorcetshire, England, July 10, 1826, and was nearly 78 years old. He was baptized in the Episcopal faith and his life was an examplary one, in the home, in his business, in fact everywhere.
Left an orphan at 10, apprenticed to learn the milling trade at 13, his early life was not as full of brightness as it might have been, but his energy and thrift combined with his sterling character, soon opened the way to brighter prospects. In 1851 he came to America and soon after settled in Logan, where he engaged in the milling business with Mr. R.W. Keynes, with whom he was brought up and who came to this country with him.
In September 1863 he was married to Rosanna Andregg of Lancaster. He leaves a devoted wife, four daughters, three sons and two grandchildren, besides a host of friends, to whom he had endeared himself by his exemplary life, his unfeigned kindness and pleasant disposition.
He bore his sufferings with patience, and uncomplaining fortitude, always hopeful and cheeful, even to the end of his long and useful life, which like the garden in which he took so much pride, was filled only with the good, and in which the weeds of evil found no place for growth.
The Democrat-Sentinel
Feb 14 1907
Aged Lady Dies
Mrs Elizabeth Weltner aged 88 years, died at her home in Rockbridge, Monday at 1:30 p.m. She was the widow of the late John Weltner of that city. The funeral services took place today at 10 a.m. at the Advent Church, Elder McBroom officiating.
The Athens Messenger
November 25 1886
Mr John West, formerly of Logan, died at his residence in New Straitsville, recently, after a brief illness.
Wlllard Webster Wells, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ellbukh Wells, was born In Starr Township. September 20. 1897 Departed this life August 14, 1934. Age 36 years, 10 months and 24 days. He was united In marriage to Miss Geradllne Weed March 6, 1915. this union were born five children, three sons and two daughters. Two sons, a father, mother, two sisters and two brothers have preceded him in death. He leaves his wife, two daughters, Connie and Margie and one son. Wlllard Junior, all of the home. Two brothers, Sam of Logan, O., Emltt of Ashland. O . and one sister, Mrs. Jennie Dixon of Columbus, He united with the Presbyterian Church at Union Furnace, O., January 5. 1915. After moving to Logan, he attended the First United Brethren Church, but never transferred his membership. He,was a member of Mingo Lodge No. 171 F. & A. M. Logan, also a member of Kiwanias Lodge No. 635. Knights of Pythias, in Union Furnace, O. Eighteen years ago he started working at rig building and while learning the trade he expressed his determination to some day become rig-building contractor. It is well known how he succeeded in this undertaking. He was dearly beloved by his many friends and especially by the men who worked for him. It is not death to die But to sleep, 'till times pass by, And all our friends again to greet. And then awake our Lord to meet So we shall say Sleep on beloved, sleep, and take thy rest; Lay down thy head upon thy Savior's breast We loved thee well, but Jesus loves thee best, Good-night, dear one, good-night: Only "good-night" not "farewell" A little while, and all his saints shall dwell In hallowed union, Indivisible, Good-night! Until we meet again before his throne, Clothed in the spotless robe he gives of his own, Until we know even as we are known, Til then good-night, dear one, good night! Card of Thanks. We wish to thank every one for their kindness through our sorrow and for the beautiful floral tributes and neighborly deed. Mrs. Willard Wells and Family. -Unknown Newspaper clipping from Hocking County Historical Society
Aaron E Westenberger was born July 21, 1842, and died March 10, 1905, aged 62 years 7 months and 19 days. He was untied in marriage with Ella Drake march 1872. To this union was born four daughters. The wife and one daughter preceded him to the grave, while three daughters and two grandchildren survive to mourn their loss. He was one of a family of eight brothers and sisters and of the family only two remain one brother and one sister. He was sprinkled when a child, his parents being of Lutheran faith but of later years he held to the faith of the A.C. Church and while not a member he seemed anxious to have his children attend this church. he lived in our midst and everybody knew him. He has gone down in death where we will leave him till the Master calls him in the morning.
We desire to extend our sincere thanks to our many friends and neighbors for their aid, kindness and sympathy during the illness and death of our father.
Olive Westenhaver
Grace Westenhaver
Mrs. Gusta Young
-Unknown Newspaper clipping from Hocking County Historical Society, handwriten date of 3-16-1905
The Hocking Sentinel
Jun 19 1884
Death of Jesse Westenhaver
Jesse Westenhaver, oldest son of John Westenhaver, died on last Sunday at his house in Kinross Iowa, from softening of the brain. The deceased was well known to all of our older citizens.
He was a sussessful western farmer, and a man of influence in the cimmunity where he resided. Funeral ceremonies, commemorative of him were held Tuesday afternoon at the residence of his sister, Mrs Ira W. Gage, at which the relatives and friends in Logan atended.
The Ohio Democrat (Logan, Ohio)
Sat, Oct 14, 1893
From heart disease and dropsy at her late residence on N. Market St. Tuesday afternoon, Oct 10th, 1893, Mrs W.O. Whitcraft.
Mrs W. was a daughter of Mr and Mrs. John C. Campbell of Laurel township and had been married about two years ago and has been sick almost ever since her marriage, and bore her intense agonies with the greatest fortitude.
Her funeral was from the M.E. church, of which she had long a faithful member, was conducted by Rev. Rudisill.
She leaves a husband and one child mourning her death, who have the sympathy of many friends.
Her remains rest, at her request, under the locust trees on her father's farm under which she played in happy childhoood.
The Ohio Democrat (Logan, Ohio)
Sat, Nov 14, 1891
A Sudden Death
Virgie Lillian, the little daughter of Mr and Mrs Thomas Whitcraft, died on the evening of Monday last, the 9th, aged 3 years, 7 months and 23 days. She was attacked by scarlet fever, in its worse form on Saturday preceding, and her case was considered hopeless almost from the start. The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon and was attended by but a few friends of the family, owing to the virulent mature of the disease.
Mr and Mrs Whitcraft have the sympathy of the whole community in their sad bereavement.
The Ohio Democrat
Jan 6 1894
John Wilson was born in Washington county, Pennsylvania. Oct. 12th 1806, and died in Hocking Co., Ohio, Tuesday Jan. 2, 1894, in the eighty-eighth year of his age. He came to Ohio and settled in Perry township about the year 1830. He married in 1836, and at once settled on the farm on which he died, after a residence thereon for full fifty-seven years.His life companion died Aug. 26, 1890, and of seven children, but one son and one daughter survive, two sons and three daughters having died in infancy. He was one of the last of the hardy pioneers of Perry township, whose energy and industry cleared away the forests and reared homes for themselves and children. In the early days he served as Justice of the Peace and Township Trustee and was always actively interested in the cause of education. As the years flew by he left official station to others contenting himself with always attending every election and voting the straight Democratic ticket because he believed it to be a duty incident to his citizenship. He was all his life a close student of the Scriptures and but few men of his day was better versed in the contents of both the Old and New Testament. Before he came to Ohio he united with the Presbyterian church, located on Pigeon Creek, near his birth-place, and on coming to this State he transferred his membership to the Presbyterian church in Tarlton, until the organization was dissolved. He was during life a devout consciencious christian, measuring his actions by the "Golden Rule" and calmly waiting the Master's final call. His funeral, conducted on Wednesday afternoon by Rev. Teeters, of the South Perry, M E Church, was alrgely attended by his neighbors and friends. His remains, interred in Olive Cemetery, await the resurection of the just.
The Ohio Democrat
January 4 1900
Dorcus Woodruff was born in Perry Co., Ohio, Jusy 25 1834, died Dec 26, 1899, aged 65 years, 5 months and 1 day.She was the oldest daughter of John Williams, one of the oldest pioneers of Hocking County and who resided many years near Gore, Ohio. She was united in marriage to William H Woodruff March 15 1856. To this union God gave thirteen children, three sons and ten daughters. Among these three died in infancy, and the oldest daughter, Susan, and the wife of Josiah Cook died a few years since. Her husband, nine children, twenty one grandchildren and many other relatives and friends survive to mourn their loss. She was in a state of ill health for some time, but was not confined to her bed but a few days and bore her affliction with fortitude and without complaint to the last. Mrs. Woodruff was a dutiful and loving wife, a kind mother who will be sadly missed in the home circle. She embraced the christian faith, and built her hope upon the Rock, Jesus, becoming a member of the M.E. Church at Smith Chapel under the pastorship of Rev. [?] C. Alexander. A busy life well spent; in the early dawn of the 28th, when night was chaning to day, at the season when life and light came to this world of darkness, and accompanied by the heavenly host singing "Glory to God in the highest, on earth, peace, good will toward men: at the hour when Christ broke the seal of the tomb, she bade adieu to friends, to toils, to cares, and to all things eartly, and answered the summons, "Well done thou good and faithful servant come up higher."
Alas: "Dear Mother is gone
We will see her no more
She has gone and left us
For the other shore."

Death is a faithful reaper and gathers the sheaves one by one.

Call not back the dear departed
Anchored safe where storms are o'er
On the border land we left them
Soon to meet and part no more.

When we leave this world of change
When we leave this world of care
We shall find our missing loved ones
In our Father's mansion fair.
Thursday Dec 28, 1899, a large concourse of relatives and friends gathered to pay their last tribute of respect to the dead, and to follow her precious remains to their last resting place in Oak Grove Cemetery, Logan, Ohio. The funeral services were conducted at her late residence south of Logan, Ohio, by Rev B.F. Evans, a former pastor, assisted by Rev. Harly J. Steward, D.D. pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Logan, Ohio. The music was beautifully rendered by the choir of First Presbyterian Church.
B.F. Evans, South Perry, O.
Card of Thanks
We wish to publicly thank our friends and neighbors for their kindness and sympathy in the late sickness and death of our dear wife and mother.
W.H. Woodruff and Children
The Hocking Sentinel
February 21, 1884
Death of Mrs Elizabeth Wright.
Early in this century there lived in Somerset Co Pa, Mr Samuel Tannehill and his wife, quiet, indurstrious farmer folks. On the 7th of Nov 1807, a daughter was born to them whom they named Elizabeth. When this daughter was about 7 years of age, the family moved to Green township, Hocking Co O., which was then an almost unbroken wilderness. here, with few advantages of schools or churches, the family lived a rugged pioneer life. At the age of 21, Elizabeth was married to Mr John Wright, a young farmer in the neighborhood, who, more provident than most young men, had already purchased a piece of land and built him a house. in this the young couple at once began house-keeping, on what has long been known as the Wright farm, 4 miles east of Logan. Here ten children were born to them, three of whom died in childhood. the oldest son is now, and for many years has been, the honored Judge of our Common Pleas Court. The third son has been honored by his fellow citizens with a seat in the State legislature. the oldest of the family, a daughter, died a years since in Iowa. Mr wright died in 1846, leaving the farm to the family to the care of the widow. In this trying situation she ever maintained the character of a generous, sympathizing neighbor and a noble mother. A few years ago she became a member of the Presbyterian Church in Logan. As her Pastor I have taken great pleasure in the recital of her trials, and the sustaining comforts of divine grace in her late years. For the last three months of her life she was a great sufferer, but always patient, and always had a firm trust in Christ as her Saviour. On the evening of Feb. 13, 1884 in her 77th year she died in the house where she began her married life more than 55 years before. "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord."
Jacob Wycuff
County Name: Hocking
State: OH
Obit: April 7, 1932: The Logan Republican, Logan, OH.
Influenza Claims Aged Employee Of Brick Company
Death came to Jacob Wycuff, 80, at his home in the Dicken addition at 3 p. m. Wednesday from influenza following an illness of ten days. Heart trouble was a contributing factor to the death. He was an employee of the Hocking Valley Brick plant and despite his advanced age worked steadily when the plant was in operation. His wife died a year ago. His step son, Pearl Richards, and two grand children, Eddie Lehman and Mrs. Vernon [i.e., Vivian] Johnson are the only surviving relatives. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Friday at the Methodist Episcopal Church with the Rev. James R. Fields in charge. Burial will be made in Smith Chapel Cemetery by the Leonard Funeral Service.
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Joseph Wycuff
County Name: Hocking
State: OH
Obit: The Journal-Gazette, January 1906, Logan, OH.
JOSEPH WYCOFF - Was born July 8, 1826. At the age of twenty-two he was united in the bonds of holy wedlock to Miss Lucy Green. To this union were born ten children, but in October of 1869, the call of death came to his beloved wife and husband and children laid her tenderly away to await the last great day. He afterwards married again and to this last union was born one son, and now after living 79 years, six months and eight days, the call to which no man hath the power to resist came to him. He leaves a wife and six surviving children to mourn on account of his departure, together with sixteen rand [sic.] children and man friends. The deceased was a soldier in the Civil war from 1862 to 1865. He participated with his regiment the 114 O. V. I., in many of the battles of the war, among some of which might be mentioned are Corinth, Gettysburg, siege of Vicksburg, Lockout Mt. and Missionary Ridge, and then came that strenuous march with Sherman to the sea. As a soldier he was loyal, as a citizen he was highly esteemed. May his ashes rest in peace.
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