Stark County, Ohio
Harry Walter, aged 23 years, died at 6 o'clock yesterday morning of cerebral meningitis, at the home of his father, Phillip Walter, at Oneida. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 9 a.m. at Malvern. [The Stark County Democrat, Apr 9, 1907 - Submitted by Linda Dietz]
Mary Lingenfelter Weller
Mrs. Mary Weller was born in Frederick County, Maryland, April 13th AD 1802, and died April 13th AD 1886, which makes her 84 years old on the day of her death. Before she was married, she moved to the State of Ohio, Stark County, near Canton in 1813. She was married to John Weller, on Easter Sunday, April, AD 1820. She joined the Eva Lutheran Church at the age of twenty years, in Canton, Ohio. Lived in the State of Ohio twenty-seven years, and then with her husband moved to the State of Illinois, March 1840. She was left a widow by the death of her husband on March 7th, 1843, and in 1844 she was married to Joseph Weber. In 1853 she was left a widow again by the death of her second husband. There was born to her ten children, seven of whom survive her. She has eighty-three grand children, twenty-one of whom are dead, and fifty-nine great grand children, ten of whom are dead. Mother Weller united with the St John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Montgomery County, Ills, in the year 1850. It is due to say of the deceased by the writer that he served as pastor of St John's Evangelical Lutheran Church five years during which time Mother Weller was an attentive hearer of the gospel and when visited by her pastor she was kind and unassuming. On the 14th day of April at 3 o'clock pm her corpse was brought to St John's Church and placed in front of the pulpit. After a discourse was delivered by the writer from these words, "She is not dead, but sleepeth." Luke 8-52 The house was crowded and the audience gave undivided attention to the preached word. It is our heart's desire and prayer to God that all the bereaved friends and relatives who gave such marked attention may from this time forward prepare to meet Mother Weller on the banks of deliverance in the new bright world. AMEN. J B Cramer [Montgomery Co News (Hillsboro, IL), Apr 16, 1886 - Sub by Lynn Boyd Reener]
Resident of Topeka Larger Part of His Life.
Martin Wikidal, eldest son of Mrs. E.C. Wikidal, died yesterday morning after an illness of short duration. Mr Wikidal has lived in Topeka practically all his life, and was well known in this city and through out the state. For years he had been a traveling salesman for the Eagle cigar factory, and had many acquaintances in every town in his territory. Mr. Wikidal, in addition to his mother, Mrs. E.C. Wikidal, is survived by two brothers, W.E. Wikidal, of Topeka, and Louis P. Wikidal, of Kansas City, and two sisters, Mrs. Charles S. Eagle and Mrs. Jay E. House, both of Topeka. Brief funeral services will be held at the residence of Charles S. Eagle, 420 Topeka avenue, at 3 o'clock this afternoon. The Rev. James F. DeBevers Kaye, dean of Grace Cathedral, will read the service. Burial will be laid beside his father in the family lot in Canton, Ohio. ["The Topeka Daily Capital", Wednesday, October 8, 1819 - Sub by Jim Laird]
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