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Samuel H. Adams
After a residence of this city of more than half a century, Samuel H. Adams died at his home on Water street at 1:15 o'clock last Monday morning at the advanced age of 84 years, 3 months and 13 days. Mr. Adams was at his store until 9 o'clock Friday evening, was seized with illness during the night and lived for about forty-eight hours thereafter. The deceased was born in Hagerstown, Md., July 16, 1816, being the youngest member of a family consisting of two boys and three girls. Mr. Adams was the last of the family. May 24, 1841 at Canal Dover he was married to Miss Mary O'Neil, who died March 22, 1899. Adams resided in this city fir more than half a century and conducted a hardware store nearly all that time. He was a member of the M. E. church, he was a genial, social, of a kind disposition and leaves many friends to mourn. The funeral services were held at three o'clock yesterday afternoon from his late residence. Rev. Dr. Henthorne officiating. [The News Democrat, Uhrichsville, Dennison - Nov 1, 1900]

David Baltzly
Mr. David Baltzly, and aged and respected resident of the Goshen Township, was buried Monday. He leaves a widow, the daughter of David Rummell, to survive him. The funeral ceremonies were conducted by Rev. Stock, in an impressive manner. [The Ohio Democrat, May 1, 1879 - Sub by a FoFG]

William Becher
Heart Attack Brings Sudden Death of William Becher, 91
BOLIVAR, O., July 1.- William Becher, 91, Bolivar's oldest resident, died suddenly Sunday afternoon at his home of a heart attack. Mr. Becher was born in Pike township and had spent his entire lifetime in the vicinity of Bolivar. He was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Lutheran church and was active in commuity affairs for a number of years.
Surviving are his widow Mary and four children, Mrs. Zua Summers, Mrs. William Cushing, and William Becher, Jr., all of Bolivar, and Mrs. E.C. Smith,of Tuscarawas. Seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren survive. Funeral services will be conducted at the Bolivar Lutheran church Wednesday at 2 p.m. in charge of Rev. Westenbarger. Interment will be made in the Bolivar cemetery. [Repository (Canton, Ohio), Monday, July 1, 1929; Page: 8]

Gen. Walter M. Blake
Gen. Walter M. Blake, one of the earliest settlers in Tuscarawas county, and who had filled many of the county offices and been a member of the Legislature, died at New Philadelphia on Sunday last, aged 73.  [Cleveland Daily Leader. [Cleveland, Oh io], December 09, 1865]

Emmet Brewer
Dover, Apr 16 - Emmet Brewer, 42, died here today. [Plain Dealer, Apr 17, 1918]

Lorenze Burdette
Lorenze Burdette, 93, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Anna Riggs at Newcomerstown this morning.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Ann Jacobs; the following children, Mrs. Lily Phillips, Urichsville, Mrs. Anna Riggs, Newcomerstown, Mrs. Cora Casteel, New Philadelphia, Harry Burdette, Gnadenhutten, Fred Burdette, Uhrichsville, and Mrs. Violet Dudzink, Dennison; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Mary Porter, Port Washington and one brother, Marion Burdette, Gnadenhutten. A daughter Mrs. Lucy Chapman died two weeks ago. Funeral services will be held at the W. E. Ourant Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Saturday with Rev. Henry Holyoak officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Uhrichsville. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Thursday. [The Daily Reporter, Jan 4, 1950]

Jacob Burgler
He Broke His Neck Freight -- Conductor Jacob Burgler Fell From a Car -- Not Known How Accident Happened  -- Was to have been Married in Two Weeks
Conductor Jacob Burgler fell from the top of a car in a south-bound Aransas Pass local freight a mile this side of Chilton about 6 o'clock yesterday evening and broke his neck, dying in a half hour after he fell. Just how the accident occurred could not be ascertained but as there was a number of new-fashioned stock cars in the train, which rock and roll while running, it is said that the unfortunate man was thrown off one of these. It is also said that he became dizzy from long exposure to the sun yesterday and lost his balance. Burgler also suffered injuries about the head. The inquest was held at Chilton and the remains were brought to this city to the undertaking establishment of Fall & Puckett, who prepared the body for shipment to the conductor's former home at Canal Dover, Ohio, where his mother lives. Burgler was at one time a passenger conductor on the Cotton Belt and has been running a freight on the Aransas Pass for several years. He was very popular and had many friends in this locality. He was about 35 years old, of very heavy frame, weighing perhaps 230 pounds. The saddest feature of Mr. Burgler's death is the fact that he was to have been married to an estimable young lady in two weeks. The remains will be shipped to Ohio at 6 o'clock this afternoon and will be accompanied by Conductor McQuirk of the San Antonio and Aransas Pass. [The Waco Evening News. (Waco, Tex.), July 12, 1893]

Thomas Chalmers
Thomas Chalmers, 73, died yesterday morning in his home at Mineral City from the effects of a stroke suffered Saturday. He had been ill the past year.
Native of Pennsylvania and retired coal miner, he lived in Mineral City 70 years and was a member of Caldwell Lodge, F. & A.M., at Bolivar. Surviving are the widow, Elsie; five sisters, Mrs. Christine Dolvin of Stone Creek, Mrs. Walter Fackler of New Philadelphia, Mrs. Andrew Decker, Jean Chalmers and Finis Chambers, all of Canton, and a brother, William, also of Canton.
Rev. Robert M. Gay will conduct funeral services Friday at 2 p. m. at the Gordon Funeral Home in Mineral City where friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow. Masonic services will be held at 8 p.m. tomorrow. Burial will be in Mineral City cemetery. [The Daily Reporter, Jan 4, 1950]

Delmar D. Conkle
Delmar D. “Del” Conkle, 65, 3022 Conkle Drive, N.E., Dover died Wednesday, July 19, at Union Hospital in Dover, after a brief illness. He was born in 1929 in Holmes County to Charles C. and Iva S. (Wengerd) Conkle and married Alice Fox on November 26, 1949. She survives. He was a U.S. Army vetern, having served in the Korean War and in 1992, retired as supervisor of shipping from Empire Detroit Steel Co, in Dover. He was a member of the First Moravian Church in Dover.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons and two grandsons. One sister died previously.
Services were on Saturday, July 23 at Toland-Herzig Funeral Home in Dover, with the Rev. Dr. Albert Frank officiating. Burial was at Dover Memorial Park. ["Holmes Co. Farmer-Hub", 27 July 1995 - Sub. by Ron Conkle]

Samilda Conkle
Samilda Conkle, 89, formerly of Zurick Street, Sugarcreek (Ohio), died Friday, May 31 at Hennis Care Center.
She was born in 1907 in Berlin (Ohio) to Levi and Elizabeth (Geib) Yakley.
She had been employed as a restaurant worker and nurses aide.
Surviving is a brother, Myron Yakley of Dover. Her Husband, Harry C. Conkle and a sister died previously.
Graveside services were held on Monday, June 3, at East Lawn Cemetery in Sugarcreek (Ohio) with David Lorah officiating.
Arrangements were handled by Butler-Varns Funeral Home in Sugarcreek [Holmes Co. Farmer-Hub, 6 June 1996 - Sub. by Ron Conkle]

Nellie R. Deal
Mrs. Nellie R. Deal, 77, widow of Upton Deal and life resident of Beach City, died this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hazel Gardner of Beach City. She had been ill several months.
In addition to her daughter, Mrs. Deal is survived by a grandson and a great-granddaughter. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Adams-Lantzer Funeral Home with Rev. James Amos, pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church of Toledo, officiating. Burial will be in South Lawn cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral parlors after 3 p.m. tomorrow. [The Daily Reporter, Jan 5, 1950]

Mary Patterson Downs
Miss Mary Patterson Downs 86, retired seamstress, died at the home of her nephew, Paul Menus, RD 1, Uhrichsville, at 12:,15 a.m on Monday of carcinoma following an Illness of two years.
Born in Harrison-co on January 9, 1863 she was a daughter of the late George M, and Ann Elizabeth Downs. She had been a resident of Park Valley since 1909 and was a member of the Feed Spring Presbyterian church and the Ladies Aid of that church. She is survived by one brother, William R. Downs, of Park Valley, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 1 p. m, from the R. K, Lindsey Funeral Home with the Rev. George Neal officiating. Burial will be made in the Feed Spring cemetery. Friends will be received at the funeral home. [Unknown newspaper/c. 1969]

Christopher Ecker
Fatal Accident
New Philadelphia, O. Oct. 16. - On Wednesday last, Christopher Ecker, Esq. of Canal Dover, was killed while assisting to raise a building in that town.  Part of the tim bers which were up unfortunately gave way, and in the fall struck Mr. Ecker with such violence, as almost instantly to deprive him of life.  Mr. E was originally from A dams County, Pennsylvania, had settled in Dover, and was generally respected as a good citizen, and a valuable member of society.  He has left a wife and large family to regret his untimely death. – Chronicle [Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, PA,  No v 3, 1829- NP - Sub by FoFG]

Audrey Greathouse
NEW CUMBERLAND - Audrey Greathouse, 80, of New Cumberland, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014.  Born Nov. 14, 1934, in New Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late P ercy and Margaret (Bailey) Wycoff. She graduated from New Cumberland High School, and was a member of both New Cumberland Free Methodist Church and Family of God Christian Center, Weirton. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Greathouse.  Surviving are t hree daughters, Sandy Ault of Toronto, and JoAnn Rocchio and Amy Purks, both of New Cumberland; three sons, John Greathouse of New Cumberland, and Craig Greathouse and Rick Greathouse, both of Weirton; 24 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Peggy Lancaster of Weirton, and Myla Staley of New Cumberland; and a brother, Leonard Wycoff of Hopedale. Visitation is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, at Nixon Funeral Home in New Cumberland. The funeral service is 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 5, with Pastor Craig Greathouse officiating. Burial follow in New Cumberland Cemetery.  [East Liverpool Re view [East Liverpool, Columbiana County, Ohio; January 1, 2015; Sub. by Jackson E. Wilson]

Josiah Hansel
Josiah Hansel, 94, New Philadelphia, the oldest civil war veteran in Tuscarawas county, died after an illness of two years. [Fulton County tribune. (Wauseon, Ohio), 25 April 1919]

Jean Ellen Harrison
Jean Ellen Harrison, 5-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Harrison of 522 Tuscarawas-ave, New Philadelphia, died at 1 p. m. yesterday in Union Hospital. In addition to her parents, she is survived by the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bryon Harrison of Scio and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hamilton of Gnadenhutten. [Unknown newspaper/unk. date]

Marty Marie Hays
Graveside services were held at 10 a. m. Monday for Marty Marie Hays, one day old daughter of Clarence and Joyce M. Hays, Dennison, who died at Twin City Hospital on Saturday. She was born in the hospital on December 30. In addition to her parents she is survived by one brother and one sister. Burial was in charge of the R. K.. Lindsey Funeral Home. The Rev. L. L. Kollar officiated and burial was made in Union cemetery. [Unknown newspaper/unk. date]

On the 8th ult., a man named Hook was killed on the Canal line near the mouth of Stone creek, Tuscarawas County, by the falling of a bank under which he was working. [Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, PA, April 8, 1829 - NP - Sub by FoFG]

Rhoda Hunt
Dennison, Aug 18 - Mrs. Rhoda Hunt, 56, is dead at her home here. Her husband and seven children survive. [Plain Dealer, Aug 19, 1918]

Samuel D. Ingham
Ingham, Samuel D., formerly from Western New York, who emigrated to Ohio several years ago, died at Gnadenhutten, Ohio, 23 June after falling in the river. [National Intelligencer, Jul. 10, 1830 - KT - Sub by FoFG]

New Philadelphia, O., Nov. 13: On the 3d inst., Mr. Henry Keller, of Warwick township, with his daughter, aged about 21, and nephew, were returning from New Lancaster, in a small wagon. When they reached Wills Creek, in Coshocton county, the water had risen to an unusual height; but perceiving fresh tracks at the place of fording, they ventu red in. The water almost instantly raised the body of the wagon from the carriage, and Mr. Keller, with his daughter and nephew, were tossed into the stream.  The unfortunate girl was carried away by the current and drowned. The other two succeeded in reaching the shore in safety. The body of the deceased was not recovered until the next day, when she was brought to the residence of her father, in this country, and interred in the Moravian burying ground. – Chronicle. [Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania), December 1, 1829]

Kothe (Infant)
At 8: 45 o'clock last Sabbath morning the seven weeks old baby of Daniel Kothe and wife, of Dennison, passed away. The funeral services, conducted by Rev. J. G. Gabriel, took place from the family residence Monday afternoon. Burial in Union cemetery. [The News Democrat, Uhrichsville, Dennison, Oct. 25, 1900]

Adam Albert Lahmers
Adam Lahmers, 80, of 91 Greenwood Ave., died Friday evening at the Mansfield General Hospital following a one-month illness.
Born April 5, 1884, in New Philadelphia, O., he had lived in Mansfield the past 14 years. He was a retired farmer. Mr. Lahmers was a member of the Main Street EUB Church and the Men's Bible Class and of the Retmen's Club. He was a former member of the Jerusalem United Church of Christ of New Philadelphia and of the York Township School Board of Tuscarawas County. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruth Rust Lahmers, two sons, Oscar and Ralph Lahmers, both of New Philadelphia, RD 2; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; one sister, Mrs. Warren Travis, New Philadelphia; two brothers, William Lahmers, Ragersville, O., and Herbert Lahmers, New Philadelphia. The body was removed to the Wappner Funeral Home where funeral arrangements are incomplete. [from 2nd obit: "The body was removed to the Wappner Funeral Home, and later to the Geckler Funeral Home, Stone Creek, Ohio, where services will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. conducted by the Rev. Coburn C. Vandersall, pastor of the Main Street E.U.B. Church. Burial will be in the Evergreen Memorial Park, Tuscarawas County, Ohio.] [News Journal (Mansfield, Ohio) October 3, 1964 - Sub. by Ida Maack Recu]

Caroline Lind
Funeral services for Mrs. Caroline Lind, 97, Dover's oldest resident, who died yesterday morning at the home of her son, Alvin of 1119 N. Wooster-ave, will be held at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Toland Funeral Home, Mrs. Lind was preceded in death by her husband Phillip and a daughter, Mrs. Clara Schneider. [The Daily Reporter, Jan 5, 1950]

Etta J. Lindon
Miss. Etta J. Lindon,80, died Wednesday at 9:30 pm at the residence of her sister, Mrs, Janie Meek, 129 Chestnut St, Newcomerstown, where she made her home. Miss Lindon had been ill three weeks. Born June 13m 1879 at Westchester, she was a daughter of James and Jane Ayers Lindon. She was a member of the Newcomerstown E.U.B. Church. Surviving another sister, Mrs. John Abel of Jewett. Four Sisters and one brother deceased. Services for Miss Etta J. Lindon were held at Saturday October 31, 1959 at the Mt. Carnell Church and burial was in the church cemetery. [The Coshocton Ohio Tribune, Thursday evening, October 29, 1959 - Sub. by a FoFG]

Mrs. Lytle
Died, Mrs. Lytle, wife of ex-Sheriff Lytle, died in this place on Tuesday morning last.  We deeply sympathise with Mr. L. and his little family in this their irreparable loss. [The Cadiz Sentinel (Cadiz, OH) 04 Apr 1860, p.2]

Frank Maxwell and Edward Fletcher
Killed by a Train
DENNISON, O., Dec. 27 - Frank Maxwell and Edward Fletcher, employees of the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati & St. Louis railroad, were killed by a shifting train. [The Argus (Caledonia, Houston, MN), December 30, 1893, p.1]

James Raymond McConnell
Born in Dover, Ohio on Jan. 22, 1938 - Departed on Dec. 17, 2010 and resided in New Philadelphia, OH.
Visitation: Monday, Dec. 20, 2010 Service: Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010 10:30 am - 11:15 am
James R. McConnell, age 72, of New Philadelphia, passed away peacefully early Friday afternoon, December 17, 2010 in Amberwood Manor. Born at Dover, January 22, 1938, he was a son of the late Richard D. and Margaret M. Baldwin McConnell. A 1956 graduate of New Philadelphia High School, James entered the United States Navy in the autumn of 1956, and served honorably until his discharge two years later. He returned to the valley in 1958 and on September 26, 1959, married the former Sandy Kohler. Together the two have observed fifty-one years of marriage prior to his passing. Remembered as a dedicated and hard working man, Jim entered workforce at the former Reeves Mill while still in high school, and retired from Empire Detroit Steel and their successor Cyclops Steel thirty-nine years later in 1994. Jim was also a talented woodworker and put his skills to use working alongside the Larkin family in their pipe and contracting businesses. He also worked with Kenny Bayer Excavating. Even after his retirement from the mill, Jim kept busy serving customers from behind the counter of Carter Lumber at Dover. At home, Jim enjoyed caring for his horses. Many happy family memories were made riding in a carriage pulled by his team up and down Old Route 21. Jim was also an excellent cook and was known for his famous breakfast spreads on holidays, or when the grandchildren spent the night. Survivors, in addition to his loving wife of fifty-one years includes, a son, Bob McConnell and his companion Sally Vance, a daughter; Mary Jo Meek and her companion Steve Ramsey, all of New Philadelphia. He'll be sadly missed by his six grandchildren; Alex McConnell (fianc Nate Geers), Lindsay (husband Nathan) Jackson, Molly (husband Jimmy) Harper, Stephanie, Seth and Caitlin Meek. Five great-grandchildren; Taylor, Hunter, Matthew and Ryan Jackson and Naomi Grace Harper also survive. Two brothers; Jerry (wife Alice) McConnell of Barnhill, and Rick (wife, Kathy) McConnell of New Philadelphia, and a sister, Becky (husband Tom) Ferren of Dover, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins who complete the family. In addition to his parents, Jim is preceded in death by a niece, Jodi Johnson. Friends are invited to call Monday afternoon from 4-7 PM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. Pastor David Carrick will lead funeral services for the McConnell family Tuesday morning at 10:30 in the funeral home's chapel. Cremation will follow the service with interment and military honors in Ridgecrest Memory Gardens at Dover, planned at a later date. Following the service, family and friends will gather for a reception in the Geib Family Center, adjacent to the funeral home.  [Times-Reporter, Dec 18, 2010 - Sub. by FoFG]

Jerry Lee McConnell
Jerry Lee McConnell, 71, of New Philadelphia, went home to be with his Lord and Savior and to be reunited with his precious daughter, Jodi, early Monday morning, April 22, 2013 from Schoenbrunn Health Care at New Philadelphia following a period of declining health.A son of the late Richard and Margaret (Baldwin) McConnell, Jerry was born May 7, 1941 at Dover, Ohio.Jerry graduated from New Philadelphia High School in 1959. That same year, he enlisted with the United States Navy and honorably served his country until his discharge in July of 1961.He was a longtime employee of AK Steel, formerly known as Reeves Steel, retiring in 2000 after 38 years of service. Jerry was a man of great faith and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church at New Philadelphia. He enjoyed the outdoors which usually included hunting and fishing, mowing his lawn and taking drives through the country side. Jerry also enjoyed sharing milk shakes with his granddaughter.He is survived by his wife Alice (Cox) McConnell whom he married on August 20, 1962; his son-in-law, Ned Johnson of Sugarcreek; his granddaughter, Eileizia Johnson of Sugarcreek; a brother, Richard (Cathy) McConnell of New Philadelphia; a sister, Rebecca (Tom) Ferren of Dover; special friends who were like children to him, Chris Patterson, Karen Crall and Craig Fee; his beloved cat, Samantha and many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and dear friends.Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Jodi Johnson; a brother and his wife, James and Sandy McConnell; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jesse and Opal (Gwinn) Cox; four brothers-in-law and 3 sisters-in-law.The family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. A funeral service celebrating Jerrys life will be h eld in the funeral home on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Don Snow Chaplain James Scalf officiating. Burial will follow at Ridgecrest Memory Gardens at Dover where the New Philadelphia V.F.W. Post #1445 will render military honors. Following the committal service, a memorial reception will be held in the Hospitality Room in the Geib Funeral Center at Dover. Jerrys family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff at Schoenbrunn Health Care as well as to Jessica Welch, Allison Burlison and Lori Laisure and the rest of the staff at Crossroads Hospice. His wife can almost hear him saying to her, Hey Alice, when its your turn to come home to heaven. [Times-Reporter, Apr 23, 2013 - Sub by FoFG]

Sandra K. Kohler McConnell
Sandra McConnell, age 74, of New Philadelphia, passed away late Thursday afternoon, January 10, 2013, in Union Hospital following an extended illness. Born October 13, 1938, at Wainwright, she was a daughter of the late Henry Babe and Josephine Gervasi Kohler, and her late step-mother, Ella Mae Kohler. A 1956 graduate of Tuscarawas-Warwick High School, Sandy, as she was known to her family and friends, went on to work in a variety of the former downtown New Philadelphia mainstays, including LaFountaines Variety Store, Webbers IGA, Daniels Dress Shop, and Michaels Restaurant, among others. Sandy will be remembered by her family as one who enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and playing games from Bingo to the tables and slots at Mountaineer, she enjoyed having fun with her family and friends. Sandy took extra time and attention to make the holidays special, her Christmas morning breakfast spreads were legendary among her family. Survivors include her son Bob (companion, Sally Vance) of Dover, and her daughter Mary Jo (husband, Steve) Ramsey of Tampa, Florida. Shell be sadly missed by six grandchildren; Alex (husband, Nate) Geers of New Philadelphia, Lindsay (husband, Nathan) Jackson of Uhrichsville, Molly McConnell-Harper of Dover, Stephanie (companion Brandon Coppin-Wilson) Meek, Seth Meek, and Caitlin Meek, all of Dennison. Six-great-grandchildren; Taylor, Hunter, Matthew, and Ryan Jackson, and Grace and Zachary Harper also survive. A niece and nephew complete the family. Sandy was anticipating the birth of her seventh great-grandchild, Lydia, this coming May. In addition to her parents, Sandy is preceded in death by her husband, James R. McConnell, who passed away December 17, 2010, and her sister, Cindy Williams. Friends are invited to call Sunday, January 13, from 1-4PM in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. The Rev. Hugh B. Berry will officiate Sandys funeral service Monday morning at 10:30 in the funeral homes chapel. Cremation will follow, and her urn will be interred in Ridgecrest Memory Gardens at Dover at a later date.  [Times-Repor ter, Jan 11, 2013; Sub. by FoFG]

Janie Meek
Mrs. Janie Meek, 80, died at 6 am today at her home, 129 Chestnut St., Newscomerstown, following a short illness.
She was born June 18,1882 near Westchester, Tuscarawas county, a daughter of James and Jane Lindon, and was married to Warren Meek, who died in 1918. She was a member of the Peoli Methodist Church.
Surviving are her daughter Mary Ann Meek of the home ; two sons, Homer R. Meek, Uhrichsville Route 1, and John L. Meek. of the home, one sister Mrs. Iona Able, Jewett, five sisters and one brother deceased. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Peoli methodist Church in charge of Rev, Glenn Cornell and Rev Charles Sellers. Burial in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Ourant Funeral Home in Newcomerstown, Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. [The Coshocton Tribune, Thursday February 7, 1963 - Sub by a FoFG]

Minnie (Schworm) Messer
DUNDEE - Mrs. Minnie Messer, 94 of RD 2 died Tuesday in her home following a 6-year illness.
Born here, she is a daughter of Martin and Elizabeth Fair Schworm. Her husband, Henry, died in 1929.
Affiliation: Dundee Methodist Church.
Survivors: A son, Frank, of West Salem; 2 daughters, Mrs. Mildred Jones of RD 3, Navarre, and Mary of the home; 2 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters and a grandson.
Services: Friday at 1 p.m. (slow time) in the Methodist Church with Rev. Fred LeMaster officiating. Burial will be in the Dundee Cemetery. Friends may call at Everhart-Butler Funeral Home in Shanesville Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. [The Daily Reporter, Dover, OH, 9 Sep 1944, Sub. by Karen K]

Alva Norman
Alva Norman, of near Dundee, Ohio, was trampled upon and bitten by a vicious stallion on Wednesday night so severely that he will die. He is 60 years old. [Source: "Minster Home Light," (Minster, OH), Oct. 13, 1888; tr. by GT Transcription Team]

Clara E. Ott
Mrs. Clara E. Ott, 87, of South BroadwayNursing Home, formerly of Dover, died Thursday afternoon after a long illness.
Born in Auburn Township, a daughter of the late Jacob and Margaret Steitz Groh, she was a member of Grace Lutheran Church at Dover (Ohio). She and her husband, John, who died in 1955, operated Ott’ s Market in Dover.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Lester (Margaret) Snyder of Brewster; two sons, Harold and Dalton of Canton; 9 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. Three brothers also preceded her in death.
Services will be Monday at 1in Lewis Funeral Home with Rev. Karl J Konigberger officiating. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 in the funeral home. [Dover Daily Reporter, 2 May 1969 Sub. by Ron Conkle]

John F. Ott
John Frederick Ott, 78, of 112 W. 4th Street, retired Carpenter , died at 11:10 a.m. today in his home after an illness of three years.
A native of Bucks township, he was the son of the late Daniel and Susan Deibel Ott and a member of the Grace Lutheran Church. Surviving are his widow Clara Groh Ott; three children, Harold and Dalton J. of Canton and Mrs Lester Snyder of Brewster; a brother, Henry, of Bakersfield; two sisters, Mrs. Martin Stephen of Gary, Ind., Mrs. George Muelhoffer of Stone Creek; six grand children and three great-grandchildren. Two brothers and two sisters are also deceased.
Services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. in the Lewis Funeral Home with Rev. Carl Driscoll officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grave Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. [Dover Daily Reporter, 9 June 1955 - Sub. by Ron Conkle]

John Paterson
John Paterson, 86, known as the "tree man" because for several years he lived i n a house erected in the branches of a sycamore tree, near Midvale, Tuscarawas County, is dead. He was born in Sweden and for many years was a sailor.  [Fulton County trib une. (Wauseon, Ohio), 25 April 1919]

William Clark Quantrell
Quantrell's Body Moved Surreptitiousy To Ohio
Louisville, Ky.; Apr. 13 — The body of William Clark Quantrell, the guerilla warrior, was buried here (Louisville, KY), the body, was later removed to according to a reply mailed by Mayor Huston Quin to J. N. Kimberlin, of Altos, Okla., third brigade commander of the United Confederate Veterans. Quantrell died here in 1865 and was buried in the old Portland Catholic cemetery. Mrs. Quantrell, the warrior's mother, had the body surreptitiously removed in 1887 to be buried beside his father at Canal Dover, Ohio. [Richmond Daily Register.(Richmond, Madison County, Ky.), April 13, 1922]

Charles Stevens Rice
Charles Stevens Rice, 86, retired Methodist minister and college professor, of Frankton, Ind., died at 7:55.pm, Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Oscar Smith, 148 Tuscarawas-ave NW, New Philadelphia. Mr. Rice had been at his daughter's home for one week following several weeks in Mercy Hospital in Canton. He was born Dec. 23, 1883, at Harrisburg, Pa., a son of the late Charles and Mary Elizabeth Rice. He had taught at Findley College and Ohio University and had resided at Frankton 17 years. In addition to his daughter, Mrs. Smith, he is survived by his widow, Alice, three sisters, Mrs. John Costin and Mrs. Mary Hauer of Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. William Price of San Francisco, Calif., and two grandchildren.
The body was sent by the Kaserman Funeral Home to the King Funeral Home in Frankton this morning. Services will be held there Wednesday afternoon with Rev. Stroup officiating. Burial will be in the K of P and IOOF cemetery at Frankton. [Unknown newspaper/c. 1969]

Catherine Ross
Dover, Oct 18 - Mrs. Catherine Ross, 72, wife of Adam Ross, native of Germany, died today. [Plain Dealer, Oct 19, 1918]

David Lewis Russell
Graveside services will be held at 2 p. m. tomorrow at Calvery Cemetery in New Philadelphia for David Lewis Russell, infant son of Frank and Shirley Hunt Russell of 1024 N. Main-st, Uhrichsville who died at Twin City hospital at 11:30 a.m. today shortly after birth. He is survived by one sister, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Amos Russell ,and Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Hunt of Uhrichsville. Burial will be in charge of R. E. Lindsey Funeral home.[The Daily Reporter, Jan 4, 1950]

David W. Sanders
New Philadelphia, June 12- David W. Sanders, 65, while at work in a factory died here. [Plain Dealer, June 13, 1919]

William H. Smith
Uhrichsville, Feb 6 - William H. Smith, 79, for forty-three years a drygoods merchant until his retirement in 1911, died at his home. He was president of the Twin City Lumber Co. [Cleveland Plain Dealer, Feb 7, 1919]

Charles Alvin Staley
Dennison- Charles Alvin Staley, 21, of Uhrichsville, employed at the Dennison shops, was run over and terribly mangled by the Pennsylvania yard engine and died in a few hours. [Lima Daily News, Jan 19, 1915]

William Sundhelmer
William Sundhelmer, 83, retired hardware merchant, died at 1:10 Sunday morning in his home at Shanesville after an illness of several years.
Born in Holmes-co, he settled in Strasburg as a young man and was employed in a brick plant. In 1921 he and his son-in-law, Harry Andrews, became partners in a hardware store in Shanesville, in which Mr. Sundhelmer was active until his retirement in 1943. He was a member of the Evangelical and Reformed Church of Sugarcreek. Survivors include his widow Clara (Hans) Sudhelmer, a son Walter, a daughter, Mrs. Harry Andrews; a brother John; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and six brothers.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Evangelical & Reformed church with Rev. O. B. Moor officiating. Burial will be in Grandview cemetery in Strasburg. Friends may call at the Everhart-Hattery Funeral Home in Shanesville until 1 p.m. tomorrow, when the body will be removed to the church. The casket also will be opened at the graveside. [The Daily Reporter, Jan 2, 1950]

John Alva Veley
John Alva Veley, 80, retired farmer, died at the home of his son, Roy Veley, in Stlllwater, at 8:15 last night of cerebral thrombosis. He had been in ill health for the past five years, and seriously ill for the past week.
He had been a resident of Stillwater for thirty years and was a member of the Uhrichsville Methodist Church. His wife, Mary Agnes Johnson Veley, died on April 3, 1949.
He is survived by one son, Roy Veley, of Stillwater; two daughters, Mrs. John Marstrell, of Stillwater, Mrs. Harry Plotts, of Uhrichsville; eighteen grandchildren; two great - grandchildren, and two brothers, Bert Veley, of Nevada, and Lester Veley, of Delaware. Two sons, William and Archie, three brothers, Milo, James and Mitchell, and two sisters, Mrs. Esther Pitttnan and Mrs. Corey Main are deceased.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 2 p. m. from the H. J. Uhrich and Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Leroy Miller and the Rev. George Sweeney officiating. Burial will be made In the Gnadenhutten cemetery. Friends will be received at the funeral home. [Unknown newspaper/unknown date]

Mary M. Walker
Mary M. Walker was born July 7, 1875, died Oct. 14, 1900, aged 25 years 8 months and 7 days. She joined the M. E. church, at Sherrodsville in the year 1892, under the pastorship of Rev. M. C. Grimes, at which church she remained a faithful member till 1898, when she changed her membership to the M. E. church of Midvale, where she remained a faithful and patient member until her death. Mary was an affectionate daughter, a loving sister and faithful friend. As a worker for the church, Epworth League and Sunday school, she excelled. To know her was to love her. In both word and deed she encouraged her pastor in his many church enterprises. Her place in the Sunday school and League will be difficult to fill. For their prosperity and success she gave her time, her efforts and her prayers. She lived th Christ life every day, and when death came she wanted it as the drapery of her couch about her and lay down to pleasant dreams. At the time of her departure she gave the most pronounced evidence of her readiness and willingness to depart and be with Christ which is far better. Bidding her friends adieu she passed away triumphantly. The family extends their heartfelt thanks to all who so kindly assisted them in their sad bereavement. [The News Democrat, Uhrichsville, Dennison - Oct. 18, 1900]

David Wallace, Sr.
David Wallace, Sr., the oldest resident in Tuscarawas county, died on the 10th inst., in New Philadelphia. [Belmont Chronicle. (St. Clairsville, Ohio), 23 July 1874]

Henry Webb

Henry Webb died on Monday, December 14, at Dover. the funeral was held at the Methodist Episcopal church. The services were conducted by Rev. F. D. Stevick. Mr. Webb was a native of England. He was eighty years of age and single. He had lived in Dover for nearly thirty years. [Lorain County Reporter, Jan 2, 1892 - Sub. by Linda Dietz]

Margaret Wenger
New Philadelphia, Oct 18: Mrs. Margaret Wenger, 54, is dead

Joseph J. Williams
Joseph J. Williams, 54, is dead at Lexington, Ky. He was general foreman and assistant master mechanic of the Pennsylvania shop here. [Plain Dealer, Apr 17, 1918]

George Young
Death by Freezing – On Tuesday evening the 2d inst. as Mr. George Young, was retu rning from Rockford to his residence in Goshen township, on horseback, he unfortunately got dismounted, wandered from the main road and perished in the snow. His body was found the next day, and from the marks and trodden appearance of the snow on nearly an acre adjoining, it was plain that the deceased has used great exertions to regain the road.   His cries were heard by the inmates of a house not far distant, but were supposed to be the shouts of some persons passing in a sleigh.  Mr. Young has left a wife and sev eral children to regret his untimely end. – New Phil. Chron. [Republican Comp iler, Gettysburg, PA, February 23, 1830; NP, Sub by FoFG]

Nora Young
Uhrichsville, June 12 - Mrs. Nora Young, is dead. [Plain Dealer, June 13, 1919]


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