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Eliza W. Adams
Died - Wednesday Feb. 13, 1895, aged 78 years, at her home in Milton twp., Eliza W. Adams. The funeral services were held this forenoon, and burial will take place in the Weston cemetery. Mrs. Adams has been in very poor health for some time. [The Wood County Herald, Feb 15, 1895]

Ruth Alexander
Funeral of Mrs. Alexander
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Alexander who died at her home in Toledo, on Friday were held on Monday. She was 60 years old, and was born in Scotch Ridge, Wood county. She was married in 1881 to Mr. Alexander, who with two sons, Earl K. and Kenneth H. and two daughters, Ella Fern and Veda survive. Mrs. Alexander, who was Miss Ruth Forest, leaves also a sister, Mrs. S. A. Rollins, of Fostoria, and four brothers. [Perrysburg Journal (Perrysburg, Ohio) 17 Dec 1914, p. 1]

Henry J. Barton
Henry J. Barton died at his residence on north Main-st, Friday Dec 7, 1894, age 55 years; from pleuro pneumonia. He has not been in good health for quite a number of years, and had been gradually failing until he was called to take up this last march; face the great Conquerer of all soldiers, and lay down his arms in submission, which he did, being a christian man. He was born in Holmes county, O., in 1839. His father James Barton and mother are yet living at an advanced age. He was at one time a minister in the U. B. church, but did not preach a great deal. At the age of 24, he enlisted in Company I, 144th regiment OVI, and served one hundred days. The date of entering the service was May 2, 1864, and was mustered out with his company Aug 31, 1864, at Camp Chase, O. Co. I was in an engagement at Monocacy Junction, where they lost fifty men, killed, wounded and prisoners. The regiment also took part in the service at Washington, Winchester, Snicker's Gap and Harper's Ferry. The funeral services were held last Sunday at the M.E. church, conducted by Rev Jas. Long, assisted by Rev. Baumgardner, and Neibling Post, G.A.R., conducting the burial services at the grave. The remains were buried in Weston cemetery. [The Wood County Herald, Dec 14, 1894]

Sardius W. Belville
At his residence in Perrysburg, December 13, 1889, of consumption, Sardius W. Belville, aged 32 years, 3 months and 9 days. Mr. Belville was a quiet, inoffensive and good citizen, loved and respected by all who know him. He was born in Perrysburg and has lived here near all the time since, except a few years residence in Michigan. His funeral services took place at the M. E. church at 2 p. m. Tuesday, Rev. Dr. Yingling, officiating. He leaves a wife and three small children to mourn their loss. [Perrysburg Journal, Dec 17, 1880 - Sub. by Linda Dietz]

Rose Marie Briggs
Services for Mrs. Rose Marie Briggs were Thursday, November 4, 1999 at Stony Ridge Methodist Church, Stony Ridge, OH with burial in Troy Twp., Cemetery, Luckey, Ohio. Brewer Memorial Funeral Home, Decaturville was in charge. Mrs. Briggs, 69, died Friday, October 29, at Decatur County General Hospital (TN). She was a homemaker. She leaves 3 daughters, Susan Muscovich of Washington D. C., Linda Meeker of Decaturville and Debra Rowland of IL; two sons, Charles and William both of Perrysburg, OH, 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. [Lexington Progress, Henderson Co., Tenn., Nov. 10, 1999 - CW - Sub by FoFG]

Arthur Brown
Bowling Green -- Arthur Brown, the 16-year-old son of Joseph Brown, died of suffocation in the Haskins grain elevator yesterday afternoon. The boy was jumping into an oat bin when the slide at the bottom was opened to load a car. Before young Brown could escape he was sucked down out of sight. Workmen shoveled grain for about two hours, but it was not until a hole was cut in the bottom of the bin that the lifeless form of the lad was found. [Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, Ohio, Aug 8, 1895 - Sub. by L. Dietz]

George Brown
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, Aug. 19 -- What is believed to be a murder is being investigated by Sheriff A, C. Roach and Prosecutor J. E. Ladd. George Brown, aged 25, was found lying along the Lake Shore tracks near Vickers, this county, with one leg severed and suffering from other injuries from which he died later at the Toledo Hospital without being able to tell how he was hurt. Report has it, however, that he was riding on a train loaded with copper and that one of the guards protecting the property threw him off the train. [19 Aug 1907; "Tucson Daily Citizen" (Tucson, AZ) - BZ - Sub by FoFG]

Henry Burdue
Sunday evening, Dec. 9th 1894, Henry Burdue answered to the last roll call and joined his comrade and neighbor who had just preceded him two days before. On the 14th day of Aug, 1862, at the age of 27 years, he enlisted in Company K, 111th Regiment, OVI, for a period of three years. He was wounded Nov 30, 1864, in the battle of Franklin, tenn, and was mustered out with his company, June 27, 1865, at Salisbury, North Carolina. His regiment was organized at Camp Toledo, and saw some of the hardest fighting in the late war. He participated in twenty-six battles, besides many skirmishes. He was at the seige of Knoxville, Tenn., Resaca, Ga., siege of Atlanta, Ga., Franklin, Tenn., etc. He was born in Erie Co, O., and has been a resident of Weston a great many years. His funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at the M.E. church, conducted by Rev. Jas. Long, with burial in Weston cemetery. He received a soldier's burial by his comrades of Neibling Post with full military honors. The families of both soldiers have the sympathy of this community. [The Wood County Herald, Dec 14, 1894]

Elizabeth J. Gunter Cline
BOWLING GREEN --- Elizabeth J. Cline, 63, of 320 1/2 S. Main St., Bowling Green, died of natural causes Sunday morning at her residence.
She was born Sept. 13, 1922, in Malinta to Walter K. and Ruby (Edwards) Gunter.
Surviving are a son, Ronald E. of Perrysburg; a brother, Daniel Gunter, Napoleon; three sisters, Bessie Miller, Deshler; Lavina Dice, Estero, Fla.; Rosemary Espen, Bowling Green; and two grandchildren.
Mrs. Cline had retired as a waitress for Kaufman's Restaurant and the VFW post, both in Bowling Green.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Dunn Funeral Home, Bowling Green. Burial will be in Hoy Cemetery, Henry County. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. [THE COURIER, Findlay, Oh., Mon., 16 Sep. 1985 - Sub. by William Ream]

Horace Emery
Kenton (OH) -- Horace Emery, 26, son of Dr. W.C. Emery of Kenton, and superintendent of gold mines near Anchorage, Alaska, has met death in a snowslide peculiar to the mountainous country of the Alaskan region, and his body has not been recovered, according to a telegram, the only news which has reached here, received by Dr. Emery. [Perrysburg journal., (Wood Co, OH) January 25, 1917]

Mrs. Jas. Farrell
Mrs. Jas. Farrell, south of Milton, died Jan. 30, 1896. She was born in New Jersey Oct. 27, 18-- was married to Jas. Ferrell during the year 1828. Joined the M. E. church in Jackson twp. in 1857 and later with the Disciple church, of which she has been a constant member ever since. The funeral was held at Milton Center last Saturday, conducted by Rev. E. J. Wolfley. Burial in the Milton cemetery. [Wood County Herald, Feb 7, 1896]

Wm. P. Gestice
Wm. P. Gestice, born Nov 6th, 1872, died Dec 20th, 1894, age 22. [The Wood County Herald, Dec 28, 1894]

Anglesea M. (Wright) Griffin
Mrs. Samuel H. Griffin, for fifty years a resident of this county, passed away on Monday afternoon at 3:45 PM, at her home in this city. Her death was caused by hardening of the arteries. She had been ill since last May. Funeral services were held from the home, Rev. J. T. Brown, of the Baptist church, reading the service. The Women's Relief Corps, of which the deceased had been a member for many years, attended the funeral in a body. Interment was made in Maplewood cemetery, six grandsons of Mrs. Griffin acting as pallbearers. They were Oliver, Lyman and Francis Dean, of this city, and Wilbert, Merle and Marvin Rowland, of Kanaranzi township.
Anglesea M. Wright was born on April 30, 1844, at Wood County, Ohio. Later she moved with her parents to Wisconsin, where her marriage to Samuel H. Griffin took place on March 1, 1866. Two daughters were born to their union, Mrs. Mary Rowland and Mrs. Winnie L. Dean, both of whom survive.
In 1872, Mrs. Griffin came with her husband and children to Rock County, which had since been her home. Mr. Griffin passed away on November 6, 1910. She is survived by no brothers and sisters, all having preceded her in death.
Samuel Bush, of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, and David Wright, of Austin, this state, nephews of the deceased, and Mrs. Marie Lender, of Minneapolis, were out-of-town relatives in attendance at the funeral.
Mrs. Griffin was a kind and affectionate mother, a loyal and ever considerate friend, and was held in the warmest esteem by all who knew her. As one of the pioneers of Rock County, she was influential in the development of the county and did much in the early days in aiding early settlers during the trying times of pioneer days. [Rock Co. Herald, (Luverne, MN), 12 Jan 1923, page 13 - Sub. by BAJn97genealogy@yahoo.com; NOTE: her parents were Asa and Susanna (Harvey) Wright]

Anna Halsey
Bowling Green, O., April 10- Mrs. J. D. Halsey is dead. This very estimable lady passed away at her home west of this city Tuesday following an illness extending since the 11th of January, on which date she suffered a severe stroke of paralysis. Almost from the time of the stroke her life was despaired of, although everything that could be done to protract her long and useful career was done. Mrs. Halsey was formerly Miss Anna Nobbs of Fulton county, and was born May 28, 1841. On April 23, 1861 she was married at her home to J. D. Halsey. [Lima Daily News, Apr 10, 1912 - Submitted by Linda Dietz]

Nathaniel L. Hanson
Class of 1864 - NATHANIEL LUTHER HANSON. B. 2 Dec., 1837, Barnstead, N.H. Banker, Perrysburg, Ohio. D. 7 Apr., 1903, Perrysburg, Ohio. [Source: "Dartmouth College Necrology, 1902-1903, Hanover, N.H. Tr. by K. Mohler]

Philo Helm
Philo Helm of this place, died Saturday morning about one o'clock. Mr. Helm, apparently, did not seem any worse than usual. He was about and had done his work about home, and was up town during the day, and also in the evening, Mrs. Helm was all alone with him until about twelve o'clock, when Prof. J. L. Smith, who is making his home with them, returned. He had been invited to spend the evening in the country. He then went for the doctor, and when could do nothing he quietly passed in his chair. He was a member of the Congregational church, and was a man much respected by his friends and neighbors. The funeral was held Tuesday. Friends from
Ashtabula, O. and Michigan, came to the funeral. [The Wood County Herald, Jan 11, 1894]

Mrs. Jas. Hemminger
Mrs. Jas. Hemminger, an old resident of Milton twp., died Thursday, Jan 30, 1896, aged 61 years. the funeral was held at Custar Sunday forenoon, conducted by Rev. Lanker, burial in Milton cemetery. [Wood County Herald, Feb 7, 1896]

Hill (child)
Died - Wednesday at noon, occurred the death of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hill's little son. The funeral took place Thursday at 2 p.m. [The Wood County Herald, Dec 14, 1894]

Mrs. O. H. James
Mrs. O. H. James of Custar, died Wednesday, after a very short sickness. [The Wood County Herald, Feb 22, 1895]

Arba S. Jones
Died, At Perrysburgh, Ohio, Jan. 4, 1868, of pleurisy, Mr. Arba S. Jones, formerly a resident of Martinsburgh, Lewis county, N.Y., aged about 60 years. (Lewis County Democrat (Lowville, NY) - Wednesday, January 22, 1868; JD, Sub by FoFG)

Daniel Kunkler
Wood County people were grieved to learn of the sudden death of Commissioner Daniel Kunkler, which occurred at his home at Jerry City on Thursday last, and was caused by falling and striking his head upon the sidewalk causing almost instant death.  Mr. Kunkler was a member of the Wood county board of commissioners and was well and favorably known throughout the county. [Perrysburg Journal (Perrysburg, Ohio) 17 Dec 1914, p. 1]

Winifred LaFarree
December 18, 1880, of membranous croup, Winifred, youngest daughter of Jas. H. & Ella G. LaFarree, aged 4 years, 2 months, and 27 days. [Perrysburg Journal, Dec 24, 1880 - Submitted by Linda Dietz]

Lydia Long
Word of the death of Mrs. Lydia Long, 75, of Custar, formerly of Lima, has been received by V. K. Gilman, Wapakoneta Route 3. Mrs. Long had lived in Lima most of her life before moving to Custar two and one-half years' ago. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Susan Meeker of Custar. Funeral services were to be held at 2 p. m. Saturday at Custar, with burial in Custar cemetery. [Lima News, Jan 6, 1945 - Submitted by Linda Dietz]

Rev. John Long
Died - Rev. John Long died Saturday at Gibsonburg, he was 88 years old, and his death was the result of old age. Deceased was a well known local preacher of the U. B. He moved to Wood county about 20 years ago. The funeral was held in Bowling Green Tuesday afternoon at the Methodist church, at 1 p.m. Rev. French of Weston preached the sermon-Sentinel [The Wood County Herald, Feb 15, 1895]

John Lovett
Deaths - In Ohio, Hon John Lovett, of Albany, formerly member of Congress, οΎ® 53.
[Eastport Sentinel and Passamaquoddy Advertiser (Eastport, ME) Monday, September 28, 1818 - JD - Sub by FoFG. NOTE: wikipedia says he moved to Perrysburg a year before he died.]

William McIntire
Bowling Green -- William McIntire, 34, stepped from one track to another to avoid an approaching train and was struck by a train going in the opposite direction. [Newark Advocate, Jul 2, 1904 - Sub by L. Dietz]

William Mitchell
William Mitchell, aged 16 years and 4 months, son of James and Nina Mitchell, died at the home of his uncle, David Mitchell, three miles north of town, from hemorrhage of the bowels. Funeral services were held at the residence, conducted by Rev. James Long. Interment in Tontogany cemetery. [The Wood County Herald, Oct 5, 1894 - Submitted by Linda Dietz]

Samuel Musser
One of Wood county's pioneers has fallen by the relentless hand of death. Samuel Musser was born in Columbiana county, O., Jan. 4, 1812. Died Jan. 4, 1896, aged 84 years and 2 days. He came to Wood county in 1836, and settled near Six Points, this county then being a vast, wilderness, but by untiring energy and economy he secured for himself and family a good home. He was married twice; his first wife Mrs. Hulda Teffts, to whom was born five children, four of whom are still living. His second wife Abbie Mader to whom was born five children, three still living. He had six brothers two of whom are living, six sisters, one still living, so out out of a family of 12, only three are left. As a father he was kind and affectionate, as a neighbor, unexcelled, ever obliging and accommodating, as a citizen, he done his part faithfully. He will be greatly missed in the neighborhood, but by none so much at the family. Funeral services were held at Mr. Zion church near his home, where a large concourse of citizens paid their respects to the deceased on the 9th inst. His remains were taken to Millgrove and interred in the cemetery there.- Sentinel [The Wood County Herald, Jan 17, 1896]

Jonathan Wolfcale Myers
The funeral of Jonathan Wolfcale Myers was largely attended. Rev's Hays and Young preached the discourse. The remains were interred in the Fostoria Cemetery. Among those from a distance were Peter Richards of Bowling Green, Jerry Nestlerode and wife of Fostoria, Benton Myers of Chicago and many others.
Mr Myers had been a resident of this place (Bloomdale) for 50 years. He raised a family of six children, all living. He was married twice, his first wife was Charlotte Hull, a distant relative of Gen. Hull. They had 4 children: Henry B. of St Louis, Mary Ann the wife of G.M. Barnd. Caroline, the wife of Benson Clayton of Van Buren, and John A of Hancock Co. Mr Myers second wife was Elmira Robbins whose father was one of the first settlers of Bloom Township. They had 3 children: Rachel L, Ella E the wife of LD Hatfield, and a son Jonathan Edwin Myers. [Unknown newspaper, 29 Sep 1892 - Sub. by Warren Ferrell]

Claud Paltz
Claud Paltz, was buried in Weston cemetery. He was the victim of an accident, of being hit in the head with a baseball. He was 13 years of age, and the son of Lewis Paltz. [The Wood County Herald, Oct 12, 1894]

George Rosenberger
George Rosenberger, an old and much respected citizen of this place, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 1896. The cause of his death was a cancer on his face. The deceased was born April 12th, 1812, died Jan. 25th, 1896, aged 83 years, 9 months and 13 days. Was born in Jefferson-co. , Va. In the year 1827, at the age of 15 years, he with his parents, moved to Seneca-co., O-, where he resided until 1872, when he, with his family, moved to Wood co., O., where he resided until
his death. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife, three sons and one daughter, Mrs. L. S. Baker, of Weston; Michael Rosenberger, of Toledo, and Andrew and Chester, of this place. The funeral was held Monday at the Presbyterian church, conducted by Rev. Jas. Long of Weston, and interred in the Milton cemetery. He has been a terrible sufferer for the past two years. [Wood County Herald, Jan 31, 1896]

Thomas Rue
Octogenarian Dead.
Bowling Green, Jan. 9. - The body of Thomas Rue, 80, who died at North Creek, Putnam county, Wednesday, was brought here this afternoon and the funeral will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in Hill's undertaking rooms. [The Toledo Blade, 9 Jan 1913 - Sub. by Kate Watson]

Jacob Schlecht
Schlecht - At the residence of his father, Jacob Schlecht, in Perrysburg, on Monday, Nov. 29, 1880, of consumption, John Schlecht, aged 20 years, 1 month, and 9 days. The funeral services took place at the Lutheran church at 10 a. m. on Wednesday, Rev. C. A. Kating officiating. The remains were intered in Fort Meigs cemetery. [Perrysburg Journal, Dec 3, 1880 - Sub. by Linda Dietz]

Smith (child)

A little son of Wm. Smith, Plain township, was buried in the Weston cemetery Tuesday. It was the victim of the dreaded scarlet fever. [The Wood County Herald, Oct 12, 1894]

Christina Spink

At her residence in Perrysburg, Dec. 11, 1880, after a lingering illness of three months, Mrs. Christina Spink, relict of John Spink, aged 67 years, 3 months, and 1 day. Another link is broken that binds the present to the past. One more of our pioneer mothers has passed from our midst to the sleep that knows no waking. Mrs. Spink has had a consecutive residence in the house from which she was carried a corpse on Monday, of 46 years, it being built in 1834 in the business part of town by her husband, the year after their marriage, and at that time was considered one of the finest brick residences in the Maumee Valley. Concerning Mrs. Spink's early life, Mr. Oblinger gathered the following facts for Monday's Bee:
Mrs. Spink was born at Sempronius, Cayuga county, New York, September 10, 1813, and was consequently 67 years, 3 months, and 1 day old on the day of her death. When quite young, her father Elisha Smith, removed from New York to Ohio, and became a resident of Lower Sandusky, now Fremont, November 21, 1833, she was married to John C. Spink and on the following day, the bridal couple removed to Perrysburg. In the latter part of December, 1834, they moved into the residence on Louisiana avenue, which was ever after their home and in which Mrs. S., breathed her last- a period of almost forty-six years. Four children were the fruit of this union, two of whom died in infancy. Her husband John C. Spink, while attending to the business of his profession, at Texas, Henry county, was taken sick, and died very suddenly, October 13, 1853. The year following, 1851, when cholera prevailed to such an alarming extent at Perrysburg, her remaining children, john J., aged 16 years, and Mary Cornelia, aged 8, fell victims to the scourge, Mary dying July 26, and John J. the following day, July 27. The bereft of her entire family she has lived in the old homestead to the day of her death, her intimate friend and constant companion being Miss Harriet Hulburd, who has been a member of the broken family for forty years past. Mrs. Spink had a large circle of acquaintances in the Maumee Valley also of Fremont, by whom she was universally esteemed for her noble and generous qualities. The funeral services took place at the residence at one o'clock on Monday, Rev. G. A. Adams, officiating, and was largely attended, especially by our older citizens, the following acting as pall bearers; John A. Robertson, James W. Ross, Stephen Merry, F. Hollenbeck, G. S. McKnight, Gilbert Beach, Seth Bruce, Alex Vaes. [Perrysburg Journal, Dec 17, 1880 - Sub by L. Dietz]

Greeley Stein
Greeley Stein, son of Isaac Stein, east of town, who died at Los Angeles, Cal., Jan 3, 1895, was 23 years old. The funeral services were held at Mt. Zion church conducted by Rev. Jas. Long, Monday Jan. 14. Interment at Sargent cemetery. It was quite an undertaking for Rev. Long to drive to the home in such bad weather, but he is a man that never fails his duty. He was nearly overcome by the cold when he got home. [The Wood County Herald, Jan 18, 1895]

Arthur Thompson

At the residence of his parents Mr. & Mrs. I. P. Thompson, at 1 o'clock Sunday, Dec. 12, 1880, after an extended illness of one week, Master Arthur Thompson, aged 11 years and 11 months "Artie", as he was familiarly known to his playmates, was a bright, manly little fellow, full of pluck and Vivacity. Through his skill and daring in the water, more than one little boy has been saved from a watery grave in the past two or three years. He skated to Toledo one week ago Saturday and got a fall in which he severely injured his knee. He also got wet, but this did not deter him from remaining in the ice until night. He did not report to his parents that anything had happened to him, but was languid and weary all next day and did not go out of the house. On Monday he was out, but on Tuesday his knee began to swell and give him much pain and continued to grow worse, the swelling spreading to the body and the heart until death relieved the little sufferer the Sunday following. The funeral took place at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Rev. G. A. Adams officiating, at his Sabbath School class doing the singing. The coffin was decked with a magnificent cross of flowers, furnished by the Sabbath School, and a wreath encircling his pillow in which the name "Artie" was interwoven. [Perrysburg Journal, Dec 17, 1880 - Sub. by Linda Dietz]

John Q. Wade
John Q. Wade, one of Weston township's prominent farmers, died at his home two miles north of town last Thursday, Jan. 16, 1896, of paralysis. Mr. Wade has been in very poor health for the past two years, gradually failing all the time. Mr. Wade has filled many of the different township offices, be- president of the school board, etc.
John Q. Wade was born in Wayne county, O., Nov. 11th, 1829, and died Jan. 16th, 1896, age 66 years, 2 months and 5 days. He was married to Mary Ann Dewese Nov. 10, 1853, and lived together until Jan, 24,1872, when death called from him his wife. To them were born six children, all but one survive him. He was next was married May 26, 1878, to Harriet Shoemaker. To them were born three children, two of which proceeded him in death, and now has living six children. He lived on the farm where he died for about forty-four years, maintaining for his principle honesty. The funeral was held at the Dewese church Sunday forenoon, conducted by Rev. James Long, and the burial took place in the Weston cemetery. [Wood County Herald, Jan 24, 1896]

Peter Weiner
Peter Weiner, a pioneer resident of Six Points, died Sunday morning, August 29, from asthma and dropsy. Deceased was aged 72 years and was a veteran of the late war. His wife survives him. The funeral was held Monday afternoon. ["Wood County Sentinel", 9 September 1897 - Sub. by Barb Chandler]

Willis (infant)
An infant son of Peter Willis, of Milton, died last Friday of lung fever. Was buried Saturday in the Milton cemetery. Funeral was conducted by Rev. Dague. [Wood County Herald, Feb 7, 1896]


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