David Hannafus pioneer of this section and Civil war veteran, dies at the age of 85.
David Hannafus died last night at 5:35 o’clock at the family home on Church street. He had
been confined to a wheelchair for the past five years and about three weeks ago fell from
his chair and since that time has been very critically ill.
The funeral service will be held Sunday at 3 o’clock from the Reformed church and will
be conducted by the Rev. Hassler and Rev. Hackenberg.
Mr. Hannafus was a Civil war veteran and a member of the Harker Post G.A.R. The
members of the Post will attend the funeral in body. The burial will take place in the
Oakland Cemetery.
David Hannafus was born in Lebanon county, Pa., Sept. 10th, 1835 and was aged
85 years. He first saw the light of day in Lebanon, Pa. in 1858 he came to Ohio with
Levi Bricker who had shipped a car load of horses east. He entered the employ of
Mr. Bricker as a blacksmith at Ganges and continued in his service for four months.
His father -in-law at this time built a blacksmith shop on his farm, one mile south of
Ganges, and he worked for him. In 1859 he moved to the Forga Moorehead farm and
followed the occupation of a farmer up to the time of his enlistment in the service
of his country.
On August 17, 1862, in a school house three miles north of Mansfield, he enlisted in
Company I, 120th O.V.I. His company was kept on the jump continually during the war
and engaged in may battles and skirmishes. Some of the most important engagements
through which he passed were Vicksburg, Arkansas Post, Mobile, Rer River and
Jackson, Miss. The boys of his company never felt right unless they were fighting; and
the result was that from the time of their enlistment they were kept busy. Mr. Hannafus
served his country three years and was never wounded, although his comrades were shot
down on each side of him.
He was mustered out at Houston, Texas, in October and, returning to Ganges he started in
the blacksmith business again. In 1870 he moved to Shelby and settled in Irishtown, after
which he accepted a place on the B&O section, and later of the Big Four section. In 1876 he
entered the employ of Fish, Storer & Davis in the mill at the junction. His work consisted of
loading and unloading cars. He worked nine years in the mill, and then the big mill was
erected up town he worked in it for two years. After working for the street commissioner
for six years Mr. Hannafus gave this up and since had lived a retired life at his home
18 Church Street. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, brothers and sisters
and was the last surviving member of his father’s family. He was a son of Philip Hannafus
and was 7 years old when his mother died.
In November, 1858 he was married to Elizabeth Stoner, a daughter of John Stoner, who
resided one mile south of Ganges. After their marriage they made a home for
themselves and began housekeeping.
He is survived by his wife and two sons and three daughters. He was preceded in death
by George A., Florence H., and Suffia H. His is also survived by 28 grandchildren and
five great-grandchildren.
Mr. Hannafus when living often related many interesting incidents of pioneer life in this
region when the country was sparsely settled and the pioneers lived the simple life. He was
a man of jovial disposition and until recent years when so badly afflicted always saw the
bright side of everything.
From the Saturday May 29, 1920 Shelby Daily Globe.
* note: A picture accompanies this article in the Daily Globe.
Obit. courtesy of Kim Butler Histed


Alice HILBORN died at her home, east of town, Friday morning, July 19. From heart
failure, aged 68 years, 6 months and 24 days. The funeral services were held at
the Lutheran church in Tiro, Sunday morning, at 11 o'clock, conducted by her
pastor, Rev. J. B. GROVE, followed by burial in the Oakland cemetery.
Elizabeth Alice IRWIN, at the age of two years, came with her parents from
Chester County, Pa., to Crawford County, Ohio, and on Jan. 31, 1850, was
united in marriage to Samuel HILBORN. They were parents of five children,
Isaac M., the eldest son, died in 1872 at the age of twenty-one.
Emma, the eldest daughter, died in infancy, Zella M. ELLSWORTH
and Charley with the husband and father, one brother and three grand children,
are left to mourn her departure.
Mrs. HILBORN united with the Evangelical Lutheran church at the age
of seventeen, since which time she has lived in full communion and
sweet fellowship with her blessed Savior. She was a devoted wife,
a loving and solicitous mother a cheerful and helpful neighbor, respected,
admired and loved by all. Her place in the hearts left desolate can not be
filled, but God is good, in him we trust, remembering that "To live in
hearts we leave behind is not to die."
Unknown newspaper clipping. Found in scrapbook.
Obit. courtesy of Phyllis Frazee


A Prominent Farmer Took Suddenly Ill While in Tiro and
Died Two Hours Later.
Samuel HILBORN a farmer who reisded near Tiro took suddenly ill in Tiro
yesterday afternoon about 2 o'clock and died about 4 o'clock. He was born
near Shiloh June 28th, 1826, and was 80 years of age. He settled on a
farm near Tiro in 1840 and has lived there ever since. Yesterday he walked
to Tiro as was his custom. After being in town for a hour or two he began
to complain of a pain in his side and told some of his friends that he guessed
he would start for home as he did not feel well. He left the grocery and started
home but found after he had gone a short distance that he could not walk.
He sank down on the side walk and was carried into the home of Mrs.
McCONNELL in front of whose home he was taken ill. He lost consciousnes
and died two hours after being taken sick. The physicians pronounced it
apoplexy of the brain.
The deceased was known all over that section of the country as a
sturdy honest farmer. His wife preceded him in death four years ago.
He is survived by two sons and a daughter. Charles M. HILBORN lives in
Porto Rico. Ellsworth I. HILBORN lives near Tiro and Mrs. James Mitchner
the daughter lives north of Tiro.
The funeral will be held Wednesday meet at the house at 10:30 o'clock
and at the Lutheran church at 11 o'clock. The Rev. Berkley of Sulphur Springs
will have charge of the service. The interment will occur in the Oakland
Cemetery at Tiro.
Unknown newspaper clipping. Found in scrapbook.
Obit. courtesy of Phyllis Frazee


From: The Crestline Advocate: Thursday: February 14, 1918


Henry Hillerman, well known famer living northwest of Crestline died early
Friday morning, February 8.

Henry Hillerman was born in Schneflerdinger, Saxony, Germany, on the
5th day of Marh 1859. He was baptized and instructed in the articles of
our Christian religion. Through confirmation he became a member of the
Lutheran church. A young man age 16 he came to our country and for a
number of years worked at various places in the state of New York.
Some 30 years ago he came to Crawford county. Here he worked faithfully
for several farmers. He married Mrs. Angeline Brown, the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. George Beach. This happy union of nearly 20 years was
blessed with two daughters, Stella and Meta. During the summer
Mr. Hellerman's health began to fail, but it was not until late in
September that his ailment became alarming His sickness, heart trouble,
grew more and more serious in spite of good medical attendance and
loving care by dear ones. He reached the age of 58 years 11 monhs and
3 days. Mr. Hillerman was a quiet, industrious and studious man.
In his leisure hours and especially on Sunday he would study his Bible
and also other good books. Surviving him are his wife Angeline
Hillerman, and his daughters Stella and Meta, and one step
daughter, Mrs. John pffenbaugh and two grandchildren. For many
years Mr. Hillerman has been a member of the Reformed Church.

Contributed by Mr. Kim Butler Histed
Crestline, Ohio 44827


at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Light about two
miles south of Ganges. Mrs. Hines was 83 years old and was born in Perry county, Pa.
She was the widow of Jacob Hines.

Surviving are one son Elmer and two daughters, Mrs. Light at whose home
she died and Mrs. William Reynolds all of near Ganges.

Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 o'clock at the
Ganges Reformed church. Rev. Frank Zartman officiated.

Burial was made in the Ganges cemetery with the McQuate
funeral directors in charge."
OBITUARY OF ELVINA , 6 January 1938, Unknown newspaper.
Obit. courtesy of Terry Wilson

Isaac Hollenbaugh
Died this morning at home of son, Bert Hollenbaugh, Northwest of Shelby.
Issac Hollenbaugh, a pioneer resident of this community, died this morning at
8:15 o’clock at the home of his son Bert Hollenbaugh two and a quarter miles northwest
of Shelby. Mr. Hollenbaugh had been ill since February and a part of the time confined
to his bed. He was well and favorably known through this community having resided
here all his life.
The funeral service will be held Monday, meet at the home at 1:30 o’clock and
following this at the United Brethren church where the service will be conducted by
Rev. J.H. Arnold, pastor of the church. The body will be laid to rest in the Oakland Cemetery.
Isaac Hollenbaugh was born on the Jacob Briner farm Nov. 6, 1840. His father,
Benjamin and his mother Mary were the parents of 11 children. Mr. Hollenbaugh was
reared on the farm, attended district schools and his life was devoted to agricultural pursuits.
He was married Jan. 4, 1866 to Miss Emily Roush, who was also born in Richland County.
To this union there were two children, one son Bert Hollenbaugh and one daughter Cora,
who is the wife of George Sheely. He was preceded in death by his wife several years
ago and survived by a son and daughter.
At the outbreak of the Civil war six of his brothers enlisted in various regiments and
during the closing days of this memorable struggle Mr. Hollenbaugh enlisted, serving
190 days in the 165 O.V.I Mr. Hollenbaugh was a member of the United Brethren church
and for many years was a member of the board of directors of the Citizens Bank of Shelby,
with which directorate at the time of his death.
From the Saturday June 25, 1921 Shelby Daily Globe.
*note: A picture accompanies this article in the Shelby Daily Globe.
Obit. courtesy of Kim Butler Histed

"FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP RESIDENT SUCCUMBS - After an illness of only one week
Mrs. Tobias Reynolds, aged nearly 59 years died Sunday morning at the family home
in the village of Shenandoah.

She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Simon Holtz, born near Ganges Oct. 29 1866,
and spent her entire life in the community. She is the first of seven brothers and
sisters of the Holtz family to pass away.

In her early life she became a member of the Rome Methodist church and was a
faithful worker during her lifetime, being connected with the Missionary society since
its organization. Besides her husband she is survived by one son, Cloyd Reynolds
and two grandsons in Shiloh, four brothers, Barney, Wesley, Bert and Sylvester Holtz,
and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Zellers and Mrs. Eliza Clark, all of Ganges.

Funeral services will be held at the family home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock
with Rev. J. S. Stewart in charge. Burial will be made in the Shenandoah cemetery.
Unknown newspaper.
Obit. courtesy of Terry Wilson

Holtz - Reynolds
"DEATH - Mrs. Clara Holtz Reynolds passed away Saturday night at 12 o'clock
at her home in Shenandoah, aged 58 years. She was born near Ganges and lived there
nearly all her life. She is survived by one son, Cloyd, and two grandsons, Dale and
John Reynolds, and four brothers and two sisters, Barney Holtz, W. V. Holtz, Albert Holtz
and Sylvester Holtz, and Mrs. William Clark and Mrs. Jacob Zellers.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home in
Shenandoah and the body will be laid to rest in the cemetery at Ganges.

Mr. and Mrs. Simon Artz, Cloyd Roush, George Holtz, and others from Shelby
will attend the funeral."
OBITUARY OF CLARA HOLTZ REYNOLDS, 19 October 1925, Unknown newspaper.
Obit. courtesy of Terry Wilson

FROM: The Crestline Advocate May 5, 1892

Death of Mrs
Frank Horning

It is with deep regret that we chronicle the death of Mrs. Frank Horning, which
occured Tuesday night at her residence on the county line road, from consumption
of the throat. She was in the 26th year of her age. Mrs Horning was a daughter
of Mr. Bucholtz of the German Settlement. She was married to Frank Horning
about four years ago, since which time they have resided here. They have
one child, now about seven months old. Mrs. Horning has long been in
poor health, and has been seriously ill since last December. Medical skill was
exhausted on her behalf, but to no avail, She was a woman of refinement and
high character and was greatly esteemed. Her death is another terrible
blow to an afflicted family. The funeral will be held tomorow from
St. Joseph's Church, services will be conducted by Rev. C. Treiber.
We extend sincerest sympathy to the husband and family.


Editor Advocate: I desire to return thanks to those whose kindness and
sympathy have been extended during my wife's illness and death. Frank Horning


Capt. Daniel Howe
Ex-Mayor of Shelby died this morning at 6 o’clock at the family home on Raymond Avenue.
Captain Daniel Howe, ex-mayor of Shelby and a resident of this city for more than a
quarter of a century passed away at the family home 54 Raymond avenue this
morning at 6 o’clock. Mr. Howe was 80 years of age and was one of the best
known men of this community. For the past year or two much of the time in the past
six months he was confined to his home. Death was due to heart trouble and dropsy
from which there was no relief and he answered the supreme summons this morning.
Mr. Howe was a member of the G.A.R. and had a splendid war record as follows:
Enlisted at Shelby, Oct. 22, 1861. Company H. Regt. 64, O.V.I. Sherman Brigade,
Capt. C.R. Lord.
Appointed Sergeant while in Camp Buckingham, Mansfield.
Appointed Orderly Sergeant of the company on the battlefield of Shiloh, April 1862.
Appointed Second Lieut. April 1863.
Appointed First Lieut. July 1864.
Appointed Captain on the battlefield of Nashville, December 1864.
Commanded two companies, "I" and "D" during the campaign of 1864.
Took part in all the battles in which the regiment was engaged.
Resigned in Huntsville, Ala., Feb. 22, 1865.
Participated in twenty-six decisive battles, including, Shiloh, Murfreesborough,
Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Kenesaw Mountain, Charleston, Chattanooga,
Atlanta and Nashville, in addition to hundreds of smaller skirmishes.
He is survived by his wife, Two daughters, Mrs. A.C.Morse, Mrs. Grace Lysinger,
and three sons, L.A. Howe, of Willard, Ohio; F.L. Howe of New Castle, Pa., and
E.E. Howe, of Bowling Green, Ohio.
The body will lie in state at the home of his daughter Mrs. A.C. Morse
on West Main Street, Friday afternoon and evening. The funeral will be
held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Morse home and the body
will be laid to rest in the Greenlawn cemetery at Plymouth.
From the January 16, 1919 Shelby Daily Globe.
Obit. courtesy of Kim Butler Histed

From: The Crestline Advocate: Thursday December 2, 1920


Peter Huber was stricken with apoplexy about 1:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon
at his home on Wiley street, death resulting almost at once. Six Months ago he
suffered a stroke but had apparently recovered from it and was about the house
as usual on Wednesday morning.

Funeral arrangements had not been completed at the time of going to press.
Peter Huber was born in Crawford County on a farm 1 1/2 miles north west
of Crestline, attaining the age of 75 years in June. He lived on the home farm
until his marriage 47 years ago to Miss Charlotte Bush of Henry County, when
they went to housekeeping on the farm adjoining on the West. About nineteen
years ago they moved to a farm 1 1/2 miles west of Leesville where they resided
until about five years ago, when they came to Crestline. About a year later
Mrs. Huber died.

Two years ago Mr. Huber remarried, the present Mrs. Huber being formerly
Mrs. Keil, who survives him. He also leave eight children: Mrs. Frank Freese,
of Tiro, Chas. Huber of West of Leeseville, Albert Huber of North of Leesville,
Miss Irene Huber of Galion, W.H. Huber of South Charleston, Ohio, Mrs. Clarence
Holtshouse of West of Crestline, Miss Alta Huber, of Canton, Miss Victoria
Huber of Cleveland; two brothers, Jacob Huber of West of Crestline, and
J.G. Huber, of Dayton and one sister, Mrs. Kate Eckstein of Cresline.

The deceased has been a memeber and consistent attendant of the
Reformed church nearly all of his life. He united with the Settlement church
Northwest of town when a young man and transferred to the local church
since his residence here.

Contributed by Mr. Kim Butler Histed
Crestline, Ohio 44827
Mary Jane JAMISON was born in Westmoreland county, Pa., Aug. 28, 1824. When
eight years of age she moved to this state with her parents, and settled on a farm near Tiro.
At 28 years of age she was married to Rufus PAGE, after whose death she moved to
Nebraska, and was there married to Joel T. Smith. In 1883 she moved back to southern
Michigan, where she buried her husband, after which she returned to Ohio, where she
spent the remaining years of her life. She was the mother of five children, one girl who
died when small, and four boys, all of whom survive her, Samuel PAGE, at Castalia,
March 16, being 71 years of age.
Funeral services at Good Will church, conducted by Elder S. KLINE on March 18th, 1896.
Obit. courtesy of Phyllis Frazee

Former Tiro Resident, Dies at Toledo Sunday.
George M. JEFFREY, a well known resident of Toledo, died at his home 1605 Hicks
Street, Sunday after an illness of more than a year. He was fifty-seven years of
age and leaves a widow, a son living in Chicago, two daughters and two brothers.
Deceased was one of the early residents of Tiro in Crawford county and is well and
favorably known in that village and vicinity. He was a Civil war veteran and was a
member of Trago Post G. A. R. of Tiro and also a member of Lucas Lodge No. 876
I.O.O.F. of Toledo.
The funeral was held from his home yesterday afternoon with burial at Toledo.
Unknown newspaper clipping. Found in scrapbook.
Obit. courtesy of Phyllis Frazee
Nancy KELLY was born near Shelby, O., June 6, 1829. And married to Levy Griffith
near Bucyrus, O., October 24, 1849. Died July 7th, 1896, in the sixty-eighth year of her age.
She was very hospitable to friends and neighbors, a dutiful and loving wife, a mother whose
watchful care and self-sacrifice will linger ever in the memory of the husband and children who survive
her. She experienced a Savior'r love and united with the Auburn Baptist church on April 16, 1843.
Funeral services were conducted at the homestead on Thursday, July 9, by Rev. F. Hodder,
pastor of the Auburn Baptist Church.
Obit. courtesy of Phyllis Frazee

Mrs Gertrude M. Kerr
Resident of Shelby practically all her life - died at Akron last night.
The many Shelby friends of Mrs. Gertrude M. Kerr will be pained to hear that she died last
night at 7:45 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Stella B. Smith at Akron, Ohio.
She arose yesterday morning feeling as well as usual but at 8:30 a.m. had a slight stroke
of paralysis and became worse until evening when she died.
Mrs. Kerr had a stroke about one year ago but had fully recovered from that and was in
her usual good health. She was a resident of Shelby until about one year ago when she
removed to Akron to make her home with her daughter. During her residence here she
lived on North Gamble street and later at 76 North Broadway.
Gertrude Wilson was the daughter of Elizabeth and William Wilson and was born in
Mansfield, Ohio November 9, 1848, and was aged 74 years at the time of her death.
She was united in marriage to Charles L. Kerr in the Methodist church in Shelby,
July 2, 1868.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Berg of Los Angeles, California,
Mrs Stella Smith of Akron, Ohio, six grandchildren, J.R. Brown of Pittsburgh, Pa.
S.K. Brown, C.H. Brown, Mrs. L.A. Wolfe of Akron, Miss Thelma Berg of Cleveland,
and Miss Mildred Smith of Akron. She is also survived by
two great-grandchildren Mary Frances Wolfe of Akron, and Loretta
Frances Brown of Pittsburgh.
She is a member of the Church of Christ and the funeral will be held from the Shelby
Church of Christ Saturday morning at 10 o’clock and will be conducted by the pastor
Rev. H.H. Tilock. The body will arrive in Shelby Friday afternoon from Akron and will be
taken to the Sutter chapel until its removal to the church. The burial will take place
in Oakland Cemetery.
From: Shelby Daily Globe Thursday March 30, 1922
Obit. courtesy of Kim Butler Histed

KERR - Near Shelby, Ohio, July 4th, 1882, Robert Kerr, aged 82 years,
8 months, and 8 days.
He was born near Hookstown, Bever County, Pa., November 26th, 1799. He
came to Ohio in the 1825 Was married to Miss Abigail King in 1832. He united
with the Presbyterian church in 1835, but subsequently transfered his
membership to the Reform church of Shelby, Ohio, of which he was an earnest
and active member, and at the time of his death, was a ruling Elder, which
postion he had filled long and faithfully. He was a man of more than ordinary
ability, and delighted to exert his influence for good. Thus the church has lost
an earnest and faithful member, the family an affectionate husband and a kind
father, and the community a valuable and respected citizen. But our loss is
his eternal gain.
His funeral was largely attended from the residance, and his remains intered in
the Oakland Cemetery. The services were conducted by O. E. Lake.
The Shelby News - - - July 15, 1882

From: The Crestline Advocate - January 17, 1874


William Kerr, the subject of this sketch. was born July 21st. 1796 in Beaver
County Pa, . He was married to Elizabeth Mercer of the same place, January A.D. 1819.
In the spring of 1822 they moved to Mansfield, and in the following spring to
Belmont, O., when they resided until the year 1831, when they removed to Richland
County, and resided one year near Millsborough. In the year of 1832 he removed
to the present farm, upon which he resided until his death. They had 11
children, 9 sons and 2 daughters. Nine of the children grew to maturity,
six of whom are still living.

About the year 1819 he united with the Presbyterian church, under the
minstration of Rev. Geo. Scott at Mill Creek in Beaver County Pa.
and remained a consistent member of the Presbyterian church until his decease.
He was a ruling Elder in he church in Ontario for many year.

His confidence in God was unwavering and afforded him great consolation,
especially in his last illness. His disease was one of long standing and
caused him a great deal of suffering, but he bore all with christian resignation.
He departed this world with full hope of a glorious immortality.



Mrs. Alma King--nee Ball--was born in New York state Apr. 30, 1832 and died in Shelby, O.,
Jan . 13, 1912 aged 79 yrs. 8 mo. and 14 days.
She was married to Wm. king about 1857. To them was born one child, Mary Alma Keiser.
Wm. King departed this life July 14, 1905.
She was converted and joined the U.B. church in Feb. 1879 under the pastorate
of Rev. Brake. Since that time she has lived an earnest and consistent Christian.
She was loyal to Christ and her church and loved to attend its services and support its
interests as long as she was able.
The last few years she had been in feeble health and prevented from attending the services.
She was always glad to have her pastor and wife visit her and also the members of
the church who could tell her of the work that was going on in the Kingdom of God.
She read her Bible much. She was of a very sunny and cheerful disposition and one
always came away from a visit with her, with some bit of hope and kindliness in
his heart. She rose above the infirmities of increasing age with a courage and faith
that would put many young people to shame. Her life was a constant blessing to
all who came in touch with her kindly disposition. On Sunday Dec. 10, she partook
of the Holy Communion for the last time. She was very ill for a week or more and
passed peacefully to rest on Sat. Jan. 13th at 1 p.m.
The funeral was held from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. W.H. Keister,
Monday Jau. 15 at 2 p.m. conducted by Rev. A. E. Davis.

From the January 16, 1912 Shelby Daily Globe.
Obit. courtesy of Kim Butler Histed

Daniel Kirkpatrick
Pioneer of Richland County died at home, son of, John B. Kirkpatrick.
The death of Daniel Kirkpatrick one of the pioneers of Richland county,
occurred last night at the home of his son John B, Kirkpatrick of South
Gamble Street. Mr. Kirkpatrick died sometime during the night of heart trouble.
He had not been ill and upon retiring last night was feeling as well as usual.
He had made plans yesterday to accompany his son to Mansfield today to pay
his taxes. He had been out and around every day and remarked that he had
never felt better than he had for the past few weeks.
Daniel Kirkpatrick was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Kirkpatrick and was born in
Plymouth township. Had he lived until March he would have been 83 years of age.
Practically all his life was spent in Plymouth and engaged in agriculture, and
buying and selling stock and machinery. He was a prominent citizen of his
community and upon leaving the farm and locating in Plymouth he served
as postmaster of Plymouth under the Cleveland administration.
Mr. and Mrs. Kirkpatrick came to Shelby to make their home eleven years ago
and Mrs. Kirkpatrick preceded her husband in death six years ago. He was also
preceded in death by one son. He is survived by three sons, John B. Kirkpatrick,
of Shelby, Clarence J. Kirkpatrick of Los Angeles, Cal., and Norris Kirkpatrick of
Fraternally he was a member of the Knights of Pythias and was always
interested in the better things in the community. He was widely known all over
Richland county and respected by all who knew him.
The funeral arrangements will be announced after the arrival of one of the
sons Norris of Cleveland who was expected to be here this afternoon. The body
will be laid to rest in the Greenlawn cemetery at Plymouth in the family lot.
LATER----The funeral will be held Friday. At 2 o’clock there will be a brief service at
the home of J.B. Kirkpatrick and the body will then be taken to Plymouth
where the funeral service will be held in he chapel in the Greenlawn Cemetery.
Rev. J. F. Cowling will officiate at the service.
From the Thursday January 19, 1922 Shelby Daily Globe
Obit. courtesy of Kim Butler Histed


William Kirkpatrick
Died at Memorial Hospital today at 12:40, after brief Illness.
The death of William M. Kirkpatrick, one of the pioneers of this part of
Richland County occurred today at 12:40 o’clock at the Shelby Memorial hospital
where he was taken yesterday for treatment. Mr. Kirkpatrick had a stroke Thursday
and Friday was taken to the hospital where he suffered great pain until today when he
died shortly after dinner. He was unconscious for sometime previous to his death.
William Kirkpatrick was aged 66 years and was born near Spring Mills south of Shelby.
He came to Shelby in 1876 and had been a resident for the past 46 years during which
time he was engaged in the blacksmith business. He learned the trade with George Owens
who occupied the Harrison Mickey blacksmith shop and later he bought Mr. Owens
property and went into business for himself. He conducted a shop on Water street for
many years and retired several years ago. He was well and favorably known all over the
community and surrounding country. He was a member of the Maccabees and Modern
Woodmen and was affiliated with the United Brethren Church.
He is survived by two daughters, Miss Jennie Kirkpatrick at home, Mrs. Eneil
Doudna of Zanesville, and six brothers and sisters as follows: Amos Kirkpatrick of
Shelby, Richard Kirkpatrick or Wellington, S.J. Kirkpatrick of Spring Mills,
Mrs. Jacob Sheely of Willard, Mrs. Solomon McKinney of south of Shelby and
Mrs. William Hartman of Walnut Street.
The funeral service will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock form the
United Brethren church and will be conducted by the pastor Rev. J. H. Arnold.
From: The Saturday March 18, 1922, Shelby Daily Globe
Obit. courtesy of Kim Butler Histed

Second Obit of William Kirkpatrick appearing in March 23, 1922 Shelby Daily Globe.
To the many friends of William Kirkpatrick came the sad, and somewhat unexpected,
news on Saturday last, March 18th, that he had fallen in life’s battle after a brief
period of mortal combat, having been smitten with hemorrhage of the brain on
Thursday last. Fallen but not defeated for what we call death is only transition from
labor to reward.
William Kirkpatrick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jermiah Kirkpatrick was born near
Spring Mills, Richland County, February the 28th, 1856, and at the age of 66 years
and 18 days his spirit passed into the great beyond. He was reared on a farm,
but at the age of twenty he chose the vocation of mechanic, and until a few years ago,
he was engaged in blacksmithing and carriage building, in which business he achieved
great efficiency.
April the 20, 1878, he was united in marriage with the Sarah C. Myers, to whom were
born 2 daughters. December 5th, 1902 this wife and mother went to her crowning.
April the 14, 1904, he married Emma Foglesoner, she too preceded him in
death August 18, 1914.
Brother Kirkpatrick took great pride in making a comfortable and commodious
home for his family, and in providing them with all joys and pleasures within his reach.
In 1883, under the pastorate of Rev. Joseph Kirk, he was converted and united with the
United Brethren church of Shelby, of which he has been a loyal member for the
last thirty-nine years, a liberal supporter and active in all of her interests, having held an
official position in the church for many years, up until the time of his death.
In fact, he with his accomplished family, have been a large factor in the making of the local
church, during the past generation. Brother Kirkpatrick was a plain spoken man and frank
in his relations with mankind, whether in business or as a friend or neighbor, but congenial,
sincere and honorable. The public had confidence in him because he was reliable and a
man of integrity.
Of his father’s family, there are three living, Richard Kirkpatrick of Wellington, Ohio;
Amos, of Shelby; Smith J., of near Spring Mills, Richland County; Mrs. J. Sheely of
Willard, Ohio; Mrs. William Hartman, of Shelby and Mrs. Mckinney of south of Shelby.
Of his immediate family there are; Jennie Kirkpatrick, of Shelby and Mrs. Pearl
Doudna of Zanesville, O., and one granddaughter Kathryn Doudna, and many more
distant relatives and friends to cherish the memory of the departed, until another
day for, .............Believing in he midst of our Afflictions,........................................
......................That death is a beginning and not an end.....................................
Obit. courtesy of Kim Butler Histed


KIRTLAND-at his home in Olena, Ohio, April 1, 1894, Alexander H. KIRTLAND,
aged 59 years, 10 months and 26 days.
Funeral services were held at his late residence Tuesday morning
April 3rd, and brief services were conducted by Rev. Mr. WILSON at the
residence of F. W. KIRTLAND Tuesday afternoon, after which his remains
were buried with the honors of war, in the old cemetery.
Unknown newspaper clipping. Found in scrapbook.
Obit. courtesy of Phyllis Frazee


George Koch Sr.
Died This Morning Between 12 & 1 O'clock at the Family Home on West Main St.
George Koch Sr. one of the best known citizens in Shelby and Sharon township passed
away at the family home on West Main street this morning shortly after 12 o'clock. He
has been sick for some weeks with inflamation of the bowels and has been under constant
care of the physician. Shortly after 12 o'clock this morning Newell Price gave him some
medicine and in a few minutes he was dead. He suffered a great deal before death relieved
him. Had he lived until December 26th he would have been 65 years of age. He was born
in Sharon township which at the time of his birth was part of Crawford County. His entire
life has been passed in Shelby and there was not a man, woman, or child who did not
know the deceased. For thirty years he has lived in this city.
The funeral will be held Thursday at 1:30 o'clockfrom the family home the Rev.
A. B. Shrader, pastor of the Lutheran Church officiating and the interment will
occur at Oakland Cemetery.
The Daily Globe - - - December 22, 1903


William Lauby
Shelby Settlement Pioneer Passes Away at Age of 75 Years.
William Lauby, one of the pioneer residents of Shelby Settlement, died Wednesday night
at 8:45 o’clock at the family home after being confined to his bed since last Sunday.
However he has been in failing health for several years. Mr. Lauby was born in
Switzerland, July 6th, 1847, and was aged 75 years. He emigrated to this country
when a young man and took up his trade at a blacksmith at Liberty. He was united
in marriage to Miss Philomene Fisher, April 29th, 1875, and to this union four children
were born. Mrs. Lauby preceded him in death in 1885.
In 1887 he removed to Shelby Settlement where he continued to reside until the
time of his death. He was married to Miss Mary Fisher in 1887 to which union
three children were born. Besides his wife, Mr. Lauby is survived by seven children;
Edward, John and Mrs. P.R. Brenhan of Garrett, Ind., Mrs. C.M. Wucher, of Columbus,
Mrs. Henrieeta Hafer and Clarence of Shelby, and August living at home.
The funeral will be held from Sacred Heart Catholic church Saturday morning at 9:30
o’clock and will be conducted by Rev. Father C. J. Fecht.
From the October 26, 1922 Shelby Daily Globe.
Obit. courtesy of Kim Butler Histed


From: Crestline Advocate Thurs. July 19, 1900

Life's Silent Close

Mrs. Sarah M. Lewis (nee Bell) died at the home of friends in this place last
Saturday night at 7 o'clock of tuberculosis after a lingering illness. Funeral
services were held over her remains by Rev. Upp Monday morning, July 16,
1900, after which her body was shipped to Shelby, her former home were
interment took place....

Deceased was born in Huron co., Ohio about 68 years ago. When but a
child of six years with her parents she removed to Shelby where she grew to
womanhood, was married and reared a small family. Her husband died some
years ago. She came here only a few weeks ago. Her dying prayer was, "I want
my children to meet me in Heaven"

Although rich in spirit, possesing that peace which the world can not
give, she was dependent upon the charity of strangers until the end came like
the beautiful sunset in a clear evening's sky.



ELLEN VIOLA LINDSEY, wife of W.S. Lindsey, passed away yesterday afternoon at
1:20 o’clock at the family residence of the Dick farm, south of the Tube Works, in
Sharon township. The cause of her death was pneumonia. She contracted the disease
two weeks ago and it was the direct cause of her death. The funeral will be held tomorrow
afternoon at 2 o’clock, from the home, south of this city, and will be conducted by
Rev. W.H. Eglin, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church of this city.
Interment will be made in Oakland Cemetery. Ellen Viola Lindsey (nee) Perkins,
was a daughter of Elijah and Anna Reding Perkins. She was born in Williams county, O.,
October 10, 1856 and was aged 58 years 9 months and 23 days at the time of her death.
After her marriage she came to Richland county and for a number of years the family
resided in the vicinity of Rome. For the past 11 years the Lindsey family have been
residents of Sharon township. Mrs. Lindsey was well known in Shelby and she had a host
of friends who will be grieved to learn of her death.
Thirty eight years ago she was united in marriage to W.S. Lindsey, who survives her.
Besides her husband she is survived by three sons and two daughters. They are Earl
and Carl Lindsey of Sharon township; C.A. Lindsey of Williams county; Mrs. Dora Dick
and Miss Maude Lindsey of Sharon township. She also leaves three sisters and one
brother to mourne her death besides a host of other friends and relatives in this community.
Obit. courtesy of Kim Butler Histed


WILSON L. LINDSEY died at 6:30 this morning at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. Dora Dick, on Smiley avenue. Mr. Lindsey had been confined to his bed the
last three weeks with dropsy. He had been ailing for some months but was only
bedfast the last three weeks. He was born in Columbiana county and was 75 years old.
He had been a resident of Shelby the last seventeen years and had followed the
occupation of a farmer all his life. He was preceded in death by his wife seven years
ago and a son, Boyd, who died nine years ago.
He is survived by the following children Miss Maud Lindsey, Mrs. Dora Dick,
E.P. Lindsey of Jackson township, Carl Lindsey of Shelby and C.A. Lindsey of Bryan.
The funeral will be held Wednesday with burial in Oakland cemetery. The time of the
funeral will be announced tomorrow.
Note: Ellen Viola Lindsey’s obituary –she is the wife of W.S. Lindsey.
Wilson L. Lindsey’s obituary lists same children as is found in Ellen’s obit.
Obituaries from scrapbook in possession of Gert Gutchall.

-info from cemetery book published by this society: LINDSEY, Wilson L.,
75 years old, born 1845, died 24 May 1920 – LINDSEY, Ellen Viola, age 58 years,
born 1856, died 2 August 1914


Rev. N. H. Loose
Answered the call of the winged messenger.
A brief sketch of his life.
After over fifty three years in the discipleship of his Heavenly Father
and a long and useful Christian life, Rev. Nathan H. Loose residing on North
Eighth Street, one of Upper Sandusky’s best known and highly respected citizens,
answered the summons of his well-pleased Maker, Tuesday night at 11:30 o’clock.
Rev. Loose suffered a light paralytic stroke last Friday noon, since which time he
had been growing weaker until his final dissolution. During the time intervening
between the two afflictions he was not confined to his home, being able to attend
the Hobab banquet the night before the last and fatal stroke. After the last stroke
life ebbed fast.
Deceased was the son of Peter and Mary Loose and was born in Perry county,
Pennsylvania, September 4, 1834, being 77 years, 4 months and 12 days of age
at the time of his demise. His parents have long since been deceased.
After securing an education that was afforded by the county schools of his
youthful period, he entered Heidelberg University , from which he graduated in
1857 a minister of the gospel . In the succeeding year on April 29, he was united
in marriage to Miss Alma T. Krob. The union was blessed with 4 children, one of
whom died in infancy. Those who, with the sorrowing wife and mother, survive to
mourn the loss of an ever kind and affectionate husband and father are:
Ursinus K. Loose of Seattle Washington, Alvin B. Loose of Mt. Gilead and
Clarence E. Loose of Columbus.
Rev. Loose was twenty- four years old when he took up his first charge at Sugar Grove,
Fairfield-co August 1, 1858. Since that time he held the pastorate at Shelby fourteen
years, Bellvue ten years, Plymouth Ind. three years; Baltimore, Fairfield-Co
four years, Shelby again, seven years; and Emanuel’s Reformed church southeast
of Upper Sandusky, four and one-half years.
For the past seven years Rev. Loose had lived a retired life in Upper Sandusky,
his declining years demanding this relinquishment.
Rev. Loose is also survived by three brothers, J.L. Loose, of Lindsey; Aaron Loose,
of the state of Delaware, and Moses Loose, of the state of Missouri, and one sister,
Mrs. Martha Kirby, also of the state of Delaware.
Rev. Loose was an attendant at the Trinity Reformed church and a member of the
Hobab class of that denomination. He was also a chaplain in both the local orders of
Odd Fellows and Royal Arcanum. Rev. Loose was also a member of the Wyandot-Co
Board of Charities and of the local Ministerial Association.
Being among the first graduates of Heidelberg University, Rev. Loose was always
regarded with reverence by the faculty of that place of learning, and had conferred
upon him in later years the degree of Master of Arts and Doctor of Divinity. He had
also been president of the Ohio Synod and secretary of the board of regents of the
University. As a minister he was untiring in spreading and expounding the word of God.
As a civilian he was amicable, kind and considerate to all and his death will cause
a pang of regret and sorrow to the many friends he had made in Wyandot county.
Funeral services will occur. Friday afternoon, at 2 o’clock from the M.E. church
conducted by Dr. W. M. Hale of Dayton, assisted by Rev. B. E. Lienkaemper,
Rev. J.W. Holland and other pastors. Interment will be make in Oak Hill Cemetery.

- Upper Sandusky Chief.
This article was typed as it appeared in the Friday January 19, 1912 Globe,
originally appearing in the Upper Sandusky Chief.
Obit. courtesy of Kim Butler Histed


LORIMER - On Thursday, September 18, Mrs. Fannie LORIMER, in the
nineteenth year of her life.
Mrs. LORIMER was the adopted daughter of William and Mariah DIXON.
She was born February 16, 1867, and united with the United Presbyterian
Church of Iberia, Morrow county, at the age of 14 years, under the pastoral care
of Rev. ROBB. Since then in meekness and lowliness of mind she followed the
Savior. Walking in all good conscience before God. She was married to
Dr. Hugh LORIMER, July 4, 1883, and died September 18, 1885.
She was intelligent, warm hearted and friendly; but like a lovely flower
touched by an untimely frost, she drooped and died, leaving behind her a
husband and two daughters, besides many warm friends who mourn her loss.
Unknown newspaper clipping. Found in scrapbook
Obit. courtesy of Phyllis Frazee

Lybarger - Daup

widow of Edward F. Daup, formerly of 45 1/2 Walnut St. died in Crestwood Care
Center early this morning following a three year illness.

She was born in Cass Township October 30, 1889, the daughter of Oliver and
Carie Souder Lybarger. She had lived in the Shelby area all of her life and was a
member of the Trinity United Methodist Church.

Surviving is her son, Leo E. Daup of Shelby; one daughter, Mrs. James (Lucille)
Russell of Shiloh; three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral
services will be conducted at the Dye Home of J. H. Finefrock and Sons Friday
at 2 p.m. with the Rev. James A. Magaw, pastor of Trinity United Methodist
Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Shiloh.

Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m."
Daily Globe, Shelby, Richland County, Ohio.

Obit. courtesy of Terry Wilson


"OBITUARY - Oliver Lybarger was born Jan. 3, 1847 near Ganges, in Cass township,
Richland county, Ohio. Departed this life March 8, 1915, aged 68 years, 2 months,
and 5 days. He was united in marriage to Catharine C. Souder Sept. 15, 1870,
at Shelby, by Rev. Dr. Loose. To this union were born eight children,
five of whom survive. The names of those surviving are Mrs. Wm. Berg,
Mrs. I. S. Miller, Mrs. E. F. Daup, Mrs. L. H. Patterson, and O. D. Lybarger.

On January 29, 1865, after having sustained an approved examination, and made a
credible profession of his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, he was received into the
German Reformed church by his pastor, Rev. Dr. Loose.

He served the church faithfully for more than 50 years, sometimes as a deacon or elder.
He was a kind husband and father, and was held in high esteem by his neighbors.
A useful life has gone out, and we can truthfully say, 'Well done, thou food
and faithful servant.'"
OBITUARY OF OLIVER LYBARGER, March 1915, Unknown newspaper.
Obit. courtesy of Terry Wilson

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