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Neal Lillie died in this place on the 16th of lung fever. Funeral on the 18th at Christian Chapel. New Era 1-23-1873
Neal Thomas was born March 2, 1836 in Mifflin County, Penn., where he resided until 1854. In 1858 he removed to Allen County, Indiana, where he married Isabell Hyatt February 7, 1860. They had 2 children, Lily Diffendarfer and William H. Neal, who with his wife and 4 grandchildren are left to mourn. In 1862 he enlisted in Company E, 88th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry and served until the close of the war, during which time he contracted the disease which caused his death on January 17, 1899, at the age of 62 years, 10 months and 15 days. Funeral was in the Evangelical Lutheran Church Thursday, attended by Worden Post, GAR and Worden Relief Corps. Burial, Albion Cemetery. Albion Democrat 1-26-1899
Needham Dorothy L, 52, wife of Robert Needham and a resident of Rome City until 5 months ago, died today in Sacred Heart Hospital, Garrett. She was born in the Burr Oak community and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary here and Garfield Lodge 203, B of F and E. Surviving are the husband; a son, Jerry, Kendallville; a grandchild; 2 sisters, Mrs. Velma Brumbaugh, Arcola, and Mrs. Stella Hile, Garrett; and 4 brothers, Orville Strouse of Uniondale, Floyd Strouse, Decatur, and Marlo Strouse, Fort Wayne. Services Thursday at A. J. Berhalter Co. Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. 2-26-1957
Neill Joseph F died at his home near Port Mitchell in York Twp on Wednesday from peritonitis, aged 21 years, 11 months and 23 days. He was a son-in-law of Jacob Busz. He is survived by a wife; one child; a mother, Mrs. E. M. Myers; one sister. Obsequies will be in Methodist Episcopal Church Friday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. Democrat 5-27-1909
Nelson - The infant child of J. H. Nelson and wife died Sunday, aged one month. Democrat 1-28-1897
Nelson - Joseph Nelson’ father who lived at Muncie died with the smallpox last Monday. No one was allowed to attend the funeral. Democrat 10-26-1893
Nelson Amos, about 50, Ligonier, died Friday shortly after going to work at the Weir & Cowley lumber yard. Democrat 8-2-1909
Nelson David B met a tragic death by falling between 2 cars at Bronson, Mich. last Thursday. Funeral was at the U. B. Church in Ligonier under the auspices of Excelsior Lodge No. 167, IOOF. The church was too small to hold all those who had come to pay their last tribute. Democrat 11-30-1893
Nelson William, 69, died at his home in this city Sunday. He leaves one daughter and 5 sons. His wife died a few months ago. Democrat 8-5-1909
Nesbit Gertrude, 81, who lived about 5 miles southwest of here, died at the Luckey Hospital in Wolf Lake Monday. Survivors include a daughter, Miss Flossie, at home; 2 sons, Osborn, Columbia City, and Dr. Orville, Albuquerque, N.M.; a grandchild; 2 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Fremony Hershberger, Canton, O. Funeral Thursday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. 5-30-1955
Nestel Oscar Mrs., of Fort Wayne, a former resident of Avilla, died in Wilmington, Ohio, last Saturday. Democrat 6-15-1899
Netz Robert, 28, died of typhoid fever at his home in Toledo, Ohio, December 16, 1899. He was night operator at this station for several years. Four years ago he accepted a position in the freight office of the Pennsylvania Railway and removed to Toledo, Ohio. He married Cora Schwab, daughter of G. Schwab and wife of this city July 5, 1894. They had 2 sons. Funeral was Monday, with interment in Toledo. He leaves a wife, 2 sons, a father and mother, 2 brothers and 4 sisters. He was a member of Albion tent, No. 129, K.O.T.M. in which order he carried $1,000 insurance. Albion Democrat 12-21-1899
Neufer Charles - The remains were brought home from Goshen for burial. Democrat 6-10-1891
Neufer Freddie, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Neufer, aged about 3 months, died in York Twp last Friday. Democrat 8-8-1888
Newcomb Schuyler, about 17, drowned in Bixler Lake while swimming last Sunday. The remains were taken to the home of his uncle, George Febles, one mile south of Kendallville. A short funeral services was held Monday, after which the remains were taken to the former home, Fostoria, Ohio, for burial. He is the last of a family of 5, his father meeting his death about a year ago by being kicked by a horse. Democrat 6-20-1901
Newman Catherine (nee Platt), a former resident of this place, died near Wolcottville Sunday. Her remains were taken to Big Rapids, Mich. for burial. Democrat 2-21-1901
Newman Isaiah Mrs. died at her home in Wolcottville on Tuesday of last week. Democrat 9-27-1900
Newman Millie, 82, died yesterday at the home of a son, Ellsworth, southwest of here. Also surviving are 4 other sons, Glen of Sturgis, Mich., Everest of Central Lake, Mich., Elmer, this city, and Guy, Vallejo, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Fred E. Whitford, this city; 31 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Charles Smith, Wolcottville. Services Saturday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. 10-13-1950
Nichols Charles F, 61, retired banker of Howe and former resident of Albion, died at his home in Howe last Monday. He at one time represented Noble County in the Indiana State Senate. Democrat 6-17-1926
Nichols Drusus B, about 30, former head of the dry goods establishment of Nichols & Co. of Albion, died from typhoid fever last Wednesday. Funeral and interment took place at Lima, LaGrange County, the home of his family, on May 7, 1891. He leaves a widow and 3 young children and several brothers. Democrat 5-13-1891
Nichols Ella B, 63, died at her home in Lima, Ind., January 17, 1903. She was the wife of Charles G. Nichols, who died in 1890, and the mother of D. B., Charles S. and Samuel B. Nichols, former merchants of this city. She was a sister of Mrs. C. F. Gunther of Chicago. She had suffered from asthma for years. Democrat 1-22-1903
Nickerson Benjamin, Brimfield resident, died suddenly from dropsy and heart trouble while sitting in his chair Friday. He was born in Ohio November 7, 1830, and at the time of death was aged 72 years, 10 months and 25 days. He was a member of Company I, 11th Regiment of Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He leaves a wife. Funeral was in the Methodist Episcopal Church in Brimfield. Burial, Osborne Cemetery. The following children were present at the funeral: James and William Nickerson, VanBuren, Ind., Charles Nickerson, Auburn, Mrs. Sadie Garver, Lyons, Ill., Mrs. Emma Karg, Lafayette, and Miss Tessie Nickerson, Fort Wayne. Democrat 9-10-1903
Nicodemus - Grandma, of Wolf Lake, died last Sunday. Burial, Sanford Cemetery. Democrat 10-7-1897
Nicodemus Arby William, son of Joseph and Mary Nicodemus, was born in Noble County, December 27, 1873; died August 30, 1924, aged 50 years, 87 months and 3 days. He married Rose L. Dolan April 22, 1906. Death occurred while he was at work as a boiler maker at the Wabash shops in Fort Wayne, without a moment’s warning. Heart trouble was the cause of death. He was a blacksmith by trade. He leaves a wife; one stepdaughter, Opal McMeans; 3 sisters, Alta Rogers, Mrs. V. E. Ray and Mrs. Perry Coe; a brother Ed, all of Albion. Democrat 9-11-1924
Nicodemus Mary J (Kepford) was born in Sandusky County, Ohio, May 30, 1842 and died in Albion August 19, 1909, at the age of 67 years, 2 months and 19 days. When 4 years of age she came to Noble County with her parents. She married Frederick Nicodemus at the age of 21 and lived with him 6 years when he suffered death by an accident, being thrown from a horse. She married his brother, Joseph H., on June 23, 1870. He died in Jun 1896. A single child blessed the first union, a daughter, who died at the age of 23. To the second union there were 4 daughters and 2 sons: William of Albion, Edward of Avilla, Mrs. Alta Rogers, Mrs. Lizzie Ray, Mrs. Orilla Coe, and Mrs. Ida McPheters, all of Albion. She is also survived by 4 brothers, one sister and one half-sister: Frederick Kepford of Columbia City, David of Illinois, Charles of Kansas, Ira of California, Mrs. Catherine Ingraham of Kansas and Mrs. Eva Addis of Merriam. Obsequies were at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Perry Coe, Saturday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. Democrat 8-23-1909
Niles Jacob was born in Bath, N.Y., October 12, 1830, and died in Albion, September 6, 1897, aged 66 years, 10 months and 24 days. He removed to Albion in 1849. He married Sarah Hubbard in 1854. They had 8 children, 3 of whom died in infancy. The wife died in 1890. In April 1896 he married Mary Huff, who with the following children survive: Peter of Coffeyville, Kans., Roy of Fredericktown, Mo., Clint of San Antonio, Tex., Mrs. C. H. Riley of Preston, Iowa, and Mrs. C. W. McMahan of Anamosa, Iowa. There are 5 grandchildren. On Feb. 17, 1865 he enlisted in Co. B. 162nd Regiment Indiana Volunteers. He was a member of Worden Post, G.A.R., who had charge of the obsequies. He was afflicted with cancer in his left eye but consumption was the cause of death. Funeral was yesterday at the residence. Burial, Albion Cemetery. 9-6-1897
Niles Janette (Hubbard) was born in Ashtabula County, Ohio, November 11, 1833; died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. O. H. Reynolds in York Twp, April 15, 1906, aged 72 years, 5 months and 4 days. In 1855 she came to Noble County. She married Nathan Niles November 10, 1856. They had 4 children, 2 having died in Albion, February 14, 1891. There are left to mourn 2 children, Bert Niles of Syracuse and Mrs. O. H. Reynolds of York Twp; 8 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral was at Pleasant Hill Church Tuesday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. New Era 4-25-1906
Niles Sarah (Hubbard) - Funeral was at the residence - interment in Albion cemetery May 18, 1891. Her children, Clinton of Texas and Mrs. McMahan and Mrs. Riley of Iowa, came to the funeral. Two sons, Peter and Leroy, reside here. Democrat 5-13-1891
Niswander A C Mrs., 63, died at her home in Kendallville Sunday. She is survived by 3 daughters, Carrie, Henrietta, and Mrs. F. H. Reynolds; 2 sons, Clyde R. of Goshen, Perry L. of Kendallville; 2 sisters, Mrs. E. E. Huston of York Twp, Miss Lisbeth Franks of near Brimfield; 2 brothers, Willis P. of near Brimfield, Allen of Wichita, Kansas. She resided in Brimfield before moving to Kendallville. Her husband died one year ago. Democrat 12-27-1909
Niswander A J, 77, an old citizen of Brimfield, died October 15. He was one of the early settlers of Orange Twp, coming from Columbiana County, Ohio, in 1849. Democrat 10-21-1891
Niswander Aaron J, son of Isaac and Eve (Mount) Engle Niswander, was born in Columbiana County, Ohio, in October 1830. He came with his parents to Noble County in 1849. On March 26, 1865 he married Mary McEwen, daughter of William and Hannah (Dickson) McEwen. They had 2 sons, Frank J. and James E., both in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Until 1874 he followed the avocation of farming, when he associated himself with Dr. Endley of Brimfield in the drug business in that village, subsequently moving to Walkerton, where they continued in the same business for a few years. He then returned to Brimfield where he continued in the drug business until about 15 years ago when he moved the farm where he died. In Brimfield he served as postmaster under President Cleveland. He was charter member of Brimfield Lodge IOOF. He leaves a widow; 2 sons, 2 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. Sarah Waldron and Mrs. John Huff of Brimfield. Obsequies were at the U. B. Church in Brimfield Monday. Burial, Osborn Cemetery. Democrat 3-13-1911
Nixon Deliah, 82, a resident of LaOtto until 4 years ago, died at the home of a foster daughter, Mrs. George Hollopeter, near Harlan on March 5. Funeral at Huntertown Methodist Church Saturday. Burial, Fairview Cemetery. Survivors include the husband and 3 foster children. American 3-13-1941
Nobles Caroline (Winegardner) was born in Randolph County, Indiana, January 14, 1845 and died in Noble County November 4, 1908, 60 years, 9 months and 20 days. She came to Noble County in 1860. Democrat 8-9-1909
Nobles Cynthia, 74, widow of Charles Nobles, died at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Fort Wayne one week ago last Sunday. The husband died 2 years ago. For many years she lived in Noble County, residing in Fort Wayne for the past 20 years. She is survived by one son, 2 daughters, 2 sisters, 2 brothers, 8 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Democrat 2-19-1917
Nobles Elnora, 34, wife of Perry Nobles of Fort Wayne, died in the Lutheran Hospital last Friday night. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Zumbrun of Noble Twp and is survived by a husband, 3 children, father, mother, 4 brothers, Noah, Charles, Jeremiah and Omar Zumbrun; and 4 sisters, Mrs. H. Harter, Mrs. D. Frick, Mrs. W. W. Norris and Mrs. W. Gaerte. Obsequies were at the Church of the Brethren 2 miles south of Merriam Monday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. 3-25-1915
Noe Jefferson, York Twp, died of consumption has his home near Kimmell July 4, 1899, aged 62 years, 5 months and 29 days. He came with his parents to Noble County in 1837. Funeral at Sparta Church this afternoon and interment in the cemetery nearby. He was the father of W. H. and J. E. Noe. Albion Democrat 7-6-1899
Noel David J, 64, died at the home of his son, Anson, in LaGrange on Sunday. He was a native of Noble County and had lived in LaGrange for 20 years. He is survived by a wife, 5 sons and 2 daughters. Funeral Tuesday. Democrat 5-27-1920
Noels - Mrs., aged over 70, died during the winter at the asylum. She had been there about a year. New Era 2-19-1880
Norman Julia A, 31, sister of station agent, John Fitzpatrick, died at her home in Eldorado, Toronto, Canada, August 19, 1900. Funeral was at Cromwell August 22. Burial, Ligonier cemetery. Democrat 9-6-1900
Norris - A Mr. Ditmar accompanied the remains of the infant son of S. S. Norris and wife of Auburn to this city last Thursday. The child was dead at birth and the remains were interred in Albion cemetery. Democrat 3-21-1901
Norris - The funeral of Samuel Norris’ child was at Pleasant Hill Church last Monday. Albion Democrat 4-13-1899
Norris - The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Will Norris died of membraneous croup last Monday. New Era 1-3-1906
Norris Ethan - Mrs. John Fitzpatrick returned from Milford Sunday where she was called by the death of her little nephew, Dewey, the infant son of Ethan Norris and wife of near Milford. Its little twin sister, Manila, died several weeks ago. Noble Democrat 11-24-1898
Norris Eliza Elanor, third child of William and Malinda Hursey, was born in Delaware County, Ohio, January 28, 1847 and died in York Twp February 26, 1904, aged 57 years and 28 days. At the age of 5 she moved to Sparta Twp where she lived until age 22, when she was married to George Archer. They had 3 daughters and one son. They lived on a Noble County farm until he died. On July 3, 1887 she married Joseph Norris. They had one daughter, Vera J. He died March 30, 1900. She was a member of Sparta Christian Church. She is survived by 5 children, Mrs. Avinna Saltsgaber, Mrs. Gertrude Wood, William and Hattie Archer, and Vera J. Norris; 4 grandchildren, a mother, 3 brothers and one sister. Burial, Sparta Cemetery Monday. New Era 2-24-1904
Norris Harrison died at the county infirmary Saturday. Short services at Bonham undertaking parlors. Burial, Wright Cemetery. New Era 12-26-1917
Norris Harrison Mrs., about 41, Elkhart Twp, died recently. An old settler of the junior class, dating from 1855. Democrat 6-13-1895
Norris Joseph, York Twp, died at his home last Friday from apoplexy, aged 61 years and one month. Funeral was at Pleasant Hill Church Sunday. Burial, Wright Cemetery. Democrat 4-5-1900
Noris Manilla May, 4-month old daughter of Ethan Norris and wife of York Twp, died Monday. Funeral was at Sparta Church Wednesday. The child was one of their twin children and was a niece of Mesdames A. M. Frazure and John Fitzpatrick of this city. Noble Democrat 9-15-1898
Norris Margaret died in Los Angeles, Cal., October 10, 1908. She was for many years a resident of York Twp. Democrat 8-9-1909
Norris Mary, daughter of Joel and Emeline Vanderford and wife of Daniel Norris, died of consumption at her home in York Twp November 12, 1891, aged 46 years and 5 days. During the same night her mother died. Funeral for both was last Sunday at Sparta Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. Democrat 11-18-1891
Northam - Rev. of Walkerton, died Sunday. He was the father of George Northam, the miller of Albion. Democrat 10-12-1893
Notestine Gilbert Mrs., formerly of Ligonier, died at the home of her daughter at Green’s Chapel. New Era 6-8-1910
Nott Nancy, 78, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Daniel Burwell, in Kendallville last Wednesday of a complication of diseases. She is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Burwell and Mrs. Frank Moon of Kendallville, and Mrs. Nettie Leisey of Prospect, Pa. Obsequies were held at the residence Thursday. Burial, Blue River Cemetery near Churubusco. Democrat 3-29-1915
Nott BF, 78, a Noble County pioneer, died at his home in Kendallville last Tuesday, July 13, 1909. He was a veteran of the Civil War, a member of Company D, 129th Indiana Infantry. New Era 7-21-1909
Nowel Jerry died of heart disease at his home 3 miles west of town August 24, it being his 64th birthday. His wife died several years ago and he had been living with his sons on the farm. Burial, Green’s Chapel. Democrat 9-1-1898
Nowels Carl D, 89, died Thursday in a nursing home at Wolf Lake. One daughter, one son, 4 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and one brother survive. Services Saturday at Ulrey Funeral Home. 9-17-1969
Nowels J W, 60, died at his home in Rome City Tuesday. Democrat 3-7-1901
Nowels Roy - funeral Sunday. Burial, Orange Cemetery. He was born February 7, 1885 and died at his home in Rome City February 18, aged 19 years and 12 days. Democrat 2-25-1904
Nulf Leftrege Mrs. died at her home in Sparta Twp May 1, 1895, aged 45 years, 4 months, 14 days. Democrat 5-15-1895
Nulf Ruth Marie, 67, of R. 7, Columbia City, died Monday at her home near Churubusco. Surviving are the husband, Avery; a daughter, Mrs. Jane Payne, Crawfordsville; a son, Nary, Kokomo; 5 grandchildren and 2 brothers, Leo T. Wingard, Syracuse, N.Y., and Keith Wingard, South Bend. She was a member of Sparta Christian Church at Kimmell where services will be on Wednesday. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. 5-11-1959
Ober - The 2-month old son of Burt Ober and wife of Goshen died one week ago Sunday. Mrs. Ober was Miss Nellie Ramsby. Democrat 6-21-1900
Ochs Regina, 84, for a number of years a resident of Ligonier, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Adolph Kann of Manistee, Mich., 2 weeks ago Tuesday. She was the relict of Simon Ochs, who died in Ligonier 22 years ago. Since then she has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Leo Solomon of Ligonier. She was a sister of Sol Mier of Ligonier. Democrat 10-21-1909
OConnor Hannah died October 7 from pulmonary tuberculosis, 38 years, 2 months and 20 days. Burial, Ligonier. Albion Democrat 12-7-1899
OConnor John Mrs., a pioneer resident of Ligonier, died at her home in that city September 26, 1915, aged 72 years, 11 months and 16 days. She was a native of Ireland. Her husband preceded her in death several years. She was the mother of 5 children, 3 of whom survive. Obsequies were held at the Catholic Church in Ligonier last Wednesday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. Democrat 10-4-1915
Officer Robert, whose death occurred some months since at Bristol, Ind., was formerly of this county. His remains were disinterred at that place and brought to this county on Saturday last and reinterred in a cemetery in Washington Twp by the side of his wife who died some years ago. New Era 7-4-1878
Ohlwine Eve died April 23, aged 82 years, 2 months and 14 days, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas Pollock, one mile south of Cromwell. Funeral was at the Baptist Church Sunday. Burial. Ligonier Cemetery. She had been a resident of Noble County since 1864. She leaves 4 children, George Vondersmith of Glendale, Ohio, Mrs. Thomas Pollock of Cromwell, William Vondersmith and Mrs. Von B. Smith of Ligonier. Democrat 4-30-1903
Ohlwine John S, 78, Mrs. died at the home of her son-in-law, John S. Hays of Ligonier, one week ago Tuesday. Her husband died about 12 years ago. Democrat 5-9-1901
Oliver Elena M, 86, died today in her home in Ligonier from carcinoma. She was a native of Chile, South America, and had resided here 30 years. She was a member of the local Methodist Church. Surviving are one son, Guy A., Elkhart; 3 daughters, Olga and Ena Oliver, and Mrs. Queenie Grigsby, all of Ligonier; 3 granddaughters; and one great-grandchild. Funeral Friday at Sedgwick Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. 9-5-1956
Oliver Margaret died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Mary C. Sparrow in Noble Twp Thursday from dropsy and heart disease. She was born in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania and came to Noble County in 1856. At the time of death she was 78 years, 8 months and 3 days. She was the stepmother of Samuel Oliver and an aunt of Frank Hanlon of Green Twp. Funeral was at Burr Oak Free Baptist Church Sunday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. Democrat 8-13-1903
Oliver Thomas Mrs. of near Woodruff, LaGrange County, died one week ago Monday. She was the sister of Postmaster Alexander of Kendallville. Democrat 9-17-1903
Oliver William Elias, son of Samuel and Margaret Oliver, aged 1 year, 4 months and 23 days, died September 1, 1875. New Era 9-2-1875
Orner Margaret was born in Richland County, Ohio, May 13, 1819 and died near Albion October 7, 1909, aged 90 years, 4 months and 4 days. She came with her parents, John and Sarah Gilchriest, to Noble County in 1840 and in 1850 she married Isaac Orner. They had one daughter, who with 4 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, survive. Obsequies were at the Rehoboth Church October 9. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. Democrat 10-11-1909
Orr Lavina J, 58, of 405 W. Superior St., died yesterday at the family residence. She had resided in Fort Wayne for 25 years and was a member of the United Brethren Church. Surviving are the husband; children, Bessie at home, Mrs. Hazel Sellers, Mrs. Irma Hamilton, Mrs. Ethel Kimball of Indianapolis, and Charles L, John A., and Lawrence Orr; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Kohler of Canton, Ohio. She was born May 25, 1857 near Wolf Lake. She married Robert W. Orr October 14, 1875. They lived on a farm near Pierceton until moving to Fort Wayne. Funeral Thursday at the residence. Democrat 10-7-1915
Ort Jeffry Vernon, day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ort, residing 5 miles southeast of Albion, died Wednesday in McCray Hospital after being born by caesarian section. Surviving are the parents and 7 brothers and sisters. Graveside rites were Thursday in the Lutheran Cemetery west of Avilla. 7-16-1958
Osborn David C, 83, had resided in this vicinity since 1857. Funeral was held in Brimfield last Sunday. Frank Osborn of Westville, Ind., came home Sunday but was too late for his grandfather’s funeral. Democrat 4-26-1900
Osborn Ella, 24,who had made her home at Mr. Stewart’s, died last week. She had read the Bible through 14 ½ times besides troubled with pestilent fits which came upon her when quite a little girl and remained until death. Burial, Springfield Cemetery. New Era 2-2-1875
Osborn Horace, who engaged in a drunken row with Lum Cain at Kendallville 2 weeks ago has "climed the golden stairs." He died last Friday night from the effects of a pistol shot fired by Cain. The two had been drinking freely during the day and in the evening stepped to the rear of a saloon to see who could draw first blood. Osborn knocked Cain out of time in the first round. This so enraged him that he drew a revolver and shot Osborn in the forehead. Although he is reported to be quite wealthy and claims to have committed the deed through self defense, 12 sworn men will decide the matter. His bond is placed at $6000 and up to the present is out on bail. Democrat 11-28-1883
Osborn James, formerly of this place, was killed by a train at Springfield, Mo. last week. He was yard master and while in the discharge of his duties, he was killed. He was a brother-in-law of Mrs. Judge Tousley. New Era 8-9-1877
Osborn Louisa, about 82, Brimfield, fell on the north stairs in the Noble County courtroom and suffered injuries in the fall. She died enroute to the hospital. She was born in Elkhart Twp and had resided in the county all her life. Surviving are 3 daughters, Mrs. Emma Schlichtenmyer, Mrs. Elmer Reidenbach of Bremen, and Mrs. Marie Olry of Fort Wayne; 2 sons, Ernest of Toledo, O., and Earl of Plattsburg, Mo.; one sister, Mrs. Isabelle Porter of Glendale, Calif.; 24 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Coroner indicated he would return a verdict of accidental death. Funeral Friday at Brimfield United Brethren Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. 1-20-1942
OSullivan John was born June 6, 1827 at Beare Haven, 10 miles from the OSullivan castle on Beare Haven Island off the southwest coast of Ireland; and died April 17, 1892 at his home near Wawaka. He was a direct descendant of OSullivan Beare, whose name is famous in Irish history. John OSullivan, grandfather of the deceased, was the last of the family buried with military honors, before English oppression. John OSullivan came to America in 1847 during the Irish famine and brought his little sister, Julia, with him. In December 1850 at Buffalo, N.Y. he married Mary Shea, by whom he had 12 children. He lived in Goshen about 25 years, then moved to Noble County in May 1879. He leaves a wife and 4 children, John Sullivan Jr., Daniel M. Sullivan of Noble County, Mrs. L. A. Coats and Mrs. Charles Fiedeke of Goshen; 2 sisters, Mrs. Joel Vanderford of Wolf Lake, Mary Harrington; 2 brothers, Cornelius A. and Daniel of Boston, and a brother, Michael who now has charge of the old family castle at Beare Haven, Ireland. 4-17-1892
Otis Eliza, 77, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jennie Williams in Kendallville Sunday from complications due to old age. She is survived by 2 daughters, Miss Anna Otis and Mrs. Jennie Williams of Kendallville; 2 sons, A. R. of Kendallville and Alton F. of Battle Creek, Mich. Obsequies were at the home Tuesday. Remains were taken to Hicksville, Ohio for interment. She had been a resident of Kendallville for 20 years. Democrat 10-18-1917
Ott Anderson, 41, of Syracuse died at his home there last Friday from tuberculosis. He is survived by a wife and a stepson. He was a nephew of Mrs. J. P. Prickett of this city and Henry Tully of Merriam; and a cousin of M. I. Rapp of this city and of Mrs. B. T. Kuhn of York Twp. Democrat 2-17-1908
Ott Dica, 78, of Noble Twp, died at her home near Merriam Friday. She had been afflicted with asthma for several years. Funeral was at Christian Chapel Sunday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. New Era 9-9-9-1908
Ott Diller, 83, a former Noble County resident, died in the Whitley County infirmary last Saturday of a complication of diseases. He has been living at the infirmary since November 1908 following a fall while he was painting a barn. Democrat 4-8-1915
Ott Eli, 82, a pioneer of the Churubusco area, died Sunday at Wolf Lake Hospital. Funeral was Tuesday at Christian Chapel. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. Surviving are 2 sons, 3 grandchildren, a great-grandchild and a brother. New Era 4-24-1940
Ott Fred Mrs. - The funeral was attended by a large number of people Thursday. Democrat 5-20-1920
Ott George Mrs. died May 22. Funeral was at Old Blue River Bethel Church in Whitley County. Interment in nearby cemetery. Democrat 6-1-1905
Ott James Monroe, 88, a lifelong resident of the Ligonier community, died Wednesday at his home west of Ligonier. He was a farmer and member of the Syracuse Evangelical Church. Surviving are one son and 3 grandchildren. Services Friday in Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home. 10-1-1958
Ott Jesse died at his home near Merriam Wednesday, aged about 80, his demise being mainly due to old age and a general breaking down. Democrat 5-29-1902 The son of John Ott, was born in Preble County, Ohio, December 1, 1822 and died May 28, 1902, aged 79 years, 5 months and 27 days. He married Dica Brown in Preble County, October 19, 1848. They had 6 boys and 2 girls, all of whom survive and were present at the funeral. Also 31 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren, all surviving except one grandchild. September 12, 1850 he moved to Indiana, locating on the farm where he died. He was a trustee of the Merriam Church during the erection of the present chapel and was one of the first trustees of the Merriam Christian Cemetery Association. He paid toward the building of the chapel over $500 and to the Union Christian College, $920. Obsequies at Christian Chapel May 30, 1902. Democrat 6-5-1902
Ott John died March 13, 1887, aged 22 years, 7 months and 24 days from a disease of the lungs and kidneys. He leaves a wife. He now rests with his mother, brother and 3 sisters. Democrat 3-30-1887
Ott John Anderson was born in Preble County, Ohio, February 11, 1845 and died at his residence in Green Twp, March 14, 1898, aged 53 years, one month and 3 days. Noble Democrat 3-24-1898
Ott Levi O, 71, of Columbia City, died in the Whitley County Hospital today. He was born in Noble Twp, Noble County, and had lived in Whitley County 40 years. Surviving are the widow, Kessie; a brother, Harlan of Noble Twp; and 4 sisters, Mrs. Raymond Reed of Columbia City, Miss Agnes of Columbia Twp, Ms. Ralph Pressler, Churubusco, and Mrs. Frank Bitting, Thorncreek Twp. He was a member of West Point Evangelical United Brethren Church. Services Monday in Hollingsworth Memorial Chapel. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. 2-1-1957
Ott Martha, wife of Eli Ott, died Saturday and was buried in Chapel Cemetery Tuesday. New Era 4-21-1915
Ott May, 85, died yesterday in Simpson Nursing Home, Goshen. She was born 6 miles west of here and had always lived there. She was a member of the Richville Methodist Church west of Ligonier. Surviving are the husband, Monroe; a son, Farrell, west of here; 2 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Service Thursday in Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home. Burial, Hire Cemetery west of Ligonier. 3-11-1957
Ott Russell, 47, a farmer and an employee of the Moellering Construction Co., was found dead yesterday in the barn at his home 5 and one-half miles southeast of Churubusco, an apparent suicide victim. His body, a shotgun nearby, was found by his wife. He was born December 21, 1909 in Allen County and had always resided on a farm in Eel River Twp. He was a member of the Eel River Fish and Game Club. Surviving are the widow, the former Juanita Repine; a son, Darwin at home; 2 daughters, Mrs. Paul Taulbee, Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; and Hazel at home; his parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Lawrence Ott, Churubusco; 4 brothers, Everett of Fort Wayne, Herman of Auburn, Howard, Merriam, and Glenn, Churubusco; a sister, Mrs. Howard Dice, R. 13, Fort Wayne; and a grandchild. Services Wednesday in Sonday Funeral Home. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. 10-6-1957
Otto Edna, wife of C. C. Otto, died Tuesday at her home in Deshler, O. She is survived by her husband, a daughter, and a brother, Dale Schwab of Albion. Funeral Friday at Deshler. 12-30-1941
Overly - Mrs. of Ligonier, died one day last week, age 37. New Era 10-3-1878
Owen - A daughter of Frank Owen died of consumption last week. New Era 11-4-1903
Owen - An aged Mrs. Owen died in Green Twp Sunday. Democrat 4-8-1897
Owen Flossie, daughter of Jefferson and Elizabeth Owen, was born in Green Twp January 16, 1904 and died February 2, 1906, aged 2 years and 16 days. She leaves a father, mother, 4 brothers, 6 sisters and a grandfather. Funeral at Mount Pleasant Church. New Era 2-14-1906
Owen Hannah M (Leitch) was born in Noble County November 26, 1861 and died April 5, 1903, aged 41 years, 4 months and 9 days. She married Francis W. Owen November 28, 1882. They had 3 sons and 5 daughters, all of whom survive. She joined the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1899. She leaves a husband, 8 children, a mother, and 4 brothers. Burial April 7, 1903 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Just 6 years ago on the same day of the year and the same hour and place, Mr. Owen was called to stand at the open grave of his mother. Daily Record 4-16-1903
Owen John, 39, his windpipe severed by gashes inflicted in his throat with suicidal intent, a World War veteran of Kendallville, died Friday at Lakeside Hospital. He slashed his throat with a small pocket knife. He was employed as a truck driver at Kendallville Coal Co., located across the street from the house where he lived with his wife, mother and brothers. A short time before his death he regained consciousness enough to speak but refused to say whey he wished to end his life. The only known motive for the suicide is domestic difficulties, Owen having been in good health. Democrat 12-23-1926
Owen Ray, 75, residing on the Drake Road near Kendallville when a boy, died March 5 at his home in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Mrs. W. F. Waldron near Kendallville is a sister. New Era 3-11-1942
Owen Ray E, 50, of 1926 Cortland Av., died Monday at Parkview Hospital. He was a salesman for Fort Wayne Motors. He belonged to the Fraternal Order of Police Associates and the Moose Lodge. Survivors are a daughter, Miss Mary Marlene; a brother, Glenn, Kendallville; a half-brother, Bert Wertz, Fort Wayne; and an aunt. Services Thursday at Merriam. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. 2-14-1957
Palmater Henry and Frank Aman, while sitting on the B&O Railroad tracks near Whiting on Tuesday of last week, were struck by a passenger train and were killed. The noise made by a heavy freight passing on an opposite track prevented them from hearing the approach of the passenger train. Palmater resided with his widowed mother and had just returned from the Philippines where he had served with distinction in the U. S. Army. Democrat 7-24-1902
Palmer Frank G, son of the late Isaac Palmer, died of consumption at the home of his mother in Albion August 16, 1891, aged 18 years and one day. Funeral on Thursday at the Lutheran Church. Democrat 8-17-1891
Pancake - The only child of Douglas Pancake was playing with some corn when it got a grain in its windpipe. Drs. Carr from Ligonier, Franks from the Hawpatch and Latta from Goshen were called, and a surgical operation was performed and a full-sized grain of corn extracted but the little fellow died about an hour afterward and was buried July 4 in Ligonier cemetery. New Era 7-11-1878
Pankop Ferdinand, 67, Jefferson Twp, died at his home Sunday from blood poisoning. He was born in Russia and came to America about 12 years ago. He leaves a wife, 2 sons and 5 daughters. Funeral was in the German Lutheran Church in Kendallville Tuesday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. Noble Democrat 5-12-1898
Parcels Edgar, 35 died at his home on the farm of Joseph Pancake near the Poplar Grove school house in Elkhart Twp from heart disease last Wednesday. Obsequies were held at Maple Grove Church last Friday. Burial, Ligonier cemetery. He is survived by a widow and 7 children. Democrat 4-5-1915
Parker - Twins were born to Millard Parker and wife of Green Twp last Friday night. The son died while the daughter survived. Democrat 9-27-1900
Parker Elmore W, 58, an Allen County farmer, died at his home one week ago Saturday from pneumonia. He was the brother of Christian and Washington Parker of Jefferson Twp, Millard Parker, Mrs. James Ayers and Mrs. Hulda McGuire of this county. Democrat 3-26-1903
Parker Fay L (Hap), 56, of R. 8, Winter Road, died Sunday in the Lutheran Hospital. He was an employee of the Peerless Trailer Sales Co. Surviving are the wife, Norela; a son, Maynard, Garden City, Calif.; a brother, Earl, Albion; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Parker, Albion; and 3 grandchildren. Services Wednesday in the Union Church south of Parker. Burial, Union Cemetery. 8-23-1959
Parker John Steinbrook, 97, died Thursday in the Kondas Nursing Home near Albion. There are no known survivors. He was known locally as John Firestone, a name he adopted from a family who befriended him many years ago when he first came to Kendallville. Funeral will Saturday at L. E. Berhalter & Son Funeral Home. Burial, Perseverence Cemetery. 3-20-1958
Parker Ralph died at his home Saturday. He has been a resident of Cosperville for many years. He was an uncle of Mrs. W. G. Cameron of this city. Democrat 7-?-1899. Vina Parker was called home from Toledo to the bedside of her father, but arrived too late to see him alive. 7-6-1899
Parks Addie (Hadley) died in Albion January 25, 1894, aged 39 years, 11 months and 25 days. She was born in Albion February 1, 1854. On April 5, 1874 she married Andrew J. Parks. They had one son and 3 daughters, all of whom, with their father, survive. Funeral was at the M. E. Church Saturday. Democrat 2-1-1894
Parks Charles R, 56, Fort Collins, Col., died Monday at his home at 429 S. Loomis St. following a heart attack he suffered Sunday. He was born in Albion, Ind., February 12, 1875. In the Spanish-American War he enlisted April 26, 1898 in Co. L. of the 157th Indiana Volunteers, receiving his honorable discharge in November of that year. He married Maude E. White June 24, 1907 at Montrose, Co. At that time he was manager of a lumber company in Montrose. During the next 10 years he worked in the bee industry in Plateau Valley, Col. and in the Unitah Valley of northeastern Utah. Survivors include his wife; his daughter, Wanda; his son, Albion; one sister, Mrs. Mina Wilson of Glenwood Springs. Funeral Friday at the Methodist Episcopal Church. Burial, Grandview Cemetery. New Era 6-3-1931
Parks Edith, daughter of Eli Parks and wife, died Saturday. Democrat 5-7-1903
Parmenter Frank was born in Dark County, Ohio, January 13, 1853; died near Albion on June 14, 1925, aged 72 years, 5 months and one day. He married Annie Flinney. They had 8 children. Five are dead. Two girls, Mrs. Bunke and Mrs. Stininger; and one son, Lawrence; wife, 4 grandchildren; and 2 brothers, Martin of Bremen and Charles of Fostoria, O., survive. Short services were held at Bonham undertaking parlors Tuesday. Burial, Albion. New Era 6-17-1925
Parrish Mary Frances, 40, died Thursday at the home of her mother, Mrs. Harvey Ross in LaOtto. She was a former resident of Fort Wayne. She leaves her mother; 2 sisters, Mrs. Hoagland of Dayton, Ohio, and Mrs. Bush of Akron, Ohio; 2 brothers, William and Jay Clutter of Huntertown. Burial, Saturday in Huntertown on Saturday. Democrat 3-29-1900
Parrott Charlotte, York Twp, died at the home of her son, Oscar, northwest of Albion, this forenoon. Democrat 9-20-1915
Pasch - Mrs. died at her home west of this place and the funeral was Wednesday. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. Democrat 8-16-1900
Pattison William Ware, only child of W. S. and Clara A. Pattison, was born in Chicago January 18, 1878 and died at Millersburg May 29, 1908. He married Hadie Franks of Ligonier on June 1, 1903. He was a member of the Elks, Ligonier Lodge No. 451 and the St. John’s Church in Chicago. They removed from Chicago about 2 years ago, residing since at Lake Wawasee. To his nearest relatives it was plain that he was losing his mind. He was either deranged or else crazed by drink when he was killed at Millersburg. Funeral was at Wolf Lake Baptist Church May 30. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery beside his father who preceded him only a few months. 5-20-1908
Patton Grace, 64, wife of Gilbert Patton, died at her home in Rome City Sunday. New Era 6-10-1942
Paulus Henry, a pioneer of Wolcottville, was found dead in his barn Sunday where he had gone to do his chores. He was sitting on the stairway lifeless. Albion Democrat 4-6-1899
Paulus Henry Mrs. 78, died at Wolcottville March 8. She was the mother of Miss Clara Paulus, a former teacher in the Albion Schools. Mrs. John Repine of Rome City and Mrs. C. G. R. Waterhouse of Kendallville are sisters. New Era 3-21-1906
Pearce J B, 72, died at his home in Goshen last Friday. He leaves a wife and one son, George. The remains were taken for interment Monday to Ligonier where he formerly resided. Democrat 2-25-1904
Peck Fayette Mrs., 57, formerly a resident of Ligonier, died in Elkhart one week ago Saturday. Democrat 8-28-1902
Peck Sarah, 77, died at her home in Elkhart last Thursday. She was born October 26, 1858 in Noble County, the daughter of James and Elizabeth Hall. She married George W. Peck at LaGrange on February 26, 1880. He died in 1897. Survivors are 2 sons, Floyd of Sturgis, Mich., and Ray of Elkhart; 3 daughters, Mrs. Mabel Franks, Warsaw, Mrs. Ruth Lower, Rome City, and Amber at home; 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral was Saturday at the Dale White chapel in Elkhart. Burial, Eden Cemetery. 7-30-1936
Peffer Lorin, born September 2, 1888, died February 17, 1891, aged 2 years, 5 months and 17 days. Funeral was at Pleasant Hill Church. Burial, Wright Cemetery. Democrat 2-25-1891
Pefferl Joseph of Auburn died in the hospital at Fort Wayne Sunday. He was a son-in-law of John Gause of LaOtto. Democrat 9-15-1898
Peffley David, 46, unmarried, died from measles and pneumonia at his home one mile south of Ege last Tuesday. He was an uncle of Mrs. W. U. Holderman of this city. The remains were taken to Bremen for interment. Democrat 4-5-1909
Peltz Henry, a section foreman on the Wabash road, was run down by a Grand Rapids & Indiana train at LaOtto last Monday and killed. Democrat 2-15-1894
Pence Mary E was born May 30, 1872 and died March 16, 1953 in the Wolf Lake Hospital. She was a native and lifelong resident of Noble County, the widow of David Pence and a member of Christian Chapel. Surviving are a son, D. Russell Galloway, Livingston, Mont.; a daughter, Mrs. Erma Erickson, Churubusco; 4 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a stepson, Evan Pence near here; and a stepdaughter, Mrs. George McConnell, Columbia City. Funeral March 20 at Sonday Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. 3-16-1953
Pence Samuel N died at the home of his son, William, in Ligonier, February 17, aged 83 years and 20 days. He had been confined to his bed for nearly 2 years with paralysis. He was the father of I. N. Pence, editor of the Ligonier Plain Dealer. Democrat 2-25-1904
Pepple - The 2-month old child of Mr. and Mrs. James Pepple residing near LaOtto, was found dead in bed last Friday. Democrat 2-6-1908
Pepple Lydia, 68, Swan Twp, died from paralysis at the home of her son, William at LaOtto, on March 25. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. N. Bunting; 5 sons, Daniel, Frank, James, Carl and William of LaOtto. Funeral was Friday. Burial, Cedar Chapel. Democrat 4-3-1924
Pepple Mariah died at the Pepple homestead in Jefferson Twp last Thursday. Funeral was at Mount Pleasant Church Sunday. Democrat 12-25-1902
Pepple Philip B, 74, was born in Bedford County, Penn., February 22, 1834 and died in Kendallville February 9, 1909. Came to Allen Twp in 1846. Democrat 8-9-1909 Funeral of Philip Pepple was held Friday afternoon at the late residence on Oak St. New Era 2-17-1909
Pepple Rolla was killed at Middletown, Ohio. His brother, Charles F., of Chicago, being ill, sent his daughter, Mrs. Florence Purdy to look after the remains. It was the intention to bring them to Albion for interment. She found the body in such a condition that it was impossible to bring it here and immediate burial was necessary. He was killed on the railroad but had lain for several days before being found. He was a former Albion boy. He was a baker by trade and had been married, but was divorced, his former wife now living at Syracuse. On account of dissipation it was difficult for him to hold a position any great length of time. Democrat 2-9-1914
Pepple Winfield died at his home in Goshen one week ago Friday of pneumonia, aged 24 years and 27 days. He is survived by a wife, mother, 5 sisters and a brother. He was a brother of Mrs. H. A. Moore of Avilla. Democrat 2-6-1908
Pergrem Mary Eunice, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Pergrem, was born in Bourbon County, Kentucky, February 16, 1921 and died at the home of her parents near Diamond Lake June 15, 1936. She graduated from the Perry Centralized School in June 1935. In September 1935 she entered Ligonier High School. She was a member of the Church of God. Surviving are her parents; 5 brothers and sisters: Heraldon, Bernice, Juanita, Evelyn, Geneveve; one half-brother, Talmadge Pergrem of Hamilton, O.; one half-sister, Mrs. Anna Grushon of West Carrollton, O.; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Roberson of Lebanon, O., and Mrs. Mary Pergrem of Olymsia, Ky. Funeral was at the home this afternoon. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. 6-15-1936
Perry Clara V, 68, who came to Rome City from Kendallville 10 years ago, died in McCray Hospital Tuesday of a heart attack. Survivors include the husband, Spencer; a son, Kenneth, Sturgis, Mich.; her mother, Mrs. Emma Wonders, Wolcottville; 4 grandchildren; a sister and a brother. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Services were Friday at A. J. Berhalter Co. Funeral Home. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. 1-1-1957
Perry W W, 67, died Saturday at the home of his son, Frank in Fort Wayne from an affection of the lungs. He leaves 2 daughters and one son. One of his daughters, Mrs. William Martin, resides in this county. Daily Record 4-23-1903
Perry William L, 26, former Garrett resident, was electrocuted Thursday while installing a television antenna stop his trailer home in Holly Ridge, N.C. The Marine, a native of Albion, is survived by the widow, Peggy; 2 daughters, Lorena Lynn and Vickie Lee; and a son, William Keith, all at home; his mother, Mrs. Lorena L. Perry of Garrett; his father, Vance Perry in southern Indiana; and 4 brothers. Funeral Tuesday in McKee Funeral Home at Garrett. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. 5-14-1959
Peters Ollie Belle, daughter of Wilson S. and Mary L. Billman, was born near Wawaka, March 5, 1870. She married Christian Peters December 23, 1889. She met death by accident on September 3. She leaves a husband, father, brother and 2 sisters. Democrat 9-10-1903
Peterson Hiram died February 10, 1880. He was born November 9, 1812 in New Jersey. Moved to Ohio in 1835. Was married in 1847. Moved to Noble County in 1867. Died in York Twp, aged 67 years, 3 months and 1 day. New Era 2-19-1880
Peterson Welcome S of York Twp was born in Morrow County, Ohio, March 26, 1860; died of consumption at his home November 5, 1888 at the age of 28 years, 7 months and 9 days. Funeral was at York Center November 7. Noble Co Democrat 11-14-1888
Petty Alma was born near Wolf Lake January 13, 1877 and died in Rome City November 20, 1898, aged 21 years, 10 months and 17 days. Funeral was in the Baptist Church Friday. She leaves her parents. Noble Democrat 12-8-1898
Petty Millie Irene 20, died suddenly. Funeral was Saturday at the Baptist Church. Democrat 9-6-1900
Pfaff - Mr. died on the 16th of last month, aged 82. Democrat 2-29-1888
Pfaff - Mrs. died from the effects of dropsy, aged 76 years, 7 months and 18 days. She was buried in the Chapel cemetery Saturday. Albion Democrat 2-7-1901
Pfaff Jacob, 85, a veteran of the Civil War and lifelong resident of Noble County, was found dead in bed at the home of his son, U. S. Pfaff, in Kendallville last Tuesday. He had died of the infirmities of age. He served in the Civil War with Company G, 44th Indiana. Surviving relatives include Mrs. Isabell Keister of Albion and Ms. Rufina Lock of Brimfield. Funeral today. Democrat 7-17-1924
Pfaffman Anna, 53, died at her home southwest of Kendallville December 13. Democrat 12-20-1900
Pfaffman Louis - H. A. Pfaffman and sister, Mrs. Roland Wisler of Kendallville, were called to Philadelphia Wednesday on account of the death of their brother, Louis. Burial took place Saturday. Democrat 3-29-1928
Pfaffman Philip, a resident of the Kendallville community 66 years, a native of Germany, died at the home of his son, Walter, in that city. 2-19-1942
Phenicie George W, father of Mrs. T. M. Eells, died in Kansas. Democrat 6-3-1891
Phillips Catharine, wife of C. B. Phillips and daughter of James Pepple, died of neuralgia of the heart in Albion at the age of 35 years, 2 months and 18 days. She was born near Shelby, Richland County, Ohio, January 15, 1842. At the age of 5 she removed to this county at the age of 5. She was married November 15, 1860. She was a member of the Albion Lutheran Church. She leaves a husband and 3 children. Funeral was at the Lutheran Church yesterday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. New Era 4-5-1877
Phillips Culley L, 63, an employee of the Albion PCA suffered a heart attack and died Tuesday. He was a member of St. John’s Evangelical and Reformed Church, Fort Wayne and is survived by the widow, Katherine; a daughter, Mrs. Norma Krauskopf, Dyke, Ia.; 3 sons, Eugene of Fort Wayne, Devon, Grabill, and ??ris, Berne; 8 grandchildren; 2 brothers, Harmon of Kimmell and Homer in Wyoming; and a sister, Mrs. Audrey Witham, Warsaw. Services Friday in Klaehn Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. 7-15-1958
Phillips Horace died at the home of his son last Friday. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. New Era 2-17-1915
Phillips Mary J died of cancer in her home in Jefferson Twp June 5, 1890, aged 47 years, 2 months and 10 days. The daughter of the late John Moorhouse, she was born March 10, 1843 on the same farm where she died. She married Horace A. Phillips February 11, 1873. She was the mother of 2 children, who survive her with the husband and father. Funeral and interment in the Catholic church and cemetery at Avilla, June 7. Democrat 6-11-1890
Phillips Nina May, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Phillips, died in Albion September 28. Funeral was Thursday. Four young girls carried the little coffin to the cemetery. Democrat 10-5-1887
Phillips Phillip G, 61, R. 1, Churubusco, owner and manager of Phillips Sporting Goods and Bait Store at the north edge of town, died Thursday at Whitley County Hospital. He was a member of the Christian Church in Franklin. Surviving are the widow, the former Mildred Haman; 2 daughters, Mrs. Wayne Byrd, Churubusco, and Miss Anne at home; 3 grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Harriet Stell, Cambridge City. Funeral Sunday at Krider Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. 2-18-1959
Phillips Walter Mrs., 32, of Nottawa, Mich., died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Parker of Huntertown, last Saturday from tuberculosis of the throat. She is survived by he husband, parents and 3 sisters, one of the latter being Mrs. L. Simon of LaOtto. Obsequies were at the Methodist Episcopal Church in Huntertown Tuesday. Democrat 1-30-1908
Phillips Wirt D, 52, died at Modesto, California on Thursday as the result of injuries from being kicked by a mule. He left here 30 years ago. He is survived by his father, Horace A. of Jefferson Twp; 2 sisters, Ms. S. S. Homsher of Kendallville and Mrs. George Kiser of Jefferson Twp; 2 half-brothers, J. E. of near Avilla and Albert. M. of Jefferson Twp. Burial at Modesto. Democrat 12-14-1914
Piatt Hugh was murdered June 20 in front of Smith’s blacksmith shop in Rome City during a drunken brawl. It is said there were 2 loads of Kendallville young men implicated. Coroner will hold an inquest. He was about 42 years of age and leaves a wife and 2 children in poor circumstances. He was a farm laborer and lived east of Wolcottville in Tamarack. Democrat 6-29-1892
Pickard - Mr., a German, 78, was buried a few days ago. New Era 10-25-1877
Pickett Douglas - The body of Douglas Pickett of Chicago, a former resident of Wawaka, arrived Thursday and was taken directly to Cosperville Cemetery for interment. New Era 5-22-1940
Pieper Casper died January 15, 1900 of Bright’s disease, aged 65 years and 23 days. Resident Allen Twp. Birthplace Germany. Burial January 18. Democrat 1-18-1900
Pieper Mervin Charles, one of the twin babes of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pieper of Avilla, died Tuesday from cholera infantum, aged 9 months. Obsequies will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Friday. Burial in church cemetery. Democrat 8-5-1909
Pierce Charles C Mrs. R. T. W. Pierce of Grand Island, Neb. furnished us with the notice concerning her husband who resided here many years ago. Charles C. Pierce, who was a soldier in Company E, 100th Indiana Volunteer Infantry during Civil War, died with paralysis October 18, 1901, aged 71 years and 2 days. He had lived for 25 years at Grand Island, Neb. where he died. Kendallville Sun Democrat 1-23-1902
Pierson Sarah, about 58, one of the inmates of the county infirmary, died last Friday. Her home was formerly in Elkhart Twp. Democrat 11-4-1897
Pierson Thomas was born in Ross County, Ohio in March 1811. Came to Noble County in 1836 and died in Crawford County, Indiana, August 1, 1890, nearly 80. He was the father of 6 children, of whom 3 are living. When over 50 years of age he entered the service of the U. S. in the 44th Indiana Regiment. He was a member of the M. E. Church. Noble Democrat 7-8-1891
Pilgrim Daniel died March 15. In 1865 he was honorably discharged from the service. He was born in New York February 6, 1829. In came to Avilla in 1862 where he engaged in wagon making. He married Frances Billings June 19, 1856. They had 8 children. She died 7 years ago last May. Four of the children preceded her. March 21, 1896 he married Mrs. Elizabeth Tuttle. Daily Record 4-2-1903
Pilgrim Edward, a former Avilla resident, died at his home in Kendallville last Monday of paralysis. Obsequies were in the Avilla Evangelical Church last Thursday. Democrat 6-24-1918
Pinchon Frank died March 17, 1899, aged 50 years, 9 months and 27 days. He was afflicted with a disease which baffled the skill of the physicians. He was born in DeKalb County May 20, 1846, where he resided until he was 13, when he removed to Noble County. He married Louisa Itt June 22, 1869. They had 2 daughters and 3 sons. Two daughters and one son preceded him in death. Obsequies were held at the U. B. Church Sunday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. He leaves a wife and 2 sons, Albert and Harry. Albion Democrat 3-23-1899
Pinchon Louisa F, daughter of Joseph and Esther Itt, was born in Pickaway County, Ohio, December 26, 1845 and died at her home February 24, 1904, aged 58 years, 1 month and 29 days. In the spring of 1851 she moved with her parents from Ohio to Noble County. On June 20, 1869 she married James F. Pinchon. They had 3 sons and 2 daughters. Her husband, one son and both daughters preceded her in death. She was a member of the U. B. Church of Albion. She leaves 2 sons, 4 sisters and one brother. New Era 2-24-1904
Piper Alma J died September 1, aged 22 years, 1 month, 11 days. She died at the home of her parents, George and Samantha Piper in Washington Twp. She had been a Sunday School teacher and organist at Ormas for a number of years. Funeral was at the house. Number of people attending was estimated at 600. Democrat 9-11-1889
Piper George W of Washington Twp died from cancer at his home September 14, 1906, aged 77 years, 8 months, 25 days. He was born in Clarke County, Ohio in 1828 and came to this county in 1842 with a widowed mother and 5 other children. On October 24, 1858 he married Samantha Shelpman. They had 8 children, 7 of whom with the widow, survive. He served as commissioner when the courthouse was built, held several township offices and his advice was often sought by people. He was often called upon to settle estates for residents of this county. He was a member of the F. B. Church at Ormas. Funeral was Sunday at the home. Wolf Lake Trolley 9-20-1906
Piper John J died at his home in Washington Twp Monday from cancer, aged 57 years and 6 days. Democrat 2-5-1917
Pipes - Mrs., who formerly lived in Albion, died in Auburn last Friday from an overdose of morphine. A coroner’s inquest is to be held. Democrat 4-15-1891
Pippenger Ephram died at his home January 16. Funeral was Wednesday at Christian Chapel. Democrat 1-30-1902
Plank Lillie, 85, died Saturday in Marker Nursing Home. She was a lifelong resident of the community and a member of the Christian Science Church. Surviving are a nephew and 5 nieces. Last rites today in Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. 6-2-1956
Pobloska Elizabeth, an inmate of the county infirmary, died Friday. She was over 80 years of age and formerly lived in Swan Twp. Interment at the county infirmary. Democrat 7-15-1897
Polland Mary C, daughter of Rev. and Ms. William Waltman, was born August 28, 1844 in Richland County, Ohio, and died of dropsy and Bright’s disease November 2, 1893, aged 49 years, 2 months and 4 days. She married Samuel Polland September 21, 1865. She leaves a husband, father, mother, 2 sisters and one brother. Funeral was at Mt. Pleasant Church last Sunday. Democrat 11-9 & 16-1893
Pollock Anna Mary was born November 21, 1908, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rolland E. Pollock of Jefferson Twp, and died September 12, 1909, aged 9 months and 22 days. Obsequies were at the residence Tuesday. Burial, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. 9-12-1909
Pollock Bertha, 25, daughter of Andrew Pollock and wife of Warsaw, died last Wednesday of consumption. She was a niece of Cyrus Pollock of Ligonier. Democrat 1-1-1903
Pollock Cyrus Mrs. died from cancer of the liver at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Will Lafong of Sparta Twp last Saturday, aged 66 years and 13 days. Funeral was at Sparta Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. She leaves a husband, 4 daughters, Mrs. Lafong and Mrs. Myron Baker and Mrs. Joseph Geiger of York Twp, and Mrs. Lizzie Schlotterback of Ligonier; 4 sons, M. C. of Angola, C. E. of York Twp, Ed of Washington Twp, and Milton of Ligonier. Democrat 5-23-1901
Pollock John, 83, Elkhart County, was instantly killed Tuesday on the Wabash Railroad near New Paris. He was returning home after having voted and was driving a young and spirited colt. He attempted to turn his horse to one side but it proceeded straight ahead and the rear portion of the horse was struck by an eastbound meat train going 30 miles an hour. He was the brother or Cyrus Pollock of Ligonier and an uncle of Ed Pollock of this city and Charles Pollock of York Twp. One year ago July 4, Andrew Pollock of Warsaw, a brother, had his arm blown off by the explosion of a cannon, and his nephew at Warsaw was killed a short time ago by a wagon running over him. The deceased came to Noble County in 1844 but removed to Elkhart County where he has resided for 20 years. He leaves 3 sons and one daughter. His wife died about 3 years ago and his unmarried daughter kept house for him. Noble Democrat 11-10-1898
Pollock Mary Luella was born in York Twp August 2, 1860 and died November 12, 1907, aged 47 years, 5 months and ten days. Noble Democrat 9-17-1908
Pollock Thomas A was born November 9, 1803 near Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio; and died at his home July 13, 1909, aged 78 years, 8 months and 4 days. He came to this country with his parents in November 1848. He married Frances Vondersmith February 20, 1870. He was the oldest of a family of 14, there being 10 brothers and sisters, three half-brothers and one half-sister. He leaves a wife, son, daughter, 3 grandchildren, 5 brothers and 2 sisters. Funeral was at Sparta Church last Thursday. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. New Era 7-21-1909
Pollock Truman, 83 - "How dark it seems," said Truman Pollock Sunday afternoon as he rose from the dinner table where he had eaten a hearty meal. Immediately he sank to the floor dead. Two grandsons, Andrew and Frederick Adams, survive. Funeral was Tuesday with burial in Sparta Cemetery. Democrat 6-5-1924
Poppenfoose Mary O was born in Noble County June 27, 1867 and died April 17, 1903, aged 35 years, 9 months and 20 days. She was next to the oldest of 9 children born to Joseph and Mary Debrular. She married Rudolph Poppenfoose in 1890. They had 2 daughters, Velma and Edith, both living. She was a member of the Methodist Church where funeral was held April 19. Burial, Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Democrat 4-23-1903
Porter Gene Stratton, 56, widely known writer, who was killed in an automobile accident at Los Angeles, will be buried Thursday, according to her son-in-law, J Leo Meehan. Services will be at the Porter home. Her husband Charles D. Porter, a banker of Geneva, Ind. has been notified. She had been a resident of California for the last 5 years. 12-6-1924
Porter Hazel, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Porter, died August 6, 1892 at their home in south Albion. Democrat 8-10-1893
Porter Royse Mrs. died at her home on the Stanley farm in Green Twp October 31 of pulmonary tuberculosis, aged 36 years and 9 months. She is survived by a husband and 3 children. The remains were taken to Findlay, Ohio on Sunday where the obsequies were held on Monday. Democrat 11-19-1914
Portmess Kenneth, 5 weeks old, was found dead in his bed Friday. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Portmess and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. John Singleton of Albion. Mrs. Portmess if the former Gloria Singleton. Funeral was yesterday in Arlington, Va. 10-3-1958
Portner Louisa, 28, died Tuesday in her home in Elkhart. She leaves a husband, William Portner, a babe one week old and a mother. The funeral was held in the Dunkard Church at Wakarusa yesterday. Burial, North Union Cemetery. Mr. Portner is the son of Samuel Portner and wife of Elkhart Twp. Daily Record 4-9-1903
Portner Luella Edna (Kimmell) died at her residence in this city from consumption December 12, 1899, aged 18 years and 5 months. She married Will Portner November 25, 1897. They had one son, who is now aged 7 months. Funeral was in the U. B. Church Thursday afternoon. Burial, Albion Cemetery. She leaves a husband, one son, a mother and 3 brothers. Albion Democrat 12-14-1899
Poscharscky Grace, 19, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Drudge of south of Syracuse, married Fred Poscharscky, son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Poscharscky Thursday. On Sunday she died of neuralgia of the heart. Funeral was at the home of the bride’s parents Tuesday. Burial, South Pleasant Cemetery. Democrat 10-15-1925
Potter Charlie, 16, attempted to get on a passing freight train and was thrown down, the wheels crushing one of his legs. He was taken home and limb amputated but he did not recover from shock and died before the surgeons had left the house. Democrat 6-6-1883
Potter Ida M, 71, of Huntertown, died yesterday in McCray Hospital, Kendallville. A native of Allen County, she was a member of the Huntertown Methodist Church. Surviving are the husband, Elroy E.; 2 sons, Wayne and Walter of Huntertown; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Robert Ravenscroft, Albion; one sister, Mrs. Clay McNamara, Fort Wayne; 2 grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday in Huntertown Methodist Church. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. 1-24-1959
Potter John, 71, one of the old employees of the Pennsylvania Railroad Co. at Fort Wayne, died at his home in that city last Thursday from the grippe. He was born in England and came with his parents to Utica, N.Y. when he was 2 years of age. He came to Fort Wayne in 1862. He was a cabinet maker and made much of the office furniture in the Fort Wayne office. He leaves a widow and 5 children. Mrs. C. H. Murray of this city is a daughter. Noble Democrat 1-12-1899
Potter William, who had resided at Rome City for 37 years, died at the hospital in Frankfort, Indiana, December 7, from cancer of the stomach. His brother-in-law, Rev. J. Duryee, brought the remains to Rome City for burial Wednesday. Democrat 12-18-1902
Potts B M Mrs.,70, died at her home in Oswego, Kansas, June 29, 1903. She was born in Broome County, New York and came to Noble County in 1842. She leaves a husband, one son, one daughter, one brother and 6 grandchildren. She was the sister of W. W. Cary of Jefferson Twp and he is the sole survivor of a family of 8 children. Democrat 7-16-1903
Potts Bertha, 57, wife of Louis Potts of Rome City, died today at Lakeside Hospital, Kendallville. She was a native of Columbus, O., but had lived here for the last 34 years. Surviving are 2 sons, Earl and Calvin, and a (end of clipping) American 1-1-1942
Potts George Washington died from small pox at his home near Marne, Iowa, December 31. He was buried the next day. He was an uncle of Mrs. D. A. Schaff of this city and Mrs. Louisa Kline of Jefferson Twp and was about 78 years of age. He settled in this county about 1836 and removed to Iowa about 20 years ago. Albion Democrat 1-10-1901
Potts Lewis, about 45, died on the 26th in Jefferson Twp from consumption. Noble County Observer 6-27-1850
Potts Thorlo, 41, salesman, died in McCray Hospital Sunday from carcinoma. Survivors include the widow, Marianna; and a son, Joseph at home. A lifetime resident here, he was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. Services Tuesday at A. J. Berhalter Co. Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. 1-27-1957
Poyser Charles, 21, died at his home in Cosperville one week ago Monday. Jacob, George and Orva Poyser of Millersburg attended the funeral of their brother. Democrat 7-17-1902
Poyser Leo L of Petcola, Fla. died last week. He was a former resident of Wawaka and a high school graduate here. American 11-28-1946
Poyser Minnie J, daughter of Jacob and Lydia Long, was born in Wawaka December 21, 1874. In February 1890 she married John Poyser. They lived near Wawaka until 1900 when they moved to Batavia, Mich., returning to Noble County about one year ago. She was a member of the Baptist Church. She leaves the husband and 2 sons, Dale B.,18, and Forrest L., 14. She was a member of the Rebekah and Lady Maccabee Lodges. She died at her home on N. Oak St. December 14, 1909, aged 34 years, 11 months and 23 days. Obsequies were in the home Thursday. Burial, Ligonier. Democrat 12-20-1909
Pratt Thelma Marie, daughter of William and Minnie Pratt of Jefferson Twp was born August 31, 1915 and died October 1, 1915, aged one month and 3 days. Obsequies were held at the home Saturday. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. Democrat 10-4-1915
Praul Lucy, mother of Mrs. B. Walton of Albion, died on Thursday of last week at her home at Wawaka. Funeral was Sunday. Burial, Springfield Cemetery. New Era 3-19-1885
Pray Bessie, 54, died of heart disease Saturday at the Kendallville Hospital. A wife of Roy Pray, she had been a resident of the upper end of the county for nearly 30 years. The husband, a son and 2 grandchildren survive. Funeral Monday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. 3-26-1938
Prentice - The infant daughter of Ray and Lizzie Prentice died August 25. Burial Thursday at Salem. Democrat 9-2-1909
Prentice John F Mrs. of Elkhart, formerly of Kendallville, died at her home on Monday of last week of apoplexy. Democrat 8-17-1908
Pressler Daniel Mrs. died at her home in Thorncreek Twp, Whitley County, Sunday from rheumatism and a complication of diseases, aged 68 years, 6 months and 20 days. She is survived by a husband and 4 sons. She was a sister-in-law of H. C. and David Pressler of this city. Obsequies at Ormas Freewill Baptist Church Tuesday. Democrat 2-16-1911
Pressler James, of this place, died in Fort Wayne Sunday where he was to undergo an operation. He leaves 2 children, Tessie 16, and Howard 12. Funeral was at the Egolf Church Monday. Wolf Lake Trolley 10-25-1906
Pressler Ursula, 63, died Sunday in the Whitley County Hospital. Surviving are the husband, Ralph; a son, Ralph A. Jr., Huntington; a daughter, Mrs. Frederick Brown, Tucson, Ariz.; 3 grandchildren; a brother, Harlan Ott, Columbia City; and 3 sisters, Mrs. Ray Reed, Mrs. Frank Bitting and Miss Agnes Ott, Columbia City. She was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren Church, Pythian Sisters Lodge and Literary Club. Services Thursday in Krider Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. 1-4-1959
Preston - Mr. Preston near Swan suffered the loss of their little daughter with that disease, diphtheria. Democrat 1-3-1901
Preston Clarence Ray, son of W. S. and Idell Preston, died of typhoid fever in this place February 7, 1898, aged 7 years, 9 months and 7 days. He leaves a father, mother, brother and 4 sisters. Funeral was Wednesday at the M. E. Church. Burial, Osborn Cemetery. 2-7-1898
Preston Ray 59, a native of Brimfield and a NYC Railroad signal inspector, died in Elkhart General Hospital following a heart attack. Services will be tonight in Toledo, O. Burial, Orange Cemetery. Surviving is the widow. 12-31-1957
Price Charles was killed at Columbia City. Funeral at Sparta church Friday. Mrs. Price was the former Miss Damey of this vicinity. Democrat 10-7-1926
Price Lewis died at his home in this city December 7, 1901, aged 64 years, 3 months and 15 days from chronic stomach and bowel trouble which he had contracted in the Civil War. He was born in Huron County, Ohio, August 22, 1837. He married Hannah A. Haney December 25, 1866. They had 2 daughters, Luna, who died July 7, 1887, and Irene, who died July 3, 1888. He served in the War of the Rebellion in 8th Company, First Battalion, New York Sharpshooters. He was captured and taken prisoner and was in the awful Libby prison. He leaves a wife; 2 brothers, Joseph of Michigan and James of Wolf Lake; one sister, Mrs. Ira Kiblinger of this city. Obsequies were at the M. E. Church Monday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. Democrat 12-12-1901
Price William died at his home in Ligonier from Bright’s disease and heart trouble, October 21, 1900, aged 60 years, 11 months and 21 days. He was born in Huron County, Ohio, November 13, 1839 and accompanied his parents to this county in 1847. He resided near Wolf Lake and removed to Ligonier about 5 years ago. In the fall of 1862 he enlisted in the service of Uncle Sam and remained in the war until the Battle of Petersburg in 1864 when he was wounded in he hip. He was discharged on account of the wound. He leaves a wife; 3 brothers, Lewis of this city, James of Wolf Lake; and a brother in Michigan; a sister, Mrs. Ira Kiblinger, this city. Funeral was in Ligonier Wednesday in charge of Wolf Lake K of P Lodge. Democrat 10-25-1900
Prickett Cullen Bryan died from tuberculosis at the home of his parents in this city on March 10, 1902 at the age of 24 years and 18 days. He was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Prickett, born at Albion, February 20, 1878. Funeral at the house Wednesday. Burial, Lawndale Cemetery. He leaves a father and mother; 3 brothers, E. A. and R. H. of St. Louis, and S. L. of Milford; one sister, Mrs. J. W. White of Mobile, Alabama; 2 half-brothers, E. E. Prickett of Albion, and M. L. Rapp of Milford; and 2 half-sisters, Mrs. T. B. Kuhn of Albion, and Mrs. Arthur Longnecker of Chicago. Democrat 3-20-1902
Prickett Emerson A, 64, son of J. P. Prickett, publisher of the New Era for more than 20 years, died at his home in Sequim, Wash., Feb. 14 from heart trouble. He was reared in Albion, a graduate of the high school class of 1886. Burial, Port Angeles, Washington. New Era 2-17-1932
Prickett Fielding died May 28, 1886 at the residence of his brother-in-law, Hon. John Thompson near Benton, Elkhart County. He was born in Brown County, Ohio, December 21, 1827, a son of Josiah and Mahala (Pindle) Prickett, who located in Benton Twp, Elkhart County in 1831. He was a graduate of the State University of Bloomington. In the spring of 1854 he opened a law office in Albion. In 1867 he was appointed clerk of the Noble Circuit Court. He married Martha A Jackson, daughter of Col. John Jackson of Benton, September 2, 1859. She survives, with their daughter. Funeral was at the M. E. Church. Burial, Albion cemetery. Democrat 6-16-1886
Prickett John, formerly of Wawaka, but living in Chicago for the past few years, was killed by the cars while closing breaks in that city last Friday. His remains were brought to Wawaka for interment. Democrat 12-14-1895
Prickett John Mrs. - Funeral was Friday. Kimmell Enterprise 1-25-1907
Prickett Kenneth, 45, died April 14 while en route from Seattle, Washington, on a ferry going to Bremerton where he was employed in the navy yard. He was born in Albion, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Shirley L. Prickett, who have resided at Port Angeles, Washington for many years. E. E. Prickett of Albion is an uncle, and J. P. Prickett, deceased, formerly of the New Era, was his grandfather. New Era 4-22-1942
Prickett Martha Amelia, 83, was born on Elkhart Prairie, Elkhart County, May 4, 1832; and died at her home in Albion on March 28, 1915 at the age of 82 years, 10 months and 24 days. She was the fourth daughter of Col. John and Catherine Carr Jackson, early settlers who came to Elkhart County in 1829. Her father was widely known as a brave and fearless fighter among the Indians who menaced the lives and property of the settlers 5 score years ago. She married Fielding Pricket, son of Josiah Prickett, on September 3, 1859. At the time of their marriage he was a rising young lawyer of the Noble County bar. On May 1863, a daughter was born to them, Lutie E., who became the wife of Luke H. Wrigley, also an attorney of the Noble County bar who is now judge of the 33rd judicial circuit of Indiana. Her husband died May 28, 1886 and her daughter died May 31, 1897. She was left with the care and rearing of an only grandson, Roy Fielding Wrigley, who is now a student of law at Harvard University. Also surviving is one sister, Mrs. Anna Thompson, wife of the late John E. Thompson, a captain of Co. K. 30th Indiana Volunteers; and one sister-in-law, Miss Mahala Prickett. Funeral at the home Wednesday. 3-28-1915
Prickett Nimrod, 80, died Tuesday in the Soldier’s Home at Lafayette. He was brought to Elkhart County when he was 2 years of age by his father, Jacob Prickett. Funeral will be at the home of his son, T. J. Prickett. The deceased was born in Ohio. He married Anna Ott, who died in 1882. He married Nellie Weyburn who survives, with 3 sons and 3 daughters, George W. of Goshen, William of Chicago, Thomas of Nappanee; Mrs. C. M. Immel of Denver, Col., Mrs. M. A. Richardson of Chicago, and Mrs. Franklin Baker of Pierceton. He was a member of the United Brethren Church and a veteran of the Civil War. He was the last living brother of J. P. Prickett of this city. New Era 12-29-1909
Prickett Remington Hays, 74, of Port Angeles, Washington for the past 45 years and until his retirement 3 years ago, deputy county assessor for 25 years, died at his home Tuesday. Funeral was at McDonald Funeral Home Friday, with cremation to follow. He was born at Solomon’s Creek, Elkhart County, Indiana, February 3, 1873. He went to Clallam County, Washington 45 years ago and became an authority on timber lands of that county. He was a member of Naval Lodge of Elks. Surviving are the widow, Charlotte B; and sisters, Mrs. Elsie Whitehead and Mrs. Ida Longnecker of Indiana; and a brother, Shirley of Port Angeles. New Era 10-22-1947
Probst David, 61, died December 7, 1899 of varicose veins and ulcerations. He was a soldier of the Civil War and a retired farmer. He was born in Ohio. Buried in Ligonier December 10, 1899. Amos Spurgeon and wife attended the funeral of their brother-in-law. Democrat 12-14-1899
Prouty Douglas, about 35, died on Wednesday of last week from tumors of the spleen. He was the son of James Prouty of South Chicago who formerly resided in Albion. The remains arrived here from South Chicago last Friday and were interred in Albion Cemetery. Democrat 1-11-1900
Prouty Jackson Col., a brother of Mrs. D. M. Freeman and James R. Prouty, died recently in the city of Mexico. Among his effects was a letter from relatives here that gave a clue to this family, and the U. S. Consul there communicated with them through Postmaster Lewis. Democrat 2-29-1888
Prouty Jason, about 45, died at his home in LaGrange Center November 28. He was raised in Jefferson Twp and for a number of years taught school and also writing and singing schools. He was a brother-in-law of Professor Kinzie of the Echo Music Company, Lafayette. Democrat 12-17-1893
Prouty Susan (Henney) was born in Richland County, Ohio on September 10, 1830; and died in Noble County January 11, 1915. She married Orange Prouty October 10, 1847. He died in 1867. She was the mother of 8 children, one of whom, Willard O., survives. During the years of her widowhood she lived on the home farm where she was taken as a bride. Here she raised the 4 children, Jason, Alma, Phoebe and Willard. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. Democrat 1-18-1915
Pulver Lenora Elma (Sheffer) was born in Ligonier June 6, 1876; died in Angola, Nov. 7, 1905, aged 29 years 59 months 1 day. She came with her parents to Angola when about a year old. In June 1899 she married John R. Pulver and they began housekeeping on a farm near Huntertown. A few months later they returned to this county. She was the mother of 4 children, one of whom, a son died but a few days old. The other 3, girls, the youngest aged 6 months, with the husband, survive. Funeral Thursday from the Christian Church. Angola Herald New Era 11-15-1905
Purdy Jane M died of cancer December 4, 1876 at her late residence near Albion, aged 38 years, 5 months and 6 days. She leaves a husband and 5 children. New Era 12-21-1876
Purdy Loren E, son of Henry Purdy of Green Twp was interred in Albion Cemetery on Thursday last. His age was 21 years, 2 months and 11 days. He leaves a father, 2 brothers and 4 sisters. His death is surrounded by mystery. Last Wednesday just before daylight the body of a young man was discovered lying face downward by the tracks of the B&O Railway at the coal chute west of Garrett. Purdy had left Albion the evening before with one or two companions, was seen in company with others at midnight in Garrett. When found the face was partially buried in cinders and was bruised and lacerated. There were no surrounding traces of struggle. None of the usual indications of being struck by a train were visible. Democrat 5-?-1892
Raber Lincoln Fremont died in Wolcottville, May 22, aged 42 years, 5 months and 22 days. He leaves an aged father living in Kendallville and a brother in Portland, Oregon. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. Democrat 6-4-1903
Raby Oliver, 12, son of Dr. William Raby, drowned in the reservoir at Rome City on Tuesday of last week while bathing. New Era 7-2-1874
Raby William, 60, Wolcottville, died at his home Friday from heart disease. He is survived by a widow, 2 sons, Roy and James of Wolcottville; and 2 daughters, Mrs. Beulah Long of Garrett and Mrs. George Gardner of Sturgis, Mich. Obsequies were at the home Sunday. Democrat 3-22-1915
Ragan - The family of Daniel Ragan Jr. in Green Twp are said to be shockingly afflicted. Five of the family were stricken with typhoid fever. A daughter, aged 16, was buried on Saturday, leaving 4 in a dangerous condition. Democrat 12-30-1891
Ragan Ann (Dingman) was born in Sidney, Ohio, January 14, 1816 and came with her parents to Indiana in 1825, settling near Fort Wayne. She married Daniel Ragan January 1, 1837. They had 13 children, 3 of whom survive her, with 55 grandchildren, 88 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren. She had been a resident of Green Twp for 53 years. She died February 4, 1901, 85 years and 21 days old. Funeral was at Charter Oak. Burial, Gray Cemetery. Albion Democrat 2-14-1901
Ragan Daniel was an early settler and the oldest man in Green Twp. Nearly 50 years ago he made the log cabin school houses ring with his stentorian voice in the interest of the Christian religion; and where now stands the residence of John Walker, E. Main St., in the old log school house, his voice was uplifted in the cause. At the old Green log church, he was conspicuous as an exhorter and a worker in the Sunday School cause. In later years, what old settler of the south side have not been interested in him while crying public sales? Last new year himself and wife celebrated, what few if any of us expect to, his 60th marriage anniversary. He was a member of the Methodist Church. He died February 5, at the age of 82 years and 7 months. The remains were interred in the old Samuel Gray graveyard. 2-5-1897 He was born in Ohio in 1814 and settled in 1837. He had been blind for about 2 years preceding his death. Democrat 2-17-1897
Ragan James - Mrs. Toke Snell received a telegram from Michigan Sunday morning stating that her brother, James Ragan, was killed Saturday evening. The team he was driving having run away. Mrs. Snell left Monday for her brother’s home. Wolf Lake Trolley 4-25-1907
Ralihan Nevada, 86, died Tuesday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Calve Smith, in Chicago. She went to Chicago about 15 years ago to reside with the daughter. Services Thursday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. 1959
Ramer - Albert Ramer of near Brimfield is having his share of troubles lately. His wife died August 1, 1900 and one week ago last Friday his youngest child died at Montpelier, Ohio, aged about 9 months. Funeral was at the father’s home one week ago Sunday. Burial, Osborn Cemetery. Democrat 3-21-1901
Ramer Bert Mrs. - Mrs. J. W. Zimmerman and Miss Etta Zimmerman attended the funeral of Mrs. Bert Ramer at Brimfield Saturday. She was a cousin of the former. Democrat 8-9-1900
Ramsby - Frank Parks and wife attended the funeral of Uriah Ramsby’s daughter, niece of Mrs. Parks, at the Hawpatch Thursday of last week. Kimmell Enterprise 4-26-1907
Ramsby Henry, a former resident of Noble County, died at his home in Alanson, Mich., one week ago Sunday. He is survived by a wife; 3 daughters; 4 sons, all of Alanson; 2 brothers, George and Uriah of Ligonier. Democrat 1-6-1913
Ramsby Robinson 86, died at his home in Portland, Oregon, Monday. He was the uncle of Alva and Milton Hostetter of this city and Mrs. F. M. Parks of Brimfield. He came into Noble County in the fifties. He was elected sheriff in 1862 and re-elected in 1864. He went to Oregon in 1867, where he became a minister of the gospel, was elected sheriff of his county and also a member of the legislature. A few years ago he removed to Portland, Oregon. His death leaves 7 ex-sheriffs of Noble County living, N. P. Eagles of this city, W. W. Riddle of Kendallville, Samuel Braden of Wolf Lake, A. A. Kimmell of Huntington, Harry Bell of Elkhart Twp, C. C. Simon of Wolcottville, and W. F. Metz of this city. New Era 4-7-1909
Ramsey Benjamin S Mrs., 47, died at her home in Goshen on Wednesday of last week of a complication of diseases. She was born in this city and moved to Goshen with her family about 12 years ago. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Goshen and is survived by her husband; 5 daughters, Mrs. Al Miller of Chicago, Mrs. B. F. Ober of Goshen, and Misses Grace, Edith and Cora at home; 3 sisters, Mrs. Mary Stoops of Nappanee, Mrs. W. A. Coon and Mrs. J. H. Cockley; and 2 brothers, John B. and Riley Pepple of this city. Obsequies were at the First Christian Church in Goshen last Friday. Democrat 9-11-1902
Ramsten Elizabeth (Martz) died Sunday at the home of her son, Henry, south of this place, at the age of 78 years, 3 months and 5 days. Funeral was at the residence on Tuesday. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. She was born in Snyder County, Pennsylvania, July 5, 1816. She married Henry Ramsten April 5, 1840. He died nearly 3 years ago. They came to Noble County in 1849, settling first in Allen Twp and later moving to their homestead in Swan Twp. They were the parents of 5 children. Two, Mrs. Sophia Stahl and Henry Ramsten, survive. Democrat 11-1-1894
Randall Alvin J died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Perry Rice in Jefferson Twp about 3 miles northeast of this city, August 3, 1899, aged 79 years, 10 months and 5 days. He was born in Delaware County, Ohio, September 28, 1819. In his early boyhood his parents removed to Indiana. He married Urana Archer of Sparta Twp in 1855. They had 3 sons and 4 daughters. One son and one daughter died in infancy. His companion died May 28, 1874, since which time he has lived with his children. Funeral was at Indian Village Saturday. Burial in cemetery adjacent. Albion Democrat 8-10-1899
Randall Enos - From Delia Hall, a sister of the deceased gentleman, we learn the particulars of the death of Mr. Enos Randall and wife at LaGrange last Thursday. He had been sick more than a week with lung fever. When the end came, his wife, who was sitting beside him, attempted to rise to her feet but was unable to use her limbs at all. She was placed on another bed in the same room and in just 40 minutes, she too was dead. The double funeral was held at Wright’s Corners Sunday, Mr. Randall being buried there beside his former wife, the mother of his 12 children. Mrs. Randall was buried in Orange Cemetery. Democrat 2-28-1895
Randall Susan, 72, of Ligonier, died at Goshen last Thursday. She leaves 2 sons, Robert Randall of Ligonier and James Randall of Los Angeles, California. Democrat 2-8-1900
Randol Perry, 78, a former resident of Rome City and Wolcottville, died at the home of his son, J. F., in Fort Wayne from dropsy and heart trouble. During the Civil War he served in Co. H, 44th Indiana Regiment. He was preceded in death by his wife 3 years ago. He is survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Jennie Karriger of Sturgis, Mich., Mrs. Ida Kerr of Rome City, and Mrs. Nellie Stence of Grand Rapids, Mich.; 3 sons, Charles of Garrett, Samuel of Kendallville, and J. F. of Fort Wayne. Obsequies were held at Rome City. Democrat 1-4-1915
Rarick Jasper, 78, was born in Jay County, Indiana, October 2, 1834, and died October 2, 1908. Came to Noble County in 1868. Democrat 8-9-1909
Rarick John Mrs. of Cromwell died at the home of Brooks Archer in Sparta Twp one week ago Monday of consumption, aged 33 years, one month and 11 days. She leaves a husband and 4 children. Democrat 8-9-1900
Rarick Rhoda Brown, 71, wife of Jasper Rarick, was born in Erie County, Penn. in 1838 and died in Noble County April 11, 1909. Came to Indiana in 1866. Democrat 8-9-1-1909
Rarick Wilmer J, 58, a lifelong resident of Big Lake, died Sunday at his home from a heart attack. He had driven a Wolf Lake school bus for 19 years and was operator of a summer drive-in restaurant at Big Lake. He was a member of Columbia City Modern Woodmen Lodge. Surviving are the widow, Mae; a son, William J., Ligonier; 2 daughters, Mrs. Dallas Shively, R. 4, Columbia City, and Mrs. Frances McGlocklin, Elkhart; 3 brothers, Merle, Lesco, and Charles of Columbia City; 3 sisters, Mrs. Sidney Quinn and Mrs. Elmer Clark, Columbia City, and Mrs. Charles Birch, Kimmell; and 11 grandchildren. Service will be Tuesday in Smith Funeral Home. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. 11-15-1959
Ratto Richard died Tuesday in St. Mary’s Hospital, Rochester, Minn., following major surgery. Surviving are the widow, Marie; and 3 sisters, Mrs. Harry Parr, Mrs. John M. Carson, and Mrs. Vera Paul, Chicago. Services will be Saturday in the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. 9-17-1957
Rauh Gladys Ellen, daughter of George and Alma Rauh, was born in Wayne Twp November 12, 1903 and died March 5, 1909, aged 5 years, 3 months and 21 days. She leaves her father, mother, 3 sisters and 2 brothers. Short services were at the house Sunday. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. New Era 3-10-1909
Rawles Hattie, 57, died last week at Kendallville on her birthday anniversary. New Era 3-7-1906
Ray - Mr. and Mrs. Edward P. Ray lost their little son November 22, who died of scarlet fever. This is the second child they have lost within a few months. Democrat 11-28-1883
Ray Martha Elizabeth, daughter of Oliver and Mary Ann Black, was born in Richland County, Ohio, January 9, 1850; and died at her home in Albion, February 9, 1908, aged 58 years and one month. At the age of 5 she came with her parents to Indiana. She married Edward P. Ray March 4, 1873. They had 2 sons and 4 daughters. Two children, Maude and Leonard, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. She is survived by a husband; one son, Vernon E; 3 daughters, Edith, Mary and Blanche; one granddaughter, Glennis Marie Ray; one brother, George C. Black of this city; one sister, Mrs. R. R. Shirk of South Bend. Obsequies were held Tuesday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. Democrat 2-13-1908
Ray Maud, daughter of E. P. and Martha Ray, died at the residence on September 21, 1883, aged 9 years, 9 months and 9 days. Democrat 9-26-1883
Ray Nathan Mrs. - Our patron, Solomon Summers of Jefferson Twp, was summoned to the bedside of his sister, Mrs. Nathan Ray, in Alvordton, Ohio, on Wednesday of last week. She died Saturday, aged 58. Funeral was on Tuesday of last week. She resided in Albion when Hosler’s saw mill was located here. Mr. Ray is an uncle of our townsman, Frank Landgraff. Democrat 7-26-1900
Rea Ranson, 76, died March 3 at his home in Ligonier from diabetes and complications. He was a plasterer by trade and came to Ligonier from Mishawaka where the remains were taken for burial on Friday. Surviving are the widow, one sister and a brother. New Era 3-11-1942
Reamer Frederick of Wayne Twp and a pioneer of Noble County died at the residence of his son, Henry, in Cleveland, Ohio, where he had been visiting. The remains were brought to Kendallville for interment. Democrat 1-29-1908
Rearick S P, 80, died in Burlington, California. He was a former Albion resident and joined the Odd Fellow Lodge here in 1881. Democrat 5-19-1938
Redman Harry, 19, son of Nelson Redman, the proprietor of a saw mill near the county line west of Ligonier, was run over and killed by an express train one mile east of Millersburg on Wednesday morning. He was walking on the track and did not notice the approach of the train in time to get out of the way. Democrat 7-13-1893
Reed - The babe of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Reed of near Merriam died one week ago of pneumonia, aged 6 weeks. Democrat 4-12-1909
Reed - The infant babe of Michael Reed and wife was buried in the Thorn Cemetery Sunday. Democrat 3-25-1915
Reed - Mrs., an aged lady, died at her home in Rome City March 27 of paralysis. Funeral was Thursday. Burial, Osborn Cemetery beside her husband who died several years ago. She leaves a niece, Miss Della Ross. Democrat 4-5-1900
Reed Ella, 41, died at her home in Kendallville of cancer last Thursday. She is survived by one son, Guy. The remains were taken to Bryan, Ohio, for interment. Democrat 5-3-1909
Reed James, 55, died at his home in Rome City April 25, 1908. Wolf Lake Trolley 5-7-1908
Reed John, 76, an old resident, died in Washington Twp, November 6. Democrat 11-9-1887
Reed John M died Tuesday at the residence of his son, Thomas M. Reed, in this city. His son assisted him in dressing as usual, Tuesday morning and then went to his work in the Farmers Bank but was soon summoned home and found the father dead on his arrival. New Era 11-28-1906
Reed Kirk L, a former resident of Dodgeville, Wis., died at St. Mary’s Hospital in Oshkosh on April 13, 1903 of odema of the lungs, aged 29 years, 2 months and 9 days. He was born in Forest City, Ill., February 4, 1874 and came to Dodgeville in June 1902. He had been a traveling salesman for the past 12 years. Funeral was conducted by the IOOF Lodge at the grave. Interment was in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. He leaves a father and mother, William L. Reed and wife of Oshkosh (formerly of Albion, Ind.); 3 brothers, Everton G. of Oshkosh, Beecher J. of Bartlesville, Indian territory, and Bicknell O. of Marrinette, Wis. Democrat 4-23-1903
Reed Lucy, 74, of Churubusco, died Monday. She is survived by her husband; one son, James of Noble County; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Caroline Deck of Avilla and Mrs. Adaline Amos of Albion. Democrat 10-8-1920
Reed Mary (Geiger), Green Twp, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jasper Harrold, last Thursday of cancer of the face. She was a native of Lincoln County, Ohio, where she was born September 11, 1838, a daughter of Thomas and Jane Geiger. At her death she was 76 years, 6 months and 7 days of age. When a small girl she accompanied her parents to Whitley County and on December 5, 1858 she married David VanHouten, who died April 29, 1879. They had 9 children, 4 of whom survive, Mrs. Lella Smith, Silver Lake, Mrs. Catherine Copeland, Arkansas, Mrs. Jasper Harrold, this county, and Edward VanHouten of Garrett; also 3 brothers, George, William and Alfred Geiger of Green Twp; 2 sisters, Mrs. H. G. McDuffee of Allen County and Mrs. Irene Harter of Fort Wayne; 24 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She married Enos Reed in 1887. He survives. She was a member of the Sugar Grove Church of God where obsequies were held Sunday. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. 3-18-1915
Reed Peter - The remains of Peter Reed, who died in Nebraska a few days ago and son of David Reed of Green Twp were received at Churubusco September 28 and interred the following day. Democrat 10-3-1883
Rees Arthur Lee, son of Lee and Della Rees was born November 12, 1908 and died from broncho pneumonia March 5, 1909, aged 3 months and 21 days. He leaves a father, mother, 2 brothers and one sister. Funeral was at Sparta Church, Sunday. Burial in nearby cemetery. New Era 3-10-1909
Reese - Grandmother died September 6 at the home of her son, Marcellus, living 2 miles west of the Chapel. Funeral was at the Chapel September 7. She was about 82 years old. Democrat 9-14-1893
Reese Frederick, 88, an aged citizen of Elkhart Twp was kicked by a horse and died from his injuries Friday. He resided with his stepson, Christ Peters, west of Wawaka. One of the horses became entangled in a wire fence. Mr. Reese went out to extricate it and as he was doing so, the horse whirled and kicked him. Obsequies were at the M. E. Church in Wawaka Saturday. Democrat 1-20-1908
Reeves Edwin, the gentleman who was taken from Ligonier to the asylum at Logansport a few days ago, died Tuesday. Funeral may occur Friday. Democrat 12-7-1893
Rehling Oscar F died at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, November 2, 1959. He was a retired railroad worker, having retired from 36 years of service with the Pennsylvania Railroad. He is survived by his wife, Celia; one son, Richard of R. 4, Albion; 2 daughters, Mrs. Phyllis Bickle of Bay City, Michigan, and Mrs. Helen G. Noble of Wolcottville; 8 grandchildren; one brother, E. H. of Fort Wayne; 3 sisters, Mrs. G. K. Workman of Sarasota, Florida, Mrs. Rodney Breidenstein of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. E. E. Boese of Fort Wayne. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Fort Wayne and the Eagles Lodge of Ligonier. Funeral today at the funeral home in Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. 11-2-1959
Rehrer - Grandma, 82, died at the home of her son, John on VanScoyoc St., last Sunday. She was born in Pennsylvania, April 20, 1821 and has been a resident of Avilla for 48 years. Her husband and 3 children preceded her in death. She was a member of the Evangelical Church where services were held August 11. Burial in the Avilla Cemetery by the side of the husband, who died 15 years ago. Five children and one sister, Mrs. Michael Walter, preceded her in death. Democrat 8-13-1903
Rehrer Tom Mrs. of Fort Wayne died Wednesday and was interred Saturday. Tom was a former resident of Avilla. Democrat 4-25-1888
Reichard David Mrs. died at her home in Kendallville one week ago Wednesday of inflammation of the stomach. She had been married 3 weeks previous. Democrat 9-26-1901
Reinsch John F (Jack), 80, died Thursday at McCray Hospital. The wife, Mary; 2 sons, one daughter, 11 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; one brother and 2 sisters survive. 4-17-1969
Reis Katherine, 84, wife of John Reis, died at the family home Thursday of the infirmities of age. She had been married for 63 years. Her husband, 4 daughters and 2 sisters survive. Democrat 6-19-1924
Reminger Frederick of Allen Twp was thrown out of his buggy last Thursday and killed. Democrat 7-27-1893
Renahan Bertha Belle, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Abram Franks, was born in Elkhart Twp, February 20, 1874 and died at her home in Kokomo September 10, 1902, aged 28 years, 6 months and 20 days. She married Osee A. Renahan on November 28, 1899 and they took up their residence in Kokomo, where her husband held a lucrative position in a drug store. She attended the Presbyterian Church and taught Sunday School. Funeral was September 21 at Cosperville Freewill Baptist Church. Burial in nearby cemetery. She leaves a husband, little daughter, father, mother, 5 sisters and 4 brothers. Democrat 9-18-1902
Renier Joseph H died at the Central Hospital for the insane in Indianapolis one week ago last Thursday in which institution he had been receiving treatment for over 2 years, aged 36 years, 3 months and 22 days. He had been ill for about 5 years. He was the son of Anthony Renier residing south of Avilla. Obsequies were held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Avilla last Monday. He is survived by a wife, one son, one daughter, an aged father, 5 brothers and 2 sisters. Democrat 10-11-1909
Resler Ira C, 80, retired Noble County farmer, died Monday at the Whitley County Hospital. A native of Elkhart County, he was born December 17, 1877 to Ruben and Barbara Smith Resler. In 1900 he married Clara A. Brown. They started housekeeping on a farm in Green Twp. The last 49 years were spent on the Resler farm one mile south of Merriam. Following the death of Mrs. Resler in December, 1957, Mr. Resler made his home with his 2 children. He was a member of the Blue River Church of the Brethren. Surviving are one son, Don of Merriam; one daughter Mrs. Daisy Shively, Churubusco; 2 grandsons; and 8 great-grandchildren. Mr. Resler was the last of his family of 9 children. Funeral this morning at Sonday Funeral Home. Burial Christian Chapel Cemetery. 7-28-1958
Resler Irvin, son of Reuben Resler, living south of Albion, on Thursday last was handing a loaded gun through the garden fence to this brother when the weapon was accidentally discharged, tearing the arm, bones and all into shreds to the shoulder. Three doctors effected a clean and almost bloodless amputation at the shoulder joint, but the previous loss of blood, and shock resulted in his death. He was about 20 years old. The funeral was last Saturday. Democrat 10-21-1891
Reynolds A R Mrs. died at her home in Cleveland, Ohio, last Wednesday. She was formerly Miss Blanche Hissong and was married in Kendallville 13 years ago. She is survived by a husband and 2 children. The remains were taken to LaGrange for interment last Friday. Democrat 12-21-1908
Reynolds D H was born in Lockport, N. Y., June 23, 1828; died in Marion, Ind., Oct. 10, 1903. He married Harriet S. Parker April 3, 1851. His eldest daughter, Mrs. O. M. Goshorn, and son Frank, were with him in Marion where he had gone to see his daughter, Mrs. Edith Poyser, on her sick bed. His wife died in Albion August 15, 1895. They had 11 children, 5 preceding him in death. Surviving are Mrs. Osee M. Goshorn, LaGrange, Orley H, Ligonier, Marion and Rev. Preston, Lancaster, Ohio, Frank W of Marion, and Mrs. Edith Poyser of Marion. Burial, Albion Cemetery. New Era 10-14-1903
Reynolds Glenn - The funeral has been postponed until today on account of the late arrival of his sister, Mrs. Arthur Chamberlain of Montana. Democrat 1-31-1918
Reynolds William died last Saturday. Funeral Tuesday. Democrat 3-18-1894
Rhea - A child of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Rhea, about 8 months old, died last week of membranous croup. Democrat 3-18-1897
Rhea Robert, 74, Orange Twp, died at his home northeast of Brimfield Tuesday of pneumonia. He was born near Ligonier and with the exception of the years he was in the army during the Civil War, had resided on the farm where died, since 1860. He is survived by a widow and 3 children, Walter and John of Orange Twp and Mrs. J. R. Clark of Milwaukee, Wis. Three children preceded him in death. Democrat 1-16-1908
Rhoads Jacob, who was killed at Mendon on the 7th, was buried in the Albion Cemetery on Saturday last. New Era 1-16-1873
Rhoads Jacob, born in Ohio 1817; settled 1845; died March 27, 1897, aged 80, leaving 9 children, 41 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Democrat 7-1-1897
Rhoads Sarah died in Albion July 2, 1873 of bilious colic, aged 62 years, 5 months and 29 days. 7-2-1873
Rhodenbaugh - Mrs., an aged lady formerly of Swan Twp, but now of Topeka, died Thursday. Funeral on Saturday. She is the mother of John Rhodenbaugh of Garrett. New Era 1-13-1904
Rhodes Valerie (Haag) was born in Berks County, Pennsylvania, February 19, 1856; and died December 23, 1905, aged 49 years, 10 months and 4 days. At the age of 14 she came with her parents to Indiana and settled in DeKalb County. In 1875 she came to Swan Twp, Noble County. She married George Rhodes August 29, 1878. They had one daughter and 2 sons. On July 23, 1905 she became mentally deranged. She was removed to Longcliff, the hospital for the insane, at Logansport for treatment but gradually grew worse. She leaves a husband, one daughter, 2 sons, an aged father, one brother and one sister. Obsequies were held at the Lutheran Church in LaOtto, of which she was a member, December 26. Burial, Cedar Creek Cemetery. Democrat 12-28-1905
Rice - Charles Rice buried an infant last Thursday. Democrat 10-28-1897
Rice - Charles Rice found their youngest child dead in its cradle Sunday. Democrat 6-6-1901
Rice Charles, of Ligonier, died at the county infirmary Monday as the result of injuries he received in March. The condition of the Rice family has been a pathetic one during the past few months. Deprived of the father’s support, the mother was compelled to place the 3 children in the orphans’ home at Mishawaka. One became afflicted with facial paralysis and another was feeble minded. Mrs. Rice was at the infirmary for a few months where she gave birth to a child. Mr. Rice is survived by a wife, 4 children, one sister, Mrs. Will Harris of Elkhart, 2 brothers, Will of Elkhart and Bert of Ligonier. Burial, county cemetery. Democrat 1-2-1913
Rice Elizabeth, 89, died at Avilla Saturday of cancer. She was a resident of Elkhart for many years where her remains were interred. Democrat 3-15-1900
Rice Irvin, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Rice of Elkhart Twp, residing near Cosperville, died one week ago Monday, aged about 19 months. Obsequies were at Cosperville Free Baptist Church on Wednesday. Democrat 1-30-1908
Rice Jennie Bassett, about 35, died at Dowagiac, Michigan. She was a bright, intelligent young woman and while in Michigan about 12 years ago she married a worthless fellow of the name of Dan Rice. They had a son, Leon. About a year ago she was taken sick with consumption of the bowels and her husband deserted her. She spent last winter with her sister, Mrs. James King of Ligonier, and returned to Michigan in the spring to die in the midst of poverty. She was buried by the hand of charity at Dowagiac, Michigan, on July 24, 1897. Democrat 7-29-1897
Rice Mary was born in Wayne County, Ohio, June 7, 1824. She settled in Jefferson Twp about 1850. She married Oliver Rice June 13, 1851. They had 4 sons and one daughter. One son died in 1874 and 3 years later the husband died. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. She died June 17, 1903 at the home of her son, William, in Rome City, aged 74 years and 10 days. She leaves 3 sons, one daughter, 15 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She was the mother of Perry Rice of this city. Funeral was at Union Church in Jefferson Twp. Democrat 6-25-1903
Rice Sarah Ann - Funeral was at Cosperville Baptist Church Thursday. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. Democrat 11-8-1928
Rice Virgil D, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Rice, was born January 28, 1915 and died February 7, 1915. Funeral was at the home. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. Democrat 2-11-1915
Rich George W, 60, formerly treasurer of Elkhart Twp, died at his home in Goshen one week ago Tuesday. He was an old soldier and leaves a wife and one daughter. Democrat 5-29-1902
Richard Elizabeth, 66, widow of Benjamin Richard, died Tuesday. Services Thursday at Evangelical Church, Kendallville. New Era 1-26-1938
Richards - An infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Richards, Green Twp, died last week. Democrat 11-30-1893
Richards - The infant child of Mrs. Elijah Richards died April 8 and was buried at Sparta Wednesday. Kimmell Enterprise 4-12-1907
Richards W E, 84, practically a lifelong resident of Hicksville, O., died Saturday at the home of his son, Guy E., editor of the Avilla News. Mr. Richards came to Avilla 2 weeks ago. Surviving are the son; a sister, Mrs. Mattie Tiby of Woodburn; and a brother, Elliott of Santa Rosa, Cal. The body was taken to Hicksville where funeral was held Monday. Democrat 3-16-1933
Richardson Margaret died November 23, 1888, aged 71 years, 9 months and 16 days. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. Noble News 11-28-1888
Richey Malinda, 85, died at the home of her son, Henry, west of Churubusco, on Wednesday of last week. She was the mother of Mrs. H. C. Pressler of this city. Her husband died about 7 years ago, aged 85. Funeral was at the late home Thursday. Democrat 7-3-1902
Richmond John C, early settler of Ligonier, died recently at Sheffield, Ohio, while attending a reunion of the Richmond family. His home for many years has been at Ottawa, Kansas. New Era 9-7-1876
Riddle May died at the home of her uncle, T. P. Kessler, last Friday, of consumption. She was 25 years, 5 months and 23 days old at death. Burial, Union Cemetery beside her husband who died almost 3 years ago. New Era 2-17-1904
Riddle James died last Friday, aged 79 years, 4 months and 4 days. He leaves his wife, 2 sons and one daughter. Funeral was last Sunday. He was a soldier in the war with Mexico and in the Civil War. Democrat 4-11-1901
Riddle Joseph B, oldest male inhabitant of Albion, died at his residence of grippe on N. Orange St., April 12, 1901, aged 85 years, 3 months and 7 days. He was born in Richland County, Ohio, January 5, 1816. He married Traney Martha Knox in 1840. They had 9 children, 3 of whom preceded him in death. In 1848 the family removed to Jefferson Twp. Nineteen years ago they removed to Albion. Obsequies were at the Presbyterian Church Sunday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. He leaves a wife; 3 sons, William W. of Jefferson Twp, John K of Wayne Twp, Homer F of Albion; 3 daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth J Knepper of Brimfield, Mrs. Comfort E Stanley of this city, and Mrs. John E Gill of Chicago. Democrat 4-18-1901
Riddle Michael Mrs. - Mr. and Mrs. John Franks of Elkhart Twp took the 7:28 eastbound train here Monday for Ashland, Ohio, where they had been summoned by the death of the latter’s sister, Mrs. Michael Riddle, which occurred Monday. The deceased lady was about 75 and leaves a husband and daughter. Democrat 6-27-1901
Riddle Traney Martha was born in Richland County, Ohio, December 9, 1821, the daughter of John and Mary Muncy Knox who had settled in Ohio in an early day, removing from Pennsylvania. She married Joseph Bell Riddle, June 11, 1840 and with her husband moved to Jefferson Twp in March 1848. They moved to Albion April 1, 1882. He died April 12, 1901. They had 9 children, 6 of whom survive. She died June 27, 1903, aged 81 years, 6 months and 18 days. Surviving children are Elizabeth J. Knepper, Comfort E. Stanley, Edith M. Gill, William W, John K and Francis Homer Riddle. Of a family of 15 brothers and sisters, she is survived by 2 brothers, Wilson and Milton of Ohio; and 2 sisters, Mrs. William Huston of Jefferson Twp, and Mrs. John Brown of Iowa. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church where obsequies were held Tuesday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. Democrat 7-2-1903
Rider Nathaniel, as near as could be ascertained, threw himself into the water and was drowned on Wednesday. His body was recovered the same evening in an upright position - standing in the muddy bottom of the lake in about 15 feet of water. He had lived on the Andrew Miller farm south of Jacob Easley’s in Jefferson. He was found in the lake at the south end of the farm. Democrat 6-29-1889
Riegel Charles died September 6, New Era 9-21-1876
Riehm Jacob of Kendallville, died of apoplexy, May 29, while reading a newspaper, having only a short time before assisted his wife in making a flower rack. Born in Ohio, he came with his parents to South Milford when he was a child. He moved to a farm near Kendallville a few years ago and later moved to Kendallville. Surviving are the widow and 6 children, Philip of Johnstown, Pa., Bryan near Kendallville, Mrs. J. R. Cary and Mrs. S. C. Carter of Kendallville, Mrs. Ward Cary, Orland, and Ruth at home; a brother, Henry of Sturgis; and 3 sisters, Mrs. A. D. Sawyer and Mrs. Mary Carter of Kendallville, and Mrs. Laura Raber of Indianapolis. Democrat 6-5-1924
Ries Augusta, the 18-months old child of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ries of South Bend, died. Short services at the residence Friday. Remains will be shipped to Avilla for burial, Democrat 9-12-1901
Rigel Charles P, 80, a retired Noble County farmer, died Sunday in Lutheran Hospital. He made his home with a daughter, Mrs. Virgil Ebey, R. 4, Fort Wayne. Surviving are the widow, Nora C.; a son, Harry, Muncie; 2 others daughters, Mrs. Robert Burns, Columbia City, and Mrs. Thomas Drudge, Mishawaka; a brother, Roy, Philadelphia, Pa., and Mrs. Anna Shetron, Chambersburg, Pa.; 15 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral will be Wednesday in Big Lake Church of God. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. 7-3-1955
Riker Frank, Hillsdale, Mich., former resident of this community, was buried in Cosperville Cemetery. Services were at the Cosperville Baptist Church Friday. Noble County American 1-23-1941
Rimmel - Lewis Rimmel buried an infant last Wednesday. Democrat 11-11-1897
Rimmel Annetta, 95, died Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Forrest Edmonds, northwest of Brimfield, following a heart attack. She was born May 27, 1856 near Rome City; was a lifelong resident of Noble County; and was the widow of Amos R. Rimmel. She was a school teacher prior to he marriage and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star. Surviving are the daughter; 2 sons, Clinton S. and Glenn of Kendallville; 6 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was the last of a family of 9 children. Services Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. 3-16-1952
Rimmel George Mrs. died at her residence in Orange Twp Tuesday. She was a daughter of W. B. Iddings. New Era 6-28-1894
Rimmel Millie, 72, of Mulligan, Michigan, died of apoplexy at the home of her sister, Mrs. George Simmons in Albion, Thursday. The body was taken to Michigan for burial. 6-11-1925
Rimmel RoscoeT, 62, of R. 1 Albion, farmer and real estate dealer, died Thursday at his home after suffering a heart attack. He was a native and lifelong resident of this community and a former Noble County sheriff, serving in 1939 and 1940. He was a Democrat and a member of the Albion Masonic Lodge. Surviving are the widow, Mary; 2 daughters, Mrs. Jane Kiester and Mrs. Harriet Hile, Albion; a son, Burton of Albion; 9 grandchildren; his mother, Flossie of Albion; 3 sisters, Mrs. Beth Breeden, Mrs. Edith Frymier and Mrs. Ruby Stringfellow, Albion; and 2 brothers, Aaron, Albion and Bernard, Battle Creek. Funeral Saturday in the Presbyterian Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. 4-16-1959
Ripperton Jesse - The mangled remains of Jesse Ripperton of near Cosperville was found on the Lake Shore railway tracks about 2 miles east of Ligonier. The body was examined and in one pocket was found a silver 50 cent coin; in another was a subpoena summoning Jesse Ripperton to appear as a witness in a case on trial at Albion. The supposition was that the victim had boarded a freight at Ligonier and had fallen off. It has been ascertained that he rode to Ligonier on his wheel the previous evening and had started back home when he punctured a tire and returned to Ligonier. He left the bicycle in a saloon where he had been drinking earlier in the evening. Trainmen think it possible that Ripperton was pushed off the train by tramps. He was about 20 years of age and unmarried and was in the habit of drinking to excess. He had spent some time in jail. His father is dead and he lived with his mother on a 20-acre farm near Cosperville. Democrat 6-20-1901
Rittenhouse Elder Mrs. of York Twp died at her home last Sunday. Burial, Monday, in Wright Cemetery. Democrat 6-8-1887
Ritter David, residing near Blue River Bethel, died Friday of dropsy and was buried Sabbath day at Christian Chapel Cemetery. New Era 2-18-1903
Ritter Jesse - The body arrived at his home Thursday and funeral was Saturday. Democrat 8-7-1924
Ritter Margaret (Gibson) was born in LaGrange County on the old Gibson farm, and died at her home in Green County, Missouri, April 11, 1902, aged 59 years, 5 months and 29 days. She married Jeremiah Ritter September 12, 1861. They had 10 children, 7 of whom survive. She also leaves a husband, 2 brothers and 3 sisters. She was a member of the Christian Church. Funeral was at the home of M. J. Sweet of Elkhart Twp. The deceased was a sister of Mrs. James W. Sweet of Jefferson Twp and before the family’s removal to the west they resided near Brimfield. Democrat 4-17-1902
Ritter William E, 88, died today in Oak Park Sanitarium at Roanoke. He had been there since being taken there from his home in Noble County a year ago. Surviving are 3 sons, Sydney of Albion, and William and Royal, addresses unknown; 3 daughters, Mrs. Mary Turner, Alhambra, Calif., Ms. Elsie Waldron, Glendale, Calif., and Mrs. Dorothy Dobrodt, Elkhart; one brother, Charles of Cromwell; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Services Saturday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. 8-22-1956
Rivir Jane died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harvey J. Young, in Noble Twp, Tuesday. Funeral at Merriam this forenoon. Democrat 10-9-1902
Rivir Julia Ann (Hosler) died in her most elegantly furnished home in Marion, Ind., on December 2. She was born in Morrow County, Ohio, August 9, 1843, and lived to the age of 66 years, 3 months and 23 days. She is survived by her husband; 5 children; 7 grandchildren; 3 sisters; 3 brothers. Funeral was at Christian Chapel at Merriam December 5. The congregation which assembled was the larges seen at the church for years, this being the home of Mr. and Mrs. Rivir until about 10 years ago. Democrat 12-9-1909
Ritter William Mrs., about 42, died at her home 6 miles southeast of Albion last Saturday. Obsequies were at Ormas Baptist Church Monday. Burial, Ormas Cemetery. Democrat 11-4-1909
Robbins Charles W died at his home in Cromwell August 30, aged 55 years, 4 months and 24 days. He left a wife; 3 sons and 7 daughters. Funeral was Friday. He was for several years a member of the B&O bridge carpenter force. Democrat 9-6-1900
Robbins Hannah, 75, died at the home of her son, John Potter of LaOtto, from organic disease of the heart and arteries. New Era 10-21-1903
Robbins Lucy, widow of the late Harry Robbins of Cromwell, died Friday of a heart attack at the Soldier’s Home in Lafayette. Surviving are a son in Iowa; a sister, Mrs. Harriet Jones of Cromwell; and a brother, Frank Bothwell of Ligonier. Funeral was at the home with burial in Lafayette. She had resided in this community all her life until about 3 years ago when she went to Albion and Avilla, and then to Lafayette. No date
Roberson Alvin J, 48, apparently despondent over his inability to work, killed himself yesterday with a shotgun blast in the head. The body was found a few minutes later by a daughter, Barbara, 17. Ill about a year, he was a former employee of the Wayne Meal Protection Co. in Fort Wayne. Other survivors are another daughter, Maria at home; his mother, Mrs. Ida Roberson of Churubusco; 4 sisters and a brother. Services tomorrow in Nazarene Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. 4-22-1959
Roberts Darius, 43, of Kendallville, died one day last week. New Era 7-8-1880
Roberts Frank, former Albion real estate dealer, died at Wellington, N.C. April 22 and was buried at LaFontaine, Ind. April 24. The Masonic Lodge was in charge of services. He was born in 1884. American 4-30-1942
Roberts Llewellen, twin son of Mr. and Mrs. James Roberts, died, aged 8 months and 29 days. Democrat 5-2-1901
Roberts Mary M (Coffinberry), widow of William Roberts, died at her home in Wawaka, July 23, 1903, aged 82 years, 2 months and 17 days, from cancer of the left cheek and old age. She was born in Richland County, Ohio, May 6, 1821. Obsequies were held in Wawaka Friday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. Democrat 7-30-1903
Robinson James died at his home in Jamestown, Mo., September 10. He lived in Wayne Twp several years prior to his removal to Missouri. He was 87 years, 3 months and 18 days. Democrat 9-27-1900
Robinson Walter, 65, senior partner in the Robinson Insurance Co. here, died today in the LaGrange County Hospital from a heart ailment. He was born in Joliet, Ill. and had resided here about 50 years, coming to Ligonier from New Jersey. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite. Surviving are the widow, Helen; 2 sons, Walter Jr, this city, and Edgar S., El Segundo, Calif.; 2 brothers, Herbert, Southgate, Calif., and Squire, Berkley, Mich.; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Isaac Weimer, North Hollywood, Calif., and Mrs. Ray Greene, Tampa, Fla. Services Sunday in Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. 8-11-1955
Rockey David, 77, who has been an inmate of the county infirmary for about 2 months, died there June 15 from stomach trouble. He was taken to Cold Springs for interment. Noble Democrat 6-23-1898
Roderick Charles M, 84, of LaGrange, former LaGrange County highway superintendent, died yesterday in the home of a son, Raymond, Rome City, following a heart attack after fishing in Sylvan Lake. He was born in LaGrange County and resided in Topeka until moving to LaGrange in 1922. He had stayed with his son most of the time since the death of his wife in 1952. Surviving are another son, Glen of Kendallville; a daughter, Mrs. Charles Billman, Los Angeles; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Russell Roderick, LaGrange; 4 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Services Tuesday in Caton & Frurip Funeral Home. Burial, Eden Cemetery. 9-28-1957
Rodgers Emma (Beck) a niece of Michael Beck of this city, died at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, April 13, of consumption. Noble Democrat 4-21-1898
Rodger Josephus - The remains was removed from the Lisbon cemetery to the cemetery in Avilla last Friday. He had been buried 18 years. Democrat 2-13-1902
Rodian Mary Anderson was born in Sweden on March 2, 1850. When 18 she came to America and 2 years later in Rockford, Illinois she married Charles Rodian. This was in 1870 and very soon they moved to Indiana and lived near Albion where Mr. Rodian was employed in the building of the B&O Railroad and helped lay the first rails through Albion. Later they moved to Jefferson Twp. Mr. Rodian died on Christmas day of 1927. She died May 8, 1942, 92 years, 2 months and 6 days. There were 2 daughters, Mrs. Anna Foster died in 1906, and Mrs. Hattie Hjalmerson, a granddaughter, Mrs. Earl Kirkpatrick; 7 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren. 5-8-1942
Rogers Freddie, son of James and Mina Rogers, died April 22, 1891, congestion and lagrippe, aged 4 months and 22 days. Funeral and interment at Wolf Lake April 23. Democrat 5-6-1891
Rogers George W, 87, a resident of Kendallville for more than 75 years and the city’s oldest manufacturer, died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Cass of complications and infirmities May 11. He had worked in a furniture and clothes rack factory there for nearly 70 years. 5-11-1935
Rogers Nathan B died at the home of his son, Clyde, Tuesday from paralysis, aged 59 years, 11 months and 19 days. He was stricken with paralysis at the Kendallville fair grounds in August 1908. "Sandy", as he was known, was by occupation an engineer. Of more recent years he was engaged in the well business, in training horses, and for a few years acted as court bailiff. He was a member of Albion lodge No. 223, Knights of Pythias and Albion Temple, Pythian Sisters. He is survived by a wife; one daughter, Mrs. Charles Callahan; one son, Clyde; 4 grandchildren. Obsequies ere at the Lutheran Church Thursday afternoon. Burial, Albion Cemetery. Democrat 12-30-1909
Rogers Rilla - The funeral procession of Mrs. Rilla Rogers passed through this place last Thursday en route for Swan where she was taken for burial. Democrat 1-9-1889
Romanus Mary Ann, 71, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. A. Smith in Kendallville, last Thursday of cancer of the stomach. The remains were taken to the former home of the deceased, Edgerton, Ohio, for burial. Democrat 1-13-1919
Roscoe Nelson died in York Twp March 25, 1886, aged 27 years, 8 months and 23 days. He was born in Milan, Erie County, Ohio, July 2, 1858. He came with his parents to Noble County in 1861 and engaged in farming. He married Celia Clark of Wolf Lake on December 25, 1884. She, with an infant son, remain. Funeral was in the Albion M. E. Church March 27, 1886. Democrat 3-31-1886
Rose Frank, 73, an inmate of the county infirmary for the past 18 months, died of consumption there Monday. He was an old soldier but was unsuccessful in securing a pension. He was born near Niagara Falls and had lived in Ligonier of late years. The only relative that he had living is a nephew in Eaton Rapids, Mich. Burial, Albion Cemetery. Noble Democrat 2-17-1878
Rose Jacob, a son-in-law of Ryer McDonald of Jefferson Twp, was killed at Melrose, Minn. on October 27, while on duty as switchman. He was in the employ of the Great Northwestern Railway Co. at Melrose. While making a coupling he was caught between the draw beams of the cars and suffered injuries as to cause his death one hour and 30 minutes later. He married Laura M. McDonald August 1, 1888. He leaves a widow, 2 daughters, a father, mother, 4 brothers, and 3 sisters. His age was 36 years and 7 months. His remains were taken to Garrett where they were laid to rest August 30, 1897 in the Evergreen Cemetery. 10-27-1897
Rose Louis, native of Noble County and born near Wawaka, was killed Monday evening in an accident at Cleveland, Ohio. His home was in Elkhart. He is survived by the widow; one son, Robert at home; one brother, Dan A. of near Wawaka; one sister, Mrs. Rush Cunningham of near Ligonier. New Era 5-6-1942
Rose Manuel, son of Daniel Rose of this place, died at his home near Cosperville Sunday of typhoid fever. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. New Era 11-25-1903
Rose William died at the home of his son, D. W. Rose, in Kimmell, January 26, 1903, aged 80 years and 8 months. He was born in Hocking Twp, Fairfield County, Ohio, May 26, 1821. When about 7 years of age he moved with his parents to Pickaway County. Here he married at the age of 24, Eliza Billman. After the birth of his second daughter he and his family cam to Indiana in 1851 and settled in Elkhart Twp. After 14 years of marriage, his wife died. In 1860 he married Sophia Boss. She died in 1892. Since then he has made his home mostly among his children. He leaves 2 sons, 4 daughters, 33 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the German M. E. Church at Springfield. Funeral was at the Freewill Baptist Church at Springfield. Burial in nearby cemetery. Democrat 2-12-1903
Rosenberger Bessie died December 27, 1899 of pleuro pneumonia; aged 6 years, 5 months and 21 days; residence Swan Twp; burial, Huntertown, December 29, 1899. Democrat 12-28-1899
Rosenberger Mae, 18, died Saturday. Funeral at the Lutheran Church Tuesday. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. New Era 11-4-1903
Rosenbury Carrie, wife of former commissioner, W. K. Rosenbury, died at Lakeside Hospital Saturday from pneumonia. There are no children. She was a member of the Pythian Sisters and the Presbyterian Church. Surviving are one brother, Charles Kingsley of LaGrange; and 3 sisters, Mrs. Eva Barr, Kendallville, Mrs. J. Caton, LaGrange, and Mrs. George Stehr of Cincinnati. Funeral was Monday at the Presbyterian Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. Democrat 6-16-1924
Rosenogle Marie Ann, 43, of Wyandotte, Mich., formerly of Whitley County, was killed Monday in a head-on auto crash near Big Horn, Wyoming. The husband, Ralph, is in critical condition. A son, Roger, a daughter, Shirley and a daughter Kathy all suffered injuries in the accident. Services will be Sunday in J. A. DeMoney & Son Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. 8-16-1957
Rosenogle Ralph Jay, 43, R. 1, Wyandotte, Mich., died Monday in a Basin, Wyoming hospital of injuries sustained in an auto accident August 12, at Big Horn, Wyoming. His wife, Marie, was killed instantly and 3 of their 6 children will remain in the hospital another 3 weeks. They were former residents of Whitley County. Surviving are 3 sons, Lloyd, Jerry and Roger at home; 3 daughters, Susan, Shirley and Kathy at home; 6 brothers, Don and Omar, Albion, Earl in Oregon, Dewey this city, Verlin in New Mexico, and Ora, Fort Wayne; 3 sisters, Mrs. Grace Zolman, Mrs. Thomas McCulley and Mrs. Charles Bryie, all of Churubusco. Funeral at J. A. DeMoney & Son Funeral Home Friday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. 8-19-1957
Roser Amelia, 96, of Kendallville, was found dead in her home Friday. Coroner gave cause of death as a heart attack. New Era 6-8-1932
Ross Frank was born August 12, 1874 near Brimfield and died September 26, 1924 at the Irene Byron Hospital where he was receiving treatment for tuberculosis. He was the youngest son of William and Mary Ross. The mother died a little over 2 months ago. He married Mina VanBuskirk April 16, 1890, who, with a sister, Mrs. George Strater of near Kendallville, and brother, Walter A. of near Wolcottville remain. Funeral was Sunday at the Brimfield M. E. Church. Burial, Osborne Cemetery. Democrat 10-16-19124
Ross George of Kendallville died last Saturday. He was a native of Allen Twp and with the exception of about 8 years had resided in and about Kendallville all his life. He was aged 67 years, 4 months, one day, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Ross, who came to this county from Ohio in 1838. He had been in the lumber and timber business and about 2 weeks ago he was struck by the limb of a falling tree. One of his ribs were fractured and maybe he was injured internally. The day previous to his demise he was doing his chores and visited his brother, James in the forenoon. Upon returning to the house he complained of a pain in the stomach. Dr. Nifer later in the evening found his patient dying. Congestion of the stomach and bowels was given as cause of death. He was twice married. To the first union 5 children were born. His second wife was Minnie Frazure, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Frazure of this city. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and is survived by a wife; one son and 2 daughters, Adelbert Ross of Lima, Ms. H. R. Rice of Birmingham, Ala., Clela, the 12-year old at home. Democrat 12-28-1908
Ross Harvey died last Wednesday from a complication of diseases. Democrat 12-23-1909
Ross Harvey Mrs. of Huntertown, who was injured in a runaway about 3 weeks ago, died at her home Saturday and was laid to rest by the side of her daughter in Huntertown Cemetery Tuesday. Democrat 6-28-1900
Ross Mary Ann was born in Morrow County, Ohio, on January 6, 1837, the daughter of John Bear, and a member of a large family, all of whom have preceded her in death. Before the Civil War she married William Ross, who died about 23 years ago. They had 6 children, 3 of whom are dead. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Jennie Strater of Kendallville; 2 sons, W. A. of Wolcottville and Frank of near Brimfield; 6 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was a member of the Reformed Mennonite Church. Democrat 7-24-1924
Ross William was born in Morrow County, Ohio, September 21, 1832 and died at his home near Brimfield of congestion of the lungs, February 12, 1901, aged 68 years, 4 months and 21 days. He was the oldest child of Mr. and Mrs. Semple Ross. His father was born in Pennsylvania in 1805 and his mother, Sarah (Barr) was born in Center County of the same state, December 25, 1806. The deceased married Mary A Barr July 1, 1858. They had 6 children; Jennie, the wife of George Strater, Walter A. and Frank, who with the widow and 4 grandchildren survive. Hannah M, Edward and Elbert preceded him in death. He came to Noble County in October 1858 and settled on the farm where he died. Funeral was at the home February 14. Burial, Osborne Cemetery. Albion Democrat 2-21-1901
Ross Wilson W, 77, died Monday at the home of his son, W. R. of Avilla from pernicious anemia. He resided in Star City, Ind. until a few months ago when he came to the home of his son in Avilla. Democrat 2-9-1933
Rossington Charles H, 43, formerly proprietor of the Albion House in this city, died in a hospital in Peoria, Ill. of paralysis, Sunday. He had held a position with the Baltes House of Fort Wayne as clerk until last Friday when he resigned. On Saturday he left for Peoria, Ill. to work at the National Hotel. He is survived by a widow and one son, 4 years old. It is to be regretted that his appetite for strong drink ruined his promising career. Democrat 9-2-1909
Roth - One of the twin sons born to Dr. and Mrs. J. R. Roth Friday in the Luckey Hospital, Wolf Lake, was dead at birth. Survivors include the parents; another brother, James; 2 sisters, Ann and Mary Lee; and the grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. Harold Luckey of Rome City, and Mrs. William L. Roth, Boonville. Graveside rites will be held Sunday at Christian Chapel Cemetery. 6-24-1956
Rothnel Charles Mrs., about 40, died at her residence May 10, 1898. Funeral was at the Lutheran Church May 11. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. Noble Democrat 5-19-1898
Rouke Michael J
died at his home in Ligonier one week ago Tuesday, aged 59 years, 9 months and 21 days. He leaves a wife and 5 children. Democrat 7-17-1902
Roupp John, 79, a former resident of Wawaka, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Josephine Federspiel, Fort Wayne. The remains were brought here Sunday for burial in Cosperville Cemetery. Democrat 12-6-1928
Roush Daniel, 80, a Civil War veteran, died at his home in Kendallville Sunday from a prolonged illness. He was a member of Company E 16th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. In 1865 he married Martha Emerick and has resided in Kendallville since 1891. The widow and 2 daughters, Mrs. Alice Whitbeck and Mrs. Harold Hunt, both of Toledo, survive. Democrat 1-26-1923
Routsong Benjamin, 82, died at his home in Rome City June 28, 1908. He had been a resident of Rome City for 42 years. Democrat 9-17-1908
Routsong Daniel, 54, a former resident of Noble County, died from pulmonary tuberculosis at his home in Goshen one week ago Saturday. By trade he was a barber and he left Noble County 10 years ago. Obsequies were held at Goshen Tuesday. Burial, Oak Ridge Cemetery. Democrat 6-28-1909
Ruberto - The infant son of Frank Ruberto died on Wednesday and was buried at Avilla Friday. Democrat 2-21-1895
Rule William Hilas, son of Charles and Alice Rule of this city, died last Thursday of cholera infantum. He was born January 24, 1901 and died August 7, 1902, aged one year, 6 months and 13 days. Cottage services were held from the home Friday. Burial, Wright Cemetery. Democrat 8-14-1902
Rumbaugh - infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rumbaugh, died last Thursday of whooping cough. Funeral and interment in Albion Cemetery, Friday. Democrat 7-20-1892
Rumpf Henry, 62, of Kendallville, was killed there Thursday while picking up coal from the Lake Shore tracks, by being hit by a freight engine he failed to see. He leaves a wife and 3 children. New Era 2-17-1915
Runyan Andrew died at the home of his brother, Joseph of this place, on New Year’s Day. Funeral was at the residence on Friday. Burial, Osborne Cemetery. Democrat 1-9-1908
Runyan Elron
, the 9-year old son of Joseph Runyan and wife of Rome City, was kicked to death by a colt Monday while visiting with his mother at his grandfather’s, Nathan Brown who lives 6 miles north of Winchester. Mr. Runyan is connected with the electric light plant at Rome City. Democrat 9-17-1903
Ruple William A, 73, died Tuesday at his home on E. 4th St. of cancer. Surviving are 2 sons, John and Mort; and one daughter, Mrs. Marion Brady, all residents of Mishawaka. Christian Science services were held this afternoon at Brown Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. 1930
Rupp Linus, Ligonier, was found dead in a closet at the rear of the Schloss Grocery. He had been afflicted for several years with severe bladder trouble but otherwise seemed hale and hearty. He was over 84 years of age and had lived in Ligonier for 40 years. Democrat 1-8-1903
Russell - Grandmother Russell, who had nearly attained her ninetieth year, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. George Zigler of Jefferson Twp on March 28. Democrat 3-31-1886
Russell Earl of this place was struck by No. 16 at Rolling Prairie, Ind. and killed instantly. The remains were brought here Tuesday at his mother’s home, Mrs. Baily. Democrat 9-2-1909
Russell Ermina, wife of George W. Russell, died at her home in this city March 17, 1900 from lung trouble. Her husband was away at the time, being employed on Peabody’s saw mill at Arcola. The only members at home were her son John and wife and her granddaughter, Ollie Walker. Funeral was at Charter Oak Monday. Burial, Gray Cemetery. She was the daughter of Anderson and Mary Hutchins, born August 20, 1838 and at the time of death was aged 61 years, 7 months and 17 days. She leaves a husband: 4 sons, James of Butler, Samuel of Oakland City, John of this city, Joseph of Byron, Ill.; and one daughter, Mrs. Almeda Walker of Cleveland, Ohio. Democrat 3-22-1900
Russell George Washington was born in Richland County, Ohio, September 28, 1837 and died at his home in Pierceton, Ind., November 24, 1909, aged 72 years, one month and 26 days. A short time after his birth he came with his parents to Fort Wayne. In 1854 he moved to Noble County where the greater part of his life was spent. His first marriage was to Emma Hutchinson. They had 6 boys and 2 girls, 2 boys and one girl preceding him in death. His wife died at Albion on March 17, 1900. He married on August 9, 1903, Sarah Jane Rice of Pierceton. He is survived by his widow; 4 sons, one daughter; one brother and 2 sisters. Funeral was at Charter Oak Church on November 26. Burial, Gray Cemetery. Democrat 12-9-1909
Russell Gladys, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Russell Jr., died of consumption January 24, 1894, aged one year, one month and 7 days. Funeral was at the house last Friday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. Democrat 2-1-1894
Russell Grace, wife of George O. Russell Jr. of this city died Monday from consumption, aged 26 years an 19 days. She was the daughter of C. B. Phillips, born in this city August 2, 1873. She married George O. Russell Jr. December 25, 1890. Obsequies were at the residence of her father Wednesday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. She leaves husband, a daughter, Velma, and a sister. Albion Democrat 8-24-1899
Russell James died March 11, 1892 from heart disease while dressing himself. He was born in Beaver County, Pennsylvania in 1809 and was 82 years, 3 months and 27 days of age at death. He came to Richland County, Ohio in 1821 and married Mary Ulrey in 1830. They had 12 children. In 1849 he moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana. He leaves his wife and 8 children; Mrs. H. G. Scarlett of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Joseph Rockhill of Arcola, Mrs. G. W. Geiger of Churubusco, Washington Russell of Green Center, Mrs. John McGuire of Churubusco; 45 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren. Funeral was at the house. Burial in Union Cemetery in Green Twp. Democrat 3-23-1892
Russell Lawrence E, 75, 923 Archer Ave., a retired civil service employee in the Forestry Division, died Sunday at St. Joseph Hospital from lobar pneumonia. He was born September 7, 1883 in Green Twp and spent most of his life in Noble County and at Grabill, being at Archer Ave. the past 16 months. Surviving are the wife, Marie, Grabill; 5 daughters, Mrs. Pauline Clark, Bryan, O., Mrs. Robert Abbott, Phoenix, Ariz., Mrs. Robert Swain, Camp LeJeune, N. C., Mrs. Carter McLaughlin, Mrs. Gordon Gissler, both of Fort Wayne; 2 sons, Eugene Schuster, Fort Wayne, and Jerry Schuster, Rome City; 2 sisters, Mrs. Maggie Reed, Spencerville, and Mrs. Ray Cullum, Columbia City, R. 3. Services will be Wednesday in Sonday Funeral Home, Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. 5-3-1959
Russell Martin, son of Will and Phoebe Russell, died at his home September 9, aged one year, 7 months and 9 days. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. New Era 9-16-1903 Democrat 9-17-1903
Russell Samuel died at the home of his son, Will, near Green Center, Monday. He is survived by 5 children, Mrs. George Arthur of Churubusco, Mrs. Lester McCoy, Mrs. Louis Leitch, Will and Henry Russell of Green Twp. He was a brother of Mrs. C. F. Haney of this city. Democrat 8-12-1909