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Barber Albert E, 87, a resident of Kendallville 11 years and a former resident of Illinois, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Doub of Kendallville Friday. Surviving are two daughters, a son, sister and a brother. Burial at Pontiac, Ill. + 12-?-1941
Barber Emma, 18, daughter of Isaac Barber, died Aug. 21 at her residence one half mile south of Rome City. ^ 9-5-1877
Barber Isaac was born in Stark County, Ohio Aug. 17, 1815; died at his home near Rome City, Ind. June 19, aged 74 years, 10 months and 2 days. He came to Noble County in 1842 and purchased the farm where he lived and died. He married Mrs. Sarah Conlogue, the widow of Archibald Conlogue, in 1859. They had 3 children, only one of whom is living, Mrs. Effie Watkins. After the death of his first wife he married Laura Bidlack. They had two children but both died in infancy. His last wife died several years ago and his daughter has had charge of his home since that time. Funeral from the M. E. Church in Rome City on Saturday. Burial, cemetery south of the village. ^ 6-27-1890
Barber Leona M, 98, R. 4, Columbia City, died July 12, 1982 in Whitley County Hospital. She had resided at Millerís Merry Manor in Columbia City since 1977. A native of Noble County, she was the daughter of George and Elizabeth Schrader Kitt and spent her formative years in Noble Twp. She attended the Wildcat School about a mile southwest of Merriam on State Road 9 and was a member of the Wolf Lake High School class of 1902, that schoolís fourth graduating class. On Dec. 10, 1910 she married William Barber and they made their first home on a farm in Noble County and in 1918 moved to a farm in Thorn Creek Twp, Whitley County. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Mildred Wilkerson, R. 4, Columbia City; a granddaughter, Mrs. Dale (Gloria) Banker, Columbia City; two great-grandchildren, Roger and Kenda Huntley; and two great-great-grandchildren, Curtis and Christopher Huntley. Services Wednesday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, St. Matthewsí Hively Cemetery. + 7-12-1982
Barber Solomon C, 82, died at the home of his son, Stillman, three miles southeast of town on Tuesday last. He came to this part of the state at an early day and was one of the hardy band of pioneers. He left two sons, but his wife died a number of years ago. The funeral occurred on Thursday and the remains were interred in the east cemetery. + No date
Barch Riva, 214 Ĺ Cavin St., Ligonier, died in Chicago. Surviving are the husband, Oscar; two sons, Abram and Yehuda; and three grandchildren. Funeral in Skokie, Ill. Monday. Burial was in the P.W.W. Cemetery, Waldheim, Ill. + 7-?-1972
Barckdell Robert, 30, died Wednesday at the Kendallville hospital from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Rarickís Landing, Lake Wawasee last Tuesday. He was employed at a hotel at Wawasee. Surviving relatives include a mother and sister at Indianapolis and a brother in the U. S. Navy. The body was taken to Indianapolis for burial. + 7-?-1934
Barcus Adam S, about 67, of Churubusco, died May 17, 1948 in Linvill Memorial Hospital at Columbia City. A rural mail carrier for 30 years, he was a member of Rural Mail Carriers Association and the Knights of Pythias Lodge. Surviving are the wife, Mary; four daughters, Mrs. J. C. Gabbard, DeKalb, Ill., Roxie at home, Mrs. Howard Youse, Greencastle, and Mrs. Bonnell Helfrich, Fort Wayne; three sons, Ray of Hammond, Joseph at home, and Victor, Churubusco; and one grandchild. Services Thursday in Churubusco Methodist Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 5-?-1948
Barcus Anna M, about 80, (b. 1-11-1867) widow of the late Noah Barcus died Aug. 17, 1947 at her home in Albion. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Beulah Vinson of Pensacola, Fla., and Mrs. Bessie Justus of Fort Wayne; three sons, Don of Albion, Wier of Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Delbert of Houston, Texas; a stepson, Otto M. Barcus of Memphis, Tenn.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral was Wednesday at St. Markís Lutheran Church, of which she was an active member. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 8-?-1947
Barcus Beatrice V, 87, died Saturday (d. 5-2-1987) in Kenney Health Care Center, Ligonier. Born in Noble County Feb. 23, 1900, she was the daughter of Jacob and Theresa (Kichler) Lindsay. On May 19, 1921 in Albion, she married Delbert E. Barcus, and he died in 1966. Nearly a lifetime resident of Noble County, she was a church organist for many years. She was a member of St. Markís Lutheran Church, Second Time Around Club, OES and Kendallville Nutrition Site. Surviving are two sons, Rev. Frank of Syracuse, and Paul of Albion; a sister, Madeliene Hile of Albion; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Two sisters and a grandson preceded her in death. Services Monday in St. Markís Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 5-?-1987
Barcus Delbert E, about 68, died Nov. 5, 1966 of a heart ailment. His home was at 9733 Benlyn St., Houston, Texas, but he usually spent his summers here at Skinner Lake. He was a retired railroader. He was a member of the Albion Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star. Surviving are the widow, Beatrice; and two sons, Rev. Frank of Mishawaka, and Paul of Houston; four grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Bessie Justus of Calif. Funeral at St. Markís Lutheran Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 11-?-1966
Barcus Donald M, about 59, died Oct. 18, 1964 in McCray Hospital after suffering a heart attack at home. He was a native and lifelong resident of Albion, born Dec. 21, 1904. He was a 43-year employee of the B&O Railroad at Garrett and served as Noble County recorder from 1939 to 1946. He was a member of St. Markís Lutheran Church, the Albion Masonic Lodge and Valley of Fort Wayne Scottish Rites. May 19, 1923 he married Loretta Evans. Surviving is his wife; one son, Wayne of Garrett; a sister, Mrs. Bessie Justus of Salinas, Calif.; a brother, Delbert of Houston, Texas; and three grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday at St. Markís Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 10-?-1964
Barcus Grace M, 96, of Churubusco, died April 12, 2000 in her home. She was born near Albion on Sept. 28, 1903 to Charles and Etta (Louser) Cole. In 1972 she married Joseph Barcus. He died Jan. 7, 1984. She owned and operated Bherns Coal Co. in Churubusco and later owned and operated Bherns Oil Co. for 33 years until selling the business in 1983. She was member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church and the Pythian Sisters. Surviving are a daughter, Mary L. Nichter of Churubusco; a brother, Gilbert Cole of Albion; 8 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 21 great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by 2 stepdaughters; 2 brothers, Charles and Lloyd Cole; and a sister, Helen Bradley. Services Saturday in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 4-12-2000
Barcus James Wayne, 65, died Sunday in the Garrett Police Station, where he was working as a dispatcher. He had been a resident of Garrett since 1952. He was born Oct. 19, 1923 in Fort Wayne to Donald and Loretta (Evans) Barcus. He married Mary Weeks in Albion on May 24, 1947. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Mark of Columbia, S. C., and Mike of Richmond, Va.; one daughter, Cathy Gilliland of Oakland, Calif.; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Walter. He was a veteran of WW II, serving with the U. S. Navy. He worked for the U. S. Postal Service in Garrett for 25 years, retiring in 1982. He was a member of St. Markís Lutheran Church in Auburn, the American Legion and the VFW. He was a past master of the Garrett City Masonic Lodge, a past worthy patron of OES and belonged to the Scottish Rite in Fort Wayne. Services Wednesday in McKee-Miles Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 12-25-1988
Barcus Jeffrey L, 34, Mishawaka, Ind., died of a heart attack Aug. 11, 1985 in St. Joseph Hospital, Mishawaka. He was born Sept. 26, 1950, the son of Rev. Frank L. and Ellyn Barcus of Syracuse, Ind. Surviving are his parents; his wife, Eileen Meszoreos Barcus; and four children, Jennifer, Nathan, Calab and Joshua, all at home; a brother, John, and a sister Lindsey Webster, both Fort Wayne. Local relatives include his grandmother, Beatrice V. Barcus, Skinner Lake, great-aunt, Madeliene Hile, and uncle, Paul A. Barcus of Albion. He was co-owner of the popular Waterbeds Stores, with three locations in the greater Mishawaka area. He also was the organizer and leader of a well-known five member dance band in which he played drums. Services Aug. 14 at First English Lutheran Church, Mishawaka. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 8-11-1985
Barcus Joseph, 71, of R. 1, Churubusco, died at Manatee Memorial Hospital, Bradenton, Fla., Jan 7. He was born July 15, 1912 in Green Twp, a son of Adam S. and Mary Ann Graumlich Barcus. He served in the Army in WW II 1940 to 1945 overseas in Africa and Italy. He was employed at Indiana & Michigan Electric Co. 1945-1973. He was a member of Churubusco United Methodist Church and the American Legion of Albion. In 1970 he was married to Grace Bherns and they have made their residence during the summer months in Churubusco and winter months in Bradenton, Fla. Surviving are his wife; stepdaughter, Mrs. Herbert (Mary) Nichter of Churubusco; three grandchildren; two brothers, Ray of Hobart and Victor of Churubusco; 4 sisters, Mrs. Ruth Gabbard, Churubusco, Mrs. Roxie Eberhard of Columbia City, Mrs. Howard (Ida Mae) Youse of Greencastle, Mrs. Marie Helfrich of Fort Wayne. Funeral at Sheets Funeral Home Tuesday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 1-7-1984
Barcus Loretta L, 80, died Jan. 22 at Sacred Heart Home. She was born Jan. 21, 1905 in York Twp, the daughter of William J. and Dora (Wagner) Evans. She married Donald M. Barcus May 19, 1923 in Centreville, Mich. He died Oct. Oct. 18, 1964. She was a retired bookkeeper for Albion National Bank, a 50-year member of the Eastern Star and of St. Markís Lutheran Church, where she was organist for 25 years. Surviving are a son, J. Wayne of Garrett; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services Jan. 24 in St. Markís Lutheran Church in Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ~ 1-31-1985
Barcus Naomi E, 75, of Churubusco, died Wednesday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born Oct. 14, 1918 in Adams County to Homer and Cora (Strahm) McKean. On June 21, 1941 in Alexandria, she married Victor D. Barcus. She was a member of Churubusco United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband; a son, Steven of Fort Wayne; 2 daughters, Mrs. William (Sue) Bennett and Mrs. Kevin (Beth) Leitch of Churubusco; 2 sisters, Sylvia Bonecutter of Kendallville and Mrs. Merton (Genevieve) DeWitt of Corunna; and 6 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, a grandchild, 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Funeral Saturday in Churubusco United Methodist Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 12-2-1993
Barcus Noah Mark, son of Isaac and Mary Ann Barcus, was born at Johnstown, Licking County, Ohio, Oct. 6, 1857; died in Albion Jan. 28, 1927, aged 69 years, 3 months and 22 days. He was the 8th child of a family of 10 children. When but a small child he came with his parents to Indiana, settling near Lake Wawasee. It was here that he lost his mother when he was but six years of age. When he became a young man, he taught school. Later he learned the carpenterís trade, at which he worked the rest of his life. On Nov. 9, 1887 he married Anna Chilcote, and they had 3 boys and 2 girls, Weir of Gary, Delbert of Auburn, Donald of Albion, Mrs. Beulah Vinsen of Pensacola, Fla., and Mrs. Bessie Justus of Fort Wayne; also a son, Otto, of Memphis Tenn., by a former marriage. He has spent most of his married life in and around Albion. He was a member of St. Markís Lutheran Church and the modern Woodmen of American. He leaves his wife; six children; one brother, Rufus, of Cromwell; one sister, Laura Pratt of Ohio; and eleven grandchildren. Funeral Sunday at St. Markís Evangelical Lutheran Church. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 1-?-1927
Barcus Odes died in Cromwell on Dec. 27, 1872, the son of Rufus and Sarah Barcus, aged 3 months and 20 days. National Banner, Ligonier, Jan. 1, 1873. Contributed by Judy Richter
Barcus Paul A, 75, died at his home in Sebring, Fla. He served in the U.S. Marines in WW II and the Korean Conflict. He was elected Noble County prosecutor in 1970. He was born in Auburn and was a member of the American Bar Association, Lions Club of Albion and American Legion Post 25 in Lake Placid, Fla. Surviving are his wife, Helen; and 2 children, Patti Barcus of Sebring and Douglas Barcus of Albion; a brother, Frank of Tarpon Springs, Fla.; and 2 grandchildren. Services at St. Mark's Lutheran Church June 24. ^ 6-16-2001
Barcus Rufus Oscar, son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Barcus, was born in Licking County, O., Jan. 3, 1845, and died in Cromwell on March 31, 1927. During the Civil War he enlisted in Co. G, 113th Ohio volunteers, 14 Corps, and served from March 23, 1864 until July 6, 1865. After the war he married Sarah Ellen Mayfield. They had 5 children, Otis, Sylvia and Harry, deceased, and Cora, now Mrs. I. A. Maggart of Cromwell, and Kitty Victoria, now Mrs. Grover Johnston of York Twp. Mrs. Ellen Barcus died in Sept. 1885. In Aug. 1886 he married Elnora Hill and they had 3 children, Orlena B, who became the wife of Fred Johnston, and Ida Mae, both deceased, and Rufus Jr. of Cromwell. Mrs. Elnora Barcus died Feb. 28, 1918. He has spent the greater part of his life in Indiana. For 2 years he lived with Rufus Jr. in Appleton, Wis., where he was also a member of John A. Kellog Post No. 78, GAR. He was a member of the Cromwell Methodist Church. He leaves a sister, Mrs. Laura Pratt of West Mansfield, O.; 3 children; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Noble County Democrat 4-7-1927
Barcus Sarah Margaret, 82, mother of Adam Barcus and sister of John Conkling of North Manchester, died Friday from pneumonia. She was born in Sparta Twp April 13, 1850. In 1873 she married Isaiah Monroe Barcus. There were 5 children, of whom Adam is the only survivor. She spent all her life in Noble And Whitley Counties. Isaiah died 19 years ago. Funeral was Sunday at the Nazarene Church of which she was a member. Burial, Byers Cemetery west of Cromwell in sight of her birthplace. * 4-12-1933
Barcus Victor D, 86, of Churubusco and Garrett, died Saturday at Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. He retired in 1983 from the specialty motor division of General Electric after 42 years of service. A 1938 graduate of Churubusco High School, he was a member of Churubusco United Methodist Church. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WW II and G.E. Quarter Century Club. He was born May 6, 1920 in Green Twp, Noble County, to Adam and Mary Ann (Graumlich) Barcus. He married Naomi (Strahm) McKean on June 21, 1941 in Alexandria. She died Dec. 1, 1993. Surviving are 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Sue and William Bennett of Churubusco and Beth and Kevin Leitch of Garrett; a son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Nancy Barcus of Fort Wayne; a sister, Ida May Youse of Greencastle; 6 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his parents; a son, Rodger; a granddaughter, Christine Bennett; 2 brothers, J. Ray and Joseph; and 3 sisters, Ruth Gabbard, Roxie Eberhard and Marie Helfich. Services Wednesday at Churubusco United Methodist Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 6-12-2006
Bard Chester W, 77, 100 South St., Corunna, died Wednesday in his home. He was a DeKalb County Highway Department worker for 22 years, retiring in 1973. He was born in Noble County on Aug. 18, 1903 to the late Edwin T. and Jennie (Benjamin) Bard. He married Rachel Becker in New Cumberland, W. Va. on Sept. 12, 1936. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Carl, Garrett, and Don, Birmingham, Ala.; two brothers, Howard, Corunna, and Robert, Auburn; three sisters, Mrs. Edith Wilhelm, Waterloo, Mrs. Dorothy Sellers, Auburn, and Mrs. Mina Hawk, Geneva, Pa.; and seven grandchildren. Funeral Saturday in Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo. Burial, Corunna Cemetery. + 1-?-1981
Bard Melva, 33, wife of Chester Bard, died Tuesday at her home in Kendallville after a lingering illness from cancer. Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Martin; the husband; and one brother, Max Martin, all of Kendallville. Funeral Thursday from the Kendallville Evangelical Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-?-1935
Bare Jennie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Bare, formerly of Allen Twp, died at their home in Big Rapids, Mich. on Monday. John D. and P. O. Black, her uncles, attended the funeral on Wednesday. ^ 1-28-1887 + No date
Bare Sarah A, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Black, was born June 10, 1845 and died at the home of her brother, P. O. Black, December 30, 1897, aged 52 years, 6 months, 20 days. She married Samuel Bare October 1, 1865 and they had one boy and two girls, all having died. She was one of a family of seven children, three of whom with her parents had died, while her husband, two brothers, one sister remain. The early part of her life was spent in Noble County. Later she removed to Big Rapids, Mich., but a few years after removed to Albion where she has since resided. Some months ago she was stricken with apoplexy. The funeral was at Mt. Pleasant Sunday. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 1-6-1898
Bare Thomas L, of Warsaw, died Nov. 21, 2008 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born Oct. 14, 1952 in Indianapolis to Charles and Florence (Mead) Bare. He graduated from New Haven High School in 1972 and later served with the U.S. Army. He owned and operated Bare's Gas & Grocery in Merriam and also worked at Dana Weatherhead in Columbia City and at Zimmer Inc. in Warsaw. Survivors include 6 children, Bille Bare of New Haven, Sarah and Jeff Hoffman and Joan and Jason Thomas of LaOtto, Benjamin Bare of Churubusco, Bill and Bettina Bryan of Avilla and Charlotte and Jon Mosier of Columbia City; 5 sisters and 3 brothers-in-law, Charla and Cliff Bitting of Albion, Doddie and Tony Hart of Churubusco, Mindy Wert of Merriam, Libby Sherman of Summerfield, Fla., and Donita and James Marlow of Albion; 4 brothers and 2 sisters-in-law, Charles Bare of Indianapolis, Rick and Alicia Sherman of Columbia City, Todd and Joyce Sherman of Churubusco and Chad Sherman of Wolf Lake; and 4 grandchildren. Services Tuesday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 11-23-2008
Baren Arthur A "Art", 73, died Oct. 26 in Parkview Hospital. He was born Feb. 16, 1910, the son of Isziak and Mary (Reeder) Boren. He married Dorothy Black Nov. 25, 1936. They first lived in Fort Wayne before moving to LaOtto 24 years ago. He was retired from International Harvester after 28 Ĺ years. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Bruce (Lois) Baily, Churubusco, Mrs. Jo (Jean) Vail, Antwerp OH, Mrs. Richard (Mary) Davis, Paulding OH; a sister, Mrs. Clyde (Goldie) Adams, Roanoke and eight grandchildren. Services Saturday at Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. ~ 11-3-1983
Barfell Thomas R, 86, (b. 12-9-1861) a lifelong resident of the Brimfield community, died Jan. 28, 1948 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. William Huffman in Elkhart where he was spending the winter months. Also surviving are two other daughters, Mrs. Dale Stillinger of Brimfield and Mrs. William Mitchell of Elkhart; one son, Ralph, Elkhart; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; one brother, Miles of South Bend. Funeral at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home Friday. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 1-?-1948
Barhan Christian died April 14 at the age of 81 years, 8 months and 9 days. He was born in Baltimore, Md. Aug. 5, 1816. When he was 3 months old his father died, and when 9 months old he moved with his mother to Richland County, Ohio, where he resided until the fall of 1837 when he came to Noble County, locating in Jefferson Twp, there being only 3 or 4 families in the township at the time. He received a limited education. After his arrival he worked for 2 years for Jehu Foster and with his accumulated savings he purchased 240 acres of land, investing all his means as part payment. He married Mary C. Curry April 2, 1850. They had 2 sons and 3 daughters, Frances E. McFarland of Jefferson Twp, Eleanor M. Pepple of Kendallville, Jane A. Holcomb, state of New York, Willis A., who controls the farm, and Alvin A., who resides in Halsey, Oregon. He was a prosperous farmer and was active in raising funds necessary for the erection of Mount Pleasant Evangelical Lutheran Church where funeral was held April 16. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ^ 4-29-1898 ~ 4-21-1898
Barhan Don R, 79, 421 N. Main St., died Saturday in McCray Hospital. Born in Noble County Nov. 20, 1889, the son of Willis and Dora (Wirick) Barhan, he had lived 15 years in Kendallville after retiring from farming on Road 8 near Albion. He was a member of the Mitchell St. United Methodist Church, a past director of the Noble County Farm Bureau and at one time served on the board of directors of the REMC. Survivors include the widow, formerly Lestie Forker, whom he married Mar. 13, 1954; one son Keith, Kendallville; a brother, Roy, Avilla; 3 grandchildren; two nieces; and 3 stepdaughters, Mrs. Marjorie Stephens, Kendallville, Mrs. Dorothy Sayles, Lansing, Mich., and Mrs. Glendys Duve, Willard, O. Services Monday at the L. E. Berhalter & Son Funeral Home. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 5-8-1969
Barhan Dora Bell, 90, died January 10 at her home in Kendallville. She was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church and the widow of Willis A. Barhan, who died in 1936. Surviving are two sons, Don, Kendallville, and Roy of Route 1, Avilla; a brother, Frank Wirick, Kendallville; and one sister, Mrs. A. K. Faux, Avilla; three grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Services Thursday in the Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 1-19-1956
Barhan Edna May, 77, R. 1, Avilla, a lifetime resident of Noble County, she died Friday in McCray Hospital. She was born Aug. 18, 1888, in Jefferson Twp to Daniel and Lovina Homsher Glass. Surviving in addition to her husband, Roy, are two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Pfaffman, Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. Ruby Jackson, Albion; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ray Glass, near Kendallville, and John Glass, Chicago; and two sisters, Mrs. Beulah Strater, Richmond, Ind., and Mrs. Mable Todd, Ligonier. Funeral Monday in Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 6-9-1966
Barhan Levina was born in Maryland June 10, 1809; died Feb. 17, 1899, age 89 years 8 months and 7 days. Settled in 1848. ^ 6-9-1899
Barhan Roy, 88, died May 4 in McCray Hospital. A Noble County native, he lived at R. 2, Avilla and was a farmer. He was born Sept. 20, 1888 to Willis and Dora (Wirick) Barhan and married Edna Glass who died in 1966. He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. William (Ruby) Grawcock, R. 1, Albion, and Mrs. Schiller (Ruth) Pfafman, Phoenix, Ariz.; also six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. One brother preceded him in death. Services May 6 at the Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 5-12-1977
Barhan Tillie Louise, 57, wife of Donald Barhan and resident of this area many years, died Sunday in the family home west of Fairbanks Corners. A daughter of Elias and Rosa Schlichtenmyer, she was born June 5, 1890 in Jefferson Twp. Surviving besides the husband are a son, Keith of near Avilla; a brother, George Schlichtenmyer of Kendallville; and a grandchild. Services Tuesday in the Kendallville Mortuary. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 9-25-1947
Barhan Willis A, 74, native and lifelong resident of Noble County, died at the family home at Mt. Pleasant this morning of cancer and heart affliction. A farmer of Noble County, he was born September 1, 1861, in the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood and spent his entire life there. He was the son of Christian and Mary Curry Barhan. Surviving are the widow, two sons, Roy and Don, three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Jane Holcombe of Inglewood, Calif. Two sisters, Mrs. F. E. McFarland, and Mrs. Frank Pepple, and a brother, Alva of Oregon, preceded him in death. The funeral will be held at the home Friday. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 8-?-1936
Barhydt Cora E, 81, was born Nov. 16, 1893 in Noble County to William and Emma (Quince) Welch. She was a lifetime resident. She died May 29 in the Kendallville Nursing Home. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Maxine) Huff, South Bend, and Mrs. Clarence (Imogene) Riehm, Kendallville; three sons, Delbert Jr., LaOtto, Kenneth, Huntertown, and Delos, New York; 20 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Inez Barhydt, Kendallville. One son, one brother and one sister preceded her in death. Services May 31 in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 6-5-1975
Barhydt Delbert Jr, 82, of Ligonier, died June 1, 2004 at Avalon Village in Ligonier. He was born March 26, 1922 in Kendallville, the son of Delbert and Cora (Welch) Barhydt. On November 3, 1946 in Kimmell he married Janice Price. Surviving are 4 sons and daughters-in-law, David and Linda of Goshen, Dennis and Cathy of Ligonier, Delaine and Vickie of Millersburg, and Doug and Cheryl of Leesburg; 4 daughters and 3 sons-in-law, Diane and Michael Harlan of Victorville, Calif., Deborah and Jonas Gingerich of Wolf Lake, Dawn and Robert Beer of Pleasant Lake, and Denise Schutt of Kendallville; a sister Maxine Huff of New Carlisle; a brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Rose of Huntertown; 2 half-brothers, James McKeever and his wife, Betty of LaOtto, and Harold Barhydt of Michigan; 29 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his wife; 2 brothers, Deloss and Clifford; and a sister, Imogene Riehm. He was a lifetime Noble County resident and had retired from Phelps Dodge in New Haven after 39 years of service. He was a member of Kimmell United Methodist Church, the Kendallville Moose Lodge, Rome City American Legion Post and Kendallville Eagles Lodge. Services at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ~ 6-17-2004
Barhydt Inez B, 89, a resident of the Kendallville Nursing Home, died at McCray Hospital Thursday. The daughter of Henry and Emma (Quince) Welch, she was born in Noble County March 7, 1896. In July 1914 in Noble County she married Henry Barhydt. He died Oct. 29, 1968. Surviving are two daughters, Letha Nowels of Kendallville, and Mrs. Richard (Beverly) Skeels of Mongo; two sons, Earl G. of Riverside, Calif.; and Loyal H. of Fort Worth, Texas; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. A daughter, two sisters and one brother preceded her in death. Services Sunday at Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. + 3-7-1985
Barhydt Janice E, 73, of Wawaka, died Sunday in Kendallville Manor Health Care Center from complications of heart surgery 2 weeks ago. She was born April 5, 1926 in Millersburg to David E. and Irma (Long) Price. On Nov. 3, 1946 in Kimmell she married Delbert Barhydt. Surviving are her husband; 4 sons, David of Goshen, Dennis of Ligonier, Delaine of Millersburg and Doug of Leesburg; 4 daughters, Mrs. Mike (Diane) Harlan of Victorville, Calif., Mrs. Jonas (Deborah) Gingerich of Kimmell, Mrs. Robert (Dawn) Beer of Pleasant Lake, and Mrs. Wayne (Denise) Schutt of Kendallville; a sister, Mrs. Paul (Berneta) Gangwer of Kimmell; 34 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers. Funeral Friday in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 9-19-1999
Barhydt Joyce May, 65, of 240 Lima Plank Road, Apt. 59, died Thursday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born Dec. 26, 1915 in Kendallville, she was the daughter of Walter W. and Minnie M. (Shook) Barhydt. A lifetime Kendallville area resident, she was retired from G. C. Murphy, where she had been employed 16 years. Surviving is a sister, Virginia Harper of Wolcottville. She was preceded in death by two brothers. Services Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 11-19-1981
Barhydt Margarete L, 75, died Jan. 11 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She had lived in Wawaka the past three years but was a former Waterloo and Huntertown resident. She was born Dec. 7, 1911 to Henry and Chrissie (Hudson) Habig in Allen County. She married Delbert Barhydt in Dec. 1942. He died March 20, 1970. Surviving are two sons, Harold Lee Barhydt of Detroit and James L. McKeever of LaOtto; three stepsons, Delbert Jr. of Wawaka, Kenneth Max of Huntertown and Delos of New York; two stepdaughters, Imogene Riehm of Kendallville and Maxine Huff of New Carlisle; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. She and her husband had owned the Morningstar Grocery on U. S. 6 west of Waterloo and once owned several small stores around the area. Services Wednesday in Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo. Burial, IOOF Cemetery, New Haven. + 1-11-1987
Barhydt Minnie M, 77, a Kendallville resident for 61 years, died in McCray Hospital. She was born April 5, 1893 in Corunna, the daughter of Samuel and Clara (Tryon) Shook. She and Walter W. Barhydt were married Oct. 25, 1909 in Corunna. He died Dec. 24, 1966. Surviving are one son, Walter E., Clarksville, Ind.; two daughters, Joyce M., 218 E. Iddings St., and Mrs. Virginia Harper, Wolcottville; and one grandson. One son preceded her in death. Funeral Thursday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Corunna Cemetery. + 2-?-1971
Baringer Carl W, 59, former Lutheran pastor in Avilla, died June 9 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife, Geneva; two daughters, Susan Frincke in Ontario, Canada, and Jennifer at home; two sons, Mark with the Navy, and John at home; a brother, Ralph; and a sister, Wilma Beaverson, both of Defiance, Ohio. Services June 13 in Concordia Lutheran Church. Burial, Concordia Cemetery. ~ 6-18-1981
Barkdull Mabel, 81, died March 26 in St. Joseph Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Born in DeKalb County, she had lived in Fort Wayne since 1978. Surviving are a daughter, Betty Jean VanDyke of Dallas, Texas; and two sisters, Hazel Rhodes of LaOtto, and Bertha Fetter of Butler. Services Thursday in D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. ~ 3-28-1989
Barker Aaron G, 12, died Tuesday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne following an Oct. 4 apparent accident in his home. He was found with a cord around his neck and was not breathing. He was born in Kendallville May 30, 1974 to Jimmy and Mary Claire (Longtine) Barker. Surviving are his parents; a brother, James at home; grandparents, Anna Longtine of Kendallville, Glenn Barker of Fla., Ilene Barker of Ky., and Marcillene Vekens of Belgium. Services Friday in Trinity Church United Methodist, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-14-1986
Barker Andrew W, 46, of rural Kendallville, died at his home Aug. 26, 2012.  He was born in Marion on Dec. 12, 1965 to Daniel and Joyce (Fraker) Barker.  He graduated from East Noble High School in 1984 and from Stanford University in 1988.  He was employed with Custom Lights in Garrett for 25 years.  He attended First Presbyterian Church in Kendallville.  Survivors include his children, Kylie and Ryan Barker of Westler Lake; his parents; his brother, Tom Barker of Arlington, Texas.  Funeral Aug. 31 at Trinity Church United Methodist.  Burial, Lake View Cemetery.  ^ 8-29-2012
Barker Bessie M Moore, 72, R. 2, Avilla, died Tuesday (d. 4-8-1980) at DeKalb Hospital. She was born in Noble County May 28, 1907 to Fred and Nellie Eckels Wells. She was married first to Clarence (Ink) Moore who died in 1944. She married Robert J. Barker Sept. 1956 in Kendallville. Survivors include her husband; daughters, Mildred Miller, Sturgis, Joan Davis, Columbia City, Helen Hipshire, Columbia City, and Judy Sparrow, Woodstock, Ill.; sons, Wayne, Ligonier, Robert L., Tipton, Paul, Auburn; 23 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; brothers, Fred, Indianapolis, Harry and James, Albion; sisters, Mrs. Harold Coe, Mrs. Robert Snyder and Mrs. Mary Hoover. Two brothers, Charles and Keith, preceded her in death. She was a member of the Wesleyan Church, where her funeral will be held Thursday. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ~ 4-10-1980
Barker C Dean died in Fort Wayneís Parkview Hospital on Aug. 3. He was born in Kendallville on Dec. 3, 1929, the son of Carl and Edith (Lasho) Barker. On May 9, 1948 he married Amy Whetzel. He was an area farmer and director of the Noble County Community Fair, as well as secretary of the Eastern Indiana Agriculture Association. He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Avilla, Eagles Lodge in Kendallville, and Moose Lodge in Auburn. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Larry (Debra) Mrozinski of Kouts; and a son Patrick of Kendallville; a brother, Max; and 11 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Michael. Funeral Aug. 6 in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 8-15-1996
Barker C Wayne, 65, R. 4, Seymour was killed in a tractor mishap on his estate in Brown County Friday. He was one of nine Barker children. The remaining brothers and sisters survive, including Robert, R. 3, Kendallville. Funeral will be in Columbus Monday. Barkerís Jewelry, 123 S. Main St., Kendallville, will be closed Monday so that family members can attend. + 7-?-1985
Barker Claud V, 52, Noble County attorney, died Friday while trying a case in Noble Circuit Court. Born July 2, 1898, on a farm in DeKalb County, he had practiced law in Albion since June 19, 1922. Surviving are the widow, Edythe Meek Barker, whom he married December 23, 1922; a son, Phillip, a practicing attorney in Goshen, and a daughter, Mary Patricia, at home; two brothers, Paul, Iowa Falls, Iowa, and Milton, South Bend, and a sister, Mrs. Joseph Urban, Alexandria. Funeral Monday in the Albion Methodist Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ~ 6-14-1951 (d. 6-8-1951)
Barker Clifford, 49, a farmer, automobile dealer and lifelong resident of the Kendallville vicinity, died July 1, 1949 after suffering a heart attack at his home northeast of Kendallville. A farmer many years northeast of here, he specialized in turkey raising for about 10 years before entering the automobile sales business with a Kaiser-Frazer agency in Garrett. After two yearsí operation of this business in Garrett, he accepted the Oldsmobile and Cadillac dealership in Kendallville where he returned last summer to build a modern sales building just west of that city on U. S. Road 6. A son of Mr. and Mr. Homer Barker, he was born Jan. 25, 1900 and was married to Opal Helmer. He was a member of the Masonic order. Surviving are the widow and the parents; a son, Richard, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Patricia Reed; a brother, Carl; a sister, Mrs. Harold Kline; and a grandson; all of or near Kendallville. Funeral Monday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-?-1949
Barker David L, 30, died Sunday in St. Josephís Hospital in Fort Wayne, the victim of a fire in his Kendallville apartment. He was manager of Barkerís Standard Service in Avilla. He was born Sept. 19, 1948 in Indianapolis to Robert M. and Ruth E. (Bange) Barker. He had worked for his parents in Barkerís Jewelry Store, Kendallville, was a veteran of the Viet Nam Conflict and a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include his parents; one sister, Mrs. David (Cherris) Lehman, Kendallville; one brother, Morris D., Martinsville. Services Wednesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 11-30-1978
Barker Donna Marie, 81, died Aug. 26, 2003 at Parkview Noble Hospital. A volunteer for the American Red Cross Bloodmobile and the American Lung Association, she was a member of Wayne Center United Methodist Church. She was born Nov. 30, 1921 to Ross and Gertrude (Linhart) Cochard in Fostoria, Ohio. On Feb. 16, 1945 she married Richard L. Barker. He died Dec. 17, 2000. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Wayne Hasselman of Kendallville; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Jami Barker of Fort Wayne; 3 grandchildren, Matthew and Amy Hasselman of Fort Wayne and Daniel Hasselman of Pretty Lake; Brianna Barker of Fort Wayne; 2 great-grandsons, Dakoyta and Lane Hasselman; and 4 brothers, DeWitt Cochard of Auburn, Rex Cochard of Fort Wayne, C.C. Cochard of Greenfield and George Cochard of Fortville. Also preceding her in death were 2 brothers, Robert and Willis Cochard. Services Friday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 8-27-2003
Barker Edythe M, 73, died Sunday (d. 7-15-1973) in Greencroft Nursing Center in Goshen. She was born March 29, 1900 in Leesburg to Charles and Edna Wright Meek. A retired school teacher in Albion, she moved to Goshen two years ago from Albion. Her husband, Claud, died June 8, 1951. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Mary Patricia Holstien, Waynesboro, Va.; a son, Philip, an attorney in Goshen; and 10 grandchildren. A sister and a brother preceded her in death. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Funeral Tuesday at Bonham-Miser & Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 7-?-1973
Barker Florence, 83, of Kendallville, died Sunday in Shepherd of the Hill nursing home, Kendallville. She was born in Fountain County April 13, 1908 to Samuel and Verna (Gemmell) McCukin. She married Arnold Barker. He died in 1957. She was owner of Barker Firestone in Kendallville, which she and her husband established in 1946. Surviving are a sister, Barb Shoaff of Vancouver, Wash.; a grandson; a great-grandson; and a daughter-in-law, Jeanne Barker of South Bend. A son, Richard, preceded her in death in 1960, along with 2 sisters and 2 brothers. Services Thursday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-8-1991
Barker Guy D, son of Orland W. and Sarah Hale Barker, was born in Salamanca, N.Y., June 23, 1877. He died Aug. 9, 1930, aged 52 years, one month and 16 days. He was one of four children, of whom two survive. They are Clarence O. Barker and Mrs. Bessie A. Dulin, both of Rochester, N.Y. Most of his early life was spent in Newark, N. Y., and in his young manhood he went to Rochester where he lived until coming to Albion about eleven years ago. In Aug. 1919 he was united in marriage to Lillian Saltzgaber who also survives. He was a member of the Masonic and Knights of Pythias fraternal orders. Funeral at the home Tuesday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 8-?-1930
Barker James W, 46, of Kendallville, died October 14, 2013. He was born in Kendallville on June 4, 1967 to James Barker and Mary-Claire M. (Longtine) Hohman. He graduated from East Noble High School in 1986 and attended Indiana University in Fort Wayne. Jim was a delivery driver with UPS for the past 26 years. Survivors include a daughter, Victoria Barker of Kendallville; a son, Jeremy Barker of Kendallville; his mother and stepfather, Mary-Claire and Chuck Hohman of Fort Wayne; his father and stepmother, James and Helen Barker of Bristol. He was preceded in death by his brother, Aaron Glenn Barker, in 1986. Funeral, October 19, 2013 at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 10-17-2013
Barker Lillian Dolan, 63, widow of the late Guy Barker, died at her home here last Wednesday from angina pectoris. She was born in Noble County south of Albion, the daughter of Patrick and Priscilla Dolan and has always resided in this vicinity. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Inez Parrott of Flint, Mich., Miss Mary Dolan of Toledo, O., Mrs. Lucy Miller of Albion, and Mrs. Rose Swartz of Fort Wayne; and a brother, Henry of Albion. Funeral Saturday at the Catholic Church in Ligonier. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 2-?-1936
Barker Michael D died Tuesday in a truck accident north of Garrett. He was born April 30, 1949 in Kendallville to C. Dean and Amy (Whetzel) Barker. On April 3, 1971 in Avilla he married Peggy Zawadzke. A self-employed farmer, he was an Army veteran of the Vietnam Conflict and active in 4-H and on the Noble County Fair Board. He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Vietnam Veterans Association and Disabled American Veterans. Surviving are his parents near Kendallville; his wife; a daughter, Nicole, and a son, Chad; a sister, Mrs. Larry (Debbie) Mrozinski of Hardwick, Minn.; a brother, Patrick of Kendallville; and grandmother, Edith Jollief of Avilla. Services Saturday in Calvary United Methodist Church in Avilla. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-?-1990
Barker Mildred M, 72, died July 26 in her Kendallville home. She was born in Perrysville on March 15, 1926 to Edgar and Matilda (Wire) Trimble. In 1941 she married Russell Barker who died in 1961. She was a ward clerk at Parkview Hospital for 25 years. She had lived in the area 50 years. She and her husband owned and operated Barkerís Firestone Store in Kendallville. Surviving are a daughter, Ruth Rittermeyer of Rome City; a sister, Marjorie Moorhous of Georgetown; a brother, Harold of Indianapolis; 3 grandchildren, Gretchen Ureck of Fort Wayne, Adam Rittermeyer of Pretty Lake and Robert Russell Rittermeyer of LaOtto; 7 great-grandchildren. Memorial mass Thursday in St. Gaspar Church, Rome City. ~ 7-30-1998
Barker Richard L, 77, of Kendallville, died December 17, 2000 at Provena Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. He retired from farming in 1998. He was a member of Wayne Center United Methodist Church, Kendallville, where he held several offices, and the Elks Lodge, Kendallville. He was born August 3, 1923 in Kendallville to Cliffod and Opal (Helmer) Barker. On February 16, 1945 in Kendallville he married Donna Cochard, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Wayne Hasselman; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Jami Barker of Kendallville; a sister, Pat Reed of Avilla; a granddaughter, Brianna Barker of Kendallville; 2 grandsons, Matthew and Daniel Hasselman of Wolcottville; and a great-grandson, Dakoyta. Services Friday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 12-21-2000
Barker Robert Morris, 82, longtime owner of Barker's Jewelry Store, downtown Kendallville, died July 20, 2000 in Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born in Brown County, Ind. on Jan. 21, 1918, the son of Lory Orville and Lily Mae (Garloch) Barker. In Martinsville on April 14, 1943 he married Ruth Estelle Bange. Surviving are his wife, son and daughter-in-law and daughter; Cherris Lehman's husband, David Lehman of Kendallville; 3 brothers, Lory Jr. of Mooresville, Ind., Raymond of Waymansville, Ind., and William of Colorado; 3 sisters, Shirley Bohall and Rebecca Goranson of Waymansville, and Mary Nelson of Lancaster, Calif. A brother, Wayne, and a sister, Virginia Robinson, preceded him in death. Funeral July 24 at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-21-2000
Barker Ruth H, 79, of Hollister, Fla., died at home Wednesday. She was born in Albion on Feb. 3, 1915 to Charles and Stella (Boggs) Haney. She married William Barker on Nov. 25, 1967 in Costa Mesa, Calif. Formerly of Churubusco, she moved to Florida in 1975 from Calif. Surviving are her husband; 2 daughters, Betty Zeedyk of Churubusco and Phyllis Lambert of Hollister, Fla.; a son, Rex Diffendarfer of South Bend; 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral Sunday in Orr Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 6-1-1994
Barker Tina Marie, six-month old daughter of Vencil and Cora (Charles) Barker, 934 S. Main St., died today. She was born Aug. 10, 1973 in Kendallville. Surviving are two stepsisters, Lois Ann and Sandra K. Charles; and one stepbrother, Howard Charles, all at home. Services Wednesday in True Church of God in Jesusí Name, Lisbon. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-?-1974
Barker Vencil R, 83, of South Milford, died February 09, 2011 in his residence. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired as a supervisor after 42 years from Newnam Foundry in Kendallville. He was a volunteer for the South Milford Fire Department for many years. He was born February 19, 1927, in Red Wine, Kentucky to Willie and Mattie (Hammons) Barker. On March 15, 1974, in Auburn he married Cora Bolen. Surviving are his wife; 6 daughters, Nicole (Randy) Harness of Pleasant Lake, Eugenia (Rick) Jacques of Live Oak, Texas, Lisa (Harold) Harris of Smyrna, Georgia, Trina (Josh) Caudill of Waterloo, Lois (Edward) Huff of Kendallville, Sandy Taulbee of Kendallville and Phyllis (George) Forbes of Michigan; 3 sons, Dwayne (Pam) Barker of Rockford, Illinois, Danny (Lionar) Barker of Tucson, Arizona, and Howard (Linda) Charles of Ashley; 34 grandchildren; 43 great- grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Catherine Fields of Xenia, Ohio, Maxine (Delmer) Rogers of Lexington, Kentucky, and Reva Spidel of Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Tina Marie Barker; 2 grandchildren, Jeremy Taulbee and Stephanie Harness; and 5 brothers, Orville, Glenn, Cecil, Junior and Clyde Barker. Funeral Feb. 12 at Harbor of Love Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^2-11-2011
Barker Vicki Lee, 49, died March 30, 2002 at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. She was a musician and worked at Barker's Jewelry Store in Kendallville. She and her husband, Morris Barker, performed in the Fort Wayne area as a duo. She was born in St. Georges, Bermuda on Jan. 17, 1953 to H. Richard and Marcia (Anders) Miles. She graduated from Martinsville High School in 1970 and in 1976 from Indiana University with a B.S. degree in telecommunications and theater. She married Mr. Barker in Martinsville on Sept. 23, 1978. Surviving are her husband in Kendallville; a daughter, Stephanie, and a son, Sam; her mother of Martinsville; and a sister, Tera Miles of Indianapolis. She was preceded in death by her father. Services Thursday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 4-2-2002
Barker Willie Jr, 17, died Saturday in the McCray Hospital from injuries received early Saturday morning when the car he was riding struck a passenger train at the Drake Road crossing of the G. R. & I tracks. Funeral Sunday at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Barker Sr., west of Kendallville. ~ 1-23-1947
Barkey Alan R, 38, of Kendallville, died Thursday in Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born in Auburn Oct. 22, 1953, the son of Ralph and Caroline (Kline) Barkey. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Moose Lodge No. 1301, BPOE 1194 and International Lutheran Layman's League. Surviving are his mother; a sister, Mrs. Marlin (Jane) Culp of Elkhart; and 2 brothers, Frederick of Bowling Green, Ky., and James of Fort Wayne. Funeral Monday in St. John Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-15-1992
Barkey Beverly E, 59, of Topeka, died March 27, 2006 at Goshen Hospital. She was born July 31, 1946 in Angola to Otho Barkey and Bermuda (Vaughn) Blake. Surviving are a son, Clyde Barkey of Ligonier; a daughter, Emma Barkey of Cromwell; 2 brothers, Bert Barkey of Topeka and Earl Wilson of Albion; 4 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Jim Wyatt and Ralph Wilson. Services today in Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Salem Cemetery. ^ 3-30-2006
Barkey Brenda K, 43, died Friday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, she was a teacher at Northwood Middle School the past 19 years. Surviving are her husband, James; two sons, Christopher and Travis, and a daughter, Suzanne, all at home; her parents, J. Harold and Alice Harper of Fort Wayne. Services Feb. 16 in D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home. Burial, Highland Park Cemetery. ~ 2-16-1988
Barkey Christian died March 22. He would have been 90 years of age had he lived until the 6th of next month. He died on the original homestead he cleared and settled on in 1851. This was about 7 miles northeast of Kendallville in DeKalb County. Surviving are his children, Mrs. Andrew Bushong, Samuel, John W., George A. of Shepard, Mich., Henry of Howard City, Mich., Mrs. Sarah Ling of Dayron, Wash., Thomas of Kendallville, and James of near Helmer. Funeral Thursday at Wayne Center. ^ 3-22-1910
Barkey Hannah (Herrington) was born in Carroll County, O. Dec. 9, 1825 and died at her home in DeKalb County, Ind. June 15, aged 71 years 6 months and 6 days. She was married to Christian Barkey, then of Holmes County, Ohio, in 1851 and in the following year they moved to DeKalb County where they have since resided. She leaves a husband, 6 sons 2 daughter, 14 grandchildren. One son preceded her in death. Funeral at Wayne Center Church. Burial, Kendallville. ^ 6-25-1897
Barkey Ralph D, 55, was born June 2, 1920 at Helmer to Jesse and Ethel (Kent) Barkey. He married Caroline Kline May 3, 1941 in Kendallville. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and the Auburn Moose Lodge. He lived at R. 3, Eastgate Addition, Kendallville, moving there from Auburn 10 years ago. President and general manager of Barkey Machine & Tool Corporation in Avilla the past seven years, he died August 26. Survivors include three sons, Frederick E., Goshen, James M., Fort Wayne, and Alan, at home; one daughter, Mrs. Marlin (Jane) Culp, Elkhart; and two brothers, Harold E., Helmer, and Clair L., Corunna; seven grandchildren. One brother, Lowell, preceded him in death. Services Friday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home in Kendallville. Burial, Fairfield Center Cemetery. ~ 9-4-1975
Barkwell Lorinda died Monday (d. 6-16-1883). Her disease was some liver difficulty. She was born Dec. 24, 1813 in Jefferson County, N.Y., where she was married in 1833 and moved to Indiana the same year. On the following year, she and her husband, Samuel Barkwell, moved to Noble County, where they both lived until their death, Mr. B. having died about six years ago. While they never had any children of their own, they have raised several to manhood and womanhood of other parents. Mrs. Barkwell was a quiet unassuming woman, possessed of many noble traits of character and has spent the larger part of her time here upon earth assisting and caring for others. For nearly a half century she had been a member of the M.E. Church. She leaves two brothers, three sisters and many other relatives, among them Adda Friece, a niece, who has been with her from her infancy. Her age was 69 years, 5 months and 22 days. Burial, Lisbon Cemetery. ^ 6-20-1883
Barkwell Samuel, 72, died at his residence in Allen Twp, during the year. He was a native of England and came to Noble County in 1833 where he lived until his death. He leaves a widow but no children. > 1877
Barner Bill, entertainer in the Tri-State area, died in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He had entertained for many years at the Trolley Bar in Fort Wayne and more recently at Shookís Restaurant in Kendallville. He is survived by his wife, Deborah, and three children. + 9-?-1985
Barnes Ancil, 75, a former resident of rural Albion, died Aug. 22 at Humana Hospital in Zephyrhills, Fla. of complications following surgery. A native of South Whitley, he is survived by his wife, the former Ruth Stewart; two stepsons, Pierre Edsall of Kendallville, and William Edsall of Fort Wayne; 17 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. Funeral Aug. 24 at Oakley Funeral Home. Burial, Chapel Hill Cemetery, Zephyrhills. + 8-22-1987
Barnes Charles E, 46, former Ligonier resident, died in Havelock. N. C. He was born in Noble County and lived his early life in Ligonier. He was a retired gunnery sergeant with the Marine Corps. Survivors include his widow, Lauretta; three sons, Thomas, Robert and Larry, at home; his mother, Mrs. Lillian Barnes, Ligonier; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Shearer, Ligonier, and Mrs. Kathleen Eby of Lake Worth, Fla.; and a brother, Robert of Fall Brook Calif. Services Wednesday in Havelock. Burial, New Bern National Cemetery with full military honors. + 4-?-1972
Barnes Herbert Francis, 63, a former resident of the Ligonier and Topeka area, died Saturday at the Missouri State Hospital, Mt. Vernon. He had been ill with tuberculosis for 10 years. He was born Nov. 23, 1907 in LaGrange County, the son of Charles and Ida (Inks) Barnes. Surviving are a stepdaughter, Mrs. Dean McCall, San Francisco, and a sister, Mrs. Davada Beatty, Albuquerque. Funeral Tuesday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Eden Cemetery. + 1-?-1971
Barnes Lillian M, 80, 105 S. Martin St., died Thursday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, where she had been a cancer patient. Born April 10, 1898 in Topeka, she was the daughter of Charles and Salina (Hartzler) Hartzler. She married Guy Barnes Dec. 24, 1920 in LaGrange. He died in 1955. She had been a Ligonier resident the past 50 years. She was a member of the Ligonier United Methodist Church and Eastern Star Lodge No. 324. Survivors are 2 daughters, Mrs. Kathleen Eby, Lake Worth, Fla., and Mrs. Charles (Barbara) Shearer, Ligonier; one son, Robert, Fallbrook, Calif.; 2 sisters, Mrs. Paul (Lucille) Roderick, Boynton Beach, Fla., and Mrs. Donald (Lois) Brant, Lake Worth, Fla.; 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral Monday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Eden Cemetery. + 4-?-1978
Barnes Mary Ann, 72, of Kendallville and Angola, died Jan. 1, 2008 at Kendallville Manor Health Care Center. She graduated from Huntertown High School in 1953 and lived in Carthage, Mo. for 24 years. She had worked as a home health care aide. She was born in Fort Wayne on Oct. 30, 1935 to James and Eunice (Maxfield) Cushing. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Jane Gienger of Upton, Mass.; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Laura and Rusty Carteaux of Avilla and Julie Gienger of Yokahamo, Japan; and 5 grandchildren, Derek Dahlman, Zane Anderson, Elizabeth, Michael and Kyla Gienger. She was preceded in death by a brother, James Cushing. Memorial service Saturday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Greenlawn Cemetery, Fort Wayne. ^ 1-4-2008
Barnes Robert, 58, died Dec. 19, 2001 at Porter Memorial Hospital in Valparaiso. He was a self-employed mobile home escort driver. He was born Nov. 23, 1943 in Boston, Mass., to Russell and Margaret (Munford) Barnes. On June 25, 1993 in Albion he married Virginia Skinner. She died Oct. 15, 2000. A brother, Stephen, is also deceased. Surviving are 3 daughters and a son-in-law, Denise M. Barnes of Burlington, Mass., and Cheryl Barnes and Debra J. and Didier Guzman of Woburn, Mass.; a son, Robert J. of Woburn; 3 brothers, David of Deland, Fla., William of Brockton, Mass., and Russell of Calif.; 2 sisters, Janis Arnold of Norwell, Mass., and Sandra Yong of Jamaica Plain, Mass.; and 5 stepsons. Services Friday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 12-20-2001
Barnes Virginia Pauline Skinner, 68, died Oct. 15, 2000 at her Ligonier home. She was born Oct. 1, 1932 in Ligonier to Joseph and Margaret (Fuzey) Prucinsky. She married Robert Barnes on June 25, 1993. She had served in the U. S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. Surviving are her husband; 5 sons, Paul Skinner and his wife, Joyce, of Rome City, Peter and Patrick Skinner of Kendallville, Louis and Jonathan Skinner of Ligonier; 2 brothers, Joseph Prucinsky of Valparaiso and Gary Prucinsky of Ligonier; 3 sisters, Rosemary Gillespie, Ligonier, Patricia Ottiano, Joliet, Ill., and Mary Ellen Fairley, Sturgis, Mich.; and 8 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Andrea, who died at birth; and a brother, Robert. Services Wednesday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. After cremation, a memorial service at Oak Park Cemetery. + 10-16-2000
Barnes Walter died Dec. 30, 1963 at the Kondas Nursing Home. Surviving are the widow; one daughter, Mrs. Coe Poage of Albion; one son, Ralph of Howe; 5 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral and interment at LaGrange. + 12-?-1963
Barnes Walter, 49, died Tuesday at Parkview Hospital. An employee of International Harvester, he attended the Moeller Road Wesleyan Church and was a member of American Legion Post 330 in New Haven. He was a WW II veteran who resided at 1243 Bedford Dr., New Haven. He is survived by his wife, Mary L.; three daughters, Mrs. Linda Landis of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Drex Bricker of R. 1, Avilla, and Mrs. Vernon Jan Yagel of R. 2, Columbia City; 5 children at home, Luanne E., Michael L., Kenneth L., David C. and Lisa M.; one grandchild; a brother, Earl of Columbia City; and a sister, Mrs. Mildred Coburn of Anderson. Services Aug. 7 at the Mungovan & Sons Lakeside Chapel. Burial, Covington Memorial Gardens. ~ 8-10-1972
Barnett Albert O, 65, Kendallville, died September 20, 2013, at Parkview Noble Hospital. He was born in Kendallville on September 30, 1947, to Albert and Marian (Willouby) Barnett. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1965 to 1971 during the Vietnam War. He married Joanne Smith in January 1972. He was employed with Quick Tanks in Kendallville for 30-plus years. He was a Free and Accepted Mason and member of the Kendallville Lodge No. 267. Survivors include his wife; sons, Chad and Lynette Barnett of Kendallville and Brad Barnett of Kendallville; grandchildren, Paige and Kyle Barnett and Olivia Mumma; sisters, Sally and Bill Smith of Fort Wayne, Susan and David Barth of Kendallville, Nancy and Jim McKenzie of New Haven. He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Fran Beckwith and Elaine Maloney. Mass of the Resurrection will be September 24, 2013 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kendallville. ^ 90-23-2013
Barnett Marian, 62, of 1404 Eastgate Addition, Kendallville, died Sunday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born in Indianapolis on March 24, 1919, the daughter of Oliver and Annie Willoughby. On Nov. 7, 1937 in Mt. Sterling, Ky., she married Albert Barnett. A retired Rome City School cafeteria supervisor for East Noble School Corporation, she had resided near Kendallville the past 23 years after moving from Indianapolis. She was a member of St. Gaspar Catholic Church, Rome City. Surviving are her husband; 3 daughters, Mrs. Leo (Delores) Maloney of Brookfield, Wis., Mrs. Larry (Sally) Garrett of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Frank (Fran) Beckwith of Columbia, Md.; a son, Albert Jr. of R. 3, Kendallville; a sister, Mrs. Edith Taylor of Indianapolis; four brothers, John and Arnold of Indianapolis, and Ralph and Homer of Seattle, Wash.; and 11 grandchildren. Services Wednesday at St. Gaspar Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 5-?-1981
Barnett Mary Jane, 71, died at Kendallville Wednesday last after an illness caused by a stroke of paralysis. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Wert, born in Richland County Dec. 25, 1850, and came to LaGrange County with her parents when she was six months old. She was united in marriage to W. A. Barnett at Fort Wayne April 16, 1874. They came to Kendallville 53 years ago and have resided here continuously since, except two years at Albion. Surviving are the husband; two sons, Ray of that city, and Earl of Saginaw, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. Caroline Witsaman of Ohio. + 2-?-1922
Barnett William A, 91, Kendallville, one of the few remaining Noble County Civil War veterans, died at his home Saturday. He had resided in Kendallville for the past 64 years and in Albion the three years preceding this. He had participated in many of the major battles of the war, including the battle of Gettysburg, Antietam and the battle of Fredericksburg. He had been employed first in the McCray Produce Co. and then in Flint & Walling Mfg. Co. until his retirement a few years ago. In April 1874 he married Mary Jane Wert, who preceded him in death ten years ago. Surviving are two sons, Ray of Kendallville, and Earl of Saginaw, Mich.; one brother, Daniel, Waynesboro, Pa. Funeral Monday from the home. Full military honors were conferred at the grave in Lake View Cemetery. + 9-?-1932
Barnhart Clarence A, 85, died June 2, 2002 in University Park Nursing Center, Fort Wayne. He was born Dec. 10, 1916 in Noble County to William and Nellie (Geiger) Barnhart. He graduated from Churubusco High School and Repperts Auctioneering School. On Jan. 12, 1936 he married Gladys Lucile Pepple Barnhart. He was a member of Agape Church of the Brethren, Churubusco Rotary Club, and drove a school bus. He is survived by his wife; a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Bart LeFever of Elkhart; and a son and daughter-in-law, William and Kathy Barnhart of Churubusco; 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Eva Pfleidner and Marguerite Young. Services in Agape Church of the Brethren. Burial, River View Cemetery. ^ 6-5-2002
Barnhart Dale died last night in the Methodist Hospital in Fort Wayne after having been fatally injured when his Waco plane ran out of gas and crashed in a field about 7 miles northeast of Fort Wayne. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 185, the Shrine, and the Lions Club. He is survived by his wife, Fredonna Deardorff Barnhart, and two sisters, Mrs. Blanche Wilden of Goshen, and Mrs. Mortimer Cole of Cromwell. Funeral Wednesday. + 7-?-1930
Barnhart Evangeline Blanche, 94, of Florissant, Mo., died March 28, 2005 at the Brent-Wood Nursing Center in Florissant. She was a member of Churubusco United Methodist Church and served as a volunteer for the Red Cross, Welcome Wagon and the Cancer Society. She was born Aug. 31, 1910 in Archbold, Ohio to Solomon R. and Leona (Rebeau) Clingaman. On Nov. 5, 1930 she married Irving R. Barnhart. He died Dec. 22, 1985. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Martha Barnhart of Churubusco; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Myra Talkington and Leona and Ray Page of Florissant; 5 grandchildren, Paul and Michael Barnhart, James Talkington, Jeanne Klein and LeAnn Chase; and several great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Minnie Brown; and 2 brothers, Laurel and Clarence Clingaman. Services Saturday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 3-30-2005
Barnhart Gladys Lucile, 88, died June 5, 2008 at the residence of her daughter in Elkhart. She was born Feb. 26, 1920 in Swan Twp, Noble County, a daughter of Elmer and Nellie A. (Bosler) Pepple. She graduated from Huntertown High School. On Jan. 1, 1943 she married Clarence A. Barnhart. She had worked at Mutual Security Life Co. in Fort Wayne and retired from Churubusco State Bank in 1985. She was a member of the Agape Church of the Brethren. She was preceded in death by her husband on June 6, 2002; 6 brothers and 5 sisters. surviving are her 2 children, Nancy (Bart) Lefever of Elkhart and William (Kathy) Barnhart of Churubusco; a sister, Catherine (Leon) Clingenpeel of Fort Wayne; 6 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services Monday at Agape Church of the Brethren. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. ^ 6-7-2008
Barnhart Harry "Ted", 73, died Jan. 6 at his home in Churubusco. He was born Jan. 22, 1903 in Allen County to William and Mary (Shupe) Barnhart and married Charlotte Diller July 27, 1927. He and his wife lived all their married life in Churubusco and he worked for the McCoy Feed & Lumber Co. there until he retired in 1967. Survivors include his widow; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Mary Ann) Riecke, Churubusco; one son, Larry, Fort Wayne; and 14 grandchildren. One son, Max, two sisters and three brothers preceded him in death. Services Sunday in the Churubusco United Methodist Church. Burial, Eel River Cemetery. ~ 1-13-1977
Barnhart Joy F, 80, Churubusco, died in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, December 28. She was born Aug. 11, 1907 in Carroll County to George and Susan (Mikesell) Draper. On Nov. 5, 1932 in Indianapolis she married David E. Barnhart. She had lived in the Churubusco area since 1941. A retired registered nurse, she had worked for Whitley County Hospital and Health Department. She was a member of Churubusco United Methodist Church and Business & Professional Club. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth (Susan) Smallwood, Fort Wayne; a son, Robert D., Kehei, Hawaii; a sister, Faye Tracht, Columbus; and four grandchildren. Services Thursday at Orr Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial in Pyrmont Cemetery near Delphi. ~ 1-5-1988
Barnhart Max E, 45, was born Aug. 14, 1928 in Churubusco to Harry Ted and Charlotte (Diller) Barnhart. He married Phyllis J. Crance in Columbia City May 2, 1953. His wife and parents survive. He was a past member and officer of the Kendallville Rotary, a member of Elks 1194, American Legion Post 86, Indiana Pharmaceutical Association, Faith United Methodist Church and a veteran of the Korean Conflict. In 1957 he purchased Bloomerís Rexall Pharmacy and owned and operated it until 1958. At that time he sold the store to Chronisterís Central Drug and was employed by them as a pharmacist until his death. He resided at 606 N. State St., Kendallville and died of a heart attack Wednesday en route to McCray Hospital. Other survivors include two daughters, Suzanne M. 19, a student at Purdue University, Kathleen K. 13, at home; one sister, Mrs. Robert (Mary Ann) Riecke, Churubusco; and one brother, Larry K., Fort Wayne. Services Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 11-22-1973
Barnhart Nellie M, 88, died Sunday in the Byron Health Center at Fort Wayne. She was born in Noble County north of Churubusco on August 1, 1893, the daughter of Alfred M. and Sarah (Shambaugh) Geiger. On February 2, 1916 she married William C. Barnhart. He preceded her in death on March 15, 1934. In 1944 she moved to Fort Wayne. She was a retired employee of the Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne where she had served 26 years. She was a member of the Sugar Grove Church of God. Survivors are one son, Clarence, R. 1, Churubusco; two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Marguerite) Young of R. 1, Churubusco, and Mrs. Raymond (Eva Mae) Pfleidner of R. 1, Avilla; 11 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. ~ 4-29-1982
Barnhart Phyllis, 81, died Christmas morning. She was born Phyllis Jean Crance, the daughter of Ethel and Eugene Crance in Fort Wayne on May 17, 1928. She graduated from Churubusco High School and worked as a bookkeeper at fort Wayne National Bank pior to her marriage to Max E. Barnhart on May 2, 1952. She is survived by her brother Wayne Crance of Churubusco; her 2 daughters and her son - Suzanne (Daniel) Wible of Doylestown, Penn., Kathleen (Patrick) Shanahan of Howell, Mich., and Max Barnhart II (Teressa) of Muncie; grandchildren Adam Wible, Emily Wible, Caitlin and Kelli Shanahan, Chantel Plencner and Jared Barnhart; and a great-grand-daughter Ella Plencner. ^ 12-29-2009
Barnhart Ruby
, 87, died Saturday in St. Anneís Home, Fort Wayne. She retired 18 years ago from Auburn Rubber Co. and formerly lived at 349 McKinnie Ave., Fort Wayne. Survivors include five cousins, Basil McCoy and Gale Gaff, Fort Wayne, Kermit McCoy, Churubusco, Delida Knafel, LaOtto, and Oakie Hite, Ligonier. Memorial service Saturday in Auburn Church of the Brethren. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. + 12-12-1981
Barnhart William C, 41, farmer of Green Twp, died March 15 in Albion in the courthouse from mumps and pleurisy which caused heart failure. He is survived by his widow, Nellie; a son, Clarence; 2 daughters, Margaret and Eva May; 3 brothers, Cyrus of Perry Twp in Allen County, Daniel in Eel River Twp, and Harry or Ted of Churubusco; and 2 sisters, Mrs. W. B. Sible of Eel River Twp and Cora who resided with Daniel. He was born Sept. 22, 1892 in Allen County, the son of William H. and Mary Barnhart. On Feb. 3, 1916 he married Nellie B. Geiger in Noble County. He farmed all his life. He was a member of the Sugar Grove Church and the Masonic Lodge. Funeral was scheduled for the Methodist Church but rain and snow Saturday night caused the roof to leak so the services were conducted in the U. B. Church. Burial, Riverview Cemetery. * 3-22-1934 ^ 3-17-1934
Barnum Abel was born June 30, 1821 in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and with his parents came to Sullivan County, New York, where he was reared to manhood on a farm. He came to Noble County in 1844 and purchased 160 acres of wooded land in what is now Albion Twp and from it to Albion he cut out the first road a distance of about ĺ of a mile. He married Jane Sweet, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Sweet of Jefferson Twp April 30, 1848 and they had 2 children - Orlo P. who survives him, and Alethea who died in 1882. His wife died Feb. 14, 1882. On Dec. 10, 1883 he married Mary Potts, and they had one child, Abel Jr., who with the mother, survives. He died of apoplexy. Funeral at his late residence. ^ 3-5-1910
Barnum Abel, shortly after he arrived at his post of duty as cashier of the Farmers State Bank last Monday morning, calmly walked to a rear room of the banking building and attempted suicide by shooting himself with a .32 caliber automatic revolver. He was shortly thereafter taken to the Garrett Hospital where he died the same day, August 25, 1930. He was born Jan. 16, 1865 at the family home just north of town, the son of Abel and Mary Potts Barnum. He married Blanche Bonham Oct. 19, 1909. They had two sons - Rex and Ben. When a young man he began working for the Farmerís State Bank of Albion and in a few years at the age of twenty-five he became the cashier, which position he continued to hold for twenty years until the time of his death. In early childhood he became a member of the Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the Albion Masonic Lodge and the Albion Chamber of Commerce. Besides his wife and sons, he is survived by a half-brother, C. P. Barnum of Fort Wayne. Funeral this afternoon. + 8-?-1930
Barnum Abel Rex, 70, a native of Albion, died March 29, 1984 in Manila, Philippine Islands of emphysema and kidney tumor. His remains were cremated and will be taken to his home in Nueva Ecija and placed in his garden at his request. He was born Jan. 20, 1914 in Albion to the late Abel and Blanche Barnum. He was one of a class of 34 students which graduated from Albion High School in 1933. He joined the U. S. Army and served several years in the Philippines and chose to remain there after leaving the service. He is survived by a wife, Rita; and a daughter, Blanca Page of the Philippines; a son, Abel of Oakland, Calif.; a brother, Ben of Palm Springs, Calif.; several cousins in and around Albion and Ligonier, including Kenneth Barnum of Ligonier; and several grandchildren. + 3-29-1984
Barnum Anna F, 87, mother of Noble Circuit Court clerk, Kenneth Barnum, died Friday at Sacred Heart Home, Avilla (b. 2-11-1876 - d. 11-15-1963). She had lived most of her life in Albion and was the widow of Clarence Barnum. Another son, five daughters, 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren survive. Funeral Monday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ~ 11-21-1963
Barnum Clarence, 62, lifelong resident of this community, died Tuesday at Lakeside Hospital, Kendallville, following a stroke of apoplexy. He was born one mile north of Albion, the son of Orlo and Mary Stanley Barnum. He was the operator of a cream route for Schlosser Bros. previous to his recent illness. He is survived by the widow, Anna, Albion; five daughters, Mrs. Arlie Foster, Mrs. Ivan Klinger, and Mrs. Harold Singer, all Fort Wayne, Mrs. Harold Veazey of Anderson, and Mrs. Raymond Cler of Maywood, Ill.; four sons, William of Fort Wayne, Jack of Albion, Vernon of Lakewood, O., and Kenneth at home; his father of Fort Wayne. Funeral tomorrow from the Bonham Funeral Home here. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 12-?-1936
Barnum Jane died at her home in Albion Feb. 14, 1882, aged 52 years, 59 months, and 14 days. She was born in Onondaga County, New York Aug. 31, 1829 and came with her parents to Noble County in the fall of 1842 and has since lived in this county. On April 30, 1848 she married Abel Barnum, who with a son and a daughter are left. Upon her marriage she settled with her husband upon the farm where she died. She was the daughter of Jerome Sweet who died in Jefferson Twp several years ago. > 2-?-1882
Barnum Mary was born near Bethel, New York, Sept. 4, 1845, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Potts. She was one of a family of seven children, all of whom except one sister, Mrs. Jeanette Couch of Dumont, N. J., having preceded her in death. On Dec. 19, 1883 she was married to Abel Barnum. He died March 5, 1910. They had one son, Abel A., who, with two grandsons, Rex and Ben, survive her. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. She was stricken with paralysis on Jan. 9 and died Jan. 19, being 84 years, 4 months and 15 days of age. Funeral from the sonís home Jan. 21. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 1-?-1930
Barnum Mary H was born in Green Twp, Aug. 17, 1851, and died Aug. 19, 1929, being 78 years and two days of age. She was one of nine children born to Henry and Sophronia Stanley, four of whom - two infants, Henry Stanley and Alice Bonham, with the parents - having preceded her in death. Four brothers, Cyrus, Charles and Frank of Albion, and Milton of Fort Wayne, survive. On Jan. 28,1874 she was married to Orlo P. Barnum. Two sons were born, Milo dying at the age of ten months, and Clarence, who with nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild and the husband, survive. Surviving grandchildren are Mrs. A. H. Foster, Miss Edith Barnum, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Ray Cler, Chicago, Mrs. Clara Veazey, Muncie, Billy and Kenneth Barnum of Albion, Jack Barnum of Nicaragua. For many years she was a member of the Lutheran Church at Albion, later transferring her membership to the Presbyterian Church. Funeral Wednesday at the home. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 8-?-1929
Barnum O Kenneth, 83, died Sept. 6, 2002 at Miller's Merry Manor. He was a retired realtor from Ligonier who had served 2 four-year terms as clerk of Noble County circuit court. He was a member of Ligonier Masonic Lodge 185, Noble County Shrine, Scottish Rite of Fort Wayne, OES, and Ligonier Elks Club 451. He was born March 2, 1919 in Albion to Clarence and Anna (Felkner) Barnum. He married Eleanor Biddle on Oct. 5, 1940 in Albion. Surviving are his wife; a son, Bill of Fort Wayne; a daughter and son-in-law, Marge and Roger Kryder of Syracuse; 3 grandsons, Richard and Aaron Barnum and Andy Kryder. He was preceded in death by 5 sisters and 3 brothers. Services Monday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 9-7-2002
Barnum Orlo P, 88, born on a farm near here and one of the oldest and continuous residents of Noble County, died Feb. 4 at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. Margaret Foster of Fort Wayne. He was active in politics, a former county commissioner. His wife, Mary Stanley Barnum, died in 1929, since which time he resided with relatives. For the past ten years he had resided in Fort Wayne. A son, Clarence, died two years ago. Funeral Tuesday at Bonham Funeral Home. + 2-?-1939
Barnum William L, 28, is reported as missing in action over Germany as of Feb. 24. He was born and grew to manhood in Albion and had completed his seventh mission as a heavy bomber pilot. He was a member of the squadron commanded by Captain James Stewart, popular former moving picture actor. His wife, Lucille, lives in Cleveland, where he had lived at the time he entered military graining. He received his Silver Wings and commission as Lieutenant at Freeman Field, Seymour, Ind. on July 26, 1943. Surviving are his wife and mother; three brothers, Jack of 302 Greenwood Ave., Fort Wayne, Kenneth of Ligonier, Vernon of Lakewood, Ohio; five sisters, Mrs. Libey and Mrs. Raymond Cler of Maywood, Ill., Mrs. Harold Veazey of Anderson, Mrs. Harold Singer of Middletown, and Mrs. Ivan Klinger of Winona Lake. His father passed away a number of years ago. The family presented a beautiful picture of Christ to the Presbyterian Church in his memory. + 2-?-1944
Baron Earland Raymond, 64, of Fort Wayne and formerly of Kendallville and Auburn, died Saturday at Goshen General Hospital. He had suffered an apparent stroke while attending a public auction in Ligonier. He was born Feb. 15, 1919 in Whitley County, the son of Arthur and Marie Helen (Fullmer) Baron. On Oct. 31, 1943 he married Marjorie Ellen Morgan, who died Aug. 21, 1960. On Jan. 13, 1969 he married Irene L. Sloan. He was raised in Whitley County and in 1959 moved to Kendallville; in 1967 to Auburn; and in 1972 to Fort Wayne. He was a fork lift operator at Cole Pattern & Engineering in Fort Wayne and a U. S. Army veteran of WW II. He was a union steward and member of AFL-CIO No. 213, Fort Wayne. Surviving are his wife; six daughters, Irene Stanley of Brimfield, Gladys Coyer of Garrett, Barbara Johnson of Kemmerer, Wyo., Judy Rowe of Auburn, and Martha Sharp and Josephine Sloan of Fort Wayne; five sons, Lyle, Charles, Kenneth and Arthur, Fort Wayne, and Paul of King, N.C.; a sister, Ardith Baker of Louisville, Miss.; a brother, Dick of Huntington; 26 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services Wednesday at Grace Lutheran Church, Columbia City. Burial, Blue River Cemetery. + 10-15-1983
Baron Wilma G, 90, died Dec. 23, 2003 at the Shepherd of the Hill nursing home. She was born in Kato, Mo., Jan. 5, 1913, the daughter of Otto and Fanny (Swick) Cato. She married Ward Davis and he preceded her in death. She then married George Baron and he also preceded her in death. She retired in 1985 as a dietitian for a hospital in Hillsboro, Ill. Surviving are a grandson, David Davis of Kendallville; 3 great-grandchildren, Ryan, Shaun and Dana Davis; and a great-great-granddaughter, Mallory Davis. A son, Charles Davis; and a granddaughter, Dana Davis, preceded her in death. Graveside services today at Orange Cemetery. ^ 12-24-2003
Barr Anna Elizabeth, 72, wife of Herman Barr, died Sunday at her home in Brimfield. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Walter Savoie of Brimfield; two sons, Carl Schott of Albion and John Schott of Holland O.; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Phillip Ramer, Montpelier, O., Jacob Ramer, Wawaka, and John Ramer of Brimfield. She was affiliated with the Methodist Church and the Ladies Aid. Funeral Tuesday at Brimfield Methodist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 10-?-1940
Barr Edward M was born in London County, Va., Jan. 6, 1844 and at the time of his death on May 29, 1929, he was 85 years, 4 months and 23 days old. He came from a long line of early settlers in America, most of whom had cast their lot in America generations before the Revolutionary War. At the age of 17 years he enlisted in the army of the Confederacy and was one of the very few southern veterans living in this part of the country. He was first assigned to picket duty along the Potomac River but later participated in some of the most important battles of the war, among them being the battle of Ballís Bluff in which the northern General Baker was killed; in the battle of Chickohomeny which lasted several days through most horrible swamps; at Seven Pines, Gainseyís Mill, Fair Oaks, the second battle of Bull Run, at Fredericksburg, Chancellorville, and the most important battle of the war, at Gettysburg. Here he was in Pickettís Division which made the famous charge, starting seventeen or eighteen Virginia regiments and ending up with less men than enough to recruit a single regiment. He was severely wounded in this battle, after they had charged for about a mile on a pretty good run through wheat fields which were just about waist high. The battle started on July 1, 1863 and continued three days, the charge taking place on July 3. On March 15, 1868 he married Rowena Davis of Union County, Ind. There were no children by this marriage. He was married a second time to Alice Hodson of Randolph County, Ind., who died in 1925. Twenty years ago they moved to Cleveland Twp, Whitley County, where they resided a number of years, and they then moved to the farm in Noble County where he resided until his death. They had six children, three of them surviving. They are Mrs. Leonard Johnson of Thorn Creek Twp, Whitley County, Mrs. Homer Grable at whose home he died, and Homer Lee Barr at home. He was a member of the IOOF Lodge. He was a member of Merriam Christian Church. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Virginia and Mary Alice Johnson, and Robert Edward Grable. One grandchild, Eunice Johnson, preceded him in death four months ago. Two sisters, Mrs. Emma Legalley and Mrs. Nellie Mullenix, both Cleveland; and one brother, David of Virginia also survive him. + 5-?-1929
Barr Glen A "Bud", 75, of Kendallville, died Oct. 26, 2009 at Parkview Noble Hospital. He was born in Wolf Lake on Aug. 12, 1934 to Homer and Mabel (Bonar) Barr. He graduated from Wolf Lake High School in 1952 and served in the U.S. Army 1957-1958. He married Patricia Rowe on Feb. 1, 1959. He was employed with Dana Corporation in Fort Wayne for more than 42 years. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville and the Kendallville Jaycees. Surviving are his wife: sons, Craig Linthicum of Kendallville, Bret and Tonya Barr of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Joe Barr of Albion and Todd Barr of Kendallville; 14 grandchildren, Carie and Dane Brandgard, Drew Linthicum, Cody Linthicum, Nikki and Rob Galbraith, Danielle Barr, Carl Haggerman, Kaitlin, Emalee, Kyle, Conner, Dezaray and Joshua Barr; 8 great-grandchildren, Allyson, Leif, Lars and Hanna Brandgard, Alaura, Jackson and Kingston Linthicum, and Alexia Folis; 3 sisters, Sally and Jim Gawthrop of Kimmell, Betty and Carl McKee of Terre Haute and Sandy and Woody Halsey of Woodburn. He was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Celestial Linthicum. Funeral Oct. 29 at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 10-28-2009
Barr Henry P, 48, R. 4, died Sunday at Whitley County Hospital. Surviving are the widow, Helen; two sons; three daughters; his mother, Mrs. Bertha Celt of Orland; and three sisters. Services Tuesday in Smith Funeral Home, Columbia City. + 9-?-1975
Barr Herman W, about 73, was killed July 3, 1956 when the car which he was driving crashed into a car driven by Mrs. Jacquelyn Smolek at a point about a mile south of Brimfield on the Diamond Lake Road. A lifelong resident of Noble County, he was born in Jefferson Twp. He is survived by his 95-year old mother, Mrs. Anna Barr, and a sister, Mrs. Nettie Weimer, who live together in Jefferson Twp. His wife, Elizabeth, died in 1946. Funeral at a funeral home in Kendallville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 7-?-1956
Barr Homer L, 70, Wolf Lake, died Sept. 4, 1981 at Whitley County Hospital. He was born in Whitley County, the son of Edward and Margaret Alice Hodson Barr. He grew up in Merriam and graduated from Wolf Lake High School in 1929. Following graduation he married classmate Mabel M. Boner. They engaged in farming north of Big Lake in Noble Twp until moving to Wolf Lake in 1970. She died April 28, 1976. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. James (Sally) Gawthrop of Kimmell, Mrs. Carl (Betty) McKee of Terre Haute, and Mrs. Woodward (Sandra) Halsey of Woodburn; a son Glen A. of Kendallville; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Grabill of Columbia City; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Roger Lee; a brother and three sisters. Services Sunday in Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 9-4-1981
Barr Isaac A, old resident of Avilla died yesterday. His illness was at first lung fever, which developed into pneumonia, and took a dangerous turn almost before his family were aware of it. He was born in Jefferson County, Ohio, March 6, 1812, and after his marriage with Martha Henry on December 31, 1846, removed to Wood County, W. Va., where, in an almost unbroken forest, together they braved the hardships of pioneer life. Coming to Indiana in April 1865, they located on a farm just east of this place. Here they lived until February 1885, when they moved to Avilla to spend their declining. Three children, with his wife. He was 68 years, 10 months, 15 days. He has been a member of the Presbyterian denomination since 1851. Funeral at the M.E. Church this afternoon. ~ 1-22-1891
Barr Janet Elaine, 43, died Sept. 10, 2007 at her Kendallville home. She graduated from Van Wert High School in 1982 and was employed at the Kendallville Pizza Hut and at Cole Center YMCA. She was a member of South Milford Church of Christ. She was born in Huntington on Feb. 27, 1964 to Delbert and Judy (Hunicutt) Smith. Surviving are a daughter, Dezaray, and a son, Joshua, of Kendallville; her father and stepmother of Van Wert, Ohio; her mother and stepfather of Athens, Ala.; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Rod and Candy Smith of Convoy, Ohio, and Mike and Tammy Smith of Oakwood, Ill.; 3 sisters and a brother-in-law, Kimberly Ellis of Durham, N.C., Julie and Lonnie Ritchie of Elkmont, Ala., and Pam Smith of Van Wert, Ohio. Services Thursday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 9-11-2007
Barr Jimmie E, 61, died June 11, 2002 at Parkview Noble Hospital. He worked as a welder for Leland Engineering in White Pigeon, Mich. He served in the U.S. Army. He was born Jan. 20, 1941 in Indianapolis to William and Sylvia M. (VanHook) Barr. He married Becky Berkes June 26, 1965 in St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Albion. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Robert of Kendallville and Rodney of Fort Wayne; 2 daughters, Angel Barr of Kendallville and Alicia Terry of Rome city; 7 grandchildren, Kevin and Tyler Murphy, Andrew Terry and Brian, Devin, Kiarra and Jenna Barr; a sister, Lucille Rector of Hope. Services Saturday at St. Mark's Lutheran Church. Albion. ^ 6-13-2002
Barr Mabel M, 66, Wolf Lake, died today in Whitley County Hospital. She was born March 8, 1910 in Noble County to William and Angie Boner. She married Homer L. Barr July 19, 1930. She was a lifetime Wolf Lake resident, employed at Wolf Lake Production Co., retiring last June. Surviving are her husband; three daughters, Mrs. James (Sally) Gawthrop, Kimmell, Mrs. Carl (Betty) McKee, Terre Haute, and Mrs. Woodward (Sandra) Halsey, Woodburn; one son, Glen A., Kendallville; two sisters, Mrs. Hobert (Mamie) Adair, Albion, and Mrs. Wilmer (Mae) Rarick, Wolf Lake; two brothers, David, Indianapolis, and Everence, Churubusco; 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral in Smith Funeral Home, Columbia City, Saturday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 4-?-1976
Barr Martha A was born in Wood County, Ohio June 11, 1827 and died Sept. 13, 1903. She was the eldest of 9 children, 4 of whom survive her. She married Isaac A Barr Dec. 31, 1846. He preceded her in death. They had 3 children, John H., Robert P., and Mary E., all of whom survive. Her early married life was spent in W. Va., she and her husband moving to Indiana in 1865. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. ^ 9-18-1903
Barr Michael P, 40, died Saturday at Whitley County Hospital. He was born Sept. 23, 1954 in Muncie, Ind., a son of Henry P. and Helen M. Holland Barr. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1973 until 1976 and was employed at the Boyd Machine Shop in Wolf Lake. On Aug. 19, 1979 he married Dawn J. Latham. He helped coach the Wolf Lake Baseball League for 6 years and was a member of Noble-LaGrange Baseball Association. Surviving are his wife; 4 sons, Michael Jr., Benjamin, James and Ethan; a daughter Amber; his mother of Muncie; 3 sisters, Deb Hurley of Albion, Michele St. John of Albana, Ind., Patricia Ade of Kendallville, and a brother, Steven of Big Lake. His father died Sept. 21, 1975. Funeral Wednesday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 3-4-1995
Barr Patricia L, 76, of Kendallville, died April 2, 2011, at her residence. She Mrs. Barr was born in Kendallville on July 3, 1934, to Arthur and Leona (Bordner) Rowe. She graduated from Rome City High School in 1952. She married Glen Alan ďBudĒ Barr on February 1, 1959, in Kendallville and he died October 26, 2009. She worked in the cafeteria at the Kendallville Middle School for a number of years and she also worked at McCray Memorial Hospital for a time. She was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville. Survivors include 4 sons, Craig Linthicum of Kendallville and Kathy Linthicum of Auburn, Bret and Tonya Barr of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Joe Barr of Kendallville, and Todd Barr of Kendallville; 14 grandchildren, Carie and Dane Brandgard, Drew Linthicum, Cody Linthicum, Nikki and Rob Galbraith, Danelle Barr, Carl W. Haggerman, Kaitlin Barr, Emalee Barr, Kyle Barr, Connor Barr, Dezaray Barr, and Joshua Barr; 8 great-grandchildren, Allyson Brandgard, Leif Brandgard, Lars Brandgard, Hanna Brandgard, Alaura Linthicum, Jackson Linthicum, Kingston Linthicum, and Alexis Jade Folis; 2 sisters, Donna Seigel of Ligonier, and Darlene Howard of Port Washington, Ky.; and a brother, Jack Rowe of Kentucky. She was also preceded in death her great-granddaughter, Celestial Breeze Linthicum; brother, Jim Rowe; and sister, Annie Hammel. Funeral April 6 at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 4-4-2011
Barr Robert C, 49, R. 3, Kendallville, died Thursday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, after suffering a heart attack. He was born July 28, 1937 in Houston, Texas, to George L. and Ruth (Connell) Barr. He married Carolyn Eubanks in Houston on Dec. 23, 1961. He had been a Kendallville resident since 1979, coming here from Houston. He was a 1959 graduate of Texas A & M University, the owner of Barr Video Games, past president of Flint & Walling, and a salesman with Collins Oldsmobile in Fort Wayne. He was a member of the Berachah Church in Houston. Surviving are his wife and his mother; one daughter, Ann at home; one son, Timothy a student at Texas A & M University in College Station, Texas; and one sister, Jana Brown of Houston. Graveside services in Houston Monday. + 10-23-1986
Barr Robert Lorin was born in Kendallville Oct. 31, 1882 and died on March 12, 1907. He was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Barr and the brother of Ralph K. Barr. He graduated from Kendallville High School June 1, 1900. Funeral Thursday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-12-1907 ^ 3-14-1907
Barr Robert P, 56, northern Indiana attorney, died from internal hemorrhage at his home in Kendallville Sunday. When 13, he moved with his parents from W. Va. to a farm near Avilla. He attended Kendallville High School and graduated from the law department of University of Michigan. He served Kendallville as mayor 3 terms and at the time of death was city attorney. He married Eva B. Kingsley in 1879 and to this union 2 children, Ralph and Robert, were born. Robert preceded his father in death. One brother, John of LaGrange County; and one sister, Mrs. M. E. Carver of Avilla survive with his wife and son. He was a high degree Mason. Services were held at the home Wednesday afternoon. > 2-17-1909 The son of Isaac A. and Martha A. (Henry) Barr, he was born in Wood County, W. Va. June 8, 1852 and with his parents moved to Allen Twp, settling there April 14, 1865. ^ 2-15-1909  The son of Isaac A. and Martha A. (Henry) Barr, he was born in Wood County, W. Va. June 8, 1852 and with his parents moved to Allen Twp, settling there April 14, 1865. ^ 2-15-1909
Barr Roger Lee, son of Homer and Mabel Boner Barr, was born Jan. 6, 1931 and died Aug. 25, 1933, aged two years, 7 months and 19 days. He leaves his father; mother; one sister; Maxine; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Boner of Wolf Lake. + 9-?-1933
Barr Todd G, 47, of Kendallville, died September 30, 2012, at his residence. He was born in Kendallville on September 10, 1965, to Glen and Patricia (Rowe) Barr. He graduated from East Noble High School in 1983. He was a machinist and employed with Dana Corp. in Fort Wayne for 26 years. He was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville. Survivors include his daughter, Dezaray Barr of Kendallville; his son, Joshua Barr of Kendallville; 3 brothers, Bret and Tonya Barr of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Joe Barr of Kendallville and Craig and Kathy Linthicum, both Kendallville. He was preceded in death by his wife and mother of his children, Janet Elaine (Smith) Barr, who died September 10, 2007. Funeral, October 4, 2012 at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 10-3-2012
Barrett Effie E, 76, of 204 Bower St., Ligonier, died July 26 in Memorial Hospital in South Bend. She was born in LaGrange County Sept. 26, 1927, the daughter of Logan and Myrtle (Rink) Chrisman. A lifetime resident of Ligonier, she was a member of the United Methodist Church. Surviving are two brothers, Howard of LaGrange and Harley of Ligonier; a sister, Dorothy Fenzau of South Bend; and a son, Morris of Ligonier. Funeral Saturday in United Methodist Church in Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 8-1-1984
Barrett Elmer Franklin, 79, of DeLeon Springs, Fla., died Feb. 15 in a Florida nursing home. He was born Dec. 14, 1905 in Wawaka, the son of Simon and Mahala Barrett. In 1926 he married Laura Bowman. He had lived in Wawaka most of his life before moving to Fla. 13 years ago. He was a heavy equipment operator for the Noble County Highway Dept. for 33 years and owned his own machine shop in Wawaka for 10 years, doing government contracts during WW II. He was a member of Local Union 103 Operator Engineers of Indianapolis, and Lutheran Church of Providence in Fla. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Collette Wallace of DeLeon Springs; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services Feb. 16 at Pinehurst Cemetery, DeLeon Springs. + 2-16-1985
Barrett Emi M, 64, of Elkhart, died Wednesday in Elkhart Hospital. He was employed in Elkhart by Miles Laboratories, Inc. He left Cromwell about 15 years ago. Survivors include 3 brothers, Harley of Little Rock, Ark., Loren of Cave Creek, Ariz., and J. C., believed to be in the U. S. Merchant Marines; and a sister, Mrs. Vera Jackson, Fort Wayne. + 4-?-1968
Barrett Fayra M, 82, died Monday at McCray Hospital. She was a resident of The Lamplighter in Kendallville. She was born Feb. 23, 1897 in LaPorte City, Iowa to Joseph J. and Myrtle (Hummel) McBride. She married William P. Barrett Nov. 18, 1915 in LaPorte City. He died Dec. 1, 1963. She is survived by two sons William, Baum St., Avilla, Oakley, Olivehurst, Calif.; three daughters, Mrs. Cecil (Joyce) Egolf, Columbia City, Mrs. Robert (Darlene) Black, Kendallville, and Mrs. Stanley (Lorene) Turner, Washington, Utah; four sisters, Prudence Whitead, Oxnard, Calif., Norma Secrist, Etna, Helen Foster and Lydia Taylor, LaPorte City; one brother, Milo, Chula Vista, Calif.; 25 grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Services today at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 3-1-1979
Barrett Lena, 81, (b. 9-15-1876) died Monday (d. 12-16-1957) in her home in Brimfield. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jean Shelvis, Brimfield, and Mrs. Katherine Cannon, Yuma, Colo.; 5 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. Services Wednesday in Brimfield Methodist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 1957
Barrett Mahala M, 89, died Wednesday morning at the home of her son, Elmer, in Wawaka. A resident of that community for 45 years, she was a member of the Methodist church. Surviving are another son, William, of Mishawaka; one daughter, Mrs. Carlton Poppy near Wawaka; 11 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral Friday in the Wawaka Methodist church. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. Ligonier Leader 1-2- 1952 Contributed by Judy Richter
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, 81, of Ligonier, died Aug. 12, 2009 at Goshen Hospital. He was self-employed and a member of Ligonier Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite. He was born March 20, 1928 in Ligonier to Emi and Effie (Christman) Barrett. Surviving are 7 cousins. Funeral Aug. 17 at Ligonier United Methodist Church. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 8-15-2009
Barrett Myrtle Marie, 79, died November 20, 2005 in Parkview Noble Hospital. A lifetime Avilla resident, she was born in Swan Twp, a daughter of Charles Edward and Bessie Mae (Pepple) Huff. On January 11, 1945 she married William D. Barrett. Surviving are her husband; 2 daughters, Nancy Fischer of Avilla and Billie (Alan) Fordeck of Kendallville; one son, Dennis (Deb) Garrett; 7 grandchildren, Thomas Fischer, Tammy Manier, Amy Adkins, Mick Fordeck, Melissa Priestley, Heather and William Barrett; 5 great-grandchildren, Tabby, Mackenzie, Abigayle, Austin, Noah and Steven; and 2 sisters, Catherine Truelove and Wanita Albertson. Preceding her in death were a sister, Emma Jean Offord, and son-in-law, Thomas Fischer. She was once an Avon representative and an Avilla deputy clerk. She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Avilla American Legion Post 240 Auxiliary, Kendallville VFW and Sacred Heart Home Auxiliary. Graveside services at Swan Cemetery. ~ 12-1-2005
Barrett Rebecca, 81, died today at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Augusta Farmer, 502 Watkins St. Her residence had been at 1908 Bequette St. with a son, Richard, a member of the Fort Wayne Police Dept. She was born at Albany, W. Va., and came here to live 24 years ago. She was a member of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Her husband, Daniel, died 25 years ago. Survivors are two sons, George and Richard; four daughters, Mrs. Farmer, Mrs. Josephine Gawthrop of Canada, and Mrs. Lucile Price and Mrs. Ellen Billingsly, both Fort Wayne; 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Mungovan & Sons Mortuary are in charge of arrangements. + No date.
Barrett Simon F, 79, died June 21 at his home in Wawaka of senility and complications. Surviving are the wife, Mahala; one daughter, Grace Poppy of Wawaka; two sons, Elmer of Wawaka, and William of South Bend; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two half-sisters and three half-brothers. Funeral Thursday at the M. E. Church in Wawaka. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 6-?-1938
Barrett William D, 84, of Avilla, died  October 16, 2011 at the Parkview Noble Hospital. He was born on January 25, 1927 in International Falls, Minn., to William P. and Fayra (McBride) Barrett. On January 11, 1945 he married Myrtle Huff. She died November 20, 2005. He was a longtime farmer and was employed by Levin and Sons in Kendallville for many years. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy. He was a member of the American Legion Post 240 in Avilla, and the VFW. in Kendallville. Surviving are 2 daughters, Nancy Fischer of Avilla, and Billie and Alan Fordeck of Kendallville; his son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Deb Barrett of Celina, Ohio; 9 grandchildren, Tom Fischer, Tammy Manier, Amy Adkins, Mick Fordeck, Melissa Priestley, Heather Barrett, B.J. Barrett, Dawn Schnell and Heather Bragg; 16 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Lorene Turner of Utah.  He was preceded in death by his wife, son-in-law, Thomas Fischer on Dec. 1, 2002; a brother, Oakley Barrett; and 3 sisters, Joyce Egolf, Darlene Black and Shirley Blocker. Graveside service Oct. 18 at Swan Cemetery. Military graveside service by American Legion Post 240. ^ 10-18-2011
Barrett William P, 68, R. 2, Avilla, died Sunday in McCray Hospital. He resided in Kendallville before moving to R. 2, Avilla two years ago. He was a native of Dalton City, Ill. Survivors include the wife, Fayra McBride; two sons, William D. of Avilla and Oakley of Marysville, Calif.; four daughters, Mrs. Cecil Egolf of Columbia City, Mrs. Robert Black of Kendallville, Mrs. Lorene Chadburn of St. George, Utah, and Mrs. Delbert Blocker of LaPorte City, Iowa; three brothers and three sisters. Funeral at Hite Funeral Home Wednesday. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 12-5-1963
Barrias Amy Lynn and Rebecca Lynn were stillborn Jan. 29, 2004 in Goshen Hospital. Surviving are the parents, Asimial Barrias and Sara Flores of Ligonier; 2 brothers, James Mathias Charles and Brian Fernando Flores; a sister, Rosemarie Reyes Charles; grandparents, Elmer and Rosemary Charles of Ligonier. Services Monday in Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 1-31-2004
Barringer Solomon, the aged gentleman who was struck by a train near Kendallville Monday, died this morning without having regained consciousness. Funeral at the M. E. Church at Swan Friday. (78 years of age, Uncle of Mrs. Theodore Warner, per earlier article). ~ 6-1-1893
Barron Adaline (Dillman) died this morning at the family home, 107 Clark St. at the age of 66 years, 9 months and 24 days. She was born in Canton, O. June 8, 1854 where she spent her girlhood days, and 53 years ago came to Kendallville, where she has since resided. December 25, 1877, she married Hugh Barron, and they had four children, three surviving. Surviving are the husband; two sons, Wallace of Chicago and Lawrence and one daughter, Mrs. Roy Creager of this city; one brother and twin sisters, Andrew Dillman of Helmer and Mrs. Mary Beasing of Mt. Valley, Kan., and Mrs. Grant Krunrod of Buffalo, Ind. Funeral Monday from the residence. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 4-2-1921
Barron Hugh, 71, practically a lifelong resident of Kendallville, died this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Roy Creager, 520 N. Riley St. He was born July 7, 1854 at Metz., Ind. and came here in 1857. He received his early schooling in Kendallville and for a time engaged as a painter with his father. Later he learned the printerís trade, which business he followed for some years, being employed for eight years on the Toledo Blade. He then returned to this city and operated a job printing shop here and also in Albion. For the past thirty years he had been employed in the shipping department of the Flint & Walling Manufacturing Co. He was married on Christmas day forty-nine years ago to Adaline Dillman, who died five years ago. + 2-17-1926
Barron Lee, about 74, unmarried, a resident of Kendallville since childhood and until Nov. 1 last, one of the employees of the McCray Refrigerator Co., died last evening after a brief illness, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Deal, 609 E. Mitchell St., where he resided. Death resulted from apoplexy. He was born in Metz, Ind. June 23, 1857, the son of Justice and Mary Barron. With his parents he came to Kendallville in his youth and continued to make this city his home practically ever since. In early life he acted as a messenger boy in a telegraph officer here. Later he was employed with the late Hiram McCray in the produce business. For some years he was private secretary to the late H. I. Park of the Flint & Walling Manufacturing Co. When a young man he also engaged in the printing business and was recognized among the old school of printers, serving as foreman of the Standard office here some years ago. + 2-4-1931
Barroquillo Jessie P, 77, of R. 1, Wolcottville, died Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dean (Nancy) Colter of R. 1, Kendallville. She was born in Woodruff Aug. 27, 1907, the daughter of James B. and Ada G. Hanson Koon. On Dec. 7, 1928, she married Servando P. Barroquillo, who died in 1944. She attended the Fort Wayne Art School and John Herron Art School in Indianapolis. She was a member of the Northeastern Indiana Memorial Society and a fellow of the Royal Horticultural Society of London, England. Surviving with her daughter are two sons, Sheldon of R. 3, Wolcottville, and Jimmie Lee of Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Max (June) Bachelor of Angola, and Mrs. Wayne R. (Jeanne) McClue of Fremont; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be Sunday at Plato United Methodist Church. + 8-21-1985
Barrows Harry J, 86, died Sunday at McCray Hospital. He was born April 2, 1904 in Ohio, the son of Fredrick and Florency (Roney) Barrows. He married Lucille Spence in 1930. She died in 1987. He retired from J. C. Penney in 1964 after 35 years, including 24 years as manager of the Kendallville store from 1947 to 1964. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Charles (Mary) L. Taner of Fort Wayne and Mrs. Richard (Beverly) Harrison of Rock Island, Ill.; one brother, Floyd F. of Columbus, Ohio; 3 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Services Tuesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-?-1991
Barrows Lucille S died Saturday in Kendallville Nursing Home. Born in West Virginia, she was the daughter of Peter I. and Jane (Meadows) Spence. On Jan. 26, 1930 in Marietta, Ohio, she married Harry J. Barrows, who survives. She moved to Kendallville in 1947 from Covington, Ky. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Marietta. Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Mary) Taner of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Richard (Beverly Ann) Harrison of Rock Island, Ill.; and three grandchildren, Thomas C. and David Barrows Taner and Sue Ann Harrison. Services Tuesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-18-1987
Barry John died June 9, 1880 at his home in Brimfield. He was born in Montgomery County, N.Y., Feb. 7, 1813. He came to LaGrange County in 1837. In 1852 went to Calif. and following his return to Noble County in 1858 he was an invalid the remaining 23 years of his life, unable to even stand on his feet because of rheumatism. He leaves a widow and three children, four other children having preceded him in death. + 6-?-1880 ^ 6-10-1880
Barry Richard Thomas, 61, of Kimmell, died Sunday in Elkhart County. He was born Feb. 2, 1926 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He had lived in Columbia City from approximately 1955 to 1975 when he moved to Kimmell. He formerly owned Kimmell Inn and prior to that was a special agent for Lumbermanís Mutual Insurance Co. Surviving are a daughter, Lynne of Pierceton; four sons, Thomas C. of Indianapolis, Robert E. of Fort Wayne, Martin J. of Columbia City, and Kevin R. of San Diego, Calif.; a sister, Diane DuVal of Dalton, Ill.; and seven grandchildren. Services Wednesday in St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church, Columbia City. Burial, Catholic Cemetery, Columbia City. + 7-5-1987
Barry Samantha Catharine, wife of Charles A. Barry, died of consumption at her home in Brimfield June 24, aged 30 years and 15 days. She was born in Defiance County, Ohio, came to Indiana with her parents when a child. Her home, after marriage, has been in the west for several years. She leaves 2 sons and one daughter. She was a member of the Second Advent Church. ^ 6-29 & 7-6-1883
Barry Timothy J, 19, rural Garrett, died June 15 in DeKalb Hospital. He was born Oct. 5, 1967, the son of Howard and Connie Clark. He was engaged to be married in April 1988 to Tina Stayer of Auburn. He was a 1986 graduate of Garrett High School, employed by Hixson Sand & Gravel, and was a member of the LaOtto Volunteer Fire Department and the Cedar Creek Church of the Brethren. Surviving are his parents; 3 brothers, David, Jeff and Todd, Avilla; two stepbrothers, Jim Clark of Fort Wayne and Tom Clark of Garrett; one stepsister, Pat Howey of Fort Wayne; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Myles Hixson of Garrett, and Mrs. Alelia Barry of Garrett; and a step-grandmother, Mrs. Nell Holley of Fort Wayne. Services June 18 at Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. ~ 6-25-1987
Bartels Hawaii Bernadette, 79, of Columbia City, died Feb. 26, 1995 in Oaks Living Center, Columbia City. She was born Oct. 17, 1915 in Whitley County to Permeanus E. and Zora May (Williams) Fry. She married James H. Bartels on July 20, 1950 in Columbia City. He died July 12, 1982. She retired in 1980 after 32 years at Dana-Weatherhead Co. in Columbia City. She was a member of B.T. Roberts Free Methodist Church, Eagles Lodge 1906 Auxiliary, U.A.W. Local 1404, and AARP. Surviving are a daughter, Barbara J. Daniels, Columbia City; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Joan Hull, Columbia City; a stepson; 9 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Athalea Tucker of Albion. She was also preceded in death by a sister Vesta Fry Knapp, and a brother, Valmont Fry. Services Wednesday in DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 2-26-1995
Barth Dawn Rene, 27, of Auburn, died Feb. 24 from injuries received in a car accident in DeKalb County. She was born Aug. 5, 1970 to Steven and Sue (Yontz) Barth of Auburn. Also surviving are a child, Jonnie Sue; a sister and brother-in-law, Tammy and Bill Knapp, Auburn; grandparents, Rod and Jean Barth, Lake Panasoffkee, Fla., and Louise Carver and Grover Yontz of Kendallville. Services in Feller Funeral Home. Burial, St. Maryís Cemetery. ~ 3-12-1998
Barth Elizabeth, 38, died June 11 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Last rites were held last week in the Immaculate Conception Church in Kendallville and burial was made in the Avilla Catholic Cemetery. A resident of this area the past six years, she and her family formerly lived in Fort Wayne. She was married October 20, 1944 to Rodney Barth, who survives. Other survivors include the children, Michael 18, Robert 17, Steven 14, and Deborah 10. A sister, residing in England, also survives. She was a member of the Rosary Society. ~ 6-18-1964
Barth George John was born in Rochester, N.Y. June 25, 1853; and died at Grace Hospital, Detroit, Mich. Jan. 27, aged 55 years 7 months and 2 days. When a child a few years old he and his parents moved to Mishawaka, Ind. where he lived until he came to Kendallville about 25 years ago. In 1897 he married Mary Shaffer, who with 5 sisters, Mrs. Caroline Reyniers of Mishawaka, Mrs. Lucinda Smith of Niles, Mich., Mrs. Sarah Colby and Mrs. Mary Nolan of South Bend, and Mrs. Clara Becker of Kalamazoo, Mich., are left. The body was brought to Kendallville and funeral was Jan. 30 from the Church of Christ. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 2-3-1909
Barth Margaret A, 77, of Kendallville, died unexpectedly Tuesday in her residence. She was born July 14, 1919 in Fort Wayne to Bacil and Ethyl (Waters) Downend. On March 20, 1937 in Albion she married Robert J. Barth. He died June 21, 1980. A homemaker, she was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Surviving are 4 daughters, Sandra Smith of Grabill, Cynthia Allen of Albion, and Linda Smith and Janet McIntosh of Fort Wayne; 2 sons, Roger J. of Kimmell and Duane M. of Fort Wayne; a sister, Virginia Arlic of Fort Wayne; 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Anita; a brother, Glenn Downend; and a grandchild. Funeral Monday in Immaculate Conception Church, Kendallville. Burial, Ege Cemetery. ^ 5-6-1997
Barth Mary, 57, died at the home of her mother, 115 Orchard St. Thursday from cancer. She was practically a lifelong resident of Noble County, a member of the local lodge of Rebekahs, the Red Cross, the Bethany Girls and the Church of Christ. She was born Jan. 29, 1862 in Westmoreland County, Pa. With her parents, Jacob and Sarah Shaffer, she came to Noble County in 1864, locating in Wayne Twp. On April 5, 1887 she married George J. Barth, who died Jan. 28, 1909. Surviving relatives include her mother; two brothers, G. M. of Wayne Twp, and W. F. of North Manchester; two nephews, Oran of Allen Twp, and Raymond of Wayne Twp; three nieces, Mrs. Theresa Bersch of Fort Wayne, Miss Mabelle Shaffer of Wayne Twp, and Mrs. Clara Hanson of Los Angeles, Cal.; and two grand-nieces, Florence and Theresa Hevel of Los Angeles. Funeral Saturday from the Church of Christ. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 8-28-1919
Barth Michael R, 57, died April 13, 2003 at Lutheran Hospital in fort Wayne. He was a purchasing agent for Dana Corp. in Fort Wayne; and a member of Auburn Lions Club. He was a 1965 graduate of Avilla High School; attended the Fort Wayne Art Institute and was a graduate of Oakland Community College. He was born Dec. 31, 1945 in Brighton, England to Rodney N. and Elizabeth (Ewen) Barth. He married Mary Ann Pepple on Jan. 145, 1966 in LaOtto. Surviving are his father in Lake Panasoffkee, Fla.; his wife; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Julie Barth of Hicksville, Ohio, and Jonathan and Lisa Barth of Auburn; 2 brothers, Steve of Auburn and Robert of Richmond; a sister, Deb Underwood of Auburn; and 2 grandchildren, Christman and Caroline Barth. Services Thursday in Feller Funeral Home. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery, Auburn. ^ 4-15-2003
Barth Robert John, 62, died Saturday in McCray Hospital. He retired from Dana Corporation in 1969. Survivors include his wife, Margaret; two sons, Roger, Avilla, and Duane, Fort Wayne; four daughters, Mrs. James (Sandra) Smith, Leo, and Mrs. Timothy (Cynthia) Kuker, Linda Durbin and Janet Geary, all of Fort Wayne; his father, Chris, Ruskin, Va.; a brother, Rodney of Ruskin; three sisters, Imogene Lewis and Patricia Fox, both Fort Wayne, and June Grider of Norfolk, Va.; 14 grandchildren. Services were Tuesday in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Kendallville. Burial, Ege Cemetery. ~ 6-16-1980 He was born in Arcola June 5, 1918, the son of Chris and Berniece (Minier) Barth. On March 20, 1937 he married Margaret Alice Downend. + 6-?-1980
Bartholomew W E Mrs, 62, died last Saturday at the family home on S. Cavin St. After a short funeral service at the home, the remains were taken to Ashtabula, O. for burial. + 7-?-1923
Bartkus Laverne C, 65, a resident of Sacred Heart Home, died Saturday in McCray Hospital, Kendallville. She was a native of Kenosha, Wis. Surviving are three sons, John H. of Fort Wayne, Thomas A. of Milwaukee, Wis., and William of Huntertown; three brothers, Howard Welch of Fort Wayne, Robert Fornero of Kenosha, Wis., and Donald Fornero of Camp Lake, Wis.; two sisters, Betty Schultz and Lois Kivi of Kenosha, Wis.; and her stepmother, Etta Welch of Fort Wayne. Services Wednesday in St. Markís Catholic Church, Kenosha, Wis. + 9-?-1981
Bartlett C C, 88, died Nov. 5, 1894 at the residence of his niece, Mrs. S. J. Hartsuck in Kendallville. He was born at Augusta, Oneida County, N. Y. in 1826; moved with his parents to Monroe County, Mich. when quite young, then to Milford Twp, Indiana at the age of 16. In 1849 he went with his brothers to Calif. where he spent the greater part of his life. He returned to Ind. in 1887. He leaves an only brother, S. Bartlett in Santa Cruz, Calif.; seven nieces and one nephew. Funeral at South Milford. + 11-5-1894
Bartlett Linda S, 38, of Savannah, Ga., died Sunday at her residence. She was born Oct. 26, 1949 in Allen County, the daughter of Paul and Mary (Heimanne) Repine. On July 19, 1968 she married Ronald B. Bartlett. A 1967 graduate of East Noble High School, she lived most of her life in Noble County and Kendallville. She was a veterinarian assistant at Abercorn Animal Hospital in Savannah, and a member of TOPS Club, Hunter Army Air Field, Evergreen Maltese Club and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Ege. Surviving are her parents at Jones Lake, Rome City; her husband; two sons, Robert and Paul of Savannah; a sister, Patricia Vance of Denton, N.C.; and two brothers, Roger of Fort Meyers, Fla., and Roy of LaGrange. Services Thursday in Immaculate Conception Church in Ege. Burial, Ege Cemetery. + 10-2-1988
Bartlett Mary, who lives 2 miles northeast of Avilla, died from measles and was buried at the Catholic Cemetery on Friday last. ^ 6-3-1887
Bartlett Vincent R, 85, died May 9, 1995 in Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. He was born March 8, 1910 in Kendallville to Joseph E. and Maude (Lindsay) Bartlett. On Sept. 8, 1928 in Valparaiso he married Helen L. VanVoorhies. She died May 2. He was a millwright machinist and had worked for U.S. Rubber Co. and Motorola in Arizona. He was a member of Payson Christian Church in Payson, Ariz. Surviving are a son, James of Kendallville; a daughter, Christine Jensen of Wolcottville; a sister, Catherine Higgenbotham of Fort Wayne; a brother, Lawrence of Fla.; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Vincent, and a daughter, Patricia Bollman. Graveside services Saturday in Lake View Cemetery. + 5-9-1995
Bartley Hannah, 71, died at Wolf Lake March 21, 1888. She was born in Oneida County, New York, March 13, 1817, a daughter of Stephen Martin, and came to Noble County in 1836. + 1888 ^ 6-8-1888
Bartley Isaac died at his residence in York Twp Nov. 2, 1877, aged 64 years, 10 months and 10 days. He came to northern Indiana at an early day. He came to Noble County in 1837 and has resided here since that time. He was a member of the Dunkard Church. > 1877
Bartley John, 51, died Sunday, leaving a wife and 2 children. The widow was his second wife. The family lived on a farm 6 miles north of Fort Wayne on the Auburn Road. Funeral will be tomorrow at Wolf Lake. He was for many years a resident of Port Mitchell and vicinity. He was the person who saw the noted Marvin Kuhns pass through Bloomingdale on his way to Churubusco and promptly notified the officers . ^ 3-11-1892
Bartlow Ruth A, 78, of Apt. 106, Holiday Hills, Cromwell, was found dead Wednesday at her residence. She was born June 4, 1911 in Cook County, Ill. and had lived in Cromwell about one year. Her husband, Vail Bartlow, preceded her in death in 1979. Surviving are a daughter, Janet Strauss of North Webster; two sons, Greg of Castro Valley, Calif., and Ronald of Mesa, Ariz.; a brother, Leroy Lynch of DeMotte; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. There will be no services. + 7-12-1989
Bartman Margaret Lorraine, 72, of Kendallville, died May 13, 2008 at her home from acute leukemia. She had owned a beauty shop in Lansing, Ill. for more than 20 years and then worked in insurance billing for Jones Clinic in Munster. She retired early to care for her youngest grandchild, David. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Lansing. She was born Oct. 16, 1935 in Hammond to Arthur and Lorraine (Baldwin) Lorenz. She married Wayne Bartman on Sept. 17, 1955 in Lansing, Ill. Surviving are her husband; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Karen Bloom of Kendallville and Lorrie and Daniel Wolf of Parkville, Mo.; 5 grandchildren, Sarah and Steve Gradek, David Bloom, Kimberly, Paul and Nora Wolf; a sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Chuck Peglow of Woodruff, Wis.; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, Arthur and Mary Lorenz of Steger, Ill., and Kenneth and Donna Lorenz of Valparaiso. Services Friday at St. John Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 5-14-2008
Barton Dorothy (Preston) Brown, 53, former Kendallville resident of West Memphis, Ark., died Nov. 26. She has lived in Ark. since 1977. Surviving are her husband, Jesse Barton; her mother, Zita Dillar of Otsego, Mich.; a daughter, Roxanna Pernin; and three sons, Allen and Jim Brown of Toledo, Ohio; and John Brown of Kendallville; and 13 grandchildren. Services Thursday and burial was in Crittendon Memorial Park, West Memphis. + 11-26-1984
Barton Emma F, 90, widow of Leonard Barton, died Saturday at Lakeside Hospital Surviving are seven nieces. Funeral Tuesday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-?-1938
Barton Jane (McKegg) was born in Washington County, Pa. Feb. 24, 1821 and died at her home in Richland Twp, DeKalb County, Ind. Feb. 8, 1893, aged 71 years, 11 months and 14 days. At the age of 12 she came with her parents to Holmes County, Ohio. Fifteen years later she moved with her husband to DeKalb County, Ind., where she remained until her death. She was married Aug. 25, 1846 to James Barton in Holmes County, Ohio. To them have been born 4 daughters and 3 sons. Two daughters and one son preceded her in death. She was received into the German Baptist Church with her husband by baptism May 3, 1863. Funeral at Cedar Lake Church. Burial, Union burying ground. ^ 2-17-1893
Barton Sandra R, 63, died July 23, 2003 at her home. She was a case manager at ADEC Corp. in Bristol. She was born Dec. 2, 1939 in Owosso to Felix and Mammie (Suvak) Malkaski. She married Duray H. Barton in Indianapolis. Surviving are her husband; a son, Michael of Indianapolis; and a brother, Donald Malkaski of Michigan. Services Monday at Brazzell Funeral Home in Avilla. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 7-25-2003
Bashore Florence K. 64, died Saturday in her Auburn home. She was born Jan. 28, 1911 in Kendallville to William and Minnie (Albrecht) Schroeder. On June 16, 1925, she married Maurice L. Bashore in Indianapolis. She had been a proof reader at the Auburn Evening Star 10 years and at the Messenger Corporation 12 years. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Susie Dilley, Auburn; a son, M. L. "Jim", Angola; and four grandchildren. Funeral at Missionary Church in Auburn Tuesday. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. + 10-?-1975
Basse Annabelle J, 59, of 15728 Lima Road, Huntertown, died in St. Josephís Hospital April 16. She was an employee of Indiana Bank. She is survived by a son, Kenneth; three daughters, Juanita McCoy and June Strassburg, both of Huntertown, and Mary Alverson of Des Moines, Iowa; two brothers, Melvin Treesh of Garrett and Robert Treesh of Fort Wayne; three sisters, Betty Shilling of Huntertown, Ilene Stover of Willard, Ohio, and Florence Brown in Alabama. Services in McKee Funeral Home at Garrett April 20. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. ~ 4-24-1980
Bassett Audry B, 72, Kendallville, died at Kendallville Nursing Home Sunday. Born Feb. 23, 1915 near Wawaka, she was the daughter of Wesley and Mary Ellen (Moore) Reidenbach. She had lived her whole life in Noble County. On July 2, 1933 she married Lavon Bassett in Fort Wayne. He died July 28, 1984. Surviving are a son, Jerry, Kendallville; three sisters, Doris Grayless of Albion, Marjorie Haflich of Fort Wayne, and Maxine Sites of Ashland, Ohio; a stepsister, Blanche Nodine of Garrett; three stepbrothers, Rex and Walter Donat of Rome City and Bill Donat of Wawaka. Two brothers preceded her in death. Services Tuesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 10-11-1987
Bassett Dale G, 79, of Fort Wayne, died Wednesday at Parkview Hospital. He was born July 5, 1916 in South Milford to George and Sylvia (Eshelman) Bassett. He married Margaret Bahls in 1943. She died May 9, 1968. He married Nancy (Eshelman) Chandler on Sept. 8, 1981. A graduate of Kendallville High School, he retired in 1975 as a tool grinder from International Harvester, employed 30 years. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Stephen (Sue Ann) Brill of Wolcottville; 2 sons, David of Fort Wayne and Thomas of Kendallville; 3 stepchildren; a sister, Garnett Crist of Warsaw; 3 brothers, Russell of Calif., Arthur of St. Louis, Mo., and Bernard of Helmer; 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Two sisters and 4 brothers preceded him in death. Funeral Saturday in St. John Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 8-10-1994
Bassett Edward V, 49, died Nov. 9 in Calif. from Lou Gerig's disease. He was born June 4, 1945 in Kendallville to Russ and Teresa Bassett. The family moved to Whittier Calif., where he attended Whittier High School. He devoted much of his life to the Russ Bassett Co. in Whittier, a leading manufacturer of microfilm filing cabinets. He later moved to Lexington, Ky. Moving to Carmel in 1982, he and his wife started Romintico, an antique and craft shop, and later, Equine Archives, a library of rare equine books and collectibles. He is survived by his wife, Linda; 3 children, John, Imry and Heather; his parents of Lake San Marcos, Calif.; his brother, Gary of Huntington Harbor, Calif.; and a sister, Emilie Mason of Fresno, Calif. + 11-9-1994
Bassett Harold M, 80, of Syracuse, died Saturday in Greencroft Nursing Center, Goshen. He was born Aug. 2, 1906 in Morocco to Oscar and Maude (Morton) Bassett. On Aug. 9, 1934 he married Elizabeth McClintic. He was retired from Sturm & Dillard Sand & Gravel Co., Syracuse. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Linda Emely of Ligonier; a son, James of Syracuse; two sisters; three grandsons; and seven great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Harris Funeral Home, Syracuse. + 7-18-1987
Bassett Hiram died Aug. 25, 1881. He was stricken with paralysis in May 1878 and from that time until his death was helpless. He was born in Delaware County, N.Y., April 2, 1807. In 1831 he was married to Lucia Barnum, who is now his widow. Two children were born to them, one of whom Platt B., is now living; the other, a daughter, married Joseph Vermilyea and died several years ago. Her two daughters now reside with their grandmother in Albion. He came to Noble County in 1836 and settled in York Twp on the farm owned by him at the time of his death. > No date ^ 6-15-1882
Bassett Hiram died Aug. 20. ^ 9-1-1881
Bassett Lavon "Maj", 74, Kendallville, died Saturday in McCray Hospital. He was born in Kendallville July 11, 1910, the son of Ora and Lottie (Weaver) Bassett. He married Audry B. Reidenbach in Fort Wayne July 2, 1935. A lifetime Kendallville resident, he was an attendant at Stonebrakerís Mobile Service Station for 50 years. Surviving are his wife; one son, Jerry of Kendallville; two sisters, June Ross, Avilla and Wilma Harmann of Findley, Ohio. One brother and one half-brother preceded him in death. Services Tuesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ~ 8-2-1984
Bassett Lottie May, native of Noble County and practically a lifelong resident of the community, died at the home of her son, Lavon Bassett, at Kendallville from a heart attack. She was born January 4, 1880 to Eldon C. and Fidelia J. Weaver of near Cromwell. She was united in marriage April 19, 1902 with Arthur J. Borden, Jackson, Mich., where they resided for two years when Mr. Borden died. She was united in marriage to Ora Bassett on February 28, 1906. Born to this union were two sons, Harold, deceased, and Lavon; three daughters, Mrs. Helen Sturgis, Kendallville, Mrs. Wilma Owen, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. June Ross of this town, all of whom survive. A sister, Mrs. Jerome F. Eulitt of Wolcottville, and nine grandchildren also survive. She was a member of the First Methodist Church. The funeral was Wednesday from the L. E. Berhalter & Son Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 1-30-1947
Bassett Lucia was a native of Connecticut where she was born May 18, 1813. She was a sister of Abel Barnum of Albion. They were distantly related to P. T. Barnum, the noted showman. When she was a child she moved with her parents to Sullivan County, N.Y., where in 1831 she married Hiram F. Bassett. He died in Albion in 1881. In 1835 they left New York and came to Michigan where they remained one year. In 1836 they settled in York Twp, where they lived until a short time before his death when they left the farm and moved into town. She was the mother of a son and a daughter. The son is living on the old homestead, the daughter died 22 years ago leaving 2 daughters and a son. The daughters found a home with their grandmother. She was a charter member of the Albion Presbyterian Church. Noble Co Democrat 6-22-1892
Bassett Margaret I, 48, 406 E. North St., died today in McCray Hospital. She was born Jan. 3, 1920 in Jefferson Twp, the daughter of Ernest and Flossie (Rauh) Bahls. On April 11, 1943 she married Dale Bassett. Survivors include the husband; the parents of South Milford; three children, David, Fort Wayne, Thomas and Sue, Kendallville; one sister, Mrs. Roy (Beatrice) Nichols, South Milford; one brother, Donald, R. 1,; and one grandchild. Services Saturday in St. Johnís Lutheran Church of which she was a member. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 5-9-1968
Bassett Ora O, 79, a retired carpenter and a resident of Kendallville 55 years, died Saturday in his home of a heart ailment. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Wilma Harmann of Columbus, O., Mrs. Helen Sturgis, Kendallville, and Mrs. June Ross, Avilla; a son, Lavon; and a stepson, A. P. Borden of Kendallville; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday in the A. J. Berhalter Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 9-26-1957
Bassett Platt B was born in Sullivan County, N.Y., April 6, 1834 and died at his home in Noble County on Nov. 22, aged 68 years 7 months and 16 days. In 1836 he came to Noble County with his parents who located on the farm west of Albion. April 24, 1856 he married Mary A. Bucher, who survives. They had one daughter, Florence, who is left. In Oct. 1871 he became a member of the Albion IOOF. ^ 12-5-1902
Basta Phyllis Jean, 42, died Sunday in Fort Wayne. She lived in Martigo Hills, Fort Wayne. She was born July 30, 1933 in Kendallville to Dale and Margaret (Wagner) Wible. Survivors include her parents; her husband, Joseph; three aunt and two uncles; and two brothers, Roger, Buffalo, N.Y., and Wayne, Kendallville. Funeral Wednesday in McComb Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial, Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne. + 5-?-1975
Batchelder Ivory A, 81, of Ligonier, is dead at the home of his daughter, Mrs. S. J. Cramer in Mishawaka. He went there about 3 weeks ago from Ligonier and was taken ill and never recovered. He was born in New York Aug. 12, 1830 and was married in 1852 to Martha J. Bailey, who died 4 years ago. He is survived by one brother, one sister, 2 daughters and 2 sons. He was a veteran of the Civil War and is a member of the G.A.R. post at Ligonier. ^ 12-19-1911
Bates Douglas Patrick, 20, died Dec. 22 in a car accident on SR 3 and S. Main St. when his car crossed the center line and crashed into the side of a Culligan truck driven by Keith Gillespie. He was born July 15, 1958 in Pontiac, Mich. Surviving are the father, Ellis Bates, and the mother, Lillian Wojcik; the wife, Debbie; and one son, Derek, South Milford; two sisters, Debby Young, Oxford, Mich., and Sharrie Bates, Lake Orin, Mich.; and one brother, David, Lake Orin Mich. Services in Bryant Funeral Home in Franklin, N.C. + 12-22-1978
Bates Leslie H, 90, died Thursday at McCray Hospital. He was born July 25, 1895 in Branch County, Mich., to Frank and Myrtle Humphrey. He was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Julius Bates at the age of 3 when his mother died. He was a resident of Kendallville, retired from the Garrett Police Department and Newnam Foundry. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. Surviving are his wife, Lela; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Doc (Judy) Gernard, Yorktown; one niece, Dorothy Fuller, Coldwater, Mich.; four grandchildren. Two sons and one daughter preceded him in death. Services Saturday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. + 11-7-1985
Bates Orpha, 77, of Kendallville, died unexpectedly Thursday in her residence. She was born in Kendallville Jan. 15, 1920 to Alva and Elsie Mignon (Hills) Acker. On Nov. 21, 1953 in Angola she married Beryl C. Bates. He died Oct. 9, 1993. She had worked for McCray Hospital 18 years and prior to that at Universal Friction and Flint & Walling Mfg. She was a member of Beacon Baptist Church. Surviving are 4 sons, Frank Freed and Terry Smith of Kendallville, Dale Freed of Elkhart, and Jack Freed of Lafayette; a sister, Kathryn Luke of Fort Wayne; 2 brothers, Roy and Robert Acker of Auburn; 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Funeral Monday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. + 7-31-1997
Bauer H Wesley, 78, lived at S. Center St. in Auburn and died Sunday in DeKalb Hospital. He was born in Auburn November 14, 1903, the son of the late Fred and Mary (Koerber) Bauer. He married Audrey Baker August 25, 1928. Surviving are his wife; one son, Richard of Charlotte, N.C.; two daughters, Mrs. John (Barbara) Rice, Lake Forest, Ill., and Mrs. John (Betty) Thrapp, Kendallville; one sister, Mrs. Anna Diehm, Kendallville; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Two brothers preceded him in death. He was retired from Warner Gear in Auburn and was a member of the Elks and Moose Lodges of Auburn. Services Wednesday at Dilgard, Cline and Southern Funeral Home in Auburn. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. ~ 1-21-1982
Bauer Julie Ann, 37, of Wallis, Texas, died Oct. 2. She was born Nov. 27, 1960 in Kendallville to Steven and Janet Marie Hostler. She attended school in Leo, Ind. She worked at the Pizza Hut in Sealy for the past 5 years. Surviving are her father in Kendallville; a son, Anthony of Wallis; a sister, Kristine Bradley of Wallis. She was preceded in death by her mother. + 10-2-1998
Baugher Day J, 78, of Ligonier, died Sunday in St. Joseph Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born July 4, 1921 in Mishawaka to Edwin Day and Rose Baugher. On April 14, 1979 in Ligonier he married Gladys Ware. He retired from Monsanto in 1977 and from Fairmount Homes in Nappanee in 1984. He was employed in sales at Quality Farm & Fleet for 11 years and was a member of Bible Baptist Church and LaGrange American Legion Post. Surviving are his wife; 3 daughters, Linda Slater of Pinellas Park, Fla., Wanda McKinney of Nicholasville, Ky., and Katherine Day of Ligonier; 3 sons, Edwin Baugher of Richmond, Va., Dana Baugher of Elkhart, and Mark A. Day of Kimmell; a sister, Mary Ann Steele of Cromwell; a brother, Robert of Cromwell; 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Two grandchildren preceded him in death. Funeral Wednesday in Bible Baptist Church, Ligonier. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 7-11-1999
Baugher Eugenia A, 70, died Friday in Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born in Cromwell June 13, 1923 to Harvey and Bernice (McFarren) Galloway. A 1941 graduate of Cromwell High School, she worked at Fashion Farm in Ligonier and was retired from Essex Wire in 1985. She was a member of Sparta United Church of Christ, Ligonier OES No. 325, Ligonier Eagles Lodge 1763 Auxiliary, West Noble American Legion Post 243 Auxiliary and National Hikers and Campers Association. Surviving are a son, David Tincher of Ligonier; 2 daughters, Becky Wilson of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Martha Knipscheer of Fort Wayne; 3 brothers, Leonard and Lester Galloway of Travaris, Fla., Lowell Galloway of Kimmell; 2 sisters, Marvel Buell of Warsaw and Rosanne Lackey of Orange Park, Fla.; and 6 grandchildren. A brother preceded her in death. Funeral Tuesday in Orr Funeral Home. Burial, Indian Village Cemetery. + 10-29-1993
Baugher Florence H, 83, of Kendallville, died January 11, 2012 in Millerís Merry Manor, Garrett. She was a homemaker.  She was born January 20, 1928, in Mishawaka to Ottis and Lillian Mead. She was married to Donald L. Dever and Charles Baugher. They both preceded her in death. Surviving are 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Diana L. and Larry Marker of Butler and Marsha Kay and Jerry Moore of Warsaw; 2 sons, Gary Dever of Auburn and Russell D. Dever of Elwood; 13 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; a sister, Helen Sanders of Avilla. She was also preceded in death by 12 brothers and sisters. Funeral Jan. 14 in Young Family Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 1-12-2012
Baugher Gladys M, 80, of Ligonier, died February 9, 2014 at Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Ky. She was born on February 10, 1934, the daughter of Harley and Dovie (Boeman) Ware. She was married to Day Baugher. He died in July of 2000. She is survived by her children, Wanda (Al) McKinney of Nicholasville, Ky., Kathryn Day of Ligonier, and Mark A. Day Sr. of Ligonier; 5 grandchildren, Greg McKinney, Lisa Jeffers, Tonya Day, Mark Day Jr., and Michael Day; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was a member of New Heights Baptist Church in Fort Wayne. Funeral, February 14, 2014, at Yeager Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 2-11-2014
Baugher Henry, about 60 years, died Nov. 1 in Washington Twp. ^ 11-11-1880
Baugher Herschell, about 79, of Kimmell, died Jan. 30, 1973 at the Murphy Medical Center in Warsaw of complications. He was born Aug. 31, 1893 in Noble County. He resided in Washington Twp 47 years before moving to Kimmell. He married Fredonna Baugher Oct. 8, 1960. Surviving are his wife; 1 stepson, Kenneth of R. 4, Warsaw; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Paul (Grace) Randall of Pierceton, Mrs. Robert (Marilyn) Cummings of Warsaw, and Mrs. Alfred (Geraldine) Karcher of Lancaster, Ohio; one nephew, Harry Metz of Albion; one niece, Mrs. Alfred (Donnabelle) Willennar of Canton, Ohio. Funeral at Harris-Troxel Funeral Home in North Webster. Burial, Metz Cemetery. + 1-?-1973
Baugher Luther D, 80, died in his home in Kimmell after an illness of two years with leukemia. He was a native of Washington Twp and resided there until moving to Kimmell a year ago. Survivors are a brother, Herschell; a nephew, Harry Metz; and a niece, Mrs. Donnabelle Willennar, Columbus, Ohio. Services Wednesday in Cromwell. Burial, Metz Cemetery. + 1-?-1960
Baugher Walter E, 87, died Aug. 16 in Goshen General Hospital. Born in North Webster on Feb. 18, 1890, he lived in the community all his life and was a self-employed building contractor. He was a veteran of WW I and a member of the American Legion. Survivors are one sister, Mrs. Stella Pratt, North Webster; one brother, Wayne, Tucson, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Aug. 18 in Harris Funeral Home, Syracuse. Burial, North Webster Cemetery. + 8-16-1977
Baugher William, Washington Twp, settled early, died May 16, 1895, aged 83 years 8 months and 3 days. ^ 6-14-1895
Baughman Albert F "Bert", 64, died July 2 at Kendallville Hospital from complications following a major operation. He was a native of Allen Twp and had spent most of his life in Kendallville. Surviving are the widow; three sons, Richard, John and Ervin at home, and Merle, Kendallville; two daughters, Margaret at home, and Mrs. Otis Hinkley, Kendallville; one sister, Mrs. Mary Swanders of LaOtto; and two brothers, Wade and John, Kendallville. Funeral Thursday from L. E. Berhalter & Son Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 7-?-1935
Baughman Alton, 65, for nearly 20 years a hardware merchant of Wolf Lake, died at his home there Thursday from nephritis, complicated by typhoid fever. Surviving are the widow and three children, Bernard of Ligonier, Eaton of Chicago, and Mrs. Raymond Fitzpatrick of Bluffton; two sisters, Mrs. Anthony Lemmon of Albion, and Mrs. John Marker of Toledo, O., and a brother, D. L. of Albion. He was at one time a member of the Noble County Council and a member of the K of P and IOOF orders. Funeral at Wolf Lake M. E. Church Saturday. + 7-?-1926 Noble Co Democrat 7-22-1926
Baughman Bernard J, 77, of Ligonier, died Dec. 27 in Fort Wayne Veterans Hospital. He was a retired banker, having worked for the American State Bank. He was born Oct. 23, 1891 in Albion, had lived in Ligonier for 45 years and married Wave Mason on Sept. 26, 1920. He was a veteran of WW I, a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Elks Lodge, the Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite and Mizpah Shrine of Fort Wayne, the Ligonier Rotary Club and the Ligonier American Legion Post. Surviving are the widow; three daughters, Mrs. Robert Renner of Hartford City, Mrs. Jack Goudy of Angola, and Mrs. Roy Fereday of Tacoma, Wash.; 12 grandchildren; one brother; and a sister, Mrs. R. N. Fitzpatrick of Bluffton. Funeral Dec. 29 from Ulrey-Sedgwick Home in Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 12-27-1968
Baughman Bessie - See Chauncey C Baughman.
Baughman Chauncey C, about 75, died May 22, 1961 at Whitley County Hospital less than 24 hours following the death of his wife, Bessie, 72. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Engle, R. 4, Columbia City; two sons, John and Gene of Churubusco; and nine grandchildren. He is survived by a brother, Clyde, of Boulder, Colo., and two sisters; and she is survived by three brothers. Double services at Burr Oak Baptist Church today. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 5-?-1961
Baughman Christina was born in Columbiana County, Ohio 4 miles west of New Lisbon April 6, 1805. She resided there with her parents, Jacob and Mary Young, until after the War of 1812 when her father sold his home and moved to Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio. In 1814 he moved his family to what was then Mohican County, now Ashland County, Orange Twp, where he entered a section of land and where he lived the remainder of his life. There were 12 children, 2 sons and the daughters in the family, Christina being the 6th. Two sisters now survive her. She married Samuel Baughman Aug. 10, 1826 in Ashland County, where they lived until 1853. In Oct. of that year they came to Noble County, Ind. and settled on a farm 2 miles south of Lisbon, where they lived a number of years. They afterward moved to Lisbon and finally they were obliged by increasing infirmities to reside with their children. During the past 12 years they lived most of the time with their daughter, Mrs. Hannah E. Cribbs. They were the parents of 5 sons and 5 daughters. Two sons and one daughter are deceased. Mr. Baughman died Dec. 15, 1891. She died at Lisbon at the home of George Cribbs Sept. 25. She had lived to see 2 children of the 5th generation. There are now living 7 children, 46 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral was at Lisbon on Sept. 27. Burial, Lisbon Cemetery. ^ 10-6-1899
Baughman Clyde, 89, died at Boulder, Colorado Oct. 30, 1967. He lived in Noble County until his marriage to Maude Bertram at Hillsdale, Mich. He then made his home in Chicago before going to Boulder where he retired. Surviving is one sister, Mrs. Floy Stureman of Kimmell; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. His wife, two daughters and one brother preceded him in death. Due to his wishes he was buried at Boulder in the shadow of the mountains that he loved so much. + 10-?-1967
Baughman Connie M, 50, of Kendallville, died Jan. 17, 2000 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born in Kendallville April 5, 1949 to Howard and Evelyn (Walter) Froelich. On Nov. 26, 1972 in Kendallville she married John L. Baughman. A 1967 East Noble High School graduate, she was a teacher's aide for East Noble School Corp. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. Surviving are her husband; a daughter and son-in-law, Natalie and David Whan of Kendallville; a sister and brother-in-law, Diane and Ron Griffith of Kendallville; and a brother and sister-in-law, Edwin and Brenda Froelich of Kendallville. Services Thursday in St. John Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-17-2000
Baughman David A died July 30 at Albion, aged 50 years, 3 months and 18 days. ^ 8-3-1883
Baughman Delmer L, almost a lifelong resident of Albion, died at South Bend at the home of his son, Keith. He was born Nov. 21, 1859 at Bowling Green, Ohio and came to Albion while yet a young man. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. + 2-?-1944
Baughman Eaton died Feb. 5, 1970 at his home at 2526 Hurd Ave., Evanston, Ill. Surviving are his wife, Henrietta; a son, David; a daughter, Mrs. Robert H. (Beverly) Olandt; 3 grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Raymond N. (Evelyn) Fitzpatrick of Bluffton. Memorial services Feb. 7 in Walker Chapel, Evanston, Ill. + 2-?-1970
Baughman Edith Belt, 73, of 509 W. Navarre St., South Bend, died July 20, 1966 in the home of her daughter, Mrs. William H. Strycker, 2002 Wilson Ave., South Bend. She was born Sept. 7, 1892 in Noble County and had lived in South Bend since 1923, moving there from Albion. She was married May 16, 1917 to Keith W. Baughman. Surviving are her husband; another daughter, Mrs. William E. Metsker of Tulsa, Okla.; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Harry Black and Mrs. Frank Lemmon, Albion. Funeral at Welsheimer Funeral Home in South Bend Saturday. Burial, St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park. + 7-?-1966
Baughman Elenor was born in Plain Twp, Wayne County, Ohio March 1, 1837; came to Allen Twp Sept. 7, 1853. She married Francis R. Baughman April 3, 1856; died July 7, aged 57 years 4 months and 6 days. She leaves a husband, 3 sons and 2 daughters. ^ 7-13-1894
Baughman Emma O, 91, a former resident west of Lisbon and in the Sacred Heart Home near Avilla, died Saturday in the Angola Rest Home. She and her husband, T. Day Baughman, lived west of Lisbon before both went to the Sacred Heart Home. She was born Dec. 18, 1869, near Cosperville, the daughter of Frederick and Catherine Bauer Schmuck, and she and Mr. Baughman were married Jan. 23, 1893. She was a member of the First Evangelical United Brethren Church. Surviving are the husband; a son, Fred of Cree Lake; a daughter, Mrs. Cyrus (Beth) Helmer of Kendallville; two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Services Monday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 9-28-1961
Baughman Ervin "Cookie", former Kendallville resident, died at Elkhart General Hospital Sunday. He was the son of Bert and Ada Baughman. He was married to Freida Streeter. On Sept. 19, 1966 he married Louise Clare. Surviving are his wife; two sons; two daughters; two stepsons; one stepdaughter; a brother, Richard J.; a sister, Margaret Leamon; a stepbrother Merle Baughman and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren. A stepsister, Wynona Hinkley, preceded him in death. Funeral Wednesday at Werner Funeral Home in Elkhart. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 8-7-1983
Baughman Esther Emma Louise, 83, of Kendallville, died Sunday in her home. She was born in Kendallville June 9, 1907, the daughter of Frederick and Wilhelmenia (Rummel) Schuman. On Feb. 24, 1946 in Corunna she married Richard J. Baughman. He died Jan. 16, 1990. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. Surviving are a son, John of Cree Lake; a sister, Leona Detlefsen of Mass.; a brother, Walter Schuman of Kendallville; and a grandchild. A brother and a sister preceded her in death. Services Tuesday in St. John Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-18-1991
Baughman Florede I, 108, of Kendallville, died April 6, 2012, in Parkview Noble Hospital. She was a graduate of Kendallville High School. She retired in 1957 from Indiana Bell Telephone as a switchboard operator and chief operator of their Kendallville office. She was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist in Kendallville and Sigma Beta Associate Sorority. She was born May 30, 1903, in Swan to Francis E. and Nettie (Balliet) Cramer. On May 21, 1921, in Kendallville she married Merle R. Baughman. He died September 24, 1994.  Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Nancy and Tom Miller of Kendallville and Beverly Ruser of Arlington, Va.; a grandson, John (Vera) Ruser; a great-granddaughter, Shannon Haskins; 2 great-grandsons, Morgan Haskins and Steven Fernando. She was also preceded in death by a sister, June Minar; 2 brothers, Waldo Cramer and Hugh Cramer; 2 granddaughters, Kathy Fernando and Heather Haskins; and a grandson, David Haskins. Funeral Monday in Young Family Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 4-8-2012
Baughman Fred H, 85, 210 Center Ave., Kendallville, died Thursday in McCray Hospital. He was born May 24, 1895 in Kendallville to Trevor (T.D.) and Emma (Schmuck) Baughman. He was married June 24, 1922 to Gladys Forker in Kalamazoo, Mich. He was a local mail carrier for 39 years prior to retirement. He was a veteran of WW I, a member of Mitchell Street Methodist Church, a charter member of American Legion Post 86, and was Wayne Twp assessor for eight years. He is survived by his wife; one niece, Ruth Ellen Pontius of Fort Wayne; and one nephew, G. Robert Helmer of Kendallville. A sister preceded him in death. Funeral Sunday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-?-1980
Baughman Gene E, 53, died Friday in Millerís Merry Manor, Columbia City. Surviving are his wife, Betty; a son Randy G. of Fort Wayne; three daughters, Penny North, Fort Wayne, Barbara Bowser, Churubusco and Marla Joy of Cameron, N.C.; two stepsons, Steven F. and Marcus W. Method of Garland, Texas; a brother, John of Churubusco; and a sister, Ruth Engle of Albion. Services Monday in First Church of God, Columbia City. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ~ 6-30-1983
Baughman Gladys M, 89 of Kendallville, died Monday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born in Kendallville Sept. 3, 1900, she was the daughter of Guy and Pearl (Homsher) Forker. On June 24, 1922 in Kalamazoo, Mich., she married Fred H. Baughman. He died June 5, 1980. She was a member of Mitchell Street United Methodist Church. Surviving are nieces and nephews. Three sisters preceded her in death. Services Thursday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-4-1990
Baughman David A died July 30 at Albion, aged 50 years, 3 months and 18 days. ^ 8-3-1883
Baughman Harriet was born in Allen Twp, Oct. 29, 1849, the daughter of Lorenzo and Caroline Tyler, and was married March 16, 18971 to John H. Baughman, who died Jan. 2, 1887. She died March 19, aged 38 years, 4 months and 29 days. Funeral was March 22 in the Presbyterian Church at Albion. Burial, Albion Cemetery. She leaves one son aged 15 and one daughter aged 5. ^ 3-30-1888

Baughman John of Elkhart Twp was born in York Pa., July 31, 1813. Moved with his parents to Marion, Ohio in 1821. Was married there to Elizabeth Mawhorter Dec. 24, 1834. Removed to Seneca, Ohio in 1835. After a residence of about ten years in Seneca, they settled in Elkhart Twp, Noble County, sometime in the year 1845. He resided there fifty years. Died Aug. 13, 1895 aged 82 years and 12 days. Of seven children born, two survived him. + Clippings book ^ 8-30-1895
Baughman John Alfred was born Nov. 26, 1855 in Richland County, Ohio, the son of Gideon and Margaret Baughman. He died at his home near Burr Oak on March 16, 1941, being more than 85 years of age. As a young man he came to Indiana and married Melissa Rivir and they went to housekeeping on the farm where they continued to reside until his death, living together more than 63 years. They had three children, all of whom survive him. They are, Mrs. Floy Stureman of Wolf Lake, Chauncey of Burr Oak, and Clyde of Chicago; 4 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Two granddaughters, Bonnie and Eileen Baughman, preceded him in death. Funeral at the home March 18. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 3-?-1941
Baughman John F died June 22, 2003 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. A farmer in Noble Twp, he later worked at Dana Weatherhead Division in Columbia City and was self-employed hauling sand and gravel for several years, retiring in 1978. He graduated from Wolf Lake High School in 1934. He was born in Noble Twp Feb. 19, 1916 to Chauncey C. and Bessie (Friskney) Baughman. He married Marcella Mae Geiger Jan. 28 ,1939. She died Nov. 11, 1995. Surviving are 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Jeanne and Ronald and Debbi of Churubusco, and Roger and Lydia; a sister, Ruth Engle of Albion; 7 grandchildren and their spouses, Robin Baughman, Christopher and Melissa Baughman, Lori Baughman, Michelle and Manuel Andrade, Melissa Baughman, Ryan and Amanda Baughman and Chad and Katie Baughman; and 8 great-grandchildren. Also preceding him in death were a brother, Gene; and a granddaughter, Stacey Baughman. Services Wednesday at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 6-24-2003
Baughman John H died Jan. 2 at his home in Albion, 43 years, 10 months and 20 days. He was born in Montgomery County, Ohio Feb. 21, 1842. He came with his parents to Allen Twp, Oct. 12, 1853 and lived on a farm with his parents until the winter of 1865 when he enlisted in the 152 Regiment Ind. Vol. Infantry. He was honorably discharged at the close of the war and returned to his old home in Allen Twp. A few months after his return he was appointed postmaster at Lisbon. After serving for some time he resigned. He married Harriet L. Tyler March 16, 1871 and moved to Monticello, White County, Ind. He was elected recorder of Noble County in 1872 and moved to Albion in 1873. At the expiration of his second term he entered into a partnership with Mrs. Fannie Worden in the abstract and real estate business, in which he was engaged at the time of his death. He leaves a wife, one son and daughter, father, mother, 3 brothers and 4 sisters. He was a member of North Star Lodge No. 380, IOOF of Albion and Worden Post 205 GAR of Albion. Funeral at the Presbyterian Church on Wednesday. Burial, Albion Cemetery. ^ 1-7-1887
Baughman John W, 76, died at his home at Rome City Sunday from dropsy and heart complications. He was born in Missouri and was brought to the Rome City community when he was 5 years old and had continuously lived here ever since. He was the last survivor of the family. He married Etta Parks of Wolcottville, who died many years ago. He was engaged as a carpenter and machinist here and was employed by many cottagers. Surviving are a son, George of South Bend; two daughters, Mrs. Lucille Adams and Mrs. Noreen Sedgwick; and four grandchildren, all of Rome City. Funeral Tuesday from the home and the Baptist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 8-?-1939
Baughman Julia N (Ulmer) was born in LaGrange County, Ind. April 8, 1868; died in Kendallville, April 19, aged 22 years and 11 days. She married John H. Baughman Jan. 14, 1889. Prior to her marriage she had resided for 2 years at Ligonier with her grandmother. She was a member of the Christian Church where funeral was held. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 4-25-1890
Baughman Kenneth Delmer was born March 22, 1921 at Albion, the only son of Keith W. and Edith Bell Baughman. He had two surviving sisters, Ethel Lillian Strycker and Dorothy Pauline Baughman. He was the grandson of Mrs. D. L. Baughman. He enlisted while a sophomore at Purdue as an aviation cadet in Oct. 1941, graduating as a navigator from Turner Field in July 1942 with the rank of Second Lieutenant. He participated in the bombing of Europe as a member of the 93rd Bomber Group. His plane was shot down April 16, 1943 while on a mission over France. He now lays in the United States Military Cemetery at St. James, France. + 4-?-1943
Baughman Kevin Lee, 6, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Baughman, R. 2, Albion, died Sunday at his home. Other survivors include a brother, three sisters and his maternal grandparents. Funeral was Wednesday at Burr Oak Baptist Church. + 6-?-1963
Baughman Lillian L died July 2, 1946 at the home of her son, Keith W. Baughman, at 509 Navarre St., South Bend. She was the widow of the late Delmer L. Baughman, former hardware dealer in Albion who passed away several years ago, and was (b. 12-15-1864) the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Stansbury Lemmon. Surviving are her son, Keith; two granddaughters, a grandson reported missing in action; a brother, Anthony of Albion; and a sister, F. D. Hall of Newark, Ohio. Services July 4 at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 7-?-1946
Baughman Marcella Mae, 75, of Churubusco, died Nov. 11, 1995 at the Maury Regional Hospital in Columbia, Tenn. She was en route to her winter home in Fla. and suffered an apparent aneurysm. She was born in Green Twp, Noble County, on Nov. 29, 1919, a daughter of Forrest and Hazel E. Pippenger Geiger. On Jan. 28, 1939 she married John F. Baughman in Columbia City. They have resided at their residence on State Road 205 since 1952. Surviving are her husband; 3 sons, Richard and Ronald of Churubusco, and Roger; her father of Churubusco; a sister, Mrs. Dailey (Alverda) Fogle of Churubusco; 2 brothers, Ervin Geiger of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and Dwight Geiger of Churubusco; 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Allen Geiger; and a sister, Lavelda Zurzullo; and a granddaughter. Funeral Tuesday at Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 11-11-1995
Baughman Melissa J, about 91, (b. 4-19-1861) died March 5, 1953 at Luckey Hospital in Wolf Lake. During recent years she had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Floy Stureman in Wolf Lake. Also surviving are two sons, Chauncey of south of Albion, and Clyde of Chicago; four grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Services Sunday at Burr Oak Baptist Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 3-?-1953
Baughman Merle R, of Kendallville, died Saturday in McCray Hospital. He was born in Noble County Feb. 3, 1899 to Albert and Sadie (Steele) Baughman. On May 21, 1921 in Kendallville he married Florede Cramer. He owned Baughman's Grocery Store for many years and was a wholesale grocery salesman for E. Beyer Co. in Kendallville. He was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist, and a former Rotarian. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Nancy) Miller of Kendallville, and Beverly Ruser of Rockville, Md.; 4 grandchildren, Heather and David Haskins, John Ruser and Katherine Fernando; 3 great-grandchildren, Shannon and Morgan Haskins and Steve Fernando. Two brothers, John and Ervin; and 2 sisters, Wynona Hinkley and Margaret Lemon, preceded him in death. Funeral Tuesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-24-1994
Baughman Millie, about 80, widow of A. L. Baughman and formerly a resident of Albion and Wolf Lake, died Jan. 27, 1948 at Wells County Hospital. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. R. N. Fitzpatrick, with whom she resided; two sons, Bernard of Ligonier, and Eton of Evanston, Ill.; seven grandchildren; two brothers, (only one named) Victor Gaff of Churubusco; and three sisters, Mrs. Albert Herron and Mrs. Frank Herron of Churubusco, and Mrs. Ervin Gappinger of Albion. Services this afternoon at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 1-?-1948
Baughman Newton J was born at Ashland, Ohio April 30, 1838; died at Bloomington, Ill. March 14, aged 62 years 11 months and 15 days. He came with his parents to Indiana in 1853 and located in Noble County near Kendallville. He married Eunice DeWitt of Kendallville in 1862. They had 3 daughters and one son, 2 daughters having preceded him in death. His wife died Feb. 4, 1895. One son, one daughter, 3 sisters and 2 brothers survive. His death was caused from acute stomach trouble. Funeral was at Fort Wayne on March 17 under the direction of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers of which he had been a member for 25 years. ^ 3-29-1901
Baughman Pamela Kay, 8, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Baughman, R. 2, Kendallville, died Tuesday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, of encephalitis. A second grade pupil at Avilla School, she was born July 18, 1945, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Garrett. She is survived by the parents, a sister, Patsy, and two brothers, Floyd Jr. and Jerry, at home; and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Neely, Waterloo, and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Garman, Newville. Services Thursday at L. E. Berhalter & Son Funeral Home in Avilla. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery, Auburn. ~ 1-10-1963
Baughman Rachel Berniece, daughter of Albert and Sadie Baughman, was born Feb. 9, 1894 and died on June 5, aged 1 year 3 months and 26 days. Funeral at the Church of Christ June 6. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 6-14-1895
Baughman Richard J, 82, died today in his Kendallville residence. He was born in Kendallville Nov. 20, 1907 to Albert and Ada (Deibele) Baughman. On Feb. 24, 1946 at rural Corunna he married Esther Schuman. He retired after working 30 years for McCray Refrigerator Co. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. Surviving are his wife; a son, John L., of Kendallville; a brother, Merle; and one grandchild. A brother and 2 sisters preceded him in death. Services Thursday in St. John Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1990
Baughman Rosella (Hosler), 60, died at her home at Rome City Sunday. She had lived most of her life in or near Rome City. She was an active member of the Rome City Baptist Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Malle of Rome City; a son by a former marriage, Jay Maynard of Wawaka; and the husband, Thomas Baughman. Funeral Wednesday from the home and the Baptist Church. Burial, Osborne Cemetery. + 3-10-1929
Baughman Stella, wife of John Baughman and daughter of Stella and James Madison, died at the home of the latter Sept. 6, aged 41 years 11 months. Her funeral was held Sept. 9. She leaves a husband and 2 children besides her parents. ^ 9-14-1894 She was born in Orange Twp, Oct. 6, 1853; died in Rome City Sept. 6, aged 40 years and 11 months. She was a student of Oberlin College, Ohio; taught many terms of school in Rome City and vicinity; went to Iowa to visit her sister Fannie in 1878 and continued teaching in that locality; was married to John M. Baughman at the home of her sister in Iowa Feb. 29, 1879. Two children were born to them, a son, Harry, and daughter, Norma. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 9-21-1894
Baughman Susan (Mercer) was born in Chester County, Penn. March 29, 1830. She removed to Ohio and was married to Simon Baughman in 1852. She removed to Rome City in 1865; died Feb. 22, aged 65 years, 10 months and 23 days. She united with the Free Baptist Church in Rome City. She leaves a husband, 2 sons, 7 children having preceded her in death, 2 brothers, 3 sisters, 3 half-sisters. Funeral at Rome City Free Baptist Church Feb. 24. ^ 2-28-1896
Baughman Thelma E, 77, of Indianapolis, formerly of Fort Wayne, died Oct. 28 in Community Hospital North, Indianapolis. Born in Ludlow Falls, Ohio, she had lived in Fort Wayne most of her life. Her husband, Glen E., died in 1973. Surviving are two sons, Rev. Larry of Indianapolis, and Charles of Scottsdale, Ariz.; five daughters, Betty Gilbertson, Milwaukee, Mildred Cole, Auburn, Dorothy Mack, Huntertown, Evelyn Schweibel, Angola, and Mary Lou Woodard of Ossian; a brother, Howard Sowers of Ohio; five sisters, Ruth Jones, Treva Ingle, Olive Macy, Lova Johnson and Ula Deeders, all Ohio; and 25 grandchildren. Services Saturday in D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial, Covington Memorial Gardens. ~ 11-6-1986
Baughman Thomas, 64, lifelong resident of Rome City, died Friday from heart trouble. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Malle; a grandson, Billie; stepson, Jay Maynard; and a brother, John of Rome City. + 2-?-1932
Baughman Thomas J died at his residence of dropsy Oct. 25, 1894, aged 65 years, 9 months and 3 days. He was born in Marion County, Ohio, Jan. 22, 1829 and came to Indiana in his youth and has resided here ever since except one year of residence in Iowa. In 1843 he married Elizabeth Maggert and they had three boys and five girls. One child, a little girl, died in infancy. The rest, with the companion, remain. Funeral at the Sparta Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 10-25-1894
Bauhaus Henry, the 18-year old son of John Bauhaus Jr., died Monday as the result of an accident which befell him shortly before noon on that day. The startling affair occurred at the home of Gregory Lash, northeast of this place. It appears that young Bauhaus and Frank Lash were engaged in repairing an old double-barreled muzzle-loading shotgun which had been unused for months. The stock had been taken from the gun though a load remained in one of the barrels. A little girl of the family reminded him of the old load in the gun, but he evidently apprehended no danger, for he stood with the muzzle of the gun resting against his right arm just below the shoulder. A moment later heat from the stove ignited the powder in the tube and the gun was discharged, the charge tearing through young Bauhausí arm and passing out a window. The arm was amputated, but the loss of blood and resultant shock proved too great and he died about 7 p.m. He had been employed by Charles Kokenge, learning the tinnerís trade. Funeral was at the Catholic Church yesterday. ~ 10-28-1897
Bauhaus John, 82, died last Saturday night. He was born in Germany and came to America many years ago. His first wife preceded him in death several years. Later he married Josephine Fox, who with the son, John by the former marriage, and daughter, Elizabeth, by second marriage, survive. Obsequies Monday at St. Mary's Church. Burial, Catholic Cemetery. Democrat 5-18-1911
Bauhaus John, 59, who resided with his family just north of this place many years ago, died the previous Monday from cancer of the liver. He is survived by eight children. Funeral last Wednesday at San Luis Obisco, Cal. ~ 2-7-1912
Bauhaus Tracy, 36, who has been a sufferer from consumption for eighteen years, died Sunday. She had been visiting friends at Walkerton and returned to her home on Saturday. She was buried in the Catholic Cemetery on Tuesday. ~ 3-26-1891
Baum Alice, 69, widow of the late Sol Baum, former Avilla banker, died at the Old Peopleís Home last evening. He died several years ago. She was born in Columbiana County, O., and came to Avilla some 45 years ago, residing here ever since. She was prominent in church and civic affairs, being a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and OES. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Emma Hess, Kendallville, and Mrs. Rittie Stewart, LaOtto. A brother, B. DeHoff, died several years ago. Funeral Sunday at the M. E. Church. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. + 12-?-1928
Baum Carlton, 75, died at his residence in Avilla Tuesday. Surviving are the wife, Grace; a son Carlton Jr., of Jackson, Mich., a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Whonsetler of Detroit, Mich.; several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. He had been a resident of Avilla all his life. He was employed by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad for a number of years. He at one time was postmaster for several years in Avilla. He retired about fifteen years ago. Funeral Thursday at the Clark Funeral Home. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 8-23-1951
Baum Frances E was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Young, pioneer residents of northern Indiana, and was born in DeKalb County on May 26, 1853, and died at Marysville, Ohio, on Jan. 22, 1925, aged 71 years, 7 months and 26 days. She was married to Emanuel F. Baum on Sept. 16, 1874. They had one son, C. H. Baum of Avilla. Mr. and Mrs. Baum resided continuously in Avilla up to the time of Mr. Baumís death, which occurred in 1904. She was a member of the local M. E. Church. At one time she was the primary teacher in the Avilla public schools, and for years she was the deputy postmistress of Avilla. She left here several years ago to accept a position in the State Feeble Minded Institution at Fort Wayne, where she remained until about six months ago, when she accepted the position of matron of the Girlís Industrial School at Marysville, Ohio. Survivors include the son, of Avilla; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Gussie Cady of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Mrs. Stewart Rehrer of Fort Wayne; one brother, Harry H. Young of Stark, Fla. Services were held from her home, where her son now resides, on Saturday. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 1-29-1925
Baum Grace E, 78, died in the McCray Hospital in Kendallville July 25. She had been a resident of Avilla for more than fifty years. She was a member of the Avilla Methodist Church and a 55-year member of Avilla Chapter No. 155, OES. Surviving are one son, Carlton of Jackson, Mich.; one daughter Mrs. Paul Whonsetler, Detroit; three granddaughters, Mrs. Elvin Bandy of Lansing, Mich., Mrs. John Powers, Torres, Calif., and Mrs. Stuart Stemmler, Dearborn, Mich.; one grandson, Harold Baum of Jackson, Mich.; and six great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Louise Kuck of Kentucky. The husband, Carl, died several years ago. Services Monday in Berhalter & Son Funeral Home. ~ 7-31-1958
Baum Henry died Tuesday. Since 1855 he has been a resident of Avilla. He was a native of Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany and was born February 28, 1817. His parents died when he was quite young, and he was sent to this country to be reared by an uncle who lived in Ohio. A few years later this uncle died and at the age of 12 years he was left to fight the battle of life alone. He went to Pennsylvania, and for some years was employed on a canal. He was married in 1838 to Miss Sarah Fryer and they had two children - Emanuel F. and Permelia. The daughter became the wife of R. S. Haines, and her death occurred about 23 years ago. Mrs. Baum died in July, 1883 and since that time, Mr. Baum has resided with his son, Emanuel F., at whose home he died on Tuesday. In 1854 Mr. Baum made a visit of inspection to this section. No railroads were completed to this part of Indiana until the following year, and the journey from Delphos, O. to Fort Wayne was made upon the canal.. He became an Avilla businessman and was postmaster under the administration of President Buchanan. (There are several paragraphs relating to his participation in the development of Avilla, not included here.) In April 1855 he, with his family, and others, came to locate in Avilla. His life was extended to an age of 80 years, 11 months and 3 days. Funeral to be held at the M.E. Church today. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ~ 2-10-1898
Baum Sarah (Fryer) died July 20 at the age of 67 years and 22 days. She was born in Middlebury, Snyder County, Penn., June 28, 1816. She was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church over a period of over 50 years. She was married to Henry Baum in Dec. 1838. They had a son and a daughter, the latter of whom preceded the mother in death. In the spring of 1854 she moved with her husband to this state and was a resident of Avilla for over 29 years. She leaves her husband; one son; 4 grandchildren; one brother and 4 sisters. ^ 7-27-1883
Baum Will, 35, of Ligonier, committed suicide by drowning in the Elkhart River in that city last Thursday. He was a member of the firm of Jacob Baum & Sons. He left the house about 6:30, stating that he was going out to the coal shed after a bucket of coal. Not returning, a search for him was made and his lifeless body was found in the river near the waterís edge. He was unmarried and had been in ill heath for some time. Despondency due to his health no doubt prompted him to commit the rash act. + No date.
Bauman - Infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bauman died Sunday. The parents attended service at the German Lutheran Church in this place Sunday, and on the way home the child was very restless. It soon quieted down, however, and seemed all right, but a little later the parents discovered that the spark of life had fled. Dr. Malony is of the opinion that death resulted from the rupture of a blood vessel. ~ 9-23-1897
Bauman - Infant daughter of Michael Bauman, died Monday. ~5-29-1890
Bauman Alfred C, 84, of rural Kendallville, died Saturday in his home. He was born Aug. 16, 1912 in Noble County to Walter L. and Beulah M. (Gard) Bauman. On Jan. 15, 1942 he married Ruth Mary Thomas. A farmer, he was a member of Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Mary Eikenberry of Alpharetta, Ga., and Karen Slaten of Chattanooga, Tenn.; a son, Ernest of Kendallville; 6 grandchildren, Tom, Jon and Don Eikenbery, Amanda Slaten, Lisa and Lindsay Miller; 2 sisters, Beatrice Truelove of Angola and Odonna Uhl of Albion; and 2 brothers, Carl of Auburn and Robert of Albion. He was preceded in death by a sister, Esther Bauman; and a son-in-law, Robert Slaten in 1996. Funeral Wednesday in Mt. Pleasant Church. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 7-21-1997
Bauman Alfred G, 84, of Fort Wayne, died Oct. 1, 2005 at Covington Manor Nursing Home in Fort Wayne. Born in Noble County, he retired from Shoemaker, Inc. in Fort Wayne and was a member of St. Michael Lutheran Church. Surviving are his wife, Fern, of Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by his brothers, George, Harold and Ernest Bauman; and a sister, Clara Bushong. Memorial service Wednesday in St. Michael Lutheran Church. ^ 10-3-2005
Bauman Alvin H, 74, Drake Road, R. 1, Albion, died Sunday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born Oct. 16, 1896 in Jefferson Twp to Christopher and Mary (Herner) Bauman. He and Josephine Weaver were married Jan. 8, 1918 in Kendallville. A retired farmer, he was a lifetime resident. Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Katherine Trindle, Elkhart; one son, Paul, R. 3; two sisters, Emma Klotz, Cree Lake, and Rosie Bortner, Lutheran Home; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. One brother, Walter, preceded him in death. Funeral Wednesday in Berhalter-Preston Mortuary, Kendallville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 11-?-1970
Bauman Andrew, 77, a farmer living northwest of Avilla died on Sunday. ~ 8-21-1890
Bauman Beulah M, 81, 126 S. Morton St., died Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Vaughn Truelove, R. 2, Albion. She was born Aug. 10, 1891 in Cosperville, the daughter of David and Julia (Croy) Gard. Her husband, Walter, died in 1970. She was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church. Also surviving is another daughter, Mrs. Lester (Odonna) Uhl, R. 1, Albion; three sons, Alfred, R. 3, Carl, Auburn, and Robert, R. 3, Kendallville; a sister, Mrs. Flossie Courter, St. Petersburg, Fla.; 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Esther. Funeral Friday in St. Johnís. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-?-1972
Bauman Carl Raymond, 89, of Auburn, died Sept. 3, 2009 at Lutheran Life Villages in Kendallville. He was born in Noble County on June 9, 1920 to Walter and Beulah (Gard) Bauman. He graduated from Kendallville High School in 1937 and IBS in Fort Wayne in 1939. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve during WW II. He married Lorraine Catherine Hentschel Aug. 18, 1946 in Long Island, N.Y. She died June 22, 2007. He worked as a crane operator at Auburn Foundry 42 years before retiring. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Auburn and SPEBSQSA for 21 years. Surviving are 3 daughters, Carolyn and Richard Platt of Fort Wayne, Janette and Scott Pressler of Auburn, Laura and Paul Burgos of Bartlett, Ill.; a son, Kenneth and Sherrie Bauman of South Whitley; a sister ODonna Uhl of Albion; 7 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. He was also preceded in death by brothers Robert and Alfred; and sisters, Esther Bauman and Beatrice Truelove. Celebration of life Sept. 8 at Trinity Lutheran Church. ^ 9-5-2009
Bauman Charles Fred, 71, died last Saturday of a heart attack. He was born in Allen Twp on March 3, 1876 and lived on a farm until retirement 11 years ago when he moved to Avilla. He was united in marriage to Effie Diehm January 14, 1909. Surviving are the widow; a son Don; and a sister, Miss Louise. A son, Herman, preceded him in death. Funeral Tuesday at the home and at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Burial, Lutheran Cemetery. ~ 1-15-1948
Bauman Christina, 71,widow of John Michael Bauman, died at her home north of town Tuesday from heart trouble. ~11-18-1909 One of the pioneer settlers of Noble County, she had been a resident of the farm where her death occurred for 52 years. She died from apoplexy. She was a native of Wurttemberg, Germany, coming to this country with her parents when a young lady. She leaves 9 children, Mrs. Rose Schlichtenmyer, Mrs. E. Schlichtenmyer, Louisa and Katy Bauman of Allen Twp, Mrs. Charles Gillian and Mrs. William Weimer of near Avilla, and John, William and Fred Bauman. ^ 11-17-1909
Bauman Christopher, 93, practically a lifelong resident of Jefferson Twp, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. G. Klotz in Brimfield, this afternoon from complications incident to old age. He was born November 19, 1859 near Avilla. He married Mary Catherine Herner Feb. 10, 1878, who died at their farm home west of Kendallville, Oct. 27, 1923. A prosperous farmer, he lived in Jefferson Twp most of his life. Since her death, Mr. Bauman made his home among his children. They had seven children. Three of them died in early childhood. Surviving are Mrs. E. G. Klotz, Mrs. Rosa Bortner, Walter and Alvin Bauman, all living five miles west of Kendallville. Also 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren survive. Last rites will be held Saturday at St. Johnís Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. * 2-9-1944
Bauman David, 66, died Saturday of a heart attack in the county infirmary near Albion, where he had been an inmate since last October. He had been a resident of this community all his life. He was unmarried and is survived by one sister, Mrs. Milton Herendeen of Green Twp. + 12-?-1938
Bauman Don L, 72, of Melbourne, Fla., died Sunday at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne. He was born in Avilla and moved to South Brevard County, Fla. from Fairfax, Va. in 1983. He was the retired president of MacIntosh & McIntosh. He was a past president of the Virginia State Insurance Association, a veteran of the U.S. Navy in WW II and Redeemer Lutheran Church in Melbourne. Surviving are 3 sons, Don Jr. of Arlington, William and Michael of Fairfax, Va.; and 3 grandchildren. Services today at Outdoor Resorts of America River Club. + 3-?-1991
Bauman Earnest A, 77, of rural Garrett, died Wednesday in DeKalb Memorial Hospital. He had retired in 1975 after 32 years of service as a toolmaker with Dana Corp. He was born July 16, 1915 in Kendallville to John J. and Minnie (Stabe) Bauman. He married Cora E. (Connie) Worman. Surviving are his wife; a son, James of Garrett; a daughter, Kathryn Borchard of Papau, New Guinea; one brother, Alfred of Fort Wayne; one sister, Clara Bushong of Syracuse; 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Services Monday in Trinity Lutheran Church, Auburn. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. + 7-22-1992
Bauman Elizabeth Emma, about 82, died at her home on R. 3, Kendallville June 15, 1961. Survivors include a son, Reuben, with whom she made her home; a granddaughter, Mrs. Richard Cole, R. 4, Albion; a brother, Clem Huelsenbeck, and a sister , Mathilda Huelsenbeck of Kendallville. Her husband, George, died in 1920. Services at a Kendallville funeral home Saturday. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 6-15-1961
Bauman Emanuel, 21, died Friday at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bauman, southwest of Avilla. His death was due to meningitis, from which he had suffered for several weeks. Funeral was at the German Lutheran Church Monday. ~ 3-11-1897 He was born April 25, 1875 and died at the home of his parents in Green Twp March 5, 1897. ^ 3-19-1897
Bauman Esther, 19 died this morning at Lakeside Hospital from pneumonia. (d. 12-26-1936). She was born October 24, 1917, the daughter of Walter and Beulah Bauman, in Jefferson Twp. She was a lifelong resident of Noble County and resided at the home of her birth for the extent of her life. She attended Zion Grade School and the Kendallville High School. She was a member of the St. Johnís Lutheran church here. Surviving are the parents, two sisters, Mrs. Vaughn Truelove, southwest of Avilla, and Mrs. Lester Uhl, west of the city; and three brothers, Albert, Carl and Robert, all at home. Also surviving are two grandparents, Chris Bauman and Mrs. Julia Randall of Elkhart. Funeral Monday from the residence and from the St. Johnís Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. * 1936
Bauman Eva, 82, (Mrs. George) died Sunday at the family home in Kendallville from complications. She was a pioneer lady. Funeral Tuesday at St. Johnís Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-?-1944
Bauman Frank Mrs, whose home is just north of the city, died Friday. Funeral was Sunday and the remains were taken to Hillsdale, Michigan for interment. ^ 1-21-1907
Bauman George, 87, lifelong Noble County resident, died last Wednesday in Kendallville. Born July 18, 1859 in Allen Twp, he was a son of Peter and Marguerite Bauman. Farming in that community, he retired 33 years ago. He was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church. + 5-?-1949
Bauman George F, 70, R. 3, Auburn, died Wednesday in McCray Hospital. He was born March 30, 1909 in Noble County, the son of John and Minnie (Stabe) Bauman. On June 14, 1931 he married Jessie May Applegate in Walkerton, Ind. Surviving are his wife; three sons, Kenneth L., R. 3, Auburn, Michael and Patrick, Auburn; a daughter, Mrs. Ken (Marylou) Ort, Auburn; three brothers, Harold and Ernie, Garrett, and Alfred, Fort Wayne; one sister, Mrs. Samuel (Clara) Bushong, Syracuse, Ind.; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral Saturday in Dilgard, Cline & Southern Funeral Home, Auburn. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. + 6-?-1979
Bauman George Michael was born in Noble County Dec. 9, 1862, the son of Dorothea and Peter Bauman, and one of a family of 13 children; and died May 5, 1929, being 67 years, 4 months and 26 days. He married Friederike Blume on the 7th of April 1889. They had two children, Mrs. Edward Harrold, and one daughter, Auguste, the latter having preceded him in death in infancy. On May 8, 1919, his wife died, leaving him a widower four years. On May 19, 1923 he was married to Mrs. Martha Monger. Besides his wife and daughter, two grandchildren, Marie and Lawrence; one sister, Mrs. Lena Lucke of near South Whitley; four brothers, Christ of near Brimfield, George of Kendallville, and Henry of near South Whitley, and William of Kansas City, Mo. survive. Three sisters and four brothers preceded him in death. He was a member of the Emanuel Lutheran Church of Avilla where funeral was held Wednesday. Burial, Lutheran Cemetery. ~ 5-23-1929
Bauman Henry, 96 died Thursday in Linville Hospital, Columbia City. He was born near Avilla Nov. 8, 1868, the son of Peter and Dorothea Scheurich Bauman and was married to Sophia Pook, who died in Dec. 1952. In 1907 he moved to Whitley County where he has since made his home and engaged in farming. He was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Whitley County and the Cleveland Twp Conservation Club. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Goings, R. 5, Columbia City; three sons, Ervin, New Haven, and Elmer and William of South Whitley; 9 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral Sunday at the South Whitley St. Johnís Lutheran Church. Burial, South Whitley Cemetery. ~ 9-16-1965
Bauman Herman, 25, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bauman of Avilla, was killed Sunday when the motorcycle he was riding crashed into an automobile near Corunna. The automobile driver was absolved of all blame. An employee of General Electric Co. of Fort Wayne, Bauman was riding with five other motorcyclists of Kendallville when the accident occurred. He is survived by the parents and a brother, Don. Funeral Thursday at Avilla Lutheran Church. Burial, Lutheran Cemetery. + 3-?-1935
Bauman John L, 76, died at Lakeside Hospital, Kendallville last Thursday from heart trouble. Born on a farm just west of Avilla, he had lived in that vicinity all of his life. For the past few months with his aged wife, the couple had made their home with a daughter, Mrs. Will Moon of Kendallville. Ten children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Bauman, five of whom preceded him in death. Surviving are the widow; four daughters, Mrs. J. J. Leonard, Middlebury, Mrs. Martha Hathaway, Helmer, Mrs. Christina Lawson, Goshen, Mrs. Anna Moon and John Bauman, Kendallville; eighteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Charles Straus, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Maggie Martin, Avilla, and Julia Bauman of Albion; and one brother, David of Avilla. Funeral at Avilla Saturday. Burial, Lutheran Cemetery. + 4-?-1930
Bauman John M, an old resident of Allen Twp who lived about 4 miles south of this city on the road leading to Avilla, was found dangling at the end of a rope in his barn on his premises on Monday noon. He evidently had arranged a rope, the one used for working the hay-fork, about a beam over the barn floor and then climbed upon a barrel which he had placed in a wagon which was in the barn, and after adjusting the rope about his neck, had jumped off. He was perfectly dead. No particular reason for the rash act is known, but it is conjectured that some financial embarrassment by which he was liable to lose his farm or a portion of it sooner or later was working on his mind. It is claimed that he was connected by marriage, though quite removed of course, to Peter Waldhart who suicided at Toledo last week. He was a man of peculiar makeup inclined somewhat to be irritable and times to despondency. He was about 60 years of age and leaves a wife and some children. He was buried at Lisbon beside his first wife who died several years ago. ^ 5-31-1889>
Bauman Josephine B, 89, of 103 King St., died Sunday in McCray Hospital. Born in Noble County Feb. 26, 1898, she was the daughter of Lee and Hattie Weaver. Her husband, Alvin H., died in November 1970. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Bobbie (Naomi) Brill of LaGrange, and Mrs. Dean (Kathryn) Trindle, Kalkaska, Mich.; a son, Paul of R. 2, Kendallville; 9 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. One brother and one sister preceded her in death. Services Wednesday in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 8-16-1987
Bauman Katherine, 71, of Avilla, died Oct. 1 at Easthaven Hospital, Richmond. Surviving are a brother, Fred; 3 sisters, Louise Bauman, Mrs. Charles Gillian, and Mrs. William Weimer, all of Noble County. Funeral Saturday at Avilla Lutheran Church. Burial, Lutheran Cemetery. + 10-?-1935
Bauman Lennettia M, 66, died Aug. 10 at Colonial Crest Nursing Home, Fort Wayne. She was born in Noble County May 5, 1915 to Clayton and Geneva (Blaskie) Bloom. Her mother survives in Albion as does her husband, Harold, whom she married Dec. 2, 1933. Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John (Angela) Demske, Garrett; a sister, Mrs. Howard (Helen) Nodine, Kendallville; and four grandchildren. Services Wednesday in St. Joseph Catholic Church, Garrett. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 8-20-1981
Bauman Lizzie, 25, died at Fort Wayne on Saturday of consumption. She was a sister of Adam Bauman. ~ 1-27-1898
Bauman Louise, 89, a native and lifelong resident of this community, died Sunday at her home here. She was the last of a family of eight children. There are ten nieces and nephews surviving. Funeral Wednesday from the Avilla Lutheran Church of which she was a member. Burial, Lutheran Cemetery. ~ 11-17-1949
Bauman Mae W, 76, of 207 E. Main St., Albion, died today (d. 3-10-1981) in St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born March 2, 1905, she was the daughter of Frank and Allie (Stults) Gappinger. On June 9, 1927 in Green Twp she married Reuben Bauman. She had resided in Albion the past 12 years, coming from Jefferson Twp. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and Jefferson Twp Homemakersí Club. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mary Cole of Albion; and a brother, Carl of Howe. A half-brother preceded her in death. Services at Brazzell Funeral Home Thursday. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 3-?-1981
Bauman Margaret Martin Weimer was born in Baden, Germany January 11, 1821; died June 30, 1909, aged 88 years, 5 months and 19 days. She was married in Germany to Andrew Flegler, and they had four children, two of whom survive. Mr. Flegler died April 15, 1864, and in 1870, thirty-nine years ago, she together with her daughters, immigrated to this country and has lived in this vicinity ever since. In 1870 she married Samuel Weimer, but within three years, he died. She was baptized, confirmed and brought up in the Christian Lutheran Church and has been a consistent member ever since. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Martin Weimer of this place, and Mrs. George Bauman of northeast of Kendallville. George Martin of this place is a brother of the deceased. Seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive. Services Friday at the Emanuel Lutheran Church of Avilla. ~ 7-8-1909
Bauman Martha, 91, died April 14 at the home of her niece, Mrs. Walter Perlich in Swan Twp. She had been a resident of that community for 75 years. Her first husband, Nicholas Monger, died in 1921. In 1923 she married Michael Bauman, who died 8 years ago. Only surviving relatives are nieces and nephews, which include Mrs. Perlich and N. Anderson of Avilla. Funeral Saturday. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. + 4-?-1938
Bauman Martin, about 69, a native of the Avilla community and a resident of near Kendallville all of his life, died Aug. 4, 1949 at Richmond, Ind. Born Oct. 20, 1879, he was a son of George and Eva Bauman. He was a retired farmer and a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church. Surviving are a son, Harold, Albion; two daughters, Mrs. Lloyd Haynes, Angola, and Mrs. Glenn Engle, Elkhart; a sister, Hattie, Kendallville; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral Saturday in Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 8-?-1949
Bauman Mary (Herner), 73, died this morning at her home five miles west of this city from complications. Mrs. Bauman, with her husband Christopher Bauman, lived on their farm between Kendallville and Albion since coming to this state from Ohio nearly fifty years ago. Last February they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. She was born November 1854 in Ohio. Following her marriage to Mr. Bauman the young couple came to Indiana and settled in this county. Mr. Bauman was an active member of the local Lutheran Church. Surviving relatives include the husband, two daughters, Mrs. Lester Bortner of Orange Twp and Mrs. C. S. Cluff of Brimfield; and two sons, Walter and Alvin, both of Jefferson Twp. Funeral will be held at the house and from the Lutheran Church Monday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. * 10-27-1928
Bauman Nicholas Mrs, 72, died at the home of her son-in-law, Cal Martin at Summit, Saturday. ^ 10-13-1905
Bauman Paul Robert, 79, died today at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born July 21, 1918 in Noble County to Alvin and Josephine (Weaver) Bauman. On Dec. 23, 1944 he married Margaret Fogle in Auburn. He had been a farmer. Surviving are his wife; 3 daughters, Nancy McDonald of Kendallville, Sandra Cunningham of Jeffersonville, and Linda Hossinger of Coto DeCasa, Calif.; one son, Richard of Kendallville; 2 sisters, Naomi Brill of LaGrange and Kathryn Trendle; 6 grandchildren, Todd McDonald, Matthew Cunningham, Heather Hossinger, Alvin, Jerry and John Bauman. Services Saturday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 11-26-1997
Bauman Peter J, 77, lifelong resident of Noble County, died last Tuesday at his farm in Green Twp. He was a resident of Kendallville and went to the farm Monday. It is occupied by Everett Leitch. He stayed there Monday night. Tuesday morning Mr. and Mrs. Leitch went to another farm to help thresh. Returning at night they found that Mr. Bauman had not been to the house since morning. He was found dead in the field, death due to a heart attack. + No date
Bauman Reuben, 84, a lifetime resident of the Albion area, died Feb. 17, 1986 at Byron Health Center in Fort Wayne. He was born in Noble County to George and Elizabeth Huelsenbeck Bauman. June 9, 1927 he married Mae W. Gappinger, who died March 10, 1981. A retired farmer, he drove a school bus for Central Noble and its predecessor schools for 27 years. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Albion. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Allen (Mary) Pfeiffer, R. 1, Albion. Services Wednesday at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 2-17-1986
Bauman Robert Eugene, 78, died April 11, 2007 at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. He had been on the board of directors of Noble County REMC for more than 24 years. He was born in Kendallville on April 7, 1929 to Walter and Beulah Mae (Gard) Bauman. He married Helen B. Snyder on Feb. 18, 1950 at St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters and a son-in-law, Renee Fischer of Kendallville, and Colleen and Oscar Godoy of Japan; 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Kriss Bauman of Albion and Mark and Phyllis Bauman of Kendallville; a sister, Odonna Uhl of Albion; a brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Lorraine Bauman of Auburn; 5 grandchildren, Mrs. Clayton (Denise) Gaff, Carrie, Aaron and Kriss Bauman II and Lisa Fischer. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Beatrice Truelove and Esther Bauman; and a brother, Alfred. Services Saturday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ^ 4-12-2007
Bauman Ruth Mary, 81, died Saturday in Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born in Noble County Aug. 6, 1916 to Frank and Edith (Pepple) Thomas. On Jan. 15, 1942 she married Alfred C. Bauman. He died July 19. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Lutheran Church. Surviving are a son, Ernest of Kendallville; 2 daughters, Mrs. Larry (Mary) Eikenberry of Alpharetta, Ga., and Karen Slaten of Chattanooga, Tenn.; 6 grandchildren, Tom, Jon and Don Eikenberry, Amanda Slaten and Lisa and Lindsay Miller. A son-in-law, Robert Slaten, died in 1996. Funeral Wednesday in Mt. Pleasant Church. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 9-6-1997
Bauman Walter L, 78, 126 S. Morton St., died Thursday (d. 6-25-1970) at McCray Hospital. He was born June 27, 1891 in Jefferson Twp to Christopher and Mary (Herner) Bauman. He married Beulah Gard on Oct. 16, 1910. He retired from farming in 1957 and was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Vaughn (Beatrice) Truelove, Albion, and Mrs. Lester (Odonna) Uhl, Albion; three sons, Alfred, R. 3, Carl, Auburn, and Robert, R. 3; two sisters, Mrs. Rosie Bortner, Lutheran Home, and Mrs. Emma Klotz, Cree Lake; one brother, Alvin, Albion; 17 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. A daughter preceded him in death in 1936. Services Saturday in St. Johnís Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-?-1970
Bauman William was born near Avilla, Ind. July 29, 1870. He was confirmed in the Emanuel Lutheran Church of our city. He died Dec. 20, 1917. Funeral Sunday at the Emanuel Lutheran Church. Burial, Lutheran Cemetery. ~12-26-1917
Baumann Chris, 21, living Ĺ mile east of Avilla, died May 3 of consumption. Funeral at the German Lutheran Cemetery May 6. ^ 5-8-1879
Baumann Joyce A, 57, died Thursday at home. She was born in Queenís Village, N.Y. and had lived in Fort Wayne since 1964. Surviving are her husband, Harry N.; her mother, Anna Griffith of Highland, N.Y.; a daughter, Arlene Hatfield of Huntertown; 2 sons, Thomas E. of Kendallville, and Robert J. of Fort Wayne; a brother James Griffith of Paramus, N.J.; and 3 grandchildren. Services today in St. Charles Catholic Church, Fort Wayne. Burial, Covington Memorial Gardens. + 11-9-1989
Baumann Thomas, 57, a farmer who lived a short distance east of town, died last Saturday of consumption and was buried Monday at the German Lutheran Cemetery. He was one of the pioneers of this township. ^ 4-24-1879
Baumgardner Maria (Ritter) died at her home in LaGrange County near Topeka Oct. 23. Her birthplace was Snyder County, Pa. She, with her husband and family, came to Avilla something like 30 years ago. A few years ago they purchased the Woodruff farm near Topeka where they resided at the time of her death. Funeral was at Avilla Evangelical Church of which she was a member. She had reached the age of 61 years 9 months and 6 days. She was a member of Eastern Star Lodge. Burial, Avilla Cemetery. ^ 11-6-903
Baumgardner Susanna (Romig) - The mother of Josiah Baumgardner died Monday at the advanced age of 79 years, 21 months and 22 days. She was born in Mifflin County, Pa., August 28, 1811. Her first marriage was with Daniel Lauder, August 8, 1836. They had a son - T. R. Louder, formerly of this place but now of Three Rivers, Mich. Her husband soon after died, and on March 26, 1850, she married Henry Baumgardner, who died June 24, 1883, leaving her again a widow. They had one son, Josiah, and with him she has resided since the death of her husband. She united with the Lutheran Church. Funeral at the Evangelical Church yesterday. ~ 7-23-1891
Baumgartner Earl O, 82, 812 Mott St., died Monday in his home. He was born May 2, 1893 in LaGrange County to Charles and Annis (Funk) Baumgartner. He married Frieda Muesing Nov. 28, 1922 in Indianapolis. He was employed by Atz Furniture for 28 years and Kendall Lumber & Coal for 10 years. He was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church, a veteran of WW I and past commander of American Legion Post 86 and Kendallville Lions Club. Surviving are his wife at Kendallville Nursing Home; a daughter, Mrs. Dalton (Maryannis) Smock, South Bend; a sister, Mrs. Ralph (Gertrude) Probst, Kendallville; and two grandchildren. One brother preceded him in death. Funeral in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville, Friday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 2-1-1976
Baumgartner Frieda, 82, Kendallville Nursing Home, died Thursday at the home. A lifetime resident of Kendallville, she was born here Oct. 12, 1893. She married Earl C. Baumgartner Nov. 28, 1922 in Indianapolis. He died Feb. 9, 1976. Her father and mother , Christ and Wilhelmina (Witt) Muesing, and two brothers also preceded her in death. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Dalton (Maryannis) Smock, South Bend; and two grandchildren. She was a member of the Auxiliary of WW I Veterans, American Legion Auxiliary, Womenís Society of St. John Lutheran Church and the Auxiliary of Lutheran Old Peoplesí Home. Services Monday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-?-1976
Baumgartner Kenneth, 40, Kendallville native employed in Elkhart, dropped dead of a heart attack at the New York Central depot in Elkhart Aug. 31, 1945 while returning home after consulting a physician here. Surviving are a brother, Earl, and a sister, Mrs. R. W. Probst, both of Kendallville. Funeral Monday at L. E. Berhalter & Son Funeral Home. + 8-?-1945
Baumle Luella,19, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William F. Baumle and a member of the K.H.S. graduating class of í25 died at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born June 12, 1906 in Paulding County near Payne, OH. Thirteen years ago the family moved to this community. After high school she worked as a bookkeeper at Moore Furniture Co. Surviving are her parents and two sisters and one brother, Helen, Theresa and Gilbert all at home. Funeral services were held at the Immaculate Conception, the Rev. Father John Stoll officiating. Interment in Lake View Cemetery. The body was brought to the Irwin & Reyher funeral parlors. + Jan 1926 Baumueller Tobias, an old German resident of this section, was found dead in his bed this morning at the residence of Joseph Kugler in Swan Twp. He was about 70 years of age and has been making his home with Mr. Kugler. He was in town yesterday and retired last night apparently in usual health. The discovery was made as he was called to breakfast this morning. It is believed his death resulted from heart disease. Coroner Carver has been notified, and an inquest will be held. ~ 12-10-1896
Bause Susanna (Cramer), 88, (b. 12-19-1859) died May 21, 1948 at the home of Orva Russell in Wolf Lake, from complications. She is the widow of James Bause, who died in 1917. She is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was a member of the Baptist Church at Wolf Lake. Funeral at Wolf Lake Baptist Church Sunday. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 5-?-1948
Baxter Amelia (Bowman) died at her home in Pasadena, Calif. March 24. The body was not found until March 31. She was a sister of Mrs. Riley Smith of Albion and Ben Bowman of Chicago. Services in Albion. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 3-?-1929
Baxter Clarence E, 74, Fort Wayne, died Tuesday at St. Joseph Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born in Venedocia, Ohio, and lived in Fort Wayne about 20 years. He was the former owner of Snow White Kitchen. Surviving are his wife, Mary J.; three sons, Jerry of Richmond, Melvin of Defiance, Ohio, and Michael of Fort Wayne; two daughters, Rita Weimer of Kendallville, and Karen Bice of Tennessee; a stepdaughter, Sandy Williams of Wolcottville; a stepson, Robert Girton of Dallas; a brother, Ernest of Rochester; and 16 grandchildren. Services Thursday at Tom Mungovan Funeral Home. Burial, Scipio Cemetery. + 12-20-1988
Bay Edward H, 55, of R. 3, Ligonier, died Wednesday at his residence. He was born June 4, 1932 in Liberty Center, the son of Edward H. and Inez (Ratliff) Bay. On July 4, 1962 in Bluffton, he married Phyllis J. Bowman. He had moved from Fort Wayne to Ligonier in 1980 and was a truck driver for Fort Wayne Leasing, Graves Trucking and StarCraft. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Cindy Steel of Bluffton, and Mary Hilsmier of Carmel; a son, Robert Gaunt of Bluffton; two stepdaughters, Joan Tinsley of Fort Wayne and Peggy Fugate of Ligonier; two stepsons, David Bowman of Ligonier and Tracey Bowman of Indianapolis; five half-sisters, Darlene Kendzierski, Rachel White and Edna Fink, Bluffton, Rose Courn of Arizona, Mary Howdyshell of Rescue, Calif., and five grandchildren. Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Services Saturday in Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Cosperville Cemetery. + 3-2-1988
Bay Phyllis J, 60, of R. 3, Ligonier, died Wednesday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born March 7, 1929 in Bluffton, the daughter of William J. and Mary M. (Michel) Betz. On July 4, 1962 in Bluffton she married Edward H. Bay, who died in 1988. She moved from Fort Wayne to Ligonier in 1980 and was retired from Sroufe Manufacturing Co. in Ligonier. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Joan) Tinsley of South Whitley and Mrs. James (Peggy) Bowser of Fort Wayne; two sons, David Bowman of Ligonier and Tracy Bowman of Indianapolis; two sisters, Mrs. Orville (Betty) Larimer of Vera Cruz and Dixie Wiedeman of Decatur; a brother, Harold Betz of Bluffton; and 10 grandchildren. Services Sunday in Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Six Mile Cemetery, Bluffton. + 11-29-1989
Baysinger Mamie E, 89, R. 2, Avilla, died Nov. 14 at Millerís Merry Manor in Garrett. She was born March 24, 1898 in Muncie, the daughter of Robert and Mary (George) Bunch. She married George Baysinger June 6, 1918 in Fort Wayne. He died in 1960. She retired from General Electric, Fort Wayne, in 1958 and moved to Avilla in 1980. Surviving are three daughters, Veda Bellows of Avilla, and Gracie Bright and Mary Kline, Fort Wayne; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Two brothers, William and Robert, and a sister, Dorothy Schoyer, preceded her in death. Services Nov. 17 in McKee-Miles Funeral Home in Garrett. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. ~ 11-24-1987

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