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Elkins James Dock, 70, of R. 1, Hudson, died Wednesday at his residence. He was born in Morgan County, Ky., May 11, 1914, the son of John and Jenny (Yokum) Elkins. On March 1, 1937 in Auburn he married Pauline Elizabeth Lieberenz. A farmer, he moved to this area from Kentucky in 1937. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Emma Wells of Corunna, Janet Kulpinski of Bronson, Mich., and Janice Kessler of Waterloo; two sons, Walter of Helmer, and Danny of Waterloo; three sisters, Elizy Aaron of Angola, Ura Ann Babania and May Sowles, Fort Wayne; a brother, Wilbur of Helmer; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Services Saturday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Fairfield Center Cemetery. + 7-18-1984
Elkins Violet I, 71, of Stroh, died today in Carlin Park Nursing Home, Angola. She was born in Elmira Feb. 21, 1918, the daughter of George W. and Dorothy (Getz) Emerick. She married Floyd Day, who died in 1965. Her second husband, Gordon Elkins, died in 1977. A lifetime area resident, she had been employed by Essex Wire for many years and was a member of Stroh Church of God. Surviving are a daughter, Carol Grove of Stroh; two sons, Robert Day of Angola, and Vernie Elkins of N.C.; a sister, Adeline Donley of Kendallville; three brothers, Richard of Story Lake, George of Stroh, and Maynard of Kendallville; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday in Berhalter Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. + 4-17-1989
Ellenbecker Eleanor A, 69, Kendallville, died Friday in McCray Hospital. She was a retired registered nurse and had lived most of her life in Kendallville. Born Nov. 4, 1920 in Kendallville, she was the daughter of Earl and Sarah (Collins) Leighty. She was married in Oct. 1938 in Kendallville to Oliver Ellenbecker. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the VFW Auxiliary and the Eagles Lodge. Surviving are her husband; two brothers, Earl Jr. of Chicago, and John R. of Casselberry, Fla.; and one sister, Mrs. Robert (Betty) Diehl of Kendallville. One brother preceded her in death. Services Monday at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-14-1989
Ellenwood Sophia (Hyde) was born in Burton, Geauga County, Ohio Feb. 22, 1816. She married Lorenzo Ellenwood in 1837. They had one son and 2 daughters. In 1850 she came with her family to Noble County. Her husband died Feb. 5, 1871 and her son in 1894. She united with the Christian Church at Lisbon in 1853. She died Sept. 24, aged 82 years 7 months and 2 days. Funeral at her residence Sept. 24. Burial, Allen Chapel Cemetery. ^ 9-30-1898
Ellerman Emma Luedders, 92y6m, was born in Germany in 1841, later moving to the United States where she was united in marriage to F. J. Ellerman. They lived in Ligonier most of their married life, where their eight children were born. Mr. Ellerman and six children preceded Mrs. Ellerman in death. She died March (28) in Maywood, Ill., at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Whetson. Services Saturday from the Brown Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. Ligonier Leader 4-5-1934
Ellert Anthony, 61, of Waterloo, and father of Harold Ellert of this place, died en route to the Sacred Heart Hospital, after having been struck by an automobile while crossing Highway U. S. 27 at St. Michael’s Church, five miles north of Waterloo, where he had attended services. A solemn requiem high mass was celebrated at St. Michael’s Church Monday. Burial was in the church cemetery. ~ 4-14-1949
Ellert Anthony "Tony", 88, Avilla, died January 30, 2002 at his son's home in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was born July 21, 1913 in Waterloo to Anthony "Dan" and Margaret (Blomeke) Ellert. He was a machinist for Warner Gear in Auburn and volunteered at Provena Sacred Heart Home for over 25 years. He lived in Avilla for more than 35 years. He married Mina Hall in England in 1945. She survives in Avilla. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and was a WW II Army glider pilot. He is also survived by a son, Dr. William Ellert of Scottsdale; 5 daughters and 4 sons-in-law, Sister Marilyn Ellert of Wabash, Susan and John Hatcher of Pontiac, Mich., Shirley and Michael Pegg of Jacksonville, Ark., Adeline and Larry Sandberg of Brooklyn Park, Minn., and Pauline and Marc Vandenband of Grand Rapids, Mich.; a sister, Marguerite Harter of Angola; a brother, Herman of Waterloo; and 8 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Harold, Augustine and Gilbert, and a brother-in-law, Louis Harter. Services at St. Mary's Church. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery with graveside services by American Legion Post No. 240. ~ 2-7-2002
Ellert Eulalia M, 89, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at DeKalb Health in Auburn. She was a member of the St. Michael Catholic Church in rural Waterloo and was also a member of the Rosary Society She was born Aug. 25, 1923, in Kendallville, to Howard and Frances (Lemper) Traxler. She married Herman J. Ellert on April 9, 1947, in Avilla, and he died Oct. 18, 2010. She was a 1942 graduate of Avilla High School. Surviving are 5 daughters and sons-in-law, Jane (Jackie Pranger) Ellert of Fort Wayne, Beverly (Jack) Bireley of Hamilton, Doris (Norb) Miller of Waterloo, Maxine (Frank) Dunn of Waterloo, and Janet (Terry) Kurtz of Edon, Ohio; a son and daughter-in-law, Edward (Penny) Ellert of Corunna; a daughter-in-law, Bev Ellert of Bryan, Ohio; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; 3 sisters and a brother-in-law, Thelma Buchs of Hamilton, Lois Remke of Avilla and Lorraine (Del) Weaver of Avilla; and 3 brothers and sisters-in-law, Vincent (Ruth) Traxler of Goshen, Jack (Nancy) Traxler of Avilla and Harold (Lori) Traxler of Huntertown. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her son, Howard Ellert; her grandson, Alex Ellert; and 2 brothers, Omer Traxler and Richard Traxler. Mass of Christian burial Monday at St. Michael Catholic. Burial, St. Michael Cemetery. ^ 12-22-2012
Ellert Gilbert I, 75, died Oct. 22 in Fort Wayne. He was born Feb. 2, 1921 in DeKalb County, a son of Anthony and Margaret (Blomeke) Ellert. He married Betty Smith on Jan. 24, 1953. He worked at Rieke Corporation in Auburn and was a lifetime farmer. He was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Waterloo. Surviving are his wife; 2 sons, Roger of Waterloo, and James of Auburn; one daughter, Lorie of Fort Wayne; 2 brothers, Anthony of Avilla and Herman of Waterloo; one sister, Marguerite Harter of Angola; and 2 grandsons. Two brothers, Harold "Shorty" and Augustine, preceded him in death. Funeral Friday at St. Michael’s Church. Burial, St. Michael’s Cemetery. ~ 10-24-1996
Ellert Harold "Shorty", 57, Avilla, died Thursday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in DeKalb County March 26, 1924, a son of Anthony and Margaret (Blomeke) Ellert. He married Betty Ley October 16, 1948 in Avilla. He had lived in Avilla since 1940 and was owner of Shorty’s Barber Shop. He was also employed by International Harvester and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the American Legion Post 240 in Avilla, VFW, Waterloo, Albion Eagles and Moose Lodge in Auburn. He was a veteran of WW II serving in the Mountain Corps. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Mrs. David (Carol) Savieo of Fort Wayne and Karen and Sharon Ellert, at home; three sons, Keith of Fort Wayne, David of Kendallville and Kevin at home; a sister, Margerette Harte of Angola; four brothers, Anthony of Avilla, and Augustine, Herman and Gilbert, all of Waterloo; and four grandchildren. A son, Max, preceded him in death September 3, 1972. Services Monday in St. Mary’s Church. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. ~ 3-25-1982 + 3-18-1982
Ellert Herman J, 91, of Waterloo, died Oct. 18, 2010 at DeKalb Hospital. He was born in Waterloo on Feb. 20, 1919 to Anthony and Margaret (Blomeke) Ellert. He was a farmer and a U.S. Army WW II veteran. He was a member of the Waterloo VFW and DAV and the American Legion Post 97 of Auburn. He married Eulalia Traxler on April 9, 1947 in Avilla. Surviving are his wife; a son, Edward (Penny) Ellert of Waterloo; 5 daughters, Jane Ellert of Fort Wayne, Beverly (Jack) Birely of Hamilton, Doris (Norb) Miller of Waterloo, Maxine (Frank) Dunn of Waterloo and Janet (Terry) Kurtz of Edon, Ohio; 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchilden. He ws preceded in death by a son, Howard; a grandson, Alex Ellert; 4 brothers and a sister. Mass of Christian Burial Oct. 22, 2010 at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Waterloo. Burial, St. Michael's Cemetery. ^ 10-20-2010
Ellert Margaret, 86, died Monday at Sacred Heart Home. She was the widow of Anthony Ellert whom she married July 2, 1912 in Waterloo. He died in 1949. She was born Sept. 1, 1889 in Edgerton, Ohio to George and Mary (Jerger) Blomeke. She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Waterloo. Survivors include one daughter, Marguerite Harter, Angola; five sons, Anthony, R. 2, Avilla, Augustine, Herman and Gilbert all R. 1, Waterloo, and Harold, VanScoyoc St., Avilla; 29 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Services today in St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Burial, St. Michael’s Cemetery, Waterloo. ~ 8-19-1976 + 8-?-1976
Ellert Max J, of 209 Van Scoyoc St., was killed in a one-car accident Sunday two miles south of Avilla on Ind. 3 in Swan Twp. He was killed when he lost control of his northbound auto on a curve and skidded off the road, hit a fence and utility pole. He was an employee of Kraft Foods, Inc. at Kendallville. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Ellert; three sisters, Mrs. David Savieo of Fort Wayne, and Karen and Sharon; three brothers, Keith, Kevin and David, at home; and his grandmother, Mrs. Margaret Ellert, a resident of Sacred Heart Home. Services Sept. 5. Burial, Catholic Cemetery. ~ 9-7-1972 + 9-?-1972
Ellert Mina, 92, of Scottsdale, Ariz., died March 26, 2010 at Phoenix Baptist Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz. She was born Dec. 6, 1917 in Halifax, England, the daughter of William and Clara (Parr) Hall. She married Anthony Ellert in Leicester England on Feb. 28, 1945. He died Jan. 23, 2002. She was an administrator at Uniform Printing in Kendallville, retiring after 18 years of service. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Avilla. Surviving are her daughters, Sister Marilyn Ellert, OSF of Avilla, Susan Hatcher of Higgins Lake, Mich., Shirley (Michael) Pegg of Phoenix, Adeline (Larry) Sandberg of Brooklyn Park, Minn., and Pauline (Marc) Vandenband of Newaygo, Mich.; and a son, William Ellert of Scottsdale, Ariz.; grandchildren, Cynthia Prince, Christopher Pegg, Dennis Pegg, Jamie Harris, David Sandberg, Brian Sandber, Lisa Burrows, Jon Vandenband and Lindsay Bennett; her great-grandchildren, Dawn Kotcher, Neveah Pegg, Hanah Pegg, Anthony Harris, Sean Harris, Caleb Russell, Lauren Sandberg, Joshua Sandberg, Brittanie Fritel, and Baillie Fritel. She was preceded in death by a brother, Irving Hall. Mass of Christian Burial, April 5 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Fort Wayne. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery. ^ 3-31-2010
Ellet Lindsey M, daughter of Larry W. and Pamela S. (Troyer) Ellet, R. 4, Albion, was stillborn May 26 in Whitley County Hospital, Columbia City. Surviving with her parents are a brother, Ross Allen at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Troyer, rural Albion, and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ellet of Albion; great-grandparents, Bessie Stetler of Fremont, Ruth Troyer, R. 1, LaOtto, and Rev. and Mrs. J. C. Duke of Brooksville, Fla.; and a great-great-grandmother, Katie Jones of Enid, Okla. Graveside services Thursday in Riverside Cemetery near Churubusco. ~ 6-5-1986 + 5-26-1986
Ellington Daisy B, 95, formerly of 517 E. Houston St., died Saturday in Betz Nursing Home, Auburn. Born Nov. 13, 1889 in Albion, she was the daughter of Elias and Anna (Reed) Stoner. On Nov. 12, 1921 in Albion she married John Ellington, who died Nov. 26, 1947. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Garrett. She is survived by four daughters, Helen Bartels and Georgianna Brown, both Garrett, Mrs. Robert (Gene) Gatton of Kendallville, and Mrs. Byron (Joan) McCandless of Kent, Ohio; 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday in First Baptist Church of Garrett. Burial, Christian Union Cemetery. + 2-16-1985
Elliott S Rex, 62, died April 20, 2003 in Parkview Noble Hospital. He was retired from Noble County REMC. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps serving during the Vietnam Conflict, he was a member of VFW Post 2749 in Kendallville, American Legion Post 381 in Rome City and First Presbyterian Church in Albion. He was born in Hartford City June 11, 1940 to Clayton and Jane (Sills) Elliott. He married Sara Vaughan July 2, 1965 in Muncie. Surviving are his wife in Rome City; a son, Kirk of Elkhart; a daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Daniel Bentz of Virginia Beach, Va.; 4 grandchildren; one brother and 2 sisters. One brother preceded him in death. Services Thursday at Hutchins Funeral Home. ^ 4-22-2003
Elliott Ruby Irene, 77, of Indianapolis, died there at Methodist Hospital Thursday. Born in Stroh Dec. 11, 1905, she was the daughter of Lewis and Vera (Martin) Shoup. In Albion on July 3, 1935, she married James H. Elliott. A former Kendallville resident, she was a graduate of Kendallville High School and a member of the girls’ basketball team. She moved to Indianapolis from Stroh 32 years ago and was a former vice president of Elliott-Williamson Co. there and former secretary at McCray Refrigerator in Kendallville. Surviving are the husband; a son, Michael of Carmel; a brother, Gerald of Fort Wayne; four grandchildren; and an aunt, Deloise Shoup of Kendallville. Services will be Saturday at Harry W. Moore-Castleton Chapel, Indianapolis. Graveside services Saturday at East Springfield Cemetery in LaGrange County. + 1-20-1983
Ellis Charley "Ed", 69, of R. 2, LaGrange, died Tuesday in LaGrange Hospital. He was born June 6, 1920 in New Madrid, Mo. On Feb. 19, 1955 in Knox he married Junie Miller. He had lived in this area since 1970. In 1969 he retired from Rope Mfg. Co. in St. Louis, Mo. and was a WW II Army veteran. Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Ernistine of LaGrange, Mrs. Larry (Alice) Shepherd of Rome City, Salma of Orland; a son, Robert of LaGrange; a brother, Willie of Mount Vernon, Ill.; and six grandchildren. Services Saturday in Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange. Burial, Greenwood Cemetery. + 5-14-1989
Ellis Karla Kay, 27, was killed in an auto accident near Churubusco Friday. She was a fifth grade teacher at Churubusco Elementary School. Surviving are her parents, Wayne and Marjorie Ellis, New Haven; and a brother, Jerry of Fort Wayne. ~ 7-7-1983
Ellis Stuart A, 62, of rural Churubusco, died Nov. 21, 2004 at his residence. On Aug. 11, 1942 in Columbus, Ohio, he was born to John William and Novadale (Stone) Ellis. He worked at International Harvester for 31 years, retiring in 1987 as a hazardous materials engineer. He graduated from high school in the Detroit area, earned a bachelor's degree in engineering from Northwestern University, and served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict. Surviving are a son, Aaron of Churubusco; a daughter and son-in-law, Christine and Bill Stienbrger of Fort Wayne; a brother, John of Roseville, Mich.; and 3 grandchildren, Kirsten and Andrew Allman and Wade Stienbarger. He was preceded in death by a brother, James. Services Wednesday in Sheets & Childs Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 11-22-2004
Ellison Gladys, 85, Avilla, died Dec. 17 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Garrett. A native of Noble County, she had lived most of her life in Fort Wayne. She was employed by Phelps Dodge and Dudlo Manufacturing Co. Her husband, Lloyd, preceded her in death. Surviving is one sister, Fern Hindenlang of Avilla. Services Friday at C. M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home in Fort Wayne. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. ~ 12-26-1985 + 12-17-1985
Ellison Jerry W, 56, of Albion, died Sept. 9, 2008 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident. He had been employed as a welder at Dexter Axle several years. He completed his education at Warren High School. He was born Sept. 26, 1951 in Hartford City to Bernard and Garnet (Gray) Ellison. Surviving are 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Chad Ellison of Albion and Brian and Amy Ellison of Columbia City; 3 grandchildren, Samantha, Autumn and Nathaniel; a brother, Randall of Albion; and a sister, Deborah Young of Smalley Lake. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Kathy Macy and Margaret Young. Graveside services Friday at Thorn Cemetery. ^ 9-11-2008
Ellison Lloyd E, 72, a former resident of Avilla, died Friday at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was a WW I veteran and a member of the Fairfield Ave. Nazarene Church, Fort Wayne. His wife, Gladys, survives. Services Sunday at the D. O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. ~ 12-30-1971 + 12-?-1971
Ellison Phillip E, 38, of Kendallville, died Oct. 2, 1998 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, following an automobile accident in Montpelier, Ohio, earlier in the day. He was born July 23, 1960 in Fort Wayne to Joseph and Jean (Kleber) Ellison. A resident of Kendallville the past 5 years, he was plant manager for Stoneco Inc. in Fort Wayne for 18 years. He was a member of Sons of the American Legion Post 240, Avilla. Surviving are his parents in Fort Wayne; his wife, Julie; a brother, Tim of Fort Wayne; and 2 sisters, Laura Burris of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Mimi Harkenrider of Fort Wayne. Funeral in E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, New Haven. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. ~ 10-8-1998
Ellsworth Carol E, 95, of Sylvan Lake and Pretty Lake, died May 12, 2012, at Lutheran Life Villages in Kendallville. She was born in Fort Wayne on February 4, 1917 to Stewart Sharp and Ethel (Mills) Sharp Hawver. She graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1935 and from Fort Wayne Art School. She married James V. Ell;sworth on Oct. 1, 1938. As a receptionist, she retired from Motor Wheel in LaGrange. Survivors include her daughters, Cathy Eshelman of Sylvan Lake, and Maureen and John Van Winkle of Pretty Lake; her son, Jim Ellsworth of Pretty Lake; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her husband on October 2, 1992; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Cleo Yvonne and Bill Jackson and Melba and Howard Shockey. Funeral May 15 at Lake View Cemetery. ^ 5-15-2012
Ellsworth Opal A, 86, died Friday at Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. A lifelong resident of Fort Wayne, she had lived at the home two years. She was born April 18, 1893 and married Herman Ellsworth Nov. 28, 1911. He died June 15, 1951. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. James (Marjorie) Wagner and Mrs. Eugene (Janet) Wood, Fort Wayne; two sons, James V., R. 1, Pretty Lake, and Richard J., Anaheim, Calif.; 16 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church, Fort Wayne. Services Monday in Sacred Heart Home chapel. Burial, Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. + 4-?-1979
Elser Alice G, 78, of Fort Wayne, died there today. She was born May 9, 1911 in Hannibal, Mo., the daughter of James and Effie (Lewis) Stratton. On Aug. 31, 1930 in Marion she married Wilson E. Elser, who died May 10, 1985. She moved to Kendallville in 1980 from LaFontaine where she had lived 35 years. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. William (Leta) Hunnicutt of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Thomas (Carolyn) Brown, Mrs. Gerald (Anna) Green, and Bonnie Thomas, Kendallville; two sons, Donald of Huntington, and Wilson B. Jr. of Kendallville; a sister, Mrs. Gene (Ailene) Lautenschlager of Marion; a brother, James of Marion; 19 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. Services Saturday in Gardens of Memory Chapel at Marion. + 11-29-1989
Elser Charles M, 72, of R. 4, Albion, died Nov. 4, 1957 at Whitley County Hospital following a heart attack. He was a farmer and carpenter and a lifelong resident of York Twp, residing about four miles southwest of Albion. Surviving are the widow, Cleone; six sons, Burnell of Fort Wayne, Charles, Richard, and Raymond of near Albion, and James and Harold at home; three daughters, Mrs. Clifton Bair of LaPorte, Mrs. Robert Shellman of Albion, and Mrs. Robert Coil of Columbia City; one stepson, Lowell Neill of Columbia City; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Ruth Williamson of White Pigeon, Mich.; four grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. James Kimmell of Pierceton. Funeral this afternoon in Sparta Christian Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 11-?-1957
Elser Charles W, 82, died November 17, 2011 at Parkview Memorial Hospital in Fort Wayne.  He was born November 19, 1928 in Noble County, the son of Charles M. and Cleone (Reidenbach) Elser. He graduated from Albion-Jefferson High School in the class of 1946. He married Marjorie Parker on November 13, 1954 in Albion. He was a self-employed carpenter, and was the instructor for the building trades department for Central Noble High School. He served in the U. S. Air Force from 1946 to 1949. He served on the town of Albion Planning Commission and Zoning Boards, and on the Albion Township Advisory Board for 32 years. He was a member of the Albion Masonic Lodge F & AM #97, the Scottish Rite in Fort Wayne, the Albion American Legion Post #246 and Asbury United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife; his children, Stan (Tammy) Elser of Indianapolis, Leisa (Luther) Patrick of Fort Wayne, Brian (Susan) Elser of Indianapolis and Laura (Matt) Keister of Avilla; 2 brothers, Richard “Brent” (Roberta) Elser of Albion and James (Ann) Elser of Ligonier; 2 sisters, Elizabeth Shellman of Albion, Helen (Robert) Coil of Wolf Lake; 9 grandchildren, Simon, Sarah, Macey, David and Benjamin Elser, Abbey, Logan, Claire and Gabe Keister. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Raymond and Harold Elser. Funeral Nov. 21 at Asbury United Methodist Church. Burial, Sweet Cemetery with Albion American Legion Post #240 conducting military rites. ^ 11-29-2010
Elser Cleone R, 79, (b. 1-28-1900 - d. 11-11-1979) of Albion, died Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Elizabeth) Shellman, R. 4, Albion. Born Jan. 28, 1900 in Brimfield, she was the daughter of William and Cora (Stewart) Reidenbach in Van Wert, Ohio. Dec. 31, 1925 she married Charles Elser. He died in 1957. A lifetime resident of Noble County, she was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Shellman, Mrs. Robert (Helen) Coil, R. 4, Albion; four sons, Charles W. and Richard "Brent", Albion, James of Ligonier, and Harold of R. 4, Albion; a brother, Robert, Jackson, Mich.; 18 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral Thursday in Trinity United Methodist Church in Albion. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 11-?-1979
Elser Emma was the only daughter of Jacob and Ruth Busz, born near Albion Oct. 17, 1885. She has two brothers, Frank and Jacob, of Pueblo, Colo. About fifteen years ago she was married to Joseph Neal, who died in 1909, leaving her alone with two children, Lowell and Ruth, who survive her, one baby having died in infancy. On Nov. 7, 1911 she married Charles Elser, with whom she lived until the advent of their baby, Charles, Oct. 7, 1919, when she and the baby died. Surviving are the husband; two children, Lowell and Ruth Neal; and two stepchildren, Burnell and Vaneta Elser; the parents; two brothers; one half-sister, Mrs. Frank Strouse. + 10-?-1919
Elser George, 87, died in Mahoning County, Ohio. He had continuously resided in the same neighborhood for 81 years. He was a voter when Andrew Jackson was elected, and cast his first presidential vote for him, and two generations afterward gave his last vote for President Cleveland. Of his family of ten children, - two sons and four daughters, with fifteen grandchildren, survive him. Two of his children, Peter Elser and Mrs. Jacob Beard of Port Mitchell, are among the citizens of Noble County. + No date
Elser James D, of Ligonier, died November 21, 2013, at his home. He was born on November 23, 1939, in York Township to Charley and Cleone (Reidenbach) Elser. He married Patricia Ann Kinnison on November 25, 1969 in Wawaka. He is survived by his wife, Ann, of Ligonier; a brother, Richard B. (Roberta) Elser of Albion; 2 sisters, Elizabeth Shellman of Albion, and Helen (Robert) Coil of Wolf Lake; and his former wife, Donna (Gandy) Brozoski of Middleton, Ohio. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Charles W., Raymond M., and Harold W. Elser; a half-sister, Vonita (Clifton) Bair; and a half-brother and his wife, Gerald Burnell (Nadine Mault) Elser. He graduated from Albion High School in 1958. He retired from Ventline Division of Philips Industries in 1988, after 28 years of service. He was a member of the Ligonier Elks Lodge #451 and the Kendallville Elks Lodge #86. Funeral, Tuesday at Yeager Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 11-23-2013
Elser Julia Ann (Whittaker) was born in Bedford County, Penn., May 19, 1830, and died at her home near Port Mitchell in York Twp, Jan. 12, 1898, aged 67 years 7 months and 24 days. At the age of six years she was left an orphan. She married Peter Elser in Huntington County Dec. 5, 1858, and in company with her husband came to this county in 1865 and resided here the remainder of her life. She was the mother of two daughters and two sons and the stepmother of two sons. Her two sons died in 1894. In 1894 she joined the York Presbyterian Church where funeral was held last Friday. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 1-?-1898
Elser Raymond, R. 2, Albion, died (d. 5-26-1978) in McCray Hospital of a fractured skull and broken neck after he was pinned in his pickup more than 30 minutes. The accident occurred approximately 100 feet from the west entrance of the B&S Truck Stop, ½ mile east of Brimfield. An eastbound semi pulled into the westbound lane and the Elser pickup truck struck the semi broadside. He was born in York Twp Aug. 16, 1932, the son of Charles and Cleone (Reidenbach) Elser. He married Patricia A. Steigmeier on Oct. 5, 1957 in Garrett and was a lifelong resident of Albion. He was a member of Albion American Legion Post 246, a veteran of the Korean Conflict, a member of Masonic Lodge F&AM 97 and of the Fort Wayne Valley Scottish Rite. Survivors include his wife and mother; two children, Joan M. 12, and Steven R. 14; two sisters, Elizabeth Shellman, and Helen Coil, both Albion; and four brothers, Charles W., Richard Brenton, and Harold, Albion, and James, Ligonier. Funeral Monday in Asbury United Methodist Church in Albion. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 5-?-1978
Elser Solomon, a retired farmer living in North Lima and justice of the peace of Beaver Twp, died at his residence in that village Monday from pneumonia. He was in his 72nd year. He was born on a farm near the place of his death. During his boyhood he was an attendant of the public schools of Beaver Twp. Besides the office of justice of the peace, he was at one time elected to the position of land appraiser. He was a member of the Mount Olivet Reformed Church of North Lima. He is survived by a wife and four children. They are Mrs. John Pfau of North Lima, Mrs. Isaac Yoder of East Lewistown, Mrs. C. A. Snyder of Pittsburgh, and Enos, whereabouts unknown. Funeral at Mount Olivet Church at North Lima Thursday. Burial, North Lima Cemetery. + No date
Elser Wilson, 87, died at the home of his son, Charles, Dec. 22 after only a few days of illness. He was born Jan. 23, 1851 in Mahoning County, Ohio, the son of Peter and Susan Elser. As a young man he came with his family to Ind. where he married Melvina Fuller. They had four children, one son, Charles of York Twp; and one daughter, Mrs. James Kimmell of near Wolf Lake. A daughter, Mary Edna Cleland, passed away in March 1936, and her twin brother died an infant. The wife died in 1903. Ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren survive. Funeral at the Methodist Church in Kimmell Dec. 24. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 12-?-1938
Elser Wilson E, 75, of the Kendallville Lutheran Home, died Friday at the Home. He was born June 21, 1909 in Tulsa, Okla. He had been a resident of Kendallville for 4 years after moving from LaFontaine, Ind. He was a former horse trainer and truck driver. He was married Aug. 31, 1930 to Alice Stratton in Marion. Surviving are his wife; four daughters, Leta Hunnicutt of Fort Wayne, Caroline Brown, Anna Green and Bonnie Thomas, Kendallville; two sons, Donald of Huntington, and Wilson Jr. of Kendallville; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Earl of Texas and Frost Bachman of Indiana. Services Monday at Gardens of Memories Chapel in Marion. Burial, Gardens of Memories Cemetery. + 5-10-1985
Elson Albert, 24, former resident of Kendallville and Wawaka was reported dead in action on Okinawa on April 17. He lived in Kendallville with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Elson, until the death of his mother in 1933, when he went to West Hartland, Conn. to live with an uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Ross Hamlin. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in Sept. 1942. He had served nine months in the Pacific Theater. + 4-?-1945
Elson Arnold, 78, podiatrist, died last Thursday in LaGrange County Hospital. He was born Nov. 3, 1879 in Zurich, Switzerland and is survived by a niece, Mrs. Russell Hebebrand of San Francisco. Funeral Saturday in a Ligonier funeral home. Cremation followed the services. + 12-?-1957
Elson Delila (Hermish), wife of J. H. Elson, was born in Bedford County, Penn. Oct. 4, 1829; died Feb. 5, aged 58 years, 4 months and 1 day. She married J. H. Elson in Wayne County, Ohio, Aug. 30, 1855. She united with the German Baptist Church. She leaves 3 sons, one daughter, 5 grandchildren. ^ 2-17-1888
Elson Frank, 64, died July 6 at his home one mile south of Swan. Surviving are the wife, Nettie; one sister, Mrs. Arthur Dancer, Fort Wayne; and three brothers, Ervin W., St. Joe, George, Hamilton and Lester of Auburn. He had resided near Swan many years. Services Monday at the residence. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 7-12-1951
Elson Gordon Mrs., 36, died Thursday at the Garrett Hospital. She had submitted to an operation for appendicitis and gallstones two weeks ago. Pneumonia developed Wednesday and her condition became critical. Surviving are her husband; son, Albert, and daughter, Elizabeth; mother, Mrs. Emma Signett; three sisters, Lena Signett, Mrs. Eva Hamp, and Mrs. Clara Hamlin of Conn.; and three brothers, Fred, August, and George Signett in Mass. Funeral at Immaculate Conception Church in Kendallville Monday. Burial, Fairfield Cemetery, DeKalb County. + 8-?-1932
Elson Henrietta, 78, formerly of Wawaka, died Saturday at the home of her stepson, T. H. Elson, near Auburn. She was the widow of Rev. J. H. Elson of Wawaka. Surviving are two stepsons, C. T. Elson of Ashley, and T. H.; and one son, Gordon. Funeral Wednesday from United Brethren Church of Wawaka. Burial, Fairfield Center. + 4-?-1938 4-16-1938
Elson John Harris was born in Stark County, Ohio, Oct. 14, 1833 and was one of a family of 15 children born to Thomas and Anna Elson. Out of this family only three survive him, Dr. Charles of Cleveland, O., B. C. of Ashland, Ohio, and Margaret Wright of Oklahoma. In 1855 he married Delilah Hinish. Soon after they moved to Indiana and settled near Auburn. They had four children, Thomas Franklin and Florence Husselman, deceased; and those living are Tertellus of Auburn and Corwin T. of Hudson, Ind. About 35 years ago Mrs. Elson died. A few years later in 1889 he married Henrietta Huff and they had one son, J. Gordon, now living at Springfield, Mass. He with the wife and mother and the two sons by the former marriage, also fourteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren survive. When a youth he became a member of the Church of the Brethren and about fifty years ago he was elected to the ministry and served in this capacity until the infirmities of age made it impossible for him. For many years his home has been in and near Wawaka. On Sept. 1 while at the breakfast table with his wife he died, 88 years 10 months and 17 days old. Funeral Sept. 4. Burial, Fairfield Center, DeKalb County. + 9-?-1922
Elson Nettie, 69, native and lifelong resident of the Swan community, died August 9, at her home a mile south of Swan. The cause of her death was cerebral thromboses. She was just entering her automobile to go to Auburn to visit an uncle, Mr. Muhn, who is a patient at a hospital, when she succumbed. She was the widow of Frank Elson, who died three years ago. The only immediate relatives besides the uncle are two aunts living at Mentone and several cousins. Services Wednesday at the LaOtto Lutheran Church. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 8-12-1954
Elston Huldah, a former aged resident of Rome City who died in Goshen,remains were brought to this place Monday and interred in the Osborn Cemetery. M F Owen Scrapbook 7129 9-?-1918 Contributed by Judy Richter
Elston Oliver, 91, the oldest resident of Rome City, died at his home in that place this morning.He came to Rome City in 1869 from Orland, where he had been engaged in farming. He is survived by a wife. Funeral Wednesday afternoon. Burial, Osborne Cemetery. M F Owen Scrapbook 6118 7-1-1912 Contributed by Judy Richter
Elvidge Addie Dennison, 84, of 2224 S. Main St., died Saturday in Elkhart Hospital. She was born Sept. 23, 1887 in Albion. She married Frank Elvidge on Feb. 10, 1970 in Elkhart. He survives, along with a daughter, Mrs. T. C. Rowe of Elkhart; 2 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Bernice Kent of Tucson, Ariz. Services Tuesday at Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home. Burial, South Union Cemetery. + 1971
Elward Mary Catherine "Kate", 56, of R. 1, Ligonier, died Wednesday at her residence. Born April 16, 1931 in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of Kenneth and Mary (Momper) Kraus. On Jan. 27, 1951 in Fort Wayne, she married Robert L. Elward. She moved from Wisconsin to Ligonier eight years ago. She had worked at the deli counter at Family Fare Food Store in Ligonier and was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Rosary Sodality and Ligonier Women’s Bowling League. Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Deb Osterholt, Roanoke, and Sheryl Ross, Milwaukee, Wis.; two brothers, Robert J. Elward of Huntertown, and Steve Elward of Fort Wayne; a sister, Gloria Seiler of Fort Wayne; and 11 grandchildren. One brother preceded her in death. Services Saturday in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Ligonier. Burial, Fort Wayne Catholic Cemetery. + 8-19-1987
Elwood Julie R, 71, Albion, died April 30, 2013. She was born on November 21, 1941, in Monroeville. The daughter of Clara (Yarington) Crozier, she grew up in Monroeville, graduating from Monroeville High School in the class of 1959. On July 23, 1982, she married Dean Elwood in Albion. She and her husband ran D & J Elwood Tree Service out of Albion. She was a member of the Albion Eagles Post #2455 and the Women’s Auxiliary of the American Legion Post #246 in Albion. Surviving are her husband; her son and daughter-in-law, Bo and Brenda Smith of Auburn; a daughter and son-in-law, Sherri and Gary Furniss of Fort Wayne; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; her mother; 2 sisters, Kay Crozier of Huntington and Becky (Bruce) Brown of Portage, Michigan. She was preceded in death by her son, David Smith. Funeral, May 4, 2013, at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. 5-2-2013
Ely Josephine, 90, mother of Mrs. Russell (Lavon) DeMint of Auburn, lived at Fort Wayne, and died at Souder’s Hospital in Auburn on Jan. 10. Also surviving are two sons, George of Fort Wayne and Virgil of Waterloo; 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday at St. Jude’s Catholic Church in Fort Wayne. Burial, Catholic Cemetery. ~ 1-21-1971 + 1-?-1971
Ely R June, 81, of Avondale, Ariz., died May 17, 2008 in Avondale. She was born June 8, 1926 in Hammond to Fred and Clara (Seebauer) Rowe. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Fred and Brenda Myers of Avondale; a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Mike Amstutz of Auburn; 3 stepchildren; 9 grandchildren, Brent Myers, Lishia Binkley, Nikki Hitchcock, Laura Surface, Julie Hess, Debra, Mike, Joseph and Catlin Amstutz; and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Eugene Myers on Feb. 3, 1972, and Harold Ely in 2004; 3 brothers and a sister. Services Friday at Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery. ^ 5-21-2008
Elza Willie E, 69, of rural Ligonier, died January 21, 2007 at his home. He had moved to Ligonier in 1972 from Westmont, Ill. He retired in 1997 from Ligonier Foundry after 37 years of service. He was born May 9, 1937 in London, Ky. to Raleigh and Ada Elza. He married Carolyn Reeve in April 1958. Surviving are his mother in East Burnstat, Ky.; his wife; a son, Gene of Ligonier; a brother and sister-in-law, Tommy and Connie of East Burnstat; 3 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law, his twin, Wilma Rohan of Claritan Hills, Ill., Irene and Bob Hagberg of Ligonier and Shirley Anna and James Durham of East Burnstat; and a grandson, Jesse Elza. Services Friday at J.A. Brazzell-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 1-23-2007
Emahiser Charles L, lifelong Albion area resident and retired well driller, died Saturday in the DeKalb Hospital. Born Dec. 29, 1881, he was the son of Levi and Mary (Gaby) Emahiser. He was married in 1907 to Mable C. Tyler, who preceded him in death in 1951. Surviving are three daughters, Freeda Smolinske, Mrs. Ralph Allen and Mrs. Evelyn Kelham, all of Albion; one son, Floyd, of Westville; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral Monday at Bonham-Miser-Brazzell Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Salem Cemetery. ~ 10-7-1971 + 10-?-1971
Emahiser Floyd M of Shirley, Ark., died Thursday in Baptist Hospital, Little Rock, Ark. He was born Oct. 11, 1907 in Albion to Charles and Mabel (Tyler) Emahiser. He was a 1925 graduate of Albion High School and was a retired well driller. Surviving are his wife, Mildred; a daughter, Flora Mae of Texas; and three sisters, Freeda Smolinske, Mrs. Ralph (Maggie) Allen and Mrs. William (Evelyn) Pforter, all Albion. One son preceded him in death. Services today in the Church of Christ in Shirley, with burial in Settement Cemetery. + 8-14-1988
Emahiser Mabel E, about 64, died March 28, 1951 at her home in Albion. Surviving are the husband, Charles; a son, Floyd L. of Wawaka; three daughters, Mrs. Harold Smolinske, Mrs. Ralph Allen and Mrs. Robert Kelham, Albion; seven grandchildren; and a brother, Willard Tyler of Goshen. Funeral Saturday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Salem Cemetery. + 3-?-1951
Emerick Andrew Jackson was born in Ashland County, Ohio Nov. 20, 1847 and died at his home in Fairfield Twp, DeKalb County Jan. 8, aged 56 years 1 month and 19 days. He was the son of George and Sarah, being the youngest of 6 children, 4 boys and 2 girls. When 4 years old he came with his parents who settled in Fairfield Twp, DeKalb County. He owned and lived on a portion of the old homestead at the time of his death. August 14, 1884 he married Mary A. Kresse. He united with the Presbyterian Church at an early age. Funeral in the Methodist Protestant Church. ^ 1-19-1906
Emerick Birdena, 58, 214 W. Rush St., died Tuesday at her residence. She was born Oct. 29, 1913 in LaGrange County, the daughter of Harvey and Cora (Latta) Myers. She married Virgil L. Emerick July 31, 1930 in Topeka. She lived here since 1930, moving from Topeka, and had been employed by Haffner’s Store. Surviving are the husband; a daughter, Mrs. Olaf (Judy) Conley, 216 W. Rush St.; three sons, Donald, 752 Richmond St., Robert, Vermillion, Ohio, and James, LaGrange; a half-sister, Mrs. Doris Wagner, White Pigeon, Mich.; one half-brother, Paul Myers with the Army stationed in Germany; and eight grandchildren. A daughter, Jeanie, and two sisters preceded her in death. Funeral Friday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. + 11-?-1971
Emerick C Walter, 80, of Kendallville, died Sunday at Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. Born in LaGrange County June 16, 1905, he was the son of John and Leora (Randol) Emerick. On June 16, 1927 in Kendallville, he married Hazel I. Wallace. A lifetime area resident, he had been a mechanic and truck driver and for 13 years was a partner with his son, Delane, in the Emerick Motor Clinic. He retired from Kendallville Iron & Metal. He was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist. Surviving are his wife; his son of 117 S. Morton St., Kendallville; a daughter, Mrs. Gene (Nadene) Gavazzi of Laceyville, Pa.; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Services Wednesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. + 7-28-1985
Emerick Catherine B "Katy", 66, of R. 1, Syracuse, died Saturday at her residence. Born in DeKalb County April 28, 1921, she was the daughter of Grover and Lodema (Ridgway) Curie. On March 16, 1947 in Kendallville, she married R. Stan Emerick. She moved from Kendallville to Syracuse 15 years ago. She served in the U. S. Navy during WW II. She was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist, Tri Kappa, Afternoon Club of Syracuse, board member of United Fund, Book Review Club, Button Club and Bay View Reading Club. She had also served as co-chairman of the day for the American Red Cross Bloodmobile for 25 years. Surviving are the husband; a son, Rex S. Jr., South Bend; two sisters, Helen F. Thomas, Rome City, and Bonnie L. Curie, Kendallville; two brothers, William Keith, Kendallville, and Kent R., El Paso, Texas. Services Tuesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-26-1987
Emerick Clara L, 84, 122 N. Riley St., died Wednesday in Kendallville Nursing Home. She was born April 3, 1888 in Albion, the daughter of Anthony and Emma (Baughman) Lemmon. She married Rex S. Emerick in Albion, and he died April 1, 1946. She lived in Kendallville since 1913 and was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and the Culture Club. Her interest in art was widely known in the community. She was a former member of the board of trustees of Fort Wayne State School and Kendallville Public Library. She was a member of DAR. She was a graduate of Chicago Art Institute. Surviving are a son, R. Stan, 121 N. Riley St.; and a grandson. Two brothers, Charles and Frank Lemmon, preceded her in death. Funeral Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 4-?-1972
Emerick Diana (Green), wife of John Emerick, was born July 8, 1803 at Lancaster, O.; moved to Ashland County 1815. She married John Emerick in 1824 and was the mother of 6 girls and 3 boys. A boy and a girl preceded her in death. She moved to Noble County in the spring of 1851. She died at the residence of S. T. Emerick in Wayne Twp Dec. 28, aged 85 years, 6 months and 20 days. Interment at the Weston Chapel, Wayne Twp. ^ 1-25-1889
Emerick George W was born in Ashland County, Ohio March 20, 1842; died April 8, aged 54 years 18 days. He migrated with his parents to DeKalb County when 9 years of age and resided on the old homestead known as the George Emerick farm until 2 years ago when he moved to Kendallville. He was married Aug. 26, 1879 to Emma France. They had 3 children, one dying in infancy. Two are living, Bertha M. 12 and Vesta M. 9. Funeral at Evangelical Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 4-17-1896
Emerick George W, 85, of Kendallville, died Monday in Miller’s Merry Manor in LaGrange. Born in LaGrange County Sept. 21, 1893, he was the son of Noah and Mary (Siedel) Emerick. He married Dorothy Getz on Feb. 25, 1915 in Albion. She died June 30, 1969. He had been a lifetime area resident and was a retired section hand for the NYC Railroad. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Violet Elkins of Stroh, Mrs. Rollin (Mary) Eagleson of Rome City, and Mrs. Henry (Adeline) Donley of Kendallville; three sons, Richard and Maynard, Kendallville, and George Jr. of Stroh; 23 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. Three sons, one daughter, two sisters and four brothers preceded him in death. Funeral Thursday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. + 1-?-1979
Emerick Jill N, 32, of Kendallville, died unexpectedly May 15, 2004 at Goshen General Hospital. She was born June 18, 1971 in Kendallville to James Allen and Janet (Pant) Emerick. Surviving are her parents; 2 sons, Cody A. Young and Cory J. Hansbrough; a sister and brother-in-law, Janice and Terry Delong of Avilla; 2 half-sisters, Jo Jordan and Janet Branning. A lifetime area resident, she was a 1989 graduate of East Noble High School. Services Friday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. ~ 5-20-2004
Emerick John, 64, died at his home in Wayne Twp Thursday following a heart attack. He had finished chores when he became ill and fell dead as he started to lie down on a couch. Born in Wayne Twp, he had lived in the county all his life. United in marriage to Leora Siler, four children were born to the union. Surviving are the widow; three sons, Walter at home, George at Sturgis, Mich., and Warren at Pittsburgh, Pa.; one daughter, Mrs. Herschel Likes of Wayne Twp. + 2-?-1928
Emerick John, 76, of this township some 3 or 4 miles northwest, died the 23rd. Funeral was at Weston Chapel Sunday. He was one of the first settlers in this part of the state. ^ 5-29-1879
Emerick John W, aged 64 years 6 months and 23 days, died of paralysis at his residence near Weston Chapel. He was born in Johnstown, Licking County, Ohio, April 29, 1833, his parents being of German extraction on the paternal and Irish on the maternal side. He stayed under the parental roof until about 19 years of age when he caught a severe attack of California gold fever, which wafted him about March 18, 1852 on the overland route to the golden Eldorado. After 4 years of laborious work in the gold fields he saved enough to warrant his return to his native state and secure himself a home, this time taking the water route to New York City, going from there by rail to Mohican Twp, Ashland County, O. to which place his parents had moved during his absence. After a short stay, he came to Noble County April 15, 1858. He married Phenire Smith of Wayne Twp on Nov. 3, 1860. They had 10 daughters and 4 sons, all living and present the day the father was laid to rest, excepting Albert and Sumner, their 5th and 11th children who preceded the father in death, the first named aged one year and 9 months, the second, 7 years and 9 months. He started with his helpmate on the present site of his farm, then a forest clad plateau, in fact, nothing but a wilderness to carve out a home and the "little log cabin" on the banks of the diminutive Elkhart is vivid in the eyes of many present on the day of interment. On May 29, 1893 he, accompanied by his wife and some friends, made his second trip to the Pacific slope, again visiting his old camping grounds of 1852. He was a director of the Eastern Indiana Agricultural Fair Association. Funeral was held from Trinity Church on Nov. 24. Burial, Weston Chapel Cemetery. He leaves a wife, 10 daughters, 2 sons, 7 sons-in-law, 19 grandchildren, one brother and 5 sisters. ^ 12-3-1897
Emerick Joseph, 46, who lived about 4 miles north of this place on the Old Plank Road, died last Tuesday of pneumonia. ^ 3-25-1880 The funeral was held at Weston Chapel. ^ 4-1-1880
Emerick Norma J, 82, of Kendallville died Oct. 4, 2012in Lutheran Life Villages, Kendallville. She had worked at King-Seeley in Kendallville, International Harvester in Fort Wayne, Fine Wire in South Milford and on the family farm. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Corunna, and VFW Post 2749 Auxiliary, Kendallville.& She was born April 10, 1930, in Kendallville to Albert and Martha (DeLancey) Hampshire. She was first married to Herman Lehman. On January 22, 2002, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, she married R. Stan Emerick. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Nola Jean and Roger Farney of Garrett; 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Herman Mark and Susan Lehman of Kendallville and Bart Allen and Julie Lehman of LaGrange; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and a brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Tina Hampshire of Angola. She was preceded in death by twin daughters, Terry Jo Lehman and Sherry Lea Lehman who died at birth; and her husband, R. Stan Emerick on April 17, 2008. Funeral Oct. 9 in Young Family Funeral Home.  Burial, Lake View Cemetery. 10-7-2012
Emerick Opal, 84, died March 12, 2004 at the Hickory Creek Nursing Home in Kendallville. She had worked as a cashier at the Ames Store in Kendallville and the K-Mart in Angola for many years. She was born July 1, 1919 in Kimmell to Verl and Lura (Kesling) Strouse. She married George "Jock" Emerick on May 29, 1949 in Hernando, Miss. He died Nov. 11, 1992. Surviving are 2 sons and a daughter-in-law, Jesse Yates of Rome City and Randy and Linda Emerick of Angola; a daughter and son-in-law, Robin and Rick Godsey of Albion; 5 grandchildren, Tammy Converset, Tina Yates, Teri Feller, Brian and Stacy Emerick. Services Monday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 3-14-2004
Emerick Patty J, 83, of Cromwell, died September 1, 2013 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She was born July 7, 1930 in Elkhart, to Thomas and Myrtle (McMann) Salmon. She married Warren P. Halsey on July 18, 1949. He died in 1954. She married Russell E. Emerick on May 5, 1967. He died in 1995. She is survived by her children, Warren (Martha Halsey of Ligonier, and Marsha Thompson of Cromwell; 9 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren and a half-brother Thomas Salmon. She was preceded in death by a son, Daniel Halsey; a grandson, Scott Warren Halsey; and 2 half-sisters, Betty Nolan and Mae Drake. She was a waitress at the Beacon in Kimmell and Weatherhead in Syracuse. She attended Ligonier Methodist Church, the Crosswalk. Memorial service, September 8, 2013 at the Crosswalk at Ligonier United Methodist Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 9-3-2013
Emerick Phenire, 66, widow of the late J. W. Emerick, died Wednesday. She had lived nearly all of her life in the community in which she died. She was born in Trinity County, Ohio and moved with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Josiah Smith, to this county in 1848. She married John W. Emerick and they had 14 children, 2 of them, Albert and Sumner, died when young. The remaining are Cecil who lives on the home place, Rex a law student at Ann Arbor, Mich., Mrs. William Ackerman, Mrs. Frank Chamberlain, Mrs. George Harp, Mrs. Frank McCullough, Mrs. Homer Barker, Mrs. Herman Hanas, Mrs. George Miller, Mrs. Orrin Case, Mrs. Worthy Stroman and Mrs. David Milburn, all of whom live in the immediate neighborhood of their childhood home. Funeral will be Friday at Trinity Church. Burial, Weston Cemetery. ^ 3-23-1910 She was born in Seneca County, O. on Oct. 24, 1848. She was married Nov. 3, 1859. She was a member of OES at Kendallville and Rebekah Lodge at South Milford. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Zopher Case of Woodruff, and one brother who lives in Oregon. ^ 3-29-1910
Emerick R Stan, 86, of Syracuse, died April 17, 2008 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He had been with the Emerick & Diggins Law Firm since 1950. He graduated from Wabash College and the University of Michigan. He served in the U.S. Navy during WW II. He served as the Kendallville city attorney for 8 years, Noble County attorney for 4 years and served on the Kendallville Library Board for 15 years. He was a member of the VFW Post 1749 American Legion Post 86, Kendallville Elks and Eagles lodges. He was born June 26, 1921 in Kendallville to Rex S. and Clara L. (Lemmon) Emerick. He married Catherine B. Curie on March 17, 1947. She died Sept. 26, 1987. On Jan. 22, 2002 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., he married Norma J. (Hampshire) Lehman. Surviving are his wife; a son, Rex S. Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla.; a grandson, Dustin Emerick of Jacksonville and 3 stepchildren. Services Saturday at Young Family Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 4-18-2008
Emerick Rex S, 60, Kendallville attorney, died today in McCray Hospital after he was stricken with a heart attack in his law office here. Graduating from the University of Michigan Law School in 1910 after attending St. Mary’s Academy in Dayton, Ohio, he practiced a year in Warsaw before opening his office in Kendallville in 1912. He was president of the Noble County Bar Association and worked tirelessly as a member of the Noble County Ration Board. Born north of Kendallville March 6, 1886, he was a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Emerick. He married Clara Lemmon in 1913. Surviving are the wife and one son, Stan; one brother, Cecil of Fort Wayne; and eight sisters, Mrs. Martha Milbourn, South Milford, Mrs. Catherine Hanes, Kendallville, Mrs. Homer Baker, Mrs. Inez McCollough and Mrs. Frances Harp, all near Kendallville, Mrs. Mary Henke, Holly Hill, Fla., Mrs. Belle McIntyre, Ligonier, and Mrs. Worthy Stroman, Helmer. Funeral Thursday at First Methodist Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 4-1-1946
Emerick Samson T of Wayne Twp died last night at his home in his 82nd year. Last fall he was bitten by a rat and blood poison set in, from the effects of which he never fully recovered. He was a pioneer of the township, coming here with his parents from Ohio when he was a boy. He leaves his wife; 3 sons, John, Joshua S. and Sylvester, the latter living at Churubusco; and 3 daughters, Mrs. Ella Marshall, Mrs. Jennie Stout and Mrs. Rachel Snowball, the latter living in Michigan. Funeral Sunday at the house. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^6-25-1909
Emerick Sarah, born at Richland County, O. near Perrysville July 12, 1818; died at the residence of her daughter, Mary Jane Boyer, June 12, aged 88 years and 11 months. She was married to George Emerick May 4, 1839 and moved to Ashland County, O. In 1851 they moved to DeKalb County, Ind. where they resided for a number of years, the husband dying Oct. 13, 1888. They are survived by one son, P. A., of Toledo; and 2 daughters, Mrs. L. Wiltrout and Mary Jane Boyer. Funeral was at 221 N. East St. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 6-20-1907
Emerick Sumner J, son of J. W. Emerick, died Dec. 24, 1884, aged 7 years, 9 months and 2 days. Funeral in the church in the Weston neighborhood Dec. 26. ^ 1-2-1885
Emerick Thais E, 65, of Kendallville, died Saturday in McCray Hospital of an apparent heart attack. She was born in Sturgis, Mich. January 24, 1918, the daughter of Clarence and Emma (Weiderman) Jones. She married Perry Tasker October 25, 1942, and he died in 1950. She then married Clifford E. Emerick, who died in 1965. She moved to the area 30 years ago from Fremont and was a 50-year employee of McCray Hospital, retiring in 1981. Surviving are two daughters, Patricia A. Frick, R. 2, Kendallville, Mrs. Don (Violet) Overmeyer of Marquette, Mich.; a son, Gregory C., Kendallville; a sister, Mrs. Sam (Mary) Waters of Sturgis; and seven grandchildren. Also preceding her in death were a brother and a sister. Services Wednesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Lawn Cemetery, Sturgis. ~ 4-21-1983 + 4-16-1983
Emerick Virgil L, 67, was pronounced dead on arrival at McCray Hospital Saturday. He was a lifetime area resident and employed by a refrigeration firm. He was born Oct. 9, 1908 in Noble County to Isaiah and Dora I. (Bowman) Emerick. He married Birdena Myers July 31, 1930 in Topeka and she died Nov. 16, 1971. One daughter also preceded him in death. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Olaf (Judy) Conley, Avilla; three sons, Donald, Kendallville, Robert, Vermilion, Ohio, and James, LaGrange; one brother, Dale E., South Milford; and eight grandchildren. Services Tuesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. ~ 1-22-1976 + 1-?-1976
Emerick Warren Nathan, 62, of Kendallville and a former resident of Avilla, died March 7, in the Veterans Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was a WW I veteran and a member of the Masonic Lodge at Canfield, Ohio. His wife, the former Berniece Harvey, died in 1946. Surviving are a brother, Walter and a sister, Mrs. Vern Likes, both of Kendallville. Services in Kendallville Thursday. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ~ 3-10-1955
Emerson Allen Mansfield, 96, of Rome City, died June 10 in Sacred Heart Home. He was born in Steuben County Nov. 6, 1899 to Albert and Jesse (Mansfield) Emerson. On Aug. 19, 1932 in Petoskey, Mich. he married Thelma Myers. She died June 13, 1986. Surviving are a son, Lawrence of Rome City; 2 daughters, Jean (Mrs. William) Hawes, Skokie, Ill., and Joyce (Mrs. Clifton) Burton of Bayfield, Col.; a brother, John D. of Avilla; 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Margaret Butler and Louise Imus; a brother, James; and a grandson, David Emerson. Funeral June 14 in Rome City United Methodist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ~ 6-20-1996
Emerson Claude Willett was born in Kendallville Nov. 30, 1875. He was educated in the public schools of our city. For a number of years he worked at the McCray Refrigerator factory that he might help to support his grandmother, whose devotion and care for him had been so marked. He died Aug. 11 at his uncle’s residence on Diamond St. where funeral took place Saturday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 8-26-1898
Emerson David died Sunday at Cameron Hospital, Angola, about nine hours after his birth. Surviving are his parents, Lawrence and Sue Ann (Stump) Emerson, R. 1, Rome City; a sister, Laura Ann 8, a brother, Robert Emmons 5, both at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Stump, R. 4, Albion, and Mr. and Mrs. Allen Emerson, Rome City. Graveside services today at Orange Cemetery. + 12-?-1975
Emerson Jack, 65, 1004 Moyer St., died of a heart attack Thursday in the Airport Hilton Hotel, Indianapolis. He was attending the Indiana Postmasters Convention. He was born July 9, 1910 in Steuben County to Abijah and Clara (Spears) Emerson. He married Sue C. Hawkins July 1, 1932 in Valparaiso. He was a 57-year Kendallville resident who moved here from Steuben County. He was Kendallville postmaster since Dec. 1963. He previously worked 12 years for Hubbard Spool, Garrett. He was a member of First Christian Church, Indiana Chapter of National Association of Postmasters, Lions Club, Elks Lodge 1194, Masonic Lodge 276, Kendallville Chamber of Commerce and veteran of WW II. One sister preceded him in death. Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Darol (Karen) Stroman, Kendallville; three sisters, Mrs. Mabel Greeno, Fla., Mrs. Gladys Franke, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Marjorie Gardner, Kendallville; one brother, Ned, Fla.; and three grandchildren. Funeral Saturday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-?-1976
Emerson John was born May 2, 1821 in Richland County, O. When about 15 years of age he came with his father’s family to Steuben County, Ind. March 6, 1846 he married Susan M. Bodley. They remained on the farm until 1865 when they came to Kendallville, uniting by letter with the Presbyterian Church April 1, 1865. On Feb. 3, 1884 he was installed as elder in the church. During the last fifteen years of his life he was in the grocery business. He died Sept. 15, 1893 at the age of 72 years and 4 months. Funeral took place in Presbyterian Church Sept. 18, 1893. All the stores and banks closed during the hour of the service. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-15-1894 ^ 9-22-1893
Emerson Joseph M, 32, of Rome City, died  Nov. 26, 2011 in Parkview Noble Hospital.  He graduated from East Noble High School in 1998. He was a 2002 graduate of Ball State Honors College in Muncie. Joe lived and worked in Los Angeles for four years and returned to Rome City to work on the family farm. He was born Oct. 27, 1979, in Angola to Lawrence E. and Sue Ann (Stump) Emerson. Surviving are his parents; a sister and brother-in-law, Laura and Bruce Slusher of Swanton, Ohio; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert Emerson and Anne-Marie Monty of Carmel. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Allen and Thelma (Myers) Emerson and Raymond and Mary Kathryn (Mahnesmith) Stump; and an infant brother, David Emerson, in 1975. Memorial service Nov. 30 in the Rome City United Methodist Church. Burial later in Orange Cemetery. ^ 11-28-2011
Emerson Margaret died at the residence of her daughter in Michigan last week. Her remains were brought to this place on Saturday and the funeral took place at the Presbyterian Church on Sunday. ^ 9-4-1885
Emerson Ralph Waldo was born Aug. 3, 1846 in Richland County, O., and was one of six children. When 19 years old, in Feb. 1865, he enlisted in the army. He spent seven months in the service in the Shenandoah Valley and was mustered out Aug. 30, 1865. He was married twice, a son by the first marriage surviving him. Sept. 29, 1881 he was married to Miss Ida C. Martin, who with a little daughter nearly two years old remain. He was a Kendallville businessman. He died from an accident March 22 in the 47th year of his age. Funeral at Presbyterian Church March 24. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-22-1893 ^ 3-31-1893
Emerson Sophronia, 78, relict of Avery Emerson, died in this city on March 19. She was born in Mass. Feb. 25, 1799, but removed at an early age to the state of New York where she was married, and in 1819 emigrated with her husband to Richland County, Ohio where he cleared up with his own hands a farm on the then almost unbroken wilderness. In the fall of 1836 she again removed with her husband and family to this state and settled in Salem Twp in Steuben County. In 1858 she removed to Angola, and in the early part of 1864 came to Kendallville where her husband died in the fall of the same year. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. She was the mother of 10 children, 8 of whom are still living. ^ 3-21-1877
Emerson Susan C, 88, of Kendallville, died July 15 in Provena Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. She was born Jan. 5, 1911 in Kendallville to Ray and Lulu (Canfield) Hawkins. On July 1, 1932 in Valparaiso she married Jack Emerson, who was Kendallville postmaster from 1963 until his death June 24, 1976. A lifetime Kendallville resident, she was a member of First Christian Church and former member of Beta Associate Chapter of Tri Kappa and Democrat Women’s Club. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Karen M. and Darol Stroman of Kendallville; a sister, AmyLu Hawkins of Kendallville; a brother, Edwin W. of Kansas City, Mo.; 3 grandchildren, Scott D. Stroman of London, U.K.; Dr. Steve Stroman of Green Bay, Wis., and Mrs. Jim (Kimberly) Williams of Kendallville; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Hubert; and a sister, Marjorie McCall. Funeral in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 7-29-1999
Emerson Susan M, daughter of William and Sally Bodley, was born in Richland County, O., Jan. 7, 1823; died in Angola, Ind. June 5, aged 76 years 4 months 29 days. She was the eldest daughter and one of 13 children, all of whom grew to adulthood. The first death in the family was when her brother, Lt. Thomas Bodley of Co. D. 74th Ind. Regiment, fell in the first battle at Chickamauga in 1863 and died of his wounds the following day. Three of the brothers and 5 sisters are yet living. About 1844 she was married to John Emerson and for some years after lived with her husband on a farm in Salem Twp, this county. Subsequently they moved to Kendallville where they resided for about 35 years, Mr. Emerson being engaged in the grocery trade there, and where he died Sept. 15, 1893. They left no children. Brief prayer services were conducted at the Emerson home on South St. and the remains were taken on the morning train to Kendallville where they were interred beside those of her husband. ^ 6-16-1899
Emerson Thelma A, 77, R. 1, Rome City, died today at McCray Hospital. She was born Nov. 7, 1908 in Franklin Twp, DeKalb County, to Thomas and Minnie May (Lautzenhiser) Myers. She married Allen M. Emerson on Aug. 19, 1932 at Waloon Lake, Mich. She moved to Rome City from Albion in 1945, having graduated from Hamilton High School in 1926 and Indiana University in 1930. She was a retired teacher, having taught 16 years in the Rome City/East Noble system. She was a member of Rome City United Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. William E. (Jean) Hawes of Skokie, Ill, and Mrs. Clifton A. (Joyce) Burton, Houston, Texas; a son, Lawrence E., Rome City; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. A brother preceded her in death. Services Sunday at Rome City United Methodist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 6-13-1986
Emerson Winifred A, infant daughter of William and Addie Emerson, aged 2 months and 4 days, died on the 22nd . Funeral at the residence on the 23rd. ^ 9-28-1888
Emery Maxwell, 81, of Ligonier, died July 4 at the VA Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born June 2, 1894 in Ligonier, the son of Oscar P. and Margaret Eleanor (Maxwell) Emery. In 1919 he was married to Edna Stroup and they spent most of their lives in the Ligonier area. She preceded him in death. He spent his life as a musician and played the string bass for the Bill Cochran Band in the Ligonier area and also directed the high school band at Cromwell. He served in the Army during WW I. He was a member of Ligonier Presbyterian Church, American Legion Post 243, Elks and Eagles Lodges. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Betty Lou) Berra of Phoenix, Ariz.; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Farrell (Mayme) Ott of Ligonier. One sister, Mrs. Curtis (Adella) Hire preceded him in death. Services July 6 at Werker Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 7-?-1975
Emge John P, 86, died Wednesday in VA Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born Jan. 12, 1903, the son of John and Mary (Miller) Emge. He had lived most of his life in the area and was a retired farmer and Army veteran of WW II. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Ege, 40&8 No. 1427 of Whitley County, and Churubusco American Legion. Surviving are a sister, Mildred Konger of LaOtto. Services Saturday in Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, Ege Cemetery. ~ 11-14-1989 + 11-9-1989
Emge Paul W, 78, a native of Chalmers, Ind., was born June 8, 1897 to John and Mary (Miller) Emge. He was a retired cattle trucker and farmer and had lived in the Ege community until two years ago. He died August 20 in Sacred Heart Home. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Clarence Konger, R. 1, LaOtto; and three brothers, Carl, Churubusco, Rinehart and John, both of R. 2, Avilla. Mass Saturday in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at Ege. Burial, Ege Cemetery. ~ 8-28-1975 + 8-?-1895
Emge Rinehart, 82, R. 2, Avilla, died Dec. 22 in McCray Hospital. He was born Jan. 5, 1895 in Chalmers, the son of John and Mary (Miller) Emge. A retired farmer, he had lived in the Ege community until 1970 when he moved to the Avilla address. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Ege, and a WW I veteran. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Clarence (Mildred) Konger, R. 1, LaOtto; and two brothers, Carl, Churubusco, and John, R. 2, Avilla. Services Dec. 27 at the church in Ege. Burial, Ege Cemetery. ~ 1-3-1980 + 12-22-1979
Emick Laura L (Gallup) died at Detroit, Mich. on Nov. 3, aged 80 years, 8 months and 8 days. Funeral was in the M. E. Church, this city, last Monday. She was born March 11, 1807 in Westford, Otsego County, N.Y. She migrated to Indiana in 1841 and united with the M. E. Church. She had 2 children, Mrs. S. Wolff of this city, and Squire Emick residing at Detroit. ^ 11-11-1887
Eminger - Adam Eminger’s granddaughter, who has been afflicted with consumption for some months past, died last Saturday. She was about 14 years of age. Her father, mother and sister died of the same disease within a period of 3 years. ^ 2-26-1886
Eminger Brice Lee, son of Brian Lee and Anita Marie (Weber) Eminger, R. 1, Rome City, was stillborn Monday in McCray Hospital. Survivors include the parents; grandparents, Francis Weber and Mrs. Dorothy Slusher, Rome City, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Eminger, Kendallville; step-great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Pence, Rome City; great-grandmothers, Mrs. Myrtle Weber, Rome City, Mrs. Alice Thomas, Wolcottville, Mrs. Lorene Morgan, Crawfordsville, and Mrs. Lura Eminger, Fort Wayne. Graveside services Thursday in Orange Cemetery. + 9-?-1978
Eminger Emma, 19, died Sept 10. She was the daughter of George Gretsinger and granddaughter of P. C. Isbell. Funeral was at U. B. Church last Sunday. The remains were interred in the new cemetery in this city. ^ 9-16-1880
Eminger Gerald C "Buck", 60, of 522 Mott St., Kendallville, died at his residence Wednesday. Born in Wolcottville April 2, 1919, he was the son of Hyrom and Lura (Wentworth) Eminger. On Oct. 7, 1950 in Fort Wayne he married Maxine Morgan. He had lived in Kendallville 29 years, coming from South Milford. He was a candy machine operator at Kraft Inc., where he had been employed 29 years. He was a veteran of WW II and a member of the Church of God. Surviving are his mother in Fort Wayne; his wife; a daughter, Bronwyn of 112 E. 3rd St., Ligonier; two sons, Brent of R. 1, Angola, and Brian of R. 1, Rome City; two sisters, Mrs. Kathlyn Bak of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Shirley Musselman of R. 1, Rome City; a brother, Robert of Fort Wayne; and two grandchildren. Funeral Saturday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 11-?-1979
Eminger John was born in Cumberland County, Penn. Oct. 21, 1817 and died March 6, aged 81 years, 4 months and 11 days. At the age of 10, he with his parents moved to Stark County, Ohio, remaining there for a number of years, then moving to Richland County, Ohio. There he married Sevilla Rhodes in 1842 and where they resided until 1854 when they moved to LaGrange County, Ind. In the spring of 1865 they moved to Noble County, where he resided until his death. They had 7 children, 2 of whom have preceded him in death. He leaves a wife, 4 sons, one daughter and 10 grandchildren. Funeral at Mt. Pleasant Church Wednesday. ^ 3-10-1899
Eminger Keir Nikole died today at McCray hospital where she was born Sunday. She is the daughter of Brian L. and Anita Marie (Weber) Eminger of Brimfield. Surviving with her parents are a brother Brent Lynn at home; grandparents, Mrs. Gerald (Maxine) Eminger of Kendallville, Francis Weber of Brimfield, and Dorothy Slusher of St. Petersburg, Fla.; great-grandparents, Lorene Morgan of Crawfordsville, Myrtle Weber of Woodruff, and Alice Thomas of LaGrange; step-great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Pence of Rome City. She was preceded in death by a brother. Graveside services Wednesday at Orange Cemetery. + 8-8-1983
Eminger Lura B, 86, Fort Wayne, died Friday at Parkview Hospital. She had resided in Fort Wayne six months, previously living on Riley St. in Kendallville. She was born Oct. 9, 1895 in South Milford to Charles and Emma Wentworth and was married Sept. 7, 1916 in LaGrange to Hyrom Eminger. He died in 1955. She was a former employee of Kendallville Lutheran Home. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Kathlyn Bak of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Dean (Shirley) Musselman of Wawaka; a son, Robert of Fort Wayne; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. A son and three brothers preceded her in death. Services Monday at South Milford United Methodist Church. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. + 3-19-1982
Eminger Nathaniel W, 34, of Fairfax, VA died November 6, 2005 from injuries sustained in a vehicle crash. He had earlier lived in Wawaka. He was born April 1, 1971 in Kendallville. Surviving are his father and stepmother, Craig and Sharon Eminger of LaOtto; his mother and stepfather, Carolyn (Hart) and Gary Frehse of LaGrange; a brother and sister-in-law, Jason and Jennifer Eminger of LaOtto; a half-sister and her husband, Shana and Brett Gaff of LaOtto; grandparents, Robert and Doris Eminger of Fort Wayne. He was a 1989 graduate of West Noble High School and had worked in numerous restaurants and had helped produce a movie filmed in Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by a grandfather, J. L. Hart. Services at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, South Milford Cemetery. ~ 11-17-2005
Eminger Russell L, 7, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Eminger, died Thursday at the Indiana Home for Feeble Minded Youth at Fort Wayne. Besides the parents, one sister, about 5, survives. Funeral Saturday from the home at Brimfield. Burial, Osborne Cemetery. + 7-?-1926
Eminger Sevilla nee Rhodes was born in Stark County, Ohio June 12, 1820; died in Kendallville April 9 at the age of 83 years 10 months 3 days. She married John Eminger in 1842. They moved from Ohio to this state in 1854, locating in LaGrange County, where they resided until 1865 when they moved to Noble County where they resided since. The husband died a few years ago. They had seven children, 5 of whom survive, 4 sons and one daughter. She was a member of the German Reformed Lutheran Church. Ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive. Funeral from the home of her daughter April 12. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ^ 4-22-1904
Eminger William, 81, Brimfield, died Tuesday in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in Noble County Aug. 9, 1892. He was a retired factory worker. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Gaynelle (Beatrice) Cary, LaGrange, and Mrs. Margaret Able Refner, Brimfield; one sister, Mrs. Alla Hoot, Huntertown; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services Friday in Brimfield Methodist Church. Burial, Orange Cemetery. + 6-?-1974
Emmert Minnie, 60, R. 1, Rome City, died Monday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne from cancer. Born June 27, 1912 in Noble County, she spent her entire life in Elkhart Twp. She was married Sept. 1, 1934 in Wawaka to Arthur Emmert. Surviving are her husband; two sons, William R. 1, Albion, and John, R. 3, Ligonier; three daughters, Mrs. Roger (Pat) Franke, R. 1, Wolcottville, Mrs. Herb (Fancheon) Resler, R. 2, Goshen, and Mrs. Robert (Sandy) Riegsecker, R. 7, Goshen; 10 grandchildren; and a brother, Sol Fulford, Wawaka. Funeral Thursday in Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Topeka, where she was a member. Burial, church cemetery. + 2-?-1973
Emmet Matilda McPhadden was born in Richland Township, Fairfield County, Ohio. She united with the Methodist Episcopal Church at an early age. In 1846 she married John Gump. They had 6 daughters, all of whom are living, except one. On May 5, 1860 her compantion died. In 1862 she married George Emmet and they had 4 daughters and one son, of whom 3 daughters survive. Again in 1890 she was left a widow. She was a good standing member of the U.B. Church at the time of her death. After having lived through 77 years, 9 months and 26 days, she died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William H. Loy, on Sep. 18, 1904. Funeral was held from the Salem Methodist Church Sept. 20. Ligonier Leader 9-29-1904 Contributed by Judy Richter
Emmit Samuel died at his home six miles north of Kendallville near Tamarack Jan. 22. Death came suddenly as he was apparently in his usual health when he went out to feed the hogs. Becoming faint, however, he walked back to the house and sat down in a chair and without being able to speak a word, died. Heart trouble was the cause of death. He was one of the pioneers of the county and was a veteran soldier. A widow and 8 children survive, three of whom are daughters, Mrs. Thomas of California, Mrs. Grit of Goshen and Mrs. Wysong of Cosperville. Of the five boys, Taylor and George are in Goshen, Louis in Ligonier, and Sam and Wesley at home. Wolcottville undertakers had charge of the burial. ^ 1-30-1908
Emmitt Roy, 69, Luck, Wis., died Sunday in Wisconsin Hospital, Luck. He was born June 19, 1903 in Noble County to Charles and Viola (Prough) Emmitt. He married Ruby Leas. He moved to Wisconsin four years ago from Goshen. He retired four years ago from NYC Railroad. Surviving are the wife; three daughters, Mrs. Carlyle Wise, Battle Creek, Mich., Mrs. Harold Anderson, Kendallville, and Mrs. Clyde Kulp, Bristol; two sons, Charles, Birmingham, Mich., and Tim, Hazel Crest, Ill.; five sisters, Mrs. Dean Bobeck, Ligonier, Mrs. Melvin Faust, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Charles Moser, Dallas Lake, Mrs. Fritz Waters, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Ray Bowman, Port Ritchie, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday at Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 8-?-1972
Emrich Clyde W, 92, of R. 2, Albion, died Monday at his residence. He was born June 21, 1895 in Allen County, the son of Charles and Luella (Barton) Emrich. On Dec. 26, 1916 in Coldwater, Mich., he married Edna Stacy, who died in 1976. He moved from Fort Wayne to the Albion area in 1961 and was a retired wire enameler for Rea Magnet Wire in Fort Wayne. He was a member of Fort Wayne Eagles Lodge No. 248. Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Derry (Mary Jane) Rowley of Columbus, Ohio; two sons, William of Fort Wayne, and Robert of Orlando, Fla.; five grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Services Friday in Orr Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Huntertown Cemetery. + 2-16-1987
Emrich Kathryn M, 92, of Huntertown, died May 8, 2006 at her home. She was born February 27, 1914 near LaOtto to Murvin C. and Maude B. (Drake) Freeman. She married Clifford Emrich on February 1, 1936 in Pierceton. He died October 15, 2000. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and John Pendergast of Freeland, Wash.; a son and daughter-in-law, James A. and Karen Emrich of Huntertown; 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. A homemaker, she had worked in the cafeteria at Huntertown School and at L. S. Ayres in Fort Wayne. She was a member of Churubusco OES. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Vuirl Christensen and Margaret DeWitt; and 2 brothers, Ray and Don Freeman. ~ 5-18-2006
Emrick Beverly E, 76, died March 2, 2007 at her home in Churubusco. She had been the payroll supervisor at McCray Refrigeration in Kendallville for 27 years, retiring in 1973. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Kendallville. She was born April 11, 1925 in Kendallville to Orea and Alice (Jones) Mulholland. She graduated from Kendallville High School in 1943. She married Emerson M. Emrick on June 12, 1945. Surviving are her husband; a brother, Orea "Tony" Mulholland of Kendallville. She was preceded in death by a sister, Oliva Campbell. No services. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 3-3-2002
Emrick Douglas B, 68, of Avilla, died May 10, 2011, in his residence. He graduated from Salem Center High School in 1961. He was a machinist at Morr Pattern and Tool in Kendallville and retired from Pease Windamatic in Huntertown. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville. He was born January 16, 1943, in Kendallville to Toellner and Thelma (Ewell) Emrick. On December 21, 1963, at Zion Lutheran Church in DeKalb County he married Sandra D. Smith. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Monica Duehmig of Kendallville and Michelle (Ed) Keil of Huntertown; 5 grandchildren, Justin Liedel, Hillary (Jason) Kline, Kyle Duehmig, Kelsie Duehmig, and Drew Keil; a great-grandson, William Kline; 2 sisters, Marilyn Kreig of Fort Wayne and Judy Cooley of Ligonier; and a brother, David (Anna) Emrick of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Funeral May 13 in Young Family Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^5-11-2011
Emrick Emerson M, 82, died July 23, 2002 at home. He was a plant manager at Bowser, Inc., Fort Wayne, for 21 years and retired in 1980 as a supervisor at Dana Corp. in Churubusco after 17 years. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Kendallville. He was born to Noah and Lulu (Dillman) Emrick Dec. 23, 1919 in Helmer. He married Beverly Mulholland June 12, 1945 in Kendallville. She died March 2, 2002. A brother, Ora, and a sister, Elizabeth Clark also preceded him in death. Private graveside services Friday at Lake View Cemetery. ^ 7-24-2002
Emrick Gilbert, 76, of Hamilton, died today in Betz Nursing Home, Auburn. He was born Dec. 25, 1911 in Fairhope, Pa., the son of Lafayette and Emma (Johnson) Emrick. He was a retired employee of the Wabash Railroad and a member of Hamilton Fish & Game Club and Moose Lodge No. 566 Auburn. His wife, Dorothy, died in 1986. Surviving are three daughters, Nancy Gunter of Hamilton, Margo Taylor of Hudson, and Cathy Alexander of Angola; two stepdaughters, Betty Bry of Auburn, and Helen Smith of Kendallville; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services Saturday in Wilson Funeral Home, Hamilton. Burial, Wright Cemetery, Helmer. + 4-7-1988
Emrick John G, 81, R. 4, Albion, died Tuesday at his home on Upper Long Lake southwest of Albion. He had worked in the yard and carried out usual activities during the day. Born July 4, 1888 in Allen County, he was the son of Judson and Nellie Weaver Emrick. On May 10, 1914, he was married to Donnie Dishion in Arkansas. He was a retired General Electric employee having completed 30 years service. He was a member of Christian Chapel. Surviving are the wife; three sons, Judson, Orval of Sanford, Fla., Earl J. of Wabash; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Helen) Angel, and Mrs. Bernard (Frances) Kissinger, Fort Wayne; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Arthur and Murray of Auburn, and Roy of Fort Wayne; and five sisters, Mrs. Grace Bishion, Brooklyn, Mrs. Mae Beck, Auburn, Mrs. Maude Shookman, Wolcottville, Mrs. Pearl Kile, Franklin, N.C., and Mrs. Katherine Welker, St. Petersburg, Fla. Funeral Friday in Merriam Chapel. Burial, church cemetery. + 5-?-1970
Emrick Melody Joy, 49, died April 10, 2007 from renal cell kidney cancer. She was born March 3, 1958 in Garrett to David L. Emrick and Ellen J. (Ritter) Miller. She had been a member of the First Baptist Church in Kendallville and moved to Sebring, Fla. in 1998. She had been general merchandise manager at Winn Dixie Supermarket in Avon Park, Fla. Surviving are her mother, Ellen Miller of Sebring; her father and stepmother, David and Anna Emrick of Rio Rancho, N.M.; a daughter and son-in-law, Stacey and Earl Leas of Butler; a son and his companion, Joshua Zimmerman and Amelia Isham of Kiel, Wis.; 7 grandchildren, Mylers, Travis, Jacob and Haley Leas and Abigail, Madason and Logan Zimmerman; a sister and brother-in-law, Shelly and Ed "Pork" Waldron of Albion; 2 brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Georgia Emrick of Carrollton, Texas, and Steve and Rhonda Emrick of Rhone, Texas. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Orval and Lois (Hite) Ritter and Toellner and Thelma Emrick. Services Monday at Young Family Family Funeral Home, Kendallville. ^ 4-14-2007
Emrick Sharon, 63, of Fort Worth, Texas, died June 28, 2005 at her home. She was retired from GM and was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. She was born December 9, 1941 in Albion to Paul Templin and Betty Jane (Grimes) Lawson. Surviving are 3 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, Dean Arlen Terman Jr. of Churubusco, Steven and Ronda Emrick of Rhome, Texas, and David and Georgia Emrick of Corrollton, Texas; a brother and sister-in-law, Anthony and Deana Lawson of Hanna, Wyo.; a sister, Kathy Lawson of Laramie, Wyo.; and 5 grandchildren, Samantha Terman, Crystal Mannebach, Kortni and Heather Emrick and Rosemary Terman. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Paul, Vern and Steven Lawson. Services Tuesday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 7-1-2005
Emrick Thelma Edna, 67, died Friday at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, following a brief illness. She worked for 10 years at Electric Motors & Specialties in Garrett. She lived in Tupelo for the last 18 years. She was born Oct. 31, 1921 in Kendallville to Albert and Dora (Kern) Ewell. On June 27, 1938 she married Toellner D. Emrick in LaGrange. Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Armando (Judy) Cooley, Ligonier, and Marilyn Krieg of Auburn; two sons, David of Ennis, Texas, and Douglas of Kendallville; a sister, Nola Sharar, of Lantana, Fla.; a brother, Warren of LeCanto, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. One grandson, Mark Krieg, preceded her in death. She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Tupelo. Funeral Tuesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home in Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-13-1989
Emrick Toellner D, 71, of Tupelo, Miss., died Friday in North Mississippi Medical Center, Tupelo. He was born in Chicago Nov. 27, 1918 and on June 17, 1938 in LaGrange married Thelma Edna Ewell. She died Jan. 13, 1989. He had lived in Kendallville most of his life before moving to Tupelo 18 years ago. He was a 17-year employee and plant manager at No-Sag in Kendallville, and in management at Super Sagless in Tupelo before retiring in 1977. He was a tool and die maker by trade and a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and VFW in Tupelo. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Armando (Judy) Cooley of Ligonier, and Marilyn Krieg of Auburn; two sons, Douglas of Kendallville, and David of Ennis, Texas; two nephews, Wayne and Charles Emrick of Chicago; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. A grandson, Mark Krieg, who died in 1968, and two brothers preceded him in death. Services Tuesday in Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 8-27-1989
Engel Ann, 32, of R. 1, LaOtto was dead on arrival at Parkview Hospital July 9 after a one-car accident on Ind. 8 in DeKalb County. A former Fort Wayne and New Haven resident, she had been assistant night supervisor at Parkview until June 1. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church at LaOtto. She is survived by her husband Daryl; two daughters, Julie and Jill, and two sons, Todd and Michael, all at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Millard Keck of Oakwood, Ohio; two brothers, Ray Keck of Defiance, Ohio and Larry Keck of Fort Summer, Mo.; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Thomas of Paulding, Ohio. Rites were July 12 at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home at New Haven. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery, Auburn. ~ 7-15-1976 + 7-9-1976
Engel Catherine Wheeler, 77, died at her home in Butler, March 13 following a stroke suffered three weeks ago. She was a former resident of this area. Born May 31, 1879, she was the daughter of the late Jacob R. and Susanna Getz Putt. She was a native of Fairfield Twp, DeKalb County. She and Charles Wheeler were married and he died about 14 years ago. In 1946 she and C. A. Engel were married. Survivors are the husband; a son, Riley, Cleveland, O.; two daughters, Mrs. F. C. Holcomb and Mrs. J. Hollinger, Waterloo; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services Saturday in the Union Church of the Brethren Burial, Sixteen Cemetery. ~ 3-21-1957 + 1957
Engel Todd A, 21, died Jan 15 at his family’s farm in DeKalb County near LaOtto. He was born July 30, 1964 in Fort Wayne, the son of Darryl and Ann (Keck) Engel. His mother preceded him in death. He was an employee of Universal Tool & Stamping, Butler, and a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in LaOtto. Surviving are his father and stepmother, Emily; a brother, Michael, at home; two sisters, Jill of Ashley and Mrs. Jeff (Julie) Jones of Tivoli, N.Y. Graveside services Friday in Woodlawn Cemetery, Auburn. ~ 1-23-1986 + 1-15-1986
Engelbrecht Robert, 87, formerly of Kendallville, died at McCray Hospital Tuesday. Born in DeKalb County March 19, 1897, he was the son of Albert and Anna (Gehring) Engelbrecht. On May 7, 1933 in Chicago he married Bertha Wittenborn. He was a WW I veteran and for 54 years was an owner-operator of Engelbrecht, Hess & Beights service station on E. Dowling St. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and American Legion Post 86. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Elmer (Grace) Newton, Little Long Lake, Kendallville; three grandchildren, Robert Newton, Mick Newton, and Mrs. Jim (Patricia) McNutt, Kendallville; and five great-grandchildren. Six sisters preceded him in death. Services Friday at St. John Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-8-1985
Engelhard Anna S, 86, died Jan. 2 in Garrett Hospital. She lived at 319 S. Cowen St. in Garrett. She was born in Offenbach-am-Glan, Germany, March 14, 1891, the daughter of Lazarus and Sarah Stern. She and Moses Engelhard were married Jan. 23, 1921 in Fort Wayne. He died June 8, 1957. She was a member of Achduth Vesholom Temple, Fort Wayne, Temple Sisterhood, Bnai Brith Women, and Hadassah. Survivors include the children, Caroline and Abner Rosenberg, Garrett, and Frances and Alfred Engelhard, Fort Wayne; two brothers, Herman, Garrett, and Fred, Michigan City; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral at McKee Funeral Home Wednesday. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. + 1-2-1978
Engerman Anna M, 84, a lifetime resident of Avilla, died Saturday in McCray Hospital. She was born Feb. 28, 1886 to William and Lena (Smith) Truelove. In November 1910 she and Charles H. Engerman were married in St. Mary’s Church. Surviving are one son, Ralph, R. 2, Kendallville; one brother, Henry, R. 2, Avilla; five sisters, Mrs. Minnie Blotkamp, Garrett, Mrs. Carl Harvey, R. 3, Kendallville, Mrs. Elizabeth Lemper and the Misses Teresa and Bernice Truelove, R. 2, Avilla; and three grandchildren. Final rites Monday in St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial, St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. ~ 12-31-1970 + 12-?-1970
Engerman Bernadine A, 92, of Kendallville, died Jan. 27, 2012, at Lutheran Life Villages in Kendallville. She was born in Fort Wayne on Jan. 24, 1920, to Anthony B. and Pearl Myrtle (Thatcher) Kocks. She married Ralph Henry Engerman on Oct. 27, 1951, in Fort Wayne. He died in September 1976. She worked at the Wayne Knitting Mill for 16 years and JC Penney in Kendallville for 17 years until it closed. She also worked for many years on the family farms in Noble County. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kendallville. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Lance Harman of Kendallville and Kathy and Mark Englehart of Kendallville; a son and daughter-in-law, John and Janis Engerman of Columbia City; 13 grandchildren, Jason Bolinger, Joel Bolinger, Kent Harman, Heidi Hart, Adam Harman, Tony Harman, Audrey Collins, Sara Church, Beth Hampshire, Jill Engerman, Kevin Engerman, Drew Englehart and Haley Englehart; and 18 great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Bolinger, Jackson Bolinger, Agust Smith, Carter Harman, Payton Hart, Evan Hart, Aiden Harman, Alyssa Harman, Ahryan Harman, Jaylin Collins, Ryan Church, Adian Church, Ava Church, Alexander Hampshire, Eleanor Hampshire, Trenton Sturgis, Kaidyn Sturgis and Korbin Davidson. She was preceded in death by twin grandchildren, Jace and Courtney Englehart; sisters, Evelyn Wafer and Helen Lemish; and one brother, Othmar Kocks. Funeral Mass Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Church, Kendallville.Burial, St. Mary's Cemetery. ^ 1-29-2012
Engerman Charles, 83, died this morning at his home on N. Main Street. He had lived in this community for 74 years, moving to Avilla several years ago after retiring from farming. He was born Feb. 13, 1879 at Pierceton, Indiana, the son of Bernard and Mary Renier Engerman. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He married Anna Truelove Nov. 22, 1910. He is survived by the widow; a son, Ralph; 2 grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Frank Walt. One brother and two sisters preceded him in death. Funeral Saturday at St. Mary’s Church. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. ~ 3-8-1962
Engerman Dora, 80, of Portland, Oregon, died Sept. 15. Her husband, Joseph, died five years ago. Four children survive, Robert, Adel, Richard and Florence. ~ 10-8-1964
Engerman Edward Joseph, 46, of R. R. 1, Big Long Lake, died Monday in the LaGrange County Hospital. Funeral will be Friday in St. Peter’s Catholic Church, of which he is a member. Burial will be in the Catholic Cemetery. A native of Avilla, he lived in Fort Wayne 30 years before moving to Big Long Lake four years ago. A WW II veteran, he was proprietor of the 1919 Grill on Lafayette Street. Surviving are his wife, Martha; two daughters, Anne, with the Women’s Army Corps at Ft. Myers, Va., and Linda, at home; the mother, Mrs. Anna G. Engerman, R. R. 5, Leesburg Road; three sisters, Mrs. John Randolph, Palatine, Ill.; Mrs. Lucille Fields and Mrs. Rosamond Kern, both of R. R. 5, Leesburg Road, and two brothers, Francis B. and Urban, Fort Wayne. ~ 5-4-1961
Engerman Joseph, 78, a former resident, died August 20, in Portland, Oregon. Survivors are the wife; two sons, Robert and Richard; two daughters, Adele and Florence; two brothers, Charles, Avilla, and William, Arcola; and a sister, Mrs. Frank Walt, Avilla. One sister preceded him in death. ~ 8-27-1959
Engerman Mary, 81, a resident of Swan Twp for 41 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Walt, May 12, 1929. She was born in Stark County, Ohio, Feb. 14, 1848 in the coal mine district. At an early age she married Bernard Engerman. They resided on a farm near Warsaw, living together only thirteen years when her husband died and left her with five small children, after which she moved on a farm in Swan Twp and managed her own business until she broke down in health. She is survived by five children, William and Caroline (Mrs. Alfred Ness) of Fort Wayne, Joseph of Portland, Ore., Charles and Anna of this place; eighteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She has always been a member of the Catholic Church. Funeral at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Burial, Catholic Cemetery ~ 5-16 & 5-23-1929 + 5-?-1929
Engerman Ralph Henry, 61, died Friday at McCray Hospital. He lived at R. 1, Cree Lake. He was born in Avilla March 1, 1915 to Charles and Anna Engerman and married Bernadine Kocks in Fort Wayne in 1951. She survives. He was a member of the Moose and Eagles Lodges, the Immaculate Conception Church and retired from Newnam Foundry in 1973. Other survivors are two daughters, Mary Lou Bolinger, Avilla; and Kathy, at home; one son, John, Kendallville; and one grandchild. Services Monday at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial, St. Mary’s Cemetery. ~ 9-30-1976 + 9-?-1976
Engerman William J, 85, R. R. 5, Fort Wayne, died Tuesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Born in Kosciusko County, he moved to Fort Wayne in 1926. He also spent part of his life in Noble County. He was formerly employed as a guard at the International Harvester Co., and since his retirement in 1946, he has been farming. He belonged to St. Patrick Catholic Church, Arcola. His wife, Anna, survives along with three daughters, Mrs. John Randolph, Chicago; Mrs. Lucille Field and Mrs. Rosamond Kern, both of Fort Wayne; three sons, Francis B. and Urban, both of Fort Wayne, and Edward J., Big Long Lake; a brother Charles, Avilla; a sister, Mrs. Frank Walt, Avilla, and eight grandchildren. The funeral will be Friday at St. Patrick Church, Arcola. Burial, Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. ~ 4-6-1961
England Homer, 50, died Friday at Goshen General Hospital. He was a truck driver for Veada Industries, New Paris. Surviving are his wife, Beverly; three daughters, Angie at home, Susie Tyner of Cromwell, and Rebecca of Albion; three sons, Jeffrey and Kenneth of Ligonier, and Homer B. of Syracuse; two sisters; three brothers; and five grandchildren. Services Tuesday in Silver Lake Pentecostal Church of (clipping cut off) + 10-21-1988
Engle Adam was born December 26, 1836 in Morrow County, Ohio. He died July 6, 1928 at his home in Noble County, having attained the age of nine-one years, six months and ten days. At the age of 14 he came with his parents to Noble County and resided here the remainder of his life. On November 2, 1862, he married Mahala Prouty. They had two children, Marshall J. and Mrs. Ina E. Glass, both of whom survive. There are also two grandchildren, Mrs. Frances Krieger and Clifton Engle, and one great-grandchild, Wayne G. Krieger. In 1877, he united with the Summit Methodist Episcopal Church. The funeral was held from the Rehoboth Church Sunday and burial in the church cemetery. ~ 7-12-1928 + 7-6-1928
Engle Albert, son of Jesse and Sarah Engle, died at the residence of the parents near Avilla on Oct. 1, 1874 of congestion of the brain, aged 4 months and 28 days. Albion New Era 4-1-1875
Engle Andrew was born in Hocking County, O. Feb. 6, 1822; died Nov. 30, 1898 age 76 years 9 months 22 days. Settled in 1832. ^ 6-9-1899
Engle Anna R of Perry Twp died June 9, 1892. ~ 6-8-1893 She was born in Wood County, Va. March 10, 1819; came to Noble County with her brothers, John and Jacob Conrad, who at that time were young men, and kept house for them for several years. In Nov. 1847 she married Andrew Engle, one of the earliest of the settlers of the county, having come here in 1831, and who with 4 sons and one daughter survives her. She lived in Perry Twp during all the time since she came here. Two brothers, Jacob and Adam Conrad of Elkhart, and one sister, Mrs. Henderson of Albion, are left. ^ 6-9-1893
Engle Carl C, 73, of R. 1, Avilla, died at the Sacred Heart Hospital. He was born in Jefferson Twp December 27, 1885 to Amos and Mary Engle and had farmed in the community all his life. He is survived by two sons, Dallas of Howe, Ind., and Glenn of Bristol; one daughter, Faye Weaver of Mishawaka; one brother, Eldon of Avilla; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The body was removed to the Rehoboth Church where services were held Tuesday. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. ~ 1-1-1959 + 12-?-1958
Engle Caroline, daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Spaulden McMann, was born in Sparta Twp Sept. 1, 1866. On Sept. 20, 1885 she married Cleborn Engle of Ligonier. To this union were born 2 sons, Sheldon of Mishawaka and Wilburn who died 16 years ago. For some years they resided on a York Twp farm, and during the last 18 years, in Mishawaka. She passed to the higher ground on April 22. Funeral services April 25 in the family home in Mishawaka. Ligonier Leader 4-26-1922 Contributed by Judy Richter
Engle Clifton T, 74, South Bend, died Friday of an apparent heart attack. He was born Sept. 4, 1896 in Noble County. He was married to Lela Eckels, who survives. Funeral this morning in Hollis Funeral Home. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 1-1-1971
Engle Dale, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elden Engle residing southeast of Albion in Green Twp, was fatally injured Thursday when he was struck by a light truck at a cross roads while riding on his bicycle. The accident occurred within one-half miles of his home. The boy failed to stop before entering on the road from a side road. Marks on the road showed that he had applied the brakes on his bicycle. The front wheel of the bicycle skidded into the path of the machine. The son of Elden and Myra Engle, he was born in Jefferson Twp, May 9, 1916 and died Sept. 3, 1931, aged 15 years, three months and 24 days. He is survived by his father; mother; three sisters, Mrs. Malee Halferty, Albion, Lois and Lora; two brothers, Ray and Woodward; three grandparents. Funeral at Rehoboth Church Sunday. Burial, church cemetery. + 9-?-1931
Engle Dale A, 91, of Columbia City, died September 22, 2012, at his home. Born May 2, 1921, in Washington Township, Noble County, he was the son of Haskel A. and Esther R. (Piper) Engle. He graduated from Wolf Lake High School with the class of 1941. His first marriage was to Norma Fowler-Schroeder on September 24, 1950, and his second marriage was to Elizabeth J. Coon on March 10, 1984. For 38 years he worked at Dana Weatherhead retiring in 1986. He was a member of St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, rural Columbia City. Survivors include his children, Anita (David) Herr of Syracuse, Dennis (Heather) Engle of Savannah, Ga., Jay (Becky) Engle of Mooresville, Marlena (Glen) Fox of Fort Wayne, and Albert Engle of Lebanon; a stepdaughter, Mary Jane (Ted) Crum of Whitsett, N.C.; two sisters, Barbara Herendeen of Churubusco and Dora (Niles) Stahl of Huntington; a brother, Roger (Dorothy) Engle of Kendallville; 11 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. He was precede in death by his wife, Elizabeth J. Engle; a brother, Kenneth Engle; and a sister, Mary Farris. Funeral Sept. 29 at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home. Burial, Twin Hills IOOF Cemetery, Pennville. ^ 9-29-2012
Engle Dallas D, 79, R. 1, Shipshewana, died July 10 in LaGrange Hospital. He was born Nov. 5, 1908 in Noble County, the son of Carl and Fannie (Smith) Engle. He married Hilda L. Marsh Sept. 26, 1931 in Jackson, Mich. A retired employee of Wirk Garment Factory and Wall Packing Co., both of Sturgis, Mich., he was a member of the LaGrange County Historical Society. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Zora (Rosemary) Young of Reno, Nev.; a sister, Faye Weaver of Mishawaka; a brother, Glenn of Bristol; and three grandchildren. Services July 13 in Shoup-Carney-Frost Funeral Home, Howe. Burial, Cedar Chapel Cemetery. ~ 7-19-1988 + 7-10-1988
Engle David, 16, suffered massive head injuries July 7 when he fell from a hay mow while working at the Ed Smith farm west of Avilla. He died July 15 in Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in Kendallville March 13, 1965, the son of James and Charlotte (Arnett) Engle. Surviving with his parents are a brother, Kevin, at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Engle, Avilla, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Arnett, Avilla; great-grandfathers, Grover Polston, Avilla, and Dewey Smith, Tampa, Fla. Services at the Ark of Jesus Church, Garrett, Sunday. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 7-23-1981 + 7-?-1981
Engle Della Faux was born in Morrow County, O., May 27, 1853 and died at Garrett, DeKalb County, Ind. May 16, 1917, aged 53 years, 11 months and 19 days. Early in life she moved with her parents to Noble County where she spent the remainder of her years. She was married in Noble County on Dec. 20, 1883 to John Engle. They had 2 children, Roy W., and Mabelle May. There remain the husband, a son, a daughter, a son-in-law, four brothers, three sisters. She joined the Summit Methodist Episcopal Church 30 years ago. Funeral at Rehoboth Church Friday. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. + 5-16-1917
Engle Edna E, about 58, (b. 5-13-1890) died Jan. 19, 1949 at her home in Jefferson Twp about eight miles southwest of Albion. She is survived by the husband, Roy; two daughters, Mrs. Homer Melvin of Albion, and Mrs. Howard Fox of South Bend; one son, Walter Eckels of LaOtto; and seven grandchildren. Funeral at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home in Albion Friday. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. + 1-?-1949
Engle Edwin, 83, was born Dec. 21, 1845 in Ligonier, the son of Henry and Catherine Engle. He came to Albion in 1874 and engaged in the livery business. He married Alice L. Alvord Oct. 16, 1879. They had one daughter, Lulu I. For the past twelve years they have lived in South Bend, where he died Dec. 28 after a short illness. Two sisters and one brother have preceded him in death. There is one brother, Arthur C., living in Boston, Mass., who, with the widow and daughter, survive. Services at Albion Methodist Episcopal Church Dec. 30. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 12-?-1928
Engle Eldon E, 87, R. 1, Avilla, died March 11 in the Garrett Hospital. He was born Dec. 9, 1881, the son of Amos and Mary (Keller) Engle and had spent his entire lifetime in Jefferson Twp on the farm where he was born. He was married April 28, 1910 to Myra Pennel, who died March 27, 1957. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Lois Woods, Ligonier, Mrs. Malee Halferty, Albion, and Mrs. Leora Hiatt, Dunedin, Fla.; one son, Ray, of R. 3, Albion; ten grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Two sons preceded him in death. Services Friday in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. ~ 3-20-1969 + 3-?-1969
Engle Ella, 76, died April 27 at her home in Thorncreek Twp. Surviving are five sons, Elmer of Thorncreek Twp, Ralph of Coesse, Haskle and Clarence, Noble County, and Sheldon with the Army in the Marianas; three daughters, Mrs. Esta Huff, Richland Twp, Mrs. Leland Blew, Columbia City, and Mrs. William Crow, Ravenna, Mich.; three brothers, William and P. E. Fry, Noble County, and George Fry, Thorncreek Twp; a sister, Mrs. Charles Weeks, Noble County; 41 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral at Columbia City Monday. Burial, Thorncreek Cemetery, Washington Twp. + 5-?-1945
Engle Esther R, 75, R. 1, Kimmell, died Friday in Whitley County Hospital. She was born Aug. 18, 1896 in Washington Twp, the daughter of William Henry and Cora Jane (Fahl) Piper. She was married Oct. 9, 1914 to Haskle Engle, who died in 1963. They lived their entire lives in Whitley County. She was a member of the Ormas Baptist Church and their missionary and aid society. Survivors include three sons, Kenneth, Dale and Roger, Columbia City; three daughters, Mrs. Waldo (Mary) Farris, Columbia City, Mrs. Niles (Dora) Stahl, Huntington, and Mrs. Alan (Barbara) Herendeen, Fort Wayne; a brother, Carroll; and a sister, Mrs. Laura Wallace of western Calif. Services Sunday at J. A. DeMoney Funeral Home in Columbia City. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 8-?-1972
Engle Fannie B, 86, (b. 3-11-1886) a former resident of Jefferson Twp, died Jan. 12, 1961 at a nursing home in Goshen. Surviving are two sons, Dallas of Howe, and Glenn of Bristol; one daughter, Mrs. Fay Weaver of Mishawaka; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister. Services Sunday at Rehoboth Church. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. + 1-?-1961
Engle George W, youngest son of Samuel and Susanna Engle, was born in Noble County July 22, 1862. He died June 25, 1925. He leaves one brother, John, a nephew Roy, a niece, Isabelle Nysewander. Services at Rehoboth Church. Burial, church cemetery. ~ 6-11-1925
Engle Harvey M, 76, 216 S. Summit, died Friday at McCray Hospital of a heart condition. He was born Sept. 8, 1895 in Wells County to Robert M. and Rosetta (McClain) Engle. He married Vera M. Smith March 6, 1920 in Jay County and has lived in the Kendallville area since 1924. He was a retired toolmaker and a member of IOOF Lodge and First Christian Church in Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; a son, Robert L., Gahanna, Ohio; four daughters, Wanda Hayward, South Bend, Vivien Singleton, Albion, Beverly Steffen of Fort Wayne, and Martha Donat of Rome City; eighteen grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Two sisters and one brother preceded him in death. Services Monday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-?-1970
Engle Henry, aged 63 years and about 4 months, died at his residence Feb. 16, 1874 of disease of the heart. He came to Noble County in 1831 and in August of that year entered the land upon which he lived up to the time of his death. When Noble County was organized in 1836 he was elected coroner at the first election. This was the only county office he held. In 1836 he married Miss Wilmeth, whose father resided in the Haw Patch. His marriage license was the second one issued in Noble County. He united with the M. E. Church about 18 years ago. His first wife died several years before him. Subsequently he married a Miss Goshorn and with her he lived until his death. Albion New Era 2-19-1874
Engle Henry A, 88, died Thursday at Billings General Hospital, Fort Benjamin Harrison. A veteran of the Spanish-American War, he was born in Noble County March 1, 1860, a son of Ezra and Hannah Engle, and had resided 15 years in Kendallville. A brother, Fred of Lansing, Mich.; and a sister survive. Funeral Monday at A. J. Berhalter Funeral Home. Burial, Woodruff Cemetery. + 12-18-1948
Engle Ida A b. 3-11-1876 d. 4-16-1959. bu. Mt Pleasant Cemetery. + 4-16-1959
Engle Jack Lee, about 20, (b. 9-17-1937) was fatally injured in a fall at the Skyline Mobile Homes plant in Elkhart Aug. 28, 1958, his first day on the job. His home is about five miles east of Albion in Jefferson Twp. He accidentally topped from the top of a trailer on which he had been working and fell approximately 12 feet to the concrete, landing on his head. Surviving are the widow, Ruth, to whom he had been married a little less than a year; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Engle of Jefferson Twp; one sister, Janice, and one brother, James, at home; grandparents, Elden Engle of Albion and Mrs. Nora McCune of Fort Wayne. He had served about three years in the U. S. Army. Funeral Sunday at Rehoboth Church. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. + 8?-1958
Engle Jesse, son of Peter and Barbara Engle, was born in Frederick County, Md., July 21, 1833 and died at his home in Noble County, Aug. 5, 1918, aged eighty-five years and sixteen days. One of the pioneers of Green Twp, he died at the family home Monday after a long illness of softening of the brain and heart trouble. His parents moved to Morrow County, Ohio when he was about three months old, where they resided until he reached the age of twenty years, when he with his parents moved to the old Engle homestead in Jefferson Twp. He was married to Sarah Prouty Aug. 19, 1860. They had six sons and one daughter. Two of the sons, Albert and Arthur, died in infancy. He moved to his farm in Green Twp in 1865 where he resided until his death. On Aug. 5, 1879 his wife died. On July 29, 1880 he married Lucina McClurg and they had one daughter, Martha, who died Oct. 7, 1911. At one time he was trustee of Green Twp for a term. He united with the Summit Methodist Episcopal Church in 1875. When the present church at Summit was built he contributed the ground upon which it was built and also a considerable sum of money. Besides his wife he is survived by four sons, Jason Tomball, Texas, Frank Fredrick, Wis., Wilbert, Montpelier and Ed of Kokomo, Ind.; one daughter, Miss Adel at home; a sister, Mrs. Willard Easterday; and one brother, Adam; three grandchildren. Funeral at the Summit Church Thursday. Burial Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. ~ 8-7-1918 + 8-5-1918
Engle John W, 77, a lifelong resident of Jefferson Twp, died Wednesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. B. D. Nysewander. He was born and had always resided in and near Jefferson Twp. He had always followed the occupation of a farmer. Since the death of his wife about 16 years ago he had made his home with his children. Surviving are his daughter, and a son, Roy, Jefferson Twp; and four grandchildren. Funeral Friday from the Methodist Church. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. + 12-?-1933
Engle Kenneth Leroy, 71, of Columbia City, died May 24, 1989 at Whitley County Hospital. He was born March 25, 1918 in Noble County to Haskle and Esther Piper Engle. He was reared in Noble County and attended Wolf Lake High School. He was married on Aug. 5, 1947 to Lois Ilene Trout. They moved to Whitley County. He retired after 41 years with Dana Weatherhead as a machine operator. He served in the U. S. Army during WW II. He was a member of American Legion Post 98, Whitley County Coon Hunters Club, VFW of North Manchester and LOOM, Columbia City. Surviving are his wife; a son, Kevin of Columbia City; a daughter, Mrs. Jeffrey (Kathy) Nicolet of Fort Wayne; a granddaughter, Krista Nicolet; two brothers, Dale of R. 1, Columbia City, and Roger of Kendallville; three sisters, Mrs. Waldo (Mary) Farris of R. 1, Columbia City, Mrs. Miles (Dora) Stahl of Huntington, and Mrs. Alan (Barbara) Herendeen of Fort Wayne. A daughter, Julia Marie, is deceased. Service at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home Saturday. Burial, Greenhill Cemetery. + 5-24-1989
Engle Lela E, 89, formerly of 825 S. Logan St., died Wednesday in the RN Nursing Home, Bremen. She retired in 1971 as a secretary for City Cemetery. She was born June 28, 1896 in Swan, and lived in South Bend since 19??. On Oct. 8, 1917 in Centerville, Ind., she married Clifton P. Engle. He died in 1970. She is survived by two sisters, Hazel Meyers of Kendallville and Ethel Fay Rogers of Teegarden. Services Saturday in Hollis-Palmer Funeral Home. Burial, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. + 1985 (d. 11-13-1985)
Engle Lester E, 64, formerly of Ligonier, died June 29, 1948 at his home in Toledo after a six-month illness. Surviving are the wife, Bertha; his mother, Mrs. Mary Engle, Ligonier; and a brother, Glen, Toledo. Funeral Thursday. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 6-?-1948
Engle Lillie, 80, for many years a resident of Albion and vicinity, died Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Walter Gunter, in Detroit, Mich. She was born in Albion and spent most of her life here, moving to her daughter’s home some 15 years ago. She was the widow of Edwin Engle, who for many years had operated a farm near Albion and also was a proprietor of a sales and livery barn here. Surviving are the daughter in Detroit; one granddaughter; and one sister. Funeral at Bonham Funeral Home Wednesday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 1-?-1941
Engle Louisa C (Adam) was born April 27, 1831 in Oldenburr, Prussia; came to America in 1851; was married in 1854 to Charles Engle who preceded her in death in 1881. They came to Kendallville in 1854 and remained until 1872 when they removed to LaPorte and lived there until the death of her companion. About a year later she, with her 3 daughters, returned to Kendallville. The son, Charles married and remained at LaPorte. She was a member of the German M. E. Church. Four children, Charles of Elkhart, Mrs. W. H. Zern, Mrs. J. A. Decker, and Mrs. H. D. Brace of this city, remain. Funeral March 16. Burial, beside her companion in Lake View Cemetery. ^ 3-18-1898
Engle Mahala (Prouty), wife of Adam Engle, died at her home in Green Twp Thursday from heart trouble. She was born in Morrow County, Ohio July 6, 1841 and died in Noble County March 21, 1912, aged 70 years, 8 months and 15 days. She came to Noble County with her parents in the spring of 1849 and was married to Adam Engle on November 2, 1862. They had two children, Marshall who resides on the homestead in Green Twp, and Mrs. John Glass of Jefferson Twp. She was one of a family of twelve children, all of whom are now dead except two sisters and one brother. She leaves her husband, son and daughter; two grandchildren. She united with the Summit M. E. Church in 1877. Funeral at Rehoboth Sunday. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. ~ 3-27-1912 + 3-21-1912
Engle Marshall, 86, South Bend, a former long-time resident of Allen Twp, died Saturday in Memorial Hospital, South Bend. The widow and one son survive. Funeral Sunday in Hollis Funeral Home, South Bend, and graveside services in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Sunday. + 5-30-1958 (b. 1-23-1872 d. 5-30-1958)
Engle Mary, 95, of Ligonier, died Saturday in a Wilmot nursing home. She was born Oct. 14, 1863 northwest of Cromwell, the daughter of William and Louise (Bair) Umbenhower. She married Werton Engle May 7, 1882. He preceded her in death. She was a member of the Ligonier Christian Church and Eastern Star. Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Mrs. William Glen Engle of Toledo, Ohio. Her son died about one year ago. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 4-?-1959
Engle Mary Adell, only daughter of Jesse and Sarah Engle, was born in Noble County on June 21, 1867; died at the Wells County Hospital on July 2, 1926 at the age of 59 years and 11 days. She had been a resident of Montpelier, Ind. for 30 years, going there from Noble County, and for the last 3 years was employed at the State School at Fort Wayne. She is survived by brothers Frank of Green, Ia., Jason of Houston, Texas, Wilbert of Montpelier, Ind., Edward of Kokomo. The parents and one half-sister, Martha, and 2 brothers, Albert and Arthur, are deceased. Funeral at Mt. Pleasant. Burial Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Noble Co Democrat 7-6-1926>
Engle Myra Jane, 75, a lifetime resident of this community, died Friday in the Luckey Hospital. She was the daughter of William and Lucinda Pennel. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Malee Halferty and Mrs. Leora Hiatt, Albion, and Mrs. Lois Woods, Ligonier; a son, Ray, near Albion; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Mearl of Avilla; and one sister, Mrs. Ella Lane of Torrance, Calif. Two sisters, Mrs. Ocie Schmidt and Mrs. Carrie Grim, preceded her in death. Services Monday in Rehoboth Church. Burial, church cemetery. ~ 3-28-1957 + 3-?-1957
Engle Patricia, 75, of Kendallville, died April 23, 2011, at DeKalb Hospital. She had worked at the Garrett Head Start, Hubbard Spool in Garrett, was a cook at Floyd’s Place (now the Railroad Inn) in Garrett, did house cleaning, and took care of the elderly. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Kendallville. She was also a former member of the Kendallville Moose Lodge. She was born April 12, 1936, in Noble County to Jack and Thelma (Schmidt) Trowbridge. She was married to George Brumbaugh, and he died in October 1999. She then married William “Bill” Engle. Surviving are her husband; 2 sons, Garnel Handshoe Jr. of Garrett and George A. Brumbaugh II of Garrett; a daughter, Catherine E. Keck of Kendallville; three stepsons; a granddaughter she raised, Jessica Marzion of Kendallville; 13 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 6 sisters, Donna Conrad of Kendallville, Helen Gillespie of Garrett, Judith Pretschold of Mt. Prospect, Ill., Jeanne Fredrickson of Avilla, Karen Conrad of Elkhart, and Janet Vian of Waterloo; and 3 brothers, Larry, Steven and Daniel Trowbridge, all of Kendallville. She was preceded in death by 2 daughters, Christina K. (Handshoe) See and Rose Ann (Handshoe) Devereau; a great-granddaughter, Christina Mae Handshoe; and a brother, Robert Lee Trowbridge. Mass of Christian Wednesday in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Kendallville. Burial, Sweet Cemetery. ^ 4-26-2011
Engle Paul D, 34, Bear Lake, died March 4, 1981 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, as the result of injuries suffered when he was struck by a falling tree on March 2. He and his wife were cutting wood in the Etna area when a portion of a tree he had been cutting broke off and struck him. He was born in Wolf Lake at Luckey Hospital, the son of David E. and Martha J. Marrs Engle. He graduated from Larwill High School in 1963, after which he served in the U. S. Army tank corps. In August 1980 he married Julie Katt and they made their home at Bear Lake. He was employed by Dana Corporation, Fort Wayne for 16 years. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and American Legion Post 98. Surviving are his wife; a son, Adam; and a daughter, Maelynn, both Columbia City; two stepchildren, Bo Smith at home and Sherry Furniss, Fort Wayne; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Engle, R. 6, Etna; a brother, Gary, R. 6, Columbia City; three sisters, Mrs. Thomas (Diana) Raver, R. 2, South Whitley, Mrs. Guy (Sharon) Wood, R. 5, Columbia City, and Christi Engle, Fort Wayne. Funeral Saturday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City. Burial, Thorn Cemetery. + 3-?-1981
Engle Robert L, 67, Gahanna, Ohio, a former Kendallville resident, died Tuesday. Born March 3, 1921 in Jay County, Ind., he was the son of Harvey and Vera Engle. The Engle family came to Kendallville in 1924 and he lived here for 27 years. A 1938 graduate of Kendallville High School, he was an engineer with the Ohio State Highway Dept. Surviving are his wife, the former Theodosia Walsh; three daughters, Andrea Hoffman of Zanesville, Ohio, Celeste Hardway of Washington D.C. and Nella Engle of Canal Winchester, Ohio; three sons, John of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Michael of New Carlisle, Ohio, and Christopher of Newark, Ohio; three sisters, Beverly Steffen of Kendallville, Wanda Hayward of Indianapolis, and Martha Donat of Rome City; a sister-in-law, Rose Walsh of Kendallville; and 11 grandchildren. Funeral Friday at St. Mathews Church in Gahanna. + 7-26-1988
Engle Robert M, 81, of Nottingham, Ind., died May 24, 1945. He is survived by the widow, Rosetta McLain Engle; one son, Harvey M. of Kendallville; one daughter, Mrs. Edna Tinkle of Pennville, Ind.; two brothers, six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. One son and one daughter preceded him in death. Funeral May 26 at Nottingham. + 5-?-1945
Engle Roy W, 74 (b. 7-5-1888 - d. 5-15-1963) a retired farmer and a native of Noble County, died Wednesday at his home, R. 3, Albion after suffering a coronary attack while sleeping. He was the son of John and Della Faux Engle. His wife, Edna, died in 1949. A veteran of WW I, he was a member of Avilla Legion Post 240. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Vera Melvin, R. 3, Albion, and Mrs. Lillian Fox, Mishawaka; a son Walter Eckels, LaOtto; 20 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Services at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home Saturday. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. + 5-?-1963
Engle Ruth G, 96, of Fort Wayne, died May 19, 2010 at Kingston Care Center in Fort Wayne. She graduated from Wolf Lake High School with the class of 1932 and from Manchester College in 1936. She was a member of Burr Oak Baptist Church. She assisted with the family farm and worked at S & L Truck Stop for 5 years. She was born April 15, 1914 in Noble Twp to Chauncey and Bessie (Friskney) Baughman. She married Ross Engle on Dec. 30, 1938 in Morocco, Ind. He died in 1992. Surviving are 2 sons, Harry (Lois) Engle of Angola and Allen (Karen) Engle of Albion; 6 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Gene and John Baughman; and a granddaughter, Debbie Gray. Funeral Saturday at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 5-21-2010
Engle Samuel, one of the old residents of this section, died at his home near Summit Tuesday from stomach trouble. He was 71 years of age in July last. He was born in Frederick County, Md. July 1, 1826. The family later removed to Ohio, and in 1848 he came to Indiana with his brother, Washington, and for a year worked for Christian Foster clearing land. A year later he returned to Ohio, and after three years’ residence there was married to Susannah Sigler Sept. 6, 1852, who, with two sons, John W., and George W., three brothers and two sisters survive him. In 1851, within a few weeks after his marriage, Mr. Engle brought his bride to Noble County and settled on the farm which through all the intervening years has been their home. The funeral service is held at Rehoboth Church this morning. Interment, Rehoboth Cemetery. ~ 12-9-1897 + 12-7-1897
Engle Susanna, 84, nee Sigler, was born in Morrow County, O., in 1819, and died in Jefferson Twp, March 18, 1904. She was married in Morrow County, Ohio, Sept. 6, 1852 to Samuel Engle, and together they came to Noble County about four weeks later. They had two sons, John W., and George W., who together with a daughter-in-law and two grandchildren, one brother, and one sister remain. She united with the Evangelical Church at Rehoboth where services were held. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. + 3-18-1904
Engle Vera M, 78, 216 S. Summit St., died Sunday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She was born July 17, 1898 in Jay County to Lewis A. and Harriet (Mendenhall) Smith. A retired receptionist at McCray Hospital, she was a member of the First Christian Church, Lois Circle and Rebekah Lodge. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. W. H. (Wanda) Hayward, Indianapolis, Mrs. John (Vivien) Singleton, Albion, Beverly Steffen, Kendallville, and Mrs. C. J. (Martha) Donat, Rome City; one son, Robert L., Columbus, Ohio; two brothers, Dwight L., Franklin, and Lloyd A., Richwood, Ohio; 18 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Harvey on June 17, 1970. Services Tuesday in Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-?-1977
Engle Washington
was born in Frederick County, Md., November 27, 1824. At the age of 9 he came with his parents to Mansfield, Ohio. On Oct. 1, 1854 he married Mary Sigler. The following spring they moved to Jefferson Twp. They had one son, Amos, who died in 1905. There are left 2 grandsons, Eldon and Carl; 7 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Jesse and Adam; one sister, Mrs. Cassie Easterday. Funeral at Mt. Pleasant Church Thursday. Burial in that cemetery. ~2-14-1917
Engle Wilbert Bradford "Jerry", 68, died Saturday at his home S. Main St. He was born Oct. 4, 1874 in Noble County, the son of Jesse Engle, native of Md., and Sarah Engle of Ohio. For the past year and one-half he was employed at Bob’s Cafe in Hartford City. He was a former molder, justice of peace in Montpelier during F. M. Reynold’s term as mayor. Survivors include an adopted daughter, Mrs. Carson E. Johnson of Montpelier, with whom he resided; one brother, Edward of Kokomo; and one stepbrother, William McClurg residing in the west. Several years ago he was seriously wounded when he was shot by a post office bandit at Montpelier. Although critically wounded, he shot and killed one of the two yeggs. Funeral Monday from the Walker Chapel. Burial, Six Mile Cemetery near Bluffton. + 1942
Engle Woodward, 36, (b. 3-13-1919 - d. 8-25-1955) was found dead in his automobile Friday at his home in Indianapolis. Surviving are the widow, Patricia Butler Engle; three daughters, Vickie Lynn and Pamela, at home, and Norma Beth of Albion; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Engle, near here; a brother, Ray, Albion; and three sisters, Mrs. Don Halferty and Mrs. Leora Hiatt, Albion and Mrs. Lois Wood, Ligonier. Funeral Sunday in the Albion Methodist Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ~ 9-1-1955 + 8-?-1955
Englehart Courtney Lynn and Jace Allen, twins born to Mark and Kathy (Engerman) Englehart, R. 3, Kendallville, died within minutes in Parkview Hospital. Surviving with the parents are grandparents, Bernadine Engerman, R. 1, Kendallville, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Englehart, Kendallville; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Englehart, Huntertown, Ida Weeks, Kendallville. Graveside services Wednesday in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. ~ 7-12-1984 + 7-7-1984
Englert - the 5-year old son of John Englert living near South Milford died Sunday. Burial Monday. ^ 1-23-1891
Englert A J of Swan Twp recently attempted suicide by taking laudanum. By heroic efforts his life was saved. Last Thursday he succeeded. His lifeless body was found hanging in the barn. Funeral last Sunday at the residence. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ^ 6-18-1908
Englert Alice nee Eckart died Aug. 4, 1909 in her 49th year. She was born in DeKalb County Jan. 15, 1861, the second daughter of Michael and Elizabeth Eckhart. At 2 years of age she came with her parents to Noble County where she grew to womanhood. On Sept. 28, 1882 she married John P. Englert. They had 4 children, Carry A., Herbert F., Alta L., Ervin L., Herbert died Jan. 19, 1901. Four days later Carry A. followed. When 12 years of age she united with the Evangelical Church. She was a member of Rebekah Lodge No. 416 of South Milford. ^ 8-13-1909
Englert Charles Spurgeon, 64, died today at his home just west of here after suffering a heart attack last night. Surviving are four sons, John of Kendallville, Floyd of Fort Wayne, Edward of Swan, and Harold at home; and two daughters, Mrs. Lawrence Herendeen, R. 1, Avilla, and Mrs. Peter Andrigo, Ft. Wayne. Funeral Sunday at the Swan Methodist Church. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ~ 4-22-1948 + 4-?-1948
Englert Edwin, 69, and his wife Martha, 66, were killed in a car-truck accident May 18 in Ocala, Fla. She was born in Avilla and during WW II had worked for General Electric Co. A native of LaOtto, he retired in 1970 from General Electric Co. after 20 years. He was a WW II veteran. They are survived by a daughter, Janis Heemsoth of New Haven, and two grandchildren. Surviving Mrs. Englert are a sister, Eva Muesing of Sebring, Fla.; and three brothers, Leroy "Tater" and Howard Anderson, both of Avilla, and Harry "Bid" of Kendallville. Mr. Englert is survived by two sisters, Orpha Andrigo of Lakeland, Fla., and Mary Herendeen of Wolcottville; and a brother, Harold of Auburn. Funeral arrangements were made by E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, New Haven. ~ 5-24-1988 + 5-18-1988
Englert Harold Lee, 72, of Auburn, died August 15, 2002 in DeKalb Hospital. He was born September 19, 1929 in LaOtto to Charles S. and Hazel M. (Whan) Englert. He married Constance DePew on November 14, 1949 in Garrett. Surviving are his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Laura Englert of Fort Wayne; one daughter, Julia Ellert of Auburn; and 5 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, John, Edwin and Floyd; and 3 sisters, Thelma Blakeslee, Orpha Andrigo and Mary Herendeen. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years, retiring in 1968. He served in the Korean and Vietnam conflicts and worked at General Electric in Fort Wayne for 16 years and Magnavox in Fort Wayne for 5 years, retiring in 1989. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Auburn. Services at the church. Burial, Catholic Cemetery, Auburn. ~ 8-29-2002
Englert Martha - See Edwin Englert.
Englert Mary, daughter of Michael and Mary Stumpf, was born in Seneca County, Ohio, June 25, 1854 and died at her home near Swan, Sept. 10, 1928, aged 74 years, 2 months and 15 days. When she was 15 years of age her parents moved to Noble County and most of her life has been spent here. Nov. 10, 1872 she married Andrew Englert and they had four children, two of whom died in infancy. George, a son, lived to be about 28 years of age; and after 36 years of married life her husband died. After his death, she made her home with her son, Spurgeon, who with his wife, cared for her in her declining years. Beside her son Spurgeon, she leaves six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and two sisters. When a girl of 11 years of age she became a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. + 9-20-1928
Ennen Lottie, about 49, died Feb. 18 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Eugene Shew in Columbia City. She had resided in Noble County for about 40 years. She is survived by her husband, Andrew J. of Albion; three daughters, Mrs. Edna Leamon of Kendallville, Mrs. Eileen McNeal of Albion, and Mrs. Shew; five brothers, Otto and Herman Knafel of Cleveland, O., Gus Knafel of Ligonier, Harry Knafel of Churubusco, and Arthur Knafel of Albion. Funeral Sunday from her late home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 2-?-1943
Enos Frank A, about 75 (b. 9-22-1877) a lifelong resident of Albion, was found hanged Aug. 14, 1953 at the home of his son, Ray near Kalamazoo, Mich. Officials gave the cause of death as suicide. His health had been poor for some time. Surviving are the son Ray; one daughter, Mrs. Bertha Hussey of Goshen; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral Monday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 8-?-1953
Enos Mable C, about 71, (b. 1-14-1881) and practically a lifelong resident of this community, died Dec. 5, 1952 at the home of her son, Ray near Kalamazoo, Mich., where she and her husband, Frank, had made their home for the past three months. She had been ill of carcinoma for eight months. Surviving are the husband and son; a daughter, Mrs. Bertha Hussey of Goshen; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Reuben Oliver of Wolf Lake; and two sisters, Mrs. Levi Gaff of Albion, and Mrs. Alvin Wade of Battle Creek, Mich. Services Sunday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 12-?-1952
Enos Ray L, 78, of Kalamazoo, Mich., died there Monday. He was born in Albion in 1905, the son of Frank and Mable Enos. On Nov. 26, 1927 in Centreville, Mich. he married Fern Erwin. He was owner of a nursing home in Kalamazoo. Surviving are his wife and two daughters, Catherine Preston and Mary Lou Holdeman of Kalamazoo; two sons, Perry of Kalamazoo, and Ike of Mattawan, Mich.; 16 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. Services Thursday at Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, Mich. with graveside services Thursday at Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion. + 1-30-1984
Enos Sarah, daughter of John and Mary Keets, was born in Tuscarawas County, Ohio Jan. 30, 1847; died July 11, 1924, age 77 years, 5 months and 21 days. She married William L. Enos at Birds Run, Ohio, Mar. 22, 1866, soon after, moving to Noble County. They had three children, one dying in infancy. Her daughter, Mrs. Alice Fuller, preceded her in death last March. She has made her home with her son, Frank A. Her husband died in 1900. When young she united with the Methodist Church. She leaves son Frank and wife, who was to her the same as a daughter; 6 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren; one brother, J. A. Keets; one sister, Mrs. Alice Robinson, both of Birds Run, Ohio. Funeral at Rehoboth Church. Burial, Rehoboth Cemetery. + 7-?-1924
Enslen Clyde E, 69, R. 2, died Tuesday in Alfran Nursing Home in Columbia City. He was born in Allen County July 22, 1903 to Columbus and Clara (Askins) Enslen and was married July 21, 1929 to Nellie Winebrenner. They moved from Fort Wayne to their present residence 26 years ago. He was employed in the transformer department of General Electric for 37 years, retiring in 1965. He was a member of Scottish Rite in Fort Wayne, GE Quarter Century Club, Albion F&AM and Asbury United Methodist Church. Surviving are the widow; a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Judy) Wietbrock, Lowell; a son, Gene, R. 1, Kimmell; two brothers, Willard and Harry, both Fort Wayne; and two grandchildren. Funeral Friday in Sheets Funeral Home, Churubusco. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 2-?-1973
Enslen Clyde “Gene”, 71, of Kimmell, died September 3, 2012, at Parkview Oaks of Columbia City. He was born on July 14, 1941, in Fort Wayne to Clyde and Nellie (Winebrenner) Enslen. He married Barbara Murphy on January 2, 1960, in Big Lake, Ind. He is survived by his wife; son, Terry (Kris) Enslen of Kimmell; a daughter, Tammy (Jim) Collins of Ligonier; 3 grandchildren, Nicole Green, Dakota Enslen and James Collins III; 2 great-grandchildren, Ava and Oliver Green; and a sister, Judy (Chuck) Weitbrock of Lowell, Ind. He was a grain farmer in Kimmell. Funeral Sept. 8 at Yeager Funeral Home. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 9-6-2012
Enzor Emmet, 64, a former resident of Butler who had been working on a farm near Albion, died last Saturday at Lakeside Hospital, Kendallville. He is survived by two brothers and one sister, neither of this community. Graveside services Monday at Hamilton. + 10-?-1941
Enzor Lovina, widow of Hiram Enzor, died Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ella Shore of Kendallville from heart trouble and diabetes. She was born March 11, 1849 at Hamilton, Steuben County, the daughter of Isaac and Eleanor Dirrim. On April 29, 1869 she married Hiram Enzor, who died 11 years ago. Surviving are two daughters and two sons, Mrs. Ella Shore, Kendallville, F. K. Enzor, Columbus, O., Isaac Enzor, Chicago, Mrs. Lovina LaFeve, N.Y.C.; two sisters and one brother, Peter Dirrim and Mrs. Evelyn Cosper, near Hamilton, Mrs. Mary Praul, Butler; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday from the Hamilton U. B. Church with interment there. + 7-?1934 ^ 7-23-1934
Epert A Carlyle, 72, R. 1, Syracuse, died Sunday in Goshen Hospital from an apparent coronary. Born Aug. 16, 1906 in Ligonier, he was the son of John and Blanche (Bradley) Epert. He had lived in Ligonier and Chicago, Ill., until six years ago when he moved to Lake Wawasee. He had been a barber and farmer. Survivors are one son, Arthur, R. 1, Ligonier; one sister, Mrs. Ruth Schultz, Ontario, Calif.; one brother, John, Phoenix, Ariz.; and three grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 12-?-1978
Epert Arthur C, 83, of Syracuse, and formerly of Ligonier, died October 28, 2012 in his home. He was born on February 13, 1929, in Ligonier, to A. Carlyle and Florence (Jerles) Epert. He married Betty H. Eytcheson January 6, 1950; she preceded him in death in May of 2012. Arthur retired from Coachmen Industries and was a member of Wawasee Lakeside Chapel and the Ligonier Masonic Lodge #185. Survivors include 3 children, Arthur R. (Melanie) Epert of Wawaka, Roxie (Dan) Lyon of Cromwell and Shelly McKee of Syracuse; and 5 grandchildren and one great grandchild. He was also preceded in death by a son, James Phillip Epert in 1956. Memorial service Oct. 31 at Yeager Funeral Home. ^ 10-30-2012 
Epert Betty H
, 82, formerly of Ligonier, died May 18, 2012 in her home. She was born on Sept. 29, 1929, in Ligonier to Frank and Leona (Madison) Eytcheson. She married Arthur C. Epert January 6, 1950. She retired from Silgan Plastics after 35 years of service and was a member of Wawasee Lakeside Chapel, and of the OES. Survivors include her husband; 3 children, Arthur R. (Melanie) Epert of Ligonier, Roxie (Dan) Lyon of Cromwell, Shelly McKee of Syracuse; and 5 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, James Philip Epert in 1956; and 2 brothers, Robert and John Eytcheson. Funeral May 22 at Yeager Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 5-20-2012
Epert Martha, 77, (d. 6-8-1985)of Elmhurst, Ill., died Saturday at the Elmhurst Memorial Hospital. She was born Dec. 22, 1907 in Millersburg. She married Walter Epert, who preceded her in death in 1969. Surviving are a daughter, Kay Erlacher of South Bend; a son, Walter J. of Bloomingdale, Ill.; a sister, Elizabeth Gollberg of Millersburg; and eight grandchildren. Services Tuesday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. * 1985
Epp John was the son of Peter and Elizabeth Zelier Epp, born at Sandusky, Ohio Dec. 25, 1845. His parents died when he was 6 months of age. There were 5 boys in his family and he is the last one to die. While yet a child he was brought to Albion, by Hiram Bradleys, who were his foster parents. He lived in Albion continuously until 1923. On Aug. 28, 1870 he married Julia Ann Bortner. She died in 1923. They had one daughter, Mrs. Nellie Stough, with whom he has made his home in New Franklin, Mo., since his wife’s passing. He is survived also by one grandchild, Margaret Epp Stough. He was a charter member in good standing of the Knights of Pythias, having joined in 1889. He was afflicted with heart disease and on July 24 he died. He was 84 years, 6 months and 29 days of age. Funeral at the U. B. Church, Albion. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 7-?-1930
Eppelmann Penny, Christopher, David, Shane & Jamie were fatally injured in a 2-vehicle accident near the intersection of U.S. 30 and S.R. 5 in Larwill on Oct. 14, 2002. Penny was employed at Dana Corp for the past 5 years and was affiliated with Wolf Lake Baptist Church. She was born Jan. 13, 1966 to Duane and Shirley (Iden) Coe in Kendallville. She graduated from Columbia City Joint High School in 1984. She married James Allen Eppelmann on May 17, 1986. Surviving are her husband; her parents of Tri-Lakes; 4 brothers and 3 sisters-in-law, Ray and Maria Coe, Tony and Beverly Coe and Buddy and Misty Coe of South Whitley and Kelly Coe of Tri-Lakes; 4 sisters and brothers-in-law, Georgia and Denis Mynhier of Ligonier, Cindy and Philip Reed of Knox, Tammy and Ricky Jefferson of Larwill and Sherry and Ted Watson of Ligonier; a grandmother, Evelyn L. Iden of Mishawaka. She was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Coe; and her stepfather. Christopher was born June 2, 1986. David was born Nov. 20, 1987. Shane was born Dec. 26, 1989, Jamie was born Jan. 31, 1993. Funeral Friday at Whitko High School gymnasium, South Whitley. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 10-16-2002
Epple Verona L, 66, of Cromwell and formerly of Fort Wayne, died Monday at her home on Olive St. She resided in Fort Wayne until 1958 when she moved to Papakeechie Lake. She had resided in Cromwell since 1969 and was a member of Cromwell United Methodist Church and Chapter 283 OES, Syracuse. Surviving are her husband, Frank; a daughter, Mrs. Shirley Fear, Kewanna; and a stepson, Robert F. Epple, Fort Wayne; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Services Friday in Cromwell United Methodist Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 7-?-1973
Erdley Ella C, was born Feb. 3, 1859 and died Aug. 3, 1919, aged 60 years, 5 months and 20 days. She married Asher Erdley Jan. 3, 1884. They had no children. She was a member of the Lutheran Church since she was 16 years of age. She leaves a husband and one brother. + 8-?-1919
Erdley Mary Jane was the daughter of James and Margaret Stewart, born in Noble County Aug. 2, 1857. She was one of a family of five children, three boys and two girls, all of whom with her parents have preceded her in death. She is survived from the original family by one niece, Mrs. Jesse Hoppe, daughter of Mrs. Nellie Stewart of the D. C. Freeman family, and a number of double cousins, Mrs. Zeigler, Mrs. Gandy, the Charles Stewart family, all of which for many years seemed as close to her as brothers and sisters. In 1883 she married Charles Wiley. He died in 1905. She lived a widow until about five years ago when she was married to Asher Erdley. She died May 24, 1925 after a short illness with pneumonia. She was aged 67 years, nine months and two days. For 48 years she was a member of the Christian Church at Merriam, also of the Wolf Lake Lodge of Pythian sisters and a member of the old Albion High School club. + 6-?-1925
Erdly Ace Dale, 59, (b. 7-13-1900) operator of a general store and local fire chief, died Feb. 8, 1960 in Whitley County Hospital at Columbia City. He suffered a stroke Sunday in his home. Surviving are the widow, Oldine; a son Jimmie, Wolf Lake; two daughters, Mrs. Roger Stangland, Churubusco, and Mrs. Francis Harroff of Albion; five grandchildren; two brothers, Evart of Ligonier, and Dewey of Albion; and five sisters, Mrs. Bernard Clay and Mrs. Hiram Lee of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Charles Lauer and Mrs. Howard Weimer of Garrett, and Mrs. Ruth Waters of Albion. Services Wednesday in Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 2-?-1960
Erdly Bert, 80, (b. 11-11-1878) died March 17, 1959 at the home of a son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lauer in Garrett. He was a native and lifelong resident of the Wolf Lake community. Also surviving are three sons, Ace, Evart and Dewey of Wolf Lake; four more daughters, Mrs. Ruth Waters of Wolf Lake, Mrs. Howard Weimer of Garrett, Mrs. Hiram Lee and Mrs. Bernard Clay of Fort Wayne; 20 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Blanche of Wolf Lake. Funeral Friday in Wolf Lake Baptist Church. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 3-?-1959
Erdly Betty J, 62, of R. 1, Cromwell, died Feb. 26, 1972 at her home. She was a native of Mitchell, born Oct. 13, 1909, the daughter of Orval and Hattie Dawes. She married Floyd Erdly in Feb. 1935 in Brownstown. Surviving are her husband; three sisters, Mrs. Pauline Mills of Bedford, Mrs. Bessie McNeely and Mrs. Elizabeth Strange of Orland; two brothers, John of Omaha and Richard of Loogootee. One stepsister and one stepbrother survive. Funeral Monday at Bonham, Miser & Brazzell Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 2-26-1972
Erdly Charles D, 82, Wolf Lake, died Saturday (d. 12-26-1981) at the Columbia City Hospital. He was born January 29, 1899 to Burt and Emma Grimes Erdly and was a lifelong resident of Noble County. Surviving are five sisters, Margaret Vanderbosch, Avilla, Ruth Waters, Wolf Lake, Goldie Gauer, Garrett, Blanche Lee and Ella Clay, both Fort Wayne. Services Monday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Lutheran Cemetery. ~ 12-31-1981 + 12-24-1981
Erdly Charles R, 82, (b. 4-9-1876 - d. 2-26-1959) died last Thursday at Kondas Nursing Home. Survivors are the widow Emily Jane; a son, Russell; a stepson and a sister. A brother, Bert lives at Wolf Lake. Final rites Sunday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home, Albion. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 3-?-1959
Erdly E Blanch, 90, Wolf Lake, died Tuesday in Strawberry Village Nursing Home. Born in DeKalb County Nov. 7, 1886, she was the daughter of William and Margaret (Snyder) Erdly. She had taught school in Wolf Lake 43 years and taught a total of 45 years. She was a lifelong resident of Wolf Lake and a member of Wolf Lake Baptist Church, Indiana and National Retired Teachers Association and Wolf Lake Senior Home Extension Club. Nieces and nephews survive. She was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters. Funeral Friday at Wolf Lake Baptist Church. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 4-19-1977
Erdly Emily Jane was born Jan. 8, 1877 and died June 15, 1961. Services at Wolf Lake Baptist Church June 18. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 6-?-1961
Erdly Emma J, about 73, (b. 8-3-1880) a lifelong resident of Wolf Lake, died Aug. 4, 1953 at her home. She is survived by her husband, Bert; three sons, Ace, Evart and Dewey, Wolf Lake; five daughters, Mrs. Ruth Waters, Wolf Lake, Mrs. Charles Lauer and Mrs. Howard Weimer, Garrett, and Mrs. Hiram Lee and Mrs. Bernard Clay of Fort Wayne; 18 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, William Grimes of Albion; and one sister, Mrs. Ella Reed of Wolf Lake. Funeral Friday at Wolf Lake Baptist Church. + 8-?-1953
Erdly Evart F, 67, died Friday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was a retired farmer and a lifelong Noble County resident. He was born May 1, 1911 in Noble County, the son of Leo B. and Emma (Grimes) Erdly. He married Pauline Bair Nov. 4, 1938 in Ligonier. He was a member of the Wolf Lake Fire Department. Survivors include his wife; four sons, William E., Wolf Lake, Charles E., Dugger, Jim L. and David L., Ligonier; one daughter, Kayanne J., Wolf Lake; one brother, Dewey, Columbia City; five sisters, Mrs. Ruth Waters, Wolf Lake, Mrs. Charles (Golda) Lauer, Garrett, Mrs. Dutch (Margaret) Vanderbosch, Avilla, Mrs. Blanche Lee, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Bernard (Ella) Clay, Columbia City; and seven grandchildren. Funeral Monday at Wolf Lake United Methodist Church. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 12-?-1978
Erdly Floyd W, 77, of R. 1, Cromwell, died today in Whitley County Hospital of cancer. Born May 4, 1902 in Noble County, he was the son of George F. and Mary Ann (Jerraid) Erdly. He married Betty Robbins who died in 1972. He then married Coral Gaff in 1974. He was a lifetime resident of Noble County, a retired construction worker, and a member of the Modern Woodmen. Survivors include his wife; two sisters, Mrs. Theodore (Sylvia) Miller of Kimmell, and Miss Marguerite of Wolf Lake. A sister preceded him in death. Funeral Friday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 7-25-1979
Erdly George Franklin, about 77, (b. 8-28-1871) and a lifelong resident of the Wolf Lake community, died Oct. 15, 1948 at his Wolf Lake home from a heart ailment. Surviving are a son, Floyd, Wolf Lake; three daughters, Vera and K. Marguerite at home, and Mrs. Theodore Miller, Wolf Lake; two brothers, Bert and Charles, Wolf Lake; and three sisters, Mrs. Leora Hartman of Cadillac, Mich., Mrs. Homer Seymoure, Albion, and Miss Blanche, Wolf Lake. Funeral Sunday at Wolf Lake Baptist Church. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 10-?-1948
Erdly Glen, about 43, formerly of the Wolf Lake community, was killed and five others injured in a two-car crash Jan. 23, 1950 near West Branch, Mich. He was Republican county chairman of Wexford County, Mich. and was well-known as a resort owner and real estate man. He was born June 11, 1904 in Wolf Lake, the son of Charles and the late Mrs. Erdly. He married Helen Kruger at Cadillac on April 20, 1935. He was an officer in the Conservation Dept. for 10 years. He had also worked as a detective for the Ann Arbor Railroad. After retiring from the railroad he purchased a store on Road M55 which he later sold. Surviving are his widow, his father, and a brother, Russell, now a resident of Sandusky, Ohio. Funeral Jan. 26 at Paterson Funeral Home. Burial, Maple Hill Cemetery. +1-?-1950
Erdly Ilah Alberta, youngest child of Bert and Emma Erdly was born on Oct. 13, 1921 and died Sept. 4, 1932, being 10 years, 10 months and 22 days old. She had been sick since July 13, first with fungus poisoning, then rheumatic fever and finally St. Vitus Dance. She leaves a father, mother, five sisters and three brothers. Funeral at the Baptist Church at Wolf Lake Tuesday. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. +9-?-1932
Erdly Jimmie, 48, of R. 1, Wawaka, died Tuesday at his residence from a heart attack. He was born Feb. 2, 1934 in Albion to Ace D. and Mary Aldine Erdly. His mother and stepfather, Mary and Glen Shroyer survive in Ligonier, as do two daughters, Mrs. Mark (Dennis) Wentworth of Cromwell, and Jamye Erdly of Rome City; a stepdaughter, Anita Clements of Avilla; a stepson, Kenny Gohn of Kendallville; two sisters, Mrs. Roger (Helen) Stangland of Albion, and Joan Harroff of Wolf Lake; one grandchild. He moved from Ligonier to Wawaka 13 years ago and was owner-operator of Erdly’s Disposal Service, Wolf Lake. Funeral Friday at Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 2-1-1983
Erdly Jimmie L, 60, of rural Ligonier, died January 3, 2010, at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born January 21, 1949, at Luckey Hospital, Wolf Lake, a son of Evart F. and Pauline (Bair) Erdly. He graduated from Wolf Lake High School in 1967 and attended Huntington College. On April 7, 1969 he was inducted in the U.S. Army. He served as an infantryman in Vietnam. On April 1, 1999, he was married to Norma J. Gray. He was the owner operator of the Kimmell Inn Tavern since 1988 and for the past four years he was the Veterans Service Officer for Noble County. His memberships included VFW Post 4717, Wolf Lake, American Legion Post 246, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Ligonier and Masonic Lodge, Cromwell. Surviving relatives include his wife, Norma; two brothers, Charles Erdly, Linton, Ind., and David (Sherry) Erdly of Albion. He was preceded in death by a brother, William Erdly; and sister, Kayanne Colen. Funeral Thursday at Smith & Sons Funeral home, Columbia City. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery with Indiana National Guard presenting honors. ^ 1-5-2010
Erdly Mary Ann, 69, (b. 12-1-1874) died at her home in Wolf Lake April 19 of a heart attack. She had lived in the Wolf Lake community nearly her whole life. Surviving are her husband, Frank; three daughters, Vera and Marguerite at home, and Mrs. Theodore Miller of Wolf Lake; one son, Floyd of Wolf Lake; three sisters, Mrs. Anna Dull and Mrs. Della Hensley, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Francis Dull of Toledo; and one brother, Stephen Jerraid of Columbia City. Funeral Friday at Wolf Lake Baptist Church. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 5-?-1944
Erdly Mary M was born April 1879 and died March 22, 1955. Services at Bonham & Miser’s March 25. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 3-?-1955
Erdly Pauline Jane, 93, of Wolf Lake, died Nov. 13, 2005 in Avalon Village at Ligonier. She was a member of Wolf lake United Methodist Church, Noble County Home Extension Club and Wolf Lake VFW Post 4714 Auxiliary. She graduated from Cromwell High School in 1930 and from Epworth School of Nursing in South Bend in 1935. She retired from Wolf Lake Medical Clinic after more than 50 years of nursing. She was born Dec. 18, 1911 in Allen County to Irvin Pius and Emma Rozilla (Hissong) Bair. On Nov. 4, 1938 she married Evart Faye Erdly. He died in 1978. Surviving are 4 sons and 2 daughters-in-law, William, and David and Sherry of Albion, Jimmy and Norma of Kimmell, and Charles of Linton; a sister, Katherine Brazel of Ligonier; a brother, Arthur Bair of Upland; 9 grandchildren, Anita Woodward, Lisa Parichia, Kimberly Coffman, Paulette Lannan, Katie, Tony, Timothy, Todd and David Erdly; 11 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Kayanne Colen in 1998; 2 sisters, Levanche Kugler and Alice Mynhier; a brother, Howard Bair; and a granddaughter, Tamara Erdly in 1965. Services Wednesday at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. ^ 11-14-2005
Erdly Vera, about 68, died July 11, 1967 at McCray Hospital. She was a lifelong resident of the Wolf Lake Community and had taught over 40 years in Green Twp and had retired. She was born Dec. 24, 1898 in Noble County, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Erdly. She is survived by a brother, Floyd of Cromwell; two sisters, Katherine Marguerite Erdly and Mrs. Sylvia Miller of Wolf Lake. Last rites last Friday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home in Albion. Burial, Wolf Lake Cemetery. + 7-?-1967
Erdly William E, 68, was found dead in his home Sept. 10, 2007. He had worked at Maumee Valley Corp. from 1965 to 1985. He owned and operated Erdly's Bait Store at Wolf Lake from 1990 to 1998 and then became a truck driver. A 1957 graduate of Wolf Lake High School, he was a graduate of International Business College; a U. S. Army veteran; a member of American Legion Post 246 in Albion and VFW Post 4717 in Wolf Lake. He was born June 27, 1939 in Wolf Lake to Evart F. and Pauline J. (Bair) Erdly. Surviving are 2 sons and daughters-in-law, Timothy and Carol and Todd and Laurie Erdly of Fort Wayne; 3 brothers, Charles of Linton, Jimmy of Kimmell and David of Wolf Lake; and 3 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister, Kayanne Colen. There will be no services. ^ 9-12-2007
Erickson Alice, 50, wife of Frank Erickson, died Monday from influenza and pneumonia. She is survived by the husband,; three sons, Murl of Boston, Mass., Ronald of South Bend, and Kenneth of LaOtto; one daughter, Mrs. R. A. Coil of Michigan City; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Elmer Cummings of Toronto, Can., and Mrs. Ellis Bolton of Swan. ~ 12-11-1918
Erickson Erma E, 65, who moved to Churubusco approximately 20 years ago from Fort Wayne, died today in St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne. Surviving are the husband, George Ronald; 3 daughters, Mrs. Fred Norris, Mrs. Phil Dowell and Mrs. Orval McBride, Churubusco; a son, Gordon, Churubusco; her father, John Walter Galloway, Columbia City; a brother, Russell, Livingston, Mont.; and 11 grandchildren. She was a member of the Bethany Presbyterian Church, Fort Wayne. Funeral Sunday in the Christian Chapel. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. * No date
Erickson Gunder was born in Norway in 1828 and died at Kendallville May 1877. It was during the summer of 1838 when a ravage of disease was among the settlers of Noble County that a colony of 16 Norwegians landed in Noble County and set up an encampment near Wolf Lake upon the farm known as the Kitt farm in Noble Twp. They were under the leadership of Ole Herbranson and had with them an interpreter. Not being accustomed to the climate and being almost without shelter it was not long before they were prostrated by sickness and in a short time death entered the encampment and among the first that died was the interpreter. This left them in a deplorable condition, and in a short time 6 of the number died and were buried almost in one grave. Among the number were the father and mother of young Erickson. He was taken to the home of Isaac Bartley, who though at that time a poor man still had the humanity to pity the poor orphan. He found a home with kind protectors for a time when Col. John Spencer of Fort Wayne took him to his home and sent him to school at Fort Wayne. He soon acquired a knowledge of the English language which he also learned to read. He eventually graduated from Rush Medical College. He commenced the practice of medicine at Lisbon in Noble County. Subsequently he lived in Swan whence he removed to Kendallville where he died. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and will be missed by his widow and children. In 1874 he removed the remains of his father and mother and of the other emigrants who were buried near Wolf Lake, and interred them in the cemetery at Kendallville, where his dust shall repose. Albion New Era 6-7-1877
Erickson Nellie R, 87, LaOtto native of Fort Wayne, died in Indian Village Health Center Dec. 12. Services were in Fort Wayne Dec. 14. She is survived by a son, Wyatt Weaver, and a sister, Mrs. Clifford E. Simon, both of Fort Wayne; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Burial, Lindenwood Cemetery. ~ 12-15-1977 + 2-12-1977
Erickson Zelda A, 82, died Wednesday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Her husband, Charles Kenneth Erickson, preceded her in death in 1986. Surviving are a daughter, Martha Niman of Churubusco; a stepdaughter, Marianne Bedwell of Fort Wayne; a sister, Nellie Moon of Ligonier; seven grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Services Saturday in Eel River Baptist Church in Churubusco. Burial, Swan Cemetery. + 1-24-1990
Erne Jean A, 58, of Rome City, died Dec. 15, 2007 at Kendallville Manor Health Care Center. She graduated from East Noble High School in 1970 and attended Ivy Tech in Fort Wayne. She was a U. S. Army veteran. She was born in Kendallville on Sept. 10, 1949 to Charles and Rosemary (Stark) Sparrow. She married Ronald Erne on June 24, 1972 in Kendallville. Surviving are her husband and a niece. Two brothers and a sister preceded her in death. Graveside service at Sparta Cemetery. ^ 12-19-2007
Ernest Clifton J, 68, of 630A Drake Terrace Apartments, died Tuesday in VA Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born in DeKalb County July 3, 1916, the son of Marion and Rose (Zimmerman) Ernest. On June 17, 1955 in Valdosta, Ga., he married Geraldine Leins, who is his only survivor. He was a veteran of WW II and had been employed by Taylor-Made. Graveside services Thursday at Christian Union Cemetery. + 6-18-1985
Ernsberger Eva G, 78, of Kendallville, died Thursday at her residence. A resident of Kendallville since 1945, she was born in LaGrange County on March 26, 1904 to Alan and Minnie (Walter) Hart. On Oct. 22, 1923 in LaGrange, she married Theodore W. Ernsberger, who died Jan. 25, 1953. She was a dietician and cook and had been employed at the Kendallville Nutrition Site the past seven years. She was a member of Mitchell Street United Methodist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Dorothy) Windle of Kendallville, and Mrs. Charles (Wava) Schindler of Howe; a son, Wilbur of R. 2, Kendallville; three sisters, Mae Kammerer and June Swartz, Kendallville, and Vemba Meyer, Wolcottville; a brother, Ernest of Kendallville; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. A sister and three brothers preceded her in death. Services Thursday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-28-1982
Ernsberger Greg Alan, 59, of Kendallville, died Oct. 7, 2008 at his home. He was born in Garrett, Ind. on Feb. 6, 1949 to Wilbur and Marjorie (Wentworth) Ernsberger and raised by his grandparents, Eva and Theodore Ernsberger and Don and Dorothy Windle. He graduated from East Noble High School in 1967 and married Carolyn Wilson on Nov. 14, 1981 in Plymouth, Ind. He was employed with Coachmen Industries in Middlebury for 18 years and had worked at Newnam Foundry for about 10 years. He was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist in Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; his daughters and sons-in-law, Tami and Kevin Parks, Trudy and Tim Yates and Tara and Kevin Ortiz of Kendallville, Elizabeth and Adam Kugler of Avilla; his sons, Joseph and Jennifer Ernsberger of Kendallville and Tyler Malott of Avilla; grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Kelsey and Eli Parks, MacKenzie, Brie and Nic Weimer, Trevor and Jena Yates, Alexis and Brycen Ortiz, Ryan and Kara McLaughlin, Gage and Cale Ernsberger, Blaine, Addison and Keegan Sparkman, and Isla Kugler; his brothers, Dave Windle, Randy and David Rouch and Kerry, Roy and Ray Ernsberger; his sisters, Pat Cantwell, Cheryl Hart, Jennifer Huffman and Sherri Dalrymple. He was preceded in death by his mother on Feb. 3, 2000. Services Saturday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 10-9-2008
Ernsberger Wilbur H, 81, died January 19, 2009, in St. Joe Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was a farmer, and worked at Newnam Foundry in Kendallville for over 30 years. He was born in LaGrange County on September 5, 1927, to Theodore W. and Eva G. (Hart) Ernsberger. He married Treva J. Emerick in Kendallville on September 3, 1954. Surviving Are his wife; a daughter and son-in law, Sherrie and Richard Dalrymple of Kendallville; three sons and daughters-in law, Kerry and Tena Ernsberger of Avilla, Roy and Lori Ernsberger of Kendallville, and Ray and Lilian Ernsberger of Kendallville; many grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his sisters, Wava Schindler, and Dorothy Windle, and a son, Greg A. Ernsberger. Funeral Jan. 22 at Young Family Funeral Home. Burial, lake View Cemetery. ^ 1-20-2008
Ervin Ann Elizabeth, wife of James, 66, died at her home in LaOtto Oct. 14 of peritonitis following a siege of typhoid fever. She was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church. Funeral Monday. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ^ 10-20-1905
Ervin Harry died at St. Joseph’s Hospital at Fort Wayne Wednesday after a brief illness from appendicitis. He leaves a father, mother, sister, wife and 2 little girls. He was about 30 years of age. ^ 3-8-1901 Funeral Thursday. Burial, Swan Cemetery. ^ 3-15-1901
Ervin Michael Kent, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Ervin, formerly of Albion, now of Goshen, died in Denver, Colo., was returned to Yoder Culp Funeral Home in Goshen for services Wednesday. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 3-?-1974
Erwin Georgiana, about 88, died at the Anderson Nursing Home, Goshen, March 22, 1969. She was born in Ohio Feb. 16, 1881. She had resided in Bremen and Howe before making her home in Albion. She moved to Goshen in 1966. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Copp of Ohio. Surviving are one son, Marion of Goshen; and one grandson. Two sisters and one brother preceded her in death. She served eight years as deputy county clerk during the two terms in that office which her sister, Mrs. Frances Bean, was elected. She was a long-time member of the Albion OES and American Legion Auxiliary. She had operated a restaurant in the lower west half of the opera house building which is now occupied by the Noble County Abstract Office. Funeral March 25 at Bonham, Miser & Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 3-?-1969
Erwin H Clayton died Saturday of anemia and heart trouble. He was born March 18, 1865 at Middletown, O., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank B. Erwin. Three brothers died in infancy, and survivors include the widow and a brother, Robert. He was graduated from the Boston School of Technology and was a paper maker by trade. Twenty-seven years ago he moved to Noble County, locating in Perry Twp where he at one time served as trustee. He served as auditor of Noble County one term, retiring about five years ago. For the past five years he had been a resident of Ligonier and was identified with the Blazed Trail Garage as business manager. Funeral Tuesday at Presbyterian Church in Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 1-?-1928
Erwin Helen, 85, of Albion, died Nov. 3, 20005 at Warren Methodist Home. She and her husband were school teachers for over 25 years in Albion and Goshen school systems. She was a member of Albion First Presbyterian Church. She was born July 17, 1920 in Warren to Samuel Howard and Edith Emma (Johnson) Thompson. She married Marion Erwin on June 6, 1947 in Warren. He died in 1996. Surviving is a sister, Mary Dungan of Huntington. She was also preceded in death by a son, Michael; and a sister, Elaine Thompson. Services Monday at Brazzell Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. ^ 11-5-2005
Erwin Herbert Martin, son of Perry and Damie Erwin, was born March 1, 1910 and died July 11, 1926, aged 16 years, 4 months and 10 days from Bright’s disease. He leaves the parents, three brothers, five sisters, and two half-brothers, Otho and Cecil Weaver. One sister and two brothers preceded him in death. + 7-?-1926
Erwin Joanna, 76, died at the family home in Kendallville on Sunday from the infirmities of age. Surviving are the husband, E. P.; one daughter, Mrs. Edith Kramer of South Bend; one son, Will of Columbus, O.; and one sister, Mrs. Eva Rarick of South Bend. Funeral Tuesday from the late home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 6-?-1936
Eschman Caroline, 69, was found dead in her room this morning at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gustav Sprandel on S. Oak St. Since the death of her son, the late Charles Eschman, she had resided with the Sprandels. Funeral from the German Lutheran Church Monday. ^ 6-26-1909
Eshelman - Mr. J. J. Eshelman, the Mitchell St. butcher, lost his infant child, 3 weeks old, Thursday. Funeral today. This is the third time his family circle has been broken by death. ^ 4-12-1889
Eshelman Clifford G, 70, Wolcottville, died July 16 in LaGrange County Hospital of an apparent heart attack. He was born July 15, 1907 in Woodruff and married Frances Zook in Bristol on Dec. 9, 1931. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 380, Wolcottville, the Wolcottville OES, Fort Wayne Scottish Rite, and Kendallville Elks Club. Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Eugene (Mable) Combs, Hamlet, and Mrs. Jack (Cheryl) Stevens, Albion; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother, Wilbur, South Bend; and two sisters, Mrs. Marcile Whybrew, Elkhart, and Dorothy Dankert, Toledo, Ohio. Funeral July 19 in Hutchins-William Funeral Home in Wolcottville. Burial, Woodland Cemetery. + 7-16-1977
Eshelman Dale M, 93, died April 16, 2005 at Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. He was born in Woodruff on Sept. 6, 1911 to Harold and Myrtle (Shipe) Eshelman. He was a graduate of Wolcottville High School. He married Harriett Prentice on April 5, 1931. She died Dec. 28, 1986. He then married Grace Bordner Nott on Nov. 25, 1987 in Kendallville. He was employed with Flint & Walling and National Mill Supply Co. in Fort Wayne before retiring in 1973 after 30 years of service. He was a member of Faith United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Margaret Tarney and Robert Ewing of Kendallville, and Carol and Frank Austin of Crown Point; 5 grandchildren and spouses, Jill and Steve Tagtmeyer, Jon and Jill Tarney, Lynnette Needham, Brett and Patti Needham and Bryce and Lori Needham; great-grandchildren, Danielle Tagtmeyer, Ashley, Aislinn, Sean, Alyse and Isaac Tarney, Mandy and Scott Lawrence and Chad Needham; 3 stepchildren; and 3 sisters and their husbands, Nancy Chandler Bassett of Fort Wayne, Donnabelle and Hugh Brill of Wolcottville and Dorothy and Martin Blakley of Fort Wayne. Preceding him in death were 3 brothers, Ernest, Paul and Norris. Services Monday at Faith United Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 4-17-2005
Eshelman George D, 38, unmarried and native of Kendallville, committed suicide Sunday at the home of his brother, Harold, near Woodruff, while in a fit of despondency over ill health. Taking a shotgun, he used a wire to discharge the weapon, the charge entering his head. He had been afflicted with epilepsy. He was born in Kendallville, the son of the late John and Mary Eshelman. For years the father conducted a meat market here and the family resided on N. Main St. After leaving here they moved to a farm near Woodruff. Surviving are the mother; 2 brothers, Harold and Verne of Woodruff, and a sister, Mrs. Ruth Smith of Louisville. He requested the funeral be at the Woodruff Evangelical Church. Funeral has been set for Tuesday. ^ 9-17-1934
Eshelman Grace Nott, 96, of Kendallville, died Dec. 5, 2012 at Lutheran Life Villages, Kendallville. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on Oct. 8, 1916 to Joseph and Gertrude (Vandergrift) Bordner. She graduated from Cromwell High School in 1934 and married Basil Nott on Sept. 8, 1934 in Albion. He died on March 29, 1975. She married Dale Eshelman on Nov. 25, 1987. He died April 16, 2005. She was employed with McCray Refrigeration. She was a member of DAR and Faith United Methodist Church in Kendallville. Survivors include a daughter, Juanita and John Williamson of Kendallville; a son, Tom and Cheri Nott of South Milford; 6 grandchildren, Kim and Matt Beerbower, Craig and Michelle Conrad, Kelly and Steve Hipskind, Tracey Seward, Kerry and Angie Nott,  Ryan and Jenny Nott and Sherrie and Joh Larimer; 16 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; and a sister, Geri and Jack Messner of Maple Plains, Minn. She was preceded in death by her son, Basil Nott Jr, April 28, 2007; 2 sisters, Leona Rowe and Dorothy Hasselman; and 2 brothers, Leonard and Weldon Bordner. Funeral Dec. 8 at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Orange Cemetery. ^ 12-7-2012
Eshelman Harriet E, 82, 822 Riley Road, died Sunday at McCray Hospital. Born Feb. 17, 1904 in Kendallville, she was the daughter of Earl R. "Shorty" and Pauline (Eichelbaugh) Prentice. She lived all but four years of her life in Kendallville. On April 5, 1931 she married Dale M. Eshelman in Kendallville. A member of Faith United Methodist Church, Kendallville, she had served as organist and pianist for the church. She also sang in the church choir and taught Sunday School. In the 1920’s she played cello in the Fort Wayne Symphony. She was a piano and organ teacher for more than 50 years. Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Warren (Margaret) Tarney, Kendallville, and Mrs. Jerry (Carol) Needham of Crown Point; five grandchildren, Mrs. Steven (Jill) Tagtmeyer of Fremont, Jon Tarney of LaGrange, Lynnette and Bryce Needham of Crown Point and Brett Needham of LaCrosse; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 12-28-1986
Eshelman Hugh Edwin, 66, of Sylvan Lake, died unexpectedly June 10, 2009 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. He had been the owner and operator of Eshelman Excavating in Kendallville since 1972 and later started Eshelman Sand and Gravel. He was born in Kendallville on March 15, 1943 to Paul and Ruth (Smith) Eshelman. He graduated from Kendallville High School in 1961 and served in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam era. He married Cathleen Ellsworth on July 6, 1963 in Kendallville. He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church and Elks and Eagles lodges. Surviving are his wife; 2 daughters, Heather and Josh Molen of Rome City and Chris and Scott Koegler of Kendallville; his mother, Ruth Swogger of Kendallville; grandchildren, Zachary, Nicholas, Jordan and Taylor Koegler and Alexander, Trevor and Elizabeth Molen; a brother, Wayne and Beverly Eshelman of Kendallville; and 2 sisters, his twin, Sharon and DeWayne Lockwood of Waterloo and Eleanor and Hubert Kugler of Butler. He was preceded in death by his father in 1976. Funeral June 13 at Zion Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 6-11-2008
Eshelman Levi, son of Joseph and Mary Eshelman, was born in Brookfield, Stark County, Ohio, and died Feb. 12, 1908, at the home of his son, Leroy in LaGrange County at the age of 69 years 5 months and 22 days. He came with his parents from Ohio to LaGrange county in 1850 and located on the farm now known as the Eshelman homestead near Woodruff. He married Nancy A. Newman on Sept. 22, 1861. They had 7 children - John J., George F., Leroy L., Mary E., Henry E., Harvey G. and Nellie. All are now living. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Noble County on Dutch St. and there resided for about 7 years, and then moved to a farm east of Adams Lake and 2 years later moved to the old homestead where they spent the remainder of their years with the exception of about 67 years in retirement in Wolcottville. He was a member of the Evangelical Association since 1863. Funeral at the Woodruff Church. ^ 2-20-1908
Eshelman Paul R, 63, R. 1, died at his residence late Sunday. He was born May 28, 1913 in LaGrange County to Harold and Myrtle Shipe Eshelman. On Oct. 13, 1934 he married Ruth Smith in Noble County. He was employed as a farmer and was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Hubert (Eleanor) Kugler, Hudson, and Mrs. DeWayne (Sharon) Lockwood, Waterloo; two sons, Paul Wayne and Hugh, Kendallville; three sisters, Mrs. James (Nancy) Chandler, Wolcottville, Mrs. Hugh (Donnabelle) Brill, Wolcottville, and Mrs. Martin (Dorothy) Blakley, Fort Wayne; two brothers, Dale, Kendallville, and Norris, Wolcottville; and eight grandchildren. Services Wednesday in Zion Lutheran Church. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 10-?-1976
Eshenbaugh Leon E, 64, Rome City, died Wednesday in Grinnell, Iowa at the home of his daughter. He was a retired Teamster driver for Hawthorne Mellody Farms Dairy. He lived in the South Bend area for several years. He was born Oct. 30, 1912 in Nappanee. He married Fanchon Wilson on June 20, 1936 in Goshen. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Raynold J. Rydzinski, Grinnell, Ia.; two sisters, Mrs. Oliver J. Smith, Mishawaka; and Mrs. Gerald E. Marvel, South Bend; and five grandchildren. He was a member of Scottish Rite, Teamsters Union and Church of God at Rome City. Funeral Sunday at A. M. Manuel Funeral Home in North Liberty, Ind. Burial, Orange Cemetery. +10-?-1977
Esher Dora Catherine, daughter of Mary and Hiram Higerman, was born Dec. 6, 1874 in Ohio. In 1893 she went to Chicago where she married George E. Esher Aug. 15, 1899. While in that city she became a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. She died July 18, 1916, aged 41 years, 7 months and 12 days. She leaves the husband, two brothers and one sister. ~ 7-26-1916
Espinoza Elliot Cruz, infant son of Isais Jr. and Laura Crossley Espinoza, died Sept. 23, 2003. He was born in Parkview Noble Hospital. Surviving are his parents; a brother, Isais; and 3 grandparents. Services today in Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. ^ 9-27-2003
Espinoza Sandra Lee, 22, of Taylor County, Fla., and formerly of LaGrange was found dead Thursday in Taylor County, a victim of homicide. She was born in Kendallville Jan. 19, 1966, the daughter of Madge and Mary (Collins) Bolen. In June 1985 in South Milford she married Raymond R. Espinoza. She moved from LaGrange to Florida seven months ago. Surviving are her parents at R. 3, LaGrange; her husband; a daughter, Nichole at home; two sisters, Aileen Hunt and Pamela Stokes, Kendallville; a brother, Granville of LaGrange; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Granville Bolen, LaGrange. Services Saturday in South Milford Independent Baptist Church. Burial, Brushy Chapel Cemetery. + 2-18-1988
Estep Mildred, 85, of R. 1, Wawaka, died Monday in Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie. She was born Feb. 3, 1896 in Ingals, the daughter of Hervey and Clementine (Blanton) Walker. She moved to Yorktown in 1919 and to Wawaka in 1956. She was a member of the Yorktown Church of the Nazarene and attended church in Wawaka. Her husband, William O. died in 1957. Surviving are three daughter, Wanda Miller of Wawaka, Mrs. Richard M. (Martha) Driscoll of Muncie, and Patricia Berg of Ewa Beach, Hawaii; five sons, James R. and Harold, Yorktown, William Jr., Muncie, H. L. "Bud" of Anderson, and Robert of Chesterfield; 21 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Services Wednesday in Richman Funeral Home, Yorktown. Burial, Huntsville Cemetery, southeast of Anderson. + 1-4-1982
Esterline Howard W "Howdy", 74, R. 4, Albion, died May 3, 1982 in Whitley County Hospital. He served as a captain in the Fort Wayne Fire Dept., retiring in 1963 after 27 years of service. He was a native of Fort Wayne and a member of Zion Lutheran Church. Survivors include his wife, Matilda E.; three son, Howard J., Jack L. and Thomas D., Fort Wayne; and two sisters, Josephine Pooler and Mary Ditton, Fort Wayne. Funeral Thursday in D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home. Burial, Covington Memorial Gardens. + 5-5-1982
Esterline Matilda E, 73, of Albion, died Monday at Miller’s Merry Manor, Columbia City. Her husband, Howard W. died in 1982. Surviving are three sons, Howard, Jack and Thomas D.; two sisters, Lydia Nord and Emily Puff; and a brother, Wilmer Wiebke, all Fort Wayne. Services Wednesday at D. O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home. Burial, Covington Memorial Gardens. + 12-5-1983
Esterline Robert W, 79, Fort Wayne, died July 4, 1987 at Parkview Hospital. He was born in Allen County on March 9, 1908 to Albert and Liemana Ambler Esterline. He was married on May 10, 1931 in Jefferson Twp to Frances L. Schinbeckler. She died June 8,1987. He worked at General Electric in Fort Wayne for over 25 years as a foreman. He was a member of Jefferson Chapel United Methodist Church and the Roanoke F&AM 195. Surviving are two daughters, Elousie Damba of Roanoke and Mrs. John (Beverly) Fleming of Garrett; two sons, Meredith and Larry, Fort Wayne; six grandchildren and one great-grandson; three brothers, Ralph of Fort Wayne, Ray of Columbia City, and Walter of Florida; a sister, Mrs. James (Alice) Linton of Arcola. Three brothers and one sister are deceased. Service Tuesday at Jefferson Chapel Church. Burial, Jefferson Chapel Cemetery. + 7-4-1987
Estlick Lydia, 81, the former Lydia Luckey, widow of the late T. I. Estlick, died at her home in Ruby, Wash., Aug. 3, 1948. She was a former Noble County citizen and at one time taught school in various places in this county. Noble County relatives surviving are two sisters and one brother, Mrs. Homer Starkey and Mrs. Daniel S. Hontz of near Wolf Lake, Joseph Luckey of near Churubusco. She had resided in Washington for over 30 years. + 8-?-1943
Estlick Mirwood A, 45, died at Luckey Hospital from heart trouble. He was a nephew of Dr. J. E. Luckey and is survived by a widow, a daughter and his mother, Mrs. Lydia Estlick. In recent years the family lived at Ruby, Wash. ^ 1-19-1934
Estrada Hazel M, 82, 103 N. Lincoln, died Wednesday at the Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. She was born March 30, 1888 in La Crosse, Wis., the daughter of Martin W. and Ella Jennings Garrison and was married in 1926 to Charles Estrada, who died May 8, 1953. She lived in the Kendallville area since 1933, moving here from New York City. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Harold (Dorothy) Hossinger of R. 3; two grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. One daughter and one sister preceded her in death. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church where services were held Friday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ~ 8-6-1970 + 7-?-1970
Etter Mildred, 87, formerly of LaOtto, died November 28, 2002 in Eaglewood Care Center in Springfield, Ohio. She was born in Humphreys County, Tenn. Her husband, Thomas Dewey Etter, died in 1998. Surviving are a son, David of Fairborn, Ohio; and 3 grandchildren, Brian, Stacia and Lance. A homemaker, she had lived in Urbana, Ohio. Graveside services Monday in Wyley Cemetery in Waverly, Tenn. ~12-5-2002
Ettinger Martha M Lough, 94, of 200 Kenney Circle Dr., Ligonier, died Saturday in Kenney Retirement Community in Ligonier. She was born May 15, 1895 in Ligonier, the daughter of Morton C. and Thirza (Prickett) Pollock. On June 13, 1965 in Detroit, Mich., she married Marlin C. Ettinger, who died in 1970. A lifetime area resident except when she lived in Angola, she was a retired school teacher for the Steuben County school system. She was a 1913 graduate of Angola High School and 1914 graduate of Tri-State College where she received an AB degree in art. She served two terms as Ligonier clerk-treasurer. In 1955 she was the recipient of the Tri-State College Distinguished Service Award. Surviving are a daughter, Marilyn Pattinson of Boca Raton, Fla.; a son, James E. Lough of Syracuse; three stepsons, Marlin H. Ettinger of Lavonia, Mich., Donald H. Ettinger of Royal Oak, Mich., and Bruce L. Ettinger of Rochester, Minn.; a sister Jeanette Holderness of Angola; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Two sons, Robert and Jack Lough; a daughter Avonelle Lough; and a sister preceded her in death. Services Wednesday in Orr Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 7-15-1989
Eulitt Clyde Wilbur "Bill", 63, Fort Wayne, died there Oct. 6. He was born and raised in Kendallville. He graduated from Kendallville High School and worked several years in his youth at Central Drug Store. He was employed as a cabinetmaker for Roethele Building Materials. Survivors include his wife, Betty Kern Eulitt; two daughters, Mrs. Sue Ann Forker, and Miss Sally Jean, Fort Wayne; one son, Earl Jerome, Auburn; one brother, Earl, Toledo, Ohio; and two sisters, Doris Glant, Elkhart, and Mrs. Kenneth (Mabel) Emerick, R. 1, Angola. Services Oct. 8 in Klaehn’s Wayne St. Chapel, Fort Wayne. + 10-?-1976
Evans Abel, 71, was fatally hurt Saturday in a fall from his wagon, presumably affected from the heat, while unloading hay at his farm near Cromwell, where he was found dead by Wayne Archer. Funeral Sunday at the M. E. Church in Cromwell. Burial, Byers Cemetery. + 9-?-1937
Evans Alice, 87, of Syracuse, died Wednesday at the Simpson Nursing Home, Goshen. She was born in Ohio Sept. 18, 1868 to James and Margaret (Kern) Evans. She resided south of Cromwell for many years and the children attended Cromwell School. Surviving are six children, Mrs. Court (Grace) Slabaugh and Mrs. Melburn (Carrie) Rapp, Syracuse, Mrs. Agnes Mawhorter, Wawaka; three sons, Ralph of Fort Wayne, Everett of Denver, Colo., and Dr. A. L. of Gary; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral Friday at Harris Funeral Home, Syracuse. Burial, Byers Cemetery west of Cromwell. + 5-?-1956
Evans Dora I, about 77, died Nov. 26, 1956 at her Albion home. She was a native of LaGrange County but had lived in Albion about half a century. She was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, OES, Pythian Sisters Lodge, Royal Neighbors Lodge and the Women’s Benefit Association. Surviving are the husband, William J.; one daughter, Mrs. Donald Barcus of Albion; one son, Harry of Lafayette; five grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Funeral was Wednesday at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 11-?-1956
Evans Ettie Ann was born in LaGrange County Jan. 17, 1865 to Charles B. and Agnes F. Ellsworth. One brother, Elmer and the parents have died. She was married to Hascal J. Evans in 1890, and in 1901 the family moved to Albion where they continued to reside. Beside the husband, she is survived by three children, Ernest C. of Hillsdale, Okla., Mrs. Leroy Johnson of Houston, Texas, and Mrs. Lauren C. Smith of Albion; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She suffered a stroke prior to dying on June 3, 1944. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Services at Bonham’s Funeral Home June 6. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 6-?-1944
Evans Florence Jamison, 47, former Cromwell resident, died Saturday in Dallas, Texas of a heart attack. Surviving are a brother, Clarence of Cadiz, Ohio; and three sisters, Mrs. Cleo Ratrie of Garrett, Mrs. Helen Hawk, Long Beach, Calif., and Mrs. Ruth Baker of Kendallville. Funeral today in Henney Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 10-?-1947
Evans Harry R, 62, of Lafayette, Ind., died Aug. 12 in Lafayette. Surviving are the wife, Maida; one son, Walter, Ypsilanti, Mich.; three daughters, Dora May, Clearwater, Fla., Katherine, Lafayette, Wanda, Washington D.C.; several grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Loretta Barcus of Albion. Services will be Aug. 14, + 8-?-1963
Evans Hascal J, about 88, (b. 2-13-1864) died March 21, 1952 at McCray Hospital. He was a retired painter and decorator, one of our old and respected residents. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lauren Smith of Albion, and Mrs. Leroy Johnson of Houston, Texas; a son, Ernest of Hillsdale, Okla.; two brothers, William J. of Albion, and Hartman of Goshen; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Services Monday from Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 3-?-1952
Evans Joseph Smith, 75, died at the home of his niece, Mrs. Heinzelman near Cromwell on Tuesday. Surviving are two sisters. Funeral Thursday afternoon at Salem Church. + 6-?-1936
Evans Lillie J, 80, (b. 10-10-1863) lifelong resident of Albion, died Oct. 1, 1944 at the Wogoman Convalescent Home in Kendallville. Her only son, Forrest, died in 1940. Funeral Tuesday at Bonham & Miser Funeral Home. Burial, Albion Cemetery. + 10-?-1944
Evans Lydia, 74, was born in Ross County, Ohio in 1814 and died at Wolf Lake March 21, 1888. She came to Indiana in 1838 and settled near Benton, Elkhart County, afterward moving to Wolf Lake, where she died. + 1888 ^ 6-8-1888
Evans Sylvia Ellen, 81, of Kendallville, died Tuesday last week at the home of her brother, Perry Forker of Detroit, where she had gone to visit. Surviving are three brothers, James of near Kendallville, James of Kendallville, and Perry of Detroit. (Obit lists James twice.) Funeral Friday from the Church of Christ, Kendallville. + 9-?-1936
Evans William J, 79, (b. 7-22-1880) died Aug. 9, 1959 at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Don Barcus at Lower Long Lake. He was a retired rural Albion mail carrier, having been engaged in that capacity for 50 years prior to his retirement some years ago. He was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, the Masonic Lodge and the Knights of Pythias. Also surviving is one son, Harry, now a retired state police radio technician; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and a brother. Funeral Tuesday at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Albion. Burial, Rose Hill Cemetery. + 8-?-1959
Everett George C, 73, Kendallville, died Friday in McCray Hospital. Born May 21, 1906 in Pittsburg, Ill., he was the son of Bennett and Arzela (Collins) Everett. He married Jewel Williams July 11, 1927 in Crown Point. He had resided in Kendallville the past 11 years since moving here from Gary where he was a loader for U. S. Steel. He was a member of the Kendallville Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite. He was also associated with the Kendallville Coast to Coast Store in Village Square Shopping Center. Survivors include his wife; a son, Leonard, R. 3, Kendallville; a sister, Mrs. Bertie Taylor, Hammond; three brothers, Jess, Fla., Glenn, Marysville, Ind., Buck, Lake Station, Ind.; and five grandchildren. Two sisters and a twin brother, John, preceded him in death. Services Tuesday at Murman & Wilson Funeral Home in Johnston City. Burial will be in Number 8 Cemetery in Johnston City. + 6-?-1979
Everett Oleva G, 90, of Fort Wayne, died Dec. 4, 1996 in Woodview Healthcare. She was a Garrett native. Her husband, Arthur, died in 1993. Surviving are a daughter, Donna Grabill of LaOtto; a son, Henry Zimmerman of Garrett; a sister, Marie Dunn of Fort Wayne; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral Saturday in Ascension Lutheran Church. Burial, Covington Memorial Gardens. ~ 12-12-1996
Everetts Erma W, 51, R. R. 1, Avilla, died Jan. 16, in the emergency room at Garrett Hospital. Funeral was held in McKee Funeral Home in Garrett. She was born Jan. 2, 1917, in Allen County, near Poe, Indiana. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. Herman Graft of R. R. 1, Avilla. She was married April 3, 1953 to Andrew B. Everetts in East Lansing, Mich., who survives, along with one son, Jack Wetzel of Fort Wayne; a brother, Delbert Graft, R. R. 1, Avilla; a sister, (line missing). ~ 1-25-1968
Evers Angela L, 27, wife of Harold I. Evers of Kendallville, died in Lakeside Hospital Tuesday following an emergency obstetrical operation Sunday. Born on a farm two miles east of Avilla, the daughter of Albert and Milo Shutta, she was employed by the Kendallville News-Sun several years. Surviving are her husband; her parents; two sisters, Virginia of Kendallville, and Betty at home; one brother, Edward, also at home. Funeral is this morning at Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kendallville. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 2-?-1938
Evers Constance J, 80, of Kendallville, died July 2, 2004 at her son's home at Big Long Lake in LaGrange County. She was the owner of Connie's Shoe Store, and more recently Connie's Flea Market which she started in 1953. She was a member of Noble Chapter 122 OES and VFW Women's Auxiliary. She was born Sept. 11, 1923 in Kendallville to Frank and Jessie (Campbell) Reed. She graduated from Kendallville High School in 1941. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Sharon Evers of Wolcottville; a granddaughter and her husband, Julie and Ron Olin of Morenci, Mich.; 2 great-grandchildren, Brandon and Kara Keezer; a sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Marion Halferty of Albion. She was preceded in death by a brother, Frank L. Reed Jr. Services Sunday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial later in Lake View Cemetery. ^ 7-3-2004
Evers Emily, 76, of Kendallville, lifelong resident of Noble County, was found dead in bed Saturday at the home of her son, James, with whom she has made her home the past 13 years. Surviving are 4 sons and one daughter, Joseph and James Evers and Mrs. Rose Uhl of Kendallville, John of Knoxville, Tenn., and David of Wakarusa. Funeral Monday from the James Evers home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. Noble Co Democrat 12-2-1926
Evers Evelyn R, 86, of Kentland, died August 2, 2006. She was born July 1, 1913 in Noble County to Herman and Mary Lash of Avilla. She married Robert J. Evers on July 3, 1937. He died April 25, 1996. Surviving are 3 sons and daughters-in-law, Lee and Cindy of Elkhart, Ray and Mary of Joliet, Ill., and James and Charlotte of Raub, Ind.; 2 daughters and sons-in-law, Ann and Gervis Schafer of Syracuse and Kay and Jerry Rafferty of Franklin; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 4 sisters and a brother. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers and a sister. A registered nurse, she had lived in Kentland since 1947 and had owned and operated the rendering plant in Kentland. Services at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Kentland. Burial, Fairlawn Cemetery, Kentland. ~ 8-24-2006
Evers Howard, 33, died Monday at his home three miles northeast of Kendallville. He had lived all his life in Noble County on a farm. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Emily Thompson, east of here. Funeral Wednesday at the residence. + 2-?-1942
Evers Joe, 63, of Kendallville, died Thursday from a heart attack while driving his truck near Albion. Passing motorists noticing the unusual position of the car found him dead at the wheel. He was a fertilizer dealer and manufacturer, known to almost every farmer in the county from whom he collected dead stock. Survivors include a son, a daughter, one sister and two brothers. + 11-?-1937
Evers Maynard Paul, 82, of Sturgis, died July 26, 2004 in southwestern Missouri while on vacation. Survivors include a son, Terron of Kendallville; a sister Helen Berkes of Angola; and 2 stepdaughters. No services. ^ 8-12-2004
Evers Rose K, 90, R. 1, Kendallville, died Friday at Betz Nursing Home in Auburn. She was born in Noble County April 16, 1888, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerhard Drerup. She was married to James H. Evers, who died in 1966. She was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Helen) Berkes, Angola; two sons, Robert, Kentland, Ind., and Maynard, Longmont, Colo.; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Two sons, two sisters and five brothers preceded her in death. Services at Faith United Methodist Church Monday. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 3-?-1978
Evers Terron L, died Oct. 26, 2011 at the C.W. Gertsenberg Hospice Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. He was born in Kendallville on Aug. 27, 1943 to Maynard and Constance (Reed) Evers. He graduated from Avilla High School in 1961 and served in the U.S. Army. He worked for Tower Automotive for 28 years, retiring in 2007. He is survived by his wife, Sharon (Elmer); one daughter, Julie and Ron Olin of Mich.; 3 stepdaughters; 2 grandchildren, Brandon and Kaycee (Prats) Keezer of Maryland and Kara and Dale Goldsmith of Mich.; 8 stepgrandchilden. Memorial service Nov. 12 at Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville. ^ 10-30-2011
Eversman Rose A, 56, died unexpectedly July 16, 2001 at home in Kendallville. She was a graduate of Ravenscroft Beauty College, Fort Wayne. She was born June 21, 1945 in Kendallville to James and Opal (Moore) Wade. Surviving are her husband, Stan Eversman of Fort Wayne; 2 sons, Douglas and Eric of Fort Wayne; and a sister, June Fishback of Indianapolis. Services Saturday at Hite Funeral Home. Burial, Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne. ^ 7-20-2001
Eversole Everett J, 70, of Ligonier, died Saturday of a heart attack at McCray Hospital. Born May 21, 1896 in Goshen, he had lived for the past 50 years in Ligonier. A retired carpenter, he was married May 29, 1924 in Goshen to Mae Todd. He was a member of Ligonier Masonic Lodge, OES and Fort Wayne Scottish Rite. Survivors include the widow; and two sisters, Mrs. Hubert Stump, Ligonier, and Mrs. Wesley Squires, Brimfield. Funeral Tuesday at Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 9-?-1966
Eversole Mae, 71, 804 S. Main St., was found dead yesterday at her home from an apparent heart attack. She was born May 1, 1899 in Hancock County, Ohio to Mell and Anna (Madouse) Podd and was married in 1924 in Pierceton to Everett Eversole. He died in 1966. She was a retired school teacher, a member of United Methodist Church and Ligonier OES. She is survived by five sisters, Mrs. Claude Landow, Indianapolis, Mrs. Paul Christner, Wakarusa, Mrs. Robert Clevenger, Syracuse, Mrs. Edmund Schuz, Lorraine, Ohio, and Mrs. Gertrude DePree, Chicago; three brothers, John, Ligonier, Marion, Charlottesville, Va., and Ralph, Three Rivers, Mich. Services Saturday in Ulrey Funeral Home. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 3-?-1971
Eversole Mary Ann, 90, died at the home of her son, Milo, at Wawaka. She was born at Massillon, Stark County, Oh., in 1820 and was the oldest child of a family of 11 children. She is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Manson of Kendallville and Mrs. Samuel Norris, southwest of Albion; one son, Milo; 2 sisters, Mrs. Nancy Rodman of Wolcottville and Mrs. Sarah Grocock of Iowa; 2 brothers, Philip Masters of Washington Twp and Jeff Masters of LaGrange. Funeral Thursday from the Sparta Church. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 11-2-1910
Eversole Milo G, 84, of Ligonier, died at the H. M. Stump home Monday. Surviving are three children, including Mrs. Wesley Squires, Everett Eversole and Mrs. H. M. Stump; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Emma Hanson. Funeral at the Stump home Thursday. + 1-?-1944
Evertts Gerald B, 75, of R. 2, Hamilton, died Monday at the Carlin Park Nursing Home, Angola. He was born Jan. 18, 1907 in DeKalb County to Charles and Mary (Crouse) Evertts. On Feb. 12, 1927 in Waterloo he married Doris McIntosh. He was retired as a self-employed welder. He also was a well-known sculptor who sold his art nationwide. He was a member of Hamilton United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Corinne) Hatfield of La Canada, Calif.; a son, Jack of Hamilton; and five grandchildren. Services Thursday at Wilson Funeral Home, Hamilton. Burial, Eddy Cemetery. + 8-30-1982
Ewell Dora, 79, Kendallville Nursing Home, died Thursday. She was born May 28, 1897 in DeKalb County to George and Alta (Stark) Kern. On June 20, 1920 she married Albert E. Ewell in DeKalb County. He died April 9, 1961. She had lived in Kendallville four years after moving from Ohio. Most of her life was spent in DeKalb County. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, West Fairfield. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Toellner (Thelma) Emrick, Tupelo, Miss., and Mrs. Nola Sharar, Fort Wayne; one son, Warren D, Vinton, Va.; three sisters, Mrs. Emma Jahn, Fort Wayne, Mrs. Freda Lynch, Albion, and Mrs. R. C. Conley, DeLand , Fla.; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. One daughter, seven brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. Services Monday in Zion Lutheran Church Monday. Burial, Fairfield Center Cemetery. + 1-?-1977
Ewell Lloyd, 66, lifelong Noble County resident, died Monday in Goshen Hospital. He was born Sept. 17, 1905 to John and Julia (Spatz) Ewell and married Pauline Kline in 1934. He was a retired farmer and was presently superintendent of Cromwell Street and Water Dept. He was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church. Surviving are the widow; a daughter, Mrs. Jack Stroh, Fremont; one son, Duane, Cromwell; a sister, Mrs. Marvin (Alma) Prentice, Helmer; one brother, Merritt, Corunna; and two grandchildren. Funeral Thursday in Ulrey Funeral Home, Cromwell Burial, Sparta Cemetery. + 4-?-1972
Ewell Merritt E, 71, R. 1, Corunna, died this morning at McCray Hospital. He was born in Noble County on Oct. 2, 1906, the son of John T. and Julia C. (Spatz) Ewell. A lifelong resident of the area, he married Lorene Owen on Sept. 28, 1934. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Don (Jo Ann) Heller, R. 4, Kendallville; a son, Robert E., Lincoln, Neb.; three granddaughters, Mrs. John (Cheryle) Bruick, and Lisa, R. 4, Kendallville, and Rachel, Lincoln, Neb.; and one sister, Mrs. Alma Prentice, Hudson. Two brothers preceded him in death. He was a member of the Fairfield Zion Lutheran Church and served as their organist for many years. Funeral Monday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 9-?-1978
Ewell Pauline M, 92, of Cromwell, died Oct. 17, 2006 at Miller's Merry Manor in Syracuse. She was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Cromwell. She was born Dec. 10, 1923 in Kendallville to Frank and Bertha (Kiebel) Kline. She married Lloyd Ewell. He died in 1972. Surviving are a son, Duane; a daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Jack Stroh of Coldwater, Mich.; 4 grandsons and their spouses, Doug and Shannon Ewell, Dustin Ewell, David and Sallie Stroh and Gary and Susan Stroh; and 4 great-grandchildren. Services Thursday at J.A. Brazzell-Renner Funeral Home. Burial, Sparta Cemetery. ^ 10-18-2006
Ewer Lauretta, 67, resident of this community all her life, died early Friday at the home of her son, Walter McDonald of Ligonier. She was the widow of George Ewer. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Guy Nesbitt of Kendallville, Mrs. Fred Richmond of Edwardsburg, Mich., and Mrs. Walter Luebke of South Bend; three sons, Russell McDonald of Kendallville, Harry McDonald of Auburn, and Walter McDonald of near Ligonier; three brothers, John Rice of Beloit Wis., Charles Rice of Minneapolis, Minn.; (only two named) 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Funeral in the United Brethren Church in Corunna. Burial, Corunna Cemetery. + 10-?-1941
Ewing E Raymond "Ray", 83, a resident of the Town House Health Center, Fort Wayne, died there Thursday. Born in China on March 14, 1897, he was the son of George H. and Sarah (Porter) Ewing. He married Esther Franks on Sept. 15, 1928 in Kendallville. Surviving are his wife; two sisters, Mrs. Helen Johnston and Miss Margaret, Hartford, Conn. Memorial services Monday at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home, Kendallville. Burial of ashes was in Lake View Cemetery. + 1-?-1981
Ewing Elizabeth, daughter of Marcellus Smith, was born in Ohio Jan. 17, 1836. She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Homer McCray in Kendallville July 7, 70 years 5 months and 20 days of age. At the age of 7 she came with her parents to Fort Wayne. They removed to English Prairie, LaGrange County. She was married in 1855 to Edminson Ewing. They made their home at Wolcottville where he was the proprietor of the Wolcottville Iron Foundry. He died April 14, 1869. She was the mother of one daughter and 2 sons. Her son Frank died in infancy, the other 2, Mrs. H. McCray of Kendallville and Mr. Elton Ewing of Kalamazoo survive. She united with the Wolcottville Baptist Church nearly a half century ago. She was among the earlier settlers of Wolcottville. She also leaves 3 sisters, Mrs. Brady and Mrs. Lutz of LaGrange, Mrs. Street of Escanaba, Mich.; 3 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. ^ 7-12-1906
Ewing Esther, 87, died Tuesday at Town House Health Care Center, Fort Wayne. She is survived by a nephew, David Johnston of Madison, Tenn. She was born March 3, 1895 and on Sept. 15, 1928 in Kendallville married E. Raymond Ewing. He died Jan. 15, 1981. Memorial services Jan. 31 at Berhalter-Hutchins Funeral Home. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. + 1-18-1983
Ewing Margaret Tarney, 75, of Kendallville, died May 19, 2009 in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. She retired from The News Sun with 35 years of service. She was a member of Trinity Church United Methodist, Kendallville BPW, Charm & Chatter Homemakers' Club, McCray Hospital Auxiliary, American Legion and VFW auxiliary posts and Gene Stratton-Porter Society. She was born May 27, 1933 in Kendallville to Dale and Harriet (Prentice) Eshelman. On March 21, 1953 in Kendallville she married Warren E. Tarney Jr. He died June 29, 1993. On Nov. 25, 2000 in Kendallville she married Robert Ewing. Surviving are her husband; a daughter and son-in-law, Jill and Steven Tagtmeyer of Gulf Shores, Alabama; a son and daughter-in-law, Jon and Jill Tarney of LaGrange; 3 stepchildren; 8 grandchildren, Danielle Tagtmeyer, Ashley, Aislinn, Sean, Isaac and Alyse Tarney, Andrea and Luke Sibert; a sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Frank Austin of Crown Point. Funeral May 22 at Trinity Church United Methodist. Burial, Lake View Cemetery. ^ 5-21-2009
Eyer Clarence O, 73, of Ligonier, died Wednesday at Greencroft Nursing Center, Goshen. Born in Middlebury June 23, 1911, he was the son of Oliver and Minnie (Latimer) Eyer. On June 23, 1979 he married Helen Botts. Retired from Purdue University in 1975, he had lived in West Lafayette and Syracuse until moving to Ligonier following his retirement. He was a member of the Ligonier United Methodist Church, a lifetime member of the Optimists Club, the John Purdue Club and was a master Mason. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Jane Jetsen of Davenport, Iowa; three sons, Clarence Jr. of Kansas City, Mo., Lee W. of Judah, Saudi Arabia, and Jon T. of Washington, D.C.; three brothers, Weldon and Ray, Goshen, and Elmer of Mich.; and several grandchildren. Services at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier Saturday. Burial, Middlebury Cemetery. + 1-18-1984
Eyer Freida Joan, 78, of Churubusco, died July 11, 2004 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was a wallpaper hanger, retiring in 1988 after 16 years in that profession. She had also been employed at General Electric and at Borden Dairy 1945-54. She was a member of Churubusco United Methodist Church. She was born Dec. 5, 1925 near Liberty Center in Wells County to Loyd and Verine (Overmire) Minniear. She graduated from Liberty Center High School in 1943. On March 20, 1954 she married Harold E. Eyer. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Debra of Phoenix, Ariz.; a son, Harold Jr. of Churubusco; a half-sister and her husband, Bea and Max Mann of Montpelier. She was preceded in death by a brother, Clifford Minniear; and 2 sisters, Helen Grush and Dorothy Young. Services Wednesday at Churubusco United Methodist Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. ^ 7-12-2004
Eyer Goldie, 89, R. 1, Churubusco, died Dec. 12 at St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Wayne. She was born Aug. 28, 1894 to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smith and in 1919 married John Eyer, who died in 1970. They moved in 1932 to their home in Merriam. She was a member of the Christian Chapel. Surviving are 4 sons, Harold Eyer and Charles Fisher of Churubusco, Don Eyer of Wolcottville, and Robert Smith of Phoenix, Ariz.; one daughter,. Mrs. Clyde (Betty) Runels of Battle Creek, Mich.; 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Mrs. Helen Rookstool of Leesburg; and one brother, Clarence of Mishawaka. Services at Christian Chapel. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. * 12-?-1983
Eyer Harold E, 89, of Churubusco, died Nov. 5, 2009 at The Oaks, Columbia City. He graduated from Wolf Lake High School in 1938 and was a WW II Army Air Corps veteran. He was employed at Borden Dairy for 32 years and retired in 1990 from Merkle Machine after 10 years. He was a member of Churubusco United Methodist Church. Surviving are children, Deborah Eyer of San Luis Obispo, Calif. and Harold Eyer Jr. of Albion. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dora (Green) in 1952; second wife, Joan (Minniear) in 2004; a sister and a half brother. Service Monday at Churubusco U.M. Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. Journal Gazette 11-6-2009
Eyman George Washington, 58, for many years a resident of Green Twp, died May 19, 1891 of dropsy. He was unmarried. ~ 5-21 & 6-11-1891 One of the early settlers of Noble County, died at home of his sister in Green Twp May 19, 1891, aged 58 years 9 months and 8 days. He was born in Marion County, Ohio Aug. 11, 1833 and came with his parents to Indiana in 1836 and settled in Green Twp near where he died. Funeral and interment, Mount Pleasant. Noble Co Democrat 5-27-1891 He died at the residence of his sister, Mrs. Nancy Hanlon. Noble Co Democrat 7-8-1891
Eytcheson Frank, 44, Ligonier automobile dealer, suffered a heart attack at a skating rink in Columbia City last Thursday and died shortly afterward. Surviving are the wife, Leona; two sons, Robert and John, both Ligonier; his father; two half-brothers and two half-sisters. Funeral Sunday. + 1-?-1949
Eytcheson Martha was buried in Oak Park Cemetery after funeral services in Ligonier this afternoon (May 31). + 6-?-1929
Eytcheson Robert P, 42, Ligonier, died in his home Saturday. He was born Nov. 30, 1926 in Albion, the son of Frank and Leona Madison Eytcheson. He lived most of his life in the Ligonier community. For many years he operated the Texaco Station on the corner of 6 & 33 but more recently had been employed by Hipskind Construction Co. in Fort Wayne. He was a veteran of WW II. He was married Dec. 12, 1948 to Marilyn Kiester. Surviving are his wife; a son, Robert, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; two daughters, Sherry Jean and Penny at home; his mother, Mrs. Leona Myers, Ligonier; a sister, Mrs. Arthur Epert, Ligonier; a brother, John of San Antonio, Texas. Funeral Tuesday at Ulrey-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Ligonier. Burial, Oak Park Cemetery. + 2-?-1969

Noble Notes: Leftovers are foods that are here today…..and here tomorrow.