Whitley County Obituaries

Berry, Daniel
GSWC First Families of Whitley County (005-FF, 009-FF, 025-FF)
Columbia City Post – Whitley County, Indiana
Wednesday March 6, 1912

     Oldest Resident In County Is Dead. Daniel Berry Passed Away Early Saturday Morning. Was In His 96th Year and Had Resided In Jefferson Township Over Sixty Years.
     It is not often that the press is called upon to chronicle the death of a man who came as near reaching the century mark as did Daniel Berry, the Jefferson township pioneers, whose life terminated Saturday morning at twenty minutes after one o’clock. Mr. Berry was the oldest man in Whitley county and his figure has been a familiar one in Jefferson township through several generations and he was honored and respected by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. For over sixty-two years he made his home among the people of Jefferson township, and his life was a busy and useful one. He passed through the hardships and privations of the early days in the settlement of the township, but despite the adversities with which all pioneers had to contend, he lived a happy and contented life, making the best of his surroundings and holding fast to the doctrines of the true philosopher.
     For three months past Mr. Berry had been indisposed. Up to that period, he had enjoyed remarkably good health considering his years. He suffered several slight touches of paralysis, and Thursday another attack came upon him and he remained in bed Friday and his vitality rapidly ebbed away. His son, Enos and daughter, Emma Jerome, lived in the home with him and they gave him every care possible during the closing hours of his life. His death was quiet and peaceful.
     Daniel Berry was born in Wayne county, Indiana, December 5th, 1816, and was 95 years, 2 months and 26 days of age at his death. At the age of four years his parents moved to Preble county, Ohio, and there he remained until 1849, when he came to this county and located in Jefferson township. He was the eldest of a family of nine children and early in life he was taught to work and help to support the family. He bought land in this county and started out by clearing a small patch upon which a little log cabin was erected, and then proceeded to clear away the heavy growth of timber and develop a farm as other pioneers of that day were doing. In due course of time the forest disappeared and a handsome farm rewarded him for his industry and perseverance.
     Mr. Berry was united in marriage in 1837 in Preble county, Ohio, to Esther Hasty. This wife died in 1886, and in 1889 he was again married to Mrs. Malinda Snyder, a sister to his first wife. Twelve children were the result of the first union, only three of them surviving: Enos Berry and Emma Jerome, at the home of their father and John Berry, of Roanoke. Three others, Mrs. Oliver Smith, Mrs. James Taylor and Martin passed away after growing up, the other children dying in infancy.
     Mr. Berry was a devout man and his piety manifested itself early in life. He united with the Methodist church when a young man and it was due almost entirely to his efforts and influence that the first Methodist church in Jefferson township was built. It is located near the center and is known as Jefferson Chapel. He was of a benevolent turn of mind and all worthy enterprises received his moral and financial support. During all the years of his long life he was esteemed and respected by his neighbors and acquaintances.
     The funeral will be conducted Monday afternoon from the Jefferson Chapel church, the procession leaving home at one o’clock; interment in Sand Bank cemetery.


Bills, Blanche (Workman)
Unidentified News Clip in "the Scrapbook" - died June 7, 1910)

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     Mrs. Blanch Bills, wife of Horton Bills of Troy township, died Tuesday evening at her home from pulmonary tuberculosis, aged 23 years. Mrs. Bills was a daughter of Mrs. David Workman and was quite well known and much liked. Surviving are two brothers, Amos of Fort Wayne and Homer of Thorncreek township, and one sister, Mrs. (Dr.) Kenner of this city. The stricken mother is also living in Thorncreek township.

Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Saturday, June 11, 1910

     Another victim of the dread white plague was called to her long sleep Tuesday evening when the death of Mrs. Horton Bills, of Troy township, occurred at 8:45. She had been ill with the disease for the past year but it was only during the past six weeks that she was unable to be on her feet.
     Blanche Workman was born to Mr. and Mrs. David Workman, of Thorncreek township, July 30, 1887, and died June 7, 1910, aged 22 years, 10 months and 7 days. She lived with her parents till the date of her marriage with Horton Bills, October 4, 1905, and then moved to the Bills farm in Troy township, where she has since resided. One child, a son, was born to them but died in infancy. In addition to the husband the deceased left her mother, two brothers, Amos Workman, of Fort Wayne, Homer Workman of Auburn; and one sister, Mrs. L. A. Kenner, of this city. Mrs. Bills was a devoted member of the church of the Brethren into which faith she was baptized a week ago and her untimely death is to be regretted. The funeral service will be held Thursday morning at the West Point Trinity Evangelical church and the sermon will be by Rev. Jesse Gump, of Churubusco. Interment will be in the Stough cemetery.


Bills, Horton Herbert
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Thursday, June 29, 1967 (page 8)

     Horton Herbert Bills, 87, of 203 West Market street, was dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday. He had been in failing health for several years.
     He was born in Troy township, on May 3, 1880, a son of James and Martha Elliott Bills. His first marriage was to Blanche Workman and on February 3, 1930 he was married to Florence Hively at Centerville, Mich. Mrs. Bills preceded her husband in death on December 6, 1963. A retired farm owner and operator Mr. Bills was a member of St. John’s EUB Church. Since moving to Columbia City he had attended the Free Methodist Church.
     Surviving are five nephews, Ronald Kenner, Whitley county treasurer, R 6; Ralph Kenner, Herald Kenner, Paul Keisler, Fort Wayne; Lloyd Keisler, Bloomington; two nieces, Mrs. Dorothy Gough, R 7 Muncie; Mrs. William Stafford, Muncie. A son, Perl, two brothers and a sister have preceded him in death.
     Friends will be received at the J. A. DeMoney & son Funeral Home after 7:30 p.m. today and where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Valmont Fry officiating. Burial will be in the Stough cemetery on the Etna Road.


Bills, James
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Wednesday, May 28, 1924 (page 3)

flag for veterans Civil War Veteran

     James P. Bills, past 80 years old, a veteran of the Civil War, died Saturday morning at his home in Troy township after being in failing health for more than a year as the result of general senility.
     He was born at Muchinick Creek, Ill., on January 17, 1844, and was a son of Asa and Eliza Pitts Bills. Soon after his birth his parents moved to Franklin county, O., where they resided for a number of years. Mr. Bills came to Indiana when 16 years old. When the civil war began he enlisted in Co. B, 44th Indiana Volunteers for a term of three years. At the expiration of his enlistment he re-enlisted and served for the remainder of the war, taking part in many important battles of the great struggle.
     In the year 1868 he married Martha Elliott, who died in 1887. Four children were born to this union, two of whom died in infancy. The surviving children are Horton, of Columbia City, and Mrs. Mable Kenner of Troy township. On Feb. 2, 1888, Mr. Bills was married a second time to Carrie Brunner, who survives. They were the parents of two children, Mrs. Harry Keisler, north of Columbia City, and Mrs. Jay Western, of Troy township. Mrs. Cicero Noble, of Troy township, is a sister of Mr. Bills.
     The deceased was a member of the Methodist church for years and in later life affiliated with the Free Methodist faith. He was a good citizen and a good neighbor as well and was well respected by all who knew him.
     Funeral services will be held at 1:30 Tuesday afternoon. Rev. W. T. Loring, a Free Methodist minister from Chicago, officiating. Burial will be in the Adams cemetery.


Bills, Mrs. James (Martha Elliott)
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Wednesday, February 2, 1887 (page 3)

     Mrs. James Bills died last week of consumption at her home on the township line road between Troy and Thorncreek townships and was buried Sunday at the Presbyterian cemetery. She leaves three small children and a husband to mourn her loss.


Black, Calvin
Transcribed and contributed by Beverly Henley
The Commercial Mail – Columbia City, Indiana
Friday May 11, 1945 Page 6

     Calvin Black, age 69, father of Therol Black of this city, died suddenly Thursday while seated in his son’s automobile in Kendallville a short time after he had visited the office of an eye specialist in company with his son. Mr. Black retired last September when he moved from his farm in Noble county to Albion. He had been ill for the past four years, with heart trouble and dropsy. He was born in Noble county June 6, 1875. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Ida Black; two sons, Therol Black, a clerk in the Columbia City post office and Arnold Black of Noble county; four grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Jennie Young of LaGrange county. Five brothers are deceased. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Christian church in Noble county. Funeral services will be held Sunday Afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Sparta Christian church. Burial will be made in the church cemetery. Friends will be received at the Black home in Albion after 5 o’clock tonight.


Blain, Cora Ellen (Goodrich)
Columbia City Commercial-Mail - Whitley County, Indiana
Tuesday November 8, 1927

     Cora Ellen Blain, wife of State Representative Melvin Blain, died at 1:05 p.m. today at the Blain residence, 106 North Oak Street. Death resulted from complications. Mrs. Blain had been failing for seven or eight months.
     Mrs. Blain, before her marriage, was Cora Ellen Goodrich, a daughter of the late Silas Goodrich, a pioneer resident of Whitley County. She was born on Oct. 15, 1867 and at her death was aged 60 years and 23 days. She spent her life in Whitley county residing on a farm at Old and New lakes and in Columbia City.
     Mrs. Blain is survived by the husband and the following children: Mrs. Gladys Wilson of Oklahoma City; Mrs. Ruth Arnold of Warsaw; James Blain of Cleveland and Robert Blain at home. Mrs. Blain is survived by one sister, Mrs. Emma Miller of Fort Wayne; a half-sister, Mrs. William Kiern of this city; a half-sister, Mrs. Irene Humbarger of Merriam; and three half-brothers; Esta Goodrich of Blythesville, Ark; Roy Goodrich of Columbia township and Donald Goodrich of Etna township. Burial in Scott cemetery.


Blain, James
Columbia City Post, Whitley County, Indiana
Wednesday, April 2, 1902

     James Blain, one of the early settlers of the northwest part of the county, died Saturday evening at his home in Troy township where he had resided since 1847. The deceased had been in poor health for some time on account of heart trouble, and while his death is a shock to the family as well as his many friends, yet it was known he could not long survive. Word was sent to this city Saturday afternoon to Treasurer Blain, one of the surviving sons, that the aged father was seriously ill and he left at once for his bedside, hoping to find him better, but death had taken place before the son reached him.
     James Blain was born in Highland county, Ohio, in 1823, and moved with his parents to that part of Noble county now known as Etna township, this county. He remained with his parents until he was of age, and the December following, married Miss Jane Scott, a daughter of John and Elizabeth Scott, who settled in this county in 1836. He lived on a rented farm until 1847, when he moved into a log cabin on the farm in Troy township where he and his wife have since resided.
     The deceased started in life with $50 in cash, but having secured a good education, he taught school nine successive winters, and with his earnings there-from and by industry on the farm, secured a 160 acre farm, which now is well-tilled land, furnished with all necessary buildings. In 1874 he was elected Justice of the Peace and served in a faithful way. He was the father of twelve children, eight of whom are still living, and he and his wife have been members of the Baptist church for over fifty years. The funeral occurred Tuesday forenoon at Hecla, the funeral cortage leaving the late home at 9 o'clock.


Blain, Jane Scott
Unidentified News Clip in "the Scrapbook"
(Cemetery Record - Died 1913)

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     Jane Scott Blain was born in Madison County, Ohio, October 27, 1823. Emigrated to Whitley County, October 10, 1836. Was married to James Blain December 5, 1844. To this union was born twelve children, six of whom survive, and most of whom are engaged in the representative business pursuits of this and surrounding counties…


Blain, Jane Scott
Columbia City Post, Whitley County, Indiana
Wednesday, August 6, 1913

     Another Aged Resident Gone. Was One of the Longest Residents of the County, Having Located in Etna nearly 77 years ago - Funeral Wednesday.
     It was on the 10th day of October 1836 that John and Elizabeth Scott located with their family, in what is now the village of Etna, in Etna township, ten miles northwest of this city. In the family was a little girl, Jane Scott, not then quite thirteen years of age. From that time on, for a period of almost 77 years, her home was in that immediate vicinity until her earthly career ended, Monday morning at 9:15. She was united in marriage to James Blain December 5th, 1845 [sic], and they took up their residence in the northwestern part of Troy township, where for nearly sixty-eight years Mrs. Blain made her home, and it was there that she closed her eyes in death. She was conscious practically up to the last and realized that she was approaching the end of her journey. She was fortunate in having a daughter who made her home with her and who always gave her the most tender and affectionate care, and her death was as quiet and peaceful as the closing days of her life.
     Mrs. Blain and her husband who passed away in 1902 where truly pioneers, and during their lives they were living witnesses of the wonderful progress that has been brought about in the appearance of the country and in the things that have bee conceived and made practical for man's use and pleasure and comfort in their days. They began in the wilderness, and like many of the pioneers raised a large family. In all they had twelve children, six of whom survive. They are: Mrs. Ambrose Kiester, of Troy township, Mrs. Ida Grant of this city, Mrs. S. E. Templeton of Chicago and Melvin Blain of Wolf Lake, and Melvin Blain of this city [sic]. An aged sister, Mrs. Pheobe Lanson, of Auburn, also survives.
     Mrs. Blain was a life long member of the Baptist church at Cold Springs and in addition to her devotion to the church she was a friend of all, and her home was a refuge in early days, for those who were hungry or were seeking shelter, and the needy always found in her a friend.
     In 1911 at the Old Settler's Day gathering, Mrs. Blain was awarded the prize for being the oldest settler present, and a few years prior to that she and her sister, Mrs. Arch Martin, were awarded a prize for being the oldest twins present. Mrs. Blain was born in Madison county, Ohio, October 27, 1823, and was 89 years, 9 months and 7 days of age at her death.
     The funeral will be held at the old home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. John Randall of Wawaka, her old pastor and the builder of the church officiating; the remains will be laid to rest in the Snodgrass cemetery west of Etna.


Blain, Mary M. Fellows
Unidentified News Clip in "the Scrapbook"
Died December 11, 1898

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     Mary M. Fellows was born in Geauga county, Ohio, August 19, 1836; died December 11, 1898, aged 62 years, 3 months and 22 days. She moved with her parents to Whitley county, Indiana at an early age and was married to Wm. A. Blain, November 23, 1854. Four children were the issue of this union, three of whom survive her.


Blain, William A.
Unidentified News Clip in "the Scrapbook"
Died May 5, 1897

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     Died near Etna, Whitley county, Indiana, on the 5th day of May A. D. 1897, Wm. A. Blain, aged 64 years and 19 days. He was born at Greenfield, Highland county, Ohio, on April 16, 1833. On November 23, 1854 he was married to Mary A. Fellows and from this union were born four children, one of which is dead, three are living: Mrs. John Gard, Mrs. Ira Roth and Adair Blain. On August 11, 1862 he was mustered into Co. K. 88th Indiana Volunteer Infantry and served until the close of the late war; was mustered out of service on June 7, 1865. Since the war he has resided on his farm in Etna township, where he served as Justice of the Peace for many years.


Blanchard, William L.
Contributed by Beverly Henley
The Commercial Mail – Columbia City, Indiana
Tuesday January 23, 1945 Page 6

     Word has been received here of the death of William L. Blanchard, 64, son of the late Oscar and Mary Holycross Blanchard of Whitley County who died January 17 near Bellingham, Washington. His wife. the former Alma Rummil Mowrey. of Whitley County survives. There are four brothers, Lyman and Charles Blanchard of Whitley County, Thomas Blanchard of Noble County, Scott Blanchard of Kosciusko County; three sisters, Barbara Blanchard, Bellingham, Washington; Effie Blanchard, Fallon, Nebraska; Goldie Blanchard, LaGrange. Funeral and committal services were held at Bellington.


Bleich, William
Contributed by Beverly Henley
The Commercial Mail – Columbia City, Indiana
Friday June 4, 1945 Page 6

     William Bleich, age 48, South Whitley died at 11:55 o’clock last night at the Methodist hospital in Fort Wayne where he had been a patient only for a few days. He had been ill for two years. Mr. Bleich was born in Fort Wayne July 30, 1896 and located in South Whitley five years ago. He was married to Faye Bonebrake, South Whitley teacher June 27, 1930. Mr. Bleich was a millwright for the International Harvester company in Fort Wayne for a number of years and was still associated with the company at the time of his death. He was a member of Grace Lutheran church in Fort Wayne, the Blue lodge and Scottish Rite in Fort Wayne, and the American Legion in Churubusco. The widow survives also a daughter, Mrs. Marcella Swchultz, Fort Wayne; four brothers, Fred Bleich in the Merchant Marines; Theodore Bleich, Caledonia, Michigan. Paul and Herbert Bleich, Fort Wayne and one sister, Mrs. Augsuta Hullinger, Fort Wayne. Friends will be received after 7 o’clock tonight at the Miller Funeral Home in South Whitley where funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon the Rev. E. Ealley of Anderson, former minister of the South Whitley Methodist church officiating. Burial will be made in South Whitley .


Bliss, Steve
Contributed by Beverly Henley
The Commercial Mail – Columbia City, Indiana
June 23, 1945 Page 6

     Word has been received here of the death of Steve Bliss, 62, of Worchester, Mass, which occurred Thursday night. Death was due to heart trouble. Funeral services will be held at Worcester Monday afternoon and committal services will be held there. Mr. Bliss was born and reared in Massachusetts and is the last of his family. He was married to Daisy McClain of this city in 1918. He had been a manufacturer in Worcester for a number of years. In recent years he had been engaged in the manufacture of war materials. Mrs. Bliss is his only survivor. Miss Cora Shaw of this city, close friend of Mrs. Bliss, left today for Worchester to attend the funeral rites and Mrs. Frank Knisely of Detroit, Michigan, a sister of Mrs. Bliss has left Detroit for Worcester to be present at the funeral services.


Boney, Michael
GSWC Pioneer Families of Whitley County (019-PF)
Columbia City Post – Whitley County, Indiana
Wednesday February 28, 1906

     Michael Boney, one of the aged and well known residents of Jefferson township, died at his home Monday morning at 4:30, after a brief illness. The deceased enjoyed his usual good health until a week prior to his death when he was taken down with a complication of diseases caused by old age.
     Michael Boney was born in Berks county, Pennsylvania, December 25th, 1820, and died in Whitley county, Feb. 26, 1906, at the age of 85 years, 2 months and 1 day. He was married three times but the only surviving heir is his son Edward F. Boney of this county.
     The deceased located at Wooster, Ohio, in 1835 and came to Indiana in 1856, settling in Huntington county. He located in 1858 on the farm where he died. Mr. Boney was a good citizen and an upright man and endeavored to do his duty between man and man. He was a member of the Church of God and politically was a democrat.
     The funeral occurs Wednesday forenoon at 10 o’clock at the Simons church in Huntington county; interment in the church cemetery.


Bonnett, George
Undated article from "the scrapbook"
probably about 1914

     George Bonnett Died in Chicago. Former Resident of Near Larwill Died in Chicago. Left Estate Estimated to be Worth $20,000 - John McNabb and Dunfee Family Related.
     The Wooster Daily News, of Wooster, Ohio, contained the following article concerning the death of George Bonnett, who at one time resided two miles from Larwill in this county. The News article reads as follows:
     J.D. Bonnett, Shreve druggist, is one of the heirs to a $20,000 estate left in Chicago by George Bonnett, proprietor of a corner news stand who died early this week. Word of Mr. Bonnett's death came in a letter to Charles M. Lovett, of Wooster, a half brother, and probably an heir. Mr. Bonnett has one sister residing in Iowa.
     The death of Mr. Bonnett comes after a period of more than 35 years during which he had not been heard from. In the letter received by Mr. Lovett from the Chicago Tribune, it is stated that the letter was sent to him because he had in his possession a letter written to Bonnett from Mr. Lovett over 35 years ago. Mr. Lovett well remembers writing the letter.
     George Bonnett was born at Lakeville and lived there during the early part of his life. He was over 70 years of age at the time of his death. A short time after he left Wooster Mr. Lovett wrote to him and received an answer. He wrote a second time but received no answer and since that time no relatives here have heard from Mr. Bonnett.
     The fact that the letter written so long ago was found in his possession shows that he cherished the memory of the days he spent in this vicinity and of the friends and relatives he left behind. Mr. Lovett, in the letter he received, was asked to the particulars about his leaving here for Chicago. In the letter he is called a "news boy" but this was no doubt due to the fact that he was the proprietor of a news stand at a street corner. Proprietors of these stands sell many papers and while the fact that he accumulated $20,000 doing this work may sound strange, it is by no means unprecedented.
     The Post is informed that Mr. Bonnett was a first cousin to John W. McNabb, the Dunfees, the late John Robinette's children, and to the wife of William Broxon, all residents of this county, and it is probable that they will share in the estate.


Bordner, Ruvalon Jefferson
GSWC Pioneer Families of Whitley County (020-PF, 025-PF)
Columbia City Post – Whitley County, Indiana
Thursday February 7, 1929

     Ruvalon J. Bordner, 74 years old this coming April 9, died at the Lutheran hospital in Fort Wayne Thursday morning at 6:45 o’clock after a brief illness due to lockjaw which resulted from injuries sustained in a fall on the ice.
     A week ago Friday, Mr. Bordner, who was in the employe of Ralph Roberts, on the latter’s farm in Washington township, was trying to put some horses in the barn. He slipped and fell hard on the ice and received a cut above the left eye. The cut apparently healed but last Saturday lockjaw developed and from that time on little hope was held out for the sick man. Mr. Bordner was unconscious during the 24 hours preceeding his death.
     He was born in Starke County, Ohio, on April 9, 1855, to William and Sarah Ann Snyder Bordner. He came to Whitley county with his parents at the age of nine years and they settled on a farm between Columbia City and South Whitley and later resided south of town. Mr. Bordner grew to manhood on a farm.
     About fifty years ago he was united in marriage to Sarah Schrader who passed away 12 years ago last March 12th. To this union four children were born, one of whom, John Bordner is dead. The surviving children are Albert Bordner of Columbia City, former county recorder, Mrs. Sherman Hathaway, of near South Whitley, and Earl Bordner of State College, Pa., where he is teaching. Earl arrived at the hospital in Fort Wayne an hour before the death of his father.
     In addition to the children three grandchildren and the following named brothers and sisters are living; Mrs. John Ummell and Mrs. Clarence Binkley, of Columbia City, Mrs. Henry Stevers, of Columbia township, Mrs. Bud Brokaw, of Fort Wayne, Charles Bordner, of Muncie and William Bordner, of Three Rivers, Mich.
     R. J. Bordner was the oldest of a family of thirteen children. He resided on farms in various parts of Whitley county and moved here from Thorncreek township fourteen years ago. The deceased resided in his property across from the Farmers Mill & Elevator Co. for many years.
     When a young man, Mr. Bordner was baptized into the Eberhard Lutheran church and he was a member of the Moose lodge.
     “Val” Bordner, as he was familiarly known, was always well liked by all who knew him. He was industrious and quiet and was highly spoken of by his friends. He was a lifelong democrat in politics.
     Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Eberhard Church and burial will be made in the Eberhard Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the Luckenbill Funeral Chapel until Sunday afternoon.


Bordner, Sarah Ann Schneider/Snyder
GSWC Pioneer Families of Whitley County (020-PF, 025-PF)
Columbia City Post – Whitley County, Indiana
Saturday, October 8, 1921

     Mrs. Sarah Ann Bordner, widow to the late William Bordner, died Friday morning at 5:30 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Ummel, just south of this city in Columbia township. She suffered a stroke of paralysis two weeks ago which affected her left side and has been in declining health since that time. She had also been in poor health before the stroke owing to her advanced age.
     The deceased was born March 12, 1837 in Stark county, Ohio to Amon and Susanna Eberhard Snyder and was 84 years, 6 months and 16 days old. She was the last of eleven children. She was married on March 2, 1854 to William Bordner who died nine years ago. They were the parents of thirteen children, four of whom, two sons and two daughters, preceded their mother in death. The nine living children are Mrs. Jacob S. Schrader, Mrs. John Ummel, Miss Sarah Bordner and Mrs. Henry Seivers, all of Columbia township, and Mrs. L. B. Brokaw, of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Clarence Binkley, of this city, and Ravalon J. Bordner, of this city, William Bordner, of Lansing Mich., and Charles Bordner, of Muncie. Mrs. Bordner came to Whitley county, with her husband in 1864, ten years after they were married and resided here the remainder of her life. She was a member of the Reformed church, and during her long life was beloved and respected by a large circle of relatives and friends.
     The funeral cortege will leave the home at one o’clock Sunday afternoon for the Eberhard church. Rev. Wallace will conduct the services and burial will be in the church cemetery.


Bordner, Sarah Ann Schrader
GSWC Pioneer Families of Whitley County (021-PF, 026-PF)
Columbia City Post – Whitley County, Indiana
Wednesday March 15, 1916

     Mrs. R. J. Bordner, of North Walnut street, mother of County Recorder, Albert Bordner, who was afflicted with a cancer in the abdominal region for the past year or two, passed away Sunday night at 10 o’clock. About a year ago Mrs. Bordner’s health began to fail and last May she was taken to a hospital in Fort Wayne, where she underwent an operation and at which time the cancer was discovered. Following the operation her health began to fail, and shortly after she returned to this city she became worse. From that time on up until twelve weeks ago she seemed better at times and again declined. During the past twelve weeks she was confined to her bad and gradually grew weaker and weaker until the end came.
     Sarah Schrader was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, November 19, 1856, and was 59 years, 3 months and 13 days of age at the time of death. She was a daughter of John and Harriett Schrader and they moved to this county when the deceased was eight years old. She grew to young womanhood here and on Dec. 12, 1878, was united in marriage to Ravalon J. Bordner. To this union four children were born, three of whom survive, one child having died in infancy. The surviving children are, Edith and Earl Bordner at home, and County Recorded Albert Bordner, of North Chauncey street. She is also survived by three brothers and three sisters: namely, Dan Schrader, of Cleveland township, Jacob and Elias Schrader, of Columbia township, Mrs. Levi Plattner, of South Whitley, Mrs. Hiram Keiser, of Columbia township, and Mrs. Levi Keiser, of Portland, Oregon.
     Mr. and Mrs. Bordner resided in Richland township for some time and later moved to Allen county where they resided a short time. A few years ago Mr. Bordner purchased a farm in Thorncreek township on the Tri Lake road. And he and his family resided there for several years. About a year ago they moved to this city. Mr. Bordner was constantly with his wife after she took sick and she received the best of care at his hands and at the hands of her daughter, Edith, who resigned her position to care for her. Mrs. Bordner has two grandchildren, Kenneth and Bonita Bordner, children of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bordner.
     The funeral will occur on Wednesday afternoon. The cortege will leave this city at 1 o’clock for the Eberhard church and the services will be conducted by Rev. H. B. Leonard of the Baptist church of this city of which the deceased became a member during her sickness. Interment in Eberhard cemetery.


Bordner, William
GSWC Pioneer Families of Whitley County (020-PF, 025-PF)
Columbia City Post – Whitley County, Indiana
Wednesday September 11, 1912

     William Bordner, aged 87 years, who resided south of the city, a half mile outside the corporation limits for the last fifteen years, until he was taken to Long Cliff asylum last December, died at Logansport, Wednesday morning, and in response to a message received at the Helfrich & Clapp undertaking establishment, Undertaker Joe F. Huff left on the morning Vandalia train to bring the body here this evening.
     The deceased was born in Pennsylvania, and was of German parentage. He came to Indiana about 1870, and located on the old John Eberhard farm in Columbia township, near Wynkoop, later moving to the William Sterling farm in the same township, where he resided for a number of years. At one time he resided in this city, and later purchased a small tract of land just south of the city, where he lived until an inquest was held as to his sanity at the instance of his wife.
     Her maiden name was Sarah Ann Snyder, a sister of City Councilman, George Snyder, of South Main street, and she still survives. The inquest was held December 6, 1911, and he was taken to the hospital a week later. They were married fifty-eight years ago, and thirteen children were born to them, nine surviving as follows: Ravalon J. Bordner, of Thorncreek township; William Bordner, of Kentucky; Charles Bordner, a member of the Maynard & Bordner undertaking firm, at Gaston, Grant county, Ind.; Mrs. Henry Sievers, Mrs. Jacob Schrader, of Columbia township; Mrs. Clarence Binkley, of the south side; Miss Sarah Bordner, who resided at the Binkley home; Mrs. John Ummell, of Washington township, and Mrs. Wm. Brokw [sic], Ft. Wayne. The widow resides with her children. So far as known he is the last of his race, a brother having left for California some years ago, but has not been heard from since.
     He was a farmer all of his life, a man of determined convictions, and of honesty and integrity, who made many staunch friends. He was not a member of any secret order, or church, but often attended services, and had his opinion on all public things. He lived a long and useful life, and his many good traits of mind and heart will be cherished by the members of his family and friends.


Bower, Abner
Contributed by Beverly Henley
The Commercial Mail – Columbia City, Indiana
January 2, 1945 Page 6

     Abner Bower, 56, a resident of near Columbia City at one time, was instantly killed Friday evening when struck by the locomotive of an east bound Pennsylvania railroad passenger train as he walked along the tracks just east of the railroad station at Pierceton. Bower was walking east along the tracks and was apparently watching a work train on the westbound tracks and failed to hear the speeding passenger train bearing down on him from the rear. The body, badly mangled, was taken to the Ashley Funeral Home in Pierceton. Mr. Bower is survived by his wife; five sons, I. E. Bower of near Pierceton; Joseph of Etna Green; Theodore at home; Lawrence, in service in Italy, and Jeremiah, stationed at Camp Robinson, Ark; two daughters Mrs. Elizabeth Watson of near Pierceton and Doris at home; two brothers and two sisters, who reside in Illinois. The Bower family resides three miles south of Pierceton.


Bower, Abner
Contributed by Chas Rockwood
The Pierceton Record, Pierceton, Kosciusko County, Indiana
January 3, 1945

     Abner Bower, 56, residing three miles south of Pierceton on Route 2, was instantly killed Friday night at about 6 o'clock, when struck by the locomotive of an eastbound Pennsylvania train as he walked along the tracks just east of the Pierceton station.
     Bower apparently was watching a work train on the westbound tracks and failed to hear the speeding passenger bearing down on him from the rear. The body was decapitated and badly mangled.
     Mr. Bower was born in Jasper County, Illinois on August 11, 1886, and for the past 32 years had been a resident of Indiana.
     He was married to the former Emma Egolf, of Whitley County, in 1912, and was a farmer by vocation. He was employed by the Reid Murdoch & Co., and was a member of the Coesse Methodist Church.
     He is survived by his wife, Emma Egolf Bower; five sons, J. E. Bower, of near Pierceton; Joseph Bower, of Etna Green; Theodore, at home; Lawrence, in service in Italy, and Jeremiah, of Camp Robinson, Ark.; two daughters, Elizabeth Watson, of near Pierceton, and Doris, at home; two brothers, Earl and Marshall, of Newton, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Crage, of Newton, Ill., and Mrs. Eva Richards, of Onarge, Ill.
     The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Church of God in Columbia City. Rev. Floyd Hedges officiated. Interment was made in the Marion Cemetery, north of Columbia City on State Road No. 9. The Ashley Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Bower, Emma Egolf
Contributed by Chas Rockwood
The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, Indiana
December 6, 1971

     Mrs. Emma Bower, 85, of 13738 Day Rd., Mishawaka, died Saturday evening in St. Joseph's Hospital, Mishawaka, after an illness of three years.
     She was born Feb. 8, 1886, in Columbia City, and had lived in Mishawaka eight years, coming from Elkhart. She was married to Abner Bower on April 3, 1913, and he died in 1945.
     Surviving are five sons, J. E., Claypool, Joseph, Nappanee, Lawrence, Warsaw, Jeremiah, Columbia City, and Theodore, Mishawaka; two daughters, Mrs. Howard Watson, Edwardsburg, and Mrs. Gordon Menzie, Mishawaka; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Samuel Egolf, Albion, and Dewey Egolf, Churubusco.
     Friends may call after 7 p.m. today, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Warner Funeral Home. The body will then be taken to the Penway Church of God in Mishawaka, where the body will lie in state from noon until services at 1 p.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Norman Nelson will officiate, and burial will be in Merriam (Ind.) Christian Chapel Cemetery.


Bower, H. Mae
Contributed by Chas Rockwood
Warsaw Times Union, Kosciusko County, Indiana
November 28, 2001

     COLUMBIA CITY ---- H. Mae Bower, 79, died at 6:15 p.m. Nov. 28, 2001, in Parkview Whitley Hospital, Columbia City.
     She was born Jan. 18, 1922, in Whitley County, to Andrew and Mary Beaucha Gebert. On July 31, 1940, she married Jeremiah Bower, who survives.
     She was a Larwill High School graduate and a member of First Church of God. She was a homemaker, assisted her husband on the family farm and worked at Whitley Products Co., Pierceton, for three years.
     Other survivors include three sons, Earl E. and Allen L. Bower, both of South Whitley, and Jimmy J. Bower, Columbia City; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Helen Wolfe, Larwill. She was preceded in death by a sister and a brother.
     Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City, with the Rev. Jim Martin officiating. Burial will be in Troy Presbyterian Cemetery.
     Calling is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials to First Church of God Building Fund.


Bower, Jay B.
Contributed by Chas Rockwood
Warsaw Times Union, Kosciusko County, Indiana
April 14, 1997

     Jay B. Bower, 82, of 2501 E. CR 800S, Claypool, died at 7:53 a.m. April 14, 1997, at Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
     He was born Oct. 4, 1914, in Whitley County, to Abner Theodore and Emma Elizabeth Egolf Bower. On Aug. 12, 1945, he married Donna Cook, who survives.
     A lifetime area resident, he was self-employed truck driver and livestock hauler. He also worked at Miller's Merry Manor. He attended United Methodist Church, Packerton.
     Other survivors include two sisters, Elizabeth Watson, Edwardsburg, Mich., and Doris Menzie, Elkhart, and three brothers, Joseph Bower, Nappnee: Jerry Bower, Columbia City: and Theodore Bower, Elkhart. He was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother.
     Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, with the Revs. Fred L. Orr and Lester Young officiating. Burial will be in Cook Chapel Cemetery, Warsaw.
     Calling is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials to American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 1386, Warsaw, or Miller's Merry Manor, 1630 S. County Farm Road, Warsaw.


Bower, Jeremiah
Contributed by Chas Rockwood
Post and Mail, Columbia City, Indiana
September 9, 2004

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     Jeremiah Bower, 84, a retired Richland Township farmer, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2004 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, where he was admitted on Aug. 26.
     Born in Richland Township on Nov. 4, 1919, a son of Abner T. and Emma S. (Egolf) Bower, he attended Coesse and Huffman schools during his elementary years and then Columbia City High School. His education was completed at Pierceton High School.
     On July 31, 1940 he was united in marriage to H. Mae Gebert and they always made their home on a farm in Richland Township. Mrs. Bower died Nov. 28, 2001.
     In 1944 he enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving during World War II. He was honorably discharged in 1945.
     A farmer and truck patch gardner, he was also employed at Columbia Products and drove bus for Larwill School for many years.
     A member of First Church of God, he served as a board member for six years with Farmer's Mutual Insurance. An elder and Sunday School teacher for 17 years at Troy Presbyterian Church, he was a delegate for three years at the Wabash Presbytery, a charter member of Morsches Park Shuffle Board Club, a member of Little Turtle RV Club and delivered Meals on Wheels for Parkview Whitley Hospital.
     Survivors include three sons, Earl E. (Kathy) Bower, Allen L. (Mary) Bower and Jimmy J. (Karen) Bower, all of Columbia City; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, Theodore Bower of Elkhart, and a sister, Elizabeth Watson of Edwardsburg, Mich.
     In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Jay Bower, Lawrence Bower and Joseph Bower; and a sister, Doris Menzie.
     The funeral service is at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 10 at Smith and Sons Funeral Home in Columbia City, with the Rev. Penny Moser, associate pastor of First Church of God, officiating. Burial is at Troy Presbyterian Cemetery. Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
     For those who wish, memorials may be made to Richland Township Fire Department.


Bower, Jeremiah
Contributed by Chas Rockwood
Post and Mail, Columbia City, Indiana
October 5, 2004

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     The funeral service for Jeremiah J. Bower, 84, was Friday, Sept. 11, 2004 at Smith and Sons Funeral Home in Columbia City with the Rev. Penny Mosher, associate pastor of First Church of God, officiating.
     Jacqueline Worrick played a variety of hymns during the organ prelude and postlude including Near the Cross and The Old Rugged Cross.
     The committal service followed at Troy Presbyterian Cemetery. Casketbearers were Randall Bower, Andee Bower, Adam Bower, Ken Asfour, Steve Bidwell and Chris Wolf. Mr. Bower, widower of H. Mae (Gebert) Bower, died Tuesday, Sept.7.


Bower, Joseph L.
Contributed by Chas Rockwood
Warsaw Times Union, Kosciusko County, Indiana
July 2, 2000

     NAPPANEE ---- Joseph L. Bower, 84, formerly of Nappanee, died at 11:30 p.m. July 2, 2000, in Mason Health Care Facility, Warsaw.
     He was born Dec. 17, 1915, in Whitley County, to Abner Theodore and Emma Elizabeth Egolf Bower. On Feb. 25, 1940, in Etna Green, he married Chloie Thompson, who died Nov. 16, 1994.
     A lifetime area resident, he worked at Nappanee Milling Co., Yoder Kitchens, Nappanee, and retired from Burns Construction Co., Macy. He attended Mount Tabor Church of God, was affiliated with REMC of Kosciusko County and was a former Prairie Township advisory board member.
     Survivors include two sons, Bill Walters, Warsaw, and James Walters; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Howard (Elizabeth) Watson, Edwardsburg, Mich., and Mrs. Doris Menzie, Elkhart; and two brothers, Jerimiah (Jerry) Bower, Columbia City, and Theodore "Ted" Bower, Elkhart. He was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.
     Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Mount Tabor Church of God with the Revs. Rick Pride and Dale Swartzendruber officiating. Burial will be Hepton Union Cemetery, Nappanee.
     Calling is from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee, and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church.


Bower, Lawrence R.
Contributed by Chas Rockwood
Warsaw Times Union, Warsaw Library, Kosciusko County, Indiana
September 21, 1995

     Lawrence R. Bower, 77, of 1301 E. Clark St., Warsaw, died at 10:16 p.m. Sept. 21, 1995, at Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw.
     He was born Dec. 10, 1917, in Churubusco, to Abner T. and Emma Egolf Bower. On Jan. 26, 1944, he married Mary Katherine Walters, who died in /1992.
     He retired from Warsaw Plating Works in 1982 and lived in Warsaw most of his life. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran.
     Survivors include two sons, Charles W. Bower, Goshen, and Keith R. Bower, Columbia City; a sister, Doris Menzie, Mishawaka; four brothers, Jay Bower, Sidney: Jerry Bower, Columbia City: Ted Bower, Elkhart; and Joseph Bower, Nappanee; and three grandchildren.
     Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Titus Funeral Home, Warsaw, with the Rev. Lester Young officiating. Burial will be in Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam. Calling is from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.


Bower, Melissa Mariah (Joslin) Brubaker
Columbia City Post - Whitley County, Indiana
Thursday September 30, 1937

     Mrs. Melissa M. Bower, 88, well known Columbia City woman, died at 10 o’clock this morning at the home of Mrs. Wesley, Allen, North Main Street. For the past two years she had resided with Mrs. Allen. While for months she had been in gradually failing health, a week ago she suffered a paralytic stroke which affected her right side and her speech. Since suffering the stroke she had been cared for by Miss Mary Cook, local nurse.
     Mrs. Bower, born at Lorane on June 24, 1849 as Melissa M. Joslin, was married to William Brubaker who died in 1912. Mr. Brubaker was a member of Company "E" of the 17th Indiana Volunteer Infantry which served in the Civil War under the command of Col. George W. Stough. About four years after Mr. Brubaker’s death she married Jacob Bower, who died eight years ago.
     Surviving is one son, Charles R. Brubaker, of Pascagoula, Miss; three grandchildren, Mrs. Hazlett Phend of Elkhart, Mrs. Jane Jacobs of South Whitley, and William Brubaker of Elkhart; also nine great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death was a son, Hale Brubaker, who died in December 1910, while a student at Columbia University.
     Mrs. Bower was a member of the local United Brethren Church and formerly was a member of the Women’s Relief Corps.
     Her body has been removed to Luckenbill and Sons Funeral Home. Burial will be made in South Park cemetery beside the graves of Mr. Brubaker and Hale Brubaker.


Bower, Susie (Sutton)
Unidentified News Clip in "the Scrapbook"
(Calculated - Died March 24, 1914)

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     Mrs. Jacob Bower, wife of a well known drayman, who moved from this city eight years ago to his farm in Thorncreek township, died suddenly Thursday night… The maiden name of the deceased was Susie Sutton, and she was born in Wabash county, December 10, 1847 being 66 years, 3 months and 14 days of age at the time of her death. She came to Thorncreek township, Whitley county, when 16 years old, and on October 24, 1871, was united in marriage to her bereft husband. One son was born – Claud Bowers, of this city, who survives with his father. No brothers or sisters survive her… The Bower family came from Fort Wayne to this city in 1901, and eight years ago moved to Thorncreek township.


Bowerman, Charles Marshall
Contributed by Chas Rockwood
The Columbia City Post & Mail, Whitley County, Indiana
January 9, 1995 pg. 2

     Charles Marshall Bowerman, 84, of Columbia City, died at 11 p.m. Friday, January 6, 1995, at his home. He was born October 22, 1910 in Columbia City, the son of Charles A. and Etta Eberhard Bowerman. He has spent his entire life in Whitley County, living at his present home since 1938.
     Mr. Bowerman graduated from Columbia City High School with the class of 1929. He married Mary Magdalene Dreyer on February 5, 1939 at St. John's Lutheran Church by Pastor Val Henning. She died July 23, 1990.
     Mr. Bowerman was first employed as an apprentice with the Columbia City Post & Mail, he then became co-owner of the South Whitley Tribune and served as its publisher for over 30 years, retiring in 1974.
     He was a member of the Columbia City United Methodist Church, serving on numerous boards, he also served as past master of the Columbia City Masonic Lodge and was also a member of the Whitley County Shrine Club.
     Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Mary Ann) Sikkenga, Middlebury. He was preceded in death by his wife and his parents.
     The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, with Rev. Daniel Stone of Columbia City United Methodist Church officiating.
     Visitation will be from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 1 p.m. until time of service Tuesday. A Masonic Lodge Twilight service will be at 8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home.
     Burial will be in the South Park Cemetery, Ind. 205, Columbia Township. Memorials may be given to the Columbia City United Methodist Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


Bowerman, Mary Magdalene
Contributed by Chas Rockwood
The Columbia City Post & Mail, Whitley County, Indiana
July 24, 1990 page 5

     Mary Magdalene Bowerman, 76, of 339 N. Chauncey St., Columbia City, died at 12:19 p.m. Monday, July 23, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne. Mrs. Bowerman became ill Saturday.
     She was born October 6, 1913, in Columbia Township, to Louis John and Sylvia Arnett Dreyer. She graduated from Washington Center High School in 1930 and attended Manchester College to earn a life license for teaching. She taught sixth grade at Washington Center in the mid-1930s.
     Mrs. Bowerman married Charles Marshall Bowerman on February 5, 1939, at St. John's Lutheran Church. She assisted her husband with daily operations of The South Whitley Tribune, which they co-owned with Harold Tschantz.
     She was a long-time Girl Scout volunteer and a Sunday School teacher at Columbia City United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Women's Society for Christian Service. The Bowermans have lived in their Chauncey Street home for 51 years.
     Surviving are her husband, Charles; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Mary Ann) Sikkenga of Middlebury; sisters, Mrs. Charles (Dorabelle) Carroll of South Whitley, and Mrs. Melba Smith of Huntington.
     The service will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home with Rev. Dan Stone officiating. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at South Park Cemetery.


Bowers, Mary (Born)
Unidentified News Clip in "the Scrapbook"
(Calculated - Died April 9, 1910)

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     Mrs. Noah Bowers, a former resident of Thorncreek township who resided in South Whitley for a number of years, died Sunday afternoon. Mary Born was born February 15, 1856, in Thorncreek township, and was aged 54 years, 1 month and 25 days. She was united in marriage to her husband, who survives her, while they were residents of Thorncreek township. They have resided in South Whitley for about fifteen years. Three children survive – Ro, and Grovery, employed on the Nickle Plate railroad, at Ft. Wayne, and Bessie Bower, in the Knitting factory at Ft. Wayne.


Boyce, Anna Chandler
Unidentified News Clip in "the Scrapbook"
(Columbia City Post - April 5, 1899)

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     Anna, wife of John Boyce, who resides one mile west of Larwill, died Saturday evening from pneumonia, at the age of 76 years. Mrs. Boyce was born in Ireland, and emigrated to this country at the age of five years, settling near Parkman, Ohio. In 1843 she came to Indiana, settling upon a farm in Richland township. She was the mother of eight children, three being dead. Those still living are A. T. Steele, of this city, William Steel, of Churubusco; George Steele, Mrs. George Klinehance and Mrs. Jas Ward, of Richland township.


Boyer, Lydia Catherine
Contributed by Chas Rockwood
Columbia City Post, Columbia City, Whitley County, Indiana
February 3, 1953

     Mrs. Lydia Catherine Boyer, 72, a resident of Etna-Troy Township north of the Troy Presbyterian church, died at 10:20 o'clock Tuesday morning at the Whitley County Hospital where she had been a patient for the past nine days following a stroke of apoplexy.
     She was a native of Noble County and was born on May 17, 1880, a daughter of David and Susan Goodyear Rockey. In the year 1905, she was united in marriage to Ben Boyer.
     With the exception of fourteen years, during which time they resided in the state of Iowa, they have spent their married life in Whitley County, and for the past eight years have been residents of Etna-Troy Township.
     The surviving relatives include her husband, Ben Boyer; one daughter, Mrs. Della Woelfel, Fresno, Calif.; one brother, Fred Rockey, Springport, Mich.; three sisters, Mrs. Ross Stimer, Jackson, Mich.; Mrs. Lillie Bennett, South Bend; and Mrs. Norman Hobbs, now living in the state of Iowa.
     The body has been removed to the Smith and Sons Funeral Home where friends may call after 7 o'clock Wednesday evening. The Rev. Marion Shroyer will officiate at the funeral rites to be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the funeral home. Committal services and burial will be in the Troy Presbyterian Cemetery.


Boyer, Sherry and Sherrill
Contributed by Beverly Henley
The Commercial Mail – Columbia City, Indiana
Saturday April 14, 1945 Page 6

     Twin daughters born Friday afternoon to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D. Moyer of Washington township at Linvill Memorial hospital, died last night. One child died at 7 o’clock and the other at 8 o’clock. The mother was Mary Deloris Anderson of Troy township, Surviving besides the parents is the grandfather, Jesse Anderson of near South Whitley. Double funeral services will be held at 1 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the DeMoney Funeral Home, the Rev. G. Kleespie officiating. Burial in Eberhard cemetery. The family will receive friends after 4 o’clock Saturday afternoon at the funeral home.

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