Whitley County Obituaries

Yohe, Cora Alice
Transcribed and contributed by Beverly Henley
The Commercial Mail – Columbia City, Indiana
Old Home Town Newsletter Insert
Saturday January 13, 1945 Page 6

     Cora Alice Yohe, past 73 years old, died this morning at 7 o’clock at the Linvill Memorial hospital. She had been in declining health for the past six months due to carcinoma. Cora Alice Hartman was born in Columbia township to Lewis and Anna Nolt Hartman on December 12, 1871. She was a lifelong resident of Whitley county. Her late home being in Union township on the Coesse road. She was married on January 21, 1916, at the Hartman homestead to Byron Yohe of Union Township, a retired farmer who is past 77 years old. One son is dead. A foster daughter Mrs. Herbert Hartman, Columbia City, surivives. There are eight grandchildren. Surviving brothers and sisters include William Hartman, Cozad, Neb; Nathan Hartman, Lincoln, Neb; Frank and John Hartman, Mrs. Charles Gradeless, Columbia City; Ola Hartman, Columbia township; Irvin Hartman and Mrs. Harry Steel, Union township. A brother and two sisters are dead. The body was taken to the J. A. DeMoney Funeral Home where friends may call and where funeral services will be held at 1:30 o’clock Monday afternoon. Rev. Ernest H. Daubert pastor of the Oak Grove Church of God of which Mrs. Yohe was a member, will conduct the service. Burial will be in the Compton cemetery.


Yontz, Jennie Gibson
Columbia City Post, Whitley County, Indiana
Wednesday, April 18, 1906

     Mrs. Milo Yontz who had been indisposed for only a few days at her home on the Stouff farm, just south of this city, quietly passed away Friday evening at 11:30 o'clock. For about three weeks she had been complaining of not being at all well, but was able to come to town Saturday, April 7th. She was obliged to take to her bed the following Monday, and suffered intense pain and misery on account of bowel trouble. Heart complications also developed and the end came rather unexpectedly at the hour mentioned.
     Miss Jennie Gibson was born in Thorncreek township, July 12th, 1877, being the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Gibson. She was united in marriage, July 24, 1898, to her bereft husband, Milo Yontz. To this union two children were born, Walter, a four year old son being left with the father, parents of the deceased, four sisters and two brothers besides other relatives and friends to mourn her untimely death. The deceased was 27 years, 9 months and 1 day of age.
     The funeral occurred Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Methodist church in this city the funeral cortège leaving the home at 1 o'clock; interment in the Linvill addition to the Masonic Cemetery.


Yontz, Maude Catherine Wise Brubaker
Columbia City Post, Whitley County, Indiana
Saturday, February 14, 1953

     Mrs. Maude Catherine Yontz, past 75 years old, South Whitley, died at 7:20 a.m. Saturday at the Whitley County hospital. She had been a patient there several times previous to her admittance Thursday. Mrs. Yontz had been in failing health eight years.
     She was born in Whitley county on Dec. 9, 1877 and was 75 years old last December. She spent her entire life in Whitley county except for a few years in Michigan. She was a daughter of William and Sophia Dunfee Wise.
     Mrs. Yontz was twice married. Her first husband was Charles R. Brubaker. Her second husband, Joe Yontz, is deceased. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Hazlette Dunn of Auburn and Mrs. Jane Jacobs of South Whitley and a son William Brubaker of Elkhart. A sister, Mrs. Harlow Burns of Columbia City is living and there are 9 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Two brothers Maurice and Harry Wise are dead.
     Mrs. Yontz was a member of the Troy Methodist church. The body was taken to the DeMoney-Hollingsworth funeral home where friends may call after 7:30 p.m. Saturday and where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Rev. Albert Rider, former pastor of the Troy Methodist church and burial will be in the Scott (Keister) cemetery.


Yontz, Mrs. Milo
Transcribed and contributed by Beverly Henley
The Commercial Mail – Columbia City, Indiana
Tuesday May 22, 1945 Page 6

     Mrs. Milo Yontz, age 66, died at 5 a.m. today at her residence 208 N. Madison Street. She was ill three years and two years of that time she was bedfast. Funeral services will be held at the DeMoney Funeral Home at 1:30 o’clock Friday afternoon, Rev. Donald E. Bailey of Trinity Methodist Church officiating. Committal services will be held in South Park cemetery. Friends will be received at the funeral home. Mrs. Yontz was the former Myrtle M. Maires and was born in Columbia City July 7, 1878 to Aaron and Julia Pemlerton Maires. She had resided here all her life with the exception of 27 years which she spent in Fremont, O. She was married to Mr. Yontz owner of the Yontz café, September 10, 1908 by the Rev. D. W. Sanders pastor of the Baptist church. The husband survives; also a son Walter A. Yontz of Fremont, O., one sister, Mrs. Sadie Morgan, Huntington; and a brother Asa Maires, Fort Wayne.


Yontz, Peoria B. (Rice)
Unidentified News Clip in "the Scrapbook"
(Died February 1, 1892)

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     Peoria B. Yontz, second daughter of John W. and Catharine Rice, was born in Peoria, Illinois May 11, 1853. Moved with her parents to Columbia City in 1865; was united in marriage with Manford D. Yontz July 28, 1870, and remained a resident of this city and county until June 1, 1887, when they moved to Indianapolis, where she died Feb. 1, 1892, aged 38 years 8 months and 29 days. She was the mother of three children, two daughters and one son. Her first great sorrow was Nov. 11, 1885, occasioned by the death of her youngest daughter, Cora. A year ago December 28th, her son Gale also died.


Yontz, William
Unidentified News Clip in "the Scrapbook"
(Calculated - Died October 17, 1912)

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     William Yontz was born in New Salem, Ohio January 6, 1845 and died at Pierceton, Ind., Thursday evening, aged 67 years 9 months and 11 days. He was at the home of his son, Walter Yontz, and the end came after an illness of but a few hours duration… In 1870, he was married to Miss Sadie Morrison, and ten children were born, three of whom survive. They are Mrs. Anna Grode, of Chicago, Mrs. Maude Holman, of Galveston, Ind., and Walter Yontz, of Pierceton. Two brothers, San Yontz, of this city, and Lewis Yontz, of Lancaster, Ohio and one sister, Mrs. Susan Carpenter, of Granville, Ohio, also remain to mourn his death. His wife preceded him in death fourteen years ago.


Young, Gerald
Transcribed and contributed by Beverly Henley
The Commercial Mail – Columbia City, Indiana
Wednesday March 28, 1945 Page 1

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     War Department notification has been received that Gerald H. Young, 18, had been killed in action with the Marine Corps on Iwo Jima in the Volcanic Islands on March 7, 1945. He is the son of Mrs. Blanche Young 202 1/2 W. Van Buren Street. The Columbia City Marine entered service in October 1943 and received training at the Marine Corps base at San Diego, California. He went overseas in June 1944, serving first in Hawaiian Islands and later in the southwest Pacific. He is survived by his mother; a brother, Cpl. Robert “Tex” Young who is serving in the Marines at Bocachica, Florida and two sisters, Dolores at home and Mrs. Jacob Wolfe, Route 1 Columbia City. The young man’s brother-in-law, PFC Jacob Wolfe and he were serving together in the Marines at last report.


Young, Jennie Long Goodrich
Columbia City Post, Whitley County, Indiana
Tuesday, June 30, 1931

     Mrs. Jennie A. Young, 68, wife of Edward A. Young of this city, died at 7:50 o'clock Tuesday morning at her home, 365 North Line street. Mrs. Young had been ailing for four or five years from heart trouble. For several weeks her condition had been regarded as critical.
     So serious was her condition for the past several weeks that the news of the injury of her son, Beryl Young, was kept from her, it being feared that the shock might hasten her death. Beryl Young, hurt in an automobile accident, submitted to an amputation of his right arm at the Linvill Memorial hospital last week.
     Jennie Anderson Young was a native of Troy township. Her parents were the late John S. Long and Harriett Martin Long and her birth occurred on August 7, 1862. When in her early twenties, she was married to Marion Goodrich and to this union two sons were born, John S. Goodrich who survives and now lives at Kimmell, and Delbert Goodrich, who died in childhood. Mr. Goodrich preceded her in death a number of years ago.
     On March 8, 1892 she was married to Edward A. Young and the couple spent their entire married life in Columbia City where Mr. Young was in business for many years. From this marriage, two sons and two daughters survive; Fred and Beryl Young of this city; Mrs. Frank Eley who resides 5 miles west of here, and Mrs. Otto Knight of Columbia City. Two brothers, Otis M. Long of Burnet, Texas, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Atchinson of Newport, Ky., also 13 grandchildren and one great-grandson survive. A brother and three sisters preceded Mrs. Young in death.
     The decedent, who made many friends during her residence here was regarded highly. Her interests centered chiefly around her home and children. She was a member of the Baptist church which she joined in her girlhood.
     Funeral services will be held from the Baptist Church at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon, Rev. J. B. Carlisle, pastor of the Baptist Church officiating. Interment in Greenhill cemetery. The body which was taken to the Smith funeral home will be returned to the Young home this evening where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.
     The son Beryl Young who submitted to the amputation of his right arm during the past few days will be released from the Linvill Memorial hospital that he may attend his mother's funeral.


Young, Julia (Burns)
Unidentified News Clip in "the Scrapbook"
(Died July 7, 1911)

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     Mrs. James Young, well known over the county because of her long residence in Larwill as the proprietress of the hotel at that place, was found dead in bed Sunday morning about nine o’clock by her son, Alfred Young… Miss Julia Burns was born near Detroit, Michigan, December 5, 1837, and died at Larwill, Indiana, July 7, 1911, aged 73 years, 7 months and 4 days. At the age of five years she came to Whitley county with her parents and settled upon a farm north of Larwill in Richland township. There she grew to womanhood and in the year 1856 she was united in marriage to James Young, a farmer. They lived upon a farm for a few years and in 1859 came to Larwill where they opened the hotel there. From that time on till 1904, forty-five years, they conducted the hotel… Mr. Young died about eighteen months after they left the hotel… Mrs. Young was the mother of six children, four of whom are living: Alfred, Fred, and Mrs. Ed. Young, of Larwill, and J. H. Young, of Chicago. Two brothers, R. W. Burns, of this city, and Justice Burns, Of Joplin, Mo., and two sisters, Mrs. Samuel Wass, of Fort Wayne, and Mrs. George Good, of Utica, O., remain to mourn her loss.

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