Meigs County News For The Year 1899

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Pomeroy Tribune-Telegraph January 11, 1899
Zelda, wife of Fred C. Strohmeyer died at her home at Gloaster, OH yesterday afternoon after about a years illness. Heart trouble was the direct cause of her death. Deceased was about 40 years of age and was the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hartley of Syracuse and a sister of the editor of this paper. She was a Christian woman and a good wife and mother. She was married to Mr. Strohmeyer about 20 years ago and formerly lived at Syracuse. The family has resided at Glouster for the past several years. She leaves a husband and 6 children. The husband is a son of Fred G. Strohmeyer, of Syracuse. The remains will reach here this evening and will be taken to Syracuse for burial. ----- Anton Schmall died at his home at Minersville Tuesday, Jan. 3 and the burial took place Thursday, from the German Evangelical church there, Rev. Wm. Hauff officiating. Mineral Lodge IOOF, of this city of which the deceased was a member, attended. He was 38 years old and leaves a wife and 2 small children. ---- Miss Mary Bumgarner, aged 23, died at the home of her father, L. B. Bumgarner, back of New Haven, Monday. The burial will take place today. ---- Mrs Thomas Crow, after a long illness, died at her home on Sugar Run, Monday night, of consumption. She was about 45 years of age. The deceased leaves 2 daughters, Anna and Florence. The funeral service will be held Thursday morning at the Catholic Church, conducted by Rev. Father Schnelder. [Transcribed by Joel Hartley]

Pomeroy Tribune-Telegraph March 15, 1899
Mrs. Sophia Bickle died at her home on Thomas Fork, last week, and was buried, Friday. She was a daughter of Stephen Ohlinger, of this city. Miss Elda Rickard, aged 23, daughter of Michael Rickard, of New Haven, died at her home there, Monday. Burial took place Tuesday and the remains were interred in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. May Curtis, daughter of Wall B. Curtis and wife, formerly of this city died at the home of her mother in Carnegie, Pennsylvania, Thursday, March 9th, of heart failure. She was 21 years of age. Thomas Stobart, of Minersville, the last remaining brother of the late Robert Stobart, died at 6 o'clock, Sunday morning. He was 72 years of age and had been in failing health all winter. The remains were buried at the Gilmore cemetery. Mrs. Wm. Peeples, of Thomas Fork, died last Wednesday morning, March 8th, age 84. She was quite an estimable lady, and loved by all who knew her. She leaves an aged husband, three sons and two daughters to mourn her death. Henry Mordhorst, a former well-known old German citizen, of this city, who engaged in the pottery business for many years, died in Indianapolis, Indiana, Saturday. His remains were brought to Cincinnati, Monday, and cremated. Mrs. Mordhorst, who resides here, was physically unable to make the trip to Indianapolis. Mrs. Ellsworth Parker, died at her home at Minersville at one o'clock, Monday afternoon, aged about 22 years. She had been married to Mr. Parker a little over a year and leaves a husband and a small baby. The funeral will be held at the Methodist church at Minersville at 10 o'clock tommorrow. Transcribed by Susan Kuhl.

Pomeroy Tribune-Telegraph December 6, 1899
HAWK, EMERSON Emerson Hawk, a young man of Salem Township, met a tragic death Saturday just after dinner. He was cutting timber for Snyder and Company when a tree fell on him, and killed him instantly. Later information is to the effect that the tree did not fall on him. In falling it caught into branches of a large tree standing near it and in order to get it to the ground, he started to cut the tree in which it had lodged. The heavy weight against the tree had bent it over considerably and the first stroke of the axe caused it to split half its entire length and when this gave way, struck him in the breast and body breaking nearly all of his ribs and killing him instantly. He was about 25 years old and single. Burial took place Tuesday forenoon at Wilkesville. MRS. ROGERS Mrs. Rogers, an aged lady of Minersville, died Tuesday night. KLEIN, SOPHIA George Reuter recieved a telegram Monday afternoon announcing the death of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Sophia Klein, at Montra, Ohio. Mr. Reuter left for Montra Tuesday morning and will bring the remains for her burial. MRS. ARNOLD Mrs. John Arnold, an aged and highly respected lady of Downington, died Friday. Mrs. Arnold was 76 years old. At the age of 16 she united with the M.E. Church and has lived ever since a most consistent christian life, she died at the home of her son, Edward. Funeral services were held Sunday at the Downington Methodist Church conducted by Rev. McCullough. SMITH, ISAAC B. A resident of this city, died at his home in second ward at about six o'clock saturday evening, after an illness of several weeks. Deceased was about 60 years of age and leaves a wife and eight children. He was an honest and industrious man. OHLINGER, PAUL GERHARDT Paul Gerhardt Ohlinger, son of Phillip and Mary Ohlinger, of Lincoln Hill, died December 4, 1899 from pneumonia. He would have been three years of age January 5th. The funeral took place from St. Pauls Lutheran Church at 2:00 Wednesday afternoon. Reverend A.J. Klindworth, the Pastor, preached the funeral sermon. Burial at Beech Grove Cemetery. [Transcribed by Maria Leamond]

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