Category Archives: Sunday’s Obituary

Sunday’s Obituary – Sevilla Sheneman

Sheneman, Sevilla - 1917-05-17

Mrs. Sevilla Sheneman

Died at her home near Berlin Sunday, her age being 61 years, 10 months and 25 days. She was a daughter of Nicholas and Barbara Schwartz, and had spent her entire life in Holmes county. She was the wife of Michael Sheneman. She had been a member of the Berlin M. E. church for many years. The funeral occurred Tuesday, from her late home, services being conducted by Rev. Rowler of the Millersburg M. E. church. Interment in the Berlin cemetery.

“Mrs. Sevilla Sheneman,” Holmes County Farmer (Ohio), 17 May 1917, p. 1.

Sheneman, Sevilla - 1917-05-24Obituary of Mrs. Sevilla Sheneman

We made brief mention ast week of the death of Mrs. Sevilla Sheneman, which occurred at her home near Berlin on Saturday evening, May 12 after an illness of two months. Deceased was born June 17, 1855, on the home farm south of Berlin, where she spent her childhood days. When quite young she united with the Berlin M. E. church and remained a faithful member until death called her. In 1883 she was married to Jacob Engel who preceded her in eath. To this union four children were born – Edith, Etta and Frank at home, and Mrs. Wm. Kaser of Charm. She is also survived by her husband, Michael Sheneman to whom she was married in 1898. Five brothers, one sister and many nieces and nephews are also left to mourn her departure. She was a loving, indulgent mother always thinking of others before herself. Our home is very lonely now but our consolation is that we will meet again. The funeral was held Tuesday, May 15, and internment was made in Berlin cemetery.

Those from a distance who attended the funeral were: S. N. Schwartz, Cleveland; Charles Schwartz, Painesville; Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Schwartz and Mrs. Wm. Fulton and family, Sugarcreek; Fred Schwartz, Mr. and Mrs. Ebersole, Mrs. Sevilla Malone and Wm. Schwartz, Dundee; Mrs. A. D. Maxwell, Cuyahoga Falls; Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Steele, Meadville, Pa.; Chester Beachy, Kent; John Schwartz and Mrs. Corwin Decker, Canton’ Mrs. Albert Deuber, Winesburg; Mrs. Charles Kunkler, Wadsworth; T. G. Syler, Baltic; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lowe and Mr. and Mrs. John Lowe, Bedford.

We wish to express our thanks to the friends and neighbors who gave us assistance during the sickness and death of our dear mother, Sevilla Sheneman also for the beautiful flowers and music at the funeral.

HUSBAND AND CHILDREN

“Obituary of Mrs. Sevilla Sheneman,” Holmes County Farmer (Ohio), 24 May 1917, p. 1.

Elizabeth (Schwartz) Yegerlehner and her sister Sevilla Sheneman(Photograph courtesy of Eric Graham)

Elizabeth (Schwartz) Yegerlehner and her sister Sevilla Sheneman(Photograph courtesy of Eric Graham)

[Special Thanks goes out this week (and last) to the Wayne County Public Library in Wooster, Ohio and their Genealogy and Local History Department for providing the obituaries of Sevilla and her brother Jacob.]

Sunday’s Obituary – John Schwartz

Schwartz, John - Obituary, 1904Death of John Schwartz

The subject of this notice was born at Canton Berne, Switzerland, May 11, 1838, and came with his parents to America, arriving here May 15, 1852. He was baptized May 24, 1838, and united with the Reformed church at Trail, March 27, 1853. He was united in marriage to Mary Rohrer, in 1862, who preceeded him in death July 29, 1903. To this union, ten children – five sons and five daughters – were born, all of whom are living. Besides his family, 8 brothers, 4 sisters, 28 grandchildren and a host of friends are left to mourn his death. His age was 65 years, 9 months and 21 days. He was a kind and loving father, a good neighbor and always ready to help in time of need. We desire to thank the friends and neighbors for their kindly assistance during the death and burial of our father.

THE CHILDREN

“Death of John Schwartz,” Holmes County Farmer (Ohio), 10 March 1904, p. 1.

[This week’s thank you goes out to the Wayne County Public Library and their Genealogy and Local History Department for retrieving John’s obituary for me.] 

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John Schwartz was the first born child of Niklaus Schwartz and his first wife Elisabeth (Kunz) Schwartz. According to the town of Biglen birth abstracts, John was born on March 4th, not the 11th. He married Mary Pauline Rohrer on 14 August 1862 in Holmes county, Ohio. John appears to be the only son who chose neither medicine or the law as a profession, but remained a farmer.

John and Mary had 10 children: Savilla, William, Elizabeth, John, Catherine, Christian, Lydia, Charles, Elsie and Joseph.

John and Mary are buried at the Trail Swiss Church Cemetery in Winesburg, Ohio.

If you are the owner of this photograph, please contact me so I may provide proper attribution.

If you are the owner of this photograph, please contact me so I may provide proper attribution.

 

 

Sunday’s Obituary – Dr. Henry A. Schwartz

Schwartz, Henry A. - Obituary, 1925Obituary of Dr. Schwartz

Dr. Henry Albert Schwartz, son of Nichols and Barbara Schwartz was born in Berlin, Holmes county Ohio, Oct. 6th, 1857. When still a young man he became a member of the Reformed church. He studied medicine at Western Reserve University, from which school he graduated in 1886. On April 17th, 1895, he was united in marriage with Miss Anna Etrang [sic Strang] at Millersburg, Ohio. Dr. Schwartz practiced medicine first in Indiana. Afterward he located at Greer, Ohio, and finally moved to Loudonville, where he has resided for the past eighteen years. After an ailness of but a few days he departed this life at 3 o’clock, Thursday morning, March 19, 1925, reaching the age of 67 years, 5 months and 13 days. He leaves to mourn his departure his sorrowing wife, and one daughter, Mrs. C. E. Swartzwalder. He is also survived by one grandchild, two brothers and one half-brother, beside other relatives and friends.

Funeral services, conducted by Rev. J. H. Kuhlman, were held at Zion Lutheran church, Sunday, March 22 at 2 p.m. Interment in the Loudonville cemetery. “Watch ye, therefore, for ye know not when the Master of the house cometh”!

“Obituary of Dr. Schwartz,” Ashland-Times Gazette (Ashland, Ohio), 25 March 1925, p. 7.

[Special thanks to the Adult Services Department at the Ashland Public Library in Ashland, Ohio for providing this obituary. I would not have been able to find this obituary without the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center which manages one of the best on-line obituary search databases for the state of Ohio.]

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Dr. Henry A. Schwartz was the son of Nicholas Schwartz and his second wife Barbara (Kunz) Schwartz. He was born in Ohio, 6 years after the family emigrated from Switzerland. The obituary gives Henry a fairly good biography so there isn’t much more to add.

Henry and his wife Anna are buried at the Loudonville Cemetery.

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Sunday’s Obituary – Jacob Engle

Engle, Jacob - 1892-05-02Victim of the Grip Cuts His Throat

MILLERSBURG, O., May 2 – Jacob Engle, a farmer near Berlin, aged fifty years, committed suicide Saturday afternoon by going out to his barn and crawling under some hay, and there cutting his throat with a pocket knife. He had been dead some time when found. He had been suffering with the grip for some time, which unbalanced his mind. Deceased was a brother-in-law of Councilman S. N. Schwartz, of this place.

“Victim of the Grip Cuts His Throat,” Hamilton Daily Democrat (Hamilton, Ohio), 2 May 1892, p. 1, col. 2; digital image, Newspaper Archive (http://newspaperarchive.com : accessed 11 January 2014).

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Not much is known about Jacob prior to his marriage to Savilla Schwartz on 26 March 1883, Holmes county, Ohio. He was born in Germany (or Ohio) in the late 1830s. Sources differ as to his exact age but it was likely close to 1839 or 1840. He appears to be the son of Jacob and Margaret Engle. Jacob Sr. named his children, Jacob and Caroline, in his 1890 will. Both Jacobs were recorded as stone masons on the 1880 census.

Engel, Jacob & Savilla Schwartz - Marriage, 1883

Holmes county marriage record (Image from Family Search)

Jacob and Savilla had four children: Edith, Louisa, Henrietta and Jacob Franklin. The youngest was born 3 weeks after Jacob took his own life.

Jacob is buried at Berlin Cemetery, Berlin, Holmes county, Ohio.

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Sunday’s Obituary – Eugene Yagerlehner

Yagerlehner, Eugene - Obituary, 1920LITTLE BOY SUCCUMBS AT PARENTS’ HOME

Little Eugene Yagerlehner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Yagerlehner, passed away last Saturday at the home of his parents on D street. The little fellow had been ill for some time, and not long ago underwent an operation which failed to prolong his life.

He was 8 years and 7 months of age, the brother of Vera Yagerlehner and the grandson of Mrs. Etta Lake, and the nephew of Mrs. Sabin Kane, Mrs. Charles Vaughan, Mrs. Raymond Proctor and Mrs. Myrta Peterson.

The funeral was held Tuesday from the residence of the parents, with burial in Mount Tamalpais cemetery.

“LIttle Boy Succumbs at Parents’ Home,” Marin Journal (San Rafael, California), 11 March 1920, p. 1, col. 4; digital image, California Digital Newspaper Collection (http://cdnc.ucr.edu : accessed 04 January 2014).

And a few days before the obituary, the family published a notice that Eugene was ill and doing poorly.

Yagerlehner, Eugene - Illness, 1920-03-04Eugene, the young son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Yeglehner [sic], is reported to be seriously ill at his home. He recently underwent an operation at the San Rafael Sanatarium.

“Local Happenings,” Marin Journal (San Rafael, California), 4 March 1920, p. 5, col. 1; digital image, California Digital Newspaper Collection (http://cdnc.ucr.edu : accessed 04 January 2014).

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Eugene Yagerlehner was the only son of Frank and Lottie (Lake) Yagerlehner. He was born 11 August 1911, Marin County, California. He died on 6 March 1920 at the family home in San Rafael. Eugene is buried with his father at Mount Tamalpais Cemetery.

Photograph by John Gillespie

Photograph by John Gillespie

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Sunday’s Obituary – Roberta E. (Yegerlehner) Van Sickle

??????????????????????We are indebted to C.C. Yagerlehner for the following account of the death of his niece, who had moved to Akron, Ohio, a week before the tragic accident, which was the first serious accident that has ever occurred in the Yagerlehner family. Mrs. Robert [sic Roberta] Van Sickle was the oldest daughter of George F. Yagerlehner and was 26 years old. Mr. and Mrs. VanSickle with a party of friends were amusing themselves by making trips over a new giant roller coaster styled “Over the Top,” at Akron, Ohio. The men and the children had just finished a trip. The ladies had just started over the top on their trip and the car was plunging downward when a forward wheel broke, causing the car to leave the rail and plunge about 50 feet to the earth, killing three and fatally wounding several others. Burial was in Crown Hill cemetery, Indianapolis, Wednesday afternoon. Those from a distance attending the funeral were Grandmother Yagerlehner and Mr. and Mrs. John Yagerlehner from Clay City – Clay City News.

“Death,” Brazil Weekly Democrat (Brazil, Indiana), 24 July 1918, p. 4, col. 4; digital image, Newspaper Archive (http://www.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 28 December 2013).

Van Sickle, Roberta - Three Killed When Roller Coaster Drops, 1918-07-08THREE KILLED WHEN ROLLER COASTER DROPS

Akron, Ohio – Three persons were killed, and three fatally injured and eight seriously hurt when a train on “Over the Top” a giant roller plunged 50 feet to the ground at the local amusement park last night. The front wheels of the first car broke while making the ascent where the thriller commences. The crowd yelled in derision as the passengers frantically called for help. An infant in its mother’s arms escaped injury.

The dead and injured are: Mrs. Roberta W. Van Sickle, Ralph L. King, of Akron, and General Bailey, Tariff, W. Va.

Probably fatally injured: Clyde Keen, address unknown; Otis Smith, Akron; Dennis Glassford, Rockport, N. Y.; Harvey Biggins, formerly of Athens, Ohio, was injured.

The body of Mrs. Van Sickle, who recently moved here with her husband and child will be taken to the home of her parents in Indianapolis.

“Three Killed When Roller Coaster Drops,” Lima Daily News (Lima, Ohio), 8 July 1918, p. 2, col. 4; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : 28 December 2013).

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Roberta Elizabeth Yegerlehner was the oldest daughter, and second child, of George and Elizabeth (Klein) Yegerlehner. She was born 15 July 1892 in Indiana, most likely in Indianapolis. George was a blacksmith employed by the railroad, so he moved around a bit before settling permanently in Indianapolis. George and his brother Charles shared an address in Indianapolis as early as 1893.

Roberta married Floyd W. Van Sickle on 17 September 1909 in Indianapolis. They had one daughter, Charlotte, who was born in 1912. Floyd was a truck driver and a mechanic. He worked with his father and brother at Vansickle and sons on Hamilton Street in Indianapolis. The reason why Floyd and Roberta moved to Akron is unknown, but the result was tragic.

Image courtesy of Family Search

Image courtesy of Family Search

Roberta is buried at Crown Hill cemetery in Indianapolis with her parents. Floyd later remarried and is buried with his second wife.

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Sunday’s Obituary – Frank Yagerlehner

Yagerlehner, Frank - Obituary, 1933Frank Yagerlehner Succumbs After Long Illness

After an illness of more than a year with a heart ailment, Frank Yagerlehner, a resident of San Rafael for 25 years, died Saturday at his home here. He was an employee of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad Company.

Yagerlehner leaves a widow, Mrs. Lottie Yagerlehner; a daughter, Mrs. L. M. Roberts, and a brother, Wilson Yagerlehner, of Long Beach.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at the parlors of Keaton & Dusel here, with Rev. John J. Canoles, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, officiating.

Yagerlehner was a member of Tamalpais Lodge No. 60, Knights of Pythis, and members of that organization held a brief ceremony Monday evening at Keaton & Dusel’s in memory of their departed brother.

“Frank Yagerlehner Succumbs After Long Illness,” The Marin Journal (San Rafael, California), 8 June, 1933, p. 3, col. 1.

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Franklin Yagerlehner was the son of John and Mary (Wright) Yagerlehner. He was born 9 November 1880 in Nine Mile, Allen, Indiana. He was the tenth of thirteen children.

Frank married Lottie Lake on 23 December 1902 in Indiana. Because Frank worked for the railroad, the couple soon moved to California where they settled in Marin county. They had two children: Vera and Eugene. Eugene died young from an unknown condition. He had surgery to correct the condition but it was unsuccessful, and Eugene died soon afterwards in 1920 at age 8 years.

Since Lottie remarried after Frank’s death, she is not buried with Frank but with her second husband, William F. Holbrook. Frank and Eugene are buried together at Mount Tamalpais Cemetery in San Rafael.