Tag Archives: Samuel N. Schwartz

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).


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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Yeagley vs. Lanz

Schwartz, Samuel - Yeagly vs. Lanz, 1888-01-26

The famous lawsuit of Yeagley vs. Lanz promises to be more than a “tempest in a teapot.” It is to be taken into court and able counsel have been employed. Samuel N. Schwartz, of the Millersburg Bar, for Yeagly, and O’Donnell of New Philadelphia for Lanz.

“Shanesville Shiners,” The Ohio Democrat (New Philadelphia, Ohio), 26 January 1888, p. 3, col. 3.

Tombstone Tuesday – Niklaus & Barbara (Kunz) Schwartz

Schwartz, Nicholas & Barbara - gravestone

Photograph by Madeline Troyer

Nicholas (Niklaus or Nickolus) was the father of Elizabeth (Schwartz) Yegerlehner. The Schwartz family emigrated from Switzerland in 1852. Upon arriving in America, they traveled to Berlin, Holmes County, Ohio, and there Niklaus and several of his children stayed. Niklaus had a very large family. He had fifteen children between his two wives. Some of the children moved around Ohio, while two traveled further west into Indiana. Elizabeth moved to Clay County, Indiana after she married Christian Yegerlehner. Her younger brother William B. Schwartz also settled in Clay County.

Niklaus married Elizabeth Kunz who bore him six children: John, Jacob, Christian, Elizabeth, Anna Barbara and Niklaus (d.y.). After Elizabeth died in 1846, Niklaus married his wife’s younger sister Anna Barbara. Their children were Nicholas F., Gottfried, Samuel, Charles, Sevilla, Henry, William, Sophia, and Henrietta.

Niklaus and Barbara are buried at Berlin Cemetery in Berlin, Holmes County, Ohio.

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