Tag 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.


“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.


“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.] 


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.]


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.

©2014 copyright owned and written by Deborah Sweeney
Post originally found at: https://genealogylady.net/2014/01/18/sundays-obitua…nry-a-schwartz/

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).


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

©2014 copyright owned and written by Deborah Sweeney
Post originally found at: https://genealogylady.net/2014/01/04/sundays-obitua…ne-yagerlehner/

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).


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.

©2013 copyright owned and written by Deborah Sweeney
Post originally found at: https://genealogylady.net/2013/12/28/sundays-obitua…ner-van-sickle/

Sunday’s Obituary – Mary E. (Wright) Yagerlehner


Mrs. Mary E. Yagerlehner, 70 yrs. old, died at the Boulevarde sanitarium at Detroit, Mich., at 8:40 o’clock Sunday morning. Death was due to infirmities of age, hastened by suffering a fractured leg two weeks ago. She had been an invalid for a number of years and was taken to the sanitarium two years ago.

Mrs. Yagerlehner was born at Liberty Center, Ohio, November 27, 1846 and her early life was spent there. On June 3, 1866, she married John Yagerlehner. They lived there for thirty years and then came to this city, where she lived until she was taken to Detroit two years ago.

Seven sons Charles, of Detroit, William of Ft. Wayne, Wilson and Frank of California, Edwin of Denver, Colo., John of Detroit and Irvin of Largo three daughters Mrs. Harry Story, of Wabash, Mrs. John Urschel of Tippecanoe and Mrs. Charles Clemens of Marshfield, Ore., two brothers, W. C. Wright of Wanseon, O., and James Wright of Liberty Center, O., a sister Mrs. Ella Dandy of Liberty Center, O., survive.

The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon and the burial will be made in the Hopewell cemetery. The services will be held at the Hopewell church at 2 o’clock. The Rev. Frost of the Presbyterian church at Lagro will officiate.

“Lingering Illness Ends in Death,” Wabash Plain Dealer (Wabash, Indiana), 4 September 1917, p. 1, col. 1; digital image, Newspaper Archive (http//www.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 14 December 2013).



The funeral of Mary E. Yagerlehner was held Wednesday afternoon with burial in the Hopewell cemetery north east of Lagro. The services were held at the Hopewell church at the cemetery at 2 o’clock, the Rev. Frost of Lagro officiating. The funeral was largely attended and the ceremonies were most impressive.

Those who acted as pall-bearers were: four sons Charles of Detroit, William of Ft. Wayne, Ervin, of Lagro, John of Detroit, two brothers N.C. Wright of Wauseon, O., and James Wright of Liberty Center, O.

“Funeral Services of Mary Yagerlehner,” Wabash Plain Dealer (Wabash, Indiana), 6 September 1917, p. 1, col. 7; digital image, Newspaper Archive (http://newspaperarchive.com : accessed 14 December 2013).

Photograph by Steve

Photograph by Steve

Sunday’s Obituary – Reuben Jacob Schiele

Schiele, Reuben - Obituary, 1931 (cropped)REUBEN JACOB SCHIELE

Special To The Tribune

BRAZIL, Ind., Oct. 21. –Reuben Jacob Schiele, aged 75, a prominent farmer of near Clay City for many years, died last evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. B. O. King, at Terre Haute, of obstruction of the bowels. The deceased was born in Ohio, but had spent most of his life in Clay county. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Lana Schiele: two sons and a daughter, William and Oliver Schiele, of Clay City, and Mrs. King, of Terre Haute; also a brother, and four sisters, Sylvester Schiele, of Chicago; Mrs. James Hixon, of Brazil; Mrs. John Yearlinger, of Clay City; Mrs. Charles McQuery and Mrs. John Swartz, of Barrington, Ill.; also 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The funeral will be announced later.

“Reuben Jacob Schiele,” Terre Haute Tribune (Terre Haute, Indiana), 21 October 1931, p. 2.


Reuben Schiele was born 27 June 1857, Medina County, Ohio. He was the eldest son of Michael Schiele and his first wife, Mary Magdalena Miller. He moved with his parents to Clay County as a young boy. On 8 June 1880, Reuben married Lanah Markley. They were the parents of four children: Ida E., Edith M., Oliver L. and William J. Reuben was a farmer like his father.

Schiele, Reuben J. - Clay co. history, p. 401

Schiele, Reuben J. - Clay co. history, p. 402

William Travis, A History of Clay County Indiana (Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1909), 401-402.

Reuben is buried with his wife Lanah at the Maple Grove Cemetery, Clay City, Indiana.

Schiele, Reuben & Lanah - gravestone

Photograph courtesy of Jon Rice

©2013 copyright owned and written by Deborah Sweeney
Post originally found at: https://genealogylady.net/2013/12/08/sundays-obitua…-jacob-schiele/

Sunday’s Obituary – Rosina (Yegerlehner) McCormick

McCormick, Rosina (Yegerlehner) - Obituary - croppedMcCormick

Mrs. Rosina McCormick, aged seventy-two years, died yesterday afternoon at the family residence, 336 Madison street. Death was due to complications and followed an illness of six weeks’ duration.

The deceased was born in the Canton of Berne, Switzerland, Oct. 13, 1841, and came to America with her parents at the age of nine years. She was united in marriage to Thomas H. McCormick Nov 21, 1861, in Tuscarawas county, Ohio. They moved to this city in 1893, where Dr. McCormick practiced medicine until his death in 1911.

Surviving relatives include the following children: Mrs. Minnie M. Houser, of Fort Wayne, Ind.; Rev. F. C. McCormick, of Milton, Ind.; Thomas H. McCormick, teacher of mathematics at the Commercial high school, of New York City; Miss Ada M. McCormick, head of the business and municipal department of the Fort Wayne public library; Rev. Harry B. McCormick, pastor of the Church of Christ, New York City. Twenty-three grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive. Two daughters, Mrs. Pearl R. Haller and Della C. McCormick [sic Ake], preceded her in death. Mrs. McCormick was a member of the West Creighton Avenue Church of Christ.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed and will be announced latr.

“The Deaths: McCormick,” The Fort Wayne Daily News (Fort Wayne, Indiana), 25 May 1914, p. 11, col. 1; digital image, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 November 2013).


Rosina was the only daughter of David and Magdalena (Strahm) Yegerlehner. She traveled with her parents from Switzerland to London, and then to the United States. The family settled in Holmes County, Ohio. Despite the above notion that Rosina married Thomas H. McCormick in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, they were actually married in Holmes County. Both Rosina and her brother Christian applied for marriage licenses on the same day, although their weddings were 3 days apart and they were married by different ministers.

McCormick, Thomas & Rosina Yegerlehner - Marriage, 1861

How’s that for misspelling!?! (Click to enlarge)

Rosina and Thomas also moved their growing family west to Indiana, settling there by 1870. While older brother Christian and their parents moved to Clay county, Thomas and Rosina settled in northern Indiana, near Fort Wayne. After many years of living in the rural townships of Allen County, they finally moved into the city.

McCormick, Thomas & Rosina - c1900

Thomas & Rosina, c1910
Copy from an original in the possession of Rosina’s descendants

Rosina and Thomas were the parents of eight children: Florence, Wilhelmina “Minnie,” Della, Pearl, Firman, Thomas, Ada and Harry. Rosina’s progeny were quite numerous, possibly surpassing both her brothers in living descendants. One of Rosina’s more famous descendants was Edward H. White, Jr., an astronaut from the Apollo program who tragically lost his life during a fire on the launching platform in 1967.

Rosina and Thomas are buried at Lindenwood Cemetery in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Photograph by Jim Cox

©2013 copyright owned and written by Deborah Sweeney
Post originally found at:  https://genealogylady.net/2013/11/30/sundays-obitua…hner-mccormick/

Sunday’s Obituary – James H. Lawhead

Lawhead, James H. - ObituaryJames Henry Lawhead

Was born in the state of Ohio, January 5, 1840, and departed this life at his daughter-in-law, Mrs. J.F. Lawhead Feb. 18, 1920, aged 80 years, 1 month and 13 days. He was united in marriage to Martha Burch, near Bloomfield, Ind. To this union were born three children. His wife and three children preceded him in death. He was again married to Margaret Rea, near Bloomfield, Ind. To this union were born seven children. The wife and four children preceeded him in death a number of years ago. He united with the M.P. church at York, Ill., some thirty years ago and lived a faithful Christian to the end. He leaves two daughters and one son, one step daughter and one step son, a number of grandchildren and eighteen great, grand children to mourn his departure. He had been a sufferer since N [?] But bore his suffering with patience always trusting in his blessed Savior. Only last Sunday he told the relatives and friends that “he wanted to go home to Heaven if it was the will of God.” Thus reconciled with all men and with his God he passed over the mystic river and is now at rest in the land that is fairer than days. May his mantle fall upon another and his good work go for others.

The funeral service took place at U.B. church, Robinson, Ill. Rev. W. H. Duncan was in charge and interment took place at Hutsonville cemetery.

-Newspaper Unknown, likely published in Hutsonville or Robinson, Illinois, 1920.

Minerva with her father James Lawhead, son James R. and grandson (c1908)

Minerva with her father James Lawhead, son James R. and grandson (c1908)

James Henry Lawhead was the second known son and child of Joseph and Cassandria (Harding) Lawhead. He was likely born in Marietta, Washington County, Ohio as reported on his death certificate.[1] The family migrated at least twice during his childhood. The census records the family living in Guernsey, Ohio in 1850,[2] and then moving onto Greene County, Indiana by 1860.[3] As a young man, James worked as a farm laborer in nearby Lawrence county, Indiana and was enumerated a second time.[4]

James married first Martha (Lafoon) Burch on 3 November 1861, Greene County, Indiana. They were the parents of three children: James Francis, Margarett A. and a third unknown child (presumably an infant which died young). At the time of their marriage, Martha was a widow with three children: Paris Burch, Ortha E. Burch and Ruth Burch. It is likely that this marriage ended in divorce. James was married again in 1868, and Martha was still living in 1870.[5]

James married second Margaret A. Rea, the daughter of George and Sarah (Jewell) Rea, on 5 December 1868 in Greene County, Indiana. They were the parents of seven children: Jasper R., Emily H. “Emma” and Minerva [twins], Saphrone, Parey, Casan and Joseph. The last four all died as infants. James and Margaret did not remain in Greene County, but moved to Crawford County, Illinois soon after their marriage.

Sometime between 1900 and 1910, James and Margaret moved to Peach Orchard, Arkansas for a while. Their son Jasper had settled there. After Margaret’s death, James married for a third time in Arkansas, a widow named Cora Perkins, on 5 December 1908. James later returned to Crawford County where he died in the home of his daughter-in-law, Belle Lawhead.

Even though James’ obituary states the he was buried in Hutsonville Cemetery, no grave has been found.

©2013 copyright owned and written by Deborah Sweeney
Post originally found at: https://genealogylady.net/2013/11/24/sundays-obitua…ames-h-lawhead/

[1] Illinois Department of Public Health, death certificate no. 24333, James Henry Lawhead (1920); Division of Vital Statistics, Springfield.

[2] 1850 U.S. Census, Guernsey County, Ohio, population schedule, Seneca Township, p. 474 (penned), dwelling 3045, family 3067, Joseph Lawhead: NARA microfilm publication M432, roll 684.

[3] 1860 U.S. Census, Greene County, Indiana, population schedule, Center township, P.O. Jonesborough, p. 75 (penned), dwelling 530, family 530, Joseph Lawhead; NARA microfilm publication M653, roll 262.

[4] 1860 U.S. Census, Lawrence County, Indiana, population schedule, Spice Valley township, P.O. Bryantsville, p. 149 (penned), dwelling 1910, family 1910, Wm McNabb; NARA microfilm publication M653, roll 276.

[5] 1870 U.S. Census, Greene County, Indiana, population schedule, Centre township, P.O. Solsberry, dwelling 21, family 21, Martha Lawhead; NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 318.

Sunday’s Obituary – Nancy Mae (McCoy) Walker Kline

Kline, Nancy - Obituary, 1911

Terre Haute Tribune, May 31, 1911


By Special Correspondent.

CLAY CITY, May 31. – Mrs. Nancy Kline died at Lafayette yesterday at a private sanitarium of brain affection, aged 46 years. Her remains were brought here last night and taken to the home of her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Schiele. The funeral services were conducted at the home Wednesday morning, and burial at Greenwell cemetery. She leaves six children, Mrs. Ed Fouts and Roy Walker, of Lafayette, and, and four children by the name of Kline.

Walker, Theodore & Nancy - gravestone

Photograph taken by Seth Musselman (2013)

Nancy has been a recent subject of another blog post (Thriller Thursday – Attempted Murder and Suicide). While she survived the murder attempt when she was 18, she did not live a long life. Nancy was married twice. She outlived her first husband, Theodore Walker. Her second marriage to Stephen Kline appears to have been a rocky one.  They separated after several years of marriage and four children. Nancy moved with her children to Lafayette in the late 1910s. Stephen appears to have fought the separation and began proceedings to convict his wife of insanity. Nancy died very soon thereafter.

Court summons dated 1 May 1911

Court summons dated 1 May 1911

Nancy married Theodore Walker on 5 June 1888 in Clay County, Indiana. They had two known children: Charles Roy Walker (1889-1936) and Mae (Walker) Fouts (1891-1972). There may have been a third child.

She married second, Stephen M. Kline on 27 August 1896 in Clay County, Indiana. They had four children: Forrest S. Kline (1897?-1976), Inez (Kline) Ley (1899-1985), Paul H. Kline (1901-1994), and Russell R. Kline (1904-1927).

Schiele, Elizabeth with Nancy, Mae & baby Jack - c1910

Nancy with her mother Elizabeth, daughter Mae and grandson Jack, c1910

Special thanks are in order to Karen Brand for providing me with copies of the court summons and Jane Riley for the pictures of Nancy and her daughter Mae and a copy of Nancy’s obituary.

©2013 copyright owned and written by Deborah Sweeney
Post originally found at: https://genealogylady.net/2013/11/09/sundays-obitua…y-walker-kline/