This post was contributed to the Crawford County Chapter of OGS by Kristina Stearley as part of the Florence Siefert Scrapbook in 2010.

These are mostly undated, unidentified newspaper clippings involving events in the lives of Crawford County citizens living in or having connections to New Washington, Tiro, Shelby, Sulphur Springs, Chatfield, Bucyrus, Ashland, Mansfield, and other areas. Only minimal spelling or punctuation corrections were made. Unreadable areas are shown by underlines, dots &/or question marks. This collection has been scanned, “optical character recognized” (OCR’d), proofed, then coded for HTML. Since the copies are not of the best quality errors may have been made. Please contact me if you find corrections needing to be made or can verify any missing dates which could be added.


JUST THINK: Three Weddings In One Day.

Last Tuesday, no doubt, was the banner day for weddings in New Washington. On this day Cupid lands a few victims.


The marriage of Charles Alge, of Findlay, and Miss Elizabeth, daughter of the late Matthias Goodman, was solemnized at St. Bernard’s church last Tuesday morning in the presence of a large congregation, Rev. Vogt officiating. After the ceremony a number of invited guests assembled at the home of the bride’s mother southeast of this place, and celebrated the happy event by the usual characteristic festivities. The young couple left on the 2 p.m. train on the Penna for Findlay, the same day, where the happy pair will begin housekeeping at once.


John Richard Smith, of Fostoria, and Miss Louise, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gottlieb Ott, were united in marriage at the home of the bride’s parents on Main street, last Tuesday evening at 5 o’clock by Rev. D. Ph. Ebert.
C. B. Lowe, of Fostoria, and Miss Della Cummins, of this place, appeared as groomsman and bridesmaid.
The marriage ceremony was witnessed by about sixty invited guests. Immediately after the ceremony a bounteous, repast was served.
The young couple will begin housekeeping at Fostoria, where the groom has a lucrative position in a laundry.


C. P. Vollmer and Miss Rozena Whitcum were united in marriage at the Ev. Lutheran parsonage at Bucyrus, last Tuesday evening at 6 o’clock by Rev. J. W. Kuntz.
Immediately after the ceremony the happy couple repaired to the home of the groom’s uncle, Sheriff Chas. Vollmer, where a sumptuous supper was served, which was excellent in every detail, and certainly would be a source of envy to even a professional caterer. After supper they returned home and a tea was served in the house on the corner of Center and Washington streets, which had been fitted up, ready to move into.
The groom is the genial agent at the Northern Ohio, and is known as “Big Fritz.” The bride is a daughter of Geo. Whitcum, of this place, and taught several successful terms of school. Both are graduates from our High school. We wish all the couples a matrimonial life of unalloyed happiness.