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

The scrapbook is compiled from 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 by volunteers of the Crawford County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society. Since the copies are not of the best quality errors may have been made. Please contact us if you find corrections needing to be made or can verify any missing dates which could be added.


Mrs. Johanna Aschbacher died at her home in New Washington, Thursday, afternoon, aged 90 years, 4 months and 7 days. The funeral services were held in St. John’s Lutheran Church Sunday morning, at 9 o’clock, Rev. Ebert officiating.

She was born in Wurtemberg, Germany, and was the daughter of Ulric and Barbara Laipply. She was the widow George F. Aschbacher, who died in February 1897. She was the mother of eight children, three sons and one daughter survive her. Mrs. F. A. Vollrath, of this city, who died several years ago, was one of her children and Mrs. John Gebhardt, of this city, is a grand-daughter. She has many friends besides her relatives in this city. She has lived in New Washington since 1854.

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