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.

Carl Wilhelm Belser, professor of Latin in the University of Colorado, died at his home in Boulder, Colorado, January 24, of consumption. Prof. Belser was born in New Washington, this county, December 21, 1860. His father was at that time pastor of the English Lutheran congregation in that town. He received the best educational advantages, both in this country and in Europe, and had held important professorships in other leading colleges. He was a noted scholar, and everywhere recognized as an authority in philology. The family is well remembered by many of our older citizens.