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.

Isaac Beltz died at his residence west of Galion, on August 1, from the effects of a paralytic stroke, aged 69 years. He was a pioneer of the county.


On Friday, August 9, the last will and testament of Isaac Beltz was filed in Probate Court, with the following division of property: To his sons, Isaac Beltz and Andrew Beltz, was given 176 acres of land in Polk township. As a charge these two sons are requested to pay to Sarah Ann Beltz the sum of $2,000, in annual installments of $500 and to the executors, for the use and benefit of the estate, the sum of $1,000; to his son, William A. P. Beltz, 60 acres of land in Whetstone township, was left. This son was also requested to pay to Sarah Ann Beltz, the sum of $1,000, in $500 annual installments; the first to become due one year after decease of testator; to his daughter, Christina Elizabeth Traxler, 44 acres in Whetstone township, and on her decease to revert to her children. All of the residue of the property of every description, not therein mentioned, to be divided equally among the heirs, with all household furniture to be given to Sarah Ann Beltz.