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. Christiana Biber died at her late home in Charlotte, Michigan, April 1, 1896, of heart failure, aged 82 yrs. 7 mos., 5 das. Christiana Baird was born in Wertemberg, Germany, August 26, 1813. At the age of four she came with her parents to America. At the age of 22, she was married to John Biber and moved to New Washington, Crawford County, Ohio, where she lived for 40 years. At 25 she united with the German Lutheran church and continued a faithful member until her death. She was a widow for 42 years. Sixteen years ago she moved to Charlotte, Mich. where she has since lived with her daughter, Mrs. Mary Shear. She leaves 7 children, 13 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren to mourn her loss.