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.

An old and well-respected resident of our town Mrs. Gottlieb Biber, died on the 16th inst of heart disease.
Grandma Biber’s maiden name was Haerli and was born on the 9th of February 1808 in the village of Happenbach, District Heilbronn, Wuertemberg, Germany.
Since February 19th, 1833, she lived in happy union with Gottlieb Biber. Some readers remember that some years ago the aged couple enjoyed the day of their golden wedding.
Deceased is survived by her feeble and lonely husband, one son Christ Biber of Crestline, one daughter, Mrs Louisa Tribolet, of this place, with whom the aged father now resides, 24 grandchildren and 10 great grand-children.
Interment was made Sunday morning in the Lutheran cemetery, a large concourse of people witnessing. The words of the funeral discourse were based on 2 Tim. 4, 7-8, which text Grandma Biber had long since chosen herself.