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.

One of the oldest residents of this place, Johonn Gottlieb Biber, died on Sunday the 16th of September, 1894. He was a faithful member of the Lutheran congregation. Interment in the Lutheran cemetery and services in the St. John’s church took place last Tuesday forenoon. Old age was the cause of his death. The deceased was born on August 1, 1805, in Gruppenbach, Wuertemberg, Germany. In 1854 Mr. Biber with his family; a wife and four children, immigrated to this country and has ever since been living to this community. His wife and three sons preceded him to eternity, his daughter, Mrs. Louisa Tribolet, being the only one left of that family. Besides this daughter there remain 26 grand-children and 15 great grand-children to mourn his loss. Grandpa Biber reached the age of 89 years, l month and 16 days.

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