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.

Hugh Bordner Obituary

Hugh Bordner, son of Jacob and Sarah Bordner, was born September 7, 1840, in Chatfield township, Crawford county, Ohio. He was baptized in his infancy. April 5,1863 he was confirmed by Rev. Belser, since which time he has been a member of the Ev. Lutheran church. March 13, 1866 he was married to Elizabeth Gangluff who now mourns the loss of her husband. This union was blessed with 6 children, 3 girls and 3 boys all living. Mr. Bordner resided alternately in Williams, Seneca and Crawford counties. His death was sudden and unexpected. On the 12 of March he began to complain of pains in his left arm, which finally resulted in a severe attack of Erysipelas. Being troubled with heart failure,the danger was imminent, although hope of recovery was constantly entertained. The pain however rapidly increased, consciousness fled, and death ensued, on the 29 of March 15 minutes after 12 o’clock p.m.
The complicated condition in which the decease left his earthly affairs are too well known to need special rehearsal. It was his intention to move to Kentucky where he had bought property and had accordingly disposed of his personal property here by public sale. In the very midst of all these changes he was ____ed away to a new home indeed but not an earthly one. Thus man proposes and God disposes.
The bereft widow and family in all their affliction and trouble surely have the sympathy of all. May God be their comfort and their stay. The age of the deceased was 48 years 6 months 22 days.

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