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.
Hannah Buzzard was born October 25th, 1823, and died August 4th, 1889, aged 65 years 9 mo. and 9 days.
The subject of this sketch was born in Union county, Pa., Oct. 25, 1823, and remained there until her mother’s death, which was Dec. 30th, 1831, and then her father, John Robison, and family, which consisted of one son and three daughters, moved to Ashland county, O., in the year 1834, after which she made her home with Mr. Mykrantz, when about 9 years old, and remalned there until she was married. She married Daniel Buzzard, Aug. 24, 1845, and they journeyed together but a few years until his death, which was August 24th, 1853; he was living in Rowville, Tuscarawas county, O., at the time of his death; there were born to them one daughter and two sons. After her husband’s death she moved back to Ashland county to take care of her father; her father died June 10, 1880, and she remained on the homestead with her oldest son until her death, which was caused by gallstone, some seventy being found in her body. She was a member of the Disciple church and never lost faith in her Lord; she was ready to go whenever He would call her home. Funeral services were held at the house at 2 o’clock Monday, Rev. Mr. Haithcox officiating.
Mother, rest, thy toils are over,
And thy cares on earth have passed,
Thou hast gone we know to heaven
There to be with angels blest.
Oh, dear mother, yet we know it,
That our loss is heaven’s gain,
Yet we would ever have her with us,
If it were the Lord’s kind will.
Now farewell, farewell dear mother,
Till we cross the sea of death,
And are safely anchored
In the harbor of the blest.