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.

The deceased was born August 11, 1830; died November 8, 1894 aged 64 yrs., 2 mos., 27 das. He was a native of Pennsylvania and at the age of seven years came to Ohio and located in Seneca county, of which he has been a resident until his death. On October 12, 1854, he was united in marriage with Rachel Tooker, with whom he has sailed through life’s tempestuous sea for nearly 40 years, and who now suffers the unspeakable loss of a kind and affectionate husband. In his boyhood he connected himself with the U. B. church, of which he was a consistent member at the time of his death. He died as he had lived–a true christian. Truly it may be said of him “well done, thou good and faithful servant, enter thou into the Joys of thy Lord. His sufferings, which were of a few years’ duration, were very severe but through it all his trust was in Him who doeth all things well. He leaves his wife, one daughter and her husband and four grandchildren to mourn his departure; one child and one grandchild having preceded him to the spirit world, The funeral services were held from Swamp church north of this place last Sunday in the presence of a large concourse of people who paid a parting tribute to the remains of one who in life was a good citizen, a kind husband and father and a devout christian. The funeral services were conducted by Rev H. L. Snyder.