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.


Dec. 30th. 1890, at her late residence, Sulphur Springs, 0., Mrs. Amelia Clessler, wife of Rev. C. Clessler aged 41 years, 9 months and 14 days. Deceased was born in Columbiana County March 13, 1849. Amelia Lipp was married to Rev. C. Clessler April 17th, 1868, and have resided in Crawford Co., about 15 years. She was the mother of eight children who are left with the bereaved father and husband to mourn her loss. The funeral services will be held in the Shealy Church on Friday Jan. 2nd at 11 o’clock in the german and english languages, by the Rev’s. Shultz and Donnecker from thence the remains will be taken to Petersburg, Mahoning Co., O. where on Sat. 3rd she will be laid to rest side of her mother who preceded her about a year, Peace to her ashes.