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.

Emanuel S. Clessler died at his home in Sulphur Springs, on Friday, June 3, 1892, of typhoid fever, aged 23 yrs., 1 mo., 25 da. Funeral services were held at the Shealy church Sunday, June 5, and were conducted by Rev. Ebert, of New Washington and Rev. Schillinger, of Richville. He leaves a sorrowing father, three sisters, four brothers and a host of friends to mourn his early departure. It is sad to lose from our midst one who has just entered manhood’s promising years and one who was esteemed by all. “He who doeth all things well” thought it best to remove Emanuel, though we fail to see why it man should be removed just as he was entering upon life’s duties.

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