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.
(clipping very unreadable)
Margaret DeRoche, nee Beaver, was born June 25, 1835, at Mechanicsburg, Cumberland county, Pa. Her father, Peter Beaver, was a native of Wurtemberg, Germany. Her mother, Catherine Beaver, nee Lentz, was from Alsace, Germany. At Canton, Ohio, where her step-father Caspar Miller(?), had moved with the family, Margaret was married with John David DeRoche, of Chatfield(?) township, Crawford county, Ohio, on Jan. 2(?) 1855, Rev. J.J. Fast officiating.
The DeRoches lived on their farm west of here until about seven years ago w……y(?) purchased and proved to th…..ty(?) on Center street. Eight ch……ang(?) from this union; two of th……..oth(?) at the age of 14 months prece……heir(?) mother to eternity.
Nearly …..(?) years the deceased has been ailing, (t?)he last nine weeks, she was bedfast. Bright’s disease was the cause of her death which occurred Thursday, March 9, at 20 minutes of 10 o’clock in the evening. Mrs. DeRoche reached the age of 63 yrs., 8 mos. and 12 das and leaves to mourn her death, her husband, 5 sons, 1 daughter, 9 grand-children, 7 half-brothers, 4 half sisters and a host of friends. Baptized in her infancy by the Lutheran Pastor, of Mechanicsburg, Pa., Rev. Schnerr, and confirmed to the Ev. Lutheran Jerusalem’s church at Canton, O., by Rev. Fa t.(?) She was a true and excellent member of the Lutheran church, particularly of St. John’s congregation.
She was a true and excellent wife and mother, performing her duties with cheer and faithfulness. She bore her afflictions with Christian resignation, often seeking and finding counsel and strength in the Word of Life, also enjoying the holy communion as a special comfort in view of the last journey.
Funeral services, conducted by Pastor D. Ph. Ebert, took place in the Lutheran church on Sunday forenoon March 12, a large concourse of people attending. Interment preceeded the services in St. John’s cemetery.
Among those from afar who attended the funeral of Mrs. DeRoche, were Henry and David Miller, Mrs. John Oliver(?), George A. DeRoche and? family ……(?) Canton, Ohio; Jacob (?) Miller(?), Jessie, …….(?) Myrtle and …….(?) Mil…….(?) Webster Miller of Tiro(?); Geo. R……kle(?) and wife, of Caledonia; Miss Emily DeRoche and Thomas Millard and and wife of Sulphur Springs; Wm. DeRoche and wife of Marion; J. E. DeRoche and family and Belle Myers of Carrothers; Charles, Kleis and family, of Duenquat, O.