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.


Charles Alfred Donnenwirth died from a complication of disease., Dec. 16, 1898, and was buried Sunday, Dec. 18,large concourse o£ people attending. Deceased was the son of Adam and Elizabeth Donnenwirth who reside 2 miles southeast of this place.

He was born Jan. 4, 1864, was christened Jan, 31, 1864, and confirmed in May, 1878 in the Lutheran church. Mr. Donnenwirth followed different pursuits of labor while at Bucyrus, where he stayed for about 13 years in all ’til he moved to New Washington. Eight years ago he took plural pneumonia and since that time has been ailing.

On Aug. 1, 1894 he was united in marriage with Miss Katie Volk of Bucyrus, who survives, together with their little son, Harold, their adopted son, Raymond Volk, his parents, one sister and six brothers. Deceased reached the age of 34 yrs, 11 mos. and 12 das.