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.


Little Florence Donnenwirth died at the home of her parents, on West Galen street, at 4 o’clock Wednesday of diphtheric croup. She was an uncommonly bright child for her age and her childish prattle and winning ways had made her friends with all who met her. Had she lived until August 23d she would have been five years old, but she was called away in the first blosom of life when her every word and action endeared her to parents and friends. The parents, Lewis C. and Ellen G., have the sympathy of the entire community in this, their fourth loss, by the hand of death.
The funeral will take place from the residence on West Galen street at 10 o’clock, this forenoon. Interment at Oakwood cemetery after which there will be regular funeral services at the German Lutheran church, Rev. R. Graetz officiating.