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.
Elizabeth Eller was born February 19, 1800, died March 20, 1889 age 89 years, 1 month and 1 day.J. H. Miller
The subject of the above notice was born in Bedford county, Pa., and moved to Richland county when quite young. In 1828 she was married to John Eller, and from their marriage four children were born, three of whom preceeded her to the heavenly land. Her husband died July 23, 1843, leaving her a widow almost a life time. Granny, as she was called by everybody, lived a consistent christian from early life, in all about 65 years. She moved from Richland county to Crawford in 1846 lived there until ten years ago, when she moved with us to Wood county, where she resided until the Lord saw fit in his providence to remove her from this earth to her heavenly home, for which she had been praying for the last ten years. While we feel the loss greatly, our loss is her eternal gain.
About ten minutes before her death I asked her whether her struggles will soon end? and she said: I hope so. I asked her whether she was ready, and she said indeed I am ready to go. I will say with a hundred or more of friends in Crawford and Richland counties that she had no enemies on earth. She was always a mother and friend to everybody, had a kind word for everyone. We can say with the poet, “She is not dead but gone to sleep to awake in yonder world.”
This is the last of the Johns family. Her sister, Aunt Morey Steves mother of Henry Eller, died a few years ago near Tiro, Ohio. David Johns, her only brother then living, died on the 4th of July 1888, aged about 85 years. The two last named lived to a ripe old age–more than four score years. They have gone to rest front their 1abor and their works do follow them. Blessed are they who die in the Lord that they may have a right to the Tree of Life and may enter through the gates into the city.