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.

Mary (Kinkler) Fissel was born at Aesal Tum, Germany, near the Rhine, March 9,1811; died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Barbara Kimerline, in New Washington, Dec. 18, 1894; aged 83 yrs., 9 mos., 9 das. Deceased came to America, accompanied by her brother and sister, in 1836, locating temporarily in Richland county, afterwards in Ashland, and subsequently in Chatfield township, this county. In 1837 she was united in marriage to John Fissel, to which union were born 6 children, two of whom died in childhood; Mary Ann Riedel of Bloomville, died in 1882 in her 32nd year; John Fissel died in 1891 in his 38th year at Wooster; Mrs. Jane Ulrich, of Upper Sandusky, and Mrs. Barbara Kimerline, of this place, yet survive. There are thirty-one grand children and twelve great grand children. In 1847 the deceased suffered the double affiction of the loss of her husband and oldest son. For the last 22 years she has lived with her children at their various homes, during the greater portion of that time however, she resided at this place. Death resulted from old age rather than any particular disease. Deceased however was a sufferer of rheumatic trouble for a number of years. Deceased was baptized in infancy and was confirmed a member of the German Reformed church at the age of fourteen and was a consistent member of that church at the time of her death. She was a very agreeable old lady and had a large circle of acquaintances among the elderly people of this vicinity. Funeral services were held from the Reformed church at Chatfield yesterday morning, conducted by Rev. Geo. A. Dreibelbies, a large concourse of people, being present to pay a parting tribute to the remains.