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.
Jessie Flohr was born in Wyandot Co O., Nov. 29, 1880,- and died at New Washington, July 10, 1898, aged 17 yrs., 7 mos. and 11 das.
Before she had reached the age of six years her parents died, leaving her to the care of her aged grandparents in Liberty township, from which place Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Flohr took her to their home, Dec. 27, 1886, and on 28th day of the following June, they adopted her into their family. She united with the M. E. church, at New Washington on March 24, 1895, from which time she has lived an earnest, consistent christian life. When death came it found her ready to enter upon the fuller life with the God she had served so faithfully.
Funeral services were held at the M. E. church last Tuesday conducted by Rev. J. W. Dowds, after which the remains were taken to the Union cemetery, six miles south of this place, for interment. These services were largely attended by sympathizing friends.