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.


Mildred Lousie, daughter of J. M. Guiss and his wife Lousie, nee Sheetz, was born Jan. 10, 1897, in New Washington, Ohio. On the 20th day of the same month she was consecrated to the Lord in holy baptism.
She was a very delicate child, but gifted with many winning ways. She was rarely tender of feeling in her disposition and mentally in advance of her years. She was especially fond to talk about Jesus and heavenly things. Often she would commence: When I go to heaven,–in order to make some inquires concerning this beautiful home. It was thought that a different climate would be beneficial to her and when the family last fall journeyed to California to spend the winter season there, the little girl seemed to enjoy the change. Not long after the return, however, Mildred was troubled as before.

The last three weeks she was worse though not bedfast and a violent attack caused her end to come suddenly, Thursday morning at five o’clock, July 19. She reached the age of 3 years, 6 mos. and 9 days.

About twenty years ago a sister, several months old, Lilian May, preceded her into eternity. There survive, the parents, one sister and her grand-father, on her father’s side. Funeral service at the Lutheran church and interment in Lutheran cemetery took place Saturday forenoon, Rev. Ebert officiating.

Card of Thanks

We desire to express our heartfelt thanks to our neighbors and friends who so kindly assisted us during the sickness, death and burial of our daughter, Mildred.

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