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.
Mrs Agatha Gullung the venerable mother of our fellow citizen, Ferdinand Steiert, died at the residence of her son on West Church street, at a little before 9 o’clock yesterday morning. Mrs. Gullung’s home was at New Washington, Crawford county, but she came here about six weeks ago to visit her son and family, as had been her custom every summer since they lived here. She had been in ill health for some time past, as the result of an attack of the grip, but was taken suddenly and severely ill with liver trouble a week ago, which developed into jaundice, and her sufferings were most intense. Her son and family, aided by the best of medical skill and attention did all in their power for her benefit, but in vain, as her ailment baffled all efforts to cure or even to afford relief, and death, when it did come, came as a release from suffering. Deceased’s maiden name was Agatha Will, and she was born in Alsace Lorraine, now a province of Germany, February 1, 1824. She came to this country in 1850, settling at Milan, Erie county, where she was married to Ferdinand Steiert. This union was blessed with four children. One died in infancy, but three survive to mourn a good mother’s death. Ferdinand Steiert, jun. residing here, Mrs: Anthony Herman, living at New Washington, and Mrs. Tena Urschalitz at Findlay. Mr. Steiert, the husband and father, died in September 1859. In 1869 she was married to Peter Gullung, a prominent farmer of near New Washington, Crawford County, who departed this life about eight years ago. Mrs. Gullung was an excellent woman and had many friends. She was a great reader and was consequently a well-informed lady.
The funeral takes place tomorrow. Services will be conducted early tomorrow morning at St. Peter’s Catholic church, after which the remains will be conveyed to Honey Creek graveyard three and a half miles east of New Washington, for interment.
Upper Sandusky Chief, July 30.
The remains of Mrs. Gullung arrived at this place last Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. and were taken to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Anthony Herman, which was, also, the deceased’s home for the last six or seven years. Here an opportunity was given to all to view the remains, a very large number availing themselves thereof. After this the remains were taken to the Honey Creek Catholic church where brief funeral services were held, conducted by Rev. J. G. Vogt, a large concourse of people being assembled to pay a parting tribute of respect to the remains of one, who, during her long life, had maintained an upright and loving character and an affectionate disposition. The interment took place in the beautiful cemetery adjoining the church, where rest the remains of her departed husband.