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.

George Hepp died at his home on East Main street, Saturday, February 7, 1891, aged about 60 years. The funeral services were held from St. Bernard’s church last Monday, conducted by Rev Vogt. A vast concourse of people followed the remains to the place of interment.
Mr Hepp was a prominent citizen of New Washington, was of German descent and was born in Alsace in 1831. His parents, John and Malinda Hepp came to the United States in 1843, locating in Seneca county. They were the parents of two children, George and Peter.
The subject of this sketch passed his youth and early manhood on the farm and in attending school. He was married 1856 to Mary Westrick who died in 1858, leaving a fond husband and baby daughter to mourn her loss. On November 1, 1859, Mr. Hepp married Margaret Wenslie, who survives him with eight children. Deceased was loved and highly esteemed by all who knew him. The following memorials were handed us for publication in connection with the obituary:

Jesus, while our hearts are bleeding
O’er the spoil’s that death has won,
We would, at this solemn meeting,
Calmly say,–Thy will be done.

Though cast down,we’re not forsaken;
Though afflicted, not alone:
Thou didst give,and Thou hast taken,
Blessed Lord, Thy will be done.

Safe in the arms of Jesus,
Safe on His gentle breast,
There by his love o’ershaded,
Sweetly, my soul shall rest.

Safe in the arms of Jesus,
Safe from corroding care,
Safe from world’s temptations,
Sin cannot harm me there.

“Eternal rest grant to hint, O Lord!
And let perpetual light shine on him,”

Absolve, we beseech thee, O Lord, the soul of Thy servant, that being dead to the world, he may live to Thee; and whatever sins he has committed through human frailty, do Thy most merciful goodness forgive; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. May his soul rest in peace.