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.
John George Herr died at his residence on east Main street, last Tuesday, January 26, 1892, aged 71 yrs. 9 mos. 6 da.
The deceased was a native of Ober Lempp, Prussia, and was baptized on April 23, 1820. When 14 years old he became a member of the German Lutheran church by confirmation.
He came to America in 1848, landing at Baltimore, Md. on the 8th of September, journing westward, he located at Chillicothe, Ohio, where he remained for 6 months, after which he came to Galion, Ohio, where he worked at the carpenter trade.
On August 15, 1850, he married Elizabeth Shafer, who survives him. They lived at Galion 6 years, after which they moved to Seneca county locating about 4 1/2 miles northwest of this place, where they resided until Dec. 17, 1891, at which time they moved to this place, having concluded to retire from farming. Scarcely a week passed in his new home until he was prostrated with la grippe, which was the cause of his fatal illness.
Deceased was the father of 8 children, three sons, and five daughters, of which one son and two daughters preceded him to eternity, leaving his wife, 5 children and 9 grandchildren to mourn his death.
Rev Ebert conducted the funeral services, which are being held this (Friday) forenoon from the German Lutheran church.