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.

Adam High, son of Adam and Elizabeth (Shaefer) High, died at his home, 1 mile northwest of this place, Feb. 29, 1896, of a lingering illness. He was born on the 18th of August, 1827, in Langweiden, Langstuhl County, Province of Rhine Bavaria, and at the time of his death was 68 yrs. 6 mos. and 11 das. of age. He was consecrated to the Lord in infancy in holy baptism by Rev. Kreppenthal and was confirmed according to the rites of the Lutheran church at the age of 14. He emigrated to this country with his parents in 1833 and has resided here ever since. On October 23, 1851, he was united in marriage with Matilda Hesse and of this union were born 12 children, five of whom preceded him to eternity. He was a hard working, thrifty and enterprising farmer. He was a man of good morals and was very kind and considerate toward his family: He was a christian and during his illness said he was willing to leave everything in the hands of the Redeemer. His remains were interred in the Union cemetery on March 2, and were followed by a very large concourse of friends and relatives. After the interment they proceeded to the M. E. church where the services were conducted by Rev. T. L. McConnell, choosing for his text the 29th chapter and 15th verse of the First Chronicles: “For we are strangers before thee and sojourners as were all our fathers; our days on the earth are as a shadow and there is none abiding.” May he rest in peace in our Lord.

“Death our dearest ties can sever
Take our loved ones from our side;
Bear them from our homes forever
O’er life’s dark cold rivers tlde.

Soon the tide will bear us over
Far beyond the shore of time,
There we hope to meet each other
In a land that’s most sublime.

In that happy land we’ll meet them
With those loved and gone before,
And again with joy we’ll meet them
There where parting is no more.”