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.

Peter Herr, son of Geo. Herr, Sr. and his wife, Elizabeth, was born October 14, 1858, in Wayne township, Seneca county, 0. He was, in his infancy, baptized, and on the 20th of April, 1873, confirmed in the Lutheran faith. He farmed for his father on the old homestead until he purchased the farm where his family still resides.
On March 24, 1887, Mr. Herr was united in holy wedlock with Miss Margaret Fetter, of Henry county, O. This union was blessed with four children, 2 boys and 2 girls, who, ranging in age of from 5 to 10 years, survive. Besides these, his widow, his mother, 1 brother and 3 sisters are the nearest relatives who mourn his departure. Death was caused by cancer of the stomach. It occurred at 25 minutes after 7 o’clock on Thursday morning, June 30. His age was 39 yrs., 8 mos. and 16 das.
Mr. Herr will be missed by many to whom he has endeared himself. He was a faithful member of St. John’s Lutheran congregation. Funeral and interment, conducted by Rev. D. Ph. Ebert, took place on Saturday forenoon, July 3.