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.

J. F. Hildebrand died at his home in New Washington, Friday, February 17, aged 25 years, The funeral was held in the Lutheran church, at New Washington, yesterday afternoon, Rev. D Ph. Ebert officiating, followed by burial in the New Washington cemetery.
The deceased was born in Pennsylvania but came to this county with his parents, when quite young and settled at New Washington. He was a son of George Hildebrand and wife, who survives him, together with one brother, Charles, all of whom live at New Washington. He was educated at New Washington which was afterwards supplemented by a course in pharmacy at Columbus where he also clerked for a year in one of the leading drug stores of the capital city.
He was married to Miss Minnie Cole, of Columbus, about four years ago, who also survive him. About five years ago he purchased the drug store of J. F. Tobin and after running it about a year formed a partnership with his brother. He was an honorable business man and possessed the confidence of all who came in contact with him. Of a kind and genial nature, he made friends of all and had he lived, had a bright future in store. His death is regretted by all who knew him and his wife and family have the sympathy of all in their sad affliction. The cause of his death is supposed to have been bright’s disease.