Assorted Obituaries from
Fulton County Ohio
Page 8
contributed by Connie Epley

Ross J. Shaffer

      Ross J. Shaffer, son of John J. and Eleanor Shaffer was born Sept. 22, 1878 and passed away Nov. 6, 1940, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Vivian Wendt of Toledo.  Twenty-one years of his life were given to teaching school.  He has been a member of the Tedrow school board many years.  His entire life was spent in and around the vicinity of Tedrow.

      He was united in marriage Dec 25, 1903 to Miss Clara Hagerman and to this union eight children were born, six boys, Friend, Frank, Clark, Donald, Roscoe and Sterling and one pair of twin girls, Vivian and Marion.  His son Donald preceeded him in death at the age of three.  He leaves to mourn, his wife, Mrs. Ross Shaffer, Frank, Clark and Roscoe of Wauseon;  Friend Shaffer, Morenci, Mich; Sterling Shaffer, Toledo and two daughters, Mrs. Vivian Wendt of Toledo, Mrs. Doyle King, Indianapolis, Ind.; Fifteen grand children, one sister, Mrs. Frank Gasche and many friends and neighbors.

      We wish to express our thanks and appreciation to our many friend and neighbors for the beautiful flowers and kind deeds during our bereavement.  Mrs. Ross Shaffer and children.

Taken from the Wauseon Republican Newspaper, Fulton Co. Public Library, Wauseon, Fulton Co., OH.

contributed by Connie Epley

Sterling Shaffer

Sterling Shaffer, 21, U.S. Navy son of Mrs Ross Shaffer lost his life in the North Atlantic theatre of war.  His family received word from the Navy Department on July 20.  It did not state when or how the young man was killed.  He is survived by his wife, the former Betty Hearig, of Detroit;  his mother, now a resident of Toledo where she works in a war plant; four brothers:  Clark, of East Oak Street, Wauseon;  Frank of Inkster, Mich.; Roscoe of Toledo and Friend of Morenci, Mich. and two sisters, Mrs Marian King of Detroit and Mrs. Vivian Wendt, of Toledo.  Sterling attended the Tedrow school and the Wauseon high school.

contributed by Connie Epley

Clara B. Hagerman Shaffer

Mrs. Clara B. Hagerman Shaffer, 88 of 1824 Dorr St., Toledo, Ohio, died Friday
in Mercy Hospital.  She was the widow of Ross Shaffer.  Surviving are her sons, Roscoe, Clark and Frank; daughters, Mrs. Vivian Huxter and Mrs. Marian MacDonald, and sister, Mrs Anna McDougal.  Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the Edgar Mortuary, Wauseon.  The body will be in the mortuary
after 2 p.m. today.  Burial will be in Tedrow Cemetery, Tedrow, Ohio.

contributed by Connie Epley

Isaiah L. Hagerman

Isaiah L. Hagerman was born near Jasper, Mich., July 26, 1840 and departed this life April 17, 1921, aged 80 years, 8 months and 21 days. In early life he
was united in marriage to Harriet E. Schnall who preceded him in death by many years.  To this union no children were born. In May 1879 he was united
in marriage to Mary M. Demay, who preceded him to the great beyond Feb. 26, 1919.  To this union were born three children:  Mrs Clara (Ross) Shaffer, of
near Tedrow, Mrs. Anna Wolcott, of near Delta, and David Hagerman, of
Grand Rapids, Mich.  He also leaves an adopted son, William Hagerman of Okotoks, Alberta, Canada.

      In early life he became a member of the U.B. Church and has lived a christian life until the end.  He was a kind and loving father and will be missed by those who knew him. He leaves to morn their loss, his children, ten grand children, two sisters, other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were held from the home of Mr. and Mrs. John McQuillen, Wednesday afternoon, April 20th, conducted by Rev. C.E. Rostofer of the Christian Church and interment made at the Wauseon cemetery.

contributed by Connie Epley

Mrs. I. L. Hagerman

Mrs. I. L. Hagerman, a long time resident of Dover township, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Wolcott near Delta Wednesday of last week.  She had gone to her daughters to assist caring for the sick in her family.  While there she was stricken with pneumonia. Funeral services were held at the Catholic church at Wauseon Saturday afternoon.  Mrs. Hagerman is survived by her husband, I. L. Hagerman, and for children, Wm. Hagerman, Mrs. Clara (Ross) Shaffer, Dr. David Hagerman and Mrs. Anna Wolcott.

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John J. Shaffer

John J. Shaffer, son of Jacob and Hannah Shaffer, was born near Tedrow, O., Mar. 23, 1849.  His father died when he was but two years of age and his mother when he was eight.  Being thus left without parents, he made his home with his relatives until he grew to manhood,  Jan. 22, 1871 he united in  marriage to Eleanor Boyers of near Tedrow.  To this union were born two children, Vinnie Gasche and Ross Shaffer.  All  his life was spent in our near Tedrow.
Since the death of his wife in 1911, he has made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Frank Gasche, where his death occured Nov. 6, 1921 at the age of 72y 7m 13d. He leaves to mourn their loss, 2 children, 1 sister, 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the order of Odd Fellows of Tedrow, O.  Funeral service was conducted by C.E. Rostofer, Minister of the Christian Church of Wauseon, at the home of Frank Gasche.

contributed by Connie Epley

Eleanor Boyers Shaffer

Eleanor Boyers Shaffer, daughter of Jacob and Lydia Boyers, was born near Tedrow, Ohio, October 20, 1851.  On July 16, 1911, she bid farewell to husband, son, daughter and five grandchildren, also three brothers and three sisters and a host of relatives and friends, at the ripening age of 59 years, 8 months, 16 days, for the spirit world to which father, mother, two brothers and one sister had preceeded her.  She confessed her faith in Christ at the age of 16 under the preaching of Elder Frost and has been a devoted follower of her Savior and servant of the church to the last hours of her life here.  Her mother and grand mother were charter members of the same church.  She was married to John J. Shaffer, January 27, 1871, to this union were born two children, Vinnie and Ross Shaffer.  She was a devoted loving wife and mother, true to all her duties both in and out of home.  Her character was marked by her interest shown in others in time of joy, sickness and sorrow.  She was a mother in Israel to the Daughters of Rebekah of which she was a member.  She always shared the fellowship of brother and sister as they have always lived near by.  To the five grand children she has given much thought and care.  But may it suffice to say, as the Father has spoke out of the cloud, " This is my beloved Son, hear ye Him," so may the voice of mother speak from His side to one and all "Hear ye Him."
The funeral was held at the Tedrow Christian church conducted by Rev. Geo. A. Johnston, assisted by Rev. Cordrey.

We desire to thank the Daughters of Rebekah and I.O.O.F., also friends and neighbors for their great kindness in the sad hour of the loass of a wife and mother.

John J. Shaffer
Ross Shaffer
Vinnie Gasche               copied from the Wauseon newspaper 28 July 1911

contributed by Connie Epley

Vinnie  B. Gasche

Vinnie B. Gasche, daughter of John and Ella Shaffer, was born near Tedrow, Nov. 13, 1872.  On April 8, 1943 she departed this life at her home at the age of 70 years, 4 months and 26 days, leaving her husband, B. Frank, two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Northrup of Toledo and Mrs. Fern Sharpe of Wauseon, and eight grandchildren, Helen, John, Evelyn, Joe , Doris and Louise Northrup, Dee and Duane Sharpe.
She confessed her faith in Christ at the age of 13 under the preaching of O.Q.Qviatt, and was a devoted member of the Tedrow Church of Christ, as was her mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, the latter being a charter member of the same church.  She taught a Junior Sunday School class for thirty years, was president of the C.W.B.M. and Ladies Aid.  She was an efficient Noble Grand of the Tedrow Rebekah Lodge and a member of the Ottokee Grange.
Her character was marked by her interest shown in other in times of joy, sickness and sorrow.  Her cheerfulness, sense of humor and optimistic views of life made her a welcome visitor in any home.  She will be greatly missed as she is the first to break the family circle.
Rev. Luther Villars officiated, interment in Tedrow cemetery.


We wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to the relatives and friends for the beautifu floral offerings,, the many kindnesses shown by the neighbors and comforting words of Rev. Villars.
Frank Gasche, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Northrup and family; Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Sharpe and family.

contributed by Connie Epley

B. Frank Gasche

B. Frank Gasche, son of George and Catherine Gasche, was born March 9, 1868, and passed from this life February 18, 1949, at the age of eighty years, eleven months, and nineteen days.  He was the youngest of five children, one of whom survives.  Mrs. Amelia Sower.  His family moved to Fulton County from Shreve, Ohio in 1855, settling on the location three miles north of Pettisville where he was born.  He farmed in this community all of his life.  When he was a young man, he was baptised and united with the Christian church at Tedrow.  He was active in church and grange work, and a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.  After attending the Fayette State Normal, he taught school at the Mennick school in German township.  His character was marked by his interest shown in others in time of joy, sickness and sorrow.
He was married, December 22, 1891, to Vinnie Shaffer, who preceded him in death six years ago, and to this union was born three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Northrup of Toledo, Ohio; Mrs. Fern Sharpe of Wauseon, Ohio; and one who died in infancy.
He leaves to mourn his going, eight grandchildren; Helen, Evelyn, Doris, Louise, John and Joe Northrup and Dee and Duane Sharpe.   Also four great grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends.


Funeral services for B. Frank Gasche, 80, were held Sunday afternoon at the Penrod Funeral home.  Rev. Earl Kempfer, of Morence, officiated. Mr. Gasche, a well known Fulton County farmer, died in Toledo last Thursday night. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Lloyd Sharpe, of Wauseon and Mrs. Ruth Northrup of Toledo.
Interment was in the Tedrow cemetery.

contributed by Connie Epley


Little Donald was a very patient sufferer.  His illness of several weeks finally terminated in a incurable disease of the throat "Noma".  We realized our weakness when with all the efforts we could put forth we were unable to relive our little one.  But God is strong and Tuesday morning carried the little soul to the place where there is no sickness.  Donald Maurice Shaffer, son of Clara and Ross Shaffer was born March 8th 1914, departed this life January 2, 1917, aged two years, nine months and twenty-four days.

And the family gave with tears and pain
A flower they did most love
But they knew they should find it tho again
In the Garden of Eden, above.

Little Donald leaves to mourn, father, mother, three brothers, two sisters, one grandmother, two grandfathers and other relatives.


We wish to express our sincere gratitude to the doctor and nurse who so kindly assisted us also, we wish to thank our friends for the sympathy and favors shown us during our first sickness which resulted in the death of our little one.
Ross and Clara Shaffer and family.

*copied from a insert from the Wauseon newspaper, dated 1/12/1917

contributed by Connie Epley


Entered Into Eternal Rest Saturday, Nov. 12, 1966

Friend J. Shaffer, 62, of 119 Greeley Street, died Saturday night at Chippewa Hospital in Sault St. Marie, Mich. where he had been a patient six days.  A boiler operator on a Great Lakes freighter owned by Pichand - Mather Co. of Cleveland, Mr. Shaffer was taken to the hospital from the ship when he became ill.
Born, Oct 13, 1904, at Tedrow, Ohio, he married Margery Fausey at Wauseon, June 23, 1927.  They moved to Morenci 24 years ago. For 17 years Mr. Shaffer was employed by the E.W. Bliss Co. in Toledo.  He had been with Pichand - Mather five years.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Shaffer is survived by his mother Clara Shaffer of Perrysburg: two sons, Friend Jr. of Morenci and Richard who is with the Army in Germany; eight daughters, Mrs. Mike (Irene) Stahl, Mrs. James (Adonna) Stewart, Mrs. Ronald (Margery) Parke and the Misses Carol and Dianne Shaffer all of Morenci, Mich., Mrs. Lyle ( Alice) Bailey of Fayette, Mrs. Lowell (Barbara) Merillatt of Fayette and Mrs. Lewis (Helen) of Prattville; three brothers, Frank of Garden City, Mich., Clark of Battle Creek, Mich., and Roscoe of Perrysburg, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Marion McDonald of Florida and Mrs. James Huxter of Toledo and 21 grandchildren.
The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Charles Fink Funeral, the Rev. Varian Traver officiating.  The burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

 contributed by Connie Epley


MORENCI - Margery A. Shaffer, age 94, of Greeley St., Morenci, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2003, at Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon, Ohio.
She was born May 1, 1909, in a log cabin in Chesterfield Twp., Ohio, to Charles J. and Georgia (Barnes) Fausey.  She married Friend J. Shaffer on June 23, 1927, in Wauseon, Ohio, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 12, 1966.
Margery was a life long Morenci area resident, moving to the Morenci area 59 years ago.
Surviving Margery are one son, Richard (Carol) Shaffer of Morenci; seven daughters, Ms. Irene Evers of Morenci, Mrs. James (Adonna) Stewart of Morenci, Mrs. Lowell (Barbara) Merillat of Fayette, Ohio, Ms. Helen Hoffman of Hamilton, Mont., Mrs. Ronald (Margery) Parke of Montpelier, Ohio, Miss Carol Shaffer of Morenci, Mrs. Harold (Dianne) Dangler of West Unity, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. James (Dorothy) Miles of Morenci; one brother John (Lila) Fausey of Morenci; 30 grandchildren, 63 great-grandchildren,= and 26 great great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles in 1948, and Georgia in 1975; husband Friend in 1966; on son, Friend Jr. in 1971; two daughters, Ruth in infancy in 1931 and Mrs. Lyle (Alice) Bailey in 1985; four sisters, Mrs. Leon (Mildred) Smith, Rosa Fausey, Mrs. Earl (Virginia) Davis, Mrs. Merle (Evelyn) Glaser; two brothers, Roy "Pete" Fausey and Charles "Bud" Fausey.
Graveside services for Margery A. Shaffer will be Friday, July 18, 2003, at 1 p.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci with the Rev. Rick Puckett officiating.  Visitation will be Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci.
Those planning an expresion of sympathy may make memorial contributions to a charity of donor's choice.

Sweet the rest, weary with years and worn with pain.
Farewell, till in some happy place we shall behold thy face again.
She has passed into the silence,
She has laid her burden down.
Freed from all earth's cares and sorrows.
She has won the heavenly crown passed beyond this earthly vision.
To the bright eternal shore.
Done with all the pain and sorrow all the weary waiting o'er.
Folded are the hands so quiet on the cold and pulseless breast.
Hands that ever were so busy now forever are at rest.
Closed, the eyes no more to open on the dreariness on night
But they see the face of Jesus in those realms of endless light.

Written by Mary Ellen (Horn) Barnes Swart

contributed by Connie Epley


Friend J. Shaffer, Jr., 32, of 135 Locust Street, was killed in an automobile accident about 1:30 a.m. on West Morenci Rd., three miles west of Morenci, Mich.
The car he was driving left the road and rolled over twice, throwing him out.  He was alone in the car.  The car was eastboung and went off the right side of the road.
Sheriff's Deputies said the car traveled more than 270 feet from the time it began skidding until it stopped, 40 feet from the edge of the road.  Mr. Shaffer was dead at the scene of the accident.
Born July 1, 1939, in Wauseon, Ohio, he was the son of Friend J. and Margery Fausey Shaffer.  On November 26, 1960, he was united in marriage to Anna Lou Smith, in Morenci.
He was employed as a co-ordinator by Fayette Tubular Manufacturing in Fayette.  He was a resident of Morenci all his life.
He was preceded in death by his father, Friend J. and a sister, Ruth.
Surviving are his wife, Anna Lou; mother, Mrs. Margery Shaffer of Morenci; father and mother-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Grey of Canandaigua; two sons, William Lee and Mark J. at home; grandmother Mrs. Georgia Fausey of Morenci; one brother, Richard of Morenci and eight sisters, Mrs. Mike (Irene) Stahl of Morenci; Mrs. Lyle (Alice) Bailey of Fayette; Mrs. James (Adonna) Stewart of Morenci; Mrs. Lowell (Barbara) Merillat of Fayette; Mrs. Louis (Helen) Hoffman of Prattville; Mrs. Ronald (Margery) Parke of Morenci; Mrs. Dwight (Dianne) Detwiler of West Unity; Miss Carol Shaffer at home.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Charles Fink Funeral Home with Rev. Varvian Traver officiating.  Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, Morenci, MI.

contributed by Connie Epley

(DIED AUGUST 15, 1971)

Clark M. Shaffer, 81, died Thursday, Sept. 13, in Battlecreek, Mich., following a long illness.
He moved to Battlecreek in 1945 from Wauseon, where he was born on Dec. 27, 1909.  He is the son of Ross J. and Clara B. (Hagerman) Shaffer. Shaffer owned and operated Battlecreek Rendering Company from 1945-51.  He retired from farming in Ohio.  He was a member of A.T. Metcalf Lodge No. 419, F & AM Battlecreek Chapter 153, Order of the Eastern Star.  He also belonged to the Calhoun County Farm Bureau. Shaffer was a charter member of the Bilchwood United Methodist Church in Battlecreek and a member of the Saladin Shrine of Grand Rapids, Mich.

He was married May 4, 1931 in Toledo to Amber Whaley, and she survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Delores Wade, Jeannette Rasmussen, and Jean Hutchinson, all of Battlecreek; a son, Clark M. Shaffer, Jr., also of Battlecreek; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

The funeral was held Saturday, Sept. 15, at Flora Lawn Memorial Gardens in Battlecreek.
The family requests contributions be made to Calhoun County Farm Bureau or the Emphysema Association. Richard A. Henry Funeral Home in Battlecreek was in charge of arrangements.

Passed: Sept. 13, 1990.

 contributed by Connie Epley


Patricia Ann Shaffer, infant daughter of Clark and Amber Shaffer, was born, March 26, 1937.  She left this world to make up the crown of jewels on January 17, 1938 reaching the age of nine months and twenty-two days.  Leaving to mourn their loss beside the father and mother, two sisters, Janette Carroll and Deloris Jane, three grandparents, eight uncles and seven aunty, and other relatives and friends. Patricia had been sick with the whooping cough for two weeks and had contracted pneumonia two days before her death.

We take this means of expressing our sincere appreciation for the floral contributions and expressions of comfort shown us during the death of Patricia Ann Shaffer.

The Family

contributed by Connie Epley


Natural parents are Stephen Davidison & Helen Robinson

HAGERMAN - William, age 85, of 5375 Yorkshire, beloved husband of the late Alice; dear stepfather of Mrs. Fern Eberly; dear brother of Mrs. Clara Shafer of Florida, Mrs. Anna Wilcott of California, and Dr. David B. Hageman of Grand Rapids. Funeral from the Van Lerberghe Funeral Home, 13340 East Warren, corner Lakeview, Saturday afternoon at 1:30.

**William passed on 16 Feb 1950 in Detroit, MI. Wife was Alice Rosenborough Harrold from Fulton Co., OH.

 contributed by Connie Epley


Mrs. Will Hagerman died Friday January 9th at the age of 72 years at her home in Detroit as the result of an auto accident.  Her body was brought to the Edgar parlors Monday, January 12, from where funeral services were held.  Interment in the Johnson cemetery near Burlington.  She leaves besides her husband, one daughter of Detroit.  Mrs. Hagerman was formerly a resident of this city.

(Obit from the Wauseon newspaper Jan. 1, 1931)

contributed by Connie Epley


FAYETTE, OHIO----Alice M. Bailey, 54, of Fayette, Ohio, died April 21, 1985, at Fulton County Health Center, Wauseon, Ohio. She was born in Tedrow, Ohio, on July 19, 1929, to Friend and Margery (Fausey) Shaffer. Mrs. Bailey worked as a brazer at Fayette Tubular Products for 25 years.  She was a union steward for Teamsters Local 20 for the past seven years.

Survivors include her mother, of Morenci; her husband Lyle; a son, Rick of Fayette, two daughters, Bonnie Cuff and Barbara Perez, both of Fayette; a brother Richard, of Morenci; seven sisters, Irene Stahl, Adonna Stewart and Carol Shaffer of Morenci, Barbara Merillat, of Fayette, Helen Hoffman, of Fairbanks, Alaska, Margery Parke, of Wauseon, Ohio, and Dianne Detwiler, of West Unity; along with five grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Eagle Funeral Home in Fayette, with the Rev. Samuel Wickard officiating.  Burial will be in Pleasant View Union Cemetery, Fayette.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.

contributed by Connie Epley
b. 12 Sept 1824    d. 6 June 1898


Mrs. Lydia Boyers died at the home of Enos Miley last Monday and was buried last Wednesday.  She leaves seven children to mourn her death also a host of friends.  She was a faithful member of the disciple Church.

Insert from the Wauseon newspaper dated 6-17-1898

contributed by Connie Epley

b. 5 Dec 1831   d. June 1927


Wauseon's oldest citizen, Mrs. Lucinda Haughton, has passed on to her reward.  She was a fine Christian woman and gave a life of devotion to the community in which she lived.  She was interested in the affairs of her home until the very last.  In her advanced years her mind was young and she was doing the things at hand that would be of service to others.  What she did was done quietly for she detested pomp and show of personal merit.
In her loneliness of later years she was given tender and loving care by Mrs. Bessie Kennelly of Berea and Mrs. Blanche Skidmore who took her into their own homes during the winter months that all the convenience and comforts might be hers.

The following obituary was read at her funeral.

A mother in Israel is dead.  Long after those of her own generation were gone, she lived on and retained the keenness of her mind and activity of body until this last winter when she began to fail perceptibly and day by day the end drew nearer until the earth pilgrimage ceased on June 25th, 1927.  Her desire to die in her own home was allowed and it was fitting that her body should repose amidst furnishings she had cherished for many years.
Lucinda Borton, daughter of Asa and Elizabeth Hazen Borton was born in Columbiana County, Ohio, December 5, 1831, and came to Fulton County about the year 1847, and with a few years of residence in Trumbull County, had since lived here. On July 3, 1848, she was married to Michael Shaffer, and to this union three children, two daughters and one son were born, all of whom are deceased.  This home was broken when her husband answered the call of his country and became a soldier in the Union Army.  Mr. Shaffer was wounded on Aug. 18, 1864, and his body was buried in an unmarked grave unkown to this day.  His widow paid the price of the war and cared for her children faithfully.
Mrs. Shaffer remained in her widowhood until January 35, 1877, when she was married to Henry A. Haughton, a Civil war veteran, and who preceded her in death on Dec. 30, 1917.
Mrs. Haughton was a member of the Wauseon Christian Church from about the time of its founding in 1862 and during the period of the war taught a Sunday School class.  Her membership in the Christian church was faithfully continued for four score years and her witnesbearing was continually effective.  It was appropriate that her body should be carried into the Wauseon Christian Church on June 28th, for her funeral service, with Elder B.F.W. Pitman of the Lyons Christian Church officiating in the absence of the Wauseon paster.  The body was interred in the Wauseon cemetery. Mrs. Haughton, after an earth life of 95 years, 6 months and 19 days, in which she outlived those of her immediate family is survived by six grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren, two sisters, two step sons, one step daughter.  Several of these with many friends and neighbors paid tribute to her memory in attending her funeral.


contributed by Connie Epley


John H. Pocock died at his late residence, 1140 St. Paul's Street, Thursday evening around 6:30.  The deceased was born October 10, 1850, and at the time of his death, was aged 60 years, 1 mo and 28 days. He is survived by a wife and three children. Jerry Pocock, Mrs. Besse Diendoerfer and Mrs. Edward Oswalt all of Defiance.
The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 at the residence.  Interment will be at Riverside.

The funeral of John H. Pocock was held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 at the late residence on St. Paul's Street and at 2:00 at the United Bretheren Church.  Rev. W.F. Barber officiated.  Interment was at Riverside.

b. 10 Oct 1850   d. 10 Dec 1910
**Obit was located in the Daily Crescent News, Defiance, OH

contributed by Connie Epley


Remains of Mrs. Bessie Deindoerfer Larson, 62, former resident of Defiance and a sister of Jerry Pocock, 307 Paul Street, will be buried in Riverside cemetery here Wednesday afternoon following services at 2 p.m. at the Parks funeral home, Toledo. Mrs. Larson died at her home, 122 East Broadway, at 12:40 a.m. Sunday.

Most of her life was spent in Defiance.  Her first husband, Guttfried Deindoerfer, died here in 1909.  Several years later, she married Louis Larson.  She had made her home in Toledo for about 15 years.

Surviving are the husband, two sons by the first marriage, Paul, Danville, Ill., and John, Toledo: the brother, Mr. Pocock; and a sister, Mrs. Florence Oswalt, Willard.

b. 4 Dec 1876  d. 9 Apr 1939   Buried in Riverside Cem., Defiance, OH
**Obit located in the Daily Crescent News, Defiance, OH

contributed by Connie Epley


Godfrey C. Deindoerfer passed away this morning after a lingering illness of several months duration.  Godfery C. Deindoerfer was born in Clayton, Iowa December 17, 1863.  The family located in Toledo when he was but an infant.  In 1871 he came to Defiance with his father, and has resided in Defiance practically ever since.  He learned the printer's trade with Henry J. Deindoerfer, who died about 25 years ago.  He has worked at the trade ever since.  He was employed for a time on the Kierchenblatt, a church paper published at Defiance.  Later he worked in Toledo and than at Waverly, Iowa.  He was employed off and on for J. A. Deindoerfer on the Herold.  He was married five years ago to Miss Bessie Pocock, of Defiance.  Two children were born to this union.  Both are very young.  He leaves a widow, four sisters and one brother, the latter John A. Deindoerfer of the city.  His parents preceeded him to his grave.

"Gub" as he was familiarly known to his many friends was a conscientious worker, and a good citizen.  His illness was watched with interest by many acquaintances.  The funeral will occur at  2:30 Sunday afternoon from the house on Seneca street.  Rev. Bunge officiating.  The services will be private.

b. 17 Dec 1863    d. 23 Apr 1909          buried in Riverside Cem., Defiance, OH
**Obit located in the Crescent News, Defiance, OH

contributed by Connie Epley


Veteran Painter and Former Bandsman's Funeral Saturday

Jerry C. Pocock, veteran Defiance painter and former bandsman, died today at age 70.  Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. from Mansfield funeral home with Rev. R.G. Van Court officiating.  Burial will be in Riverside.

Mr. Pocock was born May 4, 1872, a son of the late John Henry and Sarah Ann Shaffer Pocock.  He was married Dec. 13, 1897, to Eva Hatfield, who survives.  He leaves also four children: Mrs. Florence Barker, who resided with him at 702 St. Paul street; Mrs. Helen Diringer, Lima; Ruth at home, and Howard, Toledo; a sister, Mrs. Florence Oswalt, Willard, and three grandchildren; Eileen Diringer and Charlotte Diringer Crites, Lima, and Charlotte Roe Barker, Defiance.

Mr. Pocock was a member of Defiance Odd Fellows for forty years and a charter member of the Rebekahs.  He joined the old Glessner band hear at age 15 and subsequently played with the Sixth Regiment and Elks bands.

b. 4 May 1872    d. 10 Sep 1942    buried in Riverside Cem., Defiance, OH
**Obit located in Cresent News, Defiance, OH

contributed by Connie Epley


Long Resident Here Had Been Ill 5 Months

Mrs. Jerry Pocock, 71, died at 6:20 a.m. today in her home at 702 St. Paul st., where she had been ill five months with a heart ailment. Funeral will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. from Mansfield funeral home. Rev. Rexford G. Van Court of St. Paris, former pastor of the First Baptist Church, will officiate.  Burial will be at Riverside cemetery.

Mrs. Pocock was the former Eva Mae Hatfield.  She was born near brunersburg May 24, 1879, a daughter of the late Frank and Mary Gier Hatfield.  In 1898 she was married to Mr. Pocock.  They went to housekeeping at the residence on St. Paul st. and lived there continously with exception of six years in Toledo and one year in Wauseon and New Haven, Ind. Mr. Pocock died Oct 1, 1942.

Surviving are four children; Mrs. John Diringer (Helen), Lafayette; Howard Pocock, Toledo, and Mrs. Elwin Partee(Ruth) and Mrs. Harry barker (Florence) Defiance.  There are five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.  (OMITTED AT THIS TIME)  She leaves a brother, R.W. Hatfield, Toledo; aunt, Mrs. Myra Hasselschwert, Defiance, and sister-in-law, Mrs. F.C.Oswalt, Defiance. Mrs. Pocock was a lifelong member of the Baptist church.  She was a charter member of Maumee Rebekah lodge and was a member of Past Noble Grand club and Mizpah class of the Baptist church.

b. 24 May 1879     d. 12 Aug 1950
**Obit located in the Crescent News, Defiance, OH

contributed by Connie Epley


Mrs. Florence Oswalt, 83, wife of Edward C. Oswalt, 113 Wabash Ave., died at 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the River Rest Home here where she had been a patient since March 1.
She previously had been in Defiance City Hospital since Jan. 25 when she had a cerebral hemorhage.

Mrs. Oswalt, a daughter of John and Sarah Shaffer Pocock, was born on Dec. 25, 1879 in Fulton county but had lived in Defiance except for 28 years in Willard when her husband was a B. & O. trainman.

Mrs. Oswalt leaves her husband, Edward C. to whom she was married on Sept. 20, 1910; three neices, Mrs. Helen Derringer, Lima, and Mrs. Ruth Partee and Mrs. Florence Barker, both of Defiance; and a nephew, Howard Pocock, Temperance, Mich. She was a member of the Evangelical United Brethren Church, its Progress Sunday School class.  Rebekah Lodge and Order of Eastern Star, all of Defiance, and the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen's Auxiliary, Willard.

The Eastern Star will conduct its ritualistic service at 7 p.m. Sunday in the Mansfield Mast funeral home where last rites will be held at 1 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Cleo C. Roth, EUB minister, officiating.  The burial will be in Riverside cemetery.
Friends will be received in the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday.

b. 26 Dec 1879    d. 21 Mar 1963
**Obit located in the Crescent News, Defiance, OH

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Edward C. Oswalt, 92, formerly of 113 Wabash Ave., died at 2 a.m. in the River Rest Convalescent Home, where he had resided for the past 4 years. A son of Joseph and Frances Oswalt, he was born in Alliance Feb. 24, 1876. He and Florence Pocock were married Sept. 20, 1910.  She died March 21, 1963.

His only survivors are 3 nieces and a nephew, Mrs. Ida Oswalt, Alliance; Mrs. Ruth Partee, 708 St. Paul; Mrs. Florence Barker, 1808 Wildwood, and Howard Pocock, Toledo. Oswalt was first a printer, but later began working for the Pennsylvania Railroad, making railroading his lifetime career.  He went to Garrett in 1907 and began working for the B & O Railroad.  For 28 years he lived in Willard, where he was a flagman.  In 1943 he retired and moved to Defiance.  He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church; Garrett Masonic Lodge 537 F & AM, a 61-year member; Garrett Chapter 129 RAM; Garrett Fraternal Oder of Eagles, 64-year, life member; Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen of Willard for 67 years.
Friends may call at Mast and Mock Funeral Home after 7 p.m. Saturday.  Services will be at the funeral home at 1 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Cleo C. Roth officiating.  Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery

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(Patricia is the daughter of Clark & Amber Whaley Shaffer, grandaughter of Ross & Clara Hagerman Shaffer, great grandaughter of John J.  & Eleanor Fidelia Boyers Shaffer & Isaiah & Mary Demay Hagerman)

Patricia Ann Shaffer, infant daughter of Clark and Amber Shaffer, was born, March 26, 1937.  She left this world to make up the crown of jewels on January 17, 1938 reaching the age of nine months and twenty two days.  Leaving to mourn their loss beside the father and mother, two sisters, Janette Carroll and Deloris Jane, three grandparents, eight uncles and seven aunts, and other relatives and friends.  Patricia had been sick with the whooping cough for two weeks and had contracted pneumonia two days before her death.


We take this means of expressing our sincere appreciation for the floral contributions and expressions of comfort shown us during the death of Patricia Ann Shaffer.  The Family

(copied from the original obit from the Wauseon newspaper, Wauseon, Fulton Co., OH.  Patricia is buried in the Tedrow Cemetery, Tedrow, OH, row 24C.

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(Fern is the daugher of Frank & Vinnie Shaffer Gasche, grandaughter of Ross & Clara Hagerman Shaffer, great -grandaughter of John J. & Eleanor Fidelia Boyers Shaffer & Isaiah & Mary Demay Hagerman)

Fern M. Sharpe, 99 passed away March 15 at Heartland of Wauseon Nursing Home in Wauseon.  Mrs. Sharpe was born Nov. 29, 1894 in German Township to Frank and Vinnie Gasche.  Mrs. Sharpe was a life-long member of the First Christian Church, Wauseon and was active in many local organizations.

Mrs. Sharpe was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd H. Sharpe in 1970, and a son, Duane Sharpe in 1959.  She is survived by a son, Dee Sharpe; three granddaughters; and five great-grandchildren.  Friends may call at the Miller Funeral Home, Wauseon on Thursday, March 17 from 2-4 and 7-9.  Services will be held Friday, March 18 at 4 p.m.  At the funeral home with Pastor David Turner officiating.  Burial will be in the Wauseon Union Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, Wauseon, or the American Cancer Society.

(copied from the Fulton Co., Expositor, Wauseon, Fulton Co., Oh dated Thursday, March 17, 1994.)

 contributed by Connie Epley


(Duane is the son of Lloyd H. & Fern Gasche Sharpe, grandson of Frank & Vinnie Shaffer Gasche, great-grandson of Ross & Clara Hagerman Shaffer, and great-great grandson of John J. & Eleanor Fidelia Boyers Shaffer and Isaiah & Mary Demay Hagerman)

Duane Frederick Sharpe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Sharpe, was born November 15, 1930 in Wauseon, Ohio and departed this life on June 5, 1959, reaching the age of 28 years, six months and 21 days.  In early life he was baptized and joined the First Christian Church of Wauseon.  In June of 1949 he entered the Air Force and served our Country for six years.

On October 16, 1953 he was untied in marriage to Wanda Roth, and together shared life's joys and sorrows for 5 1/2 years.

His kindness and thoughtfulness as a husband and father will always be remembered.
He leaves to mourn, his wife, Wanda; one daughter, Tracy Lee; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Sharpe; parents-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Waldo Roth; one brother Dee Sharpe; grandmother, Mrs. Vada Sharpe, all of Wauseon; and a host of relatives and friends.

We mourn the loss of his early departure, and yet we know that God makes no mistake, and knows what is best for each life.  Funeral services were conducted from the Edgar Funeral Home Monday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock.  Rev. Arthur Enns and Rev. M. Dale Humbert officiated.  Interment was made in the Wauseon Cemetery.  Military services were conducted at the graveside by the Robinson-Gibbs post of the American Legion.


We wish to thank all our friends, for the sympathy and love that has been shown us during this hour of bereavement.  The family of Duane F. Sharpe

(copied from the Wauseon newspaper, Wauseon, Fulton Co., OH)

contributed by Connie Epley


b. 9 Apr 1893   d. 29 Oct 1976


Mrs. Ruth I. Northrup, 83, of 718 North Holland-Sylvania Rd., died Friday at the Toledo Hospital after a long illness.  She was the widow of Clifford S. Northrup, who died in 1953.  Surviving are sons, John and Joe; daughters, Mrs. Helen Tussing, Mrs. Evelyn Kinner, Mrs. Doris Redway, Mrs. Louise Hebert; and sister, Mrs. Fern Sharpe.  Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Walker-Feilbach Mortuary, Talmadge Road, where the body will be after 7 p.m. Sunday.

(Obit located in the Toledo Blade, Toledo, OH dated 10-30-1976)

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b. 19 Oct 1891    d. 10 Aug 1953


Clifford Northrup, 61, of 2119 Detroit Ave., compositor at Butler Paper Products Co., died unexpectedly today, shortly after he was admitted to St. Luke's Hospital.

Born in Swanton, Mr. Northrup lived in Toledo 33 years and worked 22 years for the Butler Firm.  He was a member of the Tedrow Church of Christ and of Gorham Lodge, F & AM, Fayette, O.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth; daughters, Mrs. Helen Tussing, Mrs. Evlyn Kinner, Mrs. Doris Redway, and Mrs. Louise Armstrong; sons, John and Joe; and father, Dell, all of Toledo; sister Mrs. Hazel Rittler, Cleveland; and 10 grandchildren.

Services will be conducted Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Garner Mortuary by the Rev. Jay Bishop, pastor of Rosewood Avenue Presbyterian Church.  Burial will be in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park Cemetery.

(Obit located in the Toledo Blade, Toledo, OH dated 8-10-1953)

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b.  21 Nov 1921   d.  2 May 1966


James S. Redway, 44, of 201 Midvale Ave., a Toledo patrolman 19 years, died yesterday in St. Charles Hospital after collapsing in his home.

Mr. Redway was a lifelong Toledo resident.  For the last two years he was assigned to school patrol duty at East Broadway and Navarre Avenue.  He received three separate citations in 1954 for apprehending men sought by the police. He was a elder at Rosewood Presbyterian Church, and a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, and Toledo Police Post, American Legion, and was a World War II navy veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Doris; son Dennis J.; daughter, Joan D., all of Toledo, and brothers, John, of Lambertville, Mich; Robert, of Toledo, and Phillip, of Arlington, Mass.

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Ansberg-West Mortuary, with burial in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park.

(Obit located in the Toledo Blade, Toledo, OH dated May 3, 1966)

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b. 23 June 1952    d. 3 Sept 1954


Nancy Ruth Armstrong, 2, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Armstrong, died at home, 337 Batavia St., of leukemia after a 5-month illness.

The child was born in Toledo. Also surviving are a brother, Lawrence, Edward; a sister, Lynn Louise, and grandmother, Mrs. Ruth Northrup, Wauseon, O., and Mrs. Mary K. Armstrong, Toledo.

The body is in the Garner Mortuary, Private graveside services will be tomorrow at 3:30 in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park Cemetery.

(Obit located in the Toledo Blade, Toledo, OH dated 9-3-1954)

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(Son of John J. and Sarah Terry Hagerman, brother of Isaiah Hagerman.)
Smith C. Hagerman, a resident of Michigan since a small boy, died suddenly in Madison, Monday form the effects of a stroke of paralysis.
Mr. Hagerman was a son of John J. and Sallie Hagerman, and was born September 5, 1829, in the state of New York, moving to Michigan with his parents when but a small boy.
The family settled on a farm about a half mile from Jasper, where the deceased grew to manhood.  Though he was a cripple all his life, he was cheerful by nature, and while this affliction kept him from getting around and playing as a boy, still he was always happy, contented and jovial.  He possessed the faculty of always looking on the bright side of things.
Mr. Hagerman is survived by two sisters and three brothers, together with other relatives.
The funeral services were conducted from the M.E. church at Fairfield by the Rev. G.H. Peters and burial was made at Ridgeville
Located this obit from Adrian Daily Telegram, May 9, 1913, Adrian, Lenawee Co., MI.

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(Son of John J. & Sarah Terry Hagerman, brother of Isaiah & Smith Hagerman)
Mrs. L.F. Reed of East Madison, received word last week that her brother, John C. Hagerman, living near Ainsworth, Neb., was suddenly killed on April 2 by being thrown out of a buggy.  He was with a man whom he lived with.  On their way to church, about a mile from home some horses were out of the pasture, and John C. was left in charge of the lines while his companion got the horses back in the pasture.  The team became frightened and ran, tipping the buggy over.  Mr. Hagerman was 86 years old, and came to Fairfield when a lad, with his parents, from New York state.  When he was about 30 years old he went, first to Wisconsin and then to Nebraska.  He was the oldest son of John J. Hagerman.
Located this obit from Adrian Daily Telegram, Apr 21, 1905, Adrian, Lenawee Co., MI

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(Son of John J. & Sarah Terry Hagerman-brother of Isaiah, John C., & Smith Hagerman)
The remains of Joseph W. Hagerman, who died at the home of his son, Warren Hagerman at Mt. Pleasant, Mich., were brought here and taken on to Ridgeville Friday for services and burial.  Rev. Myres officiated at the Ridgeville church.  Warren Hagerman and daughter Flossie Hagerman came with the remains.
Joseph W. Hagerman, son of John J. and Sally Hagerman, was born in Palmer, N.Y., Oct. 23, 1824, and came to Michigan with his parents when eight years of age.  He was united in marriage in 1854 to Phoebe Ann Johnson.  To this union was born one daughter Mary, the mother dying two weeks later.
In 1856 he was again married, to Elizabeth Skinner.  To this union was born one daughter, Mrs. Albert Harsh, and four sons, Charles, Willie, Warren and John.  His wife, Elizabeth preceded him Sept. 21, 1903.
He is also survived by 19 grand-children, 11 great-grandchildren and two brothers and two sisters.  He was a member of the United Brethren church.  He died Oct. 5, 1914, aged 89 years.
Located this obit from the Adrian Daily Telegram, Oct. 10, 1914, Adrian, Lenawee Co., MI
contributed by Connie Epley

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