Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Mrs. Emily Warren, 1827-1886





















Mrs. Emily Warren was born in the state of New York on September 3, 1827, and she died on July 25, 1886, according to the ERIE COUNTY, OHIO CEMETERY CENSUS BEFORE 1909. In 1860, Emily was residing in Townsend Township, Sandusky County, Ohio, with her husband John H. Warren, and their three sons and two daughters. John H. Warren died in 1872 at the age of 48. The final resting place of Mrs. Emily Warren was at Oakland Cemetery in Sandusky, Ohio. According to the Letters of Administration, on file with Erie County Probate Court, Mrs. Warren was survived by these children: Josephine Shaw of New London, Ohio, and Isabel Warren, Perry Warren, and William Warren, all of Sandusky.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Chauncey G. Bush, 1832-1860























Few details are known about Chauncey G. Bush. He was born February 2, 1832, and died on July 5, 1860. In the 1850 U.S. Census, his occupation was listed as printer. He resided in the same house as James W. Taylor, the one time editor of the Sandusky Democrat. Chauncey G. Bush's final resting place is at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Mrs. Amelia Boston, Wife of Rev. Thomas Holland Boston






















According to the 1850 U.S. Census, Amelia Boston was born about 1813 in the state of New Jersey. In May of 1839, Amelia Butler married Thomas Holland Boston in Albany, New York, and shortly after, they settled in Sandusky, Ohio. Rev. Boston was a minister in Sandusky, Ohio, and he was a friend of fugitive slaves, helping many to get to freedom in Canada, departing across the lake from Sandusky, Ohio. Mrs. Amelia Butler Boston died on May 31, 1865. She was buried in Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Janet Ritter















According to her death record, Janet Ritter was the daughter of Dr. Roland Ritter and his wife, the former Belva Dilley. Janet died as an infant, on August 7, 1938, and she was buried at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. Janet Ritter was the descendant of longtime Sandusky cigar store owner, Henry Ritter.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Frank and Julia Van Blarcum



















Frank Van Blarcum was born in Sandusky, Ohio in 1870 to Aaron and Laura Van Blarcum. In 1892, he married Julia E. Ernst, the daughter of Conrad and Philipena Ernst. Frank worked as a foreman for a local building contractor, G.W. Doerzbach. On  October 12, 1915, Frank Van Blarcum died as a result of an accident in which an elevator cable snapped in the elevator of the Rieger Hotel, which was being renovated. Frank fell five stories, and it is believed that he died instantly. Also injured in the accident was Edward Rieger, the proprietor of the Rieger, but Mr. Rieger did recover from his injuries.  Frank Van Blarcum was survived by his wife Julia, four children, and two brothers. Funeral services for Frank Van Blarcum were held at the family residence on McKinley Street, and burial was at Oakland Cemetery. Mrs. Julia Van Blarcum lived to the age of 74. She passed away from heart disease on May 11, 1939.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Hummel Monument at St. Mary's Cemetery






















August Hummel was born in Germany in 1854, according to U.S. Census records. His wife, Mary J. Hummel, was born in Illinois in 1863. They had two sons, Charles and George Hummel. August Hummel was a saloon keeper. In 1906, both the business and the residence were located on Decatur Street in Sandusky. On July 29, 1915, August Hummel died from cancer. His wife Mary survived him. Mrs. Mary Hummel died on November 13, 1939. A beautiful monument at the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Sandusky, Ohio honors the memory of Mr. and Mrs. Hummel. Created by Conrad Keim, the monument features lilies lying across the cross, with a fern. 




Sunday, March 17, 2019

Alden W. Gallup, Victim of Influenza




















Alden W. Gallup died on December 17, 1918, of pneumonia after having had influenza. He was born in 1890, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mozart Gallup.  Alden Gallup earned a degree in mechanical engineering from Cornell in 1913. He had been employed at the Hinde and Dauch Company in Sandusky. Alden left behind a wife, Helen, and a young son. Alden W. Gallup was buried at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. In 1916, Alden W. Gallup and Daniel Kelleher were issued a patent for a wrapper package. The assignee was the Hinde and Dauch Paper Company. It is so sad that such a bright young man had such a short life. Rest in peace Mr. Gallup.