Monday, March 12, 2018

Peter Z. Schelb

Peter Z. Schelb was born in Germany in 1824. He came to the U.S. in the 1840s. During the Mexican War, Peter Schelb served in Co. C of the 13th Infantry. Peter Schelb died on March 12, 1905. He was survived by his wife, three daughters, and two sons. Funeral services were held at Krupp's chapel in the Mahala Block in Sandusky, and burial was at Oakland Cemetery. A lovely monument honors the memory of this German born Veteran who served his new country well. Obituaries for Peter Schelb appeared in the Norwalk Reflector on March 14, 1905, and in the Sandusky Register on March 13 and March 14, 1905. 

Saturday, March 10, 2018

William Cady, Civil War Veteran

William Cady was a grocer in Sandusky in the 1860s. He was married to Caroline, whose maiden name was Jennings. During the Civil War, William Cady served for three months in Company E, Ohio 8th Infantry. He died of consumption when he was only 42 years of age, in March of 1864. William Cady was buried in Sandusky’s Oakland Cemetery. His wife lived to be into her 90s. Mrs. Cady passed away in April of 1905. You can read the obituary of Mrs. Cady at in this post from the Sandusky History website.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Mrs. Barbara Lang, Wife of Conrad

Barbara Lang was born in Wuertemberg Germany in July of 1820, and she died in Crawford County, Ohio on March 7, 1886. In the 1880 U.S. Census, Barbara was residing with her husband Conrad Lang, a farmer, in Chatfield, Crawford County, Ohio, along with several of their children. Mrs. Barbara Lang was buried in the Lutheran Cemetery in Chatfield, Ohio, now known as the Nazareth Lutheran Cemetery. An inscription at the top of Barbara's tombstone reads:

Hier ruht in Gott 

which in English is translated

Here rests in God

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Roswell F. Polley, 1827-1859

This flat stone at Oakland Cemetery honors the memory of Roswell F. Polley. Mr. Polley was born in 1827. In 1850, he was residing in the state of New York.  In 1851, Roswell married Urania Davis. That same  year, Mr. and Mrs. Polley moved to Sandusky, Ohio. Roswell F. Polley died on March 15, 1859, at the age of 31 years, 10 months, and 8 days. His wife went on to become a well respected dressmaker in Sandusky.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Ernest Al Cooper, Chief Clerk for the CCC & StL Railroad

Ernest Al Cooper was the chief clerk for the CCC & StL Railroad  (the Big Four)  in Sandusky, Ohio for forty years. He was born in London, England to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Cooper. While his death certificate state he was born in the year 1854, his tombstone gives his birth year as 1864. After an illness of two days, Mr. Cooper died at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Sandusky on August 4, 1936. He was buried in Oakland Cemetery in Sandusky, Ohio. An obituary for Ernest A. Cooper appeared in the August 5, 1936 issue of the Sandusky Register.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Mrs. Nannie E. Moon McConnell

Nannie E. Moon was born in Missouri in 1843. She was the wife of J.C. McConnell. Mrs. Nannie Moon McConnell died on February 28, 1877, while she was still in her 30s. She was laid to rest in the Pioneer Cemetery in Dallas, Texas. Thank you to my nephew T. Renwand for taking this picture while he was on vacation in Texas!

Friday, February 23, 2018

When Things are Dim Use Polly Prim

This advertisement appeared in the February 23, 1912 issue of the Sandusky Register. Polly Prim was a cleanser made that was popular in the first three decades of the 1900s. The ad read at the bottom, "When things are dim use Polly Prim."