Sunday, January 26, 2020

Sentimental Sunday: Cousins at a Picnic

Above are several great grandchildren Andrew and Lena Yeager on the occasion of Grandma Yeager's birthday in 1961. Pictured are: Back row:Paul Orshoski, Jr., Danny or Jimmy Kurtz; Denise Kurtz; Bruce Orshoski., with has hand to his head; Steve Orshoski standing right behind his brother Scott ; Dorene Orshoski.
Front row: Paul Orshoski, Sr., holding Mike Orshoski, Kim Orshoski, Robin Orshoski, Debbie Grams, Susan Orshoski, Richard Grams and Debbie Orshoski. At this time Wayne and Betty Orshoski lived in the house that is seen behind the large group. To the right of the swing, was the home of Paul and Joyce Orshoski, Wayne's brother and sister in law. It was really have to have cousins live next door.

Below is a collage of snapshots from the family picnic (seen previously in this blog.)

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Judge George C. Beis, 1861-1928

Judge George C. Beis was born in 1861 in Waterville, Lucas County, Ohio. He read law in Toledo, Ohio, in the office of Scribner, Hurd and Scribner. In 1883, he graduated from the University of Michigan, and was admitted to the bar. That same year, he began practicing law in Sandusky, Ohio. According to his obituary, found in the 1928 OBITUARY NOTEBOOK at the Sandusky Library, George Beis "was known as one of the most capable trial lawyers in this section and was especially formidable in criminal matters. He appeared as counsel in many of the more important cases tried in Erie County Courts over a period of nearly forty years." Besides his long career as a lawyer, George C. Beis also served as city solicitor, probate judge, and he was an influential leader in Democratic politics. George C. Beis died on May 14, 1928, at his home at 318 Huron Avenue in Sandusky. He was survived by his wife, the former Lucinda Zerbe, a son, two daughters, three grandchildren, and several other relatives and wide circle of friends. Funeral services for Judge Beis were held at the family home, and burial was in Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Milton C. Dodge, 1870-1942

Milton C. Dodge was born in Ottawa County, Ohio in 1870  to Mr. and Mrs. Wyman Dodge.  By 1880, Milton’s mother was a widow, and the family, which consisted of Sarah Dodge and her three children, was residing in Monroeville, Ohio. In 1897,  Milton C.  Dodge married Katherine Elizabeth Ohlemacher. The Milton C. Dodge family lived in Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio in 1910. By this time Mr. and Mrs. Dodge had two sons, named Howard and Lehman. Milton C. Dodge died on December 31, 1942. He was residing in Akron, Ohio at this time and had previously been employed at Goodyear Aircraft.  Mr. Dodge’s remains were brought to Sandusky, Ohio, for burial at Oakland Cemetery.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Joseph Ackermann

Joseph Ackermann was born in 1863. In the 1870 U.S. Census, he was listed in the household of George and Catherine Ackermann, along with his five siblings, in Berlin Township, Erie County, Ohio.  Joseph Ackermann died at the age of 12, on December 1, 1875, and he was buried in Perkins Cemetery in Erie County. The finger pointing upwards on his tombstone represents the hope of heaven.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Langhorne Monument at Rock Creek Cemetery

Photograph by T. Renwand

This beautiful ornate cross at Rock Creek Cemetery in Washington D.C. honors the memory of the Langhorne family. John Devall Langhorne was an early graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. He took part in the naval attack on Vera Cruz in 1847.  In 1853, John retired from the Navy and he started a banking business in Lynchburg, Virginia. In 1884, he moved his family to Washington D.C. Mr. Langhorne died at the age of 91 on November 24, 1915. John D. Langhorne was survived by eight children at the time of his death. An obituary for John D. Langhorne appeared in the November 26, 1915 issue of the New York Times.

Photo credit: Thank you to my nephew for taking this picture.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Mrs. Sophia Houpt

Sophia Heyer Houpt (sometimes spelled Haupt) was born in Pennsylvania in 1818 or 1819. She married George Washington Houpt. By 1850, George W. and Sophia Houpt were residing in Chatfield in  Crawford County, Ohio. There were four  children in the household at this time, ranging in age from ages two to eight, all born in Pennsylvania. Sadly, Mrs. Sophia Houpt died on November 18, 1875. She was buried in the cemetery adjacent to the Lutheran Church in Chatfield, now known as Nazareth Lutheran Church. Sophia's tombstone features a hand pointing down, and grasping a broken chain, which symbolizes the Lord reaching down and breaking the chains of death.

Mrs. Sophia Houpt's tombstone is located in a beautiful, peaceful rural setting.

Rest in peace, Sophia Houpt.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Archibald C. MacLeod, a Native of Canada

Archibald C. MacLeod was born in Kincardine, Ontario, Canada on February 20, 1871. His parents, Donald and Margaret MacLeod, had both been born in Scotland. Archibald's occupation was wood carver. Archibald C. MacLeod was the second spouse of Mary Zipfel Grummel, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Constantine Zipfel. Mr. Archibald C. MacLeod passed away on October 5, 1932. He was buried at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. His wife survived for many more years.