Saturday, January 5, 2019

Pearl Rowe, 1879-1930

Pearl Schumacher was born on May 1, 1879 to George Schumacher, and his wife, the former Julia Schuck, in Erie County, Ohio. The family resided on Tiffin Avenue in Sandusky's 5th Ward. In June, 1901, Pearl Mary Schumacher married Richard Rowe in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. On October 3, 1930, Mrs. Pearl M. Rowe died at her sister's home. She was survived by three sisters and one brother. Pearl M. Rowe was buried at Oakland Cemetery in Sandusky, Ohio in the Schumacher family lot.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Arnold R. Stoll, 1886-1902

Arnold Stoll was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Stoll. He died when he was only sixteen years old. An obituary for Arnold Stoll appeared in the Sandusky Star, of December 20, 1902.

How terribly sad to lose a child at such a young age, and so close to Christmas. Arnold Stoll as buried at St. Mary's Cemetery in Sandusky, Ohio.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Samuel Addison Dennis, Civil War Veteran

According to records at FamilySearch, Samuel Addison Dennis was born in Oswego County, New York on October 26, 1830 to Eben J. Dennis and his wife, the former Amanda Gilmore Caldwell. During the Civil War, Samuel A. Dennis served in Company K of the 110th New York Volunteer Infantry. He enlisted as a Private, and when he mustered out, he had earned the rank of First Sergeant. In the 1880 U.S. Census, Samuel Dennis was listed as age  49, and he was a resident of Upper Sandusky, Wyandot County, Ohio. His occupation was listed as proprietor of a hub and spoke factory. Other people in the Dennis household included his wife, Adelaide, age 45; son Lloyd, age 23; son Frank, age 21; daughter Anna, age 8; and two other individuals. Samuel Addison Dennis died on December 20, 1899, at the age of 69. His remains were taken to Sandusky, Ohio, for burial at Oakland Cemetery. According to an article in the December 28, 1899 issue of the Marysville Journal-Tribune, Mr. Dennis had suffered liver damage when he was afflicted with yellow fever during his wartime service, which led to his death.

Note: Though the tombstone of Samuel A. Dennis states that he served in the New Jersey infantry during the Civil War, records at Ancestry Library Edition indicate that he was in a unit from New York.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Samuel and Ann Wright

In the 1850 U.S. Census, Samuel Wright was age 24, and residing in Portland Township, Erie County, Ohio. (Portland Township was later known as the city of Sandusky.) The future Mrs. Samuel Wright was listed as Christina Lyman in the 1850 U.S. Census. (Many spelling errors appear in this census record.) She lived with her family in Townsend Township, Sandusky County, Ohio.  (Christina’s first name appears with several different spelling varations, including Christena, Ann or Christiana.)  On September  10,  1851, Samuel Wright married  Christiana Lyman in Erie County, Ohio.  

Samuel Wright died as young man, on February 13, 1868. He was buried at Sandusky’s Oakland Cemetery. Mrs. Ann/Christina Wright eventually moved to Henry County, Ohio, where she lived with her sister and husband. Ann Wright died on June 5, 1903 in Colton, Ohio. Her remains were returned to Sandusky, Ohio, where she was buried beside her husband at Oakland Cemetery.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Adam Kerste, 1820-1862

According to the ERIE COUNTY, OHIO, CEMETERY CENSUS BEFORE 1909, Adam Kerste was born on February 9, 1820 and he died on November 7, 1862. His tombstone is located in Block 33 of Oakland Cemetery. A German inscription adorns his stone, but I was unable to decipher it at this time. Rest in peace, Adam Kerste!

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Thomas Wieber

Army Specialist Thomas A. Wieber lost his life in a civilian accident while serving in the U.S. Army in Germany, in November of 1955. Funeral services for Thomas A. Wieber were held at St. Mary's Church, and burial was in Calvary Cemetery. Thank you for your service to your country!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Carl and Auguste Wommelsdorf

Carl J. Wommelsdorf was born in Germany in 1840. From the 1870s until his retirement in 1903, Mr. Wommelsdorf taught German at the Sandusky City Schools. After his retirement, Carl Wommelsdorf and his wife Auguste (nee Borchers) moved to Cuyahoga County, Ohio. On December 22, 1926, Mr. Wommelsdorf passed away in Cuyahoga County. His wife Auguste died on November 30, 1925. Both Mr. and Mrs. Wommelsdorf were buried in Sandusky’s Oakland Cemetery.