Friday, December 8, 2017

Ephraim and Fannie Wonnell

According to his death certificate, Ephraim Wonnell was born in 1850 in Ottawa County, Ohio to Isaac and Margaret Wonnell. In 1878 Ephraim Wonnell took Fannie Shook as his wife. Ephraim Wonnell was the manager of the Port Clinton Basket Company for many years. On July 27, 1910, Ephraim Wonnell passed away in Ottawa County. He was 60 years of age. An obituary for Mr. Wonnell appeared in the July 29, 1910 issue of the Sandusky Register. The article stated that Ephraim Wonnell was one Ottawa County's most properous fruit growers. He was buried in the Shook Cemetery. Mrs. Fannie Wonnell survived until 1937. After her death, she was buried with her husband in the Shook Cemetery.

Clasped hands adorn the top of the tombstone for Ephraim and Fannie Wonnell. Clasped hands can represent a welcome to the heavenly realm.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Mrs. Amelia Scherrer

Amelia Harder was born on June 22, 1866. On June 19, 1884, Amelia Harder married Jacob Scherrer in Erie County, Ohio. The young Amelia Harder Scherrer died on August 20, 1899 at the age of 33. Funeral services for Mrs. Scherrer were  held at the Scherrer residence, and at St. Stephen's Church,  a with Rev. William Leonhardt officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery. Amelia Scherrer was buried at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. The inscription on her tombstone reads:

She had a kind and true heart.

Obituaries for Mrs. Amelia Scherrer appeared in the August 22 and August 23, 1899 issues of the Sandusky Register.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Platt Eli Follett, 1878-

Platt Eli Follett was born on April 13, 1878 to Foster V. and Portia A. (Bartholomew) Follett. Both his father and grandfather were veterans of the Civil War. Sadly, Platt E. Follett died from diphtheritic croup on December 3, 1883. He was buried in the family lot at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery.  Platt Eli Follett's first name was the same name as the surname of his Aunt Susan Follett's husband William Augustus Platt.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

John E. Goss, Member of the Woodmen of the World

John Edward Goss was born in Port Clinton, Ohio in 1862 to Frederick and Anna Goss.  In 1880 the Goss family resided in Ottawa County, Ohio. By 1917, John E. Goss was residing in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, where he worked as a carpenter. John E. Goss died in Columbus, Ohio on November 25, 1917. His remains were returned to Sandusky, for burial in the family lot at Oakland Cemetery.  (Note, though the tombstone of John E. Goss lists 1918 as his year of death, his death certificate listed his death year as 1917.) A Woodmen of the World insignia is found on the tombstone of John E. Goss. Woodmen of the World was a fraternal organization that provided insurance benefits to its members. 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Mrs. Hannah L. Williams, 1834-1856

According to the book ERIE COUNTY, OHIO CEMETERY CENSUS BEFORE 1909, Hannah L. Williams died on November 21, 1856, at the age of 22 years, 1 month, and 8 days. Hannah was the wife of Albertus Williams. Erie County Probate Court marriage records show that Hannah L. Dewitt married Albertus Williams on September 11, 1854.

It is so sad that Hannah Dewitt Williams died when she was only 22 years old. She was buried at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery, in Block 16. Rest in peace, Hannah.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Mrs. Sarah Parish

Mrs. Sarah Parish, the wife of F. D. Parish, died on November 16, 1829 at the age of 29 years. According to Huron County marriage records, Sarah Strong had just married Francis D. Parish on January 18, 1829. How sad for Mr. Parish to lose his wife in their first year of marriage! An inscription at the base of the tombstone of Sarah Parish at Oakland Cemetery reads:

Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

William Augustus Strong, Civil War Officer

William Augustus Strong was born in Groton Township, of what was then Huron County, Ohio, to Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Elderkin Strong. During the Civil War, William A. Strong enlisted in Company E of the 72nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Though his tombstone and obituary state that he was a Captain, his military record on file at Ancestry Library Edition states that he achieved the rank of 1st Lieutenant during his military service in the Civil War.  During the Vicksburg campaign, William Strong suffered a heat stroke, from which he never fully recovered. On April 4, 1898, William A. Strong died in Cook County, Illinois. His remains were returned to Ohio, where he was buried in the Strong's Ridge Cemetery in Huron County, Ohio. This obituary for William A. Strong appeared in the April 11, 1898 issue of the Norwalk Reflector.

Rest in peace William A. Strong.