Friday, October 2, 2009
Mathias Bock was born in Germany, and came to Sandusky in 1848. He died suddenly on October 3, 1884. His obituary in the October 4, 1884 Sandusky Register stated that he was "one of our oldest citizens." For many years, he had kept a barber shop on Water Street in Sandusky.
The funeral for Mathias Bock was held at his residence at 1307 Market Street. Several members of the Very Ancient Order of Druids, of which Mr. Bock was a charter member, attended the services, led by the Light Guard band. There were fifty five hacks and carriages in the funeral procession. Mathias Bock was buried at Oakland Cemetery, next to his first wife, Mrs. Philippine Bock, who passed away in 1867.