Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Franz Tschill

According to an article in the January 4, 1924 issue of the Sandusky Register, Franz Tschill was found stricken on the sidewalk of Decatur Street outside the Ogontz Garage, as he was walking to his home on January 3, 1924. Albert Krohn found Mr. Tschill, and contacted George Muehlhauser, who was the owner of the Ogontz Garage. They notified police, but Franz Tschill was already deceased by the time the authorities arrived. The news article stated that the cause of death was a stroke. Franz Tschill was buried at the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Sandusky, Ohio.

In the interment records of St. Mary's Catholic Church, available at Family Search Labs, the surname of Franz Tschill was spelled Schöll. (Click image for a larger view.)

While Mr. Tschill's tombstone lists his death date as January 4, 1924, his death certificate lists the date of death as January 3, 1924.

Keep an open mind when viewing genealogical records. You will often find variations in dates and spelling, especially when researching ancestors of German or Eastern European ancestry.

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