Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Mrs. Martha Vair: "She Made Home Pleasant"
Martha Weideman Vair was born on October 30, 1862. In the 1880 U.S. Census, she was 18 years of age, and lived with her parents, John and Fannie Weideman, in Sandusky's Third Ward, where her father ran a hotel. Both of Martha's parents stated that they had been born in Bavaria, Germany. Erie County Probate Court records indicate that Martha Weideman married George O. Vair on October 11, 1883. By 1890, George and Martha Vair were living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. On April 10, 1893, Mrs. Martha O. Vair died from consumption. She died at her parents' home in Sandusky. An obituary which appeared in the April 11, 1893 issue of the Sandusky Register stated that Martha had left behind a husband and two children. She was buried in Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. The inscription at the base of Martha Vair's tombstone reads:
She made home pleasant.
This simple statement says a lot about Mrs. Martha Vair, who died well over a hundred years ago, at such a young age. May she rest in peace.
Posted by Dorene from Ohio at 1:28 PM