Friday, June 19, 2015

Edwin A. Sprau, Baseball Enthusiast

In the 1942 Obituary Notebook in the Archives Research Center of the Sandusky Library is an obituary for Edwin A. Sprau. Mr. Sprau died on June 19, 1942, following a brief illness.He was only 39 years old. Edwin A. Sprau, prior to his death, was in business with his brother, Emmett Sprau, in the operation of the Sprau Grocery on Camp Street. For many years Edwin Sprau was active in baseball circles. He was secretary of the Sandusky Baseball Federation, secretary-treasurer of the Northern Ohio Baseball League, and had also been associated with the Firelands Baseball League, the Junior Leagues of Sandusky, and the Church Indoor League. Hundreds of officials and baseball players from several area baseball teams paid their respects to Edwin A. Sprau at the Elks Lodge on the evening of June 22. Funeral servies for Edwin A. Sprau took place on Tuesday, with Dr. Donald Wonders officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery. Edwin A. Sprau was survived by his mother, and brothers, Walter and Emmett. Edward C. Sprau, Edwin's father and the founder of the family grocery business, had died in 1939.

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