Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Rev. Joseph A. Fischer is buried at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. The 1867 Sandusky City Directory lists a Rev. Dr. J.A. Fisher was the pastor of Emmanuel Church. In 1870, Rev. J.A. Fisher was age 50, and resided with his wife and five children in Ward 2 of Sandusky. This mention of the death of Rev. Fisher appeared in the February 21, 1885 issue of the Sandusky Register.
Though Rev. Fisher moved to Illinois, his remains were returned to Sandusky, Ohio for burial at Oakland Cemetery.
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Miss Fanny B. Stone was an early teacher in the local schools of Sandusky, Ohio, according to Hewson Peeke's book A STANDARD HISTORY OF ERIE COUNTY, OHIO (Lewis Publishing Co., 1916). In 1852, Fanny Stone married Stephen Tillson. Sadly, Mrs. Fanny B. Stone Tillson died on December 13, 1854. She was buried at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery in the Stone family lot.
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
FamilySearch.Org now has available the records of the Ohio Veterans Home Deaths and Burials from 1889-1930. Formerly known as the Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Home, this facility is still in operation, and serves as a home and hospital for United States Veterans.
To use the database of Ohio Veterans Home Deaths and Burials, go to the url:
Put it the name of the veteran for home you are searching.
For example, the listing for the death of Royal W. Lane comes up with this result:
Royal W. Lane served in Company B of the 103rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. He died on June 13, 1902, and was buried on the grounds of the Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Home in Sandusky, Ohio.
Rest in peace Royal W. Lane, and thank you for your service!
If you have ancestors buried at the Ohio Veterans Home Cemetery, be sure to check out this database at FamilySearch!
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
A useful index when searching for Ohio death records is the Ohio Death Records Index Search, at the Ohio History Connection. Sometimes there are glitches in spelling or dates or optical scanning errors, and it never hurts to check another source.
Included in this index are:
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Pictured at the left is my great grandmother, Lena Piehl Yeager (standing) and her younger sister Bertha. This cropped portion of the picture was from a larger family photo. Grandma Yeager grew up in Ottawa County, but after marrying Andrew Yeager, she resided in the Huron area of Erie County, Ohio. Lena and Andy had seven children. Two children died young, and one child took his own life as an adult. Grandma was very active in the Lutheran Church, sometimes the one in Huron, Ohio, and sometimes at Union Corner's congregation, out in the country. What I remember most about Grandma Yeager is her delicious sugar cookies, and her sweet, quiet demeanor. She was the oldest child of a large family, and she knew well the meaning of hard work, and "making do" when times were tough. At the time of her death in 1978, at the age of 97, Grandma Yeager was survived by two daughters, twelve grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, and 16 great great grandchildren. She was beloved by her entire family!
Lena's younger sister Bertha was born in 1891, and died in 1933. She used to help her parents get ready for the big family reunions held at the farm in Ottawa County. In 1929, Bertha Piehl married Fritz Lassen. They welcomed baby Marcus Lassen in 1930. Sadly, in 1933, Bertha Piehl Lassen died of uremic poisoning. At the time of her death, she was expecting a baby, who died as well. Bertha was survived by her husband and young son. Marcus had developmental delays, and as an adult, he lived at the Lutheran Home of Mercy in Williston, Ohio.
Though these dear women had the same parents, and grew up on the same family farm, they had such very different lives. I am fortunate to call them both my ancestors.