Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Tombstone Tuesday: Albert M. Stoakes

The inscription on this tombstone at Oakland Cemetery in Sandusky, Ohio reads:

Albert M. Stoakes 
Sleeps Here

The name Albert M. Stoakes did not show up in Erie County, Ohio in a search of genealogical databases, so his life story remains a mystery.  Rest in peace.

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Lucille Warner

Lucille Warner was listed as Catharine Lucille Warner in church records. She was born to James and Maria Johanna (Frey) Warner in 1894. Sadly, Lucille passed away on March 13, 1897. She was buried at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. A lovely lamb adorns the tombstone of young Lucille Warner.

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

When Dorene Interviewed cousin Wilma

In 1995, I visited cousin Wilma Voight Hanck, and we talked about family history. Wilma's mother was Emma Piehl Voight, making Wilma a niece to my great grandma Lena Piehl Yeager. Wilma said that when Great Grandpa Lena Piehl Yeager and Grandpa Andrew Yeager had their fiftieth wedding anniversary, Wilma helped make food for the big celebration. Because all the families had gotten so big, I did not recall any get togethers between my branch of the Piehl family and Wilma's, but I know that Grandma Yeager and her sister Emma and their families visited back and forth, long ago, before I was born.

Below is a copy of what we talked about in 1995. God bless loved ones who share family history with the younger generation!!


Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Mrs. Ernestine Weier

Mrs. Ernestine Hetzel Weier was the wife of Louis/Ludwig Weier. She was a pioneer resident of Sandusky. This obituary for Mrs. Weier appeared in the Sandusky Register of February 22, 1895 (though her tombstone reads 1894.)

Mrs. Weier was laid to rest at Sandusky's Oakland Cemtert.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Mrs. Ada Johnson

Mrs. Ada Johnson was born in New York in 1802. At the time of her death on October 19, 1872, she was residing in Erie County, Ohio. Ada Johnson died from consumption, according to her death record at Erie County Probate Court. The inscription of the tombstone of Ada Johnson at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery state that she was the wife of Henry Johnson.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Frank A. Ross, 1879-1938

Frank A. Ross was born in Sandusky, Ohio in 1879 to Charles Ross, and his wife, the former Amelia Bitter. For many years, Frank Ross operated a furnace business on East Monroe Street. This advertisement appeared in the Sandusky Star Journal on July 22, 1930.

During the last two years of his life, Mr. Ross moved to Fairview Park, and he continued in the furnace business. On May 26, 1938, Frank A. Ross died at the age of 59. He was buried in Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Jay J. Perry, Former Erie County Sheriff

Jay J. Perry was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Perry, born in 1856 in Sandusky, Ohio. For several years, Jay J. Perry served as a policeman in Sandusky. From 1898-1902 and again from 1917-1920, Jay. J. Perry was the Erie County Sheriff. His office would have been in this building, now a part of the Sandusky Library. 
Image courtesy Wikipedia

Later Jay J. Perry was associate with the Perry and Bretz men's clothing store in Sandusky.  On February 9, 1924, Jay J. Perry died from heart disease. He was buried in the family lot at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. Jay J. Perry was survived by three sons. His wife had predeceased him.