Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Mrs. Drusaillia Oberle, 1875-1940

According to her death record, Drusaillia Oberle was born in Newbury, Ontario, Canada in 1875 to William and Margaret Crimm. Records on file at FamilySearch indicate that Ralph Oberle and Drusaillia Crimm were married in Monroe, Michigan on January 1, 1918. Eventually the couple moved to Sandusky, Ohio. The Sandusky Star Journal of December 27, 1940 reported that Mrs. Drusaillia Oberle died on December 26, 1940, following a brief illness. Mrs. Oberle was survived by several brothers and sisters, residing in Canada and Michigan. Funeral services for Mrs. Oberle were held at the Charles Andres & Sons Funeral Home, with Rev. T.J.C. Stellhorn officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery. Drusaillia's first name is most likely a variation of the name Drusilla, of Latin origin.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Anna Gertrude Gundlach

Mrs. Anna Gertrude Gundlach is buried at Oakland Cemetery in Sandusky. Information accessed at FamilySearch provide these details about Mrs. Gundlach:

Anna G. Giesse was born in Melsungen, Germany in the province of Hesse-Kassel on August 1, 1829. Her parents were Johann Giesse and Anna Wenk. She married Leonard Gundlach on February 12, 1846. Mrs. Anna Gerturde Giesse Gundlach passed away on April 14, 1884.

In the 1880 U.S. Census for Erie County, the listing for the family gave the surname spelled as Grunlach:

Leonhard Grunlach was 64, birthplace Hesse
Gertrude Grunlach was 60, birthplace Hesse
Christopher, was 23, born in Ohio
Justus, was 20, born in Ohio

Friday, December 8, 2017

Ephraim and Fannie Wonnell

According to his death certificate, Ephraim Wonnell was born in 1850 in Ottawa County, Ohio to Isaac and Margaret Wonnell. In 1878 Ephraim Wonnell took Fannie Shook as his wife. Ephraim Wonnell was the manager of the Port Clinton Basket Company for many years. On July 27, 1910, Ephraim Wonnell passed away in Ottawa County. He was 60 years of age. An obituary for Mr. Wonnell appeared in the July 29, 1910 issue of the Sandusky Register. The article stated that Ephraim Wonnell was one Ottawa County's most properous fruit growers. He was buried in the Shook Cemetery. Mrs. Fannie Wonnell survived until 1937. After her death, she was buried with her husband in the Shook Cemetery.

Clasped hands adorn the top of the tombstone for Ephraim and Fannie Wonnell. Clasped hands can represent a welcome to the heavenly realm.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Mrs. Amelia Scherrer

Amelia Harder was born on June 22, 1866. On June 19, 1884, Amelia Harder married Jacob Scherrer in Erie County, Ohio. The young Amelia Harder Scherrer died on August 20, 1899 at the age of 33. Funeral services for Mrs. Scherrer were  held at the Scherrer residence, and at St. Stephen's Church,  a with Rev. William Leonhardt officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery. Amelia Scherrer was buried at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. The inscription on her tombstone reads:

She had a kind and true heart.

Obituaries for Mrs. Amelia Scherrer appeared in the August 22 and August 23, 1899 issues of the Sandusky Register.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Platt Eli Follett, 1878-

Platt Eli Follett was born on April 13, 1878 to Foster V. and Portia A. (Bartholomew) Follett. Both his father and grandfather were veterans of the Civil War. Sadly, Platt E. Follett died from diphtheritic croup on December 3, 1883. He was buried in the family lot at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery.  Platt Eli Follett's first name was the same name as the surname of his Aunt Susan Follett's husband William Augustus Platt.