Tuesday, December 21, 2021
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
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
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 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 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 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.
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Mary S. Buckingham was born in 1815 to John and Sarah Buckingham. In 1835, Mary married Joseph M. Root, who was an attorney. He also served as a Representative to Congress from Ohio in the 29th, 30th, and 31st U.S. Congresses, and was a member of the Ohio State Senate for several terms. The Roots would have a family of five daughters. In 1876, Mrs. Mary Root became ill with consumption. She passed away at the family home in Sandusky on October 4, 1876. Mary Root was buried in the family lot at Oakland Cemetery in Sandusky, Ohio. An obituary for Mrs. Root appeared in the October 5, 1876 issue of the Sandusky Register. Her obituary read in part, "By her noble qualities of head and heart, Mrs. Root endeared herself to a large circle of warm friends here and elsewhere, who will be inexpressibly pained to learn of her death."
Monday, July 5, 2021
Dr. Jeremiah S. Cochran was in a medical practice with his brother Dr. Charles Cochran in 1844. Their medical office was on the square, in front of the Presbyterian Church. Sadly, Dr. Jeremiah Cochran died as a young man, in July of 1845. He was buried in
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
According to the 1880 U.S. Census, Louis Weier, also known as Ludwig Weier, was a native of Germany, born there in 1827. He was working as a huckster in the 1880 U.S. Census, and he resided in Sandusky with his wife Ernestine and a large family of six children. Louis Weier died at the age of 80. His funeral was held at the family home on Hancock Street. Louis Weier was buried at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. His tombstone bears the name Ludwig Weier, which is the German language equivalent of Louis Weier. Two of the sons of Louis Weier became well known in Sandusky for their salvage business on Hancock Street.
Friday, June 4, 2021
By 1860, William Kelly was residing with the family of his son in law Lodavick Brown (sometimes listed as Lodrick Brown) , in Perkins Township. William Kelly had been born in Ireland, and resided in both Ottawa and Erie Counties, Ohio at different times in his life. Mr. Brown had served as the keeper of the Marblehead Light from 1849 to 1853. Julius House was born in Connecticut, in 1786, and traveled to Perkins Township by oxen train in 1815. These two men probably spoke quite differently, and surely had different skill sets, but I am sure they knew each other!!
JJulius House, age 73, listed his occupation as farmer on the 1860 Census. By this time, William Kelly must have retired from working, as he did not list an occupation. The census taker enumerated this page of the 1860 U.S. Census for Perkins Township, Erie County, Ohio on August 11, 1860. It makes my heart so happy to see that two men whom I have so much respect for, and are part of my heritage, were neighbors so long, long ago!
The final resting place of Julius House, who died in 1871, is the Perkins Cemetery.
William Kelly was buried in Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery.
Rest in peace!
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Miss Martha L. Root was the daughter of Congressman Joseph M. Root and his wife, the former Mary Buckingham. According to the History of the Western Reserve, Martha Root was in the first graduating class of Sandusky High School. At the time of her death on October 28, 1900, Martha Root was living with her sisters in Chicago. Her remains were brought back to Sandusky for burial in the family lot at Oakland Cemetery. An obituary for Martha L. Root appeared in the October 29, 1900 issue of the Sandusky Daily Star.
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
This lovely tombstone at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery honors the memory of the nine month old infant of Mr. and Mrs. Cuyler Leonard, an early Sandusky lawyer. The child, listed in Oakland Cemetery records only as C. Leonard, was buried at Oakland on March 23, 1856. Caused of death was lung fever. Rest in peace little one.
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Ida Weiss was born in Aryosmegyes, Hungary in 1861, which is now located in Romania. She traveled to the United States in 1900, and by the time of the 1910 U.S. Census, she was residing in Rostraver Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.
On the birth record of my uncles, Frank Orshoski and Joseph Orshoski, Jr. (Surname spelling varies widely) the name of Ida Weinberger was listed as the midwife.
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Mary Magdalena Michel died on March 2, 1884. Her tombstone, at St. Mary's Cemetery in Sandusky, Ohio, features a cross. According to her daughter's death record, her maiden name was Schmitt, and she was the wife of John Michel. Rest in peace.
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.