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.