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1  Harp, Levi (I1422)
2 (Medical):Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947

Name: William B. Forsyth
Birth Date: 7 Feb 1850
Birth Place: Shelby County, Ohio
Death Date: 10 Nov 1940
Death Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Burial Date: 14 Nov 1940
Burial Place: Proviso, Cook, Illinois
Cemetery Name: Oakridge
Death Age: 90
Occupation: past pres. Dr. C. H. Berr
Race: White
Marital Status: M
Gender: Male
Residence: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Spouse Name: Edna
FHL Film Number: 1953585 
Forsyth, William B. (I1143)
3 1870 Census listed as Bennie.
1880 CENSUS listed as Benjamin? 
Wagner, Bernard P. (I780)
4 1910 Census Sophia is listed as having had 3 children and only 1 still alive in 1910. Sofia (I134)
5 1910 Cesus Eliza can be found In the home of John and Mary Kaufman in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania listed as mother-in-law. Mary being her daughter. She is listed as a Widow. Eliza (I22)
6 DONALD E. HARP 92, of Piqua, formerly of Sidney, passed away Monday , May 5, 2014 at the Dayton V.A. Medical Center with his daughter and granddaughter at his side. He was born on November 5, 1921 in Sidney, Ohio, the son of the late Edward F. and Nora (Swob) Harp. On June 30, 1955 he married Eva F. Singer who preceded him in death January 26, 2000.

He is survived by one son, Earl E. Harp of Denver, CO, two daughters, Mrs. Ed (Keitha) Vale of Piqua, and Vera Bundrick of Abbeville, GA, Two sisters, Eileen Silvers of Sidney, and Mary Huffman of Piqua, fourteen grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Emerson Harp and two sisters, Marie Locker and Helen Pohlschneider.

Mr. Harp served his country as a U.S. Army Paratrooper in WWII from 1942 to 1945. He worked for many years at Stolle Corporation and then moved to Florida where he enjoyed his time as a custom cabinet maker. He was a member of the Sidney American Legion Post 217 , AMVETS, DAV and the VFW. Don loved to go fishing, work jig saw puzzles and spent many hours volunteering his time at the Sidney American Legion.

A Graveside Service will be held Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. at Houston Cemetery with Rev. James Manuel officiating. Full military honor's will be provided by American Legion Post 217. . A memorial gathering in celebration of Donald Harp's life will be held Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 5 to 7 P.M. at the Sidney American Legion Post 217, 1265 4th Ave. Sidney. Funeral arrangements are in care of Cromes Funeral Home & Crematory, 302 S. Main Ave, Sidney.

In lieu of flowers the family suggest that memorials be made to the Sidney American Legion in memory of Donald Harp. Envelopes will be available during visitation. 
Harp, Edward F. (I1373)
7 Grace W Harp 85,600 N.Main Ave,died Friday about4:30 Wilson Memorial Hospital.

She wa born Nov.6,1903,i Versailles,daughter of Mr and Mrs George Batty.She was moved to Shelby county when she was about 20 years old.
She was married to Raymond Harp and he preceded her in death.
Survivors include a Son Harold Rhodhamel of Dayton;three daughters Cheryle Jones of Sidney,Susie Waltkins of Sidney,and Saunda Osborn of Sidney;nine grandchildren and10 great grandchildren;and a sister,Rutn Hutchin of Dayton.

A son preceded her in death.

Mrs Harp was a member of the Sidney Eagles Lodge.
Service will be held Monday ai 1:30 p.m. at the Souders Funeral Home with the Rev.Joe Pumphrey officiating.Buiral will be in Graceland Cemetery.

Friend may callat the funeral home Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Sidney Rescus Squad. 
Batty, Grace (I1394)
8 Helen Vlahos Johnson died peacefully in Sharon, CT., on Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at the age of 89.

Born in Kewanee, IL. on April 25, 1922, to Emily and Dave Vlahos.

Helen graduated from Kewanee High School and Kewanee Business College with a degree in Court Reporting. She married Michael Evans Johnson, of Sidney, on July 4, 1943; and they moved to Sidney in 1945 after Michael was discharged from the Army.

While in Sidney, Helen served in Eastern Star Pleiades Chapter (Worthy Matron in 1954), on the Board of Sidney Rainbow Girls, Bara Court Ladies Oriental Shrine and the Shelby County Girl Scouts. She was the Grand Organist for the Order of Eastern Star in Ohio in 1971. Helen and Michael were best known as the owners and operators of Johnson's Restaurant and Holiday Bowling Lanes on Michigan Ave. during the 1950's and 60's.

In the late 70's, the Johnson's moved to Grand Rapids, Mich., where Helen served on the committee of the Grand Rapids Public Museum which organized the 1983 exhibit "Greek American Family; Continuity through Change," one of her proudest achievements. In the late 80's the Johnson's moved to the San Diego, Calif. area where Helen was an active member of the Greek Orthodox Church, singing in the choir and serving as president of the Senior Citizens Group. In 1994, the Johnson's were happy to move back to Sidney where they reconnected with old friends. After Michael's death in 2008, Helen spent her final years at the Sharon Health Care Center in Sharon, CT., near her daughter Leah's home.

Helen loved music and laughter and was beloved by all. She will be missed.

Helen is survived by her son, Evans (Ellen) Johnson of San Diego, CA., daughter, Leah (Robert) Wilcox of Ancramdale, NY; grandson, Robert (Jessa) Wilcox, Jr., Helen's precious great-granddaughter Adalia, of Brooklyn, NY.; grandson, Andrew Wilcox of Arcramdale, NY., brother; Ted Vlahos of LaGrange Park, Ill.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 17, 2011 at Adams Funeral Home, 1401 Fair Road, Sidney, with Father Mark Emroll officiating. Burial will follow in Graceland Cemetery.

Visiting hours will be from 5 - 8 p.m. on Friday, September 16th at the

funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Helen's honor to the Sharon Health Care Center, 27 Hospital Hill Road, Sharon, CT. 06069 or to charity of choice. 
Vlahos, Helen (I1484)
9 Helen, 88, 3003 W. Cisco Rd., Sidney, died at 3:38 a.m., at Dorothy Love Retirement Community.

She was a daughter of Wilbur and Margaret (Duckworth) Pence. On Feb 21, 1943 she married Lester M. Harp, who survives.

Also surviving are a son, Larry (Dawn), Kansas City, MO; four daughters, Pam (Gary) Allen, Charlotte Puthoff, and Linda (Dave) DeVilvis, all Sidney, and Elaine (Dennis) Latimer, Jackson Center; a brother, Delmar (Clarice), Sidney; two sisters, Ruth (Bob) Weimer and Lenorah Pulfer, both Sidney; eleven grandchildren, Mindy Gies, Matt Allen, Michelle Puthoff, Michael Puthoff, Molly Scalamonti, Keri Thiel, Josh DeVelvis, Jason DeVelvis, Sara Schneider, Steven Harp, and Tori Harp; and twenty great-grandchildren.

Deceased is a brother-in-law, Ralph Pulfer.

A homemaker, she was a graduate of Jackson Center High School with the class of 1941. For many years she worked at the St. John's Church Thrift Shop. Helen was also a member of the Church Mice Quilters. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Sidney. She enjoyed several hobbies, such as square dancing with her husband, and she was also an accomplished china painter. For many years she taught swimming lessons, and also had her own wedding cake business, making and decorationg wedding cakes.

Funeral Services will be at St. John's Lutheran Church, with Rev. Jonathan Schriber officiating. 
Pence, Helen V. (I1424)
10 Hudson George
enlisted 26 May 1861
Private, 1st Regiment, Indiana Cavalry, Company K
discharged 28 Oct 1862 
George, Hudson (I1208)
11 In 1910 William can be found in Chicago Illinois living alone in a home with 2 female lodgers. He is listed as Employer/Manufacturer of toilet supplies and the 2 females living in his home both also work at making toilet supplies, one being a "forewoman" and the other being a clerk. William is listed as still being in his first marriage, just as Mary is back in Ohio.


Cook County, Illinois, Marriages Index, 1871-1920

Name: William B. Forsyth
Age: 62
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1849
Marriage Type: Marriage
Marriage Date: 11 Nov 1911
Marriage Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Spouse Name: Edna M. Thompson
Spouse Age: 40
Spouse Gender: Female
FHL Film Number: 1030512 
Forsyth, William B. (I1143)
12 In brothers home, Mathias and Mary's home. Wagner, John (I1017)
13 In brothers home, Mathias and Mary's home. Wagner, Barbary (I1071)
14 In the 1850 Census Catherine is an 18 yr old girl living in the house of Ferdinand and Mary Amann and family. 2 yrs later Mary will die and Catherine will mary Ferdinand. Wagner, Catherine (I85)
15 In the 1860 Census Jacob is listed as being from Prussia and Elizabeth is listed as being from France.

1870 Census Jacob is listed as being from Prussia and Elizabeth is listed as being from France. 
Mentges, Jacob (I215)
16 John S. Bryan
Born in Sidney, Ohio on Nov. 9, 1916
Departed on Jan. 2, 2008 and resided in Springfield, OH.

Memorial: Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008
Cemetery: Ohio Masonic Cemetery

JOHN S. BRYAN, 91, of Springfield passed away Wednesday morning, January 2, 2008 in the Ohio Masonic Home.

He was born November 9, 1916 in Sidney, Ohio, the son of Stanley and Vida (Staley) Bryan. He graduated from Springfield High School in 1935.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Lucille (Drum) Bryan; daughters, Judy (Bill) Banks of Fairborn, Ohio and Vicki (Phil) McClurkin of Findlay, Ohio; son, John T. (Linda) Bryan of North Port, Florida; nine grandchildren; five great grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Kramer of Chicago, Illinois and Kay Taylor of Cape Coral, Florida and brother, William Bryan of Hilton Head, South Carolina.

John worked as a photoengraver at the Springfield News & Sun, Crowell Collier Publishing Company and was one of the original members of Springfield Gravure. He and his wife owned and operated John S Bryan Photographers in Springfield. After retiring, he volunteered for over 20 years as a photographer for the Ohio Masonic Home where he and his wife lived for many years. He was a member of Central United Methodist Church for over 60 years as well as a member of Anthony Masonic Lodge, Past High Priest of Shawnee Chapter, Springfield Council, Honorary Past Commander of Palestine Commandery, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Antioch Shrine, 32nd Degree Scottish Rite, Norris Chapter of Eastern Star, Elks Lodge, Kentucky Colonel, Professional Photographers of Ohio and Professional Photographers of America.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. in the Ohio Masonic Home with Reverend Howard Benson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ohio Masonic Home, Benevolent Endowment Foundation, Five Masonic Drive, Springfield, Ohio 45504. 
Bryan, John Staley (I1452)
17 Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1953

Name: Charles O Wagner
Death Date: 25 Jul 1950
Death Location: Fayette, Kentucky, USA
Age: 64
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Date: 4 Jun 1886
Birth Location: Sidney, Ohio
Father's Name: Louis F Wagner
Mother's name: Dorsey 
Wagner, Charles O. (I1058)
18 Lester, 92, 2500 N. Kuther Rd., Sidney, died at 7:45 p.m., at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community.

He was the son of Harry and Agnes (Apple) Harp. On Feb 21, 1943, he married Helen V. Pence, who preceded him in death.

Surviving are a son, Larry (Dawn), Kansas City, MO; four daughters: Pam (Gary) Allen, Charlotte Puthoff, Linda (Dave) DeVilvis, and Elaine (Dennis) Latimer, all Sidney; a sister, Doris Conrad, Sidney; thirteen grandchildren: Mindy Gies, Matt Allen, Michelle Puthoff, Michael Puthoff, Molly Scalamonti, Keri Thiel, Josh DeVelvis, Jason DeVelvis, Sara Schneider, Steven Harp, Tori Harp, Brian Latimer and Zach Latimer; and twenty-three great-grandchildren.

Deceased are two brothers: Henry and Richard; and two sisters: Ruth Elsner and Helen Lynch.

He was a machinist retiring in 1985 from Sidney Tool & Die Co. after 10 years of service. Prior to working there, he worked for over 25 years at the East Dayton Tool & Die Company. He was a master craftsman and after his retirement spent countless hours in his woodworking shop building beautiful furniture and intricate carvings for his family and friends. He was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church. He and his wife loved to square dance and would attend dances whenever they could. He was an avid fan of the Ohio State Buckeye's and the Cincinnati Bengals. He will be dearly missed by all of his family and friends.

Funeral Services will be at St. John's Lutheran Church, with Rev. Jonathan W. Schriber officiating. 
Harp, Lester (I1389)
19 Listed as L. F. Wagen in ancestry census Wagner, Louis F. (I784)
20 Lucille Bryan, 96, of Springfield, passed away on Monday, September 13, 2010 in the Ohio Masonic Home Pathways. She was born on July 18, 1914 in Harmony, Ohio the daughter of Rufus and Dora (Beavers) Drum. She graduated from Springfield High School class of 1932. She went to work for Rose Marie Candy Store in 1934 where she met her husband John S. Bryan and were married on January 16, 1938 and spent sixty-nine years together until his death in 2008. She and John were members of Central United Methodist Church for over sixty years. She served as Past President of the Women's Society, member of Omega Pi Sorority, Norris Chapter Eastern Star, Ladies of Palestine, and was Past Regional Manager of Field Enterprises (World Book). For many years Lucille and her husband operated John Bryan Photography. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law: Judy and Bill Banks of Fairborn; and Vicki and Philip McClurkin of Findlay; one son and daughter-in-law, John and Linda Bryan of Florida; six grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, and three brothers. A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, September 24, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. in the Ohio Masonic Home Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Warder Literacy Center, 137 E. High St., Springfield, OH 45502. The family is being served by the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY. Drum, Lucille (I1462)
21 Obituary - Dated May 5, 1969 - Sidney Daily News (Sidney, Ohio):

"Clarence Harp, 83, of 201 Kossuth street, one-time mayor of Sidney and Shelby County recorder, died at 6:40 p.m. Sunday at his home. He had been ill for the past six weeks, but was employed at the Shelby County garage at the time of his death.

Born in Sidney Oct. 6, 1885, he was a son of William H. and Emma Guckes Harp. He was married Oct. 19, 1905, to Maude B. Shoffner. The couple celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary last October.

Survivors are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Emma E. Osborn, at home, and Mrs. John (Kathryn) Millhoff, of Sidney; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a brother, Raymond Harp of Sidney. Four brothers preceded him in death.

Mr. Harp was active in the Democratic Party and served as president of the city council prior to taking over as mayor for one term. He served two terms as county recorder.

He belonged to the Memorial United Methodist Church where he served on the board of trustees. He also was the last charter member of that church. Mr. Harp was a member of the Sidney Elks Lodge.

Rev. Charles Adams will conduct services at 2 p.m., Wednesday at the church on North West avenue.

Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. Friends may call at the Cromes and Sons Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Tuesday until noon Wednesday when the body will be taken to the church.

The Elks lodge members will hold memorial services at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the church." 
Harp, Clarence Earl (I1377)
22 Obituary - Dated September 20, 1974 - Sidney Daily News (Sidney, Ohio):

"Mrs. Maude B. Harp, 89, 201 Kossuth St. died Wednesday at 1:15 p.m. at Wilson Memorial Hospital where she had been hospitalized since Aug. 30.

She was born Feb. 24, 1885 in Port Jefferson, daughter of David and Mary (Bennett) Schaffner.

On Oct. 19, 1905, she was married to Clarence Harp. He died May 4, 1969.

Survivors include two daughter, Mrs. Emma Osborn and Mrs. John (Kathryn) Millhoft, both of Sidney; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The last of her family, she was preceded in death by four sisters and a brother.

Mrs. Harp was a 72 year member of the Memorial United Methodist Church and the Loyal Circle Class of the church.

Services will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the church with the Rev. Richard Hash officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Cromes Funeral Home Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday until noon and at the church from 12:30 p.m. until the hour of services.

The family requests memorials be made to the Memorial United Methodist Church." 
Schaffner, Maude Belle (I1381)
23 Obituary dated May 15, 2000 - Sidney Daily News (Sidney, Ohio):

"Kathryn V. Millhoff, 78, 402 E. Russell Road, died Sunday, May 14, 2000, at 7 p.m. at the Dorothy Love Retirement Community.

She was born May 18, 1921, in Sidney, daughter of Clarence E. and Maude (Shoffner) Harp.

On Sept. 17, 1950, she and John W. Millhoff were married.

He survives with two children, Garry W. of Edinburg, Ill., and Mrs. Bruce (Brenda K.) Lillicrap of Wapakoneta; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Emma Osborn of Columbus.

Mrs. Millhoff was a member of the Russell Road Christian Center, formerly known as Memorial United Methodist Church.

A homemaker, she was formerly a payroll secretary 10 years at the Copeland Corp., leaving that position in 1952.

Services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the church with the Rev. Linphord Hall officiating. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Cromes Funeral Home Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the church." 
Harp, Catherine (I1384)
24 Obituary of Lewis Kah


Thursday, November 11, 1909. He died without having a disease, his strength gradually giving away. With God and the voice of prayer at his bedside, he fell asleep very gently in Jesus his Saviour, November 11th, a little after 10 a.m. He reached an age of 90 years, 1 month, and 113 days, and leaves to mourn his death his five daughters, 20 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, two sisters, besides many other relatives.

Lewis Kah was born in the village of Lichenau, Grand Duchy of Baden, Germany, on September 29, 1819. He was there baptized and later on confirmed as a member of the Lutheran church. His inclination and love of music showed itself then already. He was employed as an assistant teacher and gave lessons in singing and on instruments.

In the spring of 1845, he came to America with other of his friends and acquaintances and here he continued his work in music, playing with a band and leading and instructing some 25 bands from Ohio. His music took him well over the country and made him a much traveled man.

Novermber 18, 1846, he was united in marriage to Miss Salome Ludwig, the ceremony being performed in Cincinnati. This union was blessed with six daughters, of whom one has passed away a number of years ago. His faithful wife, with whom he lived over fifty-eight years, died on December 20, 1904.

Mr. Kah came to Dinsmore township in 1849, and had made than township his home until the end. August 13, 1862, he enlisted as a private at Camp Dennison in Company K, 20th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and was promoted to principal musician. This regiment belonged to the 17th corps of the Army of Tennessee, which engaged in many battles at Fort Donaldson, Tennessee, Shiloh, Siege of Jackson, and Assault on Vicksburg, etc.

Since the Columbus convention in 1854, which organized the Republican party, he was always a staunch believer of the principles of that party. Lewis Kah was one of the foremost citizens, and a public benefactor. He was a type of that German stock which seeks the elevation of the people through the channels of education and art. It is a stock which once entertaining and opinion, dares stand by that conviction single handed, irrespective of mercenary considerations.

In younger days, he was actively instrumental in developing northern parts of the county. Mr. Kah helped to found the village of Anna and was active in a number of business enterprises, stores, mills, hotels, etc. He had been identified with many enterprises in and about Anna, and was instrumental in securing the C.H.&D. depot at Anna. He was chiefly instrumental in securing the location of the German Lutheran church at Anna, and always contributed liberally to the church.

In an old brick church, five miles south of Anna, he gathered the young people and others for singing, organized and conducted a choir and regular singing socities. He served his church as an officer of the church councils in different capacities, as deacon and as elder. When the frame church in Anna was built in 1870, he was one of the building committee. He also acted as Sunday School Superintendent for a score of years.

In his old age, he passed away quietly in his pleasant home with one of his daughters and a grand daughter. As God prolonged his days far beyond the ordinary time of life, so he also gave him an abundance of the joys of old age. He was active almost to the last. He thoroughly enjoyed the life and progress about him. With his old age and cheerfulness of spirit, he was an example for others who are too ready to complain. He was always cheerful and well pleased. 
Kah, Louis Lewis (I564)
25 Ohio Military Men, 1917-18

Name: George E. Wagner
Serial Number: 1961659
Race: White
Residence: 220 S. Main St., Sidney, O.
Enlistment Division: National Army
Enlistment Location: Sidney, O.
Enlistment Date: 18 Sep 1917
Birth Place: Sidney, O.
Birth Date / Age: 21 6/12 Years
Assigns Comment: Co H 329 Infantry to 30 Dec 1917; Co C 308 Field Signal Battalion to 21 May 1918; Co H 329 Infantry to Discharge Corporal 3 Nov 1917. American Expeditionary Forces 12 June 1918 to 31 Jan 1919. Honorable discharge 15 Feb 1919.
Volume #: 18 
Wagner, George E. (I1049)
26 Ohio Soldiers in WWI, 1917-1918

Name: Floyd D. Briggs
Age: 18 Years
Race: White
Birth Date: abt 1898
Birth Location: Sidney, Ohio, USA

Enlistment Date: 19 Jun 1916
Enlistment County: Sidney
Enlistment State: Ohio
Enlistment Division: National Guard
Decorations and Awards: View image
Rank: View image
Advancement: View image
Comments: Co L 3 Infantry ONG (Co L 148 Infantry) 19 June 1918 to 30 Sept 1918. Private 19 June 1916; Cook 27 Aug 1917; Private 10 Sept 1917; Private, first class 12 Oct 1917; Corporal 1 June 1918. Meuse-Argonne; Defensive Sector. American Expeditionary Forces 22 J 
Floyd D. Briggs (I1306)
27 Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1800-1962

Name: Herman Earl Hunt
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Place: Green, Shelby, Ohio
Birth Date: 12 Feb 1877
Father's Name: Preston R. Hunt
Mother's name: Roxana Search
FHL Film Number: 562854 
Hunt, Herman Earl (I979)
28 Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1800-1962

Name: Jacob Martin Mentges
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Sidney, Shelby, Ohio
Birth Date: 14 Nov 1899
Father's Name: Fred Mentges
Mother's name: Theresa Anthony
FHL Film Number: 562855 
Mentges, Jacob Martin (I232)
29 Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1800-1962

Name: John Mentges
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Place: Clinton, Shelby, Ohio
Birth Date: 29 Sep 1871
Christening Place: Shelby, Ohio
Father's Name: Jacob Mentges
Mother's name: Elizabeth Mentges
FHL Film Number: 562854 
Mentges, John (I226)
30 Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2007

Name: Bernadi Wright
Birth Date: 1906
Gender: Female
Race: White
Residence Place: Sidney, Shelby, Ohio, United States
Death Date: 6 Mar 1974
Hospital of Death: Miami Valley Hospital
Death Place: Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, USA
Certificate: 021578
Age at Death: 68
Certifier: Physician
Marital Status: Married 
Thedieck, Bernadine M. (I205)
31 Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2007

Name: Louis F Kritzer
Birth Date: 14 Jun 1913
Birth Place: Shelby, Ohio, United States
Gender: Male
Race: White
Hispanic Origin: Not Hispanic (Latino)
Residence Place: Shelby, Ohio, United States
Residence Zip Code: 45365
Death Date: 7 Apr 2002
Death Time: 04:55 AM
Hospital of Death: Long-Term Care Facilities
Death Place: Shelby, Ohio, USA
Certificate: 034296
Age at Death: 88
Registrar's Certificate Number: 00104
Certifier: Physician
Referred to Coroner: Not Referred to Coroner
Autopsy: No Autopsy performed
Method of Disposition: Burial
Filing Date: 9 Apr 2002
Hospital Status: Other/Nursing Home
Father's Surname: Kritzer
Mother's Maiden Name: Carper
Marital Status: Married
Education: 12
Armed Forces Indicator: No
Primary Registration District: 7500 
Kritzer, Louis F. (I1102)
32 Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1932, 1938-2007

Name: Miriam T Weis
[Miriam T Thedieck]
Birth Date: 13 Sep 1906
Birth Place: Ohio, United States
Gender: Female
Race: White
Hispanic Origin: Not Hispanic (Latino)
Residence Place: Piqua, Miami, Ohio, United States
Death Date: 7 Nov 1990
Death Time: 06:30 AM
Hospital of Death: Home
Death Place: Piqua, Miami, Ohio, USA
Certificate: 085880
Age at Death: 84
Certifier: Physician
Referred to Coroner: Not Referred to Coroner
Autopsy: No Autopsy performed
Filing Date: 8 Nov 1990
Hospital Status: Other/Residence
Injury in Ohio: Yes
Type Place of Injury: Unspecified Place
Social Security Number: 275-42-5695
Father's Surname: Thedieck
Marital Status: Widowed
Education: 4 years college
Industry of Decedent: Homemaker, student, unemployed volunteer
Occupation of Decedent: Homemaker
Primary Registration District: 5501 
Thedieck, Miriam C. (I206)
33 Ohio, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center Obituary Index, 1810s-2013

Name: Mrs Inez Mary Whipp
[Mrs Wendel Whipp]
Birth Date: 10 Feb 1884
Age at Death: 31
Death Date: 16 Dec 1915
Death Place: Sidney, Ohio
Marriage Date: 1911
Parents: J H
Other Source Information: Title: Minster Obituary File; Location: Minster Historical Society; Description: A card file of obituary clippings. For copies, click here; Details: WHIPP, INEZ MARY
Notes continued: WHIPP, MRS. WENDEL
Library Link: Order Copy 
Thedieck, Inez Mary (I203)
34 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates Index, 1803-1915
Name: John Loughlin
Birth Date: 1852
Birth Place: Pennsylvania
Death Date: 25 Aug 1908
Death Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Age at Death: 56 years 10 days
Burial Date: 28 Aug 1908
Gender: Male
Race: White
Street address: 1320 W 56th St 34 Ward
Cemetery: Westminster
Marital Status: Married
Father's Birth Place: Ireland
Mother's Birth Place: Ireland
FHL Film Number: 1402963 
Loughlin, John D. (I19)
35 Pvt U S Army World War One
Enlisted 4-25-1918
Discharged 12-15-1918 
Sarver, Floyd (I1300)
36 Raymond Emerson Harp,89,600 N.Main Ave.,died Sunday at Fair Haven Shelby County Home.
Born Sept.22,1897,in Sidney,he was the son of William and Emma(Guckas)Harp.

Surviving with his the former Grace Batty,are three Daughters,Sandra Rae Osborn,Creryl Ann Jones andSusie Walkins,all of Sidney;one son Harold J.Rhodehamel of Greenville;nine grandchildren,16 Ggrandchildren and one GGgranddaughter.

One Son and five brothers are Deceased.Mr.Harp,was a 50-year member of the brick masons union,worked as a mason in Sidney for 70 years. He was a member of the Sidney Elks and the Sidney Eagles.

Services wll be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Souders Funeral Home by the Rev.Joe Pumphet.buiral will follow at Graceland Cemetery.The Family will receive friends in the funeral home Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m.The Eagles will conduct memorial service at 7 p.m with the ceremony by the Elks Scheduled to begin approximately 15 min.later.

Memorial Contribution can be made to the Ft.Lorimie Rescue Squad. 
Harp, Raymond Emerson (I1380)
37 Richard L. Harp, 72, of 415 Lunar Drive, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010, at 12:38 p.m. at the Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus.

He was born on Dec. 1, 1937, in Sidney, the son of the late Harry and Agnes (Apple) Harp.

On Oct. 1, 1983, he married Judy (Enyeart) Harp, who survives along with five children, Andrew Harp and his wife Janet of Beavercreek, Jeff Harp of Anna, Patti Kiefer and her husband Greg of Piqua, Chris Davis of Sidney, Steve Davis and his wife Lisa of Delaware; 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; one brother, Lester Harp of Sidney; and two sisters, Helen Lynch of Middletown, and Doris Conrad of Sidney.

One brother Henry Harp and one sister, Ruth Elsner preceded him in death.

Richard was a member of the Sidney Iutis Club, Sidney Moose Lodge No. 568 and a member of the First Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Harp was a materials manager at LeRoi Division of Dresser Industries, retiring in 1999.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Joe M. Hinds III officiating. Burial will be at Shelby Memory Gardens in Sidney.

The family will receive friends on Sunday from 1 until 4 p.m. at Cromes Funeral Home 302 S. Main Ave.

Memorials may be made to The First Presbyterian Church in Richard L. Harp's memory. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed to the Harp family at the funeral home's Web site, www.cromesfh 
Harp, Richard L. (I1392)
38 S/o Evan Michael and Aglain(Kardaras)Johnson

He Graduated from Sidney High School in 1933
and attented Antioch College and Bowling Green State Universty.after serving in the Army during World War II.
he returned to Sidney with his new Bride Helen (Vlahos) Johnson in 1945. Michael And Helen Have been Married 65yrs.
Michael is best known as the owner and operator of Johnson's Restaurant Which he open on Michigan Street in Sidney in 1955.He Substantially expanded to the restaurant/cafeteria in 1960,and Added Holiday Bowling Lanes next door.he sold the two businesses in 1971.After living in Michigan an California for 15yrs,Michael and Helen were happy to return to Sidney in 1994,where they lived ever since.During his years in Sidney,Michael has served as commander of the American Legion,Worthy Patron of the Eastern Stars and as a member of the Shriners,Elks, Kiwanis Club,High Twelve and the Masons,who recently honored him with him 70yr pin. In addition to his wife Michael is survived by a sister Jeannette (Johnson) Koukios
of Lansing Michigan:a beloved cousin, Mary Rubekas Leakas.
A Son Evans and his wife Ellen of San Diego Calif. a Daughter Leah And Her Husband Bob Wilcox Of Hudson Valley,N.Y. a grand-son and his wife Rob and Jessa Wilcox of New York,N.Y. and a grandson Andrew Wilcox who is serving in the Pease Corps in Paraguay. 
Johnson, Michael (I1482)
39 Sidney Daily News
Oct 16, 2014

100 years

Oct. 17, 1914

A handsome display of A.W. Knauer’s new brand of cigars, ‘The Cozy Corner Club,” is on exhibition in the show window of Christian’s Drug Store and is attracting considerable attention. The new cigar is named for the Cozy Corner Club of this city which has a clubhouse along the River road south of the city. The box lid contains a perfect picture of the club house and surroundings and is beautifully tinted and colored.
Memoirs of the Miami Valley

exerpt from pg. 484

The A. W. Knauer cigar factory is another quite extensive business, located in the building of the Standard Printing Company. 
Knauer, A. W. (I1173)
40 Social Security Death Index:
Name: Clement Partington
SSN: 293-12-3265
Born: 30 Aug 1896
Died: Aug 1965
State (Year) SSN issued: Ohio (Before 1951)
Ohio Soldiers in WWI, 1917-1918
Name: Clement S. Partington
Age: 22
Race: White
Birth Date: 30 Aug 1896
Birth Location: Shelby Co, Ohio, USA

Enlistment Date: 19 Sep 1918
Enlistment County: Sidney
Enlistment State: Ohio
Enlistment Division: National Army
Comments: Students' Army Training Corps University of Akron O to Discharge Private Honorable discharge 9 Dec 1918.
U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
Name: Clement S Partington
Birth Year: 1924
Race: White, Citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: Ohio
State of Residence: Ohio

Enlistment Date: 12 Feb 1943
Enlistment State: Ohio
Enlistment City: Columbus
Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life

Education: 4 years of high school
Civil Occupation: Semiskilled occupations in building of aircraft, n.e.c.
Marital Status: Married
Height: 68
Weight: 142 
Partington, Clement Shanley (I136)
41 The 1940 Census of Chicago has Edna as head of househole and William not in home. She is listed as still being married. Then her and William can also be found in 1940 Census of Eustis, Florida.

Annual report of the Illinois State Board of Dental Examiners (1882)

Thompson, Edna M., Chicago. D. D. S. 
Dolsen, Edna Maud (I1165)
42 The following obituary appeared in The Piqua Daily Call, Piqua, Ohio on 03 Jam 1929 at page 10:
William H. Wagner, Identified With Sidney All His Life, Is Taken.
William H. Wagner, long identified with the business, civil, social and religious life of Sidney, died on New Years Day at 1:30 o'clock at his home in that city after a long illness. In his death Sidney has suffered the loss of a useful and valuable citizen and a much beloved and highly respected man.
Mr. Wagner was born and reared in Sidney the son of Mathias and Anna Rauth Wagner. He was born on May 4, 1855 and attended the parochial and public schools of Sidney and St. Mary's College, of Dayton. He was one of the organizers of the First National Bank in 1880 and served as its president from the time of its organization until the time of his death. He also helped organize the Peoples Savings and Loan Association of Sidney, serving as its president and member of the board of directors for many years. He was president of the Sidney Telephone Company and of the Wagner Manufacturing Company from the time of its organization, a director and officer in both the Monarch Machine Tool Company and Sidney Machine Tool Company, member of the board of Trustees of the Dayton University, member of the Sidney Country club and Knights of Columbus.
He was a member of the Holy Angels church where he was tenor soloist in the choir for a number of years.
Mr. Wagner was first married to Miss Sophia Cable of Sandusky, who died in 1883. He then married Miss Ina M. Graber, of Findlay who died in 1912. His third wife was Miss Esther O. Owens, of Bluffton, who survives him.
Others of the family left to mourn are his five sons: Cable of Sidney, Dr. Mathias Wagner of Toledo, Rev. Monsignor R. M. Wagner, now studying in Rome, Italy, Alfred of Springfield, and Richard of Sidney, and Mrs. Joseph K. Wilson of Sidney. There are also ten grandchildren. One daughter, Anna Mary, and one son, William, have preceded him in death.
There are also three surviving sisters, Mrs. I. H. Thedieck and Mrs. A. A. Gerlach of Sidney, Mrs. Anton H. Webber of Chicago and two brothers, Milton M. Wagner and Louis R. Wagner, both of Sidney.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Holy Angels church, Sidney, Friday morning at 10 o'clock incharge of the Archbishop of Cincinnati, John T. McNicholas assisted by Father Fortman, pastor of Holy Angels church. Rev. Eugene Gerlach of North Star and Rev. John P. Treacy of Cleveland.
Internment at Graceland cemetery. 
Wagner, William "Willie" Henry (I785)
43 Timothy is shown in the 1860 Census, but in 1867 Elizabeth is found in the Indianapolis City directory as Widow of Timothy Loughlin. Loughlin, Timothy (I169)
44 U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989

Name: Joseph Loughlin
Residence Year: 1865
Street Address: Merrill
Residence Place: Indianapolis, Indiana
Occupation: Bricklayer
Publication Title: Indianapolis, Indiana, City Directory, 1865 
Loughlin, Joseph (I171)
45 U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946

Name: Elmer J Grisez
Birth Year: 1918
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: Ohio
State of Residence: Ohio
County or City: Shelby

Enlistment Date: 12 Feb 1941
Enlistment State: Ohio
Enlistment City: Fort Hayes Columbus
Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life

Education: Grammar school
Civil Occupation: Farm hands, general farms
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Height: 66
Weight: 148 
Grisez, Elmer J. (I874)
46 WILLIAM A. PERRY, president and general manager of the Sidney Steel Scraper Company at Sidney, O., an enterprise of large importance, backed by ample capital and officered with men of business experience and reliability, was born in Union county, Ind., November 24, 1865, and is a son of Russell Biglow and Eliza (Rider) Perry.
The father of Mr. Perry died when he was four years old and his widowed mother moved then to Hamilton, O., where, eight years later she married John Laughlin and shortly afterward the family removed to Sidney, where Mr. Laughlin became the head of the Sidney School Furniture Company. Mr. Perry was twelve years old when the family came to this city and here he completed his education and began his business career in the office of the Sidney School Furniture Company, advancing from the position of bookkeeper to be secretary and treasurer of that concern. It was a prosperous business enterprise which, on the death of Mr. Laughlin, was sold to the American School Furniture Manufacturing Company. Mr. Perry then went to New York City and for two years had charge of the collection department for that company and still further confidence was shown in his tact, and ability by the company when they commissioned him to go to Mexico and there establish a branch house. His mission to Mexico was successful, but, on account of becoming interested there in mining, one year later he resigned his position with the above named company and devoted the following three years to developing Mexican mining properties. In the meanwhile he associated himself with Julius Balke, who is now vice president of the Brunswick-Balke Company, of Chicago, Ill., in a partnership for the manufacture of school and church furniture, under the firm name of the Mexican School Furniture Company, operating in conjunction with the American School Furniture Company. Six months after starting their factory was destroyed by fire and the partners decided to return north instead of rebuilding, Mr. Balke going to Chicago and Mr. Perry to Sidney.
The Sidney Steel Scraper Company was established at Sidney many years ago by the late William Haslup and after returning to Sidney Mr. Perry identified himself with this concern, which was subsequently incorporated with a capital of $200,000. For ten years Mr. Perry served as secretary and treasurer and also as sales manager of this company, and, on-the death of Mr. Haslup, in 1912, succeeded him as president. The other officers are: Ben Strauss, vice president, and W. L. Snyder, secretary and treasurer.
Mr. Perry was married at Sidney, O., to Miss Clara Epler, who is a daughter of Thompson W. Epler, a prominent citizen. They have one son, John Perry. Fraternally Mr. Perry is a Mason and politically a republican and unquestionably is one of the reliable and conscientious citizens of the community in which his life has-been mainly spent and where his dearest interests are centered. 
Perry, William E. (I25)
47 Wilson, His wife Emma, and their son Paul are shown as living at 409 Ohio Avenue. This address appears to have 3 dwellings. The fisrt having Samuel Piper, a grocery clerk, the second is Robert Marshall, prosecuting attorney, and the 3rd dwelling has Wilson and his fam. This address appears to be around the Greatstone Residence? Carothers, Wilson (I184)
48 Wison can be found in the 1899 School Yearbook for Ohio State University. He is listed as being his first year as a Phi Delta Theta of the Ohio Zeta Chapter. Carothers, Wilson Roy (I187)