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OBITUARIES & DEATH NOTICES
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Source:  Fulton County Tribune - Ohio
Dated: January 3, 1885
    
Ammi Richards died Dec. 23, 1884, in the 80th year.  He came to Fulton Co., in 1835.
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     Homer Southworth, aged 16 years, son of Thomas F. Southworth of Royalton Twp., died December 26, 1884
 
Source:  Fulton County Tribune - Ohio
Dated: January 17, 1885
    
John W. Skeels, aged 2 years 9 months, son of Taylor Skeels of York Township, died January 13.
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     William H. Howard, died in Adrian, Mi.  Jan. 5th.  He was the son of Robert M. Howard, who was one of the pioneer settlers of the Maumee Valley, having moved from New York State to Ft. Meigs in 1822, and in 1824, in Grand Rapids, Wood Co., where William H. was born November 14, 1829.  In 1835, the family moved to Pike Township, Fulton Co., William H. lived in Adrian in 1851, in Toledo in 1856, and back in Fulton Co. from 1858 - 1867, at which time he took his family to it, and than back to Fulton Co. in 1873.  William H. married Elsie F. Partridge at Adrian in 1852, and became the father of two daughters, Kitty and Minnie, bath deceased, and 1 son Walter H. of Adrian.  Survived by wife and brother, James W. Howard at Fulton Co.
 
Source:  Fulton County Tribune - Ohio
Dated: January 24, 1885
    
Mrs. Sarah J. Brailey, wife of Gen. Moses R. Brailey, died in Wauseon Jan. 15th; aged 63 years 8 months 8 days.  She was born Sarah Maxon May 7, 1821, in Buffalo, New York, and married M. R. Brailey, April 21, 1837, at Eden, Erie Co., N. Y.  She and her husband moved to Norwalk, Ohio, in the fall of 1837, and to Swan Creek Township., Fulton Co., in 1857.  She was the mother of 11 children, 8 of whom survive, 3 sons and 5 daughters.  Buried in Viers Cemetery.
 
Source:  Fulton County Tribune - Ohio
Dated: January 31, 1885
    
Margaret Teel, aged 85, of Liberty Center, died.
 
Source:  Fulton County Tribune - Ohio
Dated: February 7, 1885
     Charity Hannie, aged 38, died February 4th in Spring Hill.
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     Mrs. Mary Agnes McLaughlin, wife of George W. McLaughlin, late of Archbold, died Jan. 24, 1885, at her home near Blunt, Hughes Co., Dakota, aged 34 years 25 days.  Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. John McCullough of near Delta, husband and children.
 
Source:  Fulton County Tribune - Ohio
Dated: February 14, 1885
    
John Sloan, aged 84 years, died February 9th at the infirmary.
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     Mrs. Charles Wilson, died in Morenci, Jan. 31st.
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     Jacob Biddle died in Delta February 7th, aged 42 years.
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     Whitfield Tappan, aged 80 years, died in Delta February 6th.
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     W. J.  Hart died February 11th, aged 39 years.  He was born in Canada West.  Survived by wife and 3 children.
 
Source:  Fulton County Tribune - Ohio
Dated: February 21, 1885
    
Conrad Fageley of Archbold died February 19th, aged 45 years.  Survived by wife and 4 children.
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     Mrs. E. L. Hayes, wife of Gen. Edwin L. Hayes, died in Bloomfield, N. J.   She lived in Wauseon from 1853 to 1865, at which time she moved with her family to Brooklyn, N. Y.   She was the mother of a large number of children, 4 of whom survive.
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     George Stanton of Archbold died Jan. 14th, aged 54 years.  He was born in Stafford, England, and came to Archbold in 1869 or 1870, from Toledo Ohio.  Survived by 7 children.
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     David Lee, formerly of Wauseon, died at the infirmary and was buried in Wauseon Cemetery.
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     Mrs. Fred Barnes, died February 19th.
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     Resin E. Campbell was born in Washington Co., Pa., February 12, 1820, and died February 14, 1885.  His mother died when he was 9 years old, and he lived with his grandfather Zephaniah Beal until he was 14, and then with his uncle.  James Keys, near Shreve, Wayne Co., Ohio.  In Feb. 1846, he came to Fulton Co., but returned to Wayne Co. to marry Temperance Cornell, October 8, 1846, whom he brought to Fulton Co.  They became the parents of 11 children, 2 of whom died in infancy.  Five boys and four girls survive:  W. R. who married Mary Gasche; James who married Melissa Bayes; M. C. who married Miss Ditto, and Edward, J. F. and Emma who are young, unmarried and live at home.  Resin Campbell's sister, Mrs. Smith of Wayne Co., is mentioned and his brothers, James P., aged 68 years, and Z. D., aged 67 years, both of Wayne Co.  A nephew, William Campbell, of Wayne Co. is mentioned Resin is survived also by a brother in Pa., a brother in Holmes Co., and a brother in Iowa.  He was buried in Wauseon Cemetery.
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     John J. Schnall of Dover died February 19th, aged 80 years.
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     William McCutcheon, a Fulton Co. pioneer, died at Weaver Station, Darke Co. on February 14, aged 46 years.  He moved to Darke Co. 1 year ago  He was a Civil War Veteran.
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     Charles Curtis of Swanton, brother of Fred Curtis of Chesterfield and Frank Curtis  of Swanton, died February 16th, aged 72.  A daughter, Mrs. John Fansel, is mentioned.
 
Source:  Fulton County Tribune - Ohio
Dated: February 28, 1885
     At the meeting of the Fulton County Pioneers Association, the deaths of the following former members were reported R. S. Humphrey, Witfield Tappan, John J. Schnall, Moses Ayres and Reasin Campbell.
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     Ruth J. Turney
was born in Belmont Co. on April 1, 1831, and died February 18th.  On January 28, 1852,  she married Thomas Turney and became the mother of 13 children, 8 of whom survive.  Buried Wauseon.
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     Mrs. J. S. Trowbridge, aged 53 years, died in Delta, February 25th.
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     Mrs. Hannah Stryker died February 25th in Spring Hill, aged 82 years 6 months.  She had lived in Fulton Co. for 44 years.  She was the mother of Lydia Boyers, and Mrs. Dr. Ayres.
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     Mrs. Abigail Mullen
and Whitfield Tappan both died on February 6th.  They both attended the same school as children in N. J., and both came to Ohio about the same time.
 
Source:  Fulton County Tribune - Ohio
Dated: March 8, 1885
    
Mrs. Susan Hicker, died February 20th, aged 83 years.
 
Source:  Fulton County Tribune - Ohio
Dated: March 14, 1885
     Nora Jewell, daughter of George Jewell, died March 12th, aged 17 years.
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     S. Jefferson of Swan Creek died March 7, aged 70.
 
Source:  Fulton County Tribune - Ohio
Dated: March 21, 1885
    
Mrs. Murry, widow of John, died south of Wauseon, March 10th.
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     George Wright was born in Derbyshire, England, Nov. 1, 1802, and died March 14, 1885.  He came to America in 1830, and settled in Genessee Co., N. Y.   He had married Frances Jones in Wrexhand, North Wales, in 1826, and she died Dec. 10, 1828, leaving 1 son, George Wright, born April 25, 1827, and who now lives in Indianapolis, Indiana. George then married Ann Harrison at Perry, Wyoming Co., N. Y., on July 7, 1833, and settled at Mumfordsville, Livingston Co., N. Y., where he lived until 1837.  In 1837, he moved to Summit Co., Ohio, and in March, 1853, to Fulton Co.  By his last marriage, George and 4 sons and 1 daughter who survive:  T. W. Wright, born at Mumfordsville, N. Y., April 22, 1834;  J. W. Wright, born February 5, 1838; Charles Wright born in Summit Co., September 29, 1841; Robert Wright born August 9, 1849; Martha A. Wright Born August 26, 1861.
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         Theodore Munn, adopted son of Mr. and Mrs. M. D> Munn,  was born April 1, 1855, and died March 14, 1885, in Wauseon.
 
Source:  Fulton County Tribune - Ohio
Dated: April 4, 1885
     J. P. Garman died at his home 3 miles northeast of Wauseon, March 28th, at the age of 77 years 8 months 24 days.  He was the father of Jacob and John Garman.
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     Peter Wise
was born in Union Co., Pa., May 23, 1809.  He was married in Union Co. and lived there until 1834, at which time he moved to Portage Co., Ohio, and to Fulton (then Lucas Co.) around 1837.  His wife died around 1877, and he then lived with his youngest daughter, Mrs. James Schamp.
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     Dr. R. G. Emery
died March 26th.  Survived by wife and 3 sons.  He came to Ridgeville Corners around 1850.
 
Source:  Fulton County Tribune - Ohio
Dated: April 11, 1885
     Maggie Struble of Delta, died April 6th.
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     Mrs. Mary Meyer, aged 60 - 70 died at Air Line Junction, Toledo, April 6th.  She was the widow of Joseph Meyer and the mother of Herman and Augustus Meyer.  She movd to Toledo a year or so ago, after having lived in Wauseon for 27 years.  Buried in Wauseon Cemetery.
 
Source:  Fulton County Tribune - Ohio
Dated: April 18, 1885
    
Harvey McFarland, the father of Mrs. Bart Newell, died in Twinsburg, OH.
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     William Noble, veteran of the 9th Ohio Cavalry, died in Bryan.
 
Source:  Fulton County Tribune - Ohio
Dated: April 25, 1885
    
Benjamin Hershey was born in Ontario Co., N. Y., October 5, 185, and died in Fulton Township, March 31, 1885.
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     Joseph R. Runion, son of Dr. J. N. Runion of West Unity, died April 7th, aged 16.
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     Mrs. Charles Gay of Pioneer, mother of H. L. Patch, died April 10th.  Survived by husband and 8 children.
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          Jeanette Clark Steadman died April 19th.  She was born in Conandaigua N.Y., January 12, 1818, and moved to Pennsylvania, where at the age 18, she married Isaac Steadman in 1846, they moved to Dayton, Ohio and in 1862, to Wauseon.  Children:  Hattie, deceased, who married W. B. Leggett; Mecia who married Frank Smith of Wauseon, Sypha, deceased.  Mr. Steadman died in 1873.
 
Source:  Fulton County Tribune - Ohio
Dated: May 2, 1885
    
Albert, 2 year old son of J. H. and Mary Lambert Jennings, died in Cleveland.  Buried in Wauseon.
 
Source:  Fulton County Tribune - Ohio
Dated: May 16, 1885
    
John Stair died at the residence of his grandson, Hyman Stine, May 7th, aged 91 years 5 months 9 days.  He was born in Lebanon Co., Pennsylvania.  Buried at Swanton.
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     John Moore died May 8th.  He was born in Northumberland Co., Pennsylvania in 1803, moved to Summit Co.  In 1822, married in 1832, and moved to Indiana in 1841, where his first wife died in 1873, he married Mrs. Witeman of Wauseon.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

From Gospel Herald
Vol. XIII, Number 28
October 7, 1920, pg. 543
(Contributed by Norita Moss)

Mary Goldsmith Burkholder, was born near Basel, Switzerland, Jan. 14, 1846; died at the home of her daughter, Mary Roth in Fulton Co., Ohio on Sept. 7, 1920, at the age of 74 year. 7 months and 23 days.  In 1869 she was married to Joseph Goldsmith with whom she came to America in 1883.  Her first husband died Feb. 3, 1888.  To this union were born 10 children, 23 of whom preceded her in death.  Her second marriage was with Bro. Samuel Burkholder of Allen Co., Ohio, in 1897.  She lived with him in matrimony 23 years, 7 months and 21 days.
She leaves to mourn their loss, her blind husband, 7 children, 24 grandchildren, 6 step-sons and 1 step-daughter, and 3 brothers.
     Peter Goldsmith of Wauseon, Ohio, and Christian and John who are still in Switzerland.  Sister Mary united with the Amish Mennonite Church in her youth, and accepted Christ as her personal Savior, in whom she trusted, and who gave her strength to bear her lingering and painful afflictions, taking delight in His Word and comfort in His promises.
She fell peacefully asleep in the arms of her daughter Mary.  Her last words were "O my Savior come and take me home."  This she repeated three times.
And the prayers for us she prayed:
We thank God for such a mother.
Great and blessed we shall call her,
May her precepts be obeyed
--- From the children.
(See Notes #1 below)

 
From: Gospel Herald,
Volume XIII, Number 42
January 13, 1921
(Contributed by Norita Moss)

Samuel Burkholder was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, April 24, 1838, and peacefully passed away at the home of his son, Elias Burkholder, near Bluffton, Allen County, Ohio, Dec. 21, 1920; aged 82 years, 7 months and 21 days.  He united with the Mennonite Church in early life, of which he was a faithful member until his death.  He was united in marriage to Lydia Steiner, Aug. 7, 1862, and lived happily with his companion until her death on Jan. 2, 1881.  To this union were born six sons and one daughter.  He was married a second time to Mrs. Mary Goldsmith on Feb. 9, 1897.  She was a devoted companion until her death, three and one-half months ago.  The deceased is also survived by two brothers and one sister.
   Funeral services were conducted on Sunday afternoon, December 26, at the Zion Mennonite Church near Bluffton, Ohio, by Paul E. Whitmer and N. O. Blosser
(See Notes #2 below)

 
From: The Mennonite
Volume 2, Number 32
August 31, 1999 - page 17
(Contributed by Norita Moss)

Graber, Raymond, II, Archbold, Ohio, died Aug. 6,
Spouse: Mildred Liechty Graber
Parents: Eli and Nancy Goldsmith Graber (deceased).
Other survivors: Children John, Ken, Dave, Deloris Good; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren.
Funeral: Aug. 9 at Central Mennonite Church, Archbold
(See Notes #3 below)

 
From: The Mennonite
Volume 8, Number 4
February 15, 2005 - pgs. 25-27
(Contributed by Norita Moss)

Graber - Mildred M. Liechty, 91, Archbold, Ohio, died Jan. 14
Spouse: Raymond J. Graber (deceased)
Parents: Silas and Sarah Frey Liechty.
Children: John, Ken, Dave, Deloris Good; 12 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren.
Funeral: Jan. 18 at Central Mennonite Church, Archbold.
(See Notes #4 below)

 
From Gospel Herald
Vol. 77, No. 47
November 20, 1984, Pg. 826
(Contributed by Norita Moss)

Clarence C. Stuckey, son of Christian P. and Magdalena (Lugbill) Stuckey, was born at Archbold, Ohio, Feb. 7, 1900; died at Northcrest Care Center, Napoleon, Ohio, of injuries resulting from a truck accident on Oct. 20, 1984; aged 84 years.  On Mar. 15, 1934, he was married to Anna Graber, who survives.
   Also surviving are one son (Roger) and 2 grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.  He was a member of Lockport Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Oct. 23, in charge of Keith Leinbach and Jim Groeneweg; internment in Lockport Cemetery.
(See Notes #5 below)

 
From Gospel Herald
Vol. 87, No. 31
August 2, 1994

Hartman, Dorothy M. Graber, 78, Archbold, Ohio. 
Born: Nov. 18, 1915, Archbold, Ohio, to Eli and Nancy Goldsmith Graber.
Died: July 4, 1994, Toledo, Ohio.
Survivors - Children: Larry, Sharon Groves, Donna Groves; brothers and sister: Raymond, Vernon, Anna Stuckey; 6 grandchildren, one great-grandchild.
Predeceased by: DeWitt Hartman (husband).
Funeral: July 7, Central Mennonite Church, by Wilmer Hartman and Lois Hartman.
Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.
(See Notes #6 below)

 
From: Gospel Herald
Vol. 84, No. 23
June 4, 1991 - pg. 13

Hartman, DeWitt, 75, Archbold, Ohio
Born: Callum, Illinois to Emanuel and Mattie (Blosser) Hartman.
Died May 3, 1991, at home.
Survivors:  Wife, Dorothy Graber; children: Larry, Sharon Groves, Donna Groves; 6 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild; brothers and sisters: Herman, Elias, Lucie Thierry, Emma Poorman, Ruth Barnes.
Funeral: May 6, Central Mennonite Church, by Ross Goldfus and Dale Wyse.
Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.
(See Notes #7 below)

 
From: Gospel of Herald
Jan. 25, 1946
(Contributed by Norita Ross)

Graber - Nancy Emaline, daughter of Joseph and Mary Goldsmith, was born in Neiweiler, Switzerland, April 17, 1878; passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clarence Stuckey, Jan. 5, 1946; aged 67 years 8 mos. 19 days.  On Aug. 5, 1909, she was united in Marriage to Eli J. Graber, who survives.  This union was blessed with two sons (Raymond J. and Vernon F.) and two daughters (Anna Marie - Mrs. Clarence C. Stuckey and Dorothy Mae - Mrs. DeWitt Hartman), all of Archbold, Oh.
     She also leaves one brother (Jacob, Highmore, S.D.), 4 sisters (Barbara - Mrs. Serenus Ropp, Gibson, Ind.; Mrs. Mary Ross, Anna - Mrs. Ephraim Rufenacht, and Lydia, - Mrs. Simon Rufenacht, all of Archbold, Ohio), and many other relatives and friends.  Three sisters, one brother, and one grandchild preceded her in death.  She enjoyed good health until about two years ago, at which time she underwent a serious operation.  She recovered nicely, however, which she felt was in answer to her prayers.  About a year ago she underwent another operation and although successful, she never regained her health and resistance.  In youth she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church.  Her life was not without trials and disappointments, but her faith in the Lord and her fellowship with Him were always precious and sustaining.
     Funeral services were held at the Central Mennonite Church on Jan. 8 conducted by Jesse Short and Henry Wyse.  Text. Mal. 3:13 -18.
     Interment was made in the Pettisville Cemetery.
(See Notes #8 below)

 
From: Gospel Herald Week
Jan. 7, 1955
(Contributed by Norita Moss)

Graber, Eli J., son of Joseph and Rachel (Ferris) Graber, was born in Fulton Co., Ohio, near Archbold, Sept. 7, 1874; departed this life Jan. 3, 1955; aged 80 years, 3 months, 26 days. 
     On Aug. 5, 1909, he was united in marriage with Nancy Emaline Goldsmith, with whom he shared life's joys and sorrows for over 36 years.  This union was blessed with 2 sons (Raymond J., Archbold; Vernon F., Wauseon, (Ohio), 2 daughters (Anna Marie - Mrs. Clarence Stuckey and Dorothy Mae - Mrs. DeWitt Hartman, both of Archbold).
     Surviving are his 4 children and 9 grandchildren, besides many relatives and friends.  Preceding him in death are his companion, one grandchild, parents, and one sister.  He lost his mother at the age of 4 and his father when only 20 years of age.  He made his home with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Graber, and with neighbors and friends.  After the death of his wife, he made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Dewitt Hartman.  He enjoyed good health until about 2_ years ago, when he was injured in an auto accident, from which he never fully recovered.  During this time he was taken care of by his daughter, Mrs. Stuckey.  He accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Central Mennonite Church in 1908, where he remained a member until the Lord took him home.  Funeral services were held at the Central Church in charge of Jesse Short and Simon Stuckey.
(See Notes #9 below)

 
Newspaper item from
Fulton Co., Ohio
March 24, 1953
(Contributed by Norita Moss)

Emma Nofziger, (Goldsmith) daughter of the late Peter and Sophia Goldsmith, was born in Basel, Switzerland, January 31, 1882.  Died at the Memorial Hospital, Wauseon, Ohio, on March 22, 1953 at the age of 71 years, 1 month and 22 days.
     When eight years of age she came with her father to America and spent the remainder of her life in the vicinity of Archbold, Ohio.
     She was of a family of 16 children, 3 having preceded her in death.
     On December 10, 1903, she was united in marriage to Peter Roth and together they shared the joys and sorrows of life until March 29, 1925 when her husband was called to be with his Lord.
     It was in the early years of her married life when she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour, and was received as a member of the Central Mennonite church remaining a faithful member till God called her home.  This union was blessed with 7 children, Alfred of Onstead, Mich., Freman, Flossie, Mrs. Ralph Todd, Wilbur, Glen, Harvey, Velma Mrs. Ivan Weber, residing in this vicinity.
     On November 14, 1929, she was united in marriage to Jacob Nofziger having shared the blessings of life together for 8 years.  This union was broken by death on August 5, 1937.
     There preceded her in death her father and mother, husbands, two brothers and one sister.  Remaining to mourn her departure are her 7 children, 16 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 8 brothers and 4 sisters: (Louise), Mrs. Mott Hill; (Sophia) Mrs. Joe Rashley; John; Jacob; Ernst; Harry; Peter; (Arminda), Mrs. Emil Waldfogel; Jesse; Sam; Edward and (Almeda), Mrs. Alva Weber and a large host of relatives and friends.
     While her life was not without afflictions and trials, she was always seen to bear them without complaint.  She enjoyed sufficient health to be about her work keeping a home for her son Wilbur and herself, until about two days before her death when she suffered a heart attack and contracted pneumonia, which caused her death.
     She was always willing to make every sacrifice for the comfort of her family and her deep devotion and concern for the spiritual welfare of her children will always be remembered.
     We humbly submit to the Will of God who does all things well.

And still her silent ministry
Within my heart hath place,
As when on earth she walked with me,
And met me face to face.

Her life is forever mine;
What she to me ahs been
Hath left henceforth its seal and sign
Engraven deep within.

Card of Thanks
We wish to express our sincere thanks for the many acts of kindness by neighbors, friends and relatives during our bereavement.
The Family of Emma Roth Nofziger.
(See Notes #10 below)

 
From: Gospel Herald
Vol. VIII, No. 7
May 14, 1925 - pgs. 142, 143
(Contributed by Norita Moss from her family files)

Peter C. Roth, was born near Archbold, Ohio, Aug. 25, 1871 and departed this life at his home on Sunday, March 29, 1925, after a number of hears of suffering, at the age of 53 years 7 months 4 days.  He was united in marriage to Emma Goldsmith, Dec. 10, 1903.  To this union were born 7 children, 5 sons and 2 daughters.
     He leaves his sorrowing widow, 5 sons, 2 daughters, 2 sisters, and many relatives and friends.  His parents and a brother preceded him in death.  At the age of 34 years he was converted and became a member of the Amish-Mennonite Church of which he was a member until death relieved him of his suffering.  His death to us is a hard blow and the shock is severe.  His friends had no idea that death was so near.  There was no time to say farewell to those who knew him and loved him so well.  "Our aching hearts will always say, The best we had has passed away."  Funeral services were held at the Central A. M. Church on Friday, April 3, conducted by Eli Frey and S. D. Grieser.  Interment in Eckley Cemetery.
(See Notes #11 below)

 
From: Gospel Herald
Vol. XXX, No. 21 - pgs. 462, 463, 464
August 19, 1937
(Contributed by Norita Moss from her family records)

Jacob Nofziger, Jr., son of the late David and Barbara Nofziger, was born near Archbold, Ohio, Oct. 12, 1877.  After a lingering illness of 18 months with that dreadful disease (cancer), he peacefully passed away on the morning of Aug. 5, 1937; aged 59 years 9 monts, 23 days.  In 1907 he was united in marriage with Katie Roth who preceded him in death.
     On Nov. 14, 1929, he united in marriage a second time to Emma Roth.  He leaves his sorrowing wife, 7 step-children, 8 step-grandchildren, 2 brothers, 5 sisters, and a host of relatives and friends.  Bro. Nofziger was confined to his bed since Feb. 16 and at times suffered intense pain; but he bore it patiently to the end always remembering his blessed Lord who suffered so much for him.  Last November he renewed his covenant with the Lord and rejoiced that he could know that the Lord had spoken peace to his soul and often said, "He is all that I have."  "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth, yea saith the Spirit that they may rest from their labors and their works do follow them."
     Funeral services were held Sunday morning, Aug. 8, 1937 at the Central Mennonite Church in charge of S. D. Grieser and S. S. Wyse.
Texts, Job 14:15; I Thess. 4:13, 14.  Interment in Eckley Cemetery.

"Just beyond the Silent River,
Our beloved one has gone
To dwell with Christ forever
For his toil on earth is done."
(See Notes #12 below)

 
From: Unknown Newspaper
Fulton Co., Ohio
Jul. 1942
(Contributed by Norita Moss from family records)

Theophilus Riegsecker, son of Christian and Anna Riegsecker, was born near Archbold, Ohio on June 6, 1864, and died July 14, 1942 at the age of 78 years, 1 month and 18 days.
And his companion Frieda (Goldsmith) Riegsecker, only 20 hours before her husband, at the age of 63 years, 1 month, and 16 days.  On Jan. 10, 1899, they were united in marriage and this union was blessed with 8 sons, and 1 daughter.  One son Samuel and 4 grandchildren preceded them in death.  Together they leave to mourn their loss; seven sons: Harmon of Wauseon, Ohio; Lewis of Archbold, Ohio; Edward, Clarence, Benjamin, Theophilus, jr., Glen; and one daughter Carrie (Mrs. Amos Mast), all of Fayette, Ohio; 24 grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends.
     Theophilus was also preceded in death by his parents, one brother and four sisters.  He leaves one brother Christian and one sister Mary Short, both of Archbold, O.
     Frieda was also preceded in death by her parents, two half-brothers, and leaves one brother, John of Toledo, Ohio, and three sisters:  Louise (Mrs. Mott Hill) of Wauseon, Ohio; Mrs. Emma Nofziger of Archbold; Sophia (Mrs. Joseph Rashley) of Delta, Ohio; her stepmother, Mrs. Alberta Goldsmith, seven half-brothers: Jacob of Fayette, Ohio; Ernest, Harry, Peter, Jesse, Samuel, Edwards, and two half sisters: Arminda (Mrs. Amiel Waldvogel) and Almeda (Mrs. Alva Weber) all of Wauseon, Ohio.
     For some time their health had been failing, both suffering from arterial *scherodis, and only July 2, Theophilus suffered a stroke of paralysis after which he steadily declined until he passed away.
     Frieda, who was alone with her husband when he suffered the stroke, was greatly shocked, which brouht about coronary failure resulting in her death.
     Soon after their marriage they accepted Christ as their Saviour and united with the Mennonite church near Archbold, Ohio, of which they were members at the time of their death.   The family is greatly shocked and keenly feel their loss, but are confident that it is their Eternal gain.  "Parents dear, you're not forgotten, Though on Earth you are no more; Still in memory you are with us.
As you always were before
--'Neath our eyes you slowly faded
Growing day by day more frail;
Till God in his Heavenly wisdom,
Called you gently home.

Card of Thanks
The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted during the illness and bereavement of father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Riegsecker.
The Daughter and Sons.
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From: Gospel Herald
Vol. XXXV, No. 19
August 6, 1942 - pg. 399
(Contributed by Norita Moss from family records)

Riegsecker, Theophilus, son of Christian and Anna Riegssecker, was born near Archbold, O., June 6, 1853; died July 14, 1942; aged 78 years 1 month, 18 days.
His companion, Frieda, daughter of Peter and Sophia Goldsmith, was born near Basil, Switzerland, May 27, 1879; and died July 13, 1942, only 20 hours before her husband, aged 63 years, 1 month, 16 days.
     Jan. 10, 1899, they were united in marriage.  This union was blessed with 8 sons and 1 daughter.  One son (Samuel) and 4 grandchildren preceded them in death.   Together they leave 7 sons (Harmon of Wauseon, O.; Lewis of Archbold; Edward, Clarence, Benjamin, Theophilus, Jr., Glen); and 1 daughter( Mrs. Amos Mast), all of Fayette, Ohio), 24 grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends.  Theophilus was also preceded in death by his parents, 1 brother, and 4 sisters.  He leaves 1 brother (Christian) and 1 sister (Mary Short) both of Archbold.  Frieda was preceded in death by her parents, 2 half brothers, and leaves 1 brother (John of Toledo) and 3 sisters (Mrs. Mott Hill of Wauseon, Mrs. Emma Nofziger of Archbold, Mrs. Joseph Rashley of Delta), her stepmother (Mrs. Alberta Goldsmith), 7 half brothers (Jacob of Fayette, O.; Ernest, Harry, Peter, Jesse, Samuel, Edward), and 2 half sisters (Mrs. Amiel Waldvogel and Mrs. Alva Weber) all of Wauseon, O.
     For some time their health had been failing, both suffering from arteriosclerosis, and on July 2, Theophilus suffered a stroke of paralysis after which he steadily declined until he passed away.  Frieda, who was alone with her husband when he suffered the stroke, was greatly shocked, which brought about coronary failure, resulting in her death. 
     Soon after their marriage they accepted Christ as their Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church near Archbold, of which they were members at the time of her death.
     Funeral services were held at the Central Mennonite Church near Archbold conducted by Bros. Henry Wyse, E. B. Frey, and Walter Stuckey.  Text, Psa. 116:15.  Interment in Pettisville Cemetery.
(See Notes #13 below)

 
FromGospel Herald
Vol. 67, No. 6
February 5, 1974 - pg. 126
(Contributed by Norita Moss from family records)

Louis Riegsecker, son of Theophilus and Frieda (Goldsmith) Riegsecker, was born at Henry Co., Ohio, July 24, 1901; died at the home of her daughter at Stryker Ohio, Dec. 22, 1973; aged 72 years, 4 months, 28 days.  On Dec. 29, 1921, he was married to Della Stutzman, who preceded him in death on June 23, 1962.  Surviving are 7 children (Freeman, Orval, Donald, Earl, Virgie - Mrs. Stanley Aeschliman, Arlene - Mrs. Wayne E. Wyse, and Shirley - Mrs. Merle Klopfenstein), 24 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and 2 brothers (Benjamin and Clarence).  Two sons and 2 daughters (Mildred, Louis, Jr., Florence, and Dale) preceded him in death.  He was a member of the Tedrow Mennonite Church.  Funeral services held at the Central Mennonite Church on Dec. 26, in charge of Charles H. Gautsche, Roy Sauder, and Archie Graber; interment in the Pettisville Cemetery.

 
From: Gospel Herald
Vol. LV, No. 32
August 14, 1962  - pg. 726

Della Stutzman Riegsecker
Riegsecker, Della,
daughter of Mose J. and Katie (Wyse) Stutzman, was born near Archbold, Ohio, Feb. 20, 1898; died at the Detwiler Memorial Hospital, June 23, 1962; aged 64 years, 4 months, 3 days.  On Dec. 29, 1921, she was married Louis Riegsecker, who survives.  Also surviving are 4 sons and 3 daughters (Freeman, Orval, Donald, Earl, Virgie-Mrs. Stanley Aschliman, Arlene-Mrs. Wayne Wyse, and Shirley-Mrs. Myrl Klopfenstein), 16 grandchildren, one sister, Florence-Mrs. Ira B. Graber), and one brother (Roy).  Four children preceded her in death.  She was a member of the Tedrow Church.  Funeral services were held at the Central Church, June 26, in charge of Roy Sauder, Dale Wyse, and Charles Gautsche.

 
From: Gospel Herald
Vol. XXVII, No. 51
March 21, 1935 - pgs. 1090, 1091
(Contributed by Norita Moss from family records)

Reigsecker, Samuel, son of Theophilus and Frieda Riegsecker, was born in Henry Co., O., March 1, 1918; died near Fayette, Ohio, Feb. 25, 1935; aged 16 years, 11 months, 24 days.
     Several weeks ago he took sick with influenza.  Acute Bright's disease set in, but he was getting better, and was able to be about, when he had a relapse which very soon developed into double pneumonia, causing his death.  Samuel was the youngest of a family of 9 children.  He leaves his parents, 7 brothers, 1 sister, and many near relatives and friends.
     Funeral services were held at the Central A. M. Churhc, Feb. 28, by S. D. Grieser of Archbold, and L. J. Miller of Missouri.  Text, Frev. 20:12.
Interment in Pettisville Cemetery.

 
FromHerald of Truth
Vol. XVIII, No. 11
November 1881 - pgs. 197, 198
(Contributed by Norita Moss from family records)

RIEGSECKER, CHRISTIAN, Sept. 1st, in Fulton County, O., very suddenly
Christian Riegsecker, aged 78 years, 2 months and 14 days.  In the evening he retired to rest in his usual health, and before his daughter went to sleep she heard him in his room saying, "O how unwell I am," and when she came to him he could not speak and shortly after expired.  He was a brother in the Amish church, leaves a bereaved daughter.  Buried on the 3rd.  Services conducted by N. King and C. Freienberger.

 
From: Gospel Herald
Vol. XLIII, No. 9
February 28, 1950 - Pg. 214
(Contributed by Norita Moss from family records)

Mary Goldsmith Roth, daughter of Joseph and Mary Goldsmith, was born in Neuwieler, Switzerland, March 6, 1871; passed away at the home of her daughter (Mrs. Solomon Beck) Nov. 26, 1949; aged 78 years 8 months, 20 days.  At the age of twelve she came with her parents to the United States and located in the Archbold, Ohio, community, where she spent the remainder of her life.  On Feb. 14, 1895, she was united in marriage to Joseph Roth, who passed away May 26, 1908.  To this union were born one son (Aaron J., of Wauseon, Ohio) and 2 daughters ( Amanda, who died in infancy and Clara-Mrs. Solomon Beck, Archbold).  She had made her home with her daughter for twenty-two years.  In early teenage she accepted Jesus as her personal Saviour and was accepted and received into the Central Amish Mennonite Church near Archbold, remaining faithful until death.  Her faith in the Lord and her fellowship with Him sustained her through trials and disappointments.  She was devote to God and His Word and to the church and often expressed her belief in the goodness of God.  Four years ago her health began to fail and she was confined to her home.  Her husband, one daughter, one grandchild, her parents, 4 sistres, and 2 brothers predeceased her.  Surviving besides her 2 children are 7 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 3 sisters (Barbara-Mrs. Serenus Ropp, Bloomington, Ill.; Anna-Mrs. Ephraim Rufenacht, Lydia-Mrs. Simon Rufenacht, both of Archbold, Ohio), 3 stepbrothers (Menno, John, and Reuben Burkholder), and a large number of other relatives and friends.  Funeral services were held at her home and at the Central Mennonite Church Nov. 30, with Simon Stuckey, E. B. Frey, Henry Wyse, and Roy Sauder officiating.  Text: Ps. 16:11.  Interment was made in the Eckley Cemetery, Fulton Co., Ohio
(See Notes #14 below)

 
From: Gospel of Truth
June 2, 1981

Aaron J. Roth, son of Joseph and Mary (Goldsmith) Roth, was born at Wauseon, Ohio, Oct. 31, 1897; died at the home near Wauseon, Ohio, Apr. 12, 1981; aged 83 years.
     On Oct. 1, 1925, he was married to Susie Seigel, who survives.  One daughter (Shirley Mae) died in 1936.  He was a member of Tedrow Mennonite Church.
Funeral services were held at Short Funeral Home on Apr. 15, in charge of Randall Nafziger and Carl Yoder; interment in Eckley Cemetery.
(See Notes #15 below)

 
FromGospel Herald
Vol. 80, No. 10
March 10, 1987 - pgs. 173-174
(Contributed by Norita Ross from family records)

Susie J. Seigel Roth, daughter of John and Susie (Yoder) Seigel, was born in Fulton Co., Ohio, Aug. 3, 1906; died of cancer at Wauseon, Ohio, Feb. 11, 1987; aged 80 yrs.  On Oct. she was married to Aaron Roth, who died on Apr. 12, 1981.  Surviving are 2 half sisters (Jane and Blanche Seigel) and 2 stepbrothers (Frank and Louis Daniels).  She was preceded in death by one daughter (Shirley Mae).  She was a member of Tedrow Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Feb. 13, in charge of Randall K. Nafziger; interment in Eckley Cemetery.
(See Notes #16 below)

 
From: Gospel Herald
August 6, 1936
(Contributed by Norita Ross from family records)

Shirley May Roth, only child of Aaron and Susie Roth, was born near Pettisville, Ohio, March 19, 1933.  On Sunday morning, June 28, 1936, the family were about ready to leave home but went out to the barn to attend to something at the barn and the child somehow got fire to her clothes.  The parents heard her cries, found her all aflame and thus meeting her early death, passing away Sunday evening at 5 o'clock at the age of 3 years, 3 months, 9 days.  She leaves her deeply bereaved parents, who are very lonely and broken hearted through the loss of the one they loved so much because of the joy and comfort it brought to the home day by day.  Her cheery disposition endeared her to all who knew her.
    She also leaves 1 grandmother, 1 great-grandmother and other near relatives and friends.  Funeral services were held July 1 at the Central Mennonite Church, in charge of E. B. Frey assisted by S. S. Wyse.  Text, Mat. 19:14.   Burial in Eckley Cemetery.

"All is dark within our dwelling
Lonely are our hearts today,
Fort the one we loved so dearly
Hath forever passed away."
(See Notes #17 below)

 
From: Gospel Herald
Vol. XXV, No. 46
February 9, 1933 - pgs. 974, 975
(Contributed by Norita Ross from family records)

Peter Goldsmith was born in Neuweiler, Germany, Jan. 1, 1854; died Jan. 17, 1933, at his home near Wauseon, Ohio; aged 79 years 16 days.  He was united in marriage in 1876 to Sophia Seifert.  To this union were born 5 children, 1 son and 4 daughters.  His wife died in 1886 while yet in Switzerland.  The following year Bro. Goldsmith and his family of 5 children came to America and located in Archbold, Ohio, but later moved on a farm and lived there the rest of his life.  In 1891 he was married to Alberta Seifert.  To this union were born 11 children, 9 sons and 2 daughters.  He leaves to mourn his departure his sorrowing wife, 14 children, 47 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, together with a large circle of relatives and friends.  His first wife, 2 sons, and 2 great-grandchildren preceded him in death.  He united with the Mennonite Church while yet in Switzerland and when he came to Archbold, Ohio, he became a member of the Mennonite church there and remained a member until death.
     Funeral services were held at the Central A. M. church Jan. 20 in charge of S. D. Grieser, assisted by Henry Rychener.  Text, Heb. 13:14.  Burial in Eckley Cemetery.
(See Notes #18 below)

 
From: Gospel Herald
November, 1948
(Contributed by Norita Ross from family records)

Alberta Seifert Goldsmith, daughter of Rudolph and Cathrine Seifert, was born in Binningen, near Basel, Switzerland, May 5, 1871; passed away at her home, near Wauseon, Ohio, Sept. 27, 1948; aged 77 years, 4 months, 22 days.  On March 3, 1891, she was united in marriage to Peter Goldsmith, who preceded her in death on Jan. 17, 1933.  In her youth she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and united with the Reformed Church  in Switzerland.  At the age of nineteen she came to this country and transferred her membership to the Central Mennonite Church, Archbold, Ohio.  She was a hard-working mother and had her share of trials, which she met with Christian fortitude.  On Sept. 11 she suffered a heart attack and paralysis, which resulted in her death.  During her illness she gave a testimony of peace and expressed a desire to be with her Lord.  Surviving are 7 sons (Jacob, Fayette, Ohio; Ernest, Harry, Peter Jr., Jessie, Samuel, and Edward, Wauseon, Ohio), 2 daughters (Mrs. Armanda Waldfogel and Mrs. Almeda Weber of Wauseon), one stepson (John Goldsmith), 3 stepdaughters (Mrs. Louise Hill, Mrs. Emma Nofziger, and Mrs. Sofia Rasuley), 28 grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Selma Clark), and a large number of other relatives and friends.  Two sons (frank and Daniel) and one stepdaughter Mrs. Frieda Reigsecker) predeceased her.  Funeral services were held at the Central Church, in charge of Jesse J. Short and Henry Wyse. 
(See Notes #19 below)

 
FromGospel Herald
Vol. XVI, No. 12
June 21, 1923 - pg. 255
(Contributed by Norita Ross from family records)

Frank Goldsmith, son of Peter and Alberta Seibert Goldsmith, was born in Fulton Co., O., Mar. 5, 1895; died, after a sickness of 18 days, on May 27, 1923; at the age of 28 years, 2 months, 22 days.  He was united in marriage to Lydia Sauder, Jan. 9, 1918.  He leaves his sorrowing widow, 2 little children (Alberta Mae and Helen M.), his parents, 9 brothers, 6 sisters, together with many relatives and friends to mourn their loss.  Bro. Frank confessed Jesus as his personal Savior about 6 years ago and united with the Amish Mennonite Church.  He remained a faithful member until death.  Funeral services were held at the Central A. M. Church near Archbold, O., on May 30, 1923, conducted by E. L. Frey and S. D. Frieser.  Interment in Eckley cemetery.
(See Notes #20 below)

 
From: Gospel Herald
Vol. 73, No. 49
December 2, 1980 - pg. 990
(Contributed by Norita Ross from family records)

Lydia Sauder Goldsmith, daughter of Daniel and Barbara (King) Sauder, was born in Pettisville, Ohio, Jan. 7, 1893; died at Fulton County Health Center, Wauseon, Ohio, Nov. 9, 1980; aged 87 years.  On Jan. 9, 1918, she was marred to Frank Goldsmith, who died on May 27, 1923.  Surviving are one son (Harold), 2 daughters (Alberta-Mrs. Lester Stoltzfus and Helen-Mrs. Merle Klinger), 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.  She was a member of Central Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 12, in charge of Charles H. Gautsche and Keith Leinbach; interment in the Eckley Cemetery.
(See Notes #21 below)
 
From: Gospel Herald
Vol. LV, No. 41
October 16, 1962, pgs. 926, 927
(Contributed by Norita Ross from family records)

Caroline Sauder Goldsmith, daughter of Daniel and Barbara Sauder, was born at Pettisville, Ohio, May 31 1898; died of cancer at her home near Wauseon, Ohio, Sept. 1, 1962; aged 64 years, 3 months, 1 day.  On Feb. 26, 1918, she was married to Harry Goldsmith, who survives.  Also surviving are 4 daughters (Mrs. Alma Weber, Mrs. Fern Weyandt, Mrs. Zelma Castor, and Mrs. Ethel Junge), 6 sons (Harley, Ernest, Herman, Wayne, Richard, and Clarence), 30 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers, and 3 sisters.  Two brothers and 3 sisters preceded her in death.  Funeral services were held at the Pilgrim Holiness Church, Sept. 3, in charge of Rev. Powell and Roy Sauder.
(See Notes #22 below)

 
From: Gospel of Truth
June 7, 1966
(Contributed by Norita Ross from family records)

Clara Beck, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Goldsmith) Roth, was born near Wauseon, Ohio, Feb. 10, 1902; died at the Detweiler Memorial Hospital, Wauseon, May 14, 1966; aged 64 years, 3 months, 4 days.  On March 20, 1920, she was married to Solomon Beck, who died Oct. 5, 1958.
     Surviving are 5 daughters and 2 sons (Beulan-Mrs. Jesse Armstrong, Ilva-Mrs. David Bontrager, Irene-Mrs. Paul Meyer, Doris-Mrs. Roger Short, Betty-Mrs. Roland Richer, Edwin, and Richard), one brother (Aaron), 21 grandchildren, and 4 stepgrandchildren.  She was a member of the Central Church, where funeral services were held May 17, in charge of Charles H. Gautsche and Dale Wyse.
(See Notes #23 below)

 
From: Gospel of Truth
Dec. 1958
(Contributed by Norita Moss from family records)

Solomon Beck, son of John and Regina (Reigsecker) Beck; born Aug. 7, 1895, near Archbold, Ohio; died Oct. 5, 1958, following surgery at the Memorial Hospital, Wauseon, Ohio; aged 63 years, 1 month, 28 days.  Married on March 2, 1920, near Archbold to Clara Roth, who survives.  Also surviving are 7 children (Edwin, Richard, Beulah-Mrs. Jesse Armstrong, and Mrs. Ilva Stuckey, all of Archbold; Irene-Mrs. Roger Short, Fremont, Ohio), 13 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Christ, Stryker, Ohio; Henry and John of Wauseon), and 3 sisters (Ann, Arminda and Mary, all of Archbold.)  Member of the Central Church where funeral services were held Oct. 9, with Jesse J. Short and Roy Sauder officiating; interment in Pettisville Cemetery.
(See Notes #24 below)

 
From: Gospel Herald
Vol. XLVII, No. 9
March 2, 1954 - pgs. 213, 214
(Contributed by Norita Moss from family records)

Rufenacht, Anna, Daughter of Joseph and Mary Goldsmith, was born in Neuweiler, Switzerland, April 23, 1877, and immigrated to America with her parents in November, 1883.
   On October 4, 1911, she was united in marriage with Ephraim Rufenacht, residing near Archbold, Ohio, where they shared life's joy and sorrow over 42 years.  On the evening of Jan. 8, 1954, after an illness of over two years she fell asleep in Jesus at the age of 76 years, 8 months, 15 days.  This union was blessed with one daughter (Charity-Mrs. John Crossgrove, Archbold, Ohio).  She leaves to morn her departure her husband and daughter, 5 grandchildren (Ruth Ann, Ronald, Roger, Robert, and Rose Mary), 2 sisters (Mrs. Barbara Ropp, Bloomington, Ill. and Lydia-Mrs. Simon Rufenacht, of Archbold), one stepbrother (John Burkholder, Columbus Grove, Ohio), besides a host of other relatives friends.  In youth she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and united with the Central Mennonite Church, where she remained faithful to the end.  Funeral services were held at the Central Church with Jesse J. Short and Simon Stucky in charge.
(See Notes #25 below)

 
From: The Mennonite
Vol. 5, No. 21
November 5, 2002 - pgs. 24-26
(Contributed by Norita Moss from family records)

Crossgrove, Charity Rufenacht, 88, Archbold, Ohio, died Oct. 10.
Spouse: John Crossgrove (deceased).  Parents: Ephraim and Anna Goldsmith Rufenacht (both deceased).  Survivors: children Ronald, Roger, Robert, Ruth Ann McQuillin, Rose Mary Rupp; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral: Oct. 13 at Central Mennonite Church, Archbold.
(See Notes #26 below)

 
From: The Gospel Herald
September, 1962
(Contributed by Norita Moss from family records)

Crossgrove, John William, was born hear Archbold, Ohio, Aug. 10, 1915; died of a fall and suffocation while working at the Archbold Ladder Co., Sept. 3, 1962; aged 47 years, 24 days.  On Jan. 13, 1938, he was married to Charity Rufenacht, who survives.  Also surviving are 2 daughters and 3 sons (Ruth Ann-Mrs. Russell McQuillan, Rose Mary, Ronald, Roger and Robert), one brother (Orval), and 5 sisters (Florence, Mabel - Mrs. Michael Zehr, Loueen-Mrs. Allen Fetterman, Doris-Mrs. Alva Schlabach, and Mary Louise-Mrs. Everett Nafziger).  One daughter preceded him in death.  He was a member of the Central Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 6, in charge of Charles H. Gautsche and Dale Wyse.
(See Notes #27 below)
 
FromGospel Herald
Vol. 68, No. 28
July 22, 1975 - pg. 522
(Contributed by Norita Moss from family records)

Crossgrove, John Roger, son of Roger and Mabel Ann (Schrock) Crossgrove, was born at Wauseon, Ohio, Aug. 5, 1974; died at Toledo Hospital on June 21, 1974; aged 10 months.  Surviving are his parents, one sister (Jill), maternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Cletus Schrock), and paternal grandmother (Mrs. Charity Crossgrove). 
   Funeral services were held at the Central Mennonite Church on June 24, in charge of Charles H. Gautsche; interment in Pettisville Cemetery.
(See Notes #28 below)

 
From: The Mennonite
Vol. 7, No. 18 - pgs. 26-27
Sept. 21, 2004
(Contributed by Norita Moss from family records)

Weyandt, Fern E. Goldsmith, 83, Archbold, Ohio, died Aug. 20. 
Spouse: Harold Weyandt (deceased). 
Parents: Harry and Caroline Sauder Goldsmith
Children: Elaine, Sandra Schnare, Jim; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
Funeral: Aug. 23 at Central Mennonite Church, Archbold.

 
FromGospel Herald
Vol. 86, No. 3 - pgs. 14, 15
Jan. 19, 1993
(Contributed by Norita Moss from family records)

Weyandt, Harold E., 74, Archbold, Ohio
Born: March 12, 1918, Altoona, Pa. to Clarence C. and Marie (Clifford) Weyandt.
Died: Dec. 23, 1992, Archbold, Ohio of a heart attack.
Survivors - Wife, Elaine E. (Goldsmith) Weyandt; Children, Elaine, Sandra Schnare, James; Sisters, Jean, Mary DeArmitt; 4 grandchildren.
Funeral: Dec. 27, Central Mennonite Church, by Charles Gautsche and Wayne Goldsmith
Burial: Pettisville Cemetery

 
(See Notes #29 below)
 
(See Notes #30 below)
 

NOTES:
#1 Notes from Norita Moss:
Joseph Goldsmith and Mary (Mary) Goldsmith were 3rd cousins through the Goldsmith/Goldschmit family line.
Name: Maria (Mary) Lydia Goldsmith
Birth: 14 Jan. 1846, Alschwil, Canton Basle, Switzerland
Death: 7 Sep. 1920, Pettisville, Fulton Co., Ohio
Burial: Eckley Cemetery, Fulton Co., Ohio
Father: John (Johannes) Goldsmith, b. 8 May 1815 in Munchenstein, BL, CH, Switzerland
Mother: Barbara Klopfenstein, b. 13 Jun. 1810, Pleigne, JU, CH, Switzerland

Marriage 1: Joseph Goldsmith, b. 16 Nov. 1841, Alschwil Canton Basle, Switzerland on 26 Jan. 1869, Alschwil Canton Basle, Switzerland.
Children.
Marriage #2: Samuel Burkholder, b. 24 Apr. 1838, Wayne Co., Ohio.
Married on 9 Feb. 1897, Fulton Co., Ohio
*Note Sources: Allen County Ohio 1910 Census Miracode Index extracted from Ancestry.com.

#2 Notes from Norita Moss:
Samuel Burkholder
  72 W b. Ohio - Allen, Beaver Dam - Head of Household
Wife: Mary  64 b. Germany
Son: Samuel W 33 b. Ohio
Daughter: Lydia 23 b. Ohio
This shows Mary Goldsmith was married and living with Samuel Burkholder in 1910.  Several researchers have said they did not live together after Samuel became blind, but what I understood from my mother was her grandmother Mary became ill in about 1919 or so and moved home with her daughters in Fulton County, Ohio.
Lydia was her daughter by my great-grandfather Joseph Goldsmith was his son by his first wife.
#3 - Notes from Norita Moss:
Raymond Graber
Birth: Oct. 1910, Fulton Co., Ohio
Death: 6 Aug. 1999, Archbold, Fulton Co., Ohio
Mother: Nancy Emmaline Goldsmith, b. 17 Apr. 1878, Neiweiler, Basle, Switzerland
Marriage 1: Mildred Liechty.
#4 - Notes from Norita Moss:
Name: Mildred M. Liechty
Birth: ca 1914, Fulton Co., Ohio
Death: 14 Jan. 2005, Archbold, Ohio
Parents: Silas Leichty
Sarah Frey
#5 - Notes from Norita Moss:
Name:  Clarence C. Stuckey
Birth: 7 Feb. 1900, Archbold, Ohio
Death: 20 Oct. 1984, Northcrest Care Center, Napoleon, Ohio
Burial: Lockport Cemetery, Henry Co., Ohio
Married: Anna Marie Graber on 15 Mar. 1934, Fulton Co., Ohio
Parents: Christian P. Stuckey & Magdalena Lugbill
#6 - Notes from Norita Moss:
Name: Dorothy M. Graber
Birth: 18 Nov. 1915, Archbold, Fulton Co., Ohio
Death: 4 Jul. 1994, Toledo, Ohio
Burial: Pettisville Cemetery, Fulton Co., Ohio
Father: Eli J. Graber, b. 7 Sep. 1874, Archbold, Fulton Co., Ohio
Mother: Nancy Emmaline Goldsmith, b. 17 Apr. 1878, Neiweiler, Basle, Switzerland
Marriage 1: Dewitt Hartman, b. 6 Sep. 1915, Callum, Illinois
Children:
 - Living Hartman
 - Living Hartman
 - Living Hartman
#7 - Notes from Norita Moss:
Name: DeWitt Hartman
Sex: M
Birth: 6 Sep. 1915, Callum, Illinois
Death: 3 May 1991, Archbold, Fulton Co., Ohio
Burial: May 6, 1991, Pettisville Cemetery, Fulton Co., Ohio
Parents: Emanuel Hartman and Mattie Blosser
#8 - Notes from Norita Moss:
Name:  Nancy Emmaline Goldsmith
Birth: 17 Apr. 1878, Neiweiler, Basle, Switzerland
Death: 5 Jan. 1946 in Pettisville, Fulton Co., Ohio
Burial: Pettisville Cemetery, Fulton Co., Ohio
Father: Joseph Goldsmith, b. 16 Nov. 1841 in Alschwil Canton Basle, Switzerland.
Mother: Maria (Mary) Lydia Goldsmith, b. 14 Jan.1846 in Alschwil Canton Basle, Switzerland
Marriage #1: Eli J. Graber, b. 7 Sep. 1874 in Archbold, Fulton Co., Ohio
Married: 5 Aug. 1909 in Fulton Co., Ohio
Children:
 - Raymond J. Graber, b. 7 Oct. 1910 in Fulton Co., Ohio
 - Anna Mae Graber
 - Vernon Graber, b. in Fulton Co., Ohio
 - Dorothy M. Graber, b. 18 Nov. 1915 in Archbold, Fulton Co., Ohio
#9 - Notes from Norita Moss:
Name:  Eli J. Graber
Birth: 7 Sep. 1874 in Archbold, Fulton Co., Ohio
Death: 3 Jan. 1955 in Fulton Co., Ohio
Burial: Pettisville Cemetery, Fulton Co., Ohio
Father: Joseph Graber
Mother: Rachel Ferris
Marriage #1 - Nancy Emmaline Goldsmith, b. 17 Apr. 1878 in Neiweiler, Basle, Switzerland.
Married on 5 Aug. 1909 in Fulton Co., Ohio
Children:
 - Raymond J. Graber, b. 7 Oct. 1910 in Fulton Co., Ohio
 - Anna Mae Graber
 - Vernon Graber, b. in Fulton Co., Ohio
 - Dorothy M. Graber, b. 18 Nov. 1915 in Archbold, Fulton Co., Ohio
#10 - Notes from Norita Moss:
Name:  Emma Goldsmith
Birth: 31 Jan. 1882 in Basel, Switzerland
Death: 22 March, 1953 at the Memorial Hospital, Wauseon, Fulton Co., Ohio
Burial: in Fulton Co., OH
Father: Peter Goldsmith, b. 1 Jan. 1854 in Alschwil Canton (Neuwiler?) Basle, Switzerland
Mother: Sophia Seifert
1st Marriage: 10 December, 1903 to Peter Roth. b. ca 1880, died March 29, 1925
2nd Marriage: 14 November 1929 in Fulton Co., Ohio to Jacob Nofziger, b. ca 1880, died 5 Aug. 1937 in Fulton Co., OH
#11 - Notes from Norita Moss:
Name:  Peter Roth
Birth: Aug. 25, 1871 in Archbold, Ohio
Death: 29 Mar. 1925 in Archbold, Ohio
Burial: Eckley Cemetery, Fulton Co., Ohio
#12 - Notes from Norita Moss:
Name:  Jacob Nofziger, Jr.
Birth: 12 Oct. 1877 in Archbold, Fulton County, Ohio
Death: 5 Aug. 1937 in Fulton Co., Ohio
Father: David Nofziger
Mother: Barbara
#13 - Notes from Norita Moss:
Name:  Frieda GOLDSMITH
Birth: 27 May 1879 in Basel, Switzerland
Death: 13 Jul. 1942 in Fulton Co., Ohio
Father: Peter Goldsmith, b. 1 Jan. 1854 in Alschwil Canton (Neuwiler?) Basle, Switzerland.
Mother: Sophia Seifert
Marriage #1 - Theophilus Riegsecker, b. Jun. 1864 in Archbold, Fulton Co., Ohio

Name: Theophilus Riegsecker
Birth: 6 Jun. 1853 in Archbold, Fulton Co., Ohio
Death: 14 Jul. 1942 in Fulton Co., Ohio
Father: Christian Riegesecker
Mother: Anna
#14 - Notes from Norita Moss:
On Mary Goldsmith Roth:  I have two different birthplaces for her I believe Neuwiler Switzerland in Germany, the other record notes I have say she was born in Alschwile, Canton of Basle Switzerland.  They all agree she was born near Basle (Basel) Switzerland.
Name:  Mary Goldsmith
Birth: 6 Mar. 1871 in Alshwil Canton Basle, Switzerland
Death: 26 Nov. 1949 in Fulton Co., Ohio
Married: Joseph Roth on 14 Feb. 1895 in Fulton Co., Ohio
Father: Joseph Goldsmith, b. 16 Nov. 1841 in Alschwil Canton Basle, Switzerland
Mother: Maria (Mary) Lydia Goldsmith, b. 14 Jan. 1846 in Alschwil Canton Basle, Switzerland

Husband's Name: Joseph Roth
Birth: 1851 in Fulton Co., Ohio
Death: 26 May 1908
Burial: Eckley Cemetery, Fulton, Ohio

Father: Nicholas Roth
Mother: Barbara Wyse

Marriage 1: Mary Goldsmith, b. 6 Mar. 1871 in Alschwil Canton Basle, Switzerland
Children:
 - Aaron J. Roth, b. 31 Oct. 1897 in Wauseon, Fulton Co., Ohio
 - Amanda Roth
 - Clara Roth, b. 10 Feb. 1902 i Wauseon, Fulton Co., Ohio

#15 - Notes from Norita Moss:
Name:  Aaron J. Roth
Birth: 31 Oct. 1897 in Wauseon, Fulton Co., Ohio
Death: 12 Apr. 1981 in Wauseon, Fulton Co., Ohio
Burial: Eckley Cemetery, Fulton Co., Ohio
Father: Joseph Roth, b. 1851 in Fulton Co., Ohio
Mother: Mary Goldsmith, b. 6 Mar. 1871 in Alschwil Canton Basle, Switzerland
Marriage 1: Susie Siegel, b. 3 Aug. 1906 in Fulton Co., Ohio
Married: 1 Oct. 1925 in Fulton Co., Ohio
Children:
 - Shirley Mae Roth, b. 19 Mar. 1933 in Pettisville, Fulton Co., Ohio
#16 - Notes from Norita Moss:
Name: Susie J. Siegel
Birth: 3 Aug. 1906 in Fulton Co., Ohio
Death: 11 Feb. 1987 in Wauseon, Fulton Co., Ohio
Burial: Eckley Cemetery, Fulton Co., Ohio
Father: John Siegel
Mother: Susie Yoder
#17 - Notes from Norita Moss:
Name:  Shirley Mae Roth
Birth: 19 Mar. 1933 in Pettisville, Fulton Co., Ohio
Death: 28 Jun. 1936 in Fulton Co., Ohio
Burial: Eckley Cemetery, Fulton Co., Ohio
Father: Aaron J. Roth, b. 31 Oct. 1897 in Wauseon, Fulton Co., Ohio
Mother: Susie Siegel, b. 3 Aug. 1906 in Fulton Co., Ohio
#18 - Notes from Norita Moss:
Peter Goldsmith came to the United States with his family in 1886.  I believe he may have been born in Alschwil Canton but his obit reads Neuwiler, Germany.  I have found that most of these families were sponsored by their families within the Mennonite Church.  I believe that Jacob Ropp or one of his family members helped them come to the USA.  Family name was Goldschmidt I will use Goldsmith as that is what he was buried under and that is on his death certificate.

Name:  Peter Goldsmith
Birth: 1 Jan. 1854 in Alschwil Canton (Neuwiler?) Basle Switzerland
Death: 17 Jan. 1933 in Wasueon, Fulton Co., Ohio
Burial: Eckley Cemetery, Fulton Co., Ohio
Father: John (Johannes) Goldsmith, b. 8 May 1815 in Munchenstein, BL, CH Switzerland
Mother: Barbara Klopfenstein, b. 13 Jun. 1810 in Pleigne, JU, CH, Switzerland
Marriage 1: Sophia Seifert
Married: 1876
Children:
 - Jacob Goldsmith
 - Ernest Goldsmith
 - Harry Goldsmith
 - Peter Goldsmith, Jr.
 - Jessie Goldsmith
 - Samuel Goldsmith
 - Edward Goldsmith
 - Louise Goldsmith
 - Emma Goldsmith, b. 31 Jan. 1882 in Basel, Switzerland
 - Sofia Goldsmith
 - Frank Goldsmith
 - Daniel Goldsmith
 - Frieda Goldsmith, b. 27 May 1879 in Basel, Switzerland
Marriage 2: Alberta Siefert, b. 5 May 1871 in Binningen Basel, Switzerland
Married: 3 Mar. 1891 in Fulton Co., Ohio
Children:
 - Frank Goldsmith, b. Mar. 1895 in Fulton Co., Ohio
 - Daughter Goldsmith
 - Daughter Goldsmith
 - Daughter Goldsmith
 - Daughter Goldsmith

#19 - Notes from Norita Moss:
Name:  Alberta Siefert
Birth: 5 May 1871 in Binningen Basel, Switzerland
Death: 27 Sep. 1948 in Fulton Co., Ohio
Father: Rudolph Siefert
Mother: Catherine (unknown)
#20 - Notes from Norita Moss:
Name:  Frank Goldsmith
Sex: M
Birth: 5 Mar. 1895 in Fulton Co., Ohio
Death: 27 May 1923 in Fulton Co., Ohio
Burial: Eckley Cemetery, Fulton Co., Ohio
Father: Peter Goldsmith, b. 1 Jan. 1854 in Alschwil Canton (Neuwiler?) Basle Switzerland
Mother: Alberta Siefert, b. 5 May 1871 in Binningen Basel, Switzerland
Marriage #1: Lydia Sauder
Married #1 on 9 Jan. 1918 in Fulton Co., Ohio
Children:
 - Alberta May Goldsmith
 - Helen M. Goldsmith
#21 - Notes from Norita Moss:
Name:  Lydia Sauder
Birth: 7 Jan. 1893 in Pettisville, Ohio
Death: 9 Nov. 1980 at Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon, Fulton Co., Ohio
Burial: Eckley Cemetery, Fulton County, Ohio
Father: Daniel Sauder
Mother: Barbara King
Married: 9 Jan. 1918 to Frank Goldsmith
#22 - Notes from Norita Moss:
Name: Caroline Sauder
Birth: 31 May 1898 in Pettisville, Fulton Co., Ohio
Death: 1 Sep. 1962 in Wauseon, Ohio
Father: Daniel Sauder
Mother: Barbara King
Married: 26 Feb. 1918 to Harry Goldsmith
#23 Notes from Norita Moss:
Name: Clara Roth
Birth: 10 Feb. 1902 in Wauseon, Fulton Co., Ohio
Death: 14 May 1966 in Wauseon, Fulton Co., Ohio
Burial: Eckley Cemetery, Fulton Co., Ohio
Father: Joseph Roth, b. 1851 in Fulton Co., Ohio
Mother: Mary Goldsmith, b. 6 Mar. 1871 in Alschwil Canton Basle, Switzerland
Marriage: Solomon Beck, b. 7 Aug. 1895 in Fulton Co., Ohio
Married on 20 June 1920 in Fulton Co., Ohio
Children:
 - Edwin Beck
 - Richard Beck
 - Buelah Beck
 - Irene Beck
 - Doris Beck
 - Ivla Beck
 - Betty Beck
#24 Name: Solomon Beck
Birth: 7 Aug. 1895 in Fulton Co., Ohio
Death: 5 Oct. 1958
Father: John G. Beck
Mother: Regina Reigsecker
Marriage 1: Clara Roth, b. 10 Feb. 1902 in Wauseon, Fulton Co., Ohio
Married on 20 Jun. 1920 in Fulton Co., Ohio
#25 Notes from Norita Moss:
Notes for Anna Goldsmith - I have notes saying she was born in both places as her sister Mary Neuwieler in Ashchwil Switzerland.  We know she was born near Basle (Basel) Switzerland.
ALSO:
Name: Anna Goldsmith
Birth: 23 Apr. 1876 in Alschwil Canton Basle, Switzerland
Death: 8 Jan. 1954 in Fulton Co., Ohio
Burial: Pettisville Cemetery, Fulton Co., Ohio
Father: Joseph Goldsmith, b. 16 Nov. 1841 in Alschwil Canton Basle, Switzerland
Mother: Maria (Mary) Lydia Goldsmith, b. 14 Jan. 1846 in Alschwil Canton Basle Switzerland
Marriage 1: Ephriam Rufenacht, b. 1872
Married: 4 Oct. 1911 in Archbold, Fulton Co., Ohio
Children:
 - Charity Rufenacht, b. 13 Jan. 1914 in Fulton Co., Ohio
#26 Notes from Norita Moss:
Name:  Charity Rufenacht
Birth: 13 Jan. 1914 in Fulton Co., Ohio
Death: 10 Oct. 2002 in Fulton Co., Ohio
Burial: Eckley Cemetery, Fulton Co., Ohio
Father: Ephraim Rufenacht, b. 1872
Mother: Anna Goldsmith, b. 23 Apr. 1876 in Alschwil Canton Basle, Switzerland
Marriage 1: John William Crossgrove, b. 10 Aug. 1915 in Fulton Co., Ohio
Children:
 - Living Crossgrove
 - Living Crossgrove
 - Living Crossgrove
 - Living Crossgrove
 - Living Crossgrove
 - Rachel Sue Crossgrove, b. 5 Jul. 1945 in Fulton Co., Ohio
#27 Notes from Norita Moss:
Name: John William Crossgrove
Birth: 10 Aug. 1915 in Fulton Co., Ohio
Death: 1962 in Fulton Co., Ohio
Burial: Eckley Cemetery, Fulton Co., Ohio
Father: Jacob T. Crossgrove, b. 15 Apr. 1895 in Near Lewistown, PA
Mother: Edna B. Wyse, b. 11 Oct. 1894 in Elmira, Ohio
Married:  Jan. 13, 1938 to Charity Rufenacht in Fulton Co., Ohio
#28 Notes from Norita Moss:
Name: John Roger Crossgrove
Birth: 5 Aug. 1974 in Wauseon, Ohio
Death: 21 Jun. 1975 in Toledo, Ohio
Burial: Pettisville Cemetery, Fulton Co., Ohio
Father: Roger Crossgrove
Mother: Mabel Ann Schrock
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