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Source: Plain Dealer - Cleveland, Ohio
Dated: Oct. 26, 1850
Death on the Plains
The St. Louis Republican gives the deaths that have been reported at Fort Laramie during the summer.  The number of names given is 262; many more deaths are said to have occurred, but not reported.  The record was kept and furnished by the officers at the Fort.  We give the names from Ohio and Indiana, contained in the Melancholy record:
Adam FAGUER, Ohio, died June 19th, at Crosing of the South Platte, of cholera, aged 21 years.
Source: Times Picayune - Louisiana
Dated: Oct. 11, 1867
The Daily Mortuary Report
The number of interments for the twenty four hours ending at 6 o'clock this morning, as reported by Dr. Dirmeyer, Secretary of the Board of Health, was 83, of which 49 were deaths from  yellow fever, 12 of other fevers, 2 of cholera, 1 of congestion of the brain, 2 stillborn, and the rest from various diseases.
     Below we append a list of the yellow fever cases, giving name, ae, place of death and nativity, when reported by the attendant physician:

     Francis HOUFTONGAL, 25, Charity Hospital, Mexico
     John TAT,
54, Charity Hospital, St. Louis
     Daniel ENTSCH, 31, Circus Street Infirmary, Berlin
     Amelia O. FOWLER, 6, Liberty street, Ireland
     Honora LONEGAN, 40 corner Claiborn and Erato, Ireland
     John MURPHY, 5, 273 Washington, New Orleans
     Daniel Fitzpatrick, 21, 135 Religious, Ireland
     E. L. Burke, 24, 34 Gasquet, Ireland
     Frank WILTS, 6 3/4, 409 St. Andrew, New Orleans
     Maria HOLMES, 23, 188 Johnson, Mississippi
     W. E. SMITH, 40 OHIO
     H. A. FULLER
, 44, 188 Johnson, Mississippi
     C. H. BURCHFIELD, 400 Bieuville, Ohio
     Jacques BLOT, 39, French Asylum, France.
     Charles L. DeBUYST, 50, 58 Trome, Belgium
     Lorenzo FRANCHIA, 26, 225 Dauphine, Italy
     Louisa DeMortie, 34, Marine Hospital, Boston
     N. BOUDRES, 30, French Asylum, France
     Basil LOUDYS, 32, Charity Hospital, England
     Peter SMITH, 38, Charity Hospital, Belgium
     Adolph RIMTOOTT, 28, Charity Hospital, Russia
     Rhody DIOGANS, 22, Charity Hospital Ireland
     Paul MARCOVICH, 27, Charity Hospital, OHIO
     Mrs. Linard BYRD
, 35, not stated, Louisiana
     Wm. G. HARRISON, Jr., 21, 270 Felicity, New Orleans
     Georgia PHILIPS, 15, 31 Villere, not stated.
     Oscar FINK, 12, 295 Common, Texas
     F. McURTRIE, 36, not stated, Pennsylvania
     Charles McGUIRE, 7, not stated, New Orleans
     L. LAFARGUE, 33, Louisiana Avenue and Chippewa, France
     Herman KRUSER, 33, 162 Clouet, Germany
     Ben KELLY, 22, corner Congress and Crepe, Philadelphia
     Peter LUSK, 42, Dauphine and Louisa, Germany
     Egerton SMITH, 28, not stated
     W. FITZSIMMONS, 39,, 761 Roman, Ireland
     Chas. CROMNEY, 26, Parish Prison, Liverpool.
     Wm. RILEY, 40, Howard and Clio, Ireland
     Egert Van SLOOTEN, 2, 45 Derbigny, New Orleans
     Mary A. GRESS, 55, 220 Bienville, Germany
     Jan. A. GLENN, 23, 30 Villere, COLUMBUS, OHIO
     H. OBERHELMAN
, 45, Krato and Magazine, Prussia
     Geo. SMITH, 4, 165 Erato, Mississippi
     Michael GARNEY, 25, Rousseau, Ireland
     Mary Johnson, 6, 303 Baroune, New Orleans
     Blaize DASTAGUE, 22, Toledauo and Bacchus, France
     Henry HAKERMAN, 25, Washington and Dryades, Germany
     Ludwig WALLER, 30, 132 Prytania, Germany
     Henry SPANETIA, 30
     Godfrey WAVER, 24, 59 Prytania, Germany

 

There are 2 Towns named Utica in Ohio.  One in Warren County and one in Licking County, Ohio.
It is not clear which one this obituary belongs go.  ~Sharon Wick

Obituary of Alpheus Brown
The Rushville Times, Thursday, December 27, 1906
PIONEER RESIDENTS DEAD
Two of Schuyler's Old Time Citizens Pass to the World Beyond.  
Sunday evening, December 23, Elder Alpheus Brown, Rushville's pioneer minister, and one of its oldest and most respected residents, passed to his reward.  A man of iron, constitution and indomitable will, he lived long and lived well.  His mind was clear and active to the last, and his closing hours were sustained by his unwavering trust in the Master whom he had served faithfully for so many years.
  About an hour before the end he began a quotation from the 23d. Psalm: "Tho I walk thru the valley of the shadow of death," he repeated, but his voice failed him, and when his daughter completed the verse-"I will fear no evil, for thou art with me"-he nodded his head and whispered, "That's what I wanted to say."  In the words of the Psalmist, surely he "will dwell in the house of the Lord forever."
  Alpheus Brown was born near Utica, Ohio, Nov. 21,1814.  When twelve years of age he was left an orphan and thrown entirely upon his own resources; but he knew how to work, and did it.  He never enjoyed the benefits of a school education, but learned to read the bible by the light of the fire-place after his hard day's labor with the axe.  His wife was his teacher.  He cut cord-wood for 37 \'bd cents a cord and split rails at 50 cents a hundred; in harvest he worked for 75 cents a day, from sun to sun, and boarded himself.
  From the age of nineteen he exhorted and preached occasionally up to the time of his ordination in the year 1845; thus he was for over sixty years an active minister of the gospel.  The greater portion of his ministry was in Missouri and in the Military Tract of Illinois.
  Mr. Brown first located in Rushville in the year 1846.  At this time he was working at the carpenter trade, and his first work was done on the old Ramsey mill, destroyed by fire a few years ago.  In those early days itinerand ministers were expected to preach for nothing and board themselves; but he was one of those sturdy pioneer ministers who were not daunted by rigorous service.
  In 1849 he received an appointment to the Christian Church at Ripley, and thru his efforts the building was erected which until recently was occupied as a place of worship by the congregation there.  From Ripley he went to Perry, Ill. and there, too, built a church, devoting all that was possible of his time and energies to the upbuilding of his Master's kingdom at that place.  For two years he preached at Lexington, Indiana, and then returned to Perry, where he engaged in the mercantile business for three years.  But his greatest delight was in the work of the Lord, and he gave up his business to accept a call to the Christian church at Louisiana, Mo.  In later years he was stationed at a number of places in Missouri and in 1876 he returned to Rushville, where he resided until his death.
  October 23, 1834, Mr. Brown was united in marriage to Miss Susan Moriarty at Mt. Gilead, Ohio.  Five children were born to this union, only one of whom survives - Mrs. Sarah Walker of Perry, Ill.  On April 11, 1844, Mr. Brown was united in marriage to Miss Mildred Snow of Lexington, Indiana, and one of the three children born to them Harvey A. Brown of Mt. Vernon, Ill., is the only one living.  Mr. Brown was married for the third time, June 28, 1849, to Miss Rhoda H. Hardy, and after fifty-two years the union of hearts was unbroken, she departing this life August 18, 1901.  Mrs. S. D. Foster is the only surviving child of this marriage and it was with her that Mr. Brown spent his remaining years.
  The funeral was conducted by Brothers M. W. Greer and M. L. Hostetter at the late residence.  A short service was also held at Bethany, where the internment took place.  The following lines were read at the funeral:
Somewhere, away in the depths of blue,
Where the stars of God eternally shine;
Where suns and systems circle true-
True to the will of the great Divine.
 
Somewhere, up in the measureless dome,
Beyond the power of the eye to see,
Is the city of Gold-Eternal Home-
Where he is waiting for you and me.
 
Waiting and watching within the gate,
Beckoning to us with loving hands,
While we in the dust and the shadows wait
The will of the One who understands.
 
He did not dread to pass the portal,
But patiently waited the chastening rod,
To call his soul to the life immortal
Where souls a-weary shall rest with God.
 
Good-by; but oh, it is not forever
We say good-by as we turn away;
We shall be rejoined, no more to sever
At the trumpet's sounding, the final day.Submitted by Daran Brown daran.brown@worldnet.att.net

** NOTE:  Mt. Gilead is in Morrow County, Ohio

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