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OBITUARIES

*Bolin, Clifford W.
*Chambers, Elmer
*Chambers, Jeremiah M.
*Chambers, Jerry
*Chambers, Margaret E.
*Chambers, Nettie Brown
  *Davis, Sarah A. Barker
*Deal, Fleet
*Ellis, Edith M.
*Holland, John W.
*Luedeke, Dorothy M. Bocknecht
*Short, George A.
*Siegel, Irena A Somer
 

From unknown newspaper:
(Contributed by Norita Moss)

Elmer Chambers, Ft. Loramie, Shelby County, Ohio News, Feb. 8, 1954
Requiem High Mass for Emer Chambers, 64, an employee of the Ohio State Division of Parks will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday in St. Michael's Catholic Church, Ft. Loramie.  The Rev. Paul Ratterman will be celebrant and burial will be in the New Bremen Cemetery.  Mr. Chambers died at 10:20 p.m. Saturday in his home after an illness of three months.  Surviving are his widow, Garnet three sons, Roy, Indian River, Mich.; Orville Minster and Russel, Lima; four daughters, Mrs. Alice Musser, Rout 5, Lima; Mrs. Evelyn Connor, Germantown; Mrs. Bernice Paulus, Houston, Ohio; Jane Ann at home; two step-sons Nelson Saughneder, Muncie, Ind.; Charles Saughneder in the U.S. Air Force; three sisters, Mrs. Grace Shepherd, Mrs. Nora Shepherd, and Mrs. Hazel Wires,, all of Lima; and a half-brother, Frank Inman in Texas. 
     The body will remain in the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minister, where friends may call after 6 p.m.
(See Note #1 below)

Unknown Newspaper
Shelby County, Ohio
December, 1936

Nettie Brown Chambers, daughter of Lowery and Katherine Brown was born 30, November 1870 in Van Wert County, Ohio and departed this life in Ft. Loramie, Ohio, at the age of 66 years and 2 days (2 Dec. 1936).  She was united in marriage to Harry Chambers of Ft. Loramie, Ohio on 15 Oct.ber, 1898.  To this union was born two children, Marion Chambers and of Ft. Loramie, Ohio and Maud Bocknight, deceased.  A granddaughter Dorothy Ludeke made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Chambers from birth.  Mrs. Chambers is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Strong and Mrs. Stout of Pleasant Hill, Ohio.
     In early life she attended the German Reform Church of Ft. Loramie, Ohio
(See Note #2 below)

From: Shelby County Democrat
Fort Lormia News Column
October 12, 1934

Jerry Chambers passed away at the home of his daughter Mrs. Hazel Brown, at Lima, Saturday about 4:00 p.m.  He was 88 years old and well known around here.
     He had been seriously ill about three weeks but poorly for several months.  In the early part of his life, he was the owner of Short's Landing for forth years after which George Short was the owner.
    He is survived by three daughters in Lima, Mrs. Hazel Brown, Mrs. Grace Shepherd, and Mrs. Nora Shepherd, Elmer Chambers, Harvey Chambers, and Mrs. Hazel Brown, Mrs. Grace Shepherd, and Mrs. Nora Shepherd, Elmer Chambers, Harvey Chambers, and Mrs. Emma Viola Short.  Funeral services were held at 2:00 o'clock at the house with interment at New Breman Tuesday afternoon.
(Contributed By Mike Shepherd and Norita Shepherd Moss, great-grandchildren of Jeremiah Chambers from their own family records.)
(See Notes#3 below)

From: The Sidney Daily News
Tuesday, October 9, 1934

Funeral Rites Held For Aged County Farmer, Jeremiah Chambers Buried at New Breman Died Saturday Afternoon
Funeral services for Jeremiah Chambers, 88 retired farmer of Loramie township and former manager of Short's Landing were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock from the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Short at Short's Landing, Ft. Loramie.  Burial was made in the New Bremen Cemetery.
     The aged man died Saturday afternoon about 4:00 o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. F. E. Brown on the Findlay Road, Lima after an illness of three weeks.
     A greater part or his life was spent as a farmer in the Ft. Loramie community, but he was probably best known as the manager of the present Short's Landing which he conducted for about forty years.  Following his retirement, it was taken over by his son in law George Short.  He was a great fisherman and sportsman and was a member of the Ft. Loramie Borrowed Time Club.
     His death occurred while he was enjoying a visit of several weeks at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Brown and with another daughter in Lima, Mrs. Grace Shepherd.
     The surviving children are four daughters and two sons, Mrs. George Short, Ft. Loramie; Mrs. Jesse Shepherd; Mrs. F. E. Brown; Mrs. Cary Shepherd, Lima; Elmer and Harry Chambers of Ft. Loramie; Many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

From: Lima News
October 8, 1934

Jeremiah M. Chambers, April 6, 1846 - October 6, 1934, Ft. Loramie, Oct. 8 - Jeremiah Chambers, 88, a retired farmer, died Monday morning at the home of a daughter Mrs. F. Earl Brown, Findlay Rd., after an illness of three weeks.  Three other daughters and two sons survive.  They are Mrs. George Short of Ft. Loramie, Mrs. Jess hepherd, of Findlay Rd., Mrs. Carrie (Cary) Shepherd of Lima; Elmer and Harry Chambers of Ft. Loramie.  Chambers was born in Shelby County and at the time of his death was visiting his daughter here (Lima).  He was a member of the Borrowed Time Club.  Funeral services have not been arranged.
(Contributed by Norita Moss as transcribed for her family records as abstracted from Ancestry.com)
(See Notes #4 below)

St. Marys Evening Leader : Wed Jan 31 , 2001
IRENA A. SOMER SIEGEL

Irena A. Siegel, 96, formerly of Newport, died at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at her residence in Fort Loramie.
She was born Aug. 5, 1904, in Minster, the daughter of Henry and Mary (Fleckenstein) Sommer. On Nov. 15, 1921, she married Frank J. Siegel, who died Dec. 8, 1966.
Survivors include four daughters, Barbara (Ralph) BROWN of Lakeview, Geraldine (John) PERMENTER of Troy, Carol STREIB of Versailles and Judy (John) HOLTVOGT of Fort Loramie; a son, Thomas (Norma) Siegel of Newport; a sister, Clara FADER of Dayton; two daughters- in-law, Hilda Siegel of Fort Loramie and Barbara Siegel of Piqua; a son-in-law,
Melvin BERGMAN of Newport; 32 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two daughters, two sons, a brother, four sisters, and six grandchildren.
Mrs. Siegel was a cook at Earls Island Restaurant in Lake Loramie for 28 years. She was one of the original organizers of the Fort Loramie High School Band. She was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Newport, the Knights of St. John Auxiliary and Rosary and the Alter Sodality of the church.
A mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with the Rev. Steven Shoup officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 to 10 a.m Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Minster. Memorials may be directed to the Fort Loramie Rescue Squad.
(Contributed by Norita Moss)
(See Notes #4 below)

Celina Daily Standard : July 3, 2001
DOROTHY M. BOCKNECHT LUEDEKE

Former New Bremen resident Dorothy M. Luedeke, 92, died at 5:45 p.m. July 3 at Celina Manor Nursing Home. She was born June 12, 1909, in Fort Loramie, to William and Maude (Chambers) Bouknecht. On April 27, 1929, she married Ray W. Luedeke who died Sept. 22, 1994. Survivors are a son and his wife, Ben and Gundi of Montezuma; two daughters, Virgene MOHRMAN, Wapakoneta, and Betty BELTON, Celina; a half-brother, Harold Bouknecht of Ala.; 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and two great-great- grandchildren. Deceased are a son, Cliff, a granddaughter, Betty, two great- grandsons and a half-brother, Robert Bouknecht.  She was a homemaker and retired from Crown Equipment Corp., New Bremen. She was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ, New Bremen. Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Stephen Wills officiating. Burial is at German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen. Calling is 6-9 p.m. Friday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home,
New Bremen, and 9:30 a.m. until time of services Saturday at the church.
Contributions can be made to the church memorial fund.
(Contributed by Norita Moss)

Dayton Newspaper

Sarah A. Barker Davis
Died: Friday, November 29, 2002
Age: 90
Sarah A. Davis, 90, 8001 Dayton-Springfield Road, Fairborn, formerly of Sidney, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2002, at 8:40 p.m. at Day Springs Nursing Home in Fairborn.
She was born Dec. 8, 1911, in Sidney, the daughter of Sylvester Barker and Bertha (Chambers) Barker.
In 1943 she married Richard W. Davis. He died June 14, 1993.
She is survived by a son, Richard Davis Jr. of Dayton; three grandchildren; four brothers, Leonard Barker and Marcellus Barker, both of Sidney, Robert L. Barker of St. James City, Fla. and William R. Barker of Troy; and two sisters, Marcella Detrick of Sidney and Georgia Liller of Rio Verde, Ariz.
Mrs. Davis was a retired employee of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. She was administrative assistant to the commander of the 4950th Avionics Maintenance Squadron, retiring in 1982 after 16 years at the base. She was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. She attended St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Fairborn.
Services are set for Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Cromes Funeral Home, with the Rev. Chris Heckaman officiating. Burial will follow in Graceland Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from noon until the time of service.
Condolences may be sent by e-mail to: cromesfh@bright.net
(Contributed by Norita Moss)

Lima News
( Lima, Ohio )
April 2, 1934

(Contributed by Pat Zimmerman) 

Sidney, April 2,  Fleet Deal, 77, retired farmer, died yesterday at his home in Port Jefferson, near here.  He was born near Columbus.  He is survived by his wife, Cora; one son; Fred, one daughter, Mrs. Roy Nicholson, and one sister, Mrs. Emma Young, of AlbIon, Ind.  Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 p.m. from the Dearth funeral Home.  The Rev. A. F. Rinehart of the Port Jefferson M. E. church will officiate.  Burial will be in Port Jefferson cemetery.

 

Found in:  Lima News
Nov. 20, 1937
(Contributed by Norita Moss)

George A. Short
Sidney, Nov. 20.  Funeral services for George A. Short, 62, widely known as the proprietor of Short's Landing on the south shore of Lake Loramie, who died Wednesday were held at the Reformed Church in Fort Loramie at 2:30 o'clock Saturday.  Burial in the Newport Cemetery.  Rev. Cecil Good of Lima officiating.  He was born and spent the greater part of his life in Shelby County.  He is survived by his wife Emma Chambers Robbins Short and one daughter Agnes Ruth; and one brother.  Perry Short of Newport also survives.


NOTES:

 
#1 - Father: Jeremiah M. Chambers, b. 6 Apr. 1846 in Oran Cynthian Twp., Shelby Co., Ohio
Mother: Alice A. Brown, b. 26 Jul. 1863 in Troy, Ohio
(Note sources: *Personal Family notes of Betty Shepherd Farler and Norita.
#2 - Birth: 30 Nov. 1870, Van Wert Co., Ohio
Death: 2 Dec. 1936, Lima, Allen Co., Ohio
Burial: 5 Dec. 1936, Newport Cemetery, Ohio
Father: Lowery W. Brown, Jr., b. 1843 in Miami Co., Ohio
Mother: Catherine Siegel b. 16 May 1844 in Grand Duchy of Baden - Baden Germany
Marriage 1 to Henry Groh, b. 1866 in 1888
Children:
Lucillia Grove
Maude Grove

Marriage #2: William Harry Chambers, b. 24 Apr. 1870 in Ft. Loramie, Shelby Co., Ohio.
Married on 24 Oct. 1896
Children:
William Harvey Chambers, Jr.
Marion Chambers, b. 10 Oct. 1903
(Sources: This was a handwritten copy of Nettie Brown Chambers Obit. found in her niece's Nora Chambers Shepherd's things.  We are not sure what paper it was printed in or what exact date. - Norita Shepherd Moss.

#3 - Jeremiah M. Chambers
Birth: 6 Apr. 1846, Or an Cynthia Twp., Shelby Co., Ohio
Death: 6 Oct. 1934, Lima, Ohio
Burial: Oct. 1934, New Bremen Cemetery
Nick Name: "Jerry"
Father:  Isaiah Chambers, b. 24 Jan. 1818, Chambersburgh, Pa
Mother: Eleanor Merriman, b. 3 Sep. 1817, Westmoreland, Pa
Marriage #1: Sarah Jane Barker, b. 15 Mar. 1848, Ohio
Married on 26 May 1870, Shelby Co., Ohio
Children by Marriage #1:
 - William Harry Chambers, b. 24 Apr. 1870, Ft. Loramie, Shelby Co., Ohio
 - Mary Ann Chambers, b. 11 May 1873, Ft. Loramie, Shelby Co., Ohio
 - Emma Viola Chambers, b. 26 Jan. 1882, Ft. Loramie, Shelby Co., Ohio

Marriage #2:  Alice WA. Brown, b. 26 Jul. 1863, Troy, Ohio
Married on 15 Feb. 1883, Allen Co., Ohio
Children of Marriage #2:
 - Della Chambers, b. 6 Oct. 1883, Ft. Loramie, Shelby Co., Ohio
 - James Harvey Chambers, b. 13 May 1886
 - Arthur Chambers, b. 17 Sep. 1888 - Still Born
 - Elmer Chambers, b. 24 Nov. 1889, Shelby Co., Ohio
 - Gracey Mae Chambers, 25 Apr. 1896, Ft. Loramie, Shelby Co., Ohio
 - Laurence Chambers, b. 7 Aug. 1900
 - Hazel Chambers, b. 26 Jun. 1901, Ft. Loramie, Shelby, Ohio
#4 - Jeremiah Chambers aged 24 and Miss Sarah J. Barker aged 17 both of Shelby County, Ohio on May 26, 1870 in Sidney by Justice Hale.
Also: 
United States Census 1880 for McLean, Shelby County, Ohio - Page 169D
Jerry Chambers - Self - M - Male - W 37 OH - Farmer - OH - OH
Jane Chambers - Wife - M - Female - W 27 OH - Keeping House - OH - OH
Wm. H. Chambers - Son - S - Male - W 9 OH - At School - OH - OH
Mary Anna Chambers - Dau - S - Female - W & OH - At School - OH - OH
Henry Lehman - Other - S - Male - W 15 OH - Servant - OH - OH
#5 - Irena A. SOMMER
Father's Surnames: SOMMER, Henry
Mother's Surnames: FLECKENSTEIN, Mary
Spouse's Surnames: SIEGEL, Frank J.
Death Record Date: January 27, 2001
#6 -  

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