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Adams, Elijah

Elijah Adams, born 29 Aug 1813 in Indiana County, PA.; died 9 Aug 1844 in Perry County, Ohio; son of Jonathan and Margaret Adams; married; moved to Muskingum County, Ohio with parents when he was 2 months old.

Source:  Abstracts of Obituaries in Western Christian Advocate, 1834-1850 – paper dated 29 Nov 1844
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Allen, Oliver

Died at his residence in Rehoboth on Thursday, Oct. 19th 1882, Mr. Oliver Allen, aged 71 years. Mr. Allen was born in Conn. In 1811 and moved with his father to Ohio in 1817 and located in Licking (Hocking?) county and in 1829 moved to Rehoboth in this county where he has since resided. Mr. Allen was a man of good moral habits and a consistent Christian and leaves a wife and four children. The interment took place at the Rehoboth Cemetery on Saturday, Rev. C. W. Bostwick officiating.

Source:  The Independent, Oct. 25, 1882

Allen, William McLain

Young Man Killed Under Car Wheels Falls Under Train at Tunnel East of This City and Meets Horrible Death - William McLain Allen, 19, had both legs ground off, the thumbs of both hands severed, a portion of the left ear cut off, and serious bruises all over the body, as the result of falling under a train at the A. & C. Tunnel east of here Saturday afternoon. He fell under a car while trying to jump to the running board of the engine. The young man died at 8:40 o’clock that evening in the Bethesda Hospital in Zanesville. Allen stood on the stumps of both legs and began praying for help after the accident. Several small boys saw him, but were afraid to go near him, it is said. He was picked up a short time later, placed on a train and taken to Zanesville. Several companions, who were with him when the train reached the tunnel, continued the ride,and did not know if the accident. He left the gondola car in which they were riding to board the engine, and fell trying to reach the step. Young Allen was a coal miner, and resided with his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Sherman Allen at Green Valley. Besides his parents he is survived by five sisters and two brothers. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon. Burial Crooksville. 

Source: New Lexington Herald, May 28, 1914
Submitter: Sue Saylor

Anderson, Adrian

Anderson, Adrian C., aged 81 years, died Wednesday, in the home of Mrs. Coon, in Westerville, following a week’s illness of heart disease. He was a retired farmer and lived at the Coon home. Two sisters, Mrs. Agusta Bennett and Mrs. Hadley Beach of Junction City, survive him. Funeral services will be held at St. Patrick’s Church, Junction City, at 10:30 a.m. Friday, and burial will be made in St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Friends may view the body at the Egan Chapel, 26 West Naughten Street, until Friday, when it will be sent to Junction City.

Source:  Unsourced
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Anderson, Adrian

Buried at Junction City on April 24, 1925 – Funeral services for Adrian C. Anderson, 81, who died Wednesday from heart trouble at the home of Mrs. Coon in Westerville, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick’s Church in Junction City. The body was taken to the chapel of the Egan Co., 26 W. Naughten St., where it can be viewed by friends until Friday morning. Burial will be made at Junction City. He leaves two sisters, who reside in Junction City. 

Source:  Columbus Citizen, Thursday, April 23, 1925
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Anderson, Catherine C.

Died at her home after an illness of two years, Mrs. Catherine C. Anderson, aged 76 years, 8 months, and 18 days. Mrs. Anderson was born in Germany, July 17, 1821. She lived in Germany until about 8 years old when she came with her parents to America taking ship at Havre De Grace and landing in Philadelphia, she came by wagon to Wooster, Ohio, thence to East Union, Wayne County, where she lived with her parents 10 years; then came to St. Joseph’s, Perry County and lived on what is known as Martin Bletzacker’s place where she met, loved and wedded W. D. Anderson on January 6, 1840.  After their marriage they lived two years one mile south of St. Joseph’s, from thence they moved to Hocking County, where they lived 6 years and again returning to about the same place they removed from, remaining this time about two years when she moved to Bristol Station, where she spent the rest of her life, about 46 years. She was the mother of thirteen children, eight of whom has gone to their eternal place. Her husband preceded her to his eternal resting place about 18 years. All these years she has been a true and faithful servant to her Maker so that she would be prepared to meet her beloved husband and children. She was a devoted mother, a true and faithful Christian, a kind neighbor always ready to lend a helping hand in time of sickness and need. Two daughters, three sons, two sisters and three brothers is left to mourn their loss.  Her daughter, Mrs. H. Beach, has been constantly by her bed side for several months, also A. C. Anderson, and her daughter, Mrs. A. J. Bennett and sister, Mary Bletzacker, besides friends and neighbors. About three weeks previous to her death, she planned her funeral, selected her pall bearers; Pat Hennes, Wm. Duffy, John McGrevey, J. D. Forquer, Dan Clark and J. T. Moore.  She was laid to rest in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, on Holy Thursday, April 7th by the side of her husband and children. May her soul rest in peace.

Source:  New Lexington Herald, April 28, 1898
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Anderson, Francis

News Article—Through an oversight we failed to notice last week, the sad and very sudden death of Miss Francis Anderson, a young lady at Maholm, and sister-in-law of Mr. H. Beach, of our town. This deplorable monster visitor comes when least expected, is never welcome, though inevitable sooner or later. We may as well be resigned and prepare ourselves. This young lady was nineteen years of age, had many rare accomplishments, was entertaining, social, harmless, charitable and above all a faithful Christian. To be cut off from her friends and relations so suddenly is almost an unbearable shock. But let the Lord’s will be done. Her remains were interred at St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

Source:  Unsourced
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Anderson, Jane

Died on Monday last, at Lagro, Wabash County, Ind., Mrs. Jane Anderson, wife of Daniel Anderson and daughter of M. D. and Rebecca Forquer, of this place, aged 25 years.  Mrs. Anderson leaves to mourn her loss an affectionate husband, two infant children (one something more than a year and the other some three weeks) and a large circle of friends and acquaintances.  Her remains were brought here on Wednesday last and were on the same day conveyed to the Jackson Cemetery, followed by a large number of bereaved friends and sympathizing citizens of this place and vicinity.  We sincerely sympathize with the bereaved husband and his dear little motherless innocents.

Source:  New Lexington Weekly Democratic Herald, May 7, 1869
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Anderson, Jesse

Jesse Anderson, 89, 1400 Newark Road, died at 6 p.m. Monday at Good Samaritan Medical Center where he had been a patient since Jan. 22.  A retired employee of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, he was a veteran of World War I. He was born July 10, 1891m at Sayre, a son of William and Amanda Ogg Anderson.  Surviving are one son, the Rev. Raymond Anderson of Middletown; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Hodgson of Zanesville and Mrs. Anna Mullen of Sayre; and two grandchildren.  Roberts Funeral Home at New Lexington is in charge of arrangements.

Source:  Zanesville Times Recorder, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1981
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Anderson, John

John Anderson, colored, a miner in W. P. Rends mine # 7 near Corning, was killed by the falling of the slate in his room. 

Source:  Athens Messenger, Thursday, October 2, 1884
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Anderson, John B.

John B. Anderson, born Perry County, Ohio; died 18 Oct 1849, age 42 years in Hocking County, Ohio; son of John and Hannah Anderson; married 19 Nov. 1829 to Mehetabel Johnson.

Source:  Abstracts of Obituaries in Western Christian Advocate, 1834-1850 – paper dated 9 Jan 1850
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Anderson, Miss

Miss Anderson, a young lady, about eighteen years of age, died suddenly at her home, near Bristol Station, last Thursday. She had been well and buoyant, until a few minutes before her death.

Source:  New Lexington Tribune, Thursday, August 21, 1884
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Anderson, Savina P.

Savina P. Anderson, born 4 Jan. 1831 in Perry County, Ohio; died 24 Oct. 1845 in Hocking County, Ohio; daughter of John B. and Mehetable Anderson. Only daughter and surviving child.

Source:  Abstracts of Obituaries in Western Christian Advocate, 1834-1850 – paper dated 24 Apr 1846
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Anderson, William

Mr. William Anderson, 65, was found dead in bed Saturday at his home in Drakes. Perry County Coroner, O. D. Ball said death was due to natural causes. He was believed to have been dead since sometime Friday night.  He was born Sept. 22, 1899, in Sayre, a son of William T. and Amanda Ogg Anderson. He had lived in Drakes 30 years and retired after working 31 years as a shoreman for the New York Central Railroad.  Survivors are his wife, Bernice of Fultonham, a son, Thomas of Clinton, a daughter, Mrs. Harold (Ina Lee) Grice, London; a brother, Jeff, Parkersburg; 3 sisters, Mrs. C. R. Mullen and Mrs. Carrie Hodgson, both of Sayre and Mrs. Mark Adams, Zanesville; three step-daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Martin, Sarasota, Fla., Mrs. Norma Gregory and Mrs. Eileen Alridge, both of Lincoln Park, Mich.; nine grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Monday p.m. at the Carl W. Hermey Funeral Home with Rev. Ohmer Swart officiating. Burial was made in Tatman’s Cemetery near Sayre.

Source:  Perry County Tribune, Thursday, Feb. 11, 1965
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Anderson, William D.

Died Saturday evening, September 18, 1880, Mr. William D. Anderson, aged 61 years, 6 months and 13 days. He was the father of 13 children, eight daughters and five sons; four daughters and one son have gone before him to the grave. They left this world of false joys and happiness to join the choir of angels and saints to enjoy eternal happiness, forever. He too, has followed them, and is placed in earth’s cold bed, to be no more in the torments of this world, but he bore his troubles with patience, for the love of God. He was a devoted and loving husband and parent, a kind neighbor and friend, the idol of his household, and a generous, charitable citizen, loved and respected by all who knew him. Heavy and grievous to be borne is the hand of affliction laid upon the surviving wife and children. God knows best. He giveth and he taketh away, and blessed are they fear not the Lord. May the Angels of Peace and Hope pour the oil of consolation into their troubled hearts, and may they find comfort in the knowledge that he whom they loved and who loved them so well, has gone to dwell at last in his heavenly home.  
He’s gone, a tender chord is riven  
But he is happier there,
Nor would I call him back from Heaven
To breathe ever this bright air,
His earthly work forever done,
And on his brow so white
The starry crown he’s proudly won,
Gleams’ mid the cypress bright. 

Source:  Perry County Democrat
Submitter: Sue Saylor

Ankney, P. J.

P. J. Ankney, of Eastman Street, Expires Tuesday - Well Known Grocer Dies at Home - Funeral Rites To Be Thursday

 P. J. Ankney, well known local grocer, died at 8 o'clock Tuesday night at his home, 1301 Eastman street, after a several weeks' illness of complications. Mr. Ankney was well known in Zanesville where he had made his home for many years.  He was engaged in the grocery business on Eastman Street for 12 years. He was a member of the First U. P. church and the Modern Woodmen of America. Surviving are his wife, Mary M.; a son, W. E., of this city; and a sister, Mrs. Margaret Diamond of New Lexington.  The body was taken to the Thompson funeral home and will be returned Wednesday noon to the residence where funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon.  Rev. Day Kennedy will officiate and burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.

Source:  The Times Recorder, Zanesville, Ohio, May 27, 1936,Wednesday, page 12
Submitter:  Brenda Van Dyke
Note from Submitter:  born 28 Dec 1866 in Perry County, Ohio; son of Perry J. Ankney (also spelled Ankeny) and Ellen Hoy)

Ansel, Vinton

Funeral services for Vinton Ansel, 62, who died Thursday evening (Jan. 11) at his home in Sayre, Perry County, will be held at 2:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the Zion Christian Union Church at Portersville. Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Mt. Ansel had been ill for a short time from heart disease. He was a member of the Zion Church.  Surviving are his widow, Anna Maxwell Ansel; three brothers, Homer Ansel of Fultonham, Walter and E. C. Ansel of Sayre, and one half-brother, Frank Ansel of Rose Farm.
The body was removed to the residence Friday afternoon from the Cannon and Cannon Funeral Home at Crooksville.

Source:  Zanesville Signal,12 Jan 1940
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Anspach, Wallace

The body of Wallace Anspach was brought to his home at Redington and entered at the cemetery at that place. The unfortunate young man fell overboard a vessel in Maumee Bay about two weeks ago where he was at work. He fell to the water 30 feet comparatively helpless. No one could render him assistance. A diligent search for the body was all to no purpose until it was washed ashore nearly six miles from where it sank.

Source:  Newark Advocate, 12 Sep 1905, pg. 5.

Antram, Mrs. G. R.

Mrs. Antram is Dead--Mrs. G. W. Grimes returned Wednesday afternoon from Roca and reported her sister, Mrs. G. R. Antram, quite seriously ill; and some of the children were also quite sick with the grip. They sent to Lincoln and got a trained nurse for Mrs. Antram. Later: We received word yesterday afternoon announcing the death of Mrs. Antram, but have not the data for suitable obituary, which we hope to publish next week, as she was for many years a resident of Sterling. The deceased was one of the charter members of the Royal Neighbor lodge of Sterling, and also, we believe the first of their members to die. The funeral will be held at the M.E. church in Sterling, tomorrow, Saturday, afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. 

Source: Death notice of Mrs. G. R. Antram , resident of Sterling, Nebraska, probably published in the Sterling Sun soon after Mrs. Antram's death on January 30, 1918. Original is in possession of Martin Weaver, Springfield, VA.

Antram, Sarah Sherod

Miss Sarah Sherod was born in Perry county, Ohio, Dec 12, 1856. She was married to Geo. R. Antram Nov. 3, 1874. To this union were born 10 children, eight boys and two girls. Three of the children died in Ohio and have preceded their mother to the "Land of Rest." Mrs. Antram's death occurred Thursday, Jan. 30th, 1908, at 12:30 p.m. and was very unexpected, she having been ill but a few days. The family moved to Nebraska a little more than twenty-one years ago and located in Sterling where they continued to reside till April, 1906, then they moved to Roca, where Mr. Antram had charge of the Kincaid Lumber Co's. yards and store. Sister Antram was converted and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church when a small girl and has continued a loyal and faithful member of the same till God called her home to peace and rest. She was not like so many who keep their religion in a trunk to grow musty with age and disuse, but where she went her letter went, and her personal work. She had been president of the Ladies' Aid society of the Roca church till within two weeks of her death, when at the election she gave up because of the stress of home cares and assistance in her husband's work. We shall miss her assistance and support. She leaves a husband, five sons, two daughters, a brother, a sister and a half sister, besides a host of brethren and sisters of the "Household of Faith" to mourn her loss. But what may cause tears here shall cause songs of praise in Glory, because of the final triumphs of the faithful. "We will walk in the streets of that city, With the loved ones gone before; We shall sit on the banks of that river, We shall meet to part no more." To God be all the glory both now and forever for the triumphant life of those who have been washed and made clean through the blood of His dear Son.""--her pastor, Roca, Neb. The funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the M.E. church in Sterling, under the auspices of the R. N. A. and a very excellent and comforting sermon was delivered by the pastor of the church, Rev. J. C. Street. Numerous beautiful floral offerings were contributed by the order and sympathizing friends. The bereaved family have the sympathy of a host of old Sterling friends in this hour of their great sorrow. 

Source: Obituary of Sarah Sherod Antram, resident of Sterling, Nebraska, probably published in the Sterling Sun, soon after her death on January 30, 1918. Original is in possession of Martin Weaver, Springfield, VA.


Arnold, Nancy Elizabeth

Mrs. Nancy Elizabeth Arnold, 75, died at her home here (New Lexington) from pneumonia. Funeral services will be conducted Monday. 

Source:  Zanesville Times Signal, Sunday March 14, 1937
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Ashbaugh, Alzarah

New Lex Woman Is Victim Of Death; Funeral Friday

New Lexington, O., Oct. 1--Mrs. Alzarah Ashbaugh, 72, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Mohler, Pleasant Street, Wednesday, following a lingering illness.  Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at M.E. Church.  Burial will be in the city cemetery.  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Charles Mohler, one son, George Ashbaugh, New Lexington, and a brother James Spohn, Columbus.

Source:  The Zanesville Signal, 1 Oct. 1931

Ashby, Elizabeth

Mrs. Elizabeth Ashby, born 1791 in Frederick County, MD.; died 22 Aug. 1850, age 59 years, near Washington, Washington County, IA.; married 1812 to Jesse Ashby; 7 children; after married they moved to VA., then to Perry County, Ohio. To Iowa in 1839.

Source:  Abstracts of Obituaries in Western Christian Advocate, 1834-1850 – paper dated 9 Oct 1850
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Atchison, John

Funeral rites for John Atchison, 63, of Philo, who died early Saturday morning (Jan. 13) at Bethesda Hospital following an operation, will be conducted Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Philo United Brethren Church. Burial will be in Duncan Falls Cemetery.
Although a native of Perry County, Mr. Atchison had resided at Philo for the past 38 years.  Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Belle Atchison; a daughter, Mrs. Violet Baker of Philo; a son, Clifford Atchison of the home; two grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Bolin of Wayne Township, Mrs. Maude Houk of Crooksville and Mrs. Bertha Cavinee of Crooksville.  The body was removed to the residence Sunday afternoon from the Henderson Funeral Home, Duncan Falls.

Source:  Zanesville Times Recorder, 15 Jan 1940. ​
Submitter:  Sue Saylor