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Obermier, Amos

Obermier Funeral At Blue Mound-Civil War Veteran’s Buried Thursday Afternoon-Blue Mound, Oct. 2 – The funeral services for Amos Obermier were conducted at the residence at Blue Mound at 2:00 p.m. Thursday. Rev. James E. Reynolds, pastor of the Blue Mound Methodist Church officiating. The pall bearers were Henry Harberger, Martin Getz, Edward Damery Edward Dummermuth, Vernon Bailey and James Armstrong. The flower bearers were Mrs. Edward Dummermuth, Mrs. Joseph Damery, Mrs. Edward Damery, Mrs. May Morehead and Ruth Weland.  Born In Ohio-Amos Obermier, son of George and Suzan Obermier, was born in Perry County, Ohio, November 21, 1838, and departed this life at his home, three and one half miles north of Blue Mound, September 29, 1925, aged 86 years, 10 months and 6 days.  Amos was united in marriage to Fatima Arnold, October 22, 1868?. To this union six children were born, Ella, Pearl, George, Grace, Mabel and one child which died in infancy.  He is survived by his wife, Fatima; the following children, Mrs. Ella Glass of Osceola, Iowa; Mrs. Pearl Stephens, Morrisonville, Ill.; George, Blue Mound; Mrs. Grace Stephens, Fresno, California; and Mrs. Mabel Stone, Blue Mound, Ill. He also leaves his brother, G. T. Overmier (as is), Decatur, Ill, and two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Herman, Wichita, Kansas and Mrs. Mary Davidson, Decatur, Ill.  Amos Obermier enlisted with Co. “B” 15th Iowa Volunteers, at Des Moines, Iowa, November 21, 1861?, and was not mustered out until March 1865. On July 23, 1864, he was taken prisoner at Atlanta, Ga. After his capture he was held in the Confederate prisons in Andersonville, Ga. in Charleston, South Carolina, and in Florence, North Carolina. He was finally exchanged to the Union Army on Feb. 28?. 1865 and was mustered out a few weeks later.

Source:  Decatur Review, October 2, 1925
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

​O'Donnell, Margaret Krietz

Mrs. Margaret Krietz O’Donnell, 64, well known resident of Shawnee, died in Columbus Hospital. 

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

Ogle, Nial W.

Newark: A funeral service for Nial W. Ogle, 89, of Heath, will be held at 1:30PM, Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at The Church of God at God's Acres in Newark with Brother Roger Decker officiating. Burial will follow in Newark Memorial Gardens where the Licking County Veterans Alliance will perform Military Funeral Honors.  Mr. Ogle was born September 26, 1922, in New Lexington, a son of the late Carl and Jessie (Poling) Ogle and passed away Saturday morning, June 16, 2012, at his home surrounded by his loving family. A decorated WWII veteran, Mr. Ogle served in the US Army and was awarded the Bronze Star. For over 27 years Mr. Ogle had worked at Owens Corning Fiberglas in Newark and was a member of GMP Union Local #244. He was a member of The Church of God at God's Acres, where for over 45 years, he served as custodian for the church. Mr. Ogle was a devoted OSU Buckeyes fan.  Surviving are his loving wife, Charlotte (Beesler) Ogle, whom he married September 6, 1947; his children, Terry (Sue) Ogle of Pataskala, Darlene (Jim) Carr of Newark, Larry (Mary) Ogle of Newark; his beloved grandchildren, Missie (Dave) Woodard, Angie (Tim) Norris, Doug Ogle, J.C. (Leigh Ann) Carr, Rex Carr, Raymie (Lynnette) Carr, Jeff (Terina) Carr, Jaylene Carr, Wes Ogle, Gary (Cynthia) Ogle, Mistelle (Andy) Signor, Greg Ogle; 15 great grandchildren; three sisters, Delores (Jim) Touvell, Patty Prince, Alice Pound all of Newark and many nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Rosalie Downs, Rena Norton, Donna Andrews, Carl Wayne Ogle and Billy Ogle.  Friends may call 5-8PM, Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at the Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st Street. Friends may also call one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the church.  Memorial contributions may be directed to the Ogle family; envelopes will be available.

Source:  Newark Advocate June 18, 2012

Oliver, Gertrude

Mrs. William Oliver Dies at Crooksville - Mrs. Gertrude Oliver, 58, of Crooksville, wife of William Oliver, died Saturday afternoon at her home following a lingering illness of complications.  Surviving in additions to her husband are three sons, William of Columbus, Clifford of Crooksville and Chalmer of the home’ three sisters, Mrs. Harley Gottke and Mrs. Clarence Stewart, both of Crooksville and Mrs. Clarence Kirkbride of Avondale; three brothers, Warren and Horace of Wellston, O. and William of Summerfield; and nine grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the Church of Christ at Crooksville with Rev. Chalmer Stotler officiating. Burial will be at Crooksville. The body was taken to the home from the Cannon and Cannon Funeral Home, Crooksville.

Source:  Zanesville Times Recorder, November 15, 1941 –Mrs. Oliver died November 15.
Submitter:  Sue Saylor

Oliver, Mrs. James

Mrs. James Oliver of Straitsville, died on last Monday and was buried on yesterday at the Miller Chapel about 5 miles south of Logan.

Source:  The Hocking Sentinel - Logan, O., Thursday, March 19, 1885

Oliver, William H.

William H. Oliver, 69, died at 10:30 p.m. Monday (Dec. 14) at his home in Crooksville after a lingering illness.  Mr. Oliver was born Sept. 23, 1901 in Wellston a son of William and Gertrude Bayes Oliver and was employed by the Standard Oil Company in Columbus and later became a self employed cabinet maker retiring in 1963.  He was a member of a Columbus Methodist Church and Luther B. Turner Lodge F&AM, Scottish Rite and Aladdin Temple, all of Columbus.  Surviving are his widow, the former Elta Marie Ireland; a daughter, Mrs. Lurella Keistler of Baton Rouge, La.; a son, Robert of Grove City; four grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Kirkbride of 101 Jones Street, South Zanesville and Mrs. Lillie Gottke of 205 Gray Street and two brothers. Clifford and Chalmer, both of Crooksville.  The body was taken to Fred L. Cannon and Sons Funeral Home in Crooksville where friends may call.  Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home with Rev. Arthur Long officiating. Burial will be in Byer Cemetery near Wellston.  Masonic services will be held at 8 p.m. today.

Source:  Zanesville Times Recorder, December 16, 1970 – Mr. Oliver died December 14, 1970.
Submitter:  Sue Saylor