(Handwritten date:  Monday, Sept. 17, 1951)



Funeral Tuesday For Prominent Monroe Township Farm Leader


   Christian W. R. Schwartz, 62, prominent Monroe township farmer and agricultural and community leader, died at 5:00 a.m. Sunday at his home three miles north and one half mile west of Berne.  Death was caused by a cardiac condition, or heart disease.  Mr. Schwartz had been ill since July.  He spent a few weeks at a Fort Wayne hospital before being returned to his home.

   Mr. Schwartz had been confined to his bed much of the time since he returned from the hospital, though he was able to be up occasionally.  He failed gradually.  His condition caused him to become very short of breath and he suffered considerably at times.  He went into a coma Saturday night and never woke up, after taking a turn for the worse Friday night and Saturday.

   Mr. Schwartz had suffered a heart attack a few years ago and after many weeks of hospitalization and rest, he recuperated and was up and around and active in church and community work.  He has been a promoter of agricultural progress through extension work for many years.  He was also actively associated with the Farm Bureau and edited the Adams County Farm News.  He was widely known as an excellent photographer, a hobby he followed from his boyhood days.

   Mr. Schwartz was a member of the Adams county extension committee for many years and a staunch supporter of 4-H club work.  He was widely known throughout the county.

   The deceased was a life-long resident of this community and was born on the same farm where he died.  He was born Nov. 11, 1888, the son of Jacob J. and Marie Liechty Schwartz, both deceased.  His first marriage was to Minnie Sprunger on June 16, 1910.  She died December 27, 1930.  He was married to Arveda Rumple October 13, 1935, at the Mennonite parsonage, Rev. C. H. Suckau officiating at the service.

   Surviving are the widow and the following children:  Mrs. James K. (Ruth) Brown, San Antonio, Texas;  Mrs. Paul (Mary) Bahner, Monroe;  Ernest Schwartz, Berne;  Harold Schwartz, northeast of Berne;  Mrs. Warren (Vera) Lehman, Decatur;  Mrs. Max (Virginia) Sprunger, Berne;  Mrs. Laverne (Anna Jane) Gilliom, Linn Grove;  Mrs. Gomer (Gertrude) Kropa, Indianapolis;  Larry R. Schwartz, at home;  Darrel Wagner, and Mrs. Merle (Rosalyn Wagner) Kuhn, both of Angola, and Coleen Wagner, at home (cut off)

   ...Mrs. Peter F. Mazelin, both of Ethridge, Tenn.;  Mrs. Abe Inniger, Berne route 1;  Mrs. David J. Mazelin, Monroe, route 1;  David J. Schwartz, Berne, route 1;  Sol J. Schwartz, Phoenix, Ariz.;  and Joel K. L. Schwartz, Fillmore, California.

   Two brothers, John J. and Jacob J. Schwartz, and a sister, Rosina, preceded in death, also a son who died in infancy.

   Mr. Schwartz was a member of the First Mennonite church where funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday.  Rev. Olin A. Krehbiel, pastor of the church, and Rev. W. L. Hall, pastor of the Monroe Methodist church, will officiate.  Burial will be in the M.R.E. cemetery.  The body is at the Yager Funeral (cut off)



(Handwritten date:  Monday, Sept. 17, 1951)



Funeral Wednesday for Monroe Tp. Woman, Victim of Cancer


   Mrs. Maryann D. Hochstetler Schwartz, 61, wife of Daniel A. Schwartz of three miles north of Berne, died at 7:10 a.m. this morning at her home.  Death was caused by cancer.  She had been bedfast for seven weeks and was very low the past few days.  She had failed for several months.

   Mrs. Schwartz was born in Newton county, Indiana, November 24, 1889, the daughter of David D. and Sarah Miller Hochstetler.  She was married to Daniel A. Schwartz February 5, 1910, at Alphia, Michigan.  The family moved to Adams county a number of years ago and resided in French township until moving to Monroe township a few years ago.

   Surviving are the husband and the following children:  Mrs. August D. (Emma) Wickey;  Mrs. Noah D. (Mattie) Wickey;  Mrs. Andrew (Amanda) Hilty;  William, Henry and Levi Schwartz, all of Berne community, and Sarah, Amos and Menno at home.  There are 39 grandchildren surviving and two are deceased.  Two sisters, Mrs. Mose (Minnie) Helmuth of Bremen and Mrs. Martin E. (Susie) Mast, of Nappanee, and two brothers, Eli Hochstetler of Middlebury and William Hochstetler of Mendon, Michigan, survive.  Two brothers and one sister preceded in death.

   The funeral will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, at the home, Rev. John L. Schwartz of Nappanee officiating.  Burial will be in Schwartz cemetery north of Berne.


(Karin King note:  Maryann is buried Schwartz Cemetery, Monroe, Adams County, Indiana)



(Handwritten date:  Friday, October 5, 1951)




   A baby boy, Joseph P., was born last night to Christian M. and Susan W. Schwartz Schwartz at their home on route 2, Geneva.



(Handwritten date:  Wednesday, Sept. 19, 1951)


   Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Steury, Mrs. David P. Steury, Mrs. Dan P. Steury and Mr. and Mrs. Edward Habegger left late Monday night for Ethridge, Tenn., to attend the Caleb P. Habegger funeral which was held Tuesday afternoon.


   Mr. and Mrs. David D. Schwartz and Mr. and Mrs. John D. Schwartz and daughter of Fort Wayne were among the out-of-town people who attended the C. W. R. Schwartz funeral Tuesday afternoon.


Adams County, Indiana Historical Society

1933-1953 Scrapbook - Image 53

Transcribed by Karin King