(Handwritten date:  Monday, September 17, 1951)



Native of This Community, 43, Dies At Ethridge, Tenn.


   Caleb P. Habegger, 43, a former resident of this community, died at 6:30 this morning at his home near Ethridge, Tenn.  Death was due to cancer.  Mr. Habegger had ailed for many months and was in critical condition for some time.  He went into a coma last evening and never regained consciousness.  He had suffered greatly for some time.

   Habegger first became ill about two and a half years ago.  He submitted to surgery, recovered and returned to work but soon began failing again.  He was a carpenter, a trade he had followed while living in this community.  He and his family moved to Tennessee a few years ago (handwritten:  1947)

   Mr. Habegger was born in Monroe township, September 6, 1908, the son of Peter and Rosina Schwartz Habegger.  He resided on a farm with his brother, Enoch, 3 1/4 miles north of Berne, along highway 27, before moving to Tennessee.  He was married to Susie Schrock, who survives.  Also surviving are three sons, Richard, Howard and Edward, and a daughter, Esther, all at home.  The following sisters and brothers survive:  Mrs. Dan P. Steury, Mrs. Chris P. Steury, Mrs. David P. Steury, Mrs. Henry Graber, all of this community; Mrs. Jacob C. Mazelin, Ethridge, Tenn., and Enoch Habegger, also of Ethridge.  The parents, a brother, Joseph P. Habegger, and two sisters, Mrs. Jacob L. Inniger and Mrs. N. N. Schrock, preceded in death.

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(Handwritten date:  Wednesday, Sept. 26, 1951)


   The last will and testament of C. W. R. Schwartz was probated in Adams circuit court, and by the provisions of the will, the widow, Arveda, was granted a life estate of the personal and real estate.  After her demise, according to the will, the children are to share the real estate equally.  Harold Schwartz was named executor of the will and his application noted a personal estate of $8,500 and real estate valued at $20,000; there are 13 heirs.



(Handwritten date:  Wednesday, Sept. 26, 1951)



Funeral Friday For Well Known Wabash Township Farmer


   Jacob J. Amstutz, 74, widely known Wabash township farmer, died suddenly at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in a field on the Gilbert Franks farm.  Mr. Franks, a son-in-law, lives a mile west of the Amstutz farm which is located two miles south and 1 1/2 miles east of Berne.

   Death was apparently caused by a heart attack.  Mr. Amstutz had been in his usual health.  He was with his son, Noah Amstutz, supervising the plowing of a field on the Franks farm, when he suddenly fell backwards and died almost instantly.  He had been ailing for some time but was able to be up and around.

   Mr. Amstutz was a life-long resident of this community.  He was born in Monroe township October 28, 1876, the son of Jacob and Katherine Neuenschwander Amstutz.  He was married to Laura Baumgartner on March 6, 1902.

   Surviving are the widow and the following children:  Mrs. David (Katherine) Neuenschwander, Berne, route 2;  Mrs. Carl (Lena) Norr, southeast of Berne;  Mrs. Anna Miller, Colon, Michigan;  Mrs. A. S. (Rachel) Lehman,  Mrs. Gilbert (Bertha) Franks,  Noah L. Amstutz,  all of southeast of Berne;  Martha Amstutz, at home;  a foster-son, Joe D. Carpenter, of Centerville, Michigan, who was raised in the Amstutz home;  35 grandchildren;  five great-grandchildren;  a sister, Mrs. Emanuel Habegger, Berne, and two brothers, Chris J. Amstutz and David Amstutz, both of southeast of Berne.

   A son, Levi, three daughters, Mrs. Thomas Lehman, Sarah and Rosina, a brother, Abraham and two sisters, Mrs. John J. J. Moser and Mrs. Jacob P. Neuenschwander, preceded in death.

   Mr. Amstutz was a member of the Old Mennonite church.  The funeral will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday at the residence, the Rev. Louis Amstutz and the Rev. Jacob Neuenschwander, both of Kidron, Ohio, officiating.  Burial will be in Moser cemetery west of Berne.  The body was returned from the Yager Funeral Home to the residence where friends may call after 7 p.m. today.

   Friends are asked to omit flowers.


Adams County, Indiana Historical Society

1933-1953 Scrapbook - Image 54-55

Transcribed by Karin King