(Handwritten date:  Wednesday, December 19, 1951)



Former Local Man Dies At Hospital in Detroit


   Rev. Ervin Lantz, 59, of Dearborn, Michigan, a former resident of this community, died at 6:30 a.m. today at a hospital in Detroit.  He was admitted to the hospital last Saturday, apparently suffering from internal hemorrhages.  He had been seriously ill since.

   Rev. Lantz had been an invalid since 1926 when he suffered a siege of infantile paralysis.  He was almost helpless since but was able to get around in a wheel chair.  Rev. and Mrs. Lantz lived in Dearborn for many years.  At one time he was pastor of an Evangelical church at Dearborn.  He studied at North Central College, Naperville, Illinois.

   Rev. Lantz was born at Elkton, Michigan, Sept. 5, 1892.  He was the son of Rev. and Mrs. Eli Lantz.  He came to this vicinity with his parents when a child and lived here until his marriage to Malinda Knechtel, of Elkton.  They lived at Naperville, Illinois and Grand Rapids, Michigan, before locating in Dearborn.

   Surviving are the widow;  two sons, Armond and Donald, both of Dearborn, and the following brothers and sisters:  Dennis Lantz, Bluffton;  Mrs. Harry Neuhauser, West Unity, Ohio;  Albert Fillmore, Calif.;  Mrs. Ed Augsburger, Detroit; Mrs. Ezra Meshberger of Fort Wayne and Mrs. Raymond E. Moser of Berne, Rt. 1.  A brother, Ezra, and a sister preceded in death.  Funeral services will be held at Dearborn Saturday at 2:00 p.m. but full details were not received here.  Local relatives plan to attend the rites if weather permits.



(Handwritten date:  Monday, Dec. 24, 1951)


   Mr. and Mrs. Raymond E. Moser and Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Lantz of Bluffton attended of Rev. Ervin Lantz at Dearborn, Michigan, Saturday.  Rev. Lantz was a brother of Mrs. Moser and Mr. Lantz.



(Handwritten date: Wednesday, April 11, 1951)


Mrs. Jennie Urick Rhoades, 39, Dies At Decatur Sunday


   Mrs. Jennie R. Rhoades, 39, a native of Adams county, died at 2:30 o'clock Sunday morning after a 90-day illness of cerebral embolism and complications.
   She was born in Adams county Feb. 23, 1912, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Urick.
   She was a member of the Winchester U.B. church.
   Surviving are a daughter, Sandra K. Rhoades, of Fort Wayne; three brothers, Freeman, Robert and Virgil Urick, all of Decatur and three sisters, Mrs. Peter Martin, Mrs. John Hirschy and Mrs. John Mayer, all of Decatur.
   Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Gillig & Doan funeral home, the Rev. H. J. Welty officiating. Burial was in the Decatur cemetery.



(Handwritten date:  Friday, 1952)




   BERNE, Jan. 18 - Peter A. Habegger, 80, a native of Canton Berne, Switzerland, died at 1:45 a.m. today at his home here.  He had been ill ?? than one year.  A retired farmer, he had served as Monroe Township assessor for eight years.  Surviving are ? sons, three daughters, 28 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, four brothers and one sister. Funeral serv- (cut off)



(Handwritten date:  Wednesday, Dec. 12, 1951)



Funeral Friday For 71-Year-Old Retired Farmer


   Daniel Musser, 71, retired Monroe township farmer, died at 8:10 p.m. Tuesday at his home at 855 North Jefferson street.  Mr. Musser had been bedfast seven months with complications and had ailed for a longer period of time.  He suffered a stroke of paralysis last April.  He had been critically ill for several days.

   Mr. Musser and his brother, Joseph, and two sisters, Mary and Adaline, moved to Berne on Sept. 1, 1950.  They purchased the former Paul Shoemaker home on North Jefferson.  The Mussers had resided on a farm in Monroe township, several miles northwest of Berne.  Musser and his brothers operated a cider mill many years ago.

   The deceased was born in Monroe township, June 13, 1880, the son of Jacob and Catherine Moser Musser.  He was a life-long resident of this community.

   Surviving are a brother, Joseph of Berne; three sisters, Mrs. Daniel (Lydia) Musser, Orrville, Ohio, and Mary and Adaline Musser, both of Berne.  Three brothers and three sisters preceded in death.

   The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Cross Evangelical and Reformed church here.  Rev. H. H. Meckstroth, pastor of the St. John's Evangelical and Reformed church in Vera Cruz, will officiate.  Burial will be in Moser cemetery.  The body will be returned to the residence from the Yager Funeral Home.  Friends may call at the residence after 9:30 a.m. Thursday.



(Handwritten date:  Monday, Dec. 10, 1951)



Local Woman Marries Bison, Kansas, Man on Sunday


   Mrs. Lillie A. Fox of Berne, and John W. Thielenhaus, of Bison, Kansas, formerly in the railway mail service, were united in marriage Sunday, Dec. 9, at the parsonage of the First Missionary church here.  The Rev. J. Pritchard Amstutz officiated.  Mr. and Mrs. Herman Fox attended the couple.

   A reception was held at the home of the bride with the following guests being present:  Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Fox and family, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Fox and family,  Mr. and Mrs. James Fox and family,  Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Harkless and family,  Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Fox and Gene,  Miss Caroline I. Hirschy,  Rev. and Mrs. J. Pritchard Amstutz and daughter Jessie Lois and Mr. and Mrs. (cut off)


Adams County, Indiana Historical Society

1933-1953 Scrapbook - Image 65 - 66

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