(Handwritten date:  Sunday, Jan. 20, 1952)


   BERNE - Mrs. Anna Meshberger, 81, died at 5:30 a.m. yesterday at her home northwest of Berne following an extended illness.  A lifelong resident of this vicinity, she was a member of the West Missionary Church.  Surviving are seven sons, Ezra and Raymond, both of Fort Wayne;  Elmer, Sioux City, Ia.; Homer of Yoder;  Howard, Hartford Township and Christian and Dale, both at home;  two daughters, Miss Pearl Meshberger, Fort Wayne and Miss Esther Meshberger, at home;  13 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren;  six brothers, Jeff Augsburger, Linn Grove;  Sam Augsburger, Decatur;  Chris Augsburger, near Berne;  Joel Augsburger, Berne;  Eli Augsburger, Geneva;  and Ed Augsburger, in Michigan, and one sister, Mrs. Adam Bieberstein, Berne.  Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the West Missionary Church with the Rev. Oscar Eicher and the Rev. E. G. Steiner officiating.   Burial will be in the MRE cemetery.  Friends may call here at the (cut off)


(Karin King note:  Spelled Moeschberger on stone)



(Handwritten date:  Friday, Jan. 18, 1952)



   Russell and Madonna Liechty Hendricks of Decatur are the parents of a baby boy born at 6:20 a.m. Wednesday at the Adams County Memorial Hospital.  He weighed seven pounds, six ounces, and is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Liechty of Berne.


   Walter and Marcella Schrock Koenemann are the parents of a baby girl weighing six pounds, four ounces, born at 9:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Adams County Memorial Hospital. 



(Handwritten date:  Friday, January 4, 1952)




   (Photo) - Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Zwick Funeral Home in Decatur for Hansel L. Foley, 51, Adams County superintendent of schools, who died early Wednesday afternoon in the Billings Hospital, Chicago, after an illness of two months.

   The Rev. W. H. Moeller of Van Wert, Ohio, will officiate, with burial in the Decatur Cemetery.

   Friends may call at the funeral home.

   Mr. Foley, who resided at Preble, was returned to the hospital in Chicago December 27 for treatment.

   Mr. Foley served more than 25 years as an educator, most of it in Adams county.  He was principal of Kirkland, Pleasant Mills and Monmouth high schools, succeeding to the superintendency from the latter institution in June 1949.

   He assumed the offices of superintendent in August of that year, and immediately began his policy of bringing fuller curriculums to the schools in the county.

   Mr. Foley was one of the foremost and earliest advocates of the school lunch program in the county, instigating the work while still principal and continuing it tirelessly while superintendent.

   His plans were almost completed before his death, with practically every county school a participant in the program.

   Since he took office, most of the schools had enlarged their agricultural programs as well as vocational classes, much of it due to the perseverance of Mr. Foley.

   He formerly owned a grocery and service station business in Preble, combining the business with his school activities, and several years ago he purchased the Standard Oil pumping station in Preble that is now a canning factory.

   He was married to the former Mildred Coppess, who served as assistant in his office, and who survives him, as does one son, Odell, a junior at Indiana University.  He is also survived by three brothers, Irvin, Ohio City, Ohio,  Archie, Lima, Ohio and Ed, Cleveland, and one sister, Mrs. Edna Jaberg, of Chicago.

   Principals of the six rural high schools in the county will be pall bearers for Mr. Foley's funeral.  They are Willis Robert, Adams Central;  Gail Grabill, Monmouth;  Glen Custard, Pleasant Mills;  Lester Singer, Hartford;  Jack Lee, Geneva and L. (cut off)



(Handwritten date:  Friday, January 4, 1952)



Mr. and Mrs. Noel Agler of Berne Parents of First 1952 Baby


   Thomas Agler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Noel Agler of Berne, is the apparent winner of the 1952 derby for the south half of Adams county.  Thomas made his appearance at 7:13 p.m. Wednesday Jan. 2, at the Adams County Memorial hospital.  His mother is the former Norma Baker of Decatur.

   The Agler child is the only one reported so far this year who is eligible for the prizes given by the Berne merchants.  The youngster weighed six pounds, 13 ounces.

   Mr. and Mrs. Glen Agler of Berne route 1 and Mr. and Mrs. Frank O. Baker of Decatur are the grandparents of the child.  

   Thomas is the second child in the Agler family.  He has a sister Paula.

   Dr. Norman E. Beaver was the attending physician at the birth.



(Handwritten date:  Wednesday, January 2, 1952)




   Twin girls, Fannie and Annie, were born Sunday night, December 30, to Sam C. and Emma Graber Schwartz of Geneva, route 2.


Adams County, Indiana Historical Society

1933-1953 Scrapbook - Image 67 - 68

Transcribed by Karin King