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Zeigler - Otto

Source: Weekly Argus News, Oct 9, 1897 p 3

Otto Zeigler, the well known restauranteer died last Monday at Martinsville Springs where he had been taking treatment for a week past. The news of his untimely death was received wsith general sorrow and much surprise at least on the part of those who had not seem him for a few weeks. Two months ago the deceased was rugged and hearty and the very picture of health. He was taken ill and his disease baffled the physicians. His dissolution was rapid and when he left for Martinsville last week in the hope of regaining health he was but a shadow of his former self. His death was caused by liver complication, a disease which was probably heriditary. Otto Zeigler was 39 years of age the 5th of September. He was born and raised in Shelbyville and was in business there until his removal to Crawfordsville some six years ago. He made many friends during his stay here. He leaves a daughter and his second wife to whom he was married last spring. - transcribed by kbz

Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal Friday, 8 October 1897
Otto Zeiglar, aged thirty nine years, died Monday afternoon about 4:30 o’clock at Martinsville, where he had gone to take treatment at the springs. He has been in rapidly declining health for some weeks and his death was hardly in the nature of a surprise to his relatives and friends. The funeral occurred at his old home in Shelbyville, the body being taken there Tuesday.  Mr. Zeiglar was born in Shelbyville, Sept. 5, 1858, and lived in that place until March, 1891, when with Charles Reimann he came to Crawfordsville and established the popular catering establishment on East Main Street. Mr. Reimann retired from the firm some months ago and Mr. Zeiglar was conducting the business alone when his health failed. It will be continued by the administrator of his estate until a purchaser can be found. Mr. Zeiglar was twice married, his first wife being Miss Alice Weathers, who died here several years ago leaving one daughter, Hazel, now seven years of age. In January last, Mr. Zeiglar was married to Miss Maud Weathers, a niece of his first wife. She survives him. Mr. Zeiglar was an excellent business man and a thoroughly good citizen. He had built up an excellent business and his untimely death is sincerely regretted by all with whom he was acquainted. -s

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