Lena French scrapbook.

Joseph Oberlin

by Miss Grace White, local representative, Shepherd.

Joseph Oberlin who for the Past 53 years has been a resident of our county, died at his home in this village Saturday at the age of 79 years, 10 months and 8 days.

Mr. Oberlin was born in Stark Co., Ohio, Nov. 9, 1830, where he resided with his parents until the age of 15, when he moved to DeKalb Co., Indiana. July 25, 1853 he married Catherine Myers and 3 years later they moved to this county and settled on a farm in Chippewa township, which they cleared up and made for themselves a comfortable home. To them were born 2 boys and 4 girls, one little daughter and a son dying in childhood. Ten years ago they moved to the village and since that time Mr. Oberlin has failed in health.

At the age of 25 years he united with the United Brethern church, and for 4 years was class leader.

He leaves to mourn his lose a widow, 4 children, 3 brothers and 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. The funeral was held from the Christian church Monday at 1 O'clock, Rev. J.C. Meese conducting the services. The remains were laid to rest in the Chippewa cemetery.

Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Parsons

Elizabeth Ann Parsons died at age 85, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Poloort four and one-half miles southwest of Shepherd. Mrs. Parsons lived with her daughter and a son Emory Parsons, three miles northeast of Forest Hill, since her husbands death. Grandsons were pallbearers.

Other children, Mrs. Edward Ettinger of Mt. Pleasant, Mrs. Samuel Zoor of Indiana and a son in Florida.

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Newspaper clipping dated Jan. 18, 1894. Lena French scrapbook.

Albert F. Patch

B. 1848 Clarkefield, Huron Co., 0hio

D. Jan. 12, 1894

M. Feb. 28, 1877 Eva Gordon at Milan,

Survivors: widow; father; 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Father and 1 brother George Patch live in St. Louis; a brother Eugene lives in Montana. The sisters: Adaline Rennels and Mrs. Anna Gager reside in St. Louis.

Funeral Baptist church with Rev. I.N. Shilling officiating.

Burial Salt River Cemetery,

St. Louis, July 25

Cassue D. Perrine

Cassue D. Perrine, a prominent resident of Gratiot county for over 60 years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Neva Nesen, on South Maple street Monday, after two weeks illness.

Mr. Perrine was born at Rives Junction Sept. 17th 1860, and moved with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Perrine, to St. Louis in 1869, where Mr. Perrine was justice of the peace for a number of years, and Cassue attended the St. Louis high school.

He was married in 1883 to Leota Wood of St. Louis and went to live on a farm in Pine River twp, 4 miles northwest of St. Louis, where they made their home ever since and celebrated their golden wedding anniversary last Oct.

Mr. Perrine was a member, deacon and trustee of the Coe Christian church for 50 years. He was also a member of the trustee board of the Rock Lake Christian Assembly.

He is survived by the widow, 1 dau, Mrs. Neva Nesen of St. Louis, 1 son Vern Perrine of Ithaca, and 4 grandchildren.

The funeral will take place at 2:3O o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the home, The Rev. Daniel Perrine of Lansing, a cousin. will officiate and burial will be in the Coe Cemetery. 6 cousins of the Perrine family will act an pallbearers.

Mamie Violet Peterson

Mamie Violet Peterson was born August 11, l88l at Millbrook, Michigan and died at her late home May 26, 1914, aged 32 years 10 months and 15 days.

An infant son, Verl, predeceased her to the home beyond May 5, 1914.

She was united in marriage to Ousta R. May at Forest Hill, Mich, on Aug. 28, 1899.

She leaves to mourn a husband, 4 sons, Cecil Forest, and her parents. Funeral services at the home with Rev. C.E. Davis officiating. Burial in St. Louis Cemetery.

Hand-dated Mar, 1932

Mrs. Perry Post

Mrs. Perry Posts 72 yr. old resident of Coo township, passed away on Sunday night at the box of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. George Post, after an illness of about 15 weeks. With her husband, Mrs. Post had lived for some time in a cozy little home in the yard at the residence of her son, and during her long sickness she was cared for by the husband and children. Last rites for the esteemed lady Wednesday afternoon at 2 O'clock, the funeral service taking place at the Vroman homesteads Interment was made in Salt River cemetery.

Before her marriage Mrs. Post was Florence Grum, the dau. of Mr. and Mrs. David Grum of Shepherd. She was born in Salt River on June 59 1860 and grew to maturity here. In her young womanhood she met and married Mr. Post and the couple established their home not far from her parents' home. Six children came to them and survive with the husband. Mrs. Post was well known in the Coe Community and her death is mourned by many relatives and friends in addition to the family circle.

Rolland Puchert

Rolland Puchert, the 12 year old eon of Mr. and Mrs. A.F. Puchert, died Thursday afternoon after an illness of two weeks, from typhoid fever. He leaves his parents, two sisters and one brother, Warren Puchert.

Rolland Puchert was born in Lincoln township.

Rev. Keifer of the Free Methodist Church officiated at the funeral.

Mrs. W. W. Riches

Mrs. W. W. Riches was born in Byron, Shiawassee county, April 13, 1862, and was married to Wesley W. Riches in Ithaca Aug. 27, l883. They moved to Shepherd in 1884, where they have lived since. She leaves a husband and 3 children, the youngest an infant.

The funeral was held at the M.E. Church and conducted by Rev. D. E. Reed.

Relatives of the deceased who were Present at the funeral were: Sidney and Nellie Pearce of Flint, Calista Conant of Fenton, Nettie Comstock and Mrs. Boyd Wells of Ithaca, and William Manners, wife and daughter of Mt. Pleasant.

Hand dated Dec. 1930

Mrs. Reva (Lloyd) Decker Rowlander

Mrs. Reva Decker Rowlander of Rarlingen, Texas, died age 35 at the home of her sister, Mrs. Iva Welch of Potterville, of Funeral at Diamondale and burial at Winn, in Union cemetery. Son Rodney, also poisoned, survived.


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