Lena French scrapbook.

Mrs. George Yarnell

Ella Nora Jason, daughter of John and Mary Jason, was born Nov. 6, 1867, near Palolt Ionia Co., where she lived until she was 14 years of age. Then she moved to Isabella Co. where she spent the remainder of her life.

She was united in marriage with George Yarnell, Aug. 15, 1886 and 6 children were born, one of whom died in infancy. She leaves her husband; 1 son and 4 daughters who are: Otto Yarnell and Mrs. Bertha Brooks of Shepherd, Mrs. Grace Slueser of Ashley, Mrs. Bessie Young and Mrs. Blanche Allen of North Star. She also is survived by 2 sisters Mrs. Mary Alleman of Shepherd and Mrs. Flora Allen of Durand; 12 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, besides a number of more distant relatives and a host of friends.

Mrs. Yarnell united with the Christian church about 20 years ago and attended church services whenever possible as long as her health would permit. She had been in poor health for several years and died in the Traverse City hospital March 12, 1934 at the age of 66 years, 4 months and 6 days.

Funeral services were held at the home of her son Otto Yarnell, Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial was in Salt River cemetery. The Rev. W,R. Bell officiated.

Lena French scrapbook Courtesy of Leo and Rose Cohoon

Oakdale, (Calif.) Graphic

Dr. J. P. Young

Dr. John Phillip Young was born in Jefferson county, Pa. October 7, 1842. Re was the fifth son of Rev. J. G. and Lydia Young. He attended the Jefferson, Pa. Academy, later the University of Keokuk, Ia.

Enlisted at age 17, and served during the Civil War under Gen. Thomas.

He taught school a number of years and was superintendent of schools of Isabella county, Michigan.

He married Sarah A. Murtha on Feb. 9, 1871. Five children were born to this union of whom three are deceased, Elton, Nellie and an infant son, the other two are Dr. Audley Young and Miss Ethel Young.

Dr. Young came to California in 1882 and remained until 1898. He returned to California in 1902.

Surviving are his wife, son Audley, daughter Ethel, brother-in-law Prof. R. E. Murtha, two brothers, A.T. Young of Mt. Pleasant, Mich. and A.E. Young of Crystal, a sister Mrs. Caroline Stahlman of Shepherd, Michigan and other relatives.

The funeral was held from the family residence.

Interment was in Citizens cemetery under the auspicies of the Masons.

Hand dated Feb. 19, 1932

Miss Margaret Young

Miss Margaret Young, niece of Dr. W.C. Young of Shepherd died Friday at Rivardale which had been her home since birth.

She was 21 years old the month just preceding her death, which was due to cerebral hemorrhage

Miss Young had been in poor health the last 18 months and had submitted to 6 operations. She had been training for the profession of nurse in the Sparrow hospital in Lansing. A quite frequent visitor in Shepherd, she was well-known and highly regarded here.

The young woman was a member of the M.E. church in Riverdale where her father, John Young, is postmaster. Her mother and a sister, Miss Ruth, who is an attendant at the state home for the feeble minded in Lapeer, also survive. Mrs Lydia White and Sumner Young of the Shepherd community are the aunt and uncle of the deceased girl.

The funeral was hold Sunday at 1:30 at the church and the body was brought here for interment in the Young lot in Salt River cemetery.

Lena French scrapbook

Hand-dated May 3

Adeline Zagelseyer

Mrs. Max Zageliteyer, nee Adeline Myers, was born near Shepherd in May 1865 on the farm now owned by Andrew Brickner. Her parents were Joseph and Margret Myers. She passed away Sunday morning after an illness of nearly a year. She was married in 1886 to Max Zagelseyer, they have since made their home here with the exception of four years they homesteaded in the Upper Peninsula.

Surviving are the husband and two children, Gladys Gotcheff and Glen, both of Detroit. Brothers and sisters now living are; Mrs. E.C. Wilson of Santa Ana, California; Mary Rivetts, Mrs. Geo, Vredenburg and Mrs. C. Myers of Shepherd; Ralph Myers of Long Beach, California; Grant Myers of Cheney, Washington; Mrs Martha Walker of Cadillac; and Mrs. Burton Allen of Clare.

Mrs. Zagelmeyer was lovingly and tenderly cared for by her daughter Gladys, who came from Detroit as soon as word reached her she was stricken

Funeral services were held at two o'clock on Tuesday afternoon at the Rasa Funeral Home, Rev. W.B.Phillips officiating burial at Salt River Cemetery.

Obit saved by Ruth Shouey, Shepherd, Mich. Source unknown

Alice E. Ziegler

The death of Miss Alice Elizabeth Ziegler, 73 years old
and an old resident of this community, occurred Saturday forenoon at 11 o'clock at the home of her sister Mrs. Mary Shouey, in Shepherd. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at 1:30 at the house. The Rev. W. R. Bell officiated and interment was in Salt River cemetery.
Miss Ziegler was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Ziegler who came here about 70 years ago from Ohio where she was born. They resided for a long time on a farma mile north of Shepherd. Her parents preceded her in death, as did one brother.
Miss Ziegler's death ended a protracted illness.

Mrs. Mary Zigler Shouey

Mrs. Mary Zigler Shouey, a resident of the Shepherd community for many years, died Monday night at the home where she and her daughter had resided. She had been in ill health the past several months, but was confined to her bed but a few days.

She was a charter member of Coe Chapter No. 98, Order of the Eastern Star in Shepherd and was a devoted member of the Church of Christ.

Mary Elnora Zigler was born at Salt River (now Shepherd)

Aug. 20, 1863. Surviving are a son Guy Shouey of Alma, two daughters Miss Lottie and Miss Ruth Shouey of Shepherd, both of whom resided with their mother, and several grandchildren. Funeral services were to be held at 2:30 o'clock Thurs. afternoon at the home and burial in the Salt River cemetery, beside her husband.

Hand dated 1936

Mrs. Zeigler

Miss Elizabeth Rutter was born in Lancaster county, Pa. February 7, 1829, and died in this village Thursday March lst 1904. She was united in marriage to John G. Zeigler, in 1853. In 1856 they moved to Stark County, Ohio and came from there to Coe township, Isabella county in l863, where they have since resided. She was the mother of seven children namely; Elias, Henry, John, Margaret, Amanda, Alice and Mary, of whom are still living. She was a lady loved and respected by all who knew her; kind to everybody and always ready to minister to those who were suffering, and in her death, the community looses a truly noble person. The funeral was held Sunday from the M.E. church Rev. Cookson conducting the services, after which the remains were placed in Salt River cemetery.

Obit saved by Ruth Shouey Shepherd, Mich. Source unknown

John G. Ziegler Pioneer

John G. Ziegler was born in Saxony, Germany, July 13, 1831. When but a small child, he lost his father by death. At the age of 10 years, his mother brought him to this country. They landed at Baltimore, Md, and from there they went to Pennsylvania, living near the city of Lancaster. Here he was united in holy matrimony to Elizabeth Rutter. This union was blessed with 7 children; Mr. and Mrs. Ziegler moved to Wayne county, Ohio, where they lived for some time. In 1863, they came to Isabella county. On March 16, 1864, they both obeyed the gospel of Jesus Christ and united with the Christian church in Shepherd. Twelve years ago they moved to this village. After a residence here of six years, Mr. Ziegler lost the companion of his life’s journey, his faithful wife going hence to await his coming on the other shore. For a number of years preceding his death, Mr. Ziegler's health had not been good. In the last Springtime, it was thought he could not survive his infirmities. However, he rallied, so that he was able to be around for a season.

One week ago last Sunday, he took to his bed. His condition grew gradually worse until Saturday last, when he departed this life,being at that time 78 years ll months, 5 days old.

The funeral was held at the Christian church Monday. There was a large attendance, including members of the Masonic fraternity of which Mr. Ziegler had been a member for more than 40 years. He leaves 1 son, 2 daughters, and 4 grandchildren besides a large circle of friends to mourn their loss.


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