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OLDEST WOMAN IN CANAL DOVER DIES YESTERDAY.
The oldest resident of Canal Dover, Mrs. Henrietta Tritt, aged 93 years and
five months, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Bernhard, East Front
Street, Dover, at 3:30 o'clock Saturday morning. Death was caused by
infirmities of old age after an illness of about three years.
Mrs. Tritt was the oldest person living in Canal Dover. She was the oldest
member of St. John's Evangelical church of Dover.
She was born in Wuttenberg, Germany in 1820. In 1842 she was married in
Germany and she and her husband came to this country in 1845. For the past
forty years, since the death of her husband, she had lived in Dover.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Bernhard, ten grandchildren,  20 great
grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
The funeral services will be held from the residence of her daughter. The
interment will be made in the Maple Grove cemetery.
b. 1820   d. Sept 1913.

MRS. REED DEAD
Mrs. Louisa Reed died at her home near Mt. Tabor Tuesday noon at the age of
80 years. She was truly a mother in Israel. She left two children, Jacob D.
Reed and Miss Catherine Reed. Her funeral will occur Thursday the cortege
leaving the house at one o'clock, with burial at East Fair street cemetery.
b.  18 Feb 1824    d.  17 May 1904

Mrs. Elizabeth Rippel aged 85 years, died at the residence of her son, George
Rippel, in this place (Dover) on Wednesday last, and was buried on Thursday
in the family lot in the New Philadelphia cemetery. She was a highly
respected old lady and her funeral was very largely attended. One by one our
early settlers are dropping off.
b. 1 March 1792   d. 28 Nov 1876

MRS. TRITT DIES IN HER 82 YEAR
Funeral services were conducted in the Tritt home in Abbyville Monday morning
for Mrs. Johanna Tritt, who died Friday in her eighty-second year. Burial was
made in Canal Dover, former home of Mrs. Tritt.
She was the widow of the late John Christian Tritt, who died in 1906, and a
family of sons and daughters survives her.
b.  6 Oct. 1847   d. 11 Jan 1929

MRS. RIPPEL, 63, DROPSY VICTIM. LIVED IN DOVER FOR 47 YEARS.
Mrs. Mary Rippel, 63 wife of Albert Rippel, a resident of Dover for 47 years,
died Friday at 8:30 a.m. at her home in Lincoln Ave., Dover, following an
illiness of several years duration with dropsey. She had been bedfast for
nine months.
Mrs. Rippel was born in Townline, N.Y.
She was a member of the Grace Lutheran church and was an active member of the
missionary society of that church.
Surviving are her husband and five children, as follows: Harvey, Howard,
Elmer and Albert Jr., all of Dover and Miss Anna Rippel at home. One sister,
Mrs. Wm Earnest, Buffalo, N.Y. also survives.
b. Sept 1862   d. 30 Oct 1925

ALBERT RIPPEL TAKEN BY DEATH
Albert Rippel, 76, retired coal miner and life long resident of Dover, died
at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the home of his son Howard Rippel, E. Second St. Death
was caused by complications of diseases.
Mr. Rippel was born in Dover on April 26, 1856. He was a member of the Odd
Fellows Lodge and the Grace Luthern church.
Surviving relatives include four sons, Harvey, Albert, Elmer, and Howard, all
of Dover, one brother, Jacob Rippel of Dover, 16 grandchildren and one great
grandchild. Two children preceded him in death. His wife died a number of
years ago.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.pm. from the home of Howard
Rippel, Second St. with Rev. Paul F. Ebert officiating. Burial will be in
Maple Grove Cemetery. Odd Fellows will have charge of services at the grave.
b. 26 April 1856  d. 7 Nov 1932

HARVEY RIPPEL
Harvey Rippel, 67, former roller at the American Sheet and Tin Plate Co.
plant in Dover, died at 4:30 a.m. today at his home at 301 Marion Ave. He had
been ill for the last three months.
Mr. Rippel was born Sept 13, 1880, in Dover, a son of Albert and Mary Young
Rippel and was employed at the American Sheet and Tin Plate Co. for 38 years.
Later he was an employee of the Tuscarawas co. highway department.
He leaves his widow, Ruth Graham Rippel, and two sons, Eugene L. of Chicago
and Dorner of Birmingham, Ala. one grandchild and one great-grandchild; and
two brothers, Elmer of Dover and Albert of Cleveland.
He was a member of Grace Luthern church and the Protected Home Circle.
Funeral arrangements in charge of the Toland Funeral Home, have not been
completed. Friends may call at the Rippel home after 2 p.m. Sunday.
b. 13 Sept 1880   d. 6 Dec 1947

RIPPEL SERVICES.
Services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in Meese Funeral Home for Mrs. Ruth
Graham Rippel, 86, OF 501 Marion St. Dover. She died Monday morning in Union
Hospital wher she had been a patient since April 27 after suffering a stroke
in her home.
Rev. Herbert M. Schlotterbeck of Grace Luthern Church will officiate with
interment in Evergreen Burial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home
Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.
b. 19 Sept 1882  d. 8 May 1967

RIPPEL SERVICES
Services will be held Friday 2:30 p.m. in the Lewis Funeral Home for Dorner
K. Rippel, 48, of 301 Marion Ave., who died early yeasterday. The Rev. Carl
Driscoll of Grace Luthern Church will officiate. Interment will be in
Evergreen Burial Park at New Philadelphia.
Friends may call at the funeral home tonight from 7 to 9 and Thursday from 2
to 4 and 7 to 9. The church council will hold memorial rites there at 7:15
Thursday with Masonic rites at 8.
Mr. Rippel was a drummer for the Philharmonic Orchestra.
b. 19 Dec 1907  d. 23 Oct 1956

DEATH TAKES MISS RIPPEL. NERVOUS BREAKDOWN PROVES FATAL.
Miss Anna Rippel died today at 3 a.m., at her home at Lincoln Ave.,  Dover,
where she was born and resided all her life, of a nervous breakdown. She had
been ill for a year and bedfast for six weeks.
Surviving are her father, with whom she lived, Albert Rippel, and four
brothers, Harvey, Howard, Albert Jr. and Elmer, all of Dover.
Her mother Mrs. Mary Rippel died a year ago.
Miss Rippel was a member of Grace Luthern church, Dover.
b. 15 Oct. 1855   d. 6 Nov 1926

MRS. TRITT DIES IN HER 82 nd. YEAR.
Funeral services were conducted in the Tritt home in Abbyville Monday morning
for Mrs. Johanna Tritt, who died Friday in her eighty-second year. Burial was
made in Canal Dover, former home of Mrs. Tritt.
She was the widow of the late John Christian Tritt, who died in 1906, and a
family of sons and daughters survives her.
b. 6 Oct. 1847  d. 11 Jan 1929

LOSES LIFE IN BURNING HOME.
Frank L. Menegay, a well known farmer residing near Maximo, was burned to
death early Sunday morning when he entered his burning home in order to
secure clothing for his wife and two children, Magdalene and Lawrence, who
had escaped through a second story window.
Mr. Menegay had kindled the kitchen stove and went to the barn to do his
work. When he returned to the house he found the interior burning briskly. He
called to the members of his family and they escaped in their night clothes.
Mr. Menegay rushed into the house to get some clothing but never came out
again. After the house was burned the only part of his body found was a
portion of the spinal column. This was taken in charge by Undertaker Paquelet
and placed in a casket.
Mr. Menegay was aged 51 years. The members of his family who are living are
his wife, who was Miss Ida Monat, Mrs. Sherman Cunin, Harvey Menegay,
Lawrence and Magdalena Menegay. His aged parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Menegay
are living at Canton, and the following brothers and sisters survive: Joseph
Menegay of Cleveland, Louis and Alfred Menegay of Louisville, Mrs. Mary
Frank, Mrs. Daniel  Wearstler, Mrs. John Re(unable to read)  and Ed Menegay
of Canton.
Funeral services were held at St. Joseph's Catholic church at Maximo Tuesday
morning and were conducted by Rev. E. T. Calvey. Burial was made in the
Maximo cemetery.
B.  27 April 1861.  D. 23 Nov 1913   From the Louisville Herald
 

The Kenton Times, Kenton, OH, Hardin County
Jan. 5, 1976
Miller, Mrs. Elsie Mae, 85
Marysville
Services will be at 1 pm Tuesday at the Pharisburg United Methodist church with the Rev. Paul Cocklin officiating.  Burial will be in the Hopewell Cemetery in Union County.    She died at 11:55 p.m. Friday at Grady memorial Hospital in Delaware.  She resided all her life in the Union county area and was a member of the Pharisburg United Methodist Church, the Alicia Class of the church, was a charter member and a past president of the Union county Chapter 41, Blue
Star Mothers club and a member of the Past Presidents Club.  She was a teacher of the Loyal Berean Sunday School class and a former 4-H club adviser.
Surviving are her widower, Ivan S. Miller; a son, Paul E. of Marion; two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Cooper and Mrs. Harold ( Miriam) Hildreth of Marysville; four brothers, J. Ray Parrott of Kenton; Donald Parrott of Magnetic Springs, Chester Parrott of Prospect, and the Rev. Harry Parrott of Cleveland; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Cunningham of Marysville and Mrs. Edwin (Gertrude) Manville of Ostrander; two grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.   Friends may call at the Ballinger Funeral Home in Richwood.

Dec. 27, 1928 Obits, Coshocton Tribune, OH
GRACE MARIE (MILLER) MIDDLEMUS
 Mrs. W.C. MIddlemus, age 28, Conesville, died at her home from complications and influenza. She had been in ill health for 3 years.
   She was born in Oakdale Pa on July 1, 1900.  Her maiden name was Miller.  She was twice married, first to a Mr. Sample, (sic) and later to Mr. Middlemus.
   She is survived by a son, Wilmer Sample, 6 step-children, her mother, Mrs. Ella Miller of Pa. and 3 sisters, Mrs. Ona Harsey, (sic) Uhrichsville, Mrs. Anna McIlaney, (sic) McDonald Pa, and Mrs. Clara Riser, McKeesport, Pa.
    She is buried in Oakdale Cemetery, Oakdale, Pa.

THE XENIA GAZETTE, FRIDAY - SEPTEMBER 10, 1880
XENIA, OHIO, GREENE COUNTY
   The death of Granville Moody ARY, of Paintersville, son of John ARY,
last week was a sad affair. It seems from the best we can learn, that he
and a brother-in-law named Thomas, had been scuffling some ten or twelve
days before, and that Thomas becoming tired wanted to quit, and so told
young ARY, but the latter feeling in the mood, kept on. Finally Thomas
told ARY that if he didn't stop that he would stick a knife into him. ARY
replied sportingly; " Oh, you wouldn't do that," and kept on plaguing
Thomas. Thomas had become angered and did stick a knife into ARY'S knee. 
This of course ended the matter for the time being, but it was a sad
affair for ARY. For some reason unknown to us, poisoning of the blood
ensued, and ARY after suffering greatly, died from the wound. He was aged
18 years. The funeral took place on Sabbath last, the burial being at
Woodland Cemetery, this city.

XENIA DAILY GAZETTE AND TORCHLIGHT, XENIA, OHIO
TUESDAY EVENING, APRIL 9, 1901
Hannah Bales was born in Virginia April 9, 1815 and died at her late home April 5, 1901. Had she lived until Tuesday, she would have been 86 years
old. She came to Ohio with her parents and settled in Greene County on the farm now owned by Mr. E. R. Hagler when she was 18 years old and has
lived in this community ever since.  She was married to Mr. Elisha Bales November 1857 who preceded her to the spirit world 29 years ago.
She was a hard working woman doing all kinds of farm work. It was a very common thing to see her building fence, pulling or cutting weeds. She
loved to work and did this kind of work of her own choice. She united with the M. E. Church Feb. 10, 1875. Rev. Jacob C. Smith, a local
preacher, was holding meetings near where the Ms. Tabor School House now stands, and Hannah Bales, with many others, joined the church.
All who knew her to be a true, loyal, and humble follower of Jesus.  Of her father's family, she leaves three brothers; Henry, Morton, and
Philip Cultice of Indiana and one sister, Mrs. Sarah Hodge of Topeka, Kan.   Having lived at her late home 44 years, she was known by very many, and
among these she leaves a host of friends, besides kindred relations.   She came to the end of life trusting her all in Jesus, and she found Him,
the truest of all Friends. He was with her to the end and then called her to be with him forever.
Funeral Easter Sabbath afternoon. Burial in Woodland Cemetery. Xenia, Oh.

THE NEWS, JANUARY 29, 1897
YELLOWSPRINGS, OHIO, GREENE COUNTY
MARY NEFF TURNER
Mary NEFF, daughter of John and Nancy HICKORY NEFF, was born 
September 25, 1806 in Moorefield, Grant County., Virginia, died January 22, 1897,
being 90 years, 3 months, and 28 days old.
   Soon after her birth her parents moved to Pendleton, Pendleton Co.,
West Virginia, where during the war of 1812 she remembered the soldiers
going to the war. About 1814 when 8 years of age, her parents concluded
to go West, they went in wagons as far as Coshecton, Ohio, where they
remained about 3 years. While living there she remembered seeing the
Indians coming to town horseback with hams and venison hung across the
horses shoulders. The squaws carrying their papooses upon their backs.
Muster day was a great event in Coshocton in those days. 
   About 1817 her parents concluded  to go farther west. They next
located  in Newton Tp. Muskingum river Co., along the Muskingum river
where her father made barrels for the salt works. It is while living here
that she met and married James TURNER, a boat Captain running on the
rivers from Zanesville, Ohio to New Orleans.
   After their marriage they began housekeeping near Mr. TURNERS mothers
in Newton Township. Having quit the river he began farming. In those days
farming was a difficult task. Forest had to be cleared and then new
grounds had to be tilled. While hauling logs with their two horses, a log
slipped off the wagon rolling onto one of the horses and killing it. This
was at that time a heavy loss. They were compelled to borrow another
horse until they were able to purchase one. Wolves, panthers, bears, etc.
were numerous in those days, and to raise stock was a risky business. For
you knew not how soon wild animals would break in among the stock and
kill a number of them. At times it wasn't  safe to go out after night for
fear of being killed by a panther. By their  perseverence they begun to
accumulate some property. Their main crop was tobacco, of which they
raised a great deal. In those days they used dry house to dry the
tobacco. One season ater they had their crop in the dry house and almost
ready to take down, the house caught fire, and everything was destroyed.
The loss was very discouraging.
   They attended the markets in Zanesville and would have to start about
midnight in order to get there in time. There being no bridges scarcely,
it was a dangerous trip when the waters were high.
   In 1851 they moved to Bruskcreek Township where they purchased a farm
and built a large house. They had a sugar camp from which they derived a
revenue, also run a cane mill and sawmill on Brush Creek. The Zanesville
markets were still attended. Their family of 10 children had by this time
become large enough to assist in farming etc. In the fall of 1870 they
concluded to go farther West where the country was more level. They sold
their farm and had a sale and moved to Roseville ( Perry County side )
and in the Spring moved to Breman, Fairfield Co., where they looked for a
farm, but not liking the country, moved to Springfield in the Fall where
they looked up a farm. In April 1872, they purchased and moved to the
farm here, where Mr. TURNER died July 11, 1877, at the age of 74 years.
Mrs. TURNER had 4 sisters, Mrs. Dinah RAMEY, Mrs. Sarah TURNER,
(deceased) Mrs. Harriet WORSTALL, and Mrs. Elizabeth MANN, the latter two
are still living. Mrs. WORSTALL aged 88, residing in Zanesville, O., and
Mrs. MANN aged 81, living in Leavenworth, Kansas. She had 2 brothers,
Aron and Jacklin, both deceased. The formers decendants reside in
Cincinnati, O., and the latters in Zanesville. She also had 2 half
sisters and 3 half brothers, the families of 2 step mothers. 
   Two sons, J.M. TURNER, of Macon, Missouri, and A.M. TURNER, of this
place, and one daughter, Mrs. Henry PLETCHER, of Roseville, O., survive
her, also 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
   She became a member of the M.E. Church when a young girl. After
marriage she transfered her letter to the Presbyterian church, having
followed the teachings of her master for nearly a century. She was a
member of the Presbyterian church in YellowSprings. She had been unable
to attend services for several years owing to her age and infirmities,
but she found great delight and consolation in her Bible reading. Besides
reading the Bible she read church literature and also secular matter. She
was always an interested reader of The News. 
   Since her husbands death she has resided with her son, Milton on the
farm except a year or two  spent with her daughter at Roseville. Her
death was due to an eparterial growth causing paralisis of the muscles of
degulutition. During her sickness which was first noticed on her 90th
birthday, she frequently gave expression to the following viz: Blessed
father, Blessed son, and Blessed holy spirit."  She seemed glad to know
that she would soon join her friends on the other shore.
   The funeral services were conducted at the house on Monday January 25,
by Rev. B.F. LUTHER, of YellowSprings.
   Interment was in the beautiful Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield, Ohio.


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