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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review - Thursday, February 23, 1893 Edition
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Henry Held was born at Allsenz, Bavaria, October 15th, 1832, and died at his home in this place, February 12th, 1893, aged 60 years, 3 months and 27 days. Mr. Held, whose death we commemorate in these lines, emigrated with his parents, Jacob and Elizabeth Held, together with other children from Germany, in the summer of 1835, the family settling in Massillon, Ohio, where his parents lived until death. Mr. Held was reared to manhood in this, the family's adopted state, and recieved good common school education from its schools. As was the custom in those days Henry went, at the age of fourteen years, to serve as an apprentice for four years in the harness business with a Mr. Buckious of Canton, O., serving faithfully his term and attaining the position of a workman. In 1851 he first came to Williamsport and began working at his trade for his brother Jacob, who had preceded him. In two years after he became a partner in the business, and so closely and carefully did he continue to apply himself to business that, three years later, he was able to purchase his brother's entire interst and from that time to his death, successfully conducted the business himself, and so careful was he of the feelings and wants of his customers, that everyone who traded with him was made a friend, and no opposition was ever started against him. He came to Williamsport a poor boy in the sense of worldly possessions, and by his industry and careful financiering in addition to providing liberally for a large family, left them very comfortably situated at his death. Mr. Held was twice married and was the father of twelve children, eight of which still sruvive him. In July 1856, he was united in marriage to Miss Nancy Myroth of Canton, O., death separating them in the early part of 1868. From this union, six children - two sons and four daughters - were born, three of them dying in infancy, and three - Mrs. Ella Buch of Massillon, O., Mrs. Kate Kapp of Orrville, O., and Miss Nellie, surviving him. In December 1868, he was united by his second marriage to Miss Helena Koehler of Williamsport, with whom he lived until death. From this union, six children - four sons and two daughters - were born, one dying in infancy, and five - Fred, Louisa, John, Eddie and Viola, surviving him. He had one grandson, Earl Buch. Henry Held was one of Williamsport's best citiznes, and his death after but a severe illness of two days, resulting immediately from blood poison, the result of a slight bruise, but indirectly from general debility, as he had been failing for the past six months, was a great shock to our people, many not yet having learned of his illness. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and also both Masonic and Odd Fellow fraternities, and a model citizen; those knowing him best apprectiating him most. He was consientious; a friend to the poor, and had for his constant arm the public's good and the bettering of mankind. The funeral services, conducted by the Rec. Wm Wilmer and under the direction of the Masonic order, attended by the Odd Fellows as a logde, and by a large number of citizens, were held from the family residence at 2 p.m. Tuesday, after which the procession, headed by the Williamsport band, took up its solemn ceremonies, the remains were lain to rest. Mrs. Polly Ford, for years a resident of this county, passed quietly away Feb. 12, 1893, at 3 o'clock a.m. Death here brought its own excuse in the form of consumption. She leaves three children, all boys, William, Joseph and Fredrick, the latter two residing with their mother in Marshfield. She was born in 1842. She expressed her willingness to die when angel of death should come. The Rev. Myers of State Line City preached the funeral services at the Presbyterian Church at 10 a.m., Feb. 13th, after which interment took place at the Redwood Cemetery. Dear children, remember she was spared to you through childhood, guided your footsteps, and tonight you know right from wrong, and may you ever remember her teachings. Once her arm was thy support, now it is cold in death. She has passed beyond our sight - gone to those many mansions in the sky where no night of dreary winter ever comes. E. S. Walker of West Lebanon, died at Brooksville, Florida last Thursday morning at 9 o'clock where he had gone in hope that the balmy climate would give him relief from that dread disease, consumption, with which he was afflicted. Elmer Walker was born in West Lebanon in 186*, and was a printer by trade. In 1879 he entered the State University as a cadet from Warren County, graduating in 1881. He was a major on the military staff of the late General Hovey, and after his death 1886, Mr. Walker was appointed colonel of the Indiana division Sons of Veterans. At that time the order consisted of only about a dozen camps. Mr. Walker took hold of the organization and by hard work and untiring efforts raised it to its present high standard. He served in the capacity of Colonal for three years. The remains, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Brooke and Mrs. Walker of this city, arrived at West Lebanon last Sunday afternoon where they were taken in charge by the K. P. organizations of that place and Williamsport. A short funeral service was conducted at the olf family residence at 3 o'clock, Rev. Wilmer of this city officiating, after which interment took place in the West Lebanon Cemetery. One of the oldest merchants of Montmorenci, Samuel Godman, died last Thursday from effects of a fall on the ice. He was buried today, the funeralbeing conducted by Rev. Villis. He had a host of friends and devoted wife to mourn his death.

Date: 2/23/1893
Origin: Warren Review extracted from microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003398
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 1/28/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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