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Title: Williamsport, IN Warren Review Thursday, May 10, 1900 Edition
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Miss Loretta Tebbs died at her home in Marshfield, after a lingering illness, Mar 2d, 1900. Miss Tebbs was the daughter of Warren and Elizabeth Tebbs, and was born in Dearborn County, Ind., February 26, 1828. She was the seventh born of twelve children, six boys and six girls; three of these are now living: Mrs. Dr. Roseberry of Independence; Mrs. J. C. Johnson of Williamsport; and Mrs. Lydia Miller of Marshfield. Miss Tebbs was reared amid refining influences and possessed a mind stored with useful knowledge. Intellectual in taste, kind and genial in disposition she made a large circle of personal friends who sincerely mourn her loss. In 1876 under the ministrations of Rev. William Wilmer she united with the Presbyterian Church at Williamsport. She was an earnest student of the Bible and her entire faith in its promises cheered and sustained her as life was slowly and surely ebbing away. To one who stood by her bed, she said, "The Lord is with me right now." Her entire sickness was characterized by her kindness and consideration for those about her. Death came to her like one dropping into a quiet sleep. The funeral rites were conducted according to her direction Thursday morning, Mar 3, 1900, at 10 o'clock. Rev. William Wilmer, assisted by Rev. Mr. McKenknel held services at the home in Marshfield, and interment was made in Hillside Cemetery, Williamsport, near the resting place of father and mother. The pallbearers were: John Gregory, Philip Gemmer, and John Sutton from Williamsport; R.A. Chandler, Henry Alborn and John Miller of Marshfield. About 6 o'clock Monday evening Henry Sowers, aged 17, working for Ed Keister on the Knaur farm in Prairie Township, started to go to the house. He had been harrowing and was riding one horse and leading the other, going along the wire fence. He had gone but a short distance when a bolt of lightning, the report of which was heard for miles, struck him, killing him and the two horses instantly. William Larch passed him in the field as he was going for his cows and spoke to him. Upon his return he saw the horses lying dead and went to see about young Sowers, finding all three dead. Henry was the son of Samuel Sowers. Mrs. Amanda Waymire, widow of the late Solomon Waymire, died at Rensselaer, Ind., last Thursday evening from paralysis. The body was brought to Independence via Attica last Saturday, where interment was made. She was born in this county in 1832, and was in her 69th year. A nephew, Fred Waymire, and son-in-law, J. H. McDonald, accompanied the remains. Her husband died in 1898 and is buried at Independence. Mrs. Sarah Louiza Kisling was born September 22, 1847, died April 24, 1900. Her age was 52 years, 7 months and 2 days. She was the daughter of Mrs. Vilindia J. Crawford, who still lives on the old homestead southwest of Williamsport. Two sisters still live-one with her mother, the wife of J. D. Chambers of this place. On March 28th, 1867, she was united in marriage to Moses Kistling. Of this union five children were born-Charles, Harlie, Clarence, Viola and Mae. All are living but Viola, who died at infancy. Mrs. Kistling had been a sufferer for many years. On Thanksgiving Day, in 1886, she was taken sick and for 19 weeks was confined to her bed. This was the beginning of an affliction that remained with her and caused her death. She was a member of the Christian Church. On Monday evening, August 23, 1898, at revival services conducted at Clear Branch schoolhouse, she made the "good confession" and on the following Lord's Day was buried with the Lord in baptism. This was a step she had longed to take and when taken brought to her one of the happiest moments in her life. Her impaired health kept her from attending many of the churches' services, but her heart was there, and what she was able to do she did that the Master's cause might prosper. She was patient and even cheerful with her affliction. She loved good literature and brightened many hours with good books and papers. She leaves a host of friends, for all that knew her praised her. Death came to her suddenly, but she did not leave unprepared. Her faith was in the risen and living Savior. To such He had said, "Because I live, ye shall live also." "I am the resurrection and the Life, he that believeth in me though he die yet shall he live." The funeral services were held in the Christian Church and conducted by Rev. G. H. Clarke, assisted by Rev. Wm Wilmer. The body was laid to rest in Hillside Cemetery. Died at his home in Watseka, Wednesday evening at 5:30 o'clock, April 25, 1900, Mr. Stephen Cissna, aged 85 years, 2 months and 16 days. Stephen Cissna was born in Ross County, Ohio, February 9, 1815. He removed to Lafayette, Ind., in 1836, and the next year to Warren County of the same state. In 1856, he came to Iroquois County, settling first in Pigeon Grove Township, but afterwards (in 1867) he moved to his farm east of twon, where he remained until 16 years ago when he came to this city. He was married twice, his first wife, Elizabeth Miller, dying in 1858. In 1864 he married Miss Clara Hawk who survives him. By his first marriage, three children were born to him, Charles M., George K., and Sarah Francis, the latter only surviving. From an injury, sustained by falling near the house some months ago, he never recovered. His final dissolution came peacefully last Wednesday evening and his last words were, "All is well." Sorrowing relatives and a large concourse of friends and neighbors, after a short service at the home, conducted by Revs. Stocking and Ferrell followed his bier to the city of the dead on Friday afternoon and tenderly laid his body away, near the old farmhouse where he had lived so long. Few men have enjoyed the confidence and respect of the community, as has Mr. Cissna. He was an honored and useful citizen, always willing to assume the responsibility of an active participation in the affairs of life until the weight of years bore him down. He grew old gracefully and old and young found in him always a friends and helper. -Watseka Republican, Watseka, Ill., May 2nd, 1900 In the early 40's, deceased was in business in Williamsport at the time of the town's most prosperous times, when the Wabash River was the only means of transportation for merchandise from Cincinnati, New Orleans and the East. In 1854, Mr. Cissna and W. B. Miller, now of Steuben Township, were associated in business under the firm name of Cissna & Miller. Deceased was one of the most progressive and enterprising citizens of the town, and was largely instrumental in advancing the interests of the town in the '50's. It was in the store of the deceased that Wm Hastings shot and killed William Armsworth, a man almost in the last stages of consumption. Hastings was tried and acquitted and in the evening of the day of the trial, the jury brought in the verdict. The friends of Hastings were so rejoiced that they carried Hastings on their shoulders about the courthouse square. Several are still living in the county who well remember Mr. Cissna and the events of those days in the '50's. Leah Kimmerling was born April 1, 1832, died April 17, 1900, aged 68 years and 16 days. She was married to George R. Livengood September 26, 1852, and with him lived in happy marriage estate for 48 years. To their union were born two children, twin sisters, on January 12, 1854, Arabella and Ladessa. Ladessa died July 14, 1855, and less than three months later the sister, Arabella, followed her to the other world, October 2, 1855. Mrs. Livengood had been reared in the Lutheran faith, but united with the Methodist Church after her marriage, and for 42 years lived in that church a devoted, blameless Christian life. The married life of Mr. and Mrs. Livengood was spent in Warren County. Twenty years were spent in Williamsport and 28 years upon the farm where Mrs. Livengood died. Their home life was happy. The influence of Mrs. Livengood was a benediction to the community in which she lived. She leaves a host of friends to mourn her loss, to love her character and to believe with a faith unwavering that the richest possession of the eternal world will be her heritage.

Date: 5/10/1900
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003688
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 9/24/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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