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Title: Obituaries Williamsport, IN. Warren Review Thursday, February 18, 1904 Edition
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Sarah Jane Schoonover-Lewis was born July 4, 1837, in Williamsport, Ind., her parents being Stephen and Sarah Schoonover. Her entire life was spent here. In 1855 she was united in marriage to Philip W. Lewis at her home, and at the same time Hiram Johnson and Miss Nettie Vroman were married, it being a double wedding. The ceremony was performed by Rev. James Thompson, the pastor at that time of the Methodist church; early in the morning. and immediately after the two happy couples embarked in a stage and went to Greencastle, Ind., to spend a few days on a wedding tour. To mr. and Mrs. Lewis two children, a son and daughter, were born - Carson, who died at the age of 5 years, and Kate, who died at the age of 11 years. When a girl she united with the Methodist church and remained a consistent and active member of the church to her death. She was one of the charter members of the foreign Missionary Society of the church, in which she took an active interest up to her last illness. She had also long been a member of the Eastern Star, having been actively engaged in its Sisterhood under the orginal Ritual of over thirty years ago. She suffered patiently for over twelve years with the disease, which caused her death. During that long struggle for health everything was done which would alleviate her condition. Her husband was taken ill and being anxious for him she attempted to minister to his comfort. A few days after she was taken with the grip and lived but a few days, departing this life Friday, February 12, 1904, at 2 o'clock p.m., and interment was made in hillside cemetery under the auspices of the Order of the Easter Star. The pallbearers were: J.D. Gallaher, P.W. Fleming, J.C. Stephens, J.M. Webb, W.B. Durborow and J.C. McCord. Many beautiful flowers covered the casket, among which were a spray of pink carnations and ferns given by the ladies' Aid Society, and a spray of white carnations and ferns by the Ladies' Missionary Society. Obituary- Mrs. Maria Weidman-Burnard-Meder was born in Wertenburg, Germany, September 2, 1833, and died February 14, 1904, aged 70 years, 5 months and 12 days. She was the daughter of Maria and John Weidman. In 1858 she was married to John Burnard. To this union were born two children, Fred and John, of whom John still survives her. Her husband died in 1865. She came to this country in 1868 and was united in marriage to George Meder in February 1869, by Rev. Wm. Wilmer. To this union were born three children - Rose, George and Elizabeth, all of whom survive her. Deceased was always a believer in Christ from childhood up to the time of her death. She has been a constant sufferer for the past five years with a complication of diseases. She was ever ready to help in sickness and ever faithful to home and family. A most patient sufferer during these years of affliction, and when death was near was ready to say "God's will not our, be done." She was conscious almost to the last and bade the family and friends goodbye, saying she hoped to meet them in Heaven. Obituary- Hamilton Nowles was born in Ohio in 1826 and when a boy moved to Indiana with his parents, James and Susanna Nowles, locating in Fountain County. Shortly after his parents died, leaving him alone in the world he learned farming, and in 1843 he learned the trade of a blacksmith, which he afterwards followed. In 1848 he was married to Miss Delia Simpson, who bore him eight children. In 1866 his wife died. In 1868 he again married his second wife being Harriet Chapman, and to them were born four children. On March 20, 1865, he was mustered into the service in Company C, 154th Indiana Regiment, and served until August 4, 1865, when he was mustered out and returned home. He died at his home in Independence on Monday, February 15, 1904, leaving a wife and several adult children. The funeral was conducted at the U.B. church yesterday at 10:30 o'clock a.m. Rev. Mr. Dwyer officiating, and interment was made in the Independence cemetery. He was a member of the G.A.A., and an esteemed and influential citizen, aged 78 years. The Harvest of Death- Mrs. Nora Nichols, the wife of Levi Nichols, living at the Indiana Mineral Springs, in this county, died at her home after a brief illness on Friday, February 12, 1904. She was the daughter of David Labonty and was born in Illinois March 12, 1884, and at there death was 19 years and 11 months of age. She died of blood poison and leaves a husband and young babe. Dr. McCollough was her attending physician. The funeral was conducted at the schoolhouse at Kramer on Sunday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. William Wilmer officiating. Interment was made in the Copeland cemetery.

Date: 2/18/1904
Origin: Warren Review Extracted From Mircro Film
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003876
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 8/21/2015
Entered By: Chris Brown

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