This is the tombstone of Emil and Myrtle Brandt, located in row 10 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed BRANDT, Myrtle E., 1906-1981; Emil F., 1900-1954.
Countian Dies Assisting with Church Service—Emil F. Brandt, 55, of two miles south of Willshire in Blackcreek Township, died following a heart attack while assisting with communion Sunday at the Zion Lutheran Church, Chattanooga. His death occurred shortly before noon.
A farmer, Mr. Brandt was a native of Blackcreek Township, born May 1, 1900, the son of Louis J. and Marie L. Schultz Brandt. On January 26, 1930, he married the former Myrtle Pierstorff, who still survives.
Also surviving are a brother, Lewis of Wapakoneta; a sister, Mrs. Stanton Daily of Willshire; two half-brothers, Carl Brandt of Fargo, ND and the Rev. Frank Brandt of Oak Harbor, O.; and a half-sister, Mrs. Mary Altenbernd of Wolverton, Minn.
Funeral services will be held at the residence at 2 p.m. Wednesday, and at 2:30 p.m. in the Zion Lutheran Church at Chattanooga, with the Rev. Waldo Byers officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call at the Zwick Funeral Home at Decatur, Ind., after 7 this evening. The body will be removed to the residence where friends may call after 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and until the time of the services Wednesday. (The Daily Standard, 20 Dec 1954:1)
According to the church records at Zion, Chattanooga, Emil Friedrich Brandt was baptized on 3 June 1900. The sponsors were Friedrich Kuhn Jr. and Maria Kuhn. He was confirmed on 30 May 1915 by Rev. W.F.H. Heuer. Emil and Myrtle were married at Zion, Chattanooga. Witnesses at their wedding were Victor and Erma Pierstorff.
Brandt Rites Set Tuesday—Mrs. Myrtle Brandt, 75, 1013 Hawthorne St., Celina, died at 1:40 a.m. today at Joint Township Hospital, St. Marys.
She was born Dec 28, 1906, in Hopewell Township, the daughter of Le Roy and Catherin (Hoenie) Pierstorff. On Jan. 26, 1930 she was married to Emil F. Brandt, who died Dec. 18, 1854.
Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Beulah Pierstorff, Rockford, and Mrs. Ruth Pierstorff, Wapakoneta; plus a number of nieces and nephews. Three brothers and one sister are deceased.
Mrs. Brandt retired in 1972 from the Mercer County Auto Club where she had been employed 16 years. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Chattanooga, and a member of its women of the Church.
Funeral series will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Zion Church with the Rev. Gary Anderson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Friends may call after 2 p.m. Monday at W.H. Dick and Sons Funeral Home, Celina. The body will be taken to the church at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday to lie in state until the hour of cervices
WH Dick and Sons Funeral Home, Celina, had charge of arrangements. (The Daily Standard, 14 Mar 1981:3)
Brandt Rites Held—Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle Brandt, 75, 1013 Hawthorne St., Celina, who died Saturday at Joint Township Hospital, St. Marys, were conduced Tuesday afternoon at Zion Lutheran Church, Chattanooga. The Rev. Gary Anderson officiated and Mrs. Gary Anderson presided at the organ. There was congregational singing.
Pall bearers to the church cemetery were Tom and Hubert [sic] Brandt, Otto Jaeger, Robert Casey and Harold and Ron Stetler. (The Daily Standard, 18 Mar 1981:3)