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Dec 29

Tombstone Tuesday–Labon O. & Rosa M. (Berger) Fogle

Labon O. & Rosa M. (Berger) Fogle, Kessler Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. (2015 photo by Karen)

Labon O. & Rosa M. (Berger) Fogle, Kessler Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. (2015 photo by Karen)

This is the tombstone of Labon O. and Rosa M. (Berger) Fogle, located in row 6 [rows starting on the east side] of Kessler Cemetery, Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

FOGLE
Rosa M.
1895-1980
Labon O.
1895-1965

Rosa Martha (Berger) Fogle was the second child born to of David and Mary R. (Hiller) Berger, born in Adams County, Indiana, on 2 May 1895. [1] [2] Rosa’s baptism was not recorded at Zion Chatt but she was confirmed there on 17 April 1909, confirmed with her sister Emilie who was a year older. Rosa’s confirmation record indicates she was born 28 October 1895, although that date was crossed out and is incorrect.

Labon Otto Fogle married Rosa Berger on 18 July 1914 in Decatur, Indiana. They were married by D.T. Stephenson and they were both 19 years of age. Both were living in Geneva when they married and after their marriage they lived at route 3 Geneva. Labon was a farmer. [3]

Labon Otto Fogle was born 1 April 1895 in Adams County, Indiana, [4] the son of Labon Messmore and Elizabeth Catherine (Beeler) Fogle. His parents were born in Ohio and his father was a farmer. [5] Fogle was sometimes spelled “Vogel” in Zion’s records and the name Labon was spelled “Laban” in some records.

When they were first married Labon was employed by Harry Meshberger of Linn Grove, Indiana, as a stone crusher in Jefferson Township. [4]

Labon and Rosa and their family attended Zion Chatt until about 1922, where two of their children, Glenn Eugene and Elvera Ruth, were baptized.

From 1920-1940 Labon and Rosa lived in Portland. [6] [7] Labon’s highest education level was 8th grade, Rosa’s was 7th grade, and their son Glen had completed four years of high school. In 1940 Labon was employed as a rubber auto products laborer, son Glen worked in a restaurant, and Rosa was not employed outside their home. [8] By 1942 Labon and Rosa lived in Wayne Township, Jay County, and their mailing address was R.R. 3, Portland. Labon was employed by Shellers Corp. of Portland. [9]

Labon Fogle died in the Jay County Hospital on 27 May 1965, after suffering for seven days from burns. His death notice:

DIES OF BURNS
Portland, Ind. (UPI)—
Laban Otto Fogle, 70, died Thursday of burns suffered May 20 at his farm home near here. Fogle was burned when chemicals from a flamethrower he was using to burn fence rows leaked into his clothing and ignited.
[10]

His widow Rosa (Berger) Fogle died November 1980 in Indiana. Her last residence was in Portland. [1] [11]

Labon and Rosa Fogle had the following children:
Glenn Eugene (1917-2004), married Mary Cummins
Oscar Paul (died as infant, date unknown)
Elvera Ruth (1921-2007), married Clarence Theurer
Esther Irene (1923-2011), married Harry Hicks; married Walter Homan

Labon and Rosa are buried near their sons Glenn and Oscar Paul and near some of Rosa’s family.

 

[1] Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, Rosa Fogle; database on-line, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 28 Dec 2015).

[2] 1900 U.S. Census, Jefferson, Adams, Indiana, ED 4, p.11B, dwelling & family 200, David Berger; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 Dec 2015); from FHL microfilm 1240357, from NARA microfilm T623, roll 357.

[3] “Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org : accessed 30 Dec 2015), Labon Otton Rogle and Rosa M Berger, 1914; from Record of Marriages in Adams County, Indiana, 1914-1919, p.20.

[4] “U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917–1918,” digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 24 December 2015), card for Labon Otto Fogle, no. 19, Adams County, Indiana, 5 June 1917; citing World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917–1918, National Archives microfilm publication M1509, from Family History Library microfilm # 1439777.

[5] 1900 U.S. Census, Jefferson, Adams, Indiana, ED 4, p.6B, dwelling & family 108, Laban M. Fogle; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 24 Dec 2015); from FHL microfilm 1240357, from NARA microfilm T623, roll 357.

[6] 1920 U. S. Census, Portland Ward 2, Jay County, Indiana, ED 89, p.1B, house no.1134 N Meridian, dwelling 24, L.O. Fogle; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 24 Dec 2015); from NARA microfilm T625, roll 440.

[7] 1930 U. S. Census, Portland, Jay, Indiana, ED 19, p.2A, house no.1202 N Meridian, dwelling 30, Laban O. Fogle; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 24 Dec 2015); from FHL microfilm 2340330, from NARA microfilm T626, roll 595.

[8] 1940 U.S. Census, Portland, Jay, Indiana, ED 38-19, p.2A, house no. 1202 North Meridian, L.O. Fogle; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 24 Dec 2015); from NARA microfilm T627, roll 1057.

[9] U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, Selective Service System, Fourth Registration, Record Group 147, Indiana, Laban Otto Fogle, serial no.1185; database on-line, Ancestry.com (www.Ancestry.com : accessed 28 Dec 2015); from NARA at St. Louis, Missouri.

[10] The Tipton Daily Tribute, Tipton, Indiana, 28 May 1965, p.1; digital image by subscription, Newspapers.com (www.Newspapers.com : accessed 28 Dec 2015).

[11] Find a Grave (www.findagrave.com : accessed 28 Dec 2015); Rosa Martha Burger Fogle memorial #5181611.

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