Jan 05

Tombstone Tuesday–Oscar Paul Fogle

Oscar Paul Fogle, Kessler Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. (2015 photo by Karen)

Oscar Paul Fogle, Kessler Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. (2015 photo by Karen)

This is the tombstone of Oscar Paul Fogle, located in row 6 of Kessler Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Oscar Paul
(FOGLE)

Oscar Paul Fogle was the son of Labon O. and Rosa (Berger) Fogle, most likely born in Adams County, Indiana.

His tombstone bears no birth or death date and there is no record of his birth or death in Zion Chatt’s records.

However, non-sourced information submitted in a FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File indicates that he was born 14 August 1929 in Jay County, Indiana, and died 15 August 1929. [1] This information could be a starting point for further research to determine his birth and death date.

Oscar Paul is buried next to his great-grandparents, Jacob and Martha (Sundmacher) Hiller.

 

[1] LDS “Pedigree Resource File,” FamilySearch.org (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:2:S135-2D7 : accessed 30 Dec 2015), entry for Oscar Paul Fogle.

Jan 01

Happy New Year from Karen’s Chatt

Happy New Year!

May 2016 bring you and your family good health, happiness, prosperity, and lots of wonderful memories for years to come.

 

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Postmarked 1921.

New Year PC

No postmark.

From Fort Wayne, postmarked c1911.

From Fort Wayne, postmarked 1911.

 

The Willshire Herald, 28 December 1933, p. 6.

The Willshire Herald, 28 December 1933, p. 6.

The next postcard is written in German, with a message for all, no matter what year:

Heartfelt blessings for the New Year. Remember the Lord in all they ways. He will lead you right. Proverbs 3:6

From Wren, postmarked 1911.

From Wren, postmarked 1911.

Happy New Year

 

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.

Dec 25

Merry Christmas from Karen’s Chatt

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11

I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

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Christmas Girl old

Postmarked 1911.

Postmarked 1911

No postmark

No postmark

Postmarked 1912

Postmarked 1912

No postmark

No postmark

Postmarked 1912

Postmarked 1912

Merry Christmas 1876 II

Dec 22

Tombstone Tuesday–Edna M. & Alma E. Berger

Edna & Alma Berger, Kessler Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio (2015 photo by Karen)

Edna & Alma Berger, Kessler Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio (2015 photo by Karen)

This is the tombstone of Edna M. and Alma E. Berger, located in row 7 in Kessler Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Children of
D. & M. Berger

 Edna M.
Nov. 21,
1902
Nov. 7,
1910

 Alma E.
Jan. 17,
1901
Nov. 10,
1910

These two sisters, who share a tombstone, were the daughters of David and Mary R. (Hiller) Berger. [1] The Bergers attended church at Zion Lutheran, Chatt.

Emma Elma “Alma” Berger was born 17 January 1901 in Jefferson Township, Adams County, Indiana. She was baptized 18 January 1901 with David Berger and Emma Bollenbacher as her sponsors.

Edna Maria Berger was born 21 November 1902 in Jefferson Township and was baptized 10 April 1903 with her parents serving as sponsors.

The two sisters were enumerated in only one census, the 1910 census, enumerated with their parents and their five siblings: David, 41; Mary, 39; Melia, 16; Rosa, 15; Willie, 13; Alma, 8; Edna, 6; Oma, 3; and Maryann, 11 months. [2]

Edna & Alma Berger, Kessler Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio (2015 photo by Karen)

Edna & Alma Berger, Kessler Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio (2015 photo by Karen)

Edna died of typhoid fever on 7 November 1910, at the age of 8 years, 11 months, and 15 days. She was buried on the 9th and was survived by her parents, 1 brother, and 4 sisters.

Her sister Alma died three days later, also from typhoid fever. Alma died on 10 November 1910, at the age of 9 years, 9 months, and 23 days. She was buried on the 13th. Survivors included her parents, 1 brother, and 3 sisters, according to church records.

Their tombstone is located near the markers of their parents and a couple of their siblings.

 

[1] The surname Berger was sometimes spelled as Burger in the church records.

[2] 1910 U.S. Census, Jefferson, Adams, Indiana, ED 4, p. 2A, house & family 34, David Berger; digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 Dec 2015); from FHL microfilm 1374351, from NARA microfilm T624, roll 338.

 

 

 

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