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Genealogical Abstracts April 1996

SURNAMES: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

BALLINGER, BARGA, BRUNS, CASSEL, DELAET, DIDIER, FINFROCK, GEORGE, GILBERT, GRIESHOP, GRILLOT, HEITKAMP, HUELSKAMP, JULIEN, KNOOP, LACHAT, MANIER, MONNIN, PHLIPOT, RATERMAN, SHARDO, SMITH, VOISINET, YOUNG appeared on Wednesday, April 3, 1996

The front page this week carries a 1913 photograph with the accompanying article... 'This is only part of the picture! The entire picture is too large to print in the paper. It is 6 inches high and 38 inches long. The photo is of the entire Versailles student body, grades 1 through 12. It was taken on May 9, 1913 in front of the old school building which stood where the Versailles Elementary school now stands. There are 240 people in the photo.

'J.D. Weaver got this picture from his aunt, Florence Weaver, who lives in Grayling, Michigan. Florence was married to Don Weaver, who is on the picture but cannot be identified. J.D. also believes his father, George, is on the picture, but he has not been identified either.

'J.D. is hoping that there are people in the area who might be able to identify those in the picture. Maybe some of your aunts, uncles, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents or even you (if you're old enough) are on the picture.

'J.D. Weaver took the original photo to Tigereye Design who made enlargements for display around town. These enlargements have each of the 240 students numbered so you can fill in the blank for anyone you can identify. They are on display at John's IGA, Hotel Barber Shop and Laura's Photography. Stop by one of these locations and see if you can identify anyone.'

Wedding:
Debra Lynn DELAET of Des Moines, Iowa and Todd Alan KNOOP of West Lafayette, Ind. were married December 30, 1995 in Versailles. The bride is the d/o Jack and Sandy DELAET of Versailles. The groom is the s/o Tom and Sharon KNOOP of Oak Harbor, Ohio.

Deaths:
Annabel R. (JULIEN) GILBERT, 80, of Greenville, died March 26, 1996 in Greenville. Born Oct 22, 1915 near North Star, d/o Russell and Clara (CASSEL) JULIEN. Husband: Giles GILBERT.

Frederick J. MONNIN, 83, of Versailles, died March 25, 1996 in Versailles. Born Jun 19, 1912 in Shelby Co., s/o Augustin C. "Jess" and Louise (PHLIPOT) MONNIN. Wife: Agnes R. GRILLOT.

Josephine HUELSKAMP, 85, of Piqua, died March 25, 1996 in Piqua. Born January 1, 1911 in Wayne Twp., d/o Charles and Magdeline (LACHAT) DIDIER. Husband: Clarence HUELSKAMP.

Lawrence F. BRUNS, 65, of Maria Stein, died March 30, 1996. Born October 19, 1930, s/o Fred and Agnes HEITKAMP BRUNS. Wife: Mary R. GRIESHOP.

In the A While Ago column:

10 years ago:
Area death; Bertha VOISINET

25 years ago:
Area deaths: Avery O. SHARDO 61, and Joseph A. RATERMAN, 79.

50 years ago:
Mr. and Mrs. John GEORGE celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.
Discharged from the armed services: Jack MANIER, William F. SMITH, Frederick D. YOUNG, and John "Jack" BARGA.
Area death: Mrs. Minerva BALLINGER FINFROCK, 87.


AMSPAUGH, BERTKE, DIDIER, GEORGE, GUILLOZET, HOLTHAUS, KAMMAN, KELHOFFER, KREMER, LANGENKAMP, LEHMAN, LEIS, LENZE, LOLLIS, MCGREEVY, MEIRING, NEIL, NIEPORT, NIXON, OLIVER, PETERSIME, PHELAN, POULTRY DAYS, ROSENGARTEN, SCHUMAKER, SIMON, STALEY, THOMPSON, VANDERHORST, VANVEGHAL, ZUMBRINK appeared on Wednesday, April 10, 1996

Speaking of the POULTRY_DAYS Festival... There will be a Versailles Poultry Days Talent Show. This show will be held on June 16th at 2 PM at Versailles High School.

Engagements:
Sheri LENZE, d/o Jean STALEY of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., will marry David VANVEGHAL of Friendship, Wis. on September 21, 1996. Sheri is the granddaughter of Lester and Wanda STALEY.

Jennifer Jo LANGENKAMP, d/o Mr. and Mrs. Charles LANGENKAMP will marry John KELHOFFER of Cincinnati in April at St. Louis Catholic Church, North Star. Jennifer is the granddaughter of Lewis and Betty KREMER of Versailles and Ben and Mary HOLTHAUS of McCartyville and the late Albert LANGENKAMP.

Deaths:
Marie MEIRING GEORGE, 79, of Versailles, died Apr. 2, 1996, at home. Born Apr. 8, 1916 at North Star, d/o William and Amelia (ZUMBRINK) MEIRING Sr. Husband; Earl Jim GEORGE.

Norma O'NEIL PHELAN, 82, died March 30, 1996 in Akron, Ohio. She resided in Versailles in the 1950s-60s when married to Versailles businessm an, (the late) B.W.PHELAN. N.

Elaine R. GUILLOZET, 46, of Russia, died Apr 4, 1996, at Piqua. Born March 6, 1950 in Piqua, d/o Irene ROSENGARTEN VANDERHORST of Minster and the late Donald VANDERHORST. Husband; Gerald "Jake" GUILLOZET. Burial in St. Augustine Cem. in Minster.

In the A While Ago column:

10 years ago:
Mr. and Mrs. Fred NIEPORT celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Area deaths; John H. MCGREEVY 90, Hettie E. OLIVER 97, Danny Lee THOMPSON 41, Karen S. LOLLIS 44.

25 years ago:
Navy seaman apprentice Jerome J. DIDIER, s/o Mr. and Mrs. Virgil W. DIDIER, Versailles, graduated from recruit training at the Recruit Training Center at Great Lakes, Il.
Area deaths; Howard Dale SCHUMAKER 49, Mrs Elsie M. AMSPAUGH 74, Robert E. NIXON 60, John E. LEIS 71.

50 years ago:
A mumps epidemic was raging through Darke Co.
Discharged from Armed Services; Robert E. SIMON and Paul KAMMAN.
Charles Julius BERTKE of Versailles enlisted at Cincinnati in the Navy.
Area deaths; Miss Mina LEHMAN 76, and Mrs. Elizabeth PETERSIME 75.


BARGA, BERGER, BRANDT, BUXTON, COHEE, DENNISTON, FRANCIS, GWYNN, HESS, JOHNSON, KNIESLEY, KNIESLY, MARCHAL, MCELDOWNEY, METZ, OLIVER, PLUMMER, POULTRY DAYS, RIDENOUR, SABEL, SCHAFER, SHUMAKER, SIMON, SIMONS, SMITH appeared on Wednesday, April 17, 1996

POULTRY_DAYS schedule of events: (June 14, 15, & 16th) Groups scheduled to entertain are as follows;
Fri. night....Renegade
Sat. night....Bushwack
Sun. afternoon....Yankee Rose
Sun. night...Free Rider
- Parade on Sat afternoon with the Ohio State Alumni Band.
- Parade on Sun afternoon (antique cars)
- 5K run, bicycle tour, children's petting zoo, ice cream parlor, field of dreamers' baseball exhibition, talent show on Sun. afternoon, rides and more.

Mary BERGER Celebrates 80th Birthday.
An open house will be held in honor of her birthday. Details of event and her address are included.

SIMONS Reaches Century Mark.
Winifred Marree SIMON turned 100 years old on Apr. 16, 1996. Born near Houston in Shelby Co., and moved to DCO as a child. Spent most of her life in rural DCO and Versailles. Her address is included.

Area death:
Nola H. KNIESLEY, 85, of Louisville, died March 24, 1996. Born August 24, 1910, in North Star, OH., d/o Walter W. a nd Fannie (JOHNSON) HESS. She spent the first 75 years of her life in the Versailles and Troy area. Husband: the late Chalmer H. KNIESLY. Burial in Greenlawn Cem. in Versailles.

In the A While Ago column:

10 years ago:
Mr. and Mrs. Paul MARCHAL celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
Area deaths included Joseph K. SMITH 73, Phebe Jane SHUMAKER 68, Herbert E. SCHAFER 67.

25 years ago:
Kathleen Mary BERGER and Timothy Allen OLIVER made the honor roll at Ohio State.
Area deaths: Mrs. Mary S. MARCHAL 80, Milton D. PLUMMER 95, Vincent SABEL 57.

50 years ago:
Versailles had a semi-pro baseball club, the first in a number of years, and it was managed by Dr. B. J. DENNISTON, a former OSU player, and Jack BARGA, who had just returned home from the Army.
Pvt. John H. MCELDOWNEY, s/o Mr. and Mrs. Leo MCELDOWNEY, was stationed at Fort Mc Clellan, AL.
151,000 eggs were spilled in a wreck in Detroit, MI. George W. BUXT ON and Jack COHEE swerved their huge semi-trailer into a safety zone to avoid hitting a taxi which had jumped a traffic light. The trailer was owned by the Carl T. RIDENOUR Co. of Versailles, and the tractor by Geo. W. BUXTON and Richard COHEE of Versailles.
Discharged from Armed Services: Glenn A. GWYNN. Lt. Kathryn BRANDT, was released from service in the Army Nurse Corps.
Area deaths: Mrs. Stella FRANCIS 40; Rudolph METZ, formerly of Versailles, was killed in an accident in Nebraska.


AUKERMAN, BALTES, BARGA, BEARE, BECK, BRANDON, COHEE, COLLINS, FIDLER, FRANCIS, GILLETTE, GOUBEAUX, GOWDY, GRILLOT, HAGEL, JUTTE, KELLER, KELNER, MCCLURG, MCELDOWNEY, MONNIN, NETZLEY, POHL, RUCHTY, SHERMAN, STRAUSBAUGH, SUBLER, WAGNER, WELBOURN appeared on Wednesday, April 24, 1996

Six runners from the Versailles area competed in the Boston Marathon on April 15th. They were Chuck BARGA, Gary COHEE, Merlin COLLINS, Doug JUTTE, Jerry MONNIN and Nick RUCHTY.

GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES:
Richard and Katherine (MCELDOWNEY) MCCLURG will celebrate on May 9 in Versailles. They were married May 18, 1946 at Holy Family Church, Frenchtown.

Ottis and Lovena FRANCIS GRILLOT of Russia will celebrate April 28.They were married Apr. 24, 1946 at St. Remy's in Russia. Witnesses were Adrian GRILLOT of Celina and Rita GOUBEAUX of Osgood.

DEATHS:
Francis (Bill) BARGA, 77, of Tyler, TX, died Apr. 15, 1996, at home. Born in Frenchtown, June 8, 1918, s/o Leonard and Margaret BARGA. Spouse: Vera HAGEL of Maria Stein. Burial in Tyler, TX.

Jack A. BEARE, 64, of Versailles, died Apr. 16, 1996 in Greenville. Born February 28, 1932 in Versailles, s/o James A. and Bertha E. WAGNER GOWDY BEARE. Burial in Greenlawn Cem.

Marshall G. AUKERMAN, 97, of Union City, Ind., died Apr. 15, 1996 at home. Born in Union City on February 28, 1899, to Manford and Anah Jane WELBOURN AUKERMAN. Spouse: (of 72 years) M. Elsie NETZLEY Aukerman, who survives. Burial in the Brethren Cem. in Union City, Ind.

ENGAGEMENT:
Diane Sue SHERMAN of Russia will marry Ryan Joshua KELLER of Greenville on June 1, 1996.

In the A While Ago column:

10 years ago:
Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur MCELDOWNEY celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary.
Area deaths: Ruth KELNER 89, Margaret S. GILLETTE 89, John W. STRAUSBAUGH 60.

25 years ago:
Nickola BRANDON, d/o Mr. and Mrs. Richard BRANDON, was selected as cheerleader at Defiance College.
Area deaths: LeRoy BALTES 85, Mrs. Ira BECK FIDLER 58, Leo J. POHL 69.

50 years ago:
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. H. SUBLER celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary on Easter Sunday.
Discharged from armed services: John GILLETTE, Herman E. BALTES.




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