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Genealogical Abstracts August 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

BANKS, BEARE, BEASLEY, BOYER, BURNS, CRITES, DAPORE, DREES, GROJEAN, HOLLINGSWORTH, JACOBI, JASENSKI, KOSIER, MEDFORD, MEEDS, MEIRERING, MONNIN, NICHOLS, NORTH, PAULUS, PITSENBARGER, RHOADES, SATMARY, SMOOT, STEPHAN< /a>, SUBLER, TAYLOR appeared on Wednesday, August 7, 1996

Fall Festival: The Friends of Darke County Parks will sponsor a fall festival on Sunday, October 20, at Prairie Ridge Meadow (Buchy's field), Greenville from 11 AM to 5 PM. Featured are area artists and craftsmen.

Anniversaries:
Donald and Thelma STEPHAN BURNS will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on August 11. They were married August 11, 1946 in North Star.

Bob and Ann CRITES HOLLINGSWORTH will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary on August 16.

Deaths:
Constance Jean RHOADES SATMARY died July 31, 1996 at home in Frederick, MD. She was a 1954 graduate of Versailles High School. Spouse; Leonard SATMARY.

Donald E. BANKS, 82, of Versailles died August 5, 1996 in Greenville. Born November 27, 1913 in Willowdell to Edward and Lillie MEEDS BANKS. Spouse; Alfreda. Burial in Greenlawn Cemetery.

Esther L. PITSENBARGER, 91, formerly of Versailles, died in Plainwell, Mich. D/o Rev. Harry W. and Laura NICHOLS SMOOT. Spouse; Clarence E. PITSENBARGER. Service s held August 5, 1996 in Verrsailles. Burial in Greenlawn.

In the A While Ago column:

10 years ago:
Area deaths: Flora "Babe" MONNIN 95, Ruth JACOBI NORTH 83, Frank M. TAYLOR 81, Willard A. DAPORE 78, Bertha E. BEARE 87, Marlene A. DREES 47, Lorena GROJEAN 69 and John Cary MEDFORD 76.

25 years ago:
Area deaths: Garth M. JASENSKI Jr. 30, Nellie SUBLER 86, Anna PAULUS 74, Ruth Mae BEASLEY 73, Rosa P. MEIRERING 82.

50 years ago:
Area deaths: Charles Clifford BOYER 50, Rosa KOSIER 84.


BYERS, CAIN, CHAVEZ, CRITES, DARKE CO FAIR, DUES, FOSTER, GOUBEAUX, HARRISON, HOLLINGSWORTH, MAGOTEAUX, OSKINS, PEARRELL, POUR, REED, SCHLECTY, SCHULZE, SIMONS, STAHL, SWANK, THIEL, WARNER, WULBER, YORK appeared on Wednesday, August 14, 1996

"DARKE_COUNTY_FAIR Still Great After All These Years

"On November 24, 1853, some thirty citizens from all parts of Darke County met at the Darke County Court House in Greenville, Ohio, and organized the Darke County Agricultural Society. Within a year this society had 320 members in Darke County and the first Darke County Fair was held in the 'Garst Woods' presently the location of the Garst Museum, North Broadway, Greenville, on September 7 and 8, 1853.

"The newspaper at that time, THE MAD ANTHONY, published in Greenville, had this to say about the first Darke County Fair in its issue of September 14, 1853; 'On the whole the first Darke County Fair reflects great credit upon our county of Darke and should inspire every citizen with zeal in this cause. We anticipate having one of the largest county fairs in 1854 that was ever held in the State of Ohio. So, why not call it THE GREAT DARKE COUNTY FAIR after this date?' No doubt this is how our county fair was named The Great Darke County Fair.

"The fairgrounds were moved in 1858 to where Oakwood Street is now located, and then in 1870 to its present location at 800 Sweitzer St. No Darke County Fairs were held in the years of 1862 and 1863 due to the Civil War and in 1949 due to the polio epidemic that existed at that time.

"The Darke County Fair continues to be great year after year, upholding the tradition began by the people of Darke County in 1853. The 1996 fair will run for nine days and nights, August 16 through August 24, at the fairgrounds. The 140th annual Darke County Fair will include exciting events, exhibits and programs such as the Diamond Rio show, free gazebo entertainment, harness races, tractor pulls, motorcycle races, miniature horse and draft horse show, llama show, a mammoth Junior Fair and much, much more! Hours are 7 am to midnight, and admission cost is $4, under 16 free with an adult. There is free parking on the fairgrounds when space is available.

"Come to the Great Da rke County Fair and see why it's called the 'Greatest County Fair on Earth.' "

The 68th Annual Bradford Pumpkin Show will be held Oct 8 thru Oct 12.

The Preble Co. Historical Society will be celebrating its 25th anniversary. Call 513-787-4256 for more details.

50th Anniversary:
Joseph and Luella SIMONS DUES of Dayton Ohio celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on August 10, 1996. They were married August 17, 1946 at St. Denis Church, Versailles. Mr. DUES was originally from Minster, Ohio and Mrs. DUES was from Versailles.

Deaths:
Mary Elizabeth STAHL, 84, of Bradford, died August 5, 1996 in Dayton. Born August 12, 1911 in Miami Co., d/o Roy Francis and Lova FOSTER WARNER. Spouse; John STAHL. Burial at Greenlawn.

Randall YORK, 44, of Dayton died August 9, 1996 in Dayton. He was born March 8, 1952 in Greenville, s/o Richard G. and Leona REED YORK of Webster. Spouse: Linda R. THIEL.

George CAIN, 83, of Piqua died August 8, 1996 in Piqua. He was born Febr uary 7, 1913, in Miami Co., s/o Joseph Henry and Minnie SWANK CAIN. Spouse: Mabel M. SCHLECTY. Burial at Greenlawn.

Commander L.W. PEARRELL (USN) 58, died August 2, 1996. Parents: James P. and Frances Marie PEARRELL. Spouse: Josephine CHAVEZ. Burial Seaside Memorial Park.

95th Birthday:
Bernadette GOUBEAUX of Russia will celebrate her 95th birthday on August 21, 1996. Husband: the late Martin GOUBEAUX.

45th Anniversary:
Bob and Ann CRITES HOLLINGSWORTH of Versailles will be celebrating on August 18, 1996.

In the A While Ago column:

10 years ago:
Area deaths: Lester L. WULBER 76, Rolland J. BYERS Sr. 77, Hilda HARRISON 64, Ralph E. MAGOTEAUX 72.

25 years ago:
Area death: Emma C, GOUBEAUX 94.

50 years ago:
Area deaths: Charles Francis POUR 76, William SCHULZE 56, Lt. Ronald D. OSKINS 27.


BALTES, BENSMAN, BURNS, BUTT, CONDON, COOPER, DAPORE, GRILLIOT, HARPER, HENSEL, HUELSKAMP, MONNIN, NEARGARDNER, NIXON, RISMILLER, SWISHER, TREON appeared on Wednesday, August 21, 1996

Annual Homecoming, Russia, Ohio, August 31 and September 1.

Wedding:
Mandy Leigh CONDON and Brian John RISMILLER were married June 8, 1996 in New Bremen, OH. Brides's parents: Robert & Rebecca CONDON of New Knoxville, OH. Groom's parents: Larry & Bonnie RISMILLER of New Bremen, OH. Grandparents of the couple are: Mary Lou MONNIN, Cecil MONNIN, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert RISMILLER and Mr. and Mrs. Donald BURNS, all of Versailles. Margaret CONDON of Sebring, FL., was unable to attend.

Anniversary:
Lawrence and Mary GRILLIOT HUELSKAMP will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on August 25. They were married August 24, 1946 at St. Louis Church, North Star.

Deaths:
Eva HENSEL, 82, of Clearwater, FL., formerly of Greenville, died August 12, 1996 in Clearwater. Born in Altoona, PA. Husband, Beryl HENSEL. Taught in the Greenville and Versailles school systems. Burial in Greenville Cemetery.

Gary V. COOPER, 57, of Versailles, died August 13, 1996 in Greenville. Born Ju ly 6, 1939 in Nelson, Portage Co., OH. Parents: Cecil A. and Dorcie HARPER COOPER of Ravenna. Taught in the Versailles school system. Burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Versailles.

Bonita BENSMAN, 46, of Russia, died August 16, 1996 in Versailles. Parents: Joseph E. and Marcella DAPORE BENSMAN of Russia. Burial in St. Remy Cemetery.

In the A While Ago column:

10 years ago:
Area deaths: Jack Lee NIXON 52, Emma M. NEARGARDNER 84.

25 years ago:
Area death: Adeline BUTT 61.

50 years ago:
Full military funeral services were held for Frank BALTES, 57 year old Versailles veteran of WWI.
Dismissed from the armed services: James SWISHER, Stuart L. TREON.


BAUMER, BERNARD, BROOKS, BULCHER, CARSTEN, COTRELL, DIRKSEN, GAIER, GOUBEAUX, GRILLOT, HEINTZ, HEMMELGARN, HILL, HOYING, HUBER, KUNK, LEUGERS, LORTON, MARKER, MAYER, MEYER, MOON, MUELLER, NASSAR, OLIVER, PEQUINOT, POLY, PRENGER, RIETHMAN, STAUDT, WEAVER, WINNER appeared on Wednesday, August 28, 1996

Engagements:
Melissa PRENGER, d/o Mr. and Mrs. Daniel PRENGER will marry Hosny NASSAR on August 31, 1996 in Versailles.

Molly Jo LEUGERS, d/o Mr. and Mrs. Clarence LEUGERS of Versailles, will marry Christopher Daniel CARSTEN of Wisconsin on November 2, 1996, in Oxford, Ohio.

Deaths:
Marion J. "P-Nut" POLY, 86, of Augusta, Michigan, died July 20, 1996. Born August 24, 1909 in Darke County, s/o Joseph and Elizabeth BULCHER POLY. Spouse; Thelma BROOKS. Burial in Union City, Michigan.

Martha R. GAIER, 64, died August 22, 1996 at home in Ft. Loramie. Born Apr. 27, 1932 at Minster, OH, d/o Frank and Eleanora BAUMER RIETHMAN. Spouse: Ralph E. GAIER.

Joseph J. DIRKSEN, 77, died August 23, 1996, at home in Osgood, OH. Born Apr. 14, 1919 in Osgood to Arnold and Rosa HUBER DIRKSEN. Spouse; Marie LORTON.

Brett A. OLIVER, 24, of Dayton, died August 20, 1996 in Englewood. Born November 3, 1971 in Dayton. S/o William OLIVER and Mrs. Robert (Beverly WINNER) MAYER of Dayton. Burial in Brock Cemetery, Darke Co.

Dessa HILL MOON, 90, of Los Angeles, (formerly of Versailles), died August 22, 1996. Born July 16, 1906 at Yorkshire, OH, d/o Adam and Mary Catherine STAUDT HILL. Spouse; Walter R. MOON. Graveside service at Greenlawn in Versailles on August 31, at 2 PM.

Emma R. KUNK, 80, of Versailles, died August 25, 1996. Born May 18, 1996 at Osgood, d/o Anton and Elizabeth MEYER MUELLER. Spouse; Raymond R. KUNK. Burial in St. Martin's Church Cem., Osgood.

Edward J. HOYING, 65, of Minster died August 25, 1996 in Troy. Born November 25, 1931, St. Patrick, OH., s/o William and Regina BERNARD HOYING. Spouse; Patricia WEAVER.

In the A While Ago column:

10 years ago:
Mr. and Mrs. Gregory DIRKSEN celebrated their Golden wedding anniversary. Area deaths: Eric Robert HEMMELGARN, infant, Edward COTRELL 70, Donald R. HEINTZ 64.

25 years ago:
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph PEQUINOT of Versailles, celebrated their 40th w edding anniversary.

50 years ago:
At the feature shoot of Vandalia, Mrs. Van N. MARKER won the Annie Oakley Award in the shoot off with a score of 24 out of 25.
The Buckeye Overall Co. was in need of machine operators.
Dismissed from the armed services: Norman GOUBEAUX, and three GRILLOT brothers of the Russia community, sons of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alfred GRILLOT; Forest, Otis and Marion.




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