Sunday, March 24, 2013

Sunday's Obituary - Henry Niehaus

This is an obit card from the Mercer County Library in Ohio.

W. Logan St.
Wife - Anna Rohrer/Mar. Jan. 25, 1881
Age - 68
Died - Wed. Mar. 14, 1923
Born - Sept. 25, 1854 in Luxemburg, Germany
Family - Mrs. F.E. Adair, of Cork, Ark., Mrs. Agnes Eagle, Mrs. Charles A. Creeden, Mrs. Joseph Fredericks, Mrs. Charles Myers of Celina, 7 grand ch.
Funeral - Immaculate Conc. Cath. Ch.
Burial - Catholic Cem.

Henry Niehaus was my great-great-grandfather. He came to the US with his family at the age of 10 or 11 from Wildeshausen, Germany and lived most of his life in Mercer County, Ohio. I don't know whether the birth place of Luxembourg given in the obit card is correct or not, but that was also reported by his wife on his death certificate. Henry and Anna Rohrer had six daughters: Katir, Walburga, Agnes, Anna, Bertha and Caroline. He was a Street Commissioner in 1900 and a newspaper article in 1912 mentions Henry Niehaus as the Director of the County Infirmary. Thanks to Marj for sending me the obit card.

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