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COLSON, Harlan
Mary Magdalene
CLUNE, Casper Sebastian
KARAFIT, Mary Virginia Colson
PEAK, Hazel M. Springer
PRESTON, Lyman Ward
Herman H.
SHEPHERD, Charles E.
, Mary Lou
SHEPHERD, Nathaniel Isaac
The Lima News, Thursday, June 6, 1959
Lima, Allen Co., Ohio
(Contrib. by Norita Moss )
MARY LOU SHEPHERD, 70, Rt. 2, died at her home at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, after being ill with a heart condition for one year.  She was born Oct. 20, 1888 in Mercer County
She was married Oct. 1, 1911 to Charles Shepherd.  Surviving in addition to her husband are four sons: Roy A. Brock, of 152 Grove, Beven of 408 E. Hight; Leonard of Rt. 2,; Lafayette, and Eugene of 408 1/2 High; one daughter, Mrs. Goldie Camper of 168 Pine S. Pine St.; 28 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren; one brother Raymond Herron of Celina.  Two daughters, Hazel Shepherd and (Mary) Gladys Lewis preceded her in death.  Funeral services will be conducted in Bayliff and Sons Funeral Home in Cridersville at 2:00 p.m. Sunday with Rev. Peckham officiating.  Burial will be in Ellis Cemetery, south of Montezuma.
(See Notes #2 below)
The Lima News, Tuesday, April, 1975
Lima, Allen Co., Ohio
(Contrib. with permission by Norita Sheperd Moss)
CHARLES E. SHEPHERD, died at 9:20 p.m. Monday at St. Rita's Hospital where he had been a patient for one week.  Born 14 Jan., 1890 in Montezuma, OH.
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel (Vinnie Colson) Shepherd.  His wife Mary Lou (Herron) Shepherd died in 1959.  He was a retired carpenter.
     Surviving are three sons, Beven of 781 S. Atlantic; Leonard of 612 N. Metcalf; and Eugene of West Palm Beach, FL; a daughter Mrs. Goldie Camper of 234 Leonard; a stepson Roy Brock of 152 Grove; a brother Cary Shepherd of 1917 N. Adams St.; 25 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren.     Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Chiles and Sons-Laman West Wayne Street Chapel.
Rev. Ronald Cannon officiating.  Burial will be in Montezuma Cemetery.
Friends may call after 7 tonight.
(See Notes #1 below)

The Lima News, Nov. 17, 1949
Lima, Allen Co., Ohio
(Contrib. by with permission of Norita Sheperd Moss)

NATHANIEL ISAAC SHEPHERD, 83, retired carpenter, died at 8:15 a.m. in the home of his son Cary F. Shepherd, 1080 Findlay Road.  He had been ill for the past six months.  He was born in Darke Co., OH and resided in Celina, OH for 40 years, before coming to Lima six months ago to reside with his son.
     Besides Cary, he is survived by two other sons, Charles E., Waynesfield and Jesse R., Findlay; a daughter, Mrs. Mary (Margaret) House of Portland, IN; a brother; 12 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren.
     The body will remain at the Chiles and Son Funeral Home until 1:00 p.m. then to be removed to the Montezuma Christian Church for services at 2:00 then to be removed to the Montezuma Christian Church for services at 2:00 p.m.  The Rev. Otto Webb will officiate, assisted by Rev. Earl hart.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.
(See Notes #3 below)

From: Daily Standard
Celina, Mercer Co., Ohio
March 11, 2005
(Contributed by Norita Shepherd Moss)

Hazel M. Peak, 100, formerly of 530 S. Mill St., Celina, died at 5:35 a.m., March 8, 2005, at Celina Manor Nursing Home.
     She was born Jan. 15, 1905, in Celina, to Charlie and Minnie Colson Springer.  Her husband, Edward R. Peak, Nieces and nephews surviving include Virginia Curry and Marilyn Niemeyer, both of Celina, and Kathy (Paul) Christenson, Salem, Wis.  A son, Bill, is deceased.
     She formerly worked as a punch operator at Reynolds & Reynolds, Celina, and was a member of Montezuma United Church of Christ.
Services were 11 a.m. today at W. H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Kevin Neumann officiated.  Burial followed at Swamp College Cemetery.
(See Notes#6 below)

From: The Lima News
May 29, 1925
(Contributed by Norita Moss)

Celina, May 19; Harlan Colson, five year old son of Mr. and Mrs. James Colson of W. Logan St., died at the Otis Memorial Hospital from Lockjaw from which he suffered four days.  Two Weeks ago while at play he fell on a board and ran a rusty nail in to his left knee.  About a week later Lockjaw developed and the child was taken to Otis Memorial Hospital where serum treatment was administered but to no avail.  Funeral today at the Christian Church in Montezuma.  Burial in the Ellis Cemetery.

From: The Lima News
December 27, 1955
(Contributed by Norita Moss)

Celina - L. Ward Preston 74, Route 6, Celina, a retired farmer died at 5:50 a.m. Monday at Gibbons Hospital, here after a one week illness.  Surviving are his widow, Plezzie N. (Colson), a son Homer, of Celina Route 2, three daughters, Mrs. Elma Kiser, Celina, Mrs. Opal Menchlofer, Route 1, New Bremen, and Mrs. Goldie Ballinger of Shelby; and six grand-children.
     Services will be at 2:30 p.m. at the Montezuma Church of Christ.  Burial will be in the Ellis Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Vale Funeral Home 3:00 p.m. Tuesday.

Source: Coldwater Chronicle - April 26, 1939
(Contributed by: James Dell)
JOHN ROECKNER, a pioneer resident and farmer of Chickasaw, died at his home Wednesday afternoon, April 26 at 5:00 o'clock from pneumonia after an illness of one week. The deceased was born at St. John on February 29, 1860 the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Roeckner. He spent his entire life in Mercer County. On January 29, 1890 he was untied in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Hinders at St. John and to this happy union nine children were born. Mr. Roeckner had reached the age of seventy-nine years, one moth and 27 days.
     He was a member of the precious Blood Catholic Church of Chickasaw and a member of the St. Joseph Men's society. Serving as Marion Township Trustee for a period of eighteen years he took an active part in civic affairs of his community.  He died well fortified with the last Sacraments of the Catholic Church. Surviving are his wife, four daughters, Mrs. August Knapke, St. John, Mrs. Henry Heuing, Wendelin, Mrs. Ralph Brandt, and Agnes at Dayton; four sons, John, Piqua; Otto and Norbert at Dayton, and Werner in Chickasaw; one sister, Mrs. John Buchler, Botkins, nineteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The deceased was preceded in death by one son, William, three sisters and two brothers. Funeral services will be Saturday morning at 9:30 in the Precious Blood Catholic Church in Chickasaw with the Reverend Raphael Moorman officiating. Burial will be made in the church cemetery.
(See Biography)
Source:Coldwater Chronicle
Dated: December 30, 1927
(Contributed by: James Dell)
JOSEPH SCHWIETERMAN, a pioneer and lifelong resident of Sebastian, passed away at his home at 4:15 o'clock, following an illness of two weeks of Bright's disease. Mr. Schwieterman was born on the old Schwieterman farm at Sebastian and was the last member of the Schwieterman family. He was born July 9, 1853 and had attained the age of 74 years, 7 months and 21 days. He passed on well fortified with the last sacrament of the Catholic Church, of which he had been a faithful and lifelong member. November 28, 1876, he was united in marriage to Mrs. Elizabeth Ronnebaum, who preceded him in death 16 years ago. The surviving members of the family are three sons and three daughters, namely, Ferdinand Schwieterman of Guadalupe; Joseph Schwieterman, on the home farm; Urban Schwieterman of New Bremen; Mrs. A.H. Dabbelt, of Coldwater; Mrs. E.R. Ellerbrock, of Lima; Mrs. J.H. Rose, of St. Henry.
     There are 28 grandchildren living. One daughter, Mrs. Frank Dabbelt, preceded her father in death nine months ago, and two children died in infancy. The deceased was a kind and provident husband and father an excellent neighbor and was held in high respect by all who knew him.  He was a member of the St. Joseph's Men's Society of St. Sebastian parish. Funeral services were held at the Sebastian Catholic church on Tuesday morning, Rev. M. H. Hinssen officiating with Requiem high mass, assisted by Rev. Roman Schwieterman and Rev. Dire, of St. Charles Seminary, Carthagena. Six of the grandsons of the deceased were bearers of the pall. Burial was at the church cemetery.
(See Biography)
Dated: April 7, 1924
(Contributed by: James Dell)
HENRY SCHWIETERMAN died last Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jos. Falke, of this place, following an illness of about four months due to infirmities of age. He had been confined to his bed during this period, and died well fortified with the last sacraments of the Catholic Church.  Mr. Schwieterman was born at St. Rosa on October 29, 1840, and was aged 83 years 5 months and 12 days. On June 12, 1866, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Meinerding at Sebastian, and following their marriage resided on a farm near Guadalupe until about seven months ago when he and his estimable wife to Coldwater and made their home with their daughter. This union was blessed with three sons and one daughter, one son Charles, preceding the father in death last September. Surviving are the widow, two sons and one daughter, namely, John Schwieterman, of St. Elizabeth, Missouri, and Mrs. Jos. Falke and Frank A.C. Schwieterman, of this place. One brother, Joseph Schwieterman, resides at Sebastian. There are living 19 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. The deceased was a kind and provident husband and father, an excellent neighbor and faithful and upright member of the Catholic Church. He was also a member of the St. Joseph's Men's Society of the Holy Trinity congregation and the St. Joseph's Men's Society of Guadalupe. He was well known in this part of the county and his honesty and upright life made him many personal friends, who are pained to learn of his death. Funeral was held at Holy Trinity church on Thursday morning, Rev. Louis H. Yauss officiating. Burial was at St. Elizabeth cemetery.
The Celina Daily Standard, Sept. 16, 1894 (Saturday)
Celina, Ohio

A Boiler Explosion Causes The Death of James Colson
, of Montezuma was fatally injured by a boiler exploding on the boat used to convey supplies to the Manhattan Oil Company, who are drilling in the reservoir.  The accident occurred Saturday morning at 11:30 o'clock at the landing on the west shore.  The boat was ready to start across the wells with supplies and there were seven men on board including the owner, E. E. Stafford of Montezuma.  Just what caused the explosion will never be known exactly, but it came with such terrific force that the boiler was blown across the bank and the boat was entirely demolished.  The entire crew was hurled into the water but the unfortunate engineer born the brunt of the calamity.  He was picked up a mass of bruised and quivering flesh with a thousand gaping wounds on his face and body.  He was brought to Wintermute & Hattery's office but his injuries were beyond all human aid and from there he was taken home, where death soon relieved him from the awful agony of which he was fully conscious to the last.  He leaves a wife and six children, two of the oldest of whom are married.
   The wreck was viewed by hundreds of people on Sunday and it was a matter of wonder that any should have escaped injury.  Two teams were passing along the bank at the time but by some freak accident the boiler passed between them when the explosion occurred and lodged out of harms way on the side of the road.
   Much sympathy has been expressed for the victim of the accident and for the family who have been deprived of the much needed support of the husband and father.
CLICK HERE to see grave stone
(See Notes #4 below)

Additional Source:
Mercer County Standard, Celina, Mercer Co., Ohio
Dated: Wednesday, Sept. 16, 1896

Additional Source:
Hillsboro, Ohio Newspaper 1896
Small Steamer Blows Up.
CELINA, O., Sept. 14. - A small steamer used to haul oil well supplies across the reservoir blew up Saturday morning.  James Colson, the engineer, from Montezuma, was hurled through the engine-house into the water.  He was rescued by W. Stafford in a small boat.  Colson is thought to be fatally injured.

Also printed in the Marietta Daily Leader (same as above)
Monday, Sept. 14, 1896, Vol. 2, Page 2


Unknown Newspaper, possibly The Celina Daily Banner, Nov. 1919

Mrs. Mary Magdalene Colson, daughter of Henry and Jenny (Davidson) Pittsenbarger, born Jan. 4, 1847 in Darke County, Ohio, died Oct. 31, 1919, aged 72 years, 9 months, 28 days.
   She was united in marriage Jan. 27, 1873 to James Colson.  To this happy union seven children were born.
   The husband and two children preceded her in death.  She is survived by five children: Mrs. Minnie Springer, of Celina; Mrs. Plezzie Preston, of Montezuma; James, William and Frank of Montezuma.  She also leaves two brothers, four sisters, 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
   Mrs. Colson accepted her Savior early in life, united with the Methodist Episcopal church in 1896.  Later she united with the Church of Christ and according to the Master's teaching was buried with him in baptism.
   She was a devoted Christian, a tender loving mother, with unfaltering faith in her Savior in the hour of Death; she was an inspiration to all who knew her.
CLICK HERE to see her grave stone
(See Notes #5 below)

From: Daily Standard Newspaper
Celina, Mercer County, Ohio
July 3, 2002
(Contributed by Norita Shepherd Moss)

Lucy Virginia Colson Karafit, 83, 5063 Karafit Road, Celina, died at 7:14 p.m. July 2, 2003, at Community Hospital, Coldwater.
     She was born July 22, 1919, in Mercer County, to Frank and Mertie Mosier Colson.  On Aug. 8, 1937, she married Frank Karafit who died Sept. 1984. 
     Survivors are two daughters, Molly (Ben) Trisel, and Arlene Crumpler, all of Celina; a brother, Dick (Mary Jo) Colson, Celina; six grandchildren, a step-grandchild, six great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.
     Deceased is a daughter and son-in-law, Marjorie and Jack Thompson, and a son-in-law, Jerry Crumpler; a brother and sister-in-law, Don and Mary Colson; a sister and brother-in-law, Burnell and Gerald Deitsch; and a grandson.
     She was retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., St. Marys, after w0 years.  She was a member of Montezuma United Church of Christ and the Celina Flower & Garden Club.
Services are 2 p.m. today at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Jon Kraner officiating.   Burial is at Burge Cemetery, Montezuma.  Calling is 11-2 p.m. today at funeral home.
(See Notes #7 below)

Source: Coldwater Chronicle - July 12, 1927
(Contributed by: James Dell)
CASPER SEBASTIAN CLUNE passed away at his home at Chickasaw at 11:30 o'clock last Tuesday morning following a stroke of paralysis on the previous Sunday evening. Mr. Clune was born at Chickasaw January 28, 1867, and had attained the age of 60 years, 5 months and 14 days. He had resided at Chickasaw all his life and was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Gerhard Clune. Mr. Clune was first married to Miss Katherine Dabbelt and following her death he was united in marriage to Miss Josephine Schroeder, who also preceded him in death. His third marriage was to Miss Anna Ashman on April 24, 1906, who together with four sons and five daughters survived to mourn the loss of a kind and devoted husband and father. The children are:  Mrs. Wm. Gerlach, of Cartagena; Mrs. Jos. Hein, Herbert, Alphonse, Carl, Lucille, Agnes, Esther and Lucas, of Chickasaw. He is also survived by two brothers, George, of
Minster, and Joseph, of Celina; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Meyer, of Dayton, and Mrs. Katherine Kroger, of South Bend, Indiana. There are seven grandchildren. One son, John and two daughters, Rose and Anna, preceded the father in death.   Mr. Clune was a well known and highly respected citizen and was one of Marion Township's progressive farmers. He was an excellent neighbor, a member of the Married Men's Society of the Chickasaw parish, and had been a lifelong and consistent member of the Catholic Church. He was greatly esteemed by a large acquaintance who mourn his departure and extend their sympathy to the bereaved family.   Funeral services were held at the Precious Blood church, Chickasaw, last Friday morning with Rev. M. H. Hinssen officiating Requiem High Mass. The funeral was largely attended.
     Burial was in the church cemetery nearby.
(See Biography)
Source: Minster Post
Dated: December 17, 1932
(Contributed by: James Dell)
HERMAN SCHWIETERMAN, 64, lifelong resident of Mercer County, died at the home of his son Constance Saturday about 10 p.m. from the effects of a paralytic stroke. Although he had been failing slightly for several years, he was able to be about every day and his health considered good up to the time he was stricken. He suffered a stroke on Thursday morning. Born near St. Sebastian in the year 1868, Mr. Schwieterman received his elementary education in Mercer County rural school. Forty years ago he was married to Katherine Homan, who survives. He was a farmer during his lifetime, and hard work and honest dealings in his younger days combined to make him successful in his chosen field. He was a devout member of the St. Sebastian Catholic church, and was actively identified with church activities. In addition to his window he leaves a daughter and three sons; Rose Schwieterman, of Coldwater; Stephen and Constance, at home; and Clem, living in St. Sebastian. Two sisters, Mrs. George Klosterman, of Montezuma, and Mrs. J.B. Schmidt, of Celina, and two brothers, Frank and George, of Sebastian, are living. There are five grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the St. Sebastian Catholic church. Burial was made in the church cemetery.
Source: Minster Post
Dated: December 20, 1918
(Contributed by: James Dell)
A man of high in the esteem of his fellow citizens and well know all over the neighboring Mercer Co. was called to the heavenly realm on his farm in Franklin Twp., December 11th, when Mr. Herman H. Schwieterman breathed his last. Well provided with the holy sacraments of the Church he entered on the journey to the eternal home having suffered two years. Herman H. Schwieterman was born on a farm 3 miles west of Chickasaw on September 14th, 1842. In 1864 he acquired 128 acre farm in Franklin Twp., where he lived to his last day. In 1871 he was united in marriage to Miss Anna Bertke of Maria Stein. This union was blessed with 11 children 8 of which are surviving the father. Their names are as follows: Bernard at Cincinnati, Xavier in Toledo, Mrs. Frances Fleck of Covington, Rev. Richard M. Schwieterman, C.PP.S., at present Superior of the Novitiate at Burkettsville, Miss Rose who is employed at Dayton, Mrs. Mary Dabbelt who lives on the parental farm, and Roman a student of theology at the Seminary at Carthagena. The high esteem in which he was held by his fellow citizens was shown through the fact that he was elected by them to many responsible positions. He served as school inspector and supervisor. For eight years he was a trustee of Franklin Twp., and for two terms a commissioner of his county. He was known all over the county as an honest business man and an able public official. He was especially a faithful and active member of the Catholic Church. He made it his duty to support the parish priest in all his efforts. His fervor in this respect is also shown by the fact that he was a member of the church choir for 40 years. For 15 years he was treasurer of his church. A solemn requiem was held for the repose of the defunct's soul in the church at Guadalupe Saturday morning, Dec. 14th. He was buried at the cemetery near the church. The funeral was largely attended by friends and relatives of the deceased from far and near.
(See Biography)

#1 Charles E. Shepherd
Birth: 14 Jan. 1890 in Montezuma, Mercer Co., Ohio
Death: Apr. 1975 in Lima, Ohio
Burial: Montezuma Cemetery, Mercer Co., Ohio
Father: Nathaniel Isaac Shepherd, b. 12 Aug. 1866 in Darke Co., Ohio
Mother: Virginia Mae Colson, b. 1874
#2 Mary Lou Shepherd
Father: David Edward Herron
Mother: Mary Elizabeth Freeman
Marriage 1 - Elmer Elzworth Brock, b. 16 Jan. 1887 in Ft. Recovery, Gibson Twp., Mercer Co., Ohio
Roy Argo Brock, b. 8 Jul. 1910 in Celina, Mercer Co., Ohio

Marriage 2: Charles E. Shepherd, b. 14 Jan. 1890 in Montezuma, Mercer Co., Ohio
Married: 1 Oct. 1911 in Celina, Mercer Co., Ohio
Mary Gladys Shepherd, b. 23 May 1912 in Mercer Co., Ohio
Hazel Shepherd, b. 9 May 1914
Beven Shepherd, b. 5 Apr. 1916 in Celina, Mercer Co., Ohio
Casper Leonard Shepherd, b. 20 Jun. 1924 in Mercer Co., Ohio
Goldie Marcella Shepherd, b. 20 Jun. 1924 in Mercer Co., Ohio
Eugene F. Shepherd, b. 24 Jun. 1929 in Lima, Allen Co., Ohio

#3 Nathaniel Isaac Shepherd was the son of David Shepherd and Sarah Ann Brock of Darke Co., OH.  He was brn 12 Aug. 1866 in Darke County, OH.  He married Virginia (Vinnie) Mae Colson daughter of James Colson and Mary Magdalene Pitsenbarger.  He was my great-grandfather. (Norita Moss)
Per Certified Copy of Death Certificate from Ohio State Department of Heath - dated 6 June 1996:
Nathaniel Isaac Shepherd died at 1080 Findlay Road, Lima, Allen County, Ohio on 16 October, 1949. 
Date of Birth 12 August, 1866 - Occupation: Carpenter - Retired widowed
He was 83 years, 2 months and 4 days old.
Parents: David Shepherd and Sarah Ann Brock
Informant: Cary Shepherd - son
Cause of death: Coronary Thrombosis - Second cause: Uremia
I hereby attended deceased from 1 May, 1949 till death occurred at 8:15 a.m. on 16 Oct. 1949.
Signed by Dr. John E. Talbot, 500 Steiner Bldg., Lima, Ohio on 17 Oct. 1949
Burial: 18 October, 1949, Montezuma Cemetery, Mercer County, Ohio
Funeral Director: Russell M. Chiles

ALSO NOTE:  Found Nathaniel listed in the Darke County, Ohio infirmary or Pauper house being admitted 4/13/1875 along with his brother, J. O. Shepherd.  He was taken out on 3/29/1877 by Richard Mulvina Butler, T.P. and officially discharged on 9/6/1881.
(All notes per Norita Moss)

#4 James Colson
Birth: 16 Nov. 1849 in Howard Co., IN
Death: 12 Sep. 1894 in Montezuma, Mercer Co., Ohio
Burial: Ellis Cemetery, Montezuma, Mercer Co., Ohio
Father: John R. Colson, b. 1823, KY
Mother: Fanny, b. 1830, TN

Marriage 1: Mary Magdalene Pitsenbarger, b. 4 Jan. 1847 in Patterson Twp., Darke Co., Ohio
Married on 27 Jan. 1873 in Clinton Co., IN
Hazel Colson
Virginia Mae Colson, b. 1874
Jennie Francis Colson, b. 1876
Minnie Ellen Colson, b. 1879
James Henry Colson, b. 26 Sep. 1881, Coldwater, Mercer Co., Ohio
Plezzie Nevada Colson, b. 24 Jul. 1884, Ohio
William Manton Colson, b. 24 May 1888, Ohio
Frank Allen Colson, b. 11 Apr. 1890, Cranberry Prairie, Mercer Co., Ohio
NOTE SOURCES:  Evelyn Colson of Celina, Mercer Co., Ohio files on James Colson and Mary Magdalene Pitsenbarger Family and their connection with our great-grandfather Nathaniel Shepherd and his wife Vinnie Colson, which she shared with me to put on this website before her death.  She gave us many leads which we have added, also. ~ Norita Shepherd Moss.

#5 Name:  Mary Magdalene Pitsenbarger
Birth: 4 Jan. 1847, Patterson Twp., Darke County, Ohio
Death: 31 Oct. 1919, Montezuma, Mercer County, Ohio
Burial: Ellis Cemetery, Montezuma, Mercer County, Ohio
Father: Henry Pitsenbarger, b. 28 May 1810, Green Co., TN
Mother: Jane "Jenny" Davidson, b. 10 Aug. 1820, Warren Co., Ohio
Marriage 1: James R. Coulson, b. 16 Nov. 1849, Howard Co., IN
NOTE Sources:  E-mail from Mike S. to Norita Shepherd Moss on Maggie Colson on 3/2/2003
Found some tidbits on Maggie Colson in the census:
In 1900 she is in Montezuma with James, Jr.; William; Plezie and Frank.
In 1910 she is still there with James, William, Frank and Maggie Shepherd (her granddaughter from Vinnie Colson and Nathaniel Shepherd)
In the 1900 census, James, Jr. is listed as being born in Indiana.  That means that Magie and Jaems must have been in Indiana in 1880 but I have no idea where.  Jay county is the closest county but I don't know what town, etc.  Also in 1910 she is listed as Maggie Colston.
(All notes contributed by Maggie Shepherd Moss)
#6 Notes from Norita Shepherd Moss:
Name: Hazel Marie Springer
Birth: Jan. 15, 1905 in Celina, Mercer County, Ohio
Death: 8 March 2005 at Celina Manor Nursing Home, Mercer County, Ohio
Burial: Swamp College Cemetery, Celina, Mercer County, Ohio
Father: William Richard Springer, b. 1873
Mother: Minnie Ellen Colson, b. 1879

Marriage 1: Edward R. Peak
Birth: ca. 1905 in Mercer Co., Ohio
Death: Sept. 9, 1963 in Celina, Mercer County, Ohio
Burial: Swamp College Cemetery, Celina, Mercer Co., Ohio
Their Child:
 - William Springer, b. before 1930, d. after 1930

#7 Notes from Norita Shepherd Moss:
Name: Lucy Virginia Colson
Birth: 22 Jul. 1919 in Montezuma, MErcer Co., Ohio
Death: 2 Jul. 2003 in Community Hospital, Coldwater, mercer Co., Ohio
Burial: Burge Cemetery, Montezuma, Mercer Cocunty, Ohio
Father: Frank Allen Colson, b. 11 Apr. 1890 in Cranberry Prairie, Mercer Co., Ohio
Mother: Mirtie Frances Moser, b. 1 Aug. 1895 in Mercer Co., Ohio

Marriage 1: Frank Karafit, b. 28 Apr. 1908 in Zaravici, CZE
Married: 8 Jul. 1937
 - Marjorie Mae Karafit, b. 16 Nov. 1938
 - Living Karafit
 - Living Karafit


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