From unknown newspaper:
(Contributed by Norita Moss)
Ft. Loramie, Shelby County, Ohio News, Feb. 8, 1954
Requiem High Mass for Emer Chambers, 64, an employee of the
Ohio State Division of Parks will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday
in St. Michael's Catholic Church, Ft. Loramie. The Rev.
Paul Ratterman will be celebrant and burial will be in the New
Bremen Cemetery. Mr. Chambers died at 10:20 p.m.
Saturday in his home after an illness of three months.
Surviving are his widow, Garnet three sons, Roy, Indian River,
Mich.; Orville Minster and Russel, Lima; four daughters, Mrs.
Alice Musser, Rout 5, Lima; Mrs. Evelyn Connor, Germantown;
Mrs. Bernice Paulus, Houston, Ohio; Jane Ann at home; two
step-sons Nelson Saughneder, Muncie, Ind.; Charles Saughneder
in the U.S. Air Force; three sisters, Mrs. Grace Shepherd,
Mrs. Nora Shepherd, and Mrs. Hazel Wires,, all of Lima; and a
half-brother, Frank Inman in Texas.
The body will remain in the Hogenkamp Funeral Home,
Minister, where friends may call after 6 p.m.
(See Note #1 below)
Shelby County, Ohio
Nettie Brown Chambers, daughter of
Lowery and Katherine Brown was born 30, November 1870 in Van
Wert County, Ohio and departed this life in Ft. Loramie, Ohio,
at the age of 66 years and 2 days (2 Dec. 1936). She was
united in marriage to Harry Chambers of Ft. Loramie, Ohio on
15 Oct.ber, 1898. To this union was born two children,
Marion Chambers and of Ft. Loramie, Ohio and Maud Bocknight,
deceased. A granddaughter Dorothy Ludeke made her home
with Mr. and Mrs. Chambers from birth. Mrs. Chambers is
also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Strong and Mrs. Stout of
Pleasant Hill, Ohio.
In early life she attended the German Reform Church of
Ft. Loramie, Ohio
(See Note #2 below)
From: Shelby County Democrat
Fort Lormia News Column
October 12, 1934
Jerry Chambers passed
away at the home of his daughter Mrs. Hazel Brown, at Lima,
Saturday about 4:00 p.m. He was 88 years old and well
known around here.
He had been seriously ill about three weeks but poorly
for several months. In the early part of his life, he
was the owner of Short's Landing for forth years after which
George Short was the owner.
He is survived by three daughters in Lima, Mrs. Hazel Brown,
Mrs. Grace Shepherd, and Mrs. Nora Shepherd, Elmer Chambers,
Harvey Chambers, and Mrs. Hazel Brown, Mrs. Grace Shepherd,
and Mrs. Nora Shepherd, Elmer Chambers, Harvey Chambers, and
Mrs. Emma Viola Short. Funeral services were held at
2:00 o'clock at the house with interment at New Breman Tuesday
(Contributed By Mike Shepherd and
Norita Shepherd Moss,
great-grandchildren of Jeremiah Chambers from their own family
(See Notes#3 below)
From: The Sidney Daily News
Tuesday, October 9, 1934
Held For Aged County Farmer, Jeremiah Chambers Buried
at New Breman Died Saturday Afternoon
Funeral services for Jeremiah Chambers, 88 retired
farmer of Loramie township and former manager of Short's
Landing were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock from the
home of his daughter, Mrs. George Short at Short's Landing,
Ft. Loramie. Burial was made in the New Bremen Cemetery.
The aged man died Saturday afternoon about 4:00 o'clock
at the home of his daughter, Mrs. F. E. Brown on the Findlay
Road, Lima after an illness of three weeks.
A greater part or his life was spent as a farmer in the
Ft. Loramie community, but he was probably best known as the
manager of the present Short's Landing which he conducted for
about forty years. Following his retirement, it was
taken over by his son in law George Short. He was a
great fisherman and sportsman and was a member of the Ft.
Loramie Borrowed Time Club.
His death occurred while he was enjoying a visit of
several weeks at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Brown and with
another daughter in Lima, Mrs. Grace Shepherd.
The surviving children are four daughters and two sons,
Mrs. George Short, Ft. Loramie; Mrs. Jesse Shepherd; Mrs. F.
E. Brown; Mrs. Cary Shepherd, Lima; Elmer and Harry Chambers
of Ft. Loramie; Many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
From: Lima News
October 8, 1934
Jeremiah M. Chambers,
April 6, 1846 - October 6, 1934, Ft. Loramie, Oct. 8 -
Jeremiah Chambers, 88, a retired farmer, died Monday morning
at the home of a daughter Mrs. F. Earl Brown, Findlay Rd.,
after an illness of three weeks. Three other daughters
and two sons survive. They are Mrs. George Short of Ft.
Loramie, Mrs. Jess hepherd, of Findlay Rd., Mrs. Carrie (Cary)
Shepherd of Lima; Elmer and Harry Chambers of Ft. Loramie.
Chambers was born in Shelby County and at the time of his
death was visiting his daughter here (Lima). He was a
member of the Borrowed Time Club. Funeral services have
not been arranged.
Norita Moss as transcribed for her family records as
abstracted from Ancestry.com)
(See Notes #4 below)
St. Marys Evening Leader : Wed Jan
31 , 2001
IRENA A. SOMER SIEGEL
Irena A. Siegel, 96, formerly of Newport, died at 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at her residence in Fort Loramie.
She was born Aug. 5, 1904, in Minster, the daughter of Henry
and Mary (Fleckenstein) Sommer. On Nov. 15, 1921, she married
Frank J. Siegel, who died Dec. 8, 1966.
Survivors include four daughters, Barbara (Ralph) BROWN of
Lakeview, Geraldine (John) PERMENTER of Troy, Carol STREIB of
Versailles and Judy (John) HOLTVOGT of Fort Loramie; a son,
Thomas (Norma) Siegel of Newport; a sister, Clara FADER of
Dayton; two daughters- in-law, Hilda Siegel of Fort Loramie
and Barbara Siegel of Piqua; a son-in-law,
Melvin BERGMAN of Newport; 32 grandchildren and 37 great
grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two daughters, two
sons, a brother, four sisters, and six grandchildren.
Mrs. Siegel was a cook at Earls Island Restaurant in Lake
Loramie for 28 years. She was one of the original organizers
of the Fort Loramie High School Band. She was a member of Sts.
Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Newport, the Knights of St.
John Auxiliary and Rosary and the Alter Sodality of the
A mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with the Rev.
Steven Shoup officiating. Burial will follow at the church
cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9
to 10 a.m Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Minster.
Memorials may be directed to the Fort Loramie Rescue Squad.
(See Notes #4 below)
Celina Daily Standard : July 3,
DOROTHY M. BOCKNECHT LUEDEKE
Former New Bremen resident Dorothy M. Luedeke, 92, died at
5:45 p.m. July 3 at Celina Manor Nursing Home. She was born
June 12, 1909, in Fort Loramie, to William and Maude
(Chambers) Bouknecht. On April 27, 1929, she married Ray W.
Luedeke who died Sept. 22, 1994. Survivors are a son and his
wife, Ben and Gundi of Montezuma; two daughters, Virgene
MOHRMAN, Wapakoneta, and Betty BELTON, Celina; a half-brother,
Harold Bouknecht of Ala.; 10 grandchildren, 19
great-grandchildren and two great-great- grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, Cliff, a granddaughter, Betty, two great-
grandsons and a half-brother, Robert Bouknecht. She was
a homemaker and retired from Crown Equipment Corp., New
Bremen. She was a member of St. Peter's United Church of
Christ, New Bremen. Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the
church, the Rev. Stephen Wills officiating. Burial is at
German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen. Calling is 6-9 p.m.
Friday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home,
New Bremen, and 9:30 a.m. until time of services Saturday at
Contributions can be made to the church memorial fund.
Sarah A. Barker Davis
Died: Friday, November 29, 2002
Sarah A. Davis, 90, 8001 Dayton-Springfield Road, Fairborn,
formerly of Sidney, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2002, at 8:40 p.m.
at Day Springs Nursing Home in Fairborn.
She was born Dec. 8, 1911, in Sidney, the daughter of
Sylvester Barker and Bertha (Chambers) Barker.
In 1943 she married Richard W. Davis. He died June 14, 1993.
She is survived by a son, Richard Davis Jr. of Dayton; three
grandchildren; four brothers, Leonard Barker and Marcellus
Barker, both of Sidney, Robert L. Barker of St. James City,
Fla. and William R. Barker of Troy; and two sisters, Marcella
Detrick of Sidney and Georgia Liller of Rio Verde, Ariz.
Mrs. Davis was a retired employee of Wright-Patterson Air
Force Base. She was administrative assistant to the commander
of the 4950th Avionics Maintenance Squadron, retiring in 1982
after 16 years at the base. She was a member of the National
Association of Retired Federal Employees. She attended St.
Luke's United Methodist Church, Fairborn.
Services are set for Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Cromes Funeral
Home, with the Rev. Chris Heckaman officiating. Burial will
follow in Graceland Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Wednesday from noon until
the time of service.
Condolences may be sent by e-mail to:
April 2, 1934
(Contributed by Pat Zimmerman)
Sidney, April 2, Fleet Deal, 77,
retired farmer, died yesterday at his home in Port
Jefferson, near here. He was born near Columbus.
He is survived by his wife, Cora; one son; Fred, one
daughter, Mrs. Roy Nicholson, and one sister, Mrs. Emma
Young, of AlbIon, Ind. Funeral services will be held
tomorrow afternoon at 2 p.m. from the Dearth funeral Home.
The Rev. A. F. Rinehart of the Port Jefferson M. E. church
will officiate. Burial will be in Port Jefferson
Found in: Lima News
Nov. 20, 1937
(Contributed by Norita Moss)
George A. Short
Sidney, Nov. 20. Funeral services for George A.
Short, 62, widely known as the proprietor of Short's Landing
on the south shore of Lake Loramie, who died Wednesday were
held at the Reformed Church in Fort Loramie at 2:30 o'clock
Saturday. Burial in the Newport Cemetery. Rev.
Cecil Good of Lima officiating. He was born and spent
the greater part of his life in Shelby County. He is
survived by his wife Emma Chambers Robbins Short and one
daughter Agnes Ruth; and one brother. Perry Short of
Newport also survives.
||Father: Jeremiah M. Chambers, b. 6 Apr.
1846 in Oran Cynthian Twp., Shelby Co., Ohio
Mother: Alice A. Brown, b. 26 Jul. 1863 in Troy, Ohio
(Note sources: *Personal Family notes of Betty Shepherd
Farler and Norita.
||Birth: 30 Nov. 1870, Van Wert Co., Ohio
Death: 2 Dec. 1936, Lima, Allen Co., Ohio
Burial: 5 Dec. 1936, Newport Cemetery, Ohio
Father: Lowery W. Brown, Jr., b. 1843 in Miami Co., Ohio
Mother: Catherine Siegel b. 16 May 1844 in Grand Duchy of
Baden - Baden Germany
Marriage 1 to Henry Groh, b. 1866 in 1888
Marriage #2: William Harry Chambers, b. 24
Apr. 1870 in Ft. Loramie, Shelby Co., Ohio.
Married on 24 Oct. 1896
William Harvey Chambers, Jr.
Marion Chambers, b. 10 Oct. 1903
(Sources: This was a handwritten copy of Nettie Brown
Chambers Obit. found in her niece's Nora Chambers
Shepherd's things. We are not sure what paper it was
printed in or what exact date. - Norita Shepherd Moss.
||Jeremiah M. Chambers
Birth: 6 Apr. 1846, Or an Cynthia Twp., Shelby Co.,
Death: 6 Oct. 1934, Lima, Ohio
Burial: Oct. 1934, New Bremen Cemetery
Nick Name: "Jerry"
Father: Isaiah Chambers, b. 24 Jan. 1818,
Mother: Eleanor Merriman, b. 3 Sep. 1817, Westmoreland, Pa
Marriage #1: Sarah Jane Barker, b. 15 Mar. 1848, Ohio
Married on 26 May 1870, Shelby Co., Ohio
Children by Marriage #1:
- William Harry Chambers, b. 24 Apr. 1870, Ft. Loramie, Shelby Co., Ohio
- Mary Ann Chambers, b. 11 May 1873, Ft. Loramie, Shelby Co., Ohio
- Emma Viola Chambers, b. 26 Jan. 1882, Ft. Loramie, Shelby Co., Ohio
Marriage #2: Alice WA. Brown, b. 26 Jul. 1863, Troy,
Married on 15 Feb. 1883, Allen Co., Ohio
Children of Marriage #2:
- Della Chambers, b. 6 Oct. 1883, Ft. Loramie, Shelby Co., Ohio
- James Harvey Chambers, b. 13 May 1886
- Arthur Chambers, b. 17 Sep. 1888 - Still Born
- Elmer Chambers, b. 24 Nov. 1889, Shelby Co., Ohio
- Gracey Mae Chambers, 25 Apr. 1896, Ft. Loramie, Shelby Co., Ohio
- Laurence Chambers, b. 7 Aug. 1900
- Hazel Chambers, b. 26 Jun. 1901, Ft. Loramie, Shelby, Ohio
||Jeremiah Chambers aged 24 and Miss
Sarah J. Barker aged 17 both of Shelby County, Ohio on May
26, 1870 in Sidney by Justice Hale.
United States Census 1880 for McLean, Shelby County, Ohio
- Page 169D
Jerry Chambers - Self - M - Male - W 37 OH - Farmer - OH -
Jane Chambers - Wife - M - Female - W 27 OH - Keeping
House - OH - OH
Wm. H. Chambers - Son - S - Male - W 9 OH - At School - OH
Mary Anna Chambers - Dau - S - Female - W & OH - At School
- OH - OH
Henry Lehman - Other - S - Male - W 15 OH - Servant - OH -
||Irena A. SOMMER
Father's Surnames: SOMMER, Henry
Mother's Surnames: FLECKENSTEIN, Mary
Spouse's Surnames: SIEGEL, Frank J.
Death Record Date: January 27, 2001