The Shelbyville Democrat
Henry Gathman, prominent Shelby county resident, died at his
home southeast of this city, this morning at 9:45 o’clock, from a stroke of
paralysis, which he suffered Saturday night. He had been in ailing health during
the winter, although his death was very sudden to the family and friends.
Monday March 8, 1920
AGED MAN CALLED TO REWARD TODAY
Well Known Man of Shelbyville and Shelby County
Died at Home Here
Mr. Gathman was one of those staunch men who came to this country
from Germany when a small child. He was born in Germany January 22, 1840, the
son of John and Anne Gathman, who came to this country with their family
and settled in Ripley county. At his death he was eighty years, one month and
sixteen days of age. Mr. Gathman came to Shelby county in 1877. He was a veteran
of the civil war, fighting with the 83rd Regiment, Indiana Volunteers. He was a
man of the highest standard of citizenship, conscientious in his love for
America and its freedom and willing to the last to assist a friend in need.
many years he lived in this city on Washington avenue, but most of his life was
spent in farm work.
His first marriage was with
Miss Catherine Kuntz two sons
and two daughters survive of this marriage, namely, Levi H. of Wallace,
Nebraska, Wesley, of this county, and Mrs. Anna Perrill, of this
county, and Mrs. Louisa Dorfmeyer, of Terre Haute, Indiana. His second
marriage was with Miss Jennie Mahan in 1885. Three children survive of
this marriage; they are Monte Gathman, Mrs. Claude Forte
Irene Vahl, all of Indianapolis.
The funeral will be held at the late home Wednesday afternoon at 2
o’clock. Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery. H. H. Hageman, of the
Morris Sleeth undertaking establishment is in charge.
Contributed by Barb Huff
The Shelby Republican
Henry Gathman, age eighty years, veteran of the civil war,
and well known resident of the county, died Monday morning at 9:45 o’clock at
his home, southeast of Shelbyville. His death was caused by paralysis.
Gathman suffered an attack Saturday night and had been unconscious from that
time until his death.
Thursday March 11, 1920
Page 6 column 5
HENRY GATHMAN HAS PASSED AWAY
Aged Resident of The County Died
Following Stroke of Paralysis
HOLD FUNERAL WEDNESDAY
He was born in Bremen, Germany, but came to this country with his
parents, when two years old. His father and mother settled in Ripley county,
Indiana. Mr. Gathman came to Shelby county in 1887, and for a number of years
lived in Shelbyville. He was employed in furniture factories here. During the
civil war he served as a member of the 83rd Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and was
a member of the local G.A.R. Post. Mr. Gathman was a member of the Christian
His first wife was Catherine Kuntz, who died a number of
years ago. Ten children were born to them, four surviving. They are
Gathman, of Wallace, Nebraska, Wesley Gathman and Mrs. Anna
Perfrill, of this county, and Mrs. Louisa Dorfmeyer, of Terre Haute.
He was later married to Miss Jennie Mahan, who survives him, with three
children, Montie B. Gathman, Mrs. Irene Dahl, and
Mrs. Mary Fort, all of
Funeral services will be held at the home Wednesday afternoon at 2
o’clock, and burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery, Morris H. Sleeth in
Contributed by Barb Huff