Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Tuesday, July 13, 1982
John  G.  Hilt
          John G. Hilt,  61, Lafayette and former Fairland and Boggstown area resident, died at 3:55 p.m. Monday in St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Lafayette, where he had been a patient for two weeks.  He had been ill for three years.
          Mr. Hilt, who had been a Brunswick mechanic at Star Lanes in Lafayette, was a former mechanic for the Brunswick Corp.; a U.S Army veteran of World War II; and member of the VFW Post No. 1154 and Greenwood Baptist Church, Lafayette.
          A son of  William and  Fern (Endicott) Hilt, he was born near Shelbyville June 18, 1921.  He was married Sept. 6, 1942, in Shelbyville to  Georgia Smith  who survives.
          Also surviving are three sons,  John S. Hilt and  Kenneth W. Hilt,  both of Lafayette, and  Joseph D. Hilt,  Franklin; a daughter,  Mrs. Lyle (Nancy) Smith,  Ottumwa, Iowa; a brother,  Kenneth Hilt,  Shelbyville; four sisters,  Mrs. Hale (Faye) Kuhn,  Shelbyville,  Mrs. Floyd (Alice) Clemmons,  Indianapolis,  Mrs. Jack (Peggy) Snyder,  Napoleon, and  Mrs. Carl (Doty) Gibbons,  Silver Springs, Fla.; and nine grandchildren.
          Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Murphy Mortuary with the  Rev. Marvin Isley  officiating.  Military graveside rites will be conducted by members of the Lafayette VFW post.  Burial will be in Flat Rock Cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Tuesday January 29, 1907
Page 2   column 3
          In the death of  Mary Caroline (Bauer) Hilt, born in Hertsmanwiler, Wittenberg, Germany, March 6, 1834, a historic character has been removed from our midst, one who has been closely associated with the history and development of Shelby County, Indiana.
          She landed in New York City in 1852 and from there went to Allentown, New Jersey, where she was married to  Frederick Hilt, January 12, 1854.  After her marriage she and her husband came to Adams, Decatur county, Indiana in 1861, where they remained until they moved to Shelby county, near Shelbyville.
          Having been brought up in the faith of the Lutheran church she remained a member until 1868 when she united with the Christian church at Shelbyville, where she remained a member until her removal to Morristown, in March, 1880, when she connected herself with the Christian congregation at Hanover and at the time of her death, January 25, 1907, she was a member of the Morristown church, having been such ever since the church was moved from Hanover to that place.
          She is the mother of ten children, nine of whom are still living, six boys and three girls, one girl and her husband having gone on before her to the other world.  These sons and daughters, with nineteen grandchildren, and two great grandchildren remain to mourn her departure.  She has gone to reap her eternal reward; her life and teachings have always been for God and righteousness; she has left behind her "footprints that perhaps another, sailing o'er life's solemn main, a forlorn and ship-wrecked brother, seeing, shall take heart again."
          Funeral services were held at Morristown, January 28, 1907, conducted by the Rev. A. Burns.
[Buried Hanover Cemetery]
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Weekly  Volunteer
Thursday March 27, 1879
Page 3 column 5
          HILTS—On Saturday March 22nd at the residence of the parents in Washington township, infant daughter of  John Hilts  and wife, aged 9 months.  Funeral at Chamber’s Graveyard yesterday March 23rd.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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