The Shelby Democrat
Henry G. Ostemeyer, aged 33
years, a well known farmer of New Palestine, died at 9:20 o'clock this morning
from injuries he received when he fell from a hay loft in the barn owned by his
father, who resides one mile west of New Palestine. Mr. Ostemeyer was
assisting his father in putting some hay in loft and had climbed upon a ladder
in the loft when it fell letting him down with such force on the cement floor
below that it fractured his skull. He only lived about an hour after the
accident. Mr. Ostemeyer had been in poor health for the past summer.
Thursday, October 21, 1920
DIED FROM INJURIES
Henry G. Ostemeyer, of Near
New Palestine, Suffered
LIVED HOUR AFTER ACCIDENT
Fell From Left of Barn to Cement
Floor While Putting Hay in
Barn -- Was Well Known in
Northern Part County.
He was born in the year
1887, he was the son of Henry Astemeyer, sr., of near New
Palestine, and had spent practically all of his life in Hancock county.
Ten years ago he was united in marriage to Miss Mary E. Smith, of
VanBuren township, who survives him.
Mr. and Mrs. Ostemeyer's
married life had been a most happy one, and the wife is prostrated with grief
over her husband's death. He was quite well known in this county and his
many friends will be shocked to learn of his death.
Besides his wife he is
survived by his father, his mother having preceded him a number of years ago, a
step-mother, and two sisters. The sisters are Mrs. Carrie Scotten,
of near Mt. Comfort, Ind., and Mrs. George Ostemeyer, of near
Irvington. Funeral announcements will be made later.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming