The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, October 21, 1920
           RECEIVED  IN  FALL
Henry G. Ostemeyer,  of  Near
New  Palestine,  Suffered
Fractured  Skull.
Fell  From  Left  of  Barn  to  Cement
Floor  While  Putting  Hay  in
Barn -- Was  Well  Known  in
Northern  Part  County.
          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.
          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

Obituary Index       Main Page