Shelby  County  Indiana


Unknown  Shelby  County  Newspaper
Died January 10, 1962
Death Claims County Woman
Rites Saturday For Minnie Schloesser, 80
Mrs. Minnie Ida Schloesser, 80, Moral township, died today at 9:50 a.m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Chalmer Mohr, two miles south of London.
Born December 21, 1881, in Montgomery County, a daughter of  Stewart and Anna McGuire.  Married  John C. Schloesser  on June 25, 1902, and he died November 17, 1947.
Survived by four children, Mrs. Mohr, Gerald Schloesser  of this city, Mrs. Audrey Milby  of Fairland R. R. 1, and  W. H. (Pat) Schloesser  of Fairland R. R. 1.  One sister, Mrs. Morris Waltman of Morgantown, and two brothers, Bert McQuire  of Fountaintown R. R. and  William J. McQuire  of Toledo, O. also survive. Two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
London Methodist Church.  Rev. Amos S. Bastin and Rev. Clara Maye Rippel will officiate. Burial in the London cemetery.
Carmony Funeral Home in Shelbyville.
Contributed by Jim Cottrell
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday April 24, 1947
Page 1 column 2
Funeral Friday for Mrs. Carrie Schloesser
          In ill health for several years, Mrs. Carrie Schloesser, 68, wife of  Alfred Schloesser, of 720 Elm street, died at the W.S. Major hospital at 4:00 a.m. Wednesday.
          Born in Moral township on august 29, 1878, she was the daughter of  James and Nancy (Cochran) Ensminger.  Her marriage to Mrs. Schloesser took place in 1901, and two children were born to the union.  A daughter, Dorothy, died in infancy and a son, Carl Schloesser, of London survives with the husband.  One sister and three brothers preceded her in death and she was the last of her family.  Also surviving are two grandchildren,  Sue and Joan Schloesser.
          Deceased was a member of the West Street Methodist church.
          Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 10:00 a.m. at the Loren H. Murphy funeral home with the Rev. Frederick Young, of Franklin officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday December 10, 1943
          Mrs. Sarah Schloesser, of Moral township, died Thursday afternoon at 1:45 at the St. Vincent hospital.  She was 89 years old and had been ill for only six weeks, but had been taken to the hospital last week for a major surgery.
            She was the widow of Mathias Schloesser, who died six years ago.  Mrs. Schloesser had lived alone and had performed all her household duties until her last illness.
            Surviving are three children, Harry, of Moral township; Clarence, of Johnson county, and  Mrs. Clara Smith, of Fairmount, Illinois.
            Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Baptist church in Fairland.  The body will be place in the [Temple Hill] mausoleum at Shelbyville.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Sarah Disher

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday June 10, 1938
Page 6 column 3
Well Known Farmer Dies At Home North of City
            Mathias (Mont) Schloesser, widely known farmer, died at his home on State Road 29, nine miles north of this city, Wednesday at 11:15 p.m.  Death followed an illness of three weeks and was due to complications.
            Mr. Schloesser was the son of  Henry and Margaret Schloesser, and was born in Hamilton, Ohio on May 30, 1854.  He was eighty-four years and nine days old at the time of his death.
            His marriage to  Sarah Ball  took place on March 10, 1880.  Two sons and one daughter were born to this union.  They are:  Harry, of Shelby county;  Clarence, of Johnson county, and  Clara, of Fairmount, Illinois, who survive with the wife.  Other survivors are a sister,  Mrs. Mary Fields, of Peru; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  Two sisters and one brother preceded him in death.
            Mr. Schloesser was a member of the Brookfield Baptist church.  Funeral services will be held at the Fairland Baptist church Sunday at 2:00 p.m.  Interment will be at the Temple Hill mausoleum near Shelbyville.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Sarah Disher

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday November 26, 1937
Jacob Schloesser Dies In Moral Township
            Jacob Schloesser, 86, died at the home of his son, Curtis Schloesser, in Moral township, at 5:30 p.m. Friday morning following an illness of five days.
            He is survived by two sons,  Alfred Schloesser, of Shelbyville and  Curtis Schloesser; one brother  Mathias Schloesser, of Moral township; one sister,  Mrs. Mary Fields, of Peru; six grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.
            Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Acton Baptist church and burial will be in the Fairland cemetery.
Shelby County Marriages
Jacob Schloesser & Samantha Means
March 6, 1878
Book 11 page 138
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Sarah Disher

Unknown  Shelby  County  Newspaper
Died November 26, 1937
Jacob Schloesser Dies Early Today
Pneumonia Fatal to Widely Known County Farmer - Dies at Son's Home
          Jacob Schloesser  age eighty-six, lifelong resident of Shelby county, died at the home of his son, Curtis Schloesser, in Moral township, at 5:30 a. m. today.  His death was due to pneumonia, from which he had been suffering since Sunday.
          Mr. Schloesser was a widely known farmer and his death is a source of deep sorrow to a large circle of friends.  He was a member of the Acton Baptist church.
          Mr. Schloesser was united in marriage with  Miss Samantha Means, who preceded him in death in 1922.  He is survived by two sons, Alfred Schloesser, Shelbyville business man, and Curtis, at whose home he died; a brother, Mathias Schloesser, of Moral township; a sister, Mary Fields, of Peru; six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
          Funeral services will held at 10:00 a.m. Sunday at the Acton Baptist church and burial will be made at the Fairland cemetery.
From a handwritten obituary
          Jacob Schloesser son of  Henry and Margaret Schloesser  was born Jan 3, 1851 and departed this life Nov. 26, 1937 age 86 years, 10 months and 23 days.
          He was a member of a family of five children.
          He was born in Hamilton, Ohio moving to Indiana April 1, 1871 and spent the rest of his life in this state.
          He was united in marriage March 6, 1876 with  Samantha J. Means.  To this union were born 4 children,  Alfred,  Curtis,  Pearl  and  Edna.  His wife  Samantha  and two daughters, Pearl and Edna, preceded him in death.
          He and his wife started farming soon after their marriage and continued this occupation during their married life until 16 years ago when his wife passed away.
          He broke up farming and went to live with his son, Curtis, making that his home for the rest of his days.
          When young in life, he became a member of East Union Baptist church.
          He was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. But he has answered the call of his Lord.
          Should we only pause we too will answer a similar call and may we be prepared when the call shall come.
          Jacob's health failed him several years ago but was able to be up and around until Wednesday.  He had to give up and take his bed and continued to grow weaker until the last.
          He was a loving husband and father.
          He leaves to mourn their loss two sons, Alfred and Curtis at whose home he passed away.  He also leaves 6 grandchildren, one brother, Mathias Schloesser  and one sister, Mary Fields  and a host of other relatives and friends.  Two sisters passed on before him.
          So be brave and meet the test for the master knoweth best.  He hath promised a reunion after while.  And how happy you will be when your loved ones you shall see.  Awaiting up in Heaven with a smile.  He resteth now no more his breast heaves with its weary breath.  Pain sits no longer on the brow where lies the calm of death.  Sunk to his rest like tired child he lies in slumber deep.  Soft folded in the arms of him.  Who giveth his beloved sleep nay doth he rest.  No day nor night.  He resteth not from praise.  His spirit winged with rapture knows.  No more earth's weary ways but ever towards the infinite his flight on upward does he keep.  For he gives active tirelessness who giveth his beloved sleep.
Contributed by Jim Cottrell

Unknown  Shelby  County  Newspaper
Died March 28, 1922
Born May 8, 1857
Death of Woman After Long Illness
Funeral and Burial of Mrs. Samantha Schloesser to be Held Thursday
          Mrs. Samantha Jane Schloesser, 64 years old, a resident of this community all her life, died Tuesday at her home, three miles southwest of Acton, in Marion county.  She had been ill for the last year with dropsy and had been in a critical condition for the last two months with the affliction which caused her death.  The funeral will be held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock in the Acton Baptist church and burial will be made in the Fairland cemetery.  The Rev. Buchannan will officiate for the services.
          Altho she had been residing in Marion county for several years, Mrs. Schloesser was a native of Shelby county and was born and reared in Moral township, the daughter of the late  Alfred  and  Susan Means.  She was a widely known woman throughout the section and her death is deeply mourned by hundreds of friends.  Her husband and two daughters have been dead for several years.  Mrs. Schloesser was a member of the East Union Baptist church in Moral township during her residence there but transferred her membership to the church in Acton.
          Surviving her are two sons, Alfred and John Curtis Schloesser; three brothers, William A. Means, of Johnson county;  Harry Means  of Indianapolis, and  John R Means, of Hendricks township.  There are also six grandchildren.
Contributed by Jim Cottrell

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday April 13, 1908
Page 1 column 6
          Dorothy Schloesser, the four weeks and six days old daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schloesser, died at their home, 282 South Tompkins street at 6 a.m. Sunday, April 12.  Funeral occurred at the home at 2:30 p.m. this evening, Rev. Cook officiating.  Interment in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of Edwards & Hageman.
Contributed by  Barb Huff  for  Bob McKenzie

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