Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, July 23, 1923
Page 4, column 2
          Elroy Levante Strahl, the three year old child of  Mr. and Mrs. Harry Strahl, of Marietta, was rushed to the Robert Long hospital yesterday evening.  The youngster died at 8:30 p.m., the doctors diagnosing the disease as inflammation of the bowels.  Elroy Levante Strahl  was born August 27, 1919, and was three years, eleven months and twenty-three days old, and the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Strahl.  The body was brought to Fix & Son's undertaking parlors last evening for burial preparation.  The funeral will be held from the M. P. church in Marietta on Wednesday morning at ten o'clock.  Rev. Clawson officiating.  Interment will be in Miller Cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Lou Ann Windhorst

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday, February 3, 1915
Page 2, column 1
          Funeral services for the late Mrs. Joseph [Hannah] Strahl, who died Monday night at her home in Mt. Auburn, will be held Thursday morning at ten o'clock at the Lutheran Church at Mt. Auburn, the Rev. J.G. Groves officiating.  Burial will be made in the Mt. Auburn Cemetery.
          Mrs. Strahl was seventy-three years old.  Her death was caused by dropsy and heart trouble.  She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church and had been since she was eighteen years old.  She was married to Mr. Strahl in 1866.
          Besides her husband she leaves one son, Porter Strahl, of near Morristown; six daughters, Mrs. Mary Miller and Mrs. Flora Bass, of this city; Mrs. Rebecca Colvin, of Cincinnati; and Mrs. May Gundrum, of Boggstown; one brother, James Flint, of Morgantown; four sisters, Mrs. Miranda Petro, of Oklahoma; Mrs. Carrie Rude, of Worthington; Mrs. Minerva Campbell, of Edinburg, and  Mrs. Prussia Hurdle of near Georgetown, Indiana.
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Lou Ann Windhorst

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, May 4, 1911
Page 1, column 1
Mrs. Lizzie Strahl Received Fatal Burns While Filling
An Incubator Lamp With Oil Wednesday Evening
Most Of Her Clothing Was In Ashes
And Her Hair Was Burned From Her Head
Was A Widow
          The explosion of a coal oil can at the home of  Mrs. Lizzie Strahl, residing one mile northeast of Marietta, proved fatal to Mrs. Lizzie Strahl this morning about 9:30 o'clock, when she died from the burns she had received.
          Shortly before she retired last night she noticed that the lamp in the small incubator she had in the house, which was being used for hatching chickens, needed refilling. She unscrewed the burner and started to fill the bowl of the lamp with oil without blowing out the blaze. The oil ignited from the flame and caused the can she was holding to explode, scattering the oil over her clothing.  The soot ignited and burned most of the clothing from her body and the hair from her head.
          The man employed on the place ran to the woman's assistance, but she was fatally burned before the flames could be extinguished.  Dr. Perry was called, and he did all he could to relieve the woman of her suffering.  She lived only twelve hours after the accident.
          Mrs. Strahl resided at the home place with her mother and her four children, her husband being dead.
[Buried Miller Cemetery]
Submitted by Barb Huff  for Lou Ann Windhorst
The accident, as reported by The Shelby Democrat is in the Newspaper Articles.

The  Shelbyville  Weekly  Volunteer
Thursday, March 26, 1874
Page 3, column 3
          OBITUARY DIED -- Catherine Strahl, was born in Belmont County, Ohio, Jan. 31st, 1807, died March 15th, 1874, aged 67 years 1 month and 14 days.  Her maiden name was Yarnall.  She was married to Isaac Strahl,  Nov. 26, 1834.  She continued to reside in Ohio until October, 1853, when the family removed to Bartholomew County, Ind.  She came to Shelby County about four years ago.  She was the mother of nine children, all of whom are dead except three-- two sons and one daughter still living.  Her husband died in 1863.  Sister Strahl obeyed the gospel when eighteen years of age, and connected herself with the Old Christian or New Light Church.  Although for several years deprived of church privileges, she never lost her confidence in God, nor her love for the Saviour.  She has been a patient sufferer for two years--the last five months of which she was most of the time confined to her bed.  I visited her several times and conversed freely with her on her prospects for Heaven.  She spoke of the exceeding goodness of God, and seemed entirely confident of a home in Heaven.  She "desired to depart and be with Christ."  God has granted her desire.  She has gone to "the rest that remaineth to the people of God."  While we drop a tear to her memory, we would not call her back.
Submitted by Barb Huff

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