The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday, April 28, 1928
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GEORGE  ZOBEL  DIED  AT  HOME
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Death Occurred At 2:15 Friday Afternoon
Lived In County 74 Years
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WILL  HOLD  FUNERAL  MONDAY
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          The death of  George Zobel, Sr., age 78 years, 8 months and 22 days, occurred yesterday afternoon at 3:15, from heart disease at his home in Shelby township, southeast of this city.  Mr. Zobel was the son of  William and Anna Zobel and was born in Brookville, Indiana, in 1849.  At the age of four years he moved to Shelby township where he has been a resident for the past 74 years. On February 20, 1878 he married Miss Catherine Higgins who died March 4, 1927.  To this union were born 12 children, eight of whom survive.  They are;  Roscoe Zobel,  George Zobel, Jr.,  Mrs. Peter J. Lux,  Mrs. Edward A. Wisker,  Misses Berlinda,  Helen,  Justine and  Lucille, all of Shelby township. Surviving besides the children are two brothers, Wm. Zobel, of St. Louis, Missouri, Michael Zobel, of Richmond, Indiana, his step-mother, Mrs. Margaret Zobel, four half brothers,  Frank,  Lewis,  Henry  and  Jacob, two half sisters, Mrs. Henry Wissing, all of Shelby township, Mrs. Rose Drake of this city and 19 grandchildren.
          Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Vincent church, Father Duffy officiating.  Interment will be in St. Vincent cemetery in charge of Ralph Edwards, funeral director.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday April 6, 1911
Page 2, column 2
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          Mrs. Anna Zoble, wife of  Michael Zoble, died at their home in Shelby township, at 6:30 a.m. this morning of liver trouble, aged sixty-four years, six months and four days.  She leaves besides the husband one son, William T., and one daughter, Mrs. Mary R. Johnson  of Fayette county.  Funeral services will be held at the Ripple church at 10 o'clock a.m. Saturday.  Rev. Guthrie officiating. Interment in the Blue Ridge Cemetery.  Stewart & Fix in charge.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, July 5, 1906
Page 5, column 6
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KILLED  BY  LIGHTNING
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Ed Zoble, of Near Prescott, Meets Death
Suddenly This Afternoon
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WAS  HAULING  CORN  AT  THE
TIME  THE  STROKE  KILLED
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Team of Horses Zoble Was Driving Also Instantly
Killed By the Fluid
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RECALLS  OTHER  TRAGEDY
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        The uncertainty of life was never better exemplified than in the death of  Edward Zoble, which occurred shortly after two o'clock this afternoon.  Mr. Zoble while engaged in hauling corn from a field to the elevator at Prescott was instantly killed by a stroke of lightning.  Mr. Zoble was the son of George Zoble, who lives near Prescott, and made his home with his father.  This afternoon, young Zoble and  Peter Lux  were engaged in hauling corn from a field belonging to  Mrs. Lux to the elevator.  Mr. Zoble had a wagon load and was driving out of a field, when struck by the bolt.  The lightning evidently went through the body from head to feet, tearing every vestige of clothing from the same except one shoe.  Mr. Lux, who was some distance from Mr. Zoble at the time of the stroke, saw that something was the matter with Zoble's team.  Quickly running to them he discovered that the lightning had killed Zoble and both of the horses.  Mr. Zoble was about 28 years of age and unmarried.  He was deservedly popular among a large circle of friends, who will grieve at his sudden demise.  The body has no marks left by the lightning, save the hair slightly burned, and a small mark on the right leg.  The fluid turned the body copper colored.
          The tragic death of Edward Zoble recalls the death of his sister, Josephine, which occurred some years ago.  Miss Zoble and some of her companions were run down and killed by a Big Four Train.

Ibid.
Page 8 column 4
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           The funeral of  Ed Zoble who was killed by lightning Tuesday was held this morning at the St. Vincent church. A large crowd was present.  The Knights of Columbus were in charge. The last rites were conducted by Rev. Father Ketter, of St. Vincent's, Father Kaelin, of St. Joseph's church of this city and Father Bauer, of Brazil, were also present and assisted.  The funeral was in charge of Marshall G. Tindall.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Thursday July 28, 1892
Page 1 column 4
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DEATH OF WILLIAM ZOBLE
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One of Shelby County's Worthy Citizens
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        Mr. William Zoble, of Liberty township, one of the best known and most highly respected of the German citizens of this county, died at the family residence this morning at 8:20 o'clock.  His death was the result of a severe attack of la grippe, which prostrated him several months ago, and he never recovered from its effects.  Deceased was a prominent man in agricultural circles, and he was an honest, kind-hearted, just man.  All who knew him testify to his probity of character and to virtues which made him an esteemed as an upright man in all the relations of life.  He leaves a large estate to be divided among a family of worthy children.  Notice of the funeral appears elsewhere.
FRIDAY, JULY 29, 1892
        The remains of the late William Zoble will be buried at Forest Hill Cemetery on Saturday morning at eleven o'clock.  Services at his late residence at eight a.m. by Rev. G. G. Winters.  D. B. Wilson & Son funeral directors.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, July 9, 1891
Page 3, column 5
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MAGGIE  ZOBLE'S  DEATH
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No Additional Evidence Elicited by Coroner Bruce
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        Coroner Bruce held an inquest on the body of  Maggie Zoble, who hung herself on Saturday morning, but no new developments were brought to light concerning the causes which led to the deed.  The girls' body was discovered by  Mrs. Morner  about nine o'clock, hanging from a joist in the wood-shed adjoining the residence.
        The family did not arise as early as was their custom, and when Mrs. Morner went to the kitchen to issue her orders for the morning meal she was stupefied with horror on seeing the sickening spectacle which met her gaze.
         Word was sent to the Coroner at once, and that gentleman immediately proceeded to the house and assisted in cutting the body down.  Life was wholly extinct, hands, face and chest being cold with the chill of death.
        From her associates it is learned that the girl had formed a deep attachment for young  Henry Cawein, of Liberty township, but the feeling of affection was not reciprocated.  The knowledge of  Cawein's  indifference to her preyed upon her mind day and night, and it is thought her reason was affected by it.  To these friends she frequently expressed a desire to die, but there seems to have been no apprehension among them that she would destroy herself.  Within the past week, however, her employers noticed her despondency.  She manifested little interest in her work, and slighted the details of the labor assigned her to a degree that necessitated a reprimand.  Still it was believed that she would soon regain control of her feelings, and the family did not suspect the fearful struggle going on in her mind.
        After Coroner Bruce had completed his examination of the body at the home of the Morner's, Undertaker Wilson took charge of it, and at 7 o'clock it was removed to the residence of Mr. Henry Briggeman, whose wife was Maggie's aunt, and from there the funeral occurred Sunday morning. The Coroner's verdict is as follows.
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CORONER'S VERDICT
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        I, Clarence Bruce, Coroner of Shelby county, after a careful examination of the body and having heard all the evidence in regard to the death of  Maggie Zoble, find that the deceased came to her death by hanging herself, prompted by despondency, on Saturday, July 4th, 1891, and that no blame, whatever, is attached to any person for the death of the above named.
        Maggie Zoble, aged 22 years, died at the residence of John Morner at about 9 o'clock, Saturday morning, and was buried at the German Cemetery in Union township. Services at the church at 9 o'clock a.m. on Sunday.  The Rev. G. G. Winters officiating. D. B. Wilson, funeral director.
Contributed by Barb Huff


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