Saturday, January 29, 2011

Evangelical Messenger Obituary Index

The Allen County Public Library in Ft. Wayne, Indiana has an obituary index to the Evangelical Messenger.


From the library's website:
The Evangelical Association was founded in 1800 by Jacob Albright (1759-1808). There was a split in this denomination from 1891-1922, when the dissenting group formed The United Evangelical Church. Its periodical was titled The Evangelical. When the two bodies reunited, the name became The Evangelical Church. Those not wishing to reunite formed the Evangelical Congregational Church. 
The Evangelical Church merged with the Church of the United Brethren in Christ in 1946 and became the Evangelical United Brethren (EUB) denomination. In 1968 the Evangelical United Brethren denomination merged with the Methodist Church and became the United Methodist Church. 
Der Christliche Botschafter was the German-language denominational periodical of the Evangelical Association, and was published from 1836-1947. In 1967 Evelyn Zehnder Seder had translated to English, then published, abstracts of Der Christliche Botschafter obituaries, 1836-1866. 
The English-language, weekly denominational publication was The Evangelical Messenger, which was published from 1848-1946. Both periodicals had separate editors and different content; both published obituaries, but not necessarily the same ones.
Photocopies of obituaries may be ordered via email to genealogy@acpl.info. Requests should include the patron's name and mailing address, decedent's name and the date the obituary appears. Patrons will be billed $2.50 for each obituary and should allow up to six weeks for processing. 
It is imperative that the entire obituary be viewed to learn the personal characteristics of the decedent, number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and other information that is not included in the index. The entire run of the Evangelical Messenger is on microfilm in cabinet 100-B-7 at The Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library.
Members of my paternal ancestry, including the HALEY and METZNER families, were members of this religious affiliation.  With Ft. Wayne being so close, these items will be on my agenda for my next research trip.


DatePageDecedent or
Spouse
AgeMaiden NameSpouse or DecedentLocaleLocation
(Event)
Place of Death or
Last Known Residence/Notes
10/17/191721DOTY, Fern*20METZNERDOTY, Clifford F.ININ: Elkhart (d Sep 4, 1917); b Sep 3, 1897, dau of Rev. J. W.; died 1 day after 20th birthday, lay in casket on 2nd wedding anniversary; memb Elkhart First Ch., pianist there 6 yrs; husb remains; dau died 4 mos ago
5/6/190824HARTWEG, Magdalena*57METZNERHARTWEG, JohnILGER: Alsace: Sundhausen (b)IL: Hooppole (d)
6/13/1900379HUESTON, Caroline H.*49METZNERHUESTON, -----WIIN: Portland area (b)WI: Oakfield (died visiting sister)
03/08/1892155JAQUET, Elizabeth*77METZNERJAQUET, ChristopherILGERMANY: Sant Hansen (b)IL: Hoop Pole area (d); to AMER 1842; md age 31 yrs; he d abt 33 yrs ago; 4 chren, 1 bro remain; 2 chren dead
01/22/189559KILE, Katie*21METZNERKILE, -----ININ: Jay Co. (b)IN: Portland (d)
7/25/1900475MEISEL, Kunigunda*75METZNERMEISEL, -----PABAVARIA: Kreis Oberfranken: Burgwindheim (b)PA: Lehighton (d)
07/12/1899443METZNER, AdamMOULTON, Clara*
6/13/1900379METZNER, Caroline H.*49HUESTON, -----WIIN: Portland area (b)WI: Oakfield (died visiting sister)
01/24/188859METZNER, CatharineMETZNER, John*
7/6/191027METZNER, Catharine*90YOUNGMETZNER, JohnINFRANCE (b)IN: Rome City (d); md Newark, Licking Co., OH, 1839
07/12/1899443METZNER, Clara*55MOULTONMETZNER, AdamININ: Portland (d); md 1864
03/08/1892155METZNER, Elizabeth*77JAQUET, ChristopherILGERMANY: Sant Hansen (b)IL: Hoop Pole area (d); to AMER 1842; md age 31 yrs; he d abt 33 yrs ago; 4 chren, 1 bro remain; 2 chren dead
10/17/191721METZNER, Fern*20DOTY, Clifford F.ININ: Elkhart (d Sep 4, 1917); b Sep 3, 1897, dau of Rev. J. W.; died 1 day after 20th birthday, lay in casket on 2nd wedding anniversary; memb Elkhart First Ch., pianist there 6 yrs; husb remains; dau died 4 mos ago
08/26/1875267METZNER, George*62OHGERMANY (b)OH: Belmore area (d Jun 19, 1875 age 62y, 2m, 17d); to AMER ca age 28; widow, 6 chren remain. "His house was ever open to the weary itinerant while traveling through the forests of the north west."
7/6/191027METZNER, JohnYOUNG, Catharine*
01/24/188859METZNER, John*82YOUNG, CatharineINGERMANY (b)IN: Jay Co. (res); to AMER 1837 to Licking Co., OH; md Nov 3, 1839; to Jay Co. 1850; 4 sons, 4 daus remain; 2 sons, 1 dau dead [line through place of birth, but believe it to be Germany]
01/22/189559METZNER, Katie*21KILE, -----ININ: Jay Co. (b)IN: Portland (d)
7/25/1900475METZNER, Kunigunda*75MEISEL, -----PABAVARIA: Kreis Oberfranken: Burgwindheim (b)PA: Lehighton (d)
5/6/190824METZNER, Magdalena*57HARTWEG, JohnILGER: Alsace: Sundhausen (b)IL: Hooppole (d)



DatePageDecedent or
Spouse
AgeMaiden NameSpouse or DecedentLocaleLocation
(Event)
Place of Death or
Last Known Residence/Note

4/15/190823EASTERDAY, Barbara Helen*72HALEYEASTERDAY, ChristianINOH: Hardin Co.: Goshen (b)IN: Portland (d)
6/13/190624FALK, Margaret*66HALEYFALK, Sylvanus S.OHOH: Fairfield Co. (b)OH: Hancock Co.: Mt. Cory (d)
09/13/1899587HALDEMAN, Susan Jane*55HALEYHALDEMAN, AlfredOHOH: Fairfield Co. (b)OH: Morrow Co. (d)
12/25/190724HALEY, -----RADER, Lydia*
05/31/1887347HALEY, -----LONGBRAKE, Rebecca*
07/23/191326HALEY, Arthur Paul*17ININ: Jay Co. (b)IN: submitting minister: W. I. Weyant of Portland Circuit
4/15/190823HALEY, Barbara Helen*72EASTERDAY, ChristianINOH: Hardin Co.: Goshen (b)IN: Portland (d)
09/05/1893571HALEY, Charles W.*21INOH: Wayne Co. (b)IN: Jay Co. (d); mother, 3 bros, 3 sis remain
12/23/190824HALEY, DelilahHALEY, Frederick*
05/18/1898315HALEY, ElizabethHALEY, Frederick*
05/16/191720HALEY, ElizabethMARQUARDT, Adam*
2/26/190824HALEY, Elizabeth*59HOLZHAUER, AdamOHOH: Fairfield Co. (b)OH: Erie Co.: Huron (res)
05/12/1897299HALEY, Elizabeth*72HALEY, Fred.--OH: Fairfield Co. (b)--: Minister: SNYDER, F. L.; md 1843
05/12/1897299HALEY, Fred.-----, Elizabeth*
12/23/190824HALEY, Frederick*49FERNER, DelilahINOH: Fairfield (b)IN: Portland (d)
05/18/1898315HALEY, Frederick*78BERGMAN, ElizabethINOH: Fairfield Co. (b)IN: Portland (d); md 1843
03/13/1888173HALEY, Geo. J. (Rev.)*76GARY, Rachel H.OHSWITZERLAND: Canton Basel (b)OH: Erie Co.: Huron (d); to AMER 1816 to Fairfield Co., OH; md 1835; widow, all 10 chren remain [very detailed list of OH pastorates]
12/08/1897779HALEY, George J. (Rev.)GARY, Rachel*
12/20/1892811HALEY, George W.*52SHERRICK, Mary JaneINOH: Harden [sic] Co. (b)IN: Jay Co. (d); md 30 yrs ago; wife, 4 boys, 3 girls, mother, 5 sis, 4 bros remain
1/15/190243HALEY, John*51MYERS, SusanINOH: Fairfield Co. (b)IN: submitting minister of Portland, IN, at this time
9/5/1900571HALEY, LydiaHALEY, Sebastian*
12/25/190724HALEY, Lydia*81RADERINOH (b)IN: Portland area (d)
6/13/190624HALEY, Margaret*66FALK, Sylvanus S.OHOH: Fairfield Co. (b)OH: Hancock Co.: Mt. Cory (d)
12/5/190625HALEY, Margaret*78HENSEL, SamuelOHOH: Fairfield Co.: Basil (d)
12/20/1892811HALEY, Mary JaneHALEY, George W.*
01/25/189959HALEY, Melissa Jane*57HALEY, Stephen N.OHOH: Beach City (d); md 1870
03/13/1888173HALEY, Rachel H.HALEY, Geo. J. (Rev.)*
12/08/1897779HALEY, Rachel*81GARYHALEY, George J. (Rev.)OHOH: Fairfield Co.: Liberty (b)OH: Huron area (died at home of son Frank)
1/9/190127HALEY, Rebecca*36PATTERSON, LeviOHOH: submitting minister of Fort Recovery, Mercer Co., OH, at this time
05/31/1887347HALEY, Rebecca*66LONGBRAKEHALEY, ---------: Minister: STOOPS, J. E.: husb, 8 chren remain; 2 chren dead; originally had 5 sons, 5 daus
12/5/1900779HALEY, Sarah*38LEONARD, C.--
9/5/1900571HALEY, Sebastian*77RADER, LydiaINOH: Fairfield Co. (b)IN: Jay Co. (d)
01/25/189959HALEY, Stephen N.-----, Melissa Jane*
1/15/190243HALEY, SusanHALEY, John*
03/28/191721HALEY, Susan J.HALDEMAN, Alfred*
09/13/1899587HALEY, Susan Jane*55HALDEMAN, AlfredOHOH: Fairfield Co. (b)OH: Morrow Co. (d)
12/5/190625HENSEL, Margaret*78HALEYHENSEL, SamuelOHOH: Fairfield Co.: Basil (d)
2/26/190824HOLZHAUER, Elizabeth*59HALEYHOLZHAUER, AdamOHOH: Fairfield Co. (b)OH: Erie Co.: Huron (res)
12/5/1900779LEONARD, Sarah*38HALEYLEONARD, C.--
1/9/190127PATTERSON, Rebecca*36HALEYPATTERSON, LeviOHOH: submitting minister of Fort Recovery, Mercer Co., OH, at this time
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