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Obituary from Rochester NY Newspaper:

Mort, Sarah

Tuesday, February 2, 1993. She is survived by her son Albert (Les) Mort; four grandchildren and their spouses James A. and Mary Mort, Karen and John Oliveri, Thomas and Peggi Mort, Sara and Dominic DelVecchio; 7 great grandchildren Dominic, John, Daniela, Lauren, Ryan, Joseph and Ian.
Friends may call Thursday 2-4 & 7-9 at the Vay-Schleich & Messon Funeral Home Inc. 2692 Dewey Ave. where her Funeral Service will be held at the convenience of the family. Contributions may be made to the Assoc. for the Blind in her memory.

Larry Mort, (RN=2870)
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Columbiana County Memorial Park
St. Claire Twp, Columbiana Co Ohio

Mort, Adam, Sr. 1901 18 Mar 1970
Mort, Betty Jane Pasco 1921 1942
Mort, Elizabeth H. 21 May 1878 11 June 1948
Mort, George H. 10 Nov 1903 11 Nov 1982
Mort, George W. 1 Jan 1878 23 May 1947
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Polk's Columbiana County Directory 1963:

Mort, Earl r RD 1
Mort, Earl J. r RD 1

1905 & 1879 Histories of Columbiana Co OH no Mort.
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1860 Wisconsin Census Index
Mort, Alfred Sauk County 132
Mort, James Sauk County 132
Mort, Jonathan Sauk County 132
Mort, Margare Sauk County 132
Mort, Marie Milwaukee, Franklin 157
Mort, Mary Jefferson Co V2 283
Mort, Mort. Sauk County 132
Mort, Reuben Sauk County 132
Mort, Thomas Sauk County 132
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1870 Wisconsin Census Index

Mort, Alfred Sauk County, Spring Green 443
Mort, James Sauk County, Spring Green 443
Mort, Jonathan Sauk County, Spring Green 443
Mort, Laura Iowa County, Town of Wyoming 615
Mort, Laura Sauk County, Spring Green 443
Mort, Leanna Iowa County, Town of Wyoming 615
Mort, Margaret Sauk County, Spring Green 443
Mort, Mary Sauk County, Spring Green 443
Mort, Reuben Sauk County, Spring Green 443
Mort, Thomas Sauk County, Spring Green 443
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1963 Robinson's Allen County Ohio Directory:
Mort, Carl E. (Roxy, Deboria 7, Carl 6, Cynthia 5, Ronnie 4, Theresia3, Karla 2, Bruce 1) Plant Operator Western Ohio Stone Lima R6 Cridersville (Lima Telephone)
Mort, Jerry Truck Driver 600 Bryn Mawr Ave Lima
Mort, Kenneth G. (Katherine L) 2098 W Hume Rd Cridersville

1965 Robinson's Allen County Ohio Directory
Mort, Carl E. (Roxy, Deboria 9, Carl 8, Cynthia 7, Ronnie 6, Theresia 5, Karla 4, Bruce 3) Plant Operator Western Ohio Stone Lima R6 Cridersville (Lima Telephone)
Mort, Pauline F. (Jennifer 6, Gordon 10) production Worker Ex-Cello 1960 Shawnee Rd Lima

1963 Polk's Allen County Ohio Directory:
Mort, Carl E. (Roxie, Deborah 55, Carl E. Jr 56, Cynthia 57, Bonnie 58, Theresa 59, Karla 60, Bruce 61) Driver R6 Lima
Mort, Jack D. (Velma, Jackie 56) Rt 1 Spencerville
Mort, Velma Mrs. Rt 1 Spencerville
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Allen County Ohio Wills: Mort, Jane C-167
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Confederate Civil War Military Records

Mort, C. J. McCarty's 17 Batt Georgia Infantry Private|Private
Mort, George A. Co C 39 Tennessee Mounted Infantry Private|Private
Col. W. M. Bradford's Regt Vols 31 Tenn Inf
Mort, Henry Co F 51 Virginia Milita Private|Private
Mort, Jer*** Co E 11 Virginia Cavalry Private|Private
Mort, Jeremiah Co A 136 Virginia Militia
5th Regt. 7 Brig Virginia Militia
Mort, J. H. Co C 17th Tennessee Infantry Bat. 2|Bat. 2
Mort, J. L. B. 17 GA Infantry originally filed under Jackson L.
Mort, John Co D 34 Arkansas infantry Private|Sergeant
originally filed under J.M.
Mort, John Co A 10 Virginia Infantry Corporal|Sergeant
Mort, J. W. Co D 34 Ark Infantry Private| Sergeant
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Abstracts from the St. Louis City Directory 1863
No Mort

Abstracts from the St. Louis City Directory 1864:
Mort, B. A., boilermaker, 25 Hempstead

1865, 1866, 1867 no MORT

Abstracts from the St. Louis City Directory 1868:
Mort, George A., boilermaker r 2019 n 10th

1869 no MORT

1870 no MORT

Abstracts from the St. Louis City Directory 1871:
Mort, Geroge A. paper carrier r. rear 218 Beaumont

Abstracts from the St. Louis City Directory 1872:
Mort, George A. paper carier r. rear 212 Beaumont

Abstracts from the St. Louis City Directory 1873:
Mort, George A. carrier Republician r. Cooper nr Compton Av.
Mort, John T. merchant, r. 3509 Chestnut.

Abstracts from the St. Louis City Directory 1874:
Mort, George A. paper carrier bds. cooper nr. Compton av.

Abstracts from the St. Louis City Directory 1875:
Mort, George A. carrier r 3208 Cooper
Mort, George A. jr carrier bds 3208 Cooper

Abstracts from the St. Louis City Directory 1890:
Mort, Edwin A. laborer r 3205 Papin
Mort, Elizabeth (wid George) r 3205 Papin
Mort, George A. teamster r rear 511 Sewing Av

Abstracts from the St. Louis City Directory 1925:
Mort, Anthony W driver 3169a Portis Pl
Mort, A. G. auto mech 7612 West Park Av
Mort, Chas. W. genl hauling 3453 Macklind Av
Mort, Clarence driver 1525 Chouteau Av
Mort, Earl painter 1406 S 9th
Mort, Geo A hostler 4173 Wyoming
Mort, Harry E. optometrist 3455 Louisiana Av
Mort, Jesse clerk 4444 Morgan Ford Rd
Mort, Jos. A. coal 3455 Sublette Av
Mort, Mary Mrs helper 1223A S Vandeventer Av
Mort, Milburn clerk 4173 Wyoming
Mort, Paul shoeworker 3617 Page Blvd
Mort, Richard machinest 5232 Steffens Av
Mort, Robert J. clerk 4173 Wyoming

Abstracts from the St. Louis City Directory 1930:
Mort, Anthony W (Florence J.) machinest 3415 Juanita
Mort, Chester W. (May) laborer 3452 Macklind Av
Mort, Clarence truck driver Maryland Hts
Mort, Clifford carpenter 4173 Wyoming
Mort, Fred A. electrician 2826 Burgess Av
Mort, Geo chauffeur 4444 Morgan Ford Rd
Mort, Geo A (Emma) 4173 Wyoming
Mort, Harry E. optometrist 4173 Wyoming
Mort, James (Frances) 4252A Maryland Av
Mort, Jos. A. (Margarette M) driver 3455 Sublette Av
Mort, Justus H. (Susie) hauling 4444 Morgan Ford Rd
Mort, Lottie (wid Earl) shoeworker 1406 S 9th
Mort, Milburn bookkeeper 4173 Wyoming
Mort, Richard (Lee) machinest 5232 Steffens Av
Mort, Robert 1116 Bates Apt 205

Abstracts from the St. Louis City Directory 1935:
Mort, Anthony (Florence) driver 6016 Arthur Av
Mort, Chester W. (Mae) operator 6437 Marquette Av
Mort, Clarence Chauffeur Maryland Hts
Mort, Edna packager Maplewood MO
Mort, Harry E. (Lucille) optometrist 5347 Sutherland Av
Mort, James (Frances) 4252A Maryland Av
Mort, Jos. A. (Margt. M) driver 4125 W Bowen
Mort, Lottie (wid Earl) 1815 S 7th
Mort, Milburn M (Kath.) bookkeeper 4342 Wilcox Av
Mort, Richard (Leah) foreman 5232 Steffens Av

Abstracts from the Philadelphia City Directory 1885:
Mort, Benjamin R. salesman 923 Fairmont
Mort, John C. conductor 2643 Amber
Mort, John J. plasterer 2105 Nassau
Mort, Robert weaver 2534 Howard

Abstracts from the Philadelphia City Directory 1890:
Mort, B. Rush tobacco 1520 Mt Vernon
Mort, John helper Erie Av
Mort, John C. weaver 2847 Amber
Mort, John J. plasterer 2033 Nicholas
Mort, Paul coremaker Eria Av

Abstracts from the Philadelphia City Directory 1927
Mort, Albert G. (Mort supply Co) 4600 Spruce
Mort, Benj. T. Metalwkr 2345 N Howard
Mort Building & Loan Assn
Mort, Geo 5312 Lebanon Av
Mort, James weaver 2345 N. Howard
Mort, James B. eng 6012 N Philip
Mort, Mary (Wid John) 2345 N. Howard
Mort, Maurice hdw 730 Spring Garden 5312 Lebanon Av
Mort, Robert M. dyer 2758 Emerald
Mort, Samuel L. Mort Supply Co. 5316 Lebanon
Mort Supply Co (Sam. L., Albert G) Plmbrs Metls 400 Girard Av
Mort, Wm. A. metalwkr, 2345 N. Howard

Abstracts from the Philadelphia City Directory 1935:
Mort, Albert heating 4th & Girard 6205 Carpenter
Mort, Benj. T. Metalwkr 2345 N. Howard
Mort Co Albert & Samuel Mort Plumbing Supplies 4th & Girard
Mort Construction Co Albert & Samuel Mort 4th & Girard
Mort, Geo hardware 730 Spring Garden 5312 Lebanon Av
Mort, Geo Jr. roofing 730 Spring Garden
Mort, James weaver 2345 N. Howard
Mort, James B. (anna) eng 6012 N Philip
Mort, Mary (Wid John) 2345 N. Howard
Mort, Maurice (Ethel) paints 730 Spring Garden 48th & Locust
Mort, Robert M. (Cath.) dyer 2758 Emerald
Mort, Saml. L. (Blanche) hdw 4th & Girard 5316 Lebanon
Mort, Wm. E. metalwkr, 2345 N. Howard
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Notes on the Jackson Mort Family (RN=853)
not immediately entered into Family Roots:

Jackson Mort (RN=853) was married to Mary Long. 9 Children including: Mrs. Anne Luck (RN=870), Mrs. Pearl Rice (RN=4847), Mrs. Randolph Wilson, Mrs Walter Kransky (RN=877), Mrs. Ross Himes (RN=872), Mr. John Mort (RN=875).

William J. Mort born Dec 21 1886 Bedford Co Pennsylvania died Jan 17 1959. Worked for Pennsylvania Glass Sand Co. Lived in Vineyard Mifflin County PA.

Ronald E. Mort 102 Sycamore Avenue Wheeling WV 26003
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Notes on Earl Edward Mort 1893-1971 RN=2371
not immediately entered into Family Roots

Earl Edward Mort (RN=2371) operated Mort's General Store Route 165 and New Buffalo Road, East Lewistown, Ohio from 1928-1968. He remarried briefly and divorced (afer his wife died) a Sara of Tucson AZ. He took two tours of the world just before he died. Was one of a few men on the tours with lots of old women!

Comet Mort changed his name after deserting from the Army.

From Larry Mort (RN=2870)
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Honorable Discharge
Name Mort, James E.
Army Serial 33 880 472 SGT INF AUS
Organization HQS CO HQS SERVICE GP GEN HQS
Date of Separation 1 May 46 Fort George G. Meade MD
Mailing address Box 184 Mc Veytown Mifflin Co PA
Birth 31 Dec 18 Newton Hamilton PA
Blue Eyes Brown Hair 5'8" 163 lbs. 2 dependents
white married US Citizen
Civilian Occupation Trailer Truck Driver 7-36.240 Date of induction 22 Dec 1944 active service 22 Dec 1944 Harrisburg PA
Selective Service Registered Local Board #2 Mifflin Co PA
Military Speciality Supply NCO 821
Qualification SS M-1 Rifle
Battle & Campaigns GO333WD45 LUZON
Decorations Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, Philippine
Liberation Ribbon, World War II Victory Ribbon, Army Occupation
(Japan) Medal.
Service Continuous 7 months 19 days
Foreign Service 8 months 21 days
Highest Grade SGT.
Service outside US Departure 23 May 1945 Philippine Islands arrived 23 June 1945
Departure 26 January 1946 United States arrived 12 Feb 1946

Ronald E. Mort 102 Sycamore Avenue Wheeling WV 26003
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Newspaper Obituary:

AGED RESIDENT DIES
AFTER A LONG ILLNESS
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Emanuel Mort Was Born in This County
Many Years Ago--Here Twenty-One Years
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MANY DESCENDANTS SURVIVE
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Emanuel B. Mort, aged 64 yrs.

Emanuel B. Mort, Blue Rock, died, this morning at eight o'clock, from complications, where were aggravated by the heat, aed 64 years, 1 month and 28 days.
He was born June 4, 1853, the son of Nancy and William Mort, Fannettsburg, Pa. He married Laura Belle Kauffman, daughter of Leonard and Annie Kauffman, Quincy, December 13, 1872. Mr. and Mrs. Mort moved to Waynesboro 21 years ago.
Besides his widow he is survived by the following children: Miss Effie Mort, Allan Mort, John Mort and Mrs. Alfred Shrader. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The body was brought from Blue Rock to Mrs. Mort's home, Locust street, this afternoon, by Undertaker F. E. Grove.
Funeral arrangements will be made later.

Contributed by Terry S. Mort, 702 1st Ave, Clinton IA 52732
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Newspaper Obituary:

EFFIE B. MORT
Effie Blanche Mort, 79 died this morning at the Dauphin County Home in Harrisburg, where she has been a guest for the last four and a half years.
She had been in her usual health and died suddenly.
She was born at Quincy, daughter of Emmanuel B. and Aurablle Coffman Mort and had resided around Waynesboro all her life with the exception of the last eight years where she was in Harrisburg. She was a member of the First Christian Church.
Surviving are one son, Paul "Midge" Mort, Clinton, Iowa, and five grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held Friday morning at 10 o'clock from the Grove Funeral Home in charge of Rev. H. Dix Archer, burial will be made in Burns Hill Cemetery.
Friends may call Thursday evening from 7 until 9 at the funeral home.

Contributed by Terry S. Mort, 702 1st Ave, Clinton IA 52732

Notes on Paul Emmanuel 'Midge' Mort RN=3176
not immediately entered into Family Roots

Paul's Cousins: Irene and Emily Mort lived in Pennmar, Pennsylvania, don't think they were married (either one of them). Irene Mort moved to Waynesboro in about 1945-46. Effie Mort died about 1978 or 1979 in Harrisburg, PA. Effie married to Jack ? who died at age 40-42. Paul's brother Edward died about 1936 at about 40 in Philadelphia. Edward was married to Margaret and they had one son Robert who lived in Philadelphia, PA.

Q. Was this the Edward Gossard / Gossert shown in the 1900 & 1910 Census as son of Effie (Mort) Gossard / Kesselring? How many times was Effie married and how did each marriage end? Why did Midge change his name to Mort (a good choice of names). Do you know the name and addresses of any Mort relatives in PA?

Contributed by Terry S. Mort, 702 1st Ave, Clinton IA 52732
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From Arthur C. Mort "Carroll Mort", 5233 West Caraway Place, Lecanto FL 34461:
(family data entered into the computer. This data was not entered into the data base:)

As you know Ida and George had four sons: William, Arthur, Harry and Roy. William and Roy stayed in Indiana and Harry and Arthur spent most of their lives in Michigan. Ida and George must have lived in Michigan years ago because Arthur, my father was born in Reed City, Michigan and your grandfather has a daughter buried in Chambers cemetery in South Haven, Michigan.
I am still doing pretty good and am going on 87. Old age has some benefits. My children think no one my age can do much and need looking after and as long as it get me sympathy and attention. I will do nothing to disprove it.
My wife, Gladys was a Registered Nurse. I owned a milk business in Detroit for a number of years, got tired of that and sold out and had a woodworking shop in Charlevoix, Michigan for a numbers of years. Then decided I ought to try something else so I went to school
and became a Real Estate Broker, has an office in Bellaire, Michigan for a number years and then retired in 1969.
We moved from Detroit to Charlevoix in 1946, then to a home on the lake near my office when I went into Real Estate. When I retired we moved to New Port Richey, Florida, where I had prevously bought property. Uncle Bill, your great grandfather had some kids that wintered there. Uncle Roy had a Mobile home across the river in Port Richey.
New Port Richey got crowded so we moved to Inverness, a small beautiful town a little further north and I could fish in my front years. Water frontage required a certain amount of work which I disliked so we built a home on the Suwanee River which I though would be less work. Wrong again as usual. So now we have a home here in Lecanto. Small Town living which I like.
I left out a lot of dope and addresses I think you have. If you need anything let me know. Maybe some photos if you want them. By the way my daughters husband bill retired as head of the Michigan State Police a couple of years ago. Although I go by my first name Arthur, the family know me by my middle name Carroll. Hope this helps a little. Carroll.
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March 1994 letter from Zelma Current, 789 W. 4th Avenue, Springfield, CO 81073

William Riley Massegee, my first husband of 48-1/2 years, died January 16, 1986. On August 22, 1987, I married Ray Clayton Current born Nov. 27, 1915; he was among my 1st boy friends. Back when I was 1sixteen he took me to my first show in Springfield, Colorado where my dad Clyde Reuben Mort was a farmer until the terrible dust storms of the 30's which ended his farming and we moved to Branson, Colorado where Dad raised hogs for Heniretze & Safeway grocery stores in Denver, Colorado for several years. Where I met and married William Riley Massegee. We had 3 girls. Riley had very poor health, so I moved him to Tucson Arizona, where 2 of our daughters lived. Doctors though it would be better for Riley's health, he had emphysema and a bad heart. He lived 13 years there and on January 16, 1986, he passed away from emphysema, pneumonia and a bad heart. We had a very good life of 48-1/2 years.
My youngest sister Grace Stagner lived at Springfield, CO and she invited me to come and visit her and husband Andrew Stagner. She mentioned Ray Current and I told her, I had dated Ray Current fifty some years ago, she was too young to remember him. When we went to church that evening, she brought Ray and introduced him to me. We couldn't remember ever hearing of each other since our date to the Springfield Theatre some 50 years ago. My folks moved to Monte Vista, Colorado. I don't think I ever thought of Ray and he can't remember me. He was married 45 years and I was married 48-1/2 years. His wife died 2 years before in 1985. We dated all summer and married August 22, 1987.
Ray has 2 daughters, the oldest Shirley Close had moved in with her dad and she still lives with us, the other daughter Virginia Basham lives in Springfield, Co. They both call me Mom.
I have 3 daughters, all married. We enjoy our 5 daughters. Our 7 years of our marriage is coming up August 22, 1994. I am so thankful for having two wonderful Christian husbands. Friends and relatives tell us this is a great story.
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From Zelma Current: These clippings of Lane Clyde Frost is my sister, Hazel Virginia Mort Frost Jones's grandson, his dad was Clyde Filmore Frost (Hazel's son, my nephew). His parents, Clyde & Elsie Frost live at Route 1 Box 33, Lane, Oklahoma 74555. I made a large scrapbook of Lane's cowboy life from newspapers for his mother and dad.

Bull Kills Rider in Cheyenne
By John C. Ensslin, Rocky Mountain News, Northern Bureau, July 30, 1989

CHEYENNE--Texas cowboy Lane Frost, a former world-champion bull rider died yesterday after being stomped and gored by a bull before a crowed of more than 10,000 on the final day of the Frontier Days rodeo
Frost, a 25-year-old Colorado native, was reported dead on arrival after being rushed from the rain-soaked arena to Memorial Hospital to Cheyenne.
Laramie County Coroner Roger Radomsky said Frost died after his broken ribs punctured a major blood vessel.
Kathy Ziemann, nursing supervisor at the hospital, said Frost's heart was not beating when he was taken from the arena. A physician at the hospital tried in vain to revive him on arrival.
"We in Cheyenne are all deeply saddened at the loss of this fine young man." Frontier Days chairman Jerry Jesson said.
"Lane was not only one of the best young men at his job. He was one of the finest of people, and he will be missed by everybody."
Frost, of Quanah, Texas, had headed into the final day of rodeo competition ranked second among bull riders. He won the bull riding world championship in 1987.
The Kim, Colorado native was the next to last cowboy to ride when he broke from the chute aboard a bull called "K. Walsh'.
Although Frost managed to complete his eight second ride, he was thrown over the bull's shoulders onto the ground.
As a crowd of more than 10,000 rodeo fans watched, the bull dipped one horn down to the ground and gored and trampled Frost.
Frost managed to stand up and gestured for help with one finger as he held his arm to his side. Then he collapsed.
Paramedics tried to revive him before rushing him off in an ambulance.
The death--which came moments after California cowboy Marty Staneart broke the Frontier Day's record with a 93--cast a pall over the winner's celebration.
The crowd's attention remained riveted on Staneart who had just become the first cowboy ever to ride a full eight seconds aboard "Mr. T."
"Lane Frost was a very young, very happy man," said Roy Cooper, who lived 20 miles from Frost's Texas home.
"He loved to ride bulls, he loved rodeo and he loved people," said Cooper, who finished the rodeo as the best all-around cowboy.
Cooper recalled telling Frost earlier this week that his performance at Cheyenne had broken a string of bad luck.
"I told him, 'maybe the ice had melted, as Cooper recalled, 'He was fired up about a big win at Cheyenne.
Ironically, Frost's final ride earned him the second highest bull-riding score of the rodeo.
Contributed by Zelma Current, RN=3463
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Former Kim Man Killed by Bull

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (UPI)--Champion rodeo cowboy Lane Frost, who was born in Kim, was killed in a bull riding accident Sunday during the finals of the 93rd annual Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo.
Frost, of Quanah, Tex., was killed immediately after he completed a bull ride that placed him second in the final performance and third overall during the nine-day-long rodeo.
Witnesses said Frost, 25, had finished his eight-second ride and just dismounted from the bull nicknamed "K. Walsh."
As the 5-foot-11, 145-pound cowboy laid on the ground, the bull turned and rammed Frost before being distracted by the rodeo clowns, witnesses said.
Frost then rose from the ground, raised his right hand to signal he needed help, took two steps and collapsed, witnesses said.
Laramie County Coroner Rodger Radomsky said Frost died from broken ribs which punctured a major blood vessel.
Frost's death was the first fatality connected with the Frontier Days rodeo since a man was killed two years ago in an accident during the chuckwagon races held after each rodeo, Frontier Days officials said.
Frost was the 1987 Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association world champion in bull riding, and had career earnings in his sport of nearly $500,000.
Frost finished fifth in the PRCA standings last year and had said before this season began that he hoped to regain his world title.
But Frost had been having a poor year prior to Frontier Days.
He finished second in the second go-round of the rodeo, and said he hoped the ride would help reverse his fortunes in "a rough year."
Frost earned a score of 85 on his final and fatal ride and that meant he finished second in this year's competition, earning more than $8,000 in prize money.
Frontier Days officials expressed shock at Frost's death.
Frontier Days Chairman Jerry Johnson said, "Lane was not only one of the best young men at this , he was one of the finest of people and he will be missed by everyone."
Frost is survived by his wife, Kellie, a Woman's Professional Rodeo Association barrel racer.
Contributed by Zelma Current, RN=3463
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Smile, Sincerity Marked Frost
Commentary by Bryan Painter, Globe News Sports Writer.

Editor's Note: Staff writer Bryan Painter has covered rodeo that last tow years for the Globe-News. He talked to lane Frost on several occasions. Like many who knew the Quanah Cowboy, Bryan will retain special memories of this special world champion.

Memories don't lie. Maybe that's why a permanent grin and a sincere personality survive Quanah bull rider Lane Frost.
We question why, we shed a few tears, then the memories set in. Nothing was sad about Lane Frost. He was comfortable where he lived and where he died--in the arena.
Having already scored an 83 aboard a bull named MASO K. Walsh. Frost was killed, fatally gored by the animal Sunday at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo.
Frost wanted people to love rodeo as much as he did. That's why no matter how tired his answer to any interview request was always the same, "Sure, I got time."
The subject was bullfighters as we talked last year at the Top O'Texas Rodeo in Pampa. He knew the danger, but he also had faith in himself and those around him.
"With those guys (rodeo clowns Ted Kimzey and Jimmy Anderson) out there, I was no more worried on that bull tonight than I would have been on somebody's milk cow." he said.
Here was a dusty 5-11, 145-pound cowboy just tossed around for eight seconds by a 1,900 pound bull, but he had time to shoot the breeze before leading up and heading one.
Radio commentator Paul Harvey put it best Monday morning when he said "Lane Frost is forever 25."
It was a symbolic statement of a young man who desperately had a purpose, a reason for being a world champion. Lane more or less wanted to show people that unlike football's Brian Bosworth, you don't have to be brash, you don't have to shock folks just to make an impression.
The world title he achieved in 1987 was from a ongoing desire.
"My dad (Clyde) was still competing and bareback riding when I was about three," Lane once said. I don't remember it, but mom (Elsie) says I'd always fight to stay awake for the bull riding. And if we'd leave before that, I would really throw a fit."
The first time I actually met Lane was August, 1986, at the 27th Annual Shrine Rodeo in Enid, Okla. He came to town ranked second in the world only to traveling buddy Tuff Hedeman. Along with Cody Lambert, the three were diligently in search of the world title. But 'Sure, I got time' was the reply of a then 22 year-old Frost.
"I'm real happy with the way things have been going," he said in Enid. "I've been kinda cold the last couple of months, but the main thing is that I haven't been crippled. I'm just taking one rodeo at a time right now."
Despite topping nine bulls to win the '86 National Finals Rodeo average, Frost landed third in the year-end, two spots back of the world champion Hedeman. But he wasn't pouting about the near miss. He kept this mind clear. The following year the traveling buddies switched as Frost won the world and Hedeman the average.
With the title in hand, he used it to make rodeo audiences feel a part of the title.

Contributed by Zelma Current, RN=3463
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Oak Grove Cemetery, Hillsdale, Michigan Morts Loren E., 1912-1949
Lillian L., 1920-blank
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April 1994 letter from Alice Haskins:

Dear Cousin Donald,

Now I don't feel like such a stranger. Lester and Hazel lived near my folks winter times in New Port Richey. They and Myrtle & John, I knew better than the others.
Actually. when my dad was at the end of the road, Lester called me in Alabama and I went to Florida to bring my folks back to Robertsdale, where dad lived for 5 more weeks. We were privileged to take care of him.
Lester and perhaps Hazel met me at the bus station. I have been grateful to them for their help. I remember Hazel mentioning Donna.
I'm sending 3 little pictures. At some point, I have a couple of larger ones to send. I will go through the sheets and do what I can with them, if anything, then send them. I'm slow.
I have some obits but I'm not as orderly as I should be, so it will be a matter of casually finding them.
You asked about Grandma Idy, she certainly was feisty. Much of my remembrance of Grandpa & Grandma was good. Grandpa was the best in the world. When he got injured I went with my parents to see him. Then came back for the funeral. The day of the funeral the family met at the house in Packerton and walked to the church en-masse. There was a large crowd. I remember there were folks from hither & yon. Some from Winona Lake.
After that grandma took turns visiting the "boy's families." Always, in due time, there were fireworks. Some of this was having an outsider for an extended time, but she was feisty and a bit difficult.
Grandma and Grandma petted me. I can remember having free access to the cookie churn in the pantry. She kept a neat house. I can remember the smoked ham, sausage and bacon that grandpa made and then stored in the cellar. I can remember the tap door that he would open and go down and get the meat and bring up stored vegetables. Grandma knew how to cook, plain good cooking.
When we first got married, my husband was teaching and I was going to college. We thought it would be an ideal situation to get grandma out of everybody's hair. She could keep things in order for us and be by herself all day.
One funny thing, we had a one register furnace which we all sat around in the evenings. She would sit there reading the paper "upside down." We had many a chuckle about that.
One day she decided that she had had enough of us so we made arrangements for her to go home, even bought the train ticket. Then she had second thoughts but it was too late. My husband had had enough. I found out later that she fed him greasy potatoes every day and his face broke out.
One Sunday not too long before that we had quite a situation. We couldn't decide whether or not to go to church. At the last minute we decided to go by ourselves for she didn't have time to get ready. After some time had passed and church services were in full swing, we had a commotion. Grandma came flifping down the aisle to embarrass us. It was funny. We never knew what would have happened as a result for when we got out of church unexpected company was waiting for us. And that was that.
We could see why she wasn't too well received by the daughter's in laws. Ask me some more questions and I will try and answer them. Later, if I remember. I will write of some of my impressions of Uncle Will's family.
Sincerely -- Cousin Alice Mort Haskins
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St. Meinrad Archabbey, St. Meinrad, IN 47577-1010
19 May 1994, Dr. Donald E. Gradeless

Dear Donald:

The secretary in the Alumni Office asked me to reply to your recent letter seeking information about our deceased Fr. Joseph Mort. As a classmate and one who knew him quite well, I am sure that he would have been delighted to have had a letter from you and would have enjoyed corresponding. Although he was not too interested in genealogy, he was an avid local historian and enjoyed many field trips in the Ohio Valley. His work as pastor, Abbey forester and "farm boss" enabled him to meet many people and accumulate much information which he gladly shared.

I'm sending along a copy of his memorial card which has much biographical information and some of the following data. A copy of his birth certificate notes that he was born Curtis Eugene Mort on 26 August 1917 s/o Spencer Eugene M. and Ethel Irene Frushour M. and the first born. The parents residence is Rt. 1, Thurmont, Maryland. His personal record mentions a sister, Caroline Rebecca M. A photograph of her tombstone has the dates 30 October 1918 and 18 October 1967. Curtis converted to the Catholic faith and was baptized in St. Mary Church, Hagerstown, Maryland on 8 April 1941.

It is customary for us to take a new name at the time of our profession of vows and it is a coincidence that Fr. Joseph shares a name with a contemporary and possible relative.
With best wishes for continued success, I am,

Sincerely yours.
s/Fr. Simon, osb
Fr. Simon McTighe, O.S.B.
Archives, St. Meinrad Archabbey, Esser Road, St. Meinrad IN 47577-1010
[Enclosures were a memorial card and 2 photo copies of bible pages]
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FAMILY RECORDS: BIRTHS:

Geo. W. A. Mort, July 23, 1859
Caroline S. Mort, Jan. 24, 1864
Spencer E. Mort, Dec. 5, 1884
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FAMILY RECORDS: MARRIAGES:

Geo. W. A. Mort }
}March 5, 1884
Caroline S. Wachter }


Memorial Card:



FATHER
JOSEPH MORT, O.S.B.
Monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey
1917-1990
Died peacefully in the Lord
July 6, 1990

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PEACE

On Friday, 6 July 1990, Father Joseph Mort, O.S.B., monk and priest of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, died peacefully in the Lord at Good Samaritan Home in Jasper, Indiana, where he had been a patient since August 1989.

Born in Frederick, Maryland, 26 August 1917, Father Joseph was named Curtis Eugene by his parents, Spencer and Ethel (Frushour) Mort. One sister, Caroline, preceded him in death. Father Joseph received his primary and secondary education in the public school systems of Maryland. In 1939 he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount Saint Mary's College, Emmitsburg, Maryland. He also spent a year at Columbia Business College in Hagerstown, Maryland. In 1941 Father Joseph converted to the Catholic faith and was baptized at Hagerstown.
After serving in the Army for some time, Father Joseph entered the novitiate at Saint Meinrad in 1948. He professed his solemn vows on ~ September 195~, and was ordained to the priesthood on 2 May 1953

Following his ordination, Father Joseph was appointed Assistant Treasurer. Two years later in 1955 he took up the additional work of Forester, a position he would come to hold off and on over the next thirty years. In the summer of 1957 Father Joseph was made Superintendent of the Archabbey Farms. During this time he took a particular interest in improving our beef herd, although the dairy herd, hogs, and chickens, as well as all the crops, additionally fell under his responsibility.

Early in 1970 Father Joseph went to South Pittsburg, Tennessee, where some property had been given to Saint Meinrad. He spent time inspecting the area and making recommendations about its suitability for farming and timber, before returning to the Abbey at the end of 1970.
Having assisted with parochial assignments since his ordination, Father Joseph was made Pastor of St. Elizabeth Parish, Curdsville, Kentucky, in September 1976. He served the people of this parish, and the mission of St. Raphael, for three years, and then he returned to Saint Meinrad in 1979. For the next year Father Joseph lent a hand on the infirmary staff in the care of the sick. In the fall of 1980 he was assigned to work in the Abbey Packing Plant, where he worked until it was closed in the spring of 1984.

Once more Father Joseph resumed his work in the Abbey forests, and in 1986 he was again appointed Forester. He took on other projects as well, such as the care of the grounds at Monte Cassino Chapel, and he thrived on the out-of-doors work. The novices and juniors who occasionally worked with him learned first-hand how demanding the work could be. During the drought in the summer of 1988, a section of the Abbey forest caught fire and burned for several days. Based on his work in the area, Father Joseph was able to make an assessment of the losses, which turned out to be less disastrous than had first been expected.

In April 1989 Father Joseph suffered the first of two strokes. He recovered sufficiently from the first to be able to drive, and it was while he was away from the Abbey visiting in Vincennes that he suffered the second and more serious stroke. This latter stroke left him paralyzed from the nose down, and resulted in his admission to the Good Samaritan Home in Jasper, Indiana, where he was being cared for at the time of his death.

Throughout his life Father Joseph preserved the mountaineer ways of his early years. He operated best when he worked alone, and found change not an easy thing to accept. While he often saw issues simply as black or white, the manifold beauty of the land in its seasonal colors held a perpetual fascination for him. He worked hard at what he did, but he also enjoyed the familiar banter of a regular game of cards with a regular set of players. The last illness of his life left him without speech or activity, a burden whose weight none of his confreres could know. May the merciful Lord whose ways are inscrutable now bring him into the land flowing with milk and honey!

Office of the Dead will be prayed on Sunday, 8 July, at 3:30 p.m. in the Archabbey Church. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, 9 July, in the Archabbey Church. For the repose of his soul three Masses will be offered by each monk of the Archabbey. The customary suffrages are recommended to all monks of our Congregation.

Archabbot Timothy and Community

SAINT MEINRAD ARCHABBEY
SAINT MEINRAD, INDIANA 47577-1010
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June 6, 1979 letter from Shirley Galloway, 2420 Crawford, Parsons, KS 67357. Not at this address in 1981. Letter contains much informaton on the Morts of Miami Co IN:

Dear Mr. Gradeless
I would like to thank you for returning my money order after the decision to discontinue the Mort Newsletter. You suggested that If I could send information on the name of my missing Mort ancestors you could examine the material you have available. I would like to give you what information I have in hope you may come up with some good news for me.
My great Grandmother was Caroline (Karlein) Morts born 21 March 1840 in Pennsylvania (Family history says "near Pittsburg, PA") married 7 Sept 1857 at Washington Township, Miami County, Indiana to David DeMuth, death 13 March 1928 at Rosston Harper Co. Oklahoma burial Wellington Sumner Co. Kansas. Her brothers and sisters were:
1. Dave Morts married Emma (Her favorite older brother)
2. William Jacob Morts born 8 Jan 1853 in Pennsylvania baptized by Rev. S. Sands July 1853 married Margaret.
3. Margaret Morts married ? Keyes.
4. Sarah Elizabeth Morts born 23 Nov. 1854 baptized by Rev. I. Smith 18 March 1859 married Even D. Robinson.
Family history says around the first of May 1877, David and Caroline left Indiana to travel to Kansas. On the way they crossed the Mississippi River at Hannibal, Missouri and visited Caroline's brother, William Morts who lived there. They settled in Sumner County, Kansas.
Carolina was German and spoke "High or Court' German. She learned to speak English after her marriage. David and Caroline belonged to the Dunkards Religion. After the Civil War David was "churched" because he joined the Grange--a secret order. the Brethren were not supposed to have secrets from any one.
The above was taken from a family bible and consists of all the information I have available.
I searched the 1860 Census of Miami County Indiana and found in Butler Township:
David Morts Age 40 Farmer born Pennsylvania
Mary Ann Morts 14 Housekeeper Pennsylvania
David Morts 12 Pennsylvania
William Morts 11 Pennsylvania
I could find no proof that this might be Caroline's brother.
I searched the 1880 Soundex for Morts in Missouri. The only William Morts I found was age 57 born in Ohio living in Dade County, MO. So that could not be my William Morts living at Hannibal, MO. That is all the information I have obtained on my Morts Ancestry. I sincerely hope you are able to find something to help me in my search. Thank you for your help and cooperation.
Sincerely, Shirley Galloway, 2420 Crawford, Parsons, KS 67357.
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Letter from Jack Mort, 503 Lucy Avenue, Belvedere SC 29841. July 8, 1994:

. . . I graduated college with an associate degree in Forest Technology in 1978. I pursued that line of work until 1982 when I was out of work and the economy was in terrible shape. To start over, I joined the U.S. navy in 1982 and was attending Naval Nuclear Power School in 1982-3. I successfully completed "Nuc" school but while in prototype training I was dropped for academic reasons. I then trained as an Electronics Technician rating and at the time I was discharged was a Petty officer 2nd Class (E-5). I left the Nancy in 1987 because the long absences from home were more of a sacrifice than I was willing to make. Much to my surprise, I was unable to get hired, or even an interview for an Electronics Technical position. Right now I am a salesman with Lowe's. I have not don as well for myself or my family as I would have liked but I am only 37 and am still optimistic.
Well I will close for now. I really appreciate your efforts. If not for you, I may never have found the information on Joseph Mort. Have you ever been able to work out any of the descendants of Mathias Mort who died in 1902? Take care of yourself. Jack
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The Pierceton Record, May 27, 1925:

George Mort, of Sidney,
Father of Wm. Mort,
Injured in a Fall

George Mort, of Sidney, the father of William Mort, of Pierceton, was badly injured Wednesday afternoon of last week in a dangerous fall.
Mr. Mort, who is over seventy years of age, was fixing the roof of a house and clipped and fell to the ground. Physicians rushed to Mr. Mort's aid and upon examination found he had suffered several fractures, broken ribs and possible internal injuries.
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The Pierceton Record, June 3, 1925:

GEORGE MORT
PASSED AWAY
ON MONDAY
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The Funeral Services Were
Held This Afternoon
at Packerton
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George Mort, of near Packerton, the father of William Mort, of Pierceton, died at his home Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, from the effects of a fall he received several days ago. He was seventy-three years of age.
The funeral services, were held this (Wednesday) afternoon at the Packerton Presbyterian Church at 2 o'clock and interment was made in the Oakwood Cemetery in Warsaw.
Undertakers Ashley & Son, of Pierceton had charge of the funeral.
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Mahoning County Ohio Deaths

Carl R. Mort Sr. 6-01-63
Roy Gerald Mort 2-12-24
Paul R. Mort 12-16-62
From Larry Mort (RN=2870)
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Youngstown Ohio Vindicator, October 3, 1961 Page 4 Column 1:

MORT-- Roy F., 76 of 904 Lakewood Ave, died Saturday. He attended Poland Methodist Church and was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Mr. Mort leaves his wife, the former Jennie Golella, four sons, Edgar and Eugene, both of Poland. Robert in Sharon, pa., and Richard in Homestead, Fla., tow daughters. Mrs. R. B. Cochran of Rolling Hills, Calif., and Miss Dorothy Mort of Poland; two step sons Joseph DeDomenic of Youngstown and Louis DeDomenic of Meadville, Pa., a step daughers, Mrs. Anthony Fubio of Beaver Falls, Pa., a sister, Mrs. Effie Byler of Altoona, pa.; 24 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home in Struthers. D. A. DAVIDSON.
From Larry Mort (RN=2870)
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The Youngstown Ohio Vindicator, December 19, 1951 Page 28 Column 8:

William R. Mort

William R. Mort, aged 70, of 3400 Castalia Ave., died at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Mahoning Tuberculosis Sanitorium. He had been ill two months.
Mr. Mort was born Oct. 28, 1881, in Fannettsburg, Pa., a son of Mr. and Mrs. James Mort. He came to Youngstown from Fannettsburg 32 years ago and was a painter. He was a member of the Free Methodist Church, the Painters Union, Local No. 476, and the Spanish American War Veterans.
Beside his wife, the former Elsie Howk, whom he married 10 years ago, he leaves two daughters, Wilda and Delores of Youngstown, a son, William Jr. of Youngstown, a brother, Roy F. of Youngstown , and a sister Mrs. Effie Byler of Altoona, Pa.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Handel Funeral Home, where friends may call Thursday evening.
From Larry Mort (RN=2870)
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The Youngstown Vindicator, December 12, 1930, Page 8:

George W. Mort

George W. Mort, aged 74, of 325 W Rayen Ave., retired cement contractor, died of complications at 12:30 a.m. today at the South Side unit of the Youngstown Hospital.
Born April 25, 1856 in Pennsylvania Mr. Mort had lived at East Liverpool most of his life before coming to Youngstown. He was married 50 years ago to Martha Davis.
Mr. Mort leaves his wife and the following children: Mrs. K. C. Willia and Earl and George Mort, all of East Liverpool; Mrs. Clara Cairne and Mrs. H. E. Charlton, both of Youngstown; William Mort, Alliance; Comet Mort, Denver, and 21 grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18 at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Clara Cairns, 927 Sherwood Ave., Rev. C. C. Tevis will officiate. Burial will be in Lake Park Cemetery.
From Larry Mort (RN=2870)
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June 13, 1994 trip to the Wabash Carnegie Public Library and the Peru Public Libraries

Indiana Marriage Records 1958-1965 (1963 Grooms book missing) Co. of Co. of
Groom Bride Issue Marr Date of Marr
Mort, John E. Cox, Shirley A. 50 43 10-12-1958
Bland, Billy J. Grayless, Betty J. 84 84 10-18-1958
Leitch, Richard D Gradeless, Nancy E. 17 117 06-29-1958
Faudree, Gary G. Mort, Phyllis J. 43 85 07-26-1958
Grayless, William Summers, Carolyn L. Vigo 10-03-1959
Mort, David L. Johnson Sarah E. Allen 10-25-1959
Mort, Kenneth D. Sumpter, Evelyn L. Kosci 04-18-1959
Mort, Rex D. Tenney, Mary J. Kosci 04-12-1959
Mort, Darrell D. Drudge, Sandra J. Kosci 02-19-1960
Mort, Donald E. Baker, Rosalene Kosci 06-12-1960
Mort, Edward E. Devaney, Sonia A. Madsn 06-24-1960
Mort, Robert J. Cook, Sallie M. Union 01-02-1960
Gradeless, Dortha Cooper, Robert E. Whtly 08-05-1960
Grayless, Mildred Marina, Frederick Vigo 11-11-1960
Grayless, Darrell Cooper, Elizabeth Clay 07-29-1961
Mort, David A. Robertson, Nelda E. Mario 10-08-1961
Mort, Hugh D. Shepard, Eva Fultn 03-29-1961
Mort, Raymond L. Mellinger, Madelyn Lake 04-12-1961
Gradeless, Marie Reinoehl, Bill L. DeKlb 11-18-1961
Grayless, Sharon R. Hopkins, George W. Vigo 04-04-1961
Mort, Kathleen Stombaugh, Jerry W. Jay 04-21-1961
Grayless, Larry W. Bland, Linda L. Vigo 09-02-1962
Mort, David B. Byrne, Bernadette Stebn 07-06-1962
Mort, Sandra J. Bucher, Wayne Jr. Kosci 11-03-1962
(No groom book for 1963)
Mort, Linda L. Davis, Francis R. Kosci 03-02-1963
Grayless, Norman E. Norris, Cheryl A. Allen 12-26-1964
Grayless, Terry G. Weber, Patricia L. Noble 03-14-1964
Gradeless, Donna M. Jackson, DeWayne E. Allen 01-25-1964
Grayless, Naomi M. Fannin, John L. Putnm 09-14-1964
Grayless, Chester Grayless, Betty M. Parke 05-22-1965
Grayless, Betty M. Grayless, Chester Parke 05-22-1965
Grayless, Jeanine Church, Russel L. Vigo 11-06-1965

Death Notices: Wabash Plain Dealer 1959-1961
Delmar Morts
Delmar Morts, 81, a native of Wabash County, died at 1:40 p.m. Wednesday in the Wabash County Hospital where he had been a patient t since Aug. 9. Mr. Morts had been in failing health for the last year.
He was born Sept. 14, 1879, at Red Bridge, the son of William and Margaret (Sawyer) Morts. His marriage, Dec. 20, 1905, was to Callie Pressler, who died Feb. 12, 1956.
Mr. Morts was a retired farmer and had been a resident of Sidney for 40 years. He was a member of the Packerton E.U.B. Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Charles Partridge, Servia, Mrs. Clarence Fuller, Warsaw, and Mrs.. Don Klutz, Wabash, three sons, Vern and Wilbur, both of Warsaw, and Cecil, Hillsdale, Mich., one brother, Sharon Morts, Hoopston, Ill., a sister, Mrs. Ola Hoch, Huntington, R. R. 6, nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. One son, Lorin, died in 1949.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the McHatton Funeral Home, Warsaw, with the Rev. Lloyd Maurer, Wabash, Officiating. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.
Friends may call at the funeral home [Aug 17, 1961]

Obituaries Wabash Plain Dealer, Wabash, IN 1984:
Louis B. Mort
LAKELAND, Fla. -- Services are pending at Bender Funeral Home, North Manchester, for Louis B. Mort, 73, Springfield, Mo., who died at 12:49 a.m. Sunday at the Lakeland Regional Medical Center, Lakeland, Fla.
Mr. Mort was born on Nov. 25, 1910 in North Manchester to Jacob H. and Orie A. (Hinkson) Mort.
He moved to Missouri in 1949. He was a former farmer and was associated with the Highland Orchard, Sidney,
He attended the Assembly of God Church, Warsaw.
His first wife, Francis, died on April 10, 1945. His second wife, the former Nora Stone, survives. Also surviving are two sons, David Mort, Warsaw, and John Mort, Springfield, Mo.,; one daughter, Laura Hoover, Hallstead, Pa.; six grandchildren, one great grandchild, and one sister, Ruth Alberson, Garrett. One brother and one sister are deceased. -- Date of death: Jan 8, 1984. Date of publication: Jan. 9, 1984.

Louis Mort
NORTH MANCHESTER -- Services for Louis Mort, 73, Springfield, Mo., are scheduled for 4 p.m. today in the Bender Funeral Home, North Manchester. The Rev. Bill Hambright will officiate. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to services. -- Date of death Jan. 8, 1984. Date of publication: Jan. 11, 1984.

Obituaries Wabash Plain Dealer, Wabash, IN 1985:
Robert W Mort
INDIANAPOLIS--Robert W. Mort, 53, Peru, father of Timothy Mort, Wabash, died at 10:15 p.m. Sunday in St. Vincent's Hospital, Indianapolis.
He was a native of South Haven, Mich., born July 27, 1931, to Neil and Audrey (Wilmont) Mort. He married Clara Couturier July 24, 1954.
Surviving with the wife and son in Wabash are a daughter, two other sons, two sisters, a brother and 11 grandchildren.
Mr. Mort was employed by Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru. He was in the U.S. Air Force from 1951-1971. He was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church, American Legion, Moose and Elks lodges.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, Peru. The Rev. Frances Kilcline will Officiate. Burial will be in Reyburn Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home -- Date of Death June 16, 1985. Date of Publication: June 18 1985.

1880 Census Wabash Co. IN
Houshld Name Race Sex Age relationship m/s/ occup twnship birthplace father mother
17/227 Hivley, Aless W M 46 M Farmer Pleasant Penn Penn Penn
Elisebeth W F 39 Wife M hsekpt Ohio Penn Penn
Jasper W M 17 son S farmer Indiana Ohio Penn
Ollie W F 14 daughter S Indiana Ohio Penn
Arthur C. W M 6 Son S Indiana Ohio Penn
Madgeline W F 79 Mother W Penn Penn Penn

Marriage Records Wabash Co. IN 1900-1925
05-31-1910 05-31-1910 Opal Sells Harry Mort 16-329
12-20-1905 12-20-1905 Callie Catherine Pressler Delmar Oren Morts 15-292
09-27-1909 09-29-1909 Albert A. Addison Edna M. Mort 16-247
02-16-1900 02-18-1900 Edward Oyler Sara E. Morts 14-52

Marriage Records Wabash Co. IN 1926-1957
02-14-1954 02-16-1954 Barbara Louise Westafer Mort, Harry Thomas 27-274
10-06-1950 10-18-1950 Marilyn Martin Mort, Joseph 25-527

Abstracts of the Bender Funeral Homer, North Manchester, IN 1922-1981, Vol. 2, L-Z
Mort, Frances E., Born in Tumkhonach, Pennsylvania, March 19, 1920, the daughter of ? (born in Penn.); married Louis; lived and died in Kosciusko County April 10, 1945, at age 25-0-21. Services at Bender with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Mort, Jacob H. Born in Ohio October 18, 1863, the son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Harpster) Mort, both born in OH.; married Ora A.; a farmer, he lived and died in Warsaw, Ind., October 3, 1931, at age 67-11-15. Services at Packerton Church with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Mort, Kathryn. Born and died at Huntington Hospital March 6, 1922, at age 4 hours, the daughter of Harry (born Mich.) and Opel Sills (born Ind.) Mort. Services at home with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Mort, Orie A. Born in Claypool Ind., July 12, 1868, the daughter of John and Eleanor (Frazer) Hinkson, both born in Ind.; married Jacob H.; lived and died in Kosciusko Co. March 16, 1954, at age 85-8-4, leaving sons Russell G. of Troutdale, Ore., and Louis of Cabool, Mo.; daughters Mrs. Ruth Elberson of Ft Wayne and Mrs. Clarence Priser of rural Warsaw. Services at Packerton E.U.B. Church with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Gradeless, Miriah Lou. Stillborn April 11, 1979, in Warsaw Hospital, the daughter of David E. (born Ind.) and Darla Little (born Ark.) Gradeless of Bippus. Survivors include brothers Jason and Clinton, at home; maternal grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Walter Little of North Manchester; paternal grandparents Mr. & Mrs. Charles Gradeless of Talma, Ind. paternal great grandmother Mrs. Ruth Garshwiler of Bippus. Graveside services at Oaklawn Cemetery.

Abstracts from Hoover-Miner Chapels Wabash IN 1910-1975:
Morts, Clyde Clinton, Died Aug 13, 1931; Age 47-10-29. Buried Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
Morts, Margaret Elizabeth, Died Sep 21, 1938; age 85-5-11. Buried Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.
Morts, William. Died Aug 24, 1914; age 61 years. Buried Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Fulton Co. IN Cemetery Inscriptions Vol. 1: Page 173
Morts, Laura E., 1883-1935
Morts, J. Ray, 1880-1932 (matching stone to that of Laura E., Morts)
Morts, (family marker)
(1) David, 1848-1935
(2) Martha E., 1860-1927
Page 429: Omega Cemetery, Henry Twp.: KEESEY, (family Marker)
(1) Nona G., 1887 - 1960
(2) Odie M., 1886 - 1964; married May 26, 1906
Note: Odie M., of R. R. 1, Akron, born at Grass Creek, a son of Gideon and Margaret Morts Keesey; married, 1906, Nona VanLue; their children: Doris (Mrs. Orville Ellis); Mabel ( Mrs. Earl Baber); Helen (Mrs. Otis Putterbaugh); Evelyn (Mrs. Donald Miller); Kathryn (Mrs. John Hatch); Ruby (Mrs. Norman Cumberland); Patricia (Mrs. Joe Stansbury); Sue (Mrs. William Smith); Janet (Mrs. William Anderson); Ray, Fred, and Robert Keesey; Odie M. had a sister, Mrs. S. D. Dawson, and three sisters and six bros., decd'd. (Obit, Sentinel, Rochester. In., Aug. 20, 1964)

Page 567: Omega Cemetery, Henry Twp.: Keesey, (family Marker)
(1) Elmer, 1882-1951, and
(2) Mae, 1890 - 1971
(Note Elmer (Gideon Elmer) Keesey, b. Beaver Creek, in Fulton Co., Ind., son of Gideon W. (1843-1907) and Maggie (Margaret) Mortz-Morts; d. at his home five miles south-west of Akron. He married 1907, in Akron, to Clarrisa Mae Bowen (b. to mark & Angeline (Key) Bowen), and they had two sons, Don and Deloise. (see pp.555-556)
Ref: Obit., The New-Sentinel, Rochester, IN, Jan 12, 1951; Fulton Co., Ind. Marriage Applications 1904-1910.

Fulton County, Indiana Cemetery Inscriptions, Henry Twp. by Bright page 163: Hoover Cemetery, East Section Row 1:
88. Gideon W. Keesey, June 23, 1843 - May 27, 1907
89 Margaret Morts Keesey, his wife, Sept. 14-1847 - May 12, 1916 (on same stone w/Gideon W.)

Fulton Co. IN Marriages 1836-1983
Morts, Clara Myrtle James R. Bevelheimer 09-29-1910 I-283
Morts, Gail Irene Walter Curtis Gable 08-15-1925 I-278
Morts, Maple Fern Elmer W. Sutton 03-19-1929 2-333
Morts, Myrtle George W. Krathwohl 02-22-1908 I-85
Mortz, Kathryn L., George W. Mitchell 07-03-1909 I-191

Fulton Co. IN Wills 1836-1974 by Tombaugh:
Morts, David of Fulton Co., Ind. (WR "E" p. 373)
Date: 11 Apr 1905; prob. 8 Sept. 1916, Fulton Co., Ind.
Heirs: Wife, Martha E., "at her death to be divided equally between my children:
Jesse Ray Morts and Clara Myrth Morts."
Exr: Wife, Martha E. Morts,
Wits: M. O. Enyart, W. T. Rannells.

Index to death records, Miami Co. Indiana 1850-1920
Mort, Francis R. F W 59 08-31-1908 Miami Co. H13-44
Mort, Francis R. F W 50 08-03-1908 Washington Twp. C7-7
Mort, Mary M. F W 92 06-30-1911 Washington Twp. H13-50
Mort, Sophia F W 89 07-19-1911 Bunker Hill H13-50

Index to Miami Co. Indiana Official Marriage Records 1921-1979 by Carla Ann Murtha
Mort, Benjamin Mary Ann Jones 23-Jul-1949 25-Sep-1966
Mort, Elbert Verne Ida May Langdon 20-Mar-1904 09-Jul-1927
Mort, F. Caroline Herbert W. Dixon 30-Jan-1905 21-Jun-1929
Mort, Neil Allan Robbie LeAnn Copp 07-Nov-1957 07-Nov-1976
Mort, Ruby Zennis Reed 27-Apr-1916 01-Jun-1941
Mort, Sandra J. Stephen E. Crume 20-Apr-1955 01-Feb-1975
Mort, Wilma Mercedes Clayton Joseph Kinzie 05-Mar-1912 24-Jun-1930

Index to Births, Miami Co. IN 1882-1920
Mort, Maud M Wm. J. Maud Finster F W 03-05-1912 H11-8
Mort, ----- Wash M W 10-20-1884 C2-11
Mort, ----- George Dora Bohn M W 03-20-1904 H8-26
Morts, ----- Wm. Sarah Sawyer M W 12-23-1885 C2-34

1860 Census for Miami Co IN
Mort, Ephraim M 45 Md. Farmer Washington
Mary M. F 42 Wittemberg
George W. M 13 Ohio
Ann S. F 11 Indiana
Mort, Peter M 84 Maryland Farmer Washington
Susannah F 79 Maryland
Philip M 55 Maryland
Mort, William M 49 Md. Farmer Washington
Sophia F 33 Wittemberg
Morts, David M 40 Pa. Farmer Butler
Mary Ann F 17 Pa House Keeper
David M 12 Pa.
William M 6 Pa.

1860 Census Abstract of Miami Co., Indiana:
Mort, Ann A. 11 IN 88 362
Mort, Ephraim 45 MD 88 362
Mort, George W 13 OH 88 362
Mort, Israel 18 PA 244 113
Mort, Mary M. 42 GR-W 88 362
Mort, Peter 84 MD 88 362
Mort, Philip 55 MD 88 362
Mort, Sophia 33 GR-W 88 362
Mort, Susannah 79 MD 88 362
Mort, William 49 MD 88 362

1870 Census for Miami Co. IN, transcribed by Robert D. Smith, 1978. Washington Twp. Page 3 (Page 288)
Mort, Ephram M 55 Md Farmer
Mort, Mary M. F 51 Wurtemberg X X
Mort, Washington M 23 Ohio Works on farm
Mort, Philip M 65 Md Stone Mason

1870 Census for Miami Co. IN, transcribed by Robert D. Smith, 1978. Washington Twp. Page 32 (Page 366)
Shauman, Jacob M 56 MD Farmer
Shauman, hannah F 55 OH
Mort, William M 12 OH
Whistler, William M 19 OH Works on farm

1870 Census for Miami Co. IN, transcribed by Robert D. Smith, 1978. Butler Twp. Page 13
Boyer, Joseph M 37 PA Farmer
Boyer, Polly F 33 PA
Boyer, John C. M 13 Ind
Boyer, Frederic M 11 Ind
Boyer, Mollie F 7 Ind
Boyer, Thomas M 2 Ind
Morts, David M 21 PA Farm Laborer

1870 Census for Miami Co. IN, transcribed by Robert D. Smith, 1978. Pipe Creek Twp. Page 31
Keller, Jacob M 63 Wurtemburg X X Farmer
Mort, William M 56 MD N.O.L.
Mort, Sophia F 48 Wurtemburg X X
Simmeramon, Jacob M 28 France X X Works on Farm

1900 Census Miami Co. IN Page 446:
Mort, Sophia F Apr 1822 78 widow 0 Germ Germ. Germ farmer 1834-66
Johnson, Michael (ten) M Feb 1848 52 single Germ. Germ. Germ 1873-27-na.

1900 Census Miami Co. IN Page 622
Mort, George W. M May 1847 53 30 Ohio Md Germ Farmer
Frances W F Sep 1849 50 30 7-6 Ohio Ohio Va.
Elmer E . S M May 1878 22 s Ind. Farm Labor
George F. S M Jul 1881 18 s Ind. Farm Labor
William J S M Sep 1885 14 S Ind. at School
Mary E. D F Sep 1888 11 S Ind. at School
Mary M. M F Jul 1818 81 Widow Germ. Germ Germ 1834-66

Genealogical Records of Miami Co., Indiana Volume Two edited by Robert D. Smith, 1977:
Mort, Ephraim Born abt. 1815, in Maryland, husband of Mary M., and they were the parents of George W.
Mort, Frances R. Born 1849; died 1908, wife (first) of George W. She was buried in the Egypt's Hill (sometimes called Sharpee) Cemetery, at Peru, Ind.
Mort, Mary M. Born abt. 1818 in Wurtemburg, Germany, and died 30 June 1911, aged 92 years and 11 months. Wife of Ephraim and mother of George W. and Ann S.

Index to Marriage Record Miami County, 1850 to 1920 Inclusive:
(This was not a clear copy of the records so they should be rechecked for accuracy)
Mort, Dora B Harvey Edwards Apr 13 1895 C 9 381
Mort, Elmer E. Virette Miller Age 24 Jan 1, 1903 C 11 261
Mort, George F. Dora F. Bohn Age 21 Sep 17-1902 C 11 294
Mort, George W. Isadora Confer 3/31/47 W June 12 1912 C 14 163
Mort, Mary Ann James A. Allison Sep 13, 1863 C 1 262
Mort, Mary E. R. F. Haggerty 9/13/88 W Apr 1, 1909 C 12 408
Mort, Nora A. John A. Wolf Age 21 Oct 11 1896 C 9 591
Mort, Sophia John Long Sep 12 1868 C 4 227
Mort, Wm. J. Maud E. Finster Age 21 Oct 11 1896 C 9 571
Morts, David Emma Bish Feb 12, 1873 C 6 18
Morts, William J. Margaret Shroyers Feb 6, 1876 C 5 370

Obituaries from the Bunker Hill (Indiana) Press, 1904-1926, Collected by Clara McGee:
MRS. MARY MORT DEAD
DECEASED WAS MORE THAN NINETY-TWO YEARS OLD.
Was a Pioneer Resident of the Locality.
Mrs. Mary Mort Living about three miles northeast of town died last Friday morning. Mrs. Mort was widely known throughout this vicinity and had many friends and acquaintances.
Deceased maiden name was Mary Keller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Keller. She was born in Wurtemberg, Germany, July 30, 1818. In 1834 she came with the family to American and settled for a time near Baltimore, Maryland. Afterward she went to Dayton, Ohio, where re resided until about 1847, when she came to this locality where she has lived continuously since. She was one of a family of nine children, three girls and six boys. One of that number survives, a sister, Mrs. Sophia Mort, living on South West Street, in Bunker Hill, and who is past ninety years of age. The deceased was the mother of two children, George Washington Mort and Mrs. Sophia Long. Deceased was nine-two years and eleven months old, to the day, being born on July 30, and passing away on June 30. Mrs. Mort was one of the oldest residents in this part of the country and her account of pioneer days were a joy to her many dear friends. Besides her sister, Mrs. Sophia Mort, deceased is survived by her son and daughter and a goodly number of grandchildren and great grandchildren. The funeral occurred Sunday morning, at 10 o'clock from the house. Services were conducted by Rev. Beckett, pastor of the Universalist denomination of Galveston. Interment was in Mount Hope cemetery on Little Pipe Creek. {1906]

Mrs. Mort Passes Away.
Mrs. Francis R. Mort, wife of G. W. Mort, died at her home near Salem Monday, aged fifty-nine years and four days. Mrs. Mort had been in poor health for some time. Funeral Services were held a the residence Wednesday at 2 o'clock. Interment in Mt. Hope cemetery. [1908]

Mrs. Mort Dead
Sophiah Catherine Mort, daughter of Anna and William F. Keller, deceased was born in Wertenberg, Germany, April 27, 1822. Died July 19, 1911, aged eighty-nine years, two months and twenty-two days.
Sister Mort emigrated from Germany to American with her parents in 1834 settling near Baltimore, Maryland. After two years they removed to Montgomery county, Ohio, near Dayton, and from there in 1848 removed to Miami county, near Peru, Ind.
Sister Mort was united in marriage to William Mort, February 29, 1844. To this union no children were born. Her husband died March 3, 1888 and she has lived a widow twenty-three years, four months and sixteen days. For the four years past she has, by choice, made her home with the J. G. Betzner family, where she died.
Sister Mort was confirmed in the Christian faith and became a member of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran church of Dayton, Ohio, May 12, 1843, under the labors of Rev. D. P. Rosemiller. In this father she lived and also triumphed in death. Sister Mort is the last of a family of nine children, three daughters and six sons. Eleven nephews and nieces are left, with many kinfolks and friends to mourn her death.
The funeral services were on Friday, the 21st, at 2 p.m., at the home of J. G. Betzner. A large number of friends and older neighbors and citizens of Bunker Hill were present to show their love and regards for this one of the oldest of our citizens. Her remains were laid to rest in Mt. Hope cemetery. The pastor of the Evangelical church, Rev. W. S. Tracy, had charge of the services, taking for a text, Job 5:26, "thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like a shock of corn in his season.

Death of G. W. Mort
Geo. Mort, well known and widely respected citizen who had been in poor health for about a year of paralysis, passed away at his home Friday. He leaves to mourn their loss a widow and 5 children Elmer, George F. and William J. of Bunker Hill, Mrs. Rolla Haggerty and Dora Edward of Peru.
George W. Mort, son of Epram and Mary Mort, was born in the State of Ohio in Montgomery County, May 31st, 1847. Died January 23, 1925, aged 77 years 7 months and 22 days. When four months of age he was brought by his parents to the State of Indiana and settled on a farm in Washington Township, Miami County, Ind., where he has been a resident from October 1847, until about a year ago, when he sold the farm and moved to Bunker Hill, where he has lived ever since, having lived on the same farm almost seventy seven years.
On September 23, 1870, he was united in marriage to Francis R. Beeghley, who passed to a higher life on the 31st, day of August 1908. to this union was born seven children four girls and three boys, Laura, Nora and the Mother preceding their Father to the spirit world. On June 12th, 1910 he was united in marriage to Isadora Confer, who survives him, also two step-sons, Michael and Harvey Confer.
He leaves one sister, Anna S. Long, ten grand-children and three great grandchildren to mourn his departure.
He was a member of the Salem Universalist church ever since it was organized, was a strong believer in the faith; was moderator of the church for many years.
In the year 1867 he was initiated into the Miami Lodge No. 52 Independent order of Odd Fellows at Peru, where he held his membership until the Lodge was instituted at Bunker Hill, using his card and being on the charter members of Bunker Hill Lodge No. 369, at the present time being the only Charter member left of the Lodge.
He was a member of the Encampment No 58 of Peru, has passed all the chairs of the Subordinate Lodge and was representative twice to the Grand Lodge at Indianapolis.
Short funeral services were held sun. at the home in Bunker Hill after which services were held at the Salem church by Rev. H. C. Beckett of Galveston. The services at the grave were in charge of the Local Lodge I. O. O. F. burial in the old Mt. Hope cemetery in the north part of Pipe Creek township.
Those from a distance to attend the funeral were Mrs. Melissa Johnson and William Clark of Dayton Ohio, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hiatt of Marion, Claud Derck and wife of Kokomo, Mike Confer of Warsaw, Harry confer of near Huntington. There were several members of the Peru Encampment present.


Index to Official Death Records, Miami County, Indiana 1921-1974, Charles A. Wagner, Editor
Mort, Dora Bohn 77 22-Nov-1957
Mort, Elmer E. 75 17-Jan-1954
Mort, George F. 91 13 June 1963
Mort, Maude E. 86 09-Feb-1973
Mort, Viretta 85 16-July-1966
Morts, Blythe K. 55 (?) 03-Nov-1944

Blythe Morts
Blythe Morts, aged 55, of 426 Madison Avenue, died at the Dukes hospital at 11:00 a.m. Friday. He had been ill three months and his death was due to complications.
Mr. Morts who had lived around Peru for most of his life was born Jan 31, 1888, the son of William and Margaret Morts. He was united in marriage with Rose Guinn in 1920. She survives.
Other survivors include two brothers, Elmer Morts of Claypool and Sharon of Hoopestown, Ill., and 2 sisters, Mrs. Ola Hoak and Mrs. Sarah Oiler, both of Marion. A daughter, Lois E. Morts, died in January, 1943.
The body was removed to the Brake funeral home where it will remain. Funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home at 2:00 a.m.. Monday with the Rev. M. Shatto officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope cemetery. Friends may call after 10:00 a.m. Sunday.
Peru, Ind. Daily Tribune, November 3, 1944

Elmer E. Mort
Elmer E. Mort, 75 Rout 5, Peru, died at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at his home after a two years' illness. A retired farmer, he was a charter member of the Peru I.O.O.F. Lodge and was a member of the Bunker Hill Methodist church.
He was born May 24, 1878 on a farm one-half mile from the farm on which he died. He was the son of George and Frances (Long) Mort. He was married Jan 1, 1903 to Viretta Miller, who survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Mrs. Austin Powell, Route 5; two brothers, George, Route 1, Peru and William, Route 5; one sister, Mrs. Riley Haggerty, Greenfield, and four grandchildren. One son and two sisters are deceased.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday from the Drake-Flowers funeral home, the Rev. Maurice Kessler and the Rev. Glenn Campton officiating. Funeral will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
Peru, Ind. Daily Tribune, 18 Jan 1954

Mrs. George F. Mort
Funeral services fro Mrs. Dora (Bohn) Mort, 77, Route 1, will be held from the Allen Funeral Home at 2 p.m., Monday. The Rev. Avery W. Milley will officiate and burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
Mrs. Mort, who had spent her lifetime in Washington Township, died at 12:30 p.m., Friday at Dukes Hospital after a week's illness. Death was due to a heart attack.
She was born in Washington Township June 4, 1880, the daughter of John S. and Elizabeth (Shepler) Bohn. She was married in Washington Township Sept. 17, 1902 to George F. Mort, who survives.
Surviving also are a son, Elbert V. Mort, Peru; a granddaughter, Mrs. Richard Life, Peru and two great grandchildren.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m., Sunday
Peru, Ind. Daily Tribune, November 23, 1957

George F. Mort
George F. Mort, 91, retired farmer, died in him home on Route 5, Peru, at 5:30 a.m., Thursday. He had spent his lifetime in Washington Township.
He was born there July 30, 1871, the son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Mort, His wife, the former Dora Bond, died in 1957.
Surviving are a son Elbert V. Mort, Peru; one grandchild and three great-grandchildren.
Mr. Mort was a member of the Universalist Church.
Funeral services will be in the Eikenberry Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Friday.

Viretta Mort
Viretta (Letti) Mort, 85, Route 5, Peru, widow of Elmer Mort died at her home at 10 p.m. Saturday. She had been ill for some time.
Mrs. Mort had spent her lifetime in Miami County. She was born in Washington Township Aug. 26, 1880 the daughter of David and Mary Ann Sherrick. She was married to Mr. Mort in 1903. He died Jan. 17, 1954.
Mrs. Mort was a member of the Bunker Hill Methodist Church and Rebekah Lodge.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Austin Powell, Route 5, Peru; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be in the Drake-Flowers Chapel at 10-:30 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Tuesday.
Peru, Ind. Daily Tribune, July 18, 1966

Maude Mort
Maude Mort, 86, Bunker Hill, died at 8:38 a.m. yesterday in Miller's Merry manor Nursing Home. She had been ill several years.
She was born Oct. 6, 1886 in Washington Twp., the daughter of Jacob J. and Lora Bohn Finster.
In 1907 she was married to William J. Mort. He died April 26, 1955.
Mrs. Mort was a lifetime resident of Miami County. She was a member of the United Methodist Church.
Surviving area daughters, Mrs. Chester Ennis, Bunker Hill; two brothers, Hazen Finster, Rt. 1, Peru and Jose Finster, Peru; two sisters, Mrs. Harvey Hahn, Peru and Mrs. Elmer Reed, Route 5, Peru; eight grandchildren; 20 great grandhildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Allen Funeral Home, Bunker Hill with the Rev. Robert Melling officiating. Burial will be in Rankin Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon tomorrow.
Peru, Ind. Daily Tribune, February 9, 1973

Miami County, Indiana Obituaries, 1975-1984 by Jane Scholz:
Elbert Mort
Elbert V. Mort, 78, Lake Manitou, a former Peru resident, died at 6;10 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, 1982, at Rochester Woodlawn Hospital.
He was born in Miami County on March 20, 1904, the son of George W. and Dora Bohn Mort. On July 10, 1927, he married Ida M. Landon, and she survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Dorothy Life, Peru; and three grandchildren, Linda Life Seymour of Boise Idaho, Susan Life Orstendorf of Columbus, and William A. Life of Toledo Ohio.
Mr. Mort had resided at Lake Manitou for the past 15 years. He was retired from the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad, and was a member of the First Christian Church of Rochester.
Memorial services will be held at the convenience of the family. The body will be cremated. There are no calling houses. Memorial contributions may be made to a favorite charity. Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Rose Morts
Rose Morts, 83 of Madison Ave., died at Miller's Merry Manor nursing home at 6 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 25, 1980.
She was born in Fulton County Sept. 28, 1895 to William and Samantha Stineman Guynn, and married to Kenneth B. Morts on March 18, 1920. He died Nov. 3, 1944.
She was a member of the Oakdale Baptist Church.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews. One daughter, Louis, died in 1943. Five brothers and four sisters also are deceased.
Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home with the Rev. Randy Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Miami Co. Obituaries, 1985-1992:
Robert W. Mort
Robert W. Mort, 53, 270 N. Grant Ave., died at 10:15 p.m. Sunday, June 16, 1985, at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.
He was born in South Haven, Mich., July 27, 1931, to Neil and Audrey Wilmont Mort. He married Clara Couturier July 24, 1954; she survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Sandra Hartkopf, Peru; three sons, Timothy, Wabash, Neil, Marion, and Steven, Dallas, Texas; two sisters, Wanda Swain, Harbert, Mich., and Gay Shutt, Kalamazoo, Mich., a brother, Richard, St. Joseph, Mich.; and 11 grandchildren.
Mr. Mort was a supervisor of central supply and materials management at Dukes Memorial Hospital. He served in the Air Force from 1951 to 1971. He was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church, American Legion, Moose and Elks Lodges.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, wit the Rev. Francis Kilcine officiating. Burial will be in Reyburn Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Funeral home.

Ida M. Mort
Ida M. "Sally" Mort, 78, 64 Highland Place, died at 1:55 a.m. Saturday, June 10, 1989, at Dukes Continuing Care Center. Cause of death was unavailable.
She was born Aug. 28, 1909, in Camp Point, Ill to John and Irene Langdon. On July 10, 1927, she married Elbert V. Mort. He died Nov. 1, 1982.
Surviving are one daughter, Dorothy Life of Peru, one sister, Neva Gothard of Peru; four brother, David Langdon of Peru, Charles Langdon of Pensacola, Fla., Roy Langdon of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Ralph Peters of Kansas City, Mo.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Mort was a retired seamstress. She was a member of the First Christian Church, the Rochester Garden Club, and the Chesapeake and Ohio Auxiliary.
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home, the Rev. George McCarthy officiating.
There is no visitation. Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to a favorite charity.

June 16, 1994 trip to the Rochester and Peru, Akron & Warsaw Public Librarires

1870 Census Kosciusko Co. IN -- No Mort/Morts

1880 Census Kosciusko Co. IN
Mort, Anthony WA 271 B
Mort, Joseph WA 267 B

1900 Census Kosciusko Co. IN
Mort, Clarence SE 58 15B
Mort, Jacob JA 51 11A
Mort, John W. CL 46 14A
Mort, Joseph JA 51 9A
Morts, Benton Q WA 65 9A

1910 Census Kosciusko Co. IN
Mort George JA 087
Mort, John CL 016B
Mort, Joseph JA 086B

1920 Census Kosciusko Co. IN
Mort, Garl WA 190B
Mort, Jacob H JA 19A
Mort, John CL 263A
Mort, Royal LA 67B
Mort, William WA 190a

Wayne Township, City of Warsaw, 7th June 1900 page 9a (18th page of enumeration district 65)
123 Fort Wayne Avenue - Owned Mortgage House
219 228 Morts, Benton A. Head W M Sept 1845 54 M 32 IN OH NY Bookman Yes yes Yes O M H
Alice E. Wife W F Sep 1849 50 M 32 IN NY VT Yes Yes Yes
Remis Son W M Dec 1875 24 S IN IN IN Medical Student 9 Yes Yes Yea
Frances Daughter W F Aug 1883 16 S IN IN IN st school 9 Yes Yes Yeas
Lucile Daughter W F June 1891 9 S IN IN IN

Seward Township Rented Farm
343 343 Mort Clarence Head W M Jan 1872 28 M 8 PA PA PA Farmer Yes Yes Yes R - - F
Orpha Wife W F Mar 1875 24 M 8 5-4 IN IN IN
Devon Son W M May 1894 6 S IN PA PA
Mabel Daughter W F Nov 1895 4 S IN PA PA
Wilbur W. Son W M Mar 1897 3 IN PA PA
Max Son W M Sep 1899 1 IN PA PA
Check at Kosciusko Co Historical Society Museum shows an Orpha Morett in Seward Township. Further investigation on name need to be done.

Kosciusko Co. Births 1882-1920
Mort, Betty M Royal C Roxie Thompson F W Oct 11 1919 H-13 148
Mort, Byron W. Harry D. Mary E. Tozer M W June 15 1911 H-12 15
Mort, Harold P Harry D Mary E. Tozer M W July 11 1909 H-11 54
Mort, Howard R. Royal C. Roxie Thompson M W July 13 1912 H-12 60
Mort, ----- Clarence Orpha Hart F W Jul 16 1900 H-6 31
Mort, ----- Clarence Orpha Hart F W July 16 1900 H-27 2

Kosciusko Co. Marriages
1 Mar 1870 Mort, Margaret Keesey, Gideon W D-296
24 Dec 1876 Purkey, Ida Mort, George E-571

Pierceton Record, Pierceton Indiana,
Wednesday: May 27, 1925 Page 1:
George Mort, of Sidney, Father of Wm. Mort; Injuried in a Fall
George Mort, of Sidney, the father of William Mort, of Pierceton, was badly injured Wednesday afternoon of last week in a dangerous fall.
Mr. Mort, who is over seventy years of age, was fixing the roof of a house and slipped and fell to the ground. Physicians rushed to Mr. Mort's aid and upon examination found he had uffered several fractures, broken ribs, and possible internal injuries

Pierceton Record, Pierceton Indiana, June 3, 1925 Page 1:

GEORGE MORT PASSED AWAY ON MONDAY
The Funeral Services Were Held This Afternoon at Packerton
George Mort, of near Packerton, the father of William Mort, of Pierceton, died at his home Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, from the effects of a fall he received several days ago. He was seventy-three years of age.
The funeral services were held this (Wednesday) afternoon at the Packerton Presbyterian Church at 2 o'clock . and interment was made in the Oakwood Cemetery in Warsaw.
Undertakers, Ashley & Son, of Pierceton had charge of the funeral.

Akron News, Thursday, May 20, 1937:
JOHN KEESEY DIED THIS MORNING AT ROCHESTER
Relatives received word this morning of the death of John Keesey, aged 86, who died this morning at Woodlawn hospital, after a week's illness.
He is survived by five brothers, Elmer and Odie of Akron; Dave of Logansport and Walter and char. of Iowa; three sisters, Mrs. Dee Dawson of Logansport, Mrs. Myrtle Guinn of Peru and Mrs. Bertha Burdge of Glenwood Springs, Colorado; two sons, Frank, Rochester, and Harry of Los Angeles, California; and one daughters Mrs. Don Chrysler of Elkhart

The Akron News, Thursday, July 24, 1958:
DELOISE KEESEY
Deloise Keesey, son of Elmer and Mae (Bowen) Keesey of Dayton, Ohio died of a heart attack July 12 while working with a construction company at Troy, Ohio. He was 46 years of age, born December 26, 1911, on the Keesey farm near Akron. He was preceded in death by his father.
Surviving are his wife, Deloris; a daughter, Jeline Higgins, a granddaughter, Molly O; a brother, Donald of Marion and his mother, Mrs. Mae Keesey of Akron.
Services were held at the Klachin Funeral Home at Fort Wayne last week.

The Akron News, Thursday, January 18, 1951:
FUNERAL RITES FOR ELMER KEESEY
Funeral rites were held here Monday afternoon, for Elmer Keesey, 68, who passed away at his home five miles south west of town early Friday morning. He had been in poor health for the past eight years, and seriously ill for the past few weeks.
He was born February 10, 1882 to Giddon and Margaret (Morts) Keesey, and spent his entire life in this community. He followed the occupation of farming. He was married to Clarissa Mae Bowen, February 23, 1907 and the couple spent their entire married life in this community.
Survivors, beside the widow, include: two sons, don, Marion, and Deloise, Ft. Wayne; two brothers, Odie of Akron and Walter of Redfield, Iowa; one sister, Mrs. S. D. Dawson, Logansport. There are three granddaughters. Four brothers and four sisters preceded hi in death. Rev. Slaybaugh was in charge of the funeral service which was held in the Church of God and burial was made in the Omega cemetery near his home.

The Akron News, Thursday, December 8, 1960:
Nona Keesey, 71 Died Saturday
Mrs. Nona Keesey, wife of Odie Keesey, and mother of twelve children; died Saturday morning at Woodlawn hospital. She had been seriously ill tow weeks.
He was born June 14, 1887, near Athens to Francis and Jane Pettit VanLue. She married Odie M. Keesey May 26, 1906, in Rochester. The husband survives.
Mrs. Keesey was a member of the Athens EUB church and the Omega Community club.
Surviving along wit the husband are nine daughters. Mrs. Orville (Doris) Ellis, Akron; Mrs. Earl (Mable) Baber, Denver; Mrs. Otis (Helen) Putterbaugh, Peru; Mrs. Donald (Evelyn) Miller, Columbia City; Mrs. John (Kathryn) Hatch, Rochester; Mrs. Norman (Ruby) Cumberland, Rochester; Mrs. John (Patricia) Stansbury, Danville, Ill.; Mrs. Wm. A. (Sue) Smith, Rochester; Mrs. Wm. (Janet) Anderson, Rochester; three sons, Ray, Cedar Lake, Ind.; Fred, Akron; and Robert, Rochester; 28 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Elzie Quick; Vandalia, Mich.; Mrs. Orville Smith, South Bend; Mrs. Vermin Williams, Niles, Mich.; Mrs. Arnold Ronneberg, Los Angeles, Cal.; for brothers, Harry VanLue, Clerksville, Mo.; John VanLue, Erneric VanLue and William VanLue, all of Niles. One sister preceded in death.
Services were held Monday at the Church of God by the Revs. Harold Conrad and D. L. Slaybaugh, and burial was made in Mt. Hope cemetery, Athens.
The Sheets funeral Home was in charge.

The Akron News, Thursday, August 20, 1964
Odie M. Keesey Dies Wednesday
Odie M. Keesey, 78, Route 1, Akron, died Wednesday evening at Woodlawn Hospital of complications following a five day illness.
A lifetime resident of Fulton county, he was born in Grass Creek on April 9, 1886, the son of Gideon and Margaret Morts Keesey. He was a farmer.
He married Nona Van Lue in Rochester May 26, 1906 and she preceded him in death in 1960.
He is survived by nine daughters, Mrs. Orville (Doris) Ellis, R. R. 1, Akron, Mrs. Earl (Mabel) Baber, Denver, Mrs. Otis (Helen) Putterbaugh, Peru, Mrs. Donald (Evelyn) Miller, Columbia City, Mrs. John (Katheryn) Hatch, Logansport, Mrs. Norman (Ruby) Cumberland, Rochester, Mrs. Joe (Patricia) Stansbury, Danville, Ill., Mrs. William (Sue) Smith, Rochester, Mrs. William (Janet) Anderson, Rochester; three sons, Ray, Cedar Lake, Fred, Akron and Robert, Rochester.
He is also survived by 28 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. S. D. Dawson, Logansport. three sisters and six brothers preceded him in death.
Funeral services for Mr. Keesey will be conducted Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Akron Church of God. Friends may call at the Sheets Funeral home after 2 p.m. Friday until noon Saturday and then a the church one hour prior to the service. The Rev. D. L. Slaybaugh will officiate at the services, the burial will be at the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Athens.

The Akron News, Thursday
KEESEY
Robert Dean Keesey, 50, R. 1, Rochester, died at his home Saturday.
A native of Akron, Mr. Keesey was born July 1, 1924, the son of Odie and Nona Van Lue Keesey and had resided in Fulton Co. all his life with the exception of two years spent in Florida. He was married to Beverly Jean Lebo on April 19, 1952 in Columbia City. she preceded him in death May 31, 1974. He was a carpenter, a World War II veteran and a member of the Rochester American Legion post, the Manitou VFW and the Manitou Moose lodge.
Surviving, are a son, Jack, Rochester; two grandchildren; eight sisters, Mrs. Earl (Mabel) Baber, Denver, Mrs. Otis (Helen) Putterbaugh, Peru. Mrs. Don (Evelyn) miller, Columbia City, Mrs. John (Kate) Hatch, Logansport, Mrs. Norman (Ruby) Cumberland, Mrs. Wm. (Sue) Smith and Mrs. Wm. (Janet) Anderson, all of Rochester, and Mrs. Wm. (Pat) Stansbury, Danville, Ill.; two brothers, Fred, Akron, and Raymond; Cedar Lake, and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday in Rochester with the Rev. Laurence Smith officiating. Burial was in the Rochester IOOF cemetery.

The Akron News, Thursday, August 26, 1992:
FRED KEESEY
Fred M. Keesey, 82 of 929 Jackson Blvd., Rochester, died at 7:25 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, 1992 at Woodlawn Hospital, following six months of failing health.
He was born Aug. 21, 1910 in Fulton County to Odie Mort and Nona VanLue Keesey.
On Oct. 28, 1948 in Rochester he married Charlotte Paxton, who survives.
He retired in 1975 from Sonoco Products Co., Akron. He was a U.S. Army medic in World War II. He attended the Church of God 7th Day of Plymouth.
Surviving with his wife are two daughters, Mrs. John (Molly) Meredith, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Dallas (Laura) McDiffitt, Cape Coral, Fla.; five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a step-great granddaughter, seven sisters, Mrs. Earl (Mable) Baber, Denver; Helen Putterbaugh, Kokomo; Mrs. Don (Evelyn) Miller, loon Lake; Mrs. Charlie (Kathryn) Baker, Peru, and Mrs. Norman (Ruby) Cumberland, Mrs. Dill (Sue) Smith and Mrs. Tom (Janet) White, all of Rochester, and a brother, Ray Keesey, Crown Point. Preceding in death were a sister, Mrs. Orville (Dori) Ellis, and a brother, Robert Keesey.
Services were Tuesday at the Hartzler Funeral Home, Rochester, with Mr. Vernon Hargrove Officiating. Burial was in the Akron Cemetery.

June 20, 1994 trip to South Haven, Paw Paw and Decatur Michigan Libraries

Weekley Genealogy column in the Decatur Republican called "Genealogy Gems"

Index to the 1870 Census of Michigan
Mort, Adam J. 429R Macomb Co Erin Twp
Morts, William 333 Bay Co Bangor Twp
Morts, Wilhelm 89R Ottawa Grand Haven

South Haven Michigan City Directories. All need to be checked and these entries rechecked for year. Some years may hbe been incorrectly recorded on the copies made.
South Haven City Directory 1920:
Mort Arthur A (Rose) whs Cable-Nelson Piano Co r 754 Mich Av
Mort, Harry D (Mary E) driver Standard Oil Co r 330 Cherry

South Haven City Directory 1929:
Mort A A (Rose), emp Everett Piano Co, h 754 Michigan Ave, ph 649-M
Mort Neil (Audrey) emp Overton Co, h 224 Van Buren

South Haven City Directory 1937
Mort Neil, 313 + Center
Mort, Mrs. Audrey, 313 + Center
Mort, Richard, 313 + Center
Mort, 3 children, 313 + Center
Mort, Mrs. Rose, 754 E Mich, w

South Haven City Directory 1939:
Clark, Benjamin F (Mabel) industrial agt State of Mich 654 Kalamazoo 1039 ch-Bobbi J 18
Mort, Aubrey (widow), baker--Robert 17, Gaye 14--858 St. Joseph Ph 951-M
Mort, Rose P Mrs (widow), practical nurse--Jack (grandson 16)--758 Michigan, ph 649-M

South Haven City Directory 1940:
Clark, Benjamin F, 401 Erie, Branch Mgr Mich State Employment
Clark, Mrs. Mabel, 401 Erie
Clakr, Billie, 401 Erie
Mort, Byron S., 1076 + , Wilson, mich Fruit
Mort, Mrs. Doris, 1076 + Wilson
Mort, Gloria J. 1076 + , Wilson, single
Mort, F. Yvonne, 1076 + Wilson, single
Mort, Dean Byron, 1076 + wilson, u
Mort, Mrs. Rose, 754 Mich Ave, w

South Haven City Directory 1954:
Clark, Ben (Mabel) industry promotion State of Mich 654 Kalamazoo 16M ch Bobbi Jean 13

South Haven City Directory 1956:
Mort Audrey 858 St Joseph 951-M
Mort, James R receiving clk stock rm Standard Coil--Bangor 758 E Michigan 649-M
Mort Rose P (wid Arthur) prac nurse & owner Mort's Restorium 758 E Michigan 649-M
Mort's Restorium rest home Mrs Rose P Mort owner 758 E Michigan 649-M

Chambers Cemetery, Geneva Twp. Van Buren Co MI
Mort, Ruth, dau of Wm and Dora, Sept 20 1899 -- Oct 25, 1899
Hosner, Sylvester, Nov 14, 1833-Jly 16, 1902 Co K. 13th Michigan Infantry Post 35
Hosner, Ruth, his wfie, July 23, 1840 - Oct 8, 1917
Baker, Milo, 1836-1918
Baker, Harriet, His Wife, 1838-1908
Baker, Alson R., 1874-1942
Baker, Lulu B., 1876-19--

Obituaries from the Van Buren Genealogical Society Obituary Index in the Decatur Library, Decatur, MI

January 13 1943 death Obituary
ERVA C. MORT
Typhoid fever was given as the cause of the death of Erva Charles Mort, 45, well-known, Hartford owner of Mort's Feed Line, wholesale dealer in feeds for farm stock.
Mr. Mort died Monday morning, January 11, 1943, at Mercy hospital, Benton Harbor, where he had been confined for five weeks. Funeral services , are at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, at the Zover and Calvin chapel. The Rev. Charles Bowles, Saugatuck, an old friend of the Mort family, will officiate.
Burial will be in the Stevens Cemetery north of Kibbie.
Mr. Mort was born April 22, 1897 as Casco, Michigan and came to Hartford, 13 years ago, from a farm near Keeler. Before moving to Hartford, he had always been a farmer. After working for Clare Clover for three years, Mr. Mort went into the feed business Alone.
He married Myrtle Hughes at Pullman, January 5, 1916.
Besides his wife he is survived by his mother, Mrs. Suzie Mort Trudell, Pullman, two sons, J. R. and Ray both of Hartford; one daughter Florabelle, at home, two brothers, Neil, South Haven, and John, Osceola, Indiana; one sister, Goldie Hoyt, Pullman; and two grandsons, Joseph and Robert, sons of J. R.


December 10, 1947 Obituary
MORT FUNERAL WILL BE HELD THURSDAY
Funeral services for Neil R. Mort, 47, will be held Thursday a 2 p.m., in the Calvin Funeral Home. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery. The Rev. Charles Bolles of Saugatuck will officiate. Edward W. Thompson Post No. 49, American Legion, will conduct the graveside service.
Surviving are his wife, Audrey, four children, Richard, Wanda Jean, Robert W., and Gaye, one brother John Mort of Oceola, Ind., one sister, Mrs. Goldie Hoyt of Pullman and his mother, Mrs. Susie Trudell of Pullman.
The late Mr. Mort was born on Aug 28 1900. He served with the U. S. Army Medical Corps in World War I, and had been in failing health for several years. His death occurred in Veterans Hospital, Dearborn.

April 8, 1952 Obituary
Arthur A. Mort Died in Hospital This Morning
Arthur A. Mort, 72 years of age, passed away this morning at 9:o'clcok in the South Haven Hospital, where he had been a patient for less than a week. He had been cared for in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ben Clark, 317 + Erie Street.
The body is at the Calvin Funeral Home. Arrangements are awaiting word from a grandson, who is serving in the U. S. Armed Forces.
Surviving are a son, Carroll Mort, of Charlevoix, a daughter, Mrs. Mabel Clark of 317 + Erie Street, several grandchildren and one great grandchild.

July 12, 1971, Obituary (July 11, 1971 death) (RN=2967)
John C. Mort
Elkhart, Ind.--John C. Mort, 68, Route 4, County Road 1, Elkhart, Ind., and formerly of Kibbie, died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in St. Joseph hospital, Mishawaka.
Mr. Mort was born Sept 29, 1902, in Kibbie community. He was a retired employee of the Indiana-Michigan Electric Company
Surviving are his widow, the former Valanetty Schott, whom he married on Jan. 5, 1928, in Wakarusa, Ind.; two sons, Clarence of Benton Harbor and Thomas of Mishawaka; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild and a sister, Mrs. Goldie Hoyt of Pullman.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday in the Warner Funeral Home, Osceola, Ind. Rev.. Thomas Frost will officiate and burial will be in the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola

September 10, 1971 Obituary (Sept 9, 1971 Death)
Mort, Mr. Everett D., 608 Bair St., Vicksburg--
Passed away at Bronson Hospital Thursday evening where he had been a patient since July 18, following open heart surgery in Ann Arbor on May 9, Mr. Mort was born April 15, 1913, in South Haven, Mich., the son of Harry and Mary Mort. He had been an employee of Simpson-Lee Paper Mill, Vicksburg, for 23 years. Mr. Mort was a member of the IOOF and Moose Lodge and was a Democratic Delegate for both county and state, a 4-H leader for 7 years. He attended Glen Oaks College in Centreville and attended the Spiritualist Church of Divinity in Battle Creek. Mr. Mort is survived by his wife, Beulah; his mother, Mrs. Mary Mort of Kalamazoo, 5 daughters, Mrs. Paul (Rita) Shek of Pullman, Mrs. John (Mary) Ryder of Portage, Mrs. Robert (Delores) Lohrberg. Mrs. Louis (Sharon) Terpstra, both of Kalamazoo and Miss Janice Mort, at home; 3 sons, Ted Schultz, Everett Jr., and David Mort at home; one sister, Mrs. Wilbur (Alice) Haskins of Robertsdale, Ala; 2 brothers, Harold Mort of Hopkins and Byron Mort of Kalamazoo; 7u grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, Friends are being received at the Crite-Redmond Funeral Home, Vicksburg, where services will be held Friday after noon at 2. Burial in Vicksburg Cemetery.

Feb 1 1982 obituary
Jeanette Mort
Mrs. Clarence (Jeanette M.) Mort, 51, of 1407 Manley Court, St. Joseph, died Saturday at Memorial Hospital, St. Joseph, following a long illness.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, St. Joseph, with graveside services at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola, Ind. Friends may call beginning at 7 p.m. today at Dey-Florin Chapel of Florin. Funeral Service, St. Joseph, where the White Shrine of Jerusalem, of which she was a member, will conduct services at 7:30 p.m. today. Memorials maybe made to Berrien County Cancer Service.
Mrs. Mort was born April 28, 1930 in Mishawaka, Ind. She was a graduate of Lake Michigan College where she received a LPN-OBGYN degree. She was employed at Memorial Hospital, St. Joseph. Survivors include here husband, two sons--John of Stevensville, and Dean of Jackson, Mich., one daughter, Mrs. James (Sandra) Winn of Glenmoore, Pa., her mother, Mrs. Mabel Dillon of Elkhart, Ind., and six grandchildren.

June 3, 1992 Obituary
Mort Rite
The funeral for Elna M. Mort, 83, of Fennville, who died Tuesday, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Chappell funeral Home, Fennville, where friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today. Burial will be in Pearl Cemetery, Pearl, Mich.. Memorials may be made to WGNB Christian Radio Station.
Mrs. Mort was born Sept. 19, 1909, in Clyde Township, Allegan County. She was a Fennville resident since 1980, coming from Hopkins, Mich. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold "Bud" in 1976. Survivors include three daughters--Mrs. Willis (Aileen) Mollen of Fennville, Mrs. Charles (Adelia) Davis of McCamey, Texas, and Mrs. Glen (Karen) Perkin of Hudsonville, Mich.; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three brothers--Henry Jorgensen of Seattle, Wash., Alfred Jorgensen of Watervliet, and Clement Jorgensen of Saugatuck, Mich.

July 30 1992 Kalamazoo Gazette
Mort, Mrs. Doris L. of Kalamazoo
Passed away early Wednesday morning, July 29, 1992, at Borgess Medical Center, Mrs. Mort was born July 24, 1912, in Allegan, and had been a resident of this area all of her life. She was a member of the TOPS Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Byron B. Mort in 1974; and by a son and daughter, Dean Mort and Corinne Stevens. Surviving are 2 daughters, Gloria Smeltzer of Kalamazoo, Yvonne Rayman of SC; a son, Dennis Mort of SC; a sister, Ellen Janke of Allegan; 20 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday 1 p.m. at the Truesdale-Ansell Funeral Home, Westnedge at Milham, with Pastor Charles Anderson officiating. Interment Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery. Visitation today 2-4 and 7-9 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.


December 11, 1992 Kalamazoo Gazette Obituary
Mort, Beulah, 608 Bair, Vicksburg
Died December 10, 1992. Beulah was born in Fayette, OH on September 21, 1918 the daughter of Devila and Orva (Borton) Borton. She was a 4-H leader for 20 years. She is preceded in death by her husband, Everett in 1971. Surviving are 5 children, Delores Lohrberg of Kalamazoo, James Shultz of Vicksburg, Everett Mort of Kalamazoo, Janice Mort of Monroe, and David Mort of Vicksburg; 4 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild; and 1 sister. Friends will be received Friday evening from 6:30-8:30 at the home of Minnie Critz, 318 S. Main, Vicksburg, where the service will be held Saturday afternoon at 1, Rev. Stephen Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Vicksburg Cemetery. In lieu of Flowers, memorial may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Redmond Funeral Home, Westnedge at Kalamazoo

June 24, 1994 trip to Lima, Allen Co. Ohio

Allen County Historical Museum, 260 West Market St., Lima OH

Cairo East Side Cemetery: 1 miles east of Cairo on Martz Road, 1/2 mile north of Lincoln Highway, section 29. Rows start at South East Corner, running, north and south parallel with Marts (Stewart) Road. Page 3:
Row 6 William A. Mort 1873-1951
Nettie Mort
Rose B. Mort
Leslie, infant son

Cairo West Side Cemetery, Harpster Cemetery: Monroe Two Allen Co. OH Sect 31, 1/4 miles west of the Lincoln Highway (old route 30-N) and Route 65 on the south side of the road. Starts at the North East Corner of the Cemetery, rows running north to south. Mort, Rose 1890-1952

Rockport Methodist Church Cemetery, South east side of Rockport road in the village of Rockport (formerly Cranberry)
Kunkelman, Myrta C. 1875-1937
Daniel I. 1863-1944
Mort, Mellie 1874-1963 RN=1919
Frank 1873-1936 RN=1915

Rockport Methodist Cemetery Record
Mort, Frank Born 1873 Died Mar 1936 buried 3-11-1936 RN=1915
Mort, Melvina Born 1874 Died Oct 1963 buried 10-31-1963 RN=1919
Kunkelman, Jacob Born 1825 Died 4-30-1892 [father of 1919]

Bath Township, Berryhill Road Cemetery
Mort, George - 9 George Mort, died Aug 5, 1905, aged 79Y.
MORT. also iron ornament "G.A.R. 1861-1865"
Mort, Jane-149 Jane Mort, died
Mort, Margaret M. 8 Margaret M., wife of Geo. Mort, died Dec. 31 1903, aged 49yr 5 m 3 d Mort
(Mort)
Mort, Mary E., 118 Mary E., wife of George Mort died Apr. 24 1877, aged 47y 7m 14d.

Letter concerning Craigs from Pennsylvania to Tuscarawas to Allen Co. Ohio.
George Craig June 3 1808 died Oct 7 1886 (brother to Mary Craig 1800-
Write to Jeanne Draper Davis, 2702 Lawrence Road, Wichita Falls, TX 76309

Harpsters: Juanita Conrad (Mrs. Reuben M Conrad), 104 North Pine #201, Arlington Height, IL 6004

Richland Township Woodland Cemetery
Row 8 stone 8 Mort, Ella 1867-1916
Row 8 Stone 9 Mort, Daniel H 1862-1936

Write to Dr. Kay Bowsher, 507 S Reynolds Rd, Toledo, OH 43615
Descendants of Daniel Boucher: Bowsher Newsletter, P. O. Box 2414 Cridersville, OH 45806

Ohio Records and Pioneer Families
Vol. XXII:48 Shelby County Births 1856-1858
Beckman, Catharine F. 10-31-1856 F 2 Henry Beckman and Caroline Morts McLean Twp.
Vol. VII:155 Fairfield County, Ohio 1810 Tax List: Morts, Jacob
Vol. 16 Soldiers of the War of 1812 Buried in Allen County, Ohio
Mort, George buried in Berry Hill Cemetery, Bath Twp in 1882 Sarah Mort, widow was drawing pension,
first allowed in Jan 1879. Her resident was W. North Street, Lima Ohio.

1850 Census Columbiana Co Ohio Page 263, on original page 396 (November 19)
Purky, Daniel 40 m NY farmer
Eliza 17 F OH
David 21 M OH farmer
Jacob 12 M OH
Christena 11 F OH
John 10 M OH
Levi 8 M OH
Jesse 6 M OH
Zepoheniah 4 M OH
William 2 M OH

Historical Collections of Harrison County, in the State of Ohio, by Charles A. Hanna, 1900
Page 287 Early Marriages: Conrad Mortz and Sarah Hines, Sept. 12 1838 by Rev. John W. Minor

A Portrait and Biographical Records of Allen and Putnam Counties, Ohio, Bowen 1896 Page 200:
George Craig, came from England and settled in Washington County, Pa., and it is believed he was a soldier in the Revolutionary War. He died in Washington county, in which county the grandfather of the subjects wife was born, was reared to manhood and was married to a Miss Pittinger. After the death of his wife he moved westward, to Highland county, Ohio in 1833, and was there among the pioneers. He was always a farmer, did not remarry and died in the last named county, being instantly killed while cutting down a wild cherry tree, when working on the public road.
Joseph Craig, his son, and the father of W. H. Craig, was born in Washington county, Pa. He was about twenty years of age when his father came to Ohio, . . .

History of Ross and Highland Co. Ohio Page 339:
Waugh Chapel
Methodist Episcopal church, was organized in about 1810, at the house of Joseph Waugh, from whom it obtained his name. Preaching services had been held for some years previous to the organization by Rev. James Havens and Rev. James B. Finely, who were the pioneers of Methodism in this vicinity. The first church, a rough log cabin, was built on the farm of Joseph Waugh. The first members were Joseph Waugh and wife, Mathew Hopkins, and others. A frame church was built some years later, which was replaced by a large brick church in 1878. There are at present connected with the church some two hundred members.

History of Ross and Highland Co. Ohio, Page 334: Buckskin Township:

A family named May made a home on Twin hills, in the southeast corner of the township, about the year 1800. They remained some four or five years, when they sold to Francis Tully, whose wife was Elizabeth Wayland, of Virginia. Tullys remained there many years, and died, leaving a large family, which have since removed to distant parts.
Joseph and Leamon Waugh, brothers, located in the northeast corner of the township as early as 1800. They owned land in surveys 4,636 and 3,975, which they improved and occupied many years. A daughter of one of the brothers, Mrs. Strader, with the husband, now lives on a part of the land, but all of the name of Waugh have gone elsewhere or died. [Mrs. Cyrus Strader]

Page 429 Madison Twp.: Greenfield:
Dr. Beardsley and several others resided in the town for short periods, but those people who had need of medical treatment, relied for a number of years very largely upon Dr. Mills, of Marshall. Dr. Waugh and Dr. James Robins both settled in the village prior to 1830, the former coming from Hamilton. Waugh left in 1831, and Robins in 1834.

Townships of Miami Co. IN
Allen Perry
Union Richland
Jefferson Peru Eris
Pipe Creek Washington Butler
Deer Creek Clay North Grove Jackson

Townships of Wabash Co. IN
Pleasant Chester
Roann
Wabash Largo
Waltz Liberty

Lower Townships of Kosciusko Co IN
Harrison Wayne Washington
Clay Monroe
Franklin Seward Lake Jackson


Allentown Cemetery
Ireland, John Old War (1st Burial in Allentown Cem) Sgt. in 1812 Capt. Benj. Goldsberrys Co. Goldsburg of Ross Co OH

Lima News June 6 1940:
Lara Kenneth Mort
Lara Kenneth Mort, two weeks old son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Mort of 317 N Jefferson St., died at 1:45 a.m. Thursday in St. Rita's Hospital after an illness of a few days.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Greenlawn Cemetery, with Davis-Miller and Son in charge of arrangements.

Lima News September 28 1941:
Mrs. Alice Andrew Mort
An illness of two years resulted in the death at 6 p.m. Saturday of Mr. Alice Andrew Mort, 69, in Memorial hospital. She had been seriously ill about three weeks. Her death was attributed to complications.
Mrs. Mort made he home with a son, C. M. Andrew, 369 W. Grand Av., an employee of The Lima News composing room. A grandson, Roger Andrew, also is employed in the composing room of The Lima News and is a junior at Ohio Northern University, Ada.
She is the widow of Dan Mort. Also surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Roland Pape, 822 N Metcalf St., and 1- grandchildren. Two brothers, John and Michael Burgoon, both of Lima, also survive.
She was a member of the First Evangelical and Reformed church, its aid society and the King's Daughters class.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Davis-Miller and Son chapel with the Rev. Paul H. Graeser, pastor of the First Evangelical and Reformed church, officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery.

Lima News April 21 1943:
William H. H. Mort
William H. H. Mort, 85-year-old native of Monroe Twp., Allen Co., died Tuesday in Cadillac, Mich., where he had resided for a number of years. He had been a semi-invalid.
Surviving are his wife, Rebecca E. Mort, who lives with a daughter, Mrs. S. C. Watt, on St. Johns Rd.; four other daughters, Mrs. P. E. Hinkson and Mrs. D. I. Hinkson, both of New York, Mrs. W. R. James of Dayton and Mrs. H. C. Wisenbaker of Florida; two sons, Robert M. Mort of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Ralph J. Mort of California, O.; two half-brothers, David and Berlin Mort, both of Lima; 12 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
The body will be taken to the Watt home on St. Johns Rd., Thursday afternoon, where it will remain until time for funeral services, which will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Lewis funeral Chapel. Rev. Floyd Watt will be in charge and burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery.

Lima News, April 21, 1943:
Mrs. William Mort
News has been received of the death of Mrs. William Mort, Indian River, Mich., formerly of Cairo, in her house at 10 p.m. Friday. Service in Charge of the Harris funeral home, Columbus Grove are incomplete.

Lima News, September 3, 1947
Mrs. Rebecca E. Mort
Mrs. Rebecca E. Mort, 81, San Mateo, Cal., formerly of Lima, died Tuesday in the home of her son, Ralph, San Mateo, with whom she resided.
Born in Cairo, she lived in Lima all her life. Mrs. Mort moved to California a year ago.
In addition to her son, Ralph, who is survived by another son, Robert, Ola, Mich.; four daughters, Mrs. Mary Watt, St. Johns Rd., Mrs. D. I. Hinkson, Tonawanda, N.Y.; Mrs. W. H. James, Dayton; Mrs. H. C. Wiesenbaker, Florida.
The body will arrive here late Friday afternoon. Time of services will be announced. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery. Lewis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Lima News, September 6, 1947
Mrs. Rebecca E. Mort
Funeral services for Mrs. Rebecca E. Mort, 81, San Mateo, Calif., formerly of Lima, who died Tuesday in her home, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Lewis Memorial Chapel. Rev. Charles Rasel will officiate with burial in Memorial Park cemetery.
Born in Cairo, she resided here until a year ago when she moved to California.
Surviving are two sons, Ralph, San Mateo; Robert, Kalamazoo, Mich.; four daughters, Mrs. Mary Watt, St. Johns Rd.; Mrs. D. I. Hinkson, Tonawanda, N. Y.; Mrs. W. B. James, Dayton; Mrs. H. C. Wiesenbaker, Florida.
The body will remain in the funeral home until burial.

Lima News Sept 7 1947
Mrs. Rebecca E. Mort
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Lewis Memorial chapel for Mrs. Rebecca E. Mort, 81, San Mateo, Calif., formerly of Lima, who died Tuesday in her home.
Rev. Charles Rasel will officiate and burial will be made in Memorial Park cemetery. The body will remain in the funeral home until burial.
Born in Cairo, Mrs. Mort resided in Lima until a year ago when she moved to California.
Included in the survivors are two sons, Ralph, San Mateo; Robert, Kalamazoo, Mich.; four daughters, Mrs. Mary Watt, St. Johns Rd.; Mrs. D. I. Hinkson, Tonawanda, N. Y.; Mrs. W. B. James, Dayton; Mrs. H. C. Wiesenbaker, Florida.

Lima News, November 11, 1948:
Dale Allen Mort
Graveside services for Dale Allen Mort, day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Don E. Mort 136-1/2 E. Eureko St., were at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in Memorial Park Cemetery, with the Rev. Paul Kraeser officiating. Arrangements were in charge of the Lewis funeral home.
Surviving besides his parents are a brother, Don E., Jr.; and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Oren Long, 230 S. Pine St.

Lima News December 28 1949:
Russel .L. Mort
Russell L. Mort, 45, Sidney, formerly of Lima, died at 6 p.m. Tuesday in his home at Sidney, after an extended illness.
Mr. Mort resided in Lima until nine years ago. He served as an orderly in Lima hospitals and at Wilson Memorial Hospital, Sidney.
Surviving are his widow, Thelma; two sons, Jack D., 424 E. North St., and John, 1042 Fulton Rd.; a daughter, Mrs. Betty Basnitt, Route 2.
The body was to be removed from Chiles and Son funeral home to the Wiessinger Memorial home, Sidney, at 4 p.m. Wednesday, then to be returned to Chiles and Son at 4 p.m. Thursday. Final rites will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Chiles chapel with the Rev. Norman Zimmerman, Springfield, officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery, Ada.

Lima News March 25 1951
William Mort
CAIRO, Mar 24--services for William Mort, 78 of Indian River, Mich., formerly of Cairo will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Cairo M. E. Church. The Rev. Leo McKinley, Warren, Ind., formerly of Cairo, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Harry Titcomb. Burial will be in East Side cemetery, Cairo.
The body will lie in state in the church from 1 p.m.
Mr. Mort died at 11:30 p.m. Friday in Little Traverse hospital, Petoskey, Mich., after an illness of three weeks. He was born in Springfield, Mo. and was a retired carpenter and decorator. He was a member of the Cairo Congregational Christian Church. He was married to Nettie Everett, who died several years ago. Later he married Rose Solomon, Cairo, and she died Feb. 21, 1947.
Surviving are a son, Roy, Glendale, Calif., a grandson, Don Mort, 649 W. Grand Ave., Lima.
The body will remain in Harris funeral home, Columbus Grove, noon Monday.

Lima News June 14 1951:
John T. Mort
John T. Mort, 61, died at 4 a.m. Thursday in his residence 1638 Summit St., of heart disease after an illness of three years.
Mr. Mort, a former orderly at Memorial hospital, was born in Cairo. He was a member of the Beaverdam Church of Christ.
Surviving are his widow, Hazel; four sons, Dwight, 1523 N. Central Ave.; Ebert, Route 2; Kenneth, Route 1; Waldo, 1628 Summit Ave.; a daughter, Mrs. Earl Harps, Route 1, 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Harrison Bassitt, Beaverdam.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the David-Miller and Son chapel. The Rev. Willard Thomas will officiate. burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery

Lima News, October 4, 1952
Dwight Mort, Heart Victim; Rites Monday
Dwight H. Mort, 43 of 1523 N. Central Ave., a Lima re4sident 18 years and an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic sheriff nomination in the May primary, died at 2:30 p.m. Friday in St. Rita's hospital after suffering a heart attack.
Mr. Mort was born in Deaverdam, Oct. 4, 1909. He was a clerk in the state liquor store here.
Survivors include his widow, Caroline; his mother, Mr. Hazel Mort, 615 W. Wayne St.; two daughters, Mrs. Ralph Lammers, 1639 Summit Street, and Mrs. William Klass, 615 W. Wayne St.; three brothers, Elber, and Waldo, route 2, and Kenneth, Route 1; a sister, Mrs. Betty Harps, Cridersbille, and five grandchildren.
He was a member of the Eagles lodge.
The body was removed to the Chiles and Son funeral home, to remain for services at 2 p.m. Monday. The Rev. Willard Thomas will officiate with burial in Memorial park cemetery

Lima News, November 5, 1959
Eber G. Mort
Eber G. Mort, 47, 111 S. Union, died at 4 a.m. today in Memorial Hospital following a sudden illness.
He was born Feb. 23, 1912 in Beaverdam, and had been a life-time resident of Lima. He was an employee of the Lima Terminal Service.
Surviving are his wife, Pauline, one son, Gordon Ever Mort, at home, two daughters. Mrs. Joyce Newland of 324 Bryn Mawr, and Jennifer Lee Mort, at home; two bothers, Kenneth G. of 2098 June Road, and Waldo G., Lima; one sister, Mrs. Betty B. Harps of Rt. 4, Cridersville; and two grandchildren.
Mr. Mort was a member of the Eagles Lodge.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Chiles and Son Chapel with Rev. Willard Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
Also surviving are his stepfather and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gerdeman, of Rt. 5.

Lime News October 3, 1963
Mrs. Melvine Mort
Mrs. Melvine Mort, resident of Lima for 60 years, died at 5:10 a.m. today in the Colonel Manor Nursing Home at Fulton.
She was born in Monroe Township in Allen county. Her parents were Jacob and Anna (Landis) Kunkleman, pioneer residents of Lima.
Her husband, Frank Mort, died in 1936.
She was a member of the Southside Church of Christ in Lima.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Baer of 405 Park, Marion and Miss Roberta Mort of Lima; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 12:30 Saturday at the Hughes-Hyll Mortuary at Marion. Rev. Franklin Cody will direct the service. Burial will be in Rockport Cemetery. Graveside services will be conducted at the cemetery at 3 p.m. Saturday.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7:30 tonight.

Lima News, July 19, 1968:
Waldo G. Mort
Waldo G. Mort, 51 of 428 E. McKibben, died 3:50 p.m. Thursday in St. Rita's Hospital where he had been a patient one day.
Born May 10, 1917, in Beaverdam, he was a son of John and Hazel Young Mort. He was a truck driver, and served in the Army in World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Janet, at home; three sons, Carl E. and Gerald, both of Cridersville and Richard of 226 McPheron; a daughter, Mrs. Vance (Gloria) Huston of 2321 E. 4th; two stepdaughters, Sandra and Sheila Hicks, at hone; a sister, Mrs. Earl Harps of Hume Road, and 20 grandchildren.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday in the William W. Phillips Funeral Home, Ironton, with burial in Zoar Cemetery, Lawrence.
The body will be removed from the Cantwell-Sweet Mortuary today in the Phillips Funeral Home.

Lima News October 13, 1969
David L. Mort
David L. Mort, 87, a resident of the Beaverdam nursing Home, was dead on arrival at Bluffton Community Hospital 12:20 a.m. Sunday.
Born July 8, 1882, in Cairo, he was the son of George and Margaret Bowsher Mort and a retired employee of Baldwin Lima Hamilton Corp.
He is survived by a daughter, Miss Lotus Mort of Norfolk, Va.
Services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Chiles and Sons, Laman Wayne Street Chapel. Rev. Ronald Cannon officiating. Burial well be in Memorial park Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 tonight.

Lima News December 13, 1969
Mary N. Watt
Services for Mary N. Watt, 82, of 576-1/2 S. Main, who died 5:30 p.m. Thursday, will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday at Siferd Main Street Chapel, Rev. Willard Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 tonight.
Survivors include a brother, Robert Mort of Kalamazoo, Mich., and two sisters, Mrs. Gladys E. James of Lafayette and Mrs. Margaret Welsenbaker of Miami, Fla.
A housewife, she was employed as an elevator operator at Cook Tower for several years.

Lima News October 29, 1970
Kenneth G. Mort
Kenneth G. Mort, 56, of 1448 Glenn was dead on arrival 7:45 a.m. today in St. Rita's Hospital. Death was attributed to a heart attack.
Born May 2, 1914, in Beaverdam, he was the son of John T. and Hazel Young Mort. He married Kathryn Musselman and she survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Michael (Marilyn) McBeth of Rt. 6, Cridersville, Mrs. Paul (Beverly) Krouskop of 1423 Lowell and Mrs. Jerry (Kathleen) Stombaugh of Rt. 4, Wapakoneta; a sister, Mrs. Earl (Betty) Harts of Rt. 4, Cridersville; and 10 grandchildren.
Employed 30 years a the Lima Westinghouse plant, Mr. Mort was a member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church.
Services will be 9:45 a.m. Saturday at Chiles and Sons -- Laman West Wayne Street Chapel, Rev. Free Zangmeister officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 tonight.

Lima News February 11, 1976
Kathryn L. Mort
Kathryn L. Mort, 57, of 1448 Glenn Ave., died at 2:05 p.m. Tuesday in St. Rita's Hospital, following an extended illness.
She was born Feb. 16, 1918, in Gomer, the daughter of Leslie and Theo Huffer Musselman. Her husband, Kenneth G. Mort, died Oct. 29, 1970.
A member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, she is survived by three daughters. Mrs. Michael (Marilyn) McBeth of Maumee, Mrs. Paul (Beverly) Krouskop of 1423 Lowell, and Mrs. Jerry (Kathy) Stombaugh of Rt. 4, Wapakoneta; her stepmother, Mrs. Ruth Musselman of 836 N. McDonel, two half-brothers, Carl Musselman of 6570 State Rd., and James Musselman of 707 Saratoga, three half-sisters, Geraldine Williams and Nancy Stoner, both of Lima, and Mary Snider of Wapakoneta, and 10 grandchildren.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the Chiles and Sons-Laman Chapel of Memories. Rev. Fred J. Zangmeister officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 tonight and from 2 to 3 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday.
The family suggest that memorial contributions be made to St. Matthew's Lutheran Church

Lima News January 26, 1977:
Jack D. Mort
SPENCERVILLE-- Jack D. Mort, 53 of Rt. 2, died at 3:20 this morning in St. Rita's Hospital, Lima, following an extended illness.
Born Oct. 19, 1923, in Beaverdam, he was a son of Russell and Grace Hayes Mort. He married Velma Focht on Oct. 12, 1946, and she survives.
Other survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Jeffery (Jackie) Akers of Convoy; a son, Daniel of DeGraff; and five grandchildren.
An inspector at Hayes-Albion Corp., he was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member and past master of Acadia Lodge 306 Free and Accepted Masons, Spencerville Chapter 169 Royal Arch Masons, Delphos Council 74 Royal and Select Masons, Van Wert Commandery Knights Templar and Spencerville Oddfellows Lodge.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Rev. K. Roy Johnson. Burial will be in Walnut Hill Cemetery, near New Hampshire.
Friends may call after 7 tonight at the funeral home where Masonic rites will be at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Lima News December 26 1977:
Esther Mort
Esther Jeffers Mort, 62, of 649 W. Grand died at 6:25 p.m. Sunday in St. Rita's Medical Center after an extended illness.
Born Dec. 24, 1915 in Carthage, N.Y., she was a daughter of Grover and Eva Jeffers. She married Don E. Mort on Aug. 15, 1942 and he survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Don of Glenwood, Wash. and Bill of Elida, two sisters, Eve Henricksen and Eileen Mosher, of Watertown, N.Y., and four brothers, Bill, Harvey, David and Grover of Watertown, N.Y.
Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday to Chiles and Sons-Laman Chapel of Memories. Rev. Clyde Miller officiating with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 tonight and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Lima News Dec. 24, 1987 (Death notice appeared on Dec. 23,)
Carl E. Mort Sr. (Photo)
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Chiles and Sons-Laman West Wayne Street Chapel for Carl E. Mort Sr., 51, of Cridersville. He died at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday at Lima Memorial Hospital.
He was born May 12, 1936, in Lima, the son of Waldo and Aleeta Melson Mort. His mother survives in Lima. On Feb. 3, 1955, he married Roxy Ann Snavely, who survives.
Mr. Mort was the owner-operator of Allied Asphalt in Cridersville. He was a member of Free Will Baptist Church in Cridersville.
Survivors also include two sons, Carl E. Mort Jr. of Marion and Bruce A. Mort of Lima; five daughters, Mrs. Ronald (Deborah) Anderson of Beaverdam, Mrs. Jeffery (Cynthia Sue) Green, Mrs. Thomas (Bonnie) Sifrit, Theresa Woten and Karla Soyer, all of Lima; five grandchildren; two brothers, Gerald (Jerry) Mort of Lima and Richard (Dick) Mort of Lima; and a sister, Mrs. Vance (Gloria) Houston of Lima.
Rev. Eddy Fireman and Rev. Norman Kistler will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Friends may call 7 to 9 tonight and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Lima News May 27 1990
Richard Lee Mort II
Richard Lee Mort II, 22, of Lima, died in an auto accident at 12:35 a.m. Saturday in Cass County, Mich.
Mr. Mort was born Jan 1, 1968, in Lima, the son of Richard L. and Juanita Ann Lightner Mort. His parents survive in Lima.
Survivors also include on son, Bradley Michael Mort of Elkhart, Ind.; one brother, Eric Mort of Lima; three sisters, Kimberly Helton of Vandalia, Mich., Brenda Pulfer and Renee Mort, both of Lima; one half sister, Robin Beers of Sidney; and paternal grandmother, Alecta Mort of Lima.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Chiles and Sons-Laman West Wayne street Chapel, Rev. Norman Kistler officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Friends may call 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Lima New July 24, 1990
Don E. Mort Sr. (Photo)
Don E. Mort Sr., 76, of Lima, died at 9 p.m. Monday at Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton.
He was born July 13, 1915, in Lima, the son of Oren and Nellie Jones Long. He married Esther Jeffers, who died Dec., 25, 1976. On Aug. 4, 1978, he married Janette McPheron, who survives.
Mr. Mort was co-owner and operator of Repp's Sporting Goods Store. He was a member of Forest Park United Methodist Church, Lima Noon Optimist club. Lost Creek Country Club and American Legion William Paul Gallagher Post 96. He was a life member of BPOE 54.
Mr. Mort was a captain in the Army, serving during World War II and the Korean War. He received a Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars. He was a paratrooper and was in the O.S.S. He jumped over the Rhine in World War II. He was a 1933 graduate of Lima Central high School.
Survivors include two sons, Don E. Mort Jr. of Stockton, Calif., and William Thomas Mort of Lima; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Gary (Ann) Moeller of Ann Arbor, Mich.; three grandchildren; eight step grandchildren; and 10 step great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the Lewis Memorial Chapel of Chiles and Sons-Laman Funeral Home, Rev. Larry D. Hopkins and Marion Hanover officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Friends may call 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. where the Elks will hold a memorial service at 8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lima Noon Optimist Youth Programs.

June 27, 1994 trip to Fort Wayne Public Library Allen Co. IN

Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Putnam county Pioneer Assoc Centennial History 1873-1973 Gc 077.101 P98 put No Mort
Harpster Page 79: Early Pioneers to Montery Township from the 1880 Atlas Putnam Co OH:
1838: Anthony, Sophia HARPSTER, Fairfield Co., O, settled in county.

Newspaper Notices form the Kalida Sentinel, Putnam county, Ohio 1861-1866, Vol. 3: Kalida Sentinel Vol. IX #37, February 4, 1864: List to fill the quota of Sugar Creek Township: The following is a list of name of those who contributed to raise the local bounty with the amount opposite their name. G. W. Mortz 6 J. A. Mortz 2

Railway Passenger Lists of Overland Trains to San Francisco and the West by Louis J. Rasmussen, Vol. 1 Gc 929.111 R18 r V.1 [1360461]: Page 5: Following passengers departed Ogden, Utah on August 5, 1870 on the west-bound Overland Train. These eastern passengers arrived in Oakland, California on August 7, 1870: L. Mort (Sydney, Australia)

Omitted Chapters from Hotten's Original Lists of Persons of Quality . . . and others who went from Great Britain to the American Plantations, 1660-1700 edited by James C. Brandow, Balitmore, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 1982: Page 145:
A list of Soldiers Names under the Command of Capt. John Lewgar January 1679: Denis Morte

Washington County, Pennsylvania Marriages 1780-1857 by Michelle Weister 1987:
Hawkins, Rev. John Fuller, Eliza Smith Sep 20, 1834
Hawkins, Elizabeth Osburn, Dr. Albert G. d/o Charles Hawkins Apr 30, 1837

Washington Co., PA Abstract of Will Book #2 1803-1814, Page 85
Craig, Alexander Buffalo Twp. Page 509 Dated 6 Apr 1814 EXEC: Robert Bell; Hugh Craig WIT: John Milligan; John McMillen, Esq., Hugh Kerr BENEFICIARIES: Wife: Marthew; SONS: James; Hugh; Arthur; Alexander; John; Ebeneqer; & Elezer.; DAUS: Margret; Jean; Marthew; Ann.; OTHER: Brother-in-Law--Robert Bell

Washington Co., PA Abstract of Will Book #2 1803-1814, Page 77:
Waugh, William Page 458 DATED: 13 Dec. 1813 Probated: 4 Jan. 1814 EXEC John Boyd; Sarah Waugh
WIT: David T. Archer; Thomas McGire BENEFICIATIES: WIFE; Sarah "apprehensive my wife may at present be with child."; SONS: Richard; David; James; William; Michel; DAU: Sally Ann. ACCT: W-4-1818

Estate Records 1781-96 and Deed Records 1782-85 in Washington County, Pennsylvania by Ramond Martin Bell, 1967:
Page 12: Wm. Hawkins of Ohio Co., Va. to James Stephenson, land on Merkin's Forl of Buffalo Cr., June 27, 1781.
Page 23: John Craig of Wash. co., pa. to Sanuel Craig 300 a. in Amwell Twp. July 1, 1784.
Page 26: Arthur Eckles of Was. Co., Pa. to Henry Craig and Wm. Campbell 150 a. on Sevies. Oct. 7, 1784/

List of Inhabitants in Washington County, Pennsylvania 1800 or before with maps of early townships by Ramond Martin Belll, 1961 Gc 974.801 W27b (names are not arranged alphabetically, so possibly this should be scanned again if a serious search is needed for Washington Co PA during this time period.
Names on 1776-1780 Petitions for new State: James Craig, Robert Craig, Thomas Hawking, Absolom Hawkins, Richard Hawkins, William Hawkins,
County Census of Taxables 1800: East Bethlehem Township: Thos Hawkins, Absalom Hawkins; Buffalo Township: Dannie Craige; Cecil Township: John Craig; Donegal Township: William Hawkins; Finley Township: Jas. Craig, Patrick Craig
Hopewell Township: David Craig (gone to Orleans), John Craig (crossed out), William Craig, William Hawkins, William Waugh; Morris Township: Robt Craig, Wm Craig,

American Genealogical Biographical Index Check for the following: Neal Family, Arthur Mort 270, 289; John Mort, 289, Marion page 289, Robert Mort, 289, William Mort 289. History of York Co PA 1886: Jefferson Mort page 185
Bacon Allied Mary Frances Mort Page 221

Allen County Will Records Volume 2 Page 118:
David Cratzer, Lake Twp Heirs: Wife Elizabeth. Wish that the younger children may have as much schooling as the older ones.
Date of Will: May 25, 1858 Date of Probate: June 7 1858 Executor: Wife Witnesses: Jacob Diffendorfer, Francis Sweet

Allen County Indiana Marriages Augst 1874-December 1888:
Page 232: William R. Carey & Linnie M. Grayless, February 8, 1883 by Isaac M. Singer VDM
Page 242: William Klinger & Cynthia Grayless, June 26, 1883 by Joseph Harter.

Montgomery Co Ohio Marriage Records
July 26 1806 Solomon Blue Telitha Morris
August 13, 1805 Joseph Hawkins Esther Pogue
Feb 7 1850 John Hoke Elizabeth Berry
July 31 1834 Henry Swartzel Catharine Berry

Montgomery Co Ohio Marriage Records
Mort, Clementine Jonathan Butt Mar 19 1850 RN=1150, 1155
Mort, Ephriam Mary M. Keller Aug 31 1843 RN=1151, 1156
Mort, John Mary Ellen Smith April 3, 1851 RN=1152, 1157
Mort, Philip Sarah Riall Mar 20, 1845 RN=1153, 1158
Mort, William Sophia Keller Feb 29 1844 RN=1154, 1159

Mart or Mort
Mart, Lucy Ann Obadiah Hull June 30, 1839 RN=387, 388
Mart, Nancy William Crackell June 25 1811 RN=418, 420
Mart, Sally Solomon Waymire Oct 25, 1812 RN=419, 421
Mart, William Sophia Keller Feb 29, 1844 RN=1154, 1159
Martz, Elizabeth John F. Gross Dec 10, 1849

Keller
Keller, Adam Juliett Snyder May 7 1843
Keller, Charles Mary Puterbaugh Apr 16 1846
Keller, Christopher Fredericka Weckel May 22 1847
Keller, Eliza Ann Thomas Gesses May 20 1838
Keller, Frederick Barbara Goodshault Feb 11 1844
Keller, Godlope Hannah Beechley Nov 28 1841
Keller, Margaret David Leslie Aug 25 1809
Keller, Mary Francis Mattaeur Sep 6, 1827
Keller, Mary M. Ephriam Mort Aug 21 1843 RN=1156, 1151
Keller, Philip Sarah Connelly Apr 20 1822
Keller, Sophia William Mart (Mort) Feb 29 1844 RN=1159, 1154
Keller, Susanna John Schaeffer Feb 20 1845
Keller, Susannah James Richie Apr 30 1810
Keller, William I. Elizabeth Riddle Jul 16 1834

Hull:
Hull, Adam Sophia E. Lobey Mar 12 1846
Hull, Catharine Samuel Martin Mar 14 1833
Hull, Elizabeth Mathias Laracher Feb 28 1839
Hull, Henry Betxy Crull May 14 1833
Hull, John Mary Johns Sep 25 1827
Hull, John Lydie Crawford Mar 4, 1847
Hull, Obadiah Lucy Anna Mart June 20 1839 [Yes, Lucy Anna on this line]
Hull, Susannah Jonas Warble Mar 9 1847

July 6, 1994 trip to Peru Court House & Library, Peru, IN



Probate Order Book 2, Page 150, Friday, March 8, 1861, #103
In matter of the Estate of David Morets Deceased } Application of Letters
Comes now Benjamin F. Baughn by Messrs. Ross and Effinger his attorneys and asking the Court to be appointed administrator of said Estate, and now comes the Widow of said decedent and relinquish her right of Administration and desires that said Baughn be appointed as such Administrator. Thereupon the clerk is ordered to issue Letters of Administration to said Baughn on filing his bond with sufficient Security.

Probate Order Book 2, Page 175: Wednesday July 3, 1861 #125
In the Matter of the Guardianship of David Morets Heirs}
Comes now Samuel Shelhamer by messrs. Blake and Peterson his attorneys and submit to the court his petition asking the court to appoint him as guardian of said Minors in these words to wit (hereinsert) which petition is granted upon the said Shelhamer filing a Bond with sufficient Security which Bond he now files and is in these words to wit (hereinsert) which bond is approved by the court and the clerk ordered to issue Letters of Guardianship which is accordingly done and which Letters are in the words to wit (hereinsert).

Probate Order Book 2, Page 263 Saturday November 19, 1862, #49
In the Matter of the Guardianship of David Morets Heirs} Current Report
Comes now Samuel Shellhammer guardian of said Heirs by John L. Farrar, Esq., his attorney and submits in open court his report and vouchers in said guardianship matter in these words to wit (hereinsert) which Report after being duly inspected by the court is approved and vouchers filed therewith are allowed and cause continued for 2 years on payment of cash.

Probate Order Book 2 Page 295 Monday, July 6, 1863, #52
In the matter of the Estate of David Morets, Decd. }
It is ordered by the Court that the clerk issue a Citation in his behalf directed to the Sheriff of Miami County commanding said administrator to be and appear on the first day of the next term of this court and make report of his doings in said Estate.

Probate Order Book 2 Page 434, Friday, July 8, 1864, #60
In the Matters of the Estate of David Morets, Decd. }Final Report
Comes now B. F. Baughn Administrator of above named Estate by Messrs. Ross and Effinger his attorneys and submits his current report and vouchers in these words to wit (hereinsert)
Said report shows that no assets belonging to said estate came into his hands since the amount of $218.00 in personal property which amount was taken by the widow. It further shows that there was no other property upon which to administer and that he had paid out of his private means the sum of Eleven dollars and 14 cents and asks that the estate may be fully declared settled and closed.
The court after being sufficiently advised in the premises of opinion that said estate should be closed. It is therefore ordered that said sum of eleven dollars and 14/100 so paid out by the Administrator be refunded to him by the widow of said decedent and he and remain a lien upon her property both real and personal until paid. And that said administrator be discharged from further liability therein.

Estate Papers of Morts, David, 295447
Miami County November Term, 1866, 6th day Probate Order Book 3, Page 125
In the Guardian ship of David Morts Heirs }Correct Report
Comes now the guardian and submits his correct report and vouchers in these words to wit (HP) After due examination the report is approved the vouchers allowed and cause continued 2 years.

Probate Order Book 4, Page 123 Friday, Dec. 29, 1871, 17th day of the term, #101
In the Guardianship Matter of David Morets Heirs } Current Report
Come now Samuel Shellhammer and submits to the court his current report and vouchers in these words and figures (hereinsert) Showing balance in his hands due ward, $4.88. After due investigation by Jno. A. Graham, commr. the court approved the Report and vouchers and continued the guardianship for two years.

Probate Order book 4, Page 253, Wednesday, March 5, 1873, 3rd day,
In Matter of the Guardianship of David Morets, Heirs }{Final Report
Comes now Samuel Shellhamer Guard. and Submits to the court his final Report and vouchers in these words and figures (hereinsert)
Showing amt. received by Guardian 20.68
Showing Amt. Paid out by Guardian 45.45
Amt. over paid and due Guardian 24.77
After due examination by Graham Commissioner the court approved the report and vouchers, declared the Guardianship settled and closed and Guardian fully discharged from further duties in said guardianship and that the sum of Twenty four dollars and seventy seven cents over paid by guardian be held by said guardian as a claim against the said Heirs.

Probate Order Book 4, Page 374, Monday, July 5, 1874, 13th day
In the Estate matters Philip Mort Decd. }{Confirmation of Letter
The Letter of Administration issued by the clerk during adjournment to George W. Mort are hereby confirmed and the bond filed by him approved by the court.

Probate Order Book 4, Page 380, Wednesday, Jany 7th 1874, 13th day
In the Estate Matter } Petition to sell personal property at private sale.
Philip Mort, Decd. }
Comes now Geo. W. Mort by his attys. Messr. Farrar and Submits to the court his petition to sell the personal property of said decedent in these words (hereinsert). George W. Mort Administrator presents to the court the following fact therein- 1st the inventory of personal property to be sold accounts to less than seventy five dollars, wherefore he asks the court to order said decrees that said goods be sold by said admr.. at private sale. Geo. W. Mort
And the Court after due consideration grants prayer of petition and order that the Administrator sell at private sale the personal property set out in said inventory and report the proceeds from sale of said property at the next term of this court.

Probate Order Book 5, Page 49 Monday, June 14, 1875, 13th day
In the Estate of }
Philip Mort, Decd. }{Statement of continuance
Comes now George W. Mort admr. of said Estate and presents to the court his statement of money. Received and paid out in said estate in these words and figures to wit (hereinsert). And the court after due examination continues the administration of said estate until the next term of this court.

Probate Order Book 6, Page 264, Monday, June 21, 1880, 19th day
In the Estate of } CR 33 Page 244
Philip Mort, decd. }Final Report
Comes now George Mort Administrator by Messrs.. Farrars & Carpenter, his attorneys and presents to the court his final Report and vouchers in these words to wit (hereinsert) And the court after due consideration finds assets all applied approved the reports and allows the vouchers and administrator discharged from further liability herein.

Miami Co Register's Office, Book of original Entry. Township 26 N, Range 4 East

1846, Feb 10 Philip Mort School Lot #3 NE-1/4 NW-1/4 16-26-4 39.96
1846, Feb 10 Ephraim Mort School Lot #13 SW-1/4 SW-1/4 16-26-4 40.30
1846, Feb 10 William Mort School Lot #14 SE-1/4 SW-1/4 16-26-4 40.31

1840, Oct 7 Jacob F. Keller E-1/2 NE-1/4 17-26-4 80
1840, Oct 7 Jacob F. Keller W-1/2 NE-1/4 17-26-4 80

1847, Aug 28 Philip Rardin E-1/2 NE-1/4 19-26-4 (80) 40

1847, Nov. 8 Ephraim North E-1/2 NW-1/4 21-26-4 80

1848, May 5 Joseph, Kessler E-1/2 SE-1/4 & E-1/2 NE-1/4 25-26-4 160
1848, April 26 Daniel Kessler SW-1/4 36-26-4 160

Deed Index Book A [I scanned Index books A-J for Mort/Morts names.]

Mort, William fr Auditor Miami Co Warranty Feb 10 1846 $163.25
lot 14 SE-1/4 SW-1/4 16-26-4 100.30 Jan 18 1848 1pm B-516

Mort, Ephraim fr United States Patent Nov. 8 1847
E-1/2 SW-1/4 21-26-4 80 Apr 7 1851 9am E-108

Mort, William fr John Gorrell Warranty July 26 1852 $35
Nov. 23, 1852 10 am F-298

Mort, William fr John Lesley Warranty Apr 25, 1853 $50
Apr 27, 1853 12a F-562

Deed Index Book B

Mort, Ephraim fr United Stated Patent April 10 1849
E-1/2 SW-1/4 21-26-4 80 June 16, 1854 12a H-57

Mort, Ephraim to John Lesley Warranty Jan 27 1854 $1400
E-1/2 SW-1/4 21-26-4 80 June 16, 1854 12a H-58

Deed Index Book C

Mort, Wm. to E. Mort Warranty Jan 27 1854 $164
SE-1/4 SW-1/4 16-26-4 40.31 Jan 31, 1857 4p J-295

Mort, Ephraim fr W. Mort Warranty Jan 27 1854 $164
SE-1/4 SW-1/4 16-26-4 40.31 Jan 31, 1857 4p J-295

Morts, David, Heirs fr L. Barnes Warranty Apr. 29 1858 $600
pt SE-1/4 31-26-5 60 Apr 29 1858 K-278

Morts, Israel K. to David DeMuth Warranty Apr 11 1864 $175
pt NE-1/4 31-26-5 60 Apr 12 1864 12 P-692

Mort, Ephraim fr Isaac Wissinger Warranty Apr 15 1864 $3600
N-1/2 SW-1/4 16-26-4 80.49 Apr 15 1864 2pm P-712

Morits, David to M. Lennon Warranty Feb 13 1873 $150
und 1/7 W pt NE-1/4 31-26-5 60 Oct 13 1873 4p 7-103

G. Keesey to M. Lennon Warranty Sept 21 1873 $150
und 1/7 W pt NE-1/4 31-26-5 60 Oct 13 1873 4p 7-103

Morets, William to M. Lenon Warranty Jan 12 1874 $150
1/7 pt W pt NE-1/4 31-26-5 60 Jan 20 1874 1p 7-395

Mort, Sophia C. to M. Shepler Warranty Feb 25 1875 $2950
Lot 3 NE-1/4 NW-1/4 16-26-4 39.96 Feb 25 1875 5-420

Mort, Sophia fr E. Moseley Warranty Feb 25 1875 3500
S-1/2 SE-1/4 17-26-4 80 Mar 6, 1875 5-425

Mort, Sophia fr E. Moseley Warranty Feb 25 1875 $3500
E pt SW-1/4 17-26-4 12 March 6 1875 5-425

Lenon, Matthew to W. DeMuth Warrant Dec 28 1872 $245
pt 32-26-4 Dec 24 1874 7-376

Lenon, Matthew fr W. H. Morets Warrant Jan 10 1874 $150
1/7 pt W pt NE-1/4 31-26-5 60 Jan 2 1875 1p 7-395

Lenon, Matthew fr E. Webb Warrant Oct 30, 1874 $175
1/8 pt SE-1/4 SE-1/4 31-26-5 Jan 2 1875 1p 7-395

Lenon, Matthew fr H. Foland Warrant Nov 11 1874 $165
1/8 pt SE-1/4 SE-1/4 31-26-5 Jan 2 1875 1p 7-396

Lenon, Matthew fr H. Foland Warranty Nov 11 1874 $165
und 1/8 SE-1/4 SE-1/4 31-26-5 40 Jan 28 1875 8a 5-396

Lenon, Matthew fr R Nuse Warranty Oct 31 1874 $220
und 1/8 & 1/6 of 1/8 SE-1/4 SE-1/4 31-26-5 40 Jan 28 1875 8a 5-396

Wm. DeMuth to Lenon, Matthew Warranty Dec 28 1872 $245
pt 32-26-4 Dec 24 1874 7-376

Wm. DeMuth to W. S. Dabney Warranty Mar 14 1874 $216
pt 32-26-4 Dec 24 1874 7-377

Henry Dunn Elias Demuth 5-309
DeMuth Elias H. Dunn 5-309
DeMuth, Elias D. Demuth Et al ]Division of Estate] 5-309
Sarah H. Dunn & Henry Dunn heirs of Sarah DeMuth.

Name to/fr Name Deed Type Dated Amount
Description Location Acreage Recorded Vol.-Page

Mort, William fr Auditor Miami Co. Auditors Deed Jan 7 1854 $163.25
Lot 14, SE-1/4 SW-1/4 16-26-4 40.31 Aug 18 1880 9am 14-172

Mort, Mary M. fr Auditor Miami Co. Auditors Deed Aug 17 1880 211.57
SW-1/4 SW-1/4 16-26-4 40.30 Aug 18 1880 9am 14-174

Mort, Mary M. et al to Geo. W. Mort Quit Claim Aug 17 1880 $1000
S-1/2 SW-1/4 16-26-4 80 Aug 18 1880 9am 14-174

Mort, George W. fr Mary M Mort et al Quit Claim Aug 17 1880 $1000
S-1/2 SW-1/4 16-26-4 80 Aug 18 1880 9am 14-174

Mort, Mary M. et al to Frances R. Long Quit Claim Aug 17 1880 $1000
N-1/2 SW-1/4 16-26-4 80 Aug 18 1880 9am 14-175

Lenon Matthew R. Bond et al Warranty Oct 18 1875 $960
E pt NW pt 1/4 31-26-5 40 Nov. 2 1875 9am 5-587


Miami County K-278
Lydia Barnes to David Morts Heirs}
By this deed Lydia Barnes of Miami County in the State of Indiana in consideration of six hundred Dollars to her in hand paid by Henry A. Grabb Executor of the last will and testament of Jacob Morts deceased late of Perry County in the State of Pennsylvania do hereby convey and warrant to David Morts of Miami County in the State of Indiana during his natural life and after he death to the legal heirs (share and share alike) of said David Morts the following real estate in Miami county in the State of Indiana to wit the North East quarter of section thirty one (310 in township twenty six (26) North of Range five (5) East containing one hundred and sixty acres excepting one hundred acres out of said quarter section that was conveyed to Thomas Clayton. In witness whereof the said Lydia Barnes had hereunto set her hand and seal this twenty ninth day of April AD 1858
Lydia Barnes (seal)

Miami County P-692
Israel K. Morts to David Demuth}
This Indenture Witnesseth that Israel K. Morts of Miami County, in the State of Indiana Convey and Warrant to David Demuth of Miami County in the State of Indiana for the sum of one hundred and seventy five dollars the following Real Estate in Miami County in the State of Indiana, to wit; The West part of the North West quarter of Section thirty one (31) in township twenty six (26) north Range five (5) east containing sixty acres being all the undivided interest said Israel K. Morts inherited in said lands as heir of his father David Morts deceased. In witness whereof, the said Israel K. Morts the grantor in the foregoing conveyance has hereunto set his hands and seals this eleventh day of April A.D. 1864.
Israel K. Morts (seal)

State of Indiana }
Miami County }sct
Before Me, John Mitchell a Justice of the Peace in and for said County this eleventh day of April A.D. 1864 personally appeared Israel K. Morts, the grantor in the foregoing conveyance and acknowledged the execution of the annexed Deed.
Witness my hand and seal, John Mitchell, J. P. (seal)
State of Indiana }
Miami County } SS
I certify that the deed of which the above and foregoing is a true copy, was duly stamped as provided by act of congress and Recorded on the 12th day of April 1864 at 12, o'clock p.m.. W. S. Todd, R. M. C.

Miami County 7-103 (top)
The indenture Witnesseth that David Morites of Miami County in the State of Indiana convey and Warrant to Matthew Lenon of Miami County in the state of Indiana, for the sum of one hundred & fifty Dollars ($150.00) the following real estate, in Miami County, in the State of Indiana, to wit; Being the one Seventh (1/7) interest of David Morites of the undivided sixty acres (60) formerly owned by David Morites deceased, being a part of West Side of North East quarter of Section No 31 Township 26 North of Range No 5 East Miami County, Indiana. In Witness Whereof, the said David Morites has hereunto set his hand and seal this tenth day of February 1873 David Morts

Miami County 7-103 (Bottom)
The indenture Witnesseth that Gideon Keesey & Margaret Keesey his wife of Kosciusko County in the State of Indiana convey and Warrant to Mathew Lennon of Miami County in the state of Indiana, for the sum of one hundred Fifty ($150.00) the following real estate, in Miami County, in the State of Indiana, to wit; one seventh of West Part of North East quarter (1/4) of Section (31) thirty one township twenty (26) Six North of Range (5) Five East in Butler Township Miamai County, Indiana Containing Sixty acres more or less. In Witness Whereof, the said Gideon Keesey & Margaret Keesey his wife has hereunto set their hands and seals this 21st day of September, A.D., 1873
Gideon Keesey
Margaret Keesey

Miami County 7-395 (Top)
The indenture Witnesseth that William H. Morets of Miami County in the State of Indiana convey and Warrant to Mathew Lennon of Miami County in the state of Indiana, for the sum of one hundred & fifty ($150.00) dollars the following real estate, in Miami County, in the State of Indiana, to wit; Being the (1/7) one Seventh part of the West part of North East (1/4) quarter of Section No 31 Township No Twenty Six North of Range 5 East in County and State Aforesaid containing in all sixty acres. In Witness Whereof, the said William H. Morets has hereunto set his hand and seal this 10th day of January A. Dd. 1874
William H. Morets

Miami County 7-376 (Bottom)
The indenture Witnesseth that Mathew Lennon and his wife Catharine L. Lennon of Miami County in the State of Indiana convey and Warrant to William Demuth of Miami County in the state of Indiana, for the sum of Two Hundred and Forty five Dollars the following real estate, in Miami County, in the State of Indiana, to wit; A part of a certain lot of land in Section thirty two Township 26 North of Range No. 4 East commencing at a point Sixteen rods & 48 feet east of the S.E. Corner of Squirrel village Reserve Section: and running thence South Eleven Rods Thence East forty feet, thence North Eleven Rods; Thence west, Forty feet to the place of beginning containing thirty one rods more or less. In Witness Whereof, the said Mathew Lennon and his wife Catharine Lennon has hereunto set their hands and seal this twenty eighth day of December 1872.

Miami County 5-310
David Demuth et al to Elias Demuth }
This indenture witnesseth that David Demuth and Caroline Demuth his wife of Wabash County Indiana and William Demuth and Julia A. Demuth his wife, John Bohn and Elizabeth Bohn his wife, John Raymer and Hannah Raymer his wife of Miami county Indiana, do hereby bargain sell convey and Quit claim to Elias Demuth of said county of Miami in consideration of fifty dollars cash in hand paid to David Demuth, William Demuth, Elizabeth Bohn, and Hannah Raymer, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged; four undivided sixth parts of the following described Real estate to wit: A part of the West half o the South West quarter of Section twenty four in Township twenty six north of range four East in said County of Miami and State of Indiana bounded as follows viz. Commencing at the North West corner of said South West quarter of said section running thence East Eighty rods, thence South fifty four rods, thence West eighty Rods, thence North fifty four rods, the place of beginning, containing twenty seven acres more or less; the said undivided parts of said real estate so conveyed being inherited by the said David and William Demuth and Elizabeth Bohn and Hannah Raymer from Sarah Demuth their mother now deceased who died Seized thereof in fee Simple.
In Witness whereof David Demuth and Caroline Demuth his wife, William Demuth and Julia W. Demuth his wife, John Bohn & Elizabeth Bohn his wife , John Raymer and Hannah Raymer his wife, have hereunto set their hands and seal this 26 day of April 1874
David Demuth
[Caroline Morts married David Demuth and in 1870's moved to Kansas. DEG] Caroline Demuth
William Demuth
Julia A. Demuth
John Bohn
Elizabeth Bohn
John Raymer
Hannah Raymer

Sophia C. Mort to Mary Shepler }
This indenture Witnesseth that Sophia C. Mort and William Mort her husband of Miami County in the State of Indiana in consideration of Twenty nine hundred and fifty dollars to them paid by Mary Shepler wife of Thomas Shepler the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, do hereby grant, bargain, sell and convey to the said Mary Shepler, her heirs and assigns forever, the following Real estate in Miami county and state of Indiana and described as follows to wit: Lot number three (3) being the North East quarter of the North west quarter of section number sixteen (16) in township No twenty six (26) North of Range No four 4 East containing thirty nine acres and ninety six one hundredths of an acres (39-96/100) be the same more or less, being the same land devised to said Sophia C. Mort by Jacob F. Keller, in item first of his last will and testament said will being recorded in Records of Wills No. 1 of Miami County Indiana, on page No 579 together with all the privilege and appurtenances to the same belonging, to have and to hold the same to the said Mary Shepler his heirs and assign forever; the grantors heirs and assigns hereby covenanting with the grantee her hairs and assigns that the title so conveyed is clear, free and unencumbered, that they are lawfully seized of the premises aforesaid, as of a sure and indefeasible estate of inheritance in fee simple, and they will Warrant and defend the same against all claims whatsoever.
In witness whereof the said Sophia C. Mort and William Mort her husband, the grantors above named, have hereunto set their hands and seals this twenty fifth day of February A. D. 1875
Sophia Carolina Mort (Seal)
William Mort (Seal)

From Miami Co. Cemeteries, Volume 1, Salem Cemetery, Row 4 (pages are not numbered.
Elizabeth Bohn Died Feb 4, 1895 aged 65 years 2 mos.
John Bohn Died Jan. 13, 1873 aged 58 years 10 mos. 5 days.

Original Mount Hope Cemetery, Egypt's Hill Cemetery, Charpie Cemetery
Mort, William July 15, 1811 March 3, 1888
Mort Sophia April 27, 1822 July 19, 1911
Mort, Elvin 1906 Infant son of E.G. & V. Mort
Mort, Susanna 82y July 13, 1860
Mort, Peter (9)1y-4m-(8)d Feb. 26, 1866
Mort, M. M. 92y-11m June 30, 1911
Mort, E. 63y-4m-26d May 20, 1878
Mort, Laura E. July 12, 1871 April 5, 1879 Dau of G.W. & F. Mort
Mort, Frances R. 1849 1908 His Wife
Mort, George W. 1847 1925


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