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Obituary of John H. Balsbaugh 1848 - 1921
The following obit was found in the Fisher Family Bible. It appears to
have belonged to Henry Fisher who was the son of George and Barbara Moss
Fisher. This obit was glued to the inside of the Bible. [Terri Saylor]
John H. Balsbaugh
John H. Balsbaugh, a resident of Miami county for about fifty-three
years, passed away suddenly at the home of his son, Charles Balsbaugh,
in Jefferson township, at 10 o'clock Wednesday night. The cause of death
was dilation of the heart, and was very sudden. Mr. Balsbaugh had been
making his home with another son, Walter Balsbaugh, in Union township,
and at the time of death was paying his son Charles a visit. "The
deceased was a minister in the German Baptist denomination; to which
service he added the work of farming, and had been an honored resident
of Miami county for more than half a century.
He was born at Harrisburg,
Penn., May 3, 1848, the son of Mrs. and Mrs. Daniel Balsbaugh, and was
past seventy-three years of age when death called. The wife of this good
man died about twenty-two years ago. To their union were born the
following surviving children: Mrs. Anna Eikenberry of Mexico and Mrs.
Della Eikenberry of Denver; Albert Balsbaugh of Flint, Mich,; Walter
Balsbaugh of Union township; George Balsbaugh of North Manchester; Mrs.
Elnora Grisso of North Liberty, Ind.; Mrs. Rosetta Taggart, Mrs. Nellie
Musselman and Charles Balsbaugh, at whose home he died, all of Jefferson
township, and Mrs. Mary Miller of Lima, Ohio. A brother, William
Balsbaugh, resides in Denver.
The funeral services will be conducted in the Church of the
Brethren at Mexico at 2 o'clock this (Saturday) afternoon, in charge of
Rev. William Shoup of West Alexandria, Ohio, and burial will take place
in Greenlawn cemetery.
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