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The following are the addresses de
livered in the House of Representatives
on' the decease of Hon. Andrew Geb-
HAiir, Utf Beprs entativrfrom RicHtjpdJ
county, and Hon. H. J. Behmer, Rep
resentative from Putnam and. Henry
counties, Jan. 12, 1869, in response to
resolutions offered by Messrs. Bushnell,
of Richland, and-MooRBr4fPutnam-and
HenVv-'countles-. successors "of the' del?0
Hon. Andrew Gerhart.
iGooaV.J "With John Lownde8 he held that a pub
itarblaaail Air I .. M - a- a-- a ..
I lio office w noi te t Bought tfcr avoid-,
:.-i " ' '
Mb. Speaker In common with eve
ry member upoa tUls-Uoor, l condole with
the family of the late Mr. Gerhart upon
the great personal loss which they have
stained, and with the constituency oi
the eounty of Richland, from whose ser
vice a faithful servant has departed.
i am not sufficiently acquainted with ..
tb life and history of the deceased mem
ber to utter a proper -eulogy On this oc
casion, for my first acquaintance with
hi pi was a year since, at the. commence
ment of the last annual session of this
General Assembly. But, Bir, I know
that I speak the unanimous sentiment
of this House when I say that in his
private life and conversation he possess
ed all the attributed that adorn the life
and character of a Christian; that in'
his intercourse with the members of this
House he was the " accomplished
and perfect . gentleman ; that in
discharge, of bis public duties be
was the true and iaitbtul Kepresentative
of the rights and interests of the people.
But death has chosen him tor its victim.
and in the mysteries of that Providence
by which we are surrounded and ot
whose ways we" know nothing, lie . has.
been taken from the field of usefulness
to the State and his people and cut down
in the flower of his manhood, "and those
fbat look out of the windows " are dark
ened, and the mourners fro about the.
streets ;" "the silver cord is loosed . and.
the golden bowl is broken." ,
, Mr. WELSH said :
1 Mr. cpkaker: it was with sur-
brise and sorrow that I heard, of
the death of Mr. Gerhart. I was , sur
prised, from the tact, tbat he was com
paratively a young man, and as I sup
posed, a healthy man. At tne tact had
been known that some of onr number
would be- called away by death before
this time, I would not have selected Lim
as a probable victim, x would have se
lected one of 4he aged and infirm of this
body. But why should I have been sur
prised ? Death is no respecter of per
sons.- -Neither, age nor -condition, nor-
worth, exempts from his claims. 'We are
....t 1 L ii - a . -
all liauie, every uour, 10 do compelled to
obey his dread command. " In the
midst of life we are in death."
I was made sad on account of the
ecclesiastical relation fas and I sustained.
He belonged to the same religions de
nomination, and was a member of the
same presbytery to which I belong. As
a christian man and a minister, he was
beloved by bis brethren, .and bis death
is deeply deplored by them. ?, I have no
doubt the community in which be lived
, ... ... ..: 3 i
teei mai liiey iiavti suaiaiueu a grent toso
1; 1.- jpBth. VV linn a ?ood man dies
the world misses him.
As a member ot this jiouse he was
unassuming-, quiet, attentive to business,
gentlemanly in bis "behavior, and social
and companionable in his intercourse ;
and although we all may not have ap
proved ot some ot tne votes he cast in
this body, yet who does not feel that iu
his death the House has lost a christian
gentleman a 'good man and a : worthy
Ought we not so to live and act, that
our friends may have the satisfaction to
sneak and think of us, when we are
called, away from time, as we do to-day
of our, departed friend, 1 Although-we
are sad, to-day, tbat Providence did not
permit him to take his seat in the Gen
eral Assembly of the State of Ohio, it is
. . . .1 I t A - ' J.t ' .1 . TT
a pleasing tnougni to inauige, mat lie
has called him to a seat in the general
assembly and church; of the first born
May we all be prepared to meet him in
that better land.
Mr. LEETE said : .
Mr. Speasur : Since the adjourn
ment of this House in Way last, the
messenger of death bas sped close by us,
and summoned two members of this body
to appear in the court of death : the one
Judge Bcehmer, of Putnam, in the full
measure of yearp, and the other Kev.
Andrew Gerhart, of Richland,, in the
meridian : of life, f ii i . 'i I'. - w
I shall speak more particularly of Mr,
Gerhart, because he was ten years my
I junior, bom in my own native State Of
Pennsylvania. Hi s manhood was ma-
1 ture(j under th
e influence of the institu
tions of tbis State, and in one of its
most favored localities, Richland county.
My acquaintance with the deceased
commenced with this General Assembly
one year ago. That acquaintance soon
passed into friendship, and respect for the
man, which genuine merit always com.
mands. All who knew him will bear
testimony that he was a man of deep and
earnest convictions, tearless, only, ot
wrong, "and conscientious in ',' the dis
charge of every duty that devolved
upon him. His mental and his moral
powers were so happily tempered and
disciplined that they seemed to hold the
selfish qualities ot our nature in sucn
complete subjection, that his conduct
was always iu harmony with the social
and moral state of man. He aimed not
so much at distinction as to be useful
The most active years of his life had
been devoted to the acquisition and dif
fusion of knowledge through the medium
ot the common schools of bis own conn
ty, as a practical teacher. His usefulness
did- not stop there. Being a licensed
minister of the Cumberland Presbvterian
Church, he devoted his sabbaths "to 1 the
religious instruction of those about him
Like all true disciples of Hun of Calve-
rv, he planted the Divine seed in the
patnway.oinib " 'urat,ng
- . ... ... ... ...
nis conauc. iuo oeuiui uWpHou
the-poet Young, that
'" ; "A Christian is the highest style or man."
'. While a member ot one ot the re
relitrioUfj sects, his' catholic nature' em-
I braced all others, regarding the several
K ;.t; Christendom as
man-v workmen UDon a tumnle that
Gratee.li.. -il;- " .jid.JUf'.h
His place as a member of this General
Assembly, was not of his own seeking.
ed.," Ha was 'placed. here by the nn-
soueht snffraee , of an nbfleht commu
nity who knew his worth' His conbec-
t!na with tKia Tifu. ifii atnio-o-lrtd. it sor-
TTi ti1a.
ant smile, his
us not again.
more be heard in debate, nor lilted to
HeaverTin rpraver Tor the divrhe bene-
diction'upon our deliberations He is
goneiorever: -
AndhoMwhUTMixe'aj irlmmn'i durti ' '
Burn to the iooket." ., ... .........
He triumphed in life where many a man
of mucfi learning1 and a high ordef oT
genius bas failed, for he had learned how
to rule.bia own spirit, and do : to Jiye
wisely from day to day. , Though cut
w.n 10 l.ne n,wia,an.w y.e or"na"
ly allotted ttf man, who shall say that
those in whom the soul of man 6hiriee1
most brightly do' not live forever!
. i : t: r .. t
"He bat ootraared the ghadow of on' night t a
Etavr. and oalnmnT. and'hafce and lain.
And tbat unrest which men ml mall deliRht,
Can touch him not: and torture not again :
From the eontaitian of the worl.i' slow Main .
He i leoare. and now eai oerar mour
A heart crown ool 1. a head grown (rat la tain;
nor wnen the spirit sell Has eeaaaa 10 ourn
With sparkleu ashes load an Unlamented urn," ;
Mr. SpbAR-RR and : Gentlemen of
Tab . ra. . I? ddu vt tiu .
1 1 '
However painful it may be to you and
the death of one of our body since the
.1 -,".1 1 1. .
adjournment last spring. '
The Hon. Andrew u-erbart is dead.
He died at his residence in Belville,
Richland county, on the 24th dav of
November last. ,1
He was at the time of his1 death a
member of this house, and represented
the county of Richland, to which posi
tion he was elected in the fall of 1867.
He was born in the county of Cumber-
land, in the State of Pennsvlvania. from
whence he emigrated to and settled in
Richland county, about twenty years ago;
At the time of his death he was about
thirty-six years of age
He lett an aiiectionate wife to mourn
his death. . My friend and your friend,
and the friend of humanity is dead, and
it is befittmer that we. his snrvivina-
friends, should, in an - appropriate man-
ner, pay the proper tribute of respect to
his memory.
- . .
It is not my purpose to attempt an
extended history ot his early years, nor
-. -
indeed of his public life, brief though it
was.- It 13 evident that he was a self-
- -w-v t 1
made man. uia noynood days were
marked by ho particular matters of in-
terest, so tar as 1 have been able , to.
learn from his friends with whom I have
conversed 5y his - own industry and
energy he.acquired the means of obtain-
ing a good common school education, and
spent some time in teaching, generally
ln the winter season, xie spent seve-
ral years of his life in the mercantile
ousiness, in xwenianu county, out not
finding it profitable abandoned it. Our
deceased friend tiled several minor ot-
fices," such as justice of the peace, town-
ship clerk and treasnrer, with credit to
himselt and advantage to.the people.
He was for many years a consistent
and devoted member of the Cumberland
Presbvterian Church, and at the time of
his death, and . for several years prior,
an acceptable minister in that church,
having had charge of a congregation in
the village of Bellville. - - -
Tt. nnirHftn. Mr. Gnrbart wa n Tmn-1
,rt. liavino- hen hnrn. rdnrflrl anA An.
ratfld in that hool of nolitira. nn tjmo-ht
by, the early fathers f the-KeDublio.
. . . r. . o .
He adhered with unfaltering confidence
tn tV. fitli nf bin fthfirs nrl nairor fnr
a moment doubted the final triumph
tv.o'r.rini.inlpapmbnrlli.rl in rh .rnr1
that grand old party. He loathed and
wav fm -.-"f- -w .u vaww
despised that narrow minded selfishness
which arrogated to itself all the wisdom,'
religion and morality of the age. ' Hon
est in his own convictions of the correct
ness - of - his - political faith, he con
ceded to others the right to hold and eX'
press opinions in opposition to his own
without being subjected to the charge
Although . not rich - in this world
o-ooda. be was rich in the possession
an honest heart.- He was emphatically
one of nature's noblemen an honest
man -; Hia nolitiral life. altbonrb brinf.
was marker by great earnestness and
fidelity to the interests of his. constitu-'
ants - ;
It was my good fortune to form the
anniiAintance of onr - rWaspd frinnrl
'I shortly after his entrance into this House
opeaia broken.His pleas-
kindly greeting, will meet
a. "His cleat voice will never
jard fn debate, nor lifted to
na a member.' . Modest and retirino-
bis demeanor, be was. ever watchful and
vigilant in detecting and exposing error
and frand wheneVHr and wherever fonnd.
whether in the ranks of his nolitiral
friends or those of the opposition'; al-
wnva in bis nlace. and alwava readv
vote intellis-entlv and understandinslv
upon all questions brought before the
1.-- .. . -
hndsr nf-whirli hn waa a worthv' sind
consistent member.
But Our friend has gone to '-'that bourne
from whence no traveler returns."
few short months ago we separated from
him at the adjournment of the General
Assembly,, full of life, health and hope,
in the very vigor of manhood, upon
threshhold of usefulness, with a brilliant
future before Lim. ,
It Is sad thus to Contemplate the frail
ty of human existence. Man, in
pride of his strength, often imagines that
be is Deyond the reach ot death s unseen
shaft; and yet how. brief is life, how
short the span of our existence. To-
day buoyant with hope, to-morrow stark
and stiff in death. Such is life, such
death.' .
I5ut the stern realities ot lite belong
the living, and while we mourn ior
dead, and sympathize with the surviv
ing widow and relatives, let us not forget
that we, too, are born to die, nor forget
our duty to our common country,
strive, as did onr departed friend,
maintain untarnished the bright escutch
eon our cuuutry g.ory, auu laoor
UJIHe fit. uru.r.i igmm 01 uur once
happy Union in bonds of fraternal peace
and love.
Mr," CANFIELD said
Mr. Speaker : It is always a solemn
and impressive hour when we are called
upon to- pay our last mouie or respect
the memory of one who has been
us upon this floor .a co-legislator. , It
an occasion when all those higher,
1 an
- jH and mortsJlTliUei attributes of
,, .,', uaA frtl. wV.pt.
thosaiigher aspirations, of the J human
UU11KI.II C'Ui U I l VBA1VM AW au --
heart are brought into active operation.
Though my acquaintance with the
ceased only extended back but about
year yet in the relations which I
tained- to him as a member of one of
Mi - n ... -
which be was chairman.' I ever found
comoineain him the (Jhristian gentle
man and legislator nay, more
character which is the noblest work
God?" an honest man ; " and I truet
I .
sound the. gayei wnicn snaa De me 10
is ken of our departure, may we each leave
behind ns the same character which ever
beautified and adorned the 'life of our
inlmtodust. His deeds Ot love and Chan
we may so conduct ourselves not only
during the present session of the Leg-
islature. but through after life, that when
the Great Sneaker of the universe shall
sound the. eavel which shall be the to-
i . ..... . -,., -
departed menq n oroiner. ,
jjr NEWMAN' said: :i ' 1
fiWnnrlt bavin? been ' mv
Uoodrfortune to have formed an intimate
aCa uaintance. with the late member from
Rithlatfd 6ounty during the first session
0f Ithe ' Legislature, my feelings impel
me. t6"give utterance, upon this eccosion,
to ! an expression 'Sf -that sorrow which
fiHs - ever breast and is revealed in the
countenances at those 'around roe
When we met.in adjourned session in
November lastjifrequent congratulations
were ezcuangea inap aeaiu naa noi vis
itea'tbis'branch of tlie General Assem
bly '.'during the', adjournment. '. But at
that yery.bour, atlhis home and surround
ed by his family, one of our members was
lying upon the bed of death,1 and before
we adjbur'tted, his .;Bbrritbad taken its
'flight from earth'. ' On the 21th- of No-
i , -i . i , i .1 1 i .
vemiet the Itev. AnUffi w Uerhart, Jtep
Iresentatrv upon this noor Irora the
. ... rt . I
county ot iticniana, Dreatnea nis last.
The news 'of that event carried sadness
to. the hearts of all who knew him. Cut
down in the vigor of his manhood, hav
ing reached that useful period of life,
when the energy of youth is tempered
by the experience and judgment of age,
his death is to be deplored as a public
.During my acquaintance with Mr.
Gerhart, extending through our first 'ses
sion, I bad many opportunities of judg
ing of his character, and it is rare indeed
to meet with one whose qualities of bead
na heart wouia so universally commana
respect and admiration from those with
whom he came in contact. As a public
officer be gave the closest attention to
the discharge of his, official duties; he
shrank from no responsibility, and all
his votes and acts were governed by an
exalted rectitude 01 purpose, a conscien-
tious regard for his official obligations and
.1 . 1. 1 3 A 1 . 1 II
tne auty ue owea to ms consiituents. All
he said and all he did was prompted by
aesire to upuoia tne rigot ana promote
1 1 1 r :.-4' i-A" 11 - -
we weuare 01 ms ieuow man,
As a. minister of the gospel he was
faithful to his calling, and as a christian
1 . 1 .
he was exemplary in an his ways, lie
taught nothing that he did not practice,
and with him precept was strengthened
by example. His religion was conceived
and sustained by thafHoly Spirit winch
gave to the world the Sera on on the
Mount, and in this sad hour its words of
promise bringto afflicted hearts the rich-
est consolation. Mr. lierhart carried
that religious spirit into all the affairs of
1 me. vvituout cant or hypocrisy .he
rdid not U3e it, as too many do, as a cloak
to conceal unworthy purposes, but as a
shield to protect him from the errors and
weaknesses of onr common nature. Neith-
er did he adopt a cold and cheerless for
mality, a forbidding austerity of coun-
tenance, to make its presence known.
He moved amone his fellow men with
kind words, genial smiles and generous
He was a thoroughly honest man, and
bis whole life gave evidence of that in
tegrity ot character which won tor him
the conhdeuce ot his tnends and the res-
pect of political opponents. No one
j li.j L..t ii.i s n 1...
uuuuleu,u'1' u,ak IU " o
was laed ,br tne Pure8t ot mot,Tes,
always frank and sincere. I venture
say that not a single member upon
this floor ever enterUined an unkind
thought toward Mr. Gerhart. . In all the
spheres of life in which he was placed,
he was faithful' to every accepted trust
Though not what might be termed a
partisan, be was warmly attached to the
prinpiples of his party,, and adhered to
them at all times and under all circum
stances with unswerving fidelity.
But he is gone from among us gone
from the field of bis usefulness lost to
a future, bright with promise. Ills va-
cant seat, wuich he lett but a tew months
ago in health and vigor, impresses upon
u : minds with all the force of inspired
eloquence the uncertainty ot lite and the
certainty of death. The inevitable
hour must come alike to all. Though he is
no longer with us.be has left behind him
He priceless heritage ot a good example.
I he ennobling influence Ot his lite Will
be felt long af ter his form has mpuldered
ty will throw around bis name a halo ot
precious recollections.more beautiful and
lasting loan monuments 01 orass or
ln what 1 nave 8a,cl 1 am Bure those
totwho knew him best will not accuse me
M having stepped beyond the limit
honest eulogy to indulge in a spirit ot
1 r. 1 : 1 riii - ; 1
iuisome panegyric. iu iauuiui curis-
tian, the incorruptible public servant
and the model citizen does not need the
aid of friendly words , to secure to his
memory the meed ot praise and rever
ence that is justlv due it.
When the wheels ot weary life stood
still the immortal spirit of our lamented
brother went to the bosom of its k atber.
Calmly he looked on either 1: e. and htrt
, Saw nothing to regret, nor thtra to fear."
It is not for any loss he has sustained
that we bow in sadness now.- He rests
from his labors and his works do follow
him. lint we mourn because society has
lost so useful a member, the State been
deprived of so valuable a public servant,
and friends .bereft of a companion
faithful and true. That voice which has
often been beard within these walls in-
yoking the blessings ol beaven upon
and upon those we represent, will
heard no more. He has been welcomed
to the goodly fellowship of the siiints,
and tears are not needed to attest the
loss we feel. Good night to thy form,
good morn to thy fame,
1 jik WOLF said :
. OpRAltitRI cannot refrain from
a tr;Kfu tr, the. HBr.n,lurl
I bad not the pleasure of knowing him
f"V"e ; . - -.r '-
whose loss we mourn before 1 met him
upou this floor, and I can only bear wit
... -1 .t 1
ness to bis goodness ana worm as
presented himself upon this floor j and
1 am sure 1 am but expressing the 00m-
I mon sentiment of gentlemen' 011 this
floor when 1 say, that no matter how
high party strife might run,' our depart
ed brother never lorgot the duty
owed to his God, to his -country and
his fellow members.
Sir, no gentleman upon this floor ever
- 1 heard an unkind word trnm our departed
I triend, and when bis conscience prompt-
- ed him to differ from" any of his fellow
members, it was alwavs rather bv anolo-
, V .. -. ., . r , ..
pertinacity of purpose that was ' exhib-
- ited,
' We look with regret and sorrow upon
his vacated seat; we Bhall hear no more
his sweet. voice to counsel us to modora-
tiqn and wisdom. . He is gone to ' tbat
bourne whence no traveler returns, and
when we shall at last be called to our
final account, may we leave this vale of
tears leaving so many friends and no
enemies behind us. '
. Sir, in the midst of life we are in death.
It was but as yesterday that our friend
was ' among us in the bloom of manly
beauty, and now he i laid in the cold,
cold grave, and we shall see him no more
until we meet him in that house not made
by bander in that place where the wicked
cease from troubling and the weary are
atresC ' . ' ' . ,'; . '.;
,.', It is on such occasions as this that we
ought tolook back upon the days that are
behind us in order to ascertain whether
we have done or said aught that we now
regret, so that we may meet our fellow
man with kindness and -moderation dur
ing life's fretful career.
How often have we expressed that in
. the beat of debate which we now would
like forever to eradicate from recorded
. time, and cast it to the sea of oblivion,
so that the dark waters might come upon
it forever, -so -that it might be- hid to
- eternity from mankind. r.
As for myself, if at any time in the
heat of discussion, I have said or done
augbt that has left a sting behind in the
bosom or any gentleman here, I ask him
now to pardon Buch ill-considered, ex
pression, and ascribe it to our poor and
imperfect human nature. -
Of our departed friend it may well be
said : ; " His life was gentle, and the
elements so mixed in him that nature
might stand up and proclaim to all the
world, Tnis was a man."
Hon. H. J. BÅ“hmer.
. Mr. HILL, of Defiance, said : .
Mr. Speaker The melancholy duty
which devolves upon the House of Rep
resentatives this afternoon, requires me
to add my humble tribute to the memo
ry of him whose unexpected decease we
are now called upon to mourn, because,
sir, Mr. .bcehmer was from the yet unde
veveloped but rapidly growing North
west, from which I come. I confess
some degree ' of embarrassment in at
tempting to eulogize the high character
and the manly virtues ot our departed
friend, after the eloquent and touching
remarks Of. those who have preceded
me. But, coming from the same Section,
representing, as we have, in times past,
the same interests, and being connected,
as we have been, in legislative and po
litical association, I feel that I am called
upon to express the warm regard and
heartfelt appreciation and esteem which
I always had for him. I first became
acquainted with Mr. Bcehmer in theyear
IS06, and long before 1 became a resi
dent ot the district which 1 now repre
sent in part upon this floor. During the
past four years I have known him more
intimately. For thirty-three years be
was a resident of l'utnam county.
Nearly ever since he became a citizen
of that section ot the btate he bad been
identified with the local interests of the
people. ... : .
He grew with their growth, and contrib
uted to their prosperity, by his industry,
bis stern integrity, his enterprising char
acter, and his far seeing- sagacity. For
the past thirty years he had been con
tinually and repeatedly entrusted by bis
fellow citizens with important public
trusts. He held the oruce of justice 01
the peace tor almost a quarter ot a cen
tury, was commissioner . of bis county,
and three times elected to represent bis
district in the State Legislature. He
was also a candidate for State Senator
and was defeated only because bis party
was in the minority in the district, in
the fulfillment of all these various pub
lic trusts he discharged bis duties with
singular and unswerving fidelity, bir,
what words can l use expressive ot such
character as his to those who who knew
him. To others it would be considered
as- studied phrase and accustomed pan
egync. Among the leading traits or nis
character, ne was aistiDguisoea ior nis
strong common sense and unalterable
firmness of purpose. ' He was a 'man
who never formed hasty conclusions,
but when once formed no earthly power
could change his course. He first en
quired what was right, and having satis
fied himself, pursued his way regardless
of difficulties and obstacles. He was not
sensitive to public opinion, however im
portant and exciting might be theinterests
which controlled it. His great moral
courage and indomitable will endowed
him with a lofty contempt' for wild and
fanatical theories.
"The man of firm and noble soul,
Ko laotious olamorean c jntrol."
Born in Germany, though emigrating
to his adopted country in the years of early
manhood, be was a true representative
and noble specimen ot that numerous
class of our countrymen by whose en
ergy, frugal habits and enterprising ex
ample ourgreat West is beiDg developed
and her fertile heids made to blossom
the rose. And here, Mr. Speaker, I may
nronerly remark, Mr. Boshmer's life was
a mark, d and illustrious example of th
beneficent results of our unrivalled insti
tutions. What native born American
was truer in bis dovotion to his country
weal? Who honored with more profoun
reverence the principles of our matchless
Constitution, and who labored with more
ardent zeal for the perpetuity of those
principles: Sir, the framers ot this Gov
crnment need no stronger testimonial
the- wisdom and patriotism which
inspired the formation of a republic un
der the protecting folds of whose flag
nurtured that laudable ambition in both
native and adopted citizens to love an
revere it. We love and respect our Gov
eminent above all other peoples and na
tions, because it is the work of our own
hands. We all respect our own work
though time may teach onr children that
their fathers were fallible. And who
infallible : V hen we know that two
members of this body, who so recently
occupied seats near ns, are gone, should
it not cause us to reflect upon the muta
bility of human affairs l lo-day
mourn the loss of our departed friends,
and think -of tbe inconsolable grief
their bereaved widows and children, an
yet how soon muBt the family circle
us all be convulsed with the same afflic
tion, for " Man was born to die " as well
as to live. Should not these sad
teach us to pause and consider
all actions while in the discharge of
public duties?
Mr. Speaker, I have done. Henry
Bcehmer is no more. He is dead.
he has left the impress of his character
upon those who knew him. Iu his
county of Putnam, where he passed
most of his well-spent- life, his memory
will live longest. - Future generations
friends, like the present, will unite
pronouncing upon him that highest
logy God's noblest work, "an honest
.. Mr. THORNHILL said :
" Mr, Spbakbr and Gentlemen of
the Housa of Representatives :
I am sure that I shall but express the
general sentiment of this House, and the
feelings of every member on this occa
sion, when I say that each one of us in
his heart regrets the loss we sustained in
the death of the Hon. Henry J. Boeh
mer. . - . 1 , . 1
For myself, I can only say that my
long and intimate intercourse with him
has tended to continually increase my
high appreciation of him as a gentleman
of high moral culture, of unflinching in
tegrity, of large and noble views of men
and things, of a warm heart, and whose
acts were characterized by honesty of
purpose. , ,:, , , . .. ..
We all remember his healthy expres
sion at our meeting here in. November
last,.. 8nd none of us thought then, that
death, ere we should meet again, would
single bim out as its victim. Boehmer.
returned from here, and' arrived at his
home in Fort Jennings, Putnam county,
on the 27th day of November. 'A slight
indisposition that he felt" when leaving
here.nd which increased on his jour
ney home,'' compelled bim, immediately
upon ' arriving at home, to take bis bed.
He regarded the attack as a slight cold,
which would soon pass off by rest and a
little care. But contrary to his expecta
tions, the evil increased to Buch an ex
tent that medical aid was called to his
assistance. ' All that a devoted wife,
loving children, sympathizing friends
and neighbors, together with medical
d could do, was promptly and faith-.
fully done.
The symptoms of the disease increased
hourly, and developed its nature, which
was acute inflammation of the lungs. On
the third of December the attending
physician became convinced that the at
tack would terminate fatally. Mr. Boeh
mer then arranged his earthly business,
and after an illness of only eight days,
fully conscious of his approaching disso
lution, and calmly resigned to tbe will
of God, b,e breathed his last on the 5th
day of December, 1868.
A few data in the lite of Mr. Boehmer
may notbe amiss. .
He was born on the 17th day of No
vember, 1807, at Beohta, a small town
in the Grand Duchy of Odenburg, in Ger
many. VY hue yet a boy, and after' hav
ing served some time as a clerk in the
thee of a justice of the peace, be attend
ed the .Normal Schools at Minster, in
Westphalia, for the purpose of becoming
teacher. There he pursued bis studies
with that close application- and industry
that was characteristic of him . through
His principal professor at Minster
was the celebrated Bernbart Overburg.
Alter graduating with distinction, he
was emnloved as a teacher in the town
ot bteinheld, until the year 1833, .when
" . f. .j . " -----
he emigrated to the United States, and
landed in Baltimore the same year. Full
thirty-five years have fled to the ocean
of time since the deceased first set bis
foot on the land of his choice. In the
following year, he located at Fort Jen
nings, in Putnam county, then only
known as an old military station on the
Auglaze river.
1 brouga bis influence many families
of his native country settled about him
and contributed largely to subject tbe
then howling forests to the inevitable
results that follow the ever onward
march of our own race. He was -regard
ed as the pioneer and founder of Fort
Disregarding personal sacrifices, he was
ever ready to assist the new comers with
material aid and counsel, which very just
ly made our lamented friend the most
popular and most beloved man in the'
country around him. '
He hrst devoted himself to agriculture.
With bis farm be connected a mill and a
country store, and as time passed on ac
cumulated a handsome competency for
a numerous family.-' He served as justice
of the peace for twenty-four years, always
endeavoring to reconcile contestants and
prevent litigation.
in the year lSoU he hrst appeared in
the field of politics, and the people of
the counties ot Putnam and Henry elect
ed him to represent them in the House
of Representatives during the years,lS56
and 1557. la lobO bis party gave him
the nomination for the Senate in bis dis
trict, but he suffered the fate of his party
at tbe election, and was defeated.
He was again returned to this House,
served during the session of 1864 and
1SC5, and was re-elected in the fall
1867 to serve for two years. I will here
add that Mr. Boehmer, from 1842 to 1S51,
served his county as county commissioner.
In every position in life he enjoyed
that respect and confidence that his
sound judgment and truly disinterested
fidelity in the discharge of every trust,
has so well entitled him to. In his pri
vate life, and in his intercouse with his
fellow men, he was uuostentations.kind,
courteous, ever ready and anxious to
relieve distress and to be useful and
render' others happy. Unflinching in
bis principles, true to his conviction
religious or political he ' has finished
his course and gone, we hope, to that
brighter and better world above, where
the weary rest from their labors, and
receive the reward of the just made per
While we deeply sympathize with his
family and relatives, let us, as his
friends, cherish his memory in our
hearts, and through life emulate his nu
merous manly virtues.
Mr.1 WOLF said:
Mr. Ppeaker: It is meet and proper that
should say a tew words in memory of our
deoaried Iriend.
It must alwavs be a pource of regret
1 s those whom we have learned to regard
aud respect; mtnougn in this ipstance
have the consolation ol knowing that our
departed friend had nearly reached the age
that is generally aiiottca to man.
My acquaintau.ee with the deceased be
gan since tne timetnat i nave nau tne non
or of occupying aeat in this House. 1 al
wavs found liim the perlect gentleman.
Mr. Bcehmer was a true prototype ot the
German character; cool iu debate, S1W
tome to conclusions, but eu ad I as tin opia
ions once formed, honest tf purpose and
warm in his friendship lor his purty friends
Mr. B. knew well how how V appreciate
rhu lih-r Iks ei iovetl in this great and glo
rious tiovernment. Having lelt the heel
of the oppressor upon his neck In the
mother country, he knew how to apnreci
ate a freedom to which he was a stranger
before he came to the land of Washington,
the father or the model li public.
Mr. B. was tree from all sectarian and
bigoted prejudices; be. knew bow to sp
ort elate thu principles of religious liberty
That all men have a natural and indeleasl
ble right to worship God according to
dictates ot conscience; tbat no human au
thority can In any case whatever control
or interlere with tbe right of conscience;
that no man shall be compelled to attend,
erect or support any place ot worship
to maiutain anv ministry against his con
sent; and that no preference shall ever
given, bylaw, to any religious society
mode of worship, and no religious
shall be rrquired as a qualification to
ouice of trust or prom.
Sir, it must always be a source of regret -to
lose a man from society who held such
enlarged views upon the liberty ol con- "
Science ; bu more particularly at this time
when a strong endeavor is made by secta
rian worshippers to force their peculiar .'
doctrines upon an unwitting people; nayi '.
..more, to recognize a certain religions doc- -trine
in the. constitution itself, and by its1
adoption to exclude from participation in
, the government a-large and Influential -portion
of our fellow-eitlz-ins, " whose con-4
science forbids them from believing the.
peculiar doctrines of those who are strik- .
ing at the very foundation of the govern
ment.' :" ' " L " :' -.:, l av. i j
May tbe gentleman who now occupies
the seat of our departed, friend follow lnf
the footsteps of his Illustrious predecessor, -V
an1) watch with a jealous eye the liberties
bequeathed to us by the fathers of tbe re
public. -
' Mr. SAYLOR said : ' : ' : '
: Mr. Spbakkr: I d riot r!oe so raueh to -pronounce
an eulogy on the lives and etaar- ,11
. actera and public services of the men whose .
deaths tbis day we mourn, as to Speak of1"
the kindness I have-received at the 'hands
of one nt those who is In part the occasion 7
of this solemn proceeding. I refer to Mr. .
Boehmer. On arriving in this cltyln Jan"'01
uary, '6S. I found, to mv regret, that 1 was 'f
not personally acquainted with any memn .-..
ber of this House or the Senate. Mr. -Bcahmer
and I 'rerw stopping t tb arau - ' '
place. I noticed, as I thought, that he-waa-
no respector or persons. Whoever ap- .'
proached bim met with the same cordinf 1
welcome. Isougbt bisaconalntanee.. and ij
on being presented to bim 1 was convinced ,
1 rum tne near.y manner in wnicn ne tnos
me by the band and tbe welcome reception
be gave me, that I bad met a friend.. Our-:
ing the winter we became more and more ,, -intimate,
and the better we became ac-'v
qualnted the more I became convinced that '.
my first impulse was right, and more than, r
that, he was not only my friend but the
friend of every one. As 'to his.'
public services in this bod v.- I look-.
ed upon bim as a man ot sound , iudr-,..
ment, and possessed of industry
and practicability amply sufficient to piit '
bis ideas in practical shape and present tbcm :.
to this body iu a business' like way aud iu
doing which U always looked to me (as '
I presume it did to every other member on
this floor) he had no selfish motive iu view. t
Idont think he ever paused to consider
how far any step which he was about to .
take would lead to his own ' personal ad- '
vancemeut or what be might lose or gala -
l 1 ... . -
uy ins Buvucaey or npposiuon to any par-,
ticular measure.' I think his single in
quiry was, is It right, is it constitutional, ' -and
when satisfied of these facts l: is deter-
nil atioo was fixed. In- the language
of Clay, I think he would rather be right ' '
than F resident. As to Mr. Gerhart, 1 wasv -not
intimately acquainted with him, but .-,
from what I saw of hlui in this House, I "
believed him to be a man of sound ludz-
ment.- a polished gentleman, a strict moral-
1st and a christian. , I have said alTljjro
pose to say on this solemn occasion. I '
mould have felt that 1 failed to pei form '
my duty bad I not added an humble trio
lite to the memory ot those good men that.,
have been gathered to their fathers.
Bank Notice.
all whom it ma; eonoern, tbat the City Bank
of Cleveland, aa Independent Banking Company.
organised and carrying on business as an Indepen
dent Banning company at tne city ol Cleveland. '
Ohio, under an set of the General Assembly of the
said State of Ohio, entitled "An Aot to incorporate '
the State Bank of Ohio and other Banking Com
panies," passed February 24th, 1845, being deeirous
of relinquishing and olosing its Banking business. "
to uac end nas. in pursunoe or tne statutes of the
said citato of Ohio in such ease made, paid am) re- -deemed
more than ninety peroeoUof the maximum ;
amount of its circulating notes, and delivered tbe
same to the Treasurer of State of the said (Mate of -.
Ohio to be destroyed, and have provided means and
given security to the satisfaetioa of tbe- Treasurer. : '
tjeoretary and Audit r of State of said State of
VOioio- tne redemption or its outstanding notes ot .
circulation at tbe oinoe of the National City Bank ,
of Cleveland, at the said city of Cleveland, whore ;
said City Bank is located.
Done by order ot the Board of Directors of the
Citv Bank of Cleveland, July th. H88.
lJSMUhL WICK. President.
jyll-dltawSm - .
Notice to Bridge Builders.
eeived bv tbe undersisned. at the office ot the
Board of Publio Works in the eity of Columbus. -until
1'HUitSlMY, slst January. 1S60. at 13 at.,
for building tbe superstructure of a 3-truss Bridge '
aoross tbe Big Walnut eieek, on tbe line of tier, a- :
tional Koad. in Franklin oounty. of two spans, eaoU
span to be about 1 s feet lorg, and 30 fees wide. '
from out to out; to be covered, by tbe best af oak . '
shingles, and weatherboarded with good first com- '
mon boards.
Bidders to furnish their own plans, with specifica
tions to detail. Allot' said work to'bedone to the ;
satisfaction of the Board of Publio Works and the
resident engineer of tbe National road. - -
1 be right to njuct auy or all bids, plans or speci
fications is reserved.' - JOHN A, BLAIR, " '.,'
Resident Engineer National Koad.
: FOH i fcX-3EU,".'.. '.' . , ' .,
Nand six years' old. Very handsome, kind and '
sound. Will be sold low.
aurss-dtr - '- liuuau BaiiBn I : :
(Recently Merchant's HoteU
Has 330 and 239 South Hla-tt Street,
TBE rHDEBSIttftft.0. FOB A. PIU ."Ti
ber of years proprietor of t o National Bote!
of thiseitv, takes pleasure ii ai.noa'-eio-- to tbe -;
publio tbat he has leased the above named House .
for a term of years. hd it thoroughly renovated.
supplied tnroaxbout witn entire aew lurniture.ana
is now ready for tbe reception of auesu. both
transient and regular boarders. He flatters himself
tv,&t hi. Irtnv cToerienee in the hotel businese and
his determination to devote his entire personal at- ;
tention thereto will enable bira to give perfect sat
ssfaction to all who may f vor bim wit h their pat-1
ronage. H. REYNOLDS. , .
N. B. A Paloon and Restaurant is attached to '
the Hons-; also, extensive Stabling, attended by
competent and attentive hostlers. H. R.
deois-dim -
st.jasv.es hotel,
Fsirth Street, near lIeIsi, : -CINCINNATI,
HKNEY P. ELLAS, - - - Proprietor
points of trav-l. "8 the most desiriable stopping
A cated and convenient to business, ana to ail
pace tor persons visit ing too cut. no pains win
be soared U. make the stay ot guests pleasant in
ever oanieui
mcaaiL balm.
Ptoa. 810 ek 18 Senlh Hlsrss St.,
(7Aeit txtmsiv Vrnnaetorg U at tt Foot of
tjouth at eft, on tK Canal J
Their business transactions, both W bolesale end
Retail, now extend throughout the States of Ohio. .
Pennsylvania and Indiana. They manuiactare
Of all classes and every design of superior work
mansnip and finish. Also, Cane-Seat Chiirs of
very description. Wholesale and Retail.
febH-deidlv - -
Forwarding and Commisssion
": 1 - DB1LEB IB
KT T , ,, ft Prices Paid at all 'times for
Corn. W ' Barley, e o.. etc.
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Hear West End .IPIat'I B aa Bridge
febU-deodly ' 1 '
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Car. Blcsa etBlga8tsi.,C.lBBla :
Wholesale! Grocers,
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