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William Marquart
Rites Held Tuesday
Funeral services were held Tues
day afternoon in the Jenera Trinity
Lutheran church for AVilliam Mar
quart, Sr., 83, a retired farmer and
carpenter, who died at 4:45 a. m.
Sunday at his home in Orange
Death which followed an illness of
30 months was attributed to the in
firmities of age. He had been bed
fast four weeks.
A son of George and Elizabeth
(Wilch) Marquart, he was born in
Findlay, April 19, 1866. With his
parents, he moved to Orange town
ship at the age of four, and had
lived on the same farm for 32 years.
On Aug. 23, 1894, he was married
to Margaret Spaeth, who survives.
They celebrated their 54th wedding
anniversary last year.
In addition to the widow, Mar
quart is survived by five children:
George Marquart, Jenera Fred and
Albert Marquart, Bluffton Mrs.
Clara Krichbaum, Bluffton, and Mrs.
Bluffton, Ohio
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Also surviving are two sisters
Mrs. Minnie Marshall, Loma Linda,
Calif. and Mrs. Elizabeth Bormuth,
Jenera and a brother, Edward Mar
quart, Reaverdam.
A member of the Trinity Luth
eran church in Jenera, Marquart
had been an officer of the congre
gation for many years.
Rev. Walter C. Voss officiated at
the last rites Tuesday. Burial was
in the St. Paul's cemetery, near
The funeral was handled by the
Paul Diller funeral home.
Beaverdam Mishap
Basis Of Court Suit
An accident which occurred Aug.
30, 1948, on the Lincoln highway,
near Beaverdam, was the basis of a
$3,024.15 damage suit filed in Allen
county common pleas court, Monday.
In the claim for damages, Frank
Winiarski, Trenton, N. J., and the
Camden Fire Insurance Co. are the
plaintiffs against Paul Pulver
macher, Los Angeles, Calif.
The petition reports the claim is
due in an accident involving a tract
or-trailer truck owned by iniarski
and an automobile driven by the
California man.
Monroe Democrats
Name Candidates
Five candidates were nominated
for Monroe township offices at a
democratic caucus held last week.
Announced candidates were Stan
ley Miller and Elmer Wood, trust
ees Merlin Fisher and Glen Burk
holder, constables and Henry Alt
huus, justice of the peace.
Name Nominees For
Beaverdam Tickets
Beaverdam's slate of municipal
candidates for next fall’s election
was filed last week with Allen coun
ty board of elections by the two
Contesting in the election will be:
E. P. Anderson and James C.
Yant, Mayor Ruth Durkee and Neal
Holden, clerk Bernice Huber and
Charles Lewis, treasurer Miles J.
Hefner, Melvin Burkholder, J. C.
Herr, Daryl L. Robnolte, Emmer
Bridges, Robert Snodgrass, Harry
Yant and John Young, councilmen
and Kenneth J. Critten, Ed Palte,
Kent Amstutz and Clarence Down
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A New York minister challenged
the federal government Sunday to
jail him or set free Larry Gara,
Bluffton college instructor now serv
ing a federal prison term after being
convicted of telling Charles Rickert,
Bluffton college student not to reg
ister for the draft.
From his pulpit at the Community
church, Rev. Donald Harrington told
worshippers “If Gara should be in
jail, then I should be in jail, too,
Harrington, 35, said he would not
register for military service himself
and has told young men of his con
victions and reasons for them.
Harrington in his sermon said
“Rickert had already decided three
months before not to register. All
that Gara did was tell him to obey
the voice of God speaking in his
heart regardless of what the state
might do or try to do to coerce him.”
“I have advised young men who
have come to me for advice,” Har
rington said, "that they should con
sult their consciences and follow
them wheresoever they may lead.”
“In other words,” he added, “if
Couple Is Wed In
Church Ceremony
St. John Mennonite church near
Pandora was the scene of a lovely
wedding, Friday evening at 7:30,
which united in marriage Miss Lois
Geiger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Monroe Geiger of Pandora and Rev.
Peter W. Voran, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Carl G. Voran of Pretty Prairie,
Rev. Frank Harder, pastor of the
bride officiated in the double ring
ceremony before an altar of white
gladioli and nsie^. Four seven
branch candelabra lighted the setting.
The bride, who was given in mar
riage by her father, wore a gown of
white slipper satin fashioned in
princess style with bertha collar, tiny
covered button trim down front, long
sleeves and flared skirt which ended
in a graceful train. Her long veil
was caught by a tiny lace cap trim
med with orange blossoms. She
carried a white orchid on a white
Bible and wore two strands of
pearls, a gift of the groom.
Miss Treva Geiger, her sister, was
the maid of honor and wore an em
erald green satin gown and carried
a crescent shape bouquet of yellow
New York Minister In Pulpit
Dares Government In Gara Case
Miss Wava Geiger and Betty Jo
Voran sisters of the bride and
groom were bridesmaids and carried
crescent shape bouquets of maroon
Judy Bridenbaugh dressed in a
white satin floor length dress was
flower girl and Roger Harder in a
white suit was ring bearer.
Myron Voran of Pretty Prairie,
Kans., brother of the groom was the
best man and the attendants were
brothers of the bride, Mahlon and
Wallace Geiger. The men all wore
grey suits and, the boutonnieres of
men in the party were white asters.
The ushers and usherettes were:
Norman Lohrenz, Findlay Lyman
Hof stettler, Bluffton Mary Jane
Garmatter, Bluffton Dorothy Lugin
bihl, Elaine Welty and Mary Schey.
Mrs. Norman Lohrenz and Miss
Wanda Tschiegg served as candle
Preceding the ceremony Miss
Ruth Bixel played piano selections,
“To Spring”, “Romance.” Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Boehr of Winona Lake,
Ind., sang several hymns and Miss
Wilma Augsptnger played two violin
selections. After the ceremony
Charles Boehr sang “Wedding Pray
er.” Both Lohengrin’s and Mendels
sohn’s “Wedding March” were play
Following the ceremony a recep
I tion for 175 guests was held in the
flower garden at the country home
of the bride’s parents. The three
tiered wedding cake was centered
with a miniature bride and groom.
Lighted tapers and white gladioli
decorated the table. Mrs. Joel Kim
mel served cake and ice cream and
Mrs. Eugene Kohli served at the
punch bowl. Waitresses were Har
riet Amstutz, Miriam Bixel, Verna
Keifer, Irene Leichty, Frieda Leichty
and Mis. Katie Schultz.
The register was in charge of
Esther Reichenbach.
The bride chose for her going
away costume a black suit with black
accessories and the orchid from her
bridal bouquet.
The bride’s mother was dressed in
black with black accessories and the
groom’s mother chose brown with
white accessories. Both wore pink
rose bud corsages.
After a wedding trip through the
middle west they will be at home at
Bethel College, North Newton, Kans.
The bride is a graduate of Pan
dora High school and Grace Bible
Institute of Omaha, Neb. The groom
graduated from Pretty Prairie, High
school. He attended Grace Bible In
stitute for two years and is now a
student at Bethel College, Newton,
Kans. While going to school he will
serve the Hopefield Mennonite church
of Moundridge, Kans, as pastor.
Guests from out of town were:
Pretty Prairie, Kans.—Mr. and
Mrs. Carl Voran and daughter Betty
Jo Mr. and Mrs. Paul Voran and
daughters Florence and Nonna and
son Myron.
Gara is guilty, then I am guilty.”
Harrington said the church “bas
ically is non-sectarian,” being owned
and operated by its members. The
church was founded in 1825, he add
ed, as a Unitarian institution and
became known as the Community
church in 1919.
Meanwhile indications this week
were that the U. S. Sixth Circuit
Court of Appeals at Cincinnati may
decide this fall whether Gara must
serve the remainder of his 18-months
Gara’s appeal from a verdict of
the Toledo federal district court jury
that found him guilty of violation
of the draft law is expected to be
argued before the circuit court of
appeals during the fall term.
During the trial, Rickert, Bluffton
college ministerial student testified
he had decided last June 20 not to
register for the draft and did not
meet Gara until the following Sep
Rickert, found guilty of draft
evasion last January 10 was sen
tenced to 18 months in the Milan
(Mich.) federal prison.
Mt. Lake, Minn.—Rev. and Mrs.
La tdolene Amstutz.
Berne, Ind.—Misses Freida, Irene,
Henrietta and Grace Leichty Messrs.
Chris and Irvin Leichty.
Lima, Ohio—Mrs. Byron Weber
and son Paul, Ida Winkler, Olive and
Lydia Amstutz.
West Liberty—Mrs. Katie Schultz.
Findlay—Rev. and Mrs. T. A. Dun
ham, Mr. and Mrs. Norman Lohrenz.
Sheridan, Ill.—Mr. and Mrs. Dean
Knight and daughter Lois.
Winona Lake, Ind.—Mr. and Mrs.
£harles Boehr.
Rites Held Saturday
For James Solomon
Funeral services were held last
Saturday in the Paul Diller funeral
home for James Solomon, 87, a
retired farmer, of Beaverdam, who
died the preceding Thursday in a
Toledo hospital. He had been ill
several years.
Surviving are one brother, G.
Pendleton Solomon, of Beaverdam
two nieces and a nephew.
Rev. L. D. Fauver officiated at
the last rites on Saturday. Burial
was in Rockport cemetery.
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Fire of unknown origin destroyed
the Ridge Supper club, a mile south
of Lafayette on Route 81 early last
Thursday morning. The place was
lavishly furnished and damage is
estimated in excess of $50,000.
Walter Beer is owner of the prop
erty on which $35,000 was spent
recently in refurnishing.
Big Gomer Elevator
Burns Loss $180,000
Big grain elevator at Gomer was
destroyed by fire of unknown origin
Sunday morning with a loss esti
mated at $180,000 by ohn I. Metz
ger, owner.
Metzger said it would cost $150,
000 to replace the building and
grain and equipment valued at
$30,0000 also was destroyed, he add
Contents of the elevator included
some 6,000 bushels of wheat, 2,000
of corn, 2,000 oats, 50 tons feed
and two trucks. The establishment
was operated as the Gomer Elevator
The first was discovered by a
passing motorist at 1:15 a. m. Sun
day. Cairo and Elida fire depart
ments responded to the call for aid.
Think not those faithful who
praise all thy words and actions,
Clyde Warrem Auct.
Public Sale
of Household Goods
The undersigned will sell at his residence, corner of
JEast College Avenue & Railroad St, Bluffton, Ohio.
Saturday, August 13
Sale begins at 2 P. pL
The following property:
Library table chest 2 beds Domestic sewing
machine dresser springs, etc. 5 dugs 9 by 12 7 throw
rugs bookcase several pedestals ll'ackard piano 6 rock
ing chairs 6 straight chairs bed and dresser Estate
heatrola heating stove antique wllnut secretary stand
clock and shelf magazine rack kitchen cabinet kitchen
drop leaf table buffet and table inlning board 2 mirrors
dishes and cooking utensils garder|i tools and hose small
electric fan kitchen cook stove fJ-burner coal oil stove
lace curtains electric iron oil dram clocks all sizes few
cans fruit and empty jars copper wash boiler electric
washing machine 2 lawn mowers Savage .22 semi-auto
matic rifle wall,pictures half-indh electric drill, new and
other articles.
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THURSDAY, AUG. 11. 1949
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