Below is information from Peter Mehrling family of Fulton County, Indiana. I descend from this family, via Mary Ann Mehrling whos obituary is listed in next genforum posting. She was a Daughter of Peter Mehrling.
August 20, 1881 Fulton County, Illinois
A little child of Wm. MEHRLING's died very suddenly of cholera infantum. (Leiters Ford item)
A two year old daughter of Wm. MERLING, near Leiters Ford, died of cholera infantun, Sept. 18, 1883
MERLING, Pery, (Rochester), b. PA, ae 80, adm Oct 9, 1902, old age & crippled.
d. May 9, 1906, and bur by his friends at Leiters Ford, Ind.
[NOTE: His grave marker in the Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. cem reads: Perry Mehrling, Sep 14, 1822 - May 10, 1906. Perry Mehrling (ae 47) and his wife, Julia A. (ae 40) and child Perry, were residents of Rochester city in 1870. In 1880 he was a boarder of Wallace House, and was divorced. (See Census)
May 11, 1906 Weekly Paper
Perry MEHRLING, who for thirty seven years lived in the old Cornelius block on north Main street and who has been an inmate of the County Infirmary for the past three years died at that institution early this morning after many months of illness. He was about eighty years of age. He was a brother of Mrs. James H. NAFE and William MEHRLING, both of near Leiters. The funeral will be held at Leiters. (THURSDAY
Friday, July 9, 1915
James H. NAFE, 79, a prominent farmer living near Germany, died Thursday night about twelve o'clock after a long illness caused by kidney trouble. Funeral Sunday afternoon at the farm home.
James Nafe was born in Pennsylvania, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John NAFE. In 1852, he moved to this county and 55 years ago was married and since then resided on the farm where he died. Mr. and Mrs. Nafe were the parents of six children and four sons are living, Clyde [NAFE] of Texas, Charles [NAFE] of Chicago, Eugene [NAFE] and Earl NAFE who live near Germany. Mr. Nafe leaves two brothers, Jonathan [NAFE] of Chicago and David [NAFE], who lives in Florida.
Mr. Nafe took an active interest in the community where he resided and all of his life was a staunch supporter of the democratic party. He was a member of the Adventist church.
[NOTE: Jean C. & Wendell C. Tombaugh, Fulton County Indiana Cemeteries, Leiters Ford I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Aubbeenaubbee Twp.: James H. NAFE, 1836-1915; Sarah E. NAFE, 1837-1931]
Leiters Ford IOOF Cemetery, Fulton County, Indiana
MEHRLING), Franklin S., son of Perry & Julia, d. June 13, 1857, ae 2d?
MEHRLING, Perry, Sep 14, 1822 - May 10, 1906
MEHRLING, Peter, d. Jan 14, 1874, ae 72y-1m-12d
MEHRLING, Mary, wife of Peter, d. Oct 13, 1890, ae 86y-4m-13d
(NAFE), Sarah E., 1837-1931
(NAFE), James H., 1836-1915
NAFE (family marker)
(above 3 are matching markers)
NAFE, Father & Mother
(1) John, May 7, 1807 - Jan 21, 1879
(2) Mary M., Nov 8, 1816 - Jan 7, 1879
(1) Eugene P., 1863-1949
(2) Sue M., 1867-1943
MEHRLING, Mary E., wife of Wm. D., d. Nov 10, 1906, ae 52y-8m-21d
MEHRLING, William D., 1840-1926
MEHRLING, Charles E., d. Aug 25, 1880, ae 1y-2d
MEHRLING, William F., d. Aug 16, 1881, ae 10m-2d
MEHRLING, Sarah E., d. Sep 18, 1883, ae 1y-9m-19d
MEHRLING, B. F., d. Aug 2, 1890, ae 11m
DIED - Grandma Mary MERLING died at the residence of Mr. James H. NAFE Monday, aged 86 years. The funeral takes place at two p.m. today at Leiters Ford church, and the remains will be buried at the cemetery near by.
News-Sentinel, Fulton County, Indiana , February 25, 1931 Paper
Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth NAFE, 93, practically a life long resident of the Loyal community and one of the oldest pioneers of Fulton County, died Tuesday evening at 5:45 in the home of her son, Earl NAFE, west of Rochester. Death followed an illness of one week with pneumonia
The deceased was born in Sandusky County, Ohio on November fourth, 1837, the daughter of Peter and Mary MEHRLING, and came to Fulton County when only 12 years of age. On April 19, 1860 she was married to James H. NAFE, the ceremony being performed at the home of her parents northwest of Leiters Ford. Mr. Nafe passed away on July 8th, 1915. Mrs. Nafe was always very active and took an interest of all the affairs of the community in which she lived so long. She was a member of the Advent Church.
Surviving are four sons, Clyde [NAFE], of El Paso, Texas, Charles A. [NAFE], of Chicago, Eugene [NAFE] and Earl [NAFE], west of Rochester, 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Nave. Burial will be made in the Leiters Ford cemetery
MEHRLING Marriage Reocrds- Fulton County, Indiana
Ernestine-- Forest R. Cass April 30, 1921 J 420
Hannah A.-- David S. Nafe July 20, 1862 B 129
Julia Ann -- Leonard Hunter June 3, 1855 A 207
Mildred Marline - Harvey E. Alspach June 7, 1934 4 90
Oliver A. -- Kitty May Bush March 13, 1907 I 13
Sarah E. -- James H. Neff April 19, 1860 B 22
William D. -- Amanda J. White Aug 11, 1864 B 226
William D. -- Mary E. Mossman Feb 6, 1879 D 32
Hopefully this helps other Mehrling descendants.
Hot Springs, SD
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