Selected Families and Individuals


Kimberly Singer

In 1981, Kim Singer was the first female "All-Ohioan" from Caldwell High School. She came in ninth in the state cross-country meet. She later placed fourth in the state in the 1600 meter run.

Bernice Schafer

Bernice Schoeppner's obiutuary appeared on the website of the Chandler Funeral Home.

Bernice L. Schoeppner, age 74 of Caldwell, OH, passed away Tuesday Morning, March 23rd, 2010 at Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital in Zanesville, OH. She was born July 25th, 1935 in Noble County, OH, a daughter of the late Francis and Elizabeth Nau Shafer. Bernice was a member of St. Mary’s of the Immaculate Church where she was very active and where she also participated in the Catholic Women’s Club. She enjoyed baking, cooking and sewing, especially quilting which led to her membership in the Caldwell Quilt Guild. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a son Albert Francis Schoeppner; 3 Brothers Bernard, Alfred and Andrew Shafer. She is survived by Husband Howard R. Schoeppner of the home, whom she married November 19, 1955; 5 Sons Charles (Linda) Schoeppner of Athens, OH, Gary Schoeppner of Charlotte, NC, Patrick (Krista) Schoeppner of Caldwell, Samuel (Julia) Schoeppner of Port Trevorton, PA and James (Kristine) Schoeppner of Caldwell; 2 Daughters Charlene (James) Ackley of Plymouth, MN and Lori (David) Collier of Columbus, OH; 18 Grandchildren; 3 Great Grandchildren; 2 Sisters Margaret (Harold) Schockling of Caldwell and Mary (Phil) Harding of Fulda. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends. Friends will be received Friday, March 26th, 2010 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Chandler Funeral Home, 609 West Street, Caldwell, OH 43724 with a Vigil Service held at 8:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated on Saturday, March 27th, 2010 at 10:30 AM at the St. Mary’s of the Immaculate Conception Church in Fulda, OH with Rev. Father Thomas Hamm Officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, Central Region – NOBL, 870 Michigan Ave., Columbus, OH 43215.

Albert Francis Schoeppner

Obituary: Zanesville Times Recorder 06 Oct 1965

Services for Albert Francis Schoeppner, 3 day-old son of
Howard and Bernice Schafer Schoeppner of Fulda, were held
Tuesday afternoon at Estadt Funeral Home in Caldwell. Burial
was in St. Mary's Cemetery in Fulda with Rev. Rudolph
Wargo officiating.
The infant died at 3:35 a.m. Tuesday in Good Samaritan
Hospital where it was born on Saturday. Also surviving are
five brothers: Charles, Gary, Patrick, Samuel, and James, and a
sister, Charlene, all of the home; and grandparents Mr. and Mrs.
Francis Schafer and Mrs. Marie Schoeppner.

Albert George Schoeppner

CALDWELL - Albert George Schoeppner, 65 of near Fulda died at his
home at 7:45 a.m. Thursday (April 1, 1965) after a six-month illness. He
was a building contractor and a lifelong resident of Fulda. He was born Jan.
4, 1902, son of John and Rose Schoeppner.
He was a member of Fulda St. Mary's Catholic church and Holy Name
Society and Knights of Columbus, Father Kleuber chapter.
He is survived by his widow, Marie; five sons, Ralph of Caldwell, Vernon
of South Olive, Norman, Howard and Cletus of Fulda; four daughters, Mrs.
Arlene Eller of Canton, Mrs. Vera McCartin of Handsboro, Miss., Mrs. Leona
Schell of Columbus and Mrs. Delores Snider of Fulda; two brothers, Leonard Sr.
of Canton and Edward Sr. of Harriettsville; five sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Gerst of
Caldwell, Mrs. Mary Fox, Mrs. Clara Preusser and Mrs. Sophia Bernard, all of
Canton, and Mrs. Dina Schaffer of Youngstown; and 37 grandchildren.
The body is at Estadt Funeral Home where friends may call after noon today.
The rosary will be recited by the Holy Name Society at the funeral home at 7:30
p.m. Saturday, by members of the Knights of Columbus at 2:30 Sunday, and by
members of the parish at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.
Solemn requiem mass will be celebrated at the church at 9:30 a.m. Monday with
Rev. J. J. Donaldson of Fulda, Rev. Steven J. Pekalla of Caldwell, and Rev. Rudolph
Wargo of Carlisle officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Maria Catherine Bishop

From the Classified section of the Zanesville Times Recorder, pg 5 D, 1 Jul 1965:
Located 7 mi. E. of Caldwell, Ohio, 1 mi. S. W. of
Fulda, Ohio Co. Rd 15 Sat. July 10, 10 a.m. E.S.T.
1963 Dodge truck, 2 speed flat bed dump, 13,000
mi.; 1964 ¾ ton Dodge pick-up, 4 speed, 17,000 mi.; 600
Ford tractor with plows, mower, pick-up disk and blade;
manure spreader; trailer; Roto-tillers; chain saw; 3 B & D
skill saws: jigsaw; B.D. ½” drills; 2 floor nailing machines;
Clark floor sander; Clark edger; lot sand paper; Bench grinder;
heavy duty elevator with motor; carpenter tools; masonry
equipment; concrete mixer; wheel barrows; lumber; bricks;
tile; jacks; lots of ladders; 2 pull jacks; scaffold and brackets;
spouting; slate; shingles; salamanders; butchering equipment;
other items.
Terms: Cash
Auctioneers: Weddle Bros.
Owner: Mrs. Marie Schoeppner


Melvin Harly Schoeppner

Obituary from the Zanesville Times Recorder, pg 11, 14 Nov 1949:
Melvin Schoeppner, 7½ year-old son of Albert and Marie
Schoeppner of near Fulda, died in the family home Saturday night
following a long illness.
Besides the parents he his survived by the following brothers
and sisters, Ralph; Norman, and Arlene of Fulda, Howard, Vernon,
Cletus, Vera, Leona and Dolores of the home.
Funeral services will be Tuesday morning at 9:30 o’clock in
St. Mary's Catholic church at Fulda. Rev. C. J. Mattes will officiate
and burial will be in St. Mary’s cemetery. The body has been removed
from the Estadt Funeral Home in Caldwell to the residence.

Patricia Ann Ackley

The following birth announcement appeared in the Zanesville Times Recorder on May 9, 1950: Mr. and Mrs. James Ackley, Caldwell, a daughter at Good Samaritan hospital, Saturday.

Vernon M. Dimmerling


Vernon M. "Jinx" Dimmerling (July 15, 1919 - February 16, 2008)
Vernon M. “Jinx” Dimmerling, 88, of 44800 Carlisle Road, Caldwell, Ohio (Carlisle Community) died Saturday, February 16, 2008 at his home.
He was born near Carlisle, Ohio on July 15, 1919 a son of the late Clarence and Ida Archer Dimmerling. Vernon was a retired truck driver and a member of the St. Michael Catholic Church, Carlisle, Ohio.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Archer.
Surviving are his wife, Pauline Hill Dimmerling whom he married on July 21, 1945; two daughters: Carolyn (Bill) Estadt of Caldwell, Ohio and Linn (Joe) Grywalski of Summerfield, Ohio; one son: Ronald (Patty) Dimmerling of Sarahsville, Ohio; seven grandchildren: Jessica (Scott) Kittrell, Chris (Tara) Estadt, Joseph (Mallory Muffet) Dimmerling, Cathi (Scott) Trenner, Steve Dimmerling, Mark (Dawn) Reed and Anthony (Wendy) Reed; 15 great grandchildren.
Friends will be received at the Chandler Funeral Home, 609 West Street, Caldwell, Ohio from 2-8 p.m. Monday, February 18, 2008 with a vigil service at 3:30 p.m.
A Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Carlisle, Ohio with Rev. Father Thomas Hamm officiating. Burial will follow in St. Michael Catholic Cemetery, Carlisle, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Summerfield Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box 214, Summerfield, Ohio 43788. Arrangements by Brubach-Watters Funeral Home, Summerfield, Ohio.

Pauline Marie Hill

Living in Carlisle, Noble Co., OH in May 2001.

John Schmittberger

Records conflict on date of death:
1) Delores Snider, citing church records of St. Mary of the Immacuate Conception in Fulda, Noble Co., OH, gives 6 Jun 1912.
2) Linda Kay Anderson, citing "AHistory of the Smithberger Family in America" gives 12 Jun 1913.
Records also conflict on year of birth: most sources give 1819, but the 1900 census says Sep 1817.

In 1850, 30 year old German-born farrmer John Smithberger lived in Elk Twp., Monroe County, Ohio with his wife Hannah (27) and children William (5), Peter (3), Mary (2), and Caroline (4 months). The childern were all born in Ohio. Also living in the household was John's father, 62 year old John Smithberger.

John Smithberger lived in the household of his daughter, Philomena Schott, at the time of the 1900 and 1910 census. In 1900, the 82 year old's occupation was listed as "tobacco packing." (His son in law, Nicholas Schott, was a tobacco farmer.) John came to America in 1833 and was a naturalized citizen. He was able to read and write English.

Johanna Fauth

Hannah and John Smithberger live with their daughter Minnie Schott in Elk Twp, Noble County OH in the 1900 census, but by 1910, only John Smithberger is in the household. Hanna gave birth to eight children, four of whom were still living in 1900. She came to America in 1837 and was married to a naturalized citizen. Hannah could read and write English.