Selected Families and Individuals


Joseph Lewis Mehler

In 1900, 30 year old farmer Joseph Mehler lived on a farm that he owned in Enoch Twp., Noble County, Ohio with his 25 year old wife Clara and their four children: Anna (4), Rosa (3), Edward (2), and Francis (1). Also living with the family were Joseph's mother Barbara (71) and his unmarried sister Catherine (39). Another sister, Amelia Mahler Crock, lived in the next household enumerated in the census.

In 1920, Joseph L. Mahler (50) and his wife Clara M. (45) owned a farm in Enoch Twp. where they lived with their children Rosa B. (22), Francis H. (20), Angela M. (19) William J. (17), Lucy C. (16), Verona T. (14), Amelia G. (12), Andrew J. (10), Albert O. (7),. also Hilda A. (3). Also living in the household was Joseph's unmarried sister, Katie (55), a native of West Virginia. Everyone else in the home was a native of of Ohio. Four of the ten children -- Lucy, Verona, Amelia and Andrew -- attended school. Adjacent farms in the census were those of John Nau and Francis Brinkmeier. The family name was spelled "Mohler" in the census index.

Joseph Mehler's obituary appeared in The Zanesville (OH) Signal newspaper on July 21, 1928.
Summerfield, July 21 -- The death of Joseph L. Mahler, 59,
a well known and highly esteemed farmer of the Fulda com-
munity occurred Thursday evening from paralysis. His widow
and several children survive.
Funeral arrangements have not been fully completed but
services will be conducted by Rev. Fr. J. B. Oeink in the Fulda
Catholic church of which the deceased was a member and
burial made in the church cemetery with Brubach and Dearth
funeral directors of this place, in charge.


From death certificate:
Name: Joseph L. Mehler
Age: 58 years 11 months 6 days
Occupation: Farmer
Birth: 13 Aug 1859 (sic)
Marital status: Married
Spouse: Clara Mehler
Father: Armaugus Mehler, Germany
Mother: Barbra Shafer, Germany
Informant: Frances Mehler, Dexter City, O. [son]

Clara Mary Craft

According to the census, by 1900 Clara Kraft Mehler had given birth to four children, all of whom were still living.

Rose B. Mehler

In 1930, Rosa Mehler (35) was an unmarried woman living as a boarder in the home of 73 year old widow Matilda Crock at 1028 Belford St. in Caldwell, Ohio. Rosa worked as a seamstress in a dry cleaning shop.

Miss Rose B. Mehler, 68, of Dexter City, died at 11:55 p.m.
Friday (Feb 26) in Good Samaritan Hospital where she had been a patient
for two months. Miss Mehler was born Feb. 9 in Dexter City, a daughter
of Joseph and Flora Kraft Mehler. She was a membe rof St. Mary's Catholic
Church at Fulda and the Ladies Club at the church.
Surviving are four brothers, Francis and William Mehler of Woods-
field, Andrew of Barnesville and Albert of Dexter Ciity; four sisters, Mrs. Lucy
Wickham of Dresden, Miss Veronica Mehler of Barnesville, Miss Amelia Mehler
of Dexter City and Mrs. Hilda Quade of Cleveland and a number of nieves and
nephews. Two sisters and a brother preeded her in death.
The body was taken to Estadt Funeral Home in Caldwell where
friends may call today and Monday.

Veronica T. Mehler

Veronica Mehler never married.

Veronica Mehler, 77, of Benton, formerly of Noble County died Friday, July 1, 1983
at the home of her sister, Mrs. Hilda Quade, where she made her home. She was born July
2, 1905 near Fulda, Noble County, the daughter of Joseph and Clara Craft Mehler.
Surviving are three sisters, Hilda Quade of Benton, Lucy Wickham and Amelia Mehler,
both of Zanesville.
Friends were received at the McVay Funeral Home, Caldwell, where the rosary was recited
at 8:45 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral services were Wednesday morning at St. Mary’s Catholic
Church, Fulda with Father Walter :E. Heinz officiating. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Amelia G. Mehler

Never married

Albert O. Mehler

Never married.

Emma H. Blake

In 1900, 12 year old Emma Blake lived with her parents and siblings on the family farm in Enoch Twp., Noble County, Ohio. She attended school for six months that year.

Mrs. Emma Finney, age 84, of 219 North Chapel St.., Louisville passed away Friday
morning Aug. 4 [1972] at the St. Joseph’s Hospice after an extended illness. She was born
in Dexter City, Ohio March 12, 1888 to the late Joseph and Theresa Mahler Blake. She lived
in Mansfield for 50 years before moving to St. Joseph’s in Louisville in 1967.
She was a member of St. Ann’s Altar and Rosary Society of Mansfield. She was preceded
in death by her husband, Roy Finney, in 1958. Survivors include two sisters, Gertrude Blake
and Sophia Blake both of Louisville; one brother, Albert A. Blake of Louisville; also many
nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Resurrection was held Monday August 7, 9:30 AM in St. Joseph’s Hospice
Chapel with burial in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Mansfield. Friends called at the Paquelet Funeral
Home on Sunday 2 to 5 PM.

Mary Ann Howell

Living in Ozark, Monroe Co., Ohio in 2001.