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From: "John E. Taylor, Jr." <>
Subject: BRACE Obituaries - Williams County, OH
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 1999 04:13:25 -0400


>From The Bryan Press, Jan. 9, 1919
A. L. BRACE
On Friday morning, January 3, 1919, Abraham Lincoln BRACE was called upon
to lay life's burdens down. He was the son of James and Permelia BRACE and
was born on a farm in Springfield township near Stryker, on April 29, 1861.
At the age of sixteen he lost his left foot. He was graduated from the
Stryker High School. For fifteen years he taught school in the country.
Afterward he was elected Clerk of Springfield Twp. two terms. He was
assistant Postmaster at Stryker from October 1, 1889 to October 1893. He
was elected Clerk of Courts of Williams County in 1899 and 1902 serving six
years. On December 30, 1901, he was united in marriage with Miss Ella
BOWALE. To this union five children were born, Elsie, Carlton, Gerald, Mary
anf John, all of whom survive. His widow and two sisters, Mrs. Addie AUSTIN
of Bryan and Mrs. Jennie OLMSTEAD of Hicksville, Ohio, also survive.
He was ever an earnest advocate of the temperance cause. For a number of
years he was identified with the KNights of Pythias. During the winter of
1912 he became a member of the United Brethren church. He was always of a
jovial disposition, making many friends until misfortune and ill health
overtook him. Those who knew him best hear testimony to his being a loving,
patient father. He will be greatly missed.
"A loving one from us has gone, A voice we loved is stilled.
A place is vacant in our home, That never can be filled."
Funeral services were conducted from the United Brethren church Sunday 2:00
pm. Rev. HOWARD officiating. Burial at Fountain City cemetery.



>From The Bryan Democrat Jan. 30, 1914

Permelia SHAMBERGER BRACE, born September 10, 1835, in Defiance county,
Ohio, near Brunersberg, and at the time of her death was 79 years, 4 months
and 7 days of age. Her father and mother coming from Germany in 1834,
settled in Defiance county. She was married to James BRACE Janyary 1, 1857,
and to that union was born seven children, three daughters and four sons,
all of whom preceded her to the better land save Mrs. Addie AUSTIN of east
Bryan St., Bryan, Ohio, and Mrs. Jennie OLMSTEAD of Hicksville, Ohio, and
A. L. BRACE, formerly of Bryan, but who now resides at Hudson, Mich. Her
husband, James BRACE, died January 14, 1867, leaving her with seven small
children, the oldest of which was but nine years. She resided in
Springfield township on what was known as the BRACE farm where she raised
to womanhood and manhood all her seven children, and moved to Bryan in
1900, with her son, A. L. BRACE. She was one of the pioneers of Williams
county, who are so rapidly passing away. She was very patient in her last
illness, just falling asleep in the arms of Jesus. She was a member of the
old Dunkard church for 50 years, being faithful to the last. She leaves to
mourn her loss two daughters, one son, twentyfour grandchildren and one
great grandchild. Funeral services conducted at the AUSTIN home by the Rev.
SELLERS of the Dunkard church and the Pastor of the Christian church, J. A.
JAYNE January 20, 1914 and laid to rest in Boynton cemetery.



from The Bryan Press, Oct. 3, 1895
BRACE - At Elkhart, Ind., Sept. 20, 1895, of inflammation of the bowels,
Miss Cora BRACE, aged 27 years, 5 months and 5 days. Cora BRACE was born at
Stryker, Ohio, in 1868. She leaves a sister and five brothers to mourn the
loss of a kind and loving sister, besides her many friends. The funeral was
conducted by Rev. PARKS at the Castle U. B. church, after which the remains
were laid at rest at the Grace Lawn Cemetery, at that place.

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