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John Zechiel Family  



John Gottlieb Zechiel Birth: Mar. 6, 1832 Pennsylvania Death: Jan. 14, 1923 Culver Marshall County Indiana Burial: Zion Cemetery Union twp. Marshall County Indiana son of Johann Friedrich Zechiel and Catherina Haag

    Venerable John Zechiel son of Frederick and Catherine Zechiel was born in the state of Pennsylvania, March the 6th 1832 and departed this life in Culver Indiana on January the 14th, 1923, bringing the space of his earthly pilgrimage to 90 years 10 months, and 8 days.

    When he was a child of six weeks, the family moved to near Marion Ohio., where he grew up to manhood. He became an apprentice of the blacksmith trade and followed that trade in the village of Middletown now Prospect, Ohio.

    On The 23rd of May 1853 he was united in hold wedlock with Rosina Behner, by Rev. Henry Laper. This union was blest with six children, four sons and two daughters namely: Mary A., Louis Christian, Catherine, Henry, John C., and Albert, all of whom are living and present here today, save sister Mary, who has preceded him to the spirit world. In the year 1854, he with his family located upon the tract of land now known as the Zechiel Homestead, near Culver, Indiana and he became one of the "Early Pioneers" of Marshall county; and while here he pursued the occupation of farming he never ceased from plying the anvil and the forge - at once a source of compensation for himself and a convenience to his neighbors in this community.

    After many years of hard and diligent toil, in order that he might be in a measure relieved from such close application, he left the farm and moved into the village of Marmont, now Culver. This was the year 1885.

    The home he occupied was upon the site now occupied by the Slattery store. It was while living here - more definitely, in the year 1889, that his beloved helpmeet Rosina was taken from his side which left him in his loneliness full many a year during which time his daughter, the beloved Mary, acted as housekeeper, an until he moved into the house now occupied by Mr. Ezra Koontz.

    About the year 1893 he was again united in marriage, with Marian Mercer with whom he lived most happily until the year 1910, when she also, was called unto her heavenly reward, thus leaving him once more to walk alone until the end of the journey was reached.

    After a few years of residence in his own dwelling he made his home with his son, Louis where he spent his final years, even until the measure of his years were accomplished and he was gathered by the Angel Reaper into the garners of his God.

    Being the pioneer in this county, he, like others of those early days, endured many privations and suffered many hardships, but came through them all, a MAN! By dint and industry and economy, he accumulated sufficient of this world's comforts to sustain him in his declining years.

    In his early youth he was received in the Evangelical Lutheran church, by the rite of holy baptism and confirmation. Upon his removal to this state of Indiana, he with his wife, became members of the Reformed Church, and both were charter members of the Zion congregation, he being for many years on of its foremost leaders. Here he was alternately deacon and elder, and also the first Sunday School superintendent. In all these various capacities he served his Lord and the church conscientiously and well. Nor task too arduous and no trail too hard form ho to do to the best of his ability. Likewise, upon his removal to into the community of Culver, his loyalty to the church of his choice prompted him to begin the enterprise of a Reformed church here, and the outcome of his efforts is that which we see and enjoy in this temple of worship today. It it had not been for his purposefulness of heat, there would probably be no Reformed church in this thriving an prosperous city. It was upon the removal of his beloved wife of his youth, that in her honor her erected the first house of worship. But the strength of his hears began to wane, and likewise he began to yield his leadership into others qualified to take up the tasks, to pursue them unto their ultimate accomplishment. His work was well begun, the day of his rejoicing was at hand.

    It will not be necessary for us to dwell at length upon the sterling qualities of this man of God. His life of ninety years is an open book and he who runs may read. It is sufficient to say - "A Prince in Israel is fallen". A leader in the church had swept through the heavenly gates; a star has fallen from the religious skies of this community and its glean yet lingers in our beholding eyes.

    To those who knew him best his life in "memoriam" will become a beacon light along the pathway of life - to light them toward the realms of the Eternal Day. Peace to his ashes.

    It must be remarked that with the departure of "Uncle" John Zechiel as man of the community called him, the last member of the family of twelve has gone hence. His going was not by the untimely smiting of the Angel of death, but rather by the process of the developing fruit - grown ripe in the maturity of the years. He leaves to mourn his departure his five living children, fourteen grandchildren, and thirty-three great grandchildren, to whom his life will be a legacy not to be estimated in human values but in the values of the Kingdom of God.

    The funeral services was held Tuesday afternoon at the Reformed church, the pastor, Rev. J. F. Tapy, officiating.

    The pallbearers were Erza Koonts, Walter Hand, Wilbur Brown, Claude May, John Mitchell and D. H. Smith - Citizen Jan 17 1923


married May 23, 1853, in Marion, Ohio Rosina Margaretha Behner born Dec 16 1832 Horrheim Vaihingen Neckarkreis, Württemberg, Germany Death: Jul. 7, 1889 Culver Marshall County Indiana, Burial: Zion Cemetery Union twp. Marshall County Indiana daughter of Gottlieb Christian Behner and Rosina Barbara Burger
    2 Mary A. Zechiel Birth: 1854 Death: 1913 Burial: Zion Cemetery Union twp. Marshall County Indiana

    3 Louis Christian Zechiel Birth: Nov. 20, 1855 Culver Marshall County Indiana Death: Mar. 30, 1936 Culver Marshall County Indiana Burial: Zion Cemetery Union twp. Marshall County Indiana married Louisa Christiana Stahl Birth: Feb. 22, 1854 Hessville Sandusky County Ohio Death: Jul. 22, 1928 Culver Marshall County Indiana Burial: Zion Cemetery Union twp. Marshall County Indiana daughter of Jacob F. Stahl and Christiana Stahl
      Charles Herbert Zechiel was born on 8 Sep 1878 in Near Marmont (Now Culver) Marshall, Indiana. He died on 27 May 1958 at the age of 79 in In los Angeles Ca. married. Clara Marie Walper, daughter of Ernest Walper and Mary Mueller, was born on 18 Nov 1881 in Adrain, Michigan. She died on 26 Jan 1973 at the age of 91 in Culver City Ca.

      Bertha Pauline Zechiel was born on 25 Jan 1880 in Near Marmont Now Culver, Marshall, Indiana. She died on 28 Nov 1915 at the age of 35 in Logansport, Cass, Indiana. She was buried in Zion Cemetery, Union Twp., Marshall, Indiana. Bertha married 24 Nov 1899 [1898] in Culver, Marshall, Indiana John Watson Romig, son of Henry Romig and Sarah Jane Cromely, He was born 22 Feb 1870 [1869] in Near Marmont Now Culver, Marshall, Indiana.died on 13 Dec 1940 in Spokane Wa. He was buried in Zion Cemetery, Union Twp., Marshall, Indiana.

      Grace Agnes Zechiel, born 18 Aug 1883, Near Marmont Now Culver, Marshall, Indianadied 11 Mar 1965, Compton Ca. married Lawrence Wade, 11 Oct 1910 son of Thomas Wade and Eumea Jones, was born on 5 Dec 1881 in Benfield, Maryland. He died on 25 Dec 1952 at the age of 71 in Los Angeles Ca.; married Samuel Marion Cole, 1 Jan 1956;

      Otto Jacob Zechiel was born on 5 Aug 1886 in Near Marmont Now Culver, Marshall, Indiana. He died on 30 Mar 1972 at the age of 85 in Upper Sandusky, Wyandot, Ohio married 23 May 1915 Hazel Cherry Barber, daughter of Joseph Wilson Barber and Vienna Deborah Cherry, was born on 3 Aug 1886 in Payne, Paulding, Ohio. She died on 12 Jun 1971 at the age of 84 in Upper Sandusky Oh

      Homer Virgil [Virgil Homer] Zechiel was born on 1 Feb 1891 in Near Marmont Now Culver, Marshall, Indiana. He died on 8 Mar 1985 at the age of 94 in Glendale, Ca November 29, 1923 to Miss Florence Evangeline Nelson daughter of Charles Ludwig Nelson and Gertrude Nelson, was born on 18 Aug 1890 in Duluth, Minnesota. She died on 25 Oct 1965 at the age of 75 in Glendale, Ca

      Carl James Zechiel was born on 17 Nov 1893 in Near Marmont Now Culver, Marshall, Indiana. He died on 21 Jul 1894 at the age of 0 in 8m 4d. He was buried in Zion Cemetery, Union Twp., Marshall, Indiana

      Jerome Herman [Herman Jerome] Zechiel, born 22 Jan 1882, Near Marmont Now Culver, Marshall, Indiana; died 16 Jan 1951, Culver, Marshall, Indiana, married Bertha Laura Fechner, 10 Mar 1909, Starke, Indiana daughter of Carl Fechner and Olga Brose, was born on 15 Apr 1885 in South Bend, St. Joseph. Indiana. She died on 14 Oct 1983 at the age of 98. She was buried in Culver Masonic Cemtery, Culver Marshall, Indiana


    3a Katherine Zechiel Birth . November 05, 1857, Marmont, Indiana; d. December 31, 1927, Marshall County, Indiana; m. (1) ? McDaniel; m. (2) James Wesley Maxey, November 23, 1875, Marshall County, Indiana; b. May 26, 1838, Probably Johnson County, Indiana; d. January 15, 1905, Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana.

    4 Henry Zechiel (1860 - 1944)

    5 John Gottlieb Zechiel, Jr Birth: Dec. 28, 1861 Culver Marshall County Indiana Death: Mar. 22, 1945 Culver Marshall County Indiana Burial: Zion Cemetery Union twp. Marshall County Indiana married Rosella Fox Birth: Jun. 1, 1865 Rush County Indiana Death: Jan. 31, 1903 Marshall County Indiana Burial: Zion Cemetery Union twp. Marshall County Indiana Daughter of John Henry Fox, Sr. and Mary (Polly) Wilson
      Infant Daughter Zechiel (____ - 1898)

      Earl Zenith Zechiel Birth: Jan. 2, 1887 Culver Marshall County Indiana Death: Dec., 1971 Knox Starke County Indiana, Burial: Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana married Ada Ione Scheuerman Birth: Jul. 26, 1888 Culver Marshall County Indiana Death: 1970 Burial: Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana Daughter of Joseph Scheuerman and Matilda Rohrbacher

      Elmer R Zechiel Birth: Feb. 4, 1889 Death: Dec. 26, 1896 Burial: Zion Cemetery Union twp. Marshall County Indiana

      Raymond M. Zechiel Birth: Apr. 29, 1891 Death: Sep. 19, 1891 Burial: Zion Cemetery Union twp. Marshall County Indiana

      Orville Cleophas Zechiel Birth: Nov. 11, 1893 Marshall County Indiana, Death: Sep. 25, 1950 Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery Fredericksburg Fredericksburg City Virginia married Hazel Bell __ Birth: Mar. 17, 1894 Arcadia Hancock County Ohio Death: Jun. 1, 1985 Virginia Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery Fredericksburg Fredericksburg City Virginia


    6 Albert H Zechiel Birth 03 FEB 1864 Marmont, Indiana Death 15 Feb 1937 Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin burial Forest Hill Cemetery Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin married 23 May 1889 Marshall County, Indiana Anna M. Alleman Birth: Jan. 3, 1871 Plymouth Marshall County Indiana, Death: Jul. 23, 1898 Ohio, Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery Plymouth Marshall County Indiana daughter of John S. Alleman and Susan Caroline Bishop
      Paul Justin Zechiel Birth 16 APR 1891 Sandusky, Ohio Death 26 SEP 1952 St Louis, Minnesota married Marguerite Inez Johnson Birth 20 APR 1891 Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin Death 20 JUL 1969 Santa Clara, California daughter of John A Johnson and Bertha H. Breitrenf

      Freda Marian Zechiel Birth OCT 1896 Ohio, married Howard Smith

      John Alleman Zechiel Birth 22 JUL 1898 Bellevue, Sandusky, Ohio, Death JUL 1898 Sandusky, Ohio
    married 1899 Susan Geiger Birth: Dec. 16, 1874 St. Joseph County Indiana Death: Feb. 23, 1919 Dayton Montgomery County Ohio burial Woodlawn Cemetery Bloomville, Seneca County, Ohio daughter of Jacob Geiger and Mariah Shaffner
      Ruth Lucille Zechiel Birth: Jun. 7, 1900 Sandusky County Ohio Death: Jul. 6, 1945 Detroit Wayne County Michigan Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery Bloomville Seneca County Ohio
        RUth L Zechiel Fremont, O July 9 Mriss Ruth L. Zechiel, teacher in the Fremont public schools for twenty years, who died in Detrout, was buried Monday afternoon at Bloomville, O. Funeral services were held in Tiffin.

        She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Howard Smith of TIffin and a brother, Paul of DUluth, Minn, a niece and a nephew who is in the Ait corps. THe parents, the Rev. and Mrs. Albert Zechiel of whom was pastor of the Evangelical-Refoermed Church here, are both deceased. Susan Zechiel Circle of the King's Daughters, here was named in honor of the deceased teacher's mother
    married 05 Aug 1919 Seneca, Ohio Minnie K Catt Birth: 26 Aug 1880 - Bascom, Seneca, Ohio Death: 10 Nov 1967 - Edmonds, Snohomish, Washington daughter of Peter H. Catt and Julia Dorthea Kinkerter

by census records John married a 2nd time - 01 Jan 1893 Culver, Indiana Mariah Louisa Hiath Mercer Birth: 12 Sep 1837 - Guilford county North Carolina Death: January 1, 1910 - Culver, Indiana Burial Hillside Cemetery Pennville, Jay County, Indianamarrried 1st Biebly Mercer daughter of John Hiatt and Ellenor (Elenor )Shelly
    Death of Mrs. J. Zechiel

    The death of Mrs. John Zechiel at an early hour Monday morning was a surprise and shock to the community.

    She had not been well for several week, but was not confined to the house and even on Sunday evening appeared at the supper table.

    The cause of her death was a cerebral hemorrhage.

    The funeral service was held at 9:30 Tuesday morning at the M.E. church. Rev. Mr. Morgan was called upon to officiate owing to the sudden and alarming illness of the wife of the pastor of the Reformed church.

    The pall bearers were sons and grandsons of John Zechiel - Louis, John C, Henry, Albert, Willard, Orvile.

    The body was take to Pennville, Ind.; accompanied by the bereaved husband and his sons Louis and Henry.

    Mariah Louisa Hiatt was born in Gilford county NC Sept 12 1837. She was one of a family of thirteen children of whom six are deceased

    In the early '60's she was married to Biebly Mercer who died about twenty years later. Mrs. Mercer remained a widow for eight years when she remarried John Zechiel.

    At the age of 16 she united with the M.E. church. Upon her removal to Culver she became a members of Grace Reformed church, to which she remained faithful until her death.

    Grandma Zechiel lived happily in her Culver home always abounding in good works having the confidence and good will of everyone. Hers was a guiding hand; her counsel was often sought and heeded, and she will be sorely missed in the home, the neighborhood, the missionary society, the W.C.T.U., the Sunday School, the church.

    She passed away suddenly and without a struggle at 1 o'clock in the presence of only her husband and two neices from Portland, before medical aid reached her bedside.

    She was buried by the side of Mr. Mercer, her father and mother, brothers . sisters and other relatives. - Culver Citizen 14 Sep 1911



Year: 1860; Census Place: Union, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: M653_278; Page: 743; Image: 309
Name:	John Zechiel
Age:	28
Birth Year:	abt 1832
Gender:	Male
Birth Place:	Pennsylvania
Home in 1860:	Union, Marshall, Indiana
Post Office:	Yellow River
Family Number:	1121
Value of real estate:	View image
Household Members:	Name	Age
John Zechiel 	28
Rosanna Zechiel 	29
Mary Ann Zechiel 	6
Louis Zechiel 	5
Catharine Zechiel 	2
Henry Zechiel 	5/12

Year: 1870; Census Place: Union, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: M593_342; Page: 211B
Name:	John Zechiel
Age in 1870:	50
Birth Year:	abt 1820
Birthplace:	Baden
Home in 1870:	Union, Marshall, Indiana
Race:	White
Gender:	Male
Post Office:	Argos
Value of real estate:	View image
Household Members:	Name	Age
John Zechiel 	50
Madalene Zechiel 	40
Mary Zechiel 	16
Kate Zechiel 	12
Lewis Zechiel 	14
Henry Zechiel 	10
Daniel Zechiel 	8
Albert Zechiel 	6

Year: 1880; Census Place: Union, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: 297; Family History Film: 1254297; Page: 187A; Enumeration District: 108
Name:	John Zechiel
Age:	48
Birth Year:	abt 1832
Birthplace:	Pennsylvania
Home in 1880:	Union, Marshall, Indiana
Race:	White
Gender:	Male
Relation to Head of House:	Self (Head)
Marital Status:	Married
Spouse's Name:	Rosina Zechiel
Father's Birthplace:	Baden
Mother's Birthplace:	Baden
Neighbors:	View others on page
Occupation:	Farmer
Cannot read/write:Blind:Deaf and dumb:Otherwise disabled:Idiotic or insane:	 View image
Household Members:	Name	Age
John Zechiel 	48
Rosina Zechiel 	47
Mary Zechiel 	26
Henry Zechiel 	20
John G. Zechiel 	18
Albert Zechiel 	16

Year: 1900; Census Place: Union, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: 392; Page: 20B; Enumeration District: 0082
Name:	John Zechiel
Age:	68
Birth Date:	Mar 1832
Birthplace:	Pennsylvania
Home in 1900:	Union, Marshall, Indiana
Race:	White
Gender:	Male
Relation to Head of House:	Head
Marital Status:	Married
Spouse's Name:	Maria L Zechiel
Marriage Year:	1893
Years Married:	7
Father's Birthplace:	Germany
Mother's Birthplace:	Germany
Occupation:	View on Image
Neighbors:	View others on page
Household Members:	Name	Age
John Zechiel 	68
Maria L Zechiel 	63

Year: 1910; Census Place: Culver Ward 3, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: T624_370; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 0113
Name:	John Jechiel[John Zechiel] 
Age in 1910:	78
Birth Year:	abt 1832
Birthplace:	Pennsylvania
Home in 1910:	Culver Ward 3, Marshall, Indiana
Street:	Fechiels Court
Race:	White
Gender:	Male
Relation to Head of House:	Head
Marital Status:	Married
Spouse's Name:	Mariah L Jechiel
Father's Birthplace:	Germany
Mother's Birthplace:	Germany
Native Tongue:	English
Occupation:	Ret Farmer
Employer, Employee or Other:	Own Account
Home Owned or Rented:	Own
Home Free or Mortgaged:	Free
Farm or House:	House
Able to Read:	Yes
Able to Write:	Yes
Years Married:	17
Neighbors:	View others on page
Household Members:	Name	Age
John Jechiel 	78
Mariah L Jechiel 	72

Year: 1920; Census Place: Union, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: T625_456; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 182; Image: 927
Name:	John Zechiel
Age:	87
Birth Year:	abt 1833
Birthplace:	Pennsylvania
Home in 1920:	Union, Marshall, Indiana
Street:	White Street
Race:	White
Gender:	Male
Relation to Head of House:	Father
Marital Status:	Widowed[Widow] 
Father's Birthplace:	Germany
Mother's Birthplace:	Germany
Able to Speak English:	Yes
Neighbors:	View others on page
Household Members:	Name	Age
Lewis C Zechiel 	64
Louisa C Zechiel 	66
John Zechiel 	87
4 Henry Zechiel Birth: Jan. 13, 1860 Culver Marshall County Indiana, Death: Dec. 10, 1944 Marshall County Indiana, Burial: Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana
    Henry Zechiel, aged 84, retired farmer and business man, died at his home Sunday night after an illness of one month.

    Born in Union township, Marshall county, he spent his entire life farming in this community.

    He also owned and operated the Clover Leaf dair in Culver for about 30 yars, retiring from business two years ago.

    Mr Zechiel was a member of the Grace Evangelical-Reformed Church and was very active in church affairs, having served in various church offices and having been superintendent of the Sunday School for many years.

    Surviving are the widow, Ida B.; two sons Ernest, Sweet Briar, Va. and William R of Culver; one brother, John Zechiel, Knox; two grandchildren and one great grandchild.

    Funeral services will be held at the Grace Evangelical-Reformed church Thursday afternoon at two o’clock with Rev. V. D. Weidler officiating.

    Burial will be at the Culver Cemetery. - Citizen - 14 Dec 1944
married 31 Mar 1882 Marshall county Indiana Lozetta White Birth: Sep. 14, 1863 Death: 29 May 1910 burial Burial: Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana daughter of Stephen White and Isabella Cordner White
    Lozetta Zechiel was born Sept 14, 1863, and died May 19 1910 aged 46 years, 8 months and 5 days.

    Mrs. Zechiel was the daughter of Stephen and Isabel White who emigrated from Philadelphia , Pa. in 1828 settling near Twin Lakes where the subject of the sketch was born. She was the youngest of a family of eleven children of whom three, together with her father and mother, have preceded her to the spirit world.

    On March 30, 1882 she was united in married to Henry Zechiel of Culver. To this union were born three children, one daughter (dying in infancy) and two sons Willard and Ernest.

    She leaves to mourn her seemingly untimely death a husband, two sons, three brothers - Joseph White of Plymouth, Thomas White of South Bend and WM. White of Plymouth; also four sisters - Mrs. Jane Burch of Hamlet, Mrs. Isabel York of Doniphan, Mo., Mrs. Tabitha York of Akron, O., and Mrs. Clara Stahl of Alliance , O. together with a large circle of distant relatives and friends.

    In her girlhood days she was united with the Twin Lakes Reformed church and after her marriage transferred her membership to the Zion congregation near this place. When Grave Reformed church of Culver was organized she became one of the charter members.

    Mrs. Zechiel began ot fail in health about one year ago., but her condition was not thought alarming until nearly three months ago when she was confined to her bed, and though she had every care that medical skill and the willing care that loving hands could render she grew gradually weaker until she passed peacefully away and without a struggle, surrounded by her family and friends as the sun was shedding his first ray upon the gladsome earth.

    She was a devoted, loyal wife and a loving sympathetic mother. Her whole life bore testimony to her noble christian character. She had strong convictions upon moral questions and was very frank in their defense.

    While the loss to the community, to the Sunday school and to the church seems appalling, yet all praise and honor, glory and dominion be to Him with is the resurrection and the life. We need not mourn as do those who have no hope, but in the blessed assurance, when the turmoils of life are o'er, of a glad reunion with those who have gone before us in the way of salvation, we look forward as becomes christian mean and women to the consummation of our blessed hope.

    The funeral at the Reformed church on Saturday morning brought our an attendance seldom equaled in Culver. Rev. Mr. Michael preached the sermon and a double quartet of ladies sang music.

    The pallbearers were D. H. Smith, Samuel Buswell, George Gar, Walter Hand, Albert Stahl, WIlbur Brown. The floral remembrances were numerous and beautiful.

    "She reseth no. No more her breast
    Heaves with its weary breath,
    Pain sits no longer on the brow
    Where lies the clam of death.
    Sunk to her rest, like tired child,
    She lies in slumber deep,
    Soft folded in the arms of Him
    Who giveth His beloved sleep." - Citizen May 26 1910


Henry & Lozetta's children:
    7 infant daughter Zechiel Birth: 1883 Death: Mar. 8, 1883 Burial: Zion Cemetery Union twp. Marshall County Indiana

    8 Willard Rea Zechiel (1886 - 1967)

    9 Ernest Roy Zechiel Birth: Apr. 2, 1890 Culver Marshall County Indiana, Death: 1972 Sweet Briar Park Henrico County Virginia Burial: Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana
Henry married 2nd August 31, 1912 Marshall county Indiana Uretha Belle Voreis Birth: Aug 12 1875 Green twp, Marshall, Indiana Death: June 14, 1921 Burial: Lowry-Bailey Cemetery, Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana married 1st June 23 1895 Marshall county Indiana Spouses: John Edwin Lowry, Henry Zechiel daughter of Jonas Logan Voreis and Rachel A Marks

Henry married 3rd 17 Jan 1923 Martha May Bender Birth: August 16, 1888 Death: 13 Jan 1933 Plymouth Marshall county Indiana Burial: Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana daughter of Joseph Bender and Mary E Stockgen
    Mrs. Henry Zechiel Dies Suddenly After Operation

    Mrs. Henry Zechiel, aged 33 years, passed away suddenly Friday, January 13, in the Marshall county hospital, Plymouth, where she underwent a operation the day before. Coronary thrombosis was given as the cause.

    The death was unexpected and a shock to the community as Mrs. Zechiel appeared to be recovering satisfactorily from the operation

    She had spent all of her life in this community and had a host of friends here. On June 17, 1923, she was united in marriage to Henry Zechiel who survives her. She had been an active worker ohm the Grace Reformed church, her cheerful disposition and industry making her a valuable member

    Besides the widower, she is survived by her father, Joseph Bender; four sisters, Mrs. D. W. Weaver, Mrs. Walter White, Mrs. Hary Hibbets and Mrs. Harold Davis; four brothers, Jacob, William, Charles and Harry Bender; and other relatives and friends.

    Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Grace reformed church, Rec. Harvey Harsh officiating. Interment was in the Culver cemetery. The obitary is on another page of this issue.

    Mrs. Henry Zechiel

    Martha May Bender, daughter of Joseph and Mary Bender, after following the Savior faithfully in this vineyard, answered His summons to follow Him in another, January 12, 1933.

    She began her journey in this life August 16, 1888 and continued in it for 44 years, 4 months and 23 days.

    She had become well known in this community as her entire life was spent in about the communities of Culver and Plymouth. Her birth place being about three-fourths of a mile south of the Zion Church.

    She first signified her faith in Christ and her interest in His Kingdom by uniting with the Burr Oak Church of God, January 25, 1903. She remained a faithful member of that church until July 15, 1923 when she transferred her membership to the Grace Reformed church, Culver

    Jun 17, 1923 she was united in marriage with Henry Zechiel Rev. J. F Tapy performing the ceremony. This union was a happy one as both found great joy in the service of the Lord.

    Her sudden departure was been a shock to all her family and friends.

    She leaves to mourn her departure her husband Henry Zechiel; her father Joseph Bender; four sisters Mrs. D W Weaver (her twin sister), Mrs. Walter White, Mrs. Mary Hibbets and Mrs. Harold Davis; four brothers, Jacob, William, Charles and Harry; her mother and two sisters having preceded her in death.

    There are two aunts and one uncle besides a host of other relatives and friend who join with the immediate family in mourning the loss of their loved one.

    Her circle of friends was quite large because of her constant thought of others - Citizen Jan 13 1933
Henry married 4th between 1930 & 1940 Ida Bell Dawson Birth: Aug. 16, 1867 Markle, Huntington, Indiana, Death: May 8, 1952 Culver Marshall County Indiana, married 1st 30 Jun. 1889 Marshall county, Indiana Louis Cass Dillon (as his 2nd wife) Daughter of John H Dawson & Mahala Snyder

Year: 1900; Census Place: Union, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: 392; Page: 20B; Enumeration District: 0082;
Name:	Henry Zechiel
Age:	40
Birth Date:	Jan 1860
Birthplace:	Indiana
Home in 1900:	Union, Marshall, Indiana
Race:	White
Gender:	Male
Relation to Head of House:	Head
Marital Status:	Married
Spouse's Name:	Lozetta Zechiel
Marriage Year:	1882
Years Married:	18
Father's Birthplace:	Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace:	Germany
Occupation:	View on Image
Neighbors:	View others on page
Household Members:	Name	Age
Henry Zechiel 	40
Lozetta Zechiel 	36
Willard R Zechiel 	14
Erenst R Zechiel 	10

Year: 1910; Census Place: Culver Ward 3, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: T624_370; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 0113
Name:	Henry Zechiel
Age in 1910:	50
Birth Year:	abt 1860
Birthplace:	Indiana
Home in 1910:	Culver Ward 3, Marshall, Indiana
Street:	Fechiels Court
Race:	White
Gender:	Male
Relation to Head of House:	Head
Marital Status:	Married
Spouse's Name:	Lozetta Zechiel
Father's Birthplace:	Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace:	Germany
Native Tongue:	English
Occupation:	Farmer
Industry:	Home
Employer, Employee or Other:	Own Account
Home Owned or Rented:	Own
Home Free or Mortgaged:	Free
Farm or House:	House
Able to Read:	Yes
Able to Write:	Yes
Years Married:	28
Neighbors:	View others on page
Household Members:	Name	Age
Henry Zechiel 	50
Lozetta Zechiel 	46
Willard R Zechiel 	24
Ernest R Zechiel 	20

Year: 1920; Census Place: Union, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: T625_456; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 182
Name:	Henry Zechiel
Age:	60
Birth Year:	abt 1860
Birthplace:	Indiana
Home in 1920:	Union, Marshall, Indiana
Street:	West Jefferson Street
House Number:	Farm
Race:	White
Gender:	Male
Relation to Head of House:	Head
Marital Status:	Married
Spouse's Name:	Uretha B Zechiel
Father's Birthplace:	Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace:	Germany
Able to Speak English:	Yes
Occupation:	Farm Laborer
Industry:	Day's Work
Employment Field:	Wage or Salary
Home Free or Mortgaged:	Mortgaged
Neighbors:	View others on page
Household Members:	Name	Age
Henry Zechiel 	60
Uretha B Zechiel 	44

Year: 1930; Census Place: Culver, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: 617; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0016
Name:	Henry Zechiel
Birth Year:	abt 1860
Gender:	Male
Race:	White
Birthplace:	Indiana
Marital Status:	Married
Relation to Head of House:	Head
Home in 1930:	Culver, Marshall, Indiana
Map of Home:	View Map 
Street address:	Ohio Street
House Number in Cities or Towns:	215
Dwelling Number:	191
Family Number:	195
Home Owned or Rented:	Owned
Radio Set:	Yes
Lives on Farm:	No
Age at First Marriage:	22
Attended School:	No
Able to Read and Write:	Yes
Father's Birthplace:	Germany
Mother's Birthplace:	Germany
Able to Speak English:	Yes
Occupation:	Dairy
Industry:	Dairy
Neighbors:	View others on page
Household Members:	Name	Age
Henry Zechiel 	70
Martha M Zechiel 	42

Year: 1940; Census Place: Culver, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: T627_1077; Page: 14B; Enumeration District: 50-17
Name:	Henry Zechiel
Age:	80
Estimated birth year:	abt 1860
Gender:	Male
Race:	White
Birthplace:	Indiana
Marital Status:	Married
Relation to Head of House:	Head
Home in 1940:	Culver, Marshall, Indiana
Map of Home in 1940:	View Map 
Farm:	No
Inferred Residence in 1935:	Culver, Marshall, Indiana
Residence in 1935:	Same House
Resident on farm in 1935:	No
Sheet Number:	14B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation:	385
Father's Birthplace:	Ohio
Mother's Birthplace:	Germany
Occupation:	Operator
House Owned or Rented:	Owned
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented:	2000
Attended School or College:	No
Highest Grade Completed:	Elementary school, 8th grade
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census:	48
Class of Worker:	Working on own account
Weeks Worked in 1939:	52
Income Other Sources:	Yes
Native Language:	German
Veteran:	No
Social Security Number:	No
Usual Occupation:	Operator
Usual Industry:	Dairy Co
Usual Class of Worker:	Working on own account
Neighbors:	View others on page
Household Members:	Name	Age
Henry Zechiel 	80
Ida Belle Zechiel 	72
Willard Rea Zechiel Birth: Apr. 25, 1886 Marshall County Indiana Death: Nov. 25, 1967 Marshall County Indiana Burial: Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana,

    Willard Rea Zechiel Birth: Apr. 25, 1886 Marshall County Indiana Death: Nov. 25, 1967 Marshall County Indiana Burial: Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana,

      Willard R. Zechiel , 81 , 620 College Avenue, Culver, Indiana, passed away at 4:20 p. m.On Saturday, November 25, 1967, at Parkview Hospital, Plymouth, Indiana , following an illness of the past three months.

      Mr. Zechiel was born on April 25, 1886, on his farm, located just west of Culver , to H e n ry and Lozetta (White) Zechiel. He lived in Culver for all but about twenty year so of his life. He was a retired agriculture manager.

      He was a member of the Culver Grace United Church of Christ, and a charter member of the Culver Lions Club. On October 18, 1911, in Lindsey, Ohio, he was married to Caroline Barber. She preceded in death on January 18, 1967. A son, Robert B. Zechiel, also preceded him in death on November 25, 1964.

      Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Everett (Catherine) Esterday, of Culver ; one brother, Ernest Zechiel, Sweet Briar, Virginia; six grandchildren and one great-grand child.

      Funeral services were held at 2:00p.m. on Tuesday, Novmber 28, 1967, at the Culver Grace United Church of Christ, with the pastor, Rev. Harold Hohman, officiating.

      Burial followed in the Culver Masonic Cemetery.

      the Easterday-Bonnine Funeral Home, Main and Lakeshore Citizen Nov 30 1967


    According to his 1917 WWI registration card, Willard was a County Agent based in Kosciusko Co., Indiana.

    City directories between 1921 and 1935 show them living in Logansport, Cass Co., Indiana, where Willard was listed as County Agricultural Agent. A 1936 directory shows them in Indianapolis.

    Willard's 1942 WWII draft card indicated that he was living in Culver and working at Culver School.

    married 18 Oct 1911 - Freemont, Ohio Name: Frankie Caroline "Callie" Barber Birth: 21 Feb 1899 Payne, Paulding County, Ohio Death: 18 Jan 1967 - Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana buried Culver, Marshall, Indiana daughter of Joseph Wilson Barber (Rev.) and Vienna Deborah Cherry
      Mrs. W. R. Zechiel Dies In Hospital At Age of 77

      Mrs. W. R. (Caroline) Zechiel, 77 620 College Ave., Culver, died at 3:55 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the Parkview Hispital, Plymouth, where she was rushed by ambulance on Monday afternoon, from her Culver home.

      Mrs. Zechiel was born on Feb. 21, 1889, in Payne, Ohio and had lived in Culver for all but about 20 years of her lifetime.

      In 1911, at Freemont, Ohio, she was married to Williard R Zechiel who survives with a daughter Mrs. Everett (Catherine) Easterday, Culver; a sister, Mrs. Hazel Zechiel, Dover, Ohio; and six grandchildren.

      Funeral services were hel at 2 p.m. on Saturay Jan 21 at the Culver Grace United Church of Chirst of which she was a member. Rev. Harold Hohman, pastor of the Church officiated at the services.

      Burial was made in the Culver Masonic cemetery.

      Easterday-Bonine Funeral Home, Main and Lakeshore Drive Culver, had charge of the arrangements.


    Willard & Callie's children:
      10 Robert Barber Zechiel Birth: Nov. 12, 1913 Death: Nov. 25, 1964 Burial: Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana
        Robert had married Francis A. Snyder on 3 Jul. 1937 in Schuylkill Co., Pennsylvania.

        married 2nd Eleanor Gettinger, on 1 Oct. 1949 in Chicago, IL. Birth: Sep. 7, 1917 Wheaton DuPage County Illinois, Death: Jan. 17, 2006 Montrose Montrose County Colorado, Burial: Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana,
          MONTROSE, Colo. - Eleanor Zechiel Galbreath of Montrose, Colo., formerly of Culver, died Tuesday evening, Jan. 17, 2006 at Montrose Memorial Hospital.

          Eleanor Gettinger Zechiel Galbreath was born in Wheaton, Ill. on Sept. 7, 1917, the daughter of Oscar and Lucia Belle (Webster) Gettinger.

          Eleanor was united in marriage with Robert Zechiel in Chicago, Ill. on Oct. 1, 1949. He preceded Eleanor in death in 1964. She married Edward Galbreath on Aug. 1, 1984 in Cherokee Village, Ark. He also preceded her in death in 1995.

          In addition to both of her parents of both of her husbands, Eleanor was also preceded in death by three brothers. Eleanor and Robert raised their two daughters in Culver before his death. She and her daughters moved to Wheaton, Ill. until her retirement from the Wheaton Sanitary District. She had lived in Arkansas; Tucson, Ariz. and finally in Colorado where her daughter Karen resided.

          Surviving family members who were blessed to share Eleanor's life include two daughters: Janet (Patrick) Bellich of Bloomington, Ill. and Karen (Thomas) Schum of Ridgway, Colo.; and four grandchildren: Michael and Karly Bellich, Jason Schum and Maggie (Schum) Kraujalis.

          At Eleanor's request, cremation has taken place. A gathering of family and friends will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 17 at the Culver Masonic Cemetery, where she will be buried next to her husband Robert Zechiel.

          Arrangements are being handled under the care and direction of the Bonine-Odom Funeral Home, Culver.

          Eleanor lived a full and rewarding life, filled with travels, hobbies, friends and family. She will be truly missed by all whose lives were touched by hers.


        Robert Zechiel Killed Instantly In Auto Accident
          Robert B. Zechiel, age 51, was killed instantly at 11:40 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25 on State Road 23 south of Ober when his auto crashed into a tree as he was returning home from his work in Chicago.

          Mr. Zechiel was norn Nov. 12, 1913, in Culver to WIllard and Caoline (Barber) Zechiel.

          He lived in Culver until her was four years old when he moved with his parent to varioys other Indiana cities before returning to Culver 10 years ago.

          He was married Oct. 1, 1949 in Chicago to Eleanor J. Getinger who survives with two daughters, Janet and Karen, both at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willaird Zechiel; and a sister, Mrs. Cahereine Eaterday, all of Culver.

          He was a Member of the Frace United Church of Christ where funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday with the pastor Rev. Harold Hohman, officiating.

          Burial was made int he Culver Masonic Cemetery.

          The Easterday-Bonone Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


      11 Catharine Marie Zechiel


    Year: 1920; Census Place: Warsaw Ward 1, Kosciusko, Indiana; Roll: T625_439; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 105;
    Name:	W R Zechiel
    Age:	33
    Birth Year:	abt 1887
    Birthplace:	Indiana
    Home in 1920:	Warsaw Ward 1, Kosciusko, Indiana
    Street:	E H Wayne St
    House Number:	1012
    Race:	White
    Gender:	Male
    Relation to Head of House:	Head
    Marital Status:	Married
    Spouse's Name:	Caroline Zechiel
    Father's Birthplace:	Indiana
    Mother's Birthplace:	Indiana
    Able to Speak English:	Yes
    Occupation:	Agent
    Industry:	Implements County Agriculture
    Employment Field:	Wage or Salary
    Home Free or Mortgaged:	Mortgaged
    Neighbors:	View others on page
    Household Members:	Name	Age
    W R Zechiel 	33
    Caroline Zechiel 	30
    Robert Zechiel 	6[16] 
    Cathrine Zechiel 	0[10/12]
    
    Year: 1930; Census Place: Wabash, Wabash, Indiana; Roll: 636; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 0011
    Name:	Willard R Zechiel
    Birth Year:	abt 1888
    Gender:	Male
    Race:	White
    Birthplace:	Indiana
    Marital Status:	Married
    Relation to Head of House:	Head
    Home in 1930:	Wabash, Wabash, Indiana
    Map of Home:	View Map 
    Street address:	West Maple
    Ward of City:	Third
    House Number in Cities or Towns:	353
    Dwelling Number:	341
    Family Number:	357
    Home Owned or Rented:	Rented
    Home Value:	25
    Radio Set:	Yes
    Lives on Farm:	No
    Age at First Marriage:	24
    Attended School:	No
    Able to Read and Write:	Yes
    Father's Birthplace:	Indiana
    Mother's Birthplace:	Indiana
    Able to Speak English:	Yes
    Occupation:	Land Inspector
    Industry:	Insurance
    Class of Worker:	Wage or salary worker
    Employment:	Yes
    Neighbors:	View others on page
    Household Members:	Name	Age
    Willard R Zechiel 	42
    Caroline Zechiel 	40
    Robert Zechiel 	16
    Catharine Zechiel 
    
    Year: 1940; Census Place: Culver, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: T627_1077; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 50-17
    Name:	Willard Zechiel
    Respondent:	Yes
    Age:	53
    Estimated birth year:	abt 1887
    Gender:	Male
    Race:	White
    Birthplace:	Indiana
    Marital Status:	Married
    Relation to Head of House:	Head
    Home in 1940:	Culver, Marshall, Indiana
    Map of Home in 1940:	View Map 
    Street:	Morfield
    House Number:	215
    Farm:	No
    Inferred Residence in 1935:	Logansport, Cass, Indiana
    Residence in 1935:	Logansport, Cass, Indiana
    Resident on farm in 1935:	No
    Sheet Number:	3A
    Number of Household in Order of Visitation:	67
    House Owned or Rented:	Rented
    Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented:	15
    Attended School or College:	No
    Highest Grade Completed:	College, 4th year
    Income Other Sources:	Yes
    Neighbors:	View others on page
    Household Members:	Name	Age
    Willard Zechiel 	53
    Caroline Zechiel 	51
    Catherine Zechiel 	21
    
    11 Catharine Marie Zechiel Birth: Feb. 16, 1919 Warsaw Kosciusko County Indiana, Death: Sep. 3, 2000 Burial: Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall County Indiana,

    married Everett Earl ''Red' Easterday b. 11 Jan. 1920 Culver, Marshall, Indiana Death: Aug. 24, 1988 Boynton\ Beach, Palm Beach, Florida son of Russell Easterday and Wandah LaBounty
      Everett E. EASTERDAY, 68, 1176 South St., Culver, died at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday at 7610 Blain Way, Indianapolis. He was born Jan. 11, 1920, in Culver to Russell and Wandah LaBOUNTY EASTERDAY. He was married Aug. 16, 1941 in Culver, to Catharine M. ZECHIEL, who survives. He lived most of his life in Culver, spending the winters in Florida for the past 10 years. He was a civil engineer with Easterday Construction Co., Culver, retiring in 1979; a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Culver, and a 1942 graduate of Purdue University School of Civil Engineering. Surviving with the wife are three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Roberta Lou) KALLSTROM, Batavia, Ill.; Mrs. John (Carolee) HANSEN, Bloomington, Ill., and Mrs. L. Craig (Kathy) MILLER, Indianapolis; thirteen grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Coleman (Rosalie) LOWRY, Plymouth, and Mrs. Robert (Cleta) BERGER, Plymouth; [three] brothers, Gregory O., DDS, Edward and Jack EASTERDAY, Culver. He was preceded by one sister, Margaret LOWRY. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Wesley United Methodist Church, Culver, with the Rev. Mark DAY officiating. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic Cemetery. Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, is in charge of arrangements.


    Children of Everett Earl Easterday and Catherine Marie Zechiel
      1. Carolee Easterday
      2. Greg Easterday m. Karen Banks
      3. Lois Kathleen Easterday m. Charles M. Shumate
      4. Roberta Lou Easterday







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