|Birth: ||Jul. 24, 1845|
|Death: ||Nov. 19, 1919|
Father: John Fisher
1. OBITUARY: "The Bremen Enquirer," 06 Nov 1919, Page 8. http://www.bremen.lib.in.us/historical/bpl_OBITdetail.asp?item=105905. Downloaded 23 Feb 2007. MRS. JOHN BALSLEY. Following an invalidism of many months Mrs. John Balsley died early Saturday morning at the family home southwest of Bremen at the age of 74 years, three months and seven days. Funeral services were held in Grace U. B. church at 1:30 Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Rittenhouse, the pastor. Mrs. Balsley had been a member of that church for more than a quarter of a century. Interment was in the Bremen cemetery.
Dorcas Fisher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Fisher, was born July 24, 1834, in Tuscarawas county, Ohio. She came with her parents to St. Joseph county, Ind., where she grew to womanhood. In 1865 she was united in marriage with John Balsley. To them were born seven children, three daughters and four sons. All reached years of maturity except one daughter who died in infancy. Surviving her are her aged husband; two daughters, Clara and Malissa; four sons, William, Milton Edward, Clarence Elmer and Welcome Harold; twenty-two grandchildren, six having preceded her in death; twelve great grandchildren; three sisters, one brother, and a larger circle of friends.
Mrs. Balsley was one of the pioneer mother of this community and braved the hardships endured by all pioneers in helping make a home in the wilderness. To her and others like her the present and future generations owe a debt that can never be fully paid.
John Balsley (1836 - 1926)
Clara Balsley Huff (1866 - 1949)*
Malissa Balsley Lowrey (1868 - 1947)*
Milton Edward Balsley (1875 - 1949)*
Clarence Elmer Balsley (1878 - 1963)*
Hurley (Harley) Welcome Balsley (1884 - 1932)*
Bremen Municipal Cemetery
Created by: Jack Williams
Record added: Feb 24, 2007
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