|Birth: ||Mar. 20, 1901|
|Death: ||Aug. 1, 1957|
PORT WASHINGTON — Residents here were shocked today over the sudden deaths of a prominent local couple as a result of heart attacks suffered within a period of 11 hours. Dead are Harold C. Merkel, 54, a carpenter, and his wife, Verna Schreiner Merkel, 56, a 1st Grade teacher in Newcomerstown schools. Mr. Merkel died at 6 p.m. Wednesday while seated on a chair under a 'shade tree in his back yard. Mrs. Merkel, who went into shock over the death of her husband, suffered a stroke and was removed to Twin City Hospital four hours later. She died at 5 a.m. today. Both were life residents of here. Mr. Merkel was a son of William and Laura Dietrich Merkel. Mrs. Merkel was a daughter of Edward F. and Katie Goettge Schreiner. They were members of the St. Paul E.& R. Church. Married Easter Sunday in 1926, they are survived by a daughter, Donna Jean. Mr. Merkel also is survived by a brother, Roy J. of here. Other survivors of Mrs. Merkel are a brother, Carl E. Schreiner of Gnadenhutten, and four sisters, Mrs. Fred F. Miller and Mrs. Roy J. Merkel of here, Mrs. G. W. Seibert of Massillon and Mrs. Elda Goettge of Columbus. Double services will be held at the St. Paul Church Saturday at 2 p.m. (Slow Time) with the Rev, Clarence Higgiris jr. officiating. Burial will be in Port Washington Cemetery. Friends may call at the Ourant Funeral Home in Newcomerstown from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 1 to 2 on Saturday..
(01 Aug 1957).
Title:The Daily Reporter
Country:United States Of America
Content Source:Newspaper Archive
Literal Title:The Daily Reporter
Edwin Frederick Schreiner (1872 - 1932)
Katherine Goettge Schreiner (1866 - 1952)
Harold C Merkel (1902 - 1957)*
Edith Catherine Schreiner Seibert (1895 - 1973)*
Elda Louise Schreiner Goettge (1896 - 1994)*
Verna L Schreiner Merkel (1901 - 1957)
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Record added: Feb 04, 2014
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