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BLAST FROM THE PAST: Funeral held for S.K. Mann

Andy Prutsok • Jun 14, 2014 at 8:07 AM

June 14, 1893

The top stories in The Norwalk Daily Herald on this date 121 years ago:

Funeral for S.K. Mann

The funeral of the late S.K. Mann was held Sunday afternoon from the Methodist church and was largely attended by friends and relatives of the deceased.

Mr. Mann was a member of the Masonic fraternity and that order turned out in large numbers.

Services were conducted by Rev. E. Persons, pastor of the church and Rev. Dr. T.F. Hildreth.

A large number of friends and relatives were present from a broad, including Mr. M.B. Mann and Mr. and Mrs. Al Wood of Pinkneyville, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. William Mann, Mr. and Mrs. W. Mathias of Findlay, Mr. L. Mann and Mrs. Hiles of Shelby ; Mrs. Mann and daughter of Clyde; Mrs. P. Studebaker of Cleveland.

Short items

The officers of the Y.M.C.A. are diligently considering the question of a building and in due time hope to be able to make satisfactory arrangements.

Huron County will be entitled to 12 delegates in the state convention, of the people’s party at Columbus Aug. 5 and 6. Women are given the same right as men to act as delegates. Supt. Comings was presented Friday afternoon with a handsome leather covered easy chair, by the teachers of the public schools. Principal Beachy made the presentation speech in a most felicitous manner, to which Mr. Comings made an appropriate response.


Herbert S. Delano has purchased his mother’s interest in the Home Bakery and hereafter the business will be conducted by him and Mr. Jackson. The reputation of the bakery will continue to be kept up to the highest standard and the trade supplied with the best goods in the market.

George Chappell rode over to Wellington yesterday morning on his bicycle, making the run in two hours and twenty minutes.

Sheriff Noecker went to Cleveland this morning to place Michael Hanley, Albert Hayes, Ed. McHale and James Dillon, the Monroeville tramps, in the workhouse.

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Romer rejoice at the birth of a son. The little stranger came to their house Sunday morning at 5 o’clock. He pulls the scales at 9 pounds.

Honor knights

Forest Lodge K. of P., went to Woodlawn Cemetery yesterday and decorated with flags and flowers of the color of the order the graves of the deceased knights. The knights whose remains are interred at Woodlawn are Mortimer Acker, E.W. Dorsey, A.W. Brobst and Henry Gauft.

Church dedication

The St. Alphonsus Church, at Alfonia, the German settlement in Peru township, which has been undergoing extensive repairs, enlargement and alterations for several months past, has been completed and today at 10 o’clock the dedicatory services will take place with much pomp and ceremony.

Last night a company of young men on horseback, accompanied by the German settlement band, came into town to escort Mgr. Boft and other clergy to the Settlement, the latter having come from the east on the 6 o’clock train.

— Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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