Saint Elizabeth Cemetery

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Butler Twp.
Mercer County

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For those that are perhaps seeing these transcriptions for the first time, the transcriptions may give on first glance, the appearance of a great many typos, so I feel obligated to explain that the abundance of y, m, and d represent abbreviations for year, month and day. Although you will find most engravers follow similar patterns, it seems there are several different abbreviations used to represent these three time terms including: y, yr, yrs, yr's & years; m. mo, mos, mo's, and months; d. da, das, da's, and days and on rare occasions, h, hr, hrs, hr's, and hours. I tend not to use commas except to separate surname from given name, given name from date, except where found on actual inscription, same goes for the [.] (period). When you see the symbol [_] (underscore), I use it to represent missing or unreadable letters, or if a lot of letters are unreadable I may express it by several periods, such as Jos...h . Sometimes you will find raised letters such as "c" in surnames such as in McClain, or if the engraver added smaller letters that were left out and added later, when I encounter them, tend to express them, when possible, as found on the stone. Sometimes engravers will use the latin term Æ or æ, this is just a term that generally replaces the word "aged". One last comment, all actual text found engraved, will come first in bold text. All comments, observations, personal knowledge remarks added by submitter, concerning an individual, but not inscribed on stone, will then proceed in regular text. ~R.M.Sizelove~

These tombstone photos have been generously donated by R.J. Staugler, on 25 Dec., 2006.
The most recent update to this page made on 29 Mar., 2007.

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Forsthoefel, William B., 1895 - 1950; Cecelia C., 1896 - 1979 William Bernard Forsthoefel, born July 9, 1895 in Carthagena, Mercer Co., OH, died April 29, 1950 in Sidney, Shelby Co., OH, buried May 3, 1950. He was the son of Frank & Mary Margaret (Staugler) Forsthoefel. William was a World War I Veteran, Click here to view his military memorial. PFC USArmy, WWI. Cecelia C. (Schwieterman) Forsthoefel, married William B. Forsthoefel on Jan. 11, 1921. Children of William & Cecelia: Paul Charles, Ruth M., Donald John, Kenneth William, Herbert Joseph, Thomas H., Joan Rita & James Lee.
Forsthoefel, Donald J., 1925 - 2006; Luetta H. (Siefring), 1926 - __ Donald john Forsthoefel, born june 2, 1925 in Coldwater, OH, died Sept. 24, 2006 in Coldwater, OH. He was buried Sept. 28, 2006. He is the son of William Bernard & Cecilia C. (Schwieterman) Forsthoefel. He married Luetta H. (Siefring) on June 10, 1950 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Philothea, OH. They are the parents of: Karen, Constance S., Robert Lee, Daniel B., Steven B. Donald was an Army Veteran of World War II.
Kallmeyer, Herman, 1860 - 1930 Herman Francis Kallmeyer, son of John Henry & Margaretha Maria (Droppleman) Kallmeyer, died Nov. 6, 1930 in Coldwater, Mercer Co., OH. Herman married Caroline (Obringer) on April 4, 1880 in Coldwater, OH. Children: Henry Andrew, Robert Henry, Louis Joseph.
Kallmeyer, Henry A., 1882 - 1956 Henry A.Kallmeyer was born Dec. 3, 1882 in Mercer Co., OH, died Oct. 3, 1956, same location. He is a son of Herman Francis & Caroline (Obringer) Kallmeyer.
Kallmeyer, Louis J., 1886 - 1929 Louis Joseph Kallmeyer, son of John Henry & Margaretha Maria (Droppelman) Kallmeyer, died July 7, 1929
Kallmeyer, Bessie E. (Fox), 1908 - 1983 Bessie was born April 14, 1908 & died June 30, 1983
Staugler, Charles J., TEC 4, US rmy, WWII, Nov. 5, 1919 - Nov. 12, 2001 Charles is a son of Charles John & Catherine Marie (Herman) Staugler. He was born in Coldwater and died in Coldwater, Mercer Co., OH.
Staugler, John, 1858 - 1953; Elizabeth, 1852 - 1926 John & Elizabeth (Schoch) were married June 3, 1881 in Mercer Co., OH. Children: Charles J. Staugler
Staugler, Ernestine E., Oct. 1, 1917 - Aug. 6, 1932 Ernestine Elizabeth was born in Coldwater, Mercer Co., OH and died there. She was the daughter of Charles John & Catherine Marie (Herman) Staugler.
Staugler, Herbert J., Oct. 9, 1911 - Dec. 8, 1922 Herbert John Staugler, son of Charles John & Catherine Marie (Herman) Staugler, was born in Carthagena, Mercer Co., OH, died from appendicitis at VanWert County Hospital.
Staugler, Robert E., Jun. 3, 1921 - Apr. 16, 1985; Charles J., Nov. 5, 1919 - Nov. 12, 2001; Joan M., Dec. 25, 1923 - __ Robert Ernest Staugler, son of Charles John & Catherine Marie (Herman) Staugler.
Staugler, Robert E., Private 1stClass, U.S. Army, World War II, June 3, 1921 - Apr. 16, 1985 Military marker for Robert, near family headstone.
Staugler, Ralph L., 1925 - 1985; Joan R. Ralph Louis Staugler, Sr., born Feb. 10, 1925 in Coldwater, Mercer Co., OH. he died Dec. 22, 1985 in Coldwater, OH. He is the son of Charles John & Catherine Marie (Herman)Staugler. He married Joan Rita (Forsthoefel)Staugler on May 2, 1953, Holy Trinity Catholic Church in coldwater, OH. Children: Ralph Louis, Jr., Richard Joseph, Theresa Ann, Randall Paul and Rodney Charles.
Click here to view Ralph, Sr.'s military marker.PFC U.S. Army, World War II Military Veteran
Staugler, "Randy" P., June 25, 1957 - June 27, 1993 Randall "Randy" Staugler, born June 25, 1957 in Coldwater, OH, died June 27, 1993 in Coldwater, Oh, buried June 30, 1993. Son of Ralph louis, Sr. & Joan Rita (Forsthoefel) Staugler. He was the husband of Julie Denise (Bonifas) Staugler, they married Nov. 14, 1981, has three children: Kain Louis, Tyler Douglas, and Quinn.
Staugler, Corporal U.S. Marine Corps, June 25, 1957 - June 27, 1993 Military marker for Randy, near family headstone. military service, Jan. 28, 1975 - Jan. 27, 1979 active duty. Company H, 2 nd Battalion, 2ndMarines, 2nd Marine Division, FMF Camp Lejeune, NC. Honorable Discharge Awarded Good Conduct Medal, Rifle Marksmanship Badge-Expert. Reserve Obligation expired Jan. 28, 1981.
Staugler Henry P. "Socks", 1887 - 1961; F. Irene (Miller), 1887 - 1961 Henry Paul Staugler, son of Charles John & Catherine marie (Herman) Staugler. He married Florence Irene Miller.
Staugler Catherine Marie, 1890 - 1967 Catherine Marie (Herman) Staugler, was born Nov. 12, 1890, died Feb. 4, 1967. She was the daughter of John Henry & Anna Maria (Kallmeyer) Herman. She married Charles John Staugler.

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