|Miss Bessie Todd|
Miss Bessie Todd, widely known teacher of piano in Crestline
and Galion Passed away Monday afternoon October 2, 1950, 2:50
p.m. in Galion City Hospital where she has been a patient for
the past five weeks. She had been in declining health the past
Susanna Thoman, who was of German parentage, was born in Walhilben, Germany, 83 years ago. She came to this country about 1832 and in the following year was married in New York moving 11 years later to Crestline, Ohio.
This town now stands on their farm site. After her husband's death she took up her home with her daughter Mrs Chittiek. Her noble life was spent om the doing the kind and loving acts, and in the eight years of her residence in this city, she won true and fast friends who will miss the soothing influence of her cheerful words in their daily lives.
This morning shrouded in the dress which her husband presented to her on his trip across the wide ocean, she lay in quiet peace while the last tribute on earth of sorrow, love and respect were paid by her children and friends.
Revs. Broomfield and Hollingsworth conducted the service. Interment at Green Lawn Cemetery.
The deceased leaves six children, I.A. Thoman of San Diego Californina, Fred and J.C. Thoman of Lansing Michigan, W.G. Thoman, Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Susan Y. Lisk of Conner, Florida, and Mrs. Nettie Chittiek of this city. - Frankfort Evening News
Abstracted from the December 9, 1897 Crestline Advocate-Crestline Public Library