Shouder, Anna

Anna Shouder
April 20, 1872-July 12, 1948

Niles Daily Star, Tuesday, July 13, 1948, page 2, col. 2, microfilm Niles District Library

Anna Shouder, rural route, Berrien Springs, passed away at 6:24 p.m. Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Krause, Berrien Springs, after an illness of a few hours.

Her husband, Carl, died in 1944, and she leaves a son, Fred Shouder, Niles; two grandsons; one brother, August Trockenbrod, of Niles, and William Trockenbrod, of Elkhart, Ind., and Charles Trockenbrod, of Reeder, N.D.

Mrs Shouder was born on April 20,1872, in Ypsilanti, and came here from Three Rivers. She had lived here most of her life.

Friends may call at the Pifer funeral home, where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday by the Rev. Theo. Eisen, pastor of St. John's Evangelical and Reformed church. Burial will be in Silverbrook cemetery. Mrs. Shouder was a member of St. John's church.




Walters, Michael Dale

Michael Dale Walters
July 13, 1948

Niles Daily Star, Tuesday, July 13, 1948, page 2, col. 2, microfilm Niles District Library

Infant Son Dies

Michael Dale Walters, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Walters, South Bend, was still-born at 3 o'clock this morning at Memorial hospital, South Bend.

A service will be held at 10 am. Wednesday at the Hickey funeral home, South Bend, and burial will be in Silverbrook cemetery here at 10:30 a.m.

He is survived by a brother, Tim Leroy, 5, and a sister, Jenelle, 2; a great-grandmother, Mrs. Alice Mell and grandmother, Mrs. Alice Walters; an aunt, Mrs. Dale Burdick, all of Niles, and a grandparents, Mr.and Mrs. Fred Bourden, South Bend.



Forler, George A.

George A. Forler
April 17, 1862-May 31, 1947

Niles Daily Star, Monday, June 2, 1947, page 2, col. 5, microfilm Niles District Library

George A. Forler, 85, prominant grocer and civic leader, died Saturday, at 8:45 p.m. at Pawating hospital after six months' illness.

The son of George and Katherine Forler, pioneer residents of Niles, he was born here on April 17, 1862, and was married on Jan 10, 1894 to Dora Jane Spansail of Chicago.

He attended the Niles schools and a Detroit business college and on returning to Niles entered his father's grocery business, serving as manager until 1895, when he purchased his father's interest. He continued in this business until his retirement in 1935.

Maintaining a deep interest in civic affairs, he served as an alderman and as treasurer of the school board for two terms. He [illegible] in Niles of the Calanthe lodge No. 50, Knights of Pythias and was a member of the advisory board of the Niles Old Timers' asoscition[sic].

Besides his wife, he is survived by five daughters, the Misses Dorothy, Gladys, and Elizabeth Forler, all of Niles; Mrs. Paul Blackmond of Niles; and Mrs. William Bartholomew, Waynesburg, Pa.; four grandchildren, Mrs. Gilbert Lenning and Stephen Blackmond, Niles, and George and William Barthlomew[sic], of Waynesburg; two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Reinicke, Kent, O., and Mrs. Mrs. Oscar Massnick, Detroit, and a brother, Henry Forler, Detroit.

Christian Science services will be conducted by Charles Kitterer on Tuesday, at 2 p.m. at the Pifer funeral home, and committal rites will be conducted by the Knights of Pythias at Silverbrook cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home until the hour of services.

Niles Daily Star, Wednesday, June 4, 1947, page 2, col. 5, microfilm Niles District Library


Out-of-town relatives and friends who attended the funeral yesterday of George A. Forler included: Dr. and Mrs. William Bartholomew, Waynesburg, Pa.; Mrs. Joseph Reiniche, Kent, O.; Mrs. Oscar Missnich and Henry {illegible[, Detroit; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Harrison, Pomona, Cal.; Mrs. Ted Custer, San Diego, Cal.; Chief Petty Officer and Mrs. Richard Forler, Great Lakes, Ill.

Mrs. Charles Porter, Lake Geneva, Ill.; Alex Crawforrd, Belvidere, Ill.; Ray, Roy, and Melburn Crawford, Genoa, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Spansail and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Spansail, Chicago, Ill.; Mrs. Lillian Ambos, South Bend; and Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Blackmond, Dowagiac.


Fowler, Benton H.

Benton H. Fowler
abt. 1865-May 22, 1921

Niles Daily Star, Monday, May 23, 1921, page 1, col. 6, microfilm Niles District Library


Body Will be Brought to Niles From Michigan City for Burial Tomorrow


Benton H. Fowler, 56 years, a former resident of Niles, and a brother of Mrs. Frank Bair and Mrs. George Selfridge, died on Sunday morning at 9 o'clock at his home in Michigan City, his death following a prolonged illness from heart disease. He had been confined to his bed since last Dec. 21.

The body will be brought to Niles tomorrow and will be taken to the Methodist church where funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 o'clock by Rev. J. R. T. Lathrop. Burial will occur in Silver Brook cemetery. Mr. Fowler had been a faithful member of the Methodist church since his youth.

Mr. Fowler was born in Wilmington Del. When a boy of 7 years he came to Niles with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Forler[sic], and had resided in Niles since that time until nine years ago, when he went to Michigan City.  He is survived by his wife, who was formerly Miss Myrtle Bogue of Cassopolis; one daughter, Mrs. Ferne Chew, of Petoskey; by one brother, J. Wesley Fowler, of Dowagiac, and by two sisters, Mrs. Bair and Mrs. Selfridge. Two brothers, Walter and William Fowler, and two sisters, Laura and Mary, preceded Mr. Fowler in death.

Fraternally Mr. Fowler was identified with the Modern Woodmen of America.


Gallagher, Frank H.

Frank H. Gallagher
Sept. 11, 1870-Dec. 19, 1953

Niles Daily Star, Monday, December 21, 1953, page 2, col. 1, microfilm Niles District Library

Frank H. Gallagher, 83, of Third street, died at 12:10 p.m.  Saturday at Pawating Hospital. He had been in poor health since March.

Surviving are his wife, Clara; four daughters, Mrs. Arthur Marquette, of Santa Barbara, Calif., Mrs. William Bramhall and Mrs. Robert Williams, of Evanston, Ill., and Mrs. Mary Franzen, of Washington, D.C.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Gallagher was born on Sept. 11, 1870, at Fort Smith, Arks., and came here from Chicago eight years ago.

Friends may call at the Pifer Funeral Home, where services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, with the Rev. John G. Carlton, rector, of Trinity Episcopal Church, officiating. Burial will be in Silverbrook Cemetery.