Halbritter, Sue Ann

Sue Halbritter
Aug. 25, 1945-March 2, 1947

Niles Daily Star, Monday, March 3, 1947, page 2, col. 5, microfilm Niles District Library


Services will be held Tuesday afternoon at the Reiser-Driger chapel for Sue Halbritter, 18-mmonth-old daughter of Mr.and Mrs. Theodore L. Halbritter, 231 Bond street. She succumbed Sunday morning at Pawating hospital.

Born Aug. 25, 1945, the child had been in ill health since her recovery from an attack of polio-myelitis early this fall.

Besides her parents, she is survived by a twin sister, Sandra Kaye, a brother, Theodore L. Halbritter, III, and her grandparents, Mr.and Mrs. Theodore Halbritter, Sr. Sioux Fall, S.D., and Mr. and Mrs. John Montgomery, Buchanan.  Her father, chief pharmacist's mate in the navy, was home on liberty from Great Lakes, Ill., over the weekend. Mrs. Halbritter is the former Ruthe E. Montgomery, Buchanan.

Friends may call at the Reiser-Krieger chapel, where the Rev. Melvin Martin, First Church of Christ, Buchanan, will conduct services Tuesday  at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Silverbrook cemetery.




Harger, Melville E.

Melville E. Harger
Sept. 29, 1854-Oct. 21, 1932

Niles Daily Star, Friday, October 21, 1932, page 1, col. 6, microfilm Niles District Library



Melville E. Harger, 78, a resident of Berrien county for 75 years, died this morning at 2:30 in his home two miles north of Niles on M-40. He had been in ill health from heart diease[sic] for several months.  For the last four weeks he had been confined to his bed.

Mr. Harger was born in Lorraine, Ohio, on Sept. 29, 1854. When he was a child of three years he was brought to Michigan by his parents. They located in Berrien county, and he had since resided here. Mr. Harger was married to Inez Young on March 31, 1881 and last year they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. Mrs. Harger died last January.

Immediately after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Harger went to housekeeping in the farm home which was their home until their deaths.  Of the five children born to them four survive their father. The children are Mrs. Otto Waltsgott of Pasadena, Calif., who has been at her father's home for several weeks on account of his illness, Claude Harger, Mrs. Florence Eager and Reginald Harger.  Another son, Carol Harger, died in 1910.  Two daughters of the latter are among the 13 surviving grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. Clyde R. Young of Eau Claire, also survives.

Throughout his lifetime Mr. Harger engaged in the business of farming. He was a member of the board of review of Niles township at the time of his death, an office to which he had been elected for several consecutive years.

The funeral services will be held in the home on Sunday afternoon at 2:30.  The Rev. G.W. Simon, pastor of the Presbyterian church, of which Mr. Harger was a member, will officiate. Burial will be made in the family lot in Silverbrook cemetery.

Note: Headline is apparently incorrect.





Hill, Ethel D.

Ethel D. Hill
Aug. 31, 1879-July 1, 1948

Niles Daily Star, Friday, July 2, 1948, page 2, col. 5, microfilm Niles District Library

Mrs. Ethel D. Hill, 68, rural route one, wife of J.F. Hill, died Thursday evening at Pawating hospital after 10 months illness.  Born in Sodus township August 31, 1879, she came here from Millburg in 1917.  She was a member of the local Home Economics club. Surviving, besides her husband, are two sons, John D., and Clifford K., both of Niles; and one brother, Melvin Moore, Eau Claire. Funeral services will be held at the Kiger funeral home at 2 p.m. Monday; the Rev. G.A. Steeby, pastor of the First Evangelical United Brethren church, will officiate. Burial will be in Silverbrook cemetery.


Hinderer, Lina (Gerber)

Mrs. Otto A. (Lina) Hinderer
1877-March 1947

Niles Daily Star, Thursday, March 6, 1947, page 2, col. 5, microfilm Niles District Library


The ashes of Mrs. Otto A. Hinderer, who died in Wolfesboro, N .H., early this week, were interred this afternoon in Silverbrook cemetery, with services conducted by the Rev. Theodore Greenhoe, of the First Presbyterian church.

Mrs. Helen Harrison, of Wolfesboro, and Mrs. Albert Hall, of New York city, nieces of the deceased, were here to attend the services, and were guests of the Misses Emma and Berta Hinderer, in their home at 221 Bond street.  Mrs. Hinderer was the wife of the Misses Hinderer's brother, Otto, who resided in Chicago.


Hinkle, Emma

Emma Hinkle
April 26, 1869-July 10, 1948

Niles Daily Star, Monday, July 12, 1948, page 2, col. 6, microfilm Niles District Library

Mrs. Emma Hinkle, 79, 321 Brookfield, died at 4:07 p.m. Saturday at Pawating hospital after a brief illness. She was born in St. Joseph county April 26, 1869 and came here from Mendon in 1894. She was the wife of W.S. Hinkle who died Feb. 4, 1946. Surviving are one son, Vern Hinkle, of Niles; one grandson, and one sister, Mrs. Albert Gross, Niles. Services were to be held today at 4 p.m. at the Pifer funeral home; the Rev. L. George Beacock, pastor of the First Methodist church, where Mrs. Hinkle was a member, will officiate. Burial will be in Silverbrook cemetery.