Neib, Edward

Edward Neib (Nieb)
1853-Oct. 27, 1924

Niles Daily Star, Tuesday, October 28, 1924, page 8, col. 5, microfilm Niles District Library

Edward Neib, 71, Dead; Long Ill


Edward Neib, 71, a well known and highly respected resident of this section for more than 60 years, died on Monday evening at 10 o'clock at his home, three miles west of Niles. His death followed about eighteen months of illness from a complication of diseases.

Mr. Neib was born at Harris Prairie, Ind.  When a youth of about 11 years he came to Niles and had always since lived on the farm where his death occurred.

He had always followed the occupation of a farmer. He is survived by a widow, who was formerly Mary Opelt, of Mishawaka, and by two children, Mrs. Gus Klingbell, of Mishawaka, Ind., and Howard Neib, of Niles, and the following sisters and brothers, Mrs. Dolph Sackman, Mrs. David Young and Chris Neib, of Niles; Jacob Neib, of Mishawaka, and John Neib, of Long Beach, calif.

The funeral services will be conducted at the home Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock by Rev. H.T. Scherer, pastor of the Presbyterian church. Burial will take place in Silver Brook cemetery.

Throughout his long residence in this section, Mr. Neib and had made many friends by whom he was highly regarded, and who deeply mourn his death.

Niles Daily Star, Wednesday, October 29, 1924, page 4, col. 2, microfilm Niles District Library


Funeral services for Edward Neib will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock instead of 3 o'clock as announced. Rev. H.T. Scherer will conduct the service. Among the surviving relatives of Mr. Neib, omitted from the obituary sketch Tuesday are three grandchildren to whom he was devoted. They are the son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Neib, and the children of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Klingbell.

NB: Name is spelled "Neib" in this obituary but is spelled "Nieb" in other records including the cemetery index.


Shaffer, Sarah Emma File (Stewart)

Sarah Emma File Shaffer
Abt. 1859-Oct. 20, 1935

Niles Daily Star, Monday, Oct. 21, 1935, page 1, col. 3, microfilm Niles District Library

Mrs. Sarah Shaffer, Ex-Niles Woman, Dies


Mrs. Sarah Emma File Shaffer, 76, died early Sunday morning at the home of her niece, Mrs. Edward Ley, 1014 Hill street, South Bend, after an illness of several years.

Mrs. Shaffer leaves her husband, Conrad Shaffer, South Bend; a brother, Amos Stewart, and a nephew, Claude Stewart, of Niles, and the niece at whose home she died.

Mrs. Shaffer lived in Niles until about 15 years ago when she moved to South Bend. She was better known here as Mrs. Sarah Emma File, her second marriage having occurred after she left Niles.

The body was brought to the Price and Kiger funeral home where friends may call until the hour of the services.  The funeral will be held at Price and Kiger's Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock the Rev. T.O. Lee of the Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in Silverbrook cemetery.

Niles Daily Star, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 1935, page 2, col. 1, microfilm Niles District Library


Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Emma File Shaffer, 76, who died Sunday at the home of her niece in South Bend, were held this afternoon in the Price and Kiger chapel.  The Rev. T.O.Lee, of the Methodist church, officiated. Burial was in Silverbrook cemetery.

Bordner, Nellie (Dick)

Nellie Bordner
March 24, 1902-May 22, 1919

Niles Daily Sun, Thursday, May 22, 1919, page 1, col. 2, microfilm Niles District Library


Mrs. William Bordner, Aged 17, a Victim of Peritonitis.


Mrs. William Bordner, aged 17 years, died this morning at 7:10 o'clock at her home, 711 Brown avenue, after a few days' illness with peritonitis.

Mrs. Bordner was formerly Miss Nellie Dick, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Dick, who reside about five miles north of Niles. She was born in March 1902. On Christmas eve, 1918, she was married to William Bordner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bordner, who reside also on Brown avenue, on what was formerly the Gimlin property.  Besides her husband and parents, Mrs. Bordner is survived by three sisters and one brother who are: Mrs. John Huss, Dailey; Mrs. Crystal Killinger, Minerva, O.; Mrs. Crystal Killinger, Minerva, O.;[sic] Earl Dick, who resides with his parents.

The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. A.W. Lyons will officiate. Burial will occur at Silver Brook cemetery.

Niles Daily Star, Thursday, May 22, 1919, page 1, col. 3, microfilm Niles District Library



Mrs. William Bordner, aged 17, died this morning at 7 o'clock at her home, 711 Bond street, following a few days illness of peritonitis.

Deceased was born in Hicksville, Ohio, March 24, 1902. She was married December 1918 to William Bordner of this city.

Besides the huseband[sic] she is survived by her parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Edward Dick; three sisters, Mrs. John Tillinger, Minerva, Ohio; Mrs. John Huss, Daily; and Miss Ora Dick of Berrien Springs and one brother, Earl Dick of Niles.

The young woman was highly esteemed and her death comes as a great shock to all who knew her.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from the house.  Rev. A.W. Lyons officiating. Burial will occur in Silver Brook cemetery.

Stephens, Terry Lee

Terry Lee Stephens
Dec. 27, 1943-Nov. 7, 1944

Stephens Infant Dies in Hospital


Terry Lee Stephens, 10 month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Stephens, Route 4, died at noon Tuesday in Pawating hospital following a month's illness.

The infant was born Dec. 27, 1943.

Surviving are the parents; the grandparents, Mrs. Martha Lambert and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nichols, Niles; three brothers, Larry, Wilbert and Jerry Stephens, and a sister, Peggy Joan Stephens.

Services will be conducted in the Pifer funeral home Thursday at 10 a.m. by the Rev. G.A. Steeby, pastor of the First Evangelical church. Burial will be in Silverbrook cemetery.

Niles Daily Star, Wednesday, November 8, 1944, page 2, col. 1, microfilm Niles District Library

Sernstrom, John R.

John R. Sernstrom
Nov. 12, 1842-June 27, 1921

Niles Daily Star-Sun, Monday, June 27, 1921, page 6, col. 4, microfilm Niles District Library


The death of John R. Sernstrom, a brother of Miss Sophia Sernstrom, who died at the home of Mrs. Ollie Otteson, 808 Ferry Street, Friday evening, followed that of his sister by a short time.  Mr. Sernstrom dying this morning at 11:30 o'clock at Mrs. Otteson's home.  The body of Miss Sernstrom was taken to the Newell undertaking rooms where it was planned to hold the funeral services today. However, on account of her brother's death, this service was postponed until arrangements could be completed for a double funeral services.

Niles Daily Star-Sun, Tuesday, June 28, 1921, page 6, col. 4, microfilm Niles District Library

A DOUBLE FUNERAL service for Miss Sophia Sernstrom and her brother, John R. Sernstrom, were conducted this afternoon by Rev. Alfred Trenerry, pastor of the First Baptist church, at the O.L. Newell funeral home. Burial occurred at Silver Brook Cemetery.  The deaths of the brother and sister occurred within less than three days of each other.