Funeral and Marriage Records from the Church Book of the
Evangelical Lutheran Church
in Washington Township, Darke County, Ohio.

Also known as the Dininger Church



Funerals under C.H. Althoff
Funerals under C.H. Mayer
Funerals under W.F. Benzin
Marriage Records


Funerals under C.H. Althoff from the "Church Record of Emanuels Congregation of the Evan. Lutheran Church in Washington Township, Darke Co. Ohio."


John Victor LINDEMUTH son of William Lindemuth & wife was born January 5th 1867, baptised December 15th 1867, died March 6th 1868 & was buried at Emanuels Church March 7th 1868. Funeral services ????? [unreadable]

Charles DEININGER, son of Louis Deininger & wife was born July 12 1871, baptised August 27th 1871, died May 15th 1873, & was buried May 16th 1873 by Rev. C. H. Althoff.

Cathrine HEIM wife of Samuel Heim, was born Oct 9th 1800 in Union County Pa, died Aug 8th & on Aug 15 she was buried at the Emanuels Church by C. H. Althoff.

David H. ABRAMS, was born Sep 26th 1806 in the state of Penn, died on the 24th day of October 187[3] & was buried on the 26th day of October 187[3] by C.H.A.

Jacob DEININGER was born November 1798 in Wuertenberg (Germany), baptised in his early infancy, died on the 11th day of June 1875 & was buried on the 13th day of June 1875 by C.H.A.

Ezra [?] WAGNER was born May 31st 1873, baptized July 20th 1875, died on the 5th of October 1877 & buried Oct 7th 1877. C. H. Althoff

Ameline GEBHART was born September 21st 1833 in Montgomery Co. O. baptized on the 20 of October 1833, and died on the first of April and was buried on the 2nd April 1878 by Rev. C.H. Althoff.

Sarah Cathrine STEVENS was born the [5]th of May 1861, died on the 7th of January 1878 and on the following day was buried. The funeral service was preached by C.H. Althoff

David [?] LINDEMUTH was born January 20th 1877, died July 20th 1879 and was buried July 22nd 1879 by C. H. Althoff

Ira DININGER, son of John D. & his wife, was born August 31st 1858, died Oct 8th 1879 and was buried Oct 10th 1879. C. H. Althoff

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Funerals under C.H. Mayer from the "Church Record of Emanuels Congregation of the Evan. Lutheran Church in Washington Township, Darke Co. Ohio."


Barbara HENNING was born in Heidelberg, Dauphin Co. Pa. Febr. 13th 1802. She was baptized by Rev. H.I. Lochmann. Died Aug. 15th 1881. Was buried Aug. 17th 1881. Aged 79 yrs. 6 months & 2 days.

Henry WAGONER was born Aug. 22nd 1825, died July 2nd 1881. Was buried July 3rd 1881. Aged 55 yrs. 10 months and 5 days.

Sarah Elizabeth BLACK was born near Greenville O. on the 8. of June 1857. Baptized by Rev. Isaac Hursch. Died Sept. 3rd 1881, aged 24 yrs, 2 mo. and 25 days. Was buried Sept. 4th 1881.

Mary Catherine WADE, was born in Shelby Co. Ind. on June 19th A.D. 1854. She was baptized by Rev. Chas. Koerner Oct. 11th 1863. Confirmed in 1879 by Rev. C.H. Althoff. She died Oct. 15th 1882; was buried Oct. 21st 1882.

Gracie, daughter of Samuel LOTT and his wife Harriet was born in Greenville, Darke Co. Ohio, on March 5th 1884; she died March 8th 1884, aged 3 days. Was buried March 9th 1884.

Bessie, infant daughter of Samuel LOTT and his wife Harriet, was born in Greenville O. on March 5th 1884. She was baptized on Mar. 9th 1884, and died on the same day, aged 5 days. Her burial took place on Mar. 10th 1884.

Laura Viola, daughter of David and Anna COLEMAN was born in Blackford Co. Ind. Nov. 27th 1882. She died June 20th 1884, aged 1 yr. 7 mo. 24 days. She was buried June 22/84.

Luella LEYSER was born in Darke Co. O on Sep. 12th 1867. She died July 30th 1885, aged 17 yrs. 10 mo. 18 days. Buried Aug. 1st 1885.

Absolom SHADE was born in Johnstown [Jonestown], Lebanon Co Pa., on Nov. 13th 1812. He died on Jan. 8th 1886, aged 78 yrs., 1 mo. & 25 days. buried Jan. 11/86.

Michael W. DININGER was born in Montgomery Co. O., Jan 29 A.D. 1833. He died May 5 1887, aged 54 yrs., 3 mo, and 6 days. Buried May 7th 1887.

Christine HENNING was born in Heidelberg Pa. April 30th 1809. She died on May 22. 1887, aged 78 yrs, 22 days. buried May 24th 1887.

Katharine WILLIAMS was born in Greenville Township Darke Co. O. on April 14th 1872. Died July 3rd 1887, aged 15 yrs. 2 mo., 19 days. Buried July 4th 1887.

Jacob W. COX, born in Darke Co. Ohio on Aug. 12. A.D. 1841. Died Oct. 13th A.D. 1887, aged 46 yrs, 2 mo, and one day. Buried Oct. 15/87.

Golda WALTZ, daughter of John Waltz and Rosa, his wife, maidenname Williams, was born in Union City O. March 31st 1888; died April 6th 1888, buried April 8th 1888.

Katharine HEFFNER was born in Berks Co. Pa. April 6th 1821. She died March 13th 1889, aged 67 yrs., 11 mo. and 7 days. Was buried March 15th 1889.

Susan Anna WILLIAMS was born in Montgomery Co. Ohio June 1816. she died July 8th 1889 and was buried on the 10th of July 1889, aged 73 years.

Effie Gertrude ESSICK was born in Darke Co. Ohio on June 21st 1855. Oct. 14. 1855 she was bpatized by Rev. I. Hirsch. She died August 5th 1889, aged 34 yrs., 1 month, and 15 days. buried Aug. 7. 1889.

Orville, Son of John SANDO, and his wife Ella, nee Stephens, was born in Bloomertown, Darke Co. Ohio on Dec. 7th 1887; baptized early in infancy. He died Nov. 15 1889, aged 1 yr. 11 mo. 8 days. Buried Nov. 17th 1889.

Sarah SHOE, nee Bookmaster, wife of Abraham Shoe, was born in Holmes Co. O on Oct. 7th 1843 She died December 1st 1890, aged 46 years, 1 month, and 24 days. Buried Dec. 3/90.

Lucinda STEPHENS, nee Heime, the daughter of Samuel and Katharine Heime, was born in Montgomery Co, O. (Germantown) on Aug. 7. 1833, baptized and confirmed in the Ev. Luth. Church. She died in Darke Co. O. on the 6th day of April 1891; buried April 8th 1891.

Francis Carl BOOKWALTER, Son of H.S. Bookwalter & his wife Margaret, nee Stephens, was born at Anna, Shelby Co., O. Oct. 28th 1890; died April 29, 1891; buried May 1. 1891.

Tobias STAVER was born in Dauphin Co. Pa. Feb 8. 1804, baptized & confirmed in Lutheran Church. He died Jan. 12, 1892, aged 87 yrs. 11 mo. & 4 days. Buried Jan. 15/92.

Samuel HEIM was born in Union Co. Pa. on Feb. 24th 1800, baptized & confirmed in Lutheran Church. He died Jan 23. 1892, aged 91 yrs, 10 mo. & 30 days. Buried Jan. 26th 1892.

Sarah COLEMAN was born in Lebanon Co. Pa on July 21st 1815; baptized & confirmed in Lutheran Church. She died May 6th 1892; aged 76 yrs., 9 mo. 6 days. Buried May 9th 1892.

Lydia STAVER, nee Henning, was born in Montgomery Co. O. Aug. 17th 1819, baptized & confirmed by Rev. Dill at Germantown. She died June 24th 1892, aged 72 yrs. 10 mo. & 23 days.

Samuel HEFFNER was born in Berks Co., Pa. on Oct. 30th 1818; baptized & confirmed in the Lutheran Church. He died a Lutheran on January 26th 1893, aged 74 yrs, 2 mo. and 27 days. Buried on Jan 30/93.

Jonas DININGER was born in Germantown, Montgomery Co., Ohio on Oct. 7th A.D. 1825, baptized by Rev. Hinacher & confirmed by Rev. Hursch. He died a faithful and consistent Lutheran on March 27th 1893, aged 67 years, 5 mos., and 20 days. Funeral March 29th 1893.

Belle M. SALADIN wife of John F. Saladin was born in [?]Emphermia, O. Jan. 31 1849, died Nov. 25, 1901, aged 52 yrs, 9 mo. 25 days.

Margaret DININGER, maiden-name Swank, was born in Germantown, Montgomery Co., Ohio, on Sept. 18 A.D. 1806, baptized & confirmed in the Lutheran faith, & a consistent member of the Church till death. She was the wife of Jacob Dininger, deceased. She died Nov. 20. 1893, aged 87 years, 2 mo. & 2 days. Buried Nov. 22 1892. Text, Rev. 2, 10.

Edward Lewis HENNING was born in Darke Co. O. Jan. 22. 1867. Baptized and confirmed on Febr. 3. 1896 by the undersigned; died Mar. 3, 1896; aged 29 yrs, 1 mo. 20 days.

Nathaniel HEFFNER, born in Berks Co. Pa., Oct. 1822, died Dec. 1. 1898, buried Dec. 3. 1898. Age 76 yrs.

John DININGER, born Montgomery Co., Ohio on Nov. 7. 1823; baptized and confirmed, died a blessed death Sept. 28, 1899; aged 75 yrs. 10 mo. & 21 days. Good Christian and firm Lutheran.

Daniel MILEY, born in Greenville Township, Darke Co. O. Mar. 2/48, baptized & confirmed, died Nov. 8/99.

Peter BRUMBAUGH born in Bedford Co. Pa. May 29 1835. died Nov. 27. 1899.

Susan Emaline WILLIAMS, born in Millville, O. April 12, 1850, died Feb. 28. 1900. Buried by C.H. Mayer.

Lewis C. STEPHENS, Son of John & Mary Stephens nee Dininger, was born in Greenville Township, Darke co. O. Feb 19 1858. He was baptized, and confirmed in the year 1877. True till death, which occurred Jan. 3. 1901. He was aged 42 yrs. 16 months and 14 days. Curied Jan. 6. 1901.

Dorothea HEFFNER, born in Montgomery Co. O. on Jan. 25. 1828, baptized June 1. 1828 by Rev. A. Hinkle; confirmed 1877, married to S. Heffner 1850, died Nov. 30. 1902, aged 74 yrs. 10 mo. 5 days. buried Dec. 2, 1902.

Anna Margaret DININGER, daughter of Lewis and Achie Dininger, was born near Greenville on June 19, 1867, baptized Aug. 29, 1869 by Rev. H. Hockman; confirmed Feb. 17. 1884 by the undersigned; died Jan. 8 1903, aged 33 yrs. 7 mo. & 19 days. Buried Jan. 11 1903.

Henry WEAVER, born in Montgomery Co. O. on Feb. 8 1815, baptzied & confirmed; died June 14, 1903, aged 88 yrs. 4 mo. 6 days, buried June 16. 1903.

Grace Omba HUFNAGLE, daughter of Edward Hufnagle & Mary, nee Meadows; born in Greenville Nov. 9, 1887; died July 26. 1903, aged 15 yrs. 8 mo. 16 days.

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Funerals by W.F. Benzin:


Mrs. Jacob DININGER, nee Bechtolt, born in Warren Co. O. April 1, 1841, baptized and confirmed; died Jan. 5, 1906, age 64yrs. 9 mo. 4 da, buried Jan 6, 1906.

Mrs. Isaac HENNING born in Washington Twp., Darke Co.

Mrs. Catharine LINDEMUTH (nee Henning) born in Montgomery Co., Ohio April 17, 1810; died Jan 26, 1909; buried Jan 28, 1909.

Miss Lura HENNING was [born] June 7th 1890 in Washington Township, Darke Co. O. baptized and instructed in the doctrines of Holy Scriptures, died Jan. 1st 1910, buried Jan. 4, 1910.

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DININGER CHURCH MARRIAGES

[Marriages by C.H. Althoff:]

Francis M. Wagoman to Matilda Buckmaster....................Oct. 12 1871
Philip Coleman to Caroline Harris.....................................July 14th 1872
George W. Maurer to Mary S. Heffner...........................Aug. 20th 1874
H.S. Bookwalter to Margaret Stevens.............................Dec. 16th 1877
John D. Coleman to Annie Crawford..............................January 5th 1878
Jasper D. McClure to Louisa A. Heffner...................February 16th 1874

Marriages under C.H. Mayer Pastor

John W. Kuhnle to Mary E. Fall........................................Oct. 16th 1882
W.T. Fitzgerald to Kittie Dininger...................................Nov. 16th 1882
Horace Black to Mary Horn.............................................Feb. 18th 1883
Samuel A. Lott to Hattie A. Risser....................................Apr. 26th 1883
J.C. Henning & Mary C. Stump.......................................Dec. 20th 1883
George Ruh & Tollie Henning..........................................Dec. 20th 1883
William E. Wise to Wilhelmine C. Mohr............................Feb. 21st 1884
J.N. Dininger to Hallie C. Rothhaas.................................June 12th 1884
John Sando to Ella Stephens............................................Nov. 20th 1884
J.C. Leyser to Luella Stahl..............................................Mar. 22nd 1885
Charles Wills to Martha C.Gilbert...................................May 13th 1886
Sampson Haworth to Eliz.Wagner.................................Sept. 18th 1885
C.E. Breaden to Elnora Smith.........................................June 22nd 1886
John N. Aschmann & Sarah L.Hays..............................Nov. 11th 1886
John Rentz & Mary Glander...........................................May 11th 1886
D.B. Thompson & Jennie Cole.......................................Nov. 24th 1887
Samuel Heffner & Paulina O.King...................................May 22. 1888
Neal Wills & Emma Westfall..............................................June 3. 1888
Lewis Stephens & Dora Nowlin........................................May 6th 1890
Jacob L. Heffner & Emma J. House...............................Dec. 11th 1890
William J. Stephens & Alice Pebworth.............................Sept. 6th 1891
Samuel L. Sellers to Phebe J. Westfall............................Sept. 24. 1891
James Keihl to Nancy J. Wagoman.................................Sept. 26. 1891
William Haller to Rosa Allspaugh....................................Sept. 29. 1891
Thaddeus Barr to Pearl Henning......................................Dec. 23/ 1891
John C. Trittschuh to Lizzie Ebeling.......................................Jan. 20/92
Joshua Calvin Trump to Flora Estella Dininger........................Mar. 3/92
Alva A. Stephens to Hattie Garland.................................Feb. 21. 1893
Samuel W. Reef to Lillie May Puterbaugh........................Oct. 11. 1894
Stephen A. Rhoades & Clara E. Stephens........................Jan. 29. 1895
Clara Sophia Hufnagle & John L. Dininger..........................Mar. 28/95
John C. Stephens & Malinda B. Johnston.......................Nov. 19. 1895
William W. Barnett & Anna B. Steinhilber......................Oct. 17. 1896
Mary Anna Kemmerer & Daniel Miley............................June 20. 1897
Charles Henning and Elizabeth Dininger...................December 9. 1897
Mr. J.H. Turner and Miss M. A. Geeting...............November 25/ 1897
Able Mann & Margaret Puterbaugh....................................Dec. 13/98
Charles Shepherd and Kate Wiseman..............................Sept. 7. 1899
Dennis Marker & Artie Belle Long....................................Oct. 1. 1899
Wm. J. Sebring & Esta L. McClure..................................Nov. 1. 1900
Jacob Labig & Daisy G. Cable..........................................Jan. 10. 1901
Cyrus McLain & Addie L. Brewer...................................Feb. 27, 1901
Louis Wagner & Laura Vaughan......................................Sep. 24. 1902

[Marriages by W.F. Benzine:]

Elias Augustus Howell & Catharine Elizabeth Lindamuth................March 10, 1908
Albert August Suter & Bessie Grace Dininger...................................June 25, 1908

Note: The words "In Jail" precede the marriage of Samuel W. Reef and Lillie May Puterbaugh. I do not know who this was written by but it appears to be in the same hand as the recording of the marriage.

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