Tuesday, June 19, 2012

A search for Stotler in the Newspaper Archive

Stotler siblings
George Henry, Mary Hay and John Harrison Stotler
This is a photo of the Stotler siblings from 1879 and was taken in Bedford, Iowa. Mary was born in 1864, George Henry was born in 1865 and John Harrison was born in 1867. I'm not certain why they were in Bedford, Iowa in 1879. According to various census documents, in 1870 they were in Piatt county, Illinois. In 1875, they were in Nobles County, Minnesota and in 1880 they were back in Illinois.

Today I'm also posting some notes I found in the Newspapers listed on Newspaperarchive.com. People with IP addresses in Wisconsin can access the archive for free via http://www.badgerlink.net courtesy of the State of Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. These posts give a bit of detail on George and John Stotler from 1890 to 1902. I'm searching for more details about what happened to Rev. John H. Stotler after his brother died in 1902. According to these articles, Rev. Stotler moved around quite a bit from Ohio to Indiana to Illinois preaching at various Christian churches. There might be more to find, but I will look again another day.

Hamilton Daily Republican, Hamilton, Ohio, Thursday, February 23, 1893, Page 2
Rev. J. H. Stotler commenced a series of special services last night at the Disciple church to continue as long as it is thought advisable by pastor and members. He is a young man of a great deal of ability and it is to be hoped that his ministering here will be very prosperous.

Hamilton Daily Republican, Hamilton, Ohio, Saturday, March 04, 1893, Page 8.
Church of Christ. J. H. Stotler, pastor. Preaching in the morning at 10:30 and in the evening at 7 o'clock. U. P. S. C. E. a 5:30 Sunday evening.

Logansport Pharos Tribune, Logansport, Indiana, Saturday, August 18, 1894, Page 4
Rev. J. H. Stotler, of Eaton, Ohio, is in the city. [Pharos, Indiana]

Logansport Reporter, Logansport, Indiana, Thursday, October 04, 1894, Page 8
Rev. J. H. Stotler, formerly of Eaton, O. was the guest of his brother, G. H. Stotler here last night. He takes charge of the Christian congregation at Burlington, [Indiana?].
This makes sense since George Henry Stotler was a student at Purdue University in the 1892/1894 time period. John H. Stotler was a pastor in Eaton, Ohio.

Logansport Reporter, Logansport, Indiana, Tuesday, October 01, 1895, Page 6:
G. H. Stotler, who has been employed at Keesling's drug store for the past two years, left yesterday, for Indianapolis, to begin a course of study at the Indiana Medical college.

Daviess County Democrat, Washington, Indiana, Saturday, May 04, 1901, Page 3:
Tuesday's Daily - Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Stotler where in the city today from Mt Carmel Ill.

Decatur Daily Review, Decatur, Illinois, Tuesday, February 11, 1902, Page 1
Quits Pulpit to Nurse.
Centralia, Ills Feb 11 — The Rev J H Stotler, pastor of the Christian church here, has resigned. His successor has not been selected. Mr Stotler will go at once to Indianapolis to care for a brother who recently became a confirmed invalid.
His brother George Henry Stotler died days later on Feb 18, 1902, in Indianapolis.