Sunday, March 30, 2014

Death Certificate : Adam Holzhauer (1845-1910), Erie County, Ohio

"Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 30 Mar 2014), Adam Holzhauer, 07 Oct 1910; citing Huron, Erie, Ohio, reference cn 54608; FHL microfilm 1952609.
Located the death certificate of Adam Holzhauer (1845-1910), husband of Mary Elizabeth (Haley) Holzhauer, at FamilySearch.  A couple of things stand out about this death certficate.

First of all, the cause of death - strangulation due to hanging himself - suicide.  Such a sad ending.  

Next, the date of death is not filled out, only the date of burial.  Did they not know when exactly he died?  Was he not found for some time?  Perhaps a newspaper search will yield some clues.

The informants name given as Frank A. Holzhauer of Buckingham, Illinois. This was his son, now I have another location to research.

Adam is buried at the Scotts (now Scott Union) Cemetery in Huron, Erie County, Ohio with his wife.  They both have memorial pages at

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