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John Tolle was born Mason County, Kentucky January 11, 1832.
Departed this live February 4, 1900, Age 68 years and 24 days
     Mr Tolle married in Versailles, Illinois 8 Apr 1857 Sarah E. Barker who survives him. From this union there remains nine children, one son and 8 daughters, and 10 grandchildren, also a brother & sister remain to mourn his death.
     Brother Tolle embraced Christianity in his early manhood and united with the Baptist Church while in the East; after he came west he united with the Church of the United Brethern.
     His funeral conducted from the M.E. Church by Rev. S.L. Bains, paster of U.B. Church of Norcatur, Kansas on February 5, and his remains were laid to rest in the Norcatur Cemetery there to await the call of his Lord and Savier.

The Oberlin Herold, Oberlin, Kansas 15 February 1900.
Contributed by Thoren Tolle Meyers.
(Extracted from microfilm at the Oberlin Museum)



     James Virgil Tolle died at the Wabash Hospital in Decatur, Friday morning, Jun 5 (1942) at eleven o'clock, after an illness of six weeks, at the age of fifty-two years. He was born at Versailles, Illinois, April 19, 1980, the son of the late Mr & Mrs George H. Tolle.
     On January 18, 1913, he was married to Eva Ehrgott of Griggsville, Ill. to this union one son, Delbert was born.
     An employee as operator of the Wabash Railroad for thirty years, his present position up until the time of his illness was at Cerro Gordo, Illinois. For twenty years his home was in springfield, Illinois.
     He leaves to mourn his death, both his wife and son, Delbert and his wife, also a half sister,, Mrs Hattie Clark of Monica Illinois. Two half brothers, Charles Tolle, and William Tolle preceded him in death, also a half sister, Mrs Letitia Davis. He also leaves to mourn a number of nieces and nephews.
     He was a member of I.O.O.F. No. 6 Springfield, O.R.T.B.A.R.E. Cerra Gordo, Rebekah Lodge and Lions Club.
     Short funeral services were held and the burial made in Versailles Cemetery Sunday afternoon.

Newspaper unknown, Illinois June 1942
Contributed by Phyllis (Tolle) Maze.


Eva Tolle

     LACOM -- Eva May Tolle, 98, of 710 N. Fulton St., formerly of Versailles, died at 6:53 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, 1991, at St. Joseph Nursing Home in Lacon.
     Born May 4, 1893, in Griggsville to Godfrey and Laura Dickerson Ehrgott, she married James Virgil Tolle on Jan. 17, 1913, in Griggsville. He died June 5, 1942. Four brothers and one sister also preceded her in death.
     Surviving are one son, Delbert G. of Lacon and one sister, Mrs. Phil (Blanche) Todd of Paxton; and several nieces and nephews.
     She was a private duty licensed practical nurse in the Springfield area.
     She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Lacon, Lilla Rebekah Lodge 63, Lilla Book Chapter, Auxiliary Encampment of IOOF Lodge, and the Order of Eastern Star, all of Springfield.
     Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Lenz Memorial Home, Lacon, the Rev. John McClimans officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the services at the memorial home. Burial will be in Versailles West Side Cemetery.
     Memorials may be made to Lacon-sparland Rescue 52 or her church.

The Journal Star, Peoria, Illinois, 12 November 1991
Contributed by Marilyn (Bour) Davis.


Mrs Crayton Tolle Dead

     Mrs Crayton Tolle died at her home in Franklin township last Saturday evening from a complication of ailments. She was sixty-five years old and is survived by her husband and a family of grown up children.
     The funeral was held at the residence Tuesday morning, conducted by Rev. Ad Singer, after which her remains were laid to rest in the Locust Grove cemetery.

The People's Defender, Adams County, Ohio, 13 July 1916
(She was the wife of Henry Clayton Tolle, spelled wrong here)
Contributed by Kathryn (Nixon) Miller.


Francis Marion Tolle, 84, of Maysville, died at Maysville, of pneumonia. He was born in Lewis Co. June 15, 1827. Survived by his wife who was Miss Nancy Tulley (who married when she was 17) and they lived together 62 years. Both were born and raised in Lewis Co. They never ad any children of their own but reared 18 adopted children. He was never a member of any church. Buried at Maysville.

Newspaper not noted, Maysville, Kentucky January 1912.
Contributed by Nancye (Poor) Stern.


     Mrs Nancy Dorcas Tolle, who was born at Cottageville, Ky., 79 years ago, died Wednesday at her home in Maysville. Survived by one sister and three brothers: Mrs Elizabeth Henderson, of Kansas and B.F. and Webb Tully, of Cabin Creek; and T.J. Tully, of Rectorville. Her husband died three years ago. Buried at Maysville.

Newspaper not noted, Maysville, Kentucky, October 1914.
Contributed by Nancye (Poor) Stern.


Uncle John Toll
Death of a Pioneer Resident of Noblesville

The Funeral

     "Uncle" John R. Toll, as he was familiarly known among his acquaintances, died at his residence on East Clinton Street at 5:10 o'clock Sunday evening of crysipeles of the face and head, aged 80, he had only been sick a week. The funeral will take place at the home of the deceased at 11 o'clock Tuesday morning. Rev B.A. Kemp officiating, and the remains will be interred in Crownland Cemetery.
     Mr Toll was born in Bourbon County, Kentucky, n 1819, and came to Indiana during the fore part of the fifties, locating at Fortville, where he remained less than a year and then moved to this city, which was but a small town of less than a hundred houses. The deceased remembered the time when the eastern portion of the city was a large sugar camp and he often told his friends of many interesting events conducted with the early history of the town.
     In 1845 he was united in marriage to Miss Jane McGuire. This union was blessed with eight children, three of whom are living - Mrs Nancy Kenworthy of Indianapolis; Edward of Strawtown, and William of Peru. Mrs Toll died in 1869 and the following year the deceased was married to Miss Sarah Siegel. Two children were born to them, only one of whom is living - Mrs Mary Anderson, of Shelbyville. His second wife died in 1874 and in 1875 he was united in wedlock to Eliza Garner, who survives.
     He was a member of the I.O.O.F. and Masons, but had not been active in the secret work of recent years. He joined the Methodist Church thirty-two years ago and remained a faithful member until the day of his death.
     He was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him. He was honorable and upright in all of his business transactions and possessed the faculty of doing well whatever he untertook. He was a considerate husband and an affectionate and indulgent father.

Newspaper not noted, Hamilton County, Indiana, 1899.
Contributed by Diana (Hiner) Gailbreath.



     Mrs John Toll died at the County Farm Saturday night at the age of eighty-seven. The funeral was held in the First M.E. Church at 2 o'clock, Monday afternoon. Rev. F.A. Hall officiating, and interment took place in Crownlawn cemetery. No children are living and she has only one grandchild - Harry Avery, of Anderson.
     Her death was the result of the infirmities of age. She has been failing gradually since she was taken to the institution about three years ago. John Toll, her husband who has been dead many years, was a plasterer by trade and worked in and around Noblesville a great many years ago. He will be remembered very well by some of the older residents of the city.

The Noblesville (Indiana) Daily Ledger, 29 Nov 1915.
Contributed by Diana (Hiner) Gailbreath.


WILLIAM TOLLE, Born in Fleming County, Kentucky, April 10, 1801, died at Mt Pleasant, Iowa, at 9:30 o'clock on Thursday evening, Sept 12, 1894, aged 93 years, 5 months and 3 days.
     Like a shock of grain fully matured, Father Tolle has been gathered home. His was a Christion life, without ........................ (several lines are badly blurred and unreadable) ........... His life experience has been elevating in its influence and useful to society.
     Father Tolle, as he was familiarly called, came to Iowa in 1849, then in his prime and vigor of his life,, He settled on a farm east of town and very soon identified himself with the interests of his section and state. He favored and encouraged every movement tending to the upbuilding of society, improvement, the elevation of the people.
     The Henry County Agricultural Society, from its first inception received his most hearty and enthusiastic support as did the organization of the grange movement, starting in the interests of the farming population, encouraging their meeting together for mutual discussion and protection. These old associations formed in connection with their enterprizes, were always held very sacred by Father Tolle, these old friends and associations very dear to him.
     Nothing gave him more satisfaction in life than to give appreciation, encouragement and pleasure to others. He seemed only to notice and speak the best in people, rarely was he ever heard to critisize unfavorably or in a factious or partisan spirit. Whatever was promising a good result, he favored according to his best knowledge and judgment.
     Father Tolle was first married in Kentucky, February 12, 1823 to Miss Sallie Ringo. By her he was blessed with four children, two sons and two daughters. The daughters, Mrs W.S. Grant, now living in Nebraska, and Mrs R.R. Grant resides in this city. The sons are both dead--Francis H. was a soldier in the late war, was taken prosoner near Menks Mills, Arkansas, was taken to Tyler, Texas, where he died from exposure and bad treatment.
     In June 1870, Mr Tolle met with the loss of the partner of his youth, one who for over fifty years had been his true and faithful helpmeet in every trial. After the death of his beloved wife Mr Tolle was left entirely alone, his two surviving children of mature age, having families of their own. Mr Tolle felt lonely and sadly bereft. After due consideration he married Mrs Mary A. Brown, Nov 27, 1870, widow of Rev. Cummings Brown. Mrs Tolle is the sister of our esteemed citizen Mr W.G. Saunders.
     Tolle resided on the farm east of town that he bought on first coming to Henry County. In 1881 he sold this farm and removed to Mt. Pleasant where he has since resided, and where he died.
     Commencing on the anniversary of his 80th birthday Mr Tolle's relatives and friends have made this the occasion for an annual gathering at his residence. After the first surprise Mr Tolle expected and was greatly rejoised to thus greet his friends, and so for thirteen years has his birthday been pleasantly observed.
     A friend who has known Mr Tolle quite intimately for near a quarter of a century, thus rites of him: "He was unselfish in his nature, always solicitious for the welfare of his friends, leading in every enterprise for the upbuilding of the country, and especially the farming class, aiding in the production of better crops and the improvement of all classes of stock; in short he was a useful member of society."
     On his death bed he told his pastor, Rev. Mr Naylor, that now nearing his 94th yer, he could say that he never had a suit at law, either as plaintiff or defendant; never borrowed money from a bank, never lost any property by fire, never gave a mortgage, never was intoxicated or drank intoxication liquors as a beverage, never signed a pledge, never used tobacco in any form.
     Thus has been his life a good example for the youth of the present day. To such, death is but the beginning of another life more gloro=ious in its possibilities.

Newspaper not noted, Henry County, Iowa 1894.
Contributed by Shirley (Leedham) Binkowski.


     Died in California, 8 Apr 1912 -
     We have just received the sad intelligence of the death of Mr Virgil Alan Snoddy, which occured the 29th ultimo, at the home of his brother-in-law, Mr H.B. Tolle, in Paso Robles, CA in the 68th year of his age.
     Mr Snoddy was the third son of Mr Wm. A. Snoddy & Anneliza Tolle Snoddy, both long since deceased here on Boyds Creek. He was born and lived here until about the year 1868, when he went to Kansas, living most of the time at Gypsum City, Kansas, most recently of Kansas city, Kansas. A few weeks ago he went to his bro-in-law, and died of quinzy a short time after his arrival. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs Bernice Millihan & Miss Grace Snoddy of Kansas City, Kans. & brothers Messers Christipher Benjamin & James Alen Snoddy of Merry Oaks, KY; sisters Mrs H.B. Tolle (Sarah Francis D.) of Paso Robles, Calif and Mrs Elisha (Margha W.) Davidson of Gypsum City Kans. - The remains were shipped to Gypsum City. Kansas for interment. by W.D. Tolle (ELLOT).

Newspaper not noted, Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky, April 1912.
Contributed by William L. Thomas.

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