343. Bernard MECHLING was born on 21 Apr 1837 in Perry Co. Ohio. He was buried in Apr 1896 in St. Paul's Cemetery Glenford Twp. Perry Co. Ohio. He died on 17 Apr 1896 in Perry Co. Ohio. DEATH: Died of pneumonia BIOGRAPHY: Bernard attended the academy at Somerset Ohio. He was a farmer stock breeder and horseman. He had a racetrack on his farm. This farm used to be the Dornbirer farm purchased from David Cooperrider. He made bricks on his farm which he used to build his own house one of the finest in Perry County Ohio. He was superintendent of Sunday Schools in St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

He was married to Margaret HUMBARGER (daughter of John HUMBARGER and Mary Ann BASORE) on 26 May 1859. Margaret HUMBARGER was born on 26 Oct 1838. She died on 16 Jan 1863. Bernard MECHLING and Margaret HUMBARGER had the following children:

child738 i. Owen H. MECHLING was born on 10 Dec 1860. He died on 9 May 1948.
child739 ii. Albert Wesley MECHLING was born on 26 Jan 1862. He died on 5 May 1932.

He was married to Leah A. ZARTMAN (daughter of Isaac ZARTMAN and Rebecca KING) on 17 Jan 1868 in Perry Co. Ohio. CONFLICT: IGI shows 17 Jan 1867 as the date of marriage. Need confirmation. He was sealed to spouse on 14 Aug 1980 in the St. George Utah LDS temple. Leah A. ZARTMAN was born on 17 Jul 1836. She died on 25 Apr 1926. Bernard MECHLING and Leah A. ZARTMAN had the following children:

child740 i. Estella Mary MECHLING was born on 29 Aug 1869. She died on 21 Mar 1944.
child741 ii. Sylvia Rebecca MECHLING was born on 8 Jun 1872. She died on 6 Oct 1872.
child742 iii. Homer Calvin MECHLING was born on 17 Nov 1876. He died on 16 May 1954.

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