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New Albany Daily Ledger 11-06-1862 p2c1 DEAD. Benjamin Broker, who was knocked
down stairs at the house of Mrs. Fetz on Tuesday night by some unknown persons, died this
morning of his injuries. No arrests have as yet been made, but there was doubtless foul
work in this matter, and it is the duty of the civil authorities to give the case a thorough
sifting. The immunity from punishment or any attempt at arrest which has characterized
several murders recently committed in this city is alarming. It is the duty of the guardians
of the law to investigate such cases at once, without waiting to be urged to this duty by the
public. We hope the cause of Mr. Broker‟s death will be strictly inquired into.
New Albany Daily Ledger 11-08-1862 p2c1 THE DEATH OF BROKER. We understand that
writs have been issued for the arrest of the parties concerned in the attack upon Benjamin
Broker, which resulted in his death. The coroner held an inquest over the body of the
deceased, and the jury found a verdict that the deceased came to his death by being
pushed down stairs by certain parties, &c. We think it remarkable that the policeman who
was present during the affray, did not arrest the parties concerned in it, the principal one of
whom has, we are informed, escaped from the city. This matter should be inquired into,
and no effort should be left untried to secure the arrest of the parties concerned in the
New Albany Daily Ledger 07-27-1867 p2c1 The only case in the police court this morning
was that of Benjamin Broecker, arrested on account of his accidentally driving a team
over and seriously injuring the little daughter of Mrs. Barringer. A hearing of the case was
postponed until Monday.
New Albany Daily Ledger 07-27-1867 p4c2 A VERY SERIOUS ACCIDENT. Child Run Over
By a Wagon. About ten o‟clock this forenoon a very serious and probably fatal accident
happened on State street, at the crossing between the two market houses. Mr. Benjamin
Broeker, who resides just below the city, was driving a one-horse spring wagon along State
street, at a very slow gait. Just as the horse reached the crossing a little girl, aged eight or
ten years, named Carrie Barringer, started across the street, immediately in front of the
horse. Mr. Broeker, who has but one eye, did not see the child approaching, and only
observed her just as she ran under the horse‟s feet, and was knocked down. Before he
could stop the horse, the wagon had passed over the girl‟s legs, breaking the right leg near
the thigh, and bruising and mangling the left one very badly. The child was immediately
conveyed to the residence of her mother, a widow, who lives on Lower First street, between
Market and Main, and Dr. Sloan sent for to set the broken bones and render such other
medical aid as the little sufferer required. Her injuries are very severe and may prove fatal.
Mr. Broeker, when he discovered the child, did all in his power to stop the horse, but it was
too late to prevent the serious injury that resulted. He expresses the deepest regret at the
melancholy accident. He was arrested by officer Rager, and the case will be investigated so
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as to show where the blame attaches, if any one is to blame. He will have a hearing on
New Albany Evening Tribune 07-29-1867 p4c1 THE ARREST OF MR. BROEKER. – On
Saturday we noticed the arrest of Mr. Benjamin Broeker, on a charge of driving his wagon
over the little daughter of Mrs. Barringer. This forenoon Mr. Broeker had a hearing in the
police court, and was acquitted, no blame whatever attaching to him for the accident. In
the arrest of Mr. Broeker we think policeman Rager discharged his duty, notwithstanding
the exceptions taken to his action. It was quite as important to Mr. Broeker as to any one
else that the facts in regard to the accident should be brought out, in order to relieve him of
any suspicions of carelessness. As an officer it was Mr. Rager‟s duty to make the arrest;
and it was also the duty of the police court to investigate the affair. The investigation has
relieved Mr. Broeker from all the unpleasant suspicions that would have existed if he had
not been arrested by officer Rager, and the case investigated.
New Albany Evening Tribune 07-29-1867 p4c2 In our notice Saturday of the accident that
befell the little daughter of Mrs. Barringer, we stated that Dr. Sloan set the broken bones
and administered such medical assistance as the child required. In this we were
misinformed. Dr. P. M. Wilcox was the physician in attendance, and under his skilful
treatment it is hoped the little sufferer will recover.
New Albany Ledger 04-10-1869 p5c2 The old E. P. Tuley building on West Main street, one
among the oldest buildings in the city, is to be torn down, and on its site Mrs. Elizabeth
Broecker will erect an elegant residence.
New Albany Daily Ledger 01-15-1872 p4c1 Marriage license has been issued to Frank
[Belvig] and Sophia Broeker. [m: 01-13-1872]
New Albany Daily Standard 01-20-1872 p4c2 Marriage Licenses. The following marriage
licenses were issued for the week ending Saturday, Jan. 13, 1872: Frank [Belwire] and
Sophia Broeker. [m: 01-13-1872]
New Albany Ledger Standard 06-07-1873 p4c5 Marriage Licenses. License to commit
matrimony has been issued this week to the following persons: Henry B. Broker and
Josephine Reisert. [m: 06-06-1873]
New Albany Ledger Standard 06-14-1873 p4c5 Marriage Licenses. The following marriage
licenses were issued during the week ending June 14: Green Broker to Susan Coleman.
New Albany Daily Ledger Standard 09-08-1875 p4c3 Fire on the Budd Road. The old
frame house, on the Budd road, opposite Owen Taggart‟s residence, caught fire at 10
o‟clock this morning and was totally consumed. The house is the property of Mr. Conrad
Broeker, and was insured for a small amount in the Franklin insurance company.
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New Albany Daily Ledger Standard 05-23-1877 p4c2 DEATH OF CONRAD BROECKER. The
intelligence of the death of Conrad Broecker, will startle many of the readers of the Ledger-
Standard. He has been confined to his bed for a few days only. Until within the past day
or so he was not considered dangerous. Within the past twenty-four hours, however, his
condition was considered precocious. Since last night he had been sinking rapidly and to-
day at 1 ½ o‟clock he breathed his last. His disease was pneumonia. Mr. B. was one of our
oldest, wealthiest and most respected citizens. He came to this city poor and friendless
something near forty years ago. By his industry, energy, steady habits and superior
business tact, he acquired quite a handsome fortune, and was probably the wealthiest man
in the city west of Lower Second street. His age, at the time of death, was near 61 years.
A wife and several children survive him. [d: 05-23-1877]
New Albany Daily Ledger Standard 05-28-1877 p4c5 DIED. BROECKER – In this city,
Monday morning, May 28, 1877, at 9 o‟clock, Miss Lizzie Broecker, aged 22 years and 6
months. The funeral will take place from St. Mary‟s Catholic Church Wednesday morning at
9 o‟clock. The friends of the family are invited to attend without further notice. [d: 05-28-
New Albany Daily Ledger Standard 05-02-1879 p1c1 Mrs. Conrad Broker is making quite
an improvement to her large business house on the corner of Main and Lower Eight street.
A large addition is to be made on Lower Eighth street, of brick, making the building fully
twice its present size. A store front will be put in the Main street side and other needed and
New Albany Daily Ledger Standard 07-11-1879 p4c1 Tobias Hoffer, son of Mr. Frank
Hoffer, who recently took a trip to New York to see the world, has returned home, and
thinks he prefers New Albany, to a sailor‟s life on the Hudson, or any other place. [Tobias
later marries Mary F. Broeker 10-1886]
New Albany Daily Ledger 02-09-1883 p4c2 Local Gatherings. The milk wagon of William
Broecker damaged under trestle, for which there was little room, due to sleet and ice.
New Albany Daily Ledger 02-19-1883 p4c2 When it was announced that the residents of
the bottom west of New Albany were submerged, Mr. Henry Broeker, who carries on a
dairy west of the city, generously offered to care for and feed the stock of the sufferers free
of charge. They are very loud in their praise of Mr. Broeker‟s generosity.
New Albany Daily Ledger 10-08-1886 p4c2 Personals. The marriage of Mr. Tobias
Hoffer, of the firm of Hoffer Brothers, Pearl street, and Miss Mary Broeker, daughter of
Mrs. C. Broeker, West Main and Ninth streets, will occur at St. Mary‟s Catholic Church
Tuesday morning next, Rev. Father Faller officiating. [m: 12-12-1886]
New Albany Ledger 10-11-1886 p4c5 Personals. …Tobias Hoffer and Mary F. Broeker
have received marriage license.
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New Albany Daily Ledger 10-12-1886 p4c4 MARY BROEKER/Tobias Hoffer
New Albany Daily Ledger 10-14-1886 p4c2 Local Gatherings. Mr. Frank Belviy, the wide-
awake and enterprising produce dealer on Spring street between State and Pearl, will have
a car load of first class Michigan cabbage for sale Friday morning.
New Albany Ledger 09-20-1887 p1c1 FRANK BELVIY. Frank Belviy, at No. 14 Spring
street, is the oldest and one of the best Commission Merchants in the city. Mr. Belviy
makes a specialty of buying, selling and shipping fruits of all kinds. Those having fruit to
sell or buy should correspond with him.
New Albany Ledger 09-20-1887 p1c5 HOFFER BROTHERS. Tobias Hoffer (traveling
salesman) and brother Frank Hoffer, Jr. – wholesale dealers – liquor and wines.
New Albany Ledger 09-20-1887 p13c2 Frank Belviy will receive a load of New York
New Albany Ledger 03-20-1888 p4c3 and p4c5 The early marriage of Mr. Joseph
Biscopink and Miss Rosa Broecker is announced.
New Albany Ledger 05-19-1888 p4c3 Personals. Mr. Lorenzo J. Plaiss, of this city, and
Miss Mary Broker, of Louisville, were married at Jeffersonville on the night of the 17th, by
Rev. R. Roberts, of Wall Street M. E. church.
New Albany Ledger 11-25-1889 Personals. The marriage of William Hanifee and Miss
Anna Rose Broeker will take place Tuesday morning at 9 o‟clock at St. Mary‟s catholic
church, Dean Edward Faller officiating. [m: 11-26-1889]
New Albany Ledger 10-06-1890 p4c4 Mr. Tobe Hoffer has returned from an extensive
commercial tour through Washington and Harrison counties.
New Albany Ledger 10-21-1890 p4c5 Personals. The marriage of Mr. John A. Broecker
and Miss Ida M. Kraft was solemnized this forenoon at St. Mary‟s Catholic church, Dean
Edward Faller pronouncing the beautiful ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Broecker left on the O & M
after the ceremony for a trip to the Eastern cities. They received the hearty congratulations
of their many friends before their departure. [m: 10-21-1890]
New Albany Daily Ledger 03-02-1892 p4c2 Local Gatherings. Henry Broecker‟s wagon
was wrecked yesterday evening, on Main street, by the obstreperous horse hitched to it
running away. The animal went down Main street at break neck speed.
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New Albany Daily Ledger 09-07-1892 p5c3 HON – BELVIY. A large company of their
friends assembled at the elegant residence of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Belviy, No. 147 East
Seventh street, on the evening of the 6 th inst., to witness the marriage of their handsome
and popular daughter, Miss Lizzie Belviy, to Oscar Hon. The ceremony was pronounced
by Dean Edward Faller, of St. Mary‟s catholic church, and the happy occasion was one of
general enjoyment to all in attendance, and after the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Hon were most
cordially congratulated. The bride received many beautiful and appropriate presents. For
the past three years she has been the bookkeeper of her father at his extensive commission
house in Masonic Temple. [m: 09-06-1892]
New Albany Daily Ledger 10-03-1892 p4c5 Personals. On Tuesday morning at 7 o‟clock,
Mr. John Hanafee, of Boston, Mass., a railroad engineer, and Miss Amelia Broecker,
daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Broecker and sister of Mayor William A. Broecker, will be united
in marriage at St. Mary‟s Catholic Church, Dean Edward Faller pronouncing the ceremony.
Immediately after the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Hanafee will leave for Boston. [m: 10-04-
New Albany Daily Ledger 10-04-1892 p4c5 The marriage of Mr. John Hanafee and Miss
Amelia M. Broecker, at St. Mary‟s Catholic Church at 7 o‟clock this morning was witnessed
by a large number of their friends. The ceremony was pronounced by Dean Edward Faller,
the full and beautiful ritual of the church being used. After the ceremony and receiving the
congratulations of friends, Mr. and Mrs. Hanafee left for Boston, where Mr. Hanafee is
employed as an engineer on the Boston and Maine railroad system, Col. George F. Evans‟s
division. [m: 10-04-1892]
New Albany Evening Tribune 03-18-1893 p4c2 Booming! Booming! On Monday next, the
well-known, popular and successful grocer, John A. Broeker, will open to the public, on the
corner of Elm and Vincennes street the handsomest grocery in the city, while on the same
day, Miss Mame Kraft will open to the public a Parlor Millinery establishment that will be first
class in every particular.
New Albany Daily Ledger 05-04-1893 p4c5 The little child of Mr. and Mrs. John
Broeker, Vincennes and Elm streets, is convalescing from a severe illness.
New Albany Evening Tribune 05-19-1893 p1c6 Personals. Tony Leppert and Mrs.
Catherine Brocker are to be married in June.
New Albany Evening Tribune 01-04-1895 p4c3 Suits against G. Phil Helfrich, the real
estate agent, who disappeared several days ago are beginning to roll in at the county clerk‟s
office. Today Charles L. Beeler, formerly of this city, now of Illinois, filed suit against
Helfrich for $1,600 alleged to be due on three promissory notes. William A. Broecker also
filed suit against Helfrich for $453 alleged to be due on two promissory notes and a grocery
bill of $123. Kelso & Kelso are the attorneys.
New Albany Evening Tribune 01-18-1895 p4c3 DEATHS. Mrs. Catherine Broecker,
widow of the late Benjamin Broecker, died at 1 o‟clock this morning at her home on the
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river road near the site of the Dowerman shipyards. She was born in Germany 90 years
ago and had been a resident of this city for over fifty-three years. She leaves two
daughters, Mrs. Mary A. Ralston, of this city, and Mrs. Zetta France, of Louisville. She was
a member of St. Mary‟s Catholic Church from which place the funeral will be held next
Monday. [d: 01-18-1895]
New Albany Evening Tribune 01-07-1896 p4c1 Frank Broeker and Miss Mattie Byrne
were married this morning at St. Mary‟s Catholic church, Rev. Father Faller performing the
ceremony. [m: 01-07-1896]
New Albany Daily Ledger 06-14-1897 p5c2 William A. Broeker, ex-Mayor of this city, has
filed suit against the New Albany, Louisville and Corydon Plank Road company for $9. Mr.
Broeker alleges that he offered to pay his toll to one of the gate keepers below the city and
the latter refused to accept it, and as he attempted to drive through the gate keeper
lowered the pole and damaged his wagon to the amount sued for.
New Albany Daily Ledger 09-20-1897 p4c1 Conrad, four month old son of William
Hanafee, the Air Line Engineer, died suddenly Saturday afternoon at the family residence,
West Sixth and Market streets. The child had been put to bed near noon, and when the
mother went to take it up she found it was dead. [check birth and death records for correct
New Albany Weekly Tribune 09-24-1897 p7c3 FOUND DEAD IN BED. Young Son of Air
Line Engineer William Hanafee. Conrad (Hanafee), the four months old son of Engineer
William Hanafee, of the Air Line, was found dead in bed at his home, West Sixth and Market
streets, at 1 o‟clock this afternoon. Mrs. Hanafee put the child to bed about 10 o‟clock this
morning and at that time it was in its usual health. She sent the other children to the room
several times to see the child but did not go herself until about 1 o‟clock, supposing the
child was asleep. When she went to the room she was horrified to find the child had
expired. The body was growing cold and the little one had been dead for some time.
Coroner Starr was notified and will hold an inquest this afternoon. [d: 09-20-1897]
New Albany Daily Ledger 04-12-1901 p4c3 Excitement at Corydon. Henry Broeker, of
this City, Chases his Brother, Ex-Mayor William Broeker, With a Shot Gun and He Takes
Refuge at the Jail.
New Albany Daily Ledger 08-15-1901 p4c2 BRILLIANT NUPTIALS. Marriage of Miss
Amelia A. Werle and Mr. Frank I. Belviy, Wednesday Evening. The marriage of Miss
Amelia A. Werle and Mr. Frank I. Belviy, both well known and very popular young couple,
was solemnized Wednesday evening, 14 th inst., at the Deanery of St. Mary‟s church, Dean
Edward M. Faller performing the ceremony with the full ritual of the church. After the
ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Belviy were given an elegant reception at the home of the bride‟s
mother, Mrs. Katherine Werle, East Market and Tenth streets. It was a brilliant nuptial
function, and was attended by a large number of the relatives and friends of the happy
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young couple. A superb wedding supper was served and the company enjoyed a delightful
hop. The bride received many very appropriate and costly tokens of love and esteem from
her many friends, and the occasion was a most happy one. Mr. and Mrs. Belviy will reside
in a handsomely furnished home at No. 530 East Eighth street. They received the warmest
congratulations of their many friends. The groom is the son of Mr. Frank Belviy, the well
known state street commission merchant, and is his father‟s chief clerk. The bride is the
daughter of Mrs. Katherine Werle, a native of this city, and a favorite in the society in which
she moves and which she has graced. [m: 08-14-1901]
New Albany Daily Ledger 08-17-1901 p?c3 Highway Robbery. Joseph Belviy Held Up and
Relieved of Valuables. Joseph Belviy, a well known young man, who lives at 415 East
Seventh street, was held up by foot pads on Spring street, between East Eight and East
Ninth streets, at 11:30 o‟clock last night and was robbed of his watch and $10.50 in cash.
Belviy was coming down Spring street on his way to his home, and just as he reached the
alley west of the Third Presbyterian church, a man suddenly stepped out in front of him and
thrust a pistol in his face. He commanded the young man to throw up his hands, and as the
highwayman had the advantage there was nothing for him to do but to obey the command,
which he did. The robber then searched his pockets and relieved him of his valuables. After
committing the deed the highwayman fled down the alley and young Belviy proceeded to his
home. The man wore a mask and Belviy could not see his face, hence was not able to
furnish a good description of him. The matter was not reported to the police until this
New Albany Daily Ledger 02-19-1902 The sale of the William Brocker real estate took
place this Wednesday forenoon, at the Court House. The property was disposed of by the
Trustee of the creditors, Mr. George Borgerding, Mr. Charles Hassenmiller, the Pearl street
dry goods merchant, being the auctioneer. Ten pieces of real estate were sold for the
aggregate sum of $7,465.02. The sale exceeded the appraisement by about $1,000.
New Albany Daily Ledger 03-15-1902 p4c4 A BUILDING BOOM. New Albany Certain to
Have a Forward Movement the Present Year. Many Buildings Already Contracted For and
Contractors Asked for Many Bids. The outlook for the erection of many handsome and
modern residences in this city the present year is most cheering. Quite a number are
already contracted for, and master builders have requests for bids for the erection of many
more. Among the residents already contracted for the LEDGER mentions a few, as follows:
A modern and elegant two story residence for Frank Belviy, on his farm just south of the
New Albany Daily Ledger 04-29-1902 p4c6 Personals. The marriage of Mr. Frank P.
Manus and Miss Nettie Broecker will take place at St. Mary‟s church Thursday morning at
5:45 o‟clock, the Rev. Dean Edward M. Faller officiating. [m: 05-01-1902]
New Albany Daily Ledger 05-01-1902 p4c4 Personals. The marriage of Miss Nettie
Broeker and Mr. Frank P. Manus took place this morning at St. Mary‟s church, in the
presence of a large number of relatives and friends. The ceremony was pronounced by Rev.
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Dean Edward M. Faller. The young couple are known to a wide circle of friends and are
very popular. The bride is the accomplished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Broeker, who
resides on the Corydon Pike near the city. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Manus, North State street, and a well-known butcher. Mr. and Mrs. Manus were the
recipients of many handsome remembrances and received the warmest congratulations of
their friends. They will reside in this city. [m: 05-01-1902]
New Albany Daily Ledger 10-14-1903 p4c4 Mr. John F. Broecker and Miss Anna
[Ordney], both well known residents of this city, were married at 8:30 o‟clock this morning
at St. Mary‟s church the Rev. Dean Edward M. Faller pronouncing the ceremony. [m: 10-
New Albany Daily Ledger 11-25-1903 p4c2 Catherine, the six year old daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Francis J. Broecker, 604 West Market street, died this Wednesday morning, of
diphtheria. [d: 11-25-1903]
New Albany Evening Tribune 04-07-1904 p4c2 Personal Mention. Frank A. Scharf and
Miss Amelia Belviy were married last night at St. Mary‟s deanery, the Rev. Father Faller
performing the ceremony. [m: 04-06-1904]
New Albany Weekly Tribune 10-21-1904 p5c1 LOCAL NEWS NOTES. Mr. Conrad
Broecker and Miss Emma Finger were united in marriage this morning at 6:30 o‟clock at
St. Mary‟s Catholic Church, the Rev. Dean Faller performing the ceremony. After a wedding
breakfast at the home of the bride, Pearl and Elm streets, Mr. and Mrs. Broecker left over
the B&O, S.W. road for Washington, Ind., and Chicago where they will visit friends and
relatives. On their return they will reside on East Seventh between Spring and Elm streets.
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Finger. The groom is assistant superintendent
of the Prudential Insurance Company in this city. [m: 10-21-1904]
New Albany Evening Tribune 11-22-1904 p4c6 Personal Mention. Edward A. Very, and
Miss Anna Belviy were united in marriage this morning by the Rev. Father Borreis at St.
Mary‟s Catholic church. [m: 11-22-1904]
New Albany Weekly Ledger 04-25-1906 p5c2 The case of the Aetna Life Ins. Co. against
Broecker and others, which originated in the Floyd Circuit Court, has been transferred from
the Appellate to the Supreme Court. This suit was tried several months ago in the Floyd
Circuit Court and was decided in the favor of the Broeckers. An appeal was taken by the
life insurance company, and the case has been before the Appellate Court for some time.
The suit was brought originally to settle a dispute relative to a mortgage held on the
Broecker farm west of the city.
New Albany Weekly Ledger 05-16-1906 p8c2 ADDITIONAL LOCAL. Mrs. Mary Kiefer,
formerly of this city, died a few days ago at her home in Chicago. She was a sister of Mrs.
Philip Scharf, Mrs. Melcher and Louis and John Belviy.
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New Albany Weekly Ledger 06-13-1906 p5c1 Local Gatherings. Frank Belviy, the State
street produce dealer, is also a successful gardener. This morning he brought to market
from his place on the Grant Line road north of the city two barrels of home grown cabbage,
the first of the season.
New Albany Weekly Ledger 11-13-1907 p4c2 Theodore Klarer, of Louisville, has sold his
farm of seventy-five acres on the Corydon pike west of the city to Laura B. Friedley, the
consideration being $9,500. The farm was entered by Jacob Oatman in the early years of
the last century and was in the Oatman family for more than thirty years. For many years it
was owned by the late Conrad Broecker and was noted for its fine state of cultivation. It
was bought by Mr. Klarer two years ago.
Public Press 04-27-1909 p5c1 and New Albany Weekly Ledger 04-28-1909 p5c2 Mrs.
Anna Broecker, wife of John F. Broecker, died at 5 o‟clock this morning at her home at 519
Culbertson avenue, after a long illness of a complication of diseases. She was twenty-nine
years of age. Besides her husband she is survived by two small children. She was a
daughter of Frank Ordner, of Mauckport, Harrison county. Mrs. Broecker was a member of
St. Mary‟s Catholic Church and was an excellent woman. The funeral will take place at 9
o‟clock Monday morning from the church and the burial will be in St. Mary‟s Cemetery. [d:
New Albany Weekly Ledger 06-09-1909 p5c3 LockJaw. Causes Death of Mrs. Hanafee
After A Brief Illness. Mrs. Amelia Hanafee, wife of John Hanafee, whose home was at
1408 East Oak street, died of lockjaw at St. Edward‟s Hospital at 11:30 o‟clock yesterday
morning. The malady developed Friday night from a slight injury received ten days ago.
She was removed to the hospital for treatment and her condition rapidly became worse until
death came to her relief. Mrs. Hanafee was forty-two years of age and besides her husband
is survived by five sons. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and was an
excellent woman. The funeral will take place from the church at 9 o‟clock Wednesday
morning and the burial will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery. [d: 06-07-1909]
New Albany Weekly Ledger 06-30-1909 p5c4 Death Is Sudden. Mrs. Elizabeth
Broecker, Old Resident Succumbs to Paralysis. Mother of Former Mayor of the City. Mrs.
Elizabeth Broecker, widow of Conrad Broecker, and an old resident of the city, died suddenly
of paralysis at the home of her son-in-law, John Hanafee, East Fifteenth and Oak streets.
She had been sick for the past three days but was not dangerously ill until she was seized
with a stroke of paralysis this morning and her death followed a few hours later. Mrs.
Broecker was eighty-one years of age and had lived in New Albany the greater part of her
life. She was s devout member of St. Mary‟s Catholic Church and was an excellent woman.
Mrs. Broecker was the mother of William Broecker, former mayor of New Albany, who lives
on a farm in Harrison County, and her other children are Henry, Frank and John Broecker,
Mrs. Frank Belviy, Mrs. Tobias Hoffer, Mrs. William Hanafee and Miss Kate Broecker, all of
this city. She is also survived by two sisters and two brothers. They are Mrs. Mary Bauer,
Mrs. Josephine Banett and Peter and Adam Werner, all of whom live in this county. The
funeral took place at 9 o‟clock Monday morning from St. Mary‟s Catholic Church. It is the
request of the family that friends send no flowers. [d: 06-26-1909]
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New Albany Weekly Ledger 06-30-1909 p5c4 NEW ALBANY STUDENTS. Cover Themselves
with Glory at St. Xavier Academy in Louisville. New Albany students in St. Xavier Academy
in Louisville, which held its annual commencement last Wednesday night, did
nobly……Conrad Broeker was an honor student……delivered an address……”Evils of Child
Labor and the Remedy”……John Broeker, Jr., son of John Broeker, East Eleventh and
Spring streets, received a gold medal for excellence in his class……and $25 for highest grade
in the first year Latin course.
New Albany Evening Tribune 12-14-1909 p4c3 Personal Mention. Henry Broeker,
formerly of this city, is reported to be critically ill of typhoid fever at his home in Louisville.
Public Press 04-05-1910 p4c3 MATRIMONIAL MATTERS. George W. Wilson and Miss
Ella May Belviy were married last Tuesday night at the Park Christian parsonage by the
Rev. Frank T. Porter and the affair was kept quiet for some unexplained reason. [m: 03-21-
New Albany Daily Ledger 10-12-1910 p4c3 and PP 10-18-1910 p5c3 (mar lic) Personals.
Miss Mamie Wells and Gustave Belviy will be married tonight. The Rev. E. G. Kuenzler,
pastor of the German Evangelical church will perform the ceremony. [m: 10-12-1901]
Public Press 12-20-1910 p8c3 Amelia Hanafee – Administrator‟s Notice
New Albany Weekly Tribune 07-21-1911 p5c3 Personals. Edward Zipp and Miss May
Corrine Belviy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Belviy, were married Wednesday morning
at St. Mary‟s Catholic Church, the ceremony being performed by the rector, the Rev. W. F.
Seibertz. The bride wore the gown that served as the wedding dress of her mother. After
the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride‟s sister, Mrs. Oscar
Hon, 601 Culbertson avenue, and a wedding dinner was served that evening at the home of
the bride‟s parents on Grant Line road. [d: 07-19-1911]
New Albany Weekly Ledger 07-03-1912 p6c2 TERRIBLE INJURY. Caused By Fall of Little
Boy. Jaw Fractured. A very serious accident occurred to John, the nine-year-old son of
Mr. John Hanafee, 1409 East Oak street. The little fellow was playing with some of his
boy friends Tuesday afternoon, when he fell on the stone steps of the back porch of the
residence. When he was picked up it was found that he had fractured his jawbone. Dr.
Frank Greene was called in and fixed a plate to hold the teeth and jaw in place. The
unfortunate little fellow is getting along nicely.
Public Press 09-07-1912 p4c2 MATRIMONIAL MATTERS. Miss Carrie Catherine Copler
and Clarence Henry Belviy will be married by the Rev. William F. Seibertz at St. Mary‟s
church rectory to-night. [m: 09-07-1912]
New Albany Weekly Ledger 09-18-1912 p c1 Local Gatherings. A valuable horse,
belonging to Mr. John Broeker, the grocer, died last night. Loss about $150.
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Public Press 10-01-1912 p4c4 Public Press Personals. Joseph C. Belviy, a grocer at
Vincennes street and Ekin avenue, who was stricken with paralysis a few days ago, is
reported to be improving at his home 701 Vincennes street.
New Albany Weekly Ledger 05-07-1913 p8c3 MARTIN VERY, age 69, River Road, widow;
2 daughters, Priscilla Heckler; Mrs. James Truesdell
New Albany Weekly Ledger 06-04-1913 p6c1 Local Gatherings. Dr. [John] G. Broeker,
son of Mr. John Broeker, left a few days ago for Lafayette, where he has been appointed
interne at the St. Elizabeth hospital for the summer. [Conrad?]
New Albany Weekly Ledger 06-11-1913 p6c5 THE BEES STUNG HIM. Odd and
Dangerous Attack on Well Known Beekeeper. Whole Swarm Covers Him and Paralyses Him.
PROMPT AID SAVES. A very odd and dangerous attack was made upon Charles Very,
Dewey Height, Monday. It was made by his bees, Mr. Very being an enthusiastic bee-
keeper. He was employed in taking the honey from a hive and a swarm, just at that
moment, began to swarm and, it seems, mistook him for a sugarette and settled upon him.
Evidently he did not please the bee-folk, for they immediately got busy and stung him,
where ever a bee could get its sting in, with the result, that the poison from the stings
practically paralysed him. His calls for assistance attracted the family and a doctor was
promptly sent for, Dr. O. G. Erni coming to his aid. He suffered untold tortures form the
poison, but was rapidly relieved by his medical attendant and is doing well now, the swelling
and paralysis having almost disappeared. But for the prompt coming of the physician the
matter would have been very serious.
New Albany Weekly Ledger 02-18-1914 p5c6 DEATHS. Henry Broecker Passes Away.
After a long illness Henry Broecker died at his home on the Paoli Pike, Friday morning at 10
o‟clock, aged 64 years. The deceased was a native of this city and always lived here, being
engaged in farming and dairying. For several years he had retired from active life on
account of failing health. He was a member of St. Mary‟s Catholic Church. Mr. Broecker is
survived by his widow and five children; three sons, Conrad, John F., and Henry Broecker;
and two daughters, Mrs. Frank Manus and Miss Lizzie Broecker. He is also survived by three
brothers, John A. and Frank Broecker, of this city; and William Broecker, of Corydon; and
four sisters, Mrs. Frank Belviy, Mrs. Oscar Hahn, Mrs. William Hanafee and Miss Kate
Broecker. The funeral will be Monday from St. Mary‟s Church. [d: 02-13-1914]
New Albany Weekly Ledger 02-18-1914 p5c6 Personals. Miss Elizabeth Broecker, who
suffered a slight attack of appendicitis, is much better.
New Albany Weekly Ledger 06-03-1914 p5c1 Local Gatherings. Conrad G. Broeker
graduated Monday from the University of Louisville and leaves to be interne at Denver.
New Albany Tribune 11-07-1914 p4c2 Personal Mention. Dr. B. A. Batson, of
Hattiesburg, Miss., and Miss Rose Hanafee, of this city, were married November 2 at
Jeffersonville by the Rev. Father Halpin. [m: 11-02-1914]
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New Albany Weekly Ledger 12-09-1914 p8c4 The marriage of Miss May Christ, of
Louisville, and John Hanafee, this city, will take place in January.
Public Press 02-02-1915 p5c2 MELVINA CHARLEY – WIFE OF MAYOR WM BROECKER???
New Albany Weekly Ledger 02-03-1915 p5c2 Dr. Conrad George Broecker, senior
interne at St. Anthony‟s Hospital, Denver, Co., son of Mr. and Mrs. John Broecker, this city,
was the toastmaster at the annual banquet of the staff of the great hospital, January 28.
Dr. Broecker is making a reputation in Denver. Another New Albany boy is making good.
New Albany Weekly Tribune 07-30-1915 p6c6 and New Albany Weekly Ledger 08-04-1915
p8c3 Corbett-Broecker. The marriage of Miss Ruth Corbett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
James Corbett, and Dr. Conrad Broecker, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Broecker, will be
solemnized Tuesday morning, August 3, at 6 o‟clock in St. Mary‟s Catholic Church. Rev.
William F. Seibertz will perform the ceremony. The ushers will be John Broecker, brother of
the groom, and Harry Eckert, cousin of the bride. Immediately after the ceremony the
couple will leave for their home in Williams, Colo. [m: 08-03-1915]
Public Press 10-12-1915 p4c4 William E. (C.?) Hanafee/Anna M. Tracy
New Albany Daily Ledger 08-07-1916 p4c4 DEATH. Strikes Well Known Engineer in Hours
of Night. William Hanafee, a well-known railroad engineer, died Monday morning at 5:30
o‟clock of heart trouble. Mr. Hanafee had been in usual good health apparently and had
come home Sunday evening from his run as passenger engineer on the Southern, eaten a
hearty supper, when at retiring he was attacked with heart trouble. He was 60 years old
and was a native of Loveland, O., but came here in his early days and worked on the old
Airline when it was first built continuing with the Southern road. He was engineer for 25
years and had received a gold medal for faithful service. He was a member of Holy Trinity
Catholic Church and of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, and of New Albany Division of
Railway Engineers. He was most highly thought of by all who knew him. He was the
second oldest engineer in service on the Southern road. He married his surviving widow,
who was Miss Rose Broecker, 27 years ago, and there are seven children to mourn his
death. They are John Hanafee, Louisville, George Hanafee, Misses Elizabeth, Amelia,
Catherine and May Hanafee, of this city; Mrs. B. A. Baston, Niagara Falls. He is also
survived by a brother, John Hanafee, of this city, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Robinette of
New Albany Daily Ledger 08-15-1916 p4c2 The will of [John] Hanafee was admitted to
probate. He bequeaths his entire estate to his wife, Mrs. Anna Rose Hanafee, whom he
nominates executrix. It is dated Oct. 14, 1908 and witnessed by Charles D. Kelso and
Bertha L. Scott. Mrs. Hanafee has qualified as executrix, filing bond for $500.
New Albany Daily Ledger 07-26-1917 p1c4 JOHN BROECKER TAKES BRIDE IN EAST
TOMORROW. Successful Young Chemist, If Accepted for War Duty, Will Be Accompanied to
France by Wife. AS A RED CROSS NURSE. Wedding to Miss Mary Foy in St. Bernard‟s
Catholic Church at Saranac Lake, N.Y., Hastened by Draft. When John D. Broecker, young
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chemist and superintendent of the noted John D. Marvin dye research plants of Syranac
Lake, New York, steps off the train in New Albany next Saturday night for a pre-war visit
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Broecker, of Eleventh and East Spring streets, he will be
accompanied with the war bride he will claim Friday morning at Syranac Lake. Miss Mary
Foy, soloist in St. Bernard‟s Catholic church of that New York city, and a graduate nurse
who intends to accompany her husband to France as a Red Cross nurse if he is accepted for
the big conscription army of Uncle Sam.
The wedding will be solemnized in St. Bernard‟s church at Syranac Lake early Friday
morning, and the couple leave immediately for a visit with the groom‟s parents and his host
of local friends. The ceremony was not to have taken place until autumn, but the raising of
the great American draft army, to provide which the groom is one of the 364 first call men
in Floyd county, caused the date to be advanced to next Monday. Anticipating an
immediate call from the New Albany exemption board and in order to reach the city in time
for the day of his physical examination, arrangements were again changed after
telegraphing to the groom‟s father here, and the date of the wedding was advanced to
John D. Broecker is a graduate of St. Xavier‟s College and the university of Louisville two
years ago. In his chosen profession of chemistry he has had a rapid rise. About six months
ago he was employed by John D. Marvin, an American dye manufacturer and originator of
national fame, and entered the research work at the Saranac Lake Laboratories, where the
young man has had rapid advancement. At the call of his country, he did not hesitate,
although his position in the dye industry is an important one.
The bride, Miss Foy, intends to accompany her husband to France if he passes the
physical tests and is drafted. She is a graduate nurse and will attach herself to the Red
Cross in that far-off country. If the husband is exempted, they will return to New York
State, where the husband will help win the war by resuming his work in the dye research
field. [m: 07-27-1917]
ANNETTE BROEKER MANUS **for transcription of MANUS TRIAL see VF CRIME – MANUS
or on the Indiana Room website under “TROUBLE WITH A CAPITAL T” [obituary and first
New Albany Daily Ledger 12-19-1917 p1c6 Brutal Murder of Mrs. Frank Manus, Jr., Stirs
City. HORRIBLE MURDER STIRS CITY – MRS. FRANK MANUS FOUND IN BACK YARD WITH
HEAD CRUSHED. NEW ALBANY WOMAN IS VICTIM OF COLD-BLOODED MURDER. Body is
Discovered in Pool of Blood By Two Children – Child Informs Father of Tragedy. BRUTAL
MURDER IS CLEAR. Evidence Proves Woman Was Assaulted and Brutally Struck Over the
Head – Had Just Gone to the Basement.
Mrs. Annette Manus, wife of Frank Manus, Jr., became one of the victims of the most
brutal murder[s] in the recent history of New Albany, when she was assaulted and killed
this morning at her home, 1313 State street. Perhaps the community has not been so
aroused in many years as it is at the tragedy which as yet remains a mystery.
The first to learn of the horrible crime were Eva and Elmer Manus, children of the slain
woman, when they went in search of their mother, after waking this morning. Mr. Manus
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arose somewhat later than usual this morning and hurried out of the house, telling Mrs.
Manus that it would be impossible for him to attend to the furnace, which is located under
the house in the basement. Mr. Manus stated that he did not know whether Mrs. Manus
returned to bed or not, but at 5:45 o‟clock, according to the statement of the little girl, Eva,
Mrs. Manus was heard ironing out in the kitchen. The little girl awoke thinking it was time
to go to school, but on learning the time, went back to sleep. About 6:45 o‟clock the
children woke up again, and seeing that it was getting late for school, jumped out of bed
and went in search of their mother. They called for her but she did not respond, and they
continued to look for her in the house.
Then one of the children suggested their mother might be out in the back yard, and they
started for the back door. As they stepped outside the house, they saw their mother, lying
in the yard below in a pool of blood. The youngsters, seeing the horrible sight, began to
scream, when with presence of mind enough, one of them ran to the telephone to call her
father, who was now at the market house. Mr. Manus received the telephone message
“Papa,” cried the child over the telephone, “Mamma is lying in the back yard all covered
Mr. Manus told her to call the doctor and that he would be home at once. In the
meantime Dr. Chester Funk was summoned. By that time, aroused by the cries of the
youngsters, neighbors gathered at the home. Mrs. Warren B. McMahel, a next-door
neighbor, was the first to respond to the call for help.
The police are making a thorough investigation of the murder, but as yet they have no
clue as to who may have committed it. That the killing was cold-blooded murder there is no
doubt, Capt. Wesley McCulloch, chief of police, stated this morning, saying that the
evidence was sufficient to prove that it was murder.
While nothing definite is known as to the motive for the crime, the supposition is that
the party killed Mrs. Manus, when either caught by her in the basement, or else thought he
might be discovered at her approach to the cellar. Monday Mrs. Manus went to Louisville
and was gone all day. Upon returning home she discovered that the lock on the door
between the two apartments of the basement had been broken off and that some canned
fruit had been stolen. It is believed, the thief returned this morning to secure more goods,
and that while he was in the basement, Mrs. Manus either came face to face with him there,
or that she had stepped into the door of the basement and was attacked.
Mr. Manus said he believed Mrs. Manus had gone to the cellar to attend the furnace in as
much as he found the draft turned on preliminary to firing it. There is also the theory that
Mrs. Manus heard some noise down in the basement, and that she had gone down to
It is believed that Mrs. Manus upon entering the basement, which opens into the back
yard, the ground at the rear of the house being much lower than that of the front, was
struck on the head. What followed the blow is not known. Some are inclined to believe that
the blow was not sufficient to knock her unconscious, and that she began to defend herself.
The other supposition is that the blow was effective, and that she was knocked down on the
steps leading from the platform in front of the basement door. Both suppositions are based
on the fact that blood was splattered along the fence for quite a distance from where the
body was found, and especially the fact that blood was on a basket some ten feet from
where it lay. A part of the lower step of the platform is broken off and has blood on it. It is
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believed that when she fell, the party, in order to make sure of his work, again applied the
weapon, and that in the act the piece was broken off. From all the appearances of the
surroundings, it seems the party attacked the woman when she had fallen, and used
whatever he killed her with several times, causing blood to splatter.
In a hurried investigation and owing to the blood on the face and head of the victim,
Coroner C. E. Briscoe had not early this morning learned fully of the wounds inflicted. But
he stated that there was a gash over the right of the head, and that that part of the skull
was crushed. The head at the left side and back was crushed in, and the top of the head
had been gashed.
Capt. McCulloch in his investigations this morning discovered a basket full of canned
goods in the fruit cellar, and he asked the oldest of the children, Eva, whether her mother
had ever taken goods out of the cellar in a basket, and the child replied that she had not.
The child also told the chief of police that the basket did not belong to the household, and
that it was entirely strange to her. It is believed that the party had placed the fruit in the
basket preparatory to taking it out of the cellar, when Mrs. Manus approached the
basement. Monday the lock on the door of the two apartments was found at the side of the
entrance and upon the gasoline stove at the right side were the screws from the lock and a
screw driver. The supposition that the party who is guilty of the theft and murder, was
familiar with conditions at the house.
The police were making an investigation on throughout the day, but they were unable to
find the weapon with which the murder was committed or any clue. George Parks, the
fingerprint agent at the Indiana Reformatory was summoned, and he together with Chief
McCulloch, made a search for possible finger prints. In the mean time, Mr. Manus
telegraphed Robert Owen, of Bedford, the famous bloodhound man, to bring his dogs at
once. About press time the dogs reached the city and were taken to the scene of the
Mrs. Manus is survived by her husband and five children: Eva Manus, age 13, Elizabeth
Manus, age 11; Elmer Manus, age 9; Herman Manus, age 7; and Shirley Manus, age 3.
Funeral arrangements have not yet been made. [additional newspaper articles – see note
Public Press 02-13-1918 p1c4 ACCIDENTS. William Broecker, who at one time was
Mayor of the city, is suffering at the West End Hotel, where he has lived for several months
from the effects of injuries resulting from a fall on the pavement at East Eighth and Spring
streets several days ago. The side of his face was bruised and he was badly shaken up by
New Albany Daily Ledger 03-11-1918 p4c2 Miss Elizabeth Broeker has returned from
Indianapolis, where she spent three weeks with her cousin, Mr. Edward Meyer, and Mrs.
Meyer. While there she was the recipient of much pleasant social attention.
New Albany Daily Ledger 04-21-1918 p4c2 Personals. John Broecker, stationed at Camp
Zachary Taylor, is confined at one of the base hospitals at the camp on account of illness.
He has been in ill health for some time and was removed to the hospital last Thursday. It is
not exactly known what he is suffering from.
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New Albany Daily Ledger 05-20-1918 p1c4 Dr. Conrad Broecker, formerly of this city,
now of Denver, has returned home after spending several weeks here visiting his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. John Broecker of East Eleventh and Spring streets. Mrs. Broecker will remain
in the city for several weeks longer, visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James H. Corbett, of
East Market street.
New Albany Weekly Ledger 02-04-1919 p1c6 W. A. BROECKER FORMER MAYOR PASSES
AWAY. Served As Mayor of the City Back In the Early Nineties, Succeeding Morris
McDonald. ELECTED BY CITY COUNCIL. Once a Prosperous Business Man He Is Overtaken
By Financial Misfortunes Late in Life. William A. Broecker, former Mayor of the city, died
at 7 o‟clock this morning at St. Edward‟s Hospital. His death was due to a complication of
diseases after an illness of two weeks. Mr. Broecker had been in poor health for the past
two or three years. Mr. Broecker was 69 years old and was a native of this city. With the
exception of a few years that he lived in Corydon, he had lived here all of his life. He was
elected Mayor by the City Council in 1892, succeeding the late Morris McDonald, who had
resigned. At the time of his election the political complexion of the city administration
changed from Republican to Democratic, Mr. McDonald having been a Republican and Mr.
Broecker was a Democrat. For many years Mr. Broecker was a prominent business man of
this city, having operated a general store on West Main street, where he amassed quite a
fortune. Financial misfortunes, however, overtook him in later years and it is stated that he
died practically penniless. It is said that his financial reverses began about the time that he
got into politics, but it is not known that his political ventures were responsible for his
financial losses. Mr. Broecker was married more than twenty years ago to Miss Vina
Charley, of Corydon, who died a few years ago. After the death of his wife he returned to
this city from Corydon, where he had lived for five or six years. He leaves no children. Two
brothers and three sisters, John and Frank Broecker, Miss Kate Broecker, Mrs. Tobias Hoffer
and Mrs. William Hanafee, all of this city, survive. Mr. Broecker was a member of the
Catholic church in Corydon. The body was removed to the undertaking establishment of
Frank A. Kraft. The funeral will be held at the Corydon catholic church at 9 o‟clock
tomorrow morning. [d: 02-04-1919]
New Albany Daily Ledger 03-01-1919 p1c5 JOHN HANAFEE PASSES AWAY. Prominent
Southern Passenger Engineer, Dies After Long and Painful Illness. John Hanafee, a
Southern railroad passenger engineer and an old resident of the city, who lived at 1409 East
Oak street, died at St. Edward‟s Hospital this morning. His death was due to cancer of the
stomach after a long illness. Mr. Hanafee was 60 years old and had lived practically all his
life in this city. For many years he had been in the employe of the Southern Railway
Company. Besides his wife he is survived by five sons, William, Leo, and John Hanafee, of
this city; Ensign Frank Hanafee, of the navy; and Eugene Hanafee, a student in St. Meinrad
College. Mr. Hanafee was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. [d: 03-01-1919]
New Albany Weekly Ledger 03-12-1919 p4c1 and p8c1 [LEAVES ESTATE TO
HOUSEKEEPER. Four Wills Are Offered For Probate in the Office of County Clerk
Johnson]…….During her natural life Mrs. Ellen Hanafee is given the estate of her husband,
John Hanafee, and should her death occur before their sons, Eugene B. and John T.
Hanafee, become 21 years of age, the property is to be held in trust by his sons, William C.
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and Frank J. Hanafee, until the younger sons attain their majority when the estate is to be
equally divided between themselves and Leo B. Hanafee, a fifth son. Mrs. Hanafee is
nominated executrix of the will, made September 9, 1916, and witnessed by Charles D.
Kelso and Annie Edlin. [d: 03-01-1919]
New Albany Daily Ledger 05-02-1921 p4c5 TOBIAS HOFFER PASSES AWAY. Former Well
Known Business Man Expires at His Home on Elm Street Sunday Morning. Tobias Hoffer, 58
years old, died at 1:30 o‟clock Sunday morning at his home 1010 East Elm street. Mr.
Hoffer has lived all of his life in New Albany, where he was in business for many years. For
the last ten years he had been a traveling salesman. Besides his widow, Mrs. Mary Hoffer,
he is survived by two daughters, Misses Elizabeth and Stella Hoffer. Mr. Hoffer was a
member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and he also was a member of New Albany Lodge of
Elks. Funeral services will be held at Holy Trinity Church at 11 o‟clock Tuesday morning.
Burial will be in St. Mary‟s Cemetery.
New Albany Weekly and Daily Ledger 06-21-1922 p4c3 BOY BABE ARRIVES IN DENVER
HOME. A son, Robert Mierly, was born Friday, June 16, at noon to Dr. and Mrs. Conrad
George Brocher at their home in Denver, a telegram announcing the arrival of the babe
being received Friday evening by the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Broecher, East Spring
and Eleventh streets. It was the first visit of the stork to the household. Mrs. Brocher
formerly was Miss Ruth Corbett of this city.
New Albany Weekly Ledger 09-06-1922 p4c5 Returns Home. Mr. and Mrs. John F.
Broecker, Jr., have returned to their home in Grasselli Park, NJ, after spending two weeks
with Mr. Broecker‟s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Broecker, East Spring street.
New Albany Weekly & Daily Ledger 02-14-1923 p1c1 HAPPY GRANDPARENTS. Mr. and
Mrs. John Broeker of East Tenth and Spring streets received a telegram Tuesday night
announcing the birth of John Broeker the Third, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Broeker, Jr.,
of Grasselli Park, New Jersey.
New Albany Weekly and Daily Ledger 04-04-1923 p3c4 MRS. SOPHIA BELVIY DIES. Mrs.
Sophia Belviy, 70 years old, wife of Frank Belviy, Sr., died at 6 o‟clock Saturday morning
at the family residence on the Grant Line road a few miles northeast of New Albany. She
had been ill from influenza for two months. Mrs. Belviy was a widely known resident of
Floyd County. She was Miss Sophia Broecker before her marriage. She is survived by nine
children, who are: Mrs. Oscar Hon, Mrs. Frank Scharf, Mrs. Edward Perry [Very], Frank Jr.,
Joseph C., Martin L., and Gustave Belviy, Mrs. Edward Zipp and Clarence Belviy, all of Floyd
and Clark counties. She was a member of St. Mary‟s Catholic Church from which the
funeral was held. [d: 03-31-1923]
New Albany Weekly Ledger 04-11-1923 p8c6 AGED RESIDENT DIES. Funeral services for
Mrs. Philomena Belviy, widow of Nicholas Belviy, who died Saturday at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Martin Belviy, 1207 East market street, was held at 9 o‟clock Tuesday
morning at St. Mary‟s catholic church. Burial was in St. Mary‟s cemetery. Besides Mrs.
Belviy, she is survived by three other daughters, Mrs. James King and Mrs. John
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Oberhausen, of this city, and Mrs. Peter Rauck, of Cincinnati. She was a member of St.
Mary‟s church. [d: 04-07-1923]
New Albany Weekly and Daily Ledger 07-04-1923 p7c4 AGED RESIDENT DIES. Mrs. Mary
L. Ralston, 67 years old, wife of Robert Ralston, died at 3 o‟clock Friday morning at her
home on the River road, two miles west of New Albany, following a long illness. Besides her
husband, she is survived by four sons, William, Frank, Charles and Robert Ralston Jr.,
sixteen grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She was a member of St. Mary‟s
Catholic church, where the funeral services were held at 9 o‟clock Monday morning.
New Albany Weekly Ledger 08-13-1924 p3c3 DEATH FOLLOWS LONG ILLNESS. Miss
Elizabeth Hoffer, 35 years old, died at 3 o‟clock last Thursday morning at the family
residence, 1010 East Elm street, following an illness of several months. She had been
confined to her bed, but improved sufficiently in time to be on the street again. She
suffered a relapse lately. Miss Hoffer is survived by her mother, and one sister, Miss Stella
Hoffer, this city. She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, where the funeral
services were held at 9 o‟clock Saturday morning. Burial in St. Mary‟s cemetery. [d: 08-
New Albany Tribune 03-25-1925 p3c2 A daughter, Doris Catherine, was born to Mr. and
Mrs. Clark Belviy at St. Edward‟s Hospital March 20.
New Albany Weekly Ledger 06-26-1925 p4c4 Personals. The marriage of Daniel D.
Trinler and Miss Amelia Catherine Hanafee, 429 East Fourth street, took place
Wednesday night at the home of the bride‟s mother, Mrs. William Hanafee, 1310 East Elm
street, Monsignor Charles Curran, of Holy Trinity church officiating. The groom is a son of
New Albany Weekly Ledger 02-04-1926 p1c6 RETURN FROM ORDINATION. The Rt. Rev.
Monsignor Charles Curran and Joseph Bruns have returned from Memphis, Tenn., where
they attended the ordination ceremonies of the Rev. Eugene R. Hanafee, of New Albany,
and the Rev. Joseph E. Leppert, of Memphis, Tuesday morning. Monsignor Curran took part
in the ceremonies. Father Hanafee was born and reared in New Albany and studied for the
priesthood at St. Meinrad Seminary, but has been assigned to the Nashville Diocese on
account of his brothers now being residents in the State of Tennessee. Mrs. William
Hanafee and Mrs. Frank J. Broecker, aunts of Father Hanafee, also attended the ordination,
and following it went to Jackson, Tenn., where Father Hanafee celebrated his first mass
today. Father Leppert is related to Mrs. Isaac Dunn, East Elm street, this city. Bishop
Schmitt, who ordained the two young men priests, was formerly pastor of Sts. Peter and
Paul Cathedral in Indianapolis.
New Albany Tribune 04-23-1926 (or 04-25-1926) p1c7 RUTHLESS DRIVER IS SOUGHT BY
POLICE. WELL KNOWN COUPLE STRUCK BY CAR DRIVEN BY AN UNKNOWN MAN; SCENE
FOLLOWED BY BRUTAL ACT. Miss Eva Manus and Albert Fischer Injured When Struck By
A Car On State Road No. 5 – Woman Suffers Fracture of Leg – Fischer‟s Nose Broken. Miss
Eva Manus, 23 years old, granddaughter of Frank Manus Sr., prominent pork packer, and
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Albert Fischer, 26, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Fischer, 219 Cherry street, were struck by an
automobile operated by an unknown driver, experienced a narrow escape with their lives.
The scene following the accident was one of the most brutal in the annals of the local
Miss Manus is confined at St. Edward‟s Hospital suffering from a fracture of the right leg
between the knee and the thigh. It was at first believed she was suffering from internal
injuries but this was not the case, it was stated Friday morning. Mr. Fischer, who is at his
home, is suffering from a broken nose and cuts and bruises about the body.
The couple was on the way to board a State and Vincennes street car at the terminal on
State street, and while walking along on State Road No. 5 about 200 yards from the city
limits, having just left the young woman‟s home, an unknown driver came along, his
machine striking them. Fischer was violently knocked to the ground, while Miss Manus was
thrown across the top of the radiator of the machine. The driver stopped the car just long
enough to push the limp body of the woman from the machine and sped towards New
Albany. Both of the persons were in such a dazed condition they could give no description
of the car. The police department was notified and an investigation was instituted.
Frank L. Sieveking, 1602 Dewey street, came along about the time the accident
occurred, said the car which struck the couple appeared to be a closed car, and could have
been either a Chevrolet or Overland make. A young woman with Sieveking said she
thought she got the number of the machine and it was given to the police.
Young Fischer is connected with the White House department store of the S. W.
Newburger & Company. Miss Manus makes her home with her uncle, John Broecker, on
state Road No. 5.
New Albany Tribune 04-26-1926 p6c3 Personals. Joe Broecker, 606 West Market street,
left Saturday night for Asheville, NC.
New Albany Tribune 05-01-1926 p1c7 ALBERT FISCHER SUFFERING FROM NERVOUS
SHOCK. Albert Fischer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Fischer, 219 Cherry street, is confined
to his home suffering from a severe nervous shock as a result of his harrowing experience
more than a week ago when he and Miss Eva Manus, were struck by an automobile on
State Road No. 5, driven by an unknown driver. He is improving from his injuries but is
said to be suffering more and more from nervous shock. During the past several days his
condition has become exceedingly aggravated, it is reported. Miss Manus, who suffered a
fracture of the right leg and was injured about the chest, is confined at St. Edward‟s
Hospital. She is improving nicely. The driver of the car has never been learned although an
intensive search for the offender was made by the police.
New Albany Weekly Ledger 05-14-1926 p6c3 Personals. Leo Hanafee, formerly of this
city, who with his family has been the guest of Mrs. Hanafee‟s mother, Mrs. Lucy Pfau,
Jeffersonville, motored to his home in Jackson, Tennessee on Tuesday. He was
accompanied by his little son, Bobbie, and small daughter, Lucy Lynn. Mrs. Hanafee
with her infant daughter, Ruth Patricia, left Jeffersonville Thursday morning to join them.
New Albany Weekly Ledger 07-22-1927 p1c6 DEATH OF JOHN BROECKER. The death of
July 8th of John Broecker, for many years a well-known grocer at East Spring and Eleventh
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streets, removed from the community one of the veteran businessmen of the city and one
who was widely known for his congenial nature, service to all who knew him and friendliness
especially to the children and younger folk. Mr. Broecker had been ill for four years and the
end was not unexpected. He was a native of New Albany, where he spent all his life.
Surviving are two sons and one daughter besides Mrs. Broecker. They are John Broecker of
Cleveland, O., Dr. Conrad Broecker of Denver, Colo., and Miss Elizabeth Broecker, New
Albany. Mr. Broecker was a member of St. Mary‟s Church, where the funeral was held the
following Monday. [d: 0-7-08-1927]
New Albany Weekly Ledger 11-18-1927 p2c5 The body of Conrad George Broeker,
formerly of this city, who died at his home in Denver, arrived Monday morning and was
taken to the home of his mother, Mrs. Ida Broeker, 410 East Eleventh street. The funeral
was held at 9 o‟clock Tuesday morning at St. Mary‟s Catholic Church, with burial in St.
Mary‟s Cemetery. [d: 11-10-1927]
New Albany Tribune 01-31-1928 p5c6 Births. James Skelly Broecker, born at St.
Edward‟s Hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Broecker, 112 Woodrow avenue.
New Albany Tribune 04-23-1928 p1c8 and 04-24-1948 p6c2 FORMER BUSINESS MAN
FOUND DEAD. Retired Produce Merchant Passes Away Suddenly At Country Home. Frank
Belviy, 79 years old, well known retired commission merchant of this city, died suddenly at
his home on the Grant Line Road, one mile north of New Albany Sunday morning. Mr.
Belviy had conducted a fruit and produce business in New Albany for fifty years prior to his
retirement several years ago. The business which he founded is now conducted by his sons
at 314 State street. Mr. Belviy was born in Alsace-Lorraine and came to this country when
he was a boy. He came to New Albany in his early manhood and at once began the
business which he conducted until his retirement. He is survived by five sons, Frank Jr.,
Joseph, Martin and Clarence Belviy, all of New Albany; and August Belviy of Memphis, Ind.;
five daughters, Mrs. Oscar Hon, Mrs. Frank Scharf, Mrs. Edward Very, Mrs. Edward Zipp,
and Mrs. Anna Bertrand; thirty-four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and one sister,
Mrs. Anna Melmer. Funeral services are to be held at St. Mary‟s Catholic Church at 9 o‟clock
Wednesday morning, with burial in St. Mary‟s Cemetery. [d: 04-22-1928]
New Albany Tribune 04-27-1928 p1c3 CHILDREN GIVEN ESTATE IN WILL OF FRANK
BELVIY……The estate is to be divided share and share alike among his children, including
Elizabeth Hon, Amelia Scharf, Annie Very, Frank Belviy, Jr., Joseph Belviy, Martin Belviy,
John Belviy, Corrine Zipp, Clarence Belviy, and Annie Bertrand, adopted child. The latter is
included with the statement “she has made her home with us and has been the same to me
as one of my own children.”…..
New Albany Weekly Ledger 07-20-1928 p6c4 Mrs. Ida M. Broecker and a daughter,
Elizabeth, are spending a few days in Chicago with the relatives.
New Albany Weekly Ledger 04-04-1930 p10c4 The funeral of Master Robert Broecker,
aged 7 years, who died at his home in Chicago, was held in New Albany with burial in St.
Mary‟s cemetery. The boy was the son of Mrs. Conrad Broecker, formerly Miss Corbett of
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New Albany, and since the death of Dr. Conrad Broecker two years ago, a resident of
Chicago. His grandmother is Mrs. John Broecker. His death was a particularly sad one
since he was the third of three generations to pass away within the past two years and the
mother, grandmother, and other close relatives have the greatest sympathy of the
community. The child was ill several weeks with scarlet fever and little hopes were
entertained for him from the start but the utmost was done to save his life. [d: 03-24-
New Albany Tribune 09-12-1930 p5c1 Personals. John Broecker, of New York City, who
has been the guest of his mother, Mrs. John Broecker and sister, Miss Elizabeth
Broecker, 410 East Eleventh street, for the past week, has returned home.
New Albany Weekly Ledger 12-11-1931 p8c4 Personals. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Belviy
announce the marriage of their daughter, Viola, to Staff Sergt. Talbot A. McDaniel,
November 24, at Fort Hayes, Ohio. They left for the Panama Canal Zone, where they are
located for two years. [m: 11-24-1931]
New Albany Weekly Ledger 04-01-1932 p2c5 JOHN BROECKER WEDS NEW JERSEY BRIDE.
Mrs. John A. Broecker of East Eleventh street, announces the marriage of her son, John
Broecker, to Miss Jean Westervelt, of East Orange, New Jersey, in that city last Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Broecker have left on an extended wedding trip to the Bermudas. Mr.
Broecker has been connected since the World War, of which he is a veteran, with the
DuPont DeNemoures Corporation of New York as a chemist, and has an excellent position
with them. He has won much success in his chosen investigations and experiments; in fact,
has recently obtained an important patent and has five other patents pending.
New Albany Weekly Ledger 07-22-1932 p3c4 RITES FOR FATHER HANAFEE. Rites were
held at the Cathedral of the Nashville, Tenn., Diocese for the Rev. Eugene Hanafee, 31
years old, former New Albany resident, who died there. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Father Hanafee, a graduate of the Holy Trinity parochial school, studied for the priesthood
at St. Meinrad, Ind., Seminary. An uncle, Frank Broecker, and two aunts of New Albany
New Albany Tribune 10-23-1933 p1c5 ILLNESS IS FATAL TO FRANK SCHARF, 61. Frank
A. Scharf, 61, farmer, died at 9:45 o‟clock Sunday night in his home on the Klerner Lane,
two miles from the city. He had been ill for several years. Surviving are the widow, Mrs.
Amelia Scharf; one daughter, Miss Sophia Scharf; and two sisters, Mrs. George Wolfe and
Miss Anna Scharf, all of Floyd County. Mr. Scharf was a member of St. Mary‟s Catholic
Church of this city. Funeral services will be held in the church at 9 o‟clock Wednesday
morning and burial will be in the St. Mary‟s Cemetery, Charlestown avenue. [d: 10-22-
New Albany Tribune 12-04-1933 p1c8 BROECKER RITES PLANNED TUESDAY. Short Illness
Fatal To Provision Concern Head – Formerly Lived Here – Engaged In Business 36 years.
Funeral services for Henry A. Broecker, 54, former Floyd County resident, president of the
Klarer Provision Company, who died Sunday morning in his home, 3830 West Market Street,
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Louisville, will be held in the home at 2:30 o‟clock Tuesday afternoon. Burial will be in Cave
Hill Cemetery. Mr. Broecker had been connected with the provision company for thirty-six
years, becoming president in 1920. His death followed a brief illness. He is survived by his
widow, Mrs. Katie Klarer Broecker; three sons, Theodore H. Broecker, Leo K. Broecker, and
Leonard F. Broecker; a daughter, Miss Dorothea Broecker; his mother, Mrs. Josephine
Broecker, New Albany; two brothers, Conrad H. Broecker and John F. Broecker, both of New
Albany , and a sister, Miss Elizabeth Broecker, also of New Albany. [indexed Broeckner]
FLOYD COUNTY DEATH RECORDS. CH37 P20 05-04-1934 IRVIN ZIPP (son of Edward
and Corinne Belviy Zipp) b: 06-14-1916; concussion of brain received in auto wreck at
Milltown, Ind., died enroute to St. Edward‟s Hospital; buried St. Mary‟s cemetery [d: 05-
New Albany Tribune 10-20-1934 p1c8 and New Albany Weekly Ledger 11-16-1934 p9c2
Former City Teacher Dies In Kin‟s Home. Miss Lucille C. Broecker, 29, a former teacher
in the local public schools, died at 5:30 o‟clock Saturday morning in the home of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Broecker, 203 Cottom avenue. Miss Broecker had been in ill
health for some time. She was a native of New Albany and always resided here. Surviving
are also a brother, Cletus Broecker, and a grandmother, Mrs. Josephine Broecker, New
Albany. Miss Broecker was a member of the St. Mary‟s Catholic church. Funeral services
will be held at 10 o‟clock Monday morning in St. Mary‟s Church with burial in the church
cemetery on Charlestown boulevard. [d: 10-20-1934 pulmonary tuberculosis]
New Albany Weekly Ledger 11-23-1934 p9c5 Miss Mary Hanafee has returned from a
week‟s business trip to New York.
New Albany Tribune 12-11-1935 p4c4 Personals. Albert Fischer, advertising manager at
The White House, and Miss Eva Manus drove to Indianapolis Sunday and were guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Cletus Broecker of that city. Mr. Broecker is a cousin of Miss Manus.
New Albany Tribune 12-30-1935 p1c1 Mrs. Mary Hoffer Dies In Residence. Mrs. Mary F.
Hoffer, widow of Tobias Hoffer, died at 1:30 o‟clock Monday morning in the residence, 1010
East Elm street. Surviving are a daughter, Miss Stella Hoffer; a brother, Frank Broecker,
and one sister, Mrs. Rose Hanafee. Mrs. Hoffer was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic
Church. [d: 12-30-1935]
New Albany Tribune 01-13-1936 p3c3 CATHERINE BELVIY/Theral Mitchell?????
New Albany Tribune 06-17-1936 p1c1 TWO ARE INJURED IN MOTOR MISHAP. Woman and
Child Hurt When Car Crashes into Tree In Effort To Avoid Collision – Taxicab Hits Telephone
Pole. Two persons were inured in a motor accident at 6 o‟clock Tuesday night at Vincennes
and Ekin avenue, in which two automobiles figured. Mrs. (sic) Elizabeth Hanafee, 41, of
1310 Ekin Avenue, suffered a severe gash on her right arm and her niece, Betty Ann
Burgin, 2, of the same address, received body bruises. The woman steered her machine
into a tree in order to avert a collision with a car of the Independent Taxi-Cab Company,
driven by Fred McCracken, 24, of 236 Clay street. The taxi traveling south on Vincennes
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street struck a telegraph pole when the woman‟s motor pulled into his path, according to
the police report. Both machines were badly damaged.
New Albany Tribune 08-25-1936 p2c5 Hanafee-Rommel. Mrs. A. R. Hanafee announces
the marriage of her daughter, Miss Mary Hanafee, to Harry G. Rommel of Louisville,
which took place August 17. The Rev. Charles P. Raffo, pastor of St. Charles Borromeo
Catholic Church, that city, officiated. [m: 08-17-1936]
New Albany Tribune 12-04-1936 p1c1 ILLNESS FATAL TO MRS. BROECKER, 84. Widow of
Henry B. Broecker, Dairyman Here Many Years, Dies In Residence – Funeral to Be Held
Monday. Mrs. Josephine Broecker, 84, widow of Henry B. Broecker, for many years
engaged in the dairy business on the Corydon pike, died at 4:25 o‟clock Thursday afternoon
in the residence, 1316 Ekin avenue. She had been ill several months from a complication of
diseases. Born and reared in New Albany, Mrs. Broecker resided here all her life. Surviving
are two sons, John Broecker, connected with the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company; and
Conrad Broecker, agent for the Prudential Life Insurance Company; one daughter, Miss
Elizabeth Broecker, New Albany; a sister, Mrs. Rose Ruhr, Louisville; 14 grandchildren and 2
great-grandchildren. Mrs. Broecker was a member of St. Mary‟s Catholic Church, where
funeral services will be held at 9 o‟clock Monday morning. Burial will be in the church
cemetery. The body is at the residence. [d: 12-03-1936]
New Albany Tribune 04-03-1937 p3c4 Belviy – Raber. The wedding of Miss Helen
Virginia Belviy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Belviy, Slate Run road, and Edward
Browning Raber, of Columbus, O., was solemnized this morning at 7 o‟clock in St. Mary‟s
Catholic Church. Monsignor William A. Jochum officiated. [m: 04-03-1937]
New Albany Tribune 05-20-1937 p4c5 DAILY RECORD. Marriage Licenses. Ivan
Wininger, French Lick, to Martha Belviy, this city.
New Albany Tribune 08-02-1937 p3c3 Zipp – Canter. Mrs. Corrine Zipp announces the
engagement of her daughter, Miss Elizabeth Zipp, to John Canter, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Ernest Canter. The wedding will take place the latter part of August. [m: 08-28-1937]
New Albany Ledger & Tribune 08-13-1937 p5c6 Personals. Mrs. John Broecker and Miss
Elizabeth Broecker have returned from a three weeks‟ trip which included a visit to Arden,
Del., where they were the guests of Mrs. Broecker‟s son, John Broecker, and Mrs.
Broecker. They then drove down the Sky Line Drive to West Palm Beach, Fla., where they
visited Mrs. Broecker‟s sister, Mrs. Homer J. Rogers and Mr. Rogers, returning home
through western Florida. They traveled 4,000 miles visiting in fourteen states.
New Albany Tribune 08-28-1937 p3c2 ZIPP – CANTER. The wedding of Miss Elizabeth
Zipp, daughter of Mrs. Corrine Zipp, and John Canter, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Canter, will
take place at 8 o‟clock tonight in St. Mary‟s Rectory. Monsignor William Jochum will
officiate. Their attendants will be Misses Maribelle Gray, Margaret Gerdon and Leland
McCandless and Kenneth Biggs, the latter of Louisville. Mr. and Mrs. Canter will reside at
Locust and Vincennes streets. [m: 08-28-1937]
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New Albany Tribune 09-24-1937 p3c3 Mrs. A. R. Hanafee has returned to her home on
East Elm street after a visit with her daughter, Mrs. R. H. Baston, in Jackson, Miss.
New Albany Tribune 01-21-1938 p2c3 Belviy-Endris. The wedding of Miss Catherine
Belviy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence H. Belviy, and Frank Endris, this city, took place
at 8 o‟clock Tuesday night in the parsonage of St. Mark‟s Evangelical Church. The Rev. F. A.
Meusch officiated. They were attended by Miss Loretta Heeb and Clarence E. Belviy, brother
of the bride. [m: 01-18-1938]
New Albany Tribune 11-15-1938 p3c3 Local Couple‟s Marriage Announced By Parents. Mr.
and Mrs. George Klerner announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Mary Frances
Klerner, to Clarence Belviy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Belviy. The wedding took place
Nov. 12 in the parsonage of St. Mark‟s Evangelical Church. The Rev. F. A. Meusch
officiated. Their attendants were Miss Marcia Wright and Robert Klerner. Mr. and Mrs.
Belviy are making their home at 1819 East Oak street. [m: 11-12-1938]
New Albany Tribune 01-10-1939 p3c6 Georgetown Woman Seeks Separation. Cruelty was
charged by Mrs. Evelyn Ruth Very, Georgetown, in a divorce complaint against Charles
Very, filed Tuesday in the Floyd Circuit Court. She asked to have restored her maiden
name, Evelyn Ruth Pate. They were married May 28, 1938, and separated Dec. 26 of the
New Albany Tribune 01-26-1939 p3c7 Personals. Mr. and Mrs. John Canter, Ekin
avenue and Vincennes street, announce the birth of a son January 21, in St. Edward‟s
New Albany Tribune 05-12-1939 p1c7 Married By J.P. Married Thursday by Justice of
Peace Burton O. Erdman were…Martin Leo Belviy, 22, of 1505 East Main street to
Elizabeth Amy, 21, of 1928 Division street. [m: 05-11-1939]
New Albany Tribune 11-11-1939 p1c8 RETIRED GROCER INJURED FATALLY IN CAR
ACCIDENT. Oscar Hon, 70, Dies Of Fractured Skull In Hospital; Taxi Driver Faces Count.
4TH PEDESTRIAN KILLED. Oscar S. Hon, 70, retired grocer, died at 2:45 o‟clock Saturday
morning at St. Edward‟s Hospital from injuries suffered at 6 o‟clock Friday night when he
was struck by a taxi cab as he crossed Vincennes street at Culbertson avenue. It was the
fourth pedestrian fatality this year. An examination at the hospital, where Hon was taken
by the driver of the death car and Thomas Hand, a passerby, disclosed a skull fracture and
a broken right ankle.
The driver, Edward Guethe, 33, of 818 Jay street, will be charged with reckless homicide
under a new statute passed by the 1939 General Assembly, according to prosecuting
Attorney Frank E. Lorch, who said this will be the first time the statute has been invoked in
Floyd County. Guethe, who was traveling north on Vincennes street, told police he saw Hon
crossing from east to west at the intersection and swerved the car, but too late to avoid
striking the victim. Witnesses said the left rear end of the motor skidded into the
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pedestrian when the rear wheels caught in the west street car tracks. Lorch said he will
request the grand jury to conduct an investigation.
Hon retired from the grocery business eight years ago, after …………….Sixth Street and
Culbertson Avenue and later at Vincennes street and Ekin avenue. At the time of the
accident, Hon was en route to his work as a clerk in a package liquor store nearby, where
he had been employed a short time.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Hon; and a brother, John Hon, Paoli. He was
a member of the St. Mary‟s Catholic church. The body is at Kraft‟s Parlors, 708 East Spring
street. Funeral services will be held at 9 o‟clock Monday morning in St. Mary‟s Church, with
burial in the church cemetery, Charlestown boulevard. [d: 11-11-1939]
New Albany Tribune 05-21-1940 p5c5 Daily Record. Marriage Licenses. Robert
Falkenstein, 21, and Agnes Very, 19, both of Route 1, New Albany. [m: 05-18-1940]
New Albany Tribune 07-03-1940 p5c5 DEATH COMES TO BABY. Ruth Ann Very, 8
month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Very died at 5 o‟clock Wednesday morning at the
home on Grant Line Road. Surviving also are a brother, Frank Edward Very, a sister, Pearl
Mae Very, and grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Edward Very and Mrs. Edith Bline. The body is at
the residence, wherefor services will be held at 9 o‟clock Thursday morning. Burial will be in
St. Mary‟s Cemetery. [d: 07-03-1940]
New Albany Tribune 01-24-1941 p7c8 DAILY RECORD. Marriage Licenses. William Bline,
20, of 208 West Spring street, plywood worker, and Ruth Very, 18, of RFD 1, New Albany,
New Albany Tribune 02-17-1941 p3c3 Belviy – Drescher Wedding Planned For March. Mr.
and Mrs. Joseph C. Belviy, Armstrong road, have announced the engagement of their
daughter, Miss Betty Anne Belviy, to Mr. Vivian Drescher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl
Drescher. The wedding is planned for early March.
New Albany Ledger & Tribune 02-28-1941 Personals. John T. Broecker of Arden,
Delaware, spent several days with his mother and sister, Mrs. John Broecker and Miss
Elizabeth Broecker at their home 410 East Eleventh street. Mr. Broecker was enroute to his
home from New Orleans, where he attended a paint convention and was on the program for
the duPont de Nemours Company.
New Albany Tribune 05-27-1941 p5c4 Daily Record. Marriage Licenses. Robert
Falkenstein, 21, and Agnes Very, 19, both of Route 1, New Albany.
New Albany Tribune 05-27-1941 p5c4 Belviy-Lee Marriage of May 22 Announced. Mr. and
Mrs. M. L. Belviy announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Olga Belviy, to Mr. Frank
Lee, of Jeffersonville, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Lee of Shoals. The wedding took place May
22 in the St. Mary‟s Catholic Church, with Monsignor William A. Joachim officiating. Mr. and
Mrs. George Roche were the attendants. The couple has returned from a wedding trip and
is residing at 1505 East Main Street. [m: 05-22-1941]
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New Albany Tribune 06-21-1941 p2c8 DAILY RECORD. Marriage Licenses. Bernard Zipp,
21, laborer, 1102 E. Oak, and Lucille Fonts, 19, of Floyds Knobs, Ind.
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Belviy-Baron Marriage Announced. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Belviy, announce the marriage of
their daughter, Miss Ruth Adele Belviy, to Donald R. Baron, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. B.
Baron, Jeffersonville. The wedding took place September 12 in Jeffersonville. The couple
was attended by Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Nichols. Mr. and Mrs. Baron are temporarily residing
with the bride‟s parents. [m: 09-12-1941]
New Albany Tribune 11-08-1941 p3c8 Mr. and Mrs. M. l. Belviy, 1301 East Spring,
announce birth of daughter.
New Albany Tribune 02-26-1942 p1c6 Miss Stella Hoffer Dies In Washington. Miss Stella
Hoffer, former New Albany resident, died in a hospital Wednesday in Washington, D.C.,
where she had been a civil service employe of the Government for two years. Survivors are
an uncle, Frank J. Broecker, and an aunt, Mrs. Rose A. Hanafee, both of New Albany. The
body will arrive in New Albany at noon Friday and will be taken to Kraft‟s Parlors, 708 East
Spring street. Funeral services will be held at 9 o‟clock Saturday morning at Holy Trinity
Church with burial in St. Mary‟s Cemetery. [d: 02-25-1942]
New Albany Tribune 06-17-1942 p8c3 Maiden Name Asked In Divorce Action. Suit for
divorce was filed Wednesday in Floyd County Circuit Court by Mrs. Martha J. Wininger,
RFD 1, against Ivan R. Wininger, in which the plaintiff alleges cruelty and seeks
restoration of her maiden name, Martha J. Belviy. According to the complaint, the couple
married May 19, 1937 and separated May 25.
New Albany Tribune 02-01-1943 p1c6 Mrs. Toops Dies In Parents‟ Home. Mrs. Mary E.
Very Toops, 36, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Very, Grant Line
road, at 12:30 o‟clock Sunday afternoon. Surviving in addition to the parents are three
brothers, Frank, Charles and Lawrence Very and four sisters, Mrs. Catherine Garvin, Mrs.
Dorothy Bissinger, Mrs. Agnes Falkenstein and Mrs. Ruth Bline, all of this city. Funeral
services will be held at 9:10 o‟clock Tuesday morning in the Holy Trinity Catholic church
with burial in St. Mary‟s Cemetery. The body is at Kraft‟s Parlors, 708 East Spring street.
New Albany Tribune 05-26-1943 p3c3 Personals. Mr. and Mrs. John Canter and son,
Jimmie, have returned to their home in Utica, New York, having been called here by the
death of Mr. Canter‟s father. Mrs. Canter is the former Miss Elizabeth Zipp.
New Albany Tribune 07-28-1944 p3c3 Belviy-Reed Marriage Announced. Miss Martha J.
Belviy and Pvt. Roy Reed, were married July 1st in Jeffersonville, where they are residing.
Miss Belviy is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Belviy, Route 1, and Pvt. Reed is the son
of Mrs. F. M. Reed, Pine Bluff, Ark. [m: 07-01-1944]
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New Albany Tribune 08-14-1944 p1c7 Two Local Boys Reported Wounded……Sgt. Frank C.
Belviy, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Belviy, 1414 Dewey Heights, was reported
wounded in action in France on July 26. A former employe of the U.S. Quartermaster
Depot, Jeffersonville, Sgt. Belviy entered the army in January, 1943, and was sent to
England in February. He graduated from the high school in 1942.
New Albany Tribune 08-26-1944 p1c3 Mrs. Mary Broecker Succumbs Friday. Mrs. Mary
A. Broecker, 76, wife of John F. Broecker, died at her home, 203 Cottom Avenue, at 2:25
p.m. Friday. She is also survived by a son, Cletus A. Broecker, Indianapolis. The body is at
the Kraft Funeral Home. Services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday in St. Mary‟s Catholic
Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. [d: 08-25-1944]
New Albany Tribune 12-16-1944 p1c3 Mrs. Anna Very, 67, Succumbs Saturday. Mrs.
Anna Very, 67, wife of Edward Very, died at 8:15 a.m. Saturday morning at St. Edward‟s
Hospital. She was a member of the St. Mary‟s Catholic Church and resided on Grantline
Road about one mile north of the city. She is survived by three sons, Frank Very, Charles
Very, Lawrence Very; four daughters, Mrs. Catherine Garvin, Mrs. Dorothy Bisinger, Mrs.
Agnes Falkenstein, and Mrs. Ruth Bline; five brothers, Frank Belviy, Joseph Belviy, Martin
Belviy, and Clarence Belviy, all of New Albany; and Augustave Belviy, Clark County; three
sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Hon, Mrs. Amelia Scharf, and Mrs. Corinne Zipp, all of New Albany,
and 13 grandchildren. The body is at the Kraft Funeral Home. Services will be held at 9
a.m. at St. Mary‟s Church. Burial in the church cemetery. [d: 12-16-1944]
New Albany Tribune 01-29-1945 p1c5 Pvt. Donald Baron Wounded In Action. Mrs. Ruth
Belviy Baron, Gutford road, has received a reassuring V-mail letter from her husband,
Private Donald R. Baron, confirming a recent notice from the war department that he had
been wounded in action, in Belgium, January 6. Pvt. Baron wrote that he had been injured
in the shoulder and left arm and that he would probably be evacuated to an army hospital in
England for treatment and convalescence. He has been awarded the Purple Heart.
New Albany Tribune 02-10-1945 p3c6 Personals. Miss Elizabeth Broecker, 410 East
11th street, has returned from a week‟s trip north which included Canada, Detroit and
New Albany Tribune 06-26-1946 p1c2 Belviy, in Navy, Dreamed of Becoming an Aviator.
Clark J. Belviy…..
New Albany Tribune 03-21-1947 p8c4 Frank Broecker, Meat Salesman, Succumbs Friday.
Frank J. Broecker, 75, of 611 E. Thirteenth, salesman for the Armour Packing Company,
Lou., for nearly 25 years, died Friday at noon at St. Edward‟s Hospital where he was
admitted five days ago. A native of New Albany, he was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic
Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Martha Broecker; two sons, Joseph Broecker of New
Albany, and Frank Broecker of Chicago; 4 grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Rosa Hanafee, of
New Albany. The body is at Kraft Funeral Home pending arrangements. [d: 03-21-1947]
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New Albany Tribune 09-11-1947 p3c3 Social Activities. Endres-Leffler Marriage
Announced. The wedding of Miss Catherine M. Endres and Carl J. Leffler was
solemnized in the parsonage of the Centenary Methodist Church Saturday, Sept 6 th at 4
p.m. The Rev. C. P. McKinney officiated with the double ring ceremony in the presence of
the immediate families of the couple. The attendants were Miss Leora Davis and James
Leffler. The couple will reside in New Albany. [Catherine Belviy m: 09-06-1947]
New Albany Tribune 12-01-1947 p1c6 MRS. WILLIAM HANAFEE DIES SUNDAY AT HER
RESIDENCE. Mrs. Rose Hanafee, widow of William Hanafee, died at 6:00 p.m. Sunday at
her residence, 1310 E. Elm. A native and lifelong resident of New Albany, Mrs. Hanafee was
the daughter of Conrad Broecker, who came to the United States from Germany, and led his
pioneer family to New Albany in a covered wagon from New Orleans. Mrs. Hanafee is
survived by her daughter, Miss Elizabeth Hanafee; her [daughter‟s] sisters, Mrs. H. G.
Rommell, Anchorage, Ky.; Mrs. Sherwood Hoffman, Jackson, Miss.; Mrs. Daniel Ray Trinler,
Lou.; and Mrs. F. E. Burgin, New Albany; two sons, John Hanafee, Indianapolis; and George
Hanafee, Louisville; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was a member of
Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Her body will be in state at her residence until funeral services
are held Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. in the Holy Trinity Church. Burial will be in St. Mary‟s
Cemetery. [d: 11-30-1947
New Albany Tribune 08-10-1948 p1c7 and p4c3 John F. Broecker Insurance Man Died
Monday Night. John F. Broecker, 71, retired insurance man, died at 10:30 p.m. Monday at
St. Edward‟s Hospital following a month‟s illness. He resided at 203 E. Cottom. A native of
Floyd County, Broecker was with the Sun Life Insurance Company when it was absorbed by
the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in 1896 with which he was associated for over 35
years. Broecker, a member of St. Mary‟s Catholic Church, served as president of the Floyd
County Tuberculosis Association for two years. In addition to his church and association
work, Mr. Broecker maintained many small private charities to individuals, paying the cost
personally. He is survived by a son, Cletus Broecker, Indianapolis; a sister, Miss Elizabeth
Broecker; a brother, Conrad Broecker, both of New Albany, and three grandchildren. The
body is at the Kraft Funeral Home and services will be Thursday at 9:00 a.m. in St. Mary‟s
Catholic Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Members of the third order of
St. Francis will meet at the funeral home to recite the rosary Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. [d:
New Albany Tribune 03-14-1949 p1c4 MRS. CONRAD BROECKER. Mrs. Emma F.
Broecker, 73, died Saturday at 10 p.m. at her home, 2514 Glenwood Park, following an
illness. She was the wife of Conrad Broecker. Other survivors include three daughters,
Sister Rita Clare, Bedford, and Ruth V. and Mary Rita Broecker, New Albany; a brother, Fred
Finger, El Paso, Tex.; and two sisters, Mrs. Laura Wolford and Mrs. John Weidmann. The
funeral will be held Tuesday at 9 a.m. at St. Mary‟s Catholic Church with burial in the church
cemetery. [d: 03-12-1949]
New Albany Tribune 06-08-1950 p2c4 BETTY BELVIY/James Wismann [m: 07-15-
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New Albany Tribune 10-02-1950 p10c3 and 10-04-1950 p4c4 A daughter, Charla Gay
(Very), was born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Very, 2319 Shrader Avenue, in St. Edward‟s
Hospital, Sept. 30.
New Albany Tribune 11-25-1950 p4c6 SERVICE MEN: Currently undergoing training at the
Naval Training Center at Great Lakes, Illinois: son of Mr. and Mrs. Clark S. Belviy, Sr., 907
Slate Run Road. [William H. Belviy]
New Albany Tribune 01-23-1951 p2c5 and 01-26-1951 p2c7 and 01-27-1951 p3c4
GERALDINE BELVIY/Clyde Dunn
New Albany Tribune 05-23-1951 p3c2 Personals. Mrs. Ida M. Broecker returned home
from a two weeks visit with her son, John F. Broecker and Mrs. Broecker at their home in
Wilmington, Delaware. Miss Elizabeth Broecker attended the workshop of the child welfare
league in New York City and the national conference of social work at Atlantic City. She
spent a few days with her brother and his wife before returning home.
New Albany Tribune 08-15-1951 p4c1 50 YEARS AGO. August 15, 1901. Frank I. Belviy
and Miss Amelia Werle were united in marriage last night at St. Mary‟s Catholic Church.
Rev. Father Faller, the venerable dean of the church, pronounced the ceremony. A
reception was tendered the newly-weds at the home of the bride‟s mother, Mrs. Katherine
Werle, East Tenth and Market streets, immediately following the ceremony. [m: 08-14-
New Albany Tribune 04-30-1952 p4c4 50 YEARS AGO. April 30, 1902. Mr. Frank P.
Manus and Miss Nettie Broecker are to be married tomorrow morning at 5:45 at St.
Mary‟s Catholic Church. They will go to St. Louis on a wedding trip.
New Albany Tribune 05-22-1952 p3c5 Personals. Mrs. Edward B. Raber and children,
Russelville, Ky., have been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Belviy, Klerner Lane,
and relatives in Jeffersonville, left for New York City. From there they will go by plane to
Germany to join Warrant Officer Edward B. Raber, who has been there since October, for a
three years stay.
New Albany Tribune 07-03-1952 p3c4 [photo] Sub-Ettes Elect Officers for Year. The
newly-selected officers of Sub-Ettes are shown above talking over the list of new members
which were decided upon at a rush tea held Sunday at the home of Miss Virginia Plaiss,
Slate Run Road. The officers are standing left to right: JoAnn Hanne, secretary; Martha
Sandback, publicity; Virginia Pleiss, treasurer; and seated: Evelyn Campbell, vice-president;
and Connie Manus, president. Jane Habermel, who is also on publicity, is not shown.
New Albany Tribune 04-09-1953 p6c5 and 04-19-1953 p6c3 ESTHER BELVIY/Don King
New Albany Tribune 03-07-1954 p12c4 and 03-08-1954 p2c3 DEATHS. Ivan R.
Wininger, 41, 1584 Mona Vista Court, died at 6:45 p.m. Saturday. He is survived by his
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wife, Martha Wininger; one daughter, Patricia Ann; two brothers, James Austin Wininger,
French Lick; Wininger, Bardstown, Ky. He was an employee of the Louisville & Nashville
Railroad, Louisville. The body is at the Dieckmann Funeral Home. Funeral services will be
held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Dieckmann chapel. He will be buried in the National
Cemetery. [d: 03-06-1954]
New Albany Tribune 09-14-1954 p6c1 Personals. Chief Warrant Officer Edward B. Raber,
and family will return to the States shortly, after three years spent in Germany. While
overseas, they visited points of interest in Germany, France, Holland, Switzerland, and
Italy. While in France they visited the beautiful and ancient church of St. Avold where Mrs.
Raber‟s grandfather, the late Frank Belviy Sr., was christened. Mrs. Raber was formerly
Miss Helen Belviy.
New Albany Tribune 11-03-1955 p3c4 Deaths. Mrs. Amelia Scharf, widow of Frank A.
Scharf, died at St. Edward‟s Hospital Wednesday night, at 8:15 o„clock. She was 80 years
old. Mrs. Scharf lived on Klerner Lane, near New Albany, and was a member of St. Mary‟s
Catholic Church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Sophia McDonald, Floyd County; five
brothers, Frank, Martin, Joseph and Clarence Belviy, all of New Albany and Gus Belviy,
Memphis, Ind.; and three sisters, Mrs. Corinne Zipp and Mrs. Elizabeth [Hon}, both of New
Albany and Mrs. Anna Zangmeister, of Floyd County. The body is at the Kraft Funeral
Home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. [d: 11-02-1955]
New Albany Tribune 05-13-1956 p8c1 (photo) BRIDE – Mrs. James Skelly Broecker,
before her marriage yesterday, was Miss Rosemary Michaels. She is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. J. A. Michaels of 406 N. 28th Street, Louisville. The wedding was solemnized at 9
a.m. in St. [Celia‟s] Church, Louisville, and a reception was held at Mackin Council. She and
Mr. Broecker, who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Broecker of 412 Woodrow Avenue,
flew to New York City, for a short honeymoon. They will reside at 2100 Algonquin Parkway,
Louisville. [m: 05-12-1956]
New Albany Tribune 07-11-1956 p3c4 DEATHS. Mrs. Martha Broecker, 85, died at the
home of a son, Joseph, 412 Woodrow, New Albany, Tuesday evening. She was a native of
New Albany and the widow of Frank Broecker. Survivors in addition to her son, Joseph, who
is Floyd County assessor, is another son, Frank, of Chicago, Ill., and four grandchildren.
The body is at the Kraft Funeral Home. The Rosary Altar Society of Holy Trinity Catholic
Church will recite the rosary at the funeral home at 8 p.m. Thursday. Funeral services will
be held at 8:45 a.m. Friday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Mary‟s
Cemetery. [d: 07-10-1956]
New Albany Tribune 08-26-1956 p24c5 John W. Belviy Dies Suddenly. John W. Belviy,
51, died unexpectedly Saturday at 6 p.m. at his home, 2023 East Spring. He was a
plumber and was widely known in the tri-cities. He leaves the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin
W. Belviy; sons John W. Jr., of Louisville, and Donald L. of Lebanon; a daughter, Mrs. Clyde
Dunn, of Jeffersonville; three brothers, Clark J., Oscar M., and Martin L. Belviy, New Albany;
and two sisters, Mrs. Frank Lee and Mrs. Lawrence Krebs, New Albany. The body is at the
Kraft Funeral Home pending completion of funeral arrangements. [d: 08-25-1956]
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New Albany Tribune 09-23-1956 p6c1 Gloria Belviy/Don Rosenberger
New Albany Tribune 10-31-1956 p2c3 and 11-01-1956 p3c7 Deaths. Mrs. Amelia Agnes
Belviy, 75, died Tuesday evening at her home, 1434 Old Ford Road. She was a member of
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Surviving is her husband, Frank, who formerly
operated a produce company in New Albany. The body is at the Kraft Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary‟s Catholic Church. Burial will be
in the church cemetery. [d: 10-30-1956]
New Albany Tribune 02-19-1957 p5c4 The Personal Side. Mrs. Ida M. Broecker, a
lifelong friend of the Tribune, will celebrate her 91st birthday anniversary March 18 at her
home, 410 E. Eleventh Street. Her daughter, Miss Elizabeth Broecker will entertain with
open house on March 15, from 3 – 8 p.m. in her honor. Her friends and neighbors are
invited. Mrs. Broecker is active for her age, and we hope she has a very happy birthday.
New Albany Tribune 03-13-1957 p6c1 Mrs. Broecker To Observe Birthday. Miss Elizabeth
Broecker will hold open house on Sunday March 17th in honor of her mother Mrs. Ida Kraft
Broecker who will be 80 years old on March 18 th. All relatives and friends are invited to
her home on Sunday March 17th between the hours of 2 p.m. and 9 p.m. [b: 03-18-1877]
FLOYD COUNTY DEATH RECORDS 09-30-1957 Agnes Loretta Broecker, 412 Woodrow,
b: 04-25-1901; father: James Skelly; informant: Joseph B. Broecker; buried Holy Trinity
cemetery [d: 09-30-1957]
New Albany Tribune 01-16-1958 p2c6 Mrs. Elizabeth S. Hon, 84, widow of Oscar Hon,
died at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday in Twilight Nursing Home. She made her home with a
nephew, Frank Zipp, 323 E. 13th. Surviving are five brothers, Frank, Martin, Clarence, and
Joseph Belviy, all of New Albany, and Gus Belviy, Memphis, and a sister, Mrs. Corrine Zipp,
New Albany. The body is at the Kraft Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 9 a.m. Friday in
St. Mary‟s Catholic church, with burial in the church cemetery. The Altar Society will recite
the Rosary at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Kraft chapel. [d: 01-15-1958]
FLOYD COUNTY DEATH RECORDS CH43 P132 11-07-1958 ROBERT JOSEPH BELVIY, 907
Slate Run Road, premature son of William Belviy/Mary A. Rowling, lived 4 hours [b: 11-06-
1958, d: 11-07-1958]
New Albany Tribune 02-19-1959 p5c4 The Personal Side. By Maxine Hook. Mrs. Ida M.
Broecker, a lifelong friend of The Tribune, will celebrate her 91 st birthday anniversary
March 18 at her home, 410 E. Eleventh Street. Her daughter, Miss Elizabeth Broecker, will
entertain with open house on March 15, from 3 – 8 p.m. in her honor. Her friends and
neighbors are invited. Mrs. Broecker is active for her age, and we hope she has a very
happy birthday. [b: 03-18-1868]
New Albany Valley News 03-26-1959 Open House For Birthday Of Mrs. Ida Broecker.
Miss Elizabeth Broecker held open house and served buffet dinner to more than 200 guests
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celebrating the 91st birthday of her mother, Mrs. Ida Broecker. Relatives, friends and
neighbors showered Mrs. Broecker with flowers and gifts. The guests ranged in age
from 88 years to 6-month-old James Anthony Sadtler, and many among them were great,
great, great-nieces and nephews. Mrs. Leo Schaefer and Mrs. George Kraft, New Albany,
with Mrs. Evelyn Butler and Miss Marie Schampler, Louisville, helped serve. Miss Mary
Hinkebein and Miss Catherine Walter kept the table supplied with food. Two great-nieces,
Misses Helen Ritter and Ruth Broecker had charge of the register. Misses Martha and Mary
Loretta Broecker and Ann and Pat Jenks assisted with the wraps. Misses Lola Culver and
Mary Schubnell with Mrs. Ray Will greeted guests at the door.
[Photo Caption: Mrs. Ida Broecker with Mrs. Leo Schaefer and Miss Elizabeth Broecker
looking at the register book signed by over 200 friends and relatives who attended open
house held in celebration of Mrs. Broecker‟s 91 st birthday.]
New Albany Tribune 08-16-1959 p2c1 Frank J. Belviy. Funeral services for Frank J. Belviy,
70, a former New Albany produce dealer, who died Thursday, will be held at 9 a.m. Monday
at Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Burial will be in St. Mary‟s Church. Belviy lived at 1434 Old
Ford Road. [Frank Ignatius Belviy, Jr. d: 08-13-1959]
New Albany Tribune 02-07-1960 p1c3 (photo) ALL THE LITTLE VALENTINES – Mrs. Ida
M. Broecker, of 410 East 11 street, past 92 and matriarch of several of New Albany‟s
prominent families, yesterday was “guest of honor” at a Valentine party attended by about
17 of her great-nephews and nieces at her home. With her were Paul, Chris, Mary Ruth,
Marc and Brian McCormick, 2514 Glenwood Pk.; Paul Jr., Charles, Kurt, Nancy and Bradley
Kraft, Silver Hills; Carolyn, Mary Sue, Fritz Jr., and Jimmy Sadtler of Ann Place; Paul and
JoAnn Gates and Brenda Ann Brent, the latter from Hunters Trace, Louisville.
New Albany Tribune 06-19-1961 p3c2 Mrs. Anna Catherine Garvin, 46, of 67 W. Ninth,
died at 11:50 a.m. Sunday at St. Edward‟s Hospital. She was a member of First
Presbyterian Church. Surviving are her husband, James T. Garvin, Sr.; a son, James T.
Garvin, Jr.; three daughters, Mrs. George Keith, Mrs. Charles Graham, and Mrs. George A.
Spellman, all of New Albany; three brothers, Frank, Charles and Lawrence Very; three
sisters, Mrs. Henry Bissinger, Mrs. William Bline, and Mrs. Robert Faulkenstein; and her
father, Edward Very, all of New Albany; and seven grandchildren. The body will be at the
Seabrook Funeral home after 4 p.m. Monday. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday
at the Seabrook Chapel followed by burial in the Graceland Memorial Cemetery. [d: 06-18-
New Albany Tribune 02-25-1962 p5c7 RONALD ENDRIS/Janie Marie Brandenburg
New Albany Tribune 07-14-1963 p2c1 and 07-15-1963 p3c2 DEATHS. Mrs. Ida
Broecker, 95, died at 6 a.m. Saturday at Hillcrest Nursing Home in Jeffersonville after
being in ill health for several years. She resided at 410 East 11th street. She was the
widow of John A. Broecker, and a daughter of the late George A. and Mary Elizabeth
Terstegge Broecker [Kraft]. She was a lifelong member of St. Mary‟s church and of the
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Altar society there. Surviving are one son, John F. Broecker, Wilmington, Del.; a daughter,
Miss Elizabeth Broecker, New Albany; and a sister, Mrs. Mayme Rogers, West Palm Beach,
Fla. Burial in the church cemetery. [d: 07-13-1963]
New Albany Tribune 05-31-1964 p7c5 (photo) [GILB] – BEZY. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Broecker
wish to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Pamela
Gilb, to Ronald Bezy of Louisville, Ky., son of Mrs. Henrietta Stevens, Louisville, Ky., and
John L. Bezy, Floyds Knobs, In. The wedding will take place on July 18 at 7 p.m. in the
Central Christian Church, New Albany. [m: 07-18-1964 Gibb??]
New Albany Tribune 09-29-1964 p7c4 and 09-30-1964 p3c3 Edward A. Very, 82, of 526
E. 8th street, died at 6:20 p.m. Monday at Floyd Memorial Hospital. Very, a native of Floyd
County, was a retired farmer. He was a member of St. Mary‟s Catholic Church, Golden Age
Club, and Modern Workmen of America. Survivors include three sons, Frank Very, New
Washington, and Charles and Lawrence Very, both of New Albany; three daughters, Mrs.
Dorothy Bisinger, Floyds Knobs, and Mrs. Robert Falkenstein, and Mrs. William Bline, both of
New Albany; 24 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren. The body will be at the Kraft
Funeral Home after 6 p.m. Tuesday. The funeral will be at 9 a.m. Thursday in St. Mary‟s
Catholic Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. [d: 09-28-1964]
New Albany Tribune 10-11-1964 p5c5 (photo) WOLFE – BLINE. Mr. and Mrs. Robert J.
Wolfe of New Middletown, Ind., announce the engagement of their daughter, Marilyn Sue
Wolfe, to Walter Edward Bline, son of Mr. and Mrs. William W. Bline of New Albany, Ind.
Miss Wolfe is a graduate of Norton Memorial Infirmary School of Nursing. The wedding will
take place on November 14, at the Bethany Methodist church at New Middleton. [m: 11-
New Albany Tribune 11-29-1964 p5c3 (photo) MR. AND MRS. WALTER EDWARD BLINE –
Miss Marilyn Sue Wolfe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Wolfe, and Walter Edward
Bline, son of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Bline, were married Saturday, November 14, at 7:30
p.m. in the Bethany Methodist church, in New Middletown, Ind. The Rev. Emory Brunner
officiated. Attendants were Mrs. Sharon Chumley, Miss Cheryl Eisenmenger, Miss Gina
Wolfe, Miss Lisa Eisenmenger, William Bline, Ronald Wolfe, Freddie Wolfe and Michael Bline.
The couple is residing on DePauw Avenue, New Albany. [m: 11-14-1964]
New Albany Tribune 03-01-1965 p7c2 Conrad H. Broecker. The funeral services for
Conrad H. Broecker, 90, of 2514 Glenwood park, will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Mary‟s
Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Broecker, a retired insurance agent, died
Saturday in the Floyd Memorial Hospital. The Knights of Columbus and the Holy Name
Society will hold Rosary service at 5 p.m. Monday night at the Kraft Funeral Home. [d: 02-
New Albany Tribune 01-26-1966 p11c1 and 01-27-1966 p8c2 Area Deaths. Mrs. Carrie
Belviy, 76, of 1414 Dewey, died Tuesday at 11:30 p.m. at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
Surviving are her widower, Clarence H. Belviy; five sons, Clarence E., Lanesville; Frank C.,
Floyds Knobs; Glen Ray, Jeffersonville, Leo J. and Carl H., New Albany; one daughter, Mrs.
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Carl Leffler, New Albany; one sister, Mrs. Minnie Davis, New Albany; thirteen grandchildren
and three great-grandchildren. The body will be at the Mullineaux Funeral Home after 6
p.m. today. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in
Graceland Memorial Park. [d: 01-25-1966]
New Albany Tribune 01-06-1967 p9c3 [Photo Caption: FROM THE PAST – The site of this
business is still used for merchandising, but on a far different scale and field. Before Kroger
bought the corner of Vincennes and Elm street for a supermarket, this was Broeker’s Dry
Goods, operated by Mrs. Minnie Broecker for many years.]
New Albany Tribune 11-20-1967 p9c1 Carl James Leffler, 59, of 1582 Mona Vista Court,
died at 9:25 p.m. Sunday at Floyd Memorial Hospital. Surviving are his widow, the former
Catherine Belviy; a stepson, Ronald Endris, New Albany; two brothers, Clifton Leffler,
Elizabeth, and Charles Leffler, Pleasure Ridge, Kentucky; three sisters, Mrs. Edgar McRae,
Sellersburg; Mrs. Roy Kron and Mrs. Robert Flanagan, both of New Albany; two half-
brothers, Arch Leffler, Corydon, and Marshall Leffler, Kansas City, Kansas; three half-
sisters, Mrs. James Hunt(??), Mrs. Nicholas Layer, and Mrs. Lula Beal, New Albany. The
body will be at the Seabrook Funeral Home after 6 p.m. Monday. Expressions of sympathy
may be contributed to the Floyd County Cancer Society. [d: 11-19-1967]
New Albany Tribune 12-26-1968 p24c1 and 12-27-1968 p10c1 BROECKER, Miss
Elizabeth, age 72, died suddenly at 11:45 p.m. Tuesday [on her way to midnight Mass at
Holy Trinity church]. Her residence was 411 E. 11 th Street, New Albany. She was director
of the Louisville and Jefferson County Children‟s Home for 25 years, was a member of the
Louisville Altrusa Club since 1938 and had served two terms as president. One brother,
John F. Broecker, Wilmington, Del., survives. The body will be at the Kraft Funeral Home
after 6:00 p.m. Thursday. Funeral services will be held at 9:00 a.m. Saturday from St.
Mary‟s Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery. [d: 12-24-1968]
New Albany Tribune 01-23-1969 p10c2 Legal News In Floyd County. DIVORCE SUITS.
Janice Laverne Belviy against James Leon Belviy.
New Albany Tribune 02-10-1969 p6c7 (photo) Miss Charla Gaye Very Will Wed Sgt.
McKnight. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Very, 2319 Shrader, announce the engagement and
approaching marriage of their daughter, Miss Charla Gaye Very, to Sgt. James Edward
McKnight of Indianapolis, son of Mrs. Louise Hash and the late Kenneth McKnight, both
formerly of New Albany. Wedding plans will be announced at a later date.
New Albany Tribune 03-06-1969 p13c7 Thomas Zipp Enlists In Air Force. Thomas F.
Zipp, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank B. Zipp, 1811 McDonald Lane, New Albany, enlisted in the
United States Air Force last Friday. Tom, a 1967 graduate of Our Lady of Providence High
School, has been assigned to the Lackland Military Training Center, San Antonio Texas,
where he will receive his initial training. His training will include military courtesy and
customs, drill and ceremony, the history of the Air Force and the mission of the Air Force.
While at Lackland, Tom will receive training on the firing range with the basic weapons in
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the Air Force inventory. Upon completion of basic training, Tom will receive additional
training in the administrative area.
New Albany Tribune 03-09-1969 p12c1 (photo) Horsey Happenings. Bob Belviy wins hi-
point trophy. [Also: Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Belviy, Steve and Blanche Belviy, Byron
New Albany Tribune 04-07-1969 p3c1 and p8c6 Mrs. Victorine Belviy, age 87, died at
10:30 p.m. Saturday at Floyd Memorial Hospital. Her residence was 1800 Charlestown
Road. She was a native of Kansas and a member of St. Mary‟s Catholic Church. Surviving
are her husband, Martin L. Belviy, Sr.; three sons, Clark, Oscar, and Martin L. Belviy, Jr., all
of New Albany; two daughters, Mrs. Olga Lee and Mrs. Margie Krebs, both of New Albany;
17 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. The remains
will be at the Kraft Funeral Home after 6:00 p.m. tonight. Funeral services will be held at
9:00 a.m. Wednesday from St. Mary‟s Church. Burial will be in the Graceland Park.
New Albany Tribune 05-23-1969 p5c5 (eng photo) Miss Bloomer, Mr. Zipp Plan July 12
Ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bloomer, 131 W. Cottom Avenue, announce the engagement
and approaching marriage of their daughter, Miss Sylvia Sue Bloomer, to Thomas
Francis Zipp, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Belviy Zipp, 1811 McDonald Lane, New Albany.
The prospective bride is currently attending New Albany High School. A 1967 graduate of
Providence High School, the future groom is employed by the Bank of Louisville. The
wedding will take place at 10 o‟clock on the morning of Saturday, July 12, in Our Lady of
Perpetual Help Church. Since no formal invitations are being sent, all friends and relatives
are cordially invited to attend the service and the reception which will follow. [m: 07-12-
New Albany Tribune 06-26-1969 p10c6 and p15c1 Mrs. Viola Belviy, age 85, died at
2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Clark Memorial Hospital. She resided at Route 1, Henryville, and
was a native and former resident of New Albany. She was the former Viola DeVoss and a
member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Surviving are her husband, Joseph C.
Belviy; six daughters, Mrs. Viola McDaniel, Tavares, Fla.; Mrs. Mary Evans, Jeffersonville;
Mrs. Helen Raber, Henryville; Mrs. Martha Wininger, Mrs. Elizabeth Drescher, and Mrs. Ruth
Miller, all of New Albany; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Visitation at the
Kraft Funeral Home after 6:00 p.m. Thursday. Funeral services will be held at 9:00 a.m.
Saturday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Burial in Graceland Memorial Park. [d: 06-
New Albany Tribune 08-17-1969 p6c1 ROSE MARY FAULKENSTEIN/Cletus Receveur
New Albany Tribune 01-20-1970 p13c1 and p14c2 and 01-21-1970 p14c2 Death Notices.
Belviy, Joseph C., age 87, died 9 p.m. Monday at the Floyd Memorial Hospital. He lived at
1810 Klerner Lane, and was a native of New Albany. He operated the Belviy Wholesale
Produce Co., and retired in 1963. He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic
Church. Surviving: six daughters, Mrs. Ruth Miller, of New Albany; Mrs. Elizabeth
Drescher, of New Albany; Mrs. Martha Wininger, of New Albany; Mrs. Helen Raber of
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Henryville, Ind.; Mrs. Mary Evans, of Jeffersonville; Mrs. Viola McDaniel, of Tavares, Fla.; 14
grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Clarence Belviy and Martin Belviy,
both of New Albany; two sisters, Mrs. Corrine Zipp, of New Albany; Anna Zangmeister of
New Albany. Visitors may call at the Kraft Funeral Home after 6:00 p.m. Tuesday. The
funeral will be at 9 a.m. Thursday in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Burial will be in
Graceland Memorial Park. [d: 01-19-1970]
New Albany Tribune 03-15-1970 p6c5 REBECCA ANN BELVIY/Francis John Clementi
New Albany Tribune 10-18-1970 p10c2 Death Notices. Leon J. Belviy, age 51, died
suddenly at 7:00 p.m. Friday at Floyd Memorial Hospital. He resided at 1414 Dewey Street;
a native of New Albany. He was an employee of Paramount Plywood Company, a member
of New Albany Labor Temple. Survivors include sons: James Lonnie Belviy, Larry Belviy,
both of New Albany; one daughter, Mrs. Caroline Schickle, of New Albany; three
grandchildren; Father, Clarence Belviy; four brothers, Frank Belviy of Clarksville; Carl
(Mike) Belviy of New Albany, Clarence Belviy of Lanesville, Glen (Pete) of Clarksville; one
sister, Catherine Leffler of New Albany. Visitation will be at the Kraft Funeral Home.
Services will be held Monday morning from Kraft Funeral Home with burial in Graceland
Memorial Park. [d: 10-15-1970]
New Albany Tribune 01-14-1972 p3c2 Clarence H. Belviy, 79, died at 4:20 a.m. this
morning at Clark Memorial Hospital. He lived at 1414 Dewey Street, New Albany. The body
will be at Mullineaux Funeral Home after noon Saturday. The funeral will be at 9:15 a.m.
Monday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Burial will be in Graceland Memorial Park. A prayer
service will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Mullineaux Funeral Home. He was a retired
employe of the Government Quartermaster, retiring in 1967, later was a guard at Kentucky
Security Police. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Surviving are his wife,
Mildred Wiseheart; one daughter, Mrs. Catherine Leffler; four sons, Carl H. Belviy of New
Albany, Clarence H. Belviy of Lanesville, Frank C. Belviy and Glenn R. Belviy, both of
Jeffersonville; one sister, Mrs. Corinne Zipp of New Albany; one brother, Martin Belviy of
New Albany. [d: 01-14-1972]
New Albany Tribune 09-03-1972 p17c7 and p26c5 Death Notices. Belviy, Martin L. Sr.,
age 88, died at midnight Friday at the New Albany Nursing Home. He resided at 1932
Division Street and was a retired produce merchant. He was also a native of New Albany,
and was a member of St. Mary‟s Catholic Church. Surviving are sons, Martin L. Jr., Clark J.
Sr., and Oscar Belviy, all of New Albany; daughters, Mrs. Margie Krebs of New Albany; Mrs.
Olga Lee of Punta Gorda, Florida; 14 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; 6 great-
greatgrandchildren; sister, Mrs. Corrine Zipp of New Albany. Visitation will be at the Kraft
Funeral Home after 10 a.m. Monday. Funeral at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary‟s Church. [d:
New Albany Tribune 08-17-1973 p9c3 JAMES T. GARVIN, SR.
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New Albany Tribune 09-19-1974 p18c6 Death Notices. Broeker, John F., 79, 1429 Slate
Run Road, died suddenly at noon Wednesday at his residence. A 1955 retired employee of
Dupont where he was head chemist in the pigment division, Wilmington, Del., he was a
graduate of St. Xavier High School and University of Louisville. Mr. Broeker was an Army
veteran of World War I. Surviving is his wife, Mrs. Jean Westervelt Broeker. Visitation after
2:00 p.m. Friday at the Kraft Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at
Kraft Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Mary‟s Cemetery. [d: 09-18-1974]
New Albany Tribune 12-01-1974 p7c8 WILLIAM TOOPS
New Albany Tribune 12-05-1974 p3c3 and p22c8 Death Notices. Belviy, Martin L., Jr.,
55, died 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Floyd Memorial Hospital. He resided at 209 Erni Avenue,
New Albany. Mr. Belviy owned and operated a produce market at West First and Market
Streets for a number of years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth (Amy) Belviy; sons
Michael L. Belviy, Robert M. Belviy, and Martin L. Belviy, all of New Albany; daughters, Mrs.
Melvin (Betty) Freiberger, Floyds Knobs; Mrs. Lawrence (Linda) Landberg, Pekin; Mrs.
Donald (Judy Kay) Beard, New Albany; brothers Clark J. Belviy, and Oscar J. Belviy, New
Albany; sisters, Mrs. Margie Krebs, New Albany; Mrs. Olga Lee, Florida; seven
grandchildren. Friends may call at the Seabrook Funeral Home after 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the St. Mary‟s Catholic Church.
Interment in Graceland Memorial Park. Scripture readings 7:00 p.m. at the Kraft Funeral
Home. [d: 12-04-1974]
New Albany Tribune 04-03-1975 p2c2 and p23c7 Death Notices. ZANGMEISTER, Mrs.
Anna Bertrand Belviy, age 79, residence 716 W. Cottom Avenue, New Albany, died at
7:40 a.m. Wednesday at Floyd Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Holy Family
Catholic Church. Surviving are one stepson, Robert Zangmeister of Louisville; half-brother
William Kuehn of Louisville; half-sister, Mrs. Josephine Beckage of Hackettown, NJ; 15
nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Kraft Funeral Home. Funeral services will be
held at 9:00 a.m. Friday from Holy Family Catholic Church with interment in Louisville
Memorial Gardens West. Prayers will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
New Albany Tribune 07-10-1975 p14c1 and p16c6 Deaths. BELVIY, Mrs. Esther V. nee
Richert, 65, died 4:50 p.m. Wednesday at the Floyd County Hospital. Mrs. [Belviy] resided
at 1932 Division Street, New Albany, and was a native of Floyd County. She is survived by
her husband, Oscar M. Belviy; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Wismann, Lawrenceburg, Ind., and
Mrs. Esther King, New Albany; her mother, Mrs. Ella Ward, New Albany; one brother,
Sheldon Richert, Lanesville, Ind.; two sisters, Miss Margaret Richert, East St. Louis, Ill.; and
Mrs. Lillie Patrick, McCordsville, Ind.; 15 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Dieckmann Funeral Home. Burial will be in
Graceland Memorial Park. Visitation will be after 7 p.m. tonight, Thursday, at the funeral
home. [d: 07-09-1975]
New Albany Tribune 10-14-1976 p7c1 (photo) Neila Edwards Will Marry Dennis Bline.
Clara l. Edwards of New Albany announces the engagement and approaching marriage of
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her daughter, Miss Neila Ann Edwards, to Dennis Martin Bline, son of Mr. and Mrs.
William W. Bline of New Albany. The bride-elect is a 1975 graduate of New Albany High
School. The groom-elect is a 1973 New Albany High School graduate and is in the U.S.
Navy. The ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. Nov. 6 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic
Church, New Albany. Formal invitations are being issued, but all friends and relatives are
invited to attend. [m: 11-06-1976]
New Albany Tribune 01-30-1977 p3c4 Talbot A. McDaniel, formerly of New Albany and a
native of Owensboro, Ky., died January 23 at Tavares, Fla. He was a retired Army captain.
Survivors include his wife, the former Viola Belviy, a native of New Albany; and three
brothers, Herbert, Roscoe, and John McDaniel of Owensboro, Ky. [d: 01-23-1977]
New Albany Tribune 03-11-1977 p7c2 Southern Indiana Deaths. Frank Broecker, 73, of
Evanston, Illinois, formerly of New Albany, died Monday at his home. Survivors include a
brother, Joseph B. Broecker of New Albany. The funeral will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at St.
Mary‟s Catholic Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will be at the
Kraft Funeral Home from 2 to 9 p.m. Friday. He was a retired employe of International
New Albany Tribune 05-25-1978 p6c5 40th ANNIVERSARY – CHARLES VERY/ EVELYN
New Albany Tribune 06-20-1979 p2c5 Frank B. Zipp, 66, of 1811 McDonald Lane, died at
2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Floyd Memorial Hospital. He was a native of Floyd County and retired
in 1974 with 33 years service at Jeffboat, Inc., in Jeffersonville. Survivors include his wife,
the former Edna Wright; a son, Thomas F. of New Albany; his mother, Mrs. Corrine Zipp of
New Albany; two grandchildren; one brother, Bernard of Charlestown, and one sister, Mrs.
Elizabeth Canter of New Albany. The funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary‟s
Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation at Kraft Funeral Home will be
after 6 p.m. Wednesday.
New Albany Tribune 06-22-1979 p1c6 Albert Fischer Dies At Age 79. Albert A. Fischer,
the first general manager of the New Albany Housing Authority, serving in that position for
16 years, died at 5:45 p.m. Thursday in Floyd Memorial Hospital. He was 79 years of age,
and resided at 425 E. Fifth Street. Visitation is at the Kraft funeral home and services will
be at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, in St. Mary‟s Catholic church, with interment in the church
cemetery. He was a native of Floyd County, member of a prominent family, and during his
tenure of public service with the Housing Authority was instrumental in the construction of
the Parkview Towers, the William O. Vance Court, Parkview Recreational Center, and
development of Binford Park. He served under the administration of former Mayor C. Pralle
Erni. He was an Army veteran of the World War I, was a charter member of the American
Legion, and was a member of the old Calumet Club. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Eva Manus
Fischer; daughter, Mrs. Antoinette Leach of Dayton, Ohio; sisters, Miss Alma Fischer, NA;
Mrs. Dora Begley; Mrs. Margaret Wilson, Beaumont, Texas; and Mrs. Martha Jane Bugby,
Aboski, NC; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Prayer services are to be held
Friday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. [d: 06-21-1979]
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New Albany Tribune 06-28-1979 p5c2 Elmer J. Manus, 72, of 611 E. Market St., died 6
a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Infirmary in Louisville. He was a salesman for Quality Liquors
for 27 years. Survivors include his wife, the former Lillian Daniel; a brother, Herman of
Tucson, Ariz., and two sisters, Mrs. Albert Fisher and Sister Antoinette Marie, both of New
Albany. Visitation after 11 a.m. Friday at Kraft Funeral Home. Funeral will be at 9:30 a.m.
Saturday at St. Mary‟s Catholic Church, with burial in Holy Trinity Cemetery. [d: 06-28-
New Albany Tribune 11-05-1979 p10 Miss Ann Elizabeth Hanafee, of the Sacred Heart
Home, Louisville, died Sunday evening at the Highlands Baptist Hospital. She was a native
of New Albany and a member of the Third Order of St. Dominic. Survivors include nieces
and nephews. Funeral services will be held 9:00 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary‟s Catholic
Church, with burial in St. Mary‟s cemetery. No visitation at the funeral home. [d:11-04-
New Albany Tribune 03-02-1980 p16c3 and 03-20-1980 p6c1 PEGGY ROXANNE
GARVIN/NORMAN T. BOEHM
New Albany Tribune 06-02-1980 p8c2 LAWRENCE KREBS
New Albany Tribune 01-11-1981 p7c4 Marriage License. William Markey Chilton, 21,
3313 Ridgewood, and Theresa Kay Rosenbarger, 19, Floyds Knobs.
New Albany Tribune 02-03-1981 p1c7 Ex-Assessor Joseph Broecker Is Dead. Joseph B.
Broecker, a former Floyd County official and personnel director at Goodyear Engineering
Company, Charlestown, during and following the World War II years, died Monday at 9:30
p.m. in Floyd County Memorial Hospital. He was 79. A New Albany native, Broecker for
many years was prominent in the affairs of the Democratic party, elected as the assessor of
Floyd County and later was Democratic nominee for the office of Floyd County Auditor.
During his association with the big plant at Charlestown during the war and for some time
after that, he was responsible for placing many Floyd Countians in jobs. Later he was
engaged in employment agency positions in Louisville, and until a few years before his
death, was associated in supervisor capacities at the Census Bureau. Services will be
Thursday in St. Mary‟s Church at 11 a.m., with burial in Holy Trinity Cemetery. Prayer
services will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Kraft Funeral Home. He leaves wife, Renna Gibb
Broecker; a son, James S. Broecker of Louisville; daughters Mrs. JoAnne Brent, Mrs. Martha
Ballard and Mrs. Mary Loretta Recktenwald, all of Louisville; 18 grandchildren and one
New Albany Tribune 05-08-1981 p5c4 (photo) Eva Lisa Very, 22, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Very, Jr., and Marvin Charles Schmidt, 31, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Schmidt,
married May 16, 1981 at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Charlestown.
New Albany Tribune 06-16-1981 p1c6 Death Believed To Be Suicide. A 31-year-old New
Albany man died at the Floyd County Memorial Hospital at 11:15 a.m. Monday, where he
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had been taken after being found slumped over a table at the home of his grandmother.
Floyd County Coroner Thomas Zoeller said the death of Thomas F. Zipp, 1811 McDonald
Lane, was an apparent suicide but that toxicology tests are being conducted. He verified
that a note was found at the scene. Police Detective Richard Sowders said Zipp was taken
to the hospital by ambulance at about 10:45 a.m. after being found at the home of his
grandmother, Mrs. Corrine Zipp, 322 E. 13 th Street. He was a cosmetologist. Survivors
besides his grandmother, include a son, Scott T. Zipp and a daughter, Julia E. Zipp, both of
New Albany; his mother, Mrs. Frank Zipp, New Albany, and grandfather, Floyd T. Wright of
Kannapolis, NC. Services will be 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary‟s Catholic Church with
burial in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Kraft Funeral Home after 6 p.m. A
prayer service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. [d: 06-15-
New Albany Tribune 07-09-1981 p11c1 Oscar M. Belviy, 70, of 1932 Division Street, died
Wednesday at Floyd Memorial Hospital. He was a retired owner of Belviy Produce Company.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Betty Wisemann of Lawrenceburg and Mrs. Esther
King of New Albany; a brother, Clark Sr. of New Albany; two sisters, Mrs. Olga Lee of
Florida and Mrs. Margie Krebs of New Albany; 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Visitation at Dieckmann Funeral Home will be after 7 p.m. [d: 07-08-1981]
New Albany Tribune 10-18-1981 p6c5 Mary T. Belviy/Larry W. Stiller
New Albany Tribune 02-26-1982 p13c4 Mrs. John F. Broeker, 83, died Wednesday at her
home in Wilmington, Del. She was the former Jean Westervelt and a former New Albany
resident. Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Saturday at Kraft Funeral Home. Gravesite
services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary‟s Cemetery.
New Albany Tribune 04-11-1982 p6c4 BLANCHE BELVIY/William I. Meyer
New Albany Tribune 05-30-1982 p7c5 Marriage License. Jeffrey A. Ricke, 21, 1657
Harriet Ct., and Patricia J. Belviy, 1657 Harriet Ct.
New Albany Tribune 04-18-1983 p6c3 Clark J. Belviy, Sr., 83, of 907 Slate Run Road,
died Sunday at Clarksville Health Care Center. He was a retired employee of Kentucky &
Indiana Railroad. Survivors include his wife, the former Estella Bryan; three sons, Clark J.
Jr., William and James Belviy, all of New Albany; three daughters, Mrs. Linda Ford of
Georgetown, Mrs. Gloria Rosenberger of Floyds Knobs, and Mrs. Doris Beets of New Albany;
two sisters, Mrs. Olga Lee of Punta Gorda, Fla., and Mrs. Margie Krebs of New Albany; 25
grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at
Perpetual Help Catholic Church with burial in Graceland Memorial Park. Visitation at Kraft
Funeral Home will be after noon Tuesday. [d: 04-17-1983]
New Albany Tribune 06-03-1983 p7c7 CHERYL POPP/Freiberger
New Albany Tribune 06-05-1983 p20c6 Mrs. Catherine M. Leffler, 69, of 1582 Mona
Vista Drive, died Friday at the Clark County Hospital. She was a retired cook for the New
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Albany-Floyd County School System and former worthy matron of Order of Eastern Star
Chapter 340. Survivors include a son, Ronald Endris of New Albany; four brothers, Carl
Belviy of Illinois, Clarence Belviy of Lanesville, Frank and Glenn, both of Jeffersonville; and
two grandchildren. Visitation is at the Seabrook Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 1
p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with entombment in the Graceland Memorial Park
Mausoleum. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of
contributions to the St. Mark‟s United Church in Christ. [d: 06-03-1983]
New Albany Tribune 06-16-1983 p12c1 Martha Broecker Ballard, 49, of 3305 Eagle
Pass, Louisville, died Tuesday at St. Anthony Hospital, Louisville. She was a native of New
Albany. She was a clerk at Bacon‟s Department Store at Bashford Manor in Louisville.
Survivors include her husband, Joseph Ballard; two sons, Patrick Kevin and Christopher
Andrew, both of Louisville; two sisters, Joanne Brent and Mary Loretta Recktenwald, both of
Louisville; and one brother, James Broecker of Louisville. Funeral services will be at 10
a.m. Friday at St. Stephen Martyr Catholic Church, Pindell and Hess Lane, Louisville. Burial
will be in Calvary Cemetery, Louisville. Visitation at Bosse Funeral Home, Durrett and
Ellison Avenues in Louisville, will be from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday. [d: 06-14-
New Albany Tribune 11-10-1983 p2c3 BRIDGET AMSCHLER BROECKER [Father: Clyde;
Mother: Shirley Shickles; Perryville, MO]
New Albany Tribune 11-20-1983 p7c8 Alice Belviy/Doug Baumann
New Albany Tribune 02-26-1984 p6c1 [photo] KATHLEEN VERY/ Robert Stiehl [m: 09-
08-1984 Holy Family; living Indianapolis]
New Albany Tribune 06-07-1984 p2c1 Harold E. Beets, 61, of 1215 Slate Run Road, died
11:30 p.m. Wednesday at Jewish Hospital in Louisville. He was a native of Tennessee and a
retired electrician for the Ghent Powerhouse in Carrollton, Ky. Survivors include his wife,
the former Doris Belviy; three sons, Steven of Fairfield, Iowa; Richard of Indianapolis and
Timothy Beets of New Albany; four daughters, Donna Karcher of Bloomington, Deborah
Landeberg of Carbondale, Ill.; Diane Mullis of Indianapolis and Miss Mary Janice Beets of
Key West, Fla.; his mother, Mrs. Lucille Beets of New Albany; one brother, Raymond Beets
of New Albany; five grandchildren. Friends may call at the Dieckmann Funeral Home after 2
p.m. Friday. The funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with burial in
Graceland Memorial Park. [d: 06-06-1984]
New Albany Tribune 07-02-1984 p7c1 Frank C. Belviy, 60, of 962 Parkwood Drive,
Jeffersonville, died Sunday at Floyd County Memorial Hospital. He was a native of New
Albany and a retired printer for Grieb Printing Co., Lou. Survivors include his wife, Eula
Belviy of Jeffersonville; one son, Donald Ashley of Henryville; three brothers, Glenn Belviy
of Jeffersonville, Carl “Mike” Belviy of Salem, Ill., and Clarence Belviy of Lanesville; and two
grandchildren. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Seabrook Funeral Home. Burial will
be in Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Jeffersonville. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Monday.
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New Albany Tribune 10-21-1984 p6c1 KATHLEEN VERY/Robert Stiehl [m: 09-08-1984
Holy Family, New Albany, IN]
New Albany Tribune 12-16-1984 p2c6 Trina Lindquist/Kenneth E. Rodewig (photo
New Albany Tribune 03-24-1985 p2c2 Corinne Belviy Zipp, 95, of Clarksville Healthcare
Center, died there Thursday. She was a native of New Albany. Survivors include a son,
Bernard Zipp, of Austin; a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Canter of Clarksville; five grandchildren
and several great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Mary‟s
Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation at Kraft Funeral Home will be
from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. [d:
New Albany Tribune 03-31-1985 p6c1 (photo) Trina Lindquist/ Kenneth E. Rodewig
NAT 03-31-1985 p6c5 Marriage Licenses Issued. Floyd County. Alan D. Stiller, 36,
Route 2, Floyds Knobs, and Patricia J. Belviy, 31, 126 W. Daisy Lane.
New Albany Tribune 04-04-1985 p2c2 Frank W. Lee, 71, of Punta Gorda, Fla., died
Monday at his residence. He was a former resident of New Albany and a retired diesel
mechanic. Survivors include his wife, the former Olga L. Belviy; brother Bert Lee of Findley,
Ohio; three sisters, Ester Bicknell and Ruth Wilcox, both of Miami and Nellie Cuerier of
Glenview, Ill. Visitation will be at Kraft Funeral home from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.
The funeral will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with burial in Graceland
Memorial Park. [d: 04-01-1985]
New Albany Tribune 06-03-1985 p2c1 (photo) RETIREMENT RECOGNITION – New Albany
fireman Robert Schickel, right, was the honored guest at the May meeting of the New
Albany Association of Firefighters Local 410. Schickel recently retired from the department
after 20 years of service and Jim Howard, left, president of Local 410, presented Schickel
with a special plaque in recognition of his 20 years service.
New Albany Tribune 07-03-1985 p7c3 (photo) Outstanding. Julie Ann Belviy of New
Albany recently was named the outstanding handicapped employee of the year by the
Louisville District of the Army Corps of Engineers. She is employed as a data transcriber in
the AOP center. She received a plaque citing her “positive attitude and attention to duty” as
proof that she has “overcome the limitation of her handicap”. She is a graduate of the
Indiana School for the Deaf in Indianapolis and the Technical Vocational Institute in St. Paul,
Minn. She is the daughter of William and Mary Belviy of 1426 Old Ford Road.
New Albany Tribune 07-17-1985 NEW ALBANY TRIBUNE SALUTES… Julie Ann Belviy of
New Albany, who is the outstanding handicapped worker of the year selected by Corps of
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New Albany Tribune 05-11-1986 p2Cc3 Marriage Licenses Issued. Floyd County. Michael
M. Simms, 20, of 3509 Chapel Lane, and Leigh A. Schickel, 20, of 21 Johnson Blvd.,
New Albany Tribune 07-18-1986 p2c1 NEW ALBANY – John W. Belviy, Jr., 59, of Mt.
Vernon, Ill., died Thursday at his residence. He was a native and former resident of New
Albany. He was a former printer for the Fawcett Dearing Co. in Louisville. Survivors include
his wife, the former Sallie Jutz; a son, John Lee Belviy of Brockton, Mass.; daughters, Mrs.
Barbara Ann Duke of Elizabeth and Mrs. Bonnie Suzanne Davis of Mt. Vernon, Ill.; a brother,
Donald Lee Belviy of Indianapolis; a sister, Mrs. Geraldine Dunn of New Albany; seven
grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Visitation will be after 11 a.m. Sunday at Kraft
Funeral Home. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Louisville following funeral services
at 9 a.m. Monday at St. Mary‟s Catholic Church. [d: 07-17-1986]
New Albany Tribune 04-01-1987 p7c1 (photo) Leffert and Schickel Plan April 25 Wedding.
Mr. and Mrs. Wes Farnsley of New Albany announce the approaching marriage of their
daughter, Carolyn Suzette Leffert to David Scott Schickel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Schickel, of New Albany. She also is the daughter of the late Steve Leffert. The bride-to-be
is a graduate of New Albany High School and is attending Indiana Vocational Technical
College, where she is majoring in computer science. She is employed by the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers and J. C. Penney. The groom-to-be is a graduate of New Albany High
School and is employed by the Indiana Port Commission. The wedding will take place at
6:30 p.m. April 25 at Depauw Memorial United Methodist Church. A reception will follow at
Valley View Golf Club. All friends and relatives are invited. [m: 04-25-1987]
New Albany Tribune 04-02-1987 p2c1 NEW ALBANY – William W. Bline, 67, of 1722
Grant Line Road, died Wednesday at Floyd Memorial Hospital. He was a native of New
Albany and was a retired truck driver. Survivors include his wife, the former Ruth A. Very;
four sons, Eddie of New Middletown, Michael of Pekin, Dennis of San Antonio, Texas, and
William C. Bline of New Albany; a brother, Willard Bline of Clarksville; three sisters, Audrey
Lenz, Bertie Williamson and Doris Smith of New Albany; seven grandchildren and four
great-grandchildren. Visitation will be at Kraft Funeral Home after 11 a.m. Friday. The
funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Kraft Funeral Home. Burial will be in Graceland
Memorial Park. [d: 04-01-1987]
New Albany Tribune 01-27-1988 p2c1 TAVARES, Fla. – Viola “Lovey” McDaniel, 78,
formerly of New Albany, died Friday at her home in Tavares, Fla. Survivors include five
sisters, Elizabeth Drescher of Borden, Mary Evans of Jeffersonville, Ruth Miller of New
Albany, Helen Raber of Lexington, Ky., and Martha Wininger of St. Augustine, Fla. Services
will be held in Tavares, Fla., Thursday at 11 a.m. [d: 01-24-1988]
New Albany Tribune 06-12-1988 p2c1 (photo) Fair and Very Exchange Vows. Katrina M.
Fair and Michael E. Very exchanged wedding vows April 16 at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic
Cathedral in Indianapolis. The Rev. Wilfred Day officiated. Parents of the couple are Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Fair of Indianapolis and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Very of New Albany. The
church was decorated with candelabras and arrangements of calla lilies. Music was provided
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by an organist, guitarist and trumpeter. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a
floor length gown of chantilly lace with a high crown collar, yoked bodice, puff sleeves and a
sheath skirt. The bodice was decorated with pearls and sequins. A headband held her pouf
veil and she carried an arm bouquet of calla lilies. Kimberly Bryant of Indianapolis was her
sister‟s honor attendant. Bridesmaids were Karen Fair, Kandy Fair, Kathy Stiehl, Laurie Neu
and Julie Frieden, all of Indianapolis. Kari Bryant was the flower girl. The attendants wore
tea length gowns of teal satin with short puff sleeves. They carried bouquets of calla lilies.
Dan Binford of Cincinnati, cousin of the groom, was the best man. Groomsmen were David
Very, John Naville, and Eric Happel, all of New Albany, Tom Sparks of Jeffersonville, and
Rob Stiehl of Indianapolis. The mother of the bride wore a tea length aqua linen dress and
the mother of the groom wore a pink silk suit. A reception followed at the Columbia Club in
Indianapolis. After a wedding trip to Cancun, Mexico, they are residing in New Albany. [m:
New Albany Tribune 06-12-1988 p3Cc1 (photo) Very And Martin Plan June 25 Ceremony.
Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Very of New Albany announce the approaching marriage of their
daughter, Julie Ann (Very), to Bradley Dean Martin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Martin,
also of New Albany. The bride-elect is a graduate of New Albany High School and is a
student at Indiana University Southeast, majoring in elementary education. The groom-
elect is a graduate of New Albany High School and Indiana University Southeast with a
bachelor's degree in business. He is employed by the Prudential Insurance Co. The
ceremony will be at 7 p.m. June 25 at Trinity United Methodist Church. A reception will
follow at the Grand Convention Center. Invitations are being sent, but all friends and
relatives are invited. [m: 06-25-1988]
New Albany Tribune 07-07-1988 p2c3 and 07-08-1988 p3c1 NEW ALBANY – Eva Manus
Fischer, 84, died Thursday evening at Spring Creek Nursing Home of Huber Heights, Ohio.
She was a native of New Albany. She was the widow of Albert A. Fisher and a member of
St. Mary‟s of New Albany. Survivors include one daughter, Antoinette Leach, Huber
Heights; a brother, Herman Manus of Tucson, Ariz.; a sister, Sister Antoinette Marie of
Oldenburg; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m.
Saturday at St. Mary‟s Catholic Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation at
Kraft Funeral Home will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today. Prayer service will be at 7 p.m. today at
the funeral home. [d: 07-07-1988]
New Albany Tribune 08-14-1988 p3Cc3 Marriage Licenses Issued. FLOYD COUNTY.
Joseph B. Rogers, 37, of 1520 Cherokee Road, Lou., and Julie A. Belviy, 28, of 1520
Cherokee Road, Lou.
New Albany Tribune 09-18-1988 p6Ac3 BORDEN – Vivian E. Drescher, 68, of 17227
Hwy. 60, died Friday evening at this residence. He was a native of Floyd County and retired
from B. F. Goodrich Co., Louisville. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He is survived
by his wife, the former Elizabeth Belviy; four sons, John of Clarksville, Michael of
Bloomington, William of Birmingham, Ala.; and Bart Drescher of Borden; one daughter,
Jeanne Potts of Floyd Knobs; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10:30
a.m. Tuesday at Kraft Funeral Home with burial in Graceland Memorial park. Visitation is at
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the funeral home from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and 4 to 9 p.m. Monday. [d:
New Albany Tribune 10-28-1988 p13c1 Alice Belviy Baumann/ Douglas E. Baumann
New Albany Tribune 11-13-1988 p2Cc4 Couple Celebrates Golden Anniversary. Mr. and
Mrs. Clarence E. Belviy of Lanesville observed their 50th wedding anniversary November
12. She is the former Mary Klerner of New Albany. He is a New Albany native and is
retired from Retailers Supply. They were married Nov. 12, 1938, in New Albany. They
have two sons – Steve of New Albany and Bob of Lanesville. They also have a
granddaughter and a great-grandson. [m: 11-12-1938]
New Albany Tribune 11-20-1988 p30c6 Marriage Licenses. Thomas E. Belviy, 25, of
1219 Lafayette Dr., and Debra S. Gettelfinger, 23, of 4 Merrifield Place, Clarksville.
New Albany Tribune 11-22-1988 p2c2 LOUISVILLE – Becky A. Clementi, 39, of 5215
Famous Way, died there Monday after an illness. She was the former Becky Belviy, a native
of New Albany. Survivors include her husband, Francis J. Clementi; three daughters, Maria
Lynn, Angela Jean and Teresa Ann Clementi; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Belviy of Salem,
Ill.; two sisters, Patty Stiller and Mary Stiller, both of New Albany; and her grandfather,
George LeBlanc of Louisville. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Rita Catholic
Church, 8709 Preston Highway, with burial in Highland Memory Gardens in Mount
Washington. Visitation will be at Arch O. Heady Okolona Funeral Home, 8519 Preston
Highway, from 3 to 9 p.m. today. Expressions of sympathy may go to Hospice of Louisville.
New Albany Tribune 11-28-1988 p2c2 NEW ALBANY – Mrs. Robert P. Burns, 77, of
Green Valley Convalescent Center, died there Saturday. She was the former Elizabeth H.
Belviy, a native of Floyd County, a retired salesperson for the old White House Department
Store and a member of Falls of the Ohio Women‟s Club. Survivors include two daughters,
Patricia A. Butler of Warren and Betty K. Priest; five grandchildren; and four great-
grandchildren. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of St. Mark‟s United
Church of Christ, with burial in Graceland Memorial Park. Visitation at Dieckmann Funeral
Home from 5 to 9 p.m. tonight. [d: 11-26-1988]
New Albany Tribune 05-18-1990 p7c5 50TH ANNIVERSARY – AGNES VERY/Robert
New Albany Tribune 01-29-1991 p5c1 (photo) Couple Exchange Vows. Trina Raquel
Lindquist, daughter of Donald Lindquist of Louisville and Sandra Very Moisant of New
Albany, and Thomas Lee Schroeder, son of John and Mary Catherine Schroeder of New
Albany, were married Dec. 1 at Holy Family Church. The ceremony was officiated by the
Rev. Gerald Burkert. The bride was given in marriage by her parents. She wore a floor-
length gown of white satin and crystal organza. The satin bodice, deep basque waist, high
Victorian collar, mutton sleeves and satin peplum were embellished with aloncon lace, seed
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pearls and iridescent sequins. The skirt ended in a cathedral-length train with multiple
rows of fluted crystal organza ruffles. Her headpiece was a floral wreath with bouffant pouf
and fingertip veil of illusion. She carried a bouquet of gardenias, lilies of the valley,
stephanotis, pine cones and Christmas greenery. Mindi Miller of Louisville served as maid of
honor. Bridesmaids were Angela Schroeder, sister-in-law of the groom, of New Albany;
Char McKnight, cousin of the bride, from Orlando, Fla.; and Stephanie Walden of
Elizabethtown, Ky. Erin Schroeder, niece of the groom, of New Albany served as flower girl.
John Schroeder, Jr., brother of the groom, of New Albany, served as best man. Groomsmen
were Chris Hughes, Troy Hughes, and Robert Brown, Jr., brother of the bride, all of New
Albany. A reception was held at the Redman Club, and the couple took a wedding trip to
Ocho Rios, Jamaica. They now reside in Corydon. [m: 12-01-1991]
New Albany Tribune 03-17-1991 p6Aac1 (photo) [PHOTO CAPTION: A STAR IS BORN –
Margie Krebs Laney of New Albany, holds her two-year-old Chihuahua, Bambi. The dog is
starring in the play “Cementville” at Actors Theatre in Louisville. The play will run through
April 6.] Bambi Casted In a Louisville Play. Championship wrestling may come to
Cementville, but Bambi comes to Louisville……dog handler 40 years, with late husband Larry
Krebs – died in 1980 at a dog show in Edwardsville, Illinois….….After her husband‟s death,
Laney said, “I didn‟t even want to go near a dog show.” Five years later she met Russ
Laney and they married. Once again she is going to dog shows and now has a „supporter‟ in
her new husband. [several paragraphs!!!]
New Albany Tribune 11-07-1991 p3c3 NEW ALBANY – Sophia S. McDonald, 86, 4112
Klerner Lane, died Wednesday at Clark County Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville. She was
the former Sophia Scharf, a native of New Albany, a retired supervisor for Indiana Bell
Telephone Company, a member of the Communication Workers of America, Pioneer
Telephone Workers, Happy Senior Citizens of Speed and the AARP. She had no immediate
survivors. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Kraft Chapel with burial in St. Mary‟s
Cemetery. Visitation will be at Kraft Funeral home from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Friday. [d: 11-
New Albany Tribune 12-13-1991 p3c4 NEW ALBANY – Renna Lee Broecker, 80, of Green
Valley Convalescent Center, died there Thursday. She was a native of Connect. Survivors
include two daughters, Georgia L. Davis of Shively, Ky.; and Pam Bezy of Floyds Knobs; two
sisters, Virginia Ruble of Indianapolis, and Clara Hooton of Versailles; eight grandchildren;
and 12 great-grandchildren. The funeral and burial will be in Lawrenceburg, Ind. Visitation
at Seabrook Funeral Home is from 7 to 9 p.m. today. [d:12-12-1991]
New Albany Tribune 02-21-1992 p4c3 CLARKSVILLE – Glenn “Pete” Belviy, 62, of 2223
Larch Drive, died Thursday at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville. He was a native of
New Albany, a retired employee of Naval Ordnance Station in Louisville, a Marine veteran of
the Korean War and a member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars and American Legion Post
35. Survivors include his wife, the former Dorothy Crunk; two daughters, Glenna Ryan of
Wilmington, NC, and Lisa Mahoney of Jeffersonville; two sons, Gregory and Michael Belviy of
New Albany; and three grandchildren. The funeral is at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Chapman
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Funeral Home with burial in Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Jeffersonville. Visitation is from 3 to
9 p.m. today at the funeral home. [d: 02-15-1992]
New Albany Tribune 03-03-1992 p12c1 Tax Season Is In Full Swing. Marc J. McCormick,
CPA, has been with the firm [Melhiser, Endres, Tucker], since 1977. He is a graduate of
Indiana University Southeast and a member of the American Institute of CPA, the Indiana
CPA Society and the Kentucky Society of CPAs. Marc is currently treasurer of the IUS
Alumni Association and serves on several committees at Our Lady of Providence High
School. Marc has supervised bank audit clients for a number of years and has developed a
practical knowledge of bank accounting and tax considerations.
New Albany Tribune 09-20-1992 p4Ac1 Floyd County Marriage License. Marc J.
McCormick, 37, of 907 Mellwood Drive, and Nancy E. Woolsey, 34, of 819 Marigold
New Albany Tribune 10-11-1992 p4Bc5 Floyd County Marriage License. Gregory A.
Griffin, 21, of 9275 Voyles Road, and Tammy Lynn Landberg, 19, of 9725 Voyles Road.
New Albany Tribune 08-22-1993 p4Bc6 JAMES S. BELVIY/Melanie L. Conklin
New Albany Tribune 09-12-1993 p4Bc4 Marriage License. Michael T. Schickel/Vina M.
New Albany Tribune 01-28-1994 p2c1 OLDENBURG, IND. – Sister Rita Clare Broecker
died Saturday at Sisters of St. Francis Motherhouse Chapel. She entered the convent on
Oct. 4, 1925, and retired to Motherhouse Chapel in 1984. She was an English teacher in
several Indiana and Ohio schools, including St. Mary‟s in New Albany. Survivors include two
sisters, Rita McCormick and Ruth Broecker, both of New Albany; and one niece and several
nephews. Services are 1 a.m. tomorrow at Sisters of St. Francis Motherhouse Chapel in
Oldenburg with burial in St. Francis Cemetery. Visitation is 9 to 11 a.m. tomorrow.
Expressions of sympathy may go to Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg, Inc., 47036. [d: 01-
New Albany Tribune 06-16-1994 p3c3 and 06-17-1994 p3c5 LANESVILLE – Mary F.
Belviy, 80, died Wednesday at her home. She was the former Mary Klerner, a native of
Floyd County and a member of St. Mark‟s United Church of Christ in New Albany. Survivors
include her husband, Clarence Belviy; two sons, Robert R. Belviy of Lanesville and Stephen
Belviy; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.
Services are 1 p.m. Friday at Dieckmann Funeral Home in New Albany, with burial in
Lanesville Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. today and after 9 a.m. Friday.
Memorial gifts may go to Hospice of Southern Indiana. [d: 06-15-1994]
New Albany Tribune 07-03-1994 p4Bc5 (photo) Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Belviy of Seymour
celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary June 26 with an open house. Robert Belviy and
the former Cathy S. Erdman were married June 29, 1969 at DePauw United Methodist
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Church. Mr. Belviy is employed by First Baptist Church. Mrs. Belviy operates a day care at
her home. The couple have one daughter, Angela. [m: 06-29-1969]
New Albany Tribune 07-22-1994 p3c3 NEW ALBANY – Donald C. King, 66, died Friday at
Floyd Memorial Hospital. He was a native of Penscola, Fla., a retired employee of Dolly
Madison Cake Company, a veteran of the Korean War and a member of Mount Cavalry
Independent Baptist Church of Louisville. He is survived by his wife Esther; three sons,
Robert King of Louisville, Donald King of Sellersburg and Michael King; four daughters,
Donna Canter and Pam Boone, both of Louisville, and Mindy Hardin and Patricia Seay; two
brothers, Kermit and Steve King both of Pensacola; one sister, Ruby Curbaw of Persona;
and 11 grandchildren. Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Dieckmann Funeral Home with
burial in Kraft-Graceland Memorial park. Visitation is 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9
p.m. Sunday. [d: 07-22-1994]
New Albany Tribune 01-16-1995 p2c5 NEW ALBANY – Charles M. Very, 82, died Sunday
at his home. He was a retired employee of Paramount Plywood and a member of Our Lady
of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Survivors include his wife, the former Evelyn Pate; three
daughters, Lana Smith of Greenville; Charla McKnight of Davenport, Fla.; and Sandra Very-
Moisant; three sisters, Dorothy Reece, Agnes Falkenstein and Ruth Bline; six grandchildren
and five great-grandchildren. Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at Kraft Funeral Services
with burial in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park. Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
tomorrow. [d: 01-15-1995]
New Albany Tribune 05-03-1995 p2c2 NEW ALBANY – James Kenneth Belviy, Sr., 55, of
Louisville, died Monday at the home of his daughter. He was an employee of the old K & I
Railroad, an Air Force veteran and a Catholic. Survivors include his wife, the former Wanda
Stearley; two sons, James K. Belviy of Orlando, Fla.; and Ronald Belviy of Okinawa, Japan;
three daughters, Patricia Jones of Jeffersonville, Kelly Ricci of Louisville, and Dianna Mercer
of Calif.; his mother, Estelle Belviy; two brothers, Clark and William Belviy; three sisters,
Gloria Rosenberger and Linda Ford, both of Floyds Knobs, and Doris Beets; and eight
grandchildren. Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Paul V. Shrader Funeral Home. Visitation is
from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. tomorrow. [d: 05-01-1995]
New Albany Tribune 10-15-1995 p2Ac2 NEW ALBANY – Ruth Belviy Miller, 72, died
Friday at Green Valley Care Center. She was a native of New Albany and a member of St.
Mary‟s Catholic Church. Survivors include a son, Steve Baron of Louisville; and two sisters,
Betty Drescher of Borden and Helen Raber of Lexington, Ky. Services are 10 a.m. tomorrow
at St. Mary‟s Catholic Church, with burial in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park. Kraft Funeral
Services is in charge of arrangements. There will be no visitation. Memorial gifts may go to
Floyd County Animal Rescue League at 37 W. 5th St., New Albany, IN 47150.
New Albany Tribune 12-24-1995 p4Bc4 Marriage Licenses. Jeffrey Paul Pollard, 32, of
3840 Booker Ave., and Denna L. Belviy, 29, of 3840 Booker Avenue.
New Albany Tribune 06-16-1996 p2Bc5 Marriage License. Bruce A. McCormick, 35, of
412 S. Parkline Drive, and Denise M. Bartholomew, 27, of 412 S. Parkline Drive.
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New Albany Tribune 11-24-1996 p5Ac1 and 11-25-1996 p3c1 NEW ALBANY. Estelle M.
Belviy, 94, died yesterday at Lincoln Hills Healthcare Center. She was a native of
Colesburg, Ky., the widow of Clark J. Belviy, Sr., and a member of Our Lady of Perpetual
Help Catholic Church. Survivors include two sons, Clark J. Belviy, Jr. and William Belviy;
three daughters, Gloria Rosenberger of Floyds Knobs, Linda Ford of Georgetown, and Doris
Beets; 5 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at the
church, with burial in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park. Visitation is 2 to 9 p.m. tomorrow and
after 8 a.m. Tuesday at Kraft Funeral Services. [d: 11-24-1996]
New Albany Tribune 04-13-1997 p3Ac1 FLOYD KNOBS – Melvin G. Freiberger, 62, died
Friday at his home. He was a native of Floyd Knobs and a retired professional firefighter for
the City of New Albany and had served on the Floyd County Council. He was an Air Force
veteran and a member of the Floyd County Post #3281 VFW in New Albany, the River City
Post #42 American Legion and the Floyd Knobs Community Club, both in Floyd Knobs. He
was a member of the Manzanita Tribe of the Independent Order of the Redmen in New
Albany. He was a member of the Retired Firefighters Association and St. Mary of the Knobs
Catholic Church in Floyd Knobs. Survivors include his wife, the former Betty Lou Belviy;
three sons, Melvin G. Freiberger, Jr. of Albuquerque, James Michael and Gregory Allen
Freiberger, both of Floyd Knobs; six brothers, Willis Freiberger of Dillsboro, Vincent and
Eugene Freiberger, both of New Albany; and Wilford, Evans, and Omer Freiberger, all of
Floyd Knobs; one sister, Geneva Gullett of New Albany; and five grandchildren. Services
are 10 a.m. tomorrow at St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church with burial in the church
cemetery. Visitation is 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Kraft Funeral Home on Spring Street. A
prayer service will be held at 4 p.m. today at the funeral home. [d: 04-11-1997]
New Albany Tribune 05-06-1997 p3c3 JEFFERSONVILLE – Bernard R. Zipp, Sr., 73, died
Sunday at Suburban Hospital in Louisville. He was a native of New Albany, a former
restaurant owner, a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the Redmen Club in
New Albany. Survivors include his wife, the former Paula K. Thompson; three sons, Bernie
R. Zipp, Jr., Todd David Zipp and Scott Douglas; six daughters, Vicki Hunt, Rozanne
Winebrenner, Mary Elaine Zipp, Patty Zipp, Letty Zipp and Laura Horelica; and 35
grandchildren. The body has been cremated. Private member services have been held.
Kraft Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements.
New Albany Tribune 07-27-1997 p1Ac2 WILLIAM BLINE – Landlord Violations 612 E.
New Albany Tribune 09-14-1997 p2Bc3 (eng photo) Landberg – McCain. Kelly Landberg,
daughter of Larry and Sue Landberg of Pekin, and Christopher McCain, son of Fred and
Carolyn McCain, of New Albany, will be married Friday at St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic
Church. The bride-elect is a 1987 graduate of Floyd Central High School and a nurse at
Columbia of Louisville Hospital. The prospective groom is a 1986 graduate of PHS and
owner of Jesse‟s Lawn Service. The wedding is at 6 p.m. followed by a reception at Garden
Court, in Louisville. Formal invitations have been sent, but all friends and relatives are
invited. [m: 09-19-1997]
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New Albany Tribune 03-27-1998 p3Ac1 NEW ALBANY – Larry Ray Belviy, 43, died
Sunday at his home. He was a native of New Albany and a former auto mechanic.
Survivors include his mother, Nellie Belviy; a brother, Lonnie Belviy of Texas; and a sister,
Carolyn Schickel. Visitation is 2 to 9 p.m. today at the Oak Street Chapel of Seabrook,
Dieckmann & Naville Funeral Home. Services will be private. [d: 03-22-1998]
New Albany Tribune 08-15-1999 p2Bc6 Schroeder-Black. Trina R. Schroeder, daughter
of Sandra Very of New Albany and Donald Lindquist of Louisville, and Troy Y. Black, Jr.,
son of Troy and Glenda Black of New Albany, will be married Saturday at Georgetown
Community Church. The bride-elect is a 1985 graduate of New Albany High School and a
1999 graduate of Ivy Tech State College. She is an employee for Thomas W. Miller, M.D.
The prospective groom is a 1984 graduate of New Albany High School and an employee at
Padgett Inc. The wedding is 7 p.m., followed by a reception at Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Catholic Church in Wagner Hall. Formal invitations have been sent, but all friends and
relatives are invited.
New Albany Tribune 11-01-1999 p3Ac2 NEW ALBANY – Olga L. Belviy Lee died Friday at
Park Manor Retirement Home in Clarksville. She was a native of New Albany, a retired
supervisor at AT&T Corp. in Louisville and a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic
Church. Survivors include a sister, Margie Krebs Laney; and 15 nieces and nephews.
Services are 11 a.m. tomorrow at the church, with burial at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today at Kraft Funeral Services, Charlestown Road. Memorial gifts
may go to the church, 1752 Scheller Lane, New Albany 47150. [d: 10-29-1999]
New Albany Tribune 02-15-2000 p3Ac1 NEW ALBANY – Elizabeth Amy Belviy, 81, died
yesterday at Floyd Memorial hospital and Health Services. She was a native of New Albany,
a homemaker and a member of St. Mary‟s Catholic Church. Survivors include three sons,
Bob Belviy of Seymour, Marty Belviy of Greenville and Mike Belviy; three daughters, Betty
Lou Freiberger of Floyd Knobs, Sue “Linda” Landberg of Pekin and Judy Kaye Beard; a
sister, Martha Riley; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in
death by her husband, Martin L. Belviy, Jr. Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at the church,
with burial in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park. Visitation is 1 to 8 p.m. tomorrow at
Kraft/Royse Generations Funeral home. Memorial gifts may go to the church. [d: 02-14-
New Albany Tribune 05-14-2000 p2Bc1 (photo) Tanner Lee Schroeder, son of Trina
Lindquist Wells and David Wells of New Albany and Tommy and Angela Schroeder of
Corydon, celebrates his seventh birthday tomorrow. His grandparents are John R.
Schroeder and Sandra Very, both of New Albany, Mary C. Schroeder of Corydon, and Donald
Lindquist of Louisville. His great-grandmother is Evelyn Very of New Albany. [b: 05-15-
New Albany Tribune 05-14-2000 p2Bc4 (photo) MILESTONES. The Falkensteins. Robert
and Agnes [Very] Falkenstein of New Albany will celebrate their 60th wedding
anniversary Thursday. The couple was married May 18, 1940, at Holy Trinity Catholic
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Church by Father Hammill. Mr. Falkenstein retired from Paramount Plywood Co. after 43
years of service. Mrs. Falkenstein retired from J.O. Endres after 16 years of service. The
Falkensteins have a daughter, Rosie Receveur and three grandchildren. [m: 05-18-1940]
New Albany Tribune 10-05-2000 p3Ac3 NEW ALBANY – Edna E. Zipp, 86, died Tuesday at
Floyd Memorial Hospital & Health Services. She was a native of New Albany; a retired
employee at the old Indiana Bell Telephone Co. and a member of Pioneers of America and
Ralph Avenue Church of Christ in Louisville. Louisville services include two sisters, Ellena
Jean Trull of Kannaplis, NC, and Doris L. Hartsell of Concord, NC; two grandchildren; four
great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her
husband, Frank Zipp, and a son, Thomas Zipp. Services are 10 a.m. tomorrow at
Kraft/Royse Generations Funeral Home, with burial in St. Mary‟s Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. today. [d: 10-03-2000]
New Albany Tribune 12-06-2000 p3Ac1 NEW ALBANY – Clark J. Belviy, Jr., 74, died
Monday at Veterans Administration Medical Center in Louisville. He was a native of New
Albany, a Navy veteran of World War II, a retired self-employed merchant/grocer and a
member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Floyd County Post 3281 and American Legion Hobart
Beach Post 28. Survivors include three sons, Clark J. III and James Belviy, both of
Jeffersonville, and Jeffery Belviy of New Bern, N.C.; a brother, William Belviy; three sisters,
Gloria Rosenberger of Floyds Knobs, Linda Ford of Georgetown and Doris Beets; seven
grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Services are 1 p.m. tomorrow at E.M. Coots‟ Sons,
Inc. Funeral Home in Jeffersonville, with burial in Walnut Ridge Cemetery. Visitation is 5 to
9 p.m. today. Memorial gifts may go to the American Lung Association. [d: 12-04-2000]
New Albany Tribune 03-28-2001 p3Ac2 LOUISVILLE – Mary Loretta “Stinky”
Recktenwald, 61, died yesterday at Norton Suburban Hospital. She was the former Mary
Loretta Broecker, a native of Muncie, a retired packer for Mother‟s Cookies where she
worked for 30 years and a member of SS Simon & Jude Catholic Church. Survivors include
her husband, David J. Recktenwald; two sons, Michael D. and Bryan J. Recktenwald; two
daughters, Sheila A. Keeling and Lynne M. Sternberg; and seven grandchildren. Services
are 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church, 4335 Hazelwood Ave., with burial in St. Mary
Cemetery in New Albany. Visitation is 5 to 9 p.m. today and 3 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at
Joseph E. Ratterman & Son – South End Funeral Home. Memorial gifts may go to the
American Cancer Society or St. Jude Children‟s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place,
Memphis, TN 38105. [d: 03-27-2001]
New Albany Tribune 4-16-2001 p3Ac1 NEW ALBANY – Ruth V. Broecker, 88, died today
at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services. She was a native of New Albany, a former
employee of the Indiana Bell Telephone Company, a member of the Pioneer Telephone
Workers of America, Third Order of St. Francis, St. Mary‟s Catholic Church and a member of
St. Mary‟s Altar Society. Survivors include a sister, Mary Rita McCormick; a niece, Mary
Lyskowinski; five nephews, Paul, Marc, Brian and Bruce McCormick, and Chris McCormick of
Elizabethtown, Ky.; a brother-in-law, Dr. Paul B. McCormick; and six great-nieces and
nephews. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church with burial in the
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St. Mary‟s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. at Generations Funeral Home at
3309 Ballard Lane with a Rosary service to be held at 4 p.m. [d: 04-16-2001]
New Albany Tribune 09-23-2001 p2Bc5 (photo) ENGAGEMENT. Receuver – Brockwell.
Mindy Receuver, daughter of Cletus and Rose Receuver of Floyds Knobs and Allen
Brockwell, son of Larry and Margo Brockwell of Dimondale, Mich., and Kathy Dean of
Lansing, Mich., will be married October 6 at St. John‟s Catholic Church in Starlight. The
bride-elect has a bachelor‟s degree in elementary education with kindergarten endorsement
from Purdue University and is a first grade teacher at Ivy Tech State College and is in loss
prevention at Meijers in Jeffersonville; The well is 7:30 p.m. followed by a reception at St.
John‟s Activity Center. Formal invitations have been sent, but all friends and relatives are
invited. [m: 10-06-2001]
The Criterion 06-21-2002 p25 c1 Rest In Peace. BROECKER, Sarah “Sally”, 94, St. Pius
X, Indianapolis, May 15. Mother of Mary Ann Munro, David, John and Joseph Broecker.
Grandmother of nine. Great-grandmother of 12. [d: 05-15-2002]
Louisville Courier Journal 10-04-2003 and NAT 10-05-2003 p3Ac4 and 10-06-2003 p3Ac4
SALEM -- Eula D. Belviy, 80, passed away Friday afternoon at Floyd Memorial Hospital,
New Albany, IN. She was the former Eula D. Hawkins, a native of Grayson County, KY, a
devoted homemaker and a member of Eastside Christian Church. She was preceded in
death by her husband, Frank C. Belviy. Survivors include a son, Don Ashley of Salem; a
brother, Damon Hawkins of Louisville; a sister, Ruby Singhiser of Louisville; and four
grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Market Street Chapel of
Seabrook Dieckmann & Naville Funeral Homes, with burial in Walnut Ridge Cemetery,
Jeffersonville, IN. Visitation will be from noon-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the donor's favorite charity. [d:10-03-2003]
Louisville Courier Journal 03-26-2004 pB6c7 NEW ALBANY – Paul B. McCormick, 90, died
Thursday, March 25, 2004, at his home. He was a native of Jeffersonville, IN, and a
member of St. Mary‟s Catholic Church and Grantline VFW Post 1693, both in New Albany.
He earned his BS, DDS and DMD degrees from the University of Louisville and was also a
past president of the Indiana Dental Association. Survivors include his wife, Mary Rita
Broecker McCormick; sons, Paul McCormick of New Albany, Chris F. McCormick and his wife,
Corrine, of Elizabethtown, KY, and Marc J. McCormick and his wife, Nancy, Brian McCormick
and Bruce A. McCormick and his wife, Denise, all of New Albany; a daughter Mary Ruth
Lyskowinski and her husband, Steve, of New Albany; brothers, Robert McCormick of
Oakland, CA, and Michael McCormick of Winston-Salem, NC; a sister, Dorothy McDarby of
St. Louis, MO; and seven grandchildren. His funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday,
March 29, 2004, at St. Mary Catholic Church in New Albany, with burial in St. Mary‟s
Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Sunday, March 28, 2004, at Coots Funeral Home
in Jeffersonville. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to his church or to Hospice of Southern Indiana. [d:
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Louisville Courier Journal 11-05-2004 pB7c7 NEW ALBANY. FALKENSTEIN, ROBERT M.,
83, returned to his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, November 3, 2004. Robert was born in
Floyd County, IN, on October 27, 1921, the son of the late James and Charlotte Falkenstein.
Robert retired after 43 years as a supervisor for Paramount Plywood. He was a member of
Holy Family Catholic Church and also an Army veteran of World War II. He was also
preceded in death by his son, Robert Morris Falkenstein Jr., and a daughter, Charlotte Anna
Falkenstein. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Agnes Very Falkenstein; a
daughter, Rose Receveur and her husband, Cletus, of Sellersburg, IN; two granddaughters,
Dr. Melanie Roberts and her husband, Dr. Jim Roberts, and Mindy Brockwell and her
husband, Allen Brockwell; a grandson, Adam Receveur; and a great-grandson, Grayson Cole
Brockwell. His funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Monday, November 8, 204, at
Holy Family Catholic Church in New Albany, with burial to follow in Kraft-Graceland
Memorial park. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday, November 7, 2004, with a
Rosary service at 6 p.m., at Generations Funeral Home, 3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Alzheimer‟s Association. [d: 11-03-2004]
Louisville Courier Journal 01-16-2005 BROECKER, ROSEMARY M., 76, of Shively, passed
away Saturday, January 15, 2005, at University of Louisville Hospital. She was the former
Rosemary Michaels, a retired secretary for the Kentucky State Department of Workers
Compensation and a member and former organist for the old St. Basil Catholic Church. She
is survived by her son, James S. Broecker Jr. and his wife, Kim; two sisters, Ann Graves and
Jane Malley; and numerous nieces and nephews. Her funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10
a.m. Tuesday at St. Basil Chapel, 3901 Wayside Dr., with burial in Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 2-9 p.m. Monday at J.B. Ratterman & Sons, Southwest, 4832 Cane
Run Rd. Memorial gifts may go to Mass of the Air. [d: 01-15-2005]
New Albany Tribune 01-11-2007 p5Ac3 Patrick Christopher McCormick, 26, Navy
veteran. A memorial service for Patrick Christopher McCormick, 26, of Louisville, will be
held at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at Pearson Funeral Home, 149 Breckenridge Lane, Louisville,
with a private burial in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park, New Albany, alongside his
grandfather, George. He died on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007, surrounded by family in his
home. He attended St. X and joined the Navy in 1999, where he served his Country in Iraq.
Patrick had three passions in his life: Classic Volkswagons; his dog, Joe; and his family.
Survivors include his wife, Caty Mercer McCormick; his mothers, Claudia McCormick and
Kelly Moriarty; a sister, Kelly McCormick; grandmothers, Frances Wiseman and Rita
McCormick; and his parents-in-law, Harry and Debby Mercer. He was preceded in death by
his grandfathers, George Wiseman and Dr. Paul McCormick. Patrick was the love, life, and
heart of his family and will forever be a part of us. The family requests expressions of
sympathy take the form of contributions to Pitt Academy Special Olympics Project or
Hospice and Palliative Care of Louisville. [d: 01-10-2007]
Louisville Courier Journal 03-19-2008 pB4c4 GARVIN, JAMES T. JR., 70, of Denton, TX,
passed away Monday, March 17, 2008 at Presbyterian Hospital of Denton. He was born
August 7, 1937 in New Albany, IN to James T. and Anna Catherine Very Garvin. He married
Phyllis Ann Orr on July 29, 1974 in Houston, TX. He had retired from Turbo Refrigeration
after 25 years. He was currently working as a courier for Clinical Pathology Lab. He is
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survived by his wife, Phyllis Garvin of Denton; daughter, Roxanne Boehm and husband
Terry of Muncie, IN; son, James (Jay) T. Garvin III and Nell Gandee of Denton; sisters,
Josephine Keith and Shirley Graham of Elizabethtown, KY; grandchildren, Lucas T. Boehm
and Trisha Boehm and great-grandson, Caleb T. Boehm. Funeral service will be 10 a.m.
Thursday in the chapel of DeBerry Funeral Directors, with Rev. John Stout officiating. Burial
will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at DeBerry
Funeral Directors, 2025 W. University Dr., Denton, TX 76201; [d: 03-17-2008]
New Albany Tribune 06-06-2008 Carl H. Belviy, 80; of New Albany. A funeral Mass for
Carl H. Belviy, 80, of New Albany, will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 7, at Holy Family
Catholic Church, New Albany, with burial in Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery. He died
Wednesday, June 4, 2008, at Green Valley Nursing Home, New Albany. He was a retired
printer from World Color Press in Salem, Ill., after 43 years of service. He was a volunteer
at the Salvation Army and a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, New Albany.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Martha Belviy; two daughters, Mary Stiller and
husband, Larry and Patricia Stiller and husband, Alan, all of Floyds Knobs; a brother,
Clarence Belviy, Lanesville; six grandchildren, Maria Coleman and husband, Craig,
Cincinnati, Angela Clementi, Lexington, Ky., Teresa Clementi, Louisville and Lauren, Paul
and April Stiller, all of Floyds Knobs; great-granddaughter, Silver Coleman, Cincinnati;
numerous nieces and nephews; and friends at Angels of Hope Cancer Support Group. He
was preceded in death by his daughter, Rebecca Clementi. Visitation will be at Kraft Funeral
Services, Spring Street Chapel, will be from noon to 8 p.m. today, Friday, June 6. [d: 06-
New Albany Tribune 08-27-2008 Clarence E. Belviy, 92; of Lanesville. Funeral services for
Clarence E. Belviy, 92, of Lanesville, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at Gehlbach &
Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown, with burial in Lanesville Protestant Cemetery. He died
Monday, Aug. 25, 2008, at the Harrison Health and Rehabilitation Center in Corydon. He
was born in New Albany Aug. 7, 1916, to the late Clarence H. and Caroline C. Copler Belviy.
He was a retired salesman for Retailer Supply Co., where he worked for 34 years. Survivors
include his sons, Stephen E. Belviy and wife, Dora Ann, of New Albany, and Robert R. Belviy
and wife, Janice, of Scottsburg; three grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and eight
great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his beloved canine companion, Lucy. He
was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, the former Mary Frances Klerner; a sister
and four brothers. Visitation at the funeral home will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today and after 9
a.m. Thursday. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of
contributions to Hosparus of Southern Indiana. [d: 08-25-2008]
New Albany Tribune 11-04-2008 Nellie Belviy, 86; of New Albany. Nellie Belviy, 86, of
New Albany, died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, at Clark Memorial Hospital. She was retired from
Lorillard Tobacco Company. Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Schickel and husband,
Robert, New Albany; a sister, Marguerite Harris, Miami; and five grandchildren. She was
preceded in death by two sons, Lonnie and Larry Belviy; seven brothers; and two Sisters.
Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the Oak Street Chapel of Seabrook
Dieckmann and Naville Funeral Homes. All other services will be private. The family
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requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to Hosparus of
Southern Indiana. [b: 03-06-1922 d: 11-02-2008]
Biographical and Historical Souvenir, Part 2, Floyd County Souvenir Sketches, pp. 68-69
[977.2 G86] FRANK BELVIY, a native of France, was born May 13, 1848, and with his
mother came to the United States in 1851 locating at New Albany. He attended the schools
of New Albany. In 1873 he engaged in the grocery business at Sycamore and Sixth streets,
which he continued eight years in connection with the commission business. In 1880 he
discontinued the grocery trade and engaged extensively in the produce, grain and fruit
commission business, which he continues to push with enterprise at Nos. 14 and 16 on
Spring street, opposite the Federal building. He was married in 1872 to Miss Mary S.
Broecker, daughter of Conrad Broecker, of New Albany. They have seven children: Lizzie,
[Amelia], Annie, Frank, Joseph, Martin and Gustave. He is a member of the German
Benevolent Society, St. Joseph Benevolent Society, the Catholic Knights of America and the
Catholic Church. As a business man he has been eminently successful, and is very popular.
He is the son of Martin Belviy and Elizabeth Fougerouse, both natives of France. His father
died in 1852. His mother crossed the ocean five times, between France and America. His
father and mother first came to Pennsylvania about 1820, before there were any railroads
or any turnpikes in the country, and had to travel in wagons. They remained for a number
of years and then returned to France, with the intention of making that sunny land their
home; but on the death of the father, in 1852, the family returned to New Albany. His
mother died here in 1874, at the age of 67. They were among the first settlers of New
Albany, having come here from Pennsylvania. There were but few houses and no public
improvements, railroads or turnpikes in the country at this time. [Note: It appears Amelia
was left out of the original sketch, and Corinne and Clarence were born after this was
written, in 1890 and 1892, respectively.]
WORK IN PROGRESS – Beth Day Nolan – 2009