Bluffton Chronicle, Wednesday, November 17, 1915, Page 4, Column 2
County's Oldest Woman died Wednesday, age 99
Mrs. Susannah Myers Huffman, aged 99, who for several years has been accorded the honor of being the oldest living woman in Wells County and the only living mother of a Civil War veteran in the county, passed away at one o'clock this afternoon, at the home of one of her daughters, Mrs. John Minnich, one and one-half miles southwest of Mt. Zion, where she has been making her home for some time.
The aged woman had been confined to her bed only about two weeks, and her demise is attributed to complications due to her advanced years. On August 6th of this year she celebrated her 99th birthday anniversary, at the Minnich home where there was a gathering of the children and grandchildren. On that occasion there was taken a five-generation group picture including Mrs. Susannah Huffman, her daughter, Mrs. John Minnich, the latter's son, John Minnich, Jr., his daughter, Mrs. Edna Jamaison, and Mrs. Jamaison's little son, Keith Jamaison.
Susannah Myers, as Mrs. Huffman was known before her marriage, was a native of Ohio, but early in her life moved to Salamonie township, Huntington County, where she and her husband, Jacob Huffman, deceased, spent most of their years of happy married life. Her husband preceded her in death, having passed away about 55 years ago. After his death she continued to live on her farm in Huntington county, just across the line a short distance from Wells County, until her advanced years caused her to accept the urgent requests of her children to spend her declining years in their homes, and for about twenty years she and lived most of the time with her children residing in the vicinity of Mt. Zion.
Surviving her are seven children, and many grandchildren, who regarded her ever with deepest reverance[sic], and will cherish her memory as long as they live. The surviving children are Rev. Lewis Huffman, a Dunkard minister, residing near Mt. Zion; Ex-Sheriff George W. Huffman, of Mt. Zion; Elijah and Jacob Huffman, near Warren; Mrs. John Minnich, of Mt. Zion; Mrs. Robert Campbell, of Liberty Center; and Mrs. Sylvester Gephart, of near Warren.
Mrs. Huffman was a devout christian and was a member of the Sugar Grove Dunkard church, near Mt. Zion.
Funeral Friday forenoon at 10:30 o'clock at the Sugar Grove church.