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Teacher Murdered In Perry Co

Herald of May 30, 1924

Resolutions of respect were published for Leah Elizabeth Ellenberger, a 22-year-old teacher in Huston Township, who was found murdered in Perry County. While visiting an aunt after ending the school term, she and her male companion had driven to the mountains to gather wild flowers to use for commencement decorations at the high school at Marysville. An organized posse found the murdered victims believed to be shot from ambush by an unknown person. The teacher, a 1922 graduate of Cove High, began her career at the Ditch school, then the Stiffler school. She lived in Holl...


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