Person:Nellie Deardorff (1)

Nellie Rahuetta Deardorff
d.20 APR 1976 Cincinnati, Oh
m. 30 MAY 1875
  1. Nellie Rahuetta Deardorff1889 - 1976
m. 13 JUN 1909
  1. Donald Emerson Sloan1910 - 1983
  2. Wallace Edward Sloan1916 - 1964
  3. Hilda Jean Sloan1924 - 2001
Facts and Events
Name Nellie Rahuetta Deardorff
Gender Female
Birth[1][2] 17 OCT 1889 Big Springs, Logan, OH.
Marriage 13 JUN 1909 Covington, James Edward Sloan
Death[3] 20 APR 1976 Cincinnati, Oh
Burial[4] Bellefontaine Cem., Bellefontaine, Logan, OH.
Soc Sec No[2] 270-32-9395

Obit...1st licensed woman realtor in OH...owned CottonWood Resort at Indian Lake. OH....member and past chairman of the executive and central committees of the Logan County Democrat party and was a member and the past president of the Auxiliary B. & L. E. Crystal Lodge. Leading figure in the railroad canteen during WW II..a charter member of the Logan County Historical Society and the Ohio Poetry Society. 7 grandchildren and 15 great- grandchildren.

Owned and operated Sloan's Cottonwood Resort at Indian Lake, OH.

Lima News (Lima, OH) 15 Aug 1945 FOR SALE Indian Lake most exclusive resort, modern lodge, Dinning and lucnh room, grocery, gas, and ice cream; 15 furnished cottages, 15 boats, wooded trailer park, picnic grove, All on a lake front Sloan's Cottonwood Resort, Huntsville, OH.

Grandma used to tell me about how she worked at the Canteen, "Free Servicemen's Canteen, 1942-1946" Representative of the patriotic spirit of the homefront during World War II, the Big Four Route Veterans Association Women's Auxiliary No. 3 operated a free canteen service for troops in a small white building on the platform of the New York Central Railroad. Staffed and funded entirely by volunteers, donations came from ten counties. The 170 volunteer ladies met servicemen with welcoming words, thousands of sandwiches, desserts, fruits, drinks, and cigarettes, despite federal government rationing restrictions. Approximately 702,779 soldiers, sailors, and marines were fed on their trips to and from the European and Pacific theaters of war. This was one of the few known canteens known to serve all nationalities and races. Margaret Clingerman, who started the canteen, influenced the establishment of six other canteens in Ohio.

1900 United States Federal Census > Ohio > Logan > Rushcreek > District 124 1910 Checked census on both Ancestry nd Heritage Quest and did not find her Ohio 1910 Census Miracode Index <> about James E Sloane Name: James E Sloane Birthplace: Ohio State: OH Age: 23 Color: W Enumeration District: 0129 Visit: 0121 County: Logan, Bellefontaine Ci Relation: Head of Household Other Residents: .navbar{font-size:8pt} Relation Name Color Age Birth Place Wife Nellie 20 Ohio

1920 United States Federal Census > Ohio > Logan > Bellefontaine Ward 3 > District 191

1930 United States Federal Census > Ohio > Logan > Bellefontaine > District 7

Given names : Nellie Surnames : Sloan Birth date : 17 Oct 1889 Death date : Apr 1976 Social security number : 270-32-9395 Issued : Ohio Residence : Ohio Last residence : Hamilton, Ohio Age at death : 87 Last benefit : Verify or proof code : Collection : U.S. Social Security Death Index

Granny's Diary

'Twas in the year of 1861 The Springtime work had just begun When Lincoln called for Volunteers Regardless of their health or years. My Grandpa dropped his rake and hoe And said, It's time for me to go" He left three ch8ildren and my granny In a log cabin with Aunt Fanny. Poverty and want was granny's share The children helped her load to bear She picked up grandpa's rake and hoe And in that garden she did go "Give us this day our daily bread" Was the prayer my grany always said. She wove hte cloth and carded the whool To make her children clothes for school She set torches made of hickory bark To scare the wolf pack aftr dark She dipped her candles, baked her bread From His bounty, her children fed. Now, my grandpa joined with Co K And went all through the war, they say. On January first, 1863 Lincoln's proclamation, the laves did free The terrible fighting through those years Brought hunger, hardships and bitter tears In April '65 the war was won. Grandpa came home with sword and gun This is the tale as was told to me It's been handed down through my family. I have grandpa's sword and gun And a Confederate note, date '61 In Logan county, the cabin stands Repaired and revamped by loving hands April '76 grandpa pased away May he rest in peace 'till the judgement day.

A true story of the Civil War signed Nelle R Sloan June 1961

Nellie's father was David Orlando Deardorff 1855-1930 and her Grandfather was John Rosebrook Deardorff 1832-1911. John served in Co K 121 Inf. Reg. Aug 1862 - Feb 1863.

I tal to my Lord evry morning, we walk side by side through the day. In wisdom and strengh He does guide me Lest my faltering steps lose the way. Yes, I talk to my Jesus each morning He holds my hand through the day He has promised us all life eternal If only we trust and obey, trust and obey. For there's no other way to be happy in Jesus But to trust and obey.

Seek help from the Lord in the morning Fill your soul with His power from above You will find that your cup runneth over With mercy from faith in His lver. I talk to my Lord in the morning To ask Him for His care through the day He has promised to bear all my trouble My Jeses has planned it that way. Now I close my eyes and softly say my childhood prayer I softly pray the Lord my soul to keep And should I die before I wake, I ask dear Jeses my soul to take.


Hand written not by Nellie at the bottom says: I wrote this for Jesues Christ Super Star Kids to sing to all the Rest Homes pretty good to the When you & maggie I can play it on piano. I try t owrite a poem each day to keep the tears away You & Jean compile them & have a book printed some day. I have 3 boxes full at Jeans. Love to both Mother

I'll NOT grow old and wear a cap And by the fireside set and nap, There's so many things I want to do Altho my family says "I'm thru", Sometimes I get discouraged When I look at my dead arm, And remember what I used to do When a gal down on the farm. Then I get a wave of energy And take another pill, And say "someday you'll work, I hope" In fact I'm sure you will. Nellie Sloan, February 1972

  1. copy of family bible. Copy of family bible.
  2. 2.0 2.1 SSDI. SSDI.
  3. copy of obit. Copy of obit.
  4. picture of gravemarker. Picture of gravemarker.