Adams County, Ohio Obituaries
Died, in child-bed, on Tuesday morning last, Mrs. Johanna Sparks, consort of Mr. John Sparks, of this place, in the 23d year of her age. She was an agreeable and loving companion; a dutiful daughter, and an affectionate sister. Her mind previous to her death was much abstracted from the things of this world. She was seduously engaged in reading her Bible - and was peculiarly fond of the book of Psalms. Though she had never made application for church membership, yet her spiritual mindedness was such, that her intimate acquaintances had no doubt of her being a member of the mystical church of Christ. May the Lord prepare every one of us, for the hour of our departure - and give us an happy admittance into our Lord and Saviour's everlasting kingdom.
SOURCE: Village Register - West Union, Adams Co OH - September 23, 1823