LOGAN: Glenn A. Karshner, Logan, Ohio, passed away October 16, 2011 at his residence.
He was born April 20, 1941, in Columbus, Ohio; son of the late Glenn and Louise Karshner. Preceded in death by brother, Rolland.
Survived by loving wife, Sue Lucas Karshner; daughter, Kathleen, son-in-law, Mark Nacinovich; granddaughters, Macy and Sydney, of Las Vegas, Nevada; son, Mark and daughter-in-law, Katherine and grandson, Oliver of Shanghai, China. Survived by brothers, the Rev. Donald Karshner of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jerry (Sue) of Columbus, Ohio and sister, Carole Karshner Kollmer of Tennessee; nieces and nephews, Lisa Karshner Perry, Christen Karshner, Donald Karshner, Amie Prusak, Christopher Kollmer, Lori Matuska, Ricky Perry, Alexandra Leech, Carolyn Coliukos, Chloe Matuska, Evan Matuska, Tyler Leech, Trevor Leech, and Kendal Leech.
Attended Columbus West High, The Ohio State University, Ohio University, and Columbus Business College.
Retired U.S. Army Reservist; employed by Copco Paper Company, Cutting Inc., and owner of Advanced Paper Converters.
Past President of St. John's Lutheran Church in Grove City, Ohio and St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Logan, Ohio.
Past President of the Friends of the Hocking Hills, and member of other associations.
Author of the book, Tschinque about early Ohio history, associated with the Karshner family.
A celebration of life service will be held at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 258 E. Hunter St., Logan, Ohio 43138, on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Mark Daniels officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.
Arrangements by Cardaras Funeral Homes, Logan, OH. Please sign his online guest registry at www.cardaras.com
The novel Tschinque (T-chink-wa) is historical fiction, based on fact about the Karshner families migration in 1733 to colonial Pennsylvania from Langenselbold, Germany.
How they and many other early immigrants through diligence and hard work helped form the United States Of America.
The grandchildren of these immigrants were the early pioneers who came to Chillicothe, Ohio on the Scioto River when Ohio was still part of the Northwest Territory.
Its characters are first generation Americans, children of patriots of the Revolutionary War.
They experienced a sense of adventure traveling west over the Allegheny Mountains to homestead a wilderness that would become a part of the United States when Ohio became a state in 1803.
The novel tells of this time in history and of these visionary people.
The main character is Daniel Karshner, the story unfolds emphasizing his life and the lives of people who crossed his path during this period of western expansionism. Daniel first came to Ohio 1796 as one of the first settlers in
Salt Creek Valley, now part of Hocking County, Ohio.
That first year he met and became friends with other early Ohioans, men like William Henry Harrison, Edward Tiffin, Nathaniel Massie, Duncan McArthur, and Thomas Worthington. One friendship he made that first summer was with Tcumseh, Chief of the Shawnee.
In happier days their path crossed many times at Old Man's Cave and Ash Cave in the Hockhocking hunting grounds. On different sides, their last meeting was as combatants during the the battle of Fort Stephenson in the War of 1812.
Daniel served as captain during the war and represented the county in Ohio State Legislature in years 1836-1837; he returned as a member of the General Assembly from 1841-1842, when construction was started on the present day capitol building in Columbus.
He returned to Ohio Legislature to be a persuading voice in that governing body for friend William Henry Harrison, who in 1841 became the ninth President of the United States Of America.