Source: North Manchester Journal, November 20, 1916

Mrs. Amanda Ruppel died - last Sunday.
At home on West Second St.

Mrs. Ruppel was one of the pioneer citizens of North Manchester and had much to do with the early life of Chester township's Capital. She was born in Ohio near Dover on March 10, 1835, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Aughinbaugh and was nearly eighty two years of age. Her mother died when she was a few months old and her father married again and they removed to Michigan. When about 12 years of age or 70 years ago she removed with her father to this city and has since been a resident of North Manchester. Her father was the first tavern proprietor in this section, having owned and managed a tavern where the Gresso store now stands. There were but twelve log houses at that time. Her father also started the first drug store in the town. When she married the first time she and her husband started housekeeping in a log cabin which stood on the present site of the town hall. She was married three times. Mrs. Ruppel is buried in Oaklawn cemetery.