Typical death notices as published in the Westliche Post. The column heading can read "Neue Anzeigen" (new notices) or "Todes-Anzeigen" (death notices).
More examples of death notices. These were published in the Westliche Post on April 19, 1893.
This example has been recreated from the original. Microfilm will not usually produce such clear, crisp images.
Lodges often posted notices about deceased members. "Nachruf" (literally: obituary) were posted an the anniversary of a death to memorialize a deceased loved one.