Jacob F. Bunstein Generation 1 1. JACOB F BUNSTEIN [Jacob, Johannes Jakob, Bonstein, Laurentius, Johann Paulus, Bonnstein Christian, Henning] was born 9 Aug 1820 Hecktown, PA d. 23 May 1904 Williams Twp, PA, was buried 26 May 1904 Easton Cemetery, Plot G-237, undertaker, Johnson. He married SOPHIA BRADER 19 Aug 1841 Bethlehem, PA by Rev. Kluge, she was born 22 May 1822 d. 20 July 1899 Easton, Northampton County, PA, buried Easton Cem. Plot G-237, undertaker, Johnson. age 78.
I AM TRYING TO FIND SOPHIA BRADER'S FAMILY: PARENTS AND SIBLINGS, WOULD APPRECIATE ANY INFO ON HER.
Note: Jacob F. was in the Civil War: He enlisted 19 Sept 1861 PA. He was promoted to Sergt. 25 Jan 1862. He served PA Enlisted E Co. 47th Inf. Reg. PA was discharged on 21 Jan 1864, at Morganza, Louisiana. Source: History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, Roster Published in 1871.
From Pension Info Case No. 343136: He was 5'9" Light hair, fair complexion, when old, hair turned white.
He suffered from chronic diarreah: He enlisted 1 Aug 1862, Co. K 129th Reg. PA Vol. Mustered out at Harrisburg, PA 18 May 1863. He was also a clerk.
His Will File No.16391, Williams Twp, Jacob F. Bunstine, Administrator, Howard Bunstein.
Children of Jacob & Sophia Brader are:
1. John Jacob Simon Bonstein b. 5 Jan 1842 Williams Twp, PA d. 27 April 1870 Easton, Northampton Co, PA
2. Samuel VanZealan Bonstein b. 15 Nov 1846 Easton, PA d. 1 Nov 1907 Easton, PA
3. Mary Ann Elizabeth Bonstein b. 21 Dec 1850 PA d. 2 May 1932 Rieglesville, PA
4. Howard Bonstein b. 9 Dec 1857 PA
5. Ellen Bonstein b. 11 Feb 1861 PA d. 1925
2. John Jacob Simon Bonstein [Jacob F., Jacob, Johannes Jakob, Bonstein, Laurentius, Johann Paulus, Bonnstein Christian, Henning] was born 5 Jan 1842 Williams Twp, PA d. 27 April 1870 Easton, PA. buried 1 May 1870 Easton Cemetery Plot G-235 He married Sabina Kutz 5 June 1864 Easton, PA, daughter of David Kutz and Susan Derr. She was b. 1841 Easton, PA, d. 16 July 1902 Easton, PA. buried Easton Cemetery Plot G-235 undertaker, Raul
Note: Pension Record No. 388-550 Filed 29 March, 1889, by Widow, Sabina Kutz Bonstein.
John Jacob Simon's Will No: 8377,
Sabina renounced her right as Administratrix of the Estate to his father Jacob F. 13 May 1870.
John Jacob Simon died of an Accident in L.U.R.R. where he was a milner, he fell, he was 27 yrs 3 mos 22 days. Was buried 1 May 1870 Easton Cem. Plot G-235.
General Affidavit by Nelson Bishop Sr and Alice M Riley filed: 22 Sep 1891:
Nelson Bishop sworn says that John J.S. Bonstein late husband of claimant was killed in L.U. R.R. shops at South Easton on April 27, 1870 that he died or expired on affiauts plaines, that affiant was present when he expired and worked with the deceased, while he was living in said L.U.R.R. shops. That claimant has not remarried since the decease of her husband, that he knows the fact by living a near neighbor with claimant. That claimant has no means of support but by her own labor. That deceased was killed in an accident in said shops while in the performance of his duty.
Alice M Riley sworn says that John J.S. Bonstein late husband of claimant was killed in the L.U.R.R. shops at South Easton, PA on April 27, 1870 says that she saw the corpse when it was brought home that she helped at the funeral and was with the family while the corpse was in the house. That claimant has not remarried since the decease of her husband, that claimant has no means of support but from her own labor, that affiant know the facts from her being a near neighbor and has always been a near neighbor to claimant.
J.M.C. Snyder W.S. Stoneback Nelson Bishop Sr Alice M Riley
General Affidavit of D. H. Geissinger 23 Sep 1891
I am the Pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church Easton, Pa and have charge of the parochial records of said congregation. According to our records, I find that John J.S. Bonstein and Sabina Kutz were married June 5, 1864 by the Rev. B. M. Schmucker who was at that time Pastor of the church. H.D. Osterstock D. H. Geissinger
According to this paper: ...Sabina Bonstine aged 47 years, who, being duly sworn according to law, makes the following declaration in order to obtain the pension provided by Acts of Congress granting pensions to widows: That she is the widow of John J.S. Bonstein who enlisted under the name of John J.S. Bonsteine at Easton, PA on the first day of August A.D. 1862 in Company K 129 Regiment-Pennsylvania Volunteers in the War of United States, who some 2 months before his discharge suffered terribly with chronic diarreah and was subject to severe attacks and during long marches would give out. Cannot say how long he was in the hospital. Suffered continually when he returned home until time of his death-which was on the 27th day of April A.D. 1870, who bore at the time of his death the rank of Captain's clerk in the Service; that she was married under the name of Sabina Kutz to said John J.S. Bonsteine on the 5th day of June A.D. 1864 by Rev. Schmucker at Easton, there being no legal barrier to such marriage; that neither she nor her husband had been previously married, never married before that she has to the present date remained his widow; that the following are the names and dates of birth of all his legitimate children yet surviving who were under sixteen years of age at the father's death, to wit:
EDWARD BONSTEINE born June 18th, 1867
ANNA BONSTEINE born July 31, 1868
SALLIE [SARAH] BONSTEINE born Feb 7th, 1869
That she has not abandoned the support of any one of his children, but that they are still under her care or maintanace, all the above named children support themselves the 2 latter ones now married. That she ahs not in any manner been engaged in or aided or abetted the rebellion in the United States; that no prior application has been filed...that she hereby appoints John B. Otto her attorney to prosecute her claim; that her residence is No. C or Lehigh 11th Street, City of Easton and that her post-office address is [same].
Peter S. Hulsizer Howard B. Otto Sabina Bonstein
1880 Census Easton, PA Bonstein, Sabina age 39, Sallie F. age 11, Edwin B. age 13, Anna M. age 12. Sabina died at age 61. Buried 19 July 1902 Easton Cem. Plot G-235, undertaker, Raul.
2 July 1870, West Ward Easton, Sabina 29, Edwin 4, Anna 3, Sarah 1.
Children of John and Sabina Kutz are:
1. Howard Bonstein b. 9 Dec 1864 PA d. 1946
2. Edwin Vencelon Bonstein b. 18 June 1867 Easton, PA
3. Anna Margaret Bonstein b. 31 July 1868 Easton, PA
4. Sarah Fulmer [Sallie] Bonstein b. 7 Feb 1869 Easton, PA d. bef. 1910;
WILL FILE NO. 8377
In the matter of the estate of: John J.S. Bonstein Register of Wills, Northampton County, Pa, Administrator's Bond filed May 13, 1870, Jacob F Bonstein [Father] for 250.00 signed by Jacob F Bonstein John Wagner Peter R Bonstein
His wife Sabina Bonstein renounced her right as Administratrix of the Estate the his father Jacob F. Bonstein. 13 May 1870.
3. Samuel Van Zealan Bonstein was born 15 Nov 1846 Easton,PA d. 1 Nov 1907 Easton, PA. Buried 5 Nov 1907 Easton Cemetery Plot G-248 undertaker, Raul, He married Emma C. Derr 7 Oct 1871 St John's Evangelical Lutheran church, Easton, PA, she was the daughter of Solomon Derr and Susanna. She was b. 7 June 1853 Easton, PA d. 12 April 1915 Easton, PA. buried Easton Cemetery Plot G-248 Undertaker Ashton
Samuel was 60 yrs 1 month 16 days when he died. He is buried Easton Cem. Plot G-248, undertaker, Raul. Emma C Derr died age 61 yrs 10 months. buried same plot, undertaker Ashton.
Samuel was Baptized 18 Feb 1847 St John's Easton: Sponsors: John-Elizabeth Breader.
1880 Census Easton, PA, Bonstein Samuel age 35, Emma age 27, Charles age 8, Jennie age 6, Frank age 2.
Children of Samuel and Emma Derr are:
1. Charles Warren Bunstine b. 7 Aug 1873 Easton, PA d. 27 Feb 1887 Easton, PA. Baptized 8 Oct 1873 German Reformed Church, Easton, PA. Buried 2 Mar 1887 Easton Cem. Plot G-248, undertaker, Keller.
MARION DAILY STAR FEBRUARY 28, 1887
Six boys were killed on the Lehigh Valley road near Easton, Pa, they had stepped off the track to avoid a coal train and were struck by an unexpected passenger train on the other. Their names were WALTER WALTERS, WALTER HEATH, WALTER PEARCE, JOHN GREGG, CHARLES BONSTEIN AND MANNING GARIS.
2. Frank Reeder Bonstein b. 1878 Easton, PA living in 1930 census age 52.
3. Jennie C. Bonstein 1874 married Fred Boss
4. Henry Lachenour Bonstein b. 4 Dec 1880 PA d. 8 May 1963 PA
5. Cora Jane Bonstein b. 7 Aug 1873 Easton, PA, Baptized 15 Nov 1873 St John's Evangelical Lutheran Easton,PA Sponsors: Parents.
6. Robert John Bonstein
1860 Census Northampton County, Pa. Solomon Derr b. abt 1821 age 38 Susan Derr b. abt 1822 age 37 Anna L. Derr b. abt 1843 age 16 Charles S. Derr b. abt 1844 age 15 John Derr b. abt 1848 age 12 Mary Derr b. abt 1850 age 10 Emma C. Derr b. 1853 age 8 Joseph Derr b. abt 1856 age 4 Jennie Derr b. abt 1858 age 2
Edward was born in 1861, not on census
This is Emma's family, any information on them would be greatly appreciated.
4. Mary Ann Elizabeth Bonstein b. 21 Dec 1850 PA d. 2 May 1932 Rieglesville, PA. Baptized 9 March 1851 German Reformed Church, Easton, PA She married Quintus Sandt 19 Oct 1878 Easton, PA, he was the son of Richard Sandt & Elizabeth Reaser. He was b. 26 Jan 1857 Riegelsville, PA d. 7 March 1923 Riegelsville, PA.
OBITUARY FOR QUINTUS SANDT
7 MARCH 1923==Quintus Sandt, 65 years old, died this morning at his home in Riegelsville of heart trouble. Mr. Sandt, who was a lifelong resident of Rieglesville arose about 7 o'clock, went to feed his horses, returned to his house and ate breakfast, and then laid on a couch where he expired. He was a farmer by occupation but recently had been doing team work for David Sutton. He is survived by his wife and daughter Mrs. Harry Ruth of Morrisvelle, PA. He was a member of the Reformed Church.
1910 Census he was age 52, Bucks Co, PA, wife Mary A E 51, PA, Grandchild Martha P. Wasser age 6, PA. Enumeration District: 0020 Visit 0155.
Children of Quintus and Mary Bunstein are:
1. Haidee Elizabeth Sandt [Mary A E Bonstein, Jacob F Bunstein, Jacob, Johannes Jakob, Bonstein Laurentius, Johann Paulus, Bonnstein Chrisitan, Henning] was born 8 Sept 1879 Williams Twp, PA d. 12 June 1905 PA married Jacob Ruch Wasser 20 Sept 1900 Riegelsville, PA, son of Charles Wasser & Susanna Ruch. He was b. 22 Mar 1876 Hellertown, PA d. 17 May 1952 Palmer Twp, PA.
Note: Haidee died in complications from childbirth.
Source: Nov. 19, 2001, Kim Bailey sent me the info on the Sandt's and Wassers.
OBITUARY JACOB R. WASSER
Jacob Ruch Wasser, 76, an employee of the Chesterfield Farms for 32 years before retiring four years ago, died early this morning at his home, 1322 Liberty Street. Mr. Wasser, who had been ill since Tuesday, was born in Lower Saucon Township, March 27, 1876, a son of the late Charles and Susanna M. Ruch Wasser. He was a member of St. John Evangelical Reformed Church, Riegelsville. Surviving are his wife, Irma Britton Creveling Wasser; three daughters, Mrs. Elwood Ellis, of Yardley; Mrs. Percy L. DeGroff of Palmer Twp, and Mrs. Luther K. Rush, Philipsburg; two sons, Col. Lee Q. Wasser, of Santa Anna, Calif., and Robert J. at home: a brother, Harleigh of Wilson; a sister, Mrs. Eugene Geisinger of Bethlehem; seven grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He is buried Northampton Memorial Shrine, Palmer Twp. PA.
Children of Haidee & Jacob Wasser are:
1. Martha Pauline Wasser [Haidee Elizabeth Sandt, Mary Ann Elizabeth Bonstein, Jacob F Bunstein, Jacob, Johannes Jacob Bonstein, Laurentius, Johann Paulus Bonnstein, Chrisitan, Henning] was born 15 May 1903 Reigelsville, PA d. 19 May 1996 Bristol, PA married Elwood Watson Ellis 1921.
Notes: Martha was sent to live with her grandmother Mary Bonstein Sandt when her mother Haidee died. Haidee died in childbirth when Martha was 2. She lived with Mary and Quintus until she was 16, then she was sent to live with her Aunt Esther and lived there until she married Elwood at the age of 18.
Info from Kim Bailey, 19 Nov 2001 Child is Doris Joyce Ellis married William Gordon Ferguson.
2. Lee Quintus Wasser b. 29 Dec 1901 Easton, PA d. 2 Sept 1955 Santa Anna, Orange County, Calif. married Leona Goulet.
OBITUARY COL. LEE WASSER, ENTERED ARMY AS A PRIVATE, WAS 54
Col. Lee Q. Wasser, a native of Easton who rose from a private to Colonel in the US Army, died unexpectedly yesterday of a heart attack at his home in Santa Anna, Calif., He was 54.
Col. Wasser, who retired from the Army two years ago, was the son of Mrs. Irma B. Wasser, 1322 Liberty Street and the late Jacob R. Wasser. He left Easton High School during World War I in 1918 to enlist in the Aviation Section of the Army Signal Corps: Four years later he began Cadet training and completed the pursuit coarse at Kelly Field, Tex. He received a regular recommendation to the air service...[cannot read this line]..
During World War II He commanded the Fighter Pilot Replacement Traning Center at Tallahasse, Fla..then cheif of the Federal Air Command Despersion Division of the Inspector General's Office in Washington., [unreadable] and secured as a -- in China. His post-war assignments took him to Japan, Hawaii and Hamilton Air Force Base in California. Later he was Commanding Officer at Long Beach Air Force Base, California. In 19? he assumed command of the U.S. Air Force Base at Washington...[unreadable]
Surviving: in addition to his mother are his widow- The former Leona Goulet, of Salt Lake City, Utah: a son Richard Nelson and 3 sisters and one brother, Mrs. Percy L. DeGroff of Palmer Twp, Mrs. Luther Rush, of Philipsburg, Robert Wasser of Easton, and Mrs. Martha Ellis of Yardley, Bucks County.
Sent to me by Kim Bailey: Some of it I could not make out the words, the article is very small type.
25. Lula Mae Wasser [Haidee, same as above] was b. 13 May 1905 Easton, PA d. 19 Mar 1960 Palmer Twp, PA married Percy L. DeGroff, son of Louis DeGroff. He was b. abt 1903 d. 28 Apr 1959 Palmer Twp, PA.
OBITUARY FOR LULA WASSER DEGROFF
The funeral of Mrs. Lula Mae DeGroff, 54, of 3105 Oregon St, Palmer Township, will be held at the convenience of the family at the Bender Funeral Home. Mrs. DeGroff was found dead at her home on Saturday. A certificate of suicide by hanging was issued by Northampton County Coroner George T. Kametz. Mrs. DeGroff reportedly had been despondent since the death of her husband, Percy L. [Whitey] DeGroff, in April 1959. She was born 13 May, 1905, in Easton, a daughter of the late Jacob R. and Hattie Sandt Wasser. She was of the Methodist Faith. Surviving are two sons, Donald L. of Easton, and Lee R. of Palmer Township: two sisters: Mrs. Luther K. Rush of Phillipsburg, and Mrs. Elwood Ellis of Yardley, PA: a brother, Robert J. Wasser, of Easton; and a grandson, Donald Lee DeGroff.
OBITUARY FOR PERCY L. DEGROFF P. L. DEGROFF, WAS WITH DIXIE FOR 37 YEARS
Percy Louis [Whitey] DeGroff, 56, appropriations cordinator of the development planning department of the Dixie Cup Division of the American Can Co, died of a heart attack last night at his home. He resides at 3105 Oregon Ave., Palmer Township. He was in failing health since 1955. Mr. DeGroff was employed by Dixie Cup since 1922. born 5 June 1902 in Kingston, N.Y., he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Louis DeGroff. He was a member of the Methodist Church in Kingston, Easton area Industrial Management Clug; Dallas Lodge 395. F & AM Easton and Palmer Township Fire Co. Surviving are his widow, the former Lula Mae Wasser; two sons, Donald L. and Lee R. both of Easton; a brother Jesse, Bradway, N. J. and a grandson. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Bender Funeral Home. Easton
1. Donald L. DeGroff
2. Lee R. DeGroff
Children by Irma Britton Creveling, daughter of Spencer Creveling & Jessie Wilson, she was born 15 Jan 1884 Riegelsville, PA d. 6 Oct 1956 Riegelsville, PA, are:
1. Clara J Wasser b. 1909 married Luther K Rush, he was born in Phillipsburg, NJ
2. Robert J Wasser
Obit of Mrs. Jacob R. Wasser died 6 Oct 1956
Mrs. Irma Britton Creveling Wasser, 72, Widow of Jacob Ruch Wasser, died last night at her home 1322 Liberty St. Easton. She had been in failing health for the last five years. Born Jan. 15, 1884, in riegelsville, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Spencer and Jessie Wilson Creveling. Mrs. Wasser was a member of Memorial Evangelical and Reformed Church, Wilson. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ellwood Ellis, Yardley; Mrs. Percy L. De Groff, Paler Township, and Mrs. Luther K. Rush, Phillipsburg; one son Robert J. Wasser, at home; one brother Earl Creveling Milford; N. J. and nine grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Bender Funeral Home. Easton.
2. Esther Sophia Sandt b. 23 Aug 1882 Williams Twp, PA d. aft 1921, married Harry Trauger Ruth 1 Aug 1901 PA. he was b. 22 Sept. 1881 Durham Twp, Bucks Co, PA, d. 22 June 1965, Morrisville, New Jersey.
3. Ella Pearl Sandt b. 8 Jan 1885 PA d. 17 March 1905; married Harvey Hineline 24 Dec 1904 PA.
CHARLES WASSER, FATHER OF JACOB, WAS A DVM [Doctor Vetenarian], was born abt 1844, he married Susannah Ruch, daughter of Jacob Ruch and Diana Unangst, she was born 18 Dec 1845 PA baptized at Lower Saucon Reformed Church 22 Feb 1846, sponsors: Christian Ruch & wife D. Jan 1920 PA buried Durham Cemetery 11 Jan 1920
1880 Census: Hellertown, Northampton Co, PA:
Charles Wasser M W 36 PA Laborer Parents b. PA Susanna Wasser Wife F M W 33 PA Parents b. PA Harley Wasser Son M S W 11 PA Attending school Thomas Wasser Son M S W 9 PA Attending School Lizzie Wasser Dau F S W 7 PA Jacob Wasser Son M S W 4 PA
1. Harleigh Wasser b. 1868 Bucks Co, PA d. 1956 Easton, PA, married Annie Judd, she died 2 Mar 1952 Easton, PA
1. Elizabeth Wasser b. abt 1906 married Lewis Reichard when she was 17, he was born 13 Mar 1903 PA died Mar 1973 Easton, Northampton Co, PA, his Social Security No. is: 195-22-0211 Pa Child is:
1. Dorothy Reichard b abt 1924 PA
Source is 1930 Census, Easton, Northampton Co, PA, they are living with her parents Harleigh & Annie Judd Wasser
2. Elbert Wasser b. 21 May 1891 PA d. Mar 1976 Easton, Northampton Co, PA Social Security No. Is: 174-10-4244 PA
3. Florence Wasser b. 28 jun 1897 PA d. 12 Mar 1988 Franklin, Venango Co, PA Social Security No: 188-36-3437 PA [is is noted with some that she married a Kelly, but her death in SSDI is under her name of Wasser
4. Paul Wasser b. abt 1910 [Source is the 1910 Census Wilson, PA, he is on the following sheet]
5. Elwood Wasser b. abt 1918 PA, [Source is the 1930 Census, 4- Ward, Easton, Northampton Co, PA, he is 11]
HARLEIGH WASSER, 88, WAS RETIRED BUTCHER
Harleigh E. Wasser, 88, died this morning in Nazareth after a six-month illness. He formerly resided with his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Reichard 2456 Forrest St. Wilson. Born in Bucks County, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wasser. He lived in Easton most of his life. He was employed as a butcher by the American Stores Co., until his retirement. Mr. Wasser was of the Evangelical and Reformed Faith. In addition to his daughter, he is survived by a son, Elbert, Nazareth; another daughter, Mrs. Florence Kelly, Easton; a sister, Mrs. Lizzie Geisinger, Bethlehem; five grandchildren. His wife, the former Annie Judd, died March 2. 1952. Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Ashton Funeral Home, Easton.
2. Thomas Ruch Wasser b. Oct 1870 married Hannah Bartholomew abt 1901 she was born 1875 PA, daughter of Amandus A Bartholomew b. 1852 PA & Mary L b. 1854 PA
[source: 1910 Census Allentown, PA they are living with Amandus & Mary L, in 1920 Census Allentown, they are living next door to Amandus & Mary L
3. Lizzie Wasser b. abt 1873 married Eugene Geisinger,
1920 census Northampton Co, PA they are living with her parents, she is 48 & Eugene is 50 and their son Roy W Geisinger is 19 Child is:
1. Roy W. Geisinger b. abt 1899 PA
4. JACOB RUCH WASSER b. 22 Mar 1876 [above]
5. Charles R Wasser b. 16 Dec 1886 Durham, PA d. 26 Feb 1950 Pittsburg, KS, married Florence Ethyl Yohe, she was born 15 Apr 1890 New Hampton, PA d. 5 July 1980 Pittsberg, KS
FUNERAL SERVICES HELD TUESDAY FOR C.R. WASSER [WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1. 1950] MEMBER OF INDUSTRIAL ARTS FACULTY SUCCUMBS AFTER LONG ILLNESS
Charles R. Wasser, 63, associate professor of industrial and vocational education at the College, died at the home, 112 West Lindburg, at 11:15 p.m. Sunday. Professor Wasser had suffered a heart attack last Aug. 27, but had recovered sufficiently to do some teaching in the first semester of the current term. He assisted in enrollment for the spring sememter and then was forced to give up his teaching work. He was in charge of woodworking, cabinet making and wood technology subjects at the College. Born Dec. 16, 1886, in Durham, Penn. Professor Wasser came to the College in 1915 from Lafayette College, Easton, Penn. where he had been on the engineering faculty from 1912 through 1914. He received his early education in the Williamson trade school at Media. Penn., graduating in 1908. He was a journeyman mechanic with Bethlehem Stell and the [Ingowall Band co.] unreadable..
Professor Wasser was for many years a member of the College athletic council. He was a member of the Methodist church, the Masonic lodge and several professional organizations, including Epsilon Pi Tau, national honorary industrial arts fraternity, the American Bocational Association and the Kansas Industrial Arts and Vocational Association.
Surviviors include the widow, Mrs. Florence Wasser, of the home; tow daughters, Mrs. Walter Moon, 1808 South Joplin and Mrs. Sam Doll, Fremont, Neb., five grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lizzier Geisinger, Bethlehem, Penn., and two brothers, Jacob R. Wasser, and Harley E. Wasser, both of Easton, Penn. Funeral Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Frist Methodist Church with Dr. Gordon H. Thompson and Rev. Clayton Pittman officiating. A male quartet from the College composed of Ralph H. Smith, Edgar Mendenhall, David D. Moore, and Samuel J. Pease sang, "In the Garden" and "The Old Rugged Cross" with Mrs. Martha Wimp Pate at the organ. Active pallbearers were John lance, Harry Hartman, Otto Hankammer, O. W. chapman, O. F. Grubbs, S. L. Householder, Lemoine Carlyon, and Forest Penny. Honorary pallbearers [unreadable]
1. Daughter Wasser
2. Daughter Wasser
JACOB RUCH b. 14 Jan 1819 PA d. 9 Feb 1901 PA buried Hellertown Cemetery, Northampton Co, PA married Diana Unangst, she was born abt 1814, married  Fayetta "Fietta" Lautenberger/Laudenberger bef 1852 PA, daughter of Leonard Lautenberger Jr & Maria Mary Polly Reiss
1880 Census Lower Saucon Twp, Northampton Co PA Jacob Ruch M W 62 PA Farmer Parents b. PA Fayetta Ruch Wife F M W 46 PA Keeping house, Parents b. PA William Ruch Son M S W 17 PA William Ruch GSon M S W 7 PA Parents b. PA Wilson Reichard GSon M S W 12 PA parents b. PA Thomas Rodgers Other M S W 17 PA Servant parents b. PA
Children by Diana Unangst are:
1. SUSANNA RUCH b. 18 Dec 1845 Pa [above]
2. Sarah Amanda Ruch b. 21 Feb 1847 Pa Baptized 21 Mar 1847 Lower Saucon Twp, Sponsors: parents
3. Elemina/ Allamina Ruch b. 7 Apr 1849 PA baptized 5 Aug 1849 Lower Saucon Twp, Sponsors: John & Sarah Unangst married Isaac Werst, he was born abt 1846
1880 Census Lower Saucon Twp, Northampton, PA Isaac Werst M W 34 PA Laborer parents b. PA Elemina Werst Wife F M W 31 PA Keeping House parents b. PA Lyman Werst Son M S W 6 PA Lilla Werst Dau F S W 4 PA Harry Werst Son M S W 3 PA Charles Werst Son M S W 2 Pa Dianna Werst Dau F S W 6M PA Mary Werst Mother F W W 65 PA
1. Lyman Werst b. abt 1873
2. Lilla Werst b. abt 1875
3. Harry Werst b. abt 1877
4. Charles Werst b. abt 1878
5. Diana Werst b. abt 1879
Children by Fayetta are:
1. Christian Ruch b. 19 Dec 1852 PA Baptized Lower Saucon Reformed Church, 26 Jan 1853 Sponsors: Leonhard & Polly Lautenberger
2. Mary Polly Ann Ruch b. 11 Oct 1854 PA Baptized Lower Saucon Reformed Church, 19 Nov 1854 Sponsors: Aaron & Susanna King 3. Jacob Ruch Jr b. abt 1861 PA married  Amande b. abt 1864 PA  Matilda b. abt 1865 PA
Children by Matilda are:
1. Charles Ruch b. abt 1882
2. Emma Fietta Ruch b. 17 Jul 1885
3. Elwood Ruch b. abt 1887
4. William H Ruch b. 29 Feb 1864
5. Isabella Ruch b. 5 dec 1865 Sprinfield Twp, Bucks Co, PA d. abt 27 May 1915 Pa married Jacob Kunsman/Kinstman 21 Jun 1884 PA by Rev. A. F. Ziegler, he was b. abt 1862 PA
1. Female Kuntsman
2. Stella Della Kuntsman b. abt 1895 PA
3. Katie Kuntsman b. abt 1902 PA
LEONARD LAUTENBERGER/ LAUDENBERGER JR, son of Leonard Laudenberger & Maria Magdalena was b. 29 Nov 1803 d. 16 Apr 1886 Lower Saucon Twp, Northampton Co, PA [age 83] buried Hellertown Union Cemetery, married Maria Mary Polly Reiss, she was born 7 Jul 1807 PA confirmed 1825 age 18 Lower Saucon Twp,
1. William R Laudenberger b. aft 1826
2. FAYETTA FIETTA LAUTENBERGE b. 12 Apr 1833 PA [above] 3. Jacob R Laudenberger b. 5 Jun 1839 PA Baptized Lower Saucon Reformed Church 29 Mar 1840 Sponsor: Peter & Julianna Reiss d. 16 May 1910 PA buried Hellertown Cem married Catherine Koch b. 2 Apr 1839 PA
1. Cornelia ? Laudenberger b. abt 1860
2. Alice M. Laudenberger b. 30 May 1860
3. Emma Jane Laudenberger b. Apr 1861
4. Anna Maria Laudenberger b. 5 Jun 1839 PA Baptized Lower Saucon Reformed Church 29 Mar 1840 Sponsors: Peter * Julianna Reiss married Jacob Derr Weierbach, he was born 21 Apr 1833 son of Isaac Weierbach & Anna Maria Mary Derr
1. Titus Weierbach b. abt 1858
2. Ida Isabella Weierbach b. 18 Oct 1859 Applebachville, Bucks Co, PA
3. Sarah Weierbach b. abt 1860
4. Ellen Weierbach b. abt 1868
5. James Weierbach b. abt 1870
6. Annie Weierbach b. abt 1877
5. Josiah Jesse R Laudenberger b. abt 1843 PA
ISAAC WEIERBACH b. 13 Mar 1805 Pa married 2 Mar 1825 Bucks Co, PA, Anna Maria Mary Derr, she was born 15 Feb 1804 d. 15 Jan 1871 PA buried Applebachsville, daughter of Michael Derr b. 20 Oct 1778
1. Matilda Weierbach b. abt 1826
2. Absalom Weierbach b. 18 Jul 1831
3. JACOB DERR WEIEBACH b. 21 Apr 1833 [above]
MICAHEL DERR b. 20 Oct 1778, son of Jacob Dorr/Derr b abt 1752 & Ms Miller, married Unknown
1. John Derr b. 4 Sep 1802
2. ANNA MARIA MARY DERR b. abt 1810 [above]
3. Michael Derr Jr b. abt 1810
JACOB DORR/DERR b. abt 1752 son of Johann Heinrich Dorr/Derr b. aft 1725 Heidelberg, Germany married Ms. Miller b. aft 1750
1. Jacob Derr Jr b. abt 1773
2. David M Derr b. abt 1775
3. Susan Derr b. abt 1777
4. MICHAEL DERR b. 20 Oct 1778
5. Kate Derr b. abt 1779
6. Elizabeth Derr b. abt 1781
7. Mollie Derr b. abt 1783
8. Henry Derr b. abt 1785
JOHANN HEINRICH DORR/DERR b. aft 1752 Heidelberg, Germany died in PA
Source: Bonnie Kapelanczyk who stated that Johann Heinrich arrived in Philadelphia in 1742 from Heidelberg, Germany, married Unknown
1. Michael Dorr/Derr b. aft 1750 married Unknown Children are:
1. Jacob Dorr/Derr
2. Daniel Dorr/Derr
3. Henry Dorr/Derr
4. Michael Dorr/Derr Jr
5. Kate Dorr/Derr
6. Elizabeth Dorr/Derr
7. Johannes John Dorr/Derr 29 Oct 1786 8. Samuel Dorr/Derr aft 1790 Springfield Twp, Bucks Co, PA
2. JACOB DORR/DERR b. abt 1752
5. Howard Bonstein [John Jacob Simon,Bonstein, Jacob F, Bunstein, Jacob, Johannes Jakob, Bonstein, Laurentius, Johann Paulus, Bonnstein Christian, Henning, Cuntz] was born 9 Dec 1857 Williams Twp, PA d. 25 Mar 1946. He married Anna Young 10 Nov 1881. She was b.14 Feb 1864 d. 1939 Williams Twp, PA. They are buried St John's Lutheran church, Williams Twp, PA. Anna is the daughter of Martin Young and Ellamina Seibert, she was Baptized 15 Aug 1868 St Paul's Lutheran Church, South Easton, Northampton Co, PA Sponsers Parents
Children of Howard and Anna Young are:
1. Paul Edgar Bonstein b. 4 May 1887 Phillipsburg, NJ; d. July 1973, 18042 Easton, PA, buried St John's Union Cem. Williams Twp., married  Edith Behn b. 1896 d. 1966  Mary Rosa Mauerer b. 1887 d. 1939. buried St John's Union Cem.
Children of Paul and Mary Rosa Mowery are:
1. Howard P. Bonstein b. 1911 d. 1968 married Edna S. b. 1911 d. 2000, both buried St John's Union Cem.
2. Ernest Paul Bonstein b. 1 Jan 1911 NJ d. 5 Feb 1968 married Edna Smith b. 1 Feb 1911 Northampton Co, PA d. 30 Jan 2000 Easton, Northampton Co, PA,:
1. Larry Ernest Bonstein b. 30 Jan 1941 Pennsylvania married Joan Dorothy Kemmerer b. 1946 Pennsylvania. Child:
1. Larry Ernest Bonstein Jr. b. 12 Dec 1964 Corpus Christi, Nueces Co, Texas,
Larry was 23 and in the Navy and Joan was 17 when He was born. [I have birth certificate] He has a son Daniel Paul Bonstein b. 5 Feb 2004 Married Second: Vern Dittmar on the 20 Jun 1972, they had:
1. Michelle Lee Bonstein b. 27 May 1973 m. Thomas Hornberger, 1 child: Thomas Hornberger III b. 25 Aug 2004
2. Darren Paul Bonstein b. 17 June 1985 3. Trevor Scott Bonstein b. 17 June 1985
[Info by Michelle 10 Oct 2004] [Would like to say congradulations on the birth of your son]
2. [Larry Ernest Bonstein's sister is] Erna Joan Bonstein b. 25 July 1951 [Living]
Some of Michelle Bonstein Hornberger's Family:
Mom: Vern Lee Dittmar b. 7 Nov 1948
Grandmom: Mary Pfeiffer Dittmar b. 20 June 1928 d. 16 Oct 1992
Granddad: Charles Dittmar b. 16 Mar 1922 d. Mar 1982
Greatma: Vernia Pfeiffer b. 31 July 1904 d. 1 Nov 1999
Children of Charles & Mary Pfeiffer Dittmar are:
1. Louise Dittmar married an Engle has 4 children & 6 grandchildren
2. Joan Dittmar married a Hooper, has 3 children & 7 grandchildren
3. Sandy Dittmar has One child and 2 grandchildren
4. Mary Jane Dittmar married a Becker, has 4 children & One grandchild
5. Vern Lee Dittmar above:
6. Donna Dittmar married a Garrison has Two children
7. Charles Dittmar has 4 children & 4 grandchildren
2. Mary Bonstein b. 4 May 1887 Phillipsburg, NJ d. 1939 Williams Twp, PA, buried St John's Lutheran Church, Williams Twp, PA
3. John Jacob Simon Bonstein b. 14 Dec 1891, Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania; d. 29 Dec 1958 Easton, Northampton County, PA, Age 91, married Anna Amelia Meixell, 24 June 1913 Durham, Bucks County, PA, daughter of William and Amanda Lutz Meixell, she was born 22 Dec 1795 Phillipsburg, Warren County, New Jersey, d. 10 Nov 1973 Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania
EASTON EXPRESS Tuesday, 30 December 1958, page 14: Funeral Rites Set For John Bonstein The Funeral of John J. Bonstein, 67, of 1457 Washington St., Easton, will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hagerty Colonial Home, Phillipsburg. Mr. Bonstein died at his home at 12:15 p.m. yesterday. Born in Easton, he was a son of the late Howard and Anna Young Bonstein. He was employed as a tool crib attendant in the compressor division of Ingersoll-Rand Co., Phillipsburg, NJ. He had been employed by the firm since Feb. 26, 1942. He is survived by his widow, the former Anna Mixsell; three sons, Kenneth, Miami, Fla., and Willard and Arthur E., both of Easton, and two brothers, Paul E., Easton R. D. 4 and Russell, Wilson.
Anna Amelia [Mixsell], of Morgans Hill, was married to John J. S. Bonstein, also of Morgans Hill, a paper hanger, by Rev. J. A. Mertz. [Marriage License Docket #22 pg. 147, License #21938, Northampton County Government Center, Easton, PA] In 1947 Anna Amelia [Mixsell] Bonstein was living in Easton, PA. In 1973 Anna Amelia lived at 1457 Washington St., Easton.
THE EXPRESS, Easton, PA, Monday 12 November 1973, pg. 29:
MRS. JOHN BONSTEIN
Mrs. Anna Amelia Bonstein, 76, of 1457 Washington St., died Saturday at her home. Born in Phillipsburg, she was a daughter of the late William and Amanda Lutz Meixell. Her husband, John, died in 1959. Mrs. Bonstein was a member of First United Church of Christ, Easton; Easton Chapter 214, Order of Eastern Star, the White Shrine of Jerusalem 213; Golden Age Club, Wilson Democratic Club and the 7th Ward Democrats. She had been employed at the nujrses home of Easton Hospital. Survivors include two sons, Willard, Palmer Township, and Arthur, Easton, and six grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Fisher Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will be in the Northampton Memorial Shrine.
1. Kenneth John Bonstein b. 11 July 1914 Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania d. 26 Aug 1961 Miami, Florida, married Marion Emmons in 1937, daughter of Vincent C. Emmons & Lydia E. Sutton, she was born 25 May 1917 Califon, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, d. 23 June 1998 Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida.
In 1958 Kenneth Bonstein was living in Miami, Fla. EASTON EXPRESS 28 August 1961 page 30: Kenneth J. Bonstein, Formerly Of Easton Kenneth J. Bonstein, 47, of 401 N. W. 148th St., Miami, Fla., formerly of Easton, died of a heart attack Saturday at his home. Mr. Bonstein was born in Easton, a son of Mrs. Anna Meixsell Bonstein of 1457 Washington St., and the late John Bonstein. He resided in Easton until moving to Miami in 1949. Mr. Bonstein formerly was employed at Schaible's Bakery and in the procurement division of the Ingersoll-Rand Co. He was in real estate and insurance business in Miami. Mr. Bonstein was a former liertenant in the Easton Home Guards. He served in the maritime service transporting troops to Korea in 1944-45. He was a captain of the Sons of Union Veterans Reserve. He was a member of North Shore Lodge, F&AM, Miami; Valley of Miami Consistory; Mahi Temple of the Shrine, Miami, and Loyal Order of Moose, Easton. Survivng in addition to his mother are his widow, the former Marion Emmons; a duaghter, Loretta, at home, and two brothers, Willard R. and Arthur E, both of Easton. The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Christ Lutheran Church, 12800 N. E. 6th Avenue, North Miami, Fla.
2. Willard Russell Bonstein b. 26 Apr 1919 Phillipsburg, Warren County, New Jersey, d. Oct 1983 Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, married Helen Bango, 21 Oct 1943.
In 1958 and 1961 Willard R. Bonstein was living in Easton, PA., In 1973 he was living in Palmer Twp., Northampton Co., PA.
THE EXPRESS, Easton, PA, 13 October 1983, page B-6: W. R. Bonstein, Masonic Leader
Willard R. Bonstein, 64, of 2450 Woodridge Terrace, Palmer Township, formerly of Easton, died Saturday in Paris, France, after being stricken in the Meridien Hotel, Paris. He was on a tour of Europe. Before retiring in 1979, he was employed by Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, working in liquor stores in the Easton area for more than 30 years. He served as store manager for many years. Born April 26, 1919, in Phillipsburg, he was a son of the late John and Anna Maxwell Bonstein. Mr. Bonstein was a 1937 graduate of Easton High School. He was a member of First United Church of Christ, Dallas Lodge 396, F&AM , and Forest 35, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, all of Easton; Rajah Temple, Reading, and Lehigh Consistory, Allentown. He was a life member and past president of the Forks of the Delaware Shrine Club, Easton. He was also a member of the American Association of Retired Persons and the Pennsylvania Survivors of the Pearl Harbor attack. He and his wife, the former Helen Bango, would have celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Oct. 21. Surviving in addition to his wife are a brother, Arthur of Easton, and several nieces and a nephew. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 21 at the Ashton Funeral Home, Easton. Entombment will be in the mausoleum of Grandview Cemetery, Allentown.
3. Arthur Elwood Bonstein b. 12 Jan 1932, married Bernice Rufe 27 June 1953, born 4 Apr 1934
WILLIAM MIXSELL, son of Theodore Mixsell & Isabelle Roberts, father of Anna Amelia Mixsell, was born 21 Jun 1871 Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, christened: 21 Sep 1872 First Methodist Church, Phillipsburg, Warren County, New Jersey, died 31 July 1947 Wilson Borough, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, buried 2 Aug 1947 Easton, Cemetery. married  AMANDA LUTZ, divorced  IDA S. SHERRER 8 Apr 1930 Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, b. abt 1874 Williams Township, Northampton County Pennsylvania, she was first married to a Mr. Taylor who died in abt. 1904.
in 1918 William Mixsell was living in Easton, PA.
At the age of 58, William Mixsell was married to Mrs. Ida S. Taylor, age 55, by Rev. H. M. Prentiss. In 1930, when they married, William was living on North Delaware Drive in Easton, PA, and was employed as a laborer. Mrs. Ida S. Taylor was living in Allentown and was employed as a laundress. [Marriage License Docket #40, page 407, license #44135, Northampton County Government Center, Easton, PA] In 1947 William was living on West Church St., Easton. He was a stone mason by trade and a former caretaker of the First Evangelical and Reformed Church, Easton.
WILLIAM MEIXSELL William Meixsell, 76, West Church St., Easton, died in the Easton hospital at 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday following an illness of several months. He was a stone mason by trade and was a former caretaker of the First Evangelical and Reformed Church, Easton. He is a son of the late Theodore and Isabelle Meixsell and resided in Easton most of his life. Mr. Meixsell is survived by a daughter, Mrs. John Bonstein, Easton; a sister, Mrs. John Lutz and a brother, Melchoir Meixsell, both of Easton. Funeral Services will be held in the Adams funeral home, 226 Bushkill St., Easton, at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Burial in Easton Cemetery.
[Obituary dated 1 August 1947 from newspaper clipping collection at Moravian Historical Society, Nazareth, PA. Name of newspaper unknown]
From Dale Berger's World Connect at roots web.
THEODORE MIXSELL, son of Melchior Mixsell & Margaret Rebecca Messinger, father of William Mixsell, was born 18 Aug 1838 Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, died 27 July 1918, married ISABELLE ROBERTS, daughter of Thomas Roberts, b. abt 1838 Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. She was first married to James Huff, they had a daughter:
In 1870 Theodore Mixsell, age 30 a house carpenter, was living in Forks Twp., Northampton Co., PA with his wife, Isabell Mixsell age 31, and one child, Howard Mixsell age 2. Also living in their household were Irenia Huff age 15, Eliza Huff age 13, and Margreth Huff age 9. Theodore owned no real estate and had only $100 worth of personal effects. (1870 census, microfilm roll #1381, Northampton Co., PA, pg. 436, Forks Twp., house #149)
In 1880 Theodore Mixsell, age 46 born in PA, a vinegar maker, was living in the 1st Ward in Phillipsburg, Warren Co., NJ, with his wife, Isabella Mixsell age 45 born in PA, and three of their children; son Howard Mixsell age 12 born in PA at school, son William Mixsell age 9 born in PA, and daughter Mary Mixsell age 4 born in NJ. (1880 census, National Archives Film T9-0799, Page 548C)
In 1892 Theodore Mixsell was living on Burke St. in Easton and was employed as an engineer. In 1893 he was living at the corner of Burke and Weygodt Streets in Easton and was employed as a carpenter.
Theodore was educated in the Easton schools and Dr. Vanderveer's Academy. He was employed by The Zearfoss-Hilliard Lumber Company and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Easton. He died at the home of his son-in-law, John Lutz, Weygandt Drive, College Hill.
Theodore Mixsell Theodore Mixsel, a well known resident of this city, died Friday evening at the home of his son-in-law, John Lutz, Weygandt Drive, College Hill, from complications resulting from kidney trouble. He had been ill since Tuesday. Mr. Mixsell was 70 years of age and was a native of Easton. His parents were the late Melchoir and Margaret Mixsell. He was educated in the Easton schools and Dr. Vanderveer's Academy. The wife of deceased died fourteen years ago. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. John Lutz, and by three sons, William, Melchoir and Howard Mixsell, all of Easton; also by two sisters, Mrs. Amelia P. Rockafellow and Miss Maggie Mixsell, of this city, and by five grandchildren. The late Mrs. Thomas T. Miller and Miss Mary Mixsell were sisters of deceased. Mr. Mixsell was formerly employed by the Zearfoss-Hilliard Lumber Company. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, having joined that congregation during the pastorate of Rev. Dr. Frank E. Miller. He had many good qualities and was esteemed by all who knew him. (Obituary dated 30 July 1918 from newspaper clipping collection at Moravian Historical Society, Nazareth, PA. Name of newspaper unknown.)
The Globe", South Bethlehem, PA, 16 March 1904, pg. 8: Isabella, wife of Theodore Mixsell, died at 3:35 a.m. yesterday at her home, College Hill, Easton, after a long illness from a complication of diseases, aged 64 years. Her husband and the following children survive her: Mrs. Frank Sigman, Howard, William and Melchoir Mixsell and Mrs. John Lutz, all of Easton. One brother, Leander Roberts of Easton and one sister, Mrs. David Snyder of Phillipsburg, also survive. Deceased was a native of Easton and was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Roberts.
Isabelle (Roberts) Mixsell is buried in Section E, plot 135, in Easton Cemetery.
2. Howard Mixsell b. 16 Feb 1868 Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, Christened: 7 Aug 1876 First Presbyterian Church, Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, died 17 Dec 1940 Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, buried 21 Dec 1940 Easton Cemetery, married Elizabeth Wire, daughter of Adam & Lena Wire, b. 19 Feb 1869 Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, died 2 Aug 1937 Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, buried 4 Aug 1937 Easton Cemetery.
In 1905 Howard Mixsell was living at 71 West St. in Easton and was employed as a salesman. In 1918 he was still living in Easton, PA. In 1940 he was living at 332 E. Kleinhans St., Easton.
"Easton Express", Easton, PA, Wednesday, 18 December 1940, pg. 20: Howard Meixsell Found Dead In Bed Aged South Sider Is Heart Attack Victim Howard Meixsell, 72 years old, of 332 East Kleinhans street, South Side, was found dead in bed at his home last night after neighbors had investigated why an electric light had been burning in the house for more than 24 hours. Meixsell had been living alone for the last three months. Charles Peifly, of 330 Kleinhans street, reported to police that he had noticed the light burning through Monday night and the daylight hours yesterday and he called Joseph Gipp, of 8 Lewis street, Phillipsburg, who had a key to the Meixsell home. Together Peifly and Gipp entered the house and found Meixsell dead. Dr. D. F. Bachman, Coroner of Northampton County, was notified and he issued a certificate of death due to heart trouble. The body was taken to the Adams Funeral Home. Mr. Meixsell was born in Easton, a son of the late Theodore and Isabel Meixsell. In early life he was employed at the American Sheet Iron Mill, Phillipsburg, and resided in that town. He also worked for several years in the Lehigh Valley Shops, South Side and later became sexton of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, North 4th Street. In 1907 he opened one of the first garages in Easton, the Lafayette at 78 North West Street. He was also employed as chauffeur for Mrs. David Mixsell and Mrs. Charles Groetzinger and worked at different garages in Easton. Recently he worked for R. F. Ziegler, 242 N. 3rd. St., and Henry Halpin's Garage, 3rd and Washington Streets. His wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Meixsell, and a son, Walter, preceded him in death. He is survived by one sister, Mrs. John Lutz, of 113 Northampton street and by two brothers, William Meixsell and Melchoir F. Meixsell, both of this city.
Easton Express", Easton, PA, 2 August 1937, pg. 16: Mrs. Howard Meixsell Mrs. Elizabeth Meixsell, 68 years old, wife of Howard Meixsell, died last night at her home, 332 East Kleinhans street, following an illness of four months. Her husband is her only survivor. Mrs. Meixsell was a native and life-long resident of this city and was a daughter of the late Adam and Lena Wire. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.
Howard Mixsell and his wife, Elizabeth, are buried in Section K, plot 8, in Easton Cemetery.
4. Mary Elizabeth Mixsell b. 15 Nov 1876 Phillipsburg, Warren County, New Jersey, Christened; 11 Feb 1877 First Presbyterian Church, Easton, PA d. 23 Feb 1959 Gracedale, Upper Nazareth Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania buried 26 Feb 1959 Easton Heights Cemetery, married John A. Lutz, b. abt 1869, d. 10 Jun 1944 Wilson Borough, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, buried 13 Jun 1944 Easton Heights Cemetery
In 1944 John A. Lutz lived at 113 Northampton Street, Easton, PA.
"Easton Express", Easton, PA, Monday 12 June 1944, pg. 12: John A. Lutz John A. Lutz, 74, of 113 Northampton street, Easton, died Saturday afternoon in Easton Hospital. For 45 years, Mr. Lutz was employed by the Warren Foundry and Pipe Corporation, being retired nine years ago. He served under Capt. Frank M. Godley as a corporal with Co., 1, Fourth Regiment, on the Mexican border. Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Mary Lutz; three sons, George M. Lutz, Easton R.D. 2; Edwin K. Lutz, Phillipsburg; Earl D. Lutz, Dingman's Ferry, PA; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and a sister, Mrs. Harry Connelly, of Bound Brook. He attended the Presbyterian Church.
In 1898 and 1918 Mary (Mixsell) Lutz was living at 705 Weygadt Drive in the College Hill section of Easton, PA. In 1930 she was living at Hutchinson Station, NJ. In 1940 and 1944 she was living at 113 Northampton St., Easton, PA.
"Easton Express", Easton, PA, Monday, 23 February 1959, pg. 17: MRS. JOHN LUTZ Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Lutz, 82, a longtime Easton resident, died at 11:30 a.m. today at Gracedale, Nazareth R.D., where she had been a guest for the past six weeks. She was the widow of John A. Lutz. Mrs. Lutz was born in Phillipsburg, a daughter of the late Theodore and Isabelle Meixsell. She was of the Lutheran faith. She is survived by three sons, George M. Lutz, of Forks Township; Earl Douglas Lutz, Dingmans Ferry, and Edwin K. Lutz, of Huntington; a brother, Melchior Meixsell, in Florida; two grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are being made by the Shillinger Funeral Home.
5. Melchior F "Pops" Meixsell b. 15 Jul 1880 Phillipsburg, Warren County, New Jersey Christened: 10 Oct 1881 First Presbyterian Church, Easton, PA died 31 Jul 1961 Moose Haven, Orange Park, Florida, buried 3 Aug 1961 Easton Cemetery, married Elizabeth Kies, 26 Nov 1903 in Easton, born 26 Sep 1881 Phillipsburg, Warren County, New Jersey, daughter of Leopold Kies & Regina.
Melchior Meixsell, of Easton, employed as a laborer, was married to Lizzie Kies, of Easton, by Rev. P. W. Brown. (Marriage License Docket #13, pg. 270, license #11409, Northampton County Government Center, Easton, PA)
In 1904 Melchior Meixsell was living at 17 North Union St., Easton. In 1918 he was still living in Easton, PA. In 1927 he was living in Easton and was in the restaurant business. In 1930 he lived on East Kleinhans Ave., Easton. In 1937 he was living at 524 March St., Easton. He was employed as a clerk. In 1959 he was living in Florida.
"Easton Express", Wednesday, 2 August 1961, pg. 14: 'Pops' Meixsell, 79, Ex-Area Athlete Melchior (Pops) Meixsell, 79, formerly of Phillipsburg, died Monday at Moose Haven, Orange Park, Fla. He had been a guest there for four years. Mr. Meixsell was born on July 15, 1882 in Phillipsburg, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Meixsell. Before moving to Florida, he resided with his son, Carl K. Meixsell, 636 Ferguson St., Phillipsburg. Mr. Meixsell formerly was employed as a custodian at the Kappa Delta Rho and Delta Tau Delta fraternities at Lafayette College. In his early life, he played semi-professional baseball and football with the North End team of Phillipsburg, NJ. He was active in sports activities in the Easton area. He was a member of Easton Lodge 45, Loyal Order of Moose. He was the last member of his family. His wife, Elizabeth Kies Meixsell, died in 1936. Surviving, in addition to his son, Carl, are another son, M. Francis Meixsell, Palmer Township, and two grandchildren. Carl Meixsell was a member of the football and basketball teams at Easton High School in 1928. Francis was captain of the Easton High School football team in 1922. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the family plot in Easton Cemetery.
"Easton Express", Easton, PA, 26 February 1937, pg. 5: Mrs. Melchior Meixsell Mrs. Elizabeth Kies Meixsell, 56, wife of Melchior Meixsell, of 552 March street, College Hill, died last evening at the Easton Hospital. She was admitted to the hospital on January 20 for medical treatment. Mrs. Meixsell was born in Easton, a daughter of the late Leopold and Regina Kies. For 52 years she lived in this city and had many friends here. Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Francis and Carl K. Meixsell, of this city, also by one brother, Charles Kies, of this city. She was a member of the First Methodist Episcopal Church.
(Note: The marriage license application of Elizabeth Kies and Melchior Meixsell show that Elizabeth was born in Phillipsburg, NJ, but her obituary states she was born in Easton, PA.)
Melchior and his wife, Elizabeth, are buried in Section R, plot 129, in Easton Cemetery.
1. Melchior Francis "Pete" Meixsell b. 31 Oct 1904 Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, d. 11 Aug 1992 Hendersonville, North Carolina, buried Easton Cemetery, PA, married  Grace Marie Sadler 25 Jun 1927, b. abt 1905 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
At the age of 22, Melchior Francis Meixsell was married to Grace Marie Sadler, age 22, by Rev. John Ernest Mertz. At the time of their marriage in 1927, Melchior was living at 122 Cattell St., Easton, PA, and was an assistant advertising manager. Grace was living at 835 Coleman St., Easton, and was employed as a dental assistant. (Marriage License Docket #37, pg. 528, license #40767, Northampton County Government Center, Easton, PA) Melchior Meixsell was captain of the Easton High School football team in 1922. In 1961 Melchior lived in Palmer Twp., Northampton Co., PA. Around 1985 he moved to Hendersonville, North Carolina.
"The Express-Times", Easton, PA, Tuesday, 25 August 1992, pg. D-1: M. F. Meixsell HENDERSON, N.C. - M. F. "Pete" Meixsell, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, in Pardee Memorial Hospital in Hendersonville. He was born in Easton and lived in Henderson County since 1985. Survivors include his wife, the former Jean Vollmer; a daughter, Jill DeHoog in Maryland; and a brother, Carl K. of Phillipsburg. A Masonic memorial service was held in Hendersonville. The family requests contributions to Hospice of Henderson County, P.O. Box 2395, Hendersonville, NC 28793.
Melchior F. Meixsell and his second wife, Jean, are buried next to his parents in Section R, plot 129, in Easton Cemetery.
CARL K. MEIXSELL b. 21 Nov 1910 Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania d. 23 Dec 1992 Phillipsburg, Warren County, New Jersey, buried 26 Dec 1992 Fairmount Cemetery, married Jessie Rush April 1937
Carl K. Meixsell was a member of the football, baseball and basketball teams at Easton High School in 1928 and graduated in 1929. In 1961 and 1992 Carl was living at 636 Ferguson St., Phillipsburg, NJ. "Morning Call", Allentown, PA, 25 December 1992, pg. B-08: Carl K. Meixsell, 82, of 636 Ferguson St., Phillipsburg, died Wednesday in Warren Hospital. He was the husband of Jessie (Rush) Meixsell, to whom he was married 55 years in April. Meixsell was an engineering technician in the drill engineering division of Ingersoll-Rand Co., Phillipsburg, for 39 years before retiring in 1975. Born in Easton, he was a son of the late M.F. and Elizabeth (Kies) Meixsell. He was a member and former elder and trustee of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Phillipsburg. Survivors: Wife; son, Carl R. of Lopatcong Township, and three grandchildren. Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Rupell Funeral Home, 465 Memorial Parkway, Phillipsburg. Call 10-11 a.m. Saturday.
EVA MIXSELL, b. 17 Oct 1865 Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania Christened: 24 Aug 1866 St John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, d. 1 Sep 1866 Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, buried 4 Sep 1866 Easton Cemetery.
MELCHIOR MIXSELL b. 2 Oct 1797 Chestnuthill Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania [now Monroe] d. 19 Apr 1882, Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania buried 24 Apr 1882 Easton Cemetery. Married MARGARET REBECCA MESSINGER, 7 Dec 1823 First Reformed Church, Easton, daughter of Michael Messinger, b. 20 Jun 1802 Pennsylvania d. 23 Dec 1878 Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, buried 26 Dec 1878 Easton Cemetery.
On 24 November 1815, Melchior Mixsell, son of Michael Mixsell of Chestnuthill, yeoman, deceased, a minor above the age of 14, petitioned orphans court for a guardian. The court assigned Philip Lessig of Chestnuthill. (Orphans court book 9, pg. 2, Northampton County Government Center, Easton, PA)
In 1815 Melchior Mixsell was confirmed at the age of 18 in the German Reformed Church by Rev. Hoffenditts. In 1818 he settled in Easton, PA.
Melchior Mixsell was married to Margaret Rebecca Messinger at Easton Reformed Church. He was a millwright by trade in grist mills along the Bushkill Creek. He was elder and deacon of the Third Street Reformed Church in Easton for six years and, in 1832, assisted in re-building the church. In later years, he became a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Easton. In 1882 he lived at the corner of 2nd and Bushkill Streets in Easton.
In 1850 Melchior "Mixell", age 52 a millwright, was living in Easton, PA, with his wife, Margaret Mixsell age 46, and four Mixsellchildren; Mary C. age 16, Theodore age 10, Amelia age 9, and Margaret age 7. He owned real estate valued at $3,000. Also living in his household was his nephew, Peter Mixell, age 28 a shoemaker. (1850 census, microfilm roll #802, Northampton Co., PA, Boro of Easton, pg. 148, house #58)
In 1870 Melchior "Mixsell", age 72 a gentleman, was living in the Bushkill Ward of Easton, PA with his wife, Margaret Mixsell age 68. Also counted in their household were Theodore Mixsell age 26 (who appears to have been counted twice in the 1870 census), Mary Mixsell age 24, Melia Mixsell age 20, and Maggie Mixsell age 18. Melchior owned real estate valued at $30,000 and personal property of $600. (1870 census, microfilm roll #1382, Northampton Co., PA, pg. 9, Easton, Bushkill Ward, house #131)
Melchior Mixsell died at his residence in Easton at the corner of 2nd and Bushkill Streets. His obituary, which appeared in the Easton newspapers on 20 April 1882, showed that he was survived by one son and four daughters; Theodore, Mrs. Thomas T. Miller, Maggie, and Mary of Easton, and Mrs. Samuel Rockafellow of Frenchtown, NJ. A second obituary said he was also survived by an adopted son named Peter. His death also appeared in the records of the German Reformed Church.
Melchior Mixsell and his wife, Margaret, are buried in Section C, plot 127, in Easton Cemetery.
Melchior Mixsell left a will, written 11 Jan 1879 and proved 29 April 1882, in which he bequeathed his real estate to daughters, Mary and Maggie. He bequeathed the remainder of his estate to daughter Emma wife of Thomas J. Miller, son Theodore, and daughter Amelia wife of Samuel Rockafellow. He appointed his daughter, Mary, the executor. (Estate file #10445, will book 10, pg. 52, Northampton County Government Center, Easton, PA)
2. EMMA "EMILY" MATILDA MIXSELL b. 3 Sep 1828 Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania d. 20 May 1895 Atlantic City, New Jersey, buried Easton Cemetery, Easton, PA, married THOMAS THOMPSON MILLER 25 May 1847 German Reformed Church, Easton, son of Thomas T. Miller & Katherine LaBar, born 27 Nov 1824 Hamilton Township, Northampton County, [Monroe] Pennsylvania, d. 13 Jan 1890 Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania buried 17 Jan 1890 Easton Cemetery.
He was president of Northampton County National Bank.
In 1880 Emma M. (Mixsell) Miller, age 51, was living in the 4th Ward in Easton, Northampton Co., PA, with her husband, Thos. T. Miller age 55, a wholesale dealer in hardware, and two of their children; son Rufus W. Miller age 18 at college, and daughter Florence C. Miller age 15 at school. Also listed in their household were Albert A. Anthony age 25 a clerk in the store, and Susan Anglemeyer age 33 a domestic servant. (1880 census, National Archives Film T9-1161, Page 414C)
Mrs. Emma (Mixsell) Miller died at the age of 60 at the home of a friend in Atlantic City, NJ. Her obituary appeared in the "Easton Express" newspaper on 20 May 1895.
Emma (aka. Emily) Matilda (Mixsell) Miller and her husband, Thomas T. Miller, are buried in Section E, plot 588, in Easton cemetery.
MICHAEL MEIXEL b. 25 Sep 1761 Smithfield Towndship, Northampton County, Pennsylvania d. 4 Oct 1814 Chestnuthill Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, buried Salem Church Cemetery, married CATHARINE FRANTZ, b. abt 1761 d. 21 Jun 1818 Ross Township, Northampton County, [now Monroe] Pennsylvania, buried Salem Church Cemetery, daughter of George Frantz
Tax Lists, Chestnuthill Twp, Northampton Co, PA (not in 1772 list): Acres Horses Cattle Tax 1785 8.8 1786 100 1 5.0 1788 100 2 1 6.0 grist mill
Census Reports - Northampton County, PA: 1790 census, Chesnuthill Twp., Michel Miksel with one male over 16, one male under 16, and four females.
1800 census, pg 533, 41010-02210
1810 census, Chestnuthill, pg 92, 11301-00101
Land, 300A, Northampton (Monroe) Co, 14 Jan 1793
Michael Meixel, Sr. served as a Private in "Class the 6" in "Chestnot Hill township" in the Northampton County militia in Capt. John Griggory's Company commanded by Cornel Carn in 1780. His name appears on the class roll of 25 September 1780 as "Michael Mikesel". Michael also served as a Private in the sixth class of the Third Battalion, Third Company, of the Northampton County militia under Lt. Co'l. Nicklass Kerns and Captain John Gregery. His name appears on the class roll of 22 April 1782 as "Mickel Macksel". (Source: Pennsylvania Archives, Fifth Series, Vol. 8, pgs. 575-576, 281-282, and 493-494)
Michael's name also appears as Pvt, 6th Class, 3rd Co., 4th Bn. Northampton Militia, Absent 9 Aug 1784 (PA Archives 6:3, pg. 789) and as Pvt, Northampton Militia, Depreciation Pay (PA Archives 5:4, pg. 336)
In 1781 Michael Meixel and his wife, Catharine (nee Frantz) appeared as sponsors at the baptism of a child of Nicolaus Altemos and Charlotte. (Hamilton Twp. Church)
Occupation: farmer, grist miller.
Johann Michael is buried in Salem Church Cemetery at Gilbert (aka. Pleasant Valley). The name on his tombstone is "Meyszel".
Michael died intestate: Estate file #2970 (in name of Michael Mixsell) and orphans court book 9, pgs. 2, 15 and 27, Northampton County Government Center, Easton, PA
On 28 October 1814, widow Catharine signed a renunciation (written in German). A renunciation was also filed 25 October 1814 by George Kern, husband of Michael's daughter Christina; Henry Renner, husband of Michael's daughter Margaret; and by David Hutmacher, husband of Michael's daughter Catharine, to approve administration of Michael's estate by his sons, John and Michael Jr.
On 28 October 1814 a bond of administration was issued to John and Michael Mixsell Jr. with Jacob Frantz and Jacob Roth as sureties, all of Chestnuthill Twp. Michael's estate was inventoried 9 December 1814 (items listed in German) and an accounting of his estate was filed 20 October 1815.
On 24 November 1815, son Melchior Mixsell, a minor over the age of 14, filed a petition in Northamton County orphans court requesting a guardian. The court appointed Philip Lessig. (Northampton Co. orphans court book 9, pg. 2)
On 19 January 1816, John Mixsell, eldest son of Michael Mixsell, Chestnuthill, yeoman, deceased, filed a petition in orphans court to partition or evaluate Michael's two tracts of land of 369 acres and 178 acres in Chestnuthill Twp. for distribution to his heirs. The petition stated that Michael died on or about 3 October 1814 leaving a widow Catharine and eight children; John, Christina intermarried with George Kern, Margaret intermarried with Henry Renner, Catharine intermarried with David Hutmacher, Michael Jr., George, Melchior, and Peter (the last three children being minors). On 22 April 1816 Michael Jr. bought tract number 2 and John bought tract number 1. (Northampton Co. orphans court book 9, pp. 15, 27)
1. JOHN MIXSELL b. 22 Apr 1786 Chestnuthill Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, d. 5 Oct 1877 Ross Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania, buried Salem Church Cemetery, married MARIA SALOME "SARAH" SHUPP, daughter of Abraham Shupp & Maria Catharine Bauer, b. 18 Feb 1800 Northampton County, [Monroe] d. 29 Nov 1877 Ross Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania, buried Salem Church Cemetery
In 1850 John Mixsell, age 63 a farmer, was living in Ross Twp., Monroe Co., PA with his wife, Sarah Mixsell age 50, and three Mixsell children; Christiana age 19, Sarah age 11, and Charles age 5. Also living in their household was Peter Meixell, age 11. (1850 census, microfilm roll #798, Monroe Co., PA, pg. 42B, Ross Twp., house #105)
In 1860 John Mixsell, age 73, was still a farmer in Ross Twp., living with his wife, Sarah Mixsell age 59, and one son, Charles Mixsell age 15, who was also working the family farm. John had real estate valued at $3000 and personal property of $600. (1860 census, microfilm roll #1142, Monroe Co., PA, Ross Twp., house #747).
In 1870 John Mixsell, age 84 and still a farmer, and his wife, Sarah Mixsell age 71, were still living in Ross Twp. None of their children were living at home. John had real estate valued at $150 and personal property of $200. (1870 census, microfilm roll #1376, Monroe Co., PA, pg. 155, Ross Twp., house #100)
John Mixsell left a will written 5 August 1877 which was filed in Monroe County on 16 October 1877. In his will he mentioned his wife, Sarah, and four children; Peter, Christiana (or Christina), Sarah and Charles. (Estate file #328, Register of Wills, Monroe County courthouse, Stroudsburg, PA)
The family name on the tombstones of John and his wife, Maria Salome (aka. Sarah), in Salem Church cemetery at Gilbert (aka. Pleasant Valley) is "Mixsell".
Obituaries for both John and his wife appeared in the "Argus" newspaper in Easton, PA. John's obituary said he was "formerly of Forks Twp." However, he lived most of his life in Ross Twp.
2. CATHARINE MEIXELL b. 2 Mar 1780 Ross Township, Northampton County, [now Monroe] Pennsylvania, d. 10 Feb 1860 Ramson Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, married DAVID MOSES HUTMACHER, son of Jacob Hutmacher & Anna Maria Heller, born 9 May 1788 Northampton County, Pennsylvania d. 10 Nov 1860 Hamilton Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania
Deed Book 1, page 88 of Monroe Co., PA is an entry dated 18 March 1835, which reads: David Huthmacher & Catherine his wife, sold land in Chestnuthill Twp., Northampton Co. to Sebastian Brand. 128 1/4 A with allowance of 6%. $1000.00 (Note: This may have been Sebastian Brong, not Brand.)
David Huthmaker was one of the Township Trustees named in the deed for the meeting house and burying ground at Ransom Twp., given by John Dorshimer May 21, 1845. He purchased 210 acres in Exeter Township from James Harding for $631.00, April 11, 1845. He purchased 138 acres land in Ransom Township from Joseph Krause Estate for $200.00, October 3, 1859.
In 1846 he deeded the Old Slocum farm to D.A.R He was a Bible student and scholar "His word was as good as his not", a Sterling Character He was a Presbyterian-Lutheran Church member He was a public servant He was Town Clerk for 30 years He was Judge of election and town Auditor He was School Director for 7 years
(Above from Elizabeth J. (Frederick) VanderSchaaf, July 2007)
(In addition to church and census records, information about the family and descendants of David and Catharine (Meixell) was obtained from the research of C. Fred and Jane S. Jenkins, who collected information from the Luzerne Co. courthouse in Wilkes-Barre, PA, during September of 1990, and some from RootsWeb.com. This compiliation now appears on Family Tree Maker CD, Vol. 9, #1859)
Catharine (Meixell) Hutmacher and her husband and family moved to Luzerne Co., PA, around 1835. The area in which they settled became part of Ransom Twp. when that township was formed in 1849. (Note: In 1878 Ransom Twp. became part of Lackawanna Co. which was created from Luzerne Co. on 13 August 1878.)
In 1850 Catharine (Meixell) Hutmacher, age 62, was living in Ransom Twp., Luzerne Co., PA. The family was listed in the census and census index as "Suthmacker". She was living with her husband, David Hutmacher age 62 a farmer, and four Hutmacher children; Thomas age 23 a farmer, Michael age 21 a carpenter, David age 17 a farmer, and Julia age 19. Also living in their household were Francis Turn (or Lurn) age 20 a cooper and Jacob Harmon age 23 also a cooper. Francis and Jacob were both born in Germany. David and Catharine had real estate valued at $600. (1850 census, microfilm roll #793, Luzerne Co., PA, Ransom Twp., pg. 173A, house #4)
4. MARGARET MEIXELL b. bef 1790 Chestnuthill Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, married HENRY RENNER
5. MICHAEL MEIXSELL b. 17 Apr 1791 Chestnuthill Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, d. 13 Sep 1860 Ross Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania buried Salem Church Cemetery, married  MAGDALENA WEISS, daughter of Heinrich Weiss & Margaretha Burger, born 8 Sep 1796 Northampton County, Pennsylvania, d. 1 Apr 1835 Ross Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, buried Salem Church Cemetery  MARY MAGDALENA "POLLY" PHILLIPS, IN 1835, daughter of Valentine Phillips & Anna Maria, born 5 Jul 1800 Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania d. 2 Jul 1889 Ross Township, Monroe County, Pennsylvania
1820 census, Ross Twp, 100110-00110 (Miesell) 1840 census, Ross Twp, pg 365 (Mixsell)
In 1850 Michael Meixell, age 59, was living in Ross Twp., Monroe Co., PA with his second wife, Mary age 50, and eight children; Henry age 24, Bernard age 22, Thomas age 17, Sophia age 14, Margaret age 20, Michael age 9, William age 5, and July Ann age 12. (1850 census, microfilm roll #798, Monroe Co., PA, pg. 49A, Ross Twp., house #191)
In 1860 Michael, now age 69, was still living in Ross Twp. with his second wife, Mary age 59, and three children; Julyann age 21, Michael age 18 a farm laborer, and William age 15 also a farm laborer. Michael had real estate valued at $4,000 and personal effects of $800. (1860 census, microfilm roll #1142, Monroe Co., PA, Ross Twp., house #746)
In 1870 Michael's widow, Mary age 70, was living in Ross Twp. with their single daughter, Julia age 25. She had real estate valued at $650 and personal property of $150. (1870 census, microfilm roll #1376, Monroe Co., PA, pg. 156, Ross Twp., house #115)
sp <- 1816 Henrich Weiss and Margaretha
Deeds: 13 Dec 1841, 2:503, Ross Twp, partition 6 Oct 1845, 3:176, Ross Twp 10 Jan 1848, 4:12, Ross Twp, to Elias 23 Feb 1857, 8:42, Ross Twp, to George 25 May 1857, 8:132, Ross Twp, to John 25 May 1857, 8:131, Ross Twp, Estate settlement 26 May 1863, 11:355, Ross Twp, Estate to Charles Koehler 24 May 1852, Misc B:141, to Commonwealth of PA also, Michael Estate: 1864, 12:150, Ross Twp 1865, 13:90, Ross Twp 1867, 15:300, Ross Twp 1870, 18:620, Ross Twp
Michael Jr. acquired a 600 acre tract in Ross Twp. which became known as Meixell Valley. Occupation: farmer.
Release book 3:351 mentions children! Note also that Mary bought the estate of Barnet Meixell and then willed it to her daughter Julia Anna who sold it to William
Michael died intestate. Estate inventoried 17 Oct 1860 by Jacob Newhart and David Roth. Executor was Elias Mixsell. Bond signed 4 Oct 1860. Vendue held 13 Nov 1860. Final account lists widow, Mary, and 12 surviving children: Elias, George, Henry, Barnet, Thomas, Michael, William, Lavina Derhammer, Catharine Flyte, Margaret Mansfield, Sophia Daniel and Juliann Mixsell. Widow received $564.21 and each child $287.71. [Monroe Co. Estate file #329, admin 1:112]
Magdalena Weiss was baptized by a minister from the Moravian Church at Schoeneck in Upper Nazareth Twp., Northampton Co., PA. At that time the Moravian ministers were known to have traveled to the upper reaches of the county to perform baptisms and Magdalena was most likely baptized at her parent's home.
Magdalena (Weiss) Meixsell is buried in Salem Church cemetery at Gilbert (aka. Pleasant Valley) The surname on her tombstone is "Meyxsell".
Mary Magdalena Phillips was baptized at the Mt. Bethel Lutheran and Reformed Congregation Church at Centreville (now known as Stone Church) in Upper Mount Bethel Twp..
Mary (Phillips) Meixsell left a will giving daughter, Julia Ann Meixsell, real estate of 29 acres adjoining lands of John Misson, Joseph Dick, Levi Newhart and others. She appointed son, Michael Meixsell Jr., the executor. Will dated 26 July 1882. (Monroe Co. estate file #556, will book 4, pg. 2)
Mary's funeral services were conducted by Rev. R. H. Clare of Hamilton Union Church on 5 July 1889. Mary is listed in his records as "Mrs. Mary Meixell (nee Phillips). Rev. Clare did not indicate her burial site.
Children by Magdalena Weiss are:
Children by Mary Phillips are:
4. Russell Howard Bonstein b. 24 Oct 1900 Williams Twp, PA d. May 1983, 18042 Easton, PA married 27 May 1925 Agnes L. Bittner, she was b. 18 July 1902 Manchester, Connecticut d. 20 Nov 1998 Easton, PA, she was the daughter of Edgar M. Bittner & Katherine Zimmerman
1. Phyllis Bonstein b. 16 May 1932 married 6 Jun 1953 Edward Earle Howard, son of Elston M Howard and Freida M Hanlen, he was born 28 Sept 1928 Phillipsburg, d. 24 March 2005, Easton, Northampton Co, Pa
1. Leslie Ann Howard
EDWARD E. HOWARD
PALMER TWP., PA. -- Edward E. Howard, 76, died on Thursday, March 24, 2005 in Easton Hospital. Born on Sept. 28, 1928 in Phillipsburg, he was a son of the late Elston M. and Freida M. Hanlen Howard. He and his wife, the former Phyllis Bonstein were married for 51 years in June. He was the director of sales and marketing for The Express-Times until retiring in 1992 after 39 years. He then served as the director of development for the Children's Home of Easton. Edward was a paratrooper for the 508th Airborne Regimental Combat Team during the Korean War. He graduated from Phillipsburg High School in 1946 and attended Lafayette College.
He was a member of Palmer Moravian Community Church where he served on the Endowment Committee, the 50th Anniversary Committee and co-chaired with his wife the Advanced Gifts for the Sharing of the Light capital campaign. He was president of the Easton Area Chamber of Commerce from 1974 until 1975 and the International Newspaper Promotion Association. He was chairman of the YMCA membership campaign in 1971, the United Fund campaigns for many years and various campaigns for Lafayette College. He also served as chairman of the Easton Area Bicentennial Commission and the Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers Association. He served on the boards of TRACC for over 25 years, the Sales and Marketing Executives for over 30 years, the Easton Economic Development Commission and the Northampton County Drug and Alcohol Commission. He was a director of the Junior Achievement of the Lehigh Valley from 1968 until 1971 and the Downtown Improvement Group. He served as secretary and vice-president of the Grocery Manufacturing Representatives of Eastern Pennsylvania. he was a member of the International Newspaper Advertising Executives Association and the Food Industy Association of Allentown. Edward was a Boy Scout with Troop 52 in Phillipsburg and was also a Cub Pack Leader. he was a Saxophonist with the Easton Orchestra, Stardusters and is listed in Who's Who.
In addition to his wife, Phyllis, he is survived by a daughter, Leslie Ann Howard of Madison, Wis.; a sister, Doris of Reno, Nev.; and a grandson Ricky.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 2, at 11 a.m. in the church, John Street and Moravian Ave., Palmer Township. Call from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the services in the church. The Ashton Funeral Home, 14th & Northampton sts., Easton is handling the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Endowment Fund of the Palmer Moravian Community Church, 2901 John St., Easton, Pa., 18045; or the Children's Home of Easton, 2000 S. 25th Street, Easton, Pa., 18042.
2. Jane Louise Bonstein b. 12 Aug 1937 married  Duane Smith  24 May 1968 Robert Carl Peters
3. Annie Bonstein [this is in question]
5. Edith Bonstein b. 1896 d. 1966 Williams Twp, PA 6. Ralph Bonstein died 18 mos buried Hays Cem. South Side, Typhoid 7. Grace Bonstein d. age 5, buried Hays Cem. South Side, Typhoid 8. Hattie Bonstein d. age 7 buried Hays Cem. Typhoid 9. Wilson Bonstein Young Info: Martin Young b. 2 June 1837 Mount Bethel, d. 2 Dec 1915 Cedarville, Williams Twp, Northampton County, PA married Ellamina Seibert 15 Dec 1860, d/o George Seibert and Mary, she was b. 6 Dec 1843 d. 8 Sept 1912. They are buried Hays Cem. South Easton: Military Service: Served as Corporal Company D 52 Regiment PA Vol. and Company K 129 Reg. PA Vol He was a Miner Children: 1. Anna Young b. 14 Feb 1864 d. 1939 2. Arrivesta A. Young b. 1861 d. 7 Sep 1941 3. Sarah Elizabeth Young b. 20 May 1872 d. 12 Aug 1873, Baptism: 2 Aug 1872 St Paul's Lutheran Church South Easton, Sponsors: parents, buried Hays Cem. 4. Rosa Amanda Young b. 20 May 1873 d. 19 Aug 1873 Baptism: 2 Aug 1873 buried Hays Cem. 5. Lillie Young b. 1 May 1866 d. 8 Feb 1869 Baptism: 15 Aug 1868 St Paul's Lutheran South Easton, buried Hays Cem. 6. John Henry Young was born in 1868 d. 1939, He was Baptized 14 Aug 1868 St Paul's Lutheran, South Easton, He is buried St John's Lutheran Church Cem. Williams Twp, Pa, his wife is buried beside him. 7. Mary J. Young b. Nov 1875 married Russell Plummer, he was b. May 1875 Adam Young b. 9 Jan 1786 d. 9 Feb 1852 married Elizabeth Mann 2 Jun 1816 First Reformed Church of Easton. She was b. 5 Dec 1796 d. 12 Jan 1880 Williams Twp, age 83 yrs 1 Month 7 days. Adam is buried Hays Cem. Elizabeth Will 19 Jan 1880 Book 9 Page 426. Children: 1. Sarah Young b. 21 Dec 1818 d. 17 Jan 1908 2.*Martin Young b. 2 Jun 1837 [above] 3. Amos Young b. abt 1826 d. 9 Feb 1903 4. Malinda Young married a Trein 5. Sabrina Young b. Oct 1832 married Abraham Van Wort b. 5 Mar 1820 d. 23 Feb 1896, both buried Hays Cem. 6. Elizabeth Young b. 21 Jul 1822 d. 23 Jul 1823, Bap: 26 Dec 1822 Sponsors: Philip Odenwaelder & Elisabeth, death was caused by a Fall 7. Richard Young 8. Jacob Young b. 10 Aug 1820 d. 25 Dec 1892 9. William Young b. 19 Nov 1824 d. 21 Jul 1903 10. Louise Young married Alfred Pritz 11. Emmanuel Young b. 1839 6. Ellen Bonstein b. 11 Feb 1861 PA d. 1925, married Thomas Franklin Richards 18 Dec 1880, he was the son of John Richards and Catherine Best. He was b. abt 1860. Ellen was Baptized 21 Feb 1862 German Reformed Church, Easton, PA. 1910 Census PA; Thomas Richards age 49, b. PA, Ella 48, PA, Myra N. 22, PA. Myra was b. 1888 PA. Source: http://www.gencircles.com/users/johnbutz33/2/data/2728 Child is: 1. Myra Mame Richard b. 1888 Pa married Ellsworth Smith Children are: 1. Myra Lucille Smith 2. Joyce Ellen Smith 3. Richard Thomas Smith 4. Harriet Ethel Smith CATHERINE BEST, mother of Thomas F Richards was born 18 Feb 1839 Pa d. 7 Apr 1920 South Easton, Pa, daughter of John Best b. abt 1817 Pa and Julie Ann Schweitzer, b. 2 Aug 1816 Butztown, Northampton Co, Pa, she married John R. Richards 12 Jun 1860 Children are: 1. THOMAS FRANKLIN RICHARDS b. abt 1861 m. Ellen Bonstein 2. Stephen A Richards b. 22 May 1862 Williams Twp, Pa 3. Alice Richards 4. Reuben D Richards b. abt 1866 5. Anne Elizabeth Catherine Richards b. 3 Nov 1867 Glendon, Northampton Co, Pa 6. Daniel E. S. Richards b. abt 1869 7. Susanna Richards b. abt 1870 8. Rebecca S Richards b. abt 1870 married Orville Laubach 13 Nov 1890 Chain Dam, Northampton Co, Pa, he was b. abt 1869 Pa. Children are: 1. Helen Laubach b. abt 1895 Pa 2. Harold Richard Laubach b. 7 Jan 1898 Pa 3. Myra Laubach b. abt 1903 Pa 4. Harriet Laubach b. 3 May 1908 Pa 5. Orville Laubach Source: http://www.gencircles.com/users/johnbutz33/2/data/4839 9. Edward Richards 10. Emma Richards 11. Jacob Richards 12. Cora I Richards b. 5 Jul 1880 Source: http://www.gencircles.com/users/johnbutz33/2/data/2728 WILLIAM S BEST, brother of Catherine Best, son of John Best & Julie Ann Schweitzer, was born 16 Mar 1842 d. abt Apr 1920 married Catherine "Kate" Oberly 14 Sep 1865, she was born July 1843 Pa Children are: 1. Owen Best b. abt 1867 Pa 2. Mary Valeria Best b. abt 1869 Pa 3. Anna Best b. abt 1868 Pa 4. Aravilla Best b. 15 Feb 1872 Northampton Co, Pa 5. Charles E Best b July 1876 Pa married Charlotte born abt 1881 Pa Children are: 1. Evelyn Best b. abt 1908 Pa 2. Helen Best b. abt 1910 Pa 3. Cora Best b. abt 1912 Pa 4. Gladys M Best b. abt 1916 Pa 5. Marion Best b. abt 1920 Pa 6. Ruth M Best b. abt 1923 Pa Source: http://www.gencircles.com/users/johnbutz33/2/data/3376 6. Cora E Best b. abt 1878 Pa Source: http://www.gencircles.com/users/johnbutz33/2/data/3374 JOHN SCHWEITZER, father of Julie Ann Schweitzer was born 25 Apr 1790 d. 11 Oct 1843 Butztown, Northampton Co, Pa married Catharine Butz 8 Oct 1815, she was born 4 Oct 1797 Pa Children are: 1. JULIE ANN SCHWEITZER b. 2 Aug 1816 Butztown, Pa married John Best 2. Maria Schweitzer b. 22 Jan 1818 Butztown, Pa married Jesse Ruch 22 Nov 1838, he was born abt 1814 Pa Children are: 1. Robert Ruch 2. Theodore Ruch 3. Ellen Ruch 4. Emma Ruch 5. Sabina Ruch b. abt 1848 Pa source: http://gencircles.com/users/johnbutz33/2/data/2917 3. Mary Schweitzer b. 31 Mar 1820 5. William Schweitzer b. 11 Apr 1823 6. Catherine Schweitzer b. abt 1826 7. George Butz Schweitzer b. 18 May 1828 Pa 8. Sabina Schweitzer b. 27 Sep 1829 9. Rebecca Schweitzer b. 15 Apr 1831 Pa 10. Robert Theodore Schweitzer b. 16 May 1835 Butztown, Pa 11. Eliza Ann Schweitzer b. 11 Nov 1838 Source: http://www.gencircles.com/users/johnbutz33/2/data/1365 GENERATION 3 7. Edwin Vencelon Bonstein b. 18 June 1866 Easton, PA married Bessie Hoch, daughter of Albert Hoch & Mary. She was b. 1859. He was Baptized 27 Jan 1867 St John's Evangelical Lutheran church, Easton, PA Sponsors: Mother. 1920 Census Reading, PA Edwin age 53, Roll: T625-1536, pg 5, Ed: 64. Child of Edwin & Bessie Hoch is Lorence Bonstein b. 1898. 8. Anna Margaret Bonstein b. 31 July 1867 Easton,PA, married Alfred Peter Horning. She was Baptised 20 Oct 1867 St John's Evangelical Church, Easton, PA. Sponsors: Mother. Children of Anna & Alfred Horning are; 1. Bessy Margaret Horning b. 20 Dec 1890 PA 2. John Horning 3. Paul Horning 4. Ruth Horning 5. Helen Horning 9. Sarah Fulmer [Sallie] Bonstein b. 7 Feb 1869 Easton, PA. D.bef. 1910. She married William Stoneback. He wa born 7 Feb 1867 PA. Sarah was Baptized 13 June 1869 St John's evangelical Church, Easton, PA. Sponsors: parents.
1910 Census Easton, PA Sarah is not in the census, just William and the two children, Earl 21, Elizabeth 9. Occupation between 1887-1890 Restauranter on 24 n 7th Allentown, last one he is a Saloon owner, same location.
1. Eliz Stonebeck b. 1901
2. Earl Stonebeck b. 1889.
10. Frank Reeder Bonstein b. 1878 Easton, PA living 1930 census age 52. He married Laura Weiss. She was b. 1876 PA d. bef. 1930 PA.
1910 Easton, PA Census: Frank R age 33, Laura age 35, Donald W. age 9, Ella E. age 7.
1920 Easton, PA Roll T625-1610, pg 7A, ED: 123, age 42
Children of Frank & Laura Weiss are
1. Donald Weiss Bonstein b. 23 Jun 1900 Easton, PA d. July 1968, 17055 Enola, Cumberland, PA
2. Elizabeth Ella E. Bonstein b. 1902 married Quintin Gentry Tenyshire,
1930 census Frank is living with his daughter, he is 52 & widowed.
11. Henry Lachenour Bonstein b. 4 Dec 1880 PA d. 8 May 1963 PA married Ethel May Smith in PA. She was b. 11 Mar 1889 PA d. 1 Dec 1958 PA. [He sent some of the Bonstein Genealogy to the Northampton Historical Society in 1962, I have a copy of it].
1910 Miracode Index Pa. Easton, Henry L. age 26, Emma C. Mother age 55.
Note: 19 Sept 1910, Treasure Deed, Washington Twp, Northampton Co. PA, courthouse, Cont. #105 p. 529 Filed #CM Nov 1910 Entry: 19 Sep 1910 Nov 1920 Cont. #120 p. 82 Filed #CM Nov 1920 Entry: 12 Jun 1922 Reas. Deed. Wash. Twp.
Children of Henry & Ethel Smith are:
1. Henry L. Bonstein b. 29 Mar 1913 Easton, PA d. Sept 1985, 18103 Allentown, Lehigh, PA
2. Kathryn Cecila Bonstein b. 1915 Easton, PA married Frank Kern
13. John Jacob Simon Bonstein [Howard, Jacob F Bunstein, Jacob, Johannes Jakob Bonstein, Laurentius, Johann Paulus Bonnstein, Christian, Henning] he married Lizzie Hevener.
1. Theodore "Dorey" Bonstein b. 30 Nov 1906 Easton,PA d. April 1993 Nazareth, PA married Sarah Sours 1950, she was b. 25 Nov 1907 Easton, PA d. 22 Jan 1992 Tatamy, Northampton Co, PA.
1920 Census Washington Twp, PA age 14 Roll: T625-1609, pg 4B, Ed: 159
14. Myra Mame Richard [Ellen Bonstein, Jacob F Bunstein, Jacob, Johannes Jakob Bonstein,Laurentius, Johann Paulus Bonnstein, Christian, Henning] was born 1888 PA, married Ellsworth Smith.
1. Myra Lucille Smith
2. Joyce Ellen Smith
3. Richard Thomas Smith
4. Harriet Ethel Smith
16. Paul Edgar Bonstein [Howard Bonstein, John Jacob Simon Bonstein, Jacob F Bunstein, Jacob, Johannes Jakob Bonstein, Laurentius, Johann Paulus Bonnstein, Christian, Henning, Cuntz] was born 4 May 1887 Philipsburg, NJ, d. July 1973 in 18042 Easton, PA. He married Mary Rosa Maurer, She was B. 1887 d. 1939
Source: Phyllis Ann Bonstein Howard 25 Aug 2002
1920 Census, Williams Twp, age 32
Child was Ernest Paul Bonstein b. 1 Jan 1911 d. 5 Feb 1968 married Edna Smith b. 1 Feb 1911 Northampton County, PA d. 30 Jan 2000 Easton, PA. Her Social Security No: signed 8 Aug 1937, 192-32-614-54
17. John Jacob Simon Bonstein [Howard Bonstein, John Jacob Simon Bonstein, Jacob F Bunstein, Jacob, Johannes Jacob Bonstein, Laurentius, Johann Paulus Bonnstein, Christian, Henning] was b. 14 Dec 1893 d. 29 Dec 1958 Easton, PA married Anna Meixell, daughter of William Meixell & Amanda Lutz. She was b. 22 Dec 1895 Philipsburg, NJ d. 10 Nov 1973 Easton, PA. John is buried at Memorial Shrine in Palmer Twp. PA
Source: Phyllis Ann Bonstein Howard 25 Aug 2002
Anna's Social Security No: signed 5 July 1939 is 168-18-5963
1. Kenneth John Bonstein b. 11 July 1914 d. 26 Aug 1961 married Marion Emmons 1937, she was b. 25 May 1917 Califon, Hunterdon Co, NJ d. 23 June 1998 Fort Launderdale, Broward Co, Florida. Kenneth's Burial Cert. no. 30924 Vol: 2274 Dade Co, FL Marion's S.S. No: 1 Mar 1938 is 203-09-3426
2. Willard Russell Bonstein b. 26 April 1919 Philipsburg, NJ d. Oct 1983 Easton, PA married Helen Bango 21 Oct 1943. He was a Pearl Harbor Survivor:
S.S. No: 15 May 1937 207--5-5277
3. Arthur Elwood Bonstein b. 12 Jan 1932 married Bernice Rufe 27 June 1953, she was b. 4 Apr 1934
4. Unknown Bonstein
18. Russell Howard Bonstein [Howard Bonstein, John Jacob Simon Bonstein, Jacob F. Bunstein, Jacob, Johannes Jacob Bonstein, Laurentius, Johann Paulus Bonnstein, Christian, Henning] was b. 24 Oct 1900 Williams Twp, PA d. May 1983 in 18042 Easton, PA, he married Agnes L. Bittner 27 May 1925, daughter of Edgar Bittner & Katherine Zimmerman. She was b. 18 July 1902 Manchester, Ct, d. 20 Nov 1998 at 18042 Easton, PA.
Source: Phyllis Ann Bonstein Howard 25 Aug 2002
Russell's S.S. NO: filed age 36; 27 nov 1936 144-05-1305
OBITUARY FOR AGNES L. BITTNER: PUBLICATION DATE: NOV, 22, 1998 ALLENTOWN MORNING CALL
Agnes L. Bittner Bonstein, 96, of Evangelical Congregational Retirement Village, Myerstown, Lebanon County, formerly of Wilson, died Friday, Nov. 20, 1998 in Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon. She was the wife of the late Russell H. Bonstein. She worked at the former Dixie Cup Co..Wilson..for more than 30 years before retiring in 1967. Born in Manchester, Conneticut, she was a daughter of the late Edgar M. and Katherine [Zimmerman] Bittner. She was a member of the First Evangelical Congregational Church, Easton, and active in its Kings Daughters Class. She was a member of the Parsons Chapter 185, Order of the Eastern Star, Easton. Survivors: Daughters Phyliss, Wife of Ed Howard of Palmer Township: Jane wife of Robert Peters of Bethlehem Township: Sisters, Ethel Kisselbach of Palmer Township, a granddaughter and 2 great grandchildren. Services 2 p.m. Monday, Ashton Funeral Home, 14th and Northampton Streets, Easton. Contributions: Evangelical Congregational Church Retirement Village.
Her S.S. No: 187-05-8652
1. Phyllis Ann Bonstein b. 16 May 1932 married Edward Earle Howard, 6 June 1953 b. 28 Sept 1928 d. 24 March 2005 son of Elston M Howard and Freida M. Hanlen
1. Leslie Ann Howard
Obit: 29 September, 2005 EDWARD E. HOWARD PALMER TWP., PA --Edward E. Howard, 76, died on Thursday, March 24, 2005 in Easton Hospital. Born on Sept. 28, 1928 in Phillipsburg, he was a son of the late Elston M. and Freida M. Hanlen Howard. He and his wife, the former Phyllis Bonstein were married for 51 years in June. He was the director of sales and marketing for The Express-Times until retiring in 1992, after 39 years. He then served as the director of development for the Children's Home of Easton. Edward was a paratrooper for the 508th Airborne Regimental Combat Team during the Korean War. He graduated from Phillipsburg High School in 1946 and attended Lafayette College. He was a member of Palmer Moravian Community Church where he served on the Endowment Committee, the 50th Anniversary Committee and co-chaired with his wife the Advanced Gifts for the Sharing of the Light capital compaign. He was president of the Easton Area Chamber of Commerce from 1974 until 1975 and the International Newspaper Promotion Association. He was Chairman of the YMCA membership campaign in 1971, the United Fund campaigns for many years and various campaigns for Lafayette College. He also served as chairman of the EAston Area Bicentennial Commission and the Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers Association. He served on the boards of TRACC for over 25 years, the Sales and Marketing Executives for over 30 years, the Easton Economic Development Commission and the Northampton County Drug and Alcohol Commission. He was a director of the Junior Achievement of the Lehigh Valley from 1968 until 1971 and the Downtown Improvement Group. He served as secretary and vice-president of the Grocery Manufactures Representatives of EAstern Pennsylvania. he was a member of the International Newspapwr Advertising Executives Association and the Food Industry Association of Allentown. Edward was Boy Scout with Troop 52 in Phillipsburg and was also a Cub Pack leader. He was a saxophonist with the Easton Orchestra. Stardusters and is listed in Who's Who. In addition to his wife, Phyllis, he is survived by a daughter, Leslie Ann Howard of Madison, Wis.; a sister, Doris of Reno, Nev.; and a grandson Ricky. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 2, at 11 a.m. in the church, John Street and Moravian Ave., Palmer Township. Call from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the services in the church. The Ashton Funeral Home, 14th & Northampton Sts., Easton is handling the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Endowment Fund of the Palmer Moravian Community Church, 2901 John St. Easton, Pa., 18045; or the Children's Home of Easton, 2000 S. 25th Street, Easton, Pa., 18042. 2. Jane Louise Bonstein b. 12 Aug 1937 married  Duane Smith  Robert Carl Peters 24 May 1968, he was b. 16 May 1938 3. Annie Bonstein [this is in question]
19. Edith Bonstein [Howard, etc] born 1896 d. 1966 Williams Twp, PA, is buried St John's Lutheran Church, Williams Twp, PA.She had one child: Edna Bonstein b. 1911 d. 2000 Williams Twp, PA, she is buried at St John's also.
20. Bessy Margaret Horning [Anna Margaret Bonstein, John Jacob Simon Bonstein, Jacob F Bunstein, Jacob, Johannes Jacob Bonstein, Laurentius, Johann Paulus Bonnstein, Christian, Henning] was born 20 Dec 1890 PA married Harold Wesley Richards.
1. Mildred Roberta Richards
2. Elizabeth Marion Richards b. 22 Dec 1922 married Edmunf Forrest O'Leary b. 9 Sept 1923 d. 8 Nov 1988.
21. Donald Weiss Bonstein [Frank Reeder, Samuel Van Zealan, Jacob F Bunstein, Jacob, Johannes Jacob Bonstein, Laurentius, Johann Paulus Bonnstein, Christian, Henning] was born 23 June 1900 Easton, PA d. July 1968 in 17055 Enola, Cumberland, PA married Cora R., she was b. 1897 PA
Donald's S.S.NO: 3 Dec 1936, age 36, is 196-07-4669,
His child is Deloras Bonstein b. 1927 Wilson Borough, Northampton co, PA.
22. Henry L. Bonstein [Henry Lachenour, Samuel Van Zealan, Jacob F Bunstein, Jacob, Johannes Jacob Bonstein, Laurentius, Johann Paulus Bonnstein, Christian, Henning] was b. 29 Mar 1913 Easton, PA d. Sept 1985 in 18103 Allentown, Lehigh, PA he married Anna Ricker. [He worked for Jimmy Applegate] S.S. No: 5 mar 1937, age 23, 188-07-6225 PA
1. Gail Bonstein
2. Barbara Bonstein
23. Kathryn C. Bonstein [Henry Lachenour, same as above] was b. abt 1915 Easton,PA married Frank R. Kern.
Notes: 14 Sept 1971 Mr. Robert J. Bonstein [deceased] Alpha Portland Cement Co. Easton, Pa. 18042 Dear Mr. Bonstein: I know is has been along time since you called me and asked about the Bonstein genealogy. I apologize for the delay. I am enclosing a copy of the genealogy that my father had written up together with a chart that I made up from those facts. Perhaps you can enlarge on your part of the family and, of course, make any corrections that you know of. My father was Henry L. Bonstein, son of Samuel Van Selan Bonstein. Dad worked for the Lehigh Valley Railroad all of his life and retired as mechanical engineer for the valley. He died in 1963. You may know Lucille Smith who works in Bixler's--her mother was a cousin to my dad and I have marked her name with a star. I know that when I was a child we used to go to riegelsville on the trolley to visit Quintus Sandt. Also Howard  used to live over Mammy Morgan's Hill and we used to visit there. Some years before dad died, he and I went to Hecktown Cemetery and found the first Jacob's grave in the first row in back of the church there. It was hard to find any others, although I am sure alot were buried there, but in those days they didn't have plots and the graves were scattered all around the cemetery, and a great deal of them were written in German. This family tree really fascinates me, but I do not have the time to go looking things up, what with working and keeping house and children and grandchildren. Perhaps you can add some things to it and send me a copy. I would be most appreciative. Sincerley, [deceased] Kathryn Kern [signed by her hand] Mrs. Frank Kern 307 Monroe Street
Children: 1. Linda Kern
2. Karyn Kern
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