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OBITUARY OF SARAH BETSINGER, mother of John, Edward, and Abrahm.
From Rome, (NY) Citizen, June, 1884.
"BETSINGER- Last Saturday night (June 28, 1884), Mrs. Betsinger, widow of the late Jacob Betsinger, of Steuben, New York, while visiting her son Edward's in Ava, started to go upstairs into the chamber, and by mistake stepped throught the cellar door instead. She fell to the bottom of the stairs, striking a stone with her head and fracturing her skull badly. A physician was sent for, but she died before he got throught dressing the wound. She was about 70 years old. Funeral was held at North Steuben, Rev. Merrifield, of North Western charge, officiated. Mrs. Betsinger was well liked and leaves many friends and relatives to mourn her loss."

Obituary for John BETSINGER, Abraham's brother.
from Rome NY paper, 1907.
"John Betsinger, one of the best-known and most highly-esteemed residents of Delta, died at his home there Sunday night. He was born March 19, 1834, in the town of Steuben, (NY) being one of five children of Jacob Betsinger and Sarah Mower Betsinger, of whom Abraham Betsinger, of Waverly, IA is the only survivor. The parents were Mohawk Dutch and came to this section from Herkimer County. With the exception of twelve years, the deceased had passed all of his life in Delta. he built and owned the cheese factory at Whitesboro, known as the William Evans factory. On November 18, 1858, Mr. Betsinger married Jane Vandewalker. He was a member of the Methodist Church of Delta. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Charles Millington, who kept house for her father, and the brother mentioned. (Died 1907) Buried Carmichael Hill Cemetery, Rome, NY."

Obituary of Abraham Betsinger
From Waverly, IA Demorcrat.
"On Thursday, June 28, 1917, Abraham Betsinger died at the home of his son, George Betsinger, living northeast of Waverly. His death occurred on his 80th birthday, and being due to the imfirmities that accompany old age.
The deceased was born in Steuben, NY., June 28, 1837, and when a boy, he moved with his parents to Illinois, where he resided several years, going later to Manchester, Iowa. A few years later, he came to Bremer County, settling on a farm near Waverly, and there he resided until about 15 years ago, when he came to Waverly. He gave up farming on account of poor health, but he kept busy with other work, up to a few years ago when he went to live with his son.
Mr. Betsinger was an industrious man and well thought of by all who knew him. On June 13, 1880, Abram Betsinger and Miss Mary Jane Bowman were united in marriage in Illinois and their entire married life was spent in this vicinity. He is survived by his wife and six children, Melvin and George Betsinger of Waverly; Mrs. Ida Cullinane of Waterloo; Mrs. Cora Winkelpleck, Mrs. Emma Shepard, and Mrs. Will Starr of Waverly. The funeral was held from the Winklepleck farm on Saturday afternoon. Rev A. R. Rice officiating and burial in Harlington Cemetery."


Obiturary for Mary Bowman Betsinger, Abrahm's wife.
Waverly Democrat, August, 1935. "Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Betsinger, 87 years, were held Saturday afternoon at the Geo. J. Kaiser funeral home, with Rev. V.C. Oltrogge of the Waverly Baptist Church in charge. Burial was in Harlington Cemetery.
Mrs. Betsinger died Thursday at the home of her son, George Betsinger, north of Waverly.
She was born in Cherry Valley, Illinois, March 1, 1848. Surviving are the son and four daughters; George Betsinger, Mrs. Ida Cullinaane, Waverly; Mrs. Ella Starr, Cedar Rapids; Mrs. Emma Shepard, Waterloo; and Mrs. Cora Winkelpleck, Rockford, Illinois."

Obiturary for Melvin Betsinger, son of Abrahm and Mary.
Waverly, IA paper, Oct. 1922 "Melvin Bettsinger, a resident of Waverly for the past fifteen years, died at his home in the northwest part of the city Sunday, following a stroke of paralysis.
Melvin Leroy Bettsinger was born in Ogle county, Illinois, Nov. 30, 1860, and died October 15, 1922, having reached the age of 62 years, 10 months, and 15 days. When 3 years of age his parents moved to Manchester, Iowa, where he lived until he was 17 years of age. From there the family came to Waverly and this has been his home since then or in the vicinity. He has been married twice, the first time to Ida Graham, thirty-five years ago. He was joined in marriage the second time to Ester Seward at Allison, Iowa fifteen years ago.
He is survived by his wife and two children by his first wife, Harry Bettsinger of New Hartford, and Mrs. Cassie Cole of Fairibault, Minn, and also by his mother, Mrs. Mary Bettsinger of Waverly, four sisters, Mrs. Ida Cullianane of Waverly, Mrs. Cora Winklepleck of Marshalltown, Mrs. Emma Shepard and Mrs. Louella Starr of Waverly, and one brother, George Bettsinger, of Waverly. There are seven grandchildren. The funeral services were held on Wed. afternoon at the chapel of the Waverly Furniture Company, and conducted by the Rev. John D. Clinton, of the First Methodist Church."

Obiturary for Edward Betsinger, brother to John and Abraham. Boonville Herald (NY) 6 Nov 1894
"Edward Betsinger, from the Town of Russia died 31 October, 1894. He leaves a wife, Marthy Blasier; brother John H. of Western, and a sister, Mrs. A.H. Smith of Rome. Also 14 children: Mrs. Wm H. and Mrs. George Drexe, Steuben, Mrs. Erastus Teachout, North Western; Mrs. John Waltie, Redwood; Mrs. Victor Lockwood, Forestport; Mrs. Peter Wilds, Russia; Misses Elnora and Martha, Russia; Abram, Big Brook; Oscar, Poolville, Madison Co; Jacob, Isaac, Edward, John of Russia. He was buried at Carmichael Hill Cemetery."

Obiturary for Oscar Betsinger, son of Edward.
Oscar Betsinger died Aug 17, 1917, age 52. He was of Western, son of Edw and Martha Betsinger. He married Cora Palmer. His brothers and sisters include Abraham and Isaac Betsinger, Mrs. George Drexel, and Mrs. Vector Lockwood of Steuben, Mrs. Peter Wiles and Mrs. Wm Thomas of Shettville; Mrs Lucy Watts of Clayton, Mrs Geo hosse and John Betsinger of Utica, Mrs Wm Drexel, Mrs. Chas Jones, Edward and Jacob Betsinger of Rome.


La Crosse Tribune, La Crosse, Wis. April 23, 1909, page 1.

"George Betsinger, aged 39, expired at the St. Francis hospital at 6 o’clock this morning after a short illness. He leaves to mourn his loss, a mother, three brothers, Edward, Frank and Warren; and a sister, Clara; all of this city.

The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon from the establishment of Tetley & Elbertson, 320 South Fourth St, at 2 o’clock. Interment will be made in Oak Grove cemetery.”



From La Crosse Tribune, La Crosse, Wis. January 16, 1950, page 11



“Frank A. Betsinger, 64, of 504 Prospect Street, died suddenly Monday morning at the La Crosse Trailer Corp. He was born in New Albin, IA July 29, 1885.

He is survived by his wife, Etta; one daughter, Elizabeth Bulger of New York City; four sons, William in the armed services, Paul and Richard of La Crosse; and Tom of Onalaska; and 10 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 pm at the north side chapel of the Sletten-McKee Co. The Rev. George R. Bell will officiate and burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery.”



From Cananastota Public Library, New York newspaper collection:

January 20, 1939 JAMES BETSINGER, 84, DIED YESTERDAY
Word was received here Thursday of the death of James Betsinger, 84, veteran employee of the Patten & Stafford rake factory here, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ethel Whitcomb in Huoualsville, where he had been for the past four months.
Mr. Betsinger died about 6 A.M. Thursday morning after a brief illness. He was one of the original employees of the old Patten and Stafford company, coming to this village with the firm when it moved to Canastota from Clockville. He bought a home on Pleasant St., Canastota and lived here for most of his life.
He was born July 9, 1854, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Betsinger, who were pioneer settlers of Clockville and he spent his early life in the neighboring hamlet. Following the rake factory fire, he was employed by the Watson Wagon Co., and the Sherwood Mfg. company. His wife the former Elnora Alexander died in March, 1930.
He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. LaVerne Smith of Ilion, Mrs. A. W. Currier of Saranac Lake, Mrs. Wallace Sykes of Bloomingdale, N. Y., and Mrs. Whitcomb at whose home he died; also a sister, Mrs. David Miller of Hannibal and a brother Hiram Betsinger of Clockville, 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. The funeral will be conducted from the M. E. Newberry and Son funeral home in South Peterboro St., Sunday at 2 o’clock with Rev. R. Farr Brown. Burial will be made in the Betsinger family plot in Clockville cemetery.

MARCH 1, 1919
The death of Louis O. Betsinger, a former resident of Clockville, occurred Sunday at the home of his daughter at Hannibal, N. Y. The funeral was held Wednesday, at the home of his brother, James Betsinger at Canastota, and burial was made in Clockville cemetery. Deceased survived by a widow and four daughters, Mrs. Chas. Stockwell and Miss Martha Betsinger of Oneida; Mrs. Eva Cook of Cortland, Mrs. Frazer Ecker of Hannibal and one son, Elias Betsinger of Oneida.
OCTOBER 7, 1997

WALTER BETSINGER, 77
Funeral services for Walter D. Betsinger, 77, of 504 Fairview Ave., Oneida, who died Thursday, October 1, 1992, in Community Memorial Hospital, Hamilton were held at 1 p.m. Sunday. Burial was in Oneida Castle Cemetery.
Mr. Betsinger lived in Clockville before moving to Oneida and with his brother, Richard, were owners and operators of a dairy farm. He retired in 1975.

MAY 8, 1952
DIES IN SYRACUSE
Mrs. Mary E. (Sollitt) Bettsinger, 76, died Monday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Arthur Lagautt in Syracuse. The remains were brought here to the home of another daughter, Mrs. Edward Winn.
Mrs. Bettsinger is survived by the two daughters, and one son, William Graves of Syracuse.
Internment was in the Mt. Pleasant cemetery.

BETSINGER, NORMAN W. "KELLY", 85, of Winter Park, FL, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2003. Loved his wife, Nora G. Betsinger, deceased January 2003, of 61 years of marriage. Survived by, Bonnie B. Lewis, Larry N., Randy A., Tommy Dorsey, and 5 grandsons. He was a support of love and life. He loved dogs and loved his wife more than anything. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was an "ACE" mechanic in WWII. He retired in 1956 from McCoy Air Force Base in Orlando and was a reserve till 1970. Funeral Services will be conducted on Wednesday at 11:30AM at Newcomer Family Funeral Home, Winter Park Chapel. Family will receive friends Tuesday on from 6PM-7:30PM also at the funeral home. Interment will take place at the Florida National Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Guardian Angels for Dogs. 407-568-8168. Published in the Orlando Sentinel on 6/24/2003.

From Clinton, IA paper
MRS. EDWARD W. BETSINGER

Mrs. Edward W. (Cornelia Mae) Betsinger, 89, formerly of 820 Lincoln Blvd., died Tuesday in the Calamus nursing home.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 pm. Friday in the Snell-Smith funeral home, where visitation begins at 2 pm. Thursday. Rev. Frank Patterson, pastor of First Baptist Church, will officiate.

Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Carl Burg, Maynard Benson, Elmer Hansen, and John, Carl and Edward Luckritz.

Mrs. Betsinger was born Jan. 4, 1878, in Clinton, the daughter of Marquis. D. and Cornelia Phillips Lillie. She was married to Edward Betsinger, Oct. 21, 1903, in Clinton. A life resident of Clinton, she was a member of First Baptist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Vernon (Cornelia) Luckritz of Clinton and Mrs. Alfred (Lilli) Bell of Tacoma, Wash; one son, Robert of Clinton, five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1940, her parents, two brothers, and one sister.


From Clinton paper, Aug 12, 1910.
E. E. BETSINGER CALLED BY DEATH

Death called another aged resident of Clinton yesterday noon when at 11:15 yesterday morning, E. E. Betsinger died at Agatha hospital.

The deceased man was an old resident of Clinton, coming here from Marshalltown in 1883. He was well-known in Clinton, and had a large number of friends. For the past several years he had been retired, having previously followed the occupation of farming. Funeral services will be held at 3 o’clock, tomorrow afternoon at the late residence, Bluff road and College Avenue, followed by internment in Springdale Cemetery.

Ebenezer Betsinger was born in New York state, near Oneida, on May 3, 1845. He was educated in the public schools and followed the vocation of farming from the days of his youth. In October, 1864, he enlisted in the First New York Mounted Rifle Co. D,. and served to the close of the war. He received an injury to his right hip during his service, from which he never recovered.

In February, 1871, Mr. Betsinger was married at Oneida Lake, New York to Miss Emma D. Holmes. In 1878, he came west to Marshalltown, IA, and in 1883, he removed to Clinton where he made his home ever since. He leaves a wife and three sons, Wayland and Earl of this city, and Harry of California to mourn him.



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