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Paul R.




Paul R. Aagaard, 69, retired plumber was dead on arrival last night at Easton Hospital after being stricken at his home. An Employee of Edwin Stipe Inc. for 43 years, he retired 2 years ago. Born in Easton on Sept. 21, 1907, he was a son of the late Louis and Hertha Jespersen Aagaard. He was a member of St. Mark's United Church of Christ, Easton, and its Men's Fellowship, and the Wilson Republican Club.

Surviving are his widow, the former Dorothy M. Kist; a daughter, Mrs. Stanley A. Berk, of Lancaster; a sister, Mrs. Robert E. Mentzer, of Weirton, WV; a brother, Lester E., of Phillipsburg; and 3 grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Clements Funeral Home, Easton .

Interment will be in Easton Cemetery.

The Express, page 26



Easton Heights Cemetery, Easton, PA


Samuel Henry




He died Saturday Evening at 6:10 PM at # 349 Goepp St..61 years, 3 months, 18 days. He had been ailing for years and bedfast for 10 days, death coming from a complication of diseases. Born in Lower Saucon Township 10/8/1840 and a member of the Reformed Church. In 1880 married Anna Rose, daughter of Charles Rose of Allentown. For 5 years he lived in Allentown and then Bethlehem when he became a member of the Moravian Church. He leaves his wife and son Clyde and daughter Emma Susan at home.

Services are held at the Old Moravian Chapel and internment at Nisky Hill Cemetery.

Bethlehem Globe Times


Bethlehem, PA

Nisky Hill Cemetery, Bethlehem, PA






Services for Mrs. Ida Musselman, 83, Orrstown, Pa., were held this afternoon at the Ashton Funeral Home, Easton. Mrs. Musselman, the widow of Daniel Musselman, died Thursday in Stetson Hospital, Philadelphia. The Rev. George W. Eppehimer, pastor of the Calvary Memorial Methodist Church, officiated. Interment was in Easton Heights Cemetery. Grandsons served as Pallbearers.


Mrs. Ida Musselman, 83, died last night in Stetson Hospital, Philadelphia, where she had been a patient since Wednesday. She was the widow of Daniel Musselman. Mrs. Musselman resided with her son, Floyd Musselman, in Orrstown, Pa. She had been visiting a daughter, Mrs. John Youpa, in Philadelphia when she was taken ill. Mrs. Musselman was the mother of Frank A. and Herbert Musselman, both of Easton. She was born in Moore Township, on Sept. 7, 1873, a daughter of the late Rudolph and Susanna Abel. She was of the Methodist faith. In addition to her son and daughter, she is survived by two other sons, Paul, Butztown, Pa., and Daniel, Philadelphia, and several grandchildren.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Ashton Funeral Home, Easton.


In loving memory of Ida Musselman, who passed away April 4,1957. The depths of sorrow we cannot tell, Of the loss of one we loved so well, And while she sleeps a peaceful sleep, Her memory we shall always keep. Daughter, Son-in-law and Granddaughter




Easton Heights Cemetery, Easton, PA


Rose Alice




Mrs. Amandes Hess, nee Rosie A. Abel, died at 3:30 o'clock yesterday morning at her home in Weaversville, aged 57 years, 3 months and 5 days. There survive her husband, one son, Clarence, Kreidersville, and two stepdaughters, Mary, Allentown and Gertrude Schaffer, Weaversville. Two grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters also survive; Mrs. Emma Smith, Nazareth; Mrs. Ida Musselman, Easton; John Abel, Nazareth; Asher Abel, Elkhart Ind. Mrs. Hess was a daughter of Rudolph and Susanna, Nee Schaffer, Abel.

The funeral will be held on Friday afternoon with short services at the home of her stepdaughter, Gertrude Schaffer, Weaversville, at 1:30 o'clock and continued service in Zion Stone church.

Interment will be made in the Zion Stone church cemetery.

Morning Call


Allentown, PA

Zion Stone Church Cemetery, West Penn Township, Schuylkill, PA


Enos D.





Enos D. Achenbach, Formerly of Plainfield Tsp., Killed at Allentown

Buried beneath twenty tons of pea coal which he was unloading from a car in the yard of the Allentown Supply Company, 123 Hamilton street, that city, Enos D. Achenbach, 247 North Ninth street, Allentown, senior member of the firm, died from suffocation and other injuries suffered when struck down by the avalanche of coal at 10:30 o'clock yesterday morning. He was 41 years of age.

Mr. Achenbach shortly after the car had been "spotted" on the company's siding, prepared to have it unloaded. Accompanied by George Snyder, for years an employee in the yard, he mounted the storage bin, crawled beneath the car to open the trap which would release the coal from the carrier. The heavy iron trap-door dropped and knocked Mr. Achenbach from his perch. Fully twenty tons piled upon the unfortunate man before the bin was filled to a point where further release of coal from the car was impossible. In the meantime, Mr. Snyder ran into the company's office for help. Except the stenographer, a young woman, there was no one in the office. He ran to the warehouse of Reichenbach & Son, and there secured the aid of Arthur D. Reichenbach and Truman Fogel. Mr. Fogel ran to the bin and Mr. Reichenbach apprised city hall of the accident and ran across the street to Swift & Company's plant, where several men were secured to aid in digging out Mr. Achenbach. News of Mr. Achenbach's tragic death came as a great shock to his many friends and business associates. His widow, Laura, and his only daughter, Helen A., are prostrated .

Besides his immediate family, Mr. Achenbach is survived by these brothers and sisters: Louis, Plainfield township; Edward Bangor; Mrs. Lucinda Gaum, East Bangor; and Mrs. Minnie Hahn, Bangor. Scenes at the Achenbach home were exceedingly pathetic. Mr. Achenbach's success in business had led to the purchase of a beautiful home which the family was to occupy this week. All of the furniture in the North Ninth street apartment was packed ready for transfer and the news of his death came at a time when mother and daughter were planning great things for their new home. Brief funeral services will be held at his late home at 12:15 o'clock with regular services in Plainfield Reformed church at 2:30 p.m. .

Interment will follow in the cemetery adjoining the church.

For ten minutes a group of eight men, including Snyder, Reichenbach and Fogel, worked feverishly. Ton after ton of coal was turned out of the pit and four feet down Mr. Achenbach's body was found. Mr. Fogel and Mr. Snyder drew him out of the coal just as he was breathing his last. In the meantime quite a crowd had been attracted to the scene and the almost lifeless form was placed in an automobile and rushed to the Allentown hospital. Mr. Achenbach, however, had passed away when the machine arrived at the hospital. Mr. Achenbach, though only in Allentown for three years, made many friends. He was born in Plainfield township the son of David and Sabina Ruth Achenbach and was in his forty-second year. For years he served in clerical capacities with firms around Bangor. When he came to Allentown he purchased the coal and ice business of E. J. Lumley and entered a partnership with Charles Gerlacher, trading as the Allentown Supply Co. From the outset the two were successful, gradually adding to their lines until today the firm handled complete stocks of poultry accessories and feed.

Easton Express pg.5


Easton PA.

Plainfield Cemetery, Plainfield Twp., PA






Dr. Harley Ackerman Dies at Erie, Pa

Dr. Harley Ackerman, 56, a former resident of Northampton County, died on Sunday at his home at Erie, Pa. He had been in poor health for the past 10 years & suffered from several ailments. Dr. Ackerman was born in Forks Township, a son of the late Josiah & Amanda Arner Ackerman. He was a graduate from the East Stroudsburg State Teachers' College & then entered Medico-Chirurgical College, Philadelphia, from which he was graduated in 1900. He then located at Erie & had practiced his profession as a dentist there ever since. He frequently visited relatives in Easton & vicinity and was here last summer. Deceased is survived by his widow who was formerly Miss Mary Ann Frace, daughter of Mrs. Sarah Alice & the late Charles Frace, of 407 High Street, this city, & by 2 half-brothers, Charles Ackerman, of Phoenix, Arizona; & Dr. John Ackerman, of Erie; & by a half-sister, Mrs. Catherine Koehler, of Erie. He also leaves several nieces & nephews residing in this vicinity. Dr. Ackerman was a member of the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, Erie & was a 32nd degree Mason. The body will be brought to this city & funeral services will be held at Forks Church, Wednesday at 2 pm, in charge of Rev. Floyd R. Shafer.

Interment will be made in the adjoining cemetery.

Easton Express, page 1


Easton, PA

Forks Cemetery, Forks Twp., Northampton Co., Pa

Funeral of Dr. Ackerman The funeral of the late Dr. Harley Ackerman, a prominent dentist at Erie, Pa., and native of Forks Township, was held at 2 o'clock this afternoon at Forks Church. The Rev. Floyd R. Shafer, Reformed pastor conducted the services and interment was made in the cemetery adjoining the church. The pallbearers were: Allen Aicher, Fred Norton, Charles Werkheiser, Clayton Werkheiser, & Stewart F. Werkheiser, of his city, & Dr. John Koehler, of Erie, Pa.

Dr. Ackerman was a son of the late Josiah and Amanda (Arner) Ackerman, & had been located in Erie since 1900

Easton Express, page 27



Margaret Rebecca "Peggy"




A brief obituary of Margaret "Rebecca" Shook appeared in the 3 April 1897 edition of the "Easton Daily Free Press" and "Easton Express" newspapers of Easton, PA. She had lived with her daughter, Mrs. Sarah Godshalk, and died at the age of 89 .

(Extracts of newspaper marriages and deaths, 1885-1902, Vol. XVII, pg. 64, Marx Room, Easton Public Library, Easton, PA)

Easton Express



United Methodist Cemetery, Ackermanville, PA


Lee W. M.




Lee W. M. Adam; 76; 325 N. 6th St., Emmaus; died Friday, Allentown & Sacred Heart Hospital Center; husband of Mamie (Fink) Adam; custodian, Macungie branch, First National Bank of Allentown, 8 years, retiring 2 years ago; pump room operator, Pennsylvania Power & Light, 24 years; managed Hess Lehigh Farm until 1940; born Kutztown; son of the late Solon E. & Jennie (Butz) Adam; member, Western Salisbury United Church of Christ, Allentown R. 2; church councilman, treasurer, 22 years. Survivors: widow; sons, Dallas, Emmaus; Ray, Emmaus; sister, Mrs. Eva Seip, Emmaus; step-sister, Margaret, wife of Norman Kreibel, Lansdale; Mrs. Eva Hockman, Allentown; Mrs. Mabel Ziegler, Topton; 2 grandchildren.

Horace W. Schantz Funeral Home, 3rd & Main streets, Emmaus.

Morning Call pg. 14


Allentown PA.

Western Salisbury Cemetery, Lehigh Co, PA


Lillie S.




Mrs. Lillie S. Long, 73, of 32 Pine St., Macungie, died Wednesday in Allentown Osteopathic Hospital. She was the wife of Lloyd F. Long. Born in Bowers, Berks County, she was a daughter of the late Solon and Jennie (Butz) Adam. She was a member of Salem Bible Church, Macungie R. 1. Surviving besides her husband are two sons, Russell at home and Carl of Allentown; two brothers, Lee and Harold, both of Emmaus; a sister, Eva Seip of Emmaus; three stepsisters, Margaret, wife of Norman Kriebel of Lansdale, Mrs. Mabel Ziegler of Topton and Mrs. Eva Hockman of Allentown, and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Horace W. Schantz Funeral Home, 3rd and Main streets, Emmaus. Calling hours will be from 9:30 a.m. Saturday until the time of services.

Morning Call pg.55


Allentown PA.

Northwood Cemetery, Emmaus


Solon E.




Solon E. Adam; 78; Longswamp, Mertztown R.D., Berks County; died Sunday night at home; husband of Lula (Knappenberger) Adam; hit by car Nov. 17 as he crossed Longswamp-Mertztown road in front of home to go to mailbox; son of the late Michael & Leah (Berk) Adam; former resident of Emmaus; moved to Longswamp 2 years ago; in early years, worked as stone mason, Wenz Company, Allentown; later became a farmer, worked several farms in Lehigh County, retiring 26 years ago; member, Western Salisbury Evangelical & Reformed Church & Sunday School; member, Mystic Star Lodge 73, Emmaus; member, Encampment 15, IOOF, Emmaus; member, Allentown Moose; member, Knights of the Golden Eagle, Kutztown. Survivors: wife; sons, Lee W. M., Emmaus; Harold B., Emmaus; daughters, Lillie, wife of Lloyd Long, Macungie R. 1; Mrs. Eva V. Seip, Macungie R. 1; 17 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 3 stepchildren, Margaret, wife of Norman Kreibel, Lansdale R. 2; Mabel, wife of Paul Ziegler, Topton; Mrs. Eva Hockman, Center Valley; sister, Mrs. Alice Leopold, Allentown; preceded in death by 2 wives, Jennie (Butz), Bertha (Fink), son, Willis B., sister, Louise Sensendeffer, brothers, Frank, Howard. Horace W.

Schantz Funeral Home, 3rd & Main Sts., Emmaus.

Morning Call pg.7


Allentown PA.

Northwood cemetery, Emmaus, PA


Richard R.




Richard R. Adams; 57; Alburtis; died Thursday, Jan. 3, hospice unit, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown; husband of Sandra L. (Miller) Adams; married 32 years this month; fork lift operator, Caloric Corp., Topton, 27 years; born Topton; son of Albertia M. (Keller) Adams, Topton, & the late Raymond M. Adams Sr.; Lutheran; early '60s, originator, musical group Richie and the Rebels; member, Macungie Veterans of Foreign Wars, Macungie Fire Company, The Mercantile Club, Emmaus, Pikeville Rod and Gun Club. Survivors: wife; mother; son, Scott R., El Paso, Texas; stepson Jeffrey R. Schott, Heidelberg, Germany; stepdaughter, Michele A. Reinert, Bally; brothers, Ronald W., Fogelsville; Raymond M. Jr., Mertztown; sister, Shirley A. Stoudt, Greentown, Pike County; 4 grandchildren.

Schmoyer Funeral Home, Breinigsville. Buried, Huffs Church Cemetery, Alburtis.

Morning Call pg. B-29


Allentown PA

Huffs Church Cemetery, Alburtis


Marie R.




Marie R. Wambold, 89, formerly of Telford, died Monday, Aug. 18, 2008 at Elm Terrace Gardens, Lansdale. She was the widow of the late Raymond B. Wambold. Born in Telford, she was the daughter of the late Elmer and Bertha (Bohme) Agar. She was employed in the cafeteria of the Franconia School for more than 20 years. Mrs. Wambold was a member of Grace Bible Church, Souderton where she volunteered with the nursery and Bible school, and was a member of the sewing circle and the Women's Missionary group. She was also a member of the Christian Business Women's Association of Souderton. In her free time, she enjoyed gardening and flowers. She is survived by two sons: Lamar Wambold, and his wife Anna of Souderton and Leonard Wambold, and his wife Janice of Harleysville; two daughters: C. LaRaine Alderfer, and her husband Arlen of Telford and Elaine Nice, and her husband Donald of Souderton; eight grandchildren; eight great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a great granddaughter, Elizabeth Joy Cassel and a brother, Richard Agar.

Interment will be Friday, Aug. 22 at 10 a.m. at the Tohickon Union Cemetery, East Rockhill Township.

Perkasie News-Herald



Tohickon Ch Cemetery, E. Rockhill Twp, Bucks Co






Mrs. Lorena A. Dankel; 79; 53 W. 2nd St., Alburtis; died Saturday at the home of her son-in-law & daughter, Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Kruse; widow of Irwin S. Dankel; born Maxatawny Township; daughter of the late William S. & Ellen (Becker) Ahn; husband died in 1917; member, Lutheran congregation, Longswamp Union Church, Sunday School, Ladies Aid Society; member, Phoebe Home Auxiliary.

Survivors: daughters, Ella, wife of Earl Hartman, Alburtis; Marie, wife of Arthur Kruse, with whom she lived; Eva, wife of Marcus Rabenold, Allentown; 8 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; sister Edna, wife of Robert Schmoyer, Alburtis; brother, Irwin Ahn, Alburtis.

Morning Call pg. 7


Allentown Pa.



William L.




William L. Ahn died at his home in Alburtis on Monday evening at 8.50 of complications after an illness of six weeks, aged 72 years. He was a farmer, and was born in Maxatawny township, a son of the late Solomon and Hettie, nee DeLong, Ahn. He was a member of the Lutheran church at Bowers. There survive his wife, Ellen, nee Becker, and the following children: Mrs. Lorenda Dankel and Edna, at home; Irwin, of Alburtis; seven grandchildren, and these brothers and sisters: John, of Circleville, O.; Jacob and Edwin, of Allentown; Mrs. Solomon Helbert, of Lyons, and Mrs. Lando Eck, of Topton.

The funeral will be held on Saturday morning at 9.30.

Morning Call pg. 16


Allentown PA.

Union Cemetery, Bowers, PA


Ellen B.




Mrs. Ellen Dillinger, widow of Captain John P. Dillinger, an ex-chief of the Allentown Fire Department, who resided at No 452 Walnut Street, died suddenly of apoplexy yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home of her brother, George Albright on Seventh Street between Hamilton and Linden Street. Three weeks ago she was taken sick with heart disease and remained at Mr. Albright's house. She was 58 years old. Surviving children are Lewis Dillinger, Mrs. Edward Gross, Mrs. Flora Greenawald, and Mrs. Frederick Horlacher of this city. Her husband died seven years ago. Deceased was a daughter of the late Phaon and Lucinda Albright and was born at Guthsville. She was a member of Salem's Reformed Church.

Morning Call


Allentown, PA



Eva M.




Mrs. Eva M. Brunell, 88, formerly of Bethlehem R.4, died Sunday in Valley Manor nursing home, Coopersburg. She was the widow of John H. Brunell Sr. She was a seamstress for the former Phoenix Clothes, Allentown, for 20 years before retiring in 1961. She also was a telephone operator for Bethlehem Steel Corp. during World War I. Born in Springtown, she was a daughter of the late Horace and Emma (Strock) Albright. She was a member of Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church, Center Valley R.3. Surviving are four sons, John H. Jr. of Dingmans Ferry, Pike County, and Robert A., William E. and Richard A., all of Coopersburg; two daughters, Helen C., wife of Roy W. Guethler of Wescosville, and Mrs. Dorothy A. Rothrock of Coopersburg; a sister, Mary A., wife of George Hoffman of Flemington, N.J.; 19 grandchildren and 23 great- grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter Doris.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the church.

Calling hours will be 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Heintzelman Funeral Home, 326 Main St., Hellertown.

Morning Call


Allentown, PA



Abraham S.





On the 28th of Dec. 1890, in Souderton, Montgomery Co., Pa., of pleurisy and dropsy, Abraham S. Alderfer, aged 55 years and 2 months. He was buried in the Franconia graveyard, on the 1st of Jan. 1890 in the presence of many mourners.

Text: Heb. 4:9.

Herald of Truth , Vol. XXVIII, No. 4



Franconia Mennonite Cemetery, Montgomery Co


Ada L.




Alderfer, Ada, daughter of Harvey L. and the late Lizzie (Loux) Alderfer, was born in Franconia Twp., Pa., Sept. 27, 1905; died at Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Mar. 30, 1967; aged 61 y. 6 m. 3 d. Surviving are one brother (Jacob L.) and one sister (Adella Mrs. Stanley Derstine). She was a member of the Franconia Church, where funeral services were held Apr. 3, with Leroy Godshall, Floyd Hackman, and Curtis Bergey officiating.

Gospel Herald - Volume LX, Number 16



Franconia Mennonite Cemetery


Alice Freed




Landis, Alice, daughter of Allen R. and Katie (Freed) Alderfer, was born in Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery Co., Pa., Feb. 24, 1901; died at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., of pulmonary edema, Mar. 6, 1970; aged 69 y. 10 d. On April 10, 1921, she was married to Howard M. Landis, who died Apr. 23, 1948. Surviving are 3 children (Linwood A., Kathryn-Mrs. Andrew Slabaugh, and Pauline-Mrs. Glenn Rutt), 12 grandchildren, and 3 sisters. She was a member of the Blooming Glen Church, where funeral services were held Mar. 10, with David F. Derstine, Jr., officiating.






Annie B.





Anna B. Metz, widow of the late George H. Metz, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Swartley at Franconia, Pa., after being ill some time. Age, 86 y. 7 m. 29 d. She is survived by 6 children, 22 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great-grandchildren. The children are Mrs. Henry R. Landis and Abram Metz, of Mainland; Mrs. Henry Godshall and Herman Metz, of Harleysville; Mrs. Swartley and Wilson Metz of Franconia. Two sisters also survive.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday from her late residence, with further services and interment at the Towamencin Mennonite church.

Gospel Herald



Towamencin Mennonite Cemetery






Alderfer, Howard K., son of Abraham and Amanda (Kratz) Alderfer, was born in Lower Salford Twp., Pa., July 13, 1897; died at Eastern Mennonite Home, Souderton, Pa., May 18, 1979; aged 81 y. He was married to Florence Keyser, who died in 1932. He was later married to Elsie Landes, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Kathryn-Mrs. Marvin Benner, Gladys-Mrs. Heinz Neter, and Esther-Mrs. Melvin A. Landis), 2 sons (Earl L. and Ernest W.), 21 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, one brother (Isaac K. Alderfer), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Esther Kulp and Mrs. Mary Ellen Stoudt). He was preceded in death by 2 sons (Laverne and James), one brother (Warren), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Bertha Moyer and Mrs. Susan Moyer). He was a member of the Souderton Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on May 22, in charge of Richard C. Detweiler and Marvin K. Landis; interment in Souderton Cemetery.

Gospel Herald



Souderton Mennonite Cemetery


Jacob Newton A.




ALDERFER, Jacob A., son of Rein A. and Susan (Alderfer) Alderfer, was born in Mainland, Pa., Dec. 3, 1905; died of cancer at his home in Harleysville, Pa., Jan. 8, 1979; aged 73 y. On Apr. 21, 1928, he was married to Edna Hunsberger, who survives. Also surviving are 5 sons (Stanley H., Earl H., Lester H., Alvin H., and J. Rein H.), 2 daughters (Gladys H. - Mrs. Harlan Moyer, and Darlene - Mrs. Jacob Clemmer), 21 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, his mother, 5 brothers (Ralph A., Allen A., Abram A., Sanford A., and Harold A.), and 2 sisters (Caroline A., and Naomi - Mrs. George Moyer).

He was a member of Salford Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 10, in charge of Willis Miller, John Ruth, and Loren Swartzendruber; interment in Salford Mennonite Cemetery.

Gospel Herald



Salford Mennonite Cemetery, Lower Salford Township, Montgomery County, PA


Naomi A.




Moyer-. Naomi Alderfer, 82, Sellersville, Pa. died March 29. Spouse: George S. Moyer. Parents: Rein and Susan Alderfer. Children: Cleon, Donald, Warren, Alan, Susan Frederick; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Funeral: April 1 at Blooming Glen (Pa). Mennonite Church.

Mennonite, pages 25-26, Vol. 6, No. 9.



Blooming Glen Mennonite Cemetery, Bucks County, PA


Reinhart A.




Alderfer, Rein A., son of Abram B. and Helena (Allebach) Alderfer, was born near Harleysville, Pa., Oct. 20, 1877; died at his birthplace April 21, 1962; aged 84 y. 6 m. 1 d. On March 15, 1902, he was married to Susan A. Alderfer, who survives. Also surviving are 6 sons (Jacob A., Ralph, Allen, Abram, Sanford, and Harold, all of near Harleysville, 2 daughters (Caroline, at home; and Naomi-Mrs. George S. Moyer, Blooming Glen, Pa. ), 35 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Lyman A. Kratz, Norristown, Pa.), and one brother (Allen A., Souderton, Pa.). He was ordained to the ministry by the late Noah Mack at the Salford Church, near Harleysville, on May 27, 1915, and served here for 45 years.

Funeral services were held at Salford, April 26, in charge of Henry L. Ruth, Willard Shisler, and Willis Miller.

Gospel Herald - Volume LV, Number 25 - page 575



Salford Mennonite Cemetery, Lower Salford Township, Montgomery County, PA


Susan A.




Alderfer.- Susan, daughter of Jacob and Caroline (Alderfer) Alderfer, was born in Upper Salford Twp., Pa., Jan. 5, 1884; died at Eastern Mennonite Home, Souderton, Pa., May 19, 1981; aged 97 y. On Mar. 15, 1902, she was married to Rein Alderfer, who died on Apr. 21, 1962. Surviving are 2 daughters (Caroline Alderfer and Naomi Moyer) and 5 sons (Ralph, Allen, Abram, Sanford, and Harold). She was preceded in death by one son (Jacob). She was a member of Salford Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on May 22 in charge of Willis Miller, Loren Swartzendruber, John Lapp, and Henry Ruth; interment in Salford Mennonite Church cemetery.

Gospel Herald - Volume 74, Number 26, pages 524, 526.



Salford Mennonite Cemetery, Lower Salford Township, Montgomery County, PA


Elsie F.




Kooker.-Elsie, wife of Abraham Kooker, of Silverdale, Pa., died Thursday evening Oct. 3; aged 27 y. 9 m. 12 d. She has been sick about a week with influenza, which developed into pneumonia. She was a daughter of John G. and Lucy Allebach. Five brothers and two sisters survive (Irwin, Norman, Paul, Joseph, Clayton, Stella and Blanche- the latter also passed away three days later). Sister Elsie will be greatly missed in home, in the church, and community. She also leaves a little baby boy three months old. May the Lord bless the bereaved husband. Short services were held at the house by Howard Stoudt and Wm. Landis.

Interment in Rockhill Mennonite Cemetery.

Gospel Herald



Rockhill Mennonite Cemetery


Irwin Freed




Allebach.- Irwin F., son of John and Lucy (Freed) Allebach, was born in Bucks Co., Pa., Aug. 3, 1893; died at Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Nov. 24, 1981; aged 88 y. He was married to Edna Myers, who died in 1953. Surviving are one daughter (Arlene-Mrs. Samuel M. Delp), 4 sons (Roy M., Clyde, Harold M., and Ralph E.), 21 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 3 brothers (Paul F., Joseph F., and Norman F.). He was preceded in death by one brother and 2 sisters. He was a member of Rockhill Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 28, in charge of Russell Detweiler, Roy Allebach, and Stephen Dintaman; interment in the Line Lexington Church Cemetery.

Gospel Herald



Line Lexington Mennonite Cemetery, Hilltown Township, Bucks County, PA


Joseph F.




Allebach.- Joseph F., 87, Perkasie, Pa. Born: Oct. 4, 1905, Hilltown, Pa ., to John and Lucy Freed Allebach. Died: Feb. 27, 1993, Sellersville, Pa ., of a stroke. Survivors-wife: Mamie Yothers Allebach; children: Mary Alderfer, Joseph, David, Merrill; brother: Paul; 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Darvin (son) and Ruth (daughter).

Funeral: March 2, Rockhill Mennonite Community, by Mike Derstein, Russell Detweiler, and Wellington Alderfer.

Burial: Rockhill Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Gospel Herald



Rockhill Mennonite Cemetery


Paul F.




Allebach, Paul F., 90, Souderton, Pa. Born: July 12, 1903, Hilltown, Pa., to John G. and Lucy Freed Allebach. Died: Oct. 10, 1993, Souderton, Pa., of a stroke. Survivors - wife: Elizabeth Souder Allebach; children: Marvin, Paul, Gerald, James, Ruth Sheeler, Esther King, Miriam Mack, Lois Leatherman, Elaine Derstine; 36 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren.

Funeral and burial: Oct. 14, Rockhill Mennonite Church, by Michael Derstine and Russell Detweiler.

Gospel Herald



Rockhill Mennonite Cemetery


Wilmer B.




Althouse, Wilmer B., 92, Doylestown, Pa. Born: Sept. 29, 1901, Bedminster Twp., Pa., to Edwin Crouthamel and Ellen Bergey Althouse. Died: Jan. 1 9, 1994, Souderton, Pa. Survivors-children: Vernon H., Wayne H., Hel en H. Rutt, Marie H. Stoltzfus; 15 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Martha Histand Althouse (wife).

Funeral: Jan. 23, Souderton Mennonite Home Chapel, by Duane Bishop. Burial: Doylestown Mennonite Cemetery.

Gospel Herald



Doylestown Mennonite Cemetery, Bucks Co


Alvin F.




Anders.- Alvin F., son of Jeremiah and Fannie (Fretz) Anders, was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Jan. 10, 1902; died at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Sarasota, Fla., Dec. 26, 1976; aged 74 y. He was married to Lydia Diller, who preceded him in death in 1961. Later he was married to Naomi Myers, who died in 1964. He later married Edna Groff Strohe, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Rubin D. and A. Dale Anders), 2 daughters (Margaret-Mrs. Jacob Freed, and Fannie-Mrs. Joseph Delp), 19 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 4 brothers (Arthur, Leroy, Clayton, and Norman), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Edna Knechel, Susie-Mrs. Vincent Moyer, and Margaret Stoneback).

He was a member of Souderton Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 31, in charge of B. Charles Hostetter, Russell B. Musselman, and Norman Kolb; interment in Souderton Mennonite Cemetery.

Gospel Herald



Souderton Mennonite Cemetery, Montgomery Co, PA


Jeremiah C.




Anders, Jeremiah C., son of John and Susan (Clemens) Anders, was born in Gwynedd Twp., Pa., in May, 1866; died at the Rockhill Mennonite Home, Sellersville, Pa., March 22, l963; he would have been 97 years old in May. He was married to Fannie Fretz, who preceded him in death. He was the oldest member of the Towamencin congregation. Surviving are 9 children (Arthur, Leroy, Edna-Mrs. Herbert Knechel, Clayton, Norman, Alvin, Wilson, Susie-Mrs. Vincent Moyer, and Margaret-Mrs. Raymond Stoneback), 42 grandchildren, 129 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren. One son preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held at the Towamencin Church, in charge of Ellis Mack and Harold Fly.

Gospel Herald



Towamencin Mennonite Cemetery, Montgomery Co


Calvin H.





Ill from the effects of a stroke suffered 10 days ago, died at 9:00 on Wednesday (June 30) at his home, Washington Street, Walnutport. He was 57 years, 8 months, 15 days. Mr. Andrews was born in Washington Township, Lehigh County, the son of Elias and Mary (nee Wieand) Andrews. For the past 25 years he was a foreman for the National School Slate Co. in town. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Slatington, and fraternally was affiliated with the P.O.S. of A. and Knights of Golden Eagle. Besides his wife Ida (nee Best) Andrews, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Sylvester Reinheimer, Walnutport, a son Wilbur at home, and a brother, Francis Andrews, Slatington.

Buried in Union Cemetery, Slatington, PA. Rev. C. C. Snyder officiated. July 8, 1937 Page 3, Laid to Rest Flowers: Brother, Francis and Family Mr. & Mrs. Owen Owens Paul Owens Mrs. Amandes Andrews Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Hausman Mrs. Mary Andrews Walter & Emma Walter Johnson.

Slatington News, Page 3



Union Cemetery, Slatington, Washington Township, PA


Lucy Edna Moyer




Detweiler.- L. Edna, daughter of John and Annie (Moyer) Anglemoyer, was born in Silverdale, Pa., Nov. 8, 1888; died at Souderton, Pa., Oct. 18, 1982; aged 93 y. On Oct. 20, 1917, she was married to Irvin H. Detweiler, who died on Apr. 14, 1970. Surviving are 2 daughters (Miriam Goshow and Dorothy A. Goshow), 6 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. She was a member of Blooming Glen Mennonite Church.

Funeral services were held at Eastern Mennonite Home, Souderton, Oct. 22, in charge of Mark M. Derstine; interment in Blooming Glen Mennonite Cemetery.

Gospel Herald



Blooming Glen Mennonite Cemetery, Hilltown Township, Bucks County, PA


Ernest M.




Ernest M. Angstadt Sr.; 78; 503 N. Main St., Topton; died Thursday, Lehigh Valley Hospital Center; husband of Melba L. (Moser) Angstadt; truck driver, Caloric Corp., Topton, many years, retiring 1976; born Rockland Township; son of the late Robert S. and Emma L. (Gressley) Angstadt; Army Air Force veteran, World War II. Survivors: wife; son, Ernest Jr., New York City; sister, Mrs. Eva Swaverly, Orefield. Schofer Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Topton.

Morning Call pg. B-8


Allentown PA.



Eva G.




Eva G. Swavely; 83; 1650 Woodlea Road, Orefield, formerly Mertztown R.2; died Thursday, Lehigh Valley Hospital Center; wife of the late Edgar Swavely & Russell Nester; trimmer, Marcus Manufacturing Co., Topton, 10 years, retiring 1960; 1953-1955, owned & operated Mertz's Luncheonette, Mertztown; 1950-1953, Eva's Lunch, Route 222 near Breinigsville; born Rockland Township; daughter of the late Robert & Emmaline (Gracely) Angstadt; member, Lutheran congregation, New Jerusalem Union Church, Fleetwood R.1.

Survivors: daughter, Virginia E., wife of Stanley F. Speck, with whom she lived; son, Theodore M. Jones, Mertztown; 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren. Ludwick Funeral Home, 25 E. Weis St., Topton.

Morning Call pg. B-26


Allentown, PA



Harold L.




Harold L. Angstadt; 51; Mertztown R. 2; died Sunday at home; born Rockland Township; son of the late Robert S. & Emmeline G. (Gressley) Angstadt; former employee, Berks County Association for the Blind, Reading; member, Hope Lutheran Church, Lyons. Survivors: sister, Mrs. Eva Nester, with whom he lived; brother Ernest, Topton. Schofer Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Topton.

 Morning Call pg. 10


Allentown PA.

New Jerusalem cemetery


Rachel H.




Mrs. Rachel H. Fenstermacher, 92, of 215 S. Haas St., Topton, widow of John W. Fenstermacher, died yesterday in her home. Born in Rockland Township, Berks County, she was a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Hassler) Angstadt. She was a member of the Lutheran wing of New Jerusalem Union Church, Fleetwood R. 1. Surviving are four daughters, Mabel, wife of George Kutz, with whom she resided, Mrs. Bertha Oswald and Mrs. Vera Oswald, both of Fleetwood R. 1, and Florence, wife of Oliver Stoudt of Topton; a foster son, Luther A. Weidner of Lyons; 13 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren, two foster grandchildren and a foster great-grandson.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the church.

Viewing will be 7-8:30 p.m. Friday in the Schofer Funeral Home, Topton.

Morning Call pg. 34


Allentown, PA



Woodrow W




Woodrow W. Angstadt; 60; Shamrock, Mertztown R. 2; died Monday at home; born Rockland Township; son of the late Robert S. & Emmaline G. (Gracely) Angstadt; member, Lutheran congregation, New Jerusalem Union Church, Rockland Township. Survivors: sister Eva, wife of Russel Nestor, with whom he lived; brothers, Ernest, Topton; Harold, at home. Schofer Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Topton.

Morning Call pg. 34


Allentown PA.

New Jerusalem cemetery






Mrs. Josephine (Anstett) Schnabel, widow of George W. Schnabel, died yesterday at the residence of her son-in-law & daughter, Mr. & Mrs. Harry A. Palm, 909 Linden Street, Bethlehem, aged 79 years, 3 months, & 5 days. Mrs. Schnabel was born in Bethlehem on 4th October, 1848, a daughter of Christian & Salome (Meyers) Anstett. Her brother, the late Cassius M. Anstett, was an Easton lawyer & served as district attorney from 1878 to 1881. She was a member of Salem Lutheran Church, Bethlehem, & also connected with various church societies. 2 daughters survive her: Rose, wife of Harry Palm of Bethlehem, & Mrs. Mary Ueberroth, widow of Harry M. Uberroth of 1431 Washington Street, Easton; & 1 son, Ellis Anstett Schnabel, head of the Department of Languages in the Northeast Boy's High School, Philadelphia; 6 grandchildren & 4 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held Friday afternoon from the home of Mr. & Mrs. Palm.

Interment will be made in the family plot in the Altonah Cemetery.

Easton Express, page 5


Easton, PA

Altonah Churchyard (now St. Thomas' UCC), Bethlehem, Pa


Elmira L.





Mrs. Elmira L. (Anthony) Zerfass, who had been ill four months, died at 11:45 p.m. Saturday at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mrs. and Mrs. Vernon Esterly, 1018 Allen St. Born in Aquishicola, Carbon county, she was the daughter of the late John and Hettie (Dorward) Anthony. She resided with her husband, James F. Zerfass, at Ironton, Allentown R. 1, up until the time of illness four months ago. Besides her husband, she is survived by four children, Ralph C., Mamie, wife of Vernon Esterly; Emma, wife of Calvin Siefried, and Laura, all of Allentown; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents, two daughters, two brothers, George and Benjamin Anthony.

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Nazareth, PA

Union Church cemetery, Neffs, PA


Jonathan Solomon




Jonathan S. Appel, a native of Greenwich township, Berks county, but for a number of years a resident of this city, where he lived retired at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Appel, 1428 Liberty street, died Wednesday night at 11.40 o'clock from the effects of strokes of apoplexy, aged 76 years. Mr. Appel was a son of the late Daniel and Hattie, nee Lennert, Appel. For a number of years he operated farms in and around his native place, then came to this city to live. Six years ago he and his wife took up their residence at the home of their son. He is survived by his widow, Mary, nee Heffner, and the following children, Harry, William, John and Mrs. Mamie Wenner, this city, and Mrs. Jacob Shankweiler, Kutztown. Twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive. Mr. Appel held a membership in St. Paul's Reformed church, Mertztown, and in the Knights of Pythias lodge of Lyons.

Morning Call pg.7


Allentown, PA,



Harriet N.




Harriet N. Oslin, 76 of Martins Creek, Pa., formerly of Pen Argyl and Bangor, died Sunday, January 11, 2004, in the home of her daughter, with whom she resided. Born: August 13, 1927 in Bangor, a daughter of the late Monford and Gertrude Martha Locke Apple. Personal: Her husband, the late Elwood L., died in 1990. She was a sewing machine operator for various blouse mills in the Slate Belt area until retiring in 1989. Memberships: She was a former member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Martins Creek. She was also a member of UNITE, the garment workers union, the Lower Mount Bethel Senior Citizens Group, and a former member of the Lower Mount Bethel Democratic Association Women's Auxiliary. Survivors: two sons, Terry Lee of Martins Creek, and David Neal of Easton; two daughters, Alada Vernon of Kunkletown, Pa., and Kathleen, with whom she resided; two sisters, Mildred Lang of Bangor and Nama Wambold of Easton; seven grandchildren; and two great grandchildren. Two sons, Martin Elwood and Brandt Douglas, and a sister, Ruth Hunt, all died earlier.

Services: 11 a.m. Thursday in the James B. Gaffney Funeral Home, 200 South Robinson Avenue, Pen Argyl.

Call 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Burial will be in East Bangor Cemetery, East Bangor. Memorials: May be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Martins Creek, PA 18063.

Easton Express


Easton, PA



Mamie E.




Mrs. Mamie E. A. Butz; 74; 722 N. New St., Allentown; died yesterday, Sacred Heart Hospital; born Mertztown; daughter of the late Jonathan & Mary (Heffner) Apple; lived in Allentown 64 years; predeceased by her first husband, Thomas Wenner, 1916; second husband, Wilson H. Butz, died about 11 years ago. Survivors: sons, Kenneth L. Wenner, Allentown; Robert T. Wenner, Allentown; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Trexler Funeral Home, 1625 Highland St., Allentown.

Morning Call pg. 10


Allentown Pa.

Greenwood Cemetery, Allentown, PA


Anna Eliza




Mrs. Ann Elizabeth (Arner) Young, widow of Owen A. Young, died yesterday afternoon at her home, 1157 Wood Avenue, of a complication of ailments. She had been in failing health for 5 years & since August, 1921, had been confined to her bed. She was 68 years of age.

Mrs. Young was born in Bethlehem Township & was a daughter of the late Nicholas & Elizabeth (Eckert) Arner. Her husband died 10 years ago. Deceased is survived by 7 sons & 5 daughters: Fred L. Young, of Nazareth; Lyman A. Young, of Stockertown; Stewart F. Young, of Forks Township; Harry W. Young, of Tatamy; Frank Young, of Palmer Township; Asher Young, of Wilkes-Barre; & Robert O. Young, at home; Mrs. D.W. Hinkel and Mrs. Millard Schwab, both of Easton; Mrs. Thomas C. Kessler & Mrs. Jacob Butler, both of Palmer Township; & Miss Mabel C. Young, at home. She also leaves 2 sisters, Mrs. Amanda Ackerman, of Erie, & Mrs. L. F. Ernst, of Tiffin, Ohio, & 1 brother, Charles Arner, of Stockertown. 39 grandchildren & 7 great-grandchildren also survive. Mrs. Young was a member of the Reformed Congregation at Arndt's Church.

Funeral of Mrs. Ann Young The funeral of the late Ann Eliza (Warner) Young, widow of Owen A. Young, was held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from her home, 1157 Wood Avenue. Rev. H.J. Ehret, of Bethlehem, conducted the services & was assisted by Rev. Allan S. Meck, pastor of St. Mark's Reformed Church. Further services were held at Arndt's Church, Bushkill Park at 2:30 & interment was made in the adjoining cemetery. Sons of the deceased acted as pallbearers.

Easton Express Easton, Pa Thursday, 7th December, 1922 page 5


In Easton, Pa., Monday 4th December, 1922. Anna Eliza Young, widow of Owen A. Young, aged 85 years. A brief service, to which the relatives & friends are respectfully invited at the family residence, No. 1157 Wood Street tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon at 2 o'clock, with further services at Arndt's Reformed Church at 2:30 o'clock. Interment adjoining cemetery.

Easton Express, page 9


Easton, PA

Arndt's Church Cemetery, Forks Township, Easton, PA






Calvin Arner, one of Easton's well-known residents, died of a complication of ailments at his home, 30 South 12th Street, at 12:30 this morning, aged about 63 years. He had been in failing health during the past year, but had only been confined to his home only a month. The deceased was at one time engaged in the dry goods business at 5th & Northampton Streets as a member of the firm of Arner & Geehr. Subsequently he engaged in business alone. During the past 16 years he was a traveling salesman. He is survived by his wife and by 1 son and 1 daughter, Harvey Arner & Miss Alice Arner, both of this city; also by 3 sisters, Mrs. Jacob Raub & Mrs. Theodore Frace, both of Easton, Pennsylvania, and Mrs. Milton Bauman, of Forks Township

Easton Daily Express, page 5


Easton, PA

Easton Heights Cemetery, Easton, PA






ARNER, Charles, Carbon County's most prominent hotel man, is a native of Northampton County. His grandfather, Nicholas Arner, who emigrated to this country from Germany, settled in Northampton County. He followed the occupation of a stone mason. His father, who also bore the name of Nicholas, was a farmer in Bethlehem Township, & late Forks Township. The maiden name of Mr. Arner's mother was Elizabeth Eckert, who was a native of Northampton County. Charles Arner was born 22nd May, 1857. After attending the public schools, he matriculated at Trach's Academy, Easton, Pa., where he prepared himself as a teacher. After teaching school for about 6 years, he entered the mercantile business, which he followed for 5 years. In 1893, he became the proprietor of the Central Hotel, at Easton, later conducting the Franklin House in the same city. Early in 1910 he became the landlord of the American Hotel at Mauch Chunk, which under his management has become one of the best and most popular hostelries in the Lehigh Valley. This hotel is well patronized by business & traveling men, & it is a favorite with the large number of tourists who annually visit Mauch Chunk. Mr. Arner was married in 1878 to Clara Walter, of Northampton County. Their only son, Walter E. Arner, is now located in Newark, NJ. Mrs. Arner died in 1885, & 2 years later, Mr. Arner wedded Lillian, a daughter of Sydenham Stocker, of Northampton County.






George B. Nicholas




George B. Arner, one of Bath's best known residents, died at his home on Washington Street, that place, at 1:50 yesterday morning, aged 81 years, 5 months, and 17 days. He was ill 10 days. He was born in Palmer Township and was engaged in farming in Upper Nazareth Township for a number of years. He moved to Bath 30 years ago.

For the past 30 years he was treasurer of the Greenmount Cemetery Association, and a trustee and elder for many years of the Christ Reformed Church, Bath. He served in the Bath town council a number of years. A sister, Miss Anna M. Arner, of Bath survives. His wife died 12 years ago.

The funeral service will be held from his home Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. William Eldrich, pastor of Christ Reformed Church will officiate and interment will be made in the Reformed Cemetery.

Easton Express, page 12


Easton, PA

Christ Reformed Cemetery, Bath, PA






Nicholas Arner, an aged and highly respected farmer, died yesterday afternoon at his home on Chestnut Hill, in Forks township. Deceased, who was about 83 years old, contracted a severe cold some 2 weeks ago, which resulted in a complication of ailments and terminated in his death. Mr. Arner was at one time a resident of Easton and was extensively engaged in teaming between this and surrounding boroughs. That was previous to the erection of the railroads hereabouts.

Deceased is survived by a widow and five children - one son, Charles Arner, of Easton, and four daughters, Mrs. Josiah Ackerman and Mrs. Owen Young, of Forks Township; Mrs. Asher Bauer, of New York City, and Mrs. Ellen Earnest, of Tiffin, Ohio. In addition to the above and many warm friends, Mr. Arner leaves two brothers - Reuben Arner, of Forks township and Gereon Arner, of near Bath - and five sisters - Mrs. Reuben Younkin and Mrs. John Reeser, of Butztown; Mrs. Daniel Koch, of Bethlehem township; Mrs. Edward Eckert, of Weaversville; and Mrs. John Brotzman, of Easton.

Easton Daily Express


Easton, PA

Arndt's Church Cemetery, Forks Township, Easton, PA


Rebecca Margratha




Mrs. Margaret Koch, widow of David Koch, died at 8 o'clock this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wimmer, near the Country Club, of general debility, aged 93 years. Besides her daughter, she is survived by a son, Clarence Koch of Bethlehem.

Funeral Tuesday at 2pm from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wimmer, followed by services in the Farmersville Church at 3pm & interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Easton Express, page 5


Easton, PA

St. John's Lutheran/UCC Cemetery, Farmersville, Bethlehem Twp., Northampton Co., Pa






Mrs. Sabilla Brotzman, wife of John S. Brotzman died at her home, corner of Lehigh and Elder Streets, this city, at 12:10 o'clock this morning. She was in the 62nd year of her age. About a year ago Mrs. Brotzman was prostrated with the grip, from which she never fully recovered. A complication of ailments followed the grip and finally resulted in her death. The deceased had been a resident of Easton since 1853.She was a native of Bethlehem Township and was a daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Arner, long since deceased. Beside her husband, Mrs. Brotzman is survived by 5 children, viz: Mrs. Conrad Dabus; Mrs. Isaac Pixley; and Mrs. Peter Kist, all of Easton; Stewart Brotzman, of New York; and Henry Brotzman, of Butztown, She also leaves the following brothers & sisters: Reuben Arner, of Forks Township; Garrison Arner, of near Nazareth; Mrs. Daniel Koch and Mrs. Eliza Youngkin, of Bethlehem Township; and Mrs. Edward Eckert, of Weaversville, Lehigh County. Mrs. Brotzman was for many years & at the time of her death a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.

Easton Express, page 18


Easton, PA

Easton Heights Cemetery, Easton, PA


William Stanley




William Stanley Arner, 82, of Owl Creek, RD3 Tamaqua, died Thursday at University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia. Born in Tamaqua April 17, 1909, he was a son of the late Howard Franklin and Hannah Frantz Arner. He was a retired mechanic for Modern Transfer, Allentown. Mr. Arner was affiliated with Primitive Methodist Church, Tamaqua. He was a member of Tamaqua Lodge 238 F. & A.M.; Lehigh Valley Consistory, 32nd; Loyal Order of Moose, Tamaqua; and Orioles of Mahoning Valley, West Penn Township.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Emma E. Crosby, who died in June 1964, and his second wife, the former Mary Derr, who died in March 1990. Surviving are two sons, William, Warminster, and Howard, Austin, TX; a daughter, Sylvia Lileck, Spring City; a sister, Doris Heugel, Tamaqua; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday from the Robert C. Reeser Funeral Home, Tamaqua. The Rev. Alvin Reese will officiate.

Interment will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Tamaqua.



Tamaqua, Pa

Odd Fellows Cemetery, Tamaqua, Schuylkill, PA, USA

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