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Bachert

Bert H.

 

9/9/1925

9/8/1991

BERT BACHERT, 65; HAD CHRISTMAS TREE FARM IN EAST BRUNSWICK TWP.

Bert H. Bachert, 65, of New Ringgold R.2, died Sunday at the Maskenozha Rod and Gun Club in Pike County while on a fishing trip. He was the husband of Dorothy M. (Moyer) Bachert.

BERT BACHERT, 65; HAD CHRISTMAS TREE FARM IN EAST BRUNSWICK TWP.

Bert H. Bachert, 65, of New Ringgold R.2, died Sunday at the Maskenozha Rod and Gun Club in Pike County while on a fishing trip. He was the husband of Dorothy M. (Moyer) Bachert. He owned and operated the Schuylkill Forest Christmas Tree Farm in East Brunswick Township. Born in Hecla, he was a son of the late Harvey R. and Raydelle W. (Eckert) Bachert. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Orwigsburg. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Bachert was a director for the Christmas Tree Growers Association of Pennsylvania. Survivors: Wife, and a brother, J. Harvey of New Ringgold.

Services: 2 p.m. Thursday in the church. Call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, John H. Lundbye Funeral Home, 116 S. Liberty St., Orwigsburg.

Morning Call pg. B.06

9/10/1991

Allentown, PA

 

Bachert

Claude E.

 

2/25/1934

11/23/1985

CLAUDE E. BACHERT Claude E. Bachert, 51, of 124 Lincoln Ave., Orwigsburg, formerly of New Ringgold, died Saturday in Allentown Hospital. He was the husband of Ardelle P. (Wuchter) Bachert. He was a self-employed coal and oil dealer in the Orwigsburg area. Born in New Ringgold, he was a son of the late Oscar P. and Minerva M. (Kleckner) Bachert. He was a member of the Lutheran congregation of Zion's Red Church, Orwigsburg. Bachert was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Surviving with his widow are a brother, Raymond F. of Auburn R.1, Schuylkill County, and a sister Luella, wife of Ralph Hendrickson of New Ringgold R.2.

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

Calling hours will be 7-9 p.m. Tuesday in the Robert S. Nester Funeral Home, Route 309, Snyders. The Rohland Funeral Home, 508 Cumberland St., Lebanon, is in charge of arrangements.

Morning Call

11/26/1985

Allentown, PA

 

Bachert

Helen E.

Rausch

4/5/1924

5/12/1994

Helen E. Rausch, 70, of New Ringgold R.1, died Thursday in Pottsville Hospital and Warne Clinic. She was the wife of Russell M. Rausch. They would have been married 52 years this month. She was a seamstress for 30 years, having worked at the former New Ringgold Mills, the former Rohrer Knitting Mill, Orwigsburg, and the former Sprites Manufacturing Co., Tamaqua, before retiring in 1982.

Born in East Brunswick Township, was a daughter of the late Carl and Esther (Brobst) Bachert. She was a member of Friedens Lutheran Church, New Ringgold.

Survivors: Husband; daughter, Shirley E., wife of Paul H. German, and a son, Milton R., both of New Ringgold R.1; brothers, Clarence of Dillsburg, York County, Harold of Pine Grove R.3 and Richard of Palmerton; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Robert S. Nester Funeral Home, Snyders (Route 309). Call 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday.

Morning Call

5/13/1994

Allentown, PA

 

Bachert

Norman Jacob

 

07/31/1871

7/1/1929

Fall Causes Death of Norman J. Bachert

Norman J. Bachert, aged 55 years, a former Rush Township resident and a son of the late Hon. William M. Bachert, was fatally injured [in] Bethlehem on Saturday, when he fell from the scaffold of a seven story building in course of construction and on which he was a carpenter foreman. He died in St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem, at 11:20 A.M. two hours after the accident. Bachert lived with his sister, Miss Alberta Bachert, in Bethlehem, for many years. The body was brought to his former residence here, at 430 E. Broad Street, by Undertaker Holmes, of Lansford. He is survived by his wife, Bessie, nee Booth, and by three daughters, Mrs. Reinhold Arner, Mrs. Leroy Dettra, and Mrs. Stanley Shire, all of town. He is further survived by three sisters and a brother, Mrs. Sadie Forsythe, New Haven, Conn.; Miss Alberta Bachert, Bethlehem; Mrs. Francis W. Becker, Allentown; Edgar E. Bachert, Quakake. Deceased held memberships in the following lodges and organizations; Odd Fellows, F& A.M., L.O.O.M., Buffaloes, Carpenter's Union.

Tamaqua Courier

7/1/1929

 

Odd Fellows Cemetery, Tamaqua, PA

Bachert

William Miller

 

03/19/1837

7/1/1903

DEATH OF THE HON. WM. BACHERT

Hon. William M. Bachert, a prominent resident of Rush township, died at his home in Haucks at 3 o'clock this morning from Bright's disease, aged 66 years. At the time of this demise he was a prominent contractor besides conducting one of the largest farms in Rush township he was a member of the Rush township School Board, also a member of Harmony Lodge, No. 86, I.O.O.F., of town, and Mahanoy City Lodge of Free Masons. He has been prominently identified with County and State politics for the last thirty years and a few years ago represented the Third Legislative District for two successive terms. He leaves to survive him a wife and nine children, Augustus, Huntington, Pa.; Mrs. John Zehner, of Wilkes Barre; Mrs. Frank Becker, Tamanend; Mrs. Alice Foresight, Camden; Mrs. William H. Meese, Haucks; Norman, Camden; Edgar, Haucks; Miss Bertha and William, Jr., Quakake.

The funeral will take place on Friday afternoon at two o'clock with Masonic honors. Interment will be made in the White Church cemetery in Rush township.

Tamaqua Evening Courier

7/1/1903

 

Christ Lutheran "White" Church Cemetery, Rush Twp, Schuylkill Co, PA

Bachman

Elmer Clarence

 

04/12/1872

12/4/1946

Rites for Mr. Bachman

Funeral services for Elmer C. Bachman, who died Wednesday at his home, 1802 Northampton street, were held today at the Pittenger funeral home, Northampton street at Eighteenth, The Rev. William F. Wiley, pastor of the Evangelical Reformed congregation of Durham Church officiated, and interment was in Durham cemetery. Pallbearers were: William Nicholas, Dr. F. G. Cope, Alvin J. Price, Walter F. Auch, Walter Laubach, and Erwin Frankenfield.

 

 

 

Durham Cemetery; Durham, PA

Bachman

Elsie Maria

Sloyer

04/03/1896

3/28/1985

MRS. ELSIE M. SLOYER

Mrs. Elsie M. SLOYER, 88, of 1052 Hellertown Road, Bethlehem, died Thursday in the home of her son, Carl B. SLOYER of Hellertown. She was the widow of Wesley SLOYER. She was employed by the former Champion Spark plug Co., Hellertown, before retiring. Born in Lower Saucon Township, she was a daughter of the late Peter D. and Maria (LEDICH) BACHMAN. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Lower Saucon Township. Surviving with her son are two other sons, Warren and Richard both of Bethlehem; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie ACHE of Nazareth R. 1 and Mrs. Florence GOSZTONYI of Bethlehem; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Lester S. Pearson Funeral Home, 1901 Linden St., Bethlehem. Calling hours will be 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday. Obituary of Mrs. Carl B. SLOYER (NOTE: this is a mistake)Bethlehem Globe-Times, March 29, 1985, p. B4, col. 4 Mrs. Carl B. SLOYER Mrs. Elsie M. SLOYER, 88, of 1052 Hellertown Road, Bethlehem, died Thursday at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Carl B. SLOYER, at 830 Willow Road, Hellertown. Her husband, Wesley SLOYER, died in 1973. Born in Lower Saucon Township, she was a daughter of the late Peter D. and Maria LEDICH BACHMAN. She was employed by Champion Spark Plug Company, Hellertown, before retiring many years ago. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Lower Saucon. In addition to her son, she is survived by two other sons. Warren and Richard SLOYER, both of Bethlehem; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie ACHE of Nazareth R. 1 and Mrs. Florence GOSZTONYI of Bethlehem; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four brothers and a sister.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Lester S. Pearson Funeral Home, Inc., 1901 Linden St., Bethlehem. Rev. Andrew REHBOGEN officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Hellertown. Memorials may be made to the Christ Lutheran Church Memorial Fund

[Bethlehem Globe-Times, March 30, 1985, p. 62, col. 5 2 Mrs. Wesley SLOYER same as above - they corrected the name]

Morning Call, p. 114

3/30/1985

 

Hellertown Union Cemetery, Hellertown, PA

Bachman

George Abraham

 

1866

9/8/1940

George A. Bachman of 113 N. West St., Livestock dealer at Pleasant Corner for 40 years, died at 9:15 a.m. Sunday at the Allentown Hospital in his 74th year. Mr. Bachman was stricken Aug. 31, at his home at Promised Land Lake and was admitted to the hospital last Wednesday. Born at Lynnville, Mr. Bachman was a son of the late Phaon and Medina (Kistler) Bachman. He operated the general store and hotel at Pleasant Corner until 35 years ago, and at one time conducted a general store at 6th and Walnut Streets. While he was still operating the hotel and store at Pleasant Corner, Mr. Bachman started to deal in livestock about 40 years ago and he continued in this business until several months ago. He was a resident of Allentown since 1914. He was a member of Emmanuel Reformed Church. Mr. Bachman was twice married. His first wife, Maggie, nee Werley, preceded him in death 36 years ago. Surviving are his second wife, Daisy, nee Lauchnor; two daughters, Mrs. Charles Bittner of Denver. Colo. And Mrs. Clayton Werley; three grandchildren, one great-grandson, three sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Cora Peters, Mrs. Charles Peters, Mrs. Ida Peters, William Bachman, all of Allentown, and Dr. Charles Bachman, Emmaus. Two brothers, Henry and Thomas preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the J.S. Burkholder funeral home, 1601 Hamilton Street. Burial will be made at Lynnville

Newspaper

9/9/1940

 

Lynnville Cemetery, Lynnville, PA

Bachman

George W.

 

09/24/1851

5/31/1935

George W. Bachman, 83, for many years a resident of Freemansburg, died yesterday at the home of his son, Roland Bachman, Fountain Hill. He is survived by two sons, Rolland of Fountain Hill and Ralph of Allentown. Two daughters, Mrs. Royer S. Buch of Harrisburg and Mrs. Davidson D. Clark of Manoa, and five grandchildren

 

6/1/1935

Easton Area Public Library

 

Bachman

Joyce LaVerne

Barton

1/29/1941

11/27/1999

Joyce L. Barton, 58, of Southlake, Texas, died Saturday, Nov. 27, in the home of her son Daniel of Albuquerque, N.M. She was the wife of John W. Barton. They were married 38 years in September. She was a registered nurse. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of Alma C. (Moser) Bachman of Bethlehem and the late Lee R. Bachman. She was a member of St. Thomas United Church of Christ, Bethlehem. Survivors: Husband and mother; son; sons including Daniel, David of Twinsburg, Ohio; daughter, Beth, wife of Kurt Hassler of Leesburg, Va.; sister, Charlotte Blair of Bethlehem, and three grandsons.

Graveside services: 2 p.m. Thursday, Memorial Park, Bethlehem. Call 10-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Pearson Funeral Home, 1901 Linden St., Bethlehem. Contributions: American Cancer Society, Allentown.

Morning Call, pg. B-06

11/29/1999

Allentown, PA

Memorial Park Cemetery, Bethlehem, PA

Bachman

Lee Russell

 

4/7/1914

7/31/1995

LEE R. BACHMAN

Lee R. Bachman, 81, of 3534 Linden St., Bethlehem, died Monday in Muhlenberg Hospital Center. He was the husband of Alma C. (Moser) Bachman. They were married 55 years in April. He was a fuel engineer at Bethlehem Steel Corp. for 41 years before retiring in 1976. Born in Lower Saucon Township, he was a son of the late Harvey and Norma (Jacoby) Bachman. He was a member of St. Thomas United Church of Christ, Bethlehem. Survivors: Wife; daughters, Joyce, wife of John Barton of Southlake, Texas, and Charlotte, wife of Alan Blair of Bethlehem; brother Royce of Bethlehem; sister, Rhoda Peters of St. Augustine, Fla.; half brother Richard of Gettysburg; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Services: 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Lester S. Pearson Funeral Home, 1901 Linden St., Bethlehem. Call 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday.

Morning Call, Page B06

8/1/1995

Allentown, PA

Memorial Park Cemetery, Bethlehem, PA

Backenstoe

Jacob Martin

 

10/06/1838

12/19/1895

Jacob Backenstoe died Thursday evening of typhoid-pneumonia after a short illness of but seven days. He is the son-in-law of Martin Kemmerer of Allentown. He leaves a wife, Mary, and three children, two sons: Will, of St. Louis, and Martin, of Emaus, one daughter Sylvia, who was married a few weeks ago and resides in Wilkes-Barre.

The funeral of Jacob Backenstoe took place on Tuesday afternoon. It was largely attended. Rev. Gehman preached an effective sermon and Rev. Snyder officiated at the house.

Emmaus Column

12/21/1895

 

 

Baer

Barbara

Landis

09/02/1849

5/9/1922

Landis.

Barbara M. (Baer) Landis, widow of the late Abram K. Landis was born near Salunga, Pa., Sept. 2, 1849; died at her home in Lancaster Co., Pa., near Mellinger's Meeting house, May 9, 1922; aged 72 y. 8 m. 7 d. She leaves 1 son (Abram), 1 daughter (Ida Landis), and 7 grandchildren; also one sister (Lizzie Stauffer), who we believe feels the loss greatly, as two of her brothers, and now this sister passed to the great beyond in less than a year's time. Sister Barbara was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years and her place was filled whenever health permitted. Her husband preceded her to the Spirit world very suddenly May 26, 1913.

Funeral services at Mellinger's Church May 12, conducted by Brethren David and Sanford Landis. Text, Ps. 23:4.

Gospel Herald

6/1/1922

 

Mellinger's Mennonite Cemetery, East Lampeter Township, PA

Bahson

Nancy

Brunell

11/8/1922

7/14/1992

Nancy J. Brunell, 69, of Upper Saucon Township, died Tuesday in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of Robert A. Brunell. They were married 38 years last month. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late George and Nina (Newhall) Bahson. She was a member of Grace Moravian Church, Center Valley. She was the historian for the Coopersburg Historical Society. Survivors: Husband; sons, John in West Virginia, George in Arizona and Dale in Maine; daughter Nina, wife of Jim Ryder in Michigan; sister, Mary Jo Schaffer of Scottsdale, Ariz., and eight grandchildren.

Services:

At convenience of the family. No calling hours. Arrangements, Norcross-Weber Funeral Home, Coopersburg.

Morning Call

7/15/1992

Allentown, PA

 

Bailey

Martin

 

09/16/1852

4/3/1900

Martin Bailey died at Alburtis on Tuesday morning from diabetes, aged 54 years, and will be buried on Monday at Huff's Church, where the services will be held by Rev. D. K. Humbert. Deceased leaves a son, William, and daughter.

Morning Call pg.4

4/6/2000

Allentown PA

 

Bailey

Mayme A.

Bieber

07/28/1890

3/15/1980

Mrs. Mayme Bieber; 89; 1121 N. 20th St., Allentown; died Saturday, Allentown Hospital; widow of William H. Bieber; born Weisenberg Township; daughter of the late Alfred & Ellamanda (Gehringer) Bailey; member, Ziegel's Lutheran Church, Breinigsville R. 2. Survivors: son Herman, Allentown; daughters, Mrs. Ruth Geist, Breinigsville R. 2; Vivian, wife of Walter Kuhns, Allentown; 5 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Gilbert F. Keller & Son Funeral Home, 20 N. Church St., Fogelsville.

Morning Call pg D-5

3/17/1980

Allentown PA.

 

Bailey

Meda Agnes

Confer

11/07/1879

4/15/1930

The remains of Mrs. Meda Agnes Confer, Alburtis, were laid to rest on Monday, April 21, in the Rauch-Hertzog cemetery, near Huff's Church, after all services had been held at the house. Mrs. Confer was a daughter of Martin and Caroline (Bortz) Bailey, and was born November 7, 1879, in Maxatawny township. She was married to George A. Confer on January 24, 1901, by Rev. E. J. Fogel, D.D. She was aged 50 years, 5 months and 8 days and died of complications. Surviving are her husband, one son, Warren, at home, and one brother William Bailey, Michigan. Her brother attended the services. She was a member of Longswamp church. The bearers were: Irwin Minner, William Ruhf, Edwin Reppert and Harry Meitzler.

Rev. W. F. Bond officiated at the above obsequies.

Morning Call pg. 11

4/42/1930

Allentown PA.

 

Baker

Ethel Elizabeth

 

12/22/1912

7/27/2007

Ethel E. Baker Dec. 22, 1912 - July 27, 2007 Ethel E. Baker, 94, Donahoe Manor, Bedford, formerly of New Enterprise, died Friday. She was born in New Enterprise, daughter of Andrew and Fannie (Longenecker) Baker. She married Lloyd Baker. He died Dec. 14, 1979. Surviving are nieces and nephews: Andrew, John, Richard, Dale Baker, Freda Conner, Hilda Wilkins, Jean Marocci, Janet Wyles and Darlene Kagarise. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and 10 to the 11 a.m. services Monday at S. Gerald Weaver Funeral Home, Woodbury.

Interment at New Enterprise Cemetery.

 

 

 

New Enterprise Cemetery, Bedford Co, PA

Balliet

Aaron H.

 

03/07/1813

11/01/1895

Aaron Balliet, one of the oldest and best known citizens of Lehigh County, died at his home in Ballietsville of the infirmities of old age. The deceased was a grandson of Stephen Balliet and his wife Magdalena Burkhalter, and a son of Stephen Balliet and his wife Susan Ihrte, and was born March 7, 1813 in Whitehall township, where his boyhood was passed.

The advantages of education in the vicinity of his home being limited, he became a pupil of an excellent school at Milford, N. J. and later in his native state. On returning to his home in 1837, Mr. Balliet determined to follow an active business career, and erected in Carbon County, a charcoal furnace, which he successfully operated for twenty years, after which he purchased the homestead at Ballietsville. In connection with other parties he, in 1854, built a furnace at Coplay, the ownership of which has since passed into the hands of a company known as the Coplay Iron Company, in which he was a director. Mr. Balliet, on August 21, 1845, married Sarah, daughter of John Dengler, of Carbon County. To this union were born eight children, two of whom died in childhood.

The surviving children are Francis, of this city; Mrs. Augustus Holderhoff, Mrs. A. A. Holderhoff, Mrs. Oscar E. Hoffman and Mrs. O. P. Lampher of St. Paul, Minn; and Ida, who resides at home. Mr. Balliet was a second time married on March 6, 1867, to Miss Catharine, daughter of David Housman of Whitehall township. The children from this union are Aaron, Harvey and Ada M. In politics, he was a staunch Republican and served as School Director, Justice of the Peace and in other minor positions.

He was also a Director of the Second National Bank. Several years ago, his health began to fail and for a year he was helpless from paralysis. He was of a genial nature and endowed with great business capacity, which enabled him to amass considerable wealth.

 

11/2/1895

 

Union Church Cemetery, Neffs, Whitehall Twp., PA

Balliet

Franklin Samuel

 

8/5/1922

4/22/2004

Franklin Balliet

Franklin S. Balliet, 81, of Luther Crest, Allentown, died Thursday, April 22, 2004 in Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of the late Agnes B. (Bohrer) Balliet. He was the owner of the Franklin S. Balliet Real Estate Agency for 30 years retiring in 1993. Born in Ballietsville, he was a son of the late Joseph H. and Mary (Moyer) Balliet. He was a member of Cedar Lutheran Church, Allentown; Greenleaf Masonic Lodge 561; South Whitehall Zoning Appeals Board; Allentown Housing Authority Board; Lehigh Valley Real Estate Board; served as a board member of Dream Mile Hunting and Fishing Club, and a past president of the Allentown Board of Realtors. He was a Marine Corps veteran of WW II and a member of the VFW. Survivors: Sons, John J. and fiancé Kathy Poorman of Allentown, Joseph R. and wife Gail of Annville, James F. and wife Cathy of Allentown; daughters, Louise B. wife of James L. Haines Jr. and Alice B. wife of Noel Peters, all of Allentown; grandchildren, Brandon, Michon, Austin, Abigail, Nicolle and Melissa.

Services: 10 a.m. Monday, Stephens Funeral Home, 1335-37 Linden St., Allentown.

Call 8:30 a.m. until time of service. Masonic service 9:45 a.m. Contributions: May be made to the Diabetes Assoc., 2045 Westgate Drive, Bethlehem 18017.

Morning Call

4/23/2004

Allentown PA,

 

Balliet

Sarah

Lentz

04/05/1817

02/11/1895

Sarah, the widow of William Lentz, died at 2 a.m. yesterday at her home in Whitehall, aged 78 years. Deceased was bedfast two weeks and death was due to old age. Sunday afternoon, the old lady fell into a slumber in which she remained until death came yesterday morning. Deceased was a daughter of John Balliett and wife nee Shaffer, and was born in Monroe County. Her husband who was a farmer, died in 1876. The family had lived at Whitehall for the past forty years. Later, Mrs. Lentz resided with her granddaughter, Mrs. Oliver Frantz. She was the mother of seven children, one of whom preceded her in death. Mrs. William Rodearmel.

The following sons survive Moses A. and Sylvanus of Dayton, Indiana. Francis S. of Lafayette, Indiana, John E., Edwin H. and Silas of this city. Mrs. Lentz was a member of the Reformed Church of Egypt.

 

2/12/1895

 

Egypt Cemetery, Egypt, PA

Bankes

Maria

Bachert

01/14/1851

9/16/1935

Injuries she received when she fell down a flight of steps at her home at Tamaqua caused the death of Mrs. Mary Bachert at 5 pm Saturday. She was 85 years of age. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Bachert, 40 years ago. She was the daughter of the late Phoebe and Daniel Bankes, of Rush township. She lived to see three generations of her offspring. Surviving to mourn her passing are the following children: Mrs. Mark King, George and John, of Tamaqua; Peter, of Hazleton; Mrs. Harry Brobst, of Quakake, and Mrs. Joseph Reice, of Coaldale; one sister, Mrs. Jonas Bretz, of Quakake, and Daniel Bankes, a brother. Also surviving are 38 Grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren of Bethlehem.

The deceased was born in Rush township and moved to Tamaqua 43 years ago, where she resided since. She was a devout member of Christ English Lutheran Church, Rush township.

Funeral services will be conducted with services at the home today at 1pm.

Hazleton Standard-Sentinel

9/17/1935

 

Christ Lutheran "White" Church Cemetery, Rush Twp, Schuylkill County, PA

Bartholomew

Minerva

Leibenguth

03/06/1870

4/26/1942

Mrs. Minerva M. Leibenguth, nee Bartholomew, 1846 Freemansburg Ave., Easton, widow of Samuel P. Leibenguth, died at 8:35 p.m. Sunday in Easton hospital. She was the only daughter of the late Henry and Euphema Bartholomew, nee Gross. She was born in Carbon county, and had resided in Easton for the past 16 years. Mrs. Leibenguth was a member of the Memorial Evangelical Reformed church, Easton. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Francis Reynolds, Camden N.J.; Evelyn Leibenguth, a teacher in the West Easton school district, at home; and a son Raymond H. Leibenguth, teacher in the South Whitehall High school, residing in Allentown. She also leaves one granddaughter, Nancy Ellen Reynolds.

Funeral arrangements will be completed today.

Morning Call

4/27/1942

Allentown, PA

 

Barto

Arline D.

Biltcliff

11/11/1910

5/26/2002

Arline D. Biltcliff; 91; formerly 44 E. Franklin St., Topton; died May 26, Henry Health Care Center, Lutheran Home, Topton; wife of the late Thomas A. Biltcliff; housekeeper, Lutheran Home, 19 years, retiring 1982; previously, assembler, Wenton Shoe Co., Kutztown, 4 years; trimmer, Topton Rug Mill, Long Valley Rug Mill, Mertztown; born Topton; daughter of the late John D. and Carolina S. (Dierolf) Barto; member, Trinity Lutheran Church, Topton. Survivors: son, Thomas A. of Kutztown; 3 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren.

Ludwick Funeral Home, Topton.

Morning Call pg. B-10

5/30/2002

Allentown, PA

 

Barto

Calvin G

 

02/24/1881

8/5/1951

Calvin G. Barto; 70; E. High St., Topton; died yesterday at home; born Topton; son of the late Jonathan & Lucilla (Long) Barto; married twice, preceded in death by Ida Conrad and Kate Asamoyer; last employed, Topton Rug Manufacturing Co.; member, Trinity Lutheran Church, Topton; member, Topton, Lyons, Macungie, Kutztown fire companies; member, Topton American Legion Beneficial Assn; member, Redmen, Alburtis; member, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Kutztown; member, Knights of the Golden Eagle, Kutztown; member, Knights of Friendship, Topton. Survivors: children, Irwin, Topton; Mrs. Jacob Harpel, Topton; Mrs. Herbert Geist, Topton; Mrs. Carrie Noll, Mertztown R. 1; Malcolm, Fogelsville; stepdaughter, Roma Asamoyer, at home; 3 grandchildren; great-grandchild; brother, Wallace, Topton; sisters, Mrs. Clarence Stauffer, Topton; Mrs. Katie Knerr, Reading.

Morning Call pg. 4

8/6/1951

Allentown PA.

Fairview Cemetery, Macungie

Barto

Carrie Catherine

Noll

9/10/1908

4/15/1954

Carrie C. Barto Noll; 46; Longswamp Township, Mertztown R.1; died Thursday at home; born Lower Macungie Township; daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Calvin Barto; member, Longswamp Lutheran Church. Survivors: brothers, Irwin Barto, Topton; Malcolm Barto, Fogelsville; sisters, Florence, wife of Jacob Harpell, Topton; Margaret, wife of Herbert Geist, Topton.

DeLong & Trexler Funeral Home, Topton.

Morning Call pg. 36

4/16/1954

Allentown, PA

 

Barto

Edgar C.

 

1/25/1905

1/28/1982

Edgar C. Barto; 77; Kutztown R. 1; died Thursday, Reading Hospital & Medical Center, West Reading; born Topton; son of the late John D. & Caroline S. (Dierolf) Barto; worked for Long Valley Rug Mill, Mertztown, over 40 years; then maintenance custodian, Caloric Corp., Topton, 10 years, retiring 1970; member, Trinity Lutheran Church, Topton. Survivors: daughters, Jeanette, wife of Joe Yanora, Plymouth, Luzerne County; Barbara, wife of Franklin Bauman, Bally; Arlene, wife of Ronald Smith, Gilbertsville; Mrs. Pat Grove, Reading; sisters, Mrs. Mary Diehl, Topton; Mrs. Arlene Biltcliff, Topton; Marie, wife of Paul Meitzler, Topton; Iva, wife of Harry W. Knittle, Kutztown; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

Trexler-Ludwick Funeral Home, 25 E. Weis St., Topton.

Morning Call pg. 85

1/30/1982

Allentown PA.

 

Barto

Ellen J.

Stauffer

09/30/1887

2/5/1966

Mrs. Ellen J. Stauffer; 78; 216 S. Haas St., Topton; died Saturday at home; wife of Clarence Stauffer; born Topton; daughter of the late Jonathan & Lucelia (Long) Barto; member, past president, Reading Hospital Auxiliary; member, Trinity Lutheran Church, Topton. Survivors: husband; daughters, Helen, wife of Eugene Neusch, Coopersburg R. 1; Ruth, wife of George Strohl, Williamsville, N.Y.; Fay, wife of Harvey Eck, Emmaus; sons, Russell, Newark, Del.; Ray, Topton; Jack, Las Vegas, Nev.; 11 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.

Earl A. Trexler Funeral Home, 25 E. Weiss St., Topton.

Morning Call pg. 4

2/7/1996

Allentown PA.

 

Barto

Florence S.

Harpel

10/12/1904

11/13/1961

Mrs. Florence S. Harpel; 57; formerly Topton; died Monday in home of Mr. & Mrs. William C. Moser, Penn Square Village, near Norristown; widow of Jacob J. Harpel; born Macungie; daughter of the late Calvin E. & Ida (Conrad) Barto; member, United Church of Christ congregation, Longswamp Church. Survivors: brothers, Irwin, Topton; Malcolm, Kutztown; sister, Marguerite, wife of Herbert A. Geist, Topton.

Earl A. Trexler Funeral Home, 25 E. Weiss St., Topton.

Morning Call pg. 17

11/15/1961

Allentown PA.

 

Barto

Frederick J.

 

2/3/1918

6/6/1999

J. Frederick Barto; 81; Schnecksville, formerly Emmaus; died Sunday, June 6, at home; husband of Sue (Chromiak) Barto, Emmaus; graduate, Pennsylvania State University; machine & tool designer, drafting department, Western Electric Co., Allentown, 32 years, retiring 1980; born Topton; son of the late Wallace and Cora (Spots) Barto; member, St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, Bethlehem; Navy veteran, World War II. Survivors: wife; daughter, Patricia S. Fenstermacher with whom he resided; sisters, Joyce Schaeffer, Shirley, wife of Eugene Landis, both Topton, Mary Ellen, wife of Jerry Labanz, Emmaus; Eleanor, wife of Ernie Carabajal, Columbia, S.C.; 2 grandsons; 3 great-grandchildren; predeceased by son, John F. Bachman,

Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, 225 Elm St., Emmaus.

Morning Call pg. B-6

6/7/1999

Allentown, PA

 

Barto

Irwin C.

 

6/29/1903

4/15/1964

Irwin C. Barto; 60; 102 Haas St., Topton; died yesterday at work; employee, maintenance department, Kutztown State College; born Macungie; son of the late Calvin G. & Ida F. (Conrad) Barto; member, Trinity Lutheran Church, Topton. Survivors: widow, formerly Ida F. Conrad; brother, Malcolm, Kutztown.

Schofer Funeral Home, Topton.

Morning Call pg.67

4/16/1964

Allentown, PA

 

Barto

Iva Kathyrine

Knittle

6/3/1903

7/16/1998

Iva K. Knittle; 95; formerly 317 Noble St., Kutztown; died Thursday, July 16, Henry Health Care Center, Topton; wife of Harry W. Knittle, who died 1993; born Topton; daughter of the late John D. and Carolina S. (Dierolf) Barto; oldest member, St. John's Lutheran Church, Kutztown; member, Order of the Eastern Star, East Penn Chapter 336, Kutztown Lioness Club, Kutztown Fire Company Auxiliary. Survivors: daughter, Mary Alice, wife of Marlin R. Fox, Kutztown; sisters, Arline Biltcliff, Marie T. Meitzler, both Topton; 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.

Ludwick Funeral Home, 333 Greenwich St., Kutztown.

Morning Call pg. B-8

7/17/1998

Allentown, PA

 

Barto

John David

 

05/25/1879

12/15/1931

John David Barto, well-known Butcher of Topton, passed away at his home there Tuesday morning. Death came to the fifty-two-year-old man as a result of a complication of diseases. He was born in Topton, the son of Jonathan and Celai, nee Long, Barto. He is survived by his wife, Caroline, nee Dierolff, and the following children: Mrs. Mary Diehl, Mrs. Arline Biltkliff, Marie and Edgar, all at home; Mrs. Harry Knittle, Kutztown, and Willard, of Topton. Five grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters also survive: Calvin, Wallace, and Mrs. Clarence Stauffer, of Topton; Mrs. George Knerr, of Alburtis; Mrs. A. Herbert Barto, of East Greenville; Ambrose, of Allentown, and Wilson H., of Weatherly.

Short funeral services will be held from his late house on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 p. m. Continued services will be held in the Trinity Lutheran church and interment will be made in the Longswamp church cemetery. Rev. William H. Kline will officiate.

Town & Country pg.31

12/18/1931

Pennsburg, PA

 

Barto

Jonathan

 

12/31/1854

11/27/1919

Jonathan Barto, an aged resident of Topton, died at his home on Wednesday, of complications, from which he suffered since last spring. He was a native of Longswamp township and resided in that locality all his life. There survive five sons and three daughters.

The funeral will be held from the residence of his son-in-law, Clarence Stauffer, Haas street, Topton, on Tuesday at 9.30 a.m.

Interment in Longswamp Cemetery.

Morning Call pg. 15

11/29/1919

Allentown PA.

 

Barto

Kathryn F.

Knerr

05/30/1884

10/10/1960

Mrs. Kathryn F. Knerr; 76; formerly Alburtis; died Monday at home of son, Gerald J. Knerr, Birdsboro; widow of George H. Knerr; born Topton; daughter of the late Johnathan & Lucellia Barto; member, St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Reading. Survivors: sons, Burton H., Reading; Gerald J., Birdsboro; 2 grandchildren; brother, Wallace C. Barto, Topton; sister, Ellen, wife of Clarence Stauffer, Topton.

Miller Funeral Home, 48 N. 4th St., Reading.

Morning Call pg. 30

10/12/1960

Allentown, PA

 

Barto

Kathryn M.

Smith

9/28/1912

7/25/1980

Mrs. Kathryn M. Smith; 67; formerly 31 Center Ave., Topton; died Friday, Liberty Nursing Center, Allentown; wife of John H. Smith; employed by Topton branch, Bauman Cleaners, East Greenville, 1966-70; previous clerk, men's department, Hess's department store, Allentown, 17 years; born Millway, Lancaster County; daughter of Mrs. Ella C. (Spotts) Barto, Topton, & the late Wallace C. Barto, Sr.; member, Trinity Lutheran Church, Topton. Survivors: husband; mother; daughter Audrey L., wife of Ray W. Conrath, Topton; sisters, Eleanor, wife of Ernest Carabajal, Columbia, S.C.; Joyce, wife of George Schaeffer, Lyons; Shirley, wife of Eugene Landis, Topton; Mary Ellen, wife of Jerome Labanz, Emmaus; brothers, J. Frederick, Emmaus; Wayne C., Emmaus; Wallace C. Jr., Reading; 3 grandchildren; great-grandchild.

Trexler & Hook Funeral Home, 25 E. Weiss St., Topton.

Call-Chronicle pg. B-20

6/27/1980

Allentown PA.

 

Barto

Louise M

 

1882

11/16/1944

Mrs. Louise M. Barto, wife of A. Herbert Barto of 551 Washington St., East Greenville, died yesterday at her late home in her 63rd year. Born in Topton, a daughter of the late Jonathan and Cecelia, nee Long, Barto, she was a member of New Goshenhoppen Reformed church, East Greenville and a past president of the Ladies of the Golden Eagles. Her husband has been a rural mail carrier out of the Green Lane post office for the past 25 years and secretary of a district rural mail carriers association. Survivors are her husband, five daughters, Marian, wife of Walter Hoesterey, East Greenville; Bertha, wife of James Hefelfinger, Trappe; Mildred, wife of Ralph Slonaker, East Greenville; Grace, wife of Herman Stahler, East Greenville; Ruth, wife of Al Wolf, Hatfield R.D.; two sons, Clarence Barto, Pennsburg and Earl Barto, Norristown. Two sisters, Mrs. Katie Knerr, Reading; Ella, wife of Clarence Stauffer, Topton; three brothers, Calvin and Wallace Barto, Topton; Ambrose Barto, Allentown, and 11 grandchildren, also survive.

Funeral services will be held in New Goshenhoppen Reformed church, East Greenville, on Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. C. M. DeLong officiating.

Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Morning Call pg. 55

11/17/1944

Allentown PA.

 

Barto

Malcolm G.

 

1/11/1918

1/19/1988

Malcolm G. Barto; 70; Kutztown R. 1; died Tuesday, Kutztown Manor; husband of the late Mary Ellen (Peters) Barto; tire changer, Carl R. Bieber Inc., Kutztown, 20 years, retiring 1985; born Macungie; son of the late Calvin G. & Ida T. (Conrad) Barto; member, Trinity Lutheran Church, Topton; Army veteran, World War II. No survivors.

Keller Funeral Home, 20 N. Church St., Fogelsville.

The Morning Call page B-12

1/20/1988

Allentown, PA

Fogelsville Union Cemetery

Barto

Marguerite Emma

Geist

1/4/1913

1/20/1962

Mrs. Marguerite E. Geist; 49; 18 W. Smith St., Topton; died yesterday while visiting at home of Mr. & Mrs. Clarence Oswald, Topton; wife of Herbert A. Geist; born Macungie; daughter of the late Calvin G. & Ida (Conrad) Barto; member, Trinity Lutheran Church, Topton; member, women's auxiliary, American Legion, Topton. Survivors: husband; sons, Paul C., Topton; Herbert J., Topton; brothers, Irwin Barto, Topton; Malcolm Barto, Kutztown; 4 grandchildren; preceded in death by sister, Mrs. Florence S. Harpel.

Earl A. Trexler Funeral Home, 25 E. Weiss St., Topton.

Call-Chronicle pg. B-7

1/21/1962

Allentown, PA

 

Barto

Marie T.

Meitzler

5/22/1915

9/14/2001

Marie T. Meitzler; 86; formerly 206 E. Weis St., Topton; died Friday Sept. 14, Henry Health Care Center, The Lutheran Home, Topton; wife of Paul M. Meitzler, who died 1995; trimmer, Long Valley Rug Mill, 10 years, retiring late 1950s; previously employed, Topton Rug Mill, 20 years; born Topton; daughter of the late John D. and Carolina S. (Dierolf) Barto; member, Trinity Lutheran Church, Topton. Survivor: Sister, Arline D. Biltcliff, Topton.

Ludwick Funeral Home, Topton.

Morning Call, pg.B-29

9/15/2001

Allentown, PA

 

Barto

Mary Louisa

Diehl

3/31/1902

12/15/1997

Mary L. Diehl; 95; Henry Health Care Center, Lutheran Home, Topton, formerly 44 E. Franklin St., Topton; died Monday, Dec. 15, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township; wife of the late LeRoy C. Diehl; cook, Topton American Legion, Kutztown Fire Company, several years, retiring late 1970s; previously, silk weaver, many years, factories, Emmaus, Topton, Kutztown; born Topton; daughter of the late John D. and Carolina S. (Dierolf) Barto; member, Trinity Lutheran Church, Topton; member, past president, Ray A. Master American Legion Post 217 Auxiliary, Topton. Survivors: sisters, Mrs. Iva K. Knittle, Mrs. Arline D. Biltcliff, Mrs. Marie T. Meitzler, all Topton. Ludwick Funeral Home, 25 E. Weis St., Topton.

The Morning Call, page B-6

12/16/1997

Allentown, PA

 

Barto

Wallace Charles

 

06/13/1893

11/11/1960

Wallace C. Barto, Sr.; 67; 1 S. Haas St., Topton; died yesterday at home; husband of Ella C. (Spotts) Barto; born in house where he died; son of the late Jonathan & Lucilla (Long) Barto; employed by Caloric Corp., Topton, retiring 2 years ago; member, former church councilman, Trinity Lutheran Church, Topton; 50-year member, choir; church secretary, 14 years. Survivors: wife; daughters, Kathryn, wife of John Smith, Topton; Eleanor, wife of Ernest Carabajal, Hartford, Conn.; Joyce, wife of George Schaeffer, Lyons; Shirley, wife of Eugene Landon, Topton; Mary Ellen, wife of Jerome Labanz, Emmaus; sons, J. Frederick, Emmaus; Wayne, Emmaus; Wallace C. Jr., Fleetwood R. 3; 14 grandchildren; sister Ellen, wife of Clarence Stauffer, Topton.

Earl A. Trexler Funeral Home, 25 E. Weiss St., Topton.

Morning Call pg. 17

11/12/1960

Allentown PA.

 

Barto

Wayne Wilson

 

3/10/1923

6/3/1990

Wayne W. Barto; 67; 3945 W. Minor St., Emmaus; died Sunday, Lehigh Valley Hospital Center; husband of May (Eck) Barto; vice president, Brass Rail restaurant, Lehigh Street, Allentown, many years; former manager, Hess's Patio Restaurant, Allentown; born Topton; son of C. Ella Barto Spotts, Topton, and the late Wallace Barto; member, Lehigh Valley Restaurant Association, 37 years; served on board of directors; first vice president, Emmaus Lions Club; member, St. John's United Church of Christ, Emmaus, choir, many years; Navy veteran, World War II. Survivors: wife; mother; son, Barry W., daughter Bonnie, wife of Robert Burdette, both Emmaus; brothers, J. Frederick, Emmaus; Wallace, Millsboro, Del.; sisters, Eleanor, wife of Ernest Carabajal, Columbia, S.C.; Joyce, wife of George Schaeffer, Lyons; Shirley, wife of Eugene Landis, Topton; Mary Ellen, wife of Jerome Labanz, Emmaus; 4 grandsons.

Horace W. Schantz Funeral Home, Emmaus.

Morning Call pg. 6

6/4/1960

Allentown PA

Western Salisbury church cemetery

Barto

Willard Carl

 

7/15/1906

8/15/1936

Ailing for several years, Willard Carl Barto, husband of Dorothy, nee Weller, Barto, of Topton, an employee of the Topton Foundry company, died at 1.15 a.m. yesterday at his home on Furnace street, Topton, at the age of 30 years. Death was due to a complication of ailments. Mr. Barto was a member of Trinity Lutheran church, Topton, and the Topton Volunteer Fire company. He was born in Emaus, a son of John D. and Carolina S., nee Dierols, Barto.

The funeral will be held from his late home on Wednesday at 1.30 p.m., with continued services to follow in Trinity Lutheran church. Rev. William H. Kline will officiate at services. Surviving, besides his parents and wife, are three children, Leroy, Betty and Willard, Jr., and five sisters. They are: Mrs. Mary Diehl, Esther C. Barto, Mrs. Arline Biltcliss and Marie Barto, all of Topton, and Mrs. Harry Klittle, of Kutztown.

Interment will be made in the Longswamp church cemetery.

Morning Call pg.7

8/16/1936

Allentown, PA

 

Bast

Aaron

 

01/23/1818

09/21/1895

The funeral of the late Aaron Bast, one of Catasauqua's old citizens, who died on Tuesday morning, at his home at that place of heart failure, will take place today at 1:30 p.m. from his late residence No. 139 Front Street.

Services will be held in St. John's Evangelical Church. Rev. D. S. Stauffer officiating.

Interment will be made in Fairview Cemetery.

Aaron Bast was born in Hanover township and was 77 years, 7 months and 29 days of age. He had been a resident of Catasauqua since 1815. Shortly after removing there he entered the employ of the Crane Iron Company as boss carpenter. He assisted in erecting the first furnace to Catasauqua, which was also the first to Manufacture pig iron in this country. After being in the employ of the company for some time, he went to farming in Whitehall township. About 1866, he again removed to Catasauqua and employed a number of men to erect dwellings. He retired from active business in 1875 and has collected state and county tax for several years. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Peter Everhard, of Catasauqua; Mrs. George Longenhagen of Plattsmouth, Neb; Three sisters, Mrs. Catharine Horner of Allentown, Mrs. Nathan Weaver of Friedensville and Mrs. Sallie Yerkes of South Bethlehem. Deceased was a charter member of Allen Lodge, of Allentown and Fraternity Encampment No. 156, I. O. O. F. of Catasauqua. He was undoubtedly the oldest Odd Fellow in Catasauqua. Death Notice Bast, in Catasauqua, September 21, 1895, Aaron Bast, aged 77 years, 7 months and 29 days.

Funeral from his late residence No. 107 Front Street near Union on Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock to which the relatives and friends and I. O. O. F. , No. 269 of which he as a charter member are respectfully invited without further notice.

Services at St. John's United Evangelical Church, corner of Walnut and Limestone Streets

Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Catasauqua.

 

9/27/1895

 

Fairview Cemetery, Catasauqua, PA

Bast

Anna

Hillman

01/24/1805

01/09/1894

MRS. ANNA HILLMAN DEATH

Heart Trouble Caused Her Death Last Evening One of the oldest residents and a pioneer Methodist of Bethlehem - the mother of nine children, seven of them living in different parts - etc. Mrs. Anna Hillman, widow of the late James K. Hillman and one of the oldest residents of the town, died at 6:20 o'clock last evening (January 9, 1894) at her late home on Church Street B, aged 89 years. (Born January 24, 1805.) Mother Hillman, as she was familiarly called, suffered during the past several years from bronchial troubles, yet was able at times to go out of doors. She fell a victim to the grip four weeks ago, but was growing better when, last evening, she suddenly expired. After eating supper, she complained of heart trouble and lapsed into unconsciousness. The family physician revived her, but another attack followed and her death quickly ensued. Mrs. Hillman was born in Hanover Township, Lehigh County, on January 24, 1850, and was the daughter of the late Jacob H. BAST and Maria Magdalena CLADER.

She was married on April 10, 1825, to James Hillman. They resided for several years at a farm near Erwin's paint mill, and then moved to Bunker Hill and later to Flatland, Bucks County. In the spring of 1851, they took up their residence at the old homestead, No. 109 Church Street, this place, where Mr. Hillman died on March 30, 1879, and his widow also departed this life. Mr. And Mrs. Hillman were the pioneers of Methodism in the Bethlehems. Soon after taking up their residence here, they threw open their house to the Rev. M. A. DAY, of Philadelphia, a Methodist clergyman, and regular services were held there until Wesley M.E. Church was built on Center Street. Mrs. Hillman attended communion at this church the last time only several months ago.

The following survive the aged woman: AARON BAST, a brother, of Catasaqua; three sisters: Mrs. SARAH YERKES, South Bethlehem's oldest resident; Mrs. KATHARINE HOWER of Allentown; and Mrs. MARY WEAVER, of Friedensville. Of her nine children, seven are living, namely: MRS. EMMA BAYLOR, of Ithaca, N.Y.; WILLIAM HILLMAN, of Philadelphia; MRS. AMANDA BITTING, of Philadelphia; OWEN HILLMAN, of Hayes Center, Nebraska; MRS. THOMAS VAN BUSKIRK; E. H. HILLMAN, and MISS LOUISA HILLMAN, all of this place, the last named residing with and caring for her mother in her last days. There are, besides, seventeen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Mother Hillman was a quiet, Christian woman, loved and respected by all who knew her.

The funeral will take place from her late home on Saturday afternoon.

 

1/10/1894

 

 

Bastian

Elias B.

 

2/18/1911

7/25/1989

Elias B. Bastian; 78; formerly Wescosville; died Tuesday, Lutheran Home, Topton; husband of Eva M. (Wenner) Bastian; married 58 years in April; owned, operated Bastian's Potato Farm, Upper and Lower Macungie Townships, many years, with father & grandfather before taking over management himself; born Wescosville; son of the late Clinton T. and Rena B. (Guth) Bastian; member, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Trexlertown; councilman, many years; member, Lower Macungie Township zoning board, Wescosville Sunday school board, Wescosville Playground Association. Survivors: wife; sons, Preston H., New Tripoli R.1; Robert E., Allentown; daughters, Mary E., wife of William J. Keller, Wescosville; Dorothy E., wife of John E. O'Conners, Allentown; 7 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren.

Schmoyer Funeral Home, Breinigsville.

Morning Call, page B-9

7/26/1989

Allentown, PA

 

Bauer

Asher F.

 

01/1843

5/25/1912

Former Eastonian Killed

Asher F. Bauer Struck By an Elevated Train at White Plains, NY Asher F. Bauer, a former resident of this city, was struck by a train at White Plains, NY on Saturday last & received injuries which resulted in his death on Sunday. Mr. Bauer, who was slightly deaf, had been in charge of a station on the elevated railroad for a number of years & on Saturday last walked too near the edge of the platform & was hit by the train. Mr. Bauer moved from Easton to New York about 15 years ago. While a resident of this city, he was a bookkeeper at the shoe finding store of Hilliard & Sigman, on Northampton Street, & will be remembered by many Eastonians. He was about 64 years of age & is survived by his wife and 1 son, D.W. Bauer, residing at White Plains. Deceased was a member of Amana Lodge # 77, K. of P., of this city.

Easton Daily Express, page 5

5/28/1912

Easton, PA

 

Bauer

John W.

 

8/14/1913

1/28/2002

John W. Bauer II, 88, of Sycamore died Monday, January 28, 2002 at Pine Acres Care Center. He was born August 14, 1913 in Naperville, the son of John W. and Florence (Wunder) Bauer. He married Mary Helen Beidelman on December 29, 1936 in Naperville. He was employed at Barber-Greene Corp. in Aurora for 14 years and then was transferred to the DeKalb Plant in 1957 and served as the plant manager until his retirement. He was a very active member of the Federated Church of Sycamore and the treasurer for many years. He was the commissioner of the Boy Scouts of America and received the Silver Beaver Award. John is survived by his wife, Mary Helen of Sycamore; four children, John W. "Jack" (Carlene) Bauer III of Sycamore, Susan (William) Lloyd of Sycamore, Daniel (Jayne) Bauer of Ketchikan, AK and Kristin (Paul) Simpson of Jefferson City, MO; 15 grandchildren, Bridgitte Bauer-Weir, Brenda Sorensen, Brittney Racine, Bonita King, Bill Lloyd, Jr., Bryan and David Lloyd, Jennifer Ruff, Carolyn Ostrom, Amy Lundgren, Daniel and Michael Bauer, Jaquelyn Kimble, John Bauer and Rachel Simpson; 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother and one sister.

His memorial service will be Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 2:00 PM at the Federated Church of Sycamore with Rev. Rita Root officiating. A memorial gathering will be from 12:30 PM until the time of service at the church.

Arrangements were completed by the Butala Funeral Home and Crematory, 1405 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL.

 

 

 

 

Baum

Sarah

Stauffer

04/1854

6/20/1930

Mrs. Sallie B. Stauffer, nee Baum, estimable wife of Sassaman Stauffer, well known resident of Alburtis, died there at her home on Friday afternoon at 1.30 o'clock. Mrs. Stauffer, who was in her 77th year, had been in fairly good health until Thursday forenoon when she suffered a stroke and fell down a flight of stairs at her home. Apoplexy was given as the cause of her death. Mrs. Stauffer for a number of years lived in Alburtis, where she was held in high esteem by her neighbors and many friends. She was a faithful member of the Reformed wing of the Longswamp church. Besides her husband, she leaves to mourn her passing four daughters, Mrs. Lillian Muthard, at home; Mrs. Ada Feifel, Allentown; Mrs. Ulysses Nestor, Topton, and Mrs. Clarence Donahue, Hosensack; five sons, Wellington, Allentown; Roland, Elizabeth, N.J.; Sassaman, Jr., Guthsville; Chester, at home, and Andrews V., Easton, together with twenty-two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Ammon Lichty, Allentown, a brother, John Baum, Lansdale, and three step-sisters and one step-brother.

The funeral will be held from her late home on Wednesday at 1.30 p.m., daylight saving time, with short services at the house and further services in the Longswamp church, Rev. William Meckstroth officiating.

Interment will be made in the cemetery adjoining the church.

--------------------------------

Sallie B. (Baum), wife of Sassaman Stauffer, of Alburtis, died there at her home on Friday afternoon. Mrs. Stauffer, who was in her 77th year, had been in fairly good health until Thursday forenoon, when she suffered a stroke and fell down a flight of stairs at her home. Apoplexy was given as the cause of her death. Mrs. Stauffer for a number of years lived in Alburtis. She was a member of the Reformed wing of the Longswamp church. Besides her husband, she is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Lillian Muthard, at home; Mrs. Ida Feifel, Allentown; Mrs. Ulysses Nester, Topton, and Mrs. Clarence Donahue, Hosensack; five sons; Wellington, Allentown; Roland, Elizabeth, N. J.; Sassaman, Jr., Guthsville; Chester, at home, and Andrew V., Easton, together with twenty two grandchildren, and four great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Ammon Lichty, Allentown; a brother John Baum, Lansdale; and three-step sisters and one step-brother.

Funeral was held from her home on Wednesday, with short services at the house, and further services in Longswamp church, Rev. William L. Mechstroh officiating.
Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining.

[obituary, Town & Country, Pennsburg, PA, Friday, June 27, 1930, page 6]

Morning Call pg.7

6/21/1930

Allentown PA.

 

Bauman

Charles F.

 

2/2/1940

8/11/1994

Charles F. Bauman; 54; Mertztown R.1; died Thursday, Allentown Osteopathic Medical Center; husband of Corine F. (Reichard) Bauman; married 27 years last September; assembler, Knoll International, East Grenville, until last year; born Allentown; son of the late Ralph W. and Ethel L. (Geisinger) Bauman; member, St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Trexlertown; board member, Longswamp Cub Scout Pack 575, 1976 to 1982. Survivors: Wife; sons, Brian L., Steven C., daughter, Amber F., all at home; sisters, Dolores Eck, Nancy, wife of Robert Heydt, Fern, wife of Robert Fritz, all Mertztown R.2; Joyce Hein, Allentown; Joan, wife of Bruce Lehr, Breinigsville; Catherine, wife of Tom McNamara, Thompson, Pa.; brother, Willard Kern, Allentown; granddaughter.

Ludwick Funeral Home, 333 Greenwich St., Kutztown.

Morning Call, page B6

8/12/1994

Allentown, PA

 

Bauman

John K.

 

06/06/1888

1/23/1986

John K. Bauman; 97; formerly East Greenville; died Thursday, Lutheran Home, Topton; husband of the late Mabel (Jones) Bauman and Elsie (Renninger) Bauman; real estate salesman, painter, Upper Perkiomen Valley Area, many years before retiring; born Sassamansville; son of the late Henry and Harriet (Kolb) Bauman; member, St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Pennsburg. Survivors: sons, Paul H., Clarence E., both East Greenville; Robert R., Seaford, Va.; Alton R., Pennsburg R.1; Ernest R., East Greenville R.1; daughters, Mary, wife of Linwood Fox, Quakertown; June, wife of Hugh Custer, East Greenville; 13 grandchildren; 23 great- grandchildren; great-great-grandchild.

Mann Funeral Home, 222 Washington St., East Greenville.

Morning Call pg.B-8

1/24/1986

Allentown PA.

 

Bauman

Paul H.

 

6/6/1907

6/17/1992

Paul H. Bauman; 85; 303 Main St., East Greenville; died Wednesday, Grand View Hospital, Sellersville; husband of Pauline M. (Hertzog) Bauman; married 56 years last October; self-employed house painter; owner, Bauman Paint Store, East Greenville, 60 years, retiring 1987; born Pennsburg; son of the late John K. & Elsie (Renninger) Bauman; member, St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Pennsburg. Survivors: wife; son Donald, East Greenville; brothers, Robert, Seaford, Va.; Alton, Pennsburg; Ernest, East Greenville; sisters, Mary, wife of Linwood Fox, Quakertown; June, wife of Hugh Custer, East Greenville; 4 grandchildren. Mann Funeral Home, 222 Washington St., East Greenville.

Morning Call pg. B-11

6/18/1992

Allentown PA.

 

Bauman

Ralph W.

 

3/23/1918

10/1/1987

Ralph W. "Whitey" Bauman; 69; Mertztown R. 2; died Thursday, Allentown Hospital; husband of the late Ethel L. (Geisinger) Bauman; road supervisor, road master, Longswamp Township, 25 years, retiring 1983; previously self-employed carpenter; born Longswamp Township; son of the late Henry and Fianna C. (Hersh) Bauman; member, Longswamp United Church of Christ, served on consistory; former president, secretary-treasurer, Longswamp Union Cemetery Board; Army veteran, World War II; prisoner of war over two years. Survivors: son, Charles F., Mertztown R. 1; daughter, Fern I., wife of Robert H. Fritz, two brothers, LeRoy C. Bauman, Claude Fairchild, all Mertztown R. 2; six grandchildren.

Trexler-Ludwick Funeral Home, 25 E. Weis St., Topton.

Morning Call, page B10

10/2/1987

Allentown, PA

 

Baumer

Gertrude B.

Keiser

04/13/1875

9/11/1956

Mrs. Gertrude B. Keiser; 81; 228 Front St., Alburtis; died last night at home; wife of Cortland B. Keiser; married over 62 years; born Allentown; daughter of the late Francis & Emma (Focht) Baumer; member, Memorial Presbyterian Church, Alberta Council 156, Daughters of America, ladies auxiliary, Alburtis Fire Co. Survivors: husband; daughter, Mildred P., wife of Bruce DeLong, Mertztown; granddaughter, Claire M.; brother, Raymond Baumer, Allentown; predeceased by daughter Miriam Keiser, 4 years ago.

Schmoyer Funeral Home, Breinigsville.

Morning Call pg 40

9/12/1956

Allentown PA.

 

Bausher

Daniel B.

 

07/16/1851

6/11/1904

Daniel B Bausher died Saturday afternoon at the farm of Henry Schofer of Neversink, near Reading, of pneumonia, after an illness of 5 days, age 52 years, 7 months, and 24 days. He leaves his wife Lizzie, nee Brobst, and the following children, Herbert J, Grover W, Richard E, Gussie, Minnie F, Lottie N, and Charles R, all at home. He is also survived by his mother, Mary M Bausher, of Monterey, and one brother Chester of Allentown, and three sisters, Ellen Bausher, Amelia, wife of Moses Benekoff, of Monterey, Mary, wife of Nathan Berg, Allentown, also three grandchildren. He was a son of the late Jacob Bausher and was born in Grimsville.

Morning Call pg. 3

6/14/1904

Allentown PA.

 

Baylor

Gary D.

 

3/16/1944

8/2/2000

Gary D. Baylor, 56, of 39 Columbia Hill Road, Bloomsburg, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2000, at his home. Born March 16, 1944, in Bloomsburg, he was a son of the late Rodney and Sarah (Brobst) Baylor. He was employed as a caretaker for a private estate. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, the former Eva Schlagel; a son, Eric L. Baylor, Danville; two daughters: Brenda E. Baylor and Mrs. John (Paula) Kashner, both of Bloomsburg; four grandchildren; and two brothers: Rodney Baylor and Ralph Baylor, both of Danville. Private services will be held at the David J. Brady Funeral Home, 320 Church St., Danville, with the Rev. Ricky L. Fetterman, pastor of Deliverance Chapel, New Columbia, officiating.

Burial will be in Straub Cemetery, Danville.

 

 

 

Straub Cemetery, Danville, Montour County, PA

Beach

Phyllis R.

Roberts

4/4/1919

8/29/2007

Phyllis R. Roberts April 4, 1919 - Aug. 29, 2007 Phyllis R. Roberts, 88, Roaring Spring, died Wednesday at The Village at Morrison's Cove, Martinsburg. She was born in Henrietta, daughter of Harry and Clara (Haffly) Beach. She married John Roberts. He preceded her in death, as did two sons: James and Michael. Surviving are a sister, Madge Over; brothers: Robert and James; and seven grandchildren. Friends will be received from 10 to the 11 a.m. service Saturday at S. Gerald Weaver Funeral Home, Woodbury.

Interment at Dry Hill Cemetery.

 

 

 

Dry Hill Cemetery, Woodbury, Bedford, PA

Beacher

John Henry

 

10/13/1916

2/11/1985

John H. Beacher, 68, of 106 McEwen Drive, Niceville, Fla., formerly of Allentown, died Feb. 11 in Twin Cities Hospital, Niceville. He was the husband of Isabel (Bury) Beacher. He developed spray products for Avon Products, Inc., Suffern, N.Y., before retiring in 1980. He previously worked for Allied Chemicals in New Jersey and conducted pioneer research in pesticides at the University of Delaware for E.I. DuPont DeNemours and Co., Inc. After World War II, Beacher accepted a position in the Department of Entomology at the University of Delaware and, before the war, was an economic entomologist for the state of Delaware. During the war, he served with Army malarial control units in Burma for three years. He received a master's degree in entomology from Ohio State University in 1941, and a bachelor's degree from Pennsylvania State University in 1939. While at Penn State, he was a member of the Alpha Zeta honorary agricultural fraternity.

Born in Shenandoah, Schuylkill County, he was a son of the late Benjamin F. and Bertha (Snyder) Beacher. Active in Scouting and music groups in the Lehigh Valley, Beacher served as bugler and counselor at Camp Trexler. Surviving with his widow are two sons, David of Niceville and Jonathan of Atlanta, Ga; a daughter, Mrs. Martha Fisher of Edgewater, Md.; two brothers, Donald of Havertown, Delaware County, and Bruce of Biglerville, Adams County, and five grandchildren.

The McLaughlin Funeral Home, Niceville, was in charge of arrangements.

Morning Call

2/27/1985

Allentown, PA

Grandview Cemetery, Allentown, PA

Beam

Dorothea M.

Prestipino

6/5/1934

6/27/1987

DOROTHEA PRESTIPINO

Mrs. Dorothea M. Prestipino, 53, of Easton, died Saturday in Easton Hospital. She was the wife of Michael Prestipino. She was a homemaker for Health Aid Service, Easton, 1981-83. Before that, she was a machine operator for Strongwear Pants Co., Easton, for 20 years. Born in Easton, she was a daughter of the late Selden and Anna (Moser) Beam. Surviving with her husband are a son, David M., at home; three sisters, Mrs. Marjorie Kunsman of Catasauqua, Mrs. Esther Woodring of Easton and Mrs. Nancy Walters of Bethlehem, and a brother, Selden Jr. of Allentown.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Wallace M. Long Funeral Home, 500 Linden St., Bethlehem. Calling hours will be 7-9 p.m. Monday.

Morning Call, Page B12

6/28/1987

Allentown, PA

Hope Cemetery, Hecktown, PA

Beam

Geraldine Adele

 

12/3/1940

10/15/1948

Girl, 9, Killed By Falling Tree Near Bethlehem

A nine-year-old girl was killed yesterday when she was stuck by a falling tree near her home on the Nazareth-Bethlehem pike, Bethlehem, R.D. 1 yesterday afternoon. The victim, Geraldine Beam, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Selden Beam, and her sister, Nancy Joyce, were on an embankment, watching workmen chop down a tree. As the tree started to topple, the girl ran into its path. She was rushed to St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill, and was pronounced dead on arrival there. William Kunsman, on whose farm the accident happened, was chopping down the tree. He was assisted by three boys, Harold Moser, Harvey Mann and Donald Grube. Kunsman had placed a wedge in the hewed out tree to direct its fall into a field, state police of the Bethlehem station were told. They also were informed the girl ran down the bank despite warning cries by Kunsman and the three boys. Dr. Russell Rinker, of Bethlehem, deputy coroner of Lehigh County, said that her skull was fractured.

Easton Express, page 10

10/16/1948

Easton, PA

Hope Cemetery, Hecktown, PA

Beam

Marion F.

Steckel

1919

12/9/1986

MRS. MARION F. STECKEL

Mrs. Marion F. Steckel, 67, of 164 Baron Road, Wind Gap, died Tuesday in Easton Hospital. She was the widow of Charles Steckel. She was a seamstress for the Mary MacIntosh laundry in Allentown until retiring. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Selden and Anna (Moser) Beam. Surviving are a son Edwin of Carlisle, Ohio; a daughter, Mrs. Donald Lewis of San Jose, Calif.; a brother, Selden S. Jr. of Allentown; four sisters, Mrs. Esther Woodring and Mrs. Dorothea Prestipino, both of Easton, and Mrs. Nancy Walters of Bethlehem and Mrs. Marjorie Kunsman of Catasauqua; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Wallace M. Long Funeral Home, 500 Linden St., Bethlehem. A calling hour will precede the services.

Morning Call, Page B18

12/10/1986

Allentown, PA

Hope Cemetery, Hecktown, PA

Beam

Orson H.

 

1925

11/7/1960

Orson H. Beam, 35, Found Dead in Car

Orson H. Beam, 35, Allentown R.D. 4, was found dead in his parked car on New Road in Brodheads, Bethlehem Township, yesterday afternoon. Northampton County Coroner George T. Kametz said Beam died of a gunshot wound of the chest. Kametz certified the death as a suicide. Beam was pronounced dead at the scene by Dr. John Walsh, of the staff of St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill. State Police at Bethlehem investigated. Police said that Beam had been hunting in the area earlier in the day. The body was discovered by Michael Horvath and Clyde Bonser, both of Miller Heights, who also were hunting in the area. Mr. Beam was born in Bethlehem, a son of Seldon and Anna Moser Beam. He was a member of the Lutheran Congregation of Dryland Union Church, Hecktown. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his widow, the former Eva Lieberman; a daughter, Patricia, at home; a brother, Seldon, Bethlehem; and five sisters, Mrs. Marion Steckel, Allentown; Mrs. William Kunsman, Bethlehem R.D. 1; Mrs. Ralph Woodring and Mrs. Michael Prestipino, both of Easton, and Mrs. Harvey Walters, Bethlehem.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton.

Easton Express, pg. 17

11/8/1960

Easton, PA

 

Beam

Selden Scranton

 

06/05/1897

12/30/1965

SELDEN S. BEAM

Selden S. Beam, 68, of 54 Riverside Drive, Easton, died yesterday in Allentown Hospital. Mr. Beam was a retired maintenance man. Born in Port Murray, NJ, he was a son of the late John and Eva Scott Beam. Survivors include his widow, Anna M. Moser Beam, Bethlehem; a son, Seldon, Bethlehem; five daughters, Marjorie, wife of William Kunsman, and Nancy, wife of Harvey Walters, both of Bethlehem; Mrs. Marian Steckel, Allentown, and Esther, wife of Ralph Woodring, and Dorothea, wife of Michael Prestipino, both of Easton; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Hummer, Phillipsburg, and Mrs. Anna Snook, Palmer Township; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Wallace M. Long Funeral Home, 500 Linden St., Bethlehem.

Easton Express, pg. 17

12/31/1965

Easton, PA

Hope Cemetery, Hecktown, PA

Bean

Barbara

Hendricks

02/03/1790

 

GOTWALS and HENDRICKS.

Dec. 21st, in Hilltown, Bucks Co., Pa., Widow BARBARA GOTWALS, aged 87 years, 10 months and 18 days. Buried at the Perkasie Church.

Services by A. Moyer and I. Oberholtzer. The deceased was the mother of Benj. B. Hendricks, of East Vincent, Chester Co., whose wife ELISABETH, died the 22nd of Dec., and lay a corpse at home while he was attending the burial of his mother. Her age was 55 years, 11 months and 18 days.

Gospel of Truth

02/02/1878

 

 

Bechtel

Lydia L.

Hendricks

03/29/1867

5/18/1951

Hendricks

Lydia S., daughter of the late Elias and Elizabeth (Landis) Bechtel, was born in Franconia Twp., Pa., march 29, 1867; departed this life May 18, 1951, at the home of her son-in-law and daughter (Isaac Gehman, Kulpsville, Pa.) after an illness of about 5 months; aged 84 y. 1 m. 19 d. She was married to Charles E. Hendricks Feb. 19, 1891, who died Feb. 26, 1951. She accepted Christ as her Saviour many years ago and was faithful in attending church services whenever health permitted. She is survived by 5 children (Mrs. Martha B. Alderfer, Lansdale, Pa .; Lydia-Mrs. Isaac Gehman, Kulpsville; Howard, Eli, Emanuel, Lansdale). She was preceded by 1 son (Charles).

Funeral services were held at the Cope Funeral Home on May 22 by Paul Clemens and at the Plain Mennonite Church by J. C. Clemens, John E. Lapp, and Wayne Kratz. Text: Isa. 38: 1; Phi l. 1: 23.

Interment in adjoining cemetery.

Gospel Herald

 

 

Plains Mennonite Cemetery, Montgomery Co

Beck

Elizabeth H.

Depue

04/25/1886

7/4/1959

Elizabeth "Bessie" (Beck) Depue lived at Richmond in Northampton Co., PA. She was a member of Richmond Methodist Church and its Women's Society of Christian Service; the Girl and Boy Scout auxiliary of Richmond and the Senior Women's Club of Bangor.

Easton Express pg. 22

7/6/1959

Easton Pa.

Church Hill Cemetery, Lower Mount Bethel Township, PA

Beck

Ida S.

Bright

10/11/1877

1/22/1951

Mrs. Ida S. ( Beck ) Bright died this morning at the residence in Leithsville. She was born in Center Valley, Oct. 11, 1877, daughter of the late Edwin and Anna Gross Beck. She was a member of Ebenezer New Reformed church, Bingen. She is survived by her husband John C. Bright; two sons, Willard Bright, Bingen, Norman S. Wilson, Allentown, two daughters; Mrs. Niles Klausen, Bethlehem, and Mrs. Miriam Horn at home and a sister Mrs. Clara Sauerwine, Bethlehem; 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, in the Steyers Funeral home 500 Linden St. with continued services in Ebenezer New Reformed church, Bingen.

Rev. Robert Finkenbinder will officiate and burial will take place in the adjoining cemetery.

Easton Express

1/22/1951

Easton, PA

Ebenezer New Reformed Cemetery, Bingen, PA

Beck

Marie Agnes

Trittenbach

3/28/1910

4/29/2005

Marie A. Trittenbach Marie A. Trittenbach, 95, formerly of Lower Saucon Township, died Friday, April 29, 2005, in Independence Court, Quakertown. She was the wife of the late Lester C. Trittenbach. Born in Upper Saucon Township on March 28, 1910, she was the daughter of the late Charles M. and Catherine T. (DeLong) Beck. She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Hellertown. Survivors: Son, Wayne L. of Hellertown; daughter, Sylvia M., wife of Wayne D. Meitzler of Richland, Washington; sister, Evelyn H. Walck of Pennsburg; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Lee B., and sisters, Reba Burkevich and Winifred Smith.

Services: private, Wednesday, Heintzelman Funeral Home Inc., 326 Main St., Hellertown.

Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to a local hospice organization of choice.

Morning Call

5/2/2005

Allentown Pa.

 

Becker

Emelia M.

Laubach

04/11/1821

12/09/1895

Mrs. Emma Becker Laubach, wife of Peter Laubach, Sr. of Howertown, died on Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Josiah A. Kline of Howertown, aged 76 years. Mrs. Laubach had been an intense sufferer. Deceased was a daughter of the late Rev. Dr. Jacob Christian Becker, who died at an old age. She had lived for a long time until recently in Delaware. Mrs. Laubach was the mother of the following children: The late Dr. A. J. Laubach of Fort Wayne, Ind., Mrs. Josiah A. Kline, Mrs. William Landis, Peter Laubach, Jr., Mrs. George Baer, Thomas Laubach, Mrs. Luther Seward, the late Dr. George Laubach and Mrs. Dr. McColley?. Her brothers and sisters are Revs. Charles Becker and Cyrus J. Becker, Thomas, Theodore and Christian Becker, Mrs. Snyder, Dr. Aaron Becker, and Mrs. George Shimer of Camden, N. J.

Funeral on Friday morning at Howertown.

 

12/11/1895

 

 

Becker

Kathryn E

Fisher

02/27/1894

10/3/1973

Mrs. Katie E. Fisher; 79; 24 E. High St., Topton; died Wednesday, Liberty Nursing Center, Allentown; husband, Nelson F. Fisher, died in May; born Berks County; daughter of the late William & Emma (Warmkessel) Becker; member, Trinity Lutheran Church, Topton. Survivors: daughter, Mrs. Anna M. Remaley; son Carl, both Topton; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren.

Trexler & Hook Funeral Home, 25 E. Weiss St, Topton.

Morning Call pg. 34

10/4/1973

Allentown PA.

 

Beecroft

John R.

 

3/9/1928

1/13/1997

Private services for John R. Beecroft Sr., 68, of 153 N. Second St., Frackville, who died unexpectedly Friday at his home, will be held at the convenience of the family.
Interment will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. Thomas M. Sullivan Funeral Home, Frackville, is in charge of arrangements. Born in Frackville, he was a son of the late Robert and Ethel Temple Beecroft. He was employed as a roofer for Matsell Roofing, Frackville, and as a bartender at the former Gurkas Tavern, Frackville. He was a member of Frackville Elks Lodge 1533 and Friendship Fire Company, Englewood. A sister, Clara Barron, died in 1992. Surviving are three sons, Gary, Coal Township, John, Danville, and Jeffrey, Lehighton; three daughters, Stephanie Brobst, Lehighton, Mary Weiss, Center Valley, and Roberta Cierlitsky, Winslow, Ariz.; three brothers, Harry and Joseph, Frackville, and James, Dunncannon; five grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Pottsville Republican

1/13/1997

 

Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, Lebanon County, PA

Beers

Ernest H.

 

6/18/1932

2/14/1974

ERNEST H. BEERS

Ernest H. Beers, 41, Brodheadsville, died yesterday in his home. Born in Brodheadsville, he was a son of Mrs. Beatrice Hay Beers of Brodheadsville, and the late Ralph Beers. Survivors include two brothers, Homer, Brodheadsville, and Howard, Saylorsburg, and a sister, Mrs. Florence Metzgar, Stroudsburg R.D. 2.

Funeral services will be at the convenience of the family in the Kresge Funeral Home, Brodheadsville.

Interment will be in Buena Vista Cemetery, Brodheadsville.

Easton Express pg. 24

2/15/1974

Easton PA.

Buena Vista Cemetery, Brodheadsville, Monroe Co., PA

Beers

Howard Allen

 

1/18/1930

10/26/1996

 HOWARD A. BEERS, 66, MASONRY CONTRACTOR, ROSS TWP. OFFICIAL Howard A. Beers Sr., 66, of Saylorsburg, former masonry contractor and Ross Township supervisor, died Saturday at home. He was the husband of Lillian (Faulstick) Beers for 45 years. He owned and operated Howard Beers Masonry Contracting, Saylorsburg, for 33 years until retiring in 1995. He was also a Ross Township Supervisor from 1980-86. Born in Brodheadsville, he was a son of the late Ralph and Beatrice (Hay) Beers. Beers was of the Protestant faith. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. Survivors: Wife; son, Howard Jr., and daughter, Cheryl Ann, wife of W. Todd Henshue, both of Saylorsburg; sister, Florence Metzgar of Stroudsburg; brother, Homer of Brodheadsville, and four grandchildren.

Services: Private. Arrangements by Donald N. Gower Funeral Home, Gilbert. Contributions: American Cancer Society Monroe Unit

Morning Call pg. B-22

10/27/1996

Allentown PA.

 

Beers

Pury Fred

 

10/16/1915

6/6/1987

Pury Fred Beers, 71, of Palmerton R.2, died Saturday in Lehigh Valley Hospital Center. He was the husband of Irene A. (Fehnel) Beers. They observed their 51st wedding anniversary in October. He was employed by the New Jersey Zinc Company, Palmerton, for 43 years before retiring in 1978. He was a former school board director for the Palmerton School District in the early 1950s. He was a member of Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Trachsville. Born in Towamensing Township, Carbon County, he was a son of the late Pury and Matilda (Correll) Beers Sr. Surviving with his wife are four sons, Richard F. of Palmerton R.2, Ronald C. of Hayward, Calif., Raymond A. of Lancaster, Calif., and Terry A. of Deer Lake, Schuylkill County; three daughters, Shirley A., wife of Theodore Wuchter of Bath, and Carolyn F., wife of William D. Andrews, and Patricia B., wife of John T. Cappes, both of Palmerton R.1; two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Switzgable of Palmerton R.2, and Mrs. Irene Frable of Saylorsburg; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the church.

Calling hours will be 7-8:30 p.m. Monday in the Charles H. Campton Funeral Home, 525 Delaware Ave., Palmerton, and 10-11 a.m. Tuesday in the church.

The Morning Call, Page B16

6/7/1987

Allentown, PA

Jerusalem Church Cemetery, Trachsville, Carbon County, PA

Beers

Ralph Jacob

 

1/21/1901

12/22/1969

RALPH J. BEERS

Ralph J Beers, 68, died yesterday in his home at Brodheadsville. Born in Little Gap, he was a son of the late Pury F. and Matilda Correll Beers. He was last employed by Patterson-Kelley Co., East Stroudsburg, retiring six year ago. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Beatrice Hay Beers, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Florence Metzgar, Stroudsburg R.D. 2; three sons, Homer and Howard Beers, both of Stroudsburg R.D. 1, and Ernest Beers, at home; four sisters, Mrs. Florence Borger, Danielsville; Mrs. Irene Frable, Saylorsburg; Mrs. Beatrice Smith, Lehighton, and Mrs. Dorothy Switzgable, Palmerton R.D. 2; two brothers, Luther Beers, Lehighton R.D. 3, and Pury Beers Jr., Palmerton R.D. 2.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Kresge Funeral Home, Brodheadsville. Interment will be in Kellersville Cemetery

The Express pg. 12

12/23/1969

Easton Pa.

Methodist Church cemetery, Kellersville, Monroe Co., PA

Behm

Irwin A.

 

10/23/1911

11/4/1965

Irwin A. Behm; 55; Mertztown R. 1; found dead yesterday, near Topton Fire Co., self-inflicted shotgun wound; employed, Caloric Corp., Topton, 38 years; born Longswamp Township; son of Mahlon and Esther (Schmoyer) Behm, Mertztown R. 1; member, Christ Lutheran Church, Dryville. Survivors: widow, Lottie (Fritz) Behm; parents; daughters, Lois, wife of John Boone, Bowers; Faye, wife of Marvin Stoudt, Topton; sons, Irwin D., Nevin M., both Mertztown R. 1; sisters, Laura, wife of David Miller, Kutztown R. 2; Marie, wife of Clatus Guinther, Mertztown R. 1; Mabel, wife of James DeLong, Bowers; brothers, Harvey, Kutztown R. 2; Victor, Topton; Howard, Mertztown R. 1; six grandchildren.

Earl A. Trexler Funeral Home, 25 E. Weiss St., Topton.

Morning Call pg. 33

11/5/1965

Allentown, PA

 

Behm

Mary Susannah

Adams

8/31/1919

2/9/2006

Mary S. Adams 86; Mertztown; died Thursday, February 9, Lehigh Center; wife of Daniel W. Adams; married 64 years last May; born Longswamp Township; daughter of the late Stanley and Katie (Kerschner) Behm; garment worker, lastly at Schneider Manufacturing, Allentown; earlier at Royal Manufacturing, Alburtis; member, former church school teacher, Christ (Mertz) Lutheran Church, Dryville. Survivors: husband; sons, Ernest D., Pottstown; Roy L., Fleetwood; stepbrother Paul Gangaware, Mertztown; stepsister, Ruth DeLong, Topton; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.

Schmoyer Funeral Home, 8926 Brookdale Road, Breinigsviille.

Morning Call pg B-6

2/11/2006

Allentown, PA

 

Behringer

William H.

 

10/25/1943

6/2/1989

Dr. William H. Behringer, 46, an otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat specialist), of Skillman, N.J., formerly of Allentown, died Friday in St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton, N.J. Behringer practiced in Princeton, N.J., and also was an attending physician at the Medical Center at Princeton. In addition, he was an assistant professor at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, and at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Behringer previously specialized in reconstructive surgery at the Wilmington (Del.) Veterans Administration Hospital. Born in Allentown, he was a son of Myra (Bury) Behringer of New York City and the late Dr. William H. Behringer Jr. He graduated from Franklin and Marshall College and Temple University Medical School. He was a diplomat of the American Board of Otolaryngology. Survivors: Mother; brothers, Lewis of Allentown and Jess of Williamsburg, Va.; sister, the Rev. Janet Grill of Pittsburgh, and Nancy Nemhauser, with whom he resided.

Services: Were Monday in West Windsor, N.J.

Memorial services 11 a.m. Friday, Miller Chapel of Princeton Theological Seminary. Arrangements, Kimble Funeral Home, Princeton.

Morning Call

6/7/1989

Allentown, PA

 

Beiber

Arlene E.

Brobst

1/29/1919

2/4/2004

Arlene J. Brobst, 85, formerly of Emmaus, died Feb. 4 in Phoebe Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Robert E. Brobst. She was a cafeteria manager for the East Penn School District for 35 years before retiring in 1989. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Willard J. and Grace M. (Boger) Bieber. She was a member of the United Church of Christ congregation of Jerusalem Western Salisbury Union Church, Salisbury Township, where she sang with the choir for 58 years and a member of its Senior Saints and Historical Committee. She was past president of the Pennsylvania Schools Food Service Association and a member of the Emmaus Historical Society and Emmaus Senior Citizens. She worked the polls for Upper Milford Township and was named to the Pennsylvania Voters Hall of Fame for 50 years of consecutive voting. Survivors: Son, Dale W.; daughter, Jan F. Roddick of Emmaus; two grandchildren.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday in the church. Call 9:30-10:30 a.m. Monday in the church.

Arrangements, Horace W. Schantz Funeral Home, Emmaus. Contributions: Church building fund.

Morning Call

2/6/2004

Allentown, PA

Western Salisbury Cemetery, Salisbury Township, PA

Beidelman

Minnie Sue

Moser

06/11/1898

1/29/1992

MINNIE S. MOSER

Minnie S. Moser, 93, of 2361 Kemmerer St., Bethlehem, died Wednesday in Leader Nursing and Rehabilitation Center I, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Roy J. Moser. Born in Lower Saucon Township, she was a daughter of the late Francis and Clara (Lerch) Beidleman. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Farmersville. Survivors: Daughters, Alma, wife of Lee Bachman, Ethel, wife of Frank Dutt, and Naomi, wife of Truman Bittenbender, and a sister, Grace Kemmerer, all of Bethlehem; 19 grandchildren and 46 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son Francis.

Services: 11 a.m. Monday,

Lester S. Pearson Funeral Home, 1901 Linden St., Bethlehem. Call 10-11 a.m. Monday.

The Morning Call, Page B08

1/31/1992

Allentown, PA

Memorial Park Cemetery, Bethlehem, Northampton Co., PA

Beil

Susanna

Newhard

05/28/1851

2/18/1932

Mrs. Susanna Newhard, widow of William J. Newhard, died at 4 O'clock yesterday at her home, the residence of her son, Oscar Newhard, 2253 Main St. Northampton, following an Illness from a complication of Ailments, She was aged 80 years. Mrs. Newhart was the daughter of George and Sarah Ehret. Beil and was born at Howertown, She resided in Northampton a greater part of her life and was well know and highly respected. She was a member of the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Northampton and of the ladies aid Society of That Church. She is survived by a son Oscar Newhard, Northampton four grandchildren, Three Great Grandchildren, a brother George T. Beil Of Northampton, and three sisters, Mrs. . Matilda Newhard, of Pennsville, Mrs. Mary Ann Fogelman and Mrs. Pearson of Near Shoenersville.

Funeral Services will be held at her late home Tuesday afternoon at 2 O'clock Rev. A. S. Deibert Officiating, Interment will be made in Greenwood Cemetery, Howertown, Friends may call Monday Evening.

Morning Call

2/19/0000

Allentown, PA

Greenwood Cemetery, Howertown, Northampton Co., PA

Beisel

Jennie V.

Repsher

1892

10/29/1980

After the death of her first husband, Charles Repsher, Jennie re-married Charles Jenkins (1890-1971). Jennie lived at 115 Harding Ave., Pen Argyl, PA. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Pen Argyl.

The Express, pg. 20

10/30/1980

Easton, PA

St. John's Cemetery, Bangor, PA

Beitler

Harry J.

 

11/21/1882

7/27/1931

Harry Beitler, for many years an employee in the coal docks at East Penn Junction, died Monday morning from a complication of ailments at his home in Emaus. He was in his forty-ninth year. Mr. Beitler, born in Berks county, was the son of John and the late Amanda (Wessner) Beitler. He is survived by his father, his wife, Lizzie (nee Meck), five children, Mrs. Herbert Schwartz, Emaus; Loie and Mildred Beitler, Clifford and Bernard Beitler, at home; two brothers, Edwin, of Longswamp, and John, of Perkiomen Junction. There are also two grandchildren to survive him.

The funeral will be held from his late home on Friday at 1:30 p.m.

 Town & Country pg.3

7/31/1931

Pennsburg, PA

 

Beitler

Loie

Heiter

6/25/1911

7/23/2003

Loie J. Hieter; 92; Emmaus; died July 23, Lehigh Center, Lower Macungie Township; wife of the late Woodrow W. Hieter; with husband, owned & operated Hieter's Diner, Emmaus, 17 years, retiring 1978; born Emmaus; daughter of the late Harry & Elizabeth (Meck) Beitler; member, Emmaus Moravian Church; former member, Order of the Eastern Star; past president, Emmaus Nest of Owls auxiliary. Survivors: son, David C., Pickerington, Ohio; daughter, Fay B. Dunbar, Allentown; brother, Bernard, Kutztown; sister, Mildred Willenbecher, Allentown; 8 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; predeceased by son, Woodrow N. Sr.

Horace W. Schantz Funeral Home, 250 Main St., Emmaus.

Morning Call pg. B-9

7/25/2003

Allentown PA.

 

Beltz

Earl M.

 

3/15/1934

11/12/1977

Earl M. Beltz, 43, president of the Lower Nazareth Township Recreation Association, died Saturday in Easton Hospital. He lived in Bethlehem R.D. 1. He was a driver for Chemical Leaman Tank Line, Inc. of Stockertown. Born in Moore Township, he was a son of Mrs. Edith M. Youcum Beltz, now of Easton R.D. 1, and the late Harvey J. Beltz Sr. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife, the former Lorraine M. Moser; two daughters, Mrs. Bonita Charles, Polk City R.D. 1, Fla., and Lori, at home; a son, Earl M. Jr., at home; three brothers, Bruce of Nazareth, Kermit of Edelmans and Leonard of Bath R.D. 1; a sister, Mrs. Clora Heintzelman, Allentown, and three grandchildren.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown. Interment will be in Hope Cemetery, Hecktown.

Express, pg. 8

11/14/1977

Easton, PA

Hope Cemetery, Hecktown, Lower Nazareth Twp., Northampton Co., PA

Benfield

Henry

 

05/01/1838

10/13/1907

Henry Benfield, of near Maple Grove, Longswamp township, died on Sunday morning, of gangrene, aged 69 years. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Edwin Fritch, at home; Mrs. John German, of New Jersey; Mrs. Harry Hensinger, of Allentown.

The funeral will be held on Saturday at 9.30 a.m., with services and burial at Longswamp Church. [obituary, Macungie Progress, Macungie, PA, Thursday, October 17, 1907, page 1] Henry Benfield, of near Maple Grove, Longswamp township, Berks county, died on Sunday of gangrene, aged 69 years. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Edwin Fritch, at home; Mrs. John German, of New Jersey; Mrs. Harry Hensinger, of Allentown.

The funeral will be held on Saturday at 9.30 a.m. with services and burial at Longswamp Church.

Morning Call pg. 5

10/15/1907

Allentown, PA,

 

Benfield

Ida R.

Fritch

05/09/1876

4/18/1928

Death came suddenly and unexpectedly to Mrs. Ida R., wife of Edwin H. Fritch, of Mertztown, R. 1, Longswamp township, on Wednesday at 12.30 o'clock, when she expired from a heart attack. Mrs. Fritch had been ill for some time but her condition was not regarded as critical. She was confined to bed for the past four days. She was born in Upper Macungie township fifty-one years ago, a daughter of the late Henry Benfield and his wife, Rebecca, nee Butz, Benfield. There survive the husband, three sons, Mahlon and Howard, at home, and Charles, of Fleetwood, seven grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. John Gehman, Macungie R. 1, and Mrs. Sallie Hensinger, Allentown.

The funeral will be held on Monday morning at 9.30 o'clock.

Services will be held at the house, Rev. William Meckstroth, pastor of the Reformed wing of the Longswamp church, officiating, and of which congregation Mrs. Fritch was a devoted member.

Further services and interment will be made in the adjoining cemetery.

Morning Call pg. 7

4/19/1928

Allentown PA.

 

Benner

Annie K.

Moyer

11/24/1882

10/11/1968

Moyer.

Annie Keeler, daughter of Milton and Susan (Keeler) Benner, was born in Lower Salford Twp., Pa., Nov. 24, 1882; died at Souderton, Pa., of hardening of the arteries and a series of strokes, Oct. 11, 1968; aged 85 y. 10 m. 17 d. On Nov. 8, 1902, she was married to Benjamin L. Moyer, who died June 18, 1954. Surviving are 3 children (Willis B., Mary-Mrs. Elmer Stover, and Walter B.), 9 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren. one sister (Mrs. Herbert Dengler), and one brother (Harrison). She was preceded in death by one daughter (Martha-Mrs. Willard Bergey). She was a member of the Salford Church.

Funeral services were held at the Eastern Mennonite Home, Oct. 15, with Marvin Anders and Henry Ruth officiating; interment in Salford Church Cemetery.

Gospel Herald

 

 

Salford Mennonite Cemetery, Montgomery Co

Benner

Catherine

Detweiler

04/17/1827

01/31/1893

On the 31st day of January, 1893, in Souderton, Pa., of typhoid pneumonia, Catharine Detweiler, maiden name, Benner, aged 65 y., 9 m., 14 d. She suffered about two weeks. Her remains were buried in the Rockhill graveyard.

Funeral services by Josiah Clemmer, Chr. Allebach and Abel Horning

Herald of Truth , Vol. XXX, No. 5

3/1/1893

 

Rockhill Mennonite Cemetery

Benner

Enos D.

 

10/05/1840

4/7/1911

Enos D. Benner was born Oct. 5, 1840; died of congestion of the brain at Telford, Pa., April 11, 1911; aged 70y. 6m. 6d. He was married to Maria Wiegner May 2, 1868. He leaves a sorrowing companion, 3 sons, 4 daughters, a brother and 5 sisters with many relatives and friends to mourn their loss. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. He will be missed in the home, in the Church and in the community. While we keenly feel our loss, we believe that for him death was eternal gain.

His remains were laid to rest April 17 in Rock Hill cemetery.

Services were conducted in the home by Mahlon Souder and at the church by Jacob Clemens in English and Samuel Detweiler in German. Text, Jno. 11:26.

Gospel Herald

 

 

Rockhill Mennonite Cemetery

Benner

Garret C.

 

4/17/1915

8/5/2002

Garret C. Benner of Rockhill Mennonite Community, Sellersville, formerly of Haycock Township, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2002, in the Health Care Center of Peter Becker Community, Harleysville, where he was a patient for three days. He was 87. He was the husband of Laura E. (Yothers) Benner, w ho died in 1997. The couple was married for 60 years. Born in Skippack, he was the son of the late Joseph and Ellen (Cramer) Benner. Mr. Benner was a self-employed merchant of poultry and lunchmeats, later working for the former C.D. Moyer Co. of Blooming Glen until its closing. His last employment was with Bergey's Inc. of Sellersville. He was a member and one of the founders of Steel City Mennonite Church, Bethlehem. Mr. Benner is survived by three sons, LaVern K. Benner and his wife, Zenta, of Perkasie; Gene Dale Benner and his wife, Connie, of Pennsburg; Richard L. Benner and his wife, Suzanne, of Telford; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Two foster daughters, Shirlann Thomas and her husband, James, and Wilma Boger; one sister, Kathryn Benner of Hatfield; and four brothers, Linford of Souderton, Leon of Harleysville, Joe of Topton, and Willard of Frederick Mennonite Community also survive.

In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Garr et LaMar, on Sept. 9, 2001.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at Rockhill Mennonite Community, 3250 State Road, Sellersville, where friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday. Interment will be in Haycock Mennonite Church Cemetery.

 

 

 

Haycock Mennonite Cemetery, Bucks Co

Benner

Henry S

 

7/24/1907

5/9/1999

Henry S. Benner; 91; formerly Emmaus; died Sunday, May 9, Mosser Nursing Home, Trexlertown; husband of the late Anna L. (Schwoyer) Benner; worked for former Reading Railroad, 47 years, retiring as inspection foreman, 1972; born Upper Milford Township; son of the late Charles C. & Sarah M. (Badman) Benner; member, former councilman, St. John's Lutheran Church, Emmaus; member, People Over 55 Group; former treasurer, Emmaus Senior Citizens; with wife, honored as Mr. & Mrs. Senior Citizen, 125th anniversary of Emmaus, 1984, Emmaus School Stadium; member, Lyons Volunteer Fire Company. Survivors: daughters, Evangeline A., Timonium, Md; Eileen B., wife of Michael Seris, Greeley, Colo.; 2 grandsons. Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, 225 Elm St., Emmaus.

Morning Call pg. B-15

5/12/1999

Allentown PA.

 

Benner

Lewis N.

 

09/13/1895

09/19/1895

Lewis N., infant son of Charles and Emma Benner, aged 6 days, died yesterday forenoon at the home of the parents No. 620 Gordon Street.

Funeral this afternoon.

Interment in West End Cemetery.

 

09/20/1895

 

West End Cemetery, 12Th & Chew, Allentown PA

Benner

Mahlon S.

 

12/22/1866

3/12/1944

Benner.-Mahlon S. son of the late Ephraim and Mary (Swartz) Benner, was born near Souderton, Pa., Dec. 22, 1866; died March 12, 1944; aged 77 y. 2 m. 20 d. He was a member of the Souderton Mennonite Church for many years. He was married to Esther Kratz in 1901. She survives him. Also 3 children survive: Mrs. Ivan Landis, Hatfield, Pa.; Mrs. Jacob Nyce, Elroy, Pa.; and Harry K. Benner, Harleysville, Pa. He was sick only a few days with a kidney ailment, but for many years he had suffered with asthma. He always had a smile and friendly greeting for everyone he met.

Funeral services were conducted at the Souderton Church by Bros. Edwin Souder and Jacob Moyer. Text. Matt. 24:42.

Interment in adjoining cemetery.

Gospel Herald

 

 

Souderton Mennonite Cemetery

Benner

Margaret Heckler

Bishop

07/07/1894

10/18/1974

Bishop, Margaret H. (Benner), daughter of Nathaniel and Amanda (Heckler) Benner, was born at Souderton, Pa., July 7, 1894; died of a heart condition at Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Oct. 18, 1974; aged 80 y. On Dec. 28, 1912, she was married to Nevin (sic...s/b Melvin) A. Bishop, who preceded her in death, April 26 1953. Surviving are 3 sons (Claude, Willard, and Paul), and 2 daughters (Sadie - Mrs. Isaiah Landis, and Elaine). Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She was a member of Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Oct. 17, in charge of Richard Detweiler and David F. Derstine; interment in adjoining cemetery.

Gospel Herald

 

 

Blooming Glen Mennonite Cemetery

Benner

Mary Ann

Reiter

10/04/1851

8/25/1926

Reiter, Mary Ann, 74, 8/25/1926 Mary Ann, nee Benner, wife of Joseph W. Reiter, passed away at her home in Trumbauersville, Wednesday, Aug. 25, aged 74 years. She was a daughter of the late David and Esther Wonsidler Benner and was born in West Rockhill township on October 4, 1851. She is survived by her husband, one son, Franklin B., of Philadelphia, two daughters, Jennie V., wife of Clement Diehl, Quakertown, and Katie M., wife of Dr. E. F. Benner, Salfordville; six grandchildren, one sister, Emma Levy, and one brother, John Benner, both of Trumbauersville. One son preceded her in death. She was married 54 years ago last April.

 

 

 

 

Benzak

Peggy L.

Stephens

11/22/1946

9/19/2010

Peggy L. Benzak, 63, of Linden Avenue, Hellertown, died September 19, 2010. Born in Hellertown, she was a daughter of Grace (Thomas) Benzak, of Hellertown, and the late Emil Benzak. Survivors: With her mother; is a daughter, Rebecca, wife of Warren Austerer, of Portland, ME; a sister, Patricia Strain, of Hellertown; a brother, William Benzak, and his wife, Shirley, of Bethlehem Township; a sister-in-law, Ellen Benzak, of Hellertown; and a granddaughter, Taylor. She was pre-deceased by a brother, Emil Jr.

Services: Will be on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Falk Funeral Homes & Crematory, Hellertown. Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. Contributions: May be made in her memory to the Center for Animal Health & Welfare, 1165 Island Park Road, Easton, PA 18042.

Morning Call

9/22/2010

Allentown, Lehigh Co, PA

 

Berger

Joseph Milton

 

09/23/1886

07/24/1895

Joseph M. Berger, the 8 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Berger died at 7 o'clock yesterday morning at the home of the parents, No. ? Linden Street. Last Thursday, the boy was taken sick and his illness developed into a case of aggravated diphtheria. Notwithstanding that the best medical skill was obtained, Joseph grew worse and after great suffering he died yesterday morning. Deceased was a bright boy. He was the only son and the loss falls heavily upon the parents to whom the Morning Call extends its sympathies.

Berger, In this city, July 24, 1895 of diphtheria, Joseph Milton, only son of Charles F. and Mary I. Berger, aged 8 years and 10 months.

Morning Call

07/25/1895

Allentown, PA

Union-West End Cemetery, Allentown, PA

Bergey

Abraham

 

08/24/1806

06/28/1883

BERGE. - On the 28th of June, in Norristown, Montgomery Co., Pa., of old age and weakness, Abraham Berge, aged 76 years, 10 months and 4 days. His burial took place on the 3rd of July at the Mennonite Church in Worchester Township.

Services were held at the house by Christian B. Allebach, and at the meeting-house by John B. Hunsberry and J B Mensch.

Herald of Truth

 

 

Mennonite Cemetery, Worcester, Montgomery Co

Bergey

Caroline

Moyer

03/25/1856

07/25/1892

MOYER.--On the 25th of July, 1892, in Dublin, Bucks Co., Pa., of consumption, Caroline, wife of John Moyer, aged 36 years, 4 months. She leaves one little daughter and a sorrowing husband to mourn their loss. Buried at the Line Lexington Mennonite church.

Services at the house by John Gross and at the church by John Walter and Henry Rosenberger.

Herald of Truth

 

 

Line Lexington Mennonite Cemetery

Bergey

David B.

 

7/10/1952

5/27/1983

Bergey, David B., son of Norman, Jr., and Elaine (Bergey) Bergey, was born at Sellersville, Pa., July 10, 1952; died at Pottstown Memorial Center, Pottstown, Pa., as a result of a car-truck accident on May 27, 1983; aged 30 y. Surviving are his parents, 4 sisters (Lee Ann Bergey, Susan-Mrs. Dwight Stoltzfus, Faye-Mrs. Edward Landis and Nancy-Mrs. Marvin Meck), 3 brothers (Norman Scott, Dana, and Terry Alan), paternal grandparents (Norman, Sr. and Edna Moyer Bergey), and maternal grandparents (Jonas and Pearl Landes Bergey).

Funeral services were held at Franconia Mennonite Church on May 29, in charge of John Derstine, Clyde Kratz, and Earl Anders, Jr.; interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Gospel Herald

 

 

Franconia Mennonite Cemetery, Franconia Township, Montgomery County, PA

Bergey

Emma R.

Gehman

01/26/1879

3/19/1925

Gehman. - Emma R. Gehman (nee Bergey), beloved wife of William G. Gehman, was born Jan. 26, 1879; died in Sacred heart Hospital, Allentown, Pa., March 19, 1925; aged 46 y. 1 m. 23 d. Cause of death, internal cancer. She left a sorrowful husband, and 7 sorrowful children (3 sons and 4 daughters), the youngest child being 4 years old. Sister Gehman is greatly missed in her home, in the Church, and in the community. We bear this testimony of her life - she had a living faith in a living Christ. The last passage of God's Word she wanted read, but a few hours before her death, was part of John, eleventh chapter, especially verses 25 and 26. Our loss is her gain.

Funeral services over her remains held on March 24, at Bally (Pa.,) Mennonite Church, by Bishops Warren Bean, Noah Mack, Jonas Mininger, Abram Clemmer, A. O. Histand, and the home minister.

Gospel Herald - Volume XVIII, Number 1 pages 14, 15

4/2/1925

 

Hereford Mennonite Cemetery, PA

Bergey

Grace Viola W.

Hackman

9/8/1902

12/21/1991

Hackman, Grace W. (Bergey), 89, Souderton, Pa. Born: Sept. 8, 1902, Harleysville, Pa., to Abram H. and Katie (Wambold) Bergey. Died: Dec. 21, 1991, Souderton, Pa. Survivors-foster daughter: Alma Derstine; sister: Katie Clemens; 7 foster grandchildren, 22 foster great-grandchildren, one foster great-great-grandchild.

Funeral and burial: Dec. 27, Franconia Mennonite Meetinghouse, by Henry L. Ruth, Floyd M. Hackman, and Russell M. Detweiler.

Gospel Herald

 

 

Franconia Mennonite Cemetery

Bergey

Jonas W.

 

7/1/1907

2/1/1995

Bergey, Jonas W., 87, Lansdale, Pa. Born: July 1, 1907, Franconia, Pa., to Jonas and Lizzie Willauer Bergey. Died: Feb. 1, 1995, Sellersville, Pa., of cancer. Survivors - wife: Pearl Landes Bergey; daughters: Elaine L., Marlene L. Stutzman; sister: Elizabeth; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Gerald (son).

Funeral and burial: Feb. 5, Upper Skippack Mennonite Church, by Ray Yoder.

Gospel Herald

 

 

Upper Skippack Mennonite Cemetery, Skippack Township, Montgomery County, PA

Bergey

Maggie H.

Moyer

09/27/1873

6/22/1954

Myers, Maggie H. (Bergey), was born near Telford, Pa., Sept. 27, 1873; passed away June 22, 1954, at the Eastern Mennonite Convalescent Home; aged 80 y. 8 m. 26 d. She was a faithful member of the Souderton Mennonite Church. Her husband preceded her in death Dec. 16, 1927. Surviving are 5 children and one stepdaughter (Stella-Mrs. William Krout; Mrs. Myrtle Force, Santa Fe, N. Mex.; Claude and Elton, of Souderton; Lloyd, Lansdale, Pa., and Henry Washington, D. C.), 19 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the Souderton Mennonite Church, in charge of Jacob Moyer and Elmer Moyer. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Gospel Herald

 

 

Souderton Mennonite Cemetery

Bergey

Mary

Histand

2/11/1911

11/6/1997

Histand, Mary B. Bergey, 86, Souderton, Pa. Born: Feb. 11, 1911, Doylestown, Pa., to Levi R. and Elizabeth Strouse Bergey. Died: Nov. 5, 1997, Souderton, Pa. Survivors - sons: Thomas S. Blake, Timothy B., Leonard B., Lowell B.; sister: Emma Gross; 14 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: William L. Histand (husband).

Funeral and burial: Nov. 11, Doylestown Mennonite Church, by Duane Bishop.

Gospel Herald

 

 

Doylestown Mennonite Cemetery

Bergey

Norman B.

 

4/14/1929

7/17/1984

Bergey.- Norman B., son of Norman L. and Bessie (Bergey) Bergey, was born in Franconia Twp., Pa., Apr. 14, 1929; died suddenly of a heart attack at his home at Telford, Pa., July 17, 1984; aged 55 y. On Sept. 30, 1950, he was married to Elaine L. Bergey, who survives. Also surviving are 4 daughters (Lee Ann-Mrs. Glenn Esbenshade, Faye-Mrs. J. Edward Landis, Susan-Mrs. Dwight Stoltzfus, and Nancy), 3 sons (Norman Scott, Dana B., and Terry Alan), 2 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Henry B. and Lester B.), and 2 sisters (Anna-Mrs. Ernest Derstine and Elva-Mrs. Paul N. Mininger). A son (David) preceded him in death in 1983.

He was a member of Franconia Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on July 21, in charge of Earl Anders, Jr., and Curtis Bergey; interment in adjoining cemetery.

Gospel Herald

 

 

Franconia Mennonite Cemetery, Franconia Township, Montgomery County, PA

Bergey

Norman L.

 

6/3/1904

3/13/2004

Norman L. Bergey‚ age 99, affectionately known to many as "Uncle Norm," died Saturday, March 13, 2004 in the health care center of Peter Becker Community. He was preceded in death by his wife, Verna (Alderfer) Bergey, in 1 988. He was a lifelong resident of Harleysville. Born in Harleysville, he was a son of the late Jacob S. and Maggie (Landis) Bergey. As a young man, Mr. Bergey worked for the former Nyce Post Card Co. in Vernfield and Schoeneman's Clothing Factory in Souderton. In 1926, he began working for the former Harleysville Poultry and Egg Auction, where he became the auction master. In 1940, he began his own poultry auction company, Fogelsville Live Poultry Auctions in Fogelsville, until he sold the firm in 1957. During that time, he was also active with Tri-County Producers Cooperative Association in Center Point, where he became general manager.

He was a founding member of Indian Valley Mennonite Church in Harleysville. Throughout his nearly 100 years of life, Mr. Bergey was active in many civic and community programs. He served as treasurer and president of t he Harleysville Alumni Association. He was active in the formation of t he Harleysville Athletic Association, which built the baseball stadium in Harleysville, which became the Harleysville Community Center. He w as president of the Lower Salford School Board and Souderton Area Joint School Board when it built the Indian Crest and Indian Valley schools and t he additions to the senior high school. He served as board chairman of Frederick Mennonite Home and was on the building committee of Peter Becker Community during various construction projects. He was a member of the Lower Salford Sewer Authority.

He served as secretary and president of the Harleysville Community Center. He was on t he building committee of Harleysville Scouting Center, erecting the first cabin in 1948. Mr. Bergey was the first driver for the Harleysville Fire Company, driving a 1922 Hahn. He served the fire company as secretary and was a charter member of the Harleysville Lions Club, where he was the first president and had 54 years of perfect attendance. He was awarded t he Melvin Jones Fellowship Award, which is the highest honor a Lion's Club member can be given. He also received the Distinguished Citizen of the Year award from the Harleysville Jaycees. He was the grand marshal in t he Country Fair Days Parade.

He is survived by two children, John M. Bergey and his wife, Joan E., of Lancaster and Evanne Luvender of Lansdale; four grandchildren, Kurt Berge y, Krista Holbein, Colleen Hacker and Chad Alan Hacker; and four great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Jacob and Laaden; and a sister, Carrie. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral Wednesday, March 1 7, at 2 PM at Indian Valley Mennonite Church, 190 Maple Ave. in Harleysville, where the family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2 PM. Interment will be in Whitemarsh Memorial Park.

A Celebration of Remembrance will be at 7 PM at the church. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to Peter Becker Community Benevolent Fund, 800 Maple Ave., Harleysville‚ PA 19438. Arrangements are by the Williams-Bergey-Koffel Funeral Home Inc. in Franconia.

The Reporter

3/16/2004

 

Whitemarsh Mem Park, Prospectville

Bergey

Raymond W.

 

11/26/1899

3/6/1983

Bergey, Raymond W., son of Jonas B. and Lizzie (Willover) Bergey, was born in Franconia Twp., Pa., Nov. 26, 1899; died at Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Mar. 6, 1983; aged 83 y. On June 27, 1923, he was married to Katie L. Bergey, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Ray Donald), one daughter (Sadie Catherine-Mrs. David E. Beyer), 6 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, 3 brothers (Amandus, Jonas, and Abraham), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Katie Landis and Elizabeth Bergey).

He was a member of Franconia Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Mar. 9, in charge of Floyd Hackman and Curtis Bergey; interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Gospel Herald

 

 

Franconia Mennonite Cemetery, Montgomery County, PA

Bergey

Ruth

Detweiler

8/19/1909

11/22/1994

Detweiler, Ruth Bergey, 85, Danboro, Pa. Born: Aug. 19, 1909, Doylestown Twp., Pa., to Levi and Lizzie Strouse Bergey. Died: Nov. 22, 1994, Souderton, Pa. Survivors - children: Esther Hall, Elaine Johnson, Betty Ann Tucker, Paul, Robert, Dale, David, Sam, James; sisters: Mary Histand, Betty How e, Emma Gross; 15 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. predeceased by: Samuel H. Detweiler (husband) and Merrill (son).

Funeral and burial: Nov. 2 6, Doylestown Mennonite Church, by Duane Bishop.

Gospel Herald

 

 

Doylestown Mennonite Cemetery

Bergey

Wilmer L.

 

7/4/1900

3/10/1998

Bergey.- Wilmer L., 97, Souderton, Pa., died March 10. Survivors: children Emma Keeler, Eva Nyce, Elva Hange; 21 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 33 great-great-grandchildren.

Burial: March 14 at Franconia, Pa., by Steven Landis, Curtis Bergey and Steve Nyce.

The Mennonite

4/1998

 

Franconia Mennonite Cemetery, Montgomery Co

Berk

Velma L.

Leibenguth

8/16/1925

12/4/1988

Mrs. Velma L. Leibenguth Frey, 63, of 711 Plymouth St., Allentown, died Sunday in Allentown Hospital. She was the wife of Elwood H. Frey and the widow of Albert Leibenguth. A registered nurse, she worked at St. Luke's Hospital before retiring in 1985. She previously was employed for more than 30 years at Allentown Hospital and various hospitals in western Pennsylvania. Born in Kempton, she was a daughter of Florence M. (Bond) Berk of Kempton R.2 and the late William H. Berk. Frey was a member of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Allentown. Survivors: Husband and mother, daughter Sharon, wife of Bruce Hay of Bath; son, Terry J. Leibenguth of Allentown; sister, Mrs. Lila Wennig of Emmaus; brother, Dr. Myron P. of Kimberton, Chester County, and Marvin H. of Kempton R.2; stepson Dr. William H. Frey of Ann Arbor, Mich.; and three grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Thursday,

Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton. Call 10-11 a.m. Thursday.

Morning Call

12/6/1988

Allentown, PA

Fairview Cemetery, Northampton, PA

Bernhard

Anna L.

Heiter

5/5/1906

4/19/1985

Mrs. Anna L. Hieter; 78; 5660 East Texas Road, East Texas; died Friday, Lehigh Valley Hospital Center; widow of Paul E. Hieter Sr.; born East Texas; daughter of the late William C. & Emma C. (Miller) Bernhard; member, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Trexlertown. Survivors: son, Paul E. Jr., East Texas; 2 grandchildren.

Schmoyer Funeral Home, Breinigsville.

Morning Call pg. 114

4/20/1985

Allentown PA.

 

Bernhard

Norman C.

 

5/3/1934

12/29/2003

Norman C. Bernhard Norman C. ''Chuck'' Bernhard, 69, of Allentown, died Dec. 29 in his home. He was married to Betty (Wirth) Bernhard for 50 years last month. He was an organizer, trustee and business agent for Teamsters Local Union 773, Allentown, for 18 years before retiring in 1991, and a past vice president of the Teamsters Retirees. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Harry and Frances (Burgess) Bernhard. He was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Salisbury Township, and the Men of Malvern.

He was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War. He was a champion heavyweight boxer in the Marine Corps and a former boxing trainer in Allentown. He was a past president of the Izaak Walton Rod & Gun Club, Allentown, and the Keystone Hustlers CB Club; former board member of United Way of the Lehigh Valley, and a volunteer for the American Red Cross, March of Dimes and Big Brothers. He was a member of the Lehigh Valley German Shepherd Club; West Side Car Club, Makaha, Hawaii; Blue Angels Car Club; Sertoma and Kiwanis Clubs, both of Allentown; Rifle and Pistol Team, Indiantown Gap, Lebanon County, and the Guthsville and Ontelaunee rod and gun clubs. Survivors: Wife; sons, Randy of Macungie, Rick of Allentown; daughters, Judi Williamson of Orefield, Jane of Bethlehem; sister, Betty Jane Ackerknecht of Whitehall Township; niece and caregiver, Bonnie Mitchell at home; five grandchildren.

Services: Mass, 10 a.m. Saturday in the church. Call 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, 17th and Hamilton streets, Allentown, and 9-10 a.m. Saturday in the church.

Morning Call

12/31/2003

Allentown, PA

 

Best

Amanda C.

Herbst

09/24/1858

11/28/1938

MRS. AMANDA C. HERBST 80-year-old Bethlehem Woman Was Native of Bath

Mrs. Amanda C. Herbst, 80, died Monday morning at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Datesman, 525 Prospect Ave., Bethlehem. She was born in Bath, Sept. 24, 1858, and was a daughter of the late Stephen and Matilda Rader Best. She was a member of the Pro-Cathedral Church of the Nativity. Survivors are her husband, Milton F. Herbst, four daughters, Mrs. G. B. Datesman, Mrs. William Trumbore, Mrs. Ruth Aldinger and Mrs. John H. Miller, all of Bethlehem; two sisters, Mrs. George Bilheimer of Bethlehem and Mrs. John E. Herbst of Easton; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 a.m. Thursday at the residence, 525 Prospect Ave., Bethlehem. Burial will be made in Fairview cemetery.

Moravian Historical Society, Nazareth, PA

11/29/1938

 

Fairview Cemetery, North Bethlehem, Northampton Co., PA

Best

Eva Louisa

Owens

07/16/1891

9/15/1958

Mrs. Eva Louise (nee Best) Owens, 67, wife of Owen R. Owens, 885 S. Railroad St., Walnutport, died Monday in Allentown Hospital where she was admitted September 2, 1958. Mrs. Owens was born in Walnutport, a daughter of the late Louis and Jane (nee Kern) Best. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Slatington. Surviving with her husband are four sons: Paul, Owen and Wilbur, all of Walnutport, and James, Fullerton; three daughters: Ruth, wife of Charles Betz, Allentown and Florence, wife of Kenneth Easterday, and Lorraine, wife of Donald Wotring, both of Bethlehem; 11 grandchildren and a brother Harry Best, Slatington. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Richard and Thomas.

Services will be at 11 a .m. Friday in the George M. Harding Funeral Home, 25-27 N. 2nd St., Slatington. Calling hours will be 7-9 p.m. Thursday.

Morning Call

9/17/1958

Allentown, PA

Union Cemetery, Slatington, Washington Township, PA

Best

Harry W.

 

1929

3/14/1938

Harry H. Best, Jr., 9 year old son of Harry H. and Mary (nee Beer) Best died Monday at the home of his parents, along Walnutport, RD1, near Edgemont Park. He had been an invalid nearly all his life. . Survivors include his parents; two brothers, Paul, Mt. Pocono; Harold of Town. .

Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2:00 from the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton. Interment was made in Fairview Cemetery at Indianland.

Slatington News pg. 5

3/17/1938

 

Fairview Cemetery, Cherryville, Northampton, PA, USA

Best

Nathan

 

02/06/1879

12/12/1927

NATHAN BEST FALLS FROM L. & N. E. BRIDGE

Believed to have lost his balance while crossing the Lehigh and New England bridge over the Lehigh River about a mile below town, Nathan Best, of Lower Walnutport, was found dead on the Lehigh Valley tracks below the bridge. Death was instantaneous. The man who is about 44 years of age wandered from his home Sunday evening and was not heard of until his death was reported. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Jane Best, one brother, Harry, and the following sisters; Mrs. Calvin Andrews, Walnutport, Mrs. William Kohlhepp, Belfast, Mrs. Owen Owens, Walnutport.

Funeral services were held yesterday (December 15) afternoon. Burial was in Union Cemetery, Slatington Rev. C. C. Snyder officiated

 

 

 

Union Cemetery, Slatington, Washington Township, PA

Beyer

Mary R.

Moyer

10/25/1904

8/28/1977

Moyer.- Mary B., daughter of Samuel R. and Lizzie (Ruth) Beyer; was born in Worcester Twp., Pa., Oct. 25, 1904; died of cancer at Valley Forge Medical Center, Norristown, Pa., Aug. 28, 1977; aged 72 y. On July 25, 1970, she was married to Clayton Moyer, who survives. Also surviving are o ne daughter (Betty-Mrs. Newton Moyer), 8 stepdaughters (Evelyn, Grace-Mrs. Walter Mininger, Elizabeth-Mrs. Monroe Miller, Lorene-Mrs. Walter Maust, Sarah-Mrs. Richard Fisher, Susan-Mrs. David Moyer, Mary Jane-Mrs. Way ne Green, and Loretta-Mrs. Larry Moyer), 2 stepsons (Harold and Marvin ), 38 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Ruth Bollinger and Mildred-Mrs. Irwin Allebach), 4 brothers (Lloyd R., Elmer R., Russell R ., and Frank R.).

She was a member of the Salford Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Aug. 31, in charge of John L. Ruth and Henry L. Ruth; interment in Indian Creek United Church of Christ Cemetery, Telford, Pa.

Gospel Herald

10/4/1977

 

Indian Creek (Christ) Ref Cemetery, Telford

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