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Bieber

Benjamin E.

 

02/02/1861

10/22/1947

Benjamin E. Bieber; 86; Main St., Topton; died yesterday at home; born Longswamp township; son of the late Jonas and Annie (Eck) Beiber; wife formerly Mantana Gerhart; retired two years ago; operated general merchandise store, Topton, 55 years; took leading part building present edifice, Trinity Lutheran church; served on church council, named honorary member recently; treasurer, Union cemetery.

Survivors: wife; son Lloyd, Topton; granddaughter, Eleanor; brother, George, Emmaus. Schofer funeral home, Topton. Buried, Union cemetery.

Benjamin E. Bieber; chief burgess, prominent citizen of Topton; owner, proprietor, general store; born on old Bieber homestead, Longswamp township, Berks Co., Pa.; son of Jonas and Annie (Eck) Bieber. Jacob Bieber, grandfather of Benjamin E.; farmer, laborer, Longswamp township; married Susan Keim, born Oley township, Berks Co., Pa.; children: Jonas; Jacob; Susan (m. Samuel Warmkessel); Elizabeth (m. Jacob Long); Hettie (m. a Mr. Weiser); Mrs. Reuben Walb. Jonas Bieber; farmer, shoemaker; married in early manhood to Annie Eck, daughter of Daniel Eck; children: William E.; Benjamin E.; George E. (m. to Annie Geist); Emma (m. to Charles A. Fegley); Elizabeth (m. to Alvin Dunkel); Mary (unmarried); Louisa, twin sister of Benjamin (m. William Weil, who survives her); Susan (m. Henry Slicher); Lillie (m. Jonas O. Weiler). 1886, Benjamin Bieber married Montana Gerhart, daughter of John and Sarah (Romig) Gerhart, the latter a daughter of John and Sallie (Frederick) Romig; one son, Lloyd J., born Oct. 7, 1887; family belongs, Topton Lutheran Church; member, Fraternal Order of Eagles. [Historical and Biographical Annals of PA , 1909, pp. 415-416]

Morning Call

10/23/1947

Allentown PA.

 

Bieber

Edwin L.

 

06/13/1862

2/27/1936

Edwin L. Bieber, farmer and carpenter, died suddenly yesterday morning of cardiac embolism at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin F. Fox, Longswamp, Mertztown R.D. He was 73 years old. He was born in Maxatawny (Berks), the son of the late Daniel and Annie Caroline (Lichtenwalner) Bieber and was twice married. Both wives preceded him in death, Ida Romig, 26 years ago, and Ida E. Reinert, 11 years ago. He was a member of the Knights of Golden eagles, Kutztown; and Knights of Friendship, Topton; and the Lutheran congregation of the Longswamp church. Survivors are his daughter, Mrs. Edwin F. Fox; his son, William, Mertztown, R.D.; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and three brothers and two sisters: Charles, Emaus; Lincoln, Pikeville; William, Reading; Mrs. Daniel Faust, Stony Creek Mills; Mrs. Lucetta Wessner, Kutztown.

Strictly private funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, from the home of his son-in-law and daughter where he had been residing in Longswamp, Mertztown R.D. He will be interred in the Longswamp church cemetery

Morning Call, page 32

2/28/1936

Allentown, PA

Longswamp church cemetery

Bieber

Eleanor M.

 

10/11/1913

11/18/1985

Eleanor M. Bieber; 72; formerly 29 E. High St., Topton; died Monday, Kutztown Manor; music, social studies teacher, Brandywine Heights High School, 21 years, retiring 1976; also taught, Topton School District 1938-55, Cumru Township School District 1935-38; 1935, bachelor's degree, West Chester State University; 1956, master's degree, Columbia University; born Topton; daughter of the late Lloyd J. and Carrie L. (Rohrbach) Bieber; member, Trinity Lutheran Church, Topton; Women's Navy Reserve (WAVES), World War II. Survivors: cousins, uncles.

Schofer Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Topton.

Morning Call pg. B-6

11/19/1985

Allentown, PA

 

Bieber

Ellsworth Harry

 

8/18/1917

7/18/2002

Ellsworth H. Bieber; 84; 407 W. Walnut St., Kutztown; died July 18, Lutheran Home, Topton; husband of the late Lillian C. (Sechler) Bieber; co-owned Kutztown Bottling Works, 25 years, retiring 1986; born Reading; son of the late Harry E. and Mary L. (Reed) Bieber; member, deacon, St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Kutztown; Army veteran, World War II; member, Hoch Balthaser American Legion Post, 480, Kutztown; charter member, adjutant, Geiger Zimmerman Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, Kutztown; instrumental in starting Kutztown Lions Ambulance Association; past president, Kutztown Lions Club, secretary 16 years; recipient, Melvin Jones Lions Club award, Jaycees Outstanding Citizens award; member, Kutztown, Virginville fire companies. Survivors: son, Harry R., Kutztown; daughters, Barbara L. Strunk, Hamburg; Susan M. Barlet, Fleetwood; Mary Anne Hartline, Kempton; brother, Donald F., Kutztown; 4 grandchildren; great-grandchild.

Edward J. Hildenbrand Funeral Home, Kutztown.

Morning Call, page B-10

7/19/2002

Allentown, PA

 

Bieber

Jonas

 

12/12/1829

1/19/1901

Jonas Bieber, aged 64 years, died after a lingering illness at Shamrock and is survived by a widow and the following children: Emma, wife of C. A. Fegely; Elizabeth, wife of Alfred Dankle, Mertztown; Louisa, wife of William Weil, Allentown; Susan, wife of Henry Schlicher, Reading; Mary and William, at home; Benjamin, at Topton, and George, at Emaus. Mrs. Samuel Warmkessel and Mrs. Jacob Long are the only surviving sisters.

Funeral, Thursday forenoon at Mertztown cemetery. Rev. Barnat, of Kutztown, officiating.

Morning Call pg 4

1/22/1901

Allentown PA.

St. Paul's Union Church, Mertztown, PA

Bieber

Lillie

Weiler

06/07/1869

11/10/1937

Mrs. Lillie Weiler of Mertztown R.D. who with her late husband, Jonas O. Weiler, conducted hotels in this section for many years, died at noon yesterday at the Allentown hospital. She was aged 68 years, 5 months and 3 days. Mr. and Mrs. Weiler conducted hotels in Longswamp, Schnecksville, Ringtown and Macungie. Her husband died nine years ago. She was born in Longswamp township, Berks county, a daughter of Jonas and Anna, nee Eck, Bieber. Surviving Mrs. Weiler are these sisters and brothers: Mary Bieber and Mrs. Elizabeth Dankel, Mertztown R.D.; Mrs. Emma Fegley, Northampton; Mrs. Susan Schlicher, Allentown; George Bieber, Emaus and Benjamin E. Bieber, Topton. She was a member of the Lutheran congregation of the Longswamp church.

The funeral will be held at 3:15 o'clock Sunday at the Longswamp Centre hotel, Mertztown R.D. Interment will follow in the Longswamp church cemetery. The Rev. William F. Bond will officiate.

Morning Call pg.7

11/11/1937

Allentown PA.

Longswamp Church, PA

Bieber

Lloyd J.

 

10/07/1887

11/23/1977

Lloyd J. Bieber, 91, formerly of Topton; died Wednesday in Berks Heim, the Berks County home in Bern Township. He was an employee of the Bethlehem Steel Corp. before retiring. Born in Longswamp Township, he was a son of the late Benjamin and S. Mentana (Gerhard) Bieber. Surviving is a daughter Eleanor of Topton.

Services will be at the convenience of the family in the Schofer Funeral Home, Topton. There will be no calling hours.

Morning Call pg. 50

11/25/1977

Allentown PA

 

Bieber

Ruth D. E.

Geist

5/7/1909

2/2/1998

Ruth E. Geist; 88; formerly Breinigsville; died Monday, Feb. 2, Cedarbrook, South Whitehall Township; wife of the late Claude F. Geist; owner, Cliff's Park Kennels, Bethlehem, 12 years, retiring 1974; previously, sewing machine operator, National Underwear Co., Allentown, 32 years; born Upper Macungie Township; daughter of the late William & Mamie (Bailey) Bieber; member, Ziegel's United Church of Christ, Breinigsville. Survivors: daughters, Jeanette Lewis, Hampstead, N.C.; Mrs. Gloria Kahler, Breinigsville; sister, Vivian Kuhns, Reading; brother Herman, Allentown; 7 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great-grandchildren.

Keller Funeral Home, 1018 Church St., Fogelsville.

Morning Call pg. B-6

2/3/1998

Allentown PA.

 

Bieber

William H

 

09/1888

4/3/1944

William H. Bieber, of Longswamp, Mertztown R. 1, died early Monday at his home after a short illness. He was 55 years old. Born in Lower Macungie township, he was the son of the late Edwin and Ida, nee Romig, Bieber. He was employed as a machinist at the Emmaus Stoker Works. Surviving are the following children: Ruth, wife of Claude Geist, Allentown R. 3; Vivian, Allentown, and Seaman Second Class Herman Bieber, in the South Pacific. There are three grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Jenny Fox, Mertztown R. 1.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend services Thursday at 2 p.m. from the DeLong Funeral home, Topton. Interment will be in the cemetery of Longswamp church. Friends may call Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Morning Call pg. 14

4/4/1944

Allentown PA.

 

Biery

Clara L

Erdman

09/25/1874

4/28/1940

Mrs. Clara Erdman; 65; Mertztown; died yesterday at home; widow of Max Erdman; born Shamrock, Berks county; daughter of the late Uriah and Elizabeth (Fegley) Biery. Survivors: sister, Mrs. Eda C. DeLong, Mertztown; step-brother, Samuel Biery, Allentown; step-sister, Capitola Biery, Kutztown.

Morning Call pg. 7

4/29/1940

Allentown PA.

 

Biery

Edith C.

Delong

01/1880

2/3/1946

Mrs. Edna C. DeLong; 66; Mertztown; died yesterday, Allentown hospital; Republican committeewoman, Longswamp township, Berks county; born Shamrock; daughter of the late Uriah and Elizabeth (Fegley) Biery; husband, David W. DeLong, died some years ago; graduate, Moravian College for Women, Bethlehem; member, Longswamp Reformed church, Ladies Aid society. Survivors: son, Bruce D. DeLong, at home; grandchild; nieces, nephews.

Buried, Longswamp church cemetery.

Morning Call pg, 5

2/4/1946

Allentown PA.

 

Biery

Elenora Jane

Isamoyer

03/13/1864

6/20/1902

Nora Biery, wife of George Isamoyer, of Mertztown, died early yesterday morning of typhoid fever, aged 38 years. Her son, Rowland, died five weeks ago of the same disease. No other member of the family is ill with the same disease. Deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Uriah Biery and was born in Longswamp. She was a member of Longswamp Reformed congregation, where interment will be made. She is survived by her husband and the following children: Herbert, Mertztown, and Miss Luella, at home. Also by her father, Uriah Biery and the following brothers and sisters: Miss Cabbie Biery, who has been living with her for a number of years, Samuel Biery, Mrs. Clara, wife of Max Erdman, Allentown; James, Misses Ada and Edythe Biery, of Shamrock.

Morning Call pg. 4

6/21/1902

Allentown PA.

 

Biery

James Elmer

 

09/07/1876

11/22/1931

James Elmer Biery of Mertztown died Sunday night at the Allentown hospital after an illness of complications. He was aged 55 years, 2 months and 15 days. Mr. Biery was born in Shamrock, Pa., the son of Uriah and Elizabeth, nee Fegley, Biery. For many years, he was employed in the Long Valley Rug Mills at Mertztown. He was a member of the Reformed congregation of the Longswamp church. Fraternally he was affiliated with Lehigh lodge, No. 326, F. and A.M., and Mertztown Council, No. 444, O. of I. A. He is survived by his wife, Mae (nee Schwartz) and two sons, Max and James, all at home. The following sisters and brothers also survive: Mrs. Clara Erdman, Mrs. Ada C. DeLong, Mrs. Harry Stahler, of Mertztown; Miss C. Biery and Samuel Biery of Allentown.

The funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from his late home in Mertztown.

Interment will be made in the Longswamp church cemetery.

Morning Call pg. 7

11/24/1931

Allentown PA.

 

Biery

James T.

 

5/14/1919

2/10/1973

James "Ted" Biery; 53; 1732 W. Furnace St., Emmaus; died Saturday, Allentown Hospital; employee, Mack Trucks, Inc., since 1941; husband of the former Mae A. Romig; born Longswamp Township, Berks County; son of the late James E. & Mae S. (Schwartz) Biery; member, Lutheran congregation, Huff's Union Church; Air Corps, European Theater, World War II; charter member, past commander, Shoemaker-Bond VFW Post, Mertztown R. 1. Survivors: widow; daughter Joanne E., at home; brother Max U., Mertztown R. 1.

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

Morning Call pg. 15

2/12/1973,

Allentown PA.

Huff's Union church cemetery

Biery

Max U.

 

12/31/1912

2/19/1978

Max U. Biery; 65; Mertztown R. 2; died Sunday at home; husband of Catharine D. (Deisher) Biery; former tax collector, Longswamp Township, 1944-1956; claims adjuster, state Workmen's Compensation Bureau; director, Mertztown Savings & Loan Association; owner, board member, Crystal Bowl, Inc., Kutztown R. 1; member, Longswamp United Church of Christ, Mertztown R. 2. Survivors: widow; daughters, Barbara A., wife of Jack W. Weaknecht, Mertztown R. 2; Elaine, wife of Terry N. Ziegler, Macungie; 5 grandchildren.

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

Morning Call pg. D-4

2/20/1978,

Allentown PA.

 

Biery

Uriah

 

01/24/1840

7/22/1906

Uriah Biery; 66; died yesterday morning, St. Luke's Hospital; leading iron ore mine developer; prominent in business life of Longswamp township; born Heidelberg township, January 24 1840; son of the late Nathan Biery, whose widow, Mrs. Pollie Biery survives, Guthsville; resided Shamrock for many years; after a severe fire there, moved to Mertztown, built the Hotel Biery; member, Masonic order, Lehigh Lodge No. 326, Allen Chapter, Allen Council, Allen Commandery; member, Reformed wing, Longswamp church; director, Mutual Fire Insurance Co., Lehigh & Berks county; Republican; married three times. Survivors: Elizabeth (Fegley), third wife, survives; children: Samuel, Allentown; Capitola, Mertztown (first wife); James E., Adele, Mrs. David W. DeLong, Mertztown, Mrs. Max S. Erdman, Allentown; brothers and sisters, Walter, Mrs. A. S. Rabenold, Mrs. Caspar Schreiner, Allentown; John, Siegfried; Silas, Emaus; Sylvanus, Orefield; Mrs. Alice Kneppen, Greenville. Buried, Longswamp.

Moring Call pg. 1

7/23/1906

Allentown, PA,

 

Bill

Margaret S.

Hay

1916

2/7/1972

MRS. CLAUDE HAY Mrs. Margaret Hay, 56, Swiftwater, died yesterday at her home. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Jennie Bill, Swiftwater. Survivors include her husband, Claude Hay; a daughter, Mrs. George Hettel, Swiftwater; a brother, Frank Bill Jr., Pocono Summit; three sisters, Mrs. George Hohenschildt, Mechanicsburg; Mrs. Helen Kaminski, Towaco, N.J., and Alice Bill, Pocono Summit, and a grandson.

Private services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow in the Gantzhorn Funeral Home, Tannersville. Interment will be in Tannersville Union Cemetery

The Express pg. 27

2/8/1972

Easton PA.

Tannersville Union Cemetery, Tannersville, Monroe Co., PA

Billman

Charles J.

 

1930

4/19/1992

CHARLES J. BILLMAN Charles J. Billman, 61, of Allentown, died Sunday in Allentown Osteopathic Medical Center. He was the husband of Carrie M. (Keller) Billman. They were married 35 years in November. Billman was a shipping and receiving clerk at Air Products and Chemicals Inc., Trexlertown, for the past 37 years. He was a member of Faith United Church of Christ, Allentown. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Born in Freeland, Luzerne County, he was a son of Betty L. (Davis) Billman of Allentown and the late Charles F. Billman. Survivors: Wife and mother; daughters, Charlene M.B., wife of Scott K. Sherman of Emmaus, and Caron M.B., wife of George S. Lane Jr. of Trexlertown; sister, Jean L., wife of Robert L. Dayton Sr. of Allentown, and two granddaughters.

Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow, Trexler Funeral Home, 1625 Highland St., Allentown. Call 7-8:30 p.m. today.

Morning Call pg. B-6

4/21/1992

 Allentown, PA,

 

Biltcliff

Thomas A.

 

3/21/1905

5/28/1931

Terribly burned over the entire body, Thomas A. Biltcliff, a young resident of Topton, employed by the United Engineering and Construction Co., died Thursday morning in the Reading hospital, in his 27th year. Biltcliff was engaged in cleaning an air compressor on Wednesday morning. He was using gasoline and his clothing caught fire. The crew with which the young man was working was employed on a new gas line construction job between Womelsdorf and Stouchsburg. Other workmen who were nearby at the time the accident happened tried to tear his burning clothing from his body, but they were unable to do so until he had suffered third degree burns.

The young man was a son of Joseph and Hattie, nee Gaunt, Biltcliff, of Meridon, Conn. He has been located in these parts for some time and was employed by the United company. He was united in marriage to Miss Arlene Barto, of High street, Topton, who with his parents, a seven months old son, Thomas, Jr., and the following brothers and sisters, Harold, George, Lester, Ethel and Lillian, survive.

The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 1.30 o'clock, daylight time, from the home of his father and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. John Barto, High street, Topton.

Short services at the house will be followed by continued services in Trinity Lutheran church, Topton. Interment will be made in Longswamp church cemetery.

Morning Call pg. 7

5/29/1931

Allentown PA.

 

Biser

Frank Edward

 

11/15/1896

8/3/1995

Frank E. Biser, 98, formerly of Center Valley, died Thursday in Valley Manor Nursing Center, Coopersburg. He was the husband of the late Rhoda L. (Selwitz) Biser. He worked for Mack Trucks Inc., Allentown, for 15 years before retiring as a maintenance supervisor in 1961. Before that he worked for William F. Gable Co., Altoona.

Born in Fort Worth, Texas, he was a son of the late Harry E. and Ann R. (Rogers) Biser. Survivors: Son, William R. of Center Valley; sister, Emma Lew Branditz of Cranberry Township, Allegheny County; two grandsons and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Madeline Patton.

Graveside services: At convenience of the family, Alto Rest Cemetery, Altoona. Arrangements, Stephens Funeral Home, Allentown.

Morning Call

8/4/1995

Allentown, PA

Alto Rest Cemetery, Altoona, Blair County, PA

Biser

Michael Christopher

 

7/2/1973

3/27/1993

Michael Christopher Biser, 19, of 3 Deerglade Court, Greensboro, N.C., drowned March 27 in the Dan River, Madison, N.C. Born in Fountain Hill, he was a son of Mark and Michele (Rosato) Biser, with whom he resided. He was a graduate of Page High School, Greensboro, and a student at Guilford (N.C.) Technical Community College. He was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Greensboro.

Survivors: Parents; sisters, Nicole Elana and Shannon Yvonne, both at home; paternal grandparents, William R. and Claire Biser of Center Valley; maternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Evelyn Rosato Ryan and Joseph Ryan of Bethlehem, and paternal great-grandfather, Frank E. Biser of Coopersburg.

Mass: Noon Friday in the church. Call 10 a.m. to noon Friday in the church. Arrangements, Forbis and Dick Funeral Service, Greensboro.

Morning Call

5/4/1993

Allentown, PA

Forest Lawn Cemetery, Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina

Biser

William Rodger

 

3/6/1922

7/13/2000

William R. Biser, 78, of Center Valley, died Thursday, July 13, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Claire C. (Craft) Biser. They were married for 53 years this month. He was a cost estimator of fire apparatus and former fire assembly line general foreman of Mack Trucks Inc., Allentown, where he worked for 31 years before retiring in 1981.

Born in Duncansville, Blair County, he was a son of the late Frank E. and Rhoda L. (Selwitz) Biser. He was a 1948 graduate of Lehigh University, earning a degree in mechanical engineering. He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Coopersburg. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, having served as a master sergeant. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7988, Mercantile Fire Company and Citizens Fire Company No. 2, all of Emmaus, and the Mack Retirees.

Survivors: Wife; sons, Mark S. of Greensboro, N.C., and Neal W. of Coopersburg; four grandchildren.

Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Stephens Funeral Home, 1335-37 Linden St., Allentown. Call 9-10 a.m. Saturday. Contributions: Church organ fund or Upper Saucon Emergency Squad, Center Valley.

Morning Call

7/14/2000

Allentown, PA

Cedar Hill Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh County, PA

Bishop

Claude Benner

 

10/12/1913

10/11/2002

Bishop.-Claude, 89, Souderton, Pa., died Oct. 11(2002). Spouse: (1st) Margaret Myers Bishop (deceased); (2nd) Catherine Schaffer Bytheway Bishop (deceased). Parent: Melvin Bishop (deceased). Survivors: children Bruce, Marilyn; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren.

Funeral: Oct. 15 at Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, Souderton.

Gospel Herald

 

 

Blooming Glen Mennonite Cemetery

Bishop

Jacob

 

03/25/1815

03/30/1890

Bishop.-On Sunday evening March the 30th in Blooming Glen, Bucks Co., Pa ., after an illness of several months, Jacob Bishop, aged 75 years and 5 days. He leaves seven children to mourn his loss. May their loss be his eternal gain.

Herald of Truth

 

 

Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, Blooming Glen, Bucks County, PA

Bishop

Paul B.

 

12/7/1919

2/3/1996

Bishop, Paul B., 76, Telford, Pa. Born: Dec. 7, 1919, Souderton, Pa., to Melvin and Margaret Benner Bishop. Died: Feb. 2, 1996, Sellersville, Pa., of heart failure. Survivors-wife: Muriel Swartz Bishop: children: Rebecca Hendricks, Donna Bluemink, Paul Jonathan, David Kent, Alexander Micah; brother and sisters: Claude, Sadie Landis, Elaine; 18 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Nicole Bishop (daughter).

Funeral and burial: Feb. 4, Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, by Truman H. Brunk, Jr., and David A. Stevens.

Gospel Herald

 

 

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

Bishop

William D.

 

01/12/1854

4/25/1922

Bishop.--Bro. William D. Bishop, a well known resident of Blooming Glen, Pa., was born in Doylestown Twp. Jan. 12, 1854. On Oct. 31, 1878, he married Sharon Shaddinger, who preceded him by death Aug. 29, 1911. To this union was born 2 daughters and 1 son. He was a member of the firm of Bishop and Bro. conducting a mercantile business at Blooming Glen, during the last 40 years. April 16, 1916, he was again married to Libbie Moyer, with whom he lived until death. He was an active member of the Blooming Glen congregation for many years, and one of the promoters of the Sunday school. His health had been failing for about 2 years after being confined to his bed for a week by heart failure, the Lord called him home. He died April 25, 1922; aged 68 y. 3 m. 16 d.

He was the first one to die in a family of seven children whose ages range from 60 to 80 years. He is survived by his widow, and her children; Florence, wife of Wm. M. Moyer, Cora, wife of John K. Gulick; and Walter S; also by 2 brothers and 4 sisters (Mary Ann Stout, Sophia Swartly, Jos. D., Sallie, wife of Henry H. Moyer, Howard D., and Amanda, wife of Pre. I. Frank Swartz). He was buried May 2, 1922.

Services and interment in Blooming Glen, Pa. Bros. Wilson R. Moyer and Jacob C. Clemens, officiating. Text, Rev. 2:10.

Gospel Herald

 

 

Blooming Glen Mennonite Cemetery

Bissey

Lizzie Viola K.

Moyer

4/26/1907

3/19/1969

Moyer, Lizzie Viola K., daughter of James and Susan (Kinsey) Bissey, was born at Telford, Pa., Apr. 26, 1907; died at Valley Forge Heart and Medic al Center, of myocardial infarction, Mar. 19, 1969; aged 61 y. 10 m. 21 d. On May 1, 1926, she was married to Clayton C. Moyer, who survives. Also surviving are 10 children (Evelyn, Grace - Mrs. Walter Mininger, Harold, Elizabeth - Mrs. Monroe Miller, Lorene - Mrs. Walter Maust, Marvin, Sarah - Mrs. Richard Fisher, Susan - Mrs. A. David Moyer, Mary Jane - Mrs. Wayne Green, and Loretta - Mrs. Larry Moyer), 25 grand children, and 10 brothers and sisters (Luella - Mrs. John Hangey, Lilli an - Mrs. Preston Moyer, Sue Etta - Mrs. Curtis Shoemaker, Emma - Mrs. Paul Frederick, Esther - Mrs. Franklin Hendricks, Harry Bissey, Mrs. Verna High, Arlene - Mrs. Wilmer Martin, Valeria - Mrs. Willard Krupp, and Elva - Mrs. Robert Nice). She was preceded in death by one child (Lavern). She was a member of the Salford Church, where funeral services were held Ma r. 23, with Henry Ruth and Willis Miller officiating; interment in Indian Creek United Church of Christ Cemetery.

Gospel Herald

 

 

Indian Creek (Christ) Ref Cemetery, Telford

Bitner

Gladys L.

Dreisbach

 

3/29/2005

Gladys L. Dreisbach Gladys L. (Bitner) Dreisbach, 81, formerly of Emmaus, died March 29, 2005, in Reno, Nev. She was the widow of the late Clifford F. Dreisbach. Born in Quakertown, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Martha J. (Walker) Bitner. She was proprietor of Emmaus Jewel Shop for 54 years before retiring in 2000. She was a former member of Emmaus Moravian Church. She was a member of the former Emmaus Chamber of Commerce, a charter member of the Emmaus Soroptimist Club, served on the board of directors of the Pa. Jewelers Association, was one of the organizing stock members of East Penn Bank and was named Jeweler of the Year in 1988.

Survivors: Son, John R. and his wife Penny Dreisbach of Reno; daughter, Susan Stump of Kempton; brothers, Gerald Bitner of Telford, Paul Bitner of Telford, Donald Bitner in Texas; sisters, Anna Mary Osipower of Daytona Beach, Fla., Dorothy Knieriem of Orlando, Fla.

Services: memorial, 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2005, Schantz Funeral Home Inc., 250 Main St., Emmaus. Friends may call 9:30-11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Interment in Emmaus Moravian Cemetery. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to New Life Lutheran Church, 6804 Weiss Rd., New Tripoli 18066 or Emmaus Public Library, 11 E. Main St., Emmaus 18049.

Morning Call

4/1/2005

Allentown, PA

Emmaus Moravian Cemetery, Emmaus, PA

Bittenbender

Truman Milton

 

07/06/1898

9/28/1972

Truman Bittenbender, 74, Gracedale Superintendent Truman M. Bittenbender, 74, of 3100 William Penn Highway, Palmer Township, a former superintendent of Gracedale, Nazareth R.D. 1, died this morning in Easton Hospital where he was admitted Monday. Mr. Bittenbender was an accountant and was formerly secretary, treasurer and manager of the Farm Bureau Cooperative Association in Allentown. He was a justice of the peace in Lower Nazareth Township 31 years.

Born July 6, 1898, in Hecktown, Lower Nazareth Township, a son of the late William and Mary Fox Bittenbender, he lived there until seven years ago when he moved to Palmer Township. He was a graduate of Bethlehem Business College. He was a member of the Hecktown Odd Fellows. Survivors include a son, Truman, Bethlehem; a daughter, Mrs. Ward Kunkel, with whom he resided, and nine grandchildren.

The funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Joseph F. Reichel Funeral Home, Nazareth. Interment will be in Hope Cemetery, Hecktown.

Express, pg. 44

9/28/1972

Easton, PA

Hope Cemetery, Hecktown, Northampton Co., PA

Blacker

Louisa

Ueberroth

05/12/1869

12/27/1939

MRS. ALFRED UEBERROTH

From effects of a fractured hip suffered in a fall three weeks ago, Louisa, nee Bleicher, wife of Alfred Ueberroth, 510 Broadway, died at St. Luke's Hospital, Wednesday, 11:30 p.m., aged 70 years, 7 months and 15 days. Due to diabetes, her left leg was amputated. She was born at Friedensville, May 12, 1869, a daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Sigmund Bleicher. She was married to Mr. Ueberroth by the late Rev. William F. Schoer, then pastor of the St. Peter's Lutheran Church. She had been living on the South Side nearly all her life. Surviving her are her husband, two sons, David of Bethlehem and Arthur of Newark, NJ, these daughters, Mrs. Charles Miller, Mrs. Raymond Transue of Bethlehem, and Mrs. Harold Bright of Fountain Hill; a sister Mrs. Catherine Hoeppner, Bethlehem and ? grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at the Broadway residence on Monday at 2 p.m., followed by burial in Fountain Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Corson C. Snyder will officiate.

 

 

 

Fountain Hill Cemetery., Fountain Hill, Bethlehem, Salisbury Twp., Lehigh Co., PA

Blank

Betty J.

Hertzog

7/7/1926

10/19/1987

Mrs. Betty J. Hertzog; 60; 22 W. School St., Alburtis; died Monday, Lehigh Valley Hospital Center; wife of Carl W. Hertzog; worked in housekeeping department, Cedarbrook, South Whitehall Township, past 14 years; born Upper Macungie Township; daughter of the late Harold Sr. & Goldie (Smith) Blank; member, Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, Alburtis. Survivors: husband; sons, Alan M., Alburtis; Dennis C., Allentown; Glenn D., Dale R., both at home; daughters, Kay C., wife of Albert Balascak, Emmaus; Judy A. Meyers, Alburtis; Linda D., wife of William DeLong, Donna L. Hertzog, both Allentown; brothers, Carl, Macungie R 1.; Robert A., Allentown; Ronald, Alburtis; sisters, Fern, wife of Bruce Romig, Shirley, wife of Robert Mader, both Alburtis; Janet, wife of Henry Bernhard, Sassamansville, Montgomery County; 9 grandchildren.

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

Morning Call pg.B-6

10/20/1987

Allentown, PA

 

Bleam

Harriet E.

Yons

06/20/1886

12/14/1972

Mrs. Harriet E. Yons; 86; formerly Coopersburg; died Thursday, Lutheran Home, Topton; widow of Charles F. Yons, who died in 1970; born Haycock Township, Bucks County; daughter of the late John W. & Amanda (Althouse) Bleam; member, Apples New Jerusalem Church, Leithsville.

Survivors: daughter Alma, wife of Donald Reber, La Grange, Ill.; son Russell J., Coopersburg R. 2; 5 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren.

Willard L. Gruver Funeral Home, main & Oxford streets, Coopersburg.

Morning Call pg. 20

12/16/1972

Allentown Pa.

Union Cemetery, Hellertown, Lehigh co, PA

Blocher

Clarissa "Clara"

Mickley

02/21/1860

8/5/1920

SUDDEN DEATH OF MRS. JOHN MICKLEY

Family Thought Gettysburg Woman Was on Road to Recovery

While her family had gone downstairs to dinner safe in the thought that her condition was improving, Mrs. John A. Mickley, sixty years old, of Chambersburg street, died suddenly from cerebral embolism at 1:00 o'clock on Thursday. Mrs. Mickley was taken ill last Friday and Wednesday her condition became so serious to procure the attention of two local physicians. With the crisis passing during the night the member of her family thought she would recover and received a sad shock by the sudden ending. Biglerville was the birth place of Miss Clara Blocher, the maiden name of Mrs. Mickley, who when but a small child moved to Bendersville with her parents. While living in Bendersville in 1876, she became the wife of John A. Mickley, who lived there at the time. Mr. and Mrs. Mickley then moved to Cashtown prior to coming to Gettysburg where they have resided for a number of years. She is survived by her husband, John A. Mickley; one son, Guy Mickley, Chambersburg street; one daughter, Mrs. Milton Fugitt, who lives at the Playground, one brother, Banks Blocher: and one sister, Miss Ella ). Blocher, Washinton.

Funeral services will be held at her late home Sunday afternoon at two o'clock, conducted by Dr. J. B. Baker.
Interment in Evergreen cemetery.

Star and Sentinel pg.13

7/17/1920

 

Evergreen cemetery

Bochniak

Michael

 

6/24/1910

1/7/1999

Michael Bochniak, 88, of Coopersburg, died Thursday, Jan. 7, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Katherine (Shabot) Bochniak. They were married for 61 years last March

 

 

 

 

Bollinger

Jacob J.

 

07/13/1859

11/10/1928

Jacob Bollinger, 69 years old, of 220 Linden Street, for more than 46 years and an Engineer on the Central Railroad of New Jersey, died Saturday Morning at 7:45 o'clock of complications in the Sacred Heart Hospital, where he had been ill since last Monday morning. He had been in poor health for the past month. Mr. Bollinger entered the service of the Central Railroad of New Jersey on June 12, 1880, and worked continuously for the company until November 30, 1926, when he was a warded a pension. He had been a member of Brotherhood of Railroad Engineers, and also of Christ Reformed Church, in this city. He was born near Siegfried's, in what is now known as Northampton. He lived in the first ward of this city since 1901. His wife was Rosie, Nee Newhard, she preceded him in death on October 12, 1924. The survivors are a daughter, Annie, wife of Charles Eltz, with whom deceased had lived; two sisters, Annie, wife of Charles Hills, of Northampton, and Mary, wife of Frank Ginkinger, of Nazareth, and a brother, Alfred, of Corona, L. L. a brother and sister preceded him in death.

Morning Call

11/11/1928

Allentown, PA

Fairview Cemetery, Northampton, Northampton Co., PA

Booth

Bessie Lula

Bachert

01/19/1877

7/29/1964

Mrs. Bessie Bachert Died At Age of 87

Mrs. Bessie Lula Bachert, 87, of 430 E. Broad St. died last evening at 6:30 o'clock at Rest Have, Schuylkill Haven, where she had been a patient since July 7. Ill for several years, she had been hospitalized at Coaldale State General Hospital from June 18, until her admission at Rest Haven. Born in Shamokin, she lived in Tamaqua, all of her lifetime and was the daughter of the late William and Jane Morgan Booth. Her husband Norman Bachert preceded her in death in 1929. She was a member of the Primitive Methodist Church, the Dorcas Society, Missionary Society, the Sunday School Class of Mrs. Thomas L. Davis, Sr., all of the church and the Daughters of America. Surviving are two daughters, Gladys, wife of Stanley Shire, 430 E. Broad St., with whom she resided, and Mrs. Jane Dettra, Philadelphia; three grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. She was the last member of her immediate family.

Thomas L. Davis, Jr. is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Tamaqua Evening Courier

 

 

Odd Fellows Cemetery, Tamaqua, PA

Borrell

Agnes Ellen

Fenstermacher

07/20/1883

9/20/1975

Mrs. Agnes E. Fenstermacher; 92; Kutztown R. 1; died Saturday, Hassler Home, Cumru Township, Berks County; widow of Howard J. Fenstermacher, who died 1940; born Longswamp Township; daughter of the late Jacob A. & Rebecca E. (Trout) Borrell; member, Lutheran congregation, Zion (Maxatawny) Union Church. Survivors: daughters, Mrs. Helen M. Gauker, with whom she lived; Carrie M., wife of George S. Hertzog, Topton; 7 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren.

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

Morning Call pg. 8

9/22/1975

Allentown, PA

Maxatawny cemetery

Bortz

Edwin Franklin

 

08/10/1897

3/8/1982

Edwin F. Bortz; 84; 125 W. Franklin St., Topton; died Monday, at home; husband of the late Edna M. (Grim) Bortz, late Helen D. (Helbert) Bortz; sprayer, Caloric Corp., Topton, retiring 1962; born Upper Macungie Township; son of the late Alvin L. and Sarah A. (Stevens) Bortz; veteran, World War I, World War II. Survivors: three daughters, Mrs. Carol S. Esterly, Kutztown; Doris, wife of Michael W. Krick, Topton; Diane M., wife of Dennis L. Grim, Mertztown R. 2; five grandchildren.

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

Morning Call pg. B-6

3/9/1982

Allentown, PA

Longswamp UCC Cemetery

Bortz

Edwin Henry

 

12/15/1874

7/16/1935

Three hours after he was admitted to the institution, Edwin Henry Bortz, of Weiss street, Topton, passed away Tuesday afternoon at 1.55 o'clock in the Allentown hospital, aged 60 years, 7 months and 2 days. Death was due to complications. Mr. Bortz was born in Upper Saucon township, Lehigh county, a son of the late Edwin H. and Anaba, nee Schubert, Bortz. He was employed at the Topton Foundry company for many years. He was a member and trustee of the Lutheran congregation of Ziegel's church, Washington camp, No. 172, of Topton, and the Pioneer grange, No. 1717, of Topton. Surviving are his wife, Cora T., nee Knerr, four children, Mrs. Clarence Sittler, Allentown; Willard, of Belvidere, N.J., and Marian and Dorothy, both at home; one grandson and the following brothers and sisters: Ida Reiss, Springtown; Elvesta Boyer and Ella Fluck, both of Emaus; Mary McNabb, Allentown; Ezekiah Bortz, Butztown, and William Bortz, Allentown R. 2.

The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon. Brief services at the house at 2 p.m., D.S.T., will be followed by services in Ziegel's church. Rev. J. F. Keller, Fogelsville, and Rev. Donald Englert, of Mertztown, will officiate. Interment will be made in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the home Friday evening from 7 to 9 o'clock.

 Morning Call

7/17/1935

Allentown, Lehigh Co, PA

 

Bortz

Elizabeth K.

Hill

11/16/1906

1/23/1992

Elizabeth H. Hill; 85; 315 Lyman Ave., Womelsdorf, Berks County; died Thursday at home; wife of the late Howard Hill; born Fredericksville, Berks County; daughter of the late Charles & Hettie (Gressley) Bortz; member, Alsace Lutheran Church, Reading. Survivors: daughter, Mae McNear, Womelsdorf; sons, Albert, Reading; Charles, Reading; James, Birdsboro, Berks County; sisters, Carrie Miller, Linfield, Montgomery County; Margaret, wife of Harry Fritz, Macungie; 11 grandchildren; 11 great- grandchildren.

Mae A. Stump Funeral Home, 117 W. Main St., Fleetwood.

Morning Call pg. B-8

1/24/1992

Allentown PA

 

Bortz

Elsie E.

Stone

1887

11/21/1940

Mrs. Elsie E. Stone; 53; 1317 Hickory St., Allentown; wife of George W. Stone; died 9:15 last night, Allentown hospital; born Longswamp township, Berks county; daughter of the late William H. and Louisa Bortz; member, Zion Reformed church, New Temple chapter, O.E.S. Survivors: husband; cousin, Mrs. Laura Kurtz, Allentown.

The Morning Call, page 34

11/22/1940

Allentown, PA

Greenwood Cemetery, Allentown

Bortz

Ferne G.

Haldeman

1924

10/12/2002

Ferne G. Haldeman, 78, died Oct. 12 in Phoebe Home, Allentown, where she resided. She was the wife of the late Arthur C. Haldeman. She was a secretary for the South Whitehall Township tax collector for 29 years. Born in Cetronia, she was a daughter of the late Ira E. and Florence A. (Dorney) Bortz. She was a member of Cedar Lutheran Church, Cetronia. She was a past member of Cetronia Fire Co. auxiliary. Survivors: Daughter, Linda K. Beck of Santa Rosa, Calif.; brothers, Kenneth W. of Allentown, Gerald H. of Swiftwater; sister, Christine Wagner of Allentown; two granddaughters, three great- granddaughters. She was predeceased by a daughter, Diane L. Kuhnsman, in 1994.

Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday in the church. Call 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Trexler Funeral Home, 1625 Highland St., Allentown, and 10- 11 a.m. Wednesday in the church.

Morning Call

10/13/2002

Allentown, PA

 

Bortz

Hannah

Fenstermacher

07/02/1830

2/27/1920

Hannah Fenstermacher died on Friday at the home of her son, Oliver Fenstermacher, at Ringtown, near Topton, and was eighty-nine years of age. Her husband, four sons and three daughters preceded her in death. She is survived by two sons: Oliver, at home, and Frank, of Pottstown; one daughter, of this city; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Rev. Meckstroth will conduct the funeral services from her late home on Tuesday morning at 9.30 o'clock at the house, with further services in the Longswamp church and interment in the cemetery adjoining.

Morning Call pg. 18

2/28/1920

Allentown PA

 

Bortz

John A

 

09/26/1864

7/17/1941

John A. Bortz, who for many years was a farmer on land that is now a part of the Lehigh Country club, died yesterday afternoon at his home, the residence of his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Sassaman Weidner, East Macungie. He was 76 years old. Death was the result of a stroke he suffered two weeks ago. Born in Lehigh county, Mr. Bortz was a son of the late Elias and Hettie, nee Stauffer, Bortz. With his parents, he lived on the former A. M. Kemmerer farm, along the Little Lehigh, for 28 years, and then was tenant farmer for Amos Weida. He retired four years ago. He was a member of the Lutheran congregation of the Longswamp church and fraternally was affiliated with Camp 398, P.O.S. of A. of Emmaus. Surviving is his sister, Mrs. Sassaman Weidner, with whom he resided.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. daylight saving time at the Weidner home. Rev. William F. Bond D.D. will officiate. Interment will be in the Longswamp church cemetery. Friends may call Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Morning Call pg. 7

7/18/1941

Allentown PA.

 

Bortz

Miriam F.

Hirsch

6/23/1911

1/26/1981

Mrs. Miriam Hirsch; Bally; died Monday, Reading Hospital; wife of Willard Hirsch; born Allentown; daughter of the late Edwin & Cora (Knerr) Bortz; school teacher, over 32 years; last employed by Boyertown Area School District, retiring 1965; previously taught, Bally Borough School District, Diehl School, Washington Township, Berks County, 22 years; member, Hereford Mennonite Church, Bally; past worthy matron, Faith Chapter 444, Order of the Eastern Star, Boyertown. Survivors: husband; sister Gertrude, wife of Clarence Sittler, Allentown. L. W. Ott

Funeral Home, 111 N. Reading Ave., Boyertown.

Morning Call page B-7,

1/27/1981

Allentown, Lehigh Co, PA

 

Bortz

Perma H

 

04/14/1890

08/15/1890

Died. BORTZ. In Allentown, Aug. 15, 1890, Permie H. R., infant daughter of William H. and Louisa Bortz, aged 4 months and 6 days. Buried at Longswamp Church, last Sunday.

 Macungie Progress pg.4

8/21/1890

Macungie, PA

 

Bortz

Verna Catherine

Hinkle

5/7/1909

7/18/1990

Mrs. Verna C. Hinkle; 81; formerly Fleetwood; died Wednesday, Berksheim, Bern Township, Berks County; widow of Edwin H. Hinkle; born Longswamp Township; daughter of the late Charles D. and Hettie A. (Gressley) Bortz. Survivors: daughters, Madelyn C., wife of Robert F. Lutz, Reading R. 2; Faye E., wife of Michael Stepsie, Kutztown; sons, Dennis E., Reading; Edwin H. Jr., David L., both Fleetwood; sisters, Mrs. Carrie Miller, Linfield, Montgomery County; Mrs. Elizabeth Hill, Wernersville, Berks County; Margaret, wife of Harry Fritz, Macungie; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

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

Morning Call pg. B-7

7/27/1990,

Allentown PA

 

Bortz

William H.

 

08/28/1861

8/26/1933

William Bortz of Allentown Route 5, died yesterday afternoon at the Allentown hospital after a long illness. He resided for many years with his sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Sassaman Weidner, near Weida's mill.

Funeral arrangements have not as yet been completed.

Suffering for two months from a complication of ailments, William Bortz, son of the late Elias and Hetty, nee Stauffer, Bortz, died on Saturday at the Allentown hospital. He was 71 years of age. After the death of his wife some years ago, Mr. Bortz took up residence with his son, John, Allentown R. 5. Surviving him are the following: one daughter Elsie, of Allentown; one brother, John, Allentown R. 5, and two sisters, Mrs. Sassaman Weidner, of Allentown R. 5, and Mrs. Charles H. Hiskey, of Allentown.

Funeral services will be held at the home of his son on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., D.S.T., with continued services and interment at the Longswamp church.

Morning Call pg. 7

8/28/1933

Allentown PA.

 

Bower

Emma C.

Moyer

1/10/1904

6/25/1965

Moyer, Emma C., daughter of Aaron R. and Lizzie Ann (Cassel) Bower, was born at Harleysville, Pa., Jan. 10, 1904; died of heart failure at her ho me in Saxtons River, Vt., June 25, 1965; aged 61 y. 5 m. 15 d. On June 2 4, 1922, she was married to Laaden A. Moyer, who survives. Also surviving are 4 daughters (Arlene - Mrs. Merrill Clemmer, Mildred, Lorraine - Mrs. Eugene Chaffin, and Gladys - Mrs. Samuel Nyce), one son (Walter), 18 grandchildren, 3 sisters (Mrs. Edith Beidler, Mrs. Preston Halteman, and Mrs. Horace Moyer), and 2 brothers (Aaron and Harvey). She was a member of the Bartonsville Church, where funeral services were held June 27, in charge of James Millen and Kenneth Benner.

Further services were held at the Franconia Church, June 29, in charge of Curtis Bergey and Kenneth Benner; interment in Franconia Cemetery.

Gospel Herald

 

 

Franconia Mennonite Cemetery, Montgomery Co, PA

Bower

Isabella

Brensinger

04/30/1860

7/24/1923

Isabelle, widow of John Bleiler, of Topton, died yesterday morning in the Allentown hospital. Death was due to complications following an operation. Mrs. Bleiler, who was 63 years of age, was admitted to the hospital about a week ago. Her husband preceded her in death four years. She was born in Richmond, Berks county, the daughter of Henry and Hannah (Boyer) Bauer. She is survived by the following children: Eugene and Thomas, at home; John, Hancock; Mrs. J. H. DeLong, Easton; Mrs. George Missmer, Lebanon; Mrs. Howard Dearolf, Hill Church. A brother Samuel and a sister, Mrs. Alice Wolfgang, also remain, but their whereabouts are not known. Fourteen grandchildren also survive.

The funeral will be held from her late home in Topton Saturday at 1.30 o'clock, with Rev. W. H. Kline officiating. Interment will be made in the Union cemetery, Topton.

Morning Call pg. 16

7/25/1923

Allentown PA.

 

Bowman

Maria

Kolb

12/08/1839

5/17/1921

Kolb.-Maria Bowman Kolb, second daughter and sixth child of the late Elias and Polly (Clemens) Bowman, was born near Breslau, Ontario, on the old Bowman homestead now occupied by Simon Baer, on Dec. 8, 1839; died at her home now occupied by her youngest son Titus, near Kitchener, Ont., May 17, 1921.

Of a family of fourteen children, she was the last survivor, and had also reached the highest age, having attained the ripe age of 81 y. 5 m. 7 d. On July 5, 1857, she was married to Jacob Ziegler Kolb, who for forty-five years was deacon in the Mennonite Church at Kitchener and Breslau, and who predeceased her on June 3, 1919, at the ripe age of over 87 years, thus having enjoyed with him over 63 years of married life. Of their seven children, five survive, Polly and Simon having died when but four and two years old respectively. Those living are Leah (Mrs. Moses B. Betzner), Abram B., Elias B., Aaron C., and Titus L.

She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 69 nieces and nephews. She always exercised a particularly charitable spirit toward those who had in some way met with misfortune, and in addition to her own family she also reared five other children, John Ziegler, Fanny Beasley Pender, Allie Stengel, George Wenger, and John Carey; besides providing a home for her aged Uncle, Abraham Clemens, and a friendless man, Karl Rose, who lost his family shortly after arriving from Germany. Though in frail health for some years prior to her last illness, having suffered from no less than four paralytics strokes, she retained her mental faculties to a remarkable degree for one of her age, and corresponded with her absent children regularly until within about a month of her death.

She was laid to rest in the cemetery adjoining the First Mennonite Church of Kitchener.

Funeral services were conducted by Oscar Burkholder, assisted at the home by M. H. Shantz, and at the church by U. K. Weber.

Gospel Herald

 

 

First Mennonite Ch Cemetery, Kitchener

Boyer

Albert F

 

1875

10/22/1947

Albert F. Boyer, 72, retired farmer of Fleetwood R. 1, died Wednesday at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Russel A. Boyer, Mertztown. He was the husband of the late Mrs. Hettie (Barroll) Boyer. Born in Richmond township, he was the son of the late Joel and Sarah (Frey) Boyer. Surviving are the following children: Bertha, wife of Herbert Miller, Fleetwood R. 2; Sadie, wife of Frank Haines, Reading; Victor J., Topton; Russell A., Mertztown; William J., Kutztown R. 2, and Katie, wife of Clayton Reed, Fleetwood R. 2. Also surviving are 22 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and three brothers, Henry Boyer, Kempton; Joel Boyer, West Leesport R. 1, and Morris Boyer, Fleetwood R. 3.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in the DeLong and Trexler funeral home, Topton. Further services in St. Paul's chapel, Fleetwood, with Rev. William H. Kline officiating. Interment will be in St. Paul's cemetery, Fleetwood.

Morning Call pg. 7

10/24/1947

Allentown PA.

 

Boyer

Victor J.

 

9/8/1902

11/1/1975

Victor J. Boyer; 73; Longswamp Township; died Saturday at home; foreman, Tool & die department, Caloric Corp., Topton, 40 years, retiring 1967; husband of Hilda M. (Haas) Boyer; born Maidencreek Township; son of the late Albert F. & Hettie L. (Borrell) Boyer; member, St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Topton. Survivors: widow; daughter Shirley, wife of Robert Daumer, Barto R. 1; brothers, Russell A., Fleetwood; William J. Kutztown R. 3; sister Katie, wife of Claytons S. Reed, Fleetwood; 5 grandchildren.

Trexler & Hook Funeral Home, Topton.

Call-Chronicle pg. D-8

11/2/1975

Allentown, PA

 

Brader

Harry Edward

 

02/18/1881

4/27/1944

Harry E. Brader, 63, of Butztown, died Thursday at his home, following 1 year illness. A carpenter, he was born in Queens County, Maryland. He is survived by his wife, the former Florence Frankenfield; a son, Ray F. of Easton RD #3; a daughter, Mrs. Robert Pearson of Butztown; 2 grandchildren; 2 brothers, William of Bethlehem, and Paul of Bethlehem RD #1; 2 sisters, Mrs. Raymond Buss of Bethlehem, and Mrs. Arthur Fox of Easton. He was a member of Christ Evangelical & Reformed Church of Bethlehem and Woodmen of the World.

Easton Express, page 28

4/28/1944

Easton, PA

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

Brandis

Katie Emma

Long

03/17/1885

8/25/1942

Long. - Katie Emma, daughter of William and Joanna Augusta (Brinkman) Brandis, was born March 17, 1885; died after a brief illness due to cerebral hemorrhage Aug. 25, 1942; aged 57 y. 5 m. 8 d. She was united in marriage to Charles Long Nov. 24, 1902, who survives her with the following children: Mamie (wife of Walter Lapp), Chalfont; James of Sellersville; Clifford of Woxall; Walter of Souderton; Alverda (wife of Titus Landis) of Elroy; Russel and William of Telford. There also survive 5 grandchildren, 3 sisters, and 2 brothers. She had been a faithful member of the Line Lexington Mennonite Church. She had a meek and quiet spirit, was loved by all who knew her, was patient in her suffering, calling on the Lord Jesus to take her to His happy home. She is greatly missed, but we know that our loss is her eternal gain.

Services were held Aug. 29 at the Line Lexington Mennonite Church.

Gospel Herald

 

 

Line Lexington Mennonite Cemetery

Brause

Helen M.

Haines

9/14/1908

2/18/1997

Helen M. Haines; 88; 54 E. 2nd St., Alburtis; died Tuesday, Feb. 18, at home; wife of the late Clarence C. Haines; weaver, Long Valley Rug Mill, Mertztown, over 20 years; born Bristol, Bucks County; daughter of the late Paul & Emma (Dey) Brause; member, Zion Lehigh Lutheran Church, Alburtis. Survivors: daughter, Joyce A., wife of Charles P. Wotring, Alburtis; sister, Marie Scheirer, Topton; 3 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; predeceased by daughter, Mary Alice.

Ludwick Funeral Home, Topton.

Morning Call pg. A-14

2/19/1997

Allentown, PA

 

Bream

Glenn Allen

 

3/3/1917

5/4/1997

Glenn A. Bream Glenn A. "Chook" Bream, 80, of 245 Gettysburg St., Arendtsville, died Sunday, May 4, in Hershey medical Center. Born March 3, 1917 in Cashtown, he was a son of the late Robert D. and Blanche Henry Bream. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Mary Martz Bream. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Arendtsville, where he served as a former president and council member, and was treasurer of the men's Bible class. He was a member and past president of Arendtsville Borough Council; member and treasurer of Arendtsville Municipal Authority; member of South Mountain Fairgrounds Board of Directors; life member of Arendtsville Fire Company; member of Arendtsville Lions Club; member of VFW Post 15, Gettysburg; member of Ira E. Lady Post 232 American Legion, Biglerville; member of Black Walnut Boy Scout District for 30 years, serving as a scout master for 10; and was involved with Arendtsville Little League and Pony League for 10 years. He was a World War II veteran having served with the US Army's 28th Division, and was a surveyor for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission prior to his military service.

He was the parts manager for 36 years with the Chevrolet dealership in Gettysburg, before retiring in 1981. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughter, Bonnie J. Roth of Biglerville, and Vicki L. Sterrett of Atlanta, Ga.; one son, Robert A. Bream of Westminster, Md.; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Deardorff and Thelma Bream, both of Cashtown, and Dorothy Diehl of Fairfield; and one brother, Jacob Bream of McKnightstown.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 8, in Monahan Funeral Home, 125 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, with the Rev. Martin J. Carlson officiating. Interment will be in Greenmount Cemetery, Arendtsville. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be sent to Trinity Lutheran Church, North High Street, Arendtsville, 17303; or to the American Cancer Society.

Gettysburg Times, pg A2.

5/6/1997

Greenmount Cemetery, Arendtsville

Greenmount Cemetery, Arendtsville, Adams County, PA

Breinig

Emma E.

Schwartz

04/09/1866

8/31/1940

Mrs. Emma E. Schwartz; Hancock, Berks county; widow of George W. Schwartz; died yesterday evening at home; in 75th year; born Breinigsville, Lehigh county; daughter of the late Charles and Eliza (Ruth) Breinig; member, Reformed congregation, Longswamp church. Survivors: daughter Helen, at home; brother, Harry Breinig, Breinigsville; sisters, Maria Breinig, Breinigsville; Mrs. Ada Lobach, 122 E. Emaus Ave., Allentown; preceded in death by husband, 31 years ago, son Warren, 24 years ago.

Morning Call, page 7

9/1/1940

Allentown, PA

 

Brensinger

Eugene B

 

07/31/1884

7/7/1942

Eugene N. Brensinger, employee of the Topton foundry, died at 1:05 o'clock a.m. Tuesday at his home on Weiss St., Topton, in his 58th year. Born in Richmond township, he was the son of Simon and Isabella Bower Brensinger, and is survived by a son, James, at home; a granddaughter, Ethel Brensinger of Topton; and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. James DeLong of Easton, Mrs. George Missimer of Philadelphia, John Bleiler of Hancock, Pa., and Thomas Bleiler of Topton. His wife, Carrie, nee Heiter, Brensinger, died 14 years ago. He was a member of Topton council, No. 14, Patriotic Americans; Local union of moulders, No. 114, Topton; and the Kutztown lodge of Odd Fellows.

The funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the DeLong funeral home, 107 S. Home St., Topton, with interment in Topton Union cemetery. Rev. C. Kauffman of Emmaus will officiate.

Morning Call pg. 16

7/8/1942

Allentown, PA

 

Brensinger

James S. A.

 

7/13/1920

8/9/1997

James S.A. Brensinger; 77; formerly Topton & 125 S. Washington St., Boyertown; died Saturday, Aug. 9, Berks Heim, Bern Township; steward, Ray A. Master American Legion Post 217, Topton, 14 years, retiring 1982; previously employed, Topton House; former commander, adjutant, finance officer, recording and financial secretary, Topton American Legion Post; Army veteran, World War II; born Topton; son of the late Eugene and Carrie M. (Heiter) Brensinger. Survivors: daughters, Lorna L. Schwoyer, Kutztown; Diane G., wife of Edward Stinnard, Boyertown; Noreen D., wife of Monte D. Dudley, North Coventry, Chester County; son, James E., Reading; 4 grandsons; predeceased by daughter, Ethel Ann. Ludwick Funeral Home, 25 E. Weis St., Topton.

Call-Chronicle pg. 8

8/10/1997

Allentown PA.

 

Brensinger

Lorna Louise

Schwoyer

3/1/1948

4/13/2001

Lorna L. "Cookie" Schwoyer; 53; Sweetcorn Drive, Maxatawny Township, Kutztown; died Friday, April 13, at home; companion of Donald C. Noll; secretary of the board, Sun Combustion Corp., Kutztown, past 14 years; born Topton; daughter of Elizabeth (DeTurk) Grim, Boyertown, & the late James A. Brensinger. Survivors: companion; mother; sons, Ronnie L. Schwoyer, Forrest E. Schwoyer, both Kutztown; brother, James E. Brensinger, Reading; sisters, Diane G. Stinnard, Sherry N. Scharff, both Boyertown; Noreen D. Dudley, Pottstown; 2 grandchildren. Ludwick Funeral Home, 333 Greenwich St., Kutztown.

Morning Call, page B-26

4/14/2001

Allentown, PA

Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reifton

Brensinger

Mary Ann

Weigle

04/03/1844

12/14/1918

Mary Ann Weigle; nee Brensinger; widow of William Weigle; died at home of son, Daniel Weigle, near Alburtis, Saturday morning; aged 74 years, 4 months, 1 day; daughter of the late Casper and Elizabeth Brensinger; born Maxatawny Township; husband preceded her in death 8 years ago. Survivors: son Daniel; adopted son, George Kline, near Macungie; brothers, William Brensinger, near Peters Church; Henry Brensinger, Emaus; sisters, Mrs. Rosa Zettlemoyer, Allentown; Mrs. Asher Clewell, Catasauqua; Mrs. George Kline, West Point, Neb.; 4 grandchildren; grandson William Weigle, died in France, Oct 11 1918; member, Reformed congregation, Mertztown Church; buried, Mertztown church cemetery.

Morning Call pg. 11

12/17/1918

 Allentown, PA

 

Brewer

Nellie G.

Meixsell

7/14/1900

11/25/1972

MRS. J. A. MEIXSELL

Mrs. Nellie G. Meixsell, 72, of 309 W. Center St., Stockertown, died this morning en route to Easton Hospital. She had been in failing health and under a doctor's care for the past year. Born in Plainfield Township, she was a daughter of the late Abraham and Elizabeth Shafer Brewer. She was a resident of Stockertown for 49 years and was of the United Church of Christ faith. Surviving are her husband, J. Asher Meixsell; three daughters, Mrs. Ellis Pysher and Mrs. Eugene Gold Sr., both of Nazareth, and Mrs. Jacob Klingel Jr. , Stroudsburg; a sister, Mrs. Edwin Stackhouse, Wind Gap; two brothers, Burton Brewer, Easton, and H. Lester Brewer, Bangor R.D. 1; 20 grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. A son, Elwood, died in 1968. Last June, Mr. and Mrs. Meixsell celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Schmidt Mortuary, Nazareth. Interment will be in Forks Church Cemetery, Forks Township.

Easton Express pg. 28

11/25/1972

Easton PA.

Forks (aka. Salem Church) Cemetery, Forks Twp., Northampton Co., PA

Briedinger

Sabina

Roeder

02/24/1848

9/7/1933

Mrs. Sabina Rader Mrs. Sabina Rader, 85, widow of William Rader, died at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Williamson, 22 West Main street, Pen Argyl, at 7:30 o'clock this morning of apoplexy. Mrs. Rader was a daughter of the late Charles and Anna Briedinger, of Scotland, and was born in Plainfield Township on February 24, 1848. She had been bedfast for the past year. For the past 20 years she made her home with her son-in-law and daughter. She was a member of the Belfast Evangelical Reformed Church. Deceased is survived by two sons, Arch Rader, of Tatamy; Asher Rader, Belfast; two daughters, Mrs. Charles Gold, Belfast; Mrs. Fred Williamson, Pen Argyl; a sister, Mrs. Ansannetta Woodring, Allentown, 23 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

The funeral services will be held from the home of her daughter, 22 West Main street, Pen Argyl, on Sunday at 2:30 o'clock with the Rev. William H. Brong, pastor of the Plainfield Reformed charge, officiating. Interment will be made in the Belfast Union cemetery.

Easton Express pg.16

9/7/1933

Easton PA.

Belfast Union Cemetery, Belfast, Northampton Co., PA

Bright

John C.

 

10/17/1876

4/23/1952

John C. Bright, 75, Leithsville, died at 3:15 p.m., yesterday in the Allentown Hospital. Born Oct. 17, 1876, he was a son of the late David and Lydia Rinker Bright. He was employed by the Philadelphia, Bethlehem and New England Railroad until December. He was a member of Ebenezer New Reformed church Bingen. Preceded in death by his wife Ida S, Beck Bright, he is survived by two sons, Norman S. Wilson, Allentown, and Rev. Willard Bright, Bingen; two daughters, Mrs. Niels Klausen, Bethlehem, and Mrs. Miriam Horn, Leithsville; one brother, Ira Bright, Center Valley; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Weaver, Bingen; Mrs. Rosa Rothrock Zionsville, and Mrs. Minnie Gross and Miss Edith Bright, both of Center Valley; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Sunday in Steyers Funeral home, 500 Linden St. with continued service in Ebenezer New Reformed church Bingen. The Rev. Robert Finkbeiner will officiate, assisted by the Rev. H. W. Hartman of Allentown. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Easton Express

4/24/1952

Easton, PA

Ebenezer New Reformed Cemetery, Bingen, PA

Bright

Joseph Emery

 

08/31/1873

9/13/1936

Joseph E. Bright, 63, of Leithsville, died Sunday morning in St. Luke's hospital from a fractured skull received on Saturday night when he was struck by an automobile driven by Waze Wilson De Roach, 2407 Hayes St., Easton. With Charles Dorney of Middletown, Bright was walking towards Freemansburg on the Freemansburg-Easton road at 8 p.m., Saturday with their backs toward traffic. Bright was struck by the car which was going west at the time. Dorney was in front of Bright and did not see the accident, according to patrolman T.P. Cahalan of the Bethlehem sub-station of the State Highway patrol, who investigated the accident. The right front fender and hinge of the door of the car struck Bright. He was removed to the hospital in the ambulance and died at 1:21 a.m. Bright who has been visiting Dorney at his home in Middletown, was the husband of the late Lily Beck Bright and was born in Bethlehem, Aug. 31, 1873, a son of the late Joseph T. and Levina Emerich Bright. For the past 36 years he had been in the employ of the Bethlehem steel co., and was a member of the P.O.S. of A. His wife preceded him in death two years ago. Six children survive as follows: John, Warren and Linford, at home; Mrs. Floyd Transue and Mrs. Minnie Seifert of Bethlehem; Mrs. Walter Smith, of Coopersburg: a brother Andrew Bright of Harrisburg: three sisters, Mary of Quakertown; Mrs. Jacob Rodenbach of Easton; Mrs. Anna Trauger of Springtown, and 13 grandchildren.

Undertaker Marvin M. Steyers, of Bethlehem, removed the body to the late home where services will be held Wednesday at 3.30 p.m., followed by additional services at 2 p.m. in Ebenezer New Reformed church of Bingen. Burial will be made in the adjoining cemetery. The viewing will take place on Tuesday evening.

Easton Express

9/14/1936

Easton, PA

 

Bright

Joseph M.

 

08/31/1874

2/9/1948

Joseph Milton Bright 73, died at 8 a.m. Monday at his home in Doylestown township, Bucks county, after an illness of eight years. Born Aug. 31, 1874 in Bethlehem he was a son of the late David and Lydia Rinker Bright, a retired gardener and formerly resided at Zion Hill, Bucks County. Surviving are two sons, Emmanuel J. Easton R. 4; And Raymond N., Bethlehem R. 4: a daughter , Mrs. Howard Lerch, Hellertown; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Four sisters, Mrs. Mary Weaver, Bingen; Mrs. Joseph Rothrock, Limeport; Mrs. Warren Gross and Edith Bright, Center Valley, and two brothers John Leithsville and Ira Center Valley also remain.

Easton Express

2/10/1948

Easton, PA

Durham cemetery

Bright

Mary E.

 

07/18/1865

10/16/1938

Miss Mary E. Bright, 1008 Juniper Street, Quakertown, died after three months of ill health Saturday morning. She was aged 72 years. She was born July 18, 1865, in Bethlehem, a daughter of Joseph T. and Lovina ( nee Emery ) Bright. For many years she was a resident of Quakertown and at the time of death had been living at the home of Hiram Bilger. She was a member of the church of the Bethlehem. She is survived by a brother Andrew Bright of Philadelphia, and two sisters, Elizabeth E. Rodevoch, of Stoudit's Valley, and Mrs. Salome Trauger, of Springtown.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 from the Strunk Funeral Home, 821 West Broad Street, Quakertown, with further services in the church of the Bethlehem, at 2 o'clock. Her pastor the Rev. J. Herbert Miller, and the Rev. B. B. Ludwick will officiate. Burial will be in the church of the Bethlehem cemetery.

Easton Express

4/18/1938

Easton, PA

 

Bright

Newton

 

03/20/1872

04/30/1872

Crushed Under Four-ton Rock Newton Bright, Bethlehem R. 4 Dies from Injuries.

Crushed by a falling 4-ton rock in the quarry of the Waubeek Granite Co. yesterday morning, Newton Bright of Bethlehem R. 4 died from his injuries at 1:15 p.m. in the Quakertown Community hospital. He was aged 65 years, 1 month and 10 days. Mr. Bright was removing ground from the large rock hanging in the bank of the quarry, situated two miles northeast of Coopersburg along the state road toward passer and adjoining the rife range of the Saucon Rod and Gun club, when the rock slipped pinning the lower part of the man's body beneath it. He was removed to the hospital by Albert and Timothy Hassler, also employed at the quarry. Death was caused by internal injuries, a fractured pelvis and bladder. Dr. H. Clayton Moyer of Blooming Glen, coroner of Bucks county, issued a certificate of accidental death. Undertaker Willard L. Gruver, Coopersburg was given charge of the body. Mr. Bright's death was the first among the children of the late David and Lydia, nee Rinker, Bright. His father died Sept. 23, 1936. Surviving are his wife, Lillie Cora nee Beers, Bright; two children Florence, wife of Gurney Gumm, Baltimore, Mad., and Ralph Bright , Quakertown R. 3, and nine grandchildren. The following brothers and sisters also survive; Mary, wife of Jacob Weaver, Bingen; Joseph; Zion Hill; John, Leithsville; Rosa, wife of Joseph Rothrock, Coopersburg; Tillie, wife of Daniel Sacks, Hosensack; Minnie, wife of Warren Gross, Centre Valley; Ira, Centre Valley, and Edith Bright, Centre Valley. Mr. Bright lived for the past 21 years along Bethlehem R. 4 near Bingen and prior to that time resided on his father's farm in that section. He attended the Mennonite Bethlehem in Christ church, Coopersburg, and also the Sunday school. Rev. F. B. Hertzog, pastor of the church will have charge of the services at 1:30.

Easton Express

5/1/1937

Easton, PA

Calvary Ch Cemetery, Coopersburg, Lehigh Co, PA

Bright

Rollin C .

 

6/4/1902

10/25/1907

The Funeral of Rollin, a five-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Bright, of Leithsville, who died on Friday afternoon from burns received last week while playing about the kitchen fire at his home, was held on Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock. Rev. Mr. Weidner, of Allentown, conducted services in Ebenezer church, Bingen. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining.

Easton Express

10/31/1907

Easton, PA

 

Bright

Vincent A.

 

09/24/1878

7/7/1967

Vincent A. Bright, 89, of Easton R.D.2, died this morning in Easton Hospital where he was a patient since Monday. Mr. Bright was a farmer in his early life. He later worked for the Penn Dixie Cement Corp. 30 years, retiring in 1956. Born Sept. 24, 1878, in Lehigh County, he was a son of the late Jesse & Emma King Bright. He was a member of Farmersville United Church of Christ, and the Knights of Friendship, Nazareth. His wife, the former Eleanor Kemmerer, died in February, 1960. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Sterling Kelchner, Easton R.D.2, a grandson, and a great-grandson.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Bartholomew Funeral Home, Nazareth.

Easton Express

7/7/1967

Easton, PA

Lutheran Union Cemetery, Farmersville, PA

Brobst

Agnes Isabella

Hill

8/8/1914

4/9/1993

Agnes A.I. Hill (nee Brobst), widow of Jacob W. Hill of R.D.2, Hamburg, age 78 years.

Services Tuesday 1 p.m. from Zions Lutheran Church, Perry Twp. Interment Zions Cemetery. Friends may call Monday evening 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Burkey & Driscoll Funeral Home, Hamburg. Eastern Star Service 7:30 p.m.

Family requests contributions to Zions Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 354 Zions Church Rd., Shoemakersville, Pa. 19555.

 

 

 

Zion United Church of Christ Cemetery, Windsor Castle, PA

Brobst

Alice Cordelia

 

8/9/1901

7/12/1985

Alice C. Brobst, 83, of 345 E. Church Road, Telford, formerly of Allentown and Philadelphia, died Sunday in her home. She was a self-employed companion-housekeeper in Allentown and Philadelphia for many years until several months ago. Born in Snyders, she was a daughter of the late William S. and Ida (Kistler) Brobst. She was a member of Zion Stone Lutheran Church, Snyders. Surviving are two nieces, including Lois B., wife of Walton R. Johnston III, with whom she resided, and a nephew.

Services will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Telford, with graveside services at 11 a.m. Saturday in Zion's Union Stone Church Cemetery, Snyders. The Sommers-Sadler Funeral Home, 33 N. Main St., Telford, is in charge of arrangements.

Morning Call

7/16/1985

Allentown, PA

 

Brobst

Arlene M.

Litchard

4/6/1935

9/11/2002

Arlene M. Litchard, 67, of 502 Preserve Road, Danville, died at home Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002. Born April 6, 1935, in Danville, she was a daughter of the late Marvin and Sarah Ebner Brobst. Mrs. Litchard had worked at the Lynn Dress Factory, Riverside, for a number of years. She was a member of the Strawberry Ridge United Church of Christ, Danville. A sister, Delores Gilbert, died previously. She is survived by her husband, Walter "Jim" Litchard Sr.; two sons: Marvin Litchard, Florida; and Walter "Jim" Litchard Jr., Danville; a daughter, April Lea Betz, Harrisburg; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, James Brobst, Mifflinburg; and two sisters: Gertrude McCormick and Vera Raup, both of Danville.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at the David J. Brady Funeral Home, 320 Church St., Danville, with the Rev. Allen F. Acor, her pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in the Strawberry Ridge United Church of Christ Cemetery, Danville.

 

 

 

Strawberry Ridge United Church of Christ Cemetery, Danville, PA

Brobst

Catherine Jane

Hippensteal

7/16/1942

2/16/2001

Catherine J. Fulton, 58, of 1962 Rockingham Drive, Bethlehem, died Friday, Feb. 16, in the Visiting Nurse Association Hospice at St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill. She was the wife of Robert Hippensteal. They were married for seven years last April. She was employed for 22 years as an English and Reading teacher for Catasauqua middle and high schools before retiring in 1986. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late William C. and Dama O. (Kern) Brobst. She was a Protestant. Survivors: Husband; brother, Dr. Robert of Ft. Worth, Texas; sister, Kathleen B. Dimmich of Orefield.

Services: Private, at the convince of the family. Arrangements, David J. Boyko Funeral Home, Macungie. Contributions: American Cancer Society.

Morning Call

2/18/2001

Allentown, PA

 

Brobst

Charles W.

 

1/31/1926

7/15/2000

Charles W. Brobst, 74, of South Third Street, Catawissa, died at 6:33 a.m. Saturday, July 15, 2000, at the Bloomsburg Hospital, where he had been a patient since Monday. Born in Catawissa on Jan. 31, 1926, he was a son of the late William and Mary Yeager Brobst. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving in South America and the European Theatre. Brobst retired as a cutter at Milco Industries, Bloomsburg. He was previously employed by the former Emenee and Regal shirt factories, Catawissa. He attended Emmanuel Baptist Church, Millville. Brobst was a former member of the Catawissa Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion Posts. Surviving are three brothers: Ronald, Catawissa; James, Catawissa R.R.3; and William, Bloomsburg R.R.5.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday 2 p.m. at the Harold A. Wulfert Funeral Home, Catawissa, with the Rev. Michael S. Brown officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Catawissa.

 

 

 

Hillside Cemetery, Catawissa, Columbia County, PA

Brobst

Clara Mae

Bankes

9/20/1912

12/31/1975

Mrs. Clara M Bankes, 63, of Germansville R1 died Wednesday in her home. She was the wife of Howard F Bankes Sr. Born in Reading, the daughter of Mrs. Minerva Ely Brobst Detweiler of Fogelsville and the late Claude Brobst. Mrs. Bankes was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, New Tripoli. Surviving with her husband and mother are four daughters, Bernice, wife of Elder Michael Blaine of Glendale, California, Dorothy, wife of Charles Webster of Staunton, Va., Beverly, wife of Jack Boyson of Progresso, Uruguay, and Linda, wife of Paul Shamblin of Cleveland, Ohio; three sons, Elder Howard F Bankes Jr. of Columbia, Md., Dr. Carl R. Bankes of Gresham, Ore, and Ronald C Bankes of Riverdale Md, a sister Lillian, wife of Raymond Geiger of Allentown, and 19 grandchildren.

Services will be 11 am Monday in the Seventh Day Adventist Church New Tripoli. Calling hours will be 7:30-9pm Sunday in the John F Keller Funeral Home, New Tripoli.

Funeral Notice age at death 63 years, 3 months, 11 days. Buried Ebenezer Union Cemetery New Tripoli

Morning Call pg. 22

1/2/1976

Allentown PA.

 

Brobst

Clarence L.

 

2/13/1902

3/23/1972

Clarence L Brobst, 70, of Lehighton R4, husband of Arlene Romig Brobst, died Thursday in Allentown Hospital. He retired in 1959 from the New Jersey Zinc Co. where he was employed in the field station research department. Born in West Penn Township, he was the son of Sadie Hill Brobst and the late Charles Brobst. Surviving with his widow and mother are a son, Horace of Lehighton R4, a brother Arthur Hill of Ashfield, a sister Luella Drumbore of Lehighton, three grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 pm Sunday at the RM James Funeral Home Palmerton. Calling hours will be from noon Sunday until time of service

Morning Call pg. 39

3/24/1972

Allentown PA.

Dinkey Memorial Cemetery Ashfield, PA

Brobst

Daniel Kistler

 

12/21/1828

09/14/1895

Daniel K. Brobst, one of the oldest citizen of Kistler's Valley, died on Monday last of apoplexy, after suffering a long while. He was aged 67 years and was a son of the late Jacob F. Brobst and Lydia Brobst, nee Kistler. The late Rev. S. K. Brobst of this city was a brother of the deceased. His surviving brother is B. K. Brobst of this city and his sister, Lovina, wife of Jonas J. Kistler, of Kistler's Valley. The children are William and Alfred Brobst and Mrs. George Glasser.

The Funeral services will be held this morning at 9:30 o'clock. Rev. H. S. Fegley officiating. Interment will take place at Jerusalem Church.

Morning Call

09/28/1895

Allentown, PA

Jerusalem Union Church Cemetery, Stony Run, Albany Township, PA

Brobst

Edgar W.

 

2/11/1918

12/17/1991

Edgar W. "Eddie" Brobst, 73, of 2741 Valley View Drive, Bath, died Tuesday in his home. He was the husband of Anna C. (Maurek) Brobst. They were married 51years in February. Brobst was an X-ray analyst at Keystone Portland Cement Co., Bath, for 43 years, retiring in 1983. Born in Bath, he was a son of the late Charles and Ruth (DeLabar) Brobst. He was a member of Covenant United Methodist Church, Klecknersville. He was an Army veteran of World War II and treasurer of Camp Moore, Potter County. Survivors: Wife; daughters, Bonnie L., wife of Charles Bell of East Allen Township, and Sandra A., wife of Richard Michael of Moore Township; sister Isabel, wife of Phillip Odenwelder of East Allen Township; brother Alfred of Moore Township and two grandchildren.

Military services: 11 a.m. Friday in the church. Call 7-8:30p.m. Thursday, George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown.

Morning Call

 

Allentown, PA

 

Brobst

Elizabeth Esther

Melnick

1945

8/3/1993

Elizabeth E. Melnick, 47, of 605 E. Elm St., Tamaqua, died Tuesday in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of Stephen Melnick Sr. Born in Coaldale, she was a daughter of Elizabeth V. (Heffelfinger) Brobst of Frackville and the late Arthur Brobst. She was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Tamaqua. Survivors: Husband and mother; sons, Stephen Jr. and Timothy, and a daughter, Beth Ann, all at home; brothers, Arthur of Lansford, William D. of Tamaqua and Richard of Summit Hill, and a grandson.

Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Roche Funeral Home, 237 E. Broad St., Tamaqua. Call 7-9 p.m. Friday.

Morning Call, Page: B12

8/4/1993

Allentown PA.

 

Brobst

Elmer Franklin

 

4/13/1904

5/3/1994

Elmer F. Brobst, 90, Third and Walnut Streets, Quakake, died this morning in Miners Memorial Medical Center, Coaldale. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth (Heckman) Brobst, who died in 1982. Born in Quakake, he was a son of the late Harry S. and Phoebe (Bachert) Brobst. He worked as a welder for Dorr-Olive in Hazleton. He was a member of the Quakake Fire Co., the Hometown Fire Co., and the Masonic Lodge of Mahanoy City.

 

5/3/1994

 

Christ Evangelical Lutheran (White) Church Cemetery, Barnsville, Rush Township, Schuylkill County, PA

Brobst

Emma

McGlick

3/18/1914

4/28/2003

Emma C Sebulsky, 89 of Rest Haven Nursing Home Schuylkill Haven, formerly of Coaldale, died Saturday at Pottsville Hospital. Born in Coaldale March 18, 1914, she was the daughter of the late Oliver T and Esther E Derek Brobst. She was preceded in death by her husband; first husband Jack McGlick, a son Patrick McGlick, five brothers, Morris, Amandus, Alfred, Arthur, and Howard Brobst, and five sisters, Jenny Welsh, Elizabeth Steigmaier, Fanney Wersinger, Carrie Frace, and Hannah Kamp. Surviving are two sons, James T McGlick, Sugarloaf, and Elwood McGlick; two daughters, Catherine and Bernadine McGlick, a sister Florence G Siegfried, Auburn, a brother Elvin James Brobst, Hamburg, and a granddaughter.

Services will be held at 1:30 pm Thursday From Hamilton Funeral Home Inc. Orwigsburg. Interment Odd Fellows Cemetery Tamaqua.

Pottsville Republican

4/28/2003

 

Odd Fellows Cemetery, Tamaqua, PA

Brobst

Ernest C.

 

1/13/1934

11/1/2000

Ernest C. Brobst, 66, of Allentown, died Saturday, Nov. 18, in Sacred Heart Hospital. He was the husband of the late Gail E. (Keller) Brobst. He was a forklift operator for Pabst Brewery, Fogelsville, for 20 years before retiring in 1998. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Raymond and Mabel (Miller) Brobst. Survivors: Son, Jason E. of Coplay; daughters, Carole E. and Lori M. Miller, both of Coplay, Robin L. of Hatboro, Montgomery County; brother, Clarence of Allentown; sister, Margaret Snyder of Lehighton; a grandchild.

Services: At the convenience of the family. No calling hours. Arrangements, Keller Funeral Home, Fogelsville.

Morning Call

11/20/2000

Allentown, PA

 

Brobst

Esther Catherine

Snyder

08/06/1892

5/29/1964

Mrs. Esther Brobst Snyder, 71, of 275 Broadway, Bath, died Friday at her home. Born in Quakake, Schuylkill County, she was the daughter of the late William and Ida Garber Brobst. She was the wife of Ira E Snyder. She was a member of St John's Lutheran Church, Bath. Surviving with her husband are three brothers, Alfred and Nathan Brobst, both of Nazareth, and Clarence Brobst of Rochester, NY.

Services will be at 2pm Thursday at the Bartholomew Funeral Home, 243 S Walnut, Bath. Viewing will be from 7-9pm tomorrow.

Funeral Notice Age at death 71 Buried Greenmount Cemetery Bath

Sunday Call Chronicle pg D 9

5/31/1964

Allentown Pa

Greenmount Cemetery, Bath, PA

Brobst

Frances Carol

Burton

3/17/1918

1/9/2009

FRANCES C. BURTON, 90, of Huntsville died at Moberly Nursing & Rehab in Moberly, MO.

Funeral Service will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at the First Christian Church in Huntsville.

Burial will be at the Huntsville City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Monday at Patton Funeral Home in Huntsville.

Frances was born March 17, 1918 in Linn Co. MO to Arch and Maude Springer Brobst. She married John W. Burton on January 30, 1942 in Keytesville, MO. He preceded her in death on July 9, 1966. Survivors include two sons Jack Burton (Connie) of Moberly and Jesse Burton (Barbara) of Huntsville; one daughter Judy Willer (Don) of Oakly, IL; t grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren. Several Nieces and Nephews. Mrs. Burton was preceded in death by her husband, 4 Brothers: Theodore Brobst, Louis Brobst, Doyle Brobst, and Buel Brobst. 1 Sister: Tressie Head and 1 daughter-in-law Judy Burton. Frances was a member of the 1st Christian Church in Huntsville. She was also a member of the Dorothy Chapter 30 Eastern Star. Frances had previously worked at Riley Beverage Martin Moberly. Frankie enjoyed spending time with her friends and family.

Memorials can be made to the Frances C. Burton Living Memorial Scholarship Fund.

 

 

 

Huntsville City Cemetery, Huntsville, Missouri

Brobst

George Lamont

 

08/20/1899

8/8/1994

Lamont G. "Monty" Brobst, 94, of 10th Street died Monday (Aug. 8, 1994) after apparently suffering a heart attack at home. Born in Muncy, Pa., Brobst was employed in a clothing store in Muncy and did construction work in Pennsylvania before moving to Niagara Falls in 1919. He was employed as a shipping clerk at the former Gilman Fanfold Co., now Moore Business Forms, where he worked for 30 years, retiring in 1964. After his retirement from Gilman Fanfold, he worked for several years at the Castle Court Motel on Niagara Falls Boulevard. He was a member of the Moore Retirement Club. His wife, Jessie B. Richmond Brobst, died in 1977. He is survived by two sisters, Ruth Springman of Williamsport, Pa., and Bernece Fuller of Jersey Shore, Pa.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Otto Redanz Funeral Home, Michigan Avenue at 10th Street. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lewiston.

 

 

 

Memorial Park Cemetery, Lewiston, New York

Brobst

Grace N.

Silfies

1/21/1920

8/22/1983

Mrs. Grace N Silfies, 63, of 3422 Danielsville Road, Nazareth, died Monday in her home. Northampton County Coroner, Joseph F Reichel, attributed the death to natural causes. She was the widow of Clayton H Silfies. She was a packer for the Durkee Famous Foods division of SCM Corp. Bethlehem, retiring last year. Born in Upper Nazareth Township, she was the daughter of the late Hebert W and Helen (Wassar) Brobst. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Hecktown. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. George Correll of Warren Glen New Jersey.

Services will be at 11 am Thursday at the RJ Bartholomew Funeral Home, 211 E Center St Nazareth. Calling hours will be 7-8:30 pm Wednesday. Buried Hope Cemetery, Hecktown

Morning Call pg. B-8

8/23/1983

Allentown Pa.

Hope Cemetery, Hecktown

Brobst

Herman John

 

9/26/1921

8/26/2006

Herman J. Brobst (September 26, 1921 - August 26, 2006) Herman J. Brobst, 84, died of natural causes August 26, 2006 at 4:26 pm in his Muhlenberg Township residence. He was the husband of Anna E. (Smith) Brobst, his wife of 57 years. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late William J. and Lizzie (Dunkel) Brobst. He was a 1939 graduate of Hamburg High School and a 1941 graduate of McCann School of Business. Herman was employed 18 years at Reading Mack Inc., Muhlenberg Township, retiring as an office manager in 1979. He was a member of Rosedale United Church of Christ, Laureldale, where he was a past member of the finance committee and consistory. Herman is also survived by a daughter, Linda A. (Brobst) wife of James M. Moyer of Monroe, North Carolina and a son, Dale H. husband of Rene (Super) Brobst of Sinking Spring. Other survivors include two grandchildren, Krystin R. Brobst and Ryan D. Brobst.

Services will be held Friday at 10:30 am in Walter R. Christ Funeral Home, Inc., Laureldale, with the Rev. Richard A. Lieby officiating. Viewing 9:30 am until time of services.

Burial will be in Laureldale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Rosedale United Church of Christ, 1301 Bellevue Ave., Laureldale, Pa 19605 or to Pinnacle Health Hospice, 3705 Elmwood Dr., Harrisburg, Pa 17110.

 

 

 

 

Brobst

Hilda Edyth

Morton

10/2/1909

1/22/2000

Hilda E Brobst Knight, 90, 3128 Niles Cortland Rd. NE died at 9:15 am Sunday in her home. She was born Oct 2, 1909 in Jewel, the daughter of the late Martin and Ella Bensing Brobst, and returned to Cortland in 1972 from Ravenna and Naples, Fla. A 1927 graduate of Cortland High School, Mrs. Knight was a homemaker and member of the Episcopal Church in Ravenna and Naples, Fla. Order of the Eastern Star, and active with the Rainbow Girls in Ravenna, and was a founding member of the Fine Arts Guild of Ravenna. An accomplished seamstress, she enjoyed needlepoint and oil painting. Besides her husband, Richard "Dick" Knight, who she married Aug 4, 1972, she leaves a daughter, Mrs. Pete (Kay Morton) Davies of Vista, Ca. son William Morton of Naples, Fla. stepdaughter Mrs. Lorraine McGuire of Columbus, Ga. two stepsons W Rhea Knight of Hiram, and Richard C Knight of Fort White, Fla. sister, Mrs. Paul (Zeola) Retterer of Dunnedin, Fla. and 14 grandchildren. Her first husband, William Morton, who she married Jan 4, 1941, died in 1969. Eight brothers and eight sisters are also deceased.

There are no calling hours, cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will take place at 7pm Tuesday in Cortland United Methodist Church. Burial was held in Hillside Cemetery.

Warren Tribune

1/24/2000

 

Hillside Cemetery

Brobst

Howard Edward

 

10/24/1922

10/3/2002

AUSTINTOWN -- Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 AM At the Lane Funeral Home Austintown Chapel for Howard Brobst of 5647 Mahoning Ave who passed away Thursday morning at his residence of Emphysema and Lung Cancer. Brownie was born October 24, 1922 in Austintown a son of Harmon and Flora (Koby) Brobst. He was a carpenter working out of Local 171 Youngstown for over 60 years. He was a member of the West Austintown United Methodist Church, and a Seabee with the United States Navy during WW II Brownie was co-owner of the former Hy-Skore Bowling Alley in Austintown and was a avid fisherman and woodworker. He is survived by his wife Betty (McKean) Brobst whom he married February 9, 1956, and a brother Myron (Fritz) W. Brobst of Austintown. He is also survived by nieces Lynn Jacobs, Laraine Villone, Cheryl Abramson and a nephew Terry Brobst. And numerous other nieces and nephews in Pa. He is preceded in death by a brother Harmon Brobst a 2 sisters Iva Lois Kramnick and Jane Brobst.

Friends may call from 5-8 PM Sunday at Lane Funeral Home Austintown Chapel. The family requests material tributes take the form of donations to Hospice of the Valley or West Austintown United Methodist Church Building Fund.

 

 

 

Green Haven Cemetery

Brobst

Isabel M. A.

Odenwelder

10/11/1921

1/31/1999

Isabel M.A. Odenwelder, 77, of 7192 Airport Road, Bath, died Sunday, Jan. 31, in Manor Care Health Services, Bethlehem. She was the wife of Phillip E. Odenwelder. They were married for 58 years last April. Born in Bath, she was a daughter of the late Charles E. and Ruth (DeLabar) Brobst. She was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Seemsville. She also was a member of Eastern Star Chapter 252, Nazareth.

Survivors: Husband; sons, Jerry C. and Robert L., both of Bethlehem, and Dennis P. of Bath; daughter, Lois R. Lelko of Northampton; brother, Alfred L. of Bath, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, George C. Bensing Funeral Home,2165 Community Drive, Moorestown. Call 7-9 p.m. today. Contributions: To the church.

Morning Call

 

Allentown, PA

 

Brobst

John Harry

 

3/1/1925

8/10/1993

John H. Brobst, RR4 Tamaqua, died Monday at Miners Memorial Medical Center, Coaldale. Born in Quakake Valley, Rush Township, he was a son of Maude Stewart Brobst, RR4 Tamaqua, and the late Charles Brobst. He was an Army Veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was the retired owner of Brobst service station, Still Creek. Mr. Brobst was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Rush Township. Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Rachel Hosler Brobst; a son, John T. Brobst, Bangor; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday from Lamar Christ Funeral Home, Hometown. Interment will be in White Church Cemetery, Rush Township. Brobst, John H. 68, of Box 285, Tamaqua R.4, Aug. 9, 1993, in Coaldale; husband of Rachel (Hosler) Brobst.

Funeral services 11 a.m. Thursday, Lamar Christ Funeral Home, Hometown. Interment, White Church Cemetery, Rush Twp. Call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday.

 

8/10/1993

 

Christ Evangelical Lutheran (White) Church Cemetery, Barnsville, Rush Township, Schuylkill County, PA

Brobst

Joseph Henry

 

1916

2/27/1990

Joseph H. Brobst Jr., 73, of 156 Greenwich St., Reading, died Thursday at Community General Hospital, Reading, where he had been a patient since Feb. 7. He was born in Mar Lin, a son of the late Joseph H. and Elizabeth Short Brobst Sr. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was employed as a maintenance man by Crompton and Knowles Corp., Reading, for 20 years until retiring on Feb. 28, 1979. His wife, the former Clara I. Fidler, died in 1968.

 

3/1/1990

 

 

Brobst

Lillian Ida

Geiger

3/26/1914

3/15/2005

Lillian I. Bailey Geiger member of Parkland Garden Club -- Lillian I. Bailey Geiger, 90, of Allentown, died March 15, 2005, in St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown. She was the widow of the late Loraine A. Bailey and Raymond C. Geiger. A daughter of the late Claude and Minerva (Ely) Brobst, she was born in Reading. She was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Allentown. She was a chaplain and honorary life member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Fogelsville Volunteer Fire Company. She was a past president of the T.P.A. Ladies Auxiliary. She was an active member of the Parkland Garden Cub.

Her survivors include a son, Dallas B. Bailey, Whitehall; stepsons, John R. and his wife, Theresa Geiger and Raymond C. Jr. and his wife, Colleen Geiger of Allentown; a daughter, Lila M., wife of Kenneth W. Kramer of Wescosville; stepdaughters, Doris R., wife of Donald C. Schaffer of Northampton, Carol C., wife of Richard F. Martz of Bloomsburg; three granddaughters; seven step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and 11 step great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Doris B. Deysher in 1969 and a sister, Clara Bankes.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 417 N. 7th St., Allentown, PA 18102 or to New Bethel Union Church, Kempton, PA 19529.

Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 21, in New Bethel Union Church, 135 New Bethel Church Road, Kempton. Call 7-8:30 p.m., Sunday, in Stephens Funeral Home, 1335-37 W. Linden St., Allentown. Call 10-10:30 a.m., Monday, in the church.

 

 

 

 

Brobst

Lois Mae

James

1/23/1934

3/30/1996

Lois M. (Brobst) James, age 62, on Saturday, March 30, 1996 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. Member of Northeast Baptist Church. Preceded in death by parents Ruth and George Brobst; daughter Barbara Mason; sister Betty Rowe. Survived by husband, Jack D. James; sons, Clarence (Gayette) James, Raymond (Peggy) Doughty, Ricky Doughty, Robert E. James; daughters, Pamela (Alan) Baird, Sheri (Darius) Matulionis, Jacqueline Doughty; brother, James (Barbara) Brobst; step-children, Jack D. James, Jr., Karen Roush, Peggy Davis; special thanks to 2 of 17 grandchildren, Jack D. and Lois N. James; 6 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Phyllis Gerber and Margie Houchard; special adopted son, Chuck Sexten and Raymond and Linda Harris.

Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at SCHOEDINGER NORTH CHAPEL, 5554 Karl Rd.

Funeral 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, 1996 at Northeast Baptist Church, 4444 Westerville Road. Pastor Bob Wiley presiding. Interment Kingwood Memorial Park.

 

 

 

Kingwood Memorial Park

Brobst

Lydia

 

01/26/1815

01/23/1896

Miss Lydia Brobst, of near Cetronia, died yesterday morning aged 80 years. She was a sister of the late George Brobst.

The funeral will take place at Cetronia on Monday afternoon. Rev. Mr. Butz, of Allentown officiating.

Morning Call

1/24/1896

Allentown, PA

Cedar Union Cemetery, Cedarville, PA

Brobst

Margaret E.

Walton

9/29/1921

5/20/1995

Margaret E. Walton, 74, of 3102 Cornwall Road, Dundalk, Md., died May 20 in Bay View Medical Center, Baltimore. She was the wife of George W. Walton. She was a secretary for the state of Maryland until retiring in 1965. Born in Summit Hill, she was a daughter of the late Amandus and Hazel Brobst. Survivors: Husband; son, David, and daughters, Nancy Fewell and Lynn Lloyd, all of Baltimore; brothers, Elvin in California, Richard in Maine, John in New Jersey and David in Texas; sisters, Anna Marie Schafer of Lehighton, Pat Tini of Tamaqua and Betty DeVos of Port Republic, N.J., and five grandchildren.

Services: Were in Baltimore. Arrangements, Bradley Ashton Funeral Home, Dundalk.

Morning Call, Page: A16

6/1/1995

Allentown PA.

 

Brobst

Mary

Graffius

1926

7/9/2003

 MARY E. GRAFFIUS Mary E. Graffius, 77, died July 9 at 9:02 a.m. in her residence on Mount Laurel Avenue, Temple. Her husband, Leonard H. Graffius, died in 1982. Born in Laureldale, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Katie (Sweitzer) Brobst. Graffius was employed for 20 years as a supervisor by Canteen Inc., Wyomissing, retiring in 1988. She was a former secretary of the Temple Democratic Club. Surviving are a daughter, Carol E. (Lord) Eby of Fleetwood; and two grandchildren.

Services and burial will be private. Milkins Funeral Home, Temple, is in charge of arrangements.

Reading Eagle

7/10/2003

Reading, Berks County, PA

 

Brobst

Mary Ellen

Valentine

 

5/30/1995

Mrs. Mary Ellen Valentine, 73, of 224 Green St., Tamaqua, died Monday in the Miners Memorial Medical Center, Coaldale. She was the widow of William J. Valentine Sr., who died in 1977. She was a retired garment factory worker. Born in Tamaqua, she was a daughter of the late Lloyd and Emma (Ansbach) Brobst. She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Tamaqua. Surviving are a son, William J. Jr., with whom she resided; a daughter, Ruth R., wife of Glenn Fegley of Locust Valley; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

The Lamar Christ Funeral Home, Hometown, is in charge of arrangements.

 

5/30/1995

 

 

Brobst

Mattie Bertha

Apple

11/17/1905

2/18/1990

Mattie B. Apple, 84, formerly of 122 N. West St., Allentown, died Sunday in Mosser Nursing Home, Trexlertown. A 1926 graduate of the Allentown Hospital School of Nursing, she was a registered nurse at the hospital for more than 20 years before retiring in 1967. Born in Lehighton, she was a daughter of the late Henry J. and Bertha I. (Miller) Brobst. She was a member of St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, Allentown. There are no immediate survivors.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, 16th and Hamilton streets, Allentown. Call 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday.

Morning Call, pg.B10

2/21/1990

Allentown PA.

 

Brobst

Nathan Benjamin

 

1/27/1902

8/15/1986

Nathan B. Brobst, 84, of Marietta, Ga., formerly of Nazareth, died Friday in North Fulton Medical Center, Roswell. He was the husband of the late Sarah (Heiney) Brobst. Born in Nazareth, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Brobst. Surviving are three granddaughters.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday (today) in the Roswell Funeral Home, 590 Mimosa Blvd., Roswell. There will be no calling hours.

Morning Call

8/17/1986

Allentown, PA

 

Brobst

Norman Albert

 

11/13/1920

3/13/1995

Norman A. Brobst, 74, of Lewistown Valley, Tamaqua R.1, died Monday in Miners Memorial Medical Center, Coaldale, after being stricken at home. He was the husband of Dorothy M. (Kemmerer) Brobst. They were married 40 years in September. He was owner-operator of the Norman A. Brobst Nationwide Insurance Co. Agency, Tamaqua R.1, from 1962 until retiring in 1987. Previously, he worked for the Heisler Dairy Bar, Tamaqua R.1, for 33 years. Born in Walker Township, he was a son of the late John and Annetta (Zettlemoyer) Brobst. He was a former justice of the peace and notary public in Walker Township and a former judge of the Walker Township Board of Elections. He was a member Zion's United Church of Christ, Tamaqua R. 1. Brobst was a former treasurer of the Schuylkill County 4-H Association. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors: Wife; daughter, Brenda M., wife of John Stenulis of Schnecksville; sons, David N. of Tamaqua R.3, Thomas L. of Tamaqua R.1 and Mark S., at home; sister, Edna, wife of Clifford Houser of Tamaqua; brother, Curtis T. of New Ringgold R.1, and five grandchildren.

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

 

 

 

 

Brobst

Paul Vernon

 

1/25/1910

1/4/1997

Paul V. Brobst, 86, of Breinigsville died Saturday, Jan. 4, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Eleanor A. (Nicholas) Brobst. They were married 59 years in November. He worked in the 12- and 18-inch mill at the Saucon Division of the Bethlehem Steel Corp. for 23 years before retiring in 1975. Born in Lynnport, he was a son of the late Ida L. Brobst. He was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Allentown. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Freemansburg American Legion and the Trexlertown Volunteer Fire Company. Survivors: Wife; daughters, Marian M.E., wife of Genare F. Panzarella, and Kathleen A., wife of Richard P. Groh, both of Allentown, Eileen C., wife of Michael J. Lane of Bethlehem, and Elaine C. of Macungie; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter.

Services: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the church. Call 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Stephens Funeral Home, 1335-37 Linden St., Allentown, and 1-1:30 p.m. Wednesday in church. Contributions: Church memorial fund.

Morning Call

 

Allentown PA.

 

Brobst

Robert Cleveland

 

01/11/1885

4/2/1951

Robert C Brobst Robert C Brobst, 66, of 412 Moss Street, died this morning in St Joseph's Hospital. He was the son of the late Harry A and Alice Himmelberger Brobst, was a member of the Evangelical and Reformed denomination, the Progressives of America, the Quakers and Juniata Tribe of Red Men. Surviving are his widow, Minerva Weidenheimer Brobst: three sons, George, Harry, and Donald, all of Reading, two grandchildren, three sisters, Sarah Brobst, and Gertrude, wife of Guy Otterback, both of Reading, and Helen, widow of Morgan Moyer, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The Rev Leon Adams will officiate at funeral services on Thursday afternoon at 1pm in the Lutz Funeral Home. Burial will be made in Trinity Union Cemetery in Rehrersburg.

Reading Eagle pg.18

4/2/1951

Reading PA.

Altalaha Lutheran Ch, Rehrersburg, Tulpehocken Twp, Berks Cty, PA

Brobst

Robert Ernest

 

11/04/1882

3/26/1933

Robert E Brobst Jr., 64, of 128 Pine Street Emmaus, died Friday in Allentown Hospital. He was the husband of Arelene (Bieber) Brobst. He was a clerk at the Dan Schantz Farm Market for several years before retiring in 1981. Before that, he was a clerk at the former Warren Brobst Store in Emmaus and before that at Fenstermaker's Market, Emmaus.

Born in Lynnville, he was the son of the late Robert E and Daisy (Beck) Brobst. He was a member of the Western Salisbury United Church of Christ, Allentown R2. Surviving with his widow are a daughter, Jan, wife of Graham Roddick of Emmaus R1 and a son Dale W in North Dakota, five grandchildren.

Services will be 10:30 am Tuesday at the church. Calling hours will be 7-8:30 pm Monday at the Horace W Schantz Funeral Home Third and Main Streets, Emmaus and 9:30am Tuesday until services at the church.

Morning Call pg. B-24

7/21/1933

Allentown PA.

Northwood Cemetery, Emmaus, Upper Milford Township, PA

Brobst

Ronald E.

 

6/5/1927

1/27/2001

Ronald E. Brobst, Army veteran formerly worked at Girton Mfg. Co. Ronald E. Brobst, 73, of 251 Pine St., Catawissa, died at 6:25 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, in the emergency room of the Bloomsburg Hospital after being stricken with a heart attack at his home. Born June 5, 1927, in Catawissa, he was a son of the late William and Mary Yeager Brobst. He served in the Army from Nov. 26, 1945, to May 4, 1947.

Before retiring, Brobst was employed by Girton Manufacturing Co., Millville. He also previously worked at the former Regal and Emenee shirt factories, Catawissa. Brobst was a past commander of the Catawissa VFW Post and had been a bartender there. A brother, Charles W. Brobst, died July 15, 2000. He is survived by his wife, the former Caroline Ackley, to whom he was married July 2, 1951; four children: Ronald Brobst, Catawissa R.R.2; Mrs. Joseph (Mary) Mulligan, Fern Glen; Steven Brobst, Weston; and Connie Brobst, Catawissa; nine grandchildren; and two brothers: James Brobst, Catawissa; and William Brobst, Bloomsburg.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Harold A. Wulfert Funeral Home, Catawissa, with the Rev. Michael S. Brown, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Millville, officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Catawissa.

 

 

 

Hillside Cemetery, Catawissa, Columbia County, PA

Brobst

Sarah Ann

Sittler

07/20/1829

4/1/1907

Mrs. Sarah A Sittler, widow of Reuben Sittler, yesterday morning died at the residence of William P Handwerk, of New Tripoli, of pulmonary troubles and general debility, aged 77 years, 8 months 11 days. She had been ailing for eight or nine years. She was very high respected and a useful member of the Ladies Aid Society, of New Tripoli.

The funeral will be held from the residence of William P Handwerk, with further services and internment at New Tripoli church, Rev A O Ebert officiating. The deceased is survived by two sons, James and Sylvester Sittler, of New Tripoli, an adopted daughter, Mrs. Wilson Handwerk, of the same place and one sister, Mrs. Mary Buck, of Upper Lehigh.

Morning Call

4/2/1907

Allentown, PA

Ebenezer Church Cemetery, New Tripoli, Lynn Township, PA

Brobst

Susanna

Follweiler

08/09/1826

12/19/1895

Mrs. Charles Follweiler, nee Brobst, died at Slatington of consumption, age 62 years.

Funeral tomorrow at New Tripoli Church. The husband died three years ago. The surviving children are James, of Weissport, Amandus, of Slatington, Mrs. Lutz, of Walnutport, and Mrs. Walter of Slatedale.

Morning Call

12/19/1895

Allentown, PA

Ebenezer Church, New Tripoli, Lynn Township, PA

Brobst

Theda Arlene

Correll

5/22/1917

1/23/1989

Mrs. Theda A. Correll, 71, of Saylorsburg R.2, died Monday in Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg. She was the widow of George R. Correll. She formerly was employed by the Gary Lee Co., Alpha, N.J. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Herbert and Helen (Wasser) Brobst. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Finesville, N.J. Survivors: Sons, Frederick M. and Kenneth G., both of Saylorsburg R.D., and four grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Friday, Rupell Funeral Home, 465 Memorial Parkway, Phillipsburg. Call 7-9 p.m. Thursday.

Morning Call

1/25/1989

Allentown, PA

 

Brobst

Verna Alverta

Schaffer

12/14/1908

2/6/1995

Verna A. Schaffer, 86, formerly of Walnut Manor, Allentown, died Monday in Quakertown Manor. She was the wife of the late Stanley W. Schaffer. She was a sales clerk at Hess's, Allentown, for 25 years, retiring in 1983. Before that she was employed by the former Brown's Laundry, Allentown, for 12 years. Born in Troxsville, Northampton County, she was a daughter of the late Irwin and Bessie Jane (Beers) Brobst. She was a member of St. James United Church of Christ, Allentown, and a performer with the kitchen band at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church senior citizens group, Allentown.

Survivors: Sons, Earl J. Souders of Worthington, Ohio, Sterling R. Brobst of Allentown and William S. Schaffer of Great Falls, Va.; daughters, Ruth L., wife of Milton Knedler of Center Valley, Grace A., wife of Wally Steiner, and Annalee Transue, both of Bethlehem, Naomi M.J., wife of Charles G. Harwick of Quakertown, and Patricia A., wife of Earl Freyman of Allentown, stepdaughter, Nancy, wife of Frank Uberoth, and sister, Naomi Wilson, both of Allentown; 28 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, 16th and Hamilton streets, Allentown. Call 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday.

Morning Call, pg.B10

2/8/1995

Allentown PA

 

Brobst

Verna Alverta

Schaffer

12/14/1908

2/6/1995

Verna A. Brobst Souders Schaffer, age 88, died in Quakertown, Pa., February 6, 1995. Survived by sister, Naomi Wilson of Allentown, Pa.; sons, Earl Souders of Worthington, Oh., Sterling Brobst of Allentown, Pa., William Schaffer of Great Falls, Va.; daughters, Ruth (Souders) Knedler of Center Valley, Pa., Grace (Souders) Steiner of Bethlehem, Pa., Naomi (Souders) Harwick of Quakertown, Pa., Patricia Ann (Souders) Freyman of Allentown, Pa. and Anna Lee (Souders) Transue of Bethlehem, Pa. Also survived by 28 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren.

Service will be held in Allentown, Pa. on February 10, 1995.

 

 

 

 

Brobst

Vivian Frances

Franket

11/17/1913

12/31/2000

Vivian F. Franket, 87, of Westminster Village, Allentown, formerly of E. Ettwein Street, Bethlehem, died Sunday, Dec. 31, in the village. She was the wife of Harry F. Franket, who died in 1995. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Wilbur and Susan Brobst. She was a member of Emmanuel Evangelical Congregational Church, Bethlehem, where she was involved in various activities. She was also a member of the Y-Dames at the Bethlehem YWCA. Survivors: Daughter, Susan F. Kandel of Demarest, N.J.; two grandchildren, four great-grandsons.

Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Long Funeral Home, 500 Linden St., Bethlehem.

Morning Call

1/1/2001

Allentown, PA

 

Brobst

Willard Earl

 

1/12/1930

11/9/2003

Willard E. ''Bill'' Brobst, 73, of Blandon, died Nov. 9 in his home. He was the companion of Ruth D. Schmidt, with whom he resided. He was a supervisor for Mack Trucks Inc., Allentown, before retiring. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Sarah J. (Strobert) Mantz, and a stepson of the late Clarence L. Mantz. He was a member of Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, Emmaus. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors: Companion; sons, Joel of Slatington, Robert of Schnecksville, Royd of Naples, Fla.; daughters, Cedella A. Schank of Breinigsville, Lynnette A. Phillips of Kutztown.

Services: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Stephens Funeral Home, 1335-37 Linden St., Allentown. Call 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Morning Call

11/11/2003

Allentown, PA

 

Brobst

William Charles

 

03/31/1871

12/29/1948

William C Brobst born 31 March 1871 in Tuscorora Pa died 29 December 1948 in Nazereth buried Greenmount Cemetery Bath ,grocery store owner, spouse Cora Schlegel parents Nathan and Amanda Lutz Brobst Surviving Sons Herbert of Nazareth, Charles of Bath, Clarence of Rochester NY, Alfred of Nazareth, Nathan of Nazareth, daughters, Mrs. Ira Snyder of Bath and Mrs. Russell Morris of Nazareth brothers Lloyd of Frackville, Curtis of Tamaqua, Albert of Hometown, Earl of Detroit, Michigan sisters Mrs. Paul Rydell of Williamsport, and Mrs. George Kellner of Tamaqua

Easton Library Archives, Easton Express

12/30/1948

Easton, PA

Greenmount Cemetery, Bath, PA

Brobst

William S.

 

08/24/1867

11/29/1934

William S Brobst, who resided along New Ringgold R2 for many years, died in his home Thursday afternoon at 5 o'clock, aged 67 years, 3 months, and five days. Death was caused by a complication of ailments. Mr. Brobst was born in East Brunswick Township Schuylkill Co, August 24, 1867, a son of Samuel and Amanda Moyer Brobst and resided in West Penn Township for the greater part of his life. He was a member of the Junior OUAM Clamtown and the Knights of Malta, Tamaqua. He is survived by a son, Rev Charles F Brobst, Kutztown, a daughter Alice C at home, two brothers, Thomas, Hamburg, and Albert, Pinedale, and a sister, Mrs. Earl Kramer, Pinedale. Three grandchildren also survive.

The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon with services at his late home at 1:30 o'clock and continued services at Zion Church, West Penn, at 2 o'clock. Interment will be made in the adjoining cemetery.

Morning Call pg. 7

12/3/1934

Allentown PA.

Zions Church Cemetery, Snyders, Schuylkill County, PA

Brobst

Wilson Levi

 

1/3/1916

1/11/1989

Wilson L. Brobst, 73, of 130 S. Hall St., Allentown, died Wednesday in Liberty Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Allentown. He was the husband of the late Helen Brobst. He was employed in the maintenance department of the former Sondra Manufacturing Co., Allentown, until retiring in 1980. Born in Northampton, he was a son of the late Erwin and Bessie (Beers)Brobst. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Allentown. Survivors: Sisters, Mrs. Naomi Wilson, with whom he resided, and Mrs. Helen Romig and Mrs. Verna Schaffer, both of Allentown.

Services: 2 p.m. Saturday, Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton. Call 1-2 p.m. Saturday.

Morning Call

1/12/1989

Allentown, PA

 

Brotzman

Alice Susan

Kist

1865

5/6/1945

Mrs. Alice Susan Brotzman Kist, 79, widow of Peter J. Kist, died last night at the residence of her son-in-law & daughter Mr. &Mrs. John H. Genther, 1907 Ferry Street. Mrs. Kist was born in Easton, a daughter of the late John & Sybilla Arner Brotzman, former residents of Williams Township. In January, she fell down steps at her home and fractured her neck and one of her arms and has been in declining health since. She resided in Wilson Borough and Easton all her life and was one of the oldest members of St. Mark's Evangelical Reformed Church. One daughter, Mrs. John H. Genther, with whom she resided survives her, with 2 sons, Earl B. Kist, 1560 Northampton Street, and Raymond A. Kist, of Norfolk, Virginia; 4 grandchildren and 4great-grandchildren.

Easton Express, Page 18

5/7/1945

Easton, PA

Easton Heights Cemetery, Easton, PA

Brotzman

Henry Arner

 

04/16/1856

6/30/1923

Henry Brotzman, a former resident of Phillipsburg, died at his home in Lambertville on Saturday afternoon at 5 o'clock, age 68 years. Hernia was the cause of his death. He had lived in Phillipsburg until last March. He is survived by his wife, Lizzie; 2 sons, Alfred & Harry Mustard, of Lambertville; 2 sisters, Mrs. Isaac Pixley and Mrs. Peter Kist, both of Easton; and 1 brother, Stewart Brotzman, of New York City.

Easton Express, page 5

7/2/1923

Easton, PA

Easton Heights Cemetery, Easton, PA

Brotzman

Minnie Louisa

Pixley

06/20/1861

8/30/1935

Mrs. Minnie L. Brotzman Pixley, 74, wife of Isaac Pixley, died at 12:07 this afternoon at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. & Mrs. Walter C. Thomas, 1156 Washington Street. Mrs. Pixley was born in Easton & was a daughter of the late Mr.& Mrs. John Brotzman. She was a member of St. Mark's Reformed Church & of the Ladies' Aid and Missionary Societies of that Church Isaac Pixley, her husband, is a retired engineer on the Lehigh Valley Railroad. He lost a leg in a railroad wreck at Three Bridges, New Jersey. in the blizzard of March, 1888. On April 20th of the present year, Mr.& Mrs. Pixley celebrated the 55th anniversary of their marriage.

Surviving are her husband, 5 daughters, Mrs. George Adams(Florence), Mrs. Elmer Worman (Daisy), Mrs. Walter Thomas, Mrs. William Heller(Mabel), and Mrs. Lloyd Rapp(Alice); 2 sons, William & Samuel Pixley; a sister, Mrs. Alice Kist; 18 grandchildren & 11 great-grandchildren, all of Easton.

Easton Express, page 20

8/30/1935

Easton, PA

Easton Heights Cemetery, Easton, PA

Brown

Elizabeth

Wasser

02/10/1839

10/31/1909

Elizabeth, wife of Frank Wasser, died of paralysis at the family residence, Ironville, Sunday. She was a daughter of Peter Brown and wife, was born Feb. 10, 1839, and was aged 70 years, 8 months and 21 days. She was united in marriage with Frank Wasser, Oct. 8, 1866, and besides her husband is survived by two daughters, Mrs. John Weiland, Lower Saucon, and Mrs. Harry Moyer, Hellertown.

The funeral will be private at the house and will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with a service in Trinity Church, Ironville. Interment will be made in the cemetery adjoining.

Beth. Globe Times

3/11/1909

 

Trinity Cemetery in Wassergass, PA

Brunell

John Herbert

 

5/23/1924

6/1/1991

John H. Brunell, 67, of 2129 West Blvd., Bethlehem, died Saturday in his home. He was the husband of Dorothy C. (Arnold) Brunell. They were married 47 years in January. He was superintendent of transportation at the Bethlehem Steel Corp. for more than 30 years, retiring in 1978. Born in Fountain Hill, he was a son of the late Jonathan and Eva (Albright) Brunell. Survivors: Wife; sons, John A. of Hellertown, Douglas G. of Mount Pocono and Anthony J. of Coopersburg; daughters, Nancy N., wife of Teisuke Ito of Fairfax, Va., and Hope S., wife of Randy L. Gubich of Bethlehem; brothers, William, Richard and Robert, all of Coopersburg; sisters, Helen, wife of Roy Guethle of Emmaus and Dorothy Rothrock of Coopersburg; and 10 grandchildren.

Memorial services: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Heintzelman Funeral Home, 326 Main St., Hellertown. No calling hours.

Morning Call

6/2/1991

Allentown, PA

 

Brunell

Jonathan Herbert

 

10/14/1895

10/15/1963

John H. Brunell, 68, of Center Valley RD 1 died yesterday at his home. Born in Lower Saucon Township, he was a son of the late Harry and Stella Reed Brunell. He was a retired employee of the Bethlehem Steel Co, and a veteran of World War I. Survivors include his widow, the former Eva Albright; four sons, John H. and Richard, both of Hellertown RD 1; Robert, Pleasant Valley, and William, Bethlehem RD 4; two daughters, Mrs. Stanley Walk, Center Valley RD 1, and Mrs. Albert Rothrock, Quakertown; two brothers, Russell of Leithsville, and Roy of Hellertown; two sisters, Mrs. John Grogg, Hellertown, and Grace Martin, Bethlehem, and 16 grandchildren.

The funeral will be held at 10:30 am Friday at the Pearson Funeral Home, Bethlehem.

 

 

 

 

Brunell

Robert A.

 

9/9/1926

1/8/1996

Robert A. Brunell, 69, of 7286 Passer Road, Coopersburg, died Monday in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Anna (Bockius) Cocker Brunell and the late Nancy (Bahson) Brunell. He and his second wife were married a year in November. He worked in the export parts department and line assembly at Mack Trucks Inc., Allentown, for 30 years before retiring in 1986. Before that he was a grain farmer in the Upper Saucon area and was also employed by the former Four Oaks Orchard, Center Valley. Born in Hellertown, he was a son of the late Johnathan and Evva (Albright) Brunell. He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, Coopersburg. Survivors: Wife; sons, John of Charleston, W.Va., George of Phoenix, Ariz., and Dale of Gorham, Maine; daughter, Mina, wife of Jim Ryder of Gross Pointe, Mich.; sisters, Helen, wife of Roy Guethle of Emmaus, and Dorothy Rothrock of Coopersburg; brothers, William and Richard, both of Coopersburg; stepsons, Jere G. Cocker Conner of York and Douglass L. Cocker of Quakertown; stepdaughter, Janine M. of New Britain; and nine grandchildren.

Services: Noon Saturday, Norcross-Weber Funeral Home, Main and Oxford streets, Coopersburg. Call 11 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Morning Call

1/10/1996

Allentown, PA

 

Brunner

John W.

 

09/12/1855

3/31/1902

On Easter Monday, March 31, 1902, in Trumbauersville, JOHN W. BRUNNER, aged 46 years, 6 months and 19 days. He was a son of John L. and Catharine (Wonsidler) Brunner and was born in Milford township, Bucks County, Pa., September 12, 1855. On November 24, 1855, he was baptized by Rev. F. Waage, David Benner and his wife Esther, being the sponsors. He was received as a communicant member of Christ's Evangelical Lutheran Church, of Trumbauersville, by the rite of confirmation on November 18, 1873, by Rev. O. F. Waage. On November 29, 1873, he was married to Mary Freed, by Rev. O. F. Waage. The union was blessed with two sons, both of whom are living. He lived to see also three grandchildren. The disease of which he died was diabetes, and had been suffering from the same for one year. He was however confined to his bed only one day. His early departure is mourned by the widow, two sons, three grandchildren, the mother and three sisters

Services and interment at Christ's Evangelical Lutheran Church, of Trumbauersville, April 5, 1902.

Christ's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Parish Record Book: 384-385

1881

Trumbauersville, PA

Christ Union Cemetery (new), Trumbauersville, Milford Twp, Bucks Co

Buchecker

Eliza Jane

Fatzinger

01/18/1842

10/14/1918

 

Easton Express

10/15/1918

Easton, PA

Greenmount Cemetery., Bath, , PA

Burger

Verna

Kuehner

6/17/1927

4/6/2003

Verna M. Kuehner, 75, of Kresgeville, died Sunday in her home. She was the loving wife of Earl F. Kuehner. They had observed their 59th wedding anniversary last August. Born in Kresgeville, she was the daughter of the late Harold F. and Mary V. (Hawk) Burger. She had been a co-owner and past vice president of the Burger Lumber Company in Kresgeville. She had been a very active member of Salem St. Paul Lutheran Church in Kresgeville. She was also a member of the Polk Township Volunteer Fire Company and the Ladies Auxiliary. She had been the grand champion in the flower category at the West End Fair for many years. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one daughter, Linda Van Horn and her husband, Jim, of Kresgeville; two grandsons, Brian Hinger and Michael Van Horn, both of Kresgeville; one great-grandson, Derek Hinger of Kresgeville; one brother, Clark Burger of Kresgeville; and one sister, Clara Sally Nicholas of Kresgeville. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Carolyn Hinger, wife of Dr. Alvin Hinger.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Kresgeville Cemetery. There will be no viewing. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Salem St. Paul Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 168, Kresgeville, PA 18333.

Pocono Record

4/6/2003

 

Kresgeville Cemetery, Kresgeville, Monroe County, PA

Burk

Marion Alyce

Churchfield

7/22/1935

10/28/2004

Marion A. (Burk) Churchfield, 69, of North Versailles, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004, at Forbes Regional Hospital, Monroeville. She was born July 22, 1935, in North Huntingdon, a daughter of the late Roy and Nellie Brobst Burk. She was a member of the Linway United Presbyterian Church, former Broadway Church, North Versailles. She is survived by her husband, Donald P. Churchfield, of North Versailles; three daughters, Dawn (Churchfield) Burger, of North Versailles, Linda (Churchfield) Jamison, of Eighty-Four, and Debbie (Churchfield) Cray, of East McKeesport; five grandchildren; and two sisters, Marjorie Coyle and Nancy Seybold.

Friends will be received at the Forgie-Snyder Funeral Home, 1032 Broadway, East McKeesport, Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 2 until the time of services at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Eric E. Dennis officiating. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, North Versailles. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

 

 

Grandview Cemetery, North Versailles, PA

Buss

Clayton D.

 

07/08/1889

3/9/1990

Clayton D. Buss, 100, former owner of Easton Real Estate business

Clayton D. Buss, 100, formerly of 1410 Northampton St., Easton, died Friday in Leader Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Palmer Township. He was the husband of the late Helen A. (Transue)Buss. He owned a real estate and insurance business in Easton for many years, retiring in l987. He designed and built the former Seville Theater, which later became the former Boyd Theater, Easton, in 1929. Before that, he built and managed the Wil-Bor Theater, Wilson, where he had organized and managed an open air theater on 17th Street. He also managed the Third Street Theater, Easton, for five years. Born in Forks Township, he was a son of the late Clinton and Lizzie Buss. He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Wilson. He was an Army veteran of World War I. He was a past secretary of the Easton Board of Realtors and a past director of the Nazareth Mutual Insurance Co.

Services: 11 a.m. Saturday in the church. Call 10-11 a.m. Saturday in church. Arrangements, Schmidt Mortuary, Nazareth.

 

3/10/1990

 

 

Buss

Donald Paul

 

9/2/1935

8/28/2010

Donald P. Buss; 74; Belleair Bluffs, Fla., formerly Alburtis; died Aug. 28, 2010, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township; born Sept. 2, 1935, Fullerton, Lehigh County; son of the late Stanley R. Sr. & Deldee (Smoyer) Buss; 1954 graduate, Whitehall High School; manager, Bell Atlantic, Allentown, 31 years, retiring 1987; member, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Mertztown. Survivors: wife of 54 years, Constantine L. (Makovsky) Buss; children, Vicki L. (Buss), wife of Glenn Weyer, Hamburg; Colleen M. (Buss), wife of Elias I. Ammary, New Tripoli; Glenn P., husband of Kelly J. (Burnett) Buss, Fleetwood; grandchildren: Jenna M. (Weyer), wife of Mark Beuhner; Erik G. Weyer; Amir G. Ammary; Chelsea L. Ammary; Jackie M. Buss; Brandy L. Simmons; Jimmy Simmons; great-grandchildren, Alexis Simmons; Brianna Simmons; brother, Richard C. Buss, Whitehall; predeceased by brothers, Boyd E. Buss; Stanley R. Buss Jr.

Ludwick Funeral Homes Inc., Topton.

Reading Eagle

8/31/2010

Reading, PA

 

Buss

Elwood G.

 

1919

7/30/2002

Elwood G. Buss Sr., 83, of Nazareth, died July 30 in Chandler Estates, Walnutport. He was the husband of Mildred M. Buss, who died in 1998. He was self-employed farmer for 40 years before retiring in 1990. He was a farm manager for Schoeneck Farms, Upper Nazareth Township, and a real estate agent for Fishburn Realty, Bethlehem, for 10 years. He was a former Lower Nazareth Township supervisor and board chairman. A 32nd degree Mason, he was a member of Whitfield Masonic Lodge 622, Tatamy, Bethlehem Shrine Club, Rajah Temple, Reading and Lehigh Consistory, Allentown. He was a former board member of Beitel Children's Home, Nazareth, and past president of the Nazareth Rotary. Survivors: Son, Elwood G. Jr. of New Holland, Lancaster Count, Edward of Walnutport; sisters, Verna Fabian of Myerstown, Lebanon County; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.

Services: 10 a.m. Saturday in the church. Call 9-10 a.m. Saturday in the church. Arrangements, Bartholomew-Schisler Funeral Home, Nazareth. Contributions: T.L.C. Phase 2 Building Fund, c/o the funeral home. Among the survivors of Elwood G. Buss Sr., 83 of Nazareth, who died July 30, is a sister, Lela Moose of Wescosville. His sister was omitted from his obituary Thursday.

 

8/1/2002

 

 

Buss

Leon L.

 

1926

6/16/1991

Leon L. Buss, 64, of Bangor R.3, died Saturday in his home. He was the husband of Joyce A. (Koehler) Buss. They were married 41 years in April. He was a diesel mechanic for Schwerman Trucking Co., Nazareth, for 22 years, retiring in 1989. Born in Nazareth, he was a son of Norman and Pearl (Gradwohl) Buss of Orange Park, Fla. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Bangor. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, serving in Germany and Austria. He was discharged a Master Sergeant, and also served 16 years in the reserves. He was a member of the Air Force Sergeants Association, and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local No. 773 of the Chauffeurs, Warehouseman and Helpers Union. Survivors: Wife and parent; son, Lee, and daughter, Tammy, wife of Kevin Brands, both of Bangor R.3; sister, Lorraine, wife of Stephen Mammuzich of Bethlehem; brothers, Nelson of Germantown, Gerald of Bethlehem, Conrad of Bangor and Richard of Grange Park, and two step-grandchildren.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, James B. Gaffney Funeral Home, 314 S. 1st St., Bangor; continued services 11 a.m. in the church. Call after 7 p.m. Monday.

 

 

 

 

Buss

Leroy J.

 

1912

11/2000

LeRoy J. Buss, 88, of 515 Daniels Road, Nazareth, died Saturday, November 18, in his home. He was the husband of Erma C. (Buskirk) Buss. They were married 63 years last March. He was a master craftsman and wood grain matcher for the Martin Guitar Company, Nazareth, for 12 years before retiring in 1977. He was also a self-employed farmer for 40 years. Born in Bethlehem Township, he was a son of the late John and Mary (Long) Buss. Born in Bethlehem Township, he was a son of the late John and Mary (Long) Buss. He was a member of Grace Bible Fellowship Church, Nazareth, and was a member of the fellowship board, an elder, deacon and elder emeritus. He was a former trumpeter in the Nazareth Community Band. Survivors: Wife; son, Sterling I. of Bushkill Township; daughters, Marianne E. Lesher and Esther L. Parry, both of Lower Nazareth Township, Eileen N. Teel of Ludlow, McKean County; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by sons, Leo J. and Larry L.

Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Bartholomew-Schisler Funeral Home, 211 East Center Street, Nazareth. Call 7-8:30 p.m. Monday and 10-11 a.m. Tuesday. Contributions: Church benevolence fund or the Visiting Nurses Association of Eastern Pennsylvania, both c/o the funeral home.

Morning Call

11/19/2000

Allentown, PA

 

Buss

Ralph Norman

 

1925

12/31/1990

Ralph N. Buss, 65, of Hellertown, formerly of 345 Juniata St., Freemansburg, died Saturday in his residence. He was the husband of the late Anna M. (Guidon) Buss. He was a truck driver for New Penn Motor Express, Bethlehem, for many years, retiring in 1984. Born in Nazareth, He was a son of Norman and Pearl (Gradwohl) Buss of Orange Park, Fla. He was a member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Freemansburg. He was a Navy veteran. Survivors: Parents; sons, Ralph C. of Nazareth and John A. of Freemansburg; daughter Carol Kametz, with whom he resided; brothers, Nelson of Germansville, Leon and Conrad, both of Bangor, Gerald of Bethlehem and Richard of Orange Park; sister Lorraine Mamuzich of Bethlehem Township and six grandchildren.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Connell Funeral Home, 245 E. Broad St., Bethlehem; continued services 11 a.m. in the church. Call 7-9 Wednesday.

 Morning Call pg.B-5

12/31/1990

 

 

Buss

Robert Jay

 

10/28/1929

4/25/2004

Robert J. Buss, 74, of Catasauqua, passed away on Sunday, April 25 in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Twp. He was the husband of Shirley A. (Schroeder) Buss. They celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary this past October. Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of the late Herman P. and Jennie I. (Saylor) Buss. He was a carpenter foreman for the Bethlehem Steel Corp. for 38 years retiring in 1985. He was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Catasauqua. He was a corporal in the Army during the Korean War, where he was awarded a Purple Heart for wounds received in battle. He fought in both Battles of Heartbreak Ridge and Pork Chop Hill in Korea. On June 24, 2001, he was given an appreciation award by the Korean Church of the Lehigh Valley for his service during the war. Survivors: His wife; sons, Robert J. II of Catasauqua, Thomas P. and his wife Judy of Bethlehem; daughter, Barbara K. wife of Robert Shipe of Catasauqua; brother, Dale H. of Catasauqua; sisters, Marion Ackley of Moline, Ill., Jean Shoemaker of Catasauqua, Sandra Wescoe of Coopersburg; four grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, Larry R. in 1996.

Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, O'Donnell Funeral Home, 1964 Fifth Street, North Catasauqua. Call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and 10-11 a.m. Wednesday. Contributions: To the church. Published in the Morning Call on 4/26/2004.

 

 

 

 

Buss

Roy S.

 

   

Roy S. Buss, 67, of 220 E. Chestnut St., Nazareth, died Friday in Easton Hospital. He was the husband of Evelyn (Mitman) Schenk Buss and the late Mary (Rampulla) Buss. He was a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 22 years before retiring. Born in Bethlehem Township, he was a son of the late William and Anna (Fogel) Buss. He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Nazareth, where he served on the consistory. He was an Army Air Corps. veteran of World War II. He was treasurer of the Nazareth Senior Citizens Club, and a member of the chorus of the Nazareth LORA-MORA and the Happy Boombadeers of the Greater Lehigh Valley. Survivors: Wife, sons, Franklin of Novato, Calif., Joseph of Eaton, Ohio, Roy of Nazareth and William of Easton; stepson, Charles M. Schenk of Bethlehem; step daughters, Karen, wife of Richard Park of Tobyhanna and Beverly Thompson of Trenton N.J.; sister, Mary Smith of Bethlehem; eight grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.

Military services; 11 a.m. Tuesday, Reichel Funeral Home, 220 Washington Park, Nazareth. Call 7-9 p.m. Monday.

 

6/15/1991

 

 

Butz

Adlai Elenora

Stephens

12/18/1857

9/11/1916

STEPHENS, in this city, September 10, 1916 Adelaide (nee Butz),wife of Henry H. Stephens, aged 58 years, 8 months, and 24 days.

Funeral services at the residence of her husband, No. 36 So. Madison St. on Thursday at 2 P.M. Relatives and friends are respectively invited to attend without further notice. Internment in Greenwood Cemetery

Allentown Morning Call, Page 9

9/12/1916

 

Greenwood Cemetery, Allentown, PA

Butz

Arthur A

 

06/09/1890

12/26/1970

Arthur A. Butz; 80; 1628 Walnut St., Allentown; died Saturday, Allentown Hospital; 1939, founded Lehigh Box Co., Inc., Allentown, sold in 1955; part owner, Herrity-Butz Building Co., Allentown; real estate agent, Herrity Real Estate, Allentown; husband of Jennie I. (Hoffman) Butz; born Alburtis; son of the late William & Alice (Ettinger) Butz. Survivors: widow; sister, Mrs. Ober Morning, Oley R. 1; brothers, Atty. William, Allentown; Robert, Alburtis; 5 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren.

J. S. Burkholder Funeral Home, 1601 Hamilton St., Allentown.

Call-Chronicle pg. D-18

12/27/1970

Allentown PA.

 

Butz

Carolina

Bailey

11/26/1849

3/26/1900

Mrs. Martin Bailey, of Alburtis, died yesterday morning of apoplexy, aged 42 years. She is survived by her husband, one daughter and one son.

The funeral will take place on Thursday morning at Huff's Church, Rev. Humbert officiating.

Morning Call pg 1

3/27/1900

Allentown PA

 

Butz

Catharina M

 

02/01/1865

1/12/1945

Catharine M. Butz, 79, for many years a resident of the Lehigh church section near Alburtis, died yesterday morning in Allentown, where she had resided for the last 16 months. Born in Longswamp township, Berks county, she was the daughter of the late Lewis and Alavesta (nee Kuhns) Butz. She was a member of the Lutheran wing of the Lehigh church, and the Sunday school and Ladies aid of the church. In Allentown she made her home with Mr. and Mrs. David Backenstoe, 127 N. Jefferson St. She is survived by several cousins.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1:45 p.m. at 308 S. Main St., Macungie, with further services and burial at Lehigh church. Rev. Carl Neudoeffer will officiate.

Morning Call pg. 7

1/13/1945

Allentown Pa.

 

Butz

Charles A.

 

10/13/1919

10/9/1998

Charles A. Butz; 78; 3 Hidden Valley Road, Longswamp Township, Mertztown; died Friday Oct. 9, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township; owned, operated, Allentown Army & Navy Store, Variety Discount Store, Fogelsville; born Bethlehem; son of the late Dr. Charles A. and Jennie B. (Fritch) Butz; Army veteran, World War II, Infantry, European Theater. Survivors: Nieces, nephews.

Ludwick Funeral Home, Topton.

Morning call pg. B-33

10/10/1998

Allentown Pa.

 

Butz

Edwin

 

06/26/1842

1/24/1929

Reaching the age of 86 years, 6 months and 28 days, Edwin Butz, of Redline (Red Lion?), passed away at his home Thursday, leaving a widow, two sons, two daughters and a sister to mourn his demise. J. W. Butz, at home, and Harry F. Butz, Macungie, R. 2, are the sons; Mrs. Mary Leven, Allentown, and Mrs. C. T. Snyder, Guthsville, are the daughters, and Eliza Butz, Alburtis, is the sister.

Funeral services will be held at his late home on Tuesday at 1.30 and there will also be continued services in the Longswamp church at 2 o'clock. Interment will be made in the adjoining cemetery. [The Allentown Morning Call, Allentown, PA, Sunday, January 27, 1929, page 7] Edwin Butz, of Red Lion, Berks county, widely known coal dealer and father of James W. Butz, Palm, coal dealer, died yesterday at the age of 88 years, 6 months, and 28 days. Last Fall Mr. Butz and his wife celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary. Mr. Butz is survived by his widow, two sons, James, of Palm and Harry F., of Macungie, R. D.: two daughters, Mrs. Mary Levan, of Allentown: and Mrs. C. T. Snyder, of Guthsville. One sister, Elizabeth Butz, of Alburtis, also survives.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at his late residence at Red Lion. Further services at 2 p.m. in the Longswamp church. Interment on the adjoining cemetery.

Funeral Director William H. Dimmig, of East Greenville, has charge.

 Town & Country pg. 6

1/25/1929

Pennsburg, PA

 

Butz

Elda M. K.

Deisher

01/10/1880

5/23/1968

Mrs. Elda M. K. Deisher; 88; Mertztown R. 1; died yesterday at home; widow of Edwin W. Deisher, who died in 1952; born Weisenberg Township; daughter of the late Henry W. & Catharine (Schlicher) Butz; member, Longswamp United Church of Christ; with husband, owned Deisher general store, 1924-1952. Survivors: daughter, Catharine, wife of Max U. Biery, at home; 2 granddaughters; 5 great-grandchildren.

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

Morning Call pg. 47

5/24/1968

Allentown PA.

 

Butz

Eliza Anna

 

01/21/1842

9/29/1929

Miss Eliza Anna Butz died yesterday forenoon at nine o'clock at her late home in Alburtis from general debility, aged 87 years, 8 months and 8 days. The deceased was a daughter of the late James W. and Mary A. (nee Butz) Butz, and was born in Topton. Miss Butz, who was the last of her immediate family, was a devoted member of the Reformed church at Longswamp.

The funeral will be held Wednesday forenoon at 9.30 o'clock with all services in the Longswamp church and interment in the cemetery adjoining. Rev. W. L. Meckstroth, of Mertztown, will officiate. Undertaker Irwin D. DeLong is in charge of the remains.

Morning Call pg. 3

 

Allentown PA.

 

Butz

Elizabeth E.

Leiser

08/25/1894

1/4/1995

Elizabeth E. Leiser; 100; 874 Truman Court, Newark, Ohio, formerly 1518 Allen St., Allentown; died Wednesday at home; wife of the late Erwin P. Leiser; born Berks County; daughter of the late William & Minnie (Geiger) Butz; member, St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Trexlertown. Survivors: daughter, Arlene E., wife of James Goodman, with whom she lived; grandson; 3 great-grandchildren. Buried, St. Paul's Union Cemetery, Trexlertown.

Trexler Funeral Home, 1625 Highland St., Allentown.

Morning Call pg, B-7

1/6/1995

Allentown PA.

 

Butz

Ephraim

 

09/14/1844

3/27/1923

Ephraim Butz, of Topton, died last night at 10 o'clock at the Allentown hospital, following a long illness with a complication of diseases, aged 78 years. He was admitted on January 26th. [obituary, The Allentown Morning Call, Allentown, PA, Wednesday, March 28, 1923, page 7] Ephriam (sic) Butz, aged 73 years, 6 months and 13 days, died at the Allentown hospital, where he was confined for nearly two months. Mr. Butz was an active farmer up to the time of his death. He was a resident of Topton all his life. He is survived by his wife, Susan (nee Trexler); five grandchildren, two brothers, Edwin, of Red Lion, and William B., and one sister, Eliza, both of Alburtis.

The funeral will be held from his late home in Topton on Monday, April 2, at 9.30 a.m. Further services will be conducted in Longswamp church. Interment in cemetery adjoining. Rev. W. L. Meckstroh will officiate.

Morning Call pg. 7

3/30/1923

Allentown Pa.

 

Butz

Estella J.

Morning

12/28/1887

11/6/1978

Mrs. Estella B. Morning; 90; Oley R. 1; died Monday, Allentown & Sacred Heart Hospital Center; widow of Ober Morning; taught school, Egypt, Oley Valley, retiring several years ago; born Alburtis; daughter of the late William B. & Mary Alice (Ettinger) Butz. Survivors: son, Ober, Allentown; brothers, Robert F., Alburtis; William B., Allentown.

Trexler & Hook Funeral Home, Topton.

Morning call pg. D-4

11/7/1978

Allentown PA.

Zion Lehigh Union Cemetery, Alburtis

Butz

Florence M.

Sechler

09/30/1892

1/3/1977

Mrs. Florence M. Sechler; 84; formerly Topton; died Monday, Phoebe-Devitt Home; husband, Richard C. Sechler, died 1955; born Lehigh County; daughter of the late William P. & Elmina (Geiger) Butz; member, St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Mertztown. Survivors: daughters, Mrs. Beatrice M. Drey, Mertztown R. 1; Lillian C., wife of Ellsworth H. Bieber, Kutztown; Dorothea E., wife of Walter R. Krick, Topton; Joyce M., wife of Neil W. F. Printz, Topton; sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Leiser, Allentown; Mrs. Miriam H. Trexler, Kutztown; 10 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.

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

Morning Call pg. 15

1/4/1977

Allentown PA.

 

Butz

Harrison F

 

05/03/1878

6/5/1933

Harry F. Butz, prominently known lumber, feed and coal dealer at Red Lion, died of pneumonia at the Allentown hospital on Monday morning, aged 55 years, 1 month and 2 days. Mr. Butz was in excellent health until a week ago yesterday. While painting the cupola on top of his feed store on May 29, he slipped and fell off the roof, landing in a coal car standing on a siding. Four ribs were fractured. Early in the week he was sent to the Allentown hospital when pneumonia developed. He is survived by his wife, his mother, one brother and two sisters: James W. Butz, Palm; Mary J. Levan, this city; and Annie L., wife of Clinton Snyder, Guthsville.

The funeral will be held on Friday afternoon at 1:30, daylight saving time, at the residence of his mother, Mrs. Edwin Butz, Macungie R. 2, with further services and interment at the Longswamp Reformed church

Morning Call pg. 7

6/6/1933

Allentown Pa,

Longswamp Reformed church

Butz

Harry S

 

09/10/1892

10/12/1971

Harry S. Butz; 79; East Texas; died Tuesday, Allentown Osteopathic Hospital; husband of the late Ella (Reinert) Butz; 1919-1957, partner with brother George, Butz Bros. general merchandise store, East Texas; director, Lehigh County Agricultural Society; former school director, Upper Macungie Township; born Wescosville; son of the late Levi & Calestina (Romig) Butz; member, Salem United Methodist Church, East Texas. Survivors: son Russell, East Texas; 8 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren.

Schmoyer Funeral Home, Breinigsville.

Morning Call pg. 16

10/13/1971

Allentown Pa.

 

Butz

Harvey Elmer

 

05/09/1864

3/24/1928

Harvey E. Butz; died suddenly, heart trouble, at home of brother-in-law and sister, Rev. & Mrs. M. H. Brensinger, Fleetwood; aged 63 years, 10 months, 16 days; born Longswamp township, Berks county; son of the late William and Sarah (Haas) Butz. Survivors: sisters, Mrs. Sarah Albright, Williamsport; Mrs. Ellen Brensinger, with whom he resided; half brothers, William Butz, Mertztown; Rev. Dr. Charles Butz, Bethlehem.

Buried, Longswamp cemetery.

Morning call pg. 7

3/27/1928

Allentown Pa.

 

Butz

Henry W.

 

01/05/1848

8/1/1937

Henry W. Butz, retired farmer and well known resident of Longswamp, Berks county, died at 8.30 a.m. Sunday at his home, the residence of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Deisher, after an illness of three weeks. He was in his 90th year. Up to three weeks ago, Mr. Butz appeared in remarkable health in view of his advanced age and prior to that time was engaged daily in doing work about the garden of the old homestead. Born in Berks county, a son of David and Marietta (Wetzel) Butz, he attended the public schools and the Meyerstown academy. Later he took up farming and continued active until his retirement 24 years ago. He was a faithful member of the Reformed congregation of the Longswamp church and had served as a deacon and elder of the church. His wife, Cassie (Schlicher) Butz, died 14 years ago. He is survived by one daughter, Elda, wife of Edwin Deisher, Longswamp; one son, Walter Butz, postmaster of Breinigsville, and one grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at his late home on Wednesday at 1.30 p.m., D.S.T., with further services in the Longswamp church. Rev. Donald Englert will officiate. Interment will be made in the cemetery adjoining the church. Friends may call at the home on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Morning Call pg. 3

8/2/1937

Allentown PA.

 

Butz

Jacob

 

01/1847

2/15/1917

Jacob Butz, a well-known retired railroader, died of pneumonia at Reading on Thursday, aged 70 years. Deceased was a native of Shamrock. He followed railroading all his life. For 53 years he was a freight conductor on the Harrisburg-Allentown division of the Reading Railway. He was retired with a pension by the company, December 1, 1916. Deceased leaves his widow, Lovina (nee Hassler); one stepson, Daniel H. Sohl, Reading, and two sisters, Mrs. Susan Weida, Canton, O., and Mrs. Elizabeth Frederick, Allentown.

Morning Call pg. 8

2/16/1917

Allentown Pa.

 

Butz

James E.

 

02/02/1870

8/30/1925

James E. Butz, a former member of the Lower Macungie Township School Board, and for several terms its treasurer, died at his home in Alburtis on Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, following a stroke of apoplexy. He was aged 55 years, 6 months and 2 days. Mr. Butz was connected with a shirt mill in Northampton. He left for there on an early train on Friday morning, and was apparently in the best of health. After being stricken, he went to the plant office and asked for assistance because he said he could not see clearly. A co-worker went with him, and a short time later, Mr. Butz collapsed. From the plant, Mr. Butz was taken to his home in Alburtis. Dr. Eugene Mohr, of Alburtis; Dr. William Long, of Longswamp; and Dr. R. L. Schaeffer, of this city, were summoned and held a consultation. They prescribed a treatment and did everything within their power to relieve him, but he passed away on Sunday. Deceased was a tailor by trade, and followed this occupation for many years. He was born in Topton, a son of James M. and Emma E. (Kuhns) Butz. He served as a school director in Lower Macungie for two terms, and also as treasurer of that board. Fraternally, he was affiliated with the Knights of Malta, of Alburtis; Toxelox Tribe, I.O.R.M., of Alburtis. He was also a member of the Lutheran congregation of Lehigh church, Alburtis. There survive his widow, Martha (Fretz) Butz, a daughter, Pearl, wife of Russell Young, of Washington, D.C., and a grandchild, Jewell Young. A sister and a brother, Ida, wife of Tilghman Andreas, of Macungie, and Frank Butz, of Kutztown, also survive.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

 Morning Call pg. 5

8/31/1925

Allentown PA

 

Butz

Margaret Catherine

Schweitzer

10/04/1797

04/07/1883

Another link between the present and past generations has been broken by the demise of Mrs. Catharine Schweitzer, who departed this life at her home on Broad Street, shortly after midnight on Saturday, April 7th. Mrs. Schweitzer was born at Butztown, this Co., on Oct. 4, 1797, where her parents, George and Catharine Butz (maiden name Treisbach) resided. She was baptized by Rev. Thomas Pomp of the Reformed Church, Easton. Her parents were among the early settlers of Bethlehem township, and the present village of Butztown was named after Mr. Butz, who owned extensive tracts of lands in that locality which were gradually put in cultivation under his superintendence. In the year 1800 Mr. Butz built the flour mills which stand on Nancy Run, and now owned and occupied by Mrs. Schweitzer's son, Robert T. Schweitzer. Later he built the flour mills at Freemansburg, known as Gwinner's Mills, now owned by Wm. Luckenbach, this place. In addition to several farms and mills, in the year 1806, Mr. Butz built the Butztown Hotel, where he presided as landlord for many years. At the old homestead, sometimes on the farm and at other times at the hotel, Mrs. Schweitzer spent the days of her youth and girlhood in attending to domestic duties. She was a willing and faithful help to her parents. While living in retirement in Bethlehem she was fond of relating to her children and visitors many interesting incidents of long ago and the happy days she spent at Butztown. After the flour mills were erected at Freemansburg she made many trips on foot from her home to the mills bearing on her head a large basket heavily loaded with provisions (dinner) for the millers or workmen.

Bethlehem "Daily Times"

4/9/1883

 

Dryland Church Cemetery, Hecktown, Lower Nazareth Township, PA

Butz

Maria

Weiler

11/17/1819

10/6/1900

Maria, widow of Nathan Weiler, died on Saturday morning at her home, No. 217 North Seventh street, aged 80 years. Her maiden name was Butz and she was twice married. Her first husband was Nathan Ziegler, with whom she had two children, Mrs. John D. Butz, deceased, and Jane Ziegler, who survives. She also leaves these step-children: John F. Weiler, Mrs. Thomas Strauss and Mrs. Henry W. Balliet, all of this city. Sylvester and Isidore Weiler and Mrs. Frank Beck are deceased step-children. Mrs. Weiler leaves a brother, Peter Butz, of Lower Macungie. Her second husband, Nathan Weiler, died nineteen years ago.

Morning Call pg. 4

10/8/1900

Allentown, PA,

Union Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh co, PA

Butz

Milton B. T.

 

11/21/1869

11/7/1921

Milton B. T. Butz, one of Topton's best known business men, committed suicide yesterday morning by hanging himself in the garage behind his home. He was 55 years old, successful in business and his friends were greatly shocked to learn of his rash deed. No reason could be assigned to his action. Shortly after six o'clock yesterday morning, Mrs. Schofer, wife of the Topton undertaker, went to the Butz home to assist in the household duties because of Mrs. Butz's illness. Mr. Butz was about to go out of the house and he asked Mrs. Schofer to remain with Mrs. Butz until he returned. Shortly after ten o'clock a member of the family had occasion to go into the garage and was horrified to find the lifeless body hanging from a girder. He had evidently been dead for several hours. A search of his personal effects revealed the face that Mr. Butz premeditated suicide. A note in his desk asked his wife's forgiveness, but gave no reason for the deed. Mr. Butz was engaged in the erection of a new moving picture theatre for Topton. He was quite successful in the operation of a theatre, which he opened after being in the barber business for many years. The face that his wife was ill, that his mother also is in poor health and the grind of business, are believed to have preyed on his mind. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ephriam Butz, his widow and a son.

The funeral, which will be held privately, has not been arranged.

Morning Call pg. 5 & 12

11/8/1921

Allentown PA

 

Butz

Minnie L.

Rasely

06/19/1871

11/30/1956

Minnie lived in Bangor, PA most of her life. She was a member of St. John's Evangelical and Reformed Church and the Mountain Laurel Protective Assembly, of the Dames of Malta. Minnie died at her home, 631 N. Main St. in Bangor, and was buried in St. John's Cemetery.

Easton Express, p. 12

11/30/1956

Easton, PA

St. John's Cemetery - Bangor, PA

Butz

Miriam H.

Trexler

1/1/1903

2/2/1990

Mrs. Miriam H. Trexler; 87; formerly Kutztown; died Friday, Lutheran Home, Topton; widow of George M. Trexler; taught, Brandywine School District, over 30 years; born Longswamp Township; daughter of the late William P. and Minnie (Geiger) Butz; member, St. John's United Church of Christ, Kutztown. Survivors: none.

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

Morning Call, pg. B-35

2/3/1990

Allentown, PA

 

Butz

Raymond D

 

1913

10/20/1961

Raymond D. Butz; 49; 673 Harrison St., Emmaus; died Friday, Sacred Heart Hospital; husband of Dorothy E. (Xander) Butz; born Topton; son of Elda (Kieffer) Butz & the late John Butz; salesman, Charles A. Bell Co.; member, Christ Lutheran Church, Allentown. Survivors: wife; mother; sons, John, student at Pennsylvania State College; William, student at Moravian Preparatory School; daughter, Barbara, student at Emmaus High School; sisters, Mina, wife of Dr. Gustave Moessen, East New Brunswick, N.J.; Marion, wife of Dr. Jack Cann, Denmark.

J. S. Burkholder Funeral Home, 1601 Hamilton St., Allentown.

Call-Chronicle pg. B-6

22-Oct-61

Allentown Pa.

 

Butz

Robert F.

 

06/01/1884

7/22/1979

Robert F. Butz; 95; 588 Franklin St., Alburtis; died Sunday at home; husband of the late Caroline (Paiste) Butz; born Alburtis; son of the late William B. & Mary Alice (Ettinger) Butz; 1902 graduate, Ursinus College; attended University of Pennsylvania School of Law; district magistrate, 1913-73; owner, Alburtis Shirt Mills; member, Church of the Good Shepherd, Alburtis; one of founders, Alburtis Building & Loan Association; Lehigh County draft board secretary, World War I. Survivors: daughter, Jean Butz Stoneback, Alburtis; brother, Atty. William B., Allentown; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.

Horace W. Schantz Funeral Home, Emmaus.

Morning call pg. D-3

7/24/1979

Allentown Pa.

Zion Lehigh cemetery, Alburtis, Lehigh co, PA

Butz

Sally A.

Hensinger

1864

12/30/1945

Mrs. Sally A. Hensinger, wife of James W. Hensinger, of Schnecksville, died last Sunday at her home in Schnecksville. She was in her 81st year. She was the daughter of the late Charles P. and Sally A., nee Ruch, Butz of North Whitehall and was a member of Union Church, Neffs. She was preceded in death by two sons. In addition to her husband she is survived by three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Rev. Robert Urffer will officiate at services at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Walter S. Bard Funeral Home, in Schnecksville. Interment will be made in the Union Church cemetery, Neffs.

Newspaper

1/2/1946

 

Union Church Cemetery, Neffs.

Butz

Sarah Ann

Deisher

02/07/1834

01/21/1897

Mrs. William Deisher, of Bower's Station, died at the home of her son-in-law, Edwin DeLong, on Thursday morning of pneumonia, after a brief illness, aged 63 years. The surviving children are Mrs. Edwin DeLong, of Bower's; Peter, of Alburtis; Reuben, of Shamrock; Mrs. Alvin Seamoyer, of Allentown. Her aged mother, Mrs. Reuben Butz, also survives. She was a sister of S. A. Batz and Reuben Butz, of this city, and of Mrs. Jacob Deisher of Maxatawny.

Funeral Tuesday forenoon at 10 o'clock at Longswamp church. [

Morning Call pg. 4

1/23/1897

Allentown Pa.

 

Butz

Sarah Jane

Weida

09/1839

12/18/1909

Sara Jane, widow of John W. Weida, died on Saturday at the home of her son, Dr. I. J. Weida, at Emaus. She suffered a nervous breakdown and was confined to bed since last August. She was born 70 years ago in Penn township, Schuylkill county, and was a daughter of Jonathan and Mary Wagonhorst Butz. Mr. Weida conducted a farm in Longswamp township, Berks county. There are two sons, Dr. Weida, above mentioned, and Jerome B., of Philadelphia. A brother is Jacob Butz, of Philadelphia, and the sisters are Mrs. Elizabeth Frederick, of Allentown; Mrs. Mary Harrington, of California, and Mrs. Susan Weida, of Ohio. There are also two grandchildren surviving. Her husband preceded her in death about a year. Deceased was a member of the Evangelical Church.

The funeral was held yesterday with interment in the family plot in Fairview Cemetery, Macungie.

Macungie Progress pg. 1

12/23/1909

Macungie, PA

 

Butz

Willard J.

 

   

Willard J. "Pop" Butz, 89, formerly of South Church Street, Nazareth, died Friday in Easton Hospital. He was the husband of the late Arlene (Nicholas) Butz. He worked for the former Green Acres Hay Dryers, Palmer Township. Before that, he worked for the former Schoeneck Farms, Nazareth until 1958. Born in Monroe County, he was a son of the late John and Amanda (Searfoss) Butz. He was a founder of the Hecktown Fire Company, of which he was a member for 63 years. He was a former Cub Scout Leader in Stockertown. Survivors: Sons, Leroy and Harold, both of Easton, Marlyn and Dale, both of Nazareth, Carl of Somerset, New Jersey, Lester of Wind Gap and Ronald of Allentown; daughters, Margie Brown and Mae Bender, both of Stockertown and Gloria Butz of Nazareth; 20 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Reichel Funeral Home, 220 Washington Park, Nazareth. Call 7-9 p.m. Monday.

 

2/29/1992

 

 

Butz

William

 

06/30/1812

11/04/1883

William Butz, a well known farmer residing about 1 miles from Alburtis, died at his residence on Sunday week, after a severe illness with typhoid fever. He was a man of many friends, and his death is deeply regretted by the people of the community in which he was best known.

Allentown Democrat pg. 2

11/14/1883

Allentown, PA

 

Butz

William B

 

04/30/1856

5/28/1928

William B. Butz, one of the most influential residents and leading business men of Alburtis, died suddenly of heart disease at 12.45 o'clock Monday morning at his home, Main street, that place. He was in his 73rd year. He was born in Topton, a son of the long deceased James Butz and his wife, Mary M., nee Butz. At the age of fourteen years he opened a general merchandise store at Topton. He continued there for some years until the death of his brother, James, who conducted a similar business at Alburtis, which he then took over in partnership with Emil Weiss. Later he assumed full charge of this business and conducted the store until the time of his death. For twenty-one years he served as postmaster of Alburtis, a position now held by his son Arthur. He was a promoter of silk industries in Kutztown, Topton and Alburtis, and was president of the firm of W. B. Butz and Sons, which firm purchased the Thomas Iron company property at Alburtis. He was also president of the Butz Textile company, Alburtis, silk manufacturers. He was a faithful member of the Lehigh Reformed church. Fraternally he was affiliated with the K. G. E., F. P. A., Red Men and Knights of Malta, of Alburtis, and the I. O. O. F., of Macungie. He is survived by his widow, Alice, nee Ettinger, and the following children: Robert, Ralph, Arthur and William J. Butz, Jr., of Alburtis, and Mrs. Ober Morning, of Shillington, Berks county. He is also survived by a sister, Eliza Butz, Alburtis, and a brother, Edwin Butz, Red Lion, Berks county, and five grandchildren.

The funeral will be held from his late residence, Main street, Alburtis, on Friday at 2.15 p.m. standard time.

Brief services at the house will be followed by further services in the Lehigh church, Rev. F. P. Laros officiating. Interment will be made in the cemetery adjoining the church.

Morning Call pg 5 & 9

5/29/1928

Allentown PA.

 

Butz

William P. A.

 

01/03/1869

3/30/1959

William P. Butz; 90; Dryville, Mertztown R. 1; died yesterday at home; farmer until 1909; then employed by Reading Railroad Co., retiring 25 years ago; born Lower Macungie Township; son of the late William & Floranda Fegely Butz; wife, former Minnie Geiger, died several years ago; member, UCC congregation, St. Paul's Union Church, Mertztown; consistory member, over 50 years. Survivors: daughters, Mrs. George Trexler, with whom he lived; Mrs. Florence Sechler, Topton; Mrs. Edwin Leiser, Allentown; 5 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

DeLong & Trexler Funeral Home, Topton.

Morning Call pg. 13

5/31/1959

Allentown Pa.

 

Buzzard

Eleanor B.

Evans

3/16/1914

7/9/2003

Eleanor B. Evans, 89, formerly of Bangor, died July 9 in Gracedale, Upper Nazareth Township. She was the wife of the late Granville Evans. Born in Bangor, she was a daughter of the late Russell and Emma (Matthews) Buzzard. She was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bangor, serving as church secretary for 30 years, and was a former member of the church council. She was honored by the Voters Hall of Fame in Pennsylvania for voting for 50 consecutive years. Survivors: Son, John D. of Bangor; daughters, Judith Landry of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Beth D'Aversa of Stroudsburg; five grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, James B. Gaffney Funeral Home, 314 S. First St., Bangor. Call 10-11 a.m. Saturday. Contributions: To the church or American Heart Association, Bethlehem. (Obituary also in "The Express-Times", Easton, PA, Friday, 11 July 2003, pg. B-4) Eleanor was a graduate of Bangor High School. A sister, Gloria Evans, died earlier.

Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery in Bangor.

Morning Call pg. B-11

7/11/2003

Allentown PA.

St. John's Cemetery, Bangor, PA

Buzzard

Gloria Jane

Evans

3/13/1925

6/28/1986

Mrs. Gloria J. Evans, 61, of 731 Chestnut St., Bangor, died Saturday in her home. She was the wife of Sherwood Evans. She was a secretary at the Bangor Water Co. for 20 years until retiring in 1964. Born in Bangor, she was a daughter of the late Mrs. Emma S. Buzzard. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Bangor, and a life member of the Elks Auxiliary. She was a former member of the Junior Women's Club. Mrs. Evans also belonged to a now-defunct organization known as the Young Missionary Society. Surviving with her husband is a sister, Mrs. Eleanor B. Evans of Bangor, and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Hough Home for Funerals, 207 Market St., Bangor. A calling hour will precede the services. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery in Bangor.

Morning Call pg. B-20

7/29/1986

Allentown PA.

St. John's Cemetery, Bangor, PA

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