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Dabus

Conrad

 

11/07/1848

11/7/1907

Conrad Dabus, a well-known resident of the city and former police officer, fell dead at his home on Northampton Street late this afternoon. He was a son of the late Mr. & Mrs. John Dabus, old-time residents of the western section of the city. Mr. Dabus was about 50 years old & is survived by his widow. He served a number of years in the regular army.

Easton Daily Express, page 1

11/7/1907

Easton, PA

Easton Heights Cemetery, Easton, PA

Dankel

Charles Henry

 

1/17/1925

10/3/1986

Charles H. Dankel; 63; 319 W. Franklin St., Topton; died Sunday, Allentown Hospital; husband of Lovie J. (Steffy) Dankel; superintendent, Electro Chemical Co., Emmaus, retiring 1978; born Longswamp Township; son of the late Charles L. and Laura S. (Fegely) Dankel; member, St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Mertztown; Army veteran, World War II. Survivors: widow; son Perry, at home; two daughters, Mona, wife of Pierce Turner, Topton; Peggy, wife of Russel Geist, Mertztown R.1; four sisters, Lucy, wife of Charles Dengler, Wescosville R.1; Dorothy, wife of Stanley Radcliffe, Mertztown; Ruth, wife of George Follweiler, Emmaus; Mrs. Arlene Weaknecht, Mertztown R.1; six grandchildren; great-granddaughter.

Schofer Funeral Home, Topton.

Morning Call, page B6

10/6/1986

Allentown, PA

 

Dankel

Ellen J.

Pilgert

02/14/1866

11/15/1940

Mrs. Ellen Pilgert, 74, of Mertztown, was fatally stricken with an apoplectic stroke at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon as she crossed Hamilton St. at Race St. to enter the Central railroad station. She was taken to Sacred Heart hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Mrs. Pilgert was found lying in the car tracks by Louis Schrampf and Felix Kovonet, both of Coplay, and was taken to the hospital in the automobile of Stanley C. DeHaven, 1533 Turner St. Identification was made possible by a department store charge check found in her purse. Capt. Of Detectives William Detweiler and Detective Wallace Yeager proved identification by contacting the store which issued the check and where she had shopped earlier in the afternoon. Coroner Alexander M. Peters, M.D., viewed the body at the hospital and said death was due to apoplexy. Mrs. Pilgert was born in Ohio, a daughter of the late Reuben and Sophia, nee Stauffer, Dankel. She was a member of the Reformed wing of the Mertztown church. Besides her husband, Henry P. Pilgert, she is survived by one son, Henry P. Pilgert, Drexel Hill; one daughter, Julia F. Pilgert, Irvington, N.J., and one granddaughter. She also leaves one brother, George F. Dankel, Reading, and two sisters, Mrs. Jeremiah Gulden, Harrisburg, and Mrs. Addie S. Haas, Reading.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

Morning Call pg. 5

11/16/1940

Allentown Pa.

 

Dankel

Frances S.

Rehm

11/25/1918

4/7/2002

Frances S. "Fritz" Rehm; 83; formerly Allentown; died April 7, St. Luke's Hospital, Allentown Campus; wife of the late Harold A.S. Rehm Sr.; born Longswamp; daughter of the late Grover and Lizzie (DeLong) Dankel; former member, Southwark Hose Company No. 9, Catasauqua, Fairview Fire Company No. 1, Liberty Fire Company No. 5, both Allentown. Survivors: Daughter, Shirley Ann Paul, Catasauqua; son, Harold A.S. Jr., Emmaus; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; great-great-granddaughter. John H.

Brubaker Funeral Home, 234 Walnut St., Catasauqua.

Morning Call pg. B-8

4/8/2002

Allentown PA.

 

Dankel

Luella May

Meitzler

09/24/1889

12/12/1970

Mrs. Louella M. Meitzler; 81; formerly Macungie; died Saturday, Nightingale Convalescent Home, Allentown; widow of Harry C. Meitzler; born Longswamp Township; daughter of the late Henry J. & Sarah A. Oswald Dankel; member, Longswamp United Church of Christ. Survivors: sons, Charles, Macungie; Paul, Topton.

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

Call-Chronicle pg. B-3

12/13/1970

Allentown PA.

 

Dankel

Marie S.

Kruse

3/13/1910

12/5/1998

Marie S. Kruse; 88; 114 Callowhill St., Topton; died Saturday, Dec. 5, at home; wife of the late Arthur W. Kruse; packer, Royal Manufacturing Co., Alburtis, over 30 years, retiring 1985; born Reading; daughter of the late Irwin and Lorena (Ahn) Dankel; member, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Mertztown. Survivor: son, Richard H., at home.

Ludwick Funeral Home, Topton.

Call-Chronicle pg.B-10

12/6/1998

Allentown PA

 

Dankel

Mary E.

Isamoyer

1885

11/24/1944

A scratch from the bone of a rabbit which she was dressing two weeks ago caused an infection and brought on the death by tularemia of Mrs. Mary E. Reppert, 59, Kempton, R. 2, near Albany station, early yesterday morning at St. Joseph's hospital, Reading. Mrs. Reppert was the widow of the late Harry A. Reppert and daughter of the late Henry Dankel and Sarah Epler Dankel. She was born in Lehigh county. She is survived by one son, Charles R., Kempton, two daughters, Mrs. Charles Fritch, Reading, and Mrs. Norman L. Smith, Kempton; three brothers, Edwin Dankel, Allentown, Morris Dankel, Langhorne and Charles Dankel, Mertztown, and nine grandchildren. She was employed at the Hamburg State Sanatorium and was a member of the Longswamp church on the Evangelical-Reformed side.

The funeral will be held on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. from her late home at Kempton R. 2 with further services in the Longswamp church. Rev. John Herbster will officiate. Interment will be made in the adjoining cemetery.

Morning Call pg. 5

11/25/1944

Allentown PA.

 

Danner

John Franklin

 

03/18/1834

3/3/1912

John Franklin Danner served in Co. A, 153rd Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War. He was confined in Libby Prison and later re-enlisted as a Private in Company M, 2nd Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry. He was a carpenter.

He is buried in Nisky Hill Cemetery.

 

3/4/1912

 

Nisky Hill Cemetery. Bethlehem, PA

Danner

Max Leroy

 

10/28/1921

1/24/1990

Max L. Danner, 68, of 500 W. Graves Lane, Carson City, Nev., formerly of Kutztown, died Jan. 24 in Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center, Reno, Nev. He was the husband of Johanna T. (Furst) Danner. He worked in the coin room of the Carson City Nugget Casino for eight years before retiring in 1985. Before that he was a postal carrier in Kutztown for many years before retiring in 1978. Born in Kutztown, he was a son of the late Roy and Lydia (Hamsher) Danner. Survivors: Wife; son Todd of Carson City; brother Wayne of Kutztown and a sister, Ruth Zale of West Chester, Chester County.

Services: 11:15 a.m. Friday, Gethsemane Cemetery, Laureldale, Berks County. No calling hours. Arrangements, Hildenbrand Funeral Home, Kutztown.

Morning Call

2/7/1990

Allentown, PA

 

Danner

Wayne F.

 

9/29/1913

8/13/2003

WAYNE F. DANNER, born September 29, 1913 in Pennsylvania. Died August 13, 2003 in Kutztown, Berks County, PA. “Wayne F. Danner, age 89, 257 East Main Street, Kutztown, PA, died Wednesday, August 13, 2003, at the Lutheran Home at Topton, (Longswamp Twp) where he was a patient since June 2, 2002. He was the husband of Katie S. (Spangler) Danner, they were married 60 years this past April 24th. Born in Maxatawny Twp., PA., he was the son of the late Roy and the late Lydia (Hamsher) Danner. He was a custodian at Kutztown University for over 20 years retiring in 1978. Prior to that he was employed by his father, at the former Danner's Dairy, Kutztown. He also worked at the former Dick Brothers Company, Reading, PA, in the machine shop. He was a 1931 graduate of Kutztown High School. He also graduated from McCanns Business School, Reading, PA, with a degree in business in the mid 1930's. He also attended Kutztown University. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Kutztown. He was an Army veteran of WWII and a member and secretary of Ray A. Master, Post #217, American Legion, Topton where he served as secretary for 15 years during the 1940's and 1950's. He is survived by Wife; Sister, Ruth (Danner) Zale, Downingtown, PA.

Funeral Services are Monday, August 18 at 2:30 PM from Ludwick Funeral Home, 333 Greenwich Street, Kutztown. Interment in Hope Cemetery, Kutztown. Friends may call Monday, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM.”

 

 

 

 

Daubert

Gladys L.

Kulp

12/8/1931

3/22/1993

GLADYS L. KULP Gladys L. Kulp, 61, of East Stroudsburg, died Monday in Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg. She was the wife of Jesse E. Kulp. Born in Stroudsburg, she was a daughter of Henry Daubert of Stroudsburg and the late Lena (Hay) Daubert. She was a member of Stroudsburg Wesleyan Church. Survivors: Husband and father; daughter, Claudia Rodenhauser of East Stroudsburg; son, David A., and a brother Joseph, both of Stroudsburg, and a granddaughter.

Services: 1:30 p.m. Friday, Lanterman & Allen Funeral Home, 27 Washington St., East Stroudsburg. Call 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Morning Call pg. B-12

3/24/1993

Allentown Pa.

 

Daubert

Henry

 

11/26/1903

5/20/1996

HENRY DAUBERT Henry Daubert, 92, of Stroudsburg died Monday in Stroud Manor, East Stroudsburg. He was the husband of the late Lena (Hay) Daubert. He was a textile worker and weaver for the former King Ribbon Factory, East Stroudsburg, for many years until retiring in 1968. Born in Phillipsburg, he was a son of the late Joseph A. and Daisy (Henry) Daubert. He was a member of Zion United Church of Christ, Stroudsburg. Survivors: Son, Joseph A. of Stroudsburg; sister, Ruth Shelley of Myerstown, Lebanon County; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-granddaughters. He was predeceased by a daughter, Gladys Kulp.

Services: 10 a.m. Friday, William H. Clark Funeral Home, 1003 Main St., Stroudsburg. Call 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday.

Morning Call pg. B-10

5/22/1996

Allentown PA.

 

Daubert

Joseph A.

 

9/20/1924

11/23/1996

JOSEPH A. DAUBERT Joseph A. Daubert, 72, of Stroudsburg died Saturday, Nov. 23, at home. He was the husband of Carrie M. (Setzer) Daubert for 52 years. He was a machinist at G.W. Sebring, Stroudsburg, for more than 34 years before retiring in 1989. Born in Stroudsburg, he was a son of the late Henry and Lena (Hay) Daubert. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Monroe County Bee Keepers Association. Survivors: Wife; son, Wayne J. of Tannersville; daughter, Dolores Velez of Stroudsburg; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, William H. Clark Funeral Home, 1003 Main St., Stroudsburg. Call 7-8:30 p.m. Monday.

Morning Call pg. B-10

11/24/1996

Allentown PA.

 

Davidheiser

Levi Hoffman

 

04/06/1836

10/20/1920

Levi H. Davidheiser, retired farmer, died of complications and infirmities due to old age, on Thursday at his late home at New Hanover. He was a native of New Hanover. Deceased was ill about eight weeks and was a member of Swamp Lutheran Church, New Hanover. Besides his widow, Malinda, (nee Yorgey) the following survive: Children, George at home; Charles A. Y. and Alfred, New Hanover; Levi Baltimore; a sister, Mrs. Sophia Rhoads, formerly of Boyertown, was a twin.

Berks Democrat

10/22/1921

 

Fairview Cemetery, Boyertown, PA

Davis

Albert C.

 

2/22/1928

6/17/2005

Albert C. Davis, 77, of Pohatcong Township, NJ, passed away on Friday, June 17, 2005 at his home. Born: On February 22, 1928 in Phillipsburg, NJ, he was a son of the late F. Arling and Florence Moser Davis. Personal: He and his wife, the former Doris M. Dimmick, observed their 54th wedding anniversary in October of 2004. He has lived in Pohatcong Township for 29 years. Prior to that he lived in Alpha, NJ. Albert was a mechanic for the New Jersey Power and Light Co. for 10 years, retiring in 1993. Prior to that, he worked at the former J. T. Baker Chemical Co. in Phillipsburg and the Alpha Portland Cement Co. in Easton. He graduated from Phillipsburg High School, Class of 1946. Albert served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He loved to help people and fully enjoyed all of the outdoors. Memberships: He was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, Pohatcong Township, where he had served on the church council and was a former member of the church choir. He was a 55 year member of Phillipsburg Lodge of 52 F&AM, was a member of, past president, and past secretary of the Forks of the Delaware Coin Club. Survivors: In addition to his wife, Doris, he is survived by three daughters, Karen L. Benner and her fiancée, Marc Karom of Zionsville, PA; Gail M. Speidell and her husband, Bill, of Lynchburg, VA; Sandra J. Davis of Staten Island, NJ; three sisters, Ellen Oberly of Big Timber, Montana, Edith Exley of Bethlehem Township, PA, Jayne Schuppe of Kankakee, IL; four grandchildren, Marc C. Benner, Shelby N. Benner, Matthew A. Benner, and Jay M. Speidell. A grandson, Ian Christopher Speidell, and a brother, Arling Davis, both died earlier.

Services: Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Rupell Funeral Home, 465 Memorial Parkway, Phillipsburg, NJ.

Masonic services will be held on Monday at 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Calling hours will be held on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be in Fairmount Cemetery, Phillipsburg, NJ.

Express Times, pg. B-6

6/18/2005

Easton, PA

Fairmount Cemetery, Phillipsburg, Warren Co., NJ

Davis

Arlington William

 

12/28/1923

5/2/1993

Arling William Davis, 69, of 2840 Santee Road, Bethlehem Township, died Sunday in Muhlenberg Hospital Center. He was the common-law husband of Helga Fitch. He worked in the management and sales departments of M G Industries, a welding and supply company, Palmerton, before retiring. Born in Phillipsburg, he was a son of Florence (Moser) Davis of Phillipsburg and the late F. Arling Davis. He was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church, Bethlehem. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. Survivors: Common-law wife and mother; son Daniel of Bethlehem; brother Albert of Phillipsburg; sisters, Edith, wife of Robert Exley of Phillipsburg, Mrs. Ellen Oberly of Milford, N.J., and Mrs. Jane Schutte of Kankakee, Ill.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial services: 6 p.m. Thursday in the church. No calling hours. Arrangements, Long Funeral Home, Bethlehem.

Morning Call pg B-6

5/4/1993

Allentown, PA

 

Davis

Floyd Arling

 

1899

8/14/1955

F. Arling Davis, 54, Post Office Employee, Police Reserve Officer F. Arling David, 54, a lieutenant in the Phillipsburg Police Reserve and custodian at Phillipsburg Post Office since 1937, died of a heart attack yesterday morning at his home, 610 Corliss Ave., Phillipsburg. He was a son of Wilson Davis, of Phillipsburg, and the late Ella Nixon Davis. He was of the Presbyterian faith. Surviving are his widow, the former Florence S. Moser; three daughters, Mrs. Charles Oberly, of Milford, and Mrs. Robert Exley and Miss Jane Davis, both of Phillipsburg; two sons, Arling, of Bethlehem, and Albert, of Phillipsburg; a brother, Robert, of Stones Crossing, and a sister, Mrs. Joseph Sholes, of Easton.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Hagerty Funeral Home, Phillipsburg.

Easton Express

8/15/1955

Easton, PA

Fairmount Cemetery, Phillipsburg, Warren Co., NJ

Dech

Flora A. E.

Heckenberger

08/05/1859

7/7/1910

Mrs. Flora A. E. Heckenberger, wife of the late Dr. Joseph Heckenberger of Catasauqua, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. C. M. Siegfried, 821 Gordon Street, Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Mrs. Heckenberger had a resident of Catasauqua up to the time of her husband's death, two years ago. Two sons, Clarence and Ralph also preceded her in death. Mrs. Heckenberger had been ailing for the past ten years and has resided with her sister, Mrs. C.M. Siegfried for the past nine months. Death was due to a complication of diseases. Mrs. Heckenberger was a daughter of William Dech and Eliza M. nee Heller) both deceased, and was born on the Dech homestead in Hanover township, Northampton county, August 5, 1859. She leaves one brother and two sisters, Mrs. C. M. Siegfried of this city, Mrs. Henry Fulmer of Bethlehem and Mr. Milton Dech of Bath.

Morning Call

7/8/1910

Allentown PA.

 

Dech

John Michael

 

05/29/1805

03/22/1856

John M. Deck, was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, December 3, 1836, and died at home in Leipsic, Ohio, June 1, 1915, at the ripe age of 78 years, 5 months and 28 days. He came of a sturdy ancestry, all of which lived to a great age and of four brothers, he was the first to pass away. Two sisters of the family died but a short time ago. His early life was spent in Pennsylvania amid his boyhood surroundings and at the age of twenty-two immigrated to Richland county, Ohio. Our country was then in the throes of the great Civil War and he heard his country's call and enlisted in Company I Regiment Volunteer Battery, under Captain George Kirkland. After the expiration of his first enlistment, he re-enlisted August 15, 1862, and served three years or until the expiration of the war and received an honorable discharge at Columbus, Ohio, June 26, 1865. On November 11, 1866, he was united in marriage with Miss Elvira Davis and to this union eight children were born in the order named: Edgar, Cloyd, Charles, Harry, a daughter and son who died in infancy, Chester, and Bessie May who died in infancy. The five sons have lived to manhood, Harry passed away on March 15 of this year. Mr. Deck was engaged in the milling business at Bucyrus, Ohio, for several years until the partnership of which he was the senior member was dissolved and later in 1870 moved to Putnam County and settled upon a farm just east of the Pleasant Grove Church, where for many years he conducted a sawmill and also agriculture. About seven years ago, owing to a sunstroke from which he did not quickly rally and also gradually declining health, Mr. and Mrs. Deck moved to Leipsic where they have made their home. Mr. Deck was a man of unbounding energy and with thrift and foresight was enabled to accumulate considerable property, sufficiently to enable him with perfect satisfaction to give each of his five sons a good farm and provide for himself in old age. On July 1, 1909, he was united with the Lutheran church of Leipsic, Ohio, by profession of faith and was always loyal to its cause. His last holy communion was received Easter last passed. In his death this community has lost a man of strong sterling worth, unanswering integrity a good husband and loyal citizen. He leaves to mourn his departure, a widow, four sons, sixteen grandchildren, two great grandchildren and three brother, and a host of friends.

Funeral services were conducted from the Lutheran church by the pastor Thursday afternoon and the interment was made in the family lot in the Crist cemetery, east of this city.

The Leipsic Free Press

6/10/1915

 

 

Dech

Milton A.

 

08/24/1850

1/22/1928

Milton A. Dech, prominent in Bath and vicinity, died at 3 o'clock yesterday morning of complications at his late Home, South Walnut Street, Bath. He was aged 77 years, 4 months and 28 days. Mr. Dech had lived in Bath for the past twenty-two years prior to which he lived on a farm near Bath. He was a director of the Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Company and of the Nazareth Fair association. He was also a member of St. John's Lutheran church, Bath. There survive, one daughter, Mrs. Herbert Metzger, Bath, one grandchild, and three great-grandchildren, one sister Mrs. Minerva Fulmer of Bethlehem, also survives.

The funeral will be held on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from his late residence and interment will be made in the Hecktown Cemetery.

 

1/23/1928

 

Hope Cemetery, Hecktown, PA

Decker

Carolann C.

Schlaner

1942

5/2/2002

Carolann C. Schlaner, 60, of Emmaus, died May 2, 2002 in her home. She was married to Edward A. Schlaner Jr. for 36 years last May. She was a community development assistant for Lehigh County for two years. Previously, she was an office coordinator for Unity of the Lehigh Valley, Emmaus. Born in Emmaus, she was a daughter of the late Everett and Eva (Butz) Decker. She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Emmaus, and its Home and School Association, and a den mother for its Cub Scout Pack 80.She was a volunteer coordinator for the World Healing Event, Lehigh Valley Chapter. Survivors: Husband; daughter, Mary Dreisbach of Emmaus; sons, Ted of Allentown, David of Emmaus, Michael of Boston, Mass.; sister, Mae Wert of Allentown; brother, Barton of Emmaus; four grandchildren.

Services: 10:15a.m. Monday, Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, 225 Elm St., Emmaus. Mass, 11 a.m. Monday in the church. Call 9:15-10:15a.m. Monday in the funeral home. Contributions: Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown.

Morning Call pg. B-10

5/3/2002

 

 

Deemer

Sarah Catherine

Fulmer

02/28/1835

7/24/1901

Mrs. Sarah Fulmer, widow of the late John B. Fulmer, died suddenly at the home of her son-in-law, J. P. Moyer, Bethlehem, Thursday, of paralysis, aged 66 years, 4 months and 20 days. Although ill for a week Mrs. Fulmer came down stairs in the morning and was apparently improved. Shortly after reaching the dining room he suffered a stroke of paralysis and expired a few minutes later. The deceased was the second oldest of four children of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Deemer, and was born in Williams township on Feb. 28, 1835. She was married to John B. Fulmer by the Rev. J. C. Becker on Nov. 30, 1854. Sixteen years ago the family took up their residence in Bethlehem, where Mr. Fulmer died ten years ago this month. Four children survive: John A., of Butztown; W.H., of Bethlehem; Benjamin F., of Lower Saucon, and Elizabeth, wife of J.P. Moyer, of Bethlehem. A brother, Richard Deemer, ex-county commissioner, residing in Williams township; a sister, Mrs. John Kunsman, of Hellertown, and four grandchildren also survive her. The remains were taken to Durham for burial.

Funeral on Saturday.

The funeral of Mrs. Sarah Fulmer will take place on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. from the house, No. 411 North New street, Bethlehem, whence the cortege will proceed to the Durham Church, where regular services will be held by the Reformed pastor.

Short services will also be held at her late home at 8 o'clock on Saturday evening by Rev. G. A. Schwedes.

 

 

 

 

Deibert

Sarah A

 

1842

01/1895

Sarah Deibert, who suffered from rheumatism for many years, died at the home of her brother, Milton Deibert, near Rockdale, of apoplexy, aged 53 years. She leaves one sister, Mrs. Stephen Semmel of Slatington, and a brother, Stephen of Laury's.

Her funeral will take place on Thursday, at 10 o' clock a.m. Rev. Fox of Slatington officiating.

 

01/22/1895

 

 

Deisher

Caroline E

Trexler

08/06/1857

10/25/1928

Mrs. Caroline E. Trexler, 71 years, 2 months and 19 days old, died of complications at 7.30 p.m. Thursday in the Allentown hospital. She was the widow of Alvin S. Trexler, and had been a resident of Longswamp township for many years. She had been in good health until June of this year, when she began to fail. Her condition became serious eight weeks ago, and she was taken to the Allentown hospital for treatment upon the advice of the family physician. She was born in Lower Macungie township, a daughter of the late William Deisher and his wife, Sara (nee Butz). She had spent nearly all of her life in this section, and was esteemed by a host of acquaintances and friends. Her husband preceded her in death nineteen years ago. She is survived by a son, Claude D., at home, by two granddaughters, by two brothers, Reuben S., of Longswamp, and Peter A., of Allentown; by two sisters, Mrs. Edwin DeLong, of Bowers, Berks county, and Mrs. Almond Schmeyer, of Allentown. She had been a faithful member of the Lutheran wing of the Longswamp church, and was a member of the home department of the Sunday school.

Funeral services will be held from the late home in Longswamp at 10 a.m. Tuesday with continued services in the Longswamp church. Burial will be made in the adjoining cemetery. Revs. William Bond and William Meckstroth will officiate.

Morning Call pg. 17

11/2/1928

Allentown PA.

 

Deisher

Catharine D.

Biery

7/30/1916

6/8/2001

Catharine D. Biery; 84; Mertztown; died Friday June 8, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township; wife of the late Max U. Biery; with husband operated Hilltop Rest Home, Lower Macungie Township, 1955-65; previously, operated E.W. Deisher General Merchandise, Longswamp Township; taught piano, many years; born Lower Macungie Township; daughter of the late Edwin W. and Elda M.K. (Butz) Deisher; member, Longswamp United Church of Christ, Longswamp Township; taught Sunday school, 50 years, choir soloist, quilter; member, Longswamp Card Club, Longswamp Campfire Girls, Topton Woman's Club; former member, Emmaus Optimists; former volunteer, Lutheran Home, Topton. Survivors: Daughters, Barbara A. Weaknecht, Mertztown; Elaine B. Ziegler, Macungie; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

Schmoyer Funeral Home, Breiningsville.

Morning Call pg. B-6

6/10/2001

Allentown PA.

 

Deisher

Charles Peter

 

04/27/1881

8/3/1963

Charles P. Deisher; 82; 1341 Chew St., Allentown; died Saturday, Allentown Hospital; born Lower Macungie Township; son of the late Peter A. & Emma K. (Ruth) Deisher; Allentown resident, 65 years; shipping clerk, L. F. Grammes & Sons, Inc., 47 years, retiring 10 years ago; member, Lutheran wing, Lehigh Church; church council, 18 years; financial secretary, church's brotherhood. Survivor: sister, Estella E., wife of Ernest A. Casper, with whom he lived.

Stephens Funeral Home, 1335-37 Linden St., Allentown.

Call- Chronicle pg. B-10

8/4/1963

Allentown PA.

Lehigh Church Cemetery, Alburtis

Deisher

Daniel

 

1827

03/08/1895

Daniel Desher, a Berks County Farmer, Committed Suicide yesterday. Daniel Deysher, 68 years of age, a farmer residing near Yellow House, Berks County, committed suicide yesterday by hanging himself in his pig sty. He was found by his daughter, who had gone to the barn to call him for dinner. He had asked her what time the meal would be ready and she replied, " In a few minutes". He then said that he would go to the barn to throw down some straw. Deysher's wife died two years ago and it is thought that his mind was slightly affected.

 

03/09/1895

 

 

Deisher

Edwin William

 

06/29/1877

12/9/1952

Edwin W. Deisher; 75; Mertztown R. 1; died yesterday at home; proprietor, Longswamp General Store, past 30 years; previously operated Ludwig's Mill; member, one-time trustee, Longswamp Church, Sunday School; director, Mertztown Building & Loan Association; member, Macungie Lodge, IOOF; member, Alburtis Lodge, IORM; born Allentown; son of the late Reuben & Amelia (Hill) Deisher. Survivors: wife, Elda M. (Butz) Deisher; daughter, Catharine, wife of Max W. Biery, at home; 2 grandchildren; son, William, preceded him in death.

Morning Call pg. 37

12/10/1952

Allentown, PA

 

Deisher

Peter Alfred

 

11/22/1853

12/2/1935

Peter A. Deisher, one of Allentown's oldest residents and for twenty-seven years an employee of the planing mill formerly operated by Butz, Frederick and Company, died at his home, 1341 Chew street, early yesterday in his eighty-second year. Nine years ago, Mr. Deisher suffered a slight stroke of apoplexy, after which he lived retired. Five weeks ago he became bedfast. Mr. Deisher was the son of the late William and Sarah Deisher and was born in Lower Macungie. His mother was a Butz, a sister of the late Attorney Samuel A. Butz and of Reuben Butz, father of Reuben J. Butz, president of the Allentown National bank. In his younger days, he was a farmer coming to Allentown thirty-five years ago. He was a member of the Jr. O.U.A.M., of Alburtis, and the Lutheran congregation of Lehigh church. His wife died two years ago. Three children survive, Mrs. Ernest A. Casper, Mrs. Allen Foose and Charles P. Deisher, all of Allentown; one brother, Reuben Deisher, of Longswamp, and a sister, Mrs. Susan DeLong, of Bowers. There are also six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Morning Call pg. 7

3/3/1935

Allentown PA.

Lehigh Church Cemetery, Alburtis

Deisher

Reuben Franklin

 

10/20/1855

9/22/1935

Reuben Franklin Deisher, a well-known retired farmer and miller of Berks county, passed away at 6.30 Sunday morning at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin W. Deisher, proprietors of a general store at Longswamp, Mertztown R.D. He was aged 79 years, 11 months and 2 days. Mr. Deisher had been bedfast for three weeks. Death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage. He was born in Lower Macungie township, Lehigh county, a son of William and Sarah Anna (Butz) Deisher. He was a member of the Lutheran congregation of the Longswamp church. Surviving him are his wife, Amelia J. (Hill) Deisher; one son, Edwin W., with whom he resided; a granddaughter, and one sister, Mrs. Susan DeLong, Bowers.

The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 1.30, daylight saving time, from the Deisher home in Longswamp. Short services at the house will be followed by services in the Longswamp church and interment in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. William F. Bond of Shamrock will officiate, assisted by Rev. Donald Englert, Mertztown. Viewing Wednesday from 7 to 9

Town & Country pg. 31

9/27/1935

Pennsburg, PA

 

Deisher

Susan

Delong

03/27/1852

4/14/1944

Mrs. Susan DeLong; 92; Bowers, Berks county; died Friday afternoon at home; widow of Edwin DeLong; last of her immediate family; born Longswamp township, Berks county; daughter of the late William & Sarah (Butz) Deisher; member, Christ Reformed church, Bowers. Survivors: children, S. Helen DeLong, at home; Edwin L. DeLong, Reading attorney; Mrs. Annie Kline, Lansdale; 7 grandchildren; great-grandchild.

Buried, Bowers cemetery.

Morning Call pg. 5

4/15/1944

Allentown PA.

 

Deisher

William Reuben

 

7/15/1904

2/27/1913

The eating of an oyster supposed to have been infected caused the death yesterday morning at 3:30 o'clock of William R. Deysher, the only son of Edwin Deysher and his wife Elda, nee Butz, near Alburtis. On Saturday evening the family had some canned oysters. While none of the others who ate of them was taken ill, the child is supposed to have eaten one which was infected and caused ptomaine poisoning. On awakening on Sunday morning, he was taken violently ill and suffered with convulsions. Dr. W. W. Herb of Trexlertown, and Dr. W. F. Long of Shamrock, worked over him until two o'clock in the afternoon. He was then considered out of danger. Later, complications setting in however carried away the child. His age was eight years, seven months and twelve days. He is survived by his parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Deysher and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Butz.

The funeral will be held on Thursday morning at 9:30 o'clock at the house. Continued services and burial at the Longswamp church, Revs. Bond and Meckstroth officiating.

Morning Call pg. 5

2/28/1913

Allentown Pa.

 

Delong

Alvin

 

01/01/1878

12/3/1952

Alvin DeLong; 74; 116 East Smith St., Topton; died yesterday afternoon while shoveling snow at home; employed by Caloric Stove Corp., Topton; member, Christ Reformed Church, Bowers; born Longswamp Township; son of the late Dewald & Rebecca (Angstadt) DeLong. Survivors: wife, Mrs. Laura (Reichart) DeLong; daughters, Mrs. Curtis Reifinger, at home; Mrs. Percy Hertzog, Topton; sons, Wilbur, Kutztown; Kenneth, Tampa, Fla.; Warren, Macungie; 7 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert, Mertztown R. 1; George, Kutztown; sisters, Mrs. Jennie Brintzenhoff, Lyons; Mrs. Richard Leibensberger, Allentown; Lizzie DeLong, Mohnton.

Morning Call pg.5

12/4/1952

Allentown Pa.

 

Delong

Arlene Elizabeth

Hertzog

11/24/1910

7/30/2007

Arlene E. Hertzog; 96; Phoebe Home, Allentown, formerly Home Road, Mertztown; died July 30, 2007, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township; wife of the late Percy A. Hertzog, who died February 12, 1955; companion of the late James Fegely; born November 24, 1910, Longswamp Township; daughter of the late Alvin & Laura M. (Reichert) DeLong; member, Christ (DeLong) United Church of Christ, Bowers; custodian, housekeeper, Lutheran Home, Topton, 1956-1975; previously, worked for Silk Mill, Topton, 13 years. Survivors: nieces, Althea C. Moyer, New Smithville; Jean L. Greiss, Alburtis; Karen E. Tickner, Wellsboro, Pa.; Cathy A. Yeakel, Emmaus; nephews, David Reifinger, Dalzell, S.C.; Michael A. DeLong, Emmaus; Douglas W. DeLong, Macungie.

Ludwick Funeral Home, 25 E. Weis Street, Topton. Buried, Union Cemetery, Bowers.

Morning Call pg. B-10

7/31/2007

Allentown PA.

Union Cemetery, Bowers

Delong

Bruce

 

10/30/1908

8/22/1989

Bruce B. DeLong; 80; Mertztown; died Tuesday at home; husband of Mildred K. (Keiser) DeLong; married 49 years last month; machinist, Polymer Corp., Reading, retiring 1975; before that, machinist, Karl Lieberknecht Inc., Laureldale, Berks County; born Longswamp Township; son of the late David W. and Eda C. (Biery) DeLong; member, Longswamp United Church of Christ, Mertztown. Survivors: Wife; daughter, Claire M., at home.

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

Morning Call pg. B-8

8/24/1989

Allentown PA.

 

Delong

Edwin L

 

06/25/1843

11/12/1927

Edwin DeLong, one of the organizers of the National Bank of Topton, and a leader in the business activities of his home town, died yesterday morning at 10 o'clock at his late home in Bowers. Up to the time of his retirement several years ago, Mr. DeLong conducted a prosperous lumber and iron ore business and was one of the first advocates for a bank in Topton. He was an official connected with this bank since its beginning, first serving as vice president and for the last five years having been president of the institution. Mr. DeLong was a faithful member of Christ Reformed church, Bowers, and took a leading part in all the work of the congregation. He was identified with the church council for many years, and was also a member of Huguenot Lodge, No. 377, F.&A.M., Kutztown, of Demolay Commandery, No. 9, and of Reading Royal Arch Chapter, No. 152. There survive the widow, Susan, nee Deischer, and the following children: David W., Mertztown; Attorney Edwin L., Reading; Helen, at home; Annie, wife of Charles Kline, Lansdale. Six grandchildren also survive. Mr. DeLong was the son of the late David and Anna, nee Bieber, DeLong, and was born in Maxatawny township, Berks county.

The funeral will be held from his late home, Bowers, on Thursday afternoon at 1.30 o'clock. Further services will be conducted in Christ Reformed church, Bowers, with interment in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. George B. Smith will officiate.

Morning Call pg 5

11/13/1927

Allentown PA.

Bowers cemetery

Delong

Marie A.

 

5/16/1923

8/22/1999

Marie A. Fritch; 76; 305 Luella Drive, Kutztown; died Sunday, Aug. 22, at home; wife of Harold J. Fritch; married 56 years last September; assembler, Caloric Corp., Topton, over 25 years, retiring 1985; born Topton; daughter of the late Wilbur A. and Ella M. (Sechler) DeLong; member, Trinity Lutheran Church, Topton. Survivors: husband; daughter, Carol A., wife of Timothy A. Romig, Wyomissing, Berks County; son, Jeffrey A., Lenhartsville; sisters, Jean, wife of Warren Greiss, Alburtis; Althea, wife of William Moyer, Kutztown; 3 grandchildren; great-granddaughter.

Ludwick Funeral Home, Kutztown.

Morning Call pg. B-6

8/23/1999

Allentown, PA

 

Delp

Alice N.

Landis

10/24/1880

12/15/1967

Landes, Alice N., daughter of Joseph and Mary (Nace) Delp, was born in Lower Salford Twp., Pa., Oct. 24, 1880; died at Harleysville, Pa., Dec 15, 1967; aged 87 y. 1 m. 21 d. On Feb. 10, 1900 she was married to Joseph N. Landes, who died Jan. 25, 1951. Surviving are 7 children (Ioma-Mrs. Jacob Moyer, Mary Alice, Harold, Warren, Ada-Mrs. Sheldon Cope, Walter, and Sarah-Mrs. Wellington Alderfer), 12 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Warren).

She was a member of the Salford Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 20, with Willis Miller and Henry Ruth officiating.

Gospel Herald

 

 

 

Delp

Henry C.

 

02/01/1846

2/5/1910

Bro. Henry C. Delp, died Feb. 5, 1910, at his home in Harleysville, Pa., after a five weeks, illness of pleura-pneumonia; aged 64 y. 5 d. He is survived by a sorrowing widow and 3 daughters.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Feb. 12, 1910. Interment took place at the Salford Mennonite burial grounds near Harleysville, Pa. Jacob Moyer and C. B. Allebach officiated at the house and Henry and Abram Clemmer at the M. H. He will be greatly missed in the community and in the Church, as he was always a cheerful giver to home and foreign mission.

 

 

 

Salford Mennonite Cemetery, Harleysville, Montgomery Co., PA

Delp

Martha

Mitman

09/13/1895

10/27/1984

Mitman.- Martha, daughter of Charles and Annie (Price) Delp, was born in Hatfield Twp., Pa., Sept. 13, 1895; died at Eastern Mennonite Home, Souderton, Pa., Oct. 27, 1984; aged 89 y. On Jan. 22, 1917, she was married to Elmer Frederick Mitman, who died on Oct. 26, 1926. Surviving are 4 daughters (Anna Margaret-Mrs. John R. Souder, Florence Mae-Mrs. Abram Kooker, Dorothy Fern-Mrs. Joseph Ruth, and Ruth-Mrs. Earl Godshalk), 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Ella Mae Horning and Anna-Mrs. Preston Moyer), and 5 brothers (Ellis, Enos, Charles, Wilmer, and Paul). She was preceded in death by one brother (Preston), one sister (Katie), 3 grandchildren, and one great-grandson. She was a member of Plains Mennonite Church.

Funeral services were held at Eastern Mennonite Home chapel on Oct. 31, in charge of Paul Glanzer and John E. Lapp; interment in Plains Mennonite Cemetery.

Gospel Herald

 

 

Plains Mennonite Cemetery, Montgomery Co

Delp

Norman M.

 

7/9/1912

8/3/1984

Delp.- Norman M., son of Samuel and Anna (Mininger) Delp was born in Hilltown Twp., Pa., July 9, 1912; died of congestive heart failure at Souderton, Pa., Aug. 3, 1984; aged 72 y. On Oct. 29, 1932, he was married to Hannah Nyce, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Dale N. and David N. ), 2 daughters, (Doris D. and Dianne D.), 13 grandchildren, and one great-grandson.

He was a member of Methacton Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Aug. 7, in charge of Clayton Swartzentruber and Kirk Hanger; interment in Methacton Church Cemetery.

Gospel Herald

 

 

Methacton Mennonite Cemetery

Delp

Paul M.

 

3/5/1910

1/11/1969

Delp, Paul M., son of Samuel and Anna (Mininger) Delp, was born at Line Lexington, Pa., Mar. 5, 1910; died at Harleysville, Pa., of myocardial infarction, Jan. 11, 1969; aged 58 y. 10 m. 6 d. On Jan. 1, 1930, he was married to Eva Clemens, who survives. Also surviving are 5 children (Harley C ., Louise - Mrs. Paul Detweiler, Rowan C., Richard, and Pauline - Mrs. Arlen Godshall), 13 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Norman and Samuel), and 3 sisters (Ida - Mrs. Henry Freed, Mrs. Naomi Gehman, and Miriam - Mrs. Wilmer Detweiler).

He was a member of the Salford Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 14, with Willis A. Miller and Willard Shisler officiating.

Gospel Herald

 

 

 

Demko

Sue

Zerfass

1904

6/2/1992

Sue Zerfass, 88, formerly of Belvidere, N.J., and Nazareth, died Tuesday in Gracedale, Upper Nazareth Township. She was the wife of the late Wilson A. Zerfass. Born in Egypt, she was a daughter of the late Martin and Anna (Fisher) Demko. She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Nazareth. She was a past president of Harold V. Knecht Post 415, American Legion Auxiliary, Nazareth. Survivors: Sons, Roger E. of Cross Junction, Va., Wilson A. Jr. of Little River, S.C., and Richard C. of Palmer Township; sister, Kathryn Hoffman of Cementon; nine grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren. A son, Warren C., died in 1984.

Services: Friday at convenience of the family, Schmidt Mortuary, 407 Belvidere St., Nazareth.

Morning Call pg B-12

6/3/1992

Allentown PA

 

Dengler

Amy Yorgey

 

09/15/1892

11/4/1955

Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at 2 [pm] for Miss Amy Y. Dengler, 63, of Colebrookdale Boyertown RD 2, one of Berks County's oldest teachers in terms of years of service. Miss Dengler died last Friday afternoon at 4:30 in Pottstown Hospital following a long illness. She had been in the hospital for several weeks, then returned home for six weeks. Eleven days before her death, she was returned to the hospital. Miss Dengler, a lifelong resident of Douglass Township in Berks County, had been a teacher in the Douglass schools for the past 42 years. The daughter of the late Henry S. and Clara B. (Yorgey) Dengler, she was graduated from Boyertown High School in 1911 and in 1913, was graduated from the Kutztown Normal school (now Kutztown State Teachers College). Miss Dengler taught at the Greshville School for four years. She spent the past 38 years teaching at Pine Forge School. On Tuesday of last week she offered her resignation to the Douglass Township School Board because of her ill health. She had been unable to teach this school year. Miss Dengler was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Evangelical and Reformed, Boyertown and the church's Adult Bible Class. For 30 years she served as treasurer of the Colebrookdale Chapel and was a leader in the Friendship Circle of the chapel. For many years she was Colebrookdale correspondent for the Pottstown Mercury. Her sister, Annie, is the [Boyertown] Times correspondent. She is survived by four sisters: Annie Dengler, at home; Mrs. Alvin D. (Katie) Steltz, of 134 North Washington Street, Boyertown; Mrs. Charles (Olivia) Young, of Norristown, and Mrs. Isaac (Ruth) Swavely, of Pine Forge.

Funeral services were held at Schwenk Funeral Home, 124 West Philadelphia Ave, Boyertown, with the Rev. Harper L. Schneck, pastor of the Church of the Good Shepherd, and the Rev. Robert W. Nielson, pastor of the Colebrookdale Chapel officiating.

Burial was made in Fairview Cemetery, Boyertown. Pupils and teachers of Pine Forge School were dismissed from classes yesterday morning to be transported to the funeral home for a special viewing.

Boyertown Times

10/11/1955

 

Fairview Cemetery, Boyertown, PA

Dengler

Annie Yorgey

 

12/05/1878

 

Annie Y. Dengler Dies at Age 88, in Nursing Home Annie Y. Dengler, 88, formerly of Little Oley, died Tuesday at the Ide Convalescent home, Birdsboro, where she was a guest for the past four years. A native of Colebrookdale township [error she was a native of Colebrookdale/Little Oley, Douglass (Berks)], she was a daughter of the late Henry S. and Clara B. (Yorgey) Dengler. She was a school teacher and taught in the Colebrookdale are for 43 years. She retired in 1941. She was a graduate of Kutztown Norman School with the class of 1888. She was a member of Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, Boyertown. Surviving are two sisters Mrs. Katie Steltz, 134 North Washington Street, Boyertown, and Mrs. Olivia Young, Norristown.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 pm from the C.L. Losh Funeral Home, 124 West Phila. Ave, Boyertown, with the Rev. Dean A. Allen, pastor of Good Shepherd Church officiating. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Boyertown. A viewing will be Friday night from 7-9 o'clock at the funeral home.

Pottstown Mercury

2/8/1967

 

 

Denlinger

Henry E.

 

09/02/1876

10/13/1943

Denlinger, Henry E., son of Jacob and Susan (Eby) Denlinger, was born at Kreadyville, Pa., Sept. 2, 1876; died at his home at Intercourse, Pa., April 30, 1965; aged 88 y. 7 m. 28 d. On Nov. 12, 1902, he was married to Amy Groff, who survives. Also surviving are 10 children (Paul M., Vera M., Norman J., Rhoda - Mrs. John Herr, Wilmer G., Elizabeth - Mrs. Raymond Hershey, Dorothy - Mrs. Warren Martin, Harold E., Ellis R., and Amy Mildred), 21 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and 3 brothers (Jacob P., Willis, and Tobias).

He was a member of the Paradise Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held, in charge of Martin Hershey, Amos Weaver, and Clair Eby.

Gospel Herald - Volume LVIII, Number 25 - page 570

6/29/1965

 

Paradise Mennonite Cemetery, Paradise, PA

Denlinger

Jacob M.

 

10/30/1849

2/11/1936

Denlinger-Jacob B., son of John and Mary Denlinger, was born Oct. 30, 1849; died at his home in Paradise, Pa., of heart asthma, Feb. 11, 1936; aged 86 y. 3 m. 12 d. He is survived by his wife (Susanna) and the following children: Henry E. of Paradise; Elizabeth M. at home; John. M. of Soudersburg; Jacob P. and Willis B. of Paradise; Tobias S. of Lampeter. One daughter preceded him in death. He is also survived by 25 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He united with the Mennonite Church in youth and was a faithful member, being at Church if health permitted. His favorite hymn which he often sang was "I Need Thee Every Hour".

During his last sickness he talked of dying, repeating many Bible promises and singing that hymn. He is sadly missed in the home, yet we will look forward to meeting him in the glory world. He lived for the good of others.

Funeral services were held Feb. 15 at the Paradise Church by Abram Martin, Martin Hershey, and Park Book. Text, John 19 :41.

Burial in Hershey Cemetery. "Somewhere beyond the sunset Where loveliness never dies, He dwells in a land of glory 'Mid the blue and the gold of the skies. And we who have known and loved him, And whose leaving has brought sad tears, Will cherish his memory always To brighten the drifting years.

Gospel Herald - Vol. XXVIII, No.52 - page 1100

3/26/1936

 

New Hershey Mennonite Cemetery, Salisbury Township, PA

Denlinger

John

 

02/27/1813

02/05/1892

DENLINGER.--On February 5th, 1892, in Paradise township, Lancaster Co., Pa., Bro. John Denlinger Sr., aged 78 years, 11 months and 8 days. He was buried on the 9th in the graveyard at Hershey's church, services by Pre. John K. Ranck, David M. Hostetter and Bish. Isaac Eby; text, John 14:1--6. He was the father of 14 children, 39 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; two of his children died in their young years, the remaining 12 were all able to attend his funeral, Their mother is living yet, but was not able to go to the burying ground. Father lived to see his children all unite with the church except one, many good advices he gave them, but now as we believe, he has fallen asleep in Jesus, waiting for the trump of God to awaken him.

Herald Of Truth , Vol. XXIX, No. 5, page 77, 78, 79

3/1/1892

 

Hershey Mennonite Cemetery, Salisbury Township, PA

Denlinger

Martin H.

 

02/09/1894

4/4/1946

Denlinger - Martin H., son of the late Daniel and Hettie (Hershey) Denlinger, was born Feb. 8, 1894; died April 4, 1946; aged 52 y. 1 m. 26 d. In his early years he accepted Christ as his Saviour and became a member of the Mellinger's Mennonite Church, near Lancaster, Pa. On Nov. 30, 1916, he was united in marriage to Alice Diffenbach, who survives. He also leaves 5 children (Harold D., Grace - Mrs. Norman S. Landis, Roy D., Martin D., and Daniel D.), and nine brothers and sisters (Aaron H., Mrs. Annie Heller, Mrs. Benjamin F. Leaman, Mrs. Tobias G. Lehman, Mrs. Adam Esbenshade, Jacob H., Mrs. Ezra Long, Daniel H. and Mrs. Harry Neff). One son preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held April 7 at the home by David L. Landis, with prayer by Harry S. Lefever. Text, Ps. 29:2b.

Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXIX, No . 13 - Page 286, 287

6/25/1946

 

Mellinger's Mennonite Cemetery, East Lampeter Township, PA

Depue

Emma

Wellington

1893

3/27/1978

In 1957 Emma (Depue) Wellington was living in Bangor, PA. She lived in Bangor most of her life, moving to Florida around 1960. In 1969 she was living in Bradenton, Florida. She was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Martins Creek, and the Bangor Senior Woman's Club.

The Express, pg. 6

3/29/1978

Easton, PA

 

Dereamer

Neva

Moser

1872

9/9/1931

Mrs. Edward Moser Mrs. Neva Moser, wife of Edward Moser, of 5 Colby street, died at 11:20 o'clock this morning in Dr. Betts' Hospital, Easton, where she was admitted August 5 for surgical treatment. She was 59 years old. Deceased is survived by her husband, four daughters and a son, Mrs. Philip Buck, Misses Florence, Margaret, Alice and Thomas Moser, of Phillipsburg; her mother, Mrs. Mary Deremer; two brothers and two sisters, Raymond and George and Miss Ella Deremer, Phillipsburg, and Mrs. Harry Litsinger, of Easton. Mrs. Moser was a lifelong resident of Phillipsburg and a member of Grace Lutheran church.

Easton Express pg. 8

9/9/1931

Easton PA.

Fairmount Cemetery, Phillipsburg, Warren Co., PA

Derr

Eva F.

Hertzog

7/29/1903

4/16/1981

Mrs. Eva F. Hertzog; 77; Topton; died Thursday, Allentown Hospital; widow of Lloyd L. Hertzog; born Longswamp Township; daughter of the late Frank & Clara (Shoemaker) Derr. Survivors: son, Forrest F., Mertztown R. 1; sister Catherine, wife of Ray Pensinger, Topton; 2 grandchildren.

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

Morning Call, page C-11

4/17/1981

Allentown, PA

 

Derr

Franklin Pierce

 

05/16/1870

12/23/1935

Frank P. Derr, a farmer of near Topton, died unexpectedly yesterday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the home of a neighbor, William Pensinger, where he had gone on an errand. A heart condition caused the death of Mr. Derr, who was 65 years, 7 months and 7 days of age. He was born in Maxatawney township, Berks county, the son of the late William and Amanda, nee Leibensperger, Derr. Surviving Mr. Derr are his widow, Clara M., nee Shoemaker, Derr, and these children, Mrs. Harry Herman, Mrs. Harry Trexler, Topton; Mrs. John Faust, Trexlertown; Norman, Mertztown R. 1; Mrs. Lloyd Hertzog, Topton; Irwin Derr, Mertztown R. 1; Mrs. Allison Minner, Alburtis R.D.; Mrs. Roy Pensinger, Topton, and Henry Derr, Topton. Also surviving are 28 grandchildren and two brothers, William Derr, New Castle, Pa., and Charles Derr, Bethlehem. All funeral services will be held at his late home Saturday at 2 o'clock with Rev. William F. Bond officiating. Mr. Derr was a member of the Lutheran faith.

Interment will be made in Longswamp church cemetery.

Morning Call pg.12

12/24/1935

Allentown PA.

Longswamp church cemetery

Derr

Mae Belle

Snyder

12/23/1909

11/26/1967

Mrs. Mae B. Snyder; 57; 122 S. Haas St., Topton; died last night at home; born Longswamp Township, Berks County; daughter of the late John & Ellie (Heffner) Derr; widow of Russell V. Snyder; member, St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Topton; employed, Lutheran Home, Topton. Survivors: daughter Gloria, wife of Donald R. Heiter, with whom she lived; 2 grandchildren.

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

Morning Call

11/27/1967

Allentown, Lehigh Co, PA

 

Derr

Minnie M.

Kram

4/16/1901

1/3/1976

Mrs. Minnie M. Kram, 74, of 103 E. High St., Nazareth, died Saturday in Easton Hospital. Mrs. Kram was a luber for Chipman Knitting Mills, West Easton, 25 years. She sold tickets for the merry-go-round at Bushkill Park 15 years, retiring in 1965 because of ill health. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Catherine Hunsberger Derr. She lived in Forks Township before moving to Nazareth 20 years ago. She was a member of First Church of the Nazarene, Easton. Survivors include her husband, Harry W. Kram Jr.; two daughters, Mrs. Catherine Hartman, Allentown, and Mrs. James Klemka, at home; six grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Church of the Nazarene, Nazareth. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Nazareth. Arrangements were made by the Schmidt Mortuary, Nazareth.

 

 

 

Greenwood Cemetery, Nazareth, Northampton Co., PA

Derstein

Hannah F.

Freed

1/24/1905

11/23/1959

Freed, Hannah F., daughter of Harvey H. and the late Katie (Freed) Derstein, was born in Franconia Twp., Pa.; died Nov. 23, 1959, of a heart attack at her home at Souderton, Pa.; aged 54y. She was apparently in good health and worked throughout the day, dressing poultry in preparation for the Thanksgiving holiday. Surviving are her husband, father, stepmother, 2 children (Harvey D., Souderton; and Howard D., Mainland, Pa.), 7 grandchildren, 5 sisters (Mrs. Granville Moyer, Mrs. Garrett Nice, Irene Derstein, and Mrs. Mahlon Frederick, all of Souderton; and Mrs. Warren Alderfer, Lansdale), and 3 stepbrothers, all of Souderton.

Funeral services were held Nov. 28 at the Rockhill Mennonite Church.

 

 

 

Rockhill Mennonite Cemetery

Derstein

Mamie F.

Nice

4/22/1908

8/19/1996

Nice, Mamie F., 88, Souderton, Pa. Born: April 22, 1908, Hatfield, Pa., to Harvey H. and Katie C. Freed Derstein. Died: Aug. 19, 1996, Sellersville, Pa., of pneumonia. Survivors-children: Ralph D., Floyd D., Garret t D., John D., Pauline D. Price, Blanche D. Nyce, Linda D. Derstine; 29 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Garret t M. Nice (husband).

Funeral and burial: Aug. 23, Souderton Mennonite Church, by David Greiser and Gerald Clemmer.

Gospel Herald

 

 

Souderton Mennonite Cemetery

Derstein

Rachel

Clemens

11/15/1791

12/03/1864

On the 3d of December 1864, in Waterloo Co., C. W., after suffering several days with Colic, Rachel Clemens, wife of Abm. S. Clemens,(Deacon,) aged 73 years and 18 days. Her maiden name was Derstein.

She was buried on the 6th at Cressman's grave yard, when in the meeting house at the same place, funeral discourses were delivered from Jn. 5: 24, 25, and Rev. 14: 13.

Herald of Truth

 

 

Cressman's grave yard

Derstine

Abraham D.

 

5/10/1911

05/1979

Derstine, Abram D., son of Abraham and Anna Derstine, was born in Franconia Twp., Pa., May 10, 1911; died at North Penn Hospital, Lansdale, Pa., May 2, 1979; aged 67y. He was married to Ruth Moyer, who survives. Also surviving are 5 daughters (Eleanor-Mrs. Homer Schwenk, Frances, Ann-Mrs. Ted Bergey, Geraldine-Mrs. Ivan Sell, and Ruth Ann), 6 sons (Glenn M., Abram M. Jr., Marlin M., Gerald M., Mark M., and Kenton M.), 28 grandchildren, and one brother (Rowland W.).

He was a member of Souderton Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on May 6, in charge of Richard C. Detweiler and Earl N. Anders, Jr.; interment in Souderton Mennonite Cemetery

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Souderton Mennonite Cemetery

Derstine

Alvin A.

 

5/9/1907

12/5/1990

Derstine, Alvin A., son of Noah B. and Mary Ann (Alderfer) Derstine, was born at Souderton, Pa., May 9, 1907; died at Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Dec. 5, 1990; aged 83. In 1926 he was married to Martha Landis, who died in 1961. On Feb. 24, 1962, he was married to Mary Ehst, who survives. Also surviving are 6 sons (Clair, Kenneth, Vernon, James, Carl, and Glenn), 22 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Will is). He was preceded in death by one sister and 3 brothers. On June 27, 1948, he was ordained as a deacon and served Souderton Mennonite Church.

He was a member of Souderton Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 9, in charge of Gerald A. Clemmer, Russell B. Musselman, and Michael L. Derstine; interment in Souderton Church Cemetery.

Gospel Herald - Volume 84, Number 1 - page 14.

1/1/1991

 

Souderton Mennonite Cemetery, Souderton, Montgomery County, PA

Derstine

Elizabeth

Rice

06/03/1887

10/8/1971

Rice, Lizzie, daughter of the late John L. and Lydia (Mill) Derstine, was born June 3, 1887; passed away Sept. 23, 1948; aged 61 y. 3 m. 20 d. She had been in failing health for a few years, but was usually able to be up, until on Sept. 21 she was taken to the Emergency Hospital, Doylestown, Pa., where she passed away. She was a member of the Mennonite Church of Deep Run. On April 28, 1906, she was united in marriage to Harvey M. Rice, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons and 5 daughters (Mrs. Wilmer Detweiler, Perkasie, Pa.; Mrs. Linford Derstine, Souderton, Pa .; Alfred, Sellersville, Pa.; Elmer, Pipersville, Pa.; Mrs. Elmer Meyers, Blooming Glen, Pa.; Mrs. Francis Moyer and Mrs. Victor Shelly, Perkasie, Pa.; Wilmer and William, of Pipersville. The eldest child (Lydia) died when young, and the youngest (Harvey) predeceased his mother in June. She was a lovely mother and will be missed by her husband, children, grandchildren, other relatives, and friends.

Funeral services were held Sep t. 28 at her late home by Erwin Nace and at the Blooming Glen Church by Wilson Overholt and Abram Yothers. Text: Rev. 21:4. Burial was made in the Deep Run Cemetery.

Gospel Herald - Volume XLII, Number 3 - pages 69, 70

1/18/1949

 

Deep Run Mennonite Cemetery, (East) Bedminster, Bucks County, PA

Derstine

Herbert A.

 

11/15/1895

12/28/1985

Derstine, Herbert A., son of Noah B. and Mary Ann (Alderfer) Derstine, was born at Souderton, Pa., Nov. 15, 1895; died at Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Dec. 28, 1985; aged 90 y. In October 1916, he was married to Lillian B. Godshall, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Marvin G.), 2 daughters (Grace G. - Mrs. Abram C. Landis, and Margaret G. Derstine), 13 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and 3 brothers (Willis A ., Alvin A., and Linford A. Derstine). He was preceded in death by 3 sons (Ernest, Stanley, and Herbert, Jr.), one brother (Norman), and 2 sisters (Estella Drissel and Marietta Derstine).

He was a member of Souderton Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 1, in charge of Samuel Janzen, Russell Musselman, and Gerald Clemmer; interment in Souderton Mennonite Cemetery.

Gospel Herald -Volume 79, Number 4 - pages 69-70

1/28/1986

 

Souderton Mennonite Cemetery, Souderton, Montgomery County, PA

Derstine

Linford A.

 

6/29/1909

5/24/1986

DERSTINE, Linford A., son of Noah and Mary Ann (Alderfer) Derstine, was born at Souderton, Pa., June 29, 1909; died at his home at Souderton, Pa., May 24, 1986; aged 76 y. He was married to Florence Rice, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Louise - Mrs. Ray M. Histand and Sonja - Mrs. Arden L. Moyer), one son (Ferril R.), 6 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and 2 brothers (Willis A. and Alvin A.).

He was a member of Souderton Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on May 28, in charge of Samuel Janzen and Gerald A. Clemmer; interment in Souderton Mennonite Cemetery.

Gospel Herald - Volume 79, Number 25 - Page 440

6/24/1986

 

Souderton Mennonite Cemetery, Souderton, Montgomery County, PA

Derstine

Mary M.

Leatherman

07/30/1894

1/4/1963

Leatherman, Mary, daughter of John and Lydia (Mill) Derstine, was born in Bedminster Twp., Pa., July 30, 1894; died in Bedminster Twp., Jan. 11, 1963; aged 68 y. 5 m. 12 d. On Feb. 7, 1914, she was married to John G. Leatherman, who survives. Also surviving are 6 sons and 5 daughters (Ida-Mrs. Albert Ott, Arthur, Howard, Margaret-Mrs. Clayton Myers, Wilson, Richard, Marie-Mrs. Earnest Hange, Reda-Mrs. Harold Litzenberger, Earl, Della-Mrs. Clyde Gross, and Ralph), 42 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 4 sisters (Mrs. Charles Detweiler, Mrs. Hannah Overholt, Maggie-Mrs. Harvey Gahman, and Naomi-Mrs. William Gahman), and 2 brothers (Isaac and Howard). Two sons preceded her in death.

She was a member of the Deep Run Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 14, in charge of Abram Yothers and Erwin Nace.

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Deep Run Mennonite Cemetery, (East) Bedminster, Bucks County, PA

Derstine

Norman A.

 

07/22/1893

2/2/1974

Derstine, Norman A., son of Noah B. and Mary Ann (Alderfer) Derstine, was born at Souderton, Pa., July 22, 1893; died at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Feb. 2, 1974; aged 80 y. 6 m. 11 d. He was married to Ethel Moyer, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Ralph, Harold, and Robert), one daughter (Ruth-Mrs. Merle S. Bryan), 11 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 4 brothers (Herbert A., Alvin A., Linford A., and Willis A.), and one sister (Mrs. Estella Drissell).

He was a member of the Souderton Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Feb. 6, in charge of Richard C. Detweiler and Russell B. Musselman; interment in Souderton Mennonite Cemetery.

Gospel Herald - Volume 67, Number 9 - page 189, 190

2/26/1974

 

Souderton Mennonite Cemetery, Souderton, Montgomery County, PA

Detweiler

Abraham H.

 

11/26/1878

7/28/1928

Detweiler. - Abram H. Detweiler was born near Silverdale, Bucks Co. Pa., Nov. 26, 1878; died at his home near Blooming Glen, ; aged 49 y. 10 m. 2d. Surviving him are his widow, who before her marriage was Ellen M. Godshall, and the following children: Theodore, Clarence, Laura, Walter, Howard, and Mildred. One son, Paul, preceded him in death. He was a patient sufferer of a nervous breakdown, having been confined to his bed for 3 weeks. He was a kind, loving father, and is sadly missed by the family. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years.

Funeral services were conducted at the house by Bishop A. O. Histand and at the Blooming Glen Mennonite Church by Bros. Frank Swartz, and Wilson Moyer. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

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Blooming Glen Mennonite Cemetery

Detweiler

Abraham W.

 

10/29/1887

9/1/1943

Detweiler - Abram W., was born Oct. 29, 1887, in Bedminster Twp.; died Sept. 1, 1943; aged 55 y. 10 m. 2 d. He was about 6 years old when his father died and his uncle, O. A. Histand took him into their home where he was brought up as one of the family. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in his youth and united with the church at Doylestown. When he grew up, he came to the Deep Run community where he was a faithful member of the Church until the Lord called him home. On Oct. 4, 1911, he was united in marriage to Sallie Tyson. To this union were born 2 sons and 5 daughters. Those who remain to mourn the loss of a loving father and husband are his wife, 2 sons, 5 daughters, a grandchild, and his mother. He was a member of the Franconia Mission Board and took a great interest in mission work and in bringing his own children to the fold of Christ as well as others. In the early part of the summer his health began to fail. He was in the Sellersville Hospital for 3 weeks and had an operation. He came home and seemed to be pretty well, but he soon made a change and became weaker until the Lord called him home.

The funeral was held at Deep Run, Sept. 5, at his home in charge of Bro. Abram Yothers and at the church in charge of Bros. Abram Yothers, Erwin Nace, and Melvin Bishop. Texts: 1 Sam. 20:18; Phil 1:2124.

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Deep Run Mennonite Cemetery, Bucks Co

Detweiler

Catherine

Bishop

1912

3/28/1998

Bishop.- Catherine Detweiler, 85, Souderton, Pa., died March 28 (199 8) of congestive heart, respiratory and renal failure. Survivors: husband, Claude; stepchildren Marilyn Godshall, LaMar, Bruce; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

Burial: April 1 at Blooming Glen, Pa., by Truman Brunk, David Stevens and Benjamin Stutzman.

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Blooming Glen Mennonite Cemetery

Detweiler

Charles B.

 

04/28/1870

6/29/1920

Detweiler. - Charles B. Detweiler was born in Bedminster Tp., Pa., April 28, 1870; died in Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, June 29, 1920; aged 50 y. 2 m. 1 d. He had been suffering with a complication of diseases about three years but was able to be about most of the time until the last six weeks, which he spent in the hospital. He bore his suffering very patiently. He leaves his companion (who before marriage was Mary Ellen Moyer), 1 daughter 3 sons, father, 1 brother, and 1 sister.

Funeral services from his late residence near Blooming Glen, Pa., July 5, with further services at the Blooming Glen Mennonite Church of which he was a member. Many friends had gathered to pay their last respects. Bros. Frank Swartz and Joseph Ruth conducted services. Text, 11 Tim. 4:6-8. The family.

 

 

 

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

Detweiler

Charles B.

 

06/14/1892

1/30/1962

Detweiler, Charles B., son of Reuben and Martha (Rickert) Detweiler, was born in Bucks Co., Pa., June 14, 1892; died at Souderton, Pa., after surgery for stomach cancer, Jan. 30, 1962; aged 69 y. 7 m. 16 d. On June 3, 1911, he was married to Rachel Derstine, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons and 6 daughters (Norman, Dublin, Pa.; Paul D., Ottsville; Grace-Mrs. Vernon Detweiler, Sellersville; Edith-Mrs. Raymond Ott, Plumsteadville; Clyde, White Haven, Rachel-Mrs. Leroy Godshall, Franconia; Lovina-Mrs. Howard Atkinson, Jr., Telford; Dorothy-Mrs. Vernon Swartley, Kellers Church, Pa.; Lydia-Mrs. Clyde Yoder, Perkasie; and Durrell, Hickory, N.C.), 34 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers and 3 sisters (Mrs. Lizzie Kulp, Souderton; Valentine, Plumsteadville; Clayton R., Perkasie; Mrs. Joseph Meyers, Souderton; Harvey R., Dublin, Pa.; and Mrs. Jesse Mack, Skippack).

He was a member of the Deep Run Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 3, in charge of Wilson Overholt, Abram Yothers, and Erwin Nace.

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Detweiler

Clayton W.

 

10/19/1924

11/17/1998

Detweiler, Clayton, 74, Perkasie, Pa., died Nov. 17 (1998.) Spouse: Kathryn Halteman Detweiler. Parents: Clayton and Alice Detweiler (deceased). Other survivors: children Lois Alderfer, Marty Savanick, Julie Frankenfield, David, Wayne, Clayton Jr., Kevin; 15 grandchildren.

Funeral: Nov. 22 at Deep Run Mennonite Church East, Perkasie.

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Deep Run East Mennonite Cemetery

Detweiler

Elizabeth

Alderfer

2/21/1908

6/13/1961

Alderfer, Elizabeth, daughter of Mahlon and Barbara (Blackman) Detweiler ( sic*), was born at Souderton, Pa., Feb. 21, 1908; died of a cerebral hemorrhage after attending the ordination of a bishop at the Franconia Church on June 13, 1961 (she was taken to Grandview Hospital, where she died the same day); aged 53 y. 3 m. 23 d. On Nov. 5, 1927, she was married to Isaac Alderfer, who survives. Also surviving are 5 children (Arlene and Harold, at home; Robert, Souderton; Stanley, Morwood; and Richard, Lancaster ), 5 grandchildren, her foster parents (Mr. and Mrs. Levi Landis), and 4 brothers (Lester and Mahlon, Souderton; Titus, Harleysville; and Clayton, Dublin). Two children preceded her in death. She was a member of the Perkiomenville Church.

Funeral services were held at the Salford Church, June 17, in charge of Abram Metz.

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Detweiler

Elizabeth A.

Bishop

03/02/1825

8/5/1913

Bishop. - Elizabeth, widow of the late Jacob Bishop, departed this life at the home of her son-in-law, I. Frank Swartz, in Blooming Glen, Pa ., where she had been an invalid for three and one half years. She endured with patience. She died Aug. 6, 1913; aged 88 y. 4 m. 2 d. She is survived by 7 children, 18 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. From her early years she was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church and remained faithful to the end. May the sustaining grace of God be sufficient to guide us all, that when the "roll is called up yonder" we may answer to the call.

Funeral services were held at Blooming Glen, conducted at the house by Bros. A. N. Freed and J. Rush; at t he meeting house by Bros. J.____. Clemmens and John F. Funk of Elkhart, In d. Text, Phil. 1:21.

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

Detweiler

Harvey R.

 

08/05/1897

3/28/1978

Detweiler, Harvey Rickert, son of Reuben and Martha (Rickert) Detweiler, was born in Buckingham, Pa., Aug. 5, 1897; died of cancer at Dublin, Pa., M ar. 28, 1978; aged 80 y. On Apr, 5, 1919, he was married to Anna Stover, w ho died on Mar. 19, 1958. On Mar. 28, 1959, he was married to Ella Nora Mill Landis, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Blanche - Mrs. Clifford Bechtel, Anna Marie - Mrs. Abram Styer, and Bertha - Mrs. J. Nelson Rush), 4 sons (Allen, Robert, Ernest, and Donald), one stepdaughter (Arlene - Mrs. James Swartley), 22 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 5 step grandchildren, 5 step-great-grandchildren, and one sister (Anna - Mrs. Joseph Meyers).

He was a member of the Deep Run Mennonite Church East, where funeral services were held on Apr. 1, in charge of Joseph Gross and David F. Derstine; interment in the church cemetery.

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Deep Run Mennonite Cemetery

Detweiler

Howard L

 

02/13/1890

5/18/1960

Detweiler, Howard Landis, son of Tyson and Sallie (Landis) Detweiler, was born Feb. 13, 1890, in Franconia Twp., Pa.; died of a cerebral hemorrhage May 18, 1960, at Souderton, Pa.; aged 70 y. 3 m. 5 d. On Oct. 15, 1910, he was married to Katie Freed, who survives. Also surviving are 12 children, (Erwin, Harleysville, Pa.; Oswin, Souderton, Pa.; Enos, Perkasie, Pa.; Tyson, Bristol, Pa.; Emma, Anaheim, Calif.; Sallie--Mrs. John F. Detweiler, Harleysville; Hannah--Mrs. Willis Landis, Souderton; Martha, at home; Vincent, Sellersville, Pa,; Jay, Norristown, Pa.; Paul, Riegelsville, Pa.; and Raymond, Lansdale, Pa.) and 6 brothers and sisters (Clayton and Henry, Telford, Pa.; Tyson, Earlington, Pa.; Nathaniel, Harleysville; Ellis and Sallie-Mrs. Raymond Mininger, Souderton).

He was a member of the Plains Church, Lansdale, Pa., where funeral services were held May 22, in charge of Wayne N. Kratz, John E. Lapp, and J. C. Clemens.

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Plains Mennonite Cemetery

Detweiler

Jacob A.

 

08/10/1835

1/17/1911

Bro. Jacob Detweiler, of Blooming Glen, Pa., was born Aug. 10, 1835; died Jan. 17, 1911; aged 75 y. 5 m. 7 d. He had been afflicted with consumption which was aggravated by an attack of grippe, hastening the end. His wife and 2 children preceded him in death. Six sons and 4 daughters survive him.

Funeral services were held at Blooming Glen M. H. on Jan. 21. Bish. H. B. Rosenberger preached in German from Psa. 92:12-15. He was followed by Pre. A. O. Histand in the English language.

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Blooming Glen Mennonite, Blooming Glen, Bucks Co, PA

Detweiler

Jacob C.

 

10/06/1830

3/29/1905

Detweiler.-Jacob Detweiler died at the home of his son, Mahlon, near Sellersville, Pa., on March 29, 1905; aged 74 Y., 5 M., 23 D. He suffered for six days with pneumonia, but bore his sufferings patiently. He leaves two sons, one daughter and fourteen grandchildren to mourn his departure. J. D. Mininger, superintendent of the Mennonite Old People's Home, Rittman, Ohio, is a grandson of the deceased. He was a very faithful member of the Mennonite church and served as trustee for many years.

Funeral services were held on April 4th at the Rockhill M. H., conducted by Bish. Samuel Detweiler and M. D. Souder in the German language and H. G. Anglemoyer in English. Text, 2 Tim. 4:7, 8. Interment in adjoining graveyard.

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Rockhill Mennonite Cemetery, West Rockhill Township, Bucks County, PA

Detweiler

James L.

 

3/2/1942

2/14/1981

Detweiler, James L., son of Henry L. and Eva C. (Landis) Detweiler, was born at Sellersville, Pa., Mar. 2, 1942; died at Hatfield, Pa., Feb. 14, 198 1; aged 38 y. On July 28, 1962, he was married to Lucille M. Nyce, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sisters (Elizabeth L. Detweiler, Gladys L-Mr. s. David M. Longacre, Jane L. -Mrs. David S. Huegel and Lena L. -Mrs. Chester Craig), and 4 brothers (Ralph L., Jay H., Harold L., and Murray L.).

Funeral services were held at Salford Mennonite Church on Feb. 17, in charge of Willis Miller and Loren Swartzendruber; interment in Salford Mennonite Cemetery.

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Salford Mennonite Cemetery

Detweiler

Mahlon F.

 

07/10/1870

4/24/1953

Detweiler, --Mahlon, F., son of the late Bishop Samuel and Anna (Freed) Detweiler, was born in Hilltown township; passed away at Telford, Pa., April 24, 1953. He had been in failing health from heart trouble for over three years but bedfast for one week. He was a member of the Rockhill Mennonite Church where he taught a Bible class for over 30 years. He is survived by his widow (Amanda Stoll Detweiler), 4 children (Mrs. Mamie Kulp, Telford, Pa.; Bertha Kremer, Silver Spring, Md.; Sam and Howard, both of Souderton, Pa.), 4 step-children (Mrs. John Ward, Allentown, Pa.; Paul, Souderton, Pa.; Mrs. William Reinford, Telford, Pa.; and Irwin S., Telford, Pa.), and one sister (Mrs. Salome Landis).

Funeral services were held April 29 at the Rockhill Mennonite Church by Edwin Souder and Alfred Detweiler with interment in the adjoining cemetery.

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Rockhill Mennonite Cemetery, Bucks Co

Detweiler

Margaret

Bishop

3/21/1914

10/20/1976

Bishop, Margaret D., daughter of Samuel M. and Hannah (Overholt) Myers, was born at Perkasie, Pa., Mar. 21, 1914; died of cancer at Grand View Hosp ital, Sellersville, Pa., Mar. 26, 1976; aged 62 y. On Sept. 7, 1935, she w as married to Claude B. Bishop, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Mrs. Marilyn Godshall), 2 sons (C. Bruce and C. Lamar), 10 grandchildren, 2 sisters, and 2 brothers.

She was a member of the Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Mar. 28, in charge of Sheldon Burkhalter and David F. Derstine; interment in adjoining cemetery.

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Blooming Glen Mennonite Cemetery, Montgomery Co PA

Detweiler

Samuel M.

 

07/17/1873

11/7/1949

Detweiler. -- Samuel M., son of the late William and Mary (Moyer) Detweiler, was born in Franconia Twp., Pa., July 17, 1873; passed away Nov. 7, 1949; aged 76 y. 3 m. 20 d. In his youth he united with the Mennonite Church, remaining faithful until death. On Feb. 5, 1898, he was united in marriage to Barbara Hackman, of Souderton, Pa., who passed away Aug. 12, 191 9. Of the 6 sons and 2 daughters born to this union, three predeceased him. Surviving are 5 children (Titus H., Harleysville, Pa.; Lester H., Souderton, Pa,; Elizabeth - Mrs. Isaac Alderfer, Lansdale, Pa.; Clayton H., Dublin, Pa.; and Mahlon H., Souderton, Pa.), one half brother (Jacob M. Moyer, Souderton, Pa.), 23 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. He resided in Souderton all his married life, having been in the employ of Moyer and Sons for fifty years.

Funeral services were held Nov. 10 at the Souderton Mennonite Church, with Elmer Moyer and Russell Musselman officiating. Text: I Sam. 20:3. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.

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Souderton Mennonite Cemetery

Detweiler

Sarah A.

Stover

12/25/1833

4/27/1904

STOVER.-Sister Sarah, widow of the late Gideon Stover, died suddenly on April 27, 1904. While attending the funeral of he son, Pierson Stover of Dublin, Bucks Co., Pa., who was instantly killed in a runaway accident, the excessive grief acted so intensely upon her heart that she sank down beside the grave, dead. Aged 70 Y., 4 M., 2 D.

The burial occurred on May 5th at the Blooming Glen M. H.

Services by Bish. H.B. Rosenberger in German and by Pre. H.G. Anglemoyer in English. Text, 1 Cor. 5:1.

Herald of Truth pg. 208 Vol XLI, No. 26

6/23/1904

 

Blooming Glen Mennonite Cemetery

Detweiler

Valentine R.

 

06/08/1887

11/6/1963

Detweiler, Valentine Rickert, son of Reuben and Martha (Rickert) Detweiler, was born in Hilltown Twp., Pa., June 8, 1887; died at his home, Plumsteadville, Pa., Nov. 6, 1963; aged 76 y. 4 m. 29 d. On Sept. 17, 1910, he was married to Emma M. Godshall, who survives. Also surviving are 5 children (Harold, Estella - Mrs. Eli Myers, Harleigh, Willard, and Marguerite - Mrs. Geo. Wismer), 9 grandchildren, 2 brothers, and 3 sisters. One son died in infancy.

He was a member of the Blooming Glen Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 10, in charge of David F. Derstine, Jr.

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Detweiler

Walter S.

 

2/6/1909

10/5/1982

Detwiler.- Walter, son of Jacob and Lizzie (Swartley) Detwiler, was born in Franconia Twp., Pa., Feb. 6, 1909; died at Chester County Hospital, West Chester, Pa., Oct. 5, 1982; aged 73 y. On Mar. 17, 1934, he was married to Edna Mininger, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Lowell, Marlin, and Ronald), one daughter (Rhoda-Mrs. Ronald Leisenring), and 24 grandchildren. He was a member of West Chester Mennonite Church.

Funeral services were held at Frazer Mennonite Church, Oct. 9, in charge of Joseph Kennel; interment in Frazer Mennonite Cemetery

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Frazer Mennonite Cemetery

Detwiler

Cora

Mack

07/18/1893

12/7/1950

Mack, -- Cora, daughter of the late John G. and Alice (Hoyer) Detwiler, was born in Upper Providence Twp., Montgomery Co., Pa., July 18, 1893; departed this life in the Memorial Hospital, Pottstown, Pa., Dec 7, 1950; aged 57 y. 4 m. 19 d. Death was caused by cerebral vascular disease. She had been in failing health for the last six months. She was married to Andrew M. Mack, March 1, 1913. To this union were born 5 children. Surviving are her husband, 3 daughters and 1 son (Alice-Mrs. James Myers, Yerkes, Pa.; Ruth-Mrs. Henry Myers, Spring City, Pa.; Sara and Andrew, Jr., at Home), also 5 grandchildren and 6 brothers. One infant son preceded her in death. She accepted Christ as her Saviour in her youth and became a member of the Providence Mennonite Church of which she was a faithful member until death.

Funeral services were held at the home Dec. 12, 1950, by Jacob Leatherman. Further services were held at the Providence Mennonite Church in charge of Jacob Landes, assisted by Amos Kolb and Clinton Ferster. Text: Ps. 116: 15. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

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Providence Mennonite Cemetery

Dewalt

Charlotte Katie Cora

Wimmer

5/24/1923

10/26/2002

Charlotte K. Wimmer, 79, of Catasauqua, died Oct. 26 in her home. She was the wife of Clarence R. Wimmer, who died in 1996. Born in Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late Lewis and Cora (Keichel) Dewalt. Survivors: Daughter, Debra Labenberg of Catasauqua; brothers, Isaac of Allentown, Jacob of Coplay; sisters, Jean Hoderman of Catasauqua, Isabel Radon of Hokendauqua.

Services: private, at the convenience of the family. No calling hours. Arrangements, John H. Brubaker Funeral Home, Catasauqua. Contributions: Visiting Nurse Association of St. Luke's, Bethlehem.

Morning Call pg. B-7

 

Allentown PA.

 

Dewalt

Cora Malissa

Moser

07/10/1869

1/12/1916

MRS. ORSON MOSER Mrs. Cora Melissa Moser, wife of Orson Moser, died at 2:15 a.m. today at her late home on the Easton highway, near Butztown, aged 46 years, 6 months and 2 days. She was born on July 10, 1869, in Bethlehem Township, a daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Dewalt. She leaves her husband, seven children, two grandchildren, two brothers, Edward and Howard, of Butztown, and four sisters, Mrs. George Koehler, of Wagnersville; Celinda and Mary, of Bethlehem Township, and Mrs. Albert Sterner, of Shoenersville.

The funeral will be held from her late home on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. with a short service at the house and later in the Farmersville Church. Interment will be made in the family plot in the Farmersville Cemetery.

Moravian Historical Society

1/12/1916

Nazareth, PA.

St. John's Church cemetery, Farmersville, Northampton Co., PA

Dewalt

Isaac Jesse

 

3/6/1913

1/13/2005

Isaac Jesse Dewalt, 91 years, of Cedarbrook, died Thursday, January 13 in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. Born in Hanover Township, Lehigh County, he was the son of the late Lewis and Cora (Keichel) Dewalt. He was married to the late Margaret Lydia (Kester) Dewalt. He was a navy veteran of World War II Pacific Theatre, Seabees, and the Korean War. He was employed by Mack Trucks Inc., Don Richards Plumbing & Heating, and Schwartz Plumbing & Heating. He was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance, Allentown. He was a member of Catasauqua Legion 215, and the Catasauqua Sportsmen Association. Survivors: Sons, James I., husband of Linda, of Whitehall, John L., husband of Sharon, of Catasauqua, Larry A., husband of Marilyn, of New Smithville; daughters, Carol A., wife of Dennis DArconte, of Allentown, Eileen M., wife of Theodore Kimmel, of Northampton; brother, Jacob, husband of Marie, of Coplay; sisters, Isabel, wife of Walter Radon, of Whitehall, Jean, wife of Andrew Hoderman, of Catasauqua; 18 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, five great- great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by daughters, Patricia Ann Dewalt and Shirley Ann (Dewalt) Jaindl, great-grandson, Steven Loplovski Jr., brothers, Paul, Richard, Robert, Lloyd, and Clarence and sisters, Eva, Ellen, Marion and Charlotte.

Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 18 in the John H. Brubaker Funeral Home, 234 Walnut St., Catasauqua. Call 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, January 17 in the funeral home. Contributions: Alzheimer Association, 617 A Main St., Hellertown 18055

Morning Call pg. B-8

1/15/2005

 Allentown, PA

 

Dewalt

Margaret Mary

Kresge

11/17/1908

5/7/1994

Margaret M. Kresge, 85, of Allentown, died Saturday in her home. She was the wife of the late Paul E. Kresge. She was a credit department clerk at H. Leh and Co., Allentown, for many years before retiring. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Harvey and Agquilla (Yelles) Dewalt. She was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Allentown. Survivors: Three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Raymond Sr.

Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday in the church. Call 10-11 a.m. Wednesday in the church. Arrangements, O'Donnell Funeral Home, Allentown.

Morning Call pg. B-6

5/8/1994

Allentown PA.

St. Peter's Church cemetery, Rittersville, Lehigh Co., PA

Dewalt

Marian Louise

Proctor

8/19/1919

7/3/2002

Marian L. Proctor, 82, of Allentown, died July 3 in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late George Proctor. Born in Hanover Township, Lehigh County, she was a daughter of the late Louis and Cora (Keichel) DeWalt. She was a member of Grace United Church of Christ, Allentown. Survivors: Son, Thomas D., and daughter, Sally Bartholomew, both at home; brothers, Jake of Coplay, Ike of Allentown; sisters, Charlotte Wimmer and Jean Hoderman, both of Catasauqua, Isabelle Raden of Hokendauqua; a granddaughter, Nicole Bartholomew, with whom she resided.

Services: private. No calling hours. Arrangements, Sell-Heron Funeral Home, 1145 Lehigh St., Allentown.

Morning Call pg. B-21

7/6/2002

Allentown PA.

 

Dewalt

Shirley Ann

Jaindl

9/5/1938

12/13/2000

SHIRLEY A. JAINDL Shirley A. Jaindl, 62, of Allentown, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, in Sacred Heart Hospital. She was the wife of Thomas D. Jaindl Sr. They were married 36 years last February. Born in Catasauqua, she was a daughter of Isaac DeWalt of Allentown and the late Margaret (Kester) DeWalt. Survivors: Husband; father; sons, Steven and Mark, both of Allentown, Thomas Jr. of West Chester, Chester County; daughters, Monica Martrich of Walnutport, Vanessa of Altoona; brothers, James of Coplay, John of Catasauqua, Larry of New Tripoli; sisters, Carol D'Arconte of Allentown, Eileen Kimmel of Northampton; 12 grandchildren.

Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, John H. Brubaker Funeral Home, Third and Walnut streets, Catasauqua. Call 9-10 a.m. Saturday.

Morning Call pg. A-16

12/14/2000

Allentown PA.

 

Dey

Caroline

Eck

10/1825

5/18/1901

Corlina (nee Day), wife of Evans Eck, of Longswamp, who died after an illness of several months, aged about 75, is survived by her husband and the following children: Thomas, Shamrock; George, Schweyer's; Charles and William, Mertztown; Daniel and Manoah, Allentown; Benneville, Joseph, Longswamp; Alvin, Breinigsville; Frank, Emaus; Mary, widow of William Druckenmiller; Eliza, wife of Frank Druckenmiller, Mertztown; Sallie, wife of Daniel Strasser, Schweyer's. Deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Day. She was a member of the Longswamp Lutheran congregation, where interment will be made.

Funeral tomorrow at 9.30 o'clock a.m. at the house, Rev. D. K. Humber, Bowers, officiating.

Morning Call pg. 4

5/22/1901

Allentown PA.

Longswamp Cemetery, Longswamp, PA

Diefenderfer

Walter A.

 

07/12/1885

09/09/1895

Walter A., son of Rev. and Mrs. M. H. Diefenderfer, died yesterday morning, aged 10 years. The boy had been ill with diphtheria since last Tuesday. Walter was an unusually bright lad. Notwithstanding his youth, he taught a class in the Sunday School of Christ Reformed Church, of which his father is pastor. The blow is a severe one to the afflicted parents and they have the sympathy of their large circle of friends. Death Notice Diefenderfer, In this city, September 9, 1895, of diphtheria, Walter Allshouse?, son of Rev. M. H. and Salome H. Diefenderfer, aged 10 years, 1 month and 28 days.

On account of the disease private funeral services will be held this afternoon at 1 o'clock at the parents residence, No 16 Chew Street. Burial in Fairview Cemetery.

 

 

 

Fairview Cemetery, Allentown, PA

Diehl

Ann D.

Honeycutt

4/7/1926

11/3/1994

Ann Honeycutt, 68, of Richmond, Va., formerly of Allentown, died Thursday in HCA Johnston-Willis Hospital, Richmond. She was the wife of Oscar J. Honeycutt. They were married 28 years. She was an auditor for the Internal Revenue Service in Richmond for 25 years until retiring. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Clarence E. and Elsie L. (Knappenberger) Diehl. Survivors: Husband; daughter, Ramona S. Gladen of Norfolk, Va.; brother, Clarence H. of Allentown; stepson, Oscar J. Jr. of Hendersonville, N.C.; stepdaughter, Sylvia of Mendham, N.J.; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow, Woody Funeral Home, 1020 Huguenot Road, Midlothian, Va. Call 4-7 p.m. today.

Morning Call

11/6/1994

Allentown, PA

 

Diehl

Clarence E.

 

11/7/1904

1/6/1992

Clarence E. Diehl, 87, of 3514 Broadway, Cetronia, died Monday in Allentown Hospital. He was the husband of Elsie L. (Knappenberger) Diehl. They were married 67 years in November. Diehl was a truck driver for the former Halls Motor Express Co., Kutztown, for many years before retiring in 1969. Born in South Whitehall Township, he was a son of the late Harvey and Mary (Serfass) Diehl. Survivors: Wife; son, Clarence H. of Allentown; daughter, Ann D., wife of Oscar J. Honeycutt of Richmond, Va.; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Ruey W.

Services 2 p.m. Friday, Trexler Funeral Home, 1625 Highland St., Allentown. Call 1-2 p.m. Friday.

Morning Call

1/8/1992

Allentown, PA

 

Diener

Charles J.

 

6/11/1917

2/7/2001

Charles J. Diener, 83, of 241 N. Liberty St., Nazareth, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, in Manor Care Health Services, Palmer Township. He was the husband of Millicent C. (Metz) Diener. They were married for 54 years in September. He worked for Nazareth High School before retiring in 1982. He previously was employed in the accounting department of the Keystone Portland Cement Co., Bath, for 29 years. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late George and Theresa (Lumnek) Diener. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Nazareth. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in Africa, and a member of Eckley Patch American Legion Post 470, Bath. Survivors: Wife; son, Charles R. of Bethlehem; brother, Robert of Silver Spring, Md.; a granddaughter.

Graveside services: At the convenience of the family, Friday in Hope Cemetery, Hecktown. Arrangements, George G. Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown. Contributions: To the church.

Morning Call, pg. B-10

2/8/2001

Allentown, PA

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

Dierolf

Caroline Sarah

Barto

12/25/1882

2/1/1933

Stepping onto a tree from the porch roof at her home, Haas and High streets, Topton, Mrs. Caroline Sarah Barto, widow of John D. Barto, committed suicide by hanging herself on a limb of the tree early yesterday morning. She was aged 50 years and is said to have been subject to spells of melancholia. She was found at 5.30 o'clock by a daughter, Mrs. Mary Diehl, who instituted a search when she missed her mother in the house. Mrs. Diehl summoned neighbors who in turn notified Dr. C. H. Smith, deputy coroner of Berks county. The latter issued a certificate of death by hanging and turned the body over to Undertaker Irvin D. DeLong, of Topton, for preparation for burial. Mrs. Barto was a daughter of Mrs. Catherine Reinert Dierolf and the late Levi Dierolf and was born in Longswamp township, Berks county. She was a devout church worker and held membership in Trinity Lutheran church, Topton, and the Home Department of the Sunday school of that church. She is survived by her aged mother, Mrs. Catherine Dierolf, of Hancock; four daughters, Mrs. Mary Diehl, Mrs. Arline Biltcliff and Maria Barto, at home, and Mrs. Harry Knittle, of Kutztown; two sons, Willard and Edgar, of Topton; five grandchildren, two brothers, Jacob Dierolf, of Hyde Park near Reading, and Harry Dierolf, of Hancock; a sister, Mrs. Edward Marcks, of Reading, and a stepsister, Mrs. Sarah Reinhard, of Pottstown.

The funeral will be held Monday afternoon with brief services at her late home at 2 o'clock followed by continued services in Trinity Lutheran church, Topton, Rev. W. H. Kline officiating. Interment will be made in the Longswamp church cemetery. Friends may call Sunday night from 7 to 9 o'clock.

Morning Call pg.5 & 10

2/2/1933

Allentown PA.

 

Dierolf

Franklin Jacob

 

10/27/1868

2/11/1938

Frank J. Dierolf , a retired hotelkeeper, died Friday evening at his residence, Topton. He was aged 69. He was born and raised in Longswamp township, Berks county, a son of the late John and Carolina, nee Oswald, Dierolf. For 25 years he conducted the American House in Topton. He retired 10 years ago and had been in ill health for the last four years after suffering a stroke. Surviving are his widow, Ellen, nee Fegley, one son, Frank, of Wyomissing; six daughters; Mrs. Andrew Schofer, Topton; Mrs. Edna Bohn, Reading; Mrs. Clayton Fegley, Topton; Mrs. Raymond, Werst, Topton; Mrs. John G. Schofer, Topton; and Mrs. Paul Schleicher, Topton; 17 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and one step brother, Oliver Sittler, of Reading.

Funeral services were held from the late residence on Thursday. Interment was made in St. Paul's cemetery, Mertztown. Rev. William H. Kline officiated.

Town & Country pg. 5

2/18/1938

Pennsburg, PA

 

Dierolf

Myrtle Marie

Schleicher

12/21/1903

9/5/1972

Mrs. Myrtle M. Schleicher; 68; 109 N. Cherry St., Topton; died Tuesday, Topton; wife of Paul R. Schleicher; born Topton; daughter of the late Frank J. and Ellen L. (Fegely) Dierolf; charter member, auxiliary, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Kutztown. Survivors: husband; daughters, Ellen, wife of Brooke Gernert, Topton, with whom she resided; Althea, wife of George Phillips, Allentown; Jeannette, wife of Stanley Pape, Kutztown R. 2; sons, Paul, Dallas, at home; Robert, Lyons; Richard, Kutztown R. 2; Leonard, Topton; sisters, Lillie, wife of Andrew Schofer, Mrs. Mabel Fegley, Mrs. Maude Werst, Mrs. Minnie Schofer, all Topton; brother, Frank Dierolf, Shillington; 15 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

Schofer Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Topton.

Morning Call, page 52

9/6/1972

Allentown, PA

 

Dieter

Gary L.

 

9/25/1949

12/13/2000

Gary L. Dieter, 51, of Bethlehem, died Wednesday, Dec. 13, in Easton Hospital. He was the husband of Kathleen A. (Rudolph) Dieter. They were married 29 years in July. He was an assistant manager for Case's Tire Co., Easton, for 10 years. Previously, he worked for Service Tire Truck Co. and Service Tire Co., both of Bethlehem, for 20 years. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of Joyce R. (Shimer) Dieter of Bethlehem and the late Donald F. Dieter. Survivors: Wife; mother; son, Michael J. of Bethlehem; daughter, Donna M. Frantz of Bethlehem Township.

Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Long Funeral Home, 500 Linden St., Bethlehem. Call 7-9 p.m. Friday. Contributions: American Heart Association, Bethlehem.

Morning Call

12/14/2000

Allentown, PA

 

Dietz

Carl D.

 

12/20/1930

5/15/1986

In 1981 Carl was living in Bangor, PA. In 1986 he lived at 91 Glen Ave., Phillipsburg, NJ. He was a roofer and siding installer for various area contractors, working in the Easton and Phillipsburg area. He lived in the Easton-Phillipsburg area all his life. He attended the Assembly of God Church, Washington. He served with the US Army during the Korean Conflict.

Easton Express

5/16/1986

Easton, PA

 

Dietz

Sallie Jane

Mory

1856

8/20/1931

Mrs. Sally Jane Mory, a former resident of Allentown, died at 3 o'clock yesterday morning in St. Luke's hospital, Bethlehem, of a complication of ailments. She was in her 76th year. Mrs. Mory, who resided at 1202 Broad street, Bethlehem, was a daughter of the late Jesse and Lydia, nee Schaeffer, Dietz. She was born in Allentown and lived in Coopersburg for some time before taking up residence in Bethlehem sixteen years ago. She was twice married, her first husband, Wilman Schaffer, and her second husband, Eugene A. Mory, preceding her in death. She was a member of the Blue church, near Coopersburg. She is survived by two sons, Ralph Schaffer, this city, and Dallas Schaffer, Bethlehem, together with four grandchildren, and a brother, Monroe Dietz, of McKeesport.

Funeral services will be held at the home of her son, Ralph Schaffer, 725 North Twelfth street, on Monday at 3 p.m. daylight saving time. Interment will be made in Greenwood cemetery.

Moravian Historical Society, Nazareth, PA

8/21/1931

From clipping collection at Moravian Historical Society, Nazareth, PA.

Greenwood Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh Co., PA

Diller

Joseph B.

 

03/29/1864

4/10/1947

Diller.-Joseph B. Diller was born in Cumberland Co., Pa., March 29, 186 4; died at the Eastern Mennonite Home, Souderton, Pa., April 10, 1947; aged 83 y. 11 d. His first wife (Elizabeth Shank, Washington Co., Md.) died on Dec. 7, 1899; his second wife (Anna S. Bair, York Co., Pa.) died July 9, 1908; his third wife (Maggie C. Kulp) died at the E. M. Home, Jan. 7, 1945. Surviving are 6 children (Samuel J., Hagerstown, Md.; Levi J ., Hanover, Pa.; Mrs. Howard Landis, of Souderton; Mrs. Alvin Anders, Fricks, Pa.; Mrs. Willis Derstine, Morwood, Pa.; and Reuben, Frazee, Minn. ), 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. He was deeply interested in the work of the church.

Funeral services were conducted at the E. M. Home, in charge of Jacob M. and Elmer B. Moyer, and at the Hanover Church, in charge of Richard Danner. Interment was made in the cemetery at Hanover.

Gospel Herald

 

 

Hanover Ch Cemetery

Dillinger

Mary Lovina

Schaffer

12/01/1861

4/14/1951

Mrs. Mary Lovina Schaffer, 89, 319 Roosevelt St., Egypt, died at 2:10 a.m. Saturday at Allentown hospital, where she had been a medical patient since Thursday. She had been in ill health for several years. She was born in Upper Milford township, Lehigh county, a daughter of Jesse and Matilda Schmidt Dillinger. She came to Egypt in 1900. She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Schaffer, many years ago, and by her second husband, Henry Schaffer, six years ago. Survivors include three daughters, Jennie, wife of Victor Leopold, Egypt; Anna, wife of Victor Hottenstein, Center Valley; and Mrs. Anna Whiteman, at home; five sons, John, Fullerton, Edgar, Egypt; Paul and Allen, both at home, and Freeman Schaffer, Allentown; two brothers, Charles Dillinger, Emmaus, and William Dillinger, Macungie; one sister, Mrs. Celesta Ruhf, Macungie; nine grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren.

Morning Call

4/15/1951

Allentown, PA

 

Dobosh

George A.

 

1903

3/9/1988

Dr. George A. Dobosh Jr., 84, a specialist in cardiology and arthritis, died Wednesday in Moravian Hall Square Retirement Community Skilled Care Unit, Nazareth. He was the husband of Imogene L. (Hartzell) Dobosh, and formerly resided at 1622 W. Broad St., Bethlehem. Dobosh was on the staff of Coaldale Hospital for one year then opened a private practice in 1932 on W. Broad Street, Bethlehem. He practiced for 52 years before retiring in 1984. He served 50 years on the staff of St. Luke's Hospital, where he was chief of its arthritis clinic. He also was a member of the staff of Muhlenberg Hospital Center. Before World War II, he was a staff member of the G.U. and Medical Clinic, Philadelphia, and was a draft board examiner. At St. Luke's, Dobosh also was a past member of the heart clinic, director of the heart association and a member of the diabetes foundation. A member of the Eastern Pennsylvania chapter of the Arthritis Foundation and the Philadelphia Rheumatism Association, he was a director and member of the advisory committee of the Arthritis Foundation and a member of its governing board. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1925 and from the university's medical school in 1929. He interned at Lying Inn Hospital, Philadelphia, and was a resident for a year at Wesley Memorial Hospital, Chicago. He served in the Army Medical Corps, retiring as a major after World War II. He was a delegate to the Pennsylvania Medical Association. Born in Lansford, he was a son of the late George A. Sr. and Mary B. (Bodnar) Dobosh. Surviving with his widow are two brothers, Dr. Gabriel of Nesquehoning, and Andrew of Vienna, Va., and a sister Margaret of Nesquehoning.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Snyder-Hinkle Funeral Home, 527 Center St., Bethlehem. Calling hours will be 7-9 p.m. Sunday.

Morning Call

3/11/1988

Allentown, PA

 

Dodson

Alan Craig

 

08/27/1880

8/23/1946

Alan C. Dodson, 66, of 724 Delaware Ave., Bethlehem, president of Weston Dodson Co., coal miners and shippers died Friday at St. Luke's Hospital. Born in Bethlehem August 27, 1880 he was a son of the late Charles M. and Maria Craig Dodson. He graduated from Lehigh University with a B.S. degree in 1900 and from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He became associated with the Weston Dodson Co., in 1902 after leaving school. In 1908 he married Sarah W. Chandler. He became president of the company in 1917 after the death of his father. He was active in coal trade organizations and a past president of the Anthracite Coal Operators Assn. Survivors include his wife, Sarah W. Chandler, daughter of the late professor William H. Chandler, onetime acting president of Lehigh University and Mrs. Chandler. And one daughter, Mrs. John Lisle of Bethlehem, and three grandchildren.

Morning Call

8/24/1946

Allentown, PA

 

Dorney

Alden R.

 

4/15/1917

6/11/2003

Alden R. Dorney, 86, formerly of Cetronia, died June 12 in Lehigh Commons, Lower Macungie Township. He was the husband of Lillian M.A. (Hixson) Dorney, who died last year. A graduate of Allentown Business School, he was a senior bookkeeper for PPL, Allentown, for 45 years before retiring in 1982. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late William H. and Sallie (Diehl) Dorney. He was a member of Cedar United Church of Christ, Cetronia, where he was a former deacon and served on the consistory. He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the European theatre. He was an organizer, president and volunteer of Cetronia Ambulance Corps. Survivors: Sons, Hershel L. of Allentown, Richard A. of Sinking Spring, Berks County; sister, Irene Nagle of Allentown; two grandchildren; nieces, nephews.

Services: 7:30 p.m. Monday in the church. Call 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday in the church. Arrangements, Trexler Funeral Home, Allentown.

Morning Call

6/14/2003

Allentown, PA

 

Dorney

Florence A.

Bortz

1902

3/27/1999

Florence A. Bortz, 97, formerly of Cetronia, died Saturday, March 27, in the Phoebe Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Ira E. "Ike" Bortz. She was head cook for the Parkland School District, first at Parkland High School and later at the James W. Good School, Cetronia, for 27 years. Born in Dorneyville, South Whitehall Township, she was a daughter of the late William H. and Sallie (Diehl) Dorney. She was a member of Cedar Lutheran Church, Cetronia, and a former superintendent of its cradle roll of the Sunday school. Survivors: Sons, Kenneth W. of Cetronia and Gerald H. of Swiftwater; daughters, Ferne G., wife of Arthur Haldeman of Allentown, and Christine M., wife of Edward Wagner of Cetronia; brother, Alden R. and sister, Mrs. Irene Nagle, both of Cetronia, eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great- granddaughters. She was predeceased by a son, Roy I..

Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday in the church. Call 9:30-11 a.m. Wednesday in church. Arrangements, Trexler Funeral Home, Allentown.

Morning Call

3/28/1999

Allentown, PA

 

Dorney

George Henry Elias

 

8/22/1900

10/19/1987

George H.E. Dorney, 87, of Breinigsville R.1, died Monday in Kutztown Manor. He was the husband of the late Perma E. (Grammes) Dorney. He was a self-employed farmer in Upper Macungie Township for most of his life until retiring in 1975. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late William H. and Sallie (Diehl) Dorney. He was a member of Cedar United Church of Christ, Cetronia. Surviving are three sons, George F. of Fogelsville, Herbert A. of Reading and William H. of Breinigsville R.1.; three daughters, Mae I., wife of Kermit A. Bealer, and Joyce H., wife of Robert H. Stinner, both of Breinigsville R.1, and Susan J. McBride of Breinigsville; a brother Alden of Cetronia; two sisters, Florence, wife of Ira Bortz, and Mrs. Irene Nagle, both of Cetronia; 20 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson. A daughter, Lorraine Metzgar, died in 1985.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Schmoyer Funeral Home, Breinigsville. A calling hour will precede the services.

Morning Call

10/21/1987

Allentown, PA

 

Dreisbach

Anna Maria

Erb

06/25/1758

05/16/1830

Dead in Easton - 16 May 1830 Mrs. Anna Maria Erb age about 72 years, widow of the late Lawrence Erb Esq. deceased & mother in law of his Excellency Governor Wolf. She was a lady of quiet, unobtrusive habits, but universally esteemed for her excellent qualities & strict performance of her domestic duties.

 

 

 

Easton German Reformed Cemetery, Easton, PA

Dresher

Alfred D.

 

03/13/1860

3/14/1940

Alfred D. Dresher, former clothier and realtor, died at 11 o'clock Thursday night at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. George Kuhl, 1340 Walnut St., Allentown, one day after his 80th birthday. He had been ill seven weeks. Mr. Dresher was born in Mertztown, a son of Samuel and Sarah (Leibensberger) Dresher. Up to the time of the death of his wife, Amanda S., nee Colver, 21 months ago, he resided as 1245 Walnut St. Early in his life Mr. Dresher was a member of the clothing firm of H. M. Leh & Co., and later he operated a real estate business. He retired 15 years ago. He was a member of Christ Lutheran church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Kuhl and Mrs. Kelsay Morgan of Woodbury, N.J.

Funeral arrangements will be completed today.

Morning Call pg.5

3/15/1940

Allentown PA.

Union Cemetery, Allentown

Dresher

Henrietta

Butz

02/08/1810

11/15/1900

Mrs. Henrietta Butz, widow of Reuben Butz, died at five minutes past 6 o'clock yesterday morning at the home of her son Reuben D. Butz, No. 1016 Hamilton street. Infirmities due to old age caused her death. Mrs. Butz was born in Longswamp township, Berks county, and reached the ripe old age of 90 years, 9 months and 7 days. Her husband died in October 1860. Her maiden name was Deshler and her only brother died many years ago. She is survived by two sons, Reuben D. and Samuel A. Butz, of this city, and one daughter, Mrs. Caroline Deisher, of Topton.

The funeral services will be held at the house on Monday afternoon, interment at Longswamp on Tuesday.

Morning Call pg. 4

11/19/1900

Allentown PA.

 

Dresher

Samuel

 

08/04/1831

5/19/1906

Samuel Dresher, of Longswamp, died on Saturday of catarrhal bronchitis, aged 74 years, 9 months and 15 days. He is survived by one son, Alfred D. Dresher, formerly of the firm of Dresher & Stephens, of Allentown, and three brothers and one sister. Mrs. W. J. Grim, of Allentown; Nathan Dresher, of Reading; Charles Dresher, of Seipstown, and John Dresher, who resided with his brother.

The funeral will be held on Thursday at 9.30 A. M. with services and burial at Mertztown. Rev. Parndl officiating.

Morning Call, page 1

5/22/1906

Allentown, PA

 

Dries

Esther L.

Hertzog

9/24/1928

5/23/1997

Esther L. Blackman; 68; Emmaus; died Friday, May 23, 1997, Hospice Unit, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown; wife of the late Harry R. Blackman, Jr.; assembler, Eaton Corp., Bethlehem, many years until retiring; previously at Allen Organ Co., Macungie, 10 years; born Emmaus; daughter of the late James A. & Lizzie M. (Fenstermaker) Dries; member, nursery volunteer, Beth El Bible Fellowship Church, Emmaus; volunteer, Daybreak, Allentown; member, Mack Truck Retirees, Local 677, Allentown. Survivors: daughter, Sharon A., wife of Robert A. Shiffer; son, Miles W. Eisenhard Jr., both Emmaus; sisters, Estella, wife of Edward O. Miller, Catasauqua; Miriam Gladis, Allentown; brother, Stanford, Emmaus; stepsons, Barry L. Blackman, Emmaus; Bruce A. Blackman, Emmaus; stepdaughter, Deborah A., wife of David Mininger, Quakertown; 4 grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren.

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

Morning Call pg.B-37

5/24/1997

Allentown, PA

 

Dries

Helen M

Fritz

7/11/1908

11/15/1986

Mrs. Helen M. Fritz; 78; 281 Second St., Ormrod; died Saturday at home; wife of Richard M. Fritz; married 53 years in June; born Emmaus; daughter of the late James & Lizzie (Fenstermaker) Dries; member, St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Whitehall Township. Survivors: husband; sons, Sterling R., Emmaus; Forrest D., Miramar, Fla.; James V., Coplay R.1; daughters, Betty, wife of Howard Laudenslager, Sciota, Monroe County; Fay, wife of Curtis Hein, Allentown; Nancy, wife of Franklin Zerfass, Allentown; Marianne A. Stern, Wescosville; brothers, Stanford, Emmaus; Leon, Emmaus; sisters, Estella, wife of Edward Miller, Catasauqua; Miriam Gladis, Allentown; Esther, wife of Harry Blackman, Emmaus; 21 grandchildren; 13 great- grandchildren.

Schmoyer Funeral Home, Breinigsville.

Call-Chronicle pg. B-14

11/16/1986

Allentown, PA

 

Dries

James Abraham

 

08/17/1886

1/17/1943

James A. Dries, 56, of Emmaus R. 1, Borough Heights, died Sunday at 11:30 p.m. shortly after returning from evening services at the Mennonite Brethren in Christ church, Emmaus. Mr. Dries, a building contractor, had also attended morning services and Sunday school at the church. Born in Shamrock, Berks county, Mr. Dries was the son of John and Amanda, nee Rabenold, Dries. He resided in Emmaus 22 years and was a contractor and builder for many years. He was a member of the Mennonite Brethren in Christ church. Surviving are his wife, Lizzie M., nee Fenstermaker, and the following children: Paul A. Dries and Leon J. Dries, Emmaus; Mrs. Richard Fritz, Breinigsville; Stanford Dries, Allentown; Duke Milo J. Dries, Allentown; Mrs. Edward Miller, Allentown; Kenneth R. Dries, U.S. Army; Ralph H. Dries, Selinsgrove, and Harold W. Dries, Miriam J. Dries and Esther L. Dries, all at home. Two brothers, Wayne Dries of Fleetwood and Lawson Dries of Allentown, two sisters, Mrs. Harry Zentner of Allentown and Mrs. Fred Eastman of Florida, and 11 grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Ritter and Buzby Funeral home, 36-38 S. 5th St., Emmaus, with further service in the Mennonite Brethren in Christ church, Emmaus. Interment will be in Northwood cemetery, Emmaus. Rev. Frank B. Hertzog will officiate.

Morning Call pg.10

1/19/1943

Allentown, PA

 

Druckenmiller

Marjorie C.

Leibenguth

11/13/1914

6/27/1987

Mrs. Marjorie C. Leibenguth, 72, of 425 Kuntz St., Slatington, died Saturday in Allentown Osteopathic Medical Center. She was the widow of LeRoy J. Leibenguth Sr. Born in Treichlers, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Ellen (Rothenhauser) Druckenmiller. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Slatington. Surviving are four sons, LeRoy J. Jr. of Slatington R.2, Joseph of Slatington, Carl of Packerton and Wayne A. of Slatington R.4; six daughters, Adele, wife of Edwin L. Ziegler, Jeanette, wife of James Maehrer, and Linda, wife of Dennis Rehrig, all of Slatington, Mrs. Ruth Bieler of Gilbertsville, Margie, wife of LaRoy Kern of Walnutport, and June at home; four sisters, Joyce, wife of Gordon Christman of Slatington, Hilda, wife of Kermit Yenser of Slatington R.1, Mrs. Myrtle Heiney of Walnutport an Eunice, wife of Homer Heiney of Orefield; 19 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Harding Funeral Home, 25-27 N. 2nd St., Slatington. A calling hour will precede the services.

Morning Call

6/29/1987

Allentown, PA

Allen Union Cemetery, North Catasauqua, PA

Dungan

Asher

 

06/02/1812

01/20/1895

Dead in a chair. A Bucks County Man was found frozen stiff in his home. Asher Dungan, aged 83 years, was found at his residence near Doylestown, sitting in a chair frozen stiff with the front door open on Sunday morning about 11 o'clock by a neighbor, Philip Wodock. A smear of blood over the left eye was discovered and it was feared that he had met with foul play. A thorough investigation was made, which revealed the fact that death was caused by natural and accidental causes combined. He had evidently been taken ill during the night and the theory is that in arising, he was sized (Asher Dungan) with an epileptic fit and fell against a chair and fainted and perished with the cold. Deceased was at one time well-to-do, but reverses came and he was left almost penniless. Notwithstanding his poverty, he was still proud and refused to accept charity.

 

01/22/1895

 

New Britain

Dunkel

James Peter

 

09/16/1840

9/4/1917

James Peter Dunkel died in George F. Deisher's home in Maxatawny Twsp. Survivors include Mrs. Ellsworth Eck of Philadelphia. Source: Reading Eagle, Thu. 20 Sep.1917.

 

 

 

Zion Reformed Church Cemetery, Maxatawny Township, PA

Durn

Charles Dewey Howard

 

06/15/1898

1989

Charles D. H. Durn; 90; formerly 303 E. High St., Hellertown; died Saturday, Veterans Administration Medical Center, South Lebanon Township, Lebanon County; husband of the late Stella C. (Frey) Durn; brakeman, Reading Railroad, Bethlehem, 44 years, retiring 1964; born Lower Saucon Township; son of the late Levi & Sallie (Renninger) Durn; Army veteran, World War I. Survivors: son, Donald C., Bethlehem; daughters, Claire L., wife of Edward Hartman, Carlisle, Cumberland County; Shirley D., wife of William Stefanik, Bethlehem; 6 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren.

Heintzelman Funeral Home, 326 Main St., Hellertown.

Morning Call, page B-6

5/1/1989

Allentown, PA

Hellertown Union Cemetery, Hellertown, PA

Durn

Milton H.

 

08/10/1845

4/1/1909

Milton H. Durns, an aged resident of Northampton County, died at the home of his son, William Durns, at Stockerton, Thursday morning of a complication of diseases. He had been engaged in the milling business until his declining years, when he lived retired in Georgetown, Lower Nazareth Township, having moved to his son's home only a few weeks ago. The deceased was 64 years of age and besides his widow is survived by one son William Durns, a daughter, Mrs. Amanda wife of Howard Werner of Lower Saucon Township.

The funeral will be held on Sunday with services at 12 o'clock at the home of his son. Interment in Lower Saucon Church Cemetery.

Bethlehem Globe Times

4/3/1909

 

 

Dutt

Frank Eugene

 

7/10/1921

6/4/2003

Frank E. Dutt, 81, of Bethlehem, died June 4 in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. He was married to Ethel V. (Moser) Dutt for 61 years last month. He worked in the machine roll shop No. 12 for Bethlehem Steel Corp. before retiring. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Willard and Anna (Keener) Dutt. He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Bethlehem. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Men of Retirement Age Club, Bethlehem, and a past president of the Lehigh Valley chapter of Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen. Survivors: Wife; sons, Frank E. Jr. of Webster, N.Y., Leslie of Bethlehem, Kenneth of Newark, Del.; daughters, Connie McCormick of Bear, Del., Phyllis Gostony and Janice Meixell, both of Bath; brothers, Dale of Norco, La., Donald of Lafayette, La.; sisters, Gloria Brader of Bethlehem, Jean Stokes of Allentown; 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Pearson Funeral Home, 1901 Linden St., Bethlehem. No calling hours. Contributions: MORA Club.

Morning Call, pg. B-09

6/5/2003

Allentown, PA

 

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