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Gable

Forrest R.

 

5/22/1927

7/10/2004

Forrest R. Gable, 77, of Fellowship Manor, Whitehall, formerly of Coopersburg, died Saturday, July 10, 2004, in his home. He was the husband of Gloria J. (Moser) Gable, who died Feb. 17, 2004. Born May 22, 1927, in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Elmer O. and Anna (Moatz) Gable. He was a self-employed contractor for many years before retiring. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Calvary Wesleyan Church, Bethlehem. Survivors: Son, Dayl F. Gable of Riegelsville; daughters, Sharon J. Weber and Kathy Gable Young, both of Coopersburg; five grandchildren.

Services: private graveside, Calvary Bible Fellowship Church Cemetery. Arrangements, Heintzelman Funeral Home Inc. Hellertown. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, to Hogar Crea, Bethlehem.

Morning Call, pg. B-10

7/11/2004

Allentown, PA

Calvary Bible Fellowship Church Cemetery

Gabriel

Miriam Alice

 

04/02/1888

09/17/1895

Gabriel, In this city, September 17, 1895, died of diphtheria, Miriam Alice, daughter of M. S. and Annie A. Gabriel, aged 7 years, 5 months and 15 days.

Strictly private funeral services at the residence of the parents this afternoon. Burial in Fairview Cemetery.

 

09/18/1895

 

Fairview Cemetery

Gambler

Lawson P.

 

1/10/1913

12/22/1971

Lawson P. Gambler; 58; Lyons Station; died Wednesday, Reading Hospital, West Reading; employee, Garden State Tannery, Fleetwood; husband of Geraldine P. (Grammes) Gambler; born Longswamp Township; son of the late Elmer & Lizzie (Miller) Gambler; member, Unionville United Church of Christ, Neffs. Survivors: widow; sons, Karl L., Topton; Mark S., Linstead East, Reading; Spec. 4 Neal G., U.S. Air Force, California; stepdaughter, Mrs. Joanne Border, Topton; sisters, Anna, wife of Raymond Kohler, Hamburg; Carrie, wife of Elton Stern, Topton; brother Charles, Macungie; 9 grandchildren.

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

Morning Call pg 25

12/24/1971

Allentown PA.

St. Paul's Cemetery, Lobachsville

Gambler

Mark S.

 

5/6/1941

9/25/2008

Mark S. Gambler; 67; Exeter Township; died Sept. 25, 2008, automobile accident, Route 30; husband of Carol J. (Folk) Gambler; born Topton; son of the late Lawson P. & Esther M. (Guldin) Gambler; last employed, estimator, Fischer Contracting Inc., 9 years; previously, Lancaster branch manager, Quality Roofing Supply Co., 15 years; graduate, Brandywine High School, Reading Business School; active, Troop 333, Boy Scouts of American, over 30 years; founder, Troop 319; Little League baseball coach, Exeter Township; summer youth basketball coach. Survivors: daughters, Tama L. (Gambler) Price, Simpsonville, S.C.; Jill R. (Gambler) Leone, Exeter Township; son, Eric M. Gambler; Exeter Township; brothers, Karl L., Topton; Neal J., Jacksonville, Fla.; 2 granddaughters; grandson. Auman Funeral Home, 390 W. Neversink Road, Reading. Buried, Forest Hills Memorial Park, Exeter Township.

Reading Eagle

9/27/2008

Reading, PA

Forest Hills Memorial Park, Exeter Township, PA

Garges

Abraham Z.

 

07/04/1890

5/30/1962

Garges. Abram Z. son of Jacob H. and Lizzie (Zeigler) Garges, was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., July 4, 1890; died at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., May 30, 1962; aged 71 y. 10 m. 26 d. On May 17, 1913, he was married to Mamie T. Landes, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters and 3 sons (Mrs. Viola Detwiler, Souderton; Harold, Telford; Harry and Abram, Jr., both of Harleysville; and Marian, at home in Harleysville), 11 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, one sister (Bessie, Telford), and one brother (Walter, Telford). He was a member of the Upper Skippack Church, where funeral services were held June 3, in charge of Daniel Reinford and Jesse Mack.

Gospel Herald

 

 

Upper Skippack Mennonite Cemetery

Garges

Hettie

Wismer

05/10/1857

1/26/1928

Wismer.-Hettie (Garges) Wismer, wife of deacon Benjamin C. Wismer, was born May 10, 1857; died Jan. 26, 1928; aged 70 y. 8 m. 16 d. She is survived by her husband and one daughter (Amanda, married to Bro. Vincent Alderfer), also three brothers. Hettie has been a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, and has helped to solve many difficult problems for her husband. As she has been failing in body for several years, yet has only missed one Sunday of Church service and that was just before her death. She died suddenly, went to bed in the evening as usual, about 11 o'clock. She felt as though she could rest better if she would sit up in bed. The husband helped her to do so, and by so doing she fell over apparently dead. Two daughters preceded her, one an infant and the other (Anna) at 13 years of age.

Brief funeral services were conducted at their home at Creamery, Pa., by Pre. H.H. Johnson and Pre. H.M. Johnson, further services were conducted at the Upper Skippack Mennonite Church by Bro. Warren G. Bean, Jesse Mack and Irwin Landis. Text, Psa. 13. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Gospel Herald

 

 

Upper Skippack Mennonite Cemetery

Garges

Viola L.

Detweiler

11/25/1913

10/16/1996

Nice, Viola L. Garges, 82, Souderton, Pa. Born: Nov. 25, 1913, Lower Salford Twp., Pa., to Abram Z. and Mamie Landis Garges. Died: Oct. 16, 1996, Sellersville, Pa. Survivors--children: Stanley and Clyde Detwiler, Louise Martin; stepdaughter: Esther Allebach; brother and sister: Abram Garges, Marian Souder; 16 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, 7 step grandchildren, 11 step great-grandchildren, 3 step great great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Willis C. Nice (second husband), Arthur M. Detwiler (first husband), Ralph Detwiler (son), and Curtis, Paul, Willis, and Claude Nice (stepsons).

Funeral: Oct. 21, Franconia Mennonite Church, by John M. Ehst, Steven E. Landis, and Floyd M. Hackman. Burial: Indian Creek Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Gospel Herald

 

 

Indian Creek Mennonite Cemetery, Franconia Twp, Montgomery Co .PA

Gasparovic

Joseph John

 

12/10/1920

2/28/2006

Joseph John Gasparovic Joseph John Gasparovic , 85, of 1870 Congressional Village Dr., Condo 7202, Middletown, DE, formerly of Emmaus, died Tuesday, February 28, 2006 in his home. He was the husband of Pearl M. (Leeser) Gasparovic . The couple would have been married 58 years on June 14. Joseph and Pearl moved to Delaware a short time ago to be near his son and his family. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late Vincent J. and Catherine Gasparovic. He was a veteran of the Marine Corps, serving as a tech sergeant during World War II and was a lifetime member of the Marine Aviation Association. He was employed by AAA (Lehigh Valley Motor Club) for 20 years, in the sales department of both membership and auto insurance. He was a member of the Mercantile Club, Emmaus Historical Society, and the Emmaus VFW and American Legion. He was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, Emmaus. Survivors: Wife; son, James and wife Louise of Middletown, DE; daughter, JoAnn Shorter and husband Eric of Marietta, GA; sister, Peg Gasparovic of Allentown; grandsons, Joseph and John Gasparovic ; many nieces, nephews and other extended family.

Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home; 225 Elm St., Emmaus. Call 10-11 a.m. Saturday. Interment in Highland Memorial Park, Allentown. Contributions: St. Ann's Catholic Church, 415 S. Sixth Street, Emmaus, PA 18049 or American Cancer Society, 3893 Adler Place, Bethlehem, PA 18017, or Delaware Hospice, 911 S. Dupon Highway, Dover, DE 19901.

Morning Call pg. B-9

3/2/2006

Allentown PA.

Highland Memorial Park, Allentown, Lehigh Co., PA

Gaston

Charles L.

 

3/12/1912

6/15/1985

Charles L. Gaston, 73, of Andreas R.1, formerly of East Penn Township, died Saturday in Coaldale State General Hospital. He was the husband of Verna M. (Zettlemoyer) Clark Gaston. His first wife, Emma (Eckert) Gaston, died in 1977. Gaston was a self-employed farmer in the East Penn Township area until retiring. Surviving with his widow are a son, Wayne C. of Lehighton R.6.; three brothers, Monroe and John, both of Walnutport, and Lawrence of Temple, Berks County; two sisters, Mrs. Verna Miller of New Mahoning and Mrs. Celeste Rex of Lehighton R.1; two stepdaughters, Grace I., wife of Donald Koontz of Elizabethtown R.1, Lancaster County, and Fern M., wife of Russell H. Hauck Sr. of Andreas R.1, and seven grandchildren.

The Robert S. Nester Funeral Home, Snyders, Route 309, is in charge of arrangements.

Morning Call

6/17/1985

Allentown PA.

 

Gaston

Monroe

 

7/22/1913

7/10/2004

Monroe J. "Pappy" Gaston, 90, of Walnutport, died Saturday, July 10, 2004, in Sacred heart Hospital, Allentown. He was the husband of Ruth A. (Rice) Gaston. They celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary last Christmas. Born in Snyders, he was a son of the late Daniel F. and Clara (Helfrich) Gaston. He was a janitor for Northern Lehigh School District at the former Walnutport School for 16 years before retiring in 1980. Previously, he worked for Reading Central Railroad for 20 years. He was a member of Christ U.C.C. Church, Walnutport. He was a member of Diamond Fire Company and Friendly Senior Citizens, both of Walnutport, Slatington Skeet Club and Blue Mountain Fish & Game Association.

 

 

 

 

Gearhart

Ethan Allen

 

02/06/1858

2/8/1927

VETERAN PHYSICIAN ILL LESS THAN WEEK; WAS 69 SUNDAY LAST

Ninety-Four-Year Old Father, Edwin R. Gearhart, Among His Survivors After a short illness with pneumonia, Dr. Ethan Allen Gearhart, the oldest physician in active practice in Allentown, died unexpectedly Tuesday morning at his home, 547 North Eleventh street. He was 69 years old on Sunday last, February 6. Dr. Gearhart was taken sick last Wednesday with what was at first a mere cold. This grew worse, and on Sunday, when there was a family gathering at his home in honor of his birthday, he decided it best for himself not to eat any turkey, although he was down stairs for a time and mingled with the assembly. Monday his condition was serious, but all thought he had a chance. During the night, however, the malady made inroads on the heart, and at 6:45 he breathed his last. He was attended with assiduous devotion by his warm old-time friend, Dr. W. W. Eschbach.

Dr. Ethan Allen Gearhart was for some years the most typical specimen of the old-style family physician in Allentown. His ideal was service, and until hard work began to tell on his iron constitution he was on the go day and night. Poor people never had a better friend. He came of wonderful stock, always did his best and he lived a life of over-flowing usefulness that fulfilled the finest traditions of a sturdy American family. As illustration of this his father, Edwin R. Gearhart, who is 94 and made his home with the doctor, was a school teacher in Monroe county when the doctor was born in 1858. To the senior Gearhart the ideal figure in American history, with all his dash and gallantry, was Ethan Allen, and that was the name he bestowed on his son. It was not long before the father was to demonstrate in action the patriotism suggested by this baptism. The Civil War broke out, and the elder Gearhart, leaving at home a young family, rushed off as a volunteer into the Civil War, there to go so far to the front that he was captured by the Confederates in the Battle of Gettysburg. Dr. Gearhart saw the light of day at his father's home in Chestnut Hill township, near Effort, Monroe county, in the heart of the Poconos, and all the good qualities that were possessed by the fine people of that region he inherited.

Like his father, he was a sterling, life-long Democrat, but never sought office; he was too busy with his beloved patients; if he held office he might have a duty to perform when a sick call came, and a sick call was always first with him. He was soundly educated, and without any pedantic spirit, possessed a wealth of learning. After a short period in the public schools he attended Stroudsburg Academy and then transferred to Orangeville Academy, near Bloomsburg, from which he was graduated. After teaching six years in Monroe and Luzerne counties, he entered the medical school of the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Baltimore, now the University of Maryland, from which he was graduated in 1884. He started practice in Kresgeville, remaining there until 1890. Then after taking a post-graduate course of two years in the Polyclinic hospital in Philadelphia, he established himself in Allentown in 1892, to become one of the best-known figures and one of the most useful men in the city, respected and cherished until the day of his death. This is the kind of courage he had. During the last outbreak of smallpox in Allentown and vicinity about 25 years ago, it was Dr. Ethan Allen Gearhart who tackled and battled the disease. He attended all of the seventy odd victims of the malady and saved every one; not a single death.

When Dr. Gearhart came to Allentown he established his home and office at 341 Ridge avenue, First ward, which became a haven for the poor and distressed. There he held forth ceaselessly day and night until 1917 when he suffered a severe attack of pneumonia. Upon recovering from this he moved to the southwest corner of Eleventh and Allen, where he since held forth and where he was destined to pass away.

The death of Dr. Gearhart is the first break in a notable double chain of four generations, consisting of his father, himself, his older son, Oscar, and the latter's daughter, Helen; and his second son, Attorney Ethan Allen Gearhart Jr., and the latter's son, Harry. Dr. Gearhart's first wife, who was Miss Mary E. Gregory, of Gilberts, Monroe county, and who died in 1898, was the mother of his two older sons, Oscar R. Gearhart, tax collector of the Eighth ward, and Attorney Ethan Allen Gearhart, Jr. The second wife, who survives, was Miss Mary Johnson, and she is the mother of his youngest son, Benjamin F. Gearhart, who is a draftsman for the Lehigh Structural Steel company and who lives in the apartment of the Eleventh and Allen property.

Since he was a resident of the Eighth ward Dr. Gearhart has had living with him his father, Edwin R. Gearhart, the Civil War veteran who probably has the distinction of being the best-known native of Monroe county alive today. The father is the oldest Civil War veteran and oldest Grand Army veteran residing in Allentown and although he will be 95 years old in June, he is a marvel of activity. He is a veteran of Company G, 142nd Pennsylvania Volunteers, and fought at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. He is still president of that famous organization known as the Monroe County Octogenarians.

The doctor's survivors are his father; his widow; the sons, the two grandchildren, Helen and Harry, and one sister, Mrs. John Gantzhorn, of Tannersville, Monroe county. His mother was a Hufsmith and the doctor was a cousin of Captain William Hufsmith, long chief of police at Bethlehem, and also a cousin of Cicero Gearhart, a former district attorney of Monroe county. There is one step-son, Charles Stevens, of Mountainville.

He was a member of the Lehigh County Medical Society, the Lehigh Valley Society, the Pennsylvania State Medical Society and the American Medical Association, and he belonged to the Reformed denomination, the Sons of Veterans, Knights of the Golden Eagle, Foresters of America, Lehigh Saengerbund and the Allen Fire company. Socially he was a delight and a army of friends loved him. Undertaker Burkholder announces the funeral for Saturday afternoon with services at the house by Rev. Mr. Kehm, pastor of Christ Reformed church, and interment in the family plot in Fairview Cemetery. In 1880 Ethan Allen Gearhart, age 22, was a student in a school at Orangeville in Columbia Co., PA. The head of the school was listed as George Lanbach age 53, and his wife, Charlotta age 47.

Morning call pg. 5 &9

2/9/1927

Allentown Pa.

 

Gegenheimer

Marjorie A.

Shimer

1915

2/17/2003

Marjorie A. Meyers Shimer, 87, of Allentown, died Feb. 17 in Phoebe Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Walter H. Shimer and E. Frederick Meyers. Born in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late Frederick and Leila (George) Gegenheimer. She was a member of Dubbs Memorial United Church of Christ, Allentown. She was a life member of Phoebe Home auxiliary, Allentown, a soloist and member of the Lehigh Saengerbund, formerly of Allentown, and a former member of West Coplay Maennerchor, Whitehall Township. Survivors: Sons, John F. Meyers of Kempton, Theodore A. Meyers of Breinigsville; stepsons, Walter H. Shimer Jr. of Easton, William L. Shimer of Coopersburg; stepdaughter, Joan S. Stocker of Macungie; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, four step grandchildren, four step great-grandchildren.

Services: at the convenience of the family. Arrangements, Stephens Funeral Home, Allentown. Contributions: To the church or Phoebe Home.

Morning Call, pg. B-10

2/19/2003

Allentown, PA

 

Gehman

Martha B.

Moyer

3/28/1906

11/10/1992

Moyer, Martha (Gehman), 86, Riegelsville, Pa. Born: March 28, 1906, Barto, Pa., to William G. and Emma (Bergey) Gehman. Died: Nov. 10, 1992, Easton, Pa., of cancer. Survivors - children: Daniel, John, Edwin, Grace Aicher, Beulah Walter; brothers and sisters: Warren, Abram, and John Gehman, Anna Longacre, Mary Longacre, Ada Beiler; 16 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral and burial: Nov. 14, Swamp Mennonite Church, by William A. Brunk.

Gospel Herald

 

 

Swamp Mennonite Cemetery, Bucks Co

Geiger

Mary Alice

Hottenstein

01/07/1870

11/25/1942

Bedfast for the past eight weeks after an illness for some time, Mrs. M. Alice Hottenstein, widow of Albert M. Hottenstein, died Wednesday night at her home in Mertztown. She was 72 years old. She was born in Berks county, daughter of the late Henry and Sarah (Ettinger) Geiger. She was a member of the Reformed church of Mertztown, the Sunday school and the Ladies Aid society of the church. Surviving are four sons, Charles, Oswin, Earl and Lloyd; seven grandchildren, and a brother, Edwin J. Geiger.

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from her late home with continued services in the Mertztown church. Rev. Ralph D. Althouse will officiate. She will be buried in the church cemetery.

Morning Call pg. 22

11/27/1942

Allentown PA.

 

Geiger

Minnie E

Butz

11/10/1870

6/15/1933

Suffering from complications of ailments, Mrs. Minnie Butz, wife of William P. Butz, died at 12.15 o'clock yesterday morning in her late home at Mertztown. She was 62 years of age. Mrs. Butz was a daughter of the late William and Mary, nee Geist, Geiger. She was born in Longswamp township, Berks county, and was a member of the Reformed congregation of St. Paul's Union church, Mertztown. Remaining to mourn her passing are the husband and three daughters, Miriam, at home; Mrs. Richard Sechler, of Topton, and Mrs. Irwin Leiser, of Allentown; also an adopted daughter, Rosa Spangler, at home.

The funeral will be held from her late home in Mertztown on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, daylight saving time. Continued services will be held in St. Paul's Union church, Rev. M. H. Brensinger, of Fleetwood, officiating. Interment will be made in the cemetery adjoining the church.

Morning Call pg. 7

6/16/1933

Allentown, PA

 

Geiger

Raymond C

 

1/12/1915

12/17/1996

RAYMOND GEIGER, APPRAISER AND REAL ESTATE BROKER Raymond C. Geiger, 82, of Allentown, a professional state licensed real estate broker and appraiser, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, in Sacred Heart Hospital.

Formerly of Orefield, he was the husband of Lillian I. (Brobst) Bailey Geiger and the late Betty Jane (Hoffman) Geiger. He and his second wife were married 29 years in October. Starting in 1937, Geiger was engaged in managing, selling, appraising and financing of all types of real estate, primarily in Lehigh and Northampton counties. He retired in January.

His appraisal experience spanned over 45 years and included numerous lending institutions, estates, corporations, attorneys and individuals throughout the region. He also served on several boards during his career. He was a past president and director of the Allentown-Lehigh Board of Realtors and a past chairman of the Lehigh County Board of Assessment Appeals, having served for 23 years. He also served on the Lehigh-Northampton Joint Planning Commission for 23 years and its executive board for 15 years. He was among the first nine appointees to the former Lehigh County Planning Commission. He was a member, 1957-61, and a past chairman of the South Whitehall Township Planning Commission and a member, 1961-72, and a past chairman of the South Whitehall Township Zoning Hearing Board. In 1972, he received a certificate of appreciation from South Whitehall. Geiger was vice president of the Allentown Housing Development Corp., a non-profit organization designed to rehabilitate housing, and served on the site selection committee for a proposed prisoner rehabilitation center.

In 1968, he was named Realtor of the Year by the Allentown Board of Realtors. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late John D. and Ella E. (Bennicuff) Geiger. A past president and director of the Lehigh Valley Chapter Society of Real Estate Appraisers, he was recognized in the Lehigh Valley as an outstanding appraiser, holding the title of senior real estate appraiser. He was a senior member of Chapter 9, American Right of Way Association, and a member of the Pennsylvania Assessor's Association. Geiger was a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors, and declared a Realtor emeritus for continuous membership and service to both associations from 1938 to 1988. He was a member of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the Appraisal Institute.

He was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Allentown. He was an Army veteran of World War II, and received four Battle Stars. Survivors: Wife; sons, John R. and Raymond C. Jr. both of Allentown; daughters, Doris R. wife of Donald C. Schaffer of Northampton, and Carol C., wife of Richard F. Martz of Bloomsburg, Columbia County; stepson, Dallas B. Bailey of Whitehall Township; stepdaughter, Lila M., wife of Kenneth W. Kramer of Wescosville; brother, John H. of Neffs; sisters, Ruth P., wife of William Graver, and Marguerite L. Infanti, both of Allentown; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren.

Memorial services: 1 p.m. Saturday in the church. No calling hours. Contributions: To the church. Arrangements, Stephens Funeral Home, Allentown.

Morning Call pg. B-10

12/18/1996

Allentown PA.

 

Geiger

William

 

09/11/1840

4/22/1926

William Geiger, an aged and respected citizen of Mertztown, died there Thursday morning from the effects of a stroke of apoplexy. He was 84 years, 7 months, 11 days. He retired several years ago after having spent many years in the tinsmith trade. His wife Mary Geist died 32 years ago and since that time, Mr. Geiger made his home with his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. William P. Butz, Mertztown. He was a son of the late Henry and Maria, Haas, Geiger, and was born in Ruscombmanor township, Berks county. He was a member of the St. Paul's Reformed congregation at Mertztown and was sexton of the church for many years. Besides his daughter, he is survived by an adopted daughter, Miss Rosa Stanger, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held on Tuesday, April 27, at 10 a.m. from the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. William P. Butz, Mertztown. Short services will be held at the house and regular services in St. Paul's Union church. Interment in the cemetery adjoining. Rev. N. H. Brensinger, Fleetwood, will officiate.

Morning Call pg. 7

4/23/1926

Allentown PA.

 

Geisinger

Annie M.

Romig

9/7/1902

11/5/1994

Annie M. Romig; 92; 155 Home Road, Longswamp; died Saturday at home; wife of the late Clarence J. Romig; born Richmond Township, Berks County; daughter of the late Oscar and Lizzie (Hilbert) Geisinger; member, Lutheran congregation, Huffs Union Church, Alburtis R.1. Survivors: Sons, Edgar C., Wayne W., both Mertztown; daughters, Mae A. Biery, Scarborough, Maine; Annabelle R. Long, Wyomissing, Berks County; Mary, wife of Prudens Carl, Fleetwood; brothers, Clarence, Warren, both Lyons, Berks County; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

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

Morning Call pg. B-12

11/6/1994

Allentown, PA

 

Geisinger

Clarence L.

 

4/18/1915

12/30/1999

Clarence L. Geisinger; 84; 9 W. Hunter St., Lyon Station; died Thursday, Dec. 30, at home; husband of Anna M. (Oswald) Geisinger; married 66 years in September; maintenance man, borough of Kutztown, 15 years, retiring 1980; previously, mason, carpenter, Norman Gehert Building Contractor; born Topton; son of the late Oscar and Elizabeth M. (Hilbert) Geisinger; member, Christ (Mertz) Lutheran Church, Fleetwood. Survivors: wife; daughters, Roxie A., wife of Lester C. Hilbert, Topton; Evelyn G., wife of Marlin Beistline, Blandon; Mary Jane Miller, Reading; Loretta J., wife of Kenneth F. Kuzan, Kutztown; Ruth, wife of William Seidel, Reiffton, Berks County; Mrs. Shirley Potzman, Bowers; sons, Merlyn L., Kutztown; Clarence M., Reading; sister, Mary L., wife of Jim Carl, Lyon Station; 21 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; great-great-grandson.

Ludwick Funeral Home, Kutztown.

Morning Call pg. A-12

12/31/1999

Allentown, PA

 

Geisinger

Clarence M

 

10/28/1942

12/15/2006

Clarence M. Geisinger; 64; Reading; died Dec. 15, 2006, at home; born Lyons; son of Anna (Oswald) Geisinger, Lutheran Home, Topton, & the late Clarence L. Geisinger; last employed, Garden State Tanning Company, Fleetwood, until retiring; Army veteran, Vietnam War. Survivors: mother; sons, Todd L. Geisinger, Reading; Darryl LaFever, Fleetwood; brother, Merlyn L., Kutztown; sisters, Roxie A., wife of Lester Hilbert, Topton; Mary Jane Miller, Villa St. Elizabeth, Wyomissing; Shirley, widow of Albert Potzman, Loretta J., wife of Kenneth Kuzan, both Kutztown; Ruth S., wife of William Seidel, Reiffton; predeceased by sister, Evelyn G. Beistline. Buried, Hope Cemetery, Dryville.

Milkins Funeral Home Inc., Temple.

Reading Eagle

12/17/2006

Reading Pa.

 

Geisinger

Evelyn G

Beistline

3/28/1935

11/3/2005

Evelyn G. Moser; 70; Deysher Road, Fleetwood; died Thursday, November 3, 2005, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Twp.; wife of Marlin J. Beistline; married April 26, 2002; born Maxatawny Twp.; daughter of Anna Mae (Oswald) Geisinger, Lutheran Home, Topton, & the late Clarence Geisinger; homemaker; member, Christ (Mertz) Lutheran Church, Fleetwood. Survivors: husband; mother; sons, Steven L. Moser, Macungie; Charles R. Moser, Reading; brothers, Clarence M. Geisinger, Reading; Merlyn L. Geisinger, Kutztown; sisters, Roxie A. Hilbert, Topton; Loretta J. Kuzan, Kutztown; Ruth Seidel, Reiffton; Shirley Potzman, Kutztown; Mary Jane Miller, Reading; 3 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; predeceased by daughter, Tina Moser, who died 1963.

Buried, Hope Cemetery, Dryville. Ludwick Funeral Home, Kutztown.

 

 

 

 

Geisinger

Howard A.

 

01/01/1880

01/01/1880

Howard A. Geisinger; 58; Oreville, Mertztown R. d.; died suddenly yesterday at home; antiques dealer; born Longswamp township, Berks county; son of the late William and Maria (Frey) Geisinger. Survivors: wife, Jennie (Ruppert) Geisinger; children, Mrs. Mahlon E. Fritch, Topton; Mrs. Paul E. Hertzog, Mertztown R. D.; Howard N. Geisinger, Kutztown; 10 grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Oscar Geisinger, Kutztown; William Geisinger, Kutztown R. D.; Mrs. Peter Boyer, Fleetwood; Mrs. Benjamin Reitnauer, Emmaus; Mrs. Howard High, Reading. Buried, New Jerusalem church cemetery.^

Morning Call, page 5

11/28/1938

Allentown, PA

 

Geisinger

Mabel Mae

Fritch

4/29/1902

4/2/1971

Mrs. Mabel Mae Fritch; 68; Mertztown R. 1; died Friday at home; wife of Mahlon E. Fritch; born Rockland Township; daughter of the late Howard & Jennie (Ruppert) Geisinger; member, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Mertztown; past officer, daughter of American Post, Alburtis; past officer, Kutztown Grange. Survivors: husband; sons, Edward M., Chattanooga, Tenn.; Nevin Earl, Emmaus; daughter, Arlene M., wife of Harley Reppert, Mertztown R. 1; brother, Howard N., Kutztown; 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.

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

Morning Call pg. 8

4/3/1971

Allentown, PA

 

Geist

Amos S.

 

03/20/1890

4/13/1971

Amos S. Geist; 81; Alburtis R. 1; died Tuesday night at home, Alburtis R. 1; husband of Edna M. (Landis) Geist; employed by Union Foundry, Boyertown, retiring several years ago; born Maxatawny Township; son of the late Amos S. & Emma (Dietrich) Geist; member, Lutheran congregation, Huff's Union Church. Survivors: widow; sons, Edgar S., at home; Homer H., Alburtis R. 1; daughters, Mrs. Esther Egert, Sellersville R. 2; Leah, wife of Stanley Yurick, East Greenville; Naomi, wife of Llewellyn Faust, Alburtis R. 1; Myrle, wife of Jacob I. Heil, Macungie; brother Solon, Topton; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren.

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

Morning Call pg. 34

4/14/971

Allentown PA.

Grimville Cemetery, Berks co, PA

Geist

Amos S.

 

06/20/1852

1/16/1923

Amos Geist, of near Bowers, passed away suddenly from a stroke of apoplexy, aged 70 years.

Funeral services will be held at the house, beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 21, and continued in Trinity Lutheran church, Bowers, where in the adjoining Union cemetery, interment will be made. [Shamrock news, The Allentown Morning Call, Allentown, PA, Friday, January 19, 1923, page 3] The remains of Amos Geist were laid at rest in Trinity cemetery, Bowers. He was a son of Samuel Geist and wife, Mary, (nee Fox) and was born in Longswamp, June 20, 1852. Baptized October 4, 1952 (1852?), by Rev. Sassaman J. Herman, the parents having been sponsors. Confirmed April 23, 1887, married to Miss Fegely, August 28, 1880, by Rev. B. E. Kramlich. He was over 70 years of age and is survived by his wife, two sons and one daughter. He was a member of the Grimsville Lutheran congregation, whence he recently moved to near Bowers. Rev. J. O. Schlenker, his pastor, preached a German sermon, assisted by Rev. W. F. Bond. The pallbearers were Charles Bennicoff, Wallace Christman, Arthur Fichter, Nolan Hoffman, Francis Danner and Herbert Adams, all members of the Order of Independent Americans of Weisenburg, of which the deceased was also a member.

Morning Call pg. 3

1/19/1923,

Allentown PA.

 

Geist

Claude F.

 

3/8/1905

11/13/1953

Claude Geist; 47; 1513 N. 19th St., Allentown; died yesterday en route to Sacred Heart Hospital after he collapsed at work; husband of Ruth E. Bieber Geist; born Emmaus; son of Mrs. Annie Fegley Hoffman, Allentown, & the late William Geist; member, Jordan Lutheran Church, Woodlawn Fire Co., Liederkranz of Allentown. Survivors: mother; wife; daughters Jeanette, wife of Bertram Lewis, Allentown; Gloria, wife of William Kahler, at home; 3 grandchildren; sisters, Mabel, wife of Nathan Fronheiser, Allentown; Catherine, wife of Henry Shearer, Catasauqua; brothers, Edwin, Emmaus; David, Breinigsville; Paul, Allentown; Fred, Allentown; Robert, Alburtis R. 1.

Morning Call pg. 6

11/14/1953,

Allentown, PA

 

Geist

David Benneville

 

11/13/1897

11/11/1972

David B. Geist; 74; Breinigsville R. 1; dead on arrival Saturday, Easton Hospital; husband of Edna M. (Stephens) Geist; born Allentown; son of the late William & Annie (Fegely) Geist; farmer; member, Jordan United Church of Christ, Walberts. Survivors: widow; sons, Clarence, Germansville R. 1; David W. New Tripoli R. 2; daughters, Mrs. Grace Dries, Emmaus R. 1; Mary, wife of Charles Hausman, Macungie; Beulah, wife of Edwin Gehringer, Allentown; brother, Robert, Alburtis R. 1; sisters, Mrs. Mabel Fronheiser, Allentown; Mrs. Katie Scherer, Catasauqua; 8 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.

Schmoyer Funeral Home, Breinigsville.,

Morning Call, page 14

11/13/1972

Allentown, PA

Grandview Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh co, PA

Geist

Edwin Jerome

 

04/07/1895

4/15/1972

Edwin J. Geist; 77; 184 Seem St., Emmaus; died Saturday at home; husband of Bessie (Zellner) Geist; born Mertztown; son of the late William P. & Annie (Fegley) Geist; employed Central tool Shop, Bethlehem Steel Corp., retiring 1957; Army veteran, World War I; member, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Mertztown. Survivors: widow; son Robert, Emmaus; sisters, Mrs. Mabel Fronheiser, Allentown; Mrs. Katie Sherer, Catasauqua; brothers, David, Breinigsville R. 1; Robert, Spring Creek, Warren County; 3 grandchildren.

Reinsmith Funeral Home, 225 Elm St., Emmaus.

Call-Chronicle pg.D-9

4/16/1972

Allentown, PA

 

Geist

Emaline E.

Gressley

09/12/1859

6/30/1944

Mrs. Emma L. Gressley; 84; formerly Longswamp township; died yesterday at home of daughter, Mrs. Katie N. Guldin, 119 S. Home St., Topton; widow of Jonathan Gressley; daughter of the late John & Catherine Romig Geist; member, New Jerusalem church. Survivors: daughters, Mrs. Guldin; Mrs. Charles Bortz, Fleetwood; Mrs. Emmaline Angstadt, Mertztown R. 1; sister, Mrs. Hettie Zwoyer, Mertztown R. 1; 14 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren.

Buried, New Jerusalem church cemetery.

Morning Call pg.8

7/1/1944

Allentown PA.

New Jerusalem Cemetery, New Jerusalem, PA

Geist

Fred Howard

 

1/10/1901

1/22/1963

Fred H. Geist, Sr.; 62; 1147 Lawrence St., Allentown; died yesterday at home; husband of Edith F. (Law) Geist; employed by Mack Trucks, Inc., 41 years. Survivors: widow; sons, Earl F., Allentown; Leroy G., Allentown; Norman J., Allentown; Fred H. Jr., Allentown; William T., Allentown; Dale J., Allentown; daughters, Arlene M., wife of Ernest Lohrman, Allentown; Adele E., wife of Thomas Meyers, Allentown; Carol A., wife of John Siwy Jr., Allentown; brothers, Edwin, Emmaus; David, Breinigsville; Robert, Alburtis; sisters, Mrs. Mable Fronheiser, Allentown; Catherine, wife of Henry Scherer, Catasauqua; 12 grandchildren; great-grandchild; preceded in death by first wife, Mamie (Bartholomew) Geist.

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

Morning Call pg. 12

1/23/1963

Allentown, PA

 

Geist

George R.

 

1917

3/1/1965

George R. Geist, 48, husband of the former Arlene M. Eck, died Monday in his Mertztown R. D. home. Born in Rockland Township, Berks County, he was a son of the late John W. and Sadie (Frederick) Geist. Geist worked at the Caloric Corp., Topton, and was a veteran of World War II. He was a member of Bowers Lutheran Church. Surviving with his widow are a son Russell of Mertztown R. D.; four sisters, Helen, wife of Paul Mertz of Mertztown R. D., Elda, wife of Paul Geiger of Macungie R. D., Iva, wife of George Greiss of Topton, and Verna, wife of Henry Esterly of Bowers; two brothers, William of Topton, and Earl of Bowers, and two grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Earl A. Trexler Funeral Home, 25 E. Weiss St., Topton. Viewing will be 7-8:30 p.m. Friday.

Morning Call, page 9

3/3/1965

Allentown, PA

 

Geist

Herbert Alfred

 

7/21/1906

5/28/1972

Herbert A. Geist; 65; Indian Hill, Lehighton R. 4; died Sunday, Gnaden Huetten Hospital, Lehighton; retired molder, General Machine & Foundry Co., Emmaus; born Longswamp Township, Berks County; son of the late Jonas and Clara (Jacobs) Geist; first wife, former Marguerite Barto, died 1962. Survivors: widow, former Viola M. Snyder; sons, Paul C., Herbert A., Jr., both Topton; stepdaughters, Betty Arner, Nevada; Doris, wife of Charles Souders, Lehighton R. 3; Rachael, wife of Herman Steigerwalt, Tamaqua R. 3; stepsons, Donald, Ernest Arner, both Dingmans Ferry; Willard Arner, Coaldale; sisters, Mrs. Verna Schmoyer, Macungie; Mrs. Alice Hoppes, Helen, wife of Warren Oswald, both Mertztown R. 1; Edna, wife of Conrad Mory, Allentown; brothers, Elwood, George, both Topton; Earl, Coopersburg; Carl, Allentown; 17 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren.

R. M. Miller Funeral Home, 137 Fairview St., Union Hill.^

Morning Call pg. 10

5/30/1972

 Allentown, P

 

Geist

Herbert Jonas

 

9/16/1929

7/15/1990

Herbert J. Geist; 60; 63 Washington St., Topton; died Sunday, Lehigh Valley Hospital Center; husband of Goldie C. (Heiter) Geist; line operator, Kraft Inc., Fogelsville, past 16 years; born Topton; son of the late Herbert A. and Marguerite E. (Barto) Geist; member, Trinity Lutheran Church, Topton; secretary-treasurer, Sunday school, many years. Survivors: wife; daughter Gail, at home; brother Paul, Topton.

George F. Schofer Funeral Home, Topton.

Morning Call pg. B-6

7/16/1990

Allentown, PA

 

Geist

Homer H.

 

3/8/1916

2/21/1998

Homer H. Geist, 81; 879 Huffs Church Road, Alburtis; died Saturday, Feb. 21, at home; husband of the late Clara M. (Shoemaker) Geist; molder, Unicast Co., Boyertown, 44 years, retiring 1981; born Virginville; son of the late Amos S. & Jennie (Dietrich) Geist; member, Lutheran congregation, Huffs Union Church, Alburtis; Army veteran, World War II. Survivors: son, Gerald A., with whom he lived; daughter, Patricia A., Mertztown; sister, Mrs. Esther M. Egert, Sellersville; half sister, Myrle, wife of Jacob Heil, Macungie; 7 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; son, LeRoy F., died 1996.

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

Call-Chronicle pg. -10

2/22/1998

Allentown, PA

 

Geist

John William

 

01/09/1881

12/20/1957

John W. Geist; 76; Rockland Township; died Friday night, Allentown Hospital; had lived with son-in-law & daughter, Mrs. & Mrs. George Grise, 219 Penn St., Topton; born Jan. 9, 1881, Rockland Township; son of the late William & Rebecca (DeLong) Geist; retired from farming 8 years ago; member, Trinity Lutheran Church, Bowers; preceded in death by wife, the former Sadie Frederick; son, John; daughter Arlene. Survivors: daughters, Helen, wife of Paul Mertz, Mertztown RD; Elda, wife of Paul Geiger, Macungie R. 1; Verna, wife of Henry Esterly, Bowers; Iva, wife of George Grise, with whom he lived; sons, William, Topton; George, Mertztown RD; Earl, Bowers; 23 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren.

Schofer Funeral Home, Topton.

Call-Chronicle pg. 42

12/22/1957

Allentown, PA

 

Geist

Katie A

Scherer

9/17/1902

11/29/1987

Mrs. Katie A. Scherer; 85; 434 Race St., Catasauqua; died Sunday, Allentown Hospital; widow of Henry M. Scherer; born Mertztown; daughter of the late William and Annie (Fegley) Geist. Survivors: sons, Albert H., Whitehall Township; Edward P., Allentown; daughter, Margaret F., wife of Andrew Dulik, Bath, Maine; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; son, William H., died 1980.

Clinton R. Diefenderfer Funeral Home, 1064 Fifth St., North Catasauqua.^

Morning Call pg. B-7

11/30/1987

Allentown, PA

 

Geist

Keith Adam

 

10/24/1954

6/13/1956

Keith Adam Geist; 18 months; 63 E. Washington St., Topton; died yesterday at home; born Allentown, Oct. 24, 1954; son of Herbert J. & Goldie (Heiter) Geist, Jr.; member, Cradle Roll, Longswamp Union Church. Survivors: parents; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Evelyn Croddy, Topton; paternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Herbert A. Geist.

DeLong & Trexler Funeral Home, Topton.

Morning Call pg. 5

6/14/1956

Allentown, PA

 

Geist

Leon Raymond

 

1/9/1938

5/20/1977

Leon R. Geist; 39; Mertztown R. 1; died Friday at home; husband of Jane A. (Oswald) Geist; foundry worker, Samuel Klein Corp., Alburtis; born Alburtis; son of Mrs. Annie M. (Shaner) Geist, Mertztown R. 1, & the late Raymond L. Geist. Survivors: widow; mother; sons, Evan S., at home; David C., at home; daughter, Rachel L., at home; sisters, Joanne, wife of Richard DeLong, East Texas; Barbara, wife of Barry Brown, Alburtis; Veronica, wife of Charles Haberstumpf, Emmaus; brother William, Breinigsville R. 1.

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

Morning Call pg. 16

5/21/1977

Allentown, PA

 

Geist

LeRoy F.

 

7/14/1941

6/28/1996

LeRoy F. Geist; 54; 624 N. West St., Allentown; died Friday, June 28, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre; assembler, Caloric Corp., Topton, 29 years until retiring; born Upper Macungie Township; son of Homer H. & the late Clara M. (Shoemaker) Geist; member, Lutheran congregation, Huffs Union Church, Alburtis; Army veteran, Vietnam War. Survivors: sons, Gregory, Allentown; Donald, Allentown; sister, Patricia A., Mertztown; brother, Gerald A., Alburtis; grandson; predeceased by sons, Jeffrey, Christopher. Ludwick Funeral Home, 25 E. Weis St., Topton.

Morning Call pg. B-26

6/29/1996,

Allentown, PA

 

Geist

Mabel M

Fronheiser

11/22/1896

9/18/1976

Mrs. Mabel M. Fronheiser; 79; 532 Greenleaf St., Allentown; died Saturday, Allentown Hospital; husband Nathan died in 1954; born Berks County; daughter of the late William P. and Annie K. (Fegley) Geist; member, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Trexlertown. Survivors: sister, Mrs. Katie Scherer, Catasauqua; brother, Robert A., Alburtis R. 1.

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

Call-Chronicle pg D-6

9/19/1976

Allentown, PA

St. Paul's church cemetery, Trexlertown

Geist

Paul Calvin

 

9/13/1928

7/4/2001

Paul C. Geist; 72; 315 E. Weis St., Topton; died Wednesday July 4, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township; husband of Betty (Solt) Geist; married 54 years in February; employed, Emmaus Foundry, over 30 years, retiring as foreman 1990; also custodian, Brandywine Heights Area School District, over 10 years, retiring 1990; born Topton; son of the late Herbert and Marguerite (Barto) Geist; member, Trinity Lutheran Church, Topton; ambulance driver, Topton Ambulance, over 20 years until early 1980s; recipient, Outstanding Citizen Award, Topton Jaycees. Survivors: Wife; sons, Larry P., Fleetwood; Dale R., Mertztown; daughter, Beverly A. Riegel, Kempton; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

Ludwick Funeral Home, Topton.^

Morning Call pg. B-10

7/5/2001

Allentown, PA

 

Geist

Paul E.

 

10/6/1941

2/3/1947

Paul E. Geist; 5; Maple Grove, Alburtis R. 1; son of Raymond L. and Annie M. (Schaner) Geist; died Monday, Allentown hospital; born Longswamp, Berks county; twin sister died when 7 weeks old. Survivors: parents; brother, Leon R.; sister, Joan A.; maternal grandfather, Harvey Schaner, Allentown R. 3; maternal great-grandmothers, Mrs. Lizzie Schaner, Trexlertown; Mrs. Hattie Swavely, Boyertown.

Schmoyer funeral home, Breinigsville. Buried, Hill church cemetery.^

Morning Call pg. 21

2/5/1947,

Allentown, PA,

 

Geist

Paul William

 

11/20/1899

9/19/1960

Paul William Geist; 60; 455 Gordon St., Allentown; died yesterday, Sacred Heart Hospital; bus assembly line, Mack Trucks Inc., 30 years; born Allentown; son of the late William & Annie K. (Fegely) Geist; Navy veteran; member, Lutheran wing, St. Paul's Church, Mertztown. Survivors: widow, Mary E. (Glose) Geist; son, Paul E., Allentown; Nancy L., at home; stepchildren, Pauline, wife of Earl Geist, Allentown; George Ressler, Center Valley; 10 grandchildren; brothers, David, Breinigsville R.D.; Edwin, Emmaus; Robert, Spring Creek; Fred, Allentown; sisters, Mrs. Mabel Fronheiser, Allentown; Katie, wife of Henry Scherer, Catasauqua.

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

Morning Call pg. 27

9/20/1960,

Allentown, PA

 

Geist

Raymond L

 

4/21/1916

12/18/1960

Raymond L. Geist; 44; 114 School St., Alburtis; dead on arrival yesterday, Allentown Hospital; welder, Caloric Appliance Corp., Topton, 18 years; born Longswamp Township, Berks County; son of the late Jonas A. & Clara A. (Jacobs) Geist. Survivors: widow, Annie M. (Schaner) Geist; sons, Leon R., Mertztown; William H., at home; daughters, Joane A., at home; Barbara J., at home; Veronica L., home; brothers, Elwood, Hancock; Harry, Mertztown R. 1; Herbert, Topton; Earl, Topton; George, Kutztown R. 3; Carl, Allentown; sisters, Mrs. Warren Oswald, Mertztown R. 1; Mrs. George Schmoyer, Macungie R. 1; Mrs. Howard Hoppes, Mertztown; Mrs. Conrad Mohry, Allentown; grandson.

Schmoyer Funeral Home, Breinigsville.

Morning Call pg. 13

12/19/1960

Allentown, PA

 

Geist

Robert Alvin

 

11/6/1903

12/13/1983

Robert A. Geist; 80; Alburtis R. 2; died Tuesday, Lehigh Valley Hospital Center; husband of Elsie M. (Stauffer) Geist; married 54 years last June; machinist, Caloric Corp., Topton, 15 years, retiring 1968; born Mertztown; son of the late William & Annie (Fegley) Geist; member, former councilman, Zion Lehigh Lutheran Church, Alburtis. Survivors: widow; sons, Donald R., Alburtis R. 2; Clifford A., West Palm Beach, Fla.; daughter, Dolores E., wife of Robert Crossley, Emmaus R. 1; sister, Mrs. Kate Scherer, Catasauqua; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.

Trexler Funeral Home, 1625 Highland St., Allentown.

Morning Call pg B-10

12/14/1983

Allentown PA.

Jordan Lutheran cemetery, Orefield

Geist

Sallie K.

Fegely

05/06/1886

1/9/1919

Sallie K. Fegley; near East Texas; died yesterday; aged 32 years, 8 months, 3 days; wife of Israel Fegley; member, Reformed congregation, Mertztown church. Survivors: husband; sons, Edwin, George, Clarence, all at home; brothers, Matthias, Jonas, Robert Geist, Mertztown; Samuel Geist, Seisholtzville; sisters, Mrs. John Moyer, Mertztown; Mrs. Alvin Day, Fredericksburg; Mrs. Victor Weller, Alburtis R. 1.

Buried, Mertztown church.^

Morning Call, page 14

1/10/1919

Allentown, PA

 

Geist

Solon A.

 

06/20/1891

2/18/1972

Solon Geist; 80; 20 W. Smith St., Topton; died Friday at home; employed, enamel department, Caloric Corp., Topton; born Maxatawny Township; son of the late Amos S. and Emma (Dietrich) Geist. Survivors: daughters, Mrs. Melrose Smith, Allentown; Mildred, wife of Franklin Schlener, Kutztown; Verna, wife of Clarence Zuber, Rachael, wife of Harold Fegely, both Fleetwood; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren.

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

Morning Call pg. 20

2/19/1972

Allentown, PA

 

Geist

William P

 

04/12/1871

3/9/1926

Suffering for the past week from a heart affection, William P. Geist died Tuesday night at 9 o'clock at his home, 455 Gordon street, aged 53 years, 10 months and 27 days. Mr. Geist was a son of the late Reuben Geist and his wife Sarah, nee Bear, Geist, and was born in Topton. He conducted a barber shop at Fifteenth and Liberty streets for the past several years. He is survived by his widow, Annie, nee Fegley, and the following children: Edwin J., of Siegfried; Mrs. Nathan Fronheiser, of Allentown; David B., Paul W., and Fred H., Allentown R. 3; Mrs. Henry Scheirer, Coplay R. 1, and Robert and Claude, at home. Eight grandchildren also survive. He was a member of the Mertztown church, Reformed wing.

Morning Call pg. 7

3/10/1926

Allentown, PA

 

Genther

John Herbert

 

1895

8/15/1972

John H. Genther, 76, of 1907 Ferry Street, Wilson, died yesterday shortly after he was admitted to Easton Hospital. Born in Easton, he was a son of the late Charles & Ida Huff Genther. He was a retired guard at the Bethlehem Steel Co, In the 1920's he was an automobile salesman in Easton. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Easton. His wife, the former Evelyn A. Kist, died in 1965. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Richard Prendergast, Newton, New Jersey; 3 sisters, Mrs. Herbert Eichlin, Easton, Mrs. Walter Doffert, Tatamy, and Mrs. Frank Smith, Broomall; & a grandson.

Services will be held at 11a.m.Saturday at the Fisher Funeral Home, Wilson. Interment will be in Easton Heights Cemetery.

Easton Express, page 18

8/16/1972

Easton, PA

Easton Heights Cemetery, Easton, PA

Gentilcore

Josephine R.

Leibenguth

1923

6/10/1989

Mrs. Josephine R. Leibenguth, 66, of Allentown, died Saturday in Lehigh Valley Hospital Center. She was the wife of Sterling K. Leibenguth. They observed their 47th wedding anniversary in August. She was a salesperson at Hess's, Allentown, for nine years until retiring in 1968. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Immaculata (DeBloseo) Gentilcore of Wilmington, Del., and the late Cosimo Gentilcore. She was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Allentown. Survivors: Husband and mother; son, Sterling J. of Seattle, Wash.; daughter, Patricia, wife of Frank T. Friedman of Allentown; sister, Margaret, wife of William Wagner of Newark, Del., and four grandchildren.

Memorial service: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the church. No calling hours. Arrangements, Stephens Funeral Home, 1335-37 Linden St., Allentown.

Morning Call

6/11/1989

Allentown, PA

 

George

Allen Franklin

 

11/21/1859

1/31/1953

Allen F. George, 93, a former resident of Allentown, died Saturday in St. Luke's Hospital. He had been ill for the past three weeks. He resided at 333 Calvert St.., Fullerton. Born in Moore Township, Northampton County, he was the son of the late John and Christina George. He was a carpenter by trade. He moved to Fullerton 30 years ago when he retired. He was a member of Seibert EC Church. Surviving are two sons, Charles O., Allentown, and John I., Bethlehem; two daughters, Louella, wife of John Mitchel, Kearny, NJ, and Olive, wife of Warren Peters, Catasauqua; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Mary Werner, Bethlehem, and a niece. Allen and his wife, Emma, are buried in Salem Cemetery at Zion Wesleyan Church at Point Phillips.

Sunday Call Chronicle, pg. 11

2/1/1953

Allentown, PA

Salem Cemetery, Point Phillips, Northampton Co., PA

George

Charles O.

 

07/27/1890

12/18/1981

CHARLES O. GEORGE Charles O George, 91, of 1827 Walnut St., Allentown, died Friday in Mary Ellen Nursing Home, Hellertown. He was the husband of Mellie (Love) Amey George and the late Carrie (Ruch) George. He was a painter for most of his life before retiring. Born in Point Phillips, Northampton County, he was a son of the late Allen F. and Emma (Miller) George. He was a member of Dubbs Memorial United Church of Christ, Allentown. He was an Army veteran of World War I. Surviving with his widow are three stepsons, Harry Amey, Herschel Amey and Earl Amey, all of Allentown, two sisters, Mrs. Lovella Mitchel of Baltimore, MD., and Olive, wife of Warren Peters of Whitehall Township; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the J. S. Burkholder Funeral Home, 16th and Hamilton streets, Allentown. Calling hours will be 7-8:30 p.m. Monday.

 

12/18/1981

 

 

George

John

 

09/16/1832

3/19/1926

RETIRED FARMER DIES AT HOME OF HIS SON John George, aged 93 years, a retired Moore township farmer, died yesterday afternoon at 5:30 at the home of his son, Allen George, of Allentown, with whom he had lived for the past year and a half. Up until a year ago Mr. George enjoyed good health, and was possessed of all his faculties, with the exception that he was slightly deaf but about five weeks ago gangrene started in one of his legs and he had been confined to bed since that time. Mr. George was born in Moore township, a son of Henry and Hannah Dewalt George and spent his entire life in that section, being engaged as a farmer. Until 18 years ago he worked on the old George homestead farm of 73 acres at Bender's Junction, which he had purchased. Before going to live at Allentown, he resided at Nazareth with his daughter, Mrs. Mary Werner. His wife preceded him in death by 23 years. The two children mentioned are the only immediate survivors with the exception of eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren

Easton Express, pg. 5

3/20/1926

Easton, PA

Salem Cemetery, Point Phillips, PA

George

Mabel C.

Warren

1888

3/1/1940

MRS. MABEL WARREN Native of Moore Township, Northampton County, Was 52 Mrs. Mabel Warren died yesterday afternoon at the age of 52 years. Born in Moore township, Northampton county, she was the daughter of Allen and Emma George. Survivors include her husband, Ryan; her parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Allen George; three sons, Curtis, Kenneth, both of Danielsville R. 2, and Matthew; a daughter, Winifred; three brothers, John George, Bethlehem; Charles George, Allentown; Stanley George, Fullerton; two sisters, Louella, wife of John Mitchell, Kearny, N.J.; Olive, wife of Warren Peter, Allentown.

Services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Ernest B. Zimmerman funeral home, 1124 Walnut St., Allentown, with interment in the Point Phillips cemetery.

Moravian Historical Society

3/2/1940

Nazareth, Northampton, PA

Salem Cemetery, Point Phillips, Northampton Co., P

George

Mary Sevilla

Werner

08/28/1862

11/3/1955

MRS. MARY S. WERNER Mrs. Mary S. Werner, widow of Nathaniel Werner, 729 16th Ave., Bethlehem, died Thursday night in Haff Hospital, Northampton. She was born in Moore Township, Aug. 28, 1862, a daughter of the late John and Christina George. She was a member of Emmanuel Evangelical Congregational Church, Bethlehem. Surviving is one son, John C., Bath R. 1, and a daughter, Mrs. Fred D. Smock, with whom she lived for the last 30 years; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, also several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Steyers Funeral Home, 500 Linden St., Bethlehem.

Morning Call, pg. 12

11/5/1955

Allentown, PA

Nisky Hill Cemetery, Bethlehem, Northampton Co., PA

Gerber

Ida Louise

Brobst

08/07/1871

3/8/1924

Ida G, wife of William C Brobst, died Saturday at the Haff Hospital of diabetes. She was in her 53rd. year. Besides her husband she is survived by eight children, Mrs. O H Levinson, Allentown, Mrs. Ira Snyder, Bath, Herbert, Georgetown, Charles, Bath, Clarence, Ithica NY, Alfred and Nathan at home, and Mrs. Russell Morris, Nazereth. Three brothers, Milton Garber, Tamaqua, Henry, Quakertown, and August, Hazelton, also survive.

The funeral will be held from her late home at Bath on Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Interment will be in Greenmount Cemetery.

Easton Express pg. 5

3/10/1924

Easton PA.

Greenmount Cemetery, Bath, PA

Gerhard

Edgar Harry

 

5/5/1914

2/6/1989

Edgar H. Gerhard, 74, of 1901 Linden St., Allentown, died Monday in Allentown Osteopathic Medical Center. He was the husband of Ethel B. (Buchert) Gerhard. They observed their 18th wedding anniversary in June. Gerhard was a security guard for Pinkerton Inc. for the past five years. He previously was a teamster driver for Consolidated Freightways Inc., Allentown, for 25years before retiring in 1974.Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Harry E. and Estelle R. Gerhard. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors: Wife; son, Keith R. of Palmerton; daughters, Regina M., wife of Ernest Ebert of Reeders, and Dorothy R., wife of Eugene Morgan of Larksville, Luzerne County; sister, Mrs. Dorothy Ostroff of Port Chester, New York; stepsons, Kenneth Kunkel of Allentown, David Kunkel of Clearwater, Fla., Henry Kunkel of Branchville, N.J., and Earl Kunkel Jr. of Easton; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and eight step-grandchildren.

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

Morning Call

2/8/1989

 

Grandview Cemetery, Allentown, PA

Gerhart

Jennie Susanna

Stoudt

06/11/1879

3/20/1965

Mrs. Jennie S. Stoudt; 85; lived Topton area 50 years; died yesterday, Reading's Keiser Convalescent Home; born Longswamp Township; daughter of the late John and Sarah (Romig) Gerhard; member, Christ (DeLong's) United Church of Christ, Bowers; member, Topton Fire Co. ladies auxiliary; predeceased by husband, Frank J.. Survivors: sons, John J., Oliver B., Paul F., all Topton; daughters, Sallie E., wife of John Kemp, Macungie R. 1.; Edna C., wife of Irvin Reimert, Emmaus; 18 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; son, Lewis, preceded her in death.

Schofer Funeral Home, 107 N. Main St., Topton.

Call-Chronicle pg. B 6

3/21/1965

 Allentown, PA

 

Gerhart

John Henry

 

04/01/1868

08/30/1879

Gerhart - Near Trexler's store, in Longswamp, on August 30th, Henry, son of John Gerhart, in the 12th year of his age. [obituary, Berks and Schuylkill Journal, Reading, PA, Saturday, September 20, 1879] Died. On the 30th of Aug., in Longswamp, John H., son of John and Sarah Gerhard, aged 11 years, 4 months and 29 days.

Allentown Democrat pg. 3

10/15/1879

 Allentown, PA,

Longswamp Union Church, Mertztown, PA

Gerhart

Sarah Mathena

Bieber

05/19/1864

4/24/1951

Mrs. S. Mentana Beiber; 86; 4 Main St., Topton; died Monday, Allentown hospital; born Upper Macungie township, Lehigh county; daughter of the late John & Sarah Romig Gerhard; husband, Benjamin Bieber, operated general store, Topton, 50 years; he died October 1947; one of oldest members, Trinity Lutheran church, Topton. Survivors: son Lloyd, Topton; granddaughter, Eleanor, Topton; sisters, Mrs. Lewis Hensinger, Allentown; Mrs. Jennie Stoudt, Topton; Mrs. Annie Haas, Maxatawney; Mrs. Rosa Reinhard, Hamburg; Mrs. Nora Fenstermacher, Kutztown.

Morning Call

4/24/1951

Allentown, PA

 

Gersert

Florence

Heckert

07/04/1890

2/13/1983

Mrs. Florence C. Heckart, 92, of 553 Dover Pl., died Sunday in St. Charles Hospital. Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Lillian Shinew, and sister, Mrs. Adeline Smith.

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Lake Township Cemetery. The body is in the Clegg Mortuary. The family requests that any tributes be in the form of contributions to the Luther Home of Mercy, Williston

 

 

 

Lake Township Cemetery

Gery

Emmaline E.

Moll

08/23/1847

2/6/1911

Emmaline E., wife of William B. Moll, of Siesholtzville, died on Monday evening at the age of 63 years, 5 months, and 13 days. She was a daughter of Charles N. Gery, of Siesholtzville, who survives, besides her husband and these children: Katie, wife of James W. Butz, of Palm; Sallie, at home, and William, of Norristown. These brothers also survive: Erwin C., and Allen G., of Siesholtzville, and Dr. A. M. Gery, of Coopersburg.

The funeral will be held this forenoon at 9:30 o'clock, from her late home with further services at Huffs church. Interment will be made on the Huffs church cemetery. Rev. J. N. Blatt, of Shimersville, will officiate. Undertaker W. H. Dimmig, of East Greenville, has charge of the arrangements.

Town & Country pg.6

2/11/1911

 

Rauch-Hertzog Cemetery, Huff's Church, Hereford Township, Berks Co., PA

Getz

Nina H.

Hay

11/25/1923

3/20/1993

NINA H. HAY; OWNED MONROE COUNTRY STORE Nina H. Hay, 69, of Stroudsburg, died Saturday in Pleasant Valley Manor, Hamilton Township. She was the wife of the late Wilbur H. Hay. She worked in the coffee shop at the Pocono Medical Center for several years. For 23 years before that, she owned and operated Hay's Country Store, Stroudsburg. Born in Stroudsburg, she was a daughter of the late Charles Sr. and Emma (Osborne) Getz. She was a member of St. John's Evangelical Church, Bartonsville. Survivors: Sons, Wilbur J. Jr. of Stroudsburg and Robert C. of Mount Pocono; daughters, Marion H. Rinker of Stroudsburg R.3, and Sherry Stout of Mifflinville, Columbia County; brothers, Charles Jr. and Donald, both of Stroudsburg; sisters, Verna Thomas, Lois Knope, and Judy Houck, all of Stroudsburg; six grandchildren and two great- grandchildren.

Services: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Lanterman and Allen Funeral Home, 27 Washington St., East Stroudsburg. Call 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Morning Call pg. B-5

3/22/1993

Allentown Pa.

 

Giering

Isaac Thomas

 

11/11/1853

08/09/1895

Isaac Giering, a well-known resident of Emaus, died Friday night after a lingering illness, from consumption, aged 42 years. He is survived by three children, his wife, having died a number of years ago. He was a painter by trade, but for several years was bookkeeper in a Wilkes-Barre establishment. He was a son of late Sylvester Giering, who was Postmaster at Emaus for many years.

 

08/12/1895

 

Emmaus Moravian Cemetery, Emmaus, PA

Gilbert

Irene Catherine

Hunsinger

6/6/1903

5/21/1978

Mrs. Irene Catherine Hunsinger, 378 Church St. Pardeesville, died Sunday at St Joseph's Hospital where she had been a patient for one week. Born in Ringtown, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Claire Brobst Gilbert. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert. Surviving are sons Ralph, Baltimore Md, Carl, Hollywood, nine grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, brother George, Baltimore MD, sisters Mrs. Ethel Evans and Mrs. Emily Merlin, Pardeesville, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1 pm Wed from the Frank J Bonin Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mt Zion Cemetery Zion Grove.

Hazleton Standard Speaker

5/22/1978

 

Mt Zion Cemetery, Zion Grove, PA

Glose

Mary E.

Geist

10/4/1905

5/28/1970

Mrs. Mary E. Geist; 64; 455 Gordon St., Allentown; died yesterday, Allentown Hospital; widow of Paul W. Geist; born Allentown; daughter of the late Abraham & Anna (Meredith) Glose; member, Dubbs Memorial United Church of Christ, Allentown. Survivors: sons, George Ressler, Allentown; Paul Geist, Jr., Allentown; daughters, Pauline, wife of Earl Geist, Allentown; Nancy, wife of Leroy Childs, Allentown; Betty, wife of Robert Lipovsky, Allentown; brothers, Ray, Allentown; Earl, Allentown; Ira, Bristol; Harvey, Philadelphia; William, Orange Lake, Fla.; sisters, Cora, wife of Lewis Hanky, Slatington; Mrs. Elsie Dieter, Allentown; 11 grandchildren; great-grandchild.

Trexler Funeral Home, 1625 Highland St., Allentown.

Morning Call pg. 20

5/29/1970

Allentown Pa.

Cedar Hill Memorial Park, Allentown, Lehigh co, PA

Glover

Mildred G.

Sandt

6/30/1909

8/19/1990

Mrs. Mildred G. Sandt, 81, of 4503 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem Township, and Sun City West, Ariz., died Sunday in Leader Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Palmer Township. She was the wife of Donald G. Sandt. They were married 53 years last month. A graduate of Taylor Business School, Philadelphia, she was vice president of Sandt Printing Co. Inc., Palmer Township, since 1946. In the 1930s she was a buyer for Orr's of Easton. Born in Stroudsburg, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Jennie (Marsh) Glover. She was a member of Palmer Township Moravian Church. Survivors: Husband; son, Donald G. Jr. of Nazareth; brother Charles of Sun Lakes, Ariz.; sister, Thelma Wren of Forked River, N.J., and a grandson.

Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday in the church. Call 10-11 a.m. Tuesday in the church. Arrangements, Ashton Funeral Home, Easton.

Morning Call pg. B-6

8/20/1990

Allentown PA.

Northampton Memorial Shrine, Palmer Twp., Northampton Co., PA

Godshalk

Ammon C.

 

10/02/1863

2/17/1933

AMMON C. GODSHALK Ammon C. Godshalk, 69, of 22 North Second street, died at 2:45 o'clock yesterday afternoon at Easton Hospital, where he had been a patient since January 24, when he was admitted for surgical treatment. His wife, Mrs. Ida L. Godshalk, who for many years conducted a millinery establishment in Easton, died in September, 1931. Mr. Godshalk was well known throughout this section, having for the past 32 years traveled as a salesman. He is survived by three children; Mrs. Fred Sandt, of 438 Williams street, South Side; Harold L. Godshalk, of Hillcrest, Phillipsburg, and Russell L. Godshalk, of Akron, O.; five grandchildren, and two brothers; Warren L. Godshalk, of Slatington, and Hebron Godshalk, of Pen Argyl. He was a native of Ackermanville and had resided in Easton for the past 35 years. Mr. Godshalk was a member of the First M. E. Church, Dallas Lodge, No. 395, F. & A. M., and Easton Forest, No. 35, Tall Cedars of Lebanon.

Easton Express pg. 3

2/18/1933

Easton PA.

Hays Cemetery, South Easton, Northampton Co., PA

Godshalk

Annie

Clemens

02/17/1806

04/01/1883

CLEMMENS.-April 1st, in Towamencin township, Montgomery county, Pa., Anna, wife of John Clemmens, her maiden name was Godshalk, aged 77 years, 1 month and 15 days.

Services at the house by Christian Allebach, and at the meeting house by Josiah Clemmer.

Herald of Truth- Vol. XX, No. 9 pp 140,141

05/01/1883

 

Towamencin Mennonite Cemetery

Godshalk

Arlene

Van Atta

2/5/1900

4/29/1976

MRS. VAN ATTA, HAD ROLE IN APOLLO PROGRAM Mrs. Arlene Van Atta, 64, of 136 Messinger St., Bangor, who played an important role in the Apollo Space program, died yesterday in Monroe County General Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was hospitalized four weeks. Mrs. Van Atta repaired with "invisible stitching" the 12 gold mesh antennas which enable the astronauts' voices to be heard on earth. She was a specialist for 23 years with the Blue Ridge-Winkler Textile Co., Bangor. The fabric for the spacecraft antennae is manufactured by the Prodesco Co. of Perkasie. When the delicate gold mesh fabric was found prone to damage, the firm began looking throughout the East Coast for a skilled seamstress. Mrs. Van Atta was selected by Prodesco and approved by NASA. When one of the antennas needed to be repaired, she was called to the RCA plant at Moorestown, NJ, where she worked under a magnifying glass and bright light with gold thread costing $1,200 a pound. The yarn she used was so fine it could not be seen unless light were reflected from it. Born in Bangor, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Susan Harps Godshalk. Her husband was the late Albert T. Van Atta. She was a member of the Textile Workers Union of America. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Helen Warrick, with whom she resided.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Miller Funeral Home, Bangor. Interment will be in East Bangor Cemetery.

Easton Express pg. 34

4/30/1970

Easton Pa.

East Bangor Cemetery, Bangor, Northampton Co., PA

Godshalk

Elizabeth Mae

 

03/30/1893

9/7/1987

Elizabeth M. Godshalk, 94, formerly of 37 N. 3rd St., Easton, died Monday in the Easton Home for Aged Women. She was a seamstress for Easton Casket Co. until retiring. Born in Portland, she was a daughter of the late Irwin and Martha (Schoch) Godshalk. She was a member of Grace United Church of Christ, Easton; Easton Area YWCA, and Patriotic Order of America. Surviving are a sister, Frances Cole of Downingtown, Chester County, and a brother Robert of Millersville, Md.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Easton Home for Aged Women. A calling hour will precede the services. The Morello Funeral Home, 201 S. 12th St., Easton, is in charge of arrangements.

Morning Call pg. B-14

9/9/1987

 

Easton Heights Cemetery, Easton, Northampton Co., PA

Godshalk

Elwood Glenwood

 

02/24/1890

7/11/1969

E. G. GODSHALK, 79, RETIRED CLAIM AGENT FOR L & NE RAILROAD Elwood G. "Tub" Godshalk, 79, of 129 Mountain Ave., Pen Argyl, died this morning in St. Luke's Hospital where he was admitted several hours earlier. His wife is the former Sarah Smith. Born in West Pen Argyl, a son of the late Hebron and Lillie Wagner Godshalk, he was a lifetime resident of the Pen Argyl area. Mr. Godshalk was chief claim agent for the former Lehigh & New England Railroad Co. 55 years, retiring in 1955. He was an Army veteran of World War I and a member of Zion United Methodist Church, Pen Argyl; Pen Argyl Lodge, F & AM; Lehigh Consistory, Allentown, and the Pen Argyl Exchange Club. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Richard Neiman, Denver, Colo., and Mrs. William Stanton, New Hartford, NY; a brother, Paul I., Mt. Bethel R.D. 1, and five grandchildren.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Swoyer Funeral Home, Pen Argyl. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Pen Argyl.

Easton Express pg. 49

7/11/1969

Easton PA.

Fairview Cemetery, Pen Argyl, Northampton Co., PA

Godshalk

Floyd F.

 

01/31/1892

8/17/1957

FLOYD GODSHALK, 65, CARPENTER IN SLATE BELT Floyd F. Godshalk, 65, of 336 S. 1st St., Bangor, died this morning at St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill. He had been ill two months. Mr. Godshalk had been self-employed as a carpenter for the last 15 years. Before that he was employed by the old Steinmetz Bakery, Bangor, for four years and by the late Robert Steinman, funeral director in Bangor, for four years. For 23 years he operated a farm in Plainfield Township. Mr. Godshalk was the husband of the former Arvilla Freeman. Born in Plainfield Township, he was a son of Mrs. Lillie Godshalk of Pen Argyl, and the late Hebron Godshalk. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Bangor, and had served on the church council for several years. Surviving, in addition to his widow and his mother, are a son, Wilson, Bangor; two daughters, Mrs. Jack Constable and Mrs. Jay Rutt, both of Bangor; two brothers, Paul, Mount Bethel, and Elwood, Pen Argyl, and two grandchildren.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Miller Funeral Home, Bangor.

Easton Express pg. 2

4/17/1957

Easton PA.

Plainfield Cemetery, Plainfield Twp., Northampton Co., PA

Godshalk

Harold L.

 

1890

10/25/1959

HAROLD L. GODSHALK, FORMERLY AT DIXIE Harold L. Godshalk, 70, of 631 Pierce St., Easton, died at 1:35 a.m. yesterday in Easton Hospital. Mr. Godshalk was formerly employed in the market research department of the Dixie Cup Co. for 16 years. He retired several years ago. Before that he was a salesman for the Estey Organ Co., Brattleboro, Vt. Born in Pen Argyl, he was a son of the late Ammon C. and Ida Laubach Godshalk. Surviving are his widow, the former Sarah Hagerty; a son, Harold H., Alma, Ark.; a sister, Mrs. Fred Sandt, Easton, and a brother, Russell L., Akron, Ohio.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Hagerty Colonial Home, Phillipsburg.

Easton Express pg. 21

10/26/1959

Easton PA.

Easton Cemetery, Easton, Northampton Co., PA

Godshalk

Hebron

 

12/01/1868

9/17/1946

HEBRON GODSHALK Hebron Godshalk, 71, of 925 West George street, Pen Argyl, died last night in Easton Hospital. He was employed by the Jackson Bangor Slate Co. and retired in 1933. He was born in Ackermanville, son of the late John and Sarah Godshalk and resided in Pen Argyl for 46 years. Mr. Godshalk was a member of the Lutheran congregation of St. Peter's Church, Plainfield Township. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lillie Godshalk; three children, Elwood, of Pen Argyl, Floyd, of Bangor, and Paul, of Mt. Bethel; eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a brother, Warren L. Godshalk, of Slatington.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Pullis funeral home, 126 Pennsylvania avenue, Pen Argyl, with the Rev. Luther B. Klick officiating. Interment will be in Plainfield cemetery.

Easton Express pg. 18

9/18/1946

Easton Pa.

Plainfield Cemetery, Plainfield Twp., Northampton Co., PA

Godshalk

Helen L

Warrick

10/3/1903

4/4/1975

MRS. ROLLO WARRICK Mrs. Helen L. Warrick, 71, of 136 Messinger St., Bangor, died this morning at her home. Born in Ackermanville, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Susan Harps Godshalk. Mrs. Warrick was a member of the Auxiliary of the Second Ward Fire Co., and Salem United Methodist Church, both of Bangor. Her husband, Rollo P. Warrick, died in 1963. A son, Jerry, died in 1968, and a daughter, June, died in 1927. Her nearest relative is a niece.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Miller Funeral Home, Bangor. Interment will be in East Bangor Cemetery.

Easton Express pg. 6

4/4/1975

Easton Pa.

East Bangor Cemetery, Bangor, Northampton Co., PA

Godshalk

James

 

10/31/1909

4/2/1957

JAMES H. GODSHALK James Harps Godshalk, 47, of 170 S. Whitfield St., Nazareth, died yesterday afternoon in Easton Hospital, where he had been a patient since Feb. 16. Born in Bangor on Oct. 31, 1909, he was a son of Robert and Susan Harps Godshalk. He was employed by the Nazareth Cement Co. for the last six years. Mr. Godshalk was a member of St. John's Evangelical and Reformed Church, the International Union of Cement, Lime and Gypsum Workers and the Nazareth Jacksonian Democratic Association. He was a charter member of the South Bangor Tennis Association. In addition to his parents in Bangor, he is survived by his widow, the former Victoria Miller; a son, James Bruce, at home, and two sisters, Mrs. Helen Warrick and Mrs. Arlene Van Natta, both of Bangor.

Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Knecht Funeral Home, Nazareth.

Easton Express pg. 31

4/3/1957

Easton Pa.

East Bangor Cemetery, Bangor, Northampton Co., PA

Godshalk

John C.

 

10/02/1840

6/3/1923

JOHN C. GODSHALK John C. Godshalk, well-known retired patent medicine peddler in the upper part of Lehigh and surrounding counties. died on Sunday at the home of his son, Warren L. Godshalk, Slatington, aged 82 years, 8 months and 1 day. He was born at Ackermanville but for the last twenty years lived in Slatington. For many years he manufactured medicines and peddled them throughout the upper part of Lehigh county and those adjacent. In the course of years, however, he secured well-known patent remedies and peddled them. He was an interesting figure and few were the families in the territory where he traveled that did not know him. Several years ago he retired and with his wife made his home with his son, Warren, at the Second street address, Slatington. Besides his widow, Mrs. Sarah M., nee Shook, Godshalk, and his son, Warren, he is survived by two other sons, Ammon, of Easton, and Hebron, of Pen Argyl. Six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive.

The funeral will be held from the home of his son, Warren, on Thursday forenoon at 11:30 o'clock.

Services will be conducted by Rev. R. D. Shlenker, of Slatington, and Rev. H. E. Hildt, of Ackermanville, in the Ackermanville Evangelical church and interment will take place at the cemetery adjoining the church.

Easton Express pg. 5

6/4/1923

Easton, PA.

Ackermanville United Methodist Cemetery, Ackermanville, Northampton Co., PA

Godshalk

Jonathan B.

 

11/19/1888

4/7/1976

Godshall, Jonathan B., son of Charles and Katie B. (Benner) Godshall, was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Nov. 19, 1888; died of cardiac failure at Eastern Mennonite Home, Souderton, Pa., Apr. 7, 1976; aged 87 y. On Feb. 12, 1921, he was married to Mamie G. Metz, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons (Willard M., Ernest M., Linneaus M., and Stanley M.), 4 daughters (Eva - Mrs. Robert A. Greaser, Anna - Mrs. Clyde D. Landis, Miriam - Mrs. Ralph L. Detwiler, and Verna Mae Godshall), 25 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Henry B. and William B.), and one sister (Mrs. Adeline Swartley). He was a member of the Franconia Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Apr. 11, in charge of Wayne Kratz, Leroy Godshall, Floyd Hackman, and Curtis Bergey; interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Gospel Herald

 

 

Franconia Mennonite Cemetery

Godshalk

Paul B.

 

5/31/1936

9/1/1978

SLATE BELT MOURNS DEATHS OF 6 IN HOLIDAY ROAD CRASH Many residents of Portland and Upper Mount Bethel Township spent a somber Labor Day weekend, grief-stricken by the deaths of six of their friends and relatives. They mourned the loss of members of three close families who were killed in a tragic crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Friday night on their way to the Penn State-Temple football game. The accident victims were David Brands, 40, and his wife, Brenda Jean, 36, of Portland; Paul B. Godshalk Jr., 42, and his wife, Gaybelle, 37, of Johnsonville, and Collins L. Brong, 43, and his son, Daniel, 13, also of Johnsonville. The accident happened at 6:12 p.m. about 2 1/2 miles east of the Valley Forge exit as traffic backed up because of the holiday, rush hour and the game. As the Brand vehicle slowed for the traffic jam, a tractor-trailer driven by Alonzo Thornton, 56, of Philadelphia, collided with the rear of the station wagon. The gas tank exploded and the six occupants apparently died of smoke inhalation. Members of the three families all were considered "fine citizens" active in many church, school and community organizations and functions. The Godshalks and Brongs were neighbors for many years. The Brand and Godshalk families have been members of the same church - Mount Bethel-Portland Community Presbyterian Church. Private services were held today for the victims of the Brands and Godshalk families.

Services were held yesterday for Mr. Brong and his son. One close friend and neighbor described the weekend tragedy as a "nightmare" from which the communities won't recover for a long time. For Mrs. Louis Mayer, it was difficult to find the words to talk about the loss of such close friends. The Mayers were neighbors of David and Brenda Brands and close friends since early school days. "It's so unbelievable," Mrs. Mayer said. "I was the last one to see them Friday before they left."I don't think anything so tragic has ever happened here," she said. Brands was a self-employed plumber and electrician who also worked as superintendent of Portland Water Co. for many years. He was the driver of the station wagon carrying the six occupants to the game. Mrs. Brands had worked as a nurse in the area for many years, but retired to spend more time with her son and two daughters. She was active in Girl Scout programs as well as functions of her church and Order of the Eastern Star. Godshalk was a truck driver for Houdaille Construction Co. of Mount Bethel for 24 years. The company is now part of Alpha Aggregates of Martins Creek. His wife, Gaybelle, worked at the Mount Bethel Dinner for many years and most recently at the Portland Sweet Shop as a waitress. The Godshalks, who had two children, were avid supporters of all local events. Mrs. Godshalk was active in Babe Ruth League Auxiliary and Baseball Mothers. William Pensyl, an employee of Alpha Aggregates, knew Godshalk for 25 years. "He was one heck of a nice guy," he said. "He was real sports minded, and liked hunting, fishing, football and baseball." The plant shut down for the afternoon so that all employees could attend funeral services. Brong was plant manager of the Fertilizer plant in Johnsonville for many years. One person who worked with him called him "a wonderful man - you couldn't beat him."

The Express pg. 1

9/5/1978

Easton PA.

Presbyterian Church cemetery, Mt. Bethel, Upper Mt. Bethel Twp., Northampton Co., PA

Godshalk

Paul I.

 

10/21/1909

2/26/1997

Paul I. Godshalk, 87, of Railroad Avenue, Mount Bethel, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, in Easton Hospital. He was the husband of Hazel (Carpenter) Godshalk. They were married 63 years this month. A 1933 graduate of Pennsylvania State University School of Forestry, he was an enforcement officer for the state Liquor Control Board until retiring in 1966. Born in Pen Argyl, he was a son of the late Heron and Lilly (Wagner) Godshalk. He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Stone Church. He was a member of the Penn State Alumni and Pennsylvania Nurserymen Association. Survivors: Wife; sons, Peter C. of Lebanon, N.J., and Robin B. of Marlton, N.J.; daughter, Sonia J. of Delaware, N.J.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Paul B. Memorial services: 11 a.m. Friday in the church. No calling hours. Arrangements, Reed-Gaffney Funeral Home, Johnsonville. Obituary also in "The Express-Times", Easton, PA, 27 February 1997, pg. B-7: He was a 1927 graduate of Pen Argyl High School. He was an avid outdoorsman. He and his wife, the former Hazel Carpenter, observed their 63rd wedding anniversary on Feb. 17th. They resided in a log cabin they constructed many years ago. A son, Paul B., two brothers, Floyd and Elwood, and a sister, Sallmee, all died earlier.

Morning call pg. B-13

2/27/1997

Allentown PA.

Presbyterian Church cemetery, Mt. Bethel, Upper Mt. Bethel Twp., Northampton Co., PA

Godshalk

Pearl Adelle

Sandt

09/25/1887

3/19/1977

MRS. FRED U. SANDT Mrs. Pearl A. Sandt, 89, formerly of 438 Williams St., Easton, died this morning in Gracedale, where she had been a guest for several months. Born in Pen Argyl, she was a daughter of the late Ammon and Ida Laubach Godshalk and had lived in Easton all her life. Her husband, Fred Sandt, died in 1973. She was the oldest member of Christ United Methodist Church, Easton. Surviving are a son, Donald, of Easton, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Shillinger Funeral Home, Easton. Interment will be in South Easton Cemetery

Easton Express pg. 32

3/19/1977

Easton PA.

Hays Cemetery, South Easton, Northampton Co., PA

Godshalk

Robert

 

03/21/1878

1/24/1962

ROBERT GODSHALK, 83, WAS TEACHER, PAINTER Robert Godshalk, 83, of 136 Messinger St., Bangor, died shortly before noon yesterday at his home. He was in ill health several years and bedfast two months. Mr. Godshalk taught school in Ackermanville when he was a young man. The major part of his life he was a painter and interior decorator. He retired about 10 years ago. Born in Bangor, he was a son of the late Isaac and Caroline Shook Godshalk. He was a member of Salem Evangelical United Brethren Church, Bangor. Surviving are his widow, the former Susan Harps; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Warrick and Mrs. Arlene Vanatta, both of Bangor; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A son, James, died five years ago.

The funeral will be held at 3:15 p.m. Saturday at the Miller Funeral Home, Bangor

Easton Express pg. 39

1/15/1962

Easton PA.

East Bangor Cemetery, Bangor, Northampton Co., PA

Godshalk

Robert Harold

 

04/28/1899

11/25/1988

Robert Harold Godshalk, 89, of 8250 Minton Court, Millersville, Md., formerly of Easton, died last Friday in Arundel Hospital, Glen Burnie, Md. He was the husband of Dorothy (Smith) Godshalk. He operated his own wallpapering business in Easton for many years. Survivors: Wife; daughter, Shirley Clark of Millersville; sister, Frances Cole of Honey Brook, Chester County, and two grandsons.

Morning Call pg. B-10

12/2/1988

Allentown Pa.

Easton Heights Cemetery, Easton, Northampton Co., PA

Godshalk

Russell L.

 

07/09/1897

2/6/1972

RUSSELL GODSHALK, LAFAYETTE GRADUATE Russell L. Godshalk, 74, Akron, Ohio, who was graduated from Lafayette College in 1919, died Sunday in an Akron hospital. Born in Easton, a son of the late Ammon Godshalk, he lived in Akron 45 years. He was graduated from Easton High School in 1915. Mr. Godshalk was a retired chief designer for Babcock & Wilcox Co., Barberton, Ohio. Survivors include his widow, the former Marie Tinsley; two sons, Russell, Cleveland, Ohio, and John, Akron, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Fred Sandt, Easton, and six grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held in Akron.

Easton Express pg. 18

5/4/1959

Easton PA.

 

Godshalk

Warren L.

 

03/1871

5/14/1959

WARREN l. GODSHALK Warren L. Godshalk, 88, a native of Ackermanville, died yesterday at his home, 411 S. 2nd St., Slatington. Mr. Godshalk was a retired salesman. He had formerly worked as a clerk for a Pen Argyl slate firm. A resident of Slatington for 57 years, he was a son of the late John C. and Sarah Shook Godshalk. He served 25 years on the session of First Presbyterian Church, Slatington, and was a 50 year member of Slatington Lodge 40 F&AM. Surviving is his widow, Emma J. Henritzy Godshalk.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the George M. Harding Funeral Home, Slatington.

Easton Express pg. 18

5/14/1959

Easton, PA

 

Godshalk

William

 

01/02/1895

4/27/1981

WILLIAM GODSHALK William Godshalk, 86, of 2658 Hermitage Ave., Palmer Township, died Monday at Veterans Hospital, Wilkes-Barre. He was a self-employed electrician. His wife, the former Elizabeth Markley, resides in Florence, S. C. Mr. Godshalk was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in World War 1. He was a life member of the Wilson Democratic Club and a member of the Wilson Republican Club and the Palmer Volunteer Fire Co. No. 2. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Arlie E. Grant, Palmer Township, with whom he resided; Winifred Godshalk and Phyllis Godshalk, both of Levittown, PA, and Dorothy Godshalk, Florence, S.C.; a brother, Robert of Glen Burnie, Md; two sisters, Elizabeth Godshalk, Easton, and Mrs. Frances Coal, Downingtown, PA; three grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Clements Funeral Home, Easton. Interment will be in Easton Heights Cemetery.

Easton Express pg .B-6

4/29/1981

Easton PA.

Easton Heights Cemetery, Easton, Northampton Co., PA

Godshalk

Willis

 

11/15/1864

4/18/1932

WILLIS GODSHALK Willis Godshalk, 67, died at 4:15 o'clock this morning at his home at Ackermanville, from heart disease. He was a life-long resident of Ackermanville and was a mill worker by occupation. For the past 40 years he had been employed by the Bangor Lumber Company. He was a member of the Carpenter's and Joiner's Union of Bangor. He is survived by a sister, Miss Alice Godshalk, of Ackermanville, and a brother, Robert Godshalk, of Bangor.

Funeral services will be held at the home on Wednesday at 2:30 and interment will be made in the Ackermanville cemetery.

Easton Express pg. 5

4/18/1932

Easton PA.

Ackermanville United Methodist Cemetery, Ackermanville, Washington Twp., Northampton Co., PA

Godshalk

Wilson F.

 

5/15/1913

1/16/2009

Wilson F. Godshalk Wilson F. Godshalk, 95, formerly of Bangor and then Edelmans, passed away on Friday, January 16, 2009 in Slate Belt Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, where he had been a resident since March 1, 2006. Born on May 15, 1913 in Bangor, he was the son of the late Floyd and Arvilla (Freeman) Godshalk. He was the husband of the former Charlotte Wickett Matthews. They observed their 38th wedding anniversary on July 11. His first wife, the former Mabel (McCammon) Godshalk, passed away July 4, 1968. Working in the shipping department of Harvel Plastics, Forks Township since its opening, he retired as the shipping foreman in December 1979. Prior to that, he worked at EASTON Plastic Products Company Inc., south side Easton, and Messingers, a foundry in Tatamy. Although he used his spoon primarily in later months, the save your fork story can best be equated with him as he always enjoyed all kinds of desserts. Now the best is yet to come is the reality of Gods promise of eternal life for him. He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bangor. Survivors: In addition to his wife, Charlotte, include a daughter and son-in-law, Betty A. and Thomas F. Miller of Washington Township, Pa.; stepson and his wife, Larry and Diane Matthews of Palmer Township; four step grandchildren, three step great-grandchildren; two sisters, Esther Constable of Wind Gap and Ruth Rutt of Washington Township; nephew; cousins; very caring neighbors, the family of Joanne and Gary Kichline. He was predeceased in death by his parents and an infant daughter.

Services: will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 20, 2009 in the Guerro & Ruggiero Funeral Home, 126 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Pen Argyl. Relatives and friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of the service in the funeral home. Interment will follow services in Plainfield Cemetery. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Slate Belt Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 701 Slate Belt Boulevard, Bangor, PA 18013-9341 in his memory and in honor of his girls -- all the second floor nurses and aides who gave unselfishly of themselves in his care.

Morning Call pg 5

1/18/2009

Allentown PA.

Plainfield Cemetery, Plainfield Twp., Northampton Co., PA

Godshall

Emil L

 

1/14/1920

4/15/2010

Emil L. Godshall Emil L. Godshall, 90, formerly of Souderton, passed away (April 15, 2010) at Rockhill Mennonite Community, where he had resided for almost 16 years. He was the husband of Ann (Weidler) Hager Godshall, and the late Ruth S. (Mininger) Godshall who passed away in 1997. Born January 14, 1920 in Hatfield, he was the son of the late Wilmer and Ella Mae (Schlosser) Godshall and was a graduate of the former Hatfield High School. Mr. Godshall was a U. S. Navy Veteran of World War II where he served with the Seabees, and later served with 1-W Service. He was employed for 26 years with the former Mopac of Franconia before retiring in 1985. Mr. Godshall was a member of Zion Mennonite Church for over 75 years where he taught Sunday school and served on various committees. He served with Mennonite Disaster Service and was the recipient of an award by the Kiwanis for his service to his community. He was an avid gardener and enjoyed working in his yard. Above all, he loved his family and cherished the time spent with them. Survivors: In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Patricia Peters and her husband Howard of Hatfield; and three sons, Gary Godshall and his wife Maryann of Emmaus, Steve Godshall and his wife Beverly of Souderton, and Michael Godshall and his wife Janice of Harleysville; a sister, Sara McGrann and her husband James of Laurel, MD; a step son, James Hager of South Dakota; 12 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. Emil was predeceased by a sister, Evelyn Bruzas, in 1976.

Services: Family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 20, from 2-3 p.m. at the chapel at Rockhill Mennonite Community, 3250 State Rd., Sellersville. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his memorial service at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Zion Mennonite Church, 149 Cherry Lane, Souderton. Viewing will be private for the family with burial at Zion Memorial Gardens. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital, 850 S. 5th St., Allentown, PA 18103, or to Mennonite Disaster Service, 1018 Main St., Akron, PA 17501. Arrangements are by Williams-Bergey-Koffel Funeral Home, Inc. of Franconia.

Morning Call

4/17/2010

Allentown PA.

Zion Memorial Gardens, Souderton, Montgomery County, PA

Godshall

Emma M.

Detweiler

09/30/1887

2/14/1973

Detweiler, Emma M., daughter of Samuel and Maria (Moyer) Godshall, was born in Bucks Co., Pa., Sept. 30, 1887; died at the Eastern Mennonite Home, Souderton, Pa., Feb. 14, 1973; aged 85 y. 4 m. 13 d. On Sept. 17, 1910, she was married to Valentine R. Detweiler, who preceded her in death in November 1963. Surviving are 3 sons (Harold G., Harleigh, and Willard), 2 daughters (Estella Myers and Marguerite - Mrs. George Wismer), 13 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild preceded her in death. She was a member of the Blooming Glen Mennonite Church.

Funeral services were held at the Eastern Mennonite Home Chapel, Souderton, Pa., in charge of David F. Derstine, Jr.; interment in the Blooming Glen Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Gospel Herald

 

 

Blooming Glen Mennonite Cemetery, Bucks Co

Godshall

Hannah Boas

Landes

 

4/21/1979

Landes.- Hannah B., daughter of Enos M. and Barbara (Booz) Godshall, was born in West Rockhill Twp., Pa., Oct. 24, 1906; died at North Penn Hospital, Lansdale, Pa., Apr. 21, 1979; aged 72 y. On Oct. 5, 1929, she was married to John T. Landes, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Lo is Ann-Mrs. Richard L. Boaman), 5 sons (J. Clyde, Glenn G., Garry G., Roland G., and Jerold G.), 12 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and 3 brothers.

She was a member of Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Apr. 24, in charge of Sheldon W. Burkhalter and David F. Derstine; interment in Blooming Glen Mennonite Cemetery.

Gospel Herald

 

 

Blooming Glen Mennonite Cemetery

Godshall

Henry S.

 

11/1915

2/4/2006

HENRY GODSHALL Henry S. Godshall, formerly of Souderton, went home to be with his Lord Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006 at the Rockhill Mennonite Community. He was 90. He and his wife, Grace (Derstine) Godshall, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in January. Born in Upper Salford Township, he was a son of the late Alvin and Susan (Springer) Godshall. Mr. Godshall worked in excavation with Derstine & Swartley of Telford for more than 30 years. He was a truck driver for Farm & Home Oil Company of Telford for 13 years, retiring in 1980. After retiring, he worked part time as a bus driver for Hagey Transportation Services for 13 years. He volunteered with the Rockhill Mennonite Community as a bus driver as well. Henry was a charter member of Calvary Church of Souderton where he had served as deacon, a former youth group leader and also taught Junior High boys Sunday school for more than 25 years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Laverne D. Godshall and his wife, Linda, of Lynchburg, VA and Robert D. Godshall and his wife, Betty Lou, of New Albany; three daughters, Gladys Smith and her husband, Doug, of Vassar, MI, Ruth Ann Derstein and her husband, Wally, of Souderton and Mary Lou Gehman and her husband, Grant, of Knoxville; 18 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter; three brothers, Norman Godshall and his wife, Esther, of Souderton, Alvin Godshall and his wife, Dorothy, of Bellefonte and Stanley Godshall and his wife, Rebecca, of Quakertown; and a sister, Mary Halteman of Harleysville. He was preceded in death by four sisters, Edith Benner, Mabel Haas, Naomi Yoder-Pyndyk and Eva Sheats.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 2 PM at the Calvary Church of Souderton, 820 Route 113, Souderton, PA 18964. Interment will follow in the adjoining church cemetery. Family will receive friends Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the Rockhill Mennonite Community, 3250 State Road, Sellersville from 6 to 7:30 PM and again Wednesday at the Calvary Church from 12 PM to 1:30 PM, prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Calvary Church of Souderton Missions Fund or the Children's Education Building Fund, at the above address. Arrangements are by the Sadler-Suess Funeral Home in Telford.

Lansdale Reporter

 

 

Calvary Church Cemetery, Souderton, Montgomery County, PA

Godshall

Lillian B.

Derstine

11/18/1895

11/9/1990

Derstine, Lillian B. Godshall, daughter of Allen B. and Elizabeth (Berge y) Godshall, was born in Telford, Pa., Nov. 18, 1895; died at Souderton (P a.) Mennonite Homes, Nov. 9, 1990; aged 94. She was married to Herbert A. Derstine, who died Dec. 28, 1985. Surviving are one son (Marvin G. ), 2 daughters (Grace G. Landis and Margaret G. Derstine), 13 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mildred Allebach). She was preceded in death by 3 sons (Ernest, Stanley, and Herbert, Jr.).

She was a member of Souderton Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 13, in charge of Gerald A. Clemmer; interment in Souderton Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Gospel Herald - Volume 83, Number 50 - page 854

12/11/1990

 

Souderton Mennonite Cemetery, Souderton, Montgomery County, PA

Godshall

Mildred Ruth

Allebach

11/17/1919

5/17/2006

MILDRED ALLEBACH Mildred Allebach, 86, died May 17, 2006 in Keystone Nursing at the Rockhill Mennonite Community in West Rockhill. She was the wife of the late Irwin Allebach, who died in 1981. Formerly of Hilltown Twp., she lived at the Dock Woods Community for about 23 years before entering the nursing home. Born in Telford, she was a daughter of the late Allen B. and Lizzie (Ruth) Godshall. During her younger years, she worked in the hosiery industry. She later was employed as a practical nurse at Dock Meadows on Unionville Pike and the Rockhill Mennonite Community, where she worked for 26 years. She was baptized at the Souderton Mennonite Church. For a number of years, she was a member of Rockhill Mennonite Church in Telford. Later, she joined Grace Mennonite Church in Lansdale. After moving to Dock Woods, she attended their chapel services. Mrs. Allebach loved to crochet. Surviving are a son, Ralph Allebach and his wife, Karen, of Sellersville; her stepchildren, Roy M. Allebach and his wife, Verna, of Casselberry, FL, Clyde Allebach and his wife, Verna, of Menahga, MN, Harold Allebach and his wife, Mary, of Telford and Arlene Delp of Souderton; and three grandchildren, Jason Allebach and his wife, Sarah, and Gregory and Alicia Allebach. Also surviving are step grandchildren, step great-grandchildren; step great-great-grandchildren; and half brothers and half sisters. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her good friend, Willis Bishop.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral service at 2 PM, Friday, May 19 in Dock Woods Community Chapel, Woods Drive, Towamencin, where friends may call after 1 PM. Interment will be in Souderton Mennonite Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Rockhill Mennonite Community, 3250 State Road, Sellersville, PA 18960. Arrangements are by the Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home in Lansdale.

Lansdale Reporter

 

 

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

Godshall

Sallie S.

Moyer

03/22/1893

8/4/1986

Moyer, Sallie S., daughter of Lewis B. and Matilda (Sell) Godshall, was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Mar. 22, 1893; died at Souderton Mennonite Home s, Souderton, Pa., Aug. 4, 1986; aged 93 y. She was married to Harry S. Moyer, who preceded her in death. Surviving are 5 daughters (Edith G. Souder, Esther- Mrs. Edwin S. Bechtel, Mary- Mrs. Justus D. Moyer, Ella- Mrs. Warren W. Detweiler, and Ada- Mrs. Alvin D. Delp), 3 sons (Richard G., Norm an G., and Harold G.), 32 grandchildren, 65 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 3 sisters and 4 brothers.

Funeral services were held at Souderton Mennonite Homes on Aug. 8, in charge of Curtis D. Godshall and Gerald A. Clemmer; interment in Souderton Mennonite Cemetery

Gospel Herald

 

 

Souderton Mennonite Cemetery

Godshall

Sarah F.

Clemmer

01/22/1845

09/30/1870

Clemmer. - On the 30th of September, in Franconia township, Montgomery county, Pa., of Dropsy, SARAH CLEMMER, wife of Eli Clemmer, aged 35 years, 5 months and 18 days. (Her maiden name was Godshall.) She lived in the bonds of matrimony about five years and was the mother of one child. S

he was buried on the 3rd of October at Franconia Meeting-house, in the presence of a large number of mourning friends and relatives, upon which occasion funeral addresses were delivered by Pre. Nice and Pre. Landis.

Herald of Truth Obituaries November, 1870

 

 

Franconia Mennonite Cemetery

Gogel

Annie Elmira

Rader

08/27/1891

3/3/1943

MRS. CHARLES E. RADER Mrs. Charles E. Rader, 51, ill for some time, died Wednesday night at her home, 1010 West North Street. She was born Annie E. Gogel, the daughter of Eliza Longenbach Gogel and the late James Gogel, in Lower Nazareth Township. A member of Christ Evangelical and Reformed Church, she is survived by her mother and husband; two sons, Henry and Wilbur Rader; one daughter, Mrs. Linford Huhn, and three grandchildren, all of Bethlehem; two brothers, Charles and Harold Gogel, both of Nazareth; six sisters, Mrs. Lee Fritz, Mrs. Howard Newman, both of Nazareth; Mrs. Thomas Hahn, Moorestown; Mrs. Thomas Schmickley, Allentown; Mrs. Herbert Fenner and Mrs. Harold Williams, both of Bethlehem.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the home, 1010 West North Street, the Rev. A. Augustus Welsh, pastor of Christ Evangelical and Reformed Church, officiating. Interment will be made in Howertown Cemetery.

Moravian Historical Society, Nazareth, PA.

3/4/1943

 

Greenwood Cemetery, Howertown, PA

Gold

Charles F

 

02/11/1865

5/31/1936

CHARLES E. GOLD Charles E. Gold, a resident of Belfast for the past 50 years, passed away at his home on Sunday at 4:30 a.m. of complications of a nine weeks illness, aged 71 years. He was born in Bushkill Center. In his earlier days he was a hole-man in the different slate quarries in Plainfield Township. For 10 years he was caretaker of the Belfast Union Cemetery. He was president of the Joint Cemetery Board of the Belfast Union Cemetery, a member of the Aluta Lodge, No. 488, I.O.O.F. and Wawenee Tribe No. 153, Improved Order of Red Men, of Belfast, also a member of Grace Lutheran congregation of Belfast. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Gertrude Rader Gold: five sons and five daughters, Clayton Gold, of Nazareth; Ellis Gold, of Belfast; Fred Gold, of Stockertown; Roland Gold of Pen Argyl R.D. 1; Roy Gold, of Belfast; Mrs. William Young, of Belfast; Mrs. Elmer Jones, of Bethlehem; Mrs. Ray Williamson, of Belfast; Mrs. Charles Kienzle, of Nazareth; Mrs. Lloyd Rader, of Elizabeth, NJ, and one sister, Mrs. Granville Beck, of Reading; also 24 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral on Wednesday afternoon with private services at the late home and public services in the Grace Lutheran Church, Belfast. Interment will be made in the family plot Belfast Union Cemetery. The Rev. L. B. Klick will officiate.

 

 

 

Belfast Union Cemetery, Belfast, PA

Gold

Fred E.

 

10/20/1897

6/19/1970

FRED E. GOLD Fred E. Gold, 72, of 301 E. Center St., Stockertown, died yesterday in Easton Hospital where he was a patient the last week. He was in failing health for some time. Born in Plainfield Township, he was a son of the late Charles and Gertrude Rader Gold. Mr. Gold was a self-employed mason, retiring in 1960. He was a member of Forks-Salem United Church of Christ and a charter member of the Stockertown Rod and Gun Club. Survivors include four sons, Kermit, Wausau, Wis.; Weldon, Easton R.D. 2; Leland and Carl, both Easton; a daughter, Mrs. Dory Handelong, Easton; three brothers, Ellis and Ray, both Belfast, and Roland, Wind Gap; three sisters, Mrs. Annie Williamson, Belfast; Mrs. Charles Kienzle, Nazareth, and Mrs. Lloyd Rader, Newark, NJ; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held at the convenience of the family in the Schmidt Mortuary, Nazareth. Interment will be in Belfast Union Cemetery.

Easton Express pg. 25

6/20/1970

Easton PA.

Belfast Union Cemetery, Belfast, PA

Gold

Kermit V.

 

1919

10/10/1973

Kermit V. Gold, 54, Ex-Tatamy Contractor Kermit V. Gold, 54, Wausau, Wis., formerly of Tatamy, died Wednesday at his home. Mr. Gold was a former Tatamy contractor. He moved to Wausau where he managed a night club 15 years ago. Born in Plainfield Township, he was a son of Mrs. Katie Siegfried Gold, Stockertown, and the late Fred E. Gold. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include his widow, the former Jane Chapon; a son, Glenn, Easton; a daughter, Mrs. Merritt Rodgers, Easton R. D. 2; three brothers, Weldon, Easton R.D. 2; Leland and Carl, both of Easton; a sister, Mrs. Lorraine Handelong, Easton, R. D. 2, and four grandchildren.

The funeral will be held at the convenience of the family at the Bartholomew Funeral Home, Nazareth. Interment will be in Belfast Union Cemetery.

Easton Express pg. 3

10/12/1973

Easton PA.

Belfast Union Cemetery, Belfast, PA

Good

Anna B.

Kolb

09/26/1882

8/20/1969

Kolb.- Anna B., daughter of Solomon and Ellen (Bechtel) Good, was born at Spring City, Pa., Sept. 26, 1882; died at Phoenixville (Pa.) Hospital, Aug. 20, 1969; aged 86 y. 10 m. 25 d. On Jan. 14, 1904, she was married to John W. Kolb, who preceded her in death Dec 23, 1965. Surviving are 4 children (Elmer G., Florence G. -Mrs. Clinton E. Black, Irvin G., and Norman G.), 16 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and one half sister (Minnie-Mrs. Paul W. Brunk).

She was a member of the Vincent Church, where funeral services were held Aug. 23, with Matthew G. Kolb and Jacob F. Kolb officiating

Gospel Herald - Volume LXII, Number 41

10/21/1969

 

 

Good

Daniel H.

 

01/18/1878

9/28/1955

Good, -- Daniel H., son of the late William and Barbara (Histand) Good, was born Jan. 18, 1878, near Spring City, Pa.; died Sept. 28, 1955, after an illness of five months; aged 77 y. 8 m. 10 d. He was married to Anna H. Kreider on Jan. 3, 1901. Besides his wife, he is survived by 8 children (Kathryn-Mrs. Abram Brubaker, Lancaster; Fannie-Mrs. Daniel L. Histand, Doylestown, Pa.; Laura-Mrs. John O. Snavely, Manheim, Pa.; Emos, Lititz, Pa.; Anna-Mrs. John P. Becker, Elizabethtown, Pa.; Nora-Mrs. Lester O. Noll, and Ella-Mrs. Mervin M. Hess, both of Manheim; Daniel K., Columbia, Pa.), 30 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Allen, Fleetwood, Pa.; Henry, Spring City.), and 2 sisters (Emma-Mrs. Geo. Hunsberger, and Mrs. Katie Sheeler).

He was a member of the East Petersburg, Pa ., Mennonite Church where funeral services were held with James Seigrist and Henry Lutz in charge. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Gospel Herald

 

 

East Petersburg Mennonite Cemetery

Good

Joel

 

04/28/1822

2/8/1905

Good.-Joel Good was born April 28, 1822, near Bowmansville, Lancaster Co., Pa., and died Feb. 8, 1905, at his home near Spring City, Chester Co., Pa., of dropsy; aged 82 Y., 9 M., 10 D. He was married to Catherine Halteman in 1844, who preceded him to the spirit world on Sept. 30, 1889. During the first few years of their wedded life they resided near Spring Grove, Lancaster Co., Pa., moving to Chester County in 1847. Unto them were born four sons and three daughters. One son died in infancy, Israel, William, Solomon and Fanny (widow of the late Henry L. Bechtel) reside near Spring City; Annie, wife of Abraham Gehman, and Lavina, wife of David Gehman, reside in Montgomery Co., Pa. Besides his children he leaves 32 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Peter B. and Joseph B., and a sister, Judith, wife of Tobias Bowman, all of Bowmansville, Lancaster Co., Pa., together with many relatives and friends by whom he was much loved and esteemed. He united with the Mennonite church in early life and remained faithful to the end.

Funeral services were held on Feb. 13th and were conducted at the house by Bish. Andrew Mack and Noah Bowman and at the meeting house by J. B. Hunsberger and A. O. Histand. Text, John 9:4. Interment in the graveyard adjoining.

Herald of Truth

 

 

 

Good

Lottie Catharine

Yetter

5/1/1901

2/15/1989

Lottie and her husband, Clark W. Yetter, owned Sun-Side stock farm in Lower Mount Bethel Twp. for many years. She was a member of Trinity UCC in Stone Church, PA. Lottie died at the age of 87 years, 9 months and 14 days

The Express

2/16/1989

Easton, PA

Reformed Cemetery, East side Rte. 611, South of Stone Church, Upper Mount Bethel Township, PA

Good

William H.

 

09/25/1849

3/13/1905

William Good died on March 13, 1905, near Spring City, Pa., of consumption; aged 55 Y., 5 M., 18 D. He was a son of the recently deceased Joel Good. He was a member of the Mennonite church for a number of years and about seventeen years ago he was called to the office of deacon. He was married to Barbara Hiestand of Doylestown, Bucks Co., Pa., and unto them were born four sons and four daughters, all living.

Funeral services were held March 18th in the Vincent Mennonite M. H. by Pre. J. B. Hunsberger. Interment in grave-yard adjoining.

Herald of Truth

 

 

 

Good

William Hiestand

 

10/07/1881

8/12/1955

Good, -- William Heistand, son of the late Barbara and William Good was born near Spring City, Pa., Oct. 7, 1881; departed this life Aug. 12, 1955, at his home near Spring City; aged 73 y. 10 m. 5 d. He was united in marriage to Emma Groff Sept. 4, 1906. To this union were born 2 sons, 7 daughters (Fannie-Mrs. Wilson Weber, Harleysville; Edna-Mrs. Ellis Mack, Souderton; William, Embreeville; Bertha-Mrs. Crist Sharp, Lewisburg; Emma-Mrs. Jonas Mininger, Souderton; Ruth-Mrs. Clyde Eby, Royersford; Norman, Souderton; Mary and Naomi at home). Surviving are his wife, 9 children, 23 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers and 2 sisters (Daniel, East Petersburg; Allen, Fleetwood; Henry, Spring City; Emma-Mrs. George Hunsburger, Spring City; and Mrs. Katie Sheeler, Parkersford). Two sisters and one grandson preceded him in death. He was affected with a heart condition and passed away suddenly after an attack. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and was a member of the Vincent Mennonite Church to which he remained faithful to the end. A number of years he served in the Sunday school as teacher and assistant superintendent.

Funeral services held at the Vincent Mennonite Church on Aug. 16 were in charge of Jacob Kolb, assisted by Elmer Kolb and Noah Sauder. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Gospel Herald

 

 

 

Goshow

Henry N.

 

12/02/1885

10/16/1975

Goshow, Henry N., son of John W. and Katie (Nice) Goshow, was born at Hatfield, Pa., Dec. 2, 1885; died at Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Oct. 16, 1975; aged 90 y. On Dec. 14, 1907, he was married to Katie F. Moyer, who preceded him in death on May 3, 1975. Surviving are 2 sons (Ezra M. and Henry M.) and 2 daughters (Irma - Mrs. Warren B. Gehman and Elizabeth M. - Mrs. Horace W. Longacre), 22 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Katie N. Moyer). She was a member of Franconia Mennonite Church.

Funeral services were held at Eastern Mennonite Home on Oct. 20, in charge of Wayne Kratz and Curtis Bergey, followed by services at Franconia Mennonite Church, in charge of Leroy Godshall and Floyd Hackman; interment in Franconia Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Gospel Herald

 

 

Franconia Mennonite Cemetery

Gottshall

Edna A.

Landes

4/25/1901

2/27/1992

Landes, Edna A. (Godshall), 90, Bally, Pa. Born: April 25, 1901, Lower Sal ford Twp., to Enos and Kathryn (Allebach) Godshall. Died: Feb. 27, 1992, Souderton, Pa., of pneumonia. Survivors-children: Kathryn Schoenly, Beulah Haberle, Lois Bisbort, Naomi Yoder, Ruth Mast, Mildred Umble, Paul, Wilmer, Enos; brothers and sisters: Paul Godshall, Clayton Godshall, Mary Myers, Kathryn Myers, Ella Mae Detweiler; 35 grandchildren, 72 great-grandchildren, 37 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Henry S. Landes (husband) and Henry E. (son).

Funeral: March 2, Bally Mennonite Church, by Roy K. Yoder. Burial: Upper Skippack Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Gospel Herald

 

 

Upper Skippack Mennonite Cemetery

Gracely

Sallie Lydia

Meck

11/12/1877

7/21/1930

Death, on Monday morning, called Sallie Lydia Meck, nee Gracely, wife of Alfred Meck, of Topton, the end coming at the Allentown hospital of a complication of ailments. She was in her 53rd year. Mrs. Meck was a daughter of Chester and Louisa, nee Klotz, Gracely, and had resided for some years in Topton, where she was dearly loved by her neighbors and many friends. She was a faithful member of the Lutheran congregation of the Longswamp church. Besides her husband, she leaves to mourn her passing two sons, Sterling and Clifford, at home; a daughter, Mrs. Norton Hausman, of Mountainville; two sisters, Mrs. George Kemp, of Pottstown, R.D., and Mrs. Jacob Shoemaker, Allentown, and a brother, Elmer Gracely, Pennsburg.

The funeral will be held from her late home, West Smith street, Topton, on Friday at 2 p.m., daylight saving time, with brief services at the house and continued services in the Longswamp church. Rev. W. F. Bond, of Shamrock, and Rev. W. L. Meckstroth, of Mertztown, will officiate. Interment will be made in the Longswamp cemetery.

Morning Call pg. 7

7/22/1930

Allentown PA

 

Gradwohl

Pearl E.

Buss

 

11/25/2001

Pearl E. Buss, 94, of Fountain Hill, died Sunday, Nov. 25, in Cedarbrook-Fountain Hill Annex. She was the wife of the late Norman R. Buss. She and her husband had managed a campground in Georgia, 1960-65. Born in Nazareth, she was a daughter of the late Oliver and Elsie (Abel) Gradwohl. She was a member of First Nazarene of Bethlehem Church. Survivors: Sons, Conrad of Bangor, Gerald and Nelson, both of Allentown, Richard of Jacksonville, Fla; daughter, Loraine Mamuzich of Bethlehem; sister, Anna Smoyer of Lower Nazareth Township;; brother, Elvin of Hecktown; 18 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded by sons, Leon and Ralph.

Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Bartholomew-Schisler Funeral Home, 211 E. Center St., Nazareth. Call 7-8:30 Wednesday. Contributions: Cedarbrook-Fountain Hill Annex, c/o funeral home.

 

11/27/2001

 

 

Gradwohl

Robert John

 

6/4/1909

12/26/1980

In 1954 Robert was living in Bethlehem, PA. In 1980 he was living at 736 Washington Ave., Bethlehem. He was a metallurgist at Bethlehem Steel Corp. for 40 years before retiring in 1972. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Bethlehem and a director of the North End Wanderers Club, Bethlehem.

Morning Call, pg. B16

12/26/1980

Allentown, PA

Memorial Park Cemetery, Bethlehem, PA

Grant

Arlie Edward

 

3/5/1919

4/27/2002

Arlie E. Grant, 83, of Leesburg, Fla., formerly of Palmer Township and Easton, died April 27 in Leesburg. He was married to Virginia E. Grant for 59 years. He was a frame specialist for Radar-Leuber Oldsmobile and Chrin's Tire and Wheel Alignment, Wilson. He was born in New Germany, Nova Scotia, Canada. He was a Lutheran. Survivors: Wife; sons, William L. of Stockertown, Edward A . of Deptford, N.J.; daughter, Linda D. Jones of Center Valley; three grandchildren.

Arrangements: National Cremation Society, Fruitland Park, Fla.

Easton Times pg.B-6

4/30/2002

Easton PA.

 

Greaser

Frank C.

 

7/14/1923

7/24/2000

Greaser.- Frank, 77, Souderton, Pa., died July 24 of congestive heart failure. Spouse: Ruth Moyer Greaser. Parents: Frank and Hester Cassel Greaser (deceased). Other survivors: children Frank, Cheryl Heacock, Kathleen; two grandchildren.

Funeral: July 27 at Souderton.

The Mennonite

 

 

Souderton Mennonite Cemetery, Souderton, PA

Greenawalt

Morris F.

 

06/30/1882

2/7/1962

Morris F. Greenawalt; 79; 28 Washington St., Topton; died yesterday at home; husband of Martha A. (Grim) Greenawalt; director, Maxatawny Township schools, 6 years; former justice of the peace; member, consistory, Zion Maxatawny United Church of Christ, 41 years; retired clerk, Beck's Feed & Grain Inc., Kutztown; born Greenwich Township; son of the late William & Mary (Braucher) Greenawalt. Survivors: wife; daughters, Mary, wife of Allen Reid, Emmaus R. 1; Esther, wife of Leroy Christman, Lyons; Mabel, wife of Herbert Beiber, Kutztown R. 3; sons, Walter, Wescosville R. 1; William, Kenhorst; Richard, Lewisburg; 6 grandchildren; sisters, Alvesta, Mrs. Louisa Bortz, both Kutztown.

Fritz & Kendall Funeral Home, Kutztown.

Morning Call pg. 55

2/8/1962

Allentown PA

Zion Maxatawny church cemetery

Greiss

Cora Lucina

Kemp

8/14/1901

11/7/1970

Mrs. Cora L. Kemp; 69; Alburtis R. 1; died Saturday, Allentown Osteopathic Hospital; widow of Ralph M. Kemp; born Longswamp Township, Berks County; daughter of the late John & Katie (Reitnauer) Greis; member, Lutheran congregation, Huff's Union Church. Survivors: daughters, Margaret, wife of Charles Zwoyer, Mertztown R. 1; Daisy, wife of Carl Fisher, Topton; sons, Ralph M., at home; Russel W., Topton; sisters, Lila, widow of Charles Kemp; Vesta, wife of Raymond Heiser, both Topton; brothers, John, Clarence, both Topton; William, Norman, both Alburtis R. 1; Robert, Shamrock; Floyd, Mertztown R. 1; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.

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

Morning Call pg. 28

11/9/1970

Allentown PA.

Huff's Union church cemetery

Gresh

John

 

06/30/1832

1/11/1903

 John GRESH, a well-known retired farmer of Frederick township, died unexpectedly from heart failure on Sunday, aged 71 years. He was living with h is son-in-law, John E. GRUBB. The deceased was school director of the Green Tree Creamery Association for many years. His wife and several children preceded him in death. His surviving children are Mrs. GRUBB with whom he lived; Mrs. Henry HAUSEMAN, of Pottstown, and John H. GRESH, the well-known school teacher of Obelisk. He also has a brother living in Norristown and one at Gilbertsville.

The funeral will be held today at 10 a. m. at the house. Interment will be made at Keelor's church. Rev. W.B. FO X, will officiate

Town & Country

1/17/1903

 

Keeler's Ch Cemetery

Gressley

Emmaline R.

Angstadt

09/09/1884

7/5/1945

Mrs. Emaline Angstadt; 60; Mertztown R. 1; died yesterday, Allentown hospital; widow of Robert S. Angstadt, who died 10 years ago; born Longswamp township; daughter of the late Jonathan & Emma (Geist) Gressley; member, New Jerusalem Lutheran church. Survivors: children, Eva Angstadt, at home; Helen, wife of Arthur Wessner, Kutztown R. 2; Corporal Ernest Angstadt, enroute home from service in Italy; Woodrow, at home; Harold, at home; 2 grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Katie Guldin, Topton; Mrs. Charles Bortz, Fleetwood. Buried, New Jerusalem Lutheran church cemetery.

Delong Funeral Home, 107 S. Home, St., Topton.

Morning Call pg. 12

7/6/1945

Allentown PA.

 

Gressley

Hettie Ann

Bortz

07/09/1880

5/10/1969

Mrs. Hettie A. (Gracly) Bortz; 88; Fleetwood; died yesterday morning at home of daughter, Mrs. Carrie Miller, Ferndale Lane, Linfield, Montgomery county; widow of Charles D. Bortz; born Longswamp township; daughter of Johnathan H. and Emmaline (Geist) Gracly; member of Lutheran congregation, New Jerusalem Church. Survivors: daughter, son Johnathan G. Bortz, New Berlinville; three other daughters, Elizabeth, wife of Howard Hill, Northmont, Reading; Verna, wife of Edwin Hinkle, Fleetwood; Marguerite, wife of Harry Fritz, East Macungie; sister, Mrs. Katie Guldin, Topton; 38 grandchildren; 72 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren.

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

Call-Chronicle pg.B-7

5/11/1969

Allentown PA.

New Jerusalem Cemetery, New Jerusalem, PA

Gressley

Jonathan Franklin Henry

 

11/17/1857

10/1/1942

Jonathan Gressley, 85, of 119 S. Home St., Topton, died at 6:18 o'clock last night at the Sacred Heart hospital. He had been admitted there on Sept. 25 for surgical treatment. [The Morning Call, Allentown, PA, Friday, October 2, 1942, page 35] Jonathan F. H. Gressley, 84, Topton, died at 6:18 p.m. Thursday at the Sacred Heart hospital. He had been admitted there Sept. 25 for surgical treatment. Mr. Gressley was born in Weisenberg township, Lehigh county, the son of the late Lenius and Mary, nee Hoffner, Gressley. All of his life was spent as an agrarian, retiring about ten years ago to make his home with a daughter, Mrs. Katie Guldin, Topton. Mr. Gressley was a member of the Lutheran faith and affiliated with New Jerusalem church. Survivors include his wife, Emma, nee Geist, with whom he recently celebrated 62 years of wedded life; three daughters, Mrs. Charles Bortz, Fleetwood R. 2; Mrs. Emma Angstadt, Springtown and the daughter with whom he made his home; 14 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Services at which the Rev. William F. Bond will officiate will be held on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at his late home with further services to follow in New Jerusalem church. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

Morning Call pg.6

10/3/1942

Allentown PA.

New Jerusalem Cemetery, New Jerusalem, PA

Gressley

Mary Katie

Guldin

12/10/1891

9/27/1981

Mrs. Mary Katie Guldin; 89; 119 S. Home St., Topton; died Sunday at home; widow of Solon R. Guldin; born Rockland Township; daughter of the late Jonathan & Emmalin L. (Geist) Greesley; member, Lutheran congregation, New Jerusalem Union Church, Fleetwood R. 1. Survivors: daughter, Mrs. Esther M. Gambler, with whom she lived; 3 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

Trexler-Ludwig Funeral Home, 25 E. Weiss St., Topton.

Morning Call pg. B-6

9/28/1981

Allentown PA.

 

Griesemer

Donald Y.

 

12/6/1924

5/9/2001

Donald died at his residence in Riverview Park, PA. He was the husband of Barbara (Warfield) Griesemer. His first wife, June (Keating) Griesemer, died Aug. 19, 1978. He was employed for several years as a wood pattern maker by 3 Way Pattern Enterprises, Bern Township, retiring in 1990. He was a 1942 graduate of Reading High School and a graduate of Temple University, Philadelphia, with a bachelor's degree in drafting. Don was a Navy veteran of World War II and he was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Reading, and a life member of the Temple Fire Company. He was also survived by three sons: Robert W. Griesemer, East Hampton, N.Y.; David A. Griesemer, Harrisburg; and Richard S. Griesemer, Lancaster. He was predeceased by a son, Ronald M. Griesemer, in 1951, and a daughter, Judith A. (Griesemer) Hatt, in 1994.

 

 

 

Forest Hills Cemetery, Reiffton, PA

Griesemer

Maude J.

Romig

07/12/1881

7/31/1930

Mrs. Maude J. Romig, nee Griesemer, the estimable wife of William C. Romig, a well known Lehigh Valley Transit company conductor, died last evening at 5.30 o'clock at her home, 618 North Sixteenth street, after an illness of two weeks, from a complication of ailments. She was in her 50th year. Born in Macungie, a daughter of Levi and Eliza, nee Roedler, Griesemer, Mrs. Romig has lived in Allentown since 1905. She was among the faithful and active members of Emanuel Reformed church and was affiliated with the Ladies Aid society and Woman's Missionary society of that congregation. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Electric Street Railway Employees, Division 956. Besides her husband, she leaves to mourn her passing a daughter, Dorothy, wife of Robert Hoxworth, this city, together with her parents; a sister, Mrs. Lillie Miller, Macungie, and three brothers, Fred Griesemer, Macungie, and Lesher Griesemer and Riley Griesemer, this city. A son, Ray, died some years ago.

Funeral services will be held at her late home on Monday at 1.30 p.m., with the Rev. Willis D. Mathias, pastor of Emanuel Reformed church, officiating. Interment will be made in the Mertztown cemetery.

Morning Call pg. 5

8/1/1930,

Allentown PA

 

Griffith

Arlyle J.

Smith

10/13/1925

4/12/1997

Arlyle J. Mack, 71, of 25 Dowell St., Slatington, died Saturday, April 12, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of Clarence C. Mack and the late Leonard Smith. She and her second husband were married 38 years in October. She was a secretary for Terry Christman, Palmerton, for many years. Born in Slatington, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Lillie (Serfass) Griffith. She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Slatington. She was a member of the American Legion and Springside auxiliaries, both in Slatington. Survivors: Husband; son, Michael C. of Slatington, and a granddaughter.

Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Harding-Fox Funeral Home, 25-27 N. 2nd St., Slatington. Call 10-11 a.m. Wednesday. Contributions: To the church

Morning Call pg.B-7

4/14/1997

Allentown PA.

Slatington Union Cemetery, Slatington, PA

Grim

Charles J.

 

1932

2/4/1983

Charles J. Grim; 51; Boyertown R. 3; died Friday, Pottstown Memorial Medical Center; husband of Elizabeth E. (DeTurk) Grim; truck driver, Jesse A. Kroninger Trucking Co., Mertztown; born Breinigsville; son of Florence M. (Stoudt) Grim, Mertztown R. 1, and the late Charles V. Grim; member, St. John's Lutheran Church, Boyertown; Army veteran, Korean War. Survivors: widow; mother; daughters, Cheryl N. Hampton, Eshbach, Berks County; Jolene M., at home; son, Michael C., at home; stepson, James Brensinger, New Berlinville, Berks County; stepdaughters, Loran Schwoyer, Kutztown; Diane Heffner, Gilbertsville; Noreen Norris, Boyertown; sister Shirley, wife of Donald Moyer, Boyertown R. 3; brothers, Robert, Dennis, both Mertztown R. 1; Leon, Kutztown; Richard, New Ringgold; Donald, Alburtis; half-brothers, Larry Werley, Bowmanstown; Keith Werley, Allentown; 8 grandchildren.

L. W. Ott Funeral Home, 111 N. Reading Ave., Boyertown.

Call-Chronicle pg. C-22

2/6/1983

Allentown PA.

 

Grim

Charles V. H.

 

5/8/1908

6/5/1978

Charles V. H. Grim; 70; 42 E. Smith St., Topton; died Monday at home of Ida E. Werley, where he lived; born Longswamp Township, Berks County; son of the late Charles & Amanda (Miller) Grim; employed by Semmel Excavating Co., Allentown, 16 years, retiring 1969; former president, Topton Beneficial Association. Survivors: daughter Shirley, Boyertown; sons, Charles, Boyertown; Robert, Mertztown R. 1; Leon, Dennis, both Topton; Donald, Alburtis; Larry, Lehighton R. 4; Keith, at home; brother Irvin, Reading; 5 grandchildren.

Schmoyer Funeral Home, Breinigsville.

Morning Call pg. D-2

6/6/1978

 

Seiberlingsville cemetery, Weisenberg twp PA

Grim

Fern E.

Schwoyer

1/13/1907

8/20/1990

Mrs. Fern E. Schwoyer; 83; Lyon Station; died Monday, Reading Hospital & Medical Center, West Reading; widow of W. Edgar Schwoyer; knitter, Leininger Knitting Mills, Lyons, 48 years, retiring 1969; born Lyons; daughter of the late William H. & Emma (Rapp) Grim; member, Hope Lutheran Church, Bowers. Survivors: sons, William, Alaska; Ronald, Lyons; daughter Nan, wife of Forrest Baver, Kutztown; sister, Margaret Benner, Lyons; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.

Schofer Funeral Home, Topton.

Morning Call pg. B-14

8/22/1990

Allentown Pa.

 

Grim

Florence M

Schwenk

 

12/29/1991

Florence M. Schwenk, 87, of 27 N. 12th St., Catasauqua, died Sunday (29 Dec 1991) in Muhlenberg Hospital Center. She was the wife of the late Norm an H. Schwenk. Born in Whitehall Township, she was a daughter of the late John and Sarah (Lazarus) Grim.*** She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Catasauqua. Survivors: Sons, David D. and Charles W., and a daughter, Mrs. Gladys G. Scherer, all of Catasauqua; brothers, Richard of Philadelphia, Thomas of Gambrills, Md., and Mahlon of Walnutport; sister, Mrs. Lasta Moyer of Northampton; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by sons, Willard and Elwood.

Morning Call

12/31/1991

Allentown PA.

 

Grim

Lizzie E.

Butz

08/20/1894

12/21/1971

Mrs. Lizzie E. Butz; 77; 310 E. Walnut St., Kutztown; died Tuesday at home; widow of Walter D. Butz, former postmaster, Breinigsville; born Weisenberg Township; daughter of the late Edwin & Ellen (Miller) Grim; member, St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Longswamp. Survivors: sisters, Elsie E., wife of William S. Becker, Fleetwood; Mrs. Jennie M. Stump, Taylor, Tex.

William S. Fritz Funeral Home, Kutztown.

Morning Call pg. 10

12/23/1971

Allentown, PA

 

Grim

Lovinia

Smith

01/23/1838

10/24/1924

Mrs. Lovine, widow of Stephen Smith, one of the oldest residents of Topton, passed away at the home of her son, William Smith, of Topton, on Friday at 1.45 o'clock of ills incident to old age. Mrs. Smith was a native of Upper Macungie and was aged 86 years, 9 months and 1 day. She was a daughter of the late Jonas Grim and his wife Eliza Grim. Her husband, who was a member of the firm of Smith & Croll, merchants at Maxatawny, died thirteen years ago. There survives one son, William Smith, and a daughter, Mrs. Edwin Morgan, of Topton, and ten grandchildren.

The funeral will be held from the home of her son at Topton on Tuesday afternoon at 1.30 o'clock.

Services will be conducted at the house by Rev. W. H. Kline. Interment will be made at the convenience of the family in Ziegel church cemetery.

Morning Call pg. 7

10/25/1924

Allentown PA.

 

Grim

Martha Amelia

Greenawalt

07/13/1882

7/9/1969

Mrs. Martha A. Greenawalt; 86; 28 Washington St., Topton; died yesterday at home; widow of Morris F. Greenawalt, who died in 1962; born Maxatawny Township, Berks County; daughter of the late Cyrenius & Amelia (Rabenold) Grim; member, United Church of Christ congregation, Zion Union Church, Maxatawny. Survivors: sons, Walter G., Allentown R. 3; William J., Riverview Park, Reading; Richard J., Shamokin Dam, Snyder County; daughters, Mary G., wife of R. Allen Reid, Emmaus R. 1; Mrs. Esther A. Christman, Lyon Station; Mrs. Mabel F. Bieber, Kutztown R. 3; foster sister, Margaret Clay, Boyertown R. D.; 6 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.

William S. Fritz Funeral Home, Kutztown.

Morning Call pg. 28

7/10/1969

Allentown Pa

Zion Maxatawny church cemetery, Berks CO, PA

Grim

Nathan S.

 

1875

03/29/1895

Nathan Grim, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Grim, died yesterday morning at his home. No 112 North Seventh Street, after three years of intense suffering. While attending grammar school, he became ill from inflammatory rheumatism, which subsequently developed into enlargement of the heart. Deceased was a bright and popular young man. He was in his twentieth year and is survived by his parents and one brother, Henry S. Grim.

 

03/30/1895

 

 

Grim

Peter Knapp

 

01/20/1829

3/28/1900

Peter Knapp Grim, son of David, was born Jan 20, 1829. He was for many years in the tanning business at Allentown, but retired in 1881. In the Civil War he enlisted as a private in Co. C., Fifth Regt., Pa. Vols, and was mustered out Sept 24, 1862. He married, Sept 10, 1850, Elizabeth Kistler Mosser, daughter of Jacob and Salome (Kistler) Mosser. She was born May 2, 1827, and died July 1, 1899. Mr. Grim died March 28, 1900. They had nine children: David, married Sarah Schaffer; Mary Ellen Elizabeth, wife of Wm. J. Frederick; Catharine S.,; Amanda, wife of John S. Hartzell; Emma, died in infancy; Jacob W.; Albert P., married Matilda Hauck, and has one daughter, Florence; Rose Matilda, wife of Charles J. Appel, and Anna M., wife of Lewis O. Shankweiler.

 

 

 

 

Grim

Rosanna Louise

Holl

03/24/1884

12/6/1960

Mrs. Rosanna L. Holl; 76; Kutztown R. 2; died yesterday in home of sister, Mrs. Morris F. Greenawalt, Topton; widow of James F. Holl; born Maxatawny Township; daughter of the late Cyrenius & Amelia (Rabenold) Grim; member, Glad Tidings Tabernacle, Reading. Survivors: sisters, Mrs. Morris F. Greenawalt, Topton; Margaret Clay, Reading.

Fritz & Kendall Funeral Home, Kutztown.

Morning Call pg. 30

12/7/1960

Allentown PA.

Fleetwood Cemetery, Berks CO, PA

Groff

Amy

Denlinger

05/31/1881

8/20/1980

Denlinger, Amy, daughter of Milton and Maria (Rohrer) Groff, was born at Bareville, Pa., May 31, 1881; died at Lancaster, (Pa.) General Hospital on Aug. 20, 1980; aged 99 y. On Nov. 12, 1903, she was married to Henry E. Denlinger, who died on Apr. 30, 1955. Surviving are 4 sons (Paul M., Norman J., Harold E., and Ellis R.), 5 daughters (Vera M. Mellinger, Rhoda M. Herr, Elizabeth D. -Mrs. Raymond A. Hershey, Dorothy D. -Mrs. Warren W. Martin, and A. Mildred Denlinger), 22 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren, 2 foster grandchildren, 8 foster great-grandchildren, 11 foster great-great-grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, 8 step-great-grandchildren, 2 step-great-great-grandchildren, and one sister (Martha Landis). She was preceded in death by one son (Wilmer G.).

She was a member of Paradise Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Aug. 23, in charge of Ted W. Martin, Clair B. Eby, and Harold K. Book; interment in Paradise Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Gospel Herald - Volume 73, Number 40 - page 782

9/30/1980

 

Paradise Mennonite Cemetery, Paradise, PA

Groff

David B.

 

09/09/1849

5/22/1934

Groff.-David B., son of the late David and Elizabeth (Buckwalter) Groff, was born near Bird-in-Hand, Pa., Sept. 9, 1849; died at his home in Lancaster, Pa., May 22, 1934; aged 84 y. 8 m. 13 d. On Dec. 9, 1875, he was united in marriage to Fannie H. Kauffman who preceded him in death 18 years ago. He is survived by these children; Amos K. of Leola; Emma K. (wife of Wm. H. Good), Spring City; Elmer K. of near Witmer; Willis K. of West Willow; and Lizzie and Naomi K. at home; also 24 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He was the last of a family of 10 children, and was a member of Mellinger's Mennonite Church for many years. When 21 years of age he had typhoid fever, but the rest of his many, many years he enjoyed very good health, until 3 months ago when he had an attack at his heart, from which he peacefully fell asleep.

Funeral services were conducted May 26 at Mellinger's Mennonite Church by Elmer Martin and David L. Landis. Text, Psa. 73:23, 24. Burial in adjoining cemetery.

Gospel Herald

 

 

 

Groff

Edna K.

Anders

6/23/1908

1/10/2002

Anders.- Edna K., 93, Souderton, Pa., died Jan. 10. Spouse: (1st) William Strohe (deceased), (2nd) Alvin Anders (deceased). Parents: Jacob and Lizzie Kulp Groff (deceased). Survivors: step-children Margaret "Peg" Free d, Fran Delp, Reuben Anders, A. Dale Anders; 19 step-grandchildren; 38 step-great-grandchildren; nine step-great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral: Jan. 13 at Souderton Mennonite Home.

The Mennonite

2/19/2002

 

Souderton Mennonite Cemetery

Groff

Jacob A.

 

12/29/1881

3/1/1963

Groff, Jacob A., son of Henry and Emma (Allebach) Groff, was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Dec. 29, 1881; died at the Eastern Mennonite Home, Souderton, Pa., March 1, 1963; aged 81 y. 2 m. 2 d. He was married to Lizzie KuIp, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Edna-Mrs. William Strobe and Viola-Mrs. Peter Hunsberger, 4 sisters (Mrs. Hanna Moyer, Mrs. Ella Hill, Mrs. Clarence Godshall, and Mrs. Henry K. Nice), and 2 brothers (Allen A. and Harvey A.). He was a member of the Souderton Church.

Funeral services were held at the Eastern Mennonite Home, March 6, in charge of Russell B. Musselman and Marvin M. Anders.

Gospel Herald

 

 

 

Groman

Albert H.

 

11/01/1851

8/19/1932

Albert H. Groman, age 83: Albert H. Groman, retired Perkasie carpenter, died at the home of his son- in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Crouthamel, Perkasie, Friday (19 Aug 1932) as the result of a stroke suffered a week ago. Mr. Groman, whose wife preceded him in death in 1924, is survived by 4 children, Mrs. Katie Fitzgerald, Schwenkville; Mrs. Alice Crouthamel, Perkasie, with whom he resided; Mrs. Lucy Barndt, of Quakertown and William Groman, Almont.

Bucks Co Intelligencer

8/26/1932

 

Jerusalem Union Cemetery, Bucks Co

Groman

David E.

 

1942

7/18/2002

David E. Groman Sr., 60, of Slatington, died July 18, 2002 in St. Luke 's Hospital, Allentown Campus. He was the companion of Janet Engleman, with whom he resided. He was a truck driver and heavy equipment operator for Imperial Excavating and Paving Co., Allentown, before retiring in 2002. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Clarence and Mabel (DeLong) Groman. Survivors: Companion; daughters, Debbie Conrad of Allentown, Dee R ay of Inwood, W. Va., Dana Sicher of Cartwright, Okla.; sons, Jack W. Geist and David E. II, both of Allentown, Don K. of Fort Worth, Texas; brother, Ray of Allentown; 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren.

Services: none. Call 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, 16th and Hamilton streets, Allentown.

The Morning Call

7/19/2002

Allentown, PA

 

Groman

John

 

08/11/1828

09/18/1887

John Groman, one of nine children of Samuel and Catharine; born August 11, 1828 in Upper Saucon; died September 18, 1887 in West Bethlehem; buried in Union cemetery; Salem Lutheran; in 1862 came to Bethlehem; brakeman on North Penn Railroad. MARRIED Miss Sarah Fretz, daughter of Abram and Ann of Plumsteadville, Bucks county, December 17, 1861 by Rev. Joshua Yeager; survived by wife; mother (age 86); children: Orlando D; Emma (Mrs. Samuel P. Beggs); Annie E., of Bethlehem; brother and sister: David; Jacob of West Bethlehem; Joseph of Freemansburg; Ella (Mrs. George Moyer); Catharine (Mrs. Jeremiah Schwartz), both of Centre Valley.

Bethlehem Globe Times

 

Bethlehem, Northampton, PA,

Union cemetery

Gross

Arbutus Elizabeth

Stephens

12/2/1919

4/2/2001

Arbutus E. "Peggy" Breinig, 81, of Orefield, died Monday, April 2, in the hospice unit of Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Benton Breinig and the late Walter Stephens. She was a steam presser at various Lehigh Valley factories for 40 years before retiring in 1980. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Norman and Bertha (Hahn) Gross. Survivors: Son, Daryl W. Stephens of Orefield; daughters, Patricia Keck of Kutztown, Carole Bosch of Allentown; brother, Emerson Gross of Bath; 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, K.V. Knopp Funeral Home, 46 E. Susquehanna St., Allentown. Call 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Contributions: To Dorothy Morgan Cancer Center, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, or Lehigh Valley Hospice, Allentown.

Morning Call

4/3/2001

Allentown, PA

Cedar Hill Cemetery, Allentown, PA

Gross

Christiana

Swartley

11/07/1864

6/22/1927

Swartley.--Christina, daughter of the late Bishop Samuel and Lydia Gross, was born at Fountainville, Pa., Nov.7, 1864; died at her home in Bucks Co., Pa., June 22, 1927; aged 62 y. 7 m. 15 d. On Jan. 22, 1887, she was married to Wm. H. H. Swartley. This union was blessed with 9 children, 8 sons and 1 daughter. She is survived by her husband, 7 sons (Harvey, Mahlon, Henry, Jacob, Raymond). 1 sister (Lydia Gross) 2 brothers (Isaac Gross, Henry Gross). A son, a daughter, and 2 grandchildren preceded her. She was a consistent member of the Doylestown, Pa., Mennonite Church 40 yrs. She will be greatly missed in her home, in the community, in the church, and the Sunday school of which she was a teacher for many years. She was stricken suddenly with a heart attack on the morning of June 4, and was critically ill for 18 days, when she peacefully fell asleep in Jesus.

Funeral services were held June 27 at the house by Bro. Jacob Moyer and G. Kuns (of the Brethren Church) and at the Church by Bros. Mahlon Gross, Jos. Ruth, and Jonas Mininger.

Gospel Herald

 

 

 

Gross

Elmer M.

 

08/27/1894

7/4/1982

Gross.- Elmer M., son of William and Libby (Myers) Gross Bishop, was born in Plumstead Twp., Pa., Aug. 27, 1894; died of pneumonia at Souderton, Pa., July 4, 1982; aged 87 y. On June 9, 1919, he was married to Ellen Moyer, who died in April 1965. Surviving is one son (William E. Gross ), 2 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.

He was a member of Blooming Glen Mennonite Church where funeral services were held on July 17, in charge of Mark M. Derstine, Paul Glanzer, and David F. Derstine; interment in the Blooming Glen Mennonite Church Cemetery

Gospel Herald

 

 

Blooming Glen Mennonite Cemetery

Gross

Isaac

 

07/18/1821

4/19/1905

Gross.-Isaac Gross of Plumstead, Pa., died April 19, 1905, from a complication of diseases, aged 83 years and 9 months.

Funeral from his late residence, April 22, by the brethren John M. Leathman in German and Henry G. Anglemoyer in English; spoke words of comfort, text- "What I say unto you I s ay unto all, watch." At the church Bishop Henry Rosenberger and Jacob Ruth spoke. Text- Set thy house in order." The deceased expressed a readiness to meet his maker, which is most gratifying, both to the bereaved as w ell as those who are to officiate at such occasions. Isaac Gross was the s on of Minister Christian Gross, and grandson of Bishop Jacob Gross, who emigrated from Germany to Deep Run, Pa. He lived and died on the same far m, was a farmer all his life. Up to his death he had the farm under his jurisdiction. He was married twice and left a sorrowing widow and six children, four sons and two daughters. Samuel W. Gross, Sarah W. Gross Gaymen, M ay W. Gross Moyer and Ephraim W. Gross from first marriage; Isaac Gross and Alfred Gross of second marriage. Brother Gross was a strong and robust man physically until a short time before his death when his tabernacle gave way, and it soon proved that his end was nigh.

Gospel Witness

 

 

Deep Run East Cemetery

Gross

Mabel

Hendricks

11/21/1910

8/24/2001

Hendricks.- Mabel, 90, Green Lane, Pa., died Aug. 24 (2001) of heart disease. Spouse: Marvin Hendricks. Parents: Mahlon and Annie Roe Gross (deceased). Other survivors: children Curt, Pearl Walters, Edie Rupp, Esther Davis, Ruth Gent, Fern Vasey; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren.

Funeral: Aug. 29 at Wellspring Church of Skippack (Pa.)

The Mennonite

 

 

Wellspring Ch Cemetery, Skippack, Montgomery Co

Gross

Norman Tobias

 

10/24/1889

10/19/1960

Norman T. Gross of Wescoesville R. 1, died this morning in his home. He was 70. Born in Richlandtown, he was a son of the late Tobias and Matilda Rothrock Gross. He was a retired employee of Serfass Construction Co. and was a Lutheran. Surviving are his wife, Florence M. Sames Gross; five sons, Harold H. of Summit Lawn, Kenneth of California, Emerson of Bethlehem R. 3, Willis of Allentown R. 60, and Leon Felbach of Hialeah, Fla.; four daughters, Mrs. Arbutus Stephens of Bethlehem R. 20, Mrs. Robert Wenzer of Allentown, Mrs. Grace Smith of Manhattan Beach, Calif., and Mrs. Dorothy Heckert of Bethlehem; a sister, Mrs. Emma Hoeflich of Philadelphia, 29 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Two other sons were killed in wars.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Kulik Funeral Home, 1311 Broadway, Bethlehem. Burial will be in Shoenersville Cemetery.

 

 

 

Shoenersville Cemetery, Allentown, PA

Gross

Susan C.

Youngkin

01/22/1843

5/3/1926

Mrs. Susan C. Gross Youngkin, widow of Jeremiah A. Youngkin, died at 6:40 this morning at the residence of her sister, Mrs. James W. Koehler, 640 High Street, Bethlehem, of a complication of ailments, aged 83 years. She was born in Bethlehem Township & was a member of St. John's Reformed Church, Farmersville. Two sisters survive her.

Funeral on Tuesday afternoon with services & interment at Farmersville.

Easton Express, page 13

5/3/1926

Easton, PA

Lutheran Union Cemetery, Farmersville, PA

Gruver

Anna Marie

Shupp

6/11/1908

7/12/1995

Anna M. Shupp, 87, of Cedar View Apts., South Whitehall Township, formerly of 522 N. St. George St., Allentown, died Wednesday in her home. She was the wife of the late Norman C. Shupp. She was a nurse's aide at Dr. Hope T.M. Ritter's office, Allentown, for 20 years. Previously, she was a secretary at the former Helfrich and Kohler law firm, Allentown, for five years. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Edwin R. and Bertha F. (Weaver) Gruver. She was a member of Dubbs Memorial United Church of Christ, Allentown, and coordinator of the its holiday bazaar for many years. Survivors: Daughter, Mrs. Nancy A. Zellner of Macungie; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Trexler Funeral Home, 1625 Highland St., Allentown. Call 10-11 a.m. Wednesday.

Morning Call, pg. A-10

7/14/1995

Allentown, PA

 

Guidon

Anna

Buss

1948

05/2005

Mrs. Anna Buss, 57 of 345 Juniata St., Freemansburg, died Friday in St. Luke's Hospital. She was the wife of Ralph N. Buss. Born in Freemansburg, she was a daughter of the late Andrew and Anna (Buchshan) Guidon. She was a member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Freemansburg. Surviving with her husband are two sons, Ralph of Nazareth and John of Freemansburg; a daughter Carol, wife of Jeffrey Kametz of Hellertown; two brothers, Andrew &Charles and a sister Kathleen, wife of Bruce Gibson, all of Freemansburg and six grandchildren Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the church. Calling hours will be 7-9 p.m. Monday in the Connell Funeral Home, 245 E. Broad St, Bethlehem.

The Morning Call Page: B32

5/23/1987

Allentown PA.

 

Guldin

Esther M.

Gambler

7/12/1913

1/20/1986

Esther M. Gambler; 72; 119 S. Home Ave., Topton; died Monday, Liberty Nursing Center, Allentown; kitchen aide, dietary department, Lutheran Home, Topton, over 15 years, retiring 1978; born Rockland Township, Berks County; daughter of the late Solon R. and Mary Katie (Gressley) Guldin; member, Lutheran congregation, New Jerusalem Union Church, Fleetwood R.1. Survivors: sons, Karl L., Topton; Mark S., Linstead, Berks County; Tech Sgt. Neal J., Keesler Air Force Base, Ocean Springs, Miss.; 10 grandchildren.

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

Morning Call pg. B-6

1/21/1986

Allentown PA.

Zion Maxatawny Union Cemetery, Maxatawny Township, PA

Guldin

Irene E.

Isamoyer

5/31/1904

4/12/1981

Mrs. Irene E. Isamoyer; 76; Mertztown R. 1; died Sunday, Allentown Hospital; wife of George U. Isamoyer; married 58 years, March 31; born Maxatawny Township; daughter of the late Yoder R. & Emma P. (Haas) Guldin; member, United Church of Christ congregation, Zion Union Church, Maxatawny. Survivors: husband; daughters, Anna P., wife of Fred E. Eisenhard, Emmaus; Betty E., wife of Charles W. Oswald, Mertztown R. 1; Joyce L., wife of Leon Q. Neimeyer, Mertztown R. 1; Jean I., wife of Niles R. Althouse, Mertztown R. 2; sons, Herbert Y., at home; Harold U., Lyons; George A., Mertztown R. 1; Edwin C., Fleetwood R. 2; sister, Mrs. Elsie Stauffer, Emmaus; 25 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren.

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

Morning Call pg. C-7

4/13/1981

Allentown PA.

Zion Union Cemetery, Maxatawny Township, PA

Guldin

Solon Reuben

 

01/15/1891

12/11/1931

Solon R. Guldin, a highly esteemed resident of Topton, passed away at his late home on Home avenue, yesterday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock of complications. He had been ill for only a short time and his death will come as a distinct surprise to his host of friends. He was in his forty-first year. Mr. Guldin was born in Longswamp township, the son of James and Limella, nee Kershner, Guldin, and for the past eleven years was employed as office manager for E. J. Rohrbach. He was an active member of the F.P.A. of Topton and of the Maxatawny Zion church, on the Reformed side. He also took an active part in the work of St. Peter's Reformed Sunday school of which he was a faithful member. There survive to mourn his loss, in addition to his bereaved widow, M. Katie (nee Gressley) Guldin, and his parents, one daughter, Esther, at home. The following brothers and sisters also survive: Charles, Billingham, Wash.; Grover, Trexlertown; Mrs. William Thompson, Allentown; Mrs. Peter Knappenberger, Emaus; Mrs. Geo. Heffner, Fleetwood; and Lawson and James, of Topton.

Funeral services will be held from his late home, Home avenue, Topton, on Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Further services will be held from Zion's Maxatawny church with Rev. George B. Smith officiating. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend without further notice.

Morning Call pg.5

12/12/1931

Allentown PA.

 

Guth

Irene E.

Dorney

   

Irene E. Dorney member of Weisenberg Lutheran Church Irene E. Dorney, 88, of New Tripoli, died Dec. 17, 2003, in Mosser Nursing Home, Trexlertown. She was the wife of the late Wilbur H. Dorney. She was the owner of Dorney's Pick Your Own Strawberries, New Tripoli, for 27 years before retiring in 1985. A daughter of the late Joseph E. and Esther I. (Roth) Guth, she was born in Allentown. She was a member of Weisenberg Lutheran Church, New Tripoli. Survivors include sons, Roger W. at home, Dennis J. of New Tripoli; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Contributions may be made to the church. Arrangements by Keller Funeral Home, Fogelsville.

 

 

 

 

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