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Haas

Alice Eliza

Schmoyer

11/25/1865

9/14/1920

Alice, wife of Llewellyn Schmoyer, aged 54 years, died Tuesday at her home near Kroninger's greenhouses from a complication of diseases, after an illness of only two days. She is survived by her husband, these children: Mrs. Mahlon Boehm, of Topton; Minerva, Adam, Arthur and Dorothy, at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Haas, of Topton, and three brothers, James and William Haas, of Topton, and Jeremiah Haas, of Pennsburg.

The funeral will be held from her late home on Saturday afternoon at 1.30 o'clock.

Services at the house will be followed by services in the Mertztown church, with burial in the cemetery adjoining.

Morning Call, page 6

9/16/1920

Allentown, PA

 

Haas

Caroline

Butz

01/08/1829

2/8/1903

Carolina, wife of Peter Butz, the undertaker of near Breinigsville, died on Sunday morning. Last Wednesday, Mrs. Butz went to the attic for a can of lard and on her way down, she slipped on the third step from the bottom and fell heavily against a large chest, which was standing on a platform at the foot of the staircase. She had been suffering from a bad cold and the shock of the fall weakened her very much and she died from the effects of it yesterday morning. The deceased was 74 years old. She is survived by her husband, Peter Butz; one daughter, Mrs. Daniel Dengler, who resides at home, and two grandchildren. Mrs. Butz's maiden name was Carolina Haas and was the only surviving member of the family, her parents dying when she was quite young.

The funeral will be held on Friday morning at 9.30 o'clock at her late residence.

Services will also be held at Longswamp Church, Rev. Nevin Helffrich officiating. Interment in cemetery adjoining.

Morning Call pg. 4

2/10/1903

Allentown PA.

Longswamp, PA

Haas

Catharine

Trexler

07/23/1851

10/31/1923

Mrs. Kathryn Trexler, an elderly and highly respected resident of Topton, was almost instantly killed at 7.30 o'clock last night when she was struck by a freight engine on the P. and R. railroad crossing at Topton. Mrs. Trexler, together with a neighbor, was on her way to attend a Halloween social. In an effort to make time, it is said she crossed the railroad tracks despite the fact that the safety gates were lowered. She died twenty minutes after being struck. Mrs. Trexler is survived by four children: Morris G. Trexler, Topton merchant; Harold Trexler, assistant cashier of the Topton National Bank; Mrs. H. A. Miller, Topton; and Mrs. H. W. Saul, wife of a Kutztown physician. Her husband preceded her in death two years ago.

Morning Call pg. 5

11/1/1923

Allentown PA.

 

Haas

Ella S.

Croddy

11/5/1904

12/27/1953

Mrs. Ella S. (Haas) Croddy, 49, wife of Max R. Croddy, died early Sunday morning at her home, 22 W. Franklin St., Topton. A daughter of James F. Haas and the late Annie (Butz) Haas, she was born in Topton and was a member of the Reformed Faith of Longswamp Union Church. Surviving besides her husband and father are a sister, Hilda, wife of Victor J. Boyer, Topton, and a brother, Nevin Haas, of Douglasville R. 1.

Morning Call pg. 6

12/28/1953

Allentown PA.

 

Haas

Ellamina

Weiler

12/1849

3/17/1943

Mrs. Ellen Weiler; 94; 713 Turner St., Allentown; died yesterday, Allentown hospital; born 1849, Longswamp; daughter of the late Nathan & Eliza (Butz) Haas; 1868, moved to Allentown in 1868; husband, John F. Weiler Sr., who died 22 years ago, had wholesale liquor business, Center Square, many years; charter member, Salem Reformed church, Allentown. Survivors: son, John F. Weiler Jr., Allentown; daughter, Jennie Weiler, at home; 2 children preceded her in death.

Morning Call pg 5

3/18/1943

Allentown, PA

 

Haas

Hilda M.

Boyer

2/3/1903

1/30/1990

Mrs. Hilda M. Boyer; 86; formerly Topton; died Tuesday, Lutheran Home, Topton; widow of Victor J. Boyer; born Topton; daughter of the late James and Annie (Butz) Haas; member, St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Topton. Survivors: 5 step-grandchildren.

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

Morning Call, page B-9

1/31/1990

Allentown, PA

 

Haas

James F.

 

08/08/1867

1/27/1965

James F. Haas; 97; Wednesday at home; retired Caloric Corp. employee; cigarmaker; husband of the late Annie (Butz) Haas; born Longswamp Township; son of the late Franklin and Catherine (Kercher) Haas; member, St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Topton. Survivors: son Nevin, Douglassville R. 1; daughter Hilda, wife of Victor J. Boyer, Free Hall, Topton, with whom he resided; one grandson; three great-grandchildren.

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

Morning Call, page 17

1/29/1965

Allentown, PA

 

Haas

Mary Ann

Geiger

04/03/1812

06/28/1897

Mrs. Mary Geiger died at the resident of her son, George Geiger, at Mertztown, aged 84 years.

Funeral this morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. M. H. Brensinger officiating.

Morning Call, page 1

7/1/1897

Allentown, PA

St. Paul's Cemetery, Longswamp Township, PA

Haas

Miriam G.

Confer

1912

11/27/1986

Mrs. Miriam G. Confer; 74; 37 School St., Alburtis; died Thursday, Lehigh Valley Hospital Center; widow of Warren H. Confer; born Upper Macungie Township; daughter of the late Edgar & Sallie (Bittner) Haas. Survivors: sons, Warren R., Topton; Carl K., Mertztown; Robert C., Emmaus R.1; David S., Trexlertown; Eugene G., Alburtis; Richard L., Alburtis; Ronald P., Alburtis; Lloyd, Alburtis; William E., Alburtis R. 1; Donald J., Alburtis R.1; daughters, Margaret S., wife of Chester Rohrbach, Breinigsville; Janet I., wife of Carl Pauley, Mertztown R.2; Mary G., wife of Donald Fogelman, Mertztown R.1; Marian J., wife of Oscar Hinnershitz, Fleetwood R.3; Mrs. Shirley M. Kramer, Kutztown R.2; Dorothy E., wife of Paul Keefer, Alburtis; Susan J., wife of Robert Haberle, Alburtis; brother Edgar, Wescosville; sister, Goldie Tercha, Trexlertown; 41 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren.

Schmoyer Funeral Home, Breinigsville.

Morning Call B-14

11/28/1986

 Allentown, PA

 

Haas

Nevin

 

8/5/1901

4/8/1967

Nevin B. Haas; 65; Douglassville R. 1, Berks County; died Saturday, St. Joseph's Hospital, Reading; husband of the former Linnie Schmoyer; teacher, Elementary schools, Union Township, 1923-1963; born Topton; son of the late James F. & Annie (Butz) Haas; member, St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Birdsboro; member, state & local associations, retired teachers. Survivors: widow; son, Rodney S., Littleton, Colo.; sister Hilda, wife of Victor J. Boyer, Topton; 3 grandchildren.

Shalkop Funeral Home, 443 E. 1st St., Birdsboro.

Morning Call pg.11

4/10/1967

Allentown PA.

St. Paul's Cemetery, Amity, Berks co, PA

Hacker

Rose T.

Brobst

6/10/1915

3/23/1995

Lower Macungie, Lehigh Co. March 24, 1995 Rose T. Brobst, 79, of Lower Macungie Township died Thursday in her home. The Lehigh County coroner's office said an autopsy will be performed. She was the wife of Willard E. "Bill" Brobst. They were married 30 years last July. She was a sewing machine operator for 45 years until retiring in 1970, last working for Jo Mar Manufacturing Co., Allentown. Born in Stiles, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Eva (Tanzos) Hacker. She was a past president of Unami Fish and Game Auxiliary, Emmaus, past president of the Allentown Moose, and past recording secretary of the local International Garment Workers Union, Allentown. She was a member of Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, Emmaus. Survivors: Husband; son, Robert W. of Allentown; daughter, Mary Louise, wife of Edwin J. Baker of State College; brother Martin of Bethlehem; sister, Mrs. Mary Praides of West Islip, Long Island, NY, and three grandchildren.

Services: 1 p.m. Monday in the church. Call noon to 1 p.m. Monday in the church. Arrangements, Stephens Funeral Home, Allentown.

 

 

 

 

Hackman

Christian Moyer

 

09/29/1843

09/29/1843

Hockman.-Christian M. Hockman was born Sept. 29, 1843; died Aug. 2, 1921; aged 77 y. 10 m. 3 d. He is survived by his widow, 2 sons, and 2 daughters. He was a member of the Mennonite Church at Blooming Glen.

Funeral services were conducted at the house by Bros. Peter Loux and W. R. Moyer, and at the Church by Bros. Frank Swartz, Jacob Rush and Enos Wismer.

Gospel Herald

 

 

Blooming Glen Mennonite Cemetery

Hackman

Morris Wile

 

11/29/1885

11/30/1968

Hackman.- Morris W., son of Joseph and Sophia (Wile) Hackman, was born in Franconia Twp., Nov. 29, 1885; died at the Rockhill Mennonite Home, Sellersville, Pa., Sept. 30 1968; aged 82 y. 10 m. 1 d. On May 29, 1909, he was married to Maggie Freed, who died in April 1958. He is survived by 2 daughters (Vandala F. Hackman and Sylvia-Mrs. John H. Moyer), a foster daughter (Mrs. Esther M. Anders), 6 grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Catherine Moyer).

He was a member of the Franconia Church, where funeral services were held on Oct. 4, with Leroy Godshall, Floyd Hackman, and Curtis Bergey officiating; interment in the adjoining cemetery.

 

 

 

Franconia Mennonite Cemetery, Franconia Township, Montgomery County, PA

Hackman

Paul M.

 

1/29/1932

3/28/1991

Hackman, Paul M., 59. Born: Jan. 29, 1932, Elroy, Pa., to Harrison D. and Lizzie A. (Moyer) Hackman. Died: Mar. 28, 1991, Norristown, Pa., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Faye M. Martin; children: Galan P., Bryan G., Arlin D .; 6 grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Samuel M., Harrison M., Norman M ., Katie Martin, Naomi M., Pauline Nice, Eva Hershey.

Funeral: Mar. 31, Norristown New Life Mennonite Church, by Paul D. Leichty, and Apr. 1, Franconia Mennonite Church, by Paul M. Lederach and Floyd Hackman. Burial: Franconia Mennonite Church Cemetery. Paul was ordained to the ministry in 19 56 and served churches in Norristown, Pa., and Hudson Lake, Ind

Gospel Herald

 

 

Franconia Mennonite Cemetery

Hackman

Samuel D.

 

12/01/1895

08/1981

Hackman.- Samuel D., son of Samuel and Katie (Detweiler) Hackman, was born in Franconia Twp., Pa., Dec. 1, 1895; died at Eastern Mennonite Home, Souderton, Pa., Aug. 3, 1981; aged 85 y. He was married to Sallie Gehman, who died in 1951. On Jan. 28, 1953, he was married to Grace Bergey, who survives Also surviving are one foster daughter (Alma D. Kulp-Mrs. Samuel N. Derstine) and one brother (Raymond D. Hackman). He was preceded in death by a foster son (Clayton H. Detweiler) in 1975 and 4 brothers. On Mar. 9, 1948, he was ordained to the office of deacon.

He was a member of Franconia Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Aug. 7, in charge of Paul Glanzer, Leroy Godshall, Earl Anders, and Curtis Bergey; interment in adjoining cemetery.

Gospel Herald

 

 

Franconia Mennonite Cemetery, Montgomery Co

Hackman

Samuel F.

 

02/02/1862

11/5/1942

Hackman. - Samuel F. Hackman was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Feb. 2, 1862; died at the home of a son (Samuel D. Hackman) in Franconia, Pa., Nov. 5, 1942; aged 80 y. 9 m. 3 d. He had been in failing health for the past eight and a half years, at times being bedfast. However, the greater part of this time he was able to be up and about and at times was able to attend church services, which he greatly enjoyed, having been permitted to attend church less than two weeks before he passed away. His last illness was of short duration, being bedfast less than five days, and passed away rather unexpectedly, being conscious to the end. Nov. 18, 1882, he was married to Kate S. Detweiler who preceded him Dec. 12, 1931. Since this time he made his home with his son Samuel. This union was blessed with six sons (Henry D., Hatfield, Pa.; Tyson D., Souderton, Pa.; Harrison D., deceased; Elmer D., Narberth, Pa.; Samuel D., Franconia; and Raymond D., Hatfield).

The funeral took place Nov. 9, from his son's home, followed by services at the Franconia Mennonite Church, where he had been a member for many years. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

Services in charge of Bros. Menno B. Souder, Elwood D. Derstine, Arthur Ruth, and John Lapp. Text, Rev. 21:7.

Gospel Herald

 

 

Franconia Mennonite Cemetery, Montgomery County, PA

Hagenbuch

Paul D.

 

3/22/1912

5/9/2003

Paul D. Hagenbuch, 91, of Bethlehem Township, died May 9 in Fellowship Manor, Whitehall Township. He was married to Dorothy C. (Moser) Hagenbuch for 67 years last month. He was a pattern maker for the former Bethlehem Steel Corp. for 45 years before retiring in 1976. Born in Moorestown, he was a son of the late Leroy and Sarah Hagenbuch. He was a member of Ebenezer Bible Fellowship Church, Bethlehem Township, where he was a treasurer and part-time teacher for the Sunday school, building fund treasurer, and member of the men's and church choirs. He was a former pitcher for the Monocacy Indians Baseball Team and captain of the Portuguese Soccer Club, both of Bethlehem. Survivors: Wife; son, Neil P. of Schwenksville, Montgomery County; daughter, Lucille D. Evans of Sinking Spring, Berks County; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Long Funeral Home, 500 Linden St., Bethlehem. Call 10-11 a.m. Tuesday. Contributions: To the church.

Morning Call, pg. B-10

5/11/2003

Allentown, PA

Memorial Park Cemetery, Bethlehem, Northampton Co., PA

Hagey

Abram G.

 

5/20/1903

8/18/1959

Hagey, Abram G., son of Abraham D. and Marietta (Godshall) Hagey, was born May 20, 1903, in Franconia Twp., Pa.; died of carcinoma on Aug. 18, 1959, at Souderton, Pa., on the original Hagey homestead, built in 1773; aged 56 y. 2 m. 29 d. On June 3, 1925, he was married to Mary Freed, who survives. Occupation: poultry farmer. Also surviving are one daughter (Dorothy-Mrs. Russell Freed, Souderton, Pa.), 5 grandchildren, 4 sisters (Mrs. Mahlon Alderfer, Franconia; Mrs. Harry M. Bergey, Telford; Mrs. Marvin K. Landis, and Mrs. Paul C. Nice, Souderton), 2 brothers (Henry G., Souderton and Clarence G., Franconia), 4 stepsisters and one stepbrother (Mrs. Katie Erb, Mrs. Stanley Souder, and Allen Young, all of Harleysville; Mrs. Wilmer M. Alderfer and Mrs. Alvin M. Landis, both of Souderton).

He was a member of the Franconia Church, where funeral services were held Aug. 22 in charge of Curtis Bergey and Menno Souder.

Gospel Herald

 

 

Franconia Mennonite Cemetery, Franconia Township, Montgomery County, PA

Hahn

Bertha Mae

Gross

12/09/1887

10/13/1937

Mrs. Norman T. Gross Bertha M., nee Hahn, wife of Norman T. Gross of Farmington, Allentown, R.D. 60, died at 3:40 a.m. yesterday at Sacred Heart hospital of a complication of ailments. Mrs. Hahn was admitted to the hospital a few hours prior to her death. She was in her 50th year. Born at East Catasauqua, a daughter of the late Freeman and Elizabeth (Sloyer) Hahn, she had lived in this section the greater part of her life, and was held in high regard by her neighbors and friends. Besides her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Grace, wife of John Smith, Bethlehem, and Arbutus and June, at home; six sons, Harold, Allentown R.D. 60; Lester, Wisconsin; Kenneth, Bridgeport, Conn.; Emerson, Allentown, and Alton and Willis, at home, together with nine grandchildren, and two brothers, George Hahn, Northampton, and Lewis Hahn, Bath.

Arrangements for the funeral had not been completed last night.

 

 

 

Shoenersville Cemetery; Allentown, PA

Haines

Clarence C.

 

10/31/1906

4/17/1971

Clarence C. Haines; 64; 54 E. 2nd St., Alburtis; died Saturday at home; husband of Helen M. (Brause) Haines; office worker, Air Products & Chemicals Co., Trexlertown; born Alburtis; son of the late Irwin & Ella (Winkler) Haines; member, Zion Lehigh Lutheran Church, Alburtis R. 1. Survivors: widow; daughter, Joyce A., wife of Charles Wotring, Alburtis; sister Clara, wife of Arthur Stump, Alburtis; brothers, Arthur, Macungie R. 2; Elmer, Alburtis; 3 grandsons.

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

Call-Chronicle pg.D-6

4/18/1971

Allentown PA

 

Haines

Sallie

Romig

03/27/1856

12/23/1934

Death at 12.30 o'clock yesterday afternoon called Mrs. Sallie C. Romig, nee Haines, widow of George O. Romig, the end coming at her home, the residence of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John Stettler, 922 Delaware avenue, Bethlehem. She was in her 79th year. Mrs. Romig, a native of Upper Macungie township, Lehigh county, had been in ill health for the past seven years. She suffered a stroke ten days ago and this hastened her death. She was a daughter of the late Joseph and Susan, nee Schlegel, Haines. She had lived with the Stettler family in Bethlehem since the death of her husband nineteen years ago. She was a faithful member for many years of the Reformed congregation of the Mertztown church, and was held in high esteem by a wide circle of friends. Besides her daughter, Mrs. John Stettler, of Bethlehem, she is survived by three sons, William C. and Warren O. Romig, both of Allentown, and Fred G. Romig, Bethlehem, together with eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Adam Desch, Emaus; Mrs. Bert Holden, Ilion, N.Y., and Mrs. Alice Haas, Lincoln, Neb., and three brothers, Jacob and Joseph Haines, Cetronia, and Wilson Haines, Allentown.

The funeral will be held from her late home on Wednesday at 1 p.m., with brief services at the house and continued services in the Mertztown church. Interment will be made in the cemetery adjoining the church.

Morning Call pg.7

12/24/1934

Allentown Pa.

 

Haldeman

Abraham

 

07/04/1814

03/21/1883

HALTEMAN.-On the 21st of March, in Juniata county, Pa., of heart disease, Abraham Halteman* son of Bishop, Abraham Halteman, (who departed this life about 17 years ago) aged 68 years, 8 months and 17 days. He was a member of the Mennonite Church,* Brother Halteman leaves two sons and two daughters to mourn their loss.

Buried at the brick church near Richfield. Service by William, Jacob and Thomas Graybill.

Herald of Truth Pages 140,141 Volume XX, Number 9

05/01/1883

 

brick church near Richfield

Haldeman

Benjamin B.

 

10/15/1840

09/16/1887

HALTEMAN. - On the 16th of September in Chester county, Pa,. of cancer, of which he suffered very severely for some time, Benjamin Halteman, aged 46 years and 11 months. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, and seemed to have an abiding hope in Christ. He was buried at Coventry burying ground on the 20th. He had selected for his funeral text, Phillippians 1:21 - 23. He desired that at his funeral no display should be mad e, but that he should have a plain burial; a request which is worthy of imitation in this day of vanity. May God comfort the bereaved family and sanctify this affliction to their salvation.

Herald of Truth pp 318,319

10/15/1887

 

Coventry Mennonite Cemetery

Haldeman

Isaac

 

03/28/1822

09/07/1882

Haldeman.- September 7th, in Frederick Co., Virginia, Isaac Haldeman, aged 60 years, 5 months and 27 days. Bro Haldeman's remains were brought to Juniata Co., Pa., and buried at Lauver's Church, and were followed to the grave by many sorrowing friends.

Services were held by Christian Brunk From Va., and Jacob S. and William Graybill. Text Eccl. 7:2. Bro. Haldeman was a member of the Mennonite church. He was a son of Bishop Abraham Haldeman moved from Juniata Co., Pa., to Frederick Co., Va., four years ago. He leaves a wife and nine children to mourn his departure. Five children are living in Juniata Co., Pa., four in Va. He was a kind father, endeared to all who knew him. He died with assurance of happiness in the world to come.

Herald of Truth - Volume XIX, Number 20 p 317, 318

10/15/1882

 

Lauver's Church Juniata Co., Pa

Haller

Kenneth George

 

1918

4/11/2002

Kenneth G. Haller, 84, of Jefferson Street, East Greenville, died April 11 in St. Luke's Quakertown Hospital. He was married to Anna f. (Steinman) Haller. He was a crane operator in the open hearth furnace of Bethlehem Steel Corp. for 27 years before retiring in 1970. Born in Egypt, he was a son of the late Raymond and Hilda (Miltenberger) Haller. He was a member of Grace Chapel Assembly of God, Green Lane. He was a member of Upper Perkiomen Senior Citizens Center, East Greenville, and East Greenville Fire Company. He was a former captain of the Royal Rangers at Lighthouse Gospel Tabernacle, Pennsburg. Survivors: Wife; daughters, Kay Ann Virus of Barto, Sandra Fox of East Greenville; brother, Alton of Allentown; sister, Dorthea Holota of Surfside Beach, S.C.; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Falk Funeral Home, 163 Main St., Pennsburg. Call 10-11 a.m. Tuesday. Contributions: To the church.

Morning Call

4/12/2002

Allentown, PA

 

Handwerk

Edgar Reuben

 

4/30/1903

5/6/1985

Edgar R. Handwerk, 82, of 34 Willow Ave., Slatington, died Monday in his home. He was the husband of the late Eva B. (Zerfass) Handwerk. He was an inspector at Bonney Forge, Inc., Allentown, for 34 years until retiring in 1960. Born in Washington Township, he was a son of the late Oscar A. and Emma J. (Sensinger)Handwerk. He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Slatington. Surviving are a son, Edgar J. of Slatington, a brother Stewart of Allentown, and a sister, Mrs. Arlene Kunkle of Hamburg.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Fox Funeral Home, 1002 Main St., Slatington. A calling hour will precede the services.

Morning Call pg. B-8

5/7/1985

Allentown PA.

 

Handwerk

Mildred Caroline

 

7/4/1919

8/23/2006

Mildred C. Kline; 86; Breinigsville; died Tuesday, August 23 2005, Lutheran Home, Topton; wife of the late Vern J. Kline; married 29 years; born New Tripoli; daughter of the late Clarence and Stella (German) Handwerk. Survivors: son, Robert J.F. Kline, wife Barbara Kline, Wescosville; daughters, Sharon J. Binder, husband Paul R. Binder, Breinigsville; Karen S. Smith, husband Robert Smith, Allentown; 7 grandchildren; sister, Anna Schutt, Allentown. Trexler Funeral Home Inc., 1625 Highland St., Allentown.

Morning Call, page B-9

8/24/2005

Allentown, PA

 

Hanselman

Ruth I.

Zerfass

1906

12/15/1982

MRS. RUTH I. SEARFASS Mrs. Ruth I. Searfass, 76, of Cedarbrook, Allentown R. 2, died Wednesday in the Allentown and Sacred Heart Hospital Center. She was the widow of Leon W. Searfass. She worked at the former L. F. Grammes & Sons, Inc., metal manufacturers, Allentown, for many years before retiring. Born in Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late George and Jennie Hanselman. Surviving are a daughter Elaine and two sons, Harold and Lamont, all of Allentown, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. The J. S. Burkholder Funeral Home, 16th and Hamilton streets, Allentown, is in charge of arrangements.

Morning Call

 

Allentown PA.

 

Hardin

Norman R.

 

01/10/1886

3/10/1972

Norman R. Hardin, 86, a salesman for the Howe Scale Co. of Philadelphia until his retirement 10 years ago, died Friday in the Liberty Nursing Center, Allentown. He was the husband of the late Marion. (Herman) Hardin who died in 1965. He formerly resided with his brother-in-law, Albert Herman of Breinigsville. Born in Easton, Md. he was a son of the late Richard B. and Annie E. (Smith) Hardin. He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Lansdale. He is survived by a sister Lola of Salisbury, Md.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Huff and Lakjer Funeral Home, Derstine and Connon Avenues, Lansdale. There will be no calling hours."

 

 

 

Greenlawn Cemetery, North Wales, Montgomery County, PA

Harley

Lizzie B.

Moyer

12/19/1870

12/3/1949

Moyer. - Lizzie B. Harley was born Dec. 19, 1870; died at her home in Vern field, Pa., Dec. 3, 1949; aged 78 y. 11 m. 14 d. In January, 1888 she w as united in marriage to Morris C. Moyer, who preceded her in death in February, 1937. One son (Marvin H.) also preceded her in death three years ago. Surviving are 2 sons and a daughter (J. Laaban, Telford, Pa.; Abraham H ., Bergey, Pa.; and Mrs. Alma Groff, Vernfield, Pa.), 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Four brothers predeceased her. She and her husband united with the Franconia Mennonite Church many years ago, remaining faithful until death.

Funeral services were held Dec. 8 at the Franconia Church by Menno Souder and Elwood Derstine.

Gospel Herald

 

 

 

Harps

Susan E

Godshalk

03/23/1883

1/27/1962

MRS. GODSHALK, 78, BANGOR RESIDENT Mrs. Susan (Sue) Godshalk, 78, of 136 Messinger St., Bangor, died Saturday night at her home after a long illness. Mrs. Godshalk was the widow of Robert Godshalk, who died Wednesday. He was buried Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Godshalk served as a Republican committeewoman in the 2nd Ward, Bangor, for 15 years. She was a daughter of the late Alexander and Susan Fable Harps. She was a member of Salem Evangelical United Brethren Church and the Bangor Council of Republican Women. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Helen Warrick and Mrs. Arlene Vanatta, both of Bangor; a sister, Mrs. Alta Barrier, Stroudsburg; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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

Easton Express pg. 10

1/29/1962

Easton PA.

East Bangor Cemetery, Bangor, Northampton Co., PA

Hartman

Eugene Rogers

 

07/01/1868

3/28/1956

Eugene R. Hartman, 87, Bushkill Twp. Butcher Eugene R. Hartman, 87, of Nazareth R.D. 2, died last night at his home. One of the oldest residents of Bushkill Township, he was a member of the Lutheran Wing, Salem Union Church, Moorestown. He formerly operated a general store and later entered the butchering business in the Wind Gap-Bath area. He was in the business for 22 years. He retired about 12 years ago. His wife, the former Emma Hoch, died four years ago. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Samuel Oplinger, of Nazareth R.D. 2; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at the Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown, on Sunday at 2 p.m.

Easton Express, pg. 50

3/29/1956

Easton, PA

Fairview Cemetery, Moore Twp., Northampton Co., PA

Hartman

Mabel Mae

Oplinger

12/31/1901

6/27/1962

Mrs. S. A. Oplinger, Taken Ill On Trip Mrs. Mabel Hartman Oplinger, wife of Samuel A. Oplinger, Nazareth R.D. 2, died yesterday while on a visit to Canada. Mrs. Oplinger reportedly was suffering a cold when she and her husband left for their vacation several weeks ago. She was admitted to Perth Hospital, Perth, Ont. on June 17, with double pneumonia. She died at the hospital. Surviving besides her husband are three daughters, Mrs. Marie Knauss and Mrs. Alverta Frankenfield, both of Easton, and Mrs. Dorothy Watson, Moorestown, and 12 grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements will be made by the Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown.

Easton Express, pg. 30

6/28/1962

Easton, PA

Fairview Cemetery, Moore Twp., Northampton Co., PA

Hartzell

Imogene L.

Dobosh

1909

12/16/1990

Imogene L. Dobosh, 81, of Moravian Hall Square, Nazareth, died Sunday in Moravian Hall. She was the wife of the late Dr. George A. Dobosh. She was a assistant for her husband, 1935-85. She also was a special education teacher at the Devereux School, Devon, Chester County, until 1935, and in the Allentown School District for five years, and began the first ungraded classes in the district. She received a bachelor's in elementary education from Kutztown University. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Edna (Landis) Hartzell. She was a member of Rosemont Lutheran Church, Bethlehem. Dobosh was a volunteer in the Moravian Hall Square gift shop. Survivors: Sister, Margenett Roth of Nazareth.

Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Snyder-Hinkle-Spatig Funeral Home, 527 Center St., Bethlehem. Call 10-11 a.m. Wednesday.

Morning Call

12/17/1990

Allentown, PA

 

Hartzell

Kathryn Grim

Moyer

01/15/1885

2/18/1934

Death Summons Prominent Lodge, Church Worker - Mrs. Herbert I. Moyer was past Worthy Matron of Eastern Star Chapter - Kathryn Grim, nee Hartzell, Moyer, wife of Herbert I. Moyer, and daughter of John S. Hartzell and the late Amanda Mosser Grim Hartzell, passed to her reward on Sunday morning at 3:25 o'clock at her late residence, 37 N. West St., this city, aged 49 years. Mrs. Moyer was ill for the past eighteen months and death was due to a complication of ailments. The deceased was a Past Worthy Matron of the Anne Penn Allen Chapter of the Eastern Star and always took an active and leading part in the affairs of this organization up to the time of her last illness. She was also a devout and active member of Grace Evangelical Congregational Church, this city, and prior to her incapacitation was a teacher in the Sunday School. Besides the grief stricken husband, she is survived by two daughters, Janice and Christine, students at Cedar Crest College, her father, John S. Hartzell, and the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Tilden A.J. Kelchner, of this city, Mrs. Lyman P. Clark, San Marino, California, Ralph G. Hartzell, and Attorney John E. Hartzell, both of this city. Her wide circle of friends among whom she was always a loveable and popular figure by reason of her fine disposition and character today shared the grief of her immediate family over her passing.

Funeral services will be held from her late residence on Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock to which relatives and friends are invited.

 

 

 

Grandview Cemetery

Hassick

George John

 

9/4/1928

11/9/1989

George John Hassick Jr., 61, of Flint Hill Road, Coopersburg R.1, died Thursday in his home. He was the husband of Dolores C. (Stephens) Hassick. They observed their 39th wedding anniversary last January. He was a lab technician at Bethlehem Steel Corp. for 21 years. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of Susan (Risack) Hassick of Bethlehem and the late George Hassick Sr. He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Bethlehem. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Survivors: Wife and mother; son, George John III of Coopersburg; daughter, Elizabeth Ann Saul and brothers, Paul F. and Edward J., all of Bethlehem; sisters, Irene Bramwell of Fountain Hill, Anne Jacobs of Allentown and Suzanne Finn of Bethlehem and four grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Monday in the church. Call 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Heintzelman Funeral Home, 326 Main St., Hellertown.

Morning Call

11/11/1989

Allentown, PA

Union Cemetery, Hellertown, PA

Hassler

Elda M.

Fritch

1914

3/28/1969

Mrs. Elda M. Fritch; 54; Hancock, Mertztown R. 1; died Friday night, Allentown Hospital; born in Lehigh County; daughter of the late William & Minnie (McKeever) Hassler; widow of David M. Fritch, who died in 1965. Survivors: daughters, Arlene, wife of Richard Schaffer, Mertztown R. 1; Betty, Linda, Nancy, Edna, Cindy, all at home; sons, David M., Jr., Alburtis; Howard, at home; 4 grandchildren. Earl A. Trexler Funeral Home, 25 E. Weiss St., Topton.

Call-Chronicle

3/30/1969

Allentown, PA

Trexlertown church cemetery

Hassler

William R.

 

07/21/1878

8/16/1964

William R. Hassler; 86; died yesterday at home of daughter, Mrs. Elda M. Fritch, Hancock, Mertztown R. 1; born Berks County; son of the late William & Emma (Ruppert) Hassler; retired farmer. Survivors: Mrs. Fritch; 8 grandchildren; great-grandchild.

Schmoyer Funeral Home, Breinigsville.

Morning Call pg. 11

8/17/1964

Allentown PA.

St. Paul's Cemetery, Trexlertown, Lehigh co, PA

Haupt

Anna N.

Metz

7/19/1903

1/5/1991

Anna H. Alderfer, 87, of Souderton died Saturday afternoon (1/5/199 1) at Grand View Hospital following a brief illness. Born (7/19/190 3) in Lower Salford Township, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Annie (Nice) Houpt. She had been a resident at Souderton Mennonite Homes f or the past 12 years and formerly lived in Telford. Mrs. Alderfer was t he widow of Ephraim L. Alderfer, who died in 1963, and Titus G. Metz, w ho died in 1948. She had worked over 30 years as a seamstress for the former Sunlight Shops, Souderton, before retiring in 1968. She was an avid quilter, crocheter and reader and was active in the sewing circle of the Towamencin Mennonite Church, where she was a life-long member. She is survived by a daughter, Betty L. Myers of Sellersville; two stepdaughters; Gertrude A. Mack of Franconia and . Erma R., wife of Wayne Burkhart, of Glen Rock; a son, John H. Hammond of Lansdale: 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

Souderton Independent

 

 

 

Haupt

Lillian Ellen

Dech

1/1/1918

4/11/2009

Lillian Ellen Haupt Dech, 91, daughter of the late Clayton and Florence Silfies Haupt. Personal: Lillian enjoyed music, flowers, quilting, playing pinochle, and cooking. She and her husband traveled extensively in the 1950's and 60's, visiting 48 of the 50 states. She was active in the Bath Area Needlework Guild in the 1940's and 50's. She was a 4-H leader for 21 years as a Home Ec. Instructor. Memberships: Lillian was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Northampton, where she was a Sunday School Teacher and a Vacation Bible School Director for many years. She also played trumpet in the Schneider's Kitchen Band, was president of the women's guild, and a member of the quilters group. She was a member of the Morristown Garden Club since 1954 and won numerous prizes. She also was one of their judges. She and her husband, Paul were member of St. John's UCC Keenagers, Laurys Station. Survivors: She is survived by her husband, Paul to who she was married to for 74 years; four sons, Paul of Hallstead, PA, James and wife, Priscilla of Greely, CO, John and wife, Kathryn of Laurys Station, and Ralph and wife, Sandra of Chapman Quarries; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Irene Voorhees of Pen Argyle, Mildred Solt of Allentown, Eva Jones of Bethlehem; brother, Harvey Haupt of Bath. She was predeceased by brothers, Harold and Walter Haupt.

Services: 11:00AM, Thursday, in St. Peter's United Church of Christ, 8142 Valley View road, Northampton (Seemsville), PA 18067. Call from 10-11AM, Thursday, in the church. Interment in the church cemetery, East Allen Twp. Arrangements are in the care of the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton. Online Condolences may be made at www.schislerfuneralhomes.com. Memorials: May be made to the church memorial fund.

 

 

 

 

Hawk

Annie E.

Young

1881

12/22/1931

Mrs. Harvey W. Young Mrs. Anna E. (Hawk) Young, wife of Harvey W. Young, of Cetronia, Lehigh County, died last evening at the Allentown Hospital. She was a native of Northampton County, & was a member of the Lutheran congregation of Forks Church. She had resided in Cetronia for the past year, having moved there from Forks Township. She is survived by her husband; 4 sons, Earl D. O. Young, of Nazareth; Joseph E. Young, of Wind Gap; H. Daniel, & Frederick L. Young, at home; & by a sister & 4 brothers, Mrs. John Kingsley, of Nazareth; Joseph L. Hawk, of Nazareth; Charles D. Hawk, of Easton; Samuel H. Hawk, of Forks Township, & James Hawk.

Easton Express, page 5

12/19/1931

Easton, PA

Forks Cemetery, Forks Township, PA

Hawk

Arline Helen

Smith

6/17/1923

7/26/1985

Mrs. Arline H. Smith, 62, of 115 Buss St., Pen Argyl, died Friday in Easton Hospital after being stricken in her home. Northampton County Coroner Joseph Reichel ruled the death due to natural causes. She was the wife of George W. Smith. She was employed by the former Buffalo Knitting Mills, Pen Argyl, until retiring in 1973. Born in Kunkletown, she was a daughter of the late Joubart and Christianna (Goucher) Hawk. She was a member of Hope United Church of Christ, Wind Gap. Surviving with her husband are a son, Nicholas D'Nunzio of Philadelphia and a brother Weldon of Roseto.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the James B. Gaffney Funeral Home, 200 Robinson Ave., Pen Argyl. Calling hours will be after 7 p.m. Monday.

Morning Call

7/27/1985

Allentown, PA

 

Hawk

Beulah S.

Williams

9/5/1912

2/22/1992

Beulah Williams, 80, formerly of 19 Main St., Walnutport, died Saturday in Gracedale, Nazareth R.1. She was the wife of the late John O. Williams. She was a housekeeper in the Lehigh Valley for many years until retiring. Born in Kresgeville, she was a daughter of the late Irvin and Mary (Berger) Hawk. Survivors: Son, William O. of Lancaster; daughters, Marion and Sandra, wife of Stephen D. Wisocky, both of Slatington R.1; sisters, Mrs. Mary Berger of Kresgeville and Mrs. Minnie Smith of Gilbert; and six grandchildren. Graveside services: At convenience of the family. No calling hours. Arrangements, Harding Funeral Home, 25-27 N. Second St., Slatington.

Morning Call

2/23/1992

Allentown, PA

Fairview Cemetery, Slatington, Lehigh County, PA

Hawk

Mary V.

Berger

1/2/1909

11/1/1993

Mary V. Burger, 84, of Kresgeville, died Monday in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late Harold F. Burger. Born in Kresgeville, she was a daughter of the late Irvin and Mary (Dreisbach) Hawk. She was a member of Salem St. Paul Lutheran Church, Kresgeville. Survivors: Son, Clark, and daughters, Verna Kuehner and Clara Sally Nicholas, all of Kresgeville; sister, Minnie Smith of Kunkletown; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a great- great-grandson.

Private services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Kresge Funeral Home, Route 209, Brodheadsville. Private calling hours 10-11 a.m. Thursday.

Morning Call

11/2/1993

Allentown, PA

Kresgeville Cemetery, Kresgeville, Monroe County, PA

Hawkey

Harvey T.

 

1914

5/4/1987

HARVEY T. HAWKEY Harvey T. Hawkey, 73, of Allentown Road, Milford Township R.5, died Monday in his home. Bucks County Coroner Jeffrey Stump attributed death to natural causes. He was the husband of the Evangeline(Moser) Hawkey. He was an operating engineer for Union Local 542 for 25 years before retiring in 1981. He was a member of the Salem Mennonite Church, Quakertown. He was an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Arthur and Mabel (Cassler) Hawkey. Surviving with his widow are four sons, Robert of Coopersburg, Timothy and Barry, both of Allentown, and Larry at home; a brother Frank of Wind Gap; two sisters, Arlene, wife of Kenneth McAfee of Bethlehem, and Viola, wife of Joseph Sarik of Bethlehem; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Wallace M. Long Funeral Home, 500 Linden St., Bethlehem. A calling hour will precede the services.

Morning Call, Page B06

5/5/1987

Allentown, PA

Memorial Park Cemetery, Bethlehem, Northampton Co., PA

Haws

Elsie M.

Heck

12/30/1897

 

Mrs. Elsie M. Heck; 70; 36 E. Franklin St., Topton; died yesterday at home; wife of John B. Heck; born Reading; daughter of the late Harvey W. & Clara W. (Deft) Haws; member, St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Topton. Survivors: husband; daughters, Emma, wife of Woodrow Werst, Mertztown R. 1; Jane, wife of Raymond Rohrbach Jr., with whom she lived; son, John, Indianapolis; 7 grandchildren; great-granddaughter. Schofer Funeral Home, Topton.

Morning Call pg.20

6/17/1968,

Allentown PA.

 

Hay

Albert

 

03/20/1879

3/25/1951

ALBERT HAY Albert Hay, 72, died at 4:30 a.m. yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Henry Daubert, of Milford road, East Stroudsburg, after an illness of one year. Born in Blakeslee, Mr. Hay had been a resident of Monroe County most of his life. For a number of years he served as custodian at Clearview School, North Fifth street, Stroud township. He was a member of Pentecostal Mission, North Fifth street. Surviving in addition to Mrs. Daubert, are two sons, George, of Stroudsburg, and Leroy of Ohio: three other daughters, Mrs. Margaret Siegfried, of Stroudsburg; Mrs. Bertha Shafer, of Pen Argyl, and Mrs. Emma Wombold, of East Stroudsburg; three brothers, George and Harvey, of Delaware Water Gap, and Ira, of Allentown; 13 grandchildren, and several great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Lanterman Funeral home, Washington street, East Stroudsburg. The Rev. Russell M. Cairns, of Pentecostal Mission, will officiate. Interment will be in Brodheadsville cemetery.

Easton Express pg 2

3/26/1951

Easton PA.

Buena Vista Cemetery, Brodheadsville, Monroe Co., PA

Hay

Beatrice Loya

Beers

7/20/1906

3/27/1989

BEATRICE L. BEERS Beatrice L. Beers, 82, of Effort, PA, died Monday in Pocono Medical Center. She and her late husband, Ralph Beers, farmed in Effort all their lives and sold vegetables in Stroudsburg and East Stroudsburg. Born in Reeders, PA, she was a daughter of the late Ira J. and Olive Saxe Hay. She was a member of the former Kellersville Methodist Church and West End Fire Company. Survivors include a daughter, Florence Metzgar of Stroudsburg R.D. 2; two sons, Homer of Saylorsburg R.D. 2, PA, and Howard of Saylorsburg; three brothers, Grover Hay of DeBary, Fla., and Robert Hay of Mount Pocono, PA; a sister, Evelyn Larkin in Florida; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Ernest.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Donald N. Gower Funeral Home in Gilbert, PA. Interment will be in Buena Vista Cemetery in Brodheadsville, PA.

Easton Express pg. C-7

3/28/1989

Easton PA.

Buena Vista Cemetery, Brodheadsville, Monroe Co., PA

Hay

Bertha V

Shaffer

7/12/1915

10/27/1995

BERTHA V. SHAFER Bertha V. Shafer, 80, of Pen Argyl, died Friday at home. She was the wife of William H. Shafer. They were married 61 years in February. She was a seamer at the former Stroudsburg Hosiery Mills for eight years, retiring in 1940. Born in Lower Nazareth Township, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Mary (Martin) Hay. She was a member of El Shaddai Assembly of God, Nazareth. Survivors: Husband; sons, Clyde of Pen Argyl and Russel of Snydersville, Monroe County; brother, Leroy in Georgia; three grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday in the church. Call 7-9 p.m. Monday, Kresge Funeral Home, Brodheadsville, and 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at church.

Morning Call pg. B-6

10/29/1995

Allentown PA.

 

Hay

David Richard

 

1/30/1924

11/15/1983

HAY SERVICES Services for David R. Hay, 59, of 801 Flagler St., Stroudsburg, who died Tuesday in Pocono Hospital, East Stroudsburg, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Kresge Funeral Home, Brodheadsville. Interment will be in Buena Vista Cemetery, Brodheadsville. He was employed as a maintenance man by the Pocono Truck Plaza for seven years. Born in Brodheadsville, he was a son of the late Ira and Olive Saxe Hay. Mr. Hay served with the U.S. Army during World War II. Surviving are his wife, the former Suzanne Sulin; two sisters, Evelyn Larkin, Florida, and Beatrice Beers, Effort, and four brothers, Grover of Bartonsville, Wilbur of Stroudsburg, Claude A. of Scotrun, and Robert of Delaware Water Gap.

Easton Express pg. C-14

11/18/1983

Easton Pa.

Buena Vista Cemetery, Brodheadsville, Monroe Co., PA

Hay

Emma Frances

Wambold

10/04/1899

4/15/1969

MRS. WALLACE WAMBOLD SR. Mrs. Emma F. Hay Wambold, 69, formerly of Nazareth R.D. 1, died yesterday afternoon at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence E. Traugher Jr., Bath R.D. 1. Born in Reeders she was a daughter of the late Albert and Mary Alice Martin Hay. Her husband, Wallace W. Wambold Sr., died four months ago. She was a member of Christ United Church of Christ, Bath. Survivors include six sons, Willard, Easton R.D. 2; George, Bethlehem; Paul, Bath; Edward, Easton, and Lloyd and Gerald, both of Nazareth R.D. 2; three other daughters, Mrs. Joseph Markulics, Bath; Mrs. Mary Gradwohl, Nazareth, and Mrs. Kenneth Heckman, Bath; a brother, Leroy Hay, Madison, Ohio; three sisters, Mrs. Henry Daubert and Mrs. Wilmer Siegfried, both of Stroudsburg, and Mrs. William Schaffer, Pen Argyl; 43 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. A son, Wallace Jr., and two infant daughters died before her.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Bensing Funeral Home, Moorestown.

Easton Express pg. 18

4/16/1969

Easton PA.

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

Hay

Grover I.

 

11/1/1919

11/21/1998

GROVER I. HAY Grover I. Hay, 79, of Saylorsburg R.5, formerly of Bartonsville, died Saturday, Nov. 21, in the Northeastern Pennsylvania Veterans Center, Scranton. He was the husband of the late Jacqueline Hay. He owned and operated Hay's Produce in Bartonsville for 40 years before retiring in 1990. Born in Brodheadsville, he was a son of the late Ira and Olive Hay. He was a Protestant. He was a World War II Army veteran. Survivor: Brother, Claude in Florida.

Services: 8 p.m. Friday, Kresge Funeral Home, Route 209 Brodheadsville. Call 7-8 p.m. Friday.

Morning Call pg. B-10

11/25/1998

Allentown PA

Buena Vista Cemetery, Brodheadsville, Monroe Co., PA

Hay

Ira J.

 

1882

11/23/1961

IRA J. HAY Ira J. Hay, 79, of 447 Harrison St., Allentown, formerly of Brodheadsville, died yesterday in Allentown General Hospital. Mr. Hay was born at Pocono Lake, a son of the late Edwin and Christianna Custard Hay. He was a farmer in Brodheadsville for a number of years and also was employed by the City of Allentown. He was a member of the Elks Lodge of Bangor for 37 years. His wife, the former Olive Saxe, died 35 years ago. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ralph Beers, Brodheadsville, and Mrs. Evelyn Larkin, in Massachusetts; five sons, Grover and Wilbur, both of Stroudsburg Star Route; Claude, Swiftwater; David, Stroudsburg, and Robert, Delaware Water Gap; a brother, Harvey, Delaware Water Gap; 18 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Kresge Funeral Home, Brodheadsville.

Easton Express pg. 28

11/14/1961

Easton PA.

Buena Vista Cemetery, Brodheadsville, Monroe Co., PA

Hay

Lena P.

Daubert

5/25/1902

5/7/1971

MRS. HENRY DAUBERT Mrs. Lena H. Daubert, 68, Stroudsburg R.D. 1, died at her home yesterday. Born in Reeders, she was a daughter of the late Albert and Mary Martin Hay. She was an employee of McGraw Edison Co., East Stroudsburg, until her retirement three years ago. She was a lifetime resident of Monroe County and a member of the Pentecostal Church, Stroudsburg. Surviving are her husband, Henry; a son, Joseph A., Stroudsburg R.D. 1; a daughter, Mrs. Jessie D. Kulp, East Stroudsburg; two sisters, Mrs. William Shafer, Pen Argyl, and Mrs. Wilmer Ziegfried, Stroudsburg; a brother, the Rev. Leroy Hay of Ohio; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Daniel G. Warner Funeral Home, Stroudsburg. Burial will be in Laurelwood Cemetery, Stroudsburg.

The Express pg.34

5/8/1971

Easton PA.

Laurelwood Cemetery, Stroudsburg, Monroe Co., PA

Hay

Margaret R.

Siegfried

2/1/1910

1/30/1976

MRS. WILMER SIEGFRIED Mrs. Margaret A. Siegfried, 65, of 802 Sarah St., Stroudsburg, died yesterday in her home. Born in Bangor, she lived in the Stroudsburg area most of her life. She was a member of Zion United Church of Christ, Stroudsburg. She was the wife of the late Wilmer R. Siegfried. Surviving are two sons, Harold W., East Stroudsburg, and Bruce A., Cresco; a sister, Mrs. Bertha Shafer, Pen Argyl, and two grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday from the Daniel G. Warner Funeral Home, Stroudsburg. Interment will be in Laurelwood Cemetery

The Express pg. 34

1/31/1976

Easton PA.

Laurelwood Cemetery, Stroudsburg, Monroe Co., PA

Hay

Robert J.

 

3/7/1926

4/28/1995

ROBERT J. HAY, RETIRED SALESMAN RARITAN TWP. - Robert J. Hay, 69, of Flemington, died Friday, April 28, in Hunterdon Medical Center. He moved to Flemington from Stroudsburg 15 years ago. He was a retired salesman, formerly employed by Prudential Insurance Co. in Stroudsburg and in Allentown. Born March 7, 1926, in Delaware Water Gap, he was a son of the late George and Ella Hall Hay. He was a graduate of Eckels College of Mortuary Science in Philadelphia. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Flemington VFW Post 7856 and formerly a member of the Stroudsburg Lions Club. Survivors include two sons, Kevin of East Stroudsburg and Steven of Seattle; a sister Lura Dalrymple of Flemington; and a granddaughter.

Services and burial will be private under the direction of the Holcombe-Fisher Funeral Home, 147 Main St., Flemington. There will be no calling hours.

Express Times pg.B-7

4/30/1995

Easton PA.

 

Hazen

Mary Virginia

Raesly

10/13/1878

4/2/1953

In 1943 Mary V. (Hazen) Raesly was living in Mount Bethel, PA. Shortly thereafter, she moved to 710 Scott Street, Stroudsburg, PA. She was a member of Stroudsburg Presbyterian Church; Monroe Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, of East Stroudsburg, and Laurel Court, Order of the Amaranth, Stroudsburg. She died in her home in Stroudsburg.

Easton Express, pg. 18

4/3/1953

Easton, PA

Laurelwood Cemetery, Stroudsburg, Monroe County, PA

Heacock

Catherine

Hunsberger

12/29/1868

12/1/1964

Hunsberger, Kathryn, daughter of Aaron and Elizabeth (Krout) Heacock, was born in Bucks Co., Pa., Dec. 29, 1868; died Dec. 1, 1964; at the Eastern Mennonite Home, Souderton, Pa., where she lived since 1945; aged 95 y. 11 m. 2 d. On April 24, 1890, so was married to Jonas S. Hunsberger, who died in Aug. 1952. One son also preceded her in death. Surviving are 2 sons (Earl H. and Paul S.), 16 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

She was the oldest member of the Blooming Glen Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 5, in charge of David F. Derstine, Jr.

Gospel Herald- Volume LVII, Number 49 - pp 1094, 1095

12/22/1964

 

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

Heater

Lena I.

O'Brien

7/24/1910

9/30/1985

Mrs. Lena I. O'Brien; 75; 468 Franklin St., Alburtis; died Monday in home of son, Paul Jr., Alburtis; widow of Paul O. O'Brien Sr.; born Alburtis; daughter of the late William and Katie (Reifinger) Heater; member, Longswamp United Church of Christ, Berks County. Survivors: son; other sons, Carl R., Clair A., both Alburtis; daughters, Mrs. Jean K. Miller, Mildred G., wife of Ronald Newhard, Faye R.A., wife of Jackson Brensinger, all Alburtis; Fern J., wife of Tony Landis, Macungie R. 1; Maryalice, wife of Richard Schutter, Ephrata, Lancaster County; 33 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; sons, Floyd, Earl, preceded her in death.

Schmoyer Funeral Home, Breinigsville.

Morning Call pg. B-8

10/1/1985

Allentown, PA

 

Hechman

Donald Roy

 

8/24/1919

9/15/1996

Donald R. Heckman, 77, of 704 N. Fourth St., Hamburg, died Sunday at 9:40 a.m. in Laurel Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Tilden Township, where he had resided since May 11. His wife, Fern E. (Brobst) Heckman, died Jan. 30. Born in Hamburg, he was a son of the late Percy and Katie V. (Rubright) Heckman. Heckman was employed for 31 years by the U.S. Postal Service, Hamburg office, retiring in January 1981. He was employed from 1982 to 1989 as a bus driver by Hamburg Center and Hamburg School District. He was a member and former councilman of St. John's Lutheran Church, Hamburg. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Heckman was a former committee member of Boy Scout Troop 184, Hamburg. He was a life member of Union Fire Company No.1, Hamburg. Surviving are a son, Dale D., Reading; and a daughter Sharyn R., wife of Melvin R. Allen, Millersville, Lancaster County. Other survivors include a sister, Mary E., wife of Robert D. Bausher Jr., Hamburg. There are also six grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Allen Dennis Heckman.

Services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in St. John's Lutheran Church. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, Hamburg. Leibensperger Funeral Home Inc., Hamburg, is in charge of arrangements.

 

9/16/1996

 

St. Johns Cemetery, Hamburg, PA

Heck

Jane Louise

Rohrbach

7/10/1926

11/8/1999

Jane L. Rohrbach; 73; 36 E. Franklin St., Topton; died Monday Nov. 8, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township; wife of the late Raymond L. Rohrbach Jr.; born Reading; daughter of the late John B. and Elsie (Haas) Heck; member, St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Topton. Survivors: Sons, Kerry L., Lenhartsville; Jeffrey S., Fleetwood; daughter, Heather J. DeLong, Topton; sister, Mrs. Emma Werst, St. Petersburg, Fla.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

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

Morning Call pg A-8

11/9/1999

Allentown PA.

 

Heck

John Benjamin

 

04/26/1895

10/16/1971

John B. Heck; 76; 36 E. Franklin St., Topton; died Saturday at home; husband of the late Elsie M. (Haws) Heck; line foreman, Metropolitan Edison Co., Topton, retiring 1960; born Reading; son of the late John B. & Sarah (Blankenhorn) Heck; member, St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Topton. Survivors: daughters, Emma, wife of Woodrow Werst, Mertztown R. 1; Jane, wife of Raymond Rohrbach, with whom he lived; son John, Indianapolis; sister, Mrs. Helen Jones, Olar, S.C.; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.

Schofer Funeral Home, Topton.

 Call-Chronicle pg. D-7

10/17/1971

Allentown, PA

 

Heckert

Harold W.

 

4/10/1910

2/7/1994

Harold W. Heckart, 83, of 251 West Hill Drive, died Monday, Feb. 7, 1994. He was born April 10, 1910 in Rhinelander. Mr. Heckart attended Rhinelander grade schools and graduated from high school in 1927. After graduation he was employed at the Rhinelander Office Supply Co. until 1933, he then was employed by Rhinelander Paper Co. for 40 years until his retirement in 1973. During World War II he served as a staff sergeant in the tank Corp, including 2-1/2 years in the South Pacific Theater. He was honorably discharged in November, 1945. Mr. Heckart was active in Boy Scouts for many years. He was an active member of the First Congregational Church and the Odd Fellows. Mr. Heckart is survived by nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Minnie, in 1993, his parents and two brothers.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Congregational Church with Rev. Mark Pirazzini officiating. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of services.

 

 

 

Forest Home Cemetery

Heckert

Lillian

Shinew

6/5/1917

1/22/2001

Lillian N. Shinew, 83, nee Heckart, died on Monday, January 22, 2001, in Orchard Villa Nursing Home. She was born on June 5, 1917, to Florence and Alva Heckart, who preceded her in death. Lillian graduated from Waite High School in 1935. She was an excellent stenographer and bookkeeper and, through the years, worked at The Toledo Wrecking Company, Rhodes and Rhodes Attorneys, Haley Realty, Tiedtke's and Sun Publishing Company, Lillian was a long time member of Locke Jr. Circle of The Child Conservation League of Toledo. She loved to fish, read, and play cards, bridge in particular. Also, she was active in the Girl Scouts for several years. Crocheting was a favorite pastime, she made a number of Afghan quilts. Lillian and Don Shinew were married on October 5, 1940. Besides her husband, she leaves a son, Jerry (Laurie) Shinew, and daughter, Judi (Merl) Jaquillard. There are five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was a devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

Visitation will be held at the Eggleston-Meinert funeral Home, Coy Road Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road at Starr Ave., on Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. Graveside services will be conducted at the Lake Township Cemetery, 3550 Walbridge Road, on Friday at 11 a.m. Memorial contributions would be appreciated by the Luther Home of Mercy, 5810 N. Main Street, Williston, OH 43468, or to the charity of the donor's choice. The family would like to thank all the staff at Orchard Villa for their loving care for Lillian.

 

 

 

Lake Township Cemetery

Heckler

Alma L.

Nyce

6/21/1908

4/24/1994

Alma L. Nice, 85, of Ruth Road, Harleysville, Lower Salford Township, died Sunday in the Rockhill Mennonite Community, Sellersville. She was the wife of Elmer C. Nice who died in 1988. Born in Harleysville, she was a daughter of the late Henry S. and Sallie (Landis) Heckler. She was a member of Franconia Mennonite Church where she was active in the sewing circle. She was a volunteer at Norristown State Hospital and Allentown State Hospital. Survivors: Son, Clair H., and daughter, Evelyn H, both of Harleysville; three grandsons and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a son, Floyd H.

Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday in the church. Call noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday in the church. Arrangements, Bergey Funeral Home, Harleysville.

 

4/26/1994

Harleysville, Lower Salford Twp

Franconia Mennonite Cemetery, Montgomery Co

Heckler

Clara Bishop

Moyer

06/05/1876

11/11/1945

Moyer - Clara, daughter of the late George S. and Kathryn Bishop Heckler, was born June 5, 1876; peacefully fell asleep Nov. 11, 1945, at her home near Plumsteadville, Pa.; aged 69 y. 5 m. 6 d. On June 1, 1898, she was united in marriage to Gideon S. Moyer, who survives. To this union twelve children were born. Two daughters (Martha and Mary) died in infancy. Surviving are 10 children (Byron, Center-Valley, Pa.; Stanley, Silverdale, Pa.; Paul, Danboro, Pa.; Winfield, of Silverdale; Kathryn - Mrs. Fred Beaumaster, of Danboro; Dwight, Blooming Glen, Pa.; Lily - Mrs. Samuel Miller, Dublin, Pa.; Ralph, Plumsteadville, Pa.; Gideon, Jr., farming at home; and Ammon, of Danboro), 28 grandchildren, 5 brothers and 2 sisters (Ammon, Boston, Mass.; Harry and Russell, Perkasie, Pa.; Wilson, Cambridge, Md.; Mrs. Susie Kindig, Silver Spring, Md.; and Mrs. Charles Wampole, of Perkasie), and many friends. She and her husband united with the Blooming Glen Mennonite Church after they were married and later transferred their membership to the Deep Run congregation. She was a cheerful companion and loving mother.

Funeral services were held Nov. 15, at the home in charge of Abram Yothers and Erwin Nace and at the Deep Run Church in charge of Wilson Overholt and Enos B. Wismer. Burial was made in the Blooming Glen Mennonite Cemetery.

Gospel Herald

 

 

Blooming Glen Mennonite Cemetery

Heckler

Mary Ellen M.

Moyer

10/10/1894

12/19/1978

MOYER, Mamie M., daughter of Frank and Annie (Moyer) Heckler, was born in Lower Salford Twp., Pa., Oct. 10, 1894; died at Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Dec. 19, 1978; aged 84 y. On Apr. 15, 1916, she was married to Abram Moyer, Sr., who preceded her in death. Surviving are 5 sons (Walter, Abram, Arthur, Paul, and Laverne), 4 daughters (Dorothy - Mrs. Paul Mininger, Ruth - Mrs. Frank Greaser, Mary - Mrs. Gerald Souder, and Elizabeth - Mrs. Dennis Goshow).

She was a member of Towamencin Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 23, in charge of Harold M. Fly; interment in adjoining cemetery.

Gospel Herald

 

 

Towamencin Mennonite Cemetery, Montgomery Co

Heckman

Margaret C.

Repsher

2/10/1908

2/17/1992

Margaret C. (Heckman) Frantz Repsher lived at 416 B. South Main Street, Bangor, PA. She was a member of St. John's Reformed Church, Bangor.

The Express-Times, pg. A-8

2/19/1992

Easton, PA

St. John's Cemetery, Bangor, PA

Hedrick

Ralph B.

 

2/24/1916

12/17/1981

Hedrick, Ralph B., son of Charles T. and Mary (Bean) Hedrick, was born in Towamencin Twp., Pa., Feb. 24, 1916; died Dec. 17, 1981; aged 65 y. In 1937 he was married to Esther Souder, who died in 1945. In 1946 he was married to Anna Seitz, who died in 1960. In 1961 he was married to Sarah Meyers, who survives. Also surviving are 7 children (Donald Hedrick, Doris Poling, Rachel Hedrick, Verna-Mrs. Samuel Weirich, Ralph S. Hedrick, Miriam Hedrick, and Merlin Hedrick), 7 grandchildren, 2 sisters (Viola-Mrs. Norman Halteman and Mrs. Marion Moyer), and one brother (Stanley Hedrick). He was preceded in death by 2 children (Harold and Ella Mae), and 2 brothers (Wilson and Wilmer). He was a member of Towamencin Mennonite Church.

Funeral services were held at Plains Mennonite Church, Dec. 21, in charge of Gerald Studer, John E. Lapp, and James Burkholder; interment in Rockhill Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Gospel Herald

 

 

Rockhill Mennonite Cemetery

Heebner

Annie G.

Rosenberger

01/27/1860

6/1/1918

Annie G. (Heebner) Rosenberger was born Jan. 27, 1860 and died at her home in Souderton, PA, June 1, 1918, aged 58y, 4m, 4d. Sister Rosenberger had been ill but a few hours, having suffered an attack of paralysis of the brain about 4 o'clock in the morning and till 7:30 she passed away. Her husband, Jacob Rosenberger, passed to the great beyond about nine years ago. Five sons and two daughters as well as a number of grandchildren still survive, also one brother.

Funeral services June 5 at the Souderton, Pa Mennonite Church of which she was a consistent member for many years. Burial in adjoining cemetery. Bro. Abram Clemmer, Jonas Miniger and Jacob Meyer officiating. Text Isa 57:12. When a family circle breads, It certainly causes tears Where Jesus is the cornerstone He drives away all fears."

Gospel Herald Vol XI No. 13 pg 231-232

 

 

Souderton Mennonite Cemetery, Montgomery County, PA

Heffelfinger

Angelina J

Grammes

12/17/1823

10/4/1907

Mrs. Julia Grammes Saturday, October 5, 1907 Mrs. Julia Grammes died yesterday morning at her home at Rockdale, following a long siege of illness from general disability, age 83 years. Deceased is survived by these children, Peter Grammes, Mrs. Lydia Peter, Mrs. Julian Crouthamel and Mrs. Samuel Leibold of Rockdale and Simon Grammes of Slatington. Rev. H. Longacre will conduct the funeral on Monday. Grammes - At Rockdale, October 4, 1907 Julina Grammes aged 83 years, 9 months and 11 days.

Funeral on Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock from her late residence at Rockdale, to which relatives and friends of the family are cordially invited without further notice. Regular services at Union Church. Interment in adjoining cemetery. E. W. S.

The Morning Call

10/5/1907

 

Friedens Church Cemetery, Friedens, Lehigh County, PA

Heffner

Edward A.

 

03/18/1873

10/29/1952

Edward A. Heffner; 78; died last night at home of son, Lloyd H. Heffner, Mertztown R. 1, where he lived; born District Township; son of the late David & Melinda (Breidegam) Heffner; wife, Katie (Moyer) Heffner, died 18 years ago. Survivors: children: Lloyd H., Mertztown R. 1; Elmer F., Barto R. 1; Freeman, Emmaus; Harvey, Mertztown R. 1; Webster J., Alburtis; David, Alburtis; Clarence E., Topton; Viola, wife of Carl Merkel, Mertztown R. 1; Paul E., Alburtis R. 1; 15 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.

Morning Call pg. 15

10/29/1952

Allentown PA

 

Heffner

Ella N

Dankel

04/22/1890

6/6/1961

Mrs. Ella L. Dankel; 71; 41 S. 10th St., Allentown; died yesterday, Allentown Hospital; widow of Wallace Dankel; born Longswamp, Berks County; daughter of the late Peter H. & Alice (Geist) Heffner; member, Longswamp Lutheran Church. Survivors: brothers, Fred R. Heffner, Fleetwood R. 2; Clarence Heffner, Allentown; Charles R. Heffner, Sinking Spring.

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

Morning Call pg 8

6/7/1961

Allentown PA.

 

Heffner

Lloyd H.

 

11/11/1907

4/27/1996

Lloyd H. Heffner; 88; Mertztown; died Saturday, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township; husband of Bessie A. (Fritz) Heffner; married 62 years last month; assembler, Caloric Corp., Topton, 39 years, retiring 1972; born District Township, Berks County; son of the late Edward and Katie (Moyer) Heffner; member, Longswamp United Church of Christ, Longswamp Township. Survivors: Wife; son, Harold L., Mertztown; brothers, Clarence, Topton; Webster, Alburtis; David, Allentown; Paul, Mertztown; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

Schmoyer Funeral Home, 8926 Brookdale Road, Breinigsville.

Morning Call, page A20

4/28/1996

Allentown, PA

 

Heffner

Mary Ann

Appel

04/25/1850

2/5/1928

Mrs. Mary, widow of Jonathan Appel, died at 2 o'clock yesterday morning at her home, the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Mayme Wenner, 1510 Liberty street, from a complication of ailments incident to old age from which she suffered for the past several years and which held her bedfast for three weeks. She was 77 years of age. She was born at Roscoe Manor, Berks county, a daughter of the late John and Mary, nee Miller. She has been a resident of this city for the past twenty-six years. She was a member of St. Paul's Reformed church, Mertztown. The survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Jacob Shankweiler, Kutztown, and Mrs. Mayme Wenner, this city; three sons, William, John and Harry Appel, all of this city; twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Short funeral services at her late home Wednesday afternoon at one o'clock will be followed by further services in St. Paul's Reformed church, Mertztown, and burial in the cemetery adjoining the church. Rev. Brensinger, pastor of St. Paul's will officiate.

Morning Call pg. 7

2/6/1928

Allentown, PA

 

Heil

Elmer Eugene

 

10/03/1888

10/31/1968

Elmer E. Heil 80,of Bethlehem R4 died yesterday at home. He was the husband of Mrs. Ella Stephens Heil. He had Formerly resided on Macada Rd. Born in Weissport, his parents were the late George H. and Anna Heil. He was a member of Christ Lutheran/ Church Lower Saucon Twp. Mr. Heil had been self employed for many years as a truck farmer in the area. Surviving with his wife are two brothers, Asher of Farmersville, Winfield of Nazareth: three sisters, Mrs. James Short of Farmersville, Mrs. Frederick Johnson of Bethlehem and Mrs. Edna Brown of Easton; four stepsons Daniel, John, Leroy and Charles all of Bethlehem R 4 five stepdaughters, Mrs. Joseph Rosato, of Coopersburg, Mrs. George Hassick of Coopersburg R 1, Mrs. George Holly and Mrs. Wayne Trittenbach both of Bethlehem. R4. and Mrs. Dale Sell of Allentown; nineteen Grandchildren and three Great Grandchildren

Services will be held at 10:30 am Monday at the Templeton Funeral Home 326 Main St. Hellertown with the Rev. Reuben Rhody officiating, Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Hellertown.

Bethlehem Globe Times

11/1/1968

Bethlehem, Northampton, PA,

Union Cemetery Hellertown Pennsylvania

Heilig

Anna May

Diehl

12/26/1878

12/12/1911

Mrs. Anna May Diehl, wife of Frank A. Diehl, superintendent of District No. 2, of the Prudential Insurance Company, died at her home, No. 143 North Seventh street, Tuesday morning after two years’ illness with diabetes. She had been confined to bed for nearly a week. Mrs. Diehl was 32 years, 11 months and 11 days of age and was born in Allentown. She was the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. B. F. Heilig, of No. 427 North Fifth street, this city. On November 9, 1895, she was united in marriage to Mr. Diehl by Rev. Dr. George W. Richards, then pastor of Salem Reformed church. Five children were born to them, four of whom, Hattie M., George F., Herbert E. and Richard J. survive. A son, Alfred, preceded her in death. There also survives her parents, two brothers, William F. Heilig, of Allentown; J. Herbert Heilig, of Cleveland, O.; one sister, Mrs. Ellen Fluck, of Allentown, and a step-brother, Edwin Yheulon, of West Bethlehem. Deceased was a member of the Salem Reformed church.

The funeral will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. with services at her late home. Rev. G. A. Schwedes officiating. Burial will be made in Fairview cemetery.

Morning Call

12/13/1911

Allentown, PA

Fairview Cemetery, Allentown, PA

Heilman

Mary L.

Rhoads

1908

1977

Mary L. Rhoads Age - 69 Born - Allentown Died - Allentown Spouse - Charles Rhoads Father - Harvey Heilman Mother - Irene Apple Undertaker - Zimmerman, Lehighton Place of burial - Franklin Heights, Weissport Other residence - Lake Harmony

Hazleton Standard-Speaker

4/21/1977

 

Franklin Heights, Weissport

Heiney

Arlene Mae

Frantz

1915

4/24/1998

Arlene Mae Frantz, 82, of Allentown died Friday, April 24, in the Phoebe Home, Allentown. She was the wife of the late William S. Frantz. A 1937 graduate of Kutztown University, she was a teacher in the Allentown School District for 28 years, working at Jackson and Cleveland elementary schools until retiring. Previously, she was a teacher at the Upper Nazareth Township schools, Northampton County. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late James A. and Amanda E. (Gregory) Heiney. She was a member of Salem United Church of Christ, Allentown, and the Dubbs Memorial UCC Bible class, which met at Salem. Frantz was a member of the Allentown Education Association; Pennsylvania State Education Association, and the National Education Association. Survivors: Nieces and nephews.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the church. Call 10-10:30 a.m. Tuesday in church. Arrangements, J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, Allentown. Contributions: To the church.

Morning Call, pg. B-31

4/25/1998

Allentown, PA

 

Heiney

Martha Matilda

Kram

12/19/1876

12/20/1926

Mrs. Harry Kram Mrs. Martha Matilda Kram, wife of Harry Kram, died yesterday afternoon at her home, Broad and High streets, Nazareth, of pleura-pneumonia, age 50 years. Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, David and Harry, at home; two daughters, Mrs. William Litzenberger and Mrs. Leon Kocher, of Nazareth; two brothers, Adam and Morris Heiney, of Allentown; four sisters, Mrs. Jacob Buskirk, of Martin's Creek; Mrs. Howard Marlatt, of Emerald; Mrs. Louise Louil, of Long Island, NY, and two grandchildren.

The funeral will be held Friday afternoon with brief services at the home at 2:30 o'clock, followed by services in Faith Evangelical Church of Nazareth, of which deceased was a member and faithful worker. The Rev. Mr. Roth of Allentown, and Revs. R. O. Parry and S. J. McIntir, both of Bethlehem, will be in charge of the services. Interment will be in Greenwood cemetery, Nazareth.

Easton Express, pg. 2

12/21/1926

Easton, PA

Greenwood Cemetery, Nazareth, Northampton Co., PA

Heisey

John F.

 

4/7/1936

3/23/1937

Heisey.-John .F., son of Menno and Florence (Frank) Heisey, died Mar. 23, 1937 aged 11 m. 16 d. His stay on earth was brief-just long enough to endear himself to a large number of friends and neighbors. He leaves his sorrowing parents, grandparents, 4 great-grandparents, and a large number of relatives and friends. Brief funeral services were held at the home on Mar. 27 and at the East Petersburg Mennonite Church.

Services were in charge of Frank Kreider and John Gochnauer. Text, Job 1 :21, latter part. "The Lord has given, and the Lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord." "Someone dear has sailed away To begin a new and brighter day, To a richer life on an unseen shore, Than any earth could have in store."

Gospel Herald - Vol. XXX, No.2 - page 46, 47

4/8/1937

 

East Petersburg Mennonite Cemetery, East Petersburg, PA

Heisey

Menno Wenger

 

9/27/1912

12/29/1997

Heisey, Menno W., 85, Lancaster, Pa. Born: Sept. 27, 1912, Lancaster County, Pa., to Alvin Ruhl and Susan Wenger Heisey. Died: Dec. 29, 1997, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors-wife: Anna Florence Frank Heisey; children: Esther, Miriam Leaman, Martha, Rachel Pessalano, Menno F.; brother and sister: Warren, Margaret Sensenig: 10 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren. Predeceased by: John (son).

Funeral: Jan. 2, Mennonite Home, by Karl Steffy and Glen Sell. Burial: East Petersburg Mennonite Church Cemetery

Gospel Herald - Volume 90, Number 54 - page 23, 24

1/27/1998

 

East Petersburg Mennonite Cemetery, East Petersburg, PA

Heist

Elizabeth

Reiter

09/30/1802

08/07/1897

On August 07, 1897, in Trumbauersville, at the residence of her son, Tobias Reiter, Elizabeth Reiter, aged 94 years, 10 months and 7 days. She was a daughter of George and Susanna (Keeler) Heist, and was born in Upper Hanover township, Montgomery county, Pa., September 30, 1802. In infancy she was baptized by Rev. Jacob Taler, January 23, 1803, and as sponsors appeared Andrew and Anna Graber. In 1818 she was confirmed by Rev. Jacob Miller, and became a communicant member of St. Paul's Lutheran church, of New Goshenhoppen. She was married to Joseph Reiter, August 29, 1824. In this union they lived until the husband's death, August 18, 1879, a period of 55 years. Their union was blessed with four children, three sons and one daughter. One son and one daughter were called beyond in infancy. One son, Josiah, died April 28, 1883, aged 51 years. She was a resident of Trumbauersville since 1829. She lived to see twelve grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Her sickness was mainly old age. She had been remarkably well preserved until November, 1895. Since then she was unable to walk. Mother Reiter, as she was familiarly known, leaves one son, four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two brothers, one sister, one adopted daughter, Mrs. A. H. Trumbauer, and a large circle of friends, to whom she had endeared herself by her loving and ever cheerful disposition.

Interment at Christ's church, Trumbauersville, August 11, 1897. Text: Psalms 91: 16.

 

 

 

Christ's church, Trumbauersville

Heiter

Adam A.

 

1902

5/1/1950

Adam A. Heiter; 47; 63 Washington St., Topton; died Monday morning, at home; preparing to go to work, East Penn Foundry, Macungie; son of the late Andrew and Sallie (Weidenhammer) Heiter; born Greenwich twp, Berks county; member, Lutheran congregation, Longswamp church; member, Topton Fire Co. 1, Lyons Fire Co., beneficial associations of both; member, Emaus Owls; member, Ray A. Master post 217, American Legion, Topton; member, V. F. W. post, Mertztown; member, Moulders Union 295. Survivors: wife, Mrs. Evelyn (Yoder) Heiter; daughters, Goldie, Shirley, both at home; sons, J. Adam, Donald, both Topton; granddaughter Suzanne; brothers and sisters, David, Mrs. Clara Schlegel, Mrs. John Hertzog, Raymond, all Topton; Mrs. William Moser, Mertztown R. 1; Paul, East Texas; Harold, Garden City, N.Y.; Mrs. Myron Kulp, Old Zionsville; Woodrow, Clair, both Emmaus.

Morning Call pg. 16

5/2/1950

Allentown Pa.

 

Heiter

Andrew S.

 

01/18/1877

6/26/1939

Andrew Hieter, who had been engaged in the trucking business in Topton for the past six years died yesterday at the Allentown hospital. He had been confined to the institution for the past week and was 62 years of age. He was a member of Becker's St. Peters Lutheran church and of the Topton Fire Co. His wife died two years ago. Surviving are seven sons: Davis of Topton; Adam, Hancock; Paul, East Texas; Harold, Woodhaven, N.Y.; Woodrow, Emmaus; Raymond, at home; Clair, Topton; four daughters, Mrs. Irvin Schlegel, Mertztown R. 2; Mrs. Myron Kulp, Emmaus; Mrs. John W. Hertzog, Topton; Mrs. William Moser, Mertztown R. 1. There are also 23 grandchildren surviving.

 Morning Call pg.11

6/27/1939

Allentown, Lehigh Co, PA

 

Heiter

Beatrice M.

Zentner

11/22/1924

4/16/2009

Beatrice M. Zentner; 84; Lutheran Home, Topton; died April 16, 2009, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township; wife of Welton E. Zentner, who died May 14, 2005; born November 22, 1924, Topton; daughter of the late David A. & Lizzie M. (Rauenzahn) Hieter; 1942 graduate, Emmaus High School; active member, Trinity Lutheran Church, Topton; choir member, 1939-2000; Sunday school teacher, 45 years; member, Ray A. Master, Post 217, American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Topton; Brandywine Minstrel, 1976-1994; secretary to vice president, Atlas Mineral Products Inc., Mertztown, 50 years, retiring 1992. Survivors: daughter, JoAnne L. (Zentner), wife of Robert E. Sunday, Bowers; sister, Patricia A. (Hieter), wife of Homer H. Hilbert, Alburtis; god child, David Hilbert; grandchildren, Kim L. (Sunday), wife of Maurie D. Rhoads, Todd R. Sunday, Travis E., husband of Sally (Castings) Sunday, Kelly M. (Sunday), wife of Luis A. Rosa; great-grandchildren, William Sunday, Ashley Sunday, Alexis Sunday, Michael Sunday, Holden Sunday, Ember Sunday, Antonio Rosa, Jasmyn Rosa; predeceased by sister, Marlene D. (Hieter) Bieber. Buried, Topton Union Cemetery. Ludwick Funeral Home, 25 E. Weis Street, Topton.

Morning Call pg.B-4

4/18/2009

Allentown, PA

 

Heiter

Carrie Mary

Brensinger

3/6/1901

1/23/1928

Mrs. Carrie Brensinger, of Topton, died last night shortly after eleven o'clock at the Allentown hospital, where she had been admitted during the day for an operation. She was 27 years of age. [The Morning Call, Allentown, PA, Tuesday, January 24, 1928, page 7] A week after she returned from the Allentown hospital where she helped nurse her young son back to health after an illness of nearly three weeks, Mrs. Carrie M., wife of Eugene Brensinger, a prominently known young woman of Topton, was stricken Sunday with intestinal trouble and died Monday night at the same hospital, aged 26 years, 10 months and 17 days. Mrs. Brensinger was a daughter of Andrew and Sallie M., nee Weidenhammer, Hieger, and was a native of Topton. She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran church, the Bible class of the Sunday school and of the Ladies' auxiliary of the Topton Fire company. She is survived by her husband, one son, James S. A., her parents and the following brothers and sisters, David A., Peter, Paul E., Hannah, Harold, Woodrow W., Raymond G., Claire E., Mrs. John Hertzog and Mrs. Irwin Schlegel, the latter a twin sister, and Adam Hieger and Mrs. William Moser, Mertztown.

The funeral will be held from her late home on Weiss street, Topton, on Saturday afternoon at 1.30 o'clock. Short services will be held at the house and continued services in Trinity Lutheran church, Topton. Interment will be made in the Topton cemetery.

Morning Call pg.7

1/24/1928

Allentown PA.

 

Heiter

Clair E.

 

7/28/1919

7/9/1982

Clair E. Hieter; 62; 214 S. 13th St., Emmaus; died Friday at home; husband of Ruth A. (Wartman) Hieter; driver salesman, General Baking Co., Philadelphia, 28 years, retiring 1976; born Topton; son of the late Andrew S. & Sallie (Weidenhammer) Hieter; member, St. John's Lutheran Church, Emmaus; Army veteran, World War II; former secretary, Emmaus Fire Co. No. 1, many years. Survivors: widow; son, Michael C., Emmaus; brothers, Harold, Salt Point, N.Y.; Woodrow W., Emmaus; 2 grandchildren. Horace W. Schantz Funeral Home, 3rd & Main streets, Emmaus.

Morning Call pg. 68

7/10/1982

Allentown PA.

 

Heiter

Clara Amanda

Schlegel

3/6/1901

6/23/1974

Clara A. Schlegel; 73; 234 E. Smith St., Topton; died Sunday at home; widow of Irwin A. Schlegel; born Topton; daughter of the late Andrew & Sallie (Weidenhammer) Heiter; member, Grace Evangelical Congregational Church, Kutztown; World War II Gold Star Mother. Survivors: daughters, Florabelle C., wife of Norman A. Kramer, with whom she lived; Anna L., wife of Norman S. Edinger, Topton; sons, Wayne I., Emmaus; Grant O., Mertztown R. 1; Reyneld, Vestal, N.Y.; Irwin A., Jr., Topton; sisters, Mrs. Edith Hertzog, Macungie; Hannah, wife of Myron Kulp, Old Zionsville; brothers, Harold Heiter, Garden City, N.Y.; Woodrow Heiter, Emmaus; Clair Heiter, Emmaus; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren. Trexler & Hook Funeral Home, 25 E. Weiss St., Topton.

Morning Call pg. 12

6/24/1974

Allentown, PA

 

Heiter

David A.

 

01/27/1899

12/13/1963

David A. Hieter; 64; 13 Main St., Topton; died yesterday, Allentown Hospital; husband of Lizzie (Rauenzahn) Hieter; born Richmond Township, Berks County; son of the late Andrew & Sallie (Weidenhammer) Hieter; employed as barber, printer by Oswin Meck, Topton, 50 years. Survivors: widow; son Kermit, Emmaus; daughters, Beatrice, wife of Welton Zentner, Topton; Marlene, wife of Robert Bieber, Emmaus; Patricia, wife of Homer Hilbert, Macungie R. 1; brothers, Harold, Garden City, N.Y.; Raymond, Topton; Woodrow, Emmaus; Clair, Emmaus; sisters, Mrs. Clara Schlegel, Topton; Edith, wife of John Hertzog, Topton; Sallie, wife of William Moser, Mertztown R. 1; Hannah, wife of Myron Kulp, Old Zionsville; 6 grandchildren.

Schofer Funeral Home, Topton.

Morning Call pg 21

12/14/1963

Allentown PA.

 

Heiter

Donald Richard

 

6/16/1927

10/17/1999

Donald R. Heiter; 72; 303 E. Smith St., Topton; died Sunday Oct. 17, at home; husband of Gloria F. (Snyder) Heiter; postal clerk, Topton Post Office, 1959 until retiring 1989; born Mertztown; son of the late Adam A. and Evelyn M. (Yoder) Heiter-Croddy; member, past council president, St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Topton; Army veteran, World War II; past president, Jaycees, Lions Club, both Topton; Honor Guard member, Ray A. Master American Legion Post 217, Topton; charter member, past president, Brandywine Sports Booster Club; member, Huguenot Masonic Lodge 377, Kutztown; member Fearless Fire Company, Allentown; performer, area minstrel shows, known as "Boxcar", Brandywine Minstrel Show, Topton. Survivors: Wife; son, Scott D., Kutztown; daughter, Marcia A., sister, Mrs. Goldie C. Geist, both Topton; granddaughter.

Ludwick Funeral Home, Topton.

Morning Call

10/18/1999

Allentown, Lehigh Co, PA

 

Heiter

Jonas Adam

 

10/6/1924

4/16/1963

J. Adam Hieter; 38; 312 Barkley St., Topton; died yesterday, Allentown Hospital; former borough councilman; council president, 1 year; member, former councilman, church choir, Sunday School superintendent, Trinity Lutheran Church, Topton; former assistant scoutmaster, Topton troop, several years; managed swim team, Topton Swimming Pool; former coach, Knee-Hi basketball team sponsored by Topton Lions Club; born Topton; son of Mrs. Evelyn (Yoder) Hieter Croddy, Topton, & the late Adam A. Hieter; husband of Leona C. (Titlow) Hieter; Navy veteran, World War II. Survivors: widow; mother; children, Suzanne E., May Claire, Adam Andrew, all at home; brother, Donald R.; sisters, Goldie, wife of Herbert J. Geist, Shirley J., all Topton.

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

Morning Call pg.10

4/17/1963

Allentown, Lehigh Co, PA

 

Heiter

Kermit D.

 

2/1/1920

2/25/1987

Kermit D. Hieter; 67; Macungie R.1; died Wednesday, Lehigh Valley Hospital Center; husband of Jessetine S. (Carter) Hieter, the late Arlene F. (Stroh) Hieter; clerk, U.S. Postal Service, Emmaus branch, 33 years, retiring 1975; born Topton; son of the late David A. and Lizzie M. (Rauenzahn) Hieter; Army Air Corps veteran, World War II; member, St. John's Lutheran Church, Emmaus, past choir member, church council, pulpit committee. Survivors: widow; daughter, Carol A., wife of Robert E. Bastian Jr., Emmaus; sisters, Beatrice, wife of Welton Zentner, Topton; Marlene, wife of Robert Bieber, Emmaus; Patricia, wife of Homer Hilbert, Alburtis R.1; stepdaughter Barbara, wife of Kenneth Lagler, Red Hill; stepsons, Jack Bachman, Emmaus; Leonard Bachman, Macungie; Larry Bachman, Rebersburg, Centre County; 2 grandchildren; 12 step- grandchildren; step-great-grandchild.

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

Morning Call pg. B-7

2/26/1987

Allentown PA.

 

Heiter

Marlene D

Bieber

8/27/1931

9/22/2004

Marlene D. (Heiter) Bieber; 73; 633 Broad St., Emmaus; died Sept. 22, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township; wife of Robert C. Bieber; member, St. John's Lutheran Church, Emmaus. Survivors: Husband; children, Scott, Macungie; Donna Opsatnick, Hellertown; Tina Luther, California; sisters, Beatrice Zentner, Topton; Patricia Hilbert, Alburtis; 6 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren.

Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Emmaus.

Morning Call pg. B-10

9/24/2004

Allentown PA

 

Heiter

Raymond G.

 

8/28/1916

4/5/1967

Raymond G. Hieter; 50; 106 N. Main St., Topton; collapsed yesterday while driving his car, Allentown; dead on arrival, Sacred Heart Hospital; with wife, operated Hieter Beauty Salon, Topton, over 25 years; born Topton; son of the late Andrew & Sallie (Weidenhammer) Hieter; member, Trinity Lutheran Church, Topton; past president, Topton Lions Club. Survivors: widow, formerly Geneva F. Yeahl; daughter Sally Ann, wife of Donald E. Walter, Emmaus; grandchild; sisters, Mrs. Irwin Schlegel, Topton; Mrs. John Hertzog, Topton; Mrs. Myron Culp, Old Zionsville; brothers, Woodrow, Emmaus; Clair, Emmaus; Harold, Garden City, N.Y.

Earl A. Trexler Funeral Home, Topton.

Morning Call pg. 48

4/6/1967

Allentown PA.

Trexlertown Church Cemetery, Lehigh co, PA

Heiter

Sallie Nora

Moser

1904

3/15/1967

Mrs. Sallie N. Moser; 62; Mertztown R. 1; died yesterday, Allentown Hospital; wife of William E. Moser Sr.; born Grimville, Berks County; daughter of the late Andrew & Sallie (Weidenhammer) Hieter; member, Longswamp United Church of Christ. Survivors: husband; daughter, Lulu H., wife of Harvey C. Frey, Kutztown; son, William E. Jr., Topton; sisters, Mrs. Clara Schlegel, Topton; Mrs. Edith Hertzog, Topton; Hanna, wife of Myron Kulp, Old Zionsville; brothers, Woodrow Hieter, Emmaus; Clair Hieter, Emmaus; Raymond Hieter, Topton; Harold Hieter, Garden City, N.Y.; 2 grandchildren.

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

Morning Call pg.16

3/19/1967

Allentown PA.

 

Heiter

Shirley J.

 

12/25/1932

12/26/1968

Shirley J. Heiter; 303 E. Smith St., Topton; 36; died yesterday, Allentown Hospital; secretary, Caloric Corp., Topton; 1964-68, president, Topton Woman's Club; born Longswamp Township; daughter of Mrs. Evelyn (Yoder) Heiter Croddy & the late Adam A. Heiter; member, Trinity Lutheran Church, Topton. Survivors: mother; stepfather, Max R. Croddy; brother Donald; sister Goldie, wife of Herbert J. Geist, all Topton.

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

The Morning Call

12/27/1968

Allentown, Lehigh Co, PA

 

Heiter

Woodrow W.

 

6/18/1912

2/16/1993

Woodrow W. Hieter; 80; 647 Harrison St., Emmaus; died Tuesday, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township; husband of Loie (Beitler) Hieter; married 61 years in November; co-owner, with sons, Hieter's Restaurant, Emmaus, 1961-77; born Maxatawny; son of the late Andrew & Sallie M. (Weidenhammer) Hieter; member, Emmaus Moravian Church; member, Emmaus Lions Club; past steward, Emmaus Nest of Owls No. 1362; past master, Masonic Lodge 792; Navy veteran, World War II. Survivors: wife; son, David C., Allentown; daughter, Fay B. Dunbar, Allentown; 8 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; predeceased by son, Woodrow N. Sr.

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

Morning Call pg. B-12

2/18/1993

Allentown Pa.

 

Helbert

Beulah M.

Oswald

3/10/1902

3/19/1973

Mrs. Beulah M. Oswald; 71; Mertztown R. 1; died Monday at home; wife of Elmer W. Oswald; born Maxatawny Township; daughter of the late Wilson & Senora (Berk) Hilbert; member, St. John's Lutheran Church, Kutztown. Survivors: husband; sons, John P., Topton; Richard C., Topton; George W., Mertztown R. 1; Charles W., Mertztown R. 1; daughters, Mrs. Betty Hilbert, Breinigsville R. 1; Beulah, wife of Bernell Bogert, Mertztown R. 1; Faye, wife of Warren Rohrbach, Mertztown R. 1; sister, Mrs. Laura Reinhard, Reading; 22 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren.

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

Morning Call pg. 20

3/20/1973

Allentown PA.

Hope Cemetery, Kutztown, Berks co, PA

Helbert

Helen Daice

Bortz

01/25/1896

5/4/1945

Mrs. Helen D. Bortz; 59; Mertztown R. 1; died Friday, Allentown hospital; wife of Edwin F. Bortz; daughter of Edwin I. & the late Mary Alice (Reinert) Helbert; member, Reformed faith, Longswamp Union church, Home department, Sunday school; member, auxiliaries, Lyons Fire Co., Topton Fire Co., Topton American Legion; employed by Long Valley Rug Mill, Longswamp. Survivors: husband; father; sisters, Pearl, wife of George Rabenold, Allentown; Nettie Helbert, Mertztown; Lydia, wife of Ray Knappenberger, Emmaus; Bertha, wife of John Fritch, Longswamp; step-brother, Herbert Springer, Longswamp.

DeLong funeral home, Topton. Buried, Longswamp Union cemetery.

Call- Chronicle pg.7

5/6/1945

Allentown, PA

Longswamp UCC Cemetery

Helbert

Pauline A

Stoudt

11/14/1919

5/31/1992

Pauline A. Stoudt; 72; 1440 Walnut St., Allentown; died Sunday, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown; wife of the late Lewis W. Stoudt; self-employed domestic, Allentown area, 40 years; born Kutztown; daughter of the late James Solon & Alice C. (Fisher) Helbert; member, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Bethlehem. Survivors: sons, Robert C., Mertztown R.1; Dallas L., Blue Rapids, Kan.; Paul F., Topton; daughter, Shirley M. Oswald, Allentown; sisters, Dorothy M., wife of Clarence Delcamp, Emmaus; brothers, Ernest V., Mertztown R.1; Howard J., West Lawn, Berks County; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

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

Morning Call pg. B-6

6/2/1992

Allentown PA.

 

Helffrich

Dorothy May

Detwiler

11/26/1907

2/24/1992

Dorothy M. Detwiler, 84, of Bedminster Township, died Monday in her home. She was the wife of E. Homer Detwiler. They were married 60 years in November. She was a commercial artist in Allentown before her marriage. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late John H. and Edith (Kelly) Helfrich. She was a member of St. Matthew's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bedminster Township. Survivors: Husband; son, John R. of West Rockhill Township; daughter, Dorothy J. Eckert of Lansdale; sisters, Catherine of Bedminster and Evelyn, wife of Albert L. Way of Ocean View, N.J.; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Friday, Bernard Suess Funeral Home, 606 Arch St., Perkasie. No calling hours

Morning Call

2/27/1992

Allentown, PA

 

Helffrich

Florence Alice

Schaffer

05/1880

9/9/1953

Mrs. Florence A. Helffrich Shaffer, 73, of 814 Walnut Street, a clerk in the boys department of Koch Brothers clothing store for the past 35 years died yesterday at the Sacred Heart Hospital. She had been in ill health for the past two weeks and hospitalized since Monday. Born in Fogelsville, she was a daughter of the late Rev. Nevin N.W. Helffrich and Alice Hoffman Helffrich. Mrs. Shaffer had been living in Allentown for the past 57 years. She was a member of Emanuel Evangelical and Reformed Church, Allentown. Surviving are a son, Henry J. of New Orleans, LA, five grandchildren and two brothers, H. James and John, both of Allentown. A son, Sydney, preceded her in death.

Morning Call

9/10/1953

Allentown, PA

 

Helffrich

John David

 

11/25/1921

9/9/1995

John D. "Jack" Helffrich, 73, of Allentown, died Saturday in Georgetown District Hospital, Georgetown, Ontario, Canada, after being stricken on a Scouting trip. He was the husband of Kathryn H. (Helfrich) Helffrich. They were married 49 years last month. Active in Scouting for 39 years, he was a former scoutmaster of Troop 23, Allentown, and a member-at-large of the Trexler District, Boy Scouts of America. He received the Silver Beaver Award, the Order of the Alligator and the Service to Scouting awards. He was an assembler for Mack Trucks Inc., Allentown, for more than 42 years, retiring in 1983. During that time he served as a union representative for Local 677, United Auto Workers. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late H. James and Anna (Rader) Helffrich. Helffrich was a member of Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church, Allentown, serving as a Sunday school teacher and lay delegate to the church conference. He was a former Sunday school superintendent, trustee and member of the stewardship board. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.

Morning Call

9/10/1995

Allentown, PA

Ziegel's Church in Weisenberg Township, PA

Helffrich

John Henry

 

07/22/1803

1/31/1903

ALMOST REACHED CENTURY MARK DEATH OF THE OLDEST RESIDENT OF THIS CITY, DR. HENRY HELFRICH AGED ALMOST A HUNDRED YEARS HE WOULD HAVE OBSERVED HIS CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY JULY 22, NEXT, PROBABLY OLDEST DOCTOR IN COUNTRY The death of Dr. Henry Helfrich, which occurred at twenty minutes to 5 o'clock yesterday morning at his home, No. 229 North Eighth Street, brought to a close the earthly career of the oldest citizen in Allentown and Lehigh County and the oldest practicing physician so far as known in the country. The deceased reached the ripe old age of 99 years, 6 months and 10 days. Up to two months ago when he contracted a heavy cold he possessed a vigor and sprightliness that was truly remarkable in a person of his years. Shortly after taking sick pneumonia developed. The aged sufferer became weaker as the illness progressed until yesterday morning, when he breathed his last. He was conscious to the end.

The funeral will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. After interment in Allentown Cemetery services will be held in St. Michael's Lutheran Church. The pastor Rev. Dr. Jacob Steinhauser will preach a sermon in German and Rev. Theodore Herman, pastor of Salem Reformed Church, will preach in the English language. Dr. Helfrich was born July 22, 1803 in what is now Upper Macungie township, at that time Northampton County. His father was Henry Helfrich a watchmaker and a son of Rev. John Henry Helffrich who was sent to this country as a missionary of the Reformed Church. Deceased was the oldest of 10 children, only one of whom survives, Mrs. Mathilda Kohler, of No. 629 Turner Street, who is 85 years of age. She is at present visiting a daughter, Mrs. Thomas A. Fenstermaker, at Philadelphia. In the early years after the death of his father, Dr. Helfrich assisted his mother in raising the younger children by farming. He frequently made huckstering trips to New York. He attended the public schools at his home. At the age of 28 years he studied medicine under his uncle, Rev. Dr. John Helffrich, who was the grandfather of Dr. John H. Helfrich of 32 North Sixth Street. The former with other doctors founded the Homeopathic College, which was located on Penn Street where the Second Ward school buildings now stand. Here the subject of this sketch took his courses in medicine. Dr. Helfrich resided continuously in the house in which he died since 1856, filling a long and honorable career in the active practice of his profession. He was exceptionally successful in his practice and it is known that he made cures in cases where the patients had been treated in various hospitals without success and many who had been pronounced incurable were relieved. His medical preparations attained a wide reputation and were in constant demand. Shipments were made as far distant as California. Up to within a short time of his fatal illness he prescribed for some of his patients. In connection with his practice he was engaged in building and personally supervised the erection of several homes. He took the greatest delight in the cultivation of flowers. The beauty of his garden was admired by all passersby. He worked on the flower beds with the greatest care, setting and arranging the plants according to his own peculiar tastes. Dr. Helfrich's memory was unimpaired to the last. He reviewed his earlier days with evident pleasure and frequently discussed the customs and modes of living eighty years ago with an accuracy that was wonderful. He read without the use of spectacles, which is remarkable from the fact that he was a great reader and kept abreast of the times in his interest in current affairs. He had very little sickness in his lifetime and attributed his good health to regular and temperate habits. To round out almost a century of existence is accorded to but a few men and for this rare privilege and the many blessings he received he was truly grateful. He maintained long friendships and with the younger generations was universally respected. His life was an example of good Christian living and for which he received the rewards promised to those who persevere in the faith. Dr. Helfrich was married October 1, 1834 to Catherine Bachman, a daughter of the late Daniel Bachman, of Lynn township. She died August 22, 1875. He resided with Milton Kline of Kline and Bro., hatters, who is married to his only daughter. The only grandchild surviving is Miss Cora Kline.

Morning Call

2/1/1903

Allentown, PA

 

Helffrich

Maria Amanda

Bickel

01/13/1838

9/9/1911

BICKEL -- Maria Amanda, the daughter of Josiah and Elizabeth Helfrich, was born in Lehigh Co., Pa., Jan. 13, 1838, baptized Feb. 25,1838 by Rev. _____ Helfrich, confirmed by Rev. J. P. Shindel Apr. 2, 1859, and remained true to the church to the end of her life. She was married to Jacob Bickel Oct. 22, 1863, by Rev. J. P. Shindel. This union was blessed with 3 sons and 1 daughter; the oldest, William Oliver, died young in life; 2 sons and 1 daughter are living; James living in Maryland; Jennie, married to George Billman, in Dubois, Pa., and Charles, with whom the departed mother had her home, lives two miles west of Centreville, Snyder Co., Pa. She died Sept. 9, 1911, aged 73 years, 7 months, and 26 days. She leaves to mourn her departure 1 daughter, 2 sons, 5 brothers, 2 sisters and many friends.

Funeral services were held in the Reformed church at Troxelville, Sept. 12, 1911, conducted by her Pastor, Rev. F. W. Brown, of Beaver Springs. J. F. Zechman, of Troxelvi11e, funeral director."

 

 

 

Troxelville Union Cemetery

Helffrich

Nevin Henry

 

10/21/1917

12/3/2002

Nevin H. Helffrich, 85, of B'nai B'rith Apartments, Allentown, died December 3, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was married to Lorraine V. (Morris) Helffrich for 55 years in August.

He was a ticket agent for Allentown Bus Terminal for 25 years before retiring in 1982. "Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late H. James and Anna M. (Rader) Helffrich.

He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Fullerton. He was a member of Allentown YMCA's Men of Retirement Age Club.

 

 

 

Ziegel's Church in Weisenberg Township, PA

Helffrich

Nevin William Alexis

 

05/04/1855

4/20/1906

Death came swiftly to the Rev. Nevin W. Helffrich, the well known clergyman of the Reformed denomination, at his home in Allentown shortly after midnight Friday morning. He had been ailing for nearly a week and on Monday a large carbuncle developed, the pain of which prevented him from resting. Thursday night, instead of retiring, he remained seated in a chair and at quarter past twelve o'clock was suddenly stricken. He lived only a few moments afterward. The Helffrich family had for four generations a representative in the ministry of the Reformed Church. The progenitor of the family in this country was the Rev. Johann Heinrich Helffrich, who landed at New York on January 14, 1772. He settled in what is now Weisenberg township. His grandson was the father of the Rev. Nevin W. Helffrich. Rev. Helffrich was the second son of Rev. Wm. A. Helffrich, D.D., and his wife, Amanda, daughter of Solomon Fogel, Esq., and was born at Fogelsville on May 4, 1855. He was educated in the schools of the township, studying later at Heidelberg College, from which he graduated. Later he graduated from the Ursinus College Theological Seminary, and in 1879, was examined, licensed and appointed as his father's assistant in the charge which he served up to the time of his death. The charge which Rev. Helffrich served and which had been developed successively by his great-grandfather, grandfather and father, consisted of Heidelberg, Lynnville, Longswamp and Ziegel church congregations. In these charges his period of service extended from his ordination as a minister to his death and by ceaseless activity upbuilt the charges materially and spiritually. Rev. Mr. Helffrich is survived by his aged mother, residing at Fogelsville, his wife, who is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Hoffman; one daughter, Mrs. Elwood Schaeffer; two sons, John and James, all of Allentown, and these brothers: Dr. John Helffrich, of Allentown; Rev. Helffrich, of Bath, and Dr. Calvin Helffrich, of Fogelsville. The Helffrich family has served the Ziegel church congregation for over 100 years.

The funeral was held on Monday and was very largely attended.

Services were held and interment made on the family plot at Ziegel church, Maxatawny.

Macungie Progress pg. 1

4/26/1906

Macungie, PA

Ziegel's Church in Weisenberg Township, PA

Helffrich

Peter John

 

4/19/1930

12/15/1999

PETER JOHN HELFFRICH, born April 19, 1930 in New York, NY. Died December 15, 1999 in Allentown, PA. Peter J. Helffrich owner of recording lab Peter J. Helffrich of 4444 East Texas Road, Allentown, died Wednesday, Dec. 15, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest and I-78. He was the owner and operator of the Helffrich Recording Lab, Allentown, for the last 50 years. Born in New York City, he was a son of the late Cyril C. and Ruth (Ramage) Helffrich. He was a member of the Independent Business Association and the Porsche Club of America.

 

12/22/1999

 

 

Helffrich

Rebecca

Fogel

06/22/1821

11/1902

"Mrs. Rebecca Helfrich Fogel, widow of the late Thomas Fogel, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Clara Uhler, at No. 1825 North Broad Street, Philadelphia. She also leaves one brother, Dr. harry Helffrich and one sister, Mrs. Mathilda Kohler, of this city.

The remains will be brought to this city at 10:25 Lehigh Valley, and will be taken to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, South Eighth Street, where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Interment after services in Union Cemetery."

Morning Call

11/24/1902

Allentown, PA

 

Helfrich

Anna P.

Bobst

7/2/1910

1/20/2004

Anna P. Bobst, 93, formerly of Schoffers Road, Exeter Township, died Jan. 20 at 8:45 p.m. in Manor Care Health Services Inc., West Reading, where she had resided since May. Her husband, Charles H. Bobst, died June 1, 1984. Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Henry G. and Annie (Peiffer) Helfrich. Surviving are a son, Samuel C., Wernersville; and a daughter, Bette A. (Bobst) Hoffman, Fleetwood. Other survivors include two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Doris J. (Bobst) Blatt, in 2000.

Services will be private. Lutz Funeral Home Inc., Mount Penn, is in charge of arrangements.

Reading Eagle

1/23/2004

Reading PA

 

Helfrich

Bertha May

Steigerwalt

10/28/1902

6/12/1986

Mrs. Bertha M. Steigerwalt, 85, of New Ringgold R.2, died Thursday in Coaldale State General Hospital. She was the widow of Burton R. Steigerwalt. Born in East Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Hannah (Schock) Helfrich. Surviving are a daughter, Helen M., wife of Willard C. Arner, with whom she resided; a son, Fred C. of Tamaqua R.3; a brother Fred of New Ringgold R.2; a sister, Mrs. Esther Hoppes of Andreas R.1; three grandchildren and two great-grandsons.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Robert S. Nester Funeral Home, Snyders, Route 309. A calling hour will precede the services.

Morning Call

6/13/1986

Allentown, PA

 

Helfrich

Clifford

 

11/8/1921

9/22/2003

Clifford "Cliff" Helfrich, 81, of 104 George Ave., Nazareth, died Monday in the Visiting Nurse Association Hospice at the St. Luke Hospital, Fountain Hill. He was the husband of Geraldine (Keiper) Helfrich. They observed their 59th wedding anniversary last month. He was a truck driver for Chemical Tank Lines, Nazareth, for 32 years before retiring in 1977. He was a former president and shop steward of Teamsters Local 773 and former president of the union's Retirement Club. Born in Lehighton, he was a son of the late John and Mabel (Dreisbach) Helfrich. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Belfast.

 

 

 

 

Helfrich

Irvin C.

 

1917

2/10/1986

Irvin C. Helfrich, 69, of 219 1/2 Lehigh Ave., Palmerton, died Sunday in Gnaden Huetten Nursing and Convalescent Home, Lehighton. He was the husband of Emma Mae (Arnold) Helfrich. He was last employed by Lehigh Valley Iron and Steel Co., for 24 years. He previously worked for the former Lehigh Valley Railroad for 14 years. Born in Mahoning Township, he was a son of the late John and Mabel (Dreisbach) Helfrich. Surviving with his widow are a son, Charles L. of Tamaqua; a daughter, Eleanor Mae Moyer of Lansford; three sisters, Mildred, wife of Charles Lusch of Andreas, Pearl, wife of Roland Miller of Lehighton, and Myrtle Hirocheck of Nesquehoning; a brother Clifford of Nazareth; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in Sky-View Memorial Park, Hometown, with the Moyer-Zimmerman Funeral Home, 215 S. 3rd St., Lehighton, in charge of arrangements. There will be no calling hours.

Morning Call

2/10/1986

Allentown Pa

 

Helfrich

Mildred

Lusch

5/4/1925

1/24/2001

Mrs. Mildred M. Lusch, 75, Box 84, Andreas R.1, died Wednesday in the St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, Coaldale. She was the widow of Charles F. Lusch, who died in 1992. Born in Beaver Run, she was a daughter of the late John and Mabel (Dreisbach) Helfrich. She was a member of Ben Salem United Church of Christ, Lehighton, and the Andreas Fire Company.

 

 

 

 

Helfrich

Myrtle M.

Hirochek

1/8/1914

9/14/1989

"Myrtle M. Hirochek--75, of 35 W. Catawissa street Nesquehoning, died Thursday, September 14, 1989 in her home. She was the widow of Michael Hirochek. Born in Lehighton R1 she was a daughter of the late John and Mable (Dreisbach) Helfrich. Survivors-Son, Lewis, with whom she resided; daughter, Miriam Counterman of Lehighton; brother Clifford of Nazareth; sisters, Mildred Lusch of Andreas and Pearl Miller of Lehighton, and eight grandchildren."

 

 

 

 

Helfrich

Pearl E.

Lechleitner

4/28/1930

10/28/1993

Pearl E. Miller, 63, of 148 Bankway St., Lehighton, died Thursday in her home after an illness. She was the wife of Rollin J. Miller, who died in February, and the late Peter Patonetz and William Lechleitner Sr. Born in Beaver Run, she was a daughter of the late John and Mable (Dreisbach) Helfrich. Survivors: Daughters, Mary Lou, wife of Berlyn R. Troxell of Andreas R.1, and Lisa M., wife of Calvin Shook, with whom she resided; sister, Mrs. Mildred Lusch of Andreas R.1; brother Clifford of Nazareth; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Lucille Lechleitner, and a son, William Lechleitner Jr.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Robert S. Nester Funeral Home, Snyders (Route 309). Call 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Morning Call

10/29/1993

Allentown Pa

 

Helfrich

Willis Franklin

 

3/11/1935

5/11/1995

Willis F. Helfrich, 60, a West Penn Township supervisor, died Thursday at his Andreas R.1 home after an illness. He was the husband of Mary Lou (Oliphant) Helfrich. He was a township supervisor since 1971 and served as road foreman since 1982. Helfrich also owned and operated the former Willis Helfrich Trucking Co., Andreas, 1952-87. Born in West Penn Township, he was a son of the late Benjamin F. and Etha L. (Semmel) Helfrich. He was a member of the Lutheran congregation of Zions Union Stone Church, New Ringgold. He was a Shriner and also a 32nd degree Mason in Tamaqua Lodge 238. A member of the Antique Engine Tractor and Toy Club, Slatington, he rebuilt three antique John Deere tractors and several antique hit-and-miss engines, which he exhibited at various fairs. Survivors: Wife; daughter, Ruth M., wife of Eugene Raymond of Andreas R.1; son, Willis F. Jr. of New Ringgold; sister, Mamie A. of Andreas R.1, and two grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Terry A.

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

Morning Call

5/12/1995

Allentown PA

 

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