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Pauline Edna




Pauline E. Miller, 74, of 352 Front St., Alburtis, died Tuesday in her home. She was the wife of Richard A. Miller. They would have been married 56 years July 23. Born in Lower Macungie Township, she was a daughter of the late Byron L. and Edna V. (Merkel) Kauffman. She was a member of Church of the Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, Alburtis. Survivors: Husband; sons, John E. of Hamburg, Neil R. of Alburtis R.1, Warren F. of Bally, and Richard D. of Macungie R.6; daughter, Sara L., wife of Rev. Gene W. Smith of Laurys Station; stepbrother, Charles W. Fegley of Oley R.1; 19 grandchildren and 17 great- grandchildren.

Services: 10 a.m. Friday, Ludwick Funeral Home, 25 E. Weis St., Topton. Call 9-10 a.m. Friday.

Morning Call, pg. B-16


Allentown, PA



Mary Catherine




Mary C. Kline, 80, of 1 Hoover St., Mountville, died Friday Morning at St. Joseph Hospital after an illness. Born on Welsh Mountain, Lancaster Co., she was the daughter of the late Rev. George Martin Kauffroth and Lydia Sensenig Kauffroth. She was the wife of Harry F. Kline, who died in December 1983. A homemaker, she was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church of Mountville. Surviving are a daughter, Sylvia, wife of Bernard L. Blount, with whom she lived; 3 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren and a step great-grandchild. She is survived also by a brother, Sylvester Kauffroth of Austin, TX; and 4 sisters, Dorothy Botdorf and Ruth BROWN, both of Phoenixville, Lydia Hanna of Mountville and Susanna Hooper of Manheim. Here is a poem she wrote as a young woman: Little Mountain Home This little house here on a sunny mountain hill, Brings such memories that cause my heart to fill, Happy thoughts of our childhood days so long ago, Ma sitting by the window with stockings to sew, As we noisy children ran in and out the door, How much I loved this place, I never knew before. It wasn't built very fancy, but simple and strong, To stand the many years, that were to come along, Yes, each room in this little house is full of dreams, That we shared together, not long ago it seems, Though time has a way of too swiftly passing by, But this cannot erase our blessed family tie. Right here in this parlor we knelt each night for prayer, Giving thanks for a home, and of a Father's care, To be guided by such a fine mother and dad, Was a privilege lots of children never had, So my dear old house, I look at you with great pride, For in you was a real home, by the mountain side.




Pequea Evang. Cemetery., White Horse, Lancaster Co., PA






Mrs. Mary Gross, who suffered a stroke of apoplexy on Tuesday while hanging up wash in the yard of Mrs. E. G. Schwartz, died Wednesday night at her home the residence of her son-in-law, Morris Michael, Ninth and Pine Streets. Mrs. Gross was 64 years old. Her husband, who is dead was Reuben Gross. She is survived by four children; Mrs. Morris Michael, Milton and Edward Gross, of Allentown and Mrs. Frank E. Reichard of Reading. She is also survived by six sisters, Mrs. Caroline Lichtenwalner, of Allentown, Mrs. Clara Heffner, of Kutztown and Mrs. Alexander Singmaster, Mrs. John Reese., Mrs. Peter Weller of Macungie.

The funeral will take place at the Jordan Reformed Church, Walbert's where her husband was buried. Rev. Dr. Fogel will officiate. The date has not been fixed. Death Notice Gross, In this city, July 25, 1895, Mary Ann, widow of the late Reuben Gross, aged 64 years, 1 month and 19 days.

Funeral from the residence of her son-in-law, Morris Michael, No 124 North Ninth Street on Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock, which the relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend without further notice.

Services and burial at Jordan Reformed Church. South Whitehall.




Jordan Church, Whitehall Township, PA






On June 2, 1900, at the home of her son-in-law, George Moser, in Quakertown, of gangrene and old age, Elizabeth, widow of David Stoneback, aged 87 years, two months and one day. She was a daughter of Conrad and Elizabeth (Groff) Keeler, and was born in Montgomery Co., PA., April 1, 1813. She was baptized in infancy, and in maturer years was confirmed and became a member of the Reformed Church. She was married to David Stoneback, November 11, 1831. This union was blessed with four sons and six daughters, of whom one son and five daughters died. She lived to see twenty-two grandchildren, of whom seven died, and twenty great-grandchildren, of whom four died. Her husband died November 28, 1865. She was a sufferer for about six months and confined to her bed for eighteen days. She is survived by three sons, one daughter, fifteen grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and one sister. One brother and two sisters died.

Services at the home of George Moser, in Quakertown, on Wednesday evening, June 5, Rev. D. H. Reiter officiating. Further services and interment at Keeler's Church, June 6, where her pastor, Rev. Roush, officiated.

Parish Record Book, 1881-1913



Keeler's Ch Cemetery, Montgomery Co


William H.




Bro. William H. Keeler of Kulpsville, Pa., died very suddenly from a stroke of apoplexy, while on his way to market on June 3, 1910; aged 53 y. He died on his birthday. He is survived by his second wife, 6 brothers and 4 sisters.

The funeral was held on Wednesday, June 8.

Services and interment were held at the Towamencin M. H., near Kulpsville, Pa. Bros. Jos Ruth and Jacob C. Clemens officiated.

Gospel Herald



Towamencin Mennonite Cemetery, Montgomery Co


Henry Albert




Henry Kahley, 75, died at his home in Oneida, Thursday evening at 7 o'clock, following an illness. Surviving, his widow Fannie, seven children, Mrs. William Reichard of Audenreid, Frank of Hazleton, Amandus of McAdoo, Mrs. James House and Oliver Kahely of Oneida, William Kahley of Mount Laurel, and Elizabeth, at home. Two sisters and two brother, sixteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren also survive.

The funeral will be held from the late residence in Oneida, Sunday at 2 pm. Internment in Ringtown Cemetery.

Hazleton Newspaper



Ringtown Cemetery


Salena R.




Salena (Keim) Rauenzahn, widow of Albert Rauenzahn, died suddenly of a heart attack Friday afternoon at her home on Haas street, Topton, at the age of 72 years, 10 months and 7 days. She had been ill three weeks but was not considered to be in a serious condition. Mrs. Rauenzahn was born in Perry township, Berks county, a daughter of the late Daniel and Sarah (Seiger) Keim. She was a member of the Lutheran congregation of the Longswamp church. Her husband passed away about eight years ago. Surviving her are the following children: William and Edwin, Topton; George, Sallie, Hettie and Mrs. Clarence Bernhard, all at home; Mrs. Claude Oswald and Mrs. Roy Showalter, both of Topton; Mrs. David Fegley, Mertztown, R.D., and Mrs. David Heiter, Topton. She also leaves thirty-seven grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Katie Haines, Blandon.

Funeral services will be held at her late home Wednesday afternoon at 1.30, with Rev. William F. Bond and Rev. William H. Kline officiating. Interment will follow in Zion cemetery, Windsor Castle. Viewing Tuesday from 7 to 9.

Morning Call, page 7


Allentown, PA



Cortland B.




Cortland B. Keiser; 83; 228 W. Front St., Alburtis; died Saturday, Allentown Hospital; born Bethlehem; son of the late Johnson S. & Lydia Lewis Keiser; lived in Alburtis 65 years; machinist, Hydraulic Engineering Co., Alburtis, retiring several years ago; member, Lockridge Presbyterian Church, Alburtis; oldest living past master, Lehigh Lodge 326, F&AM, Trexlertown. Survivors: daughter, Mildred P., wife of Bruce B. DeLong, Mertztown; granddaughter; predeceased by wife, Gertrude B. Baumer Keiser. Schmoyer Funeral Home, Breinigsville.

Morning Call Pg. 22


Allentown, PA



James S.




James S. Keiser; died last evening, 8.30 o'clock, at home of son-in-law and daughter, Mr./Mrs. Charles Eck; month short of 84th birthday; born Longswamp township; paperhanger, painter; son of the late Nathan and Catherine (Shipe) Eck; member, Reformed wing, Longswamp church; member, Knights of the Golden Eagle, Topton. Survivors: daughter, Mrs. Charles Eck, Ringtown; son, George Keiser, Topton; sister Mary, wife of Daniel Stine, Allentown; brother John, Allentown; eight grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; predeceased by wife Alice, nee Titlow. To be buried, Longswamp church cemetery.

Morning Call pg. 7


Allentown Pa.







Juline, wife of Rev. William Desch, died Saturday at her home in Macungie. Death was due to a bronchial affection. Deceased was 75 years of age. She was a native of Lower Macungie township and was a daughter of Peter Keiser. Her husband, who is a Baptist minister, survives but is in feeble health. These children also survive: Alexander K. Desch, postmaster of Macungie; Emma, wife of H. B. Yellis and Alice, wife of Adam B. Neumoyer, all of Macungie; William K. of Allentown; John of Philadelphia and James of Wennersville. George who was Superintendent of Public Schools at Allentown and later at Bethlehem, died several years ago.

The funeral service will be held tomorrow at the Baptist Church.






Mildred P.




Mildred K. DeLong; 82; Mertztown; died Sunday, Lehigh Valley Hospital Center; wife of the late Bruce B. DeLong; teacher, 1930 to 1940; first, grades one through eight, Dale school, one-room school, Forgedale, Barto R.1; then, second grade, Cetronia School; first and second grades, Alburtis School; 1929 graduate, Kutztown State Teachers' College; born Alburtis; daughter of the late Cortland B. and Gertrude B. (Baumer) Keiser; member, Longswamp United Church of Christ, Mertztown R.2. Survivor: Daughter, Claire M., at home. Ludwick Funeral Home, 25 E. Weis St., Topton.

Morning Call P. B-6


Allentown PA



Elton Arthur




Elton A. Kelchner, 56, Nazareth RD5, died today in St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill. Born in Lower Nazareth Township, he was a son of Sterling E. & Carrie Bright Kelchner, Bethlehem RD#1. He retired in 1975 as a carpenter at Taylor-Wharton Co., Palmer Township. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the St. John's UCC, Nazareth, and its men's choir. Surviving in addition to his parents are his wife, the former Frances Diefenderfer; a son Neil of Bethlehem and 3 grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Bartholomew Funeral Home, Nazareth.
Interment will be in Farmersville Cemetery.

Easton Express, page 26


Easton, PA

Lutheran Union Cemetery, Farmersville, PA


Ada D.




Hunsberger, Ada Keller, 81, Souderton, Pa., died April 14. Spouse: Franklin Hunsberger (deceased). Parents: Milton and Mae Delp Keller (deceased ). Survivors: children Ronald, Donna Garis, Bryan; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral: April 19 at Souderton.

Mennonite - Volume 2, Number 18 - pages 16,17



Souderton Mennonite Cemetery, Souderton, Montgomery County, PA


Frank A.




Keller, Frank A., son of Frank and Maggie (Alderfer) Keller, was born at Telford, Pa., Aug. 15, 1901; died at Rockhill Mennonite Community Retirement Home, Sellersville, Pa., Apr. 14, 1990. On Jan. 31, 1925, he was married to Suetta Reller, who died Mar. 16, 1988. Surviving are 2 sons (Claude R. and Frank R.), one daughter (Marlene Benner), 8 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. He was a member of Rockhill Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Apr. 17, in charge of Mike Derstine; interment in Rockhill Cemetery.

Gospel Herald



Rockhill Mennonite Cemetery


Gail E.




Gail E. Brobst, 64, of Allentown died Thursday, Aug. 19, at home. She was the wife of Ernest C. Brobst. They were married for 44 years in June. She was a shoe saleswoman for the Tilghman Street K-Mart, Allentown, for the past six years. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Rolland and Louise (Hassler) Keller. Survivors: Husband; daughters, Lori M. Miller and Carol L., both of Coplay, and Robin L. of Hatboro; son, Jason E. of Coplay; sisters, Nancy, wife of William Moyer of Emmaus, Jackie, wife of Richard Hoffeld of Walnutport, and Noreen, wife of Louis Kuscan of Bethlehem, and a grandson.

Services: At convenience of the family. No calling hours. Arrangements, Keller Funeral Home, Fogelsville. Contributions: American Cancer Society, Allentown.

Morning Call


Allentown, PA



Milton F.




Keller, Milton F., son of Milton and Susan (Freed) Keller, was born in Franconia Twp., Pa., Feb. 27, 1889; died at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., June 8, 1963; aged 74 y. 3 m. 12 d. On Nov. 12, 1913, he was married to Mae Delp, who died Nov. 4, 1945. On Feb. 9, 1947, he was married to Ella Reinford, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Ada-Mrs. Frank C. Hunsberger), 3 grandchildren, one brother (Irvin), and 4 sisters (Mrs. Sallie Alderfer, Mrs. Herbert Clemens, Sr., Mrs. Edward Buchenauer, and Mrs. Amos Nyce). He was a member of the Upper Skippack Church.

Funeral services were held at the Souderton Church, June 13, in charge of Daniel Reinford and Russell Musselman.

Gospel Herald - Volume LVI, Number 27 - pages 597, 598.



Souderton Mennonite Cemetery, Souderton, Montgomery County, PA


Edmund T




EDMUND T. KELLOW Edmund T. Kellow, 83, of 35 Belvidere St., Nazareth, died yesterday in St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill. Mr. Kellow was a retired employee of the Bangor Gas Works where he was employed 34 years. Born July 9, 1886, in East Bangor, he was a son of the late John and Catherine Wilcocks Tinney. He lived in Pen Argyl before moving to Nazareth in 1962. He was a member of Nazareth Moravian Church. Survivors include his widow, the former Bessie H. Walter; two daughters, Mrs. William Schuler, Bethlehem and Mrs. Frances Weidman, Easton; two brothers, John T. Symons, Trenton, NJ, and Philip T. Miller, Salem NJ; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Bartholomew Funeral Home, Nazareth. Interment will be in Moravian Cemetery, Nazareth.

The Express pg. 14


Easton, PA

Moravian Cemetery, Nazareth, Northampton Co., PA






Alfred Kemmerer, died yesterday at his home at Allentown, aged 65years. The deceased was born in Bethlehem Township, this county, a son of the late Enoch & Julianna Kemmerer. Beside his wife, Edna, nee Titus, he is survived by 3 children, Asher, Nettie, & Charles, all residing at home. These brothers & sister also survive him: Cornelius, of Easton; James, of Bethlehem; Reuben, near Bethlehem; Israel, residence unknown; and Mrs. Ellen Moyer, of Wagnersville. He was a member of the Reformed Church, of North Bethlehem.

Easton Daily Express, page 5


Easton, PA







Mrs. Beulah Koehler, wife of Ezra Koehler, of Wagnersville, Bethlehem Township, died today in St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem. She is survived by her husband; 4 children, Roy, Mary, Earl, and Alberta, all at home; her mother, Mrs. Cecilia Kemmerer, of Newburg; 3 sisters, Mrs. Nora Bright, of Newburg, Mrs. Fred Buss, of William Penn Highway, & Mrs. Frances Shafer, of the Bath-Bethlehem Highway; and 2 brothers, Arthur Kemmerer, of Bethlehem RD#1,near Farmersville, and Clarence Kemmerer, of Bethlehem RD on the Nazareth-Bethlehem Pike. Mrs. Koehler was a member of the Evangelical-Reformed Congregation of the Farmersville Church.

Easton Express, page 3


Easton, PA

Lutheran Union Cemetery, Farmersville, PA






Mrs. Eleanora Kemmerer Bright, 81,of Easton RD#2, died yesterday in St. Luke's Hospital. Mrs. Bright was the wife of Vincent A. Bright. Born in Palmer Township, she was a daughter of the late Elisha & Cecelia Walter Kemmerer. She was a member of St. John's UCC, Farmersville. Mr. & Mrs. Bright observed their 59th wedding anniversary on Sept. 30, 1959. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are a daughter, Mrs. Sterling Kelchner, at home; 2 sisters, Mrs. Francis Schaeffer, Bethlehem, and Mrs. Fred Buss, Easton; a brother, Arthur Kemmerer, Easton; 1 grandchild and a great-grandchild.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in St. John's United Church of Christ, Farmersville.

Easton Express, page 13


Easton, PA

Lutheran Union Cemetery, Farmersville, PA


Elijah Israel




Elijah Israel Kemmerer, 80 years of age, died at his home, William Penn Highway, Palmer Township, at 7:30 o'clock last evening of pneumonia, after an illness of 10 days. He was born in Lower Nazareth Township, a son of the late Enoch & Julianne Kemmerer. He was a life-long member of the Farmersville Reformed Church. He conducted a farm in Bethlehem Township until 6 years ago, when he retired. Mr. & Mrs. Kemmerer celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on June 25 last. Deceased is survived by his wife, Mrs. Cecilia Walter Kemmerer, and the following children, Clarence F. Kemmerer, of Nazareth, R.D.1; Mrs. Francis W. Schaeffer, Arthur E. Kemmerer, of Bethlehem; Mrs. Vincent A. Bright, Mrs. Ezra E. Koehlar, of Easton R.D.3; and Mrs. Fred Buss, of Easton R.D.2. He also leaves a brother, James W. Kemmerer, who is 97 years old; 18 grandchildren & 12 great-grandchildren.

Easton Express


Easton, PA

Lutheran Union Cemetery, Farmersville, PA


Elma A.




Elma A. Kemmerer Fehnel daughter of: Clarence & Daisy Huber Kemmerer wife of: Raymond J. Fehnel born: 13th April, 1903, Lower Nazareth Township died: 13th November, 1993, Leader Nursing Home, Palmer Township residence: 135 East Lawn Road, Nazareth (1993) survivors: Husband son, Elwood Fehnel, Palmer Township 3 grandchildren 5 great-grandchildren 2 great-great grandchildren son: Sherwood Fehnel, died before her.

Morning Call page B-08





James Washington




James Washington Kemmerer, one of Allentown's oldest & best known citizens, died last evening at the home of Mr. & Mrs. F.B. Loch, that city, where he had been residing for the past 8 years. He was 98 years old. He was a native of the Pond section, in Lower Nazareth Township, Northampton County. He was 28 years old when he enlisted as a member of Company "B", 31st NJ Regiment & served in the Union Army for a year, fighting at Chancellorsville, Fredericksburg, & Gettysburg. For many years he was a contractor in Bethlehem & built many of the older & better known residences in that city. His nearest survivors are 7 nephews & 18 nieces.

Easton Express, page 5:1


Easton, PA

Nisky Hill Cemetery, Bethlehem, PA






Reuben Kemmerer, one of the oldest and best-known citizens of Salisbury township, died Sunday morning aged 74 years. He had been afflicted with consumption for a year. Two weeks ago, he suffered a stroke of paralysis, which hastened his death. His wife, three daughters and two sons survive. The children are Oliver, the toll taker at Mountainville, Homer and Myra, who reside at home: Mrs. John Apple of Allentown and Mrs. Fred Traub of Mountainville.

The funeral will take place on Thursday morning. Mr. Kemmerer was a truck farmer and raised large quantities of grapes. He resided near Mountainville and was universally esteemed.




Salisbury Cemetery, PA


Tilghman David




Tilghman D. Kemmerer, Sr., residing at the corner of Eighth and Walnut streets, died last evening of an apoplectic stroke. He took supper with his family at 6 o'clock and after finishing went into an adjoining room and dropped into a rocking chair. His wife, who happened to be in the room, heard him cough slightly and saw him give his final gasp. Death came suddenly and so quickly as to prostrate the entire family. During last winter, he was stricken three times but rallied. He was seized with coughing spells frequently but otherwise was hearty. Deceased would have been 60 years of age on December 5. He was born in Forks township, Northampton County and removed to this city in the memorable year of 1848. He was a son of Major Kemmerer. In 1857, he was married to Miss Emma Knauss, who survives him. Seven children also survive: Edward H., Charles H., Mrs. John Sellers, of Philadelphia; John K, William R., T. D. and Harry H. and two sisters, Mrs. John Kern of Hecktown, Northampton County and Mrs. Henry OTT of Chapman's Quarries. He was out with Captain Gregory's company during the war and was one of the early members of the Good Will fire Company. He was a cigar maker by trade but for the past year did not work. Many years ago, he conducted a store at No 615 Hamilton Street. Death Notice Kemmerer, In this city, Nov. 3, 1895, Tilghman D. Kemmerer, aged 59 years, 10 mos and 29 days.

Funeral services at his late residence, corner of Eighth and Walnut Streets on Friday afternoon at two o'clock to which relatives and friends are respectfully invited without further notice.
Interment private in the Union Cemetery.




Union Cemetery, Allentown, PA


John Martin




John M. Kemp; 70; Macungie R. 1; died Sunday at home; husband of Sallie E. (Stoudt) Kemp; born District Township, Berks county; son of the late Martin & Ida (Reichard) Kemp; retired farmer; member, Lutheran congregation, Huffs Union Church, Seisholtzville, Berks County. Survivors: widow; sons, Carl, Macungie R. 1; Dennis, Milford Square; daughters, Mae, wife of William Bogert, Coopersburg R. 2; Betty, wife of Albert Estoch, Emmaus; Marie, wife of Robert Frederick, Allentown; Ruby, wife of Ernest Carson, East Greenville; sisters, Cora, wife of Frank Hertzog, Allentown; Sallie, wife of Elmer Moyer, Bethlehem; 14 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.

Schofer Funeral Home, Topton.

Morning Call pg. 6


Allentown PA.



Margaret Mary




Margaret M. Zwoyer; 84; Mertztown; died April 5, 2007; wife of Charles J. Zwoyer Sr. Ludwick Funeral Home, 25 E. Weis St., Topton. Buried, Huffs Church Union Cemetery, Alburtis. The Morning Call, Allentown, PA, Saturday, April 7, 2007, page B-8] Margaret M. Zwoyer; 84; Mertztown; died April 5, 2007, St. Joseph Medical Center; wife of Charles J. Zwoyer, Sr.; married Oct. 23, 1943; born July 1, 1922, District Township; daughter of the late Ralph D. & Cora (Greiss) Kemp; sewer, General Seating Company, Topton, retiring 1987; first worked, Keith Knitting Mill, Mertztown; member, Lutheran congregation, Huff's Union Church, Alburtis; member, Rockland Gun Club, Mertztown; member, Pikeville Sportsman's Association, Pike Township; known as "Chow Chow" lady of Fredericksville. Survivors: husband; sons, Charles J. Jr., husband of Carol A. (Gift), Alburtis; Robert L., husband of Dana K. (Scheidt), Mertztown; daughters, Carolyn D., wife of Eric Snyder, Port St. Lucie, Fla.; Barbara A. Zwoyer, Mertztown; Sandra A., wife of David L. Bausher, Fleetwood; 8 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 2 step-great-grandchildren; predeceased by 3 grandchildren, great-grandson.

Ludwick Funeral Homes Inc., 25 E. Weis St., Topton.

Morning Call pg. B-8


Allentown PA.



May E.




Mae E. Bogert; 73; Coopersburg; died Sunday, Sept. 6, Pennsburg Manor; wife of William H. Bogert; married 49 years in June; worked, Dan Schantz Greenhouse, Emmaus, 12 years, retiring 1980; born Topton; daughter of the late John and Sally Kemp; member, Chestnut Hill United Church of Christ, Coopersburg. Survivors: husband; sons, William H. Jr., Quakertown; Jeffrey A., Allentown; brothers, Carl, Pennsburg; Dennis, Quakertown; sisters, Betty Estock, Dothan, Ala.; Marie Fredericks, Trexlertown; Ruby Carson, Pennsburg; 2 grandsons.

Norcross-Weber Funeral Home, 101 N. Main St., Coopersburg.

Morning Call, page B-6


Allentown, PA



Ralph M.




Ralph M. Kemp, 51, of Alburtis R. 1, Longswamp Township, died unexpectedly of a heart attack yesterday while at work at the Caloric Gas Stove Corporation, Topton. Born in District Township, Berks County, he was a son of Amanda (Dierolf) Kemp and the late George F. Kemp. He was a member of Huffs Lutheran Church, Topton Fire Co. and its beneficial association, and Lyons Fire Co. He was employed by Caloric for 28 years. Surviving are his wife, Cora (Greis) Kemp, two daughters, Margaret, wife of Charles Zwoyer, Mertztown R. 1; and Daisy, at home, and two sons, Cpl. Ralph M. Kemp, Jr., who returned home on furlough only three days ago from Korea, and Russel W. Kemp, at home. Also surviving are his mother of New Berlinville; three grandchildren, and three sisters, Alice Kemp, New Berlinville; Mayme, wife of Alvin Meck, Reading, and Bertha, wife of David Hunter, Macungie R. 1; and five brothers, James, Barto R. 1; Charles, Mertztown R. 1; Elmer, Barto R. 1; Paul and Percy, both of Hamburg RD.

Morning Call pg. 27


Allentown PA



John A.




A service for John A. Kensinger, 78, of Basking Ridge will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the Middlesex Funeral Home, 528 Bound Brook Rd., Middlesex. Mr. Kensinger, who died Monday in Morristown Memorial Hospital, was a delivery man with Cooper Brothers Tires in Green Brook and Garden State Auto Parks in Piscataway. Earlier, he worked at General Motors in Linden. He served in the Army during World War II and was a member of the American Legion Stevenson-DAlessio Post 12 in Somerville. Born in Martinsburg, Pa., he lived in Plainfield and in Middlesex for many years before recently moving to Basking Ridge. Surviving are his wife, Donna; a son, John; daughters, Carolyn Smith and Linda Fernandez; a sister, Ruth Koehler; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild.






Audrey M.




Seltmann, Audrey M. Audrey M. (Kern) Seltmann, 68, wife of Robert R. Seltmann, Boyertown, Colebrookdale Township, passed away in her residence after a battle with cancer. Her family was by her side. Born in Maxatawny Township, she was a daughter of the late Warren D. and Clardine (Knappenberger) Kern. Surviving with her husband are her son, John E. Keim, Allentown; daughter, Pamela C. Keim, Orlando, Fla.; brothers: Donald, Topton, John, Longswamp Township, Billy, Lenhartsville, and Dennis, Kutztown; sister, Betty Bartholomew, Nazareth; and grandson, Matthew Keim. Also surviving are her stepson, Robert R. Seltmann Jr., husband of Valesia, Oahu, Hawaii; stepdaughter, Estelle M., wife of Thomas Reichel, Arlington Heights, Ill.; five step grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by two sisters, Doris Leiby and Joanne Zettle. Audrey was a member of the Boyertown Area Center on Spring Street. She enjoyed playing cards and listening to country music and she loved to cook.

A memorial service will be Friday at 2:30 p.m. in Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center Inc., 1020 E. Philadelphia Ave., Gilbertsville. Burial will be private. Friends may call on Friday from 1:30 to 2:20 p.m. in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Audrey's name to the Humane Society of Berks County, 1801 N. 11th St., Reading, PA 19604. View obituaries or send condolences at

Reading Eagle


Reading PA.



Dama Oswald




Dama K. Brobst, 80, of 534 Third St., Catasauqua, died Friday in Leader Nursing and Rehabilitation Center I, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late William Charles Brobst. A registered nurse and graduate of Jefferson Hospital School of Nursing, Philadelphia, she was a staff nurse at Allentown Hospital for many years and did private duty throughout the Lehigh Valley. Born in Emerald, she was a daughter of the late Homer and Sylvia (Oswald) Kern. She was a member of Salem United Church of Christ, Catasauqua. Survivors: Son, Dr. Robert of Arlington, Texas; daughters, Kathleen, wife of Jeffrey R. Dimmick of Orefield, and Catherine J. Fulton of Bethlehem; sisters, Dorothea, wife of Frank Burgener of Auburndale, Fla., and Jean, wife of Karl Andreas of Slatington, and two grandchildren.

Graveside services: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Lower Towamensing Cemetery, Palmerton. No calling hours. Arrangements, John H. Brubaker Funeral Home, Catasauqua.

Morning Call


Allentown, PA



Frances J.




Frances K. James; 79; Luther Meadows, Topton, formerly 347 Pennsylvania Ave., Kutztown; died Wednesday, Lehigh Valley Hospital Center; wife of the late Henri A. James; payroll supervisor, Kutztown University, 12 years, retiring 1974; born Fleetwood; daughter of the late Harvey P. & Deborah C. (Hinkle) Kern; member, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Topton; president, Allentown Hospital auxiliary, late 1950s. Survivors: daughters, Heather J., wife of Robert C. Howell, Mohnton, Berks County; Erin D., wife of Forrest F. Hertzog, Mertztown R.1; Wendy J., wife of Richard L. Musselman, Emmaus; son, Lance E., Topton; sister, Margery L., wife of Howard S. Heffner, Temple; brother, Benton W., Earlville, Berks County; 11 grandchildren; 2 great-granddaughters.

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

Morning Call pg. B-16


Allentown PA,



Gilbert E.




Gilbert E. Kern, 81, of 18 E. 16th St., Northampton, died Sunday in the Lehigh Valley Hospital Center. He was the husband of Anna (Oleschak) Kern. He worked for Lehigh Structural Steel Co., Allentown, for many years before retiring. Born in Slatington, he was a son of the late Elias and Alice (Minnich) Kern. He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Slatington. His widow is the only immediate survivor.

Services will be announced by the Joseph F. Reichel Funeral Home, 326 E. 21st St., Northampton..

Morning Call pg. B-6


Allentown, PA



Paul L.




Paul L. Kern, 81, of Berwick Retirement Village No. 1, Berwick, Pa., died Sunday, Dec. 24, in the village. He was a laborer for the Mac Motor Co., Allentown. Born in Slatington, he was a son of the late Alvin F. and Myrtle (Wagner) Kern. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors: Brothers, Rev. Woodrow W. of Lancaster, Luther N. of St. Helen, Mich.; sister, Clarentha Thomas of Walnutport.

Services: Private, at the convenience of the family. Arrangements, Sheetz Funeral Home, Mount Joy, Lancaster County.

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Nice, Katie K., 85. Born: Nov. 6, 1905, Skippack Twp., Pa., to John M. and Susan (Keyser) Kerr. Died: Mar. 22, 1991, Sellersville, Pa. Survivors-children: Gladys Nyce, Harold K.; 9 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by John M. Nice (husband).

Funeral and burial: Mar. 25, Franconia Mennonite Church, by Floyd M. Hackman, Russell M. Detweiler, and Curtis L. Bergey.

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Franconia Mennonite Cemetery






Moses Kerschner, of Guth's Station, died Tuesday of apoplexy, aged 64 years. He left a wife, two sons and four daughters.

The funeral will be held today at the Jordan Reformed Church and Rev. Dr. E. J. Fogel will officiate.






Ada Lorena




Ada K. Purdy Ada Kessler Purdy, 97, of Nazareth, died Sunday, 21st May, 2006, in Easton Hospital. Born 22nd September, 1908, in Easton, a daughter of the late Thomas & Edna (Young) Kessler. Her husband, Walter B. Purdy, died in 1978. She had been employed by Ingersoll-Rand for several years. She was a member of the Women's Club of Easton, & Muhlenberg Hospital Auxiliary. Survivors include a step-daughter, Dorothy Purdy, of Bethlehem; a brother, Richard Kessler, of Wilson Borough; & a sister, Arlene Nolf, of Palmer Township.

Services will be private. The Ashton Funeral Home, 14th & Northampton Streets, Easton, is in charge of arrangements. Interment will be in Easton Cemetery.

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Easton Cemetery, Easton, Northampton Co., PA


Paul Hertzell




Paul was a druggist at Nazareth, PA. In 1900 he was living in Philadelphia, PA and, in 1906, in Nazareth, PA. He never married and died of TB at the age of only 29 at the home of his mother, Anna L. Kachline, in Nazareth, PA. He is buried next to his parents in Greenwood Cemetery.




Nazareth, Northampton, PA


Earl Morris




Earl M. Kindig, 91, formerly of Bethlehem, died Monday, Sept. 9, in Manor Care Health Services I, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Rozalia "Rose" (Takacs) Kindig, who died in 1987. He was a conductor for the former Reading Railroad from 1940 until retiring in the late 1960s. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Weston S. and Tillie (Bankhardt) Kindig. He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Bethlehem. Survivors: Daughters, Bernadine S., wife of Richard Stevens of Fort Worth, Texas, Sandra P., wife of Donald Pinkerton of Coopersburg, and Sylvia A., wife of Ronald Groeger of Bethlehem; sons, Bruce G. of Bethlehem and Alan S. of Chalfont; brothers, Daniel of Nazareth and Weston of Zionsville; sisters, Emma Mirra and Hilda Bartholomew, both of Bethlehem, Barbara in California, Alice Gibson of Riegelsville and Isabelle Wessner of Allentown; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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Woodlawn Cemetery Allentown PA


Dorothy M.




Dorothy M. Aagaard, 74, formerly of Wilson, died Saturday in Brethren Village, Lancaster, Pa. Born 13th October, 1909, in Easton, she was a daughter of the late Earl & Hattie Kist. Mrs. Aagaard was a member of St. Mark's United Church of Christ, Easton. Her husband, Paul Aagaard, died in 1976. Surviving are a daughter, Diane Berke, of Lancaster; a brother, Jack Kist, of Stroudsburg, & 3 grandchildren.

Services were held Wednesday at St. Mark's UCC. Interment was in Easton Heights Cemetery.

Clements Funeral Home, Easton, was in charge of arrangements.

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Easton, PA

Easton Heights Cemetery, Easton, PA


Earl B.




Earl B. Kist, 63, of 1854 Fairview Avenue, a retired employee of the Ingersoll-Rand Company died today at 7:10 a.m. in Easton Hospital after a long illness. He was admitted June 28th. Mr. Kist was employed for 33 years as an estimator in the Ingersoll-Rand office. He retired about 6 years ago because of failing health. A lifelong Easton resident, he was a son of the late Peter & Alice Brotzman Kist. He was a life member of St. Mark's Evangelical Reformed Church, & a member of the Wilson Republican Club. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Paul Aagaard, with whom he resided, and Mrs. Wilbur Fuehrer, also of Wilson; a son, John P. Kist, of East Stroudsburg; a sister, Mrs. John Genther, of Easton; a brother, Raymond, of Norfolk, Va., and 6 grandchildren. His wife, Hattie Young Kist died 4 years ago.

Funeral services for Earl B. Kist, 63, of 1854 Fairview Avenue were held this afternoon at the Shillinger Funeral Home. Mr. Kist died Monday at Easton Hospital. The Rev. Frank W. Teske, D.D., pastor of St. Mark's Evangelical Reformed Church officiated. Burial was in Easton Heights Cemetery. Pallbearers were John Genther, Wilbur Fuehrer, Paul Aagaard, Charles Eichman, Paul Snyder, & John Hoff

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Easton Heights Cemetery, Easton, PA


Evelyn A.




Mrs. Evelyn Genther, 70, of 1907 Ferry Street, Wilson, died unexpectedly last night while visiting at the home of her son-in-law and daughter Mr. & Mrs. Richard Prendergast, Newton, New Jersey. Death was caused by a heart attack. Mrs. Genther was the wife of John Genther. Born in Easton, she was a daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Peter Kist. She was a member of St. Mark's United Church of Christ, Easton. Survivors include a grandson.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fisher Funeral Home, Wilson.

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Easton, PA

Easton Heights Cemetery, Easton, PA


Mary Alice




Mrs. Wilbur Fuehrer, 55, was Wilson High Basketball Player Mrs. Mary Alice Fuehrer, 55, of 1560 Northampton Street, Wilson, wife of Wilbur A. Fuehrer, died Saturday afternoon at her home. She had been in ill health the last 3 years. Born 22nd November, 1912, in Wilson, she was a daughter of the late Earl & Hattie (Young) Kist. Mrs. Fuehrer was a graduate of Wilson High School, where she was a member of the girls' varsity basketball teams. She was a member of St. Mark's United Church of Christ, Easton, & the Diana Sitgreaves Society of the church. Surviving include 2 sons, J. Craig, with the US Army at Ft. Irwin, Calif., & Thomas E., at home; a sister, Mrs. Paul R. Aagaard, of Wilson Borough; a brother, Jack P. Kist, of East Stroudsburg, & a granddaughter.

The funeral will be held at 11 am Wednesday in the Bender Funeral Home, Easton.

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Easton Heights Cemetery, Easton, PA


Peter John




Peter John Kist, aged 62 years, died at his home, No. 1126 Lehigh Street at 5 o'clock this morning from complications after an illness of 4 weeks. Besides his wife, Alice, he leaves 3 children, Earl, of Easton; and Raymond & Miss Evelyn Kist, at home. He is also survived by 3 sisters and a brother: Mrs. Harry Wolslayer, of this city; Mrs. Harry Belamy, of Mauch Chunk; Mrs. Richard Pierce, of Sayre, and George Kist, of Easton. He leaves 5 grandchildren. Mr. Kist was born at Philadelphia & was the son of the late Jacob & Anna Kist, but came to this city when he was 6 years of age and had been a resident of Easton practically all his life. He was connected with the Ingersoll-Rand Company for 25 years, working in both the Phillipsburg and West Easton plants. Prior to his illness, he was a clerk at the Odenwelder Pharmacy. He was a member of the Episcopal Church, and was a member of Victory Council, No. 308, Jr. O.A.M.

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Easton Heights Cemetery, Easton, PA


Raymond A.




Raymond A. Kist, Former Easton Resident, Dies NORFOLK, Va.

Raymond Arner Kist, 55, former Easton resident, died Sunday night at 7:05 in Norfolk Hospital. Mr. Kist had been in ill health for some time with a heart condition. He was hospitalized twice within recent months, the last time for several weeks. He was appliance manager for E.K. Wilson & Sons in Norfolk. He had been with the firm about 7 years. Before that, he was associated with the Hoover Co., vacuum cleaner-manufacturers; in Easton, Allentown, & Norfolk. His service with the firm spanned an 18 year period. Mr. Kist was a native of Easton. He was a star bowler for several teams in the Easton vicinity in former years. He started to work for the Hoover firm in 1930 as a salesman working through the Morrison Electric Company Store in Easton. He held that position about 10 years. After leaving the Morrison store he went to Allentown, where he was district manager for the vacuum cleaner company for about 2 years. About 13 years ago, he moved to Norfolk, taking a position there as district manager for the Hoover firm, a job he held until he went with the Wilson store there. Mr. Kist was a son of the late Peter & Alice (Brotzman) Kist. He lived at 246 Bayview Boulevard, Norfolk. He was a member of the Norfolk Lions Club; the Isaak Walton League; Norfolk Executives Club; South Side Gun Club; Commissioned Officers Golf Club; Norfolk Sports Club; and Christ Methodist Church, all of Norfolk, & the Odd Fellows, of Easton. Surviving are his widow, the former Mary McConnell, & a sister, Mrs. Evelyn Genther, of Wilson.

Services were held this afternoon in Norfolk. Further services & interment will be in Atlantic City, NJ.

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Atlantic City, NJ


Anna Catherine




Mrs. Catharine A. Fegely; widow of Benneville Fegely; died Sunday morning, at home of daughter and son-in-law, Mr./Mrs. William Reith, near Alburtis; aged 84 years, 4 months, 19 days; husband preceded her in death 28 years ago; daughter of the late Nathan and Catharine (Dietrich) Kistler; born Lynn township. Survivors: children, Levi, Edwin, Mantana, Mrs. William Reith, near Alburtis; Nathan, Emaus; Alvin, Bowers; Mrs. Daniel Weigle, Topton; Mrs. William Geist, Allentown; Mrs. Harvey Meck, Mrs. Charles Dankel, both Mertztown; sister, Mrs. A. B. Urick, Joplin, Mo.; brothers, William, Nathan Kistler, Blackwell, Okla; 22 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren. Buried, Mertztown cemetery.

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Jacob Mosser




Jacob M. Kistler, died of infirmities of old age, at Reading aged 77 years. He was born in Lynn township, this county and moved to Reading last April. He was well known in Lehigh County, having first been engaged in distilling business for several years and later in tanning together with farming for over forty years. He retired a number of years ago. He was a member of the New Jerusalem Lutheran Church. Eleven Children survive. Dr. Willoughby Kistler of Germansville, James Kistler, Kansas City; Dr. Jacob Kistler of Stoney Run; Mary, wife of David Bachman, Weidasville, Ella, wife of Dr. E. W. Seidel, Reading; Millie, wife of S. R. Rothermel, Reading, Katie, wife of James Braucher, Stony Run; Lydia, wife of A. B. Kunkel of Lenhartsville: Sarah, wife of John Fusselman, Atchison, Kan. And Lizzie, wife of William Lauchton of New Tripoli, besides two sisters. Mrs. Charles Faust of Steinsville and Mrs. Peter Steif of Seipstown and three brothers; Michael Kistler of Stroudsburg, William Kistler of Delaware Water Gap and Daniel of Tamaqua. Deceased parents both reached 80 years.




Jerusalem "Red" Church, Stony Run, Albany Township, PA


Dolores Francis




Dolores F. "Dolly" Yurasits, 64, of 127 N. 9th St., Coplay, died Monday, July 14, in Lester E. Cox Medical Center, Springfield, Mo. She was the wife of Stephen F. Yurasits. She worked in the quality control department of Mack Trucks Inc. Allentown, for 15 years until retiring in 1990. Previously, she worked for a catering service at Mack Trucks for 15 years. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Veronica (Pietrobon) Kline of Allentown and the late William Kline. She was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Coplay, and its Altar and Rosary Society. Yurasits was a member of the Mack Truck Employees Retirement Group. Survivors: Husband and mother; sons, Stephen of Potts Grove, Northumberland County, and Jeffrey of Allentown; brothers, William and Richard, both of Allentown, and five grandchildren.

Services: To be announced by Reichel Funeral Home, Northampton. Contributions: To the church.

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Italian Cemetery, Allentown, PA


Edith L.




Edith L. Scheirer, 80, of W-21 Mobile Court 1, Walnutport, formerly of Kempton, Allentown and Schnecksville R.1, died Tuesday, Nov. 4, in Palmerton Hospital. She was the wife of Robert R. Scheirer. They were married for 59 years last month. She was a housekeeper at Devonshire Park Apts., Allentown, for 14 years before retiring in 1982. She previously was a sewing machine operator for the former Miller Factory, Allentown, for many years. Born in Lehigh County, she was a daughter of the late John N. and Loretta (Ruppert) Kline. Survivors: Husband; son, David R., at home; daughter, Carol E., wife of LeRoy P. Miller of Neffs, four grandchildren and two great-grandsons.

Services: 10 a.m. Friday, Heintzelman Funeral Home, 4906 Route 309, Schnecksville. Call 9-10 a.m. Friday. Contributions: American Diabetes Association, Bethlehem.

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Lester Arthur




Lester A. Kline; 91; formerly 417 Sharadin Road, Kutztown; died Dec. 14, The Lutheran Home, Topton; married to Mary G. (Oswald) Kline, 62 years last April; residential carpenter, local companies, 25 years, retiring 1970s; born Maxatawny Township; son of the late Charles S. and Katie I. (Klein) Kline; member, St. John's United Church of Christ, Kutztown; Army veteran, World War II, serving in the Medical Corp. Survivors: Wife; sister, Mabel K. Snyder, Lenhartsville.

Ludwick Funeral Home, 333 Greenwich St., Kutztown.

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Lillian Grace




Mrs. Lillian G. Zerfass, 67, of 735 S. Hall St., Allentown, died Wednesday in her home. Lehigh County Coroner Robert Weir attributed death to natural causes. She was the widow of Warren E. Zerfass, who died Sept. 1. Born in Catasauqua, she was a daughter of the late William and Lillie (Krause) Kline. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, Allentown, and sang on its choir for many years. Surviving are a daughter Suzann, at home, and a sister, Ruth A., wife of Paul Hittinger of Allentown.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Sell Funeral Home, 1145 Lehigh St., Allentown. A calling hour will precede the services.

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Union Church cemetery, Neffs, Lehigh Co., PA


Mae Ida




Mae I. Ritter, resident of Nazareth Mae Irene Ritter, 84, of 678 Rose Inn Ave., Nazareth, died Friday, Sept. 5, in Manor Care Health Services in Palmer Township. She formerly worked as a waitress at Trainers. She was a member of Bushkill Township Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary. Her husband, Luther K., died earlier. Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Hope Cemetery in Hecktown. The family requests memorials to Bushkill Township Fire Co., 155 Firehouse Lane, Nazareth, PA 18064.

The Cremation Society of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg is in charge of arrangements.

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






Minerva R. Oswald, 70, of Bowers, formerly of Allentown, died Monday in the Lutheran Home at Topton. A school teacher in the Allentown School District for 33 years before retiring in 1979, she last taught at the Lehigh Parkway School. She previously taught at Oley Township School, Berks County, for eight years. She was a 1938 graduate of the former Kutztown State Teachers College. Born in Rockland Township, she was a daughter of the late James H. and Ellen R. (Ruppert) Oswald. She was a choir member and Sunday school teacher at Christ United Church of Christ, Bowers. Survivor: Sister Arline R., wife of Jonas L. Kline of Mertztown R.1.

Services: 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the church. No calling hours. Arrangements, Trexler-Ludwick Funeral Home, 25 E. Weis St., Topton

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William Joseph




William J. Kline, 43, of Hellertown, formerly of Allentown, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, in the hospice unit of Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. Born in Allentown, he was a son of William F. and Catherine M. (Rosato) Kline of Allentown. He was an Army veteran. Survivors: Parents; paternal grandmother, Veronica of Allentown; brother, David M. of Coplay; sisters, Susan Bernhard of Allentown, Carolyn of New York City, Judith of Emmaus.

Services: 12:30 p.m. Friday, St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Allentown. Call 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday in the church. Arrangements, O'Donnell Funeral Home, Allentown.

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Our Lady of Mt Carmel Cemetery, Fullerton, Lehigh CO, PA


Melvin F.




Melvin F. Klotz; 88 years; 411 Luther Meadows, Topton, formerly Allentown; died Monday, April 4 2005, Lutheran Home, Topton; husband of the late Annie M. (Bittner) Klotz; born Lowhill Township June 30 1916; son of the late Franklin and Mae A. (Heilman) Klotz; sales representative, Emmaus Beverages; before that, Phillips Feed and Grain, Germansville, Kelchner Ford, Neffs, Coca Cola Bottling Co., Bethlehem; affiliate member, Lutheran congregation, Morgenland Union Church, Orefield; Army Signal Corps, World War II; life member, Vernon G. Kern V.F.W. Post 8344, Schnecksville; life member, Mercantile Club, Emmaus; member, Fourth Alarmers, Emmaus. Survivors: sons, Kermit K. Klotz, Macungie; Larry N. Klotz, Catasauqua; Sherwood S. Klotz, Allentown; daughter, Linda C. Klotz, Hazleton; 9 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; predeceased by daughter, B. Betty Baer.

Heintzelman Funeral Home Inc., 4906 Route 309, Schnecksville. Buried with military honors, Morgenland Union Cemetery, Orefield.

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Morgenland Union Cemetery, Orefield


Dale R.




Dale R. Knappenberger, 62, of Blue Heron Lake, Dingmans Ferry, Porter Township, formerly of Allentown, died late Saturday evening in Bon Secures Hospital, Port Jervis, N.Y. He was the husband of Joanne A. (Rogowitz) Knappenberger, who passed away in 2002. Born in Allentown, he was a son of Evelyn R. (Ochs) Knappenberger of Allentown and the late Russell L. Knappenberger. Dale was general manager of Pocono Oil and Heat Co., Hawley, a division of Pipeline Petroleum, Macungie, for more than 40 years. Dale was a member of the former Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church, Allentown. He was a 1961 graduate of Parkland High School and a member of the Trojan Alumni Association. Dale was a Navy veteran of the Vietnam era and achieved the rank of noncom petty officer. He was a member of Blue Heron Lake Development Co. and Pecks Pond Sportsman's Association, both in Porter Township., the Pennsylvania Oil Burners Association and a former member of the Woodlawn Fire Co. Dale enjoyed fishing, ice fishing, snowmobiling and NASCAR events. Survivors: Mother; sons, Mark D. and his wife, Tonya, of Schnecksville, Michael J. and his wife, Kim, of Tafton; three grandchildren, Casey, Trevor, Tyler; sister, Susan, wife of Bruce Wallace, of Ottsville; niece, Victoria Wallace.

Services: 11 a.m. Friday, Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Avenue, Northampton 18067. Call 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday and 10-11 a.m. Friday in the funeral home. Interment, with military honors, Grandview Cemetery, Walbert Avenue, Allentown. Contributions: American Heart Association, Northeastern Pennsylvania District, 212 E. Broad St., Bethlehem 18015.




Grandview Cemetery, Walbert Avenue, Allentown


Elsie L.




Elsie L. Diehl, 87, of 3514 Broadway, Cetronia, died Wednesday in Leader Nursing and Rehabilitation Center III, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of Clarence E. Diehl who died in January. She worked in the bacon department of the former Arbogast and Bastian Meat Packing Company, Allentown, for more than 20 years, retiring in 1973. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late William and Emma J. (Eck) Knappenberger. Survivors: Son, Clarence H. of Allentown; daughter, Ann D., wife of Oscar J. Honeycutt of Richmond, Va.; sisters, Mary, wife of John Stauffer of Wescosville and Mrs. Ann Sissung of San Jose, Calif.; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Trexler Funeral Home, 1625 Highland St., Allentown. Call 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday.

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Cedar Church Cemetery, Cetronia, South Whitehall Township, PA


James Edward




James E. Knappenberger; 335 Bridge St., Lehighton; died last night, Mahoning Valley Convalescent Home; employed as clerk, Bethlehem Steel Co., retiring about 20 years ago; born Mertztown, Berks County; son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Penrose Knappenberger; wife, formerly Martha Sedgeman, died in 1936. Survivors: sons, James P., Lehighton; William S., Lehighton; William S., Mertztown; brothers, Raymond, Emmaus; Harry, Mertztown; sisters, Mrs. T. A. Serfas, Philadelphia; Mrs. Donald Gery, Reading; Mrs. Solon Adam, Mertztown; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. William A. Garret Funeral Home, S. 3rd Street, Lehighton.

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Gnaden Huetten cemetery, Lehighton, Carbon co, PA


Lula E. Stetler




Mrs. Lulu E. Adam; 71; Mertztown R. 1; died Thursday at home; husband Solon died 1956; graduate, Longswamp High School, Kutztown State College; taught in Longswamp Township, 44 years until retiring; born Longswamp Township; daughter of the late Pennrose & Ellen (Hamscher) Knappenberger; member, St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Mertztown. Survivors: brother Ray, Emmaus; stepsister, Mrs. Iva Serfas, Philadelphia. Trexler & Hook Funeral Home, 25 E. Weiss St., Topton.

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Penrose M.




Penrose Knappenberger, aged sixty-nine years, died on Monday at his home at Longsdale, near Mertztown, Berks county, following a stroke of apoplexy. He was a son of the late Henry and Maria, nee Miller, Knappenberger. He was well known through Berks and Lehigh counties. There survive his wife, three sons, four daughters, one brother and two sisters.

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Mertztown, Longswamp twp, Berks co, PA


Russell L.




Russell L. Knappenberger, 77, of South Whitehall Township, formerly of Emmaus, died Sunday [April 17] in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the husband of Evelyn R. (Ochs) Knappenberger. They were married 53 years last May. He worked for the Atlantic Oil & Heating Co., Whitehall Township, for 35 years until retiring as service manager in1982. Born in Penn Haven Junction, Carbon County, he was a son of the late Frank and Ellen J. (Helmer) Knappenberger. He was a member and former trustee of Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church, Allentown. He was a past treasurer for the National Association of Oil Heat Service Managers. He was a Navy Seabees veteran of World War II. Survivors: Wife; son, Dale R. of Allentown; daughter, Susan K., wife of R. Bruce Wallace of Ottsville; sister, Mrs. Laura Rehrig of Mahoning Valley, and three grandchildren.

Services: 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home,16th and Hamilton streets, Allentown. Call 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday and 1-1:30p.m. Wednesday.

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Grandview Cemetery, Walbert Avenue, Allentown


Sarah Minerva




Mrs. Sallie M. Trexler; 201 S. 2nd St., Lehighton; died yesterday at home; widow of Jacob A. Trexler, who died April 15, 1956; born Berks County; daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Penrose Knappenberger; member, Trinity Lutheran Church, Lehighton; first president, Lehighton Women's Club; organizers, Girl Scout movement, Lehighton. Survivors: daughters, Lois, wife of Donald Bryan, New York City; Olga, wife of Charles Spieker, California; Marian, wife of Lester Krum, Buffalo, N.Y.; brother, Edward Knappenberger, Lehighton; sister, Mrs. P. A. Searfass, Philadelphia; stepbrothers, Harry Knappenberger, Mertztown; Ray Knappenberger, Macungie; stepsisters, Mrs. Donald Gray, Reading; Mrs. Solan Adams, Mertztown; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.

Garrett Funeral Home, 3rd & Alum Sts., Lehighton.

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Lehighton cemetery


Amey C




Mrs. Amy Durns Mrs. Amy Durns, widow of the late Milton Durns died suddenly last week at the home of her son, William Durns, with whom she resided at Brodhead Station, Bethlehem Township, on the Bethlehem- Nazareth Road, of a complication of ailments, aged 72 years. She is survived by two children - William Durns, of Bethlehem Township, and Mrs. Howard J. Weaver, of Lower Saucon Township; also three sisters and two brothers- Mrs. Amanda Riegel and Miss Martha Knauss, of Hellertown; Jacob and William Knauss, of Allentown, and Mrs. Rebecca Hartman, of Leithsville.






Maria Elizabeth




Mrs. Marie E. Leibert, wife of Richard W. Leibert, died after a lingering illness at Bethlehem, aged 62 years. She was the daughter of the late Charles L. Knauss.






Jacob Frederic




J. F. KNECHT, 69, TEACHER IN NAZARETH 41 YEARS Frederic Knecht, 69, of 220 W Center St., Nazareth, died this morning at his home. He taught English and French in Nazareth Area Senior High School until retiring in 1973 after a 41-year career. Born in Nazareth, he was a son of the late John J. and Bertha Weihert Knecht. He was a member of the Nazareth Moravian Church, the Moravian Historical Society, Pennsylvania German Society and the Huguenot Society of Pennsylvania. He was a past president and member of the Valley Forge Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution. Mr. Knecht graduated from Nazareth High School in 1926, and received a master of arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1932. He was an advisor to the Blue & White, school paper, and the Gleam, yearbook at Nazareth High School. Several years ago the Pennsylvania School Press Association honored him for his long years of service to high school journalism. Mr. Knecht was a former vice president of the Parent Teachers Association of Nazareth Area High School and a member of the Nazareth High School Alumni Association. He helped organize the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of English, and was president of Lehigh-Northampton Teachers of English. He helped publish the Pennsylvania Literary Map, sponsored by the council of teachers of English. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Grim Knecht; a son, Lt. J. Frederic Knecht Jr. with the U.S. Navy at Topshan, Maine, and two grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Bartholomew Funeral Home, Nazareth. Interment will be in Moravian Cemetery.

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Moravian Cemetery, Nazareth, Northampton Co., PA


Ethel I.




Ethel I. (Kneebone) Repsher lived at Bangor R. D. 3, PA. She was employed at Ideal Fashions of Pen Argyl, retiring in 1971. She was a member of the Salvation Army in Pen Argyl. Ethel died at the age of 77 years.

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St. John's Cemetery, Bangor, PA


Emma B.




Mrs. Emma B. Zimmerman; 81; 436 N. 3rd St., Emmaus; died yesterday, Allentown Osteopathic Hospital; wife of Constant H. Zimmerman; born Weisenberg Township; daughter of the late Frank & Fianna (Loch) Knerr; member, Longswamp United Church of Christ. Survivors: husband; son Ray, Allentown; sister, Mrs. Estella Titlow, Topton; 2 grandchildren.

Reinsmith Funeral Home, 225 Elm St., Emmaus.

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Northwood cemetery, Emmaus, Lehigh co, PA


Estella E.




Mrs. Estella E. Titlow; 86; 312 Barkley St., Topton; died Wednesday at home; widow of Franklin L. Titlow; born Weisenberg township, Lehigh county; daughter of the late Frank and Fianna (Loch) Knerr; member, Trinity Lutheran church, Topton. Survivors: daughter Leona, wife of Milton F. Kuhns, with whom she resided; 3 grandchildren; great-grandson.

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

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Allentown, Lehigh Co, PA



Franklin Louis




Franklin Louis Knerr died on Wednesday at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Titlow, near Hancock, along Mertztown R.D., aged 87 years. He had observed his 87th birthday anniversary on Tuesday. He was a native of Weisenberg township, Lehigh county, a son of the late Solomon and Judieann (Bachman) Knerr, was a retired farmer and carpenter, a member of the Reformed congregation of Ziegel's Church, and of Jordan Lodge, I.O.O.F., Schnecksville. Surviving are these children: John W. Knerr, Bridgeville, N.J.; Edward S. Knerr, Seipstown; Mrs. Cora T. Bortz and Mrs. Charles Kuhns, both of Allentown; Mrs. Frank Titlow, near Hancock, and Mrs. Constant Zimmerman, Emmaus; 14 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. William Bleiler, Lynnville.

The funeral will be held at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Titlow. Continued services and interment will be at Ziegel's church.

Morning Call pg.5


Allentown, Lehigh Co, PA



George H.




George H., son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Knerr, of this place, was married to Miss Kathryn F. Barto, at the bride's home at Topton. After the ceremony the couple left on a short wedding trip.

Macungie Progress pg.4


Macungie, PA



Martha Louise E.




Mrs. Martha Louisa, wife of Frank Fritz, of near Ruppsville, died Monday evening at 7 o'clock of apoplexy aged 65 years, 8 months and 9 days. She was sick nearly three years. Her husband and the following children survive: Charles, of Kutztown; Edwin, of Topton; Mrs. Edwin Haas, of Trexlertown; Mrs. Harry Lehr, of Allentown; Alfred, of Emaus; Victor, of Kuhnsville; one brother, C. L. Knerr, of Annville, 24 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was a member of the Lutheran congregation of Ziegel church.

Rev. J. Frank Keller will officiate at the funeral.

Morning Call pg.14


Allentown PA



Harry Wilson




Harry W. Knittle; 91; formerly 317 Noble St., Kutztown; died Wednesday, Henry Health Care Center, Lutheran Home, Topton; husband of the late Iva K. (Barto) Knittle; owned/operated Harry W. Knittle Co., an International Harvester, New Holland & New Idea dealership, Kutztown, 33 years, retiring late 1960s; born Maxatawny Township; son of the late Jonathan S. & Mary S. (Sarig) Knittle; member, St. John's Lutheran Church, Kutztown; past president, Kutztown Fire Company, 22 years; fire company's chief, 1937-1957; president, Kutztown Lion's Club, 1942-43; received club's Melvin Jones Fellow Award, 1990-91; dispatcher, Kutztown Ambulance, 13 years; received its Distinguished Service Award, 1956-57; received Outstanding Community Citizen Award, Kutztown Grange, 1981; received, Outstanding Citizen Award, Kutztown Jaycees, 1957. Survivors: daughter, Mary Alice, wife of Marlin R. Fox, Kutztown; 3 grandchildren; great-granddaughter.

Ludwick Funeral Home, 333 Greenwich St., Kutztown.

Morning Call pg. B-10


 Allentown, PA







David Koch died yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Andrew Wimmer, Bethlehem Township, near the Country Club, of infirmities due to old age, aged 88 years. Besides his daughter, he is survived by a son, Howard Koch of Bethlehem & by a brother Hiram Koch of Bethlehem.

Funeral Thursday at 2pm from the home of his daughter, with interment in the Farmersville Cemetery, with the Rev. H.J. Ehret of Bethlehem officiating.

Easton Express, page 5


Easton, PA

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


Emma Cornelius




Mrs. Emma C., Widow of Clinton H. Snyder, died yesterday at her home, the residence of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Palmer A. Hess, Seemsville, aged 71 years. She was a daughter of the late John and Susanna Koch and was born near Bath. She resided in that vicinity practically all her life. Mrs. Snyder was a member of the Reformed congregation of St. Peter's Union (Snyder's) Church and of the Ladies Aid Society of that church. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Palmer Hess, with whom she resided; three grandchildren and three sisters, Miss Levina H. Koch of Seemsville, Mrs. William Musselman, Bath; and Mrs. Melissa P. Reese.

The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon with brief services at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Palmer A. Hess, Seemsville at 1:30 o'clock. Regular services and burial will take place at St. Peter's (Snyder's) church, Rev. George Laubach officiating.

Easton Express


Easton PA.

St. Peter's (Snyder's) church


Lauranda S.




Mrs. Laurand S. Koch Wimmer, 99, of 57 Aberdeen Street, Afton Village, Center Valley, formerly of 1207 N. New Street, Bethlehem, died yesterday at her home. Born in Bethlehem Township, she was a daughter of the late Daniel & Margaret Arner Koch. Her Husband, Andrew Wimmer died in 1953. Mrs. Wimmer was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Farmersville, 85 years. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. John F. Simon, with whom she resided; 5 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Wallace M. Long Funeral Home, 500 Linden Street, Bethlehem. Interment will be in Memorial Park, Bethlehem.

The Express, page 34


Easton, PA

Memorial Park, Bethlehem, PA






Engler, Mrs. Michael DIED - July 31, 1888 in Bethlehem Township, age 76; survived by husband two sons; four daughters.










SAMUEL KOCHER Samuel Kocher, a former resident of Easton, died Monday afternoon at St. Francis Hospital, Trenton, N.J., after an illness of several weeks, aged sixty-nine years. The deceased resided with his son, Amandus, at Trenton and was taken sick while there. Mr. Kocher was at one time a prosperous farmer in Forks township but in later years conducted livery stables at Easton hotels. The deceased is survived by his widow, who with a daughter, Mrs. Stella Clemson, resides at Portland, Ore. Also their children, Amandus, Trenton, N.J; John, William and Mrs. John Babp. Two brothers and two sisters, Also survive Joseph of Egypt, Lehigh County, William J. of Forks Township, Mrs. Dr. G. D. Young, of Washington, N.J., and Mrs. Susanna Butz, of Moorestown. He was a member of the Reformed congregation of Arndt's Church, where the funeral will be held Friday morning. Evening Times", Trenton, NJ, Wednesday, 7 October 1908, Page 3: Samuel Kocher, of Easton, Pa, died last night at St. Francis Hospital, after a long illness. Mr. Kocher, father of A. A. Kocher, 518 Tyler St, came here August 1, to visit his son. He was taken ill shortly after his arrival, and some time later was removed to the hospital.

The funeral will be held Friday afternoon in Easton. Ashmore & Matgerium are in charge.

Easton Daily Argus


Easton PA.

Easton Cemetery, Easton, Northampton Co., PA


George Jacob




George J. Koder, 73, of Springtown, owner and operator of the Koder Garden Center in Springtown since 1952, died Tuesday (Apr 23) in St. Luke's Hospital. He was the husband of Edna I. (Wohlbach) Koder. They observed their 45th wedding anniversary last May. Koder was employed by Bethlehem Steel Corp. in the ingot mold foundry for 38 years before retiring in 1975. Born in Springtown, he was a son of the late Preston and Emma (Eichelberger) Koder. He was a member of Christ Lutheran Church, Springtown, and served on the board of directors of the Springtown Cemetery Association. He was a past secretary of Springtown Council 929, Junior Order of United American Mechanics. Surviving with his widow are three daughters, Arlene M. Kotash of Wilmington, Del., Patricia A. Fields of Springtown and Gladys F., at home; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Heintzelman Funeral Home, 326 Main St., Hellertown. Calling hours will be 7-9 p.m. Friday.

Morning Call


Allentown, PA



Ezra E.




Ezra E. Koehler, 86, of 4209 Freemansburg Avenue, Bethlehem Township, died Monday night in St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill, 15 minutes after Samuel Tyler, 81, with whom he lived, died in Warren Hospital. Born in the home where he lived all his life, he was a son of the late Alfred H. & Mary J. Lerch Koehler. Mr. Koehler was a farmer, retiring in 1952. His First wife was the late Beulah Kemmerer Koehler. His 2nd wife was the late Ada Koehler. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Farmersville, and the Brotherhood of the church, and a former member of the church council. He also was a member of the Nancy Run Fire Company. Survivors include 2 sons, Roy E., of Hellertown, and Earl M., of Bethlehem Township; 2 daughters, Mrs. H. Ray Bittenbender, East Bangor, and Mrs. Francis C. Rodenbough, of Palmer Township; a sister. Mrs. Lydia Heil, of Palmer Township, and eight grandchildren.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Daniel B. Snyder Funeral Home, 527 Center Street, Bethlehem. Interment will be in Farmersville Cemetery.

The Express, page 4



Lutheran Union Cemetery, Farmersville, PA


Forrest Franklin




Forrest F. Koehler, 80, of 3679 Bath Pike, Bethlehem, died Thursday in his home. He was the husband of Mary S. (Ritter) Koehler. He was employed by Fritch Fuel Co., Bethlehem, for 26 years until retiring in 1974 as a serviceman. Before that, he was a farmer. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Preston and Qula (Roth) Koehler. He was a member of St. Thomas' United Church of Christ, Bethlehem. He was a founding member of the Hanover Township Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1. Surviving with his widow are five sons, Donald M., Elwood F., Gerald R. and Richard D., all of Bethlehem, and Ronald P. of Trooper, Montgomery County, 18 grandchildren and 21 great- grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Wallace M. Long Funeral Home, 500 Linden St., Bethlehem. A calling hour will precede the services.

Morning Call pg. B-12


Allentown, PA,

Altonah (aka. Macada) Cemetery, Macada Road, North Bethlehem, Northampton Co., PA


Lorraine M.




Lorraine M. Schaffer, 64, of Hanover Township, died Tuesday, June 8, at home. She was the wife of the late Uriah H. "Sonny" Schaffer. She was a private housekeeper for area families for over 30 years until 1998. Born in Hanover Township, she was a daughter of Blanche (Ritter) Koehler, with whom she resided, and the late Melvin Koehler. Survivors: Daughters, Amy J., with whom she resided and Judith, wife of Robert Childs of Salem, Ohio; brothers, Franklin D. of Hanover Township and Walter C. of Bethlehem, and four grandchildren.

Graveside services: Private. No calling hours. Arrangements, Long Funeral Home, Bethlehem. Contributions: American Cancer Society of Hospice of the Lehigh Valley, both in Allentown.

Morning Call pg. B-13


Allentown Pa

Christ Church cemetery, Shoenersville, Hanover Twp., Lehigh Co., PA


Melvin H.




Melvin H. "Pop" Koehler, 78, of 3415 Jacksonville Road, Bethlehem, died Friday in the Leader Nursing and Rehabilitation Center II, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Blanche E. (Ritter) Koehler. He was a retired farmer. Born in Hanover Township, Northampton County, he was a son of the late Clinton and Lilly (Crock) Koehler. He served on the former Hanover Township School Board. Surviving with his widow are a daughter Lorraine, wife of Uriah H. Schaffer of Bethlehem; two sons, Walter C. of Hecktown and Franklin D. of Bethlehem; a sister, Mrs. Ida Heil of Farmersville; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services will be at the convenience of the family. There will be no calling hours. The Wallace M. Long Funeral Home, 500 Linden St., Bethlehem, is in charge of arrangements.

Morning Call pg. B 36


 Allentown, PA

Altonah (aka. Macada) Cemetery, Macada Road, North Bethlehem, Northampton Co., PA


Preston A.




PRESTON A. KOEHLER Preston A. Koehler, 76, of Bath Pike, Bethlehem R. D. 2, died Saturday night in St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill. Mr. Koehler was a retired farmer. He was a founder of the former Liberty Grange. Born in Hanover Township, he was a son of the late Milton and Sarah Koehler. He was the husband of the late Qula T. Roth Koehler. He was a member of the Order of Redmen and an honorary member of the Hanover Township Fire Co. He was a deacon of Macada Lutheran Church more than 20 years and had served on the cemetery board of the church for many years. Surviving are two sons, Forrest F., at home, and J. Willard Koehler, Bethlehem R.D. 2, and five grandchildren.

The funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Steyers Funeral Home, Bethlehem.

Easton Express pg.19


Easton PA.

Altonah Cemetery, Bethlehem, PA


Sarah Ann Elizabeth




Sarah, wife of Dr. John C. Foelker, the veterinary surgeon, residing at No 119 South Seventh Street, died early yesterday morning. Death was due to an apoplectic stroke. Deceased was a daughter of Samuel and Lucy Koehler, and was born on the old Koehler homestead in Hanover, June 15, 1837. She is survived by her husband and seven children as follows: Dr. Jacob F. Foelker, of Iowa and Dr. Samuel J., Ellen, Rosa, George R., Mary and Albert U. Foelker of this city. She was one of the family of nine, of whom three are now dead, those surviving being Uriah and Monroe Koehler, of Hanover, Samuel of Catasauqua, William and Theodore of Fullerton and Amanda, wife of Martin Zellner of Shoenersville. Mrs. Foelker was a member of St. Michael's Lutheran Church. Death Notice Foelkner, In this city, April 3, 1895, Sarah A. E., wife of Dr. John C. Foelker, aged 57 years, 9 months and 18 days.

Funeral from the residence of her husband, No 119 South Seventh Street, on Monday morning at 10 o'clock to which the friends and relatives are respectfully invited without further notice.
Interment, Fairview Cemetery.

Services in St. Michael's Lutheran Church, Ninth and Turner Streets after the burial.




Fairview Cemetery


Maria J.




In this city, Aug. 13, 1907, Maria J., wife of Dr. J. D. Erdman, aged 57 years, 11 months and 23 days.

Funeral services at the residence of her husband No. 728 North Seventh street, on Saturday at 2 p.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend without further notice. Interment private.




Egypt Cemetery, Egypt, PA






Kulp.- Abram C., son of Abraham H. and Eliza (Cassel) Kulp, was born in Towamensing Twp., Pa., June 13, 1880; died at North Penn Hospital, Lansdale, Pa., Jan. 8, 1980; aged 99 y. On Oct. 8, 1902, he was married to Mamie Rosenberger, who died March 20, 1967. Surviving are 3 sons (Abram R., Willis, and Laverne) and one daughter (Beulah-Mrs. Norman Nyce), and 5 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son (Ernest) and one daughter (Elmah-Mrs. Herbert Kriebel).

He was a member of Plains Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 12, in charge of John E. Lapp, Steven Kulp, and Glenn Landis; interment in Plains Mennonite Cemetery.

Gospel Herald



Plains Mennonite Cemetery


Annie B.




Moyer, -- Annie B., nee Kulp, widow of C. Warren Moyer, was born June 19, 1881; passed away July 22, 1955; aged 74 y. 1 m. 3 d. She is survived by 4 daughters, 4 sons, one sister, 3 brothers, 18 grandchildren, and 5 step grandchildren. Her husband preceded her in death in February, 1949. Two sons also preceded her in death.

Funeral services were held at the Towamencin Mennonite Church, July 27, with Elias W. Kulp in charge.

Gospel Herald



Towamencin Mennonite Cemetery, Montgomery Co


Charles Buckwalter




Kolb, Charles, son of Jacob F. and Emma (Buckwalter) Kolb, was born at Spring City, Pa., Jan. 9, 1884; died at the Rockhill Home, Sellersville, Pa., March 11, 1965; aged 81 y. 2 m. 2 d. On Feb. 14, 1905, he was married to Anna Mae Weaver, who preceded him in death in 1955. On May 26, 1910, he was ordained deacon to serve at the Vincent Mennonite Church. Surviving are 3 daughters (Edna Mae, Miriam - Mrs. Markley Clemmer, and Esther - Mrs. Samuel S. Yoder), one son (Paul), 2 brothers (Amos and Jacob), and 3 sisters (Anna - Mrs. Horace Longacre, Lydia - Mrs. J. L. Stauffer, and Grace - Mrs. Henry Good).

Funeral services were held at the Vincent Church, March 15, in charge of Elmer Kolb and Norman Bechtel.

Gospel Herald





David H.




KULP.-On the 14th of May, 1902, in Upper Providence Twp., Montgomery Co., Pa., of cancer, Bro. David H. Kulp, aged 78 years. He was born in Skippack Twp., and was twice married, his second wife surviving him, also a son and a daughter by his first wife, and two sons and a daughter by his second wife. Interment on the 19th at Upper Providence M. H. of which congregation he was a member.

Funeral services by Jesse Mack and Jacob B. Mensch. Note: The records of Upper Skippack Mennonite Cemetery have him buried there along with his first wife Rachel and several of his children.

Herald of Truth





Elizabeth Detweiler




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

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

Gospel of Truth





Jacob Nyce




KULP. - Jacob N. Kulp was born Jan. 28, 1889; died Mar. 12, 1930, at his home in Mainland, Pa.; aged 41 y. 1 m. 10 d. Death was due to pleura-pneumonia. He followed his father in death 7 days. He was stricken with pleurisy Mar. 6, and his condition soon became critical. He was married to Sara Detweiler July 29, 1922. He was a member of the Mennonite Church. Besides his grief-stricken widow he is survived by his mother, who was ill in bed at the time of his death and burial, and the following brothers and sisters; Mrs. William Clymer, Mrs. Allen Walter, Mrs. Hiram Cressman, Harry, Mrs. Jacob Wenger, Elmer, and Mrs. Theodore Detweiler. A daughter preceded him in death about a year ago. He was buried at the Towamencin Church.

Funeral services were conducted by Bros. Warren Moyer, Isaac Kulp, and Menno Souder. Text, Rev. 21: 4.

Gospel Herald



Towamencin Mennonite Cemetery


Mary Moyer




MOYER.-Sister Mary Moyer (nee Kolb), widow of the late Christian Moyer, was born July 18, 1815, and died May 19, 1904, aged 88 Y., 10 M., 1 D. She was buried on May 22d at the Blooming Glen M. H.

Services at the house by Pre. H.G. Anglemoyer and at the M. H. by Bish. H.B. Rosenberger. Text, 2 Tim. 4:7,8.

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Abraham H.




Kooker, Abraham H., Sr., son of Oswin S. and Emma (Hetrick) Kooker, was born in Sellersville, Pa., Aug. 23, 1889; died at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Feb. 22, 1974; aged 84 y. 5 m. 30 d. He was married to Elsie Allebach, who preceded him in death in 1918. He was later married to Katie W. Histand, who died in June 1966. Surviving are 3 sons (Abraham, Jr., Joseph H., and Richard H.), 2 daughters (Ruth-Mrs. John Yoder and Pauline-Mrs. Ray Donald Bergey), 16 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and a twin brother (Oswin H.). He was preceded in death by 2 sons and a daughter.

He was a member of the Rockhill Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Feb. 26, in charge of Henry L. Ruth; interment in the Rockhill Cemetery.

Gospel Herald



Rockhill Mennonite Cemetery


Harry W.




Harry W. Kram Jr., 69, of 544 School Road, Plainfield Township, and 36 Las Casitas, Spanish Lakes Country Club, Fort Pierce, Fla., and died Monday in his Plainfield Township home. He was the husband of Marion (Smith) Young Kram and the late Minnie (Derr) Kram. He was a machinist for the Coplay Cement Co., Nazareth, for 33 years until retiring in 1978. Born in Easton, he was a son of the late Harry W. Sr. and Martha (Heiney) Kram. He was a member of the Church of the Nazarene, Easton. Surviving with his widow are a stepson, Brad Young of Pen Argyl R.D.; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Catherine Hartman of Allentown, Joan, wife of James Klempa, and Mrs. Jacquelyn LaBarre, both of Nazareth; nine step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Schmidt Mortuary, 407 Belvidere St., Nazareth. Calling hours will be 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday

Morning Call, pg. B-06


Allentown, PA

Greenwood Cemetery, Nazareth, Northampton Co., PA


Harry W.




Harry W. Kram, 89, Blacksmith, Teamster Harry W. Kram, 89, of 103 East High St., Nazareth, a former stagecoach teamster, died unexpectedly at 10:30 p.m. yesterday at his home. Born in Nazareth on July 3, 1865, a son of the late John and Christiana Rissmiller Kram, he had been a stagecoach teamster in his early years. He was a blacksmith and was employed for 25 years at the Penn Dixie Cement Co., Plant No. 6, Nazareth, retiring in 1940. Mr. Kram was a member of Haman Memorial Evangelical United Brethren Church, Nazareth, and the Sunday school of the church. A lifelong Republican, Mr. Kram voted in the last election. Surviving are two sons, David J., at home, and Harry Kram Jr., of Bushkill Park drive, Easton; two daughters, Mrs. Pauline C. Litzenberger, at home, and Mrs. Leon J. Kocher, of Bethlehem RD 1; one sister, Mrs. Lillian Hellick, of Nazareth; two brothers, Edwin, of Nazareth, and Elon, of Bethlehem; six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. His wife, the former Martha M. Heiney, died before him.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Schmidt Mortuary, Nazareth.

Easton Express, pg. 14


Easton, PA

Greenwood Cemetery, Nazareth, Northampton Co., PA


Dennis Quillman




Dennis Q. Kramer, 48, of Bowers, Berks County, died Sunday in Reading Hospital and Medical Center. He was the husband of Joanne L. (Schwoyer) Kramer. He was employed by PennDOT in the highway maintenance department, Temple, for the past six years. He also was a paint formulator for the Caloric Corp., Topton, 1972-82. Born in Rockland Township, Berks County, he was a son of Edith K. (Quillman) Kramer of Topton and the late Jonathan D. Kramer. He was a member of New Jerusalem Lutheran Church, Fleetwood R. 1. He was a Marine veteran, serving two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was also a member of the Army National Guard, Kutztown, for the past six years. Survivors: Wife and mother; son, Dennis Michael, and daughter, Julie Anne, both at home; brothers, James Q. of Lancaster, Samuel Q. of Hastings, Neb., Nester Q. of Riverhead, Long Island, N.Y., William Q. of Reading, Robert Q. and David M., both of Topton, and Adrian Q. of Mertztown R.2, and sisters, Mary Q. Edinger of Topton, Anna Q., wife of Paul Wenrich of Muhlenberg Park, Berks County, Betty Q., wife of Warren Freeby of Belvidere, N.J., Olive Q., wife of Harold Oswald of Mertztown, Kathryn Q. Miller of Trexlertown and Joanne Q., wife of Bryon Oswald of Fleetwood R.1.

Services: 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the church. Call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Trexler-Ludwick Funeral Home, 25 E. Weis St., Topton.

Morning Call


Allentown Pa



Gertrude Mae




Mrs. Gertrude M. Stoudt; 69; 58 E. High St., Topton; died Wednesday, Allentown Hospital; sewing machine operator, Fleetwood Shirt Corp., Fleetwood, retiring 1973; widow of John J. Stoudt; born Rockland Township; daughter of the late H. Edgar & Anna (Noll) Kramer; member, United Church of Christ congregation, Zion (Maxatawny) Union Church, Maxatawny. Survivors: son, John F., Houston; daughters, Ruth M., wife of Robert Edelstein, Mill Hall, Clinton County; Gladys A., wife of Ronald Barclay, Orefield R. 2; Mary J., wife of James Boyer, Alburtis; Faye D., wife of Ronald Haas, Mertztown; Carol E., at home; sisters, Mrs. Hannah Miller, Fleetwood R.1; Martha, wife of George Conrad, Lyons Station; Nona, wife of Leon Gernert, Catherine, wife of William Shade, and Mrs. Agnes Dietrich, all Fleetwood; brothers, Warren, Elmer, both Fleetwood R. 1; Harold, Fleetwood; 18 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.

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

Morning Call pg. 50


Allentown, PA

Maxatawny church cemetery


Norman Abner




Norman A. Kramer; 85; formerly E. Smith Street, Topton; died June 21 2006, Lutheran Home, Topton; husband of Florabell C. (Schlegel) Kramer; married February 14 1942; born Maxatawny Township, February 5 1921; son of the late Milton J. & Luzetta (Wessner) Kramer; member, Grace Evangelical Congregational Church, Kutztown; 1947-2003, church board member; 1980-1990, supervisor, Adidas Shoe Factory, Kutztown; previously, good year stitcher, Wenton Shoe Factory Kutztown, 4 years; formerly Curtis, Stephens and Embry Co., Reading, 8 years; formerly, Fine and Glass Company, Reading, 1947 to 1971; Army veteran, World War II; president, Longswamp Lions Club, many years; current Commander, VFW, Mertztown, 1972 to present; Mayor of Topton, 1954 to 1970. Survivors: wife; daughter Gloria L. (Kramer), wife of Edwin L. Althouse, Davidsonville, MD; half-sister, Dorothy (Bennicoff) wife of Ralph Heilman, Kempton; half-brothers, Fred Bennicoff, Kutztown; Arthur Geist, Emmaus; grandchildren, Yvonne A. (Althouse) Dedrickson, Michelle L. (Althouse) Baker, Bryan L. Althouse; great-grandchildren Kirsten R., Alyssa B., Tara N. Dedrickson, Evan C. Althouse. Buried with military honors, Fairview Cemetery, Kutztown.

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

Morning Call pg.B-9


Allentown PA.

Fairview cemetery, Kutztown


Clara May




Clara M. Newhart, 82, of Bethlehem, formerly of Freemansburg, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002, in St. Luke's Hospital in Fountain Hill. Born: July 10, 1920, in Fullerton, Pa. a daughter of the late William H. and Daisy Mae Eck Kratzer. She was a homemaker. Memberships: She was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Bethlehem, 515 Third Ave. Bethlehem. Survivors: Three daughters, Janet M. Kemmerer of Bethlehem, Dorothea M. Campanella, and her husband, Nick, of Freemansburg and Donna M. Erdie, and her husband Jan, of Nazareth; three sons, Charles E. Sr., William H. Sr., and Barry Lee Sr., all of Bethlehem: 24 Grandchildren; 50 great grandchildren and six great -great grandchildren. A daughter, Gloria Bowen, died in 2000, and another daughter, Theresa Reigle, died in 1991. A son, Alton C. Jr. died in 1937, another son Edwin C., died in 1938, and another son, Henry C., died in 1950.

Services: 11 am. Saturday in the Schisler Funeral Home, Inc., 2119 Washington Ave, Northampton. Call from 7 to 8:30 pm. Friday and 10 am. to time of services Saturday in the Funeral Home. Burial will be at 11:45 am. Saturday in Fairview Cemetery, Cherryville Road, Northampton. Memorials: the American Heart Association, in care of the funeral home, Northampton, Pa 18067.

Morning Call


Allentown, PA

Fairview Cemetery, Cherryville Road, Northampton, PA


Ralph G. E.




Ralph G.E. Kratzer; 76; 216 Main St., Alburtis; died Monday, Cedarbrook R.2, Allentown; husband of Lizzie A. (Christman) Kratzer; worked in plating department, Caloric Corp., Topton, over 13 years, retiring 1969; born Alburtis; son of Clara A. Eisenhard, Alburtis, & the late Charles M. Kratzer; member, St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Trexlertown. Survivors: widow; mother; sons, Ronald R., Plymouth Meeting, Montgomery County; Terry L., Emmaus; daughter, Mrs. Annabelle M. Meck, Mertztown R.2; sisters, Mrs. Arlene K. Schmoyer, Wescosville R.1; Mrs. Mary A. Keller, Macungie; 6 grandchildren; 2 great- grandchildren.

Schmoyer Funeral Home, Breinigsville.

Morning Call pg.B-6


Allentown Pa.



Ruth Longenecker




Souder.- Ruth K. Kraybill, 103, Souderton, Pa. Born: July 10, 1889, Maytown, Pa., to Levi S. and Annie Longenecker Kraybill. Died: Jan. 4, 1993, Souderton, Pa. Survivors-children: L. Kraybill, Eugene, Stanley, Elizabeth Allebach, Mary Irene Bechtel, Gladys Kolb, Iona Weaver; 73 grandchildren, 1 64 great-grandchildren, 102 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Edwin A. Souder (husband). Grace Kolb (daughter), Mahlon and Norman (sons).

Funeral and burial: Jan. 9, Rockhill Mennonite Church, by Michael Derstine, Russell Detweiler, and Henry Ruth.

Gospel Herald - Volume 86, Number 10, page 14, 15.



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






Mrs. Helen Leeser, 59, of 1320 Little Lehigh Drive South, Emmaus, died Wednesday in the Lehigh Valley Hospital Center. She was the wife of Morgan B. Leeser. She was personnel manager for Hobbie Temporary Personnel, Allentown, for several years until retiring in 1978. Born in Egypt, she was a daughter of Andrew Kraynik of Whitehall Township and the late Anna (Martincek) Kraynik. She was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist, Allentown. Mrs. Leeser was vice president of the Emmaus Garden Club. Surviving with her husband and father are four brothers, John of Northampton, Edward of Coplay, Joseph of Walnutport and Andrew of Fullerton, and a sister Ann, wife of John G. Wescoe Jr. of Allentown.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Trexler Funeral Home, 1625 Highland St., Allentown. A calling hour will precede the services.

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Anna H.




Good, Anna H., daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Amos Kreider, was born near Fruitville, Lancaster Co., Pa., Nov. 18, 1875; died suddenly at the ho me of her daughter, Nona, Manheim, Pa., Dec. 10, 1969; aged 94 y. 22 d. S he was married to Daniel H. Good, who died Sept. 28, 1955. Surviving are 5 daughters (Kathryn-Mrs. Abram Brubaker, Fannie-Mrs. Daniel Histand, Anna-Mrs. John Becker, Nona-Mrs. Lester Nolt, and Ella-Mrs. Mervin Hess ), 2 sons (Enos and Daniel), 31 grandchildren, and 49 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter (Laura-Mrs. John Snavely ), 4 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. She was a member of the East Petersburg Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 13, with H. Raymond Charles, Irvin Kreider, and John Shenk officiating.

Gospel Herald



East Petersburg Mennonite Cemetery


Hester M




Mrs. Joseph Kunsman, Ex-Teacher in Nazareth Mrs. Hester M. Kunsman, 60, of 148 W. St. Elmo St., Nazareth, a retired teacher, died last night at her home. Northampton County Coroner Joseph F. Reichel said death was caused by a heart attack. Mrs. Kunsman taught in the Nazareth and Hellertown school districts and did substitute teaching in Ambler. Kunsman taught in the Nazareth and Hellertown school districts and did substitute teaching in Ambler. Born in Nazareth on Nov. 27, 1911, she was a daughter of Jesse D. Kreidler, Nazareth, and the late Sadie Walter Kreidler. She lived in Ambler until 18 months ago when she returned to Nazareth. She was graduated from Nazareth High School, class of 1929, and East Stroudsburg State College. She was a member of Schoeneck Moravian Church and Whitfield Chapter of Quester, Nazareth. Survivors include her husband, Joseph E. Kunsman; a son, Dr. Joseph Kunsman Jr., University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyo., and two grandchildren.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bartholomew Funeral Home, Nazareth. Interment will be in Schoeneck Moravian Cemetery.

The Express pg. 20


Easton PA.

Moravian Church cemetery, Schoeneck, Northampton Co., PA


Jessie D.




Jesse Kreidler, Musician in Nazareth for 50 Years Jesse D. Kreidler, 87, of 25 E. Center St., Nazareth, a musician for more than 50 years, died Saturday in St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill, where he was admitted Aug. 21. Mr. Kreidler was a retired chief clerk at Plant 6 of the Penn Dixie Cement Co. in Bath. He joined the Old Trombone Choir of the Nazareth Moravian Church when he was 16 and served as its leader from 1915 to 1945. He learned to play the cornet under the late Max Ziegler, who was then choir leader. In 1908 he began to play the French horn and taught many members of the choir to play. He also arranged many scores through the years. He played with the orchestra of the Central Moravian Church, Bethlehem, from 1908 to 1945. He played with the Lehigh Valley Symphony Orchestra when the late Charles Schwab of Bethlehem was sponsoring soloists like Fritz Kreisler, Madame Schumann-Heinke. Madame Louise Herner, Alma Gluck and Madam Alga Zamars. He also played with the Easton Symphony, the Allentown Symphony, the Allentown Band, the Easton Band, Ingersoll Rand and Taylor-Wharton bands and the Pioneer Band of Allentown. Born in Nazareth, he was a son of the late John and Esther Kemmerer Kreidler. He was a graduate of Nazareth High School, class of 1901, and a member of Nazareth Moravian Church. His wife, the former Sadie M. Walter, died in 1969. Survivors include a grandchild and two great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Hester Kunsman, died in 1972.

The funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Bartholomew Funeral Home, Nazareth. Interment will be in Nazareth Moravian Cemetery.

The Express pg.6


Easton, PA

Moravian Cemetery, Nazareth, Northampton Co., PA


Raymond Paul




Raymond P. Kresge, 46, of 2101 Hanover Ave., Allentown, died Monday in Sacred Heart Hospital. He was the husband of Sharon D. (Rhines) Kresge. They were married 27 years. Kresge was a collections manager for Sears, Roebuck and Co., Whitehall Township, for 27 years. Born in Allentown, he was a son of Margaret M. (DeWalt) Kresge of Allentown and the late Paul E. Kresge. He was a member and former elder of St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Allentown. For the past 20 years, he was treasurer of the Rittersville Cemetery Association, Allentown. Survivors: Wife and mother; sons, Raymond P. Jr. of Allentown and Gregory D. of Whitehall; daughter, Lori-Ann, wife of Michael Gehris of Allentown, and three grandsons.

Services: 11 a.m. Friday in the church. Call 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Long Funeral Home, 500 Linden St., Bethlehem, and 10-11 a.m. Friday in the church.

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






Death yesterday morning called Susan Krick Haas, the estimable wife of James F. Haas, of Free Hall, the end coming suddenly at her home of a heart stroke. She was in her 66th year. Mrs. Haas was born in Kleinfeltersville, Lebanon county, a daughter of John and Mary (Hoffert) Krick. She was twice married, her first husband, George P. C. Ream, being called in death eight years ago. She was a faithful member of the Reformed church of Schaefferstown. Besides her husband, she is survived by seven children, Mrs. Jean M. Schroeder, Laureldale; Eleanor Ream, Mrs. Mary A. Moser and John, Elmer and Harry Ream, all of Reading, and George Ream, New Jerusalem. She is also survived by twelve grandchildren, two step-daughters, Hilda and Ella Haas, Topton; one step-son, Nevin Haas, Birdsboro; three sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Schlolt, Ephrata; Mrs. Amanda Nace, Schaefferstown, and Mrs. Mary McQuate, Newmanstown, and three brothers, George Krick, Denver; William Krick, Cornwall, and Wallace Krick, Reading.

The funeral will be held from her late home, Free Hall, near Topton, on Tuesday at 2 p.m., daylight saving time. All services will be held at the house, Rev. A. J. Bachman, Schaefferstown, and Rev. George B. Smith, Kutztown, officiating. Interment will be made in the Topton cemetery. Friends may call at the home on Monday evening from 7 to 9 o'clock.

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Walter Richard




Walter R. Krick; 59; 418 E. Smith St., Topton; died Wednesday, Reading Hospital; husband of Dorothea E. (Sechler) Krick; crane operator, Caloric Corp., Topton, many years; born Kutztown; son of the late Richard L. & Oneida (Fritz) Krick; member, Trinity Lutheran Church, Topton; Army veteran, World War II. Survivors: widow; sons, Michael W., Topton; Ricky L., at home; sisters, Ada, wife of Howard Schittler, Fleetwood R. 4; Mrs. Helen Hess, Fleetwood R. 2; Verna, wife of Phillip Mollick, Fleetwood R. 3; half-brother, Wayne Gackenbach, Kutztown; half-sister, Iva, wife of John Wagner, Hamburg; 2 grandchildren.

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

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Warren R.




Warren R. Kriebel, 83, longtime resident of Souderton, was unexpectedly stricken at his residence Wednesday evening, Oct. 20, 1993. He was the husband of 57 years to Mae (Landis) Kriebel. Born in New Britain Township, he was a son of the late Frank and Martha (Ruth) Kriebel. Mr. Kriebel was employed almost 50 years as a presser by the former Sun-Lite Shop of Souderton before retiring in 1975. He was interested in genealogy and complied and published the Ruth Family History. Mr. Kriebel was a longtime member of Souderton Mennonite Church where he was a former treasurer, Sunday School teacher and superintendent. In addition to his widow, he is survived by four daughters: Lorraine, wife of Jacob C. Landis of Sellersville, Marilyn, wife of John Ritchie of Grottoes; VA, Audrey, wife of John Villanueva of Florida, NY, and Virginia, wife of Donald Deeds of Dayton, VA; four sons: Wilbur, husband of Marilyn Kriebel of Souderton, Glenn Kriebel of Souderton, Arlin Kriebel of Telford, and Floyd Kriebel of Souderton; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Benner of Souderton. He was predeceased by a brother, Abram Kriebel, and a sister, Sarah Fels.

Funeral services were Monday afternoon at Souderton Mennonite Church. Interment followed in the adjoining cemetery.

Souderton Independent



Souderton Mennonite Cemetery


Charles William




Charles W. Kromer; 89; 966 Holly Tree Road, Manheim, Lancaster County, formerly Allentown; died Tuesday, Pleasant View Retirement Community, Manheim; husband of Esther R. (Long) Kromer; married 66 years in March; worked in coke plant, Bethlehem Steel Corp., 14 years, retiring 1963; previously, farmer, Lutheran Home, Topton, 1942-48, Lehigh & Northampton counties, 10 years; born Belfast; son of the late John A. & Anna M. (Wolfe) Kromer; member, Calvary Temple Assembly of God, Lititz, Lancaster County; former deacon, song leader, Calvary Temple, Allentown. Survivors: wife; son, Delbert L., Allentown; daughter, Virginia E., wife of Lloyd E. Bleacher, Lititz; 9 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren.

Buch Funeral Home, 21 Market Square, Manheim.

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Sara J.




Octogenarian, born in Petersville, lived in Fullerton Since 1924 Sarah J. Newhart, nee Kromer, 85, died at 11:30 o'clock Friday night at her home, 730 Second St. Fullerton. She was the widow of the late Edwin Newhard, who died 12 years ago. Mrs. Newhard was born in Petersville, the daughter of Daniel and Maria Kromer. She came to Fullerton in 1924 and was a member of the home department of St. John's Lutheran Church there. Survivors are; One daughter, Mrs. Annie R. Beers, Of Northampton, three sons, Harry E., Daniel A., both of Fullerton, Samuel T. Of Kansas City Missouri; 17 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and one great grandchild; and one sister, Mrs. Ida Fehr, Bath.

Services will be held at 2 P. M. on Tuesday at the Schisler Funeral Home 2119 Washington Ave, Northampton, Pa Burial will be at the Fairview Cemetery, Northampton, Pa The Rev. Waldemar Buch will Officiate. Friends may Call from 7 - 9 P. M.

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Fairview Cemetery, PA


Benjamin M.




Krupp - Benjamin M. Krupp was born in Towamencin Twp., Montgomery Co., Pa ., on the 13th of Nov., 1818; died on the 19th of Feb., 1906; aged 87 Y ., 3 M., 6 D. On the 10th of Oct., 1841, he was married to Elizabeth Clemmer. To this union were born three sons and two daughters; one of the daughters died 62 years ago. They lived in matrimony 64 years and four months. He was the last one of his family. He leaves a sorrowing companion nearly 85 years of age and four children: Henry C. of Souderton, John of Philadelphia, Benjamin of Germantown, and Sarah, wife of David Hetrich of Perkasie. He died in the assurance of a blessed hope of the life to come. He held firmly to his Savior to the end, and often prayed, 'Lord, fetch me home; take me to thyself." Therefore we need not mourn as those who have no hope. His remains were brought to Souderton and buried in the Mennonite graveyard there on the 24th, on which occasion the brethren A. 0. Clemmer and H. 0. Anglemoyer spoke at the home and Samuel Detweiler at the M. H. from the text selected by the deceased brother, Isa. 41:10, assisted by others. He was a faithful brother and a pillar in the church. Peace to his ashes.

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Souderton Mennonite Cemetery, Montgomery County, PA


Henry H.




Krupp, Henry H., son of Benjamin and Martha (Hendricks) Krupp, was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Nov. 5, 1893; died at Eastern Mennonite Home, Nov. 12, 1983; aged 90 y. He was married to Mabel Moyer, who preceded him in death. Surviving are 3 daughters (Marion-Mrs. Marvin Landis, Grace-Mrs. Harvey Nyce, and Catherine-Mrs. Lyle Kramer), one son (Paul Krupp ), 5 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Elizabeth Derstine and Katie Detweiler). He was a member of Souderton Mennonite Church.

Funeral services were held at Eastern Mennonite Home on Nov. 17, in charge of Glenn Egli and Paul J. Glanzer; interment in Souderton Mennonite Cemetery.

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Souderton Mennonite Cemetery, Montgomery County, PA


Arthur W.




Arthur W., son of Henry M. and Kate (Hilbert) Kruse, was united in matrimony with Marie S., daughter of the late Irwin S. and Lorena A. (Alm) Dankel, both of Alburtis, Rev. William F. Bond officiating. The bridegroom is a bookkeeper for the Leeser Auto firm, Alburtis, and is a member of Lehigh church. The bride, born in Reading, was living with her mother in Alburtis. She is a member of the Longswamp church.

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Allentown PA.

Zion Lehigh church cemetery, Alburtis


Richard H




Richard H. Kruse; 75; Callowhill Street, Topton; died October 5, 2006, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township; born December 30, 1930, Alburtis; son of the late Arthur W. & Marie S. (Dankel) Kruse; member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Mertztown; Army veteran, Korean War; worked in assembly department, Caloric Corporation, Topton; then laborer, Black & Decker, Montgomery County, retiring 1996; life member, Ray A. Master, Post 217, American Legion, Topton. Survivors: cousins, Delores K. (Dankel), wife of George E. Myers, Whitehall; Clark E. Rabenold, Macungie; Terry L. (Rabenold) Billowitch, Allentown; Hazel (Hartman) Kline, Margate, Florida; Albert Dankel, Emmaus.

Ludwick Funeral Home, 25 E. Weis St., Topton. Buried with military honors, Lehigh Zion Cemetery, Alburtis.

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Carolyn Faye




Carolyn Faye Hinger, 59, of Kresgeville, died Wednesday, June 12, at her home. She was the loving wife of Dr. Alvin H. Hinger. They had been married 43 years. Born in Kresgeville on Sept. 5, 1942, she was the daughter of Earl and Verna (Burger) Kuehner of Kresgeville. She had worked as a dental assistant for the late Dr. Robert Arner in Brodheadsville. She was a member of Salem St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Kresgeville. In addition to her husband, Alvin and her parents, Earl and Verna, she was the loving mother of Brian B. Hinger and his wife, Colleen; a grandson, Derek Hinger; a sister, Linda Van Horn and her husband, James, all of Kresgeville; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at the Donald N. Gower Funeral Home, Inc., Route 209, Gilbert, with the Rev. Deborah K. Scheffey officiating. Interment will be in the Kresgeville Cemetery, Kresgeville. Viewing will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Monroe Unit, RR#2, Box 2138, Stroudsburg, PA 18360

Pocono Record



Kresgeville Cemetery, Kresgeville, Monroe County, PA


Eliza A




Eliza A., wife of John H. Miller, a prominent citizen of Topton, and a director of the Farmers' National Bank of Reading, died Tuesday, aged 70 years, 6 months and 14 days. Deceased had been in ill health for a year with a complication of diseases and in a helpless condition for four months. Mrs. Miller was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Kuhns and was born in Lynn township. Three sisters and a brother preceded her in death. There remain two sisters, Mrs. Abbie Liess, of Reading, and Mrs. Sallie A. Kramlich, of Allentown. She leaves her husband and a son, Harvey A. Miller, superintendent of the crown Knitting Mill, of Topton; also three grandchildren, Miss Pauline F. Miller, of Reading, and Misses Marie and Mae Miller, of Topton. A son, Milton R. Miller, died in Reading about a year ago.

The funeral will be held this afternoon. Rev. G. B. Smith will officiate.

Services at the house and interment in Union Cemetery.

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Milton F.




Milton F. "Fritz" Kuhns; 77; 312 W. Barkley St., Topton; died Friday Dec. 24, Lutheran Home, Topton; husband of Leona C. (Titlow) Kuhns; lithotype operator, Reading Eagle, 23 years, retiring 1987; born Kutztown; son of late Charles F. and Anna L. (Dunkelberger) Kuhns; member, former councilman, Sunday school superintendent, Trinity Lutheran Church, Topton; Navy veteran, World War II; 50-year member, Huguenot Masonic Lodge 377, Kutztown. Survivors: Wife; daughter, Martha, Nevada City, Calif.; brother, Charles, Kutztown; stepdaughters, Suzanne F., wife of James D. Mabry, Mary Claire, wife of Phil Roth, both Topton; stepson, Adam A. Heiter, Ocean Grove, N.J.; four step-grandchildren.

Edward J. Hildenbrand Funeral Home, Kutztown.

The Morning Call


Allentown, Lehigh Co, PA



Amanda M.




Hockman. - Amanda M. Hockman was born near Dublin, Pa., Aug. 15, 1856; died April 10, 1929; aged 72 y. 7 m. 25 d. She had been suffering with heart trouble for some time, but the immediate cause of her death was cirrhosis of the liver. In 1873 she was married to Christian M. Hockman who preceded her in death seven years ago. She leaves to mourn her departure 4 children (Mrs. J. M. Landis, Mrs. H. S. Godshalk, and Harvey K., Levin, Pa.; and William K., Sellersville, Pa.). One son (Leidy) and 1 daughter (Mrs. David A. Detweiler) also preceded her in death. She confessed Christ as her Savior in 1875 and united with the Blooming Glen church to which she remained a faithful member until death.

Funeral services were held April 15, 1929, at the Blooming Glen Mennonite church, conducted by Frank Swartz, Wilson Moyer, and A. O. Histand. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

Gospel Herald



Blooming Glen Mennonite Cemetery


Henry D.




Kulp.-Henry D., son of Bro. Isaac and Sister Mary (Detweiler) Kulp, was born in Franconia Twp., Pa., July 12, 1898; died at Souderton Pa., Oct. 22, 1918; aged 20 y. 3 m. 10 d. He suffered with influenza ten days when it developed to brain fever which lasted only 12 hours longer. He united with the Souderton Mennonite Church a few years ago, and has been a regular attendant since. Oct. 27, 1917 just five days less than a year of h is death he was married to Alverda Swarty. Besides the grief-stricken widow, parents, three brothers, and two sisters survive. Private services were held at the home Oct. 26, conducted by Bros. Jos. Roth and Jacob N. Myer, with short services at the Souderton Mennonite burial grounds, where he was laid to rest.

Gospel Herald





Irene K.




Moyer, Irene Kulp, daughter of Abram and Ella Kulp, was born in Bedminster Twp., Pa., Sept. 11, 1903; died at Souderton, Pa., Oct. 5, 1986; aged 83 y. On June 16, 1923, she was married to William H. Moyer, Jr., who survives. Also surviving are one son (Orville Moyer), one daughter (June Landis), 4 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. She was a member of Blooming Glen Mennonite Church.

Funeral services were held at Souderton Mennonite Homes Chapel on Oct. 8, in charge of Mark M. Derstine and Bob L. Shreiner; interment in Blooming Glen Mennonite Cemetery.

Gospel Herald



Blooming Glenn Cemetery


Isaac L.




Kulp. - Bro. Isaac L. Kulp was born in Bedminster Tp., Bucks Co., Pa., Jan. 25, 1849. He was married to Catharine Bergey Dec. 23 1871. To this union was blest with 4 sons and 4 daughters. His wife and 3 sons preceded him to eternity. He departed this life on Dec. 14, 1915 at the home of his son-in-law, Pre. Aaron M. Leatherman in East Holbrook, Otero Co., Colo. He was sick for six weeks, with cancer of the stomach. He suffered a great deal during his last illness, but bore his sufferings with Christian fortitude and said he was willing and ready to go home at the Lord's appointed time. Last summer he requested of his daughter that after his death the remains be taken back to Doylestown, Pa., his former home.

A funeral service was held at the East Holbrook Church on the evening of Dec. 14, where the Brethren J. M. Nunemaker and Geo Ross spoke from 11 Tim. 4:6-8. After the service his remains were taken to La Junta and sent to Kansas City Mission, the home of his daughter Hettie, wife of J. D. Mininger, where a second funeral service was held on the evening of Dec. 16, where Joe C. Driver preached from Rev. 14:13.

After the service the body, accompanied by two of his daughters, Katie B. Kulp and Lizzie Leatherman and her husband, were taken to Doylestown, Pa., where a third funeral service was held at the Doylestown Mennonite Church on Dec. 20, 1915, where a large concourse had assembled to look for the last time on the form of one who had lived and labored among them for many years. A. O. Histand and Frank Swartz spoke from Phil. 1:21-23 in the English language and David L. Gehman in the German from 1 Cor. 15:58, referring to the time when Bro. Kulp labored there in Sunday school work. The remains were laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery. In early life he united with the Mennonite Church at Deep Run, Pa. After his marriage he moved to Danboro, Pa., where he lived until 1906, when his wife died on Jan. 18. The following summer he with his daughter, Katie, moved to La Junta, Colo., and later to East Holbrook. His age was 66 y. 10 m. 19 d. The following children survive him; Lizzie, wife of A. M. Leatherman; Sallie, wife of Timothy Thut, and Isaac B. of East Holbrook, and Hettie B., wife of J. D. Mininger and Katie B. Kulp of Kansas City, Kans., and 1 brother and 2 sisters in Bucks Co., Pa.

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Doylestown Mennonite, Doylestown, Bucks Co, PA






Mary A. (Kulp) Taglieber, 83, widow of Simon S. Taglieber, 725 Sheridan Street, died at home yesterday morning. Born in New Hanover township, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Sarah (Bartman) Kulp. She had lived at her late address most of her life. Mrs. Taglieber was a member of Grace Lutheran church. Survivors include nine children: Rose, wife of William Garner, Norristown; Daniel, 627 Chestnut St; William, Sanatoga; Harry, Sanatoga; Sarah, wife of Harry Groff, Pleasantview Rd, Sanatoga; Mrs. Kate Hollaway, 17 West Fourth St; Mrs. Mamie Mosteller, Spring City; Eva, wife of John Cook, at home; Margaret, wife of John Hudock, 714 Grant Street; 27 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services in charge of the Houck funeral home, 112 North Washington street, will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Grace Lutheran church. The Rev. Edgar S. Brown, Jr., pastor, will officiate.

Pottstown Mercury



Mt Zion Cemetery, N Coventry, Chester, PA


Myron S.




Myron S. Kulp; 85; Arlington Ridge, Cary, N.C., formerly Old Zionsville; died Tuesday at home; husband of the late Anna H. (Hieter) Kulp; part owner, Kulp Jewelers, Emmaus, retiring 1979; previously, loom fixer, Lehigh Valley area, many years; born Emmaus; son of the late Eugene S. and Lizzie (Krause) Kulp; member, Old Zionsville United Church of Christ. Survivors: sons, Ralph M., Emmaus; Richard C., Allentown; daughters, Joyce, wife of Arden Gehris, Victorville, Calif.; Trina, wife of Jack Baumer, Arlington Ridge; sister, Mrs. Edna Hinkle, Wescosville; 11 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren.

Horace W. Schantz Funeral Home, 3rd and Main streets, Emmaus.

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Ralph M




Ralph M. Kulp; 79; Emmaus; died May 16, 2009, Lehigh Valley Hospital; husband of Malvene "Mally" (Schantzenbach) Kulp; born Topton; son of the late Myron & Hannah (Heiter) Kulp; Navy veteran, Korean War; worked for Air Products, 41 years; 32nd-degree Mason; member, Shriners organization; life member, Mercantile Club, served many years as officer. Survivors: wife; sons, Taryn R. Kulp & wife Joni, Macungie; Jason R. Kulp, Emmaus; daughter, Cynthia A., wife of Lou Ciocco, Allentown; sisters, Joyce, wife of Arden Gehris; Trina, wife of Jack Baumer; grandchildren, Rachel, Miranda, Ryan; predeceased by brother Richard.

Schantz Funeral Home Inc., 250 Main St., Emmaus.

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Richard C




Richard C. Kulp; 65; 332 Avi Drive, Alburtis; died Saturday, July 20, at home; husband of Marjorie A. (Roberts) Kulp; millwright, Universal Millwright, Perkasie, 16 years, retiring 1994; previously, owned Kulp Jewelry Store, Emmaus, 1962-77; born Topton; son of the late Myron & Hanna (Heiter) Kulp; former member, Lions Club, Lodge 792, F&AM, both Emmaus; Air Force veteran. Survivors: wife; sons, Richard C. Jr., Terre Haute, Ind.; Jeffrey S., Red Hill; Chris A., Center Valley; daughter, Deborah; brother, Ralph, Emmaus; sisters, Joyce, wife of Arden Gehris, Victorville, Calif.; Trina, wife of John Baumer, Raleigh, N.C.; 4 grandchildren; great-grandson.

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

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Laura M.




Mrs. Frank Young Mrs. Laura M. Young, 55 years old, wife of Frank Young, died at 7:15 last evening at her home, Power House Crossing, Palmer Township. She is survived by her husband, 1 daughter, Mrs. Paul Lilly, of Nazareth RD #3; 3 sons, Paul, of Easton RD #3; Chester, of Nazareth RD #3; and Harlan, at home; 1 brother, Walter Kunkel, of Wilson Borough; 2 sisters, Mrs. Robert Werner & Mrs. Walter Mengel, of Easton RD #2, & 3 grandchildren.

Funeral on Friday at 2 pm at her home, with further services at Arndt's Church, the Rev. H.J. Ehret officiating. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

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Easton, PA

Arndt's Church Cemetery, Forks Township, Easton, PA


Olive Naomi




Olive N. Hunsberger, 96, formerly of Laureldale, died Feb. 28 at 1:50 p.m. in St. Joseph Medical Center, where she had been a patient six days. She was taken to the medical center from Grandview Manor, Ruscombmanor Township. Her husband, Stuart H. Hunsberger, died March 16, 2000. Born in Kempton, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Mabel (Schroeder) Kunkel. Hunsberger was employed as an examiner by the Berkshire Knitting Mills, Wyomissing, and was last employed by Reading Electric Coil Service, Temple, retiring in 1970. She was a member of Grace (Alsace) United Church of Christ, Hyde Park. Surviving are two sisters, Hilda (Kunkel) Fox, Kempton, and Lillian (Kunkel) Kosman, Northampton.

Services will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. in Walter R. Christ Funeral Home Inc., Laureldale. Burial will be in Laureldale Cemetery, Tuckerton.

Reading Eagle





Robert Sylvester




Robert S. Kunkle, 90, formerly of Reading, died July 7 at 1:30 a.m. in Reading Hospital, where he had been a patient six days. He was taken to the hospital from the Laurel Center Genesis Elder Care, Tilden Township. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Glennen and Emma (Smith) Kunkel. Kunkle was employed for 26 years as a truck driver by Reading Transport and was last employed for 20 years as a clerk by Filbert Seafood, Reading, retiring in 1970. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Kunkle was a member of Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, Reading. He was a past commander of the Reber-Moore American Legion Post 635, Shillington. Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. in the Bean Funeral Homes, Inc., Shillington. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Shillington.




Fairview Cemetery, Shillington Berks Co, PA


Verna Ellen




VERNA E. BAILEY Verna E. Bailey, 79, of New Tripoli R.1, died Friday in Gnaden Huetten Convalescent Home, Lehighton. She was the wife of Verdie C. Bailey who died in 1984. Born in Stony Run, she was a daughter of the late George and Lena (Brobst) Kunkel. She was a member of Ebenezer United Church of Christ, New Tripoli. Survivors: Sister, Mae E., wife of Floyd German of Slatedale; stepdaughter, Thelma, wife of Vernon Bailey of Kutztown, and three step-grandchildren. She was predeceased by an infant son.

Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Robert S. Nester Funeral Home, Route 143, Jacksonville. Call 10-11 a.m. Tuesday.

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Allentown PA



Joseph E.




Joseph E. Kunsman Sr., 94, of 175 W. North St., Nazareth, died Oct. 27 in Moravian Hall Square Retirement Community, Nazareth. He was the husband of Hester M. (Kreidler) Kunsman, who died in 1992. He taught mathematics and industrial arts at Wissahickon High School, Lower Gwynedd, Montgomery County, for 40 years before retiring in 1972. He was also former director of athletics for 15 years. He was a 1930 graduate of Albright College and did graduate work at Penn State University, University Park, and Temple University, Philadelphia. Born in Brick Tavern, he was a son of the late John P. and Laura (Ruch) Kunsman. He was a member, former trustee and treasurer of Schoeneck Moravian Church, Nazareth. He was commissioner of officials of the Buxmont League. Survivors: Son, Joseph E. Jr. of Gaithersburg, Md.; two grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Thursday in the church. Call 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Bartholomew-Schisler Funeral Home, 211 E. Center St., Nazareth. Contributions: Church memorial fund, c/o the funeral home.

Morning Call pg. B-10


Allentown PA.

Moravian Church cemetery, Schoeneck, Northampton Co., PA


William H.




A 68-year-old Bethlehem man was crushed to death yesterday when a steamroller he was operating toppled over on him on a nephew's property in Lower Saucon Township. William H. Kunsman, 68, of 2115 Fireside Drive was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:10 p.m. yesterday by Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek. The cause of death was ruled accidental and due to a massive crushing injury to the head and chest. Lysek said Kunsman was driving along the edge of an embankment when the coating beneath the roller gave way. It went over the embankment, dropped about 10 feet and rolled on top of Kunsman. Township police said Kunsman was driving a double-drum roller that weighed about 5 tons. Kunsman was working at the home of his nephew, Barry Kunsman Sr., 255 Valley View Road, when the accident happened about 4:20 p.m., reports said. The victim was paving a driveway and an area where equipment would be stored. Responding to the scene with Lower Saucon police were ambulances from SeWyCo and Dewey fire companies, Medic 76 and the Leithsville and Southeastern volunteer fire companies.

Morning Call, Allentown, PA, 3 October 1993, pg. B-10:

Services for William H. Kunsman, 68, of 2115 Fireside Drive, Bethlehem, who died Friday when a steamroller he was operating toppled over on him on a nephew's property at 255 Valley View Road, Hellertown, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Schisler Funeral Home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton. Call 7-8:30 p.m. Monday. Kunsman was the husband of Kathryn L. (Parastino) Kunsman. He was a self-employed contractor, operating Willie's Backhoe Service for 15 years, retiring in 1990. Born in Hellertown, he was a son of the late Calvin L. and Mary M. (Ernst) Kunsman. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors: Wife; sons, William C. of Lower Nazareth Township, David J. of Allentown, and Thomas A. of Bethlehem; daughters, Linda K., wife of David Ernhoffer of Lower Nazareth Township, and Diana, wife of Ed Kaintz of Catasauqua; brothers, Robert of Easton and James of Bethlehem; sisters, Elsie Frickert of Coopersburg, Flora, wife of Theodore Reiger of Hellertown, and Dorothy, wife of Raymond Kale of Riegelsville, and six grandchildren.

Morning Call, pg. B-02


Allentown, PA

Cedar Hill Cemetery, Allentown, PA






William Kunstman of Nazareth died on Saturday afternoon at 2o'clock after an illness of Bright's disease, aged 81 years. The deceased was born near Springtown in December 1821 and was married to Miss Sabina Beck, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. George W. Beck in Lower Nazareth. His wife and two daughters preceded him to the grave. The deceased is survived by the following daughters: Mrs. W. H. Werner of Atlantic City, Mrs. Sara Steiner of Santee's Mill, Mrs. Amelia Schlaubach of Nazareth, Mrs. J. A. Mies of North Bethlehem, Mrs. Clara Grubb of Boonton, N. J., Misses Isabella and Abbie Kunstman, residing at home. One sister Mrs. L. C. King, 229 North street, Bethlehem, and one brother, Jacob Kunstman of Bangor, also survive.

The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon. Interment will be made in Union Cemetery, Nazareth.

Bethlehem Globe Times


Bethlehem, Northampton, PA,

St. Johns Union, Nazareth Township, PA


Mary Esther




Mrs. Mary Maurer, 63, of 1019 Pawnee St, Fountain Hill, died Tuesday in St Luke's Hospital. She was the widow of Llewellyn E Maurer. She had done maintenance work for small businesses in the area and helped in the homes of various families. Born in New Tripoli, she was the daughter of the late John Kurtz and the late Edna (Sittler) Kurtz Beck. She was a member of St Paul's Lutheran Church, Fountain Hill. Surviving are a son Glen D of Fountain Hill; a daughter Mrs. Pablo Ortiz of Bethlehem; a brother John Kurtz of Bethlehem; three sisters, Mrs. Julius Repash, Mrs. Mildred Weatherby and Mrs. Dorothy Ivanitch, all of Fountain Hill, and seven grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 AM Friday in the Dino P Contelmi Funeral Home, 1311 Broadway, Fountain Hill. Calling hours will be 7-9 PM Thursday.

Globe Times


Bethlehem, Northampton, PA,

Memorial Pk. Cemetery, Bethlehem, Northampton, PA

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