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Walter H.




Walter H. Nase, of West Rockhill Township, died Tuesday, May 22, 2007 in St. Luke's Quakertown Hospital, Quakertown. He was 85. He was the husband of the late Jean R. (Godshall) Nase, who died in November. Born in West Rockhill Township, he was a son of the late William and Emma (Hartzell) Nase. Mr. Nase was employed as a machinist for Ametek Inc., U.S. Gauge Division, Sellersville for 37 years until retiring in 1977. Mr. Nase was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific Theatre. He was of the Lutheran faith. He was a member of the V.F.W. Forrest Lodge No. 245, Sellersville. An avid hunter and fisherman, Mr. Nase was a member of the Branch Valley Fish & Game Club, Perkasie, as well as several other area rod and gun clubs. He served as a hunter safety instructor throughout the area over the years. He also cleaned and repaired guns and shotguns and mounted and sighted in scopes. He is survived by a stepdaughter, Nancy L. Yerkes, and her husband Earl of Richland Township; three grandsons: Jeffrey T. Wyllie, and his wife Brenda of Coopersburg; Randy L. Wyllie, and his wife Lisa of Benton, and Scott M. Wyllie, and his wife Tami of Coopersburg seven great-grandchildren; a great-great- grandson; a brother Warren; two sisters: Pearl and Ruth, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers: Clarence and Willard, and a sister, Arlene.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 25 in the Bernard Suess Funeral Home, Perkasie. Interment was in St. Stephen's U.C.C. Cemetery, Perkasie.

Souderton Independent



St. Stephen's Ch Cemetery, Perkasie, Bucks Co


Anthony Norman




Anthony N. Natale,67 of 2009 Wells Court, Allentown died Tuesday, Sept. 26,in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. He was the Husband of Nancy P. ( Holley ) Natale. A self-employed Lehigh Valley Building contractor, he owned the Quality Painting Co. for 39 years. Born in Berwyn, Chester County, he was the son of the late Cesare and Mary ( Esposito ) Natale. He was a Marine Corps Veteran of the Korean War. Survivors: Wife ; sons, Mark A., Michael A. and Cesare B. all at home, Anthony of Allentown; sisters Edie Kirkner of Avalon, N.J., Claire Brenemen of Las Vegas; Two Grandchildren

Services: 11am Friday, Heintzelman Funeral Home 326 Main St. Hellertown. Call 10-11 a.m. Friday. Contributions: to the family. c/o the funeral home.




Union Cemetery, Hellertown, PA


Annie B.




Frank.-Sister Annie (Neff) Frank was born near Millersville, Pa., Feb. 28, 1863; died at her home at East Petersburg, Nov. 6, 1921, after a lingering illness of five months. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. On Nov. 25, 1880, she was united in marriage to Christian H. Frank. To this union were born two sons, who survive as do her husband and aged mother, 1 brother and 2 sisters.

Funeral services conducted at the home by Bro. Hiram Kauffman and at the East Petersburg Mennonite Church by Bros. Noah Landis and Isaac Brubaker. Text, II Cor. 5:1.

Gospel Herald - Volume XIV, Number 36 - pp. 718, 719



East Petersburg Mennonite Cemetery, East Petersburg, PA


Russell W.




Russell W. Nester; 64; Mertztown R. 2; died Sunday, Allentown Hospital; husband of Eva G. (Angstadt) Nester; born Alburtis; son of the late Ulysses & Minerva (Stauffer) Nester; press operator, Caloric Corp., Topton; member, Lutheran congregation, New Jerusalem Union Church; chief, Topton Volunteer Co., 1949-1961. Survivors: widow; stepdaughter Virginia, wife of Stanley Speck, Orefield; stepson, Theodore Jones, Mertztown; sisters, Edna, wife of Stephen Wieder, Topton; Annabelle, wife of Ernest Bieber, Skippack; brothers, Harold, Mertztown R. 1; Arthur, Emmaus; 5 grandchildren.

Schofer Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Topton.

Morning Call pg. 8


Allentown PA



Ulysses F




Ulysses F. Nester; 81; 315 W. Franklin St., Topton; died yesterday at home; husband of the late Minerva (Stauffer) Nester; born Huffs Church; son of the late Frank & Catherine (Nuss) Nester; retired core maker, Caloric Corp., Topton; member, Trinity Lutheran Church, Topton. Survivors: daughters, Mrs. Virgie Trexler, Reading; Edna, wife of Stephen Weider, with whom he lived; Annabelle, wife of Ernest Bieber, Skippack; sons, Russell, Shamrock; Harold, Mertztown R. 1; Arthur, Topton; 7 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Schofer Funeral Home, Topton.

Call-Chronicle pg.B-6


Allentown, PA



Virginia Mae




Mrs. Virgie (Nester) Trexler; 62; Reading, formerly Topton; died yesterday, Community General Hospital, Reading. Survivors: daughters, Mae, wife of James Ellis, Allentown; Florence, wife of Luther Oswald, Topton; son, John, Mertztown R. 1; sisters, Edna, wife of Stephen Weider, Topton; Annabelle, wife of Ernest Bieber, Skippack; brothers, Russell, Shamrock; Harold, Mertztown R. 1; Arthur, Emmaus.

Morning Call pg.30


Allentown, PA







Last Thursday the remains of Daniel Newmoyer, of Farmington, Berks county, were laid to rest at the Mertztown church. Deceased was sick for some time with Bright's disease and dropsy and brought his age to almost 69 years. He was a son of the late Jacob Newmoyer and his wife, of near this place. He was a well-known and respected man, a carpenter by trade. He is survived by his wife, Susan, nee Sitler, two sons, George, of near Alburtis, and William, of Wilkes-Barre, as also four brothers, John, Jacob, Charles and Adam, all of Macungie, and two sisters, Mrs. John Rehder, of Philadelphia, and Mrs. J. K. Frankenfield, also town. The brothers acted as pallbearers. Rev. F. K. Berndt was the officiating clergyman.

 Macungie Progress pg. 1


Macungie, PA







On Tuesday, Mrs. Lydia Warmkessel, wife of Joseph Warmkessel, residing a mile from Mertztown, was buried in the Mertztown cemetery. She brought her age to 67 years. Death resulted from a complication of diseases. The daughter of dec'd, Mrs. Penrose Knappenberger, living at the same place, died on Tuesday night. She died from an attack of typhus fever, which is said to be the lowest stage of typhoid fever and a disease seldom heard of here. Sallie, daughter of Mrs. Knappenberger, is also lying in a low condition, and it is thought suffering with the same disease as her mother. The sister of dec'd, Mrs. David Kern, residing with her daughter, Mrs. C. M. Mohr of East Macungie, was attending to her during her sickness, when suddenly, on Saturday morning, she received a stroke of apoplexy of the heart, from which she was at latest accounts not expected to recover. The house is almost a hospital, there being in two rooms sick ones, almost on the brink of death and two already gone.

Macungie Progress pf.3


Macungie, PA,



Eugene V




Eugene V. Neusch; 96; King George, Va., formerly Pleasant Valley; died Thursday, Nov. 29, at home of daughter; husband of the late Helen L. Neusch; superintendent, Bethlehem Steel Printery, retiring 1969. Survivors: daughters, Marjorie Massey, King George; Lucinda Lynard, McLean, Va.; 4 grandchildren; great-granddaughter.

Nash & Slaw Funeral Home, Ninde, Va.

Morning Call pg.B-26


Allentown Pa



Albert H.




Albert H. Newhard, 96, of 3316 Mauch Chunk Road, Coplay, died July 22, 2002 in Whitehall Manor, Whitehall Township. He was the husband of the late Pearl S. (Worman) Newhard. He was a farmer in South Whitehall Township for 33 years before retiring in 1963. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Francis C. and Sarah (Helfrich) Newhard. He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ of Mickley's, Whitehall. He was a member of the Travelers Protection Association of Allentown for 50 years. Survivors: Daughter, Van Reed C. Lutz of Whitehall; son, Kenneth C. of Allentown; sister, Mildred Gessner of Center Valley; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Curtis F., in 1997.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Heintzelman Funeral Home, 4906 Route 309 Schnecksvllle. Call 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday. Contributions: Church memorial fund, c/o the funeral home.

Morning Call, page B -11


Allentown, PA

St. John's (Mickley's) Cemetery, Mickley's, Whitehall Township, PA


Arthur W.




Arthur W. Newhard, son of liveryman, James D. and his wife, Eliza Newhard of No 429 North Seventh Street, died at 6:30 last evening of enlargement of the heart. His age was 17 years, 6 months and 12 days. The sickness is supposed by some to have been caused by over exciting himself while riding a bicycle last summer. He was a member of the third class of High School, Belonged to Salem's Reformed Church and the English Bible Class there. He was a catechumen under Rev. Richards and expected to be confirmed in spring. His parents, one brother, Dr. Irwin Newhard, of Harrisburg, and two sisters, Lillian and Annie, of his city, survive.

Funeral is to take place on Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Death Notice Newhard, In this city, January 8,1896, Arthur W., son of James D. and Eliza A. Newhard, aged 17years, 6 months and 19 days.

Funeral from the residence of his parents, No 429 North Seventh Street, Monday afternoon at 1:30o'clock, to which relatives and friends and the English Bible Class of Salem's Reformed Church are respectfully invited without further notice.

Services before burial in Salem's Reformed Church. Chew Street. Burial in Union Cemetery




Salem's Reformed Church. Chew Street


Carolina E.




Mrs. Chas. H. Leibenguth, 72, Dies At Cherryville. Recently Observed 54th Anniversary of Wedding. The aft-expressed hope of Carolina E., wife of Charles H. Leibenguth, of Cherryville, to live to celebrate with her husband their fifty-fifth wedding anniversary will never be realized as yesterday she died at her home from ailments incident to old age. Death came at 5:30 o'clock. She was aged 72 years. Mrs. Leibenguth was born at Rockdale, a daughter of the late Samuel and Mary Snyder Newhard. For the past twenty-six years, she was a resident of Cherryville and held the esteem of all members of the community. Not long ago she and her husband observed their fifty-fourth wedding anniversary and she was looking forward to next anniversaries of the event. She was an active member of the Reformed congregation of the Indianland church and of the Home department of the Sunday school of that church. Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Jefferson M. of Northampton, and Harry F. of this city; three daughters, Mrs. Charles O. Worley, of Northampton; Mrs. James H. Wambold, of Walnutport R.1, and Mrs. Clarence A. Henry, of Walnutport R.2, twenty-three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and five sisters, Mrs. Mary Blose, of Kutztown; Mrs. Madina Roth, this city; Mrs. Lewis Laubach, Egypt; Mrs. Sallie Rhue, this city, and Mrs. Amelia Trumbauer, Pittsburgh. A son, two daughters, two brothers and sister preceded her in death.

The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon with services at the Schisler funeral home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, at 2 o'clock, Rev. George Kopenhaver officiating, assisted by Rev. Floyd E. Shupp and Rev. I.M. Bachman. Interment will be made in the Coplay cemetery. Friends may call at the Leibenguth home to view the body Friday night from 7 to 9 o'clock.

Morning Call


Allentown, PA

St. Paul's Church, Cemetery Coplay, PA


Charles Tilghman




On Saturday last Charles Tilghman Newhard, for many years landlord of the hotel at Siegfried Bridge, in this county, died after a brief illness of Typhoid fever. The deceased was extensively known in the Western part of the County. He was at one time in possession of quite a competency, but business reverses came and he lost all that he had been able to accumulate . He was about fifty years of age.

Easton Argus


Easton, PA

Zion Stone Church, Kreidersville, PA


Edwin Harrison




Edwin H. Newhard, of Northampton died Tuesday night at 9:30 O'clock of Complications at the Hospital, age 75 years 3 months and 27 days. He was the son of the Late Tilghman and Rebecca Laubach, Newhard, and was born in Northampton and was a carpenter by trade. Mr. Newhard is survived by his wife Sarah Nee Kromer, a daughter Mrs. Clinton Beers, Northampton four sons, Harry, Charles and Daniel all of Northampton and Samuel Newhard, Hannibal, Mo. eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral parlor of Undertaker A. S. Miller, Main St . Northampton on Friday afternoon at 2 O'clock, Burial will be made in the Fairview Cemetery, Northampton.

Easton Argus


Easton, PA

Fairview Cemetery, PA


Emma J.




MRS. EMMA ZERFASS Following an illness of four weeks, Mrs. Emma, nee Newhard, Zerfass, widow of Amandus Zerfass, died at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the residence of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Clair Werley, 122 4th St., Slatington. She was aged 77 years, 10 months and 10 days. Mrs. Zerfass who had been a resident of Slatington for the past 40 years was born in Heidelberg township, a daughter of the late Stephen and Helena, nee Sell, Newhard. She is survived by one son, Frank Ritter, Slatington R. 1; six daughters, Mrs. Henry Engle, Slatington; Mrs. William Owens, Allentown; Mrs. Ralph Peters, Reading; Mrs. Ralph Griffith, wife of the Slatington police chief; Mrs. Clair Werley, with whom she resided and Mrs. Edgar Handwerk, Slatington. Also surviving Mrs. Zerfass are three brothers, William Handwerk, Breinigsville; Joseph and Tilghman Handwerk, Allentown, eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Private funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Sunday at her late home with public services to follow at 2 o'clock in St. John's Reformed church, Slatington. Interment will be in Union cemetery, Slatington. The Rev. R. M. Paine will officiate.




Slatington Union Cemetery, Slatington, Lehigh Co., PA


Howard William




Howard W. Newhard, a lifelong and esteemed resident of Northampton and a former town Councilman, died there at his home on Sunday Morning at 7:30 O'clock of a complication of ailments. Mr. Newhard, who was in his 59th year, had been bedfast since Friday, although ailing for the past two years. He was born and reared in Northampton, a son of Susanna, Nee Beil, and the late William J. Newhard, and resided there all his life, taking an active interest in the affairs of the community in which he was held in high regard by his neighbors and many friends. During his term in town council he served his constituents faithfully and well. For the past nine years he held a responsible position at the plant of the Whitehall Cement Company. For many years he had been an active and leading member of St. Paul's Reformed Church and Sunday school. He was prominent in fraternal circles, with membership in Chapman Lodge, No. 637, F. and A. M.; Siegfried Chapter, No. 294, Northampton, and Lehigh Consistory, of Allentown , and Northampton Lodge, 1026, I. O. O. F. Besides his widow, Annie S. Nee Smith, he leaves to morn his passing a son Raymond A. at home, and a daughter Mrs. Harry R. Stine, of Bethlehem. Together with his mother, and five grandchildren, and a brother, Oscar Newhard, of Northampton.

Funeral services will be held at his late home, 2350 Main St. Northampton, on Wednesday at 2 P.M. The Rev. I. M. Bachman, Pastor of St. Paul's Reformed Church will officiate. Interment will be made in Greenwood Cemetery, Howertown.

Morning Call


Allentown, PA

Greenwood Cemetery, Howertown, Northampton Co., PA






Mrs. Michael Deibert was born in Ormrod, below Ironton, and was the daughter of Abraham and Phianah Newhard and is now in her sixty-eighth year. At the time of her marriage she resided with her parents in Ballietsville. Mrs. Deibert has one brother and two sister living. They are David Newhard of Egypt, Mrs. Mary Beers of South Allentown and Mrs. Ellie Van Billiard of Fountain Hill.

Morning Call


(Allentown, Lehigh Co., PA



Lucinda Friederica




Mrs. Lucinda Beers died Wednesday, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Welty, of Alburtis, of heart failure, aged 80 years, 1 month and 6 days. Deceased was well known throughout Lehigh County and was born at what is known as Clapboardtown, Whitehall township, just north of the city. Two sons and one daughter survive. They are G. V. Beers of Alburtis; Daniel J. Beers of Wilkes-Barre, and Mrs. Charles Weity of Alburtis. There are a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. One sister and one brother also survive. Mrs. Daniel Bachman of North Twelfth Street and Lawrence J. Newhard of North Seventh Street, this city.

The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at half-past 1 o'clock.

Services and burial at the Lehigh Church.




Lehigh Church Cemetery, Alburtis, Lower Macungie Township, PA


Rosa Etta




Mrs. Rosa Etta, [nee Newhard] Bollinger, wife of Jacob Bollinger, died Sunday at the home of the family, 220 Linden Street, from diabetes, age 61 years. Mrs. . Bollinger had been confined to her bed for the last seven weeks. She was born in Kriedersville, Northampton County, and was the daughter of the late Tilghman and Rebecca [Nee Laubach] Newhard. Mrs. Bollinger was a Faithful member of Christ Reformed Church and was active in the Ladies Aid Society of that Church. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of division no. 80, Brotherhood of Railroad Engineers, of Mauch Chunk, and of Alletah Council, no. 4 D. of P. She was married to Mr. Bollinger September 18, 1881. Besides her husband, she is also survived by a Daughter, Mrs. Charles Elitz, at home, and a brother Edwin Newhard of Allentown. Two children preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held at the home of the family, on Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock and interment will be made at Fairview Cemetery, Northampton. Rev. Morgan A . Peters will conduct the services.

Morning Call


Allentown, PA

Fairview Cemetery, Northampton, Northampton Co., PA


Roy D.




Roy D. Newhard, 88, of Upper Nazareth Township, formerly of Farmersville, died Friday, December 30, 2005 in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg. He and his wife, Mildred M. (Nicholas) Newhard were married 61 years on September 30, 2005. Born June 7, 1917, he was the son of the late Andrew H. and Ida M. (Hay) Newhard. He was a farmer for George V. Seiple & Son in Northampton for 34 years, retiring in 1979. He was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bethlehem. He was also the sexton for the Farmersville Church in Bethlehem Township for ten years. Survivors: Wife; sons, Robert D. Newhard of Newburg, Dennis R. Newhard of Belfast, William A. Newhard of Nazareth, Richard C. Newhard of Nazareth; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, January 5, 2006 in the Bartholomew-Schisler Funeral Home, 211 East Center Street, Nazareth, PA. Call 9:30-11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Interment immediately following services in the Northampton Memorial Shrine, Easton, PA. Contributions: to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church c/o the funeral home.

Morning Call


Allentown, PA







Thomas Newhard died of old age, after a lingering illness at the home of his daughter, Mrs. James Kehnel, No 216 1/2 North Franklin Street. He was born in Northampton county 86 years ago and conducted a farm opposite the Lehigh River from Laury's. He is survived by his wife, who is 76 years of age and five children. Mrs. James Kehnel, Allentown; Mrs. John Kratzer, Pittston; Mrs. Frank Snyder, Egypt; Alfred Newhard, Catasauqua, and Robert, of East Allentown. A number of grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren also survive.

Funeral services were held last evening at the home of his son-in-law, James Kehnel, Burial today at Miller's Church, Laury's, Pa

Morning Call


Allentown, PA

Miller's Church, Laury's, Pa


William Jonas




William J. Newhard died at 1pm on Saturday at his home, In Alliance of consumption: aged 54 years. He is survived by his wife and two sons Howard W. and Oscar H. of alliance, also by two brothers and two sisters, Edwin Newhard of Cementon, Frank Newhard of Nazareth, Mrs. Jacob Bollinger of Allentown and Mrs. Wallace Kleckner Cementon, and by his mother Mrs. Tilghman Newhard.

Funeral Tuesday at 9:30 am Services at Zion church, Alliance and burial at Howertown. Rev J.H. Kuder officiating.

Morning Call


Allentown, PA

Greenwood Cemetery, Howertown, Northampton Co., PA


William R.




William R. Newhardt Sr., 76, of Bethlehem Township, died Jan. 19 in Manor Care Health Services, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Betty J. (Wolfe) Newhard, who died in 1995. He was an engineer in the exhaust house of the coke works division and previously a craneman in the ingot mold division for Bethlehem Steel Corp. for a total of 38 years before retiring in 1992. He was a patrolman for Bethlehem Township Police, 1967-75, a school bus driver in Bethlehem Township and a delivery man for the former Mower's, Suncrest and Abbotts dairies. Born in Fountain Hill, he was a son of the late Robert W. and Bertha (Kilpatrick) Newhardt. He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Bethlehem. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors: Sons, William R. Jr. of Chesterfield, Utah, Roger T. of Roselle, N.J.; daughters, Joanne Morris of Bethlehem Township, Judy L. of Bethlehem; brother, Paul of Bethlehem; sisters, Helen Becker of Bethlehem Township, Ruth Wolfe of Bethlehem, Martha Bartholomew of Orlando, Fla..; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren

Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Long Funeral Home., 500 Linden St., Bethlehem. Call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Contributions: To the church or American Heart Association, Bethlehem.

Morning Call, page B7


Allentown, PA



Alton Charles




Alton C. Newhart, 68, of 227 Clearfield St. Freemansburg, Husband of Clara M . Kratzer Newhart, died Tuesday at St. Luke's Hospital. He retired five years ago after working for 15 years as a laborer at the Pennsylvania Spool and Equipment Co. Allentown. Born in Siegfried, He was the son of the late Charles F. Newhart and Mabel H. Schaffer Newhart, Hugo. He was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Bethlehem. In addition to his wife he is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Roy Kemmerer and Mrs. Vincent Bowen both of Steel City, Mrs. Nick Campanella and Mrs. Duane Honeywell both of Freemansburg, and Mrs. Richard Reigel of Allentown; Three sons, Charles E. of Bethlehem Township, William H. of Bethlehem, and Barry L. of Freemansburg; a brother Henry at home, 22 grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

Services will be announced by the Schisler Funeral Home 2119 Washington Ave, Northampton.

Morning Call


Allentown, PA

Fairview Cemetery, PA


Charles Franklin




Charles F. Newhart, a former resident of Northampton, died at 11:45 o'clock Saturday night at his home, 23 Pine St. Fullerton, from complication of deceases. He was age 40 years. He was born at Bowmanstown a son of Sarah J. Kromer and the late Edwin Newhart. For many years he lived in Northampton, but later removed to Fullerton. He was a carpenter by trade. Besides his widow , Eliza M. Nee Smith, and his mother, he is survived by three sons and a daughter, Alton C., Russell E., Earl T., and Hilda M., all at home. Three brothers and one sister, Harry and Daniel of Fullerton; Samuel Newhart of Kansas and Mrs. Clinton Beers, of Northampton.

Services will be held at his late home Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. E. O. Leapold officiating. Interment will be made in the Fairview Cemetery, Northampton.

Morning Call


Allentown, PA

Fairview Cemetery Cherryville Road Northampton, PA






MOYER.-Annie, wife of Milton Moyer, of Franconia township, died Thursday morning, January 27th 1898, of consumption, aged 20 years, 2 months and 13 days. Deceased had been ailing for about one year. She was a daughter of the late William Nice, who resided in Lower Salford township, but died about fourteen years ago. Her mother died one year later. After the death of her parents she lived with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Clemmer, of Lower Salford. Deceased was married only about one year. She leaves a husband and an infant about 10 weeks old. The following sisters survive: Minnie residing with the family of Joseph Clemmer, and Katie, with the family of Henry Nice, Reliance.

Funeral was held on Monday. Interment was made at the Franconia Mennonite meeting house. Josiah Clemmer and Michael Moyer officiated.

Harleysville News



Franconia Mennonite Cemetery


Frank K




Nice, Frank Keller, son of Henry and Malinda (Keller) Nice, was born in Bucks Co., Pa., Aug. 10, 1898; died at Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa ., Nov. 24, 1990; aged 92. He was married to Sallie D. Moyer, who died in 1952. He was later married to Hannah S. Clemmer, who survives. Al so surviving are 2 sons (Robert N. Nice and Charles Lilley), one daughter (Betty Kerr), one stepdaughter (Shirley Lilley), 14 grandchildren, 32 g great-grandchildren, and 3 sisters (Emma Mininger, Katie Moyer, and Eva Mininger).

He was a member of Souderton Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 28, in charge of Gerald A. Clemmer and Russell B. Musselman; interment in Souderton Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Gospel Herald



Souderton Mennonite Cemetery


Frank K




Frank K. Nice, 92, of Souderton died Saturday evening (24 Nov 1990) at Grand View Hospital following a lengthy illness. Born (10 Aug 1898) in Hilltown Township, he was a son of the late Henry and Melinda (Keller) Nice. He was the husband of Hannah (Clemmer) Nice for the past 37 years and was formerly married to Sally D. (Moyer) Nic e, who died in 1952. For 65 years he had lived on a farm on Reliance Road, Souderton and w as active in farming for 50 years. He concurrently was a commission merchant in the Main Line area. For several years he was employed by the Souderton Independent as a typesetter. His last employment was with the Groff Candy Co. of Souderton, where he worked in the warehouse. He retired in 1979 at age 81. Mr. Nice was a life-long member and faithful supporter of the Souderton Mennonite Church. In addition to his widow Hannah, he is survived by two sons, Robert N. Nice of Quakertown and Charles C. Lilley of Franconia; one daughter Betty, wife of Walter Kerr of Harleysville; one step-daughter, Shirley wife of Charles Lilley; 14 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Emma Mininger of Towamencin Township, Katie Moyer and Eva, wife of Charles Mininger, both of Souderton.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 8 p.m. at the Souderton Mennonite Church.

Souderton Independent



Souderton Mennonite Cemetery


Harvey M.




Nyce, Harvey M., son of Jacob and Nancy (Mininger) Nyce, was born in Franconia Twp., Aug. 26, 1883; died at Silverstream Nursing Home, Montgomery Co ., Pa., June 2, 1967; aged 83 y. 9 m. 7 d. On Sept. 17, 1904, he was married to Katie (Nyce) Nyce, who died Sept. 27, 1930. Surviving are 7 children (Lillie--Mrs. Jacob S. Landis, Henry N., Anna--Mrs. Lyle Frankenfield, Naomi--Mrs. Hillard Roth, Minnie--Mrs. Abram Kurtz (sic--s/b Kratz,) Harvey N., and Marian--Mrs. George Moore), 20 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and 2 brothers (Henry and Levi).

He was a member of the Franconia Church, where funeral services were held June 6, with Floyd Hackman, Leroy Godshall, and Curtis Bergey officiating.

Gospel Herald





Margaret M.




Mrs. Margaret M. (Nice) Moyer, wife of Samuel D. Moyer, died October 12th at Colfax, California. She was 42 years of age. Mrs. Moyer, who before her marriage was a member of the Doylestown school faculty, resided at Danboro before her marriage and departure for the West. Mrs. Moyer's husband was a ship carpenter and had been sent to the Philippines, where Mrs. Moyer contracted tuberculosis. The family returned to California and resided at Berkeley, and Mrs. Moyer attended a sanitarium but failed to recover her health. Before her marriage Mrs. Moyer taught school in Plumstead and Doylestown townships, and one year in Doylestown borough. She was active in Sunday school work at her home at Danboro. The husband and one child, Frances Margaret survive. Two brothers and one sister also survive: Martin Nice, of Philadelphia, and Ira Nice, of Doylestown; Mrs. Howard Bassett, of Phillipsburg, N. J.

Bucks County Intelligencer





Minnie N.




Minnie N. (Nyce) Kratz, 89, of Souderton, died Monday, July 30, 2007 at Rockhill Mennonite Community. She was the wife of the late Abram L. Kratz. Born in Elroy, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Mabel (Moyer) Nyce Minnie enjoyed crocheting and music. She was a former teacher's aide for Penn View Christian School. She was a life member of Franconia Mennonite Church where she was a Sunday school teacher and taught summer Bible school for local mission churches. She is survived by two sons, Curtis Kratz and his wife, Eva, of Souderton and Abram Kratz and his wife, Mary Anne, of Hatfield; a daughter, Esther Kolb and her husband, Jonathan, of Spring City; a foster son, David Derstine of Phoenix, AZ; a brother, Harvey Nyce and his wife, Grace, of Souderton; a sister, Naomi Roth of Lansdale; 17 grandchildren; and 44 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Timothy Kratz.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 2 at 2 PM at Souderton Mennonite Summit View Auditorium, 207 W. Summit St., Souderton, where friends may meet with the family from 12:30 to 2 PM. Burial will take place at Franconia Mennonite Cemetery in Franconia. Memorial contributions may be made to Gideon's International, P.O. Box 1170, Kulpsville PA 19443. Arrangements are by Anders Detweiler Funeral Home & Crematory in Souderton.

North Penn Reporter



Franconia Mennonite Cemetery, Montgomery Co


Ralph D.




Nice, Ralph D., 68, Souderton, Pa. Born: Jan. 6, 1929, Franconia Twp., Pa., to Garrett and Mamie Derstine Nice. Died: May 17, 1997, Sellersville, Pa. Survivors - wife: Pauline Smith Nice; children: Ronald, Gerald, Duane, Alan, Lowell, Kevin, Phyllis Sellers, Laureen Landis; brothers and sisters: Floyd, Garrett, John, Pauline Price, Blanche Nyce, Linda Derstine; 13 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Lois (daughter).

Funeral and burial: May 21, Franconia Mennonite Church, by John Ehst, Steven Landis, and Floyd Hackman.

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Robert N.




 Robert N. Nice Sr., 65, died Sunday (1 Sep 1991) in the Valley Manor Nursing Center in Coopersburg, where he had been a resident for three month s. He was formerly from Harleysville but had lived at Grundy House in Quakertown for the last three years. Mr. Nice had worked as a branch manager for the Harleysville Nation al Bank, where he had worked for 17 years. While living in Harleysville, he was active in Lower Salford Township politics. Born (12 Jul 1926) in Philadelphia, he was the son of Frank K. and Elizabeth (Reed) Nice. Mr. Nice served in the Army during World War II and was a member of American Legion Post 242 of Quakertown. He was a sponsor and counselor for Alcoholics Anonymous. He was a former member of Christ Church at Indian Creek, United Church of Christ, Tel ford. He served as the first president of the Harleysville Jaycees and w as a former member of the Harleysville Lions Club and former cabinet member of District 14R of Lions International. Mr. Nice is survived by two daughters, Connie, wife of Dennis Kinsey of Lansdale, and Karen, wife of Frederick Husk of Telford; a son, Robert Jr. of Telford; six grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret Wimple of Onsted, Mich., and Betty, wife of Walter Kerr of Harleysville; and a brother, Charles Lilley of Telford. He was preceded in death by a sister and a grandson.

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William M.




Nyce. --- William M., son of the late Isaac B. and Lizzie (Moyer) Nyce, was born Sept. 30, 1876; died Jan. 12, 1953; aged 76 y. 3 m. 12 d. He spent his lifetime on the farm where he was born, near Harleysville, Pa. Both he and his brother Allen were stricken with cerebral hemorrhage on Jan. 10, and died only three days apart.

Funeral services were held Jan. 1 9, at the Salford Mennonite Church, in charge of Elias N. Landis and Rein A. Alderfer.




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Margaret E.




Margaret E. Brobst, 93, formerly of 1041 Wyomissing Boulevard, Wyomissing, died Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. in the Wyomissing Lodge, where she had been a resident since March or 1989. Her husband Guy H. Brobst, died Oct. 16, 1977. Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Stengel) Nichol. She was a member of Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, West Reading. Surviving is a sister, Miriam Scheible, of Huntingdon Station, NY.

Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home Inc., West Reading, is in charge of arrangements




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Donald Augustus




DONALD A. NOL L, 74, RETIRED POSTMASTER OF BOWMANSTOWN Donald A. Noll, 74, of 501 White St., Bowmanstown, retired postmaster of t he town, died Wednesday in Palmerton Hospital. He was the husband of Pauline (Rehrig) No ll. They observed their 45th wedding anniversary in April. Noll was postmaster for 41 years before retiring in 1980. He also was vice -president of Tri-County State Bank, Bowmanstown, for many years. Born in Bowmanstown, he was a son of the late Roy and Dora (Brobst) Nol He was a member and former church councilman and Sunday school teacher superintendent of Trinity Lutheran Church, Bowmanstown. He received his bachelor of arts degree in education from Muhlenberg College in 1937. Survivors: Wife; sons, John of Washington, D.C., and Bruce of Lehighton; daughter, Sally Ann, wife of Wilbert Hubbs of Brandamore, Chester County; brothers, Willa rd of Bowmanstown and Robert of South Plainfield, N.J.; five grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Monday in the church. Call 10-11 a.m. Monday in the church. Arrangements, Thomas K. Thomas Funeral Home, 145 Delaware Ave., Palmerton.

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Robert Warren




 Robert W. Noll, 81, of The Highland's, 2000 Cambridge Ave., Wyomissing, Berks County, formerly of South Plainfield, N.J., died Thursday, Dec. 27, at Reading Hospital and Medical Center. He was the husband of Eunice M. (Bush) Noll. He retired as a staff consultant for contract engineering from Foster Wheeler Energy Corp., Livingston, N.J., in 1983 after 37 years of service. Previously, he was manager of divisional procedures, 1978- 79, manager of engineering administration, 1977-78, systems analyst in the computer services department, 1966-77, project manager in the project management department, 1965-66, and project engineer in the contract engineering department, process plants division, 1946-65. Before that, he worked for Tide Water Associated Oil Co. He was a 1942 graduate of Penn State University. Born in Bowmanstown, he was a son of the late Roy A. and Dora E. (Brobst) Noll. He was a member of Kissinger's Lutheran Church, Wyomissing. Previously, he was a member of St. Stephen's Evangelical Lutheran Church, South Plainfield, where he was secretary/treasurer and member of the choir. He was a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He was an assistant Scout master in South Plainfield. Survivors: Wife; daughter, Sandra S. Kavka of South Plainfield; sons, Robert W. Jr. of Lyndhurst, N.J., Roger B. of Carmel, Ind. Ronald D. of Monmouth Junction, N.J.; brother, Willard J. of Bowmanstown; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren.

Services: Private. Arrangements, Henninger Funeral Home, Reading. Contributions: The Highland's Endowment Fund, Wyomissing.

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Harvey Nourse, 79, who was born in Bayfield, son of an early missionary to the Indians, and who was reputed to be the longest-time native-born resident in the Chequamegon region, passed away at an Ashland hospital Saturday afternoon. Mr. Nourse lived at Salmo near Bayfield, and was a pioneer farmer and producer of maple sugar. His four sons, Laurie, David, Harvey Lyle and Lyman, all of Bayfield, have been well-known as lake trout trolling boat operators, having helped to develop that sport to its present scope. His daughter, Gladys, Mrs. Clovis Frankie of Ashland, was till recently librarian of the Vaughn library at Ashland. Besides the five children, Mrs. Nourse survives. There is one surviving sister of Mr. Nourse, Louise, Mrs. Landsborough, in the west. A brother, Laurie Nourse, longtime resident of Salmo, passed away a year and a half ago in California. Harvey Nourse was one of 11 children born to his missionary father and mother. The father was first located in Pennsylvania, and was then sent to the Indian territory in Oklahoma. Here his health failed and he was sent to Bayfield in 1856 to rest, not being expected to live. He was one of Bayfield's first white settlers. He recovered his health and lived at Bayfield many years, starting the Presbyterian church there and acting as one of the first school teachers at Bayfield. In his younger days the son Harvey was a missionary singer, and for a time sang in the lumber camps of north Wisconsin at evangelistic meetings at which the late Reverend Alfred Terry, father of the head of the lakes singer Elizabeth Terry, was the preacher. A year ago Mr. Nourse, although 78, sang a duet with Miss Terry at her Bayfield sacred concert, and then sang a solo, "Tell Me the Old Old Story."

Funeral services were held this afternoon from the Presbyterian church at Bayfield.










One of the oldest residents of Berks county, Mrs. Catherine Nester, aged ninety years, died suddenly at four-thirty o'clock yesterday morning at the home of her son, Ulysses Nester, Furnace street, Topton. Mrs. Nester, who was the oldest resident in the borough of Topton, had been living there for about ten years with her son. She had been a resident of Berks county all her life and was born in Hereford township, the daughter of Jonas and Salome, nee Moser, Nuss. Twenty-seven years ago her husband, James Nester, passed away. She had been a devout member of the Reformed congregation of Huff's church where she faithfully attended services despite her advanced age. Besides the son with whom she resided, she is also survived by a son Howard, of Bechtelsville, and a son Harvey, of Emaus. Sixteen grandchildren, thirty-one great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild survive. A brother, Percival B. Nuss of Allentown, also survives.

The funeral will be held on Tuesday, March 7, at 1.30 o'clock from the home of her son, Ulysses Nester, Furnace street, Topton, followed by further services in the Huff's church. Rev. James M. Blatt will officiate. Interment will be made in the cemetery adjoining the church.

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David S.




David S. Nice of Franconia, Pa., died Feb. 19, 1909 of typhoid pneumonia; aged 35 y. 9 m. 27 d. He is survived by a sorrowing widow and 4 small children; also his mother, 5 brothers and 2 sisters.

The funeral was held Feb. 24. Interment took place at the Franconia Mennonite burying ground. Deceased was a member of the Franconia congregation. The services were conducted by Christian Allebach, Abram Clemmer and Jonas Mininger.

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Garret S.




Nice.--Garret S., son of the late John M. and Catherine (Shoemaker) Nic e, was born Sept. 10, 1864; died at his home at Harleysville, Pa., March 1 6, 1945, after an illness of two weeks duration; aged 80 y. 6 m. 6 d. In November, 1888, he was married to Jane Delp, who survives. He also leaves an adopted daughter (Edna--Mrs. Jacob Clemmer), 3 grandchildren, 2 brothers (John S. and Edwin S., both of Souderton, Pa.), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Amelia Ruth, Lansdale, Pa.; and Emma--Mrs. Abram L. Landis, of Harleysville ). An infant daughter preceded him in death. He united with the Mennonite Church in young manhood and remained faithful to the end. He was active in Sunday-school, mission, and charitable work.

Funeral services were held March 21, at the Home by Rein Alderfer and Elmer Moyer and at the Salford Church by Jacob Clemens and John Lapp. Texts, Rev.14:13; Heb. 4:9. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

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Hannah M.




Landis. - Hannah M., daughter of Abram and Mary (Moyer) Nice and widow of Nathaniel G. Landis, was born Aug. 8, 1840 (sic...s/b 1846 unless she was 101 not 95); died suddenly June 18, 1942 from a heart condition, aged 95 y. 10 m. 10 d. She enjoyed remarkable health for her advanced years. She was sitting in a chair when she was stricken with the heart attack. Her husband died in 1918, of influenza. She spent most of her childhood near Mainland, Pa. She lived all her married life, until the summer of 1938, on a farm near Vernfield. She then moved to Hatfield, where she has been residing with her son-in-law and daughter (Mr. and Mrs. Rhine Landis).

Funeral services were held at the Franconia, Pa., Mennonite Church of which she was a member. Sermon by Bro. Menno Landis. Text, Phil. 1:23. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. Surviving are 7 children (Mrs. Sallie Detwiler of Telford; Abram N. Landis of Earlington; Hannah, wife of Abram Freed, Telford; Emma, wife of Jonas Kratz, Souderton; Lizzie, wife of Wilson Kratz, Marwood; Martha, wife of John Mininger, Hatfield; Ella, wife of Rhine Landis, Hatfield); also 42 grandchildren, 96 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great-grandchildren.

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Linford D.




Nyce, Linford D., husband of Margaret (Moyer) Nyce, was born Jan. 11, 191 1; passed away Oct. 31, 1952; aged 41 y. 9 m. 20 d. Besides his widow, he is survived by his parents, one daughter, 3 sons, 6 sisters, and a paternal grandmother.

Funeral services were held at the Salford Mennonite Church, Harleysville, Pa., Nov. 4, where he was a member in charge of Henry L. Ruth, assisted by Marvin M. Anderson with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

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Mary K.




Kulp.--Mary K. Kulp, died Dec. 7, 1942, at the home of her son-in-law and daughter (Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Detweiler), Souderton, Pa. She had been in ill health for the past eight months, but bedfast only 3 weeks. She died of complications due to old age; aged 81 y. 3 m. 24 d. She had 1 brother (Henry Nice), 1 sister (Katie Souder), also 3 stepbrothers and 2 stepsisters. She was united in marriage, Jan. 28, 1882, with Henry B. Kulp, who died March 5, 1928 (sic...his obit shows 5 Mar 1930.) She is survived by these children: Lizzie, wife of Allen S. Walter of Line Lexington; Sallie, wife of Hiram Cressman of Telford; Harry Kulp of Lansdale; Mary, wife of Jacob Wenger, Souderton; Elmer Kulp of Lincoln Park, Mich., Katie, wife of Theodore Detweiler, Souderton. Two sons (Allen and Jacob) and 1 daughter (Ann) preceded her in death. There are 14 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. She was a member of Souderton Mennonite Church.

Funeral services were held Dec. 10 at the Funeral Parlors by Elmer Moyer and Arthur D. Roth and at the Souderton Church by Jacob Moyer and Alfred Rahn. Text, Psa. 23:4. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

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