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Quillman

Edith K.

Kramer

7/29/1908

6/28/1989

Mrs. Edith K. Kramer; 80; 113 Cherry St., Topton; died Wednesday at home; widow of Jonathan D. Kramer; born Ruscomb Manor Township, Berks County; daughter of the late Warren and Cora (Houck) Quillman; member, Christ Lutheran Church, Dryville, Berks County. Survivors: daughters, Mrs. Mary Q. Edinger, with whom she lived; Anna Q., wife of Paul Wenrich, Muhlenberg Park, Berks County; Betty Q., wife of Warren H. Freeby, Belvidere, N.J.; Olive Q., wife of Harold B. Oswald, Mertztown; Kathryn Q. Miller, Trexlertown; Joann Q., wife of Bryon Oswald, Fleetwood; sons, James Q., Ephrata, Lancaster County; Samuel Q., Hastings, Neb.; Nester Q., Long Island, N.Y.; William Q., Reading; Robert Q., David M., both Topton; Adrian Q., Mertztown; sisters, Mrs. Eva Kulikowski, Greenfields, Reading; Leah, wife of Charles Keller, Reading R.2, Mrs. Helen Meitzler, Betty, wife of Lothair Dreibelbis, both Fleetwood; Anna, wife of Carl Selig, Phoenix, Ariz.; Mrs. Julia Farwell, Grampian, Clearfield County; Sarah, wife of Ralph Gilbert, Robesonia, Berks County; brother William, Fleetwood; 35 grandchildren; 26 great- grandchildren. Trexler-Ludwick Funeral Home, 25 E. Weis St., Topton.

Morning Call pg.B-22

6/29/1989

Allentown Pa

 

Rabenold

Ernest L.

 

7/8/1933

9/27/1990

Ernest L. Rabenold, 57, of 277 Pennsylvania Ave., Catasauqua, died Thursday in Muhlenberg Hospital Center. He was the husband of Betty J. (DeWalt) Rabenold. They were married 35 years in April. He was clerk in the shipping and receiving department of the Bethlehem Steel Corp. for many years. Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of Verna A. (Heffelfinger) Rabenold of Catasauqua and the late George W. Rabenold. He was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Catasauqua, where he sang on the choir and was a former church councilman. He also served as committeeman for Boy Scout Troop 94 at the church. He was an Air Force veteran. Survivors: Wife and mother; son, Eric L. at home; daughters, Bonnie, wife of Dennis Kelly of Catasauqua, and Brenda, wife of David Booz of Kutztown, and four grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Monday in the church. Call 7-8:30 p.m. tomorrow Clinton R. Diefenderfer Funeral Home, 1064 Fifth St., North Catasauqua.

Morning Call pg. B-33

9/29/1990

Allentown PA.

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

Rader

Edward T

 

7/30/1902

2/4/1982

Edward T. Rader, Organist 64 Years Edward T. Rader, a church organist for 64 years, died Thursday in Allentown Hospital. He was the husband of Bertha I. Barrell Rader. The couple, who resided in the Americus Hotel, Allentown, observed their 54th wedding anniversary last year. Born in Coplay, he was a son of the late William and Mabel Zellner Rader. Mr. Rader worked in the medical records department at Allentown Hospital for 20 years before retiring in 1975. His first position as an organist was Zion Lutheran Church, Northampton, where he served for 35 years. He later served at Emmanuel United Church of Christ, the former Westminster Presbyterian Church, and Christ Reformed Church, all in Allentown. For many years, Mr. Rader gave piano lessons in his home and in the homes of his pupils. During the depression years, he conducted music classes in public schools three days a week. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Allentown. His wife is his only survivor.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Stephens Funeral Home, 1335-37 Linden St., Allentown. Burial will be in Coplay Cemetery. Call 12:30 p.m. Monday to time of services.

Morning Call

 

Allentown PA

Coplay Cemetery, Coplay, Lehigh Co., PA

Rader

Russell L

 

8/17/1901

11/19/1984

RUSSELL L. RADER Russell L. Rader, 83, of 111 Porter St., Nazareth, died Monday in the Leader Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Palmer Township. He was the husband of Arlene (Millheim) Rader. The couple observed their 58th wedding anniversary in July. He was employed by the former Penn-Dixie Cement Co., Nazareth, until retiring more than 15 years ago as an operator in the power house. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Nazareth. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Palmer and Alice (Griffith) Rader. Surviving with his widow are a daughter, Glennie Coombs of Easton; a brother William of Whitman, Ariz.; a sister, Glennie Volzo of Bull Shoals, Ark.; two grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the R.J. Bartholomew Funeral Home, 211 E. Center St., Nazareth. A calling hour will precede the services.

Morning Call, Page B08

11/20/1984

Allentown, PA

Greenwood Cemetery, Nazareth, Northampton Co., PA

Rader

Verna Sallyann

Schwoyer

2/23/1913

5/26/1987

Mrs. Verna S. (Rader) Schwoyer; 74; Lyons, Berks County; died Tuesday at home; wife of Clarence D. Schwoyer. Survivors: husband; sons, David, Pricetown, Berks County; Arlan, Lyons; daughters, Roselyn, wife of Roger Schollenberger, Lenhartsville R.1; Dorene, wife of Sterling Dehney, Lyons; Sallyann, wife of Randy Schlegel, Lyons; June Schwoyer, North Wales, Montgomery County; brother Raymond, Laureldale, Berks County; sister Marie, wife of Floyd Fretz, Reading R.4; 14 grandchildren.

Schofer Funeral Home, Topton.

Morning Call pg. B-14

5/27/1987

Allentown PA

 

Raesly

Elizabeth Esther

Mohn

1/11/1906

4/2/1995

In 1953 and 1960 Elizabeth E. (Raesly) Mohn was living in Bangor, PA. She lived on Broadway in Bangor and was an elementary school teacher for the Bangor School District at the Washington Township School for 34 years before retiring in 1971. She was a member of St. John's Evangelical and Reformed UCC in Bangor. She was a life member of Shutanka Chapter 202, Order of Eastern Star of Pen Argyl and a former member of the Bangor Business and Professional Women's Club of Bangor. She was a 1923 graduate of Bangor High School and 1925 graduate of the former East Stroudsburg State Normal School.

The Express-Times, pg. B-6

4/4/1995

Easton, PA

St. John's Cemetery, Bangor, PA

Raesly

John Smith

 

08/07/1875

4/1/1960

John S. Raesly lived at Mount Bethel and at Stroudsburg, PA. Around 1955 he moved to St. Petersburg, Florida. He was a mail carrier in Mount Bethel and an employee of the post office. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Stroudsburg; Barger Lodge 325, F & AM, Monroe Royal Arch Chapter 281 and Samuel S. Yohe, Knights Templar 81, all of Stroudsburg, and Irem Shrine Temple, Wilkes-Barre, PA.

Easton Express, pg. 24

4/2/1960

Easton, PA

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

Rahn

Clarence

 

1912

11/18/2009

Clarence Rahn, 97, of Topton, husband of the late Evelyn T. (Tyson) Rahn, passed away on Wednesday, Nov.18, 2009, at the Topton Lutheran Home, where he resided the last eight years. Born in Perkiomenville, he was the son of the late James S. Rahn Jr. and Katie (Yerger) Rahn. Clarence was a retired die caster from Doehler Jarvis in Pottstown. He and his wife were longtime owners and operators of Rahn's Nursery in Douglassville. Clarence was a life member of American Forestry Association. He was a member of the Valley Forge Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society where he served on counsel and judged flower shows, including the Philadelphia Flower Show. Clarence also served in the National Guard. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Douglassville and Grace Congregation of the Lutheran Home in Topton. He is survived by his niece, Barbara Rahn Stoudt of Boyertown, Linda Egolf of Oley, sister-in-law Eleanor Rahn of Pottstown, Esther Witner of Bethlehem, as well as several great nieces and nephews. Mr. Rahn is predeceased by his siblings, Howard Rahn, Claude Rahn, Helen Swoyer and Russel Rahn.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center Inc., 711 N. Franklin St., Pottstown. Family and friends will be welcome on Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Clarence's name to the Valley Forge Chapter of the Rhododendron Society, P.O. Box 715, Southeastern, PA 19399-0715.

Pottstown Mercury

12/7/2009

 

Highland Memorial Park, Pottstown, Montgomery Co., PA

Raub

Edwina M.

Sloyer

3/1/1927

5/18/2001

EDWINA M. SLOYER Edwina M. Sloyer, 74, of 830 Willow Road, Hellertown, died Friday, May 18, after being involved in an auto accident on Hamilton Street, Allentown. She was the wife of the late Carl B. Sloyer. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Maynard and Margaret (Williams) Raub. She was a Lutheran. She was a member of Southeastern Volunteer Fire Company auxiliary; the 14 Club and Mercantile Club, both in Emmaus, Hellertown Woman's Club, and was a past member of the Order of Eastern Star, Hellertown. Survivors: Daughters, Darleeine M. Green of New Smithville and Sandra Capuano of Bethlehem; three grandchildren.

Services: 2 p.m. Monday, Heintzelman Funeral Home, 326 Main St., Hellertown. Call 1-2 p.m. Monday. Contributions: American Cancer Society.

The Morning Call, Page: A18

5/20/2001

 

Union Cemetery; Hellertown, PA

Rauch

Clarence Eugene

 

6/25/1910

02/1995

Clarence E. Rauch; 84; Old Route 22, Breinigsville; died Friday, Kutztown Manor; husband of Arlene C. (Keinert) Rauch; married 36 years in October; sawyer, Fishers Saw Mill, Barto, 38 years before retiring; born Hereford; son of the late John & Stella (Albitz) Rauch; member of Huff's United Church of Christ, Alburtis. Survivors: wife; sons, Kenneth, Bowers; Clarence Jr., Topton; sister, Edna Millhouse, Macungie; stepsons, Larry Knauss, Breinigsville; Terry Knauss, Emmaus; stepdaughter, Phyllis Kline, Mertztown; 2 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 6 step-grandchildren.

Schmoyer Funeral Home, Breinigsville.

Morning Call pg,B-6

2/5/1995

Allentown, PA

 

Rauch

Clarence R.

 

1/23/1931

3/21/2002

Clarence R. Rauch; 71; formerly Topton; died March 21, Veterans Hospital, Lebanon; laborer, Caloric Corp., Topton, from 1960, retiring 1988; previously, worked, Carl M. Weber Steel Service Inc., Kutztown; born Longswamp Township; son of the late Clarence & Lillie M. (Hertzog) Rauch; member, St. Peter's United Church of Christ Church, Topton; Air Force veteran, Korean War. Survivor: Brother, Kenneth L., Bowers.

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

Morning Call pg. B-10

3/22/2002

Allentown, PA

Longswamp Union Cemetery, Mertztown

Rauenzahn

Albert F.

 

01/18/1858

4/28/1927

Albert F. Rauenzahn, aged 69 years, 3 months and 10 days, passed away suddenly at his residence on Haas street, Topton, on Thursday at 4 a.m. Death was due to apoplexy. He was the son of the late Adam Rauenzahn and wife Matilda, nee Shomp. He was a farmer for many years, but worked for the last seventeen years for John C. Cook. He was born and reared in Windsor township, Berks county. He is survived by his widow, Salena, nee Keim, and the following children: William and Edwin, of Topton; George, at home; Mrs. David Fegely, Mertztown; Mrs. Leroy Schlegel, Sallie and Ella, at home; Mrs. Roy Showalter, Mrs. Claude Oswald and Mrs. David Heiter, all of Topton. One brother, Llewellyn, of Reading, also survives.

The funeral will be held from his late residence on Haas street, Topton, on Tuesday, May 3, at 1.30 p.m., with all services at the house. Interment in Windsor Castle, Berks county, cemetery. Rev. William F. Bond will officiate.

Morning Call pg. 7

4/29/1927

Allentown PA

 

Rauenzahn

Lizzie M.

Heiter

09/02/1897

12/2/1985

Mrs. Lizzie M. Hieter; 88; formerly Topton; died Monday, Berks Heim, Bern Township, Berks County; widow of David A. Hieter; born Longswamp Township; daughter of the late Albert and Salena (Keim) Rauenzahn. Survivors: son Kermit, Macungie R.1; daughters, Beatrice, wife Welton Zentner, Topton; Marlene, wife of Robert Bieber, Emmaus; Patricia, wife of Homer Hilbert, Alburtis R.1; 7 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

Schofer Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Topton.

Morning Call B-6

12/3/1985

Allentown PA

 

Rauenzahn

Mary S.

Fegley

08/13/1881

5/8/1965

Mrs. Mary F. Fegely; 83; widow of David E. Fegely; died yesterday morning, Mertztown R. 1 home of son-in-law, James Fegely, with whom she lived the last five years; born Perry Township, Berks County; daughter of the late Albert F. and Salena R. (Keim) Rauenzahn; member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Mertztown. Survivors; two daughters, Mrs. Edna Fritch, Mertztown; Ella, wife of Warren Brintzenhoff, Topton; three sons, Henry and Carl, both Mertztown R. 1; Russell, Topton; 21 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; three brothers, William, Edwin, and George, all Topton; three sisters, Mrs. Cora Showalter and Mabel, wife of Claude Oswald, both Topton; Mrs. Lizzie Hieter, Emmaus; predeceased by two daughters, Mrs. Marie Fegely, died four weeks ago; Mrs. Margaret Pauley.

Schofer Funeral Home, Topton.

Call-Chronicle, pg. B-14

5/8/1965

Allentown, PA

 

Ray

N G

Brobst

1938

11/4/2007

 Mr. N G Ray, 70, of Hamburg, died Sunday November 4, 2007 at the Ashley County Medical Center in Crosset. A native of Ashely County, a resident in the Milo community outside Hamburg for many years and for 30 years a resident of Shreveport, La., he was a Kirby vacuum cleaner representative for many years and a member of the Egypt Missionary Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Venita Christian Ray of Hamburg, three sons, George Wayne Ray of Houston, Tex., Randy Etheridge of Dallas, Tx., and Charles Brobst of Kansas City, Mo., five daughters, Cheryl Todd of Rochester, Mi., Marcella Beltzer of Boiling Springs, SC, Diane Morris of Brookfield, Mo, Jeanette Teter of Parkville, Mo, and Debra Wessing of Des Moines, Iowa, a sister Evelyn Etheridge of Bastrop, La, 16 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Pearl Jordan Ray, a brother Walter Ray Jr., and four sisters, Lucille Nobel, Merle Howell, Maritel Doss, and Bellie Teja.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Thursday, November 8 at the Egypt Missionary Baptist Church with Revs Roy Craig and Buddy Boykin officiating. Burial will be in the Egypt Cemetery. Pallbearers are Eddie Corder, Jimmy Craig, Julian Estelle, Tony Craig, Sam Knight, and Hurley Berry.

Ashley County Register

7/7/2007

 

Egypt Cemetery

Reagle

John Oswald

 

04/24/1875

2/8/1976

Rev. John O. Reagle was pastor emeritus of Trinity UCC, Stone Church. He was graduated from Portland High School. As early as age 12, "Rev. John" as he was affectionately known to many, said he considered the Christian ministry as his vocation. He was graduated from Ursinus College in 1897 and from Ursinus School of Theology in 1900. After graduation from the theological school he was called to the Bethany Tabernacle Church, Philadelphia, where he was ordained 29 June 1900. From there he went to Grace Church, Shippensburg, and to Grace Church, Akron, Ohio, in 1908. In 1922 he was called to serve Trinity UCC, the parish of his childhood, where he was baptized, attended Sunday school and was confirmed. Except for three years which he spent as pastor Trinity Church, Tiffin, Ohio, the rest of his active ministry was given to the Mount Bethel charge, consisting of Christ Church, Stone Church; St. Mark's Church, Flicksville; Mt. Zion Church, Martins Creek, and Bethany Church, Johnsonville. He retired in 1954 but spent another 10 years in active preaching as a supply pastor in eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey. He received many honors and recognition from the church and community organizations, including the Golden Deeds award from the Bangor Exchange Club, in 1968. In March 1974 a new addition to the Trinity church, the J. O. Reagle Annex, was dedicated in his honor. He spent one year at the Yale Divinity School, New Haven, Conn. As a comparatively young man, he was granted the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity by Heidelberg College, Tiffin, Ohio. In his early years he wrote many articles on Christian education and a series of Sunday school lessons for the quarterly published by the Department of Christian Education of the Reformed Church. Dr. Reagle enjoyed fishing and hunting until the mid 60s, never missing the first day of the season. He planted and harvested apple and other trees. He was an avid beekeeper, at one time having more than 40 hives. He was an honorary member of the Richmond Lions Club. He had no children, his nearest relatives being two nephews.

The Express, pg. 24

2/9/1976

Easton, PA

Centerville Cemetery, Stone Church, Upper Mount Bethel Township, PA

Reccek

Richard P.

 

9/30/1941

7/29/1996

RICHARD P. RECCEK Abstract (Article Summary) Richard P. Reccek, 54, of 3823 Mockingbird Hill Road, Bethlehem, died Monday, July 29, in St. Luke's Hospital. He was the husband of Jean A. (Schoenenberger) Reccek. They were married 30 years in March. Full Text (120 words) Copyright Morning Call Jul 30, 1996 Richard P. Reccek, 54, of 3823 Mockingbird Hill Road, Bethlehem, died Monday, July 29, in St. Luke's Hospital. He was the husband of Jean A. (Schoenenberger) Reccek. They were married 30 years in March. He was a truck driver for Valley Excavating, Hellertown, for the past two years. Before that he worked for Shawnee Redi-Mix, Plymouth, Luzerne County, for five years. Survivors: Wife; sons, Richard P. Jr. of Allentown, and Robert A. and William J., both of Hellertown; brother Anthony of Hellertown; sisters, Dolores, wife of Lester Kilpatrick of Coopersburg, Mary, wife of Donald Davis of Freemansburg, and Elizabeth of Williams Township, and four grandchildren.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Heintzelman Funeral Home, 326 Main St., Hellertown. Call 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday.

Morning Call pg. A-8

7/30/1996

Allentown PA

 

Reeber

Mary E.

Yorgey

01/06/1894

1/8/1976

Services were held Monday for Mrs. Mary E. (Reber) Yorgey, 82, wife of Timothy G. Yorgey, Gristmill Road, Boyertown, RD 2, who died January 8. Surviving with her widower is one son, Noryal B., Boyertown RD 2; one brother, John, Virginia; two sisters, Evelyn, wife of Homer Stoltzfus, Park of the Palms, FL; Mrs. Ruth Yorgey, Boca-Raton, FL; and three grandchildren.

Boyertown Times

1/15/1976

 

Union Cemetery, Canon Hill, Boyertown, PA

Reese

Isabella G.

Long

02/26/1891

5/7/1977

Mrs. Isabella G. Long; 86; Alburtis R. 1; dead on arrival Saturday, Allentown & Sacred Heart Hospital Center; wife of Howard W. Long; born Lehigh County; daughter of the late Charles & Cloraine (Christman) Reese; member, Longswamp United Church of Christ. Survivors: husband; sons, Lloyd W., Richmond, Va.; Howard C., Carlisle; Warren E., Emmaus; Emory J., Emmaus; daughter, Miriam, wife of Jack Ferlino, Wescosville R. 1; sister, Mrs. Blanche Beltz, Allentown; 13 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.

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

Call-Chronicle pg.D-8

5/8/1977

Allentown, PA

 

Rehm

Harold A. S.

 

1/24/1914

11/29/1980

Harold A. Rehm, Sr.; 66; 39 S. 10th St., Allentown; died Saturday at home; husband of Frances (Dankel) Rehm; worked in maintenance department, Central Railroad of New Jersey, 35 years, retiring 1973; born Macungie; son of the late Samuel & Annie (Winkler) Rehm; past financial secretary, Liberty Fire Co. No. 5, Allentown. Survivors: widow; daughter Shirley, wife of Leonard Paul, Catasauqua; son, Harold A. Jr., Emmaus; sisters, Pauline, wife of Charles Freed, Spinnerstown; Margaret, wife of Charles Roeder, East Greenville; Evelyn, wife of Roy Himmelberger, Tucson, Ariz.; Jean, wife of Kenneth Layton, Allentown; brother Harvey, Allentown; 7 grandchildren.

J. S. Burkholder Funeral Home, 16th & Hamilton streets, Allentown.

Call-Chronicle pg. D-10

11/30/1980,

Allentown, PA

Woodlawn Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh co, PA

Rehrig

Carrie Mae

Leibensperger

8/27/1911

9/21/1999

Carrie Mae (Rehrig) Leibensperger; 88; formerly Bowers; died Tuesday Sept. 21, Lutheran Home, Topton; wife of the late Irwin M. Leibensperger; born in Ashfield, Carbon County; daughter of the late Kathryn (Rehrig) Bartholomew; foster daughter of the late Amandus and Katie Ziegler; member, New Life Lutheran Church, New Tripoli. Survivors: Daughters, Mrs. LaRue Peiffer, Bethlehem; Alice, wife of Ralph Pennepacker, Kutztown; Nancy, wife of George Schlegel, New Tripoli; sister, Mrs. Helen Kissinger, Reading; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; predeceased by sons, Daniel, Marlin, daughter Diane.

Keller Funeral Home, 6776 Madison St., New Tripoli.

Morning Call pg. B-9

9/23/1999

Allentown, PA

 

Reichard

Calvin L.

 

4/23/1915

2/9/1995

CALVIN L. REICHARD SR. Calvin L. Reichard Sr., 79, of Main Street, Hellertown, died Thursday in his home. He was the husband of the late Mary L. (Roseman) Reichard. He was an electrical repairman for the Saucon maintenance division of Bethlehem Steel Corp. Born in Springtown, he was a son of the late Lloyd and Catherine (Shimer) Reichard. He was a 32nd degree Mason, Hellertown Lodge 563. Survivors: Sons, Calvin of Hellertown and Leland of Bethlehem R.5; brothers, Elmer of Hellertown and Martin of Springtown; sister, Mary, wife of Erwin Palmer of Bethlehem; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Falk Funeral Home, 1418 Main St., Hellertown. Call 10-11 a.m. Monday.

Morning Call pg.B-32

2/11/1995

Allentown PA

Union Cemetery; Hellertown, PA

Reichard

Elmer Chester

 

3/19/1908

1/6/1997

ELMER C. REICHARD Abstract (Document Summary) Elmer C. Reichard, 88, of 1035 Easton Road, Hellertown, died Monday, Jan. 6, in St. Luke's Hospital. He was the husband of the late Grace I. (Laubach) Reichard. Full Text (173 words) Copyright Morning Call Jan 7, 1997 Elmer C. Reichard, 88, of 1035 Easton Road, Hellertown, died Monday, Jan. 6, in St. Luke's Hospital. He was the husband of the late Grace I. (Laubach) Reichard. He worked in the 42-inch rolling mill of Bethlehem Steel Corp. for many years until retiring. Born in Springtown, he was a son of the late Lloyd L. and Katie (Shimer) Reichard. He was a member of Lower Saucon United Church of Christ, Hellertown. Survivors: Sons, Rodney E. of Hellertown, Harry L. of Frederick, Md., and Dennis B. of Ellicott City, Md.; daughters, Joan R. Shook, Judith A. Staats and Karen I., wife of Marvin B. Ruch Jr., all of Hellertown, Fay K., wife of Leland F. Fetzer of Springtown, and Linda, wife of Robert O. Buck of Bethlehem; brother Martin of Springtown; sister, Mary Palmer of Bethlehem, 23 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a daughter, Marilyn Diefenderfer.

Services: 1 p.m. Thursday in the church. Call noon to 1 p.m. Thursday in church. Arrangements, Heintzelman Funeral Home, Hellertown. Contributions: To the church

Morning Call pg. B-6

1/7/1997

Allentown PA.

Union Cemetery, Hellertown, PA

Reichard

Martin Luther

 

5/3/1923

2/2/2008

Martin L. Reichard Martin L. Reichard, 84, of Springfield Township, died Feb. 2, 2008, in his home. He was last employed by John Fischel Contractor, Hellertown, as a heavy equipment operator. Born on May 3, 1923, in Springfield Township, he was a son of the late Lloyd and Katie (Shimer) Reichard. He enjoyed gardening. Survivors: Wife of 55 years, the former Ruth Kressler; daughter, Sylvia Grieger and her husband Ed of Williams Township; grandson, Jeff Grieger and his wife Connie. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Albert, Elmer and Calvin, and a sister, Mary Palmer.

Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Robert W. Snyder Funeral Home, 327 Easton Rd., Riegelsville.
Interment, Springtown Cemetery. Friends may call 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday or after 10:30 a.m. Thursday, both at the funeral home. Contributions: May be made to Upper Bucks EMS, P.O. Box 105, Revere, PA 18953.

Morning Call pg. B-7

2/4/2008

Allentown PA.

Springtown Cemetery; Springtown, PA

Reichard

Mary S.

Palmer

10/23/1911

7/19/2005

[Mary S. Palmer]. (Reichard) Palmer, age 93, of Bethlehem, passed away Tuesday, July 19, 2005 in her home. She was the wife of Erwin M. Palmer, who died in 1997. Born in Springtown, she was the daughter of Lloyd L. and Katie I. (Shimer) Reichard. She was a member of the former Olivat Evangelical Church, Bethlehem.

 

 

 

Memorial Park; Bethlehem, PA

Reichart

Laura M.

Delong

03/16/1881

6/14/1964

Mrs. Laura M. (Reichert) DeLong; 83; 116 E. Smith St., Topton; died yesterday at home; born Longswamp Township; daughter of the late Aaron & Elizabeth (Walp) Reichert; member, Christ (DeLong's) United Church of Christ, Bowers. Survivors: sons, Wilbur, Kutztown R. 2; Kenneth, Brandon, Fla.; Warren, Macungie; daughters, Mrs. Curtis Reisiner, at home; Mrs. Percy Hertzog, at home; 9 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchild.

Schofer Funeral Home, Topton.

Morning Call pg 10

6/15/1964

Allentown, PA

 

Reifinger

Katie L. J.

Heater

1882

1/19/1964

Mrs. Katie L. J. Heater; 81; 442 Franklin St., Alburtis; died yesterday at home; widow of William Heater; born Longswamp Township; daughter of the late Daniel & Mary (Oswald) Reifinger; member, Longswamp United Church of Christ. Survivors: son, Charles D., with whom she lived; daughters, Mrs. Ella R. Schmoyer, Alburtis; Lena, wife of Paul O. O'Brien, Alburtis; brothers, Oscar Reifinger, Macungie R. 1; Richard Reifinger, Macungie; Ruel Reifinger, Allentown; sisters, Mrs. Mary Miller, Allentown; Mrs. Hettie Dieter, Allentown; stepsister, Mrs. Charles Danko, Allentown, 15 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren.

Schmoyer Funeral Home, Breinigsville.

Morning Call pg. 10

1/20/1964

Allentown, PA

 

Reimert

Irvin W.

 

4/14/1905

4/28/1996

Irvin M. Reimert; 91; 836 Walnut St., Emmaus; died Sunday, Leader Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Salisbury Township; husband of the late Edna C. (Stoudt) Reimert; maintenance man, Rodale Manufacturing, Emmaus, until retiring; previously, security guard, Mack Trucks Inc., Allentown, weaver, various silk mills, Emmaus; born Emmaus; son of the late Wilson A. & Fannie S. (Hieter) Reimert; member, former financial secretary, council member, usher, St. John's Lutheran Church, Emmaus. Survivors: son, Franklin W., with whom he lived; sister, Luella Stephen, South Whitehall Township.

Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Emmaus.

Morning Call pg. B 8

4/29/1996

Allentown PA

 

Reinert

Alfred F.

 

09/12/1860

9/21/1938

Alfred F. Reinert died at 4 a.m. Wednesday at his home in Maple Grove, Alburtis R. 1. He was 78 years of age. Born in Shamrock, Berks county, he was the son of Thomas and Julie (Fretz) Reinert. Mr. Reinert in his earlier years had been employed in several ore beds in this section. Later he was a contract miner in the underground ore pits near Haafsville. In later years he conducted a farm, from which he retired about two years ago because of failing health. He was a member of the Lutheran congregation, Longswamp church. Survivors include his wife, Sarah (Stauffer) Reinert; four sons, Herbert, Emmaus; Harvey, Alburtis R. 1; John and Fred, both at home; three daughters, Mrs. Charles Ritter, Macungie R. 1; Mrs. Lulu Snyder, this city; Mrs. William Stufflet, Fogelsville; 34 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Oswin Reinert, Alburtis; George Reinert of Guthsville; one sister, Mrs. Edwin Shiffert, this city.

Funeral services will be held from his late home Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. with continued services in Longswamp church. Burial in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing Monday 7-9 p.m. Rev. William Bond will officiate.

Morning Call pg.7

9/22/1938

Allentown Pa

 

Reinert

Anna Maria

Eck

02/26/1859

10/13/1937

Anna Maria (Reinert), widow of Benneville Eck, died at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Romig, at Shamrock, aged 78 years. She was a native of Longswamp township and was a member of the Reformed congregation of Longswamp church. Her husband died four years ago. Surviving are these children: Eugene, Richland; John, Luther and Mahlon, Allentown; Mrs. Charles Weaknecht and Mrs. Charles Reifsnyder, Topton; Harry and James Eck, and Mrs. Harry Romig, Shamrock; 21 grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Lydia Fretz, Alburtis R.D.

Funeral Saturday at 1:30 from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Romig, Shamrock. Further services in Longswamp church, the Rev. Donald Englert officiating.

Morning Call pg. 7

10/14/1937

Allentown PA.

Longswamp Cemetery, Longswamp, PA

Reinert

Ella M.

Butz

07/08/1898

7/14/1971

Mrs. Ella M. Butz; 73; wife of Harry S. Butz, East Texas; died Wednesday, Osteopathic Hospital, Allentown; born Alburtis; daughter of the late William & Josephine (Jacobs) Reinert; member, Salem United Methodist Church, East Texas. Survivors: husband; stepson, Russell, East Texas; 8 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren.

Schmoyer Funeral Home, Breinigsville.

Morning Call pg 57

7/15/1971

Allentown PA

 

Reinert

Hester B.

Trexler

7/9/1903

1/7/1988

Mrs. Hester B. Trexler; 84; 119 E. Main St., Fleetwood; died Thursday, Community General Hospital, Reading; widow of John C. Trexler; elementary school teacher, various area districts; last taught, Alburtis School, retiring after 35 years; born Longswamp Township, Berks County; daughter of the late Oscar and Agnes (Stamm) Reinert; member, St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Fleetwood. Survivors: nieces.

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

Morning Call, page B30

1/9/1988

Allentown, PA

 

Reinert

Lydia

Fritch

01/21/1846

4/27/1933

Lydia, nee Reinert, widow of James Fritch, died of heart disease at 3 o'clock yesterday morning, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George S. Helbert, Route 1, Mertztown, aged 87 years, 3 months and 6 days. She was a native of District township, a daughter of the late John and Rebecca Johnson Reinert, and was a member of the Lutheran congregation of Huff's church. Her husband died seven years ago. There survive these children: Mrs. Alfred W. Dankel, Topton; Mrs. George S. Helbert, Route 1, Mertztown, and victor Fritch, Route 2, Mertztown; 13 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. John Romig, Cressona, and Mrs. Frank Wieand, Boyertown.

Funeral Monday at 1.30 p.m., standard time, from the home of a daughter, Mrs. Alfred W. Dankel, Home avenue, Topton. Further services in Huff's church, Rev. William F. Bond officiating. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. Friends may call Sunday night from 7 to 9 o'clock.

Morning Call pg.7

4/28/1933

Allentown PA

 

Reinert

Oscar

 

09/16/1870

1/1/1951

Oscar Reinert, 49 E. Penn Ave., Alburtis, died early yesterday morning at his home after a short illness. He was 80 years old. Born in Longswamp township, he was a son of the late Thomas and Caroline (Fretz) Reinert. He was a member of St. Paul's Reformed church, Mertztown. Prior to retirement he was employed as a section hand of the Reading Railroad Co. His wife, the former Agnes Stamm, died four years ago. Surviving are one daughter, Hester B., wife of John C. Trexler, at home; one son, Russell C. Reinert, Cranford, N.J.; two granddaughters, and one sister, Mrs. Edwin Schiffert, Allentown.

Morning Call pg 7

1/2/1951

Allentown PA

 

Reinert

Paul Bender

 

5/3/1900

6/28/1994

Paul B. "Landy" Reinert, 94, formerly of 433 Franklin St., West Reading, died Tuesday at 3 A.M. in the Leader Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Spring Township, where he had resided since November 1990. His wife, Eva R. (Hiester) Reinert, died Nov. 19, 1987 Born in West Reading, he was a son of the late John and Cora (Bender) Reinert. Reinert was employed as a machinist by the Reading Pretzel Factory, retiring in 1975. He was also employed as a paid driver by the West Reading Fire Company from 1960 to 1972. He was a past trustee and life member of the West Reading Fire Company. Surviving are six sons: Paul H., Whitfield; Robert W., Sinking Spring R.D. 5; Harold C., West Reading; John I., Soudersburg, Lancaster County; Richard J., Lemon Grove, Calif.; and Allen L., Temple. There are also 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was predeceased by a son, William E. Reinert.

Services will be Friday at 10:30 A.M. in Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home Inc., West Reading. Burial will be in Hain's Church Cemetery, Wernersville.

 

 

 

Hain's Church, Wernersville, PA

Reinert

Sarah C.

Funk

6/17/1918

2/21/1973

Mrs. Sarah C. Funk; 54; Mertztown R. 1; died Wednesday at home; widow of Herman P. Funk; born Longswamp Township; daughter of the late Walter P. and Victoria S. (Jacobs) Reinert. Survivors: daughters, Joyce, wife of Lee R. Moyer, Mertztown R. 1; Mae, wife of Richard Hertzog, Topton; sisters, Mrs. Carrie M. Moll; Elda, wife of Henry Derr, both Mertztown R. 1; Maude M. Reinert, Alburtis R. 1; brothers, Luther P., Alburtis R. 1; Warren E., Lyons; 8 grandchildren.

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

Morning Call pg 38

2/22/1973

Allentown Pa

 

Reinert

Walter P.

 

11/07/1882

2/20/1935

Injuries suffered when struck by an auto Sunday night caused the death of Walter P. Reinert, Alburtis R. 1, late yesterday afternoon in the Allentown hospital. He was 52 years, 3 months and 23 days of age. Mr. Reinert was struck by a machine driven by Paul F. Baker, of 23 South Cherry street, Emaus, at Maple Grove, near Topton, which is not far from his residence. He suffered head and rib injuries and had been in a critical condition from the time of the accident. Dr. Alexander M. Peters, Lehigh county coroner, viewed the body and then turned it over to Coroner Glick of Berks county. Undertaker Clinton Schmoyer, of Breinigsville, was authorized to remove the remains. Mr. Reinert was a son of Alfred and Sarah, nee Stauffer, Reinert, and was born in Berks county, being born there on November 7, 1882. He is survived by his widow, Victoria, nee Jacobs; by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Reinert, Alburtis, R. 1; three sons, Solon, Luther and Warren, at home; five daughters, Maude, at home; Mrs. John Noll, Alburtis, R. 1; Mrs. Howard Lafaw, Bethlehem; Mrs. Henry Derr, Alburtis R. 1, and Mrs. Herman Funk, Breinigsville R. 1. Four brothers, Herbert, Emaus; Fred, Harvey and John, all of Alburtis R. 1, and three sisters, Mrs. Charles Ritter, Macungie R. 1; Mrs. Cleveland Snyder, Allentown, and Mrs. William Stufflet, Fogelsville, and six grandchildren also survive.

Short funeral services for members of the family will be held from the home of his parents at Maple Grove, Alburtis R. 1 on Tuesday at 1.30 p.m. Continued services in Longswamp church, of which he was a member of the Lutheran wing. Interment will be made in the adjoining cemetery.

Morning Call pg 57

2/21/1935

Allentown Pa

 

Reinert

William W

 

04/06/1873

4/30/1926

William W. Reinert, a member of the Topton borough council and father of William H. Reinert, principal of the Livingston school in this city, died of complications at 4 o'clock Friday afternoon at his home in Topton, aged 53 years and 25 days. Mr. Reinert had been in ill health for the last four months. Mr. Reinert was born in Berks county, a son of the late Benneville and Catherine (Wean) Reinert. He was employed at the Topton Foundry for the past sixteen years. A member of the Reformed wing of the Longswamp church, he served in the church council for a period of four years. At the time of his last illness, he was serving his second term in Topton borough council. There survive his widow, Josephine (Jacobs) Reinert; a daughter, Ella, at home, and a son, William H. Reinert, of this city. One brother and a sister, Milton Reinert and Mrs. George Schmoyer, of near Alburtis, also survive.

Funeral services will be held at his late home in Topton on Tuesday afternoon at 1.30, with further services in the Longswamp church and interment in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. William L. Meckstroth will officiate.

Morning Call pg,5

5/1/1926

Allentown PA

 

Reinford

Ella

Keller

03/13/1891

11/16/1986

Keller, Ella Reinford, daughter of Reuben and Susan (Stauffer) Reinford, was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Mar. 13, 1891; died at Souderton Mennonite Homes, Souderton, Pa., Nov. 16, 1986; aged 95 y. She was married to Milton F. Keller, who died in June 1963. Surviving are one stepdaughter (Ada Hunsberger), 3 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. She was a member of Souderton Mennonite Church.

Funeral services were held at Souderton Mennonite Homes chapel on Nov. 20, in charge of Curtis D. Godshall and Gerald A. Clemmer; interment in Souderton Mennonite Cemetery.

Gospel Herald - Volume 79, Number 50 - page 866

12/16/1986

 

Souderton Mennonite Cemetery, Souderton, Montgomery County, PA

Reinford

Frank Frederick

 

06/23/1894

 

Reinford, Frank, son of Henry and Ida (Frederick) Reinford was born at Skippack Twp., Pa., June 23, 1894; died at Harleysville, Pa., Oct. 19, 1979; aged 85 y. On Jan. 16, 1916, he was married to Bertha Landes, who died on May 11, 1973. Surviving are 4 sons (Wilmer, Paul, John, and Donald ), 7 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 sons Elmer and Frank. He was a member of Upper Skippack Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Oct. 23, in charge of Charles A. Ness and Harry Keppley; interment in Upper Skippack Mennonite Cemetery.

Gospel Herald

 

 

Upper Skippack Mennonite Cemetery

Reinhart

Emma

Reichwein

02/25/1858

7/7/1933

Died At Her Home In New Ringgold Funeral On Tuesday Mrs. Emma R. Reichwein, aged 75, of New Ringgold, died at her home on Friday evening. She was a member of Christ Union Church, McKeansburg, and is survived by two daughters, Kate, wife of William Schock, of New Ringgold, and Sally, wife of Arthur Heisler, of Lewistown.

The funeral will take place on Tuesday morning, and Undertaker Greenawald will be in charge.

 

 

 

Christ Union Church Cemetery, McKeansburg, PA

Reiss

Peter

 

06/13/1866

3/13/1906

Peter M. Reiss died on Tuesday evening at his home in Leithsville of a complication of diseases. He was 39 years and 8 months old. His wife preceded him to the grave eight years ago. He is survived by three daughters and a son, at home. His father and two brothers, Titus and Isaac, both of Lower Saucon, also survive.

The funeral will be held on Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock.

Services will be held at Apple's Church and interment made in New Jerusalem Cemetery

Newspaper

3/15/1906

 

Apple’s Church Cemetery, PA

Reiss

Robert

 

07/03/1845

5/10/1932

Robert Reiss, one of the three surviving Civil War veterans of Hellertown, died at 10 o'clock this morning at his late home, 818 North Main Street, that town, of a complication of diseases due to advanced age. He would have been 87 years old in July, and was born in Lower Saucon Township, July 30, 1845, a son of the late Owen and Marie (Nagle) Reiss. He is survived by his wife and one son, Alvin Reese, of Hellertown; one stepdaughters, Mrs. Harry Rufe, of Durham and one adopted daughter, Miss Nettie Frey. The deceased enlisted in the civil War Oct 19, 1862, at Harrisburg, as a private in Company C., 153rd Regiment, volunteer Infantry, and participated in the battles of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg and was honorably discharge on July 24, 1863. He was one of the three surviving members of the Hellertown Post, G. A. R.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.

 

5/10/1932

 

 

Reiss

Titus M.

 

10/08/1868

09/1939

Titus M. Reiss died at 3:15 p.m. Thursday at his home in Center Valley after an illness of four months. He was 69 years of age. Born October 8, 1858, in Lower Saucon Township, Northampton County, he was the son of the late William and Mary (Miller) Reiss. He moved to eight years ago, to Center Valley. Previously he had farmed in Friedensville and had conducted a milk route in Bethlehem. He was a member of the Reformed faith. Survivors include his wife, Anna S. Reiss; a daughter, Edna M., wife of William T. Headman, Center Valley; a son, H. W. Reiss, Coopersburg; 10 grandchildren, a brother, Isaac Reiss, Readington. A brother, Peter and a step-sister, Amanda Seip, preceded him in death.

The funeral will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the late home. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Hellertown.

Newspaper

9/30/1938

 

Union Cemetery of Hellertown, Northampton Co., PA

Reiss

William Henry

 

01/29/1836

10/9/1914

William Reiss, died on Saturday from a complication of disease in the Northampton County Home. He was 78 years, 8 months and 10 days old, having been born in Lower Saucon Township on Jan. 29, 1836, a son of the late Peter and Julia Reiss. He leaves two sons, Titus M. of Friedensville and Isaac, near Old Williams township Church, and one daughter, Mrs. John Seip of Brodhead's.

Undertaker P. A. Bergstresser removed the remains to the home of his son Isaac, whence, the funeral will occur tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, with services in Lower Saucon Church. Interment will be made in cemetery adjoining.

Newspaper

10/12/1914

 

Lower Saucon Church, Lower Saucon Township, PA

Reiter

George W. L.

 

06/23/1860

10/20/1939

George W. L. Reiter was born June 23, 1860; died Oct. 20, 1939 aged 70 y. 4 m. 3 d. He possessed a humble and unassuming disposition, was a faithful member of Boyertown, Pa., Mennonite congregation. For a number of months he was in feeble health and according to the doctor's statement simply wore out in body and passed peacefully away. He is survived by 3 sons, 4 daughters, 11 grandchildren, 1 brother, and 1 sister.

Funeral services from residence of his son-in-law, Bro. Nelson Yoder (with whom he made his home since his wife passed away) in charge of Brethren J. S. Kriebel and E. W. Kulp. Text, Job 14:14. Interment in Fairview Cemetery.

 

 

 

Fairview Cemetery, Boyertown

Reiter

Jennie Victoria

Deihl

1884

10/19/1965

Mrs. Jennie V. Diehl, 81, widow of Clement S. Diehl, died yesterday at her home, 14 Penrose St., Quakertown. Born in Trumbauersville, she was the daughter of the late Joseph W. and Mary Ann Benner Reiter. She was a member of First United Church of Christ, Quakertown. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. George Hudock, of Allentown; Mrs. Jay Smith of Jacksonville, Fla., and Mrs. (Living), of Hellertown, and Five Grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2p.m. Friday at the Strunk Funeral Home, Quakertown. The Rev. Dr. Erlin H. Lutz will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Red Hill.

 

10/20/1965

 

St. Paul's Lutheran Ch Cemetery, Red Hill, Montgomery Co PA

Remaley

Audrey Ann

Cook

5/13/1938

9/10/2007

Audrey A. Cook; 69; Pond Road, Millsboro, Del., formerly Topton, Pa.; died September 10, 2007, at home; wife of Robert I. Cook; married 50 years last December 16; born May 13, 1938, Topton; daughter of the late Norman M. & Anna M. (Fisher) Remaley; 1956 graduate, Kutztown Area High School. Survivors: husband; daughter, Ann F. (Cook), wife of Timothy Wilson, New Cumberland, Pa.; sons, Russell D. Cook, Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Andrew J. Cook, Shadyside, Md.; Robert I. Cook, Drums, Pa.; sister, Barbara L. (Remaley), wife of Carl D. deTurk, Topton; brothers, Richard A. Remaley, South Mountain, Pa.; David B., husband of Shirley M. (Deisher) Remaley, Kutztown; 3 grandchildren.

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

Morning Call pg. B.8

9/11/2007

 Allentown, PA

 

Remaley

Norman M.

 

7/30/1915

 

Norman M. Remaley; 55; 629 N. 7th St., Allentown; died yesterday, Allentown Hospital; husband of Anna Mae (Fisher) Remaley, Topton; former tavern operator; born Ruchsville; son of the late Norman A. & Eva H. (Mickley) Remaley; Army veteran, World War II; member, Grace Gospel Chapel, Allentown. Survivors: widow; daughters, Audrey, wife of Robert Cook, Mechanicsburg, Lancaster County; Barbara, at home; sons, David, Kutztown; Richard, Topton; sisters, Bertha, Allentown; Hannah, wife of Wilbert N. J. Wieand, Allentown; 5 grandchildren.

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

Call-Chronicle pg.C-14

8/30/1970

Allentown Pa

 

Renner

Ellen Roselle

Crist

2/13/1919

4/21/2006

 Ellen R. Crist, 87, of Quakertown, died Friday, April 21, 2006 in Quakertown Center Genesis Health Care. She was the wife of the late Russell Crist. Born in Souderton, she was the daughter of the late Preston C. and Mamie Y. (Detweiler) Renner. She was a member of Springfield Church of the Brethren, Coopersburg. She enjoyed fishing, baking, and playing Bingo. Survivors: 7 children, 2 sisters, 32 grandchildren, 94 great-grandchildren, and 47 great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Shirley Vargo, a grandchild, and a great-great grandchild.

Morning Call

4/22/2006

Allentown Pa

 

Renner

Preston Cleveland

 

12/28/1886

2/8/1963

 Preston C. Renner, 76, died yesterday at the home of son-in-law & daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Crist, Allentown. Born in Moore Township, Northampton County Son of late Charles and Sarah (Moyer) Renner Survivors: Widow Mamie Y. (Detweiler) 2 sons- John H. of Applebachsville, Earl A. of Perkasie 4 daughters- Sarah E., wife of Arthur Stuber, Sellersville; Ellen, wife of Russell Crist, Sellersville; Mary, wife of William Frank, Souderton; and Lillian, wife of Howard Crist, Allentown. 26 grandchildren 18 great-grandchildren 1 sister, Mrs. Norman Rimbey, Santa Monica, CA 1 brother, George, Allentown

Morning Call

2/9/1963

Allentown PA

 

Renninger

Jacob Gilbert

 

09/12/1807

03/20/1885

Jacob H. Renninger, a well known farmer of Sassamansville, died on Saturday afternoon at the Norristown Asylum for the Insane. About one year ago Mr. Renninger's mind became deranged and he was removed to the Asylum shortly after . Deceased was about 62 years of age and has lived the greater portion of his life in Douglass township. He was supervisor in that township for six years. Mr. Renninger is survived by a widow and the following children: Katie, relict of Horace Smith, of Royersford; Jane, wife of Augustus Derr, of Congo; Diana, wife of Benneville Herb, of Sassamansville; Ella, wife of Mr. Custer, of Royersford; Irvin, John and Lizzie, of Sassamansville. The following brothers also survive: John and Henry, of Sassamansville. He is also survived by the following step-brothers and sisters: Abner Renninger, of Philadelphia; Lizzie, wife of Reuben Herb, of Philadelphia, and Mary, wife of Elmer Shanely, of New Berlinville.

The funeral was held on Thursday and was largely attended. Interment was made at Huber's Church cemetery. Rev. J.J. Kline officiated.

Town & Country

8/3/1901

Pennsburg, Montgomery co, PA

Huber's Ch Cemetery, Niantic

Replogle

Darleigh Bloom

 

8/14/1914

10/16/1999

Rev. Darleigh B. Replogle, 85, of 587 Locust Lane Messiah Village, Mechanicsburg, formerly of Lewistown, PA died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, at the village, following an extended illness. Born Aug. 14, 1914, in Woodbury, he was the son of the late David and Olive (Bloom) Replogle. His wife, Emilie (Kephart) Replogle, whom he married Sept. 26, 1943, in Blandburg, survives. Also surviving are: children, Dorcas Knutsen and Deborah Hollinger, both of Denver, Pa., Darlene Byler, Akron, Pa., Dwight B. Replogle, Elliottsburg, and David D. Replogle, Oxford; nine grandchildren; and 11 great -grandchildren. He retired after working 30 years as pastor of the Brethren in Christ Church, McVeytown, PA. He was also a member of Pleasant Valley Brethren in Christ Church, Elliotsburg.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Messiah Village Brethren in Christ Chapel, Mechanicsburg, PA with the Rev. C. Ronald Burgard and the Rev. Randy Tolley officiating. Interment will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Dry Hill Cemetery, Woodbury RR. Friends may call from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at the S. Gerald Weaver Funeral Home, Woodbury and from 9 a.m. until the time of the services Wednesday at the Messiah Village Chapel, Mechanicsburg.

 

 

 

Dry Hill Cemetery, Woodbury, Bedford, PA

Reppert

Clinton H

 

08/24/1892

1/5/1969

Clinton H. Reppert; 76; formerly Topton area; died yesterday, Caum Memorial Home, Reading; employed, maintenance department, Caloric Corp., Topton, retiring 1956; born District Township, Berks County; son of the late Penrose & Lizzie (Minner) Reppert; husband of the late M. Helena (Dankel) Reppert, who died many years ago; member, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Mertztown; Army veteran, World War I. Survivors: son, Harley, Mertztown R. 1; sister Clara, wife of Harvey Shoemaker, Alburtis; grandchild.

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

Morning Call pg. 11

1/6/1969

Allentown PA

 

Reppert

Harley Allen

 

7/18/1925

2/16/1993

Harley A. Reppert; 67; 130 E. Weis St., Topton; died Tuesday, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township; husband of Arlene M. (Fritch) Reppert; married 39 years last April; assembler, Pinnacle Manufacturing Co., Fleetwood, 18 years, retiring 1988; prior to that, laborer, Electro Chemical Co., Emmaus, over 15 years; born Longswamp Township; son of the late Clinton and Helena (Dankel) Reppert; member, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Mertztown. Survivors: Wife; son, David A., Mertztown R.2; two granddaughters.

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

Morning Call, page B12

2/17/1993

Allentown, PA

 

Repsher

Arthur F.

 

1899

11/9/1971

In 1922, at the time of their marriage, Arthur Repsher and Ethel Kneebone were both living in Bangor, PA. In 1947 Arthur Repsher was living at Bangor RD 3, PA. In 1971 he lived at Roseto, near Bangor Junction. He was employed by the Lehigh Portland Cement Co., Sandt's Eddy, retiring around 1961. He was of the Protestant faith. Arthur died at the age of 72 years.

The Express, pg. 38

11/10/1971

Easton, PA

St. John's Cemetery, Bangor, PA

Ressmiller

Elizabeth Ann

Whitesell

10/22/1843

5/21/1921

Elizabeth Anna nee Ressmiller, widow of Alfred Whitsell, died on Monday at 3 p.m., at her home on Green Street, Bath, of pneumonia, at the age of 77 years, 4 months and 29 days. The deceased is survived by three sons and three daughters, Harry, Allentown; Elmer, at home; William; Mrs. Charles Fatzinger and Mrs. Charles Kreidler, of this city; Mrs. Sylvester Siegfried, Bath; three brothers and three sisters, Amandus Ressmiller, Bushkill Centre; Frank Ressmiller, Easton; Joseph Ressmiller, Quakertown; Mrs. Christian Cram, Nazareth; Mrs. Eliza Grandie, Nazareth; Mrs. Louise Rape, Bushkill Centre.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 2:45 p.m.

Moravian Historical Society

3/23/1921

 

Greenmount Cemetery, Bath, PA

Ressor

Samuel

 

12/15/1831

8/10/1913

Samuel G. Reesor was born in Markham Township, York County, Ontario, Dec. 15, 1831; died in the Cedar Grove Mennonite Church on Sunday, Aug. 10, 1913, in the 82nd year of his life. Deceased was in good health, for a man of his age, except that a few days before his death he was slightly indisposed. He united with the Mennonite Church in early life where he served for many years in the office of deacon. In his first marriage he was united to Elizabeth Hunsberger of Jordan. Ont. She died about 30 years ago. He was afterwards married to Mrs. Esther Naine, who survives him. On the morning of his death he with Sister Reesor came to the meeting "as their custom was" and in conversation with a few of the brethren before the meeting gave a very ringing testimony to his willingness to live or to die. It was arranged that he should open the meeting and Brother I. A. Wambold would preach. Brother Reesor announced and helped to sing Hymn No. 136, "That Heavenly Home," read a portion of Rom. 3 and led in prayer. After several petitions were uttered he continued on his knees and with the words, "O Lord, thou knowest how weak we are," on his lips, he sank to the floor and almost immediately expired. We thought we could hardly give him up but the Lord took him and it was such a beautiful way to go. For 20 years or more he has lived in Whitevale, Ontario, and during this time was faithful in the Master's work. He and his wife were always at their regular place of worship when possible and often at the other meeting houses also. He felt that the Lord had a work for him to do and he worked. He would frequently take a text and preach when there was no preacher present or when asked to do so.

The funeral was held at Cedar Grove on the 12th and was very largely attended. The service was conducted by L. J. Burkholder, assisted by __ Langford of Whitevale. Text, Job 5:26.

Gospel Herald

08/1913

 

Cedar Grove Cemetery, Cedar Grove, Markham Township, York County, Ontario, Canada

Rhoads

Barry J.

 

7/16/1946

5/7/1994

Barry J. Rhoads; 47; Mertztown R.1; died Saturday, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township; owned, operated, Barry's Barber Shop, from home, 12 years; also employed, 100 Roller Rink, Macungie, 15 years, last working 1988; born Allentown; son of Mae A. (Fritch) Rhoads of Mertztown R.2 and the late Robert R. Rhoads; member, Longswamp United Church of Christ, Mertztown; Eagle Scout, Boy Scout Troop 575, Longswamp, received God and Country Award. Survivors: Mother; brothers, Dale R., Alburtis; Kerry B., Mertztown; sisters, Janet F. Davidheiser, Mertztown; Carol M., wife of Bruce M. Schaeffer, Fleetwood.

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

Morning Call, page B6

5/8/1994

Allentown, PA

 

Rhoads

Dale Robert

 

4/22/1958

10/16/1998

Dale R. Rhoads; 40; 1406 State St., Mertztown; died Friday Oct. 16, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township; porter, Building Service Industries, Allentown, until 1990; also disc jockey, 100 Skating Rink, Macungie, over 10 years; born Longswamp Township; son of Mae A. (Fritch) Rhoads, with whom he resided, and the late Robert R. Rhoads; member, Longswamp United Church of Christ, Mertztown. Survivors: Mother; sister, Carol M., wife of Bruce M. Schaeffer, Fleetwood; brother, Kerry B., at home.

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

Morning Call, page B32

10/17/1998

Allentown, PA

 

Rhoads

Edgar L.

 

05/05/1890

9/10/1973

Edgar L. Rhoads; 83; Mertztown R. 2; dead on arrival Monday, Allentown Hospital, after being stricken at home; husband of the late Lizzie K. (Meck) Rhoads, who died in 1953; machinist, Caloric Corp., Topton, retiring 1953; born Fullerton; son of the late Hiram & Susan (Kohler) Rhoads; member, Longswamp United Church of Christ. Survivors: sons, Paul H., Mertztown R. 2; Robert R., Mertztown R. 2; Kermit E., Mertztown R. 1; daughter, Elsie I., wife of Franklin H. Wendling, Sr., Mertztown, R. 2; sister, Mrs. Clara Frey, Catasauqua; brother Robert, Catasauqua; 11 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren.

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

Morning Call pg 10

9/11/1973

Allentown PA

 

Rhoads

Janet F.

Davidheiser

5/15/1947

3/31/1997

Janet F. Davidheiser; 49; 1409 State St., Mertztown; died Monday March 31, Allentown Osteopathic Medical Center; worked, snack bar, Route 100 Roller Rink, Macungie, over 10 years; born Mertztown; daughter of Mae A. (Fritch) Rhoads, Mertztown and the late Robert R. Rhoads; member, Longswamp United Church of Christ, Mertztown. Survivors: Mother; son, Mark A., Schuylkill Haven; sister, Carol M., wife of Bruce M. Schaeffer, Fleetwood; brothers, Dale R., Kerry B., both Mertztown; two grandchildren.

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

Morning Call pg B-6

4/1/1997

Allentown PA

 

Rhoads

Kerry B.

 

11/26/1962

7/16/2002

Kerry B. Rhoads; 39; 1406 State St., Mertztown; died July 16 at home; disc jockey, several years, 100 Roller Rink, Macungie; born Allentown; son of the late Robert R. and Mae A. (Fritch) Rhoads; member, Longswamp United Church of Christ, Mertztown. Survivor: Sister, Carol M. Schaeffer, Fleetwood.

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

Morning Call, page B8

7/18/2002

Allentown, PA

 

Rhoads

Robert Ralph

 

6/6/1926

5/17/1987

Robert R. Rhoads; 60; Mertztown R.2; died Sunday, Lehigh Valley Hospital Center; husband of Mae A. (Fritch) Rhoads; owned/operated 100 Roller Rink, Macungie, past 13 years; before that, owned Rhoads Shoe Repair, 6 years; prior to that; employed, Air Products and Chemicals Inc., over 24 years, supervisor of testing, painting, carpentry, tool & maintenance departments before retiring; born Long Swamp Township; son of the late Edgar L. and Lizzie (Meck) Rhoads; member, Long Swamp United Church of Christ; deacon 1960s; Navy veteran, World War II. Survivors: widow; sons, Barry J., Mertztown R.1; Dale R., Alburtis R.1; Kerry B., at home; daughters, Janet F., wife of David Heiser, Mertztown; Carol M., wife of Bruce M. Schaeffer, Fleetwood; sister, Elsie I., wife of Jay A. Dreibelbis, Mertztown R.2; 2 grandsons.

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

Morning Call, page B-12

5/18/1987

Allentown, PA

 

Rhode

Glen Roy W.

 

8/20/1923

10/1/1992

GlenRoy W. Rhode; 69; Mertztown R.1; died Thursday at home; husband of Jean B. (Romig) Rhode; married 44 years in July; worked, maintenance department, Air Products and Chemicals Inc., Trexlertown, eight years, retiring 1985; before that, draftsman, Western Electric, Laureldale, Berks County, 14 years; born Longswamp Township; son of the late Paul I. and Mabel M. (Miller) Rhode; member, Longswamp United Church of Christ, Mertztown R.2. Survivors: Wife; sister, Althea O., wife of Joseph Burns, Whitehall Township.

Ludwick Funeral Home, Topton.

Morning Call, page B8

10/2/1992

Allentown, PA

 

Rhode

Harold C

 

12/05/1896

9/6/1961

Harold C. Rhode; 64; 53 Harris Ave., in Hewlett, N.Y. ; died Wednesday at home; born Topton; son of the late John W. & Katie (Keller) Rhode; graduate, Franklin & Marshall College, University of Pennsylvania; principal, public schools, Hewlett & Woodmere, N.Y.; member, Huguenot Lodge 377, F. & A.M., Kutztown. Survivors: widow, Florence A. (Smith) Rhode; brother, Roland S., Kutztown.

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

Morning Call pg. 44

9/7/1961

Allentown, PA

 

Rice

Anna G.

Yothers

10/13/1884

5/2/1967

Yothers, Annie G., daughter of the late Henry and Elizabeth (Gehman) Rice, was born in Bucks, Co., Pa., Oct. 13, 1884; died at the Belle Haven Convalescent and Nursing Home, Quakertown, May 2, 1967; aged 82 y. 6 m. 19 d. On Nov. 13, 1902, she was married to Abram K. Yothers, who survives. Also surviving are 11 children (Mamie--Mrs. Joseph Allebach, Bessie--Mrs. Arthur Landis, Henry, Anna Mae--Mrs. Norman Yoder, Isaac, Elsie--Mrs. Henry Moyer, Warren , Florence, Mrs. Clarence Hunsberger, Marian--Mrs. Oscar Wambold, Ruth--Mrs. Melvin Moyer, and Naomi--Mrs. Wm. Morton), one sister (Mrs. Hannah Atkinson), one brother (Henry G..), 65 grandchildren, and 50 great-grandchildren. One daughter (Irma) preceded her in death in 1950.

She was a member of the Blooming Glen Church, where funeral services were held May 7, with David F. Derstine, Jr., officiating.

Gospel Herald

 

 

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

Rice

Edward M.

 

02/24/1896

11/7/1969

Rice.- Edward M., son of Albert and Mary (Myers) Rice, was born at Pipersville, Pa., Feb. 24, 1896; died at Doylestown (Pa.) Hospital, of leukemia, Nov. 7, 1969; aged 73 y. 8 m. 14 d. On Jan. 15, 1921, he was married to Pearl Sames, who survives. Also surviving are 6 children (Owen S., Eleanor-Mrs. John Lear, Dorothy-Mrs. Wilson Leatherman, H. Franklin, Alma-Mrs. Walter Hackman, and Jay Linwood), 3 brothers (Noah, Mahlon, and Samuel), and one sister (Mary-Mrs. Raymond Trauger).

He was a member of the Groveland Church, where funeral services were held Nov. 11, with Omar Showalter and Joseph Gross officiating; interment in Mechanicsville Cemetery.

Gospel Herald

 

 

Mechanicsville Cemetery

Rice

Florence D.

Derstine

12/19/1911

7/26/2001

Derstine.- Florence D., 89, Souderton, Pa., died June 26. Spouse: Linford Derstine (deceased). Parents: Harvey and Lizzie Rice (deceased). Survivors: children Ferril, Louise Histand, Sonja Moyer; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral: July 31 at Souderton Mennonite Homes.

Mennonite, page 13, Vol. 4, No. 31.

8/21/2001

 

Souderton Mennonite Cemetery, Souderton, Montgomery County, PA

Rice

Harvey

 

12/09/1885

3/15/1963

Rice, Harvey M., son of Albert and Mary (Myers) Rice, was born in Bucks Co ., Pa., Dec. 9, 1885; died as the result of a car accident, at the Abington Hospital, March 15, 1963; aged 77 y. 3 m. 6 d. On April 28, 1906, he w as married to Lizzie Derstine, who died in 1948. Later he was married to Katie R. Rice, who also preceded him in death. Surviving are 9 children (Mrs. Mabel Detweiler, Mrs. Linford Derstine, Alfred, Elmer, Wilmer, Mrs. Francis Moyer, Mrs. Elmer Meyers, Mrs. Victor Shelly, and William), 27 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 4 brothers and 2 sisters (Noah, Edward, Mahlon, Samuel, Mrs. Harrison Meyers, and Mrs. Raymond Trauger). Two children preceded him in death.

He was a member of the Deep Run Church, where funeral services were held March 20, in charge of Wilson Overholt, Abram Yothers, and Erwin Nace.

Gospel Herald

 

 

Deep Run Mennonite Cemetery, Bedminster Township, Bucks County, PA

Rice

Harvey D.

 

10/18/1930

6/25/1948

Rice. -- Harvey D., son of Harvey M. and Lizzie (Derstine) Rice, was born Oct. 18, 1930; passed away at the Sellersville, Pa., Hospital, June 25, 1948; aged 17 y. 8 m. 7 d. Death resulted from injuries received in an accident which occurred when he was riding to work on a motor scooter. His mother followed him in death on Sept. 23. Surviving are his father, 4 brothers and 5 sisters (Mrs. Wilmer Detweiler, Perkasie, Pa.; Mrs. Linford Derstine, Souderton, Pa.; Alfred, Sellersville, Pa.; Elmer and Wilmer, Pipersville, Pa.; Mrs. Elmer Meyers, Blooming Glen, Pa.; Mrs. Francis Moyer and Mrs. Victor Shelly, Perkasie, Pa.; and William, Pipersville ). His death was a loud call to the community. He was the youngest member of the family and is greatly missed in the home.

Funeral services were held June 29, conducted at the home of Erwin Nace and at the Blooming Glen Church by Wilson Overholt and Abram Yothers. Text: Ps. 39:5. Burial was made in the Deep Run Cemetery.

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

1/18/1949

 

Deep Run Mennonite Cemetery, Bedminster Township, Bucks County, PA

Rice

Henry

 

05/13/1857

1/12/1936

Rice.-Henry, son of the late Owen and Annie (Moyer) Rice, was born at Deep Run, Pa., 78 years ago; died Jan. 12, 1936. He was one of the most respected and successful farmers of the Deep Run community all his life. He was married to Elizabeth Gahman, who died 6 years ago. Since the death of his wife he was ailing, especially in his mind, but was in bed only 2 weeks with complications and general debility. He is survived by 2 sons (Abram and Henry), both living on the home farm; also by 2 daughters (Mrs. Abraham Yothers of Blooming Glen and Mrs. Howard Atkinson of Dublin), 27 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and an older sister (Barbara Hunsberger), who was unable to attend the funeral. He was a member of the Deep Run Mennonite Church all his life.

Services conducted by Jonas Mininger, Abram Histand, Enos Wismer, and Abram Yothers. Interment in near-by cemetery.

Gospel Herald

 

 

Deep Run Mennonite Cemetery, Bucks Co

Rice

Mahlon M.

 

12/09/1898

9/7/1989

Rice.- Mahlon M., son of Albert and Mary (Myers) Rice, was born in Bedminster Twp., Pa., Dec. 9, 1898; died at Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Sept. 7, 1989; aged 90. On May 7, 1921, he was married to Maggie Erb, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Margaret Hinkle and Kathryn Rush), 5 sons (Norman E., Walter E., Albert B., Harold W., and Robert E.), 32 grandchildren, and 30 great-grandchildren.

He was a member of Deep Run Mennonite Church East, where funeral services were held on Sept. 11, in charge of John Ehst and Arnold Roth; interment in the church cemetery.

 

 

 

Deep Run Mennonite Cemetery

Rice

Noah M.

 

07/03/1888

1/23/1975

Rice, Noah M., son of Albert and Mary (Myers) Rice was born in Bedminster Twp., Pa., July 3, 1888; died at Doylestown Manor Nursing Home, Jan. 2 3, 1975; aged 86 y. On June 14, 1913, he was married to Annie Swartz, w ho preceded him in death on July 31, 1973. Surviving are 3 daughters (Naomi - Mrs. Wilbert Rolf, Blanche - Mrs. Clarence Nyce, and Irene - Mrs. Clarence Leatherman), one son (Noah, Jr.), one foster daughter (Orpha Leather man), 16 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren, one brother (Mahlon), and o ne sister (Mrs. Mary Trauger). He was preceded in death by 4 children (Pau l, Walter, Earl, and Minna).

He was a member of Deep Run Mennonite East cong., where funeral services were held on Jan. 26, in charge of Cleon Nyce and Joseph Gross; interment in Deep Run Mennonite East Cemetery.

Gospel Herald

 

 

Deep Run Mennonite Cemetery

Rice

Noah S.

 

3/20/1930

8/25/1992

Rice, Noah S., Jr., 62, Pipersville, Pa. Born: March 20, 1930, Pipersville, Pa., to Noah M. and Annie (Swartz) Rice. Died: Aug. 25, 1992, Pipersville, Pa., of cancer. Survivors - wife: Alverda (Leatherman) Rice; children: Delores A. Nice, Beth M., N. Laverne, Jackob A., Donald R., David L.; sisters: Naomi Rolf, Blanche Nyce, Irene Leatherman; foster sister: Orpha Leatherman; 12 grandchildren.

Funeral and burial: Aug. 29, Deep Run Mennonite Church East, by Arnold C. Roth and Timothy Weaver.

Gospel Herald

 

 

 

Richter

Agnes Marie

Danner

02/06/1893

5/18/1978

Mrs. Agnes Marie Danner, 85 of 18 Warren St., Fountain Hill, widow of Pearl U. Danner, died yesterday at St. Luke's hospital. Born in Bethlehem, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Caroline (Wein) Richter. A member of St. Ursula Catholic Church, Fountain Hill, she formerly held membership at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Bethlehem, and was a life member of Seidersville Democratic Club. Surviving are four sons, Joseph P. and James L. both of Fountain Hill, William C. of Bethlehem, and John of Salisbury Township; a daughter, Mrs. Paul Gross with whom she resided; two sisters, her twin, Mrs. Elizabeth Miller of Fountain Hill and Mrs. Caroline Eck of Allentown, 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Bethlehem Globe Times

5/19/1978

Bethlehem, Northampton, PA,

 

Ricker

Mary C.

Rader

01/01/1851

10/24/1928

MRS. MARY C. RADER Mrs. Mary C. Rader, an esteemed and aged resident of Coplay, died there at her home, 45 North Third street, Wednesday night at 10:45 o'clock from complications, aged 77 years, 9 months and 23 days. Mrs. Rader was born at Easton, a daughter of the late William and Susanna Ricker, but has lived in Coplay for many years. There she was a devout member of Trinity Reformed Church and taught Sunday school for a number of years. She is survived by one son, William Rader, Coplay, two grandchildren and these brothers and sisters: Frank, Easton; Charles, Scranton; Mrs. Jacob Walters, Bethlehem, and Mrs. Howard Shoch, Freemansburg.

The funeral will be held from her late home on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

Services will be held at the house. Burial will be made in Coplay cemetery.

Moravian Historical Society, Nazareth, PA

 

 

Coplay Cemetery, Coplay, Lehigh Co., PA

Rickert

Clara D.

Landis

06/26/1894

10/10/1985

Landis.- Clara D., daughter of Allen and Katie (Derstein) Rickert, was born at Telford, Pa., June 24, 1894; died at her home at Souderton, Pa., Oct. 10, 1985; aged 91 y. She was married to Warren K. Landis, who died on Sept. 12, 1977. Surviving are 2 daughters (Esther-Mrs. Jerry Knechel and Sa rah R. Landis), 2 sons (Walter R. and Paul R. Landis), 6 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and 3 brothers (Henry, Arthur, and Allen Rickert ).

She was a member of Souderton Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Oct. 14, in charge of Samuel Janzen and Russell B. Musselman; interment in Souderton Mennonite Cemetery.

Gospel Herald

 

 

Souderton Mennonite Cemetery

Rickert

Daniel K.

 

09/15/1825

6/6/1904

RICKERT.-On the 6th of June, in Pervasive, Bucks Co., Pa., of the infirmities of old age, Daniel K. Rickert, in the 79th year of his age.

Funeral services were held at his late residence, on the 9th. Interment at the Deep Run Mennonite church, of which he was a member for over fifty years. He is survived by his widow and one daughter, Mrs. William H. Powell, of Doylestown.

Herald of Truth Vol. XLI, No. 25 pg 199

6/16/1904

 

Deep Run Mennonite Cemetery

Rinker

Josephine N.

Craft

1/14/1901

6/17/1986

Mrs. Josephine Craft, 85, of 1337 Allen St., Allentown, died Tuesday in Allentown Osteopathic Medical Center. She was the widow of Walter F. Craft. She was a manager of the millinery department at the former Zollinger- Harned department store, Allentown, for 16 years before retiring in 1966. Born in Phillipsburg, she was a daughter of the late Owen F. and Hattie (Newhart) Rinker. She was a member of Dubbs Memorial United Church of Christ, Allentown. Surviving are a son, Milton F. of Phillipsburg; a daughter, Claire C., wife of William R. Biser of Center Valley; four grandchildren and seven great- grandchildren.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Stephens Funeral Home, 1335-37 Linden St., Allentown. A calling hour will precede the services.

Morning Call

6/19/1986

Allentown, PA

Northampton Memorial Shine, Easton, PA

Rinker

Paul James

 

4/12/1903

11/15/1979

Paul J. Rinker,76 of 15th and Walnut streets, Allentown, died Thursday in Osteopathic Hospital was the husband of the late Amelia H. ( Fuller )Rinker. He was in charge of the supply room at St. Luke's Hospital for five years before retiring in 1971. Born in Phillipsburg, he was the son of the late Owen and Hattie (Newhart ) Rinker He was a member of Calvary Methodist Church, Easton Pa. A sister Mrs. Josephine Craft of Allentown, is his only immediate survivor.

Services will be at the Stephens Funeral Home, 1335-37 Linden St. Allentown Pa. A calling hour will precede the services.

 

 

 

Northampton Memorial Shine, Easton, PA

Rittenhouse

Abraham Roberts

 

04/29/1806

04/03/1883

RITTENHOUSE.-April 3rd, in Franconia township, Montgomery county, Pa., Abraham R. Rittenhouse, aged 76 years, 11 months and 5 days.

Services at the house by Josiah Clemmer in German and at the meeting-house by Samuel Godshalk in English.

Herald of Truth - Volume XX, Number 9 pp 140,141

05/1883

 

Mennonite Cemetery, Franconia Township, Montgomery County, PA

Rittenhouse

John F.

 

02/13/1836

11/4/1903

Pre. John F. Rittenhouse On the 4th of November, 1903, in the hospital in Buffalo, New York, from the effects of a surgical operation, Bro. John F. Rittenhouse of Jordan, Lincoln County, Ontario, aged 67 Y., 8 M., 24 D. He is a descendent of the well-known Rittenhouse family of Germantown, Pennsylvania, which was among the first Mennonite settlers in America, William Rittinghuysen having, in 1690, built on a branch of the Wissahickon Creek the first paper mill in the American colonies. On the maternal side he is a descendant of the Funk family, his mother being a sister to Jacob Funk, father of J.F. and A.K. Funk of the Mennonite Publishing House. He was born Feb, 10, 1836, on the farm, the old homestead, on which he spent his entire life. He was married to Elizabeth Honsberger, who died Dec. 21, 1899. He is survived by two sons and four daughters, also by four brothers, viz: Pre. Abraham of Ontario, George of Manitoba, M.F. and Dr. William of Chicago, Ill. He also leaves a large circle of friends and relatives, both in Canada and the United States. He has been connected with the work of the church at this place for a long time, first as deacon and later as minister. He was widely known in this vicinity as well as in other parts of the country, especially in eastern Pennsylvania, which was the home of his forefathers and, as a matter of course, of a large number of his relatives. Having a daughter married there, Mrs. Joseph Wismer, he frequently visited in those parts. His death will, no doubt, be a surprise to his many friends. His affliction was of such a nature that it did not hinder him much from attending to the duties of life, but finally necessitated a surgical operation, which caused his sudden death. During his stay at the hospital he was attended by his youngest daughter, who is a professional nurse. His remaining children, two sons and four daughters, reside in the vicinity of his home. May God bless and comfort all in their bereavement.

The funeral was held in the Moyer meeting-house, on the 7th of November, and was largely attended. The services were conducted by the brethren Gilbert Bearss and Noah Stauffer from Luke 2:29. "Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word."

Herald of Truth

11/1903

 

 

Rittenhouse

Samuel R.

 

01/16/1832

06/26/1895

Samuel P. Rittenhouse, M.D., died suddenly at his home in Reading yesterday from hemorrhages, aged 63 years. He was a native of Montgomery county and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1853. In 1827(sic) he located at Macungie and married Annie M., daughter of John and Hannah Shaffer. In 1868, he moved to Reading, where he enjoyed a large practice in partnership with his only living son, Dr. Jacob S. Rittenhouse. He was a contributor to both Alopathic and Homoeopathic medical journals. In 1863 he was nominated by the Republicans of Lehigh county for the Legislature, but was defeated. Since the war he has taken no active part in politics. The following children survive: Dr. Jacob S., Annie S. and Hannah S. Another son, John, died at an early age. One brother, Jacob Rittenhouse, of Montgomery county, and these sisters survive: Mrs. Mary, wife of Charles Tyson; Mrs. Ann, wife of Thomas Evans; Mrs. Rachel, widow of Abraham Hunsicker, all residing in Montgomery county, and Mrs. Elizabeth Detweiler, of Brookville, O. There are two grandchildren.

Morning Call, Page 1

06/27/1895

Allentown, PA

 

Ritter

Andrew

 

1842

4/9/1906

Andrew Ritter, of Weatherly, father of Mrs. G. M. Harelman of South Bethlehem, died on Saturday of burns received by a coal oil lamp exploding in his hands on Friday night. Mr. Ritter, who was 64 years old, was descending a stairway at his home carrying the lamp to the kitchen when the explosion occurred. He was burned about the head and arms and his eyes were affected. At first it was thought that his injuries were not so serious, but during the night his condition steadily grew worse. He was born in Allentown and was a son of the late Jacob H. and Hannah, Marstellar Ritter of that city. Besides his wife he is survived by the following children: Robert, yardmaster for the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company at Hazleton; Ashville, of Muncy; Mrs. Frank Kern of Fountain Hill; Mrs. G. M. Harleman, of South Bethlehem, and William and Harry of Weatherly. He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. S. K. Brobst and Mrs. Benneville Frederick of Allentown.

The funeral services will be held at Weatherly tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.

Lehigh County GenWeb Obituary Project

4/9/1906

 

 

Ritter

Arthur Washington

 

03/28/1864

9/22/1926

Arthur W. Ritter, 72, retired farmer, of near Bethlehem along the Bath pike, died yesterday morning in St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem. He was born in Lower Nazareth township, a son of the late Cyrus and Sally Ritter. He was a member of the Hecktown Union Church. A son, Frank B. Ritter, survives.

Easton Express, pg. 5

9/23/1936

Easton, PA

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

Ritter

Blanche E.

Koehler

1909

10/23/2005

Blanche E. (Ritter) Koehler, age 96, died October 23 in Hellertown. She was the wife of the late Melvin Koehler. Survivors: Sons, Franklin D. of Hanover Township; Walter of Nazareth; three grandchildren; seven great grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Lorraine.

Services: Private. Arrangements, Downing Funeral Home Inc., Bethlehem

Morning Call pg. B-6

10/25/2005

Allentown PA.

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

Ritter

Dolores A.

Kostenbader

 

12/5/2005

Dolores A. Kostenbader, 73, formerly of Easton, passed away Monday, December 5, 2005, in Old Orchard Healthcare, Bethlehem Township. Born October 5, 1932, in Weissport, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Thomas O. and Evelyn (Hahn) Ritter. Her husband, Robert, died June 25, 1974. She graduated from Belvidere High School. She was last employed by Lester W. Pfeffer American Legion Post 611, Wilson. Previously, she owned and operated the former Captain Skinners, Wilson, for 10 years and had worked part-time for Kings Seafood, Bethlehem. She enjoyed cooking and crafting. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Easton. She was a member of Lester Pfeffer American Legion Post 611, Franklin Hose Company and Pioneer Athletic Association. Survivors: Daughters, Sandra L. Smith at home, Marcele D. Newhart-McMenamin and her husband Michael of Macungie; sister, Shirley Hixson of Bethlehem; granddaughters, Andrea Murray, Cheryl Smith; great-grandchildren, Amanda, John. A brother, Thomas C. Ritter, died in 2004.

Services: 1 p.m. Friday, Strunk Funeral Home Inc., 602 W. Berwick St., Easton. Call noon to 1 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Burial will be in Northampton Memorial Shrine. Contributions: Heartland Hospice, 1227 Liberty St., Allentown, PA 18102 or Northampton County S.P.C.A., 1165 Island Park Rd., Easton, PA 18042.

Morning Call

12/7/2005

Allentown, PA

Northampton Memorial Shrine

Ritter

Ella A.

Laubach

09/30/1868

1/19/1906

MRS. ELLEN LAUBACH Ellen, wife of Oliver F. Laubach, of Hanoverville, died on Friday of pneumonia, after an illness of six days. Besides her husband and four children she is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Ritter of Bethlehem and the following brothers and sister: Palmer Ritter of Bethlehem Township and Arthur Ritter of Lower Nazareth Township, and Mrs. Jacob Gernet of Nazareth.

The Globe

1/27/1906

Bethlehem, Northampton, PA,

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

Ritter

Franklin Daniel

 

11/30/1893

9/4/1970

Frank D. Ritter, 76, formerly of Hanover Township, Bethlehem R.D. 2, died yesterday in the Tatamy Hotel where he had resided the last two weeks. Dr. Joseph Versage of Stockertown attributed death to a heart attack. Mr. Ritter was a retired carpenter with E. C. Machin, Inc., Allentown. Born in East Allen Township, he was a son of the late Arthur and Mary Siegfried Ritter. He farmed for many years. He was of the Lutheran faith and a member of the Point Philips Rod and Gun Club and the Bath Fire Co. His only survivors are cousins.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Schmidt Mortuary, Nazareth. Interment will be in Hope Cemetery, Hecktown.

The Express, pg. 12

9/5/1970

Easton, PA

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

Ritter

Helen B.

Delp

11/25/1911

2/1/2001

Helen B. Delp, 89, a lifelong resident of Harleysville, died Thursday Feb. l in Grand View Hospital, West Rockhill, where she was a patient for, three weeks. She was the wife of the late Ernest M. Delp, who died Feb. 24, 1998. She had resided at the Peter Becker Community since 1997. Born in Harleysville, she was the last of ten surviving children born to the late John R. and Sallie (Binder) Ritter. Mrs. Delp was a homemaker. She was a member of Indian Valley Mennonite Church, where she served on the flower committee. She belonged to the Needle Guild of America and the Senior Women's Club of Indian Valley. She formerly volunteered for the American Red Cross. Mrs. Delp enjoyed cooking, baking, quilting and flower gardening. She is survived by two daughters, Lorraine D. Schwoyer and her husband, Robert C., of Harleysville and Constance D. Landis and her husband, Larry K., of Franconia; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, J. Rein Ritter and Harold "Barb" Ritter; and seven sisters, Ella Ritter, Alice Freed, Laura Moyer, Idella Souder, Ada Alderfer, Hilda Alderfer and Alva Royer.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Tuesday, Fe b. 6 at 7:30 P.M. in Indian Valley Mennonite Church, Harleysville. Interment, in Whitemarsh Memorial Park.

Souderton Independent

 

 

Whitemarsh Mem Park, Prospectville, Montgomery Co

Ritter

Luther K.

 

6/16/1915

9/6/1979

Luther K. Ritter, AF Vet of WW II; Held Citations Luther K. Ritter, 64, of 678 Rose Inn Ave., Bushkill Township, died today at home. He had been in failing health for several years. He retired in 1969 due to ill health. He was an electrician with Hercules Cement Co., Stockertown, for 32 years. Born in Bethlehem Township, he was a son of the late Palmer and Ida Musselman Ritter. He resided in Bushkill Township for the last 32 years. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II where he was a first lieutenant. A bombardier and navigator, he was attached to the first tactical Air Force Marauder Boomerang group in France, Germany, Sicily and Africa. He received numerous distinguished service honors from the French government for outstanding combat achievements. He served 23 months in continuous combat operations. He was a member of the VFW Post 4366, Nazareth. Surviving are his wife, the former Mae Ida Kline; two brothers, Leonard of Nazareth, and Chester of Tampa, Fla.; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Koehler, and Mrs. Blanche Koehler, both of Bethlehem.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Schmidt Mortuary, Nazareth. Interment will be in Hope Cemetery, Hecktown.

The Express pg. 30

9/6/1979

Easton PA.

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

Ritter

Mary S.

Koehler

12/22/1906

1/7/1998

Mary S. Koehler, 91, of Hanover Township died Wednesday, Jan. 7, in Manor Care Health Services I, Bethlehem. She was the wife of the late Forrest F. Koehler. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Palmer Ritter. She was a member of St. Thomas United Church of Christ, Bethlehem, and its quilting circle many years ago. Survivors: Sons, Gerald P. of Hanover Township, Donald M. and Richard D., both of Bethlehem, and Ronald P. of Norristown; sister Blanche of Hanover Township; brother Chester of Tampa, Fla., 18 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. A son, Elwood F. "Bud," died in 1989.

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

Morning Call pg. A-16

1/8/1998

Allentown PA

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

Ritter

Myrtle R.

Musselman

12/08/1899

10/19/1963

Mrs. Myrtle R. Musselman, 63, of William Penn Highway, Butztown, died yesterday at her home. Mrs. Musselman was the wife of Paul R. Musselman. She was a native of Bethlehem Township. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. George Host, Butztown, and a granddaughter.

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

 

 

 

Hope Cemetery, Hecktown, PA

Ritter

Palmer Daniel

 

03/15/1870

4/29/1935

Palmer D. Ritter Palmer Daniel Ritter, 65, former resident of the Applegate farm on the Bethlehem-Nazareth Pike, dropped dead from a heart attack yesterday afternoon while attending a shrubbery sale at Perkiomenville. He disposed of his interest at the Applegate farm at a sale on March 19 and since that time resided with his family at a new home on the pike between Newburg and Bath. He was securing shrubbery for his new property when fatally stricken. Born in Hanover township, March 15, 1870, he was a son of the late Cyrus and Sallie Ann Hellick Ritter. He is survived by his widow, Ida Musselman Ritter, and eight children: Robert, of Newburg; Sterling, of Easton R.D. 3; Truman, of Macada; May, wife of Forrest Koehler, of Bethlehem R.D. 2; Blanche, wife of Millard Koehler, of Bethlehem R.D. 2; Leonard, at home; Chester, of Bethlehem R.D. 1 and Luther at home. A brother, Arthur Ritter, of Bethlehem R. 2, and twelve grandchildren also survive

Easton Express, pg. 10

4/30/1935

Easton, PA

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

Ritter

Sterling Thomas

 

11/13/1899

10/18/1972

Sterling Ritter, 72, Farm Co-Op Founder Sterling T. Ritter, 72, a founder of both the Northampton Farm Bureau Co-Op Association, Tatamy, and the Lehigh Valley Dairy, Allentown, died yesterday at the Causa Convalescent Home, Easton. He lived along Country Club Road, Mounted Route 40, Lower Nazareth Township. He was a farmer. Mr. Ritter helped to found the Co-Op in 1933. He had served on the board of directors many years and was president of the board from 1949 to 1969. He was a director at the time of his death. He was a former treasurer of the Lehigh Valley Dairy and he reportedly operated one of the first milk routes from the central Northampton County area to the dairy. He had been a director of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau in Harrisburg 20 years. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Palmer and Ida Musselman Ritter. Mr. Ritter and his wife, the former Elma M. Wambold, celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary last February. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Hecktown; served on the church council and was an officer of the Sunday school of the church. He was also a member of the Pennsylvania Farmers Association. Survivors include a son, Howard, Mounted Route 40; three daughters, Mrs. Howard Fabian, Bethlehem; Mrs. Harold Heller, Mounted Route 40, and Mrs. Lester Wagner, Easton R. D. 2; four brothers, Robert, Hecktown; Chester, Bethlehem; Luther and Leonard, both of Nazareth; two sisters, Mrs. Forrest Koehler and Mrs. Melvin Koehler, both of Bethlehem; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bartholomew Funeral Home, Nazareth. Interment will be in Hope Cemetery, Hecktown.

The Express pg. 42

10/19/1972

Easton PA.

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

Ritter

Truman George

 

7/24/1901

8/6/1964

TRUMAN G. RITTER Truman G. Ritter, 63, Bethlehem R.D. 2, died last night in the Allentown Hospital, where he was admitted after suffering a stroke Sunday. Mr. Ritter was a driver for Lehigh Wholesale Grocery Co., Allentown, for the last eight years. Before that he was employed by Davies, Strauss, Stauffer Co., Allentown, for 33 years. Born in Bethlehem, he was a son of the late Palmer and Ida Musselman Ritter. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Howertown. Survivors include his widow, the former Sadie B. Roth; a daughter, Mrs. Maurice S. Dimmick, Northampton; a son, Gary L. Ritter, who entered the Navy a week ago and is stationed at Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Chicago; two sisters, Mrs. Foster Koehler and Mrs. Melvin Koehler, both of Bethlehem R.D. 2, and five brothers, Robert, Bethlehem R. D. 1; Sterling, Easton R. D. 4; Leonard, Nazareth; Chester, Bethlehem, and Luther, Nazareth R. D. 2.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton.

Easton Express, pg. 11

8/7/1964

Easton, PA

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

Rituper

Noel Joy

 

12/24/1954

9/13/2009

 September 16, 2009 Noel J. Rituper, 54, of Cresco, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Sept. 13, at home. He was the husband of Jenifer Russell) Rituper, to whom he was married for 31 years. Born in Stamford, Conn., he was the son of Stephen and Natalie Weber) Rituper of Elizabethtown. He grew up in Bethlehem, graduated from Freedom High School in 1973, and then graduated from East Stroudsburg State College. He was chief of security at Camelback Mountain Resort, Tannersville. He was a former police officer for Pocono and Barrett Townships. He was an elder and member of the Mount Pocono Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses. A very friendly person who loved gardening, cooking and fishing, he especially loved people; and they loved him. In addition to his parents and wife, Jenifer, he is survived by a son, Dru Rituper and his wife, Rachael, of Tannersville; a daughter, Emily Rituper of Cresco; a brother, Stephen Rituper and his wife, Debbie, of Phoenix, Ariz.; two nephews, Mark and Stephen Rituper; and a niece, Carrie Melkin. He was preceded in death by a brother, David Rituper.

There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Pocono Mountain East Junior High School Auditorium. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Mount Pocono Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, in care of Gerald R. Coody, P.O. Box 245, Tobyhanna, PA 18466.

 

 

 

 

Roberts

Horace William

 

09/15/1870

7/3/1942

Horace Roberts - Stamp Stencil Co. Head, Dies Resident here over half century, started firm 40 years ago Horace W. Roberts, head of American Stamp and Stencil Co. died on Friday at his home, 911 Linden St., following a lengthy illness, funeral services will be held tomorrow. For more than half a century, Mr. Roberts had been a resident of this city. He founded the firm which he headed 40 years ago. However, due to his health, his wife practically conducted the greater part of the business for the past 22 year. His place of business is located at 710 Hamilton St. Mr. Roberts was born in Slatington, the son of Joseph and Sarah, nee Walk, Roberts. For a few years he was a telegrapher for the Central Railroad Co. and for other railroad companies, before beginning the Stamp and Stencil Business here. Mrs. Roberts will continue to direct the company's affairs, assisted by a grandson. Surviving besides his wife is one son, Walter A. Roberts of Washington, D.C. and Allentown, and a sister and brother, Mrs. A. A. Shellenberger of Bethlehem and Orvile T. Roberts, Allentown, as well as nine grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral services will be held at the J. S. Burkholder Funeral Home Tuesday morning at 10:30. Friends and relatives may call there tomorrow evening from7 to 8:30. Rev. Ralph Borneman will officiate at the funeral. Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery, Slatington. NOTE: Allentown City Guide lists Horace as manufacturing rubber stamps in 1896 as well as Allen Printing Company in 1911.

Allentown Morning Call, Page 14

7/5/1942

 

Fairview Cemetery, Slatington, PA

Roberts

Joseph M.

 

02/19/1830

07/09/1896

DEAD IN HIS CHAIR The Final Summons Came With Suddenness TO MR. JOSEPH M. ROBERTS The Agent for the Terminal Railroad at Gordon Street--Death Was Due to Asthma and Heart Disease--No Inquest Held Joseph M. Roberts, ticket agent at the Gordon Street station of the Terminal Railroad, was found dead in the office yesterday a.m. The cause of death was heart disease. Mr. Roberts was 67 years old. His family says he has had heart trouble and asthma for years. He lived at 413 1/2 Gordon Street. He frequently slept in the office as it was painful for him to walk home. One of the sons visited him Wednesday night. Mr. Roberts said he felt well. He told the son he would stay at the station over night and would be home for breakfast in the morning. At a quarter to 6 o'clock, Harry Hellman, the assistant agent got to the station for work. The ticket office was locked. Through the windows he saw Mr. Roberts. He was dead. A door was forced open. The body was cold. He had expired some hours before. Coroner A. J. Yost was notified. Dr. Yost made an investigation. He found that the cause of death was so plain that the expense of an inquest was unnecessary. Mr. Roberts was born in London. He came to Philadelphia at the age of 14 and became a civil engineer. He was occupied with his profession for many years in Lehigh, Northampton and Monroe Counties. He came to Allentown 13 years ago. For a time he was in the butchering business. When the Terminal Railroad was opened he entered the freight service. Three years ago he took charge of the Gordon Street Station. He is survived by his wife and six children, Mrs. Thos. J. Kramer, Mrs. Milton H. Knauss, Walter E., Orville T. and Horace, of Allentown, and Mrs. Ammon Schoenberger of South Bethlehem.

The funeral of Mr. Roberts will take place Sunday afternoon. The body was embalmed by Burkholder & Sourbier.

Morning Call

07/10/1896

Allentown, PA

St Marks Cemetery Allentown Pa

Roberts

Walter Arnold

 

05/27/1894

7/14/1943

Following a brief illness, Walter A. Roberts of 746 N. 11th Street, died at 2:15 o'clock yesterday in the Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, He was 49 years. Mr. Roberts was an automotive tune-up engineer, associated with the Allen Electric and Equipment Co., Kalamazoo, Mich. and for over five years had his headquarters at Washington, D.C. He was born at Lehigh Gap, PA, a son of Katie and the late Horace W. Roberts. Surviving are his wife, Blanche, nee Stephens, Joseph, Susan and David, Allentown, John, Reading, Julia, Camp-Wendy, Wallkill, N.Y., Lucy Ann, Mary Jane, James and Louise, at home. Mr. Roberts was a member of the Evangelical faith. He was affiliated with the American Society of Automotive Engineers. He was co-owner with his son, Joseph H.S. Roberts, of the American Stamp and Stencil Co., originally founded by his father, Horace W. Roberts in 1896.

Morning Call

7/15/1943

Allentown, PA

Greenwood Cemetery, Allentown, PA

Roeder

George Marsteller

 

03/26/1838

8/13/1916

Mr. Roeder last Sunday morning was in the act of hitching his horses to the wagon preparatory to going to the services at Trinity Reformed church, Spinnerstown. He was stricken with apoplexy and died a few minutes later at his home at Geryville, Bucks Co., near the Montgomery-Buck border.

 

 

 

Great Swamp Cemetery

Roeder

Susanna

George

12/06/1800

05/06/1889

Susanna died at the residence of her son-in-law, Daniel Moser, at Hecktown and was buried next to her husband in Dryland Church cemetery.

Bethlehem Daily Times

 

 

Dryland Church cemetery, Hecktown, Lower Nazareth Twp., Northampton

Roeller

Sue Etta

Keller

5/4/1908

3/16/1988

Keller.- Suetta Reller, daughter of Amandus O. and Sallie(Kinsey) Reller, was born in Telford, Pa., May 4, 1908; died of a heart attack at Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Mar.16, 1988; aged 79 y. On Jan. 31, 1925, she was married to Frank A. Keller, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Claude R. and Frank R.), one daughter (Marlene K. Benner), 8 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and 4 sisters (Lillian Kulp, Edna Lenart, Doris Frey, and Evelyn Landes). She was a member of Rockhill Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Mar. 19, in charge of Russell M. Detweiler and Henry M. Goshow; interment in Rockhill Mennonite Cemetery.

Gospel Herald

 

 

Rockhill Mennonite Cemetery

Rohrbach

Carrie L.

Bieber

04/12/1888

12/18/1977

Mrs. Carrie L. Bieber; 89; 29 E. High St., Topton; died Sunday at home; assistant vice president, Topton branch, Bank of Pennsylvania, retiring 1970; joined bank, 1917, bookkeeper, teller; born Longswamp Township; daughter of the late William & Elamanda (Shankweiler) Rohrbach; member, Trinity Lutheran Church, Topton; former organist, choir director. Survivors: daughter Eleanor, at home; sister, Mrs. Florence Reifsnyder; brother William, both Allentown.

Schofer Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Topton.

Morning Call pg D-4

12/19/1977

Allentown PA

 

Rohrbach

Edgar Jacob

 

09/26/1886

1/14/1971

Edgar J. Rohrbach; 84; 216 Home Ave., Topton; died Thursday, Lutheran Home, Topton; husband of the late Edith J. (Leas) Rohrbach; president, Topton Building & Loan Association, past 32 years; co-owner, S.D. Rohrbach & Sons Flour Mill, Topton, since 1929, retiring 9 months ago; born Topton; son of the late Sylvester & Ida (Schmeyer) Rohrbach; member, Trinity Lutheran Church, Topton. Survivors: daughters, Virginia, wife of Robert Auchenbach, West Reading; Isabel, wife of W. Emerson Smith, Mission, Kan.; brother Paul, Topton; 5 grandchildren.

Schofer Funeral Home, Topton.

Morning Call pg 19

1/15/1971

Allentown, PA

 

Rohrbach

Harvey Oscar

 

1870

12/10/1948

Dr. Harvey O. Rohrbach, 78, Danielsville, formerly of Bethlehem, and that city's first pediatrician, died at 3 p.m. Friday in St. Luke's hospital, Bethlehem. He was admitted there Tuesday for medical treatment. Born June 27, 1870, in Longswamp, Berks county, a son of the late Henry B. and Hannah Butz Rohrbach, Dr. Rohrbach located in Bethlehem in 1919 and practiced at New and Walnut Sts. until last year. On Nov. 28, 1936, he was elected to a fellowship in the American Academy of Pediatrics, highest attainment to be secured in this specialty in American from the American Academy of Pediatrics. He was also a member of the American College of Physicians. Other organizations of which he was an affiliate were the Bethlehem Medical club of which he served two years as president; Holy Trinity Lutheran church, Northampton County Medical society; Pennsylvania State Medical society, American Medical Assn., College of Physicians and Surgeons, Philadelphia Pediatrics society, American Pediatrics society, Bethlehem lodge, F and AM, Lehigh Consistory, AASR, Rajah Shrine temple. Dr. Rohrbach was for eight years chairman of the Northampton county Child Health committee. He was graduated from Kutztown State teachers college, attended the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Baltimore, Md., and was graduated from Loyola university, since absorbed by the University of Chicago. He did graduate work for two years in St. Christopher's hospital, Philadelphia, was resident physician at the State hospital, Scranton, for one year and started his practice in 1901 in Freemansburg. Surviving are his widow, Florence I. Freeman Rohrbach, and a son, Kenneth L., Danielsville; two sisters, Mrs. Fred Wiley and Mrs. Mary Reese, Chester county; two brothers, William Rohrbach, Longswamp, and Uriah Rohrbach, Chester county.

Morning Call pg.14

12/11/1948

Allentown, PA

Memorial Park Mausoleum, Bethlehem, Northampton co, PA

Rohrbach

Kathryn Hannah L.

Seip

05/06/1873

3/26/1948

Mrs. Katie L. (Rohrbach) Seip, wife of J. Robert Seip, Longswamp, Mertztown R. 1, died Friday night in Allentown hospital at the age of 74. She had been in ill health four weeks and was hospitalized 12 days. Mrs. Rohrbach was born in Berks county, a daughter of the late Henry and Hannah (Butz) Rohrbach, and before her marriage was a dressmaker. She was a member of the Reformed wing of Longswamp church and of the Home department of the Sunday school there as well as a charter member of the Ladies of the Golden eagle, East Greenville. In addition to her husband she leaves a niece, Margaret, wife of Gleason Wilson, Jonesboro, Me., who was reared as a member of the family, and the following brothers and sisters: William Rohrbach, Alburtis; Uriah Rohrbach, Lynndale; Dr. H. O. Rohrbach, Danielsville; Mrs. Fred Wiley, Uwchland, Chester county, and Mrs. Henry Reese, Pennsburg. She was preceded in death by a son, Harold Seip, three brothers and three sisters. [The Sunday Call-Chronicle, Allentown, PA, Sunday, March 28, 1948, page 32] Katie L. (Rohrbach) Seip, wife of J. Robert Seip, Longswamp, Mertztown, R. 1, formerly of East Greenville, died Friday night in Allentown hospital at the age of 74. She had been in ill health four weeks and was hospitalized 12 days. Mrs. Seip was born in Berks county, a daughter of the late Henry and Hannah (Butz) Rohrbach, and before her marriage was a dressmaker. She was a member of the Reformed wing of Longswamp church and of the Home department of the Sunday school there as well as a charter member of the Ladies of the Golden Eagle, East Greenville. Years ago, while the family resided in East Greenville, Mr. Seip was a clerk in the F. M. Moll store there. In addition to her husband, she leaves a niece, Margaret, wife of Gleason Wilson, Jonesboro, Me, who was reared as a member of the family, and the following brothers and sisters: William Rohrbach, Lynndale; Dr. H. O. Rohrbach, Danielsville; Mrs. Fred Wiley, Uwchland, Chester county, and Mrs. Henry Reese, Pennsburg. She was preceded in death by a son, Harold Seip, three brothers and three sisters.

Funeral was held Wednesday in Longswamp church, with interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Town & Country pg. 2

4/2/1948

Pennsburg, PA

 

Rohrbach

Paul Herman

 

4/17/1922

10/24/2005

Paul H. Rohrbach; 83; W. Franklin Street, Topton; died October 24 2005 at home; born Topton; son of the late Paul W. & Lulu (Herman) Rohrbach; husband of Gladys S. (Oswald) Rohrbach, died July 1 1997; member, Trinity Lutheran Church, Topton; 1940 graduate, Emmaus High School; Army veteran, World War II; founder, Topton Little League; foreman, 25 years, Air Products and Chemicals, Trexlertown; battery repairman, 17 years, East Penn Manufacturing, Lyon Station, retiring 1988. Survivors: daughter, Sue M., wife of Joseph L. Ruhf, son, David L. Rohrbach, both Topton; sister, Carolyn H. Borrell, Topton; brother, Daniel H. Rohrbach, Kutztown; granddaughters, Rebecca S., wife of Edward Gentry, Sinking Spring; Rachel S. Ruhf, Steamboat Springs, Colo.; great-grandchildren, Hanna K., Alexander L., Danielle E. Jarsocrak; step great-granddaughter Alyssa Gentry; predeceased by stepson, Kerry E. Meck, died August 4, 2002, brother, Willis H. Rohrbach, died November 9 2000.

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

Morning Call pg. B-9

 

Allentown, PA

 

Rohrbach

Paul Willis

 

12/22/1896

12/4/1977

Paul W. Rohrbach; 80; 330 S. Home Ave., Topton; died Sunday at home; husband of the late Lulu M. (Herman) Rohrbach; born Topton; son of the late Sylvester D. & Ida (Schmeyer) Rohrbach; retired partner, S.D. Rohrbach & Son Coal & Feed Mill, Topton; member, Trinity Lutheran Church, Topton. Survivors: daughter, Carolyn H., wife of Allen J. Borrel, Topton; sons, Paul H., Topton; Willis H., Topton; Daniel H., Kutztown; 10 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren.

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

Morning Call pg C-8

12/5/1977

Allentown PA

 

Rohrbach

Priscilla

Weaver

12/21/1908

4/9/1984

Mrs. Priscilla Weaver; 75; formerly Maxatawny; died Monday, Berks Heim, Bern Township; widow of Raymond C. Weaver; born Chester, Chester County; daughter of the late William & Mary Alice (Miller) Rohrbach; member, St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mertztown. Survivors: son, William B., Maxatawny; sister Edna, wife of Orville Seibert, Alburtis R.1; 3 grandchildren.

Schmoyer Funeral Home, Breinigsville.

Morning Call pg B-18

4/11/1984

Allentown, PA

 

Rohrbach

Raymond Luther

 

09/05/1893

9/23/1959

Raymond L. Rohrbach; 66; 36 E. Franklin St., Topton; died yesterday at home; former treasurer, Lehigh Synod, Evangelical & Reformed Church, 12 years, resigning 1955; elder, Sunday school superintendent, St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Topton; member, Topton School Board, 24 years; secretary, director, Topton Building & Loan Assn.; with brothers, Edgar & Paul, operated S. D. Rohrbach & Sons Mill, Topton; born Topton; son of the late Sylvester D. & Ida Schmeyer Rohrbach; wife, Norma L. Carl Rohrbach, died in 1946. Survivors: brothers; daughter, Jeannette, wife of Nicholas Rintye, Burlington, N.J.; sons, Raymond L., Jr., Alburtis R. 1; Donald C., Kutztown; 6 grandchildren.

DeLong & Trexler Funeral Home, Topton.

Morning Call pg 5

9/24/1959

Allentown PA

 

Rohrbach

Raymond Luther

 

5/7/1924

1/9/1987

Raymond L. Rohrbach Jr.; 62; 36 E. Franklin St., Topton; died Friday at home; husband of Jane L. (Heck) Rohrbach. Survivors: widow; sons, Kerry, Kutztown; Jeffrey, Mertztown R.1; daughter, Heather DeLong, Topton; brother Donald, Kutztown; sister Jeanette, wife of Nicholas Rintye, Exton, Chester County; 4 grandchildren.

Schofer Funeral Home, Topton.

Morning Call pg B-336

1/10/1987

Allentown PA

 

Rohrbach

Sylvester Daniel

 

05/29/1854

10/5/1929

Sylvester D. Rohrbach, senior member of the firm of S. D. Rohrbach and Sons, who conduct a flour mill and coal business on Franklin street, Topton, died at his home at that place at 5 o'clock yesterday morning. He was in his 76th year. He was born in Rockland township, Berks county, a son of the late Jacob and Caroline, nee Folk, Rohrbach. He and his brother, the late Oliver Rohrbach, operated the old Rohrbach mill in Rockland township until 1885, when Sylvester moved to Topton and built the present mill. For the past forty-four years he had lived in Topton, being one of the borough's most prominent and highly esteemed residents. Some years ago, Mr. Rohrbach took his three sons, Edgar, Raymond and Paul, into the firm. He was active in borough affairs and had served both as councilman and school director. He had held the distinction of being the oldest member of St. Paul's Lutheran church, Lyons, in which congregation he took a very active and prominent part and for twenty-five years served in various capacities in the church council. Besides his widow, Ida, nee Schmoyer, he is survived by the three sons, Edgar, Raymond and Paul, all of Topton, together with two sisters, Mrs. Emma Hannes, Lyons, and Mrs. Albert Kutz, Reading. Seven grandchildren also survive.

The funeral will be held from his late residence, Franklin street, Topton, on Thursday at 1.30 p.m. Brief services will be held at the house, followed by further services in St. Paul's church, Lyons, the Rev. Lewis F. Foltz, pastor, officiating. Interment will be made in the Lyons cemetery.

Morning Call pg 5

10/6/1929

Allentown PA

 

Rohrbach

William Fisher

 

07/31/1853

10/6/1933

Death last night claimed William F. Rohrbach, one of the oldest residents of Topton, for over forty years a member of the church council of Trinity Lutheran church, Topton, and a retired blacksmith, at his home on Franklin street, Topton. He was 80 years, 2 months and 6 days of age. He was a son of the late William and Lydia, nee Fisher, Rohrbach, and was born in District township, Berks county. Surviving are his widow Amanda, nee Shoemaker, Topton, two daughters, Mrs. Lloyd J. Beiber, Topton; Mrs. Florence Reifsnyder, Allentown, and a son, William, at home. Eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive. He was a member of the P.O.S. of A. and the K.G.E. of Topton.

The funeral will be held from his late home in Topton on Wednesday at 1.30 p.m., continued services to follow at Trinity Lutheran church and interment will be made in the Topton cemetery. [The Allentown Morning Call, Allentown, PA, Saturday, October 7, 1933, page 7] F. Rohrbach, one of the oldest residents of Topton, and a retired blacksmith, died at the age of 80 years, 2 months, and 6 days. He was the son of the late William and Lydia, nee Fisher, Rohrbach, and was born in District township, Berks county. Surviving are his widow, Amanda, nee Shoemaker, and two daughters and one son: Mrs. Florence Reifsnyder, of Allentown; Mrs. Lloyd J. Bieber and William Rohrbach, of Topton.

The funeral was held on Wednesday with interment in the Topton cemetery. [obituary, Town & Country, Pennsburg, PA, Friday, October 13, 1933, page 3]

Morning Call pg 7

10/13/1933

Allentown Pa

 

Rohrbach

William H.

 

07/25/1874

9/9/1960

William H. Rohrbach; 86; Alburtis R. 1; died yesterday at home; husband of the late Alice (Miller) Rohrbach; born Longswamp Township, Berks County; son of the late Henry & Hanna (Butz) Rohrbach; retired farmer; member, Lutheran congregation, Longswamp Union Church. Survivors: daughters, Mrs. Priscilla Weaver, Alburtis R. 1; Edna, wife of Orville Seibert, with whom he lived; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.

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

Morning Call pg 7

9/10/1960

Allentown PA

 

Rohrbach

Willis Herman

 

12/21/1923

11/9/2000

Willis H. Rohrbach; 76; 32 Spruce St., Topton; died Thursday Nov. 9, at home; husband of Frances M. (Wotring) Rohrbach; married 54 years in September; spot welder, Caloric Corporation, Topton, retiring 1985; born Topton; son of the late Paul W. and Lulu (Herman) Rohrbach; member, St. Peter's United Church of Christ Church, Topton; Army veteran, World War II. Survivors: Wife; son, Thomas D., Colorado Springs, Colo.; sister, Carolyn H. Borrell, Topton; brothers, Paul H., Topton; Daniel H., Kutztown; grandson. Buried, Topton Union Cemetery, Topton.

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

Morning Call pg A-16

11/10/2000

Allentown PA.

Topton Union Cemetery, Topton, Berks Co., PA

Rohrer

Maria B.

Groff

06/14/1848

7/10/1942

Groff. - Maria, daughter of the late Isaac and Magdeline (Binkley) Rohrer, was born June 14, 1848; died July 10, 1942; aged 94 y. 26 d. Her husband, Milton Groff, preceded her in death 28 years ago; 1 son, Clayton, died 5 years ago; also 1 son and 2 daughters who died in infancy. Surviving are 3 daughters (Minnie E., wife of Theodore L. Forney, of Bareville, with whom she lived; Amy, wife of Henry E. Denlinger, Gordonville; Martha, wife of Phares B. Landis, Lancaster), 2 sons (Milton S., Lancaster; and Jason R., of Manheim), 37 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and 1 brother (Wayne B. Rohrer, Lancaster, Pa.). She was a faithful member of the Stumptown Mennonite Church for many years, and she was seldom absent when health permitted. She had a kind and loving disposition that made others enjoy being in her company.

Funeral services were held July 13 from her late home, conducted by Bros. John Charles, Benjamin Wenger, and Diller Myer, and at the Stumptown Mennonite Church by Bros. Elmer Martin and David Landis. Text, Rev. 22:12. Interment in adjoining cemetery. "All is over, hands are folded, On a calm and peaceful breast; All is over, labors ended, Now dear Mother is at rest." A Daughter.

Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXV, No . 23 - pages 494,495

9/3/1942

 

Stumptown Mennonite Cemetery, PA

Romig

Arlene Sarah

Brobst

12/3/1905

06/1986

Mrs. Arlene S Brobst, 80, of Gnaden Huetten Nursing and Convalescent Center, Lehighton, died Sunday in the home. She was the widow of the late Clarence L Brobst. Surviving are a son Horace L of Lehighton R4; two sisters, Florence Bartholomew of Allentown and Mrs. Elmira Tito of Palmerton; three grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

The Richard M Miller Funeral Home 137 Fairview St. Union Hill is in charge of arrangements

Morning Call

7/1/1986

Allentown PA

 

Romig

Carl H.

 

5/26/1918

12/29/1988

Carl H. Romig; 70; 24 E. Weis St., Topton; died Thursday at home; husband of Ruth S. (Conrad) Romig; married 47 years in July; production engineer, lab technician, Atlas Minerals and Chemicals, Mertztown, retiring 1983, after more than 38 years; born Longswamp Township; son of the late Harry G. and Pearl A. (Eck) Romig; member, Longswamp United Church of Christ Church, Mertztown R.1; Army, World War II. Survivors: Wife; son, the Rev. Michael C. of Gratz, Dauphin County; sister, Jean B., wife of Glen Roy W. Rhode, Mertztown R.1; two granddaughters.

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

Morning Call, page B7

12/30/1988

Allentown, PA

 

Romig

Carrie Elizabeth

Stettler

06/13/1879

4/16/1964

Mrs. Carrie E. Stettler; 84; 922 Delaware Ave., Fountain Hill; died yesterday, St. Luke's Hospital; former supervising principal, Fountain Hill Borough Schools; born Mertztown; daughter of the late George & Sallie (Haines) Romig; widow of John Stettler; member, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Bethlehem. Survivors: son Myron, Bethlehem; daughters, Mrs. George Silfies, Allentown; Mrs. George Moitz, Cedar Grove, N.J.; Mrs. Floyd Tompkins, Jenkintown; brother, Will Romig, Allentown; 10 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren.

Daniel B. Snyder Funeral Home, 527 Center St., Bethlehem.

Morning Call pg. 28

4/17/1964

Allentown Pa.

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

Romig

Catharine

Geist

07/19/1825

3/20/1910

Mrs. Katie Geist (nee Romig) died at Henningsville at the age of 84 years. Deceased had been ailing for a long time and a few weeks ago suffered an attack of the grip, which culminated in her death. Deceased was a daughter of the late John Romig. She was married to John Geist, who died two years ago. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Daniel Mest, Huff's Church, and the following children: Mrs. John Greasley, of this place; Mrs. Henry Carl, of near Bower's; Mrs. Orlando Zwoyer, at home.

Funeral to-day. Interment at Huff's Church, Rev. W. F. Bond, of Shamrock, officiating.

Morning Call pg. 10

3/25/1910

Allentown PA.

Huff's Cemetery, Hereford Township, PA

Romig

Clarence John

 

01/22/1899

8/11/1983

Clarence J. Romig; 84; Mertztown R. 1; died Thursday, Laurel Nursing & Retirement Center, Tilden Township, Berks County; husband of Annie M. (Geisinger) Romig; operated feed mill at home, retiring 1975; farmer most of life; born Longswamp Township; son of the late Edward A. & Lizzie M. (Moyer) Romig; member, church council, Sunday School president, Lutheran congregation, Huffs Union Church, Alburtis R. 1. Survivors: widow; twin daughters, Mrs. Mae A. Biery, West Lawn, Berks County; Annabelle R., wife of Wesley C. Long, Colony Park, Wyomissing, Berks County; sons, Edgar C, Mertztown R. 1; Wayne W., Mertztown R. 1; sister, Mrs. Annie M. Grim, Lutheran Meadows, Topton; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.

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

Morning Call pg. B-6

8/12/1983

Allentown PA

 

Romig

David Alfred

 

04/04/1852

05/1927

David Alfred Romig; Reading; buried, Trinity church cemetery, Bowers; son of John R. and Esther (Fredericks) Romig; born April 4 1852, Longswamp, near Henningsville; baptized, Huff's church, Rev. Isaac Roeller; confirmed, Lutheran faith, Rev. Simon R. Boyer; married Eliza Smith, then Hannah Fenstermacher, both preceding him in death; aged 75 years, 29 days. Survivors: son, Albert, Reading; daughter Mary, Reading; brothers, Moses, Reading; John, Lyons; sister, Rebecca, Mrs. Wm. Conrad, East Greenville.

Morning Call pg. 16

5/14/1927

PA

 

Romig

Edward Aaron

 

07/27/1876

4/21/1939

Edward A. Romig died at 3 o'clock yesterday morning at his home near Henningville, at the age of 62 years. He had been ailing since August, 1937. He was the son of the late Lewis and Susan (Warmkessel) Romig. He was a farmer. Of the Lutheran faith, he served for some time as a deacon of the Huff's church. Survivors include: his wife, Lizzie M. (Moyer) Romig; and the following children: Clarence, Mertztown R. D.; Lewis, at home; Mrs. Nevin Gery, Allentown; Mrs. Arthur Grim, Hancock; Mrs. Alvin Wetzel, Alburtis R.D.; a sister, Mrs. Peter Shoemaker, Mertztown R.D.; 11 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held from the late home at Henningville at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday with continued services in Huff's church. Interment adjoining cemetery. Viewing 7-9 p.m. Monday.

Morning Call pg. 10

4/22/1939

Allentown PA

 

Romig

Elizabeth

Fritch

02/04/1845

3/10/1929

Following an illness of the past two months, Mrs. Elizabeth, widow of Edwin G. Fritch, died Sunday morning at 1 o'clock at the home of her grandson, Oswin Reinert, Topton, from complications, aged 84 years, 1 month, and 6 days. Mrs. Fritch was a native of Longswamp township and was a daughter of the late John Romig and his wife, Sally Butz Romig. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Elizabeth Reinert, Alburtis; Mrs. Mary Holtzman, Allentown; John, Robert and Edwin, Longswamp; and Lesher E., East Greenville. Fifteen grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and two brothers, Jonathan, Alburtis and Alfred, Allentown, also survive.

The funeral will be held from the home of her grandson, Oswin Reinert, Smith street, Topton, on Saturday at 9.30 a.m. Further services in Huffs Church, the Rev. J. N. Blatt officiating. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Town & Country pg 6

3/15/1929

Pennsburg, PA

 

Romig

Florence E.

Troxel

06/17/1890

8/10/1951

Mrs. Florence E. Troxel; 61; 1417 Hanover Ave.; died yesterday, Sacred Heart Hospital; wife of Russel B. Troxel, Sr.; married 39 years on June 22; born Shamrock, Berks County; daughter of Ida R. (Pilgert) & the late Milton S. Romig; graduate, Longswamp High School; graduate, Dorney's Business College; stenographer, White Lilly Cement Company; came to Allentown 36 years ago; conducted grocery store at home, retiring 10 years ago; member, Zion Reformed Church. Survivors: husband; mother, Allentown; son, Russell B. Troxel, Jr., Allentown police force; granddaughter, Pauline Troxel; brother, Harry Romig,

Morning Call pg 7

8/11/1951,

Allentown Pa

 

Romig

Frederick George

 

02/20/1887

1/2/1962

Frederick G. Romig; 74; 758 Wood St., Bethlehem; died yesterday, St. Luke's Hospital; superintendent, Saucon Structural Department, Bethlehem Steel Co., retiring 1953; born Mertztown; son of the late George & Sallie (Haines) Romig; husband of the former Katie Schwartz; member, Salem Lutheran Church, Bethlehem. Survivors: widow; son Harry, Bethlehem; daughter Verna, at home; brothers, Warren, Allentown; William, Allentown; sister, Mrs. John Stettler, Bethlehem; grandchild; 2 great-grandchildren.

Ashton Funeral Home, Center & Market Sts., Bethlehem.

Morning Call pg. 11

1/3/1962

Allentown, PA

Memorial Park, Bethlehem

Romig

George Abraham

 

05/13/1836

6/14/1907

George Abraham, son of Abraham Romig and wife, Lydia (nee Walbert), who died at his home in Weilersville, Longswamp township, of heart failure, Friday, June 14, was aged 71 years, 1 month, and 1 day. He was a well-known and retired farmer and a lifelong member of the Reformed congregation at Longswamp. He was a Deacon, Trustee and Elder, in which last capacity he served at the time of his death. Rev. John Helffrich, the sponsors having been Samuel Dresher and wife, Catharine (nee Keiser). Deceased was confirmed Dec. 31, 1852, by Rev. William Helffrich in the Longswamp Church. He was married to Emmaline Howarter, May 19, 1861, by Rev. William Helffrich. This union was blessed with two children, one sons, Charles Alfred, who died many years ago, and Ida Elizabeth, now Mrs. Edwin Bieber, residing at home. Deceased is survived by his widow Milton, of Shamrock, and Mrs. Lydia Bitting, his only sister, of Longswamp.

Interment was made Friday forenoon, June 21, at Longswamp Church, Revs. William L. Meckstorth and William F. Bond officiating.

Morning Call pg. 10

6/28/1907

Allentown PA.

Zion Lehigh Church Cemetery, Alburtis, Lower Macungie Township, PA

Romig

Harry George

 

05/18/1892

6/6/1964

Harry G. Romig; 72; Shamrock, Berks County; died Saturday, Allentown Hospital; born Shamrock; son of the late Milton S. and Ida (Pilgert) Romig; bookkeeper, Reeves Parvin & Co., Allentown, retiring four years ago; member, Longswamp United Church of Christ. Survivors: widow, former Pearl A. Eck; son Carl H., Topton; daughter, Jean B., wife of GlenRoy W. Rhode, Shamrock; grandson.

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

Morning Call, page 18

6/8/1964

Allentown, PA

 

Romig

Ida Elizabeth

Bieber

03/20/1866

1/20/1910

The funeral of Mrs. Ed. L. Bieber took place from her late residence at Longswamp last Thursday morning. After brief services at the house, the cortege proceeded to the Longswamp Church where further services were held. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining. Deceased lay in a black covered casket with the inscription, "Rest in Peace," on the lid. It was one of the largest funerals held at Longswamp Church for some time.

Rev. Wm. F. Bond officiated assisted by Rev. M. Schmoyer. Deceased was 43 years and 10 months.

Morning Call pg. 8

2/1/1910

Allentown, PA

 

Romig

Iva Butz

Apple

1903

 

Iva B. Romig Apple, 91, of the Phoebe Home, Allentown, formerly of Phoebe Apts., Allentown, died Wednesday in Allentown Osteopathic Medical Center. She was the wife of the late Charles A. Apple Sr. Born in Allentown; she was daughter of the late John H. and Ida (Butz) Romig. She was a member of St. John's Fullerton United Church of Christ. She was a graduate of Moravian College. Survivors: Son, Dr. Charles A. of Whitehall Township; daughters, Sylvia R. Apple, wife of Dr. Ralph Webb of State College, and Sandra R. Nestlerode-Hale, wife of Dr. Bruce Hale of Crewe, England; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Services: Private. No calling hours. Arrangements, J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, Allentown.

 

11/10/1994

 

 

Romig

Jonas William

 

06/09/1827

8/29/1900

Jonas Romig, of near Shamrock, died of infirmities after an illness of several months, aged 72 years. He was a son of Abraham Romig and was born in Longswamp. He was a farmer, tenanting the Wagenhorst farm for many years. The past five years he lived a retired life in his own home. He was confirmed in Longswamp Reformed Church by Rev. Helffrich, remaining an active member up to the time of death. He served the congregation in various capacities. He is survived by his widow and the following children: L. J. Romig, Longswamp; Daniel Romig, Alburtis; Catharine, wife of Daniel Long, Reading; Massie, wife of Harvey Merkel, and Mrs. Benjamin Warmkessel. The following brothers and sisters also survive: George A. Romig, Milton Romig, near Shamrock; Mrs. Sarah Wetzel and Mrs. Lydia Bitting.

The funeral will be held next Tuesday morning. Interment in Longswamp Cemetery. Rev. N. W. Helffrich officiating.

Morning Call pg. 4

9/1/1900

Allentown, PA.

Longswamp Union Church, Mertztown, PA

Romig

Lydia

Bitting

11/19/1838

11/30/1926

Lydia Bitting; widow of Daniel Bitting; died Tuesday, 4:30 a.m., at home of sister-in-law, Mrs. Milton Romig, Shamrock; aged 88 years, 11 days; daughter of the late Abraham and Lydia (Walbert) Romig; preceded in death by husband 33 years ago; brother Milton, died November 15 1926; last of her family. Buried, Longswamp cemetery. Schofer and Son, Topton, funeral directors. [obituary, The Morning Call, Allentown, PA, Wednesday, December 1 1926, page 20] The remains of Mrs. Lydia (Romig) Bitting, of this place, were laid to rest in Longswamp cemetery on Saturday afternoon, December 4. Rev. W. L. Meckstroth based his words of comfort on the selected text, Mark 13:15 and Rev. W. F. Bond, his on Isa. 60:13. All the services were in English. J. J. Schofer and son of Topton were in charge. The bearers were: Nathan I. Miller, Lemont Witwer, Harvey A. Shoemaker, Sr., Austin Fritch, Benneville Ech and Reuben Reinert, all neighbors of the town. The choir, led by R. W. Fritch, among other selections sang the deceased sister's favorite hymns: "Nearer My God to Thee" and "Lead Kindly Light." Among floral tributes by loved ones were: Pillar, Mrs. William S. Romig; spray of white chrysanthemums, niece Florence and husband; spray of yellow chrysanthemums, nephew Harry and wife; spray of pink chrysanthemums, Ella Pilgert, and a spray of yellow flowers by Russell and Carl. The mourning relatives and friends were guests at the home of Mrs. Milton S. Romig, who was bereft of the husband and sister-in-law but eleven days apart.

Morning Call pg.29

12/10/1926

Allentown, PA

 

Romig

Lydia Clara

Warmkessel

08/12/1855

5/28/1934

Mrs. L. Clara, widow of Benjamin Warmkessel, passed away yesterday morning at 9 o'clock at her late home, 50 Locust street, Macungie, aged 79 years, 9 months and 16 days. Mrs. Warmkessel was in ill health for several days, but a stroke she suffered twelve days ago hastened her death. She was born in Longswamp township, a daughter of Jonas and Eliza, nee Merkle, Romig. Her husband preceded her in death by twenty years. She was a member of the Reformed wing of Mertztown church. There survive to mourn her passing the following sons: Irwin, at home; Leon, Maurice, Levi, Kutztown R. 1; Sylvester, Macungie R. 1; Jonas, Norristown; Oscar, Maxatawny, and Victor, Emaus. A brother, Daniel Romig, Topton; a sister, Catherine Long, Emaus; nineteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren also survive.

The funeral will be held Friday at 1.30 p.m., D.S.T., with continued services in the Mertztown church. Interment will be made in the cemetery adjoining the church. Rev. M. H. Brensinger, D.D., will officiate.

Morning Call pg 7

5/29/1934

Allentown Pa

 

Romig

Martha Ann

Merkel

01/17/1867

5/23/1930

Martha A., wife of Harvey W. Merkle, died yesterday morning at nine o'clock at her home in Macungie from a complication of diseases, aged 63 years, 4 months and six days. Mrs. Merkle was the daughter of the late Jonas and Eliza (nee Markle) Romig and was born in Berks county. She had been in feeble health for several years, but bedfast only for the past two weeks. She is survived by her husband, four sons, Henry, Topton; Oscar, Cementon; Elmer, Macungie, Howard, Kutztown; one daughter, Minnie, at home. A daughter, Mrs. Ida Adams, died on April 4, this year. Twelve grandchildren, two brothers, Levi Romig, Mertztown, and Daniel Romig, of Topton, and two sisters, Mrs. Clara Warmkessel, of Macungie, and Mrs. Daniel Long, of Emaus, also survive. Mrs. Merkle was a member of the Reformed wing of the Longswamp church.

Funeral services will be held from her late home at Macungie on Tuesday afternoon at 1.30 p.m., daylight time. Continued services in Longswamp church. Interment in the cemetery adjoining. Rev. W. A. Meckstroth will officiate. [The Allentown Morning Call, Allentown, PA, Saturday, May 24, 1930, page 7] Martha A. wife of Harvey W. Merkle, died at her home in Macungie from a complication of diseases, aged 63 years, 4 months, and six days. Mrs. Merkle was the daughter of the late Jonas and Eillen (nee Merkle) Romig and was born in Berks county. She had been in feeble health for several years, but bedfast only for the past two weeks. She is survived by her husband, four sons, Henry, Topton; Oscar, Cementon; Elmer, Macungie; Howard, Kutztown; one daughter, Minnie, at home. A daughter, Mrs. Ida Adams died on August 4 this year. Twelve grandchildren, two brothers, Levi Romig, Mertztown, and Daniel Romig, of Topton, and two sisters, Mrs. Clara Warmkessel, of Macungie, and Mrs. Daniel Long, of Emaus, also survive. Mrs. Merkle was a member of the Reformed wing of the Longswamp church.

Funeral services were held from her late home at Macungie on Tuesday afternoon. Continued services in Longswamp Church. Interment in the cemetery adjoining. Rev. W. A. Meckstroth officiated. [obituary, Town & Country, Pennsburg, PA, Friday, May 30, 1930, page 3]

Morning Call pg 7

5/30/1930

Allentown, PA

 

Romig

Milton Samuel

 

03/02/1847

11/15/1926

Shamrock, Nov. 15 (Special). --- Milton S. Romig died from diabetes at his home here, at 4:15 this morning, aged 78 years, 8 months and 11 days. He was a son of the late Abraham and Lillian (Walbert) Romig, was a retired farmer and resided at this place for the past 20 years. He was a member of the Reformed congregation of Longswamp Church. There survive his widow, Ida (Pilgert) Romig; a daughter, Florence, wife of Russell Troxell, Allentown; a son, Harry G., this place; a sister, Miss Lydia Romig, who resides at his home and who is confined to bed with illness.

Funeral Friday, Nov. 19, at 2 p.m. from the home. Further services in Longswamp Church, Rev. W. L. Meckstroth and Rev. W. F. Bond officiating. Interment in the adjoining cemetery in charge of Undertakers J. J. Schofer & Son, of Topton. ROMIG--In Shamrock, on the 15th inst., MILTON S. ROMIG, aged 78 years, 8 months and 11 days. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral, without further notice, from his late residence, in Shamrock, on Friday at 2 p.m.

Services in Longswamp Church. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

Reading Eagle

11/15/1936

Reading, PA

Longswamp Cemetery, Longswamp, PA

Romig

Rebecca

Conrad

09/03/1856

11/29/1942

Mrs. Rebecca F. Conrad, widow of William Conrad, died Saturday night at her home, 110 Main St., East Greenville. She was in her 87th year. Born in Longswamp township, Berks county, Mrs. Conrad was a daughter of the late John and Esther, nee Frederick, Romig. She lived in East Greenville for the past 38 years. She was a member of the Lutheran congregation of Huffs church at Huffs church. Surviving are four daughters: Margaret, wife of Henry Stover, Philadelphia; Emma, wife of William Gerhart, Royersford R. D.; Mrs. Meda Colins, and Alma Conrad, at home; one son, Robert Conrad, East Greenville; 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. Brief funeral services will be held from her late home at East Greenville, Thursday at 1:15 p.m. Regular services will follow at Huffs church at 2 p.m. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. William F. Bond will officiate. Friends may call Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Morning Call pg 12

12/1/1942

Allentown PA

 

Romig

Sarah

Gerhart

01/19/1839

5/25/1928

Sarah (Romig) Gerhart; aged 89 years, 4 months, 6 days; widow of John Gerhart; died Tuesday evening at home of son-in-law, Frank Stoudt, near Topton; born Longswamp township; daughter of the late John and Sally (Frederick) Romig; member, Reformed congregation, Longswamp church. Survivors: children, Jacob, Topton; Jennie, wife of Frank Stoudt, Topton; Nora, wife of Wilbur Fenstermacher, Kutztown; Lizzie, wife of Lewis Hensinger, Allentown; Annie, wife of Roller Haas, Maxatawny; Rosa, wife of William Reinhart, Hamburg; Mantana, wife of B. E. Beiber, Topton; brother Jacob, Mertztown; 23 grandchildren; 81 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren. Buried, Longswamp church cemetery.

Morning Call pg. 7

5/27/1928,

Allentown, PA

Longswamp Cemetery, Longswamp, PA

Romig

Sarah Ann

Wetzel

09/22/1833

4/9/1906

Sarah, widow of Harry Wetzel, died on Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Fry, in town, aged 72 years, 6 months and 18 days. She had been ill seven weeks with apoplexy. Mrs. Wetzel was a Romig by birth and was born in Longswamp. Her husband died forty-three years ago. She left two children, Mrs. George Fry, of town; Mrs. Millard Wetzel, of Shamrock; two grandchildren, Dorcas and Gwennie, of town; a sister, Mrs. Lydia Bitting, and two brothers, George and Milton, of Longswamp.

Revs. N. W. Helffrich and J. P. Bachman will hold funeral services on Saturday at 10 a.m., in St. John's church, in town. Burial also in town.

 Macungie Progress pg 4

4/12/1906

 Macungie, PA

 

Romig

Sarah P.

Shoemaker

10/30/1865

5/26/1957

Mrs. Sarah P. Shoemaker; 91; Mertztown R. 1; died yesterday at home; born Longswamp Township; daughter of the late Lewis & Susanna (Warmkessel) Romig; member, Evangelical & Reformed congregation, St. Paul's Union Church, Longswamp; member, St. Paul's Sunday school. Survivors: daughters, Mrs. Cora Hottenstein, at home; Hannah, wife of Victor Fritch, Mertztown R. 1; Eula, wife of Breiden Meck, Mertztown R. 1; Sallie, wife of Daniel Meck, Alburtis R. 1; sons, Edwin, at home; Charles, Mertztown R. 1; Lewis, Mertztown R. 1; William, Macungie; John, Macungie; 39 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; husband, Peter Shoemaker, died 1940; preceded in death by sons, Harry, Leon.

Morning Call pg 26

5/27/1957

Allentown, PA

 

Romig

Warren Owen

 

12/11/1888

1/28/1963

Warren O. Romig; 74; 904 N. Wahneta St., Allentown; died yesterday, Muhlenberg Medical Center, Bethlehem; crane operator, Bethlehem Steel Co., 20 years, retiring 1951; born Mertztown; son of the late George O. & Sallie (Haines) Romig; member, Midway Manor Moravian Church, Allentown. Survivors: widow, former Lizzie Freeby; brother William, Allentown; sister Carrie, wife of John Stettler, Fountain Hill.

William W. Kulik Funeral Home, 426 Hanover Ave., Allentown.

Morning Call pg. 19

1/29/1963

Allentown Pa

 

Romig

William Charles

 

04/11/1881

5/13/1972

On Friday evening of last week William C. Romig, of Mertztown, and Miss Maude J. Griesemer, of town, surprised their many friends by entering the wedded state. Mr. Romig is a son of George and his wife Sallie, nee Haines, Romig, and is employed as a conductor on the Egypt line of the Lehigh Valley Traction Co. Mrs. Romig is a daughter of Levi and Lizzie, nee Roedler, Griesemer, of East Macungie, and was an advanced employee of the Valley Knitting Mill. Rev. Simon Sipple, the pastor of the bride, officiated, the ring ceremony being used. The young couple will reside in Allentown as soon as they can get a house.

Macungie Progress pg. 1

 

Macungie, PA

 

Rosato

Joseph

 

11/11/1911

2/19/1986

Joseph Rosato, 74 of 55 E. Elizabeth Ave. Bethlehem, died Wednesday in his home. He was the husband of Evelyn R.( Stephens ) Rosato. Born in Maglianico, Italy, he was a son of the late John and Catherine Rosato. Surviving with his widow three daughters, Catherine M., wife of William F. Kline Jr. of Allentown, Maryann, wife of William E. Brunell of Coopersburg, and Michelle wife of Mark S. Biser of Greensboro, N.C. Two sisters Mrs. Gemma DeAngelis of Laureldale, Berks County and Mrs. Josephine Gangemi of Belmar N.J.: 10 Grandchildren and two Great Grandchildren.

Private services will be Friday in the Heintzelman Funeral Home,326 Main St. Hellertown. There will be no calling hours.

Morning Call

2/20/1986

Allentown, PA

Union Cemetery Hellertown Pennsylvania

Rose

Anna Marie

Aaron

07/12/1848

8/1/1916

Anna Maria Aaron died in the home of daughter Mrs. Charles Gross, 218 West St., Bethlehem. She was the daughter of Charles and Susan Wolfe Rose, Allentown, Pa.

Services are held at The Old Moravian Chapel and internment is at Nisky Hill Cemetery. Poll bearers were E. G. Bruch, August Schmich, C.C. Meixel and Edward Knappenheimer

Bethlehem Globe Times

8/1/1916

Bethlehem, Northampton, PA,

Nisky Hill Cemetery, Bethlehem

Roseman

Mary L.

Reichard

12/11/1916

7/20/1991

MARY L. REICHARD Mary L. Reichard, 74, of 127 W. High St., Hellertown, died Saturday in St. Luke's Hospital. She was the wife of Calvin Reichard. They were married 57 years. She was employed by Berkron Mfg., Bethlehem, for 32 years, retiring in 1979. Born in Freemansburg, she was a daughter of the late Nicholas and Theresa (Cipogh) Roseman. She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church of Lower Saucon. Survivors: Husband; sons, Calvin Jr. of Hellertown and Leland of Bethlehem R.5; sister, Mrs. Rose Sandt of Hellertown; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Falk Funeral Home, 1418 Main St., Hellertown. Call 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Morning Call pg B-8

7/21/1991

Allentown PA.

Union Cemetery; Hellertown, PA

Rosenberger

Abraham S.

 

10/06/1825

10/17/1870

Rosenberger - On the 17th of October, in Hatfield township, Montgomery county, Pa., of lung fever, ABRAHAM ROSENBERGER, aged 45 years and 11 days. He was buried on the 19th at the above mentioned burying-ground.

Funeral remarks by Jacob Kulp and Jacob Loux. Test: Rev. 14:13. The deceased leaves a deeply afflicted wife and 7 children.

Herald of Truth Obituaries

12/1870

 

Plains Mennonite Cemetery, Lansdale

Rosenberger

Mary Ann

Alderfer

07/31/1859

5/5/1904

ALDERFER.-Mary Ann, wife of Bro. Henry Alderfer of Souderton, Pa., died May 5, 1904, aged 44 Y., 9 M., 10 D. She united with the Mennonite church in early life and remained a faithful member until death. She leaves a husband, seven children and four grandchildren, two children having preceded her to the spirit world.

Funeral services were conducted by Pre. Henry Anglemoyer and Michael Moyer.

 Herald of Truth, Vol. XLI, No. 21 pp 167,168

5/19/1904

 

Rockhill Mennonite Cemetery, Bucks Co

Rosenberger

Ralph

 

12/28/1916

12/27/2000

Rosenberger. - Ralph, 83, Quakertown, Pa, died Dec. 27, 2000, of leukemia. Spouse: Mildred Rosenberger. Parents: Allen and Ella Mood Rosenberger (deceased). Other survivors: children Alan, Sara Oberlander; four grandchildren.

Funeral: Dec. 29 at Zion Mennonite Church, Souderton, Pa.

The Mennonite

 

 

 

Roth

Qula M.

Koehler

06/04/1881

2/11/1958

MRS. PRESTON A. KOEHLER Mrs. Qula T. Roth Koehler, 76, of the Bethlehem-Bath Pike, Bethlehem R.D. 2, died last night at her home. She was the wife of Preston A. Koehler. Mrs. Koehler was born in Bethlehem Township June 4, 1881, a daughter of the late John W. and Ellen K. Huber Roth. Mr. and Mrs. Koehler would have celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on Friday. She was a member of St. Thomas Lutheran Church, Macada, and its Ladies Aid Society; the home department of the Sunday school, and the auxiliary of Hanover Fire Co. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are two sons, Forrest F., of the same address, and J. Willard, Bethlehem R.D. 2; two brothers, Herbert A. and Charles W. Roth, both of Bethlehem; a sister, Mrs. Helen DeLong, also of Bethlehem; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Steyer's Funeral Home, Bethlehem. Change Date: 6 AUG 2006 at 14:43:19

Easton Express pg. 31

2/12/1958

Easton PA

Altonah Cemetery, Bethlehem, PA

Roth

Sadie B.

Ritter

1904

8/24/1982

Sadie B. Krumanocker Ritter, 78, of 4170 Hanover St., Bethlehem, died Tuesday in Allentown and Sacred Heart Hospital Center. Her first husband, Russell Krumanocker, and her second husband, Truman G. Ritter, preceded her in death. Among her survivors are two brothers, Norman Roth, Bath R.D., and Roy Roth, Bath.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Schisler Funeral Home, Northampton. Interment will be in Zion's Cemetery, Kreidersville.

Express, pg. B-10

8/25/1982

Easton, PA

Zion (aka. Stone) Church cemetery, Kreidersville, Northampton Co., PA

Roth

Shirley A.

Brobst

2/14/1936

3/3/1998

Shirley A. Brobst, 62, of 3226 Clay St., Whitehall Township, died Tuesday, March 3, in her home. She was the wife of Edward E. Brobst. They were married for 41 years last April. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of Frances Roth of Allentown and the late Herbert Roth. Survivors: Husband and mother; son, Thomas D. of Whitehall; daughter, Lisa A., wife of George Pitsilos of Bethlehem; brothers, Robert and William, both of Allentown, and Jack in Florida; sisters, Helen, wife of Carl Duke, and Mrs. Marie Hucko, both of Allentown, and a granddaughter. She was predeceased by a son, Steven M.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Trexler Funeral Home, 1625 Highland St., Allentown. Call 7-8:30 p.m. today. Contributions: Easter Seal Society.

Morning Call

3/5/1998

Allentown, PA

Grandview Cemetery, Allentown, PA

Rothrock

Elsie I.

Brobst

07/22/1891

5/6/1985

Mrs. Elsie I. Brobst, 93, of 721 Moss St., Reading, formerly of Bradley Street, Bethlehem, died Monday in St. Joseph Hospital, Reading. She was the widow of Henry F. Brobst. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Alice (Keizerman) Rothrock. She was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Bethlehem. Surviving are a son, George W. Scheirer, with whom she resided; two sisters, Mrs. Mabel Hutchinson and Mrs. Florence Goedecker, both of Bethlehem; a stepson, James A. Peters of Allentown; three grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Wallace M. Long Funeral Home, 500 Linden St., Bethlehem. A calling hour will precede the services.

Morning Call

5/7/1985

Allentown, PA

 

Ruch

Boston

 

06/26/1854

2/27/1947

 BOSTON RUCH Boston Ruch, 92, of 232 North St. Cloud street, Allentown, died yesterday morning at his home. He was born in Lower Mt. Bethel Township, Northampton County, and was engaged in farming until retiring 22 years ago. Mr. Ruch and his wife, Mrs. Sarah Shook Ruch, celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary last October. He was a member of the Evangelical Reformed Church, Plainfield Township. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Laura M. Achenbach, at home, and a granddaughter, Mrs. Helen Achenbach Snyder, of Upper Montclair, NJ.

Easton Express pg. 22

2/28/1947

Easton PA.

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

Ruch

Carrie

Schneck

1882

 

MRS. CHARLES O. GEORGE Mrs. Carrie L. George, wife of Charles O. George of 549 Park St. and former assistant housekeeper at the Allen and Americus hotels, died at 8:30 a.m. yesterday at her home. Bedfast for the past three and one-half years, she was 55 years old. A native of Siegersville, Mrs. George was the daughter of the late Peter and Agnes, nee Guth, Ruch. She was employed as assistant housekeeper at the Hotel Allen for over 12 years, and in the same capacity at the Americus hotel for six years. She was a member of Dubbs Memorial church. Survivors are her husband and a brother, Miles Ruch of Ormrod.

Funeral services will be held at the J. S. Burkholder funeral home on Monday at 1:30 p.m. Interment will be made in Grandview cemetery.

Moravian Historical Society

6/21/1946

Nazareth, PA

 

Ruch

Laura Mae

Achenbach

04/03/1882

9/11/1957

 MRS. ENOS D. ACHENBACH Mrs. Laura Mae Achenbach, 75, of 232 N. St. Cloud St., Allentown, died at 2:10 p.m. yesterday at her home. She had been ill six months. Mrs. Achenbach was the widow of Enos D. Achenbach, who died in 1923. Born in Flicksville, Northampton County, she was a daughter of the late Boston and Sarah H. Shook Ruch. She resided in Allentown for 38 years. Mrs. Achenbach was a member of Salem United Church of Christ, Allentown, and the English Bible class of the church. Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Helen A. Snyder of East Greenville College, N.C.

The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the J. S. Burkholder Funeral Home, 1610 Hamilton St., Allentown.

Easton Express pg. 26

9/12/1957

Easton PA.

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

Ruff

Sterling Edward

 

3/9/1921

2/23/1989

Sterling E. "Kelly" Ruff, 67, of 8251 Spring Creek Road, Alburtis, died Thursday in Lehigh Valley Hospital Center. He was the husband of Arlene A. (Miller) Ruff. He was a molder and assembler for the Bethlehem Corp., Palmer Township, for 44 years until retiring in 1984. Born in Alburtis, he was a son of the late Claude E. and Cora G. (Miller) Ruff. He was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, Alburtis, and had served on its consistory. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors: Wife; son, Ronald L. of Alburtis; daughter, Phyllis E., wife of Andrew Fedorisko of Macungie; sister, Grace A., wife of Paul A. Fogel of Alburtis, and four grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Schmoyer Funeral Home, Breinigsville. Call 10-11 a.m. Monday

Morning Call, pg. B-09

2/23/1989

Allentown, PA

 

Rumble

Robert Kistler

 

1/1/1918

4/30/1990

Robert K. Rumble; 72; 41 E. High St., Topton; died Monday at home; husband of Catharine E. (Wotring) Rumble; married 48 years last June; mechanic, Ruhe Olds, Allentown, 1967-1983; owner/operator, Rumble's Sunoco, Topton, 1959-67; mechanic, Grim Motor Co., Topton, 1940s-1959; born Allentown; son of the late George E. & Helen (Kistler) Rumble; member, St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Topton; Army veteran, World War II. Survivors: wife; sons, Robert C., New Castle, Del.; Richard L., Mertztown R.1; sister Marjorie, wife of William Bancroft, Whitehall Township; 4 grandchildren. Trexler-Ludwick Funeral Home, 25 E. Weis St., Topton.

Morning call pg B-7

5/1/1990

Allentown PA

Topton Union Cemetery, Topton, Berks Co., PA

Ruth

Emma Catherine

Deisher

09/25/1854

12/9/1932

Following an illness of several weeks, Mrs. Emma Catherine Deisher, wife of Peter A. Deisher, died at 12.15 a.m. yesterday morning of heart failure at her home, 1341 Chew street. Apparently in excellent health when she retired early in the evening, she was stricken ill towards midnight. Her feeble calls brought members of her family to her bedside and she expired soon after. Mrs. Deisher was 78 years, 2 months and 14 days of age. She was born in Lower Macungie township and was the daughter of Henry Ruth and wife Sarah, nee Schmoyer. She was held in high esteem by many friends. There survive her husband, a son, Charles, two daughters, Mrs. Ed. Casper, and Mrs. A. P. Foose, of Allentown, six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, a brother, George Ruth, Alburtis Route 1. Mrs. Deisher was a member of the Reformed congregation of Lehigh church and the Ladies Aid society.

The funeral will be held Tuesday at 1.30 p.m. with short services at the house and continued services at the church. Interment will be made in the adjoining cemetery. The body may be viewed from 7 to 9 o'clock Monday evening.

Morning Call, page 7

12/10/1932

Allentown, PA

Lehigh Church Cemetery, Alburtis

Ruth

Ervin L.

 

11/15/1902

9/5/1969

Ruth.- Erwin L., son of Allen and Sallie Ruth. was born in New Britain Twp., Pa., Nov. 15, 1902; died at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., from a heart attack, Sept. 5, 1969; aged 66 y. 9 m. 21 d. On Jan. 15, 1927, he was married to Mabel Mininger, who survives. Also surviving are 4 children (Elaine-Mrs. Lowell Moyer, Marilyn, James, and Eleanor), one sister, and 3 brothers. He was preceded in death by one son. On Nov. 27, 1955, he was ordained to the office of deacon and served the Line Lexington congregation.

He was a member of the Line Lexington Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 10, with Arthur Ruth, Claude Meyers, and Harvey Bauman officiating.

Gospel Herald

 

 

Line Lexington Mennonite Cemetery

Ruth

Kathryn N.

Bishop

11/19/1892

1/1/1953

Bishop, --- Kathryn N., daughter of the late Abram and Amelia (Nice) Ruth, was born in Bucks Co., Pa., Nov. 19, 1892. She died at her home in Lansdale, Pa., Jan. 1, 1953; after a lengthy illness of multiple sclerosis; aged 60 y. 1 m. 13 d. Her marriage to Rhine B. Bishop was on March 12, 1919. She was an active member of the Line Lexington Mennonite Church, having been a Sunday-school teacher, summer Bible School teacher, and a sewing circle officer. She was preceded in death by an infant son and one sister (Clara R. Clemens). Surviving are her husband, one son (J. Russell, Hatfield, Pa.), 3 grandchildren, one brother (John, Philadelphia, Pa.), and 2 sisters (Mabel-Mrs. Herman L. Bishop and Emma-Mrs. Curtis Z. Rittenhouse, both of Lansdale, Pa.).

Funeral services were in charge of Claude B. Meyers, assisted by Jacob C. Clemens, at the Line Lexington Mennonite Church, Jan. 5, with interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Gospel Herald

 

 

Line Lexington Mennonite Cemetery

Ruth

Lizzie M.

Godshall

12/09/1880

4/6/1953

Godshall, --- Lizzie M. (Ruth), was born in Skippack, Pa., Dec. 9, 1880; passed away April 6, 1953; aged 72 y. 3 m. 28 d. She was in ill health for the past five years and a heart condition was the cause of her death. She was a member of the Souderton Mennonite Church and will be remembered for her Christian testimony. Her first husband, Samuel Beyer, died in 1913. She was then married to Allen B. Godshall, who passed away in 1938. Surviving are 7 children (Elmer K. Beyer, Marietta, Pa.; Mary Beyer, Lansdale, Pa.; Russel R. Beyer, Lititz, Pa.; Lloyd R. Beyer, Souderton, Pa.; Mrs. Ben Bollinger, Lebanon, Pa.; Frank Famous, Collegeville, Pa.; and Mildred Godshall, Hatfield, Pa.), one brother (George, Norristown, Pa.), one sister (Mrs. Sallie Ranbo, Philadelphia, Pa.), 31 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.

Services were in charge of Jacob Moyer, Elmer Moyer, and Marvin Anders.

Gospel Herald

 

 

Souderton Mennonite Cemetery, Montgomery County, PA

Ruth

Martha Laura

Kriebel

07/25/1885

8/16/1959

Kriebel, Martha, daughter of the late John and Mary (Rickert) Ruth, was born July 25, 1885, in Bucks Co., Pa.; died of a cardio renal illness Aug. 16, 1959, at the home of her son, Warren, Souderton, Pa.; aged 74 y. 22 d. She was married in 1907, to Frank C. Kriebel, who died in 1929. Surviving are 2 sons and 2 daughters (Abram, Collegeville; Warren, Souderton; Mary-Mrs. Norman Benner, Telford; and Sarah-Mrs. Edwin Fels, Quakertown, Pa.), 19 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 2 brothers (Israel of Howard, Pa.; and Jacob, Colmar, Pa.), and one sister (Elizabeth Hange, Line Lexington, Pa.). She was a member of the Souderton, Church where funeral services were in charge of Jacob M. Moyer, assisted by R. B. Musselman and A. D. Ruth.

Gospel Herald

 

 

Souderton Mennonite Cemetery, Montgomery Co

Rutt

Adeline

Shook

04/07/1847

11/8/1932

Mrs. Adeline Shook, widow of Adam Shook, died at her home on High street, East Bangor, last night, following a few days illness from pneumonia, age 85 years. Mrs. Shook was a resident of East Bangor for the past 25 years, and was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church, East Bangor. She is survived by the following children: William Shook, Mrs. Joseph Rader and Miss Anna Shook, East Bangor; Jacob Shook, Nazareth; Herbert Shook, Plainfield township and Elmer L. Shook, of Pen Argyl; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held Saturday at 1:30 at her late home, with continued services in Grace Lutheran Church. Interment will be made in the family plot in Plainfield cemetery.

Easton Express, pg. 5

11/9/1932

Easton, PA

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

Rutt

Jay A.

 

4/26/1917

7/4/2004

JAY A. RUTT Jay A. Rutt, 87, of Washington Twp., PA, formerly of Bangor, died Sunday, July 4, 2004, in Easton Hospital, Wilson Boro. Born: April 26, 1917, in Bangor, PA, a son of the late Luther and Leah Butler Rutt. Personal: He worked as a maintenance man at the former Blue Ridge-Winkler, Bangor, retiring in 1974. He served in the Army in World War II. Memberships: He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Bangor, PA. He was a life member of the Bangor Elks Lodge 1106, former member of the Richmond Lions Club and Phoebe Slate Belt Auxiliary. Survivors: his wife, Ruth E. Godshalk; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Jones.

Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, in James B. Gaffney Funeral Home, 314 S. Main St., Bangor, PA. Call 10 a.m. until time of service Thursday in the funeral home. Burial will be in Plainfield Cemetery, Plainfield Twp., PA. "Morning Call", Allentown, PA, Wednesday, 7 July 2004, pg. B-09 : Jay A. Rutt, 87, of Washington Township, formerly of Bangor, died Sunday, July 4, in Easton Hospital. He was the husband of Ruth E. (Godshalk) Rutt.

Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, James B. Gaffney Funeral Home, 314 S. First St., Bangor. Call 10-11 a.m. Thursday. Interment, Plainfield Cemetery. Contributions: Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 404 Broadway, Bangor 18013.

Express Times pg. B-5

7/7/2004

Easton Pa.

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

Rutt

Von E.

 

7/2/1915

6/11/1995

Von E. Rutt lived at 680 American-Bangor Road in Bangor, PA. He was employed in the maintenance department of the former Eastern Northampton County Vocational-Technical School in Forks Township before retiring in 1975. Before that, he was a route salesman for the former Mary MacIntosh Laundry in Easton from 1951 to 1971 and previously, worked for the former Julius Kayser Silk Mill in Bangor. He was a member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Johnsonville and was an Army veteran of WW II. He was a member of the Slate Belt and Bangor senior citizens and AARP and was a volunteer grandparent at the Plainfield Elementary School. Von died at the age of 79.

The Express-Times, pg. B-7

6/13/1995

Easton, PA

St. John's Cemetery, Bangor, PA

Ryan

Joseph Gerard

 

3/16/1927

9/11/2009

Joseph G. Ryan Joseph G. Ryan, 82, of Bethlehem, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2009 in the V.N.A. Hospice House of St. Luke's, Lower Saucon Township. He was the husband of Evelyn S. (Stephens) Ryan. He was born in Jersey City, N.J. on March 16, 1927 to the late Michael and Louise (Eisberg) Ryan. Joseph worked as a supervisor for Kraft Foods, Fogelsville, retiring after 42 years. He served his country honorably during World War II in the Navy. He was a member of St. Anne's Catholic Church, Bethlehem. Survivors: In addition to his loving wife of 20 years is a son, Michael G. and his wife, Janice J., of Chapel Hill, N.C.; daughter, Patricia R., wife of Scott Somers, of Virginia Beach, Va.; four grandchildren, Alison and Ken Ryan, Megan and Shannon Somers. He was predeceased by a brother and four sisters.

Services: memorial, 11 a.m. Saturday, September 26,, 2009 in the Heintzelman Funeral Home Inc., 326 Main St., Hellertown. Family and friends are invited to call from 10:30-11 a.m. Saturday. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorials to the V.N.A. Hospice at St. Luke's, 1510 Valley Center Parkway, Bethlehem, PA 18018.

The Morning Call

 

Allentown PA

 

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