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Dorothy E.




Dorothy X. Butz; 85; Hyde Park, Vt., formerly Emmaus; died Thursday, July 2, Birchwood Terrace Convalescent Center, Burlington, Vt.; wife of the late Raymond D. Butz; 1983 cum laude graduate, Johnson State College, at age of 70; also attended Moravian College; music teacher, Waterbury, Wolcott, Craftsbury, all in Vermont. conducted private piano lessons, Emmaus; born Allentown; daughter of the late Walter G. & Anna (Landis) Xander; member, First Congregational Church, Morrisville, Vt.; past president, Girl Scout Leaders Association; started first Brownie Troop in Emmaus many years ago. Survivors: daughter, Barbara Thomke, wife of Robert Mulcahy, Jericho, Vt.; sons, William, Hendersonville, N.C.; John, Eden Prairie, Minn.; sister, Mrs. Jean Rems, Allentown; 5 grandchildren; niece.

White-Fiess Funeral Home, Morrisville.

Morning Call pg. B-24


Allentown, PA







Mrs. Caroline, wife of Daniel Kleckner, of Egypt, died on Tuesday of stomach troubles. She was 66 years of age and is survived by her husband, two sons and six daughters and two sisters.

Funeral Saturday afternoon. Rev. J. D. Schindel officiating.




Egypt Cemetery, Egypt, PA


James A.




James A. Yeager, proprietor of the Dorneyville Hotel, died yesterday of a complication of diseases, after being bedfast for about four weeks. He was 66 years of age and had been in failing health for some time. He was born near the Salisbury Church and was for many years a farmer. When he retired from farming he purchased the hotel at Cedarville, where he lived for thirty years, when he rented it and purchased the hotel property at Dorneyville, where he has lived for five years. Besides his wife, a sister of Tilghman and Daniel Dorney, one son survives.

Lehigh Register and the Allentown Democrat



Cedar Church Cemetery, Cetronia, South Whitehall Township, PA


John Daniel




 JOHN D. YEISLEY John D. Yeisley died yesterday at 4:30 p.m. at his home, Shimer's Hill, Nazareth R.D. 1. He was born July 18, 1882, in Palmer Township, son of the late J. Freeman and Ellen Paul Yeisley. He was a member of St. Peter's Reformed Church, Tatamy. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Cora Fisher Yeisley, two brothers, the Rev. William A. Yeisley, of Owego, N.Y., and Jacob F. Yeisley, of Easton, and a sister, Mrs. Archibald Rader, of Tatamy.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Bartholomew funeral home, Nazareth, with the Rev. F. R. Shafer officiating. Interment will be in Forks Cemetery.

Easton Express pg. 14


Easton PA.

Forks (aka. Salem Church) Cemetery, Forks Twp., Northampton Co., PA


Martha Levina




 MARTHA L. BEHM SEIP Martha L. Behm Seip, 86, of Allentown, died Thursday, Nov. 4, in Sacred Heart Hospital. She was the wife of the late Robert E. Seip. She was a clerk in the gourmet shop at the former Hess's department store, Allentown, for 18 years, retiring in 1978. Previously she was a cigar maker for the former General Cigar Co., Allentown, for 31 years. Born in Hanover Township, she was a daughter of the late Paul Yelles and Carrie (Dewalt) Yelles Keller. She was a member of St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, Allentown. Survivors: Daughter, Mrs. Roxanne M. Kane of Allentown; brothers, Warren Keller, Marcus Keller, Alfred Yelles and Stanley Yelles, all of Allentown, and Leon Yelles and Wilson Yelles, both of Allen Township; sister, Carrie Billman of South Whitehall Township; stepsister, Dorothy Graver of Emeryville, Calif.; a granddaughter and a great-grandson.

Services: 10 a.m. Monday, Trexler Funeral Home, 1625 Highland St., Allentown. Call 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday and 9-10 a.m. Monday.

Morning Call pg. B-29


Allentown PA



Clark Willard




Clark Willard Yetter lived on Belvidere-Riverton Road, Bangor RD 2, PA. He was a farmer, retiring in 1964, and a Lower Mount Bethel school director. For many years Clark and his wife, Lottie, owned Sun-Side stock farm in Lower Mount Bethel Twp. He was a member of Trinity UCC, Stone Church, and was a former elder and deacon of the church. He died at the age of 78 years, 7 months, and 20 days

The Express


Easton, PA

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


George Alvin




George A. Yetter, a lifelong resident of Stone Church, and a farmer by occupation, died yesterday afternoon at the Easton hospital after an operation, aged 59 years. He was a son of the late Hiram and Sarah Weidman Yetter, of Stone church and was unmarried.

Bangor Daily News



Centerville Cemetery, Stone Church, Upper Mt. Bethel Twp., Northampton Co., PA


Irene B.




Irene B. Parsons, 94, of Washington Township, formerly of East Bangor, died March 1 in Phoebe Slate Belt Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Bangor R.1. She was the wife of the late Bernie W. Parsons. She was a secretary for the former S.H. Hamm Slate Exchange, Bangor, and East Bangor Cemetery Association. Born in Bangor, she was a daughter of the late Luther P. and Elva (Reimer) Yetter. She was a Methodist. Survivors: Son, Larry B. of Plainfield Township; four step grandchildren, seven step great-grandchildren.

Services: 11 a.m. Friday, James B. Gaffney Funeral Home, 314 S. First St., Bangor. Call 10-11 a.m. Friday. Contributions: Phoebe Slate Belt Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Morning Call


Allentown, PA



Jacob Charles




Charles J. Yetter Pen Argyl Resident, Dies in Hospital Charles J. Yetter, 61, husband of Anna Resh Yetter, 515 West Main Street, Pen Argyl, died Saturday night in St. Luke's hospital, Bethlehem where he had been a patient for the past two weeks.

Bangor Daily





Lucille Arlene




Lucille A. Good, 63, of Echo Lake Drive, Bangor, died Tuesday, Jan. 20, at home. She was the wife of Richard J. Good. They were married for 45 years last April. Born in Upper Mount Bethel Township, she was a daughter of Beulah M. (Hess) Yetter of Pen Argyl and the late Granville Yetter. Survivors: Husband and mother; daughter, Karen Krencs of Whitehall Township; brother Melvin of Bangor and a granddaughter.

Services: 11 a.m. Friday, Reed/Gaffney Funeral Home, 4 Lillian Lane, Johnsonville. No calling hours. Contributions: Lehigh Valley Hospice, Palmer Township.

Morning Call, pg. A-12


Allentown, PA



Catherine L.




Mrs. Catherine (Yoder) Stauffer; 92; formerly Fleetwood; died yesterday, Berks Heim, near Reading; widow of Milton Stauffer; member, Trinity Lutheran Church, Topton; born Pikeville, Berks County; daughter of the late Nathan & Emma (Guldin) Yoder. Survivors: sons, Preston Rohrbach, Bethlehem; Clarence Stauffer, Topton; Lawson Stauffer, Topton; Harry, Kutztown R. 1; George, Kutztown; James, Reading; daughters, Ida Haas, Oley; Verna, wife of Abner Croll, Topton; Rachael, wife of Oliver Schlegel, Fleetwood; sister, Rachael Yoder, Topton; brothers, Guldin, Boyertown; Daniel, Lakeland, Fla.; 27 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren.

Christ Funeral Home, 12 W. Main St., Fleetwood.

Morning Call pg, 7


Allentown, PA



Evelyn M.




Evelyn M. Croddy; 85; 903 E. Smith St., Topton; died Monday, Kutztown Manor; husband, Max R. Croddy, died Sept. 13 1988; first husband, Adam A. Heiter, died May 1 1950; born Longswamp Township; daughter of the late Horace R. and Emma C. (Pilgert) Yoder; member, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Mertztown; brusher, Caloric Corp., Topton, enamel plant, 35 years, retiring 1968; past president, Auxiliary, Ray A. Master Post, American Legion, Topton. Survivors: son, Donald R. Heiter, daughter, Goldie C., widow of Herbert J. Geist, sister, Neida V. Reppert, all Topton; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren.

Ludwick Funeral Home, Topton, is in charge of arrangements.

Reading Eagle pg. C-4


Reading, PA



Harris R.




Harris R. Yoder, an invalid for the past 11 years, died Wednesday at his residence in Mertztown. He was in his 77th year. He was the son of the late Henry and Susan, nee Moyer, Yoder, and belonged to the Lutheran wing of the Longswamp church, the P.O.S. of A. in Alburtis and the K.T.E. in Topton. Survivors are as follows: his widow, Emma, nee Pilgert, Yoder; three sons, Henry and Paul, Topton, and Mahlon, Kutztown; five daughters, Eda, Allentown; Mrs. Simeon Sell, Stettlersville; Mrs. Helen Fenstermacher, Alburtis R. 1; Mrs. Adam Heiter, Hancock, and Mrs. Warren Reppert, Mertztown; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Flickinger, Terre Hill, and Mrs. Ella Laudenslager, Allentown, and one brother, James Yoder, Allentown.

Funeral services will be held from the Schofer funeral home, 107 Main St., Topton, at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, with further services in the Longswamp church. Dr. William F. Bond will officiate. Interment will be made in the church cemetery.

Morning Call pg 16


Allentown, Lehigh Co, PA



John Allen




 John A. Yohe John Allen Yohe, one of Wilson's oldest residents and former township commissioner, died of complications at his home, 107 South 17th street, at 5:25 o'clock yesterday morning after an illness of four weeks. He was 71 years of age. Mr. Yohe was born in Forks township, a son of the late George R. and Amanda Kepler Yohe and resided in Wilson for the past 30 years. Mr. Yohe learned the miller's trade when a young man and was engaged in that business for 50 years. He was employed by Mann and Allshouse for 25 years and left that firm three years ago when he accepted a position as janitor of the Hay school building. Mr. Yohe's congenial and cheerful disposition won the love of the children and teachers who always remembered his birthday with a dinner and gifts. He was a staunch Democrat and was elected on the ticket to two terms on the board of commissioners of Wilson township. Mr. Yohe was a member of Memorial Reformed Church. Deceased is survived by his wife, Mrs. Amanda Yohe ;a daughter Mrs. Harry Trauger, at home; a brother, Arthur Yohe, Allentown and two sisters, Mrs. George Henritzy, Hazleton, and Mrs. Seidlinger, Philadelphia.

Easton Express pg. 12


Easton, PA







Charles F. Yons; 88; formerly Coopersburg; died yesterday, La Grange, Ill.; husband of Harriett (Bleam) Yons; tool maker, Bethlehem Steel Corp., retiring 20 years ago; born Upper Saucon Township; son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Jessie Yons. Survivors: widow; daughter, Alma, wife of Donald Reber, La Grange, with whom he lived; son Russell, Coopersburg R. 2; 5 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren.

Willard L. Gruver Funeral Home, Main & Oxford streets, Coopersburg.

Morning Call pg. 30


Allentown PA.

Union Cemetery, Hellertown, Northampton co, PA


Candace Matilda




After an illness of only three weeks, Mrs. Candice Matilda Ritter, wife of Calvin W. Ritter, of Pottstown, died Wednesday of stomach trouble. She was aged 42 years, 10 months and 16 days. The death of Mrs. Ritter is unusually sad, as she had always expressed a desire to see her son, Rev. Norman Y. Ritter, become a Lutheran minister. And yet, when he graduated at the Mt. Airy Theological Seminary, about 10 days ago, she was unable to be present at the commencement exercises. On Monday her son was ordained a Lutheran minister, and was given a charge at Eden, Bucks County, PA. Mrs. Ritter is survived by her husband, Calvin W. Ritter, and six children: Rev. Norman Y. Ritter, Elmer, Walter, Minnie, Frederick and Edna. She also leaves five brothers and three sisters. They are: Jacob Yergey, of Fritz's Mill; Luther Yergey of Michigan; Mahlon Yergey of Kansas; Ambrose Yergey, of Reading; Henry Yergey, of Columbia; Mrs. Ellen Levengood of Pottstown; Mrs. Sallie Geller, of Lansdale; and Mrs. Wilbur Bowen of Harrisburg. The family formerly resided at New Berlinville, and Mr. Ritter is a well known jeweler.

The funeral will take place next Tuesday and interment will be made in Pottstown.

Berks County Democrat


Boyertown, PA



Clara B.




Mrs. Clara Dengler, Boyertown, wife of Henry Dengler died at her home, Colebrookdale [Little Oley]. She was 68 years old. She leaves her husband and these children: Annie and Ellen at home; Edwin, Stowe; Mrs. Alving Steltz, this place [Boyertown]; Mrs. Charles Young, Norristown; Amy, at home, and Mrs. Isaac Swavely, Pine Forge, and these brothers and sisters: Mrs. Zephaniah Roshon, Morysville; Mrs. Malinda Davidheiser, New Hanover; Henry, Iron Stone; Alfred, Wyomissing, and George, Philadelphia.

Berks County Democrat



Fairview Cemetery, Boyertown, PA


Lawrence Gresh




Lawrence G. Yorgey, aged 42 yrs, of Fleetwood, RD 1, died in the Reading Hospital from a stomach ailment. He was a son of the late Henry and Maggie (Gresh) Yorgey. Surviving are his widow, Stella (Moyer) a daughter, Betty June, and these brothers and sisters: Henry of Pottstown; Timothy and Warren, of Boyertown RD; Robert of Fleetwood RD 1; Mrs. Mary Miller and Rebecca Yorgey of Boyertown RD.

Funeral services were held this (Thursday) afternoon in the funeral home of Clayton H. Moyer, Bechtelsville. Further services in Hill Church, the Rev. Paul J. Dundore officiating. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Boyertown Times



St. Joseph's Hill Church, PA


Luella M.




Louella M. (Fritz) McElwee, 75, widow of Herbert O. McElwee of RD 2, Boyertown, died Tuesday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. Born in Boyertown she was a daughter of the late Leidy and Luruqua (Fritz) Yorgey. She was a homemaker, an avid gardener and a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Boyertown. Mrs. McElwee is survived by one daughter; Susan K., wife of George D. Hill of Boyertown; four sons, Ralph H. McElwee of Gilbertsville, Neal R. McElwee of Reading, and David L. McElwee and Robert D. McElwee both of Boyertown; one brother Russel Yorgey of Boyertown; one sister Catherine, wife of Howard Schealer, of Boyertown, and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday from the Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home, 111 N. Reading Avenue, Boyertown. Friends may call at 9 a.m. Saturday until the time of the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Boyertown. Contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 45 N. Reading Ave., Boyertown, PA 19512.

Pottstown Mercury



Fairview Cemetery, Boyertown, PA


Malinda Bower




New Hanover Woman Dies Mrs. Malinda B. Davidheiser, widow of the late Levi H. Davidheiser, died at her late residence in New Hanover following an illness with complications. She was 79 years, 8 months, and 11 days old. Deceased was a daughter of George R. and Elizabeth (Bower) Yorgey, both deceased. There survive the following children: George A. Y. Davidheiser, at home; Charles, Boyertown; Alfred of New Hanover; Levi, Millersville. Also these brothers and sisters, Alfred Yorgey, Ironstone; Olivia wife of Zephaniah Roshon, of Morysville. Also five grandchildren.

The funeral will be held from [the] late home on Monday, June 16, at 10:00 o'clock. Further services will be conducted in the Fairview chapel Boyertown, conducted by Ref. J. J. Kline, Ph.D. Interment in Fairview Cemetery. Undertaker James J. Brown has charge.

Funeral, Berks County Democrat, Thursday, June 19, 1924: Funeral of Mrs. Davidheiser The funeral of Malinda B. Davidheiser was held from the home of her son, Alfred Davidheiser, in New Hanover.

Services were conducted in the Fairview Chapel, Boyertown, by Rev. J. J. Kline, Ph.D. of Pottstown. Interment was made in the Fairview Cemetery. The floral tributes were very beautiful. Undertaker James J. Brown had charge.

Berks County Democrat



Fairview Cemetery, Boyertown, PA






Paul, a two year old son of Henry B. Yorgey, on Reading Avenue, died very suddenly on Tuesday evening of heart disease.

The funeral took place yesterday morning, interment at Fairview Cemetery. Pall-bearers were Charles were Charles Sassaman, Solomon Erb, Thomas Gabel and Roy Freeman.

Boyertown Democrat



Fairview Cemetery, Boyertown, PA






Services were held for Rebecca (Yorgey) Schwenk, 92, who resided in the Beverly Manor Nursing Home, Exeter Township, since 1989. Born in Douglass Township, Berks Co., she was a teacher at the New Hanover-Upper Frederick Elementary School, retiring in 1969. Her husband, Arthur C. Schwenk, died in 1977. Surviving are a daughter, Esther, wife of Edward Foreman, Boyertown; two nieces whom she raised; Miriam Wessner, Lakeland, FL, and Phyllis Boyaji of Livingston, NJ, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Westmont Christian Academy, 2675 E. High St., Pottstown, PA 19464, for the Rebecca Y. Schwenk Scholarship Fund.

Boyertown Times









Services were held for Timothy G. Yorgey, 88, widower of Mary E. (Reber) Yorgey, Grist Mill Road, Boyertown RD 2, who died January 22. A U.S. Army veteran of World War I, Mr. Yorgey was a self employed farmer. Surviving are one son, Noryal B., Grist Mill Road, Boyertown RD 2; two brothers, Robert, Fleetwood RD 1; and Warren, Boyertown RD; one sister, Mrs. Rebecca Schwenk, Wyomissing Lodge; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Married Mary E. Reber, (1894 - 1976), buried with Thomas.

Boyertown Times



Union Cemetery, Boyertown, PA


Abraham K.




Yothers.- Abram Kulp, son of Isaac and Annie L. (Kulp) Yothers, was born in Bucks Co., Pa., Oct. 18, 1881; died at Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Oct. 8, 1967: aged 85 y. 11 m. 20 d. On Nov. 13, 1902, he was married to Annie Rice, who died May 2, 1967. 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 Wampbold, Ruth-Mrs. Melvin Moyer, Naomi-Mrs. Wm. Morton), 2 brothers (H. Harrison and John), 65 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren. One daughter (Irma) preceded him in death in 1950.

He was a member of the Blooming Glen Church, where funeral services were held Oct. 12, by David F. Derstine, Jr.

Gospel Herald



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


Mamie R.




Allebach, Mamie Yothers, 86, Souderton, Pa. Born: April 7, 1909, Dublin, Pa., to Abram K. and Anna Rice Yothers. Died: Feb. 27, 1996, Sellersville, Pa., of cancer. Survivors-children: Mary Alderfer, Merrill, Joseph, David; brothers and sisters: Henry and Warren Yothers, Bessie Landes, Anna Yoder, Naomi Morton, Elsie Moyer, Ruth Moyer, Florence Hunsberger, Marion Zischang; 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Joseph F. Allebach (husband), Darvin (son), and Ruth (daughter).

Funeral: March 4, Souderton Mennonite Homes, by Mike Derstine. Burial: Rockhill Mennonite Church Cemetery .

Gospel Herald



Rockhill Mennonite Cemetery






Asher Young Asher Young, 58 years old, formerly of Wilson Borough, died suddenly yesterday at his home in Kingston, of a heart attack. He was a son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Owen A. Young, of Wilson Borough, & lived on North 17th Street up to 33 years ago, when the family moved to Kingston. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elsie (King) Young; 2 sons, Asher Young Jr., a staff sergeant in U.S. Marines, & Floyd Young. an air cadet, located at Springfield, Mass.; & 2 daughters, Mrs. Homer German, of Kingston, & Miss Doris Young, at home. He also leaves 5 brothers & 5 sisters: Lyman A., of Stockertown; Stewart F., of Tatamy; Harvey W., of Allentown; Frank, of Palmer Township; Robert O., of Easton; Mrs. Wesley Hinkel; Mrs. Mildred Schwab; Miss Mabel A. Young, all of Easton; Mrs. Thomas Kessler, of Palmer Township; & Mrs. Fred Stuber, of Phillipsburg.

The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with interment in Wilkes-Barre.

Easton Express, page 2


Easton, PA

Wilkes-Barre, PA


Edna Ida




Mrs. Edna I. Kessler, 76, widow of Thomas C. Kessler, died today at the home of her son-in-law & daughter, Mr. & Mrs. Allen LaRosa Jr., 1023 Lehigh Street, with whom she resided 11 years. She was in ill health 1 1/2 years. Mrs. Kessler formerly resided at Greenwood Avenue, palmer Township, for more than 40 years. Born in Forks Township, Dec. 1, 1887, she was a daughter of the late Owen & Ann Eliza Arner Young. Her husband died in May 1950. She was of the Lutheran faith. She was a charter member of Unit 12, Mothers of World War II, Easton. Survivors include 4 sons, Walter H., of Portsmouth, Ark.; Lester E. & Richard C., both of Easton; Edward L., of Beverly, Mass; 3 other daughters, Ada, wife of Walter Purdy, of Tatamy; Arlene, wife of Paul Nolf, of Palmer Township; and Jean, wife of Henry Marsteller, of Alpha, New Jersey; 12 grandchildren & 1 great-grandchild. She was the last member of a family of 12 children.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Schmidt Mortuary, Nazareth.

Easton Express, page 55


Easton, PA

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






Elizabeth George, widow of the late Samuel George, one of the oldest residents of Moore township, died at her home at Moorestown on Sunday morning after a short illness of a complication of diseases, aged 92 years. She is survived by several nephews and nieces.

The funeral will be held on Thursday afternoon with services at the house and additional services in the Moorestown church. Rev. J. H. Smith, of Bath, and Rev. C. H. Hemath, of Bethlehem, will officiate. Interment will be made in the Fairview cemetery.

Easton Express, pg. 5


Easton, PA

Fairview Cemetery, Moorestown, Moore Township, PA


Eva Mathilda




Mrs. Paul Houck Mrs. Eva Mathilda Houck, 48, wife of Paul Houck, Main Street, Stockertown, died yesterday upon being admitted to St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill. Mrs. Houck was born in Stockertown, a daughter of Mrs. Anna Happel Young & the late Lyman Young. She was a member of Forks Evangelical Reformed Church & its Mothers Auxiliary. & was affiliated with Boy Scout activities in Stockertown. Surviving in addition to her husband & mother are 2 daughters, Lorraine, at home, and Mrs. Dorothy Hawk, of Nazareth; 2 sons, Albert, of Cherry Hill & Donald, at home, & a sister, Mrs. Charles Uhler, of Stockertown.

Easton Express, page 22


Easton, PA



Harvey Wilson




Harvey W. Young, 71, of Allentown RD#1, died yesterday at Allentown Hospital where he had been a patient for 6 weeks. His health had been failing for 2 years. Mr. Young was born in Easton, a son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Owen Young. He moved to Allentown in 1931, & prior to his illness worked as a painter for the Atlantic Refining Company. He was of the Lutheran faith. Surviving are his wife, Lucy M. Bronson Young; 4 sons, Earl of Bethlehem; Joseph of Wind Gap RD#1; Daniel of Allentown; and Frederick of Lansdale; 3 step-daughters, Mary Trumbauer of Illinois, New York; Mrs. Shirley Snyder of Buffalo, New York; and Mrs. Eleanor Strohall of Mohawk, New York; a brother, Robert of Easton; 4 sisters, the Misses Mabel & Carrie Young, and Mrs. Edna Kessler, all of Easton, and Mrs. Mary Schwab of Phillipsburg; and 13 grandchildren.

Easton Express, page 13


Easton, PA

Forks Cemetery, Forks Township, PA


Hattie E.




Mrs. Hattie Young Kist, 57, wife of Earl Kist, of 1560 Northampton Street, died at Easton Hospital at noon today. She had been in ill health for the last 5 years. Mrs. Kist was born in Easton, a daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. Lovene Young. She was a member of St. Mark's Evangelical-Reformed Church. Beside her husband, she is survived by a son, John P. Kist, of Easton; 2 daughters, Mrs. Paul Aagaard & Mrs. Wilbur Fuehrer, both of Easton; 2 brothers, Willard Young, of North Plainfield, NJ, and Arthur Young, of Easton; 2 sisters, Mrs. J.G. Everard, of Huntingdon, & Mrs. H,G, Kemp, of Rochester, NY, & 4 grandchildren.

Easton Express, page 25


Easton, PA

Easton Heights Cemetery, Easton, PA


Karl G.




Karl G. Young, Army Veteran Karl G. Young, 84, formerly of Bethlehem, died Thursday, Sept. 18, in Homestead Village Health Care Center, Lancaster, Pa., where he lived for 3 months. He worked for Bethlehem Steel until retiring in 1977. Born in Freemansburg, he was a son of the late George & Helen Steifel Young. He previously lived at Oak Leaf Manor North, 2901 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster for 3 years. An Army Veteran of World War II, he served in Africa & the Middle East & received 3 bronze service stars. There were no immediate survivors. A sister, Mildred Saeger, died in 1996. The Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home, 141 East Orange Street, Lancaster, is in charge of arrangements.

Express-Times, page B-06


Easton, PA

Freemansburg Cemetery, Freemansburg, Northampton Co., Pa


Mabel A.




Miss Mabel A. Young Miss Mabel A. Young of 24 South 2nd Street, Easton, died at 5:45 p.m. yesterday in Easton Hospital after a long illness. Miss Young, a lifelong resident of Easton was admitted to the hospital on Nov.12. She had worked at the Ashton Casket Co., of Easton for 32 years as a seamstress. She was a member of St. Mark's Evangelical & Reformed Church, Easton. She was a daughter of the late Owen A. & Anna Eliza Arner Young. Surviving are 2 sisters, Mrs. Edna Kessler, of Easton; and Mrs. Carrie Steuber, of Carpentersville, NJ, and a brother Robert O., of Easton. There are several nieces & nephews.

Easton Express, page 22


Easton, PA

Easton Heights Cemetery, Easton, PA






Owen Young, aged 75 years, died Friday morning, 24th September, at the home of his son, George Young, at Freemansburg. He had been ill only a few days. Deceased was a son of the late Joseph & Marie Arner Young, & had been a resident of Freemansburg for many years. Beside his son, George, he is survived by 1 brother, Walter L. Young, of Doylestown, and 1 grandchild. Easton Express Easton, Pa Friday, 23rd September, 1927 page 3 Owen Young, aged 75 years, died at 1:30 this morning at the home of his son, George Young, 434 Main Street, Freemansburg. He had been ill only a few days. Deceased was a son of the late Joseph & Marie (Arner) Young & had been a resident of Freemansburg for many years. Besides his son, George, he is survived by 1 brother, Walter L. Young, of Doylestown, & 1 grandchild.

The funeral will be held on Monday at 2 pm.

Bucks County Intelligencer


Doylestown, PA

Freemansburg Cemetery, Freemansburg, Northampton Co., Pa


Owen A.




The funeral of Owen Yong took place from the late home of the deceased, on Chestnut Hill, in Forks Township, this morning.

Services, conducted by Rev. David Kuntz, of Nazareth, were held in Arndt's Church and were largely attended. Among the beautiful floral tributes was a large cross from the Prudential Insurance Company, a sickle from Manitoba Tribe of Red Man, and a gates ajar from the silk mill, where a son of the deceased is employed. Four members of Manitoba Tribe and two Prudential agents officiated as the pallbearers.

Easton Daily Express, page 6


Easton, PA

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


Stewart Filmore




Stewart Young, 67, prominent resident of Tatamy, died unexpectedly last night at his home. He was employed by Pennsylvania Pump & Compressor Co., and had worked during the day. After his return from work, he was stricken with a heart attack & died in a short time. He was a native of Forks Township, son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Owen Young. He was a member of the Lutheran Congregation of Forks Church & of the Sunday school; of the Knights of Malta, Tatamy; Anoquesy Lodge No. 413, F & A M of Bath; Delhigh Lodge No. 713 Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen & Engineers; and of Tatamy Fire Co. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Annie E. Shimer Young; 8 children; Mrs. Russel Eichlin, Bangor RD; Mrs. Horace Reagan, Achenbach's Crossing; Mrs. Charles DeReamus, Tatamy; Miss Nellie Young, Seattle, Wash.; Miss Laura Young, at home; Oscar Young, Allentown; James Young, Hecktown; and Clarence Young, Easton, also by 15 grandchildren. He also leaves 4 brothers & 4 sisters, Lyman Young, Stockertown; Harvey Young, Allentown; Frank Young, Easton RD#2; Robert Young, Mrs. D. Wesley Hinkle, Mrs. Thomas Kessler, and Miss Mabel Young, all of Easton; and Mrs. Fred Stuber, Phillipsburg.

Easton Express, page 20


Easton, PA

Forks Cemetery, Forks Township, PA






Mrs. Mianna Youngkin Coleman, wife of William Coleman, died on Saturday evening at her home at Butztown of general debility, aged 76 years, 1 month, & 6 days. Beside her husband, she is survived by 2 sons, a daughter, and 6 grandchildren. Deceased was born at Butztown, a daughter of the late Reuben & Eliza Youngkin. She was a life-long member of St. John's Reformed Church, Farmersville.

The funeral will be held on Wednesday from her late home at 1:30 p.m., followed by services in the church at Farmersville, and interment in the adjoining Cemetery.

Easton Express, page 5


Easton, PA

Lutheran Union Cemetery, Farmersville, PA


Bessie M




Mrs. Bessie Geist; 76; 184 Seem St., Emmaus; died Sunday, Allentown Osteopathic Hospital; widow of Edwin J. Geist, who died in 1972; born Weissport; daughter of the late George C. & Sara Elizabeth (Savitz) Zellner; member, St. John's Lutheran Church, Emmaus; charter member, Emmaus Legion Auxiliary, Post 191. Survivors: son, Robert K., Emmaus; sister, Mrs. Minnie Brader, Bethlehem; brothers, Walter, Portland; James, Allentown; Wilmer, Allentown; 3 grandchildren.

Reinsmith Funeral Home, 225 Elm St., Emmaus.

Morning call pg. D-4


Allentown PA.

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


Welton E.




Welton E. Zentner; 86; N. Haas St., Topton; died Saturday, May 14, 2005, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Twp.; married to Beatrice M. (Hieter) Zentner; married August 24, 1946; born Emmaus, Lehigh County; service manager, Geo. Y. Brubaker, Inc., Kutztown, over 11 years; previously, plumber, Frey's Plumbing, Topton, 1952-1972; previously worked, Pennypacker Foundry, Emmaus, 1938-1942, 1945-1952; Army veteran, World war II; Topton Borough Councilman, 16 years, 1940's & 1950's; member, Old Time Minstrels; member, Brandywine Booster Minstrels, Topton, 1976-1994; member, Topton Lions Club; member, Trinity Lutheran Church, Topton. Survivors: wife; daughter, JoAnne L., wife of Robert E. Sunday, Bowers; 4 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren. Buried, Topton Union Cemetery.

Ludwick Funeral Home, Topton.




Topton Union Cemetery


Eva J.




In memory of In memory of Mrs. Eva Zerby Heim Pitman, PA. Born May 14, 1891 Departed this life ,June 18, 1967. Age 76 years, 1 month, 4 days Services from Zion Evangelical Congregational Church Pitman, PA Thursday, June 22, 1967 at 2 p.m. Officiating Pastor Rev. Bruce N. Hall, Pitman, PA Interment Zion Church Cemetery, Pitman, PA Survived by twelve children: Mrs. Leroy Harring, Mt. Carmel, PA; Mrs. Miles Wetzel, Millersburg, PA; Mrs. Charles Houseseal, Havre de Grace, MD; Mrs. Ammond Wilkel, Palmyra, PA; Mrs. Francis Willier, Pitman, PA; Harold Heim, Pitman, PA; John Heim, Pitman, PA; Harry Heim, Pitman, PA; Mrs. Nelson Wetzel, Pitman, PA; Leroy Heim, Pitman, PA; Mrs. Felix Kehler, Pitman, PA; Alton Heim, Pitman, Pa. One brother, John Zerby, Herndon, PA. Further survivors: forty five grandchildren, forty one great-grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements by: Lawrence E. Rothermal Funeral Home, Klingerstown, RD #1, PA.




Zion Church Cemetery, Pitman, Schuylkill County, PA


Carrie H.




 Carrie H. Peters, 92, formerly of Reading, died Saturday in the Phoebe Home, Allentown. She was the widow of Ralph V. Peters. She was a winder for Noble and Horst, Reading, for many years. Born in Washington Township, Lehigh County, she was a daughter of the late Amandes and Emma (Newhard) Zerfass. She was a member of First United Church of Christ, Reading. Survivors: Nephews.

Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Moyer Hall of the Phoebe Home. Call 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Phoebe Home. Arrangements, Richard A. Heintzelman Funeral Home, 54 Summit Road, Schnecksville.

Morning Call pg. B-22


Allentown PA.

Union Church cemetery, Neffs, North Whitehall Twp., Lehigh Co., PA


Elias Benjamin




ELIAS B. ZERFASS Elias B. Zerfass, an aged resident of Ironton, died yesterday morning after an illness of complications of diseases, aged 72 years. The deceased was well known in North Whitehall township and for a number of years was school director from that district. He is survived by four children: Mrs. Benjamin Frantz and Freeman Zerfass, of Allentown; Walter Zerfass, of Gilbon, NY, and James Zerfass, of Ironton. Three sisters, Mrs. Owen Kern, Slatington; Mrs. Henry Kern, Egypt and Mrs. Amandas Frantz, of Catasauqua, also survive.

The funeral will be held on Saturday morning at 9:30 o'clock.

Services will be conducted in the church at Unionville, with interment in adjoining cemetery.

Moravian Historical Society


Nazareth, PA

Union Church cemetery, Unionville (now Neffs), North Whitehall Twp., Lehigh Co., PA


Harold Edwin




 Harold E. Searfass, 67, of 241 E. South St., Allentown, was pronounced dead Friday in Sacred Heart Hospital after being stricken at home. He was the husband of Betty J. (Green) Searfass. They were married 39 years last September. He was a monument delivery man for the Wenz Co. Inc., Allentown, for the past several years. Before that, he was a laborer for the Drum Construction Co., Telford, for many years. Born in Catasauqua, he was a son of the late Leon W. and Ruth (Henselman) Searfass. He was an Army veteran of World War II and an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Survivors: Wife; son, Harold E. Jr., and daughter, Helen M., wife of Jeffrey Curzi, both of Allentown; brother, Lamont of Breinigsville; sister, Elaine of Allentown, and three grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Gerald.

Services: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Kulik Funeral Home, 426 Hanover Ave., Allentown. Call 7-8 p.m. Tuesday.

Morning Call pg. B-32


Allentown PA



Hilda M




Mrs. Hilda M. Werley, 84, of 56 E. River Road, Slatington, died Tuesday in her home. She was the wife of Claire P. F. Werley. They observed their 60th wedding anniversary last August. She was a weaver at Stanwood Mills Inc., Slatington, for 40 years until retiring in 1962. Born in Washington Township, she was a daughter of the late Amandus and Emma (Newhard) Zerfass. She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Slatington. Mrs. Werley was a former director of the Vigilant Fire Co. auxiliary, Slatington. Surviving with her husband are two sons, Rodney D., with whom she resided, and Aubrey R. of Danielsville; a sister, Mrs. Carrie Peters of Allentown; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Verdun S. Price, Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Fox Funeral Home, 1002 Main St., Slatington. A calling hour will precede the services.

Morning Call pg B-12


Allentown PA

Union Church cemetery, Neffs, North Whitehall Twp., Lehigh Co., PA


Jonathan W.




JOHN V. ZERFASS John V. Zerfass, former chief engineer for the Penn Dixie Cement Company and for 40 years an employee of the company, died at 9 o'clock Saturday night at his home at Cherry Hill, Nazareth R.D. He was in his 74th year. Born in Lehigh County, Mr. Zerfass was a son of the late Joel P. and Mary Ann, nee Miller, Zerfass. He lived in Nazareth for more than 40 years and, until he retired, last June, was associated with the Penn Dixie Cement Company. He was a member of the Reformed faith. Surviving are his wife, Mary, nee Burkett, Zerfass; two sons, Wilson A. Zerfass, of Nazareth, and Herbert C. Zerfass, at home; a step-son, Charles Zellner, Hecktown; 10 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at his home on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Interment will be in the Hope Cemetery, Hecktown. Friends may call Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. The Rev. C. A. Butz will officiate. (Above obituary found in newspaper clipping collection at Moravian Historical Society, Nazareth, PA. Name of newspaper unknown.)




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


Nathaniel P.




NATHANIEL ZERFASS Nathaniel Zerfass, of 138 South Seventh Street, Allentown, died Christmas morning at his home, in his 66th year. He was formerly a resident of Catasauqua, and was a painter by trade. He is survived by his wife, Cara, nee Wagner, and four children: Leon, Mrs. Annie Lesser, Mrs. Minnie Scheirer and Mrs. Maizie Petre; 16 grandchildren, and these brothers and sisters, John Zerfass, Hecktown; Mrs. Charles Johnson, Eagles Point, and Oscar Schaeffer, step-brother, of Allentown.

The funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m.

Moravian Historical Society


Nazareth, PA

Union Church cemetery, Neffs, North Whitehall Twp., Lehigh Co., PA


Perma Annie




PERMA ANNIE ZERFASS Perma Annie Zerfass, 76, of 220 N. Jefferson St., Allentown, died Monday in the Liberty Nursing Center, Allentown. Born in Rising Sun, North Whitehall Township, she was a daughter of the late Freeman C. and Annie S. (Rabert) Zerfass. She was a clerk stenographer for the Veterans Administration, Allentown, for seven years before retiring. She was a member of Grace Evangelical Free Church, Allentown. There are no immediate survivors.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the J. S. Burkholder Funeral Home, 10th and Hamilton streets, Allentown. A calling period will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday until services.

Morning Call


Allentown PA.

Union Church cemetery, Neffs, North Whitehall Twp., Lehigh Co., PA


Sarah Ann




MRS. SARAH FENSTERMAKER Egypt Woman Was in Her 71st Year at Death Mrs. Sarah Fenstermaker Johnson died at 4:55 p.m. Monday at home, the residence of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Morris Lindenmuth, Egypt. She was in her 71st year. Mrs. Johnson was born in Lehigh county, a daughter of the late J. Peter and Mary (Miller) Zerfass. She lived in and around Egypt for the last 50 years. She was a member of Egypt Reformed Church, the Ladies Aid Society and Home Department of the Sunday school, D. of A. council No. 77, Northampton; Coplay P.O. of A. and the auxiliary of the Egypt Fire Company. Surviving are one daughter and four sons, Mrs. Morris Lindenmuth, with whom she lived; Harvey M. Fenstermaker of Egypt, Marcus P. Fenstermaker of Coplay R. 1, Allen D. Fenstermaker of Temple, Tex., and Preston W. Fenstermaker of Northampton; nine grandchildren and one brother, John Zerfass, Nazareth.

The funeral will be held from the home Friday at 1:30 p.m., followed by regular services in Egypt Reformed church. Interment will be made in Egypt cemetery. The Rev. T. R. Brendle will officiate.

Moravian Historical Society, Nazareth, PA



Egypt Cemetery, Egypt, Lehigh Co., PA


Superia E.




MRS. SUPERIA E. KAHM Mrs. Superia E. Kahm, 85, of Germansville R. 1, died Tuesday in the Allentown and Sacred Heart Hospital Center. She was the widow of Charles Kahm. She was a cook for the Parkland School District for 20 years before retiring in 1958. Born in Egypt, she was a daughter of the late Wilson and Mary (Linderman) Zerfass. She was a member of Egypt United Church of Christ. Surviving are two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A son Wilson died in 1971.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Richard A. Heintzelman Funeral Home, 54 Summit Road, Schnecksville. Calling hours will be 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday

Morning Call


Allentown, PA



Warren C.




Warren C. Zerfass, 53, of 461 Blue Ridge Drive, Nazareth, a former Nazareth councilman, died Tuesday in Sacred Heart Hospital. He was the husband of the late Frances (Benvegnu) Zerfass. He was a general accounting manager for Coplay Manufacturing Co. for 33 years. Born in Nazareth, he was a son of Sue D. Zerfass of Nazareth and the late Wilson A. Zerfass. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Nazareth. He was an Army veteran. Surviving with his mother are four sons, James of Harleysville, Michael and Warren J., both of Nazareth, and David, at home; a daughter Susan, wife of Mike Kresge of Nazareth; three brothers, Wilson Jr. of Alexandria, Va., Roger of Sterling, Va., and Richard of Palmer Township, and two grandchildren.

Services at 9:15 a.m. Saturday in the Joseph F. Reichel Funeral Home, 220 Washington Park, Nazareth, will be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 Saturday in the church. Calling hours will be 7-9 p.m. Friday.

Morning Call pg. B-10


Allentown PA.

Upper Holy Family Cemetery, Nazareth, Northampton Co., PA


Warren J.




Warren J. `Chipper` Zerfass, 44, of 407 Belvidere St., Nazareth, died Friday, June 30, in St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill. He was the husband of Linda (Conroy) Zerfass. They were married nine for years last December. He worked in the warehouse at Victaulic, Forks Township, since 1982. Born in Fountain Hill, he was a son of the late Warren C. and Frances (Benvegnu) Zerfass. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Nazareth. He was an Air Force veteran. He was a founder and secretary of the McCallum-Gensits Scholarship Tournament, Nazareth. He was a member of the Holy Family Sick and Relief Society, the Jacksonian Club and Pauky's Pub softball team, all Nazareth. Survivors: Wife; son, John W. at home; brothers, James of Limerick, Montgomery County, Michael and David, both of Nazareth; sister, Susan, wife of Mike Kresge of Nazareth, nieces and nephews.

Services: 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, Reichel Funeral Home, Nazareth; Mass at 10 a.m. in the church. Call 6-8 p.m. Monday. Contributions: To the McCallum-Gensits Scholarship Fund, c/o of the funeral home.

Morning Call pg. B-4


Allentown PA



William D




WILLIAM ZERFASS William Zerfass, 60, a native of Whitehall township and resident of Allentown during most of his life, died Sunday night at a hospital in Selinsgrove, where he had been admitted ten months ago. He was in ill health for more than a year before his admittance to the hospital. A shoe-worker by trade, he lived for about 25 years with a sister, Mrs. Lora Gilbert, 1123 Green St., this city, prior to his illness. Besides Mrs. Gilbert another sister survives.

Private funeral services will be held at the Rabenold funeral home, Thursday morning. Burial will be made in West End cemetery.

Moravian Historical Society


Nazareth, PA

West End Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh Co., PA


William Griffith




DEATH OF WILLIAM G. ZERFASS Stricken with apoplexy just a week ago, William G. Zerfass, of No. 528 New street, gradually sank until five minutes after twelve this morning when he died. Deceased was born in North Whitehall township, nearly 77 years ago and came to this city 28 years ago. He lived at the above address ever since. He was a carpenter and worked for various contractors until four years ago, when he retired. He was a devout member of St. Andrew's Reformed church. He is survived by his wife Sarah nee Walp and the following children: Lillian M., wife of Jacob Sease; Emma J., wife of Horace C. Oberly; Ellemina E., wife of William Smale, of Cedar Knoll, PA; Laura, wife of Harvey Gilbert, of Catasauqua, and one son, William D., residing at home. There are fifteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the late home by Rev. Kern. Interment in West End cemetery.

Moravian Historical Society


Nazareth, PA

West End Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh Co., PA


Anna Nancy




Mrs. George S. Ziegler, died Monday morning at the residence of Fred. Phlieger, Lederachville. The deceased was aged 67 years, 2 months and 17 days. Mrs. Ziegler was one of a family of eleven children, and she is the first to die. The following children survive: Mrs. Fred. Phlieger, Lederachville; Mrs. Isaiah BEAN, Kulpsville; Mrs. John Landis and Mrs. Ed. Ziegler, of Hatfield. Seven children preceded the mother in death. She is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: A.L. Ziegler, Lederachville; Samuel Ziegler, Harleysville; William Ziegler, Allentown; Jacob Ziegler, Illinois; Mrs. Henry Charles, Rudy; Mrs. Joseph Moyer, Pipersville; Mrs. Fred. Barndt, Quakertown; Mrs. Harry Nace, Mrs. Fred. Gottshalk, and Mrs. Webster Clemmer, all of Philadelphia.

The funeral will be held today. Interment will be made on the Salford meeting house cemetery.

Town & Country



Salford Mennonite Cemetery, Montgomery Co., PA


Michael K.




ZIEGLER. - On the 5th day of July 1891, in Telford, Montgomery Co., Pa ., of enteritis and dropsy, Michael Zeigler, aged 61 years, 9 months and 22 days. Buried at the Salford meeting-house.

Services by Abel Horning and ____ Becker.

Herald of Truth



Salford Mennonite Cemetery






Mrs. Nettie I. Fritz; 73; 1789 Hidden Valley Road, Macungie; died Thursday at home; wife of Lloyd H. Fritz; married 50 years last October; machine operator, Keystone Dress Manufacturing Co., Allentown, over 25 years, retiring 1975; born Lehigh County; daughter of the late Victor & Elmeda (Lohrman) Ziegler; member, Ziegel's Lutheran Church, Breinigsville R.2. Survivors: husband; daughter, Mrs. Carol J. Grim, Macungie; sisters, Hallie, wife of Marvin Gehringer, Fogelsville R.1; Mae, wife of William Zaun, Casselberry, Fla.; brother Harold, Arizona; 2 granddaughters. Schmoyer Funeral Home, Breinigsville.

Morning Call, page B-10


Allentown, PA







Victor Ziegler; 74; R. 2, Breinigsville; died yesterday at home; born Upper Macungie township; son of the late David & Caroline (Merkle) Ziegler; 1894 graduate, Keystone State Normal school; taught school, Upper Macungie & Longswamp townships, 36 years; then worked in Railway Mail Service, 6 years, retiring May 1927; lifelong member, deacon, elder, Ziegel's Reformed church; superintendent, Sunday school, many years; member, school's home department; member, Pioneer Council 380, Order of Independent Americans, New Smithville. Survivors: widow, Mrs. Meda (Lohrman) Ziegler; sons, Harold, Breinigsville; Eugene, at home; Paul, Trexlertown; daughters, Mrs. Albert Haas, Mertztown; Mrs. Marvin Gehringer, R. 2, Breinigsville; Mrs. Lloyd Fritz, at home; Mrs. William Zaun, Bethlehem; 15 grandchildren; brother, David, Fogelsville; son, Calvin, preceded him in death.

Morning Call pg. 5


Allentown, PA



Milton P.




Milton P. Zimmerman, a retired farmer of Weisenberg township, died at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at the Allentown State hospital of a complication of ailments. Mr. Zimmerman had been ill for the past two months and confined to the hospital for four weeks prior to his death. He was in his 76th year. Born in Weisenberg township, a son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Leiby) Zimmerman, he had been engaged in farming for a long period before retiring nineteen years ago. Later he had worked for five years as a watchman at Hess Brothers store. Mr. Zimmerman was a faithful member of the Reformed congregation of Ziegel's church and for forty years was superintendent of the Sunday school and a member of the choir. His wife preceded him in death by twenty years. He is survived by his second wife; three sons, Constant, Topton; Victor, Weisenberg township, with seven grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Henry Neff, Allentown, and Mrs. Charles Bleiler, Trexlertown, and three brothers, Benjamin, Kansas, and Charles and George Zimmerman, both of this city.

Funeral services will be held at the home of his son, Victor, Breinigsville, on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Continued services will be held in Ziegel's church, Revs. Donald Englert and Roland Rupp will officiate. Interment will be made in the cemetery adjoining the church. Friends may call at the home on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

The Allentown Morning Call


Allentown, Lehigh Co, PA



Ray R.




Ray R. Zimmerman; 69; 436 N. 3rd St., Emmaus; died Friday, Lehigh Valley Hospital Center; husband of Mabel (Esch) Zimmerman; married 43 years in April; security guard, First National Bank of Allentown, 16 years, retiring 1981; previously owned, operated, Midtown Parking Lot, Hamilton Street, Allentown; born Seipstown; son of the late Constant & Emma (Knerr) Zimmerman; past president, Allentown Municipal Opera Co.; appeared in productions, 1930s through 1950s. Survivors: widow; daughters, Judi, wife of Keith Bidne, Westlock, Alberta, Canada; Riese, wife of Robert Hoy, Oak Park, Ill.; 8 grandchildren.

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

Morning Call


Allentown, Lehigh Co, PA



Catherine Hettie




Mrs. Catherine H. Breidegam; 62; 323 Noble St., Kutztown; died Monday, Kutztown Manor; sewing machine operator, Kutztown Sportswear, Kutztown, over 10 years; also employed, Josh Early Candies, Allentown, many years, retiring this year; born Longswamp Township; daughter of the late James and Effie P. (Moyer) Zwoyer; member, Trinity Lutheran Church, Kutztown. Survivors: daughter, Linda B., wife of Samuel G. Snyder, Englewood, Colo.; brother, Charles, Mertztown R. 1; sisters, Rachel, wife of Howard Keiser, Lyons; Ella Wanner, Quakertown; two granddaughters.

Trexler-Ludwick Funeral Home, 55 Noble St., Kutztown.

Morning Call pg. B-6


Allentown PA



Charles James




Charles J. Zwoyer, Sr.; 87; formerly Rockland Township; died Friday, June 26, 2009, Manor Care, Muhlenberg Township; widower of Margaret M. (Kemp) Zwoyer who died April 5, 2007; born Longswamp Township; son of the late James A. & Pearl (Moyer) Zwoyer; member, Lutheran Congregation, Huff's Union Church, Alburtis; US Air Force veteran, World War II; production technician, General Seating Company, Topton, 15 years, retiring 1985; first worked as designer / technologist, Caloric Corporation, Topton, 20 years; member, Rockland Township Zoning Hearing Board, 27 years; Treasurer, Rockland Rod & Gun Club, 17 years; member, Ray A. Master, Post 217, American Legion, Topton. Survivors: daughters, Carolyn D. (Zwoyer), wife of Eric Snyder, Port Saint Lucie, Fla.; Barbara A. Zwoyer, Mertztown; Sandra A. (Zwoyer), wife of David L. Bausher, Fleetwood; sons, Charles J. Jr., husband of Carol A. (Gift) Zwoyer, Alburtis; Robert L., husband of Dana K. (Scheidt) Zwoyer, Mertztown; 8 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 2 step great grandchildren.

Ludwick Funeral Home, Topton, PA.

Morning Call pg.A-12


Allentown PA



Ella A.




Ella A. Wanner; 71; Quakertown; died Saturday Jan. 31, Manor Care Health Services II, Bethlehem; sewing machine operator, Tuttlemans Clothing, Imrod Clothing, both Quakertown, before retiring; born Longswamp Township; daughter of the late James and E. Pearl (Moyer) Zwoyer. Survivors: Daughters, Patricia, wife of Byard Derr, Debra, wife of Patrick Stuart, both Quakertown; brother Charles, Mertztown; sister, Rachel Keiser, Bloomsburg, Columbia County; four grandchildren.

C.R. Strunk Funeral Home, Quakertown.

Morning Call pg. B-6


Allentown PA







Mrs. Emma Gruber dead at Fleetwood. Fleetwood Oct. 25, Special. Mrs. Emma (nee Zwoyer) widow of Abraham Gruber died from the effects of a second stroke of apoplexy at 7:30 a.m. today from her residence on Franklin St. She was aged 60 years 7 months and 29 days and was the daughter of Solomon and Lydia (Wolf) Zwoyer, both deceased. These children survive: Richard S. of Fleetwood, William J. of Temple, Elmer C. and Oscar A. both of Fleetwood, Mrs. Salie S. Gruber of Reading, Rev. William Gruber of Temple, Katie E. of Reading, Mrs. Ida T. Maderia of Reading, Mrs. Minnie A. Angstadt of Fleetwood, and Mrs. Stella E. Hassler of Linfield. Solomon S. Zwoyer of Parkersford, and William Zwoyer are brothers.

Funeral Thursday Oct. 30th at 9:30 a.m.

Services in St. Paul's Chapel, Internment in Fleetwood Cemetery. Rev. R. S. Appel of Hamburg and Rev. F. K. Bernd of Kutztown will officiate.

Funeral Director is J. H. Stump.

Reading Eagle


Reading PA



James Aaron




James A. Zwoyer; 79; Kutztown R. 3; died Friday, Reading Hospital & Medical Center; husband of the late E. Pearl (Moyer) Zwoyer; worked in metal department, Caloric Corp., Topton, many years, retiring 1964; born Longswamp Township; son of the late Orlando & Hettie (Geist) Zwoyer; member, Hope Lutheran Church, Bowers. Survivors: son, Charles J., Mertztown R. 1; daughters, Catherine H. Breidegam, Kutztown; Ella A. Wanner, Quakertown; Rachel E., wife of Howard T. Keiser, Lyons; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.

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

Morning Call pg.66


Allentown Pa.

Bowers church cemetery, Berks co, PA






Mrs. Mary Bankes, age 87, one of the pioneer residents of Ringtown is dead. She was the widow of James Bankes who died 20 years ago. She was a member of St Paul's Reformed Church of Ringtown. Surviving is one son, John, connected with the Hercules Powder Co of Pottsville and a daughter Dora, wife of Robert Brobst of Ringtown, one sister Effie C of Ringtown and a granddaughter.

The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. Interment will be White Church Cemetery Ringtown.

Hazleton Newspaper



White Church Cemetery Ringtown, pa


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