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Abrams, L.W.

Dr. L.W. Abrams died at his home in Brooklyn, N.Y., aged 60 years. There remain one brother, E.L. Abrams, a former resident of Reading; and two sisters, Mrs. Carrie A. Irvine and Mrs. Gerald F. Dale, this city. The body will be brought to this city and taken to the home of Gerald F. Dale, 528 Buttonwood.

[Source: Reading Eagle, May 30, 1905. Submitted by: Nancy.]

Achenbach, Robert W.

Robert W. Achenbach, 86, South Heidelberg Township, formerly of Wilshire, died Aug. 31, 2008, of natural causes in his residence.

Born in Reading, he was a son of the late Frederick and Anna (Thompson) Achenbach.

He joined the former City Bank & Trust Co. of Reading at 540 Penn Street on Oct. 21, 1953, as a teller trainee. Three months later, he became assistant manager at that bank's first branch, which opened near Fifth and Walnut streets (a site relocated to Fifth and Washington streets).

In April 1955, Achenbach was named auditor of that institution. He served as auditor through the Peoples Trust-City Bank merger in 1960, until being named comptroller in 1965.

In 1968, the name of the bank changed to Bank of Pennsylvania and his title changed to vice president and comptroller. He was promoted to senior vice president and comptroller on April 1, 1983.

Since the inception of B-O-P Corporation in 1969, later to be known as Bancorp of Pennsylvania, he served in similar capacities from then to now as those for the bank.

Additionally, Achenbach was director and treasurer of Financial Realty Inc.; director, assistant secretary and assistant treasurer of Callowhill Life Insurance Co.; and director and treasurer of Financial Land Corp. and Financial Mineral Corp.

While with City Bank in 1958, he removed one of its major assets, Joanne Christian, and made her Mrs. Achenbach. They had three children: Carolyn, Mark and Barbara; and five grandchildren.

He graduated from Reading High School in 1939, followed by 31/2 years of military service in World War II (11/2 with the signal corps in the European Theatre and a technical sergeant). In the period prior to overseas duty, he attended Lehigh University under the Army Specialized Training Program. He also attended Pennsylvania Bankers Association summer schools held at Penn State University.

Achenbach held pre-standard and standard graduation certificates from American Institute of Banking. In 1965, he graduated from Stonier Graduate School of Banking-Rutgers University.

He was a member of the Reading chapter of National Association of Accountants.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family.

Lamm & Witman Funeral Home Inc., Wernersville, is in charge of arrangements.

[Source: Reading Eagle, September 3, 2008. Submitted by Kathy and Guy.]

Achy, Charles Henry

In Bernville, on the 14th ult., Charles Henry, son of Aaron and Maria Amanda Achy, aged 2 years, 3 months and 11 days.

[Source: Berks and Schuylkill Journal, January 3, 1863. Submitted by: Nancy.]

Ackalusky, Hazel E.

Hazel E. Ackalusky, 71, of 701 Pierce St., Pottsville, died Saturday at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Born in Pottsville, May 24, 1929, she was a daughter of the late William and Eleanor Edden Frankenstein. She was a 1948 graduate of Pottsville High School. She worked in the business office as a comptroller in the former Van Heusen Corp., Pottsville. A local practicing artist, she studied at the Wyomissing Institute of Fine Arts. Her subject matter included scenes of Schuylkill County, florals and prints, and her favorite mediums were watercolor, oil and pastel. She was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville, Schuylkill River Group, Berks Art Alliance, Schuylkill County Council for the Arts, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, and Historical Society of Schuylkill County. She was also a charter member of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., served two terms as president of the Allied Artists of Schuylkill County, was on the board of directors of Allied Artists of Schuylkill County, and was awarded an Honorary Life Membership. She was listed in the Who's Who of American Women, 20th Edition, and also the 52nd Edition (Marquis'). She was preceded in death by a brother, William Frankenstein, on Oct. 2, 1997. Surviving are her husband, James, to whom she was married 51 years; two daughters, Eleanor Pfeiffenberger, Hummelstown, and Ramona Cohen, Frankfort, Ill.; five sisters, Eleanor Melinchock, Jane Murphy and Ruth Smigo, all of Pottsville, Marie Carvano, Schuylkill Haven, and Estelle Madara, New Philadelphia; a brother, Joseph Frantz, Lykens; six grandchildren; nieces and nephews; grand nieces and grand nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday from St. Patrick Church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Pottsville. Lord Funeral Home Inc., Pottsville, is in charge of arrangements.

[Source: Pottsville Republican, October 9, 2000. Submitted by: Nancy.]

Acker, David A.

After an illness from a complication of diseases, David A. Acker, a highly respected and esteemed resident of Egypt, died at his home at that place on Wednesday morning at 3.15 o'clock, in his 75th year. Mr. Acker was born at Long Swamp, Berks county, a son of Nathan A. and Abegalia, nee Nagle, Acker. Up until a few years ago, when he retired from active work, he was employed as a weighmaster at the Alliance Cement Co. plant at Egypt. He was a member of No. Surrender Lodge, 103, I.O.U.A.M., of Catasauqua. Besides his widow, Mary, nee Karl, Acker, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Richard Peters, of Coplay, and two sons, John A., of Port Huron, Mich., and Clinton W. Acker, of Egypt. Twelve grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren also survive. The funeral will be held from his late home, Main street, Egypt, on Sunday at 2 p.m., with services at the house and interment in the Egypt cemetery.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Thursday, January 8, 1925, page 7. Submitted by Jerri.]

Acker, E.L.

Acker, Eva E.

Services were held in the Leibensperger Funeral Home, Hamburg, for Eva E. Acker, 86, formerly of Hall Road, Perry Township, who died March 12 in Reading Hospital, where she had been a patient ten days. She was taken to the hospital from Spruce Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, West Reading, where she had resided since Oct. 12, 1999. Burial was in Zion's Cemetery, Perry Township. Born in Shoemakersville, she was a daughter of the late Milton Smith and Ida (Deisher) Koller. Until retiring in 1982, she was employed as a factory worker by Burkey's Knitting Mill, Hamburg, for 25 years. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Hamburg. Surviving are two daughters, Dolores S. Kirby, a resident at Evans Retirement Center, Fleetwood, and LaRue C. (Acker) Dietrich, Shoemakersville. There are also three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

[Source: Hamburg Area Item, March 19, 2003. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Acker, Jacob

After suffering to a considerable degree for over a year, Jacob Acker, residing for many years near this borough, died last Wednesday. He was troubled with dropsy and other ills. Deceased was born in Maxatawny township, Berks county, over 75 years ago, and resided in these parts most of his lifetime. He was well known and generally respected. For years he was engaged in the lime burning business. He was a veteran of the late war and did considerable service for our country. Of a quaint, genial disposition, he had many friends. Besides his wife, he left five children, all married, being William, of town; Charles, of Emaus; Mrs. Al. Funk, of near East Texas; Mrs. John Hower, of Saucon, and Mrs. G. Adam Moyer, of near town. The funeral took place Monday forenoon and was largely attended. Service was held at the house and in Solomon's church. Rev. C. E. Schaeffer officiated and preached an excellent sermon from Phil. 1:21.

[Source: Macungie Progress, Thursday, December 6, 1894, page 4. Submitted by Jerri.]

Acker, Leroy

The body of PFC Leroy Acker, son of Mrs. Cora (Werley) Acker of Topton and the late Alvin Acker, will arrive in Reading today for reburial services. It will be accompanied by a military escort. Private services will be held next Sunday (Feb. 22) at 1:30 p.m. at the Schofer funeral home in Topton, followed by public services in Ziegel's church and interment in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. W. H. Kline and Rev. Robert Laubach will officiate. A military service will be conducted by members of Ray A. Master Post No. 217, American legion. Pvt. Acker, who was 21 years of age, was inducted into the service Dec. 15, 1942, at Camp McCoy, Wisc. He went overseas as a member of the 23rd Infantry and was killed in action during the Normandy invasion. He was awarded the Purple Heart posthumously. Prior to entering the service, he was employed by the Caloric Gas Stove Co. in Topton. In addition to his mother, two sisters and five brothers survive. They are: Mrs. Robert Wendling, Macungie, R.D.; Mrs. Cleon Behringer, Topton; George Acker, Mertztown; Charles, Paul, Carl and Howard Acker, Topton.

Death notice (p. 14): Died in action, June 12, 1944, Germany

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Monday, February 16, 1948, page 5. Submitted by Jerri.]

Acker, Lulu (nee Moyer)

Mrs. Lulu (Moyer) Acker, formerly a resident of Seisholtzville, died Saturday at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Fritch, 168 Main St., Emmaus. Bedfast for the past eight months, she had resided in Hereford township, Berks county, up until six months ago. She was in her 64th year. Born in Lehigh county, she was the daughter of the late James and Matilda (Wetzel) Moyer. Mrs. Acker was a member of the Ladies auxiliary of the Citizens Fire Co. No. 2, Emmaus; the Bible class at St. Peter's Sunday school, and the Reformed wing of the church. Surviving are her husband; five daughters, Alverda, wife of Clarence Knauss, Macungie; Esther, wife of Russel Reinhard, Emmaus; Lillian, wife of Edwin Cope, Emmaus; Erma, wife of Lloyd Fritch, Emmaus; and Catherine, wife of Charles DeEsch, Allentown; two sons, Herbert, Emmaus; and John, Seisholtzville; 20 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Raymond Conrad, Fleetwood; and one brother, Walter Moyer, Alburtis. Rev. J. P. Blatt and Rev. D. C. Kaufman, pastors at the St. Peter's, will officiate at brief services to be conducted at the Fritch home, 168 Main St., Emmaus, Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Continued services at St. Peter's church with interment in the adjoining cemetery.

[Source: Allentown Sunday Call-Chronicle, Sunday, June 2, 1946, page 21. Submitted by Jerri.]

Acker, Mary

Mary, widow of Thomas Acker, died at her home in Longswamp on Wednesday night after a lingering illness, aged 77 years. Last fall she broke her right limb in a fall down stairs, from which she had so far recovered that she could again walk about in her room, when pyaemia set in, from which she suffered long and patiently. She was born November 12, 1832, in Longswamp. She is survived by the following children: Mary, wife of M. A. Wetzel, of Shamrock; Agnes, wife of Thomas Long, of Treichlersville; Ellen, wife of Jackson Tallman, and Oliver Acker, both of Philadelphia. Funeral, Tuesday. Interment at Longswamp Church.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Saturday, May 21, 1910, page 7. Submitted by Jerri.]

Acker, Mary Ann (nee Carl)

Mrs. Mary Ann, widow of David A. Acker, died at 10.30 o'clock yesterday morning at her home, the residence of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Peters, 42 North Third street, Coplay, from ailments incident to old age. She was aged 83 years. She had been in good health and very active in body until taken ill last week while on a visit. She was returned to her home Saturday and on Sunday became bedfast. Mrs. Acker was born in Longswamp township, Berks county, a daughter of the late Samuel and Judith Eck Carl. She was a resident of Coplay for many years. She was a member of the Reformed congregation of the Egypt church. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Peters, with whom she resided; three sons, James E., and Clinton W. Acker, of Egypt, and John A. Acker, Hagerstown; fourteen grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Eliza Fetzer, this city, and Mrs. Rosa Fisher, Topton, and a brother, J. A. Carl, of Pottstown. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon with services at her late home at 2 o'clock, Rev. T. R. Brendle officiating. Interment will be made in the Egypt cemetery.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Friday, November 1, 1929, page 38. Submitted by Jerri.]

Acker, Uriah R.

Acker -- In Reading, on July 23d, Uriah R. Acker, aged 87 years, 4 months and 15 days.

[Source: Berks and Schuylkill Journal, July 26, 1879. Submitted by: Nancy.]

Ackerman, Lester S.

Lester S. Ackerman, 80, of Richlandtown died May 1, 2003 in the Phoebe Richland Health Care Center, Richlandtown. He was the husband of Estella M. (Gross) Ackerman. They were married 56 years last June. Born in Richlandtown, he was the son of the late Warren E. and Mary E. (Sames) Ackerman. In 1984 he retired from W. R. Grace Co., Quakertown, where he worked as a machine operator. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Richlandtown, where he was active in the World Hunger Program. During WWII he served with the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Quakertown American Legion Post 242. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, David L. at home; two daughters, Ruth A. of Richlandtown and Mary A. Gillen of Richlandtown; two brothers, Harold of Quakertown and Ray of Macungie. He was predeceased by a brother, Paul, and a sister, Elizabeth, Bartholomew. Services were held May 6. Memorial contributions can be made to VNA of Pottstown Hospice, 1963 E. High St., Pottstown, PA 19464 or to Richlandtown Union Cemetery. Arrangements: C.R. Strunk Funeral Home Inc., 821 W. Broad St., Quakertown, PA 18951.

[Source: Quakertown Free Press, May 8, 2003. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Ackerman, Sarah L. (nee Schneck)

Mrs. Sarah L., nee Schneck, wife of Jonas M. Ackerman, contractor of the firm of Schaeffer and Ackerman, Thirteenth and Liberty streets, died at her home, 807 North Seventh street, at 12.25 o'clock yesterday afternoon. She had been in ill health for the past year and suffered an apoplectic stroke prior to her death. She was 52 years of age. She was born at Longswamp, Berks county, the daughter of Mrs. Hettie and the late William Schneck. With her husband, she came to this city thirty years ago. She was a member of Dubbs Memorial Reformed church and was loved by all who knew her for her kindly disposition and willingness to help others. Surviving her are her husband and six children, Robert, Ralph, Harvey, Grace and Mrs. Verna Lutz, all of Allentown, and Mrs. Winfield Nagle, of Detroit, Mich. The funeral will be held from her late home on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, daylight saving time. Brief services will be held at the house and regular services in Dubbs Memorial Reformed church. Interment will be made in Greenwood cemetery.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Wednesday, May 23, 1928, page 25. Submitted by Jerri.]

Ackerman, Thomas G.

Thomas G. Ackerman, 73, of Allentown, formerly of Hellertown died Sat. Nov. 23, 2002 at Luther Crest. He was the husband of Gladys (Stoudt) Ackerman. He was born in Bethlehem to the late Thomas J. and Margaret T. (Kitzhoffer) Ackerman. Prior to retiring in 1983 he was employed by Bethlehem Steel . He was a sergeant in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Orefield. In addition to his wife he is survived by sons, Michael T. of Sutton, MA, Robert T., of Coopersburg, and Pat of Bethlehem; and grandchildren Mary and Rachel. Arrangements by; The Falk Funeral Home, 1418 Main St., Hellertown, PA.

[Source: Saucon News, December 5, 2002. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Adam, Alvin D.

Alvin D. Adam, 80, of Kutztown R. 3, a retired farmer, died Wednesday in the Reading Hospital and Medical Center. He was the husband of the late Mabel C. (Yenser) Adam who died in 1965. Since his retirement as a farmer, Adam was sexton at Zion Moselem Lutheran Church, Kutztown R. 3, and caretaker of the church cemetery, for more than 12 years. Born in Silver Lake, Kan., he was a son of the late Henry B. and Jennie (Dietrich) Adam. He was a member of the Lutheran Congregation of Zion Union Church, Maxatawny. Surviving are three sons, Lester A., of Lenhartsville R. 1; George W., of Lyons; and Russell F., of East Greenville R. 1; five daughters, Eva, wife of Raymond Smith, of Lyons; Arlene, wife of Paul Oswald, of Mertztown R. 2; Pearl, wife of Gustav C. Fels, and Shirley, wife of Ralph Dyas, both of Pennsburg; and Dorothy, wife of John Reigner, fo Wescosville; a brother Clarence of Blandon; two sisters, Mrs. Grace Smith, of Fleetwood R. 2; and Mrs. Esther Delp, of Douglassville R. 2; 25 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Zion Union Church, Maxatawny. Calling hours will be 7-8:30 p.m. Friday in the Trexler and Hook Funeral Home, 25 E. Weiss St., Topton.

[Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, PA , Thursday, June 17, 1976, page 67. Submitted by Betty.]

Adam, Amanda L. (nee Seidel)

Amanda L, widow of James K Adam, died at 6:25 a.m. today at her home 428 North 12 th St aged 81 years. She was a native of Alsace Twp., a daughter of the late Jacob and Amelia (Fick) Seidel. She was a member of St Andrew's Reformed Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainman. Her husband died in September 1918.

Surviving are four daughters, Maud, wife of wife of Earl Boyer, Scranton; Mary, wife of George Wentzel, and Lillian wife of Dallas Leinbach, both of this city, and Sarah at home. five sons, Charles, William, James, Adam and Frank all of this city. 16 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Amelia wife of Daniel Hain; Sallie, wife of Martin Keehn, and Annie, wife of John Morris, all of this city; three brothers Charles, Jacob and William Seidel, all of this city.

Funeral at 1:30 p.m. from Lutz Funeral Home where services will be conducted be Rev. Dr C E Roth. Burial in Aulenbach's Cemetery.

[Source: Reading Eagle, October 11, 1941, p. 14. Submitted by Michelle.]

Adam, Anna M.

Anna M. Adam, 83, Allentown, formerly of Kutztown, died July 13 at 3:15 a.m. in Lehigh Valley Hospital near Allentown, where she had been a patient since June 20. Her husband, Luther H. Adam, died April 26, 1999. Born in Maxatawny Township, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Bertha (Dietrich) Coller. Adam was employed from 1968 to 1983 as a sewing machine operator by Kutztown Sportswear. She was a member of Zion (Moselem) Lutheran Church, Richmond Township, where she was a Sunday school teacher for more than 30 years and a former council woman. Adam was a volunteer for Meals-on-Wheels in the Lehigh County. Surviving are a daughter, Gloria F. (Adam) Lotte, Allentown, with whom she resided; and three sons: Carlton L., Maxatawny Township; Leonard R., Bridgeport, Montgomery County; and Mark R., Allentown. Other survivors include a sister, Esther (Coller) Zimmerman, Hamburg. There are also four grandchildren and a stepgranddaughter. Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in Zion (Moselem) Lutheran Church. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. Ludwick Funeral Homes Inc., Kutztown, is in charge of arrangements.

[Source: Reading Eagle, July 14, 2005. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Adam, Arlene E.

Memorial Services were held in Zion Lutheran Church, Perry Township, for Arlene E. Adam, formerly of Moselem Springs Road, Perry Township, who died March 11 in Laurel Center Genesis Elder Care, Tilden Township, where she had been a resident since February 2003. Burial was in Zion's Cemetery, Perrty Township. Born in Windsor Township, she was a daughter of the late Jacob H. and Emma M. (Kershner) Adam. She was a 1936 graduate of Kutztown State Teacher's College. In 1944, she received a master's degree in education from the University of Pennsylvania, and in 1964, received a master's degree in library science from Columbia University, New York City. Until she retired in 1977, Adam was employed as school librarian for 32 years at Bergenfield High School, Bergenfield, N.J. Previously, she worked at Pemberton High School, Pemberton, N.J. She was a former treasurer of Centerport Grange 1600 and was past president of both the Leesport Women's Club and Shoemakersville Senior Citizens. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, where she served as former Sunday school and Bible school teacher and council member. Adam was also a former delegate to the National Convention for Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. There are no immediate survivors. Leibensperger Funeral Homes Inc., Hamburg, was in charge of arrangements.

[Source: Hamburg Area Item, March 17, 2004. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Adam, Benneville

Benneville Adam, a life-long resident of St. Lawrence, died at noon from the effects of a recent accident, aged 78 years, two months and four days. About a month ago while working in his stone quarry, a large stone rolled over his foot, crushing it, and amputation was necessary. While it bed gangrene set in, causing his death. He was a stonemason by occupation and did a large contracting business. Besides his widow, Sarah (nee Schofer), he is survived by the following children, Mrs. Amelia Mengel, of Reading; Ellen, also of Reading; Mrs. Amanda Kline, of Maidencreek; Mrs. Susan Bertolette, of Blandon; Mrs. Kate Sherman, of Reading, and Sally and Aaron, at home. These sisters also survived; Mrs. Mary Leinbach and Mrs. Sarah Schirer, of Reading and Mrs. Anna Engle, of Iowa.

Deceased was a member of the Schwarzwald Lutheran Church and a trustee of this St. Lawrence Union Sunday school.

[Source: Reading Eagle, November 21, 1905, page 1. Submitted by Michelle.]

Adam, Bernhard

Adam, Catherine (nee Lenhart)

Catherine (Lenhart) Adam, widow of Alfred Adam, died of complications at 12.30 a.m. Thursday at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. S. Quintus Hartman, 1522 Liberty St., at the age of 82 years, 8 months and 10 days. Mrs. Adam was born Nov. 12, 1854, in Greenwich township, Berks county, a daughter of the late Jacob and Hannah (Scherer) Lenhart. She is survived by three daughters and one son: Alice, widow of Tilghman Herber, New Tripoli; Cora, wife of S. Quintus Hartman, with whom she lived here; Granville O. Adam, Kempton R.F.D., and Helen, wife of Oscar Wiesner, Kutztown. There are also six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was the last of her family. The funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. (D.S.T.) with short services at the Hartman home, continued services in the Grimsville church and interment in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing Saturday from 7 to 9.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Friday, July 23, 1937, page 7. Submitted by Jerri.]

Adam, Charles

The body of Pfc. Charles Adam, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Adam, Kutztown, arrived in New York City on Friday aboard the U.S. Army Transport, Robert F. Burns. Adam was killed in action in France, July 10, 1944. Upon entering the service March 11, 1943, he was trained at Fort Jackson, S.C.; Camp Atterburg, Ind., and Fort Meade, Md. A graduate of Kutztown High school, he was employed by the Kutztown Automobile Co. prior to entering the army. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran church. Surviving besides his parents are twin brothers, Warren, Sinking Springs R. 1, and Russell, Kutztown; a half brother, Harold Fegley, Kutztown; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Charles Fritz; and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Charles Adam. A sister preceded him in death.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Monday, April 5, 1948, page 5. Submitted by Jerri.]

Adam, Chester L.

Chester L Adam, Lenhartsville, Feb 21 - Chester L Adam, 70, died this morning in his residence in this community.

Born in Richmond Twp., a son of the late Franklin and Hettie (Stine) Adam, he was employed by the Reading Co. for 40 years, retiring several years ago. His first wife, Bessie A. ( Smith) died 18 years ago.

Adam was a member of Frieden's United Church of Christ and Washington Camp, POS of A, both of this place, and the Union Fire Co., Of Hamburg.

Surviving are his second w, Annie F (Wink) Adam; a daughter, Jane, wife of Harry Dech, Laureldale; two stepsons; Clarence D., Seabring, FL., and Medardus, Kempton R D 2; a stepdaughter Marion, wife of Pershing Hamm, Kempton R D 2 and two brothers; Howard S., Millmont, Union Co., and Herbert S., Kutztown.

Funeral services will be held in Frieden's UCC on Sunday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Charles W. Buffington and Charles Neiswender officiating. Burial will be made in adjoining cemetery. The Leibensperger Funeral Home, Hamburg, has charge.

[Source: Reading Eagle, February 22, 1962. Submitted by Michelle.]

Adam, Dennis H.

Services will be held July 3, 10:30 a.m. in the Edward J. Hildenbrand Funeral Home, Kutztown, for Dennis H. Adam, of Temple, who died of natural causes June 29 in Reading Hospital. Burial will be in Zion (Moselem) Cemetery, Richmond Township. Born in Shoemakersville, he was a son of Pauline E. (Krick) Adam, Kutztown, and the late Edward A. Adam. He was employed as general manager by the Penn Lane Insulating Glass Co., Reading. Adam was an Army veteran. He was a member of Zion (Moselem) Lutheran Church, Richmond Township. Also surviving are two sisters, Doloris M. (Adam) Horwith, Schnecksville, Lehigh County, and Charyl A. (Adam) Bailey, Kutztown; and four brothers: Douglas E. Adam, Robesonia; Melvin C. Adam, El Mirage, Ariz.; Michale P. Adam, Midlothian, Ill; and Mark A. Adam, New Smithville, Lehigh County.

[Source: Kutztown Area Patriot, July 3, 2003. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Adam, Emma M.

Miss Emma M. Adam, a native of Moselem, died at her home in Philadelphia, aged 67 years. Death followed an attack of pneumonia. She was a daughter of the late Nicholas and Esther (Heffley) Adam. Surviving are two brothers and three sisters, Wilson, Mosele; Charles, Lancaster; Alice, wife of Dr. C. D. Werley, Pleasant Corner; Agnes, wife of Milton Leiby, Virginville, and Sallie, wife of John Donnelly. Funeral services Tuesday at 1.30.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Monday, August 24, 1936, page 7. Submitted by Jerri.]

Adam, Franklin W.

Franklin W. Adam, retired farmer of Fleetwood, died on Saturday, aged seventy-one years. Surviving children are: Edwin, Reading; John, Allentown; Mrs. James Dry, Monterey; also these sisters and brothers, Mrs. V. S. Reinhard, Kutztown; Mrs. S. S. Schappel, Windsor Castle; Mrs. Frank Adam, Germansville; Mrs. James Mertz, Ephrata; William W., Virginsville, and Alvin, St. Louis. Funeral, Thursday.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Tuesday, March 11, 1913, page 9. Submitted by Jerri.]

Adam, Gertrude M. (nee Greiss)

Mrs. Gertrude M Adam, 84 of 404 N 13th St., died today at 12:40 a.m. in the St Joseph Hospital, where she was a patient three weeks. Born in Seisholtzville, a daughter of the late Jerome and Ida (Sallade) Greiss, she was precede in death by her husband Adam Adam, on Aug 29, 1971. Mrs. Adam was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church. Surviving are four sons; Frederick, Montrose Manor; and Richard, Gerald, and Ralph, all of Reading; one daughter, Mrs Rose Liptak, with whom she resided; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Two brothers, Harvey Greiss, Sinking Spring, and Ralph Greiss, Wyomissing.

The Whelan & Fleischmann Funeral Home has charge.

[Source: Reading Eagle, February 17, 1977, p. 46. Submitted by Michelle.]

Adam, Howard A.

Private services were arranged by the Ludwick Funeral Home for Howard A. Adam, formerly of East Vine Street, Fleetwood, who died May 13 in ManorCare Health Services, West Reading, where he had resided since March 27. Burial was in Zion Moselem Church Cemetery, Kutztown. Born in Richmond Township, he was a son of the late James H. and Maggie E. (Adam) Adam. He was a self-employed farmer in Richmond Township for more than 60 years. Adam was a member of Zion Moselem Lutheran Church, Kutztown. Surviving are two brothers, Raymond S. Adam, Kutztown, and Amandus I. Adam, Hamburg; and two sisters, Helen C. (Adam) Miller, Kutztown, and Anna M. (Adam) Wolfe, Fleetwood.

[Source: Kutztown Area Patriot, May 22, 2003. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Adam, Howard A.

Among the local survivors of Howard A. Adam, 83, formerly of Fleetwood, who died May 13 in ManorCare Health Services, West Reading, where he had resided since March 27, is a brother, Amandus I. Adam, Hamburg.

[Source: Hamburg Area Item, May 21, 2003. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Adam, James K.

James K Adam, aged 63 years, 6 months and 19 days, died of pneumonia at 9:43 this morning at his residence, 428 North 12th St. He had been ailing but two weeks and was confined to his bed seven days. The deceased was born in Alsace Twp. and was the son of William and Catharine Adam, At an early age he moved to this city where he resided the greater part of his life. For 42 years he followed his trade of molding. He was last employed at her Mohr Foundry. He was a member if Spies Lutheran Church, Knights if Golden Eagle, Hardware Beneficial Association and Federal Trades Council.

Besides his widow Amanda L (nee Seidel), there survive the following children, Charles, William, James, Benjamin F, Howard, Adam, and Maud, wife of Earl Boyer; Catharine, wife of Irvin Spohn, and Mary Sarah and Lillian all of Reading; also 10 grandchildren. One brother William Adam, of Alsace Twp., and two sisters Mrs John Wanner Stony Creek Mills, and Mrs John Miller of Reading remain.

[Source: Reading Eagle, September 23, 1918. Submitted by Michelle.]

Adam, Mrs. John (nee Heffner)

Mrs. John Adam, of Kutztown, died on Monday of last week at the early age of 29 years, 8 months, and 26 days. She is survived by her husband and an infant daughter. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Heffner, of near Lesher, survive, as also a number of brothers and sisters.

[Source: Allentown Democrat, February 19, 1902, page 2. Submitted by Jerri.]

Adam, Laura E. (nee Loeb)

Klinesvillem July 15 Mrs. Laura E (Loeb) Adam, 72, wife of Pius A Adam, died yesterday morning in her Lenhartsville R D 1 residence. Born in Windsor Twp. She was the daughter of the late Ezra and Alice (Degler) Loeb. She was a member of Frieden's United Church of Christ, Lenhartsville, and the auxiliary to Hamburg Council 1, Order of Independent Americans.

In addition to her husband she is survived by three sons; John, Fleetwood R D; Ralph, Hamburg and Lee, Lenhartsville; five grandchildren, five great- grandchildren; three brothers; John Loeb, Lyons Station; Raymond Loeb, Canadensis, and Alvin Loeb, Hamburg; three sisters, Mrs. Annie Miller, Reading; Mamie, wife of Alvin Adam, Lenhartsville, and Mrs. Lizzie Phillips; Virginville.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Frieden's Church, the Rev. Charles Neiswender officiating. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery. The Brumbach Funeral Home, Kutztown, has charge.

[Source: Reading Eagle, July 15, 1963, p. 15. Submitted by Michelle.]

Adam, Leon C.

Services for Leon C. Adam, 68, of 300 W. Main St., Kutztown, who died Friday at his home, will be in the Fritz and Kendall Funeral Home, Kutztown, at the convenience of the family. There will be no viewing. He was the husband of Mildred M. (Fritz) Adam. Born in Richmond Township, he was a son of the late Charles and Sallie (Yoder) Adam. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Kutztown. He was an Army veteran of World War I. Surviving with his widow are three sons, Russell of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; Warren S., of Pennsylvania; and Harold C., of Orlando, Fla.; three brothers, Raymond of Reading; Seneca of Baltimore; and Harvey of Kutztown; two sisters, Mary, wife of Russell Brooks, and Helen, wife of Samuel Kelchner, both of Kutztown; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Monday, September 14, 1964, page 9. Submitted by Jerri.]

Adam, Leona I.

Services will be held May 22, 1:30 p.m., in the Ludwick Funeral Home, Kutztown, for Leona I. Adam, 91, formerly of West Main Street, Kutztown, who died May 17 in Kutztown Manor, where she had resided since Aug. 17, 1998. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Kutztown. She was predeceased by her husband, Willard R. Adam, who died May 10, 1969. Born in Atglen, Chester County, she was a daughter of the late John M. and Ida J. (Harkins) Ferguson. Until retiring in 1991, she was employed as a cook by the Kutztown Fire Company for 15 years. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Kutztown. Surviving are a son, Wilbur Adam, Kutztown.

[Source: Kutztown Area Patriot, May 22, 2003. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Adam, Mabel C. (nee Yenser)

Mrs. Mabel C. Adam, 66, wife of Alvin D. Adam, died late Sunday at her home near Moselem Church, Kutztown R. 3. She was a member of the Lutheran congregation of Zion Maxatawny Union Church. Born in Greenwich Township, Berks County, she was a daughter of the late William and Katie (Wagaman) Yenser. Surviving besides her husband are three sons, Lester A., of Lenhartsville R. 1; George W., of Lyons Station; and Russell F., of East Greenville R. 1; five daughters, Eva M., wife of Raymond Smith, of Kutztown R. 2; Arlene M., wife of Paul Oswald, of Mertztown R. 1; Pearl M., wife of Gustave Fels, and Shirley, wife of Ralph Dyas, both of Pennsburg; and Dorothy M., wife of John Reigner, of Red Hill; a stepsister, Mrs. Bertha Rauch of Allentown; a stepbrother, John Smith, of Kutztown; 25 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Zion Maxatawny Church. Viewing will be 7-8:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Earl a. Trexler Funeral Home, 25 E. Weiss St., Topton.

Funeral Notice (p. 7): Age at death = 66 years, 6 months, 24 days. Buried, Zion Maxatawny church cemetery

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Tuesday, October 12, 1965, page 21. Submitted by Jerri.]

Adam, Margaret E.

Services will be held May 29, 10:30 a.m. in the Ludwick Funeral Home, Kutztotwn, for Margaret E. "Mickey" Adam, formerly of Kutztown Road, Maxatawny Township, who died May 26 in Kutztown Manor, where she had resided since Dec. 1999. Burial will be Fairview Cemetery, Kutztown. Born in Maxatawny Township, she was a daughter of the late Herbert S. and Erma M. (Fegley) Adam. Until retiring in 1982, she was employed by Deisher Knitting Mills, Kutztown, for 32 years. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Kutztown. Surviving are two brothers, Kermit F. Adam, Topton, and Sterling H. Adam, Kutztown.

[Source: Kutztown Area Patriot, May 29, 2003. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Adam, Marvin H.

Services were held in Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Carson City, Nevada, for Marvin H. Adam, of Carson City and formerly of Topton, who died Nov. 16 in the Evergreen Health Care Center, Carson City. Burial was in Lone Mountain Cemetery, Carson City. He was the husband of Doris (Boone) Adam. Born in Kutztown, he was a son of the late Herbert S. and Erma (Fegely) Adam. Until retiring in 1983, he was employed by the Postal Service in Carson City for 22 years. He was a 1939 graduate of Kutztown High School and a World War II Army veteran, receiving the Silver Star. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Carson City. Also surviving are two daughters, Cathy (Adam) Douglas and Suzanne Adam, both of Carson City. There are also four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Other survivors include two brothers, Kermit Adam, Topton, and Sterling Adam, Kutztown; and a sister, Margaret Adam, Kutztown. Walton's Chapel of the Valley, Carson City, was in charge of arrangements.

[Source: Kutztown Area Patriot, November 21, 2002. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Adam, Mary A.

Mrs. Mary A. Adam, wife of Milton Adam, died at noon yesterday at her home in Monterey, R. 1, Kutztown. She was 62 years old. Born in Maxatawny township, she is survived by her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Chester Schultz of East Greenville; a son Paul of Conshohocken; three grandchildren; her mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Hilbert of R. 1., Kutztown. Rev. E. K. Angstadt will officiate at services at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Schofer Funeral home, 107 Main St., Topton. Burial will be made in Hope cemetery, Kutztown.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Tuesday, August 15, 1944, page 5. Submitted by Jerri.]

Adam, Mary Emma (nee Kershner)

Mrs. Mary Emma Adam, 58, wife of Harvey A. Adam, died Wednesday at her home in Maxatawny township, Kutztown R. 1, after a short illness. Born in Rockland township, Berks county, she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Emma (Hummel) Kershner. Besides her husband, she is survived by four children: William W., Laila, and Mrs. Katharyn Heffner, all at home, and Raymond P. Adam, Kutztown R. 3. A brother and sister also survive. They are Mrs. Ella Hummel of hamburg R. 2 and Harry Kershner, Hamburg R. 3. Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. from the late home with further services in New Bethel Zion church, Grimsville. Burial in church cemetery.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Friday, October 12, 1945, page 21. Submitted by Jerri.]

Adam, Mary L. (nee Adam)

Mrs. Mary L. Adam, 87, of Hamburg R. D. 2, died Thursday night in her residence. Born in Perry Township, a daughter of the late Simon and Louisa (Schappell) Adam, she was preceded in death by her husband, Pius D. Adam, in 1955.

Mrs. Adam was a member of Zion's United Church of Christ, Perry Township, and its Ladies Guild; Centerport Grange No.1600 and the Ladies Auxiliary of Shoemakersville Fire Co.

Surviving are two daughters, Verna A., Widow of Arthur S. Miller, and Mae E., Wife of Howard Werley, R. D. 2; 10 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren, and a sister, Laura, wife of William Kershner, Hamburg R. D. 2.

Services will be held Tuesday at 1:30 PM in the Zion's United Church of Christ, Perry Township, the Rev. Dr. Herbert B. Zechman officiating. Burial will be made in the adjoining cemetery. The Burkey & Spacht Funeral Home, Hamburg has charge.

[Source: Reading Eagle, May 24, 1974, page 29. Submitted by Michelle.]

Adam, Michael

Michael Adam died at Kutztown on Tuesday after a lingering illness of over a year. He was bedfast for the past five weeks. Death was due to general debility. He attained the age of 78 years, 6 months and 3 days. He was a son of the late Peter Adam and wife Esther (nee Moll). His wife Leah and five children preceded him in death. He is survived by two daughters and two sons, Louise, wife of Irvin Sensenderfer; Alice, wife of James Leapold; and Howard, with whom deceased had resided, all of town; and Solon, of East Texas, and twenty grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Deceased was a member of the St. John's Reformed church. He was a veteran of the Civil War, having enlisted on Sept. 25, 1862, as a private in Co. E, 151st Regiment, Penna. Volunteers, under the command of Captain Jacob S. Graeff. Mr. Adam served during the battle of Gettysburg and was discharged on July 13th, 1863. He was a lifelong Democrat. The funeral will be held on Friday afternoon.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Thursday, August 29, 1918, page 8. Submitted by Jerri.]

Adam, Milton

Milton Adam of Monterey, Berks county, died at his home Wednesday night in his 72nd year. The son of the late Edwin and Catherine, nee Moll, Adam, he was born in Windsor township, Berks county. For 33 years he was employed by the Kutztown Foundry and Machine Co. He was a member of the Kutztown Fire Co. His wife, the late Mary, nee Mengel, Adam, died two months ago. A daughter, Mrs. Chester Schultz, Pennsburg; a son, Paul Adam, Conshohocken, and three grandchildren survive. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Schofer Funeral home, 107 Main St., Topton. Interment in Hope Cemetery, Kutztown. Rev. E. K. Angstadt will officiate.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Friday, November 3, 1944, page 26. Submitted by Jerri.]

Adam, Paul

After more than 24 hours of intense suffering from tetanus, Paul Adam, aged nine years, son of Howard and Rose Hinterleiter Adam of Kutztown, died Monday evening. On Monday, June 3, the lad was at the farm of Alvin Kline near Kutztown, and during play, stepped on a nail, which penetrated the right foot. The wound was not regarded seriously bad, after he reached home, it was given home treatment. The lad was about as usual and apparently there were no ill effects of the injury until Sunday afternoon, when a physician was called. Anti-toxin was administered in the hope of counteracting the effects of the poison and during Monday there was hope for his recovery. Late in the afternoon the boy was seized with a violent attack and then another physician was called into consultation. The lad was a pupil of the public schools and was bright and active. He leaves his parents and these brothers and sisters: Stella, wife of Richard Weigle, Kutztown; Oscar Adam, Maxatawny Township Ida Adam, Cora Adam and Willard Adam, at home.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Wednesday, June 12 1912, page 8. Submitted by Jerri.]

Adam, Solon E.

Solon E. Adam, 78, husband of Lula (Knappenberger) Adam, died Sunday night at his home, Longswamp, Mertztown R.D., Berks County. Last Nov. 17, he was hit by a car as he crossed the Longswamp-Mertztown road in front of his home to go to a mailbox. He was hospitalized for three weeks. He became bedfast Feb. 18. He was a son of the late Michael and Leah (Berk) Adam. He was a former resident of Emmaus. Two years ago he moved to Longswamp. In his early years he worked as a stone mason and was employed by the Wenz Company of Allentown. Later he became a farmer and worked several farms in Lehigh County. The last was the one now know as the Hess-Lehigh Farm. He retired 26 years ago. He was a member of Western Salisbury Evangelical and Reformed Church and Sunday School. He was also a member of Mystic Star Lodge 73 and Encampment 15, IOOF, both of Emmaus, and of the Allentown Moose and the Knights of the Golden Eagle, Kutztown. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Lee W. M. and Harold B., both of emmaus; two daughter, Lillie, wife of Lloyd Long, and Mrs. Eva V. Seip, both of Macungie R. 1; 17 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three stepchildren, Margaret, wife of Norman Kreibel, Lansdale R. 2; Mabel, wife of Paul Ziegler, Topton, and Mrs. Eva Hockman of center Valley, and a sister, Mrs. Alice Leopold of Allentown. Two wives preceded him in death, Jennie (Butz) and Bertha (Fink), as well as a son, Willis B., a sister, Louise Sensendeffer, and two brothers, Frank and Howard. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Horace W. Schantz Funeral Home, 3rd and Main Sts., Emmaus.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Monday, April 2, 1956, page 7. Submitted by Jerri.]

Adam, Suzanne E.

Suzanne E. Adam, 65, Richmond Township, died of natural causes Aug. 9 in Lehigh Valley Hospital near Allentown, where she had been a patient eight days. She was the wife of Calvin G. Adam. Born in Kutztown, she was a daughter of the late Ralph G. and Winifred (Folk) Boyer. Adam was employed as a sewing-machine operator by the Kutztown Shoe Co. and the Adidas Shoe Company, Kutztown. She was a member of Zion (Moselem) Lutheran Church, Richmond Township. Adam is also survived by a daughter, Sally A. Adam, Richmond Township. Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in Zion (Moselem) Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Zion (Moselem) Church Cemetery, Richmond Township. Ludwick Funeral Homes Inc., Kutztown, is in charge of arrangements.

[Source: Reading Eagle, August 11, 2005. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Adam, William

Adam -- In Richmond, October 11th, William Adam, aged 69 years, 4 months and 6 days.

[Source: Berks and Schuylkill Journal, October 31, 1874. Submitted by: Nancy.]

Adams, Alice M.

Services were held in St. John's (Gernant's) Union Church, Ontelaunee Township, for Alice M. Adams, 89, of Adams Road, Ontelaunee Township, who died June 30 in Reading Hospital, where she had been a patient since June 5. Burial was in the adjoining church cemetery. She was predeceased by her husband, William C. Adams, who died Oct. 14, 1988. Born in Perry Township, she was a daughter of the late William S. and Sallie A. (DeLong) Schaeffer. Until retiring, she and her husband operated a dairy farm at their residence for many years. She was a member of the United Church of Christ congregation of St. John's (Gernant's) Church, Onteluanee Township. Surviving are three sons: Ronald W. Adams, Perry Township; and Russell E. Adams and Robert L. Adams, both of Ontelaunee Township; and three daughters: Ruth A. Adams, Muhlenberg Township; Rosemary N. (Adams) Heffner, Upper Hanover Township, Montgomery County; and Rita S. Adams, Lincoln Park, N.J. There are also nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. The Leibensperger Funeral Home, Hamburg, was in charge of arrangements.

[Source: Hamburg Area Item, July 9, 2003. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Adams, Anna F.

Anna F. Adams, 91, a resident of Luther Acres, Lititz, Lancaster County, since 1987, formerly of West Wyomissing, died Aug. 9 at 10:20 a.m. in LutherCare, Lititz. Her husband, Harry A. Adams, died in 1953. Born in Knauers, she was a daughter of the late Walter E. and Frances (Zinn) Fitterling. Adams was employed by Hope Hosiery, Adamstown, and was last employed as a seamstress by Betty's Bridal, Robesonia. She was a member of Peace United Church of Christ, Swartzville, Lancaster County. Adams was a past chaplain of the ladies auxiliary of the Adamstown Veterans of Foreign Wars post. Surviving is a son, James A., Reinholds. Other survivors include a brother, Richard S. Fitterling, Adamstown. There are also eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by two sons, John and Frederick Adams. Memorial services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Luther Acres. Inurnment will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Adamstown. The Good Funeral Home & Cremation Centre Inc., Reamstown, Lancaster County, is in charge of arrangements.

[Source: Reading Eagle, August 11, 2005. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Adams, Charles H.

Charles H. Adams, a World War II Air Force veteran, died yesterday morning in his Kutztown R. 3 home. A Kutztown native, he was a son of Solomon and Bertha (Herbein) Adams of Topton. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and Hoch-Balthaser American Legion Post, both of Kutztown; VFW Post, Breinigsville; Order of Owls, Allentown; Kutztown Fire Co., Kutztown Social Club, Keystone Fire Co. No. 1 of Boyertown and the Lyons Fire Co. Surviving in addition to his parents are his widow, Lottie C. (Reinert) Adams; a daughter, Sandra, Reading; a stepdaughter, Priscilla A., at home; four brothers, Donald, Yellow House, Berks County; Paul, Boyertown R. D.; Harold, Bowers; and John, Topton; five sisters, Mabel, wife of Melvin Grimes, West Lawn; Anna, wife of Lester Warmkessel, Kutztown; Ruth, wife of Claude Dorward, Allentown; Betty, wife of Albert Eschbach, Kutztown; and Jane, wife of Sharon Greenwalt, New Tripoli. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Fritz and Kendall Funeral Home, Kutztown.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Tuesday, November 19, 1957, page 26. Submitted by Jerri.]

Adams, Charles H.

Charles H. Adams, 74, 1011 Lehigh St., died suddenly of a heart attack yesterday afternoon while visiting Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Henry, 1101 S. 7th St. His wife, Lillie M. Fegely Adams died nine years ago. He was a son of the late Alfred and Amanda, nee Knerr, Adams, and was born in Longswamp township, Berks county. He is survived by two sons, Herbert A. W. Adams, with whom he resided, and Mahlon, Hosensack, as well as one granddaughter, one sister, Mrs. Maggie Baily, Fullerton; one half-sister, Mrs. Mabel Middaugh, Allentown, and one half-brother, Samuel Herbst, Fullerton. He was a member of Jordan Commandery, No. 102, Knights of Malta and the Maccabees. He was with the Mack Mfg. Co. until last December when he retired. For many years he was employed with the W. H. Taylor Co.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Monday, April 8, 1946, page 4. Submitted by Jerri.]

Adams, David

The funeral of David Adams, Shamrock, was held at Longswamp church on Wednesday. Mr. Adams was a son of Daniel Adams and wife Leah (Rishel) and was born in Longswamp on January 26, 1844. He was baptized by Rev. Jeremiah Schindel on March 9, 1844. The parents were sponsors. He was confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Longswamp by Rev. E. H. Sell on May 25, 1866. He was joined in marriage to Sarah Anna Long on June 10, 1871, at Fogelsville by Rev. William T. Helfrich, D.D. Two sons, Samuel N. and Amandus, died young.

The deceased was a farmer south of Mertztown for many years. Upon the death of his wife he made his home with an adopted daughters, Alice Eck, now wife of John O. Reinert, of this place, where he was tenderly cared for during his prolonged illness.

He passed away on Thursday, October 18, aged 84 years, 8 months and 22 days. There survive two brothers, Irvin, Mahanoy City, and Joseph, Reading.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Friday, October 26, 1928, p. 35. Submitted by Jerri.]

Adams, David

The remains of David Adams were buried at Longswamp Church. Deceased was a son of Daniel Adams and wife, Leah (Rishel), and was born in Longswamp on Jan. 26, 1844, and was baptized by Rev. Jeremiah Schindel, March 9, 1844. He was confirmed at Longswamp by Rev. E. H. N. Sell, May 25, 1862. He was joined in marriage to Sarah Anna Long on June 10, 1871, at Fogelsville, by Rev. Dr. William A. Helfrich. Two sons, Samuel N. and Amandus, died some years ago. He resided on a farm south of Mertztown for many years, and until sometime after his wife died, when he made his home with an adopted daughter, Mrs. John O. Reinert, of this place. he was aged 84 years, 8 months and 23 days. There remain two brothers, Irvin of Mahanoy City, and Joseph of Reading, Funeral Director J. J. Schofer and son, of Topton had charge. The bearers were John O. Reinert, Henry Warmuth, Levi Kline, Austin Fritch, Morris and William Eck. The two pastors of Longswamp took part in the services, Rev. W. L. Meckstroth basing his sermon on Leviticus 19:32. He spoke in German, Rev. W. G. Bond spoke in English on the selected text from Job 16:22 and 17:1.

[Source: Reading Eagle, Friday, October 26, 1928. Submitted by Betty.]

Adams, David D.

David D. Adams, retired grocer, died Saturday in his home, 476 W. Oley St., Reading, following a lingering illness. He was 70. A native of Macungie, Lehigh county, he was a son of the late Joel and Maria (Folk) Adams. He was a member of the Reformed congregation of Longswamp Union church, and Tox-E-Lox tribe, Independent Order of Red Men, Alburtis. He leaves his wife, the former Katie Hilbert; two daughters, Elsie, wife of Wellington Brady, Reading, and Clara, at home; one son, David D., West Reading; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one step-brother, Frank Weaver, Emmaus. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon in Reading.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Tuesday, January 24, 1950, page 9. Submitted by Jerri.]

Adams, David D. Jr.

David D. Adams, Jr. 65, of 225 Tulpehocken Ave., West Reading, was dead on arrival Friday at Reading Hospital and Medical Center, after being stricken with a heart attack in his home. He was the husband of Anna (Fucci) Adams. Adams had been a personnel clerk for the North American Rockwell Co., before retiring in 1972. Born in Emmaus, a son of the late David and Katie (Hilbert) Adams, Sr., he was an Army veteran of World War II. Surviving besides his widow are two daughters, barbara, wife of Martin Cafurell, and Carolyn, wife of Bruce Billman, both of Reading; a son Ronald, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Elsie Brady and Clara, both of Reading, and two grandchildren. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Kuhn Funeral Home, West Reading. Calling hours will be 7-9 p.m. Monday.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Monday, September 27, 1976, page 10. Submitted by Jerri.]

Adams, Donald R.

Services will be held June 18, 1:30 p.m. in Salem Bellemans Union Church, Centre Township, for Donald R. Adams, 72, of Hafer Drive, Leesport, who died June 14 in Reading Hospital, where he had been a patient since May 23. Burial will be in Fairview (Bellemans) Cemetery. He was the husband of June M. (Kreider) Adams. Born in Tilden Township, he was a son of the late Oscar W. and Ella M. (Potteiger) Adams. Until retiring in 1994, he was employed by Quaker Maid Kitchens, Ontelaunee Township, for 17 years, and was also employed as a spray painter by Degler Chevrolet, Kutztown; Kutztown Airport; and Reading Aviation. Adams was a Korean War Army veteran. He was a member of Salem (Bellemans) Church, Centre Township and vice president of the Centerport Sunday School. Adams was a charter member of the Central Berks Fire Company. Surviving are three brothers, Quentin C. Adams, Shoemakersville; Richard L. Adams, Tilden Township; and Larry D. Adams, Pottsville. There are also three sisters: Arlene V. (Adams) Heffner, Shoemakersville; Audrey L. (Adams) Schorr, Concord. N.C.; and Sharon A. (Adams) Ende, in Wisconsin. The Leibensperger Funeral Home, Hamburg, is in charge of arrangements.

[Source: Hamburg Area Item, June 18, 2003. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Adams, Ella (nee Fritch)

Mrs. Ella (Fritch) Adams of 507 Turner St., Allentown, died yesterday in the Hamilton Convalescent Home, Allentown. She was 77. Born in Mertztown, she was a daughter of the late Levi and Sarah (Miller) Fritch. She was a member of Zions United Church of Christ, Allentown. Surviving with her husband, Harry P. Adams, are a son, Harry F., of Allentown; a daughter, Helen, wife of Warren Brewen of Allentown; two sisters, Helen, wife of Harry C. Keck, and Melrose, wife of Louis Shoemaker, all of Mertztown; two grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. The J. S. Burkholder Funeral Home, 1601 Hamilton St., Allentown, is in charge of arrangements.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Saturday, September 12, 1964, page 16. Submitted by Jerri.]

Adams, Erwin

Erwin Adams, of 65 S. 2nd St., Emmaus, the oldest male resident of that borough, died at his home yesterday, aged 90 years, 6 months and 23 days. He had been confined to his home since January, and was bedfast for the last three months. Born in Berks county, the son of Daniel and Leah, nee Rishel, Adams, he was a painter by trade, working in Mahanoy City for 20 years. He had lived retired in Emmaus for the past 20 years. He was a member of the Reformed wing of the Longswamp church. He is survived by one daughter, Rachael Adams, of Macungie; one brother, Elmer Adams, of Emmaus, six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Wednesday, July 15, 1942, page 5. Submitted by Jerri.]

Adams, Esther (nee Conrad)

After a year's illness, Mrs. Esther Adams (nee Conrad), aged 56 years, wife of William H. Adams, died of dropsy Thursday at her home in Reading. Mrs. Adams would have celebrated her birthday anniversary on the 22d of this month. She was born and reared in Ruscombmanor township, but lived in Reading for sixteen years. Besides her husband, Mrs. Adams is survived by one son, Alvin Adams, Coplay; two daughters, Katie F. and Mamie R. Adams, at home; five sisters, Louise, wife of Charles Youse, Mt. Penn; Wilhelmina, wife of Frank Diehl, Oley; Alice, wife of Frank Reinert, Ruscombmanor; Mrs. Amelia Britzgarf, Caroline, wife of Abraham Glase, Allentown; one brother, Henry Conrad, of Ruscombmanor, and five grandchildren.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Saturday, June 13, 1908, page 10. Submitted by Jerri.]

Adams, Eula A. (nee Knauss)

Mrs. Eula A. (Knauss) Adams of 5207 Sunset Road, Temple, died yesterday in Reading Hospital. She was 71. She resided in Lyons until about a year ago. Born in Macungie, she was a daughter of the late George and Anna (Hittle) Knauss. She was the widow of Robert G. Adams. Mrs. Adams was a member of the Lutheran congregation of Zion Maxatawny Church. Surviving are two sons, Robert of Kutztown R. 3; and Roy of Lyons; a daughter, Anna, wife of Forrest Zechman, of Temple, with whom she resided; 10 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and three brothers, Milton and George, of Catasauqua; and Ralph of Topton. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Earl A. Trexler Funeral Home, 25 E. Weiss St., Topton, with viewing 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Friday, June 1, 1962, page 41. Submitted by Jerri.]

Adams, Florence

Services for Mrs. Florence M. Adams, 70, of 124 Woodrow Ave., Sinking Spring, who died Saturday night in the Wyomissing Lodge, Reading, will be held on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Raymond S. Wolfgang will officiate in the Lamm & Witman Funeral Home, Wernersville. Burial will be made in Aulenbach's Cemetery. Born in Krumsville, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Polly (Fenstermacher) Tyson. Her husband, Irvin M. Adams, died Jan. 27, 1934. Mrs. Adams was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ and its guild. Surviving are five sons: Warren L., Kenhorst; Herman C., Sinking Spring; Lester P., Wernersville; Junior I., Rehrersburg and Kenneth A., Lincoln Park. A daughter, Fern M., widow of Titus Summers, Montrose Manor, and two stepdaughters, Kathryn M., wife of Harvey Steely, Stevens, and Marie C., wife of Wallace Oakes, Sinking Spring: 27 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. A brother, Edgar Tyson, Kutztown and four sisters: Ellen, widow of Bert Kunkle, and Mercy, widow of Edgar Roth, both of Kutztown; Lillian, widow of Lewis Smith, Krumsville, and Elsie, wife of Wert Reinhard, Kempton.

[Source: Reading Eagle, Sunday, April 6, 1970. Submitted by: Jeff.]

Adams, George G.

George G. Adams died suddenly Thursday at the residence of his son, Peter G. Adams, in Richmond, a mile east of Moselem Springs. The following children remain: Charles B., of Hyde Park; Oscar B., of Blandon; Peter G., Moselem Springs; Harry B., Edward B., and Robert, of Leesport; Mrs. Howard Biehl of Temple; Mrs. Cyrus Schlegel, of Reading; Mrs. Lee Troxell, of New York city; Mrs. William Schmehl and Miss Ella M., of Allentown. Funeral Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 9:30 a.m. at the house. Services and interment at St. Peter's Church, in Richmond, of which deceased was a member.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Tuesday, October 29, 1907, page 4. Submitted by Jerri.]

Adams, George Herbert

Adams, George I.

Services were held for George I. Adams, 91, who died March 17 in his residence on Butter Lane, Exeter Township. He was predeceased by his first wife, Dorothy D. (Wanner) Adams, in 1982, and by his second wife, Lilla A. (Breitenstein) Adams in 1997. Born in Reading, Adams was employed as a knitter by Berkshire Knitting Mills, Wyomissing, and was last employed as an inspector by Textile Machine Works, Wyomissing, retiring in 1977. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Adams was a member of Reformation Lutheran Church, Reiffton. Surviving is a son, I. James, Wyoming, Del. Other survivors include a sister; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Burial was in Charles Evans Cemetery. The arrangements were handled by the Lutz Funeral Home Inc., Mount Penn.

[Source: Southern Berks News, March 24, 2004. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Adams, Harold G.

Harold Guy Adams Sr., 70, died of natural causes April 11 in his residence in Muhlenberg Township. His wife, Rita Ellen (Clinton) Adams, died Dec. 5. Born in Laureldale, he was a son of the late Ray W. and Emma (Suader) Adams. Adams was employed for several years in the warehouse by Textile Chemical Corp., Ontelaunee Township, retiring in 1998. Surviving are a daughter, Susan E. (Adams) Rollman, Reading; and two sons, Harold G. Jr., Macungie, Lehigh County, and Gerald A., Muhlenberg Township. Other survivors include nine grandchildren. He was predeceased by two sons, Ronald R. Adams, in 1963 and Ricky J. Adams, in 1993. Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the Walter R. Christ Funeral Home Inc., Laureldale. Burial will be in Good Shepherd Cemetery, Tuckerton.

[Source: Reading Eagle, April 13, 2005. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Adams, Harold L.

Harold L. Adams, 80, Kutztown, died June 26 at 8 p.m. in Lehigh Valley Hospital near Allentown, where he had been a patient four days. He was the husband of Beulah I. (Houptley) Adams. Born in Maxatawny Township, he was a son of the late Solomon W. and Bertha M. (Herbein) Adams. Adams was employed for 20 years as a foundry moulder by Caloric Corp., Topton, and by Boyertown Foundry. He was last employed for seven years as a custodian by the Fleetwood School District, last working in 1990. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Kutztown. Adams was a Navy veteran of World War II. He is also survived by a son, Ronald H., Groton, Mass. Other survivors include a sister, Anna W. (Adams) Warmkessel, Kutztown. There are also two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. in Ludwick Funeral Homes Inc., Kutztown. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery, Kutztown.

[Source: Reading Eagle, June 28, 2005. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Adams, Harry A.

Harry A. Adams, 39, of 2314 Jefferson Ave., West Wyomissing, died yesterday three hours after admission to the Reading Hospital. He had been stricken ill while at work| in the Reading plant-of the Diener Knitting Mills, Inc. of West Leesport, where he was employed as a cutter. Dr. Paul D. Good, coroner, ordered an autopsy before issuing a certificate. Adams was a son of the late lrvin M. and Ida (Mover) Adams, and was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical and Reformed Church. Surviving are his widow, Anna (Fitterling) Adams; two sons: Frederick and James, both at home: his stepmother, Mrs. Florence (Tyson) Adams, of Sinking Spring; three sisters: Catherine, wife of Harvey Steely, of Stevens; Marie, wife of Wallace Oaks, Sinking Spring, and Fern, wife of Titus Summers, Gouglersville: and five brothers: Warren and Herman, both of Sinking Spring; Lester, Wernersville; Junior, of Lebanon, and Kenneth, in the Army in Korea. Services Tuesday at 2 p. m. in the Lamm and Witman Funeral Home, Wernersville, the Rev. Frank A. Rosenberger and the Rev. David J. W. Noll officiating. Burial in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Adamstown.

[Source: Reading Eagle, Sunday, June 14, 1953. Submitted by: Jeff.]

Adams, Harry M.

Adams--In this city, on the 10th inst., Harry M. Adams, son of Melville E. and Mary J. Adams, aged 15 years, 8 months and 25 days. The relatives and friends of the family, also members of the Young People's Society of Faith Reformed Church are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, without further notice, from the residence of his parents, 433 Pine street, on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Services at the house. Interment in Charles Evans Cemetery.

[Source: Reading Eagle, Friday, May 13, 1904. Submitted by Nancy.]

Adams, Hattie Sallie (nee Reimert)

Mrs. Hattie Sallie Adams, 55, of 111 N. 5th St., died last night at the Allentown hospital after a two weeks illness. She was admitted to the hospital yesterday. Born in Kutztown, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Mary (Levan) Reimert. She resided in this city 30 years. She is survived by 10 children: Laura, Auburn, Pa.; Helen, wife of Clarence Wink, Hamburg, R. 3; Leroy, Emmaus; Walter, Charles and Richard of Allentown; Anna, wife of Oliver Kershner, Allentown; Beulah, Norristown; and Ralph, Topton. Two grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Kate Hilbert of Douglassville, also survive.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Thursday, November 29, 1945, page 18. Submitted by Jerri.]

Adams, Henry

Henry Adams, a well known farmer of near Kutztown, died of the grip on Saturday, after an illness of only four days. His wife is also very low with the same disease.

[Source: The Lehigh Register, Allentown, PA, Wednesday, February 3, 1892, page 3. Submitted by Jerri.]

Adams, Ida

Ida, wife of Edward Adams died on Thursday at the home of her father Henry Romich, near Worman. She had been ill only a short time, with pneumonia. Her age was 18 years, 2 months and 26 days. She was married several months ago, but still lived with her parents. The funeral will take place next Tuesday morning. Interment in Boyertown. The father Henry Romich is also very ill. He is a son of Jere Romich of Boyertown.

[Source: Berks County Democrat, January 14, 1899.]

Adams, Ida

The funeral of Ida, wife of Edward Adams, of near Greshville, on Tuesday was largely attended. She was the daughter of Henry Romich and granddaughter of Jeremiah Romich of this place. Deceased was 18 years, 2 months and 26 days. She leaves a husband and a small child. Her father being sick with pneumonia was unable to attend the funeral. The corpse was attired in her wedding dress. Rev. A.M. Weber officiated and Brumbach & Co. was in charge.

[Source: Berks County Democrat, January 21, 1899.]

Adams, Ida May

West Reading, Jan. 25 (Special); A cold, which developed into pneumonia, caused the death of Ida (nee Moyer), wife of Irvin Adams, 110 Yarnell street, after an illness of but two days. Her age was 22 years, 10 months, and 23 days. Deceased is survived by her husband and three children: Harry, Catherine and Marie; her mother, Mrs. Emma Moyer (nee Hinsley), and one brother Le Roy Moyer all at home. She was born at Lyons, the daughter of Charles and Emma Moyer. Mrs. Adams was a member of St. Paul's Reformed Church. Undertaker Auman, of Reading, has charge.

[Source: Reading Eagle, Tuesday, January 25, 1916. Submitted by: Jeff.]

Adams, Ida V. (nee Michael)

Mrs. Ida V. Adams, wife of William B. Adams, who lived between Alburtis and Longswamp, died yesterday afternoon at 2.30 o'clock at the Allentown hospital, where she had been a patient since Monday and underwent an operation for gallstones. She was 34 years, 2 months and 10 days of age. She was a daughter of Harvey and Martha, nee Romig, Michael, and is survived by her parents, her husband, and the following children, Harold, Elmer, Raymond, Daniel, Leon, Dorothy, Miriam and Mildred, at home; by four brothers, Henry, of Topton; Oscar, of Cementon; Elmer, of Macungie; Howard, of Kutztown, and by a sister, Mrs. Minnie Gehringer, of Macungie. Mrs. Adams was a faithful member of the Longswamp church, on the Reformed side.

[Note: I believe that her maiden name was actually Merkel.]

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Saturday, April 5, 1930, page 16. Submitted by Jerri.]

Adams, Irene M.

Services were held in the Leibensperger Funeral Home, Hamburg, for Irene M. Adams, 90, formerly of West State Street, Hamburg, who died April 6 in the Berks Heim Annex, where she had been a resident since April 15, 1997. Burial was in St. Michael's Cemetery, Tilden Township. She was predeceased by her husband, James A. Adams, who died Oct. 30, 1997. Born in Upper Bern Township, she was a daughter of the late Francis and Mamie (Haas) Rentschler. Until retiring in 1992, she was employed in the cafeteria of Hamburg High School for 20 years. She was a life member of the Women of the Moose, Hamburg. Adams was a member of Frieden's Lutheran Church, Bernville. Surviving are a son, Eugene J. Adams, Hamburg; a daughter, Shirley E. (Adams) Flammer, Edenburg; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Other survivors include a brother, Dennis Rentschler, Robesonia, and a sister, Kathryn (Rentschler) Spengler, Strausstown.

[Source: Hamburg Area Item, April 16, 2003. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Adams, Irvin M.

Sinking Spring. Jan 29 (Special) -- Irvin M. Adams died at his home in Montello, aged 46 years. He was a son of the late Addison and Catherine Adams, was a member of Camp 689 P.O.S. of A., and Juniata Tribe, Red Men. There survive his widow, Florence (Tyson) Adams; these children: Katherine, wife of Harvey Steeley, Stevens, Harry, Marie, Fern, Warren, Herman, Esther [sic. should be Lester], Junior and Kenneth at home; also a stepsister, Mrs. Roy Oxenrider, Neffsville. Funeral Thursday at 2 p.m. from the home. All services at the house, the Rev. Dr. C. E. Creitz officiating. Internment in Aulenbach cemetery, Reading, in charge of Funeral Director C. Norman Lamm, of Wernersville.

[Source: Reading Eagle, Monday, January 29, 1934. Submitted by: Jeff.]

Adams, Jeremiah A.

Jeremiah A. Adams, who died at his home in Fleetwood, after an illness of one year, was section foreman for the Reading company for over 43 years. He was aged 63 years. Mr. Adams was the son of the late Mannoah and Mary (Fretz) Adams and was born at Shamrock, Longswamp township. He was a member of St. Paul's Reformed church, Fleetwood; I.O.O.F., Lyons; P.O.S. of A., Alburtis; Knights of the Mystic Chain, Fleetwood; P. & R. Relief association, Reading Company Veterans' association, Reading Company Club and Fleetwood Fire company. There survive his widow, Ellen (Hertzog), and the following children: Fred J., Mabel H., Claude H., all of Fleetwood; Lily J., wife of Fred Hawkins, Reading; Gertrude I., wife of H. Earl George, Los Angeles, Cal., and Paul a. Adams. There are nine grandchildren, two brothers, Harry P., Allentown, and Fred W., Alburtis, and one sister, Ella, wife of John Fritsch, Longswamp. Funeral Saturday at 10 a.m.

[Source: The Allentown Morning Call, Allentown, PA, Wednesday, May 3, 1933. Submitted by Jerri.]

Adams, Joel

Joel Adams died in the Reading hospital after a lingering illness, aged 85 years, 8 months and 22 days. He was a son of the late Daniel and Lea, nee Roche, Adams and was born in Longswamp township, Berks county. He was a member of the Reformed congregation of the Longswamp Union church. Surviving are the widow, Maria, nee Falk; two sons, David D., Reading, with whom he resided, and James J., Allentown; one step-son, Frank Weaver, Emaus. Five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and one brother, Erwin Adams, Emaus, also survive. The funeral will be held Monday at 1 p.m., daylight time, from the home of his son in Reading. Continued services will be held in Longswamp Union church. Rev. W. H. Meckstroth will officiate. interment will be made in the adjoining cemetery.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Saturday, September 5, 1931, page 7. Submitted by Jerri.]

Adams, Justina

Adams -- In this city, on the 27th inst., Justina Adams, aged 62 years. The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Monday afternoon at 2 oclock from the residence of her son, No. 308 Bingaman street. Services at the house. Interment at Charles Evans cemetery.

[Source: Reading Eagle, December 30, 1883, p. 4. Submitted by: Marianne.]

Adams, Justina

The funeral of Mrs. Justinia ADAMS took place this afternoon from the residence of her son John Adams, 308 Bingaman street. Rev. A. S. Leinbach conducted services at the house. Interment was made in Charles Evans cemetery. Four sons of deceased acted as pall-bearers. E. S. Miller, undertaker.

[Source: Reading Eagle, December 31, 1883, p. 1. Submitted by: Marianne.]

Adams, Lee F.Sr.

Retired Minister. Services were held in the Wesley UM Church. The Rev. Lee Frederick Adams Sr., a retired United Methodist minister, died March 7 in St. Joseph Medical Center, where he had been a patient since Feb. 20. Burial was in Good Shepherd Cemetery, Tuckerton. Adams, formerly of Reiffton, was the husband of Marian V. (Spatz) Adams. Born in Reading, he was a son of the late Fred and Annie (Heffner) Adams. He was a graduate of Fleetwood High School, where he lettered in four sports and was basketball captain. He also ran in the Penn Relays in Philadelphia. He graduated from Albright College in 1949, and was accepted into the Philadelphia Conference of the Methodist Church in 1951. He was a 1952 graduate of the United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio, with a master of divinity degree. He was pastor of the Wesley UM Church, Reading, for 11 years until his retirement in 1983. Prior to his ministry at the Reading church, Adams' pastoral duties included assignments in Geigertown, Morgantown, Pottstown, Lehighton, Parryville, Schuylkill Haven, Langhorne, Narberth and Philadelphia. In 1984 he served as interim pastor at Christ UM Church, Birdsboro. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Adams was a former chaplain at Wernersville State Hospital. In 1963 he was honored by the Chapel of the Four Chaplains for outstanding community service. Adams wrote a weekly sports column for the Kutztown Patriot. Adams was a member of Holy Cross Memorial UM Church, Reading. He is also survived by two sons, the Rev. Lee F. Jr., Royersford, Montgomery County, and Larry K.B., Reiffton. There are two grandchildren. Other survivors include three sisters: Ruth (Adams) Heffley, Edgewater, Fla.; Janet (Adams) Burns, Fleetwood; and Dorothy (Adams) Peters, Oley. Cramp Funeral Home Inc. was in charge of arrangements.

[Source: Kutztown Area Patriot, March 18, 2005. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Adams, Lulu (nee Hennessey

On the 12th inst. LULU (nee Hennessey) widow of Allen A. Adams, formerly of 115 Carroll St. Age 96 years. Services private at the convenience of the family (AUMAN)

[Source: Reading Eagle, c. November 1987. Submitted by: Submitted by Eileen.]

Adams, Menno

Menno Adams, of near Alburtis, died Sunday morning of typhoid fever, aged 64 years. Deceased is survived by his wife, three sons and two daughters, Henry, Jeremiah and Frederick Adams, of Lyons, Mrs. Schuler, of Coopersburg, and Mrs. John Fritch, of Longswamp. The funeral will take place Friday at 10 a.m. from his late home. Regular services and burial at Longswamp Church. Rev. Mr. Bernd will officiate.

[Source: Macungie Progress, Thursday, August 18, 1904, page 1. Submitted by Jerri.]

Adams, Menno

Menno Adams, of near Alburtis, died Sunday morning of typhoid fever, aged sixty-four years. He is survived by his wife, three sons and two daughters, Henry, Frederick and Jeremiah, of Lyons; Mrs. Schuler, of Coopersburg, and Mrs. John Fritch, of Longswamp. Funeral on Friday at 10 a.m. at the house. Services and burial at Longswamp Church. Rev. Berndt will officiate.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Tuesday, August 16, 1904, page 1. Submitted by Jerri.]

Adams, Ralph L.

Private services were arranged by the Leibensperger Funeral Home, Hamburg, for Ralph L. Adams, of Forge Dam Road, Upper Bern Township, who died Aug. 7 in Reading Hospital, where he had been a patient two days. Burial was in Frieden's Cemetery, Shartlesville. Born in Upper Bern Township, he was a son of the late Lewis M. and Ada D. (Henne) Adams. Until retiring in 1992, he was employed as a cook by Haag's Hotel, Shartlesville, for 32 years. He was a former driver for the Shartlesville Fire Company. Surviving are Arlene G. (Smith) Brown, with whom he resided; a son, Thomas T. Adams, Upper Bern Township; and three daughters: Marjory A. (Adams) Groft, Bernville; Audra A. (Adams) Sonday, Pine Grove, Schuylkill County; and Carla J. (Adams) Dougherty, Tilden Township. There are also six grandchildren and a brother, Earl M. Adams, Hamburg. He was predeceased by a son, Richard M. Adams, who died in 1976.

[Source: Hamburg Area Item, August 13, 2003. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Adams, Robert G.

Robert G. Adams, owner of a saw mill near Mill Creek, Kutztown R. 2, died last night at his home. He was 77. A veteran of the Navy, he participated in the 1907-08 world cruise of the Great White Fleet which was organized by Theodore Roosevelt. Born in Berks County, he was a son of the late Monroe and Mary Adams. He was a member of the Mennonite Brethren in Christ Church, Fleetwood. Surviving are his wife, Eula Knauss Adams; two sons, Robert, Kutztown R. 3, and Roy, Lyons Station; a daughter, Anna, wife of Forrest Zechman, Temple; three sisters, Mrs. Florence Sensenderfer and Mrs. Daniel Diehl, both of Allentown, and Mrs. Elsie Kieffer, Brunswick, Ga., and three brothers, Thomas of Blandon, Frederick of Reading, and Howard, Fleetwood. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the DeLong and Trexler Funeral Home, Topton. Viewing will be 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Friday, August 7, 1959, page 7. Submitted by Jerri.]

Adams, Samuel B.

Samuel B. Adams, a well known farmer of Richmond township, Berks county, near Kutztown, died on Sunday morning after an illness of only a short time. He left a wife and several grown children to mourn his loss.

[Source: Allentown Democrat, Wednesday, November 21, 1894, page 3. Submitted by Jerri.]

Adams, Sandra A.

Sandra A. Adams, 65, of 221 Sycamore Road, West Reading, died Thursday at Reading Hospital, where she had been admitted earlier that day. Born in Berks County, she was the daughter of the late Chester B. and Arleen Jacoby Rodrian. She was a 1947 graduate of Reading High School. She had been employed as a secretary at the Kesher Zion Synagogue for many years and for five years by the March of Dimes, last working Tuesday. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Kutztown. Surviving are three stepsisters, Betty A. Reed, Pottsville, Ruth A. Marx, Harrisburg, Nancy L. Guzick, Port Carbon; a stepbrother, John C. Rodrian, Saint Clair. Services will be private. Interment will be in Laureldale Cemetery, Tuckerton. Auman Funeral Home, Reading, is in charge of arrangements.

[Source: Pottsville Republican, July 31, 2000. Submitted by: Nancy.]

Adams, Shirley J. (nee Berger)

Shirley J. Adams, 68, Perry Township, died of natural causes June 27 at 6:25 a.m. in Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, where she had been a patient three days. She was the wife of Elmer M. Adams. Born in Windsor Township, she was a daughter of the late George and Estella (Koenig) Berger. Adams was employed for 42 years as a machine operator by Crown Knitting Mill, Mohrsville, and was last employed for four years as a machine operator by Spring-Ford Mills, Leesport, retiring in 2002. She was a member of St. Michael's Church, Tilden Township. Adams is also survived by two sons, Larry K., Mohrsville, and Lyle L., Shoemakersville. Other survivors include two sisters, Ruth (Berger) DeLong, Hamburg, and Pauline (Berger) Lerch, Leesport. There are also two grandchildren. Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in Burkey & Driscoll Funeral Home, Hamburg. Burial will be in Leesport Cemetery, Ontelaunee Township.

[Source: Reading Eagle, June 28, 2005. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Adams, Solomon and Bertha

Joint funeral services will be held in St. John's Lutheran Church, Kutztown, at 2 p.m. Wednesday for Mr. and Mrs. Solomon W. Adams, 28 E. Smith St., Topton. Adams died Wednesday and his wife, Bertha, died yesterday morning. Mrs. Adams, 66, was born in Kutztown and was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Herbein. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Kutztown. Adams, who died on his 69th birthday in Reading Hospital, was born in Maxatawny Township, Berks County, a son of the late Henry and Annie (Wink) Adams. He was a molder at M & M Foundry, Hamburg, for the last 17 years. Surviving are four sons, Donald, Yellow House; Paul, Boyertown; Harold and Bowers, both at home; five daughters, Mabel, wife of Melvin Grimes, West Lawn; Anna, wife of Lester Warmkessel, Kutztown; Ruth, wife of Claude Dorward, Macungie; Betty, wife of Albert Eschbach, Kutztown; Jane, wife of Sharon Greenwalt, Allentown; 28 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Adams had originally been scheduled for tomorrow. Viewing will be Tuesday evening, 7-8:30 p.m., at the Fritz & Kendall Funeral Home, Kutztown.

[Source: Allentown Sunday Call-Chronicle, Sunday, March 22, 1959, page 23. Submitted by Jerri.]

Adams, Solomon W.

Solomon W. Adams of 28 E. Smith St., Topton, died yesterday at the Reading Hospital on his 69th birthday. He had been a farmer in the East Penn Valley of Berks County most of his life. He was a molder at M&M Foundry, Hamburg, for the last 17 years. Adams had been hospitalized seven weeks. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Kutztown. A native of Maxatawny Township, he was a son of the late Henry and Annie Wink Adams. He was predeceased by his parents and two sons. Surviving are his wife, Bertha M. Herbein Adams; four sons, Donald, Yellow House; Paul, Boyertown R.d.; Harold, Bowers, and John, at home; five daughters, Mabel, wife of Melvin Grimes, West Lawn; Anna, wife of Lester Warmkessel, Kutztown; Ruth, wife of Claude Dorward, Macungie; Betty, wife of Albert Eshbach, Kutztown, and June, wife of Sharon Greenwalt, Allentown R.D.; two brothers, George and Luther, both of Kutztown; 28 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in St. John's Lutheran church, Kutztown, with viewing from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday in the Fritz & Kendall Funeral Home, Kutztown.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Thursday, March 19, 1959, page 48. Submitted by Jerri.]

Adams, Stanley L.

Stanley L Adams, 90, formerly of 4012 Eighth Ave., Temple, died Monday night in Pottsville Hospital, where he had been admitted earlier in the day.

He was taken to the hospital from Laurel Center Genesis Elder Care, Tilden Twp., where he had resided since Jul 17.

He was the husband of Elsie M (Yoder) Adams, also a resident of Laurel Center. Born in Reading, he was a son of the Late Charles and Gertrude (Stamm) Adams.

Adams had been employed 27 years as a shipping clerk by the former Busy Bee Hosiery Mill, Northmont, and was last employed 30 years as a clerk by Dries Paint & Hardware Center, Reading, retiring in 1979.

He was a member of St Stephen's United Church of Christ, Reading. Adams was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a life member and former trustee of the Marion Fire Co., Reading.

Adams is also survived by a brother Clarence V., Reading and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be private. Milkins Funeral Home Inc., Temple, is in charge of arrangements.

[Source: Reading Eagle, March 10, 1999, p. B-6. Submitted by Michelle.]

Adams, Stella (nee Schadler)

Mrs. Stella Adams, 79, of 4920 Kutztown Road, Temple, Berks County, widow of James A. Adams, died yesterday in the Reinmiller Convalescent Home, Emmaus. She was born in Red Lion, Berks County, a daughter of the late William and Theresa (Stauffer) Schadler. She lived in Allentown prior to moving to Temple several months ago. Mrs. Adams at one time was manager of Schadler's bakery in Emmaus and later was employed as a cook by the Hamilton Convalescent Home, Allentown. She retired four years ago. She was a member of Longswamp United Church of Christ. Surviving are four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Trexler Funeral Home, 1625 Highland St., Allentown. Viewing will be 7-8:30 p.m. tomorrow.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Tuesday, September 29, 1964, page 26. Submitted by Jerri.]

Adams, Viola L. (nee Tyson)

Mrs. Viola L. Adams, 71, of 2701 Hawthorne Rd., North Hills, Glenside, Montgomery County, died yesterday in the Abington Memorial Hospital.

The widow of Howard Leroy Adams, who died in 1938, she was born in Reading. A daughter of the late Walter Tyson a former city treasurer, and Mary E (Potteiger) Tyson. Mrs. Adams was graduated from the former Reading Girls High School, in 1910.

Surviving are a daughter Mrs. Dorothy A. Beauchamp with whom she last resided; a son Robert T., of Philadelphia and five grandchildren.

Services will be held Monday at 9:30 AM in the Edwin F. Thies Funeral Home, Glenside. Burial will be in Charles Evans Cemetery.

[Source: Reading Eagle, September 21, 1962, page 25. Submitted by Michelle.]

Adams, Walter Samuel

Walter Samuel Adams, aged 8 years, who died at the home of his parents, Thomas F. and Ellen E. Adams, was thus far the youngest victim of the typhoid epidemic at Reading. The lad was ill but nine days. He spent all of his young life in Reading. He was a regular attendant at St. Stephen's Reformed Sunday School. Besides his parents, he is survived by these brothers and sisters: Wilson J. Adams, Reading; Elwood S. Adams, Allentown; Benjamin T. Adams, U.S. battleship Illinois; Sarah C., wife of Robert E. Molley, Lebanon; Cora S., wife of Charles Dougherty, Upland, Delaware County; Mary S. Adams, at home.

[Source: The Allentown Democrat, Allentown, PA, Saturday, December 5, 1908, page 7. Submitted by Jerri.]

Adams, Wm.

Wm. Adams, a highly respected citizen of Breinigsville, died at his late home on Tuesday forenoon from cancer of throat, aged 65 years, 2 months and 7 days. He is survived by his widow and the following children: Mrs. Henry Titlow, Trexlertown; William and John, of South Bethlehem; Mrs. Dan Arnold, Mrs. Meda Hillegas and Llewellyn, Clinton, of Allentown, and Luther and Fred, at home. Also four brothers and a sister survive. Funeral Saturday forenoon at 9.30 at house. Interment, Longswamp Church, Rev. F. Laros officiating.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Wednesday, May 9, 1906, page 1. Submitted by Jerri.]

Addams, Isaac

Addams, Mary A. (nee Althouse)

Mary A. (nee Althouse), widow of Reuben E Addams, died at the residence of her daughter and soninlaw, Mr and Mrs Levi Quier, 234 S 5th St, of general debility, aged 82 years, 5 months and 5 days. Her health had been failing for the past 2 years and she was confined to bed the last 9 weeks. Deceased was born near Leesport and lived in Reading for many years, where her husband died 12 years ago. Mrs. Levi Quier is the only surviving daughter. Deceased was a member of St Paul's Memorial Reformed church.

[Source: Reading Eagle, December 16, 1897, p. 3. Submitted by: Submitted by Diana.]

Addams, Mary A. (nee Althouse)

In this city, on the 14rh inst, Mary ADDAMS, aged 82years, 5 months and 5 days. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral service from the residence of her soninlaw Levi Quier, 234 S 5th St, on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Interment private at Charles Evans cemetery.

[Source: Reading Eagle, December 16, 1897, p. 6. Submitted by: Submitted by Diana.]

Addis, Mary Jane

Mary Jane Addis, 85, Exeter Township, died May 27 at 4 p.m. in St. Joseph Medical Center, where she had been a patient for four days. She was the wife of F. Robert Addis. Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late James M. and Mary (Eshleman) Bitler. Addis was a member of Community United Church of Christ, St. Lawrence. She was a 1937 graduate of Reading High School. Addis is also survived by a son, Robert J., Douglassville, and a daughter, Carol J. (Addis) Haines, Palmyra, Lebanon County. There are also four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Henninger Funeral Home Inc. Burial will be in St. John's (Hain's) Church Cemetery, Lower Heidelberg Township.

[Source: Reading Eagle, May 29, 2005. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Ahn, Charles

Charles Ahn, aged fifty-eight, of Kutztown, died at midnight last night at the Allentown Hospital as the result of injuries sustained at the Empire Steel and Iron Company's plant at Topton on Monday. Mr. Ahn, who was one of the company's oldest employees, was caught in escaping steam and horribly scalded over his entire body. He was unconscious when he was brought to the hospital on Monday afternoon and never regained consciousness. A wife and one daughter survive.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Wednesday, April 10, 1918, page 14. Submitted by Jerri.]

Ahn, Ellen Rebecca

Ill for the past six weeks with a complication of ailments, Mrs. Ellen Rebecca Ahn, widow of William L. Ahn, died at her late home, Franklin street, Alburtis, yesterday morning at 11.45 o'clock. She was in her seventy-ninth year. Born in Greenwich township, Berks county, Mrs. Ahn was for many years a resident of Alburtis. She was a daughter of the late Louis and Helena, nee Bock, Becker. Practically all of her life, she was a faithful member of the Trinity Lutheran church at Bowers. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lorena Dankel and Mrs. Robert Schmoyer, both at home, and one son, Irwin Ahn, of Alburtis. Six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and these sisters and brother also survive: Mrs. Emma Billig, Allentown Route 2; Mrs. Amanda Wagaman, Kutztown; Mrs. Elmer Dunkel, Lehighton, and Samuel Becker, of Kutztown. Funeral services will be held at her late home Thursday afternoon at 1.30 o'clock followed by services in the Trinity Lutheran church, Bowers. Rev. William F. Bond and Rev. James N. Blatt will officiate. Interment will be made in the Union cemetery at Bowers.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Allentown PA Monday, December 18, 1933, page 7. Submitted by Submitted by Jerri.]

Ahn, Hettie (nee DeLong)

Hettie, wife of Solomon Ahn, of near Topton, a born DeLong, died on Monday morning after a long illness with dropsy, aged 74 years. Besides her husband, she is survived by these children: Charles, of Kutztown; Edwin, of shamrock; William, of Longswamp; Jacob, of Topton; Mrs. Solomon Hilbert, of Shamrock; Mrs. Orlando Eck, of Oreville; and John, of Circleville, Ohio. The following brothers and sisters also survive: Ephraim DeLong, of Allentown; Alvin DeLong, of Indiana; Mrs. Susan Brandt, of Frankfort, Ind.; Mrs. Helena Siegfried, of Indiana; Joel DeLong, of Schnecksville; and Mrs. Harrison Fegely, of Rockland, Berks Co.

[Source: Allentown Democrat, Wednesday, November 21, 1900, page 2. Submitted by Jerri.]

Ahn, Hettie (nee DeLong)

Hettie, wife of Solomon Ahn (nee DeLong), died on Monday at 6 a.m. of dropsy of the heart, aged 74 years, at her home in Topton. Her death came rather unexpected, after having been in feeble health the past year. The following brothers and sisters remain: Ephraim DeLong, of Allentown; Alvin DeLong, of Indiana; Mrs. Susan Brandt, of Frankfort, Ind.; Mrs. Helena Siegfried, of Indiana; Mrs. Harrison Fegely, of Rockland; Joel DeLong, of Schnecksville. Her husband and the following children also survive: William of Free Hall, Longswamp; Mrs. Solomon Helbert of Shamrock; Mrs. Orlando Eck, of Oreville; Charles of Kutztown; John, of Circleville, Ohio; Jacob, of Topton, and Edwin, of shamrock. Deceased was a member of St. John's Reformed congregation, of Kutztown.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Tuesday, November 20, 1900, page 4. Submitted by Jerri.]

Ahn, John M.

Ahn, John M. son of James and Catharine (Mengel) Ahn, was born Nov. 8, 1835 in Richmond township. Baptised by Rev. Geo. Roeller. Confirmed in 1855 in Ziegel Congregation by Rev. Yeager. Married Mar. 10, 1860 to Rebecca Spengler by Rev. Jacob D. Zehring, which union was blessed with 2 sons & 1 daughter, of whom one son only remains, with his mother, to mourn his death, which came Mar. 8, 1906, at Strausstown, aged 70 years 4 months.

[Source: Womelsdorf Parish Records. Submitted by: Kathy.]

Ahn, Rebecca (nee Spangler)

Strausstown, Feb. 17. - Rebecca (nee Spangler), widow of John M. Ahn, who preceded her in death 17 years, died of paralysis of the heart at the home of her only son, Jacob S., at this place, aged 78 years and 29 days. She was the last of her immediate family and leaves, besides her son, Jacob S., three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral, Saturday afternoon, Feb. 21, from her son's home in town at 2 o'clock. Services and interment at Zion's Blue Mountain Church. Rev. Frank W. Ruth will officiate. C. V. Reber, undertaker, has charge.

[Source: Reading Eagle, February 17, 1920. Submitted by by: Kathy.]

Anh, Rebecca Ellen (nee Becker)

Ill for the past six weeks with a complication of ailments, Mrs. Ellen Rebecca Ahn, widow of William L. Ahn, died at her late home, Franklin street, Alburtis, yesterday morning at 11.45 o'clock. She was in her seventy-ninth year. Born in Greenwich township, Berks county, Mrs. Ahn was for many years a resident of Alburtis. She was a daughter of the late Louis and Helena, nee Bock, Becker. Practically all of her life, she was a faithful member of the Trinity Lutheran church at Bowers. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lorena Dankel and Mrs. Robert Schmoyer, both at home; and one son, Irvin Ahn, of Alburtis. Six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and these sisters and brother also survive: Mrs. Emma Billig, Allentown Route 2; Mrs. Amanda Wagaman, Kutztown; Mrs. Elmer Dunkel, Lehighton, and Samuel Becker, of Kutztown. Funeral services will be held at her late home Thursday afternoon at 1.30 o'clock followed by services in the Trinity Lutheran church, Bowers. Rev. William F. Bond and Rev. James N. Blatt will officiate. Interment will be made in the Union cemetery, at Bowers.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Monday, December 18, 1933, page 7. Submitted by Jerri.]

Ahn, Solomon

Solomon Ahn died on Sunday night at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Sarah Eck, No. 124 South Tenth street, after a nine weeks' illness with dropsy. The deceased was born in Maxatawny township, Berks county, and was 80 years of age. He was a farmer by occupation, but retired some years ago. Six months ago he moved to Allentown, and took up his residence with his sister. The following children survive: Mrs. Sarah Eck and Edward Ahn, of Allentown; William, Charles and Jacob Ahn, of Topton; Mrs. Solomon Hilbert, Shamrock, and John Ahn, of Ohio. Twenty-two grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren also survive. The funeral will take place on Wednesday. The remains will be taken to Kutztown, where Rev. Leinbach will conduct the services.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Tuesday, December 23, 1902, page 4. Submitted by Jerri.]

Ahn, William L.

William L. Ahn died at his home in Alburtis on Monday evening at 8.50 of complications after an illness of six weeks, aged 72 years. He was a farmer, and was born in Maxatawny township, a son of the late Solomon and Hettie, nee DeLong, Ahn. He was a member of the Lutheran church at Bowers. There survive his wife, Ellen, nee Becker, and the following children: Mrs. Lorenda Dankel and Edna, at home; Irwin, of Alburtis; seven grandchildren, and these brothers and sisters: John, of Circleville, O.; Jacob and Edwin, of Allentown; Mrs. Solomon Helbert, of Lyons, and Mrs. Lando Eck, of Topton. The funeral will be held on Saturday morning at 9.30.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Wednesday, February 25, 1920, page 16. Submitted by Jerri.]

Ahner, Charles W.

Charles W. Ahner, proprietor of the Shamrock hotel, at Shamrock, died on Sunday after a sickness of several days, aged 39 years. He was a son of William Ahner, and was born in Alburtis. He was at one time engaged in the hotel business at Emaus, and subsequently at Shamrock, where he lived since the spring of 1899. He is survived by his wife, Ella, and two children, Katie and Robert, besides his mother, Mrs. Kate Ahner.

[Source: Allentown Democrat, Wednesday, August 28, 1901, page 2. Submitted by Jerri.]

Ahrens, Blanche M.

Services will be held June 20, 1 p.m. in the Walter R. Christ Funeral Home, Laureldale, for Blanche M. Ahrens, who died June 16 in the residence of a son, Richard K. Ahrens, Allentown Pike, Maidencreek Township. Burial will be in Maidencreek Cemetery, Blandon. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold A. Ahrens, who died Feb. 9, 1980. Born in Maidencreek Township, she was a daughter of the late Herman S. and Florence E. (Rothermel) Groh. She was a charter member of the Blandon Lioness Club and a 50-year member of Reading Chapter 251, Order of the Eastern Star. Ahrens was a member of Maidencreek Church, Blandon, where she was a choir member. Also surviving are another son, Raymond A. Ahrens, Rockland Township; four granddaughters; and two great-grandchildren.

[Source: Kutztown Area Patriot, June 19, 2003. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Aims, Irene

Aipel, John

John "Jack" Aipel, 71, a lifelong resident of Bucks County, died May 22, 2003 in his home. He was the husband of Joan (Dudley) Aipel. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Lewis and Harriet K. (MacMenamin) Aipel. He was a technical sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving on the front lines in Korea. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, John Peter Aipel of New Hope; one daughter, Carol A. Lloyd of Bedminster; one brother, Stephen in Florida; and two grandchildren. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements: The C.R. Strunk Funeral Home Inc., 821 W. Broad St., Quakertown, PA 18951.

[Source: Quakertown Free Press, May 29, 2003. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Aker, Sharon D.

A memorial service was held for Sharon D. Aker, 37, of North Walnut Street, Boyertown, who died January 29 in her home. Born in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of Ralph and Diane W. (Specht) Aker of Perkiomen. She was employed as a scanning coordinator at Redner's Market in Douglassville until illness forced her retirement in 2000. She is survived by two daughters, Jessica Maute and Elizabeth Maute, both of Boyertown; and a son, Harvey Maute of Boyertown. She was predeceased by a sister, Sherri L. Knopf. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sharon D. Aker Memorial Fund c/o Amber Savings and Loan, P.O. Box 188, Schwenksville, PA 19473-0188. The arrangements were handled by the Holcombe Funeral Home, Trappe.

[Source: Boyertown Area Times, February 6, 2003. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Albert, Mary

Services over the remains of Mary, daughter of Paul and Marguerite Albert, 610 North 13th, were conducted in St. Paul's Catholic Church by Rev. Father Michel. The remains were attired in a white dress, and reposed in a white plush casket. Interment in Catholic Cemetery. Funeral director Francis F. Seidel.

[Source: Reading Eagle, Monday, October 2, 1899. Submitted by: Michele.]

Albitz, Dorothy E.B.

Dorothy E. Barrell Albitz, 88, Exeter Township, died Aug. 18 at 6:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Medical Center, where she had been a patient 12 days. She was predeceased by her first husband, Charles D. Barrell, on Jan. 7, 1962, and by her second husband, Charles F. Albitz, on July 31, 1993. Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Clayton and Ethel (Angstadt) Schaeffer. Albitz was employed for 25 years as a sewing machine operator by Dolfin Corp., Shillington, retiring in 1981. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Mount Penn. Surviving are two daughters, Patricia L. (Diehm) Wool, Sinking Spring, and Carole J. (Barrell) Struble, Exeter Township. Other survivors include two stepsons, Robert Albitz, Pottstown, and Leonard Albitz, Gilbertsville; and a stepdaughter, Maryanne (Albitz) Samuels, Pottstown. There are also 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. in the Lutz Funeral Home Inc., Mount Penn. Burial will be in Charles Evans Cemetery.

[Source: Reading Eagle, August 19, 2005. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Albitz, John F.

Albitz, Luella N. (nee Rupper)

Mrs. Luella N. Albitz, 67, of Barto R. 1, died Sunday in the Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. She was the widow of Raymond G. Albitz, a former Hereford Township supervisor for 22 years. Born in Huffs Church, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Torinda (Rohrbach) Rupper. She was a member of St. John's Hill United Church of Christ, Pike Township. Surviving are three sons, Harold P., Herman C. and Donald A., and a daughter Helen M., wife of Clarence C. Mensch, all of Barto R. 1; a brother, Russell S., of Allentown; a sister, Lovie P., of Cetronia, and nine grandchildren. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Clifford L. Losh Funeral Home, 124 W. Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown. Calling hours will be 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Monday, August 31, 1981, page B-6. Submitted by Jerri.]

Albitz, Raymond G.

Raymond G. Albitz, 76, of Barto R. 1, died Monday in the Pottstown Medical Center. He was the husband of Luella N. (Ruppert) Albitz. He was supervisor in Hereford Township for 22 years before retiring in 1974, and secretary-treasurer for many years during his term. He was a self-employed farmer, retiring in 1976. Born in Hereford Township, he was a son fo the late Alvin V. and Eva S. (Gery) Albitz. He was a member of St. John's Hill United Church of Christ, Boyertown R. 4, and served on the church consistory for 12 years. He was an organist at Huff's Union Church, Barto R. 1, for 24 years. Surviving with his widow are three sons, Harold P. and Herman C., both of Barto R. 1, and Donald A., at home; a daughter, Helen M., wife of Clarence C. Mensch of barto, and eight grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Losh Funeral Home, 124 W. Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown. Calling hours will be 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Tuesday, December 9, 1980, page B-5. Submitted by Jerri.]

Albitz, Thomas A.

A memorial service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Bally Mennonite Church, Rte. 100, Bally, for Thomas A. Albitz, 46, Boyertown. He was a son of Julia Albitz, Boyertown and James Albitz, Emmaus. Albitz died at his residence in Boyertown. He had previously been employed by Boyertown Packaging. Albitz is also survived by two daughters: Jennifer Albitz, Barto; Liana Albitz of Coatesville; and a son, Derick Albitz of Coatesville. Also three brothers, John Albitz, Boyertown; Joseph Albitz (unknown); and David Albitz, Bally; also a sister, Kathleen Krepp of Bally. He was predeceased by a brother, Michael Albitz. The arrangements were handled by the Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, King of Prussia, PA. 19406.

[Source: Boyertown Area Times, March 27, 2003. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Albright, Charles

Gen. Charles Albright, a leading lawyer of Mauch Chunk, Penn., died yesterday morning of paralysis. He was born in Berks County, Penn., Dec. 13, 1830, and received his education at Dickinson College. After preliminary legal studies he was admitted to the Bar in 1852. He spent a year or two in Kansas, and returned to Pennsylvania in 1856. He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1860. Soon after the breaking out of the war he entered the Army, and was commissioned as Colonel, commanding the Third Brigade, at Chancellorsville. He was later in command of Camp Muhlenberg, Pennsylvania, to organize troops. He assisted in July, in the draft at Philadelphia. he had an independent command, in September, 1864, in the protection of the railroads and out defenses of Washington. In March, 1865, he was made a Brevet Brigadier-General of Volunteers. He had charge, after the war, of the Lehigh military district, assisting in pacifying the mining tumults. His military career ended in 1865, when he was mustered out of the service. He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention, at Philadelphia, in 1872, and was elected to the Forty-third Congress, serving on the Committee on Military Affairs.

[Source: New York Times, September 29, 1880. Submitted by Nancy.]

Albright, Clara (nee Obold)

Albright--In Bern township, on Dec. 31st, Clara, wife of Reuben H. Albright, and daughter of Philip Obold. The relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, without further notice, from the residence of her husband, in Bern township, near Epler's church, on Tuesday morning, at 9 o'clock. Services and interment at Epler's church.

[Source: Reading Eagle, January 2, 1880. Submitted by Nancy.]

Albright, Clarence R.

Services were held for Clarence R. Albright, 65, of Cross Road, Gilbertsville, who died March 19 in his home. He was the husband of Margie L. (Correll) Albright. Born in Pottstown to Minnie (Miller) Albright of North Coventry and the late Isaac Albright. For 36 years, Albright worked as a maintenance mechanic for the former Stanley G. Flagg plant in Stowe, and in 2001, retired from Dana Corp. An Army veteran, Albright was a member of the Pikeville Sportsman's Association. He was also a life member of the West End Fire Company in Stowe. In addition to his wife and mother, Albright is survived by a daughter, Sherry (Albright) Landfried of Dacula, Ga.; two sons, Timothy Albright of Drums and Jason Albright of St. Mary's; one stepson, Bruce H. Gehris of Pottstown. Also two sisters; seven brothers and eight grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association of Pottstown and Vicinity/Hospice, 1963 E. High St., Pottstown, PA 19464. Burial was in Hill Church Cemetery in Pike Township, Berks County. The arrangements were handled by the Catagnus Funeral Home, Boyertown.

[Source: Boyertown Area Times, March 25, 2004. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Albright, Edwin

Albright, George

Albright, George W.

George W. Albright, set type for Horace Greeley. Resided for some time on North Tenth Street, living before in Syracuse NY. Death due to infirmaties of old age. One of the oldest members of Reading Typographic Union No. 86. Married twice. Two sons, one a druggist living in New York and another residing in Coatesville survive.

Note: This obituary is incomplete.

[Source: Reading Eagle, Monday, August 27, 1917. Submitted by: Brenda.]

Albright, John

John Albright, a native of Trexlertown, this county, died at his home in Reading on Tuesday of last week, of general debility, aged 75 years. He at one time was engaged in the iron ore business, and removing to Allentown later he was a member of the firm of Albright Brothers & Co. For several years past he lived a retired life. His wife and two children survive him. The latter are O. K. Albright, of Reading, and Mrs. Harry Artz, of Meyerstown.

[Source: Allentown Democrat, Wednesday, July 18, 1894, page 2. Submitted by Jerri.]

Albright, John

Died. On the 10th inst., at Reading, John Albright, aged 74 years, 7 months and 12 days.

[Source: Allentown Democrat, Wednesday, July 18, 1894, page 3. Submitted by Jerri.]

Albright, Sarah (nee Sheetz)

Mrs. Sarah Albright, nee Sheetz, widow of Henry W. Albright, died at Reading Saturday morning. The deceased was a lifelong resident of Reading. She is survived by these children: Mary, wife of Edward Millard, Mrs. Rosie Sands, Edna and Clara Albright, all of Reading, and two sisters, Mrs. Susan Kerper and Mrs. Caroline Mosser, of Reading.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Monday, January 7, 1907, page 5. Submitted by Jerri.]

Albright, W.H.

Aldefer, Mrs.

Alden, Glancy Jones

Alden--On the 3d of November 1868, at Apsto Camden, Delaware, Glancy Jones Alden, son of Farrelly and Anna Rodman Alden, aged 7 months and 6 days.

[Source: Reading Eagle, November 10, 1868. Submitted by: Nancy.]

Alderfer, Gerald

Alderfer, Unknown Male

Alderman, Catherine

Services were held for Catherine Alderman, 56, who died January 2 in her residence on North Kelly Drive, Birdsboro. She was the wife of Albert H. Alderman. Born in Troy, N.Y., she was a daughter of Anthony D'Agostino, Troy, and the late Catherine (Shevlin) D'Agostino. Alderman was a member of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Birdsboro. She is also survived by two sons, John D., Frederick, Md., and Scott A., Richford, Vt.; and a daughter, Gina M. (Alderman) Scully, Grafton, N.Y. Other survivors include six grandchildren. Burial was in St. Mary Cemetery, Troy. The Dengler Funeral Home, Inc., Birdsboro, was in charge of local arrangements and the Howard B. Tate & Sons Funeral Home Inc., Troy were in charge of burial arrangements.

[Source: Southern Berks News, January 8, 2003. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Alexander, Agnes (nee Seip)

Mrs. Agnes Alexander, wife of Benjamin O. Alexander, died at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph DeRentiis, 40 E. Smith St., Topton, Saturday morning. Mrs. Alexander, who was 48, was a native of Longswamp township, Berks county, and was the daughter of William and Emma, nee Weil, Seip. Surviving are her husband; her mother, Mrs. Emma Seip, Mertztown R. 3.; one daughter, Mrs. Joseph DeRentiis, and two grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother, Charles Seip, Reading, and these sisters: Katie Seip, Mertztown R. D.; Mrs. Howard Moser, Mertztown R.D.; Mrs. Lefanus Fisher, Hancock; Mrs. Paul Zwoyer, Allentown. Private services will be held from the DeLong funeral home, 107 S. Home St., Topton, on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. William F. Bond of Shamrock will officiate and interment will be made in Longswamp church cemetery.

[Source: Allentown Sunday Call-Chronicle, Sunday, September 14, 1941, page 8. Submitted by Jerri.]

Alexander, Benjamin O.

Benjamin O. Alexander, 59, a former employe of the Caloric Stove Corp., Topton, died yesterday morning at his home in Longswamp Township along Mertztown R. 1, after a lengthy illness. He was born in Longswamp Township, a son of the late James and Sallie (Druckenmiller) Alexander. He was a member of the Lutheran wing of the Longswamp Union Church. Married twice, he is survived by his second wife, Mrs. Verna (Groh) Alexander. His first wife, Mrs. Agnes (Seip) Alexander, preceded him in death. Also surviving are a daughter Verna, wife of Joseph DeRantis, Topton; a step-daughter, Mae, wife of Kermit Himmelberger, Lansdale R. 1; six grandchildren; a sister, Phoebe, wife of Adolph Oslin, Chicago, Ill.; a brother, James L. Alexander, Kutztown R. 1.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Friday, August 14, 1953, page 46. Submitted by Jerri.]

Alexander, Elick (Alvin)

Elick (Alvin) Alexander, who had been a laborer for many years in Allentown, died Saturday night in the Allentown State hospital. He had been suffering from a heart condition. He was 81 years old. Born in Berks county, a son of the late William and Sarah (Batz) Alexander, he was of the Lutheran faith. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Maria (Wessner) Alexander, a sister, Mrs. John Ramer of Stiles; and two brothers, Samuel of West Coplay, and James of Mertztown. There are no immediate survivors.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Monday, October 15, 1945, page 6. Submitted by Jerri.]

Alexander, James O.

James O. Alexander, aged 69 years, died on Saturday night at his home near Mertztown from a complication of diseases. Mr. Alexander was the son of the late William and Sarah (nee Batz) Alexander and was born in Rockland township, Berks county. He was a member of the Longswamp Lutheran church. He is survived by his wife, Sallie, nee Druckenmiller; two sons, Benjamin, of Topton, and James, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Emanuel Weller, Mertztown R.D., and Phoebe, at home; a brother, Allen Alexander, of Norristown, and Samuel Alexander, of West Coplay. Fourteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive. The funeral will be held from his late home near Mertztown on Thursday at 1.30 p.m. Further services will be held in the Longswamp church with interment in the cemetery adjoining the church.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Monday, January 29, 1934, page 7. Submitted by Jerri.]

Alexander, Sallie (nee Weller)

Mrs. Sallie Alexander, 78, wife of the late James Alexander, died early Wednesday morning at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Weller, Longswamp township, Mertztown R. 1. She had been ill for about one week. Mrs. Alexander was born in Longswamp township, the daughter of the late William and Mary, nee Eck, Drunkenmiller (sic). She was affiliated with the Lutheran wing of Longswamp church. Survivors are four children: Mrs. Esther Weller and Benjamin Alexander, Mertztown R. 1, James, Kutztown, and Phoebe; two brothers, William Druckenmiller, Allentown, and Henry Druckenmiller, Kutztown; four sisters, Mrs. Carrie Kunkle, Allentown, Mrs. Agnes Kline, Fogelsville, Mrs. Mary Yoder, Bowers, and Mrs. Annie Himmelright, Harrisburg. There are 18 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Thursday, April 8, 1948, page 14. Submitted by Jerri.]

Alexander, Warren

Warren, son of James and Sarah, nee Miller, Alexander, died of pneumonia yesterday morning at the residence of his parents at Mertztown. He was 10 months and 21 days of age. Besides his parents, the child is survived by two brothers, Clarence and Lester Alexander, at home, and by the maternal and paternal grandparents. The funeral will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the home of his parents. All services will be at the house, in charge of Rev. William F. Bond. Interment will be made in Huff's church cemetery.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Monday, January 18, 1932, page 7. Submitted by Jerri.]

Alexander, Warren M.

The remains of Warren M., infant son of James and Sarah (Miller) Alexander, Mertztown, after all services at the home, was laid to rest in the New Union cemetery at Huff's Church on Wednesday, January 20. The child was born February 26, 1931, and baptized by Rev. W. F. Bond, the mother having been sponsor. He suffered with pneumonia and died on Sunday, January 17, aged 10 months and 21 days. Surviving are both parents, the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James O. Alexander, and Mr. and Mrs. Morris M. Miller, of Longsdale, and two brothers, Clarence and Lester, at home.

[Source: Shamrock news, Allentown Morning Call, Friday, January 29, 1932, page 14. Submitted by Jerri.]

Alfiero, Christian M.

Services were held in the Bean Funeral Home, Reading, for Christian M. Alfiero, of Deysher Road, Rockland Township, who died Aug. 9 in St. Joseph Medical Center. Burial was in Gethsemane Cemetery. Born in Reading, he was a son of Marty T. Alfiero, at home, and Cynthia M. (Linette) Alfiero, Allentown. He was a 1998 graduate of Reading High School. Alfiero had been employed as a cook. Also surviving are three brothers, Shane M. Alfiero and Jeffrey P. Alfiero, both of Rockland Township, and Jeremy J. Alfiero, Reading. Other survivors include his paternal grandfather, Frances Alfiero, Reading and his maternal grandfather, James P. Linette, Naples, Fla.

[Source: Kutztown Area Patriot, August 14, 2003. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Allebach, Michael

Allebach, Mrs. Wm.

Allen, Austin

Allen, Clair A.

Clair A. Allen, 82, Wernersville, died Aug. 13 at 1:06 a.m. in Reading Hospital, where he had been a patient for two days. He was the husband of Edith E. (Reddig) Allen. Born in Wernersville, he was a son of the late Brady and Flossie (Boltz) Allen. Allen had been employed for 25 years as a driver salesman by Hershey Creamery Co., Allentown, retiring in 1979. He was a member of Community Evangelical Church, Sinking Spring. Allen was a 1941 graduate of Sinking Spring High School. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. Allen is also survived by three daughters: Janet C. (Allen) Reese, Grill; Christie C. (Allen) Ravert, Robesonia; and Phyllis E. (Allen) Calvano, Haymarket, Va. Other survivors include a brother, Dean A., Wernersville; and three sisters: Kathleen J. (Allen) Druckenmiller, Myerstown, Lebanon County; Lucille (Allen) Welder, Temple; and Marjorie F. (Allen) Moyer, Mountain Top, Luzerne County. There are also 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in Lamm & Witman Funeral Home Inc., Wernersville. Burial will be in Weidman's Cemetery, Sinking Spring.

[Source: Reading Eagle, August 15, 2005. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Allgaier, Mrs. John

Allgaier -- On the 3d instant, in this city, Mrs. Allgaier, widow of the late John Allgaier, in the 89th year of her age.

[Source: Berks and Schuylkill Journal, November 14, 1874. Submitted by: Nancy.]

Allgaier, Margaret L.

Allgaier--In this city, on the 29th of December, Miss Margaret L. Allgaier, in the 63d year of her age.The relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, on Thursday morning at 9 1/2 o'clock, from the residence of Anthony Felix, No. 219 South Fifth street, to proceed to St. Peter's Catholic Church, and from thence to the Catholic Cemetery.

[Source: Reading Eagle, December 30, 1869. Submitted by: Nancy.]

Allushuski, Louise E.

Louise E. Allushuski, 2623 Garfield Ave., West Wyomissing, died Tuesday at Berks Heim, where she was a patient since Nov. 6. Born in Crailsheim, Germany, she was a daughter of the late Conrad and Anna Berhalter Irion. Her father was born in Shenandoah and raised in Girardville. She was a bus driver for the Wilson School District for 10 years and for the Schuylkill Valley School District for 22 years, retiring in 1988. She was a member of Advent Lutheran Church, West Lawn. Her husband, William J., died Jan. 10, 1996. Surviving are four sons, William J. Jr., Wernersville, Michael J.C., James R. and Terrence B., all of Spring Township; a daughter, Susan L. Achenbach, Sinking Spring; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday from Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home Inc., West Reading. Interment will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Exeter Township.

[Source: Pottsville Republican, March 15, 2001. Submitted by: Nancy.]

Alspach, Robert, Jr.

Robert R. Alspach Jr., 73, former Berks automobile shop owner and hill-climb standout, died July 18 at 4:45 p.m. in the Visiting Nurse Association Hospice at St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem. Alspach, of Fogelsville, Lehigh County, formerly of Reading, was the husband of Dr. Patricia Mary Enzman. Born in West Reading, he was a son of the late Robert R. Sr. and Florence (Schaeffer) Alspach. Alspach was the owner of Alspach Auto Service, Cumru Township, for 33 years, where he worked as an automobile mechanic, retiring in 2001. He was a graduate of Reading High School. Alspach was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Active in local motor sports, Alspach holds several records with the Pennsylvania Hill Climb Association and placed first numerous times at the Reading Duryea Hill Climb. Alspach is also survived by a son, Paul R., at home; and two daughters, Susan L. Alspach, Auburn, Schuylkill County, and Deborah K. (Alspach) Pellicotti, Reading. Other survivors include a brother, David, Reading. There are also three grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Michael, in 1959. Services will be private. Burial will be in Sinking Spring Cemetery. Walter R. Christ Funeral Home Inc., Laureldale, is in charge of arrangements.

[Source: Reading Eagle, July 20, 2005. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Alt, William

Altenderfer, Jonas

Jonas Altenderfer died of a complication of diseases, due to old age, at Krumsville. Deceased was a son of the late Jacob Altenderfer and his wife Sarah (nee Wisser) and was born July 31, 1826, and attained the age of 85 years, 5 months and 22 days. He was born and reared in Greenwich township, Berks county, on the home now owned by his brother John. Deceased was twice married. His first wife was Katie Dietrich, who died about 30 years ago. His second wife was Maria Greenawalt, who preceded him in death by three years. By the second union thee were two children, a son Harvey, with whom deceased resided, surviving. For a number of years he was affected mentally, which weakened his system gradually until death. There survive besides the son, a brother John and these sisters: Mrs. Catharine Kunkel, Mrs. Sallie Neifert and Mrs. Mary Lichty, all of Kansas and Nebraska.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Saturday, January 27, 1912, page 10. Submitted by Jerri.]

Althouse, Allen B.

Services will be held for Allen Bertolet Althouse, 84, of West First Street, Birdsboro, who died April 3 in the Reading Hospital and Medical Center. He was the husband of Helen L. (Massey) Althouse. Born in Baumstown, he graduated from the former Birdsboro High School in 1936. He worked as a pattern maker for 26 years for the former Birdsboro Corp. before retiring in 1982. He was also a zoning code enforcement officer in Birdsboro from 1972 to 1984. Althouse served on the Birdsboro Zoning Hearing Board from 1984 to 2003. He was a member of Union Masonic Lodge No. 479 of Birdsboro and a past president of the Birdsboro Alumni Association. Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Robert Allen Althouse of Douglassville and John H. Althouse of Exeter; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. He was predeceased by a daughter. Contributions may be made to St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 300 W. First St., Birdsboro, PA 19508. Burial was in the Birdsboro Cemetery. The Dengler Funeral Home, Birdsboro, handled the arrangements.

[Source: Southern Berks News, April 9, 2003. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Althouse, Anna

Mrs. Anna Althouse, widow of Daniel Althouse, died Saturday of general debility, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Ellen Schaeffer, 615 Walnut st., aged 88 years, 4 months and 5 days. She was in good health up to about a week ago, when she became ill. Deceased was born in Maidencreek and was a member of the Second Reformed Church. She was the last of a large family. No brothers or sisters survive. The following children remain: Mrs. Ellen Schaeffer and Nathan Althouse, of this city, and Franklin Althouse, of Spring City.

[Source: Reading Eagle, April 23, 1899, page 1. Submitted by Marcia.]

Althouse, Anna

Althouse - In Upper Bern, July 17th, Anna, daughter of Joseph and Sarah Anna Althouse, aged 7 years, 3 months and 20 days.

[Source: Berks and Schuylkill Journal, August 3, 1872. Submitted by Kathy.]

Althouse, Anson Calvin

Althouse - In Upper Bern, September 25th, Anson Calvin, only child of J. Milton and Ellen S. Althouse, aged 6 months and 15 days.

[Source: Berks and Schuylkill Journal, October 14, 1876. Submitted by Kathy.]

Althouse, Edna

Miss Edna Althouse, 19-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Althouse, Topton, was drowned while in bathing in the ocean at Fortesque, N.J., on Monday. Miss Althouse, in company with her father, Mrs. and Mrs. Earl Ruppert, Mrs. James Guldin, all of Topton; Harry Boyer, Mertztown; and Miss Helen Fenstermacher, of Lyons, was in the water, the four women standing together in a shallow place not far from the men. Suddenly the undertow seemed to sweep Miss Althouse and Mrs. Ruppert from their feet. Mr. Boyer succeeded in getting Miss Fenstermacher and Mrs. Guldin out of danger and then returned to help the other two men in their efforts to rescue Miss Althouse and Mrs. Reppert. Mrs. Reppert was saved after a desperate effort, but Miss Althouse was swept away and her body was not recovered until twelve hours afterward. Grappling hooks were used to locate the body. First aid treatment was given to Mrs. Reppert and she was rushed to the Bridgeton hospital, eighteen miles away, where latest reports show that she will recover. Miss Althouse was employed as a clerk in the Metropolitan Edison Co. office in Topton. She is survived by her parents, two brothers, Walter and Warren, and one sister, Ruth. The funeral will be held from the residence of her parents on Friday at noon. Further services will be held in Host church and interment in Host cemetery. Rev. Leinbach, of womelsdorf, will officiate. Funeral directors, Schofer and Son, will have charge of the arrangements.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Wednesday, July 7, 1926, page 5. Submitted by Jerri.]

Althouse, Edward

Althouse, Elizabeth

Althouse - In Centre, February 27th, Elizabeth Althouse, widow of Daniel Althouse, aged 83 years, 10 months and 28 days.

[Source: Berks and Schuylkill Journal, April 1, 1876. Submitted by Kathy.]

Althouse, Eva Leona

Althouse, Evelyn M.

Evelyn M. Althouse, 87, Old River Road, Marietta, formerly 35 E. Queen Street, Ephrata, passed peacefully at Longwood Manor, Maytown, Dec. 30. She was the wife of Raymond D. Althouse, who died Dec., 2001. Born in Berks County, Evelyn was the daughter of Eva Engelder Keith and Harry Keith. She was an Ephrata businesswoman, a member of the Soroptimist Club, and an active member of the community. Later, she volunteered at the Cloister, Ephrata. Evelyn was proud of her Pa. German heritage and became an avid student. She learned many folk crafts including crewel, fraktur, spinning, weaving, dyeing, cornhusk, scherenshnitte, and egg scratching. She spoke Pa. German fluently. She also worked at Landis Valley Farm Museum as the "egg-scratcher." Her intricately scratched, onionskin-dyed eggs were featured in the magazines "Spinning Wheel" and "Colonial Homes". Several of her eggs are in a museum in Europe. Evelyn had been an active member in the United Brethren Church in Ephrata, and also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints with her late husband, Raymond. Surviving is a daughter, Judith Starr, wife of Rigo Vannucci, Texas, and a son, John Shober, husband of Theresa Shober, Marietta, with whom she resided. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley, wife of Leroy Wentzel, Stevens. There are fivegrandchildren and a surviving sister, Loretta Bates, Reinholds. Evelyn will be buried next to her husband, Raymond, at the Salem Berne United Methodist Church, Hamburg. Those desiring may send a contribution in Evelyn's memory to the Susquehanna Stray Animal Shelter, 87 Crest Hill Lane, Red Lion, Pa. 17356. Smedley Funeral Home Ltd., Marietta, in charge of arrangements.

[Source: Lancaster Intelligencer, January 4, 2006. Submitted by: Nancy.]

Althouse, George W.

George W. Althouse, 92, former Mohnton postmaster, died July 15 in his Fort Myers, Fla., residence. Althouse, a former resident of Mohnton, had been predeceased by his wife, Madelon (Schnell) Althouse. He was also predeceased by his first wife, Louise (Vetter) Althouse, and by his second wife, Leah (Schaub Bellman) Althouse. Born in Leesport, he was a son of the late William D. Sr. and Effa N. (Rahn) Althouse. Althouse had been employed for 29 years by the United State Postal Service, retiring as postmaster of the Mohnton facility in 1972. He previously worked as an inspector for the Pennsylvania Highway Department and in the metallurgy department of Carpenter Technology Corp., Reading. Althouse was past president of the Berks County Postmasters Association. He served as the first president of the Mohnton Recreation Association, and was a former school director and justice of the peace in Cumru Township. Althouse was a life member of the Fort Myers Lions Club and a charter member of the Mohnton Lions Club. He was a member of Cypress Lake United Methodist Church and an associate member of The Chapel of Cypress Cove, both in Fort Myers. Althouse is survived by two sons, George L., East Greenville, Montgomery County, and Rev. Ted, Fort Myers. Other survivors include two stepdaughters, Joyce Kloc, Needles, Calif., and Karen Angel, Worcester, Mass.; and a brother, Harry N., Hamburg. There are also seven grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in The Chapel of Cypress Cove. Graveside services will be held at a later date in St. John's (Hain's) Church Cemetery, Lower Heidelberg Township. The National Cremation Society, Fort Myers, is in charge of arrangements.

[Source: Reading Eagle, July 19, 2005. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Althouse, Jeffrey J.

Services were held in the Roseboro Funeral Home, Lancaster County, for Jeffrey J. Althouse, 46, North Main Street, Bernville, who was pronounced dead Nov. 10 in a car in a field along Bootleg Road, Penn Township. He died of carbon monoxide poisoning and a certificate of suicide was issued by the Berks County coroner's office. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Denver. Born in Ephrata, he was a son of Kenneth P. Althouse, Denver, and the late Doris (Good) Althouse. He was employed as an acrylic-siding installer by Mark Weaver, Denver. Also surviving are a daughter, Nicole Althouse and a son, Kyle Althouse, both of Bernville. Other survivors include a sister, Cynthia (Althouse) Gehman, Denver; and seven brothers, Donald E. Althouse and Michael L. Althouse, both of Stevens, Lancaster County; Larry P. Althouse and David B. Althouse, both of Denver; Ronald L. Althouse and John A. Althouse, both of Ephrata; and Kenneth P. Althouse Jr., Wyomissing.

[Source: Hamburg Area Item, November 20, 2002. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Althouse, Mary

Althouse - In this city, on the 22d inst., Mary, wife of Monroe Althouse, age 22 years, 9 months and 14 days.

[Source: Berks and Schuylkill Journal, December 29, 1877. Submitted by Kathy.]

Althouse, Paul B.

Althouse, Richard Adam

The remains of Richard Adam, infant son of Warren W. Althouse and wife, Arline Marie (Leibensperger) of Mertztown, were laid to rest on Sunday, 1.30 p.m. at Longswamp church. The child was born in Hamburg, Aug. 30, 1928, and was baptized Oct. 14, by Rev. Dehlius Krebs, the parents having been sponsors. He died November 16, at his great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bailey, Mertztown, aged 2 months and 16 days. He is survived by both parents and grandparents on both sides.

[Source: Shamrock news, Allentown Morning Call, Saturday, November 24, 1928, page 4. Submitted by Jerri.]

Althouse, Sarah Susanna

In Exeter, on the 23d ult., Sarah Susanna, daughter of William and Elizabeth Althouse, aged 11 years, 7 months and 4 days.

[Source: Berks and Schuylkill Journal, January 3, 1863. Submitted by: Nancy.]

Althouse, Stella M.

Stella M. Althouse, 83, died Monday morning at 8:45 in her Centerport residence. She was the widow of Willis R. Althouse, who died in January 1962. Born in Upper Bern Twp., she was a daughter of the late Thomas W. and Emma M. (Bagenstose) Wagner. She was a member of the Lutheran Congregation of St. Michael's Union Church, Tilden Twp. She was a charter member of Central Berks Fire Co. No. 1, Centerport, and a life member of the Shartlesville Fire Co. Surviving are two sons: Norman L. Becker, Hamburg and Ray W. Althouse, Mohrsville RD 1; a daughter, Eleanor E. Ohlinger, Reading; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Also three brothers Morris F and Lawrence H. Wagner, both of Centerport, and Clarence W. Wagner, Hamburg RD 1; and three sisters: Bertha L., widow of Howard Rentschler, Centerport; Helen I.; widow of Luther Hill, Hamburg RD 3; and Grace R., wife of Norman Spotts, Shartlesville. Leibensperger Funeral Home, Inc., Centerport is in charge of arrangements.

[Source: Reading Eagle, August 8 1989. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Althouse, Mrs. William F. (nee Hart)

Mrs. William F. Althouse died at her home, 936 Muhtenberg st., aged about 20 years. Deceased was a daughter of Peter and Elizabeth Hart and was born near Seyfert's Station. She was a member of Mrs. Boas' class in the Chestnut st. Evangelical Sunday school. Besides her husband she leaves two children, Frank, aged 6 years, and Laura, aged 1 week, and the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Maggie, wife of thomas Smith; Mrs. Hannah, wife of Chas. Frederick, and Emma, all of this city; Harry Hart, of Salen, N. J.; John, of Phila., and Millard, Joseph and Walter, of Reading.

[Source: Reading Eagle, June 4, 1894, page 1. Submitted by Marcia.]

Alwer, Sarah

In Bern, on the 28th ult., Sarah, wife of Isaac Alwer, aged 37 years, 7 months and 10 days.

[Source: Berks and Schuylkill Journal, January 3, 1863. Submitted by: Nancy.]

Aman, Anthony

Anthony Aman died of asthma at 3.45 a.m., to-day, at his residence, 922 Franklin, aged 82 years and 3 months. Deceased was ailing the past year and was confined to bed since Friday morning. He arose early and was apparently in the best of health, when he was taken with a violent coughing spell. Deceased was born in France and resided in Reading 50 years. He was a machinist at the P. & R. shops 40 years and lived retired several years. He was one of the First Defenders, having enlisted in Co. A, 25th regiment, at the outbreak of the Civil War. He participated in a number of battles, but was never injured. His widow, Elizabet [p]receded him in death three years. He is survived by a son, William, and a daughter, Mrs. Rosa Geiger. He was an active member of St. John's Reformed Church, Mahala Tribe, O.R.M., and McLean Post No. 16, G.A.R. He was a life-long Republican, but never held any public office.

[Source: Reading Eagle, April 1, 1899. Submitted by Marcia.]

Ambrek, Nancy

Services for Nancy Ambrek, 76, formerly of Pottsville and Cressona, who died Monday evening at Ashland Regional Medical Center, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday from Hamilton Funeral Home Inc., Orwigsburg. The Rev. Allen Sencavage will officiate. The will be no calling hours Thursday evening. Interment will be in Cressona Cemetery. Born in Shoemakersville, Berks County, she was a daughter of the late John A. and Ellen Springer. She attended schools in Shoemakersville, and later received her elementary teacher's certificate teaching in Shoemakersville for several years. She was last employed by the former Boltz Knitting Mills, retiring in 1992. She was of the Protestant faith. Surviving are two sons, David, Shenandoah, and John, Danielson, Conn.; four grandchildren.

[Source: Pottsville Republican, November 10, 1999. Submitted by: Nancy.]

Ambro, Ilona

Ambro--On the 29th inst., Mrs. Ilona Ambro, aged 77 years. Services from the daughter's home, Mrs. Mary Kocan, 539 Minor St., Wednesday, 8:15 a.m. Further services in St. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church at 9 a.m. Interment in Gethsemane Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday evening. (Gallman)

[Source: Reading Eagle, Monday, 30 March 1942. Submitted by Nancy.]

Ambrose, Lydia

Mrs. Lydia Ambrose, aged 32, wife of John Ambrose, of Girardville, died in St. Joseph's Hospital of blood poisoning on Monday. Deceased had been ill four months and was admitted to the hospital two months ago. When brought to this city her condition was regarded as very critical. She leaves her husband and four children. The remains were taken to Girardville by Undertaker Clark, of that place.

[Source: Reading Eagle, Wednesday, 27 June 1900, p. 1. Submitted by Nancy.]

Amig, Edith Elizabeth

Amig, Edith Elizabeth, the daughter of the late Rev. D. F. Kostenbader and his wife, Sarah, nee Hahn, was born in Kutztown, Pa., November 20, 1899. She passed out of this life Monday, May 22, 1950, at the Allentown Hospital after only two days of illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond, in 1931. Mrs. Amig was an outstanding Christian character whose life will be a memorial to her loved ones and friends in the years to come. She was a member of Christ Evangelical Congregational Church, Williams Township, and was very active in that church, being a Sunday School teacher, a Steward, and the Lay Delegate to Annual Conference for the past eight years. Two years ago she felt God called her into active work in caring for His people and became a practical nurse at the Lehigh County Home, Allentown R. 2, where she gave of her time and talent in caring for the sick, etc. Monday preceding her death, she was promoted to the position of Assistant Matron. A memorial service was held in the County Home on Wednesday evening, May 24, at which time guests and staff attended in her memory. Funeral service was held on Thursday afternoon, May 25, at the Schillinger Funeral Home, Easton, in charge of her Pastor, Rev. E. L. Ramer. Dr. E. S. Woodring offered the prayer, and the undersigned preached the sermon. Burial took place at Emmaus in charge of the writer. Left to mourn is a daughter, Mrs. Harry Schipper, Easton; two sisters, Ida Moser, Easton; Florence Setzer, Bordentown, New Jersey, and three grandchildren. We commend the relatives and friends into God's care for comfort in their hour of need. __J. D. Edwards

[Source: The United Evangelical (Myerstown, PA), vol. XXVI, no. 24, June 13, 1950, p. 13. Submitted by: Lynn.]

Ammarall, Marie H. (nee Rothermel)

Marie H. Ammarall, 80, of 5 Marshall Ave., Stony Creek Mills, was dead on arrival Tuesday morning in the St. Joseph Hospital. Born in Richmond Twp., She was a daughter of the late Henry S. And Isabella M. (Hafer) Rothermel. Mrs., Ammarall had been employed as a mender by the former Rosedale Knitting Mills, Laureldale, retiring in 1950. She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, Stony Creek Mills.

Surviving are two sons: John Ammarall, Miami FL., and James Ammarall, Stony Creek Mills; and two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Also one sister, Estella Burt, Hackensack , N J.

Services will be held Friday at 1:30 PM in the Lutz Funeral Home Inc., Mount Penn, the river did. Cheryl Meinschein officiating. Burial will be in Becker's St. Peter's Church Cemetery, Molltown.

[Source: Reading Eagle, September 30, 1981, page 47. Submitted by Michelle.]

Amole, Marie J.

Marie J. Amole, 91, formerly of Exeter Township, died May 23 at 8:40 p.m. in Berks Heim Annex, where she had been a resident since November. Her husband, Russell R. Amole, died Aug. 29, 2000. Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Earl W. and Ester (High) Jackson. Amole had been employed for 25 years as a registered nurse by the Reading Rehabilitation Hospital, retiring in 1980. She was a member of Seventh-day Adventist Church, Kenhorst Boulevard, Reading. Amole is survived by a son, William R., Reading. Other survivors include a sister, Edith (Jackson) Kauffman, a resident at Mifflin Center, Cumru Township. There are also two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be Saturday at 6 p.m. in Seventh-day Adventist Church. Burial will be private. Milkins Funeral Home Inc., Temple, is in charge of arrangements.

[Source: Reading Eagle, May 25, 2005. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Andersen, Clara V. (nee Weida)

Mrs. Clara V. Andersen, widow of Anton S. Andersen and former Allentown Hospital birth registrar, died yesterday at Allentown Hospital. She was 83. She lived with her nephew and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Weida, 412 Barrett Rd., Emmaus. Mrs. Andersen was a native of Shamrock, Berks County, a daughter of the late James and Angelina (Walbert) Weida. She resided in Cleveland for a number of years, but lived in Allentown from 1942 until early this year. She was a graduate of the Class of 1911, Allentown Hospital School of Nursing. For 13 years she served as birth registrar at the hospital. She retired at age 81. Her husband predeceased her in 1942. Survivors are nieces and nephews. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Reinsmith Funeral Home, 225 Elm St., Emmaus. Call 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Monday, August 20, 1962, page 17. Submitted by Jerri.]

Anderson, Alma S.

Alma S. Anderson, 96, of Phoebe Berks Health Care Center, Wernersville, formerly of RD1 Orwigsburg, died Saturday at the facility. Born in Orwigsburg, May 22, 1907, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Nora Heister Trout. She was a 1929 graduate of Hahnemann Hospital Nursing School, Philadelphia, and a 1955 graduate of Kutztown University. She was a registered nurse working for Blue Mountain School District, Orwigsburg, for many years. She was a lifelong member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Orwigsburg, where she was a Sunday school teacher, and member of the consistory, Ladies Guild and quilters group, and a member of Eastern Star 424, Orwigsburg. Her first husband, John M. Aregood, died in 1956; her second husband, David W. Anderson, died on Dec. 10, 1989. Surviving are two sons, the Rev. John Aregood, Lebanon, Ill., and the Rev. Dr. Robert Aregood, Reading; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 16, at St. John's UCC. The Rev. Barbara Kershner will officiate. Interment will be in Salem Evangelical Cemetery, Orwigsburg. Hamilton Funeral Home Inc., Orwigsburg, is in charge of arrangements.

[Source: Pottsville Republican, June 9, 2003. Submitted by: Nancy.]

Anderson, Clarence R.

Clarence R. Anderson, 78, of 816 Walnut St., died yesterday in the Community General Hospital.

A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James R. Anderson, he had been employed for 16 years in the City of Reading's machine shop, and last had operated an automobile repairs shop on Cedar Street. Anderson, familiarly known as "Kid" was a member of the United Church of Christ, and of Reading Nest No. 2, Fraternal Order of orioles; Lodge No. 115, P. B. O. of Elks of which he was a life member and the Junior Fire Company and Reading Eagles Home Co.

Surviving are his widow Bessie V. (Miller) Anderson and a nephew and two nieces. Services will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the Calvin E. Seidel & Sons Funeral Home, the Rev. Dr. Frank E. Radcliffe officiating. Burial will be in Charles Evans Cemetery.

[Source: Reading Eagle, May 25, 1961. Submitted by Betty.]

Anderson, Francis A.

Francis A. "Andy" Anderson, 87, formerly of West Lawn, died Aug. 15 in Phoebe Berks Health Care Center Inc., Wernersville, where he had resided one month. He was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth (Strausburger) Anderson. Anderson was born in Reading. Anderson was last employed in quality control by Lititz Candies, Reading, until his retirement. He was a graduate of Albright College and received his master's degree from Pennsylvania State University. Anderson was a life member of the Berks Institute of Art and the Art Alliance of Berks County. He was an Army veteran of World War II. There are no immediate survivors. Services will be private. The Auman Funeral Homes, Reading, is in charge of arrangements.

[Source: Reading Eagle, August 16, 2005. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Anderson, Harry R.

Harry R. Anderson aged 50 years died of complications shortly before midnight Monday at his home, 928 Muhlenberg Street. He had been ailing for the past two years. Mr. Anderson was a native of Boyertown, a son of the late James and Laura (Reppert) Anderson and came to Reading about 30 years ago. He was employed for many years at Williamson's Laundry. Besides being a member of the Reformed denomination he was affiliated with the Reading Hose fire Company, the Reading Firemen's Relief Association, Reading Aerie No. 66, Fraternal Order of Eagles and M---- Chamber, No. 46 Knights of Malta, Mohnton. There survive his widow Sallie (Knerr) Anderson; one son Russell, at home and two brothers, Clarence and Walter Anderson, both of Reading. Funeral Director Seidel.

[Source: Reading Eagle, February 25, 1931. Submitted by Betty.]

Anderson, Howard

Anderson, Laura E. (nee Reppert)

Mrs. Laura E. (nee Reppert) Anderson aged 65 years, died of a complication of diseases at 10:00 a.m. Sunday, at her residence, 405 Franklin Street. She was ailing 10 months and was bedfast two weeks. Her husband James Anderson, died a number of years ago. She was born in Hereford Township. Deceased was a member of the Reformed denomination. She came to this city 11 years ago. Three children remain: Harry R.; Clarence R. and Walter R. all of Reading. Four brothers survive: Albert and Edward , Reading; Charles, Alburtis and Howard E. Reppert, Greenville.

[Source: Reading Eagle, December 25, 1916. Submitted by Betty.]

Anderson, Sallie M. (nee Knerr)

Mother of School Official Succumbs

Services for Mrs. Sallie M. (Knerr) Anderson, 79, of 1509 Perkiomen Ave., mother of Russell O. Anderson, secretary and purchasing agent for the Reading School District, will be arranged by F. F. Seidel, Inc. Mrs. Anderson died last night in St. Joseph's Hospital. She resided with her son and was the widow of Harry R. Anderson, who died in 1931. Born in Bechtelsville, she was a member of the United Church of Christ. In addition to her son, she is survived by a grandson, John R. Anderson, at home, and a niece Stella Steel, Reading.

[Source: Reading Eagle, March 9, 1962. Submitted by Betty.]

Anderson, Walter R.

Walter R. Anderson, of 147 South Fourth Street, died this morning in the Homeopathic Hospital, aged 45 years. He followed the barber trade in this city for the past 25 years. Born in Englesville, he was a son of the late James and Laura (Reppert) Anderson. Mr. Anderson was a member of First Reformed Church, Isaac Heister Lodge, 660, F. & A. M.; Reading Consistory, Richard Coffey Commandery, 423, Knights of Malta; Elks, Neversink Fire Company, and Master Barbers' Association. He came to this city 40 years ago. Surviving are his widow, Edna (Gates); two daughters, Beatrice F. and Helen M., at home, and a brother Clarence this city. Funeral services Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the T. C. Auman, Inc. funeral parlors. Interment in Charles Evans Cemetery.

[Source: Reading Eagle, August 24, 1935. Submitted by Betty.]

Anderson, Walter R.

Walter R. Anderson, of 147 South Fourth Street, died this morning in the Homeopathic Hospital, aged 45 years. He followed the barber trade in this city for the past 25 years. Born in Englesville, he was a son of the late James and Laura (Reppert) Anderson. Mr. Anderson was a member of First Reformed Church, Isaac Heister Lodge, 660, F. & A. M.; Reading Consistory, Richard Coffey Commandery, 423, Knights of Malta; Elks, Neversink Fire Company, and Master Barbers' Association. He came to this city 40 years ago. Surviving are his widow, Edna (Gates); two daughters, Beatrice F. and Helen M., at home, and a brother Clarence this city. Funeral services Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the T. C. Auman, Inc. funeral parlors. Interment in Charles Evans Cemetery.

[Source: Reading Eagle, August 24, 1935. Submitted by Betty.]

Andre, Nicholas

Squire Nicholas Andre, of Bally, Berks county, a former member of the Legislature, died on Tuesday of typhoid fever, aged 72 years. He leaves a wife, five daughters and one son.

[Source: The Lehigh Register, Allentown, PA, Wednesday, January 24, 1894, page 1. Submitted by Jerri.]

Andrews, Margaret B.

Margaret B. Andrews, 91, of ManorCare Health Services, West Reading, formerly of Brecknock Township, RD4 Mohnton, Berks County, died late Monday afternoon at the nursing home where she lived since July 1997. Born in Tower City, she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret Reise Gwyther. She was employed for 35 years as a button holer by the former Wide Awake Shirt Co., now Elbeco Inc., Muhlenberg Township, Berks County, retiring in 1972. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Reading. Her husband, William C., died in 1977. Surviving are two sons, Russell E., Pomona, Calif., and Donald, Pottsville; a daughter, Geraldine M. Miller, Brecknock Township; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a great-great grandson. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday from Bean Funeral Home Inc., Shillington. Interment will be in Mount Peace Cemetery, Minersville.

[Source: Pottsville Republican, February 11, 1999. Submitted by: Nancy.]

Andrews, Polly

Andruzak, Helen Mabel (Gring)

Helen Mabel (Gring) Andruzak, 90, a guest at Berksheim in Bern Twp., Berks Co., and a former resident of Denver, PA, died at Berksheim Tuesday morning after a lengthy illness. Her husband, Stephen, died in 1997. She had assisted him in the operation of Andruzak s Antiques for many years. She was the daughter of the late Ammon and Elizabeth Balthaser Gring and was born in Berks County. She was a member of Our Mother of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Ephrata. Surviving are two daughters, Joyce L. of Wyomissing and Elizabeth A. of Leesport. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Holy Guardian Angels Catholic Church, 3121 Kutztown Road, Reading, on Friday morning at 10:30AM. Final Commendation and Farewell in Gethsemine Cemetery, Laureldale, Berks County. Gravenor Home for Funerals, Ephrata, PA.

[Source: Lancaster Intelligencer, December 1, 2004. Submitted by: Nancy.]

Angelina, Julia

Julia, daughter of Maurice and Rosa Angelina, died of summer complaint at 7 a.m. today at the residence of her parents, 237 Franklin street, aged 3 months.

[Source: Reading Eagle, Friday, September 19, 1919. Submitted by Nancy.]

Angelisanti, Anthony

Among the local survivors of Anthony Angelisanti, of Exeter Township, who was dead on arrival June 21 in Reading Hospital, is a daughter, Carol L. (Angelisanti) Sheetz, Kutztown.

[Source: Kutztown Area Patriot, June 26 2003. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Angelisanti, Anthony T.

Among the local survivors of Anthony T. Angelisanti, 81, of Exeter Township, who was dead on arrival June 21 in Reading Hospital, is a son, Richard Angelisanti, Bernville.

[Source: Hamburg Area Item, June 25 2003. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Angelisanti, Anthony T.

Services will be Thursday for Anthony T. Angelisanti, 81, of Pine Avenue, Exeter Township, who died June 21 in Reading Hospital. He was the husband of Alberta S. (Trostle) Angelisanti. Born in Reading, he was employed for many years as a maintenance engineer by Western Electric Co., Muhlenberg Township, until his retirement. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II. Angelisanti was former captain and treasurer of Bowl-O-Ramas senior mixed walk-in bowling league. He is also survived by a daughter, Carol L. (Angelisanti) Sheetz, Kutztown; a stepdaughter, Linda E. (Trostle) Trainer, Exeter Township; and three sons: John A., Mohnton; Richard, Bernville; and Michael A., Birdsboro. Other surviviors include three sisters: Mary (Angelisanti) Hartenstine, Monocacy; Betty (Angelisanti) Accordino, Reading; and Rosemary (Angelisanti) Schlappich, West Lawn. There are also 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 10:30 am. in Lutz Funeral Home Inc., Mount Penn. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reiffton.

[Source: Southern Berks News, June 25 2003. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Angeny, David

Angestenberger, Joseph

Angstadt, Alan S.

Following a short illness, Alan S. Angstadt, merchant, postmaster and musician, died at his home in Dryville, Berks county, Tuesday morning. He was aged 54 years, 6 months and 10 days. Mr. Angstadt was a native and life-long resident of Rockland township, a son of Esther (Stimmel) and the late Rudolph Angstadt. He was a member of Mertz Lutheran church, Dryville; was a member of its choir, and in addition was leader of the choir of Trinity Lutheran church in Bowers. For 35 years, Mr. Angstadt conducted a general merchandising store at Dryville. He was local postmaster for some years, holding this position at the time of his death. He was a director of the Kutztown National Bank, a director of the Keystone Shoe factory, Kutztown, and a director of the Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Co. He was a member of Huguenot Lodge, No. 377, F. and A.M., Kutztown; Reading Lodge of Perfection, and Reading Consistory. He devoted considerable time for the advancement of the Topton Orphans' Home and was interested in numerous other charitable projects. There survive his mother, residing in Dryville; his widow, Sarah C. (Scheidt) Angstadt; one son, Rev. Elton L. Angstadt, Lutheran pastor at Gilbert, Monroe county; one daughter, Hilda M. Angstadt, first grade teacher in the Topton schools; two grandchildren, two brothers, Robert Angstadt, Mertztown R.D., and Walter Angstadt, this place. Funeral Saturday at 1.30 p.m. from the home. Further service in Mertz church, Rev. Wm. H. Kline officiating. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Wednesday, June 21, 1933, page 5. Submitted by Jerri.]

Angstadt, Albert R.

The remains of Albert R. Angstadt, New Jerusalem, were laid to rest on Wednesday afternoon, April 15, at the church of that place. He was a son of Joseph and Sarah (Rohrbach) Angstadt. Born May 23, 1857, baptized in infancy and confirmed in Spies church by Rev. Yeager in early life. Married to Elizabeth Conrad, September 15, 1883, by Rev. D. K. Humbert. Of three sons and two daughters, all survive excepting one daughter; his wife, one adopted son, four brothers, one sister, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Of thirteen in his family, he was the eighth to depart this life on Friday, April 11, aged 72 years, 10 months and 18 days. Undertaker J. J. Schofer and Son, Topton, were in charge.

[Source: Shamrock news, Allentown Morning Call, Friday, April 18, 1930, page 13. Submitted by Jerri.]

Angstadt, Augustus

Augustus Angstadt, aged about 50 years, died of throat trouble at his home in Rockland. His widow (nee Deborah Hess) and one son Daniel, at home, survive. Deceased was a brother of the late Rev. Thomas Angstadt. Mrs. Benjamin Scheetz and Mrs. Levi Angstadt are sisters.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Friday, April 13, 1906, page 6. Submitted by Jerri.]

Angstadt, Benjamin A.

Benjamin A. Angstadt died on Saturday at the home of his son, James W. Angstadt, in New Jerusalem, aged 72 years. He was a son of the late Reuben and Sarah (Weidner) Angstadt, and was member and treasurer of New Jerusalem Reformed church. He was also a member of New Jerusalem Chamber 66, Knights of Friendship. Surviving are five children, James E. Angstadt, with whom he resided; Ida, wife of Wallace Reinert, of Allentown; Mrs. Margaret Rickenbach, of Reading; Mrs. Jacob Derr, of Tamaqua, and Mrs. Harvey Miller, of Hancock; 19 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral Thursday at 1:30.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Monday, January 30, 1939, page 4. Submitted by Jerri.]

Angstadt, Benjamin

Angstadt - In Rockland on August 30th, Benjamin Angstadt, in the 73rd year of his age. He was the father of 17 children.

[Source: Berks and Schuylkill Journal, September 20, 1879. Submitted by Kathy.]

Angstadt, Mrs. Calvin (nee Loeb)

Died from her injuries

Mrs. Calvin Angstadt, residing near Spie's church, who was so shockingly burned several days ago by her clothing catching fire, died from the result of her injuries after terrible suffering. At one time it was thought she might recover, but her injuries were of such a severe character that she never fully recovered from the shock. Her body, from the waist down, was a mass of charred flesh. Her back was also badly blistered. Dr. Hertzog, of Oley, did all he could to relieve the sufferings of the unfortunate woman, but was unable to save her life. Mrs. Angstadt was the daughter of Jacob Loeb, and was raised on the Pricetown road near Seidel's blacksmith shop. She is survived by heard husband and seven children, two sons and five daughters.

[Source: Reading Eagle, January 19, 1896, page 1. Submitted by Michelle.]

Angstadt, Catharine

Catharine, widow of Reuben Angstadt, died of heart failure at 6.30 p.m. Monday, at the residence of her son-in-law, Conrad Keller, of Reading, after an illness of three weeks. Mrs. Angstadt was 87 years of age and enjoyed good health until a month ago. She was a native of Oley and a member of the Reformed denomination. Her husband died 43 years ago. These children remain: Mrs. Conrad Keller, Mrs. John Weidner and William Angstadt, Reading; Mrs. Albert Stapleton, Oley; Mrs. Daniel Deysher, Ruscombmanor, and Jacob Yoder, of Dayton, O. She was the last of her family and leaves twenty-six grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Wednesday, February 18, 1903, page 4. Submitted by Jerri.]

Angstadt, Charles H.

Charles H Angstadt, 87, of 1572 Mineral Spring Rd., was pronounced dead on arrival yesterday at Community General Hospital. Born in Fleetwood, a son of the late John B. and Esther (Deisher) Angstadt, he was a retired florist. Angstadt was a member of Park Evangelical United Brethren Church.

Surviving are his widow, Lydia H. (Boyer) Angstadt; a son, Earl K. of Longview Farm, Reading; a daughter, Marguerite, wife of P. Paul Herb, Adamstown, and three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are in charge of T C Auman, Inc.

[Source: Reading Eagle, March 11, 1963, p. 18. Submitted by Michelle.]

Angstadt, Clarence H.

Clarence H. Angstadt, 82, of 35 N. Whiteoak St., Kutztown, died Sunday in his home. He was the husband of the late Amelia E. (Eggenweiler) Angstadt. Born in Kutztown, he was a son of the late John F. and Katie A. (Heffner) Angstadt. Angstadt was a custodian in the maintenance department of Kutztown State College until retiring in 1970. There are no immediate survivors. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Trexler and Hook Funeral Home, 25 E. Weiss St., Topton. A calling hour will be 9:30 a.m. Wednesday until services.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Monday, June 27, 1977, page 12. Submitted by Jerri.]

Angstadt, Daniel

Daniel Angstadt died at his home in Lyons, Berks county, aged 80 years. His wife and the following children survive: Henry, of Lyons; Oliver, of Kent county, Delaware; and Mrs. Alfred Heffner, of Sterling, Kansas. John Angstadt, of Allentown; Solomon, of Kutztown, and Mrs. David Levan, of Kutztown, are brothers and sister. The dwelling in which he died was built by himself in 1856 and was the first house of what now comprises the village of Lyons. Deceased at one time owned all the land south of the East Penn Railroad, and on which the town is located, and some on the north side. Besides his residence at Lyons, he owned at the time of his death a large farm on the outskirts, and one in Kent county, Delaware. The funeral will be held next Thursday.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Tuesday, April 23, 1895, page 1. Submitted by Jerri.]

Angstadt, David R.

Services were held for David R. Angstadt, 57, of Covered Bridge Road, Oley, who died June 18 in the Reading Hospital and Medical Center. He was the husband of Denise L. (Bernhard) Angstadt. Born in Reading, Angstadt graduated in 1963 from Oley High School. He was the co-owner and operator of Pikeville Equipment in Pikeville, since 1963. Angstadt was a member of the Salem United Church of Christ in Spangsville. He was a life member of the Pike Township Sportsmans Association, the Earl Township Fire Co. and the Oley Fire Co. In addition to his wife of 24 years, he is survived by a daughter, Dina L. Angstadt of Oley; and two brothers, Donald R. Angstadt and Roger I. Angstadt, both of Oley. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Building A., Suite 10, 25 Stevens Ave., West Lawn, PA 19609; or the Eye Retinal Institute, c/o Sandra Edwards, director, Suite 1020, 840 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19107. Burial was in the Oley Cemetery in Spangsville. The Catagnus Funeral Home, Gilbertsville, handled the arrangements.

[Source: Boyertown Area Times, June 26 2003. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Angstadt, Edward K.

Funeral services for Rev. Edward K. Angstadt, pastor of St. John's Evangelical and Reformed church, Kutztown, will be held on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the church, with Rev. James Wagner, Lancaster, in charge. The body will lie in state in the church from noon Saturday until time of the funeral. Burial will be in Hope cemetery. Rev. Angstadt, who was aged 43, died of a heart attack at his home in Kutztown on Tuesday evening. Rev. Angstadt was chairman of the synodical committee on international missions and of the committee on nominations. He was a member of the committee on Christian education and of the synodical and Kutztown ministerial associations. The post he held in Kutztown was his first pastorate, assumed 15 years ago. Six years ago he added to his charge the pastorate of the Blandon church. Rev. Angstadt was born in Bridgeport, son of Edwin S. and Sarah, nee Kerschner, Angstadt. The clergyman's mother survives. The minister also leaves his wife Gertrude, nee Bitting, Angstadt, and three children, H. Edwin, Robert B. and Reba Ann, all at home. Also remaining are the following brothers and sisters: William D. and Paul N. Angstadt and Mrs. Marian Hawkins, all of Norristown; F. Irvin, Newtown; Nelson L., Doris and Betty Jane, all of Bridgeport. Rev. Angstadt was affiliated with the Kutztown Rotary club and was vice president of the Boy Scout committee of the Reading district. He was a graduate of Bridgeport High school and Franklin and Marshall college.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Wednesday, March 6, 1946, page 16. Submitted by Jerri.]

Angstadt, Eliza M. (nee Conrad)

Eliza M., widow of Albert Angstadt, died at her home, New Jerusalem, Berks county, yesterday from a complication of diseases after a lingering illness. Mrs. Angstadt was in her 71st year. She was the daughter of the late Franklin and Marian (Fenstermacher) Conrad and was born in Upper Macungie township, Lehigh county. Her husband preceded her in death three years ago. She is survived by these children: Walter and Herbert, of Topton; Paul, at home; Mrs. Herbert Scheetz, Fleetwood; an adopted son, Raymond Hess, of Oley; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Calvin Breil, of Parkersford; Mrs. William Houck, Shoemakersville; Oliver Conrad, Pleasantville; Henry Conrad, of Laureldale. She was a member of the New Jerusalem Lutheran church. The funeral will be held from her late home on Tuesday at 1.30 p.m. Services at the house will be followed by services in the New Jerusalem church, Rev. W. F. Bond officiating. Interment will be made in the cemetery adjoining the church.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Friday, December 8, 1933, page 7. Submitted by Jerri.]

Angstadt, Ellen L. (nee Seifert)

Blandon, Apr 7 Ellen L (Seifert), Widow of Levi Angstadt, died this morning at her home, here. She was a daughter of the late John and Harriet (Heckman) Seifert, and was a member of the Evangelical denomination; Ladies of the Golden Eagle, this place, and the Ladies' Aid Society, of Blandon Union Church.

Surviving are these children; Willis, George, Robert and John Angstadt, all of this place; Mrs. Hattie Musket, this place; Mary, wife of Samuel K Miller, of Temple, and Edna, wife of Daniel Bossler, this place; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grand child.

Funeral service Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the home, with Rev. A.G. Woodring and the Rev. Ralph Alahouse officiating . Interment in Blandon Cemetery, with the Stump funeral home, Fleetwood, in charge.

[Source: Reading Eagle, April 6, 1939, p. 19. Submitted by Michelle.]

Angstadt, George F.

George F. Angstadt, 70, of 44 Noble St., Kutztown, died yesterday in the Allentown Hospital. Born in Reading, he was a son of the late Frederick and Florence (Stricker) Angstadt. A veteran of World War I, he was employed at the Kutztown Foundry until he retired. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Kutztown. Surviving are his widow, Isabella E. (Bailey) Angstadt; a son, George F. Jr., of Hamburg R. 2; a daughter, Hilda I. F., wife of Kenneth Mertztown, of Fleetwood R. 1; a stepson, Mervin Gehringer, of Kutztown; two brothers, Mathias of Fleetwood and Claude of Philadelphia, and 13 grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Fritz & Kendall Funeral Home, Kutztown. Calling hours will be 7-8:30 p.m. Monday.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Saturday, March 4, 1967, page 12. Submitted by Jerri.]

Angstadt, Hannah (nee Mockley)

In New Jerusalem, on the 18th inst. Hannah (Mockley), widow of James B. Angstadt, aged 75 years 5 months. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral, without further notice, from the residence of her daughter Mrs. Willard Rhoads, New Jerusalem, Friday at 2 p.m. D. S. Time. Further services in New Jerusalem Church. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

[Source: Reading Eagle, Reading, PA, May 20, 1931. Submitted by Betty.]

Angstadt, Helen D.

Helen D. Angstadt, 80, Kutztown, died May 21 in the Hospice Unit of Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. Her husband, Ray J. Angstadt, died in 1999. Born in Virginville, she was a daughter of the late Leon and Annie (Trexler) Moyer. Angstadt had been employed for 21 years as a secretary by Moyer's Plumbing & Heating, Kutztown, retiring in 1987. She previously worked for Heiter's Beauty Salon, Topton. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Kutztown. Angstadt was a 1943 graduate of Kutztown High School and a graduate of Henry's Academy of Beauty Culture, Allentown. She is survived by two sons, Gary J. and Jeffrey L., both of Kutztown. Other survivors include a brother, Luther Moyer, Kutztown. There are also four grandchildren. Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in St. John's Church. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery, Kutztown. Edward J. Hildenbrand Funeral Home Inc., Kutztown, is in charge of arrangements.

[Source: Reading Eagle, May 22, 2005. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Angstadt, Helen G. (nee Fisher)

Helen G. Fisher Angstadt, 91, of the 3418 Oak St., Laureldale, died Tuesday morning at eight in the Leader Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Laureldale, where she had been a resident since August.

She was predeceased by two husbands: Reilly A. Fisher in 1939 and Jarius Angstadt in 1953. Born in Lititz, Lancaster County, she had been employed as a clerk, by the former Sun Ray Drugstore, Reading, retiring in 1968.She was a member of Peace Lutheran Church, Riverside.

Surviving are two sons: Reilly E. Fisher, Wyomissing, and Kenneth E. Fisher, Shoemakersville. Three daughters: Amelia E. Fisher, at home; Helen E., Wife of Robert C. Wollyung, Reading; and Dorothy M., Wife of Harold A. Kissinger, Kenhorst. Also 12 children, 12 great-grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren. The Milken's Funeral Home Inc., Temple, is in charge of arrangements

[Source: Reading Eagle, June 17, 1987, page 55. Submitted by Michelle.]

Angstadt, Henry A.

The body of a man was found on the Reading Co.'s tracks at Klapperthal on Sunday morning by the crew of a freight. The remains, which were terribly mangled, were taken to Reading. Papers found in the pockets indicated that the name of the unfortunate man might be Angstadt, and later in the day, this proved to be correct, the remains being identified as Henry A. Angstadt, of Reading, by Isaac H. Angstadt, father of the deceased. How the man was killed, or what train struck him, is not known. He worked on a farm at Monocacy and boarded at Reading, and it is possible he was on his way to that city when the accident occurred. The left arm was severed at the shoulder, the left foot cut off at the ankle and the skull crushed, and death must have been instantaneous. Besides the parents, he is survived by the following named brothers and sisters: Elphus, of Lancaster; George, of Boyertown; Joseph of Fredericksville; Hannah, of Meyerstown; Paul, Lizzie, wife of Howard Cleaver, and Emma, of Reading. Deceased was a member of the Lutheran denomination.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Wednesday, August 14, 1907, page 9. Submitted by Jerri.]

Angstadt, Hettie Ann (nee Graver)

Hettie Ann (nee Graver), wife of William Angstadt, of Kutztown, died at her residence in Kutztown after two years illness of paralysis of the brain, aged 67 years, 8 months and 5 days. There survive her husband, a son, Elwood M., a grandson, Paul, of Kutztown, and a brother, Willoughby, of Lyons.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Thursday, October 12, 1911, page 12. Submitted by Jerri.]

Angstadt, Howard

Howard Angstadt, 35, a farmer of College Hill, Kutztown, was found dead by his wife in one of his fields yesterday afternoon as the result of a hunting accident. Mr. Angstadt had been plowing the field during the day and had seen several rabbits. After the noon meal he took his gun and returned to this tractor about 1:15 p.m. Late in the afternoon a passerby on the road told his wife that the tractor was standing in the middle of the field. She hurried out and found Mr. Angstadt at 4:30 p.m. Apparently, he had left the tractor in search of a rabbit, taken off his gloves and then had tripped, shooting himself in the abdomen. Deputy Coroner, Dr. Henry W. Saul of Berks county issued a certificate of accidental death, and turned over the body to J. J. Schofer & Son, funeral directors of Topton. Mr. Angstadt was the son of Charles and Katie, nee Guinther, Angstadt, and was born in Rockland township, Berks county. He is survived by his parents; his widow, Mrs. Marie, nee Warmkessel, Angstadt; three sons, Donald, Paul and Charles, at home; a brother, Lloyd, Kutztown; a sister, Mrs. Verna Bennecoff, Reading; and a brother, Lloyd, Kutztown; a sister, [line missing?] Topton. Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Tuesday, November 7, 1944, page 5. Submitted by Jerri.]

Angstadt, Irvine L.

Irvine L. Angstadt, 74 died Tuesday at 9:15 PM in his residence at 1213 N. 5th St. He was the husband of Marian B. (Smeck) Angstadt. Born in Reading, he was a son of the late Frank Q. And Victoria C. (Rader) Angstadt.

Angstadt was a self-employed market stand operator in Reading, retiring in 1982. He was a member of Nativity Lutheran Church.

Other survivors include a daughter, Beverly, wife of Allen Klemmer, Oley; a brother, Earl F., Sinking Spring; and three sisters; Eva A. and Pearl A. Angstadt, and Stella L., wife of Alfred L. Holman, all of Reading. There are also two grandsons.

The Sanders Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

[Source: Reading Eagle, January 2, 1992, page C3. Submitted by Michelle.]

Angstadt, Child of Irwin

A year and a half old child of Mr. and Mrs. Irwin Angstadt, died at the residence of the parents, 1133 Walnut.

[Source: Reading Eagle, November 5, 1903. Submitted by: Nancy.]

Angstadt, Isabella (nee Bailey)

Mrs. Isabella Angstadt, 68, of 44 Noble St., Kutztown, died Tuesday in Allentown Hospital. She was the widow of George F. Angstadt. Born in Weisenberg Township, Lehigh County, she was a daughter of the late Jeremiah and Sarah (Dorward) Bailey. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Kutztown. Surviving are two sons, Mervin L. gehringer of Kutztown and George F. Angstadt of Hamburg; a daughter, Hilda I. F., wife of Kenneth Mertz of Fleetwood R. 1; a sister, Mrs. Mary Steffey, Topton, and 13 grandchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in the Fritz and Kendall Funeral Home, Kutztown. Calling hours will be 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Thursday, October 19, 1967, page 65. Submitted by Jerri.]

Angstadt, Jacob

Jacob Angstadt, a gentleman with a large relationship throughout Lehigh and Berks, died at his home in Warren, Ohio, on the 30th of August, in his 84th year. His ailment was general debility. He was born in Kutztown, April 12th, 1801. His early life was spent in the family of John Paltzgrove, and he went with the latter to Lordstown, Trumbull Co., Ohio, in 1832. In early life he engaged in the business of carpet weaving. In 1841 he was married to a Miss Taylor, of Lordstown. He was the father of five children, three of whom survive.

[Source: Allentown Democrat, Wednesday, October 1, 1884, page 2. Submitted by Jerri.]

Angstadt, James B.

The remains of James B. Angstadt, a well known citizen and mason by occupation, of Rockland, were laid at rest at New Jerusalem on Tuesday afternoon. The deceased was a son of Jacob Angstadt and wife Anna (nee Kercher) and was born April 11, 1854, and was baptized July 9, 1854, by Rev. Isaac Roeller. In his early youth he was confirmed in the Lutheran faith at New Jerusalem. On November 10, 1877, he was joined in marriage to Hannah Mockley by Rev. D. K. Humbert. Their two sons and seven daughters all survive as follows: Franklin, Mertztown R. 2; Winfield, at home; Annie, wife of Charles Conrath, and Gertrude, wife of David Reinhart, both of Fleetwood; Elsie, wife of Robert Weider, Kutztown; Minnie, wife of Robert Barto, Reading; Daisy, wife of Howard Potts, Stony Creek Mills; Lottie, wife of Willard Rhoads, New Jerusalem; and Carrie, wife of Mr. Yardmurian, Philadelphia. There remain also his wife, twenty-three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He suffered from an apoplectic condition for several years, from which he never fully recovered, and passed away last Thursday, aged 72 years, 10 months and 13 days. He took an active interest in the erection of the new church at New Jerusalem during the years 1915-16, contributing time, labor and valuable building material. He was a member of the I.O.O.F., Camp No. 634, of Lyons.

[Source: Shamrock news, Allentown Morning Call, Friday, March 4, 1927, page 4. Submitted by Jerri.]

Angstadt, Jane Louise,

Jane Louise Angstadt, 6-month-old daughter of Walter B. and Bernice E. (Miller) Angstadt, College Hill, Kutztown, died Sunday night in Allentown Hospital. She was a member of the cradle roll of St. John's Lutheran Church, Kutztown. She is survived by her parents; a brother, Thomas Walter, at home; the maternal grandmother, Mrs. Stella L. Miller, College Hill; and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Minnie H. Angstadt, Orwigsburg. services will be held at the convenience of the family in the Fritz and Kendall Funeral Home, Kutztown.

[Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, PA, Tuesday, June 5, 1956, page 28. Submitted by Jerri.]

Angstadt, John Howard

John Howard Angstadt, husband of Annie M., nee Eck, Angstadt and a resident of Kutztown for many years, died Sunday at his home, 41 E. White Oak St., Kutztown. He was in his 72nd year. He had been in failing health for a year prior to his death. For 18 years Mr. Angstadt was employed as a clerk in Pennypacker's grocery store in Kutztown and prior to that was employed in the Kutztown shoe factory. He was a member of the Eagles, the Knights of the Golden Eagle and the Junior Order United American Mechanics, all of Kutztown. He was born Aug. 29, 1866, the son of the late James and Mary, nee Hering, Angstadt. Surviving are his wife, Annie M., nee Eck, Angstadt; a daughter Helen, wife of Ambrose Pennypacker, Kutztown; a son, Harry J. Angstadt, Manheim; seven grandchildren, a sister, Lizzie, widow of David James, and a brother, George P. Angstadt, all of Kutztown. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1.30 p.m. at his late home, 41 E. White Oak St., with interment in Fairview cemetery, Kutztown. Friends may call Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Tuesday, March 29, 1938, page 7. Submitted by Jerri.]

Angstadt, Joseph W.

Memorial services were held in the Ludwick Funeral Home, Kutztown, for Joseph W. Angstadt, formerly of Hamburg and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, who died Feb. 17 in his Kutztown Road, Maxatawny Township residence. Inurnment was private. The cause of death is under investigation by the Berks County Coroner's office. Born in Reading, he was a son of Ella M. (Leibensperger) Angstadt, Kutztown, and the late George F. Angstadt. He was employed since October as a grinder by McConway &Torley, Kutztown Foundry Division, Kutztown. He was formerly employed as a drywall installer in Cedar Rapids. Also surviving are two sons, Timothy J. and Joshua A. Angstadt, both of Hamburg. Other survivors include two brothers, Bruce L. Angstadt, Shoemakersville, and Thomas M. Angstadt, Hamburg; and five sisters: Joan M. (Angstadt) Moyer and Diane C. (Angstadt) Curry, both of Kutztown; Judith A. (Angstadt) Dunkelberger, Greenwich Township; Linda L. (Angstadt) Reinert, Mertztown; and Christine D. (Angstadt) Conrath, Fleetwood.

[Source: Kutztown Area Patriot, February 27, 2003. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Angstadt, Joseph W.

Memorial services were held in the Ludwick Funeral Home, Kutztown, for Joseph W. Angstadt, 41, formerly of Hamburg and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, who died Feb. 17 in his Kutztown Road, Maxatawny Township residence. Inurnment was private. The cause of death is under investigation by the Berks County Coroner's office. Born in Reading, he was a son of Ella M. (Leibensperger) Angstadt, Kutztown, and the late George F. Angstadt. He was employed since October as a grinder by McConway &Torley, Kutztown Foundry Division, Kutztown. He was formerly employed as a drywall installer in Cedar Rapids. Also surviving are two sons, Timothy J. and Joshua A. Angstadt, both of Hamburg. Other survivors include two brothers, Bruce L. Angstadt, Shoemakersville, and Thomas M. Angstadt, Hamburg; and five sisters: Joan M. (Angstadt) Moyer and Diane C. (Angstadt) Curry, both of Kutztown; Judith A. (Angstadt) Dunkelberger, Greenwich Township; Linda L. (Angstadt) Reinert, Mertztown; and Christine D. (Angstadt) Conrath, Fleetwood.

[Source: Hamburg Area Item, February 26, 2003. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Angstadt, Joshua

Joshua Angstadt died of heart failure at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Earl Peicer, Kutztown, on Wednesday morning. Mr. Angstadt had been on a visit when he was stricken. The body was removed to his home, Kutztown R. 3, by Undertaker Schaeffer. He is survived by his widow, Louisa (nee Heffner); two daughters, Ottela Peiffer, Kutztown, and Lizzie Angstad, Reading; a son, Leroy; two brothers, Clinton and Edwin, both of Kutztown R. 3; and a sister, Mrs. Hannah Heist, Reading. The funeral will be held on Monday at 1.30 p.m. Interment in Fairview cemetery, Kutztown. Rev. J. W. Bittner will officiate. Automobiles will meet the 12.30 p.m. cars at the station.

[Source: The Morning Call, Allentown, PA, Friday, April 11, 1924, page 29. Submitted by Jerri.]

Angstadt, Karen Louise

Karen Louise Angstadt, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Angstadt, Maxatawny, died Monday night in Allentown Hospital. Surviving besides her parents are two sisters, Debra and Rochelle, both at home; maternal grandfather, Harvey Seidel of Maxatawny; paternal grandfather, Russell Angstadt of Spring City, and great-grandmother, Mrs. Mamie Sheetz of Bowers. Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Hope Cemetery, Kutztown. Arrangements are being directed by the Fritz and Kendall Funeral Home, Kutztown.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Wednesday, September 26, 1962, page 11. Submitted by Jerri.]

Angstadt, Katie A. (nee Rothermel)

Mrs. Katie A. (Rothermel) Angstadt, 82, of Kutztown R. 2, died yesterday afternoon in her home. She was the widow of Preston Angstadt. Born in Richmond Township, Berks County, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Rothermel. She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Kutztown. Surviving are seven daughters, Irene and Laura Angstadt, both of Philadelphia; and Kathryn Angstadt, at home; Hilda, wife of Jesse Keiser, of Ridley park; Lizzie, wife of Lester Klemmer, and Alva, wife of Norman Ringler, both of Kutztown; and Elda, wife of Frank Osga, of Saddle River, N.J.; four sons, Nevin of Kutztown; Lester and Paul, both of Kutztown R. 2, and Benjamin of Bethlehem; two sisters, Cora, wife of Lewis Bechtel, and Mrs. Sarah Smith, both of Reading; 27 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Fritz and Kendall Funeral Home, Kutztown. Calling hours will be 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.

[Source: The Sunday Call-Chronicle, Allentown, PA, Sunday, January 5, 1964, page B-14. Submitted by Jerri.]

Angstadt, Kuney E.

Kuney E. Angstadt, 57, of Kutztown R. 3, died early yesterday in Community General Hospital, Reading. A native of Rockland Township, Berks County, he was a son of the late Moses and Sarah (Heffner) Angstadt. He was a member of the Lutheran wing of Zions Union Church, Maxatawny, and the Kutztown and Zions fire companies. Surviving are his wife, D. Arline (Trexler) Angstadt, a son, Ernest, Kutztown R. 3; two daughters, Laila, wife of Charles Loch, Kutztown R. 2; Lennia, wife of Charles Mertz, Fleetwood R. 1; seven grandchildren; and two brothers, Clarence, Mertztown, and Morris, Reading. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Zions Union Church, Maxatawny.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Saturday, August 10, 1957, page 21. Submitted by Jerri.]

Angstadt, Larue E.

Among the local survivors of LaRue E. (Putt) Angstadt, 86, formerly of Reading, who died Nov. 7 in Genesis ElderCare Center, Tilden Township, where she had been a resident three years, is a daughter, Claudette (Angstadt) Bennett, Centre Township.

[Source: Hamburg Area Item, November 13, 2002. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Angstadt, Lee O.

Services were held for Lee O. Angstadt, 72, of Long Lane Road, Oley, husband of Dorothy P. (Krause) Angstadt, who died February 11 in St. Joseph's Medical Center. Born in Pike Township, Angstadt worked as a logger for Brown and Launsburg Logging Co. in Delaware Water Gap for several years, retiring in 1968. He also worked as a deputy for the Pennsylvania State Game Commission from 1959 until retiring in 1980. He was a member of St. John Hill United Church of Christ in Pike Township. Also a life member of the Rockland Township Sportsman's Association. Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Richard L. Angstadt of Oley; and two grandchildren. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 498 Bellvue Ave., Reading, PA 19605. Burial was in Hill Church Cemetery in Pike Township. The Christ and Catagnus Funeral Home, Oley, handled the arrangements.

[Source: Boyertown Area Times, February 20, 2003. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Angstadt, Lena C. (nee Mertz)

Mrs. Lena C. Angstadt, 41, for most of her life a teacher in Mellon Elementary School of Brandywine Joint School District, died in Allentown Hospital early Monday morning. She had been a patient at that institution for five days. The wife of Lester W. Angstadt, she resided near Sally Ann Furnace along Mertztown R. 1. Born in Rockland Township, she was a daughter of the late George P. and Elizabeth (Fenstermacher) Mertz. She was a graduate of Kutztown High and Kutztown State Teachers College where she received a bachelor of science degree. She also took extension courses at Lehigh University. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Bowers, where she taught Sunday school and held several offices, its senior choir and Lutheran League, a charter member of Lutheran Church Women of America, the Berks County Sabbath School Assn., and the Berks County Historical Society and the Topton Woman's Club. Surviving besides her husband are three brothers, Paul W. Mertz of Mertztown R. 1, George P. Mertz of Bowers and Luther E. Mertz, Topton, and four sisters, Miriam, wife of Jacob Hertzog, Schnecksville, Mrs. Beulah Schmoyer of Mertztown R. 1, Florence, wife of Walter Hilbert of Topton, and Corinne, wife of Clair Ritzman of Kutztown. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church, Bowers.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Wednesday, January 2, 1957, page 34. Submitted by Jerri.]

Angstadt, Leonore C.

Leonore C. Angstadt, 87, Kempton and Fort Myers Beach, Fla., died May 21 in Hope Hospice, Fort Myers. She was the wife of Elam J. Angstadt Sr. Born in Lynn Township, Lehigh County, she was a daughter of the late Howard D. and Mary E. (Kressley) Follweiler. Angstadt was a member of Jacob's United Church of Christ, New Tripoli, Lehigh County. She is also survived by two sons, Elam J. Jr., Fort Myers, and Howard D., Fort Myers Beach. There are also six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Jacob's UCC. Burial will be in the parish cemetery, New Tripoli. The Robert S. Nester Funeral Home, New Tripoli, is in charge of arrangements.

[Source: Reading Eagle, May 25, 2005. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Angstadt, Lester L.

Lester L. Angstadt, 87, died June 6 in his residence in Kutztown. His wife, Elda M. (Adam) Angstadt, died in 1987. Born in Fleetwood, he was a son of the late LeRoy and Elsie (Mengel) Angstadt. Angstadt was a self-employed farmer, retiring in 1980. He was also employed by the Postal Service as a rural route carrier and by Beck's Feed Mill, Kutztown. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Kutztown. Surviving is a daughter, Betty M. (Angstadt) Miller, Kutztown. Other survivors include a grandson and three great-grandchildren. Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the Edward J. Hildenbrand Funeral Home Inc., Kutztown. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Kutztown.

[Source: Reading Eagle, June 8, 2005. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Angstadt, Lillian M. (nee Barto)

Lillian M. Angstadt, of 72 S. Franklin St., Fleetwood, died yesterday morning in Community General Hospital, Reading. She was 74. Mrs. Angstadt was a Democratic committeewoman in Fleetwood for many years. Born in Longswamp Township, she was a daughter of the late James and Agnes (Romig) Barto. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Fleetwood. She was the wife of William S. Angstadt. Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Ruth, wife of Paul W. Heisey, Elizabethtown; a son, Curtis J. Fraunfelder, Ephrata; a stepson, William L. Angstadt, Bowers; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Mae A. Stump Funeral Home, 117 W. Main St., Fleetwood. Viewing will be 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Friday, August 10, 1962, page 31. Submitted by Jerri.]

Angstadt, Lillie E. (nee Wolfe)

Mrs. Lillie E. (Wolfe) Angstadt, 74, of Bowers, wife of the late Franklin Angstadt, died Sunday night in Allentown Hospital. Born in Maiden Creek Township, Berks County, she was a daughter of the late James and Diana (Knerr) Wolfe. She was a member of the Lutheran wing of the New Jerusalem Union Church, Rockland Township, Berks County. Her husband preceded her in death 19 years ago. Surviving are four sons, Lawrence, Boyertown; Hunter, Reading; Earl, Bowers, and Howard, Kutztown R. 3; three daughters, Mabel, wife of Edison Fegley, Fleetwood R. 1; Edna, wife of Lester Schaeffer, Oley, and Katie, wife of Lloyd Dreibelbis, Virginville; five brothers, Oscar, Reading; Elder, Fleetwood R. 1; Isaac, Kutztown R. 3; Leon, Berkley, and Sheridan, Fleetwood; a sister, Minnie, wife of Earl Gambler, Topton; 21 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Schofer Funeral Home, Topton.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Tuesday, November 13, 1956, page 32. Submitted by Jerri.]

Angstadt, Lot

Lot Angstadt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Angstadt (nee Fenstermacher), died at the home of the parents, near Fredericksville, of pneumonia, aged seven months and 25 days.

[Source: Shamrock news, Allentown Morning Call, Tuesday, April 21, 1908, page 10. Submitted by Jerri.]

Angstadt, Marguerite

Among the local survivors of Marguerite R. (Brewer) Angstadt, formerly of Oley, who died of natural causes May 13 in ManorCare Health Care Services, Muhlenberg Township, is a sister, Bertha (Stunk) Brewer, Fleetwood.

[Source: Kutztown Area Patriot, May 22, 2003. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Angstadt, Marguerite R.

Services were held for Marguerite R. "Peggy" (Strunk) Angstadt, 71, of Elizabeth Avenue, Laureldale, formerly of Oley Meadows, Oley, who died May 13 in ManorCare Health Services in Laureldale. Born in Reading, she worked as a wire bonder/inspector for AT&T in Reading for 30 years, retiring in 1987. She was a member of Telephone Pioneers. Surviving are two daughters, Debbie Kramer of Clearwater, Fla., and Cindy L. Williams of Alsace; one son, Leon L. Angstadt, Mohnton. Also one sister; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was predeceased by a grandson. Contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 416 Reading Ave., Reading, PA 19611. Burial was in Friedens Cemetery in Oley. The arrangements were handled by Christ & Catagnus Funeral Home, Oley.

[Source: Boyertown Area Times, May 22, 2003. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Angstadt, Melba L.

Graveside services were held in the Topton Union Cemetery for Melba L. Angstadt, formerly of North Main Street, Topton, who died July 9 in ManorCare Health Services, Allentown. She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest M. Angstadt Sr., who died Feb. 7, 1991. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late John and Florence K. (Hoch) Moyer. She was a 1939 graduate of Kutztown High School and a graduate of the Allentown Business School. Angstadt was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Topton. Surviving is a son, Ernest M. Angstadt Jr., New York City. The Ludwick Funeral Home, Topton, was in charge of arrangements.

[Source: Kutztown Area Patriot, July 17, 2003. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Angstadt, Moses

Moses Angstadt, a former resident of Lyons and a veteran employee of the Reading railroad, died yesterday afternoon at his home, the residence of his son, Kuney Angstadt, near Maxatawny, following an illness of a complication of ailments. He was in his 66th year. He was a son of the late Benjamin and Harriette, nee Lies, Angstadt. Before taking up residence with his son two and a half years ago, Mr. Angstadt resided for many years at Lyons, where he was employed for thirty years as a section hand and crossing watchman for the Reading railroad. His wife, Sarah, nee Haffner, died twenty-two years ago. Mr. Angstadt was a faithful member of the Lutheran congregation of Christ church, Dryville, and was held in high esteem by his many friends. Among those left to mourn his passing are three sons: Kuney and Clarence, Maxatawny, and Morris, Lyons; a step-son, Oscar Landis, Lyons, four sisters, Mrs. Howard Kepsair, Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. Levi Rothermel, Sunbury; Mrs. Clara Bittner, Allentown, and Mrs. George Stahler, Lyons, and three brothers, Jacob and Jared Angstadt, Reading, and Elmon Angstadt, Stowe. Two grandchildren also survive. The funeral will be held from his late home on Tuesday at 2 p.m., daylight saving time, with all services at Christ church, Dryville, Rev. W. H. Kline officiating. Interment will be made in the cemetery adjoining the church.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Saturday, May 9, 1931, page 7. Submitted by Jerri.]

Angstadt, Patricia Ann (nee Bennethum)

Patricia Ann Angstadt, 71, Reading, died June 17 at 4:57 a.m. in Reading Hospital, where she had been a patient since June 12. She was the wife of Paul D. Angstadt. Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Margie (Gehret) Bennethum. Angstadt had been employed for 40 years as a nurse's aide, first by Leader Personal Care Home, then Spruce Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, West Reading. She was a 1951 graduate of Reading High School. Angstadt is also survived by four daughters: Robin L. Swavely, Reading; Paula M. (Angstadt) Harris, Wernersville; Kim A. (Angstadt) Schulze, Exeter Township; and Lori A. (Angstadt) Gilyard, Aloha, Ore. Other survivors include two sisters, Fern (Bennethum) Lease, West Lawn, and Nancy (Bennethum) Sterley, Limerick, Montgomery County. There are also two grandchildren. Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. in Henninger Funeral Home Inc. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Spring Township.

[Source: Reading Eagle, June 18, 2005. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Angstadt, Preston S.

Kutztown, Apr 7 - Preston S Angstadt, 73, died yesterday in his home, Kutztown R D 2, after a long illness. Born in Rockland Twp., he was the son of William and Rebeccas (Stimmel) Angstadt. He was a member of the Evangelical and Reformed Church.

Surviving are his widow Katie A (Rothermel) Angstadt; ten children; Kathryn E, Reading; Lizzie A, wife of Lester Clemmer, and Alva R, wife of Norman Ringler, both of Kutztown; Nevin G and Paul L, both of Kutztown R D 2; Lester W, Mertztown R D 2, Hilda M, wife of Jesse Keiser; Irene L and Laura M., all of Philadelphia and Elda A, wife of Frank Osga, Patterson, NJ; 26 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister. Mrs Lizzie Scholl, Hellertown, and brother Milton S, Reading.

Services Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Fritz & Kendall Funeral Home. this borough, the Rev Paul E Schmoyer officiating. Burial in Hope Cemetery, Kutztown.

[Source: Reading Eagle, April 7, 1954, p. 41. Submitted by Michelle.]

Angstadt, Robert

Blandon, May 5 Robert (Sig) Angstadt, 83, died yesterday in this community. Born in Maidencreek Township, he was a son of the late Levi and Ellen (Seifert) Angstadt. Angstadt had been employed by Windsor Service, Inc., before retiring in 1947. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Edna Stoudt, Temple R.D. 1 and three grand children and three great-grandchildren. Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Milkins Funeral Home, this place, the Rev. Ernest W Bean officiating. Burial will be made in St. John's (Gernant's) Union Church Cemetery, near Leesport.

[Source: Reading Eagle, May 5, 1965, p. 71. Submitted by Michelle.]

Angstadt, Ruth E. (nee Egelof)

Ruth E. Angstadt, 94, formerly of Red Hill, Montgomery County, and Tuckerton, died June 1 in Pennsburg Manor Nursing Home, Pennsburg, Montgomery County, where she had been a resident. She was predeceased by her husband, Calvin Angstadt. Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late William and Bessie (Forneff) Egelof. Angstadt had been employed as an assistant manager in the children's department of Grant's Department Store, Reading, until the store closed in 1976. She was a member of Alsace Lutheran Church, Hyde Park. Angstadt is survived by a daughter, Jane Frankhouser, Pennsburg. There are also two grandsons and seven great-grandchildren. Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. in Mann-Slonaker Funeral Home Inc., East Greenville, Montgomery County. Burial will be in Laureldale Cemetery, Tuckerton.

[Source: Reading Eagle, June 2, 2005. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Angstadt, Sarah (nee Barr)

Mrs. Sarah Angstadt, (nee Barr), widow of Benneville K. Angstadt, who became ill on her 84th birthday anniversary on Saturday, passed away at her home at Reading. Death was due to the infirmities of age. Mrs. Angstadt was never ill before. Her husband, who in his day was one of the leading tailors in Reading, died four years ago at the age of 84 years and 7 days, and Mrs. Angstadt always said that she would die after passing her 84th birthday. Deceased was a native of Kutztown and lived in Reading for 36 years. She was an esteemed member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church. There survive her these children: Mrs. Mary E. Homan, Mrs. Sarah Ann Rhoda, W. B. Angstadt, and McClandon Angstadt, all of Reading, and Simpson A. Angstadt, of Kennett Square, Chester county; also two brothers, Franklin Barr, of Lyons, and George Barr, of Trenton, N.J.; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Saturday, January 9, 1909, page 12. Submitted by Jerri.]

Angstadt, Sarah

Angstadt--In this city, on the 31st ult., Sarah, widow of Jonas Angstadt, aged 76 years, 2 months and 25 days. The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral without further notice from the residence of her son, Edwin Angstadt, 1424 Muhlenberg Street, on Monday afternoon at one o'clock. Services at the house. Interment private at Spies' Church Cemetery. Please omit flowers.

[Source: Reading Eagle, Saturday, April 2, 1910. Submitted by Nancy.]

Angstadt, William L.

William L. Angstadt, 53, of Bowers, died yesterday at his home. He was the husband of Mary L. (Schwoyer) Angstadt. He was employed by the Caloric Corp., Topton. Born in Fleetwood, he was a son of William S. Angstadt of Fleetwood and the late Lena (Gumber) Angstadt. He was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, Lyons Station. Surviving besides his widow and father are a son, Frederick W., of Topton; two daughters, Sandra, wife of John Sonday, of Bowers; and Sharon, wife of Gerald Bogert, of Mertztown R. 1; and seven grandchildren. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Earl A. Trexler Funeral Home, 25 E. Weiss St., Topton. Calling hours will be from noon to time of service Saturday.

Funeral Notice (p. 9): Age at death = 53 years, 9 months, 20 days. Buried, Bowers Union Cemetery

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Thursday, April 30, 1970, page 41. Submitted by Jerri.]

Annucci, Joseph

Anspach, Mrs. Adam

Anspach, Annie E.

Annie E. Anspach, 91, formerly of Wyomissing, died Monday morning at 5:55 in Berks Heim, where she had resided since Feb. 17, 1981. She was the widow of Robert S. Anspach, who died March 25, 1954. Born in Heidelberg Township, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Sarah (Brossman) Klopp. She was a member of St. John's (Hain's) United Church of Christ, Wernersville. Surviving are five daughters: Sarah K., wife of Edward M. Messner, West Lawn, and Kathryn E., widow of Brooke Y. Fidler, Wyomissing. And Margaret A., wife of Earl H. Strouse, and pearl M., wife of George J. Marks, both of Sinking Spring and Mary E., wife of Paul M. Haag, Hamburg. Four sons: Harry A. of Shartlesville, John J. of Fleetwood, Richard I. of Sinking Spring and Robert C. of Myerstown. Also 16 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, a great-great-granddaughter and a sister, Katie, widow of Charles Dunkelberg, Kenhorst. The Lamm & Witman Funeral Home, Wernersville, is in charge of arrangements.

[Source: Reading Eagle, Tuesday, November 8, 1983. Submitted by: Betsy.]

Anspach, Charles J.

Charles John Anspach, 60, formerly of Myerstown, died of natural causes Aug. 22 in his Bradenton, Fla., residence where he had lived since 1988. Born in Newmanstown, Lebanon County, he was a son of Charles C. and Lillian (Boekenhauer) Anspach. Anspach owned and operated De Olde Haus, Womelsdorf, until 1970. He was also owner and operator of the Peppermill Restaurant, Lebanon and Kelly's Cafe, Newmanstown, until 1988. He was an Army veteran. Surviving are two daughters, Kelly J. (Anspach) Werner, Wernersville, and Christie (Anspach) Buckley, Bradenton; and two sons, Charles D., Myerstown, and Gregory A., Severna Park, Md. Other survivors include three sisters: Lois (Anspach) Schaab, Womelsdorf; Mary (Anspach) O'Brien, Wernersville; and Ruth (Anspach) Sherman, Ephrata. There are also eight grandchildren. Memorial services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Tulpehocken United Church of Chirst, Richland R.D.1, Lebanon County. The Bradenton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

[Source: Reading Eagle, date unknown. Submitted by: Betsy.]

Anspach, Harry A.

Shartlesville civic leader dies at age 74: Harry A. Anspach, 74, of North Fourth Street, Shartlesville, a former civic leader in the Hamburg area, died Friday at 11:30 p.m. in Reading Hospital, where he had been a patient for three weeks. He was the husband of Arlene H. (Graff) Anspach. Anspach served two terms on the board of the Hamburg School District, and two terms as auditor for Upper Bern Township. He was a former president of the Shartlesville Fire Company and the Shartlesville Lions Club. He was a deputy district governor of the Lions. In addition, he had been secretary-treasurer of the Berks Youth League and a director of the Berks County Association for the Blind. Born in Robesonia, he was a son of the late Robert S. and Annie E. (Klopp) Anspach. He had been employed as a machinist for 27 years at the former Textile Machine Works, Wyomissing, retiring in 1977. Anspach was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the United Church of Christ congregation of Friedens Union Church. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Linda A., wife of Roger Hamm, Shartlesville; a son, Dennis H., Lancaster; and four grandchildren. Four sisters: Kathryn, widow of Brooke Fidler, Wyomissing; Mary, wife of Paul Haag, Berks Heim; Sarah, wife of Edward Messner, West Lawn; and Margaret, wife of Earl Strause, and Pearl, widow of George Marks, both of Sinking Spring. Also, three brothers: John J., Fleetwood; Richard S., Sinking Spring and Robert, Myerstown. Burkey & Driscoll Funeral Home, Hamburg, is in charge of arrangements.

[Source: Reading Eagle, February 4, 1990. Submitted by: Betsy.]

Anspach, John J.

John J. Anspach, 87, died June 20 at 7:16 p.m. in his residence in Wyomissing. He was the husband of Catherine E. (Williams) Anspach. Born in Robesonia, he was a son of the late Robert and Annie (Klopp) Anspach. Anspach was employed for 24 years as a pest control technician by J.C. Ehrlich Co. Inc., Spring Township, retiring in 1979. An Army veteran of World War II, he received the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star. He later served in the Army Reserves until his retirement. Anspach was a member of Advent Lutheran Church, West Lawn. He served as commander of the Oley American Legion Post 878 from 1963 to 1964. Anspach is also survived by a son, Russell J. Anspach, Sugarland, Texas; and a foster son, Michael P. Weyandt, Reading. Other survivors include three sisters: Kathryn (Anspach) Fidler, Wyomissing; and Sara (Anspach) Messner and Margaret (Anspach) Strause, both of Sinking Spring. There are also four grandchildren. He was predeceased by a foster daughter, Rose M. (Weyandt) Brown. Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the Bean Funeral Homes Inc., Sinking Spring. Burial will be in Berks County Memorial Gardens, Maidencreek Township.

[Source: Reading Eagle, June 22, 2005. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Anspach, Robert

Robert Anspach, ex-policeman and councilman: Robert C. Anspach, former Myerstown Borough councilman and police officer, died Tuesday afternoon in his residence at 105 Green Acres Trailer Park, Lebanon. Anspach, 67, formerly of Myerstown, was the husband of Jacqueline K. (Fuhrman) Anspach. His first wife, Jane I. (Miller) Anspach, died March 16, 1992. Born in North Heidelberg Township, he was a son of the late Robert S. and Annie E. (Klopp) Anspach. Anspach was employed from 1955 to 1984 by Quaker Alloy, Myerstown. He also was employed for more than 30 years by the Myerstown police department, where he worked both full and part time, before retiring in 1992. He was a borough councilman for two years. He was a member of Zion United Methodist Church, Myerstown. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Anspach is also survived by a daughter, Donna L. Porter, Lebanon, and a son, Robert S., Fredericksburg, Lebanon County. Also surviving are a stepson, John Bricker Jr., Ephrata: and four stepdaughters: Dori, wife of Grant Kllorn, Prince Edward Island, Canada; Debra Haldeman, Jonestown; and Kim Bricker and Diane, wife of William Via, both of Lebanon. Other survivors include a brother, John Anspach, Laureldale; and four sisters: Kathryn Fidler, Wyomissing; Sarah, wife of Edward Messner, West Lawn; and Margaret, wife of Earl Strauss and Pearl Marks, both of Sinking Spring. There are also eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and 10 step grandchildren. Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Zion United Methodist Church, Myerstown. Burial will be in Zion United Methodist Cemetery, Myerstown. The Grose Funeral Home, Myerstown, is in charge of arrangements.

[Source: Reading Eagle, September 4, 1996. Submitted by: Betsy.]

Anspach, Roy F.

Roy F. Anspach, 84, died Aug. 28 at 8:15 a.m. in his Mohrsville residence. He was the husband of Mary E. (Werley) Anspach. Born in Upper Bern Township, he was a son of the late Charles H. and Sallie R. (Lengel) Anspach. Anspach had been employed for 25 years as a steel worker by Hofmann Industries Inc., Sinking Spring, retiring in 1983. He was a member of Salem (Belleman's) Church, Centre Township. Anspach was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. There are no additional immediate survivors. Services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in Leibensperger Funeral Homes Inc., Centerport. Burial will be in Fairview (Belleman's) Cemetery, Centre Township.

[Source: Reading Eagle, August 29, 2005. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Anspach, Roy R.

Sinking Spring, April 5 - Roy R. Anspach, 24, lost his life on December 18, when a U.S. warship was sunk during a severe tropical typhoon in the Pacific, according to word received by his parents, Robert S. & Annie E. (Klopp) Anspach, 648 Penn Ave., this borough. Anspach was a fireman second class. Surviving are his widow, the former Amy Shollenberger, and daughter, Patricia Ann, both residing at Rehrersburg; his parents, this borough; his grandmother, Mrs. Sarah Klopp, Robesonia; these sisters and brothers: Catharine, wife of Brooke Fidler, Womelsdorf; Mary, wife of Paul Haag, Hamburg; Liut. harry A. Anspach, in Germany; Sarah, wife of Sergt. Edward Messner, Sinking Spring; Staff Sergt. John J. Anspach, U.S. Army; Margaret and pearl Anspach, this borough; Richard, of Wernersville, and Robert, of this borough. he was a member of Hain's Reformed Church, the Mt. Pleasant Fire Company, and was a graduate of Penn Township High School. A memorial service will be held in Hain's Reformed Church on Sunday afternnon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. Ralph E. Starr and the Rev. Frank W. Ruth will officiate.

[Source: Reading Eagle, c. April 5, 1945. Submitted by: Betsy.]

Anthony, Edward L.

Oldest Resident of Boyertown Dies at 93
Edward L. Anthony, aged 93 years, the oldest resident of Boyertown, died Friday evening at the home of his daughters, Malara and Mantana, East Philadelphia Avenue. Deceased was in failing health for the past year and died of complications due to advanced age. Mr. Anthony was a veteran of the Civil War. He was the owner and operator of Anthony's Mill, near Barto, for more than half a century. The funeral was held Wednesday. Rev. G.G. Greenawald preached the sermon. Interment was made in Fairview Cemetery.

[Source: Berks County Democrat, Boyertown, PA, July 10, 1924. Submitted by: Betty.]

Anthony, Gilbert C.

Among the local survivors of Gilbert C. Anthony, 80, who died May 7 in his Barnesville, Md. residence, is a brother, Donald Anthony, Strausstown.

[Source: Hamburg Area Item, May 14, 2003. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Anthony, Hannah

Anthony, Henrietta

Anthony -- On the 23d instant, at Gordon, Schuylkill county, Mrs. Henrietta Anthony, in the 72d year of her age.

[Source: Berks and Schuylkill Journal, October 31, 1874. Submitted by: Nancy.]

Anthony, Rose I.

Mrs. Rose I. Anthony, 78, Reading Mobile Homes, Tuckerton, died today at 7 a.m. in the Reading Hospital, where she had been a patient since March 26. Born in Reading, the daughter of the late William and Rose (Yerger) Yerger, she was a member of the Alsace Lutheran Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward F. Anthony, on June 23, 1961. She is survived by two nephews, Warren E. Yerger of Reading, R.D. 2, and George D. Swails of Redwood City, Calif. Services will be held at the Bean Funeral Home, Monday at 10:30 a.m., the Rev. Charles E. Fair officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hills Memorial Park.

[Source: Reading Eagle, Thursday, August 18, 1968, p. 38. Submitted by Judy.]

Antinozzi, Arlean R.

Services for Arlean R. Antinozzi, 72, of Phoebe Berks Village, Wernersville, formerly of Minersville, who died Tuesday at Reading Hospital, will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday from Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home Inc., West Reading. Mass of Chgristian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. in Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, West Reading. Interment will be in St. Francis Cemetery, Minersville. Her former husband, Frank J. Sr., survives. A son, Frank J. Jr., died in 1990.

[Source: Pottsville Republican, January 10, 1997. Submitted by: Nancy.]

Antrim, Amos Y.

Antrim - On the 19th of June, in San Francisco, Cal., Amos Y. Antrim, son of William and Hannah Antrim, formerly of Earl township, Berks county.

[Source: Berks and Schuylkill Journal, July 7, 1877. Submitted by Kathy.]

Antrim, Mary Elizabeth and Bertolet

Antrim - At Mahanoy Plane, Schuylkill co., Pa., October 20th, of diptheria, Mary Elizabeth, aged 5 years, 10 months and 9 days; also, at the same time, within an hour, Bertolet, aged 4 years, 3 mos. and 17 days; both children of William Y. and Mary A. Antrim.

[Source: Berks and Schuylkill Journal, November 18, 1871. Submitted by: Kathy.]

Appel, Harry

Harry Appel, 65, 1338 Wayne St., who was hospitalized several times during the last year and a half, died at 10:45 yesterday morning in the Allentown hospital. He had been admitted on Nov. 19. He was the husband of the former Agnes S. Burger and lived in Allentown since he was 18 years old. Although he belonged to the Lutheran church at Mertztown, he attended St. Paul's Lutheran in this city with his wife until his illness. He was employed at the Allentown Paper Box factory for five years and prior to that had been engaged by a cigar box concern here. Born at Maxatawny, he was a son of the late John and Mary, nee Heffner, Appel. He held membership in the Franklin Fire Co. and The Firemen's Relief Assn. Surviving besides his wife is a daughter, Mrs. James H. Glass, of this city; four grandchildren; two brothers, John S. and William Appel of Allentown, and one sister, Mrs. Mame Butz, Allentown.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Thursday, December 12, 1946, page 20. Submitted by Jerri.]

Appel, Jonathan S.

Jonathan S. Appel, a native of Greenwich township, Berks county, but for a number of years a resident of this city, where he lived retired at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Appel, 1428 Liberty street, died Wednesday night at 11.40 o'clock from the effects of strokes of apoplexy, aged 76 years. Mr. Appel was a son of the late Daniel and Hattie, nee Lennert, Appel. For a number of years he operated farms in and around his native place, then came to this city to live. Six years ago he and his wife took up their residence at the home of their son. He is survived by his widow, Mary, nee Heffner, and the following children, Harry, William, John and Mrs. Mamie Wenner, this city, and Mrs. Jacob Shankweiler, Kutztown. Twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive. Mr. Appel held a membership in St. Paul's Reformed church, Mertztown, and in the Knights of Pythias lodge of Lyons.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Thursday, April 8, 1926, page 7. Submitted by Jerri.]

Appel, Lydia (nee Leiby)

Mrs. Lydia Appel, nee Leiby, wife of Solomon H. Appel, died Thursday evening at 8 o'clock at the residence of her son, Rev. R. S. Appel, in Hamburg, aged 82 years, 2 months and 17 days. She was overcome with a stroke of apoplexy about three years ago, and had been a sufferer from the effects ever since. Other strokes following the first, and as a consequence, she was held bedfast almost constantly until death came to her relief. Her husband and the following children survive: Rev. R. S. Appel, Hamburg; W. W. Appel, Lancaster; Miss Mary Appel, Reading, and Mrs. Diana Boyer, Windsor. Deceased was born in Weisenburg tsp., this county, and was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Leiby.

[Source: Allentown Democrat, Wednesday, July 20, 1898, page 2. Submitted by Jerri.]

Appel, Mary (nee Heffner)

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

Death notice (p. 14): Mary Ann, nee Heffner; Age at death = 77 years, 9 months, 10 days

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Monday, February 6, 1928, page 7. Submitted by Jerri.]

Appert III, Arthur A.

Memorial services for Arthur A. Appert III, 49, of Quakertown, who died April 10, 2003, will be held on Sat. May 24, at 11 a.m. in the C.R. Strunk Funeral Home Inc., 821 W. Broad St., Quakertown. Call Saturday, 10 to 11 a.m. in the funeral home.

[Source: Quakertown Free Press, May 22, 2003. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Arbogast, Charlotte J.

Among the local survivors of Charlotte J. (Clark) Arbogast, 84, of Rockland Township, who died April 29 of injured suffered in a two-car crash in Ontelaunee Township, is a daughter, Mariann E. (Arbogast) Kauffman, Leesport.

[Source: Kutztown Area Patriot, March 20, 2003. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Arbogast, Charlotte J.

Memorial services will be held May 12, 10:30 a.m., in Alsace Lutheran Church, Hyde Park, for Charlotte J. Arbogast, of Woodland Drive, Rockland Township, who was killed April 29 in a car accident in Ontelaunee Township. She died of head injuries in the crash, and a certificate of accidental was issued. Burial was private. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur A. Arbogast, who died Sept. 14, 1987. Born in Sunbury, Northumberland County, she was a daughter of the late Charles F. and Mary C. (Welsh) Clark. Until retiring in 1980, she was employed as an executive secretary by Polymer Corp., Northmont, for 20 years. She was a 1936 graduate of Sunbury High School. Arbogast was a member of Alsace Lutheran Church. Surviving are a son, Arthur A. Arbogast, Douglassville; a daughter, Mariann E. (Arbogast) Kauffman, Leesport; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Other survivors include a brother, Leonard Clark, Manheim, Lancaster County, and a sister, J. Harriet (Clark) Chappell, Charleston, S.C. She was predeceased by a son, Charles Arbogast, who died in 1997.

[Source: Kutztown Area Patriot, May 8, 2003. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Armour, Pauline C.

Services were held in the Leibensperger Funeral Home, Centre Township, for Pauline C. Armour, 91, formerly of Centre Township, who died March 22 in ManorCare Health Services, Muhlenberg Township, where she had resided two years. Burial was in Fairview (Belleman's) Cemetery, Centre Township. She was predeceased by her husband, David R. Armour, who died May 21, 1994. Born in Richlandtown, Bucks County, she was a daughter of the late Arthur C. and Viola L. (Search) Bader. Until retiring, she was employed as a sewing machine operator by the Robert F. Miller Underwear Co., Shoemakersville, for many years. Surviving is a forster son, Robert J. Wink Jr., Maxatawny Township, and a sister, Lorraine V. (Bader) Fellman, Quakertown, Bucks County.

[Source: Hamburg Area Item, March 26, 2003. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Armpriester, Emerson B.

Pottstown, Jan 29 -- Emerson B Armpriester, 73, Succumbed to a heart attach while shoveling snow yesterday at his home, 804 Queen St. He and his wife celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on Christmas.

He was a retired Reading Company employee, working for the company 48 years, and for many years was a conductor on the Colebrookdale Branch, operating between this borough and Barto. He was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Transfiguration. Brotherhood of Railroad Trainman, P. & P. Relief Association, Good Will Fire Company, P.O.S. of A., and Knights of Malta.

Surviving are his widow A Minerva (Strunk); a daughter, Mary, wife of Abraham Anderson, this borough; three grandchildren and seven grandchildren; two sisters and a step-sister, Mrs. Lindley Mauger, of town. Funeral Monday at 2P.M. from Houck funeral Home. Buriel in Mt Zion Cemetery.

[Source: Reading Eagle, January 29, 1943. Submitted by: Submitted by Michelle.]

Armpriester, James Augustus

Armpriester -- In Birdsboro, September 8th, James Augustus, infant son of William and Mary Ellen Armpriester, aged 5 months and 10 days.

[Source: Berks and Schuylkill Journal, September 25, 1875. Submitted by: Nancy.]

Arndt, Beulah E. (nee Schwoyer)

Mrs. Beulah E. (Schwoyer) Arndt died late yesterday afternoon in her home on E. Penn Avenue, Lyons. She was 66. She was the wife of Harvey Arndt. Born in Rockland Township, Berks County, she was a daughter of the late William A. and Annie L. (Dry) Schwoyer.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Saturday, February 1, 1969, page 12. Submitted by Jerri.]

Arndt, Curtis Victor

Curtis Victor Arndt died at Kutztown Sunday after a lingering illness of lung and heart affections, aged 25 years. Two children preceded him in death. Besides his widow, Florence (nee Shadler), he is survived by his mother and the following sisters and brothers: Florence J., wife of Scott Creitz; Laura V., Esther A., Sylvester J., Milton H., William O., James A., George W. and Walter E., all of Kutztown. For the last year and a half, Mr. Arndt was employed in the D. D. Dery silk mill, and nine years previous he worked in the Kutztown Steam Laundry. Funeral Thursday.

[Source: The Allentown Morning Call, Allentown, PA, Wednesday April 24, 1918, page 9. Submitted by Jerri.]

Arndt, Daniel

Daniel Arndt, aged 84 years, five months and 23 days, died at his home in Greenwich township, near Dunkels Church, from complications. He is survived by his widow, Lovina (Strausser) and the following children: Massian, wife of Henry Adam, Kutztown R.D.; Lenora, wife of Jefferson Folk, Emaus; Nelson A., Albert I., and Cora V., wife of John Mandold, Vera Cruz; Rosia, wife of Nelson Bower, Lenhartsville; Arthur S., of Dunkels Church; Minnie M., wife of Ambrose Briner, Kutztown, and R. Edward D., at home, and 45 grandchildren. Funeral on Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the house. Services in Dunkels church. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. A. L. Brumbach will officiate.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Wednesday, February 3, 1926, page 7. Submitted by Jerri.]

Arndt, E. Hattie (nee Christman)

Mrs. E. Hattie Arndt, Sanders alley, Kutztown, died yesterday at her home at the age of 72 years. She was born in Richmond Township, a daughter of Frank and Ellamanda (Boger) Christman. She was a member of St. John's Evangelical and Reformed Church, Kutztown, the ladies aid of the church and the Kutztown Fire Co. Auxiliary. She is survived by a daughter, Helen M., wife of Harry Sawyer, Lenhartsville; and six sons, Lawrence C., Allentown; John C., Chicago; Fred E., Kutztown; Nevin R., Kutztown; Warren C., Baltimore; and Melvin M., U.S. Navy at Essington, Pa. Also surviving are 20 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Five brothers also survive: John, Reedsport, Ore.; Peter, Breinigsville R. 1; Charles, Philadelphia; Fred, Kutztown, and Henry, Wescosville.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Saturday, December 19, 1953, page 19. Submitted by Jerri.]

Arndt, Henry F.

Henry F. Arndt, aged 31 years, died in Bern township on Monday. He was a son of Irvin and Hettie (Christman) Arndt, and besides the parents is survived by a sister, Helen, wife of Harry Sawyer, Kutztown; five brothers, Lawrence E., Allentown; John, Illinois; Nevin, Kempton R.D. 1; Fred E., Warren and Melvin, Kutztown. Funeral private from the home of his mother, Mrs. Hettie Arndt, Center street, Kutztown, Thursday, at 1:30 p.m.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Tuesday, January 24, 1933, page 19. Submitted by Jerri.]

Arndt, Ida M. (nee Christman)

Mrs. Ida M. Arndt, 61, wife of Raymond B. Arndt of Fleetwood R. 2, died yesterday in Community General Hospital, Reading. She was a native of Longswamp Township, Berks County, a daughter of the late William A. and Ellen M. (Wiltrout) Christman. She was a member of Friedens United Church of Christ, Lenhartsville. Surviving with her husband are three sons, Kenneth W., of Reading R. 2; Raymond J., at home, and John D., of Alburtis; a daughter, Florence E., wife of Clarence Bailey of Shartlesville Star Route; four sisters, Mrs. Maggie Rahn of Blandon; Grace, wife of Edward Kistler of Kutztown, and Mrs. Edna Bieber and Mamie, wife of Allen Kistler, both of Fleetwood; five brothers, Paul of Hamburg; Ralph of Breinigsville; Luther of Fleetwood and Lester and William of Kutztown R. 2, and nine grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Fritz and Kendall Funeral Home, Kutztown. Viewing will be 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Monday, October 5, 1964, page 21. Submitted by Jerri.]

Arndt, Irvin E.

Irvin E. Arndt, 72, died Monday night at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Nevin R. Arndt, 204 S. Laurel St., Kutztown. A native of Greenwich Township, he was a son of the late Henry H. and Catherine (Betz) Arndt. His wife, Mrs. E. Hattie (Christman) Arndt, died Dec. 18, 1953. He was of the Evangelical and Reformed faith and a member of the Home Assn., Hoch-Balthaser Post, American Legion, Kutztown; Kutztown Fire Co. and Kutztown Rod and Gun Club. Surviving are six sons and a daughter: Lawrence C., Allentown; John C., Chicago, Ill.; Helen M., wife of Harry Sawyer, Lenhartsville; Fred E., Kutztown; Nevin R., Kutztown, with whom he resided; Warren C., Baltimore, Md., and Melvin M., Philadelphia Naval Air Station.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Wednesday, February 3, 1954, page 23. Submitted by Jerri.]

Arndt, Nevin R. Jr.

Nevin R. Arndt, Jr., 43, of 121 E. High St., Topton, died Saturday in the Allentown and Sacred Heart Hospital Center. He was the husband of Barbara A. (Reifinger) Arndt. He worked for the Caloric Corp., Topton, for many years, and he was the financial secretary of AFL-CIO Local 114, International Molder's Union. Born in Allentown, he was a son of Nevin R. Arndt Sr., of Sabinsville, Tioga County, and the late Dorothy (Hemerly) Arndt. Arndt was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Topton. Surviving with his widow and father are a son, Stephen T., and a daughter, Cynthia L., both at home; a brother, Robert P. of Topton, and a sister, Arlene M., wife of Roy a. Haag Jr., of Bowers. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the Trexler and Hook Funeral Home, 25. E. Weiss St., Topton. A calling hour will be 7-8 p.m. Thursday.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Tuesday, May 27, 1980, page D-7. Submitted by Jerri.]

Arndt, Nevin R.P.

Nevin R. P. Arndt, 91, formerly of Kutztown, died May 29 in Berks Heim, where he had been a resident. His wife, Dorothy (Hemmerly) Arndt, died in 1971. Born in Kutztown, he was a son of the late Irvin and Hattie (Christman) Arndt. Arndt had been employed for 16 years in maintenance by Kutztown State College, retiring in 1978. He is survived by a daughter, Arlene M. (Arndt) Haag, Bowers, and a son, Robert P., Topton. There are also five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Nevin R., in 1980. Private graveside services will be in Hope Cemetery, Kutztown. Edward J. Hildenbrand Funeral Home Inc., Kutztown, is in charge of arrangements.

[Source: Reading Eagle, May 30, 2005. Submitted by: Nancy.]

Arndt, Rebecca (nee Shappell)

Rebecca (Shappell), wife of Joseph L. Arndt, died at her home in Hamburg on Tuesday, aged 67 years and 29 days. She was a daughter of the late Charles and Messita (Rothermel) Shappell, and was a member of the First Reformed church. There survive her husband and these children: William, Reading; Robert, Allentown; Ralph, at home; and Flossie, wife of Vitalis Paulie, Hamburg; one grandson; and one brother, Charles F. Shappell, of Reading. Funeral on Friday at 2 p.m. from the home. All services at the house, Rev. Dallas R. Krebs officiating.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Wednesday, February 18, 1931, page 12. Submitted by Jerri.]

Arndt, Shirley E.

Shirley E. Arndt, 74, Kutztown, died March 31 at 1:05 p.m. in Kutztown Manor Inc., where she had resided since Feb. 24. Her husband, Norman L. Arndt, died Nov. 18, 1983. Born in Lenhartsville, she was a daughter of the late Homer and Annie (Ernst) Hunsicker. Surviving are three brothers: Forrest A. and Robert L. Hunsicker, both of Kempton; and Marlin R. Hunsicker, Hamburg. Services will be private. Burial will be private in Frieden's Church Cemetery, Greenwich Township. Ludwick Funeral Homes Inc., Kutztown, is in charge of arrangements.

[Source: Reading Eagle, Friday, April 1, 2005. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Arndt, Walter B.

Walter B. Arndt, 84, a retired foreman of the Donaldson Iron Co., of Emmaus, died yesterday in his Vera Cruz residence. Born in Longswamp, he was the son of the late Osbon and Marriah (Werely) Arndt. Until his retirement in 1946, he was employed 45 years by the Donaldson Iron Co. He was formerly a member of the Pennsylvania National Guard. He was the husband of Annie (Rohrbach) Arndt. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in May, 1964. Besides his widow he is survived by three daughters, Octavia, wife of Homer Polster, Meda, wife of Valentine Geist and Violet, wife of Kermit Cope, all of Emmaus; eight sons, Luther, Clarence, Earl and Walter Jr., all of Vera Cruz, Charles, at home, Ralph of Walnutport R. 1, Albert of Emmaus and Douglas of Center Valley; three sisters, Mrs. Carrie George, Mrs. Meda Miller and Mrs. Annie Kratzer, all of Emmaus; one brother, Edwin of Emmaus R. 1; 33 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Reinsmith Funeral Home, 225 Elm St., Emmaus. Viewing will be 7-8:30 p.m. tomorrow.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Wednesday, March 31, 1965, page 38. Submitted by Jerri.]

Arndt, William D. Sr.

William D. Arndt Sr., 76, of ManorCare Health Services, Lebanon, formerly of Friedensburg, died Friday at Veterans Affairs Hospital, Lebanon. Born in Greenwich Township, Berks County, he was a son of the late Arthur and Martha Barnhart Arndt. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a farmer and was last employed as a welder by Hahn Motors, Hamburg. He was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Friedensburg, Oriel Nest 22 and Keystone Fire Company, both of Boyertown, Union Fire Company, Hamburg, and Virginville Fire Company. Surviving are his wife, the former Pauline Kratzer; three sons, William Jr., Friedensburg, Ronnie, Hamburg, and Guy, Lebanon; three daughters, Laverne Lafferty, Clearwater, Fla., Robin Ferguson, Friedensburg, and Lori Krug, Reading; a brother, Myron, North Carolina; three sisters, Harriet Miller, Lenhartsville, Beatrice Achenbach, Shoemakersville, and Ivy Hertzog, Kutztown; 15 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday from Geschwindt-Stabingas Funeral Home Inc., 25 E. Main St., Schuylkill Haven. Chaplain Donald Lindman will officiate. Interment will be in Cressona Cemetery.

[Source: Pottsville Republican, June 20, 1998. Submitted by: Nancy.]

Arndt, William W.

William W. Arndt died at the Reading hospital on Sunday morning from injuries sustained in having his left leg crushed by a freight train on the Lebanon Valley road, near Hummelstown on Saturday afternoon. He was brought to this city and his limb amputated. He was very weak and died from the loss of blood. Mr. Arndt was 25 years of age and was a boilermaker by trade. He was formerly employed at the steel works at Steelton. When he quit work he was refused his pay because he had failed to give notice and was on his way to Steelton to draw his wages--the necessary time having expired--when he was hurt at Hummelstown. Deceased leaves a widow and one child, at Statedale, Lehigh county. He was a son of Charles Arndt, 349 Cedar. He was a member of the Boilermakers' union and was very well known. He was employed in Maryland and Pottstown at different times. Coroner Hoffman was notified and will hold an inquest at the outer P. & R. depot on Tuesday at 9 a.m.

[Source: Reading Eagle, Monday, October 26, 1891. Submitted by Nancy.]

Arner, Mary A. (nee Dankel)

Mrs. Mary A. (Dankel) Arner, 91, died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Anna Bader, 139 N. 10th St., after being bedfast for one week. Born in Longswamp Township, the daughter of the late Soloman and Elizabeth (Klotz) Dankel, she was a member of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church. Besides her daughter, Mrs. Bader, with whom she resided, she is survived by a son, Charles, Walnutport; three grandchildren, Vincent Spangenberg, U.S. Army in Korea; Robert Spangenberg, Allentown, and Mrs. Joseph Guittari, Pawtucket, R.I., and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband 27 years ago, her parents, and nine children.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Friday, November 21, 1952, page 48. Submitted by Jerri.]

Arnick, Emily I. (nee Eckroth)

Mrs. Emily I. (Eckroth) Arnick, 54, widow of Stephen Arnick, 104 N. 3rd St., died in the Reading Hospital. She was a daughter of the late George and Margaret (Schrock) Eckroth and had been employed as a candy coater by a local candy manufacturing firm. Surviving are a brother, George Eckroth, Birdsboro, and a sister, Mrs. Maude Rees, Baltimore. T. C. Auman, Inc. funeral directors, are in charge of arrangements.

[Source: Reading Eagle, c. January 17, 1955. Submitted by: Stan.]

Arnold, Amos

In this city, on the 3d inst. Amos Arnold, aged about 35 years. Deceased was formerly Sergeant of Co. A, 14th Regt. P.V.

[Source: Berks and Schuylkill Journal [aka Reading Journal], Saturday, February 6, 1864. Submitted by: Nancy.]

Arnold, Andrew

Arnold, Emma E. (nee Seiders)

Emma E (Seiders), wife of Paris Arnold, 413 South Fourteenth street, died yesterday in St Joseph's Hospital, aged 58 years. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Surviving, besides her husband, are two daughters, Lillie, wife of Charles Stoner, and Evelyn, wife of Howard Schmehl, and a son Leroy, all of this city; three sisters, Ida, wife of Harry Hafer, this city; Annie, wife of Samuel Spangler, Philadelphia; and Clara Seiders, Chicago; two brothers, William R Coatesville, and Harry Seiders, this city, and 11 grandchildren. She was a daughter of the late William R and Mary Ann (Good) Seiders. Funeral services Saturday at 2 pm, at the Lutz Funeral Home, the Rev. Marvin H Stetler officiating. Interment in Spies' Church cemetery.

[Source: Reading Eagle, Reading, PA, Wednesday, August 11, 1937, page 18. Submitted by Diana.]

Arnold, James

James Arnold died of typhoid pneumonia, aged 66 years, 9 months and 5 days, at his residence, 514 1/2 South 6th, after an illness of a week. Deceased was a life-long resident of this city, and for 35 years was employed by Merritt Brothers as a teamster. He is survived by his widow, Saran (nee Boyer), and these children: Lizzie, wife of Walter Whitehead, Minnie, wife of George Seisler; Esther, wife of Harry Graeff; Priscilla and Howard, all of this city, besides 14 grandchildren. He was the last of his family

[Source: Reading Eagle, Reading, PA, Tuesday December, 20, 1904, page 3. Submitted by Diana.]

Funeral of James Arnold took place at his residence, 514 1/2 S 6th at 2pm. Rev Dr M C Horine conducted services. The remains lay in a black cloth covered cedar casket with oxidized extension bar handlers, oxidized trimmings and plate bearing the name and age of deceased and date of death, and were attired in a black suit with patent leather slippers. The bearers were Henry Gring, George Foos, Aaron Dautrich, and George Bowers. The tributes included an anchor on pedestal of petural flowers, from Mr. and Mrs. Whitehead, broken heart from Mr. and Mrs. Harry Graeff; lyre on a pedestal of natural flowers, son Howard, star on pedestal, Mr and Mrs. George Seisler; horseshoe on pedestal, widow, pillow on pedestal, son Harry and wife. Interment in Charles Evans cemetery, funeral director, Theodore C Auman.

[Source: Reading Eagle, Reading, PA, Thursday, December 22, 1904, page 5. Submitted by Diana.]

Arnold, John

Arnold -- In Womelsdorf, January 11th, John Arnold, son of John and Sarah Arnold and husband of Angeline Stouch, aged 50 years.

[Source: Berks and Schuylkill Journal, January 24, 1874. Submitted by: Nancy.]

Arnold, Paris

Paris Arnold died suddenly last night at his home, 1539 Mead street, aged 61 years. Dr. Paul D. Good, coroner, will issue a certificate. Arnold formerly resided at 415 South Fourteenth street, moving to the Mead street address a week ago. He was a member of St Paul's Lutheran Church. His wife, Emma (Seiders) died a year ago. Surviving are three children, Lillie, wife of Charles N Stoner; Evelyn, wife of Howard Schmehl, and Leroy Arnold, all of this city; 11 grandchildren; a sister Esther, wife of Harry Graeff, and a brother Howard Arnold, both of this city. Funeral services Monday at 1:30 pm in the Lutz Funeral Home, the Rev. M H Stertler officiating. Interment in Spies cemetery.

[Source: Reading Eagle, Reading, PA, Thursday, July 7, 1938, page 22. Submitted by Diana.]

Arnold, Sarah A. (nee ?)

After an illness of a year, of which time she was bedfast only two days, Mrs Sarah A Arnold, widow of Jas, Arnold, died at the residence of her son-in-law, George Seisler, 1245 Buttonwood street, on Sunday evening. Death was due to a complication of diseases. Her age was 63 years. There remain three daughters, Lizzie Whitehead, wife of Walter Whitehead; Minnie, wife of George Seisler, and Esther, wife of Harry Graeff, all of this city; two sons, Paris Arnold and Howard Arnold, this city; one sister, Emma, wife of Isaac Emore, Reading, and 21 grandchildren. Deceased was a member of the Lutheran denomination.

[Source: Reading Eagle, Reading, PA, Monday, February 15, 1909, page 1. Submitted by Diana.]

The funeral of Mrs. Sarah A. Arnold, widow of James Arnold, was held from her home, 1245 Buttonwood street at 3 pm., today. The remains were attired in black, in a black cloth covered casket, with extension bar handles, silver trimmings and plate inscribed with name and age. Services were conducted at the house by Rev. M L Zweizig, pastor of St James Lutheran church. Interment was made in Charles Evans cemetery. Among the floral tributes were: wreath, daughter Lizzie, pillow, Paris, broken heart, son Howard; vacant chair, George Seisler and family; sickle, Esther. Undertaker Auman had charge.

[Source: Reading Eagle, Reading, PA, Friday, February 19, 1909, page 8. Submitted by Diana.]

Arnold, Stanley W.

Stanley W. Arnold, 72, a Mohnton auto parts distributor, died of natural causes June 18 at 2:16 a.m. in his Spring Township residence. He was the husband of Julianne C. (Pahl) Arnold. Born in Shillington, he was a son of the late Walter E. and Susan E. (Krimes) Arnold. Arnold owned and operated Arnold Distributing for 33 years, last working May 26. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Sinking Spring. Arnold was a 1952 graduate of Shillington High School. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Arnold is also survived by two daughters, Robin B. (Arnold) Ream, Mohnton, and April E. (Arnold) Jamison, Bensalem, Bucks County. Other survivors include a sister, Beatrice L. (Arnold) Wells, Jacksonwald. There are also four grandsons. Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in St. John's Church. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reiffton. Lamm & Witman Funeral Home Inc., Wernersville, is in charge of arrangements.

[Source: Reading Eagle, June 19, 2005. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Arnold, William W.

William W. Arnold, aged 51 years, 3 months and 2 days, died Monday at his residence in Kutztown at 58 Noble street. He was for years a storekeeper in Kutztown and before that he was in business in Fleetwood. He is survived by his wife, Lizzie (nee Heffner) Arnold, and a daughter, Lois, wife of George Golubics. His mother still lives in Fleetwood and there also survive three brothers, Jefferson, of Reading; Charles, of Kutztown, and Wilson, of Fleetwood. The funeral will be held from his late residence Friday at 2 p.m. Interment will be made in the Hope Memorial mausoleum, Hope cemetery, Kutztown.

[Source: The Allentown Morning Call, Allentown, PA, Wednesday, November 19, 1930, page 7.

Arthur, Alvin A.

Arthur--In this city, on the 28th inst., Alvin A. Arthur, son of Gertrude and John E. Arthur Jr., aged 6 years and 9 months. The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from his late residence, 729 North Front St., Wednesday afternoon at 2o'clock. Services at the house. Interment private at Charles Evans Cemetery.

[Source: Reading Eagle, Monday, 30 May 1898. Submitted by: Nancy.]

Arthur, Amos A. and Arthur, Laura

Double Funeral held for Pastor and Wife. Funeral services for the Rev. Dr. Amos A. Arthur, a retired Methodist minister, who died Tuesday, and his wife, Mrs. Laura Styer Arthur, who died last Saturday were held last night in the East Allegheny Avenue Methodist Church, Philadelphia. The couple were buried in Reading today. Doctor Arthur succumbed in the Methodist hospital. He had not been told that his wife had succumbed three days previously at their home, 427 Glen Echo Road, Mt. Airy. A member of the Philadelphia Methodist Conference, Doctor Arthur retired in 1932. He was born in Reading, was graduated from Dickinson College in 1884 and ordained the same year. The Arthurs are survived by two daughters, Mrs. Earl B. Collmer, of Mt. Airy, and Mrs. Fred K. Freehafer of Pittsburgh.

[Source: Reading Eagle, Saturday, 7 February 1948. Submitted by: Nancy.]

Arthur, Charles D.

Charles Daniels Arthur, 87, passed away March 29, 2004, at Maryview Medical Center, Portsmouth, after a long battle with diabetes and heart ailments. Born in Reading, Pa., April 11, 1916, he was preceded in death by his parents, John E. III and Sara Daniels Arthur; his brother, Col. (retired) John E. IV and first wife, Esther; and his sister, Ruth Arthur Anderton and husband John. He is survived by his sister-in-law, Audrey Arthur; and a host of nieces, nephews, nephews, cousins and friends from Virginia, Florida, Texas, Pennsylvania, California and Canada.

As a young man, Charles Arthur was always the adventurer and leader. In high school, he enrolled in the Civilian Military Training Camp program, through which he earned an Army scholarship to Washington-Jefferson College in Pennsylvania. This enabled him to secure an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy (Class of 1940). He resigned for medical reasons after his Plebe year, later resuming academics at the University of Pittsburgh where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in economics. Subsequent education included Harvard University Graduate School, Wilmington Law School, the University of Innsbruck, Austria, the University of London (School of Economics, School of Oriental and African Studies), and the University of Rhode Island. He earned a masters degree in Asian History from Cambridge University, and Ph.D. from the University of London. He also taught at the American School in Switzerland and the Newport School in Rhode Island, prior to becoming a full professor of Asian and African History with Pennsylvania State University, until his retirement in 1991.

Most of his life embodied his love of the sea. As early as 1937, he began working on merchant ships navigating the globe, and from 1941-47, Charles was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Reserves. He retired from active Merchant Marine service in 1988 at age 72, culminating a career spanning 50 years as a professional Mariner. This fusion of diverse disciplines served him well while living abroad in Europe, North Africa, India and the Far East. While in Hong Kong and Bangkok, Thailand, Charles owned and manager a commercial export/trading company. As a member of the international community, he found time to be involved in cultural activities, academic studies, sports and general social life. The arts were a vital part of Charles psyche. An accomplished classical pianist, musician and vocalist, he also excelled in writing, and painting in oil and water colors. He was also an avid sportsman and his love of the outdoors prompted interest in diverse activities, such as equestrian sports (field hunting, dressage and polo), tennis, climbing, skiing, fishing, hunting, sailing and flying/gliding.

As a member of the Masonic Fraternity, Charles participated while living abroad. In 1997, the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania presented him with the Fifty-Year Gold Award, a most prestigious honor for continuous, active participation. His life experiences were unending; he always thrived on challenges. Until his death, Charles D. Arthur continued to have a vivacious outlook on life. His love of adventure, of music and art, and his ultimate kindness and desire to assist others, will be missed by those who knew and loved him. He will be remembered by all, as a truly modern Renaissance man.

Memorial services are currently being planned, with final interment at the St. Andrews Anglican Church in Tangiers, Morocco. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720.

[Source: The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA), April 4, 2004, p. B6. Submitted by: Nancy.]

Arthur, Charles Daniels

PORTSMOUTH - Charles Daniels Arthur, 87, passed away on March 29, 2004, at Maryview Medical Center, Portsmouth, Va., after a long battle with diabetes and heart ailments. Born in Reading, Pa., on April 11, 1916, he was preceded in death by his parents, John E. III and Sara Daniels Arthur; his brother, COL (retired) John E. IV and first wife, Esther; and his sister, Ruth Arthur Anderton and husband John. He is survived by his sister-in-law, Audrey Arthur, and a host of many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends from Virginia, Florida, Texas, Pennsylvania, California and Canada.

As a young man, Charles Arthur was always the adventurer and leader. In high school, he enrolled in the Civilian Military Training Camp program, through which he earned an Army scholarship to Washington-Jefferson College in Pennsylvania. This enabled him to secure an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy (Class of '40). He resigned for medical reasons after his Plebe year, later resuming academics at the University of Pittsburgh where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics. Subsequent education included Harvard University Graduate School, Wilmington Law School, the University of Innsbruck, Austria, the University of London (School of Economics, School of Oriental and African Studies), and the University of Rhode Island. He earned a Masters Degree in Asian History from Cambridge University, and Ph.D. from the University of London. He also taught at the American School in Switzerland and the Newport School in Rhode Island, prior to becoming a full Professor of Asian and African History with Pennsylvania State University, until his retirement in 1981.

Most of his life embodied his love of the sea. As early as 1937, he began working on merchant ships navigating the globe, and from 1941-47, Charles was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy Reserves. He retired from active Merchant Marine service in 1988 at age 72, culminating a career spanning 50 years as a professional Mariner. This fusion of diverse disciplines served him well while living abroad in Europe, North Africa, India and the Far East. While in Hong Kong and Bangkok, Thailand, Charles owned and managed a commercial export/trading company. As a member of the international community, he found time to be involved in cultural activities, academic studies, sports and general social life. The arts were a vital part of Charles' psyche. An accomplished classical pianist, musician and vocalist, he also excelled in writing, and painting in oil and watercolors. He was also an avid sportsman and his love of the outdoors prompted interest in diverse activities, such as equestrian sports (field hunting, dressage and polo), tennis, climbing, skiing, fishing, hunting, sailing and flying/gliding.

As a member of the Masonic Fraternity, Charles participated while living abroad. In 1997, the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania presented him with the Fifty Year Gold Award, a most prestigious honor for continuous, active participation. His life experiences were unending; he always thrived on challenges. Until his death, Charles D. Arthur continued to have a vivacious outlook on life. His love of adventure, of music and art, and his ultimate kindness and desire to assist others, will be missed by those that knew and loved him. He will be remembered by all, as a truly modern Renaissance man.

Memorial services are currently being planned, with final interment at the St. Andrew's Anglican Church in Tangiers, Morocco.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720.

[Source: Daily Press (Norfolk, VA), April 4, 2004, p. B6. Submitted by: Nancy.]

Arthur, Fannie L.

Arthur -- In Reading, December 19th, Fanny L., daughter of Rebecca P., and J.E. Arthur, aged 9 years.

[Source: Berks and Schuylkill Journal, December 21, 1872. Submitted by: Nancy.]

Arthur, Frank M.

F.M. Arthur, 21 [sic], died at Bethune Home Last Friday Funeral services were conducted Friday at the residence in Bethune for Frank Moyer Arthur, 91, who died at his home last Thursday after an extended illness. Born, March 22, 1858, at Reading, PA, an architect and builder, he had made his home in Bethune for the past 28 years. He was a member of the Bethune Masonic lodge. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. T.W. Beeson, Willow Grove, PA; Mrs. T.E. Clemens, Philadelphia, PA, and Miss Mary Arthur, of Bethune, and one son, Capt. F.D. Arthur, U.S. Navy, Houston, Texas. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Neil Truesdell, of Newberry. A brief Masonic service was held afterwards. The body was taken to Charles Evans Cemetery, Reading, PA for interment. Mr. Arthur was one of the oldest citizens in Kershaw county.

[Source: Camden (SC) Chronicle, Friday, 29 April 1949, p. 6. Submitted by: Nancy.]

Arthur, Infant son of John E.

The remains of an infant son of John E. Arthur Jr., 432 Pearl street, were interred in Charles Evans cemetery this afternoon. Rev. M.C. Horine officiated.

[Source: Reading Eagle, July 17, 1884. Submitted by: Nancy.]

Arthur, Infant son of John E.

An infant son of John E. Arthur, Jr., 432 Pearl street, died after a brief illness.

[Source: Reading Eagle, July 15, 1884. Submitted by: Nancy.]

Arthur, James A.

On the 7th inst, in this city, James A., son of John E. and Rebecca P. Arthur, in the 4th year of his age. The relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his funeral from the residence of his parents, in South Fourth Street, this afternoon at 4 o'clock.

[Source: Reading Gazette and Democrat, July 9, 1859. Submitted by: Nancy.]

Arthur, John

Demise of John Arthur. Son of Former City Treasurer--Blind for Some Time. John Arthur, aged 63 years, retired street foreman of the Consumers Gas Company, died of a complication of ailments at 8 a.m. today at his home in Cumru Township near the File Mile House, after an illness of five years. He was blind for some time and has been a patient in several hospitals. Mr. Arthur was born in 1861 at the Arthur homestead, 127 South Fourth Street. He was a son of the late Col. John E. Arthur, city treasurer for seven terms, and a veteran of the Mexican and Civil wars. Deceased, when a machinist apprentice in the Reading Company's shops, left reading in 1881, after graduating from the local high school. He was employed by various railroads west of the Mississippi River between 1881 and 1895, when he returned to Reading and worked for the gas company until 1903 when he retired. Surviving besides his widow, Gertrude, are two sons, Elliott, Charleston, WV and Raymond, Reading; several grandchildren, two brothers, Frank M. superintendent of the UGI Company of Philadelphia, and Amos A., a Methodist clergyman, stationed at Wissahickon near Philadelphia; one sister, Mrs. Samuel A. Mester, Columbus, O., and a nephew, John A. Keppelman, president of the Consumers Gas Company this city.

[Source: Reading Eagle, Tuesday, 20 January 1925. Submitted by: Nancy.]

Arthur, John

Arthur--In Cumru Township, on the 20th inst., John Arthur, aged 62 years. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral without further notice from the residence of Funeral Director. I. Miller, 48 S. 4th St. on Saturday at 2? p.m. Interment in Charles Evans Cemetery. Remains may be viewed at above address Friday evening.

[Source: Reading Eagle, Wednesday, 21 January 1925. Submitted by: Nancy.]

Arthur, John

With a brother, Rev. Amos A. Arthur of Philadelphia, officiating, the funeral of John Arthur, former street foreman of the Consumers Gas Company, took place from the parlors of Undertaker Miller. The bearers, all employees of the gas company, were William Williams, Frederick Crouse, Edward Metzgar, A. Bollinger, A. Sterner and Henry Obst. The body was dressed in a black suit and rested in an oak casket with antique silver trimmings. In compliance with the request of the family there were no tributes. Interment was made in Charles Evans Cemetery.

[Source: Reading Eagle, Sunday, 25 January 1925. Submitted by: Nancy.]

Arthur, John Elliott (Col.)

Death of Col. John E. Arthur. His highly honorable record in 2 wars--was city treasurer 14 years--how he made good a loss of $10,000, and was later reimbursed by the city--twice refused to receive a pension.

Col. John Elliott Arthur, one of the most highly esteemed residents of Reading, died at his home, 127 South 4th, at 9 o'clock Sunday evening. Though ailing for ten days, his condition was at no time considered serious, and Sunday evening during a visit by his son, John E. Arthur, Jr., and daughter and son-in-law, Mr. And Mrs. John H. Keppelman, appeared in excellent spirits.

Shortly before 9 o'clock his son and Mr. And Mrs. Keppelman left. They had barely reached their houses when they were summoned to the father's bedside, but when they arrived Mr. Arthur had breathed his last, death having been due to heart disease.

Two Unusual Events in His Career

Two incidents in his life characterized him as a remarkable man. The most notable of these occurred while he was city treasurer. He had about $10,000 of the city's cash deposited in one of the local banks and when it failed in '77, the money was lost. Colonel Arthur told no one, but made good the amount by drawing upon his own private resources. In order to do this it was necessary for him to sell most of his property and building association shares.

The matter was adjusted and no one knew of the self-sacrificing deed performed by Colonel Arthur until three or four years later. How it was divulged came about as follows: The late judge Bruckman was chairman of the Finance Committee of Councils, and was one of those appointed to adjust the financial difficulties of the bank which had failed and in which Treasurer Arthur had deposited the city's money. An ordinance was introduced in Councils to increase the salary of the city officials and the matter was referred to the Finance Committee.

As chairman of the committee, Judge Bruckman was opposed to increasing the salary of any official with the exception of Treasurer Arthur. Then for the first time, it was related by him how the City Treasurer had made good the large sum of money lost by the city through the bank failure. Not only was the salary of the official increased, but to answer to a public sentiment, the necessary legislation was immediately introduced in Councils and he was reimbursed for his loss with interest. There was a general demand from the taxpayers that this should be done.

The second incident, and one which is known to have occurred only a few times in the history of this government, was his refusal to accept a pension which was twice offered him for his gallant services in the cause of his country. He received a letter from the Department at Washington, stating that they only had a few other instances of this character on record.

Sketch of His Life

Colonel Arthur was born in Muncy Creek township, Lycoming County, April 25, 1826. He was of Scotch-Irish ancestry. His father came from County Tyrone, Ireland, and was a school teacher in Chester County and later in Lycoming for 20 years. The son, John E., attended the public schools and while a lad was apprenticed to the blacksmith trade. At the age of 19 years he came to Reading and entered the employ of the Reading Railway Company as a blacksmith.

At the breaking out of the Mexican war he enlisted in Captain Thomas Leoser's company, which was raised in this city, and assigned to the 2nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Regiment.

Col. Arthur was a corporal in his company, which is today known as the Reading Artillerists. His reminiscences of that war were highly interesting and it was one of his greatest enjoyments to meet his old comrades in arms in after years. These reunions have not recently been held, as there are only a few remaining survivors of the Mexican war in Reading.

The company made the trip to Chambersburg by rail, marched from thence to Pittsburgh and then proceeded down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers by steamboats. Colonel Arthur participated in the siege of Vera Cruz and with General Scott's triumphant army marched into the City of Mexico. While the assault on Chapultepec was being made he was wounded. After one and a half year's service he returned to Reading, being discharged on account of his wounds. He was spoken of as an exceedingly brave soldier, and time and time received the commendation of his superior officers.

The war over, he returned to civil life. He again took up the blacksmith trade and in 1854, was made assistant foreman of this department at the Reading railway shops. At the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, he recruited Co. B, 93d Pennsylvania Volunteers of which he was commissioned captain. With his command he participated in the siege of Yorktown, the battles of the Wilderness and Fair Oaks and the terrible seven days' fighting before Richmond. For distinguished service at the battle of Fair Oaks he was promoted to lieutenant colonel of his regiment. Later he was engaged in the battle of Chantilly and was present at Antietam. After two years' service, owing to physical debility contracted in Mexico, he was obliged to return home.

In 1863 he assumed the foremanship of the blacksmithing department of the P&R shops, where he remained until the emergency call for troops during the Confederate invasion of Pennsylvania when he recruited a company, which was assigned to the 42d Pennsylvania Volunteers., and of which command he was made lieutenant colonel. After three months' service he again entered the Reading Railway shops, where he remained until 1870, when he was chosen City treasurer on the Democratic ticket. At the ensuing election he received the unanimous nomination of both political parties and owing to fidelity of purpose and integrity of management of the finances of the city, was re-elected six successive times. He served in all 14 consecutive years, when in 1885 he refused a re-nomination at the hands of his party and retired, much to the regret of the citizens in general. Amidst all the changing political conditions at City hall, he was re-elected, when the opposition party was victorious with all its other candidates. He had the esteem and confidence of all classes of citizens as few officials ever possessed. His name was a synonym for integrity and honesty and it may be truly said of him that his word was as good as his bond. Fidelity was his strongest characteristic. In all his relations, whether to his family, in business affairs, to his employers, or as a public official he was animated by a conscientious desire to do right, a quality for which he was admired by all who knew him.

Although to all appearances of reserved manner, he was one of the most companionable of men. As city treasurer he established a high standard of efficiency, which he ever maintained. With his entrance into the Reading Railway shops he was at once recognized as a competent and faithful employee. When he arose by his won exertions to positions of responsibility in the same plant he retained the good will and confidence of the men under him. He had a highly honorable career as a soldier in two wars, and in civil life his record was unblemished. He was admired for all those traits of character, which stamped him as a valued member of the community. For a number of years he was secretary of all the West Reading building associations. He resigned about two years ago.

Colonel Arthur was for some years secretary of the Fire underwriters Association of this city, but retired from active work owing to advanced age.

On May 3, 1851, he was married to Miss Rebecca P. Moyer, of this city, by the late Rev. Dr. Aaron S. Leinbach. Seven children were born in the union, two of whom--James Ancona and Fannie Louisa Arthur--died in youth, while his widow and five children--Mary E., wife of John H. Keppelman, this city; Frank m. Arthur, Philadelphia; Rev. Amos A. Arthur, Bristol; John E. Arthur, Jr., and Emily R., wife of Samuel A. Mester of York--survive, together with 2 brothers, Henry Arthur of Three Rivers Mich., and James Arthur of Muncy.

He was a member of the Odd Fellows and Masonic fraternity and St. Matthew's Lutheran church.

In 1887 he was the Democratic candidate for mayor against James P. Kenney, and was defeated for the office by but 104 votes.

[Source: Reading Eagle, Monday, 12 March 1900. Submitted by: Nancy.]

Arthur, John Elliott (Col.)

Arthur--In this city, on the 11th inst., Col. John E. Arthur, aged 73 years, 10 months, and 14 days. The relatives and friends of the family also Salome Lodge No. 105, I.O. of O.F. Reading Encampment No. 43; Chandler Lodge No. 227, F. & A.M.; Neversink Lodge No. 323, K. of P. and the survivors of the Mexican War are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from his late residence, No. 127 South Fourth St. on Thursday afternoon at 1:30. Services at house. Interment at Charles Evans Cemetery. Please omit flowers.

[Source: Reading Eagle, 13 March 1900. Submitted by: Nancy.]

Arthur, John Elliott (Col.)

Funeral of Col. Arthur. A large attendance of relatives, friends and organizations to which he belonged.

The funeral of Col. John E. Arthur took place from his residence 127 South 4th at 1:20 p.m. and was largely attended. The remains were attired in a black suit and reposed in a solid walnut casket with silver trimmings and plate inscribed with the date of death and deceased's name and age. The bearers were selected from among the members of Salome lodge, no. 105, IOOF, Reading Encampment no. 43; Chandler Lodge, No. 227; F. & A.M.; Neversink Lodge No. 323, K. of P., delegations of which were present together with city officials and a number of the surviving members of the Mexican war. Services were conducted at the house by Rev. Dr. Hufford. In his address he paid a high tribute to the deceased and referred to his many sterling qualities.

Relatives were present from York, Bristol and Philadelphia. By request of the family, there were no flowers save a cluster of roses from the children and grandchildren. Interment in Charles Evans Cemetery Funeral director; E.S. Miller.

[Source: Reading Eagle, Thursday, 15 March 1900, p. 1. Submitted by: Nancy.]

Arthur, John Elliott Jr. (Col.)

Newport News - Retired U.S. Army Col. John Elliott Arthur Jr., 87, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2002, after a brief illness.

He was preceded in death by his first wife of 26 years and the mother of his children, Esther Austin Arthur; his parents, John E. III and Sara Daniels Arthur and his sister, Ruth Arthur Anderton.

He is survived by his wife, Audrey; three daughters, Sharon Arthur Spencer and her spouse, retired U.S. Marine Corps Major C.W. Spencer, Catherine Arthur-MacDonald and her spouse, J. Alexander MacDonald, and Kim Arthur Pruden and her spouse, John (Jay) Pruden; two sons, retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. John E. Arthur V. and his spouse, Jessie E. Arthur and Charles W. Arthur and his spouse, Diane K. Arthur; his brother, Charles Daniels Arthur and brother-in-law, James R. Austin. His will be remembered by his grandchildren, Sara Spencer Sharratt, James and Colin MacDonald, Allison and John Arthur VI, Nichole, Emily and Austin Arthur and Ellen and Elizabeth Pruden, as a "GREAT MAN".

Colonel Arthur was born in Reading, Pa., on Oct. 23, 1914. He had been a Hampton Roads resident since 1966. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, and subsequently earned Masters of Art degrees from George Washington University in Government Administration and International Affairs. Col. Arthur was commissioned in 1937 as a second lieutenant in the Coast Artillery Corps, though the University of Pittsburgh ROTC program. He embarked upon a career in his nation's service that was to span three continents and thirty years, until his retirement in 1967. After a Battery Officers Course at Fort Monroe, he was assigned as the Battery Commander and Artillery Operations Officer, 99th Coast Artillery, US Forces Panama/Trinidad/Surinam. In 1943, he departed the West Indies for a brief assignment as a Gunnery Instructor and then Student Officer at the AAA School at Camp Davis, North Carolina.

In 1945, Col. Arthur was assigned as the Assistant G2 (Intelligence), HQ, Tenth U.S. Army in Okinawa, Japan. He was a veteran of numerous World War II campaigns, and later served in General Douglas MacArthur's Headquarters as an Intelligence Staff Officer in Tokyo, Japan. On his return to the U.S., he went to the University of Delaware as an Assistant Professor of Military Science, prior to attending the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. In 1953, Col. Arthur was transferred to Stuttgart, Germany to assume command of the 889th AAA Battalion, 28th Infantry Division, followed by the command of the 42nd AAA (SP) Battalion, 9th Infantry Division. He then became the ACofS, G1 for 9th Infantry Division.

In 1957, Col. Arthur was assigned to the Armed Forces Staff College in Norfolk, with a subsequent assignment to Headquarters, Department of the Army, Washington, D.C. He also served with the Weapons Systems Evaluation Group, Department of Defense Research and Evaluation in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. In 1962, Col. Arthur proceeded to Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, as a student at the U.S. Army War College. Upon completion, he was assigned as the Army Advisor to the Naval War College, Newport, R.I. Col. Arthur's final military command was as the area Defense Commander, Hampton Roads Army Air Defense (Nike Hercules) Command, 35th Artillery Brigade (AD), Norfolk.

In his 30 years of service to the nation, Colonel Arthur had served five overseas assignments and his decorations included the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, Army Occupation Medal, and the Commendation Ribbon with Medal Pendant.

Upon his retirement from active duty, Colonel Arthur spent 10 years with the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company as a military contract administrator. An avid historian, he served on the Board of Directors and was past president of the Casemate Museum Foundation; liaison and past treasurer of the Fort Monroe Historical and Archaeological Society; and he was a former docent of the Casemate Museum.

A memorial service will be held at the Chapel of the Centurion, Fort Monroe on Monday, March 4 at 2 p.m. Internment with military honors will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Casemate Museum at Ft. Monroe or the Riverside Regional Medical Center Hospice Program in recognition of our caregivers. The family will receive visitors at home on Sunday, March 3, between 7 and 9 p.m.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home.

[Source: The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA), March 2, 2002, p. B7. Submitted by: Nancy.]

Arthur, Rebecca P.

Rebecca P., widow of Col. John E. Arthur, died Friday evening at the residence of her son-in-law, John H. Keppelman, 144 north 4th, aged 73 years.

[Source: Reading Eagle, Saturday, 21 February 1903. Submitted by: Nancy.]

Arthur, Rebecca P.

Arthur--In this city, on the 20th inst., Rebecca P., widow of the late Col. John E. Arthur, aged 73 years. The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend her funeral on Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the residence of her son-in-law, John Keppleman, No. 144 N. 4th St. Services at the house. Interment at Charles Evans Cemetery.

[Source: Reading Eagle, Saturday, 21 February 1903. Submitted by: Nancy.]

Artz, Charlotte C.

Among the local survivors of Charlotte C. (Saul) Artz, 97, formerly of Womelsdorf, who died March 21 in Reading Hospital, where she had been a patient three days, is a son, Terry L. Artz, Centre Township.

[Source: Hamburg Area Item, March 26, 2003. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Artz, Helen E.

Helen E. Artz, 73, of Mechanicsburg, died Saturday at home. She was a part owner of the former Artz Restaurant, Spring Glen, and Midland Theatre, Valley View. She was a member of Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church, West Reading. She was preceded in death by a son, Richard R. Surviving are her husband, Robert E.; a son, Kim W., West Reading; her mother, Anna Williams, Valley View; three grandchildren. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday from Neill Funeral Home, Camp Hill. Interment will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Exeter Township, Berks County.

[Source: Pottsville Republican, April 1, 2002. Submitted by: Nancy.]

Ash, Mrs. John

Royersford--Death of Mrs. John Ash. Mrs. John Ash, of Linfield, who was visiting at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stafford, on Greet st., Royersford, died Wednesday night at 9 o'clock of consumption.

[Source: Reading Eagle, Thursday, September 6, 1900. Submitted by: Nancy.]

Ash, Rita M.

Among the local survivors of Rita M. (Herbster) Ash, Allentown, who died of natural causes Nov. 14 in the Visiting Nurses Association Hospice of St. Luke's Hospital, is a son, Clayton Ash, Blandon.

[Source: Kutztown Area Patriot, November 21, 2002. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Ashenfelter, Charles E. Jr.

Charles E. Ashenfelter, Jr. (May 7, 1937 - December 28, 2005). Charles E. "Chuck" Ashenfelter, Jr., 68, of Alsace Township, died December 28th shortly after his motorcycle crashed on Fritztown Road in Spring Township. Formerly of Reading, he was the husband of Dolores A. (Barbitta) Ashenfelter. Born in Mount Joy, Lancaster County, he was a son of the late Charles E. Sr., and Clare (Aston) Ashenfelter. He was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, West Reading where he was a lay pastor, choir member and served on church council. Ashenfelter was a 1955 graduate of Donegal High School, Lancaster County and a graduate of Millersville University where he received his bachelor and master degrees. He was an Air Force Veteran. Ashenfelter was the captain of the Victor Emmanuel Bowling Team; volunteered for the six years at the PA State Police, Camp Cadet program, Yellow House and was a active actor in the Ephrata Play House. He was employed seven years as a teacher in the Paradise School District, Lancaster County. Ashenfelter was later employed 19 years in Harrisburg by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Drug and Alcohol License Department, last working 1999. He later worked part-time at the Berks County Court House as a tip staffer for the last four years; Cookies By Design of Sinking Spring as a baker and driver and the Walter R. Christ Funeral Home, Inc., Laureldale as a funeral assistant. Ashenfelter is also survived by a step-daughter, Kim D. (Bleiler) Petersen of West Lawn and a sister, Nancy C. (Ashenfelter) Sullivan of Camp Hill, Cumberland County. Other survivors include two step-grandchildren, John E. Petersen of Shillington and Amber R. Petersen of West Lawn. There is also a step-great-granddaughter, Liliana Petersen of Shillington. Services will be Monday at 10:30 AM in Walter R. Christ Funeral Home, Inc., Laureldale. Rev. Samuel R. Zeiser officiating. Viewing Monday 9:00 - 10:30 AM in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Bethany Lutheran Church, 336 Franklin Street, West Reading, PA 19611.

[Source: Lancaster Intelligencer, December 30, 2005. Submitted by: Nancy.]

Ashton, Lucy

Today at 9.30 a.m., the funeral of Mrs. Lucy Ashton will take place from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Fenstermacher, of Rittenhouse Gap. Interment at the Huff's Church Cemetery. Mrs. Ashton was in her 84th year. She left five daughters, Mrs. Henry Ruhe, of Allentown; Mrs. George T. Moll, of Siesholtzville, Mrs. William Bock, of Rittenhouse Gap, Mrs. Joel Ruppert, of Maple Grove, and Mrs. Charles Fenstermacher, with whom she had her home. She suffered the past year from a dropsical affection and was confined to bed one week. Rev. D. R. Humbert, of Bower's Station, will officiate.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Thursday, January 23, 1902, page 4. Submitted by Jerri.]

Atland, Philip

Atlee, Elizabeth C. (nee Champneys)

Mrs. Elizabeth C. Atlee, wife of William Augustus Atlee, at Lancaster, of apoplexy. Deceased was the only married child of the late Benjamin Champneys, once presiding judge of our courts and who also served as Attorney General of the State. She was married to Mr. Atlee on Oct. 14, 1857. Besides her husband, 2 sons, Benjamin C. and John L. of Lancaster, survive.

[Source: Reading Eagle, March 8, 1899, page 3. Submitted by Marcia.]

Auge, Catharine

On the 14th inst., in this city, Catharine, infant daughter of William A. and Margaret Auge, aged 17 years.

[Source: Berks and Schuylkill Journal, Sunday, August 22, 1857. Submitted by Nancy.]

Auchenbach, Louise C. (nee Boyer)

Louise C. Auchenbach, 82, formerly of Robesonia and Paradise, Lancaster County, died June 28 at 8:53 a.m. in Landis Homes, Manheim Township, Lancaster County, where she had resided since April 15, 1996. Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Warren W. and Louise (Keesey) Boyer. Auchenbach was employed for many years in charge of the laundry department and later the storeroom at Bethany Children's Home, Womelsdorf, retiring in 1986. She was a soloist at Holy Cross United Methodist Church, Reading, and was a soloist for many years at churches in Berks and Lancaster counties. Surviving are two sons, Scott A., Paradise, and Lee W., Robesonia; and a daughter, Diane L. (Auchenbach) Goodhart, Robesonia. Other survivors include seven grandchildren. Services will be Friday at 1 p.m. in the Lutz Funeral Home Inc., Mount Penn. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park, Reiffton.

[Source: Reading Eagle, June 29, 2005. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Aulenbach, Daniel

On the 27th ult., in Bern, Daniel Aulenbach, aged 67 years, 2 months and 10 days.

[Source: Reading Gazette and Democrat, July 9, 1859. Submitted by: Nancy.]

Aulenbach, Irene A.

Irene A. Aulenbach, 92, former co-owner of a local greenhouse business, died July 18 at 10:20 a.m. in the Masonic Homes of Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, where she had been a patient for five weeks. Aulenbach, of Mohnton, formerly of Lower Alsace Township, had been predeceased by her husband, Arthur I. Aulenbach, on July 14, 1984. Born in Reading, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Lilac (Wilson) Sherman. Aulenbach, along with her husband, co-owned and operated Aulenbach's Green Houses, Lower Alsace Township, for 25 years, retiring in 1980. She was a member of Reformation Lutheran Church, Reiffton. Aulenbach is survived by two sons, Grant M., with whom she last resided, and Neil I., Brecknock Township. Other survivors include a sister, Evelyn (Aulenbach) Kilar, DesPlaines, Ill. There are also six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. in Bean Funeral Homes Inc., Exeter Township. Burial will be in Spies (Zion) Cemetery, Alsace Township.

[Source: Reading Eagle, July 20, 2005. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Aulenbach, John

Aulenbach - In Bern, on December 25th, John Aulenbach, son of Nicholas and Catharine Aulenbach, aged 73 years, 3 months and 5 days.

[Source: Berks and Schuylkill Journal, January 19, 1878. Submitted by Kathy.]

Aulenbach, Katie H. (nee Glass)

Katie H. Aulenbach, 92 of Berks Heim and formerly of 944 Buttonwood St., died Sunday afternoon in Community General Hospital, where she had been a patient since August 7. She had resided in Berks Heim since 1985.

Born in Alsace Twp., she was a daughter of the late Amos and Esther (Lucetto) Glass. She was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Reading.

She is survived by a daughter Amy, widow of Clarence E Rimby, Birdsboro R.D.2; and three son's: John W., Monocacy Station; Harold L., Lancaster; and Victor L., Of Reading. There are also two grandchildren, for great-grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

Dangler funeral home Inc., Birdsboro, is in charge of arrangements.

[Source: Reading Eagle, August 13, 1990, page 28. Submitted by Michelle.]

Auman, Arthur

Near Reading, Sunday afternoon, Arthur Auman, aged 13 years, son of Levi Auman, met a horrible death on the Reading Railroad. He left his home at noon with several companions to hunt for artichokes. Tiring of this and feeling cold, he attempted to board a coal train. He missed his hold, fell under the cars and was cut in two. He was the only son and his parents are almost distracted. The news of his death was announced at the house by one of the boys in the neighborhood. He came into the kitchen where Mrs. Auman, the mother of Arthur, happened to be attending to some household duties. The Boy said: "Mrs. Auman, your son is dead." She gave a shrief and went into hysterics, and was removed to her room, where she has remained ever since.

[Source: The Lehigh Register, Allentown, PA , November 30, 1892, page 3. Submitted by Betty.]

Auman, Charles A.

Auman--In this city, Charles A. Auman, Saturday, January 5, aged 33 years, 1 month, 21 days. Funeral on Wednesday, 9th inst., at 1 p.m., from the residence of his father, Elijah Auman, 121 Jefferson street. Services at Universalist Church. Interment at Charles Evans cemetery. The relatives and friends, and members of Camps 39 and 330, P.O.S. of A.; Resolute Council, 27, Jr. O. of A.M., Friendship Circle, No. 17, B.U. (H.F.) C. of A., and employees of Reading stove works are respectfully invited to attend.

[Source: Reading Eagle, January 8, 1889. Submitted by: Nancy.]

Auman, Henry G.

Services were held for Henry G. Auman, 93, of Kramer Mill Road, Brecknock Township, Lancaster County, who died February 7 in Denver Nursing Home, where he had been a patient since 2002. His wife, Rose E. (Frederick) Auman, died in 1988. Born in Oley Township, he was employed for many years by Victor F. Weaver's Chicken, New Holland, before his retirement. He was a member of Peace United Church of Christ, Swartzville, Lancaster County. Auman is survived by a sister, Eva (Auman) Reider, Oley. There are also six grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a son, Richard A. Weaver Sr. Burial was in Muddy Creek Cemetery, Swartzville. Roseboro Funeral Home, Denver, handled the arrangements.

[Source: Boyertown Area Times, February 13, 2003. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Auman, Richard M.

Among the local survivors of Richard M. Auman, 61, St. Lawrence, who was dead on arrival of natural causes Dec. 31 in St. Joseph Medical Center, is a half sister, Karen (Schollenberger) Wanner, Hamburg.

[Source: Hamburg Area Item, January 8, 2003. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Auman, Richard M.

Burial was private for Richard M. Auman, 61, of Poplar Drive, St. Lawrence, who died December 31 in St. Joseph Medical Center. He was the husband of Mary J. (Frederick) Auman. Born in Auburn, Schuylkill County, he was employed for 27 years as a supervisor by Parish Structural Products Division of Dana Corp., Reading, until its closing. He was later employed as a maintenance supervisor by the Cabot Corp., Boyertown, last working in September. He was an Army and Air Force veteran. Auman was a graduate of Blue Mountain High School, Orwigsburg, and received a certificate for journeyman apprentice from the Reading-Muhlenberg Vocational-Technical School. Also surviving are five sons, Thomas L., West Reading; Keith A., Womelsdorf; Michael W. and Craig R., both of Robesonia; and Josh M., at home. Other survivors include two stepdaughters, Jennifer M. Yourkavitch, Zambia, Africa, and Jill A. Yourkavitch, Temple; and three stepsons: Jess M., Joseph B. and Jake A. Yourkavitch, all at home. Also surviving are two half brothers; a half sister and five grandchildren. The Lutz Funeral Home Inc., Mount Penn, handled the arrangements.

[Source: Southern Berks News, January 8, 2003. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]

Ayres, Alfred S.

Alfred S. Ayres, a well-known residence of Bowers, and for a number of years a salesman for the Kutztown Foundry Co., died Tuesday evening at White Haven, following an illness of the past six months, aged 39 years, 9 months and 6 days. Mr. Ayres was a native of Royersford and a son of Ida nee Cook and the late Henry Ayres. For a time he was employed in various capacities for the Kutztown concern, gradually receiving promotions, until he became a road representative for the company. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran church, Kutztown; Huguenot Lodge No. 377, F. and A. M., Kutztown; the Shrine and K. T. Commandery, Reading, and the K. G. E., Royersford. He is survived by his widow; one son, Alfred; his mother, Bowers; a brother, Harold, Royersford; and a sister, Mrs. H. M. Willie, Brooklyn, N.Y. The funeral will be held from his late home on Saturday afternoon at 2.30 o'clock. All services will be conducted at the house. Interment will be made at the convenience of the family.

[Source: Allentown Morning Call, Thursday, July 3, 1924, page 7. Submitted by Jerri.]

Azar, Ghadban B.

Among the local survivors of Ghadban B. "John" Azar, Reading, who died of natural causes Jan. 30 in the Hershey Medical Center, are three brothers, Adnan Azar and Sam Azar, both of Kutztown, and Nasrdine Azar, Fleetwood.

[Source: Kutztown Area Patriot, February 6, 2003. Submitted by: Nancy McD.]


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