Scrapbook of Altheda Dittbrenner Beltz


These obituaries were found in a scrapbook of Altheda Dittbrenner Beltz who indicated only some yearly dates. Accurate dates have been established from vital records. These obituaries are from the Hazleton newspapers extant at the time the event ocurred.

March 27, 1924

Lewis DITTBRENNER aged 44 years died at his home, 632 Carson Street last evening at 7:45 o'clock, following a ten day's illness. Death was due to pneumonia. He was born in Eckley and was a resident of Stockton. He had lived in Hazleton during the last 15 years. Up to the time he was taken ill, he was employed at the Evans Colliery at Beaver Meadows. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and was also a member of the German Beneficial Union.
He is survived by his widow nee May HOLLAND of Stockton, and three children Earl, Altheda, and Dorothy all at home. He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Harvey (Albertina) SHELLHAMMER of Northhampton, and three brothers, John of Denver CO, Charles and Hartmann, both of Hazlebrook.

February 16, 1924

Michael HOLLAND, a former chief of police of this city, died at his home, rear of 197 South Pine Street late Saturday after a short illness. Mr. Holland was born in Tuscarora but was a resident of Stockton and Hazleton nearly all his life. He served as chief ogf the Hazleton police department forty years ago and later took up locomotive engineering, being employed in this capacity on the Lehigh Valley for years. His wife was the former Dorothy GICKING, who with the following children survivie: Charles of Wilkes-Barre; william of Freeland; Mrs. Lewis DITTBRENNER and Mrs. Dorothy DILLON of Hazleton.
He was a member of St. Gabriel's Church. the funeral will take place on Tuesday morning at 9:30. Requiem high mass will be celebrated in St Gabriel's Church at ten o'clock followed by interment in the parish Cemetery.

June 17, 1925/26

Mrs. Dorothy HOLLAND, aged 72 years, died this morning at 2:30 at the home of her daughter Mrs. May DITTBRENNER, of 632 Carson Street, after a long illness.
She was born in Jersey City but resided in Hazleton her entire life. Before marriage she was Dorothy GICKING. She was a member of St. Gabriel's Church and the Alter and Rosary Society. Her husband Michael Holland died two years ago.
The following sons and daughters survive: Mrs. John FOX and William Holland of Freeland; Charles Holland of Wilkes-Barre; Mrs May Dittbrenner; Mrs. James Gallagher, thomas holland and Michael Holland, all of this city. John Gicking of this city and Fred Gicking of Pittston are surviving brothers. The funeral will take place from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dittbrenner on Saturday morning at 9:15. A solemn high mass of requiem will be celebrated at St. Gabriel's church at 10 o'clock and interment will be at St. Gabriels Cemetery.

November 18, 1927

Thomas HOLLAND, aged 45 years, a watchamn for the L.V.R.R., died at the home of his sister Mrs. May Dittbrenner of 632 Carson Street, this city, yesterday after an illness of one week from complications.
He was the son of thelate Mr. and Mrs. Michael Holland. He was a member of St. Gabriel's Church and of the Loyal Order of Moose.
The following brothers and sisters survive: William and Michael Holland of Hazleton; Charles Holland, Wilkes-Barre; Mrs. John FOX, Freeland; Mrs. May DITTBRENNER and Mrs. James GALLAGHER, Hazleton.
The funeral will take place on Monday morning from the Dittbrenner home at 9 o'clock. Requiem high mass will be offered up in St. Gabriel's Church at 10 o'clock. Interment will be made in the parish cemetery.

March 13, 1934

Frederick GICKING, a former resident of Hazleton, died suddenly last night in his home in West Pittston from a heart attack.
Mr. Gicking had been out for a walk and took ill at Spring and Exeter Avenue in West Pittston and was taken to his home. He died before medical aid could be summoned.
The deceased was 65 years of age. He was born in Hazleton but moved to West Pittston 27 years ago. He was a member of the West Pittston Congregational Church and the P.O.S.of A. Camp of Hazleton. Surviving is one son Lester of West Pittston, and one brother John of Philadelphia.
The funeral will be held on Monday afternoon with services at the home of his son, 312 Washington Street, West Pittston at 2 o'clock, Rev. J.W. Hill officiating. Interment will be made in the Vine Street Cemetery, Hazleton.

June 2, 1936

Death of Mrs. John FOX---Mrs. John C. Fox of 356 Park Street, Freeland, died at the Hazleton State Hospital at 7:15 P.M. last evening of complications. she was admitted to the hospital 10 days ago.
She was the wife of the former owner of the Fox Bottling Works, Freeland. Mrs. Fox was a member of St' Luke's Lutheran Church (in Freeland) and was an active member in church social affairs.
She is survived by her husband John Fox and three children: Robert and Catherine of Freeland; and Clvin of Boston, Massachussetts.
She is also survivied by the following brothers and sisters: William HOLLAND of Hazleton,; Charles holland of Wilkes-Barre; Michael Holland of Hazleton; Mrs. May (Holland) DITTBRENNER and Mrs. James (Dorothy Holland) Gallagher of Hazleton.
The funeral will be held from the family residence Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock with services at the residence in charge of Rev. F.D. HAFFNER of St. Luke's Lutheran Church. Interment will take place ar St. John's Cemetery. Her son Calvin Fox who recently located in Bosoton, traveled from Bosoton to Allentown yesterday after being notified of her serious illness. However, enroute from Allentown by automobile, he was delayed when the car broke down and he arrived at the hospital just half an hour too late to see his mother before she died.

November 21, 1936

Mrs. Charles HOLLAND of 239 Stanton Street, Wilkes-Barre, formerly of Jeddo and this city, died this morning at 5 o'clock at her home after an illness of two weeks. She was born in Jeddo and before narriage was Kitty McHUGH.. Mrs. Holland resided in this city until 16 years ago when she located in Wilkes-Barre.
She is survived by her husband Charles and the following children: John and Harold at home, and Mrs. Charles Holland of Jersey City; also a brother Peter McHugh of Mauch Chunk and a sister Mrs. Rose HOWELLS of this city. Burial will be at Woodside Cemetery in Freeland, with services at the house at Wilkes-Barre at a time not yet decided.
(Mauch Chunk newspaper please copy)

September 18, 1944

Henry L. BELTZ aged 70, veteran L.V.R.R. conductor who retired three years ago after being employed by the Valley for 57 years died at his home in Ringtown on Saturday afternoon.
Mr. Beltz was born at Barnesville near Lakeside, June 19, 1872. As a boy he located at Mt. Carmel and he began work with the L.V.R.R. and for the period of his active life he was engaged by this company. the family resided in Hazleton for some years.
In the old days of the Mahanoy and Hazleton division, Mr. Beltz was one of the best-known conductors on the system. In a recent conversation he recalled the many excursions in and out of Hazleton to the allentown Fair, Harvey's Lake, Niagara Falls, New York city, Six-County Firemen's Conventions, and to the Hazleton high basketball games at Easton, Bethlehem, Allentown, and Philadelphia.
Mr. Beltz was a member of the Lutheran Church at Mt. Carmel. He was one of the oldest members of the Brotherhood of Railway conductors on the Valley System and was a member of the Mt. Carmel Lodge of Elks.
Surviving are his widow and six children: Clarence Beltz, Narberth, PA; Mrs. Arthur BECKETT and Walter Beltz of Hazleton; Mrs John EVANS and Leon Beltz of Drexel Hill; and Catherine Beltz of Waterbury, Conn. Two sisters and two brothers also survive: Mrs. Lydia STACK, Tamaqua; Mrs. Ida TROUT, Berwick; Pierre Beltz, Weatherly, and William Beltz, Hazleton. the deceased was also survived by ten grandchildren.
The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon from the Bachmann Funeral Home, West Broad Street at 2 o'clock, with services by Rev. andrew L. Bixler, pastor of St. Paul's M.E.Church. Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery. the funeral will be public and the body may be viewed on Monday night until 9 o'clock.

March 1947

Mrs. Charles DITTBRENNER of Hazlebrook died at her home on Saturday night. she had been in poor health the past number of months and her condition became serious last Monday.
Before marriage she was Julian WEAVER daughter of thelate Elias and the late Mrs. Weaver. She was born in Japan, Jeddo and resided on the North Side all her life. She was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church of Freeland. She is survived by her husband and the following children: Elmer of Hazleton; Elias of Freeland; George of Hazlebrook; Mrs George PRADEL of Duryea; and Charles Jr. of Philadelphia. Also surviving are her father Elias Weaver of Sandy Run; two brothers, Aaron Weaver of Pond Creek, Elias Jr. of Bloomfield, N.J. There are 15 grandchildren surviving. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence in Hazlebrook. services will be conducted by the Rev. Fred D. Haffner of St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Freeland. Interment will be in the Freeland Cemetery.

August 18, 1947

Funeral sevices for Martin GERNHART, 74-year-old Hazleton business and church leader who died at his home, Laurel and 7th streets last night at 7:30 from a heart attack, will be held on thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. W.Y. GEBHARD, pastor of the Grace Reformed Church with which Mr. Gernhart had long be affiliated, will officiate and burial will be in the Vine Street Cemetery.
Although taken ill two weeks ago, news of the death came as a shock to many friends.
Mr. Gernhart was a native of Hazleton where he spent his entire life. He had been employed for a long period of time at the Hazleton Manufacturing Company and for 30 years was assistant manager of the plant. when the firm went out of business, he became Hazleton regional manager for the Ashland Casket company of Easton, a post he held until taken ill and he was a stockholder of that concern.
His long membership in the Grace Church found his serving as a member of the consistory and he was the president of the Brotherfood of the congregation. he was active in the Royal Arch Masons , the Jr. O.U.A.M and the Craftsman's Club.
Surviving are his widow Dora FOWLERGernhart, a son Carl of this city and one brother John Gernhart of Philadelphia.

August 19, 1947

John VOLOSHIN Sr. of 6 East Walnut Street died this morning at 9:30 o'clock at the State Hospital where he was admitted for surgical treatment 17 days ago. He was employed as a truck driver for Miller Poultry Co. Born in Hazleton, Mr. Volishin resided here all his life and attended St. Mary's G.C. Church.
Surviving are his wife, the former Grace GRECO and two children, John Jr. and Mercedes. In addition to his mother Mrs. Julia Voloshin of this city, the following brothers and sisters survive: Mrs. Clyde Frank of Strongstown, PA; Mrs. Michael SAKOSKI, Julia, and George, all of this city, and Helen and Peter at home.
The funeral will be held Friday morning at 9 o'clock from his home with a solemn requiem high in St. Mary's G.C.Church at 9:30. Interment will be at the parish cemetery.

April 21, 1949

Mrs. James GALLAGHER of 217 E. Juniper St. died this morning at 1:30 at the Hazleton State Hospital.
She was born in Stockton, the daughter of the late Michael and Dorothy (GICKING) HOLLAND. she spent her entire life in this region.
She was a member of St. Gabriel'd Church. She is survived by her husband and the following children: Mrs. John (Marie) MARTIN this city, and Charles at home.
The following brothers and sisters also survive: Michael and William HOLLAND both of this city; Charles Holland of Jersey City; and Mrs. May DITTBRENNER of this city. the funeral will be held from the Turnbach Funeral Home at 11:00 o'clock with a Requiem Mass at St. Gabriel's Church at 11:30. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

February 1962

Mrs. Grace BELTZ EVANS 64 of 59 Houston road, Lansdown, PA formerly of Hazleton, died suddenly last night at her home.
She left Hazleton with her husband John, a carpenter for the former Jere Woodring Co. to reside in Lansdown 19 years ago when he secured employment in the U.S.Navy Yard.
Surviving, in addition to her husband, are a daughter, Mrs. Margaret BERTE, Upper Darby; brothers Clarence, Havertown; Leon, Lenni, PA; Walter, Waterbury, CT; sisters Mrs. Ruth BECKETT, Hazleton; Mrs. Kathryn Beckett, Waterbury,CT.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. from the Spencer Videon Home in Drexel Hill, PA.

July 30, 1963 (from a Waterbury CT newspaper)

Herbert L. BECKETT 56, 72 Chester Avenue, (probably Waterbury CT) died suddenly yesterday while vacationing in Townshend, VT.
He was born Dec. 16, 1906 in Mahanoy city, PA, the son of the late William and Sarah WRIGHT Beckett. He was employed at the chase Metal Works and was a veteran of WWII, having served in the Army Air Force. Mr. Beckett was a member of the First Methodist Church, court Welch, Order of Foresters, and Casper Davis Post American Legion.
He is survived by his wife, Kathryn BELTZ Beckett; two brothers, Arthur Beckett, Hazleton, PA, and Harry Beckett, Mahanoy City and a sister Mrs. George LORAH, Mahanoy City.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11:00 A.M. at the Anderson funeral Home 70 Central Avenue with burial in New Pine Grove Cemetery. friends may call at the funeral home tomorrow from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9P.M.

March 14, 1965

Rev. H. Clay BERGSTRESSER D.D., Pastor Emeritus of Trinity Lutheran Church, who died at his home 531 James Street, was buried yesterday from Trinity Lutheran Church where he served as pastor for 35 years.
Services were in charge of Rev. Samuel E. KIDD, D.D., president of the Eastern Pennsylvania Synod of the Lutheran church of America, and Rev. Lawrence BOTTIGER pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church.
Assisting clergy were: Rev. Byron STAUFFER, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church, Weatherly and Dean of the Hazleton District of Eastern Pennsylvania Synod; Rev. Joseph SHUSTER, past Dean of of the HAzleton District; Rev. Allen H. ROTH, pastor of Christ Lutheran Church, Hazleton; Rev. Philip BIBLEHIMER, pastor of Christ Lutheran Church, Conyngham.
Burial took place in Skyview Memorial Park, Hometown.
Active pallbearers were Herman A. DOTTER, Ralph W. ECKROTE, Rodney FOX, George LENHARDT, George E. ROHDE, and Raymond ZIERDT.
Honorary pallbearers were Rev. Dr. Richard E. OWENS, Rev. Charles F. CATHERMAN, Dr. George TAGGART, Earl DITTBRENNER, Charles e. EIDAM, George E. FERREY, Harry E. FILBERT, Atty. Carl E. KIRSCHNER, Andrew J. LEIB, and John REIDLER.
Ushers at the viewing in the church Wednesday evening evening were John LAMBERSON, Walter COBURN, John SMITH, and Richard BECK. Ushers for the services yeaterday morning were James LEIB, John GOACH, Edgar LENHARDT, Herbert KRISHER, Earl FILBERT, and Andrew PURCELL.

May 18, 1965

Charles HOLLAND, 73 riverview Road, Jersey City, NJ died Monday at 8:00 P.M. at Medical Center, Jersey City where he was admitted earlier in the day. Born in Hazleton a son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Holland, he had resided in Wilkes-Barre before locating in Jersey City in 1936.
The deceased was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, Jersey City. Surviviing him are seven grandchildren; a brother Michael of Hazleton; a sister Mrs. May DITTBRENNER od Connecticut.
The funeral will be held fron 133 West Main Street, Plymouth at a time to be announced.

April 1, 1969

Mrs. Mae DITTBRENNER widow of Louis Dittbrenner, 521 E. #rd Street, Warminster, formerly of this city, died Tuesday morning at her residence. Born in Stockton, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Dortha GICKING HOLLAND. She resided in this city most of her life before relocating at Warminster 10 years ago.
The deceased was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. Her husband Lewis died in 1924.
Survivors include two daughters: Mrs. Walter (Altheda) BELTZ of Waterbury, CT and Mrs. Arthur (Dorothy) GREENE with whom she resided in Warminster; and one son Earl of this city. Also surviving is a brother Michael HOLLAND, this city; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at the Felty Funeral Home, 20 Montgomery Avenue, Hatboro at 9:00 A.M. Thursday.
A viewing will be held from 7 to 9 P.M. today. Interment will be in the Mountain View Cemetery, West Hazleton at 1:00 P.M. Thursday.

April 16, 1973

Mrs. Arthur (Ruth) BECKETT of 320 Mine Street, died at 1:25 P.M. yesterday in the Hazleton State General Hospital, where she had been a patient since March 2.
Born in Delano, she was the daughter of the late Levi and Ctherine BLEW BELTZ, and was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church of this city. Her husband Arthur died in 1971.
Surviving are two sisters and two brothers: Mrs. Eva HOFFMAN of Irving, NJ, Mrs Catherine BURGOYNE of Deland Florida, Clarence BELTZ of Havertown; and Walter J. BELTZ of Waterbury, CT.
The funeral will be held from the BACHMANN and ROSENSTOCK Funeral Home at 10:30 A.M. Thursday, and the Rev. Ralph A. DOWER, pastor of St. Paul's United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery.

OBITS

Oct. 2, 1948 MARGOT FORTUNA, 32 DIES SUDDENLY An article about a popular radio announcer for WAZL. Surviving were her parents Mr. & Mrs. Michael FORTUNA, The following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Nicholas BURDASH, Hazleton; Michael Jr.,and Paul, both at home; Mrs. John CURRILLA, Jr. of Riverdale, MD; Mrs. Paul ROTRUCK, Washington, DC. The article includes a picture of Miss Fortuna.

August 16, 1949 DIED ONE YEAR AGO One year ago tomorrow Hughie McGEEHAN, director of athletics at Hazleton High School, was fatally stricken with a heart attack while attending a meeting at the Green Street School office. (That is the article in its entirety!)

DUPLAN SILK MILL NEWS

Nov. 9, 1950 FAREWELL TO LOOMFIXERS AT ANDREUZZI'S PALM ROOM a long article about the Duplan Silk Mill in which the following names appear:

Joseph FORTUNA     John SHUSCEVICH   T.P.KNOBLAUH       Thomas J.PONIATOWSKI
William PRESSER    John PODLESNIE    Joseph HORNYAK     Tony TARONE
Frank GEORGE       Steve KUCHAR      Michael TERRACINO  Anthony BARTEK
Joseph HORNYAK     Leo STEFANOSKI    Al CRAMER          Joseph  BLAS
Bernard PLEBAN     John GLASKI       Francis IHNAT      John PALETSKI
William KLIMKOSKI  Michael BERISH    Martin LAWRENCE    Steve MARTOL
Joseph SLIZOFSKI   John ROYACK       John BURINSKY      Joseph Maleskie
Michael TERRACINO  Walter BELTZ      Sylvester CHOMA    Edward STEFANOSKI
John MACARA  
Abt 1951 MRS. JENNIE STEFANOSKI HONORED BY CO-WORKERS
A group of employees of the Duplan Corporation held a dinner party at Gus Genetti's Hotel and Restaurant last evening in honor of Mrs. Jennie STEFANOSKI, a former employee of the Duplan......

This article includes the following names:

Anna CIOCHAN      Helen EVANCHO         Esther DERENSIS      Anne GALLAGHER
Jennie LUSCHAK    Margaret BECHTLOFF    Anna PAULSHOCK       Ethel BORIS
Catherine and Margaret PRYZBECK         Ruth BECKETT         Anna DEMI 
Anna HUDOCK       Susan GOMBEDA         Anna SALVATERRA      Rose TEDESCO
Anna OSTROSKI     Dorothy DITTBRENNER   Rita De PALMA        Elizabeth JUGAN
Betty NOJA        Anna KUBIDA           Mary McHUGH          Pauline YEMOLA
Irene SKULSKI
SPORTS

Feb. 20, 1951 GREBEY GIRLS TAKE WIN FROM NESQUERS This article includes the following names: Coach John YAEGER team: LACAVA HAYDEN MASTROTA McLANE MASKORNICK DITTBRENNER. Nesquehoning team: Coach Kitty CURRY team: STERZEN MOSER

1951 UNDEFEATED DURING 1950-51 CAMPAIGN There is a picture of the winning team with the following caption: Front Row (from left)--K. TAYLOR, A.MASTROTA, Co-captain B.McLANE, Co-captain H. DITTBRENNER, P. NUNGESSOR, B.CONTINI. Second Row--Manager M.F.VEALE, N. MASKORNICK, D. BELLINGHAUSEN, S. HAYDEN, D. ROSENBERG, P.GALLAGHER, M. JAMES, Manager P. MINSENBERGER. Back Row--Physical Education Instructor Mrs. M. FORLIANO, J. BUEHLER, J. LaCAVA, E. MIKOLAYCZYK, S. BUCKMAN, Coach John YEAGER.

Winning each of eight games, Coach John Yeager's Grebey Jr.High girls basketball team above was undefeated in its 1950-51 season. The YEAGER lassies have won 65 out of 71 games in the past five seasons even though their opponents are frequently of high school age.

MARRIAGES

Abt 1951 NANCY GOOD IS MARRIED A picture of the bride accompanies this article.

"The marriage of Miss Nancy GOOD, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claude R. GOOD of 526 N. Vine St., Hazleton, to Robert LYNN APPLING of Wichita Kansas took place Saturday afternoon ...in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, NYC...."

Other names mentioned in the article are: Mr. and Mrs Lynn APPLING, Wichita, KS; the REV> Charles B. FOELSCH, NYC; Walter BAKER NYC;Mrs. Kenneth BAYLESS, Hazleton; Lt. Commander Hoke M. SISK, Washington, DC;

MISCELLANEY

There is also another article about Miss GOOD dated 1949 NANCY GOOD IN PARIS where she attended the opening of the French Couturier collection. She was employed as a designer for Judy & Jill stylists in NYC.

ABT 1949/50 MISS BLANCHE BECK ARRIVES AT DAKAR. Mr. & Mrs. Minor C. BECK of 572 N. Church ST. today received word that their daughter Miss Blanche BECK who sailed from New York City on January 28 to become a Methodist missionary in West Africa has arrived at Dakar. This is the most westerly port on the coast of West Africa, and from there she will go to Monrovia where the Methodist Church College is located.....

ABT 1949/50 Miss Lois HOUSEKNECHT 18 of W. 9th St. was admitted to State Hospital yesterday after a car in which she was riding driven by Frank KURDZIEL of 416 W. Green St, West Hazleton collided with a machine operated by Dorothy M. BEARD of 318 N. Main ST., Catawissa. Joseph HAVRILLA a passenger in theBeard auto suffered slight injuries....

ABT 1949/50 WILL CLOSE STORE An A & P food store on West Diamond Avenue near Wyoming Street intersection, which has operated in the same location for many years will shut down with the close of business this week. Joseph DeFALKO, manager of the store, who is well-known for his work with the Boy Scouts activities has been assigned to manage the White Haven A&P store has already assumed his new duties.

1949 TITO RETURNS TO WAZL Thomas TITO has resigned his position on the ececutive staff of the Meadville Broadcasting Co at Meadeville and will resume his former post on the staff of WAZL in this city. David DAVIS who has resigned at the Hazleton Station will leave this week to take a position on the managerial staff of the Meadeville station.

ABT 1953 Mr. and Mrs. Leland WHITFIELD of 738 W. 4th St. have returned from a three-week auto trip through N. Carolina, the Great Smokey Mountains, and Virginia. En route they met the BELTZ & GOLDSWORTHY families, former Hazleton residents, and visited their son and daughter-law, Mr. and Mrs. Charles WHITFIELD.

OBITS

Oct. 2, 1948 MARGOT FORTUNA, 32 DIES SUDDENLY An article about a popular radio announcer for WAZL. Surviving were her parents Mr. & Mrs. Michael FORTUNA, The following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Nicholas BURDASH, Hazleton; Michael Jr.,and Paul, both at home; Mrs. John CURRILLA, Jr. of Riverdale, MD; Mrs. Paul ROTRUCK, Washington, DC. The article includes a picture of Miss Fortuna.

August 16, 1949 DIED ONE YEAR AGO One year ago tomorrow Hughie McGEEHAN, director of athletics at Hazleton High School, was fatally stricken with a heart attack while attending a meeting at the Green Street School office. (That is the article in its entirety!

1918 Fred HOLLAND died at 5:45 this morning of pneumonia. He was born at Stockton and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. (Dortha GICKING) Michael Holland of S. Pine St. He is survived by his wife nee Mary MUNDIE of Stockton and four children. Mrs. HOLLAND and three of the children are ill. Besides his parents the deceased is survived by the following brothers and sisters: William of Freeland; Thomas of Stockton; Charles and Thomas and Mrs. Robert (Catherine) FOX and Mrs. Lewis DITTBRENNER of Hazleton.

September 18, 1944 MOTHER AND TWO CHILDRN FOUND DEAD (Too sad to write in its entirety)
Mrs. William WEBER 26 of 9 W. 2nd St, and her two children, William Teddy aged 2 years and Linda Jane aged 3 1/2 months were found dead from asphyxiation from gas in the kitchen of their home by the husband, a clerk for the Hercules Powder Co.....
Dr. J. Simpson CRATER was called....
Mrs. WEBER is survived by her husband William; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles WALSER; two brothers: Robert WALSER, serving inthe U.S. Navy in Hawaii, and William serving in the U.S.Navy, satationed in San Diego, CA. ...Rev. Dr. J.L.HYNSON will officiate at services.

(The following article was also posted or perhaps the info or paraphrased in a newspaper in Dundalk, Ireland.)
June 6, 1949 WEST HAZLETON FIRE TRAGEDY (Another tale too sad to write in its entirety). A fire gutted the GAIZICK home at 308 Spruce St. West Hazleton. Dead as a result are: Robert GAIZICK 7, Joseph GAIZICK 11, Richard GAIZICK 5, Leo GAIZICK 4, Thomas GAIZICK 2, donald GAIZICK 7 months. The parents William GAIZICK 40 a laborer for the YAMULLA Trucking and Excavating Co. and Mrs. Mary GAIZICK are listed in critical condition at the State Hospital.

Apr 24, 1950 Laura S. WENDELL of 36 Belefonte St. Lock Haven, a native of this city was instantly killed in an auto-truck crash....A companion Martha GEORGE also of Lock Haven was critically injured....
She was a graduate of Hazleton Sr. High School and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of this city....
Miss WENDELL was a daughter of Mrs. Lucy WENDELL of 718 N. Laurel St. Her father George WENDELL who was a city school teacher died 30 years ago.... Miss WENDELL located in Lock Haven about 18 years ago and was the owner and operator of a beauty shoppe there.
She is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Alfred NUSS, Alice WENDELL both of Philadelphia, Conrad WENDELL of Pottstown, John WENDELL of this city.

CONFIRMATIONS AT TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH HAZLETON
confirmations are done between the ages of 12 & 15 years of age.

April 14, 1943 TO BE CONFIRMED AT TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH
June Marie DITTBRENNER, Eleanore Grace DREISEL, Ann Bradford KIRSCHNER, Isabel LEMON, Jeanette Mary McALARNEY, Mary Louise SPARE, Dorothy Mae STEIN, Walter Lee BRANDAU, Gilbert N. BUTTERWICK, William J. CRAIGLE, Earl Joseph DITTBRENNER, Jr., Charles Lawrence GREBEY, Robert Gordon HERR, Jack Winters KRAPF, Charles Edward MEISS, Samuel Charles NOSS, Charles REHRIG, Howard E. SANDER,Jr., Charles Fredrick WAGNER.

April 2, 1944 TO BE CONFIRMED AT TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH
Jean ALLAM, Alva Mae AUBREY, Sally DEISROTH, Ruth BECK, Shirley HARTZEL, Lois HOUSEKNECHT, Janet LAYMAN, Yvonne MOSER, Jacqueline McHALE, Ellen PATTERSON, Janet THOMAS, Virgil ALBERTSON, Robert DIEFENDERFER, Allen DITTBRENNER, Harry ENGLER, David EVANS, Paul HAWKES, Francis HARVEY, Max GOOD, Henry GREEN, David SMITH, Billy SWANK, David WILTSIE.

MARRIAGES
1904 Hazlebrook Couple Wed. Louis DITTBRENNER of Hazlebrook and Miss Mae HOLLAND of Stockton were married yesterday afternoon in St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Freeland by Re. J.J. KUNTZ. The couple will take up housekeeping at Hazlebrook with the best wishes of a large number of friends.

1936 The wedding of Marion HOLLAND and Eugene GALLAGHER was solemnized in St. Gabriel's Church at 9:00A.M. Saturday, preceding a nuptual mass. Mrs. Oswald CLARKE rendered several vocal selections during the ceremony. The bride was attired in white satin with a veil of chantilly lace and carried a bouquet of rose buds and baby breath.
The groom was attended by his brother James GALLGHER.
Mrs. Gallagher was formerly Miss Marion HOLLAND daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel FELLIN of Stockton and was employed by the Duplan Silk Mill Corp.
Mr. Gallagher is the son of Mrs. Anna GALLAGHER of Hazleton.
The young couple will reside on Muir Ave., Hazleton Heights.

MARRIAGE LISCENCE APPLICATIONS May 29, 1937 George R. EVANS.................Sugarloaf
Dorothy M. WAGNER...............Hazleton
George F. WECH..................Hazleton
Evelyn G. BUTLER................Hazleton
Altheda M. DITTBRENNER..........Hazleton

June 26, 1937

In Trinity Lutheran Church at 12 o'clock noon tomorrow, mist Altheda DITTBRENNER daughter of Mrs. Mae DITTBRENNER of 632 Carson St. will become the bride of Walter BELTZ of 580 West Maple St.
Rev. H. Clay BERGSTRESSER pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church will officiate. The bride, who will be given in marriage by her brother Earl, will wear a gown of triple shear chiffon with high lace collar caught in front by a cluster of pearls. Long lace tight-fitting sleeves coming to a poit over the hand and a long train falling from the hip line. Her veil will be of tulle, off-the-face coronation style. she will carry a bouquet of white roses and baby breath.
The best man will be Robert BELLIS, friend of the groom.
The flower girl June DITTBRENNER, niece of the bride, will wear a dress of yellow chiffon and will carry a basket of assorted flowers.
Before the bridal party arrives, a short organ recital will be given by Mrs. BERGSTESSER, organist of the church, and she will accompany miss Anna HINKLE and Victor KIRCHENOERFER who will sing "I Love You Truly" and "THe Sunshine of Your Smile." Mrs. Bergstresser will play Mendelssohn's Wedding March as the bridal party leaves the alter.

January 1939 Miss Marion McAFEE, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William McAFEE of Birbeck St. and Charles DITTBRENNER, Jr., of Halebrook, son of Mr. and Mrs. (Julia WEAVER) Charles DITTBRENNER were married Saturday at St. John's Reformed Church in Freeland. The ceremony was performed by Rev. George W. KOHLER pastor of the church.
Attendants at the wedding were the brother-in-law and sister of the bride Mr. and Mrs. Charles WADLINGER.
the newly-weds were tendered a reception immediately after the ceremony. they will reside at their newly-furnished apartment at 638 McKinley St. Hazleton.

August 13, 1960

The marriage of Miss Dorothy DITTBRENNER 315 E. Broad St., West Hazleton to Anthony T. GREEN of 1306 McFerran St. Phila.,PA took place Saturday afternoon August 13 at St. Stephan's R.C. Church, Phila. Rev MARTIN officiated for the ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Mae DITTBRENNER, West Hazleton while the bridegoom's parents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas GREEN.
Mrs. Michael EVANCHO this city was matron of honor.
The best man was John COAN, Surf City, NJ.

Abt 1951 NANCY GOOD IS MARRIED A picture of the bride accompanies this article.
"The marriage of Miss Nancy GOOD, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claude R. GOOD of 526 N. Vine St., Hazleton, to Robert LYNN APPLING of Wichita Kansas took place Saturday afternoon ...in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity, NYC...."
Other names mentioned in the article are: Mr. and Mrs Lynn APPLING, Wichita, KS; the REV> Charles B. FOELSCH, NYC; Walter BAKER NYC;Mrs. Kenneth BAYLESS, Hazleton; Lt. Commander Hoke M. SISK, Washington, DC;

BIRTHS

October 31, 1937 A son was born to Mr. & Mrs. Calvin FOX of East Boston, Mass. The father, a former resident of Freeland, is the son of John C. FOX, local bottler. The mother was formerly Edna THOMAS of Boston. The baby will be named David Thomas FOX.

February 9, 1940 A son was born at the Hazleton State Hospital to Mr. & Mrs. Charles DITTBRENNER.

November 3, 1949 Mrs. Micharl PESTA of 221 Muir Avenue was admitted to the new St. Joseph Hospital at 12:45 o'clock this morning(. She was the) first parient registered at the modern new institution dedicated on Sunday. Eight minutes later ar 12:53 A.M. Mrs. PESTA gave birth to a daughter, the first child assigned to the Elsie Correale Nursery, one of the outstanding departments of the hospital. Dr. Joseph S. KRISTOFF was the attending physician. May 26, 1949 under Births. Mr. and Mrs. Earl DITTBRENNER of 598 Grant St., Hazleton a daughter at St. Joseph's Hospital. December 21, 1951 Mr. and Mrs. Earl DITTBRENNER a daughter (St. Joseph Hospital). Before her marriage the mother was Henrietta FELLIN. Scott Nielson Price will be baptized today at St. Joseph Hospital. He is the son of William J.G. Price and Sharon Dittbrenner Price. He was born December 9, 1974.

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