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Unidentified Newsclipping -
Henrietta BANNING died in Leyden, Lewis County, New York, July 8, 1866,
aged 24 years.
The subject of this notice, was a bright and shining light
from the day of her conversion, which occurred when she was quite young,
unostentatious and meek in spirit. She gained the confidence of all. Her latest
hours were exceedingly triumphant. She passed away without a cloud.
River Conference - Rome District
Boonville Methodist Episcopal Church
John W. Roberts
July 13, 1866
Submitted by: Mary Jane
Beller, -- Andrew N., son of the late Joseph and Katherine
(Noftsier) Beller, was born in Croghan, N. Y., Nov. 30, 1895; passed away in the
Lewis County Hospital, Lowville, N. Y., on April 4, 1955; aged 59 y. 4 m. 4 d.
He had been ill only a short time although he suffered from a heart condition
for 10 years. Death was attributed to coronary thrombosis. He married Martha
Zehr on Aug. 28, 1929. Surviving are his wife, 2 sons (Thomas, Carthage, N. Y.,
and Nevin, at the home), one daughter (Evelyn, at home), one grandchild, a
sister (Mrs.Viola Wilcox, Croghan, N. Y.), and a brother (John Beller,
Watertown, N. Y.). One sister and one brother preceded him in death. Funeral
services were held at the Croghan Conservative Mennonite Church in charge of
Emanuel Swartzendruber, Leon Martin, and Elias Zehr, with burial in the
(my husband's paternal
Contributed by: Diane
Catherine N. Beller
Born Mrch 20, 1864; Died May 1,
Suday morning , May 1st, occurred the death of Catherine N. Beller,
of Riverbank (Rt 126 along the Black River). She was born March 20, o1864, the
daughter of the late John and Barbara Martin Notsier. The deceased wa taken ill
a week before her death occurred with plural pneumonia. Her last words were,
"I'm going home." She was well known and respected in the community.
husband's great grandmother)
Contributed by: Diane
Obituary - Bruce A.
Brown - May 13, l974
A licensed mechanic and car
salesman, Bruce Atkerson Brown, 55 of Verona, who died recently at kingston
General Hospital following an illness of several months, was buried in Verona
He was born at
Godfrey, a son of the late George A. Brown and his wife the former Maggie Tallen
but has been a Verona resident since 1929.
Mr. Brown was educated at Picadilly and Verona before
attending Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute.
A garage owner and operator, he had
recently received a 25 year award from Texaco Canada Ltd. Prior to building his
own garage in 1948, he worked for his father who also operated a Texaco station.
Mr. Brown attended Trinity United Church here.
He was a member of Albion Lodge 109, A.F. and A.M., the
United Commercial Travellers and the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 260,
A veteran of the Second
World Ware, he served with the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical
Engineers in England, France, The Netherlands and Germany.
Surviving are his wife, the former
Eileen Duffy of Sharbot Lake; two daughters, Mrs. Mel (Diane) Chase, Kingston;
Mrs. Daniel (Paula) Beaudoin of CFB Borden and a sister Mrs. T.(Alfreda) Benson
Lappen of Verona.
were Ted Lansdall, Eugene Vanvolkenburg, William Crosbie, Everton Storms, Harold
Kerr and Gerald Kerr.
by: Beth White
Obituary - George A
Brown - April 13, 1969
Retired auto mechanic George A.
Brown, 79, who died April 13 at the home of his daughter Mrs. Alfreda Lappen,
was buried in Verona Cemetery.
was born at Godfrey, a son of the late Alpheus Brown and his wife, the former
manufactured cheese boxes at Godfrey until 1929 and then became an auto
mechanics, a position he held until his retirement 10 years ago. He was a member
of the United Church.
was a member of the Canadian Order of Foresters since 1912 and Albion Lodge 109,
A.F. and A.M. at Harrowsmith from which he received a 50-year pin and life
membership last summer.
Surviving are a son, Bruce, Verona; a daughter, Mrs. T.B.
(Alfreda) Lappen, Verona; two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Jones, of Souris, Man., Mrs.
Edna Sturgis, Wallaceburg, Ont.; size grandchildren and four great
Carmen Babcock, Jay Stewart, Rupert Storms, Cecil Babcock, Henry Jackson and
MAN, AGED 84,
Adelbert Church, Retired Mechanic, Long
Ill, Was Native of New Bremen.
Lowville, Sept. 12 -
Adelbert Church, 84, of 8 Jefferson street, a retired mechanic, died Saturday at
5:30 p.m. in the Lewis County General Hospital where he had been a patient 20
days. He had been ill for years.
Friends may call tonight at the Virkler funeral home.
Members of the Lowville Elks lodge will call at the funeral home tonight at 7:30
to conduct an Elks service.
funeral will be Tuesday morning at 10:30 at the funeral home. Rev. Donald Berry,
of Adams, will officiate. Burial will be in Lowville rural cemetery.
Surviving Mr. Church are a brother,
Joseph, and two sisters, Miss Emogene Church and Miss Ellamay Church, all of
Mr Church was born at New
Bremen June 28, 1871, son of J. Michael and Lomira Nimocks Church. He never
He was a mechanic more
than 25 years at Lewis county, retiring about 1936.
Contributed by: Ethyle Sauer
Miner (Adelbert Church was my Great
From Lowville, NY,
Thursday, May 7, 1903
services of Eleanor CHURCH were held from the house Monday afternoon at 4
o'clock. Rev. E.C. Petrie officiated.
Contributed by: JOKER32609@aol.com
clipping thought to be from the Northern Journal.
At his residence at Stow’s
Square, New York, on the 28th day of July 1855, CHARLES DAVENPORT, one of the
first settlers of the town of Lowville, in the 71st year of his age.
Mr. Davenport, the subject of this
notice, was a descendant of Thomas Davenport, who emigrated from England, and
settled in Dorchester, in the state of Massachusetts in the year 1640, and was
the third son of Captain Charles Davenport, a person well known to the early
settlers of Lewis County. The deceased was born at Spencertown, Columbia County
in the state, on the 23rd day of October 1784. When but fourteen years of age,
he with his father and family, started from the county of Columbia to find a new
home in the distant and then unknown wilderness region of the “Black River
country” in the Northern New York, which at that time was as great an
undertaking as emigration to the territory of Nebraska or Oregon would be at the
present time. From Fort Stanwix there being no road the journey was performed on
foot, and along a line of markea trees with packs on their backs over hills,
logs, and streams, this sturdy family trudged along in search of their new home.
On the 10th day of November A.D. 1799, they arrived at Stow’s Square in the town
of Lowville, then in the northern part of Oneida County, now in the county of
Lewis, where they formed a settlement. At this time there were in the town of
Lowville only two families, but they formed a nucleus about which soon gathered
a strong and robust population, before whom, the mighty forest was taught to bow
and over soil, then darkened by its foliage, bright fields of grain and
beautiful landscapes were destined to spread themselves before the admiring
Melancholy is the thought
that those old sturdy pioneers, the first and early settlers of our county, the
fathers of our enterprising and industrious population, with whose faces we have
become so familiar, and about whom and the stories of their adventures of
earlier years we listen with such romantic interest, are silently but surely,
one by one passing away forever.
Being of a modest and retiring disposition and very strongly
attached to his family and his home, the deceased out of his own town was not
very well known, but in the bosom of his family and in the society of his
intimate friends and the retirement of private life where true worth should
always be sought for, he was well known as a tender husband a loved and
indulgent parent a true friend and an honorable man. He was a man of naturally a
strong robust constitution, well fitted for the hardships which fell to the lot
of the early settlers, but disease settling upon him he was suddenly cut down,
but having a firm and unwavering trust in God through His mercy, he has gone to
dwell with Him in Heaven, leaving his widow and a large family and many friends
to mourn his loss.
believed to have
been posted in the Boonville Herald.
Turin, Feb. 23, Duncan K. Ferguson, aged 75 years, died
Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J.H. Radley of this place. Mr.
Ferguson had been ill for over a year. He was born in Frankstown, Canada, in
1846, and came to this country when about 18 years of age.
In 1868 he married Permelia
mcGlachlin of Pinney Settlement. They at once began housekeeping at that place,
where they lived up the the time of his death, with the exception of a few
winters spent in the homes of their children.
Mr. Ferguson was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church at
Pinney Settlement, and was always an earnest Christian worker. He was a kind and
helpful friend and neighbor and will be greatly missed in the community.
He is survived by his widow, also
five children: E.H. Ferguson of Norfolk, William F. Ferguson of Springfield,
Mass.; Mrs. C.W. DeVol of Stockton, Cal.; Mrs. J.W. Steenberg of Utica, and Mrs.
J.H. Radley of Turin, also 13 grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren.
Funeral services will be held
Saturday 1:30 p.m. from the Port Leyden Methodist Church, Rev. Evan Evans and
rev. Reuben Kline of Port Leyden will officiate.
Submitted by JoAnn DiDonato
OLDEST RESIDENT TAKEN BY DEATH
Mrs. Pamelia L.
Ferguson, 92, oldest resident of the town of Turin died Friday, January 17, 1944
morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clara Radley, which whom she had been
living with for several years.
Pamelia L. McGlachlin was born in Watson, Lewis County,
September 16, 1848. She was the daughter of the late Ephram and Eunice Fenton
McGlachlin, In 1868 she was married to Duncan K. Ferguson who passed away in
1922. Their entire married life was spent on a farm in Pinney Settlement near
She was a charter
member of the Bethel Baptist Church at piney Settlement and later became
affiliated with the Turin Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by one brother, George McGlachlin 94 years,
two sons, Eugene Ferguson of Norfolk and William Ferguson of Springfield, Mass,
three daughters, Mrs. Emogene DeVol San Diego, Calif., Mrs. Clara Radley Turin
and Mrs. J.W. Sternbergh, West Winfield, 12 grandchildren and over 30 great
were held Monday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Clara Radley. Rev. Paul Harris,
pastor of the Methodist Church officiated. The bearers were George H. Fiestimel,
Fred B. Manning, Willard J. Higby and Frank Kapfer.
Among the floral tributes were wreaths from St. Regis
office, Norfolk and Pulp and Sulphite Local No. 112, Norfolk.
Relatives and friends from out of
town who attended the service were Eugene Ferguson, Norfolk, William Ferguson,
Mrs. And Mrs. G.P. McDonald, Springfield, Mass, Mrs. and Mrs. Andrew B Radley
and sons, Robert and john, Rochester. Mrs. and Mrs. Budd Radley, New Hartford,
Mr. And Mrs. Eugene Peebles and Miss Agnes Ferguson Lowville, Mrs. Leon Simser,
The body was placed
in the Port Leyden vault to await burial in the spring.
Submitted by JoAnn DiDonato - Great Great Granddaughter of Pamelia Louisa McGlachlin
From the Journal and
Republican this undated article from 1907: PROMINENT WOMAN DEAD
Mrs. G. H. P. Gould of Lyons Falls Passes Away
Had Been in Delicate Health for Some Time--Last Sickness Was
of Only a Few Days Duration--Was Dearly Loved by all Who Knew Her--The Funeral
Was Held Monday Afternoon in Lyons Falls.
Lyons Falls, May 8.--The community was startled by the
announcement just before noon Friday, May 3, of the death of Nellie CHURCH
GOULD, wife of G. Henry P. Gould of this village, which occurred at 10:50 a.m.
Mrs. Gould had been ill of a light attack of pneumonia since Sunday. Owing to
the fact that she had been in more or less delicate health for some years from
an asthmatic difficulty, she was an easy prey to the dread malady, which left
her without the strength to rally from the ravages of fever usual in such cases.
Deceased was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Artemus M. Church and was fifty-one
and one-half years of age. Nearly her whole life had been spent here. In 1893
she was united in marriage with Mr. Gould. Besides her husband she is survived
by a daughter, Eleanor Gould; a step-daughter Mrs. Louis E. Babcock; a stepson
Harry P. Gould and her mother Mrs. Ellen Church of Lyons Falls; one brother A.
M. Church of Boonville, and a sister Mrs. Herrick R. Schell of Knights Ferry,
California. About a year previous to her marriage deceased returned with her
mother from California, were they had made their home for eight years with her
sister, Mrs. Schell. Mrs. Gould was a graduate of Lowville Academy, where with
other studies she became proficient as a pianist. She possessed a charming
personality which was the outgrowth of a native refinement of rare delicacy
"None knew her but to love her.
None named her but to praise."
might well be spoken of this gentle, womanly woman of whom a
life long friend recently said; "Her courtesy is unfailing and in her judgement
of others she is more than charitable." Her Christianity was broad in the best
sense of that term. She became a member of the Forest Presbyterian church early
in life and was closely identified with its interests, as a teacher in the
Sunday school. For some time she had been the County Superintendent of the Young
Woman's Christian Temperance Union and secretary of the local Woman's Christian
Temperance Union as well. The best well being of the people of the community was
close to her heart and of late she had interested herself in a curfew ordinance
which she hoped to see established in the village. Having had an unusually large
circle of friends her loss will be widely felt. The funeral services were held
from the family residence at 1 p.m. Monday and were largely attended. Rev. C. F.
Kittredge of Lyons Falls and Rev. William C. Spicer of Gloversville were the
officiating clergymen. The floral tributes were unusually numerous and
beautiful. Among them was a wreath of white carnations, roses and ferns from the
Young Woman's Christian Temperance Union. The bearers were D. E. Jones of
Lowville, C. M. Waters, ? C. Merriam, C. L. J. Ager, T. W. Brown and O. E. Davis
of Lyons Falls. Interment was made in the family plot in the cemetery at Port
Another article from 9
May 1907 issue of Journal and Republican, Lowville, NY
--A large concourse of people
assembled at the residence of G.H.P. Gould to attend the funeral services of
Mrs. Gould, who died on Friday, May 3d. The services were conducted by Rev. Mr.
Kittredge of this place and Rev. William C. Spicer, of Gloversville. The floral
tributes were many and beautiful, testifying to the love and esteem of her many
friends. Her's was one of those natures whom to know is to love. The family have
the sympathy of the whole community. Of near relatives present from out of town
were Mrs. Orvis, Mrs. Conger and Mrs. Pike of Gouverneur; Dr. Frank Church of
Utica, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Church of Boonville and Mrs. Webster Gordon of
[unknown newspapers - probably Rome Sentinel]
GREINER - On Thursday, Feb. 26, 1931, in this city, Godfrey
Greiner, aged 86 years.
funeral will be held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Susan Fogarty, 513 W.
Liberty street on Monday at 9 a. m. and at St. Mary's Church at 9:30 a. m. where
a requiem high mass will be celebrated. Interment in St. Joseph 's cemetery,
Retired Lewis County
Faermer Succumbs at Home of Daughter Here.
Godfrey Greiner, 86, retired farmer, succumbed to an illness
of several months at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank J. Fogarty at 513
Liberty street, last evening.
Born in Germany, April 30, 1845, a son of the late Francis
and Catherine Leofler Greiner, he came to this country with his parents in 1849.
His parents, among the first settlers of Ava, later, moved to West Leyden where
they engaged as farmers. Upon their death Mr. Greiner conducted the farm.
He continued his residence at West
Leyden until September 1916 when he retired. Since that time he had resided with
relatives in Rome and Utica.
staunch Democrat, Mr. Greiner, had held several town and county offices, serving
for several years as overseer of the poor in the town of Lewis. He was also a
member and officer in the West Leyden Grange. He was united in marriage with
Mary S. Ritzel at St. Mary's Church in this city, April 3, 1872 by the Rev.
Father P. J. Smith, then pastor.
Surviving besides his wife are these children: Frank J. of
Utica, Mrs. Fogarty in this city, Mrs. John Hamiln in New York City, Mrs. Fred
Blackstone of Chadwicks, Mrs. Raymond J. Parker, Miss Lena M. Greiner and Mrs.
Earl L. Carey all of Utica. He also leaves 17 grandchildren and two
by Lisa Slaski
GREINER, MARY S.
[unknown newspapers - probably Rome
GREINER - On Thursday, March 12,
1931, in this city, Mrs. Mary S. Greiner, aged 84 years.
--The funeral will be held at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Susan Fogarty, 513 W. Liberty street on Saturday at 8
a. m. and at St. Mary's Church at 8:30 a. m. where a requiem high mass will be
celebrated. Interment in St. Joseph's cemetery, Utica.
Stricken at Daughter's Home Just Two
Weeks After Husband's Demise
Mary S. Greiner, 84, died Thursday, a. m. of pneumonia after a five-day illness,
just two weeks after the death of her husband. Mrs. Greiner passed away at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Susan Fogarty of 513 W. Liberty street where she had
made her home since the spring of last year. Her husband, Godfrey Greiner, died
Mrs. Greiner was
born in the town of Ava, June 24, 1846, a daughter of the late Alexander and
Catherine Ritzel. She was the last member of a family of five.
In St. Mary's Church here on April
3, 1872, she married the late Mr. Greiner. Most of their wedded life was spent
in West Leyden. They came to this city in 1916 and lived here until 1924, when
they went to Utica to reside. They returned here last spring.
Surviving are these children: Frank
J. Greiner of Utica. Mrs. Fogarty in Rome, Mrs. John Hamlin of New York City,
Mrs. Fred Blackstone of Chadwicks, Mrs. Raymond Parker, Mrs. Earl Carey and Miss
Lena Greiner, all of Utica. She also leaves 17 grandchildren and two
by Lisa Slaski
Mrs. Delana Griffin
Limerick- Mrs. Delana Griffin,
72, formerly of Martinsburg, widow of Karl Griffin, was pronounced dead on
arrival at Mercy Hospital, Watertown, Tuesday at 5:42 PM.
The funeral will be Friday at 2PM at
the Virkler Funeral Home, Lowville, with the Rev. Kenneth Lord, pastor of the
Methodist Church, Lowville, officiating. Spring burial will be in the
call at the funeral home tonight from 7 to 9, and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to
Surviving are a daughter,
Mrs. Wanna Rizzo,Canton; a son, Ronald, East Syracuse; three grandchildren; two
brothers, Warren Adams, Phoenix, and Robert Adams, Lowville,R.D.;and three
sisters, Mrs.Clara Ward, Turin, Mrs Bessy Ticknor, Oneida, and Mrs. Kelsey Doud,
Mrs. Griffin was born in
West Martinsburg, April 27, 1894, a daughter of Nathan and Fannie Bibbons,
Adams. She was married to Karl Griffin in 1929. Mr Griffin, a painter, died in
Martinsburg, December 14,1948. Mrs. Griffin continued to live in Martinsburg
untill 1959 when she came to Watertown to live with her daughter. She had lived
in Limerick since October 1966.
Submitted by: Ronald E.
-- Saturday morning,
Oct. 20th, at the old Kempf homestead in New Bremen, occurred the death of Peter
Kempf, an old an respected resident of this town. Mr. Kempf was born in France,
Dec. 24, 1827, and immigrated to this country in 1846, being one of the early
settlers of this town. In 1852 he married Catherine Hirschey and ten children
was the result of the union, seven of whom are now living. He was a devoted
husband and father, a man of sterling character and highly respected throughout
the whole community. he came to this country with his mother, four brothers and
one sister. They had no means at that time, but Mr. Kempf acccumulated a nice
property. The funeral was held at the Evangelist Baptist church and was largely
attended. Interment was made at the cemetery there. Surviving are his wife, two
brothers, Chris and Andrew, of Roanoke, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. Anna Yoder. of
Fairbury, Ill., and seven daughters, Mrs. S. G. Virkler, Mrs. B. T. Farney, of
Beaver Falls; Mrs. J. C. Farney, of Kirschnerville; Mrs. Sarah Lehman, Mrs. S.
J. Virkler, of New Bremen; Mrs. J. E. Farney and Mrs. C. E. Schwendy, of
(my GG grandfather)
Death of Mrs.
At her home in Kirschnerville on
Thursday morning, occurred the death of Mrs. John Kirsch, Sr. a highly esteemed
and respected resident, after a lingering illness. She was sixty-two years of
age on the 30th of April, last and had resided in this community for a great
Mrs. Kirsch was a
devout member of St. Stephen's Church, of which she was a convert. She was a
good neighbor and had many warm friends.
Besides her husband she is survived by four sons, Henry,
John, William and Charles, and two daughters, Mrs. Harry of Oswegatchie and Mrs.
Adolph Sauter of Lowville.
funeral was largely attended from St. Stephen's Church on Saturday morning at 10
o'clock. The pall bearers were her four sons and two son-in-laws. Internment was
made in St. Peter's Cemetery.
Mary Dehil Kirch was born april 1851 in Bavaria, her family immigrated to
America in 1860, she died May 01, 1914, and was buried May 03, 1914) Presented
Miner , a great great niece of Mary
Dehil's husband, John Kirch.
Lehman. -- Chris W.,
son of the late Peter and Cathrine (Widrick) Lehman, was born near Beaver Falls,
N.Y., Nov. 24, 1864; passed away at his home near New Bremen, N.Y., Dec. 8,
1948; aged 84 y. 14 d. On Oct. 29, 1891, he was married to Mary Zehr, of Indian
River, N.Y., who predeceased him on May 14, 1947. One son (Michael) died of the
flu in 1918. Surviving are 7 sons and 5 daughters, 62 grandchildren, 15
great-grandchildren, 3 brothers, and a large number of other relatives and
friends. He was a member of the First Mennonite Church of New Bremen. Funeral
services were conducted at the church by Gordon Schrag on Dec. 12. Text: I
Thess. 4:13-18. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Lowville, Dec, 10.--Funeral services
for Christian W. Lehman, 84, New Bremen, who died at his home on Wednesday after
an illness of several years, will be held Sunday at 1:30 p. m. at the First
Mennonite church of New Bremen, following aa prayer at the home at 1 p. m.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
A retired farmer, father of 12 and grandfater of 62, Mr.
Lehman had lived in New Bremen since 1928 when he moved from a farm in Beaver
Falls where he had lived for 41 years. His wife, the former Miss Mary Zehr, died
Mr. Lehman was born Nov. 24, 1864, in
Croghan, a son of Peter and Katherine Widrick Lehman. He was a member of the
First Mennonite church of New Bremen.
(my great grandfather)
Contributed by: Diane
Mrs. John Lehman
Dead at 78
Beaver Falls -- Mrs.
Lovina M. Lehman, 78, wife of John Z. Lehman, this village, was pronounced dead
on arrival at the Lewis County General Hospital Sunday afternoon at 4:30. She
had been in ill health several years.
The funeral will be Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 at the
family home and at 2 in the United Methodist Church, Main Strreet, Beaver Falls,
with Rev. Bruce Chapman, pastor officiating. Burial will be in the Evangelical
Baptist Church Cemetery, Croghan.
The body was taken from the Virkler Funeral Home to the
family home where friends may call.
Contributions may be made to the Heart Fund in Mrs. Lehman's
name. Besides her husband she is survived by three sons, Virgil and Eldred,
Croghan, R.D. 1, and Darwin Beaver Falls; two daughters, Mrs. Henry (Beverly)
Kloster, Croghan, R.D. 1, and Mrs. Melvin (Glenda) Kipfer, Croghan; a sister,
Mrs. Alvin (Martha) Steiner, Croghan, R.D.; 18 grandchildren, and 10
born at Beaver Falls, May 11, 1895, daughter of Samuel G. and Magdalena Kepmf
Virkler and had resided in Beaver Falls all her ilfe. On June 21, 1922 she
married John Z. Lehman and the couple operated a farm near Beaver Falls for many
years. He was also a bus driver for Beaver Falls School 28 years. Mrs. Lehman
was a member of the United Methodist Church, Beaver Falls, and was an ardent
daughter of Michael and Katherine Zehr, was born at Croghan, N.Y., Nov. 21,
1867; passed away at her home, near New Bremen, N.Y., May 14, 1947; aged 79 y. 5
m. 23 d. On Oct. 29, 1891 she was united in marriage to Christian Lehman, who
survives. Also surviving are 12 children (Benjamin, of Croghan; John, Beaver
Falls, N.Y.; Samuel, Castorland, N.Y.; Mabel-Mrs. Benjamin Martin, and
Ellen-Mrs. John Widrick, both of Lowville, N.Y.; Erwin, of Beaver Falls;
Adah-Mrs.Reuben Lyndaker, Belford, N.J.; Catherine-Mrs. Leon Widrick, of
Croghan; Norman, Hamburg, N.Y.; William, of New Bremen; Mary-Mrs. Seth Lehman,
and Addison, both of Bever Falls), 60 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 2
sisters (Mrs. Joseph Yousey, of Beaver Falls; and Mrs. Harold Chaffee, of
Hamburg), and 2 brothers (Michael, Adams, N.Y.; and Benjamin F., of Croghan).
One son predeceased her. Funeral services, in charge of Gordon Schrag, were held
May 18 at the First Mennonite Church, near New Bremen, of which she was a
member. Text: Ps. 23. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
(my great grandmother)
BISH. PETER LEHMAN
OBITUARY was born on the 16th of July 1829, in Harperich, Canton Grosztennchen,
Alsace Lorraine, Europe. On the 15th of February 1852, he emigrated to America
and founded a peaceful home here, where he spent the remainder of his days. On
the 23d of November 1858, he was united in matrimony with Catharine Lehman (nee
Widrich). The union was blessed with ten children, all of whom survive him,
together with fifteen grandchildren. One grandchild preceded him 12 years and 4
months ago. He labored faithfully in the ministry of God's word for about
twenty-eight years in our Amish congregation in Lewis Co., N. Y., and 8 years
and 7 months as bishop. His death was caused by asthma and occurred at 6 o'clock
on the morning of the 14th of July 1896. His remains were laid in their last
earthly resting place followed by a sorrowing family and congregation, whom he
had for many years served as a faithful and loving natural and spiritual father.
May God comfort the bereft hearts. Christian Lehman
(my GG grandfather)
Contributed by: Diane
Advocate - October 23, 1873
Miss Frances MCFARREN died at
the home of her parents, in Cherry Valley, Otsego County, New York, September
25, 1873, aged 25 years.
Our dear sister
passed to her crown and palm triumphantly, having a "blessed immortality" in
full vision. For nearly half her years she has been connected with the Methodist
Episcopal Church in Cherry Valley. She was evidently more than an average
Christian. Interested in the prosperity of the Church, she was faithful in the
social meetings and in the Sunday-school. She has been called to "pass under the
rod" however. Once before her last sickness had she been brought very low, to be
raised up again in answer to "prayers of faith." Last February, however, she was
brought again into suffering, and passed seven weary months of illness waiting
for her release. In "our Father's" good time it came, and she has entered into
rest. Her words of cheer and triumph at the last remain a precious legacy to her
friends and the Church. They need not to be written here; they are treasured in
many hearts. Ma! y we triumph so when our hour shall come, and be able to enter
the "city" as those who have waited the opening of the "pearly gates."
Cherry Valley, October 9, 1873
Rev. Gordon Moore
Miss Mekkelson Dies
at Age 16
Port Leyden - Miss
Nancy E. Mekkelson, 16-year-old daughter of Norman and Laura Webster Mekkelson,
died Saturday in her Quarry Street home after an illness of several weeks.
She was born in Lowville and was a
junior in the Port Leyden Central School. She was a member of the First
Congregational Church, its Christian Endeavor, the Willing Workers 4-H Club and
the TAP society of the high school.
Besides her parents, she leaves three sisters, Judith,
Christine and Janet, and a brother, Robert, all at home.
The funeral will be at 2 tomorrow
from the First Congregational Church with the Rev. Allan R. Moseley, pastor,
officiating. A prayer service in the family home will precede that church
service. The body will be placed in the Gould memorial vault with burial next
spring in Port Leyden Cemetery.
Calling hours are at the convenience of callers.
Utica, Oneida, New York
Contributed by Jane A.
who is not related.
Elizabeth "Betty" A. Moore
October 20, 2003
Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Moore formerly of Houseville and Francis Street
Martinsburg N.Y. died peacefully at the Presbyterian Home in New Hartford N.Y on
Monday October 20, 2003.
born in Gouverneur New York the daughter of Howard Roy Weedmark and Mary E Apple
Weedmark and was the adopted daughter of Charles J Maxiner and M. Beatrice
Gouverneur Schools and graduated from the Watertown School of Commerce in 1926.
She resided in Watertown, New York working for the Bagley and Sewall Company and
later with her late husband Arthur C Moore operated Moore Northern Haulers
Trucking Co., Inc. of Watertown, New York. In later years she worked at the
Lewis County Court House in Lowville New York in the Lewis County Historians
Office assisting G. Byron Bowen in the publication of the 1970 "History of Lewis
County" and later was Secretary for the Lewis County Mental Health Clinic until
her retirement in 1975.
She was a
member of Zenith Capter #346 Order of the Eastern Star and before affiliating
with Zenith Chapter served as Matron for two terms with Dirigo Chapter #390 of
Turin N.Y. She was a past president of the Turin Civic Club and the Lewis County
Women's Republican club and was a member of the Lewis County Historical Society,
The Martinsburg Historical Society, Constable Hall Association and the
Martinsburg United Methodist Church. She was active in bowling leagues in Turin
and Constableville and the Turin Women's Golf league.
In recent years she was a director of the Meadows Tenants
Association in New Hartford N.Y. and at the time of her death was Treasurer of
the Sunset Wood Tenants Association of New Hartford, N.Y.
A marriage to George T. McMahon of
Watertown, N.Y.and Sackets Harbor N.Y. ended in divorce. On November 3, 1941 she
was united in marriage to Arthur Clifford Moore. Mr Moore died on June 21,
Elizabeth is survived by
three daughters, Constance D Benson and husband Michael of New Hartford, N.Y.,
Cora J Kaufman of Port St Lucie Fl. and Patricia Ann Regan and husband Larry of
Jensen Beach Fl. A stepdaughter Mrs. Lois Wilson of Parishville, New York. Two
sons Thomas P. Moore and wife Elaine of Syracuse N.Y. and Richard G. Moore of
New Breman, N.Y. Also surviving are many beloved Grandchildren. Three Step-sons
William D Moore, Arthur Claire Moore and Donald Moore and a step daughter
Elizabeth A Schweitzer died before her.
In memory of Elizabeth, in lieu of Flowers, those friends so
wishing may make donations to the Martinsburg United Methodist Church, c/o the
United Methodist Church, 7618 N. State Street, Lowville, N.Y. 13367.
A funeral service with Rev. Mary K.
Guy, Pastor of the Lowville United Methodist Church Officiating will be held on
Saturday Oct. 25th 2003 at 11 AM at the Virkler-Percoski Funeral Home 7676 N.
State Street Lowville N.Y. Calling hours will be 7-9 PM on Friday October 24,
2003. Burial will be in Martinsburg Cemetery.
Submitted by her daughter Patricia
April 16, 1885, pg. 3
On Thursday April 8, occurred the death of
Stephen Murphy, one of the pioneers of this section, in the 84th year of his
age. Mr. Murphy was born in Rensselaer county, fifteen miles from Albany in
1801; in 1825 he went to Canada and remained there until 1828 when he married
Caroline Sleighter; in 1829 he moved to what is now the town of Lyonsdale and
settled on the east side of Black river, about half-way between Kelsey’s mills
(now Port Leyden) and High Falls (now Lyons Falls). The first permanent
settlement was made in the town by Caleb Lyon at Lyonsdale in 1819. Your
correspondent thinks that at the time Mr. Murphy settled here that Daniel Sears
and Eben Kelsey owned the land where Port Leyden village now is located on the
west side of Black river and Rufus Lyon owned the land on the east side of the
river now embraced in the village limits. When Mr. Murphy settled here this
section of the country was an almost unbroken wilderness and he has lived for
fifty-six years where he first located. He had five sons by his first wife, all
of whom are now living at Warren, Illinois. In 1841 he married Widow Tyler
(former Harriet Pinney); there were no children from this marriage. In 1885 he
married Widow Pitcher (formerly Achsah Fisk) who now survives him. They have two
children, Dr. Stephen Murphy of Glendale and Smith Murphy, who now lives at
home. Mr. Murphy has been a member of the M.E. church for nearly fifty years and
his demise will be deeply felt in the councils of that society. He was strictly
temperate, of a quiet disposition and respected by all. His funeral was held at
the M. E. church at this place, Saturday, April 11, and was largely attended, a
number of relatives and friends being present from Boonville.
Fjelstad , Cottage Grove, WI, Pitcher
newspaper - 1980
Abbey Newton is Dead at 59
COPENHAGEN - Mrs. Abbey G. Newton, 59, RD 1, died Friday at
the Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville, where she had been a patient for
will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Piddock Funeral Home, Adams, with Rev.
James McEathron, pastor of the Adams Center Baptist Church, officiating. Spring
burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Rodman.
Calling hours at the funeral home will be from 7 to 9 p.m.
Sunday. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Surviving are her husband Kenneth,
three daughters, Mrs. John (Mary-Lou) Knapp, Adams Center, Mrs. Richard (Helen)
Buddenhagen, Marion and Mrs. Cole (Cindy) Filson, Worth; two sons, Van and
Timothy, Barnes Corners; nine grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Vincent (Esther)
Bonneville, Long Beach, Calif.,; a niece and a nephew.
She was born March 2, 1920 at
Enosburgh, Vt., the daughter of Walter and Emily Bouche White. She attended
Immaculate Heart Academy in Watertown.
She married Kenneth Newton at Copenhagen, June 24, 1939. The
couple kived all their married life in the Copenhagen area.
She was a former member of the
Death Index record showing her first name spelled as Abbie, not Abbey. The 1930
Federal US Census record also indicates her name was spelled Abbie. As you will
notice, the Social Security Death Index indicates her birth year as 1921 rather
than 1920. I don't know which is correct at this time.
daughter of the late Christian and Katherine (Yousey) Noftsier, was born in
Lewis Co., N. Y., Feb. 28, 1871; died Jan. 6, 1943; aged 17 y. 10m. 9 d. She was
united in marriage with Joseph Noftsier. She is survived by 5 children (Mrs.
David Zehr, Raymond, Ervin of Lowville, N. Y., Mrs. John Roggie, and Mrs. Aaron
Zehr of Carthage, N. Y.), 17 grandchildren, 11 foster grandchildren, and 1
great-grandchild. Her husband and 5 children preceed her in death. She united
with the Amish Mennonite Church at Croghan, N. Y., in her youth and remained
faithful to the end. For the past few years she has been in ill health. A week
before her death she suffered a cerebral hemorrhagee at the home of her son
Raymond. Funeral services were conducted Jan, 9 at the home by Bro. Allen
Gingerich and at the Amish Mennonite Church at Croghan by Bro. Joseph J. Zehr.
Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Noftsier. - Anna, daughter of the late Christian and Kathryn
(Yousey) Noftsier, was born in Lewis Co., N.Y., Feb. 28, 1871; died Jan. 6,
1943; aged 71 y. 10 m. 9 d. She was united in marriage with Joseph Noftsier. She
is survived by 5 children (Mrs. David Zehr, Raymond, Ervin of Lowville, N.Y.,
Mrs. John Roggie, and Mrs. Aaron Zehr of Carthage, N.Y.); also 1 foster son
(Romeyn of Beaver Falls, N.Y.), 2 brothers (Peter of Croghan, N.Y. and Emmanuel
of Carthage, N.Y.), 17 grandchildren, 11 foster grandchildren, and 1
great-grandchild. Her husband and 5 children preceded her in death. She united
with the Amish Mennonite Church at Croghan, N.Y. in her youth and remained
faithful to the end. For the past few years she has been in ill health. A week
before her death she suffered a cerebral hemorrhage at the home of her son,
Raymond. Funeral services were conducted Jan. 9 at the home of Bro. Allen
Gingerich and at the Amish Mennonite Church at Croghan by Bro. Joseph J. Zehr.
Burial in adjoining cemetery.
"Mother thou art sweetly resting,
Here thy toils and cares are o'er;
Pain and sickness, death and sorrow,
Never can distress thee more."
(my husband's great grandmother)
Contributed by: Diane
The death of Mrs.
Barbara Noftziger, which occurred at 10 o'clock Monday morning is a particularly
sad one for her children following so soon the death of her husband. She passed
away diring the time the funeral services were being held for her husband. Mrs.
Noftziger had been ill for a week of bronchial pneumonia, following an attack of
the grip. She was a daughter of the late Joseph and Barbara Ebersol Martin and
was born in France on April 10, 1888, coming to this country when eight years of
age. She was a woman posessed of a cherry, congenial temperament, and had the
respect and esteam of her neighbors and acquaintances. She is survived by four
daughters, Mrs. Catharine Beller, of Carthage; Mrs. Jacob Stolzfus, of Lowville;
Mrs. Daniel B. Moser, of Belfort; and Mrs. David Farney of Croghan. She also
leaves one sister, Mrs. Michael Zehr, of Indian River. Her funeral services will
be held from the Amish church at 10 o'clock Thursday morning.
(my husband's GG grandmother)
Joseph Noftsier, 62
died suddenly at this home on a farm about two miles north of this village about
5 p. m. Sunday, January 25. Mr. Noftsier had just brought in an armful of wood,
when he was seized with a heart attack and died in his chair. He had been
suffering from heart trouble for several years, although he was able to attend
to his farm work. Besides his wife, Anna Noftsier, he is survived by the
following named children; Romeyn, of Kirschnerville; Raymond and Irving
Noftsier, of Beaver Falls; Mrs. David Zehr, of Lowville; Mrs. John Roggie and
Mrs. Aaron Zehr, of Carthage, and a sister, Mrs. Joseph Roggie of Croghan.
Funeral service were held Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 10 a. m. at the Amish church at
Croghan. Burial in the Amish Cemetery at Croghan.
(my husband's great grandfather)
Contributed by: Diane
John Noftziger, one
of the oldest residents of this section, passed away after a two days illness of
the grip at 10:30 Friday night. Mr. Noftziger was born in Germany and was 88
years, 9 months and 10 days of age. he left his native home when eleven years of
age and has been a life-long resident of this locality. He had been married 58
years and his aged widow is seriously ill at this writing. Mr. Noftziger was a
farmer by occupation and was an honest, industrious man. Besides his widow he is
survived by four daughters, Mrs. Catharine Beller, of Carthage; Mrs. Daniel B.
Moser, of Belfort; Mrs. Jacob Stolzfus, of Lowville, and Mrs. David Farney of
this place. His funeral services were largely attended from the Amish church at
10 o'clock Monday morning, the interment taking place at Kirschnerville.
(my husband's GG grandfather)
sad affliction has befallen this family in Turin Twp., Lewis Co., N. Y. Since
the 7th November 1891 six of the family have been called away by death, as
Susanna Nafziger, on the
7th of November 1890, aged 22 years. Samuel Nafziger, on the 13th of June 1891,
of black diphtheria, aged 7 Y., 10 M., 10 D.
Christian Nafziger, father of the family, on the 25th of
June 1891, of the same disease, aged 51 Y., 3 M., 5 D.
Joseph Nafziger, on the 31st of June
1891, of the same disease, aged 16 Y. 14 D.
Catharine Nafziger, on the 1st of July 1891, aged 26 Y., 4
M., 18 D. John Nafziger, on the 16th of July 1891, aged 13 Y., 3 M., 11 D., both
of the same terrible disease.
this malady is infectious no one was allowed to visit the sufferers, and the
dead were buried by the physicians and the remaining members of the household.
May God in his infinite mercy comfort and bless the surviving ones.
(my husband's great
Contributed by: Diane
From an undated
unknown newspaper probably 1976:
Eleanor Gould Ogden
Port Leyden-Mrs. Eleanor Gould Ogden, 80, only daughter of
the late G.H.P. Gould, former owner of the Gould Paper Co., Lyons Falls, died
Saturday, May 1, at her home in New York City.
She was a summer resident of Alexandria Bay and Wellesley
Island for many years.
service was held at the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church Chapel, New York,
last Tuesday morning at 11. There was a graveside service Wednesday afternoon at
2 at the Port Leyden Cemetery, with Rev. John Sharp, pastor of the First
Presbyterian Church, Lowville, officiating.
Contributions may be made to New York Hospital, 68th St. and
York Ave. Mrs. Ogden is survived by her husband, Samuel Burr Ogden; a
granddaughter, Susan S. Tuttle, Los Angeles, Calif.; nieces and nephews
including Mrs. Jane G.Allen, Lyons Falls, Mrs. Mary G. Markham, Constableville,
Mrs. Nancy Carr, New York, H. Peter Gould, Houston, Texas, and Gene B. Gould,
She was born
in Lyons Falls Dec 20, 1895, daughter of G.H.P. and Nellie Church Gould. Mr.
Gould, who died June 8, 1919 was the owner of the Gould Paper Co.
Mrs. Ogden attended school in Lyons
Falls and was graduated from Mrs. Merrill's School in New Rochelle. She married
Donald S. Tuttle in 1917. The marriage ended in divorce.
Their son, Dr. Stewart Gould Tuttle,
died Oct 23, 1963 at the age of 39.
She married Navy Capt. Samuel Burr Ogden on Dec. 10, 1949 in
New York City.
newspaper - Feb 10, 1887
Died in Martinsburg, January 12, 1887, Mrs. Lydia Pitcher,
widow of the late Reuben Pitcher, in the ninety-seventh year of her age.
The subject of this sketch was born
in Vermont, November 20, 1790. she removed to Martinsburgh when quite young, and
was married to Reuben Pitcher when but fifteen years of age, and together they
commenced keeping house in a log shanty, erected by themselves, surrounded by a
vast wilderness. Here they spent sixty-two years happily, amid all the toils and
privations of that period. Many incidents have we heard her relate of what the
early settlers had to endure. One incident in particular, which we will mention,
occurred at the time of the war in 1812. In the absence of her husband (who was
called to Sacketts Harbor as a soldier) news reached the little settlement that
the Indians were about to come upon and massacre all the white settlers. With
great courage and presence of mind she yoked a pair of oxen to a sled, and with
her two little ones, drove to her nearest neighbor, a quarter of a mile away,
She was endowed with
a strong constitution and great energy of mind. Her husband was called to his
home in 1866, aged eighty-two years. Since that event she has resided with her
youngest son, Lewis A. Pitcher, mostly where she enjoyed the kindest of care.
She was the last representative of the former generation, of both her own and
husband’s family. Besides the care of a large family, she kindly cared for aged
parents and others in affliction, and ever spoke of them in kindest regards.
They had ten children; two died in childhood, three in adult age and five yet
remain, two sons and three daughters, Mrs. Martha Burchard, of Michigan; Mrs.
Amanda Cadwell of Copenhagen, and Mrs. Alger, James II, and Lewis A. Pitcher of
Martinsburgh. She also had twenty-seven grandchildren, fifty-one great
grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She attended the golden wedding of
her daughter Mrs. Alger, last March, and often attended church with the kind
help of her children the past season, which she enjoyed much. Her last illness
was short and very severe, and she longed most earnestly to depart and go to her
Savior, whom she had professed to love for over seventy years.
Thou wilt long be missed kind, dear,
In circles where thy feet have often
Thy vacant place be filled not by another,
Yet would we bow and kiss the chastening rod.
In ripened years thou hast been
called to enter
The pearly gate, where sin no more may
Where bliss unuttered shall forever center,
To bathe thy soul in heaven’s own love and light
Did all the loved ones gathered
there before thee.
Welcome thine entrance to the spirit
Companion, children, friends at once restore
Affections purified mid seraph bands?
Fjelstad , Pitcher Family descendent
Obituary of John H.
Believed to have been posted in
the Boonville Herald.
Radley, 75 years of age, pased away at his home in Turin lastSaturady. Hewas the
sone of Andrew and Madeline Pritchard Radley, and was born November 6, 1846. Mr.
Radley has always been a resident of Lewis Conty and was a man held in high
esteem by all his friends and acquaintenances. he is survived by his widow, one
son, Andrew B. Radley, a daughter, Miss Lena Radley, one brother, Robert Radley,
and one sister, Mrs. Marh Hiltbrant, all of Turin. The funeral was held at the
home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Submitted by JoAnn DiDonato
of the late Bishop Jacob and Kathrine (Zehr) Roggie, was born Aug. 26, 1867;
died May 20, 1939; aged 71 y. 8 m. 24 d. He was united in marriage to Anna
Widrick, Jan. 1, 1892. This union was blessed with 10 children, who survive. In
his early youth he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and united with the
Amish Mennonite Church, in which faith he continued until his very sudden end.
He met with a very sad accident, being attacked by an ugly bull which broke away
from his stall and ran into the field on his farm. Bro. Roggie went to drive him
back into the stable when he attacked him. The accident was witnessed by his
wife and children. Elmer and Esther quickly rushed to his assistance but reached
him just a little too late. He was picked up and rushed to the doctor's office,
but passed away on his way a short distance from his home. For the past 43 years
he resided on his farm where the accident happened, about 1 1/2 miles from
Croghan, N. Y. He always manifested "a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the
sight of the Lord of great price." His quiet and unassuming way won him many
friends. His seat in church was seldom vacant when able to attend. He will be
greatly missed in his home, also in the Church of which he was a loyal, devoted
member, and an earnest, faithful worker both in Church and Sunday school. May
the Lord give us all grace to say with Job, "The Lord gave, and the Lord hath
taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord." His sudden and untimely passing
away is not only a great bereavement to his loved ones, but a real loss to the
community, and to his profession; yet we will submit to Him who doeth all things
well. Truly life is but a vapor. He leaves his bereaved companion, 5 sons, and 5
daughters: Benjamin, Reuben, Anna (Mrs. Jac Wagler), Clara (Mrs. Ezra Lehman),
all of Lowville; John, Carthage; Rosella (Mrs. Elmer Lehman), Croghan; Molly,
Esther, Elmer, Erwin, all at home; 2 brothers (Deacon Jac Roggie, Croghan, and
John Roggie, Hubbard, Oreg.); 3 sisters (Mrs. Lena Moshier, Mrs. Philip Moshier,
Kirchnerville, N. Y., and Mrs. Lydia Zehr, Indian River, N. Y.), and 32
grandchildren. Two grandchildren, 2 brothers, and 3 sisters preceded him in
death. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. J. J. Zehr at the home, and by
Bros. Jac Gingerich and Joe Lehman at the meetinghouse. Interment in adjoining
"Farewell, dear husband
and father, your labors are o'er;
Your willing hands will
toil no more;
Peace be thy slumber, thy rest be sweet,
Our circle is broken, our home incomplete."
Transcriber's note: In Mr. Roggie's
obituary, three separate people have the uncommon given name of Jac (Mrs. Jac
Wagler, Deacon Jac Roggie, and Bro. Jac Gingerich). None of these is a typo.
Excerpt from second obituary:
The bull, two years old, broke away
from its stable while Roggie was working in the pasture near his farm home. The
Farmer attempted to defend himself from the charging bull with a pitchfork. The
bull however drove Roggie to the ground and then trampled him. Roggie, although
semi-conscious, succeeded in rolling under a fence, saving himself from futher
injury. The bull was driven back into its stall. Mr. Roggie was placed in the
family car and taken to Dr. O'Connor's office, two miles from the Roggie farm.
Mr. Roggie died en route only a short distance from his home.
(my husband's great grandfather)
Roggie, Anna W.,
daughter of the late John and Anna (Noftsier) Widrick, was born June 20, 1872,
near Croghan, N. Y.; passed away May 29, 1957, at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Reuben Moshier, Lowville, N. Y., after a lingering illness; aged 84 y.11m. 9 d.
She made her home with her children for several years. She accepted Christ as
her Saviour in her youth and was a faithful member of the Conservative Mennonite
Church. On Dec. 1, 1892, she was married to Andrew Roggie, who preceded her in
death in 1939. Also preceding her were one daughter, one son, and 6
grandchildren. Surviving are 4 sons and 4 daughters (John W., Carthage, N. Y.;
Rosella-Mrs. Elmer Lehman, Croghan, N. Y.; Elmer, Ellisburg, N. Y.; Reuben,
Irvin, Anna-Mrs. Jacob Wagler, Esther-Mrs. Reuben Moshier, and Mollie, Lowville,
N. Y.), one brother (Solomon, Croghan, N. Y.), 42 grandchildren, and 47
great-grandchildren. One of her delights in her declining years was to make and
knit garments and give them to those in need in the name of her Lord. Funeral
services were held June 1 at the Conservative church in charge of J. Leon Martin
and Lloyd Boshart, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
(my husband's great grandmother)
Stricken at Home
Lowville - AnnaBelle Rumble, 81,
of 7475 South State Street, Lowville, was stricken at her home Friday, Oct. 3,
(1997) and pronounced dead on arrival at Lewis County General Hospital.
Funeral services will be held on
Thursday, Oct. 9, at 11 a.m. at the Virkler-Percoski Funeral Home with Rev. Dr.
David C. Bergner, pastor of the Lowville United Methodist Church, officiating.
Burial will be in the Old Glendale Cemetery. Calling hours are Wednesday from
7-9 at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to Lewis County Search and
Rescue, West State Street, Lowville, NY 13367.
Mrs. Rumble is survived by three sons, Michael C. Thomas of
Lake Charles, LA, Herbert W. Rumble of Ragle, LA, and Maynard G. Rumble, Las
Vegas, NV; a daughter, Dorothy E. Johnson, Lowville; four brothers, Thomas C.
Thomas of California, William J. Thomas of California, Edward Thomas, unknown,
and David L. Thomas of Texas; three sisters, Mrs. Margaret E. White of Lee
Center, Mrs. Sarah Sweeney of Washington, and Laura E. Dauback of Rome, NY: 11
grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
She was pre-deceased by a daughter, Mary L. Rumble, two
brothers, Richard H. Thomas and Robert O. Thomas, and two sisters, Catherine E.
Hayes and Mary J. Andrews.
Rumble was born on February 19, 1916 in the Town of Steuben, a daughter of
Charles S. and Eva R. Cannon Thomas. She married Maynard C. Rumble on March 4,
1936 at the Lyons Falls Methodist parsonage with Rev. Tracie Day Spencer
officiating. Mr. Rumble died on September 6, 1968. She worked as a cook at
various lumber camps in the area and also cleaned camps and homes in Lewis
County. Her last employment was at AMF Manufacturing in Lowville. She retired
February 20, 1981 after 15 years of service.
Mrs. Rumble enjoyed flowers and gardening.
Kathleen M. Thomas
From "The Journal
& Republican", Lowville, NY, Sept. 19, 1968
M. C. Rumble, Greig Native --
Maynard C. Rumble, 58, of Chase's Lake Road, town of Greig,
died Sept. 10 in the Lewis County General Hospital, where he had been a patient
two weeks. He had been in failing health four years following a heart attack.
He was born at Greig Sept. 8, 1910,
a son of Franklin B. and Mary Houghmaster Rumble. He worked as a woodsman since
the age of 15 at various lumber camps in Lewis and Oneida counties, until a
heart attack in November, 1964.
He married Anna Belle Thomas March 4, 1936 at the Methodist
parsonage, Lyons Falls. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Tracy Spencer.
Mr. Rumble was a member of the
United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife, two sons, Herbert W., Great Bend,
and Maynard G., at home; a daughter, Mrs. Timothy (Dorothy) Fuller, Glenfield
R.D. 1; a step-son, Michael C. Thomas, Lake Charles, La.; two sisters, Mrs.
Adrian (Mabel) Snyder, Glenfield, and Mrs. Ben (Eva) Smith, Greig; two
half-sisters, Mrs. Sam (Laura) Mastro, Waynesburg, O., and Mrs. Mildred
Sheltray, Carthage, and five granddaughters.
The funeral was Sept. 13 at 2 p.m. at the Virkler Funeral
Home, with Rev. J. Paul Muller, pastor of the United Methodist Church,
officiating. Burial was in Old Glendale Cemetery.
Contributed by: Kathleen M.
Enos Scott Obituary
Joshua Smith was
born May 14, 1824 in Denmark township, Lewis County, New York. His father
(Oliver Smith) was a Yankee from Massachusetts. His mother, Nancy Vrooman, was
Dutch. He received his schooling in the township where he was born and lived
there until 21 years old, then went to Wisconsin. Returning to York state he
enlisted in the 1st regiment of New York volunteers to the Mexican War in 1846.
He was in battles at Vera Cruz, Cerro Gordo, Cherabusco, Chipultapec and City of
Mexico. He was wounded at the later place being pierced entirely through his
right lung and his body. He located to Rock County, Wis, in 1848, and was
married to Julia Ann Deuel in 1851. His wife passed to higher life in 1869. Six
children were born to them of whom four survive: Mrs. Rena S. Bennett of Beloit,
Wis; Mrs. Ella Ehrenfeld of Pasadena, Cali; Vincent P. Smith of Plainwell, Mich;
and Oliver J. Smith of Chicago.
In 1893 he was married to Mary W. Thayer. He located to
Colorado in 1894 and resided there until 1903, since then residing in or near
Otsego until a short time after the death of his wife, which occurred in
November 1810. Soon after this while visiting in Chicago he met with an accident
from which he never recovered, being confined in the hospital until he passed
away on July 23, 1912, being 88 years, 2 months, and 9 days old.
Services were held in Chicago,
conducted by Mrs. Ella E. Danielson. Interment was made in Mountain Home
cemetery, Otsego, Rev. E. R. Clark officiating.
I believe this obituary was from the Otsego (Michigan) Union
Submitted by a
great-great granddaughter, Nancy
Obituary - Eddington
A. Tallen - July 10, 1936
The death occurred
in Verona of Eddington A. Tallen, one of Verona’s oldest residents, who passed
away after a brief illness. The late Mr. Tallen, who was a son of the late
Thomas and Hannah Tallen, was born at Petworth 75 years ago and had been a
life-long and highly esteemed resident of the community. For the past 40 years
he lived in the village of Verona. He was a carpenter by trade and in addition
held many positions of trust, being bailiff for the Division Court, auctioneer
and constable. He was an ardent supporter of all clean sport and was always a
Conservative in politics.
survived by his widow who was a daughter of the late Thomas Genge of Oak Flats,
two sons, James of Auburn, Ind. and Thomas B. postmaster at Verona, and four
daughters, Mrs. William Connolly of Kingston, Mrs. Clifton Leonard of Toronto,
Mrs. George A. Brown of Verona and Mrs. T.C. Darnley of Aurora. He also leaves
one brother Joseph of Rochester, N.Y.
The funeral , which was largely attended, was held at the
family residence and was conducted by Rev. Alfred Bishop of the United Church,
assisted by Rev. B.E. Stevenson of the Free Methodist Church. A wealth of
beautiful floral tributes bespoke the esteem in which the deceased was held by a
wide circle of friends. the pall-bearers were six nephews. Internment was made
in the family plot in Verona Cemetery.
Mr. Tallen’s passing was the first break in his immediate
family in more than fifty years. Submitted by: Beth White
Death Notice - Hazel
At Ongwanada Hospital on Friday,
October 24, 1975, Hazel Edna Storms, beloved wife of the late Thomas Tallen and
dear sister of Mrs. Margaret Greene and Sandy Storms of Verona; Mrs. June
Durocher of Watertown, New York and Mrs. Susan Snyder of Godfrey. Resting at the
Lindsay Funeral Home, Sydenham for funeral service on Monday, October 27 at 2
p.m. Internment Verona Cemetery. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9
Mrs. Magdalena Kempf
Virkler, wife of Samuel G. Virkler, passed away at her home Saturday on Main
Street, after a lingering illness of cancer. Mrs. Virkler had been a great
sufferer from this dread disease for only about four weeks prior to her death.
She was the eldest daughter of the late Peter and Katherine Kempf and was born
in New Bremen, February 3, 1854. In February, 1886 she was married to Samuel G.
Virkler, who survives. They resided on a farm near Beaver Falls about thirty
years, when they retired from farming and came to this place seven years ago and
have since resided here. Besiedes her husband she is survived by three
daughters, Mrs. Alvin Steiner and Mrs. John Lehman, of Beaver Falls, and Mrs.
Phillip Farney, who resides with her parents; also two grandchildren and five
sisters, Mrs. S. J. Virkler, Snell raod; Mrs. Benjamin Farney, Beaver Falls, and
Mrs. John C. Farney and Mrs. J. E. Fareney of this village, and Mrs. Sarah
Lehman, New Breman. The funeral was held Tuesday at 1 p. m. at her late home on
Main street and at 1:30 at the Evangelical Baptist church, of which she was a
devout member; interment in the Evangelical Baptist cemetery. The sympathy of
the community is extended to the bereaved husband and family.
(my great grandmother)
Samuel G. Virkler,
82, Croghan Resident, Dies
Retired Farmer, New Bremen Native, Was Church Trustee 20
Years Croghan, May 8.---Samuel G. Virkler, 82, died at 2:55 Friday afternoon at
his home on Main Street following an illness of six months.
He was a son of Andrew and Magdelena
Farney Virkler and was born in New Breman Sept. 14,1854. Mr. Virkler was twice
married. His frist wife was Anna Sommers, who died in March, 1883, in New
Bremen. The second marriage, Feb. 14, 1886, was to Magdelena Kempf, who died
June 7, 1924, in Croghan.
resided on a farm near Beaver Falls until 20 years ago, when Mr. Virkler retired
and purchased the Frank Magra residence here. He was a member of the Evangelical
Baptist church near Croghan, of which he was a trustee from 1886 to 1916. He was
also a director of the Lowville and Beaver River railroad.
He is survived by three daughters,
Mrs. Phillip Farney, this village; Mrs. Alvin Steiner, who resides on the
Virkler homestead near Beaver Falls, and Mrs. John Lehman of Beaver falls; seven
grandchildren; one brother, Rev. Andrew E. Virkler, of Croghan, and one sister,
Mrs. Lydia Beyer of Naumburg.
funeral will be held from the home Monday at 1:15 p. m. and from the Evangelical
church at 2. Burial will be made in the church cemetery.
(my great grandfather)
Warren W. White
Journal & Republican. Lowville
Thursday November 11, 1880.
Despite the severity of the storm last Sabbath afternoon,
the funeral services of Warren W. White, at his residence in this village, were
very largely attended. Rev. Joseph H. France officiated, and the choir of the
Presbyterian church rendered appropriate music. the deceased was born in Floyd,
near Utica, in this state, and from that point, some twenty-seven years ago, he
removed to Turin, from whence three years later he changed his residence to our
village, whre he has since made his home, living here, therefore, nearly a
quarter of a century. Upon coming to Lowville, he took charge of the county
house, over which he presided a period of seven years. about the middle of last
March he was attacked by disease, not at first supposed to be serious, but
gradually gaining power over him, until at last he has passed from us to the
spirit world. He was a man cordial in his friendships, full of the spirit of
hospitality, and as a citizen universally respected by those who knew him. He
leaves a wife and son, besides brothers and a sister to mourn his departure. The
deceased was in the 62d year of his age, but previous to the illness of last
March, was healthy and vigorous, and gave promise of yet many years of
Contributed by his
Great Grandson Al White
At her home near
Kirschnerville, Wednesday morning, Oct. 11th, at 9 a. m., occurred the death of
Mrs. John Widrich, Sr., after a lingering illness. Her maiden name was Anna
Noftsier and she was born in Germany on the 14th day of June, 1835. She was a
woman possessed of many excellent qualities, a good neighbor and a kind and
loving mother. She leaves to mourn her loss eight children, five sons: Christian
Widrich, Belfort; John Widrich, Lowville, Joseph Widrich, New Bremen; Daniel and
Soloman Widrich, of Kirschnervill; three daughters, Mrs. Joseph Mosher, New
Bremen, and Mrs. Andrew Roggie of Belfrot, Her funeral will be held from her
late home Friday morning, Oct. 13th, interment taking place at New Bremen.
(my husband's GG grandmother
daughter of Jacob and Catherine (Zehr) Roggie, was born at Croghan, N.Y., Jan.
12, 1874; died of a heart attack at the Lewis County General Hospital, June 8,
1961, after a few days' illness; aged 87 y. 4 m. 27 d. On Dec. 14, 1893, she was
married to Joseph M. Zehr, who died Jan. 15, 1938. One daughter and one grandson
also preceded her in death. Surviving are 6 sons (Menno, Gladys, Va.; Samuel,
New Bremen; Alvin, Croghan; Amos, Ogdensburg; Michael, Croghan; and Vernon,
Catorland), 4 daughters (Kathryn-Mrs. Emanuel Swartzendruber, Pigeon, Mich.;
Mrs. Martha Bellar and Mrs. Marian Gingerich, both of Castorland; and
Esther-Mrs. Erwin Moshier, Croghan), 55 grandchildren, and 42
great-grandchildren. Much of her time the last years was spent in knitting for
relief. She was a member of the Croghan Conservative Church, where funeral
services were held June 11, in charge of Lloyd Boshart and Elias Zehr.
(my husband's great grandmother)
Feb. 27th, at
Croghan, Lewis Co., N. Y., of the Amish Men. church, Bishop MICHAEL ZEHR, at the
advanced age of 89 years, 4 months and 27 days. He had 9 children, 170 grand and
great-grandchildren. His wife was called away many years since. He was a good
man, whose hand was ever open for the poor. In his office he was a good
counselor, and was beloved by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. On
the funeral occasion words of comfort were delivered by Peter Lemon and Jacob
Vogt. The labors of our brother are ended on this earth, and he has gone to the
reward of the righteous.
husband's GGG grandfather)
Contributed by: Diane
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