Town and Country Newspaper
Pennsburg, Montgomery County, PA
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Pennsburg, Montgomery County, PA
Saturday - May 23, 1903
THE DEATH LIST
Mrs. Fietta STAHL, widow of Charles STAHL, of Powder Valley, died on Saturday
evening at the home of her son, Isaac STAHL. She is survived by eight
children. The funeral took place on Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at the Evangelical
Church, at Powder Valley.
Jeremiah ROMIG, of New Hanover, died on Tuesday after a lingering illness.
The funeral will be held today at the Lutheran Church at that place. Mr. ROMIG
was a member of Sparta Castle, No. 71, O.A.K. of M.C., of Fagleysville. He was
73 years, 3 months and 12 days of age. He had been a farmer in that section
for over 50 years. Two sons survive him: George and Henry ROMIG, both of whom
reside near Swamp.
Mrs. Jacob MENG, Sr., of near Perkiomenville, died on Monday evening of
Brights disease. Her age was 64 years. She is survived by the following children:
Christiana, wife of W. FISHER, of Reading, and Jacob, residing at home. The
funeral will be held today at the Sassamansville church. Interment on the church
cemetery. Rev. W.B. FOX will officiate.
Catherine GERHARD, wife of Nathaniel GERHARD, of Lansdale, died last Saturday
night. She and her husband lived most of their lifetime in Skippack township.
She is survived by her husband, one son George, of Lansdale and two
daughters. One daughter is Mrs. D.L. TYSON, of Skippack, and Mrs. KULP, of Lansdale,
with whom the parents had their home for some time. The funeral was held
yesterday. Interment was made at the Trinity Reformed church cemetery, Skippackville.
Alice HUNSBERGER, wife of Ephraim HUNSBERGER, of Frederick, died on Sunday
night from consumption at the residence of her sister Mrs. A.K. BOOKHAMER in
Worcester, aged about 27 years. She leaves a husband and one child and the
following brothers and sisters: Henry and John GRUBB, of Frederick; Philip, of
Gilbertsville; Susan, wife A.K. BOOKHAMER, of Worcester, and Sallie, wife of
Charles BOYER, of Pottsville. The funeral was held Thursday and interment was made
at Keelor's church cemetery.
Andrew K. SCHULTZ, of Clayton, who fell in his room a few days ago and broke
his leg died on Tuesday. His age was 85 years. The following sons and
daughters remain: H.H. SCHULTZ, and E.H. SCHULTZ, of Clayton; Andrew H. SCHULTZ, of
Pottstown; John H. SCHULTZ, of Worcester; Mrs. Daniel LONGACRE, of Norristown;
Mrs. Edwin SCHULTZ, of Niantic, and Mrs. M. STOVER, of Nazareth. The funeral
will be held today. Interment at the Schwenkfelder church near Clayton.
C. Monroe HARTZELL, proprietor of the Central House, Sellersville, died on
Saturday morning. His death was due to Lagrippe and Bronchitis. He was 49 years
and one month of age. The funeral was held on Wednesday. Interment at the
Sellersville Lutheran Cemetery.
MOTHER SLAYS CHILDREN
Mrs. Alvin BACHMAN, aged 40, of Slatington, some time Wednesday morning cut
the throats of her two youngest children, Edna, aged 3, and Roy, aged 1, and
after making sure that they were dead, slashed her own throat. She used her
husband's razor. The deed was committed after Mr. BACHMAN and a woman boarder had
gone to work and the five other children had gone to school. She put the
children to bed before murdering them. After cutting her own throat she made her
way to the bath room and lay down in the tube before she died. The husband does
not return for dinner. When the boarder and school children returned they
found the house locked. Gaining entrance through a window, they prepared and ate
dinner without suspicion of the awful tragedy. The discovery was made in the
evening when the husband returned from work. Mrs. BACHMAN was melancholy for
END OF A FAMOUS CONTEST BY TWO WIDOWS
The attorneys in open Court at Allentown on Monday announced for the
Allentown and Camden widows of Thomas J. MAXWELL that they had settled the case. The
record shows that it is found as a fact that Thomas J. MAXWELL and Clara
OSBORNE, of Camden, N.J., were married on February 2, 1868. The remains will be
taken to Camden, and the Allentown widow will receive $1000 insurance money in her
name, in the Heptasophs" Order, of Allentown, she to pay all costs, while the
Camden widow will receive the insurance money in the Camden Lodges, amounting
to about $3100, and all the real estate in that city.
SALFORDVILLE PHYSICIAN WEDDED
Miss Katie Macella REITER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. REITER, of
Trumbauersville, and Dr. E.F. BENNER, of Salfordville, were united in marriage at
three o'clock Wednesday afternoon, May 20, at Wilkesbarre, by Rev. R.B. FOX.
The bride and groom returned to the home of the bride's parents Thursday where
a reception was held from 4 to 10 p.m. Guests were present from Philadelphia,
New York, Allentown, Souderton, Richlandtown, Sellersville, North Wales and
Quakertown. Yesterday the bridge and groom took up their residence in their
newly furnished home in Salfordville, where the doctor enjoys an extensive
SECURED MARRIAGE LICENSE
Thomas BEYER and Miss Lizzie SCHAEFFER, both of Marlborough township.
TOOK OUT MARRIAGE LICENSE
Elmer FAUST, of Frederick, was this week granted a license to wed Miss Nora
GOTTSHALK, of the same place.
WAGON PASSED OVER MAN'S NECK
Charles WENNER, a farmer residing near Woxall, had a runaway accident on
Saturday evening while returning to his home from the Woxall creamery. The horse
shied, made a short turn which caused Mr. WENNER to be thrown to the ground.
The wheels passed over his neck, and the horse ran home. Mr. WENNER was badly
cut in his face and neck. Dr. J.E. BLANCK, of Green Lane, was summoned who put
several stitches in his neck to draw the lacerations together.
DYNAMITE WRECKED BAKEOVEN
Dynamite caps, supposed to have been thrown in refuse matter, and later used
as fuel by Miss Katie GEISLER, at the home of Amos FISHER, near Hancock, Berks
county, caused the bakeoven to be wrecked and Miss GEISLER to be injured.
FARMER HAD NARROW ESCAPE
Elias FAUST, a farmer residing a short distance below Red Hill, had a narrow
escape from being run over by a train on the Perkiomen Railroad on Friday. He
was about to cross the tracks at Snyder's crossing below Green Lane, when a
train hove in sight. The horse was just about ready to step on the track when
the train whizzed by. Mr. FAUST jerked the horse to one side and escaped being
struck. This was a very close call for both Mr. FAUST and his horse.
NEW PASTOR TO BE INSTALLED MAY 31ST
Rev. Calvin DELONG (spelled deLong), the recently elected pastor of the New
Goshenhoppen Reformed church will be ordained and installed on Sunday, May 31.
The services will be held in the forenoon and evening. Revs. T.H. LEINBACH, of
Spinnerstown, J.L. ROUSH, of Pennsburg, and E.W. LENTZ, of Royersford, will
conduct the services.
STATE'S BIGGEST WATER BIRCH
The largest water birch tree in Pennsylvania is situated at Friendensville,
Lehigh county, near the UEBERROTH Homestead. It measures over 18 feet in
circumference, and is a species very rare. It was transplanted from an island in the
Lehigh River 100 years ago.
THE BIG FOUR MINSTRELS
The Big Four Minstrel Company, a semi-professional aggregation including the
best talent obtainable in Allentown, will give a performance in K. of P. Hall,
East Greenville, this evening. The company is headed by the Big Four Male
Quartette which has delighted the large audiences in East Greenville before,
having been the special attraction of the East Greenville Band concerts. They
assure us that there is a treat in store for those who may be fortunate enough to
attend. Among the soloists will be found Harry C. SAYLOR, Dr. Harry SNYDER,
Harvey KEHLER, Master Eddie BURNELL, the boy soprano, and Harry SHAFFER 4 years
old who plays his own accompaniment. The ends will be played by the well known
black face fun makers, John SWEENEY, Chas. FENSTERMAKER, Walter KUNKLE and
L.G. SEFING, Jr.
HORSE DIED ON ACCOUNT OF EXCESSIVE HEAT
A.C. KRATZ, of Skippack, lost a horse this week by death under peculiar
circumstances. He delivered a load of hay to Roxboro and he brought a load of
manure along home. The roads were so dusty and the heat so great that one of his
horses was unable to get along. He unhitched him and the animal died shortly
FELL FROM TREE AND BROKE WRIST
Philip THOMAS, of Tylersport, this week fell from a tree which he was
climbing. He fractured his wrist. Dr. ACKER reduced the fracture.
CANDIDATES FOR STATE DELEGATES
Ex-County Commissioner D.K. GRABER, of Pennsburg, and I.E. HUNSICKER, of
Schwenksville, are Democratic candidates for State delegates.
REV. R.B. LYNCH INSTALLED PASTOR AT KUTZTOWN
Rev. Robert B. LYNCH, of Dublin, Bucks county, formerly of Pennsburg, was
installed paster of Trinity Lutheran Church, at Kutztown, Sunday. Rev. A.M.
WEBER, of Boyertown, preached the sermon. Revs. BOYER and BERNDT also participated
in the ceremonies.
RAISED SEVEN FOOT RYE STALKS
S.S. SCHULTZ, a farmer residing near Chapel, Hereford township, raised some
extra large rye. He picked one of the largest stalks last week and measured it.
He found it to be exactly seven feet in length.
SHOT MANY GROUND HOGS
Irvin KULP, of Fruitville, shot sixteen ground hogs in the space of one week.
He is considered one of the best marksmen in that section.
WANTS DAMAGES FOR A CLOSE
Henry J. HEVENER, of Sumneytown, vs. American Ice Company, of Philadelphia,
is the name of a suit brought to recover $1500 damages by the construction of a
dam on the Perkiomen below Green Lane. The plaintiff avers that he is the
owner of a close in Marlborough township on the Perkiomen and Sumneytown turnpike
and the Perkiomen Creek, that the construction of the dam washes water over
and upon his property destroying its usefulness. A close is a detached piece of
land enclosed and separate from other property of an owner. FREEDLEY and
STRASSBURGER are attorneys for the plaintiff and Wm. F. DANNEHOWER for defendant.
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