The Gallery of Olga Beinlich Cott
by Cindy Coppock
November 2008


Cindy Coppock is a descendant of the famous Lewis family of Sullivan County, PA and a past contributor of valuable historical materials to our site. You can see a fine example of Cindy's prowess as a family historian at the Lewis and Huckell Families of Hillsgrove. Also, courtesy of Carol Brotzman, you can link to and examine at any time a set of Lewis Ancestral Charts for Kay Nellie Lewis, Aaron Gleason Lewis, Melvin Willard Lewis and Nellie Agnes Little. Carol also provides three ancestral charts for: Valentine Cott, Olga Beinlich, and their daughter, Judy Lea Cott. These charts give a good overview of how the families presented here were intertwined by descent and marriage.

In November 2008, we learned that Cindy was examining a photo gallery originally collected by her mother's first cousin, Olga Elizabeth (Beinlich) Cott Davis. This album contained over 30 photographs from early in the twentieth century. The subjects were personalities, lives and activities of the Beinlich, Little and other related families from this period. Olga's maternal ancestors included Little, Osler, Brown, Kalis, Holmes, Myers, Snyder, Hinkle, Walson, Langstraat, Polhemus, Couwenhoven, Dennis, Knott, Mohr, Laan, Ten Eyck, Schenck, Woodward, Fleming, Vanderveer, Hegeman, Monfoort, Wyckoff, Newell, Manderville, Cool, Van Kouwenhoven, Van DerWerven and Van Scherpenzeel. Her paternal ancestors included Beinlich, Baumunk, Stutes, Bental, Rettig, Bormuth and Mohr. So, she was linked by descent and marriage to many of the great families of western Sullivan County, specifically in the Elkland, Hillsgrove and Shunk communities, among others. We are very grateful to Cindy for sharing these items here, and for the assistance of Larry Pardoe in interpreting and contextualizing the information.

Let's first look at a little bit of family history here to put the story in ancestral framework. Cindy was able to examine the album because it is in the possession of Olga's daughter, Judy Lea (Cott) Bender Epler. As we indicated above, Olga and Kay were first cousins, that is, they had the same grandparents. As a result, Judy and Kay are second cousins. Olga and Kay had mothers who were sisters, Julia Blanche (Little) Beinlich and Nellie Agnes (Little) Lewis, respectively. Julia and Nellie were daughters of Ulysses Grant Little and Lillian Elizabeth (Osler) Little.

We will present the photos from the album in the rough order of the album cover, those images in which Olga herself appears, and then photos involving other relatives or people. But, first, let's first look at the Beinlich family history as we can determine it. We will address the Cott family, into which Olga married, after we look at the photos in the album. We have also provided a Cott family ancestry as an Appendix to this page, courtesy of Larry Pardoe, to which you can refer as you go along. The following remarks on the Beinlichs and their relatives, and the comments on the photos themselves, are courtesy of Larry Pardoe unless otherwise indicated.

 

The Beinlichs

The story begins for us with Francis Beinlich, born in Prussia and found in the 1880 Federal census for Elkland Township, Sullivan County, PA as: "Binley, Francis, self, age 53, b. Prussia, farmer, parents b. Prussia". Let Larry takes us from there:

On October 10, 2001, the German Cemetery, Elkland Township, Sullivan County, PA. was transcribed by Phil Herman. He shows: "Beinlich, Franc, b. September 9, 1826, d. April 20, 1902."

The following obituary was posted at Ancestry.com message boards on October 22, 2003 by Tina Pastusic:

The Sullivan Review
Dushore, PA
May 1, 1902

The funeral of Francis Beinlich was largely attended here Thursday. The G.A.R. officiating, Rev. Mr. Hoover preaching an able sermon. Interment at the Reformed * church cemetery.
Mr. Beinlich was our oldest citizen, being in his seventy-sixth year. He had been visiting his son Henry, in Philadelphia, for the last three or four months, and was accidentally killed while there. Opening the wrong door he fell down the cellar receiving injuries from which he never regained consciousness.
He was a veteran of two wars; serving four years in Germany and three years in the United States.
* Note: Also known as German Cemetery, Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA.


Francis Beinlich's son was Francis Carl Beinlich who married Caroline Baumunk. Here are the notes I have for him. they were Olga's paternal grandparents:

1880 Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA census shows: Binley, Francis, son, age 19, at home, father b. Prussia, mother b. Baden.
1910 Elkland Twp., Sullivan Co., PA census shows: Beinlich, Frank C., head, age 47, married x 1, 21 years, parents b. Germany, occupation-butcher-general dealer.
On September 2, 2001, the Bethel Cemetery was transcribed by Phil Herman. He transcribed one marker as Frank C. Beinlich.
There is a "Baby Beinlich", b. July 5, 1891, d. July 15, 1891 buried in the German Cemetery, near Hugo's Corners, Elkland Township, Sullivan County, PA. Not sure if this is a child of Francis and Caroline, but the date fits in.

Francis and Ann also had several other children, as shown by the 1870 Federal Census for Elkland Township, Sullivan County, PA: Anna, born July 30, 1857 and died in 1895 in Estella PA, subsequently married William Hammond Biddle (b. October 10, 1858 in Williamsport, Lycoming County, PA-d. 1928 in Estella, Sullivan County, PA. Louis was born about 1860, subsequent history not known. Minnie, Charles and Henry also appear in this Census report. We know that two other children, Emily and Elizabeth, were born after 1870 to Francis and Ann (Stukes) Bienlich.


Not much is known about most of these children, although Minnie (1865-1909) is known to have married Christian/Christopher Kobbe. Many of the Beinlich and Kobbe family members are buried at German Cemetery in Elkland, PA, including Minnie and her husband William "Christian" Kobbe (1857-1931). You can learn more about the European ancestry and details about the immigration circumstances of the Kobbe family from Germany to Sullivan County at Edward Kobbe's Kobbe Family Page. Here also are obituaries for Christian Kobbe, Alfred Kobbe and Edna Kobbe:

The Sullivan Review
Dushore, PA
March 18, 1931

Wilhelm Christian Kobbe, son of Henry Kobbe and Lenea Kopeman Kobbe was born in Hanover, Germany February 7, 1857; died March 11, 1931 at the home of his son, Ernest, in Elkland township, Sullivan County, Pa.
He was united in marriage October 5, 1882 to Miss Minnie Beinlich who died November 6th 1909. To this union were born eight children all of whom survived. They are Anna Shadduck, Athens, Pa. Fredericka Bailey, Overton, Pa. Ernest Kobbe, Eldredsville, Pa; Clarence Kobbe, Flint, Mich; Delbert Kobbe, Williamsport, Pa. ; Edna Reed, Roaring Branch, Pa; Alfred Kobbe, Eldredsville, Pa; Lavinia Chapman, Col. X Roads, Pa. He is also survived by thirty-five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Mr. Kobbe has always lived in this vicinity since coming to this country. He always farmed. Early in life he united with the German Reformed church. The funeral was held from the home and the church of which he was a member on Saturday, March 14th; at 1:00 p.m.
Interment was made in the cemetery just beside the church. A large number of neighbors and friends attended the funeral.
Rev. Jelliff, pastor of the Wesleyan church of Millview officiated.


Troy Gazette Register
Troy, PA
Thursday, November 12, 1992

ALFRED C. KOBBE

Alfred C. Kobbe, 91, a resident of Bradford County Manor and formerly of Elkland Township in Sullivan County, passed away Saturday, November 7, 1992 following a lingering illness. He was born on March 14, 1901 in Elkland Township, Sullivan County, the son of the late Christian and Minnie Beinlich Kobbe. Prior to his residence at the Bradford County Manor Alfred was a lifetime resident of Sullivan County. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Lavina Chapman of Springfield, PA and numerous nieces, nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews. He was preceded in death by four brothers, Ernest, Delbert, Clarence and Edward and three sisters, Fredrica, Edna and Anna. Funeral services were held November 10 at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home in Dushore with the Rev. Robert W. Martin officiating and burial to be in St. Peter's Cemetery, Hugo Corners, Forksville RR.


Daily Review
Towanda, PA
December 1985

KOBBE –EDNA E. KOBBE REED, 88 of 42 South Center Street, Canton passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 1985 in the Williamsport Hospital. She was born March 25, 1897 in Elkland Twp. (Sullivan Count), a daughter of Christopher and Minnie Beinlich Kobbe. She was a member of the East Point United Methodist Church. During her long and productive life, Mrs. raised 14 children and six stepchildren. Surviving are six sons, Gerald A. Reed of Roaring Branch, Fred A. Reed of Canton, Roy C. Reed of Liberty, Carl D. Reed, Bradenton, Fla. and James L. and Dan Reed, both of Linden; four daughters, Mrs. Marcella Skelly of Lawrenceville, Mrs. LaVern (Elma) Folkerson of Roaring Branch RD 1, Mrs. Dan (Helen) Sherant of Arnot and Mrs. Milo (Betty) Reibson of Forksville; four stepchildren, Walter Reed, of Williamsport and Mrs. Margaret Lusk, Mrs. Kenneth (Mary) Brion and Mrs. Grant (Lydia) Roupp all of Williamsport; one brother, Alfred Kobbe of Forksville; a sister, Mrs. Lavinia Chapman of Columbia Cross Roads; 65 grandchildren, 107 Great-grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by two husbands, Guy Burgess and Fred Reed as well as four children, two stepchildren, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton with the Rev. Nannie Dubbs, pastor of the Forksville United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be in Forksville Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.


Editor's Note: You can find additional obituaries for the Kobbe branch of the Beinlich family at the end of this page.



We know a little more about Anna and her Biddle family:

The Sullivan Review
Dushore, PA
March 30, 1899

Estella - Francis BEINLICH sold his farm to his son in law, H. M.
[sic] BIDDLE, of Hillsgrove, who will move here this week.


The newspaper entry above has a typo in the initial for William H. Biddle. Any way, Anna died before the 1900 Federal census, which shows William with his his four children living in Elkland Township. The children are Bessie A., Harvey W., Arthur F. and Carl V. Biddle. There is also a 14 year old Russle [sic] Biddle living with the Aaron Lewis family in nearby Hilslsgrove at this time, but do not know if this is a sibling of the other Biddle children. There is a brief Beinlich descent chart below in which you can reference these individuals.

NOTE. A few years ago, I purchased History of Elkland Township Including The Early Settlements Together With Biographical Sketches and Statistics And Matters of General Interest by George Streby, Dushore, PA, Sullivan Gazette Print 1904 (Streby Reprint No. 7), from the Sullivan Review. Here is what it says on page 33 regarding F. C. Beinlich:

F.C. Beinlich

Was born at Philadelphia, July 10, 1862. He was a son of Francis Beinlich, who was born in Baden, Germany, Sept. 20, 1826. He served four years in the Regular Army in Germany and came to America in 1854, landing at Philadelphia, where he married Ann Stutes in 1860; they came to Elkland township. In 1861 they moved back to Philadelphia. Mr. Beinlich enlisted in the Civil war, serving four years. At the close of the war, they moved to Estella, Elkland township, where Mr. Beinlich purchased the Henry Williams farm, where he remained until his death in 1902. Mrs. Beinlich died Dec. 14, 1899. F.C. Beinlich owns what was formerly known as the William Marisdan farm *. In 1888 he married Carrie Baumunk, a daughter of Adam and Barbara (Bentel) Baumunk, of Elkland township, who were both natives of Hessen Darmstrat
[sic: should be Darmstadt], Germany, and came to America, locating in Elkland township in 1866. To Mr. and Mrs. Beinlich have been born three children. * Believed to be Marsden. Also, see these three references to "The Round House" at:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pasulliv/resources/Octagon.htm
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pasulliv/SullivanCountyHistoricalSociety/HODGE.htm
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pasulliv/resources/Haunted.htm

In summary, here is a truncated Beinlich descent line from Francis Beinlich to Olga Elizabeth (Beinlich) Cott, our protagonist:

1 Francis Beinlich b: September 09, 1826 d: April 20, 1902
.. +Ann Stutes b: April 14, 1826 d: December 14, 1899
... 2 Francis Carl Beinlich b: July 10, 1862 d: 1927
....... +Caroline Baumunk m: June 1888 b: April 13, 1866 d: December 17, 1930
......... 3 Raleigh Beinlich b: March 21, 1889 d: July 1972
............. +Julia Blanche Little b: February 28, 1896 d: January 26, 1987
............... 4 Edwin Russell Beinlich b: May 18, 1914 d: May 02, 1972
................... +Helen Anna Fetherbay m: January 04, 1936 b: May 24, 1915 d: November 06, 2001
............... 4 Olga Elizabeth Beinlich b: March 20, 1921 d: September 18, 1993
................... +Valentine Charles Cott m: January 06, 1940 b: February 14, 1915 d: March 02, 1999
............... *2nd Husband of Olga Elizabeth Beinlich:
................... +Allen H. Davis m: June 24, 1973 b: April 11, 1923 d: March 22, 2008
............... 4 Francis Calvin Beinlich b: Still living
................... +Doris Alene Baumunk m: October 26, 1948 b: November 23, 1931
... 2 Anna Beinlich b: July 30, 1857 d: May 16, 1895
....... +William Hammond Biddle m: c. 1885 b: October 10, 1858 d: 1928
......... 3 Bessie A. Biddle b: 1887
............. +Eugene Harrington
......... 3 Harvey W. Biddle b: 1889
......... 3 Arthur Francis Biddle b: December 9, 1890
......... 3 Carl V. Biddle b: 1893
... 2 Louis b: c. 1860
... 2 Francis Carl Beinlich b: July 10, 1862 d: 1927
... 2 Minnie Beinlich m. Christian Kobbe b: c. 1865
... 2 Charles b: c. 1867
... 2 Henry b: c. 1869
... 2 Emily Beinlich b: after 1870
... 2 Elizabeth Beinlich b: after 1870

 

The Album Photos


Olga Beinlich Cott Photo Album
Album Cover
Photo Courtesy of Cindy Coppock.


Four Cott Family Photos
(1) Jenny-1942
(2) Clarence and Team-1942
(3) Mother-Judy-1941
Judy-1942
Photo Courtesy of Cindy Coppock.

1. Jenny-1942: This is probably Jennie E. Campbell (February 5, 1917-June 2, 2002), wife of Carl Gleason Cott (March 8, 1918-1999). Carl was the brother of Valentine Charles Cott.
2. Clarence and team-1942: This is Clarence G. Cott (May 19, 1891-June 1966), father of Valentine and Carl Cott.
3. Mother-Judy-1941: This is Olga's mother, Julia Blanche Little (February 28, 1896 -January 26, 1987), and Olga's daughter, Judy Lea Cott [see obituary below].
4. Judy-1942: Judy is Olga's daughter, Judy Lea Cott.

Daily Review
Towanda, PA
January 1987

LITTLE -JULIA L. BEINLICH, 90 formerly of Estella died Monday Jan. 26, 1987 at the United Methodist Home in LaPorte following a lingering illness. Born Feb. 28, 1896 in Elkland Township, she was the daughter of the late U. Grant and Lillian Osler Little. She was a lifetime resident of Sullivan County and was a member of the former Church of Christ Disciples of Estella and later attended the Estella Methodist Church. She was a member of the Elkland Grange for 70 years and had worked with the various 4-H clubs when they were started in the county. She was one of the first women school bus drivers in the county and was a charter member of the Endless Winds Fire Company of Shunk. She also served as deputy sheriff of Sullivan County and served as prison matron when her husband was sheriff. She worked for many years for the Sullivan County Extension Service and distributed surplus food and helped organize the Community Improvement Club in Estella. She was also active in the Republican Party. Her husband, the late Raleigh Beinlich, died in 1972, also a son Edwin R. Beinlich died as he was serving as sheriff in May 1972. Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. Allen (Olga) Davis of Hillsgrove; son F. Calvin Beinlich of Dushore; sister, Mrs. Lawrence (Caroline) Baumunk of Shunk
[see obit below]; 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral and committal cervices will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore with the Rev. Nannie Dubbs officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in the Forksville Cemetery. There will be no viewing. Memorials may be made to the Sullivan County Chapter of the Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. Judy Epler, Dushore.

Daily Review
Towanda, PA
July 27, 2003

Caroline Little Baumunk, 95, of Shunk, Pa., passed away Friday, July 25, 2003 at the Towanda Memorial Hospital of heart failure following two recent operations and pneumonia.
Caroline was born in Estella on Jan. 2, 1908, the daughter of Ulyssus
[sic] Grant Little and Lillian Osler Little. She graduated from Estella High School in 1925 and attended the Mansfield Normal School (now Mansfield University). At age 18, Caroline became a teacher in Lincoln Falls and later taught at the West School in Elkland Township.
On June 14, 1928, Caroline married Lawrence Baumunk of Lincoln Falls. The young coupled farmed with his father Philip until 1934. In that year, Lawrence and Caroline purchased the General Store in Shunk and founded the business that continues to flourish 70 years later as L.L. Baumunk & Son. Caroline also served as the postmaster of Shunk from 1953 to 1978.
Caroline was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, which included her term as Worthy Matron. Other memberships included the Shunk United Methodist Church, the Sullivan County Historical Society, Sullivan County Republican Women, and the Endless Winds Volunteer Fire Company. She was an enthusiastic fisherman, a traveler to many countries, and a community supporter. In retirement, she created many beautiful quilts. She and Lawrence took great pleasure building their home on the beaver dam that was turned into a lovely small lake.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Joanne and Kenneth Ford of Philadelphia, Pa.; a daughter-in-law, Lucy Baumunk of Shunk, eight grandchildren and their spouses, Ann and Bob Henderson of Shunk, Mary and Steve Blondy of Madison, N.J., Emily and Brian Wilken of Honesdale, Pa., Nina Tannenwald and Mark Suchman of Providence, R.I., Adam Ford of Chicago, Ill., Caroline Eisenhood and Ian Lucas Ford, both of Albuquerque, N.M., and Jason Ford of Alexandria, Va.; two step-grandchildren, Paul Ford and Wendy White of Oak Park, Ill., and Sarah Ford and Nick Monroe of Sonoma, Calif.; 16 great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.
Caroline was predeceased by her husband Lawrence in 1995, her son Dale in 2002, as well as by her brother, Otto Little and sisters, Dolly Withers, Nellie Lewis, Sadie Barbour and Julia Beinlich.
Her family invites friends to call from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, July 28 at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Dr., Canton.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Herbert Eby and the Rev. James House officiating. Interment will follow in the Quaker Cemetery, Shunk, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Endless Winds Fire Company, P.O. Box 39, Shunk, Pa., 17768, or to the Shunk United Methodist Church at P.O. Box 70, Shunk, Pa., 17768.


Lillian Osler Little
Widow of Ulysses Grant Little
Mother of Julia Blanche Little
Taken in Elkland, PA
Photo Courtesy of Cindy Coppock.

The caption on the preceding photo reads "Granma" and we are told that Raleigh Beinlich, her son-in-law and husband of Julia, is driving the car behind Lillian. Lillian was born August 17, 1871 and died May 3, 1961. Her husband, Ulysses, was born January 11, 1865 and died December 4, 1932. Cindy tells us that the house in the photo is the actual home of Gleason and Nellie (Little) Lewis, and the building to the left of it was their store.


Olga Elizabeth Beinlich
Estella, PA 1933
Photo Courtesy of Cindy Coppock.

The preceding photo was taken in front of the Estella Garage. Olga's father, Raleigh Beinlich, is believed to have owned or operated this garage at one time.


Five Schoolmates 1934
Maxine Thomas, probably Helen Anna Fetherbay, Jeanne P. Thomas, possibly Marion Allen, and Olga Elizabeth Beinlich
Photo Courtesy of Cindy Coppock.

Maxine and Jeanne were daughters of Raymond E. Thomas and Mildred Everitt. Helen Anna Fetherbay was daughter of Lee Fetherbay and Elsie Schiffl, and later married Olga's brother, Edwin Russell Beinlich. Marion Allen is believed to be a daughter of Harvey Allen.


Maxine, Olga and Jean
Likely Schoolmates 1935
Photo Courtesy of Cindy Coppock.

Olga Elizabeth Beinlich and Jean ("Jeanne") Thomas, shown here, were known to be schoolmates. She was Jeanne P. Thomas, daughter of Raymond E. Thomas (April 5, 1892-August 3, 1950) and Mildred (Everitt) Thomas (June 19, 1891-December 1979). Maxine was Jeanne's sister.


Valentine "Vally" Cott and Olga (Beinlich)
Husband and Wife
1940
Photo Courtesy of Cindy Coppock.

Valentine Charles Cott (February 14, 1915-March 2, 1999) and Olga Elizabeth Beinlich (March 20, 1921-September 18, 1993) were married January 6,1940, then divorced in February 1965. This may be a honeymoon photograph. Thereafter, Olga married Allen H. "Homer" Davis [obit below] in 1973. Allen Davis was married three times. His second marriage was to Olga (Beinlich) Cott, which was her second marriage as well.After she died, he married a third time (possible a common law marriage) to Pearl Thomas, who seems to have been previously married before her marriage to Allen Davis. "Thomas" was the surname of her first husband.

Sun Gazette
Williamsport, PA
23 Mar 2008

DAVIS - Allen H. “Homer” Davis, age 84, of Forksville, passed away March 22, 2008. He was born on April 11, 1923 in Bristol Hills, NY. Prior to retirement in 1988, he was employed by Pullman Power Products. He moved to Hillsgrove in 1988, and to Forksville in 1997. Memberships: Plumbers & Steam Fitters Local Unions, Evergreen Lodge No. 163, F. &A.M. in Monroeton, PA; the Williamsport American Legion Post No. 1, and attended the Hillsgrove U.M.C. He loved to play country music, for 60 years at local clubs throughout the area. Survived by: two sons: Stephen (Joyce) Davis of Linden, PA, Edward David, of Hemet, CA; his companion: Pearl Thomas, of Forksville, PA, by her children: Jason, Aaron, and Angela, of IL; by two sisters: Arlene and Emily; by four grandchildren: Stephen, Arthur, George, and Joyleen; and by two special young people: Chandra and Jalen. Predeceased by parents, wife: Olga, brothers: Lynn and Everett Davis and sister: Elta White. Friends and family are invited to call on Thurs., March 27th, at Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, in Dushore 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Funeral services will at 12 noon, with the Rev. David Hart, pastor officiating. Interment will be in Hillsgrove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Forksville Fire Company, Forksville, PA 18616.


Edwin Russell Beinlich
1931-1932
Olga's Older Brother
Probable School Photo
Photo Courtesy of Cindy Coppock.


Valentine Charles Cott and Edwin Russell Beinlich
Brothers-in-law
Valentine (February 14, 1915-March 2, 1999) is holding his daughter, July Lea Cott.
Edwin (May 18, 1914-May 2, 1972) is holding his daughter, Joan Elsie Beinlich.
Taken About 1943
Photos Courtesy of Cindy Coppock.


Francis "Calvin" Beinlich
Olga's Younger Brother
1929 and 1937
Photos Courtesy of Cindy Coppock.

Francis Calvin Beinlich was born in 1928 and married Doris Alene Baumunk, born in 1931 .


Cathy June Beinlich
Olga's Niece
Daughter of Francis Calvin and Dorothy Alene (Baumunk) Beinlich
September 1960
Photo Courtesy of Cindy Coppock.


Calvin Beinlich, Raymond "Grant" Barbour and Dwight G. Lewis
Playmates 1935
Photo Courtesy of Cindy Coppock.

This photo shows Olga's brother, Francis Calvin Beinlich; probably Olga's first cousin, Raymond Grant Barbour [obituary below], son of Donald E. Barbour and Sadie Margaret Little; and another first cousin, Dwight Gleason Lewis, b. September 27, 1923, d. June 4, 2005, son of Gleason Aaron (January 23, 1900-September 15, 1963) and Nellie Agnes (Little) Lewis (November 7, 1904-October 13, 1957). Nellie was the great granddaughter of Theophilus Little and Mary Polhemus, the progenitors of the Little Family in Sullivan County.

Sun-Gazette
Williamsport, PA
September 2002

RAYMOND G. BARBOUR 70 of 994 Paulhamus Hill Road, Cogan Station died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002. He retired in 1989 from Textron Lycoming. He and his wife, the former Peggy E. McKee celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary on Oct. 21, 2001. Ray was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church and was a life member of both the Republican League in Newberry and the Antlers Country Club. He was also a member of the Wheel Inn, Ralston. Born on February 18, 1932 in Hillsgrove, Pa. he was a son of Donald E. and Sadie M. Little Barbour. Surviving besides his wife are a son; Theodore R. (Tracey) of Williamsport; daughters, Christine B. (Brendan) Kavanagh of Danbury, Conn. and Andrea B. (Donald) Wandling of Norcross, Ga.; brother, Donald (Peggy) Barbour Jr. of Redwood City, Calif.; sister, Dorothy J. (Max) Dangle of Montoursville and nine grandchildren. A graveside service will be Wednesday 2 p.m. in Hillsgrove Cemetery with Rev. Robert Carver, church pastor officiating. No visitation. The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to the Hillsgrove Cemetery Assoc., Hillsgrove, PA or the charity of one’s choice. Knight-Confer Funeral Home.


Olga Beinlich and Jerry E. Beinlich
Nephew and Son of Olga's Brother Edwin Russell Beinlich
May 28, 1938
Photo Courtesy of Cindy Coppock.


Three Playmates
Charlotte Marie Lewis, Helen Anna Fetherbay and Marion Allen
Charlotte [in front] was Olga's First Cousin and Daughter of Aaron Gleason and Nellie Agnes (Little) Lewis.
Helen [obituary below] was the daughter of Lee Fetherbay and Elsie Schiffl; she later married Edwin Russell Beinlich, Olga's brother.
Marion was the daughter of Harvey Allen.
Taken in 1935
Photo Courtesy of Cindy Coppock.

Our identification of Marion above is tentative, but probable.

Here are obituaries for Helen (Fetherbay) Beinlich and her brother, Willis Fetherbay.

Daily Review
Towanda, PA
November 2001

–HELEN FETHERBAY BEINLICH, 86, a former Sullivan County resident passed away Nov. 6, 2001 in Fort Walton, Fla. She is the widow of the former Sheriff Edwin R. Beinlich, who preceded her in death on May 2, 1972. She was born in Roselle, N.J. on May 24, 1915, a daughter of the late Lee and Elsie Schifl Fetherbay. She moved to Sullivan County when she was two years old. She was a member of Redeemer United Church of Christ in Dushore and belonged to the Women’s Guild and was a member of the Sullivan County Republican Women. At one time, she was Chief Deputy Sheriff. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Louise Beinlich of Florida; daughter and son-in-law, Joan and George Inklebarger of Florida; sister, Grace Borek of Columbia Cross Roads; brother, David Fetherbay of Florida; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, George Fetherbay of North Carolina and Donald and Willis Fetherbay, both of Dushore. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Mountain Ash Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations or contributions may be made to Redeemer United Church of Christ, Dushore or a charity of ones choice in Mrs. Beinlich’s memory. Arrangements were entrusted to the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore.

Daily Review
Towanda, PA
May 14, 1998

Willis (Bill) R. Fetherbay, 76, of Dushore, PA died Wednesday, May 6, 1998 in the Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon, PA. Born in Forksville on December 10, 1921 he was the son of the late Lee and Elsie Schiffl Fetherbay. He graduated from Estella High School. He was an aircraft mechanic in the US Army Air Force. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Doris Cook Fetherbay; daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Paul Bird of Jonestown, PA; a son and daughter-in-law, William and Marlene Fetherbay of Lancaster, PA; three grandchildren; a brother, David Fetherbay of Palm Bay, FL; sisters, Helen Beinlich and Mary Ester of Florida; and Grace Borek of Columbia Cross Roads, PA. He was preceded in death by brothers, George and Donald Fetherbay. Funeral services were held May 11 in the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Zion Chapel in Dushore with the Rev. Eddie Nilsen officiating and interment to be in Fairview Cemetery, Dushore. There were full military honors accorded by the American Legion Post No. 996. Arrangements were by the Russell McHenry Funeral Home in Dushore. Donations or contributions may be made to the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Zion Chapel, Carpenter St., Dushore in Bill's memory.


Eating Nuts
Kay Lewis at Front Right
Olga Beinlich Behind Kay
May Be Dwight G. Lewis, Kay's Brother and Olga's First Cousin, at Right in Second Row
1934
Photo Courtesy of Cindy Coppock.


Sunday School Class
Shunk, PA 1935
Parties Unknown
Photo Courtesy of Cindy Coppock.


Schoolmates 1935
Olga Beinlich is Third from Left.
Other Parties Unknown
Photo Courtesy of Cindy Coppock.


Eighth Grade 1936
Olga Beinlich is Farthest Right in the Front Row.
The teacher is "Mr. Lipfert".
Others Unknown.
Photo Courtesy of Cindy Coppock.


Mr. Lipfert
Photo Taken in 1942
Photo Courtesy of Cindy Coppock.

Apparently, Mr. Lipfert was a well thought of school teacher, since the second photo above was taken after Olga was married and long graduated from school days.


Jeanne Thomas
Schoolmate of Olga
Daughter of Raymond E. and Mildred (Everitt) Thomas
1936
Photo Courtesy of Cindy Coppock.


Jeanne Thomas
Schoolmate of Olga
1937--Probable School Photo
Photo Courtesy of Cindy Coppock.


Wayne Norton
Son of Ira R. Norton and Agnes E. Worthington
Likely Schoolmate of Olga
1937--Probable School Photo
Photo Courtesy of Cindy Coppock.


George Alva "Alvie" Wither
Olga's First Cousin
Son of George Dallas Wither and Fannie Mabel Little
Back reads "To Olga From Alva"
Photo Courtesy of Cindy Coppock.

Alvie Wither was born March 12, 1923 and died October 23, 1992. So, this photo must have been taken in the mid-1930s.


Margaret Ellena and Velina "Fay" Williams
Daughters of Lynn Carlton Williams (November 10, 1903-July 22, 1964) and Revenda Victorine Cott (April 16, 1911-November 1979)
Nieces of Olga Beinlich by Marriage
Photo Taken January 6, 1940
Photo Courtesy of Cindy Coppock.


Charlotte Marie Lewis
Estella, PA 1935
Another First Coursin to Olga
Photo Courtesy of Cindy Coppock.

Charlotte Marie Lewis, daughter of Gleason Aaron Lewis and Nellie Agnes Little, was born December 26, 1924 and died April 15, 1962.


4 H Club 1936
Kay Lewis Third from Left in Front Row
May Be Olga at Front Left
Other Parties Unknown
Photo Courtesy of Cindy Coppock.


4 H Club
Swimming Party 1936
Mr. Lipfert Middle Front
Other Parties Unknown
Photo Courtesy of Cindy Coppock.


The Allen Kids
Presumably the Children of Harvey Allen
Photo Courtesy of Cindy Coppock.


Judy Houseknecht
November 17, 1961
Connection to Olga or her family not known.
Photo Courtesy of Cindy Coppock.


Guy Long with Trophy Bear
Hunting Season Visitor in 1938
No known connection to family.
Photo Courtesy of Cindy Coppock.

The following two pictures found in the Cott Family Album have subjects who have not yet been identified.


"Flo"
No Further Identification, Time Frame or Context Known
Photo Courtesy of Cindy Coppock.


Francis "Calvin" Beinlich at Left
Other Parties Unknown
Photo Courtesy of Cindy Coppock.

 

The Cotts

Olga's fist husband, Valentine Cott, was the son of Clarence G. Cott and the grandson of Joshua George Cott. Joshua in turn was a son of the original immigrant, Henry Cott, of German origin. We can find the Cott family in the 1930 Federal census for Elkland, PA:

Clarence G. Cott, age 38
Lenora M. Cott, age 39
Revenda V. Cott, age 19
Lynwood C. Cott, age 17
Valentine C. Cott, age 15
Carl G. Cott, age 12
Betty C. Cott, age 7


Here is an obituary for Valentine:

Daily Review
Towanda, PA
March 1999

VALENTINE COTT, 84 of Sullivan Terrace, Dushore passed away on March 2, 1999 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. Born on Feb. 14, 1915 in Sullivan County he was a son of the late Clarence and Lenora Heinze Cott. Prior to his retirement 19 years ago, he had worked as an automotive mechanic. He had owned and operated his own garage in the Forksville area and later worked throughout the area, including many years for the Fitzpatrick and Lamberts Ford dealership in Dushore. Mr. Cott had been a lifetime resident of the Sullivan County area. He had been a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose and a social member of the Montoursville American Legion. In the early 1950s Valentine built and drove his own stock car and raced throughout the local area, a member of the Racing Association. He left surviving; his son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Mary Cott of Montoursville; daughter, Judy Lee Epler of New Albany; five grandchildren, Suzette O'Neil, Annette Fowler, Babette Bender, Jason R. Cott and Necole Lea Cott; three great-grandchildren, Stephanie Lane, Kelby O'Neil and Riley O'Neil; a great-grandnephew, K. Michael Norton; several nieces, nephews and a brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Jenny Cott of Williamsport. Valentine was preceded in death by his wife; a brother, Linewood
[sic: should be Clarence "Lynwood" Cott--see obit for his wife, and a picture of his sawmill, at end of page] and two sisters, Revenda Williams and Betty Smith. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 7, 1999 at 2 p.m. in the St. Paul's United Church of Christ of Overton, Pa. with the Rev. Robert W. Martin officiating. Interment will be held at the Elkland Friends Cemetery in Shunk, Pa. at the convenience of the family. The family will provide flowers; memorials may be directed to the Dushore Ambulance Company, P.O. Box 517, Dushore, Pa. in Mr. Cott's memory.

Larry Pardoe has contributed additonal background information on the Cott family, which we offer here, as well as the lineage in the Appendix below. Larry identifies two sections of the Streby History of Sullivan County that contains the following paragraph on the Cotts:

J. G. Cott
Was born in Springfield township, Bradford county, Aug. 21, 1854. He was a son of Henry A. and Elizabeth (Shapel) * Cott. Henry A. Cott was a native of Saxony, Germany. When he was 18 years of age he came to America, locating first at Buffalo, N.Y., and later in Springfield township, Bradford county, and in 1861 purchased a farm in Fox township,where he remained until his death. J.G. Cott located on the William Norton farm in Fox township, which he sold, and in 1887 purchased the farm near Lincoln Falls, which he now owns, and to which he has added more land. Mr. Cott has always taken a prominent part in public affairs and in 1901 was elected Sheriff of Sullivan county, when he moved to LaPorte, where he expects to remain during his term of office. Mr. Cott married Lucetta J. McCarty, who was born June 20, 1854. She was a daughter of Thomas and Chole ** (Wilcox) McCarty, of Elkland township. Thomas McCarty was the youngest son of Joel and Ellen (Roberts) McCarty, who located in Elkland township about 1900. To Mr. and Mrs. Cott have been born six children: Ellen M., married Jacob Griess ***, of LaPorte; John H., of Lincoln Falls; Hannah M., married Harry Heess [see obit below], of Elkland township; Fredrica E., Clarence G., and Miriam, at home.
* Believed to be Chapel or Chaapel.
** Believed to be Chloe.
*** Believed to be Gries.


John H. Cott
Was born in Fox township, March 29, 1878. He is a son of J.G. and Lucetta J. (McCarty) Cott, of Elkland township. Mr. Cott has charge of his father's farm while the latter is serving as sheriff of Sullivan county. John H. Cott married Lizzie McCarty in 1900. She is a daughter of Thomas W. and Myrtle V. (Grange) McCarty. Thomas W. McCarty was a son of Aaron and Elizabeth (Pardoe) McCarty. Myrtle V. Grange was a daughter of John W. and Eliza (Vough) Grange, of Elkland township. To Mr. and Mrs. John H. Cott has been born one child, Francis.

Source: George Streby, History of Elkland Township Including The Early Settlements Together With Biographical Sketches and Statistics And Matters of General Interest, Dushore, PA, Sullivan Gazette Print, 1904 (Streby Reprint No. 7), pages 30 and 31. Footnote comments courtesy of Larry Pardoe.

John H. Cott was brother to Clarence G. Cott and therefore an uncle to Valentine Cott.

Daily Review
Towanda, PA
March 1994

HEESS -MRS. RUTH BURGESS, 86 of Box 1215 Forksville RR 1 passed away Friday, March 11, 1994 at home. She was born June 17, 1907 in Elkland Township, Sullivan County, a daughter of Harry A. and Hanna M. Cott Heess. Ruth was a lifelong member of the Elkland Friends Meeting, Elkland Township. Surviving are a son, William M. Burgess, Forksville; two daughters; Virginia Pletcher, State College and Florabell Watts, Hershey; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Anna Morgan of Shunk. Ruth was predeceased by her husband, Mark on Oct. 2, 1987, a brother, Kermit Heess and two sisters; Gertrude Heess and Dorothy Neece. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Elkland Friends Meeting, c/o Mrs. Dorothy Rexer, Box 1216 RR 1, Forksville, Pa. Arrangements are under the direction of the Morse and Kleese Funeral Home, Canton.


Sawmill of Clarence "Lynwood" Cott
Photo Taken in 1940
Lynwood was a Brother to Valentine Cott
Photo Courtesy of Cindy Coppock.

We don't know if Lynwood is actually shown in the preceding photograph.

Appendix
Editor's Note: Entries colored blue are relevant directly to this gallery and history.

Descendants of George Cott
by Lorin F. Pardoe

1 George Cott b: Abt. 1789 d: 1833

.. +Mary Ann Buse

... 2 William Cott b: 1816

... 2 Daughter Cott b: 1819

... 2 John Charles Cott b: July 21, 1825 d: May 21, 1895

... 2 Henry A. Cott b: May 08, 1828 d: June 20, 1899

....... +Unknown

......... 3 Unknown Cott

... *2nd Wife of Henry A. Cott:

....... +Elizabeth Chapel b: May 21, 1828 d: February 08, 1894

......... 3 Mary M. Cott b: June 21, 1850 d: 1918

............. +Joseph Bedford m: Abt. 1866 b: 1841 d: 1914

............... 4 Mary Elizabeth Bedford b: Abt. 1867 d: Abt. 1898

................... +William B. Norton

............... 4 Clara A. Bedford b: 1869 d: 1917

................... +William C. Cornell

............... 4 Jennie M. Bedford b: Abt. 1873

................... +A. Francis Jolly m: August 02, 1894

.................... 5 Myrtle Jolly b: March 19, 1898

........................ +Howard Whittaker

............... 4 Minnie Bedford b: Abt. April 1882

......... 3 Joshua George Cott b: August 21, 1854 d: December 27, 1933

............. +Lucetta Jane McCarty m: July 05, 1873 b: June 20, 1854 d: 1920

............... 4 Ellen M. Cott b: November 14, 1876 d: January 14, 1925

................... +Jacob Gries m: April 1898

.................... 5 Howard Gries b: November 15, 1898

............... 4 John H. Cott b: March 29, 1878

................... +Elizabeth Mabel McCarty m: October 19, 1900 b: May 25, 1881 d: November 07, 1941

.................... 5 J. Francis Cott b: October 14, 1902 d: May 28, 1938

........................ +Esther Oliva Haynes m: July 27, 1927 b: December 28, 1903 d: September 04, 1987

.................... 5 Worth L. Cott b: August 24, 1909 d: September 18, 1987

........................ +Margaret Moxey m: June 08, 1937

.................... *2nd Wife of Worth L. Cott:

........................ +Trudy ?

.................... 5 Baby Cott b: Unknown

............... 4 Hannah Martha Cott b: October 30, 1879 d: December 16, 1938

................... +Harry Aaron Heess m: July 02, 1898 b: August 20, 1875 d: October 22, 1945

.................... 5 Dorothy Lucetta Heess b: July 16, 1899 d: September 26, 1964

........................ +James Marshall Neece m: March 03, 1929 b: October 08, 1907 d: June 17, 1991

.................... 5 Ruth Elizabeth Heess b: June 17, 1907 d: March 11, 1994

........................ +Mark R. Burgess m: May 25, 1925 b: November 30, 1898 d: October 02, 1987

.................... 5 Anna Virginia Heess b: June 16, 1908 d: March 09, 2004

........................ +Francis Lee Bogart m: December 15, 1933 b: September 16, 1904 d: October 30, 1965

.................... *2nd Husband of Anna Virginia Heess:

........................ +Victor B. Bedford m: Abt. 1963 b: April 21, 1898 d: March 27, 1975

.................... *3rd Husband of Anna Virginia Heess:

........................ +William Ford Morgan m: April 07, 1979 b: September 15, 1898 d: May 25, 1993

.................... 5 Kermit LaRue Heess b: October 30, 1909 d: March 04, 1970

........................ +Nellie Brown m: November 07, 1930 b: June 06, 1914 d: September 17, 2000

.................... 5 M. Gertrude Heess b: September 01, 1917 d: March 18, 1941

.................... 5 Infant Heess b: Unknown d: August 25, 1903

............... 4 Frederick E. Cott b: August 29, 1884 d: October 23, 1943

................... +Mae Fetherbay m: April 16, 1906 b: March 1884 d: October 05, 1947

.................... 5 Lawrence Carl Cott b: August 29, 1906 d: May 1975

........................ +Audra M. Stiner m: September 07, 1927 b: 1906 d: 1971

.................... 5 Victor Oliver Cott b: March 17, 1908 d: December 09, 1990

........................ +Alice Irene Brenchley m: March 26, 1937 b: August 09, 1915 d: May 10, 1991

.................... 5 Alfreda Cott b: December 30, 1909 d: 1970

........................ +Frederick Rinker m: Abt. 1929 b: 1908 d: 1976

.................... 5 Cleatus R. Cott b: October 26, 1914 d: August 28, 1938

........................ +Nell Salsbury

.................... 5 Eunice Cott b: April 24, 1916 d: January 23, 1997

........................ +Laverne Lee Saphone m: Abt. 1930

.................... *2nd Husband of Eunice Cott:

........................ +Ferdinand Brown Renninger m: Abt. 1936

............... 4 Clarence G. Cott b: May 19, 1891 d: June 1966

................... +M. Lenora Heinze m: December 28, 1909 b: September 26, 1890 d: May 17, 1966

.................... 5 Revenda Victorine Cott b: April 16, 1911 d: November 1979

........................ +Lynn Carlton Williams m: February 04, 1933 b: November 10, 1903 d: July 22, 1964

.................... 5 Clarence Lynwood Cott b: November 08, 1912 d: October 23, 1981 *

........................ +Helen V. Montague m: November 21, 1934 b: November 18, 1913 d: February 14, 2004

.................... 5 Valentine Charles Cott b: February 14, 1915 d: March 02, 1999

........................ +Olga Elizabeth Beinlich m: January 06, 1940 b: March 20, 1921 d: September 18, 1993

.................... 5 Carl Gleason Cott b: March 08, 1918 d: 1999

........................ +Jennie E. Campbell m: June 28, 1941 b: February 05, 1917 d: June 02, 2002

.................... 5 Betty Carolyn Cott b: April 25, 1922

........................ +Richard M. Smith m: November 23, 1945

............... 4 Marion E. Cott b: June 22, 1898 d: June 10, 1984

................... +Richard Earl Swingle m: June 05, 1919 b: June 26, 1890 d: August 14, 1932

.................... 5 Theora Lucetta Swingle b: July 04, 1920 d: August 23, 1966

........................ +William P. Sullivan b: September 16, 1912 d: August 02, 1982

.................... 5 Aliene Joyce Swingle b: October 04, 1923

........................ +Herman Stewart m: August 02, 1941

.................... *2nd Husband of Aliene Joyce Swingle:

........................ +Richard Heltzel

.................... *3rd Husband of Aliene Joyce Swingle:

........................ +Russell Marcus Strange b: February 03, 1916 d: June 21, 1992

.................... 5 Robert Carl Swingle b: 1929

........................ +Sara Roberts b: Abt. 1930 d: August 08, 1990

.................... *2nd Wife of Robert Carl Swingle:

........................ +Joanna S. Murphy

............... *2nd Husband of Marion E. Cott:

................... +William Henry Allinger m: December 30, 1950 b: December 12, 1905 d: June 01, 1991

......... *2nd Wife of Joshua George Cott:

............. +Laura Anna Morgan m: Abt. 1924 b: June 09, 1863 d: October 11, 1935

......... 3 Ira Cott b: August 01, 1857 d: 1914 **

............. +Anna M. Caseman b: March 1856

............... 4 Lane Cott b: December 20, 1878 d: May 09, 1886

............... 4 William Cott b: March 1884

................... +Mazie Myers b: 1885

............... 4 Jennie May Cott b: December 28, 1888 d: February 10, 1898

* Here is an obituary for Helen V. (Montague) Cott, wife of Clarence Lynwood Cott:



Daily Review
Towanda, PA
February 15, 2004

Helen V. Cott, age 90, of Forksville RR 1, passed away in the early morning of Saturday, Feb. 14, 2004 at Dar-Way Nursing Home in Estella, Pa.
She was born on Nov. 18, 1913, in Shrewsbury Township a daughter of the late Harry and Maude Secules Montague. Helen has been a lifetime resident of Sullivan County.
On Nov. 21, 1934 she was united in marriage with Lynwood Cott. Her husband Lynwood preceded her in death on October 23, 1981.
She was a member of the Elkland Friends Meeting Church, and was a member of the Forksville, Hillsgrove, and Shunk Fire Companies.
She enjoyed her time spent sewing, baking, tending her flower garden, fishing and the outdoors. She was also supportive and helped her husband with the farming.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-laws: Louise and James Rinker, of Forksville, Pa., Dorothy and Malyn Norton, of Shunk, Pa.; a sister-in-law: Glenna Montague, of Strawbridge, Pa.; grandchildren: Ellen Lazur, of Selinsgrove, Jack Dymond, of Dushore, Tony Rinker, of Spring City, Cindy Norton, of Dushore, Mike Norton, of Forksville, Lori Newman, of Shunk, Kelly Norton, of Billingham, WA, Peggy Savage, of New Albany; great grandchildren: Jason Purdy, Natlie Dymond, Katie Dymond, A.J. Rinker, Ava Rinker, Kimberly and Josh Norton, Jamie and Kally McBride, Renee and Nicole Arment, and Zachery Norton.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004, 12:00 noon in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter Street, Dushore, Pa., with the Rev. Robert Brown, pastor officiating.
Interment will follow in the Elkland Friends Cemetery, Elkland, Pa.,br> Friends and family are invited to call on Tuesday morning, February 17, 2004 at McHenry Funeral Home in Dushore from 10:00 a.m. until the time of funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to any local fire company in Mrs. Cott's memory.

** As a historical digression, Bob Sweeney, the Sullivan County Genealogical Web Page coordinator, points out a connection with his own family and Ira Cott, listed in the Cott famly genealogy above. In January 1904, Bob's grandmother, Agnes Elizabeth Kelly, of Overton, PA wanted to marry Peter Francis Sweeney of Ringdale, PA. However, Agnes was only 18 years old, and both her parents had passed away. She was therefore a ward of the local court in such matters and required the formal written release of her court-appointed guardian, Ira Cott, in order to marry. The release was granted.

The Kobbe Obituaries

Editor's Note: We post here several additonal obituaries for the Kobbe branch of the Beinlich family:

Troy Gazette-Register
Troy, PA
July 12, 1990

WILMER (BEN) KOBBE Wilmer (Ben) Kobbe, 68, of Troy, PA died July 6, 1990 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. He was born September 28, 1921 in Overton, the son of Ernest and Edith Chapman Kobbe. Ben retired from American LaFrance in 1983 after 26 years of employment. In his retirement years, he was a USA Today carrier. He was a member of the Calvary Alliance Chapel in Canton. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Frances Dreste Kobbe; sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Donna Kobbe of East Troy; Edward Kobbe of Breesport, NY, Richard and Barb Kobbe of East Troy, Fred and Cathy Kobbe of Norfolk, VA; daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Steve Bastion of Alba, Karen and Charles Kelly of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandson; brothers, John Kobbe of Burlington, Milo Kobbe of Binghamton, Leonard Kobbe of New Albany; sister, Mrs. Myrtle Keeney, New Albany. He was predeceased by a twin brother of 11 months, Willard Kobbe, and other brothers, Francis, Earl and Larue Kobbe. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy July 10 with the Rev. Ronald Kellyy officiating and burial to be in Windfall Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Calvary Alliance Chapel.

Independent Sentinel
Canton, PA
July 1992

GERALD A. REED, 70, Williamsport died July 12, 1992 in Williamsport Hospital. Born November 24, 1921 in Roaring Branch, he was the son of Fred C. and Edna E. Kobbe Reed. Mr. Reed was a retired employee of the former Marvel Mills/Syntex. He was a member of the Canton Moose Lodge and the South Williamsport Senior Citizens, a member of the trinity United Methodist Church, an Army Veteran of World War II, receiving a Purple Heart for injuries suffered in Germany and an avid bowler. Mr. Reed was preceded in death by his first wife, Eleanor E. Heinze Reed in Sept. 1984. Surviving are his wife of seven years, Edna R. Engle; two sons, Gerald Brion * of Montoursville and Miles Reed, Roaring Branch; five daughters, Phyllis Zarzyczny, Linda Black, Donna Reidy, and Rita Van Black, Donna Reidy and Rita Van Sant, all of Williamsport, Mary Simmers, Erie; twin step-sons, John H. Engle, Jersey Shore and Joseph C. Engle, Williamsport; one step-daughter, Kathleen Patt, Williamsport; five brothers, Frederick, Canton, Leroy, Liberty, Carl, Trout Run and James and Dan, both of Linden; six sisters, Margaret Lusk, Mary Brion and Lydia Roupp, all of Williamsport, Marcella Skelly, Millerton, Elma Faulkerson, Roaring Branch and Betty Reibson, Forksville; 16 grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral was held at the Sanders Funeral Home, Williamsport. Burial was in Green Lawn Memorial Park, Montgomery.
* Per Larry Pardoe, "Gerald Brion" is likely Gerald Brion Reed. Her also surmises that Gerald's second wife Edna had been previously married to an Engle before marying Gerald; hence the two Engle step-children named in this obit. His sister Betty Jane Reed married Milo Kenneth Reibson and has been frequently listed in The Sullivan Review in connection with Conservation and Agricultural associations in Sullivan County.

Independent Sentinel
Canton, PA
January 2000

BOYLES -BELTHA KOBBE, 77, Forksville, RR2 passed away January 19, 2000 unexpectedly at her winter home in Lakeland, FL. Born on May 25, 1922 in Elkland Township, Sullivan County she was the daughter of the late Lynn and Grace Brown Boyles. On July 8, 1939 she married Francis Kobbe. Mr. and Mrs. Kobbe had a loving marriage and had celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary. Francis preceded her in death in April of 1988. She was a lifetime resident of Sullivan County, was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Elkland Twp. Other memberships included; Canton Chapter No. 71, Order of the Eastern Star, the Elkland Grange and the Sullivan County Senior Extension. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting and making handcrafts. Surviving are four sons and daughters-in-law; Delos and Betty Kobbe, Catawissa, PA, Norman and Elaine Kobbe, Montgomery, PA, Alan and Beverly Kobbe, Milledgeville, GA, Durwood and Shirley Kobbe, New Albany, PA; three sisters, Ona Gunter, Plant City, FL, Rita Thomas, Binghamton, NY, Dora McCarty, Forksville, PA; brother, Sheldon Boyles, Wysox; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband she was predeceased by her brother, Torrance Boyles in 1996. Funeral services were held January 24 in St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Elkland Township with the Rev. Robert W. Martin her pastor officiating. Interment followed in Forksville Cemetery. An Eastern Star Funeral service was held Sunday evening at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral home, Dushore by members of Canton Chapter #71, Order of the Eastern Star. Memorials may be made to St. Peter's United Church of Christ Memorial Fund, c/o John Brown, RR 1, Forksville, PA in Mrs. Kobbe's memory.

Daily Review
Towanda, PA
February 1986

EARL CARL KOBBE, 68 died Monday at the Bradford County Manor following a lingering illness. He was born in Laquin, the son of Ernest A. and Edith Chapman Kobbe on July 22, 1917. He was an employee of the Remington Rand Corp., Elmira for a number of years. He was a veteran of World War II having served in the Army. Surviving are two daughters, Linda Balmer of Pine City, NY and Ann Kobbe of Elmira; three sons, Donald, Dennis and Daniel, all of Elmira; one sister, Mrs. Lester (Myrtle) Keeney of New Albany; five brothers, John of Burlington, Francis of Forksville, Wilmer of Troy, Milo of Binghamton, Leonard of New Albany; three grandchildren; one aunt, Lavina Chapman of Towanda; two uncles, Manley Chapman of Towanda and Alfred Chapman of New Albany; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two brothers, LaRue and Willard. Funeral and committal services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore with the Rev. Robert W. Brown, pastor of St. Peter's Church of Christ, Hugo Corners officiating. Interment will be in the Hugo Corners Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Friends may call at McHenry's Thursday, 7-9 p.m.

The Sullivan Review
Dushore, PA
September 18, 1975

Ernest A. Kobbe, 85, Elkland Township, Sullivan County, New Albany RD 2, died Sept. 12, 1975, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, following a long illness.
He was born July 16, 1890, in Elkland Township Sullivan County, son of the late Wilhelm C. and Minnie Beinlich Kobbe. He was a lifetime resident of Sullivan County.
He was a member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ at Hugo Corners. Mr. Kobbe had been a farmer his entire lifetime and had retired in 1971. In addition to farming he had at one time worked for the highway department and a number of sawmills in the area.
His wife, the former Edith Chapman, preceded him in death by seven years.
He is survived by seven sons, John M. of Burlington, Earl C. of Troy RD 3, Francis R. of Forksville RD 1, Wilmer E. of Troy RD 3, LaRue J. of New Albany RD 2, Milo C. of Binghamton, and Leonard L. of New Albany RD 2; one daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Keeney of New Albany, RD 1; three sisters, Mrs. Frederika Bailey of Columbia Cross Roads, Mrs. Edna Reed of Canton, and Mrs. Lavina Chapman of Columbia Cross Roads; two brothers, Delbert of Montoursville and Alfred of New Albany RD 2; 35 grandchildren and 49 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Hugo Corners, with the Rev. James E. Johnson, pastor of the Lewisburg United Church of Christ, officiating. Interment was in the Hugo Corners Cemetery.

Gazette-Register
Troy, PA
Thursday, May 17, 2001

KOBBE , John M. Age 87 of Burlington, PA, passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2001 at the Bradford County Manor, Troy, PA. He was born on April 5, 1914 in Hugo Corners, Sullivan County, PA, a son of the late Ernest and Edith (Chapman) Kobbe. John was a life long farmer on the Kobbe family farm and also worked at many other farms in the area. He also worked on the fire truck assembly at American LaFrance, Inc., in Elmira, NY, retiring in 1977 after 25 years of service. John was a member of the Burlington United Methodist Church in Burlington, PA. He was a member of the International Order of Odd Fellows, the Wetona Grange, and the Bradford County Old Timers. John enjoyed bowling in the couple's league for many years. He also enjoyed softball, camping and fishing. John, a very loving father and grandfather, is survived by his son, James E. (Beverly "Peg") Kobbe of Towanda, PA; daughters, Jo Ann (William) Avery, Jr. of Gillett, PA and Sharon L. Giles (Jim Weaver) of Elizabethtown, PA; 15 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; brothers, Milo C. (Norma) Kobbe of Florida and Leonard L. (Virginia) Kobbe of New Albany, PA; several sisters-in-law, several nieces and nephews; aunt Lavina Chapman of Springfield, PA; special friend, Dorothy Ellsworth of Burlington, PA. He is predeceased by his first wife, Bertha Bell (Gernert) Kobbe in 1948; second wife, Thelma M. (Morgan) Kobbe in 1980; sons, William Ernest Kobbe in 1947, and Dale Eugene Kobbe in 1991; great grandchildren; Brandon and Matthew Kobbe; brothers, Earl, Frances, Wilmer and LaRue Kobbe; sister, Myrtle Keeney. Friends are invited to call at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA on Friday, May 11, 2001 from 6 to 8 PM. The funeral service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, May 12, 2001 at the funeral home with the Reverend Robert Martin officiating. Interment will be in Bradford County Memorial Park, Luthers Mills, PA. Memorial contributions in John's name may be directed to the Burlington United Methodist Church or to a charity of one's choice.

Daily Review
Towanda, PA
Octoer 2003

MILO KOBBE, age 77, passed away on Friday, Oct. 3, 2003, at Health Center of Windermere, in Orlando, Fla. He was born in Sullivan County and lived in Binghamton, N.Y. until moving to Clermont, Fla., in 2000. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member of the American Legion Post No. 1645 in Binghamton. He was employed by the Binghamton Brick Co. for 35 years, and Bowen Building Block for 11 years. He is survived by his wife, Norma; their five children; Allen and Barbara Kobbe of New Hartford, N.Y., Chery and Ray Badger of Groveland, Fla., Richard and Judy Kobbe of Ft. Pierce, Fla., Blanche and Doug Engates of Clemont, and Milo Jr. and Linda Kobbe of Hudson, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Leonard Kobbe of Overton; as well as several sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by five brothers and one sister, all of Pennsylvania. A funeral service will be held on Sunday, Oct. 11, at noon in the Russell P. McHenry funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, with the Rev. Howard Carr, pastor officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Vitas Hospice Charitable fund, 123 Southeast Third Ave., PNB 110, Miami, Fla

Daily Review
Towanda, PA
November 2003

Norma Kobbe, 74, of Clermont, Fla., passed away on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003 at the Health Center in Windermere. She was born Aug. 5, 1929 in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, and lived in Chenango Bridge, N.Y. until moving to Clermont in 2000. She is predeceased by her husband, Milo Kobbe who passed away Oct. 3, 2003. She is survived by her five children: Allen and Barbara Kobbe of New Hartford, N.Y; Cheryl and Ray Badger of Groveland, Fla; Richard and Judy Kobbe of Ft. Pierce, Fla; Blanche and Doug Engates of Clermont, Fla., and Milo, Jr. and Linda Kobbe of Hudson, Fla.; 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Jane Fulkrod of Binghamton, N.Y. She was retired from Ames Grocery Chain where she a member of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at McHenry's Funeral Home, Dushore, Pa. In lieu of flowers the family asks for contributions to Vitas Hospice Charitable Fund, 123 Southeast Third Ave. Miami, Fla., 33131-2003. She will be buried in the Evergreen Community Cemetery in New Era, Pa. Becker Family Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

Daily Review
Towanda, PA
September 1999

MYRTLE KOBBE KEENEY, age 84, of New Albany, Pa., passed away Saturday, Sept. 26 *, 1999, at Memorial Hospital in Towanda, Pa. Born Aug. 22, 1915, in Elkland Township, Sullivan County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Edith Chapman Kobbe. Myrtle was a lifelong resident of the Bradford and Sullivan County area. Myrtle's memberships included Independent Baptist Church of Towanda; Widowed Persons Association and the AARP. Myrtle enjoyed time spent crafting and crocheting. In February 1990, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Keeney. She left surviving a daughter and son-in-law, Charles and Marjorie McGroarty; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Leonard and Virginia Kobbe, John Kobbe and Dorothy Elsworth, Milo and Norma Kobbe; three sisters-in-law, Bertha Kobbe, Gertrude Kobbe and Frances Kobbe; grandchildren, Michael and Margaret (Peggy) McGroarty, Maureen Maynard, Mathew and Tina McGroarty and Edward and Michelle McGroarty; great-grandchildren, Josh and Karen McGroarty, Beau McGroarty, Dalton and Dylan Maynard, Lacey and Kira McGroarty; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999, at 2 p.m. in the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, Pa. with the Rev. Donn Houser, pastor of the Independent Baptist Church, and the Rev. Michael Dodd, pastor of the Evergreen Christian Church, officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, New Albany, Pa. Friends and family may call on Tuesday evening, Sept. 28, 1999 at McHenry funeral Home in Dushore from 6 to 8 p.m. Memorials may be directed to the Independent Baptist Church, 109 Cherry St., Towanda, Pa. or the Evergreen Christian Church, RR, New Albany, Pa. in Mrs. Keeney’s memory.
Note: The calendar date for that Saturday is September 25, and her Social Security record confirms that she died on Saturday, September 25, 1999,

Daily Review
Towanda, PA
February 22, 2003

Charles Michael McGroarty, age 75, of New Albany RR 1 (Laddsburg) passed away on Thursday evening, Feb. 20, 2003, at his home.
He was born on March 31, 1927, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., a son of the late Edward and Catherine Byron McGroarty.
His family moved to Overton, where he was raised, and was a graduate of St. Basil's Catholic School, Class of 1945.
On Feb. 8, 1953, Charles married the former Marjorie Keeney. They had just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
During his lifetime, he was employed as a mechanic and a truck driver.
With his ancestors from Ireland, Charles always had the luck of the Irish with him. With his strong faith in our Lord and his Irish luck he was able to conquer many battles he faced throughout his own life.
A man with a positive outlook for life, he always found good in everyone and never turned anyone down when they needed help or words of encouragement.
His love for and interest in automobiles always kept him busy, whether it was repairing a car or tractor for his friends or rebuilding his own first car, a "1917 Model T." He found much enjoyment having his sons interested in his same passion for cars.
He also enjoyed being with his family. A man with a kind heart full of love, a gentle smile and a kind word made him a man that everyone loved to be with.
He taught his family about the important things that mattered in life. It wasn't material things that were important; it was honesty, faith, and the love we should have for family and friends, and of course a little "Irish Luck."
He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church of Overton and was a member of the Antique Automotive Club of America.
Surviving are his loving wife of 50 years, Marjorie Keeney McGroarty, at home; his children and their spouses: Michael (Peggy) McGroarty, Maureen Maynard, Matthew (Tina) McGroarty and Edward (Shellie) McGroarty; grandchildren: Josh (Karen) McGroarty, Beau McGroarty, Lacey and Kira McGroarty, and Dalton and Dylan Maynard; and two great-grandchildren: Mason and Haley Jo McGroarty. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James McGroarty; by sisters Mary Catherine Nolan and Roseanne Pulio; and by an infant sister, Theresa McGroarty.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, Feb. 24, 2003, at 11 a.m. in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, in Overton, with the Rev. Kenneth Seagar as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Overton Township.
Friends and family are invited to call on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2003, at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St., Dushore, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the New Albany Community Library, Front Street, New Albany, Pa. 18833, or the American Cancer Society, Bradford-Sullivan County Unit, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, Pa. 17701, in Mr. McGroarty's memory.

Troy Gazette
Troy, PA
March 14, 1991

DALE E. KOBBE, MATTHEW S. KOBBE, BRANDON T. KOBBE
Dale Eugene Kobbe, 51; Matthew Scott Kobb, 6; and Brandon Thomas Kobbe, 2 of Burlington, PA died Tuesday, March 5, 1991 as the result of a fire. Born June 25, 1939 in Sayre, Dale Eugene Kobbe was the son of John and Bertha Gernert Kobbe. He served with the US Army and was a life member of AMVETS. He was a member of Towanda American Legion Post 42, the Towanda VFW Post 1568 and the Monroeton Rod and Gun Club. He was employed with the DuPont Company in Towanda. Mr. Kobbe is survived by son, Michael Kobbe of Trout Run RD 1; daughters, Angela Kobbe of Sunrise, FL and Bertha Kobbe of Burlington; his father, John Kobbe of Burlington; special friend, Dorothy Ellsworth of Burlington; five grandchildren; a brother, James Kobbe of Towanda RD 4; sisters, JoAnn Avery of Gillett RD 1 and Sharon Giles of Elizabethtown, PA. He was predeceased by a brother, Billy Kobbe, in 1947. Matthew Scott Kobbe is survived by his mother, Bertha Kobbe of Burlington; maternal grandmother, Bonnie Inserra of Margate, FL; paternal grandparents, Robert and Blanche Shock Sr. of Elmira; maternal great-grandfather, John Kobbe of Burlington; and maternal great-grandmother, Margaret Bastion of Ralston. Brandon Thomas Kobbes is survived by his mother, Bertha Kobbe of Burlington; maternal grandmother, Bonnie Inserra of Margate, FL; maternal great-grandfather, John Kobbe of Burlington; and maternal great-grandmother, Margaret Bastion of Ralston. Combined funeral services were held March 9 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. John Feaster officiating and burial to be in Bradford County Memorial Park. Full military honors were performed by Troy American Legion Post 49 and Troy VFW Post 8675 for Dale Eugene Kobbe during the service. Memorials may be directed to the Kobbe Fund, WHGL Radio PO Box 100, Troy, PA 16947.

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