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Letter With Stamps
Posted from Eagles Mere to Laporte
to Joseph F. Ingham *
May 19, 1938
Photo Courtesy of Scott W. Tilden
Original Auctioned on eBay in November 2012
* Joseph F. Ingham (1899-1968) was a Sullivan County attorney who represented the Eagles Mere Association referenced below.
Many of the individuals mentioned in this history lived in or around Lake Eagles Mere.

The Descendants of Barnhart Weaver and Mary Thrasher

We are indebted to our local Sullivan County liaison for transcribing this historical presentation. In particular, we thank Jerry Atkins for an update provided in 2014, which is marked where it appears in dark red. Jerry is the son of Raymond and Ethel Mae (Weaver) Atkins, a grandson of Elmer and Arminta (Hopkins) Weaver and a great grandson of Barnhart and Mary (Thrasher) Weaver.
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BARNHART WEAVER born 1817; son of Christian & Mariah (Hunsinger) Weaver; died September 27, 1895; buried in Thrasher’s cemetery.

Married MARY THRASHER She was born in 1825; died February 28, 1903; buried in Thrasher’s cemetery, Dushore, Pa.

The Sullivan Review
October 3, 1895

Barnhard Weaver, of Cherry, died Saturday morning, aged 77 years, two months and eight days.  He was one of the most respected citizens of the township, and leaves an aged wife, five sons and four daughters to mourn his loss.  The funeral was held Monday at Thrasher’s church. Rev. J.W. Klingler officiating.

The Sullivan Review
March 5, 1903

Mrs. Mary Weaver, widow of the late Barney Weaver, died at her home in Cherry township, February 28, 1903, aged 79 years, 5 months and 27 days. 

The funeral services were held at Zion’s Lutheran church, in this place, Tuesday, March 3, with interment at Old Zion’s cemetery.  A number of sons and daughters survive.

Children of Barnhart & Mary Weaver:

  1. Delilah Ann Weaver 1844-1920
  2. Mary Jane Weaver 1846-1927
  3. Christian Weaver 1848-1870 *
  4. William Weaver 1849-1926
  5. Silas Jefferson Weaver 1861-1861
  6. Elmer Weaver 1852-1940
  7. Levi Weaver 1850-1852 aged 1 year, 11 mo. &25 days
  8. George W. Weaver 1857-1938
  9. Christiana Weaver 1858-1936
  10. Lydia Weaver 1862-1947
  11. Nathan Weaver 1863-1942
  12. Frederick John Weaver 1867-1942

* Editor's Note: In January 2014, Jerry Atkins provided an update to this page. Included was information that Christian Weaver died at about age 21 in an accident at a sawmill (likely the mill owned by the Barnhart family). Jerry found his broken tombstone leaning up against a church wall at Old Zion Lutheran Cemetery (Thrashers Cemetery) in Dushore, PA. You can find additonal updated information from Jerry Atkins in the family history for Elmer Larue Weaver below, and at the section on the Weaver lineage at the Streby History of Cherry Township.

DELILAH ANN WEAVER (Barnhart, Christian Weaver) born March 23, 1845; died December 4, 1920.

Married Augustus Miller on September 26, 1869.  He was born September 7, 1845; son of Philip & Mary Salina Hartzig Miller.

Children of Delilah & Augustus Miller:

1.   Henry Alanson Miller 1872-

2.   John Augustus Miller 1874-

3.   William Lorenzo Miller 1876-

4.   Ellery Jerome Miller born August 7,1882-

The Sullivan Review
December 8, 1920

Mrs. August Miller died at her home in Colfax, Washington, Saturday, Dec. 4. according to a message received by relatives here.

Mrs. Miller was well known in this section, being a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Barney Weaver.  Mr. and Mrs. Miller left Cherry Township for Washington over thirty years ago.

She is survived by four sons: Henry of Washington, D.C. John, William, and Ellery of Colfax  Also by two sisters, Mrs. F.K. Saxer and Mrs. John Biddle of Cherry township and five brothers, Nathan C., George, William, and Fred of Cherry and Elmer Weaver of Elimsport.

MARY JANE WEAVER (Barnhart, Christian Weaver) born April 9, 1846; died February 7, 1927.

Married John Biddle in 1866. He was born June 3, 1840 in Germany; died June 6, 1910.

Children of Jane & John Biddle:

1.   Estella M. Biddle 1876-1945

The Sullivan Review
February 9, 1927

Mrs. Jane Biddle died Monday afternoon at her home in Cherry Township following an illness of several months at the age of 80 years.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Stella Steafather, four grandchildren, Miss Marie Taylor, Glen Taylor, Miss Murl Steafather and LaRue Steafather all of Cherry township, two sisters, Mrs. Anna Saxer of Cherry Township, and Mrs. Lydia Tuttle of Phillipsburg, pa, and three brothers, Elmer Weaver of Watsontown, George Weaver and Fred Weaver of Cherry township.

Funeral service wall be held at the home Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock with further service at Zion Lutheran church.  Interment will be made in the Thrasher cemetery.

The Sullivan Review
June 9, 1910

John Biddle, an aged resident of Cherry Township, died at his home on Monday, morning at 5 o’clock, from dropsy. He had been ill for some time.

Mr. Biddle was born in Germany June 3, 1840, and departed this life June 6, 1910 age 70 years and 3 days. Funeral services were held at the house this Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. A. Bachofer of the Lutheran church officiating. Interment was made in the Thrasher cemetery.

Hi is survived by a wife, one daughter, Mrs. William Steafather, of Dushore, and one brother, Charles of this place; also three sisters survive, Mrs. George Beach of Colley, Mrs. Christian Lisson of Wilmot, and Mrs. George Taylor of Muncy Valley.

Estella Biddle (M. Jane, Barnhart, Christian Weaver) born May 15, 1876; died January 12, 1945.

Married 1st Harry Taylor-divorced

Marred 2nd William Steafather

Children of Estella & Harry Taylor

a.  Marie Taylor 1896-1971

b.  Glen Taylor 1900-1981

Children of Estella & William Steafather:

c.  Murl B. Steafather 1906-1983

d.  Larue Steafather 1908-1979

The Sullivan Review
January 19, 1945

Mrs. Estella Steafather died Friday, January 12th at the Robert Packer hospital at Sayre.  She was suddenly stricken with a heart attack on Wednesday, while performing her usual duties.  On Thursday she was removed to the hospital where she passed away.

She was an only daughter of the late John and Mary Jane Weaver Biddle, born on a farm in Wilmot Township, May 15, 1876.  She spent her early life in Wilmot Township, and later came with her family to Cherry Township, the time they purchased the Freeman Thrasher farm on which they made their home for a number of years.

Since the death of her mother, Mrs. Steafather has made her home in town, living with her daughter on Carpenter Street.

She is survived by two daughters, Ms. Marie Karge of Carpenter street and Mrs. Murl Young of Sayre, and two sons, Glen A. Taylor, and LaRue Steafather of Cherry Township, and four grandchildren and a number of cousins.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the St. Paul’s Evangelical church, Rev. William F. Woods, pastor officiated.  Interment in the family plot in Zion Evangelical Lutheran cemetery.

Marie K. Taylor (Estella, Mary Jane, Barnhart, Christian Weaver) born April 7, 1896; died January 13, 1971.

Married 1st Fred Karge born Aug. 16, 1884 and died June 25, 1948

Married 2nd Clarence S. Bender.

 No children.

Glen A. Taylor ( Estella, Mary Jane, Barnhart, Christian Weaver) born June 7, 1900; died April 16, 1981; buried in Thrasher's Cemetery; Dushore, Pa.

Married Lucille Henry June 22, 1931.

Children of Glen & Lucille Taylor:

1. Lorraine Taylor

2. Glenn H. Taylor

Murl B. Steafather (Estella, Mary Jane, Barnhart, Christian Weaver) born March 1, 1906; died August 19, 1983.

Married Ted James Young on November 25, 1929.

Children of Murl & Ted Young:

1.      Sherre Young

2.      Theo M.  Young

The Sullivan Review
September 1, 1983

Mrs. Murl B. Young, 77, wife of Ted James Young, of 401 West Main Street, Endicott, NY, native of Dushore, died August 19, 1983 at her residence after an extended illness.

Born March 1, 1906, she was a daughter of William and Estella Biddle Steafather.

She spent her early years in the Sullivan County area, and was a former member of the Dushore United Methodist Church.

She and her husband observed their 53rd wedding anniversary last November 25.

Surviving besides her husband are two daughters, Mrs. Sherre Higley of Montoursville and Mrs. Theo Davidson of Endicott, NY; and four grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 13th at 1 p.m. from McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter street, Dushore, with the Rev. Robert W. Brown, pastor of Redeemer United Church of Christ, Dushore officiating.  Burial was in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dushore RD.

Larue W. Steafather (Estella, Mary Jane, Barnhart, Christian Weaver) born January 13, 1908; died August 20, 1979.

Married 1st Mary A. Pelot /divorced

Married 2nd Helen Bryan

Children of Larue & Mary Pelot Steafather:

1.  Beatrice Steafather

The Sullivan Review
August 23, 1979

Larue W. "Boots" Steafather, 71, of Dushore RD, died August 20, 1979, at Memorial Hospital Towanda.

Born Jan. 13, 1908, in Dushore, he was a son of William and Estelle Biddle Steafather.  He was a lifetime resident of the area and was engaged in dairy and general farming.

Surviving are his wife, the former Helen Bryan; a daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Beatrice) Pangonis of Meshoppen RD; a brother, Glen Taylor of Dushore RD; a sister, Mrs. Theodore (Murl) Young of Binghamton; two granddaughters, Mrs. Mary Stroka of Tunkhannock and Mrs. Patricia Gregerson of Fargo, ND.

Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home in Dushore.  The Rev. Richard Heinrich, pastor of the United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dushore.

Beatrice Steafather (Larue, Estella, Mary Jane, Barnhart, Christian Weaver)

Married Joseph Pangonis on October 11, 1947

Children of Beatrice & Joseph Pangonis:

  1. Mary Pangonis
  2. Patricia Pangonis

ELMER LARUE WEAVER (Barnhart, Christian Weaver) Born June 11, 1852, died December 4, 1940; buried at McEwensville, Northumberland County, PA

Married 1st Mary Elizabeth ("Lizzie") McNeal ["McNeil" per 1860 Federal census for Cherry Township, Sullivan County, PA]; born 1852; died March 23, 1882; daughter of George and Elizabeth McNeal. She is buried at Old Zion Cemetery just to the north of Barnhart,s grave and in the same row. Hers is an obelisk type marker about 6 feet tall. She and son Alvin are buried together there. Then go down the line and we have Barnhart, Silas, Levi (Note: some markers are missing in this row and I suspect that is where Christian,s marker, mentioned above, stood); and finally we have the elder Christian and Mariah (Hunsinger) Weaver, parents of Barnhart..

Married 2nd Arminta Elizabeth Hopkins; born April 14, 1869; daughter of Rufus  & Barbara Kohensparger Hopkins; died May 27, 1935

Editor's Note: Bob Sweeney posted the following message on the Sullivan County Genealogical Web Site Message Boards on July 10, 2008:

Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2008 3:01 PM

Subject: Elizabeth McNeal Death Record

I am not optimistic that we will find a death record for that time period in the German church records for Sullivan County. I have, however, examined the Peace Church records at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pasulliv/churches/PeaceChurchRecords.htm, also on our site. There are many references to a family headed by Samuel and Susanna "McNiel" or "McNeal". Susanna died on January 1, 1865 at the age of 74 and we can presume that her husband was of at least a comparable age. I would not at all be surprised to find out, although I do not know this, that Susanna's surname at birth was a Germanic one. That is both because the early Germans and Irish in the area were close to one another and often intermarried, but also because the children of Susanna and Samuel seem to have married into other German families and many of them are buried at Old Zion, Peace Church or Trinity Lutheran, the three local "German" cemeteries.

I can tell from these records that Abraham and Susanna had at least the following children:
(1) an unnamed son who died in 1839 at age 13
(2) a daughter named Emma who had several children with more than one father [some clearly out of wedlock]
(3) a son named Abraham
(4) a daughter whose first name I cannot determine, but she married Elias Hahn and had several children.
I am guessing that Mary Elizabeth McNeal ["McNeil"] was a grandchild of Samuel and Susanna McNeal. She was a child of George McNeal, likely yet another son of Samuel and Susanna.

Bob Sweeney, PhD
Sullivan County Historian

Children of Elmer Weaver & Elizabeth (McNeal) Weaver:

  1. Elmer Lloyd Weaver born February 11, 1877-1959; married Mabel Rae
  2. Alvin Weaver born 1878; died April 29, 1879; lived about five months per note in Sullivan Review; buried at Thrashers Cemetery.


Four Generations of Weaver Family Members
Seated, l to r: Elizabeth Weaver VanGasbeck, daughter.of Lloyd Weaver; and her son, Cortez VanGasbeck
Standing: l to r: Lloyd Weaver, son of Elmer Weaver's first wife, Mary Elizabeth McNeal; and his father, Elmer Weaver
Taken About 1937
Contributed by Tina Pastusic
Source: Jerry Atkins, grandson of Elmer Weaver

Children of Elmer & Arminta Weaver:

  1. Flora Mabel Weaver 1886-1907, died in childbirth
  2. Walter Cleveland Weaver 1887-1940, never married
  3. Hattie Janette Weaver 1888-1926, married Cyrus Schaeffer
  4. Kenneth Orestes Weaver 1895-1982, married Lillian Morse
  5. Ruth Esther Weaver 1898-1939, married John Craven
  6. Ora Rudolph Weaver 1905-1986, married Catherine Henninger
  7. Edna Gertrude Weaver 1907-1987, married Hartford Rosbach
  8. Ethel Mae Weaver 1907-1986, married Raymond Atkins

The Sullivan Review
December 11, 1940

Elmer L. Weaver died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Raymond Atkins, at Montgomery, Wednesday afternoon, December 4th, after a short illness at the age of 88 years.

Mr. Weaver was born in Cherry township, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Barnhart Weaver, and for a number of years he has made his home at Watsontown, R.D., until the death of his wife about five years ago, and since that time he has lived with his daughter at Montgomery.

Mr. Weaver was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of this place.

Mr. Weaver is survived by four sons, Lloyd of Waverly; Walter, Elimsport; Kenneth, Alvira; Ora, Muncy; two daughters, Mrs. Raymond Atkins of Montgomery, and Edna Rosbach of Estella; two brothers, Fred and Nathan C. Weaver of Cherry township, and one sister, Mrs. Dell Tuttle of Philipsburg.

Funeral service as held at the Grittner Funeral Home, Turbotville, Saturday morning at 10 o’clock.

The Rev. Adam Bingaman, Brick Church, officiated.  Interment in the McEwensville cemetery.

Editor's Note: Per Jerry Atkins: Elmer Weaver moved from Cherry Township to near Dewart in Northumerland County about 1904 or 1905. His son, Ora, was born there in 1905 according to his obituary. His son Kenneth remembers walking most of the way there and driving cattle. Elmer once told his granddaughter Viola about hearing the news that Lincoln had been shot.
Elmer tenant farmed in various places until about 1930. He lived near Warrior Run at the Larch farm and that is where his second wife, Arminta, died in 1935. Elmer then lived with his daughter Ethel in Montgomery until his death in 1940.
Elmer, Arminta and the children, with the exception of Edna, are buried at various cemeteries in Northumberland and Lycoming counties. Edna is buried at Thrashers Cemetery in Dushore,

The Sullivan Review
May 29, 1935

Mrs. Elmer Weaver of Turbotsville passed away Monday morning May 27, after a brief illness of two weeks through which she suffered a stroke on Mother’s Day.

She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Hopkins and was born and raised on what is known as the Hopkins farm near Lopez.  For a number of years after her marriage she resided in Cherry Township on what is known as the Weaver homestead.

Mrs. Weaver is survived by three daughters:  Mrs. R. B. Atkins of Montgomery; Mrs. John Craven of Williamsport; Mrs. Hartford Rosbach, of Estella; four sons:  Walter Weaver at home; Kenneth Weaver of Elmira; Lloyd Weaver of Waverly; and Ira Weaver of Muncy; also three sisters, Mrs. J. Everett of Lehighton Mrs. John A. McCarroll of Colley, and Mrs. W.L. Johnson of Lopez, and two brothers, Clinton Hopkins of Forksville and Mahlon Hopkins of Rochester.

Funeral service was held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from her late home. Interment in the cemetery at McEwensville.

Walter Cleveland Weaver (Elmer, Barnhart, Christian Weaver) born May 22, 1887; died November 12, 1949

The Sullivan Review
Nov. 24, 1949

Walter Weaver of Muncy passed away on Saturday, November 12th of a heart attack, at the age of 62 years, at the home of Henry Fogleman of Muncy R.D.

Mr. Weaver was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer L. Weaver who were formerly of Cherry township before moving to Muncy.

He is survived by the following brothers and sisters; Lloyd Weaver of Waverly; Kenneth and Ora of Muncy; Mrs. Raymond Atkins of Montgomery; Mrs. Hartford Rosbach of Forksville RD Interment was in the cemetery at McEwensville.

Hattie Janette Weaver (Elmer, Barnhart, Christian Weaver) born April 13, 1889; died March 27, 1927

Married Cyrus Cleveland Schaeffer b: March 31, 1884; d: June 11, 1969

Children of Hattie & Cyrus Schaeffer:

1.      Warren Isaac Schaeffer 1911-1999

2.      Charles Emil Schaeffer 1912-1990

3.      Beatrice Iona Schaeffer 1914-

4.      Gladys Blanche Schaeffer 1916-1995

5.      Clarence Elmer Schaeffer 1919-2001

6.      Clifford John Schaeffer 1919-1998

7.      Elsie Arminti Schaeffer 1921-1921

8.      Alice Schaeffer 1922-1922

9.      Russell William Schaeffer

10. Geraldine Ethel Schaeffer 1925-1925

11. John Schaeffer 1926-1926

The Sullivan Review
March 30, 1927

Mrs. Cyrus Schaffer died Wednesday, March 23 at her home in Elimsport at the age of 37 years.  She was a daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Elmer Weaver of Watsonstown, RD. formerly of this place.  She is survived by her husband and seven children, her father and mother, three sisters and three brothers.

Funeral service was held Saturday afternoon.  Rev. Woodhead of Montgomery officiated.

Edna Weaver (Elmer, Barnhart, Christian Weaver)

Married Hartford L. Rosbach

Children of Edna & Hartford Rosbach:

  1. Marion E. Rosbach 1947-1993
  2. Walter Rosbach
  3. Hartford Rosbach
  4. Jean Rosbach
  5. Esther Rosbach
  6. Alberta Rosbach

Marion E. Rosbach (Edna, Elmer, Barnhart, Christian Weaver) born December 2, 1947; died March 21, 1993; buried in Ocean View Cemetery, Staten Island.

Married Frank J. Shimko

No Children.

Esther Weaver (Elmer, Barnhart, Christian Weaver) died November 29, 1939.

Married John Cravin.

No children

The Sullivan Review
December 6, 1939

Mrs. Esther Cravin, wife of John Cravin, died Wednesday November 29th at the Williamsport hospital following an illness of a few days.

She is survived by her husband and aged father, Elmer Weaver, two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Atkins of Williamsport; Mrs. Edna Rosbach of Elkland township; three brothers, Walter, Kenneth and Ora Weaver of Williamsport.

Funeral service was held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at  a funeral parlor at Turbotville.  Interment in the cemetery at McEwensville.

Those who attended the funeral from this vicinity were:  Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Weaver and family, Mrs. N.C. Weaver, Mr. and Mrs. Milton Weaver of Cherry township, Mrs. John Hurst of Mildred, Mrs. William L. Johnson of Lopez, Mr. and Mrs. Hartford Rosbach of Elkland township and Mrs. Rex. Rosbach of Forksville.

GEORGE WASHINGTON WEAVER (Barnhart, Christian Weaver) born March 4, 1857; died March 30, 1938; buried in Thrasher’s cemetery, Dushore, Pa.

Married Mary E. Kisner.  She was born September 9, 1858; died June 20, 1891; buried in Thrasher’s Cemetery in Dushore, Pa.

Children of George & Mary Weaver:

1.   Archibald George Weaver 1878-1935

2.   John Russell Weaver 1881-1946

3.   Olive Viola Weaver 1883-1951

4.   Jemima Mabel Weaver 1885-

5.   Elvina Lucretia Weaver 1887-

The Sullivan Review
March 30, 1938

George W. Weaver died March 30th at the home of his son-in-law and daughter Mr. and Mrs. Guy Rinker, at Nichols, NY following a short illness of pneumonia at the age of 81 years and 25 days.

He was a son of the late Barnhart & Mary Weaver, who were among the early settlers of Sullivan County.

He is survived by three daughters; Mrs. Jemima Doane and Mrs. Oliver Rinker of Nichols, NY; Mrs. Alvina Hill of Dunellen NJ; two sons, John Weaver of Anaheim, Cal. and Arch Weaver of Cherry twp. And nine Grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. Also one sister, Mrs. Lydia Tuttle of Phillipsburg, Pa. and three brothers, Nathan C. Weaver, an Fred Weaver of Cherry township and Elmer Weaver of Allenwood.

Funeral service will be held at the Tubach funeral parlor on Saturday at one o’clock, further service in Old Zion Lutheran Church (Thrasher’s) at one thirty o’clock. Interment in the family plot in the adjoining cemetery.

Archibald George Weaver (George, Barnhart, Christian Weaver) born March 13, 1880; died February 26, 1953

Married Emma Kinsley Cox

The Sullivan Review
Feb. 26, 1953

Arch Weaver, of Cherry township, died Thursday morning, February 26th at the Bradford County Home, Burlington, following an illness of some time, at the age of 73 years.

Mr. Weaver was born in Cherry Township, March 13, 1880, a son of George and Mary Kisner Weaver.  He was a carpenter by trade and also a progressive farmer.  He is survived by two sisters. Mrs. Eugene Doane of Sayre and Mrs. Ernest Hill of Plainfield, N.J. 

The body was removed to the Tubach Funeral Parlor, where services will be held.

John Russell Weaver (George, Barnhart, Christian Weaver) born April 22, 1881; died September 21, 1946.

Married Mary Emma Saxe

Children of John & Mary E. Saxe Weaver:

  1. Adaline Weaver 1909-

Adaline Weaver (John, George, Barnhart, Christian Weaver) born September 22, 1909.

Married Thomas Frances McBride on October 31, 1929

Children of Adaline & Thomas McBride:

  1. June Marie McBride 1932-
  2. John Thomas McBride 1935-

Olivia Viola Weaver (George, Barnhart, Christian Weaver) born September 22, 1883; died November 15, 1951

Married Guy Galloway Rinker on August 1, 1905.  He was born January 15, 1882; died December 3, 1961.

Children of Olive & Guy Rinker:

  1. Harriet Emma Rinker
  2. Leland Rinker
  3. Guy William Rinker

Jemima Mabel Weaver (George, Barnhart, Christian Weaver) born September 4, 1885.

Married M. Eugene Doane

Children of Jemima & M. Eugene Doane:

1.  Myron Eugene Doane 1909-1951

Elvina Lucretia Weaver (George, Barnhart, Christian Weaver) born September 8, 1887.

Married Ernest Hill

Children of Elvina & Ernest Hill:

  1. Bernadine Mae Hill
  2. Mary Alberta Hill

WILLIAM WEAVER (Barnhart, Christian Weaver) born December 17, 1849; died March 21, 1926

Married Mary Daddow.  She was born April 18, 1865; died August 14, 1917

Children of William & Mary Daddow Weaver:

  1. Alice Weaver

The Sullivan Review
March 24, 1926

William Weaver died Sunday morning at the home of his sister Mrs. Fred K. Saxer of Cherry township at the age of 76 years.  Mr. Weaver was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Barney Weaver and was born on the homestead where he died.

He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Alice Roy of Philadelphia three sisters, Mrs. Lydia Tuttle of Phillipsburg, Mrs. Jane Biddle and Mrs. Anna Saxer and four brothers, N.C. Weaver, George Weaver and Fred Weaver all of Cherry township and Elmer Weaver of Watsontown.

Funeral service was held at the home of Mrs. Fred K. Saxer, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in the Thrasher cemetery, beside his wife, who died several years ago.

The Sullivan Review
August 22, 1917

Mrs. Mary Weaver died Tuesday, August 14, at the home of her sister in Philadelphia. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Daddow of Bella Sylva, and for a number of years Mr. and Mrs. Weaver resided on a farm in Cherry township. About 15 years ago they moved to South Bethlehem, where they have since made their home. She is survived by her husband, one son and one daughter, also one brother, Wesley Daddow of Dallas, and one sister, Mrs. William Hamilton of Philadelphia. The remains were brought to the home of Fred K. Saxer, Thursday evening, and the funeral services were held at Zion Lutheran church Friday afternoon, with interment in Thrasher cemetery, Rev. W.H. Fehr officiating.

CHRISTIANA WEAVER (Barnhart, Christian Weaver) born; died December 28, 1936

Married Fred K. Saxer.  He died May 28, 1930

The Sullivan Review
December 30, 1936

Mrs. Christiana Saxer, widow of the late Fred K. Saxer of Cherry Township, died Monday, December 28th, in the Williamsport hospital at the age of 77 years.  She had been ill for several months.

Mrs. Saxer is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mary Schaad of Elmira and Mrs. Delilah Cox of Cherry Township, and six sons, W. Lawrence Saxer, Barney F. Saxer, Howard Saxer, Newton C. Saxer, Henry Saxer, and Stephen Saxer.

One sister, Mrs. Lydia Tuttle of Philipsburg, and four brothers, George W. Weaver of Dunellen, NY. Elmer Weaver of Watsontown, Nathan C. Weaver and Fred Weaver of Cherry township.  Thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive.

Funeral service was held from the home of her son on German street, Wednesday afternoon.  Interment in the family plot in Zion Lutheran cemetery.

The Sullivan Review
June 4, 1930

Fred K. Saxer of Cherry Township died Wednesday at his home following an illness of several months at the age of nearly 77 years.

Mr. Saxer is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anna W. Saxer, two daughters, Mrs. Frank Schaad of Elmira, and Mrs. Fred Cox of Cherry Township.  Six sons, Barney F., Newton C. Henry, of Cherry township, Stephen and Howard Saxer of Wilmot and Lawrence Saxer of this place.  Also one sister, Mrs. Rose Hunsinger of Dushore, and two brothers, Geo. Saxer of Berwick and Chris Saxer of Philadelphia.

Funeral service was held Saturday afternoon at his late home, Rev. W.H. Fehr, officiating.  Interment was made in the Thrasher cemetery.  Dushore Lodge I.O.O. F. held the service at the grave.

Children of Anna & Fred Saxer:

1.   W. Lawrence Saxer 1879-1943

2.   Mary Saxer 1880-1980

3.   Barney P. Saxer 1882-1963

4.   Newton C. Saxer 1885-1966

5.   Howard Saxer 1887-1948

6.   Delilah Saxer 1888-1958

7.   Henry C. Saxer 1890-1969

8.   Stephen Saxer 1892-1941

W. Lawrence Saxer (Anna, Barnhart, Christian Weaver) born in 1879; died March 21, 1943

Married Emma Yonkin Tubach

They had no children; Emma had a daughter from a previous marriage.

The Sullivan Review
March 25, 1943

W. Lawrence Saxer of German street died Sunday, March 21st, at the Packer hospital at Sayre where he submitted to an operation about a week ago.  Mr. Saxer has been in poor health for the past several months.

He was born in Wilmot township, Bradford County in August 1879, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred K. Saxer, and came to this place when a young man.  For many years he was employed in the undertaking business by Jacob H. Yonkin and later with A.L. Tubach.  For the past 25 years he has been active in the Insurance business, representing the Prudential Life Insurance Co.

Mr. Saxer is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Frank Schaad of Elmira and Mrs. Delilah Cox of Cherry township, and four brothers, Barney F. Saxer, Newton C. Saxer and Howard Saxer of Cherry township, and Henry Saxer of Eagles Mere, also a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held from his late home on German street, Wednesday afternoon with interment in the family plot in Zion Evangelical Lutheran cemetery.

Rev. John D. Keener, pastor of the Zion Lutheran church, officiated.

The Sullivan Review
March 10, 1920

Mrs. W. L. Saxer died at her home on German Street, Monday afternoon, after an illness of several months at the age of 52 years.  She is survived by her husband and one daughter, Mrs. Etta Hatton, and her aged father, Jacob H. Yonkin. 

Private funeral services will be held at the home Thursday, with interment in the family plot at Thrasher Cemetery.

Mary Saxer (Anna, Barnhart, Christian Weaver) born 1880; died 1980

Married Frank Schaad. 1875-1961

Children of Mary & Frank Schaad:

  1. Leonella V. Schaad born May 23, 1907; died November 20, 1996

 Never married.

Barney Saxer (Anna, Barnhart, Christian Weaver)born April 12, 1882; died in 1963

Married 1st Anna M Kinsley on January 23, 1907.  She was born in 1875; died 1936

Married 2nd Mary Morningstar

Children of Barney & Anna Kinsley Saxer:

  1. Elwood Saxer 1907-1987

The Sullivan Review
February 1, 1963

Barney F. Saxer, age 80, of Dushore Star Route, died Thursday night at the Stopyra Nursing Home following a lingering illness.

Born on April 12, 1882, in Wilmot Township, Bradford County, he was the son of Frederick K. and Anna Weaver Saxer.  He was a resident of the Cherry Township area for the past 40 years where he and his wife, the former Mary E. Morningstar, were engaged in farming.

Mr. Saxer was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Dushore.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Saxer, at home; one son Colonel Elwood Saxer, of Tucson, Ariz; a sister, Mrs. Mary Schaad of Elmira, N.Y; two brothers, Newton Saxer of Montoursville and Henry Saxer of Eagles Mere; one granddaughter and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 2 p.m. at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, 119 Carpenter St. Dushore, with the Rev. Maurice UJ. Hart officiating.  Interment was in the Zion Lutheran cemetery in Dushore.

Pallbearers were Arch Brown, Paul Hieber, Raymond Kschinka, Silas Sheerer, Milton Weaver and Ernest Yonkin.

The Sullivan Review
December 2, 1936

Mrs. Annie Saxer, wife of B. F. Saxer of Cherry Township, died Sunday at her home following an illness of two months, at the age of 60 years.

She is survived by her husband, one son Elwood Saxer, and one granddaughter, Jeanne Mae Saxer of Schenectady, N.Y. and three sisters, Mrs. Wm. Schaad of Mildred, Mrs. Kemerly Conner of Cherry Township, and two brothers, Howard Kinsley and Arthur Kinsley of Cherry Township.

Funeral service was held from her late home Wednesday afternoon at 1 o’clock with a further service in Zion Evangelical Lutheran church at this place.

Rev. Harold G. Deisher, assisted by Rev. James F. Lambert of Catasauqua, Pa., officiated.  Burial was in the Lutheran cemetery.

The pallbearers were: B.F. Crossley, Harland A. McCarty, Wm. F. Kast, B. T. Martin, Howard Messersmith, C. Raymond Kschinka and Geo. C. Smith.

The funeral was very largely attended.  Among those from out-of-town were:  Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Saxer, daughter, Jeanne Mae of Schenectady, Rev. and Mrs. James F. Lambert of Catasauqua, Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Schaad, of Elmira, Mr. and Mrs. E. Wolcott of Athens, and Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Schaad of Mildred.

Newton Saxer (Christana, Barnhart, Christian Weaver) born 1885; died 1966.

Married Alice May Cox.  She was born Apr. 2, 1890; died December 27, 1952.

Children of Newton & Alice Cox Saxer:

1.  William Saxer

The Sullivan Review
January 1, 1953

Mrs. Alice May Saxer, wife of Newton C. Saxer of Cherry township, died suddenly at her home, Saturday evening of a heart attack.

Mrs. Saxer was born in Cherry township, April 2nd, 1890 a daughter of the late Frank and Emma Kinsley Cox.

She is survived by her husband and a son William Saxer of South Williamsport, an aunt, Mrs. Mary Kinsley Martin of Homer, N.Y. and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the Holcombe Funeral Home, with further service in St. Paul’s Evangelical United Brethren church.

The Rev. L. A. Fuhrman, pastor officiated.  Interment in Fairview cemetery.

Howard Saxer (Anna, Barnhart, Christian Weaver) 1886 died March 3, 1948.

Married Ethel Emolyn Eberlin on January 19, 1915.  She was born December 16, 1893; died September 13, 1950.

Children of Howard & Ethel Eberlin Saxer:

  1. Elizabeth Saxer
  2. Clarence Saxer 1917-1992
  3. Harry Saxer 1923-1993
  4. Ransom Saxer
  5. David Saxer 1929 -1990

The Sullivan Review
March 4, 1948

Howard Saxer Meets Horrible Death as Home Burns Down

Howard Saxer, 62, a farmer residing about two miles from Colley, just inside the southern Bradford County line, burned to death about 3 o’clock Wednesday morning when fire destroyed his home.

Finding of a few pieces of bone in the ruins late yesterday confirmed fears that the man had met a horrible fate.

Saxer and his 18-year-old son David were sleeping on the second floor of the eight-room house when the blaze started.  Mrs. Saxer and a daughter, Elizabeth, were spending the night with the formers mother, Mrs. Drucilla Eberlin, of New Albany RD 1, who was ill.

Mr. Saxer awakened first and discovered one side of the room had been set ablaze by an oil stove which had been left burning to keep some water hot.  He aroused David.  The youth pulled on a pair of pants and dashed barefooted through the snow a quarter of a mile to the home of Frank Pond for help.

David thought his father followed him out but apparently the elder man stayed and tried to fight the fire until it was too late.  When David and neighbors arrived, he could not be found.  The roof had fallen in and the whole interior was a mass of seething flames.

Dushore firemen were called but it was impossible to do more than save other buildings.  A shed close to the house burned with it.

Coroner Gerald W. Vickery of Troy was called and he assisted relatives and friends in search for Mr. Saxer.  Chief Harley Hunsinger and other firemen returned in the afternoon and wet down the ruins so that they could be searched thoroughly.  Finally, after much sifting they found enough little pieces of bone to about half fill a 10-pound sack.

Coroner Vickery took these to Dr. C.H. DeWan at the Packer Hospital in Sayre.  Dr. DeWan said it was the worst case of burning he ever had seen.  Coroner Vickery said one piece was identified as a big toe and another as the right little finger of a man.  He said there were also several small pieces that might be from arms and legs.  Accordingly he issued a death certificate. The inquest, he said, will be held at Colley some time today or tomorrow.

Coroner Vickery said he was told that Mr. Saxer kept the water hot at night to use occasionally in relieving pain in his feet, both of which were frozen this winter.  He intended to go to the hospital last Saturday but found it impossible and was expecting to go some time this week.

Mr. Saxer is survived by his wife; daughter Elizabeth; four sons, David at home, Harry of New Albany RD1, Clarence of New Albany RD1 and Ransom of Dushore; three brothers, Newton and Barney of Dushore and Henry of Eagles Mere; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Schaad of Elmira and Mrs. Delilah Cox Bowers of Dushore. 

The Sullivan Review
September 14, 1950

Mrs. Ethel E. Saxer, aged 56, passed away Wednesday afternoon at the home of her mother Mrs. Drucilla Eberlin, at Wilmot following a heart attack.

Mrs. Saxer was born Dec. 16, 1893, in Wilmot Township, the daughter of Ransom and Drucilla Norconk Eberlin. Besides her mother, she is survived by four sons, Clarence at home, Ransom and Harry of Wyalusing, and David of Monroeton; a daughter Elizabeth at home two grandchildren; two brothers, Floyd Eberlin of Long Branch, N.J. and Clarence Eberlin of Sayre; a sister, Mrs. Louis Dieffenbach of Dushore.

Funeral will be conducted at the Holcombe Funeral Home on Saturday, September 16 at 1: 30 p.m.

Services in St. John’s Lutheran Church at Wilmot at 2 p.m. Rev. John d. Keener, officiating.

Burial in St. John’s cemetery.

Clarence H. Saxer (Howard, Anna, Barnhart, Christian Weaver) born May 24, 1917; died November 12, 1992

Ransom Saxer (Howard, Anna, Barnhart, Christian Weaver)

Married Catherine Beatrice Kinsley on July 19, 1948.  She was born June 4, 1931.

Children of Ransom & Catherine Kinsley Saxer:

  1. Vernie Catherine Saxer
  2. Caroline Beatrice Saxer
  3. Marian Ethel Saxer
  4. Frederick Ransom Saxer
  5. Virginia Joan Saxer

David Saxer (Howard, Anna, Barnhart, Christian Weaver) born August 9, 1929; died February 24, 1990

Henry Saxer (Anna, Barnhart, Christian Weaver) born 1890; died 1969

Married Lydia Rosemond Eberlin January 21, 1917.  She was born December 22, 1895; died March 22, 1927

Children of Henry & Lydia Eberlin Saxer:

  1. Daisy S. Saxer 1917-1995
  2. Albert Saxer
  3. Pearl Saxer

The Sullivan Review
March 23, 1927

Mrs. Henry Saxer of German street, died at the Packer Hospital at Sayre on Tuesday night, March 22 at the age of about 30 years.

She is survived by her husband, three small children, her mother Mrs. Ransom Eberlin of Wilmot, two sisters, Mrs. Howard Saxer of Wilmot, Mrs. Lewis Dieffenbach, of Cherry township, and two brothers, Floyd and Clarence Eberlin of Wilmot.

Funeral will be held from the home Friday afternoon.

Daisy S. Saxer (Henry, Anna, Barnhart, Christian Weaver) born October 19, 1917; died December 26, 1995; buried in the Eagles Mere Cemetery.

Married John Karns Dunham.  He died June 24, 1973.

Children of Daisy & John Dunham:

  1. John A. Dunham
  2. Lydia Dunham
  3. Jean Dunham

The Sullivan Review
December 28, 1995

Mrs. Daisy S. Dunham, 78, of Eagles Mere died Tuesday, Dec. 26, 1995, in Laporte United Methodist Home, where she resided for the past two weeks.  Her husband of 36 years, John Karns Dunham, died June 24, 1973.

She was a 35-year member of the Eagles Mere Lake Association and Land Co, * and a member of the Eagles Mere Civic Club. Dunham was a member of Eagles Mere Community Church and served on its board.
* Editor's Note: Also known as the Eagles Mere Association, this organization was founded in 1961 to own and operate Eagles Mere Lake and facilities lying on its shores. In 1978, Deborah W. Lueders wrote a brief History of the Eagles Mere Lake Association.

A graduate of Dushore High School, she enjoyed crafts, gardening and reading.

Born Oct. 19, 1917, in Cherry Township, Sullivan County, she was a daughter of Henry and Lydia Eberlin Saxer.

Surviving are a son, John A. of Laporte; two daughters, Lydia Zukowski of Elysburg and Jean Rider of Eagles Mere; a brother, Albert L. Saxer of Elmira, N.Y.; a sister Pearl Petrichko of Nanunuer, N.Y.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at McCarty-Thomas, 557 E. Water St. Hughesville, with the Revs. Deane S. Shively and Marie E. Lewis officiating.  Burial will be in Eagles Mere Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

Delilah Saxer (Christana, Barnhart, Christian Weaver) born 1888; died 1958

Married 1st Fred Byron Cox

Married 2nd  Marion J. Bowers

Children of Delilah & Fred Cox:

  1. Frieda Adeline Cox
  2. Ann Carolyn Cox

Frieda Adeline Cox (Delilah, Christana, Barnhart, Christian Weaver)

Anna Carolyn Cox (Delilah, Christana, Barnhart, Christian Weaver); married Curt Elwood Treese (1911-1976). They had three children: Judith Ann [born 1944], Carla Kay [born 1945] and Fred Andrew Treese [born 1949].
Editor's Note: Anna later changed her name to Ann. The source of this information was Judith Ann (Treese) Eppley, her daughter, in September 2008.

Stephen Floyd Saxer (Christana, Barnhart, Christian Weaver) born 1892; died June 2, 1941.

Married Margaret Eberlin.  She was born 1893; died 1983

The Sullivan Review
June 4, 1941

Stephen Floyd Saxer died at his home in Wilmot township Monday evening after a long illness, at the age of 48.  He is survived by his wife Margaret Eberlin Saxer; five brothers, Lawrence Saxer, B.F. Saxer, Newton Saxer and Howard Saxer, all of Dushore, and Henry Saxer of Eaglesmere; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Schaad of Elmira and Mrs. Delilah Cox of Dushore.  A niece, Pearl Saxer, has lived with them since childhood.  There are four uncles, George Saxer of Berwick, Christopher Saxer of Philadelphia, Nathan Weaver and Fred Weaver of Dushore, and two aunts, Mrs. Lydia Tuttle of Phillipsburg and Mrs. Lydia Saxer of Towanda; and several nieces and nephews.

The body was moved to the Holcombe funeral parlors in Dushore and was taken to the home of his brother Newton, Dushore, R.D., where friends may call.  The funeral will be held Thursday at 2 o’clock at the home of Newton Saxer with burial at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Dushore.

The Rev. Harold Deisher, pastor of the Zion Lutheran Church of Dushore, will officiate.

LYDIA WEAVER (Barnhart, Christian Weaver) died March 1947

Married Adelbert Tuttle.  He died April 1934

Children of Lydia & Aldelbert Tuttle:

  1. Pearl Tuttle 1888-1976
  2. Mary Adaline Tuttle born Nov. 17, 1889
  3. Leila Tuttle 1893-1983
  4. Lowell Alfred Tuttle 1897-1973

The Sullivan Review
April 10, 1947

Mrs. Lydia Weaver Tuttle, widow of the late Delbert Tuttle of Philipsburg, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L.W. James of North Lima, Ohio, following a long illness.

Mrs. Tuttle was born in Cherry township, youngest daughter of the late Barnhart and Mary Thrasher Weaver, who were early settlers of this township.  Her husband passed away in April 1934.

For many years Mr. and Mrs. Tuttle made their home in this vicinity, moving to Philipsburg about 30 years ago.

She is survived by two daughters, Miss Pearl Tuttle of Philipsburg, and Mrs. L.W. James of North Lima, Ohio; two sons, Lowell A. Tuttle of North Lima and Guy Tuttle of San Diego, Calif; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, and a number on nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Monday, March 30th at Philipsburg.  She was a member of the Lutheran church.

NATHAN WEAVER (Barnhart, Christian Weaver) born September 16, 1863; died February 19, 1942

Married Bernice Kinsley  born May 7, 1872; died January 21, 1957

Children of Nathan & Bernice Kinsley:

1.   Milton J., Weaver 1891-1974

2.   N. Ellery Weaver 1898-1980 

3.   Leonard Weaver 1900-1975

4.   Kathryn Weaver 1903-1974

The Sullivan Review
February 19, 1942

Nathan C. Weaver died Thursday morning at his home in Cherry Township, following a long illness.
He was born in Cherry Township, September 16, 1863, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Barnhart Weaver, and spent his entire life as a farmer.
He is survived by his wife, Bernice Kinsley Weaver, a daughter Mrs. Kathryn Wheeler, three sons, Milton, Ellery and Leonard Weaver, and twelve grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 1:30 at the home with further service in Zion Lutheran church at 2 o'clock. Rev. John D. Keener, pastor will officiate. Interment in Fairview cemetery
.

The Sullivan Review
January 24, 1957

Mrs. Bernice Weaver, 84, widow of Nathan Weaver, died Monday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry Wheeler of Dushore RD. Mrs. Weaver was born in Cherry Township May 7, 1872, the daughter of Jacob and Catherine Suber Kinsley.
She is survived by one daughter Mrs. Harry Wheeler; three sons, Milton and Ellery of Dushore RD and Leonard of Vestal; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held from the Wheeler home Thursday morning with further services at the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Dushore. Pastor Joseph Slusser officiated and burial was in Fairview cemetery.

Milton J. Weaver (Nathan, Barnhart, Christian Weaver) born July 23, 1892; died June 9, 1974

Married Edna Kneller born May 21, 1893; died May 3, 1958

Children of Milton & Edna Kneller

  1. Milton J. Weaver, Jr
  2. Doris Weaver 1926-
  3. Dorothy Weaver (twin) 1932-
  4. Donald Earl Weaver (twin) 1932-1934
  5. Ernest Huffmaster * (raised by Milton & Edna Weaver)

Milton Weaver, Jr. (Milton, Nathan, Barnhart, Christian Weaver)

Married Marian Opinishki

Children of Milton & Marian Opinishki Weaver:

1.  Sharon Weaver

Doris Weaver (Milton, Nathan, Barnhart, Christian Weaver) born 1926

Married Ford Kinsley.  He was born May 15, 1922; died February 18, 1985

Children of Doris & Ford Kinsley:

  1. Karen Kinsley 1952-
  2. Ford Kinsley 1953-
  3. Ronald Kinsley 1963-1988

Dorothy Weaver (Milton, Nathan, Barnhart, Christian Weaver) born in 1932

Married Bud Joseph Dieffenbach

Children of Dorothy & Bud Dieffenbach:

  1. Tom Dieffenbach
  2. Tim Dieffenbach
  3. Barbara Dieffenbach
  4. Lewis Dieffenbach
  5. Kathy Dieffenbach
  6. Roger Dieffenbach
  7. Linda Dieffenbach
  8. Patti Dieffenbach
  9. Larry Dieffenbach
  10. Lisa Dieffenbach

N. ELLERY WEAVER (Nathan, Barnhart, Christian Weaver) born June 22, 1898; died August 19, 1980

Married Catharine Ann Taffe November 1926.  Born July 26, 1893

Children of Ellery & Catherine

1.   Nathan Ellery Weaver Jr. 1927-1991

2.   Richard Weaver 1929-1992

3.   Catherine Weaver 1933-1999

4.   Mary Weaver

The Sullivan Review
August 21, 1980

N. Ellery Weaver, 82, of Dushore RD died August 19, 1980 at Memorial Hospital, Towanda.

  The son of Nathan and Bernice Kinsley Weaver, he was employed by the Dushore Creamery fro 45 years.  He started with the Harrington Co, and was employed by Foremost Dairies and by the Dolly Madison Ice Cream Co, until his retirement in 1965.

After his retirement Mr. Weaver spent many hours forming animal targets for use by the annual Bow Hunters Festival at Forksville.  He also took great pride in his garden work.

Mr. Weaver was a member of St. Basil’s Church, Dushore, and its Holy Name Society.

Surviving are two sons, Nathan Ellery Weaver Jr., Dushore RD, and Richard Weaver, Dushore; two daughters, Mrs. Catherine Skwierawski, Sayre, and Mrs. Mary Barnosky, Dushore; eight grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, August 22, at the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, Dushore.  It will be followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at St. Basil’s church, with the Rev. Eugene R. Carr presiding.  Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home Recitation of the rosary will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

The Sullivan Review
July 30, 1965

Mrs. Ellery (Catherine) Weaver, Sr., 71, highly regarded Dushore Star Route resident, died suddenly late Saturday evening at her home.  Death was attributed to a heart attack.

Mrs. Weaver was born in Wilmot Township, New Albany RD, July 26, 1893, the daughter of Richard and Catherine Cain Taffe.  She was a member of St. Basil’s Church of Dushore and a member of its Altar and Rosary Society.

Besides her husband, Ellery, she is survived by two sons, Ellery Jr. and Richard, both of Dushore; two daughters, Mrs. Lawrence (Catherine) Skwierawski, and Mrs. John (Mae) Barnosky, both of Dushore; eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held from the family residence on Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock.  Rev. Joseph G. Barrett was celebrant of the Requiem High Mass at 9:30 in St. Basil’s Church.  Interment was in the parish cemetery.

Pallbearers were Reese Conner, John Diltz, Eugene Farrell, Joseph Murray, Joseph F. Obert, and Thomas Taffe.

 Ellery N. Weaver, Jr. (Ellery, Nathan, Barnhart, Christian Weaver) born November 11, 1927; died August 21, 1991.

Married Maxine Richlin on June 5, 1954

Children of Ellery N. & Maxine Richlin Weaver:

1.      Michael Weaver

2.      Randy Weaver

Richard G. Weaver (Ellery, Nathan, Barnhart, Christian Weaver) born July 5, 1929; died June 14, 1992.

Married Theresa Richlin

Children of Richard & Theresa Richlin Weaver:

  1. Richard Weaver
  2. Teri Weaver
  3. Connie Weaver

Catherine Weaver (Ellery, Nathan, Barnhart, Christian Weaver) born December 31, 1933; died March 22, 1999

Married Lawrence P. Skwierawski.

Children of Catherine & Lawrence Skwierawski:

1.  Mary Ann Skwierawski

Leonard E. Weaver (Nathan, Barnhart, Christian Weaver) died January 11, 1975

Married Theresa Paiko on February 22, 1925.  She was born October 14, 1903 daughter of Stephen & Mary Klemash Paiko.  Died February 5, 1986.

Children of Leonard & Theresa Weaver:

1.   Betty Weaver

2.   Jeanne Weaver

3.   Teresa Weaver

4.   Tessie Weaver

The Sullivan Review
February 13, 1986

Mrs. Theresa Weaver, 82, of Vestal, NY, formerly of Dushore, died Feb. 5, 1986, at her home.

She was born in Mayfield, Pa, Oct. 14, 1903 a daughter of Stephen and Mary Klemash Paiko.  She was raised in Lopez and married Leonard E. Weaver of Dushore Feb. 22, 1925.

They operated a dairy farm in Cherry Township until 1956, when they moved to Vestal, where Mr. Weaver was employed by the Binghamton Country Club.  He died January 11, 1975.

Mrs. Weaver was a member of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Church in Lopez.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Betty) Novak of Port Richie, FL; Mrs. Edward (Jeanne) Walsh of Vestal; Mrs. Stephen (Teresa) Kewitt of Dushore; and Mrs. Loren (Tessie) Moss of Montoursville; two brothers, Steve Paiko of Rochester, NY; and Paul Comara of Clearwater, FL; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Bergen of Clearwater; and Mrs. Helen Bailey of San Antonio, TX; a brother-in-law, Peter Michalis of Ithaca, NY; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Feb. 8 from the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, Dushore, followed by a Burial Service at St. Vladimir’s.  Rev. Michael Their officiated.  Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Dushore.

Memorials may be directed to St. Vladimir’s Building Fund, or Zion Chapel, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Building Fund, Dushore.

Kathryn B. Weaver (Nathan, Barnhart, Christian Weaver) October 15, 1902; died July 17, 1974

Married Harry E. Wheeler on November 1926.  He was born June 28, 1903; died October 12, 1982

Children of Kathryn & Harry Wheeler:

1.  Nathan H. Wheeler

Nathan Wheeler (Kathryn, Nathan, Barnhart, Christian Weaver)

Married Marie Hembury

Children of Nathan & Marie Hembury Wheeler:

  1. April Wheeler
  2. Gay Wheeler
  3. Nathaniel Wheeler
  4. Jonathan Wheeler

The Sullivan Review
July 25, 1974

Mrs. Kathryn B. Wheeler 71, Cherry township, Dushore, RD 1, died July 17, 1974.

She was born October 15, 1902, in Cherry Township, daughter of the late Nathan C. and Bernice Kinsley Weaver.  She was a lifetime resident of Cherry Township and was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, Dushore.

She is survived by her husband, Harry E. Wheeler, at home; one son, Nathan H. of Dushore, RD 1 two brothers, Ellery Weaver of Dushore, RD 1 and Leonard Weaver of Vestal, N.Y. four grandchildren; several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Mildred.  The Rev. Edgar Reed and Seminarian Pastor Eric Hicks, her pastors, officiated.  Interment was in Fairview Cemetery, Dushore.

The Sullivan Review
October 14, 1982

Harry E. Wheeler, 79, of Dushore RD 1 died October 12, 1982 in Wilmot, Bradford Co, a son of the late Willard and Adelaide Frittenberg Wheeler.  He was a lifetime resident of the Wilmot and Sullivan County area.

Mr. Wheeler was engaged in farming industry in Sullivan County for over 30 years.

His wife, the late Kathryn Weaver Wheeler, died in 1974.

Mr. Wheeler was a member of the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Zion Chapel of Dushore and had served for many years on the Zion Lutheran Chapel Church council.  He was a member of the Eastern Milk Producers.

Surviving are one son, Nathan of Dushore RD 1; one sister, Mrs. Sadie Munn of Wyalusing RD; four grandchildren, Miss April Wheeler of Hershey, D. Gay Wheeler, Nathaniel Wheeler and Jonathan Wheeler, all of Dushore RD 1, along with many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) Oct. 14, at 11 a.m. in the Zion Lutheran Chapel in Dushore with the Rev. Richard A. Reeser, his pastor, officiating.  Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery in Dushore.

Friends may call at the Russell P. McHenry Funeral Home, Dushore, today, form 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations and contributions may be directed to the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Parish.

FREDERICK J. WEAVER (Barnhart, Christian Weaver) Born in 1865; died February 10, 1942

The Sullivan Review
February 12, 1942

Frederick J. Weaver died Tuesday, February 10 at the home of his nephew, Howard Saxer of Cherry Township, at the age of 75 years.

He was born on the place where he died, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Barnhart Weaver, early settlers of Cherry Township.

He is survived by one brother, Nathan C. Weaver of Cherry Township and one sister, Mrs. Dell Tuttle of Philipsburg, also a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Tubach Funeral parlor.  Rev. John B. Keener, pastor of the Lutheran church of this place will officiate.  Interment will be made in the family plot in Zion Lutheran cemetery.

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