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INTRODUCTION 

Seventy years history of a church is of such signifi- 
cance to a community, that it should even at this late date 
be put into permanent form for the perusal and benefit of 
the present and future generations. Present generations 
would fail in their duties to posterity unless they per- 
formed their part to keep green the memories of their fore- 
bears and the spiritual home in which they worshipped. 
The growth of these congregations in their early years was 
somewhat tardy but the progressive spirit of the commun- 
ity at this time is equally evident in the congregations both 
from a spiritual and material standpoint. These sentiments 
have prompted the publication of this little volume. . 

The following persons constituted the Historical Com- 
mittees : Reformed, Rev. J. S. Bartholomew, Walter C. 
Arndt, chairman; Printon Hoch, Clayton Heiney, and Wil- 
son H. Ehret. Lutheran, Rev. I. B. Ritter, Dr. R. B. 
Klotz, Harvey, Billheimer, O. F. Walter and Robert Reich- 
art. 

These committees of both congregations gratefully 
acknowledge the efficient and valuable services rendered 
them by Mr. William J. Dietrich, of Allentown, Pa. 




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History of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran 

and Reformed Church 

of Rittersville, Pennsylvania 

The church records of this union church contain the 
following facts, which translated read as follows: 

The inhabitants or citizens of the surrounding coun- 
try, who are at present members and jointly worship God 
in this, St. Peter's Church, were formerly members of sur- 
rounding congregations. But as the population increased, 
and the churches were so far distant, they felt the neces- 
sity of having a church of their own. On the second Tues- 
day in January, 1842, a meeting was held at the home of 
Michael Ritter where the matter of building a church of 
their own at Rittersville was discussed and favorably con- 
sidered. Subsequent meetings were held, when they finally 
concluded to try, and if possible, build a church. An 
organization was effected, and the following committee 
was appointed — Jacob Bast, Michael Ritter and Solomon 
Flores — to find a suitable tract of ground for a church 
building and cemetery. They soon found a suitable strip of 
land, located on the property of the Michael Ritter estate 
then held by his son, Thomas, where the church now stands. 
The committee reported to the members who were all well- 
satisfied with their selection. Mr. Ritter then withdrew as 
a member of the committee and Samuel Knauss was ap- 
pointed in his place. They were instructed to purchase the 
land, if possible, which they later did for thirty ($30.00) 
dollars. The following gentlemen, viz., Isaac McHose 
and Floritan Hoehle, were then appointed as a committee 
to secure subscriptions for a building fund. After the com- 
mittee had seen the majority of the people in the commun- 
ity, they reported that a sufficient sum had been subscribed 
to warrant them to commence building operations. 

A union organization was then effected for the erec- 
tion of a union church. A building committee was then 
appointed, consisting of Leonard I^aubach, Isaac McHose, 



8 CHURCH HISTORY. 

Chas. Ritter and Samuel Knauss, who awarded the con- 
tract for the erection of the church to David Minnich for 
one thousand and sixty dollars ($1060.00). The materials 
were gathered and building commenced. They were soon 
ready for the laying of the corner-stone. At a meeting 
held the last Tuesday in March, 1842, a dispute arose con- 
cerning the naming of the church. One man contending 
it should be named St. Solomon's, another desired that it 
be called St. Peter's. The following evening it was de- 
cided by a vote of seven to six to call it St. Peter's. From 
this time the name Solomon entirely disappears from the 
history of the congregation. The day was decided upon 
and several ministers were invited, all of whom presented 
excuses, except the Rev. Joshua Yeager, a Lutheran 
preacher of Allentown, Pa., who therefore, officiated alone, 
and thus the corner-stone was laid on Sunday, May 8, 1842. 
The building committee continued its work with renewed 
vigor and in about three months the church was completed, 
and preparations were made for its dedication, which took 
place on Saturday and Sunday, August 27 and 28, 1842. 
Several pastors were invited and all accepted. On Satur- 
day forenoon, the Rev. I. T. Hecht, a Lutheran clergyman 
from Easton, Pa., officiated, and in the afternoon the Rev. 
I. C. Becker, D.D., a Reformed clergyman from near 
Kreidersville. On Sunday morning, the Rev. Mr. Eber- 
man, of the Brethren Church (Moravian) from Bethle- 
hem, Pa., and in the afternoon, the Rev. J. S. Dubbs, Re- 
formed pastor from Allentown, Pa., officiated. 

The church building being completed, the congrega- 
tions were in need of pastors and choir leader. At an elec- 
tion subsequently held, the following persons were elected : 
Lutheran Church Council : Elders, Michael Ritter and 
George Reichert ; Deacons, Jacob Stump and Charles Col- 
ver; Trustee, Jacob Bast. Reformed Church Council: 
Elders, Isaac McHose and Jacob Keiper ; Deacons, Manas- 
sas Quier and John Laubach ; Trustee, Leonard Laubach ; 
Treasurer, for both congregations, Charles Ritter. Luth- 
eran pastor, Rev. Joshua Yeager, and Reformed pastor, 
Rev. J. S. Dubbs; Chorister, Jedidia Weiss, of Bethlehem, 
Pa. 

Both pastors and the chorister received a salary of 
forty ($40.00) dollars per annum, until 1856, when the 
Lutheran pastor received an increase of ten dollars per an- 
num. In 1858 both pastors received forty-five ($45.00) 
dollars and the organist, Owen Leopold, forty ($40.00) 
dollars. 




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CHURCH HISTORY. 9 

In 1855 the congregations purchased their first organ. 
A Hughes & Hale cabinet organ, for which they paid two 
hundred ($200.00) dollars. During the previous years the 
only instrument used was a violin, which was always used 
by the Chorister, Mr. Weiss, in leading the singing. After 
the organ was purchased, Mr. Weiss resigned, and the first 
organist elected, was Owen Leopold, who later entered the 
Lutheran ministry, and served several country parishes in 
Lehigh County. At the time of his death, June 10, 1904, 
he was the pastor of the large Fogelsville charge. After 
O. Leopold, the following served as organists for both con- 
gregations: E. J. Reinhard, Charles Transue, C. Ron- 
thaler, Alfred Fatzinger, Mr. Unger, Joshua Hendricks, 
G. C. Souders, Milton T. Reichart, John M. Diefenderfer, 
Isaac Bartholomew, Florence Brobst, and Edwin P. Lau- 
bach, who is still (1907) serving as organist for the Re- 
formed congregation. In 1906 each congregation organized 
its own choir, and the Lutheran congregation elected Hor- 
ace O. Warmkessel, who is the present organist (1907). 

The following clergymen served as pastors of the con- 
gregations : 

REFORMED. 

Rev. J. S. Dubbs, D.D., 1842-1856. 
Rev. D. F. Brendel, D.D., 1 856-1 865. 
Rev. Isaac K. Loos, D.D., 1866-1889. 
Rev. Tobias Kessler, 1889- 1892. 
Rev. J. De Long, D.D., 1892-1900. 

IZ: £<?Ste£ \ '9^902 (supply). 

Rev. F. A. Moyer, 1902-1905. 

Rev. F. A. Guth, 1905-1911. 

Rev. J. S. Bartholomew, 191 1 . 

LUTHERAN. 

Rev. Joshua Yeager, 1842- 1887. 
Rev. A. R. Home, D.D., 1887-1903. 
Rev. E. H. Eberts, 1903- 1904. 
Rev. A. O. Ebert, 1904- 1906. 
Rev. I. B. Ritter, 1906 . 

In 1899 the old church was remodeled and an addition 
built to the south side, making it an L church. The con- 
tractor for building the L addition was Mr. Charles Rit- 
ter, who was paid $1,023. The interior of the old church 



IO CHURCH HISTORY. 

was also renovated and the small square windows torn out 
and larger and more modern windows inserted. 

The services were almost all conducted in the German 
language until about the year 1897, when we note that an 
English pulpit Bible was purchased from T. H. Diehl, Al- 
lentown, Pa., for five ($5.00) dollars. The same year 
electric lights were installed by Contractor U. H. Wieand 
for $30.00. 

Both congregations prospered and grew rapidly under 
the joint regulations. But it was felt that both congrega- 
tions would be mutually benefited if each would conduct 
its own affairs, hence the joint relations exclusive of prop- 
erty was dissolved and in 1893 each congregation adopted 
a constitution governing its own affairs and joint rules and 
regulations governing the St. Peter's Union Church and 
Cemetery were ordered printed and adopted August 16, 
1903. 

The Sunday-school was organized as a union school 
and remained such until January, 1906, when it was unani- 
mously resolved to organize two schools, a Lutheran and 
Reformed, thus enabling each congregation to conduct their 
school on denominational lines, using the literature pro- 
vided by its publication board. 

The first communion services held in the present 
church was on November 20, 1842, by the Reformed con- 
gregation, when the following persons communed : Leon- 
ard and Maria Laubach, Manassas and Julia Quier, Jacob 
and Catherine Keiper, Elizabeth and Sarah Deily. Peter and 
Magdalina Minnich, Isaac and Elizabeth McHose, John 
Laubach, Hannah Albright, Katie Fatzinger, Margaret 
Ritter, Daniel Keiper, Abraham Hackman, Elisa Hower, 
John Knoll, Solomon Keiper, Joseph Moll, Abraham Min- 
nich, Lydia Sliter, Aaron Mack, William, Charles and 
Sarah Noll, Elizabeth Frey, Lydia and Margaret Minnich. 
Total, 31. 

The first Lutheran communion services were held on 
April 19, 1843, when the following came to the Lord's 
Table: Jacob Bast, Michael Ritter, Samuel and Eliza 
Knauss, George and Lydia Reichert, Miss Reichert, Henri- 
etta Reichert, Carl and Magdalina Colver, Conrad and 
Sarah Frey, Maria Hose, Jacob and Rebecca Stump, Hein- 
rich and Margaret Gable, Nickolas and Catharine Wenner, 
Thomas Ritter, Florentine Hoehle, John and Catharine 
Eberhard, Carl and Dianna Ritter, Henrietta Miller, Jonas 
Albright, John, Dorothea and Lucretia Hower, Adam and 
Lucinda Walter, Josie and Maria Herbel, Joseph Deily, 



CHURCH HISTORY. 



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William and Sarah Meyer, Carl Deily, Joseph Florey, 
Susan Clader, Rosina and Louisa Hoehle, Elwina Baum- 
gartner, Catharine Bast, Mesilie Hower, Elizabeth Hill- 
man, Margaretta Flory, Maria Moll, Elizabeth Quier, Hen- 
rietta Fenner. Total, 52. 

The first class confirmed by the Rev. J. S. Dubbs, 
D.D., Reformed pastor in November, 1844, consisted of 
the following: 



Nathaniel Moll, 
Owen Albright, 
William McHose, 
Josiah B. George, 
John Diehl, 
Benjamin Keiper, 
Matilda Albright, 
Sarah Ann Bush, 
Maria Brader, 

The first class confirmed by the Rev. Joshua Yeager 
(Lutheran pastor), December 25, 1844, consisted of the 
following : 



Lydia Ann Snyder, 
Lydia Ann George, 
Henrietta Snyder, 
Kittie Licht, 
Susanna Macks, 
Elizabeth McHose, 
Henrietta Musick, 
Sarah Clader, 



Charles Hower, 
Franklin Ritter, 
Henry Moyer, 
Paul Reichart, 
Charles Dickson, 
Paul Fatzinger, 
Charles Harvey, 
Henry Eberhard, 
Marv Beidler, 



Mary Ritter, 
Dianna Knauss, 
Rebecca Beidler, 
Sarah Bauer, 
Lucy A. Kramer, 
Dianna Flory, 
Sarah Moll, 
Mary Sterner, 
Amelia Ritter, 



12 CHURCH HISTORY. 

CONSISTORY REFORMED CONGREGATION. 

Rev. J. S. Bartholomew, President. 

Tilghman Moll, Vice-President. 

Walter C. Arndt, Recording Secretary, 

Printon Hoch, Financial Secretary. 

Allen Schultz, Treasurer. 

John M. Snyder, Trustee. 

Elders. 

Tilghman Moll, 
David Poe. 

Deacons. 

Wilson H. Ehret, 

Jerome Brader, 

Clayton Heiney, 

Henry Siegfried. 

Board of Trustees. 

Walter C. Arndt, 

Robert Flores, 

Frederick Schiffert. 



CHURCH COUNCIL LUTHERAN CONGREGATION. 

Elders. 

Edmund Walter, 
Henry Eslinger. 

Deacons. 

Thomas Renner, 

Dr. R. B. Klotz, 

Harvey Billheimer, 

Reuben Krause. 

Trustees. 

Milton T. Reichart, 
O. F. Walter, 

Treasurer. 

Edmond Walter. 

Secretary. 

O. F. Walter. 

Financial Secretary. 

Harvey Billheimer. 



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St. Peter's Union Sunday School 

The St. Peter's Union Sunday-school, at Rittersville, 
Pa., was organized on the 13th day of May, i860. The 
following were elected to serve as officers : 

E. J. Reichard, Superintendent. 

E. T. Trice, Assistant Superintendent. 

Samuel Krause, President. 

Christian Gross, Secretary. 

Asher T. Ritter, Treasurer. 

A. C. Roth, Overseer on Male Side. 

Lafayette Colver, Overseer on Female Side. 

At the same meeting the following teachers were also 

elected : 

Male; Female 

Christian Gross, Diana Moyer, 

Thomas Baumgardner, E. Amelia Walter, 

Charles Wonderly, Fayette Colver, 

A. C. Roth, Mary Baumgardner, 

Asher T. Ritter, Anna M. Stump, 

Oliver Walter, Sophia Stump, 

Martin Hackman, Diana Ehrig, 

Charles Moyer. 
Since the organization of the Sunday-school, the fol- 
lowing have also served as superintendents of the Union 
school. , 

Francis Lehr, Robert Spinner, Edwin Osenbach, for 
twenty-three years, his brother Tilghman succeeding him 
and served for ten years, after which Oliver Walter served 
until the separation in 1906 into two denominational Sun- 
day-schools, namely, Lutheran and Reformed. 

Present officers, teachers and members of St. Peter's 
Reformed Sunday-school : 

President, Printon Hoch. 

Vice President, Alfred Hoehle. 

Superintendent, Wilson Kichline. 

Assistant Superintendent, Oliver Texter. 

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14 HISTORY OF SUNDAY SCHOOL. 

Secretary, Clarence Hoehle. 

Treasurer, Wallace O. Snyder. 

Recording Secretary, Robert Flores, 

Organist, Prof. E. P. Laubach. 

Deacons, Clarence Heiney and Charles Weiland. 

Librarians, Oscar Snyder, Ada and Eva Kresge. 

Supt. of Home Department, Mrs. Frank Walter. 

Supt. of Cradle Roll, Mrs. Bayard B. Fackenthal. 

Class No. i, Walter C. Arndt, teacher. Charles 
Strohm, Edwin Quier, David Poe, John Ebelshauser, Hettie 
Quier, Sarah Neitz, Maggie Flores, Lucy Kichline, Mrs. 
Jeremiah Strohm, Louisa Reichert, Annie Strohm. 

Class No. 2, Oliver F. Texter, teacher. Robert Flores, 
Wallace Snyder, Printon Hoch, Jerome Brader, Elmer 
Sandis, Frank Schultz, Charles Weiland, George Biegley, 
Mark Van Horn, Clarence Hoehle, Clarence Heiney, Har- 
vey Mack, Fred A. Schiffert, Harold Krassley, Harry Mil- 
ler, Roy Clewell, Oscar C. Snyder, Howard Kresge, Philip 
Ebelshauser, Oscar Patterson Raymond Miller, Herbert 
Bernhard. 

Class No. 3, Mabel Brophy, teacher. Thomas Poe, 
William Van Horn, Frank Brophy, Harold Flores, Roy 
Patterson, Steward Yelles, Ray Miller, Howard Newhard, 
Frank Bowers, Henry Frederick 

Class No. 4, Mrs. William Osenbach, teacher. Mary 
Ebelshauser, Florence Ritter, Tillie Brophy, Esther Gro- 
man, Margaret Sebring, Hattie Harris, Margaret Clauss, 
Mabel Keiper, Cora Glose, Cleora Ravert, Pearl Huber, 
Ida Kreassley, Ella Sterner. 

Class No. 5, Alfred Hoehle, teacher. Thomas Walter, 
Paul Minnich, Thomas Martin, Paul Grube, Elmer Miller, 
Paul Arndt, Earl Hartman, Robert Sobers, Edgar Sobers, 
John King, Raymond Breganzer, Walter Laskowski, Har- 
old Anthony, William Bowers, Henry U. Bartholomew, 
Warren Siegfried, William Mack. 

Class No. 6, Mrs. Frank Walter, teacher. Eva Kresge, 
Mamie Butz, Ida Heimbach, Ada Krassley, Minnie 
Heimbach, Ada Kresge, Agnes Devlin, Erma Harris, Lillie 
Knoll, Jennie Werst, Myrtle G. Fink. 

Class No. 7, Mrs! Alfred Hoehle, teacher. Mabel 
Brophy, Helen Minnich, Helen Patterson, Hattie Bodman, 
Florence Miller, Adeline Scholl, A. Brophy, Alavesta Roth- 
rock. 

Class No. 8, Prof. E. P. Laubach, teacher. Mrs. 
Emma Bickert, Mrs. Mary Harris, Miss Carrie Flores, 



HISTORY OF SUNDAY SCHOOL. 1 5 

Miss Charlotte Mallatratt, Mrs. Sallie Snyder, Mrs. Re- 
becca Christine, Mrs. Stanley Koch, Mrs. Oliver Krassley, 
Mrs. Flora Klingeman, Mrs. Helen Bittenbender. 

Class No. 9, Mrs. Oliver F. Texter, teacher. Annie 
Ebelshauser, Mary Scholl, Helen Rube, Ruth Minnich, 
Elsie Ruhe, Florence Worman, Mary Worman, Viola Sieg- 
fried, Elsie Koenig, Elizabeth Ruppert, Esther Shireman, 
Margaret Frederick, Irene Ravert, Hilda Keiper. 

Class No. 10, Mrs. Frank Schultz, teacher. Margaret 
Groman, Elsie Bachman, Ida Krassley, Winretta Laubach, 
Florence Rothruck, Grace Groman, Lucy Flores, Hattie 
Huffert, Margaret Miller, Helen Emery, Mabel Koenig, 
Dorothy King, Oreda Frederick, Grace Minnich, Florence 
Mertz, Hattie Rothrock, Mildred Nagel, Mildred Gilbert, 
Effie Sterner. 

Class No. ii, Calvin S. Bartholomew, teacher. Mar- 
ion Nippert, Harvey Kichline, Walter Flores, Stanley Go- 
man, Albert Poe, Edgar Poe, Paul Greeves, Herbert 
Krassley. 

Supply teachers, Miss Katie Clewell, Mrs. Jerome 
Brader, Mrs. P. Yellis, Mrs. Wilson Kichline, Mrs. Bayard 
Fackenthal, Miss Laura Donnecker, Minnie Repsher, Mrs. 
Charles Weiland, Miss Adeline Scholl, Mrs. Printon Hock, 
Mrs. Milton Kresge, Miss Helen Patterson, Rev. J. S. 
Bartholomew and Mrs. Rev. J. S. Bartholomew. 

Infant Department, Superintendent, Mrs. Robert 
Flores, Assistant Superintendent, Mrs. Oscar Patterson ; 
Organists, Mrs. Charles Weiland and Miss Helen Patter- 
son. Pupils, Stanley Freed, Thomas Grubes, William 
Hartranft, Clarence Krassley, Truman Nippert, Chester 
Rogers, Howard Ruhe, Harold Summons, Edward Texter, 
Earl Herring, Dora Brophy, Helen Bower, Emma Flores, 
Verna Freed, Edith Hoffert, Francis Minnich, Verna Ruhe, 
Evelyn Summons, Mary Tuggitt, Beatrice Rothrock, Joshua 
F. Bartholomew, Ruth S. Bartholomew, Hilda Sterner, 
Nellie Sterner, Clifford Christ, Russell Gruber, Carl Min- 
nich, Paul Miller, Willie Koenig, Stanley Rube, Charles 
Siegfried, Thomas Gruber, Albert Ruppert, Henry Yonker, 
Louis Miller, Hazel Appel, Elsie Brophy, Myrian Flores, 
Grace Gerberich, Mabel Miller, Mirian Sebring, Mary Tug- 
gitt, Louisa Shipe, Nellie Bower, Margaret Yauser, Beatrice 
Schultz, Ada Jones, Mildred Flores, Dorothea Hoffert, 
May Martin, Rachel Minnich, Eva Jones, Hattie Gruber, 
Dorothea Schuffert, Pearl Siegfried, Pearl Summons, Ger- 
trude Tregitt, Carl Brophy, Edward Martin, Paul Kresge, 
Floyd Ritter, Paul Sebring, Lester Van Horn, Raymond 



l6 HISTORY OF SUNDAY SCHOOL. 

Herring, Ralph Kressley, Francis Appel, Mabel Gruber, 
Esther Harry, Esther King, Margurite Laubach, Hilda 
Martin, Lillie Miller, Christine Ruppert and Florence 
Schultz. 

HOME DEPARTMENT. 

At the annual meeting of St. Peter's Reformed Sun- 
day-school held on the first Sunday in January, 1910, for 
the election of officers and teachers of the said Sunday- 
school, Miss Annie E. Bachman was elected to organize 
a home department, the object of which was to promote the 
study of the Bible in connection with the Sunday-school, 
among those who for any reason did not attend its sessions. 
On February 6, 1910, Mrs. W. O. Snyder, Mrs. Frank 
Walter and Mrs. Louisa Reichard were appointed as help- 
ers and the home department was organized. 

Literature was procured and the helpers went to work, 
the first members being enrolled on April 3, 1910. At the 
end of the first quarter, on June 26, 1910, the Superinten- 
dent reported 35 members enrolled. On December 31, 

1910, 46 members were enrolled and on December 31, 

191 1, the report gives an enrollment of 78, while the re- 
ports of June, 191 2, give a total membership of 86, with 
Mrs. Frank Walter as Superintendent and the following 
helpers: Mrs. W. O. Snyder, Mrs. Frank Walter, Miss 
Ada Kresge, Mrs. Edward Quier, Miss Adeline Scholl, 
Mrs. Charles Issler and Mrs. Louisa Reichard. 

CRADLE ROLL. 

The Superintendent is Mrs. Bayard B. Fackenthal and 
now has a membership of forty-seven. It was organized 
at the same time the Home Department was organized, with 
Miss Annie E. Bachman as its first superintendent, who 
served until in the Summer of 1912, when she resigned 
and was succeeded by the present superintendent. 

THE CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR SOCIETY. 

This society was organized Sunday, April 28, 191 2, by 
members of the Reformed congregation and Sunday-school 
at the suggestion of the pastor and the above name was 
adopted. The following served as its first officers : President, 
Rev. J. S. Bartholomew; vice president, Clarence Heiney; 
recording secretary, Clarence Hoehle, corresponding secre- 
tary, Oliver Texter ; organist, Prof. E. P. Laubach ; assist- 
ant organist, Mrs. Charles Weiland. 



HISTORY OF SUNDAY SCHOOL. If 

Present officers of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran 
Sunday-school : 

Main School. 

President, Raymond Walters. 

Superintendent, Dr. R. B. Klotz, 

Ass't Superintendent, Robert T. Reichart. 

Secretary, Howard Walter. 

Ass't Secretary, Harry Shireman, 

Organist, Milton T. Reichart, 

Ass't Organist, H. O. Warmkessel, 

Treasurer, Milton T. Reichart. 

Librarians, Floyd Stanley, Arthur Rabenold, Clayton 

Reichart. 

Deacons, Harry Reichart, Robert Ritter. 

Overseer, Oliver Walter. 

Male Teachers. 

Rev. I. B. Ritter, Dr. R. B. Klotz, 

G. T. Osenbach, Oliver Walters, 

William Bittner, Robert T. Reichart, 

Herbert Walter, H. O. Warmkessel, 

Robert Ruhe, Raymond Walter. 
Alfred Reichart, 

Female Teachers. 
Mrs. Annie Kern, Miss Florence Frankenfield, 

Mrs. Alice Bittner, Miss Gertie Weiser, 

Mrs. Carrie Ritter, Miss Minnie Texter, 

Mrs. Florence Fisher, Miss Alice Bower, 

Mrs. William Osenbach, Miss Elsie Fenchel. 
Miss Annie Walters, 

Class No. i, G. T. Osenbach, teacher. Mrs. Clinton 
Wehr, Mrs. Harvey Osenbach, Mrs. Milton Reichart, Mrs. 
Eli Frankenfield, Mrs. Peter Biegley, Mrs. G. T. Osenbach, 
Mrs. Wm. Solliday, Mrs. Joseph Knoll, Mrs. A. C. Osen- 
bach, Mrs. Jacob Ross, Mrs. Milton Ritter, Mrs. R. B. 
Klotz, Mrs. Alfred Seager, Mrs. Samuel Stump, Mrs. John 
Koenig, Miss Lizzie Shireman, Miss Lizzie Knopp, Mr. 
Wm. Osenbach. 

Class No. 2, Frank D. Herbster, teacher. Philip Ebels- 
hauser, Carl Finger, Robert Knoll, Sauel Waller, Oscar 
Maurer, Charles Symons, Benjamin Roth, Raymond Kei- 
per, Harvey Mack, Harvey Texter, John Kuhns, Weston 
Deily, William Flores, Edwin Brophy, Frank Texter, Clus- 
ton Werst, Marcus Van Horn, William Leiser. 

Class No. 3, Dr. R. B. Klotz, teacher. Miss Mamie 



l8 HISTORY Otf SUNDAY SCHOOL. 

Butz, Miss Martha Rodgers, Miss Ada Kresge, Miss Lillie 
Knoll, Miss Eva Kresge, Miss Annie Harris, Miss Gussie 
Brophy, Miss Mabel Brophy, Miss Helen Munuch, Miss 
Ada Krasley, Miss Eva Bachman, Miss Florence Miller, 
Miss Hannah Weiser, Miss Jennie Weist, Miss Minnie 
Weiser, Miss Mabel Dilgert, Miss Florence Weiser, Miss 
Beulah Moyer, Miss Lillie Leiser, Miss Hattie Bodman, 
Miss Florence Nagle, Miss Erma Hams, Miss Elsie Osman, 
Miss Stella Osman, Miss Marie Bodman, Miss May Kuhns, 
Miss Minnie Conrad, Miss Alavesta Rothrock, Miss Hilda 
Conrad, Miss Flossie Nagle, Miss Hattie Zeiner, Mrs. War- 
ren Butz, Miss Florence Rinker, Miss Lizzie Boyer, Miss 
Myrtle Fink. 

Class No. 4, H. O. Warmkessel, teacher. Mrs. J. 
Beidler, Mrs. Chas. Kratzer, Mrs. J. H. Peifer, Mrs. Wm. 
Maurer, Mrs. Minor Kidd, Mrs. Rob't Reichart, Mrs. 
Alfred Reichart, Mrs. Harry Reichart, Mrs. Wm. Roth, 
Mrs. L. Texter, Mrs. Wm. Moyer, Mrs. H. O. Warmkessel, 
Mrs. Herbert Werst, Mrs. Carrie Mertz, Mrs. Charles 
Kogelman, Mrs. Howard Walters, Mrs. C. A. Werst, Miss 
Mable Bickert, Mr. Harry Stump, Mr. Thomas Renner, 
Mr. J. Henry Peifer, Mr. Charles Kratzer, Mr. Edmund 
Walter, Mr. Samuel Solliday, Mr. Reuben Krauss, Mr. 
Harvey Billheimer, Mr. Henry Eslinger, Mr. L. Kern, 
Mr. John Beutel, Mr. Charles Martin, Mr. H. L. Werst, 
Dr. C. C. Rodgers. 

Class No. 5, Miss Alice Bower, teacher. Margaret 
Groman, Mamie Kichline, Winrettis Lobach, Ida Krasley, 
Florence Rothrock, Eleanora Wain. 

Class No. 6, Miss Minnie Texter, teacher. Esther 
Harris, Helen Moyer, Lillie Miller, Frances Walter, Lil- 
lian Rabenold, Mable Rinker, Margaret Laubach, Grace 
Minnich, Verna Ebert, Effie Sterner, Sadie Cressman, Ma- 
ble Gruver. 

Class No. 7, Mrs. Carrie Ritter, teacher. Edith Wal- 
ter, Margaret Miller, Mildred Nagle, Mae Renner, Florence 
Mertz, Hattie Rothrock, Eva Fetters. 

Class No. 8, Mrs. Alice Bittner, teacher. Flora Kich- 
line, Dorothy King, Esther King, Herman Werst, Mary 
Fravel, Frances Apple. 

Class No. 9, Miss Florence Frankenfield, teacher. 
Mable Koenig, Hattie Hoffert, Hattie Piefer, Elsie Rhue, 
Helen Rhue, Viola Seigfried, Delia Rabenold, Florence 
Worman, Mary Worman, Marian Zartler, Ellen Sterner. 

Class No. io, Miss Elsie Fenchel, teacher. Emma 



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Knopp, Florence Finger, Ruth Minnich, Anna Ebelshauser, 
Esther Shireman, Pearl Renner, Hilda Keiper, Margaret 
Frederick, Stella Mentzell. 

Class No. 11, Mrs. Annie Kern, teacher. Tillie 
Brophy, Esther Groman, Mary Ebelshauser, Hattie Harris, 
Margaret Clauss, Margaret Sebring, Emily Kichline, Mae 
Kuhns, Helen Peifer. 

Class No. 12, Miss Annie Walter, teacher. Florence 
Ritter, Elsie Koenig, Mary Leiser, Pauline Fogleman, 
Elizabeth Ruppert, Elsie Bachman, Mabel Keiper. 

Class No. 13, Mr. Robert T. Reichart, teacher. Paul 
Minnich, Thomas Martin, John King, Wm. Maurer, Earl 
Hartranft, Paul Grube, Harold Anthony. 

Class No. 14, Mr. William Bittner, teacher. Charles 
Horn, Elmer Miller, Paul Arndt, Raymond Bregenzer, 
Arthur Weiser, William Mack. 

Class No. 15, Miss Gertie Weiser, teacher. Paul 
Klotz, John Wehr, Elmer Rodgers, Truman Fogel, Edgar 
Poe, Stanley Groman, Clifford Knopp, Wm. Brown. 

Class No. 16, Alfred Reichart, teacher. Lewis Texter, 
Alfred Poe, Williams Kuhns, Floyd Martin, Herbert Peifer, 
Myron Nippert, Oliver Krasley, Henry Krasley, Herbert 
Krasley. 

Class No. 17, Herbert Walter, teacher. Thomas Poe, 
Warren Acker, Leroy Patterson, Edward Kuhns, Frank 
Brophy, Harold Flores, Harold Sebring. 

Class No. 18, Raymond Walter, teacher. George Beig- 
ley, George Blacker, John Horn, William Leiser, Harry 
Miller, Stanley Siegfried, Wm. Van Horn, Wm. Osman, 
John Mentzell, John Waechle, Charles Waechle. 

Summary. 

Main School. 

Male Female 

Officers, 14 o 

Teachers, 6 11 

Bible Class, 32 70 

Scholars, 48 67 



100 148 
Infant Department. 

Officers, o 3 

Teachers, 1 6 

Scholars, 41 92 

42 101 



20 HISTORY OF SUNDAY SCHOOL. 

Officers of Infant Department. 

Supt, Mrs. F. D. Herbster. 
Asst. Supt. Mrs. Agnes Shireman. 
Organist, Miss Helen Walter. 
Teachers. 
Miss Lottie Hoehle, Mrs. Reuben Krauss, 

Miss Florence Butz, Mrs. C. C. Rodgers, 

Miss Edith Knapp, Mr. Robert Ruhe. 

Mrs. J. Beitler, 

Teacher, Mrs. F. D. Herbster. Mrs. Wm. HofTert, 
Mrs. Thos. Shireman, Mrs. Harry Groman, Mrs. Roy 
Werst, Mrs. Mary Reichart, Mrs. Wm. Krause, Mrs. Al- 
fred Krause, Mrs. Warren Ritter, Mrs. Thomas Martin, 
Mrs. William Christ, Mrs. Francis Martin, Mrs. 
Hilda Christ, Mrs. Harvey Billheimer, Lester Bill- 
heimer, Mrs. Arthur Fisher, Katharine Fisher, Mrs. Harry 
Stump, Luther Stump, Mrs. Harry Mahlon, Ralph Mahlon, 
Mrs. Morris Texter, George Texter, Mrs. Harry Reichart, 
Paul Reichart. 

Teacher, Miss Helen Walter. Paul Miller, Edwin 
Martin, Roland Daniels, Floyd Ritter, Lester Van Horn, 
Earl Walters, Truman Kidd, Paul Sebring, Henry Yonkin, 
Wm. Blacker. 

Teacher, Mrs. Reuben Krause, William King, Walter 
Wehr, Robert Werst, Wm. Waelchle, Clifford Christ, Paul 
Renner, Chas. Siegfried, Albert Ruppert, Marlon Gilbert, 
Mivan Ebert. 

Teacher, Mrs. C. C. Rodgers. Hilda Stump, Hilda 
Breisch, Elsie Breisch, Miriam Sebring, Esther Radel, Lucy 
Koenig, Ellen Kichline, Naomi Kunkel, Catharine Camp- 
bell, Thresa Kogleman, Evelyn Sommons, Mary Tugood, 
Anna Sterner, Lillie Blacker, Mary Yonkin, Andrey Smith, 
Mildred Gilbert 

Teacher, Miss Florence Butz, Myrtle Sommons, 
Urcella Nagle, Laura Ruhe, Sophia Unverzagt, Dorothea 
Hoffert, Evelyn Rabenold, Mildred Flores, Pearl Siegfried, 
May Martin, Etna King, Gertrude Tugood, Eta Jones, Eva 
Jones, Louise Shipe, Ellen Sterner, Viola Laub, Rebecca 
Krauss, Elsie Groman, Dorothy Werst, Ellen Bachman, 
N. Walters, Pearl Huber. 

Teacher, Miss Lottie Hoehle. Grace Groman, Elsie 
Brophy, Francis Werst, Florence Ruhe, Dorothy Sommons 
Grace Gerberich, Viola Kuhns, Esther Walters, Ruth Radel, 
Mary Angehr, Dorothea Kuhns, Mabel Esch, Harold Gross, 
Nettie Sterner. 



HISTORY OF SUNDAY SCHOOL. 21 

Teacher, Mrs. J. Beitler. Hilda Martin, Verna Ruhe, 
Helen Maurer, Pauline Maurer, Francis Wehr, Helen Un- 
verzagt, Beatrice Rothrock, Luella Rabenold, Florence Neff, 
Mable Miller, Francis Minnich, Dora Brophy, Edith Hof- 
fert, Carl Brophy, Clara Eschky, Jennie Blacker, Annie 
Blacker, May Rothrock, Fanny Rothrock, Areda Frederick, 
Mary Reaser, Theodore Rothrock, Hilda Sterner, Frank 
Zartler. 

Teacher, Edith Knopp. Edwin Texter, Truman Nip- 
pert, Lewis Unverzagt, Howard Ruhe, Raymond Werst, 
William Kichline, Paul Kuhns, Harold Sommons, William 
Hartranft, Frank Kogleman, John Cauler, Earle Haring. 

Teacher, M. Robert Ruhe. Harold Werst, Paul Fin- 
ger, John Finger, Freddie Neff, Albert Werst, Stanley 
Ruhe, Fred Buckmiller, Paul Worseck, Jacob Brown, Earl 
Rothrock, Harvey Rinker, Erwin Rinker, Ray Herring, 
Thomas Mahlon, Franz Mahlon, Alfred Kogleman, John 
Ritter. 

LUTHER LEAGUE. 

This league was organized principally by and for our 

young people, September 6, 1907. Its first officers were: 

President, Robert Reichart. 

Vice-President, Harry Reichart. 

Secretary, Elsie Fenchel. 

Assistant Secretary, Ellen Kreiss. 

Treasurer, Alfred Reichart. 

Ushers, Floyd Stahley and Arthur Fisher. 

Librarians, Raymond Walter and Robert Rhue. 

Organist, Stella Mack. 

Asst. Organist, Warren Butz. 

The following are the present officials: 

President, William P. Bittner. 

Vice-President, Herbert Walter. 

Secretary, Edith Knapp. 

Ass. Secretary, Jennie Rodger. 

Treasurer, Alfred Reichart. 

Organist, Helen Walter. 

Asst. Organist, Edward Rau. 

Ushers, Arthur Rabenold and Robert Knoll. 

Librarians, Edna Walter and Erma Harris. 

LADIES' AID SOCIETY. 

The Ladies' Aid Society of the Reformed congrega- 
tion at Rittersville, was organized on January 17, 1906, 
with a total of twenty-two members. The first officers of 
the society were: Mrs. Frank Walter, president; Mrs. 



22 HISTORY OF SUNDAY SCHOOL. 

Henry Elsinger, vice president ; Mrs. Edward Appel, secre- 
tary, and Mrs. William Osenbach, treasurer. The society 
at this time has forty-two members and have an amount 
of upwards of five hundred dollars in their treasury. The 
present officers of the society are : Mrs. Frank Walter, 
president ; Mrs. Louisa Reichart, vice president ; Miss 
Cora B. Ludy, recording secretary ; Miss Ada Kresge, as- 
sistant recording secretary; Mrs. Charles McNeal, financial 
secretary, and Mrs. Wallace Snyder, treasurer. 

The Society in 1907 purchased a private communion 
set for the congregation, also in that year made a large do- 
nation towards the Sunday-school. The following year 
(1908) they purchased the German Hymnals at a cost of 
nearly one hundred dollars, and made a liberal donation to- 
wards the successful convention of the Women's Mission- 
ary Society of the East Pennsylvania Classis which was 
held at Rittersville. Since the year 1910 they donate an- 
nually a certain sum of money towards the Women's Mis- 
sionary Society of the East Pennsylvania Classis. 

WILLING WORKERS. 

This society of ladies was organized November 21, 
1906. Its first officers were, Mrs. Elizabeth Klotz, presi- 
dent; Mrs. Agnes Shireman, vice president; Mrs. Alice 
Wickert, secretary, and Mrs. Laura Krause, assistant secre- 
tary; treasurer, Mrs. Emma Reichart. That they have 
been an active organization is proven by the status of their 
treasury. They have gathered over $2,000 and thus shown 
themselves worthy of the name of their society. The fol- 
lowing constitute the present officials and members : 

Officers. 

Elizabeth Klotz, President. 

Matilda Saeger, Vice President., 

Alice Shireman, Secretary. 

Emma Reichart, Treasurer. 

Members. 

Mrs. Mary Acker, Mrs. Emma Groman, 

Mrs. Ella Bruisch, Mrs. Cora Gangewere, 

Mrs. Alice Bittner, Mrs. Mary Hausman, 

Mrs. Elizabeth Beitler, Mrs. Laura Krause, 

Mrs. Emma Bear, Mrs. Anna Kern, 

Mrs. Ella Billheimer, Mrs. Elizabeth Klotz, 

Mrs. Emma Frankenfield, Mrs. Freeda Knodel, 

Mrs. Elizabeth Finger, Mrs. Stella Kratzer, 



HISTORY OF SUNDAY SCHOOL. 



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Mrs. Clarissa Kratzer, Mrs. 

Mrs Kogelman, Mrs. 

Mrs. Eliza Leiser, Mrs. 

Mrs. Alice Mack, Mrs. 

Mrs. Alice Osenbach, Mrs. 

Mrs. Matilda Osenbach, Mrs. 

Mrs. Jennie Peiffer, Mrs. 

Mrs. Martha Ritter, Mrs. 

Mrs. Ida Ritter, Mrs. 

Mrs. Matilda Ritter, Mrs. 

Miss Sarah Ritter, Mrs. 

Mrs. Emma Reichart, Mrs. 

Mrs. Sophia Roos, Miss 

Mrs. Mary Reichart, Miss 

Mrs. Mary Roth, Miss 
Mrs. Mary Remaly, 



Bertha Reichart, 
Elsie Reichart, 
Agnes Shireman, 
Mary Shireman, 
Elizabeth Soliday, 
Amanda Stump, 
Matilda Saeger, 
Amelia Semmel, 
Tevilla Texter, 
Lillie Unverzagt, 
Clara Van Horn, 
Mary Walter, 
Anna Walter, 
Sophia Werst, 
Bertha Worseck. 



Lutheran Pastors 

REV. JOSHUA YEAGER. 

He was born September 23, 1802, was baptized by his 
father in infancy and confirmed by the same on the second 
Sunday after Easter, 1817, and received as a communicant 
member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Shoeners- 
ville, Pa. His education was limited to a thorough instruc- 
tion by his father in the three Rs. Equally thorough was 
his religious training, since this was regarded as the chief 
thing. Reading of the Scriptures and writing out what was 
remembered, to the extent of a sheet a day, constituted part 
of his home instruction in the family of Father Yeager. 
His son Joshua had, it is true, received this thorough in- 
struction, yet his education was quite limited in the sense 
that the word "liberal education" as, at present, understood. 
After he had attained the age that he could make himself 
useful on the farm, his daily employment consisted in 
manual labor, which, on a farm of 236 acres, left but little 
time for study or recreation. 

While following the plow one Summer day, his father 
came out and accompanied him to the farther end of the 
field. Joshua could hardly reconcile this unusual occur- 
rence. But, when the end of the furrow was reached, his 
father said to him : "Wait a little while. I have something 
to tell you. I want you, with God's help, to become a minis- 
ter." This unexpected suggestion really frightened Mr. 
Yeager. "Come to my room to-morrow morning," continued 
Father Y. "Leave your plow, there are others to attend to 
it. I wish to give "you a three months' trial to ascertain 
whether you have talent for the ministry ; if you have, you 
shall continue your studies— if not, I will then tell you so." 
Father Yeager handed his son a Latin grammar, saying: 
"This is a comparatively easy study, but it will furnish you 
a knowledge of the system of grammar in general, which 
is so necessary for the study of all languages. Study this 
two hours, and then ask me all the questions you can, about 
what you understand and all that you do not understand 
After that come down and go into the garden, and take 
such exercise and do such work as you may wish. In the 

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LUTHERAN PASTORS. 2$ 

evening you will again take two hours of study, and thus 
continue on." In this way Mr. Yeager studied. His father 
was a drill-master and disciplinarian, and knew how to 
create and maintain an interest on the part of his student. 
Especially, however, did he observe and keep a close sur- 
veillance on the conduct of his son. He impressed him with 
the importance and responsibility of the work, and constant- 
ly urged upon him to observe such a conduct as is becoming 
a candidate for the Christian ministry, and which may meet 
with the approval of God and man. This education, so often 
neglected on the part of those to whom young men who have 
the ministry in view are entrusted, but which is so essential 
to the formation of the character of the true minister of 
Jesus Christ, exerted a most powerful and an abiding influ- 
ence on the mind of young Yeager. To this may be attri- 
buted, perhaps as much as to anything else, that devotion, 
earnestness and zeal which characterized Rev. Joshua Yea- 
ger's ministry through the long period of well nigh three 
score years among a people whom he served so long and 
loved so well. 

At the meeting of the Evangelical Lutheran Minister- 
ium of Pennssylvania, held in the week of Trinity Sunday, 
1827, Mr. Yeager was examined with two other candidates 
for licensure. Rev. Dr. F. W. Geissenhainer, of New York 
City, was the chairman of the Examining Committee. The 
examination was very thorough. Mr. Yeager well remem- 
bers how he was examined on Oriental customs, and when 
requested to translate the account of the Transfiguration in 
Matt. XVII. into German from the Greek, Dr. Geissen- 
hainer seemed well satisfied with the translation till the 
Greek verb irposyxnlv was reached, when he was excited 
and almost angered at Mr. Yeager's rendering, as he trans- 
lated it: "they bowed as if they seemed to worship." Dr. 
Geissenhainer thundered out, "What! not seemed so, it 
was so," and remarked, "it can be seen with whom he 
studied." The three candidates made a very satisfactory 
examination and were admitted to the Synod licentites. 

At the Synodical meeting of the following year, which 
was held at Reading, Mr. Yeager's preparations were re- 
ported "very good." On this occasion he also preached be- 
fore the Synod on the last evening of the session, Tuesday 
evening, July 3rd, 1828, on the text: 1 Tim. IV, 12-16. 

From 1827 to 183 1 he was the assistant of his father 
in his four congregations, Friedensville, Allentown, Schoen- 
ersville and Hecktown. In 1831 his father gave him the 
Friedensville and Allentown congregations and retained for 



26 LUTHERAN PASTORS. 

himself the other two. Upon his father's decease, in 1832, 
he was also elected pastor of the other congregations. 

Joshua Yeager's large field of labor extended over an 
immense territory, and at least a dozen congregations have 
sprung, in part or entirely, from his original pastorate, such 
as Apple's Church, Hellertown, South Bethlehem, Bethle- 
hem, West Bethlehem, Salisbury, Altona, Rittersville, Cata- 
sauqua, Howertown, Bath, St. Paul's, St. Michael's, St. 
John's and St. Peter's, Allentown, etc. 

He remained the pastor of the Allentown Church (St. 
Paul's) till 1853, twenty-two years. This congregation en- 
joyed unprecedented prosperity during Father Yeager's pas- 
torate. He preached regularly every two weeks and held 
also week-day evening services. About the time of his 
withdrawal from the congregation, Rev. Dr. B. M. Sch- 
mucker, who followed Dr. Yeager in a very few months 
to the better world, was called as assistant pastor by the 
English speaking portion of the congregation. 

Of the Shoenersville Church he was pastor a year less, 
He was elected pastor of this church in December, 1832, and 
continued till Trinity Sunday, 1885, over fifty-three years. 
In connection with his father his ministration extended 
over the same length of time. 

The Lehigh Church, in Lower Macungie, Lehigh Coun- 
ty, he served from August 21st, 1842, to Trinity Sunday, 
1885, forty-three years. 

The Rittersville Church was built in 1842, the congre- 
gation having been organized by Father Yeager out of 
Shoenersville. Here he preached his last regular sermon 
on Ascension Day, 1885. 

Besides these four congregations, he also served Jeru- 
salem Church, in Salisbury, from 1843 to 1883, Macungie 
from 1856 to 1867, and Hecktown, Northampton County, 
from 1832 to 1842. 

Besides laboring successfully in a large and laborious 
parish, he took a great interest in the higher education of 
our clergy. He was a member of the Board of Trustees 
of Muhlenberg College from 1867 to 1876. He died August 
1 st, 1888, aged 88 years, 10 months and 8 days. On the 
following Thursday his remains were interred in Fairview 
cemetery, Allentown. 

His wife, Maria, was a daughter of Jacob and Maria 
Grim, of Friedensville, Pa. Together they were blessed 
with two sons, Robert J. and Dr. Theodore C, and three 
daughters, Mrs. J. B. Reeme, Amanda, first wife of J. B. 
Reeme, and Sarah W. 




REV. A. R. HORN, D.D. 



LUTHERAN PASTORS. 2TJ 

REV. ABRAHAM REASOR HORNE. 

Rev. Abraham Reasor Home was born in Springfield 
township, Bucks Co., Pa., and was a son of Daniel L. and 
Mary (Reasor) Home. The home of his birth is still 
standing on the farm that Dr. Home owned at the time of 
his demise. He was born March 24, 1834. He attended 
private schools and Pennsylvania College, at Gettysburg, 
graduating in 1858. Early in life he took to teaching and 
for three years taught public school half a mile from his 
home. In 1854 he taught at Bethlehem, Pa. Erom 1858 
to 1863 he was principal of the Bucks County Normal and 
Classical School, assisted by Dr. H. L. Baugher, later Pro- 
fessor of Greek at Gettysburg College. 

Dr. Home was ordained a Lutheran clergyman in 1859, 
together with Revs. O. Leopold and B. Zweizig, both of 
whom have also gone to their reward. He had a charge in 
Northampton County from 1863 to 1865, when he was 
called to the Lutheran church at Williamsport, where he re- 
mained until 1872. From 1867 to 1872 he was also super- 
intendent of the schools of that city. From 1872 to 1877 
Dr. Home was principal of the Kutztown Normal School 
and increased its enrollment to over 500 students. At the 
same time he also supplied various Lutheran churches, 
Chestnut Hill, near Limeport, Pa., being one of them. 

Dr. Home came to Allentown in 1877 as principal of 
the Normal and Academic Department of Muhlenberg Col- 
lege, where he remained until 1882. Then he was elected 
president of the Texas University, and in 1882 and 1883 he 
did institute work in Louisiana and Texas, and the follow- 
ing year in New Jersey. In 1885 Rev. Joshua Yeager, who 
had succeeded his father, John Conrad Yeager, in a large 
Lehigh County parish, resigned because of his advanced 
years. Dr. Home served the Shoenersville, Rittersville, 
Friedensville and Lehigh Churches, also several preaching 
stations, amongst which were the chapels at Seidersville and 
Alburtis. He served as president of the large Allentown 
Cnoference. Dr. Home was the founder of the National 
Educator, at Quakertown, in i860, moved it to Allentown 
in 1877 and continued as editor to the time of his death. 

Dr. Home was a jovial Pennsylvania German. He 
was a recognized authority on the dialect and published a 
handbook on the language as spoken ; also botany, experi- 
ments without apparatus, and was a frequent contributor 
to educational and religious papers. He was frequently 



28 LUTHERAN PASTORS. 

elected to membership in the School Board of his ward in 
Allentown, and always manifested great interest in the 
work. He also served as a member of the Board of Con- 
trol from 1885 to 1891. Lebanon Valley College, Annville, 
conferred upon him the title of D. D. in 1881. 

Dr. Home was married to Jemima E., daughter of 
David and Sarah Yerkes. Six children were born unto 
them: Sadie J., wife of Hon. Joseph Mayne ; Hattie B., 
wife of Harry A. Grammes ; David R., Esq., Thomas K. B., 
Augustus F., and M. Luther, now teacher in the Allen- 
town High School. He died suddenly December 23, 1902, 
and his remains rest in peace in Fairview cemetery, Allen- 
town. Dr. Home was of a genial nature and generous dis- 
position, always cheerful and a friend to rich and poor 
alike. 



REV. EDWIN H. EBERTS. 

Rev. Edwin H. Eberts was a son of Charles Eberts and 
his wife, Esther, a born Fehnel, and was born in Moore 
Township, Northampton Co., Pa., Oct. 5, 1861. He re- 
ceived his early education in the public schools of his native 
township. Having fitted himself for the profession, Rev. 
Mr. Eberts taught school in his native township for two 
years and in Lower Saucon for eight years. While teach- 
ing in the last named township, he was married to Eva D. 
Apple, June 16, 1883. While residing in Lower Saucon 
he held the office of Justice of the Peace. 

Desiring to take up the ministry, Mr. Eberts took a 
course at Muhlenberg College and later was graduated from 
Mt. Airy Seminary, at Philadelphia, Pa., class of 1892. He 
was ordained to the ministry in Trinity Lutheran Church, 
Reading, June 1892. During the fall of 1892 he accepted 
the pastorate of the Turbotsville, Pa., parish, consisting of 
the Turbotsville and Washingtonville congregations, which 
he served successfully for nine years. 

He resigned his parish in 1901 and located at West 
Bethlehem, Pa., in order to avail himself of the better 
schools for educating his children. During the illness of 
Rev. J. Steinhauser, pastor of St. Michael's, Allentown, he 
served as supply pastor for about three months. Later he 
accepted a call to the pastorate of the North Bethlehem, 
Jerusalem, in Eastern Salisbury township, and St. John's 
in Williams township. He resigned this field to accept a 
call to the Shoenersville-Rittersville parish, in July, 1903. 




REV. EDWIN H. EBERTS 




REV. A. O. EBERT 



LUTHERAN PASTORS. 29 

He was installed September 27, 1903. His labors here were 
exceptionally successful. New methods for conducting the 
finances of the congregations, and liturgical services at Rit- 
tersville were introduced and all looked bright for a suc- 
cessful pastorate when he was stricken with typhoid fever, 
which terminated fatally at his home, West Bethlehem, Pa., 
April 2, 1904, aged 42 years, 5 months and 27 days. He 
rests in peace in beautiful Nisky Hill cemetery, Bethle- 
hem, Pa. Four children besides his widow survived, Grace 
M., Warren L., Charles T. and Helen A. 

The subject of this sketch was a man apt to teach 
and loved the profession. When a resident of West Beth- 
lehem he frequently acted as substitute in the High School. 
For some time he was a member of the faculty of the Beth- 
lehem Preparatory School. He was a man who could 
sympathize with those who tried to earn part of their way 
through college. When the writer, I. B. R., was a student 
at the Seminary, he showed him no little kindness, took him 
into his home and assisted him in every manner to make 
his stay pleasant and his work amongst his people profit- 
able. 

His death came at a time when the Shoenersville- 
Rittersville parish looked forward to a very successful pas- 
torate. 



REV. ALFRED OLIVER EBERT. 

Rev. Alfred Oliver Ebert, of New Tripoli, son of 
Amandes and Sarah A. (Moser) Ebert, was born in Lynn, 
February 19, 1870. His youth was spent upon the farm 
in Lehigh county. His early education was received in 
the public and select schools of his native township, which 
lays just pride to its good select schools where many 
teachers receive their early preparation for the teaching 
profession. Amongst the great number was the Rev. Mr. 
Ebert, who taught successfully for three terms. During 
this time he prepared for entrance at Muhlenberg College 
in the fall of 1889 an( ^ was graduated with the class of 1893. 
In the fall of the same year he entered the Lutheran Theo- 
logical Seminary at Mt. Airy, graduating May 26, 1896. 
On June first, of the same year, he was ordained to the 
Ministry in St. John's Lutheran Church, Allentown, Pa. 
The Audenreid-Beaver Meadow parish, of near Hazleton, 
Pa., had extended him a call, which he accepted on June 
7, 1896. 



30 LUTHERAN PASTORS. 

With enthusiasm he took charge of the field, which 
needed a conscientious and painstaking leader, the field 
being Home Mission territory. St. Paul's, Beaver Meadow 
congregation, had been temporarily organized March 16, 
1896, without having a permanent church home. By God's 
grace and blessing, Rev. Ebert gathered a nice congrega- 
tion and aided them in securing their own church. In 
May, 1897, they purchased a lot, laid the corner-stone Aug- 
ust 22, and dedicated their church Dec. 26, 1897. The 
same year they also purchased an organ, which was dedi- 
cated Oct. 18, 1897. The Salem, Audenreid congregation 
made marked progress during his pastorate. A debt of 
$800 was paid off ; the floors were recarpeted, electric lights 
were installed, stained glass windows were inserted and 
other repairs were made. 

His work here, whilst strenuous, was nevertheless 
most pleasant and successful. He ended his work in this 
parish to accept a call extended by the Shoenersville-Ritters- 
ville parish, June 26, 1904, the same having been accepted 
to go into effect August 1, 1904. On September 25, 1904, 
his installation took place, the same being performed by 
Revs. W. D. C. Keiter, president of the Allentown Con- 
ference, and Rev. H. S. Fegley, his father-in-law. During 
his pastorate he raised exceptional large sums for bene- 
volence and made substantial gains in membership in both 
churches. He resigned this parish, August 1, 1906, to 
accept the call of the New Tripoli parish, consisting of 
Ebenezer, New Tripoli ; Jacob's, Jacksonville ; Jerusalem, 
Albany Twp., Berks County ; St. Peter's, Lynnville and 
St. Paul's, Seiberlingsville congregations. Pie is now 
preaching to his schoolmates, companions and neighbors 
of his youth who look upon him with reverence and pro- 
found respect. His present parish was served by the late 
and lamented Rev. H. S. Fegley, whose homestead in New 
Tripoli is now occupied by Rev. Ebert, his wife Annie M. 
and their children : Paul F., Annie M., Alfred J., Luther J., 
Carl A. and Ruth F. 




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LUTHERAN PASTORS. 3 1 

REV. IRWIN B. RITTER. 

The subject of this sketch was born in Breinigsville, 
Lehigh Co., Pa., July 30, 1867, being the oldest son of 
Dr. Nathanael and Anna Louisa (Bean) Ritter. He was 
a confirmed member of Zion's (Lehigh) Lutheran con- 
gregation of near Alburtis, Pa., and 'was the first member 
of the same to enter the Christian ministry. Attended 
public school and later entered the Academic department 
of Muhlenberg College, where, after a year's preparatory 
work, he entered the freshman class, graduating at Col- 
lege with honors in 1890. Rev. Ritter is proud of his Alma 
Mater and has been active in raising substantial amounts 
from his own people for the support of the college and also 
assisted other pastors in raising credible amounts. Entered 
the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Mt. Airy, Philadel- 
phia, Pa., in the fall of the same year and graduated in the 
spring of 1893. He was ordained in St. John's (German) 
Lutheran church, Philadelphia, Pa., and immediately took 
charge of the large Pine Valley parish, Hegins, Schuylkill 
Co., Pa. At the time he resigned the seven congregations 
belonging to the parish, he could point to four new churches 
erected during his brief pastorate. On August 20, 1894, he 
accepted a call to the Zionsville (Lehigh Co.,) parish, con- 
sisting of four congregations. Later the Zion Hill church 
was detached from his parish and St. Paul's, Trexlertown, 
Pa., added. His home church, Zion, Lehigh, near Alburtis, 
Pa., was also supplied by him from October, 1901, to Oc- 
tober, 1903. 

On August 12 and 19, 1906 he preached trial sermons 
in the Shoenersville-Rittersville parish, was elected its pas- 
tor and installed December 16, 1906. His labors have re- 
sulted in producing a steady growth of the congregation 
and its auxiliaries which he assisted in organizing. A 
summary of his work appears annually in the form of a 
parish record published for distribution amongst his mem- 
bership. Rev. Ritter was married to Martha M. Leo- 
pold, daughter of Rev. O. Leopold, a former school teacher, 
also organist of Christ church, Shoenersville and St. Peter's, 
Rittersville, June 22, 1893. Unto them was born but one 
daughter, Miriam. 



Reformed Pastors 

REV. JOSEPH S. DUBBS, D. D. 

Joseph S. Dubbs, the first Reformed pastor of St. 
Peter's church, Rittersville, Pa., was born at the old family 
homestead in Upper Milford (now Lower Milford Town- 
ship) Lehigh County, Pa., on the 16th day of October, 
1796. His grandfather, Jacob Dubbs, a native of the 
parish Bismemsdorf near Zurich, came to America in 1732 
and secured a tract of land from the Penns, on one of 
the branches of the Perkiomen Creek where he erected a 
small forge and engaged extensively in the manufacture 
of guns and agricultural implements. 

This business was enlarged by Daniel, son of Jacob, 
father of Joseph, who, in course of time, erected a num- 
ber of industries. Besides the forge he owned a mill, 
a saw mill, oil mill cutlery, tannery and large farm. 

He was the first to build a brick house within the 
limits of Lehigh County, the brick for the building being 
manufactured on his own land. 

Joseph S. Dubbs was the youngest of a family of seven. 
Having been baptized in early infancy, his parents were 
very desirous that he should be properly instructed in the 
doctrines and duties of our Holy religion. 

In an unfinished autobiographical sketch he gives the 
following account of his early Christian training. 

During the long winter evenings we were required to 
commit the Catechism and read the Psalter and New 
Testament. We read alternately and the elder were the 
teachers of the younger, and each one manifested a degree 
of zeal and anxiety to excel such as is rarely found in 
schools. On Sundays when there was no service in the 
church, we were required to spend the forenoon in religious 
study, but whenever it was possible we went to church' 
and listened to the preaching of the gospel. After we re- 
turned from church and had taken dinner, the Bible was 
brought and the chapter from which the text was taken 
read and commented upon. , 

When this was done we were allowed to enjoy a little 
innocent recreation. The country schools of those days 

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REV. JOSEPH H. DUBBS, D.D. 



REFORMED PASTORS. 33 

were of course defective. He devoted special attention to 
the study of the German language and became familiar 
with it to a degree which was rather unusual. During his 
early youth he also spent some time at a Quaker school for 
the purpose of becoming more familiar with the English 
language. 

It was about the time of his confirmation that he felt 
an earnest longing for the ministry. In those days the 
Reformed church had no Theological seminary, but a 
number of its most prominent ministers took charge of 
the candidates for the ministry. He placed himself under 
the care of Rev. F. L,. Herman, D. D., who prepared many 
candidates for his profession. For four years he was under 
the instructions of Dr. Herman. The school which he 
conducted was popularly known as the "Swamp College" 
in 1822 he was licensed to preach the gospel with special 
authority to administer the sacraments. He was ordained 
in 1823 at Kutztown. His first charge consisted of Wind- 
sor and Weiss churches. His salary from the whole charge 
amounted to $100 per annum. In 1824 the Eplers church 
and in 1826 the Hains church was added to his charge of 
which he remained pastor until July, 183 1. 

His churches were situated almost in a straight line 
for a distance of almost thirty miles. 

In 1 83 1 Father Dubbs accepted a call from the charge 
in Lehigh County consisting of Allentown, Egypt, Union 
and Jordan churches. 

He remained pastor of this charge from 1831 to 1861 ; 
during the latter years he was assisted by his son Alfred 
and Rev. C. R. Hessler. It was while pastor of this 
charge that Mickley's church was organized, also the St. 
Peter's church, at Rittersville and he became the first Re- 
formed pastor of both these congregations. He preached 
the principle sermon on Sunday afternoon, August 28, 1842, 
upon the dedication of the St. Peter's church, Rittersville. 

In 1 861 he resigned the church in Allentown and he 
continued to preach in the other congregations of his 
charge until 1868, when he resigned and removed to Allen- 
town, where he lived in retirement until his death, which 
occurred April 14, 1877. 

Dr. Dubbs was married twice, the first time in 1825 
to Susan Getz, the second time of 1837 to Mrs. Eleanor 
Murphy. 

The first marriage was blessed with three children, 
Rev. Alfred J. G. Dubbs, who assisted his father and after- 
ward the pastor of Salem Refored church, Allentown. 



34 REFORMED PASTORS. 

The two daughters were respectively married to Owen 
L. Schreiber and James O. Shimer. 

By the second marriage he had two sons. Silas, who 
died in childhood and Joseph H., who has for many years 
filled a professor's chair in Franklin and Marshall College, 
Lancaster, Pa. 

Rev. Joseph S. Dubbs preached over eight thousand 
sermons, baptized 7,076 infants and adults, attended 2,778 
funerals, solemnized 2,176 marriages. 



REV. DANIEL F. BRENDEL, D.D. 

Rev. Daniel F. Brendel was born January 23, 1824 in 
Heidelberg township, Berks county, Pa., son of John and 
Elizabeth (Fisher) Brendel. He was baptized by Rev. 
Daniel Ulrich, a Lutheran minister. He was reared in a 
Christian home and in his personal autobiography he speaks 
tenderly of his pious mother, whom he worshiped and 
loved. He attended school at Rehrersburg, in Berks county, 
when eight years old, and has always been diligent in his 
studies at school and in his attendance. Later he attended 
Womelsdorf Academy. In 1841 he went to Mercersburg, 
entering the preparatory school and prepared for college, 
which he did in 1845, graduating with honors from Mar- 
shall college in 1849. In the fall of the same year he en- 
tered the theological seminary and in the fall of 1851 he had 
completed his studies. The first sermon he ever preached 
was in Kloppen church for Father Leinbach. In the spring 
of 1852 he was examined, licensed and ordained by the 
classis of East Pennsylvania, which met at Weisenburg, 
Lehigh county. In June 1855 he accepted the New Wil- 
liams township charge, which he served thirty-two years; 
and in connection with the above congregation, he was 
supply pastor for the St. Peter's Reformed congregation at 
Rittersville from July 6, 1856 until 1865. In 1861 he 
published "The Prodigal Son," both in the German and 
English languages. In eleven years five editions in English 
and three editions in the German language were sold. In 
1875 he wrote "Lives and Labors of the Apostles," of 
which 1,000 copies were readily sold. In 1873 he became 
one of three ministers in the publication of the Reformed 
Church Herald, which he and one of his three associates, 
Rev. I. K. Loos, D. D., published with good results until 
1877, when, owing to the business depression it was dis- 
continued. 




REV. ISAAC K. LOOS, D.D. 



REFORMED PASTORS. 35 

On September 2, 1852, he was married to Louisa, 
daughter of Rev. C. G. Herman. Their union was blessed 
with five children. The oldest son and daughter died 
young. The wife for many years was an invalid. 

Rev. Brendel labored for fifty years in the New Wil- 
liams township congregation. He served Bethlehem for 
six years as school director and introduced a uniformity 
of books and served the board as its president. He was 
also one of the organizers of the Allentown College for 
Women and remained a director until his death. In the 
year 1886 Ursinus College conferred the degree of D. D. 
upon Rev. Brendel. In 1889 he preached the funeral ser- 
mon for his friend, Dr. I. K. Loos. On June 15, 1862 he 
took charge of South Easton, and served it nine years, 
when it became self supporting 

On December 10. 1865 he took charge of the Salis- 
burg congregation and served it for nine years with much 
success. At the time Dr. Brendel took charge of the 
New Williams township church the congregation was a 
mere handful and his salary was only sixty dollars annually. 
Nevertheless some years later he built a new church at a 
cost of $20,000 and the membership was greatly increased. 
Arndt's church was also built as was the Altenau church 
during his pastorate. These churches were included in his 
charge. In 1897 he wrote and published "God's Plan of 
Salvation/' and in 1898 he rewrote the "Lives of the Apos- 
tles." His wife died at the hospital Nov. 4, 1898, at the 
age of 72 years, 3 months and 18 days. She was buried at 
Arndt's church in Northampton county, where the people 
presented him with a lot upon their cemetery ; and there 
his remains were also laid to rest, after a life full of use- 
fulness, kindness and love for his fellowmen. 



REV. ISAAC K. LOOS, D. D. 

Rev. Dr. Isaac K. Loos was born in Heidelberg town- 
ship, Berks county. Pa., May 15, 1830, son of Conrad and 
Elizabeth Loos. His birth place was about three miles 
northeast of Womelsdorf. In his youth his parents pur- 
chased and removed to the Tulpehocken Spring Farm, a 
large estate near Myerstown, Pa., and this the Doctor al- 
ways considered as the old homestead. His early youth 
was spent there attending the common schools and the 
Myerstown Academy. Later he prepared for college, con- 
nected with Marshall College, at Mercersburg. He entered 
the freshman class at Marshall College in the fall of 1848 
and graduated in 1852. He led the class in the classics 



36 REFORMED PASTORS. 

and literature and upon graduation the faculty awarded him 
the honor of delivering the Latin salutatory. In 1854 he 
graduated from the theological seminary of the Reformed 
Church at Mercersburg; and on the 25th of May of that 
year he was ordained to the holy ministry at Bath, Pa., 
by Revs. J. S. Dubbs, D. D., T. L. Hoffiditz, D. D., and 
Cyrus Becker. In January, 1854 he had been elected pastor 
of the Upper Mt. Bethel charge and he located at Center- 
ville, Pa. The charge consisted of five congregations. He 
served the charge faithfully and well for thirteen years. 
In 1867 he was elected pastor of the Reformed congrega- 
tion at Bethlehem, and at that time he moved there with 
his family and it remained the homestead to the end of 
his life. At that time the Reformed congregation wor- 
shiped in the old Salem church, on High street, where 
it remained until 1869, when the Lutheran and the Re- 
formed congregations were divided and Christ Reformed 
congregation was founded. Dr. Loos was the beloved pas- 
tor and the congregation prospered and increased under 
his care. From the original 150 it grew to over 700 in 
1888. As pastor he paid for the entire lot and building 
which cost over $38,000. In connection with this church 
Dr. Loos served the Reformed congregation at Rittersville 
from 1866 until his death. The following is recorded in 
the history of that church concerning him : 

"On June 30, 1889, our beloved pastor preached his 
last sermon in this church, it being the last sermon of his 
life." 

In 1871, Dr. Loos was elected Superintendent of the 
Bethlehem Public Schools, and served until the office was 
abolished in 1876. He supervised the grading of the schools 
a graded course of study was adopted. 

He was the arthor of "The Life of Cain," Salome, the 
Dancer," and the German prayer book, "Tischegebete." 
He also translated from the German Grob's "Life of Zwin- 
gli." He was also a poet of ability and contributed to the 
press, among them being "Grant Has Died." His attain- 
ments and talents were of a marked degree. He was a 
classical scholar and was well versed in Latin, Greek and 
Hebrew. He had a wide knowledge of theology and was 
was a frequent contributor to the Theological Review of 
his church. In 1884 the degree of D. D. was conferred 
upon him by the Heidelberg College, Tiffin, Ohio. He was 
an able pulpit orator and had brilliant social qualities. In 
1888, Dr. Loos was elected to serve the new St. Paul's 
Reformed congregation of Bethlehem and was its beloved 




REV. TOBIAS KESSLER 




REV. J. F. DELONG, D.D. 



REFORMED PASTORS. 37 

pastor at the time of his demise. He was married in 
1856 to Catharine A. Butz, the only child of Jacob Butz, 
of Lower Mt. Bethel, by Rev. Dr. T. L. Hoffiditz. Eight 
children, six sons and two daughters blessed their union. 
Besides his widow he was survived by the following fam- 
ily: One son died in infancy. W. C. Loos, Esq., of Beth- 
lehem; Dr. Isaac B. Loos, of Scranton, and Miss Lizzie 
A., Calvin A., Nevin J., Charles F. and Cora M. A brother 
Wm. K. Loos, Esq., of Fort Wayne, Ind., and a sister, Mrs. 
Levinia Hertzler, of La Platte, Mo., survived him. He 
died at his residence, No. 29 North Broad street, Bethle- 
hem, at three o'clock A. M. Friday, July 5, 1889, aged 
59 years. 



REV. TOBIAS KESSLER. 

Rev. Tobias Kessler was born in Schiers, Canton de 
Grison, Switzerland, September 12, 1841, son of John and 
Burga (nee Walser) Kessler. He was educated in the 
public schools of Reading, Pa. and later on spent one 
year in the preparatory school in Allentown. He pre- 
pared for the holy ministry under the Reverend Doctors 
Dubbs and Wagner and was ordained in the year 1880. 
He served the charge at Leesport, Berks county from 1880 
to 1882 ; and from 1882 to 1889 he served the charge at 
Jonestown, Lebanon county, Penn'a. He preached as a 
supply for the St. Peter's Reformed congregation of Rit- 
tersville, from 1889 to 1892. He died on December 23, 
1901, in his sixty-first year. 



REV. J. F. DfXONG, D.D. 

Rev. J. F. DeLong, a retired minister residing at 
No. 12 Broad street, West Bethlehem, Pa., is a native of 
Berks county, was born on November 8, 1847, at Bowers 
Station, Pa., son of Francis and Esther (Schaeffer) De- 
Long. 

He preparted for college at the Keystone Normal 
School at Kutztown, and entered the sophomore class at 
Franklin and Marshall college at Lancaster, Pa., in the 
fall of 1868, graduated from the college in 1871 ; and 
from the Theological Seminary in 1874. He served the 
following charges : Emanuel Reformed congregation, Wil- 
liamsport, Pa., from 1874 to 1879; St. John's congregation, 
in Bellefonte, Center county, Pa., from 1879 to 1886; 



3^ REFORMED PASTORS. 

the First Reformed congregation of Lewlsburg, Pa., from 
1886 to 1 89 1, and the Reformed congregation of Freemans- 
burg, Pa., from 1891 to 1905. In connection with the lat- 
ter congregation he also served Bethany Reformed congre- 
gation, at West Bethlehem, and the St. Peter's congre- 
gation at Rittersville, Pa. His pastorate at Rittersville 
began in June, 1892 and ended in the fall ow 1900. He 
confirmed five classes of catecumens in this congregation, 
namely: In 1892 a class of ten; in 1894 a class of eleven; 
in 1896, a class of twenty-six ; in 1898 a class of seven, and 
in 1900 a class of twelve, making a total of sixty-six con- 
firmed members. 

He severed his relations with this congregation at the 
Communion in November of 1900, to give all his pastoral 
duties to the Freemansburg charge and as a supply at 
West Bethlehem until 1902, when he resigned the Bethany 
congregation at West Bethlehem, to devote all his energies 
to the Freemansburg charge, which he continued to serve 
until in the summer of 1905, when he resigned from the 
active ministry. 



REV. FRANKLIN H. MOYER 

Rev. Franklin Henry Moyer, son of Engle Moyer and 
his wife Eliza, nee Semmel, was born in Allen Township, 
Northampton Co., Pa., on Jan. 22, 1870. The family 
moved a little later to South Whitehall Township, Lehigh 
Co., Pa., where he was reared. In his earlier years he 
attended the district school, later the Academy at Muhlen- 
berg college. In the fall of 1889 he matriculated as a 
student at Muhlenberg College. Two years later he entered 
the Junior class at Franklin and Marshall College, graduat- 
ing with his class in 1893. The following year he entered 
the Theological seminary at Lancaster, remaining in mis 
institution for the full course. Having been under the 
care of Lehigh classis as a student he was examined and 
licensed to preach the Gospel by this body in the Spring 
of 1896. At about this time Zion Reformed congregation 
was organized at Siegfried, Pa., which called him to become 
its first pastor. On Friday evening, October 30, 1896 
he was ordained to the office of the Holy Ministry and 
installed as the first pastor of Zion Reformed congrega- 
tion, the services having been conducted by Rev. W. F. 
More, of Catasauqua and Rev. Robert Lisbuger, of Bath, 
Pa., Zion's having been a union church, he preached only 




REV F. A. MOYER 




REV. F. A. GUTH 



REFORMED PASTORS. 39 

every other Sunday at Siegfried ; the balance of the Sun- 
days were spent at Odenweldertown on the outskirts of 
Easton, Pa. ; there services were conducted at a school 
house every two weeks till the following spring, when the 
Board of Home Missions stationed a Missionary at that 
point. In the spring of 1897 East Pennsylvania Classis ap- 
pointed him stated supply of Bethany Reformed congre- 
gation at Bethlehem, Pa. from this time on services were 
conducted at Bethany church, West Bethlehem, every two 
weeks. This congregation and the borough of West Beth- 
lehem were passing through a crisis. Employment was 
scarce, there were many vacant houses and the little con- 
gregation here suffered serious losses. The congregation 
at Siegfried increased rapidly during this pastorate. In 
June, 1901, East Pennsylvania Classis readjusted charges, 
Zion congregation at Siegfried and the new church at 
Walnutport were united into a charge and Bethany con- 
gregation at Bethlehem and St. Peter's congregation at 
Rittersville, Pa., were united into a charge. Whereupon 
the latter charge called Rev. Moyer as pastor. Important 
work confronted the pastor in his new field. Bethany con- 
gregation immediately proceeded to cancel all church debts 
and a new church building was erected. At St. Peter's the 
union treasury was abolished and each congregation con- 
ducted its own financial affairs separately with gratifying 
increase in contributions for both congregational purposes 
and for benevolence. The constitution of the church was 
revised during this pastorate so as to bring it to meet the 
requirements of the day. In May, 1905, East Pennsylva- 
nia Classis again readjusted charges, this time detaching 
St. Peter's congregation from the West Bethlehem charge 
and uniting it with the Shoenersville congregation, form- 
ing the Shoenersville charge. Rev. Moyer remained pas- 
tor of the Bethany congregation at W. Bethlehem till Aug. 
1908, when he moved to Los Angeles, California. After 
a brief stay in the West, he was called to become pastor of 
Grace Reformed church at Allentown, Pa., where he is 
now enjoying a successful pastorate. 



REV. E. A. GUTH. 

Rev. F. A. Guth, of Allentown, Pa., was born near 
that city, July 2nd, 1854, son of the late Levi and Lydia 
(Wenner) Guth, and a descendant of Lorentz Guth, who 
settled in Lehigh county, Pennsylvania, in 1737. At a 



40 REFORMED PASTORS. 

suitable age Rev. Guth was baptized and confirmed in the 
Jordan Reformed church by the late Rev. J. E. Fogel, D. D. 
He received his early intellectual training at home and in 
the public schools, and he attended the Keystone State 
Normal school, Kutztown, under the principalship of Rev. 
N. C. Schaeffer, D.D., LL.D. He taught in the public 
schools of his native county for a number of years. 

In 1876 he entered the preparatory department of 
Ursinus College, at Collegeville, Pa., graduated from 
Ursinus College, with honors, in 1881. 

In the year 1884 he completed the theological course of 
Ursinus Seminary, and in the same year was licensed and 
ordained into the holy ministry by the Lehigh Classis. In 
May, 1884, he received and accepted a call from York 
County, Pa., being installed in June of the same year at 
Jefferson, York County. His efforts were a marked suc- 
cess, until in 1900, when throat weakness obliged him to 
tender his resignation. 

In 1902 he became a supply to the Shoenersville con- 
gregation, also filled a vacancy in the North Bethlehem 
Reformed church, until East Pennsylvania Classis con- 
structed Shoenersville charge, by uniting Rittersville and 
Shoenersville congregations. After the construction of the 
above mentioned charge, Rev. F. A. Guth became the pas- 
tor of this flock, and served them faithfully until April 
30, 191 1, when he accepted a call from the Jordan church, 
of the Reformed church, consisting of Jordan, Cedarville 
and Morganland Reformed congregations, succeeding the 
late Rev. E. J. Fogel, D. D., of Fogelsville. The Jordan 
Reformed church is the spiritual home of Rev. Guth. It 
was there that his baptism and confirmation took place. 

Rev. Guth was the honored president of the Guth 
Family Reunion for a number of years, and he owns a 
part of the original homestead of the pioneer Lorentz Guth 
who in 1745 erected a large stone house, which is still 
standing and is one of the landmarks of Lehigh county. 

He was united in marriage, May 1, 1884 to Louisa H. 
Troxell, daughter of David and Mary (Schaadt) Troxell, 
of Lehigh county. Their union was blessed with these 
sons: John L. Guth, who is a junior in the Theological 
Seminary of the Reformed Church at Lancaster, Pa., and 
Henry E. Guth, who is a student in the Medico Chirurgical 
College, Philadelphia. 




REV. J. S. BARTHOLOMEW 



REFORMED PASTORS. 4 1 

REV. JOSHUA S. BARTHOLOMEW. 

Rev. Joshua S. Bartholomew, of Allentown, Pa., was 
born March 22, 1863, at Bath, Northampton Co., Pa., son 
of Joshua and Sarah Ann (Bleiler) Bartholomew. 

The boyhood days of Pastor Bartholomew were spent 
in the town of his nativity and his early training and in- 
struction was obtained at home and in the public schools at 
Bath. Later he attended the Academy and Ursinus Col- 
lege, at Collegeville, Pa., the former for a period of two 
years and the latter for the same length of time. He then 
entered the Ursinus School of Theology, at Philadelphia, 
and after a rigid course of three years he was graduated, 
May 8, 1900. He was at once elected the Reformed pastor 
of the Lenharsville charge in Berks county, which consists 
of these six churches : Zion's in Perry township ; New 
Jerusalem (Dunkels) in Greenwich township; Frieden's 
(Wessnersville) in Albany township; St. Paul's in Windsor 
township; New Jerusalem (Red Church) in Albany town- 
ship ; and St. Paul's Christian Endeavor Chapel, Virgin- 
ville. His total membership numbered more than 750 souls. 
In the year 1908, Zion's Union Church in Perry township, 
erected a new church edifice at a cost of upwards of $35,- 
000, which is all paid. This church edifice is one of the 
most beautiful in all Pennsylvania and stands as a lasting 
monument to Zion's Church pastors and congregations. No 
little credit is due unto Rev. Bartholomew for the part he 
performed so faithfully and conscientiously in the erection 
of this large and handsome edifice. On September 1, 191 1, 
the Rev. Bartholomew accepted a call from the Shoenersville 
charge, in Lehigh county, which consists of St. Peter's Union 
Church at Rittersville, and Christ's Church at Shoenersville. 
He began his ministerial duties on October 1, of the same 
year. His installation took place in the Shoenersville 
Church November 19, 1912. The committee who installed 
Pastor Bartholomew into his work here were : Reverends 
H. J. Ehret, of Bethlehem ; Edwin W. Lentz, of Bangor, 
and Titus C. Strock, of Bethlehem. Rev. Bartholomew 
moved with his family to Allentown, Pa., on April 1, 1912. 

On August 5, 1883, he married Mary J. Funk, daugh- 
ter of Abraham and Sarah (Hower) Funk. To this union 
have been born four children: Calvin S., who is now a 
student and is preparing for college ; Henry U., Ruth 
S. and Joshua F. 




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PROF. ISAAC H. BARTHOLOMEW 

Prof. Tsaac H. Bartholomew, the principal of the Beth- 
lehem High School, was horn at Bath, Northampton county, 
Pa., Decemher 19, 1874. He is a graduate of the Broad 
Street Conservatory of Music, Philadelphia, and at the pres- 
ent time is the organist of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 
at West Bethlehem; is the Director of the Bass Clef Club; 
and the Director of The Church Choral Society, Bethlehem, 
Pa. He served Rittersville Union Church Congregations as 
organist for six years and at the same time was the principal 
of our public schools. He composes much of his own music 
and possesses rare talent in musical lines. 




MILTON T. REICHART 

Milton T. Reichard was the organist of the Union 
Sunday-school for a period of thirty-one years; and 
of the Lutheran Sunday-school since its organization 
in [906. 




E. P. LAUBACH 

E. P. Laubach is the organist of the Reformed 
congregation and previous to the division of the choir 
in 1906 he served both congregations. After each con- 
gregation elected its own organist he was chosen to 
serve the Reformed congregation which he has done 
to the present time. 




HORACE O. WARMKESSEL 

Horace ( ). Warmkessel is the organist and choir- 
leader of St. Peter's Lutheran congregation since Feb- 
ruary, 1007. He lias served as organist and choir 
leader of the following churches: St. John's Lutheran 
Church, Fogelsville, 1902-1904; Salem Evangelical 
Church, Allentown, 1904-1906; and the Episcopal 
Church, Allentown, from iqo6 until he began to serve 
the present congregation. 



Members of Reformed Congregation 



The following are the names of the members of St. 
Peter's Reformed congregation, as taken from the Church 
records kept by the Secretary of the congregation : 



Albright, Thomas 
Albright, Mrs. Thos. 
Augstadt, Charles 
Appel, Edward 
Arndt, Walter C. 
Arndt, Ellen J. 
Auer, Mrs. Henry 
Bachman, Annie 
Bickley, Peter 
Bickert, George 
Beckert, Emma 
Bickert, Clarence 
Brader, Marietta 
Brader, Charles 
Brader, Jerome 
Brader, Maggie 
Bower, Susan 
Bodman, Jennie M. 
Christ, Minnie 
Clader, Asha 
Clader, Preston, 
Clewell, Roy 
Dech, Ursula 
Deibert, Amanda 
Deibert, Matilda 
Deibert, Herbert 
Derr, Mrs. William 
Dilgert, Frank 
Dilgert, Mrs. Frank 
Dilgert, Clyde 
Dilgert, Mabel S. 
Dilgert, Hattie F. 
Devlin, Agnes S. H. 
Donnecker, Mrs. 

Clinton 
Ehret, Lovine 
Ehret, Mrs. Lovine 
Ehret, William 
Ehret, Mrs. William 
Ehret, Wilson 
Ebelshauser, John 
Ebelshauser, Catha- 
rine 
Ebelshauser, Philip 
Fatzinger, Horatius 



Fatzinger, Mrs. Ho- 
ratius 

Fatzinger, Charles 

Fatzinger, Mrs. 
Charles 

Flores, James 

Flores, Robert 

Flores, Carrie * 

Flores, Preston 

Flores, Mrs. Preston 

Flores, Carrie 

Flores, Solomon 

Flores, Mr. Solomon 

Foulke, Irvin 

Foulke, Mrs. Irvin 

Foulke, Oliver 

Foulke, Mrs. Oliver 

Foulke Jennie 

Frank, Mrs. David 

Fravel, Charles 

Fravel, Carrie M. 

Frankenfield, Elias 

Fredrick, J. H. 

Fredrick, Mrs. J. H. 

Fredrick, Mable 

Gormerly, Emma 

Goerlich, William 

Gruver, James W. H. 

Hainey, James 

Hainey, Mrs. James 

Hainey, Edwin 

Hainey, Mrs. Edwin 

Hainey, Charles 

Haas, Milton 

Haas, Mrs. Milton 

Hartman, Lillie 

Harris, Mary 

Heiney, Clayton 

Heiney, Mary 

Heiney, Cyrus 

Heiney, Mrs. Cyrus 

Heiney, John 

Heiney. Clarence 

Hausen, Martin 

Hausen, Mrs. Martin 

43 



Hemsher, Benjamin 

Hemsher, Mrs. Ben- 
jamin 

Heimbach, Irwin 

Heimbach, Elda 

Heimbach, Agnes M. 

Heimbach, Minnie A. 

Heimbach, Lloyd E. 

Heimbach, Charles D. 

Heimbach, Florence 
A. 

Herring, William 

Herring, Mrs. Wil- 
liam 

Hilbert, Oscar 

Hilbert, Mrs. Oscar 

Hilbert, Mary 

Hinkel, James 

Hoehle, Mrs. Thos. 

Hoehle, Alfred 

Hoehle, Rebecca 

Hoehle, Clarence 

Hoch Printon 

Hoch, Jennie 

Hoffert, William, Sr. 

Hoffert, William, Jr. 

Hoffert, Mrs. Win. 
Sr. 

Hoffert, Marion 

Hoffner, Frederick 

Hoffner, Mrs. Fred- 
erick 

Hucke, George 

Hucke, Henry 

Hucke, Mrs. Henry 

Hucke, Harry 

Hucke, William 

Hucke, Frederick 

Huber, Beulah 

Isler, Mrs. Charles 

Isler, Mabel 

Keller, John S. 

Keller, Mrs. John S. 

Kichline, Wilson 

King, Ellen 



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REFORMED MEMBERS. 



Kleckner, Emma J. 
Knoll, Joseph 
Knoll, William 
Knoll, Mrs. William 
Knoll, John 
Knoll, Louisa 
Kocher, George 
Kocher, Jane 
Kocher, Ellen 
Kocher, Margaret E. 
Kressley, Oliver H. 
Kressley, Clara 
Kressley, James 
Kressley, Lillie 
Kressley, John 
Kressley, Maria 
Kressley, Wilson 
Kressley, William 
Kressley, Andrew 
Kressley, Ada M. 
Kressley, Harold R. 
Kresge, Milton 
Kresge, Mrs. Milton 
Kresge, Ada R. 
Kresge, Eva H. 
Kresge, Howard 
Kratzer, John 
Leiby, Henry W. 
Lerch, Roscoe 
Lerch, Mrs. Roscoe 
Lerch, Cyrus 
Lerch, Mrs. Cyrus 
Laub, Laura 
Laub, Flossie 
Mack, Oscar R. 
McNeal, Charles 
McNeal, Mrs. Chas. 
Mallatratt, Wilhel- 

mina 
Mallatratt, Charlotta 
McHose, Sarah 
Miller, Carrie 
Miller, Emma 
Minnich, Charles W. 
Minnich, Jennie 
Minnich, Daniel 
Minnich, Thomas 
Minnich, Robert 
Minnich, Asher 
Minnich, Mrs. Asher 
Minnich, Helen 
Moll, Tilghman 
Moll, Mrs. Tilghman 
Moll, Ephraim 
Moll, Mrs. Ephraim 
Moll, Abner W. 
Moll, Clayton 



Moll, Emma R., 
Moll, Birdie B. 
Moll, Lovely 
Moyer, Lillian 
Moyer, Eucinnatta 
Milter, Raymond E. 
Nagle, Clara 
Nagle, Allen 
Nagle, Elwood J. 
Nagle, Claude S. 
Nagle, Mrs. Claude 
Osenbach, Mrs. El- 
mer 
Oberly, Harietta A. 

J- 

Patterson, William 
Patterson, Minerva 
Patterson, Oscar 
Patterson, Addie 
Patterson, Edna 
Patterson, Helen 
Philips, Alvin F. 
Philips, Addie M. 
Petri, Edward 
Petri, Mrs. Edward 
Poe, David 
Poe, Clarence B. 
Quier, Edwin 
Quier, Hettie 
Quier, Henry 
Remaly, Raymond R. 
Reichard, Louisa 
Rephorn, John 
Rinker, Josiah 
Rinker, James 
Roebuck, Mrs. Chas. 
Roth, William P. 
Roth, Mrs. Wm. P. 
Roth, Agnes 
Roth, Sadie 
Roth, Ellen 
Roth, Clayton 
Roth, Mrs. Clayton 
Roth, Neddie 
Roth, Mrs. Neddie 
Rhoad, Samuel 
Ritter, Lizzie 
Reinbold, Joseph 
Reinbold, Jennie 
Schultz, Alvin 
Schultz, Elmer 
Schultz, Stella 
Schultz, Clinton R. 
Schiffert, Frederick 
Schlichter, Milton 
Schlichter, Mrs. Mil- 
ton 



Smith, Kate 
Smith, Nora 
Seyfried, Mrs. Har- 
riet 
Seigfried, Henry E. 
Seislove, Alfred 
Seislove, Mrs. Alfred 
Shireman, Emma 
Snyder, John M. 
Snyder, Martin 
Snyder, George 
Snyder, Julia 
Snyder, Wallace O. 
Snyder, Sallie 
Snyder, Oscar C. 
Snyder, S. P. 
Strohm, Mrs. Jere- 
miah 
Strohm, Charles 
Strohm, William F. 
Strohm, Annie M. 
Scholl, Augustus 
Scholl, Mrs. Augus- 
tus 
Scholl, Frederick 
Scholl, Adelina L. 
Steckel, Solomon 
Steckel, Carrie 
Sterner, Mrs. Elmer 
Trexler, Isabella 
Walter, Frank 
Walter, Ida 
Walter, Mrs. James 
Walter, Warren 
Warnick, Mrs. James 
Weaver, Clarissa 
Weaver, Mrs. J. W. 
Weiss, Mrs. Edwin 
Werst, Mrs. Clinton 
Wetzel, Charles 
Wetzel, Lovine 
Wetzel, Hattie 
Welty, Theresa 
Weidner, Jefferson 
Weidner, Sarah L. 
Weidner, Annie M. 
Weidner, Emma R. 
Weiland, Charles J. 
Weiland, Annie 
Williamson, Harvey- 
Williamson, Catha- 
rine 
Zeiner, Jacob 
Zeiner, Kate 
Zeiner, Charles S. 
Zeiner, Mary R. 



Members of Lutheran Congregation 



The following are the names of all communicant, con- 
tributing and charitable members of St. Peter's Evangelical 
Lutheran congregation: 



Acker, Mrs. Mary 

Acker, Mrs. William 

Acker, Mrs. Lizzie 

Acker, Alfred 

Anthony, Harvey 

Anthony, Calvin 

Apple, Mrs. Annie 

Aues, Mrs. Sarah 

Aues, Henry 

Austin, Hayden V. 

Austin, Mrs. Lillie K. 

Bachman, M. H. 

Bachman, Miss Eva 
V. 

Baer, Louis 

Baer, Mrs. Emma 

Baer, Kurt 

Banbach, Ernest F. 

Banbach, Mrs. Amelia 

Barndt, Mrs. Amelia 

Bauer, Miss Alice 

Bauer, Geo. J. 

Bauer, Jno. E. 

Beitler, Levi J. 

Beitler, Jeremiah 

Beitler, Mrs. Lizzie 

Beitler, Robt. T. 

Beitler, Marcus J. 

Beitler, Robt. L 

Beitler, Mrs. James 

Berger, Henry 

Biegley, Mrs. Aman- 
da 

Billheimer, M. R. 

Billheimer, Mrs. 
Emma 

Billheimer, Miss An- 
nie 

Billheimer, Miss 
Florence M. 

Billheimer, Harvey 
S. 

Billheimer, Mrs. M. 
E. Ellen 

Bittner, W. P. 



Bittner, Mrs. Alice 

Blacker, Arthur 

Blacker, Henry 

Blacker, Mrs. Elea- 
nora 

Bortz, James D. 

Boyer, Clinton H. 

Boyer, Miss Lizzie 
Mae 

Boyer, Marcellus 

Boyer, Mrs. Sarah 

Boyer, Edgar P. 

Boyer, Preston 

Breisch, Mrs. Ellen 

Bregenzer, Edwin 

Bregenzer, Mrs. Hat- 
tie 

Briner, Mrs. Minnie 

Buchmiller, Freder- 
ick M. 

Buchmiller, Mrs. 
Frederick M. 

Beutel, John 

Beutel, Mrs. Flora 

Burns, Mrs. 

Butz, Peter F. 

Butz, Mrs. Celesta 

Butz, Miss Florence 

Butz, Miss Mamie 

Butz, Warren 

Butz, Mrs. Tennie M. 

Clader, Mrs. Annie 

Clewell, Thos. 

Clewell, Mrs. Thos. 

Chryst, William 

Chryst, Mrs. Emma 

Chyrst, Alfred 

Conrad, Franz 

Conrad, Mrs. Lena 

Conrad, Miss Hilda 
L. 

Dannecker, CISnton 
G. 

Dannecker, Laura 

Deily, Daniel 

45 



Deily, Hiram 
Deily, Mrs. Hiram 
Deily, Mrs. Alice 
Deily, Easton A. 
Diehl, William 
Diehl, Mrs. Lizzie 
Eberhard, Wm. F. 
Eberhard, Mrs. Jane 
Eberhard, Harry C. 
Eberhard, Mrs. Helen 
Eslinger, Henry 
Fatzinger, Truman 

H. 
Fatzinger, Mrs. 

Helen 
Fauerbach, William 
Fauerbach, Philip 
Fauerbach, Mrs. 

Catharine 
Fauerbach, Frederick 
Fegely, C. M. 
Fegely, Mrs. Lavina 
Fenchel, Emelina 
Fenchel, William 
Fenchel, Mrs. Mary 

G. 
Fenchel, Elsie 
Finger, Jacob 
Finger, Mrs. Lizzie 
Fisher, Arthur 
Fisher, Mrs. Arthur 
Fisher, Mrs. Clarence 
Flores, Thomas 
Flores, Mrs. Christi- 
ana 
Flores, William 
Flores, William T. 
Fogel, James 
Fogel, Mrs. James 
Frank, David 
Frankenfield, Emma 
Frankenfield, Flor- 
ence 
Fulmer, Edwin 
Fulmer, Mrs. Sallie 



4 6 



LUTHERAN MEMBERS. 



Fulmer, Mrs. Catha- 
rine 

Gangewere, Dr. V. J. 

Gangewere, Mrs. 
Cora 

Gessner, Arthur 

Gessner, Mrs. Flora 

Gogel, Annie 

Gogel, Jennie 

Groman, Harry 

Groman, Mrs. Emma 

Gross, Mrs. Bertha 

Harris, Frank 

Harris, Mrs. Camilla 

Harris, Chas. 

Harris, Mrs. Marga- 
ret 

Harris, Ellen 

Harris, Annie 
Harris, Erma 
Hartranft, Walter 
Hartranft, Mrs. Jen- 
nie 
Hausman, Henry 
Hausman, Mrs. Mary 
Herbster, Frank 
Herbster, Mrs. Stella 
Hilbert, Edwin 
Hilbert, Mrs. Cora 

E. 
Hilbert, Wilson 
Hilbert, Jonas 
Hoehle, Thomas 
Hoehle, Lottie 
Hoehle, Mrs. Polly 
Huffort, Mrs. Emma 
Huver, Robt. W. 
Keiper, Raymond C. 
Kern, Leuw. 
Kern, Annie 
Kichline, Mrs. Ala- 
bama 
Kichline, Mrs. Hattie 
Klotz, Dr. R. B. 
Klotz, Mrs. Lizzie 
Kleckner, Mrs. Lilly 
Knodle, Mrs. Jacob 
Knoll, Mrs. Joseph 
Knoll, Mrs. Jennie 
Knoll, Lillie 
Knoll, Robt. W. 
Knoll, Mrs. Matilda 
Knopp, Erwin 
Knopp, Mrs. Lucy 
Knopp, Elizabeth 
Knopp, Edith H. 
Kocher, Clara 



Koenig, 

Koenig, 

Koenig, 

Koenig, 

Koenig, 

Kreiss, 

Kreiss, 

Kreiss, 

Kreiss, 

Kreiss, 

Kreiss, 

Kreiss, 

Krauss, 

Krauss, 

Krauss, 

Kartzer 



Joseph 

Minnie 

Mathias 

John 

Mrs. Dora 
Mrs. Ida 
Jacob 
Jacob, Jr. 
Mrs. Ellen 
Elmer 
Edwin 
Mrs. Clara 

Mrs. Eva 

Reuben 

Mrs. Lora 
, Mrs. Clar- 



issa 
Kartzer, Chas. H. 
Kartzer, Mrs. Stella 
Kuhns, Madison 

Kuhns, Mrs. Madi- 
son 

Kuhns, John G. 

Laub, Mrs. Luella 

Laub, Milton 

Laub, Mrs. Ida 

Laub, Harvey 

Leiser, James 

Leiser, Lillie 

Lentz, Mrs. Estella 

Lerch, Laura, 

Mack, Mrs. Mary D 

Mack, Joseph 

Mack, Mrs. Alice 

Mack, Oscar A. 

Mack, Harvey 

March, Mrs. Eliza- 
beth 

Masten, James 

Masten, Mrs. James 

Martin, Chas. 

Martin, Mrs. Lizzie 

Maurer, Oscar 

Mentzell, John 

Mentzell, Mrs. John 

Mentzell, Truman 

Mentzell, Robert 

Mentzell, Stanley 

Mertz, Mrs. Eliza 

Mill, Forest 

Mill, Mrs. Forrest 

Miller, Wm. B. 

Miller, Mrs. Annie 

Miller, Israel 

Miller, Mrs. Katie 

Miller, Rudolph 

Miller, Florence 



Miller, Harry T. 
Moyer, Jas. 
Moyer, Frank 
Moyer, Lora 
Moyer, Dr. Theodore 
Moyer, Mrs. Fianna 
Moyer, Mrs. Alice 
Moyer, Templeton 
Moyer, Milton 
Moyer, Mrs. Ella 
Nagle, Flossie E. 
Nagle, Hatie H. 
Nagle, Florence 
Nagle, Mrs. Ellenora 
Nagle, Daniel 
Nagle, Mrs. Jane 
Nagle, Preston 
Nagle, Mrs. Preston 
Nagle, Rosa 
Nefr, Fred 
Neff, Mrs. Frederica 
Nicholas, Aaron 
Nicholas, Mrs. 

Amelia 
Osenbach, Tillman 
Osenbach, Mrs. Alice 
Osenbach, Matilda 
Osenbach, William 
Osenbach, Mrs. Wm. 
Osenbach, Theodore 
Osenbach, Harvey 
Osenbach, Hattie 
Osenbach, Elmer 
Osman, Asher 
Osman, Mrs. Mary 
Osman, Estella 
Osman, Ralph 
Osman, Elsie 
Peifer, J. Henry 
Peifer, Mrs. Jennie 
Poh, Mrs. Ellen 
Rabenold, Percival 
Rabenold, Mrs. 

Louisa 
Rabenold, Erwin 
Rabenold, Arthur 
Radel, Mrs. Mabel 
Rati, Theodore 
Rau, Mrs. Minnie 
Rau, Edward 
Reichart, Mrs. Mary 
Reichart, Milton 
Reichart, Mrs. Emma 
Reichart, Mrs. Mary 
Reichart, Alfred 
Reichart, Mrs. Elsie 
Reichart, Robert 



LUTHERAN MEMBERS. 



47 



Reichart, Mrs. Ber- 
tha 
Reichart, Clayton 
Reichart, Harry 
Reichart. Mrs. Verna 
Reinhard, Otto 
Reinhard, Mrs. Lizzie 
Renner, Thomas 
Remaley, Mrs. Mary 
Rinker, Flora A. 
Rinker, Stella 
Rinker, Clarence 
Ritter, Mrs. Matilda 
Ritter, Sarah M. 
Ritter, Mrs. Ida 
Ritter Mrs. Ellen 
Ritter, Warren 
Ritter, Mrs. Warren 
Ritter, Robert C. 
Ritter, Mrs. Robert 
Roebuck, Charles 
Roebuck, Harry 
Ritter, Rev. I. B. 
Ritter, Mrs. Martha 
Ritter, Miriam 
Rogers, H. D. 
Rogers, Mrs. H. D. 
Rogers, Bertha 
Rogers, Martha 
Rogers, Dr. Clarence 

C. 
Rogers, Mrs. Jennie 
Roth, George 
Roth, William H. 
Roth, Ellamina 
Roth, William 
Roth, Mrs. Mary J. 
Roth, Benjamin 
Roth, Calvin 
Roth, Victor 
Roth, Mrs. Victor 
Rothrock, Oscar M. 
Rothrock, Edwin 
Rothrock, George 
Rothrock, Mrs. Geo. 
Rothrock, Clinton 
Rothrock, Mrs. Beu- 

lah 
Roos, Jacob 
Roos, Mrs. Sophia 
Royer, Jacob 
Royer, Mrs. Sarah 
Royer, Wallace 
Royer, Mrs. Masie 
Ruhe, Mrs. Rosa 
Ruhe, Mrs. Jacob 
Ruhe, Jacob 



Ruhe, Fred 
Ruhe, Mrs. Stella 
Ruhe, George 
Ruhe, Mrs. Mary 
Ruhe, Edwin 
Ruhe, Robert D. 
Ruppert, Jacob 
Ruppert, Mrs. Kath- 
arine 
Saeger, Mrs. Albert 
Saeger, Albert 
Saeger, Mrs. Matilda 
Shoedler, Charles 
Shoedler, Samuel 
Shoedler, Ellen 
Schoeneman, Flor- 
ence 
Schuler, Mrs. Ella 
Seibring, Martin 
Seibring, Mrs. Martin 
Semmel, Mrs. Amelia 
Shireman, Thomas 
Shireman, Mrs. Ag- 
nes 
Shireman, Victor 
Shireman, Mrs. Alice 
Shireman, John 
Shireman, Mrs. John 
Shireman, Lizzie 
Shireman, Harry 
Shively, G. W. 
Silfies, Mr. & Mrs. 
Smith, Oscar 
Souders, Emma 
Solliday, Mrs. Eliza- 
beth 
Solliday, William 
Solliday, Samuel 
Stump, Samuel 
Stump, Mrs. Amanda 
Stump, Harry 
Stump, Mrs. Delia 
Stehley, Floyd 
Symons, James 
Symons, Mrs. Maria 
Symons, Andrew 
Symons, Alice 
Symons, Charle T. 
Texter, Minnie 
Texter, Frank, Sr. 
Texter, William 
Texter, Mrs. Cora 
Texter, Lewis 
Texter, Tavilla 
Texter, Mrs. Amanda 
Texter, Morris 
Texter, Oliver 



Texter, Harvey 
Texter, Frank, Jr. 
Trexler, Mrs. James 
Unverzagt, Robert 

Unverzagt, Mrs. Lil- 
lie 

VanHorn, W. F. 
VanHorn, Mrs. W. 
F. 

VanHorn, Mark 

Warmkessel, H. O. 

Warmkessel, Mrs. 
H. O. 

Walter, Edmund 

Walter, Mrs. Mary 

Walter, Helen 

Walter, Oliver 

Walter, Mrs. Cora 

Walter, Edna 

Walter, Jerome 

Walter Mrs. Katura 

Walter, John 

Walter, Mrs. Lucy 

Walter, Hebert 

Walter, Mrs. Helen 

Walter, Annie 

Walter, Raymond 

Walter, Howard 

Walter, Mrs. Bertha 

Walter, Samuel 

Walter, James 

Wehr, Clinton M. 

Wehr, Mrs. Ida 

Welchli, J. 

Welchli, Mrs. J. 

Wenner, Mrs. John 

Wenner, John 

Wenner, Levi 

Weil, William 

Weil, Agnes 

Weil, Harley 

Werst, Roy 

Werst, Jennie 

Werst, Harry 

Werst, Mrs. Katie 

Werst, Mrs. Sophia 

Werst, William 

Werst, Mrs. Sadie 

Werst, Hebert. 

Werst, Cluston 

Werst, Mrs. Elisa 

Werst, Forrest 

Werst, Garrison 

Werst, Clinton 

Wieser, Mrs. Caro- 
line 

Wieser, Thomas 



48 



LUTHERAN MEMBERS. 



Wieser, Mrs. Ma- 
tilda 
Wieser, Hannah 
Wieser, Gertie R. 
Wieser, Gertrude 
Wieser, Erwin 



Weiser, Mrs. Flor- 
ence 

Wieser, Minnie 

Wieser, John D. 

Wieser, Mrs. John D. 

Williamson, Benja- 
min 



Williamson, Fietta 
Worseck, Bertha 
Worseck, William T. 
Tates, Mrs. Ida 

Total, 451. 



Inscriptions on Tombstones 

Found in Cemetery and Graveyard Adjoining St. Peter's Union 
Church, Rittersville, Lehigh County, Pa. 



Name. 

Acker, Jesse 

Acker, Maria 

Acker, Cornelius 

Acker, Emma 

Acker, Maria C 

Acker, Cora A 

Acker, Raymond J. . 

Acker, Hilda M. 

Albright, James 

Albright, Matilda . . 
Albright, Owen .... 

Albright, Diana 

Albright, J. Allen .. 
Albright, Monroe J. 
Albright, Oliver J. . 
Albright, Charles W. 

Appel, Estella 

Allstick, Albert T. . 
Anderson, Albert . . 
Arndt, Willie F. . . . 
Arndt, Raymond C. 
Auer, Anna McC. . . 
Auer, Charles A. . . . 

Auer, Elmira 

Anthony, Nelson A. 

Andreas, Peter 

Andreas, Sarah 



Birth. 



Death. 



Bast, Jacob 

Bast, Alfred M. . . 
Barndt, Charles A. 
Bauer, James .... 

Bauer, Mary 

Bauer, William H. 
Bauer, Clinton . . . 
Bauer, Minnie R. 

Beitler, Isaac 

Beitler, Sarah A. 
Beitler, James W. 



May 

Feb. 

Nov. 

Dec. 

Aug. 

Dec. 

Dec. 

Mar. 

Mar. 

Jan. 

Apr. 

Nov. 

Mar. 

Nov. 

May 

Aug. 



Oct. 
Sept. 

'Dec. 
Dec. 

July 

July 



B 

Feb. 

Sept. 
Jan. 
Feb. 
Jan. 



i, 1807 

5,1803 
22, 1840 
31, 1876 

5, 1835 
17, 1867 

9, 1888 
17, 1892 
20, 1820 
24, 1822 
11,1825 
18, 1829 
15, 1851 

7, 1855 
20, 1858 

7,1860 



20, 1897 

25, 1906 

1883 

2, 1861 

25, 183S 

17, 1834 
11,1839 



20, 178c 
1843 
4, 1858 
2;. 1812 
14, 1817 
H,i853 



Apr. 
Nov. 
Oct. 

49 



13, 1804 
8,1842 
12, 1840 



Feb. 

Mar. 

Jan. 

Sept. 

Dec. 

Dec. 

Mar. 

Aug. 

Feb. 

July 

Feb. 

Sept. 

June 

May 

May 

Oct. 

Apr. 



July 
July 

May 
Dec. 

Jan. 
Dec. 



May 

Mar. 

Dec. 

Mar. 

Jan. 

June 

June 

Jan. 

Jan. 

Mar. 



23, 1 
30, 1 «8o 
18, 1905 
28, 1889 
4, i860 

14, 1893 
28, 1896 

4, 1902 
11, 1867 
14, 1867 
3, 1898 
8, 1862 
9,1881 
7,1862 
6, 1862 

15, i860 
1,1911 



15, 1908 
11, 1907 
1884 
18, 1910 
23, 191 1 

12, 1898 
29, 1878 



Age. 

yr 
72 

77 
64 
22 

25 



30, 1862 


S2 


3 


1843 






23, 1908 


40 


6 


25, 1892 


80 


11 


12, 1877 


66 




20, 1900 


47 




12, 1889 


11 


11 


5, 1889 


6 




I, 189I 


86 


8 


5. 1907 


64 


1 


19, 1900 







25 



5o 



INSCRIPTIONS ON TOMBSTONES. 



Name. 

Beitler, Marcus S. W 

Beitler, Harvey C. 

Beitler, Elizabeth (nee 

Knass) 

Beitler, Mary Ann 

Bickert, William G 

Bickert, Arthur F 

Bickert, Howard L. 

Bickert, Catherine A 

Bickert, William T 

Bickert Christianna 

Bernhard, Laura A 

Biegley, Laura E 

Biegley, Adam 

Biegley, Eliza 

Bigly, Sarah 

Bigley, Oscar A 

Berwick Henry 

Blacker, William H 

Blacker, Oliver G 

Blacker, Laura 

Blacker, Mabel 

Bodeen, Helga 

Borger, Lovina 

Berwick, Henry 

Brador, Edwin J 

Brador, Samuel 

Brador, Eliza S 

Bregenzer, Gottlieb F 

Bregenzer, Wildburga 

Brinker, Paul I 

Brinker, Hilda M 

Boyer, Thomas 

Boyer, Katie S. P 

Boyer, Charles E 

Beck, Elsie M 

Brong, Lewis H 

Brong, Minnie C 

Brong, Andrew J 

Brong, William H 

Brong, Edwin F 

Brong, Lizzie G 

Brong, Annie M 

Brong, William Joseph 

Brong, Catherine 

Baum, Eliza 



Jan. 
Tan. 

Nov. 

Dec. 
Mar. 



Sept. 
Feb. 
Sept. 
July 
Nov. 
Nov. 
Aug. 
Dec. 
Nov. 

Sept. 

May 

Tuly 
Dec. 

Nov. 

Jan. 

Nov. 

Apr. 

Feb. 

Jan. 

Nov. 

June 
Oct. 
July 
Dec. 



Birth. 

12, 1864 

14, I87I 
4, 1804 

4, 183 1 
9,1884 
1888 
1891 

21, l8l6 
23, 1804 

15, 1834 
12, 1866 
25, 1863 
26, 1828 
28, l8lQ 
26, l8l2 

29, 1 86 1 

4, 1858 

1882 

4, 1867 

1888 

20, 1910 

7, 1814 

1, 1848 
4, 1809 
27, 1859 
28, 1827 
28, 1842 
15, 1908 

2, 1826 

1891 

12, 188/ 

17, 1881 

22, 1843 
28, 1867 



Death. 



Age. 



Feb. 22, 1829 



Mar 
Oct.* 

Aug. 
Sept. 
Jan. 



Oct. 

Jan. 

June 

Oct. 

Dec. 

Mar. 

Nov. 

Jan. 

Nov. 

Apr. 

Nov. 

Feb. 

May 
Apr. 
Apr. 
June 
Apr. 
Oct. 
Apr. 
June 
Apr. 

Oct. 

Oct. 

Apr. 

Sept. 

Sept. 

May 

May 

May 

May 

Oct. 

Nov. 
Mar. 





Ivr 


10, 1876 


12 


20, 1872 


I 


10, 1864 


.so 


23, 1858 


26 


17, 1887 


2 


1889 




1892 




II, 1896 


80 


I,l88l 


46 


II, I909 


74 


II, I90S 




14,1886 


23 


26, 1901 


72 


II, I909 


90 



18, 1886 
23,1886 

14. 1910 
14, 1890 

1884 

25. 191 1 
1890 

23, 191 I 
18, 1882 

14, 1910 
6, 1906 

20, 1890 
2, 1861 

24, 1905 

30, 1899 
9, 1910 



10 



18, 1901 


I7S 


1892 




23, 1897 


10 


10, 1908 




26, 1897 


54 


13, 1876 




3,1880 


I 


12, 1880 


6 


I4,l880 


4 


31,1880 


3 


I3,l883 


66 


26, 1894 


68 


13, 1910 





24 
16 

II 

4 

3 

3 

13 

28 

27 



Cahoon, Calvin 

Clader, Jacob 

Clader, Matilda 

Clader, Emelina S. 
Clader, William H. 
Carey, Mary , 



Apr. 

Nov. 
May 
Feb. 



17, 1817 
1,1868 
7, 1836 

23, 1838 



Nov. 13, 1804 



Jan. 
June 

Nov. 
July 



i8,l85l|33 
10, 1905 1 36 
28, 1904 J 68 
20, 1880I42 



Nov. H,i867|62|iij28 



INSCRIPTIONS ON TOMBSTONES. 



51 



Name. 

Clewell, Mary A. . 
Christman, Paul F. 
Colver, Charles W. 



Birth. 

Feb. 13, 1862 
Feb. 11,1896 
Nov. 27, 1839 



Death. 



Age. 



Feb. 
July 
May 



27, 1863 
27, 1896 
15,1861 



ds 
14 

18 



Deily, Eli G 

Deily, Mary 

Deily, Irwin F 

Deily, Mamie 

Deily, James , 

Deily, Adie , 

Deily, Joseph 

Deily, Irwin F. ... 

Deily, Lovine 

Deily, Herbert D. . 
Deily, Mabel O. . . . 
Dennis, Emma .... 

Derr, Mary 

Deibert, Harvey S. 
Deibert, John E. . 
Diehm, Mary A. . . 
Diehm, Thomas . . . 

Dixon, George 

Dixon, Lucy Ann . 
Dimming, Berlinda 
Diehl, Mana E. . . . 



Eberhard, John 

Eberhard, Catharine . . . 
Eberhard, Elizabeth 
Eberhard, Henry W. F. 
Eberhard, Henrietta . . . 

Eck, Nathaniel 

Elsinger, Mary R 

Elsinger, Geo. W 

Ebelhauser, Paul Philip 

Ehret, Jacob 

Ehret, William 

Ehret, Elizabeth 

Ehret, Harrv H 

Ehret, Carl E 

Ehret, Catharine C 

Ehret, Elmira C 

Ehret, Geo. F 

Ehret, Wallace A. J. 

Ehret, Grover C 

Ehret, Oliver J. E 

Ehret, Peter 

Ehret, Mary A 

Ehret, Jacob 

Ehret, Caroline 

Ehret, Alfred T 



Sept. 

Nov. 
Nov. 
Sept. 



Mar. 
Aug. 
Dec. 
Feb. 
July 

Feb. 

Mar. 

Sept. 

Feb. 

Apr. 

Oct. 

Jan. 

Mar. 

Feb. 



15, 1846 
17, 1850 
20, 1873 
21,1881 
1884 
1886 
24, 1823 
31, 1892 

1, 1879 
6,1881 

27, 1883 

28, 1853 
9, 1873 
27, 1845 
20, 1808 
29, 1800 

2, 1812 
7, 1813 
5, 18 " 

16, 1828 



Dec. 
Nov. 
Mar. 
June 



Aug. 

Feb. 

Sept. 

Nov. 

Dec. 

Dec. 

Jan. 

Sept. 

Dec. 

Sept. 

Jan. 

Feb. 

Oct. 

Aug. 

Apr. 



£ 

Jan. 

July 

July 

Feb. 

Nov. 

Sept. 

Dec. 

Feb. 

Mar. 

Oct. 

Aug. 

Sept. 



Aug. 

July 

Sept. 

Oct. 

Apr. 

Tune 

Oct. 

Oct. 



Aug. 

Jan. 

Jan. 

Dec. 

Apr. 

Sept. 

Dec. 



4, 1805 

1, 1808 

23, 1802 

21, 1830 

30, 1830 

26, 1862 

14, 1875 

1898 

10, 1908 

30, 1792 

10, 1822 

5, 1821 

30, 1851; Aug. 

1845 

1848 

1859 

9. 1857 

23, 1883 

16, 1" 



Apr. 
Jan. 
Apr. 
Feb. 



Nov. 

Jan. 

Feb. 



17, 1854 Dec. 



24, 1820 

14, 1831 

10, 1816 

23, 1822 

1868 



May 
Apr. 
May 
June 



2, 1003 

1, 1902 

16, 1892 

22, 1900 

1884 

189 1 

16, 1900 

23. 1895 

26, 1899 

27. 1896 

22, 1884 

27, 1895 

2, IQOI 
12, 1875 
27, 1899 

7, 1854 

18, 1848 
25, 1910 

23, l£ 
28, 1907 

1, 1900 



2 


27 


II 


14 


3 


26 


9 


1 


4 


22 


9 


5 


11 


27 


10 


4 



25, I880I75 

I, I90II92 
24, 1876 73 

27,1903173 

17, 1896I65 

1, 1907 44 

4, 19101 

1890I 



23, 1910 
5, 1867 
3,1889 
i,i895 

30, 1885 
1852 
1852 
1866 

2, 1909 

21, l8" 
2,l8 

31, I908 
20,l8 
30, 1910 
23, 1869 
15, 1854 

18" 



52 



INSCRIPTIONS ON TOMBSTONES. 



Name. 

Fatzinger, Heinrich 

Fatzinger, Charles 

Fatzinger, Carolina 

Fatzinger, Mary A 

Fatzinger, Ida V 

Fatzinger, Oswald 

Fatzinger, Catharine (wife of 
Jacob) 

Falkstick, John 

Falkstick, Eliza 

Falkstick, Paul S 

Flores, Reuben 

Flores, Carolina 

Flores, Joseph 

Flores, Hannah 

Flores, Lorinda M. A 

Flores, Levin H 

Flores, Templeton 

Flores, Maria C 

Flores, Samuel 

Flores, Ella S 

Flores, Alfred T 

Flores, Carl W 

Flores, Howard A 

Flores, Charles R 

Flores, Floyd T 

Flores, Harry J 

Flores, Franklin A 

Flores, Harry L 

Flores, Helen M 

Fatzinger, Ophelia C 

Fegley, Harvey G 

Fegley, Helen M 

Fegley, Bertie G 

Focht, Sadie 

Foulk, Jennie 

Foulke, Franklin W 

Foulke, Sarah E 

Foulke, William M 

Foulke, Edwin H 

Foulke, Alfred J. F 

Fenckel, John G 

Fenckel, John T 

Frankenfield, Gertrude H. . . 

Ford, Peter S 

Ford, Jane A 

Frey, Heinrich (married Eliz- 
abeth Rader) 

Frey, Conrad 

Frey, Sarah (nee Stump) . . 

Frey, Henry 

Frey, Isabella 

Frey, Rebecca 



Birth. 



Death. 



Age. 









vr 


m 


ds 


Mar. 19, 1792 


Aug. 


30, 1870 


78 


5 


11 


Aug. 10, 1809 


Mar. 


31, 1886 


76 


7 


21 


Dec. 16, 1820 


July 


4, 1873 


52 


6 


18 




Dec. 


4, 1858 






20 




Sept. 


16, 1858 


3 


4 


6 


Feb. s, i860 












Feb. 16, 1783 


Oct. 


16, 1873 


QO 


8 




Mar. 4, 1844 


Sept. 


21, 1883 


30 


6 


17 


Jan. 11,1848 


Nov. 


23, 1906 


58 


10 


12 


Oct. 15, 1900 


May 


16, 191 1 


II 


7 


1 


Feb. 8, 1822 


Nov. 


9,1884 


62 


Q 


10 


Sept. 5, 1828 


Aug. 


17, 1906 


77 


11 


12 


May 15, 1824 


Mar. 


17, i89S 








Jan. 6, 1829 


Nov. 


27, 1896 








July 12, 1877 


Jan. 


13, 1872 








Sept. 22, 1875 


Nov. 


24, 1879 








Dec. 27, 1876 


Mar. 


29, 1895 


18 


3 


2 


July 13, 1859 


Feb. 


14, 1907 


47 


7 


1 


Jan. 18, 1851 


Sept. 


8, 185 1 








1884 




1889 








1884 




1884 








May 12, 1905 


Nov. 


18, 1906 








Aug. 11,1884 


Nov. 


3, 1888 


4 


2 


-'3 


Aug. 13,1874 


Feb. 


3,1888 








Oct. 11,1890 


Aug. 


22, 1891 




10 


11 


Sept. 8, 1892 


Dec 


20, 1892 




3 


12 


Sept. 10, 1856 


July 


11, 1895 


38 


10 


5 


Aug. 25, 1870 


Jan. 


19, 1880 








May 25, 1881 


June 


3. 1891 








Apr. 3, 1909 


May 


26, 1909 








Jan. 31, 1879 


Feb. 


17, 1879 








Aug. 25, 1879 


Apr. 


14, 1901 


21 


7 


10 


Mar. 8, 1839 


Sept. 


2,1901 


(12 


5 


-25 


Apr. 14, 1843 


Aug. 


22, 1889 


46 


4 


8 


Feb. 3, 1867 


Sept. 


20,1903 








Jan. 3, 1869 


Mar. 


31, 1890 


21 


2 


10 


Apr. 9, 1871 


Oct. 


7, 1898 


27 


5 


28 


Oct. 11,1821 


Feb. 


21,1910 








Mar. 5, 1867 


July 


29, 1877 








1883 




1883 








May 21, 1839 


Tune 


5. 191 1 


72 


I 


14 


Sept. 4, 1849 


Sept. 


23, 1910 


6l 




n) 


Sept. 7, 1779 


Apr. 


4, 1857 


77 


6 


^ 


May 1, 1807 


June 


25, 1885 


7* 


1 


24 


Apr. 3, 1807 


Apr. 


4, 1859 








Aug. 22, 1822 


Apr. 


22, 1902 


70 


11 




Mar. 13, 1824 


May 


18, 1908 


84 


2 


5 


Feb. 8, 1820 


'Feb. 


5, 1875 


54 


11 


27 



INSCRIPTIONS ON TOMBSTONES. 



53 



Name. 

Frey, Edwin (infant) 

Frey, John G 

Frey, May A 

Frey, John 

Frey, Sarah A 

Frey, Joseph P 

Fretz, Caroline 

Frovel, Jones 

Frovel, Sarah 

Frick, Ella E 

Fritz, Sarah H , 

Frank Mildred 



Birth. 



Death. 



Age. 



Mar. 24, 

Oct. 3 

June 28, 

Sept. II, 

Mar. 11, 

Apr. 26, 

June 3 

Dec. I2 : 



1818 
1824 
1859 
1824 
1859 
1831 
1836 
1827 
1857 

1906 



Aug. 
July 
Mar. 
Apr. 
Mar. 
Sept. 
Apr. 
Apr. 



23, 1 
9, 1902 
8, 1909 
8, 1889 

11, 1896 

18, 1908 
17, 1904 

19, 1896 
1861 



1907 



yr 


m 


71 


4 


77 


9 


40 


8 


64 


6 


3i 




68 


3 


78 

1 

1 


4 



Gangaway, Annie M 

Gangaway, Gertrude 

Goerlich, Anna 

Goerlich, Edward 

Gehris, Priscilla 

Gemert, Amanda H 

Graver, William H 

Graver, William Penn 

Groman, Kermit L 

Ginklinger, C. Herman 

Ginklinger, Maria A 

Ginklinger, Elsie 

Gotz, Catharine (wife of Jo- 
seph) 

Gross, August 

Gross, Fredericka (wife) . . . 
Gross, John B 



Harris, Irene J 

Harris, Hilda I 

Hausman, Raymond H. 

Hauser, Joseph R 

Haney, Samuel J 

Haney, Minnie R 

Haney, Grace A 

Hellerich, Robert A. . . . 

Hehn, J. D 

Herter, Anna C 

Hoehle, Rosina 

Hoehle, Florentine 

Hoehle, Sarah 

Hoehle, William S 

Hoehle, Cecilia 

Hoehle, Alfred P 

Hoehle, Jeremiah G. . . . 
Hoehle, Montana R. 

Hoehle, Helen J 

Hoehle, Elmer J 



Jan. 

May 

Aug. 

May 

Feb. 

Aug. 

Mar. 

Feb. 

July 

Nov. 

Mar. 

Nov. 



3, 1893 
13, 1894 
12, 1827 
26, 1822 

1, 1846 
31, 1868 
17, 1842 

6, 1886 

21, 1901 

10, 1829 

31, 1831 

11, 1891 



Dec. 13, 1802 

June 21, 1829 

Aug. 26, 1846 

May 25, 1833 



H 

Mar. 

Oct. 

Sept. 

Dec. 

Apr. 

Jan. 



23, 1906 
7, 1891 
30, 1 89 1 
20, 1856 
27, 1884 
12, 1880 



Dec. 26, 1892 



Apr. 
Mar. 
Feb. 
June 
Dec. 
Feb. 
Feb. 
Jan. 
Feb. 
June 
July 



30, 1817 
5, 1780 

24, 1809 
26, 1800 

15, 1833 

4, 1821 

12, 1845 

3i, 1849 

25, 1859 
11,1857 
26, 1867 



Jan. 

Nov. 
Apr. 
July 
May 
Aug. 
Mar. 
Sept. 
May 
July 
Feb. 
Nov. 

Apr. 
Sept. 
June 
May 



Aug. 

Dec. 

Sept. 

Oct. 

June 

Feb. 

Feb. 

Nov. 

Dec. 

Feb. 

May 

Jan. 

Aug. 

Jan. 

Jan. 

Jan. 

May 

Dec. 



6i|ii 

22 1 7 



1, 1893 
23, 1896 

6, 1899 

9, 1895 
13, 1891 
29, 1886 
13, 1904 
28, 1908 

1, 1912 
19, 1890I60I 8 
20, 1904 72] 11 
18, 1895 1 41 

I I 
22, 1864I61 4 
10, 1893 64 1 2 
25, 1893I46 9 
1, 1889 1 



10, 1907 






8, 1910 


19 


2 


28, 1895 






18, i860 


3 


9 


25, 1884 






14, 1895 






25, 1912 


19 


1 



8, 1894 


77 


6 


19, 1861 


75 


9 


5, 1889 


7Q 


1 1 


26, 1 89 1 


8l 


8 


4. 1910 


78 




2, 1854 


33 


5 


6, 185 1 


7 


10 


12, 1852 


2 


11 


16, 1893 






14, 1902 






12, 1876 







54 



INSCRIPTIONS ON TOMBSTONES. 



Name. 

Hoehle, Mary F 

Hoehle, Flora A. . . . 
Hoehle, Templeton J. 
Hoehle, Alfred T. .. 

Hower, Johann 

Hower, Dorededa . . . 

Horn, James S 

Horn, Mamie M. ... 

Horn, Morris T 

Howard, George A. . 
Hoxworth, Mildred . 
Hinkel, Agnes L. ... 

Hinkle, Mary J 

Hinkel, John 

Hinkel, Mary Ann . . 
Hilbert, Benneville . . 
Hervy or Henry .... 

Heney 
Huber, Charles C. .. 

Huber, Rosa 

Huebner, William R. 

Hucke, Adam 

Huth, Jennie C 



Birth. 



Death. 



Age. 



Jan. 


25. 


1876 


Dec. 


16 


Aug. 


25, 


1882 


Mar. 


17 


Aug. 


21, 


1872 


Aug. 


21 


June 


20, 


1876 


luly 


17 


July 


4, 


1794 


Feb. 


IS. 


June 


9, 


1797 
1884 


June 


6, 


Sept. 


12, 


1879 


May 


3 


Tan. 


30, 


1882 


Jan. 


22 


Feb. 


27, 


1856 


Feb. 


9 


Apr. 


17, 


1850 


May 


21 


Apr. 


26, 


1876 


Oct. 


20 


Apr. 


23. 


1822 


Feb. 


16 


July 


13, 


1827 


Dec. 


21 


Nov. 


18, 


1829 


Feb. 


23 


Apr. 


IS. 


1793 


June 


5 


Dec. 


25, 


1867 


Oct. 


28 


Feb. 


7, 


1874 


Aug. 


24 



Nov. 9, 



Johnson, Laura M. 



J 

I Aug. 



1835 
1892 



May 31, 



1876 
1902 

1875 
1880 
1886 
1879 
1885 
1905 
1892 
1899 

1898 
1883 
1900 
1891 
1911 

1854 
1911 
1910 

1906 
1892 



yr 


m 


19 


6 


4 


I 


4 




01 
8l 


7 
11 


9 


11 


4-3 


11 


48 


1 


77 
64 


9 
5 


61 


1 


43 
36 


10 
6 


70 


6 



14, 1863 Sept. 



Kaiser, John 

Kelchner, Peter 

Kelchner, Margaret (wife 

nee Meyer) 

Kleppinger, C. C 

Kleppinger, Lizzie J 

Kleppinger, Gertrude M. . . . 

Klopp, Mabel M 

Keple, Mabel E 

Knauss, Samuel 

Knauss, Elizabeth 

Koenig, Frederick C 

Koenig, Walter F 

Koerner, Mary M 

Koch, Anthony 

Koch, Susan (wife) 

Kreamser, John T 

Kuhns, Claude A. S 

Kurtz, Alice E 

Kurtz, Walter I 

Kurtz, Charles C 

Kurtz, Harry J 

Kurtz, Mabel I 

Kurtz, Edwin R 

Kratzer, Charles 



K 

Feb. 
Aug. 

Nov. 
Aug. 

Aug. 
Aug. 

Apr. 

Mar. 

Dec. 

May 

Apr. 

Oct. 

Feb. 

June 

July 

Nov. 

Feb. 



Jan. 



24, 1826 
4, 1772 

28, 1778 

29, 1879 

15, 1894 

30, 1893 

7, 1802 

19, 1802 

3i, 1854 

17, 1909 

6, 1810 

6, 1794 

20, 1799 

5, 1821 

26, 1878 

1, 1882 

8, 1901 



1896 
28, 1804 



June 
July 

Dec. 

June 
Oct. 

Jan. 

Mar. 

Apr. 

Nov. 

May 

Jan. 

Dec. 

Mar. 

Mar. 

Nov. 

Feb. 

Aug. 



Tulv 
Oct. 



3, if 

21, i{ 

13, 1844 
14, 1899 
16, 1895 

7, 1899 

29, 1868 

2, 1875 

15,1910 

9, 1910 

5, 1900 

27, 1863 

9, 1866 

19, 1853 

11, 1903 

27, 1905 

23, 1909 

1905 

1909 

1896 

16, 1804 

21, 1880 



56 


3 


75 


11 


67 




13 


8 




5 


65 


11 


72 


10 


6q 





60 




28 


9 


-'5 


3 


22 


3 


8 


2 


76 


8 



17 



20 



INSCRIPTIONS ON TOMBSTONES. 



55 



Name. 

Kratzer, Maria 

Kratzer, David 

Kratzer, Martha R 

Kratzer, Emma S 

Kratzer, Sarah A 

Kratzer, Polly 

Keiper, Daniel 

Keiper, Samuel 

Keiper, Sybilla 

Keiper, Maria C 

Knoll, George 

Knoll, Matilda 

Knoll, John 

Knoll, Louisa 

Knoll, Benjamin F 

Knoll, George H 

Knoll, Matilda 

Knoll, George 

Knoll, Alfred J. J 

Knoll, George A 

Knoll, Lizzie C 

Knoll, Alfred P 

Knoll, Katie L 

Knoll, Ruth S 

Knoll, Evelyn M 

Knoll, Henrietta S 

Knodle, Jacob 

Kreis, Joseph 

Kreis, John 

Kreiss, Edwin 

Kreiss, George 

Kreiss, Sarah J 

Kreis, Appolonia 

Kreiss, Katie 

Kreiss, Baby 

Keichline, Joseph 

Keichline, Harvey D. P. . 

Keichline, Diana 

Keichline, Marcus H. 

Keichline, Morris R , 

Kemmett, Emmalinda K. 

Kern, S. Floy 

Knodel, Jacob 

Kuhlman, Fritz 

Kuhns, Bessie M. (infant) 
Kuhns, Daisy S. (infant) 



Birth. 



Death. 



Age. 



May 

Dec. 

July 

May 

Oct. 

Mar. 

Mar. 

Nov. 

Sept. 

Jan. 

Nov. 

Dec. 

Dec. 

Feb. 

Nov. 

May 
Nov. 
Oct. 
Dec. 
Feb. 
Jan. 
Jan. 



Feb. 

Dec. 

Feb. 

May 

Nov. 

Jan. 

Oct. 

Mar. 

Dec. 

Mar. 

Mar. 

Oct. 

Sept. 

Dec. 



Jan. 



23, 


1811 


20, 


183Q 


17. 


1865 


21, 


1880 


6, 


1822 


9, 


1804 


17, 


1791 


5, 


1817 


21, 


1823 


7. 


1784 


27, 


1836 


30, 


1842 


24. 


1809 


26. 


1814 


24, 


1834 


3, 


1835 


27, 


1836 


4. 


1866 


27, 


1872 


12, 


1866 


30, 


1873 


9, 


1876 




1905 




1905 


^7, 


1850 


21, 


1840 


17, 


187.S 


17. 


1869 


20, 


1863 


7, 


i860 


12, 


1866 


4, 


1832 


25, 


1872 


2, 


1902 


27, 


1816 


17, 


1840 


12, 


1862 




1908 


16 


1836 


5, 


1866 



Oct. 
Apr. 

Dec. 
Oct. 
Jan. 
July 

Nov. 

Nov. 

Feb. 

Jan. 

Mar. 

Sept. 

May 

Apr. 

May 



19, 1886 
15, 1906 

20, 1887 
2, 1899 

12, 1892 

17, 1862 

5, 1903 

26, 1900 
2, 1870 
7, 1900 

16, 1903 
19, 1886 

27, 1889 

28, 1872 
2, 1800 



Jan. 


7, 1900 


May 


23, 1870 


Oct. 


29, 187s 


Mar. 


29, 1876 


Apr, 


7, 1876 


Mar. 


5,1888 




1906 


June 


23, 1908 


Mar. 


16, 1912 


Aug. 


25, 1895 


Jan. 


13, 1877 


May 


22, 1912 


Apr. 


29, 1907 


Dec. 


16, 1903 


Mar. 


4, 1903 


Sept. 


28, 1909 


Apr. 


17, 1872 


Feb. 


26, 1877 


Mar. 


19, 1864 




1908 


July 


5. 1875 


Aug. 


16, 1892 



Sept. 29, li 



58 



38 



mlds 



22 
25 

29 

26 

3 

25 

5 

25 
10 
16 

25 
1 

4 

10 

10 

19 

2 



26 



Laubach, Joseph (son of 

Leonard) Mar. 22,1798 

Laubach, Mary Mar. 19, 1809 

Laubach, Julian Oct. 18,1776 

Laubach, Freeman T June 4, i860 

Laubach, Leonard J Apr. 10, 1776 



June 20, 1866)68 

Mar. 31, 1869I60I 

June 20, 1866I89I 8 

Sept. 23, 1866J 
Nov. 1, 1855 j 79| 6 



56 



INSCRIPTIONS ON TOMBSTONES. 



Name. 

Laubach, Johannes 
Laffitte, Mamenette 
Layton, Benjamin . 
Leonhardt, Morris . 
Leonhardt, Mary . . 
Lievenhower, John 
Lievenhower, Louis 
Laub, Mabel S. 
Lerch, Mildred M. . 



Birth. 



Jan. i, 1807 



July 

May 

Aug. 

Jan. 

May 

Nov. 

July 

M 



Maurer, Charles 

Maurer, Edwin V 

Mack, Emma 

Marsh, William 

Marsh, Frederick 

Martz, William E 

Marquard, Fred E 

Mattis, Paul W 

McHose, Isaac 

McHose, Elizabeth .... 

McHose, Owen 

McHose, William 

McHose, Sarah C 

Mesor, Leonard 

Mesor, Christinna 

Mellon, Richard 

Mellon, Luzetta 

Mellon, Oscar O 

Menges, Sadie E 

Miller, Peter 

Miller, Isador F 

Miller, Milton A 

Miller, Helen 

Miller, Josiah 

Miller, Angelina 

Miller, Laura 

Miller, Harry 

Miller, Floyd E 

Miller, Florence M 

Miller, Emily I 

Miller, Glayds M 

Mill, Bessie A 

Minnich, Peter 

Minnich, Magdalena ... 

Minnich, Abraham 

Minnich, Dianna 

Minnich, Maria Laura . 

Minnich, Alfred A 

Minnich, Alfred D 

Minnich, Mantana S. (wife 

Daniel T.) 

Minnich, Thomas H. . . 
Minnich, Elmer T 



7, 1854 

19, 1835 
17, 1844 
21, 1804 
10, 1839 

20, 1886 
20, 1904 



Nov. 
Apr. 

Nov. 
July 
Sept. 
Feb. 
May 
Jan. 

Nov. 
Feb. 
Feb. 
Dec. 



Mar. 

Oct. 

Feb. 

Nov. 

July 

Mar. 

May 

Oct. 



Aug. 
June 

May 
Oct. 
Nov. 
Feb. 
Aug. 
Dec. 
Jan. 

Feb. 
Jan. 



Death. 



May 1, 1836 



Age. 



ds 



Jan. 20, 1856 1 6 23 

Nov. 19, 1905 

Living. 

Mar. 14, 1879I75I 1I28 

Oct. 10, 1899I59I 5 

May 15, 1889I I 

June 18, 1911 1 6| 10)28 



16, 1842 
11, 1885 

8, 1845 
19, 1892 

27, 1783 
6, 1791 
5, 1825 

21. 1828 

6, 1820 
15, 1824 

19. 1829 

31, 1833 
1858 

29, 1835 

9, 1865 

9, 1865 

16, 1907 

17, 1817 

3. 1831 

19, i874 

30, 1870 

1894 

1896 

9, 1907 

18, 1909 

17, 1776 
10, 1778 
13. 1819 
15, 1828 
8, 1855 
21, 1862 
21, 1874 

13, 1852 

12, 1852 

1888 



Aug. 

Oct. 

June 

May 

Dec. 

Apr. 

Jan. 

Feb. 

Sept. 

Aug. 

Mar. 
May 
July 
May 

June 

Oct. 

Aug. 

Oct. 

Apr. 

Feb. 

Sept. 

Dec. 

Aug. 



Nov. 
Aug. 

Nov. 

Apr. 

July 

Jan. 

May 

July 

May 

June 
Jan. 



12, 1855 

15. 1909 
25, 1902 
20, 1849 

22, 1896 
9, 1901 

15, 1861 
23, 1853 
26, 1896 
30, 1904 

I,l8 

17. 1910 
10, 1873 

6, IQOO 

1861 

6, 1898 
18, 1882 
25, 1876 

5, 1901 
24,15 

29, i£ 
26, i£ . 
25, 1894 

30, l£ 

26, 1907 
22, 1910 

i,ri 

5, 1859 

4, 1901 

19, 1907 

17, i860 

23, 1870 
3, 1876 



77 


3 


02 




7i 


4 


76 


7 


64 


3 


86 


3 


^4 


4 


66 


4 


I 


11 


47 


6 


10 


10 


40 


7 


as 


7 


75 


6 


20 


7 


9 


10 


73 


5 


80 


5 


81 


7 


78 


11 


4 


9 


7 


7 


2 


9 



I 

29 
14 

9 

18 

17 

21 
18 

~ 7 5 
2 

21 
5 

17 

19 
16 
26 

12 
23 



27, 1901 


40| 4 


3,1911 


58| 6 


1888 


1 



INSCRIPTIONS ON TOMBSTONES. 



57 



Name. 

Minnich, Hazel Z 

Moyer, Henry J 

Moyer, Fietta 

Moyer, Eliza H 

Moyer, Dr. Alfred Z 

Moyer, Mary J 

Moyer, Walter F , 

Moyer, William H 

Moyer, Lillie D , 

Moyer, Harry F 

Moyer, Robert H , 

Moyer, Wilson F , 

Moyer, Asher 

Moyer, Ellen N 

Moyer, Jennie M 

Moyer, Sarah A 

Moyer, Asher E. W 

Moyer, Adeline C 

Moyer, Charles P 

Moyer, William M 

Moyer, Harvey J 

Moyer, Oscar C 

Moyer, Alfred W 

Moll, Joseph 

Moll, Alfred P 

Moll, John O 

Moll, Charles 

Moll, Anna Maria 

Moll, Welcome C 

Moll, Irvin F 

Moll, Laura H 

Moll, Eliza J 

Mock, Emeline 

Mosser, Edwin 

Mosser, Rebecca 

Mosser, Annie S. E 

Mosser, Mary G 

Mosser, Helen J 

Mosser, Margaret V 

Mosser, Clarence A 

Mosser, Diana Maria 

Mosser, Paul 

Mosser, John 

Mosser, Adeline 

Mosser, George M. T 

Mosser, Diana K 

Mosser, Queen M 

Mosser, Michael H 

Mosser, Israel 

Mosser, John 

Mertz, Charles 

Mertz, Tilghman H 

Mertz, Eliza (wife of Chas. 

H.) 

Mill, Sarah A. R 



Birth. 



Death. 



Age. 

yr|m 



1904 




1 90S 








Dec. 13, 1827 


July 


3,i899 


7i 


6 


12 


Feb. 25, 1832 


Aug. 


9, 1865 


33 


S 


14 


Sept. 19, 1845 


Sept. 


12, 1907 


61 


11 


23 


Apr. 18, 1862 


Aug. 


6,1891 


2Q 


3 


20 


1850 




1862 








1851 




1854 








1858 




1864 








i860 




1862 








1866 




1876 








1872 




1877 








1873 




1877 








1875 




1875 








1884 




1887 








July 23, 1889 


June 


5- 1897 


7 


10 


n 


1879 




1884 








1887 




1893 








Feb. 6, 1846 


July 


7, 1912 








Sept. 18, 1843 


Feb. 


25, 1877 


33 


S 


8 


Apr. 20, 1870 


Nov. 


7, 1870 








Aug. 8, 1882 


Sept. 


19, 1903 


21 


1 


11 


1881 




1882 








Sept. 17,1858 


Apr. 


17, 1907 








Dec. 1, 1824 


Feb. 


11, 1866 


43 


2 


TO 


Dec. 4, 1864 


Mar. 


13, 1870 








Aug. 1, 1846 


Oct. 


11, 1865 


iq 


2 


13 


Jan. 27, 1812 


Feb. 


26, 1885 


73 




20 


July 3, 1812 


May 


3, 1877 


64 


10 




Mar. 18, 1869 


Nov. 


25, 1870 








July 3, 1883 


Aug. 


9,1884 








Mar. 23, 1888 


Jan. 


12, 1889 








Nov. 1, 1848 


July 


31, 1848 










May 


13, 1849 






I 


Apr. 23, 1830 


Jan. 


4, 1887 


tf 


8 


IT 


Aug. 19, 1827 


Sept. 


21, 1899 


72 


5 


I 


Apr. 20, 1868 


Apr. 


23, 1869 










May 


8, 1893 


s 


7 


20 




May 


IS, 1893 


3 


5 


17 




Feb. 


24, 1903 




4 


4 




Jan. 


12, 1904 






11 


June 29, 1835 


May 


29, 1865 


20 


11 




Mar. 11,1800 


May 


4. 1876 


76 


1 


23 




May 


27, 1835 


.33 


I 






Apr. 


6, 1896 


13 


TO 


IS 


Oct. 19, 1850 


Apr. 


4, 1899 


48 


S 


15 


1854 




1855I 








1829 




1862 1 








May 22, 1819 


May 


I 
13, 1861 


41 


Q 


21 


Feb. 23, 1857 


June 


7, 1910 


53 


3 


II 


Sept. 18, 1822 












Mar. 31, 1845 


Mar. 


2, 1877I 


31 


11 


I 



ds 



58 



INSCRIPTIONS ON TOMBSTONES. 



Name. 
Mill, Sarah E. 



Birth. 



Death. 



Nagel, Alvin S. 

Nagel, Ida H 

Nagel, Minnie A. 
Nagel, Robert B. . . 

Nagel, Mella C 

Nagel, Oliver, 

Nagel, Richard F. . 
Nicholas, Henry W. 
Nippert, Clarence J. 



Osenbach, J. Peter 

Osenbach, Catharine . . 

Osenbach, Charles 

Osenbach, Hannah 

Osenbach, Alfred C. . 
Osenbach, Monroe . . . 

Osenbach, Clinton 

Osenbach, Franklin H. 

Ott, George 

Ott, Catharine E 

Opp, William H 

Opp, George V 



N 



1877 



Sept. 


2, 1848 


Jan. 


June 


19, 1904 


Mar. 


Dec. 


16, 1836 


Sept. 


Aug. 


31, 1846 


Nov. 


Oct. 


25, 1872 


Aug. 


Aug. 


28, 1899 


Dec. 


O 




Feb. 


4, 1784 


Oct. 


Sept. 


11, 1783 


Jan. 


Aug. 


28, 1818 


Sept. 


Nov. 


18, 1828 


June 


Tulv 


28, 1847 


Oct. 


Sept. 


14, 18631 


June 


Mar. 


24, 1875 


Jan. 


Jan. 


31, 1879 


Feb. 


Dec. 


1, 1819 


Oct. 


Nov. 


3, 1851 


Feb. 


Oct. 


12, 1845 


Aug. 


July 


1, 1847 


Apr. 



I877I 



16, 1890 

2, 1906 



6, 1892 
27, 191 1 
30, 1877 
13, 1903 



12, 1873 

23> 1873 
3, 1891 

27, 1902 
5, 1906 
6, 1886 
6, 1879 
5, 1904 

n, 1 

17, 1902 

11. 1847 

28. 1848 



Age. 

|yr|m|ds 



41 


4 


55 


8 


9 


3 



Sq 


8 


89 


4 


73 




77 


7 


59 


2 


22 


8 


25 




63 


10 



14 



20 



15 



Patterson, Paul A. . . 
Patterson, Priscilla M. 
Patterson, Sallie R. . 
Peiffer, Isabella T. .. 
Poe, Calvin E 



Dec. 31, 1855 
May 4, 1904 



Feb. 
Jan. 



1896 
1903 

17, 1877 
24, 1905 



21 



i|i6 
I 



Quier, Manassas . 
Quier, William A. 
Quier, Sarah J. . . 
Quier, George W. 
Quier, A. L. M. . 
Quier, Amanda S. 



Jan. 

Aug. 

Apr. 

Jan. 

Tan. 

Mar. 



18,1811 
20, 1845 
11, 1850 
28, 1870 
19, 1873 
8, 1847 



July 
Dec. 
Dec. 
Feb 
July 
Dec. 



8, 1846I35 

27, 1851I 6 

1,1851 1 1 


5 
4 

7 


19, 1901I31 
21, 1890 
2,18511 4 


8 



Reichard, John George .... 

Reichard, J. Frank 

Reichard, Leah 

Reichard, J. William 

Reichard, Edmond 

Reichard, Adline 

Reichard, Elizabeth (wife J. 
William) 



Mar. 
Aug. 
May 
Sept. 

Nov. 
Nov. 



25, 1782 
22, 1823 
19, 1813 
7, 1826 
22, 1835 
16, 1841 



May 15, 1831 



Feb. 
Nov. 
Dec. 
Oct. 
Dec. 
Mar. 



2, 1858 1 75 
27, 1886I63 
15, 1865I52 
24, 1 890 1 64 
44, 1906J 

7, 1889I 



Nov. 30, 1900I69 



15 



INSCRIPTIONS ON TOMBSTONES. 



59 



Name. 

Reichard, Fianna L, 

Reichard, Alice E 

Reichard, G. Tilghman .... 
Reichard, Amelia P. (wife) 

Reichard, Clayton C 

Reichard, John R 

Reichard, Mary (living) .. 

Reichard, Flora M 

Reichard, Wallace A 

Reinhard, Chester A 

Reichelderfer, Thomas 

Renner, Mary 

Reed, James W 

Respher, Baby 

Resphuhn, Christiana 

Remaly, Allen F 

Remaly, Roy W 

Remaly, Minnie R 

Rinker, Angelina 

Rinker, Catharine E 

Rinker, Joseph 

Rinker, Catharine 

Royer, Jane 

Rdder, Elizabeth 

Roller, John 

Roller, John F 

Roller, M. Alice 

Roebock, Culia 

Roebock, Clara 

Roth, Henry 

Roth, Esther 

Roth, Robert E. P 

Roth, James H 

Roth, Helen I 

Roth, Sylvanus O 

Roth, Edwin H 

Roth, Stella 

Roth, Susan 

Roth, Annie E 

Roth, Alavesta 

Ritter, Michael , 

Ritter, Margaret 

Ritter, Susan 

Ritter, William 

Ritter, Susan , 

Ritter, Charles 

Ritter, Diana 

Ritter, Thomas , 

Ritter, Anna M 

Ritter, Milton C 

Ritter, Agnes M 

Ritter, Oliver C 

Ritter, Charles 

Ritter, Willard 

Ritter, Susan 



Birth. 



Death. 



Age. 



July 

Dec. 

Aug. 

Dec. 

June 

May 

Nov. 

Aug. 

Sept. 

June 

Aug. 

July 



Feb. 
July 



Nov. 

Apr. 

June 

June 

May 

Jan. 

Jan. 

Jan. 

Feb. 

July 

July 

Apr. 

Apr. 

Oct. 

May 



20, 1864] Sept. 
5, 1866 Aug. 



Dec. 
Sept. 

Nov. 

Mar. 

Oct. 

Apr. 

Feb. 

Mar. 

Oct. 

Dec. 

Jan. 

Tune 

May 

Oct. 

June 

July 

June 

Oct. 

July 

Dec. 



25, 1830 

24, 183^ 

7, 1868 

3. i834 

29, 1839 

21, 1869 

25, 1867 

14, 1890 

4, 1858 

18, 1856 

1866 

24, 1824 

20, 1888 

1890 

1893 

16, 1832 

8, 1846 

21, 1821 
21, 1809 
II, 1883 

10, 1779 
5, 1825 

22. 1857 

13. 1858 
24, 1868 
26, 1893 

13. 1821 
12, 1817 
18, 1882 

6, 1867 

28, 1877 
IS, 1900 

1, 1850 
29, 1873 
27, 1843 
18, 1782 

26. 1805 
10, 1796 
12, 1825 
15, 1827 

12. 1806 
16, 1806 

9, 1808 
29, 1802 
27, i8S7 
IS, 1879 

1, 1861 

25, 1830 

24. 1822 
IS, 1827 



Oct. 
June 
Sept. 
Dec. 

Aug. 
Oct. 
\ug. 
Dec. 
Mar. 



May 
Oct. 



July 

Mar. 

May 

May 

Sept. 

Mar. 

June 

Apr. 

Jan. 

Aug. 

Mar. 

May 

Jan. 

Dec. 

Feb. 

Mar. 
Dec. 

July 

Sept. 

Mar. 

Mar. 

Feb. 

Mar. 

June 

Mar. 

Apr. 

Sept. 

Nov. 

Aug. 

July 

Dec. 

Aug. 

Feb 

Oct. 

Mar. 



22, 1864 
19, 1867 
29, 191 1 
22, 1868 
17, 1868 
21, 1907 



17, 1889J19 
14, 1887 
28, 1 89 1 
18, 1907 
14, 1890 
1876 



yr 



33 



ds 



27 
IS 



17, 1910I 

7, i888| 

1891I 

1893 1 

29, 1852I 

27, 1 847 1 
6, 1893 

16, 1893 

19. 1911 
25, 1859 
20, 1905 
10, 1901 

28, 1907 
3, 1893 

13. 1912 
12, 1904 
23, 1891 
17, 1904 
10, 1872 

28, 1879 
23, 190 1 



21, 1878 
14, 1875 
16, 1902 

17, 1854 
11, 1859 
19, 1756 
22, 1 

I7,i 
11, 1 
22,1883157 
27, 1883 1 75 
30, 1881I78 

2, 1910I53 
24. 1893 

8, 1895 !44 
17, 1902I71 
30, 1 874 1 52 
I7,i89i|73 



13 

25 
25 

15 
15 
18 

IS 
9 
17 
29 
11 
29 



20 
14 
10 
29 



3l 2 



6o 



INSCRIPTIONS ON TOMBSTONES. 



Name. 



Birth. 



Death. 



Age. 



Ritter, Edwin 


Mar. 


Ritter, Rebecca 


Nov 


Ritter, Annie R 


Oct 


Ritter, Franklin 


Sept. 
May 
Feb. 


Ritter, Fianna M 


Ritter, George A 


Ritter, Jane C 


Apr. 
Dec. 


Ritter, Cammila 


Ritter, Orlando J 


Mar. 


Ritter, Elizabeth 


Dec. 


Ritter, Sarah M 


Nov. 


Ritter, Asher T 


Sept. 
June 
Apr. 

i 


Ruhe, Laura M 


Ruhe, Harvey R 




Sauer, Nerva A 


s 


Scherer, Emma C 


May 
Aug. 


Scherer, Edwin E 


July 
Jan. 


Scherer, Helen E 


Aug. 


Scherer, Elizabeth 


Feb. 

Mar. 


Scherer, Raymond W 

Schell, Levenus 


Oct. 

Aug. 

Sept. 


Schell, Susanna 


Feb 


Schaffer, Morris T 

Schaffer, Mary E 


Feb. 
Mar. 


Schleider Ledia 


Sept. 
Feb. 
Oct. 




Feb 




Sept. 


Shireman, Benjamin F 


July 
Jan. 
Apr. 
Mar. 




June 




Apr. 
Nov. 






Sept. 
July 
July 
Dec 


Smith, Mary R. E 

Smith Kenneth R 






Feb 


Solliday, Charles F 


June 

May 
May 
Apr. 


Stehly Helen M 





23, 

20, 

9, 
10, 

22, 
17, 

13, 

17 
23 
23. 

26, 

5: 
22. 

19 



1834 
1837 
1869 
1837 
1842 
1869 
1848 
1853 
1863 
l8lQ 
1833 
1835 
1883 

i8qo 



6, 1820 
25, 1869 
20, 1867 

8, 1888 

25. 1889 
25, 1892 
18, 1895 
19, 1900 
13, 1852 

19. 1834 

10. 1835 
20, 1847 

6, 1847 

1895 

24, 1820 

17, 1826 

28, 1 80s 

5, 1880 
29, 1834 

5, 1906 

6, 1845 

9, 1812 
10, 1885 

6, 1840 
1864 

9, 1819 
25, 1894 
25, 1905 
20, 1910 

8, 1906 
17, i860 
29, 1852 
17, 1856 
11, 1840 

23. 1890 
18, 1867 



Apr. 

Oct. 

Dec. 

Apr. 

May 

Nov. 

Oct. 

May 

July 

Mar. 

Living. 

May 14 

Jan. 21 

Feb. 18 

Jan. 1 



Apr. 
Aug. 
Mar 
Feb.' 
Feb. 
Feb. 
Apr. 
June 
Aug. 
June 
Feb. 
May 
Nov. 

May 

Feb. 

Jan. 

Oct. 

Dec. 

July 

Aug. 

May 

May 

Jan. 

Nov. 

Oct. 

Feb 

Dec. 

July 

July 

Nov. 

Jan. 

Sept. 

Mar. 

Mar. 



1899 
1901 
1876 
1887 
1904 
1888 
1848I 
1853 
1863 1 
1912I 



1 862 1 26 
1910126 
1901I10 
1 903 1 82 



ds 

20 
22 

20 

2 

16 



9 

29 

9 

22 



21, 1892 


7i 


14, 1897 


27 


26, 1895 




16, 1895 




18. 1895 




21, 1895 




25, 1895 




6, 1901 




13, 1903 


?i 


25, 1912 




20, 1012 





10, 1007 

24, 1 909 1 

1904 1 
17. 18681 
16, 18801 

12, 1874 
26, 1902 

9, 1905 
30, 1908 

2. 1905 
29, 1912 
12, 1910 
23, I906 

1865 

20, 1 86 1 

2. 1906 
4, 1908 

13. 1911 
8, 1906 1 
11, 1874 
14, 1910 
7, 1908 
24, 1910 
16, 1908 
15, 



6o| 2 
62 



JO 

iS 
23 

14 
21 

10 

26 



17 

Ti 
10 



5 
6 

27 
8 

23 

27 



INSCRIPTIONS ON TOMBSTONES. 



61 



Name. 

Stehly, William T. . . 
Stehly, Maria E. 
Stump, Agnes M. . . . 
Stump, Anjulina C. . 
Stump, Elmira C. . . 
Stump, Anna Maria 

Stump, Jacob 

Stump, Rebecca 

Steffen, David 

Steffen, Fayette 

Steffen, Oliver 

Stover, Leonard .... 
Stout, Christiana . . . 
Sterner, Nicholas . . . 
Sterner, Elizabeth . . 
Sterner, Sarah Anna 

Sterner, G. P. 

Sterner, Catharine . . 
Snyder, Andrew W. 
Snyder, Carrie B. . . . 
Snyder, Agnes S. 
Souders, Gottlieb . . . 
Souders, Sally Ann . 
Symons, James W. . 
Symons, Esther I. . . 



Dec. 
Mar. 
Feb. 
Apr. 

Apr. 
Feb. 
July 

May 

Oct. 

Jan. 
Oct. 
Sept. 



Birth. 

21, 1838 
16, 1841 
IS, 1873 

17. 1837 
1851 

16. 1838 
19, 1809 
13. 1813 

15, 1824 
18, 1827 

1, 1797 
2, 1827 



Death. 



Age. 



Mar. 

Mar. 

Sept. 

Oct. 

July 

June 



July 
Jan. 
Dec. 
June 

1, 1836 July 



July 
July 
Mar. 
Apr. 

Jan. 
Apr. 
Oct. 



8, 1803 
12, 1839 

10. 1866 

29. 1867 
17, 1823 

5, 1832 

1894 



Nov. 
Aug.' 
May 
June 
Aug. 
Sept. 



14. 1876 
IS, 1871 
29, 1873 

8, 1849 

1859 

17, 1868 

11. 1877 
1, 1906 



Nov. 6, 1883 



26, 1909 
10, iS 
23, 1882 
19, 1851 
4, 1854 



mlds 



16, 1873 

1, 1901 
26, 1876 

13, 1876I 8 
27, 1906183 

7, 1872I40 

19021 



Tice, Monroe T. A Apr. 20, 1857 

Tice, Henry F 1861 

Tice, Allen R 1863 

Tice, Harvey P 1869 

Tice, Mary A 1873 

Tice, Robert A 1880 

Tice, Cora M 1883 

Texter, Catharine C Sept. 6, 1909 

Thomas, Joshua Feb. 20, 1825 

Thomas, Catharine E Oct. 15, 1835 

Trexler, Alexander W Nov. 11,1850 

Trexler, Matilda Feb. 28, 1842 

Trexler, Margaret Aug. 13, 1865 

Trexler, Catharine M Sept. 9, 1909 

Trexler, Elsie M jMar. 1, 1900 

Trumbauer, L. S July 9, 1861 

Trumbauer, E. C Sept. 12, 1885 



July 8 



Apr. 

Jan. 

Jan. 

Mar. 

Feb. 

Feb. 

Apr. 

Feb. 

Mav 

Oct. 



24 



1881 
1861 
1863 
1870 

1 874 1 
i88o| 
1883 I I 
19, 1910I I 
27, 1893I 

1, 1891I I 
21, 1903I52I 4 
27, 1889I46I11 
27, 1886I20 6 
22, 1910I I 7 
15, 1902I 
15, IQ09I 
27, i886| 



Urffer, James S 

Urffer, Mabel L 

Unverzagt, Reinhard . 
TJnverzagt, Wilhelmina 



u 

July 

Sept. 
May 
Feb. 



4, 1879 

4, I9°2 

26, 1873 

13, 1870 



Sept. 
July 
July 
Sept. 



1, 1902)23! 1I27 
22, 1904I I I 
12, 1912I 

6, 1909I39I 6(19 



62 



INSCRIPTIONS ON TOMBSTONES. 



Name. 

Volley, William 
Volley, Harvey 
Volley, Paul ... 



Birth. 



July 
Jan. 
Mar. 



10, 1899 

2, 1898 

18, 1905 



Death. 

Nov. 18, 1908I 
Nov. 2j, 19081 
Dec. 1, 1908I 



Age. 



yr 



m ds 



Walter, Adam 

Walter, Lucinda 

Walter, Abraham 

Walter, Elizabeth 

Walter, Amelia 

Walter, Rebecca 

Walter, August D 

Walter, George W. . . . 

Walter, Hettie M 

Walter, Bertie H 

Walter, Carl A 

Walter, James A 

Walter, Oliver W 

Warner, Emelina 

Welti, Henry H 

Weil, Thomas P 

Weiser, George W 

Werst, Levi 

Werst, Robert S 

Werst, Richard I 

Werst, Andora 

Werst, Katie L 

Werst, Harrison C 

Werst, Ralph H 

Werst, Clifford h 

Werst, Bessie A 

Wetzell, James E , 

Wetzell, Alice M 

Wetline, Elizabeth 

Weiknecht, Charles H. C. 

Weiser, Jonathan H , 

Weiser, Stephen F 

Weiser, Robert G. C 

White, Sarah M 

White, Walter Harry B. . 



w 

Nov. 
Nov. 
May 
May 

June 
Mar. 
June 
July 
June 



Mar. 
June 
Jan. 



Mar. 
Sept. 
Sept. 

June 

Jan 

Feb. 

Mar. 

Aug. 

Apr. 

Jan. 
Aug. 
Nov. 
Dec. 
Aug. 
Aug. 



22, 1813 
15, 1815 
16, 1823 
25, 1825 

5. 1859 

18, 1846 

23, 1862 

4,1884 

6,1887 

1852 

1857 
19, 18 
13, 1850 
4, 1856 

1893 

1881 
26, 1840 
21, 1872 
14, 1907 

I909 
25, 1882 
8, 1907 
11, 1907 
18, 1837 
25, 1861 
13, 1910 

1, 1816 
29, 185 1 
12, 1827 
24, 1865 
12, 1884 
16, 1848 
r888 



June 
Jan. 
Sept. 
Mar. 

Jan. 
Dec. 
Oct. 
Apr. 
Apr. 



Nov. 

Feb 

Dec. 



Feb. 
July 
Jan. 

Apr. 
Aug. 
May 
Sept. 
Mar. 
Apr. 

Oct. 

June 

Sept. 

Apr. 

Oct. 

Mar. 



17, 1890I76 



1, 1897 
20, 1896 
13, 1901 



3i, 1870 

4, 1910 

10, 1885 

1, 1885 

12, 1893 

i860 

i860 

30, 1864 

1, 1909 

22, 1902 

1893 

1883I 

20, 1896I55 

19, 1893 

17, 1908 

1909 

6, 1912 

22, 1907 

23, 1908 

20, 1890 

13. 1910 

1, 1911 



25 

16 

4 

18 



17, 1892 
16, 1881 
24, 1902 
12, 1895 
4. 1887 
16, 1911 
1890 



27 



53 



16 
17 



11 
18 
18 



10 24 
9I28 



9I12 



Yingling, Sarah J JApr. 26, 1864I Mar. 8,1908! 



Zellner, Charles 

Zellner, Mary 

Zettelmoyer, Charles A. 
Zettelmoyer, Annie T. . 



Dec. 


11, 1802 


Sept. 


Dec. 


19, 1806 


Feb. 


June 


6, 1903 


Mar. 


Feb. 


3, 1907 


June 



23, 1876 
26, 1873 

28. 1907 

17. 1908 



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