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Births, Marriages & Deaths From The Lehighton Press, 1898-1899
This is the fourth in a series of vital records extracted from the Lehighton Newpaper, The Lehighton Press. As my source I am using microfilm from The State Library of Pennsylvania.
Like the previous extracts, in extracting the births, marriages & deaths, I have not included the following types of items:1. Items that did not pertain to Carbon or the surrounding counties. I excluded anything westand south of Berks County, and south of Lehigh & Northampton Counties. I generally includedanything north of Carbon county.2. Estate notices.3. Murder trials.4. Coroner inquests when they are not part of the original death notice.
In extracting these records, I have copied items as completely and exactly as possible. Ihave not attempted to correct any spelling errors. If I felt a need to add any text, I did so inbrackets. Although most of the papers on microfilm were easy to read, there were some timeswhere the image quality made things difficult. Because of this, researchers are advised to consultthe original records.
Volume 12, Number 12, Friday, January 7, 1898
Week's News Condensed. A young daughter arrived at the home of Tabacconist John J. Kutz on Wednesday.
Week's News Condensed. George Wisler and Miss Laura Heilman were recently married at the residence of the bride's father, Nathan Heilman,, by Rev. J. H. Kuder. That their wedded life may be a happy one is the wish of their many friends.
Week's News Condensed. Thomas J. Seifer, a popular townsman, and Miss Minnie Peters, the estimable daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Peters, were quietly wedded last Thursday evening at the residence of the bride on South First street, the Rev. E. H. Kistler performing the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Seifert have the best wishes of a host of friends for a happy journey through life.
Across The Rippling Lehigh – Rev. D. J. Reinold attended the funeral of a relative at Lititz this week.
Across The Rippling Lehigh – Howard, the four-year-old son of Wilson Oplinger, of Union Hill, died of diphtheria last Friday and was buried Sunday, Rev. Woehrle, officiating. Mrs. Oplinger and a daughter are confined to the house with the same ailment.
Keystone State News Condensed. A Lehigh Valley Railroad passenger train struck and instantly killed George Semmel, at Coplay.
Towamensing. Stephen Christman, who was staying with Aaron Searfass, died on Saturday
morning after an illness of several years. The funeral was held on Tueslday morning in the Jerusalem church. Interment was made in the church grave yard. The deceased was aged 69 years, 7 months and 28 days. Rev. Moyer officiated.
Volume 12, Number 13, Friday, January 14, 1898
Week's News Condensed. Postmaster Clauss is receiving the congratulations of his many friends upon the safe arrival of a young daughter in his family.
Week's News Condensed. D. Irvin Olewine, whose illness with typhoid fever was noted in these columns last week, died at his home in Philadelphia last Thursday night, aged 34 years. A wife and three daughters are left to mourn for a kind husband and father. The remains were brought to this place Friday night and taken to the home of his mother on Bridge street, from whence the funeral took place on Monday afternoon. Rev. Thompson, of the M. E. Church, officiated. Gnaden Heutten Lodge, I. O. O. F. of which deceased was a member, attended the funeral in a body. Deceased was born and raised here and only removed to the city a few weeks ago. The news of his death was received with profound regret by his many friends and acquaintances, all of whom had a kind word for him.
Purely Personal. Phillip Miller attended the funeral of his uncle, Mr. Stein at Hazleton on Tuesday.
Purely Personal. Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Mertz attended the funeral of the former's sister at Birdsboro on Monday.
Purely Personal. Mr. and Mrs. C. Furtwangler, Daniel Heberling and Wm. Seaboldt attended the funeral of Station Agent Weiss at the county seat on Wednesday.
Across The Rippling Lehigh – Miss Emma, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Leikel, of North Weissport, was married to Rudolph Maekeffer, of Allentown, by Rev. Erb at Slatington on Saturday afternoon.
Across The Rippling Lehigh – Miss Hattie Green, aged 23 years, died Wednesday night at the home of her mother, Mrs. Joseph Green, in East Weissport, after an illness of several weeks with typhoid fever. The funeral will take place Monday afternoon at two o'clock.
Across The Rippling Lehigh – A very pleasant surprise party was tendered Harry Christman on Wednesday evening at the home of his parents, in honor of his 15th birthday. The evening was spent in playing games, etc., and at a late hour all adjourned to their homes well pleased with the evening's entertainment. Those present were: Misses Hannah Traub and Vinnie Wolford, of Weissport; Katie Zern, Belle Clauss, Edith Snyder, Mable Mallery, Cynthia Marshal and Messrs. Ray Snyder, Roy Kramer, Harry German, Lehighton, and Ed. Rex.
Big Creek. Mrs. Grant Tobias gave birth to a baby boy on Wednesday.
Throughout The Valley. Three Hungarians were killed in a cave in at Slatington on Saturday
Throughout The Valley. Mrs. Emaline Polk, one of Mauch Chunk's wealthy and respected ladies died at that place on Wednesday morning.
Throughout The Valley. Chas. A. Weiss, the widely known ticket agent for the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company at Mauch Chunk died Sunday night at his home at that place. He was a gentleman in every respect.
Parryville. Harry Bamford is the father of a brand new baby boy.
Normal Square. Dr. W. C. Sittler is the proud father of a bouncing baby boy.
Normal Square. Charles Snyder and Miss Kate Fenstermacher both of Mahoning Valley were married on Sunday by Rev. A. Bartholomew, of Lehighton.
Bowmanstown. Washington Holtzer, of Fireline, was at Rockport on Monday. His mother who resided at that place died Saturday.
Nis Hollow. Clement Dreher is happy over the safe arrival of a bright young son.
Kepners. Abraham Neumaker attended the funeral of his grandson, at Wilkes Barre, on Monday.
Kepners. Miss Kate Schock who died suddenly last Thursday was buried on Wednesday in Zion's cemetery, West Penn.
Volume 12, Number 14, Friday, January 21, 1898
Week's News Condensed. An infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Snyder died on Saturday.
Across The Rippline Lehigh. The funeral of Miss Hattie Green took place on Monday afternoon, Rev. Krick officiating. A large concourse of people attended the last sad rites.
Keystone State News Condensed. D. C. Beckwith, a well-known physician of Scranton, died suddenly at 10:30 o'clock Saturday night at the home of a patient in the Bellevue district. He was attending a patient when he fell forward to the floor and expired, death being caused by apoplexy. Deceased was 32 years of age and came to this city about five years ago from Oscend, N. C.
Keystone State News Condensed. Mrs. Frank Youshofski, of Nanticoke, died suddenly last week. She was insured for a large amount of money. Her sister alleges that the woman was poisoned, and the body will be disinterred and an investigation made.
Keystone State News Condensed. The body of an unknown middle-aged man was found on a burning culm pile at Plymouth Monday. He had made a bed for himself by burrowing a hole in
the dirt bank and was then slowly suffocated.
Throughout The Valley. Herman Peters, a farmer in East Penn township, died on Saturday afternoon, aged 57 years. He had been ill for a long time from sicknesses that he contracted in the army, of which he was one of the first to enlist. Mr. Peters is survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters, all grown. The funeral was held on Thursday morning, interment being made in East Penn.
Parryville. Nathaniel Green is the proud father of a bright little baby girl and Cornelius Beer is equally happy of the arrival of a young son.
Parryville. Mrs. Dildine Snyder was tendered a delightful party on Sunday the occasion being her 60th birthday anniversary. A joyous time was had by all present. A sumptuous dinner was also served. Those present were: Robert Rinker and family, Harry Pettit and family, Theo. Pettit and family, Mrs. Sarah Rinker, Mrs. B. F. Rinker and children, Mrs. C. J. Mantz and children and Mrs. Ella Rinker and children.
Bowmanstown. Mrs. H. M. Maidenwald was at Easton on Sunday attending the funeral of her brother-in-law, David Bentz.
Wehr. Mrs. Isaac Woomer, of West Penn, was buried on Saturday. The interment was made in the cemetery at Tamaqua.
Volume 12, Number 15, Friday, January 28, 1898
Week's News Condensed. The engagement of Homer Addams formerly of town, to Miss Bessie Swartz, one of Allentown's estimable young ladies, is announced. In advance we tender congratulations to the young couple.
Week's News Condensed. Esther, the one year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Strohl, of Packerton, died on Monday of pneumonia and was buried in the Lehighton Cemetery on Wednesday. Rev. J. A. Reber officiated.
Week's News Condensed. Mrs. Lewis Graver celebrated the 78th anniversary of her birthday at her home in the South end on Tuesday. It was the occasson for a general family re-union and all her children and their families were in attendance.
Week's News Condensed. On Saturday evening a surprise party was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Frey in honor of the fifth anniversary of their marriage. The relatives and friends who assisted in the surprise were: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schuler and daughter, of Michigan, Mrs. Charle Smith, Mrs. N. B. Reber, Mrs. M. O. Bryan, Mrs. J. E. Light, Mrs. John Klotz, Mrs. Richard Christy, Mrs. Edwin Groot, Mrs. James Frey, Mrs. Chas. Geiger, Misses Mary Miller, Della and Clora DeFrehn and Minnie Frey.
Purely Personal. George Siley and sister, Miss Mary Siley, Mrs. Jacob Blank and Miss Urila Kemerer attended the funeral of their cousin, Edward Patterson, at Phillipsburg, N. J., on
Across The Rippling Lehigh. The marriage of Nero B. Weiss to Miss Ida E. Houser, both of this place, was solemnized last Saturday evening by Rev. T. H. Krick of the Reformed Church.
Across The Rippling Lehigh. Mrs. Frank Reed was tendered a birthday party on Tuesday evening. A large number of the estimable lady's friends were present and all had a very pleasant time.
Bowmanstown. Mrs. William Walp died Saturday morning after a lingering illness with consumption, aged thirty-six years, four months and eleven days. Deceased is survived by her parents, a kind husband and two sons and one daughter. The funeral took place on Wednesday morning, services being conducted by Rev. Roth, of Parryville, and Rev. Zuber, of Lehighton. She was a faithful and devout member of the Evangelical Church. Interment was made in the Towamensing cemetery. Those left to mourn have the sympathy of the community in this dark hour of their affliction.
Throughout The Valley. Mrs. Harriet Price, widow of the late Judge Samuel B. Price, died at her home at Mauch Chunk on Wednesday afternoon of heart failure.
Throughout The Valley. Eva Weiss, the young daughter of Mrs. Charles Weiss, of Brodheadsville, was burned to death during the mother's absence from the kitchen, Sunday.
Aquashicola. The youngest son of Ira Kistler died last week and was buried in the Towamensing cemetery on Monday afternoon. Rev. Rupp of the Reformed church officiated.
Volume 12, Number 16, Friday, February 4, 1898
Purely Personal. Mrs. John T. Nusbaum attended the funeral of a relative at Weatherly on Monday.
Purely Personal. Misses Emmaline, Sallie, Clara, Gussie and Floy Clauss, Mrs. Wm. E. Ash, Mrs. A. T. Noll, and Messrs. M. G. Clauss, John E. Miller and Charles D. Mertz were at Catasauqua on Tuesday attending the funeral of Mrs. Thos. M. Jenkins, daughter of Ex-Sheriff George Bower, of Lehigh County.
Across The Rippling Lehigh. Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Knerr and son Frank, of town, and Mrs. George Knerr, of Lehighton, attended the funeral of a relative at Easton on Sunday.
Across The Rippling Lehigh. Joseph Fenner and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Strohl, of town, Josiah Fenner, of Weatherly, Irvin Fenner, of Philadelphia, and Theo. Fenner, of Lehighton, attended the funeral of the late Wm. Fenner at Brodheadsville on Wednesday. Deceased was a son of Mrs. Susan Fenner and was aged 59 years.
Keystone State News Condensed. John McFadden, of Wilkesbarre aged 9 years, was afflicted with an ulcerated tooth. A dentists pulled it, blood poisoning ensued and the boy died a few days
Keystone State News Condensed. Augusta Mattes, aged ten, was killed the other day at Easton by being struck by a telephone pole falling from a wagon.
Parryville. A. D. Blose is all smiles over the arrival of a bouncing baby boy.
Parryville. Dr. and Mrs. E. F. Eshleman attended a double-wedding at Lynnport on Sunday.
Parryville. Miss Mattie Ritzy was tendered a surprise party at her home on Wednesday evening, the occasion being her 19th birthday anniversary. Those present were, Misses Sallie Brown, Nora and Mary Blose, Beulah Brown, Bertie Snyder, Agnes Ritzy, Alvenia, Esther, and Sallie Montz, and Tillie Pettie, Messrs. George Schabo, Fred Koch, Charles Miller, Harry Lynn, Charles Brown, and John Phifer. The evening was spent in playing games after which refreshments were served. Those present had a good time.
Aquashicola. David Ziegenfuss and wife, Jacob Snyder and wife and Newton Kemerer attended the family reunion of Mrs. Shoenberger who celebrated her 70th birthday at Big Creek on Thursday.
Aquashicola. William Green, who suffered a stroke of paralysis three years ago, died on Monday morning. The funeral was held Thursday morning in the Towamensing church. Interment was made in the cemetery near the church. The pall bearers were William Buck, Ephriam Strohl, Newton Kemerer and Oliver Blose.
Big Creek. On Wednesday evening of last week a party was given in honor of the twenty-third anniversary of Pierce Solt's birthday at the home of his parents. The evening was spent very pleasantly by all.
Volume 12, Number 17, Friday, February 11, 1898
Week's News Condensed. Mrs. Levi Geiger was tendered a surprise party by a number of her friends on Monday evening in honor of her birthday anniversary.
Week's News Condensed. Mr. and Mrs. George Neifert mourn the death of their little three-year-old son, which occurred on Sunday. Interment was made at Quakake on Wednesday.
Week's News Condensed. Miss Sarah Riegel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Johan Riegel, was tendered a birthday surprise party last Saturday evening at her home on Carbon street. A large number of the young lady's friends were present.
Week's News Condensed. Mrs. Wm. Exner, of Beaver Run, died yesterday morning aged about twenty two years. Death was due to consumption.
Relieved Of Suffering.A Well Known Summit Hill Resident Takes an Over Dose of Laudanum.
Gideon Miller, a well known resident of Summit Hill, died Sunday afternoon at the home of his step sister, Mrs. George Kreitz, Third street, Lehighton. Deceased was a great sufferer from cancer. He had been to the hospital for treatment, but the physicians pronouced case a hopeless one and he became very despondent. He stopped off here to visit his sister and during Saturday night suffered great pain. He was given a small dose of laudanum to relieve him. When his attendants left him for a few minutes he grabbed the bottle and swallowed its contents which consisted of an ounce and a half of the deadly poison. A physician was immediately summoned but the case was a hopeless one and he died Sunday. His family consisting of a wife and nine children six single and three married, live on Fell street, Summit Hill. The unfortunate man was born and reared in the Bloomingdale Valley and was 52 years of age. For the past several years he had been making a living as a veterinary surgeon, and trading in horses and poultry. The remains were taken to his home from Lehighton Monday afternoon. The funeral was held on Wednesday.
Death of a Veteran. Levi Fritzinger, a well known resident of East Penn, died suddenly Tuesday afternoon of heart failure at the home of his son-in-law, Edward Schultz in South Lehighton. Deceased was a veteran of the late war and served his country with Co. L. 202d Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. He was a member of Col. John D. Bertolette Post 484, G. A. R. of town and that organization will attend the funeral in a body tomorrow (Saturday) morning at 9 30 o'clock from the residence of Mr. Schultz in South Lehighton. Deceased was aged 72 years.
Switch Back Manager Dead.Henry J. Mumford died at the American Hotel, Mauch Chunk, on Sunday night after a
lingering illness. Deceased was born at Chatham, Pa., in 1844. Together with his brother years ago they conducted the New Berlin Division of the Midland Railrway, now known as the New York Western and Ontario.
In 1879 they came to Mauch Chunk and leased the Switch Back Railway from the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company. The road was about to be abandoned when the Mumfords took charge, but under their skilled management the road began to boom and did much to make Mauch Chunk and the Switch Back famous.
Across The Rippling Lehigh. The two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ulysses Krum died on Tuesday night of brain fever.
Across The Rippling Lehigh. An infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Arner, of Long Run, was buried in Union Hill Cemetery on Thursday morning.
Across The Rippling Lehigh. Mrs. Otto Wittge, Sr., aged 52 years, died Saturday night of consumption at her home at Stemlersville. The funeral took place Wednesday afternoon. Services were held in the Lutheran Church, Rev. J. H. Longacre officiating, assisted by Rev. H. E. Moyer, of Aquashicola. Interment was made in the North Weissport cemetery. Deceased was the the mother of Mrs. Charles Leopold, of town.
Keystone State News Condensed. Vardella Frick, aged 22, a daughter of Ephraim Frick, a farmer, wandered from home at Reading the other day during a fit of melancholy and was next morning found frozen to death in a public road near Boyertown.
Throughout The Valley. The wife of A. W. Sheetz, a well known Grand Army man, residing at Mauch Chunk was buried at that place on Saturday.
Throughout The Valley. Constant brooding over ill health led Jacob Hottenstine, one of the wealthy citizens of Allentown, to commit suicide by hanging himself on the third floor of the Eagle Hotel stable, on Wednesday.
Throughout The Valley. Charles Peltz, aged 60 years, employed as car inspector for the Lehigh Coal & Navigation Company, at Lansford, was instantly killed Monday afternoon. While fixing a brake on a car which was standing in the yard another train pushed against the car, throwing him under the wheels. His arms and legs were cut off and he was badly mangled.
Bowmanstown. Our people are greatly exercised over the report that a man by the name of Gumbert who died recently at Weatherly, confessed on his deathbed to the killing of Harry Blose at this place several years ago. Blose's slayer was never detected and the alleged confession is believed by many to be true. The old maximum “murder will out” is applicable in this case.
Volume 12, Number 18, Friday, February 18, 1898
Week's News Condensed. Our old friend Valentine Schwartz celebrated his birthday on Monday and he held a family re-union. Mr. Schwartz claims to be a direct descendant of the honorable Saint.
Week's News Condensed. Miss Crete Wheatley was tendered a pleasant little sociable last Saturday evening, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Wheatley Fourth Street, the occasion being in honor of her fifteenth birthday anniversary. Among the guests were: Misses Myra and Anna Druckemiller, Mattie Koch, Mamie Rex, Lillie McCormick, Carrie Meitzler, Helen Heydt, Nellie Bryan, Florence Schaffer and Esther Gable. Before departing the guests were treated to refreshments.
Purely Personal. Aaron Krum was at Allentown on Saturday where he attended the funeral of a relative.
Purely Personal. Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Dickinson and daughter, Miss Florence are on an extended visit to relatives and friends at Scranton. On Monday evening they assisted in receiving guests to the silver wedding anniversary of Mrs. Dickinson's brother, M. L. Fine, one of the leading citizens of that city.
Drowned at Packerton. While playing on the ice at the Beaver Run dam last Thursday afternoon Gordon, the eight year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Kramer, of Packerton, fell in and was drowned. The funeral of the unfortunate little fellow took place Saturday afternoon, Rev. M. A. Tolman, of Mauch Chunk, officiating. Interment was made in the Lehighton Cemetery.
To The Public.The report that Alvin J. Gumbert, who died at Weatherly recently had confessed to the
killing of Harry Blose at Bowmanstown, is untrue. The deceased made no confession. This denial is made for the purpose of removing all doubts as to whether Gumbert killed Blose.
Respectfully, Jonas Gumbert, Ashfield, Pa.
Nis Hollow. An infant child of Charles Miller died on Monday. Interment will be made on Saturday.
Nis Hollow. Mrs. Wm .Warner and daughter, Ada, attended the funeral of a relative at Catasauqua on Tuesday.
Big Creek. Edwin Zeigenfus and Miss Louisa Wert, of Walcksville were married on Saturday afternoon at Weissport, by Rev. J. H. Longacre. We wish the young couple many days of joy and happiness. A banquet was held on Wednesday evening at the Walcksville Temperance house.
Keystone State News Condensed. Jacob J. Tottenstein, aged 50 years, a hat dealer and former landlord of the Eagle hotel at Allentown, hanged himself in his stable while suffering from melancholia.
Throughout The Valley. The body of Frederick Scheibler, who was buried in a cave-in in the Penlyn slate quarry, Slatington, five weeks ago, was recovered on Saturday morning. The body was remarkably well preserved.
Normal Square. Huldah May, the three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Frantz, died on Friday and was buried on Tuesday at Ben Salem cemetery, Rev. T. N. Reber officiating.
Normal Square. John H. Miller, the well known farmer and butcher, of this valley, died Sunday after an illness of only three days with inflamation of the intestines. Deceased was aged 42 years and leaves a wife and several children to mourn his death. The funeral will take place on Saturday, Rev. W. H. Strauss officiating. Interment will be made in Ben Salem cemetery.
Volume 12, Number 19, Friday, February 25, 1898
Week's News Condensed. The nine months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Arntst, of Bankway died on Sunday of convulsions and was buried on Tuesday. The family recently moved to town from Easton.
Week's News Condensed. Harry E. Trainer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Trainer, and Miss Mame, the estimable daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Jeremiah Roth, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony on Tuesday afternoon at Allentown. The ceremony was performed by Rev. E. H. Kistler at the residence of Mrs. Kistler's parents. Both bride and groom are among our most popular young people, the former being an efficient teacher in our public schools. Mr. and Mrs. Trainer have the best wishes of a large circle of friends for a happy and prosperous married life.
Purely Personal. Patrick F. Clark, Postmaster Clauss and Jonathan Kistler attended the funeral of the late Daniel Mulhearn at Lansford on Wednesdsay.
Celebrated Their Tin Wedding. The home of Mr. and Mrs. Ira Everett on North Second street presented a holiday appearance on Tuesday evening, the occasion being the celebration of their tin wedding. The day falling on Washington's birthday a number of the guests were attired in dress of the days of “76”. This and the decorations lent great merriment to the festivities and after several hours of enjoyment the guests were seated before a table well laden with all the delicacies of the season. The presents were numerous. These were present: Thos. Harleman, Sr. and wife, George Everett, Wm. Harleman and wife and children, Jackson Everett and wife, Wm. Long and wife, T. J. Seifert and wife, C. W. Kreidler and wife, Miss Gussie Everett, Miss Martha Everett and Chas. D. Martz of town and Thos. J. Harleman Jr. and wife, L. J. Harleman and wife, George Engleman and wife, Mrs. William Zimmerman, Arthur Clauss and wife, Misses Rosetta Burns, Ida Ervin, Ella Dillinger, Annabel McDaniel, Carrie Yohe, Sadie Harleman and Alice Ditterline and Messrs. Guy Harleman and Jno. F. Miller of Packerton. A Klondiker in the person of O. Weiss also put in an appearance.
Across The Rippling Lehigh. Irvin Kromer, aged fifty three years, died at his home at Long Run on Tuesday night from a complication of diseases. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon, Revs. Krick and Longacre officiating.
Across The Rippling Lehigh. Emma, the eight year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Straussberger, of Union Hill, died on Sunday of diphtheria. The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon. The services were held in the Lutheran Church, Rev. J. H. Longacre officiating.
New Mahoning. Stephen Fenstermacher, Sr., and wife attended the funeral of John Miller at East Penn on Saturday.
Throughout The Valley. Daniel Mulhearn, the well known hotel keeper of Lansford, and a brother of ex-County Treasurer Jim T. Mulhearn was buried on Wednesday.
Throughout The Valley. A baby was born at Stroudsburg last week that weighed only a pound and a half. It looks like a doll. A finger ring can be slipped over its hand and its head is the size of an ordinary orange.
Aquashicola. Jacob Fogel and Richard Green were all smiles last. Cause: the former was presented with a bouncing baby boy; the latter with a bright baby girl.
Parryville. Mrs. Henry Endy, who died recently at Tamaqua was well known in this vicinity, being a former resident of this place. The Beltz families of Hazards, were in attendance at the funeral. The husband of deceased is sorely afflicted with rheumatism.
Parryville. In honor of the 36th birthday anniversary of Mrs. Theo. Pettit, a number of her friends assembled at her home on Centre street on Monday evening. Guests from Easton, Delano, Elkley, Dunbar and town were present. Various games were indulged in after which the party were refreshed by all the delicacies of the season.
Volume 12, Number 20, Friday, March 4, 1898
Week's News Condensed. Councilman Otto Ditmar is receiving many congratulations upon the arrival of a bouncing baby boy in his family.
Week's News Condensed. Jacob Schweitzer, of town, and Miss Rose PoHammil, of Pittsburg, were united in marriage on Sunday by Rev. J. H. Kuder.
Week's News Condensed. The young friends of Florence Bartolett gathered at her home on Tuesday evening to celebrate her seventh birthday. The evening was spent in playing the games in which children delight.
Week's News Condensed. A surprise party was tendered Mr. Edward Ohl, Third street, on Tuesday evening, it being the sixty first anniversary of his birth. The guests spent a social evening in pleasant conversation after which they were bidden to present themselves before a table that would have done justice to a professional culinary artist.
Purely Personal. Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Hess attended the funeral of a relative at Bethlehem on Wednesday.
Architect Rudrauff Dead. Peter Rudrauff, a well-known Wilkes-Barre architect, formerly master painter for the Central Railroad Company, died suddenly in his office at 11:40 o'clock Tuesday morning. He was associated with Benjamin Davey and drew up the plans and specifications for the handsome first ward school building in Lehighton.
Across The Ripling Lehigh. Mrs. William Reed attended the funeral of a relative at Stroudsburg this week.
Across The Rippling Lehigh. Elmer Arner is the happy dad of a bouncing baby boy. “Dubby” is shaking hands with everybody.
Across The Rippling Lehigh. Harry Welsh, a well known resident of the east side died suddenly Tuesday night, aged about 53 years. Death was due to heart failure. Deceased conducted a small confectionery store. The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon. Services will be held in the United Evangelical Church.
Keystone State News Condensed. The body of Henry Bressler arrived for interment at Williamsport one day last week, and with it came a peculiar story of his death. Bressler and a man named Lupro were talking. Lupro was standing “at rest” with a shotgun. Lupro's little boy stepped up behind him and pulled the grigger. The lead took effect in Bressler's side and he lived only eight hours.
Keystone State News Condensed. In attempting to board a moving train in the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad yards at Williamsport, the other day, William Livers, aged 11 years, was killed. His body struck a switch target and he was thrown beneath the cars. His twin brother pulled him from beneath the train.
New Mahoning. Tilghman Balliet is being congratulated on account of the arrival of a bouncing baby boy in his family.
Throughout The Valley. Probably the first marriage license ever issued to a colored man and white woman in Monroe county was granted Edward Posten and Lizzie William, last week by Prothonotary Decker.
Throughout The Valley. Charles Lobien, a well known farmer of Bloomingdale Valley met a tragic death while coming down the Summit Hill mountain on Monday. He was hauling timber when the seat of the wagon slipped throwing him to the ground and breaking his neck.
Volume 12, Number 21, Friday, March 11, 1898
Week's News Condensed. Mrs. Margaret, wife of Frederick Schmidt, died early Sunday morning after a long and painful illness with gangrene, aged 78 years. Deceased was born in Germany, in 1820, and came to this country in 1846, residing in Philadelphia. She enjoyed the acquaintance of a large circle of friends. Besides the husband these children survive, Mrs. Edgar Bamford, Nesquehoning; Mrs. William Eckhart, Mrs. William Volber, Miss, Carrie Smith and George Smith, all of Philadelphia. The funeral took place Wednesday afternoon from her late home on South First street and was largely attended. Rev. J. H. Kuder of the Lutheran Church, of which deceased was a member for almost half a century, conducted the service.
Across The Rippling Lehigh. Aaron Snyder is happy over the safe arrival of a young son.
New Mahoning. William Miller, of Normal, and Miss Mary Davidson, of this place, were united in marriage on Saturday.
Throughout The Valley. Amandus Breylogle, unmarried, aged 24 years and residing with his father at Lehige Gap, was fatally injured at a slate quarry at Heimbach's between Slatington and Berlinville, last week.
Nis Hollow. George Schoch is all smiles because his wife presented him with a baby girl.
Nis Hollow. Ervin Dreisbach, the Mahoning twirler, is the happy father of a bright baby girl.
Aquashicola. Henry George is the proud “dad” of a bouncing baby boy. He wears a smile ever since.
Aquashicola. The youngest son of Edwin Lichtenwalter, of Siegsfried, was buried in the Towamensing cemetery on Thursday.
Aquashicola. Dr. Schlesman, who opened an office here left for Shenandoah last week where he attended the funeral of his father.
Aquashicola. Ralph, the youngest son of George Kleintop, died on Sunday morning and was buried in the Towamensing cemetery on Thursday morning. Rev. Rupp, the Reformed pastor
conducted the service.
Sittlers. Lewis Hunsicker is the happy dad of a baby girl.
Parryville. Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Peters attended the funeral of the latter's father at Treichlersville this week.
Volume 12, Number 22, Friday, March 18, 1898
Week's News Condensed. Howard U. Graver was made happy several days ago by the advent of a baby girl in his family.
Aged Lady Dead at Big Creek. Mrs. Dainel Walck died last Sunday evening of paralysis at the residence of Harry Sauers. The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon and was largely attended. Interment took place in Big Creek Cemetery, Rev. J. H. Longacre officiated. She was aged 92 years, 2 months, 22 days. Deceased is survived by seven sons, four daughters, fifty-eight grand children, sixty-four great grand children and one great great grand child.
Keystone State News Condensed. Joseph Weaver, a farmer of Lisard, a village ten miles from Tamaqua, was shot and killed last week by an unknown tramp. Weaver found the man sleeping in the barn, and ordered him to leave. The tramp fired, and Weaver died almost instantly. The tramp escaped, and a posse of farmers is searching for him.
Keystone State news Condensed. Roy Gehrig, of Milton, shot and perhaps fatally wounded Will B. Davis, of St. Clair, at Millersville a few days ago and then killed himself.
Death of C. O. Skeer.Mauch Chunk Loses Another of its Well Known Residents.
Mauch Chunk is in mourning for another of its most prominent and influential residents. C. O. Skeer, the well known banker and coal operator, who retired a few months ago from the board of directors of the Lehigh Valley Railroad died at his mansion on Broadway at 4 30 o'clock on Sunday morning. Death ensued from a complication of diseases due to his age. In a few months he would have been 80 years old. His health has been declining for some time.
Mr. Skeer's life was an active one. He began life poor and pennyless and in his younger days he associated with the late Asa Packer His rise to wealth and affluence was rapid. His name was prominently identified with Linderman, Skeer & Co, who operated the Stockton collieries. Deceased was twice married. His first wife was Miss Marion Blakslee, a sister to James I. Blakslee and an adopted daughter of the late Asa Packer. Her death occurred in 1888. Their only daughter, Fannie, who had become the wife of W. R. Butler, died three years earlier. His second marriage was to Mrs. Ellen Walter and she with his two sisters are the only surviving relatives. He is reported to be worth about $1,500,000. The funeral, which occurred on Wednesday was private.
Parryville. Levi Schoenberger is all smiles over the arrival of a bouncing baby boy.
Parryville. William Remaly is all smiles over the arrival of a bouncing baby boy. “Billy” is
alrerdy teaching him how to use the hammer.
Parryville. Adam Diehl, of Beltzville, and Miss Green, an accomplished young daughter of Amos Green, Towamensing, were married here on Sunday by Rev. J. G. Rupp.
Parryville. Charles Miller and Miss Sallie, the estimable daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Brown, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony on Saturday evening, at the home of the bride's parents. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J. G. Rupp. Both bride and groom are among our most popular young people and have the best wishes of their many friends for a happy and prosperous married life. They received many valuable presents in silver.
Big Creek. Elias Schnell was made happy last week by his wife presenting him with a baby girl.
Big Creek. Mrs. John Strohl attended the funeral of a grand child in Monroe county last week.
Big Creek. Reuben Solt, aged about 75 years, an old resident of this vicinity died on Sunday at his home at Phifer's Corner and was buried in the North Weisspot cemetery on Wednesday afternoon. Rev. J. H. Longacre officiated. Deceased was well and favorably known.
Big Creek. George H. Wert the well known humorist, of Walcksville and Miss Sallie Ginder, of East Penn, who were married on the 3rd of March at Weissport by Rev. J. H. Longacre, left for Wilkes Barre last week where they will start housekeeping. The young couple have the best wishes of their many friends over life's tempestious sea.
Big Creek. Henry Miller, aged about 70 years, who resided on his son-in-law's farm, on Indian Hill, formerly Major Klotz's farm, was buried on Wednesday of last week. Services were held in Zion's Evangelical Church, Mauch Chunk, Presiding Elder B. F. Bohner officiated. Services were held at the house by Rev. White. The deceased was born in Germany came to this country when a young man. He is survived by a wife and two daughters.
Bowmanstown. Lewis Guldner, of Hazards, buried his two-year-old child on Tuesday. Rev. Brenig officiated.
Volume 12, Number 23, Friday, March 25, 1898
Week's News Condensed. Clinton McGregory, of North Third street, is the proud father of a brand new baby boy.
Week's News Condensed. Wm. B. Campbell, of Bankway, is happy over the arrival of a young son in his family.
Week's News Condensed. Mrs. Lizzie, wife of C. D. Kreamer, of Colorado, died last Thursday of consumption at the home of her sister, Mrs. H. J. Danzer, at Beaver Run, aged 40 years, 6 months and 10 days. She went west six years ago where she contracted consumption. In September she again returned east with her husband. The funeral took place on Sunday.
Purely Personal. Mr. and Mrs. John Geggus, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Geggus and H. L. Geggus attended the funeral of a relative at Perkasie last Thursday.
Stees a Maine Victim.The Shamokin Daily Herald is responsible for the report that Harry Stees was one of the
victims of the battleship Maine disaster. It says: Stees' home was in Harrisburg, and he came to the coal metropolis early in the season with Pitcher Robert Durnbaugh from Lehighton, where they played excellent ball as pitcher and catcher respectively. Upon their arrival in Shamokin the young men were dressed in cadet uniforms and attracted unusual attention. Both were very gentlemanly and excellent ball players. After playing several weeks here Stees left town and returned to Lehighton, from whence he went to his home in Harrisburg shortly afterwards enlisting in the navy as apprentice on the ill fated war vessel. Mrs. Harry Stees mother of the victim who lost his life in the Maine disaster, is anxious to learn of Durnbaugh's residence.”
For Mrs. Stees' enlightenment we would say that Robert Durnbaugh has been in Allentown nearly all winter and his address can no doubt be procured from the manager of the Allen base ball club.
Three Weissport Sociables. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Rickert were tendered a pleasant surprise party on Monday evening in honor of the first anniversary of their marriage. An enjoyable time was had by all present. They were: Rev. W. A. C. Eby, Mr. and Mrs. Levi Horn, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Horn, Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Rickert, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Strausburger, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. D. Rishel, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Handwerk, Mrs. Geoge Hontz, Mrs. Frank Erwin, Mrs. John Zern, Mrs. Frank Laury, Mrs. John Auge, Mrs. John W. Heller, Mrs. Sarah Faust, Mrs. Lewis Trainer, Mrs. David Christman, Misses Sophia Leonard, Ida Trainer, Tuleika, Faust, Edna Heinrick, Minnie Rishel, Florence Faust, Elanor Laury, Edna Laury, Lottie Heller, Lulu Heller, Mame Horn, Ella Deibert, Messrs. Franklin Heinrich, Shelton Faust, Lero Faust, Lewis Horn, John Auge, Miles Rickert.
Across The Rippling Lehigh. Pierce Taylor, of Mauch Chunk, a conductor on the Central, and Miss Mary Mangold, of Franklin, were married Tuesday evening at the residence of the bride. The groom is a popular Chunker and an enthusiastic rooter for that town's base ball club. The many friends of the young couple wish them much happiness.
Across The Rippling Lehigh. The death of Mrs. John Arner last Friday caused a shadow of gloom to perface this community of which she was a well known and respected resident. Mrs. Arner was a sufferer for some time with a sore foot caused by gangrene, which gave her much pain. A few weeks ago it was found necessary to amputate a toe. This brought her only temporary relief and her condition became rapidly worse. She was the mother of eight sons and two daughters the following of whom survive: Oscar, John, Bert, Daniel, Charles, Douglas, William and Elmer and Mrs. Mary Moser, of Pittston, Mrs. B. K. Culton, of town, and Mrs. E. H. Snyder, of Lehighton are sisters. Deceased was aged 66 years, 1 month and 4 days. The funeral took place Monday afternoon, services being held in the United Evangelical Church, Rev. W. K. Edleman and Rev. T. H. Krick, officiating. Interment was made in the Union Hill cemetery. The funeral was largely attended.
Keystone State News Condensed. Charles O. Skeers, the millionaire coal operator, and an ex-director of the Lehigh Valley Railroad Company, died Monday at his home in Mauch Chunk. He
was born in Luzerne county in 1818 and came here in 1842. He was twice married, his first wife being the adopted daughter of Asa Packer, and his second, Mrs. S. Frank Walter, who survives him.
Bowmanstown. Mrs. Isaac Y. Ux attended the funeral of Mrs John Arner at Weissport.
Sittlers. William Yoxheimer is the proud “dad” of a baby girl.
Sittlers. Grant Semmel and Miss Ida Ebbert were united in marriage on last Saturday.
New Mahoning. Aron Zimmerman was attending the funeral of a friend at Lewiston on Sunday.
Aquashicola. The youngest son of Ammon Green of White Hall was buried in the Towamensing cemetery on Saturday.
Aquashicola. A young pedagogue made his appearance in the family of William Silliman on Monday. The happy dad is all smiles.
Volume 12, Number 24, Friday, April 1, 1898
Week's News Condensed. Miss Nettie Schaffer gave a party to a number of friends at her home on South First street in honor of the anniversary of her birth.
Week's News Condensed. J. Albert Durling and Miss Lulu Kuhns, a well known and highly respected young couple, will shortly realize the profound happiness of matrimonial bliss. In advance we tender congratulations.
Week's News Condensed. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Guldner residing in the Brick Row, Packerton lost their third child by death on Saturday. The last one which was the baby, had been suffering with measels for several weeks. It recovered slightly, when pneumonia set in and snatched its life away. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the entire community.
Week's News Condensed. Mrs. Susan Bowman, a step-sister to John S. and F. Pierce Lentz, and widow of the late David Bowman, who was one of the pioneers of this section, died Sunday at her home in Mahanoy City, past 80 years of age. She was the mother of a large family of children, seven of whom survive. The remains were interred in the family plot in Lehighton cemetery yesterday afternoon.
Week's News Condensed. Mrs. Julia Rehrig, widow of the late Ephraim Rehrig, died during Tuesday night at her home on North Fourth street, aged about 65 years. She had been failing in health for some time but became seriously ill only last week. Her husband, who was for many years a blacksmith in the Packerton shops, died about eight years ago at Packerton. She is survived by eight children, all of whom are grown and have families. They are Jefferson, of Allentown; Alexander, of Packerton; Mrs. H. S. Rinker, East Mauch Chunk; Mrs. W. A. Nuss, Weatherly; Mrs. Milton Trainer, Easton, and Mrs. Howard Diefenderfer, Mrs. Irvin Schoch,
and Mrs. George Sanders, of town.
Died from Burns. Gertrude, the six year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Al. Smuthers residing in one of Thos. Koons' houses near the Lehighton-Weissport bridge, died Sunday from the effect of burns received last week. The little girl was playing near a fire and in some manner her dress was ignited and before the flames were extinguished her legs and the lower portion of her body was horribly burned.
Father Of Seventeen.Was Willian Ronemus Who Died At His Home in Nis Hollow.
William Ronemus, a well known farmer residing near the Dry Tavern, East Penn township, died Monday. He had been afflicted with cancer of the intestines for a long time and was confined to his bed since the holidays. He was aged 65 years, 2 months and 28 days.
Deceased was born in Germany and came to this country about thirty years ago. He has been a resident of Nis Hollow for nearly twenty years and until last fall was employed as night watchman at the Packerton shops which position he held for fifteen years. He was twice married and was the father of seventeen children all of whom are living excepting one. Those by the first wife are John, James and William, of Nesquehoning; Mrs. Joseph Phillips and Mrs. Reuben Miller, of Lansford, and Mrs. David Ebert, of Mahanoy City, Those by the second are Charles, Frank, Samuel, Robert, Lewis, Harvey, Sallie, Hattie, Catharine and Hattie, all at home.
The funeral will take place at 9:30 o'clock this morning. Interment will be made in Lehighton Cemetery.
Purely Personal. Mr. and Mrs. Al Yohe and daughter Miss Carrie, of Packerton, attended the funeral of a relatives at Allentown on Monday.
Horribly Mutilated. A man, supposed to be a tramp, and about forty-five years of age, was struck by the milk train one of the fastest trains on the road, about a hundred yards below the Lower Lehighton depot on Monday evening and literally ground to pieces. The features were unrecognizable as the head was cut in two. Fragments of skin and bones were scattered about the tracks and presented a sickening sight. The remains were gathered together and placed in a rough box and turned over the the poor authorities, who had the same interred in Lehighton cemetery. The unfortunate man had stopped at Isaac Miller's house in Koons' lane and secured a chew of tobacco. Mr. Miller told him the train would be along soon and warned him to be on the lookout. He laughingly replied that he was all right and passed down the track. In a few minutes he was a corpse.
Death of William King. Wm. King, one of this town's most respected residents, died at 1 o'clock yesterday morning, aged sixty-four years, eight months and fourteen days. Deceased was employed in the Lehigh Valley shops for many years, but on account of failing health relinquished his position about a year ago. He was a man of quiet disposition, attended strictly to his own business and consequently leaves a large circle of friends to mourn his death. He is survived by his wife. The funeral will take place at two o'clock Monday afternoon from his late residence on North First street. Services at the house conducted by Rev. J. Alvin Reber and Rev. T. H. Krick.
Parryville. Mrs. Joseph Chapman attended the funeral of a relative at Allentown on Monday.
Aquashicola. Milton Kuntzman is the proud dad of a bright baby girl.
Volume 12, Number 25, Friday, April 8, 1898
Week's News Condensed. The funeral of the late Joseph Fulton of Jamestown, took place on Sunday afternoon and was largely attended, Rev. Kuder officiated. Deceased was a veteran of the late war. A widow is left to mourn.
Week's News Condensed. Mrs. Elias Koons died at the home of her son in East Penn on Wednesday. She was the mother of R. L. and Cornelius Koons, of town, and Mrs. H. H. Musselman, of Weissport.
Purely Personal. Mrs. Catharine Rishel attended the funeral of a relative at Schuylkill Haven on Tuesday.
Purely Personal. Mr. and Mrs. Milton Trainer, of Easton, attended the funeral of the latter's mother at this place on Saturday.
Purely Personal. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. B. Rehrig, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hofford, Mr. and Mrs. Amandas Rehrig Mrs. Edwin McCormick and Mrs. Granville Rehrig attended the funeral of a relative at Slatington on Thursday.
Prominent Farmer Dead. Charle Straup, a well known and highly respected resident of Towamensing, suffered a stroke of apoplexy Sunday afternoon resulting in his death. He was 77 years of age last February. A wife, one son and a daughter survive. Deceased was a brother of H. T. Straup, of Lehighton, and was a prosperous farmer. The funeral took place yesterday morning, interment being made in Towamensing Cemetery.
Across The Rippling Lehigh. In honor of the 34th anniversary of his birth Milton Boyer was tendered a pleasant surprise party last Friday evening.
Wehr. Minnie Houser, of West Penn, and William Kressly of Steinsville were united in marriage on Monday.
Parryville. Mrs. C. J. Montz attended the funeral of a relative at East Weissport on Tuesday.
Parryville. On the occasion of his birthday anniversary, James Wagner treated our Band to a grand supper, which every member of that organization appreciated.
Aquashicola. Purietta Snyder and Miss Dianah Mehrkam, of this place were quietly married at the parsonage of Rev. Werner at Parryville on Monday evening.
Big Creek. Thomas Dorward Sr. of Rickertsville formerly of this vicinity, died last Saturday at the home of his daughter Mrs. Tilghman Markley. The funeral took place on Tuesday forenoon. Sevices were held in St Paul's church. Interment was made in the Big Creek Cemetery, Rev. J. G. Rupp officiating. He was aged 80 years, 8 months 28 daye. He is survived by three sons and
three daughters. Deceased was one of the organizers of St Paul's Union Sunday school about 28 years ago.
Volume 12, Number 26, Friday, April 15, 1898
Week's News Condensed. Milt G. Clauss is the happy dad of a bouncing baby boy.
Week's News Condensed. Prof. P. M. Graul is the happy father of a baby girl, which made its appearance last Friday.
Week's News Condensed. J. Albert Durling, son of Hon. And Mrs. A. J. Durling, and Miss Lulu, the estimable daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Kuhns were united in marriage at the home of the bride's parents, on North First street at high noon on Wednesday. Rev. I. U. Royer, pastor of the United Evangelical church, performed the ceremony in the presence of only the immediate relatives of the contracting parties. During the afternoon the happy young couple left on a short wedding tour. Upon their reutrn they will make their home with the groom's parents. They have the best wishes of a host of friends for a happy voyage of life's tempestous sea.
Across The Rippling Lehigh. The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. John Zellers, of Union Hill, was buried on Thursday afternoon. Rev. W. A. C. Eby officiated.
Keystone State News Condensed. A trolley car which jumped the track at Watsontown, Northumberland county, fatally crushed William Maggs, who was standing on the front platform, against a pole.
Throughout The Valley. Mr. and Mrs. James I. Blakeslee celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at Mauch Chunk, Sunday.
Aquashicola. Purietta Snyder who married lately was serenaded on Friday evening. The boys had a jolly time afterward.
Volume 13, Number 1, Friday, April 22, 1898
Week's News Condensed. Otto G. Wittge and Miss Barbara Lechler, an estimable young couple will be married at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Adam Lechler, at Jamestown, on May 5th.
Week's News Condensed. Charles Durkes of Packerton, and Miss Agnes, the estimable daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Isenman were married at high noon yesterday in the Catholic Church, Rev. William Hammecke officiating. The ceremony was witnessed by only a few of the relatives and friends of the young couple. The bride was beautifully attired as was also the bridesmaid Miss Emma Isenman. Charles Obert, Jr., was the groom's best man.
Purely Personal. Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Olewine attended the funeral of a relative at Bethlehem on Wednesday.
Murder and Suicide. Near Bethlehem on Monday, John Repscher, aged 35 years, shot and killed Dallas Blose, aged 45. Repscher then attemped to kill his own father, and, to avoid arrest commited suicide. He was drunk at the time. Repscher was discharged from work a few weeks ago by Blose, who was foreman on the Lehigh Canal. Blose's mother lives at Hazards, this county and is greatly shocked at the tragic death of her son.
Across The Rippling Lehigh. Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Hongen attended the funeral of a relative at Bethlehem last week.
Across The Rippling Lehigh. Milton Emery and wife were at Bethlehem on Tuesday attending the funeral of a relative.
Across The Rippling Lehigh. Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Leonberger were at Mauch Chunk this morning attending the funeral of the latter's mother, Mrs. Michael Carrigan.
Keystone State News Condensed. Michael Murtha, a young Irishman, and Antonia Romelo, an Italian, got into a heated argument at Pittston over the Cuban question. Murtha said that the United States navy could whip the combined navies of Spain and Italy. This angered Romelo so that he pulled a stiletto and fatally stabbed Murtha in the abdomen.
Throughout The Valley. Joseph W. Bretz, night yard master for the Central Railroad at Mauch Chunk, died suddenly of heart failure on Saturday at his home at that place.
Bowmanstown. The entire community is shocked at the sad and tragic death of Dallas Blose near Freemansburg. He was well known here. His mother is living at Hazard an was greatly shocked when informed of the murder of her son. His father died about four years ago.
Bowmanstown. Oscar, the little son of James and Emma Arner, died Monday afternoon aged 4 years, 2 months and 18 days. The funeral took place Thursday afternoon interment being made at Big Creek, Rev. S. A. Zuber, of Allentown, officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Arner have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement.
Aquashicola. A young slater made his appearance in the family of William Parsons on Monday.
Volume 13, Number 2, Friday, April 29, 1898
Week's News Condensed. Al. Walbert, of Bankway, is happy over the arrival of a bouncing baby boy.
Week's News Condensed. Miss Lena DeTschirschky will be married on the 8th of May at the home of her mtoher on Second street to Fritz Bower, a baker from East Mauch Chunk.
Across The Rippling Lehigh. David Schaffer attended the funeral of a relative at Bethlehem on Saturday.
Normal Square. A certain young man, of New Mahoning, was afraid he would be called to war,
but to get ahead of the call he was married last Sunday. Now he thinks he need not go.
New Mahoning. Brinton Arner and wife were attending the funeral of a relative at Orwigsburg on Friday.
Sittlers. Samuel Stump and Dora Wertman were united in marriage last Saturday.
Sittlers. Cornelius Miller's child aged 9 months was buried last Tuesday, T. N. Reber officiating.
Aquashicola. Dallas Blose who was shot at Freemansburg last week was buried in the Towamensing cemetery on Friday morning. The deceased was aged 39 years 6 months and 13 days.
Aquashicola. John Smith an old resident of Lehigh Gap died on Sunday morning of paralysis of the heart and was buried in the Towamensing cemetery on Wednesday morning. Rev. Moyer conducted the service. The deceased was aged 79 years 3 months and 10 days. Jeremiah Kern, Osville Kern, Joseph Heimbach and Eugene Ziegenfus were the pall bearers.
Towamensing. Mrs. Daniel Boyer, a widow, who resided with her son Joseph, near Kunkletown, died on Friday. The deceased was aged 72 years, 11 month and 11 days. The funeral took place on Tuesday morning at the Jerusalem's Church. Rev. H. E. Moyer, of the Lutheran church officiating.
Volume 13, Number 3, Friday, May 6, 1898
Week's News Condensed. Otto Wittge and Miss Barbara Lechler were united in marriage at the home of the bride's parents at Jamestown yesterday afternoon. Their many friends join in wishing them much happiness.
Week's News Condensed. George Raworth, one of this town's oldest residents, died on Tuesday morning at his home on the flats, aged 75 years and 26 days. Deceased had been ill for some time suffering with a complication of diseases due to his advanced age. A widow, three daughters and two sons mourn his loss. He is the father of Edward Raworth, Lehighton's popular high constable. The funeral will be held from his late home this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. A. A. Thompson, of the M. E. Church, will conduct the last sad rites. Interment will be made in town cemetery.
Purely Personal. Mrs. Catharine Rishel and Mrs. Francis Kuhns attended the funeral of a relative at Schuylkill Haven yesterday.
Across The Rippling Lehigh. Fred Neal is the proud father of a bouncing baby girl.
Throughout The Valley. Levi Lentz, a prominent resident of Weatherly, fell off a house Tuesday morning, on which he was putting a new roof and sustained injuries from which he died a few hours later.
Parryville. Mrs. Thomas Snyder attended the funeral of her mother, on Monday who was killed at Bethlehem on night last week.
Parryville. In honor of his fifteenth birthday anniversary, a number of Frank E. Montz's schoolmates and friends tendered him a delightful surprise, Monday evening, May 2d. The young folks enjoyed themselves immensely. Various games were played after which refreshments were served. Those present were Misses Hazel Bauman, Helen Koch, Iva Peters, Sallie Remaly, Mira Snyder, Maggie Blose, Tillie, Esther, Sallie Florence and Eva Montz, Carrie Pettit and Sallie Snyder and Messrs. Robert Snyder, Ralph Peters, Walter Koch, Earl Snyder, Warren Brown, Irvin Fritzinger and Robert Montz. The young gentleman received many valuable gifts.
Aquashicola. Mrs. Susan Schaffer who was killed by a locomotive at Bethlehem last week was buried in the Towamensing cemetery on Monday.
Volume 13, Number 4, Friday, May 13, 1898
Week's News Condensed. Mrs. Fritzinger the aged mother of John and Aaron Fritzinger of Packerton, died at her home at that place on Wednesday night.
A Sad Death. Mrs. Blanche, the estimable young wife of Frank P. Semmel, Jr., proprietor of the Central Drug Store, passed away at 7.20 o'clock Sunday morning, after a brief illness, aged 18 years, 6 months and 20 days. Deceased gave birth to a baby girl Saturday afternoon and was apparently recovering. A sudden change in her condition, however, occurred in the evening and she became unconscious remaining in that state until her soul took its flight. Her untimely death caused a shadow of gloom to pervade the community and many were the expressions of sympathy for the young husband and father. Her father, two sisters and two brothers, all of Allentown, also survive. The funeral took place on Wednesday morning. Services were held at her late home on North Second street at 9 o'clock conducted by Rev. J. H. Kuder. The remains were conveyed to Allentown via the Lehigh Valley Railroad at 10 o'clock. Funeral services were held at the residence of her father William H Hamersly on North Eighth street, at 2.30 p. m. conducted by Rev. Hay and Rev. Kuder. Interment was made in the West End Cemetery. Numerous beautiful floral tributes attested the esteem in which the deceased was held in her native home. The pall bearers were William G. Mitchell, Milton G. Clauss, Charles L. Swartz, David McCormick, Henry P. Hontz and Charles D. Mertz.
Across The Rippling Lehigh. Mrs. Stephen Ziegenfus was tendered a pleasant birthday party on Saturday evening.
Across The Rippling Lehigh. Revs. C. W. Deibert and W. A. C. Eby attended the funeral of the late Rev. David Lentz at Allentowon yesterday.
Across The Rippling Lehigh. Rev. W. J. Edelman and Miss Mella R. Hertz, were married Thursday evening at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Obediah Hertz, No. 531 North Seventh street, Allentown, by Presiding Elder A. M. Stirk. The couple will occupy the house recently vacated by John F. Zern.
Across The Rippling Lehigh. Arthur Joseph, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Diebert, of Union Hill died Friday morning of pneumonia. The funeral services were held at the house on Monday morning conducted by Revs. Eby and Longacre, after which the remains were taken to Orwigsburg for burial at which place services were conducted by Rev. Eby.
Across The Rippling Lehigh. William Dreisbach, a life long resident of Franklin township, died of paralysis Monday, aged 72 years, 1 month and 16 days. He was a carpenter by trade and was employed at the Packerton shops for many years. The deceased leaves a widow, two sons and four daughters. The sons are Elmer, of Mauch Chunk, and Alfred, of East Weissport, and the daughters are Mrs. Alfred Weyhenmeyer and Mrs. William Weyhenmeyer, of Mauch Chunk, Mrs. Orlando Kemerer, of Big Creek, and Mrs. Thomas Deibert, East Weissport. The funeral was held on Thursday afternoon and was largely attended. Services were held in the People's Church at Phifer's Corner conducted by the pastor Rev. C. W. Heffner. Interment was made in the Union Hill Cemetery.
Keystone State News Condensed. The Halsted mine of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Company at Duryea was the scene of an accident the other evening which killed John Monghan, Stephen Jenkins and John Titus. The men were engaged in repairing the lining of the shaft, which had been damaged by the cave-in last week. Heavy timbers were being lowered, the rope attached to them slipped off, and the timbers struck the platform upon which the three workmen were standing, with great force, demolishing it and precipitating the men to the bottom of the shaft, a distance of 300 feet. The bodies were horribly mangled.
Throughout The Valley. The wife of Wm. Adams, the well known Lehigh Valley conductor, was buried at Easton this week.
Throughout The Valley. Rev. David Lentz died at his home at Emaus Sunday, aged sixty three years. He was a member of the Evangelical Conference and was widely known.
New Mahoning. Adam Eberts is the proud father of a bright baby girl.
New Mahoning. Matthew Erwin, one of our oldest resident, died of consumption at the home of his brother Thomas Erwin. Interment was made at Summit Hill on Thursday.
Volume 13, Number 5, Friday, May 20, 1898
Week's News Condensed. Ed. H. Christman is happy over the arrival of a young son in his family.
Week's News Condensed. The funeral services of the late Mrs. Catharine Fritzinger, the aged mother of John and Aaron Fritzinger were held at her late home at Packerton on Sunday afternoon, Rev. J. Alvin Reber officiating. The interment was made in the Heidelburg Cemetery, the cortege leaving for that place at three o'clock Monday morning.
Purely Personal. Mrs. J. H. Brader attended the wedding of her brother at Easton on Wednesday.
Somebody's BlunderCaused Serious Injury to a Party of Sleeping Railroad Men.
Some railroader's negligence caused a frightful accident near the Lehighton round house early Tuesday morning which resulted in the serious injury of a number of men and the wrecking of eleven cabooses. As is customary a number of cabooses were lying in a siding opposite the coal dump. Several of them were occupied by a party of railroaders, members of crews that take trains from Lehighton to Jersey City and back again and then take a passenger train for home. Monday night their train came in so late that they missed their chance to ride home so they slept in these cabooses. About four o'clock in the morning engine No. 7, came along and ran into the switch which had been carelessly left open and collied with the cabooses, and wrecking eleven of them. In one of them were sleeping John Schaffer and Benjamin Carrington, engineers; William Grubb, conductor; Harry Jones, Harry Phillips and Charles Sorg, firemen, and Nicholas Mish, brakeman. All of them were more or less injured, Schaffer seriously. They were all taken on the 6 34 A. M. train to the Easton Hospital.
Schaffer, who lives at South Easton, had his two legs and arm fractured. Carrington, of Easton, was badly cut about the head and face; Grubb, of Freemansburg, right knee cap injured; Sorg, of South Bethlehem, badly cut about the head and body, and Jones and Phillips, of South Easton, tendons in the neck torn. All the men, with the exception of Schaffer, were thrown out of the caboose for distances varying from ten to fifteen feet. Carrington was thrown clear through one of the windows.
Schaffer died at the Easton Hospital Wednesday morning. He was 47 years of age and leaves a wife and six children He was a brother to Mrs. David Voorhees, of Lehighton, and the accident happened only a short distance from her home. None of the other men's injuries are liable to be fatal.
Amos Eaches Dead. Amos Eaches, a well known citizen of this vicinity, died Saturday afternoon at his home in East Weissport after an illness of several weeks with stomach troubles, aged seventy-two years, two months and twenty days. A widow survives. The funeral took place onTuesday afternoon services being held in the United Evangelical Church, Rev. W. J. Edleman, officiating. Interment was made in the Weissport cemetery. Deceased was a contractor and builder and erected a number of buildings in this section, among them being the Lehighton public school building.
A Bashful Benedict. A story is being told about a farmer of Penn Forest who recently married a lady in
Bowmanstown. After the wedding guests had all departed, the groom placed himself in a chair behind the stove, where he remained the balance of the night. When the newly-made bride emerged from her bedroom early next morning her husband was still behind the stove and one can imagine her consternation when the bashful spouse greeted her with the following remark:
“Good morning, Kate; I'm goin' home and guess I'll be in agin next Sunday.”--Weatherly Herald.
Sittlers. David Haas, is the proud father of a bouncing baby boy.
Sittlers. A child of Jacob Weaver's was buried last week at the Ben Salem Church.
Sittlers. Andrew Kleckner, an aged citizen, was buried last Thursday, Rev. Werner officiating.
Keystone State News Condensed. Mrs. Michael Tott and a 6-year-old daughter of John Pollish burned to death in a fire that destroyed three dwellings at Minersville, near Pottsville last week.
Keystone State News Condensed. After dressing in his best clothes, William Gruver went to the barn on his farm, near Allentown, the other day and hanged himself from a rafter.
Keystone State News Condensed. Cyrus Zeeger, a veteran of the civil war, met death under the wheels of a Shamokin & Mount Carmel trolley car last week.
Throughout The Valley. Miss Lizze O'Donnell, of Summit Hill, after dancing several hours at a ball at that place died suddenly of heart failure. She was buried on Tuesday.
Aquashicola. Charles Green and Miss Esther Ziegenfus, of this place, were married by Rev. Harrison Moyer at his residence on Sunday evening.
New Mahoning. Jacob Snyder is the happy father of a baby girl.
New Mahoning. Frank Sittler is all smiles on account of the safe arrival of a bouncing baby boy in his family.
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Week's News Condensed. An infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin D. Hartman was buried on Tuesday afternoon.
Week's News Condensed. Mrs. Henry Smith, wife of the well known Mahoning milkman was buried at Ben Salem church on Tuesday. Besides a husband two children are bereft.
Week's News Condensed. Moses Heilman, one of this town's oldest residents died on Thursday morning at his home, corner Third and Alum streets, after a weeks illness with paralysis, aged about 73 years. A widow and two daughters, Mrs. Horace Heydt, Esq., and Mrs. Rev. W. K. Burndt are left to mourn. Deceased was well known having conducted the grist mill at the South end of town for many years. In his death the town has lost a good citizen.
Ed. J. Kuntz Fatally Injured. A dispatch from East St Louis, Mo., announces that twenty people were injured by an explosion at the steel mill. A gasoline tank in the foundry blew up. Of the twenty injured Ed. J. Kuntz, the company's chemist, was the most seriously and death ensued. The others were badly burned. The young man's parents, Postmaster and Mrs. Kuntz of this place, left for the scene of the accident on Tuesday night. In a telegram received here yesterday noon Mr. Kuntz states his son died shortly after the explosion. The unfortunate young man was about 25 years of age and was well and favorably known, being of exemplary habits and a gentleman in every respect. The news of his untimely end was received with many expressions of regret. His remains are expected to-morrow.
Keystone State News Condensed. While on her knees, prying, Miss Jame Phillips, of McAdoo, Schuylkill County, was instantly killed by a flash of lightning.
Aquashicola. Miss Jennie Green died on Sunday morning of consumption. The funeral was held in the Towamensing Church on Wednesday morning. Interment was made in the church grave yard. The deceased was aged 20 years, 8 months and 18 days. Five brothers and one sister remain to mourn her death. Rev. Moyer, of the Lutheran congregation and Rev. Rupp, of the Reformed, conducted the services. The pall bearers were Wesley Fatzinger, Oscar Wagner, Howard Fatzinger and Douglas Costenbader.
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Week's News Condensed. James E. Shingler and Annie E. Rodgers, both of town were recently married by Elder James L. Boyer.
Week's News Condensed. Homer Addams, formerly of this place, will be married on the 22nd inst., to Miss Bessie Swartz, of Allentown. His many friends and acquaintances here extend felicitations.
Week's News Condensed. The funeral of the late Moses Heilman took place from the family residence, corner Third and Alum streets, on Monday morning and was well attended by relatives and friends of the deceased. Services were held in Trinity Lutheran Church, Rev. J. H. Kuder officiating. Interment was made in the Lehighton Cemetery.
Week's News Condensed. All that was mortal of the late Edwrd J. Kuntz, who met an untimely death in an explosion at St. Louis last week, was consigned to the grave in Lehighton Cemetery on Sunday afternoon, in the presence of a large number of sorrowing relatives and friends. Services were held at the family residence and were conducted by Rev. D. M. Buchanan, of Mauch Chunk, and Rev. J. H. Kuder of town. It was indeed a sad occasion for the family and friends of the deceased and few eyes in the vast assemblage were not moistened with tears as the remains of the promsing young man were lowered into the grave. Many beautiful floral tributes in a measure attested the esteem in which he was held by friends and associates.
Suicide At Kresgeville.Berline Kunkle, of New York, Sends a Bullet Crashing Through His Temple.
Berline Kunkle, of New York, who has been visiting among relatives at Kresgeville the past six weeks, ended his life just as the sun was brightening the Eastern horizon yesterday morning by sending a bullet crashing through his right temple.
Nobody heard the shot and when his body was found about 7 o'clock, life had apparently been extinct for several hours. A stout rope was found tied around the man's body and it is supposed that he first attempted hanging. Kunkle was a bachelor about sixty years of age and is reported to be quite wealthy. No cause is assigned for committing the rash act and his relatives and acquaintances are at a loss to know what prompted him to end his existence.
Purely Personal. Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Miller attended the funeral of a relative at Siegfrieds on Sunday.
Purely Personal. Rev. and Mrs. W. K. Berndt, of Kutztown State Normal School, were here this week to attend the funerla of the latter's father, Moses Heilman.
Across The Rippling Lehigh. Alvin Miller and wife attended the funeral of his father at Seigfrieds on Sunday.
Across The Rippling Lehigh. Francis G. Biege, of Lehighton, and Miss Emma J. Wentz were united in marriage last Saturday evening at the residence of the bride's mother on Union Hill, Rev. W. A. C. Eby officiating.
Across The Rippling Lehigh. Mrs. David Schaffer died yesterday morning after a lingering illness with consumption, aged about fifty years. A husband and eight children survive. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon.
Across The Rippling Lehigh. George Geisel, our popular blacksmith, was united in marriage on Wennesday evening to Miss Clara Miller by the Rev. J. H. Longacre. The young couple's many friends wish them much happiness throughout life.
Throughout The Valley. George Schwartz, of Allentown, died in camp at Chickamauga of dengue fever, a Southern malady. He was 22 years of age.
Throughout The Valley. August Voste, of Mauch Chunk, an engineer was found dead along the track near Nescopec Junction with his neck broken. It is supposed that in looking out of his cab his head struck a bridge abutment or protruding rock. A wife and six children survive.
Big Creek. A. W. Held became the proud father of a baby girl on Sunday.
Big Creek. Lewis Hartman and son Robert attended the funeral of the former's grandson at Lehighton last week.
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Purely Personal. Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Kunkle attended the funeral of the former's uncle at Kresgeville on Monday.
Awful Work of Lightning. The house of Patrick Mulligan, at Nesquehoning, was struck by lightning Tuesday afternoon. His 18 year old daughter, Miss Annie, was instantly killed and Mrs. Mulligan is that badly shocked and burned that it is feared she will die. Mrs. Mulligan is a sister of Michael Cassidy, deputy surveyor of the port of Philadelphia.
Across The Rippling Lehigh. The funeral of the late Mrs. David Schaffer was held on Sunday afternoon and was largely attended. Services were held in the United Evangelical Church of which deceased was a member, Rev. W. J. Edleman officiating. Deceased was a member of William Lilly Circle, which organization attended the funeral in a body. Interment was made in the Gnaden Huetten Cemetery.
Across The Rippling Lehigh. Mrs. Hannah Straussburger died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Albert Souders on Saturday morning after an illness of ten days with constipation, aged sixty-nine years, one month and twenty-five days. Four sons and four daughters survive, the
sons are: Jacob of town; Paul and Joseph of Union Hill, and Simon, of Parryville; the daughters are: Mrs. Henry Miller, of Lehighton; Mrs. David Blose, of Bowmans, and Mrs. Albert Souders, and Mrs. Elias Ziegenfus of town. The funeral took place on Tuesday morning. Services were held in Towamensing Church, Rev. J. H. Longacre officiated, assisted by Rev. H. E. Moyer. Interment was made in the cemetery near the church.
Keystone State News Condensed. Engineer August Voest, of the Jersey Central railroad, was killed near White Haven, Luzerne county, by his head striking a bridge pier as he leaned over the side of his locomotive.
Throughout The Valley. Tuesday afternoon the body of a man was found along the Central Railroad tracks a short distance below the gas house, Mauch Chunk. An examination showed that the man had died a natural death, from what cause is not known.
Towamensing. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Bollinger attended a funeral at Pleasant Valley on Tuesday.
Towamensing. A number of our people attended the funeral of Berline Kunkle at Kresgeville on Monday.
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Week's News Condensed. Robert Grim, of West Penn, and Miss Ida Williamson, of town, were married by Rev. Abraham Bartholomew at his residence in South Lehighton on Thursday.
Week's News Condensed. Augustus Oswald, a well known resident of Lehighton, died at hs home on Bankway last Friday morning, aged 64 years and some months. Death was due to liver trouble from which he was a sufferer for a long time. A wife and eight children survive, five sons and three daughters. The funeral took place on Monday afternoon. Services were held in United Evangelical church, East Weissport, Rev. Edleman officiating. Interment was made in the Weissport cemetery. A large number of relatives and friends attended the last sad rites.
Across The Rippling Lehigh. Squire John S. Miller, a former resident of this place, died at his home at South Bethlehem on Tuesday from dropsy. Deceased was aged about fifty-three years and leaves a wife, two daughters and a son to mourn his death. During his residence here for upwards of twenty-five years, he made many friends who will learn with sorrow of his death. The funeral will take place this morning. The cortege will arrive via the L. V. R. R. at 9.30 and proceed to the Evangelical church, of which deceased was a member for many years. Interment will be made in Union Hill cemetery.
Throughout The Valley. Lewis Miller, a well known citizen of Mauch Chunk, was kicked in the abdomen by a vicious colt on Tuesday and death ensued.
Parryville. Sammy Hartman is all smiles over the arrival of a young daughter in his family.
Parryville. Wm. Miller and wife and Charles Miller and wife, attended the funeral of their step father, who was buried in Catasauqua last week.
Aquashicola. A bright baby girl made its appearance in the family of Rev. Moyer on Tuesday.
New Mahoning. A bouncing baby boy made its arrival in the family of Wm. Frantz last week.
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Week's News Condensed. Morris Wertmand and Miss Hattie Painter were joined in wedlock last week.
Week's News Condensed. Wilmer Stransberry was married last Saturday evening at the residence of his parents on North Second street, to Miss Minnie Buck of Weissport. Rev. J. H. Kuder officiated. After the ceremony the Arion Cornet Band tendered the couple a serenade.
Week's News Condensed. Miss Jennie, the estimable daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Trainer was married at high noon yesterday to E. J. Fisher, of Mountain Top, at the Trainer residence on Second street. Rev. J. Alvin Reber, of the Reformed church officiated. The young couple have the best wishes of a large circle of friends for a long and happy matrimonial career.
Week's News Condensed. Homer Addams, of Allentown, a former resident of this place, was married at high noon on Wednesday to Miss Bessie Swartz, of that city. The bride is a niece to Charles and Owen Swartz of town. Immediately after the ceremony the happy couple left on an extended wedding tour through the Northeastern States and Canada. The groom's many friends here join in wishing him and his bride a safe and prosperous voyage over the matrimonial sea.
Week's News Condensed. Supt. J. B. Storm of the Silk Mill and his estimable wife were tendered a pleasant surprise party at their residence on South First street last Friday evening. The party was given in honor of the second anniversary of their marriage. All present had a most enjoyable time. They were: Miss Ruth Hartz, Weatherly; Miss Maud Smith, E. Mauch Chunk; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Knapp, Mahanoy City; Misses Annie Lawfer, Ida Miller, Ida Roeder, Carrie Hollenbach, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Dittmar, Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. George Diehl, Mr. and Mrs. George Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lawfer, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lawfer, Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Beidler and daughter, G. E. Clauss and George Schultz.
Death Of Amos Riegel.An Ex-County Commissioner and Ex-Sheriff of Carbon.--His Active Life.
Amos Riegel a well known citizen of this place, died at his residence at Jamestown, a suburb of Lehighton, at 6.30 o'clock Tuesday morning after being confined to the house for nine months suffering with a complications of diseases due to his advanced age. The direct cause of death was dropsy. Deceased was aged 83 years, 11 months and 6 days. He enjoyed comparatively good health until a few years ago when he suffered a stroke of appoplexy.
His career was an interesting one. Beginning life a poor boy he worked his way to riches and affluence by his indomitable will and close application to business. His strict business methods and fearless courage made his services desirable and in 1859 he was elected Sheriff of Carbon county. His excellent management of the office made him an acceptable candidate several years later for County Commissioner. He served two terms in this important office. In conversation with the writer a few days since, he remarked: “When we conducted the
commissioners' office we tried to see how much we could save for the tax payers. Nowadays, it seems, they try to see who can squander the most.”
Mr. Riegel was twice married. His first wife died about a year after their marriage. Some years later he married a widow with two children, Mrs. T. E. Sittler, of Sittlers, and Mrs Thos. Musselman, of New Mahoning. His second wife died a few years ago. With this union there were three children, two of whom survive, Miss Sallie J. and Johan Riegel, both of town. He is also survived by a sister who resides at Lykens, Pa.
Deceased was a soldier during the rebellion and for gallantry was promoted to Second Lieut. Co. F. 34th Pa., Military Volunteers. Col. John D. Bertolette Post will have charge of the funeral which will take place from his late residence on North First street at 10 o'clock this morning. Services at the house. Interment will be made in St. John's Cemetery, Mahoning.
Passenger Train WreckedEngineer And Newsboy Killed and Many Badly Hurt.Running at a Speed of Sixty Miles an Hour the Passenger Train Leaves the Track. Engine Ploughed Into a Stone Wall.
While dashing around Ox Bow curve, between Glen Onoko and Penn Haven Junction, about 4.30 o'clock Sunday afternoon, the east-bound Jersey Central passenger train was wrecked. The train was running along at a lively rate of speed when, without a moment's warning, the locomotive, baggage car and smoker left the track. The remaining three cars of the train remained on the track.
Richard McHale, engineer, residing at Easton, was instantly killed, and the news agent, Charles Ebner, who resided with his widowed mother in South Easton, was injured so badly that he died shortly afterwards.
Wilfred Yeomans, the fireman and and Charles Taylor, baggagemaster, also of Easton, were seriously injured and the latter may not recover. Besides these two about a dozen others were more or less hurt.
At the point where the accient occurred the Jersey Central and Lehigh Valley tracks run side by side and parallel to each other. The Valley tracks are elevated about six feet above those of the Central. The Lehigh Valley east-bound passenger train, known as the first section of No. 4, and the Central train, No. 706, were running nearly side by side in the same direction.
What caused the accident is not definitely known. Either the rails spread or else an axle or pony truck under the engine broke. Whatever the cause the train jumped the track. The locomotive ran against the wall upon which the Valley tracks are laid and the baggage car followed. Both were instantly a mass of splinters and broken, twisted iron. The front end of the baggage car was thrown up on the Valley track and the Valley train hit as it passed by. The Lehigh Valley train was, however not damaged.
The smoking car rolled down the embankment, which is about fifteen feet high, into the Lehigh river. The car took a complete turn and landed with wheels down in the river. The roof was partially torn off. The passengers in this car had an experience which they will never forget.
Engineer McHale's body was found after the wreck on the Lehigh Valley tracks, with both legs cut off. He was thrown out of the cab when the locomotive plunged into the wall, and some think it was the Valley train which ran over him. Others think his legs were torn off when his engine grazed the stone wall. McHale was 53 years of age and leaves a widow and six children.
Baggagemaster Taylor and News Agent Ebner were riding in the baggage car when the crash came. The latter was frightfully cut about the face and head and his right leg was broken in
several places. He was also injured internally. Taylor was badly injured about the head and hips. He had with him his little eight-year-old nephew. The baggage car was ground into splinters. A small piece of it rested on the engine, after the train had come to a stand still, and on top of this stood young Taylor totally unhurt. His escape is a miracle.
In the smoking car were a dozen passengers who went over the embankment. Many of the men who were riding in the rear cars hurried to the relief of those who were in the smoker and aided in extricating them from the wrecked coach by pulling them out of the windows. Fortunately the water was shallow where the cars landed.
After the wreck Brakeman Bell, of Easton, who was doing flag duty on the rear of the last coach, ran three miles to Penn Haven Junction, which was the nearest telegraph office, to send for aid. The Central hospital car and a corps of surgeons from Mauch Chunk were dispatched to the scene of the accident as quickly as possible.
Railroaders say there is not a particle of truth in the report that the Central and Valley trains were racing. Both are fast trains. The Central train must make all stops, and in order to make it scheduled time, the wheels must turn as fast as it is possible to make them go. The rules of the railroad companies strictly forbid racing, and locomotive engineers are not acustomed to jeopardize their lives and the lives of the passengers in their care by speeding their trains.
Weissport Items. Josiah Thomas, the 12 year old son of Harrison Smith, of Pine Run, was drowned in Boyer's dam of that place last Thursday. The lad had been fishing alone and just how the accident happened connot be ascertained. The funeral took place on Monday. Interment at Big Creek, Rev. J. G. Rupp, of Parryville officiating.
Weissport Items. The funeral of the late 'Squire J. S. Miller, of South Bethlehem, took place last Friday morning, interment being made at this place. Services were held in the Evangelical Church and were conducted by Rev. J. I. Yotter, of Bangor, assisted by Rev. J. W. Boyer, of South Bethlehem. A delegation of the Knights of Honor and the Improved Order of Red Men attended the funeral in a body. A large concourse of relatives and friends also witnessed the last sad rites.
Across The Rippling Lehigh. Miss Clare, the eight year old daughter of Hon. And Mrs. Webster C. Weiss, of Bethlehem, formerly of this place, was buried yesterday afternoon.
Across The Rippling Lehigh. An infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Eberts died on Sunday and was buried at Big Creek on Tuesday. Rev. J. H. Longacre officiating. The family have the sympathy of their many friends in the loss of their child.
Across The Rippling Lehigh. The funeral of Mrs. Alice M. Roscholor, widow of James Roscholor, who died at her home in Philadelphia on Monday, took place on Wednesday noon. The remains were brought to this place for interment. Deceased was the daughter of Jonas and Catharine Bowman and was born in this place in 1851. She is survived by three sisters and three brothers. She was a niece of Wm. Koons of town. The services were held in the Evangelical Church, Rev. W. A. C. Eby officiating.
In Memoriam.Weissport Pa., June 20th, 1898.To the Director, Vice Director and Brother of Franklin Lodge 2087 K. of H:
The undersigned committee, appointed to draft resolutions on the death of our late brother John S. Miller, have attended to that duty and respectfully report for adoption by this lodge the following.
Whereas, It has pleased Almighty God in his infinite wisdom to call fr