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Articles of Interest from Pennsylvania Newspapers

These are items printed on the same page where I found an article for my family.  I thought they may be of interest to someone doing genealogy research in Schuylkill or Northumberland County.  I'll add more articles as time permits so check back often.

Source: Pottsville Republican, Monday, March 7, 1988
Thomas W. Casey
Thomas W. Casey, of 302 Heritage Heights, Norwegian Township, died Saturday night at Good Samaritan Hospital.

He was born in Mount Laffee, a son of the late Richard and Elizabeth Quinn Casey.

He was a World War II Navy veteran, a member of St. Vincent de Paul Church, Minersville, American Legion Post 544 and AMVETS, Minersville.

Surviving are his wife, the former Florence Sheeler, two daughters, Bonnie Llewellyn, Pottsville area, and Nancy Casey, Mission Viego, Calif., two grandchildren, Erik and Casey Llewellyn; a sister Marie Hornung, Wilmington, Del.; three brothers, Joseph and Richard, both of Minersville and John, Clearwater, Fla.

Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday from Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home, 104 S. Fourth St., Minersville.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. by the Rev. Edward Coleman in St. Vincent de Paul Church.  Interment will be in Schuylkill Memorial Park.  There will be no calling hours Tuesday evening.

Source: Pottsville Republican, February 28, 1987
Charles H. Laudeman
Charles H. Laudeman, 242 Carbon St., Minersville, died Thursday evening in the Good Samaritan Hospital.

Born in Minersville, Mr. Laudeman was the son of the late Charles and Katherine Dieruff Laudeman.  He lived in the Minersville area all his life.

He was a retired carpenter.  His wife, the former Ethel White, preceded him in death in 1975.

He was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, Minersville and the Minersville Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

He was the last member of his immediate family.

Surviving are nieces and nephews.

Private funeral services, conducted by Rev. Charles Adami, of the Zion Lutheran Church of Minersville, will be held Monday at the convenience of the family from the Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home, 104 S. Fourth St., Minersville.  Interment will be at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Pottsville.  There will be no calling hours.

Source: Pottsville Republican, February 12, 1975
GAUNTLETT-At Hershey Medical Center, On Monday, Feb 10, 1975.  Allen (Red) H. Gauntlett, husband of Elizabeth (nee Mack) Gauntlett, of 218 E. Spring St., Donaldson, Pa.  Aged 62.

Relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from W.E. Minnig Funeral Home, 120 W. Main St., Tremont, Pa.  There will be no viewing Wednesday evening.  Interment Donaldson Community Cemetery, Donaldson, Pa.

McLAUGHLIN - At Good Samaritan Hospital. On Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1975.  Mrs. Isabelle H. (nee Davis) McLaughlin, widow of the late William J. McLaughlin, 200 So. Centre Street, Pottsville.

Relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Friday morning at 11 o'clock from the Allen Funeral Home, 368 So. Centre St., Pottsville.  Friends may call Thursday evening.  Interment Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery.

Source: Pottsville Republican, Tuesday, November 28, 1972, page 2
CARL - At Good Samaritan Hospital.  On Sunday, Nov. 26, 1972.  Ida (nee Feeman) Carl widow of John F. Carl, formerly of Mauch Chunk, Pottsville.
Relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Thursday morning at 10:00 o'clock from the Allen Funeral Home, 368 S. Centre St. Pottsville.  Friends may call Wednesday evening.  Interment St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Hamlin, Lebanon County.

Source: Pottsville Republican, October 05, 1972, page 2
MOYER - At Pottsville Hospital.  On Wednesday, October 4, 1972.  Mrs. Ivy C. Krause Moyer, wife of Earl Moyer of Pine Grove RD1, Pa.

Relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the Snyder Funeral Home, Pine Grove, Pa.  Friends may call Friday evening 7 - 9 p.m.  Interment St. John's Lutheran Cemetery.

Source: Pottsville Republican, March 06, 1972
BLUM-At Good Samaritan Hospital.  On Sunday, March 5, 1972.  Mrs. Lauretta G. (nee Richardson) Blum wife of John J. Blum, Jr. of 27 Yorkfarm Road, Pottsville.

Relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock from the Allen Funeral Home, 368 S. Centre St., Pottsville.  Friends may call Tuesday evening.  Interment Mt. Laurel Cemetery.

Source: Pottsville Republican, Friday, November 1, 1963, page 20
Roberts Rites
The funeral of John E. Roberts, of 469 Carbon St., Minersville, who died on Thursday morning in Pottsville Hospital, will be held on Monday afternoon from Ritzel Funeral Home, Minersville.

The Rev. Clyde R. Kauffamn, pastor of First Cong. Church, will officiate at services.  Interment will be in Mount Peace Cemetery.

Source: Pottsville Republican, July 27, 1959, page 12
DONALD-At valley Furnace.  On Friday, July 24, 1959.  Caroline (Carrie) Donald of Valley Furnace, New Phila., formerly of Tucker Hill.

Relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Tuesday morning at 9:30 from the Schwab Funeral Home, New Phila.  Mass in Holy Family Church at 10 o'clock.  Friends may call Sunday and Monday evenings.  Interment parish cemetery.

DIMMERLING-At Pottsville Hospital, on Sunday, July 26, 1959; George D. Dimmerling of 101 Nicholas St., Pottsville.

Relatives and friends fo the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral on Thursday morning at 10:30 o'clock from the Allen Funeral Home, 368 South Centre St., Pottsville.  Friends may call Wednesday evening.  Interment Odd Fellows Cemetery, Pottsville.

Source: Pottsville Republican, July 31, 1958
Hirleman Rites
The funeral of Irad I. Hirleman, 1315 W. Norwegian St., Pottsville, who died early Tuesday morning at Good Samaritan Hospital, will be held Saturday morning from Reiley Funeral Home, Pottsville.  Mass will be celebrated in St. John the Baptist Church, Pottsville, with interment in St. John's No. 2 Cemetery, Yorkville.

Source: Pottsville Republican, Thursday, June 23, 1955
MISS MARY McDONALD - The funeral of Miss Mary McDonald was held Wednesday morning from the home of her nephew and niece, Mr. and Mrs. William Discavage, 962 W. Coal St., Shenandoah.

Mass was celebrated in Annunciation Church.  Msgr. C. V. O'Brien was the celebrant, the Rev. Richard Skelly, deacon and the Rev. Edward Graff, sub-deacon.  Monsignor O'Brien performed the rites of absolution and Rev. Skelly officiated at committal services in the Annunciation Cemetery.

Pallbearers were: John Monaghan, Stephen Monaghan, John Pladus, Joseph Sherfansky, Andrew Toborowski, Joseph Babatsky.  J. Franey, Shenandoah, was the funeral director in charge.

Source: Pottsville Republican, December 6, 1954, page 17
Death Notices
HEISER - At Pottsville Hospital.  On Saturday, Dec. 4, 1954, Annie L., widow of Valentine Heiser of Orwigsburg.  Aged 85.

Relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Lundbye Funeral Home, 211 W. Market St. Orwigsburg.  Friends may call Monday evening.  Interment St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Orwigsburg.

Source: Pottsville Republican, Friday, January 20, 1950, page 18
BERGER - At Pottsville Hospital, on Wednesday, January 18, 1950.  William Berger, Pine Grove Township.
Relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the H. L. Snyder Funeral Home, Pine Grove.  Friends may call Saturday evening 7-9 o'clock.  Interment Jacoba Cemetery.

Source: Pottsville Republican, Friday, April 02, 1948
ADAMS-In Fountain Springs Hospital on Thursday, April 1, 1948.  George Butler Adams of Tremont.  Aged 72 years.

Relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Monday afternoon at 2:30 from the H. A. Snyder Funeral Home, Tremont.  Interment in Reformed cemetery, Tremont.  Friends may call at the Funeral Home Sunday evening 7 to 9.

RYAN-At Good Samaritan Hospital, on Thursday, April 1, 1948.  Elizabeth, daughter of Patrick Ryan, of Duncott.

Relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from her late residence, Duncott, Monday morning at 9 o'clock.  Solemn Requiem Mass in St. Vincent de Paul's Church, Minersville, at 9:30.  Interment in St. Vincent de Paul's No. 1 cemetery.  (Hummel).

Source: Pottsville Republican, March 5, 1947, page 12
Francis L. Cummings, 25, South D at Mahanoy City, died at Ashland Hospital, Tuesday afternoon.  He had been admitted to the hospital on February 24, was discharged on the 27 and returned on Sunday.  His death came unexpectedly.

Mrs. Theresa, wife of the late Robt. J. Larkin, of Branchdale, died at her home, School Row, on Wednesday morning following an illness of the past week.

Mrs. Mary, nee Bautsch, wife of Newton Witmer, Pottsville St., Pinegrove, died in the Pottsville Hospital on Wednesday morning at 11:35 o'clock.  She was hospitalized since December 29.

Source: Pottsville PA., Evening Republican, October 28, 1944
Lt. Vincent Lewis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Lewis, of Schaeffer's Hill, Minersville, arrived home for an extended furlough.  Lt. Lewis has been overseas for a long time and was a prisoner of war in Romania, later being released.  He is suffering from burns of the body.  He was at first report missing in action over Italy on July 20.

Source: Pottsville Republican, March 29, 1944, page 9
Engagement Announced
Mrs. Margaret Weller, 618 Mahantongo St., announces the engagement of her daughter, Ann, to George LeRoy Fasold, of the Army Air Corps, son of Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy F. Fasold, 619 W. Arch St.

Miss Weller is a 1937 graduate of Pottsville High School and for past five and a half years has been employed by Freed's Tire and Battery Service, Inc.

Mr. Fasold is a 1935 graduate of Pottsville High School and from the H.E. Dolan College of Embalming in Phila.  Prior to entering the service 16 months ago, he was a licensed mortician.  Mr. Fasold is home on a four day leave from Buffalo.  He will report back o Friday and from Buffalo will be assigned to Santa Ana, Calif.

Source: Pottsville, PA., Evening Republican, Thursday, August 20, 1942, page 3
MRS. WM. NEIDLINGER-The funeral of Lyda, wife of William Neidlinger was held Wednesday afternoon from her late home, 215 S. 4th St., Minersville.  Services were conducted at the house by Rev. C.B. Felton, pastor of the Methodist Church and Interment was in the Union Cemetery.  The pall bearers were: Jacob Gregory, Wm. I. Morgan, Roy Williams, Guy Allen, Garfield Turner, Mason Ditzler.  The Ritzel Funeral Home had charge.

Source: Pottsville PA., Evening Republican, June 4, 1942
John Kardeski of Mt. Pleasant, died in the Pottsville Hospital at 11:45 o'clock, Wednesday evening of a broken neck, received Wednesday afternoon, when he fell down a flight of steps at his home.

He was born in Poland and came to this country 44 years ago and was a miner by occupation.  He was a member of St. Stanislaus Church.

To survive besides his wife, Rose, there is a daughter, Mrs. Victoria Dudash of Shenandoah.

Deputy Coroner Thos. Wyeth, of Minersville, released the body to the Ritzel Funeral Home, from where the funeral will be held Monday morning.

Source: Pottsville Republican, April 29, 1941
At City Hall tonight at eight o'clock Deputy Coroner Penberth will conduct and inquest into the death of the late Mrs. Margaret E. Ginsberg, 71, of New St., who early in April was fatally injured at Centre and Market Sts. by the auto driven by Mrs. Wm. G. Buehler, of N. 18th St., this city.  Mrs. Ginsberg died in the Pottsville Hospital from a compound fracture of the skull for which an operation had been performed.  Traffic Officer J. Conners, who was on duty at the corner at the time, will be the principal witness.  The office of the district attorney will be represented at the hearing.

Source: Pottsville Republican, February 25, 1941
Phillip Lasco
Phillip N. Lasco, 41, General manager and owner of the gas station 20th and W. Market Sts., died suddenly at the Ft. Springs Hospital, Monday afternoon, at 3:25 o'clock of complications that developed following an operation for a hernia performed two weeks ago.  He was recovering nicely until he was stricken suddenly Monday morning.

He was born and reared here in Pottsville and was a son of the late Vincent J. and Nancy Lasco.  He was a single man and made his home in the apartments of Dr. P. Ray Meikrantz, corner of Third and W. Norwegian Sts.  His only survivor is a brother, Anthony Lasco, residing at 125 W. Market St., this city.

A funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday morning at 9:30 at St. Joseph's Italian Church of which he was a member.  The funeral will be held from the T.D. Bergen funeral home.  The interment will be made at Hillside in the parish cemetery.

Source: Pottsville, PA., Evening Republican, Wednesday, August 6, 1941
Charles Savatsky, of Minersville, was instantly killed Wednesday shortly before noon when he fell to his death down a 400 foot shaft of a bootleg coal hole where he was working near Black Heath.

His body was recovered and brought to the surface and removed to the Willinsky-Paulosky Funeral Home.

The man formerly made his home with a sister, Mrs. Kapacavage of 531 N. Third St., Minersville.

Deputy Coroner Allen Keller of Minersville, will conduct an investigation.

The Minersville Good Will Ambulance was sent to the scene of the Accident.

Source: Pottsville PA., Evening Republican, May 11, 1940
MRS. SARA TOBIN-The funeral of Mrs. Sara Tobin was held from the home of her son, John, in Cumbola, Friday afternoon.  Services at the home and in the Methodist Church were conducted by Rev. Geo. Kerr and Rev. Guy Everley.  Interment was made in the Lutheran Cemetery, Port Carbon.

During the services Mrs. Emma Martz and Mrs. Neal McDonald sang several duets.

The pall bearers were Warren Tuppie, Harry, Claude and Nathaniel Reynolds, Thos. O'Neil and Patrick Tobin.

W.R. Morgan & Son, St. Clair, were the funeral directors.

Source: Pottsville Republican, page 5, April 01, 1939
MRS. GEORGE WENTZEL - The funeral of Mrs. George Wentzel, who died at her home in Palo Alto, Monday, was held from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Oscar Frantz, 715 Pottsville St. Mechanicsville, with Rev. H.W. Diller, D.D. officiating at the services.

Interment was made in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, with Dr. Diller officiating at the committal services.

The pall bearers were: Paul and Joseph Anderson, Frank and George Wentzel, Jr., William and Thomas Mellinger.

Paul S. Allen, Pottsville, was the funeral director.

Source: Pottsville Republican, Monday, May 17, 1937
MRS. ELIZA ADAMS-The funeral of Mrs. Eliza Adams, wife of the late Elias Adams, of Outwood, was held from the home of her son, Harrison, Sunday afternoon.  Services at the home were followed by further services in the Church of God, at Suedberg, and interment was made in the Suedberg Cemetery.

The pall bearers were: Wm., John, David, Ralph, Jacob and Leroy Felty.

Jas. M. Zerbe of Sch. Haven was the funeral director.

Source: Pottsville Republican, Monday, May 17, 1937
MARY CURRY-The funeral of Mary Curry, a former Centralia resident, who died in Phila., was held Monday morning.  The cortege arrived by train Monday afternoon and interment was made in the St. Igmatius Cemetery, Centralia, with Father Phalen officiating at the committal services.

The pall bearers were Centralia residents and J.J. Stutz had charge of the arrangements there.

Mrs. Patrick Tigh of Centralia is a cousin of the deceased.

Source: Pottsville Republican, Friday, February 5, 1937
Mrs. Geo. Smith
Mrs. George O. Smith, of Oak Grove, near Pinegrove, died Thursday evening, at her home.  She had been ill several weeks as the result of a stroke.  She was a member of St. Jacob's Church, at Exmoore.
She is survived by her husband and these children; Mrs. Edwin Fidler, Tremont; Mrs. Carrie Schneck, Pinegrove; Mrs. Naomi Sarge, Harrisburg; Mrs. Leroy Kulp, Sinking Springs; Mrs. John Hoy, Pinegrove; George Smith, Minersville; Charles Smith, N. Dakota; Davis Smith, Wisconsin, and one sister, Mrs. Clara Hohr, Phila.
The funeral will be held Tuesday with H.L. Snyder Pinegrove, the funeral director.

Source: Pottsville Republican, August 07, 1930, page 2
Mt. Carmel Man Injured
Frank Sobulowsky, of Mt. Carmel, was admitted to the Ft. Springs Hospital on Wednesday evening suffering with lacerations of the right hand, received when he was struck by a fall of coal at the Richards colliery.

Source: Pottsville Daily Republican, July 08, 1920, page 3
Mr. and Mrs. Abe Martin, of New Castle St., have as their guests Mr. and Mrs. Henry James, of Brynmar, Wales.  Mr. and Mrs. Rhywderch are the parents of Mrs. Gomer Jones who formerly lived in town.  Their family suffered considerably during the recent war in loss of life of near kinsman.  Their daughter's husband was lost in the war leaving a wife and three children while a nephew who was in action at the Dardanelles and came safely through, was killed in action near Paris.  A son served through the whole war but was spared to his family.  Before returning home in October they will visit many places of interest, Niagara Falls being one of our noted scenes which they intend seeing.

Source: Pottsville Republican, October 18, 1918
HOKE - At Pottsville on October 16, 1918.  William Hoke in his 89th year.  Funeral will be held from the residence of Mrs. Peter Hoke 631 Minersville St. Saturday morning.  Private.  o17-2t

KANTNER - At Frackville, Pa. on Wednesday morning, Oct. 16, 1918.  Clara E. daughter of Charles and the late Ida Kantner.
Funeral from the late residence.  1434 W. Norwegian St., Saturday at two p. m.  Services and interment private.

SMITH - At Pottsville on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 1918.  Margaret H., daughter of Thomas D. and Annie M. Smith.
Funeral private on Saturday.  Interment at Wilkes-Barre.  16-3t

Source: Pottsville Republican, November 25, 1918
STERNER - At Pottsville on Sunday Nov. 24th, 1918.  Lewis E. Son of Harry and Katie Sterner, in his 44th year.

Relatives and friends are invited to the funeral services Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at his late residence, 1108 Mahantongo St.  Interment private in Presbyterian cemetery.  25-2t

Source: Pottsville Republican, December 13, 1918
Death of Branchdale Child
The angel of death entered the home of Dan Conway of Branchdale and took from it the bright little daughter, Alice, age 11 months.  The family has had a great deal of trouble.  During the flu epidemic the whole family were stricken.  Parents and seven children the oldest Margaret 15 yrs. old was at the emergency hospital with influenza and pneumonia.  She was discharged last Sunday.

The child was buried last Friday afternoon at 2:30 at St. Vincent De Paul's cemetery, Minersville.

Source: Pottsville Republican, May 7, 1917
Miss Mary Meredith.
Miss Mary Meredith, daughter of Mrs. Leonora Meredith, resident of Frackville for many years, died at her home on Balliet St. on Saturday following an illness of several days, suffering pneumonia.  Miss Meredith was born in St. Clair 68 years ago.  She was a member of the Lutheran church of Frackville, and is survived by her mother, one sister, Mrs. Aaron Houtz, of Orwigsburg; three brothers, James and Asa, of Jersey, and Joseph, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Her father was killed in the Civil War.

Source: Pottsville Daily Republican, January 14, 1915
WAGNER - At Girardville, on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1915.  Mrs. Elizabeth Wagner, aged 80 years.

Funeral will be held on Friday afternoon from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. S.L. Grumm on E. Main St.  Services in Zion's Lutheran church.  Interment in Odd Fellows' cemetery.  Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.  j13-2t

Source: Pottsville Republican, June 2, 1909
News Notes of Interest to Town and County Readers.
Miss Emma Brown, of Shenandoah, is spending a few days here with relatives.

Thomas Lewis Jenkins, of Freeland, is the guest of his sister on S. Mill St.

The I.D. Biehm store has been awarded the contract for entirely furnishing the interior of the new hospital for the Panther Creek valley.  The Board of Trustees considered Mgr. Horrobin's figures the most reasonable submitted and he will fit out the institution with cots, carpets, bedding, surgical instruments, etc., entire.  The cost will reach over $5,000.

The Board of School Directors will meet for reorganization next Monday evening.  The candidacy of Treasurer Nicholas Keller is looming up strongly and may land a reappointment.

There was an unusually amount of rowdyism on the streets all Monday night, most of the noise being made by a party of young people who would pose as ladies and gentlemen by daylight.

Joseph Bird, of Frackville, a former resident, spent a few hours with relatives here.

Mrs. Michael Pouhon, wife of the Third St. saloon keeper, died yesterday morning after a brief illness.  The family are well known in town.

Mrs. Adam Blass spent Monday with relatives in Girardville and Shenandoah.

Source: Pottsville Republican, March 31, 1909, page 4
Died at Big Mine Run.
Mrs. Ann Managhan, widow of John Monaghan, of Big Mine Run, died aged 75 years.  The deceased was a most estimable lady.  Her survivors are four daughters; Mrs. Edwin Poulterer, Phila.; Mrs. James Golden, Shamokin; Mrs. Anthony Timlin, Ashland and Miss Mary at home.  Besides two brothers and one sister mourn her demise.  Anthony Ferguson of Mahanoy City; Thomas Ferguson, of Big Mine Run and Miss Rose Ferguson, Brownsville.

Source: Pottsville Republican, November 20, 1908
Mrs. Elizabeth Nichols, and old and highly respected resident of town, passed away Wednesday at her home on W. Huckleberry St., from the effects of an illness due to the infirmities of old age.  She was in her 85th year.  She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. David Lloyd.  The funeral took place this afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from her late home and proceeded to the Methodist Episcopal church, where the funeral services were conducted by the pastor.  Rev. G.W. Sheetz. The attendance was very large.  Interment was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Source: Pottsville Republican, November 20, 1908
The funeral of Pearl, wife of Muir Baimbridge, took place this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Baimbridge, on S. West St.  Services were conducted at the house after which interment was made in the Odd Fellows' cemetery.  The attendance was large and the floral offerings were many and beautiful.

Source: Pottsville Republican, November 20, 1908
At six o'clock Wednesday evening at the United Evangelical parsonage, Miss Getty Whomsley, the pretty and attractive daughter of Arthur Whomsley, was married to John F. Eisenhower, a well known young man of town.  The ceremony was performed by Rev. J.S. Harper, and was witnessed by many friends of the contracting parties.  The bride presented an attractive appearance in a navy blue traveling suit, and hat to match, and carried bridal roses.  Miss Frances Whomsley, a sister of the bride, made a pretty appearance in a blue coat suit.  The groom and his groomsman wore the conventional black.

Source: Pottsville Republican, February 13, 1907
Joseph Shuvlin, of Newport News, Va., is in town, having been called here by the death of his brother, Thomas.

Source: Pottsville Republican, Thursday, March 4, 1904
Com. vs. Patrick J. Kilroy, murder.
Kilroy who is a police officer in Mahanoy City, at one o'clock on Sunday morning, Nov. 29, 1903, placed Andrew Powlowski under arrest.  Powlowski resisted arrest and committed an assault on the officer.  Kilroy then struck Powlowski with his mace.  Powlowski ran away and was subsequently found in an unconscious condition.  He subsequently died.  Kilroy surrendered himself but was released on bail.

Source: Pottsville Republican, August 25, 1902
KEAR - At Minersville, Saturday, Aug. 23, Esther, infant daughter of Robert and Mame Kear, aged 2 months.
Funeral from the parents residence South Second Street, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Interment M. E. cemetery.  Funeral private.

NICHOLS - At the residence of W.H. Mortimer, Sunday, Aug. 24th, 1902, Mahlon R. Nichols, in his 74th year.
Relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral service on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock.  Interment private.  1t

BORAN - At Minersville, August 24th, Patrick Boran, aged 58 years, 5 months and five days.
Funeral from his late residence, corner Fifth and Sunbury Streets, on Thursday morning at 9:45 o'clock to proceed to St. Vincent De Paul's church, where High Mass will be held at 10 o'clock.  Interment in parish cemetery.  Friends and relatives respectfully invited to attend.  25-3t

Source: Pottsville Republican, August 10, 1899, page 4
Fell Off Breaker Platform
The "Republican's" St. Clair correspondent sends the following:
"Joseph McKeone, a young man well known in St. Clair, was seriously and, perhaps, fatally hurt at the Herbine colliery last evening.  He was standing on the breaker platform watching the steam jigs when he fell, striking his head on a steel plate.  When picked up he was unconscious.  He was removed to his home and afterward to the hospital, where poor hopes are entertained for his recovery.  He is 16 years of age."

Source: Pottsville Daily Republican, October 15, 1898
Wagon Ride Proved Fatal
Tamaqua, Pa., Oct. 15 - Twelve-year old Earl Kissner, of Summit Hill, took a ride on the rear of a wagon on his way home from school, and yesterday died at St. Luke's Hospital as a result of his little trip.  His body became fast between the wagon box and the wheels, which revolved several times before he was released.  One leg was broken in two places, and all the flesh was scraped from the other.

Source: Pottsville Daily Republican, October 15, 1898
Death of William McDonald
William McDonald, son of Alex McDonald, died last evening after a brief illness at his father's home on West Arch St. near 12th.  He was 23 years of age, and was an expert stenographer, which occupation he followed at the office of B. W. Cumming, Esq., until the disease which caused his death compelled him to relinquish it.  He was of a retiring disposition, but nevertheless gathered about him a large circle of friends, who sorrow with those who mourn his death.  His funeral will take place on Monday morning from the home of his father, to proceed by electric car to Minersville, where services will be held in St. Vincent de Paul's church.

Source: Pottsville Daily Republican, October 15, 1898
The home of Lieut. L. V. Rausch was brightened by the arrival of a bouncing baby boy yesterday morning.

Source: Pottsville Daily Republican, October 13, 1898
A Truck Farmer Charged With Firing a Shot Gun to Kill
Christof Scharff, aged 38 years, a truck farmer living near the extreme western end of Yorkville, was taken to prison this morning in default of $500 bail.  Scharff was charged with assault and battery with intent to kill, the prosecutor being Michael Murphy.  Squire C. Ackerman heard the case.  From the testimony of the prosecutor it appears some person during last night or early this morning called for Murphy when the latter's wife raised the window of her house, which is on Market St. a few doors east of Demmerling's Hotel.  The person standing on the pavement fired the contents of a shotgun through the window and the shutter.  The witness could not tell whether it was Scharff or not except by his voice.

There has been considerable bad blood brewing lately, or it is said by many since York Farm colliery paid its employees.

Scharff is very industrious German, and has a lease on five acres of land from the Lehigh Valley Coal Co., but it is alleged that Scharff is tantalized by a certain crowd who are aware of his weakness and shortcomings.

No doubt during his imprisonment excerpt he can find bail $300 or $400 worth of produce now in the ground will be either destroyed or stolen or cattle driven upon the land to eat it up.

Source: Evening Herald, Shenandoah, PA, Thursday, October 13, 1898, page 1
Deaths and Funerals
Michael Mengel, aged 59 years, a respected citizen of Schuylkill Haven, fell unconscious on the pavement about two squares from his home Tuesday evening.  He died while being removed to his residence.  He is survived by a widow and a family of several children.

The funeral of Mrs. Mary Hoskins, whose death was reported in these columns yesterday, will take place from her late home in St. Clair tomorrow afternoon.  She is survived by eight children.

Barbara, wife of Nicholas Houseman, died at her home in Ashland after an illness of seven months.  The funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon.

The remains of George Green, one of the best known residents of Girardville, were interred in the cemetery at that place this afternoon.  The funeral was largely attended.

John Keating, who died at the Harrisburg insane asylum, was buried from the family residence at Mahanoy City to-day.

Mrs. James Shirey, of Ellangowan, aged 65 years, died yesterday from dropsy.  Mrs. Shirey had resided at Ellangowan for 32 years and was held in high esteem.  Her husband and several children survive.  The funeral will take place on Saturday morning.

Source: Evening Herald, Shenandoah, PA, Friday, October 28, 1898, page 1
Deaths and Funerals
Lottie, seven year old daughter of Philip Hoebler, of West Centre street, was buried in the Odd Fellows' cemetery this afternoon.  The services were held at the family residence, Rev. John Grubler, pastor of the German Lutheran church, officiating.

Mrs. Bridget O'Brien, wife of Edward O'Brien, died last night at her home in Mahanoy City, aged 62 years.  She had resided in Mahanoy City for 32 years.  The husband and six children survive.

Mrs. Mary Mulvey, a resident of Mahanoy City, died yesterday afternoon at the residence of her daughter in Providence, R.I.  She was 68 years old and left three sons and two daughters.  The deceased went to Providence recently after undergoing an operation at a Philadelphia hospital.

William Lawlor, one of the most prominent and influential residents of Brownsville, died at his home there this morning, due to general debility.  The deceased was about 60 years old and is survived by a widow and several grown up children.  The funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.

Source: Miners Journal, October 14, 1891
WEBER - At Schuylkill Haven, Pa. on Tuesday, October 13, 1891.  JOHN R. WEBER, in the 84th year of his age.

Funeral Saturday, October 17, at 2 o'clock P.M.  Interment, Union Cemetery, Schuylkill Haven, Pa.  Friends and relatives invited to attend.     o14-3t

Source: Miners Journal, October 14, 1891
WHEELER - At Pottsville, on Monday, October 12, 1891.  EDWARD H. WHEELER,  aged 74 years.

Funeral services at his late residence at 2:30 P.M. Wednesday.  Interment private.  o13-2t


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