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Paul and Marie Stahlman

40th Anniversary, February 18, 1962
B Paul and Marie Stahlman 50th Anniversary, 1972
C Grover and Edith Stahlman 60th Anniversary, 1968
D Bennis and Emma Stahlman 50th Anniversary, 1948
E Mrs. Emma (Himes) Stahlman 95th Birthday June 14, 1964
F Mary Ann Stahlman  August 09, 2002 Memorial
G Jesse and Elizabeth (Mohney) Hepler 50th Anniversary, 1904
H Ethyln (Lock) Stahlman Newspaper story her 103rd birthday


A. Stahlmans Feted On Anniversary (February 18, 1962)

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Stahlman were entertained on the eve of their 40th wedding anniversary by 10 of their 12 sons and daughters at a dinner at Buck’s Dining Room Saturday evening. A delicious turkey dinner was enjoyed which featured a beautiful four-tier wedding cake. Attending were: Miss Betty Stahlman, of Butler; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Stahlman, son Gary and daughter Marilyn, of Anita; Mr. and Mrs. William Stahlman, of Hamilton; Mr. and Mrs. James Stahlman, sons Steven and Michael, and daughter Ann Marie, of Fairview; Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Dunmire, of Punxsutawney; Mr. and Mrs. Terry Stahlman and Terry Bowers, of Punxsutawney R.D. 2; Miss Nada Stahlman, of Washington, D.C., and her guest, Donald Lingenfelter, of New Kensington; John, Darl, and Thomas Stahlman, who reside with their parents on Punxsutawney R.D. 4. Mrs. Wayne Holt, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, and Airman 2/C Jerry Stahlman, of Westover Air Force Base, Mass., were unable to attend. Martha Marie Slawson, of Brockway, and Paul (Herbert) Stahlman, of Punxsutawney R.D.4, were united in marriage on February 18, 1922, in the ME parsonage in Warsaw, N.Y. The couple live on their farm on Punxsutawney R.D. 4 where they have resided all of their married life.

B. Paul H. Stahlmans Mark Golden Wedding Date (1972) (Photo available from article)

Mr. and Mrs. Paul H. Stahlman, of Punxsutawney R.D. 4, observed their golden wedding anniversary at an open house at their home Sunday, July 2. More than 125 relatives and neighbors attended the outdoor event held in a decorated tent at the lawn of the Stahlman home.

Mrs. Stahlman, the former Marie Slawson, who was born in Warsaw Township, and later moved to Brockway, exchanged vows February 18, 1922, with Mr. Stahlman, who was born in Porter Township and later moved to Punxsutawney, R.D. 4. The Rev. Owen C. Baker, pastor of the Methodist Church in Warsaw, N.Y., officiated at the couple’s wedding.

The Stahlmans are the parents of seven sons; John, at home; Lee, of Punxsutawney R.D. 3; William, of Punxsutawney R.D. 4; Terry, of Punxsutawney R.D.2; Darl, of Punxsutawney R.D. 1; Jerry, of Wellsville; and Thomas, of Punxsutawney; and four daughters; Betty, of Butler; Mrs. Arnold (Oma Joy) Dunmire, of Punxsutawney; Mrs. Wayne (Mary Ann) Holt, of Maryland; and Mrs. Ronald (Nada) Smith, of Alexandria, Va. A son, James, passed away in late January of this year and the couple could not mark their anniversary in February as planned. There are 22 grandchildren in the family.

Mr. Stahlman is a retired miner and farmer. During his leisure moments, he enjoys studying family history, hunting, and is interested in soil conservation work. Mrs. Stahlman enjoys crocheting and sewing and looks forward to visits from her grandchildren.

A three-tiered, pillared anniversary cake, decorated with yellow roses and gold leaves topped with three white wedding bells, along with floral centerpieces of yellow gladiolus and gold and white carnations centered the refreshment table. A family picnic was held at noon, prior to the afternoon reception, with each member of the family receiving a booklet of the family’s history completed especially for the occasion.

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne (Mary Ann Stahlman) Holt and family, of Alice Springs, Australia, returned from a two-and-a half year stay in time for her parents anniversary event. It was the Stahlman’s first visit with their 18-month-old grandson, Thomas. Mr. Holt has been employed by the U.S. Government in Australia during the family’s time overseas.

C. Ward Stahlmans Are Married Sixty Years (Published January 25, 1968) (Photo available from article)

Mr. and Mrs. Grover Stahlman, of Sprankle Mills, will observe their 60th wedding anniversary at a family dinner in their home on January 30. Mr. Stahlman and the former Edith V. Mottern were united in marriage on January 30, 1908, in Worthville. Mrs. Stahlman, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. David Mottern, of Worthville, celebrated her 77th birthday in September. She enjoys working with flowers and embroidery in her leisure time. Mr. Stahlman, who observed his 80th birthday in October, was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Stahlman, of Sprankle Mills. A retired miner and farmer, he remains an active gardener. The couple are members of the Worthville Evangelical United Brethren Church.

The Stahlmans are the parents of six children, five of whom are living: F. Clyde, of Home R.D. 1; M. Blaine, of Kent, Wash.; Earl L., of Shippensville R. D. 1; Mrs. Gene (Hazel) Kiehl, of Punxsutawney, and Albert W., also of Punxsutawney. There are 18 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

D. Mr. and Mrs. B. U. Stahlman Celebrate 50th Wedding Date (Published October 3, 1948) (Photo available from article)

Mr. and Mrs. B. U. Stahlman, of Rossiter, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Sunday in the home of their daughter, Mrs. John Stoneberg, of Rossiter. Mr. Stahlman, a native of Sprankle Mills, was a son of the late George and Narcissa (Beck) Stahlman, pioneer residents of that section. Mrs. Stahlman is a daughter of the late Jesse and Sara (Boddorf) Himes, of Coolspring. A carpenter by trade, Mr. Stahlman has also worked as a coal miner, farmer and stone mason until four years ago when he suffered a stroke. Mrs. Stahlman, at 79 is still quite active and chooses sewing as her favorite pastime. Ten of their 11 children are living. They are: George, of Detroit; Charles, of Brookville; Norman, Clair and Mrs. Nellie Straitwell, of Reynoldsville; Mrs. Lena Space and Mrs. Mary Allen, of New Bethlehem; Mrs. Minnie Straitwell, Mrs. Sara Stoneberg and Paul, of Rossiter. They also have 40 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

E. Area Woman is 95 Years Old Today (Published June 14, 1964) (Photo available from article)

Mrs. Emma Frances Stahlman (above) is celebrating her 95th birthday today in the home of a daughter, Mrs. John Stoneberg, of Rossiter R.D. 1. Mrs. Stahlman, who suffers from mild arthritis, reads The Spirit daily and is a TV fan. When weather permits, she likes to go outdoors. She attends church regularly. She resided in the Coolspring area most of her married life. Her Husband, Brinton (sic, Bennis) died in 1959. She has been residing with her daughters since that time. Mrs. Stahlman was born in Jefferson County, June 14, 1869, a daughter of Jesse and Sarah (sic Sara) Boddorf Himes, and was married September 29, 1898. She has nine sons and daughters, 35 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren and ten great-great-grandchildren.

Her sons and daughters are George Stahlman, of Wyandotte, Mich.; Charles Stahlman, of Brookville; Norman Stahlman, of Reynoldsville R.D. 3; Paul Stahlman, of Rossiter; Mrs. Ben Space, of New Bethlehem R.D. 3; Mrs. Gilbert Allen, of Distant; Mrs. Wesley Straitwell, Erie; Mrs. Harry Straitwell, of Reynoldsville, and Mrs. John Stoneberg, of Rossiter R.D. 1, with whom she is now living.

F. Mary Ann Stahlman From “Farmington Daily News” August 09, 2002

Simple Pleasures vital to Bloomfield womanby Katie Farley - For The Daily Times 

BLOOMFIELD -The simple pleasures in life kept Mary Ann Stahlman happy. She liked dealing with people around her and talking with everyone, relatives said Thursday. Mary Ann was born in Corry, Pa, in 1949. It was a small dairy farming community near the Pennsylvania - New York state border. Her parents actually lived in Clymer, New York, which was right next to Corry. Mary Ann lived in Clymer while growing up, helping around the farm and working with her horses. She loved animals and enjoyed helping children younger then herself with their animals as well.

The town in which Stahlman lived was very small. Mary Ann and her brothers and sisters all attended the same school. The Clymer School hosted kindergartners through 12th graders all under the same roof. Mary Ann graduated from this school. After graduation, Mary Ann started dating David Stahlman Sr. David went to school with Mary Ann and was friends with her older brothers when they were introduced. The winter following her graduation, in 1967, the two married in Panama, New York. David had a dairy farm in the area and Mary Ann was a housewife at the time. She helped around the farm when she could before having two sons in Corry.

To help support her family, Mary Ann worked at various factories, assembling tool boxes. Whenever she could, though, Mary Ann spent time with her husband and children. "Every chance she had, she spent time with us. She really enjoyed being around her family”, Stahlman’s son, David Stahlman Jr., said Thursday. Mary Ann was noted for her love of children. Family members said that she took so much time out of her life to be with them and help them. She gave so much of herself to other people. With school, if ever her children needed help, she made time to help them learn and understand whatever it was that they needed. Stahlman never had to be asked to do something, she just always knew when people needed help and would get right to giving them a hand. The easy-going woman and her family moved back and forth from the East Coast to the Southwest many times. In 1979, they moved to Los Lunas for two years, simply for a change in scenery. Then, in 1981, the family moved to the Four Corners area. Mary Ann loved going to the mountains and being among the beautiful scenery that the area had to offer. She was part Cherokee Indian and felt this was a way to get back to her heritage.

From 1988-1995, The Stahlman's lived in Wisconsin. David Sr. was disabled because of back problems, so the northern area was supposed to be beneficial to his health as well as a more cost-friendly environment. Once again Mary Ann and her family moved, this time back to Bloomfield. The couple had grandchildren here and they wanted to be closer. Her grandchildren were very important in her life as was the rest of her family. Life in Bloomfield was exactly what Stahlman wanted, her son said. She worked at the Super 8 Motel in Bloomfield and was completely content. She talked often about how much she enjoyed working there at the front desk, dealing with the many faces that came through the doors.

“She loved working during the rodeo. She always talked to everyone that came into the motel, and enjoyed learning about where they were from and their different heritages and cultures.” David Jr. said Thursday. Mary Ann was very outgoing as well as a “people-person”. Her family said that she could walk up to someone on the street and strike up a conversation with them. She got along great with everyone. Stahlman had no prior health problems, and was even considered to be in excellent health. On August 1, her husband talked with her about their plans to meet the rest of the family at the lake the next morning. The next morning though, Mary Ann did not wake up. She died in her sleep August 2, 2002.

G. Jesse Hepler 50th Anniversary

GOLDEN WEDDING Immense Throng Gather to do Honor to Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Hepler of Fairmount City on the Fiftieth Anniversary of their Marriage.

One of the pleasantest events we have ever had the pleasure of attending was the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Hepler at their beautiful home on Maple St., Fairmount City, Pa., on Tuesday of this week. The day was pleasant, and friends and neighbors to the number of almost two hundred gathered to do honor to this aged and respected couple. Owing to the large crowd present, the dinner and literary exercises were held in Lace's Hall. Dinner was served promptly at 12 m. There were six tables full in all, and by the time everybody was served it was 2 o'clock.

The literary exercises then began by a graph phone recital of the 23d Psalm and the Lord's Prayer. Dr. A. J. Hepler acted as toast master, and introduced in the order named, S. C. Hepler of the Leader, Rev. J. M. Evans, of the Reformed church, and Mr. Allen Space, all of whom delighted the audience by appropriate addresses. Excellent music by a selected choir under the direction of Mr. P. C. Miller was rendered. The literary exercises closed by all singing the long metor doxology and receiving the benediction, Rev. Evans pronouncing the same. All present then adjourned to the house where Mr. C. M. Elgin took a picture of the group.

Mr. Hepler is a son of Adam Hepler who was a son of John and Elizabeth Shoop Hepler who came from Center Co. in 1803 and settled where the Cherry Run campground now is. He was born May 22, 1831, and on March 14, 1854 he was married to Miss Elizabeth Mohney who is two years his junior. To this happy couple have been born seven children, four boys and three girls, four of whom are living; viz., Mrs. G. G. Stahlman of Frogtown; Raymond of Hawthorn; Dr. A. J. of New Bethlehem, and ___ P. E. of Bridgeport, Ohio.

Following as near as we could secure them, are the names of all present: The bride and groom, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Hepler, Rev. J. L. Proudfit, Rev. J. M. Evans and son, W. C. McEwen, wife and daughter; Mrs. D. W. Goheen and daughter, W. T. Craig and wife, J. J.  Stahlman, wife, two daughters and one son; Mrs. G. W. White and son; A. J. Hepler, two sons and one daughter; Mrs. W. W. Snyder, E. R. Hepler and wife, Miss Elsie Stahlman, Miss Effie Mohney, M. E. Stahlman, Crist Shick and wife, Mrs. Fred Smith, Miss Annie Bauer, J. Y. Mills, wife and son; Miss Mary Smith, Raymond Hepler, wife and children; J. C. Bauer and wife; Harry Miller; Mrs. Miles Binley and two sons; J. L. Cribbs and wife, Harriet Hepler, J. C. Miller and wife, J. C. Blake and wife, C. F. Servey and wife, G. J. Lace, wife and two daughters; Chas. Miller and wife; G. H. Miller and wife; D. A. Wiant and wife; Chas. Kah, Sr., Mrs. L. E. Ramale, W. H. Silvis and wife; Mack Mohney and wife; Mrs. Miriah Butler, Mrs.  C. A. Coleman, Mrs. S. J. Sloan, Samuel Hepler, S. C. Hepler, wife and daughter; Mrs. J. A. Doverspike and two daughters; Mrs. Elizabeth Emery, Louis Mohney, wife and two children; C. A. Swartfager and wife; P. C. Miller and wife; G. H. Wise and wife; David Bodd___ and wife; W. H. Lankard and wife; Charles Hepler, Jno. Dinger and wife; Ralph Creswell, wife and child; Mrs. Philip Stahlman, Mrs. W. G. O'Dell, Mrs. Pearl Lankard, Floyd Hepler, Grace Doverspike, Allen Space, Jno. Shick, Jesse Renard and wife, Mrs. Steve Frivley, Mrs. Lizzie Wrightman, N. C. May and wife, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Shick, J. A. Silvis and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Benj. Keck, Mrs. C. A. Anderson and baby; Mrs. James McWilliams, Milton Hepler and wife; G. D. Hamm and wife; Dr. P. E. Hepler, Samuel Mohney and wife, Wm. Hepler, G. G. Stahlman, wife and children, H. C. Shoup, wife and daughter, Mrs. C. E. Beck, Mrs. I. J. Hepler and daughter, Mrs. C. Herple, J. R. Slaughenhopt and wife; Mrs. A. Krump, J. P. Miles, wife and children, C. M. Elgin, David Schrecongost and D. H. Doverspike.

H. Ethyln (Lock) Stahlman - Nevada woman marks 103rd birthday By: Cecilia Dutton, Staff Writer 10/11/2001

From Mid-Iowa News http://www.midiowanews.com/site/index.cfm?newsid=2483631&BRD=2700&PAG=461&dept_id=554188&rfi=8

Ethyln Stahlman made history last week by celebrating another birthday. This birthday marked 103 years of life. She said her secret to longevity is work. "Keep busy and keep your mind occupied." "I've had some hard times, some sorrows, some happy days and some long hours," Stahlman said as she shared some of those memories.

She was born Ethyln Lock on a farm in 1898 in Gridley, Ill. Her father wanted to farm, and because the ground wasn't suitable, they moved to Kansas, again unsatisfied with the ground. She moved one more time with her family, this time to settle down, to a farm seven miles north of Nevada in 1911. The family traveled by train, her father and oldest brother riding in a boxcar while she rode with her mother in a passenger car.

Stahlman can tell of many childhood memories filled with customs no longer practiced. She attended Valley View School House, about a mile away from her farm. In the winter, her father would take her to school on a bob sled over the snow. About 30 students attended the first- through eighth-grade school, and she remembers going to the old courthouse in Nevada to take her eighth-grade examination for graduation. She passed and was given a diploma.

She took some ninth-grade coursework, but didn't go on because her mother wanted her to help with the work at home. They'd make large meals "all from scratch," Stahlman said, "nothing in a can." They didn't have the convenience of electricity; there were no fans to provide relief in the heat of summers, and laundry and dishes were cleaned by hand. Despite the work, Stahlman remembers, "We didn't crab as much then as we do now."

She met her husband, Harvey Stahlman, on a farm where he worked as a thresher. They wed in 1919 in her family farm home. Their wedding cake was made with brown sugar because of imposed sugar rations. They moved to Nevada where they raised two sons, and Harvey worked as a mechanic. She remembers a different time in Nevada. Main Street and the Lincoln Highway were dirt roads and people parked in the middle of the street. Each house had a barn and outhouse in the back yard. There was a millinery, two jewelry stores, and the downtown shops were filled. Although, she noted, "We didn't have as many beauty shops then as we do now." Doctors made house calls, and births took place in the home. She could board a passenger train in the morning to Marshalltown to visit her mother and travel home that night.

After her sons were grown, Stahlman worked in several positions. She addressed envelopes at Donnelley, collected for Homestead Life Insurance and worked 20 years at Dillon's Department Store. "The girls at the store would complain about their legs or feet hurting. I never had pain, but I'm getting paid now."

A member of each generation of her family served during a war, each instance a time she said "wasn't easy." Her husband's father fought in the Civil War, her husband served in World War I before they were married while she volunteered as a red cross worker, her son, Junior, in World War II, her son, Paul, in the Korean War, and a grandson, Steve, served during the Vietnam War.

Stahlman has seen her share of loss. Before she and her older brother were born, her parents were left childless when they lost three children within a week to diphtheria. But her parents had six more children. However, they have all since passed away. Her husband of 27 years died in 1946. And, only six years ago, she buried her oldest son, Junior. Vacations provide fond memories. Stahlman remembers traveling to Venezuela and seeing the oil wells; she recalled seeing the Spirit of St. Louis at the World's Fair in Montreal, and an island in Mackinac, Mich. where cars were not allowed and the service was fine.  Now, Stahlman said her days are longer because she has more time. Her sight problems limit her activities, but she's not done. "As long as I can do, I don't think I've done my share. I guess I just like doing; I like to be with people." She's done volunteer work for the hospital and belongs to a circle at church. She had been active in the American Legion Auxiliary, Sorosis, Story County Hospital Guild and Eastern Star, but only gets out when someone can take her. "My body just won't let me do much."

At 103, she still looks after herself. She still lives in her home of 40 years and wants to stay there as long as possible. Her roomer helps her out often and she has a homemaker come in once a week, but Stahlman helps with the cooking and gets herself through her day. As for her health, Stahlman said she's never had any problems that couldn't be helped.

Things have changed, and Stahlman said there's things she'd like to see go back the way they were. "I don't think people visit as much." Social skills have changed. Families are spread out, daily visits are rare, and conversation has to compete with the television in many households. Stahlman added another comment about modern times, "Everybody is out for that almighty dollar." She does appreciate the convenience of technology in her microwave and washing machine, but she's still known to hang her clothes on the line in the summer.

For her 103rd birthday, she wanted a cake with candles, but her daughter joked she wouldn't be able to afford the cake if she had to buy the candles. She was given a party Saturday night, and received well wishes from her family: five grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Longevity runs in her family. Her mother lived 96 years and an aunt lived to 100. "I thought I'd take over," she said.



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