EARLY DEATHS

IN

CARBON COUNTY

AND BEYOND

 

FROM THE MAUCH CHUNK NEWSPAPERS OF

1829 TO 1850

 

SURNAMES SHEIDLY TO ZERLY

PERSON

D.O.D.

NOTICE DATE

NP

PLACE OF DEATH

CAUSE OF DEATH

AGE

NOTES

Sheidly, Benjamin

1850/01/??

1850/04/11

CCG

Lehigh River above Mauch Chunk

Drowned

22-00-00

Notice was for burial, which occurred 2/11/1850.

Sherry, John

1843/01/23

1843/03/21

CC T

Mauch Chunk

 

53-00-00

 

Shober, Samuel L.

1847/07/25

1847/09/02

CCG

Philadelphia, Pa.

 

58-00-00

First president of the Buck Mt. Coal Co. [obituary]

Shoch, Jacob

1846/08/10

1846/08/27

CCG

Mauch Chunk

 

01-00-00

S/o Daniel & Maria Shoch

Shoemaker, Elijah, Col.

1829/07/14

1829/07/09

C

Kingston, Pa.

 

51-00-00

 

Siewers, Sarah E.

1849/04/29

1849/05/03

CCG

Mauch Chunk

 

 

Sp/o Joseph H. Siewers, d/o Joshua Edwards, Esq.

Silfees, Elizabeth

1833/08/16

1833/08/17

C

Mauch Chunk

 

 

Wife of Peter Silfees

Simms, David L.

1839/01/19

1839/01/21

C

Mauch Chunk

Work injuries

23-00-00

At Canal Lock, probably No. 1 of the Upper Div.

Simpson, Henry S.

1841/07/14

1841/08/02

C

Mauch Chunk

 

02-00-00

S/o John & Hannah Simpson

Simpson, Jeanette

1838/09/13

1838/09/17

C

Mauch Chunk

 

00-02-21

D/o John & Hannah Simpson

Simpson, John

1850/02/18

1850/02/21

CCG

His home in Summit Hill

 

55-00-00

 

Singley, Mary

1837/09/24

1837/09/25

C

Mauch Chunk

 

07-00-00

Eldest d/o Amos E. Singley

Sisty, Amons

1847/07/16

1847/07/29

CCG

Wilkes Barre, Luzerne Co.

 

39-00-00

 

Sisty, Martha

1850/10/18

1850/12/05

CCG

Light Street, Columbia Co., Pa.

 

35-00-00

Wife of the late Amos Sisty, formerly of Wilkes Barre

Sisty, William

1841/05/09

1841/05/24

C

Nescopec

 

59-08-08

 

Smith, George

1834/08/05

1834/08/09

C

Mauch Chunk

 

02-06-00

Only son of George W. & Jane Smith

Smith, infant

1846/02/07

1846/02/19

CCG

 

 

 

Infant child of George W. Smith

Smith, John

1844/12/10

1845/01/16

CC T

The Landing

 

00-08-23

S/o John D. Smith of the Landing (age uncertain)

Snow, John C.

1847/05/14

1847/05/27

CCG

Wilkes Barre

Pulmonary Consumption

41-00-00

A widow and children remained, he also was a member of the Odd Fellows [obituary]

Snyder, Annette

1845/07/05

1845/07/10

CCG

Mauch Chunk

 

00-04-00

D/o Charles & Rachel Snyder

Sold, Charles

1850/03/25

1850/04/11

CCG

Mahoning Twp.

 

06-00-00

S/o John Sold [Solt]

Solt, John Jacob

1847/02/20

1847/03/04

CCG

Towamensing Twp.

Apoplexy

81-00-00

 

Speece, Lydia

1849/01/14

1849/01/25

CCG

Tamaqua

Consumption

45-00-00

Sp/o John Speece, d/o Joseph & Hannah Dodson [name spelled "Space" in death notice]

Spence, Joseph

1841/02/11

1841/02/20

C

Tamaqua

 

02-05-06

Only S/o John N. Spence

Staples, Rachael

1848/06/16

1848/06/22

CCG

Lehighton

 

15-02-00

[Religious obit & poem]

Stevenson, William

1832/12/28

1832/12/29

C

Mauch Chunk

Stripping accident

 

Article on death of 4 and injury of Isaac Love

Storbert, George

1833/09/14

1833/09/21

C

Nesquehoning

 

 

Was a miner

Stoud, Tagerne

1847/10/17

1847/11/18

CCG

Upper Towamensing Twp.

 

00-01-00

D/o Charles Stoud

Strauss, John Jacob

1845/05/06

1845/05/29

CCG

Mahoning Twp.

Apoplexy

76-00-00

 

Strohl, Elizabeth

1845/09/08

1845/10/02

CCG

Towamensing Twp.

Apoplexy

11-00-00

D/o Peter Strohl

Strouse, Charles Edward

1849/08/14

1849/09/01

CCG

Mauch Chunk

 

03-11-14

S/o Casper & Margaret Strouse

Suttard, Jane Sophonia

1830/12/26

1831/01/17

C

Stafford, NY

Dropsy of chest

36-00-00

Formerly of Mahoning Valley

Sweeney, C.

1832/12/28

1832/12/29

C

Mauch Chunk

Stripping accident

 

 

Sweeny, Hugh

1834/10/16

1834/10/18

C

Mauch Chunk

Short illness

 

Also a boatman on the canal, like his brother Francis Sweeny

Sweney, Daniel

1832/06/25

1832/07/02

C

Mauch Chunk

Pulmonary complaint

35-00-00

(Name should probably be Sweeney)

Symmes, John Cleves

1829/05/19

1829/06/17

C

Hamilton, Ohio

 

 

 

Taggart, Thomas

1847/03/16

1847/04/01

CCG

Tamaqua

Consumption

20-01-12

S/o James Taggart

Taylor, James

1844/04/30

1844/05/15

CC T

Philadelphia

 

 

A native of Scotland, lived in Philadelphia the past 53 years

Taylor, Maria, Mrs.

1829/09/03

1829/09/10

C

Mauch Chunk

 

49-00-00

 

Teeple, Jane

1839/06/03

1829/06/10

C

Mauch Chunk

Pulmonary complaint

25-00-00

 

Thompson, Rebecca

1841/05/08

1841/05/10

C

Weissport

 

01-06-00

Infant D/o Dr. John D. Thompson

Thompson, Rebecca, Mrs.

1839/12/01

1839/12/07

C

Weissport

 

28-00-00

Wife of Dr. John D. Thompson

Torrence, James

1839/02/16

1839/02/18

C

 

 

 

Infant s/o Edmunson Torrence

Tracy, Mary Ann

1831/04/26

1831/05/02

C

Wilkes Barre

Pulmonary Consumption

20-00-00

More, mother was a widow, Mary Ann was single... from the Wilkes Barre Herald newspaper

Treglo, Henry

1847/01/08

1847/01/21

CCG

East Penn Twp.

 

50-10-27

 

Troy, Asher E.

1846/08/06

1846/08/13

CCG

 

A lingering illness

40-00-00

[May have died 8/13]

Van Horn, Hannah

1833/11/17

1833/11/23

C

Mauch Chunk

 

15-10-00

D/o Mrs. Ann Horn, was a member of the M. E. Church about 2 years

Vanderbeck, E. O.

1850/02/18

1850/02/21

CCG

Mauch Chunk

 

32-00-00

 

Vanneman, A. R.

1849/01/02

1847/01/07

CCG

 

 

32-00-00

 

Vanneman, John

1841/01/26

1841/01/30

C

Huntington Twp., Luzerne Co.

 

23-00-00

Of Mauch Chunk, his remains were returned to Chunk

Wagener, Mary, Mrs.

1833/02/13

1833/02/16

C

Easton, Pa.

Consumption

37-00-00

Consort of David D. Wagener, Esq.

Wagner, William W.

1849/01/28

1849/02/08

CCG

Allentown

Consumption

28-00-00

He was of the firm of Wagner & Huber of Allentown, was buried on the following Tuesday

Walk, Charles

1849/10/25

1849/11/22

CCG

Towamensing Twp.

 

12-11-12

S/o Solomon Walk

Walk, Mary Elizabeth

1849/12/09

1850/01/17

CCG

Towamensing Twp.

 

70-00-00

Sp/o George Walk

Walker, Margaret, Mrs.

1839/08/26

1839/09/07

C

Nesquehoning

 

44-00-00

Wife of Joseph Walker

Walker, Sarah, Mrs.

1843/05/13

1843/05/16

CC T

Nesquehoning

 

39-00-00

Sp/o Joseph Walker

Wallace, infant

1841/01/30

1841/01/30

C

Mauch Chunk

 

00-02-00

Infant D/o William Wallace, funeral Sunday, Jan. 31

Wallace, Sarah Elizabeth

1841/07/19

1841/08/02

C

Mauch Chunk

 

02-01-00

D/o Jacob & Sarah Wallace

Wallace, William Hamilton

1844/07/10

1844/07/17

CC T

Mauch Chunk

 

01-01-06

S/o Jacob S. & Sarah Wallace

Waller, Hannah Ann

1845/08/05

1845/08/07

CCG

Philadelphia

 

 

Sp/o Dr. Tracey Waller; d/o E. W. Harlan of Mauch Chunk

Wandal, Sanford

1834/04/28

1834/05/03

C

Mauch Chunk

Small pox

 

Late of Windham, Luzerne Co.

Warner, ______

1839/05/01

1839/05/06

C

 

 

00-01-07

Infant d/o John Warner

Warner, Sarah

1836/07/22

1836/08/01

C

Mauch Chunk

 

16-00-22

D/o Jacob Warner of Mauch Chunk

Warner, William Henry, Rev.

1845/06/20

1845/07/25

CCG

Danish West Indies Islands

 

 

He was of the Moravian Mission

Washborn, John

1849/12/28

1850/01/10

CCG

Rockport

 

59-00-00

 

Weaver, Michael

1834/12/02

1834/12/13

C

 

Apoplexy

64-00-00

 

Webb, Richard

1849/09/04

1849/09/08

CCG

Clifton

After an illness of 4 days

35-00-00

Lived in Carbon Co. for many years, on becoming ill he gave up other jobs and only taught school.  Probably buried in the Mauch Chunk Cem. [obit]

Webster, John Cross

1842/06/13

1842/06/13

C

Mauch Chunk

 

02-07-00

S/o Rev. Richard Webster

Weiss, Caroline

1832/12/03

1832/12/03

C

Mauch Chunk

 

00-03-00

Only d/o George Weiss

Weiss, Charlotte

1837/02/25

1837/03/06

C

Mauch Chunk

 

00-06-11

Infant d/o George Weiss

Weiss, Conrad

1847/04/10

1847/05/06

CCG

Mauch Chunk

Consumption

63-09-00

 

Weiss, Elizabeth

1844/11/29

1844/12/12

CC T

 

Paralytic stroke

90-00-23

Widow of Jacob Weiss, late of Weissport, who died 1/9/1844

Weiss, Francis

1845/03/05

1845/03/20

CCG

His home at Weissport

 

71-11-28

Obituary

Weiss, Jacob

1839/01/09

1839/01/14

C

At his home in Weissport

 

 

Obituary

Weiss, Jacob, Jr.

1838/01/08

1838/01/29

C

Weissport

Consumption

58-00-00

 

Weiss, Sarah Jane

1846/05/21

1846/06/18

CCG

Mauch Chunk

 

01-01-00

D/o Conrad Weiss

Weiss, Stephen

1837/03/04

1837/03/06

C

Mauch Chunk

 

01-11-00

S/o George Weiss

Weiss, Thomas

1847/04/23

1847/04/29

CCG

Weissport

 

71-00-00

 

Wells, David M.

1836/07/20

1836/07/25

C

Near M. Chunk

 

 

Article "Melancholy Death"; contractor on the Lehigh Canal, died in blast at the Turnhole [aka Glen Onoko]; a native of Chilleningo, Madison Co., NY

Werts, Mary

1850/0318

1850/04/11

CCG

Mahoning Twp.

 

44-00-00

Sp/o Peter Werts

Werts, Samuel

1850/04/04

1850/04/11

CCG

Mahoning Twp.

 

18-00-00

 

Wheeler, James

1839/10/09

1839/10/26

C

Near Allentown

 

26-00-00

 

Wheeler, Jane H.

1831/07/20

1831/08/01

C

Near Allentown

 

17-00-00

Formerly of Lowrytown

Whetstone, Amanda Barbara

1849/11/17

1849/11/22

CCG

West Penn Twp., Schuylkill Co.

 

00-05-13

D/o Gideon Whetstone

White, Josiah

1850/11/15

1850/11/21

CCG

At his home in Philadelphia

 

 

[Long obit on the founder of Mauch Chunk and the anthracite coal industry in Carbon Co.]

White, Solomon

1832/02/20

1832/02/27

C

Philadelphia

 

19-00-00

Only son of Josiah White

Whitebread, Mrs.

1844/07/11

1844/07/17

CC T

Rockport

 

 

Sp/o Jacob Whitebread

Whitehead, ______ _______

1833/08/13

1833/08/17

C

Mauch Chunk

 

 

D/o Jacob Whitehead

Wildanger, George

1846/07/21

1846/07/30

CCG

Abt. 2 miles below canal weigh lock near Easton

Drowned

12-00-00

Family lived near Mauch Chunk, his body was taken to the [Northampton] County poorhouse and decently buried [Short article on death] 

Williams, Elizabeth

1846/08/03

1846/08/13

CCG

 

 

66-00-00

Sp/o Benjamin Williams

Wilson, Henry

1843/04/21

1843/05/16

CC T

 

 

63-00-00

"He was an old resident of this place, formerly from Maryland"

Wilson, John

1841/02/01

1841/02/06

C

Mauch Chunk

 

60-00-00

 

Wilson, Mrs.

1843/05/09

1843/05/16

CC T

Mauch Chunk

 

 

Wife of Robert Wilson, she was a native of Coleraine, Ireland

Winters, William

1847/09/18

1847/11/18

CCG

Towamensing Twp.

 

17-00-00

 

Winterstein, James

1843/03/08

1843/03/21

CC T

Mauch Chunk

 

76-00-00

Died in the home of Conrad Miller

Wintzler, Juliet

1837/03/27

1837/04/03

C

 

 

02-00-00

 

Wolf, Mary, Mrs.

1833/11/27

1833/12/07

C

Harrisburg

 

54-00-00

Consort of the Governor of Pa. (obit taken from the Harrisburg Reporter of 11/29

Woodward, Elizabeth

1837/06/31

1837/07/05

C

Mauch Chunk

 

13-01-00

D/o Samuel Woodward

Zehnu, William

1848/12/05

1849/01/25

CCG

Summit Hill

 

01-00-00

S/o Joseph Zehnu

Zehnu, William

1848/12/05

1849/01/27

CD

Summit Hill

 

01-00-00

S/o Joseph Zehnu

Zerly, Lucy Ann

1846/10/24

1846/11/26

CCG

East Penn Twp.

 

30-00-00

 

Zerly, William Jacob

1846/10/26

1846/11/26

CCG

East Penn Twp.

 

00-02-00

 

 

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January 2004