Susan Nungesser obit

Resident For Half Century At 'Greenville," Between Mountains and Jonestown Road - Active Until Few Weeks Age and Death Is Sudden.

After a long and active life, Mrs. Susan Hoffman Nungesser died last night at the age of 93 years in her home at Greenville, between the mountain on the Berwick-Jonestown road. Death was entirely unexpected and Mrs. Hoffman had been able to about her room until yesterday although she had been extremely feeble for the past three weeks. Survivors include seven children, 46 grandchildren, 83 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

A native of Nescopeck Borough, Mrs. Nungesser was born in the old Cooper homestead at the intersection of Cooper and Third streets, Nescopeck, on Oct. 16, 1844. Her maiden name was Susanna Hoffman, and she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Hoffman, and resided in the old building until her first marriage.

Husband Killed in War

One month after she married Jacob Daubert, he became a soldier in the Civil War and a short time later while fighting in Maryland with the army of the Potomac, was wounded. He died a few days after suffering the serious wounds. His bride went to Maryland to claim the body and bring it back to this section, with burial in the Conyngham cemetery.

The widow later married Isaac Nungessor and the couple moved to Shepton and later to Unityville. Fifty-five years ago the moved to the Red Rock section and, after spending several years there, came to the home at Greenville. Mr. Nungessor succumbed nine years ago but his wife continued to live in the home.

Did House And Garden Work

Although 84 years of age at the time of her husband's death, Mrs. Nungesser was active and until about two years ago did most of her own housework and cared for a good sized garden.

Sensible living, plenty of fresh air and wholesome food was given by Mrs. Nungessor as the prescription for a long and health life. At the age of 84 years she made a patchwork quilt and quilted it without aid. Loss of eyesight, although a great hardship for the formerly active woman, was cheerfully borne. Refusing offers by her children to live with them, Mrs. Nungessor desired to remain at her home where relatives lived with her.

Children surviving are: Mrs. C.W. Shultz at home with Mrs. Nungessor since 1936; Mrs. Elmer Smith, of Hughesville; Mrs. Charles Travelpiece of Hobbie; Mrs. W.M. Long, of Bloomsburg; Henry Nungessor, of Hughesville; Mrs. Frank Zimmerman of Elysburg; Mrs. Catherine Edwards, of Berwick; John Nungessor, of Bloomsburg, and Mrs. John Setzer, of Berwick.

Children who preceded Mrs. Nungesser in death were Harvey N. Nungesser, Mrs. Hannah Getz, William N. Nungesser.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock with a brief service at the late home followed by services in the Summer Hill Evangelical Church. Rev. C.R. Ness will officiate and interment will be made in the Summer Hill cemetery

...from old newspaper clipping