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The small initials you see after each obit are for inventory purposes, only. The dates shown on the obits are either the actual dates of death, which will appear as part of the obituary, or the date the obit was published in the newspaper, noted at end of obit as "handwritten date."


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CHRISTIAN A. BEACHY, died at his home on Negro Mountain, near Grantsville, on Sunday evening, December 28. He had been ill for several months with a heart condition. A son of the late Aaron and Catherine FOLK BEACHY, he was born near Grantsville.
Surviving: His widow, Mrs. Mary KEIM BEACHY, a son Clyde, at home, two daughters, Mrs. Hester MARGROFF, Akron, Ohio; and Mrs. Ethel MAUST, Spring, PA; two grandchildren, and his brothers, J. A. BEACHY, and Edward W. A. BEACHY, near Grantsville.
Services were from the Mennonite church, Springs, PA, of which he was a member. Rev. Roy OTTO, pastor, officiated. Interment in the Springs cemetery.
(obit hand dated Jan. 1, 1948) pt


CHRISTIAN C. BEACHY, 76, an invalid for the past fifteen years, died April 2, at his residence in Grantsville. Born at Bittinger, son of the late Christian and Mary BEEGHLEY BEACHY.
He was a farmer and a stockman and a maple sugar producer. Moved to Grantsville about six years ago.
No immediate survivors. His wife died last December. Mrs. Susan SCHOCK, of Miami, Fla., and Mt. Lake Park, a sister.
Funeral services were conducted from the home. Interment was in the Grantsville cemetery.
(Obit hand dated, April 3, 1947) pt


EMERSON GALEN BEACHY, JR., 19, was killed Friday afternoon when he fell into a mixer at the Union Firebrick Company, near Jennings. Previously employed by his father in the lumber business.
Survived by his wife, Mary CLIGER BEACHY of Mt. Savage, who is a patient at the Hazel McGilvery Hospital, Meyersdale, PA. . Also survived by a brother, Luther and two sisters, Helen and Kay Beachy, all at home.
Graduated from Grantsville High School in 1944.
Funeral services were held at the Lutheran church in Jennings, Rev. George BOWERSOX, pastor, officiated; assisted by Rev. Ross SPEICHER, pastor of the Church of the Brethren. Interment was in the Grantsville cemetery.
(Obit hand dated March 21, 1946) pt


ETTA SARAH LIVENGOOD BEACHY, 78, Grantsville, Maryland, died November 14, 1950, at Cumberland Memorial Hospital. Born February 21, 1877, the daughter of Simon and Araminta LIVENGOOD.
Married July 23, 1896 to Joel A. Beachy.
Six years of their early life were spent pioneering on a homestead in South Dakota, where Forest, Walter and Irvin were born. Returned to home purchased by Mr. Beachy's father in 1862, one mile west of Grantsville.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by the following children; Forest, Vernon, John, of Grantsville; Walter and Irvin, of Wilkinsburg; Roy, of Salisbury; Mrs. Dewey BITTINGER, Akron, Ohio; Mrs. Herbert BECKETT, Brecksville, Ohio; Mrs. Robert ROSS, Wilkinsburg, Pa.; Mrs. Raymond ROSENBERGER, Grantsville; 28 grandchildren and 10 great, grandchildren.
Also surviving the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Irvin ENGLE, Warren, Ohio; Mrs. Lloyd F. ENGLE, Meyersdale, Pa.; Mrs. John H. FOLK, Grantsville; Mrs. Clarence WISSEMAN, Wilkinsburg, Pa.; Harvey and Hobart LIVENGOOD, Rockwood, Pa.; and Samuel LIVENGOOD, of St. Paul, Pa.
Mrs. Beachy was a member of the Grantsville Evangelical and Reformed Church, oldest member of the Women's Guild, a charter member of the Grantsville Community club, (now the Homemaker's club.)
Funeral services were held Friday, in the St. John's Evangelical and Reformed Church. Rev. George K. ELY, of Baltimore, officiated, assisted by Rev. Ira MONN, of Salisbury, Pa., and Rev. Carl H. CLAPP, Cumberland.
Pallbearers were six grandsons: Kenneth BEACHY, Robert BEACHY, Cpl. William BEACHY, Carl BEACHY, Walter BEACHY, Jr. and Neil BITTINGER. Interment was in Grantsville cemetery.
(Obit hand dated Nov. 23, 1950) pt


FORREST F. BEACHY, 84, OF RD 2, died in Meyersdale Community Hospital. Born at Webster. S.D., he was the son of the late Joel A. and Etta (LIVENGOOD) BEACHY. His wife, Grace A. (KAMP) BEACHY, preceded him in death.
He was a retired farmer. He was a member of the St. John's United Church of Christ, Grantsville, a World War I veteran and a charter member of American Legion Post 214.
Surviving are one son, Kenneth BEACHY, of Grantsville; three daughters, Mrs. Bernice MERRILL, of Grantsville, Mrs. Helen BERNHARD, of Inverness, Fla., and Mrs. Wanda SHEFFIELD, of Grantsville; five brothers, Walter A. BEACHY and Irvin BEACHY, both of Wilkinsburg, Pa., Vernon BEACHY and John BEACHY, both of Grantsville, and Roy BEACHY of Berlin, Pa.; three sisters, Mrs. Ruby BITTINGER of Akron, Ohio, Mrs. June BECKETT of Inverness, and Mrs. Evelyn HEWITT of Grantsville; 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Newman Funeral Home held the viewing. Services were at the St. John's Church with Rev. Douglas GARLAND, officiating. Interment was in the Grantsville cemetery.
(Obit hand dated July 1, 1981) pt


GALEN BEACHY, 59, Grantsville lumber dealer, died suddenly February 23, of a heart attack at his home on Main Street, Grantsville. Born October 19, 1890, the son of the late Paul and Elizabeth LOHR BEACHY. He married Vena YOST, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah YOST, March 24, 1924.
Surviving: His widow, a son Luther BEACHY, and two daughters, Mrs. Jack KEIM and Miss Kay BEACHY, all of Grantsville. A son, Galen Jr., died several years ago. Also surviving are four brothers, Root BEACHY and Harrison BEACHY, Jennings; Talmadge BEACHY, Magadore, Ohio; McKinley BEACHY, Harrisonburg, VA; and three sisters, Mrs. John YOMMER, Jennings; Mrs. W. H. MOYER, Doylestown, PA, and Mrs. Joseph NISSLEY, Sarasota, FL.
The funeral was conducted from the Grantsville Lutheran church by Rev. Curt H. RUNZ, pastor of the Jennings Lutheran church, of which Mr. Beachy was a member. Burial was in the Grantsville cemetery.
(Obit hand dated March 2, 1950) pt


GRACE A. BEACHY, 77, of Grantsville, died at Meyersdale Community Hospital. Born at the Cove, she was a daughter of the late Lewis and Cora Alice (SPEICHER) KAMP.
Survivors: Her husband, Forrest BEACHY; a son, Kenneth BEACHY, of here; three daughters, Mrs. Bernice MERRILL and Mrs. Wanda SHEFFIELD, both of here, and Mrs. Helen BERHARD, Washington; two brothers, Often KAMP, of here, and Robert KAMP, Shallow Water, Kan.; a sister, Mrs. Emma OTTO, of here; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was a member of the St. John's United Church of Christ, Grantsville; the church Women's Guild, New Germany Homemaker's Club and Gold Star Mothers.
The body is at the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville. Services conducted from St. John's Church, with Rev. Ernest RUMBAUGH, and Rev. Earl HARPER officiating. Interment will be in the Grantsville cemetery.
(Obit hand dated July 6, 1974) pt


Mrs. J. A. BEACHY, of near Grantsville, who died in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, on Tuesday, will be held Friday from the Grantsville Evangelical and Reformed church, with Rev. Carl H. CLAPP, pastor of St. Mark's Evangelical and Reformed church, Cumberland, officiating. Burial will be in the Grantsville cemetery.
(Obit hand dated November 16, 1950) pt


JONAS M. BEACHY, 65, of RD 1, died Wednesday at his residence. A native of Bittinger, he was a son of the late Silas C. and Mary Alice (BOWSER) BEACHY.
He was a member of the Bear Creek Church of the Brethren and Woodmen of the World, Camp 68 of Bittinger.
He is survived by his widow, Ferne (BUCKEL) BEACHY; a son, David BEACHY, McHenry; four daughters, Mrs. Phyllis MAZER, Oxen Hill, Md.; Mrs. Mary Ellen STEMPER, College Park; Mrs. Cindy STANTON, here; and Miss Sally BEACHY, Oakland; two brothers, Fred BEACHY, Oakland, and John BEACHY, Swanton; two sisters, Mrs. Mary RALEY, Flintstone, and Mrs. Martha EMORY, Bittinger; and five grandchildren.
The body is at the Newman Funeral Home in Grantsville. Rev. William SHIMER will conduct services from the Bear Creek Church of the Brethren. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
(Obit hand dated November 5, 1976) pt


Mrs. KATIE BEACHY, 65, wife of Noah C. BEACHY, died at her home. She had been ill for one year.
Born September 26, 1887, in Somerset County, PA, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Amanda YODER SCHROCK. She was a member of the Amish Church at Gortner.
Surviving: Her husband, and five sons, Elmer and Daniel BEACHY, Oakland; Milton and Paul BEACHY, Meyersdale, PA, and David BEACHY, Norristown, PA, four daughters, Mrs. Daniel PETERSHEIM, Oakland; Misses Sarah and Mary BEACHY, at home, and Mrs. Ray KINSINGER, Salisbury, PA, two brothers, Noah SCHROCK, Oakland, and Elmer SCHROCK, Grantsville; seven sisters, Mrs. Joseph YODER, Meyersdale, PA; Mrs. Eli MILLER, Farmington, Del.; Mrs. Noah W. YODER and Mrs. Rudy YODER, Norfolk, VA; Mrs. Jake MILLER, Stuartsdraft, VA; Mrs. Daniel BEACHY and Mrs. Henry MILLER, Dover, Del., and 17 grandchildren.
Services were held at the Gortner Amish Church with interment in Schlabach cemetery.
(Obit hand dated Oct. 22, 1953) pt


MISS LEAH D. BEACHY, 94, died at home south of Oakland. A native of Preston Co., WV, she was born April 21, 1857, a daughter of the late Daniel J. and Elizabeth YODER BEACHY. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite church near Gortner, she lived in that area for 87 years.
Surviving: Two sisters, Mrs. Katie HERSHBERGER, Salisbury, PA, and Miss Fannie BEACHY, at home; and 22 nieces and nephews.
Services were from the Amish Mennonite Church with interment in the Beachy family cemetery at Aurora.
(obit hand dated December 4, 1951)


MARSHALL BEACHY, 75, died Tuesday at his home in Grantsville.
He was a well-known contractor.
Survived by his widow, Mrs. Eva BROADWATER BEVANS BEACHY; one son, James BEACHY, at home; a daughter, Miss Elizabeth BEACHY, Washington, D. C.; five children by his first wife, Mrs. Mary FRANTZ BEACHY, Harry with the Navy, Frank BEACHY, Smock, Pa., Mrs. Helen NOEL, Braddock, Pa., Mrs. Estella REED, Valencia, Pa.; and Mrs. Hilda BAKER, Slippery Rock, Pa.
Services held Thursday from the Winterburg Funeral Home by Rev. D. J. COMBS, Methodist Minister and burial in the Grantsville cemetery.
(Obit hand dated December 18, 1947 pt


MARY BEACHY, 71, widow of Moses BEACHY, died October 10, at her home near Salisbury, PA, following an illness of five years. A native of Grantsville, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Emmanuel MILLER, she was a member of the Beachy Amish church.
Surviving: Five stepsons, Noah, Irvin, Ernest and Milton BEACHY, all of Salisbury, and Alvin BEACHY, Bluffton, Ohio, and five stepdaughters, Miss Annie BEACHY, Salisbury; Mrs. Amos GEIGLEY, Fairfield; Mrs. Eli YODER, Fisherville, VA, and Mrs. Melvin and Mrs. Henry YODER, both of Grantsville.
Services were at the Beachy Church, Rev. Eli TICE, officiating. Interment was in the Amish Cemetery, Niverton.
(Obit hand dated October 22, 1953) pt


MRS. MARY ANN BEACHY, 79, widow of CHRISTIAN A. BEACHY, daughter of the late Jonas and Hester Mc VICKER KIEM, was born in Somerset Co., PA, December 25,1872 and died January 6, 1952, at Springs, PA. She had been an invalid for the past ten years. She was a member of the Springs Mennonite Church at Springs, PA, from where the funeral services were conducted January 9 with Rev. Roy OTTO in charge. Interment was in the cemetery at Springs.
Survivors: Two daughters, Mrs. Ethel MAUST, Springs; Mrs. Hester MARGROFT, Akron, Ohio; one foster daughter, Miss Helen DUCKWORTH, Cumberland; two sisters, Mrs. Lucinda KOLBFLEISCH, of State Line, PA and Mrs. Margaret RODAMER, Springs, PA; a brother, Robert KIEM, Summit Mills, PA, and two grandchildren. pt


MYRTLE BEACHY, 59, wife of Arthur BEACHY, who died February 22, in a Philadelphia hospital, was buried in Firnwood cemetery in that city.
Born July 6, 1891, near Oakland, a daughter of the late I. G. and Mary E. KITZMILLER. A member of Rebekah and P. O. S. of A. lodges in Philadelphia and the Presbyterian church.
Surviving: her husband, a son, Robert G. BEACHY; one sister, Mrs. Virgie K. THAYER, Oakland; two brothers, Walter O. and Julius E. KITZMILLER, both of Philadelphia and a grandson.
(obit hand dated March 6, 1951) pt


PFC. ROBERT J. BEACHY, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Forrest F. Beachy, of Grantsville, was killed November 14, when an Air Force C-119 "Flying Boxcar" hit a Korean mountain. Inducted into the service March, 1950. Prior to the service, he worked in Washington D. C., he graduated from Grantsville High School. He was a member of the Grantsville Reformed church. PFC. BEACHY was the grandson of Joel BEACHY, Grantsville.
Surviving: besides his parents, three sisters; Mrs. William MERRILL, Avilton; Mrs. Robert BARDCORD and Mrs. Wanda LEWIS, Washington, and a brother, Kenneth BEACHY, Hagerstown.
Another sister, Dorothy Jane BEACHY, was killed about 12 years ago as she alighted from a school bus. (Edge of copy is missing, letters for the surnames of sister's spouses are missing)
(obit hand dated Feb. 3, 1953) pt


SIMON N. BEACHY, 25, died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Noah C. BEACHY, of near Gortner, on November 1. He had been ill for two or three years. Born in Garrett County, November 25, 1925.
Survived by his parents, five brothers and four sisters; Mrs. Annie PETERSHEIM, Elmer, Daniel, Sarah, David and Mary BEACHY, all of Oakland; Milton BEACHY, Meyersdale, Pa.; Paul BEACHY, and Mrs. Amanda KINSINGER, Salisbury, Pa.
He was a member of the old order of Amish Mennonite church, near Gortnor, from which place the funeral services will be conducted, L. M. BEACHY in charge. Interment will be in the Slabach cemetery.
(Obit hand dated November 2, 1950) pt


HILDA M. BEALKY, 76, of Cumberland, died March 21, 1995, at Memorial Hospital.
Born July 8, 1918, in Accident, daughter of the late George Frederick GEORG and the late Emma (KAHL) GEORG. He was preceded in death by her husband, George Lewis BEALKY in 1959; two brothers and one sister. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Surviving a son, Bernard G. BEALKY, Cumberland; a daughter, Joan BEALKY, Cumberland; and several nieces and nephews.
He was member of the Trinity Lutheran Church.
Funeral held at the Merritt-Adams Funeral Home, Cumberland. Rev. Lawrence G. Geotz officiated. Interment in the Sunset Memorial Park.
Pt


MARY AGNES BEAMER, 69, widow of Charles W. BEAMER, formerly of Oakland, died last Thursday at the home of her daughter, ? J. William Smith, Cumberland.
Surviving: a son, Dr. Charles. S. BEAMER, LaVale, another daughter, ? Vernon CASTEEL, Huntingdon, WV, two sisters and four grandchildren. (Copy runs off the edge of the page, thus I can't read full names for Casteel and Smith)
(Obit hand dated Oct. 1, 1942) pt


MICHAEL J. BEDENE, 66, retired Kitzmiller coal miner, was found dead in the back yard of his home in Kitzmiller on Friday morning. Known as "MIKE" Bedene, he had been a resident of Kitzmiller for a number of years, was unmarried and had no known relatives in this section. Authorities attributed the death to a heart ailment. George PUGH, a next door neighbor found the body.
Born in Austria, September 17, 1882, he became a naturalized American citizen September 14, 1931, was a member of the Mt. Bethel Methodist church, Kitzmiller, and Lovene National Benefit society No. 243, of Frostburg.
(Obit hand dated November 11, 1948) pt


MARMADUKE C. BEST, aged 82 years, 8 months and 12 days, died at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Harry WHITE, Oak St., Oakland, on January 21. Cause: Influenza. He was born in New York City, May 8, 1846.
Surviving: A son, Head D. BEST, of Kingwood, WV, and by a daughter, Mrs. Greeley JANOSKE, of Red House, a sister; Mrs. Kate SIGLER, of Galesburg, IL.
Services were held at the Red House Lutheran church, with Rev. W. E. WAYBRIGHT officiating, with interment in the cemetery adjoining the church.
(Obit hand dated January 21, 1928) pt


MRS. ETTA BOWERS
Mrs. Etta BOWERS, wife of Mr. George BOWERS, died at her home near Jennings on Tuesday, March 11th, of pnuemonia, aged 34 years. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James ROSS, her father having preceded her to the grave five days. She is survived by her husband and three small children. She was a faithful Christian mother and wife and everyone who knew her loved her. She was a member of the Reformed church. Interment was made at New Germany Cemetery on Wednesday, March 12, with a brief service at the grave conducted by her pastor, Rev. Ira. S. Moon.
(March 11, 1919)


The Charleroi Mail, Pennsylvania
Albert BRANT of Monongahela, age 75 years , died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles LEVY, 129 Fallowfield Avenue, Charleroi, PA., April 2, 1946 at 12:30 p.m.
He was born in Somerset County, PA., March 8, 1871 and came to Charleroi in 1897 from Maryland. He was a member of the Baptist Church of Thairville, Maryland and was a carpenter by trade.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth (GARRETT) BRANT, two daughters, Mrs Charles (Bertha) LEVY of Charleroi and Mrs. George (Virginia) McDOUGALL of Monongahela, one son, Earl Howard BRANT of North Charleroi, one sister, Mrs. Lou (Lucy) KIMMELL of Akron, OH., four half-sisters: Mrs. Sara BOWMAN; Mrs. Sue TEETS, and Mrs. Myrtle HASTINGS of McHenry, MD; and Mrs. Ruth BOWSER of Accident, MD; three half-brothers, Calvin BRANT of Fairmont, WV, Jonas BRANT of Akron, OH and George BRANT of McHenry, MD, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Interment was at Monongahela Cemetery, Monongahela, PA. mb


The Charleroi Mail, Pennsylvania
Mary Elizabeth BRANT
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth BRANT of 129 Fallowfield Avenue, Charleroi, PA. died in the Charleroi-Monessen Hospital, March 18, 1957 at 9:43 a.m.
Mrs. BRANT was born in Oakland, Maryland, August 31, 1875, the daughter of John and Elizabeth (KING) GARRETT.
She was a member of the Methodist Church of Oakland, MD.
Preceded in death by her husband, Albert BRANT, in 1946, she is survived by one son, Earl Howard BRANT of North Charleroi, two daughters, Mrs. Bertha LEVY, Charleroi and Mrs. George (Virginia) McDOUGALL of Tampa, Florida; two brothers, George GARRETT of Akron, Ohio and Granville GARRETT of Oakland, Maryland, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Interment was at Monongahela Cemetery, Monongahela, PA. mb


MRS. SAMUEL D. BRENNEMAN
Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth (JENKINS) BRENNEMAN, 80, died Sunday evening, August 1, at the home of her daughter, mrs. Orval GLOTFELTY, near Accident. She had been in failing health for several years and bedfast for nine weeks previous to her death.

She was a daughter of the late William and Louise (DURST) JENKINS. She was born November 29, 1867, near Grantsville in Garrett County. In early life she became a member of Trinity Reformed Church of New Germany and remained a faithful member until her death.

In 1891 she was united in marriage with the late Samuel D. Brenneman and to this union were born nine children. She is survived by the following sons and daughters: Oscar, Fresno, Ohio; Ernest, Accident; Robert, Coshocton, Ohio; Mrs. Everett BROADWATER, Roscoe, Ohio; Mrs.Lawrence BUCKEL, Bittinger; Mrs. Orval GLOTFELTY, Accident; Daniel, Fresno, Ohio; and Mrs. Earl YOUNG, West LaFayette, Ohio. One son, Roy, died in infancy. Also surviving are 38 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

Services were held from the Mennonite Church and interment was in the church cemetery. Rev. I. S. Monn officiated and was assisted by Rev. I. K. Metzler.

Six grandsons served as pallbearers. They were Harold BRENNEMAN, Blaine BRENNEMAN, Robert GLOTFELTY, Dale GLOTFELTY, Robert BRENNEMAN, and Samuel BRENNEMAN.

Relatives attending the funeral from a distance were Oscar BRENNEMAN, Mr. and Mrs. Harold BRENNEMAN, Mr. and Mrs. Blaine BRENNEMAN, Eugene BRENNEMAN, Mr. and Mrs. R. J. BRENNEMAN, Phyllis BRENNEMAN, Mr. and Mrs. Dan BRENNEMAN and children, Mary Ann and Kenneth; Mr. and Mrs. Everett BROADWATER, Mr. and Mrs. Robert BROADWATER, Mr. and Mrs. Everett BROADWATER, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Floyd PARKS, and Mr. and Mrs. Earl YOUNG, all of Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Liman GALLOWAY, Mrs. Cora MILLER, Smithfield, Pa., and Earl GALLOWAY, Chalk Hill, Pa.
(August 12, 1948)




SAMUEL D. BRENNEMAN
Samuel D. BRENNEMAN, 78, died Sunday, Mary 6, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. O. C. GLOTFELTY, after being in failing health for several years and bedfast for nearly five months. He was a son of the late Daniel D. and Susan (BEACHY) BRENNEMAN. He was the last of a family of twelve children. His parents were among the pioneer settlers in the Bittinger community.

Early in life he united with the Mennonite church and remained faithful until death. He was interested in working with young people and was always a good neighbor.

He was a farmer until ill health forced him to retire in October, 1943, at which time he made his home with his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Orval GLOTFELTY.
Mr. BRENNEMAN married Sarah E. JENKINS when he was a young man. To this union were born nine children.

He is survived by his widow and the following sons and daughters: Oscar, Warsaw, Ohio; Ernest, Bittinger; Robert, Cashocton, Ohio; Mrs. Cora BROADWATER, Roscoe, Ohio; Mrs. Annie BUCKEL, Bittinger; Mrs. Emma GLOTFELTY, Accident; Daniel and Mrs. Mary YOUNG, Lafayette, Ohio. One son, Roy, died in infancy. Also surviving are 38 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Nine grandchildren are in the armed service, eight of whom are serving overseas.

Services were held at the Glade Mennonite Church with I. K. Metzler and Roy Otto officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.
(May 6, 1945)


ALMOST 100 YEARS OLD
The Venerable Amos Broadwater, Garrett County's Oldest Citizen, Pases Away.
HE WAS BORN ON AUGUST 9, 1804
And Died on Saturday Last at the Home of His Son Near New Germany-Father of Twelve Children

The venerable Amos Broadwater, oldest citizen of Garrett County, died at the residence of his son near New Germany, on Saturday last, having reached the remarkable age of ninety-seven years, four months, and six days. The cause of Mr. Broadwater's death is presumed to have been a general breakdown of his system owing to his age.
He was the son of Charles and Rebecca Broadwater; was born in Loudoun County, Va.; and moved with his parents to Allegany County in 1807, and to the place where he died in 1824, at that time a dense wilderness stretching from Fort Cumberland on the East to Fort Duquesne or Pittsburgh, on the West. The most remote ancestor of Amos Broadwater was Cornelius Broadwater, who was born in England, emigrating to this country in 1804. .
To the "Miscellaneous Writings" of Mr. Jacob Brown, of Cumberland, published in 1895, we are indebted for the following concerning the life of Mr. Broadwater.
"Amos Broadwater is now the living Abraham of the race-born Aug. 9, 1804. Still hale and hearty with but little signs of old age, mounts his horse and can ride to Oakland or Cumberland like a man of 40. He has retired from farming but not entirely from business-can drive as sharp a contract as he ever could and he never was bad in a trade. Always strongly Democratic-never split the ticket. A candidate once or more for the Orphans' Court, for the mere honor the thing as he termed it. The family are Democratic by nature, but here and there a Republican puts in an appearance to destroy the family monotony. There is about the same unanimity in religion-Methodist to the core. 'Uncle Amos' stands high in the temple; can sing one of Dr. Watts' ancient hymns with as much earnestness as any deacon in his church. He is proud of his children and descendants-boasts of twelve living children, 93 grand and 67 great grandchildren. Has been the husband of Sarah (Sigler) 68 happy but changeable years-a union lasting thirteen years beyond the jubilee period. Only recently the whole civilized world united in a glorification of Queen Victoria because she had reigned wisely over a great nation for fifty prosperous years. But here is an unknown family reign of the same husband and wife for 68 years. Such a rare instance of matrimonial unity and longevity deserves a neighborhood celebration. May these favored two aged people enjoy many more such years as are number in the far and near past."
On page 261 of Mr. Brown's book, containing an account of a picnic held July 1st, 1892, at New Germany, reference is made to a meeting between the author and Mr. Broadwater, as follows:
"We had the satisfaction of meeting a number of old friends and acquaintances, and many young ones. Among the former, the venerable Amos Broadwater, in his 88th year, hale, hearty, and active, with a wife in the same plight, with whom he says he has lived at peace for 67 years. This is extraordinary indeed, 8 years more and the venerable pair will celebrate their diamond wedding, a thing so rare as to be almost beyond occurrence. We failed to see the genial face of Patrick Dorsey, a life long friend, but met two of his charming daughters, and also two bright sons, one a medical student at the University in Baltimore."
Shortly after the above meeting, Mrs. Broadwater died, when Mr. Broadwater married again, the second wife being quite young.
The funeral of the deceased took place on Monday, the service being held at the New Germany Methodist Episcopal church and were in charge of the pastor. An immense crowd of relatives were in attendance.
Dec. 19, 1901


AMOS BROADWATER

Amos Broadwater, formerly of Garrett County, Md., died at his home near Burkley's Mills June 8th. He was aged 71 years, 3 months, and 29 days. His death was due to a carbuncle after about two weeks' serious illness. Mr. Broadwater who had been a widower, was married to the widow of the late William D. Bear, about two years ago, and the couple lived happily at the latter's farm home. He had four sons and two daughters by a former marriage, who will probably share his estate with the widow. He was possessed of considerable property and left a will, the contents of which have not yet been made public.
The funeral took place last Sunday at his former home at New Germany, Md., the funeral services were held in the Methodist church. It was the request of the deceased that Rev. Silas Hoover, of the Church of the Brethren, who had baptised him many years ago, should preach his funeral service, and he did so, his discourse being pronounced one of the best ever heard in that neighborhood on such an occasion.
The funeral was one of the largest ever held at New Germany. Mr. Broadwater was widely known and people came many miles to pay their last respects. The children of his second wife, including M. E. and W. P. Bear, respected hims as a stepfather who was kind to their mother, and his death is mourned by two families as well as a large circle of friends.
Oakland Republican, June 25, 1914


Harry N. Broadwater
GRANTSVILLE - Harry Nelson Broadwater, 58, died Sunday at his home in Jennings after an illness of one month.
Born at Avilton, he was a son of the late Lloyd and Lucinda (ROSS) BROADWATER. Mr. BROADWATER ws a member of the Mennonite Church at Casselman.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Vespa BROADWATER, two sons, Reed BROADWATER, Fentress, Va.; and Jerry BROADWATER, at home; six daughters, Mrs. Lola BITTINGER, Grantsville; Mrs. Selva DICKENSON, VIrginia; and Misses Maxine, Inez, and Connie BROADWATER, all at home; three sisters, Mrs. Clarence LONG, Frostburg; Mrs. Ray WILAND, Vestal, N.Y.; and Mrs. Playford LEE, Accident; and five grandchildren.
The body is at the Newman Funeral home here where services will be conducted tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. by Rev. Roy Otto. Burial will be in Grantsville Cemetery.
(January 18, 1959)Harry N. Broadwater
GRANTSVILLE - Harry Nelson Broadwater, 58, died Sunday at his home in Jennings after an illness of one month.
Born at Avilton, he was a son of the late Lloyd and Lucinda (ROSS) BROADWATER. Mr. BROADWATER ws a member of the Mennonite Church at Casselman.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Vespa BROADWATER, two sons, Reed BROADWATER, Fentress, Va.; and Jerry BROADWATER, at home; six daughters, Mrs. Lola BITTINGER, Grantsville; Mrs. Selva DICKENSON, VIrginia; and Misses Maxine, Inez, and Connie BROADWATER, all at home; three sisters, Mrs. Clarence LONG, Frostburg; Mrs. Ray WILAND, Vestal, N.Y.; and Mrs. Playford LEE, Accident; and five grandchildren.
The body is at the Newman Funeral home here where services will be conducted tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. by Rev. Roy Otto. Burial will be in Grantsville Cemetery.
(January 18, 1959)


Mrs. Eva Katherine Buckalew, daughter of Conrad and Delilah (Jinkins) Fazenbaker, was buried on Monday afternoon at 2:30. The deceased was the widow of John Buckalew, who was a Union Veteran. He preceded her into the Great Beyond several years ago.
The deceased was born in 1846 and was practically a resident of this place all her life. She leaves to mourn her loss two sons and three daughters as follows: George Buckalew of Borden Shaft; William Buckalew of Coal Grove, Ohio; Mrs. Mary Mayhew of Wellsberg, W. Va.; Mrs. Grace Williamson of Ellenboro, W. Va.; and Mrs. Frank McIntosh of this place. One brother Augustus Fazenbaker, Westernport, and Mrs. Belle Spiker of Lonaconing, also thirty-five grandchildren, and fifty-one great grand children.
The funeral was held at her late home on Hammond Street. Interment was made in Philos cemetery.
1/27/1930


MRS. EDWARD BUCKEL. Mrs. Bertha (Bess) BUCKEL, 92, Swanton, died at the Garrett County Memorial hospital, Oakland. Born here, she was the daughter of the late Thomas B. WILEY and Lydia WINTERBERG WILEY. Edward BUCKEL died in 1975. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, and a charter member of the Lutheran Church Women.
Surviving: Six sons, Blair BUCKEL and Robert BUCKEL, both of here; Blake BUCKEL and Richard BUCKEL, both of LaVale; Max BUCKEL, Adelphi and David BUCKEL, Richmond, VA; five daughters, Mrs. Ferne BEACHY and Mrs. Beulah MOON, both of here; Mrs. June GREEN, Cumberland; Mrs. Ruby ORENDORF, LaVale; and Mrs. Jo Ellen GRAHAM, St. Albans, WV; one sister, Mrs. Lenora BUCKEL, of here; 30 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and on great-great-grandchild.
Services were held at the Emmanuel Church, Rev. David ROCKWOOD, officiating, interment in the Bittinger cemetery.
(Obit hand dated June 7, 1983) pt


HERBERT B. BUCKEL, 76, of Bittinger, died in Memorial Hospital. Born in Bittinger, he was a son of the late Oliver C. BUCKEL and Ruth M. (SHOUP) BUCKEL. He was a member of the Mt. Lake Independent Baptist church and the WOW, Camp 68, Bittinger. He was a retired farmer.
Surviving: His widow, Lenora (WILEY) BUCKEL; one son, Herbert B. BUCKEL Jr., Bittinger; two daughters, Mrs. Jean COPE, Cumberland, and Mrs. Rita KEIR, Fort Worth, TX; two brothers, Ralph BUCKEL, Bittinger, and Kenneth BUCKEL, Grantsville; six grandchildren and on great grandchild.
Funeral arrangements handled by the Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville. Services were conducted at the Funeral home with Rev. John SCHRIMPSHIRE, officiating. Interment was in the Bittinger cemetery.
(Obit hand dated February 5, 1984) pt


JOSEPH R. BUCKEL, 63, of Bittinger, died in Memorial Hospital, Cumberland. Born in Bittinger, he was a son of the late Oliver C. BUCKEL and Ruth (SHOUP) BUCKEL. He was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church; an Army veteran of World War II and Purple Heart recipient. He served as secretary of WOW Camp 68 for more than 20 years; past president of the Maryland State WOW; member of Oakland VFW, and had been postmaster of Bittinger and was formerly owner and operator of Buckel's Store.
Surviving: His widow, Mrs. Rosina (MILLINGTON) BUCKEL, three sons, David R. BUCKEL, Toledo, Ohio; Gary R. BUCKEL, Bittinger and Philip K. BUCKEL, Accident; three brothers, Herbert B. BUCKEL, Ralph L. BUCKEL, both of Bittinger and Kenneth BUCKEL, Grantsville and four grandchildren.
Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, handled the funeral. Services were conducted from the Emmanuel Lutheran Church with Rev. David ROCKWOOD, and the Rev. William CARLSON officiating. Interment was in the Bittinger cemetery.
(Obit hand dated January 14, 1983) pt


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