Catherine V. Wiest

F, #6811, b. 2 July 1886, d. 10 March 1921
  • Last Edited: 6 Jul 2019
  • Catherine V. Wiest was born on 2 July 1886, Schuylkill County, PA.1,2,3
  • She was the daughter of Harry Troutman Wiest and Catherine Schmeltz.
  • Catherine V. Wiest married Charles F. Fertig.
  • Catherine V. Wiest died on 10 March 1921, Williamstown, Dauphin County, PA, at age 34.1
  • Newspaper death notice:
    SISTER-IN-LAW OF JOHN FERTIG DEAD
    Word has been received here, announcing the death of Mrs. Charles Fertig, at Gratztown, from the effects of a complication of diseases. Mrs. Fertig was well known in Mount Carmel, and is a sister-in-law of John Fertig of south Market street. She formerly resided at Gowen City. The funeral will be held Monday morning. and burial wil take place at Klingerstown.
    Mount Carmel Item (Mount Carmel, PA), 12 Mar 1921, Sat, Page 1.4
  • She was buried on 14 March 1921, at Zion (Klinger's) Church, Erdman, Lykens Township, Dauphin County, PA.5,1

Children of Catherine V. Wiest and Charles F. Fertig

Citations

  1. [S1062] Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, Certificate Number: 30677; https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll
  2. [S307] Bruce Travis Hall, "Klinger Family Database," January 20, 2003.
  3. [S23] Birth date computed from age at death.
  4. [S108] Newspaper Obituary, for Catherine Fertig, Mount Carmel Item (Mount Carmel, PA), 12 Mar 1921, Sat, Page 1.
  5. [S147] Irwin R. Klinger, Klinger's Church History, pt. II, p. 289.

Charles F. Fertig

M, #6812, b. circa 3 September 1885, d. 7 March 1926
  • Last Edited: 6 Jul 2019
  • Charles F. Fertig was born circa 3 September 1885.1,2
  • He married Catherine V. Wiest, daughter of Harry Troutman Wiest and Catherine Schmeltz.
  • Charles F. Fertig died on 7 March 1926, Rhumstown, Dauphin County, PA.2
  • Newspaper obituary:
    MINERS' ASTHMA FATAL TO GRATZ MAN
    GRATZ, Mar. 11.-- Charles F. Fertig, aged 40 years, 6 months and 4 days died Sunday at his home in Rhumstown at 6:15 P. M. after an illness of two years from Miners' Asthma and dropsy.
    Mr. Fertig was a resident of Rhumstown for 21 years. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Fertig and was born in Upper Mahantongo township. He was twice married, his first wife having preceeded him in death in 1921. Surviving are his second wife, one laughter Florence, two step-children, Alvin Schlegel and Olive Hartman, his mother, Mrs. Reuben Fertig of Sunbury; three brothers, John of Mt. Carmel; Jacob of Shamokin; Alvin of Gowen City; seven sisters, Mrs. Cline and Mrs. Rebuck of Gowen City; Mrs. Magmatia of Altoona; Mrs. Knorr and Mrs. Yoder of Mt. Carmel, and Mrs. Rettinger of Sunbury.
    The funeral was held this morning at 10 o'clock with services in the Reformed church by the Rev. Russell D. Custer after which burial was made in Klinger's cemetery.
    The Standard (Lykens, PA), 12 Mar 1926, Fri, Page 4.2
  • He was buried on 12 March 1926, at Zion (Klinger's) Church Cemetery, Erdman, Dauphin County, PA.1

Children of Charles F. Fertig and Catherine V. Wiest

Citations

  1. [S147] Irwin R. Klinger, Klinger's Church History, vol. II, p. 289.
  2. [S108] Newspaper Obituary, for Charles F. Fertig, The Standard (Lykens, PA), 12 Mar 1926, Fri, Page 4.

Florence M. Fertig

F, #6813, b. 13 July 1913, d. 30 June 1974
  • Last Edited: 6 Jul 2019
  • Florence M. Fertig was born on 13 July 1913, Sacramento, Schuylkill County, PA.1,2
  • She was the daughter of Charles F. Fertig and Catherine V. Wiest.
  • Florence M. Fertig married Leon Ray Klinger, son of Calvin Charles Klinger and Jennie M. Erdman, circa 1929.1
  • Florence M. Fertig married Arthur Leroy Pensyl, son of Walter Pensyl and Florence Miller, in August 1939, Danville, Montour County, PA.3,1
  • Florence M. Fertig died on 30 June 1974, Shamokin Hospital, Shamokin, Northumberland County, PA, at age 60.2
  • Newspaper obituary:
    Florence Pensyl
    Mrs. Florence Mabel Pensyl, 60, of 351 S. Fifth St., Shamokin, died Sunday at Shamokin Hospital where she had been a patient for a week.
    She was born in Sacramento. She was first married to Leon Ray Klinger; her second husband was Arthur L. Pensyl who died in 1967.
    Surviving are two sons, Bertram Klinger of Shamokin and Gary, at home; one daughter, Mrs. David Herr of Hummelstbwn; nine grand-, children, four great-grandchildren; one stepsister, Olive Herb of Millersburg and one stepbrother, Alvin Schlegel of Valley View.
    Services will be held Wednesday afternoon frorn the Farrow Funeral Home, Shamokin; interment in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Trevorton Road.
    Pottsville Republican (Pottsville, PA), 02 Jul 1974, Tue, Page 2.2
  • She was buried on 3 July 1974, at Odd Fellow's Cemetery, Trevorton, Northumberland County, PA.2

Children of Florence M. Fertig and Leon Ray Klinger

Child of Florence M. Fertig and Arthur Leroy Pensyl

Citations

  1. [S915] Elsie Klinger Eaves Family Database, February 2012.
  2. [S108] Newspaper Obituary, for Florence M. Pensyl, Pottsville Republican (Pottsville, PA), 02 Jul 1974, Tue, Page 2.
  3. [S108] Newspaper Obituary, for Arthur L. Pensyl, Shamokin News-Dispatch (Shamokin, PA), 18 Mar 1967, Sat, Page 2.
  4. [S941] 1940 US Census, Shamokin, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3597; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 49-74.

Guerney W. Fertig

M, #6814, b. 5 May 1905, d. 26 October 1918
  • Last Edited: 10 Jan 2004
  • Guerney W. Fertig was born on 5 May 1905, Dauphin County, PA.1
  • He was the son of Charles F. Fertig and Catherine V. Wiest.
  • Guerney W. Fertig died on 26 October 1918, Klingerstown, Schuylkill County, PA, at age 13.1

Citations

  1. [S307] Bruce Travis Hall, "Klinger Family Database," January 20, 2003.

Norman Fertig

M, #6815, b. 17 December 1908, d. 18 December 1908
  • Last Edited: 10 Jan 2004

Citations

  1. [S307] Bruce Travis Hall, "Klinger Family Database," January 20, 2003.

John Fertig

M, #6816, d. before 7 March 1926
  • Last Edited: 6 Jul 2019

Citations

  1. [S108] Newspaper Obituary, for Charles F. Fertig, The Standard (Lykens, PA), 12 Mar 1926, Fri, Page 4.

Emma Vesta Schwalm

F, #6817, b. 27 April 1877, d. 30 September 1942

Emma and Nathaniel Wiest's Family
  • Last Edited: 30 Jun 2020
  • Emma Vesta Schwalm was born on 27 April 1877, Klingerstown, Schuylkill County, PA.1
  • She was the daughter of Frederick Stein Schwalm and Sarah Ann Rubendall.
  • Emma Vesta Schwalm married Nathaniel Andrew Wiest, son of Harry Troutman Wiest and Catherine Schmeltz, circa 1894.2
  • Emma Vesta Schwalm died on 30 September 1942, Upper Mahantongo Township, Schuylkill County, PA, at age 65.1
  • Newspaper obituary:
    MRS. EMMA WIEST
    Mrs. Emma Wiest, of Klingerstown, R. D., died at her home on Wednesday morning of complications. She had been in ill health for some time, but bedfast only a few days.
    She was born April 27, 1877, and was a member of the Reformed Church.
    Her husband, Nathaniel, died on January 17 and she leaves to survive her the following children: Mrs. Guerney Starr, Nevin Wiest, of Trevorton; Mrs. James Miller, of Valley View; Mrs. Allen Deibert, Lykens R. D; Clarence, Klingerstown R. D; Mrs. Guy Bixler, Valley View; Mrs. Henry Snyder, of Elizabethville; Mrs. Russell Paul, at home. Two sisters, Mrs. Preston Clark, and Mrs. Ellen Klinger, of Klingerstown R. D., also survive.
    The funeral will take place on Saturday morning, with further services in Klingers Church, Erdman.
    Lykens Register (Lykens, PA), 02 Oct 1942, Fri, Page 4.3
  • She was buried on 3 October 1942, at Zion (Klinger's) Lutheran Church Cemetery, Erdman, Dauphin County, PA.1
  • Nathaniel Andrew and Emma Vest Wiest owned and operated a farm located about two miles east of Klingerstown. There is a photograph of Emma and Nathaniel's family in the Journal of Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 2, no. 4, p. 89 (1984) and vol. 18, p. 109 (2015).4

Children of Emma Vesta Schwalm and Nathaniel Andrew Wiest

Citations

  1. [S1062] Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, Number 83762.
  2. [S285] 1900 U.S. Census, Lykens Twp., Dauphin County, Pennsylvania; Roll: T623 1401; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 40.
  3. [S108] Newspaper Obituary, for Emma Wiest, Lykens Register (Lykens, PA), 02 Oct 1942, Fri, Page 4.
  4. [S1188] "All In The Family," The Hessians: Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 18, p. 109.
  5. [S1139] "Genealogy of the Nathaniel Andrew and Emma Vesta Schwalm Wiest Family," The Hessians: Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 18, p. 111.

Nevin Andrew Wiest

M, #6818, b. 3 September 1897, d. 6 March 1982
  • Last Edited: 16 Jun 2019
  • Nevin Andrew Wiest was born on 3 September 1897.1
  • He was the son of Nathaniel Andrew Wiest and Emma Vesta Schwalm.
  • Nevin Andrew Wiest married Loretta Mae Kock, daughter of Howard Kock and Flora Heiser, in 1925.2,3
  • Newspaper obituary:
    Nevin A. Wiest
    TREVORTON - Nevin A. Wiest, 84, of 301 E. Shamokin St., a retired building contractor, died today at 5:08 a.m. in the Shamokin State General Hospital, where he was admitted Thursday.
    He was born in Klingerstown, Sept. 3, 1897, a son of the late Nathaniel and Emma Schwalm Wiest. In 1925, he married the former Loretta Kindt Koch, who survives.
    Mr. Wiest was a resident of Trevorton since 1925, and had previously lived in Klingerstown.
    He was a memoer of Zion Lutheran Church, Trevorton; Zerbe Township Rod and Gun Club; social member of the Trevorton VFW; and Barnett Springs Hunting Lodge.
    In addition to his wife, he is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Robert Hanken of Staten Island, N.Y., Mrs. Mardell Walz of Paxinos RD, Mrs. John McCarthy of Sunbury, Mrs. Richard Azinger, of Stewart, Fla. and Mrs. Raymond Heath of Shamokin; five sons, Linwood of Trevorton Road, Carlos of Anaheim, Calif., Mason and Brient, both of Trevorton and Nevin Jr. of Pompono Beach, Fla; a brother, Clarence of Klingerstown; two sisters, Mrs Russell Paul of Klingerstown and Mrs. Henry Snyder of Elizabeth ville; 29 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
    A daughter, Annetta Mae, died in 1953.
    The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Robert Foust Funeral Home, Trevorton, by the Rev. Reuben W. Rhody. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Trevorton Road.
    Friends may call in the funeral home Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday until the time of the service.
    The Daily Item (Sunbury, PA), 06 Mar 1982, Sat, Page 8.3
  • Nevin Andrew Wiest died on 6 March 1982, Shamokin State General Hospital, Shamokin, Northumberland County, PA, at age 84.1,4
  • He was buried on 9 March 1982, at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Shamokin, Northumberland County, PA.5
  • There is a photograph of Nevin Andrew and Loretta Mae Wiest's family in the Journal of Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 18, p. 109 (2015).6

Children of Nevin Andrew Wiest and Loretta Mae Kock

Citations

  1. [S307] Bruce Travis Hall, "Klinger Family Database," January 20, 2003.
  2. [S241] "All In The Family," Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 5, no. 2, p. 78.
  3. [S108] Newspaper Obituary, for Nevin A. Wiest, The Daily Item (Sunbury, PA), 06 Mar 1982, Sat, Page 8.
  4. [S218] "Frederick S. Schwalm," Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 2, no. 2.
  5. [S108] Newspaper Obituary.
  6. [S1188] "All In The Family," The Hessians: Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 18, p. 109.

Kathryn Mae Wiest

F, #6819, b. 22 February 1905, d. 10 January 1980
  • Last Edited: 2 Mar 2020
  • Kathryn Mae Wiest also went by the name of Katie.
  • Newspaper obituary:
    Katie M. Deibert
    Mrs. Katie M. Deibert, 74, of Klingerstown, died Thursday at Susquehanna Lutheran Village, Millersburg.
    Born in Klingerstown Feb. 22, 1905, she was a daughter of the late Nathaniel and Emma (Schwalm) Weist.
    She was a member of Zions Lutheran Church, Lykens RD.
    Her husband, W. Allen Deibert, died several years ago.
    Surviving are a son, George N., Klingerstown; two brothers, Nevin Weist, Trevorton, Clarence Weist, Klingerstown RD ; two sisters, Mrs. Henry Snyder, Elizabethville, Mrs. Russell Paul; Klingerstown RD; one grandson.
    Services will be held Saturday afternoon from James A.Reed Funeral Home, Pillow, with the Rev. Paul Billow officiating. Interment will be in Zions Church Cemetery, Lykens.
    Pottsville Republican (Pottsville, Pennsylvania), 11 Jan 1980, Fri, Page 2.1
  • She was born on 22 February 1905, Klingerstown, Schuylkill County, PA.1,2,3
  • She was the daughter of Nathaniel Andrew Wiest and Emma Vesta Schwalm.
  • Kathryn Mae Wiest married William Allen Deibert, son of George Edward Wiest Deibert and S. Alice (?).4
  • Kathryn Mae Wiest died on 10 January 1980, Susquehanna Lutheran Village, Millersburg, Dauphin County, PA, at age 74.5
  • She was buried on 12 January 1980, at Zion (Klinger's) Lutheran Church Cemetery, Erdman, Dauphin County, PA.6,7

Child of Kathryn Mae Wiest and William Allen Deibert

Citations

  1. [S108] Newspaper Obituary, for Katie M. Deibert, Pottsville Republican (Pottsville, Pennsylvania), 11 Jan 1980, Fri, Page 2.
  2. [S307] Bruce Travis Hall, "Klinger Family Database," January 20, 2003.
  3. [S200] SSDI.
  4. [S220] "Additions and Corrections," Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 2, no. 1.
  5. [S264] "Family Newsmakers," Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 1, no. 4, p. 64.
  6. [S915] Elsie Klinger Eaves Family Database, February 2012.
  7. [S147] Irwin R. Klinger, Klinger's Church History, pt. 2, p. 266.

Gurney Arthur Starr

M, #6820, b. 1 June 1891, d. 6 May 1962
  • Last Edited: 16 Jun 2019
  • Gurney Arthur Starr is also referred to as Guerney in some sources.2
  • He was born on 1 June 1891.1
  • He was the son of Oscar Adam Starr and Elizabeth Sophronia Knorr.1
  • Gurney Arthur Starr married Minnie Edna Wiest, daughter of Nathaniel Andrew Wiest and Emma Vesta Schwalm, on 26 June 1915, Hegins, Schuylkill County, PA.3,4
  • Gurney Arthur Starr died on 6 May 1962, Schuylkill County, PA, at age 70.5,4
  • Newspaper obituary:
    G. A. Starr, 70, Of Klingerstown
    Gurney A. Starr, 70, a , retired farmer and carpenter of Klingerstown, R.D., died at his home at 5 p.m. Sunday, after five years of failing health.
    He was a member of Salem United Church of Christ, Klingerstown, R. D., and was a member of the Valley View Fire Company.
    A son of the late Oscar and Phrony Knorr Starr, he was born at Klingerstown, R. D. on June 1, 1891. He was united in marriage June 26, 1915, with Minnie Wiest, at Hegins.
    Surviving are his wife, and the following children: Russell, Klingerstown. R.D; Mrs. John Oxenrider, Herndon; Mrs. Marlin Schreffler, Rebuck; Earl, of Lykens, R.D; Nevin Starr and Mrs. Lawrence Schwalm, both of Elizabethville. Sixteen grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren also survive as well as five brothers: Guy, of Sunbury; Charles, Womelsdorf; Whalen, Dalmatia; Lee, Elizabethville, R.D., and Eugene, of Gratz; five sisters, Mrs. Elura Erdman, Mrs. Alpha Kunger, and Mrs. Samuel Schlegel, all of Valley View; Mrs. Elsie Fetterolf, Washington, D.C; Mrs. Whalen Erdman, Lykens.
    Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Salem United Church of Christ, Klingerstown, R.D., with interment in the adjoining church cemetery. His pastor, Rev. J.C. Glessner, of Leck Kill, will officiate.
    Friends and relatives will be received at the Lawrence E. Rothermel funeral home, Klingerstown, R.D., on Wednesday eve ning and at the church Thursday from 1 p.m. until the time of services.
    The Daily Item (Sunbury, PA), 07 May 1962, Mon, Page 19.4
  • He was buried on 9 May 1962, at Salem United Church of Christ Cemetery, Rough and Ready, Schuylkill County, PA.4

Children of Gurney Arthur Starr and Minnie Edna Wiest

Citations

  1. [S515] Lawrence Knorr, Descendants of Hans Peter Knorr, p. 61.
  2. [S243] "All In The Family," Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 5, no. 4, p. 102.
  3. [S186] 1930 US Census, Upper Mahanoy Twp., Northumberland County, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2147; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 138; Image: 1040.0.
  4. [S108] Newspaper Obituary, for G.A. Starr, The Daily Item (Sunbury, PA), 07 May 1962, Mon, Page 19.
  5. [S1139] "Genealogy of the Nathaniel Andrew and Emma Vesta Schwalm Wiest Family," The Hessians: Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 18, p. 110.

Russell Woodrow Starr1,2

M, #6821, b. 30 December 1915, d. 7 December 1994
  • Last Edited: 16 Jun 2019
  • Russell Woodrow Starr was born on 30 December 1915, Klingerstown, Schuylkill County, PA.1,3
  • He was the son of Gurney Arthur Starr and Minnie Edna Wiest.
  • Russell Woodrow Starr married Mabel Hanna Reiner, daughter of Victor Y. Reiner and Lizzie Rebuck, on 16 April 1938.1,4
  • At the time of the 1940 Census, Russell and Mabel were living with Russell's parents in Washington Township, Northumberland County, PA.5
  • Russell Woodrow Starr died on 7 December 1994, Tremont Nursing Center, Tremont, Schuylkill County, PA, at age 78.1
  • Newspaper obituary:
    Russell W. Starr
    Russell W. Starr, 78, of RD1 Klingerstown, died Wednesday afternoon at Tremont Nursing Center, where he had lived since November 1992.
    Born in RD1 Klingerstown, Dec. 30, 1915, he was a son of the late Gurney A. and Minnie Wiest Starr. He was educated in Rebuck schools.
    He retired in 1975 as a heavy equipment operator for the Meadowbrook Coal Co., Lykens.
    Mr. Starr was a member of Salem United Church of Christ Church, RD1 Klingerstown, and Klingerstown Fire Company.
    Preceding him in death were two daughters, Marie Miller, on March 1, 1979, and Beverly N. Wedde, on April 13, 1979; a sister, Blanche Oxendrider, in 1972.
    Surviving are his wife, the former Mabel H. Reiner, to whom he was married 56 years on April 16; a son, Dennis E., RD1 Hegins; a daughter, Christine Gessner, Leck Kill; two brothers, Earl, Gratz, and Nevin, Susquehanna Retirement Village, Millersburg; two sisters, Alma Schreffler, RD1 Herndon, and Ruby Wood, Elizabethville; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.
    Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday from Stephen R. Rothermel Funeral Home, RD1 Klingerstown. The Rev. Mark Rothermel will officiate. Interment will be in Salem Cemetery, RD1 Klingerstown.
    Pottsville Republican (Pottsville, PA), 08 Dec 1994, Thu, Page 2.4
  • He was buried on 10 December 1994, at Salem Cemetery, Klingerstown, Schuylkill County, PA.4,1

Children of Russell Woodrow Starr and Mabel Hanna Reiner

Citations

  1. [S243] "All In The Family," Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 5, no. 4, p. 100.
  2. [S1139] "Genealogy of the Nathaniel Andrew and Emma Vesta Schwalm Wiest Family," The Hessians: Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 18, p. 110.
  3. [S1140] Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  4. [S108] Newspaper Obituary, for Russell Starr, Pottsville Republican (Pottsville, PA), 08 Dec 1994, Thu, Page 2.
  5. [S941] 1940 US Census, Washington Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3598; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 49-105.

Blanche Irene Starr1,2

F, #6822, b. 6 May 1918, d. 22 June 1972
  • Last Edited: 16 Jun 2019
  • Blanche Irene Starr was born on 6 May 1918, Klingerstown, Schuylkill County, PA.3,2,4
  • She was the daughter of Gurney Arthur Starr and Minnie Edna Wiest.
  • Blanche Irene Starr married John Elias Oxenrider, son of Francis Gordon Oxenrider and Sarah Falck, on 16 April 1938.5,6
  • Blanche Irene Starr died on 22 June 1972, Herndon, Jackson Township, Northumberland County, PA, at age 54, when her home was caught in a landslide caused by Tropical Storm Agnes. According to newspaper reports, she was killed inside her home, which collapsed under the force of the landslide. Her husband John was seriously injured.1
  • Newspaper obituary:
    Victim Of Flood Is Area Native
    Mrs. Blanche I. Oxenrider, 54, a resident of Herndon who was killed last Thursday inside her home which collapsed from the force of flood waters and a landslide, was a native of Klingerstown. She was the daughter of the late Gurney A. and Minnie Weist Starr. Her husband John was seriously injured.
    Survivors, in addition to her husband, include a son William of RD Herndon; daughter, Mrs. Lee Dockey of Pillow; three grandchildren, sisters Mrs. Marlin Schreffler, RD Dalmatia; Mrs. Lawrence Schwalm, Elizabethville; brothers Russell Starr, Klingerstown; Earl of Gratz and Nevin of Elizabeth ville.
    Pottsville Republican (Pottsville, PA), 29 Jun 1972, Thu, Page 2.7
  • She was buried at St. John's Reformed Church Cemetery, Leck Kill, Northumberland County, PA.8

Children of Blanche Irene Starr and John Elias Oxenrider

Citations

  1. [S259] "All In The Family," Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol 7, no. 2, p. 80.
  2. [S1139] "Genealogy of the Nathaniel Andrew and Emma Vesta Schwalm Wiest Family," The Hessians: Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 18, p. 110.
  3. [S186] 1930 US Census, Upper Mahanoy Twp., Northumberland County, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2147; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 138; Image: 1040.0.
  4. [S108] Newspaper Obituary.
  5. [S243] "All In The Family," Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 5, no. 4, p. 102.
  6. [S915] Elsie Klinger Eaves Family Database, February 2012, Online obituary.
  7. [S108] Newspaper Obituary, for Blanche Oxenrider, Pottsville Republican (Pottsville, PA), 29 Jun 1972, Thu, Page 2.
  8. [S805] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com.

Alma Marie Starr1

F, #6823, b. 20 February 1920, d. 6 September 2015
  • Last Edited: 16 Jun 2019
  • Alma Marie Starr was born on 20 February 1920, Rough and Ready, Schuylkill County, PA.2,1,3
  • She was the daughter of Gurney Arthur Starr and Minnie Edna Wiest.
  • Alma Marie Starr married Marlin Jefferson Schreffler in February 1939.4,3
  • Alma Marie Starr died on 6 September 2015, at age 95.5,3
  • Newspaper obituary:
    DORNSIFE -- Alma M. Schreffler made her final journey home to heaven on Sept.6, 2015 surrounded by her beloved family.
    Alma was born on Feb.20, 1920 in Rough and Ready, a daughter of Gurney and Minnie (Wiest) Starr. Alma married the love of her life Marlin J. Schreffler, February 1939.
    She was a kind, gentle woman with a heart for the Lord who touched everyone she met. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who valued time spent with her family above all else. She enjoyed crocheting, playing cards, bowling, baking for her family, and listening to music her family created. She was an avid reader and K&S softball fan. She rarely missed a ballgame.
    Alma was a member of Himmel's Church.
    Alma is survived by a sister, Ruby Wood; three children and their spouses, Maynard (Ellen) Schreffler, of Dornsife, Janice (Edward) DeFacis, of Trevorton, and Marlin R. (Linda) Schreffler, of Dornsife; one daughter-in-law, Barbara Schreffler, of Dillsburg; nine grandchildren, Cindy, Wendy, Kerry, Gordon, Monique, Curtis, Jule, Jason, and Justin; eighteen great-grandchildren, Danielle, Jacob, Zachary, Kaitlyn, Collin, Connor, Gordon, Gabriel, Lydia, Adam, Aaron, Austin, Leah, Shyla, Leslie, Kyrsten, Duncan, and Ashley; and one great-great-grandson, Owen, her final joy in this life.
    Alma was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son, Larry, one sister, Blanche Oxenrider, and three brothers, Russel, Earl, and Nevin.
    Friends will be received on September 12, 2015 between the hours of 9:00-11:00 am at Himmel's Church, Dornsife with a funeral service following at 11:00 officiated by Pastor Jane Compton.
    The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the nursing staff of the A wing at Mountain View Nursing and Rehabilitation for their loving care of Alma for the past five years, and to the B wing nursing staff for their attentive care during her final days. Also, a special thank you to the VNA hospice staff, Karla, Melody, and Cindy.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Alma's life may be made to the Himmel's Church Memorial Fund, 107 Covered Bridge Rd, Dornsife, PA 17823.
    Arrangements are entrusted to Stephen Rothermel Funeral Home.6,3
  • She was buried on 12 September 2015, at Himmel Church Cemetery, Rebuck, Northumberland County, PA.7,6

Children of Alma Marie Starr and Marlin Jefferson Schreffler

Citations

  1. [S1139] "Genealogy of the Nathaniel Andrew and Emma Vesta Schwalm Wiest Family," The Hessians: Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 18, p. 111.
  2. [S186] 1930 US Census, Upper Mahanoy Twp., Northumberland County, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2147; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 138; Image: 1040.0.
  3. [S1147] Online Obituary, for Alma Schreffler; http://www.srrfh.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm
  4. [S243] "All In The Family," Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 5, no. 4, p. 102.
  5. [S805] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com.
  6. [S108] Newspaper Obituary, for Alma Schreffler, The Daily Item (Sunbury, PA), 09 Sep 2015, Wed, Page A9.
  7. [S805] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/159376906/…
  8. [S249] "All In The Family," Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 6, no. 2, p. 76.

Earl Wellington Starr1

M, #6824, b. 6 November 1922, d. 27 September 2002
  • Last Edited: 16 Jun 2019
  • Earl Wellington Starr was born on 6 November 1922, Rough and Ready, Schuylkill County, PA.1,2,3
  • He was the son of Gurney Arthur Starr and Minnie Edna Wiest.
  • Earl Wellington Starr was baptized on 24 December 1922, Salem (Herb's) Lutheran and Reformed Church, Rough and Ready, Schuylkill County, PA.4
  • He married Mary Hannah Laudenslager, daughter of Joseph Daniel Laudenslager and Laura Alverna Wiest.1,5
  • Earl Wellington Starr died on 27 September 2002, at his home on North Center Street Gratz, Dauphin County, PA, at age 79.1
  • He was buried at Gratz Union Cemetery, Gratz, Dauphin County, PA.1,6

Children of Earl Wellington Starr and Mary Hannah Laudenslager

Citations

  1. [S260] "All In The Family," Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 7, no. 3, p. 82.
  2. [S1139] "Genealogy of the Nathaniel Andrew and Emma Vesta Schwalm Wiest Family," The Hessians: Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 18, p. 111.
  3. [S805] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com.
  4. [S915] Elsie Klinger Eaves Family Database, February 2012, Online obituary.
  5. [S336] Gratz Historical Society, Comprehensive History of Gratz, p. 724.
  6. [S805] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/138488177/…

Nevin Willard Starr1

M, #6825, b. 10 June 1926, d. 16 February 1995
  • Last Edited: 16 Jun 2019
  • Nevin Willard Starr was born on 10 June 1926, Klingerstown, Schuylkill County, PA.2,3,4
  • He was the son of Gurney Arthur Starr and Minnie Edna Wiest.
  • Nevin Willard Starr was baptized on 18 July 1926, Salem (Herb's) Lutheran & Reformed Church, Rough and Ready, Schuylkill County, PA.5
  • Nevin Starr was a carpenter in Trevorton, Zerbe Township, Northumberland County, PA. Other sources list him as a retired trucker.6,2,7
  • Prior to his death, Nevin lived in the vicinity of Elizabethville, Dauphin County, PA.3
  • He died on 16 February 1995, Polyclinic Medical Center, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, PA, at age 68.2
  • Newspaper obituary:
    Nevin W. Starr, 68, Elizabethville
    Retired truck driver
    ELIZABETHVILLE -- Nevin W. Starr, 68, of 57 E. Main St. died Thursday, Feb. 16, 1995, at Polyclinic Medical Center, Harrisburg.
    Born June 10, 1926, in Klingerstown RD, he was a son of the late Gurney and Minnie (Wiest) Starr. He was married to the former Patty L. Swab.
    Mr. Starr was a retired truck driver for Mandata Poultry, Mandata.
    He was a member of Salem Lutheran Church and a life member of the Reliance Hose Company, both Elizabethville.
    In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Gary F. of Dalmatia; one brother, Earl W. of Gratz; two sisters, Alma Schreffler of Hemdon RD and Ruby Wood of Elizabethville; two grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.
    The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Hoover Funeral Home, Elizabethville. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Elizabethville. Visitors may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Monday at the funeral home.
    The Daily Item (Sunbury, PA), 17 Feb 1995, Fri, Page 11.8
  • He was buried on 20 February 1995, at Maple Grove Cemetery, Elizabethville, Dauphin County, PA.2,8
  • Some sources list additional children (Darlene, Carolus, and Linwood) for Nevin and Peggy Lou Starr, but this is questionable.7

Child of Nevin Willard Starr and Peggy Lou Swab

  • Gary Franklin Starr2

Citations

  1. [S1139] "Genealogy of the Nathaniel Andrew and Emma Vesta Schwalm Wiest Family," The Hessians: Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 18, p. 111.
  2. [S243] "All In The Family," Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 5, no. 4, p. 100.
  3. [S200] SSDI.
  4. [S970] Www.ancestry.com, Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.
  5. [S915] Elsie Klinger Eaves Family Database, February 2012.
  6. [S307] Bruce Travis Hall, "Klinger Family Database," January 20, 2003.
  7. [S78] Mary K. Klinger, Klingers from the Odenwald, p. 372.
  8. [S108] Newspaper Obituary, for Nevin W. Starr, The Daily Item (Sunbury, PA), 17 Feb 1995, Fri, Page 11.

Ruby Edna Starr

F, #6826, b. 23 August 1928, d. 10 March 2017
  • Last Edited: 16 Jun 2019
  • Ruby Edna Starr was born on 23 August 1928, Greenbrier, Northumberland County, PA.1,2,3
  • She was the daughter of Gurney Arthur Starr and Minnie Edna Wiest.
  • Ruby Edna Starr married Lawrence Henry Schwalm, son of John Alfred Schwalm and Margaret Alice Klinger, on 28 October 1944, Reformed Church Parsonage, Lykens, Dauphin County, PA.4,5
  • Ruby Edna Starr married Louis E. Wood, son of Charles Wood and Dora Pearson, circa 1994.6,7
  • Ruby Edna Starr died on 10 March 2017, Manor at Susquehanna Village, Millersburg, Dauphin County, PA, at age 88.3
  • Funeral home obituary:
    Ruby E. Wood
    August 26, 1928 - March 10, 2017
    ELIZABETHVILLE - Ruby E. Wood, 88, of Medical Road in Millersburg died Friday, March 10th, at the Manor at Susquehanna Village.
    She was born on August 26, 1928 in Greenbrier the daughter of the late Gurney and Minnie (Wiest) Starr. She was the widow of Lawrence Schwalm and Louis Wood.
    She was a member of Calvary Independent Church, Lykens.
    She is survived by her son-in-law James W. Clark, grandchildren Glen Schwalm and his wife Lorie, Tania Schwalm Maurer and her husband Timothy and Kevin Straub, great grandchildren Nicholas Straub, Nolan Straub, Steven Maurer, Lisa Maurer, Kelsey Schwalm and Travis Schwalm, great great granddaughter Raelynn Henry, and several nieces and nephews.
    She was preceded in death by daughter Rebecca Starr Clark and son Glen Schwalm, granddaughter Lisa Clark Straub, and siblings Blanche Oxenrider, Russell Starr, Earl Starr, Nevin Sarr, Alma Schreffler
    The family will receive friends from 10-11:00 AM on Thursday, March 16th at Hoover-Boyer Funeral Homes, Inc., Elizabethville. A funeral service will begin at 11:00 am with burial to follow at Riverview Memorial Gardens, Halifax.
    Donations can be made to her church at 6300 US-209, Lykens, PA 17048.
    Hoover-Boyer Funeral Homes, Inc., Elizabethville is handling the arrangements. To sign the guestbook go to www.hbfuneralhomes.com.8,3
  • She was buried on 16 March 2017, at Riverview Memorial Gardens, Halfax, Dauphin County, PA.8,3

Children of Ruby Edna Starr and Lawrence Henry Schwalm

Citations

  1. [S186] 1930 US Census, Upper Mahanoy Twp., Northumberland County, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2147; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 138; Image: 1040.0.
  2. [S1139] "Genealogy of the Nathaniel Andrew and Emma Vesta Schwalm Wiest Family," The Hessians: Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 18, p. 111.
  3. [S805] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com, Online obituary for Ruby Edna Wood.
  4. [S360] Donald Reed and N. Daniel Schwalm, "All In the Family, JJHSA vol. 9", p. 121.
  5. [S107] Newspaper Article, "Miss Ruby Starr and Lawrence Schwalm Wed," The Daily Item (Sunbury, PA), 31 Oct 1944, Tue, Page 5.
  6. [S243] "All In The Family," Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 5, no. 4, p. 102.
  7. [S719] Louis E. Wood Obituary, August 8, 2009.
  8. [S1147] Online Obituary, for Ruby E. Wood, Hoover-Boyer Funeral Homes, Inc (Minnich Funeral), https://www.minnichfuneral.com/obituaries/obituary-listings
  9. [S210] "Additions and Corrections," Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 1, no. 1, p. 14.
  10. [S1141] Jeff Tocket, Tocket Lomano Family Tree, November 4, 2015, http://family.tocket.com/fam/fam05654.htm

Linwood Nevin Wiest

M, #6827, b. 23 July 1931, d. 1 May 1991
  • Last Edited: 7 Dec 2015
  • Linwood Nevin Wiest was born on 23 July 1931, Trevorton, Zerbe Township, Northumberland County, PA.1,2,3
  • He was the son of Nevin Andrew Wiest and Loretta Mae Kock.
  • Linwood Nevin Wiest married Audrey M. Andrews in 1953.3,4
  • Linwood Nevin Wiest died on 1 May 1991, at his home on Trevorton Road Shamokin, Northumberland County, PA, at age 59.1,5
  • He was buried at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Shamokin, Northumberland County, PA.1

Children of Linwood Nevin Wiest and Audrey M. Andrews

  • Andrew Wiest3
  • Jennifer Wiest3

Citations

  1. [S238] "All In The Family, Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association," vol. 4, no. 4, p. 91.
  2. [S307] Bruce Travis Hall, "Klinger Family Database," January 20, 2003, Source: Obituary of brother, Nevan A. Wiest Jr.
  3. [S1139] "Genealogy of the Nathaniel Andrew and Emma Vesta Schwalm Wiest Family," The Hessians: Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 18, p. 111.
  4. [S108] Newspaper Obituary, for Linwood Wiest.
  5. [S307] Bruce Travis Hall, "Klinger Family Database," January 20, 2003.

James M. Miller

M, #6828, b. 9 May 1899, d. 22 September 1971
  • Last Edited: 7 Dec 2015
  • Father*: James Miller1
  • Mother*: Lizzie (?)1

Children of James M. Miller and Mazie Jemima Wiest

Citations

  1. [S107] Newspaper Article, concerning 50th wedding anniversary of Maizy and James Miller.
  2. [S1139] "Genealogy of the Nathaniel Andrew and Emma Vesta Schwalm Wiest Family," The Hessians: Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 18, p. 111.
  3. [S107] Newspaper Article, concerning 50th wedding anniversary.

Darwin Eugene Miller1

M, #6829, b. 6 October 1922, d. 11 February 1975
  • Last Edited: 9 Jun 2018
  • Darwin Eugene Miller was born on 6 October 1922, Klingerstown, Schuylkill County, PA.1,2
  • He was the son of James M. Miller and Mazie Jemima Wiest.
  • Darwin Eugene Miller was baptized on 20 October 1922, Salem (Herb's) Lutheran and Reformed Church, Rough and Ready, Schuylkill County, PA.3
  • He married Theresa F. Wehry, daughter of Daniel Wehry and Marie (?).1
  • Darwin Eugene Miller died on 11 February 1975, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Montour County, PA, at age 52.1,2,4
  • He was buried on 15 February 1975, at Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery, Valley View, Schuylkill County, PA.5,2

Children of Darwin Eugene Miller and Theresa F. Wehry

  • Craig E. Miller1
  • Peggy Miller1

Citations

  1. [S1139] "Genealogy of the Nathaniel Andrew and Emma Vesta Schwalm Wiest Family," The Hessians: Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 18, p. 111.
  2. [S108] Newspaper Obituary.
  3. [S915] Elsie Klinger Eaves Family Database, February 2012.
  4. [S200] SSDI.
  5. [S287] Phillip A. Rice and Jean A. Dellock, Schuylkill County Archives, vol. II, p. 445.

William Allen Deibert

M, #6830, b. 11 August 1901, d. 18 February 1975
  • Last Edited: 29 Oct 2015
  • Father*: George Edward Wiest Deibert
  • Mother*: S. Alice (?)

Child of William Allen Deibert and Kathryn Mae Wiest

Citations

  1. [S307] Bruce Travis Hall, "Klinger Family Database," January 20, 2003.
  2. [S1139] "Genealogy of the Nathaniel Andrew and Emma Vesta Schwalm Wiest Family," The Hessians: Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 18, p. 111.
  3. [S220] "Additions and Corrections," Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 2, no. 1.

George Nathaniel Deibert

M, #6832, b. 3 March 1929, d. 7 November 2002
  • Last Edited: 4 Nov 2015
  • George Nathaniel Deibert was born on 3 March 1929, RR 1, Klingerstown, Schuylkill County, PA.1,2
  • He was the son of William Allen Deibert and Kathryn Mae Wiest.
  • George Nathaniel Deibert married Arlene Ellen Blyler, daughter of Daniel Blyler and Dorothy Carl, circa 1951.2
  • George Nathaniel Deibert died on 7 November 2002, Milton Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Derry Township, Dauphin County, PA, at age 73.1,2
  • Newspaper obituary:
    Klingerstown - George N. Deibert, 73, died at 1:10 a.m. Thursdau, Nov. 7 at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey. Born in Klingerstown RR 1 on March 3, 1929, he was a son of the late William A. and Kate (Wiest) Deibert.
    A 1947 graduate of Hubley Township High School, he enjoyed working on the family farm and raising cattle. He was a retired auctioneer and real estate broker. He was married Aug. 4, 1951, to Arlene E. Blyler, who survives. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and served on the Zion Cemetery Board, both in Erdman RR 1 and Lykens. He also was a member of the Pennsylvania and National Auctioneers Associations; the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, Inc, the Free and Accepted Masons Valley Lodge 797 of Valley View, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Harrisburg, the Schuylkill-Carbon County Farm Bureau and the Klingerstown Fire Company.
    In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Michael G. and Jacqueline Deibert of Klingerstown RR 1; and three granddaughtersm Lauren, Jessica and Kori Deibert.
    Harrisburg Patriot-News, November 8, 2002.
  • He was buried on 11 November 2002, at Zion (Klinger's) Church, Erdman, Lykens Township, Dauphin County, PA.1,2

Child of George Nathaniel Deibert and Arlene Ellen Blyler

  • Michael George Deibert

Citations

  1. [S108] Newspaper Obituary.
  2. [S260] "All In The Family," Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 7, no. 3, p. 82.

Arlene Ellen Blyler

F, #6833, b. 5 March 1933, d. 22 November 2015
  • Last Edited: 14 Feb 2016
  • Arlene Ellen Blyler was born on 5 March 1933.1
  • She was the daughter of Daniel Blyler and Dorothy Carl.
  • Arlene Ellen Blyler married George Nathaniel Deibert, son of William Allen Deibert and Kathryn Mae Wiest, circa 1951.2
  • Arlene Ellen Blyler died on 22 November 2015, Klingerstown, Schuylkill County, PA, at age 82.3
  • Newspaper obituary:
    Arlene E. Deibert, 82, of Klingerstown, passed away Sunday at her residence.
    She was a daughter of John Daniel and Dorothy Carl Blyler.
    Arlene was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Erdman.
    A graduate of Hegins Township High School, Class of 1950, she worked at the Gratz Bank for 25 years and as a cashier for 35 years for the George Deibert Auction. She was also an associate broker for George Deibert Auction and Real Estate.
    Arlene's greatest passion was her flowers that she so lovingly tended in the Klingerstown Gap. She was awarded the Environmental Award by the Woodmen of the World in 2011 and the Schuylkill Conservation Volunteer of the Year in 2015.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, George, Nov. 7, 2002; and a sister, Jean.
    She is survived by a son, Michael G. and wife, Jacqueline; granddaughters, Jessica, Lauran and Kori; a brother, Russell Blyler Sr.
    A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church (Klinger's), Erdman, with Jonathan Jenkins officiating. A viewing will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Zion Lutheran Church, 1143 Erdman Road, Lykens, PA 17408 or to Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110. Stephen R. Rothermel Funeral Home, Klingerstown, is in charge of arrangements.
    Published in Republican & Herald on Nov. 24, 2015.3
  • She was buried on 28 November 2015, at Zion (Klinger's) Lutheran Church Cemetery, Erdman, Dauphin County, PA.4
  • Father*: Daniel Blyler
  • Mother*: Dorothy Carl

Child of Arlene Ellen Blyler and George Nathaniel Deibert

  • Michael George Deibert

Citations

  1. [S1139] "Genealogy of the Nathaniel Andrew and Emma Vesta Schwalm Wiest Family," The Hessians: Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 18, p. 111.
  2. [S260] "All In The Family," Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 7, no. 3, p. 82.
  3. [S1161] Arlene E. Deibert Obituary, November 24, 2015.
  4. [S805] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com.

Mary Amelia Clark1

F, #6839, b. 1869, d. 1944
  • Last Edited: 23 Oct 2007
  • Mary Amelia Clark was born in 1869, Upper Mahantango Township, Schuylkill County, PA.2
  • She was the daughter of John S. Clark and Sophie Romberger.
  • Mary Amelia Clark married Charles Monroe Wiest, son of Harry Troutman Wiest and Catherine Schmeltz, circa 1898; At the time of the 1910 Census, Charles and Mary had been married 12 years.3
  • Some sources suggest that Mary Amelia Clark and Charles Monroe Wiest were married In the 1930 Census for Hubley Township, Schuylkill County, Charles and Mary were listed as having been married about 38 years. in 1892.4
  • Mary Amelia Clark died in 1944, Upper Mahantango Township, Schuylkill County, PA.2
  • Father*: John S. Clark
  • Mother*: Sophie Romberger

Children of Mary Amelia Clark and Charles Monroe Wiest

Citations

  1. [S195] Phillip A. Rice and Jean A. Dellock, Herb's Church, Schuylkill County Pennsylvania Archives vol. I.
  2. [S307] Bruce Travis Hall, "Klinger Family Database," January 20, 2003.
  3. [S199] 1910 Census, Upper Mahantongo Twp., Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1419; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 106; Image: 316.
  4. [S186] 1930 US Census, Hubley Twp., Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2145; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 42; Image: 285.0.