Earl Hepler1

M, #19574, d. 1969
  • Last Edited: 15 May 2014

Citations

  1. [S251] "All In The Family," Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 6, no. 4, p. 99.
  2. [S805] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com.

Lewis Roy Maurer1,2

M, #19576, b. 24 January 1897, d. 20 February 1980
  • Last Edited: 7 May 2020
  • Lewis Roy Maurer was born on 24 January 1897, Pitman, Schuylkill County, PA.3
  • He was the son of Robert F. Maurer and Vesta Snyder.3
  • Lewis Roy Maurer married Edna Thelma Dietz, daughter of Irie Elmer Dietz and Lillie Alvertta Starr, on 24 December 1916, Pitman, Schuylkill County, PA.1,2
  • Lewis Roy Maurer died on 20 February 1980, Northumberland County, PA, at age 83.3
  • Newspaper obituary:
    Lewis R. Maurer
    MOUNT CARMEL - A funeral will be conducted Saturday in Mount Carmel for Lewis R. Maurer, 83, of 322 W. Third St., who was pronounced dead on arrival Wednesday in the Shamokin State General Hospital.
    He was engaged in the dairy industry at Maurer's Wayside Dairy, Mount Carmel, and semi-retired in 1972.
    Born in Pitman Jan. 24, 1897, he was a son of the late Robert and Vesta Snyder Maurer. He was married to the former Edna T. Dietz, who died in 1967.
    He had lived in Mount Carmel since 1924.
    Mr. Maurer was a member of Bethany Bible Fellowship Church, Mount Carmel, where he was a former elder, and was a life-member of the Schuylkill County Milk Dealer's Association Area 4.
    He is survived by a daughter, Miss Esther Maurer of Philadelphia; two sons, Harold and Robert, both of Mount Carmel; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs. Pearl, Heim of Pitman, Mrs. Verna Esher of Shamokin and Mrs. Earl Herring of Elysburg.
    The Daily Item (Sunbury, Pennsylvania), 22 Feb 1980, Fri, Page 8.3
  • He was buried at Zions Evangelical Congregational Church Cemetery, Pitman, Schuylkill County, PA.4

Children of Lewis Roy Maurer and Edna Thelma Dietz

Citations

  1. [S251] "All In The Family," Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 6, no. 4, p. 99.
  2. [S108] Newspaper Obituary, for Edna T. Maurer, The Daily Item (Sunbury, Pennsylvania), 16 Nov 1967, Thu, Page 27.
  3. [S108] Newspaper Obituary, for Lewis R. Maurer, The Daily Item (Sunbury, Pennsylvania), 22 Feb 1980, Fri, Page 8.
  4. [S805] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/75384633/…

John Maurer1

M, #19578, b. 15 June 1890, d. 28 May 1968
  • Last Edited: 27 Jun 2020
  • Father*: Daniel Herb Maurer2 b. 20 Aug 1844, d. 18 May 1916
  • Mother*: Ida S. Maurer2 b. 5 Nov 1864, d. 30 May 1912

Children of John Maurer and Louella Fietta Dietz

Citations

  1. [S251] "All In The Family," Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 6, no. 4, p. 99.
  2. [S200] SSDI, Social Security Number: 543-03-8518; https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll
  3. [S285] 1900 U.S. Census, Upper Mahantongo Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania; Page: 2; Enumeration District: 0211; FHL microfilm: 1241486; https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll
  4. [S1140] Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, SSN:     542163405; https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll
  5. [S970] Www.ancestry.com, Oregon, Death Index, 1898-2008; Certificate: 7528; https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll
  6. [S108] Newspaper Obituary, for Louella Maurer, The Daily Item (Sunbury, Pennsylvania), 03 Jul 1993, Sat, Page 11.

William H. Semerod1,2

M, #19579, d. 1975
  • Last Edited: 8 May 2020

Children of William H. Semerod and Verna Mary Rebecca Dietz

  • William H. Semerod Jr.3
  • Jackie E. Semerod3
  • June Semerod3
  • Lillie Semerod3
  • Verna K. Semerod+3 b. c 1928, d. 29 Jun 2006

Citations

  1. [S251] "All In The Family," Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 6, no. 4, p. 99.
  2. [S108] Newspaper Obituary, for Edna T. Maurer, The Daily Item (Sunbury, Pennsylvania), 16 Nov 1967, Thu, Page 27.
  3. [S108] Newspaper Obituary, for Verna M. Semerod, The Daily Item (Sunbury, Pennsylvania), 14 May 1982, Fri, Page 8.

Earl R. Geist1,2

M, #19580, b. 9 November 1895, d. 9 March 1979
  • Last Edited: 8 May 2020
  • Earl R. Geist was born on 9 November 1895, Leck Kill, Northumberland County, PA.4
  • He was the son of Wilson H. Geist and Helen Koppenhaver.3
  • Earl R. Geist married Emma Florence Hilda Dietz, daughter of Irie Elmer Dietz and Lillie Alvertta Starr, before 1920.1,5
  • Earl R. Geist died on 9 March 1979, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Montour County, PA, at age 83.6,4
  • Newspaper obituary:
    Earl R. Geist
    Earl R. Geist, 83, of RD Dornsife, was dead on arrival at 1 Friday afternoon at Geisinger Hospital where he was taken by Dalmatia ambulance after being stricken ill at his home Friday morning. He had been in ill health for two years.
    Mr. Geist was born Nov. 9, 1835 at Leck Kill, son of the late Wilson H. and Helen Koppenhaver Geist, and was educated in the Leck Kill schools. He was an Army veteran of World War I. He had lived in the Red Cross area for 48 years. As a young man he had been employed as a lumberman and was last employed by the Tressler Lumber Co., Trevorton, before retiring. He was a member of Himmel's United Church of Christ, Rebuck."
    He was married Jan. 3, 192) at Leck Kill to the former Florence Dietz who survives.
    Also surviving are a daughter, Peggy M., wife of the Rev. Burlington Latshaw Jr., RD2 Schuylkill Haven, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Summer Hill; two grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; a brother, Lester of Leck Kill and a sister, Mrs. Verdie Mattern, a guest at the Friendly Nursing Home, Pitman.
    Services will be held Tuesday afternoon from the Robert Foust Funeral Home, 841 Shamokin St., Treverton, with the Rev. Paul Billow officiating. Burial will be in Himmel's Church Cemetery.
    Pottsville Republican (Pottsville, Pennsylvania), 12 Mar 1979, Mon, Page 2.3

Child of Earl R. Geist and Emma Florence Hilda Dietz

Citations

  1. [S251] "All In The Family," Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 6, no. 4, p. 99.
  2. [S108] Newspaper Obituary, for Edna T. Maurer, The Daily Item (Sunbury, Pennsylvania), 16 Nov 1967, Thu, Page 27.
  3. [S108] Newspaper Obituary, for Earl R. Geist, Pottsville Republican (Pottsville, Pennsylvania), 12 Mar 1979, Mon, Page 2.
  4. [S805] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/34622786/earl-r-geist
  5. [S192] 1920 US Census, Upper Mahantongo Twp., Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1652; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 147; Image: 984.
  6. [S108] Newspaper Obituary, for Florence H. Geist, Pottsville Republican (Pottsville, Pennsylvania), 21 Jul 1987, Tue, Page 2.

Harry Raymond Kieffer1

M, #19581, b. 21 February 1902, d. 1 December 1970
  • Last Edited: 8 May 2020

Children of Harry Raymond Kieffer and Pearl May Dietz

Citations

  1. [S251] "All In The Family," Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 6, no. 4, p. 99.
  2. [S805] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/39257878/…
  3. [S108] Newspaper Obituary, for Earl W. Kieffer, Republican and Herald (Pottsville, Pennsylvania), 22 Nov 2012, Thu, Page A12.

Marlyn Salen Dietz1,2

M, #19582, b. 29 June 1911, d. 23 June 1997
  • Last Edited: 8 May 2020
  • Marlyn Salen Dietz is also referred to as Marlin S. Dietz in some sources.3
  • He was born on 29 June 1911, Klingerstown, Schuylkill County, PA.3,4,2
  • He was the son of Irie Elmer Dietz and Lillie Alvertta Starr.1
  • Marlyn Salen Dietz married Grace E. Proctor.5
  • Marlyn Salen Dietz died on 23 June 1997, Community General Osteopathic Hospital, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, PA, at age 85.1,6
  • Newspaper obituary:
    Marlyn S. 'Pete' Dietz, 85, of Rutherford Heights died Monday in Community General Osteopathic Hospital.
    He was retired from Bethlehem Steel Corp., Steelton, was a self-employed gunsmith and a member of Harrisburg Hunters & Anglers, Central Penn Antique Arms Association and United Steelworkers Local 1688.
    Surviving are his wife, Eleanor L. Swaldi Dietz; three sons, Herlen L. Dietz of Enola, Gary M. Dietz of Landisburg and Joseph F. McGinley of Rutherford Heights; two daughters, Dawn J. Bodenheimer of Enola and Marlene M. McCrone of Hummelstown; a brother, Ray of Klingerstown; a sister, Esther Hepler of Pitman; 14 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
    Neill Funeral Home, Harrisburg
    Harrisburg Patriot News 25 Jun 1997.5
  • He was buried at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, PA.5

Child of Marlyn Salen Dietz

  • Joseph F. McGinely5

Children of Marlyn Salen Dietz and Grace E. Proctor

Citations

  1. [S251] "All In The Family," Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 6, no. 4, p. 99.
  2. [S1207] United States Selective Service System, 2011, https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll
  3. [S192] 1920 US Census, Upper Mahantongo Twp., Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1652; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 147; Image: 984.
  4. [S1140] Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, SSN:     202092834; https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll
  5. [S805] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com, Online obituary for Marlyn S. Dietz, Harrisburg Patriot News, 25 Jun 1997, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/134588463/…
  6. [S805] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com, Online obituary for Marlyn S. Dietz, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/134588463/…

Williard K. Dietz1,2

M, #19583, b. 26 August 1914, d. 16 August 1975
  • Last Edited: 8 May 2020
  • Williard K. Dietz was born on 26 August 1914, RD Klingerstown, Schuylkill County, PA.2,3,4
  • He was the son of Irie Elmer Dietz and Lillie Alvertta Starr.1
  • Williard K. Dietz married Vida Kelly, daughter of Boise Kelly and Julia Lehman, in September 1937.4
  • Williard K. Dietz died on 16 August 1975, Schuylkill County, PA, at age 60.3,4
  • Newspaper obituary:
    Willard K. Dietz
    Willard K. Dietz, 60, of RD Klingerstown, died about 7:30 p.m. Saturday at his home. Death was due to natural causes. Mr. Dietz, a life-long resident of RD Klingerstown, was a hydrological technician and was employed at the Northeastern Watershed Research Center, RD Klingerstown.
    He was a son of the late Elmer and Lillie Starr Deitz.
    Mr. Dietz was born Aug. 26, 1914 at RD Klingerstown. He was a member of Salem United Church of Christ Church, RD Klingerstown and he served on the church consistory for many years.
    He was a member of the Klingerstown Fire Company.
    In September, 1937, he was married to the former Vida Kelly of Loganton.
    Surviving are his widow; three children, Bernice, wife of Ralph Snyder of Pitman; Ronald of Hegins RD2; Dennis of Gladewater, Tex; five grandchildren, four sisters, Mrs. Esther Hepler of Pitman; Mrs. Louella Maurer of Miami, Fla; Mrs. Verna Semerod of Frackville; Florence, wife of Earl Geist of Dornsife; three brothers, Herlen of Frackville; Ray of RD Klingerstown and Martin of Harrisburg.
    Services will be held Wednesday from the Lawrence E. Rothermel Funeral Home, RD Klingerstown with interment in Salem Cemetery. Rev. Elden Ehrhart will officiate.
    Pottsville Republican (Pottsville, Pennsylvania), 18 Aug 1975, Mon, Page 2.4
  • He was buried on 20 August 1975, at Salem United Church of Christ Cemetery, Rough and Ready, Schuylkill County, PA.4

Children of Williard K. Dietz and Vida Kelly

  • Bernice Dietz4
  • Dennis Dietz4
  • Ronald Dietz4

Citations

  1. [S251] "All In The Family," Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 6, no. 4, p. 99.
  2. [S192] 1920 US Census, Upper Mahantongo Twp., Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1652; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 147; Image: 984.
  3. [S1140] Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, SSN:     207280644; https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll
  4. [S108] Newspaper Obituary, for Willard K. Dietz, Pottsville Republican (Pottsville, Pennsylvania), 18 Aug 1975, Mon, Page 2.

Jonas Schmeltz1

M, #19589, b. 7 March 1833, d. 9 April 1911
  • Last Edited: 3 Nov 2017

Children of Jonas Schmeltz and Magdalena Mausser

Citations

  1. [S245] "Andreas Schmeltz," Journal of the Johannes Schwalm Historical Association, vol. 5, no. 4, p. 39.
  2. [S752] Phillip A Rice, Buffington-Reed Funeral Home Records, p. 21.
  3. [S1062] Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, Number 97184.