Mae Eleanor Kessler

F, #21698, b. 28 June 1915, d. 1 January 2007
  • Last Edited: 5 Jan 2007
  • Mae Eleanor Kessler was born on 28 June 1915, Klingerstown, Schuylkill County, PA.1,2
  • She was the daughter of Sinary Raymond Kessler and Lola Alberta Zerbe.1
  • Mae Eleanor Kessler married Ray Jonathan Deppen, son of Allen Simon Deppen and Lydia Jane Bohner, on 23 December 1933, Lutheran Parish, Urban, Northumberland County, PA.3,4
  • Mae Eleanor Kessler died on 1 January 2007, The Manor at Susquehanna Village, Millersburg, Dauphin County, PA, at age 91.2
  • Obituary in the Harrisburg Patriot-News:
    Mrs. Mae Eleanor Deppen, 91, of Millersburg, PA, passed away Monday, January 1, 2007 at The Manor at Susquehanna Village, Millersburg, PA.
    Mrs. Deppen was born in Klingerstown, PA, on June 28, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Sinary and Lola (Zerbe) Deppen. She was of the Protestant faith.
    She was married to Ray J. Deppen, Sr., who preceded her in death in 1997.
    She is survived by 1 daughter, Delores Roadcap of Millersburg, PA; 1 son, Ray J. Deppen, Jr. of Lykens, PA; sisters, Pauline Coleman of Hegins, Carolyn Troutman of Elizabethville; brothers, Mark Kessler of Gratz, Earl Kessler of Dornsife, Leon Kessler of Elizabethville. She is also survived by 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
    Religious service will be held at James A. Reed Funeral Home, Pillow, PA, at the convenience of the family. Burial in the Hebe Cemetery. www.pennlive.com/obits
    Published in the Patriot-News on 1/3/2007.2
  • She was buried at St. David's Church, Hebe, Northumberland County, PA.2

Children of Mae Eleanor Kessler and Ray Jonathan Deppen

  • Ray Jonathan Deppen Jr.1
  • Delores LaMae Deppen3

Citations

  1. [S307] Bruce Travis Hall, "Klinger Family Database," January 20, 2003.
  2. [S418] Mae Eleanor Deppen Obituary, January 3, 2007.
  3. [S299] E. E Deppen and M. L. Deppen, Deppen Family History, p. 67.
  4. [S78] Mary K. Klinger, Klingers from the Odenwald, p. 591.

Mark William Kessler

M, #21699, b. 6 July 1917, d. 9 December 2008

  • Last Edited: 11 Dec 2008
  • Mark William Kessler was born on 6 July 1917, Gratz, Dauphin County, PA.1
  • He was the son of Sinary Raymond Kessler and Lola Alberta Zerbe.1
  • Mark William Kessler married Margaret Irene Erdman, daughter of Herman W. Erdman and Jennie E. Mattern, on 28 January 1939, Zion (Klinger's) Church, Erdman, Dauphin County, PA.2
  • Mark William Kessler died on 9 December 2008, at his home, Gratz, Dauphin County, PA, at age 91.3,4
  • Obituary in the Sunbury Daily Item:
    GRATZ - Mark W. "Mike" Kessler, 91, of Gratz, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, at his home.
    He was born July 6, 1917, in Gratz, the son of the late Sinary and Lola (Zerbe) Kessler. He was married to the former Margaret Irene Erdman, who preceded him in death.
    Mike was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Philippines 66th Regiment, 4508 Quarter Master Unit. He received the Infantry Expert Medal award.
    He was employed as a truck driver and drove truck for 74 years, accident free. For the last 40 years, he drove for Troutman Bros. of Klingerstown.
    Mike was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2385, Lykens Township, and the Woodman of the World.
    He is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Violet and Raymond Hartman of Lykens Township, Verginia and Jack Reed of Gratz and Debra and Daniel Hurley of Valley View; two sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Barbara Kessler of Brookville and Ricci and Gloria Kessler of Harrisburg; two sisters, Pauline Coleman of Hegins and Carolyn Troutman of Elizabethville; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by one great-grandson, Greg Hartman, and one sister, Mae Deppen.
    Friends will be received from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Simeon United Lutheran Church, Gratz, followed by the funeral at 11 with the Rev. Barry Ridge officiating.
    Interment will be in Gratz Union Cemetery.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Pinnacle Health Hospice, 3705 Elmwood Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17110, or Simeon's United Lutheran Church, Gratz, PA 17030.
    The James A. Reed Funeral Home, Pillow, is in charge of the arrangements.
    Published in The Daily Item on 12/11/2008.3
  • Obituary in the Harrisburg Patriot- News:
    GRATZ - Mr. Mark (Mike) W. Kessler, 91, of Gratz, passed away Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at his residence.
    Mark was born in Gratz, PA on July 6, 1917, the son of the late Sinary and Lola (Zerbe) Kessler.
    He was the widower of Margaret Irene (Erdman) Kessler.
    He was a Veteran of World War II, and served in the Phillipines 66th Regiment, 4508 Quarter Master Unit. He received the Infantry Expert Medal Award. He was employed as a truck driver for 74 years, accident free, and the last 40 years he drove for Troutman Brothers of Klingerstown. He was a member of the VFW Post 2385 Lykens Twp., and the Woodman of the World.
    Mark is survived by three daughters, Violet, wife of Raymond Hartman of Lykens Twp., Verginia, wife of Jack Reed of Gratz, and Debra, wife of Daniel Hurley of Valley View; two sons, Mark, husband of Barbara Keller of Brookville, and Ricci, husband of Gloria Keller of Harrisburg. Mark is also survived by two sisters, Pauline Coleman of Hegins, and Carolyn Troutman of Elizabethville; two brothers, Earl Kessler of Dornsife R.D., and Leon Kessler of Elizabethville; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Greg Hartman and a sister, Mae Deppen.
    Friends will be received Saturday, December 13th from 9 a.m. until religious services at 11 a.m., in Simeon United Lutheran Church, Gratz, with Rev. Barry Ridge officiating. Interment will be in Gratz Union Cemetery, PA.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Pinnacle Health Hospice, 3705 Elmwood Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17110 or Simeon's United Lutheran Church, Gratz, PA 17030.
    James A. Reed Funeral Home of Pillow, PA, are in charge of arrangements.
    Published in the Patriot-News on 12/11/2008.4
  • He was buried on 13 December 2008, at Gratz Union Cemetery, Gratz, Dauphin County, PA.4,3

Children of Mark William Kessler and Margaret Irene Erdman

  • Violet Kessler1
  • Virginia Kessler1
  • Mark William Kessler Jr.1
  • Debra Kessler1
  • Ricci Kessler1

Citations

  1. [S307] Bruce Travis Hall, "Klinger Family Database," January 20, 2003.
  2. [S147] Irwin R. Klinger, Klinger's Church History, part 2, p. 230.
  3. [S627] Mark W. "Mike" Kessler Obituary, December 11, 2008.
  4. [S626] Mark W. Kessler Obituary, December 11, 2008.

Lola Alberta Zerbe

F, #21715, b. 26 March 1898, d. 1966
  • Last Edited: 25 Nov 2005
  • Lola Alberta Zerbe was born on 26 March 1898.1
  • She was baptized on 19 June 1898, St. Michael's Church, Klingerstown, Schuylkill County, PA.2
  • She was born in 1899, Erdman, Lykens Township, Dauphin County, PA.3
  • She married Sinary Raymond Kessler, son of Charles Henry Kessler and Mary Elizabeth Erdman, on 12 December 1914, Zion (Klinger's) Church, Erdman, Lykens Township, Dauphin County, PA.4
  • Lola Alberta Zerbe died in 1966.1,5
  • She was buried at Zion (Klinger's) Church Cemetery, Erdman, Lykens Township, Dauphin County, PA; Name listed as "Lola E. Kessler" in Klinger's Church cemetery records.6

Children of Lola Alberta Zerbe and Sinary Raymond Kessler

Citations

  1. [S78] Mary K. Klinger, Klingers from the Odenwald, p. 590.
  2. [S128] St. Michael's Baptisms, online: ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/pa/schuylkill/church/stmich.txt.
  3. [S307] Bruce Travis Hall, "Klinger Family Database," January 20, 2003.
  4. [S147] Irwin R. Klinger, Klinger's Church History, part 2, p. 226.
  5. [S147] Irwin R. Klinger, Klinger's Church History, pt. II, p. 292.
  6. [S147] Irwin R. Klinger, Klinger's Church History, part 2, p. 292.

Raymond Edward Hartman1,2

M, #21716, b. 21 April 1906, d. 30 April 1996
  • Last Edited: 18 Feb 2020
  • Raymond Edward Hartman is also referred to as Ray Edwin Hartman in some sources.4
  • He was born on 21 April 1906, Lykens Township, Dauphin County, PA.5,4,6
  • He was the son of Edwin Hartman and Jennie Louise Welker.3
  • Raymond Edward Hartman married Tillie Sedora Klinger, daughter of Alexander W. Klinger and Barbara Sedora Williard, on 25 July 1925, Simeon Lutheran Church, Gratz, Dauphin County, PA.3,7
  • Newspaper obituary:
    Ray E. Hartman, 90, Lykens
    Farmer
    LYKENS -- Ray E. Hartman, 90, of 1629 Valley Drive Road, died, Tuesday, April 30, 1996, at Mansion Nursing Home, Sunbury.
    Born April 21, 1906, in Lykens Township, Mr. Hartman was the son of the late Edwin and Jennie (Welker) Hartman. Mr. Hartman was married to Tillie Klinger, who preceded him in death.
    Mr. Hartman, a retired farmer, was a member of Simeon United Lutheran Church and life member of Gratz Fire Company, both of Gratz, and life member of Lower Northumberland AAA Association.
    Surviving are three sons, Eddie and Richard R., both of Gratz, and Raymond of RD Lykens; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
    Mr. Hartman was preceded in death by one son, Benjamin, and one daughter, Shirley Wilkins.
    The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Simeon United Lutheran Church, Gratz, by the Rev. Barry Ridge. Burial will be in Gratz Union Cemetery, Gratz.
    Visitors may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the church.
    Funeral arrangements were made by James A. Reed Funeral Home, Market and Chestnut streets, Pillow.
    The Daily Item (Sunbury, Pennsylvania), 02 May 1996, Thu, Page 31.6
  • Raymond Edward Hartman died on 30 April 1996, Mansion Nursing Home, Sunbury, Northumberland County, PA, at age 90.4
  • He was buried on 4 May 1996, at Simeon United Lutheran Church Cemetery, Gratz, Dauphin County, PA.4,6

Children of Raymond Edward Hartman and Tillie Sedora Klinger

Citations

  1. [S307] Bruce Travis Hall, "Klinger Family Database," January 20, 2003.
  2. [S336] Gratz Historical Society, Comprehensive History of Gratz, pp. 72, 381.
  3. [S336] Gratz Historical Society, Comprehensive History of Gratz, p. 381.
  4. [S764] Elsie Klinger Eaves Family Database.
  5. [S336] Gratz Historical Society, Comprehensive History of Gratz, p. 527.
  6. [S108] Newspaper Obituary, for Ray E. Hartman, The Daily Item (Sunbury, Pennsylvania), 02 May 1996, Thu, Page 31.
  7. [S704] Phillip A. Rice, Jodi A. Germani and Jean A. Dellock, Simeon Lutheran Church Records, p. 144.

Tillie Sedora Klinger1

F, #21717, b. 21 April 1905, d. 6 May 1994
  • Last Edited: 18 Feb 2020
  • Tillie Sedora Klinger was born on 21 April 1905, Klingerstown, Schuylkill County, PA.1,4
  • She was the daughter of Alexander W. Klinger and Barbara Sedora Williard.2,3
  • Tillie Sedora Klinger was baptized on 16 July 1905, St. Michael's Church, Klingerstown, Schuylkill County, PA.1
  • She married Raymond Edward Hartman, son of Edwin Hartman and Jennie Louise Welker, on 25 July 1925, Simeon Lutheran Church, Gratz, Dauphin County, PA.4,5
  • Tillie Sedora Klinger died on 6 May 1994, Lykens Township, Dauphin County, PA, at age 89.4,6
  • Newspaper obituary:
    Tillie S. Hartman
    Tillie S. Hartman, 89, of RD1 Lykens, died Friday at her home.
    Born in Klingerstown, April 21, 1905, a daughter of the late Alexander and Barbara Williard Klinger.
    She was a member of Simeons. United Lutheran Church, Gratz, and its Willing Workers.
    A son, Benjamin, died in 1937, and a daughter, Shirley Hartman Wilkins, died in 1989.
    Surviving are her husband, Ray E; three sons, Eddie and Richard, both of Gratz, and Raymond, RD1 Lykens; 14 grandchildren; 13 greatgrandchildren.
    Services wil be held at 11 am Monday from Simeons United Lutheran Church, Gratz. The Rev. Barry Ridge will officiate. Internment will be in Union Cemetery, Gratz. Reed Funeral Home, Pillow, is in charge of arrangements.
    Pottsville Republican (Pottsville, Pennsylvania), 07 May 1994, Sat, Page 2.6
  • She was buried on 9 May 1994, at Simeon United Lutheran Church Cemetery, Gratz, Dauphin County, PA.6,1

Children of Tillie Sedora Klinger and Raymond Edward Hartman

Citations

  1. [S764] Elsie Klinger Eaves Family Database.
  2. [S805] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com.
  3. [S805] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/133162679/…
  4. [S336] Gratz Historical Society, Comprehensive History of Gratz, p. 381.
  5. [S704] Phillip A. Rice, Jodi A. Germani and Jean A. Dellock, Simeon Lutheran Church Records, p. 144.
  6. [S108] Newspaper Obituary, for Tillie S. Hartman, Pottsville Republican (Pottsville, Pennsylvania), 07 May 1994, Sat, Page 2.
  7. [S307] Bruce Travis Hall, "Klinger Family Database," January 20, 2003.