Pennsylvania Obituaries - December 29, 1921


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Mrs. Helen Lester

Mrs. Helen A. Lester, 815 Hamilton St., died Wednesday at the Allentown hospital from Bright's disease, aged 34 years.

She was the daughter of Jacob and Sarah (nee Seibert) Weller. She leaves two children, Fred and Ethel, of this city, and one sister, Jennie, also of this city.

Private funeral services will be conducted at the funeral parlors of Undertaker George Heckrotte, 824 Walnut St., on Saturday at 1 P.M. Interment will be made in Slatington. The remains may be viewed from 10 to 12 o'clock Saturday morning at Heckrotte's parlors.

Mary A. Rufe

Miss Mary A. Rufe, a well known Coopersburg resident, passed away on Tuesday evening at the home of her sister at that place, with whom she made her home. Her death was due to dropsy. She was aged 59 years, 11 months and 4 days. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. A. W. Kiess and Miss Emma Rufe, both of Coopersburg.

The funeral will be held on Saturday at 1 P.M., with all services at the home of her sister, Mrs. A. W. Kiess, North Main street, Coopersburg. Interment will be made in Woodland cemetery, Blue Church, Coopersburg.

Michael Prechtel

Michael Prechtel, well known among shoe workers of this city, died at his home, 952 Wayne St. at 11 o'clock Tuesday night following an illness of eight years from a complication of diseases. He was aged 78 years and had been bedfast since March.

He was born in Germany, coming to America at the age of 19. He settled in Richlandtown for a few years and came to Allentown 32 years ago, residing here ever since. He was one of the first members of the Shoeworkers Union and was also connected with the Fairview Fire Co., No. 11.

There survive his widow, Catherine (nee Beidler) and eleven sons and daughters, as follows: Mrs. Frank Weikert, Mrs. Wm. Gensleiter, Mrs. Clinton Hawk, Mrs. Edward Goss, Mrs. Charles Roth, Wilson, Milton, Amandes and Theodore, all of this city, and David, of Richlandtown, and Mrs. Wm. Kuntz, of Weatherly. He also leaves 29 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and several brothers and sisters in Germany.

Private funeral services will be conducted at his late home, 952 Wayne St., on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The remains may be viewed on Saturday morning from 11 to 1 o'clock. Interment will be made in Union cemetery.

William Heckman

William Heckman, aged 78 years, 8 months and 14 days, who was known as the winter green king, died at his home in Brodheadsville, on Tuesday. He was a Civil war veteran, who saw much of service in the Rebellion. He was a member of Company B, Eleventh Pennsylvania Cavalry and was close by, when the surrender of Lee was made to the commander of the Union Forces, General U. S. Grant.

Source: The Allentown Morning Call, Thursday, December 29 1921, page 7


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