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Mrs. Thomas F. Shafer

Annie L., nee Bachman, wife of Thomas L. Shafer, of 303 Priscilla street, Sixteenth ward, died at 10:30 o'clock yesterday morning at the Allentown hospital from a complication of diseases. She was aged 66 years.

She had been married twice, her first husband, William Brunner, having died eighteen years ago.

Besides her husband there survive three daughters, Mrs. William F. Hill and Mrs. Oliver F. Bergstresser, of this sity, and Mrs. Edgar Moser, at home; two sons Paul Shafer, Bethlehem, and Arthur Shafer, this city, eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two brothers Newberry Bachman, Northampton, and Reuben Bachman, Lewiston, Mich.

The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon with brief services at her late home at 1:30 o'clock followed by continued services in the Mennonite Brethren in Christ church, Coopersburg, of which she was a member. Interment will be made in the cemetery adjoining the church.

Mrs. Elizabeth Overpeck

Mrs. Elizabeth Overpeck, widow of John Overpeck, died on Tuesday afternoon at her home near Kintnersville, aged 72 years. She had been in ill health for some time and last week suffered another stroke which resulted fatally. She is survived by four sons, Samuel of Kintnersville; Abraham, of Philadelphia; Herbert of Allentown, and David, residing in the West.

Funeral services will be held at Durham church on Friday at 2 p.m., standard time, in charge of Rev. Charles Allshouse and interment will be made in the adjoining cemetery.

Henry A. Trexler

Henry A. Trexler, a former resident of Topton, died on Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock at White Haven, following an illness of complications. He was in his 56th year.

He was a son of the late Jonas and Amanda, nee Fenstermacher, Trexler, and for many years was employed at the Mertztown rug mill. He was a member of the Long Swamp church, and was affiliated with Camp 172 P. O. S. of A., of Topton, and Lodge No. 1325 I. O. O. M., of Kutztown. He was a man of many excellent qualities, and his passing will be sincerely mourned by a wide circle of friends.

Besides his widow, Jennie, nee Eck, he is survived by a son, George Trexler, of 423 Maple street, Allentown, together with two grandchildren, also a sister, Mrs. Reuben Fretz, Mertztown, and two brothers, Fred, Topton, and Edwin Trexler, Warren, Ohio.

The funeral will be held on Saturday at 1:30 p.m., standard time, with all services in the Long Swamp church. Rev. W. F. Bond will officiate. Interment will be made in the cemetery adjoining the church.

Mrs. Mary E. Miller

Mrs. Mary E. Miller, widow of Herman Miller, died late Tuesday night after being ill for four days with pneumonia at the Allentown State hospital. She was aged about 3? years. The deceased was a native of Bucks county and will be buried at Springtown, Bucks county.

She is survived by four sons Elmer C. Miller, of Bethlehem; Charles Miller, of Fountain Hill; H. Milton Miller, of Philadelphia; and William Miller, of Point Pleasant. Three grandchildren also survive. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Source: The Allentown Morning Call, Allentown, PA, Thursday, July 11, 1929, page 7


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