I am cleaning out, organizing and going thru boxes of many things I’ve collected over the years. Auctions have always been a favorite pastime and I love buying boxes full of paper ~ things people save and their kids put to auction when they inherit them.
I am going thru just such a box and whomever had it saved old newspapers. Entire copies of old newspapers, some dating back to 1915. I love going through the and reading accounts of local doings.
In going thru the issue of Monday January 13 1919, I came across the following and thought it might be of interest and help to somebody.
Page 9, column 4:
East Petersburg Mennonite Cemeter Burial Record.
The following are the burials which took place at the East Petersburg Mennonite Cemetery during the year 1918, recorded by A.L. Hershey, from January 1 to April 1, and by Harry Hostetter from April 1 to January 1, 1919:
- January 9 – Alice R. Vogel, of Fruitville, aged 28 years, 5 months and 21 days.
- February 2 – Annie M. Hess, of Oreville, aged 73 years, 7 months and 26 days.
- February 11-Benjamin H. Kreider, of Mountville, aged 50 years, 3 months and 9 days.
- February 17-Fianna Baseler, of East Petersburg, aged 82 years, 4 months and 28 days.
- March 2- Elizabeth Hottenstein Diffenderer, of Cincinnati, Ohio, aged 45 years, 1 month and 27 days.
- March 6-Mary S. Koser, of Sporting Hill, aged 69 years, 5 months and 3 days.
- March 14-Aldus H. Kauffman, of near Neffsville, aged 9 months and 8 days.
- March 28-Samuel Swarr, of Kissel Hill, aged sixty-seven years.
- April 26-Barbara Ellen Knight, of near East Petersburg, aged 65 years.
- May 17-Scott A. Kiehl, of Lancaster, aged two weeks.
- June 28-Martha M. Hershey, of East Petersburg, aged fifty years.
- July 5-Peter S. Grabill, of near East Petersburg, aged 58 years.
- July 18-Amanda Miller, of East Petersburg, aged 72 years.
- August 17-Henry M. Landis, of near Lititz, aged seventy-eight years.
- September 14-Mary Leakway, of Bamford, aged 5 months
- October 4-Helen Virginia Breneman, of Lancaster Junction, one year, two months and six days.
- October 13-Susanna Snavely, of Fairland, 65 years, 2 months and 7 days.
- October 14-Elsie C. Swarr, of East Petersburg, aged twenty-nine years.
- October 17-Ralph H. Gochnauer, of East Petersburg, aged 35 years, 11 months and 15 days.
- October 17-Elizabeth E. Lang, of Harrisburg, aged 54 years.
- October 19-Leslie H. Fulmer, of East Petersburg, aged 18 years.
- October 22-Barbara Hershey, of near Neffsville, aged 21 years.
- October 23-Daniel M. Eitnier, of Columbia aged 24 years.
- December 4-John Decker, of Neffsville, stillborn child.
- December 17-Lizzie Dussiger, of near East Petersburg, aged 53 years, 7 months and 29 days.
- December 23-Carrie Long, of near Landisville, aged 30 years.
I found it interesting that they spelled the age in some instances, but in most of the entries, they were numerals.
Hopefully this will be of help to somebody!