JOHNSTOWN WEEKLY TRIBUNE
4 Jan 1884
Submitted by Lynne Canterbury
The subject of this notice was born in Enheiden, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, on the 27th of December, 1826, and was consequently fifty-seven years of age last Thursday, the date of his death. He came to this country in 1853, and located at Benscreek, working about the furnace and ore mines for four years. He then obtained a position as brakeman on the old Portage Railroad, but was not engaged in that occupation a great while when he quit and entered the service of the Cambria Iron Company as an ore miner. He continued in this capacity until about twelve years ago, when he took possession of the building on Washington street occupied by him at the time of his death, and opened a tavern. He was successful in his business, and his house had the reputation of being one of the most orderly in the city. A year ago he was among the unfortunate ones who did not receive license.
In 1856 he was united in marriage with Mrs. Sohn, a widow, and the union resulted in five daughters and one son. Of the former one is dead, another is the wife of Mr. George Miller, and the others are at home. The son, Mr. George Raab, works for the Gautier Steel Company. Two brothers, Fred. and Philip, also survice Mr. Raab, both being residents of Germany. The last time he saw them was in 1868, when he visited his native country.
Deceased was taken ill about a year ago, and from the start his disease baffled the skill of his physicians, finally developing into cancer of the stomach, from which there is no relief. He was confined to bed off and on for several months prior to his demise. Recently his decline has been rapid. Last Thursday night about half-past 9 o'clock he asked for and was given a little wine, which he drank. He seemed to revive somewhat for a few minutes, and then again he was taken with a sinking spell, passing away at half-past 10 o'clock. He was conscious and able to talk up to the moment of his death.
Mr. Raab was a member of the German Lutheran Church, of the Odd Fellows, and of the Harmonie Singing Society.
2 May 1884
Submitted by Lynne Canterbury.
ELDER-TOMB. -- At the bride's home, on Friday, April 28, 1884, by the Rev. J. W. Jennings, Mr. J. N. Elder and Miss Alice R. Tomb, both of East Wheatfield Township, Indiana County, Pa.
FINDLEY-STORK. -- On Wednesday, April 23, 1894, at the residence of the bride's parents in Rosedale, by Rev. Benj. Goughnour, Daniel M. Findley to Miss Emma Stork, all of Taylor Townhip.
PAUL-SMITH. -- At South Fork, April 24, 1884, by Rev. D. S. Poling, Mr. Jacob Paul and Mrs. Rebecca J. Smith, both of South Fork, Cambria County, Pa.
OTT-HOCHSTEIN. -- In Jonstown, at the residence of the bride's parents on the South Side, by Rev. H. Yeith, on Sunday evening, April 27, 1884, Edward Ott and Miss Emma Hochstein.
HESS-ATTIG. -- On Tuesday evening, April 29m 1884, at the residence of the officiating Justice, Irvin Rutledge, Esq., Mr. John _. Hess and Miss Tillie Attig, all of East Conemaugh Borough, Cambria County., PA.
EICHENSEHER. -- At Geistown, on Thursday, April 17, 1894, Herman, son of Henry Eichenseher, Esq., aged 2 years and 3 months.
DOUGHERTY. -- In Johnstown, on Friday, April 25, 1884, Abram Dougherty, aged 44 years and 21 days.
TAYLOR. -- In Johnstown, on Saturday, April 26, 1884, Henrietta Taylor, aged 50 years.
HARRY. -- Near Pittsburgh, on Monday, April 28, 1884, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry, aged 9 years and 4 months.
CHILTON. -- In Johnstown, on Monday, April 28, 1884, child of Mr. and Mrs. Chilton, aged 4 months and 11 days.
McGOLDRICK. -- In Prospect, on Monday, April 28, 1884, John McGoldrick, aged 12 years and 2 months.
STEVENS. -- In Morrellville, on Tuesday, April 29, 1884, Mrs. Samuel Stevens, aged 37(?) years.
DINANT. -- In Philadelphia, on Wednesday morning, April 30, 1884, Mr. N. J. Dinant, of Johnstown, aged about 58 years.
ARTHUR. -- In Johnstown, Sixth Ward, on Thursday, May 1, 1884, Benjamin Franklin, son of S. B. and Mary Arthur, aged 17 years and 17 days.
Funeral to-morrow (Saturday) morning at 10 o'clock; services at the home at 9:30; interment in Sandyvale Cemetery.