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    Johnstown Tribune, 22 Jul 1899, Contributed by Brian Cartwright

The Late Levi Wissinger

Additional Facts of Interest Contributed by a Neighbor

A neighbor of the deceased, who knew him well, contributes the following additional facts concerning the late Levi Wissinger, whose death at his home near Walnut Grove was noted in these columns last evening:

It is with a profound sense of sorrow that we note the death of our honored citizen, Mr. Levi Wissinger, who died at his home in Stonycreek Township on July 21, 1899. Mr. Wissinger was born in Conemaugh Township March 15, 1826, his father - Daniel Wissinger - being one of the original pioneers in this section and a brother of Levi Wissinger, Cambria County's remarkable centennarian, {sic} lately deceased. Mr Wissinger was married March 21, 1850 to Elizabeth Wissinger, daughter of the late George Wissinger. This union was blessed with eleven children all of whom survive, and and whose names were published in the Tribune yesterday. After marriage he located in Adams Township, but in 1852 returned to Conemaugh, now Stonycreek Township, residing there until his death. In 1854 he was elected Secretary of the School Board of that township, and for forty-five years continuously he served the citizens in various offices of public trust faithfully and well. Mr. Wissinger leaves to mourn his loss his aged and respected wife, and besides the eleven children, thirty-seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and his friends who loved him for his many kindnesses. Every ready to assist in sickness and to relieve suffering his was the life of a true Christian and he died fully trusting, believing, as he said, "There is not a cloud between me and Him who sent me." Mr. Wissinger was a consistent member of the German Baptist Brethren Church of Walnut Grove, at which place the funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock.

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