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    Johnstown Daily Tribune, 19 Mar 1904, Contributed by Lynne Canterbury


Jacob Wonders, an aged and respected citizen of Croyle Township, died at his residence near Summerhill last evening from heart failure.

Mr. Wonders was born near Helixville, Bedford County, in 1840. During the Civil War, he was mustered into service in Company K, One Hundredth Regiment P. V., June 4, 1864, and was mustered out with the company July 24, 1865, the regiment having during this time participated in severe fighting at Poplar Springs Church, Hatcher's Run, Fort Steadman, and the final assault on Petersburg.

About thirty-six years ago Mr. Wonders was united in marriage with Miss Margaret Mangus, also of Bedford County, and to this union the following children were born: Alda, now Mrs. J. F. Miller, of Levett; David, J. C., Samuel B., Ida and Jacob, who are dead; Jennie, now Mrs. William Carpenter, of Lovett; Harry, James, and Margaret.

Mr. Wonders moved with his family to Cambria County in 1876, and followed farming on different farms in Summerhill and Croyle townships, finally, about fifteen years ago, purchasing the farm on which he died. In the communities in which he lived, he was esteemed a good husband, father, citizen, and neighbor, and a conscientious man. He was not actively identified with any religious denomination of Christians, but had a preference for the Evangelical Church.

The funeral will take place in the cemetery on Pringle Hill, after services in the church at that place on Monday next, the cortege to leave his late home at 10 o'clock a.m.

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