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STIFFLER, Jacob (Mrs.)

    Johnstown Tribune, 9 Jul 1892, Page p1; c7, Contributed by Lynne Canterbury


Mrs. Jacob Stiffler, aged eighty-two years. died on Wednesday night at 10 o'clock at the home of her son John, in Croyle Township, near Summerhill, od dropsy and old age, after an illness of nine months. She was born on June 30, 1810 in Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia, and in 1937 was married at East Freedom, Blair County, Pa., to Jacob Stiffler, who died on April 22, 1887, in Cambria Township. She had four sisters and three brothers. Of her sisters, Catharine, wife of Samuel Fisher, of Franklin Borough, died eighteen years ago, and the other three were last heard of in Virginia. Her brothers were John, Daniel, and Jacob. Daniel lives in Popular Run, Blair County; Jacob died at Baker's Furnace, Indiana County in 1870, and the whereabouts of John are not known.

She was the mother of six children, one of whom is dead. The names of her children are John, of Croyle Township; Jacob, of Salina, Kansas; Susan, wife of Nicholas Wolf, of the Ninth Ward; Joseph, of Pittsburgh; Henry, deceased, and William, who is blind and who is at the home of his brother John, in Croyle Township. Henry was a lunatic, as also is William. She was the grandmother of thirty-nine grandchildren.

The deceased was a member of the Lutheran Church for many years. The funeral took place yesterday morning. Services were held in St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Jackson Township, after which interment was made in St. Paul's Cemetery.

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