Rev. G. P. Hartzell

SUMMUM — By request we will write up the particulars of Rev. G. P. Hartzell's death. Rev. Hartzell preached and lived at this place for about 8 years and has many warm friends here. The deceased was born in Adams county, Pa., Jan. 2, 1845. Died at Liscomb, Iowa, Aug. 25, 1902, aged 57 years, 7 months and 28 days. In the early part of his life he was a teacher in the public schools. He also was a miller and followed it for several years. In October 1866 he was married to Miss Elizabeth C. Epplemen. To them were born two sons, Henry Ursinus, of Orangville; and William Jacob, of Bluff City. On May 24th of this year they took their mother's remains to their last resting place in the tomb and Friday, after only 3 months and 4 days, they follow with their father's also. He has served 8 or 9 charges and from all these places there do not fail to come up tokens of regard for his kind helpfulness. He was taken sick on Saturday with spinal meningitis and on Tuesday he died. On Wednesday he was tekn to Orangville where the funeral services took place on Friday at 10:30. To make their esteem and love manifest each of the three churches he served in the west presented a most beautiful floral tribute. Liscomb, an anchor and wreath, Summum, a floral cross and anchor, and Orangville an open bible with the text of the funeral discourse, Matt. 24:46. Aside from these there were numerous other floral offerings. The many friends at this place deeply sympathize with the two sons left to mourn the loss of a loving father.


Published in the Astoria Search Light on 9/11/1902

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