Christian C. Swartzendruber, Sr.

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Christian C. Swartzendruber, Sr.

Birthplace: Grantsville, Garrett County, Maryland, United States
Death: October 05, 1920 (88)
Johnson County, Iowa (Bright's Disease)
Place of Burial: Kalona, Washington, Iowa, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Christian Swartzendruber and Catherine Swartzendruber
Husband of Elizabeth Swartzendruber
Father of Mary Gunden; Catherine Swartzendruber; Hattie Swartzendruber; John Christian Swartzendruber; Lydia Swartzendruber and 9 others
Brother of Helena Shetler; (Baby) Swartzendruber; John Swartzendruber; Peter Christian Swartzendruber; (Baby) Swartzendruber and 2 others

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About Christian C. Swartzendruber, Sr.

From: The Gospel Herald - Vol. XIII, No. 30 - 21 Oct 1920 - pages 591, 592.

Swartzendruber.--Christian C. Swartzendruber was born near Grantsville, Md., Jan. 19, 1832; died at his home in Johnson Co., Iowa, (of Bright's Disease and infirmities of old age) Oct. 5, 1920, aged 88 y. 8 m. 16 d. He was the youngest son of Christian and Catherine (Kinsinger) Swartzendruber who immigrated to this country from Germany one hundred years ago. He was the only surviving member of the above named family. He immigrated to Iowa when a young man seeking a home in what was then a large and unsettled tract of land owned by the Government. In the year 1858 he was married to Elizabeth Eash who preceded him in death twelve years ago. To this union were born six sons and five daughters who are all living. He was a consistent member of the Amish Mennonite Church for many years and reared his family in the same faith. He leaves to mourn his departure eleven children, 49 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, besides a large number of relatives and friends. He exercised much patience during his latter years, waiting for the Lord to call him home. "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord." Funeral services were conducted Friday, Oct. 8, at the Lower Deer Creek Church by J. F. Swartzendruber in German, and Perry Shenk in English, using as texts I Cor. 15 latter part. C. E. Hershberger.

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Christian C. Swartzendruber, Sr.'s Timeline

January 19, 1832
Grantsville, Garrett County, Maryland, United States
June 1, 1859
Johnson County, Iowa, United States
August 31, 1860
Johnson County, Iowa
Washington township, Johnson, Iowa
April 15, 1862
Amish, Johnson County, Iowa
October 9, 1863
Johnson County, Iowa
March 12, 1865
Kalona, Washington County, Iowa
March 12, 1865
Kalona, Washington, Iowa, United States
October 9, 1866