ZAIS, Adam F.
WESTERNPORT – Adam F. Zais, 87, died yesterday at Frostburg Community Hospital where he had been a patient one day. A native of Westernport, he was the son of the late John T. and Phoebe (Wolford) Zais. His wife, Grace (McFarlane) Zais, preceded him in death. A retired employee of the C&P and Western Maryland Railroad, he was a 62-year member of Hiram Lodge 103 AF & AM, and a member of the JOUAM, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, Trinity United Methodist Church, Piedmont, and the Men’s Bible Class of the church. Surviving are a son, Marvin Q Zais, here; two daughters, Mrs. Virgil Spriggs, Mrs. Lillian Knieriem, Frostburg; eight grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. The body is at the Boal Funeral Home where friends will be received from 7 until 9 p.m. today and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Hiram Lodge will hold a memorial there tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. A service will be conducted at Trinity United Methodist Church Saturday at 1 p.m. with Rev. Sumner Sawyers, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Philos Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Cumberland News, 28 Feb 1974
(Courtesy of Kevin & Robin Larson)
Posted July 4, 2014

Frederick Bernhart Zais
(Courtesy of Robin Larson)
ZAIS, Frederick Bernhart

Passing of Frederick B. Zais, One of the Oldest Residents of Frostburg.
Frostburg, Nov. 2[sic,] (Special). -
Another of Frostburg's oldest residents passed away last night at 6:30 o'clock, when Mr. Frederick B. Zais died. Mr. Zais was born in Germany 83 years ago and came to America when quite a young man. He invented and for a number of years manufactured the famous Zais miners' lamp, which is known wherever coal is dug by the use of naked light in the mines. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. George Hartig, and two sons, Messrs. George and Morris Zais, all of this place. The funeral will take place tomorrow morning from the late residence on West Union-st, at ten o'clock. Interment in Porter cemetery, near Eckhart.
Cumberland Times; 25 November 1903 (note date at top of column; MD Archives indicates d.o.d. as 23 November 1903)
(Courtesy of Robin Larson/transcribed Genie)
Posted December 7, 2013


ZAIS, James B.
ZAIS 28 Jan 1893 James B Zais, 35 years of age, unmarried son of Frederick Zais, died on 21 Jan at his father's residence in Frostburg.
28 January 1893, The Frostburg Mining Journal - transcribed by Charles Often
(Courtesy of Phyllis Rosley & Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 14, 2013


ZAIS, William L.
"Keyser--William L. Zais, 42, of 368 Queen Street, McCoole, died yesterday at the home of his mother, Mrs. Hattie (Ferrell) Zais, here.  He had been in ill health the past three years.  A native of McCoole, he was a son of the late Walter L. Zais.  He was a World War II veteran and a member of Queens Point Post 6775, VFW.  Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Ellen(Shears) Zais; four sons, Pfc. William L. Zais, Jr., Ft. Carson, Colo.; Terry L., Gary L., and Danny J. Zais, and a daughter, Patricia A. Zais, at home; three sisters, Mrs. Louise Cutter, Lonaconing; Mrs. Gertrude Ours, Arlington, Va.; three brothers, Homer Zais, here; Walter L. Zais, Jr., Baltimore, and Orie S. Zais, Falls Church, Va.  The body is at the Rogers Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 until 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 until 4 p.m. Services will be conducted there Friday at 11 a.m. by Rev. W. W. Harvey.  Burial will be in Queens Point Cemetery."
Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, 13 Apr 1966
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy
Posted April 13, 2013


Name: Bernadette "Babe" Regina Zaladonis, 80, of Beans Cove Road, Clearville, PA
Parents: William Francis McElfish and Margaret Eva (Hollenberger) McElfish
DOB: September 12, 1922, in Beans Cove, PA
DOD: Saturday, February 1, 2003, at WMHS - Memorial Hospital Campus,
Cumberland, MD
Spouse: Anthony Francis Zaladonis
Predeceased by: parents; husband, who died in 1972; son, Richard R. "Bud" Halle;
sisters, Virginia Charnock and Beckie McElfish; brother, Anthony McElfish
Survived by: sons, William M. Zaladonis and his wife Nancy, Sanford, FL; David
M. Zaladonis and his wife Jeanne, Cumberland, MD; daughters, Rosalie A. Logue and her husband Eugene, Beans Cove, PA; Genevieve "Jen" E. Driver and her husband Daniel, Beans Cove, PA; Alice M. Johnson, Cumberland, MD
Burial: Seven Dolors Catholic Church Cemetery, Beans Cove, PA
Source: Adams Family Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 28, 2015


ZANTOPP, Mrs. Christina Smith Schmeider

Mrs. Christina Zantopp, 83, widow of Frank Zantopp, 105 Will's Creek avenue, died yesterday. She was a native of Clarysville and a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Smith. The body will remain at Stein's chapel. Surviving are a son, William J Zantopp, at home: and two sisters Mrs. Anna Schupfer, this city, and Mrs. Mary Donahue, Detroit, Mich
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - April 24, 1941 - pg 13, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted July 19, 2010

(Cumberland) Evening Times ~ Nov. 6, 1905

Mrs. Catherine Zapf

ZAPF, Catherine

Dead Of The Day
Mrs. Catheriine Zapf, an Aged Resident, Passes Away
Mrs. Catherine Zapf, one of Cumberland's oldest citizens, died Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary A. Maus, with whom she had resided for several years.  Mrs. Zapf was eighty-two years of age and was a consistent member of SS. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church, where the funeral services will be conducted, Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock.  Mrs. Zapf is survived by the following children; Messrs. Edward Zapf and George F. Zapf and Mrs. Mary A. Maus and two grandchildren, Miss Katherine Maus and Mrs. William Buckholtz(sic).

Monday, November 6, 1905, Cumberland Evening Times


ZARGER, Benjamin L.

Frostburg, Dec. 12 — Benjamin L. Zarger, 52, of 83 West Lee street, died yesterday in Miners Hospital where he had been a patient two months. A son of the late Benjamin and Barbara Zarger, of Chambersburg, Pa., Mr. Zarger resided in Cumberland until five years ago when he moved to Frostburg. He was a sheet metal worker at the Celanese plant.
12 December 1945
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 12, 2011


ZEARFOSS, Mrs. Minnie Agnes Baker

Minnie Agnes Zearfoss, 79, of Listie, died March 23, 1994, at Somerset Hospital. Born April 28, 1914, in Pocahontas, Greenville Township. Daughter of James and Loretta Agatha (Crowe) Baker. Preceded in death by parents and husband, George Austin Zearfoss, who died Jan. 31, 1970; grandson James J. Zearfoss and one great granddaughter; and three brothers, Paul, James and Floyd Baker; two sisters, Margaret E. Baker and Josephine Miller. Survived by these children: Mrs. Clifford (M. Louise) Spangler, Listie; James H. Zearfoss, married to the former Bessie R. Cordwell of Johnstown; Jerry L. Zearfoss, married to the former Linda C. Barron, of Listie. Also eight grandchildren: Martin L. Spangler, Carlton L. Spangler, Dale Spangler, Alan W. Zearfoss, Karen L. Zearfoss, George E. Zearfoss, Leslie C. Zearfoss and Jackie L. Zearfoss. Also five great-grandchildren and three step great-grandchildren. Sister of W. Arthur Baker, Somerset; Mrs. Katherine Baker, Wilmington, Del.; Mrs. Richard (Loretta) Gracie, Frostburg, Md.; Mrs. Jack (Dorothy) Llewellyn, Dade City, Fla.; Mrs. Donald (Elva) Watkins, Frostburg, Md.; Mrs. Howard (Ruth) Holt, Meyersdale; Mrs. Mabel Warne, Frostburg, Md.; Albert Baker, Cross Hill, S.C. Member of the former Listie Lutheran Church. Life member of Listie Fire Co. Auxiliary. Friends received 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Hauger-Zeigler Funeral Home, where service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Dwight A. Huseman officiating. Interment, Husband Cemetery.
Somerset Daily American, March 26, 1994
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 6, 2011



ZECK, R. Alexander
R. Alexander Zeck, 80, of Aurora, died of natural causes Monday, June 27, 1994, at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland, MD. He was born September 23, 1913, in Grafton, son of the late Frederic V. Zeck and Mary McClure Zeck. He was a retired plumber and steam fitter, a member of Morgantown Elks Lodge, Morgantown Rotary Club and SI. Paul's Lutheran Church in Aurora. He also started youth baseball in Morgantown and served as president of the Little League organization for many years. He is survived by his wife, Dr. Margaret Stemple-Zeck; a son, Frederic V. Zeck of Arlington, VA; and a sister, Mrs. Robert Whiteley of Morgantown. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Hamman Zeck; and a sister, Lelia Laing. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 4, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Aurora with the Rev. Paul Poerschke Officiating. Burial will be in Aurora Cemetery. The family requests contributions to Hospice Care Corp., P.O. Box 229, Kingwood, WV 26537, or to Union Ambulance Service, Aurora, WV.

The Preston County News; Kingwood, Preston Co, WV; July 2, 1994
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted November 21, 2010

ZEHNER, John Nicholas

Grantsville, Md., March 29 - John Nicholas Zehner died Friday morning at his home after being ill since December. He became worse a week ago, suffering a stroke of paralysis. He was born in Lonaconing and was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Zehner, but he had lived near and in Grantsville all his life. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Sadie (Bonig) Zehner; one son, Roy Zehner, Pittsburgh; a daughter, Mrs. Robert Marshall; two grandsons, Alex and John Marshall; two sisters, Mrs. John Opel and Mrs. Tillie Margroff, Accident, Md.; and three brothers, Rev. Lewis Zehner, Ridgeville Corners, Ohio; Henry Zehner, Garfield, Minn.; and Lenn Zehner, Akron, Ohio. Funeral services were held from the Grantsville Lutheran Church Sunday afternoon.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 29, 1943
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)




ZEHNER, Sadie Bonig

Grantsville, Aug. 24 - Mrs. Sadie Zehner, 69, widow of John Zehner, and sister of the late Charles A. Bonig, Cumberland, died Sunday morning at her home here. She is survived by one son, Roy Zehner, Pittsburgh, Pa.; a daughter, Mrs. Robert Marshall, this place; sister, Mrs. Frank Peterson, Rockford, Mich, and two grandchildren.
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 24, 1943 (Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

ZEHNER, Sadie Bonig

Grantsville, Md., Aug. 26 - Funeral services for Mrs. Sadie Bonig Zehner, 68, widow of John Michael*[sic] Zehner, who died Sunday morning after an illness of five months, were held at her home Wednesday at noon. Rev. S. D. Sigler, pastor of the Lutheran Church, of which she was a lifelong active member, officiated. The hymns, "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and "God's Way Is the Best Way," were sung by Mrs. Harry Yommer and Mrs. Alvin Yoder. The pallbearers were: Harvey Gostner, C. O. Bender, Harold Miller, Harry Yommer, Adam Hanft, and Ralph Glotfelty. Interment was in the Grantsville Cemetery. Mrs. Zehner was a daughter of the late August and Sophia Bonig. The Bonigs were of pioneer stock, and Mrs. Zehner was the last of her family residing here. Her passing marks the third death in the family within eight months. Her sister, Mrs. Charles Bill, died in December, and her husband, John Zehner, in March. She was an active member of the Lutheran Missionary Society. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Esther Marshall; son, Roy H. Zehner, Turtle Creek, Pa.; two grandchildren, Alex and John Marshall; and one sister, Mrs. Frank Peterson, Rockford, Mich.
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 26, 1943  (Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)    *Nicholas


Name: Cortes Calvin Zembower, 98, of Cumberland, MD

Parents: Filler A. Zembower and Elmira (Hardinger) Zembower

DOB: August 18, 1904, in Cumberland, MD

DOD: Wednesday, December 18, 2002, at WMHS - Memorial Campus, Cumberland, MD

Spouses: Thelma (Kasecamp) Zembower and Lillie (Kerns) Zembower

Predeceased by: parents; both wives

Survived by: son, James C. Zembower and his wife Josephine, Cumberland, MD; his daughter, Shirley A. Lowdermilk, Capron, VA

Burial: Zion Memorial Park, Cumberland, MD

Source: Adams Family Funeral Home, Cumberland, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 30, 2016


ZEMBOWER, Mrs. Mrs Grace Virginia

Mrs. Grace Virginia Zembower, 65, wife of A. Gerald Zembower, 325 Holland street, died early this morning in M e m o r i a l Hospital, where she was admitted Sunday. A native of Hyndman, Pa., Mrs. Zembower was the daughter of the late Franklin F. and Martha (Hite) Kelley, and a member of Centre Street Methodist church. Besides her husband she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Hamilton, of Cumberland, and a granddaughter, Miss Dolores Hamilton. Servlces will be held Thursday at 2 p. m at the home with the Rev. Dr. Walter Marlon Michael, pastor of Centre Street church, officiating. Interment, will follow in Rose Hill cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, Tuesday, December 18, 1943
(Courtesy of Ruth Sprowls)
Posted July 17, 2009

ZEMBOWER, Mrs Grace Virginia

Services for Mrs. Grace Virginia Zembower, 65, wife of A. Gerald Zembower, 325 Holland street, who died yesterday in Memorial Hospital, will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the home by the Rev. Walter Marion Michael; pastor of Centre Street Methodist church.  Interment will be in Rose Hill cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times, Wednesday, December 19, 1945
(Courtesy of Ruth Sprowls)
Posted July 17, 2009


ZILCH, Mrs. Elizabeth Schiller

Mrs. Elizabeth Zilch, 85, of 300 Bedford Street, died yesterday in Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient five weeks. A native of Cumberland, she was a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Lowenstein) Schiller. Mrs. Zilch was a former teacher in the public schools of Allegany County. She was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, the Women's Missionary Society of the church, and was a teacher in the junior department of the church for 65 years. Her husband, J. George Zilch, died in 1936. The body is at the Kight Funeral Home. Services will be conducted at the funeral home Friday; burial in the Rose Hill Mausoleum.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 17, 1960
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 3, 2010

ZILER, Mrs. Elizabeth Cosgrove
Mrs. Elizabeth Ziler, 82, died late last night at her home, 714 Elm street. She is survived by five sons and two daughters, James B., David T, John W. and Robert W. Ziler, of this city; Peter L. Ziler, Carlos Junction; Mrs. Charles Ragor, Somerset, Pa., and Miss Hattie Ziler, at home. Funeral services will be held tomorrow at St Patrick's Catholic Church. Burial will be at Orleans Cross Roads. Funeral services will be held tomorrow from St Patrick's Catholic Church. Burial will be in Orleans Cross Roads, W. Va.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, March 31, 1931 - pg 4, col 6
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted November 10, 2012


ZILER, James T.
FROSTBURG - James T. Ziler, 62, of National, died yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital. Born at Mt. Savage, he was a son of the late Peter and Ida Belle (Sleegle) Ziler. Mr. Ziler was a former employe of Kelly-Springfield Tire Company and was a member of Midlothian Assembly of God Church. Surviving are his widow, Marie (Wilson) Ziler; two sons, Irvin, National, and Stanley Ziler, at home; three daughters, Mrs. Rose Marie Keller, Gilmore, and Mrs. Mary Katherine Jenkins and Mrs. Helen McKinley, both of National; a brother, Peter Ziler, National, and eight grandchildren. The body is at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and tomorrow.
The Cumberland News, April 9, 1976
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 15, 2012

ZILER, Mrs. Priscilla K. Wilson

FROSTBURG — Mrs. Priscilla K. Ziler, 60, of National, was dead on arrival yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, where she was taken after being stricken while attending church. A native of Carlos, she was a daughter of the late Richard and Susanna (Adams) Wilson. She was a member of Woodland United Methodist Church and the WSCS. Surviving arc her husband, Peter L. Ziler; five sons, Howard and Milburn Ziler, Potomac Park; Richard Ziler, Lonaconing, and Petie and Craig Ziler, at home; four daughters, Mrs. Richard Bane, Potomac Park, Mrs. Harry Haberlein, Eckhart, Pa.; Mrs. Michael Miller, Rawlings, and Patty Ziler, at home; four sisters, Mrs. Thomas Miller and Mrs. William Morgan, Carlos; Mrs. John Shupe, Cresaptown, and Mrs. James Ziler National; two brothers, Richard Wilson, Potomac Park, and George Wilson, Carlos, and 19 grandchildren. The body is at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p. m. and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Services will be conducted in the funeral home Wednesday at 1 p. m. by Rev. Blaine Rinker. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park.
The Cumberland Evening Times, August 14, 1972
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 14, 2012


ZIMMERLA, Mrs. Florence

Cumberland - Mrs Florence Zimmerla, formerly a teacher in the Allegany county public schools, died at Oldtown from tuberculosis, aged 38 years. Her husband, Edward Zimmerla, of North Branch, died from the same disease several years ago.
Keyser Tribune, February 21, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 25, 2010


ZIMMERMAN, Benjamin F.

He was born in Yellow Creek March 23, 1888, a son of George and Mary (Bowers) Zimmerman. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Grace Carpenter Zimmerman, whom he married in Bedford, and these children: Donald, of Yellow Creek; Raymond, of Bedford; Charlotte of Pittsburgh, and Leon of the United States Army. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Edgar Smouse of California, and Mary of Middletown, N. Y.,  and five brothers, Harrison, James and Robert, all of Yellow Creek, John of Tatesville, and Charles of California. Mr. Zimmerman was a member of the First Brethren Church at Yellow Creek.
Obituary, Spielman Collection, Bedford Co, PA [Blair Co Genealogical Society collection] Z:4790; 30 January 1951, Altoona Mirror (PA.)
(Courtesy of Ellen Copper)
Posted January 10, 2011

ZIMMERMAN, Charles G. 

Mr. Chas. G. Zimmerman No More.
Mr. Charles G. Zimmerman, an aged and respected German citizen of  this city, died at his late residence on Wallace street, of old age.  The deceased was well known in this city and county and his many  friends will be grieved  to learn of his death. The funeral will take  place tomorrow (Thursday) morning at 9 o'clock from SS. Peter and  Paul's church, where services will be conducted over the remains. The  interment will be made in SS. Peter and Paul's cemetery.
Source: The Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; January 17, 1894;  page 1.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted June 14, 2013



Funeral services were scheduled for Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Masood Funeral Chapel, Saxton, with Elder Wilbur Atwood officiating. Burial was in the Reformed Cemetery, Yellow Creek. He was born Nov. 26, 1874 at Yellow Creek, a son of George and Mary Bowers Zimmerman, and married Ellie Shuke who preceded him in death. Mr. Zimmerman was employed during most of his life as a farmer and coal miner. He was a charter member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Six Mile Run. Surviving are seven children, Mrs. Clair Penrod and Mrs. George Stough, north of Lansing, Mich.; Brooke of Flint, Mich.; Mrs. Shauf of Hopewell RD, Mrs. Joseph Mangano of Monaca, Pa; Jack of Williamston, Mich., and Mrs. Hilda Stevenson of Laurel, Md.; 23 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, and a brother and sister, John 85 of Everett RD 2 and Miss Mary of Middletown, N.Y.
Obituary, Spielman Collection, Bedford Co, PA, Z:4791; 26 December 1969; Huntington  (PA.)Daily News
(Courtesy of Ellen Copper)
Posted January 10, 2011



ZIMMERMAN, Mrs. Elsie V. Fluke

Mrs. Elsie V. Zimmerman of Hopewell RD died Sunday, July 30, 1967 at 7:15 p.m. in Bedford County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held yesterday at the Masood Funeral Chapel, Saxton, by the Rev. Homer Lingenfelter. Burial was in the Reformed Cemetery, Yellow Creek. She was born in Hopewell Township April 5, 1888, a daughter of James E. and Christie (Zook) Fluke, and married Robert R. Zimmerman March 23, 1905. She was a member of Grace Brethren Church, Everett. Surviving are her husband, six children, Mrs. Hugh Koontz of Woodbury, Mrs. Ray Eller of Hopewell RD, Mrs. Max Fluke of Warsaw, Ind., Millard of Everet Star Rt., George V. of Orlando, Fla., and Warren of Edwardsville, Ill.; 22 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Two sons, Dale and Elwood, and a daughter, Mrs. Romaine Weimert, preceded her in death.
Obituary, Spielman Collection, Bedford Co, PA Z:4792; 1 August 1967, Altoona (PA.) Mirror
(Courtesy of Ellen Copper)
Posted January 10, 2011



George Zimmerman, a prominent farmer of Hopewell township died at his home last Thursday evenin gat[sic] 9 o'clock, death being due to a complication of diseases. He lived in Hopewell township all his life. His wife and ten children survive: Samuel of Hopewell township, Harrison of Yellow Creek, Charles, of Saxton Route 1, James of Yellow Creek, Mrs. E. M. Smouse of Martinsburg, Mary of Massachusetts, Verna at home, Robert of Yellow Creek, Frank of Saxton and John M., Superintendent of the Everett Public Schools. He was 76 years, 4 months and 6 days old. Mr. Zimmerman served Bedford County in the capacity of County Commissioner for two terms 1909 - 1912 and from 1912 - 1915. He served with Baltzer Snyder and George H. Appleman the first term, the second term he served with David F. Hengst and C. W. Blackburn. The funeral was conducted at the Yellow Creek Church on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Bedford Gazette [Bedford, Pennsylvania] 19 October 1923
(Courtesy of Ellen Copper)
Posted January 10, 2011


 ZIMMERMAN, Harrison

Harrison Zimmerman, Yellow Creek resident, died at his late home, Wednesday, April 16, following a lenghty illness. Mr. Zimmerman was a retired farmer. [1952 written in] Born March 10, 1872, at Yellow Creek, he was the son of George H. and Mary Bowers Zimmerman. On February 22, 1900, he was married to Hallie Clapper, who preceded him in death on May 20, 1951. He was a member of the Yellow Creek Brethren church. The following children survive: James F. Steele, Woodbury; Hubert A. Zimmerman, Roaring Spring; Virgil R. Zimmerman, Yellow Creek, and Priscilla L. Zimmerman, Yellow Creek. Fourteen grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Madge Smouse, Costa Nesa,[sic] Calif., and Miss Mary Zimmerman, Middletown, N. Y., also survive. Also four brothers, Charles H., James W., and Robert R. all of hopewell, and John M., Everett R.D. Funeral services: Saturday at 3 p.m. at th eyellow Creek Brethren church, with the Rev. Sheldon Snyder, officiating, and Rev. Steinberger will assist. Burial in the Steele cemetery, yellow Creek.
Obituary, Spielman Collection, Bedford Co, PA, Z-4793; 17 April 1952, Daily Bedfore (PA.) Gazette
(Courtesy of Ellen Copper)
Posted January 10, 2011


James H. Zimmerman of Hopewell Twp. died at his home May 6, 1964. He had been in failing health for the past year. He was born Dec. 29, 1876, in Hopewell Twp., a son of George H. and Mary (Bowers) Zimmerman. he was married to the former Anna E. Price Oct. 2, 1902, in Bedford. His wife survives, along with three children, Mrs. Evelyn Maguire of Harrisburg, Miss Phyllis Zimmerman, Washington, DC, and Clifford. Hopewell Rt. 1; five grandchildren; three brothers, Charles of Hopewell, John M. of Everett and robert R., Hopewell, and a sister, Miss Mary ZImmerman, Middletown, N.Y. He was a member of the Brethren Church, and was a retired farmer. Funeral services today, 2 p.m., Masood Funeral Chapel, Saxton, Rev. Joseph H. Clapper officiating, with interment in Reformed Ceemtery, Yellow Creek. Friends are being received at the funeral home.
Spielman Collection, Bedford Co, PA, Z:4794
(Courtesy of Ellen Copper)
Posted January 10, 2011



ZIMMERMAN, John Martin 

John Martin Zimmerman, 91, of R. D. 2, Everett, died Sunday, January 18, 1976, in Memorial Hospital of Bedford county. He was born in Hopewell Township, March 31, 1884, a son of the late George and Mary (Bowers) Zimmerman. On Dec 27, 1910, he was married to Laura (Border) Zimmerman who survives along with one son, Bruce H. Zimmerman, of R. D. 2, Everett; two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three sisters and eight brothers. Mr. Zimmerman was a member of the Everett Church of the Brethren and a 50-year member of the Everett Masonic Fraternity, No. 524. He was a graduate of Millersville Normal School and Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, where he received a BA degree in 1918. He began teaching in the Broad top and Hopewell Township schools in 1902. He was principal of the Everett Area School System from 1918 - 1925. He also served as principal in the Hopewell, New Paris, and Pleasantville schools in the years 1925-1934. In 1938 he began working for the Pennsylvania Department of Public Assistance as a caseworker and later became supervisor, retiring in March of 1970. Funeral services: Tuesday, January 20 at 2 p.m. in the Robert H. Chamberlain Funeral Home, Everett, with Roy Philip Bradley, officiating. Burial in the Bethel Cemetery, Tatesville.
Spielman Collection, Bedford Co, PA, Z:4795; 19 January 1982, Bedford (PA.) Gazette
(Courtesy of Ellen Copper)
Posted January 10, 2011


ZIMMERMAN, Mrs Lois Shultz

Zimmerman, Lois S. on November 25, 1993 mother of Russell R. and David E.; sister of Helen S. Cobaugh of Mt. Lebanon, and C. Richard Schultz of Fort Meyers, FL; also four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Friends received at the Rowland . Cooke Funeral Home, 210 East End Ave. Sun. 12-2 & 7-9. Funeral service on Mon 11 a.m. Mifflin Avenue Methodist Church. Contributions may be made to Mifflin Avenue Methodist Church Memorial Fund
25 November 1993; no source noted
FindAGrave Memorial #96770454
(Courtesy of Gene Brierly/transcribed by Genie)
Posted May 26, 2017

ZIMMERMAN, Mabel Wagoner

LAVALE — Mabel (Wagoner) Zimmerman, 95, of 1136 Braddock Road, LaVale, passed away on Monday, Oct. 27, 2003, at Sacred Heart Hospital. Born Jan. 29, 1908, in Springfield, W.Va., she was the daughter of the late Harry Leondas Wagoner and Ella Louise (Spencer) Wagoner. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Irvin M. Zimmerman; and two sisters, Eva Wagoner Gower and Elsie Wagoner Allen. She is survived by one niece, Dolores L. Sampson and husband William, Fort Ashby, W.Va.; and three nephews, Stanley H.J. Gower and wife Janet, Springfield, Bruce I. Gower and wife June, Summersville, W.Va., and Phillip N. Gower and wife Rita, Bunker Hill, W.Va. A private service will be held at Restlawn Memorial Gardens. The Upchurch Funeral Home, P.A., Cumberland, is in charge of the arrangements.
Cumberland Times-News, Wednesday, October 29, 2003
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 21, 2010



ZIMMERMAN, Mrs. Mary Louise Bowers

Mrs. Mary Louise Zimmerman of Hopewell township, died April 6, 1931. She was born October 20, 1848, the daughter of Eliza Atkinson Bowers and George Bowers. She was the widow of George H. Zimmers. [?] Surviving are the following children: Samuel and Charles of Hopewell, James H., Harrison and Robert R. of Yellow Creek, Mrs. E. M. Smouse of Waynesburg, Mary M. of Amherst, Massachusetts, Laverna M. at home, John M. of Everett, and B. Frank of Martinsburg. She is also survived by one brother, Albert Bowers of Pittsburgh, and one sister, Mrs. Eli Fluke of Harrisburg. Mrs. Zimmerman was a member of the Brethren Church. The funeral took place at the Reformed Church at Yellow Creek on Wednesday, with interment in the adjoining Church cemetery.
Bedford Gazette, 10 April 1931 ~ Genie
Posted January 7, 2011


 ZIMMERMAN, Millard E.

Millard E. Zimmerman, 76, of Star Route 4, Everett; died Sunday, June 20, 1982, in Donahoe Manor Nursing Home, Bedford. He was born in Hopewell Townsihp, May 26, 1906, a son of the late Robert R. and Elsie (Fluke) Zimmerman. He was married to Oleta M. Hook who survives along with the following children: Marcus W., married to Angela Davis, of Orange, Texas; Gail L., wife of Robert Alewine, of Chesapeake, Va.; and Robert E., married to Jeannie Mills, and Richard A., married to Annabelle Hedrick, both of Star Route, Everett. Eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren also survive along with the following brothers and sisters, George, married to Dolly Whysong, of Orlando Fla.; Warren, married to Helen Sparks, of Edwardsville, Ill.; Mrs. Helen Koontz, of Woodbury; Vivian, wife of Ray Eller, of Hopewell; and Mary Ellen, wife of Max Fluke, of Alaska. Six brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Mr. Zimmerman was of the Grace Brethren faith, member of the Chaneysville volunteer Fire Company, and the PSEA. He attained his college credits from Millersville, Shippensburg, and Penn State, and was a school teacher for 40 years, having taught in Hopewell, Broat Top, East and West Providence Township, and for 13 years was head teacher at Chaneysville Elementary School, retiring in May 1968. Funeral services: Wednesday, June 23, at 2 p.m. at the Robert H. Chamberlain Funeral Home in Everett, with Rev. Charles Perrin and Rev. Homer Lingenfelter officiating. Burial in Fairview Cemetery.
Spielman Collection, Bedford Co, PA Z:4797; 22 June 1982, Bedford (PA.) Gazette
(Courtesy of Ellen Copper)
Posted January 10, 2011



Robert R. Zimmerman, 82, of Hopewell Township, Bedford County, died at 9 a.m. Monday, May 19, 1969, at his home. Funeral services are being held at 2 p.m. today at the Masood Funeral Chapel, Saxton, by the Rev. Robert Sunderland. Burial will be in Yellow Creek Reformed Cemetery. He was born in Hopewell Township, Oct. 17, 1886, a son of George and Mary (Bowers) Zimmerman, and married Elsie B. Fluke, who preceded him in death. Mr. Zimmerman taught school in Bedford County for 24 years and was a carpenter by trade. He was a member of the Yellow Creek Church of the Brethren. Surviving are six children, Mrs. Hugh Koontz of Woodbury, Millard of Everett RD, George of Orlando, Fla., Mrs. Ray Eller of Hopewell RD, Warren of Edwardsville, Ill., and Mrs. Max Fluke of Warsaw, Ind.; 22 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren, and two brothers and a sister, Charles of Hopewell RD 1, Mary of Middletown, N.Y., and John of Everett RD 2.
Spielman Collection, Bedford Co, PA Z:4798 Robert R. Zimmerman
(Courtesy of Ellen Copper)
Posted January 10, 2011

ZIMMERMAN, Samuel Edmund

Samuel E. Zimmerman, Sr. died Sunday, Dec 23 at 1:30 a.m. at his home in Hopewell. He was born October 12, 1869 in Yellow Creek, Pa., a son of George and Mary (Bowers) Zimmerman, now deceased. He was united in marriage in 1897 with Virginia Cogan, who died in 1904. He was later united in marriage with Gladys Miller on Feb. 21, 1912, who survives with the following children: Samuel Jr., Hopewell, Pa.; John F., Syracuse, N. Y.; Mrs. Elizabeth Watson, Hopewell, Pa.; Mrs. Isabel Truax, Eddystone, Pa.; George C., Hopewell, Pa.; Anna May, Everett; James H., Janet L., Joyce and Richard W., all of Hopewell. Four grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters survive: Harrison Zimmerman and James Zimmerman, Yellow Creek; John Zimmerman, Everett; Charles ZImmerman, Hopewell; Benjamin F. Zimmerman, Roaring Spring; Robert Zimmerman, Hopewell; Mrs. Edgar Smouse, Costa Mesa, Calif.; Laverna and Mary Zimmerman, of Middletonw, N. Y. FUneral services were conducted at the home on Wednesday, Dec. 26 at 2 o'clock and interment was in the Steele Cemetery at Yellow Creek.
Everett Press [PA] Fri 28 Dec 1945 p 5 col 1
(Courtesy of Ellen Copper)
Posted January 10, 2011

ZIMMERMAN, Samuel Edmund

He was born in Hopewell Township, on October 12, 1869, the son of George and Mary (Bowers) Zimmerman. He was twice married. His first wife, Virginia Cogan Zimmerman, preceded him in death. His second wife, Mrs. Gladys Miller Zimmerman survives. Also surviving are these sons and daughters: Samuel E. Zimmerman, Jr., Mrs. John Watson, Hopewell; James Zimmerman, Hopewell; Mrs. Clyde Truax, Eddystone; John T. Zimmerman, Syracuse, N. Y.; George C. Zimmerman, Hopewell; Miss Anna May Zimmerman, Everett; Janet, Johyce, and Richard Zimmerman, al at home. The following brothers and sisters survive: Harrison Zimmerman, Hopewell R. D.; Charles Zimmerman, Hopewell R. D.; James Zimmerman, Hopewell; John Zimmerman, Everett; Frank Zimmerman, Roaring Spring; Robert Zimmerman, Hopewell; Mrs. Edward Smouse, California; Miss Mary Zimmerman and Miss Laverne Zimmerman, both of Middletown, N. Y. The funeral services were held at the late residence in Hopewell at two o'clock Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. Mckinley Kepler officiating. Interment was made in Steele Cemetery at Yellow Creek by Huff's funeral service.
Bedford Gazette, Friday, 28 December 1945, page 2
(Courtesy of Ellen Copper)
Posted January 10, 2011




ZINK, Frederick

FUNERAL OF FREDERICK ZINK - age 71 years of age, who died at his home, 209 South Lee street, yesterday afternoon, will be at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon from the home.  Rev. H. Hall Sharp, pastor of St. Lukes Lutheran Church will officiate.  Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times Saturday page 7 January 30, 1926
(Courtesy of Ruth Sprowls)
Posted May 23, 2010

ZINK, James

James G. (Buzz) Zink, 55, of 202 Baltimore Avenue, died today in Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient three weeks. Born in Cumberland, he was a son of Mrs. Mary (McKenzie) Zink and the later (sic)  Grover C. Zink. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and a veteran of World War II. Mr. Zink was for many years one of the best drummers in local dance bands. In addition to his mother he is survived by one son. The body is at the Silcox Funeral Residence where friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow. A requiem mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Thursday in St. Patrick's Church, with interment in Sunset Memorial Park. The rosary will be recited in the funeral home at 8 p.m. tomorrow.
(hand dated April 11, 1967, but no source listed) Note on back: born 7 July 1911; died 11 April 1967

(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 20, 2013


ZINK, Mrs. Mary Estella McKenzie

Mrs. Mary Estella Zink, 81, formerly of 619 North Mechanic Street, died yesterday. A native of Cumberland, she was a daughter of the late James and Sarah (McKenzie) McKenzie, and was the last surviving member of her family. Her husband, Grover C. Zink, died in 1966. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and the sodality. The body is at the Silcox Funeral Residence, where friends will be received from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. The rosary will be recited there tomorrow at 8:30 p.m. Requiem mass will be celebrated Monday at 9 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park.
The Cumberland News, November 4, 1967
(Note: born 14 March 1886; died 3 November 1967)
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 20, 2013

ZINN, John

MEYERSDALE, Nov. 19 — John Zinn, 62 years old, of this city, was found dead in his automobile in his garage on Tuesday morning, death being attributed to apoplexy, although an inquest was to be conducted late today by Dr. Kimmel, Somerset county coroner, in an effort to determine whether carbon monoxide might have been the cause. The body of Mr. Zinn was found by his wife, who became alarmed after her husband had failed to return home after stating that he was going to the garage Monday night to work on the car. Mrs. Zinn found the garage doors open and the lights of the car still burning and then discovered her husband's lifeless form on the front seat of the machine. His face was badly swollen which was thought to be an indication that he had died from a stroke of apoplexy. Mr. Zinn was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Zinn and was born in Mt. Savage, Md. He came to Meyersdale with his parents when two years old and had resided here practically all his life. He taught school when a young man and was employed by the B. & O. railroad in a clerical position for several years. For seven years he had charge of a store for the Quemahoning Coal Company at Stoyestown. For the last two years Mr. Zinn and his wife had made their home with the latter's mother, Mrs. Henry Khus, North Street. The deceased leaves his widow and two sisters, Mrs. Frank Woy, of Somerset, and Mrs. Emma Ridinger of Pittsburg. The funeral will be held Thursday at 4 o'clock with services at the late residence, in charge of Rev. J. Luther Frantz, pastor of the local Lutheran Church. Interment will be in Union cemetery.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, November 19, 1930
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 28, 2012


ZINN, Mrs. Lillie Werner

MEYERSDALE, Pa. - Mrs. Lillie Zinn, 80, died yesterday at her home, RD 2, Meyersdale. A lifelong resident of Meyersdale, she was a daughter of the late Conrad and Elizabeth (Smith) Werner and was the widow of Milton Zinn. She is survived by five children, Mrs.Viola Robertson and William W. Zinn, both of RD 2, Meyersdale; Mrs. Harry Robertson, Boynton; Mrs. Harold Deen, Dundalk, Md., and Mrs. John Nicholson, Springdale; a brother, George Werner, of here; a sister, Mrs. Samuel Pritts, Garrett; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Price Funeral Home where a service will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p. m. Rev. L. Collins Defibaugh will officiate and burial will be in Meyersdale Reformed Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 21, 1958
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 26, 2011


ZIRKLE, Edgar L.

HARRISONBURG VA -  Lockjaw brought on by a splinter in his hand caused the death Saturday night of Edgar L. Zirkle, 55 years old, a merchant, at New Market, Shenandoah county. Recently, Mr. Zirkle was fishing in the county, and while handling the fishing pole ran a big splinter into his hand. From this injury, tetanus developed, proving fatal. Mr. Zirkle was widely known as a collector of war relics. He is survived by his widow, who was Miss Larrick of Middletown, Frederick Co., and four children, Mrs. Irdine Lincoln of Pittsburg; John, Larrick, and Robert.
Keyser Tribune, about November 5, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 8, 2010

ZIRKLE, Edgar L.

New Market Va, Nov 5 -
Edgar Zirkle, aged 55, a prominent merchant and telephone manager of New Market, Va., while fishing ran a splinter in his hand which resulted in lockjaw and death. Mr. Zirkle weighed 300 pounds. Many knew him as a famous collector of war relics, which he recently sold for $1,000. His funeral took place today at 10 o'clock from the Lutheran Church of which he was a prominent member.

Keyser Tribune, November 12, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 8, 2010


ZIRKLE, Mrs. Etta Hart

Little Orleans - Mrs. Etta Zirkle, 68, wife of Miller E. Zirkle, died yesterday in Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland. Born at Big Pool, she was a daughter of the late William E. and Annie E. (French) Hart.  Mrs. Zirkle was a member of Orchard Ridge Church of God. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Anna F. Benfield, Big Pool, and Mrs. Lorraine McCusker, Little Orleans;; a son Wayne Zirkle, Amaranth, Pa.; five sisters, Mrs. Bessie Turner, Mrs. Elsie Heiston and Mrs. Kathryn Reed, all of Big Pool; Mrs. Carrier Moore, Hedgesville, W.  Va. and Mrs. Mamie Weller, Hancock; 16 granchildren and six great-grandchildren. Services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at Orchard Ridge Church of God by Rev. Coy Foor and Rev. William Murray.  Burial will be in Parkhead EUB Cemetery
Cumberland Times - News, Cumberland, Allegany Co., MD.; 23 October 1963
Posted January 7, 2011



ZOLLNER, Stanford W. 

Stanford "Stan" W. Zollner, 84, LaVale, died Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center. Born Aug. 6, 1926, in Cumberland, he was a son of the late James Zollner and Gladys (Rinker) Appel. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Lois May (Hager) Zollner; three brothers, Harry Appel, Joey Appel, and Edgar Zollner; and two sisters, Elizabeth Robinette and Gladys Jean Appel. Stan was a 1945 graduate of Fort Hill High School. While in high school, he worked at the B&O Railroad and delivered groceries. He began his automotive career at Streets Auto Body, which was later A&B Auto Body. Stan decided to go into business for himself. He owned and operated Stan’s Auto Body for 30 years. The business is still being operated today by his son, Chris. Stan was a 50-year member of Potomac Lodge #100, AF&AM; Salem Chapter #18, RAM; Antioch Commandery #6, Knights Templar; Ali Ghan Shrine, where he was a member and past president of the Motor Corps Unit; Cumberland Court #117, ROJ; and Algonquin Forest #140, Tall Cedars of Lebanon. He belonged to St. John's Lutheran Church and was a volunteer at the Interfaith Community Pantry. He is survived by his wife, Martha Lee Zollner; two children, Michelle Zollner Bartholomew and husband James, Cumberland, and S. Christopher Zollner, and wife Erna, Keyser, W.Va.; two stepsons, Robert J. Martin Jr., and wife Bonnie, Cumberland, and Larry R. Martin, and wife Peggy, Columbus, Ohio; two brothers, Paul Appel and Robert Appel, both of Cumberland; six sisters, Nancy Musgrove, Gaithersburg, Margie Humbertson, Cumberland, Carolyn Wyer, Moorefield, W.Va., Patricia Clark, Cumberland, Sandra Brooks, Dundalk, and Vera Diehl, Atlanta, Ga.; grandchildren Shane Zollner, Leslie Wigfield and husband Ryan, Michael Bartholomew, Stacey Becker, Brian Martin, Tiffany Knaul, Jennifer Martin, and Jaime Waterfield; great-grandchildren Ryder Wigfield, Emily and Carter Knaul, Grace and Cooper Martin, Davis and Austin Waterfield, and Andrew Becker; sisters-in-law Mary Dormio and Rosemarie Layman; brother-in-law James Hager; and several nieces and nephews. Friends were received at Upchurch Funeral Home, Cumberland, where officers and members of Potomac Lodge #100, AF&AM conducted a memorial service. A funeral service was conducted at St. John's Lutheran Church, Cumberland, today, Thursday, Oct. 7, with the Rev. Charles Erzkus officiating. Interment was held in Rose Hill Cemetery. Loving family and friends served as active and honorary pallbearers. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, 406 Arch Street, Cumberland, MD 21502; Interfaith Community Pantry, 301 Cumberland Street, Cumberland, MD 21502; or the Shiners’ Hospitals for Children, c/o Ali Ghan Shrine, P.O. Box 1416, Cumberland, MD 21501-1416.
Online condolences may be made to the family at
Republican Newspaper, Oakland, Garrett Co, MD; Oct 7, 2010
(Courtesy of Mary Teets)
Posted November 21, 2010



ZOOK, Mrs. Arlene Brenneman

GREENWOOD, DE - Arlene Zook passed away on July 13, 2012. She was the daughter of the late Earnest and Amelia Brenneman. Mrs Zook was a school bus driver for 21 years with Annette Bus Service for Milford and Woodbridge School Districts. She was also a charter bus driver for Bowmanm, Mills and Jorlin. Mrs. Zook was a member of the Tressler Mennonite Church as well as the Ladies Auxiliary of Farmington Fire Co. She is survived by her sons, Elwood Zook (Deborah) of Clayton and R. Wayne Zook (Sheila) of Greenwood; daughters, Ruby F. Cahall of Greenwood, Doris E. Davis of Frederica and Donna Rash (Don) of Laurel; brothers, Allen Brenneman of Accident, Md., Elmer Brenneman of Eurica Mont., and Jr Brenneman of Grantsville, Md.; sisters, Mirian Brenneman of Accident, Md., and Lois Brenneman of Grantsville, Md.; grandchildren, Carla, DeAnna, Brad, Jason, Allison, Tracy, Brian, Melissa, Chris, April, Amy, Dustin, Cynthia, Krystal and Brandon; and 28 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 59 years, Noah Zook; brothers, Alvin Brenneman, Sam Brenneman, Carl Brenneman, and Bud Brenneman; sisters, Olive Puffinburg Ruth Headings, Rhoda Miller, Leona Beitzel. Service will be held Friday, July 20, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with visitation at 1:00 p.m. at the Tressler Mennonite Church, Greenwood, Del. another visitation on Thursday, July 19, 2012, from 6 - 8 p.m. at Greenwood Mennonite School. Interment will be in Tressler Mennonite Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Delaware Hospice, 911 S. DuPont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901. Arrangements are by the Melvin Funeral Home, visit our website at www.melvinfuneralhome.com for further information, leave a letter of condolence, or to send flowers.
Published in NewsZapDE on July 17, 2012
(Courtesy of Lois Hopkins)
Posted July 20, 2012

ZOOK, Mrs. Fannie M. Bender
GRANTSVILLE — Fannie M. Zook, 92, of Grantsville, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, at her home. Born Nov. 16, 1917, in Niverton, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Christian W. and Ida (Hershberger) Bender. She was also preceded in death by two husbands, Floyd J. Miller and Paul P. Zook; three stepchildren, Iva Doyle, Ivan and Jacob Miller; four brothers, Floyd, Lewis, Omar and Harvey Bender; four sisters, Lena Yoder, Myra Maust, Verda Beachy and Della Miller and two stepgrandchildren. In her youth, Fannie accepted Christ as her Savior and was baptized. She was a member of Maple Glen Mennonite Church. Fannie was a self-employed baker, operating the Miller Bakery from 1955-2000. Over a period of 31 summers, she and her family hosted more than 50 different fresh air children from New York City. Surviving are six daughters, Ida Marie Miller, of Dryden, Ontario, Canada, Mrs. Loretta (David) Burkey, of Friend, Neb., Mrs. Rhoda (Ralph) Keefer, of Oakland, Mrs. Alice (Bernard) Orendorf, of Accident, Mrs. Gertrude (David) Slabach, of Alton, Va., and Rachel Miller, of Grantsville; six stepchildren, Daniel (Grace) Miller, of Meyersdale, Pa., Barbara Miller, of Greenwood, Del., Lewis (Eva) Miller, of Accident, Katharine Miller, Allen (Linda) Miller and Fannie Miriam Miller, all of Grantsville; 21 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 22 stepgrandchildren; 52 stepgreat-grandchildren and 6 stepgreat -great -grandchildren. She is also survived by Paul Zook’s family of 8 children, 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 179 Miller St., Grantsville on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted on Monday at 2 p.m. in the Maple Glen Mennonite Church with Pastor Philip Moser and Pastor Dave Burkey officiating. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the services. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Hospice of Garrett County, P.O. Box 271, Oakland, MD 21550 or Northern Youth Ministries, Site 1, Box 1, Rt. 3, Dryden, ON P8N3G2. 
January 09, 2010, Cumberland Times-News
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

Posted February 7, 2013



Mr W. J. Zorn died on Friday at the home of his son in-law. John O’Baker at Narrows Park, aged 74 years. The deceased was born at Martinsburg, W. Va., and at one time was engaged in the tanning business at Hedgesville. He later engaged as a farmer in VVest Virginia and at McKeesport. For the past nine years he made his home with Mr. O'Baker.  He leaves one son, John of Ohio, two daughters, Mrs John O'Baker of Cumberland; Mrs Henry Clusterman of Eckhart; one brother, Joseph, of Nebraska and one sister, Mrs Henry Hull of Hedgesville, W Va.  The funeral took place from SS Peter and Paul's church on Monday at 9 a.m.
Cumberland Alleganian; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, May 29, 1902 - pg 8, col 6
Find A Grave Memorial# 154006961
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted October 22, 2015


ZUFALL, Daisy D. Shumaker

Daisy D. Zufall, 94, of Penn Hills, formerly of Harnedsville, died Thursday, Aug. 9 at Penn Hills. Born March 6, 1879 at Glencoe, daughter of John and Sarah Meyers Shumaker, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ina Russ of Penn Hills and Mrs. Owen Clink of Rockwood; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. She was postmistress of Harnedsville for many years.
Clipping dated 1973
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 15, 2010

ZURBUCH, Albert Leo

Albert Leo Zurbuch – Albert Leo Zurbuch, 60, of 42 Bluestone Avenue, Akron, died Wednesday in Akron.  Mr. Zurbuch was married to the former Viola McKenzie, of Pocahontas, Pa. Mr. Zurbuch is survived by three children, James, Kenneth and Mary, all of Akron; seven grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.  Services and burial will be held tomorrow in Akron. 
Cumberland Evening Times, Friday, January 27, 1967
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 15, 2015

ZURBACH, Mrs. Viola McKenzie
Viola Zurbach, 79, died July 22, 1980, in Akron. Ohio. She was the daughter of the late James McKenzie and Rebecca (Bolden) McKenzie of Pocahontas. Her husband, Leo Zurbach, preceded her in death. She is survived by two sons, James Zurbach and Kenneth Zurbach, both of Akron; a daughter, Mary, Venice, Fla., a sister, Mrs. Mary Blank, Mt. Savage, Md.; a brother, James McKenzie, Akron, Ohio; and a number of nieces and nephews in the Maryland area. Services and interment will be in Akron, Ohio.
The Republic, Meyersdale, July 31, 1980; also published in the Cumberland Evening Times, July 22, 1980
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 23, 2013


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