|Birth: ||Nov. 28, 1830|
|Death: ||Jun. 11, 1881|
Reading Eagle Obituary, Sunday, June 12, 1881, Front Page.
"Sudden Death of Mrs. D. N. Wentzel."
Stricken with Apoplexy Last Evening While Milking a Cow, and Died in Ten Minutes.
Mrs. Wentzel, wife of Daniel N. Wentzel, justice of the peace of Alsace township, residing on the north side of Perkiomen turnpike west of "Dengler's tavern," died suddenly about half past six o'clock last evening. She went to the stable of the hotel to show her daughter (who is employed in the family of Dallas Leinbach at the hotel) how to milk a cow, and while milking she suddenly became ill, gasped for breath, said she was suffocating and would die. She was immediately carried to the pump at the hotel, where she expired in about 10 minutes. Dr. J. S. Hinnershitz, who lives on the opposite side of the street, was called, but when he reached her she was unconscious and dying. Deceased was below the medium height, but quite stout. During the past four years she had frequent attach of heart disease, causing partial paralysis of the right side, sometimes for only 15 or 20 minutes and at other times for a longer period, but disabling her from work for several days. Yesterday afternoon she was apparently in good health, worked in the garden, and subsequently ironed clothing. Her husband, who is a pump maker by trade, left home Friday noon, to repair a pump at Spiece's(sic) church, and was still there when she died. Beyond the Ohlinger dam, while on his way home, he was informed of the sudden death of his wife.
Deceased was the mother of eight living children--Mary, wife of Henry Lorah, David, Jacob, Amos, Sarah, Edward, Reuben and Rose Wentzel. The youngest is about six years old. She was a daughter of Daniel Faust, of Alsace township, who died when she was six years old, and when she reached the age of 12 her mother died.
Daniel Nein Wentzel (1834 - 1887)*
Mary Ann Wentzel Lorah (1861 - 1939)*
Note: Sarah is the middle tombstone
Spies Zion Cemetery
Created by: Robert "Bob" Wentzel
Record added: Sep 07, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41659433