William Henry Beidler was born in Juniata Co., Pa., March 2, 1841; died at the home of his daughter, Ida Kniss in Dakota, Ill., Nov. 27, 1929; aged 88 y. 8 m. 25 d. He was united in marriage to Phoebe Ann Warner Dec. 26, 1865. She was called hence by the death messenger on May 30, 1890. To this union thirteen children were born, eight of whom survive their aged father, viz, William Beidler, Mrs. Bert Snyder, Chas Beidler, Mrs. Samuel Kniss, Mrs. C. Mitchell, Mrs. William Myers, Mrs. William Kniss, and Wesley Beidler. Also thirty-five grandchildren and thirty-six great-grandchildren survive. One brother (Samuel) survives him. In 1876 Bro. Beidler with his family moved from Juanita Co., Pa., to Stephenson Co., Ill., where he had since resided. He has been a member of the Mennonite Church during the past 64 years, and was seldom absent from the church services when physically able to attend. He always seemed to be of good courage, ever looking on the bright side of things. Brief services were held at the Mennonite Church several miles distant. Bro. S. E. Graybill had charge of the services, being assisted by Bro. J. S. Shoemaker. Text, Psa. 116:15.
Gospel Herald - Volume XXII, Number 37 - December 12, 1929, pages 766, 767
Phebe Ann Warner Beidler (1845 - 1890)*
Susan P. Beidler (1869 - 1881)*
Alice Beidler Layman (1871 - 1895)*
Fannie Rosella Beidler Meyer (1881 - 1957)*
Pvt. Co. A. 1st Regt. Pa. Cav.
Freeport Mennonite Church Cemetery
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Record added: May 21, 2010
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