|Birth: ||Jan. 9, 1840|
|Death: ||Mar. 27, 1923|
The Gettysburg Times March 27, 1923
J Adam Deardorff, well known resident of Cashtown and vicinity, and one of the pioneers the commercial apple industry in Adams County, died at his home in Cashtown this morning at 9:30, following a two year illness from the infirmities of old age. He was aged 83 years, 2 months and 18 days.
Mr. Deardorff was a son of the late John Deardorff and Mary Elizabeth Rebert. He was born and spent his entire life, until he gave up farming in 1905, on the Deardorff homestead, in Franklin township, near Cashtown, now known as Deardorff Brothers’ farm. The present owners are the fourth generation of Deardorff‘s, who have occupied the place which has been in the Deardorff name for 113 years.
Through the efforts of Mr. Deardorff, the orchard on the Deardorff Brothers’ farm was planted many years ago, when apple growing in Adams county was in it infancy. The first apples were sold commercially from the orchard in 1897 by Mr. Deardorff.
Mr. Deardorff’s wife died July 3, 1922. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Clarence Bream, Cashtown; four sons, Harry W and J Allen Deardorff, Cashtown; Curtis W, of Lansdale, this State, and Roy O, of Middletown, Ohio, and one brother, Alfred Deardorff, of Gettysburg.
Funeral services from his late home in Cashtown at 10:00 on Friday morning, conducted by the Rev. D T Koser, pastor at Flohr’s church, of which Mr. Deardorff was a life long member. Interment in the cemetery adjoining the church.
John Deardorff (1806 - 1885)
Mary Elizabeth Rebert Deardorff (1811 - 1874)
Catherine Elizabeth Trostle Deardorff (1852 - 1922)*
Virginia Mae Deardorff Brown (1872 - 1916)*
Clara Alberta Deardorff Bream (1874 - 1933)*
Harry William Deardorff (1876 - 1951)*
John Allen Deardorff (1880 - 1954)*
Flohrs Lutheran Church Cemetery
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Record added: Oct 24, 2002
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