|Birth: ||Nov. 17, 1841, Germany|
|Death: ||Sep. 1, 1926|
William Simon, for many years an expert ironworker, died of infirmities Wednesday afternoon at the residence of his granddaughter, Mrs. Augustus Long, 312 North Fifth Street, aged 84 years. He enjoyed excellent health, considering his years, up to six months ago, when he showed a steady decline.
Deceased came to this country in 1859 from Prussia. He lived at Phoenixville for a time and became a resident of Reading in 1876. For many years he worked at the old Mellert Iron foundry and was one of the few artisans of his time in this section who understood the process of twisting iron into ropes and cables. He taught many apprentices in this locality. Deceased's wife, Isabella (Kennedy) proceeded him in death 14 years ago and Leonard Simon, a twin brother late of Morristown died 13 years ago. Beside Mrs. Long, his granddaughter, with whom he lived, he leaves a stepdaughter, Mrs. Agnes R. Gillis at home and a stepson John C. Kennedy, Illinois.
~~Reading Eagle, Reading, Pa 2 Sep 1926~~
NOTE: Immigrated to United States circa 1868 per 1870 census
Isabella Simon (1829 - 1910)
Charles Evans Cemetery
Plot: W Pt 38 Section F
Created by: judy carney peacock
Record added: Jun 12, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71215955