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Sophia Ulmer Bidelspacher
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Gazette & Bulletin, date unknown, [Submitted by Marlyn Stone]
Mrs. Sophia Ulmer Bidelspacher, 81, last member of the historical Dunkard Church, of Blooming grove, died yesterday at the Williamsport Hospital. Death followed an illness of several weeks. Mrs. Bidelspacher was the mother of Charles F. Bidelspacher, former state assemblyman and now referee in bankruptcy, of 716 Market Street. She lived with a daughter, Mrs. Martha C. Edler, of 831 Market Street, but she had recently been visiting at the home of another daughter, Mrs. Christine Myers, of State College. Seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive. Mrs. Bidelspacher was the widow of Jacob Bidelspacher, prominent Hepburn Township farmer at the time of his death. Her own parents migrated from Germany to Blooming Grove in 1804. They joined other German-speaking settlers there in establishing the Dunkard congregation about 1828. In recent years worship services have not been held in the old-fashioned church, which is being preserved by descendants of the settlers as a shrine. Mrs. Bidelspacher is the last of its early members and she has been affiliated with the Hepburn Baptist Church since the Dunkard Church was closed. a prayer service will be held at 1:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Spitler funeral home, with further services at the Blooming Grove Dunkard Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The Rev. Maurice A. Levy, pastor of the First Baptist Church, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. W.C. Hanning, pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran. Friends may call at the funeral home between 7 and 9 o'clock tonight.
Blooming Grove Cemetery
Cogan Station
Lycoming County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: Miranda
Record added: Aug 21, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15455841


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