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Benjamin Berlin
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Birth: Oct. 8, 1805
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Oct. 11, 1878
Fulton County
Indiana, USA

The Rochester Sentinel
Saturday, October 12, 1878

DIED. -On last Wednesday Benjamin BERLIN, father-in-law to Orlando SMITH of this place, went to his farm about a mile east of Akron, to do a little work by cold weather set in. While there he boarded with Eli ADAMSON who lived near the Berlin farm. Yesterday morning just before daylight Mr. Adamson heard Mr. Berlin breathing heavy and went to his room to ascertain the trouble which he found to be very serious. "Uncle Beny," as he was commonly called, was entirely unconscious of his condition, for he told Mr. Adamson all was right, and in a few moments breathed his last. It is reported that he has been troubled with the heart disease, which was probably the cause of his sudden demise. He was 73 years of age and had resided in this county about 40 years. He leaves three grown daughters and a son to mourn their loss. Mr. Berlin was a hard working honest farmer and good neighbor. His funeral will occur in this place tomorrow.

The Rochester Sentinel
Saturday, October 19, 1878

DIED. -The sudden death of Benjamin BERLIN, Esq., which occurred on his farm in Henry Township, on Friday morning, of last week, has not hitherto been mentioned in these columns. Mr. B. went to bed the night previous in good health, apparently; at 4 a.m. he was heard to groan as if in pain, but a visitor to his bedside was informed that nothing was the matter. Yet in a few moments he was discovered dead. Heart disease is supposed to have taken him off. He was 73 years of age, and had lived in this county since 1841. He leaves four children, among whom are Mrs. O. C. SMITH and Miss Jennie BERLIN, of this place.

Spy Reports
Friday, October 18, 1878

Died. - Benjamin BERLIN in Fulton county, Ind., of disease of the heart, October 11th, 1878, aged 73 years and 3 days.
The deceased was born in Westmoreland county, Pa., October 8th, 1805, and in his early boyhood with his parents removed to Stark county, Ohio, where on April 18th, 1837, he was united in marriage with Miss Rachael LICHTENWALTER, who survives him. The fruit of this marriage was four children, a son and three daughters. The son and one daughter have emigrated to the west and the remaining two daughters are well known in this community as Mrs. O. C. SMITH and Miss Jennie BERLIN.
In 1841 they removed to Fulton county, Ind., and purchased a farm one and a half miles east of Akron on the Manchester road on which they lived continuously for 36 years, until May 1877 when their house was destroyed by fire. Since this calamity they have lived in Rochester with their son-in-law, O. C. SMITH, Esq.
Twenty-seven years ago deceased with his wife was converted and united with the Evangelical church at Gilead, Ind., under the labors of Rev. Joseph FISHER...
On Wednesday last after dinner he went to visit the farm, leaving home in an unusually bright and cheerful spirit. His kind parting from those he loved best on earth was to be the last. He spent Thursday night at Mrs. ADAMSON's, a neighbor and retired after 10 o'clock, after a cheerful conversation with the family.
About 4 o'clock Friday morning one of the sons arising to build a fire in a room adjoining the bed room occupied by deceased heard him breathing very hard and going hurriedly to him aroused him and asked him if he was not breathing too hard, to which he answered, probably unconsciously, "No, I guess not." The young man raised him partially from his pillow and in a few seconds all was over. An old enemy--heart disease-- had triumphed.
The funeral services conducted at the residence of his son-in-law, on Sabbath 13th inst., by Rev. D. J. PONTIUS, assisted by Rev. N. L. LORD were largely attended... 
Family links: 
  Rachael Berlin (1815 - 1904)*
  Isaac Berlien (____ - 1917)*
  Susan S. Berlin Hendrickson (1840 - 1931)*
*Calculated relationship
father, d. Oct 11, 1878, ae 73y-3d
Rochester IOOF Cemetery
Fulton County
Indiana, USA
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Record added: Sep 27, 2009
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