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John Brenton Witwer
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Birth: Dec. 23, 1859
East Liberty
Summit County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jan. 14, 1951
Logansport
Cass County
Indiana, USA

South Bend Tribune, South Bend, Ind., Weds., Jan. 24, 1951 p. 10:
"John B. Witwer Dies in Hospital
John B. Witwer, 2804 Mishawaka avenue, one of the oldest residents of River Park, died at 2:40 a.m. today in a Logansport, Ind. hospital after a long illness. He was born in Summit county, Ohio, Dec. 23, 1859, and came here is 1861. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Witwer, pioneer residents of this community, who settled on a farm near Elkhart, Ind.

He was a graduate of the Indiana Normal college, Terre Haute, and after a few years taught school in St. Joseph county. A resident of the River Park area before it became a town, Mr. Witwer served on the River Park town board and was a member of the old River Park civic club. He was an active democrat and served as the first councilman from the Third district when South Bend was redistricted.

For years until 1939 Mr. Witwer was a jury commissioner in St. Joseph circuit court. Also he was a member of First Christian church, elder emeritus of the church and was a member of the Forum club of the church. He was a member of the Octogenarian club of South Bend.

On May 29, 1884, he married Mary E. Metzger, who survives. Also surviving are two children, Mrs. Alice Matthews and J. Roland Witwer, both of South Bend, and two great-grandchildren. Friend may call in the Hollis chapel after noon Thursday until funeral services there at 2 p. m. Saturday. Rev. Frank E. Davison, LL.D., pastor of First Christian church, will officiate. Burial will be in City cemetery, Mishawaka." 
 
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 Parents:
  Jonathan Witwer (1822 - 1905)
  Christena Hennich Witwer (1825 - 1902)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary E. Metzger Witwer (1865 - 1957)
 
 Children:
  Ellis N. Witwer (1886 - 1941)*
  Alice Witwer Matthews (1886 - 1978)*
  John Rolland Witwer (1889 - 1975)*
 
 Siblings:
  Phyanna Witwer Wenger (1845 - 1930)*
  Elizabeth Witwer Thornton (1848 - 1917)*
  Simon E. Witwer (1853 - 1950)*
  Margaret Witwer Kegerreis (1855 - 1945)*
  Joseph Witwer (1857 - 1881)*
  John Brenton Witwer (1859 - 1951)
  Sarah Witwer (1861 - 1861)*
  William Witwer (1862 - 1863)*
  Charles L. Witwer (1866 - 1944)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mishawaka City Cemetery
Mishawaka
St. Joseph County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Section C, North, Row 7, Lot 612, Grave 2
 
Created by: Denise Witwer Lahr
Record added: Jan 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64686101
John Brenton Witwer
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