|Birth: ||Feb. 14, 1853|
|Death: ||Dec. 30, 1911|
St. Joseph County
Ananias Clime Witwer was co-author of the Witwer Geneaology [sic] of America, in which he gave a detailed account of his life.
South Bend Tribune, Jan. 1, 1912, p. 11:
"ANANIAS C. WITWER IS CALLED BY DEATH
Well-known Grocer Passes Away At His Home
WAS ILL SEVEN WEEKS
Ananias Clime Witwer, aged 58, of 215 South Cedar street, well known grocer, member of the Mishawaka Business Men's association, Odd Fellows, W. O. W. , First Christian Church and former president of the Grocer's & Butchers association, died at his home in this city at 11:25 o'clock Saturday night. He was ill seven weeks with diabetes.
He leaves his wife, one son, W. L. Witwer, of Canton, O; one daughter, Hazel Witwer, of Mishawaka; two brothers, Cyrus Witwer, of Ohio; John Witwer of Akron, O., and three sisters, Mrs. William Stover, Mrs. William Boston, of Greentown, O., and Mrs. Herman Graybill, of Aultman, O.
The funeral will be held from the First Christian Church, at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. O. E. Tomes officiating. Interment in the Mishawaka City cemetery.
Mr. Witwer was born Feb. 14, 1853, in Summit county, Ohio. He was married to his cousin, Mary Ann Witwer, March 28, 1872, in Wabash, Ind. For a time he engaged in farming but later moved to Lafayette. Ind. He learned the cooper trade in 1879 and later moved to Canton, O., where he was a mill wright and carpenter. The family moved to Mishawaka in 1897 but in 1903 moved to St. Louis where Mr. Witwer assisted in building the world's fair buildings. In 1904 they returned to Mishawaka and built a grocery store and home on Cedar street where Mr. Witwer passed away.
In 1909 Mr. Witwer compiled and published a complete genealogy of the Witwer family of America, and a brief history of Mishawaka, all making a book of 256 pages. In one place in the book Mr. Witwer said, "But of all the places I have ever lived there is none to come up to Mishawaka, Ind."
Mishawaka Enterprise, Mishawaka, Ind., Jan. 5, 1912, p. 1:
"The Mortuary Record
A. C. Witwer Passed Away
Ananias C. Witwer, a well known and prominent business man and citizen, passed away at his home, 315 South Cedar street, at 11:35 o'clock inst. Saturday night, after an illness of but brief duration, death being due to diabetes.
Mr. Witwer came to Mishawaka about 16 years ago and was for some time employed as a carpenter here. He followed the carpenter trade for a few years, after which he entered the employ of the Mishawaka Woolen Manufacturing company in the capacity of millwright. he followed this occupation for about four years and then opened a small grocery store on South Cedar street about eight years ago. He was an earnest booster for Mishawaka and her local and business interests. He was the first president of the grocers' and Butchers' association and was identified with the Business Men's association. He was a member of the Odd Fellows, Masonic and Woodmen of the World orders.
He leaves his wife, one son, W. L. Witwer, of Canton, Ohio, one daughter, Hazel Witwer, of Mishawaka; two brothers and three sisters.
Mr. Witwer was born February 14, 1853 in Summit county, Ohio. He was married to his cousin, Mary Ann Witwer, March 28, 1872, in Wabash, Ind. For a time he was engaged in farming, but later moved to La Fayette, Ind. He learned the cooper trade in 1879 and later moved to Canton, Ohio, where he was a millwright and a carpenter. The famioly moved to Mishawaka in 1897, but in 1903 moved to St. Louis where he assisted in building the world's fair buildings. In 1904 they returned to Mishawaka.
In 1909, Mr. Witwer compiled and published a complete genealogy of the Witwer family of America, and a brief history of Mishawaka, all making a book of 256 pages. In one place in the book Mr. Witwer said, "But of all the places I ever lived there is none to come up to Mishawaka., Ind. The funeral was held from the First Christian church under the auspices of Monitor losge No. 256, I. O. O. F., on Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. O. E. Tomes officiating."
Cyrus Witwer (1826 - 1871)
Lydia Clime Smith (1834 - 1896)
Mary Ann Witwer Witwer (1853 - 1935)
Derbey G. Witwer (1872 - 1875)*
William Lorenza Witwer (1874 - 1938)*
Charles Abraham Witwer (1875 - 1896)*
Anetta Emma Witwer Brockhaus (1884 - 1905)*
Lydia E Witwer (1887 - 1888)*
Hazel Elsie Witwer (1889 - 1974)*
Mishawaka City Cemetery
St. Joseph County
Plot: Section C, North, Row 5, Lot 660, Grave 3
Created by: Denise Witwer Lahr
Record added: Jan 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64684833