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Washington "Wash" Sheetz
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Birth: Jun. 15, 1846
Enterline
Dauphin County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 30, 1919
Enterline
Dauphin County
Pennsylvania, USA

"Washington Sheetz was a farmer, and BORN and raised on the Sheetz homestead, which was built by his father, William Sheetz, and located in Jefferson Twp., now Wayne Twp., Dauphin county, PA. He was reared on the farm, worked on the farm, and attended the common schools. In 1875 he married. At the death of his father, in the year 1879, he bought the homestead, which consisted of one hundred and thirty seven acres, of which he continued to cultivate. "Washington was a Democrat and member of Bowerman's St. Paul's Lutheran and Reformed Church." This information was found in the Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County, Pa., 1896, published by RUNK & COMPANY, pg. 1138. In 1903 Washington became a member of the building committee elected to construct a "new" church building on the site of the existing lutheran church in Enterline. This information came from a tribute program on the rededication of Bowerman's in 1956 which gave a brief summary of the early history of the church. From his obituary from an obscure newspaper clipping (no name) copied from the files of another "Sheetz researcher" the following information was noted: "Washington Sheetz, one of the best known residents of this section, died on Monday of last week at his home near Waynesville, after a long illness. He was aged 73 years and is survived by his wife and the following children: Mrs. Aaron M. Hoffman, Mrs. Fred Lebo and Charles Sheetz of Enterline; Mrs. Harry Fleager of Dauphin and Carrie, at home. He also leaves one brother, John Sheetz of Elizabethville, and two sisters, Mrs. Henry Welker and Mrs. Leonard Hawk of near Enterline. The funeral took place Thursday morning from Bowerman's church, the Rev. J.F. Stabley, pastor of the Fisherville Lutheran charge, officiating. Interment was made in the adjoing cemetery. This was dated July 7, 1919." Washington's grave lies next to his second wife, Agnes (Hoffman) Sheetz, who, coincidently was also a cousin to his first wife, Mary Ellen (Hoffman) Sheetz. Bio text by Great Granddaughter Deborah (Hoffman) Weiner. 
 
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 Parents:
  William J Sheetz (1805 - 1879)
  Barbara Zimmerman Sheetz (1811 - 1880)
 
 Spouses:
  Mary Ellen Hoffman Sheetz (1853 - 1883)
  Agnes R Hoffman Sheetz (1860 - 1931)
 
 Children:
  Sarah Ellen Sheetz Hoffman (1875 - 1950)*
  Carmie A Sheetz Fleager (1878 - 1928)*
  Charles Edgar Sheetz (1885 - 1970)*
  Mary Jane Sheetz Lebo (1888 - 1956)*
  Carrie Agnes Sheetz Warfel (1893 - 1946)*
 
 Siblings:
  Josiah Sheetz (1831 - 1907)*
  George A Sheetz (1832 - 1919)*
  Samuel B Sheetz (1836 - 1913)*
  Julia Ann Sheetz Hoffman (1839 - 1913)*
  Elizabeth Sheetz Welker (1841 - 1921)*
  John Sheetz (1842 - 1927)*
  Washington Sheetz (1846 - 1919)
  William J Sheetz (1847 - 1914)*
  Margaret Sheetz (1849 - 1865)*
  Catherine Emma Sheetz Hawk (1855 - 1933)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Pauls Lutheran Church Cemetery
Enterline
Dauphin County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Maintained by: Deborah (Hoffman) Weiner
Originally Created by: Grave Hunters
Record added: Feb 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66079913
Washington Wash Sheetz
Added by: Deborah (Hoffman) Weiner
 
Washington Wash Sheetz
Added by: Deborah (Hoffman) Weiner
 
Washington Wash Sheetz
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