|Birth: ||Dec. 4, 1836, Germany|
|Death: ||Jun. 18, 1921|
After an illness of four months from a complication of diseases, Christopher Zuendel passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. B. J. Weller, at Starr, at eleven o'clock Saturday night. Thus is chronicled the passing of one of Forest county's oldest and highly respected citizens.
Christopher Zuendel was a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Adam Zuendel and was born in Hesse Kessel, Germany, Dec. 4, 1836. He came to this country with his parents when he was but four years of age, locating in Forest County, on German Hill, being among the pioneer settlers of that place who established a rich farming community in a hilly and unpromising section.
When the Civil war began Mr. Zuendel enlisted in the service of his country at Tionesta, on Aug 28, 1861. He was a member of Co. G, 83d Regt., and was wounded at Malvern Hill, and from there sent to the hospital, and being disabled he was honorably discharged from further service on Sept. 29, 1862. The deceased was a member of Capt Geo. Stow Post, No. 274 and held various county offices at different times. He was a liberal supporter of everything for the betterment of his community and of mankind.
On September 10, 1863, Mr. Zuendel was married to Miss Catherine Mealy of Clarion county, and the young couple began housekeeping at Nebraska. About one and one-half years later they moved onto a farm at Ross Run, where they resided continuously until April, 1913 when they removed to German Hill, Mrs. Zuendel departing this life Dec. 6, of the same year.
To Mr. and Mrs. Zuendel eleven children were born, six of whom, with 14 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren survive. The surviving children are as follows: Forest M. Meadville; Mrs. B. F. Winans, Jamestown, N. Y.; Mrs. B. J. Welter, Starr; Mrs. S. C. Davis, Jeanette; Mrs. D. F. Carrier, Hallidaysburg; and Christina, at home.
Mr. Zuendel was converted a few years ago, and all through his long and painful illness he showed a remarkable degree of patience and endurance, and anxiously awaited the summons of the last roll call.
Short funeral services were held at the home of B. J. Weller followed by services in the Zuendel church at Starr Tuesday at 2 o'clock, in charge of Rev. E. L. Monroe of Franklin, assisted by Rev Meade Lickingville and Rev. Fred Smith of Tionesta. Internment was made in Zuendel cemetery beside the remains of his wife.
Inaccuracies, Typos, etc.:
"Mrs. B. J. Welter" should be spelled "Mrs. B. J. Weller".
Obituary collection kept by Ruth Armeda (Winans) Straughen (1900-1983).
Signed: JD Moore II
John Adam Zuendel (1788 - 1869)
Catherine Mealy Zuendel (1844 - 1913)*
Minerva Mealy Zuendel Winans (1864 - 1935)*
Flora Katherine Zuendel (1865 - 1871)*
Ida M. Zuendel (1867 - 1870)*
Florence Elizabeth Zuendel Weller (1870 - 1929)*
Ada L. Zuendel Graham (1872 - 1907)*
Christena R. Zuendel (1875 - 1952)*
Ina Catherine Zuendel (1877 - 1879)*
John Adam Zuendel (1879 - 1880)*
Forest Meade Zuendel (1882 - 1935)*
Edna B. Zuendel Carrier (1887 - 1957)*
Anna Christina Zuendel Zuendel (1830 - 1915)*
Christopher Frederick Zuendel (1836 - 1921)
Created by: JD Moore II
Record added: Jan 23, 2010
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