|Birth: ||Oct. 3, 1851|
|Death: ||Apr. 4, 1930|
No Monument. Unknown Location
Alfred Houpt, lifelong resident of Altoona, then three years ago when he became a guest at the Mennonite Samaritan Old People's home at Hew Holland, Lancaster county, died at the home yesterday morning.
Mr. Houpt was born on Oct 3, 1851, and was a son of Arnold and Susannah Reed Houpt, both deceased. He had been employed by the city highway department for a number of years and was known to his fellow workers as "Happy".
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Helen James, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, all of Buffalo, NY, and two sisters, Mrs. Minerva Herring of 200 Lexington Ave., this city, and Mrs. Margaret Kemberling of 10181/2 Walnut St., Hollidaysburg.
The deceased was twice married, first to Miss Aurella Brown of Broad Top City in 1878, to which union the daughter survives. He was married a second time to Mrs. Rachel Robinson of Hollidaysburg, who died a few years ago.
He was employed by a railroad for a number of years, nearly losing his life in an accident at Saxton.
He was a faithful member of the Mennonite church.
The body will arrive in Altoona tomorrow afternoon and be taken to the Gilden funeral home where it may be viewed at any time prior to the funeral. The funeral services will be held in the First Mennonite church, Fourth Avenue and Twenty-fifth street, at 10 o'clock Turesday morning with the pastor, Rev. Joseph Nissley, officiating. Interment will be made in Carson Valley Cemetery.
Altoona Mirror: Saturday Evening, 4/5/1930, p. 20.
Alfred R. Houpt was born Oct. 3, 1851; died April 4, 1930; aged 78 y. 6 m. 1 d. He was received into the Mennonite Gospel Mission congregation, Altoona, Pa., Nov. 20, 1921. He enjoyed his Christian experience and passed into eternity with a smile on his face. On account of having no one to take care of him he became an inmate of the Samaritan Home, New Holland, Pa., where he died. Funeral services held at the Home April 5, in charge of Bishops Abram Martin and J. N. Durr. Text, 1 Cor. 15: 20. The body was returned to Altoona where services were held at the Church in charge of Joseph M. Nissley. Text, Jno. 11: 11. Burial in Carson Valley Cemetery.
GOSPEL HERALD - Vol. XXIII, No. 5 - May 1, 1930, p. 110, 111
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Carson Valley Cemetery
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