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Solomon Wolfersberger Strohm
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Birth: Feb. 14, 1835
Death: Jan. 28, 1902

note: DOD on marker differs from date of obit stating 26 Jan.

27 Jan 1902: The trite saying that "death loves a shining mark," was again forcibly demonstrated on Sunday noon, when the "grim monster" entered the home of Solomon W. Strohm, 618 Chestnut Street, and summoned his spirit hence. The immediate cause of his death was congestion of the brain, super induced by a severe cold. He took his bed on Friday, the 17th inst., and at once manifested signs of violent illness and lingered until the above time, when he passed peacefully away while in a comatose state, surrounded by those who held him near and dear. His death will be keenly felt, as he was one of Lebanon's best known and most highly esteemed citizens, being respected by people in every walk of life. The deceased was born in Buffalo Springs, this county, and at the time of his demise was in his 66th year. When a young man, he entered Louser's store at Schaefferstown, where he remained until the breaking out of the Civil war, when he enlisted in Co. K, 142nd regiment, Pennsylvania volunteer infantry, ranking as a sergeant. At the battle of Fredericksburg, he was severely wounded, the bullet passing through both legs at the knees, from the effects of which he ever afterward suffered. Upon his return home from the army, he was elected on the Republican ticket clerk of orphans' court, which office he filled with honor to himself and credit to his constituents. After the expiration of his term of office, he became clerk in the store of Henry Shenk, which position he held for several years when he went to Brickerville and engaged in the general store business in partnership with ex-Judge Joseph Louser, late of Schaefferstown. He again returned to Lebanon and took up his former position, in which he continued up to the time of his illness, the store in the meantime being transferred into the hands of C&H.J. Shenk. For 38 long years, he was in the service of the Shenk brothers, and by his pleasing demeanor and strict attention to business always enjoyed the entire confidence of his employers. He was a man whom it was a pleasure to know, of a sunshiny and genial disposition, and a great favorite among the children. Almost daily in going to and from his place off employment, he would stop to watch the little ones at play and extend kindly advice and encouragement. He was exceedingly liberal and kind hearted of a sympathetic nature and at times deeply felt for the poor and oppressed. The call for deserved charity was always cheerfully responded to by him and he did much of this kind of work that never came to the ear of the public. He was a devoted member of the First Reformed church, and had a high regard for religion, his seat beneath the drippings of the sanctuary never being vacant when it was possible for him to be present. His estimable qualities of mind and heart ever shone brilliantly forth and he lived up to all his obligations, religious and otherwise. He will be sadly missed in that now stricken home circle, where of on evening he was wont to gather and recall pleasing reminiscences and engage in religious worship. In 1885, the deceased was married to Mrs. Rosa H. Lehman, widow of the late William G. Lehman, by the Rev. Dr. F.W. Kremer, and was an ideal husband and loving father. He was of a family of nine children, being the youngest of seven brothers. His widow and the following brothers and sisters survive: William Strohm, Schaefferstown; Cornelius Strohm, Rapid City, South Dakota; Mrs. Emanuel Dissinger, Reading; also the following step-children: Jane E., Frank H. and Mary H. Lehman. [Lebanon Daily News] 
Family links: 
  John Strohm (1792 - 1872)
  Eva Wolfersberger Strohm (1796 - 1869)
  Rosanna Hollinger Strohm (1843 - 1933)*
  Mary Strohm Dissinger (1818 - 1901)*
  William Strohm (1821 - 1903)*
  Rebecca Strohm Dissinger (1821 - 1897)*
  John W. Strohm (1825 - 1907)*
  Moses Strohm (1827 - 1872)*
  Israel Strohm (1831 - 1883)*
  Solomon Wolfersberger Strohm (1835 - 1902)
  Cornelius Wolfersberger Strohm (1836 - 1905)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Lebanon Cemetery
Lebanon County
Pennsylvania, USA
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Record added: Dec 08, 2005
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Solomon Wolfersberger Strohm
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