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Amelia Embich Gleim Derr
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Birth: Feb. 28, 1863
Lebanon County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 19, 1915
Lebanon County
Pennsylvania, USA

20 Dec 1915: In the death at 5:10 o'clock on Sunday evening, of Mrs. Amelia Derr, wife of George B. M. Derr, at the family residence at 422 Chestnut Street, Lebanon lost one of its most esteemed women, and the poor people of the community one of their most ardent and helpful friends. Possessed of a big heart herself, and animated by benevolent impulses which gave her a ready hand in assisting all those in need or distress, she interested herself in everything of a public nature which had for its purpose the assistance of the poor. She was president for a number of years of the King's Daughters of Zion Lutheran church, and was a director of the Associated Charities and the Widows' Home. She was also a member of the Ladles' Auxiliary of the Y. M. C. A. and in all of these organizations took a most active part in all of their operations. No time, trouble, inconvenience or money was deemed a sacrifice to her if it went to a charitable cause, and she will therefore not only be greatly missed by the beneficiaries of her efforts, but by her numerous co-laborers in her several fields of endeavor. Mrs. Derr had been in falling health for some months. Heart trouble was accompanied by dropsical affections, and on Thursday last, an attack of acute indigestion rendered her condition extremely precarious. Medical skill was unavailing and she expired peacefully on Sunday evening. Besides the husband, who is auditor of the American Iron and Steel Manufacturing Company, she leaves the following brothers and sisters: Charles Gleim, Williamsport; Frank B. Gleim, the Lebanon Druggist; Perry M. Gleim, a druggist of Avalon, Pa,; George C. Gleim, the Ninth street tailor; Mrs. Lyde M. Gilbert, and Mrs. Rosie G. Leffler, of Millersburg, Dauphin county. The late Mrs. Mary G. Straussner, of Canton, Ohio, mother of Mrs. D. A. Frantz, of this city, was a sister, and the late Fred B. Gleim, of New York City, was a brother. Besides her extensive charitable work, Mrs. Derr found time to take a very active interest in the work of Zion Lutheran Sunday school, and up to the time when failing health necessitated her retirement, she was superintendent of the beginner's department. She was also a devoted and consistent member of Zion Lutheran church, in which congregation she was admired and highly esteemed. She was also identified with the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She possessed all the highest attributes of Christian womanhood, and was a neighbor and friend beloved by all who came within the influence of her association. [Lebanon Daily News]
Family links: 
  Joseph Gleim (1806 - 1863)
  Rosanna Embich Gleim (1824 - 1890)
  George B Mcclellan Derr (1863 - 1945)
  Lawrence Gleim Derr (1900 - 1900)*
  Mary E. Gleim Strassner (1841 - 1906)*
  Joseph Gleim (1845 - 1864)*
  Frederick Embich Gleim (1847 - 1906)*
  Elizabeth Lydia Gleim Gilbert (1849 - 1926)*
  Perry M Gleim (1851 - 1930)*
  Frank H E Gleim (1851 - 1925)*
  George C Gleim (1857 - 1941)*
  Amelia Embich Gleim Derr (1863 - 1915)
*Calculated relationship
Mount Lebanon Cemetery
Lebanon County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section E
Created by: Bruce Speck
Record added: Jul 06, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39142903
Amelia Embich <i>Gleim</i> Derr
Added by: Bruce Speck
Amelia Embich <i>Gleim</i> Derr
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Rest in peace Amelia.
- An Embich Granddaughter
 Added: Nov. 19, 2009

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