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David F Copenhaver
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Birth: Mar. 23, 1828
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 18, 1913
Cass County
Michigan, USA

David Franklin Copenhaver was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, March 23, 1828.

He departed from this life Jan 18, 1913 aged 84 years, 9 mo, and 26 days.

When a young man he came to Indiana locating near the town of Bremen, afterward moving to Locke township, Elkhart county and then for many years resided in the town of Wakarusa.

On May 4th, 1848 he was united in marriage to Delilah Henninger and together they lived in love and happiness for 56 years. She went before him, June 11, 1906.

To this union thirteen children were born, seven sons and three daughters still live, the others passed away.

Brother Copenhaver became a Christian and for over sixty years fought the fight and kept the faith. He was one of the early members of the Methodist Episcopal church and was one of its most devoted and enthusiastic supporters and the church always had confidence in him.

For a number of years he had made his home with his daughter, Mrs Joseph Mitchel of Edwardsburg, Michigan. It was at her home last Friday that he passed away.

The funeral was held at the M E church here Monday afternoon, Rev Boase officiating. Burial at South Union.

Wakarusa Tribune
23 Jan 1913 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Delilah Heminger Copenhaver (1829 - 1906)
 
 Children:
  John Copenhaver (1849 - 1933)*
  Uriah Copenhaver (1852 - 1933)*
  Wesley John Copenhaver (1862 - 1937)*
  Emma Copenhaver Mitchell (1870 - 1945)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
South Union Cemetery
Nappanee
Elkhart County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Linda K
Record added: Mar 26, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 87379070
David F Copenhaver
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