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Henry Swartley Alderfer
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Birth: 1844
Death: 1912

ALDERFER. - Henry S. Alderfer was born March 14, 1844; died at his home in Souderton, Pa., Dec. 31, 1912; aged 68y. 9m. 17d.

He was united in marriage to Sarah Ann Detweiler Nov. 1869. She preceded him to the spirit world Feb. 29, 1904. Having no children, they cared for three homeless girls, who are now married and have erected homes of their own. One was seriously ill at the time of his sickness and death, and passed to her eternal reward Jan. 5, 1913.

On Jan. 10, 1906, he was again married to Annie C. Burkholder of Harrisonburg, Va. To this union was born one son. This companion and little son are mourning the loss of one who was constantly mindful of all their temporal needs. He is also survived by 2 brothers and 1 sister.
He has been a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years, and his place was seldom vacant, being at the services on Christmas eve. He had been a sufferer from diabetes for some time and only three days prior to his death was afflicted with pneumonia which caused his death.

Funeral services were held Jan. 4, 1913, with short services at the house, and further services at the Souderton Mennonite Church by Bros. J.C. Clemens in English and Christian Allebach in German. Text, II Cor. 5:1. Burial in adjoining cemetery.

Gospel Herald, January 16, 1913 - page 671, 672 
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  Sarah Ann Detweiler Alderfer (1846 - 1904)
  Annie C Burkholder Alderfer (1874 - 1945)
Souderton Mennonite Church Cemetery
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
Created by: C. Schuyler
Record added: Jun 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 53374093
Henry Swartley Alderfer
Added by: C. Schuyler
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