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Henry Adam Zuendel, Jr
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Birth: Dec. 18, 1821, Germany
Death: Jan. 19, 1901
Forest County
Pennsylvania, USA

12-18-1821 -- 1-19-1901

On Saturday morning, Jan. 19, 1901, about 3:00 AM, Henry A. Zuendel, an aged citizen of this county residing at Starr, departed this life, a victim of the grippe. Mr. Zuendel was born Dec. 18, 1821, at Rambach, Germany. In 1840, he with his parents, Heinrich Adam and Dorothy Zuendel Sr., one brother and three sisters, came to this country, his other brother remaining until a few years later.

On Nov. 11, 1847, he and Anna Christina Zuendel were united in marriage. This union was blessed with six sons and three daughters. One son and one daughter died in infancy. Those surviving are: George, Henry, Conrad, Ernest, John, Elizabeth and Mary Zuendel, all of this county; he is also survived by his wife, two brothers, Adam of Starr and Conrad of Fairview, Erie Co., and three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Root of Washington, Mrs. Anna White of Kansas and Mrs. Catherine Gillespie of Whig Hill this Co., and 14 grand-children. Mr. Zuendel was one of the early pioneers, moving to this part in 1841, when all for miles around was a vast wilderness. Here, by hard work and unceasing toil, he cleared up a farm which proved self-sustaining. He will be remembered as having served as County Commissioner, besides many local offices, such as school director, road commissioner, postmaster, treasurer, etc. In all those he proved himself to be a thoroughly interested and painstaking official, and in all matters showed a deep interest in the welfare of others. He was a consistent member of the Evangelical Association, for over 40 years serving as class leader, superintendent of the Sunday School, besides holding the license of local minister. He was highly esteemed by a large circle of friends and was entirely worthy of such esteem. The remains were laid to rest Tuesday at 11:00 AM in the Zuendel cemetery. The obliques being conducted by Rev. Miller. The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the bereaved family.

After Henry Adam and Anna Christina were married they went to live at Ross Run where he cleared up the grounds and helped to erect the water mill known as the Ross Run Mill. He then stocked the mill for several years. During this time he purchased 100 acres of land from the Sarah Ann Ford heirs on German Hill and had a house and barn erected on this land. While at Ross Run their first two children were born, Elizabeth in 1848 and George in 1850. In the spring of 1851 they moved from the mill to their farm on German Hill. The rest of their children were born here.

He was formerly a Democrat but became a supporter of the Prohibition Party.

They gave a portion of their land for a burial ground and a church. He built this church and was the first to preach there.

Obituary source:
"History of Starr Cemetery" by Lois Wike and published by Forest Press Inc. in Tionesta, PA

See the “History of Starr Cemetery” for a burial plot location map.

------------------------- Signed: JD Moore II
Family links: 
  Heinrich Adam Zuendel (1787 - 1873)
  Anna Dorothea Showalker Zuendel (1799 - 1892)
  Anna Christina Zuendel Zuendel (1830 - 1915)*
  ELizabeth Zuendel (1848 - 1927)*
  George Zuendel (1850 - 1929)*
  John Henry Zuendel (1853 - 1933)*
  Conrad Betcher Zuendel (1855 - 1925)*
  John Adam Zuendel (1857 - 1860)*
  Franklin F. Zuendel (1858 - 1860)*
  Ernest Edward Zuendel (1859 - 1912)*
  John Martin Zuendel (1861 - 1926)*
  Anna Christina Zuendel (1864 - 1870)*
  Mary Elizabeth Zuendel (1866 - 1928)*
  Conrad Zuendel (1817 - 1905)*
  Henry Adam Zuendel (1821 - 1901)
*Calculated relationship
Starr Cemetery
Church Hill
Forest County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: F-55
Created by: JD Moore II
Record added: Jan 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47058874
Henry Adam Zuendel, Jr
Added by: JD Moore II
Henry Adam Zuendel, Jr
Added by: JD Moore II
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