Charles Shreffler

Charles Shreffler

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Death 11 Dec 1926 (aged 84)
Burial Smyrna, Kent County, Delaware, USA
Memorial ID 11402730 · View Source
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The (DE) SMYRNA TIMES - Wednesday December 15, 1926

CHARLES SCHREFFLER DIES NEAR DELANEY'S

CHARLES SCHREFFLER, aged 85, well-known Blackbird Hundred farmer, residing at Powell's Corner, near Delaney's, and the last surviving member of General W.S. Hancock Post No.29, Grand Army of the Republic, of Smyrna, died at 6:45 Saturday morning December 11, 1926, after a ten days illness of Bright's Disease. Mr. Schreffler was born and raised in Venango County, PA, and in his early life learned and followed the trade of shoe-making. When the Civil War broke out he espoused the cause of the Union and enlisted in the Eleventh Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry. He fought in a number of battles and served his enlistment without a wound. After the war, or some 43 years ago, he came to Delaware and settled near Delaney's over in Blackbird Hundred, New Castle County, where he became a useful and respected farmer and lived to the fullness of years on the farm which he bought and owned. He was a staunch Republican and was active in the G.A.R. Post of Smyrna. He lived to see his "comrades" of this once flourishing post, answer "the last roll call." He is survived by his widow, Lavinia Best Schreffler, and six daughters as follows: Mrs. Frances Lorah, who lived at home; Mrs. James Pryor of near Delaney's; Mrs. William Hurlock, Philadelphia; Mrs. Samuel McConnell, Chicago; Mrs. Harmonson Robinson, Chadd Ford, PA.; and Mrs. William Barnes of Emporium, PA. He is also survived by 21 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services took place yesterday, Tuesday afternoon December 14, 1926 with interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Venango (PA) Citizens Press 22 Dec 1926 p 6 c2

Relatives here of Charles Schreffler, aged 85 years, have notice of his death and funeral, the latter taking place on his birthday in his home in Carlton, Delaware. He was born and reared near here as the son of "Taylor" and Catherine (Mitchell) Schreffler. William "uncle" Charles was married to Levina Best of Blairs Corners. Forty years ago they went to Delaware to reside. Nine daughters, two of whom are dead were born to them. He is also survivied by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Rebecca Mong, of Rocky Grove, Samuel and Joseph Schreffler, of near Nickleville. "Uncle" Schreffler was the oldest person on the Schreffler side in attendance at the centennial anniversary Weaver Schreffler reunion held in Bissel Park here two years ago. He had the reputation of being a splendid man in every sense of the word.



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  • Added: 22 Jul 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 11402730
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Shreffler (14 Dec 1841–11 Dec 1926), Find a Grave Memorial no. 11402730, citing Odd Fellows Cemetery, Smyrna, Kent County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by Mona Anderson (contributor 46620248) .