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 Jacob P Berkey

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Jacob P Berkey

  • Birth 8 Sep 1874
  • Death 23 Sep 1916
  • Burial Harper, Harper County, Kansas, USA
  • Memorial ID 14088622

Jacob P. Berkey was born near White Bluff, Dixon Co., Tenn., Sept. 8, 1874. At the age of 5 years he came with his parents to Harvey Co., Kans., and at the age of 15 to Eugene, Oreg. In 1895 he was married to Nora Goodman. To this union 2 daughters were born - Erman and Bessie. On Nov. 7, 1903, his wife died, leaving him alone to take care of his little girls. On March 31, 1907, he was married to Lydia Bare at Oronogo, Mo.
His death took place at the Mennonite Sanitarium, near La Junta, Colo., on Sept. 23, 1916. His age was 42 y. 15 d. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, 2 daughters, 2 adopted sons, 5 brothers, and 5 sisters, besides a large number of relatives and friends. He united with the Mennonite Church while living in Oregon when he was yet a young man and remained true to that faith until the end. Was ordained to the ministry in Sept., 1906, and served God and the Church in this capacity at various places faithfully as long as his health permitted. He was a man of studious and devotional character. He loved his Bible and was firm in his belief in the plain, simple teachings of God's Word.
In Bro. Berkey's death the family loses a kind, loving husband and father, the town and community a good citizen and neighbor and the Church a faithful and consistent minister of the Gospel.
Bro. Berkey was a tireless worker for the Lord, besides his duty in his own congregation, he had appointments at two neighboring school houses where he faithfully dealt out God's Word in no uncertain sound, this he did as long as health permitted. One beautiful characteristic in his life was that he made for himself no reputation, he sought only to please his God and without fear of favor of man.
His body was shipped back to Harper for burial, services taking place at the Pleasant Valley Church, conducted by T. M. Erb and S. C. Miller, bishops, assisted by the home ministry.
The family desire to thank the brethren, sisters and friends for their kind assistance during the sickness and death of Bro. Berkey.

Bio by: Marlee


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  • Created by: Marlee
  • Added: 27 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14088622
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jacob P Berkey (8 Sep 1874–23 Sep 1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14088622, citing Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Harper, Harper County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Marlee (contributor 46837470) .