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 David Kiesecker Appenzellar

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David Kiesecker Appenzellar

  • Birth 11 Jan 1842 Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 1926 Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 34834746

David Kiesecker Appenzellar was born in Greencastle, Penna. On January 11, 1842 the son of Henry and Margaret Hawbecker Appenzellar.

He was next to the eldest of twelve children, ten of whom grew to adulthood.

His maternal grandfather, Peter Hawbecker, was an ordained minister of the United Brethren Church at whose home in Greencastle our first church there was organized. His father Henry Appenzellar was what was called a local "exhorter" of our church.

David Kiesecker Appenzellar enlisted in the Union Army in 1863 and served in Co. K. 126th Reg. Penna. Infantry. After his discharge from the army he entered the employ of Jacob and Elias Hoke, dry goods merchants of Chambersburg and within a short time was admitted into the firm as a partner. Later, withdrawing from the firm he purchased and operated the Chambersburg Woolen Mills for over a quarter of a century.

He was elected to the office of County Treasurer of Franklin County, Penna. and served a four year term commencing in 1912.

In 1873 he was married to Miss Elizabeth Fohl of town and four children were born of this union, Paul, Donald, Russell and Kenneth of whom Paul and Kenneth presently survive.

David Kiesecker Appenzellar was indentified with and active in our local church from the time of his locating in Chambersburg until claimed by death. He was active in the building of our last two church edifices and served in many church official capacities. His term of twenty-six years as General Superintendent of our Sunday school is second only to that of David Oaks with twenty-nine years in length of service.

A sister, Mrs. John F. Croft, and a brother, W. O. Appenzellar, were also lifelong and active members of our local church.

David Kiesecker Appenzellar died in 1926 and lies buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Chambersburg.

100th Anniversary of the Sunday school
First Church of the United Brethren in Christ Chambersburg, Pennsylvania May 16, 1943

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  • Created by: Vickie Arana
  • Added: 15 Mar 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34834746
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for David Kiesecker Appenzellar (11 Jan 1842–1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34834746, citing Cedar Grove Cemetery, Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Vickie Arana (contributor 46821469) .