Sunday’s Obituary – Jacob Henry Repsher – Died 14-January-1907

Relationship to me: paternal 3rd great-grandfather

Found in Repsher vertical files at the Monroe County Historical Society, Stroudsburg, PA. This obituary was among a bunch found in an old scrapbook.

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Obituary – Jacob Henry – On Thursday last another veteran of the civil war, Jacob Repsher, was buried at Custard’s [St. John’s] church after having lived a long life. Every older citizen of this community knew him, for he was a frequent visitor to this town. By occupation he was a shoemaker and plied his trade until old age and failing eyesight made it impossible to continue at the bench.

Mr. Repsher had many friends. He was a genial, jovial, pleasant man and greatly enjoyed the lively chat with acquaintances. He also took for many years an active part in the political history of the county and was a staunch Democrat. He was aged about 76 years and for some time, possibly more than a year, was totally blind.

Mr. Repsher was the father of twelve sons and two daughters, most of whom, together with the aged wife and mother, survive him. They are: Emanuel J., of East Stroudsburg; John J., of Analomink; Aaron J., of Bradford county; Josiah K., of New Jersey; Samuel P., of Paradise; George A., of Stroud; William H., of Pocono; A. Stickley, of New Jersey; Furman B., of Bradford county; Charles, of Pocono, and Mary J., of Washington, N. J.

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