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Fred C. Bauer

Baltimore SUN, 15 May 1928


Bauer--On May 13, 1928, FRED C. husband of the late Minnie Bauer. Funeral from his late residence, 181 Gittings avenue, Govans, on Wednesday at 2 P.M. Interment in Baltimore Cemetery.


Henry Bauer, Sr.

Baltimore Sun, 16 July 1889


Bauer—On July 13, at 10 A.M., HENRY BAUER, SR.., in the 63rd year of his age, a native of Traden [sic], at Mosel. Relatives and friends are respecfully invited to attend the funeral, from his late residence, corner of Boundary and Belair avenues, Wednesday afternoon, July 17, at four o’clock,


Henrietta Bauer

Baltimore Sun, 17 Nov 1901


Mrs. Henrietta Bauer—The funeral of Mrs. Henrietta Bauer, who died Wednesday at her home, Gay street and North avenue, will take place at 3 o’clock this afternoon. The servie will be conducted at the house by Rev. Edward Huber, pastor of St. Matthew’s German Lutheran Church, assisted by Rev. Conrad Twele, of Friedens Church. The body will be buried in Baltimore Cemetery. The pallbearers will be Messrs. E. Hermn, H. Vossel, E. Goeble, J. Whitefor, C. Lappe, Louis Meyer, William Schwartz, H. Ashauer, William Baltz, C. Rhoemer, H. Twele and F. Schrandner.

Mrs. Bauer was born in Germany 72 years ago and had lived in America 32 years. She is survived by three sons—Messrs. Henry, Otto, and Fred Buaer—and one daughter, Mrs. Henrietta Schmidt. There are also seven grandchildren.


Irvin O. Bauer, Sr.

Baltimore Sun, January 16, 1996, pg. 5B


IRVIN O. BAUER, SR.—a partner in the company of Fred C. Bauer Florist for 55 years, died of complications from a stroke Saturday at Stella Maris. He was 97.

Mr. Bauer, who retired in 1970 as an active partner in the business, grew up on the grounds of the Gittings Avenue company, which his father had established in 1897.

The firm is located on its original 8-acre site in the Pinehurst-Cedarcroft section of North Baltimore. The site includes seven greenhouses.

Mr. Bauer was descended from five generations of German florists. His grandparents, who had immigrated to Baltimore from Traben-Trarbach on the Mosel River, opened a shop in 1870 at Gay Street and North Avenue.

Mr. Bauer was a mostly self-educated man who briefly attended Strayer’s Business College.

“He began working in greenhouses when he was 7 or 8 years old,” said his son, Irvin O. Bauer Jr. of Towson. “He started his career when deliveries were made by horse-drawn carriage, and he’d often make frequent trips to downtown Baltimore to pick up fresh flowers on his bicycle.

The firm’s slogan is “Nothing could be finer than lovely, fresh flowers from Bauer.\”

Especially known for its funeral pieces, it produced floral decorations for Worthington Valley society weddings and boquets for generations of Bachelors Cotillion and Assembly debutantes.

Called “Mr. Irv” by his customers, Mr. Bauer was known for his floral designs, which he produced while smoking a cigar, sitting at his greenhouse bench.

On a 120-acre farm, Chatterleigh, north of Towson, Mr. Bauer raised cattle and grew trees, shrubs and other nursery stock, much of which went to landscape Guilford and Homeland when those areas were developed after World War I.

Mr. Bauer drove his own automobile until he was 92; and until he had his first stroke a year ago, was still working with seedlings and cuttings and raising pineapple, avocado and exotic plants.

Mr. Bauer was married for 62 years to the former A. Minerva Koch, who died in 1980.

His professional memberships included the Society of American Florists. He was past president and treasurer of the Florist Club of Baltimore.

He had served as president of Acme Savings & Building and Loan Association and had been a charter member of the Men’s Board of the Silver Cross Home for the Aged. He was a member for 70 years of Tuscan Lodge No. 202 A.F.&A.M., and had been a member for 76 years of St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. today at Mitchell-Wiedefeld Home, 6500 York Road, Rodgers Forge.

Other survivors include a daughter, Alma Bauer Hudson of Baltimore; a sister, Thelma Bauer of Baltimore; six grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.

Wilhelmine Friederike Schwarz Bauer

Baltimore SUN, 30 Oct 1926


Bauer--On October 28th, 1926, MINNIE F., beloved wife of Fred C. Bauer. Funeral from her late residence, 187 Gittings avenue, on Monday at 11 A.M. Interment in Baltimore Cemetery.

Henry J. Betz

Baltimore American, November 5, 1899, P.2,


BETZ—HENRY J. BETZ, of Golden Ring, died November 3, at 4 P.M., after a lingering illness, in his thirty-second year.

Friends and relatives are cordially invited to attend his funeral Monday, November 6th, at 2 P.M. at Zion Church, of Stemmers Run.


John Bopp

Baltimore Sun, December 25, 1899


BOPP—On the morning of December 25, 1899, JOHN BOPP, SR., aged 56 years.

Funeral will take place from his late residence, No. 432 Frederick avenue extended, on Wednesday, December 27, at 2.30 P.M. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment at Loudon Park.


Gertrude Mary Raab Bush

The Maryland Gazette, Glen Burnie, MD, April 14, 2004, pg. A13


BUSH--A funeral Mass for Gertrude Mary Raab Bush, 86, a 40-year resident of Brooklyn Park, will be offered at 9 a.m. Friday at St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church, 6405 N. Orchard Road, Linthicum.

Mrs. Bush died from complications of Alzheimer’s disease April 13 at Heart Homes of Linthicum.

Born March 14, 1918, in Baltimore, she worked as a secretary and bookkeeper for Gross Mechanical Laboratories.

She was an active of St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Church and of the St. Philip Neri Blessed Mothers’ Sodality.

Mrs. Bush enjoyed playing cards, working crossword puzzles and trips to Ocean City. She also enjoyed her rose garden and spending time with family.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, William R. Bush; and her parents, George Peter Raab and Anna Mina Raab.

Survivors include two sons, William R. Bush II of Stevensville and Ronald J. Bush of Marlton, N.J.; two daughters, Anna M. Smith of Brooklyn Park and Virginia F. Hawkins of Millersville; one brother, George Raab of Parkville; three sisters, Evelyn Jones of Baltimore, Ruth Sterner of Rosedale and Edna Thomas of Towson; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Family and friends may visit from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today and tomorrow at Gonce Funeral Home, 4001 Ritchie Highway, Brooklyn.

Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 8424 Veterans Highway, Millersville, MD 21108.


Alvan G. Emmel

The Baltimore Sun, May 8, 2003


EMMEL--On May 6, 2003 ALVAN G. beloved husband of Mildred G. Greenfield Emmel; devoted father of Mark A. Emmel. Also survived by his twin brother Earl S. Emmel. A Memorial Service will be held at For United Methodist Church on Friday at 1 p.m. Interment will be private. Contributions may be made to the Friends of Jerusalem Mills, P.O. Box 480, Kingsville, MD 21087. Arrangements by E.F. Lassahn Funeral Home.


Ferdinand Franz

Baltimore American, 7 May 1887


FRANZ—on May 5th, 1887, FERDINAND, in the 66th year of his age. His funeral will take place today [May 7th] from the residence at No. 1921 Fairmount Avenue.


Henry W. Franz

The Baltimore Sun, 18 November 1990


Henry W. FRANZHenry W. Franz, 76, died Nov. 10 at Baltimore County General Hospital. A retired letter carrier, he also owned and operated Cedarleaf Dahlias. A Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Catholic War Veterans and the Carroll County Philatelic Association. He first wife was the late Naomi B. Franz. He is survived by his second wife, Charlotte M. Franz; sons, Stephen Franz of New Jersey, Mark Franz of Westminster, Phillip Franz of here, Paul Franz of Anne Arundel County and Eugene Franz of Baltimore County; daughter, Barbara Hope of Pennsylvania; stepsons, James Coffroad of Anne Arundel County and Brian Coffroad of here; brother, Robert Franz of Baltimore County; sisters, Dolores Wolfe, Catherine Frankenburger and Rita Raab, all of Baltimore; five grandchildren and five step-grandchildren.


Lawrence J. Franz Jr.

The Virginian Pilot

Norfolk, VA 4 Mar 2002, pg. B6


Lawrence J. Franz Jr., 81, of Baltimore, Md. and Virginia Beach, passed away March 2, 2002. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Betty Jane; his daughter, Katie and her husband Stan Goldfarb; his daughter, Margaret Franz Grempler; his son, George and his wife Sue; his grandchildren, Sara, Mitch and Bob Goldfarb; Brian, Courtney and Ashley Grempler; and Megan and Amanda Franz, and their mother Cindy Franz; his brother, Jerry Franz and his sister, Theresa Anderson; and a host of nieces and nephews.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 3:30 p.m. today at Star of the Sea Catholic Church at 15th and Pacific Avenue, Virginia Beach. A future memorial service will be held in Baltimore, due notice to follow.

The Cremation Society of Virginia is in charge of the arrangements. Friends may sign the guest register at www.cremate.org.


William C. Franz

Batlimore Sun, 29 May 2000, pg. 5B


William C. Franz 76, Supply Company Founder—William C. Franz, who was a partner in a Timonium firm that specializes in industrial supplies, died Wednesday of heart failure at Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Towson. He was 76 and lived in Lutherville.

In 1961, Mr. Franz helped found McCleary-Franz Co., Inc., which supplies industrial equipment such as conveyor belts and forklifts. The business started in Waverly and moved to Timonium. He retired in 1994.

Mr. Franz was born in East Baltimore and graduated from City College in 1941. He was attending the Johns Hopkins University when he was drafted into the Army during World War II. He served in the Pacific and returned home in 1946.

Two years later, he received an engineering degree from Hopkins and married Louise Wise. The union ended in divorce in 1968.

Mr. Franz was affiliated with Boy Scout Troop 742 in Lutherville. He was active in the Parkville American Legion post and played for its golf team, the Sandblasters.

He enjoyed gardening and traveling, and visited more than 60 countries.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Ruck Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

Mr. Franz is survived by two sons, Douglas Franz of Cockeysville and Gordon Franz of Mount Washington; a companion, Nina Bryant of Lutherville; and four grandchildren.


Dorothy Sauter Smith Haffly

Carlisle Sentinel

Carlisle, PA, November 5, 2008


DOROTHY HAFFLY, 61, of York passed away Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, at her home. Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 219 Hanover Street, Carlisle, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.


Ralph Todd Harris, Sr.

Hanover Evening Sun, December 15, 2007


RALPH TODD HARRIS, SR.., 44, died Wednesday, Dexember 13, 2007, as the result of an automobile accident. He was the husband of Lynn Saunders Harris, his wife of 11 years. Born June 23, 1964, in Baltimore, MD, he was the son of the late Laurence Adleman. Mr. Harris attended Westminster High School. He was the former owner of Harris Automotive and currently had been working as a manager at Mr. Tire. Todd enjoyed hot rods, Harleys, and four wheeling and off roading with Jeeps. He had been a drag racer with Castrol. He was a member of St. David’s United Churh of Christ in Hanover. In addition to his wife, he is surived by children, Katelynn, Sarah, and Todd, Jr., all of Hanover; stepson, Charles Kenyon of Westminster, MD; in-laws, Ezra and Kathy Little of Westminster; and brother, Jeff Harris of Daytona Beach, FL. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 18, 2007, at the Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Road, Westminster, MD, with the Rev. Scott Sager officiating. Interment will be private. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 to 4 abnd 7 to 9 p.m. Monday. Contributions may be made in Todd’s memory to St. David’s United Church of Christ, 142 Hobart Road, Hanover, PA 17331; or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 332 N. Lauderdale, Memphis, TN 38105.


Mary Corson Hedeman

Baltimore Sun, January 3, 2003


HEDEMAN—On January 1, 2003, MARY (nee Corson) HEDEMAN, beloved wife of the late William Norman Hedeman, Sr.; devoted mother of the late Robert Hedeman and the late William Norman Hedeman, Jr.; loving grandmother of Cynthia Bonner and David and Eric Hedeman. Funeral services will be held at the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 York Road (Beltway Exit 26A) on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Interment Parkwood Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.


Robert Hedeman

Baltimore Sun, September 9, 1998


ROBERT HEDEMAN, 53, LAWYER AND CPA—Robert Hedeman, a prominent attorney and certified public accountant, died Monday of cancer at his Towson residence. He was 52.

He was an assistant state’s attorney in Baltimore for seven years before he and Kathleen O’Ferrall Friedman, now a Baltimore City Circuit judge, formed a firm in 1977 in Towson.

In 1986, he became a certified public accountant, and his practice included business planning, taxation and health law.

“A highly professional attorney, he was always courteous, loyal to his clients and prepared,” said Judge Friedman.

“With a wonderful sense of humor, which reflected his ‘life is tough but to be celebrated’ philosophy and a charmingly sweet disposition, working with Bob was a joy,” she said.

“He was quiet and unassuming, but underneath he was a fighter to the end,” said Harveny Greenberg, a Towson attorney and longtime friend. “His honest, levelheaded and straightforward approach to life, as well as law, was a rare combination.”

Mr. Hedeman was born in Cincinnati and raised in Towson, where he graduated from high school in 1963. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Gettysburg College in 1967, a law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1973, and a master’s degree in taxation from the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington in 1982.

He was a former board member and secretary of the Baltimore Center for Victims of Sexual Assault, served on the advisory board of the Maryland Office of Aging and was a member of the Citizens Planning and Housing Association of Baltimore.

His marriage to the former Cynthia Medieros ended in divorce.

He was a communicant of Ascension Evangelical Lutheran Church, 7601 York Road, Towson, where services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

He is survived by his mother, Mary C. Hedeman of Baltimore; two nephews; and a niece.


Alvin William Heusler

The Baltimore Sun, January 9, 1937, pg. 17


Heusler—On January 8, 1937, ALVIN WILLIAM, aged 18 years, beloved son of William C. and Charlotte C. Heusler (nee Koppelman). Funeral will be at the home of his parents, 3301 Moravia avenue, Monday at 9 o’clock. Requiem Mass at St. Francis Assisi Church at 9:30 o’clock. Interment Holy Redeemer Cemetery.


Charlotte C. Koppelman Heusler

The Baltimore Sun, September 8, 1937


HEUSLER—On September 7, 1937, CHARLOTTE C., the beloved wife of William C. Heusler and daughter of the late Henry L. and Charlotte C. Koppelman. Funeral will be from her home, 3301 Moravia avenue, on Friday at 8:30 o’clock. Requiem mass at St. Francis of Assisi Church at 9 o’clock. Interment in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.


John Herman Koppelman (b. December 29, 1811; chr. January 2, ; d. February 25, 1877, Baltimore Co., MD)

Maryland Journal, Towson Town, Baltimore Co., MD

March 3, 1877, pg. 3


Death of John Harman Koppelman.—John Harman Koppelman, a prominent and aged citizen of the 12th district, died at his residence, on Franklin Avenue, on the 25th ult., aged 65 years. The deceased was a native of Germany, but for the last 40 years a resident of Baltimore County. He was an upright and honest man, and much respected and beloved by a large number of relatives and friends. By his energy, honesy and strict integrity he had become quite wealthy. He was a member and one of the founders of the German Lutheran Church at Gardenville, which through his death has lost one of its best and largest contributing members. His funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon, at 2 o’clock, and was very largely attended. He was one of the charter members of the Gardners’ and Farmers’ Beneficial Society of Baltimore County, the officers of which attended the funeral. The pall bearerws were taken from the oldest charter members of the above Association, and were as follows: Adam G. Erdman, Sr., William Lutz, Tobias Lutz, John Lamly, Lawrence Hofstetter and John Gontrum.


Anna Katharina Massmann Koppelman (b. 15 Aug 1803, Osnabruck, Kingdom of Hannover, Germany; d. June 19, 1884, Baltimore Co., MD)

Maryland Journal, Towson, Baltimore Co., MD

June 28, 1884, pg. 3


Death of an Estimable Lady.—On Friday, 20th inst., Mrs. Anna C. Koppelman, aged 81 years, died at her late residence in Gardenville. She was the relict of the late John H. Koppelman, and was one of the earliest settlers of Gardenville. The funeral took place on Sunday, and was attended by a large concourse of relatives and friends of the family. The religious services were conducted by the Rev. C. G. W. Seigelen and the Rev. Dr. Schwatz. The former delivered a sermon in German and the latter in English. Mrs. Koppelman was one of the first communicants in the church in 1843, and was a steadfast and consistent member up to the day of her death.


The Sun

Baltimore, MD

21 June 1884


Koppelman—On June 19, after a short illness, at Gardenville, Baltimore County, ANNA C., in the 81st year of her age, relict of the late John H. Koppelman.

Her funeral will be at her late residence, on Sunday afternoon, at half past three o’clock—Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment at the family homestead.


Charles Dietrich Koppelman

The Baltimore Sun, April 9, 1983, pg. 15


Koppelman—On April 8, 1983, CHARLES D., beloved husband of the late Goldie T. (nee Raab), devoted father of Charles J. Koppelman, dear grandfather of Mary T. Baughman and Kevin C. Koppelman, loving great grandfather of Christopher Baughman. Funeral from the Lassahn Funeral Home, 7401 Belair Road, on Monday 2 P.M. Interment in Parkwood Cemetery. Visiting 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M.


Charles John Koppelman

Harford County Aegis, November 28, 2001


Charles “Buck” Koppelman of Jarrettsville died Nov. 23 at his home. He was 74.

Born in Baltimore, he was the husband of the late Wini Koppelman. He was a retired building superintendent. He served in the Army during World War II.

Mr. Koppelman is survived by his daughter, M. Teresa Ayres of Jarrettsville; a son, C. Kevin Koppelman of Jarrettsville and three grandsons, Christopher M. Baughman, Jonathan M. Ayres and Charles Cody Koppelman.


Frederick Koppelman

Jerusalem Tidings, Fall 1945 (newsletter of Jerusalem Ev. Luth. Church, Baltimore, MD)


KOPPELMAN, Frederick, a lifelong member of our church, was born 1895 on the old homestead near Franklin Ave. as the son of the late J. Harmon and Annie Schaub Koppelman. He chose farming as his life’s occupation; 1924 he was united to Viola Volz. For 25 years he had lived on his farm where he had moved with his parents and since his father’s death about 15 years ago he had worked with his brother. After a lingering illness, he died August 20, 1944. The Service took place at his home, and at Parkwood Cemetery. He is survived by his widow, and by seven brothers and sisters, Mrs. Emma Eliz. Hedeman, Mrs. Minnie Raab, John L., Herman, Wilmer [sic], Mrs. Bertha Bopp and Mrs. Charlotte Betz; his mother had preceded him in death six years.


Frederick Koppelman

Baltimore Sun, January 23, 1882


Koppelman—On Jaunary 21, 1882, FREDERICK, infant child of John H. and Annie C. Koppelman. The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, from his parents’ residence, Gardenville, Baltimore county, Md., this (Monday) afternoon, at two o’clock.


George W. “Bud” Koppelman

Baltimore Sun, May 1, 5005


KOPPELMAN, George W. “Bud”—On April 29, 2005, GEORGE W. “Bud” KOPPELMAN, devoted father of James M. Koppelman and Beverly Little and her husband David. Also survived by four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Schimunek Funeral Home, Inc., 9705 Belair Road (Perry Hall) on Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M., where funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 A.M. Interment Parkwood Cemetery.


Henry Albert Koppelman

Baltimore Sun, November 21, 1898


Death of a Volunteer—The body of HENRY A. KOPPELMAN, a member of Company M, First Maryland Volunteers, who died in a hospital in Pennsylvania, will be brought to his late home in Gardenville, Baltimore county, and will be buried this afternoon. The cause of his death was typhoid fever.


Henry Louis Koppelman

The Baltimore Evening Sun, Thursday, March 1, 1934


KOPPELMAN—On February 27, 1934, HENRY L., beloved husband of the late Caroline Koppelman (nee Walker). Funeral from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. William E. Reineke, 5440 Belair Road on Friday at 3 P.M. Interment in Baltimore Cemetery.


John Harman Gerhardt Koppelman

Baltimore Sun?


KOPPELMAN—On March 31, 1929, JOHN HARMAN, aged 66 years, beloved husband of Annie M. Koppelman (nee Schaub).

Funeral will take place from his late residence, Hamilton avenue near Philadelphia road, Raspeburg, on Wednesday at 1:30 P.M. Interment in Parkwood Cemetery.



Katherine Schwarz Koppelman

Baltimore Sun


KOPPELMAN—On December 16, 1997, KATHERINE (nee Schwarz), beloved wife of the late William H. Koppelman, Sr., devoted mother of Julia K. Wald and William H. Koppelman, Jr, loving grandmother of six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral from the Lassahn Funeral Home, Inc., (Overlea), 7401 Belair Road on Saturday at 11 A.M. Interment Parkwood Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday from 2 to 5 and 5 to 9 P.M.


Margaret C. Wright Koppelman

Baltimore Sun, November 28, 2008


KOPPELMAN, MARGARET C.—On November 25, 2008, MARGARET C. (nee Wright), beloved wife of the late G. Edward Koppelman Sr., loving mother of G. Edward Koppelman Jr., Barbara J. Spring and Charles E. Koppelman Sr., devoted sister of Albert Warren, cherished grandmother of Lisa Shepp, Bryan Crandall and Charles Koppelman Jr., and Karrie Ladarr. Also survived by six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the Lassahn Funeral Home Inc, 7401 Belair Road, on Saturday at 11 am. Interment Parkwood Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday from 2-5 and 7-9 pm.


Melvin Koppelman

York Dispatch, York, PA, December 4, 2001


MELVIN KOPPELMAN—Shrewsbury. Melvin Koppelman of Shrewsbury, formerly of Hampstead, Md., died at 4:03 p.m. Dec. 2 at his residence. He was 77.

Mr. Koppelman retired from Edward G. Rahil and Son, Jessup, Md., in 1994 as a wholesale produce salesman after 7 years of employment. He previously worked for other produce distributors in the Baltimore and Jessup area.

He served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a technical sergeant during World War II and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and two gold stars for extraordinary and meritorious achievement while a member of a Marine bomber squadron in Iwo Jima, Marcus Islands and Tokyo Bay.

He was a member of Bethlehem Steltz Reformed Church, Glen Rock.

Born in Baltimore Jan. 20, 1924, he was a son of the late George C. and Margaret A. Buchwald Koppelman.

He leaves his wife of 39 years, Millicent R. Gunn Koppelman; four daughters, Mary J. Potter of Fallston, Md., Millicent J. Sloman of Hanover, Gail P. Wertz of Shrewsbury and Pamela J. Buchanan of Westminster, Md.; a son, Willima W. Schuldt of Shrewsbury; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation is 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at J.J. Hartenstein Mortuary, Inc., 24 Second St., New Freedom. A memorial service at 8 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary with his pastor, the Rev. Daniel M. Krodel, officiating.

Burial is privatae at the convenience of the family.


Baltimore Sun


KOPPELMAN, Melvin—On December 2, 2001 MELVIN KOPPELMAN of Shrewsbury, PA, formerly of Hampstead, MD, husband of Millicent R. (nee Gunn) Koppelman, father of Mary Jean Potter, William W. Schuldt, Millicent Jane Ruhl, Gail Patricia Wertz and Pamela Joy Buchanan.

Also survived by seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

During WW II, he served as technical sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and 2 gold stars for extraordinary and meritorious achievement while a member of a Marine medium bomber squadron in Iwo Jima, marcus Islands and Tokyo Bay.

Memorial service will be held at 8 P.M., Thursday, December 6 at J.J. Hartenstein Mortuary, Inc., 24 Second St., New Freedom, PA. Interment will be private. Friends may call at the Mortuary on Thursday from 7 to 8 P.M. in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Bethlehem Steltz Reformed Church, 5890 Steltz Rd., Glen Rock, PA 17327.


William Koppelman

Baltimore Sun, July 19, 1900


Death of William Koppelman—William Koppelman, 17 years old, son of Mr. John H. and Mrs. Annie C. Koppelman, died yesterday at his home in Gardenville, Baltimore county. About two weeks ago the young man was working with a harrow in the field when it fell over on him, one of the teeth piercing his right leg. On Sunday lockjaw set in as a result of the wound. The funeral will be at 2 o’clock Sunday from the home of his parents, Franklin avenue, Gardenville.


Maryland Journal

Towson, MD

21 Jul 1900, pg. 3


William Koppelman—Wednesday, 18th inst., William, aged 17 years, son of John H. and Mr.s. Annie. C. Koppelman, died at the residence of his parents, Gardenville. Several weeks ago while he was engage in running a harrow over a field it fell on him, one of the teeth piercing his right leg. On Sunday lockjaw set in as a result of the wound. The funeral will be at 2 o’clock Sunday from the home of his parents, Franklin avenue, Gardenville.


Hazel I. Duncan Reinecke

Baltimore Sun, 31 Oct 2006, p. 7B


Reinecke, Hazel I.—On October 29, 2006, HAZEL I. DUNCAN of Bel Air, beloved wife of the late Charles E. Reinecke, devoted mother of the late Gerald E., and Dale Sharen Reinecke, mother-in-law of Barbara M. Reinecke, grandmother of Jason E. and his wife Holly Reinecke and Nichole C. Reinecke, great-grandmother of Douglas Reinecke.

Friends may call at the family-owned Evans Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services-Parkville on Wednesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M., where funeral services will be held on Thursday at 1 P.M. Interment Parkwood Cemetery. Memory tributes may be sent to the family at www.evensfuneralchapel.com.


Charles Edward Reinecke

Baltimore Sun, 12 April 1992, p. 7D


Reinecke, Charles—On April 11, 1992, CHARLES (ED), beloved husband of Hazel I. (Duncan) devoted father of Gerald E. and Dale S. Reinecke, father-in-law of Barbara Reinecke, brother of Eleanor Senft, grandfather of Jason and Nichole.

Services at Evans Chapel of Memories, Parkville, on Tuesday at 11 A.M. Interment at Parkwood Cemetery. Visiting on Sunday and Monday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM.


William H. Reinecke, Sr.

Baltimore Sun, 13 Dec 1980, b. B9


Reinecke—On December 11, 1980, WILLIAM H., SR., beloved husband of the late Katherine L. Reinecke, father of William H., Jr., Joyce K. Keefer, and Deborah A. Donnelly, brother of Charles E. Reinecke and Eleanor C. Senft. Also survived by seven grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Services at Evans Funeral Chapel, Parkville, on Monday at 11 A.M. Interment Parkwood Cemetery. Visiting 3 to 5 and 7 until 9 P.M.


Harold George Raab

The News, Frederick, MD, February 12, 1979


Mr. Harold George Raab—Funeral services for Mr. Harold George Raab, 63, of Taneytown who died at his home Wednesday, Feb. 7, were held Saturday, Feb. 10 at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. The Rev. Fr. Paul F. Dolan officiated. Bearers were John Perry, George Arnold, James Small, Charles Koppelman, Harold and Joseph Mulhausen. Burial was in Parkwoods [sic] Cemetery, Baltimore. Arrangements handled by Skiles Funeral Home of Tanyetown.


George S. Rommel

Baltimore Sun, 22 May 1907


Rommel—On May 21, 1907, at Putty Hills, Md., George S. Rommel, in his 86th year. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral, from the residence of his daughter Mrs. Charles Marx, on Thursday, at 9 A.M. Interment at St. Petri Cemetery. [Note: St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Belair Road, Fullerton]


Edith Kraemer Schmidt

York Daily Record, York, PA, 17 Aug 1997


Red Lion—Edith K. (Kraemer) Schmidt, 80, of Red Lion, formerly of Baltimore and Cincinnati, died at 6:30 a.m. Monday at the home of her daughter. She was the wife of George F. Schmidt, who died Jan. 9, 1997.

The service will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Jerusalem Lutheran Church, 4605 Belair Road, Baltimore. Burial will be in Jerusalem Lutheran Cemetery. Viewings will be 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Olewiler and Heffner Funeral Home Inc., 35 Gotham Place, Red Lion, and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the church.

Mrs. Schmidt was born Sept. 15, 1918, in Baltimore. She was the daughter of the late Harry C. and Wilhelmina (Schwarz) Kraemer.

She was an executive secretary at Proctor and Gamble Co. in Cincinnati, retiring in 1987 after 26 years of services. She was a life member of Jerusalem Lutheran Church and former member of Red Lion Country Club.

Mrs. Schmidt is survived by a son, Robert W. Schmidt of Jacksonville, Fla., two daughters, Carole S. Treat of Red Lion and Jean E. Fell of Solon, Ohio; nine grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

Officiating at the service will be the Rev. Constance M. Morrow of Jerusalem Lutheran Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Visiting Nurse Association Hospice, 218 E. Market St., York, 17403, or to Jerusalem Lutheran Church, 4605 Belair Road, Baltimore, Md., 21206.


George F. Schmidt

York Daily Record, York, PA, January 10, 1997, pg. A4


Red Lion—GEORGE F. SCHMIDT, 80, formerly of Red Lion and Cincinnatti, died at noon Thursday at Dallastown Nursing Center. He was the husband of Edith K[raemer] Schmidt. The couple observed their 61st wedding anniversary in August.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Jerusalem Lutheran Church, 4605 Belair Road, Baltimore. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Viewings will be 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the John C. Miller Funeral Home, 6415 Belair Road, Baltimore.

Mr. Schmidt was born Dec. 18, 1916, in Baltimore. He was the son of the late Bessie T. Hoey and Fred Schmidt.

He retired as president of Cin-Fab Corp. in Cincinnatti. He was a member of ASHRAE, SMACNA, Red Lion Country Club and Miami View Country Club.

Mr. Schmidt is also survived by a son, Robert W. Schmidt of Butler, N.J.; two daughters, Carole S. Treat of Red Lion and Jean E. Fell of Solon, Ohio; nine grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Betty A. Simms of York.

Officiating at the service will be the Rev. Dr. Richard Goff.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Mumma Road, Lemoyne.



Anna Elizabeth Soeder Schwarz

Baltimore Sun, April 30, 1957


Schwarz—On April 29, 1957, at her late residence, 2301 Belair road. ANNA ELIZABETH, in her eighty-fifth year, beloved wife of the late John C. Schwarz and devoted mother of Mrs. Minnie Kraemer, Mrs. Katherine Koppelman and Mrs. Marie Krebs, Mrs. Elizabeth Stecker, Mrs. Gertrude Momberger and Mrs. Julia Sauter, and Messrs. William F., Frederick C., Albert A., and George J. Schwarz.

Funeral from the Ullrich Funeral Home, 4210 Belair road, at Parkside drive, on Thursday at 2 P.M. Interment in Jerusalem Cemetery.


Unidentified Local Paper, Summer 1957?


Mrs. Anna Schwarz Headed 5 Generations


Belair Road has lost a life-long member of the community with the passing on April 29th of Mrs. Anna Schwarz of 2301 Belair road. She was in her eighty-fifth year at the time of her death.

Mrs. Schwarz had been a widow for over 40 years and successfully raised ten children who survive her. She is also survived by 24 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren (two were born since her death) and one great-great-grandchild. For just a little over one month, there were five living generations in her family.



John Christian Schwarz

Baltimore Sun, May 5, 1916


SCHWARZ—On May 4, 1916, at 7.15 A.M., JOHN C. SCHWARZ, beloved husband of Anna E. Schwarz (nee Soeder).

Funeral from his late residence, Brehm’s Farm, Sinclair and Loney lanes, on Sunday, May 7, at 2 P.M.


Eleanor Charlotte Reineke Senft

Baltimore Sun, June 24, 2003


SENFT--On June 22, 2003, ELEANOR CHARLOTTE (nee Reineke); beloved wife of the late Harold F. Senft, Jr.; loving mother of H. Gary Senft, Marvin E. Senft, Judith Miller, and Dianne Sweeney. She is also survived by ten grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and one on the way. Friends may call at the family owned Leonard J. Ruck, Inc. Funeral Home, 5305 Harford Road (at Echodale), on Wednesday, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Funeral Services will be held at St. John Lutheran Church, Thursday, at 10 A.M. Interment Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.


Andrew Soeder

Baltimore Sun, October 20, 1964


SOEDER—On October 19, 1964, ANDREW, age 96 years, beloved husband of the late Ella Soeder (nee Cortes), of 618 Marshell road, Glen Burnie Park, formerly of 4 North Monroe street, beloved father of Mrs. Charles E. Milborne, Mrs. William E. Rouse, Mrs. Elmer Phillips, Irma K. Soeder and Mrs. G. Elliott Walter, Andrew C. Soeder; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services at the Wippert Funeral Home, Baltimore and Monroe streets, on Thursday afternoon, at 2 o’clock. Interment in Loudon Park Cemetery. Visiting hours from 4 until 9 P.M.


George F. Soeder

Baltimore Sun, May 21, 1927


SOEDER—On May 20, 1927, GEORGE, beloved husband of Catherine Soeder.

Funeral will take place from her daughter’s residence, Mrs. Anna Schwartz [sic], St. Clair [Sinclair] lane and Loney[‘s] lane, on Monday at 2:30 P.M. Interment in Western Cemetery.

Irma K. Soeder

Baltimore Sun, October 24, 1990, Local Section, pg. 7


SECRETARY, 93—Funeral services were held for former Glen Burnie resident Irma K. Soeder on Oct. 19 at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church. Miss Soeder, 93, died of heart failure on Oct. 16 at Deaton Medical Center.A resident of Glen Burnie for 34 years, she worked as a secretary for USF & G for 35 years.She was a member of St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church (formerly Trinity Lutheran Church) and was active in teaching Sunday School.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.VogtHer sister, Adele S. Philips, died before her.


Dennis Wayne Sterner

Baltimore Sun, 10 Apr 2008


Dennis W. Sterner—On April 8, 2008, DENNIS WAYNE STERNER, devoted husband of Antoinette “Toni” J. (nee Caraffa); devoted son of Ruth E. (nee Raab) Sterner and the late Leighton P. Sterner, Sr.; loving brother of Leighton P. Sterner, Jr., Michael V. Sterner, Barbara McHugh and the late Denise Hardy. Also survived by many lovin gfamily and friends.

Friends may call at the Cvach/Rosedale Funeral Home, 1211 Chesaco Avenue on Friday 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday 9:30 a.m. St. Clement Catholic Church. Interment Gardens of Faith Cemetery.


Leighton P. Sterner, Sr.

Baltimore Sun, 21 July 1981


Sterner—On July 19, 1981, LEIGHTON P., SR., beloved husband of Rugh (nee Raab), devoted father of Denise K. Hardy, Barbara Lynn McHugh, Leighton P., Jr., Dennis W., and Michael V. Sterner, dear brother of Pearl L. Fox and the late Robert H. Sterner. Also survived by six grandchildren.

Visitation Tuesday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. at the Cvach Rosedale Funeral Home Inc., Chesaco avenue. Services Wednesday 9:30 A.M. Interment Cedar Hill Cemetery. Family requests donations to the Johns Hopkins Hospital Oncology Center. [Hanover, Pa. papers please copy.]


Howard Robert Thomas

Baltimore Sun, 15 July 1998, pg. 5B


Howard Robert Thomas, 72, Longtime Railroad EmployeeHoward Robert Thomas, a longtime Baltimore & Ohio and Chessie System railroad employee who enjoyed trains, planes, and automobiles, died Thursday of apparent heart failure at Good Samaritan Hospital.

He was 72 and lived in Glendale.

Known as Bob, Mr. Thomas was born in Baltimore and graduated from Kenwood High School.

During World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps and trained as pilot and a bombardier in Texas. During the 1950s, he drove stock cars on area tracks and maintained an interest in cars, most recently working on restoring a Chevrolet that he had bought new in 1956.

He was a member of Loch Raven United Methodist Church for more than 30 years, and served as its financial committee chairman.

Funeral services were held Monday.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, the former Edna Raab, two sons, Howard Robert Thomas Jr. of Parkville and Kenneth R. Thomas of Baldwin, two brothers, Charles Thomas of Delta, Pa., and John Thomas of Fallston; three grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.


Howard Robert Thomas, Jr.

Baltimore Sun, 10 Dec 2007


Howard Robert Thomas, Jr.--On December 7, 2007 HOWARD ROBERT, Jr "Bob", father of Rob Thomas; beloved son of Edna E. Thomas (Nee Raab) and the late Howard R. Thomas, Sr.; devoted brother of Ken and Debbie Thomas; loving uncle of Ken Thomas, Jr, Kelly Marian, Courtney and Aidan.

Family and friends may call at THE JOHNSON FUNERAL HOME, P.A. 8521 Loch Raven Blvd. (Beltway exit 29-B) on Tuesday from 7 to 9 P.M. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M.; where all are invited to attend Services on Thursday at 11:30 A.M.. Interment Parkwood Cemetery. Donations may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, 8219 Town Center Dr., Baltimore, MD 21236-0025.


Albrecht Vogt

Title of Newspaper unknown, April 1916


Albrecht Vogt—Albrecht Vogt, a truck farmer of Gardenville, died last Saturday at his home after a short illness of pneumonia. He was born in Germany 78 years ago and came to this country when 18 years old. He is survived by a widow, Mrs. Wilhelmina Vogt; three daughters and five sons. The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon from Jerusalem Lutheran Church. The burial was in Jerusalem Cemetery.


Wilhlemine Friederike Vogt

Jersualem Tidings, October 1933


Mrs. Wilhelmine Vogt, died October 25th. She was one of our oldest members. Born 1849 in Germany. When she was 6 years old she came with her people to our community. 1863 she was confirmed in our church by Pastor Maier, of St. Matthew’s Church. She was married to Albrecht Vogt, 1865. They associated with our church 1866, her husband serving the church in many capacities many years. Mrs. Vogt, among many other things was a good neighbor, always willing to help. Her life was crowded with labor, and up to the last weeks she was permitted to be active. Her husband died in 1916. One daughter, Betty preceded her into the life beyond, 38 years ago. She is survived by her sons: John A., George W., J. Edward, Harmon; Leonard and her daughters: Mrs. Carrie Roberts, Miss Catherine Vogt, Mrs. Rose Malwitz, 6 grand children and 2 great grand children. Her funeral took place October 28th, burial at Parkwood Cemetery.


Mary A. “Mamie” Koppelman Reineke Weber

The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 16, 1973


WEBER—On July 12, 1973, MARY A. WEBER, beloved wife of the late William E. Weber and the late William F. Reineke and devoted mother of William E. and Charles E. Reineke and Eleanor C. Senft and sister of Charles D. Koppelman. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral from the Lassahn Funeral Home, 7401 Belair Road on Monday at 1:30 P.M. Interment in Parkwood Cemetery. Visiting Friday from 7-9 P.M. and Saturday and Sunday from 2-5 and 7-9 P.M.


John Worline

The Baltimore Sun, 5 January 1932


Worline—John, on January 3rd, husband of the late Catherine Worline (nee Klein). Formerly of East Hamilton Avenue, Raspeburg, Requiem High Mass St. Anthony’s Church. Interment in Holy Reedeemer Cemetery.