Rev. Levi Wesley Ditch
(1859-1938)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Jennie Stimmel

Rev. Levi Wesley Ditch 2 3

  • Born: 15 May 1859, Williamsburg, Blair, PA 3 4 5
  • Marriage (1): Jennie Stimmel on 11 Oct 1885 in Louisville, Stark, OH 1
  • Died: 17 Sep 1938, Mexico, Miami, IN at age 79 3 4 5
  • Buried: 19 Sep 1938, Mexico: Green Lawn Cemetery, Miami, IN 3

   FamilySearch ID: KJJ6-7BS.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He was educated at Ashland College in 1895 in Ashland, Ashland, OH. 5

2. Occupation: Corinth Brethren Church from 1897 to 1898 in Twelve Mile, Cass, IN. 5

3. Occupation: First Brethren Church from 1898 to 1900 in Oakville, Delaware, IN. 5

4. Occupation: Frist Brethren Church from 1900 to 1906 in Falls City, Richardson, NE. 5

5. Occupation: First Brethren Church of Ankenytown from 1907 to 1909 in Ankenytown, Knox, OH. 5

6. Occupation: North Liberty Brethren Church from 1907 to 1909 in Butler, Richland, OH. 5

7. Occupation: Somerset Brethren Church from 1909 to 1913 in Beaver City, Furnas, NE. 5

8. Occupation: Frist Brethren Church from 1913 to 1914 in Windber, Somerset, PA. 5

9. Occupation: First Brethren Church of Mexico from 1914 to 1919 in Mexico, Miami, IN. 5

10. Occupation: First Brethren Church of Mexico from 1921 to 1922 in Mexico, Miami, IN. 5

11. Obituary: Pharos-Tribune: obituary of Rev. L. W. Ditch on 17 Sep 1938 in Logansport, Cass, IN. 4 Rev. L.W. Ditch, 79, resident of Mexico for the past 23 years and former minister of the local Brethren Church for 8 years passed away at 5:15 o'clock Saturday morning (September 17) at the home of a daughter Mrs. Alice Keyes here. Rev Ditch had been in failing health for the past years and had been ill with complications during the past seven weeks.

The deceased was born May 15 1859 in Pennsylvania the son of David Ditch and Catherine Smith. He was married in 1884 in Louisville, Ohio, to Jennie Stimmel and moved here 23 years ago. He has been in retirement for the past 16 years.

Surviving are the following children: Mrs.Alice Keyes, Mrs. Ethel Beecher, Michigan City; Arthur B of Canton, Ohio and Manson M of Buffalo, New York; three brothers: Emery Charles of Meadville, Pennsylvania, Grant and John of Alliance, Ohio, and two sisters: Martha Hoppes of Alliance, Ohio, and Ella Ditch of Meadville, Pennsylvania.

Funeral rites will be conducted from the local Brethren Church at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon (September 19) with Rev. J.G. Dodds, pastor, officiating. Burial in the Greenlawn cemetery. The body was removed to the Kline Funeral Home in Denver where friends may call until the hour of the funeral.


Levi married Jennie Stimmel on 11 Oct 1885 in Louisville, Stark, OH.1 (Jennie Stimmel was born on 25 Dec 1867 in , , OH 4 and died on 9 Sep 1905 in Goshen, Elkhart, IN 6.)


Sources


1 Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958 (www.familysearch.org), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XDD4-23G Levi W. Ditch and Jennie Stimmel, 11 Oct 1885; citing Stark, Ohio, reference 2:3R7FND4; FHL microfilm 0878196.

2 Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, IN) (http://www.pharostribune.com/), 17 Dec 1978, obituary of Ethel Beecher.

3 Find A Grave, http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=92267411.

4 Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, IN) (http://www.pharostribune.com/), 17 Sep 1938, obituary of Rev. L. W. Ditch.

5 The Brethren Church (Ashland, Ohio, 44805.), History of Rev. Levi W. Ditch, http://history.brethrenchurch.org/details.php?MID=214.

6 FamilySearch.org, Indiana Death Index, 1882-1920, City Health Office, Goshen, Ohio. Book CH-1, page 95. Jennie Ditch, died 9 Sep 1905, Goshen, age 38.



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