James Buchanan Dittenhafer


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1. Elizabeth Margaret Heintzelman

James Buchanan Dittenhafer 1 2 3

  • Born: Nov 1856, , , PA 1 3
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth Margaret Heintzelman
  • Died: 31 Jan 1941, Gettysburg, Adams, PA at age 84 1 3
  • Buried: McKnightstown: Flohr's Lutheran Church, Adams, PA 3

   FamilySearch ID: 2W7B-5X3.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Butler Twp., Adams, PA. 4 The 1900 census recorded James Diffenhafer, farmer, 44, born Nov 1856, living with wife Elizabeth, 38, Nov 1862; Howard, 16, Sep 1884; Wilda, 14, Sep 1886; Myrtle, 12, Oct 1889; Esta, 7, Jan 1893; and Daniel, 2, Jul 1898. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

2. Residence: on 9 Sep 1918 in Goodyear, Cumberland, PA, USA. 5

3. Obituary: Star and Sentinel: obituary of James B. Dittenhafer on 8 Feb 1941 in Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 6 James B Dittenhafer, 84, a native of Adams county, died in the Warnersville state hospital, January 31, at 2:00 from a complications of diseases.
The deceased was a son of the late George and May (Weaver) Dittenhafer and spent most of his foe in the county, living for about 20 years near Goodyear. He was a member of the Goodyear Lutheran church and had been a day laborer.
Surviving are his widow; six children, Howard, Philadelphia; Mrs. Francis Beamer, Bendersville; Mrs. Victor Kumpf, Boyertown R2; Mrs. Oscar Starner, Gardners R2; Daniel, Highspire, and James, St. Albans, Long Island; 16 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Clayton Harman, York Springs RD.
Funeral services were held fro the Routsong funeral home, Bendersville, Tuesday morning at 10:00. Interment at Flohr's cemetery.

James married Elizabeth Margaret Heintzelman. (Elizabeth Margaret Heintzelman was born on 23 Nov 1862 in , Adams, PA,1 7 died on 16 Jun 1944 in Bendersville, Adams, PA 1 7 and was buried in McKnightstown: Flohr's Lutheran Church, Adams, PA 7.)


1 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "FamilySearch," database, FamilySearch (http://new.familysearch.org : accessed 10 Apr 2014), entry for Howard Cleveland Dittenhafer, person ID 2W7B-RXZ.

2 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 49524. Howard Cleveland Dittenhafer. Father James Dittenhafer. Mother Elizabeth Heintzelman.

3 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6877734.

4 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MS1C-FL1 James Dittenhafer, Butler Township, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 7B, family 160.

5 United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K623-XJ8 Howard C Dittenhaffer, 1917-1918.

6 The Star and Sentinel (Gettysburg, PA) (Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania), 8 Feb 1941, obituary of James B. Dittenhafer.

7 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6877736.

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