Elizabeth Margaret Heintzelman


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1. James Buchanan Dittenhafer

Elizabeth Margaret Heintzelman 1 2 3

  • Born: 23 Nov 1862, , Adams, PA 1 3
  • Marriage (1): James Buchanan Dittenhafer
  • Died: 16 Jun 1944, Bendersville, Adams, PA at age 81 1 3
  • Buried: McKnightstown: Flohr's Lutheran Church, Adams, PA 3

   FamilySearch ID: K88L-Y87.

  Noted events in her 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 Elizabeth Margaret (Heintzelman) Dittenhafer on 22 Jul 1944 in Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 6 WOMAN, 81, DIES OF BROKEN NECK IN FALL SUNDAY
Mrs. Elizabeth Margaret (Heintzelman) Dittenhafer, 81, was found dead shortly before noon Sunday at the foot of a flight of stairs at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Francis M. Beamer, Aspers R. D., when members of the family returned from church.
A broken neck caused death and apparently the injury was suffered when the aged woman, who was blind, fell down a flight of stairs leading from the first floor to the second floor of the home. The body was discovered by a ten-year-old grandson. Dr. C. G. Crist, county coroner, investigated.
Mrs. Dittenhafter had resided at the Beamer home for the last four years. Her husband, James Dittenhafer, died in 1941. The deceased was a native of Franklin county, but spent most of her life in Adams and Cumberland counties. She was a daughter of the late Andrew and Mary (Deardorff) Heintzelman and was a member of the Goodyear Lutheran church.
Services Wednesday
Surviving are these children, Howard O. Dittenhafer, Philadelphia; Mrs. Beamer, with whom she resided; Mrs. Victor Kumpt, Boyertown R. D.; Mrs. Oscar Starner, Gardners R. 2.; David R., Highspire, and James O., Chevy Chase, Maryland. There are 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. These brothers and sisters also survive; Edward and Harry Heintzelman, both of Gettysburg R. 2; Mrs. Effie Willet, Hanover, and Mrs. Meade Hamilton, Altoona.
Funeral services from the Routsong-Dugan funeral home in Bendersville, Wednesday morning at 9:30 o'clock with the Rev. George W. Harrison, Bendersville Methodist pastor, officiating. Interment in Flohr's church cemetery.

Elizabeth married James Buchanan Dittenhafer. (James Buchanan Dittenhafer was born in Nov 1856 in , , PA,1 7 died on 31 Jan 1941 in Gettysburg, 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=6877736.

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), 22 Jul 1944, page 3. Obituary of Elizabeth Margaret (Heintzelman) Dittenhafer.

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

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