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BENSHOFF, Catherine (Snyder)

    Johnstown Tribune, 08 Sep 1919, Contributed by Brian Cartwright


Mrs. Benjamin Benshoff, Aged 82 Years Passed Away Saturday Night Near Seward

Funeral Here Tuesday

Mrs. Catherine Snyder Benshoff, widow of Benjamin Benshoff, died between 10 and 11 oclock Saturday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Catherine Hunt, in East Wheatfield Township, Indiana County, where she had been living since last Thursday, when she left Johnstown in company with her son, Eli Benshoff, and family, of New Milford, O., who came here in their automobile to spend a few weeks among relatives. She expected to return home last evening. Mrs. Benshoff, who was 82 years of age, was seized with a coughing spell shortly after 10 oclock Saturday night and died before a physician could be summoned. The body was brought to Johnstown last night and taken to the Benshoff home, 140 Third avenue, Westmont, by the John Henderson Company. The funeral will take place at 2:30 oclock tomorrow afternoon, the services to be conducted by the Rev. J. Fremont Watson, pastor of the Somerset Street Brethren Church, with burial in Grandview Cemetery. Catherine Snyder was born in Blair County, this State, in 1837, and came to Jackson Township, this county, with her parents, Christ and Barbara Snyder in 1844. Her father died in Jackson Township and her mother at the Benshoff home in Rosedale Borough. Miss Snyder and Benjamin Benshoff, one of the early settlers of Rosedale, were married in this vicinity many years ago by Bishop Solomon Benshoff, of the Dunkard Church, who was an uncle of Benjamin Benshoff. The latter dies in Rosedale, September 29, 1907, and three years ago his widow located on Westmont. Mrs. Benshoff is survived by the following children: Eli Benshoff, New Milford, O.; Mrs. Mary Stuver, Akron; Miss Rachael, at home; Benjamin F. Westmont; Mrs. F. M. Goughnour, Seventh Ward; Mrs. J. C. Lewis, Twenty-first Ward; Mrs. Charles Hunt, of near Seward; John W. Seventh Ward; David and Lewis, Nineteenth Ward, and the Rev. William C. Benshoff, pastor of the First Brethren Church of Altoona. In addition, a brother and two sisters survive as follows: Henry Snyder, Michigan; Mrs. Susan Ford, Jackson Township; and Mrs. Eli Ream, Michigan, together with a large number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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