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SCHETTIG, Adam


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    Ebensburg Mountaineer-Herald, 31 Jan 1907, Contributed by Lisa Baker

Death of Adam Schettig

One of the most prominent and respected farmers of Cambria county passed away Friday afternoon at Carrolltown in the person of Adam Schettig aged 71 years. Mr. Schettig had been ill only three or four days, and appeared to be suffering with a heart ailment. His death occurred at 1:25 o’clock.

Adam Schettig was born at Sarah Furnace, Bedford (c)ounty. Almost a century ago Peter Schoenberger erected a number of blast furnaces in Bedford county. His wife’s name was Sarah, and one of the furnaces was named after her. In the vicinity of this furnace a small village sprung up, and it was here that Mr. Schettig was born.

When yet very young he removed with his family to Carroll township, and had been living there ever since. He owned and operated one of the finest farms in the county, everythi(n)g on it being of the most improved order. The farm was located partly in Cambria township and partly in Carroll.

Mr. Schettig’s wife died some years ago. The following children survive: Henry, of St. Mary, Pa.; Albert, the liveryman, of Cresson, Pa.; J. A. and Ambrose M., the hardware dealers of Ebensburg; Amelia C., wife of Harry Bender, of Carrolltown, with whom the deceased had been making his home at the time of his death; Ida, wife of Walter Weakland, of Patton; Anna Mary, widow of John Snyder, of Gallitzin.

The funeral took place Monday morning in the St. Benedict Catholic church at Carrolltown, where a requiem high mass was said. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining the church property.

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