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TEETER, John, Sr.
|Cambria Freeman, 26 Feb 1904, Contributed by Patty Millich|
|John Teeter Sr.|
John Teeter, Sr., one of the oldest and best known residents of West Taylor Township, died at 11:30 o'clock last Friday night of a complication of diseases incident to advanced age. He had been in failing health for several years and bedfast the past four weeks. Deceased was aged eighty years old and eighteen days, says the Johnstown TRIBUNE.
Mr. Teeter was born in Bedford county and came to Cambria county in his youth, passing the balance of his long life in Jackson and West Taylor townships as a farmer. On January 26, 1847, he was united in marriage with Rachel Benshoff, a daughter of Eli and Elizabeth Benshoff, deceased of West Taylor Township and this union was blessed with ten children, nine of whom survive as follows: Elizabeth, wife of John Stoner of the Twenty-first Ward; David, Benjamin and John Teeter, all of West Taylor Township; Susan, wife of W. W. Slicks of Pittsburg; Eli Teeter of No. 716 Kennedy avenue; Mary, wife of Louis Krone of 17th street; Rachel wife of Ephriam Shafer of Rosedale and Daniel Teeter, single and at home. Sarah, who was the wife of William Stutzman of Defiance O, was the twin sister of Susan and died at her home in the Fourteenth Ward of Johnstown some years ago. Mrs. Teeter, wife of the subject of this sketch, died in March, 1883.
Mr. Teeter was a member of the German Baptist Church all his adult life. The funeral took place Sunday afternoon, the cortege leaving the house for the Benshoff German Baptist Church at 8:30 o'clock, the Rev. Abram Fyock conducting the services. Interment was in the Benshoff cemetery in West Taylor Township.