Lillie Minerva Hartzell
Peter Sylvanus Hartzell
Married: 14 Dec 1872
Sentinel, August 15, 1935
Mrs. B.F. Hartzell, Logan County Resident Since 1883, Passes On
Eleanora Diehl was born at Easton, Pennsylvania, September 30, 1850,
and departed this life at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lillie Bailey,
near Logan, Nebraska,, on Friday, August 9, 1935, at the age of eighty-four
years, ten months and ten days.
On December 14, 1872, she was united in marriage to Benjamin F. Hartzell.
To this union were born two children, Mrs. Lillie Bailey, and Peter
Hartzell who passed away at the age of eighteen months. Mr. Hartzell
also has passed away, preceding his wife by twelve years and four days.
Mr. and Mrs. Hartzell moved to Logan county, Nebraska, in 1883, locating
on a homestead near Logan. They resided continuously in this county
from that time until the end of their earthly lives. They did much
t aid in the upbuilding of the community. Generous, public spirited
and hospitable, Mrs. Hartzell endeared herself to all who knew her.
Mrs. Hartzell in her youth became a Christian and joined the German
Reformed Church. During the balance of her life she was a good Christian
and was active in the work of the church as long as her health would
She leaves to mourn her departure one daughter, Mrs. Lillie Bailey,
nine grandchildren and eight grandchildren and a host of friends.
Relatives from a distance who were here Sunday to attend the funeral
of Mrs. B.F. Hartzell included a niece, Miss Laura Hartzell, of Lincoln
and nephews, Walter Hartzell, of Chicago and Joe and George Frailey
The funeral rites were held Sunday afternoon at the Gandy Methodist
Church with rev. C. L. Carpenter in Charge. Mrs. Lane Adams, Miss Shirley
Adams, Albert Ensign and W.E. Hill sang several beautiful hymns with
Mrs. Fay Teitjens as pianist. The pallbearers were Orrin Ricketts,
R.V. Wall, Ayer Young, Lane Chappel, Bert Smee and Edgar Smee. Interment
was at the McCain cemetery.