daughter of Rudy
Seth's parents Rudy & Elizabeth Metzler Basinger
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Gertrude's parents
Pauline's parents
Enos Longanecker and Lena (Morris) Longanecker
Henry's parents
Seth and Gertrude (Ziegler) Basinger
OF PRE. PETER BASINGER
Our aged brother and minister, Peter Basinger, answered the summons of death at the home of his son, Jacob, in Columbiana, O., February 22nd, 1901, at 7:30 o'clock P.M. He suffered with lagrippe about two weeks and with the infirmities of old age, he could not withstand the disease.
He was born in the Canton Dell See., Alsace, France, Oct. 15th, 1812, and came to this country with his parents when only eight years of age and settled in Virginia. The voyage was made in a sailing vessel, spending two months on the ocean. At the age of twenty-one he came to Mahoning (then Columbiana) county, and sixty-five years ago married
Maria Blosser
, who died April 24th, 1894. From the time of his marriage, nearly his whole life was spent on his farm near Calla, O. He could speak and read four languages, viz: French, Swiss, German and English. He was a minister in the Mennonite Church for nearly fifty years. Many a time have we heard our aged brother, with limbs trembling, exhorting us to come to Jesus and be faithful. He often preached against pride and fashions, saying they would do no good in this world nor in the world to come. Only three Sundays before he died he preached to us saying this may be the last time be would stand before us. And so it was, God calling him to his reward for which he labored so faithfully. Seven children survive him, three having preceded him in death. He had thirty-five grandchildren and forty-seven great-grandchildren; also three sisters and one brother living. He was buried Feb. 25th, 1901, at Midway Mennonite burying ground. A large number of people met to pay the last tribute to one whom they had learned to love and respect as a Christian. His age was 88 years, 4 months and 7 days. Bro. A.W. Harrold, of the Brethren Church read the Scripture lesson. Bro. Allen Rickert offered prayer and Bro. L.J. Buchwalter, of Dalton, preached the sermon from the last clause of Psalm 17:15. I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness. A few remarks were also made by Bro. John Burkholder.
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Henry R. Basinger and Pauline I. Longanecker.
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Basinger
Longanecker
Ziegler
Morris
Scovil
Peter Basinger
Rudy's father, Peter Basinger
1812-1901
OF PRE. PETER BASINGER
Our aged brother and minister, Peter Basinger, answered the summons of death at the home of his son, Jacob, in Columbiana, O., February 22nd, 1901, at 7:30 o'clock P.M. He suffered with lagrippe about two weeks and with the infirmities of old age, he could not withstand the disease.
He was born in the Canton Dell See., Alsace, France, Oct. 15th, 1812, and came to this country with his parents when only eight years of age and settled in Virginia. The voyage was made in a sailing vessel, spending two months on the ocean. At the age of twenty-one he came to Mahoning (then Columbiana) county, and sixty-five years ago married
Maria Blosser
, who died April 24th, 1894. From the time of his marriage, nearly his whole life was spent on his farm near Calla, O. He could speak and read four languages, viz: French, Swiss, German and English. He was a minister in the Mennonite Church for nearly fifty years. Many a time have we heard our aged brother, with limbs trembling, exhorting us to come to Jesus and be faithful. He often preached against pride and fashions, saying they would do no good in this world nor in the world to come. Only three Sundays before he died he preached to us saying this may be the last time be would stand before us. And so it was, God calling him to his reward for which he labored so faithfully. Seven children survive him, three having preceded him in death. He had thirty-five grandchildren and forty-seven great-grandchildren; also three sisters and one brother living. He was buried Feb. 25th, 1901, at Midway Mennonite burying ground. A large number of people met to pay the last tribute to one whom they had learned to love and respect as a Christian. His age was 88 years, 4 months and 7 days. Bro. A.W. Harrold, of the Brethren Church read the Scripture lesson. Bro. Allen Rickert offered prayer and Bro. L.J. Buchwalter, of Dalton, preached the sermon from the last clause of Psalm 17:15. I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness. A few remarks were also made by Bro. John Burkholder.
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Henry's parents
Seth and Gertrude (Ziegler) Basinger
Pauline's parents
Enos Longanecker and Lena (Morris) Longanecker
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Gertrude's parents
Enos' parents
Simeon Longanecker & Hannah (Kahler)
Lena's parents
Ida Belle (Scovil) & Zacharias Morris
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Seth's parents Rudy & Elizabeth Metzler Basinger

This page is maintained by Eileen Stewart,
(granddaughter of Henry and Pauline), and
was last updated on August 20, 2007

Henry Ziegler Farm behind North Lima Mennonite Church
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daughter of Rudy
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Ida Belle's parents
Lemuel and Sarah Scovil
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Newest Update: August 20, 2007