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Obituaries - Gunter

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(husband of MARGARET GUNTER)
b. February 7, 1802
d. January 8, 1888
a. 85 yrs. 10 ms. 29 dys.
Headstone (shared)

“Died. In this place Sunday morning, January 8, 1888, William Gunter, aged 85 years, 10 months and 29 days. He had been a long time resident of this place. Four sons and one daughter—all adults, survive him, viz.; William, Richard and John of this place; and Mrs. Joseph Stewart, of Lonaconing. Deceased died yesterday at the residence of his son John.” [FMJ 11-4-1888, p. 4]

b. April 11, 1870
d. August 20, 1872
a. 2 yrs. 4 ms. 9 dys.

The surname on Anthony’s headstone is spelled as “EVERLINE”. Father Conrad (see below) and son, however, are buried in adjacent plots.

b. September 1847
d. November 24, 1918
a. 70

“Mrs. Conrad Haberline [sic], who had been an invalid many years, died Sunday night, aged 70. She is survived by five daughters: Mrs. William Gunter, Mrs. Elizabeth Krouse, Mrs. Christian Fisher, Mrs. Elias Street and Mrs. John Krouse; also four sister, Mrs. James Sloan, Mrs. Joseph Hooyer, Mrs. Andrew Entler and Mrs. George Shombert, and one brother, Joseph Eberly. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 o’clock from the home of Mrs. Elizabeth Krouse. Rev. Theo. Beckmeyer, pastor of Zion Evangelical Church, will officiate.” [CET 11-26-1918, p. 6]

Mrs. Haberlein was buried in Percy Cemetery, according to the records of Zion Evangelical Church. Although the graves of her husband (Conrad) and son (Anthony) are marked by headstones, her grave has none.

b. October 18, 1831
d. November 12, 1901
a. 68

“Conrad Haberlein, a veteran of the Civil War, died at his residence, this place, Tuesday morning, November 12, 1901, of a complication of diseases. He was born in Ebn KurHessan [sic], Germany, October 18, 1832 and was, therefore, in the 69th year of his age. He landed in Baltimore May 3[?], 1855. Two days later he came to Frostburg, where he has since resided. April 19, 1861, he enlisted as a private in Company A, Thirteenth Regiment of Ohio Volunteers. He took an active part in several of the most important engagements of the war, receiving a gunshot wound at the battle of Chickamauga. He was also a captive in Libby prison. He received an honorable discharge at Chattanooga, Tenn., June 26, 1864. February 8 [1?], 1866, he married Miss Caroline Eberly, of this place, who with 8 children survive—Mrs. William Gunter, Mrs. Christian Fisher, Mrs. Conrad Krouse, Mrs. John Krouse, Mrs. Elias [S]treet, and Messrs. Conrad, Charles and William Haberlein, all of this place. Funeral services were held at the house Thursday at 2 p.m.; interment in the Percy cemetery.” [FMJ 11-16-1901, p. 2]

Mr. Haberlein’s marriage to Caroline Eberly is noted in the ALLEGANIAN for 2211866, using the spelling “HAVERLINE”.

The records of the Frostburg Museum contain a copy of Mr. Haberlein’s request for a pension to the Department of the Interior in 1898 when he was about 67 years old. He claimed to have contracted asthma while lying wounded for three days on the battlefield at Chickamauga and was using that as the basis of his request. More than likely he suffered from black lung disease since mining had been his primary occupation in earlier years. The Special Examiner for the Department of the Interior who was investigating the claim called Mr. Haberlein “nothing more than a wreck” and supported the speedy granting of the claim. However, the Special Examiner seemed to suspect that it was “miners asthma” rather than the war injury which was the cause of Mr. Haberlein’s ill health. Given the the advanced state of Mr. Haberlein’s ill health, his age, the fact that he had not worked in several years, and that he had a large family, the recommendation to support the claim was probably a charitable action on the part of the Examiner. There seems to be further confusion over the spelling of Mr. Haberlein’s surname. “Haverlaud” is the name listed on the pension claim. and “Haberland” may be another alternative. In any event, Mr. Haberlein was illiterate. On the pension claim documents, he made his “mark” to indicate his signature.

(son of JOHN and MARY HAGER)
b. February 2, 1877
d. November 9, 1878
a. 1 yr. 9 ms. 7 dys.

See Hager Family Chart in Chapter 5.

(first wife of JOHN HAGER)
b. 1843
d. before 1874

Mrs. Hager was born in Baden, Germany.

Related to Johns line, according to Catherine Thomas, but the relationship is not clear.


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Anthony E. Crosby and Michael R. Olson


Collection Location:
Frostburg, Md

Original Size:
28 x 22 cms

Cemeteries, Maryland, Frostburg; Obituaries, Maryland, Frostburg. .

Frostburg (Md.), 1800-1972

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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