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Bechtel, William B. (1835-1902)

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Christlicher Bundesbote obituary: 1902 Jul 31 p. 6

Birth date: 1835

text of obituary:

Bechtel. — Am 15. Juli 1902 zu Bally, Pa., William B. Bechtel im Alter von 67 Jahren und 25 Tagen. Die Beerdigung fand am 18. auf dem Union Friedhof statt. Im Hause und in der Kirche wurde der Leichengottesdienst geleitet von Pred. A. S. Schelly, unterstützt von A. S. Mack und S. M. Musselman. Der Verstorbene war eine besondere Stütze in der Gemeinde, auf dessen liebevolle Teilname und kräftige Mithilfe in irgend einer Arbeit des Reiches Gottes der Prediger stets rechnen konnte. Er war der letzte einer Familie von 3 Brüdern und 1 Schwester.

The Mennonite obituary: 1902 Jul 31 p. 6

Bechtel. — On July 16, 1902, at Bally, Pa., William B. Bechtel, aged 67 years, 25 days. On the 18th his body was committed to the earth in Union cemetery with appropriate services at the house and the Mennonite church conducted by the Pastor, A. S. Shelly, assisted by A.S. Mack, and S. M. Musselman. Deceased was one of the mainstays of the church on whose helpful sympathy and active assistance the pastor could always count in every good work in the Master's cause. He was the last of a family of three brothers and one sister, and in his own family he is survived by his daughter-in-law and two grandsons, one of whom opened his eyes to the light of this world a week after the grandfather had closed his.

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