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Bartel, Heinrich (1878-1966)

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Mennonite Weekly Review obituary: 1967 Jan 5 p. 5

Birth date: 1878 Jun 23

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● Funeral services for Heinrich Bartel, 88, were held Dec. 27 at the Hillsboro M. B. Church with Rev. Elbert Koontz, pastor of the Hillsboro First Mennonite Church officiating. Mr. Bartel died Dec. 23 at the Salem Home for Aged in Hillsboro. He was born in the Brudertal community and lived in the Hillsboro area most of his life. Two daughters and two sons and their families survive.

Mennonite Weekly Review obituary: 1967 Feb 2 p. 13

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Heinrich Bartel was the oldest son of Leonhard and Agnetha Funk Bartel. He was born on June 23, 1878, in Marin County, Kansas, in the Brudertal community. On June 7, 1897, he was baptized by elder Wilhelm J. Ewert and became a member of the Brudertal Church. On March 5, 1903 he was united in marriage to Mary Nickel.

They lived on the farm near Hillsboro, with the exception of four years during which they lived near Texline, Texas. Our parents were privileged to celebrate their silver wedding anniversary in 1928 and their golden anniversary in March of 1953. Many times they thanked the Lord for His goodness towards them. In 1953 father and mother became members of the First Mennonite Church in Hillsboro.

In 1960 it became necessary that the parents retire from the farm, so they made their home with their daughter Anna and Frank Wiens in Inman. After mother's death in August 1962, father lived with his children. In July of this year he became a resident of the Home for Aged in Hillsboro.

Father enjoyed good heath most of his life and was a hard and willing worker. Recently it was necessary for him to spend eight days in the hospital. On Dec. 23, 1966 only two days after his return to his room at the Home, he passed away quietly at the call of his Lord. he reached the age of 88 years and six months.

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