Monday, November 17, 2014

Leopold Guth Obituary

Leopold Guth was my third great-grandfather. A volunteer graciously saved a copy of his obituary to his Find A Grave page. The obituary is from the local newspaper, The Clarion Democrat and was transcribed by Sally Jordan Reed.

GUTH Leopold - June 15, 1905

Leopold Guth, one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of Clarion, died very suddenly Tuesday evening, June 13, 1905, at 10:30 p.m., of heart failure, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Valentine Huefner, on South Seventh Avenue. Mr. Guth was born in Simonswald, Baden, Germany, November 14, 1830. When but a young man he came to this country, and lived for several years at Shippenville and Callensburg. On January 20, 1853, he was united in marriage with Teresa Loll, who died September 4, 1904. In 1855 he moved to Clarion. January 20, 1903, he and his wife celebrated the golden jubilee of their marriage at the Catholic Church in this place.

Mr. Guth is survived by the following children; Leopold, Ridway; Anthony C., East Brady; Mrs. Edwin Buhl and Mrs. Frank Gatesman, of Myersdale; Mrs. Valentine Huefner, Mrs. J.W. Selker and Frank, of Clarion; and Joseph, John and George, of New Castle. One child, named Teresa, died in 1871. The funeral services will be conducted Friday morning at 9 o'clock, in the church of Immaculate Conception, by Rev. Father Deckenbrock, and interment will be made in the Catholic Cemetery.

Mr. Guth was one of the first settlers of Clarion and was well known throughout the entire county. He followed the watchmaker's and jeweler's trade during his entire life, having learned the trade in Germany. During the many years he was in business he became acquainted with and made friends of a great many people who will regret to learn of his sudden death.

Michelle M. Murosky: The Guth Collection &emdash; Leopold Guth
Leopold Guth

Leopold Guth is my 3rd great-grandfather.  He is the father of Frances Philomena Guth. The line extends to her daughter Frances Philomena Selker, to my paternal grandmother Mary Eugenia McDonald. 


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