Janis' Genealogy Obituaries - Augustus Bechtel

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Augustus Bechtel


  • Born: 11 August 1832
  • Died: 23 July 1900
  • Father: George S. Bechtel
  • Mother: Catherine Levengood
  • Spouse: Catherine Bucher


Pottstown Daily Ledger, Tuesday, July 24, 1900

Augustus L. Bechtel, Stowe

Augustus L. Bechtel, of Stowe, died at 3:30 yesterday afternoon, aged 67 years. The direct cause of his death was inflamation of the bowels super-induced by the excessive heat of last week. He became ill on Friday last, but was not compelled to take his bed until about 9 o'clock on the morning of the day he died. He was an old and estimable citizen and ex-school director of Pottsgrove township, and was employed as an engineer at the Warwick Iron Company. Mr. Bechtel is survived by a wife, Catherine, and the following children: Ephraim, of Kenilworth; Hannah, wife of George S. Malsberger, of Pottstown; Jefferson, of Stowe; John, of Pottstown; Emma, wife of William Sassaman, of Bramcote; Rosa, wife of Irvin Scheffey, of Pottstown; Richard, of Stowe; and Morris, living at home. Hannah, wife of Ephraim Yergey, of Glasgow, is the only surviving sister. Mrs. Jacob Miller, who died July 6, in this borough, was also a sister.