Jacob Mellinger Hershey

Male 1855 - 1923  (68 years)


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  • Name Jacob Mellinger Hershey 
    Born 11 Mar 1855  Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Dec 1923  LaJunta, Otero County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I644955227  Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2013 

    Family Mary Emma Eby,   b. 03 Jul 1861, Intercourse, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1944, LaJunta, Otero County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 24 Nov 1880  Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Emma Elizabeth Hershey,   b. 11 Aug 1881, Boyertown, Berks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1939, Buenes Aires, Argentina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     2. Elmer Jacob Hershey,   b. 25 Jan 1884, LaJunta, Otero County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Charles Owen Hershey,   b. 6 Feb 1887, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1952  (Age 65 years)
     4. Eva May Hershey,   b. Jul 1889, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Paul John Hershey,   b. 12 Feb 1891, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1977, LaJunta, Otero County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     6. Isaac Eby Hershey,   b. 21 Dec 1893, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1984, Gulfport, Harrison County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     7. Martha Anna Hershey,   b. 10 Mar 1900, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Jul 1993, Denver, Denver County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     8. Mary Esther Hershey,   b. Infant,   d. Infant
     9. Park E Hershey,   b. Abt 1903, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F557254815  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Mar 1855 - Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Nov 1880 - Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Dec 1923 - LaJunta, Otero County, Colorado Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Hershey.-Jacob M. Hershey passed out of this life to his home beyond, Dec. 26, 1923; aged 68 y. 9 m. 15 d. Bro. Hershey was born at Leamanplace, Pa., March 11, 1855. In 1880 he was married to Mary Eby, to which union were born eight children. One son, Park, preceded him in death. Those surviving of his immediate family are his wife, Mary Hershey, and seven children, namely: Elmer and Isaac, living in Mississippi, Mrs. J. W. Shank of Trenque Lauquen, Argentina, S. A., Mrs. Alvin Evers of Holbrook, Colo., Dr. Chas. O. Hershey of Chicago, Ill., and Martha and John at home. Bro. Hershey united with the Mennonite Church in 1893, to which he was faithful till death. On account of failing health he with his family moved westward, settling at La Junta, Colo., in 1906. He was superintendent of the Mennonite Sanitarium at La Junta for seven years, 1909 - 1916. Bro. Hershey expressed his readiness to depart and that all was well with his soul-a blessed condition. When our loved ones leave us with a hope like this, we need not mourn-only live so that we, too, can express that blest state of reconciliation and sometime meet them "over there." Funeral services were held at the La Junta Mennonite Church, conducted by Bro. Allen H. Erb who very fittingly used that text of promise, John 14:3, and beautifully portrayed that blessed "place" prepared for all those who are faithful to the end. Interment in the La Junta cemetery.


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