His obituary reads:
Christian Mellinger, a venerable patriarch of Mountville,
township, died last evening between 10 and 11 o’clock, in the 92nd
year of his age, of dropsy, with which he had been but a short time affected.
Mr. Mellinger was a native of this county, a farmer by profession, and led a
quiet and homely life; and yet by his frugality, industry and skill in farming
acquired a very considerable fortune, estimated at from $80,000 to $100,00. He
was an upright, honorable man, highly esteemed by all who knew him. He was a
widower, and for some years past has lived with one of his sons. He was a
member, we believe, of the Old Mennonite church. His surviving family consists
of four sons and six daughters, all of whom are married. His funeral will take
place on Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock.
Sunday’s Obituary is a genealogical prompt of GeneaBloggers.
© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015