NameElam Howry Brackbill
Birth7 Jul 1839
Death5 Apr 1924
Burial8 Apr 1924, Hershey Mennonite Cemetery5
Occupationschool director
FatherBenjamin Brackbill (1803-1891)
MotherSusanna Howery (1814-)
Brackbill. - Elam H., son of the late Benjamin and Susanna Brackbill, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., July 7, 1839; died April 5, 1924, at his home in Kinzer; aged 84 y. 8 m. 28 d. He was afflicted with a complication of diseases. He lived in the neighborhood of his birthplace until death. He became a member of Hershey's Mennonite Church in early years remaining faithful until the end. On Dec. 8, 1869, he was united in marriage to Barbara Hershey, who preceded him to the spirit world four weeks before. He became sick one week after the death of his companion. The last two weeks of his sickness he had great suffering, but bore it all patiently, never complaining. He was very lonely after his companion died. Whenever her name was mentioned, tears came to his eyes. Realizing the end was near, he gave his children "good-bye" and expressed a desire to meet them in a better world. We feel assured he has gone to be with his loving companion. He will be greatly missed by the family, the Church, and all who knew him. He is survived by two sons (one son having died in infancy), 5 daughters, 34 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; also one brother and one sister. Funeral services were held April 8, conducted by Bishops C. M. Brackbill and A. L. Martin at Hershey's Mennonite Church. Texts, Job 7:7-9; Phil. 1:23,24. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.6
Birth1 Aug 1848
Death8 Mar 1924
FatherChristian Hershey (1813-1896)
MotherMagdalena Metzler (1824-1906)
Marriage8 Dec 18695
ChildrenChristian E. (1871-)
 Susan E. (1872-)
 Magdalena H. (1874-)
 Ida E. (1876-1930)
 Anna M. (1879-)
 Harry G. (1881-1967)
 Esther S. (1883-)
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