SELLERS/MONT CO, PA
Wed, 26 Dec 2001 16:05:33 -0600
marie sellers hollinger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Town and Country
Pennsburg, Montgomery County, PA
Saturday - December 21, 1901
Mahlon A. SELLERS, Berks county's oldest retired landlord,
died on Monday at
his home, 3211 Powelton avenue, Philadelphia, aged 83 years.
His remains were
taken to Hamburg Thursday morning, and services and
interment took place at
Zion's Church, Windsor Castle. Deceased was a landlord over
50 years. He was
born at Sumneytown, this county, Aug. 22, 1818, and was a
son of Tobias
SELLERS. At the age of 18 Mr. SELLERS entered the printing
office of Enos
BENNER in Sumneytown, and learning the trade of a printer,
followed it until
1845. From 1841 until 1845 he published the Hamburg
Schnellpost, when he sold
out to Chas. BENSEMER, who learned the trade with Mr.
SELLERS. Then deceased
moved to Windsor Castle, where he went to farming and into
business. He was engaged in it over 50 years, up to the time
retirement from active life some years ago. The hotel of
which he was
landlord is one of the very oldest in the county. It is
tradition that liquor
was sold there long before the Indians moved away. It is
said that Indians
exchanged furs there for "fire water." Deceased was elected
justice of the
peace for Windsor, and held the office over 40 years, with
the exception of 3
years, when he was Clerk of Quarter Sessions for Berks. In
1856 Mr. SELLERS
had the Windsor Castle postoffice established, and was
He held this office for many years. During the Civil War he
was detailed at
every call of the President to fill the quota of his
township and returned
with a satisfactory report. Deceased was a member of
Chandler Lodge No. 227,
F. and A.M. Mr. SELLERS was the father of 12 children, 5 of
whom died when
they were young.
Subject: SNYDER--Rebecca, Catharine, Jacob
John SELLERS (1836-1903 m. probably abt 1852 Catharine "Kitty" SNYDER).
They removed to Vermilion Co., IL about 1860, and Catharine died there about 1873.
Records in the Berks Co. Orphans Court (1877) contain petitions of the five
minor children of the deceased Catherine SNYDER SELLERS stating that they
have an interest in a share of the estate of their mother, Rebecca --- Snyder,
who died in Berks Co. The Court is requested to appoint a guardian to look
after the children's interest in their mother's estate. Jacob SNYDER of Penn
Twp., Berks Co., identified as the children's uncle, is appointed their guardian.
Does anyone know who this SNYDER family might be? The SELLERS lived in the Womelsdorf/Marion Twp. area. If the names of Catharine's children might provide a clue, the "non-Sellers" names were William Hoffman, Emma and Sarah Jane.
Any help with this family will be appreciated.
Judy in TN
Sellers, Andora E. Feb 20, 1852
Sellers, Anna Sophia Dec 20, 1860
Sellers, Clara L. 18-Dec-17
Sellers, Franklin 1870
Sellers, Harry Jul 30, 1875
Sellers, Leah 22-Jan-01
Sellers, Lenus Theobold Oct 10, 1885
Sellers, Mahlon A. 16-Dec-01
Sellers, Washington Mar 31, 1864
Zeller, Ellen (nee Edris)
Zeller, Emma M.
Zeller, Florence E.
Zeller, Florence M.
Zeller, Harry I.
Zeller, Howard Franklin
Zeller, Irvin W.
Zeller, Levi A.
Zeller, Marilyn J.
Zeller, Mary (nee Schucker)
Zeller, Samuel D.
Zeller, Sarah (nee Rank)
Zellers, Adelaide A.
Zellers, Alice M.
Zellers, Charles L.
Zellers, Delilah Ruth
Zellers, Elizabeth H.
Zellers, Jacob D.
Zellers, John S.
Zellers, Mabel E
Zellers, Millie S.