Memorial service for Ella Cassel Booz (9/20/1898 - 4/21/1987).
Full service (47 min).
Excerpt: Rev. Nevin H. Zuck's comments (10 min)
Memorial service for Kathleen Baugher Bryer (4/30/1928 - 9/27/1992).
service (47 minutes)
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first Baugher in America
was Johannes Georgius Baugher
(aka John George, or Hans George) who was born
March 29, 1725
June 9, 1791
. He was born in Niederlinxweiler, Nassari,
Germany. He sailed from
and arrived in
October 23, 1752
aboard the ship Rawley. He became minister of the Conewago settlement in
December 16, 1752
. He accepted a pastorate in
New York City
; his final sermon at Conewago was delivered on
May 1, 1763
and was based on Philippians 1:27,28 (Only let your conversation be as it
becometh the gospel of Christ: that whether I come and see you, or else be
absent, I may hear of your affairs, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one
mind striving together for the faith of the gospel; And in
nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of
perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God.
Through his life he organized between 100 and 150 Lutheran churches. In 1774
his annual salary was $96. He eventually returned to
in 1768 where he remained active until 1784. Originally buried at St. Michael's
Church, he was reinterred in 1856 to St. John's
Baugher married Anna Elizabeth (Schwab) Baugher, who was born on
December 4, 1728
in Giessen, Oberhessen,
Germany. She died on
December 7, 1790
and, like her husband was originally buried at St. Michael's
and reinterred in 1856 to
She lies beside her husband, one of
their sons - John Frederick Baugher - and his wife, Anne Catherine Baugher.
One of the 10 children of Johannes Georgius Bager and Anna
Elizabeth Schwab Baugher was John Frederick Baugher, who was born on
August 29, 1754
and died on
April 6, 1831
. He married Anne Catherine (Mattere) Baugher
(4/25/1761-8/20/1826) and was a tanner. This couple had 14 children between 1781
and 1804; their youngest child was Henry Louis Baugher (1804-1868), who gave the
's Gettysburg Address. John Frederick Baugher and Anne Catherine Mattere Baugher
are buried side by side at
beside his parents.
Baugher was born on
June 18, 1804
to John Frederick Baugher and Anne Catherine Mattere Baugher. He graduated from
in 1826. When his mother died a few months later on August 20, 1826 he
abandoned plans to study law with Francis Scott Key. Instead, he entered first
the Princeton Seminary and then the Lutheran Seminary in
Gettysburg. From 1850 until 1868 he was president of
, which was later named
He was the president at time of
Battle of Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863) during the American Civil War (1861-1865).
He remained in his home during the battle while it was used as a Confederate
He delivered the benediction at
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address on
November 19, 1863
: "O Thou King of kings and Lord of lords, God of
the nations of the earth, who, by Thy kind providence, has permitted us to
engage in these solemn services, grant us Thy blessing. Bless this consecrated
ground, and these holy graves.
the President of these
, and his Cabinet.
Governors and the Representatives of the States here assembled with all needed
grace to conduct the affairs committed into their hands, to the glory of thy
name, and greatest good of the people. May this great nation be delivered from
treason and rebellion at home, and from the power of enemies abroad.
And now may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God our
Heavenly Father, and the fellowship of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.
Henry Louis Baugher died on
April 14, 1868
One of the children of Henry Louis Baugher was
D. Nesbit Baugher (not
pictured here). He was born in 1836 and graduated from
in 1853 and briefly attended medical school. He later studied law and was
admitted to the Bar in 1857. Soon after the outbreak of the Civil War, he joined
the Union army, mustering on November 20, 1861
. He served as a First Lieutenant with Co. B, 45th Regiment, Illinois
Volunteers. The 45th Illinois Infantry Regiment, under Col. John E. Smith, was
part of U.S. Grant's Army of Tennessee, First Division (Maj. Gen. John A
McClernand), Second Brigade (Col. C. Carroll Marsh). D. Nesbit Baugher was
wounded seven times at the Battle of Shiloh (April 6-7, 1862). One of Shilohs
23,746 casualties, he died from his wounds in hospital at Quincy, Illinois on
May 16, 1862.
John Baugher Bryer at
PA graves of
(3/29/ 1725-6/9/ 1791)
Anna Elizabeth (Schwab)
(12/4/ 1728-12/7/ 1790)