Solenberger Bible

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments,
New York, American Bible Society, 1869. Not in Hills,
but a very common ABS 8vo edition.

This Bible is in lovely condition, except for a page
that was accidentally ripped out by really cute toddler
before I could stop her. Cringe. The binding is still
intact with some scuffing, and the bottom of the spine
is a little ragged.

PERSI references an article in the Brighton Genealogy
Society Newsletter, November 1987, that appears to be
exactly this Bible ("Solomon Solenberger Bible, OH-IL").
I have not seen the newsletter, but possibly it has more
information about this Bible's history.

There is a lovely silk embroidered bookmark in this Bible,
with two flags crossing, one American.

Transcribed by and in the possession of Tracy St. Claire,


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[Page One -- Family Record Marriages. This page is done in
lovely Fraktur script with an illustration that I thought
was printed on the page.]

This Certifies that Solomon Solenberger, and Christina
Stauffer, Were by me joined together, in Holy Matrimony.
at the residence of the Brides Parents, Ogle County, Illinois,
the Eighteenth day of Aug, One Thousand Eight Hundred and
Seventy. according to the Law of the State. David Miller

[Page Two -- Births]

Solomon Solenberger Born Sept. 30th 1848 near Canton Ohio
Stark Co

Christina Stauffer Solenberger Born Jan 2nd 1851 in Jay Co

[Page Three -- Births]

Edwin Solenberger Born Dec 8th in the year of our Lord
Eighteen Hund And Seventy six 1876

Harvy Solenberger Born April 15th in the year 1879

John Solenberger Born December 19th in the year 1890

[Page Four -- Paper Tipped in]

Edith Reeves Solenberger Born May 21st 1886

Katharine Kennedy Solenberger Born Feb 24th 1887

Donald Money Solenberger Born December 22, 1922

James Kennedy Solenberger Born July 26, 1937

Alan Dewar Solenberger

Philip Stauffer Solenberger

[Page Five -- Reverse of Page Four]

Gertrude Solenberger Born Mar 13th 1904

Willard Solenberger Born Feb 28th 1906

Helen Solenberger Born Mar 9th 1907

Mary Solenberger Born Feb 6th 1911

Born April 24th 1878
[italics are in pencil, added later]

John D. Solenberger Born Sept 4th 1914

Robert Reeves Solenberger Born Sept 14th 1916

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Added 2/2004 -- Obituary of John D. Solenberger


Mr. John D. Solenberger, 89, of 1300 Locust, died at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (January 6, 2004) in Blessing Hospital.

Born September 4, 1914 in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, John was the son of John and Katherine Kennedy Solenberger. He married Dorothy Montgomery in 1936. He married Mary Elizabeth Gebler in 1951. She died in 1983. He married M. Elaine Shull on April 19, 1985 in Quincy. She survives.

Mr. Solenberger was a member of First Presbyterian Church where he served as a Deacon. He was also a member of the Quincy Noon Optimist Club, Toastmasters Club, Lampe Hi Rise Kitchen Band, Volunteer Voices and was active with the Boy Scouts of America. He enjoyed driving and watching the eagles at the river.

Mr.Solenberger received a B. S. Degree in Business in University of Pennsylvania. He was employed with the United Way for 34 years, serving as the Executive Director of the Adams County United Way from 1969 to 1979 and then was the Executive Director of the Adams County Senior Citizens Council until his retirement in 1985.

Survivors include his wife, M.Elaine Solenberger; a daughter, Susanne Miller and her husband Andy of Geneva, IL.; four sons, Alan D. Solenberger and his wife Sylvia of St.Petersburg, FL., Michael S. Solenberger and his wife Lisa of Aiken, S. C., Daniel J. Solenberger and his wife Nancy of Chesapeake, VA. and Phillip Crane; a step son, Terry Sanders of Quincy; 17 grandchildren, Amy Cathey, Sam Miller, Bryan Miller, Karie Smith, Ryan Sanders, Amy Courtouis, Alex Sanders, Matthew Solenberger, Christopher Solenberger, John Solenberger, Laurie Grant, Christine Walden, Brian Solenberger, Lisa Solenberger, Kathy Bullister, Scott Crane and Cheryl Bartran; 20 great grandchildren; a sister, Virginia Hickman of Brevard, N. C.; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Solenberger was preceded in death by his parents; a wife, Mary Elizabeth; and a son, James K. Solenberger.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:00 in the First Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Rod Bakker. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home and Saturday from 12:00 Noon until the time of services at the First Presbyterian Church.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church or the Boy Scouts of America.