The Shippensburg Chronicle Thursday AM 31 MCH 1887
"Death of Mr. George Daihl
Another of the older citizens of Shippensburg, and an honored member of the Reformed Church, has been called to his rest.The subject of this short sketch was born near Newburg, in the year of our Lord 1809.When he was 5 years of age his father died, and he was placed in the home of his uncle George Daihl, near Middle Spring, for whom he was named, where he remained until he was 18 years old.Leaving his uncle’s home, he came to Shippensburg, and apprenticed himself to James Sturgis, Esq., to learn the trade of a hatter.Having faithfully served his employer, for the time agreed upon, he went to Southampton township, Franklin county, where he worked for the farmers by the day, for about two years.Having a desire to see something of the world, he took a trip West, and as in those days, there were no railroads, and the staging was tedious, he walked the entire way, but not being fascinated with the western wilds, he returned after some time, and was married.He took up his residence again in Southampton township, laboring among the farmers, and taking care of his earnings.Leaving Southampton, to the hope of bettering his conditions financially, he removed to Green township, where he resided for a period of fifteen years, and in the Winter of 1859 he purchased the Peter Cramer farm, and consequently returned to Southampton in the Spring of 1859.Mr. Daihl here settled down as an industrious farmer, attending to the business of his farm personally, and each year adding to his store of worldly goods.He continued to reside on the farm from April 1859 to April 1886 – for a period of twenty-seven years, and moved to Shippensburg one year ago.
Mr. Daihl was the father of nine children, eight of whom are now living – namely F.A. and Rupley, of this place, David residing on the Nevin farm, about one mile north of town, George in the state of Indiana, Simon residing about two miles east of this place, Reuben on the old homestead, and Mary E., wife of Jacob Reber and Maggie, wife of David W. Plasterer.
About the time of Mr. Daihl’s purchasing the farm, and during the pastorate of Rev. F. A. Rupley, he, with his wife united himself with the Reformed church, of which he remained a consistent member until the day of his death.During his life he was known as an upright and honest citizen.He was honored by his friends and the community because of his straightforwardness in all his transactions, and his uniform kindness to all, especially the poor.
Since December 1886, he has been confined to his bed, having been paralyzed in the left side , and was therefore helpless.Though suffering much bodily pain during his illness, he yet bore all with Christian resignation, and anxiously looked forward to the time when he would be called to rest.On Friday morning, March 25, 1887, at half-past seven o’clock his bodily sufferings were ended, and his spirit went up to God who gave it.
His funeral took place on Monday morning at 10 o’clock, from the Reformed church of Shippensburg, and the services were conducted by his pastor, Rev. J. David Miller, assisted by Rev’s Dr. Blessner and McCarrel.
George Daihl was born October 30th, 1809, died March 25, 1887, aged 77 years, 4 months and 25 days.
Peace to his ashes."