Samuel Kemberling obituary
SUDDEN DEATH – On Thursday morning last Mr. Samuel Kemberling, of Frankstown township, rose in apparent good health.Having attended to the feeding of his pigs he cut a lot of grass for his horse and took the same to the barn.Soon after some of the members of his family heard a cry of distress; they found that Mr. K. had partially fallen to the floor of the barn, but was holding to the stall with one arm.He was at once removed to the house where he directed his friends to bathe his feet and apply something to his head.A messenger was dispatched in haste to Williamsburg for Dr. -, who lost no time in hastening to the bedside of the stricken man.
Upon removing him to the house Mr. Kemberling’s friends discovered that his entire left side was paralyzed.He was as yet perfectly conscious, directing the efforts to give him relief, and complaining of nothing save a severe pain in his right hand.Gradually, however, he grew worse, the power of speech forsook him first, then he lost consciousness, and about nine o’clock the vital spark fled.
Mr. Kemberling was about sixty-one years of age and leaves a wife and four or five children to mourn his sudden taking off.He was a consistent member of the Lutheran church for many years past, and was highly respected by all who knew him.His moral remains were laid to rest in the Cemetery near Frankstown on Friday afternoon last.He did the work which was appointed him to do, he hath entered into that eternal rest that remaineth to the people of God.
Altoona Tribune 3 July 1878