Catherine Near Cribbs and David Cribbs
David Cribbs, was born 16 Jan 1816 in Monroe, Clarion Co., PA. He died 10 Jul 1880 in New Bethlehem, Clarion Co., PA. Abt 1841 he married Catherine Anna Near, the daughter of Lewis (Ludvig) H. Near/Neir and Anna Catherine Elizabeth. She was born 17 Mar 1819 in Hessen, Germany, and died 14 Jan 1891 in New Bethlehem, Clarion, PA. Both David and Catherine are buried in New Bethlehem, Clarion Co., PA.
They were the parents of the following children:
Charles W. Cribbs, born Jan 1845 in
Sarah Ann Cribbs, born Jan 1848 in
Mary Catherine Cribbs, born Jan 1852 in
Elizabeth M. R. Cribbs, born 7 Aug 1854
Jane Elizabeth Cribbs, born 1862 in
Obituaries of David Cribbs and Catherine Anna Near Cribbs
Catherine A. Cribbs
Mrs. Catharine Cribbs, of New Bethlehem, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. McCormick, East Brady, on the 14th inst. in the 73rd year of her age, and was buried at New Bethlehem on the 16th. Mrs. Cribbs leave 6 grown sons and daughters and hosts of relatives and friends who sincerely mourn their loss. Her children are: Hon. J. L. Cribbs, D. F. and C. W. Cribbs of New Bethlehem, Mrs. R. B. Lyle of Brookville, Mrs. D. McCormick and Mrs. Pontius of East Brady. The deceased had been a faithful member of the M. E. church from childhood and her faithful and consistent life won for her the esteem and respect of all with whom she came in contact. The friends have our sympathies in their time of bereavement. --- Clarion Democrat, Jan. 29, 1891
Death of Mrs. C. A. Cribbs:
On last Wednesday morning Jan. 14th, at 7:15, occurred the death of Mrs. C. A. Cribbs, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. McCormick, on Broad Street, where she has been an invalid from a stroke of paralysis for nearly 3 years, her left side being affected, rendering her helpless as a child.
Mrs. Cribbs was born in Germany March 17th, 1818, [had to actually have been 1819 - the same year her family came to the US], and when but six months old her parents came to America. Her husband died some 10 years ago and was buried in the family burying ground at New Bethlehem. In her childhood she united with the M. E. Church, and has been faithful follower of the Master throughout her whole life. She fill asleep last Thursday and when death came knew no pain.
Deceased leaves 6 grown up children, 3 boys and 3 girls, who deeply mourn her loss as only persons can when mother is gone: Mrs. R. B. Lyler (Lyle?) of Brookville, Mrs. D. McCormick and Mrs. Pontious, both of East Brady, and Messrs. D. F., C. W., and J. D. Cribbs, of New Bethlehem.
Services will be held in the M. E. church of this place, Thursday morning at 9 o'clock, after which the remains will be taken to New Bethlehem for internment, alongside of her husband. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to members of bereaved family, and in doing so voice the sentiments our entire community.
Rev. F. H. Beck Presiding Elder of this district, will have charge of the funeral services. --- East Brady Review
The funeral of Mrs. Catharine Cribbs, whose death we noticed last week, took place from the M. E. church on Fridy forenoon. The services were conducted by Rev. Beck, assisted b y Rev. Nickle. Members of the East Brady M. E. church choir had charge of the music.
Large bodies of friends and relatives assembled to pay their last respects to the dead, to whom our people had become endeared during the thirty years in which she had been a resident of this place. This ends the last chapter in the life this estimable lady, who will be missed by many friends both here and elsewhere, and no doubt the master, in whose steps she has so faithfully trod has said: "Well done, thou good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joy of the Lord." --- Clarion Republican
DIED: At New Bethlehem, July 10, 1880, of apoplexy, David Cribbs, aged 64 years and 6 months. --- Clarion Democrat, Aug. 19, 1880
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