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David Cornelius UNRUH

David Cornelius UNRUH[1]

Male 1871 - 1936  (65 years)

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  • Name David Cornelius UNRUH 
    Born 8 Mar 1871  Antonovka, Volhynia, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Health Died of a stroke. 
    History Had 2 sons by his first marriage. Five sons and five daughters by his second wife (Lena Nightingale).
    Obituary - David C. Unruh, Father, was born in the village Antonofka, Russian Poland March 8, 1871. When he was about two years old, his father, Cornelius Unruh, died, leaving mother with 3 sons. Then in 1874 they left Russia, and with many others immigrated to America and settled in McPherson County, Kansas, where under the hardships of pioneer life he grew to manhood. In the year 1890 he was married to Susie Voth. This union was blessed with one daughter and two sons. The daughter died in infancy. After sharing joys and sorrows somewhat over three years, his wife was called to the better world, leaving him and two sons bereft. November 9, 1895, he was married to me, Helena Nightingale, (the now sorrowing widow). To this union were born five sons and 5 daughters.
    Our efforts to make a living for the family found us living in different parts of Kansas, and the winter of 1900-01 was spent in Minnesota, then back again to Kansas. November 1915 we moved from Greensburg, Kansas to our farm near Chickasha, Oklahoma, where we have resided since. Father had felt for many years to repent of his sinful life and serve God, whereunto God also gave Grace that we could find peace thru a sincere repentence and conversion and upon confession of Faith we were baptized and added to the Church of God in Christ, (Mennonite), by Minister A.G. Ensz, January 18, 1914, Father has tried to live a Christian life, he often felt and confessed his faults and shortcomings and especially of late feeling (as he often said lately) that he would soon have to leave us, his great concern was for the children that they might also serve God, so that all could meet in Heaven. October 18 he woke up about 4 o'clock in the morning and he and mother talked until about 5:30. When he arose he stepped to the floor and fell down saying he had such a headache, mother should help him back to bed, for he feared he had a paralytic stroke. After this he was unable to speak and soon fell asleep from which he did not awake anymore, at 12:10 p.m. he breathed his last, reaching the age of 65 years, 7 months, eleven days. Father has left us and we sorrow, hardly being able to believe that he is gone, and our only consolation is that he has gone home. He leaves to mourn, his widow, Helena (Nightingale) Unruh seven sons, Albert, Leslie, Clyde, Walter and Clarence; five daughters; Mary, Anna, Carrie, Pearl, and Rosetta twenty-five grandchildren, one great grandchild, two brothers; Jacob and Tobias four step-brothers: Henry, Peter, John, Fred Ratzlaff; and many relatives and friends.
    Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, October 22, 1936. After a short service in the home the remains were taken to the Plainview church where despite the steady rain a large number had gathered, including many relatives and friends from different parts of Oklahoma and Kansas. Brother minister Reuban Koehn spoke words of consolation and prayed in the home; he also opened services in the church. Minister Brother Carl Dirks chose for text 1 Samuel 20: 3 - the last clause ...as the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, there is but a step between me and death. And 1 Corinthians 15: 21, 22 - For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
    The remains were laid at rest in the nearby cemetery. We express our heartfelt thanks to all for their sympathy and kindness shown us in our bereavement and loss.
    Mother and children.
    This was printed in the Messenger of Truth November 1936 (the exact date and volume is not known). 
    Immigration 26 Dec 1874  Vaderland; Philadelphia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Reference Number 248da 
    Died 19 Oct 1936  Verden, Grady, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • at 12:10 p.m.
    Buried 22 Oct 1936  Plainview Mennonite Cemetery, Verden, Grady, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I39207  Reid Family
    Last Modified 24 May 2014 

    Father Cornelius UNRUH,   b. 20 Mar 1848, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1874  (Age 25 years) 
    Mother Maria NIGHTINGALE,   b. 20 Mar 1848, South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1911, Coy, Woods, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married Abt 1864  South Russia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F26650  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Susanna VOTH,   b. Abt 1872,   d. Abt 1893  (Age ~ 21 years) 
    Married 24 Dec 1890  McPherson, McPherson, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F38881  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Helena NACHTIGAL,   b. 31 Mar 1878, Galva, McPherson, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1974, Montezuma, Gray, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 9 Nov 1895  Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Anna UNRUH,   b. 29 May 1901, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 2000, Livingston, Merced, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 99 years)
    Photos
    Unruh, David C.-1871 & Nightingale, Helena-1878 (~1935)
    Unruh, David C.-1871 & Nightingale, Helena-1878 (~1935)
    Family ID F26651  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Dec 1890 - McPherson, McPherson, Kansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Nov 1895 - Kansas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Oct 1936 - Verden, Grady, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 22 Oct 1936 - Plainview Mennonite Cemetery, Verden, Grady, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Unruh, David Cornelius-1871 (~1935)
    Unruh, David Cornelius-1871 (~1935)

    Headstones
    Unruh, David C.-1871 (HS)
    Unruh, David C.-1871 (HS)

    Ships
    S.S. Vaderland-1873
    S.S. Vaderland-1873
    Built by Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co, Jarrow-on-Tyne. She was a 2,748 gross ton ship, length 320.5ft x beam 38.5ft, one funnel, three masts, iron construction, single screw and a speed of 13 knots. Launched on 21st Aug.1872 for the Red Star Line of Antwerp, she sailed from Antwerp on her maiden voyage to Falmouth, Halifax and Philadelphia on 20th Jan.1873. On 25th Mar.1873 she started her first Antwerp - Philadelphia direct sailing and on 29th Nov.1876 commenced her first Antwerp - New York voyage. Between 1877-87 she sailed between Antwerp and New York or Philadelphia, starting her last New York voyage on 26th Oct.1887, subsequently sailing to Philadelphia until in March 1889 she was sold to French owners and renamed GEOGRAPHIQUE. She was sunk in collision in Oct.1889.

  • Sources 
    1. [S247] Genealogical Registry and Database of Mennonite Ancestry (GRANDMA 4.0), (Published by the Genealogy Project Committee of the California Mennonite Historical Society; 4824 East Butler Avenue, Fresno, California 93727-5097; Phone (559) 453-2225).

    2. [S258] Kirchen Buch fuer die Canntonn-Mennoniten Gemeinde im Caeunty Mecsfersen, Pg. 31.

    3. [S109] Brothers in Deed to Brothers in Need, compiled and edited by Clarence Hiebert, (published by Faith and Life Press, Newton, Kansas, 1974.), Pg. 199.