Sprunger, Abraham A,

Sprunger, Abraham A,

Male 1841 - 1906  (65 years)

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  • Name Sprunger, Abraham A,  [1
    Born 22 Feb 1841  Corgemont, Arrondissement administratif Jura bernois, Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Sep 1906  Berne, Adams County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried MRE Cemetery, Berne, Adams County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I61459  Sackett
    Last Modified 5 Jan 2021 

    Father Sprunger, Abraham B.,   d. Unknown 
    Children
    +1. Sprunger, Abraham A,,   b. 22 Feb 1841, Corgemont, Arrondissement administratif Jura bernois, Bern, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1906, Berne, Adams County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     
    Family ID F25002  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Neuenschwander, Magdalena,   b. 1855,   d. 1931  (Age 76 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Sprunger, Alfred A,,   b. 7 Jun 1880, Adams County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1941, Adams County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    Last Modified 5 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F25001  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sprunger, Alfred A, - 7 Jun 1880 - Adams County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Sep 1906 - Berne, Adams County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - MRE Cemetery, Berne, Adams County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 2), 6 Jan 2021.
      Memorial ID 54998900
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/54998900

      Abraham A Sprunger
      Birth 22 Feb 1841
      Switzerland
      Death 24 Sep 1906 (aged 65)
      Burial
      MRE Cemetery
      Berne, Adams County, Indiana, USA

      Decatur Democrat, Adams County, Indiana
      Thursday, Sept. 27, 1906

      WELL KNOWN OVER COUNTY
      Had Lived Here Over Fifty Years and Was Very Successful in Business Dealings

      Abraham A. Sprunger, president of the Bank of Berne, and one of the most successful business men of the county, died at his home at Berne last night at eleven o'clock. He was sixty-five years old and had lived in Adams county fifty-two years. He suffered from an attack of lagrippe last spring and never fully recovered, for six weeks having been quite sick with heart trouble and dropsy. Since last Friday his death had been hourly expected. The funeral services will be held Thursday morning at nine o'clock from the Mennonite church at Berne. The Berne Witness today published the following account of Mr. Sprunger's life:
      "Abraham A. Sprunger was born February 22, 1841, on Corgemontbreg, Canton Bern, Switzerland. He was the second oldest of a family of eight children, of whom three, the oldest, the late Dr. Peter A. Sprunger, and two younger ones, Katharine and Jonas, together with the parents, preceded him in death. He came to this country with parents and brothers and sisters on July 6, 1854, settling first in Wayne county, Ohio, and removing to this place on October 4th of the same year.
      "On November 22, 1862, he was married to Anna Sprunger, daughter of Abraham Sprunger, deceased. (Thus Abraham A. Sprunger, whose father's name was Abraham B. Sprunger, had an Abraham Sprunger as father-in-law.) To this union was born one son, Levi A. Sprunger, after which his mother died on April 4, 1864.
      "Mr. Sprunger married again on January 11, 1866, taking for his companion a daughter of John Luginbill, deceased, Maria Moser, then a widow with two children, Levi Moser and Mrs. Sarah Lehman. This union was blessed with three children, Lydia, wife of Burkhart Lehman; Samuel A., and Emma, wife of David F. Lehman. On December 14, 1872, his second wife died, and on May 3, 1873, Mr. Sprunger again entered matrimony by taking to himself a third wife, Magdalena Neuenschwander, daughter of Abraham Neuenschwander, deceased. Of the eight children, which were the offspring of this union, two died, Alina and Ferdinand, and six are still living, Mary, wife of Edwin Gilliom; Albert; Alfred; Amelia, wife of Hiram Baumgartner; Hiram and Ella. All his children are living in Berne or in the vicinity.
      "The deceased is survived by two brothers, Fred living north of Berne and Rev. John A., now at Birmingham, O., and three sisters, Mrs. Samuel Lehman and widow Anna Liechty in Berne and Mrs. Christian J. Sprunger at Woodburn, his wife, ten children and twenty-six grandchildren. Two grandchildren died.

      **

      Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
      Allen County, Indiana
      September 27, 1906

      BANK PRESIDENT DIES AT BERNE

      BERNE, Ind., Sept. 26 - Abraham A. Sprunger, president of the Bank of Berne, and a successful business man along other lines, is dead of the grip, which he contracted last spring. He was sixty-five years old and a native of Corgemontberg, Canton Berne, Switzerland. He lived in Adams county fifty-two years, and was a conspicuous member of the Mennonite church.
      He leaves a widow, ten children and twenty-six grandchildren.

      Researched by Ted Smith


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