Name: George Washington SENSENBAUGH
Given Name: George Washington
Birth: 22 Feb 1857 in Montgomery County, Oh
Death: 19 Jan 1934 in Cerro Gordo, Il
Burial: 21 Jan 1934 West Frantz Cemetery, Il
Change Date: 3 Jun 2001 at 10:06:14
Death of Geo. W. Sensenbaugh
In his home in Cerro Gordo, Ill., on the eve of Jan. 19, the end of a devoted life came to Father Sensenbaugh. He was born near Dayton, Ohio, on Feb. 22, 1857, and at the time of his death was 76 years, 10 months and 27 days old. For nearly sixty years he lived in the bounds of the Oakley and Cerro Gordo churches. He united with the church when a young man and filled many positions faithfully, serving as treasurer of the District Mission Board of Southern Illinois for over twenty years. He was a man of strong convictions and punctual in keeping his appointments.
He was married Aug. 19, 1877, to Catherine Blickenstaff who survives with one daughter, four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, seven brothers and one sister. A daughter and a son preceded him.
Funeral services were conducted in the Cerro Gordo church by Eld. G. O. Stutman. Thus another father in Israel has left us, but we are the richer for the example of Christian service and fatherly advice.
Thursday, January 25, 1934
George W. Sensenbaugh Dies in Family Home, Jan 19th
George W. Sensenbaugh died at his home in Cerro Gordo, Friday evening, January 19, after an illness of three weeks.
Funeral services were held from the Church of the Brethern in Cerro Gordo, Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. G. O. Stutsman and Rev. Geo. W. Miller.
The pall bearers were James E. Clayton, P. J. McClure, W. B. Bowen, D. D. Blickenstaff, Elmer Krall and Noah Stalder.
Music was furnished by a male quartet from the church, composed of Arnold Henricks, Ira Cripe and Willard and Herbert Christner.
The services were without display and no flowers by request of the family.
The burial was in the west Frantz cemetery.
George W. Sensenbaugh son of Adam and Elizabeth Sensenbaugh was born in Montomery County, near Dayton, Ohio, on Feb. 22, 1857, and died at his home in Cerro Gordo, Ill., January 19, 1934, aged 76 years, 10 months and 27 days. He came to Illinois from Indiana at the age of 17 years, and had lived in this vicinity and Oakley nearly sixty years.
He was unitied in marriage to Catherine Blickenstaff, Aug. 19, 1877 and to this union were born three children, Mrs. Lydia Heckman, of Cerro Gordo, and Emma and Jesse, both deceased.
He united with the Church of the Brethren at the age of 19 and actively assisted in the church work until prevented by sickness. For over 20 years he had served as treasurer of the District Mission Board of Southern Illinois. He was much interested in Sunday school work and was teaching a class until his last illness began.
He was a man of strong convictions and always stood for them. He was careful and painstaking in all his understandings, honest in his dealings and industrious in his habits.
He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. I. D. Heckman; four grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. He also leaves seven brothers and one sister; Jacob, of Indiana; John, of Decatur, Ill.; Henry and Zimri, of California; James and Mary, of Iowa; Enos, of Oakley, and Andrew, of Cerro Gordo. Besides these, he leaves many more distant relatives and a large circle of friends and acquaintances who will miss him in the future family reunions of earth.
The end came after intense suffering for three weeks from heart trouble. He called for an anointing service and fully committed himself to God's will.
The funeral was attended by a large and sympathetic audience.
Father: George Adam SENSENBAUGH b: 4 Feb 1825 in Md
Mother: Elizabeth WOLF b: 17 May 1830
Catherine BLICKENSTAFF b: 13 Mar 1855 in near Pyrmont, in
- Emma SENSENBAUGH b: 25 Aug 1881 in Oakley, Il
- Lydia SENSENBAUGH
- Jesse F. SENSENBAUGH b: 5 May 1886 in Oakley, Il