Gabriel Fleck 1 2
- Born: Abt 24 Sep 1820
- Marriage (1): Rebecca Stoner on 26 Feb 1846
- Died: 31 Oct 1891 about age 71
- Buried: St. John's Lutheran Hospital
Gabriel Fleck, father of Prof. Harry S. Fleck, was born September 24,
1820, on the old homestead, where he spent his life, his death occurring
October 31, 1891. He was a man of intelligence and good judgment, frequently
was elected to responsible town offices, and was looked upon as a responsible
and representative citizen. He was very active in all matters pertaining to
St. John's Lutheran Church, serving as a member of its select council and in
his last sickness, which was one of great suffering, displayed the patience
and resignation of a sincere Christian.
The following children were
born to Gabriel and Rebecca Stoner: Ira S., Eli F., J. Mosheim, Lindley N.,
Mary Elizabeth, Clara J., Cyrus L., Sallie J., Harry S., John S., Clair C.
and David C. Ira S. is editor of a newspaper and lives in Russell, Kansas,
where he has been prominent for some thirty years, serving as county clerk
and also as a member of the Kansas legislature. He married Sarah Fleck. Eli
F. is engaged as a clerk in a Tyrone business house. He married Annie
Hunter. J. Mosheim died in infancy. Rev. Lindley N., D.D., is a
distinguished member of the Lutheran clergy residing at Newry, Pa., and
married Emma Henderson. Mary Elizabeth became the wife of C. H. Jones,
assistant passenger agent for the Pennsylvania Railroad at Tipton, Pa. Clara
J. is the wife of Benner Culp, who is in the railroad shops at Altoona. Rev.
Cyrus L. has been pastor of the Lutheran Church at Reiglesville, Pa., for the
past twenty-three years. He married Annie Leas. Sallie J., who died in 1903,
was the wife of J. Howard Lotz, of Sinking Valley. John S., who resides on
the old home farm in Sinking Valley, served with the rank of sergeant in the
Spanish-American War. He married Annie Krider. Clair C., who resides on the
Russell Crawford farm adjoining the old homestead, married Ella Warfel. David
C. is engaged in the contracting business at Altoona and married Annie Carls.
Gabriel married Rebecca Stoner, daughter of Christian Stoner and Mary Neff, on 26 Feb 1846. (Rebecca Stoner was born on 2 Mar 1826 in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, USA, died on 23 Apr 1902 and was buried in Saint Johns Lutheran Cemetery, Tyrone, Blair County, Pennsylvania, USA.)