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6 JAN 1882
Submitted by Lisa Baker

Mary Burgoon -- Died December 27, 188l in Clearfield Township, Wife of Andrew Burgoon, in the 69th Year of Her Age. Deceased was born and raised in the vicinity of Loretto, and commenced life with her husband in 1838, within a short distance of the home in which she died. Of course she shared the hard work incidental to the clearing of a home in this mountainous region, which was then almost a wilderness. She as well as her husband was noted for hospitality. In the expressive language of the settlers of forty years ago "their latch string was always out." About 30 years ago she took upon herself the care of a crippled and weak-minded brother, to whom she was obligated to devote a considerable part of every day she was able and up until her death. This she did with a sisterly care and devotion which admits a few parallels, and although he has brothers who have gained wealth and distinction, he was no doubt happier, more contented and more blessed in her humble home than all their wealth could have made him. Her funeral, attended by many friends and relatives took place at St. Augustine on the second day after her death. May she rest in peace.

Friday, 10 Feb 1882
Submitted by Lisa Baker


Our sincere and heartfelt sympathies are extended to Mr. Eugene Litzinger, of Loretto, who mourns the loss of a priceless treasure, his well beloved and excellent wife having died very suddenly of heart disease on last Sunday morning. We hoped for the usual obituary notice from some source, but having failed to receive it we can do no more than announce the death of this good lady, who was a daughter of Mr. Peter Bertram, a well-known citizen of Carroll township, and was aged, we presume, about 34 years. She leaves four little children, the youngest of whom, a mere infant, is said to be in delicate health. That God may comfort and console our bereaved friend and grant rest eternal rest to the soul of his beloved wife is the earnest prayer that now ascends to the Throne of Grace from hundreds of sympathizing hearts.

Friday, 17 Feb 1882
Submitted by Lisa Baker

Mrs. Margaret McGaughey, wife of Mrs. Matthew McGaughey, of Munster township, whose interment in the Catholic cemetery at Loretto was briefly noted in these columns last week, died on Friday evening, Feb. 3d, after suffering intensely with dropsy of the heart for more than two years, aged 61 years and 6 months. Deceased was a sister of Mr. John Daily, of Mullin's Hill, and was the mother of ten children, seven of whom survive her. She was a devoted wife, a loving mother, a good neighbor and a conscientious Christian. May her soul rest in peace.

Friday, 24 Feb 1882
Submitted by Lisa Baker

DONOUGH -- Died of pleuro-pneumonia, at the residence of her brother-in-law, Mr. Peter Hall, in Allegheny township, on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 1882, Ellen, youngest daughter of late Patrick and Eliza Donoughe, aged 21 years and 10 months.

The subject of this notice had taken on herself the task of caring for the family of her sister all of whom were prostrated with diphtheria. Her over-tried strength gave way, however, and she fell at her post. No one ever bore intense suffering with more fortitude, or accepted death with more resignation. From a life of innocence, and consoled by the last rites of the Catholic church she passed, let us hope, to a happy eternity. We pray that the reunion with her parents, to which she looked forward with such a firm faith and bright anticipations, will be speedily, if it has not already been realized. The respect in which she was held, and the deep sympathy felt for her sorrowing relatives, were well attested by the large attendance at her funeral in Loretto, and by the great numbers who were present at the Mass offered for the repose of her soul.

28 JUL 1882
Submitted by Lisa Baker

Mr. John Weakland of Susquehanna Twp. died July 13, 1882 at his home. He was about 80 years of age.

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