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lEEI'SRECttMOF THE DEAD MAJOft W. I. BOO* Of BORO DIBS SDDDIMLT, A W«U KMV» Citiira «f Ytrk P»MM Away Agai Ovtr .four SCM« Yton. MAJOR W3f I. BIKL.K of . . _ *boro died ou last Friaay uioruing after · abort lllueai^ajpwl 73 yean, month* BuJ 19 dava. He W**" taken ill ou Wedueaday evening with Thursday It wa* apparent he wa* -iteriou* condition. Friday inoruiug looking at hie watch he remarked won't be veiy Ion*," a few minute* later as a daughter waa endeavoring to give him aome broth he aaid can't take thi*," lay back in hi* then threw up hi* hand* and Wm. I. Bikle wa* boru in Md., November 3,1838. He waa a of Christian I. and Barbara (FechterV Blkle. The former wa* a native of Stuttgart, Uermany, and came to country in 1830, locating iu Tburmont. He died iu gmtthaburg iu 1874. Blkle wa* Horn Al*ace aud came America about the aame time a* Bikle. They were married In 1834. Mr*. Bikle lived until 1886. When Major Bikle wa* two year* old tbe family removed to Biuithsburg and there tbe deceased learned cabinet making, In 1865 be left Suiitbsbirg and went to Greencaatle aud two year* later to Wayneaboro, entering the employment of tbe Ueieer »hop* and at his death watt the oldest employee of that plant in lengtu of service. He was first put in charge of wood erecting department aud for many years iu tbe latter part of life waa foreman of buildings. He was an active member of tbe churcii and during tbe balf century he was a member of the Waynesboro church had held every official lay sition iu his congregation. He was member of a number of Orders, O. K., Knights of Malta, Knights the Golden Eagle, Mystic Circle aud Had Men. He had served his town a councilman and was a member its board of health since organization. Major Bikle was married in 1861 Miss Catharine Rohrer of Greeucastle, who survives with these children : Mrs. .Laura V. Shank, Mrs. Elmer Baker, Mrs. R. C. Thompson, Mrs Joseph J Brown and Roy Bikle, Waynesboro ; Mrs. Warreu Gilbert, Gettysburg; Mrs. Harry Kauttman and William Bikle, Washington In addition he is survived by these brothers: Rev. Dr Louis A. Bikle, Kings Mountain, N. C.; Unas. A Bikle and Christian F. Bikle, Hagera town ;Dr P. M. Bikle, Gettysburg, aud Daniel B. Bikle, Harrieburg, one sister, Miss Barbara Bikle, Hag- eratown. Funeral was Monday, «er vices conducted by Rev. Austin Kelly, interment iu Hmitnburg.

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  1. Gettysburg Compiler,
  2. 27 Mar 1912, Wed,
  3. Page 5

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