Obit of Peter Erpelding news 18 May 1899
PITZR IRPELDIsa. V Peter Erpeldmg, for thirty - eight years a resident of this city died this afternoon at 1:15 o'clock at hi3 home, 116 West Matilda street. Mr. Erpelding's death was due to dropsy of the heart, from which he had been suffering sometime. '. . - HcVas born in Suxenbury, Ger many, Aug. .14, 1832 and came to this country at the age of 21, settling first at Dubuque, Iowa. He then went to Pique and Sidney, Ohio, and in 1S53 married Teresa Wyss at Fort Jennings, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Erpeldmg came to Huntington in March 1831. and have lived in their present home seven teen years. Nine children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Erpelding. , Mrs. Erpel - ding, seven children, Frank Erpel ding and Mrs. Joseph Bucholtz, of Wabash, and Mrs. Wyss, Mrs. Speaker and John, George and Jake Erpelding, of Huntington, and twenty - four grandchildren survive Mr. Erpelding. Mr. Erpelding worked in H. Black's cooper shops ever since coming to the city la 1S31. Arrangements fcr the funeral will not ba made until the arrival of the sen and daughter from Wa bash. Announcamet of the time of the funeral will be made later.