Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christain and Martha (MCMULLEN) RUSMISEL graves

These are pictures of the headstones on Christain and Martha (McMULLEN) RUSMISEL's graves.

Johann Christian RUSMISEL was born 14 Feb. 1787 in Tulpehocken Township, Berks County, PA. He died 7 Sep 1860 near Mount Solon, Augusta County, VA.  He as the son of Adam and Rachel (SCHUMACHER) RUSMISEL. Christian married (1) Anny SHELLY, daughter of Christian and Fanny SHELLY, Jr.

Christian Rusmisel Headstone

He is buried at Union Presbyterian Church Cemetery, near Parnassus, Augusta County, Virginia.
Christain Rusmisel
Departed this life
Sept. 7, 1860
73 Years 6 months 29
"Blessed are the dead
which die in the Lord"

Martha  A McMULLEN [McMULLEN]  was the daughter of James and Mary (HENDERSON) McMULLEN. She was born 11 Feb 1805 in Augusta County, VA and died 29 Jun 1887 near Mount Solon, Augusta County, VA. She married (1) James W. TAYLOR , 7 Jan 1874 in Augusta County, VA  and was widowed when he died in Ohio in 1827. She married (2) Christian RUSMISEL 6 Oct 1831 in Augusta County, VA.

Martha McMullen Rusmisel headstone
Martha McMULLEN RUSMISEL is buried at Union Presbyterian Church Cemetery, near Parnassus, Augusta County, VA.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Obituary of Christian RUSMISEL (1787-1860)

Obituary of Johann Christian Rusmisel, born 14 Feb 1787 Tulpehocken Township, Berks County, PA, died 7 Sep 1860 near Mount Solon, Bath County, VA. He was the son of Adam and Rachel (Schumacher) Rusmisel.

September 14, 1860 issue of the Staunton Vindicator: Near Mt. Solon, on the 7th inst., Christian Rusmisel, in the 74th year of his age. In the death of Mr. Rusmisel, Augusta County has lost another of her aged and valued citizens. He was born in the county, and never had even a temporary residence out of it. He was a good man in all the relations of life - affectionate and devoted as a husband and father - warm as a friend and neighbor; he was also a christian. Since early life he had been a consistent member of the German Reformed church. He died in the full hope of a glorious resurrection. P.

Note errors: (1) He was born in Pennsylvania and 2) he was a soldier in the War of 1812, and most likely went outside the county then.

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