Monday, January 02, 2012

Obituary: Samantha (Metzner) Orcutt

Evangelical Messenger, September 23, 1890 page 603
ORCUTT. - Died near Portland, Jay Co., Ind., Sept. 13, 1890, Sister Samantha Orcutt, wife of James Orcutt, aged 33 y., 2 m. and 9 d.  She became a member of the Ev. Lutheran Church at the age of 20 years, and about 6 years since she united with the Ev. Association, and has ever since led a consistent Christian life.  She leaves husband, three children and many friends to mourn her departure.  They sorrow in hope, for our sister died in the Lord.  May the Lord comfort the bereaved friends and help them to meet in a better world.  Funeral by the writer.  H.H. Reingehl.

Samantha E. METZNER was born July 4, 1857 in Jay County, Indiana, the daughter of John METZNER and Catherine YOUNG.  She married James ORCUTT on May 12, 1878 in Jay County, Indiana.  Samantha is buried in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Noble Township, Jay County, Indiana.
Though not named, the three children were: George Albert (b. 1881); Lena Leato (b. 1883) and Mamie Elnora (b. 1889).  One son, Melvin Elias (d. 1889) preceded her in death.
Samantha was the grandmother of Harry Pierpont.

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