Stillwater Valley News
March 7, 1929
Octogenarian Passes Away
Aaron Deeter, Covington Resident Dies At Local Hospital Last Evening.
Aaron H. Deeter was born in Newton Township, in 1847; he was the son of John Deeter, a Pennsylvanian by birth, who emigrated to Ohio, in 1805, and located on Wolf Creek in Montgomery County; he moved in 1812 to Newton Township, and located on lands in southeast of Sugar Grove Church, here he resided till his death in 1828. The mother of the deceased was Susannah Stover of Pennsylvania who was the mother of five children, A. H. Deeter being the fifth child; she died in 1851. Mr. Deeter was married in 1838 to Marry A. Hoke, a native of Juniata County, Penn. Mr. Deeter was reared on a farm; he remained at home attending the district school and doing duty on the farm until he attained his majority; at the age of 21 years, he removed onto a farm near the homestead, and at the end of three years he settled on a small farm south east of Covington about three miles, now owned by Warren Hill. He was married in the Spring of 1868 to Angeline Myers, daughter of David Myers; four children were born to this marriage, one of who died in infancy. Mrs. C. A. Fritz, of north of Covington; Mrs. Pearl V. Deeter of North Dayton, Mrs. Ida J. Martin of Sidney and Mrs. Zilda Speagh of near Troy, are daughters of the deceased at the death of the mother the father kept the four girls together being both father and mother to them. In later years he united in marriage with Mrs. Tobias. Four days ago he was taken ill and was removed to the Covington hospital for special treatment for congested bronchial, where he passed away at 3:00 P.M. yesterday, and was removed to the Routzahn Bros. preparation room for Burial. Due to the illness of Mrs. Deeter, the body was taken to the home of E. E. Routzahn, next door east to the Deeter home where any one may call until Friday noon when he will be taken to his home and at 1:00 P.M. private services will be held. He would have been 82 years old had he lived until April 13. All relatives and close friends are invited. At 2:00 P.M. the regular funeral services will be held for the public at the Church of the Brethren Rev. C. F. McKee in charge. Burial in Highland Cemetery.
Stillwater Valley News
12 March 1929
Aaron H. Deeter, third child of Daniel H. and Mary Ann Deeter was born April 13, 1847 and passed to his long home March 6, 1929, aged 81 years, 10 months, and 23 days. April 25, 1868 he was united in marriage with Sarah A. Meyers. To them were born one son and four daughters. The son preceded his parents, in death, September 2, 1874. The four surviving daughters are Mrs. Ida J. Martin of Sidney, Ohio, V. Pear Deeter of Dayton, Ohio, Mrs. Zelda Spheagh of near Troy, Ohio, Mrs. Mazie A. Fritz of Covington, Ohio.
On April 6, 1884 the mother of these children was called home leaving Mr. Deeter with the care of four small daughters, the youngest of whom was only seventeen days old. In this new sorrow and added cares, Mr. Deeter proved himself capable, courageous a nd faithful as a true and devoted father. August 10, 1909 he was united in marriage with Mrs. Malissa A. Tobias who survives her husband. Besides his widow and daughters above mentioned he is survived by fourteen grandchildren, Thirteen great grandchildren and one brother. At an early age, Brother Deeter became a member of "The Church of the Brethren" and has continued through the years a faithful consistent member of the church he so much loved. Brother Deeter was loyal to all the work of his church and was always found in his place at all the services when it was possible for him to be there. He was a man of exceptionally fine character and had won for himself a large circle of friends and admirers. In his passing the family loses a kind husband and father the church loses one of its most loyal supporters and the community loses a citizen who se life and character were highly prized by all who had the privilege of personal contact with him. His memory and influence will be cherished by his family and his church and his neighborhood. One of his last gifts to the local church was the fine gutter and curbing of concrete in the front of the Church building on Wright St.
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