Bracken County Kentucky Obituaries
Foster Farmer Is Killed By Bull
John Beyersdorfer, Age 75, Is Found Dead In Field Near His Home
John Beyersdorfer, 75-year-old substantial farmer, was found dead in a field on his farm on Foster and Lenoxburg Pike, at 12 o’clock noon, Monday. When he did not come to the house for dinner, members of the family became uneasy, and went to look for him. The elderly man was found by his brother-in-law, Henry Fleeman, lying on the ground, and from his injuries it was evident a bull from his herd of cattle had struck him to the ground, the first blow possibly causing his death.
Mrs. Emma Fleeman Beyersdorfer, life companion of the deceased, and mother of his nine children, all living, who was patiently awaiting the arrival of her husband for dinner, was not told of the tragedy until later.
The remains were brought to Brooksville to the Thompson, McCarty and Son’s undertaking establishment, and prepared for burial.
The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Lenoxburg Christian Church, the Rev. E. U. Dodson of Georgetown, Ohio, officiating. The remains of this good Christian gentleman, devoted husband, and loving father, were laid to rest in the Lenoxburg cemetery.
The sons and daughters are: John Beyersdorfer, Caddo; Charley of Covington; Lawrence of Cincinnati, and Myron at home; Mrs. Nora Ruess, Cedar Grove, Indiana; Mrs. Rose Pangburn, Foster, Kentucky; Mrs. Ada Muelier, Mrs. Cecilia Buerkley and Miss Anna Beyersdorfer, Cincinnati.
Besides the widow and nine children, the deceased is survived by thirty-one grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was the third last of twelve children, and also leaves to mourn his sudden passing one brother, Henry Beyersdorfer of Foster, and one sister, Mrs. Emma Ernst of Bellevue. – died May 4, 1936.
Emma Fleeman Beyersdorfer was born March 20, 1863, at Carntown, Pendleton County. She departed this life May 18, 1946, at her home near Foster, at the age of 83 years, 1 month and 28 days. She was married March 27, 1883, to John Beyersdorfer, who preceded her in death May 4, 1936.
Nine children were born to this union, eight of whom survive: Ada Mueller, Celia Burkley, and Laurence, of Cincinnati; Charles of Covington; John of Caddo; Rose Pangburn of Foster; Anna and Myron at home. Nova Reuss, eldest daughter, preceded her several years ago.
33 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. Rose Meyer of Chilo, Ohio; Mrs. Celia Ernest of Cincinnati; one brother, Henry Fleeman, of Foster, also survive her.
In early life she joined the Methodist Church at Carntown, later affiliating with the Christian Church at Lenoxburg, where her funeral was held Tuesday afternoon, May 21, 1946. Services were conducted by Rev. E. U. Dodson of Georgetown, Ohio. Burial in the church cemetery. Funeral arrangements were in charge of the McCarty and Metcalfe Funeral Home.