Charles Arthur Minnnich

Male 1826 - 1911  (84 years)

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  • Name Charles Arthur Minnnich 
    Born 22 Dec 1826  Amsterdam, Botetourt Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Oct 1911  Amsterdam, Botetourt Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Amsterdam Cemetery, Botetourt Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Obituary
      Name of paper is unknown. The heading on the paper reads "Amsterdam Items"

      When the death summons came to Mr Chas. A. Minnich, our popular and efficient post master, on the night of October 26th 1911, a heavy and long lingering gloom fell upon this quiet village. Two remarkable circumstances are connected with the life of this good man; one that he never wore glasses, and the other that he died in the room in which he was born, passing away suddenly but serenely after almost reaching his eighty fifth year.

      His living representatives are two sons and two daughters Messrs Joe and Sam Minnich of Roanoke. Mrs Mollie Marks of
      the same city and the wife of A. W. Hammond (authors note, this is Sarah E. Minnich) of Amsterdam. He is also survived by an accomplished and universally esteemed widow, whose ministration of kindness to her aged husband no doubt
      prolonged his useful life.

      Mr. Minnich was a staunch Presbyterian and the only member of that church residing in this place at the time of his death, but his funeral sermon was appropriately preached by the Methodist minister of Cloverdale Rev. R. K. Nevitt, a much appreciated friend of the Minnich family.

      His last surviving sister Mrs Virginia Wingo of Newport News VA had recently visited him and when the parting hour came, both brother and sister were moved to tears and expressed unwonted regret at the inevitable separation. Were those feelings prophetic of what so soon awaited them.

      It is needless for this writer to expatiate on the virtues of the deceased as they are generally well known to the readers of the Herald. His character was like that of Caesars wife "above suspicion and above reproach" and although he had temporarily resided in other places, one of them as far off as Florida, his good qualities were everywhere discovered and of course favorable descanted upon.

      Two brothers whose homes are now in the west had visited within the past few years and as it was apparent to all that "Charley" was becoming infirm they realized that perhaps this was their last earthly meeting.

      The life of a pure minded man has closed, we have lost a useful citizen and humble christian, but his memory will live long in the hearts of those who knew him.

      Several members of the Minnich and Hedrick families of Fincastle attended the funeral of Mr. C A. Minnich. His four children were also present.

      information provided by Alison Martin
    Person ID I9612  Master File
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2015 

    Family 1 Catherine Foster 
    +1. Sarah Elvira Minnich,   b. 12 Oct 1863, Giles Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1964, Roanoke, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 100 years)
     2. Joe Minnnich
     3. Sam Minnnich
     4. Mollie Minnnich
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F6399  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Martha A. Wilson,   d. 06 May 1900, Amsterdam, Botetourt Co. VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 2 Nov 2011 
    Family ID F6400  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart