Lengnick, John Marion (card 1/2)
BG August 27, 1915 p. 1
Mr. John Marion Lengnick died
early Monday morning at Battle Creek
Sanitarium, Battle Creek, Mich.,
where he had gone several months
ago for his health, after an illness
extending over a period of years. The
news of his death was received here
that morning with many expressions
of sadness and regret, for he was uni-
versally beloved and respected here,
his hometown for almost his entire
life. While it as known for some
time that he was not receiving the
benefit he hoped to derive from his
trip there, it was hoped that he
would rally from this attack.
While Mr. Lengnick had lived in
Beaufort for many years, his native
home was Charleston, he having been
born there nearly forty-nine years
ago. He was the eldest son of the late
Mr. Charles A. Lengnick and Mrs.
Lengnick of that city, and is survived
by an unusually large number of rel-
atives, among whom are his wife,
and two children, his mother, Mrs.
Mary Lengnick, two sisters, Mrs.
James Burdell of Camden, S. C., and
Mrs. J. C. H. Wilson of Rock Hill
and two brothers, Messrs. Charles A.
Lengnick of St. Louis, Mo., and E.
E. Lengnick of this city.
The death of Mr. Lengnick re-
moves from Beaufort one of its most
representative citizens, one, who un-
til a few years ago when his health
failed, was a most active worker for
the welfare of the town and also an
ardent worker among church and
He was a prominent
Knights of Pythias and a member of
the Masonic Lodge, and for many
years a vestryman of Saint Helena
Episcopal Church, which office he
held at the time of his death. Mr.
Lengnick was also a director of the
Beaufort Bank, which closed its doors
at two o’clock on Wednesday after-
noon as a tribute of respect, and a
member of the firm of Lengnick
Brothers which has for many years
conducted the well known dry goods
store on Bay Street. During the
years 1909, 1910, 1911 and 1912 he
served in the State Legislature as a
Representative from this county hav-
ing been elected for two terms.
The funeral services were held on
Wednesday afternoon in the presence
of a large number of relatives and
friends in the Saint Helena Episcopal
Church at six thirty o’clock with the
Rev. C. W. Boyd, rector of the
Church, officiating. The interment was
made in the family lot of the grave-
yard of the church just as the shadows
of evening began to fall. The follow-
ing acted as pallbearers: active,
Messrs. C. G. Richardson, C. G.
Luther, George Waterhouse, W. J.
Thomas, D. W. Crocker, and W. H.
Cory; honorary, Messrs. W. R. Bris-
tol, H. M. Stuart, J. S. Claghorn,
and W. F. Marscher. Seldom have
more beautiful floral tributes been
seen at any funeral in Beaufort and
they attested in a measure to the high
esteem with which Mr. Lengnick was
I noticed *Finally* after reading and transcribing and proofreading this obit that there’s an error. I wondered why John Marion Lengnick’s brother Albert Carl wasn’t listed in the obit, and who’s Charles A. Lengnick in St. Louis, Missouri?
Of course, the Charles A. in the obit is Albert Carl Lengnick who married Georgia Agnes Bateson.
I’m a sloooow learner.