Posts Tagged ‘John Marion Lengnick’

Linked By Lengnicks: Charles A. Lengnick, the Patriarch

March 15, 2015

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Lengnick, Charles A.        (card 1/2)

PP           June 4, 1903       p. 2

CHARLES A. LENGNICK.

Death of a Good Man and Citizen.

The death of this estimable gentleman

occurred in Greenville during the night of

the 27. He had been in feeble health for

some time, had spent a while in Camden,

and had lately gone to Greenville in the

hope of renewing his better physical con-

dition, and was the guest of his sister-

in-law, Mrs. John H. Houston. Mr.

Lengnick was born in Dresden, Saxony,

in 1834, and came to this country in

young manhood, and married Miss Mary

Burdell, of Charleston. Besides his

widow, he left three sons, Messrs. J. M.

Lengnick, E. E. Lengnick and Albert

Lengnick. The two former resides in

Beaufort, and the latter in St. Louis.

His two daughters are Mrs. John Wilson,

of Waynesville, N. C., and Mrs. J. S. Bur-

dell, of Camden, S. C. He also left several

grandchildren.

Mr. Lengnick came to Charleston when

quite a young man, and engaged in busi-

ness. When the Civil War began, he was

among those other brave spirits who volun-

teered to defend their adopted home from

the invader. He volunteered with the

German Artillery, and is reported to have

been a good soldier. At the close of the

war, with his brother, he engaged in the

wholesale notion business on Hayne street,

Charleston, but the financial crash that

visited the country a few years latter

crushed him along with many other busi-

ness houses all over the land.

In all the walks of life Mr. Lengnick

was a man most gentle in manner and con-

duct, and was esteemed by all who had the

pleasure of his acquaintance. He was a

devoted husband, a fond father, and a

good, true friend, and the news of his

death, while not entirely unexpected,

brought sadness and sorrow to many

friends, who feel the deepest and warmest

sympathy for the afflicted wife and be-

reaved children, who mourn the loss here

of a husband and father whose memory is

of a husband and father whose memory is

worthy of all honor. As for ourselves, we

shall sorely miss our good old friend, who

we have known for many years.

The remains, accompanied by Mrs. Leng-

nick and Mr. J. M. Lengnick, who were

with him at his demise, and Mrs. Wilson

and Mrs. Burdell, reached Beaufort Fri-

day evening at twilight and were taken to

St. Helena Church, the church deceased

attended in life when, in the presence of a

large gathering of friends, the solemn and

impressive services of the Episcopal

Church were read by the rector, Rev W. L.

Githens. The pallbearers were Messrs. C. E.

Danner, R. R. Legare, B. S. Sams, W. H.

McFeeley, D. W. Crocker, W. R. Bris-

tol and C. C. Townsend. The mortal re-

mains were laid to rest in the cemetery at-

tached to the church; the grave being

buried beneath beautiful floral tributes

contributed by sorrowing friends.

Linked By Lengnicks: John Marion Lengnick

March 7, 2015

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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

business circles.

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

held.

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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.