Posts Tagged ‘Saint Helena Episcopal’

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.

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Linked By Lengnicks: Emilie Guerard Lengnick

March 11, 2015

 

 

 

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Lengnick, Emilie                (card 1/1)

BG          March 3, 1966    p. 2

EMILIE LENGNICK

Funeral services for Miss

Emilie Guerard Lengnick of

1411 Bay St., were Wednesday

at 3 p.m. at St. Helena Pro-

testant Episcopal Church with

the Rev. John W. Hardy office-

ating. Burial was in the church

cemetery directed by Morrall

Funeral Home.

Miss Lengnick died Monday

at Charleston.

She was a graduate of the

University of South Carolina

and was a member of Alpha

Delta Pi Sorority. She was a

member of St. Helena Church.

Surviving are: her parents,

Mr. and Mrs. C. Alfred Leng-

nick of Beaufort; two sister,

Mrs. Colden R. Battey Jr., of

Beaufort and Mrs. Coming Ball

Gibbs Jr., of Charleston.

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Clever reader and commenter Linda Smith grew up and around Beaufort. On this previous post about Georgia On My Mind, she said that she knew Emily Lengnick and believed that Emily’s father’s name was Alfred.

Good job, Linda! This obituary confirms what you remembered back in 1964.

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.

Linked By Lengnicks: Emil Edward Lengnick, Sr.

March 5, 2015

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Lengnick, Emil Edward (card 1/2)

BG          November 12, 1942         p. 1

BEAUFORT LOSES

GOOD CITIZEN

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E. E. Lengnick Buried

Wednesday

Emil Edward Lengnick, sixty-

six, died at his home here at 6

o’clock Tuesday morning after a

brief illness. Funeral services

were conducted at St. Helena’s

Episcopal church Wednesday af-

ternoon at 4:30 o’clock, the Rev.

R. Maynard Marshall officiating.

Burial followed in the church-

yard.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs.

Lena Wood Lengnick; two sons,

C. Alfred Lengnick, of Beaufort,

and Lewis W. Lengnick, of Hono-

lulu; one grandchild, Paula Wood

Lengnick of Beaufort; a third

son, E. E. Lengnick, Jr., died in

1925.

Mr. Lengnick was born in

Charleston November 24, 1876,

the son of Charles Alfred and

Mrs. M. M. Lengnick, but moved

to Beaufort at the age of six. For

many years he was associated

with his brother, Marion Leng-

nick, in the mercantile business

under the firm name Lengnick

Brothers but retired some years

ago.

During the first World War

he was chairman of the Beaufort

county chapter of the American

Red Cross and at the time of his

death was chairman of the Beau-

fort County rationing board. He

had been trustee and treasurer

of the Beaufort Township lib-

rary since its organization in

1917 and for many years had

been first junior and then senior

warden of St. Helena’s Episcopal

church.

Active pallbearers, J. F. Mars-

cher, A. A. Marscher, Hardee

McLeod, E. B. Rodgers, J. E. Mc-

Teer, G. W. Kinghorn.

A large number of relatives

and friends attended the service.

The floral offering was beautiful.

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Linked By Lengnicks: Lena Wood Lengnick

March 4, 2015

Edward Jr.’s parents were Emil Edward and Pauline (Lena) Wood Lengnick.

Lena presented a paper to the Clover Club, and you can find a copy of her work, “Beaufort Memoirs” at the Beaufort District Collection in the Beaufort County Library in Beaufort. I’ve published bits from it here on the blog.

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Lengnick, Lena Wood (Mrs. E. E.) (card 1/1)

BG          October 12, 1961              p. 2

Rites Set Tomorrow

For Mrs. Lengnick

Funeral services for Mrs. E.

E. (Lena Wood) Lengnick, 81,

who died Sunday in Savannah,

will be held at 4 p.m. tomorrow

from the Carteret Street Metho-

dist Church, conducted by the

Rev. R. S. Kaney and the Rev.

John W. Hardy of the Episco-

pal Church. Burial will be in

the St. Helena Churchyard.

A native of Aiken, she mov-

ed to Beaufort inn 1904 and was

active in the Methodist Church,

the Clover Club, and a garden

club. The late Mr. Lengnick died

in 1942. He was a businessman.

Surviving are two sons, L. W.

Lengnick of Honolulu, Hawaii,

and C. Alfred Lengnick of

Beaufort; a sister, Mrs. Susie

A. Brigham of Augusta, Ga.;

three granddaughters, two

great-granddaughters, two great

grandsons, two nephews and

three nieces.

Morrall Funeral Home is in

charge of funeral arrangements.

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In Which We Find Agnes Mann. Or Do We?

July 6, 2014

If you have been following along with us on the trail of Agnes Mann, you’ll know that we found her obituary, along with obituaries for most of her family, and other references to help us know where she lived in Beaufort.

There’s the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps.  I found her exact location of her house next to the Tabernacle Baptist Church, because the 1900 census had her house number and street.  We decided to go find her house on a Monday, not a Sunday, since there would be church services next door, and we wanted to walk around Agnes’s house, which was right up against the property line.

We set out to Beaufort, first to the library and then in search of some lunch.

As we turned on to Scott Street, Sugar said to hold up!  And back up.  It’s a collection of cottages and accommodations that are part of the Beaufort Inn.  Why is this one named Scheper?

We park, and take a quick self-guided tour.

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This is to the back of the Scheper Cottage and fronts on Craven Street. You can’t see it, but Agnes’s house is one block away on the right side of the street. Apparently, the Beaufort Inn takes up the block.

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The back of the Scheper Cottage.

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We circle around the cottage, and we’re back on Scott Street across from the library in front of the Beaufort Female Benevolent Society marker.

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BEAUFORT FEMALE

BENEVOLENT

SOCIETY

The Society, founded in

1814 to educate and

provide relief for

destitute children, built

this house in 1895 and

leased it for many years,

using the income to help

the needy.  Tenants included

the Clover Club, which

operated a circulating

library here (1910-1917);

and an infirmary (1917-

1925).  Funds from the 1982

sale of the house continue

to provide relief

for people in need.

The Clover Club!  Mrs. Lengnick’s paper, “Beaufort Memoirs”, was read to the Clover Club.

 

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Then onward to Plums for lunch and a cold drink.

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We had beat the lunch crowd, but by the time we finished our meal, the restaurant was filling up.

It was time to go visit Agnes Mann’s house.  We crossed over Bay Street, and walked along until we saw her house on Craven.  We gazed across a  parking lot, still amazed that her house had the good fortune to be on the north side of the street, for many of the south side structures were gone.  It was also a good thing that her house was next to the Tabernacle Baptist Church.  The church owns a good portion of the block, including Agnes’s house, and as our luck would have it, there was a funeral taking place.  This meant that we would not be able to really get up close and personal with the house.

 

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ROBERT SMALLS

Born a slave in Beaufort in

1839, Robert Smalls lived

to serve as a Congressman

of the United States.  In

1862 he commandeered and

delivered to Union forces

the Confederate gunboat

“Planter,” on which he was

a crewman.  His career as a

freedman included service

as delegate to the

1868 and 1895 State

Constitutional Conventions,

elections to the S. C. House

and Senate, and 9 years in

Congress.  He died in

1915 and is buried here.

Wow.  I had no idea that Robert Smalls was buried right here, even though I knew who he was.

 

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I’m wondering what the holes are in the stonework are for.  Supports for a fence?  The holes are at regular intervals, so I can’t resist taking photos of every section.

 

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While we don’t actually see anyone going in or out of Agnes’s house, there are folks going into a building behind the house.  Perhaps it is the gathering hall for the church people who are there after the funeral.

We head back to the van at the waterfront, and stop for ice cream.  A breeze springs up, blowing up from the southwest, and we hear and spot a small, bowl-shaped waterspout in the harbor.

 

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We head over to the Saint Helena Episcopal Church’s graveyard, and notice that the parish house is open.  What great luck!  We stop in.

 

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We meet a nice lady who, when asked if anyone can help us find a graveyard plot, pulls a booklet from a drawer.  And produces an index and a map for the cemetery which shows the plot for Daniel Mann and the Mann family.

They are in L1.

002

So off we go across the street, which, if you are looking at the map, is the entrance at the top, and we wind our way through.

 

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Daniel Mann, Beaufort Volunteer Artillery, 11 South Carolina, Company A.

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And of course, another mystery.  Who is Mary Louise Nutting, and why is she buried in the Mann plot?

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So which one is Agnes Mann?  To the right or the left of Daniel Mann?

Daniel Mann, Jr., 1907-1908, Beaufort, South Carolina

June 28, 2014

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Mr and Mrs Daniel Mann have the

heartfelt sympathy of their many

friends in the loss of their little son,

Daniel, Jr., who died Monday night,

after an illness of some time, at the

age of one year.  Though very deli-

cate since his birth, the parents of

this lovely little baby were hopeful

of his life and his death was a sad

shock to them.  The funeral services

were held at the home Tuesday after-

noon and were conducted by Rev. A.

B. Watson, pastor of the Methodist

church, and the remains were laid to

rest in the family lot at St Helena

Episcopal Church.  The pall bearers

were:  Messrs Allen Paul, Theodore

Heyward, Charlie Danner and Harold

Scheper.

(From the Beaufort Gazette, September 3, 1908)

Isabelle Mann, Born & Died in 1908, Beaufort, South Carolina

June 28, 2014

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Death of An Infant.

Isabelle Mann, the bright little

daughter of Mr and Mrs Daniel Mann,

died on Friday night Oct. 2nd age

three months and two days.  The in-

terment took place on the afternoon

of the 3rd at the family lot at St Hel-

ena Episcopal church, the ceremony

being conducted by the Rev. A. B.

Watson.  The pallbearers were Dr.

M. G. Elliott and Mr W. J. Thomas.

(From the Beaufort Gazette, October 22, 1908)