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Name: Goering, Jacob J. (1896-1991)


Historical Note:

from obituary in <em>The Ledger</em>, 21 February 1991:

Jacob J. Goering, youngest child of Jacob J. and Anna Schrag Goering was born November 12, 1896, on a farm northwest of Moundridge, KS. He passed away February 13, 1991, at the age of 94 years. He attended Pioneer School, Moundridge High School and Bethel College Academy, from which he graduated in 1916. During two years spent at Bethel College, he received musical training and participated in music groups. He shared his musical talents as long as he was able, singing in and directing musical groups, as well as listening to music.

He became a member of the Hoffnungsfeld-Eden Mennonite Church, and at various times was a Sunday school teacher and a deacon, as well as participating in church music.

On September 7, 1919, he married Lydia Zerger. After sharing life together for nearly 58 years, Lydia passed away on August 8, 1977. They lived on a farm just north of the Eden Mennonite Church until they took up residence in the Memorial Home in the late 1960s. He spent nearly 23 years at Memorial Home.

Survivors include his seven children and spouses: Victor and wife Elizabeth, Moundridge; Melva Wiebe, Logan, UT; Violet and husband Herbert Wildeboor, Wichita; Gilbert and wife Peggy, Poughkeepsie, NY; Orville, Santa Clara, CA; AnnaBelle and husband Arden Schmucker, Alliance, OH; Stanley and wife Ann, Placentia, CA; 21 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was conducted at Eden Mennonite Church, 10:30 a.m., Saturday, February 16, 1991. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Bethel College music department or the Eden Church music department.






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