Saturday, October 31, 2009

John Daniel Rockwell - Son of John & Rebecca Rockwell

ROCKWELL - John Daniel, son of John Daniel and Sister Jennie (Smith) Rockwell, was born April 25, 1892, near Mt. Vernon, Knox Co., Ohio.
He was baptized into the Old German Baptist Church at the age of 17, which Faith he lived and taught to the end. While young in years, he left his isolated home, with the earnest teachings of a Christian mother, to be near and among the brethren. He found and enjoyed this fellowship in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Indiana, living near North Manchester since 1940.
In 1913 he was united in marriage with Sister Lora Flora in Wisconsin. This union was terminated by her death in 1923.
He was again united in marriage with Sister Laura Bainter, March 3, 1928, near Goshen, Ind. This union was blessed with 2 children.
On Feb. 26, 1976, he departed this life at the age of 83 years, 10 months, and 1 day.
He is survived by his companion; their children, Brother Delbert and Sister Dolores Gish; 8 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and 1 brother, Brother Sharon. Preceding him in death were 2 brothers and 3 sisters, Clyde, Robert, Hattie Beckhold, Sister Mary Flora, and Nellie Lehman.
Funeral services were conducted by the brethren at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 29, at the North Manchester meeting house. The text was taken from 2 Tim. 4:1-8. Hymns used were 488, 451, and 499. Burial was made in the cemetery nearby, where hymns 403 and 463 were used.

The Family

Reprinted from The Vindicator

1 comment:

  1. Eric,
    My Name is Stephanie ( Gish) Standish. I am Orvel and Dolores's granddaughter. Grandpa said you would know who he is. I am doing some genealogy and I was wondering if you would share with me how we are related to John Alden. My husband is a direct grandson (12 generations) to Myles Standish and I would like to know our side since we are hoping to take a trip out to New York, hopefully sometime this year.
    Thanks for anything that you could share with me. You can contact me at :