| 1 Celesta Agnes Haas on: 04/17/1879|
- Walter Edmund Frankenfield
- Rella Vestella Frankenfield
- Mary Ann Frankenfield
- Florence Lucetta Frankenfield
- Evelyn Margaret Frankenfield
- Stuart Grant Frankenfield
Allentown Morning Call, Monday, December 20, 1943, Page 5
Retired Educator J. Frankenfield, Dies at 85
James M. Frankenfield, 85, retired assistant superintendent of the Northam pton county public schools, a position he held for 13 years, died Sund ay in St. Luke?s Hospital, where he had been admitted for medical treatme nt on Friday night. He resided with his family at Butztown.
Mr. Frankenfield was born in Farmersville, Northampton County, the s on of the late Barnett and Lucetta, nee Schnabel, Frankenfield, on Ju ly 8, 1858. Whe eight months old he came with his parents to the little fa rm near Butztown where he spent the greater part of his life.
He was a member of Christ Evangelical and Reformed Church, Bethlehem, t he Sunday School of Butztown chapel, Bethlehem Lodge No. 283, F. and A. M ., an active member of the Northampton County Historical and Genealogic al society of which organization he was the financial secretary for many y ears, and Teedyuscon Tribe of Red Men, Freemansburg.
Besides his wife there survive a son, Walter E. at home, four daughters, R ella V., at home, Mrs. Florence Brader, Butztown, and Mrs. Mary Kichlin e, at home, the latter two, twins and Evelyn M. also at home, a brother, S tuart G., Butztown; also two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Due to the illness of Mrs. Frankenfield and other members of the family, p rivate funeral services will be held at the late home, Thursday afterno on at the convenience of the family, by Rev. A. Augustus Welsh, past or of Christ Evangelical and Reformed church. Interment will be made in t he Farmersville cemetery.
In April 1880, he was united in marriage with Celesta Haas, a daught er of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Haas, of Bethlehem Township.
Attending the schools of his native township, Mr. Frankenfield prepared f or teaching by taking several teaching normal courses. He received his fir st teacher?s provisional certificate in 1877 and was given in charge of t he Church Hill School in Bethlehem Township which he taught two years. Fr om 1879 to 1882, he was in charge of the Butztown School. In 1882 he was e lected as principal of the Freemansburg school which position he held f or about 21 years with the exception of 12 years when he was employed by t he Bethlehem Steel Co.
While holding the principalship of the Freemansburg schools. Mr. Frankenfi eld was honored in 1915 with the Northampton County schools, under Superin tendent George A. Grim.
He held the office until 1928, when he was obliged to retire because of h is age. Since then he had cultivated his small farm.
During his active educational career Mr. Frankenfield found time to attend ed the duties of superintendent of the Butztown Union Sunday School and te ach the Adult Bible class, a work which he continued despite his venerab le years. In his younger days he was in demand as a public speaker.