Henry Selders is buried with his wife, Charlotte, and other
members of their large family in Salem Cemetery Lot No.
"Died, August 22nd, 1890, Mr. Henry Selders, aged 72 years,
7 months and 10 days. Thus another old settler of Lucas county
has been called to his final reward. Mr. Selders was born in
Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, Jan. 3rd, 1818, and in early
life removed to Huntington county, Pennsylvania. Here, at the
age of 19, he was converted and united with the Methodist Episcopal
church. Three years later he joined the United Brethren church to
which his wife belonged, and was a soldier of the cross for 50
years. he died full of faith and we "sorrow not as those who have no
hope." In 1840, he was united in marriage to Miss Charlotte G.
Hancuff who preceded him to her eternal rest about seventeen
years ago. The issue of this marriage was twelve children of whom
""Father Selders moved from Pennsylvania to Lucas county, Iowa,
in 1867, where he has lived, ever since, and upon the same farm.
He was the founder of the United Brethren church at New Florence,
Pennsylvania. He received a stroke of paralysis Jan. 18th, 1888.
His illness was of long duration, but he bore it with patience and
christian resignation. He peacefully fell asleep in Jesus, and is now
at rest, and his works do follow him. His remains were interred in the
Salem cemetery, followed by a large concourse of friends and
neighbors. In his departure the county loses an honored citizen and the
church a valued member. "Let us die the death of the righteous,
and let my last end be like his."
The Chariton Herald
25 September 1890