Family Accounts - Descendants of Anna Rosine Fetterman & Heinrich Gernhardt

Minnie Hinterleiter (6)
September 15, 1872 - February 22, 1903

Daughter of Elwina Smith and Joshua Hinterleiter (5), Minnie married William Benjamin Sands of Baltimore, MD, on September 10, 1901.

“Minnie was a very sweet, bright and pious girl, beautiful in mind and heart as well as in person. I saw her often enough to become much impressed with her intense interest in and her learning of the Scriptures. She was greatly taken with Millenarian views, and believed that Christ would return to the world in great power and glory, just as truly and literally as he left it. She looked for a literal resurrection of the dead, and believed that the righteous alone would inhabit the earth when Christ has returned and destroyed all the powers of wickedness and converted the planet into a Paradise. But Minnie’s meek, pure and dutiful life endeared her to all her friends much more than her doctrines. She had enjoyed good health, and was rejoicing in the prospect of motherhood, when she was suddenly cut down by the Great Reaper, who is no respecter of persons” (from Heinrich Gernhardt and His Descendants, pg. 169).

Minnie was buried at Lebanon, PA, on February 25, 1903.

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