And in the end… A Good story about death and burial set for Jan. 20 lecture at Reamstown funeral home

By on January 14, 2015

Michael Tod Good, sixth generation owner of the Good Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, Reamstown, will discuss his family’s history and changes in burial traditions on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m., during a free community lecture at the funeral home, 34-38 N. Reamstown Road.

Michael Tod Good

Michael Tod Good

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and tour the funeral home, which is known for its Victorian decor and quality antiques.

According to historical documents, Elias Weitzel Sr. relocated his family to Reamstown from Weitzeltown, Berks County, in the 1830s. He assumed the role of undertaker as part of his business as a carriage and furniture maker, by main trade, and crafted the coffins required by the town folk when a death occurred.

His son, Elias Weitzel Jr., continued the business. The “Good” name came about in 1893 when Hallie Weitzel, Elias Jr.’s daughter, married Harry H. Good.

A cigar maker by trade, Harry Good carried on the family business after his father-in-law’s death.

The rest of the story will be revealed at the lecture which is one in a continuing series sponsored by the Reamstown Historical Society and Museum.

For more information, call 717-364-0865.

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