Artifacts in banner (left to right): Chart showing apple orchard. Plate handed down from Stephen K. Mast. Quote from his obituary. Photo clipped from family reunion, 1932.
Stephen Kurtz Mast
Stephen K. Mast (1849-1934) is our great-grandfather on Mom’s side. He married Catharine Esch in 1873. They had 7 children. Stephen lived in the vicinity of Morgantown, Pennsylvania, all of his life. He grew fruits and vegetables for market. He was known for his 100-tree apple orchard. Stephen attended Conestoga Amish Mennonite Church serving as janitor and chorister. His brother Benuel is our great-grandfather on Dad's side. Stephen's parents were Isaac (1823-1907) and Mary (Kurtz) (1827-1914) Mast.