Charles C Roberts IV

M, d. 2 October 2006
Father*Charles C Roberts III
Last Edited4 Dec 2020
     Charles C Roberts IV married Marie Lynn Welk, daughter of Kenneth Lloyd Welk and Nadine Elizabeth DuPlanti, on 9 November 1996 at Highview Church of God, Ronks, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.1 Charles C Roberts IV died on 2 October 2006. He was buried on 7 October 2006 at Georgetown United Methodist Cemtery, Bart, Pennsylvania; Charles Carl Roberts, IV, was buried on Saturday, October 7, 2006, in the Georgetown United Methodist Cemetery, Bart, PA.

Please consider making a contribution to the following funds:

Bank of Lancaster County

Nickel Mine School Victims Fund, c/o Hometown Heritage Bank, P.O. Box 337, Strasburg, PA 17579

Coatesville Savings at 1082 Georgetown Road, Paradise, PA 17562. One fund is the "Nickles Mines Children's Fund." The other is the "Roberts Family Fund, for Children of the Roberts Family.2
     He witnessed 5 Girls Dead in Amish School Shooting
By Mark Scolforo
Associated Press Writer
Published: Oct 03, 2006 6:25 AM EST

NICKEL MINES, Pa. (AP) - A fifth child wounded in the shootings at an Amish schoolhouse in Lancaster County died Tuesday in a Delaware hospital, state police said.
The child who had been taken to Christiana Hospital in Delaware died about 1 a.m., state police spokeswoman Linette Quinn said.
The girl was one of seven wounded in the school shooting Monday, the nation's third in less than a week. Three girls, and the gunman, died at the school, in a bucolic area of Lancaster County, authorities said.
Quinn said the two girls who died in hospitals early Tuesday had suffered "very severe injuries, but the other ones are coming along very well."
Another victim, a 7-year-old girl, died about 4:30 a.m. at Penn State Children's Hospital in Hershey, hospital spokeswoman Amy Buehler Stranges said.
"Her parents were with her," Buehler Stranges said. "She was taken off life support and she passed away shortly after."
A 6-year-old girl remained in critical condition and a 13-year-old girl was in serious condition at Penn State Childrens, Buehler Stranges said. She said the names of the children were not being released.
Three girls, ages 8, 10 and 12, were flown to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where they were out of surgery but remained in critical condition today, spokeswoman Peggy Flynn said.
Charles Carl Roberts IV, apparently spurred by a grudge two decades old, wrote his wife what authorities described as suicide notes, took guns and ammunition and went to a nearby one-room schoolhouse, where he killed three girls, critically injured seven more, and took his own life, authorities said.
Roberts, a father of three, also had a daughter who died as an infant. State police Commissioner Jeffrey B. Miller told NBC's "Today" said investigators were looking into other events in Roberts' background.
"We believe there are some other things that he was deeply troubled by," Miller said.
Roberts, 32, of Bart, was not Amish, did not appear to be targeting the Amish and apparently chose the school because he was bent on killing young girls as a way of "acting out in revenge for something that happened 20 years ago,"
Two young students were killed at the West Nickel Mines Amish School, along with a female teacher's aide who was slightly older than the students. Seven others, most shot at point-blank range, were taken to hospitals, authorities said.
"This is a horrendous, horrific incident for the Amish community. They're solid citizens in the community. They're good people. They don't deserve ... no one deserves this," Miller said.
According to investigators, Roberts had finished his milk deliveries before dawn Monday, dropped his own children off at their school bus stop, then at about 10 a.m. pulled up at the Amish school, which had about 25 to 30 students ranging in age from six to 13.
Roberts brought with him supplies necessary for a lengthy siege, including three guns, a stun gun, two knives, a pile of wood and a bag with 600 rounds of ammunition, police said. He also had a change of clothing, toilet paper, bolts and hardware and rolls of clear tape.
He released about 15 boys, a pregnant woman and three women with infants, barred the doors with desks and wood and secured them with nails, bolts and flexible plastic ties. He then made the girls line up along a blackboard and tied their feet together.
The teacher and another adult fled to a nearby farmhouse, and authorities were called at about 10:30 a.m. Miller said Roberts apparently called his wife from a cell phone at around 11 a.m., saying he was taking revenge for an old grudge. Miller declined to say what the grudge could have been.
"It seems as though he wanted to attack young, female victims," Miller said.
Moments later, Roberts told a dispatcher he would open fire on the children if police didn't back away from the building. Within seconds, troopers heard gunfire, and found his body when they were able to get inside.
From the suicide notes and telephone calls, it was clear Roberts was "angry at life, he was angry at God," and co-workers said his mood had darkened in recent days, Miller said.
The names and ages of the dead were not immediately released. on 2 October 2006.3


Marie Lynn Welk


  1. [S35] Armer Family, Manuscript, apr 17 2000 unknown repository, Rec'd Sept 12 1997.
  2. [S52] Bachman Web Site, online
  3. [S22] Lancaster Newspapers
    , Newspaper published Oct 3, 2006.
  4. [S35] Armer Family, Manuscript, apr 17 2000 unknown repository.

David Milton Hess

M, b. 7 June 1952, d. 28 February 2019
Father*John Lester (Jack) Hess b. 17 Oct 1915, d. 25 Jul 2001
Mother*Mary Jackson b. 1925, d. 31 Jul 2016
Last Edited4 Mar 2019
     David Milton Hess was born on 7 June 1952 at Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He married Jacquelyn Fay Welk, daughter of Lloyd Wilson Welk and Lorraine June Feister, on 27 November 1976 at Colerain Baptist Church, Colerain Twp, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. David Milton Hess died on 28 February 2019 at age 66. His obit:
David M. Hess, age 66, of Quarryville, passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2019 as a result of an accident. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late John L. and Mary L. Jackson Hess. He attended Colerain Baptist Church. David drove milk truck for LC Welk and then later for EM Herr, retiring in 2017. He was a member of Quarryville Fire Company Fire Police and a past captain and was a life time member of the Bart Township Fire Company. David enjoyed playing softball, hunting, fishing, birds and spending time with his kids and grandkids. He is survived by his companion Jacquie Welk, 3 children: Jason husband of Tabitha Wertz Hess of New Providence, Jordan Hess companion of Kelly Connor and Justin Hess both at home, 4 grandchildren and 2 siblings: Charles L. husband of Judith Whiteside Hess of Kirkwood and Janet M. wife of Ronald L. Erb of Bart. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers: Edwin Lee and Robert S. Hess. Funeral service will take place at Colerain Baptist Church, 1923 Noble Road, Kirkwood on Wednesday, March 6, at 11 a.m. There will be a visitation at the church on Tuesday, March 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. and again on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of service. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in David’s memory to Quarryville Fire Company, PO Box 143, Quarryville PA 17566 or to Bart Fire Company, PO Box 72, Bart, PA 17503.1 He was buried on 6 March 2019 at Colerain Baptist Church Cemetery, Kirkwood, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.1 David Milton Hess ID # 197269400.


Jacquelyn Fay Welk


  1. [S22] Lancaster Newspapers
    , Published March 4, 2019, page A11.

Joshua Timothy Hamilton

M, b. 5 December 1980
Father*Timothy Allen Hamilton
Mother*Marcia Lynn Feister
Last Edited24 May 1998
     Joshua Timothy Hamilton died. He was born on 5 December 1980 at Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Joel Allen Hamilton

M, b. 11 June 1983, d. 14 June 1983
Father*Timothy Allen Hamilton
Mother*Marcia Lynn Feister
Last Edited24 May 1998
     Joel Allen Hamilton was born on 11 June 1983 at Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He died on 14 June 1983.

Harold L Clark1

M, b. 6 July 1941, d. 8 June 1963
Father*Ivan J Clark b. 15 Nov 1912, d. 5 Jan 1995
Mother*Rosa Evaline Feister b. 20 Apr 1911, d. 25 Feb 1995
Last Edited12 Apr 2015
     Harold L Clark was born on 6 July 1941 at Pennsylvania.2,1 He married Elaine Smith. Harold L Clark died on 8 June 1963 at Pequea Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, at age 21. Cause of death was Acute Adrenal Insufficiency, duration of 15 minutes. Autopsy was performed.2,1 He was buried on 12 June 1963 at St John's EUB Cemetery, Paradise, Pennsylvania; His funeral was held at Brown Funeral Home in Paradise with Rev Edward Steiner as clergy.2,1


Elaine Smith


  1. [S32] Death Certificate, Pennsylvania Death Certificate # 060804-63.
  2. [S83] Betty Gregg, compiler, "Collection of Clippings and Obituary Info."