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Peter Pancrease Humbert (1840-1922)


Posted By: Carl Malone (email)
Date: 7/1/2017 at 19:35:47

The Adams County Union-Republican
Corning, Iowa
March 1, 1922


The community was saddened Sunday morning when the message was passed along that P. P. Humbert had passed from this life at about [9] o’clock that morning, at his home in Jasper township. Mr. Humbert was aged 81 years, 6 months and 16 days. Funeral services were held at the M. E. church, at 2:30 o’clock, this (Wednesday) afternoon conducted by Rev. E. S. Menoher, the pastor, and Rev. Mr. Clark, of Nevada, Iowa. The body was laid to rest in Oak Hill cemetery beside his daughter, Miss Bertha, and son John L. Humbert.

P. P. Humbert, son of John Humbert, was born in St Prancer, France, August 10, 1840. He came to America, with his father, in 1850, and landed at New Orleans on the tenth anniversary of his birth. For a time he resided in Nauvoo, Ill., from which place he came to Adams county, Iowa, in 1854, locating on a farm in Jasper township. Mr. Humbert was one of the first year members of the I. O. O. F. lodge of our city.

He was married January 1, 1862, to Miss Lucy R. Matthews, in a log cabin between Corning and Brooks. Walter Craig, a justice of the peace, performing the ceremony.

To Mr. and Mrs. Humbert six children were born, three whom preceded their father in death. The deceased children are Charles, who passed away when about 2 years of age; Miss Bertha, who died February 25, 1910, and John L. Humbert, who was laid to rest last year. Mr. Humbert is survived by his faithful companion of 60 years and the following children: Eugene P. Humbert, of Waxahachie, Texas; Roy Humbert of [out of focus and unreadable] wife, has spent the winter with his parents, assisting in caring for his father during his last illness, and Mrs. P. V. D. Little, of Corning. Mr. Humbert was ill for several months, gradually failing until the end came. He was well known in this community, where he had resided for so many years, he having spent nearly 40 years in his present home. Mr. Humbert helped survey the city of Corning. He was a good man, a splendid citizen and friend and his large circle of friends extend sincere sympathy to his loved ones in their hour of sorrow.


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