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John Pixler 1835-1925

PIXLER, STULL, FRENCH, VANMATRE

Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 4/14/2011 at 20:31:03

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On Monday evening of this week, following several years of failing health and intense suffering, John Pixler, a veteran of the Civil War and one of Postville's oldest residents, passed away at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey French in this city, where for some months past his needs had been faithfully ministered to, at the ripe old age of ninety years, two months and nine days.

John Pixler, son of Joseph and Margaret Pixler, was born in Smithfield, Pa., May 31, 1835, and as a young man came west to Iowa. On August 9, 1862, he enlisted as a private in Co. A, 27th Iowa Infantry, at Lybrand, Allamakee county, and served his country during three years of the Civil War, being honorably discharged from the service at Clinton, Iowa, August 9, 1865, after having participated in several of the important engagements during that great conflict.

In January, 1864, he came home on a furlough and on the 13th of that month was united in marriage to Chloe Joanna Stull at Lybrand. To this union were born six children, three of whom preceded their father in death. Those surviving are Joseph M. Pixler of Monona; Charles M. Pixler of Triumph, Minn.; and Mrs. Margaret VanMatre of David City, Neb. The wife and mother passed away April 8, 1877.

On January 21, 1888, Mr. Pixler was again united in marriage to Mrs. Hannah French, who died on September 18, 1893.

The greater part of John Pixler's life was spent in Postville, where during his active years he labored faithfully at whatever work his hands found to do, and until failing health confined him indoors he was known to practically ever man, womand and child of this city and community as an honest and industrious citizen, and all who read these lines will regret to learn of the passing of this old citizen, soldier and friend.

The funeral will be held from the Community church at two o'clock this (Thursday) afternoon conducted by Rev. R.F. Galloway and Arthur F. Brandt Post, American Legion. Interment in Postville cemetery.

~Postville Herald, August 13, 1925

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