Jonas Stacy 1834-1908
Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 4/13/2019 at 01:10:49
(June 18, 1834 – March 2, 1908)
Jonas Stacy was born in Quebec, Canada on June 18, 1834. In 1866 he came to Iowa and in 1867 he came to Calhoun County and took up a homestead on the Laufenswiler farm two miles east of Knierim. A few years later he sold his homestead farm and purchases a farm four miles south which is now the deceased estate. In 1871 he married Miss Minnie Brand in Fort Dodge. To this union ten children were born: six girls, Flora Rice, Ida Willett, Emma Wilson, Anna Diemel, Misses Ella and Edna Stacy, four boys, William, Edward, Herman, and Harris. Three daughters and one son are now living in California. The rest are located close by. Besides the ten children he leaves a wife, five sisters and many grand children and a host of friends to mourn his loss. In 1903 Mr. and Mrs. Stacy left the farm and came to Knierim to give the children advantage of the town school. Up to the last summer Mr. Stacy enjoyed the best of health. He was of a very cheerful disposition and always had time to stop and joke with you on the street or in his home. Those who have known this good man for the past twenty five years state that he was a most desirable neighbor and true friend. The old settlers, as they came for miles around to pay their last respects to Mr. Stacy, feel that death has taken one from their number whose place never can be filled. This death has caused many to stop and reflect on the past when hardships and difficulties seemed almost defeat and how each settler exchanged his work and generosity to his neighbor. In such, Jonas Stacy ranks among the first. He was a Christian man and enjoyed going to church. He served in the Civil War and was honorably discharged. Since coming to Knierim he has lived a quiet, peaceful life and has been a most honorable citizen at all times. He passed away Monday morning, March 2, after a suffering of nearly nine months. The love and respect that the people had for Mr. Stacy was shown by the large attendance at the funeral services at the M. E. church Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Mueller having charge of the services. The interment was held in the Greenfield cemetery.
Calhoun Obituaries maintained by Karon S. Valeu.
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