Acker, George S. (1834 to 1836 - 1906)
ACKER, HARRIS, GEIST, DILLING, RHODES, LEMARS, WALL, FRESH, GEORGE
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[From the 29 Jan 1906 Daily Telegraph]
DEATH OF GEO. ACKER
Died at His Home Sunday Morning
- Funeral Announcement
Yesterday, Sunday, morning, about 8:30, Geo. S. Acker died at his home,
four miles southeast of Atlantic. Death was the result of heart disease.
For some time he had been complaining about his health, though he had
not been ill. Yesterday he felt no worse than usual, and was up and around
the house and about fifteen minutes before he died was telephoning to his
Mr. Acker is well known in this community, having lived here about
twenty five years and the news of his death come as a shock to his many
friends. He was about seventy years old and leaves his wife and eleven
children, ten boys and one girl.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed, but it is thought services
will be held at the home Thursday.
[1 Feb. 1906 Messenger]
G. S. ACKER
The death of G. S. Acker occurred at his home southeast of Atlantic,
Sunday morning, Jan. 28. He had been ill for a few days from heart troubles
but was feeling better when the summons came suddenly while he was sitting
in his chair. He was nearly seventy years of age his next birth day
anniversary being in April. He has been a resident of this county
twenty-eight years and has lived on his farm southeast of town fifteen years
loved and respected by relatives and neighbors to the close of his busy
life. He is survived by his wife and eleven children. Though widely
scattered all his children are expected to be present at the funeral. Their
names and locations are as follows: N. J. and Walter S. Acker, Las Vegas,
New Mexico; Ed and J. C. Acker, Hoboken, New Jersey; Chas. H. and Clarence
Acker, Chicago; Jake F. Acker, Olewein; Harry M. Acker, Avoca; T.W., Ciel
M., and H. C. Acker and Mrs. E. E. Harris of this county.
[6 Feb. 1906 Daily Democrat]
George S. Acker was born on the 18th of April, 1834, in Martinsburg, Blair
county, Pennsylvania. His boyhood was spent on a farm. At the age of 21 he
entered the Cassville Collage at Cassville, Penn.; paying his way through
school by working on holidays and during vacations. At the age of 24 he was
graduated. On February 11th, 1860, he was married to Elizabeth Geist of
Blair county, Penn., farming a year after his marriage. In the spring of
1869 he and his wife and children removed to Shellsburg, Benton county,
Iowa, living there one year. In the spring of 1870 they removed to Tipton,
Cedar county, and in 1878, deciding to remove further west came to Cass
county. For thirteen years they resided on a farm, one mile and a half north
of Lorah and in 1892 they removed five miles southeast of Atlantic, where
Mr. Acker died while sitting in his chair at home on Sunday, January 28th,
death resulting from heart disease. Besides his wife he leaves eleven
children, ten sons and one daughter. The children are T. W. Acker, Mrs. E.
E. Harris, C. M. Acker, H. M. Acker, A. F. Acker, D. E. Acker, Chas. H.
Acker, Walter S. Acker, Horace C. Acker, John C. Acker and Geo. Clarence
Acker. He leaves five sisters, Mrs. Henry Dilling, Union, Iowa, Mrs. S. S.
Rhodes, Martinsburg, Penn., Mrs. D. Lile, LeMars, Iowa; Mrs. Sam Wall,
Altemont, Kas.; Mrs. John Fresh, Shickley, Neb. Two brothers and one sister
died before him.
The funeral services were held on Thursday of last week at the home, the
Rev. J. George officiating, and the interment was made in the Atlantic
cemetery. A large concourse following the remains to their final resting
In all respects Mr. Acker was a good man and citizen and his death in a
loss to the world which knew him.
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