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Inger, John 1822-1888


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 12/14/2014 at 15:30:20

Died - On Sunday morning, May, 6, 1888, of pneumonia, our highly esteemed and much respected citizen, John Inger, Sr.

Deceased was a native of Derbyshire, England, where he was born January 26, 1822. He learned the blacksmith and wagon making business in all its branches in that country.

In 1848 he came to the United States, locating first in New York State, then in Illinois, then back to New York, and finally in 1858 he came to Iowa, locating at Strawberry Point, where he has since resided, working at his trade in company with his son John D.

Mr. Inger was twice married, first in 1845 to Lucy Dawson, of Nottingham, England, who died in 1867, leaving three children. In 1870 he was married to Lucy J. Wiley, at Masonville, Iowa, who with her two children and the three surviving children of his first marriage are left to mourn the loss of a kind, indulgent husband and father. They have the deepest sympathy of the entire community in their affliction.

Mr. Inger was highly respected by all, and his loss will be keenly felt in our city where he has so long resided.

The funeral was held at the Congregational church of which he is a member, on Monday afternoon. Rev. W.H. Kauffman officiating. The funeral was under the auspices of the Masonic fraternity of which he was a valued member in life, and was largely attended by our citizens.

~The Register, Thurs. morning, May 10, 1888

Note: WPA records for the Strawberry Point cemetery are incorrectly annotated that he died in 1868 & served in the Civil War with the 1st Iowa Cavalry. His son, John Dawson Inger was in the 1st IA. The son died in 1912 & is buried in Bremer county, IA


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