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Yearous, Charles SR 1832-1905


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 6/23/2017 at 17:17:43

Charles Yearous, Sr., was born in Baden, Germany, Jan. 28th, 1832, and died in Highland, Jan. 7th, 1905. His mother died when he was three months old, and when he was three years of age his father emigrated and settled in Ohio where Charles was raised.

On April 1st, 1851, he was united in marriage with Miss Catherine Peters. Three years later he moved to Iowa and entered a farm in Highland township, where he has since resided until the last year of his life when he made his home with his son, William Yearous, and from whose home, on the 9th of January, his remains were taken to the Illyria church for divine services and then laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.

Mr. Yearous was converted in the old log school house when twenty six years of age and joined the United Brethren church. Later he united with the Evangelical church and has remained a faithful and active member. The home of Mr. and Mrs. Yearous was a hospitable one, in which ministers especially, found a ready welcome.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J.V. Hummel, by whom he was held in highest esteem and came from Worth county to perform the last sad rites, taking for his text a clause from the 14th verse of the 4th chapter of James. "For what is your life." Rev. Hummell visited the departed a few weeks before his death, and in conversation with him made inquiries as to his spiritual welfare. He looked up brightly and replied, "It is well with my soul." During his sickness, which was a very tedious one, he was very patient and accepted with gratitude all service rendered him. A short time before his death, one caring for him offered some nourishment. Looking towards her, he said, "I will soon feed on Heavenly manna." He retained his faculties clearly until the last. When the end was drawing near, he desired to see all his family. They were sent for and all present save two sons, Jerome and Aaron, who, on account of distance were unable to reach him in time. He had a kind word for each and desired them to meet him in Heaven, the passed peacefully away, trusting in Him who doeth all things well.

Charles Yearous was the father of ten children, one daughter and nine sons, eight of whom are living, one having died in infancy. His wife and eight children were present at the funeral. One sister, forty one grandchildren and four great grandchildren survive him.

Mr Yearous was an accommodating neighbor, and during his illness was visited by friends from far and near, which shows the regard in which he was held.

"When peace like a river attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll,
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

My sins, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought,
My sins - not in part, but the whole,
Is nailed to His cross, and I bear them no more,
Praise the Lord - It is well with my soul.

Though Satan doth buffet, though trials doth come,
This blessed assurance doth control
That Christ hath regarded my helpless estate
And hath spoken. Peace to my soul."

~Elkader Register, Thursday evening, January 19, 1905


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