Moreland, Abraham B. died 1886
Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 11/9/2019 at 18:32:53
By telephone, Tuesday, Mayor Patrick was informed of the death of Capt. A.B. Moreland, the sad event occurring at his home in Strawberry Point, on the morning of the 26th.
He was Captain of G. Co., 6th Iowa Cavalry, and enlisted from the Colony, in Delaware County. He was deservedly popular. Since the war he engaged in the jewelry trade at Elkader, and lately at Strawberry Point. His age was 58. He leaves a wife and two children.
~North Iowa Times, Thursday, January 28, 1886
Last week we made mention of the fact that Capt. A.B. Moreland was very low with typhoid pneumonia, at his home in Strawberry Point, and this week we have to convey to our readers the sad intelligence that he has gone to his long home, the battle of life had been fought, and he has passed over to the majority.
Of his early life we have been unable to learn but little beyond the fact that he was born in Pennsylvania some 59 years ago, and while yet a young man came to Iowa, locating at or near Colesburg. Here he lived until the breaking out of the rebellion, when he joined the 6th Iowa Cavalry, and went out to do battle for his country, and was made Captain of one of the companies. He made a gallant record during the war and was severely wounded while in the service. At the close of the war he enlisted in the regular army, where he served for some time. Tiring of the military life he resigned his commission and returned to Iowa.
Shortly afterwards he came to Elkader, early in the 70's, we believe. Here he resided until two or three years since, when he removed to Strawberry Point, at which place he died.
While in Elkader he was engaged in the jewelry and also the hardware business, and had a host of friends who will sincerely regret to learn of his death. At Strawberry Point he has also engaged in the jewelry business, and his accommodating manners made him many friends.
He leaves a widow and three sons, all grown, to mourn the loss of a kind husband and parent. He also leaves several brothers who reside near Colesburg.
The funeral will occur to-day from his late residence in Strawberry Point, and then his remains will be taken to Colesburg for interment.
He was a member of the G.A.R., and also of the Masonic order, and his funeral will be conducted by those societies.
May he rest in peace!
~Elkader Weekly Register, January 28, 1886
-1885 IA State census, Cass twp., Strawberry Point, Mission st.: Abraham B. Moreland (age 59, jeweler, born PA) and his wife Gertrude M. (age 43, milliner, born IL)
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