YEAGER, Henry 1840-1898
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/24/2019 at 18:37:11
Mr. Henry Yeager, who has been suffering with Bright's disease of the kidney for some time, died at his home in this city Tuesday morning. The funeral will be held at the Methodist church Thursday at two o'clock p.m. An obituary of the deceased will appear in next week's issue of the Republican.
--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 13 October 1898, pg 9
Obituary of Henry Yeager
The death of one of our best citizens occurred at his home in the north part of the city Tuesday morning, October 11, 1898, when the spirit of Henry Yeager took its flight and relieved his body from material sufferings. For several years he had been afflicted with Bright's disease of the kidneys, and though not confined to his bed he was a constant sufferer. He was stricken down about two weeks before his death and patiently bore the pain and suffering attendant upon that peculiar affliction of the human race. His medical attendance was of the very best and council was called from a neighboring city, but nothing could be done to relieve him or delay the inevitable end, and his loved ones were soon called upon to mourn his departure.
Deceased was born in Alleghaney county, Pennsylvania, August 22, 1840, and moved west as far as Rockford, Illinois, when a child and there he remained till the years of manhood called him into active life for himself. In 1863 he was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Richards of Elk Grove, Wisconsin. They came from Minnesota to Iowa nearly twenty years ago where they have since lived. They have lived in Grundy Center about eight years and up to the time of Mr. Yeager's death he has been considered a citizen of discretion and good judgement and his daily life has been an exemplification of the Golden Rule. He was converted to Christ under Moody and Sankey's meeting at Cedar Rapids in 1888 and united with the Methodist church in this city.
Those left to mourn his demise are his widow and three children: Mrs. Evalyn Y. Wardle and William Yeager of Cedar Rapids, and Katherine who is at home. John Albert, a second son, died several years ago. Other relatives and friends will mourn him dead but to those who are left in sorrow the beautiful life he lived and the confidence he expressed in the power of Christ to save will encourage them to look up higher and grieve not as one who grieves without hope, and they can truly say, "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord."
The funeral services were conducted from the M.E. church Thursday afternoon, Rev. McKim officiating. Beautiful flowers adorned his casket and sympathizing friends followed his remains to their last resting place in the cemetery west of town. The family have the sympathy of the community in their loss.
--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 20 October 1898, pg 5
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