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Daskam, John 1830 - 1897


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Date: 9/14/2017 at 15:53:04

Iowa Plain Dealer March 23, 1897, FP, C4
John Daskam died yesterday noon about one o'clock. He was taken ill in church on Sunday and taken home and grew worse till death ensued, probably caused by heart disease. Obituary later.

Iowa Plain Dealer March 30, 1897, LP, C4

John Daskam, aged 67 years, 1 month, and 14 days, died in Cresco, March 22, 1897.
Deceased was a native of Elmira, Now York, removing to Illinois in his boyhood with his parents. He came to this state in 1852, locating on a farm in Winneshiek county near Hesper we believe, later, locating near Kendallville. March 10, 1855, he was united in marriage with Miss Susan Clark, who survives him. Nine children were born to them, three sons and six daughters, two dying in infancy, and one daughter, Mable Elliott passing away December 26th 1892. Mr. Daskam enlisted in the 38 Iowa volunteer infantry, serving three years and one month.
Six children are living, E. G., of Elgin, Ill., Mrs. Antoinetto Johnson, of Chicago, Mrs. Peckham, of Albion, William, of Kendallville, and Edith and Grace, who are at home in Cresco, and all were present at the last said rite. Mr. Daskam was a man universally esteemed for his good qualities of heart and his kind and obliging character and integrity. With the sorrow stricken family and friends, the people of their acquaintance deeply sympathise. The G. A. R., took charge of the funeral which was held from the Methodist church, the remains being laid to rest in the cemetery near Kendallville.

Transcriber’s Note: Iowa Gravestone Photo Project indicates he is buried in Oak Lawn Cemetery.

Oak Lawn Cemetery

Howard Obituaries maintained by Bill Waters.
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