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Gyger, Wiley C. 1829-1903


Posted By: Linda Linn (email)
Date: 1/11/2012 at 01:09:12

Humboldt County Republican

Wiley Gyger

Died; At the home of his daughter, Mrs. Aaron Johnson, in Eldora, Iowa, Monday, May 4th, 1903, Wiley C. Gyger, aged 74 years, 2 months and 16 days. Mr. Gyger was well and favorably. known to a large circle of friends, having been a resident of the county for many years and of Humboldt and later at Livermore. He had been in poor health nearly all winter and about three months ago went from his home in Livermore to visit his daughter in Eldora at which place he was under a physician's care most of the time but not considered seriously ill till Monday morning when he suddenly became worse and died at 8:45 a. m. As he had previously arranged his remains were brought to Humboldt for burial and the services were held at the Congregational church Wednesday at 1:30 p. m. and were conducted by his late pastor, Rev Callahan, of Livermore, and the remains were laid to rest in the family lot in Union Cemetery.
He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Aaron Johnson, of Eldora, and Mrs. A. E. Minion, of Humboldt, two sons, I. N., of Davenport, Iowa, and C. H., of Huron, S. D., his [2nd] wife, Mrs. W. C. Gyger and an elder brother, George, who lives In California, as near relatives to mourn his departure. [His first wife, America A. died in 1891 and is also buried at Union Cemetery.]

Semi-Weekly Herald (Eldora Iowa)

He Dies at the Home of His Daughter and
Is Taken to Humboldt for Burial.
Wiley C. Gyger, whose home was at Livermore, came to this city Feb. 23, to pay his daughter, Mrs. Aaron Johnson a visit, and had been here only a few days when he was taken sick with something like la grippe, and in spite of all the physicians could do to stay the disease he failed to recover, other complications setting in. He was better and again worse for many weeks, and finally gave up all hope but lingered along until Monday, May 4th when he passed peacefully away, closing his own eyes and folding
his own hands in his last moments.

He leaves his wife [Rose L.] by a second marriage, and four children, two sons and two daughters to mourn his death. His children are I.[Isaac] N. Gyger, of Davenport; C.[Charles] H. Gyger, of Southerland; Mrs. A. E. [Mary L.] Minion, of Humboldt; and Mrs. Aaron Johnson [Susana A. in census records—possibly Antoinette] of Eldora.

His body was taken to Humboldt for burial Tuesday morning, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Johnson. A
short service was held at the Johnson home before the departure for the train, which was conducted by Rev. W. E Stanley of the Baptist church, Mr. Gyger having been a long time member of the Baptist church.

W. C. Gygcr was born in Lawrence county, Ind., Feb’y 18, 1829 and was 74 years old past.

He was a soldier in the civil war and a member of Co. C, 75th Ill., inft. He had resided in Iowa most of the time since his return from the army. He is said to have been a good and faithful Christian and a respected citizen.

A squad of old veterans acted as pall bearers in the last service here.


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