ISENBARGER, Levi (1851-1930)
Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 9/3/2020 at 21:30:44
(January 9, 1851 – November 12, 1930)
Ida County Pioneer Record, Ida Grove, Iowa, Thurs., Nov. 20, 1930, p.1
Was A Pioneer of Garfield Twp.
Funeral of Levi Isenbarger, Aged 79, Held Near Battle Creek Friday
Battle Creek, IA. Nov 19 – The funeral of Levi Isenbarger, one of the pioneer settlers of Garfield Township, was held at the home last Friday, November 14, at 2 p.m. Burial was made in Mt. Hope Cemetery at Battle Creek. Rev. Harry Wingert of Kingsley officiated at the funeral rites. A short prayer was offered by the Rev. Claude Fausnaugh of the Presbyterian Church of Battle Creek. Death came to Mr. Isenbarger Wednesday forenoon, November 12, due largely to old age. For the last three days before his passing, Mr. Isenbarger lay unconscious. A condition of failing eyesight, followed by blindness prevented Mr. Isenbarger from his usual activities during the past several years.
Levi Isenbarger was born on Jan. 9, 1851 at Potts Dam, Darke County, Ohio, and passes away Nov. 12, 1930, at the age of 79 years, 10 months and 3 days. He moved with his parents from Ohio to Indiana in early childhood, residing there until the age of 19, when he moved to Missouri, where he lived for two years. He then moved to Illinois, remaining there until the year 1883, when he came to Iowa. For the past 48 years he lived in the vicinity of Battle Creek. His chief occupation was farming and cattle raising. He specialized in the raising of purebred Aberdeen Angus. He united with the Church of the Brethren during his early manhood, remaining a member of that faith for a period of 55 years. Mr. Isenbarger was the eldest son of Jacob and Sarah Isenbarger and was preceded in death by his mother, a brother, John Henry, two sisters, Mrs. Amanda Caughey and Mrs. Lydia Scheidegger. Surviving relatives are two brothers, William Albert and Daniel J.; three nephews and three nieces, who with a host of friends remain to mourn his departure.
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