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Pfoutz, Jacob 1833 - 1907


Posted By: Doris Challis (email)
Date: 12/14/2003 at 20:09:25

The Fairfield Ledger
Jan. 23, 1907
Page 2, col. 4.

OBITUARY. Jacob Pfoutz was born in Pennsylvania March 24, 1833. At the age of five he came with his parents to Iowa and settled with them near Rome. Here he grew to manhood and spent the greater part of his life. At the beginning of the Civil War he enlisted in the First Iowa Cavalry, Company E. He was in the Battle of Prairie Grove and many other hard fought battles. While many of his comrades fell on the field, he passed unhurt. He was a true and loyal soldier and ever faithful in the defense of his country's cause. After three years of active service, he was compelled to retire, and for disability received his honorable discharge. He was married to Prudence R. Hickenbottom, January 8th 1867, by Rev. Jonathan Lee, who conducted his funeral service. To this union three daughters were born. Mary preceded her father to that unknown shore at the age of eleven. The other two are Mrs. Kate Stephenson of Pocatello, Ida., and Mrs. Edna Woellhaf of Fairfield. The wife of his youth, the two daughters, and one sister, Mrs. Scott of Rome, are left to mourn his death. Eleven years ago he retired from farm life and moved to Fairfield.....During his last illness he arranged all his business affairs and dictated plans for his funeral and burial, which took place at Lockridge January 9th.....

Transcribed by Doris Challis from Jefferson County Records, Vol. 6. Not related to the subject


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