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Hasbrook, Benjamin M. (1840-1902)


Posted By: Linda Linn (email)
Date: 3/8/2011 at 12:14:03

LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel

Death of Benjamin Hasbrook
Benjamin M. Hasbrook, one of the pioneer residents of Plymouth county, died at his home in Union township on Friday night of heart failure. Mr. Hasbrook had been suffering from a severe attack of pneumonia but had recovered and was regaining strength when suddenly stricken by the angel of death.

Benjamin M. Hasbrook was born in Ulster county New York on February 1, 1840, and passed his early youth and manhood in that state. When the call to arms went through the land in the early sixties he enlisted for service in the army and was a member of company F, Fifteenth New York volunteer engineers. He was mustered out of the service at Fort Berry, Va., in 1865. returning home he was united in marriage to Sophia DeVoll on Feb. 7, 1866. She died March 18, 1891.

Mr. and Mrs. Hasbrook came west in 1869, settling in Vernon county, Wisconsin, where they lived for two years, when they moved to Plymouth county locating on section 4 in Union township which has been their home ever since. They made the trip to Iowa in a wagon drawn by an ox team and experienced all the vicissitudes that befell the early pioneer in those days, when Indians were abroad in the land. The heart of man turned sick as he saw his crops devastated year after year by the grasshopper plague. with many others Mr. Hasbrook stuck it through and secured a home and comfortable competence which he richly deserved. He was an upright, honorable and patriotic citizen and had large acquaintance and many frinds in the community in which he lived so long. He was straight forward and honorable in all his business dealings, a staunch friend and good neighbor and his death will be sincerely regretted. He leaves three daughters and two sons: Mrs. W.B. Combs of Wakonda, S.D.; Mrs. G.W. Smith, Burton, Effie and Roe who live in this county. The deceased also leaves two brothers and a sister, Mrs. D.C. Reynolds and Sam Hasbrook of Dyke D.T., and Clint Hasbrook who is in northern Minnesota.

The funeral was held at the residence in Union township yesterday, Rev. Janssen, pastor of the Mt. hope Methodist church officiating, and was very largely attended. the interment was made in the LeMars cemetery and the remains laid to rest beside those of his wife. A short service was held at the graveside. The members of Mower Post G.A.R., of which the deceased was a member, attended the funeral to do honor to the memory of their departed brother in arms.

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