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LaBerge, Joseph 1828-1895


Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 7/19/2008 at 21:39:29

LeMars Sentinel
April 1, 1895


LaBERGE—March 30, 1895, at his home on the Sioux in Plymouth county, Ia.,
Joseph La Berge, aged 63 years.

The funeral was held at his residence today at 2 o’clock p.m.

Joseph La Berge was a French Canadian by birth. He came to St. Louis when a
young man where he resided a few years, in the interval going to California
in the early years of the gold excitement. He went to Elk Point, S.D., in
1860, and settled at his present residence on the Sioux (river), about seven
miles from Sioux City in 1867 and has resided there ever since and has
accumulated a snug competency. He is well known to the old residents of
Sioux City and to many of the latter ones. He was unusually quick and
bright in speech and well informed, especially in political history and not
withstanding his French birth and education his clear cut, polished
pronunciation and use of English was remarkable. He leaves a widow and a
large family of grown children and will be missed by a large circle of
friends.—Sioux City Journal, April 1.

LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
April 4, 1895


Died, at his home in Hancock township on the 30th of March, 1895, at 10
p.m., in the 67th year of his age, Uncle Joseph LaBerge, of congestion of
the lungs after a sickness of three days. The attack was severe and the
inevitable claimed its victim. He leaves a wife and eleven children, six
girls and five boys, all of whom are grown up.

The deceased was revenue collector in Dakota under Abraham Lincoln and
almost ever since has held a place of trust for the public, the record of
which has done him credit.

He was a faithful and loving husband and father, true to his country and all
that he represented; always on time where his attention was needed. The
family were all present who were living, except three boys and two girls.
The end came suddenly without a moments warning, those in the adjoining room
not seeing the last effort. It had been generally conceded that he was

The services were held at 2 p.m. on the 1st of April at his home. Rev. R. W.
Jamison officiating, the remains being interred in Hancock cemetery. An
elder son, John LaBerge, of Sioux township, will take charge of the home
affairs, the mother for some time having been very poorly, but she has borne
her trouble bravely.

The family extends to all who have aided in their affliction their heartfelt


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