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Batchelder, Isaac Sherman 1840-1916


Posted By: Martin Davis (email)
Date: 3/27/2004 at 19:51:56

Death of Veteran Pioneer

The death of Isaac Batchelder last Saturday evening, May 6, 1916, removes
another of Akron's respected civil war veterans and a pioneer of this
locality. For the past dozen or more years Mr. Batchelder had been
practically an invalid and a great deal of the time was confined to his
bed. While eating supper Saturday evening he was stricken with heart
failure and passed away very suddenly.

Isaac Batchelder was born Feb. 24, 1840, at Rupert, Vermont, and died a the
age of 76 years, 2 months and 11 days. He grew to young manhood in Vermont
and on June 5, 1859 was united in marriage with Mary E. Covvey [sic], who
remained his faithful companion and now survives him. Heading the call of
his country during the dark days of the Civil War, he enlisted as a recruit
in the 123rd New York volunteers on August 24, 1864. Joining General
Sherman's forces at Atlanta when that city was destroyed by fire, he served
under Sherman until the close of the war and received an honorable
discharge at the national capital. In 1868 Mr. And Mrs. Batchelor [sic]
came west, locating at Belmond, Wright county, Iowa, and the following year
they came on to Lincoln county, Dakota Territory, settling on a farm hear
Eden, which is now Hudson, S.D. In1871 they purchased homestead
relinquishment in Union county, seven miles north of Akron, where the
family resided until 1890, when they moved to Akron and this place has
since remained their home. Mr. Batchelder engaged in the ice business in
Akron for about ten year, when the condition of his health compelled him
top retire from labor. His health was badly broken at the close of the was
and doctors informed him he might possible live six months. This was what
decided him to move to the prairies of the west, and the result was the
prolongation of his life considerably beyond the allotted span. Mr. And
Mrs. Batchelder were the parents of ten [sic] children, six of whom are
living. The eldest daughter, Hattie, died in 1896; a son, Charles, died
here in December 1910; a daughter, Mrs. A.J. Tresler died here about eight
years ago, and a son, William died at Tulsa, Oklahoma, four or five years

The surviving children are David F., of Tulsa, Okla; N.A. of Dimmock,
S.D.; Mrs. George Frost, of Chicago; Mrs. A.B. Tresler, of Akron; Mrs.
Warren Husted of Sioux City, Iowa; John Batchelder of Akron. Mr. Batchelder
was a man of strong patriotic impulses and deep religious convictions, both
of which traits he was free to express and always ready to defend. For many
years he lived a useful and active life, and before the long-threatened
shadow of illness settled down, was a prominent figure in this community.

After a brief service at the family home Tuesday afternoon by Rev. F.E.
Volck, the funeral was held in the Akron Baptist church, of which the
deceased had been a member for many years. The local G.A.R. and W.R.C.
members attended the services in a body, along with many sympathizing
friends. Interment was made in Riverside cemetery.

Relatives who came from a distance to attend the funeral were: N.A.
Batchelder, with [wife?] and children of Dimmock, S.D.; Mr. And Mrs. Warren
Husted and daughters, Eva and Edith of Sioux City; Mrs. L. Moran and Mrs.
A.D. Covvey, of Sioux City; Eugene D. Covvey, William Allen and Mrs. Chas.
Blumberg [Blomberg], of Hawarden.


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