Jeffers, Isaac N. (1834-1898)
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Date: 1/10/2006 at 11:07:31
LeMars Sentinel, Thursday, May 12, 1898, Page 3, Column 5:
Word was brought to town Wednesday of the death of I. N. Jeffers which occurred at his home near Crathorne on Tuesday night. The cause of his death was stomach trouble. Mr. Jeffers was one of the pioneers of Plymouth county and was justly esteemed for his good qualities by all those who knew him. He was an upright citizen, a true friend and a loving father and husband. He was a Democrat of the old school and took a great interest in politics, both national and local and was always well posted on all affairs of state and prided himself on his party fealty. His death will be greatly regretted by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. He leaves a wife and five children, four sons and a daughter to mourn his loss.
Mr. Jeffers was born in the state of New York at Watertown nearly sixty-four years ago. When a boy he moved with his folks to Beloit, Wis., and later to Marion, this state. He came to Plymouth county in 1869 and homesteaded the farm which has has ever since been his home.
The funeral services will be held at the home on Thursday afternoon at one o'clock and the remains interred at the Plymouth Presbyterian cemetery.
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Died, Tuesday, May 10, 1898, Mr. Isaac Jeffers of abscess and ulcer of the stomach. Mr. Jeffers was nearly sixty-four years old, was born at Watertown, New York. Mr. Jeffers was one of the early settlers in Plymouth county, taking a homestead in Johnson township in 1869 and making this his home ever since. Mr. Jeffers leaves a wife and quite a number of children most of them grown. This was a hard stroke on Mr. Jeffers' mother who lives in Akron, Iowa. She is very old and in feeble health. The large funeral procession left the house at one o'clock Thursday and went to Plymouth Presbyterian church where the funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Mr. Braithwaite, of the Baptist church at LeMars. Mr Jeffers left a great consolation to his family as only a short time before his death he was convinced of his sins and he died, leaving the blessed assurance that it was well with his soul. The funeral was a large one. Mrs. Jeffers and family have the sympathy of the entire community.
May 19, 1898
JEFFERS.—At his home in Johnson township, May 10, 1898, of abscess of the
stomach, Isaac N. Jeffers, at the age of nearly sixty-four years.
Deceased was born at Watertown, in New York state. He moved with his
parents, when a boy, to Beloit, Wis., and some years later to Marion, Iowa.
In 1869 he came to Plymouth County and took up a homestead in Johnson
township, where he resided up to the day of his death.
Mr. Jeffers was a man of many friends, and news of his demise caused sorrow
and regret wherever he was known.
Left to mourn his departure are his wife, five children—four sons and one
daughter—besides many other relatives.
The funeral services, conducted by Rev. Braithwaite, of LeMars, were held at
the family residence, last Thursday, and the remains interred in the Johnson
township Presbyterian cemetery.
Plymouth Obituaries maintained by Linda Ziemann.
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