Decatur County Journal
February 28, l889

DIED--At his home in Center Township on Tuesday, February 26, l889,

JACOB CASTER was born in Henry County, Indiana, Aril l5, l836, and was
reared on a farm by his oldest sister, his mother having died when he
was quite young.  When 25 or 26 years of age he was united in marriage
to MISS KATIE ABBOTT, who still survives him.  Soon after his marriage,
MR. CASTER left his native state and came to Leon.  Here he purchased a
mill from his brother, SAMUEL CASTER.  He continued to operate this for
about three years.  He then concluded to return to the farm and traded
his mill for a part of the farm on which he lived to the day of his
death.  At this occupation he was unusually successful.  His farm was a
model for all who had an ambition for success in that occupation.  He
was a man of great industry and of good judgment, and he succeeded in
acquiring quite a large amount of property.

As to religious belief MR. CASTER was a member of the German Baptist or
Dunkard Church, and the church had no more upright or consistent member
than he.  He made no parade of his religion, but went along the path of
life quietly doing his duty to God and man as he understood it.  No man
enjoyed a greater amount of respect among his acquaintances than did MR.
CASTER, and no man leaves more true sorrow among neighbors than he.
He leaves a wife and five children.
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