Iowa Old Press

Western College Reporter
Western College, Linn County, Iowa
February 1, 1863

Capt. Joseph Vanmeter of Company H, 18th Iowa Regiment, died at Springfield, Missouri, the 14th day of January, 1863, of a wound received at the late Springfield battle. He was a member of the gallant Iowa First, at the time of the hard fought battle at Wilson’s Creek. But he has now fought his last battle and slumbers in a patriot’s grave at the National Cemetery, Springfield. He was formerly a student of Western College.

Mrs. Julia Henry, wife of Rev. W. E. Henry, died in this place on the morning of January 2rd, 1863. Sister Henry was a devoted Christian, and an influential member in society; wherever she lived her influence was felt to be of great moral worth to the church. She left a husband, three sons, and five daughters to mourn their loss. But their loss is her gain. She enjoyed, during her illness, great peace, and a glorious prospect of home in heaven.

[transcribed by K.W., July 2009]

Linn County