MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 279
submitted by Shirley Plumb & Vicki Broughton, October 25, 2007
MACKEMER. – At his home in Fairport, Feb. 25, 1890, of typhoid pneumonia, JOHN MACKEMER, aged 55 years.
In the death of Mr. Mackemer the county loses a pioneer who was universally esteemed and respected. His waning health about nine weeks ago developed into typhoid pneumonia which clung to him tenaciously and ultimately caused his death.
A native of Pennsylvania, he came to Iowa in 1840, with his parents and later moved to Hancock county, Illinois, where they resided until 1846, when they located at Fairport. Mr. Mackemer conducted the general store at the village for long years, during which period he became a familiar figure to the residents of that section of the county, as also to Muscatine. He leaves a wife and wide circle of friends to grieve for him.
The funeral is appointed to occur to-morrow, from the late residence.
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