MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 346
submitted by Jo Ann Carlson, October 21, 2007
At his home in Bloomington township, six miles from the city, Sunday, March 20, 1899 of pneumonia, JEREMIAH GREINER, aged 73 years, 6 months and 8 days. After a long and painful illness, another of Muscatine county’s highly respected citizen has gone to his reward. The deceased was taken ill with la grippe several months since, the attack culminating in pneumonia, which greatly enfeebled him and caused heart trouble, from the effects of which fatal ailment he could not rally.
Jeremiah Greiner was born in Dauphin county, Penn., Sept. 12, 1818, and in 1843 was united in marriage with Elizabeth Hershe, sister of the late Dr. C. Hershe, in Cumberland county, Penn. In 1854 he came west with his family to Iowa and Muscatine, and after residing in the city for a year moved to the farm in Bloomington township, where he lived till his death. During the thirty-eight years that Mr. Greiner resided in this county he enjoyed the esteem and respect of his fellow-men and was honored with various local offices. In his death a good citizen has passed away.
He is survived by his faithful wife and five children-Benjamin, William, Christian, Abraham and Elizabeth.
The funeral is appointed for to-morrow morning at 10 o’clock from the family residence, conducted by Rev. L.B. Hix, of the U.B. church, of which deceased was a member.
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