MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 397
submitted by Charlene Nichols Hixon, Sept. 29, 2007
BARGER.—At the home of her daughter, Mrs. George J. Schaefer, over No. 212 east Second street, Tuesday, October 17, 1893, at 8:20 a.m., of paralysis, MRS. ANNA BARGER, aged 63 years and 1 month.
The deceased had been an invalid for the past seven years and for the past two years had been confined to the house. Cheerfully she bore her suffering and with the patience and fortitude of a true Christian, looking forward to the inevitable with resignation and with the hope of attaining that eternal haven of rest and happiness where pain and sorrow are unknown.
Mrs. Barger was a native of Roscommon county, Ireland, and in her 24th year came to America, residing in the east for an extended period. After a residence of twelve years in Toledo, Ohio, she moved to Muscatine in 1858, and here had lived continually ever since. Her maiden name was Anna Davy, and she was first united in marriage to John Joyce, at Rome, N. Y., who sacrificed his life in the war for the Union, dieing in the service in 1863. Two years later she was married to William Barger, who died about a year ago.
Mrs. Barger possessed many good qualities that won for her the esteem of all with whom she came in contact. Her demise is mourned by five daughters, and a son they being, Mrs. M. J. Welch, Mrs. William Bretz, Frank Joyce and Mrs. George J. Schaefer, of this city, Mrs. Frank Bigger, of Denver, Col., and Mrs. D. G. Scholton, of Auburn, N. Y.
The funeral is appointed to take place Thursday at 9 a.m. from St.
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