MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 398
submitted by Charlene Nichols Hixon, Oct. 2, 2007
DR. STEPHEN HERRICK
An aged and well known citizen, Dr. Stephen Herrick, died of la grippe yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Lanning, aged 83 years. Deceased was a native of New York , but for many years resided in this state.
At one time he was a member of the county board of supervisors, from Montpelier township. One son, Chas. Herrick, of Letts, and two daughters, Mrs. J. R. Culbertson, of Fairfield, and Mrs. C. Lanning, of this city, survive. Mrs. L.L. Lane, now deceased, was his daughter. The remains will be taken to Letts to-morrow morning for burial.--- Dec 16, 1893 (hand written)
Died, at the residence of his son-in-law, Dr. Charles Lanning, Muscatine, Iowa, Dec. 10, 1893, Dr. Stephen Herrick.
Thus has passed away an aged citizen and a worthy Christian gentleman, and one highly esteemed throughout a large circle of acquaintances.
He was born in the State of Vermont, September 15, 1810. While he was quite young his parents removed to eastern New York. In early manhood he began the study of medicine and graduated at a medical college in Philadelphia, Penn. He was married in October, 1839, to Miss Gertrude Briece, and he remained in New York and practiced medicine for about twenty years. He came to Iowa in 1855 and, with the exception of a few years, had since resided in Muscatine county. His wife died a few years since. Three children survive him, viz; Mrs. Dr. Lanning, of this city, Mrs. Culbertson, of Jefferson county, this State, and a son, who resides near Letts.
The funeral service was held at Lettsville on Monday, Dec. 18th, and was conducted by Rev. J. F. Robertson. It was largely attended by his old friends and neighbors, all of whom bear testimony to his moral worth and Christian interity.
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