MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 434
submitted by Vicki Broughton, December 17, 2007
DIED IN PENNSYLVANIA
July 5 1896 (hand written)
Word comes from Parker, Pa., of the demise of MRS. P. R. BOHN, who resided in this city for sixteen years prior to 1866. She passed away on the 5th inst. Mr. Bohn during the war was a member of the dry goods firm of Olds & Bohn. The deceased lady was a favorite in social circles during her residence here.
The Parker Phoenix in an obituary says she was born in Circleville, O., Feb. 10, 1836, and was therefore sixty years of age at the time of her death. Her father, Dr. Gibson, died of consumption in the same year of her birth and her mother died of cholera in 1852. She was married that year to Phillip Reymer Bohn and in 1853 they removed from Circleville to Muscatine, which was their home until 1866, when business interests took them to Pittsburg. In 1875 they removed to Hollidaysburg and two years later to Parker. Eight children were born to them, but only one, George R. Bohn, of Indianapolis, Ind., survives. The Phoenix speaks in praise of Mrs. Bohnís deeds of charity and benevolence, filling humble homes with the sunshine of lifeís brightness, and says her death brings a sense of personal bereavement to very many homes. She was an excellent musician and at her funeral a select choir sang hymns which were known to be her favorites.
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