MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 462
submitted by Neal Carter, November 28, 2007
THEIR SUFFERINGS ENDED
MRS. W. H. SNYDER & A. J. FREERS
Dec 6, 1897 (hand written)
Mrs. W. H. Snyder, wife of the well known liveryman, departed this life at 2:25 o’clock yesterday afternoon at her residence on West Third street, having attained the age of 55 years, 5 months and 18 days. For more than two years she had been hopelessly ill, and the summons to a better world was to the suffering invalid a consummation devoutly to be wished. She was good and true in life’s every relation, and her going will be mourned sincerely by those who knew her as a kind, cheerful and charitable lady. Mrs. Snyder’s maiden name was Rebecca Bitzer, she being a native of Carlisle, Pa. She was united in marriage about thirty-five years since to Mr. Snyder, who with a son, Ottie, survives. She also leaves four brothers, Martin H., Galbraith, Henry and Adam Bitzer, all of whom reside here, except the last named, who is a resident of Kansas City. The funeral appointment will await the coming of the absent brother.
After a year’s illness, the venerable A. J. Freers tranquilly passed away at his residence, 1059 Lucas street, at 7:15 yesterday morning, the ailment to which he succumbed being Bright’s disease. Mr. Freers first saw the light of day on March 22d, 1819, and when 29 years of age left his native country, Holland, to emigrate to America. After several years spent in New York he came to Muscatine, and here for the past forty-three years he had made his home. Like all of his countrymen, Mr. Freers was a sturdy, honest and thrifty citizen who enjoyed the esteem of all who knew him. He is survived by his wife, three sons and three daughters, the children being William, Henry B., John H., Mrs. Erkson, Mrs. Charles Reesink and Mrs. Alf. Casson, all of whom reside in this city, save the latter, whose home is in Chicago. Religiously deceased was a life-long and devoted member of the Holland Baptist church. The time of the funeral will be announced later.
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