MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 464
submitted by Vicki Broughton, December 17, 2007
DEATH OF A PIONEER
Nov 7 1898 (hand written)
J.A. REULING, one of the pioneer residents of Muscatine, and a man who was widely known in and about the city, died at his home on East Fourth street shortly after one o'clock yesterday afternoon, of paralysis, a malady from which he had suffered during the past two and one-half years. He passed from life to a well-earned rest, surrounded by members of his family and, although physically helpless for so long, he retained his mental faculties to the last. His had been an active life and while he has in the past held public positions of trust and honor in the city, and was a public-spirited man in every sense of the term, he was a continuous and indefatigeable (sic) worker and an exceptionally close family man, finding his greatest enjoyment in a home circle that was made bright, prosperous and happy by the results of his honest toll.
John Adam Reuling was born in Germany, December 21, 1824. He came to America with his parents in 1838, and first settled in Burlington, Iowa. From there he came to Bloomington (now Muscatine) in the early forties, and began work at the baker's trade working with the late Henry Funck, in whose employ he was later engaged. Later he started in business for himself in the restaurant and bakery business, and afterward engaged in the grocery trade, from which business he retired in 1888. He was married in Muscatine to Miss Louise Schuler, the result of their marriage being eight children, all of whom survive him. His wife died in 1882. The children are Mrs. James W. Page, of Joplin, Mo.; J. Risley and George W. Reuling of Muscatine; Mrs. Ernest Reinemund of Muscatine; J. Adam Reuling, Jr., of Muscatine; Misses Nellie and Ella, and Walter, who live at home.
Funeral services will be held at the family residence, 109 East Fourth street, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Revs. Parvlin and Paget, the burial taking place in the city cemetery.
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