MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 53
submitted by Jo Ann Carlson, Aug. 24, 2007
JOHN H. PIGMAN
Obituary- April 18, 1874
At his residence in Sweetland township, on the 4th inst. Of typhoid fever, John H. Pigman, in the 73d year of his age.
In the death of our brother Pigman the Old Settlers are again reminded that they are “passing away,”
Until the Archangel
Calls them, they slumber.”
Mr. P. was born Jan. 21st, 1802, in Alleghany county, Md.-came with his father to Conshocton county, O., in 1808. In the spring of 1838 came to Scott county, Iowa, and in 1849 moved to this county of the farm where he died. In 1854 he was elected Representative to the General Assembly, and at the time of his death was County Surveyor.
For about forty years he was a professor of the religion of Jesus Christ, and exemplified it sacred principles by a life “unspotted from the world,” doing to all as he was willing to be done by.
He was an affectionate husband, a kind father and a good neighbor. He has “fought a good fight;” he has “finished his course,” and we have no doubt has gone to receive a crown that is “laid up” for all those who faithfully perform their duties while on earth. While the vacant chair reminds us of him who sleeps in the “silent tomb,” and we know that he can no more come to us, may we remember that “we shall go to him.” P.
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