MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 94
submitted by Ronna Thuman, November 14, 2007
ANOTHER PIONEER GONE TO HIS REST.
—WM. LEVERICH, an early pioneer of this county, died at his home, in Moscow township, 1 ˝ miles west of Wilton, at 6 o’clock yesterday morning, of some affection of the head in the nature of neuralagia, or inflammation of membrane of the jaw bone. He had been sick about six weeks.
The deceased was 77 years of age. He was a native of New York, we believe, and came to Iowa when it was a wilderness, staking off a claim on the land which he afterwards entered at the first land sales, and which he continued to own and occupy to the day of his death. Mr. Leverich was quiet and unobtrusive, though decided in his convictions. He was a life-long abolitionist, though never taking much part in politics. He was an earnest supporter of the government during the war and lost a son in the army. His wife and five children survive him. He was an uncle of County Superintendent Leverich.
The funeral took place at 2 o’clock to-day from the Methodist church in Wilton, of which the deceased was a member.
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