Tama County Iowa Obituaries

Jacob Yeiser

The Toledo Chronicle
December 27, 1877

In this city, on the 14th inst. of Hemorrhage of the Bowels, after a lingering and painful illness of nearly 12 months, Jacob Yeiser, Jr., aged 36 years and 20 days.

Mr. Yeiser was born in Sandusky County, Ohio, November 23rd 1841. Nearly 20 years ago, he came with his parents to this county which has been his home ever since. At 16 years of age, he gave his heart to the Savior, at Pleasant Valley, Johnston County, this State, under the labors of Rev. Mr. Stryker, by whom also he was received into the M. E. Church, in which he remained a faithful useful and honored member until this death.

On the 7th of September 1861, he entered the volunteer service of the U.S. as a member of Company "F" 10th Iowa Infantry. At the battle of Mission Ridge he received the wound which resulted in the loss of his limb(leg) and in consequence of which he was discharged November 23rd, 1864.

Early in life Mr. Yeiser gave evidence that he possessed in a great degree many of the finer and better traits of our human nature, and these excellencies he retained in his maturer years and they won for him the respect of all who knew him.

Mr. Yeiser was married to Lydia Jane Johnston. Thay have no issue."

Submitted by: Gary Wade (GaryWOTR@aol.com)

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