Vinton Eagle; November 14, 1895
Abraham L. Remer
Abraham Remer was born in Stuben county, N.Y., May 27, 1818. Jan. 5, 1843 he was married to Mary A. Bates. Soon after his marriage he and his wife united with the Baptist church.
He moved to Michigan and from there to Wisconsin. After that he lived in Chicago for about a year where his wife died March 24, 1871. He afterward moved to Benton county, Ia., where he was married to Margaret Primmer Mar. 31, 1872. He had five children three of whom are living.
When the civil war broke out, he enlisted in the 5th Wisconsin regiment and did good service for his country. For many years before his death he was a faithful member of the M. E. church. He died Nov. 7, 1895, aged 77 years. The services were conducted by the Rev. N. A. Mershon assisted by Revs. Trevithick and S. T. Shortess.
Benton County Times; January 6, 1899
Margaret E. Remer
Margaret E. Primmer, daughter of Jas. Primmer, was born in Tennessee, Feb. 14, 1825. When but a child, with her father's family, she settled in Indiana, and in 1852 removed to Polk township, Benton county, Iowa, near where Primmer church now stands, enduring with the family the hardships of a pioneer life. March 31, 1872, she was married by A. J. Wycoff to Abram L. Remer, by this becoming the step-mother of his three daughters, and her influence for good over them is manifested by their lives and the love and esteem shown her during her life time.
Her husband dying nearly four years ago she was left without anyone specially to care for her, but spent her time with the families of Mr. Lane, C. Wilson, Jacob Alberts and her brother Elliot. She spent the last few months and during her late illness with Mr. Alberts and family, where she died on Dec. 30, 1898, aged 73 years, 10 months and 16 days. She died in the full triumph of faith in her Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. She was converted in Indiana and became a member of the M. E. church, and was a charter member of the Primmer church and remained as such until death.
Elder Milton Wells conducted the funeral services at the Primmer church and the foundation for his sermon is found in 1st Peter, 1 1:3-4. She was laid by the side of her husband in the Wilmington cemetery.