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Keleher, Jeremiah 1831 - 1889


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 1/28/2023 at 18:46:00

Elkader Register, Thur., 01 Aug. 1889.

This community was startled on Friday morning by the report of the sudden death of Jeremiah Keleher, one of the pioneers of Boardman township, which occurred at about four o'clock that morning. On Thursday he had worked in the hay field, and on retiring was in his usual health. At the hour named his wife was awakened by his labored breathing, but before medical assistance could reach him he had breathed his last. The cause of his death was heart trouble caused by overwork the day before.

Mr. Keleher was a native of Ireland, having been born in county Waterford, in 1831, and consequently was 58 years of age at the time of his death. He came to the United States in 1848, when but 17 years of age. He first went to Illinois, where he resided for a time, and in 1856 came to Clayton county, locating on a farm near Elkader, where his death occurred. During his thirty-three year's residence in the county he has always been known as an honorable man and good citizen, ready to lend a helping hand to those in distress. Honest and upright in all his dealings he was respected by all who knew him, and his death will be mourned as a public loss.

He leaves an aged wife and four grown children to mourn his death. The children are Mrs. George Losch, Thomas F. and John, residing in this county, and William who has been living in Kansas.

The funeral took place Sunday morning, and was one of the largest held at this place for some time. Services were held at the Catholic church by Rev. Father Reilly, after which his remains were laid to their long rest in the Catholic cemetery.

A good man has gone to his reward.


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