September 7, 1899
JOSEPH OGLE DEAD
Joseph Ogle was born Mary 14, 1838, in Carroll
county, Ohio, and died at his home in Illyria township, Fayette
County, Iowa, August 28, 1899, at the advanced age of 71 years 3
months and 14 days. The deceased was married at the place of his
birth to Sarah Barnhouse in June, 1852, and emigrated from there to
Fayette County, Iowa, in the fall of 1858, where he settled and has
since resided until the time of his death. Of the children born to
this union, six are now living, Mesdames Wickham, Prouty and Foster
of Elkader, Mrs. Shafer, of Elgin, Mrs. Peters, of Highland, and
Mrs. Fremont Ogle of Illyria township; besides these the wife and
two sisters, Mrs. Anna Lucas, of Fayette County, and Mrs. Isabel
Burrier, of Carroll County, Ohio, remain to mourn the loss of the
departed. Since June, Mrs. Burrier has been present with her brother
to assist in his last sickness. Mr. Ogle has been practically
helpless for several years and a great sufferer from rheumatic
trouble, which he bore with great fortitude.
Early in life Joseph Ogle united with the
Presbyterian church and has always consistency clung to that branch
of the Christian church, in which he was reared. The funeral was
conducted from the Illyria church, Rev. Matt Wing, of Elkader,
preaching the sermon. A large number of neighbors and friends were
in attendance, in respect to the memory of the deceased, who was
known and admired, for his sterling worth as an honest, upright man.
Interment in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Joseph Ogle was a plain, unpretending man
outspoken in speech, yet with a nobility of character and tenderness
of heart that endeared him not only at home, but to all who knew him
intimately; with courage to declare his convictions, he conceded to
others the right to their own belief, and exacted of them no more
than in consistency they asked of him.