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Obituaries - Peter Eyler

Macomb Journal - date cut off - but death occured September 16, 1900

Peter Iler, who lives 5 miles southeast of Macomb in Scotland township was in town Saturday. He died at his home about 4 am Sunday morning being ill but a short time. His wife was visiting at Macomb, Mo., and when in town Saturday he received a letter stating that she would be home Wednesday. He went home, ate his supper in apparent good health and when the rest of the family went to bed he remained up reading. How long he stayed up is not known. His son, a lad who slept with him, was awakened about 4 am by his father's heavy breathing. He alarmed the family and a grown daughter coming to his bedside raised her father up and began bathing his forehead with spirits of camphor; the patient gave a sudden gasp and fell back dead.

Deceased was born in Germany in 1842 and came to this country at the age of 16 years, sttling in Scotland township, this county. He was married Sept. 20th, 1870 to Miss Senia Ann Ryan. He was a farmer by occupation.

He leaves besides his wife, 11 children - Mrs. Bell Ferris, Mrs. Ella Powell, Mrs. Addie Hodges, Mrs. Mary Gingerich, Mrs. Nettie Duncan, Blossom, Lucy, Louis, Viola, Ray and Ruth.

He was 57 years, 11 months and 21 days old. The time of his funeral has not yet been decided on as they are awaiting news from his wife.

Contributed by Linda Worstell

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