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Title: Obituaries Williamsport IN, Warren Review- Thursday, June 9, 1892 Edition
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Alonzo Nebeker was born in Fountain COunty near Covington, Sept. 9th, 1836 and died at his home in this place from heart trouble and nervous prostration induced by la grippe, June 3rd, at 9:15 a.m., 1892, aged 55 years, 6 months and 21 days. Deceased was a son of the late George Nebeker and Mary Nebeker, who died in 1870, and was the third of a family of eight children-four boys and four girls-four of which-Rheub, living in Foutain County, Ene, U.S. Treasurer, Luke of Kansas and Elizabeth, still survive him. He was of German and English descent and his life showed the marked characteristics of the two people. His early boyhood days were spent upon the farm and in the country schools of his locality, where he excelled, though being seriously afflicted from early life by a severe spell of fever. At the age of 22 years in the fall of 1858, he entered Asbury (now DePauw University) where he remained four years, acuitting the institution with credit. After leaving school, from '62 to '68, he was engaged in various occupations, being unfitted from his afflictions to follow the farm life, when he decided to enter the profession of teaching and began work in the lower part of this county, since which time he has been a citizen. Having taught several successive years in Steuben Township, he was elected County Superintendent in 1875 and removed to Williamsport. At the close of his term, Mr. Nebeker entered the drug business and enjoyed a good business. In 1881 he was again elected County Superintendent and filled the office for one term, when he entered the persion business in which he was engaged at the time of his death. Mr Nebeker's parents were Pioneer Methodists and he was brought up in that faith, and early became an active, earnest worker in the church, and each community in which he has lived has felt his strong influence for good. When asked if he feared death, he said, "Why should I? Have I not lived for this hour? I do not fear death-all is well." Alonzo Nebeker leaves many friends, and we have never found an enemy. he was united in marriage to Miss Laura Ordner of Altamount, Ill., May 22nd, 1888, with whom he has lived devotedly, and whose heart now suffers the pangs of bereavement, as only a living companion can. We extend sympathies in this, he sad hour of sorrow. The funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Patterson, were held from the residence here at 3:30 p.m. last Saturday, after which the remains were taken by train to the home of his brother, Reuben, on the old home farm, where the services were held at the Home Bend Church at 2 p.m., Sunday, conducted by the Rev. Kindig of Covington, after which interment was made in the family cemetery near by, attended by a large concourse of friends from both countries.

Date: 6/9/1892
Origin: Warren Review extracted from microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003364
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 1/14/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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