as in if to Aged Jacob Ebersohl Is Stroke Victim Esteemed Retired De Soto Township Farmer Dies in Barber's Chair Monday J;tcoh Ebersohl, for 2S years a resident of De Soto township and seven years a retired farmer living in De Solo, died of appoplexy In a barber chair in the town at 9:30 o'clock Monday morning. He would have been 72 years old next March 1H. Deceased was born in St. Glair county and removed to De Soto and farm'life in Ihe heart of Egypt twenty-eight years ago. A .year later his good wife expired, leaving the farmer with a family of nine to rear. Mis successful struggle which brought through the splendid family and farm won him the frank esteem of the .De Soto citizenship and established- him as one of the foremost Jackson county fanners. Jacob Ebersohl was a man after the heart of self-made men. Hardly a child in all De Soto 1 to.wnship there was who did not know the kindly aging man. or had heard his name mentioned in tones of deepest respect at the hearthside. Sons and daughters surviving deceased are John, a resident on the old home place; Ed, of Belleville; Jacob C,, long a mail carrier at De Soto; and Alfred, of De Soto. The daughters, Misses Lena and Emma, are at home. The other daughter, Mrs, Hulda FiUgeralds, lives at Clinton, 111. Jacob Ebersohl, until his health failed three years ago, was an acknowledged leader of the Knights of Pythias of De Soto, and a consecrated member of the De Soto- Lutheran Church. Ills death, although not unexpected, leaves a trail of sorrow wherever he was known. Kites will be conducted Wednesday at 1:30 at the De Soto Lutheran Church, the Lutheran Pastor, the Reverend Sappenfield, officiating. Burial in the Lutheran cemetery on Indian Mill.