Isaac Graeff obituary, Reading Times 29 May 1914 edition, page 1
ISAAC GRAEFF DEAD AT BELLEMAN'S CHURCH One of Best Known Retired Farmers In Centre Township Special to The News - Times. HERNVILLE, May 28. Isaac Graeff. one of the oldest and best known retired farmers In this section o fthe county, died this evening at 7.40 o'clock of general debility at his home near Belleman's Church, aged 89 years 9 months and 23 day Notwithstanding his advanced age, he enjoyed the best of health until a week ago ' Mr. Graeff was born in the old Graeff homestead in Bern township. He lived at the latter place until 1887, when he purchased the farm In Centre towrshlp, which he conducted conducted until he retired in 1893. In politics Mr. Graeff was a Democrat and he served as school director. He was a member of Belleman's Reformed Reformed congregation and for many years served as deacon and elder. The following children survive: Daniel, Centre township; Isaac and Samuel, Reading; Milton, Dauver - ville; Adam, Kansas; Aaron, Lees - port; Fred., Kansas; Catharine, wife of Frank Bucks; Ella, wife of Howard Zerby; Sallie, wife of Levi Becker; Ida, wife of Milton Rentschler; Mary, wife of Samuel Mast, and Jacob, of Kansas.