Clipped From The Indiana Democrat
J. II. Brilhart; one of Indiana's most substantial and well-known business men, died at his residence, on North Sixth street, Tuesday night at 10, at tho age of sixty-eight years. He was stricken stricken with paralysis Tuesday morning at seven o'clock while dressing himself, and fell over into an unconscious condition. At about 7:30 he regained consciousness and was able to talk to his son Harry. A few moments later he lapsed into a comatose condition, in which he remained remained antil liis death. Up until he was stricken tho deceased had been enjoying enjoying his usual health. Mr. Brilhart was tiornneai Georgeville, this county. When still a young man he came to Indiana and for a time was employed in the stores of Matthew Cypher "and J. M. Guthrie. He then engaged in the merchandise merchandise business with David Ellis and later with John L. 1H77 he opened a store at Getty. In Sixth and Water streets. In 1884 he moved up to Philadelphia street, where lie was engaged engaged in business at his death. Mr. Bril- hait was a prominent and influential member of the Presbyterian church. In 1871 the congregation elected four deacons, deacons, among whom was Mr. Brilhart, and he was the only one of them left. He had also been an elder in the church since February, 1891. The following children children survive: William, of DuBois; Harry PL, who was associated in business with his father; Leslie, of Ohio; Edward, of Homer City, and Miss Sadie, at home. The funeral services, conducted by Rev. F. 'S. Crawford, will be held, Friday afternoon, at 1. Interment will be made in Greenwood Cemetery.