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 - BIOGRAPHICAL. Mrs. Stibgen was a native of...
BIOGRAPHICAL. Mrs. Stibgen was a native of Lancaster county, Pa., and came west with her husband iti 1851. For several years Mr. Stibgen was engaged in the lumber business with Mr. P. O. Fisher,* and was known as an" energetic, honorable business man. The family owned the* present T. K. Best residence a good many years, and afterwards sold it to Conductor Fisk. Mr. Stibgen passed away at the residence of Mrs. Chas. II. Chapman, on Galena street, iu 1879. Mrs. Stibgen was a lady who was well known among the early settlers of this county, and all who knew her will always remember her very kindly as a lady possessing many sterling qualities. Her great desire in life was to see hoi- children happy and prosperous, and she passed her declining years in quietness and peace, surrounded with every comfort that relatives could bestow. Mrs. Stibgen was a consistent and faithful member of the Evangelical faith, and for many years attended the Salem Church of this city. She was a sister of Mr. Jacob Mayer, for many years the proprietor of the Pennsylvania house, and her children are Mrs. John Gochenaur, who resides in the country; Mrs. Chas. II. Chapman, Mr. A. K. Stibgen, of the Bartlett Hardware Company, Mrs. W. J. Snyder, and Mrs. IE. K. Brubaker, of Dakota. The funeral occurs Friday afternoon. Rev. D. B. Byers, of Naperville, will officiate. The time will be 2 o'clock. MKS. JAUED SHEETZ, a resident of this county since 1839, expired at the residence of her daughter,

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  1. Freeport Journal-Standard,
  2. 29 Apr 1886, Thu,
  3. Page 4

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