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THE END OF AM,. JOHN BALLUPT EXrHtESFHOM OL1> AOE "-DKATU OF THE rATUkll OF JOHN IK SWEATT -THE FUNKUAL OF WALTER BROWN. " ^ At four o'clock Saturday morning, John Balluffjpasaed away quietly and peacefully, at the residence ofliJs daughter, Mrs. Josoph Frick, at the age of eighty-one years. Th« funeral services will occur on Sabbath afternoon at 2 o'clock, fiThe decascd was a native of Wertenberg, Germany, where he first saw the light on the 13th day of September, 1808. He came to this country in an early day, and about thirty years ago arrived in Freeport. He was one of the individuals afflicted with the gold fever.and started overland for California about 25 years ago. Tbe trip was made in two months, and Balluff engaged in mining. Here he contracted rheumatism which more or less affected him through life.He remained west two years and returned to Freeport, where resides two daughters, Mrs Frick and Mrs Conrad Smith, with whom he has made his home. His was generally healthy, and it is only the other day that he was singing for Mr Frick's children. He was a kind-hearted, genial old gentleman, and his death is mourned by all who knew him. His son, Prof E Balluff.a former resident,is now of Chicago.and he has another son out west somewhere. SWJ5ATT,

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  1. Freeport Journal-Standard,
  2. 20 Dec 1884, Sat,
  3. Page 4

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