John Archer obituary; Mary Poinsett wife died earlier.
- A PIONEER GONE. 4tatU Call v John Archer to tlio 1 v Proa'mltssj Slte'p; WM an KsrlStll.rf lV.hl.atAaTwa. hip .lid Hljhly ll.pcl..llm r ilaaths. and rnsirals John Archer one cf the oldest and best known citizens of Allen oounty, died at 9 o'clock last' even - lag, at. the1 private hospital of Dr. Luella Derbyshire, where he bad been for some time taking treatment. treatment. Mr. Arctm's lllnoss hat extended extended over several months', and hla demise wag due to BiightV disease. Mr. Archer was born in Montgomery Montgomery county, Ohio, September 25, 1822, an (J came with his parents to Allen oounty in l82f. He was one of the earjy settlers of Washington township. Hla father, David Archer, was quite, prominent in early county affairs, and wai elected county commissioner commissioner In 1834. Io the fall cf 1841 John Archer settled upon the Washington township farm of 240 acres, which has since been his home. His early sohooling was limited owing to the slender educational educational opportunities of the time, but drew from the stern ourriculum of life a knowledge of affairs which served him well through later years. For nearly six years he was one of the board of trustees of Washington township, and for sixteen sixteen years was trustee under the present law, his last term expiring in 1880; he also served four years as assessor. He was a man of Indomitable Indomitable energy and lofty character, character, who won nuny friends and retained them. He was a member of the M. E. oh a roll and of the Masonic fraternity. Mr. Archer was united ia marriage marriage Ostpber 4, 1819, to Mary Poinsett, Poinsett, whose death occurred about one year ago. There are four living children, Mrs. Holiday, of Hurd street j Winfield Archer, who now resides in Nebraska, ond Andrew and Oliver, who live on the farm in Washington township. to' to jiol a lo Is ly.