HENRY H. MISSMAN|
It is Answered by Three of Menard County's best Citizens.
The pale horseman, Death, who hath all seasons for his own, has this week summoned three more of Menard county's best and most respected citizens to "join the innumerable caravan."
HENRY H. MISSMAN,
Who passed a useful and upright existence of over thirty years as a citizen of Petersburg, died about one o'clock last Sunday night, of cancer of the stomach. He had been a sufferer for a long time, but such was his will power and energy that he fought the grim foe back, and pursued his business, -- that of merchant tailor, -- many months after most men would have given up. Before his death he devised a will apportioning his worldly accumulations, which are sufficient to place his family in easy circumstances. The funeral service was held at the Presbyterian church on Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock. The large number that attended the service and followed his remains to their last resting place, in Rose Hill cemetery, attested the esteem in which Mr. Missman was held by the community. A friend has kindly prepared the following obituary notice:
"Mr. Henry H. Missman was born in Germany, in what was formerly the kingdom of Hanover, Provinz Osnabrueck, village Gehrde, on the 26th of April, 1826, and was therefore 55 years 4 months, and 9 days old at the time of his decease. He emigrated to this country in 1846; worked for a few years at his trade as a tailor, in New Orleans and St. Louis; and took up his abode in Petersburg in the year 1850. Since that time we saw him (1860) marry his beloved wife, and living among us as a merchant tailor, true, faithful, and honest in his dealings, patriotic and law abiding as a citizen of our community, and of our whole beloved country. We saw in him an excellent example as a true husband and father; as a true friend to his friends; and living a stainless Christian life in all these years. On Sunday night about one o'clock he left this world of trouble and sorrow, a beloved and highly respected wife, and six promising children, after he had regulated his worldly affairs, given his beloved ones a last farewell, and recommended his soul to his Lord and Savior, in the staunch hoe of a life in a better world where he would find awaiting him his three beloved ones whom the Lord God found wise to take to heaven before him, and where he will await the coming of his beloved ones still here. The mourning widow and children have the heart-felt condolence of the whole community in this the time of their great sorrow."
Transcribed By: Jeanie Lowe