Andrew 1843 - 1903
Contact: Joan Benner
----Source: Elroy Tribune, Thursday July 23, 1903, Page 1
Andrew Harmon was born in Maine, March 15, 1843. In his early years he came to Wisconsin with his parents who made their home at Abbotsford.
He had scarcely come to the years of manhood when the civil war broke out, and in answer to the call for men, he enlisted in the 10th Wisconsin Volunteers and served through the greater part of the war. Once he was taken prisoner, but on a dark night, on the way to a confederate prison, he crawled under a huge rock, where he remained for two days. Finally when the last southerner had retired from the spot Mr. Harmon came out from his safe retreat and soon to the joy of his heart beheld the stars and stripes.
When the soldiers returned from the war in 1865 he made his home on Millard's Prairie where he lived as a farmer until about 26 years ago when he came to Elroy. For the last quarter of a century Elroy was his home. Here was his home, here his children have grown up, and here are his friends.
For the last few years Mr. Harmon was a victim of disease. Last fall he sustained an operation in a Chicago hospital but after his return home he was confined for the most part to the house. For the past few months he suffered intense pain but he was a patient sufferer. To one who called upon him during his last days, he said: "My wife and boys and girls do all they can for me. I could ask for nothing more."
After many hard battles with suffering, death came on last Friday afternoon, July 17th. The funeral services were conducted by the Methodist pastor in conjunction with the funeral services of Mr. Harmon's sister-in-law, Mrs. Feathers, of Kendall. The burial services took place on Millard's Prairie.
Mrs. Harmon, Oscar and Ruth are still at home. Charles, who lives here at Elroy and works in the yard office. Ellsworth and Stella are both married and live at Kendall.
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