Obit: Andrus, Simon P. (1832? - 1911)

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----Source: HUMBIRD ENTERPRISE (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) 04/01/1911

Andrus, Simon P. (1832? - 28 MAR 1911)

The funeral of Simon P. Andrus, who departed this life on March 28th, 1911, was held from the M. E. church in this village (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Marcy. The remains were laid at rest beside those of his first wife and child in the Houghtonburg Cemetery.

Mr. Andrus was born in Binghamton, N.Y., seventy-nine years ago, being the oldest of a family of eleven children. At the age of 23 he settled on a farm near Dixon, Ill., moved to Chicago in 1864 and to Humbird in 1872. After a residence of nearly twenty years here he returned to Chicago, and ten years ago went to Ashland. There are left to mourn his death, his second wife; two sons, Dr. Andrus of Ashland, M. D. Andrus of Basalt, Idaho; two daughters, Mrs. H. A. Jewell of Centralia, Wash., Mrs. Wm. Seegar of Bellingham, Wash.; four brothers, S. S. and T. J. of Humbird, Alva of Osseo, Ribla in New York State, and also two sisters living at the old home in New York.

Those from away who attended the funeral were Dr. Andrus and Mrs. S. P. Andrus from Ashland, Alva Andrus, Frank Andrus and wife, John Kohn and wife from Osseo, Frank Andrus and wife from Augusta.

Mr. Andrus was by trade a mason. He was temperate in all things excepting in work. During all his life neither rain nor shine, nor physical condition apparently made any difference in his passion for work. A life long member of the Methodist Church, his church duties were a large part of his life, and he was faithful in this as well as in all that he undertook. He was the type of man who believed that the whole duty of man is to walk uprightly, earn his bread honestly and bring up his children in the fear of God and with due respect to the law of the land.



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