Obit: Lindsley, Moses (1817 –1887)

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Surnames: LINDSLEY KRIBS SHAFER

----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 12/29/1887

Lindsley, Moses (21 FEB 1817 - 18 DEC 1887)

Died, at his home in the 2nd ward of the city of Beaver Dam, Wis., Dec. 18, 1887, Mr. Moses Lindsley, in the 71st year of his age.

The deceased was born Feb. 21, 1817, and is the last survivor of a family of nine children, who once lived in Springfield, Otsego Co., N.Y. His parents names were William Lindsley and Anna Kribs. When Moses was four years of age his father died, there still being two younger children. As he grew to mature years, the care of his mother and younger members of the family devolved on him and an older brother. For eight years he worked in a tannery in New York. In 1845 he came to Wisconsin with his mother and her family, and they bought a farm near the old "gravel school house," in the town of Beaver Dam, Dodge Co., Wis. In the fall of 1856, he sold the farm and moved to this city, which has since been his residence. For several years he worked in a rake and cradle factory, or al long as his health would allow, and since then has occupied his time in various mechanical industries, he being a skilled mechanic.

On June 26, 1848, Mr. Lindsley was married to Elizabeth A Shafer, a sister of M. Shafer, Esq., of this city, with whom he happily lived until her death June 8, 1873. He was married the second time May 4, 1874, to Miss Matilda Gerred. Mrs. Lindsley, for more than thirteen years, has devoted her life and love to her husband and they have lived together in happiness, and in a Christian home. No children were born to him and his beloved wife, and his brother-in-law, Mr. M. Shafer, are the only surviving relatives here.

For fifty years Mr. Lindsley was a consistent and useful member of the Presbyterian Church, he being a member of the 1st Presbyterian Church of this city, where the funeral was held last Tuesday afternoon, Revs. T. S. Johnson and H. Sewell officiating.

Thus has gone to his reward another of Beaver Dam’s pioneers, one of the most perfect of men, and a man of the most honest acts, beloved by all who knew him. His life departed at the toll of church bell, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. (Beaver Dam newspaper)

 

 


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