Obit: Ackerman, Charles A. (1834 - 1919)

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----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN & PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 05/15/1919

Ackerman, Charles A. (31 DEC 1834 - 8 MAY 1919)

Charles A. Ackerman, one of Clark County, Wisconsin's oldest residents, died at him home in Pine Valley May 8, 1919. He was born at Hartwick, Otsego Co., N.Y., Dec. 31, 1834, and resided there till he was nineteen years of age. He then came to Dodge Co., Wis. There he married Miss Elizabeth Condit, Jan. 1, 1857 and lived at Rubicon, Dodge Co. till Oct. 10, 1864, when they moved to Clark County. They came across country with a yoke of oxen and a "prairie schooner", arriving at Neillsville Nov. 1, 1864. The following spring they secured and moved on the farm in Pine Valley, which was their home until they died. Mr. Ackerman combined in a fine way the characteristics of a good American citizen. He was industrious and energetic in opening up a farm and building a home in the wilderness; he was an intelligent reader and thinker on the events of the world; he stood for all good, moral causes that arose in the community or in the nation; he delighted not only in a productive and well tilled farm, but he took great enjoyment in the beauty of his orchard and garden and home surroundings; and above all he was a faithful and consistent Christian, for many years being a member of the Congregational Church. In all his life's work he was ably encouraged and helped by his good wife who preceded him in death only a little over a month; so they two who had toiled together in a life that was beautiful, in death were not long divided.

To them were born five children: Cecil, Isabel, Edith, Frederick and Cora, of whom three are living: Mrs. Cecil Ackerman of Spokane, Wash., Mrs. Henry Ackerman of Cathay, N.D., and Frederick who lives on the home farm. He leaves 12 grandchildren and one brother in New York State. The funeral was held Sunday at the Congregational Church, Rev. G. W. Longenecker officiating, and the Odd Fellow Lodge, of which deceased was a member, took part in the ceremonies. The daughter, Mrs. Garvin, came to the funeral.

The family wishes to express their appreciation to the friends for their help and sympathy and especially the Odd Fellow Lodge.



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