Obit: Alger, John (1838 - 1890)



----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 10/02/1890

Alger, John (7 DEC 1838 - 26 SEP 1890)

Died, at his home in this village (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.), on Friday, Sept. 26, 1890, John Alger, of heart failure, aged 51 years, 9 months and 19 days.

John Alger was born near Dunfrees, Canada West, and came alone to this country when twelve years of age and was not heard of for eighteen eyars, passing most of his time on the lakes and was on his way to Milwaukee to ship again when a stranger accosted him on the ears and insisted that he knew him; but it was a case of mistaken identity as he was taken for his brother, and through this stranger learned that he was only 16 miles from his beloved Christian mother and three brothers, who lived near Omro, Wis., whither he went at once. Feb. 7, 1866, he was married to Miss Arcelia Huffman at Wexford, Winnebago Co., Wis. Three years ago he came to this village with his family. During his residence here he made many friends who deeply regret his death, which occurred quite suddenly. His funeral occurred on Sunday last, Rev. J. E. Webster officiating, and was largely attended. He leaves his faithful wife, son George, and daughter, Mrs. Eliza Elmendorf. His three brothers, Nelson, Joseph and Wesley, who live near Omro, were present at the funeral, also a sister, Mrs. Eliza Wilbur, of Omro; also a brother-in-law, Eugene Hoffman, and wife, of Meadow Valley, Wis.



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