June 26, 1913
Jacob J. Geering
Jacob J. Geering was born in Switzerland Jan. 6, 1837, and died June 17, 1913, at the age of 76 years 5 months and 12 days. He came to America at the age of 12 years and lived in Illinois most of the time until 1874, when he came to Kansas and homesteaded the farm that has been home until his death. He was married to Jane Chadwick, Dec. 2, 1869. To this union was born eight children, five boys and three girls, two of whom died in infancy. Mary Jane died at the age of 26 years. The four boys were with him during his last illness. His daughter Jessie who lives in Oklahoma was unable to be present.
Mr. Geering united with the Methodist Protestant church in the spring of 1894, and those who knew him best never doubted his being a follower of the meek and lowly Christ. He lived a very quiet industrious life always attending to his own business. A man of unquestioned integrity. A very kind husband, father and neighbor.
Funeral services were held at Ash Grove church conducted by Rev. Zook, Wednesday, June 18.
The remains were laid to rest in the Spillman Cemetery.
May 2, 1935
Jane Eveline Geering
Jane Eveline Chadwick was born March 6, 1850, at Hillside, Mich., and departed this life at her home near Ash Grove, Kan., April 14, 1935, at the age of 85 years, 1 month and 8 days.
She moved to Illinois with her parents. There she was united in marriage to Jacob J. Geering Dec. 24, 1869. To this union were born five sons and three daughters.
She came to Kansas with her husband in a covered wagon in 1874, and they took a homestead on which she lived until her death.
Her husband, two sons and two daughters preceded her in death.
There are left to mourn her departure three sons, J.H. Geering, Gentry, Ark.; A.M. Geering, Ash Grove; and J.J. Geering, Vesper; one daughter, Mrs. H.E. Chase of Vinco, Okla.; 14 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and a host of friends.
She joined the Methodist Protestant Church in April 1893 of which she was a faithful and devout member until her death.
She was a true companion to her husband and a loving mother to her children.
Funeral services in charge of the Rev. Charles A. Bennett of Hunter were held from the Ash Grove M.P. church Tuesday afternoon. Burial was made in the Spillman Cemetery
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