Sunday, November 23, 2014

Funeral Record : John P. Wehrly (1838-1909) Jay County, Indiana

Baird & Hardy Funeral Home Records,  Jay County, Indiana 1909-1911

Located the funeral record of John P. Wehrly (1838-1909) while at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne recently.  John was my paternal 2nd-great granduncle, the son of Johannes "John S." and Barbara (Petry) Wehrly.   John was married to Catherine E. Lemasters (1840-1911), the daughter of Rev. Luman Walker and Nancy (Young) Lemasters.

According to this funeral record, John P. Wehrly was born in Pennsylvania on August 28, 1838.  While his father was born in Pennsylvania, census and other records indicate that he was born in Preble County, Ohio.  His date of death December 13, 1909 in South Portland.  I did not have the exact date of death, so know I can look for an obituary and his death certificate.

The record lists his age as 71 years, 3 months and 16 days.  The attending physician was Dr. Paddock and his funeral services were held at Salamonia on December 15th.

The name of the informant was not given, but was likely his wife Catherine.

This book was located on the shelves at Gc 977.201 J33scb 1909-11.

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