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John Edward Pike was born near Greencastle, Pennsylvania, March 11, 1849, and died at his home east of Polo, Monday, November 28, 1910, his age at that time being 61 years 8 months and 17 days. He was the second son of John and Mary (Rizner) Pike.

The subject of this sketch spent his childhood days at Greencastle. In 1864 he came with his parents and brothers and sisters to Illinois and settled in Mt. Morris Township, Ogle County. They afterwards moved to a farm in the town of Buffalo, only a short distance east of Polo, and it was there he lived until the time of his death. He leaves to mourn his departure three sisters, Miss Belle Pike at home, Mrs. Jennie Loughride of Cotter, Arkansas and Mrs. J. A. Valentine of Rochelle, Illinois, and two brothers Frank and James at home.

The deceased was a man of quiet and agreeable manner and had the respect of his neighbors and all persons with whom he became acquainted. While he had not been in good health for more than a year the announcement of his death was a surprise to everybody. The funeral services were held at the Lutheran Church, Polo, Saturday, December 3, Rev. F. M. Keller officiating.
Interment was made in Fairmount Cemetery.

Contributed by Julie Bartimus (sourceunknown)

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