Mt. Morris Index, December 17, 1925
Samuel A. Wagner, son of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Wagner, was born Feb. 2, 1868, on the old homestead one and one-half miles west of Leaf River where he spent most of his life. On account of failing health, he left the old home and moved to Leaf River about seven years ago. He was married to Miss Ida Wolf January 11, 1893, and to this union five children were born, four daughters and one son - Mrs. Ada Wells of Capron, Ill; Mrs. Ruth Zellers, Mrs. Ethel Knodle and one daughter who died in infancy. Dale, the only son is home with the mother. The deceased departed this life December 9, 1925, at the age of 57 years 10 months and 7 days. He leaves to mourn, his widow and the daughters and the one son. Also other relatives, four sisters, Mrs. Rosa Diehl of Mt. Morris, Mrs. Mary Thomas of Leaf River, Mrs. Clara Ross of Andrews, Indiana, Mrs. Edith Steyer of Bethany, Nebraska, and one brother D.G. Wagner, of Harlinger, Texas, besides a host of friends.
Contributed by Roy Meyer
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