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-- Obituaries --

SOURCE: "History of the Catholic Church In Indiana"-- by Charles Blanchard, 1898   {via Dearborn County Mail List}

JOHN B. GARNIER, a deceased business man of great prominence at Lawrenceburg, Dearborn county, Ind., was born in France August 15 1820, and came to the United States in 1845, locating in Lawrenceburg. June 17, 1847, Mr Garnier was united in marriage with Miss Mary E. Dafner, daughter of George A. and Marguerite (Hick) Dafner, and born November 9, 1824. To this happy union were born three children, of whom one only now survives - Anna M., the wife of Victor Oberling, both of whom are devout Catholics. The late Mr. Garnier, immediately after his arrival in Lawrenceburg, started a malt house, which he conducted with admirable success until the fifties, when he erected a brewery, the product of which found an extensive sale in Lawrenceburg, as well as in the villages near at hand and towns more remote. His previous handling of malt had well qualified him for the selection of material used in brewing, and from the start his product was recognized as being far superior to the ordinary beverage turned out by breweries of greater pretensions, and even of metropolitan celebrity. In this business he acquired a competency, although he continued to actively superintend the details of his brewing process until his lamented decease, which occurred at Lawrenceburg March 7, 1897. Mr. Garnier was a man of wonderful business energy, and his death was a matter of great regret to the citizens of Lawrenceburg, while St. Lawrence`s church lost, in him, a faithful and generous member and supporter. Mrs. Garnier still resides in the old homestead, and is one of the most respected ladies of the city. A sincere Catholic, she has shown her devotion to the faith by recently presenting to St. Lawrence`s church a new altar, at the cost of $1,200.




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