DeKalb County Indiana Obituary
Feb. 13, 1902, Thursday,The Waterloo Press
Contributed by Roselyn Wells
The funeral of Jacob Longernecker, one of the leading members of the Methodist Episcopal class at South Milford, on Corunna charge, occurred last Sunday morning at eleven o'clock, at South Milford.
Mr. Longernecker had not had a spell of severe illness in forty years, not since he was a young man eighteen years of age. He had been having a slight cold for two or three weeks, but did not regard it as being serious. On Saturday Feb. 1st, he took a load of corn to the mill to get ground, and in the handling of it became somewhat sweaty and took a load of corn to the mill to get ground, and in the handling of it became somewhat sweaty and took more cold, so that he was feeling very poorly in the evening, though he attended the revival service in progress. It proved to be his last attendance upon religious services, his case developing rapidly into a severe case of pneumonia, and he passed away Friday, Feb. 7th, aged 37 years, 3 months and 4 days.
He was a man most highly esteemed by all who knew him, as was attested by the number in attendance at the funeral services, there being but little standing room available.
The funeral sermon was preached by the pastor of the deceased, Rev. E. E. Ingalls, of Corunna. The K. of P. lodge of South Milford, was in attendance, of which order the deceased was a member. He died triumphant in faith in Jesus Christ his Saviour.