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DeKalb County Indiana Obituary

John Stahl
Contributed by Judy Richter

The Waterloo Press

Thursday, August 22, 1878

  <>Death of John Stahl

            John Stahl, formerly principal of the School in this place, died in Fort Wayne, where he resided and practiced law, on Friday last.  The disease from which he died was consumption.  We find the following account of the funeral services in the Fort Wayne items of the Indianapolis Journal.

            The funeral of the late John Stahl, on Sunday, was largely attended by the legal fraternity of this city and Northern Indiana, and a vast number of friends and relatives of the deceased.  The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Frost Craft of the Berry street M. E. Church, formerly of Indianapolis.  Mr. Craft’s remarks were very pathetic, and while he dwelt on the many virtues of the dead man, there were but few dry eyes in the vast crowd of listeners.  After the singing of “Nearer my God to Thee,” the remains were given in charge of the pallbearers, composed of the following members of the Fort Wayne bar.  Hon. Robert Bell, Judge Samuel Sinclair, Judge Allen Zollars, Judge Edward O’Rourke, M. B. Spencer, John Hayden, Benjamin Randall and Samuel Morris.  The procession moved from his late residence to the Fort Wayne, Jackson and Saginaw railroad, where a special train of coaches draped in deep mourning was waiting to convey the remains to Huntertown, Allen county, Indiana where all that was mortal of that truly good man, John Stahl, was laid in the silent home of the dead, near the village.

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