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Commercial Review, Thursday, June 1, 1905, page 7 

   JOHN E. JUILLERAT was born in Switzerland June 23rd, 1843, and departed this life at his late home in this city, May 7th, 1905, aged 61 years, 10 months and 8 days.  Though suddenly stricken by paralysis and the messenger of death came in just a few hours, yet it was not unexpected by him, for he had arranged all his business matters and personally arranged with the undertaker relative to his funeral.   

   He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Emanuel Juillerat, who were of the Presbyterian faith and while in Switzerland were the only Protestant family in the canton where they resided.  He came to this country in 1849, taking up his residence first in Wayne county, Ohio, then in Allen county, and later went to the southern part of the state where in 1867 he was united in marriage to Catherine Petitory.  To this union three children were born, Mrs. John Kwis and Edward A. Juileratt (sic), of Green Tp., and Clarence Juillerat of the grocery firm of Juillerat & Suman of this city.  His first wife having died, he was again married in 1897 to Celia Girod.  To this union two children were born, Earnest and Ida. 

   About 21 years ago Mr. Juillerat moved to Greene township, this county, where he became a leading and successful farmer and stock raiser.  Some four years ago he left the farm and moved to this city.  By his industry, economy and honesty, he was able to succeed financially and was at the time of his death worth about $35,000.  His ear was never deaf to the cry of the needy and those who were helpless were his special care.  By his death this city of Portland has lost one of its best citizens, his children an indulgent and loving father, and his wife a kind and faithful husband. 

   He leaves to mourn their loss a wife, three sons, two daughters, 3 brothers and many other relatives and friends who sorrow, yet not without hope.  Brother Juillerat had been a member of the I.O.O.F. for over 25 years and Omega lodge of this city attended the funeral in a body.  The funeral was held in the Presbyterian church of this city Thursday, May 4th, at 10 a.m., conducted by the pastor Rev. S.A. Stewart, assisted by Rev. H.B. Bosworth.  Interment in Ft. Recovery, Ohio, cemetery

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