Elder John Knisely

Died at his home in Teegarden, Indiana, February 5, 1892, aged 76 Years. When young, he moved with his mother to Muncia Co., Ohio. At the age of 19 he came to Elkhart Co, Indiana. Was married to Margaret Bainter March 9, 1837. The fruits of this marriage being 4 girls, all of whom survive him. His companion was taken away by death September 8, 1871. The 16th of Ocotber, 1873 he was married to Rebecca Enyart, who survives him. He united with the German Baptist Church in 1840. He was elected Deacon in 1845, minister in 1859, and was ordained Elder in 1861 in the Church of his choice, where he was found always discharging his christian duties. He was a zealous worker in the Church and was always willing to give good council and keep peace with all mankind. Grandpa, as he was so familiarly known, has lived in Marshall County for many years and it can be well said of him as Paul of old said, "I have fought a good fight".

His remains were taken to the Union Church, five miles west of Plymouth where a funeral discourse was preached by Rev. Daniel Snell, from Sidney, Indiana, to the largest concourse of people that has been known of in West Township.

Typed transcript taken from a scrapbook of the Church History.

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