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Jeremiah D. Andrews obituary

April 6, 1910
Gazette (Stevens Point, WI)

     At 10:30 o'clock last Thursday night Jeremiah D. Andrews passed away at his home, 315 Dixon street in this city after an illness of about one week with erysipelas and stomach trouble. Since December 4, 1908, however, he had been in poor health, the result of falling from a roof which he was shingling, fracturing one of his hips, which confined him to his bed for several months, and he had been a cripple ever since.
     Mr. Andrews was born at Cobleskill, Schoharie county, N. Y., Jan. 8, 1843, and came to Wisconsin with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Andrews, when a small boy and they resided in Columbia and Richland counties for a time, arriving in Stevens Point in 1857, taking up their residence in the town of Linwood. he served in the Union army for three years and four months, having enlisted in Co. E, 18th Wisconsin Inf., and during the service lost one of his eyes. Upon his return home he was married to Miss Sarah Langton of Plover, who died a few years later as did also their two children. Aug. 23, 1870, he married Miss Genevieve LaMere and to them ten children were born, eight of whom, together with the widow, survive him. On son, James, was killed a couple of years ago by being run down by a train near Rudolph. The surviving children are Mrs. Ruth Goodin of Linwood, Mrs. Clara Shepreau of this city, Mrs. Effie Shaurette of Birchwood, Louis Andrews of Sauk Rapids, Minn., David and Mrs. Sadie Dixon of this city, Mrs. Pearl Horst of Hamilton and Frank Andrews of this city. One sister, Mrs. D. R. Wood of Bellfountaine, Ohio, and one brother, S. W. Andrews of this city, are also left. Mr. Andrews and family lived in Linwood for many years, removing to Stevens Point about fifteen years ago. In the early days he followed the life of a riverman and woodsman, but during later years had been employed as a carpenter.
     The funeral was held from the residence at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon, Rev. E. M. Thompson of the Episcopal church officiating, with interment in Union cemetery. The pallbearers selected from members of the G. A. R. were Wm. Reading, Enoch Bean, E. M. Copps, S. G. Stoddard, Walter Whittaker and Henry Johnson. Those present from outside were Louis Andrews and wife of Sauk Rapids, Minn., Mrs. Hugo Horst of Hamilton, Louis LaMere and wife of Mosinee, Mrs. Effie Shaurette of Birchwood, and Frank Pascavis and wife of Meehan.


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