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Perrine Family Obituaries
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Arne H Trelvik


Charles D. Perrine (ca 1843 - 25 Jul 1864)


Died at Charleston, Tenn, July 25th, 1864, Charles D. Perrine, a member of Co. B, 2nd Regiment O. H. A., son of Wm. E. and Anna Perrine.

Charles was a quiet, inoffensive young man, respected by all who knew him. His last ill ness was long and painful, yet he bore it with out a murmur, and to-day we trust, is a soldier
in the armies of King Emanuel. About an hour before he died, he raised his hands and repeated the name of Jesus, twice, which were the last words he uttered. He often spoke of his mother, and only a few hours before he died he said, “Tell my cousins, tell my mother, I have hope in Jesus; I don’t expect to get well, but I hope to meet them and all the rest in heaven.”

Mrs. Colonel Ewing, in a letter to his mother, says: “On Sabbath, two days previous to his death, I said, ‘Charley do you know me?’ ‘Mrs. Ewing,’ he feebly replied, and closed his eyes again, - looking as if he had already passed into another world. His cousin stood near, and I asked him about Charley’s age, and if he had a Bible. In a few moments Charley spoke himself of his age, and asked for his Bible. His cousin went to camp for it, and placed it in Charley’s trembling hand. He gave it to me and said, ‘Sister Mary.’ I then asked if he would like to have me write to his mother – and what I should tell her. He said, ‘Give her my love – and good-bye.’ After a while he groaned, - I asked him what he wished – he said, ‘I am thinking what I shall – tell – her.’ Then his mind seemed to wander. I sat with his cold hand clasped in mine a long time. I then asked if he could commit himself to the Savior, - he
said ‘Yes,’ and more I did not hear. I then bade him Farewell.”

Lines Written by a Comrade.
Dear Cousin, my mind wanders strangely to-day:
All my thoughts from this place have been driven
To dear old home, where I thought all was gay,
Then it rested on mother and heaven.

But I know that death will ere long lay me low.
Jesus his blood for sinners has given,
Trusting in this, I am ready to go,
Tell my mother to meet me in heaven.

Never more shall I see the loved ones at home.
Fro from earth death will soon have me riven,
But I go to find rest in heaven’s high dome,
Tell my mother to meet me in heaven.”

Source: unidentified newspaper clipping in the Helen (Evans) Ragatz papers at the Warren County Genealogical Society

Arne H Trelvik

5 Jul 2003

John Perrine

Warren County’s “Grand Old Man” Answers the Final Summons.

Many expressions of sorrow were heard on last Monday when the sad news was received in Lebanon of the death of Warren county’s grand old man, Mr. John Perrine, who passed to the great beyond on that day at his home near Hageman, ripe in years, rich in good deeds and beloved by all who knew him. His death came as the culmination of a brief illness.
Mr. Perrine was one of Warren county’s oldest inhabitants. He would have been 95 years old on his next birthday, February 15th, 1922. He was a native of the country and one of the oldest, if not the oldest man in the county, to be born here.
John Perrine was born on the 15th of February, 1827, on the homestead farm of his father, James Perrine, who settled here in 1812, and where Mr. Perrine resided at the place of his birth. He enlisted in Co. A, 35th O. V. I. and was mustered in as a wagon-master for the company at Hamilton, on August 15th, 1861, to serve for three years, unless sooner discharged. He was mustered out at Chattanooga, Tenn., on August 26th, 1864, upon the expiration of his term of service. Mr. Perrine served his country faithfully through the war, and participated in many decisive battles in which his regiment was engaged. He was captured by the enemy on October 2nd, 1863, and carried into the heart of the rebel country, but managed to escape, and after enduring great hardships and undergoing many exciting experiences, was finally able to work his way back to his company, and continued in the service until his final discharge.
Mr. Perrine was never married. The immediate survivors who survive him are one brother, B. F. Perrine, of Valparaiso, Florida, and a large family of children.
The funeral services were held this morning at 10 o’clock at the Fellowship church. Burial was made in the cemetery at that place.

Source: The Western Star, Lebanon, Ohio, Thursday, November 10, 1921
Copy from the Obituary Collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society,

Vicki Bergerhouse
4 November 2008

Lydia (Perrine) Brewster

DIED—On the 1st inst. at the residence of her father, Joseph Perrine, after a short illness of fever, Mrs. Lydia Brewster of Bellbrook, Greene County. She was in the 42d year of her age. She was a consistent member of the Baptist church for more than twenty-one years, and illustrated, in an eminent degree, all the graces and excellencies of the Christian character, and died the death of the righteous. She was an affectionate daughter, a devoted wife, a good mother, and an excellent neighbor.

Source: The Western Star, dated 11 June 1849 (obtained from the Ohio Historical Society, microfilm roll # 19249)

Judy Simpson
11 June 2004

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