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Shawano County Advocate

Nov 21 1916

David G Perry, Old Resident of Belle Plaine Passes Away

Another pioneer of Shawano county and an old veteran, has passed away. David G. Perry died at his home in the town of Belle Plaine, about 2 miles from Shawano, on Friday morning, Nov 17th. The deceased was 80 years, 5 months and 1 day old at the time of his death. He was born in New York state where he grew to manhood and joined the war there, being a member of Co. B 118th NY. Shortly after the war closed he came to the town of Belle Plaine, and has made that his home since then. He was married twice, the last time in 1872. Besides his widow he leaves 10 children, all living, all except two were here to attend the funeral. They are Almon Perry of Michigan, Albert Perry of Washington, Mrs. Nora Fosdick of Washington, Mrs. Ida Goree of Pella, George Perry of Washington, Mrs. Mary Hamilton, of Navarino,  Henry Perry who is on the farm, Mrs. Laura Blish and Winifred Perry of Shawano, and Mrs. Clara Hecker of Richmond. There are also 22 grandchildren, Mrs. Fosdick and George Perry who live in Washington were unable to attend the funeral. The deceased was always an attendant at the Methodist church and was highly respected in his home town where he has lived so long. He had a great many friends who will regret to learn of his death. The funeral was held at the house on Sunday afternoon at 1:00, Rev Howe, pastor of the Methodist church officiating. Internment in the Lange cemetery in the town of Belle Plaine. The friends sympathize with the bereaved relatives in their hour of Sorrow.

23 Nov 1916

Shawano County Journal

Old Settler and Pioneer of County Dies at his Home in the Town of Belle Plaine

David G Perry died at the family home in the the town of Belle Plaine this county, Friday morning, November 17, 1916 at the age of eighty years, five months and one day.

In the death of Mr. Perry, Shawano County and the town of Belle Plaine has lost one of its pioneers and the ranks of the Grand Army another member of its fast diminishing members. He was well known in this city and was respected by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance.

Mr. Perry was born in New York state June 16 1836, where he grew to manhood, and at the call for soldiers in 1862 joined the Union army being a member of Co. B 118th Vol. Inf., NY serving three years. He received a painful saber wound in the face in one of the many battles that his company had taken part. He was married to Mary Culver in 1864 and came to Wisconsin in 1868, settling in the town of Belle Plaine, on a farm about two miles from Shawano, and where he has resided ever since. He was married the second time in 1872. He leaves to mourn his widow and ten children, all living. They are Almon Perry, Monroe Michigan, Albert of Tacoma, Washington; Mrs. Frank Fosdick and George also of Tacoma; Mrs. Mary Hamilton, Navarino, this county; Mrs., Ida Goree; Pella, this county, Henry who is on the farm, Mrs. Elmer Blisch and Winfield of Shawano; and Mrs. Charles Hecker of Richmond, this county. These children were all present at the funeral with the exception of Mrs. Fosdick and George Perry of Tacoma, who were unable to attend.

The funeral took place Sunday afternoon at one o'clock from the family home, Rev. H. H. Howe, pastor of the Methodist church, this city officiating. Internment was in the what is now known as Friendship cemetery, Bell Plaine. A large concourse of friends and neighbors turned out to pay their last respects to the deceased. The pallbearers were D H George, Charles Vosburgh, Fred Wirth, Nathan Lake and Wm Hecker and Wm Evans, all old soldiers with the exception of the last two named. The family have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.

 

Birnamwood News

November 1916

 

David G Perry

Old Settler and Pioneer of County Dies at His Home in Town of Belle Plaine

 

David G Perry died at the family home in the town of Belle Plaine, this county, Friday morning November 17th 1916

D G Perry Residence

David G Perry

Enlisted as Pvt 118 NY Inf on 8 Aug 1862 in Chester, NY

Mustered Out 13 Jun 1865 at Richmond, VA

Time Served 2y 10m 5d

Born Jun 16 1836 NY

Died 17 Nov 1916 Belle Plaine

Buried Friendship Cemetery Belle Plaine

Wives' Mary Culver and Dora Minnie Lade

Children Ida, Josephine, Almon, Nora, Mary, Henry, Laura, Winfield, Clara, Albert and George

Pension