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Algonquin Historic
Commission

Nunda Herald, January 7, 1897

David Kern

David Kern, a former resident of Algonquin, and an old settler, died at his home in Chicago on Thursday, Dec. 31, 1896. The remains were brought here for burial Saturday, Jan. 2, arriving on the 2:18 train in the afternoon. The remains were taken in charge by undertaker Johnson, and given interment in the Algonquin cemetery, where his father was buried about fifty years previous. The pall bearers chosen were Geo. Jayne Vernon Ford, Jas. Philip, Sr., A.L. Weaver,

Ed. Morton, Sr., and O. C. Chunn. The casket was profusely decorated with flowers. No special services were held, the funeral being held in the Fulton Street Church in Chicago, of which the

deceased had been sexton for the past five years. Cause of death, pneumonia. The departed was aged 65 years, and had been a resident of Chicago for about 20 years.

He settled in Algonquin in the early 40's, and was by trade a carpenter. Over forty years ago he was married in Will County to Miss Charlotte Howard, who with four daughters, two sons and seven grandchildren survive him. The children are: William, Ross, Mrs. Effie Sweet, Mrs. Carrie Frame, Mrs. Edith Pease, and Lottie,(the latter unmarried)all residing in Chicago and suburbs. The widow and children were present at the funeral in Algonquin. Among the relatives and friends in attendance were: Mrs. Henry Paddock of Nunda, Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Hardback of Ridgefield. see article again for last line Mr. Hardback's 1st wife sister to widow?

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