Obituary - John Moersdorf (1824)
John Morsdorf Dead.
John Morsdorf, one of the oldest citizens of Teutopolis, died at his home in the west end of the village Monday night. the old gentlemen had been poor in health for some time but was up and around until about a week before his death. Old age was the cause of his death. the deceased had been a hard working man all his life and was very conscientious in every thing he undertook. He was a strict church member and enjoyed the confidence of a very large circle of friends. John Morsdorf was born in Germany in the Rhine province on February 6, 1824. He received his education in schools of his native country and grew to manhood there. He was married twice, no children resulting from his first marriage. His second marriage was to Mrs. Susie Schlader and to this union several children were born, all being dead except one, Mrs. John Burford, of this village. In 1865 he came with his family to this place from Germany and settled here, having made this his home ever since. He leaves to mourn their loss a wife, who is blind, his daughter, a step daughter, Mrs. Christ Nosbisch, and a large number of relatives and friends. The funeral took place this morning from the Catholic church an was largely attended.
The Teutopolis Press. Thursday, December 3, 1903. A microfilm copy can be found in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield, IL.
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February 6, 1824
Rhine Province, Germany
November 30, 1903
Teutopolis, IL, US
Father: John Moersdorf
Mother: Susanna Schlader
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