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Eaton County Michigan

EATON COUNTY MEMORIAL REPORT

The church was crowded with the friends of the deceased and family. The Rev. Mr. Northrup delivered a biography of Mr. Covert, which we publish below. The services were very impressive. With the death of J. B. Covert, Flint loses one of its most enterprising and public-spirited citizens, and one- who will long be missed from our beautiful city. Jacob B. Covert was born in Ovid, N. Y., on the 26th of March, 1807. His father, Tunis Covert, whose ancestors emigrated from Holland, was a citizen of New Jersey, and a firm believer in the doctrines of the Dutch Reformed Church, in whose faith he reared his family. Being a poor man, dependent upon his labor for the support of his family, he sought a home in western New York, then a vast wilderness, covered with primeval forest. Here his children were born and reared, and received those impressions which led them to become pillars in the church, good and useful members of society. At the age of twenty-two young Covert was united in marriage with Miss Catherine Stanett, who bore him several children, only two of whom survive him, and are with us to-day. In the spring of 1835 he emigrated to Michigan, being but twenty-eight years of age, and commenced his pioneer life. His beloved wife, after enduring with him the hardships incident to new settlements, was called home to heaven. She was a godly woman, and a great help to her husband. On the 15th of May, 1854, he was married to Mrs. Elizabeth A. W. Yerkes, with whom he has spent almost twenty: nine years in happy wedlock—and who has cared for him in his many afflictions. from the loss of his arm, and numerous bodily infirmities, and who now mourns his departure.

Michigan 1883


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