image
image

image
image
 

Eaton County Michigan

EATON COUNTY MEMORIAL REPORT

One by one the pioneers of the county are passing away. On last Saturday, Daniel S. Freeman died at his residence in the First ward, at the age of 74 Memorial Report 275 years. He was one of the oldest residents of this county, and will be greatly missed, as he was an honored citizen, a man who had the love and respect of the entire community. The funeral services occurred at the Garland street Methodist Episcopal church Monday afternoon, and were largely attended. The services were appropriate to the occasion. Dr. George W. Fish delivered a brief sketch of the busy life of the subject of this notice, which we print entire. As coming from this source, it is perhaps the-best sketch of the life of the deceased we could give. Dr. Fish said: It would, perhaps, better befit me to occupy a seat with this mourning congregation, and mingle my silent tears with them, than to attempt to say even a few words on this occasion. I am reminded in this presence to- day of scenes long past. More than forty 'years ago I left my eastern home, and with my young wife came to this, then a frontier town. We brought our church letters with us, and among the first to bid us welcome to our new home, and extend to us the cordial hand of church fellowship, was Brother Freeman, and through all these intervening years the friendship thus begun has been strengthened and perpetuated. Together we struggled, and prayed, and labored, trusting in God. In some very dark hours his strong, unwavering confidence and faith in God came to his brethren in the church like a baptism of strength.

Michigan 1883


Page 9


 






Please consider making a donation to help keep these sites alive.
Thank you



image
image
image

Site Map | Chapter Index | MICHIGAN
Old Capitol | Female College | Early Press 2| My Michigan |County Bar | County BarII | County Bar III | Asylum | Bazil | Ohio Boundary | Western Michigan | John Barry | Wyandotte | Port Huron | Saginaw Valley
image