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John Lance
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Birth: Apr. 6, 1837
Wayne County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jun. 7, 1895
Medina County
Ohio, USA

Medina County Gazette - June 27, 1895

John Lance was born in Wayne County, Ohio, April 6, 1837. When but a mere child he moved with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Lance, and other members of the family onto what has long been known as the C. P. Lance farm, now owned by J. M. Hartman in the west middle part of Lafayette township, Medina county, Ohio, where he remained until the fall of 1862, when he joined the ranks of his country's defenders, uniting the gallant old forty-second regiment, O. V. I., Colonel James A. Garfield commanding. Shortly after enlisting his health became so impaired that he was discharged from the service. In the spring of 1863 he went to Michigan and enlisted in the twenty-eight Michigan regiment, where he gallantly stood at his post until the close of the war, when he returned home, like many other brave boys, happy in the thought that the cursed "slaveholders rebellion had been crushed and that Old Glory floated over every state in the union". November 1, 1866, he was united in marriage to Miss E. Musser of Westfield, Medina county, Ohio. Five children, four daughters, two of whom, Sylvia, who is married to Adelbert Chamberlain and is living prosperously on a part of the Lake View farm, and Clara, who is married to Ordie Gardner and is living happily on the Amos Gardner farm in York. The other two, Pearl and Minnie, who with their brother Lewis a lad of sixteen will remain at the old home for the present. Ever since his wife passed on before to the better land, three years ago, his soul's sincere desire has seemed to be cut loose from the scenes of earth and join his companion in the better world beyond. On Friday, June 7, while the breeze, laden with perfume of roses, were being wafted across his fevered brow his pure spirit left its early casket and soared to the realms of eternal bliss. He embraced religion, in the winter of 1860, under the labors of Rev. Delos Stone, united with the U. B. church and lived a faithful consistent earnest, humble, Christian member of the same to the day of his death. During the series of meetings last winter at the U. B. church he became very much interested and felt so much better that he frequently remarked to his family that he was either going to get better or would not live long. He was a kind father and an affectionate husband, and all who knew him loved him and admired his many Christian virtues and manly character. Funeral services conducted by his pastor, Rev. John Wertz, assisted by Rev. Knowles of Cleveland, and a choir from the Congregational and Disciple churches, were held from the U. B. church. The beautiful and impressive G. A. R. burial service conducted by Post commander G. D. Billings, assisted by about sixty of the members of the post from various parts of the county, were performed at the grave. The floral offerings by friends of the deceased were beautiful and profuse. We make special mention of a beautiful G. A. R. pillow composed of flowers and mosses with the G. A R. monogram on it, made by Miss Ettie Castle of Chatham and presented by Comrade Thomas Brown of the same locality. Comrade Lance was fifty-eight years and two months old at the time of his death. His remains were laid to rest beside those of his wife in their family lot in Union cemetery, north West Lafayette. A post mortem performed by Doctors Jones of Medina and Moody of Chatham verified the fact that kidney trouble was the immediate cause of his death. The members of his family and other relatives seem very grateful to the many kind friends who have assisted them in various ways during his long illness. They further desire to express their gratitude to the members of H. G. Blake post who attended the funeral and assisted in the burial of their loved one.

- Obituary provided by Find A Grave member Beverly Sprowl #22571442. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Christopher Peter Lance (1808 - 1884)
  Mary A Traxler Lance (1812 - 1876)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary E Musser Lance (1848 - 1892)
 
 Children:
  Silvia D. Lance Chamberlain (1867 - 1939)*
  Pearl Lance Waite (1869 - 1945)*
  Minnie Louella Lance Garver (1875 - 1945)*
  Lewis Merton Lance (1878 - 1966)*
 
 Siblings:
  Reuben Lance (1834 - 1900)*
  John Lance (1837 - 1895)
  Levi Lance (1845 - 1913)*
  Albert Thomas Lance (1852 - 1934)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
John Lance
Co. B 42 O.V.I.
Died
June 7 1895
Aged
58Yrs.2M.1D.

John Lance
Pvt Co B
42 Ohio Inf
Apr 6 1837
Jan 7 1895
 
Burial:
Waltz Cemetery
Lafayette
Medina County
Ohio, USA
 
Maintained by: M. Marolis
Originally Created by: Douglas King
Record added: Jul 22, 2005
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