Selby H. Kreisher Passed Away at His Home Here Last Evening.
Stroke of Apoplexy Blamed For Death
Prominent Retired Farmer Stricken While Painting Porch at Residence on East Armstrong Street Shortly Before Five O'clock Last Evening Had Been in Apparent Good Health in Early Part of Day.
Shortly before five o'clock last evening, Selby H. Kreisher, 81 years of age, a retired farmer living at 306 East Armstrong street, was suddenly stricken with apoplexy while painting the floor of a porch at his residence. Ross Paully and Russell Trout who were passing the house saw the body lying on the porch and upon investigation found that life was extinct. Accordingly Coroner Marion Carter was called and after viewing the remains he ordered the body prepared for burial.
Since last November Mr. Kreisher, with his son Lons and a grandson, Miles Price, had lived at the residence on Armstrong street. As he was alone at the time of his death the exact time of his demise is not known. For the past two months the deceased had been in ill health, but on account of his advanced age his relatives were little alarmed at his condition, believing it to be a natural result. Yesterday morning he was apparently in better health than usual and there was nothing to indicate the sudden attack.
Selby Henry Kreisher was born in Clinton county, Ohio, on November 15, 1839, the son of Henry and Mary Kreisher. Early in life he moved to this county, where he took up farming. At the outbreak of the Civil war he enlisted in the service of his country, becoming a member of Co. K, 72nd Indiana Volunteers.
In 1865 he was united in marriage to Margaret Thompson, who preceded him in death three years ago. To this union were born eleven children, nine of whom survive. The surviving children are: Mrs. Mary Beard, of Forest; Zeu Kreisher, of Seattle, Wash.; William Kreisher, of Ashtubula, Ohio; Mrs. Nettie Miner, of Swift Creek Canada; George Kreisher, of Elk River, Idaho; Mrs. Rosie Hinton, of Manson; Mrs. Annie Unger, of Middlefork; Dallas Kreisher of Kokomo, and Lons, at home. In addition one grandson, Miles Price, who also resides at the home, survives. Two brothers, Dennis Kreisher, of Kirklin, and Martin Kreisher of Indianapolis, and one sister, Mrs. Dan Troxel, of Kirklin, also survive.
Mr. Kreisher had spent practically his entire life in this county where he was engaged in farming. Not until last November did he retire from the farm and move to this city.
He was a faithful member of the Methodist Protestant church of this city and was also a member of the G.A.R. Throughout the community he was known as an honest, upright, citizen, and his passing will cast a shadow over his countless friends.
Funeral services will probably be held at two o'clock Monday afternoon at the Hopewell Methodist Protestant church, of which Mr. Kreisher was a member. Rev. F.W. Lineberry will conduct the services.
Friends may call at the residence from two o'clock until nine Sunday afternoon and evening and until noon on Monday.