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William Riley Lierle
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Birth: Aug. 16, 1818
Montgomery County
North Carolina, USA
Death: 1905
Adams County
Illinois, USA



Grandfather Fought in the Revolutionary War.

Many of the old settlers of Adams county will learn with regret of the death of William Riley Lierle, one of the pioneers of this county. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Gibson of Girard, Ill., assisted by Rev. Garber, of Decatur, and Rev. Blubaker of Liberty. William Riley Lierle had been in the active service of the German Baptist church for half a century, and had officiated at numerous funeral ceremonies in the county, which gave him an extensive acquaintance. He was an American in the strictest sense, as his grandfather, Zachariah Lierle, was on of Washington's soldiers during the entire eight years of the struggle for independence.

The surviving children are: Mrs. Anne Lucas of Mounds, Ill.; Albert and William of Des Moines, Iowa; Mrs. J. Miller of McPherson, Kan.; Mrs. Caddle Enlow of Coffeeville, Kan.; Mrs. Nora Gillis and Mrs. Adella Lucas of Clayton, Ill.

Mrs. Lierle preceded her beloved husband to the grave some ten years.

Wm. R. Lierle was in his 88th year and had lived a successful and happy life, and his end was in accordance with such a life, very peaceful and serene.

Quincy Daily Journal, Quincy, Illinois
7 Dec 1905, Page 5
Family links: 
  William Albert Lierle (1796 - 1870)
  Catherine Sell Lierle (1795 - 1841)
  Peninah Hendricks Lierle (1825 - 1895)
  Abraham Lierle (1858 - 1860)*
  Benjamin F Lierle (1861 - 1861)*
  Zachariah Lierley (1815 - 1897)**
  Sarah Lierle Fessenden (1816 - 1911)*
  William Riley Lierle (1818 - 1905)
  Nancy Lierley Hendricks (1823 - 1909)*
  George Washington Lierly (1837 - 1838)*
  William Belton Lierle (1847 - 1930)**
  Huldah Ama Lierle (1849 - 1891)**
  Richard Lierle (1852 - 1934)**
  James Willis Lierle (1853 - 1931)**
*Calculated relationship
Clayton South Side Cemetery
Adams County
Illinois, USA
Created by: David Bartelt
Record added: Apr 05, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50676673
William Riley Lierle
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William Riley Lierle
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 Added: Nov. 4, 2013

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