|Birth: ||Nov. 17, 1838|
Van Wert County
|Death: ||Jun. 28, 1920|
Van Wert County
Jacob Clouse was the son of George Clouse 1816-1859 and Elizabeth Kesler 1816-1884. Sarah Jane Emerine was the last of 3 of Jacob's wives. Jacob's family was the second family to settle in Van Wert County, Liberty township. Jacob was the first white child to be born in Liberty Township, Van Wert County, Ohio. The birth year on his headstone is incorrect.
(the following obituary was donated by Karin King)
Ohio City Progress
Van Wert County, Ohio
Handwritten date of July 2, 1920
TAPPS SOUNDED FOR AGED WAR VETERAN
Jacob Clouse, for years a familiar figure about Ohio City, honored and respected, of a happy disposition, and distinguished as being the first white child born in Liberty township, is dead. Death claimed him Monday afternoon. His illness was of short duration, old age gradually making its inroads to a constitution that bore up under many a previous hardships encountered in early pioneer life and later in the conflict of the 60's, where he experienced some severe fighting as a member of the union forces that invaded the south to forever abate the matter of slavery under the banner of emancipation.
Mr. Clouse was a grand old man. The splendid family he raised will attest this. The large circle of friends who welcomed his company are fruits of his acceptable congeniality, while the life he lived, followed as closely as was possible the principle of the golden rule. His memory will be incense to the living, because he lived right and wanted to have others enjoy the same privilages as was given him. He withstood all the hardships attendant upon the early pioneer, and lived more than his allotted time, that of three score and ten. The book of all books tell us this, that to live a (cut off)
Mr. Clouse was first married to Miss Elizabeth Roush. To this union four children survivie, being Miss Mary E. Clouse; Mrs. Elnora Roberts, Van Wert; Mrs. Alverta Miller, Rockford, and Mrs. Wm. Flager, Spencerville. His second marriage was to Miss Tilly Boyer. Two sons survive from this marriage, being C. C. Clouse, Ohio City, and J. G. Clouse, Houston, Texas. Three brothers are living, the venerable Wm. Clouse, Ohio City; G. W. Clouse, Hatfield, Ark., and E. Clouse who resides on the old home place.
On the 3rd of August, 1862, Mr. Clouse, together with his brother, William, enlisted in Co. A, 99th Regiment, O. V. I. He served during the war and was discharged at Nashville, Tenn., the 29th day of June, 1865. He was born in the year 1838, in Liberty township.
J. C. Clouse, who had been here at the bedside of his father during his illness, wired from Houston, Texas, that it would be impossible for him to get here in time for the funeral, which was held Thursday afternoon at the Lutheran church, conducted by Rev. H. C. Stuckenburg, assisted by Revs. Guy Miller and J. O. Moffit. Interment made in Woodlawn cemetery. Jacob Clouse was 82 years of age.
Very little sickness had Mr. Clouse ever known. He enjoyed good health up until a few days previous to his death. The funeral was large, attesting the esteem with which he was regarded both at home and abroad.
Those from out of town to attend the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Kepner, Lima; Mr. and Mrs. Dunifon, Van Wert; Mr. and Mrs. P. Dunifon and family, Willshire; Mr. and Mrs. Willis Rhodes and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Christman, Celina; Dick Crogan, Willshire; Mrs. Mimm, Van Wert; Mr. and Mrs. Chester Temple, Rockford; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Clouse and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Flager, Spencerville; Mary Jane Duncan, St. Marys; Marian Duncan and family, St. Marys; George Royer, Lima; Sam Fleming and Mrs. May Culver, Conant; Captain and Mrs. Carman, Van Wert; Mr. and Mrs. Otto Boroff and family, Van Wert; Ben Fast and wife, Celina; Amos Duncan, St. Marys; Clayton Miller, Rockford; Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Roberts, Van Wert.
CARD OF THANKS
(Handwritten date of July 9, 1920)
Jacob Clouse, Ohio City, Ohio was united in marriage to Sarah Jane Emerine, Ohio City, Ohio, on the 26 day of May, 1892, and departed this life June 28, 1920.
We desire to thank the many friends for their kindness during the illness and after the death of a beloved husband, and also the singers for the singing and friends for their beautiful flowers. - Sarah J. Clouse.
John George Clouse (1816 - 1859)
Elizabeth Kesler Clouse (1816 - 1884)
Almyra Matilda Boyer Clouse (1856 - 1884)
Sarah Jane Emerine Clouse (1859 - 1931)
Elizabeth Rousch Clouse (1833 - 1877)*
Mary Elizabeth Clouse (1862 - 1874)*
Ellenora Catherine Clouse Roberts (1866 - 1946)*
Effie Jane Clouse Flager Davis (1873 - 1969)*
Charles Jacob Clouse (1879 - 1958)*
John Oliver Clouse (1882 - 1968)*
Jacob L. Clouse (1838 - 1920)
Simon Clouse (1840 - 1840)*
Michael Clouse (1841 - 1909)*
William Marion Clouse (1843 - 1923)*
Mary Jane Clouse Duncan (1848 - 1927)*
Esli T. Clouse (1851 - 1926)*
Huey Clouse (1854 - 1856)*
Co. A 99, Reg D.V.I.
Van Wert County
Maintained by: Mike Kohus
Originally Created by: John Shuck
Record added: May 20, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19451240
Added: Sep. 5, 2015
From Wild Bill Clouse, Marion A. Clouse's son|
Added: Jul. 13, 2012
Blessing to our great uncle.|
Jerry and Martha Dove
Added: Feb. 3, 2011