FUNERAL OF J. C. RIEBEL
Many Persons Attended the Obsequies Yesterday Afternoon
The funeral of Jeremiah C. Riebel took place yesterday afternoon. Services were held at the house, 602 North Broome street, and were conducted byu Rev. J. C. Lane. Interment was made at Riverview cemetery. Many persons were in attendance.
The pall-bearers, all associates of Mr. Riebel in the employ of the Delaware Pulp Works, were William Saunders, M. Kearney, R. Marlin, J. Miller, John Thompson and S. Nickerson. Some of these men had worked with the deceased for thirty years.
The services at the house were attended by representatives of the Union Veteran Legion and other organizations. Mr. Riebel belonged to blue Rock Council, Legion of the Red Cross, Apollo Castle, K. G. E., Shepherds of Bethlehem, Cyrus Temple, Ladies of Golden Eagle, and the O. U. A. M. of Philadelphia.
Born in Philadelphia 66 years ago, Mr. Riebel entered the Union Army at 17 years of age and served with distinction throughout the Civil War. He enlisted in Company D, 23d Pennsylvania Vol. (a Zouave regiment) on September 4th, 1861, and was honorably discharged on September 4th 1864. Re-enlisting September 22d, 1864, in Company K, 13th Pennsylvania Volunteer (Cavalry), he served until the close of the war and was honorably discharged July 14, 1865, at Raleigh, N. C. He saw service throughout the siege of Yorktown and at the battles of Williamsburg, Fairoaks, Turkey Bend, Malvern Hill, Chantilly, Second Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Mary’s Heights, the Wilderness, Gettysburg, Culpepper, Rappahannock Station, Mine Run, Cold Harbor and Seven Pines.
At the close of the war Mr. Riebel returned to Philadelphia and engaged in the paper business. He came to Wilmington in 1880 and helped to equip the Delaware Pulp Works where he was actively employed up to the time of his death. He was ill less that two weeks. He leaves a widow, Mrs. Jennie Riebel, and two daughters, Mrs. Homer C. Simmons and Mrs. Willard Yarnall of this city.
(Every Evening, Wilmington, DE, 17 Aug 1910 (Wednesday), Page 5)
Civil War veteran; served in both Co. D 23rd Reg PA Inf & Co. K 13th Reg PA Cav Vols.
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