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 Jacob Grim

Jacob Grim

Birth
Death 20 May 1888 (aged 84)
Burial Mount Carroll, Carroll County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 56977196 · View Source
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JACOB GRIM was born in January 1804 in Washington, Maryland. He married MARGARETT GELTMACHER on April 15, 1827, in his hometown. They had six children during their marriage; Samuel, Elizabeth, Mahlon, John H., Mary, and Martin.

The following is Jacob's obituary and describes his last day.

Carroll County Mirror, Mount Carroll, Illinois Friday, May 25, 1888

Last Saturday, Mr. Jacob Grimm, who has been living with his son, Rev. John Grimm, near Coleta, came to our city to visit friends and relatives here and in the vicinity. He was greeted by his many friends with the cheerful remark of "how well you look," and he said he felt quite well, more so, than for some time. He spent Saturday night with his grandson Mr. Charles Grimm, and on Sunday morning, May 20, 1888 ate a hearty breakfast, and then said he would walk out to the church in Woodland, near where his son lived. He walked up the West Carroll side walk, carrying a satchel, and when he reached the hill top he was seen to fall, and Mr. Thos. Sandiford ran to him, but life was extinct when he reached him. The body was removed to Mr. Samuel Grimm's from where he was buried on Monday afternoon at the U. B. Church burying ground. Elders Margelath and E. Y. Smith conducted the services. Mr. Grimm was 84 years of age and leaves several children to mourn the absence of father from the circle of relatives.

Alice Horner's note: He is called Jacob Grim by several other sources, and at least two of his children used the Grim spelling. The copy of this obituary came from another genealogist's collection; she transcribed it from the original, which neither of us have. West Carroll is a longtime term for Mount Carroll. The U. B. Church burying ground is the Woodland Brethren Cemetery, which was the United Brethren Church. It is several miles north of Mount Carroll, and would have been quite a walk for an 84-year old man.


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  • Created by: Allice Reynolds
  • Added: 12 Aug 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 56977196
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jacob Grim (Jan 1804–20 May 1888), Find A Grave Memorial no. 56977196, citing Woodland Brethren Cemetery, Mount Carroll, Carroll County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Allice Reynolds (contributor 35060033) .