Jacob “Jake” Huss

Jacob “Jake” Huss

Birth
Green Creek, Sandusky County, Ohio, USA
Death 13 Feb 1911 (aged 80)
Green Creek, Sandusky County, Ohio, USA
Burial Clyde, Sandusky County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 61879901 · View Source
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Jacob Huss was the tenth child of Noah Huss and Mary Burkholder.

Jacob's obit as it appeared in the local paper:

After an illness of six weeks, Jacob Huss peacefully passed away at the home of his nephew, C.L. Rathbun. The summons came at noon, February 13, 1911, his age being 80 years, 5 months, and 8 days.

Noah and Mary Huss were among the early settlers in Green Creek township, the old homestead being on what is now known as Kernahan farm. To them were born eleven children, six sons and five daughters. Jacob Huss was the tenth in this family and was born September 5, 1830, and until he was twenty years old, lived on the old homestead. All of his brothers and sisters have preceded him to the great beyond.

In 1850 he crossed the great western plains to seek his fortune in the gold mines of California, and like most placer miners, Jacob Huss had his ups and downs. He was a bachelor of kindly, genial disposition, ever ready to lend a helping hand to those in distress. For nearly 40 years he and his boon companion, James Carson, made their home at Weaverville, Trinity county, California. When, finally, Mr. Carson was stricken with paralysis, Jacob Huss cared for him as a brother until the end, then gave him a Christian burial. After the death of his partner, kind friends at Weaverville, expecially Miss Lizzie Fox and her family, did what they could to make Uncle Jake, as he was called, comfortable and happy, for which relatives here will ever hold them in grateful rememberence.

Two years ago, January 2nd, Uncle Jake returned to Ohio to spend the remainder of his days with his relatives, his greatest desire to be laid at rest among his kindred.

The funeral was held at the home of Mr. Rathbun on Tuesday at one o'clock, conducted by Rev. J.E. Hill. Burial at Bakertown.

Thanks so much to Kathy Meadows for the obituary!


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  • Created by: Red
  • Added: 19 Nov 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 61879901
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jacob “Jake” Huss (5 Sep 1830–13 Feb 1911), Find a Grave Memorial no. 61879901, citing Bakertown Cemetery, Clyde, Sandusky County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Red (contributor 47105291) .