John B. Engel born November 09, 1821 in France. Married Jacobine Hauter in 1844. Immigrated to this county in 1852.
The funeral of Mr. John B Engel, who died Saturday morning, was held at the Congregational church on Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Miss Moreland, the pastor, officiating. The deceased was born in France in 1822, where he grew to manhood and married, afterward coming to this country and finally settling in Wyanet. He was the father of twelve children, six of whom are living and were all here at the time of his death, except one daughter, Mrs. Bailey, of Oberlin, Kansas, who was too ill to come. Mr. Engel had for many years driven an express wagon and carried the mail between here and Pond Creek; hence the business houses closed during the hour of the funeral and there was a very large attendance. The hearse was drawn by the same black horses that he had so many years driven, being led instead of driven, the pall bearers walking on either side, which added greatly to the solemnity of the occasion. Miss Moreland’s text was “I will be to him a father and he shall be to me a son”. This is the only death that has resulted from la grippe in our midst. A relapse and then a cold resulted in pneumonia which was too severe for even his strong constitution. Business men say he will be greatly missed on the street. He was always punctual, kind, accommodating and trusty, and as the children go to their various homes, how he will be missed in the house of companion.
Bureau County Republican
Thursday, February 27, 1890