Blagg's Clove Obituary –One of our oldest citizens Peter Francis Boirnier died last Saturday morning at the home of Mr. James Thompson in this village, after a short illness. He was born in France 1818. During his childhood his parents removed to this country, landed at Philadelphia. At the age of twelve years he came to live with Mr. Job Tuthill of Blagg's Clove, with who he made his home until he was of age, after which he married in approximately 1840 and built a small farm in the "Clove". He lived in that home until a few years prior to his death. His wife died about 8 years ago. He worked for Mr. Tuthill until Mr. Tuthill's death. He is survived by seven children; Daughters Anne Eliza (wife of James M.Merritt of New York); Elizabeth (wife of David Benjamin of New York); Emma (wife of Captain Talmage of New York); Orpha (wife of Charles Hughes); Belle (wife of Henry Tyler); sons Job T. (Joseph) of Ellenville and Frank, now away. In his younger days he was of fine physique, with a powerful voice. He responded to the countries call for volunteers in 1862 and enlisted in the 124th Regiment and served until the close of the war. He has always been a member of Issac Nicoll Post, G.A.R. of this village. Early in life he was converted at a Salisbury Mills revival meeting., and ever after he was a true and faithful Christian. He was an earnest worked in the prayer meeting, in Blagg's Clove School House, and many hearts have been brought nearer to their savior by his earnest prayers. In his younger days he could be seen every Sunday night with a candle in one hand and his bible or hymnal in the other, reading or singing the word of god. He used the talents that were given him and has returned them a hundred fold.
Peter F. Bouneer (1818-1900) and his wife Phebe J. Bouneer (1818-1894). Below Peter's name there is an inscription "Co. G 12th Regiment N.Y. Volunteers" pertaining to his service in the Civil War. Peter and Phebe's daughter Elizabeth Burneer and her husband David Benjamin are interred at the same plot; their inscriptions are on the opposite side of the headstone.
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