Born: 26 Feb. 1868 in Mt. Morris, Ogle County, Illinois

Died: 2 Feb. 1935 in Velva, McHenry, North Dakota

From the Velva Journal: 7 February 1935

August Bearman taken by Death. Resident of McHenry County for a quarter of century taken by death on Saturday. Had been a resident of Velva for seventeen years. Death claimed August Bearman at his home in this city Saturday, February 2, after an illness which extended over a period of several weeks with a heart affliction, complicated with Bright's Disease. Mr. Bearman had not been in good health for the past twi years when he was severly injured by being run down on the highway by an automobile.

Deceased was born in Mt. Morris, Ill. in February 1868, and was 67 years old at the time of his death. He lived in the Mt. Morris section until 1909 when he came with his family to McHenry County, settling first at Granville and in 1918 moving to Velva where he has made his home since. In 1891 in Mt. Morris he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Shipman, a sister of Charles Shipman of North Prairie, and to this union 4 sons and 1 daughter were born. They are: Ben and Jesse of Velva, John of Mt. Morris, Edward of Enderlin, and Mrs. Ed Rolene of Velva. Aside from his wife and children he is survived by 28 grandchildren and one great grandchild. He is also survived by four brothers and three sisters, all of whom reside in Illinois except one who lives in Minnesota.

In his early years of life Mr. Bearman was much interested in horse racing and this interest he maintained throughout his later life. He was a poultry farmer and took great pride in his flock of White Wyandotte chickens. As a boy Mr. Bearman was confirmed in the Lutheran Church.

Funeral services were held this (Thursday) afternoon at the Nazarene Church with Rev. C. B. Prine, a neighbor for many years, officiating. Interment was made at the Velva Cemetery.

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