Jacob Rowland 1846-1906

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Gigous were called to Hartwick, Iowa, Monday of last week by telegram announcing the death of their brother-in-law, Jacob Rowland, which sad event occurred on the morning of that day, his funeral services taking place on the following Wednesday. Mr. Rowland's death was very sudden and was occasioned by heart disease. He was sitting on his porch and had just spoken a cheery good morning to a passing neighbor when he sank to the floor dead. Mr. Rowland on first coming to Illinois from Washington County, Md, in the early part of the 70's spent several years in the vicinity of Mount Morris, forming many acquaintances who cherished his friendship. On leaving here he went to Iowa and purchased land becoming a prosperous farmer, and a year or more ago retired to live in the nearby small village in which he died. Only a few weeks ago Mr. Rowland accompanied by his wife made an enjoyable visit of a month's duration with friends in Mount Morris. Mr. Rowland was a man of nobleworth, who gave to those needing assistance, with a generous hand, and was sympathetic to a fault. His untimely death is to be deeply regretted. The deceased was 60 years of age. Besides his sorrowing wife he is survived by seven grown children, four sons and three daughters, all of whom except one are married and live in the immediate vicinity of their parents home.

Jacob Rowland was born in Maryland, Washington Co. August 18, 1846 and died November 5, 1906. Was married in Mt. Morris, Ill. to Christiann McKee in Feb. 20, 1868. He came to Poweshiek County that same spring and farmed until three years ago last april when he moved to Hartwick where he was living when his death came. For several months he had bad trouble with his heart, shortness of breath coming after the least exertion. Death came very suddenly Monday morning about 9 o'clock. He attended church Sunday both morning and evening and Monday morning he was preparing for the plasterers, apparently enjoying his usual health until the attack came. He was a successful farmer, a kind and helpful neighbor, a good citizen, a model husband and father. He will be greatly missed not only by his own family but by his many friends. It paid him to live well that he might die well and leave so many to mourn his loss. His wife, four sons and three daughters survive him, all living near Hartwick. The funeral was held Wednesday morning at ten o'clock. Rev. John Zuck of Clare, Iowa pastor of the Dunkard church preached the funeral sermon.
Christiann Rowland nee McKee, born Feb 7, 1847 in Washington Co., Md died Aug. 17, 1918 aged 71 years, 6 months, and 10 days. She married Jacob Rowland Feb 20, 1868. To them eight children were born. Her husband died in 1906. Sister Rowland united with the Church of the Brethren in early life. Services by Bro. J. Schechter of Brooklyn, Iowa assisted by Rev. Chandler, pastor of the Congregational Church. Interment in the Hartwick cemetery---Minnie Schecter, Brooklyn, Iowa
Christiann McKee was born Feb 7, 1847 in Washington Co. Md and died early Saturday morning, Aug. 17, 1918 aged 71 years, 6 months, 10days. Death occured at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. J. Korns, near Hartwick.

The deceased spent her childhood in Washington Co., Md receiving her education in the common schools there. At the age of eighteen years she moved with her parents to Ogle County, Ill where she resided until her marriage to Mr. Jacob Rowland which occurred Feb. 20, 1868. Mr. and Mrs. Rowland then came to the prairie farm southeast of Hartwick where they established a home which they endeavored to make an ideal home.

Into this beneficient home God sent eight children, Elizabeth who died in infancy, John V. Banna, who preceded her mother to the better land in April, 1916, Verna, Cloyd, Lucy , Web, and Walter.

Submitted by great-grandaughter Judy Rowland Gallegos

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