Obituary for John Eaton Kindell, 1835-1912 [source: unidentified newspaper]:
Mr. John E. Kindell, at Rest.
John E. Kindel was born in Miami Co., Ohio, April 15th, 1835 and died at his home in Byron, Illinois, at 8:15 o'clock Tuesday morning August 20, 1912 at the age of 77 years, four months and five days.
Mr. Kindel spent his boyhood days on the old homestead farm and was married on August 27, 1857, at Piqua, Ohio, to Miss Jeanette Stuart, of Scotland, who survives him. He emigrated to Illinois in 1861 and has been a resident of this state for nearly 51 years.
Eight children were born of this union, four sons and four daughters, six of whom remain to comfort their mother in her declining years. The sons are A. E. Kindel, Skagway, Alaska; J. S. Kindel, Rockford; the daughters are Mrs. R. H. Hench, Appleton, Wis.; Mrs. Chas. Barry and Mrs. F. E. Lowe, of this place and Mrs. Albert Kramp of Savanna.
The oldest son, Walter was killed on the railroad where he was a respected official for many years. Wilber died at home, in young manhood, after a lingering illness of several months. There are 14 grandchildren, all living.
The deceased was a prosperous farmer and left his dependent ones in comfortable cirumstance. He was a highly esteemed citizen, a kind neighbor and true friend. He was of a sound disposition and enjoyed [unreadable. . .]had a pleasant greeting for all whom he met and was missed when he became too feeble to make his usual walks up town.
His illness extended over several months and he was tenderly cared for by his family some of [line cut off] constant attendance, to assist the mother in doing all that could be done to make him comfortable.
He was a consistant member of the Presbyterian Church at Middle Creek, for many years and when he moved to the village of Byron he joined the Congregational Church by letter.
The funeral was held at the Congregational Church on Thursday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock, his pastor, the Rev. C.D. Moore who had visited him often during sickness offered consolation on this mournful occasion. The interment was made in Byron Cemetery.
CARD OF THANKS.
We wish to thank the neighbors and friends for their kindness during the sickness and death of our Husband and Father.
Mrs. Jeanette Kindel
Contributed by Carol Palmer Schmidt
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