Obituary of Joseph Manning, Ogle Co. [IL] Press:

Death of Joseph Manning--When the announcement of the death of Joseph Manning, of Lincoln Township was made last Monday, it seemed hardly possible that so strong and vigorous a man as he had always been should be taken away. Mr. Manning had been sick since last February, though a few weeks ago he seemed some better and so far recovered that he was able to ride to town. Mr. Manning was born in Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, October 4th, 1809. In 1836 he married Miss Caroline M. Seaman, by whom he had 9 children; two of them died in New York; two, Mrs. Brown of Forreston, and Daniel J., were present at the funeral. The others, Mrs. E. B. Frisbee, of Carthage, Dakota, Isaac O., of Exeter, Nebraska, Jasper, of Pendleton, Oregon, Amos, of Louisville, Ky, and Gilbert, were unable to be present at the funeral. Mr. Manning left his native state with his family and settled in Lincoln Township in the fall of 1863, and that has been his home ever since. His first wife died in November, 1878. Five years later he was married to Miss Laura Watson, who survives him. The funeral was held at the M. E. Church, Wednesday morning, when a large audience listened with great interest to a sermon by Rev. H. T. Clendening, in which he urged the importance of preparation here for the life hereafter, and that the doctrine of a second probation after death was both unscriptural and unphilosophical. The remains were laid to rest in Fairmount Cemetery.

Contributed by John Manning Stewart

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