Death of Jonathan STIVER Grit, Millersburg, Elkhart Co, IN, Thur 15June 1899, p 5:3.
"The commuity was shocked but not particularly surprised last Thursday morning on the announcement of the death of Jonahtan STIVER, who resided 1 1/2 miles northwest of Millersburg.The cause of his death was heart failure, superinduced by a complication of diseases.He had been afflicted for several years and endured untold sufferings.During his long illness he was patient and uncompliaining.For a period of several months he sould not lie down.He was around until a few hours before his death, being down town the day before. Jonathan STIVER was born in Montgomery county, OHio, 9 Jan 1834, died 8 June 1899, aged 65 years, 4 months, and 29 days.He came with his parents to Elkhart county in 1836, who located on Frank RINK's farm.On 4 June 1865, he was united in marriage to Miss Eliza A. METHOD, who still survives him.After he was married he located on the farm where Frank STIVER now lives and remained there until 1885, when he moved on the farm where he died. Deceased followed the carpenters trade during his younger days.He was a member of the Zion's Reformed church in Millersburg for 45 years.Deceased leaves a wife, 4 sons - Frank, Clayton, Channcey and Ezra - the later residing at Breckenridge, Mins. - 2 daughters Mrs Mina SNYDER of Abe, Ohio, and Miss Bertha who is still at home.He also leaves a brother Joseph STIVER and one sister, Mrs Susan PIFER, of Middlebury,and a host of more distant relatives to mourn his departure. The funeral was held from the Reformed church Sunday afternoon,Rev. Wagoner officiating.an immense crowd was present, the church being filled to overflowing.Burial at Brown's cemetery.Thus is noted the passing of another old settler and honorable citizen.