From the Chatsworth Plaindealer Chatsworth,Livingston,Illinois
MRS. JACOB (ALICE) CASTEEL MARCH 8, 1895
On Tuesday, March 5, at the home of her husband in Potter, Kansas, occureed the death of Mrs. Jacob Casteel, well known to many of the people of this vicinity, being the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M.M. Miller, living a mile and three quarters southwest of this city. Alice Miller Casteel was born at Marengo, McHenry county, Illiinois, March 10, 1858. In 1863 she removed, with her parents, to Fairbury, where they resided until 1870, when they located near this place. For about twelve years she taught school in this county, being very successful. On March 6, 1890, five years ago Wednesday, she was united in marriage with Jacob Casteel, Rev. Young, then pastor of the M.E. church here, performing the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Casteel, after leaving here, resided two years in Indiana, going from there to her late home in Kansas. She leaves to mourn her early death her husband and two children, two and four years old, her parents, one brother and on sister, besides a large number of friends and former pupils. As a teacher she was popular, and made friends wherever she went, having manners which were winning and being of a most pleasant disposition. Her early death is very lamenable, and her two young children, husband and other relatives have the sympathy of all. The remains were brought here on Thursday morning, the funeral services being held at the Baptist church, Rev. Sharpless, pastor of the Fairbury Presbyterian church, officiating, and the remains were laid to rest in the Chatsworth cemetery.