John Elbert Harder, 80, died September 12, 1943, in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Helen Meldaine Graziadei, 1670 Wesley, after a short illness.
He was born in Chicago, July 3, 1863, a son of the late Sanford and Meldaine Lydie Harder. After spending his boyhood in Bath, NY, he came to Utica at the age of 18. He married Miss Agnes Donovan here 46 years ago.
Mr. Harder was a stationary engineer, and was employed for 18 years at the old Bagg's hotel;for 20 years in the Oneida Brewing Co., and more recently in the Oneita Knitting Co. He belonged to St. Patrick's Church.
His survivors are Mrs. Harder;his daughter, Mrs. Graziadei;three sons,Francis C., Daniel and Pvt Paul Raymond Harder, and 11 grandchildren.
taken from the Utica Daily Press, 9/13/1943, pg 11 KHS