The Old Fairfield City Cemetery (Jefferson County, Iowa)
31. SCHULTZ: HANNAH, Wife of CHRISTIAN SCHULTZ, 1838-1899. “At Rest” “Mother”
(Burial Permit shows MRS. CHRIST SHULTZ died in Buchanan Twp. Jan. 21, 1899.) Dropsy.
32. MARTIN: HARRY, son of S. & E. MARTIN, Born Oct. 19, 1873, Died May 8, 1887.
33. PROBAND: (W. face) JOHN, Born Dec. 5, 1870, Died Dec. 18, 1870. “Children of A. &
(N. face) LEUDWICH, Born Sep. 16, 1874, Died Sep. 17, 1875.
(S. face) GOTTLIB, Born Jan. 4, 1869, Died Feb. 10, 1869.
(Tombstone in Evergreen: PROBAND: ALBERT G., July 23, 1835 – Oct. 13, 1916.
DOROTHEA F., his wife, Dec. 11, 1835 – Apr. 17, 1922.)
Fairfield Daily Journal
Oct. 14, 1916
Page 2 col. 4
ALBERT PROBAND died early today. One of the well known residents of Jefferson County…at his home east of the city…..
Fairfield Daily Ledger-Journal
Apr. 18, 1922
Page 1 col. 5
MRS. DOROTHEA SCHULTZ PROBAND died here yesterday. Obsequies tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock from the home of her daughter, MRS. W. A. HAGAN, one mile east of Fairfield. Internment in Evergreen cemetery. She was born Dec. 11, 1835 in Germany and came to America in 1868, practically all of that time having been spent in Jefferson County. She was married to ALBERT PROBAND Feb. 16, 1860, and he preceded her in death about five years ago. She is survived by four children: HENRY PROBAND, MRS. PHILIP SAUER, MRS. W. A. HAGAN of Fairfield, and W. H. PROBAND of Salt Lake City. Five children died in infancy. MRS. PROBAND was confirmed in the German Lutheran church at the age of 14.
34. ECKELS: GEORGE J., May 1, 1846 – Jan. 5, 1909.
TOMMY, Mar. 4, 1847 – Nov. 11, 1862
“Father” HUGH ECKELS, 1799 – 1876.
“Mother” ELIZABETH ECKELS, 1805 – 1879 (?). (Miller)
Thurs. Jan. 15, 1880
Page 3 col. 4
List of deceased buried during 1879 in the City Cemetery…HUGH ECKELS, Sept. 11, Age 79.
Fairfield Daily Journal
Jan. 6, 1909
Page 2 col. 4
GEORGE ECKELS died suddenly last night about 12 o’clock at his home on South Fifth Street…about 63 years of age and well known to many Jefferson County people. He is survived by several children….
Fairfield Daily Journal
Thurs. Aug. 24, 1916
MRS. JOSIAH GARMOE….RUTH ECKLES GARMOE was a daughter of HUGH and ELIZABETH ECKLES. She was born in Virginia, July 17, 1840. In 1858 the family moved to Fairfield, where she united in marriage to JOSIAH M. GARMOE Dec. 25, 1864. Leaves her husband and one daughter, ADDA GARMOE, and two step-children, WILL GARMOE and MRS. C. B. MCPEAK. First M. E. Church. Evergreen.
35. HANNA: DAVID, Died May 25, 1868, In the 58 year of his age.
1850 Census of Fairfield:
141-143. DAVID HANNAH 36 m Laborer born Va.
CAROLINE “ 26 f “
ROBT M. “ 12 m “
GEO. “ 7 m “
NANCY A. “ 7 f Ill.
Jan. 4, 1888
Page 3 col. 6
DEATH OF MRS. CAROLINE HANNA. The death of MRS. CAROLINE HANNA occurred at the home of her son, R. M. HANNA, in Peoria, Ill., on the morning of January 3, 1888, aged 70 years. The remains will arrive here this evening and be buried in the old cemetery by the side of her husband sometime tomorrow. MRS. HANNA was a resident of our city for many years, coming here in 1843, and lived with her husband, DAVID HANNA, in a house on the ground now occupied by the LEGGETT house. MR. HANNA died in 1868. The family consisted of two boys and two girls. The two sons, ROBERT M. and GEORGE D., survive and are here with the corpse of their mother. MRS. HANNA had resided with her children since her removal from Fairfield in 1869. She was a member of the Christian Church, but was never a regular attendant, having been an invalid for over 20 years. She was a good mother, and highly esteemed by those acquainted with her.
Sept. 11, 1907
ROBT. M. HANNA Golden Wedding.
Sunday June 16, 1912
ROBERT MARSHALL HANNA WAS AN IOWA PIONEER, LEARNED HIS TRADE IN FAIRFIELD. Passed away at Peoria last year…Editor of the Peoria Evening Journal….was born in Braxton County, Va., in 1839, a descendant of one of the fine old families that made the history of Virginia. When he was six years old his father and mother, DAVID and CAROLINE HANNA, moved to Fairfield, Iowa, and again in 1849 to California, lured by the discovery of gold, returning again to Peoria in a few years. When fourteen years old he entered the office of the Fairfield Sentinel to learn the newspaper business…he was married to MISS SARAH KNEFF in 1856. During the war he and his wife, lived in Burlington, Ia., where he was on the staff of the Burlington Hawkeye…
36. BARNES: WILLIAM H., Died Mar. 24, 1889, Aged 71 years. 3 mos. & 4 ds.
March 26, 1889
Page 3 col. 3
DEATH OF W. H. BARNES…..familiarly known in this city for many years as “PAP” BARNES. Consumption. MR. BARNES was a native of Maryland, and was in the 71st year of his age. He had been a resident of Iowa for about 40 years, living in Van Buren County before his removal here about 1860. He was a man of frugal habits and had accumulated considerable property in this city. He has probably rebuilt and refitted more houses than any person who ever resided in Fairfield, although most of them were of a cheap class, and was quite an extensive landlord. MR. BARNES was married here to MISS. CATHERINE WILLIAMSON, who with two children survives the husband and father…
37. HEATON: ALFRED H., Co. N, 4 Ia. Cav.
38. DIXON: (W. face) WM. C., Born Oct. 14, 1844, Died at Iuca, Miss., Oct. 3, 1863. Co. K,
15 Regt. Iowa Vols.
(S. face) MARCY H. DIXON, Born Jan. 5, 1816, Died May 21, 1891.
(N. face) HARRIET E. DIXON, Born Oct. 2, 1852, in Fairfield, Died Sept. 11,
(E. face) R. THOMAS DIXON, born Mar. 10, 1817, Died Dec. 15, 1901.
Wed. May 27, 1891
Page 5 col. 3
DEATH OF MRS. THOS. DIXON. Soon after midnight last Thursday morning at their home in this city….She was was born in Rodman, Jefferson County, New York, January 5, 1816….She removed from Rodman to Newark, Ohio, and was there united in marriage to THOMAS DIXON Jan. 9, 1840. MR. and MRS. DIXON continued to reside in Newark until May, 1850, when they came to this county…During the time since 1850, however, MR. DIXON spent some ten years in the ministry at other points in this state, first on the Locust Grove circuit, and afterwards in Appanoose and Dallas counties and in various other parts of the state, always attended by his faithful wife. In 1863 they came back here to reside permanently, and located in Black Hawk township, where they lived until some years ago when they moved to this city. MRS. DIXON was the mother of four children. Two are dead, the eldest son, WM., having been killed in battle at Iuka, Miss., and a daughter dying in her 17th year….A son, GEORGE F., resides in Missoula, Montana, and THEODORE lives in Black Hawk township…Remains interred in the old cemetery.
July 27, 1892
Page 7 col. 3
Death of CHARLES DIXON, son of THEODORE DIXON, long a resident of Black Hawk township, this county, but now a resident in the northern part of this city. A horse kicked him in the stomach….Monday morning he died…..
Dec. 25, 1901
Page 3 col. 3
DEATH OF AN AGED MINISTER. The remains of REV. THOMAS DIXON, an aged minister of the M. E. church, were interred in this city where the body of his wife lies, Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Died near Oklahoma City, Okla., the 15th inst. Came to this state in 1850…Father of four children, two of whom survive him….At his request a son, THEODORE, brought the body to this city for interment.
39. SUMMER: Little EDDIE, Son of J. B. & L. D. SUMMER, Died May 16, 1874, Aged 3y.
& 11 m.
40. BIRD: Children of R. & M. L. BIRD.
MARY E., Died Sept. 1, 1856 (?) AE 1 m.
WILLIE A., Died Oct. 1, 1860, AE 4 m.
41. ROYER: ISAAC, Died Feb. 14, 1855, Aged 63 ys. 6ms. 14ds.
42. BEACH: Infant son of E. & N. BEACH, Born June 12, 1853.
43. HONN: GEORGE EDWIN, son of G. W. & S. HONN, Born Cambridge, Ohio, May 24,
1851, Died Fairfield, Iowa, Nov. 8, 1857.
44. CARTER: HENRY B., Mar. 6, 1815 – Dec. 22, 1884.
45. CARTER: LUCY – Mother – Mar. 5, 1817 – Jan. 11, 1888.
Dec. 24, 1884
Page 3 col. 6
DEATH OF H. B. CARTER. Sunday last HENRY B. CARTER, a man well known in this county, where he had lived for nearly 25 years, died in this city of paralysis. MR. CARTER was born in the town of Amity, Washington Co., Penn., March 6th, 1815. Later he removed with his parents to Knox County, Ohio, where he was married to a daughter of COL. PERUS SPRAGUE, a member of the Ohio legislature, August 18th 1836. In November 1839, MR. and MRS. CARTER removed to Warren, Henderson County, Ill., where they lived until they came to Iowa in March, 1869. MR. CARTER leaves a wife and six grown children, four sons and two daughters, all of whom were at his bedside during his last illness. He had been a sufferer from a severe type of rheumatism for 32 years, but he bore his suffering without a murmur. For 23 days before his death he had refused all nourishment. His funeral occurred on Monday, the remains being interred in this city.
Jan. 18, 1888
Page 3 col. 3
The death of MRS. LUCY CARTER occurred at her home near this city on Wednesday night, January 11th, at 10 o’clock. She was born in Knox County, Ill., (?) March 6th, 1817…She survived her husband, who died about three years ago. Four sons and two daughters are now living. She was an estimable woman, a good friend and kind mother.
46. WERTZ: HENRY M., Co. I, 45 Iowa Inf.
March 24, 1880
Page 3 col. 5
HARRY M. WERTZ, who died in this city Wednesday last, will be sadly missed by a large circle of friends who knew of his good qualities. He was a native of Pennsylvania, and had lived in Fairfield 28 years. At the time of his death he was 49 years of age. He leaves a widow and four sons, three more boys. The funeral occurred Thursday.
47. MCMANAMA: Col_______, Husband of _____, Died Oct. 3, 1854. (Masonic Emblem)
Note: DR. SHAFFER’S “Mortality List” shows that “Col. McManaman” died Oct. 3, 1854, of consumption; age 50 years. The same list shows “Child McManam’n” died July 22, 1853, of Scrofula, age 6 weeks.
July 28, 1853
Page 3 col. 1
DIED—On the 22d inst., MARY G., daughter of I. W. MCMANAMAN, Aged 6 weeks.
Last Will and Testament of ISAIAH W. MCMANAMAN; dated 3 Aug. 1854; files 6 Nov. 1854. “…..I direct that my executors lease the ‘Clay Hotel’ with the stables and other buildings thereto belonging …My beloved wife MARY ANN….Four children: NAPOLEON B., ANN ELIZA, ELIZABETH, ISAIAH W. MCMANAMAN….My daughter HANNAH DRUSILLA MCMANAMAN…..
May 4, 1881
Page 3 col. 6
A HOUSE WITH A HISTORY. The destruction of the old “North American” building Saturday night puts our old-timers into call calling up many instances connected with its erection and history. It was one of Fairfield’s old landmarks, and was erected in the spring of 1851 by HENRY KELTNER, who died at a ripe old age in this city a few years ago. About that time the then new court house was just approaching completion, and with the idea that it would greatly enhance the value of property in that vicinity…and would be the center of trade, he thought it would be a splendid location for a hotel. The house was opened with a great flourish by I. W. MCMANAMAN, as the “Clay Hotel,” but its prosperity didn’t bear out the sanguine opinions of its owner. Later it was turned into a tenement house, but again PETER PATTON tried to make a success of it as a hostelry and failed. Again it was made a home for several families, and earned, and deserved, the name of “the bee hive” from the number of people to which it gave shelter…It was a massive wooden structure, and stood firm to the last, the heavy oaken timbers enduring, solid and strong, even after the heat of the flames had destroyed almost everything else. Our pioneers can tell you many tales of it in a better way than they can be printed.
Nov. 26, 1868
Page 3 col. 3
JACOB VOTE is fitting up the old “North American” Hotel for a furniture manufactory. SMITH can soon write to JONES:
“The house was going to decay, JOHN JONES,
The rooms were vacant and still,
The chambers were travelers peacefully slept,
Are now noisy with clang of the mill.
The kitchen now holds the engine, JOHN JONES,
The dining room, the lathe and machine;
And in the cracks where the bed-bugs fearfully hid,
Are shavings and dirt now seen.
The bar is filled up with chairs, JOHN JONES,
Not rickety and old as of yore;
And instead of the toper laid out in deep sleep,
Are bureaus of “sich-like” on the floor…..
48. POULTON: MARY E., Died July 24, 1857, Aged 22 y. 10 m. 20 d.
“Erected by B. D. PEIRCE”
49. DAVIS: LINDLEY, Died Jan. 24, 1879, Aged 68 y. 16 d.
Jan. 29, 1879
Page 3 col. 6
MR. LINDLEY DAVIS died of pneumonia January 24, 1879, at the residence of MR. B. D. PIERCE. His age was 68 years and 16 days. He and his wife, who is a sister of MRS. PIERCE, came here about two months ago on a visit to their relatives. Some time before his death he was attacked with pneumonia, and after a short illness passed over the river. He was from Tama County, where he had resided for more than twenty-five years. The remains were buried in the cemetery near this city on Sunday last. MR. DAVIS was a man highly esteemed by those who knew him. His aged wife and four children have the sympathy of the community.
Sept. 14, 1887
Page 3 col. 8
MARRIED SIXTY YEARS. On August 30, 1827, in Ohio, BENJAMIN PIERCE was married to MISS. RACHEL COPPOCK….Few people in our midst have done more through charitable work and more eventful histories than MR. and MRS. PEIRCE[sic]. Both were reared according to the strictest tenets of the orthodox Friends, but gradually grew into what they are pleased to term liberal ideas, relying more upon faithful works and less upon creed and form….The spirit of abolition was born in both of them. MRS. PEIRCE[sic] came from the celebrated COPPOCK family. Two of her cousins, ED. and BARCLAY COPPOCK, enlisted under JOHN BROWN’S standard in Cedar County, this state, and were with him in his famous Harper’s Ferry raid. BARCLAY escaped to the mountains after the encounter with the troops, but ED. was hung on the same scaffold with the martyr BROWN. In all these troublous times both these good people risked life and fortune for the slave. For years their home was a station on the great underground railroad, on which so many of these poor people took passage, and many is the weary refugee who has received aid at their hands. With the means at their command they not only gave succor to the fleeing slave, but the widow and the orphan have never gone from their home empty handed, and though never blessed with children of their own their roof has sheltered many a fatherless and motherless child. The works and memories of MR. and MRS. PEIRCE will live long after they have gone, and their simple lives and excellent example will long remain in the minds of those who knew their history.
Wed. Apr. 1, 1896
Page 2 col. 2
DEATH OF BENJAMIN PIERCE, in the city of Fairfield, on the 26th day of March, 1896. Born in Grayson County, Va., Sept. 25, 1804. In 1809 he, with his father’s family, moved to Miami Co., Ohio, at that time a wilderness, where in 1827 he was married to RACHEL COPPOCK who preceded him to the grave about six years. They moved to Wayne County, Indiana, and in 1841 moved to Henry County, Iowa, then moved to Jasper County, Iowa, and about 1856 came to Fairfield, where they resided until their deaths….
Dec. 31, 1932
Page 3 col. 3
HOMES OF FAIRFIELD. 307 South Main St. Built by BENJAMIN D. PIERCE originally and once rebuilt, and his home until death….
*I do not know how many of the families are connected or not so I left this as one piece.