Obit: Sieber, Jacob (1846 - 1891)

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----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 02/05/1891

Sieber, Jacob (12 NOV 1846 - 26 JAN 1891)

Died, at Butte City, Mon., Jan. 26, 1891, of a complication of lung fever and pneumonia, Jacob Sieber, in the 45th years of his age.

Jacob Sieber was born at Frau Brunen, Canton Berne, in Switzerland, Nov. 12, 1846. He immigrated to this country with his parents in 1855. Although a very young man when the war broke out, he enlisted at the earliest opportunity in Co. H. 3rd Reg., Wis. Inf., and remained in the service until the close of the war, Aug. 1865.

In 1868 he was married to Miss Barbara Diedrick who, with ten children, survives him. He moved to Colby, Clark Co., Wis. in 1878, purchasing a farm about three miles southwest of the village, where his family has since resided. During his residence here he has been a member of the school board in his district, was elected to the town board several times, serving as chairman two years. For two years he filled the office of town Treasurer. He was an ideal citizen. His habits were of the best, and no man in the town was more popular than he. His mental habits were slow, but sure. His action was the outgrowth of deep thought. Naturally conservative, his conduct in public office was for the best interests of the people that he served, and no man more jealously guarded their rights. His honesty was above suspicion, and all the elements of his character were such as to make him highly respected by those who knew him. He was faithful in the discharge of every duty imposed, whether public or private.

The news of his death was received with extreme sorrow by his friends and associates, who now tender their heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family.

The funeral, which was very large, occurred Sunday from the Lutheran Church, of which the deceased was a member, Rev. Jos. Fiehler officiating. After the services the Son of Herman and G. A. R. Societies took charge of the remains and conducted the rites at the cemetery.



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