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DeKalb County, Indiana



Obituary of   Isabel Watson Means

Isabel Means (Nee Watson) was born Feb. 15, 1821, in Richland (now Ashland) county, Ohio. 

In 1836, she, with her parents, came to DeKalb county, Ind., and settled in Jackson township, which was at that time a vast wilderness, containing but few houses. 

In 1839, she was united in marriage to James Means.  To this union was born three sons and three daughters; of whom, one son and two daughters died in infancy.  A husband, three children, four brothers, two sisters, three grandsons and one granddaughter have preceded her to the unknown realms.  Two sons, one daughter, two grandsons, ten granddaughters, one brother and three sisters, survive her.

She united with the Methodist church in the summer of 1839, where she remained a consistent member until 1864, when the society disbanded.  After this she attended the M. P church, when she could.  She departed this life, Jan 11, 1891, aged 69 years, 10 months and 27 days.

A few days ago while conversing with her daughter, in answer to the latter’s question, “What are you looking at?” she said:  “I am looking at the angels.” 

For three years she has been a very great sufferer.  She has, many times, prayed for the Lord to take her home to rest.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. S. S. Stanton, pastor of the M. E. church at Spencerville, Jan. 13, 1891.





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