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J. R. Eckstein

John Richard Eckstein, youngest of a family of four children, was born at Dariend, New York, March 27, 1863 and passed from this life at this home in Farnam, Nebr., Febr. 12, 1929, age 66 years, 10 months and 16 days.

His parents died when he was a child, and he lived with his Uncle Leonard Hirsh, until he was a young man, he came to Iroquois, Ill. He lived with his brothers and sister there for a number of years. At the age of 14, he was confirmed in the German Lutheran church and remained a firm believer in the faith of his youth.

From Iroquois he came to Edgar Nebraska then on the Farnam in the year 1892.

Later he returned to Illinois and was united in marriage to Miss Mary Taylor in 1899.

He returned immediately to Farnam, his wife following a short time later.

To this union were born two children, Jim H. and Mrs. Frances Jorgensen, both living at Farnam.

Two brothers, John and George have gone before.

Those who remain to mourn are his wife, two children and one sister, Mrs. Barbara Reynolds and a number of other relatives.

The entire community extends its heart felt sympathy to the family in the loss of this loved one.

Funeral services were held from the Methodist church, Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with Rev. C. R. Tanner in charge. The front of the church was literally a garden of flowers, silent and beautiful tokens of high esteem in which the deceased was held.

Interment was made in the Farnam cemetery.

The Farnam Echo, February 21, 1929

J. R. Eckstein, 66 years old, well known and highly respected citizen of this neighborhood for the past 37 years, passed away very suddenly at this home in Farnam at 5 a.m. Tuesday morning. Mr. Eckstein has always seemed to be well andhealthy, and was out over town Monday, as was his usual custom, so his death came as a severe shock to his family and friends.

He arose at 3 a.m. and began preparations to start a fire, as he was feeling so badly he couldn't rest. Upon discovering this, Mrs. Eckstein called the doctor, who administered medical aid, but in a short time his wife realized the serousness of his condition and again called the doctor, and the children. But before they arrived death had fettereed the cords of life of another of Farnam's pioneer citizens.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow, Friday, afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Methodist church. An obituary will appear next week.

The Farnam Echo, February 14, 1929

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