Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sunday's Obituary - John Crispin Pecht

newspaper source: unknown
clipping courtesy of Michalyn Baumann

John Crispin Pecht
died at the home of his son, in Hardy, Nebr., at 1 o'clock Saturday morning, December 26th, 1903 of dropsical and other complications, incident to his age, which was almost seventy-three years. He was a native of Pennsylvania, born in Blair county, that state, Jan. 19th, 1831, where he grew to manhood. After reaching his majority the came west to Stephenson county, Illis, where on Sept. 6, 1859, he was united in marriage to Miss Amanda Melvina Stover, of the vicinity of Lena. His wife departed this life at Hardy, on the 26th of August, 1894. To this union there were born eight children, four of whom live in this state. Mr. Pecht came to Big Bend twp. south of this place, with the Stephenson county people in the early seventies, and has remained ever since. In his death the community loses a most genial, worthy citizen and the church a devoted true, Christian member, whose every act was that of a pure heart and a life devoted to the good of his fellow men in his life and the hereafter. The funeral service was held Sunday, the 29th at the Lutheran church, and interment was in the family lot in Rosemound cemetery, where others of the family gone before, wait the future. The family and friends surviving are very grateful for every kindness shown them during his sickness, which words but feebly express, but which are treasured beyond the present by each and everyone.

John Crispin Pecht was my great-great grandfather.


  1. Nice "new" document to add to your collection (and the photo previous), and quite meaningful thanks to Michalyn. Isn't it nice to be thrilled?

  2. Barbara - I love finding "new" cousins who share the same ancestors!