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John Hardesty

Death of John Hardesty.

Mr. John Hardesty, an old and respected citizen of Porter county, died at his residence in Union township, on Friday evening, August 16th, 1878, aged 73 years and 2 months. Mr. Hardesty was born in the village of Columbiana, Columbiana co., Ohio, on the 20th of January, 1805. His father and mother were among the early pioneers of the eastern part of the territory (now state) of Ohio. In leaving the State of Maryland they left the civilization behind them, but they took with them that true and self-denying principle of christian faith so common with the professors of the christian religion of the early settlers of the western continent, and planted it in the wilderness of the then territory of Ohio. His father's house was the home of the missionary of the Cross, and for years it was the only place of worship in the neighborhood.

Mr. John Hardesty, whose early education was obtained at a time that oft tried men's souls, grew up with that manly independence so characteristic of the early settlers in which all men were regarded as free and equal, and which he carried with him through life. On the 20th of June, 1831, he was united in marriage to Miss Nancy Ringle, who now survives him, (together with six children,) to mourn his death. He was awakened and converted in the year 1834. Since then he has ever maintained that faith inculcated by the word of God that "Thou shall love the Lord thy God with all thy soul, mind and strength; and thy neighbor as thyself." In June, 1847, he left his old home for one in the west and arrived in the fall f the same year in Porter county, where he has continued to reside until he was called to his reward. He served the people of his own (Union) township as Justice of the Peace, and the people of the county as Commissioner from 1855 to 1867. He was ever zealous in the cause of the Union and the maintainance of Constitutional liberty.

He died in the full enjoyment of the religion of his Savior. When interrogated on the subject a short time before his death, his reply as "All is well." The funeral services were conducted by Revs. Messrs. Hamner and Fluck, in the grove hear his house, where, amid the rustling of the leaves and the harmony of nature, a very large congregation listened to an eloquent discourse from the lips of Rev. Mr. Hamner on the Kingdom of God. After the services the body was deposited in the Union Center Cemetery -- followed thither by one of the largest processions ever seen on such a occasion in the township.

Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: August 22, 1878
Volume Number: 22
Issue Number: 34
Page: 3
Column(s): 8 and 9

Key to Newspaper Publication Locations:
    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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