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Peter A. Marquart

(From Monday's Daily)

Just as his clock was striking twelve, Peter A. Marquart, one of the best known men of this part of the state, passed away at his home today following a long period of illness. Death was not unexpected. Yesterday, it was known, he was nearing life's close. A few days previous to that he was growing better, but complications set in and the last decline began.

Mr. Marquart was a lawyer, having been admitted to the bars of both county and state courts. For years he was a justice of the peace. He founded the Farmers' Mutual Insurance company here, and since its birth was its secretary. He was the oldest Odd Fellow in the county -- possibly in the state -- and he was well known in high lodge circles. While his death came on the 13th day of the month, his was the first death in his family of thirteen members. He was highly esteemed by all who knew him, and the reputation he had achieved here was enviable, indeed.

Mr. Marquart made his own funeral arrangements, having talked with his undertaker. He wanted the Odd Fellows to bury him, and his own obituary was dictated to one of the members of the family at his bedside. Every wish will be carried out to the letter, and the obituary as it was recited from his lips probably will be published tomorrow.

Over a year ago Mr. and Mrs. Marquart celebrated their golden anniversary. Mr. Marquart would have reached his 77th birthday the first of June. The following children survive to mourn a father's loss: Charles Marquart, who is traveling; Mrs. Anna Small, Mrs. Kate Casbon, Mrs. Minnie Topper, Fred W. Marquart, Mrs. Mary Dye, Mrs. Clara Butler, and Harry Marquart, all residing here or in the country near; Edward Marquart, lieutenant commander in the Washington navy yard; George Marquart, now at St. Paul, and Jerry Marquart, of Chesterton.

Newspaper: The Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: March 15, 1916
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Page: 6
Column(s): 5

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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Obituary/death notice transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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