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Simeon Pierce

Passes Away Suddenly Sunday Noon.
Sketch of Deceased.

Simeon Pierce, on the pioneer residents of Valparaiso, passed away very suddenly at his home Monday morning, of heart failure. Mr. Pierce has been in declining health for several years, though he had been able to be up and around the house.

The deceased was born March 20, 1814, at Hamburg, N. Y. His parents were natives of New England. His early youth was spent on the farm, but at the age of 19 he shipped as a sailor boy on the schooner "Post Boy," which occupation he followed for a period of one year. He afterwards embarked in the real estate business at New Buffalo, Mich., subsequently becoming interested in boat property and engaging in freighting on the Illinois canal.

In 1852 he removed to Lake station, Lake county, this state, and opened a general merchandise store, remaining until 1857, when he purchased a farm on Twenty-mile Prairie and gave his attention to stock raising. Disposing of his farm shortly after, he engaged in the merchantile business in this city.

In June, 1869, he emigrated to California, remaining only three months, when he returned to this city and again embarked in business, retiring in 1872 and disposing of his interests to his son-in-law, Reuben Quartermass.

He was one of the oldest members of the Masonic order of this city, being a charter member of the Valparaiso Commandery, K. T., No. 28. He was a beloved member of the M. E. church, having united with that denomination in 1865.

The deceased leaves a wife and one daughter, Mrs. Reuben Quartermass, of San Diego, Cal., and an adopted daughter, Mrs. Josie Marshall, of Moline, Kas.

Mr. Pierce has always been esteemed as one of Valparaiso's most substantial and worthy citizens. Quiet and unobstrusive in his demeanor, thoroughly honest in every position, affable and pleasant in his intercourse with all classes, he endeared himself to many and all will deplore his loss.
-- Valparaiso Messenger

Newspaper: The Westchester Tribune
Date of Publication: March 6, 1897
Volume Number: 13
Issue Number: 47
Page: 1
Column(s): 6

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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