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Jeremiah Sullivan

DIED -- At his home two miles northwest of Valparaiso, on Sunday, Oct. 20th, MR. JEREMIAH SULLIVAN, aged 60 years, after a brief illness. Mr. Sullivan had been sick but a short time, his ailment being neuralgia of the stomach. Being a man who never complained, his family were not aware of his dangerous condition until just before his death. A few days before his death he sent for Father Dempsey, and asked to be prepared for death. The priest, thinking his condition did not justify it, hesitated about doing so, but upon Mr. Sullivan's persisting, it was done. A few days afterward he was seized with neuralgic pains in the region of the heart, and expired in the arms of his wife, who was alone with him at the time.

The funeral services were conducted in St. Paul's Catholic church, Valparaiso, by Rev. Dempsey, who paid an eloquent tribute to the worth and upright character of the deceased. The remains were intered in the Catholic cemetery, and followed to their last resting place by a large concourse of mourning friends and relatives.

Jeremiah Sullivan was born in the County of Kerry, Ireland, in 1829, and was one of six children born to John and Ellen Sullivan. In 1851 he, as thousands of his countrymen did, concluded to leave the land of his birth, and come to America, the haven of the oppressed, arriving in New York City in that year. The young emigrant worked in the East, gradually coming West until in the year 1857, in Northern Ohio, he woed and won the heart of Mary Bennett, who was to him until death a true and loving helpmate. This union was blessed by four children -- Ellen, Margaret, Mary and Julia, all of whom are now living. After his marriage, and in the year 1858, Mr. Sullivan moved to Chesterton, and lived here nearly a year. He then moved to Valparaiso and bought the family homestead upon which he lived for the last thirty years.

Mr. Sullivan was a good neighbor, and upright citizen, a fervent Catholic, and a kind husband and father. He leaves a family of children that are an honor to the community in which the live, which alone, is a legacy to the country beyond estimation in value. The grief-stricken family have the heartfelt sympathy of their many friends in this their hour of deep affliction, and are consoled by the knowledge that their loved one has gone to his eternal reward, where they will again rejoin him.

Newspaper: The Tribune
Date of Publication: November 14, 1889
Volume Number: 6
Issue Number: 31
Page: 1
Column(s): 2 and 3

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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