Times, November 13, 1930
was born in the North part of Hamilton County, Illinois, October 18, 1851,
and departed this life at his home in McLeansboro, October 30, 1930, aged
79 years and 12 days.
31, 1876, he was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth S. Gammon in Wayne
County, Illinois, with whom he lived 54 pleasant and eventful years, and
until the day of his death.
leaves surviving him, a widow, one son, J. Marshall Peer, four
granddaughters, namely: Mrs. Hazel Swanson, Mrs. Helen Mellen, Miss Ruby
Peer and Miss Fredia Peer, also one brother, Douglass Peer, and a host of
relatives and friends to mourn their loss.
a young a man, he accepted Christ, and for Christian service united with
Ellis Mound church, and with that church and community lived and worked
for the betterment of mankind, until he moved to McLeansboro about 20
years ago, when he united with the Baptist church at this place, and here
since that time he has lived a just and upright citizen among us.
Crouch Township, he served as Supervisor one term, as Supervisor of
McLeansboro Township one term, and as County Treasurer of Hamilton County
these various offices of public trust, he discharged his duties
faithfully, efficiently and with satisfaction to the public.
was a good and useful citizen; honest, industrious, energetic, frugal and
yet charitable and helpful, always found standing for temperance,
Christian education and for the moral and material uplift of the people.
Brother Peer’s residence in McLeansboro, except the last few years when
his health was bad, he was a faithful and beloved member of the Senior
Class in the Baptist Sunday School. His
Sunday school class will sadly miss him, but we his survivors are consoled
by our faith that he has gone to join the many departed members gone on
before him to receive his heavenly reward, as they have theirs’ reserved
for all the finally faithful.
services were held in the Baptist church, conducted by Rev. W. R. Evans
and Hulbert Perry, and the body was buried in the Odds Fellow Cemetery.
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