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Friday, February 2, 2018

Jacob L. Bishop - A Civil War Soldiers from Hicksville


Jacob Luallen Bishop was born Nov. 2, 1843, in Logan county, Ohio, and died March 8, 1919, at the old homestead near Fountain Chapel, between Hicksville and Antwerp, Ohio, aged 75 years, 4 mos., 6 days.

Nov. 1, 1866, he was united in marriage with Emma Rilla Stuart of his native county.  To this union was born one child who died in infancy.

When the Civil War came, he entered the service in Co. C, 17th Regt. I.V.I. (Indiana Volunteer Infantry) and served three years.  He was a member of the W. H. Doering G.A.R. Post at Antwerp and of the Odd Fellows Lodge at the same place.

When the Rev. R. W. Munson was pastor of the church at Fountain Chapel, he was converted to Christ and united with the church in which he became very active.  He was public spirited responding quickly to any appeal of general interest.  His neighbors who survive him will ever remember him as a good comrade in the community life as he had been in the military life of the nation.

He leaves to mourn his going away, the companion of his life, bereft and lonely, (Emma Rilla Stuart,) one brother J. W. Bishop of Greenfield, New Mexico, an adopted daughter, Mrs. O. C. Diehl of South Bend, Ind., a grandson, Wilbur I. Diehl of Gardner, Mass. and a circle of faithful friends who will feel with the immediate family that they have sustained a heavy loss for today and who shall hope with them to be resigned to his fellowship in the long tomorrow."

An obituary from the Tribune, HIcksville, Ohio, March 20, 1919

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