John Baptiste Simon
ANOTHER PIONEER GONE
08 Sept. 1834 - 18 April 1905
John B. Simon answers death call after a year suffering.
Received stroke of paralysis a year ago from which he never recovered.
The old settlers of this city and Greevale will regret to learn of the death of John B. Simon, which occurred Tuesday evening. About a year ago Mr. Simon suffered a stroke of paralysis and from that time he has been almost helpless. Mr. Simon was born in the Province of Nassau, Germany and came to America in 1854 being twenty years of age. The family first settled in Wisconsin and remained there for two years, when they came to Minnesota and settled on the farm in Greenvale, which Mr. Simon has ever since lived until coming to Northfield about a year ago. When the civil war broke out he enlisted in Company F, Fouth Wisconsin cavalry and served his country faithfully until the close of the war.
Besides a wife Mr. Simon leaves to mourn his loss two daugthers, Mary and Annie and six sons, Henry, Arthur, Felix, Leo, Owen and Carl.
The funeral will be held from the Hazelwood Catholic church this afternoon at 2:30.