Mary DILSAVER (b. 1818) Obituary
|for more information on Mary & Elisha and their descendants see Elisha's will, descendancy chart, and Dilsaver ancestors.|
|Obit of Mary Dilsaver publ in
the Grant County Beacon by the Grant Co. Indiana genealogical
Club, No. 72, Spring 1996. A member, Jackie C. Thomas bought a bible at a rummage sale in Upland, IN which contained
the following obit. Contributed by Shirley Schuldt.
"Mary Dilsaver was born in Fairfield County, Ohio, March 31, 1818, and on August 30, 1839 she was united in marriage to Elisha J. Dunnuck, and in Sept. 1841 she with her husband moved to Kosciusko Co., IN. April 17, 1894, the tie was broken; the beloved husband and father was taken by the Master. To this union was born six children, four daughters and two sons, the sons and one daughter dying in infancy and one daughter dying at the age of twenty-four years. They took into their home and parental love two orphan boys. She leaves two daughters, nine grand-children to mourn their loss which came on Feb. 23, 1898, age 79y, 10m, 23d."
|Obituary, transcribed by hand, probably by Frances (Mrs. Joseph) DUNNUCK of IN, in about the late 1960's or 70'.
Source not cited.
Mary Dilsaver Dunnuck was born in Fairfield County, Ohio, March 31, 1818, and when about 17 years old while attending a camp meeting, was converted and joined the United Brethren church of which she was a faithful member for about 10 years. The August 30, 1839 she was married to Elisha G. Dunnuck. In September 1841 she with her husband moved to Kosciusko county, Indiana where they settled down to make for themselves a home in this new country, where they bravely met and passed through all the trials an incidents of a pioneer life. Then in January 1842 a little band of eight persons met at their home and with Rev. O.V. Leamon as pastor, organized what is known as the Pleasant View M.E. class and their home was for many years a place for public worship. Mother Dunnuck is the last one of that little band to be transferred from the church militant to the church triumphant. Their home has always been the home of all preachers of the gospel of Jesus Christ: but on April 18, 1894, the tie was broken, the husband and father was not here, for God took him. To his mother six children were born, four daughters and two sons, the sons and one daughter dying in infancy, and one daughter dying at the age of 24 years leaving two daughters, nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren to morn their great loss which came by death as a peaceful sleep, on February 23, 1898: age 79 years, 10 months and 23 days. The church as lost one of its oldest and most faithful members, the community a friend and neighbor and a good example of a Christian life.