Copy of Daniel Holemans Obituary

 

Holeman, --Daniel Holeman died at his home in Bronson Nov. 12, 1892,

after a long and protracted illness, aged 84 years, 3 months and 4 days.

 

Uncle Daniel as he was familiarly called by a host of friends as well as

by a number of relatives, was born in Clark county, Indiana, on July 8,

1808.  He was married on June 7, 1829 to Miss Persilla Crab and to them

were born eight children, five of whom are still living.

 

He was married the second time on Oct. 21, 1847 to Miss Hulda Cunningham

and this union was blessed with four children, three of whom are still

living; he thus leaves to mourn his departure an aged companion and eight

children, and was the grandfather of 47 and great grandfather of 55

children.

 

All who knew him honored and respected him and those who knew him best

loved him most.

 

A short funeral service was conducted by Rev. J. H. Carter at theresidence of the deceased on Nov. 14, and the remains were laid to rest

in the Xenia Cemetery near his former home.

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From:  Signs of the Times newspaper, Vol. 61, No. 14, Middletown, N.Y.,

Wednesday, April 5, 1893

 

Mr. Daniel Holeman, of Bronson, Bourbon Co., Kansas, departed this life

Nov. 12th, 1892, aged 84 years, 4 months and 4? days.

 

The deceased was born in Jackson Co., Ind., July 8th, 1808, and on June

7, 1829 was united in marriage with Miss Priscilla Crabb, in the same

county, who became the mother of nine children, five of whom are yet

living.  Mr. Holeman moved to Warren Co., Ill., in November 1839, where

his wife died Nov. 28th, 1846.  On Oct. 31st, 1847 he married his second

wife, Mrs. Hulda Cunningham, who survives him, and who has three children

surviving from this union.  In the fall of 1865 Mr. Holeman emigrated to

Bourbon Co., Kansas, where he died.

 

The deceased was not connected with the visible church of Christ, but for

many years gave his friends abundant evidence that he was a subject of

grace, and they often urged him to come in and enjoy the privileges of

the New Hope Church; at Greenbush, Ill., where the writer has been pastor

since the spring of 1857.  I was often at his house while the deceased

resided near our church at Greenbush, and others with me, and his

hospitality and strong friendship for us as Baptists endeared him to us;

and we always found the dear Signs of the Times in his house, which he

read and paid for during many long years.  His father and himself, and

some of his sons and grandsons, four generations, have patronized the

"dear old Signs."  The subject of this notice was a man of strict

integrity and honor, and his word was as good as his bond among them that

knew him, and his moral character unimpeachable.  The first person the

writer ever baptized was Stephen Holeman, son of the deceased in August,

1858 in Warren Co., Ill., now of Kaknsas, who is one of the faithful

followers of Jesus.  Another son of the deceased is our highly esteemed

brother, Deacon Isaac Holeman, formerly of Avon, now of Greenbush, Ill.,

at whose request I write this notice.  After Decon Holeman ws baptized,

and became a member with us, he visited his almost helpless father in

Kansas, and had a long talk with him about uniting with the church, and

told his aged father what a sweet pence he had enjoyed since he had been

enabled to attend to that long-neglected duty himself; and the dear

father wept and shed many tears, but remarked with deep emotion that he

thought he had "waited too long': and still felt his unworthiness.   The

subject of this imperfect notice provided well for his family, and his

friends, and especially the friends of Christ, were ever welcome to his

hospitality.  He became helpless about a year before his death; and when

the summons came he simply and calmly fell asleep.  He had requested that

Elder Thomas Job should speak on the occasion, but he was called away

from earth before this event.  Deacon Holeman reached Bronson in time

only to see his honored and beloved father laid away to rest.  The will

of the Lord be done.

 

                          I. N. Vanmeter

 

                          Macomb, Ill.

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