Pomeroy Herald Thursday June 16, 1910

An Aged Man Taken from Our Community

After five weeks of intense suffering, which was the only serious illness which he had ever experienced in his life, John Voss, a worthy and well known resident of Pomeroy, died last Saturday noon at his late home at the age of 72 years, 11 months and 24 days. The nature of his ailment was an obstruction of the intestines, and though the patient had possessed a wonderfully strong vitality and competent medical attendance was had, he was unable to survive the severe illness.

The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from St. John's Lutheran church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. H. Meyer, and was largely attended.

John Voss was born in Pustamine, Pommern, Germany, in 1837. On the 26th of April, 1858, he was married to Miss Albertina Haase, and the couple enjoyed a happy married life for fifty-two years. Two years ago they celebrated their golden wedding. To Mr. and Mrs. Voss were born eleven children, of whom two died in infancy and two after they were grown. There now survive four sons and three daughters, William, of Pomeroy; Mrs. Gade, of West Bend; Earnest, of Chicago; Fred, of Pomeroy; Rev. Reinhold Voss, of Carlton, Neb.; Mrs. Carl Bottin, of Pomeroy; and Mrs. Henry Meyer, of Pomeroy.


 The family came to the United States in 1881 and for a time made their home in Chicago, but in 1889 they came to Pomeroy, where they have since made their home. Since St. John's church was rebuilt after the cyclone of 1893, John Voss has served faithfully as janitor. He was widely known and generally respected in the community and especially among his native countrymen is his death mourned. Friends and neighbors of the mourning wife and children extend sympathy to them in this sad hour.

Beside the children who were all present at the funeral, were Mr. Hanson, of Chicago; Herman and Henry Meyer and families, of Whittemore, Iowa, and Miss Jennie Voss, of Manson.


We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to our kind neighbors and friends who have kindly assisted us during the sickness and death of our dear husband and father.

Mrs. John Voss and children.