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Jacoby, Nancy (Severance)

Again one of the very first pioneers of Fulton County has passed to the great majority. Mrs. John Jacoby departed this life, from heart disease, at her residence in southwestern Gorham, on Sunday, June 10, 1888, being 58 years, 9 months and 3 days old. The funeral services were held on Tuesday, from the Franklin M. E. Church, and the body laid to rest in the Franklin Cemetery. Rev. J. P. Stocton conducted the services.
Mrs. Nancy Jacoby was born in Crawford County, Ohio September 7, 1829 and came to what is now Gorham Twp., with her parents Mr. and Mrs. David Severance, some say in the winter of 1834-5, and others say 1835-6; and settled in section 36, then of Hillsdale Co., Michigan but afterward attached to Springfield Twp., then it was in Brady and afterwards in Mill Creek Twps, all of Williams Co., and finally in Gorham Twp., Fulton County.
Thus, in the death of Mrs. Jacoby, Gorham looses one of the very first, if not the first settler, and there are few who have lived within the limits of Fulton Co., longer than she.
She became the wife of John Jacoby on June 14, 1846, when not yet 17 years old. They settled at first on Sec. 26, but soon moved to their old farm on Sec. 35, where she lived till her death, residing in this same neighborhood over 53 years, and never living over half a mile from the place where her parents first settled.
There have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Jacoby, 8 children, 6 of whom, with Mr. Jacoby, survive her, two little ones having passed beyond, each when about 5 years old. She also leaves a number of grand children and 2 great grand children, and many other relatives and friends to mourn her loss. A number of years ago, Mrs. Jacoby became a member of the Baptist Church and lived consistent with her faith and was held in high esteem by all her many friends.
“Life’s fit full fever is over, she rest in peace”

June 12, 1888 Fritz

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