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Sunday’s Obituary – James E. Foster

Terre Haute Tribune, Saturday, January 29, 1954, p. 2

Terre Haute Tribune, Saturday, January 29, 1954, p. 2


James E. Foster, 85 years old, died at 1 o’clock Thursday afternoon in Warren, Pa. Surviving are two sons, James of Indianapolis and Glenn of Cheyenne, Wyo: one daughter, Mrs. Gladys Yegerlehner of Kentland; two sister, Mrs. Cora Miller and Terre Haute and Mrs. Lizzie Johnson of Largo, Fla., and one brother, R. W. Foster of Sharpsville. The body will be brought to Cross Funeral Home where friends may call after noon Sunday and where services will be at 10 o’clock Monday morning. Burial will be in West York, Ill.

James Edward Foster was born 3 May 1869 in York Township, Clay County, Illinois. He was the eldest surviving son of James B. and Lydia (Dicks) Foster. James and Lydia were the parents of thirteen children of whom only five survived to adulthood. James grew up on his parents’ farm, and after the death of his father in 1887 (when James was 18), he worked as a farm hand. Later he worked as a traveling salesman and a clerk. At the end of his life, he appears to have worked as a gardener.

On 29 February 1896, James married Emma Lawhead in Hutsonville, Illinois. They were the parents of five known children: Lydia Allie, Glenn E., Forrest, James L. and Gladys R. Of the marriage little is known. According to Gladys, her father was an alcoholic. Eventually Emma got tired of James’ behavior and kicked him out. Whether they were officially divorced or not is unknown.

Foster, James E. - St. Louis, Missouri, 1924-05-03

James E. Foster
St. Louis, Missouri
May 3, 1924

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Sunday’s Obituary – Elizabeth (Schwartz) Yegerlehner

Yegerlehner, Elizabeth - Obituary, 1922


By Special Correspondent.

CLAY CITY, Ind., June 13 – Mrs. Elizabeth Yeagerlehner, 79 years old, died at the home of her son, John Yeagerlehner, in Clay City. She is survived by four sons and two daughters, George F., of Indianapolis; William, of Cando, N.D.; Samuel, of California; John, of Clay City, and Mrs. Sophia Thacker, of Indianapolis. Funeral services will be held at the St. Peter’s Reformed church Thursday, with burial in the cemetery near the church.

Terre Haute Tribune, Tuesday, 13 June 1922, p. 2

Elizabeth (Schwartz) Yegerlehner holding bible

Photograph in the collection of Deborah Sweeney

Elizabeth was the daughter of Niklaus and Elizabeth (Kunz) Schwartz. She was a native of Biglen, Canton Bern, Switzerland. She was the eldest daughter and fourth child of her parents. In 1852, she sailed with her family on the ship Hungarian from Le Havre, France. On arriving in the United States, the family settled near Berlin, Holmes County, Ohio, in a predominately Swiss settled area. She married Christian Yegerlehner on 24 November 1861. Christian was also a Swiss native from Canton Bern, Switzerland. A few years later, they moved further west to Owen County, Indiana. They eventually bought farmland in neighboring Clay County, Indiana (which still remains in the family today). She was the mother of ten children.

Yegerlehner, Christian & Elizabeth (Schwartz) - gravestone

Photograph by Tonya & Keith Tetidrick (2009)

Elizabeth is buried at St. Peter’s Reformed Church cemetery on the Owen/Clay County line.

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