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Obituary – John Gammel/Gammell (1830 - 1898)

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Obituary – John Gammel/Gammell (1830 - 1898)

Posted: 1 Nov 2005 6:04PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Gammel, Gammell, Overend, Hutton
Death of Mr. John Gammel.

Mr. John Gammell died at his late home in Jordan township last Thursday afternoon, Oct. 20. He had been in bad health since the first of last May but was confined to his home for about a month and to his bed some two weeks. The deceased was born in North Ireland, Sept. 11, 1830, and came to this country early in life, making his first stopping place in Rhode Island, where he arrived in the spring of 1848. Here he was married on the 29th of May, 1850, to Miss Jane Overend. They moved from Rhode Island to Madison, Wis., in March, 1858, and In July, 1864, came to Minnesota, and settled in Jordan township, Fillmore county. When he located in this state, besides his strong hands and industrious habits his only property consisted of an ox team and his household goods. Mr. Gammell followed the occupation of a farmer as a business, acquiring a respectable fortune, most of which was in landed property in Fillmore county. His wife, six sons and one daughter survive him all of whom continue to reside in Fillmore county, the boys being among the most thrifty farmers of the county. The children are William, George, Charles, Mary, wife of William Hutton, Jr., Walter, Robert , and Samuel. The funeral took place from his late residence, Oct. 28, the services being conducted by Rev. D. A. Tawney of Clarment. The interment was in the Chatfield cemetery. — Chatfield Democrat.

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