John G. Redlingshafer, buried in the Chariton Cemetery, is a son of Doratha Redlingshafer,
the father of Mary Belle (Redlingshafer) Myers and a brother of George W. Redlingshafer
and Margaret Anna (Redlingshafer) Hupp, all buried at Salem.
AGED PIONEER PASSES AWAY
John G. Redlingshafer was born in Bavaria, Germany, May 9, 1827, and died at the home of
his daughter, Mrs. Daniel Myers, in Benton township, February 8, 1913, at the advanced age
of 85 years, 8 months and 29 days. He came to America, with his parents when 20 years of
age, locating in Pennsylvania. He was united in marriage to Miss Isabel Greer in West
Moorland (Westmoreland) county, Pennsylvania, in November, 1856. They came to Iowa
locating in Benton township, where he had since resided. Five children survive him and
were all present to see him laid away beside their mother, who died in August, 1894. They
are Mrs. Cora Jackson, of Given; Mrs. Minnie Davis, of Sewall; John Jr., of Kalispel,
Mont.; Mrs. Mary Myers and Greer, of Lucas county. He had made his home with his daughter,
Mrs. Myers, the past four years, where he received kind treatment and careful attention.
He was well known in his county where he had been associated in business affairs for so
many years and was !
a highly respected citizen. He was a consistent member of the United Brethren church at
Otterbein and was always ready to lend a helping hand for the good of his church and
fellow men. Funeral services were held from the church Monday at 11 a.m., conducted by
Rev. Cornford and attended by a large concourse of friends and neighbors and the remains
interred in the Chariton cemetery.
The Chariton Leader, 13 February 1913