JACOB J. BLEACH
Jacob Joseph Bleach son of James and Mary Bleach was born near Vienna, Austria, July 25 1850, and passed away at his home in Burwell, March 21, 1943, at the age of 92 years, 7 months and 26 days. When a boy of 13 years he came to America with an aunt visiting Europe at that time. He stayed at her home in Chicago, Illinois until he grew into manhood, attending school and doing odd jobs about the village until the big fire in 1871, when he was engaged by a teamster helping clean up the ruins caused by that disastrous fire. Oxen and horses being used by his employer in doing this work.
He later went to Taswell County and worked on a ranch there. Later on he went to Stark County, Illinois and worked on a farm for a several years.
February 22, 1882 he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Sydner at Galesburg, Illinois, to this union six children where born all which are living; Elvis L., Grand Island, Nebraska; Anna M. Emery, LaFayette, Illinois; Mrs. Dave Gray Toulon, Ill; Clark J.; Edyth Vanlund and James L.; living in the vicinity of Burwell. Sixteen grand children, thirteen gread grand children to whom mourn his departure.
In the Spring of 1885, they purchased a farm near West Jersey, Illinois where they lived until the Spring of 1907, when they moved to a farm east of Burwell where they resided until 1919 when they retired from the farm and moved to Burwell, where Mrs. Bleach passed away November 22, 1929.
During the last few years of his life he suffered a great deal with various ailments, but bore his sufferings well until the end. Mr. Beach was a good neighbor always willing to help others when in need. A loving father and a good provider, and will be greatly missed by those who loved him best.
A precious one is gone, a voice we loved is stilled, a place is vacant at our home that never can b filled, but this we know for it is true "A place to prepare I go" that I may welcome you for there is no sorrows come to break lifes blessed band. For life eternal is in that home. The place that is beyond. His guiding star of hope he leaves to lead us from afar, who for his may grieve and so we hope to meet in the precious by and by. Of heavens golden street where we shall never die.
RESOLUTION IN MEMORY OF ELVIS BLEACH
Whereas: The Masonic Order of Burwell, Nebraska has lost one of its Beloved Brothers and the family a dear one whose place on earth can never be filled. Knowing that over the destinies of all men there is the Supreme Ruler to whose edict we all humbly bow, and that by His divine will all things earthly must pass away.
Therefore, be it resolved that Blazig Star Lodge, No. 200, AF&AM, Burwell, Nebraska, hereby extend to the family and relatives of the deceased Brother.
Wayne Ernest Bleach was born November 7,1921. He departed this life at 4:30 in the morning of April 24, 1922, at the home of his parents Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Bleach after an illness of about a week. At the dawning of a new day little Wayne entered into that brightest dawning of eternal day to be with Christ who said: "Of such is the kingdom of heaven." He leaves to mourn his death his father and mother, an older brother, four grandparents, two great grandparents and a host of other relatives and friends. The bereaved parents and relatives have the sincere and hertfelt sympathy of their host of friends and neighbors. Funeral services were conducted at the home Tuesday afternoon. The music was beautiful and appropriate. Mrs. Gerber rendered a solo "I am Jesus' Little Lamb." This had been the lulaby used by the little darling's mother and seemed to soothe it more than any other during its suffering. Other numbers were sung by a quartet from the Christian Church. Paul Reeves delivered the address. The little body was laid at rest in the Banner cemetery.
MRS. JAMES BLEACH
Florence Mena Jeffers was born at Horace, Nebraska, February 13, 1900 to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Jeffers, and passed away at her home in Burwell, August 31, 1949, at the age of 49 years, 6 months and 18 days. When she was four years old she moved to a farm in Valley County about five miles south of Burwell with her parents. She attended grade school at the country school near her home.
She was united in marriage to Jams L. Bleach on April 2, 1919 at Ord, Nebraska. To this union were born three children.
After their marriage they made their home on a farm three miles east of Burwell. In December, 1943, Mr. and Mrs. James Bleach moved to Burwell where she lived until the day of her death.
She became a member of the Christian Church in Burwell at the age of 15.
She was preceded in death by one son, Wayne, who died in infancy.
Mrs. Bleach is survived by her husband, James of Burwell; Two childrn, Virgil R. of Portland, Oregon, and Earl C. at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Jeffers of Burwell; three brothers, Sam and James of Burwell, and Ernest of Sagle, Idaho; one sister, Bernice of Sandpoint, Idaho; and many other relatives and friends.
Never complaining, she bore her burdens well and always had a smile for everyone. She was loved by all who knew her.
Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; thy rod and they staff, they comfort me.
Service were conducted from the Christian Church by Albert Delbridge. Interment was in the Burwell Cemetery.
The pallbearers were: Henry Bonsall, Orville Wilson, Mike Shonka, Melvin Graves, Elzie Donner, Lewis Pishna.
Those that attended the funeral from a distance were Clark J. Bleach and son Ronald of Los Angeles, Cal.; Virgil Bleach of Portland, Ore.; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Van Lund and family of Lincoln, Mr. and Mrs. Evert Emery of LaFayette, Ill.; Mrs. Dave Gray of Toulon, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. E., L. Bleach of Grand Island, and other relatives from Sargent and Taylor.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank all our kind neighbors and friends, ladies of the Christian Church, pallbearers, singers, also the minister for his comforting words; for the beautiful flowers, cards, and other acts of kindness shown us at the time of the loss of our dear wife, mother and daughter.
J. L. Bleach, Virgil and Earl, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Jeffers and Family.
Laura Snyder, daughter of John and Jahn Snyder was born in West Jersey, Stark county, Illinois, January 20, 1859. When she was 3 months old her mother passed away and her uncle and aunt Mr and Mrs. William Losey took her and raised her to young womanhood, and she was always known by their name, Laura Losey. For the past 56 years she made her home with her sister Mrs. J. J. Bleach and a lifetime of unselfish devotion endeared her to the entire family. In 1907 she came with the J. J. Bleach family to Burwell. For about 13 years they lived on a farm 3 miles northeast of Burwell. In 1920 they moved to Burwell where she has since made her home. When she was 15 years old she became a member of the Methodist Church at Hickory Point, Missouri. Her membership was transferred to the Methodist Church in Burwell when they moved to Burwell. It was at the home in Burwell where she passed away May 15, 1942 at the age of 83 years, 3 months, 19 days. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters and 1 brother and leaves to mourn her loss a brother-in-law J. J. Bleach, also nieces and nephews. She was a kind and cheerful friend and neighbor and will be greatly missed by those who knew her best. Scripture Lesson 2 Cor. 5. 1-10. Rom. 8.35-39. Funeral services was in the Burwell Methodist Church with the Pastor of the church Rev. P. J. Kirk, in charge. May 18, 1942, intermment was in the Burwell Cemetery. Tert Psa. 9-10.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank all friends and neighbors for their many acts ot kindness during the sickness and death of our sister-in-law and aunt, Laura Losey. Also thanks to Mrs. Tauer for the tender care she gave her during her long illness.
J.J. Bleach and family
Mary Adela Sydner was born at West Jersey, Stark County, Ill., July 21, 1853 and passed into the better life, Nov. 22, 1929 at Burwell, Nebraska, being aged 76 years, 4 months and one day. When but a girl of 14 she confessed Christ and united with the Methodist Church.
She was united in marriage February 22, 1881 at Galesburg, Ill., to Jacob J. Bleach. To this union six children were born, three boys and three girls and all are living. In 1907, twenty-two years are with her husband and family she came from Illinois and located on a farm east of Burwell. Eleven years ago, (1918) they retired from farming and located their residence in town where they have since lived.
She leaves as immediate relatives her husband, Mr. Jacob Bleach, her six children, Elvis Bleach, of Taylor, Nebraska, Mrs. Anna Emory, of Toulon, Ill., Mrs. Etta Grey, of LaFayette, Ill., Clark Bleach, Mrs. Edith VanLund and James Bleach in the vicinity of Burwell, her sister, Miss Laura Losey, who has lived with her for over 45 years, fifteen grand children, other distant relatives and many friends both in Illinois and Nebraska sorrow with these children the husband and relatives in her passing.
Mother Bleach was graciously spared a long siege of bed ridden suffering before her going as is so often the portion of others. She had had some ailment consequent to age but up to the last moment was about her daily routine of duties when at once she was not, for God took her. Neighbors and friends who have known her many years attest her character and generous disposition and how devotedly she lived in the lives of those of her family. She kept her faith in Christ during a long and useful life and now she has her crowning.
Funeral services were held from the Methodist Church Sunday afternoon, with Rev. Austin of that church in charge. Interment was made in the Burwell cemetery.
A precious one is gone
A voice we loved is stilled
A place is vacant at home
That never can be filled.
But this we know
For it is true
"A place to prepare I go"
That I may welcome you.
For there no sorrows come,
To break life's blessed band
For life eternal is in that home,
The place is that beyond.
Her guiding star
Of hope she leaves
To lead us from afar
Who for her may Grieve
And so we hope to meet
In the precious bye and bye;
On Heavens Golden Street,
Where we shall never die.