February 17, 1883, Isaac Leming, aged 77 years, 7 months & 5 days.
Mr. Leming was a native of New Jersey, but his parents moved when he
was a child to Clermont County, Ohio where he grew to manhood and then
moving to Warren County, engaged successfully in merchandising and was
twice elected County Commissioner of that county. He removed from there
to Perry County, in this state, and engaged, with his brother, quite
extensively in running coal to the southern ports from Cannelton, to
supply steamers, and the sinking of some of his boats crippled him
financially, but he maintained a reputation for strict integrity and
honesty through it all. |
He then moved to Milford, Clermont County, Ohio, and engaged in merchandising. In 1866 he moved to Dubois County, and settled at Portersville, engaging in the lumber business. His wife, whom he married in Ohio died in Portersville Feb. 13, 1869, much respected and loved by all who knew her. After his wife's death he made his home with his son, Capt. John C. Leming, and came to Jasper when the Captain took charge of the County Recorder's office in 1878. As a man and citizen he was always public spirited and made friends wherever he resided. As a Christian he became a member of the M. E. Church in early life, and always lived up to his profession. He was a Royal Arch Mason, and had belonged to the order for nearly 50 years, and was buried with the honors of the order at Portersville, on Sunday last, a large number of persons being in attendance, and Rev. C. C. Cooper delivering as short address.
He leaves a family of four sons and two daughters, all grown and having families of their own, and "grandpa" was a great favorite with them. But two of the sons, John and Brittain live in this county; Taylor and Mrs. Dr. Bacon live in Perry County; George lives at Abilene, Kansas and is one of the foremost citizens, and Mrs. Power in Hamilton County, Ohio. The waters were so high none of those out of the county could be notified of his death in time to attend the funeral. Life's fitful fever is over with Isaac Leming, and he rests well, having "fought the good fight, conquered the faith, and entered into his reward." Let the living remember and imitate his virtues.