Steuben Republican
14 May 1890

John Avery was born in Otsego township, June 4, 1865; died May 8, 1890, aged
24 years, 11 months, and 4 days.  He was a young man who, although beset by
the many temptations of youth, always lived as honest, moral life; his
conduct being guided at all times by a sense of right and justice.  He was
much esteemed by the many who knoew him and will be missed by his
associates.  His loss will be a sad bueden to his parents, brother and
sisters, as he was a faithful son and brother, dearly loved by all.

Submitted By: 
Sam Alsup (descendant of Jacob Eckert and wife Sarah Miller; and Ezra Leland
and wife Eliza Ann Yates)