STEUBEN REPUBLICAN, Wednesday, April 29, 1891, page 8, col.4


In Pleasant Lake, Indiana, April 19, 1891, Mr. David S.
Gilbert, aged 63 years, 9 months and 4 days.

David S. Gilbert was born in Lorain County, Ohio, July
15, 1827, and removed with his parents to Indiana in 1843. In
1852 he joined a company and went to California. He returned
in 1856, and in November of that year was married to Miss Lucy
Gaylord, who died February 19, 1864, leaving him with four
motherless children, the youngest of whom died shortly after.
In October, 1866, he married Miss Permelia Grant, who survives
him. He leaves five children, three of whom are by the former
marriage, seven grandchildren and many relatives and friends
to mourn his death. Mr. Gilbert was a man of more than
ordinary ability and in some directions manifested marked
talent. He always inspired confidence and gained the respect
of his fellow townsmen, as an evidence of which they
frequently placed him in positions of trust. Although never
making a public profession of religion, he frequently attended
services and was always an attentive listener, and took more
than a casual interest in the affairs of the church. All knew
him as a good neighbor, a kind father and a loving husband.


David S. Gilbert was the son of Samuel (1799-1862) and Fanny
(Crawford) Gilbert (1801-1864). His 1st wife, Lucy Ann
(Gaylord) Gilbert was born about 25 Feb 1836 and died 19 Feb
1864, aged 27y. 11m. 25d. Three of their 4 children are listed
in the Cemetery Books:
Arthur C. Gilbert, 13 Jan 1859 - 04 Dec 1925, married
Martha A. (Weaver) Gilbert.
Minor Gaylord Gilbert, 04 Nov 1860 - 28 Sep 1938,
Married Mary M. (Kempf) Gilbert.
Fannie L. Gilbert, died 26 July 1864, age 5m 11d, born
About 15 Feb, 1864, so Lucy Ann probably died as a
Result of childbirth.

2nd wife was Permelia [Permillie] (Grant) Gilbert,
28 Sep 1836 - 07 Nov 1915. Their children listed in Cemetery
Books are:
Carrie M. Gilbert, died 10 May 1870, age 2y. 8m.
Frank G. Gilbert, 15 Mar 1871 - 1954, married Iva
(Deller) Gilbert.

A sister, Lucy A. (Gilbert), 04 Jul 1829 - 18 Jan 1888, was
the 2nd wife of Calvin Powers, 05 Mar 1808 -06 Jan 1878, a
pioneer settler of York Township, Steuben County, Indiana.

All are buried at Pleasant Lake Cemetery, Steuben County,
Indiana, per "Cemeteries of Steuben Co., Ind., 1990" by Audree
Siebel Lewis, Vol I, pages 720, 721, 723, 724, 725; Vol II,
page 1466.

Submitted By: Mona Hilden-Beckwith