From the Steuben Rupublican March 31, 1915 Page 5,
John Ryan (Jr.)
Was born in Duchess County, New York Nov. 17,1840 and departed this
life March 24,1915, at his home in York Township, aged 74 years , 4
and 7 days.
He was the son of John and Margaret(Murphy) Ryan. When about
ten years old he came with his parents to Steuben County by the way
the old canal through Fort Wayne, Ind. Finally settling in Scott
where they lived for many years. He with his father, four brothers
brother-in-law , was among the first to volunteer for service in the
need in 1861. He remained in active service four years and two
or until the close of the war, with the execption of a short
caused by one of the seven bullet wounds he received
while defending his country's flag.
On January 1, 1866, he married Amanda Dygert. To this
union were born two sons and three daughters, one daughter dying in
The faithful wife, the sons (George)Bruce and Ben, the daughters,
Kauffman and Lula Fawkes, ten grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Mary
two brothers, James and Michael, with a large circle of friends, are
to mourn their loss. He was a member of the B.J. Crosswait Post No.
G.A.R. of Angola, Angola Chapter No. 58 R.A.M. , Northeastern Lodge
210 F. & A.M., of Fremont, and the Eastern Star chapter of
He loved what was the best in these orders, was a true
hearted, loyal brother. He was a kind and indulgent husband and
a true friend, and neighbor, a man among men, and will be missed
those who knew him best.
Submitted by: Sherri Ryan