From the Steuben Rupublican March 31, 1915 Page 5, Col. 3
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 months 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 of the old canal through Fort Wayne, Ind. Finally settling in Scott Township, where they lived for many years. He with his father, four brothers and brother-in-law , was among the first to volunteer for service in the country's need in 1861. He remained in active service four years and two months, or until the close of the war, with the execption of a short disability 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 infancy. The faithful wife, the sons (George)Bruce and Ben, the daughters, Polly Kauffman and Lula Fawkes, ten grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Mary Hutchins, two brothers, James and Michael, with a large circle of friends, are left to mourn their loss. He was a member of the B.J. Crosswait Post No. 150 G.A.R. of Angola, Angola Chapter No. 58 R.A.M. , Northeastern Lodge No 210 F. & A.M., of Fremont, and the Eastern Star chapter of Kinderhook, Mich.
   He loved what was the best in these orders, was a true hearted, loyal brother. He was a kind and indulgent husband and father, a true friend, and neighbor, a man among men, and will be missed most by those who knew him best.
Submitted by:  Sherri Ryan