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Philander Schoonover
November 15, 1810 – May 22, 1901
Mr. Philander Schoonover, a much respected citizen of Monticello, died, yesterday morning, the 22nd inst., at the advanced age of 84 years. The deceased was born in Ohio, Nov. 15, 1810. He removed to Indiana when 18 years old and later took up his residence in Green county, Wisconsin, where he lived twenty-six years. His first wife died there, survived by a family of seven children, six of whom are living. Mr. Schoonovor was married to Rhoda J. Sherman, who survives him, October 10, 1877. The following year they removed to Monticello. Mr. Schoonover was a farmer until his retirement twenty-three years ago. Eight years ago he suffered a partial stroke of paralysis, from which he recovered. This was followed by another one last fall, but he rallied and was able to be about the streets. He was under the doctor's care three weeks before his death, but was able to be up and about the yard until two days before death came. During the last twenty-four hours of his life he was unconscious. The funeral will be held at the family residence, Friday afternoon, at 2 o'clock. Mrs John Hoyt, a daughter, of Ida Grove, arrived this morning. Mr. Schoonover was a good citizen, and of a companionable nature. Not a few will miss his cheerful greetings.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Anamosa Journal-Eureka, Anamosa, Iowa, 23 May 1901

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