Jonathan Chase

Chippewa County Obituaries Jonathan Chase: Jan. 16 1873, Eau Claire Free Press

The funeral of the old patriarch, Chase, took part in Lake Street M.E. Church at 2:00 yesterday, Jan. 15 1873 & was very largely attended by the citizens, of whom a great many foll. the body to it's resting place. The old man was known to almost everybody in Eau Claire, & while his personal helplessness had long appealed to their sympathy, his welcomed intellect & memory reaching back almost to the foundation of the Republic, made him a really interesting acquaintance, though his education was limited & he was very poor. He was born in NY. in 1789, & retained a very clear recollection of the earliest events of our history since the Revolution. For the past 4 yrs. he lived alone in a small house built for him by some of his numerous allies, where he was daily visited by the chdn., & though during his last week or so on earth, he had consented to take refuge from the extreme weather with a son who recently came to settle in Eau Claire, it appears that he returned to his shanty on Sun. night & d. there as he had lived. His desc. to the 4th generation are very numerous & live in all parts of Eau Claire & the adjoining counties.

Born NY. 1789- Died Jan 12th 1873, 81 yrs., 2 mos., 4 days. Bur: Lake View Cem.-Div B Sect. C West Eau Claire, WI.

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