Joe Jackson


Old Settler Passes Away at Home in Meadow Grove

Joseph H. Jackson was born at New Boston, Iowa on December 24, 1845, and passed away at his home in Meadow Grove on February 23, 1917, at the age of 71 years and 2 months. He was united in marriage to Miss Mary Ann Hesmer June 12, 1864, at GreenBay, Iowa. To this union were born three children, two sons and one daughter. The daughter, Mrs. Ella Nies, died at her home in Meadow Grove September 7, 1914. The son, Charles, died at the age of six years. A son, Will Jackson, with the wife and mother, a son-in-law,   J. H. Nies, and the grand-children are left to mourn his loss.

Mr. Jackson moved from Decatur county, Iowa, in the year of 1867 to Dakota county, Nebraska, and resided there until the spring of 1877, moving thence to Madison county, Nebraska, and settling on the farm near the Yellow Banks owned by him at the time of his death. He was among the early settlers of Madison County, and by his honesty and integrity built up one of the best farms in the Elkhorn valley. He took a great interest in national, county and community affairs, and when in health he took active part and held numerous offices in the Madison County Farmers Mutual Insurance Company of which he was a member. Mr. Jackson was known far and near for his kindness and hospitality to all with whom he came in contact throughout his life.

He was a man of a big heart and always divided his substance to the poor and less fortunate. He was loved and respected by all who knew him for his uprightness of character and honesty in dealing with his fellow man, and gained for himself and family a character that will live on. Mr. Jackson was a kind and loving husband and father, ever watching over the welfare of those entrusted to his care. He was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and held the office of an elder in the church. All that kind and loving hands could do to preserve life was done.but he had finished his earth life and the Lord called him home. “Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord.”

A host of friends throughout the sphere of his acquaintance offer sympathy to the bereaved family in this hour of their bereavement.  Funeral services were conducted by Elder F. S. Gatenby of Orchard at 1 o’clock Sunday afternoon and interment was made at the Jackson cemetery. A. C. V.

Source: Battle Creek Enterprise, March 1,1917 page 1

Mrs. J. H. Jackson


Mrs. J. H. Jackson, 95, Dies at Home of Son.  Among Oldest of Madison County’s Pioneers

Mrs. J. H. Jackson, 95 years old and among the oldest of Madison county pioneers, died late Thursday night at the home of her son, William Jackson, northwest of Battle Creek, with whom she had made her home in recent years.  Though complications due to old age were evidenced for some time, it was only within the past two weeks that her condition gave cause for immediate alarm.

Funeral services will be held at the Jackson home and burial will be made in the Jackson cemetery near the old homestead, where the husband and father was laid at rest over twenty years ago. The son and three grandchildren are the only immediate relatives living.

Source: Battle Creek Enterprise,  June 23, 1938 page 1

Mrs. Isaac Jackson

Funeral Services Mrs. Isaac Jackson Held Friday

Final rites for Mrs. Isaac Jackson, who died following a long illness at the Lutheran hospital in Norfolk, on Tuesday, were held at the Immanuel Lutheran Church on Friday afternoon. Services at the Resseguie Funeral Home preceded the rites at the church. Mrs. Jackson, who had been in failing health for four years was taken to the Lutheran hospital on Friday preceding her death. The Rev. John E. Stayton officiated and burial was in the Crown Hill cemetery.  The last surviving member of a family of eight children, she was also preceded in death by her parents, one son, Hayden, and one daughter, Mrs. Mildred Calmer.

Minnie Belle Wiseman, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Wiseman, was born in Richardson County, Nebraska on March 3, 1874, and moved with her parents to Nodaway County, Missouri when she was three years old. She was united in marriage with Isaac Jackson in 1894 at Marysville, Missouri, and to this union then children were born.

Surviving are her husband, five daughters, Mrs. Harold Reeves, and Mrs. Phillip Dieter, both of Madison, Mrs. Maude Feckler of West Point, Mrs. Mary Stairs of Norfolk, and Mrs. Floyd Mahan of Webster. Three sons, Harry and Howard of Madison and Herman of Hoskins. Also sixteen grandchildren and five great.grandchildren. Source: excerpts from Madison Star-Mail, Thursday, August 31, 1950, page 1.