FREEL, Amos Edward (1855-1927)


Wibaux Pioneer Gazette Obituary, July 28, 1927

Amos Edward Freel

On Tuesday morning the people of this community received the sad news that an old time Wibaux county citizen. Amos Freel had passed away at his home after a lingering period of illness which lasted several months. The cause of death was heart failure. He had been attended, off and on by Dr. Keller, but old age was not able to stand against the disease.

Mr. Freel was a very quiet and modest citizen, one that tried thru all his feebleness to stand up to a hard days work as one of Wibaux County’s pioneer farmers.

Mr. Freel was born June 1st, 1855 in Redfield, Ia, moving later to Indiana, where he resided for a number of years. He afterwards resided at Princeton, Minn. where he lived until he moved to Montana in 1907. He was 72 years and one month and twenty five days at the time of his death.

Mr. Freel was married to Mrs. Louisa Freel forty-five years, being united June 2nd, 1882. To this Union three sons were born, The deceased leaves to mourn his departure his wife, and daughter Mrs. W.L. Cale, Leslie Freel, of Wibaux; Amos Freel of Torrington, Wyo. and Henry Freel of Hunerville, Wash., W.C. Hayes of Minneapolis and Allen Hayes of Beltrami, Minn.

The funeral services were conducted from the home by the Rev. A.G. Asher of the Congregational Church; Interment took place Wednesday morning in the Wibaux cemetery; The bereaved ones have the entire sympathy of their numerous friends throughout the county.

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