At the age of 16 years Mr. Ebert came to this country and located near Lowell, Indiana. After his stay here for six years, he thence takes a westward course and lands in California, where he stayed for four years, but dissatisfied with California, he came back to Lowell, where he worked and toiled in an untold way and manner. These were trying days, and hardships were plentiful but in conserving he spelled success. These last fifteen years Mr. Ebert has spent in Florida, and it was at Seffner, Florida where he passed away.
Fred Ebert was united in marriage to Aurellia Schmal, March 15, 1881, and to this union was born four sons. The mother departed this life July 6, 1905. The four sons had a heart break in the giving up of the mother and now they must say that their lives have been enriched by the long stay of the father among them, but now he, too, must go.
On January 1, 1918, Mr. Ebert was married to Mrs. Jeanette Davis, and now they come to the place where the silver cord is broken.
Mr. Ebert was baptized in the Lutheran faith very early in life and held to that faith until his going from us. He was a naturalized citizen of our own beloved country and nation and he had often said he loved this country more than any other.
Mr. Ebert departed this life on October 14, 1928, aged 76 years, 1 month and 16 days. He leaves to mourn his going a devoted and much loved companion, Mrs. Jeanette Ebert; four sons, Joe Ebert, of Seffner, Florida, Frank, Fred and Lester, all living east of Lowell; 13 grand children; two brothers, George Ebert, of South Bend, Ind., and Adam Ebert, of Lowell, and numerous relatives and friends who will miss him. "He is gone, but memory lingers."
Funeral services were held at the home of his son Lester, east of town, where relatives, neighbors and friends gathered to pay their last respects to one they had known so long. Rev. V.V. Hackley conducted the services. Interment was made in Orchard Grove . . . [the rest of the article was scrambled and didn't make sense.]
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