Marshall County

EMERICK, Emanuel Brown

Emanuel Brown EMERICK, deceased, was one of the leading and enterprising agriculturists of Marshall county, where he died of consumption on the 8th of September, 1880, after one year’s illness. He was widely known and honored, and in his death the community, with whose interests he was closely identified, has lost a valuable citizen. His integrity of character, unbounded benevolence, and never-failing courtesy, made him beloved by all who had the honor of his acquaintance.

Mr. EMERICK was born near Wheeling, West Virginia, July 26, 1850, and was the son of George W. and Cassie (BROWN) EMERICK. His boyhood days were passed upon his father’s farm in Marshall county, and in the district schools of the neighborhood he acquired a fair education, being particularly good in mathematics. He remained under the parental roof until his marriage, which important event in his life occurred October 20, 1877, Miss Anna J. MOODEY becoming his wife. She was born in Covington, Miami county, OHIO, and is the daughter of J. C. and Rachel S. (ORR) MOODEY. They began their domestic life upon a part of the old homestead of his father, which he continued to operate until his last illness. He was an earnest and consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and supported the democratic party, but took no active part in political affairs. When called from this life his remains were interred in the family cemetery at Henry, where they now rest.

One daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. EMERICK – Anna May, who goes by the name of Bonnie. She is one of the three heirs, besides the widow, of her grandfather, George W. EMERICK, who left her a handsome property. A young lady of seventeen years, attractive and agreeable in manner, she is now attending high school, and is a great favorite of all who know her. Since her husband’s death, Mrs. EMERICK has made her home with her father, J. C. MOODEY, in Henry, and as the guardian of her daughter, devotes most of her time and attention to the education and improvement of that young lady. She is a lady of taste and refinement and throughout the county has a host of warm friends.

Extracted March 2011 by Norma Hass from The Biographical Record of Bureau, Marshall and Putnam Counties, Illinois, 1896.

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