Eidemiller, Charles Troy Daily News 3/5/1919 Company F 71st OVI

Suffering a stroke of paralysis on last Friday, Charles Eidemiller lingered util 4:40 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, corner of West Main and North Elm streets. Mr. Eidemiller had been in poor health for the last three years.

He was born in the house where he died on March 2, 1846, and on October 6, 1867, he was married to Miss Anna McDowell, who died thirty four years ago. He is survived by these children, Mrs. Etta Johnson, Mrs. Bessie Young, Mss Pearl Eidemiller and Jesse Eidemiller, all of Troy, a brother, Christopher Eidemiller, of this city, five grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Mr. Eidemiller was a member of Company F, 71st Regiment, O.V.I., and he served for four years, three months and three days during the Civil war. He had the honor of serving as first sergeant under his father, Lieut. General Nicholas A. Eidemiller. The son was promoted for bravery and after being made a sergeant he established a record of never being away from his post of duty throughout the rest of the war.

Mr. Eidemiller also had the distinction fo being the first mayor of Kansas City in 1870. He and his brother, Alexander Eidemiller, had gone to Kansas City where they were engaged in the grocery business. While residing in that city Mr. Eidemiller became acquainted with the celebrated outlaw, Jesse James, and his brother and frequently during his later years he gave graphic pictures of the many crimes which these brothers committed.

Returning to Troy Mr. Eidemiller and his brother conducted a grocery in the room now occupied by Scholl’s store. He was engaged as a contactor for many years and under his supervision all the bridge abutments on the Baltimore and Ohio branch from Troy to Piqua, were built. He was a member of Coleman Post, G.A.R., the member of which will have charge of the funeral services to be held at 1:30 o’clock Friday afternoon at the residence with Rev. H. L. Melster in charge. Burial will be made in Rose Hill cemetery. He was a member of the First Lutheran church.

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