Altic, John P. The West Milton Record 11/5/1930 Company B 71st OVI

Son of Israel and Angeline Altic was born October 22, 1841 and departed this life October 30, 1930 at the advanced age of 89 years and 8 days; he was the third son in a family of twelve children.

He was united in marriage with Catherine Funderburg on November 1, 1866, together they trod the pathway of life sharing each other’s joy and disappointments, until February 10, 1916, when their Heavenly Father saw fit to call from time to eternity the wife and mother of this happy home. Six children were born in the home of Mr. Altic: William of Greenville; Mrs. Nannie Coate of West Milton; Mrs. Laura Teeter of Tippecanoe City; Mrs. Elizabeth Cline of Indianapolis, Ind; Mrs. Lulu Houser of Piqua and Rose Ellen, who died in infancy.

During his early married life Mr. Altic united with the Church of the Brethren and remained loyal to his baptismal vows until death; he was very much interested in Bible study and could repeat from memory very many verses of the Bible; he had implicit faith in all the teaching of the word of God. On this last birthday he received the anointing service and seemed to enjoy it very much. He expressed a readiness to depart this life whenever the Lord should call him.

Mr. Altic served his country faithfully and honorably through the entire Civil war.

He followed the occupation of farming all his life, until he moved to West Milton in 1898. He moved to the home, where he spent his last years, in 1905.

He leaves o mourn his departure one son, four daughters, sixteen grandchildren, twenty-three great grand children, one great great grandchild, two brothers and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted at the Church of the Brethren Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock, in charge of Rev. S.A. Blessing and Rev. G.W. Minnich. Burial at Potsdam cemetery.

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