Stillwater Valley Gazette

January 11, 1872

ALBAUGH, JOSEPH E. - Joseph E. Albaugh, of Rice County - {The deceased was a brother of Capt. D. W. Albaugh, of this city--ED.} In Faribault, on the 16th inst., Joseph E. Albaugh, aged 50 years, 6 months and 21 days. Mr. Albaugh was born in Randolph Township, Montgomery Co., Ohio, on the 25th day of May, 1821. He removed to Minnesota and became a citizen of Rice County in the spring of 1858, and engaged in general mercantile business in Cannon City, which place he made his home until the spring of 1868, when having been elected County Treasurer, he removed to Faribault, and having been re-elected was an incumbent of the office at the time of his death. In 1859, Mr. Albaugh was elected a member of the State Legislature, but that body not holding a session he never qualified. In 1861, and immediately after the election of President Lincoln, he was appointed Postmaster at Cannon City, which position he held until his removal to Faribault. In Minnesota, his only relative, besides his little daughter, is his brother, Mr. D. W. Albaugh, of Minneapolis; but he leaves an aged mother in Ohio, a brother in Indiana, another in Missouri, and a beloved wife in Faribault, to mourn his loss. Almost ever since the subject of this brief memoir became a citizen of Minnesota, he has filled positions of public trust, and in every position in life he has always commanded the respect and esteem of all who knew him. Nearly thirty years ago, while constructing a bridge in his native town, he received an injury from a fall, from which he never recovered sufficiently to render exercise of any kind, other than extremely difficult and often painful, and which finally caused his death; and yet all his associates either in public or private life, can bear cheerful witness to his kind, uncomplaining Christian life. To-day his brother, his wife and only child are not his only mourners as they follow his remains to their last resting place in the Cannon City cemetery, for, when he died many who have been his associates in the past four years felt that we had all lost a brother, a man and a friend.--Faribault Paper

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