This is a blog prompt borrowed from Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings, who credits Geneablogger John Newmark (TransylvanianDutch blog) with starting this blog theme years ago. John offers this definition for “amanuensis:”
“A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another.”
(And, let’s be honest, this is probably the only way I’m going to remember to transcribe all my documents, right?)
This is the burial register for Assumption Catholic church in Evansville, Indiana, showing Gustav Justin Stiker’s (my 3rd great-grandfather) burial on October 7, 1912.
Stiker Justin aged 78 years died of heart disease Oct 4th buried Oct 7th
This is the funeral notice that appeared in the newspaper:
FUNERAL OF MR. STIKER
Veteran Railway Employee Mourned by Large Group of Men
The funeral service for Justin Stiker who died Friday will be held at 7:30 o’clock Monday morning at his home, 1808 Walnut street and at 8 o’clock at the Church of the Assumption. Many friends of the veteran railroad employe [sic] yesterday sent floral tributes to his memory. He was employed in the E. & T. H. railroad shops fifty-two years. Three sons and two daughters survive him, Eugene Stiker of Mt. Vernon, Ind., and Frank and John Stiker of this city; Mrs. George Kamerer and Mrs. T. J. Murphy of this city.
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