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Cicero Holtsberry

   Cicero Holtsberry was born in Linton county, Ohio, January 30, 1849, and passed to his eternal rest June 10, 1925, at the home of his son John in Grout township, aged 76 years, 4 months and 11 days. Mr. Holtsberry spent the early part of his life in Ohio. In December, 1891, he came to Gladwin county, where he resided for a number of years, afterward moving to St. Louis, Mich., where he lived until a few years ago, when he purchased a farm in Grout township. Recently he made his home among his children.
   About 1868 he was married to Rebecca Sinift, who died four years ago. To this union were born two sons and five daughters. He leave to mourn their loss his two sons, John of Grout and Forrest of Shephard; his daughters, Mrs. Wesley Brown of Sherman township, Mrs. James Thomas of Memphis, Tenn., and Mrs. Will Hood of Flint; one sister, Mrs. James McCabe of Mt. Pleasant; one brother, Harvey, of Madison, Ohio, besides 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
   Those attending the funeral from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. James Thomas and daughter Dorothy of Memphis, Tenn.; Forrest Holtsberry and family of Shepherd; Harvey Holtsberry and son Don of Madison, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. Tucholl and daughter Lois of Kenosha, Wis., and Mr. and Mrs. James McCabe and family of Mt. Pleasant.
   Dear Father, thus we leave you, but we live in hope that our loss is your gain, and expect to meet you over yonder on the pearly shore.
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January 2005
Tom Ladner
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