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    Johnstown Tribune, 28 Mar 1913, Contributed by Sharon Trosan

J. S. Hildebrand expires in Iowa. Former resident of Jackson Township called to reward. Was noted director of Church Choirs.

Jeremiah S. Hildebrand, a son of the late Joseph and Hannah Hildebrand, pioneer residents of Jackson township, and who was a brother of Solomon Hildebrand, now occupying the Hildebrand homestead, died last Sunday at his home in Waterloo Iowa, at the age of 72 years. He had been ill since the previous Wednesday, but being of a robust nature and showing marked improvement, his recovery was expected to be a matter of a short time. Mr. Hildebrand was born on the old homestead in Jackson township Oct 12, 1840, and was educated in the township schools. In 1864 he married Christy Ann Horner of Johnstown and the couple's family resided here until 1874, when they took up their residence in Waterloo. Surviving are the widow and the following children: Mrs. B.S Harrison, Mrs. Emma Strayer, Dr. J. G. Hildebrand and Dr. J. A. Hildebrand; all of Waterloo, Iowa; Mrs. B. M. Banton of Yankton, SD, and Mrs. W. C. Rhodes, of Montreal. Mr Hildebrand was especially well known in the field of music and had been active in Waterloo music circuits for a long period of years. He was a musician of ability and gained special note as a director of chorus and choirs. For many years past and up until he was taken sick, Mr. Hildebrand was director of music in the First Brethren Church. An Easter cantana from his pen was to have been presented at the church last Sunday, but was given up on account of the director's illness. The funeral took place at Waterloo last Wednesday, being conducted by the Rev. W. A. Beachler and in charge of the Waterloo Lodge of Odd Fellows. Interment in the Waterloo cemetery.

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