Jacob H. Ensminger Haines Pioneer Dead
Resident of Baker County For 64 Years Passes
Jacob Henry Ensminger, a resident of Baker county for the past 64 years, died at 3 a.m. Thursday morning, exactly a week to the hour after he was stricken with paralysis. Funeral services will be held from the residence at 1 o’clock Saturday with Rev. R.C. Lee of Union officiating.
Mr. Ensminger was born March 19, 1847 in Hancock County, Ill., and was nearing his 81st birthday. He crossed the plains in 1863 locating in this community.
He was married in 1871 to Miss Johanna Loennig and to this union eleven children were born. His widow and ten children survive. The children are Mrs. Joseph Henner, George E. Ensminger, Mrs. N.E. Dodd, Herbert Ensminger, all of Haines and Mrs. A.A. Fidler of Payette, Idaho, Mrs. Fred Wilson of Portland, Mrs. Chester Johnson of Vancouver, Wash., Frank Ensminger, Mrs. Neal Crawford and Mrs. A.W. wall of La Grande. Five brothers, and two sisters also survive, James B., William, D., Joseph R., and Albert M., of Haines, Andrew J. and Hester Ann Linninberger of Tioga, Illinois and Lucy J. Roth of Spirit Lake, Idaho. Sixteen grandchildren and eight great grand children also survive.
Oregon Trail Weekly
North Powder News
Saturday, January 7, 1928