The Peoples Herald, Thursday, Sept. 16,
1915, Pg. 1
Vol. 27, No. 16
Jacob Ward was born July 24, 1834,
in Jersey Township, Licking County, Ohio. He lived with his parents in
Ohio until 1853, when he removed to Jasper County, Iowa; from there he came in
1858 to Douglas County, Kansas.
Mr. Ward served his country
throughout the war, in Cos. F. and I 26th, Illinois Infantry and in Company B,
1st regiment United States Volunteers, being mustered out on October 7th, 1864.
Four brothers and the father were in the Union army.
There is one surviving brother
Thomas Ogden Ward, of Douglas County, and one sister, Mrs. Julia Bell of
Mr. Ward was an uncle of the
Burnett brothers, and for a number of years has made his home with George
The funeral services were
conducted at the George Burnett home on Thursday by Rev. C. E. Hatfield, before
a large gathering of relatives and neighbors, with burial in Lyndon cemetery.
The G. A. R. had charge of the services at the grave, performing the last rites
according to their custom.
Before his going, Mr. Ward told
those with whom he talked that he was ready and willing to go, and that he had
all confidence in a happy reunion in time to come.