George Simler, 83, a pioneer resident of Lancaster township, was found dead in bed at the home of his son, Conrad Simler, Lancaster township, early this morning. Mr. Simler had been in failing health for some time. Corner E. A. Diestelmeier conducted an injury and determined death resulted from a heart affection. Funeral services will be conducted from the Conrad Simler home at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, and at 2 o'clock from the Zion Reformed church, the Rev. C. M. Grahl, officiating. Interment will be made at Silver Springs cemetery. Mr. Simler was born in Germany Oct. 11, 1850. His wife preceded him in death. The following children survive: Fred, Edward, Emma and Mrs. Ner Higley, Freeport; Conrad and William Simler, of Lancaster township, George and John, Moline.
Monday, October 9, 1933 Freeport Standard Journal. He is my gggrandfather. Submitted by: Cheryl Sparks on 30 Mar 2002