The grave site of Jacob S. Felger, who died at age 77 in 1903. (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Published as it appeared on Feb. 17, 1903, in the Corvallis Gazette, Page 3, Column 4.

A Pioneer of ’52.

Jacob S. Felger died at his home in Philomath, February 12, 1903, at the age of 77 years, 11 months and 8 days. The deceased had been very feeble for a number of years, and death came as the peaceful close of a long life. Mr. Felger was born in Wayne county, Ohio, March 4, 1825. He came to Oregon in 1852, and took up his residence in Lane county. Here he married Miss Nancy E. Mitchell. They moved to Benton county in 1867, where Mr. Felger resided until his death. The widow, three sons and a daughter, Mrs. Rice, of Portland, survive him.

The funeral services were conducted at the home of his son, C.G. Felger, at Philomath, Saturday, by Rev. Ware. Interment was made at Newton cemetery.

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