Pioneer Of County Dies

Had Lived All of 83 Years here

Was Well Known

Francis Amen, retired Adams county farmer, died at 7:30 o’clock Monday morning at St. Mary’s hospital where he submitted to an operation on March 23rd, shortly after he returned from Phoenix, Ariz., where he went early last November because of ill health. He was also operated upon in Phoenix last winter. Mr. Amen’s condition had been serious for a number of days. He was 83 years old. Mr. Amen was born March 10th, 1843 near Clayton and had lived in Adams county all his life.

Reared Near Clayton, His boyhood was spent near Clayton and Kellerville and on May 9th, 1867 he married Miss Mary A. Gruber at Mt. Sterling. In 1892 he moved to Columbus, where he was actively engaged in farming for many years. His wife died November 10th, 1920. About thirty years ago Mr. Amen retired from active business, and during the last few years he had been going south each winter to escape the rigors of the cold season here. On the occasion of his eighty-second birthday last year, which he spent in El Paso, Tex., congratulatory telegram and radio messages from his children here were broadcast to him from the radio station, WFAA, the Dallas News and the Dallas Journal, of Dallas, Tex. Mr. Amen was well-known in Quincy and had many friends both here and in the farming communities where he had lived. He was a member of the St. Peter’s Catholic church. He had resided at 2845 Maine street for a number of years and owned considerable real estate in Quincy and several farms near Columbus. A son, Lawrence Amen, died February 5; a daughter, Miss Anna Amen, died many years ago and one son died in infancy.

Leaves Eight Children

Mr. Amen is survived by eight children, Phillip of St. Louis, Mo.; Mrs. Eugene Kircher, Mrs. T. J. Daugherty, Martin, Edward, Ralph, Leo and Miss Eva Amen, all of Quincy; fourteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, John Amen of Clayton, and a sister, Mrs. Katherine Humphrey of Pawnee, Okla. A funeral notice will appear later. from The Quincy Daily Journal July 5th, 1926

Francis Amen information submitted by Scott Reed, a GG Grandson of Francis Amen.