Date of Death: 14 Jul 1888
Subject: John Wilkerson
Source: unknown, Jul 1888

After an illness of several days, John Wilkerson died at his home in Rochester township, about 1 o'clock last Saturday morning, 14th, in his sixty-ninth year. He was born in Warren county, Ohio, in November 1819, and lived there until October, 1865, when he moved with his family to this county, where he has lived ever since. He was married in 1840 to Ann Connor, who still survives him. There were born to this union, twelve children, all of whom are living, as follows: F. M. Wilkerson (in Ohio); John W. Wilkerson, Iowa; David Wilkerson, Gentry county, Missouri; James H., Vincent and Sanford Wilkerson, all of Andrew county; Mrs. Lizzie Bellis, DeKalb county; and Albert Wilkerson, Mrs. Ella Osborne, Mrs. Mary Wells, Anna and Thomas Wilkerson, all of Andrew county.
The remains of deceased were buried in Savannah Cemetery, the services at the grave being conducted by Rev. Samuel Huffman.