From:  Death and Obituaries extracted from Moffitt Book, Vol. 8, Compiled

by the Warren Co., Illinois Genealogical Society, 1986


Reuben Holeman came to Ill. at the age of 19.  For sometime he clerked in

the store of his brother-in-law Mr. Chambers at Berwick, Ill.  He then

went back to Ind. where he married Susannah Crabb in 1844.  Three years

later came to Warren Co., Ill. to live where he bought a farm & continued

to live where he resided until his death.  His wife died in 1892.  They

were the parents of 15 children, three girls and 12 boys, 7 of whom died

in infancy. After the death of his wife the one surviving daughter, Mrs.

A. E. Carr kept house for him.  Three of the sons lived in the far west

and Boone, Orville, Theodore and Albert were at home.  He was a member of

the Christian Church and for many years served as a deacon in that

Church.  The funeral was conducted by Elder A. P. Allen with burial at