The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday March 21, 1940
Funeral Services for
Decatur County Resident
to Be Held Saturday
           Mrs. Susan Reiger, age 88, lifelong resident of Decatur county and well known here, died at 7:00 o’clock Wednesday evening at her home in St. Paul.
          Death was due to infirmities incidental to her advanced age.  She was born December 28, 1851, in Decatur county, the daughter of  Solomon and  Mary Kanouse Leffler.  On November 6, 1873, she was married to  John Reiger  and to this union eight children were born, six of whom survive.  They are  John Reiger, of Rush county;  George  and  Jacob Reiger  of Decatur county;  Mrs. Daisy Cook, of Decatur county;  Mrs. Mary Wright, of Decatur county, and  Chris Reiger, of Shelby county.
          A daughter,  Mrs. Lillie Bailey, died in 1910, and the husband preceded her in death in 1924.
          Funeral services will be held at 2:00 o’clock Saturday afternoon at the Union Chapel church south of St. Paul, with the Rev. C. H. Grace, officiating.   Burial will be in the Union Chapel cemetery in charge of Ralph J. Edwards, funeral director.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Monday July 7, 1924
John Reiger, Retired Farmer
and Prominent Land Owner
Well Known In This Section
          John Reiger, native of Decatur county who was well known throughout this section died at 3:15 o’clock Saturday at his home in St. Paul.
          Funeral services were held at the late home at 2 o’clock this afternoon, Rev. Joseph McQueen officiated.  Burial was made at the Union Chapel cemetery with R. T. Stewart undertaker in charge.
          Mr. Reiger was highly respected by the many who knew him.  He was the son of  John and Elizabeth Reiger  and was born in Decatur county near St. Paul, November 7, 1847.  At the time of death he was 76 years and eight months old.
          On November 6, 1873, he was married to  Susan Leffler  and to this union eight children were born six of whom survive the father.
          Mr. Reiger was a successful farmer and was a prominent landowner.  In 1913, with the family he moved to St. Paul and since that time had lived a retired life.  He had been a member of the Ladies of Honor Lodge.
          Mr. Reiger suffered a stroke of paralysis on June 9, 1921 and since then had been in failing health.
          Surviving Mr. Reiger are three daughters  Miss Christine Reiger,  Mrs. Daisy Cook,  and  Mrs. Mary Wright and three sons,  Jacob,  George and  John Reiger.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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