Leendert Bogert

Leendert Bogert
born February 19, 1876, in La Salle county, Illinois
died July 24, 1886, in Dayton township, La Salle county, Illinois


Dayton, Ill. , July 29, 1886.
Last Friday a ten year old boy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Austin Simpson, of the north part of this township, was herding cattle for Mr. Jno. Baker, just west of town, and by the breaking of a dead limb of a tree into which he had climbed, he fell upon the roots below, injuring him fatally. He died Saturday and buried at the cemetery in Dayton Sunday afternoon. There was quite a large attendance of the neighbors and friends of the bereaved parents at the funeral services, which were held at the school house, Rev. J. Ried conducting the services.1

A Fatal Fall
A boy about 10 years of age named Bogart, living near Dayton, met with a fall that caused his death on Friday. He was driving some cattle, allowing them to graze as they moved along, and he climbed a tree and soon fell. He struck on his stomach and was found by the members of a Sunday school class who were out on a picnic. He was found to be seriously hirt and said himself that he wanted to see his mother for he was going to die, and on Saturday morning he passed away. – Ottawa Times2

Bogerd, Leanderd - death certificate

1. [Ottawa, Illinois] Free Trader, July 31, 1886
2. [Marseilles, Illinois] The Plaindealer, July 30, 1886

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