John J. Caspari
Co. H, 47th ILL. Infantry
The Columbus Daily Advocate, Wednesday, May 22, 1918
Died: May 21, 1918
John J. Caspri, who died yesterday morning at 6:30 at the home of his daughter in Scammon, was buried this afternoon, the funeral rites having been conducted at the Methodist church at 3 o’clock by Rev. Gardner and Rev. C. L. Daily, the Methodist minister of Scammon.
The deceased held a wonderful and unusual record, for he was the father of ten children, only one of which died, the grandfather of 28 and the great grandfather of 18. All of his grandchildren are living, most of them in Columbus. The names of his children follow: Mrs. Sarah Holland of Scammon; Mrs. Mary Fulet Columbus; Mrs. Anna Butler, Merion, Ill.; Harry Caspri, Columbus, Elda Caspri Columbus; John Caspri, Columbus and Fred Caspri, Columbus.
Mr. Caspri was 88 years old. He was a retired farmer, having lived for a number of years on a farm just north of Columbus. Lately he has stayed at the home of his daughter in Scammon, where he was stricken with paralysis. The effects of this combined with nepritis, caused his death. The deceased has the distinction of being an old soldier of the Civil War.