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Another Pioneer Gone

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Nelson M. Schoff, another old pioneer of Ann Arbor, passed peacefully away about four o'clock Saturday morning, at his home on South DivisiĆ³n street. He had been in feeble health for several years, but on retiring Friday night appeared as well as usual. Mrs. SchofE awoke about five o'clock in the morning and noticing that her husband was unusually pale, sent for Dr. Fitzgerald who upon arrival found that he must have been dead for an hour or more. The cause of his death was paralysis. Mr. Schoff was born at Aurelius, N. Y. , March 24th, 1817, and carne to Ann Arbor with his parents when this place was little more than a wilderness. For many years he was a prominent business man here, the firm of Schoff & Miller being engaged in the book business. He retired a number of years ago and has not since been in business. In 1848 he was married to Miss Elizabeth Ernest, who survives him. They had one daughter, Cora, who was married to Herbert Randall, and who died a little more than a year ago. The funeral was held at the family residence, No. 44 S. Divison street, yesterday afternoon, the burial taking place at Forest Hill cemetery.