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Our Oldest Citizen Gone

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Conrad Bissinger, Ann Arbor's oldest oitizen. passed away suddenly at bis home, 49 W. Liberty street, at 1 :30 o'cloek Tnesday afternoon of heart failnre. He bad been abont in the morning in bis usual good health and spirits, but at the Jiour designated he was found lifeless by his ohildren in his chamber. The deceased was 94 years of age last month. He was a native of Gerruany and drove through frona New York state with a yoke of oxen. He took up a claim from the government and Anarew Jackeon's signature was upon the deed that was issued by Unole Sam The land settled npon was situated even miles west of Ann Arbor in what is known as the Klingman ohurch settlement. He married af ter settkment there and he survived his wife by 25 years. üpon her death he returned to the city and bas made his home with his two daughters, Misses Dorothy aud Helen Bissinger. The other children are Mrs. A. D. Seyler and Jacob Bissinger, of this city. Aaron Feldkamp, of Bridgewater, Mrs. Mary Olements, of Soio, and Geo. and Win. Bissinger, wbo reside in Los Angeles valley, California. Mr. Bissinger was very reminscent of the early days and hale and hearty to the day of his death. He was for 60 years a subscriber to the Argns and carne Tegularly as clock work eaoh year to pay his subscription. He was a life long reader of the New York Sun and read the fine print without glasses, up to within a few years of his death. He had nsed glasses but for about four years. The ftmeral will occur at the house this afternoon at 1 :30 o'cloek, from thenae the funeral oortage will go to Bethlehem church and from thenoe to ■ the Germán oemetery.