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Rev. Jeremiah Thomas Morenus

Male 1790 - 1882


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  • Name  Rev. Jeremiah Thomas Morenus  [1
    Title  Rev. 
    Born  22 Jul 1790  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Military  War of 1812 Veteran  [1
    Died  13 Dec 1882  Oneonta, Otsego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Jeremiah T. Morenus died at his home in Oneonta, Otsego county, last week from injuries received by the recklessness of two young men who were under the influence of liquor. Deceased was the father of O. Morenus, of this place, and was 30 years old at the time of his death. He has visited Cleveland several times, and was highly respected by all who knew him. The following are some of the circumstances attending his death: He was returning afoot from a little village near Oneonta, when overtaken by two strangers with a team. He was invited to ride, and willingly accepted. As soon as he had taken his seat in the wagon, his companions who apparently very much under the influence of strong drink, spying another team ahead, began to lash their horses and made an effort to pass. The challenge was accepted, and soon both teams were racing recklessly. The old man becoming afraid requested them to let him off. They turned a deaf ear to his entreaties; he even offered them money if they would stop, but they would not. As they reached a point near the old man's home, the driver slackened the pace, but refused to stop. Mr. Morenus attempted to get off, and in doing so he slipped as his feet touched the ground, and falling, the wheel ran over his body. This caused his death. The drunken men who had been instrumental in causing the fatal accident, passed on regardless of the aged victim. The will be punished to the full extent of the law. [2]
    Buried  Riverside Cemetery, Oneonta, Otsego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Tombstone marker reads "179601882, War 1812" [1]
    Person ID  I1470  CHS Genealogy
    Last Modified  3 Mar 2016 

    Family  Basheba Unknown,   b. 1798, Otsego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1884 
    Married  Y  [1
    Children 
    >1. Orson Morenus,   b. 1819, Otsego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1900
    Last Modified  17 Oct 2015 
    Family ID  F389  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S106] Marinus - Mereness - Morenus Family, William Francis Smith, (William Francis Smith), 156 (Reliability: 1), 1983.

    2. [S11] Cleveland Lakeside Press (Reliability: 1), 23 Dec 1882.