Died on his farm near New Hirlingen [sic] on Tuesday night, after a short illness, Michael O'Connor, aged about 60 years.
Deceased was well known in St. Joseph and throughout Buchanan county. He resided in this city for a number of years, but of late had turned his attention to farming and stock raising. He was a brother-in-law of Thomas Kenney and also of John Neenan of this city. He was a man of quiet disposition, and had many friends among the old settlers.
The funeral took place on Thursday morning at 10 o'clock, the interment being in the Catholic cemetery near New Hirlingen. May he rest in peace.
Source: The Catholic Tribune, 17 Jul 1897, Saturday, p. 5