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Sadly, we do not have funeral cards for Jefferson Springsteen in our family, but there were a few death and funeral notices published in the newspaper for him, including one in the Washington DC newspaper. (Jeff’s son, Abram F. Springsteen, was celebrated as the youngest drummer boy in the Civil War in Indiana, and he worked for the Federal government in the Pension Office.)
See the originals of Jeff’s obituary and death/funeral notices that we have at “Wishful Wednesday: Jefferson Springsteen was “Lured by the Sawdust Ring…”
Here are the transcriptions:
WILL BE BURIED TUESDAY
Funeral Services of Jefferson Springsteen at Home of Daughter
The funeral of Jefferson Springsteen, who for seven months had been confined
to his bed at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. J. F. Beckwith, 1118
Bellefontaine street, with whom he made his home, will take place from there at
2 p.m. tomorrow. The burial will be at Crown Hill cemetary. His wife died
twenty-two years ago. He is survived by the following children: Abram F.
Springsteen of the pension department, Washington, D.C.; Robert Springsteen,
this city; Charles Springsteen, Champaign, Ill.; Mrs. E.P. Beerbower and Mrs.
J. F. Beckwith, this city; also by eight grandchildren and eleven
His death occcurred Saturday afternoon. He was born at Harrison, O.
February 14, 1820 and when a boy ran away with a circus, but soon gave up the
sawdust ring. He came to Indianapolis in 1835 and when sixteen years old was in the employ of the government carrying the
mail on horseback between this city and Winchester, a trip of sixty-five miles.
In 1837 he went to New York, where for some time he had a restaurant at the
old Fulton market. He married Anne Connor of Brooklyn and in 1852 they came to
this city for permanent residence. He was a Democrat and soon became a leader
in his party in local politics. In 1854 he was made “captain of the watch” and
between 1855 and 1861 served as city marshal. He was well known as a
contracting painter for many years, but retired from active business life
twenty years ago.
CARRIED MAIL ON HORSEBACK
Public Service Began When 16
Over 65-Mile Route- Later
Jefferson Springsteen, one of the oldest pioneers of Indiana, died at 8
o’clock yesterday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Joseph Beckwith,
1118 Bellefontaine street, closing an eventful and interesting career of
ninety years. The funeral will be held at the home Tuesday afternoon with
interment at Crown Hill Cemetary.
SPRINGSTEEN, JEFFERSON – Died in his ninetieth year at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. Joseph Beckwith, 1118 Bellefontaine street. Funeral notice
SPRINGSTEEN – Jefferson Springsteen, age [?] years. Funeral Tuesday, September
28, at [?] p.m. at the home of his daughter Mrs. [?] Beckwith, 1118 Bellefontaine
st. Friends invited. Burial private.
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