Dec 4, 1918 Sibley Gazette Tribune: Death of John Graves
John Graves was born in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, May 19, 1854 and departed his life at the hospital in Sibley, Iowa after an operation for stomach trouble. November 27, 1918 aged 64 years, 6 months and 8 days. He came to the United States with his parents in 1868 and settled down in Clinton County, Iowa. In 1874 he came to Osceola county and settled on a farm in Ocheyedan township. Four years later he married Miss Dora Bremmer who survives him after journeying through fory years of wedded life, most of which has been spent in Ocheyedan township.
He was confirmed in the Lutheran Church in Germany, and was a member of the church. About thirty two years ago, in revival held under the auspices of the Evangelical church he was converted and united with the Evangelical church, and maintained his relation with that church, until 6 years ago, when he became a member of the Methodist Espiscopal church in Ocheyedan, Iowa of which he had been a devoted member until his passing into the better country.