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February 9, 1923


Sherman Farmer Dies After Illness of Few Days


Carl Templin, aged 71 years, 8 months, and 26 days, died at his farm home near Sauger Lake in Sherman township, at 7:30 Friday evening of pneumonia. Mr. Templin was a member of the Sherman Lutheran church, where the funeral services will be held at 1:30 Monday afternoon.


Carl Templin was born in Mecklenburg, Germany, May 13, 1851, and married to Sophia Schloz in 1882, and two years later migrated to America and settled in St. Joseph county. Since that time, with the exception of one year, they have lived on the farm in Sherman township. Mrs. Templin, who survives her husband, is seriously ill.


This worthy German couple became true American citizens, and raised five sons who, also, are 100 per cent American. All these sons are yet living, with the exception of Ralph, who died at the age of 28. The surviving sons are William and Ernest F., of Centerville, Louis of Sturgis, and John of Detroit. William Templin served a term in the U.S. regular Army in the Philippines; Ernest served overseas in the A. E. F. forces and John also served in the world War, but did not go overseas.