Member of GAR post 219
Edward M. Linder
Wellington Enterprise, 1 June 1898, page 8
In speaking of the more prominent traits of character of the departed, all who knew him will agree that none could be more punctual and industrious. It is true that whatever his hands found to do that he did with all his might and when the daily task was done he hastened for rest to the dearest place on earth, home. Here was his kingdom, and little he cared for what others called recreation and enjoyment amid scenes away from home. Even army comrads seldom saw him at reunions if any distance from home and yet to all with whom he was associated, he was a safe and trusted companion, a constant and obliging friend.
He was in no sense open and to all men known but rather modest and unassumming. Actions alone best reveal what manner of man he was. He was ever quiet, a lover of peaces, in every thought and act sincere. It may be safely recorded that he lived and died with few, if any enemies, and there are none who can or would say that he lived other than a life of clean personal and moral purity. These are his honors.
He was always a firm believer of the truths of the Christian religion, although reserved in public professions of his belief. A few months however, before his unfortunate affliction he experienced a wonderful change, and from a silent believer he was converted into an earnest and zealous public worshiper. It seems now a divinely insprired preparation for the future life upon which he was so soon to enter.
Edward M. Linder was born near Adamsville, Muskingum county, Ohio, the 12 day of April, 1836. He came with his parents to Wellington township in 1847 and since then his home has been the Wellington or vicinity. On the 19th of October he was married to Miss Adaline L. Schoonover, and to them were born four children all of whom are living.
He was buried from his late residence on Forest avenue, May 26th, by the G.A.R. Hamlin Post, Rev. E.T. Hagerman of Norwalk, officiating.
"Gone now, where only peace is known;
Card of Thanks.