Lang, Jacob 1852 - 1922

Lang, Jacob 1852 - 1922

Jacob Lang - February 1852- August 8, 1922

published: Bonners Ferry Herald, August 10, 1922 page 1

Pioneer Killed in Hay Meadow.

          Jacob Lang, a pioneer settler of the Leonia district, was killed Tuesday morning about nine o'clock in a runaway accident which took place on his ranch some 25 miles northeast of Bonners Ferry near the Idaho-Montana state line. The funeral services were conducted at the Lang home at ten o'clock this morning and interment was at the Leonia cemetery.

          Mr. Lang, who is about 79 years old, was alone at the time of the accident which resulted in his death. It seems that the team with which he had raking hay in the meadows which surround his home, ran away and Mr. Lang was thrown from his seat, the rake passing over his body. Nellie Lang, an adopted daughter was the first person to learn of the accident, She summoned neighbors, including N.J. Perry, W. S. Cooper and William Poynston, who notified the Lincoln county, Montana coroner and made arrangements for the care of the body.

          The deceased is survived by two adopted daughters, Nellie Land and Mrs. Elsner, both living in the Leonia district, and a nephew, George Lang, who resides at Sylvanite, Montana. Mrs. Lang died several years ago.

          The deceased was one of the first settlers of the Leonia district and filed on the homestead there about 30 years ago. The Lang ranch is practically all natural meadow and is considered one of the finest in the Leonia district.

          Mr. Lang took a prominent part in political, social and religious affairs of his neighborhood and was looked upon as a leader of the community.

          He was well known in Bonners Ferry where he has always enjoyed the confidence and respect of all. A host of friends join in mourning his death and extend their sympathies to the bereaved family. 


* Birthdate - United States Census, 1900,

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