Title: John Gassman Dead


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John Gassman Dead

Last Saturday morning occurred the death of John Gassman, a Yankton Sioux. Mr. Gassmann was born 1848 and early manhood was married to a Rosebud woman who with the three sons, Samuel, Joseph, and Louis are left to mourn his death. Burial was made at the White Swan cemetery on Sunday, funeral services being conducted by Rev. John Rondell.

Mr. Gassman came to this country about thirty-four years ago, and for several years spent his summers on the farm which was later alloted allotted to him. In 1889 he and family moved here and have made their home on their farm, adjoining this city, ever since.

John Gassman, or Yellowthunder, as he was carried on the rolls, was truly one of natures nature's noblemen and highly respected by all who knew him. Uneducated and unable to write his own name, yet he always stood for sobriety, truth and harmony, and the advice given his wife and sons on his death bed was worthy that of any white man. May his ashes rest in peace and those left behind profit by his example and advice.—Contributed.