Levi Motz was born in Pennsylvania, 21 April 1828 and died at the home of daughter, Mrs. John Taylor, in Decatur, Nebraska 26 May 1914 at 6 p.m. following several months of decline in strength and sickness aged 86 years 1 month and 5 days.
When a young man he came to Tipton County Indiana. In 1854 he came to Iowa and in 1856 he was married to Elizabeth Burcham at Magnolia, Iowa. To their union 11 children were born–9 daughters and 2 sons. All of his children survive him except one daughter who died several years ago. His wife died 36 years ago.
Of recent years he has visited with his children, coming to the home of his daughter in Decatur about three months ago.
The funeral services were conducted on Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the Presbyterian church and his body was laid to rest in the Decatur cemetery, Decatur, Nebraska.
The deceased was an uncle of Geroge and J. L. Motz. He was well known to all the earlier settlers in Harrison County.