Berrien County Record December 18, 1873
Died, October 29, 1873, at his residence in Niles Township, David C. Batchelor, aged 42 years, 5 months and 27 days.
Dearest husband, thou has left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that has befeft us-
He can our sorrows heal.
But, again we hope to meet thee,
When the day of life is fled;
And in heaven with joy to greet thee,
Where no farewell tears are shed.
Mrs. David C. Batchelor