Eoff Cemetery ~ Stephen 'Steve' Eoff ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
Eoff, Stephen 'Steve'
LAST: Eoff FIRST: Stephen 'Steve' MID: 
BORN: 22 Nov 1870 DIED: 7 May 1891 BURIED: 8 May 1891
BIRTH PLACE:  Crawford Co., Illinois
DEATH PLACE: Marion Co., Oregon
1880 IL CENSUS - Steven Eoff, age 10, b. Illinois, is enumerated with father William D., age 46, occupation flour and grain merchant, b. Kentucky, along with Nancy, age 40, b. Indiana, and siblings Joseph, age 17, Orphe, age 15, William, age 8, Alice, age 7, Nicholas, age 6, and Iuna, age 2, all born in Illinois.
At the home of his parents in Waldo Hills, near Silverton, Marion county at 10:30 p. m., Thursday, May 7, 1891, Stephen Eoff, son of William Eoff, of la grippe.
He was an exemplary young man, and his demise will be mourned by a large circle of friends. The remains will be buried to day, at 1 o’clock p. m., in the Eoff cemetery.
Daily Oregon Statesman 8 May 1891 4:3

Stephen Eoff, who died at the home of his parents in the Waldo hills, May 7, 1891, was born in Crawford county, Illinois, Nov. 22, 1870. Through an impulsive and characteristic devotion to duty he nursed the victims of la grippe, who recently died in his neighborhood, until he was stricken down with the same disease and, after a struggle of only a few days' duration, surrendered to the deadly attack.
During a great part of the last few years, "Steve," as he was familiarly known, made his home at my house, and through this extended period of intimate acquaintance I came to understand and admire his many excellent traits of character as, with developing manhood, they became fixed elements of his objects in life.
He became a member of the Baptist church two years ago, and immediately turned all his leisure time to the development of that side of his character, and was ever conspicuous in organizing and sustaining Sunday schools, and such other kindred agencies, in the advancement of education and morals among the young people of this community.
The number of his friends was limited only by the range of his acquaintance, and just as life was becoming pleasant and inviting to him, and even useful, he loved a great mystery and took up his habitation in the undiscovered country; so, just when nature had begun to rejoice in the freshly-dawned habiliments of a new resurretion and when, therefore, health should have reigned supreme in every household, we followed his remains to the family cemetery - went past all the familiar scenes of his early boyhood, past the schoolhouse where many of the happiest hours of his life were spent and where, in later years, he was an active leader in the Sunday school and the local "young people's meeting;" and, as the sun was sinking in the wester sky, and the doves were cooing a mournful refreain in the surrounding trees, we laid him to rest beneath the spreading oaks to await the coming of that resurrection in which he so confidently believed.
He was a young man who, through the force of his own perception of uprightness and integrity, developed a character worthy of emulation everywhere; he had not enemies, but friends, and as I watched the process of this unfolding manhood, as opportunities were given him, I always found him punctual, industrious, truthful and reliable. I feel in his death not only a personal loss, but one which is shared by this entire community, and I should feel to blame for a duty unperformed if I let the occasion pass without this tribute of respect to him.
Weekly Oregon Statesman 22 May 1891 12:2
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1880 IL CENSUS (Crawford Co., Oblong, ED 186, pg 33A)
DOS 8 May 1891 4:3
WOS 22 MAy 1891 12:2