Here is an Montgomery Berkshire's obituary that I typed up long ago.
Death of M. M. Berkshire
Mr. M. M. Berkshire died last evening at 6 p.m. at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Wamach near Illinois City, after an illness of several week’s duration.
Deceased was one of the earliest settlers of Muscatine, emigrating with his parents from near Perrysville, Ind., about 1837. He was married in this city to a daughter of Captain James Palmer, the wedding taking place in the hotel formerly occupying the site of Cook, Musser & Co’s bank. Some twenty-five years ago he moved with his family to the Holiday farm, which he purchased, situated eight miles from the city on the Slough. Since this time and especially since the death of his wife which occurred about twenty years ago Mr. Berkshire has lived a very retired life. But his seclusion had not lessened the high and active esteem felt for him by all once admitted to an acquaintance with his upright and sturdy character. As an illustration of his esteem it may be mentioned that though a Democrat of a somewhat extreme type, there were few in our community who appreciated to so high a degree the solid worth of the man, as the Rev. Dr. Robbins, his antipode in politics.