Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Kansas Soldier

Henry Wheeler, Kansas 2nd., infantry, Company B., Private, Home Junction City, Enlister May 14, '61, muster in June 20, '61, Mustered out with regiment October 31, 1861. This was a 3., month duty. His tombstone states he was in company F., but he could only be found on the rosters as being in company B.
Birth: unknown, Death: Mar. 17, 1885, Died at age 63.
He was a member of Lew Gove Post (#100), Grand Army of the Republic.
Burial: Sunset Cemetery, Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas.

George B. Hines or Hines 11th., Kansas Cavalry, Company L., Private, Home Manhattan, Enlisted Feb. 29, '64, Mustered in same day, Mustered out with company Sept. 26, 1865.

Jacob Van Antwerp, 11th., Kansas Cavalry, Company G., Sergeant, Home Zeandale, Enlisted Aug. 30, '62, Mustered in Sept. 13, '62, Promoted 1st Lieut. Company L, April 18, '64, Mustered out with company Sept. 26, 1865.

In 1880,Jacob Van Antwerp, was a Carpenter in Manhattan, his wife Elizabeth keep house their children Gerty VAN ANTWERP ( 14 ), Bertie VAN ANTWERP ( 11 ), Sarah VAN ANTWERP ( 8 ), Edward VAN ANTWERP ( 6 ), where in school, Myrtle VAN ANTWERP, was at age 3m.

Jacob Van Antwerp, was Born about 1818, at Caledonia, New York, His father was John Van Antwerp, his mother was Polly Ann Leiter, married his wife Elizabeth J. Hamilton, on 14 Mar 1861, at Sparland, Illinois, Jacob Van Antwerp, died 21 Dec 1880, at Manhattan, Kansas. Burial: Sunset Cemetery, Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas.

John Condray, 5th, Kansas cavalry, Company E., Private, Home Junction City, Enlisted in April 3, '62, Mustered in June 19, '63, Transferred to Co. H, August 6, 1864, Transferred to Co. K, November 2, 1864, Mustered out April 15, 1865, on detachment roll.
Birth: unknown, Death: Feb. 13, 1914, died at age 70. He was a member of the Lew Gove Post (#100), Grand Army of the Republic. Burial: Sunset Cemetery, Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas.

In 1880, John CONDRAY ( 36 ), was a farm his Wife Caroline CONDRAY ( 31 ), was keeping house. There children were; Annie CONDRAY ( 8 ), Nellie CONDRAY ( 5 ), Mary CONDRAY ( 1 ), Charles H. CONDRAY ( 3 ), Rena CONDRAY Sdau ( 12 ), Gorgia CONDRAY Sdau ( 11 ) and a Servant Sophia CARLSON.

John N. Smith, 11th., Kansas Cavalty, Company E., Private, Home Wabaunsee, Enlisted in Aug. 25, '62, Mustered in Sept. 13, '62, Promoted Corporal. Mustered out with company August 7, 1865.

Peter Wettstein, 8th., infantry, Company B., Privatr, Home Leavenworth, Enlisted Sept. 2, '61, Mustered in same day. Mustered out Sept. 5, 1864, Leavenworth, Kan.; Wounded in action Sept. 19, '63, Chicamauga, GA., was also part of the Block's Co., Leavenworth Zouaves, Kans. Birth: unknown, Death: unknown, Burial: Sunset Cemetery Manhattan
Riley County Kansas.

In 1880, Peter WETTSTEIN ( 50 ) was a farmer in Jackson, Kansas with his son Fredrick WETTSTEIN ( 5 ). Was on the Riley County, pension roll of 1883, was living in Leonardville, Kansas, was wounded in the right arm.

William H. Bower.
Co. B, 2nd KS. Infantry.

William Cutler wrote the following about this gentleman:

WILLIAM H. BOWER was born in New York City, October 13, 1829. When a child, his parents moved onto a farm in Chatham, N. J., where he was educated in the academy of that place. At about the age of seventeen he went to learn the cabinet-making business, and served an apprenticeship of four years. He then went West to South Bend, Ind., and Southern Michigan, and worked a year. In 1850-51 he traveled through Illinois, and returned to his old home, where he remained until July, 1854, when he traveled West, through Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas, looking upon the site of Leavenworth, then covered with a forest just beginning to be cleared away for the future city.

Returning to Illinois, he worked for a time at Jerseyville, but the next spring, 1855, he again traveled through Southern Illinois, and finally located at Springfield, where he lived until February, 1858, when he came to Riley County stay. He settled at Manhattan, and worked as a contractor and builder until the war, when he enlisted as a private, in April, 1861, in Company B of the Second Kansas Volunteer Infantry. He served six month, when the regiment was mustered out by reason of the expiration of term of service. He was in the regiment sent against the Indians in July, 1864, and in the militia of the Price raid, in October of that year.

In November, 1861, he was elected Clerk of the District Court, and re-elected in 1863, serving four years in that office, meanwhile acting as Deputy County Clerk and Register of Deeds. He has been City Marshal and Collector of Taxes, and is now a member of the City Council, which office he has before filled. In 1875 he opened his present business, undertaker, in the city of Manhattan. He belongs to the Odd Fellows. He was married September 24, 1862, to Miss Hannah H. Hornby, of Manhattan.They have one child - Mary C., born September 19, 1863.

The Daily Mercury, Monday, May 20, 1912, Pg. 1
Vol. IV, No. 8

Wm. Bower Dead.

In the death of Wm. Bower Sunday Manhattan loses another of her pioneer citizens. Mr. Bower came here from Springfield, Ill., where he was a friend and neighbor of Abraham Lincoln. He arrived here in the latter fifties and was employed by Count Charles De Vivaldi, the first editor of Manhattan, to assist in setting the type and printing the “Western Express.” Mr. Bower was a Kansas soldier for three years and was a good one and true. For many years he was engaged in the furniture and undertaking business in Manhattan and prospered. For some years he was in partnership with his son-in-law, I. L. Ady, as W. H. Bower & Co. Mr. Bower was once the mayor of Manhattan and all his life long has been an honorable and upright citizen. Always rather fragile, very gentle and thoughtful of all around him. Until the past winter he has been quite active though he is over 80 years old. He was buried today in Sunset cemetery.

Adoniram J. Mill, 16th., Kansas Cavalry, Company F., Captain, Home Ohio City, Enlisted---?, Mustered in Apr. 27, '64, Resigned June 15, '65. Remarks from rosters 5th., cavalry co B., Resigned July, 1862; was sworn into service Oct. 1, 1861; was com. and msut. Feb. 8, 1862, to cover previous service, and on same date mustered out on acc't of Co. being below the minimum; was again com. and must. March -, '62

Alexander Abshear, 13th., Kansas infantry, Company F., Private & Corporal, Home Robinson, Enlisted in Sep. 19, '62, Mustered in Sep. 20, '62, Pro. Corp.; mus. out with reg. June 26, '65. Remarks from Co. H., Reduced to ranks
Birth: Jan. 12, 1841, Death: Sep. 20, 1910, Burial: Riverview Cemetery, Arkansas City, Cowley County, Kansas.

Amos Walton, 9th., Kansas Cavalry, Company B., Private, Enlisted in Oct. 12, '61, Mustered in sane day, Farrier, Promoted Quartermaster Sergeant June 1, 62., Promoted Sergeant May 25, 1863, Quartermaster Sergeant, Mustered out Nov. 19, '64, Leavenworth Kan. Birth: 1838, Death: 1898, wife Mary Murray Walton; Birth: 1858, Death: Jun. 5, 1954, both are at rest at; Riverview Cemetery, Arkansas City, Cowley County,

Charles G. Thompson, 11th., Kansas Cavalry, Company G., Private, Enlisted in Aug. 30, '62, Mustered in Sept. 13, '62, Promoted Corporal September 19, 1862, Corporal, Promoted Sergeant September 14, 1863, Sergeant, Promoted Q. M. Sergeant March 24, 1864, Q. M. Sergeant Mustered out with company June 13, 1865.

Peter M. Carnine
Co. H, 9th KS. Cavalry.

The Emporia Gazette, Friday, Dec. 6, 1918.

Died: Dec. 5, 1918

Peter M. Carnine Dead.

Peter Marion Carnine died at his home, 1102 Congress Street, yesterday afternoon at 4 o’clock, of hardening of the arteries. Mr. Carnine had been in failing health for a year or more, and for the past few months his condition was critical. He was conscious until yesterday morning, and death came while he was asleep.

Mr. Carnine was born in Johnson County, Indiana, March 4, 1835. He came to Kansas in 1857 and took a claim six miles north of Iola. He enlisted for service in the Civil War, in Company H, 9th Cavalry, in the fall of 1862, he was married to Miss Mary Susan Luyster, and in 1890 the Carnines moved to Emporia. Mr. Carnine was a charter member of the oldest Presbyterian Church in Southeastern Kansas, of Carlyle, and was an elder of that church until they left Carlyle.

Mr. Carnine united with the church when a young man, and lived every day the faith he professed. No man was more faithful to his church than he, no man more loyal to his friends, and his eight sons and daughters, fine, true men and women, attest to his devotion to his family, and to the fulfillment of his family, and to the fulfillment of his every obligation to them. The Carnine golden wedding celebration in 1912, was one of much joy and satisfaction to Mr. and Mrs. Carnine, when their children and grandchildren, their old friends and neighbors, came to rejoice with them. Mr. and Mrs. Carnine retained in their old age a remarkable degree of health and attended regularly to their duties in their home and in the community. For a year or more Mr. Carnine had been kept at home by failing health, and Mrs. Carnine was his constant companion.

Mr. Carnine is survived by Mrs. Carnine and their eight children, Mrs. E. W. Beeson, of Emporia; William Carnine, pastor of the Presbyterian Church at Vermillion; Mrs. Hattie Gordon, Ordway, Colo.; John Carnine, in Y. M. C. A. work at Fort Lawton, Seattle, Wash.; Mrs. Dell Buckingham, Yuba City, Calif.; Harry Carnine, of Burlingame; Charles Carnine, of Emporia; George E. Carnine, of Arco, Iowa; three sisters, Mrs. Joseph Handley, Mrs. Sarah Bergen and Mrs. Rachel Heln, all of Frankland, Ind., and one brother, John Carnine of Seattle, and seventeen grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Carnine home, 1102 Congress Street. Dr. R. B. A. McBride, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, of which Mr. Carnine, was a member, assisted by Dr. W. C. Templeton, of Winfield, will conduct the services, and interment will be made in Maplewood Cemetery, N. B. Haynes, S. Altman and L. P. Munson, of the eldership of the First Presbyterian Church, and J. H. Ray, Charles Harris and J. R. B. Edwards, of the Grand Army, will be the pall-bearers. Mrs. J. M. Parrington, Mrs. John Hoffer, E. N. Evans and E. E. Anderson will have charge of the music.

Owen L. Davis, 11th., Kansas, Cavalry, Private, Home Emporia, Enlisted in Aug. 19, '62, Mustered in Sept. 10, '62, Disc. for dis. Jan. 8, 1863, Elm Springs, Ark.

William O. Ferguson, 9th., Kansas, Cavalry, Company B., Private, Home Emporia, Enlisted Dec. 20, '61, Mustered in same day, Assigned to new Company B., Disc. for dis. Nov. 25, '64, Jefferson Barks, Mo.

He was born in Preble County, Ohio, April 17, 1831. December 26, 1861, enlisted in the Ninth Kansas Cavalry Regiment and served on the frontier eighteen months. Participated in one battle with the Ute Indians and several skirmishes. Once carried a dispatch from Fort Halleck to Fort Laramie, 116 miles in thirty-nine hours in the cold of winter. The company came back to Kansas after the Quantrell raid, and was stationed near Lawrence about four months. Then went to Arkansas, where Mr. F. was taken sick with fever. Was discharged for disability November 27, 1864, at Jefferson Barracks, Mo.

WILLIAM O. FERGUSON, carpenter and builder, was born in Preble County, Ohio, April 17, 1831. When seven years old he moved with parents to Indiana, in which State he resided fourteen years. Then returned to Ohio, and remained three years. Then started for the West. Remained in Iowa two years, whence he journeyed by wagon to Kansas. Entered this State March 27, 1857. Camped in the brush on the spot where now stands the city of Leavenworth. Passed through Lawrence and located two and one-miles north of Topeka on the Delaware Reservation. Remained there but a short time, and in August removed to Emporia and pre-empted a claim of 160 acres. Sold his claim shortly after, and until the breaking out of the Rebellion worked at his trade, that of carpenter and builder.

December 26, 1861, enlisted in the Ninth Kansas Cavalry Regiment and served on the frontier eighteen months. Participated in one battle with the Ute Indians and several skirmishes. Once carried a dispatch from Fort Halleck to Fort Laramie, 116 miles in thirty-nine hours in the cold of winter. The company came back to Kansas after the Quantrell raid, and was stationed near Lawrence about four months. Then went to Arkansas, where Mr. F. was taken sick with fever. Was discharged for disability November 27, 1864, at Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Returned to Emporia, and in the spring of 1865, he went into the grocery business, as a member of the firm of Frederick, Ferguson & Edwards. Continued business over a year, then the firm was changed to Ferguson & Ely. Six months after Mr. Ferguson sold his interest to Ely.

Clerked one year for Holderman Bros., then started a grocery and bakery on the corner of Commercial street and Seventh avenue. Continued in this business until 1880,when he sold out, and has since been engaged in building. Mr. F. is a member of the Christian Church of Emporia, a member of Post 55, G. A. R. also of Emporia Lodge No. 2, A. 0. U. W. Married Miss Catharen Stack, of Emporia, August 18, 1867, and by this marriage has two children - Lou Etty and Daisy Dutton, both living.
source: William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas, published 1883 by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, IL.

John H. Heriford or Herriford, 5th., Kansas Cavalry, Private, Enlisted in Aug. 12, '61, Mustered in same day. Absent sick at Keokuk, Iowa, at date of muster out of company. Birth: 1838, Death: unknown, wife Clara, Birth: 1851, Death: 1915, both at rest at; Highland Cemetery, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas.

Ansel B. Hackett, 1st., Independent Battery Kansas Light Artillery, Enlisted Aug. 6, '61, Mustered in same day, Renl. Veteran, Veteran Volunteers, Enlisted Jan. 25, '64, Mustered in Feb. 25, '64. Mustered out July 10, '65.

1st Independent Battery Kansas Light Artillery From A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley, Secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, copyright 1918.

ANSEL B. HACKETT. The nation was celebrating the sixtieth anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence when Ansel B. Hackett was born July 4, 1836. His birth occurred at Minot, Cumberland County, Maine. It was in that picturesque district of the Pine Tree State that he spent his early years. Mr. Hackett, who with his venerable wife, now resides at Carbondale, is one of the true pioneers of Kansas, as is also Mrs. Hackett. Both came here when Kansas was a territory, and they experienced the dangers and hardships of frontier life. It is a matter of special interest that Mrs. Hackett is one of the very few surviving witnesses of the Quantrell raid on Lawrence, in which city she was living at the time. Mr. Hackett has now passed the age of four-score, and nearly sixty of those years have been spent in the State of Kansas. He is one of the honored survivors of the Civil war.

His grandfather Hackett came from Ireland and his grandmother from Scotland, and the Hacketts became identified with America during colonial days. His parents were Barnabas and Abbey Hackett, who had a family of ten children, named: Lucas, Abbey, Ruby, Sarah, Maria, Hattie, Nathan, Daniel, Ansel and Elmer. Ansel and his brother Elmer are the only ones now living. It was on September 20, 1857, when Ansel B. Hackett arrived in Kansas. He was then twenty-one years of age. His early years had been of circumscribed opportunities, and he came West so that his vigorous youth and ambition might find a new field in which to work out its destiny. He pre-empted land soon after coming to Kansas, but was employed in various lines of work until the outbreak of the Civil war.

Mr. Hackett spent four years and one month in the service of the Union army. He enlisted August 6, 1861, in the First Kansas Light Artillery, Captain Moonlight, and did not receive his honorable discharge until September 7, 1865. Much of his service was on the frontier, in Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas, until 1864, when his regiment was transferred east of the Mississippi and took part in the great campaign which the battles of Franklin and Nashville were the culmination. Earlier in the war he fought in the engagements of Cane Hill, Prairie Grove, Dry Wood, near Fort Scott, and throughout the Curtis campaign in Arkansas. After being sent first to Tennessee in 1864 he was in the battle at Johnsonville, and then in those bloody conflicts at Franklin and Nashville. When the resistance of the Confederate arms was broken down by the last named battles, he remained with Thomas' army around Huntsville, and the end of the war found him and his comrades at Chattanooga.

His long service exposed him to countless hardships and dangers, but the only affliction resulting from his honored career was a disease of the eyes, and that has brought him a pension from the United States Government for a number of years.
He was still a member of the army when on May 6, 1863, he married Caroline Evans, of Lawrence. She is a daughter of William and Betsey Evans, who formerly lived at Lynn, Massachusetts. Mrs. Hackett and her mother, Betsey Evans, came to Kansas in the fall of 1856. Thus Mrs. Hackett, who was born October 10, 1829, and is now in her eighty-seventh year, has a vivid recollection of many pioneer events in Kansas Territory during the free-state movement and in subsequent epochs.

As already stated, she was living at Lawrence during the Quantrell raid, and in spite of her advanced years has a vivid recollection and can recite in detail many of the incidents of that attack. After the war Mr. Hackett rejoined his wife at Lawrence, and on either the 5th or 6th of March, 1868, they moved to a farm comprising the southeast quarter of section 21, town 14, range 16. This land lies 2 1/2 miles east of Carbondale. It was the pre-emption claim of Mr. Hackett in 1858, but he had never occupied it for the first ten years, having been employed with other matters in addition to his war service. On that farm Mr. and Mrs. Hackett lived profitably and comfortably until they retired in 1913 to a pleasant home in Carbondale. Mr. and Mrs. Hackett have no children. In matters of politics Mr. Hackett has voted the republican ticket, and has been affiliated with that organization since the first campaign in 1856. Outside of voting and performing his duties as a good citizen he has had no aspirations for public office.

Henry C. Thomson or Thompson 11th., Kansas Cavalry, Company I., Private, Home Burlingame, Enlisted Aug. 20, '62, Mustered in Sept. 15, '62, Mustered out with company Sept. 26, 1865.

John McMaster, 2nd , Kansas, Cavalry, Company F., Private, Home Topeka, Enlisted Sept. 10, '62, Mustered in Aug. 13, '63, Assigned to new Co. D, March 18, 1865, Mustered out June 22, 1865, Fort Gibson, C. N. Birth: May 3, 1834, Ireland, Death: Aug. 20, 1914, Eskridge, Wabaunsee County, Kansas.

John and Elizabeth Neil were Married in Peach Orchard, Lawrence Co., Kentucky on 17 Jan 1859.

Moved to Osage Co., Kansas in April of 1859.

John was a Civil War Veteran enlisted Sept. 10, 1862, and was mustered into Company F on Aug. 13, 1863. He was assigned to company "D" March 18, 1865. He mustered out June 22, 1865 at Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation (Oklahoma.

John and Elizabeth had the following Children:

Robert Henry McMaster, born on 17 Sep 1859, Ridgeway, Osage Co., Kansas; married Mary Jane Shumate, on 12 Sep 1883; died on 1 Oct 1938, Topeka, Shawnee Co., Kansas.

Minerva Lydia McMaster, born on 17 Dec 1861, Wakarusa, Wabaunsee Co., Kansas; married Frank Sylvanus Tufts, on 19 Oct 1881; died on 25 May 1942, Eskridge, Wabaunsee Co., Kansas.

Fred Winfield McMaster, born on 16 Mar 1866, Mission Creek Township, Wabausnee Co., Kansas; married Anna Luella (Luella) Clark, on 7 Jan 1891; died on 27 Apr 1937.

Elijah McMaster was born on 15 Jun 1868 in Mission Creek Township, Wabausnee Co., Kansas. He died on 26 Mar 1877 in Kansas. He was buried in 1877 in Eskridge Cemetery; Eskridge, Wabaunsee Co., Kansas.

Sarah J McMaster, born on 5 Mar 1871, Mission Creek Township, Wabausnee Co., Kansas; married Walter Augusta Harris, on 12 Oct 1898; died on 10 Feb 1956, Eskridge, Wabaunsee Co., Kansas.

John R. McMaster, born on 10 Jun 1874, Mission Creek Township, Wabausnee Co., Kansas; married Lizzie Hughes, on 5 Jan 1898, Eskridge, Wabaunsee Co., Kansas; died on 26 Feb 1952, Eskridge, Wabaunsee Co., Kansas.

George Joshaway McMaster, born on 17 Oct 1877, Eskridge, Wabaunsee Co., Kansas; married Amelia L. Schultz, on 29 Mar 1905, Eskridge, Wabaunsee Co., Kansas; died on 3 Mar 1948, Topeka, Shawnee Co., Kansas.

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