Sunday, January 8, 2012

Unknown Kansas Soldiers, Wilson Co.

Here are some unknown soldiers from Wilson & Allen county Kansas. Some fought from Kansas will others fought for other States but all lived in Kansas.  I call them the unknown as there is very little information on them.  If you know any one of these names and would like to add to their information, then drop me a line and I will be glad to add it.

Milton O. Phebus.

Birth: Dec. 19, 1843, Fountain County, Indiana.
Death: Sep. 24, 1911.
Son of Samuel & Prisilla Phebus.
Husband to Eliza Phebus (1839 - 1898).
Burial: Neodesha Cemetery, Neodesha, Wilson County, Kansas.

Private, Second Indiana, Caavalry, Company M. A.
Date Enrolled: 1864/02/29.
Where Enrolled: Kendallville, Indiana.
Age: 20.
Regiment 41.
Company M.
Cavalry/ Battery Unit: 2nd Cavalry.
Notes: Transferred to Co. A. Reorg.

Date Enrolled: 1864/02/21.
Where Enrolled: Kendallville, Indiana.
Age: 20.
Regiment: 41.
Company: A.
Discharge Date: 1865/07/22.
Notes: Cavalry/ Battery Unit, 2nd Cavalry.

John Wesley Vanderhoff.

Birth: Jul. 9, 1847, Passaic County, New Jersey.
Death: Dec. 6, 1900, Neodesha, Wilson County, Kansas.
Burial: Neodesha Cemetery, Neodesha, Wilson County, Kansas.
It was stated that he was in the New York 7th. Cavalry, Co. C., he wasn't found on any rosters of the 7th.

Lemuel H. Wix.

Birth: Aug. 26, 1842.
Death: Dec. 28, 1875.
Burial: Varner Cemetery, Neodesha, Wilson County, Kansas.
Private, Kansas Fifth Cavalry, Enlisted August 4, 1861, Mustered in same day, Mustered out September 8, 1864, Leavenworth Kansas.

George W. Zike.

Birth: Jan. 7, 1850, Illinois.
Death: Oct. 16, 1904, Kansas.
Wife of Mary E. Swap (1857- ).
Burial: Iola Cemetery, Iola, Allen County, Kansas.

Dealer in general groceries, was born in Morgan County, Ill., January 7, 1850. In December, 1859, his parents came to Kansas, locating in Elm Creek Township, Allen County, where the subject of this sketch assisted them on the farm. In the spring of 1864 he enlisted in Company I, Sixteenth Kansas Cavalry, and served nineteen months. Returning home he took up a homestead adjoining his parents' farm, and followed agricultural pursuits till the spring of 1880, when he sold his farm and moved to the city of Iola. In January, 1881, he engaged in grocery business. He carries a stock of about $1,000 and has quite a nice trade. Mr. Zike was married in Allen County, Kas., July 18, 1875, to Mary E. Swap. They has one son, Luther William.

Noah Freed.

Birth: Sep. 29, 1823.
Death: Dec. 3, 1893.
Burial: Varner Cemetery , Neodesha, Wilson County, Kansas.

Indiana 89th., Infantry, Company D., Private, Mustered August 28, 1862, Discharged January 27, 1863.

John W. Lawrence.

Birth: Unknown.
Desth: Unknow.
Burial: Varner Cemetery, Neodesha, Wilson County, Kansas.

Indiana 10th., Infantry, Company I., Private, Enlisted April 20, 1861, at Lebanon, Indiana, Age 25, Discharge August 6, 1861. Was 3 months service.

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