|Maple Township, Cowley Co., Kan.|
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Post Office was open March 17, 1873 and ran to September 30, 1910.
The first postmaster was William B. Norman.
Red Bud Post Office sits on the land owned by William B. Norman.
T. C. Daniels, section 3, farmer & stock raiser, from Ohio, came to county 1872.
D. S. Haynes, section 9, farmer & stock raiser, from West Virginia, came to county 1873.
J. Houser, section 3, farmer & stock raiser, from Virginia, came to county 1870.
W. P. Heath, section 15, farmer & stock raiser, from Indiana, came to county 1872.
William B. Norman, section 28, farmer and Merchant, from England, came to county 1871.
Norman & Son, General Merchants. Keeps a stock of goods usually kept at a county store, such as dry goods, groceries, &c. Maple Township, Cowley Co., Kansas. William B. Norman, also deals in Real Estate and is Notary Public.
A. J. Walck, section 22, farmer & carpenter, from Germany, came to county 1871.
A.. J. WALCK, farmer and stock-raiser, Section 22, P. O. Red Bud. Deserving of special mention among the representative citizens of the county is the subject of this sketch. Mr. W. came to Kansas, locating on present farm, in July, 1871. Has been very successful as a farmer, and has done much toward developing the interests of Maple Township. Has been identified officially, at present being District and Township Clerk. Mr. Walck is a native of Ohio; was born in Auglaize County, September 30, 1830. Was reared in his native State. He was an early settler of Fayette County, Iowa, which was his home for eleven years. In 1866, removed to Dent County, Mo., where he resided until coming to Cowley County, Kan., in July, 1871. His wife was formerly Miss Mary A. Beaver, of Pennsylvania. They have six children - John A., Samuel, Annie M., Andrew J., Lovina and Melvina. During the war, Mr. W. enlisted in Company E, Thirty-eighth Iowa Volunteer Infantry, serving six months; was discharged on account of disability.
Joel Bever, lost right eye, $4., per month, pension staarted September, 1866.