Thursday, February 28, 2013

Kill Creek Kansas.

Kill Creek Kansas
Osborne County.
Kill Creek Township Map. 1900.
On the county map Kill Creek can be found in township 8-south and range 14-west.  On the township map Kill Creek can be found in section 8.
Kill Creek Post Office.
Kill Creek post office open February 6, 1872 and ran to February 13, 1904.  First postmaster was Jacob Guyer.
Patrons of Kill Creek township who used Kill Creek as their P. O. address as of 1900.
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Civil War Veterans of kILL Creek.
Joseph Schwab, Gun shot to right arm, pension 2 dollars per month.
John J. Guyer, Gun shot to right thigh, pension 6 dollars per month, pension started November, 1875.
Samuel K. Root, Gun shot to right shoulder, pension 12 dollars per month, pension started October, 1874.
Two patrons of Kill Creek, 1883.
JOHN J. GUYER, farmer, Section 10, P. O. Kill Creek, was born in Schwerzenbach, Switzerland, November 10, 1840. At an early age he was apprenticed to the trade of silk-weaving and rope-making, and followed these trades until 1857, when he came to the United States and located in Wisconsin, where he worked as a laborer until February 22, 1861, when he enlisted in Company G, Nineteenth Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, and was discharged February 22, 1864, as a corporal. He re-enlisted in Company G, Nineteenth Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, as a corporal February 22, 1864, and was discharged as quarter-master sergeant October 15, 1865, when he returned to Colombia County, Wis., where he conducted a farm until March, 1871, when he came to Osborne County, Kan., His farm operations for 1882 were forty-two acres of wheat, twenty-four bushels to the acre; thirty acres of corn, fifteen bushels to the acre; six acres of rye, eighteen bushels to the acre; six acres of oats, sixteen bushels to the acre. He has fifteen head of cattle and five horses. Has 2,000 grafted fruit trees on his farm from one to five years old. He was married November 15, 1858, to Miss Nancy M. English, who was killed by lightning June 10, 1864. They had one child - Dora E. Mr. Guyer was married April 13, 1875 to Miss Emma Eldrid, and they have had two children - Kittie and Willie. Mr. Guyer was Township Trustee of Kill Creek Township for two years, and County Commissioner of Osborne County since 1876. He was wounded at Petersburg, June 21, 1864, in the right thigh.

FRED V. HEBERLEIN, farmer, Section 17, P. O. Kill Creek, was born in Prussia, on the Rhine, July 24, 1820, and worked on a farm until he was twenty-three years of age, when he entered the Prussian army for two years. In 1846 he came to the United States and located near Milwaukee, Wis., where he was engaged in farming for twelve years. He then sold his farm, and went to Columbia County, Wis., and engaged in the livery business for seven years, when he sold out and moved to Adams County, Wis., and bought a farm and engaged in farming for seven years. He sold his farm and worked on the railroad for two years, and then went to Monroe County, to the Wisconsin pineries where he kept a boarding house for four years; when he again sold his business and came to Osborne County, Kan., where he has since been engaged in farming. He was married to Miss Louisa Rothe, March 10, 1850; they have six children - Fredericka, William F., Bertha, Matilda, Earnest and Ella.

Kill Creek Kansas, 1912.

Killcreek, a hamlet in Osborne county, is located between Little Medicine and Kill creeks, 13 miles southwest of Osborne, the county seat, and 9 miles in the same direction from Bloomington, the nearest railroad station and shipping point, whence it receives mail by rural route. The population in 1910 was 18.

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