Sunday, September 29, 2013

Allen Newberry.

Picture publish date 1902.
Allen Newberry.

Birth: 1850.
Death: 1908.

Wife: Sarah Newberry (1855 - 1936).

Children: Hazel Newberry, Frankie Newberry.

Burial: Singer Cemetery, Bluff City, Harper County, Kansas.

Mr.  Newberry came to Harper county in 1878, and settled in section 35, of Silver Creek township.  He was a Farmer and Stock Raiser on his 480 acre farm, of which 160 acres was in section 36.  His post office address was Freeport, Kansas, which was 7 miles north-west of the farm.

Friday, September 27, 2013

George F. Durkee.

George F Durkee

Birth: Oct. 22, 1835, New York.
Death: Feb. 29, 1892.

Wife: Susan A Stratton Durkee (1844 - 1908).

Burial: Jewell City Cemetery, Jewell, Jewell County, Kansas.


Age: 28, credited to Chittenden, VT.
Unit(s): 9th VT INF, VRC
Service: enl 12/3/63, m/i 12/26/63, PVT, Co. B, 9th VT INF, wdd, Newport Barracks, 2/2/64, tr to VRC 12/14/64, m/o 9/14/65

Medical Pension.

CASE 822. Private G. F. Durkee, Co. B, 9th Vermont, aged 28 years, was wounded in the left ankle during the engagement at Newport Barracks, February 2, 1864, and entered Mansfield Hospital, Moorehead City, four days afterwards. Surgeon  J. B. Bellangee, U. S. V., in charge, reported the injury and added that the internal malleolus was fractured; also that he removed the comminuted bone two days after the patient s admission. The patient subsequently passed through various hospitals, and on December 14, 1864, he was assigned to the Veteran Reserve Corps.

Surgeon H. Janes, U. S. V., in charge of Sloan Hospital, Montpelier, contributed a photograph of the case (Card Photographs, Vol. Ill, p. 44), with the following history: "The wound was caused by a mini6 ball, which entered at a point just external and above the internal malleolus, passed directly downward and emerged at the inside of the sole of the foot, fracturing the tibia and opening the ankle joint. The patient stated that a number of pieces of bone were removed at first, and that several necrosed pieces came away afterwards.

At the time of the injury he was in excellent health, and his appetite continued pretty good all the time. At first suppuration was profuse; large abscesses formed in the leg and he became much prostrated. Free incisions were made and cold-water dressings were applied. About April 1st the wound began to improve. It gradually but steadily grew better, and finally closed about the middle of July. He was not able to do without crutches until the latter part of September. After being transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps he never had to be excused from duty on account of ill health or lameness.

On September 14, 1865, when discharged from service, he could flex the foot on the leg to a right angle and extend it about ten degrees more. He was able to walk four or five miles a day, but the joint would swell after going any considerable distance. There was also some tenderness on pressure about the joint." Various examining surgeons have certified to the injury and have stated that "the ankle joint is restricted in its motion;" also that there is a depression on the inner side of the foot, and that the leg is atrophied and shows several sears from abscesses. The pensioner was paid September 4, 1880.

John W. Gray, 8th., Kansas Infantry.

John W. Gray, enlisted and mustered in the Kansas 8th., infantry, Co. I., as a private, March 20, 1863, his residence was Nashville, Tennessee.  Died of disease September 1, 1864, at Chattanooga, Tennessee.

John W. Gray, Medical History & Autopsy.
Taken from the files of the Surgeon General.
CASE 826. Private John W. Gray, company I, 8th Kansas volunteers ; age 28 ; admitted from Vining's station August 27, 1864. Dysentery. [This man appears on the register of the hospital of the 3d Division, 4th Corps, admitted August 13th diarrhoea sent to general hospital August 24th.] Died, September 1, 1864.
Autopsy the same day: The posterior portion of both lungs was slightly congested. The aortic valves of the heart were thickened. The liver was softened. The spleen and kidneys were normal. The mucous membrane of the lower part of the ileum was reddened and studded with small isolated ulcers. The colon was thickened; its mucous membrane softened and of a green color.

Daniel McArthur.

Picture publish date 1903.
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Daniel McArthur.

Birth: 1843, Canada.
Death: Unknown.

Wife: Louise C. McArthur.

Children: Norman I., Andrew D., McArthur.

Mr. McArthur came to Geary county in 1870, and settled in section 30, of Jackson township.  He was a Stock Raiser on a 200 acres farm.  He post office address was Manhattan, Kansas, which was about 15 miles north west of the farm.  Manhattan is in Riley county.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Henry Latta.

Picture publish date 1921.
Henry Latta.

Birth: 1865.
Death: 1930.

Wife: Blanche Latta (1871 - 1959).

Children: Grace Latta Denney (1905 - 1994), Ellen, Gladys and William Latta.

Burial: Upchurch Cemetery, Norwich, Kingman County, Kansas.

Mr. Latta came to Kingman county in 1900, and settled in section 25, of Canton township. He was a Farmer and Stock Raiser on a 360 acres.  HIs post office address was Norwich, Kansas, which was about 5 miles north-east of the farm. 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Samuel P. McCaw.

Samuel P. McCaw.

Birth: Mar. 24, 1833, South Carolina.
Death: Aug. 13, 1907.

Wife: Cora A., or, Cornelia A McCaw (1846 - 1910).

Children: John M. McCaw.

Burial: Americus Cemetery, Americus, Lyon County, Kansas.

Samuel P. McCaw came to Kansas from Chester Dist. South Carolina in 1858, came to Lyon county and settled in section 10 of Americus township.  He had a 160 acre farm on which he was a FArmer and Stock Raiser.  His post office address was Americus, Kansas, which was a mile east of the farm.

Samuel P. McCaw was a Civil War veteran, enlisted in the 11th., Kansas Cavalry Co. E., as a private, on August 23, 1862, his residence was listed as Emporia, Mustered in September 13, 1862.  Was promoted to Corporal then Sergeant, mustered out with company on August 7, 1865.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Lawrence Offerle, Founder of Offerle, Kansas.

Picture publish date 1906.

Lawrence Offerle.

Birth: May 28, 1832, France.
Death: Apr. 16, 1906

Wife: Mary U. Ott  Offerle (1834 - 1895).

Authors note.  He may had another wife name Elizabeth, married about 1889

Children: Abner Offerle (1855 - 1930), Oscar Offerle (1864 - 1955).

Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Offerle, Ford County, Kansas.

Authors note.  Offerle cemetery is one mile north-west of Offerle and is in Ford county.

Lawrence Offerle came to Edwards county and settled in Trenton township in section7. He was a Merchant, Farmer and Stock Raiser.  He was one of the earliest settlers in Edwards county and was the founder of Offerle, Kansas.

Offerle Kansas.
During the late 1870's, Philip Ott, Lawrence Offerle and John Offerle purchased Section 7 from the railroad company, and each of them deeded 40 acres of each quarter section to the Offerle Town Company. The town site was platted on December 4, 1877.
Offerle post office opened May 26, 1876 and was still running in 1961, John E. Edwards was first post master.
Offerle Kansas, 1912.
Offerle, a village in Edwards county, is located in Trenton township on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe R. R., 9 miles west of Kinsley, the county seat. It has a number of general stores, a mill, a grain elevator, a creamery, telegraph and express offices, and a money order post office with one rural route. The population according to the census of 1910 was 200.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

James Jenkins.

Picture publish date 1922.
James Jenkins.

Birth 1845, Ohio.
Death: 1923.

Wife; Mahala Jenkins b. Ohio, 1845--?.

Mr.  Jenkins came to Pratt county and settled in section 5, of Grant township in 1879.  He owned 320 acres where he was a Farmer and Stock Raiser and Breeder of Standard Percheron Horses.  His post office was Cullison, Kansas, which is 7 miles north of the farm.  His burial was at the Jenkins family cemetery, which is in Coats, Kansas, in Pratt, county, Kansas, which is 7 miles south--east of the farm.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Edgar G. Forrester & Sylvester W. Forrester

Picture publish date 1905.
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Edgar G. Forrester.

Birth: Oct. 13, 1872.
Death: May 11, 1964.

Wife; Nora Forrester.

Children; Chester, Beulah and Mildred Forrester.

Burial: Wamego City Cemetery, Wamego, Pottawatomie County, Kansas.

Sylvester W. Forrester.

Birth: 1877.
Death: 1946.

Wife: Anna L. Fox Forrester Pressey (1877 - 1964).

Children: Cordelia E. Forrester Andrews (1900 - 1963), Erma M. Forrester Voss (1903 - 1968), Argyle W. Forrester (1905 - 1969).

Burial: Wamego City Cemetery, Wamego, Pottawatomie County, Kansas.

The Forrester brothers were born to George W. and Nancy E. Forrester.  there was one sister Martha C. Forrester.

The brothers lived in Wamego, Kansas, where Edgar had a Livery business and Sylvester was a Stock Buyer.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Ora Lund.

Picture publish date 1917.
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Ora Lund.

Birth: Mar. 27, 1886, Mitchell County, Kansas.
Death: Jan. 21, 1950, Covert, Osborne County, Kansas.

Parents: Robert Lund (1835 - 1907),Martha Whipple Lund (1841 - 1929).

Wife's: Belle Swank Lund (1890 - 1911), Frieda Lund (1895 - 1973).

Children: Ervin Dean Lund (1921 - 1981).

Burial: Covert Cemetery, Osborne County, Kansas.

Mr.  Lund came to Victor township in 1903, and settled on section 12, he was a farmer and Stock raiser.  His post office address was Covert, Kansas, which is about 2 miles north-east from the farm.

Authors note.  The map does not shows that Mr. Lund owned any land in section 12, however his mother Martha own 320 acres in section 13.  I believe Mr. Lund did his farming on his parents land, in section 13 and not section 12. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Joseph A. Wells

Picture publish date 1906.
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Joseph A Wells.

Birth: Mar. 24, 1838, Illinois.
Death: Mar. 15, 1926, Neosho County, Kansas.

Parents: Samuel Wells (1809 - 1890).

Wife: Matilda Wood Wells (1840 - 1891).

Children: Loyal T Wells (1861 - 1898), Seth Grant Wells (1863 - 1934), Byron C Wells (1868 - 1898), Logan H Wells (1870 - 1926).

Burial: East Hill Cemetery, Erie, Neosho County, Kansas.

Mr. Wells lived in Erie, Kansas, where he was a Attorney and Dealer in Oil.

Civil War.

Name Joseph A. Wells Residence: Greene County, Illinois Enlistment Date: 10 Aug 1862 Side Served: Union State Served: Illinois Regiment Name: 91st Regiment, Illinois Infantry Company: H Service Record: Enlisted as a 1st Sergeant on 10 August 1862. Enlisted in Company H, 91st Infantry Regiment Illinois on 8 Sep 1862. Promoted to Full 1st Lieutenant on 23 Oct 1863. Promoted to Full Captain on 16 Aug 1864. Mustered Out Company H, 91st Infantry Regiment Illinois on 12 Jul 1865 at Mobile, AL. Rank In: First Sergeant Rank Out: Captain

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Benjamin F. Dole & Doles Park, Kansas..

Picture publish date 1921.
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Benjamin F. Dole.

birth: 1851.
Death; 1936.

Wife: Cyntha Ann Dole ( 1860--1955 ).

Children: Charles M., Arthur J., Charley, Charlie, Fannie, Mabel B., and Emma Dole.

Burial: Canton Cemetery, Canton, McPherson County, Kansas..

Benjamin F. DOLE, farmer and stock-raiser (follows the latter business as a specialty), P. O. Canton, Section 12. He has 600 acres of land, one-half of which is under cultivation. In 1882, he raised 1,500 bushels of wheat. He came to this place in July, 1870, in Marion County, and followed stock raising a year, thence to Spring Valley Township, and followed the same business for some time, thence to his present place. He has 120 cattle, 300 sheep and 100 hogs. He began the stock business in 1870, with only $25. He was born in Edgar County, Ill., May 8, 1851, and is self-made, has followed various occupations. He lived in Terre Haute, Ind., five years and attended school, just previous to coming to Kansas. Married in May, 1876, to Miss Cynthia A. Bacon of Edgar County, Ill. They have two children, Charlie and Emma. He is a member of the Masonic Order of Canton.

Doles Park, Kansas.
Doles Park, was started in 1887, and was on the Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Rail Road.  The town sat in section 12, of Canton township of McPherson county the town was 4 miles north-east of Canton, Kansas.  The town was on land owned by Benjamin F. Dole, who became first post master April 13, 1898 to December 31, 1918. How long the town lasted I don't know but it was still shown on the maps in 1921.

Township map 1921
Town map 1903.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Daniel Hurd Bingham.

Picture publish date 1902.
Daniel Hurd Bingham.

Birth: Jan. 20, 1843, Ohio.
Death: 1918, Spring Hill, Johnson County, Kansas.

Son of Eli Bingham1787 –? and Adeline Hurd 1805 – 1843.

Wife: Rebecca Caroline Bingham (1854 - 1930).

Children: Clarence V. Bingham (1872 - 1890), Annie Adeline Bingham (1879 - 1879), Clara M. Bingham (1881 - 1908).

Burial: Springhill Cemetery, Spring Hill, Johnson County, Kansas.

Mr.  Bingham came to Johnson county in 1878, and settled in section 14, of Spring Hill township.  He was a Fruit Grower and township trustee, he lived in the town of Spring Hill, Kansas.

Civil War.

Mr.  Daniel H. Bingham, Guthrie County, Iowa, Enlisted in Company C, Iowa 46th Infantry Regiment on 10 Jun 1864. Mustered out on 23 Sep 1864 at Davenport, IA.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

C. E. Williams, Alton, KAnsas.

C. E. Williams.

Birth: 1868, Indiana.
Death: Unknown.

Wife: Laura Williams

Children: Harold, Walter, Chester, George, Virgil, Mina and Ethel Williams.

Mr.  Williams came to Osborne county in 1878, and settled in section 2, of Mt. Ayr township.  He had a 80 acre farm called "The Cedars", his post office address was Alton, Kansas, which was 7 miles north-east of the farm.

Picture publish date 1917.
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C. E. Williams, age 50 years, born in Indiana and has resided in the state of Kansas, since 1873.  Mr.  Williams came to Mt. Ayr township in 1890, was married three years later, and has twelve children all living.
The family farm 'The Cedars"
Picture publish date 1917.
Authors note.  This information came from the 1920, census and the Osborne county Patrons Reference Directory.  As you will note some of the dates do not match up. 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Daniel Weaver.

Picture publish date 1901.
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Daniel Weaver.

Birth: November 27, 1823.
Death; May 6, 1912.

Wife:  Sarah Benson Weaver ( ?-1897 ).

Burial; Sunset Hill Cemetery, Herington, Dickinson County, Kansas.

Mr.  Weaver came to Dickinson county in 1874, and settled in section 28, of Lyon Township of Dickinson county.  He was a farmer and stock raiser.  He had 120 acres in section 28, and 120 acres in section 27, the farm was called Redwood.  His post office address was Herington, Kansas which was about 6 miles north-east of the farm.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Henry Decker "Harry" Counter

Picture publish date 1921.
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Henry Decker "Harry" Counter.

Birth: Jun. 28, 1888, Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas.

Death: Dec. 11, 1962, Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas.

Parents: Henry Edward Counter (1852 - 1920), Letticia Ann Montgomery Counter (1869 - 1956).

Wife: Mabel Marie Adamson Counter (1888 - 1978).

Children: Geneva Marie Counter Morford (1916 - 2008), Maxine Velma Counter Bryan (1921 - 1995).

Burial: Oberlin Cemetery, Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas.

MR.  Counter was born in Decatur county in 1888, he would later settle in section 30, of Decatur township of Decatur county.  He was a farmer and had a farm of 160 acres.  His post office address was Decatur, Kansas, which was about 8 to 10 miles north east from the farm.  

Monday, September 9, 2013

William James Sterling.

Picture publish date 1905.
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William James Sterling.

Birth: Jan. 1, 1861, Sullivan County, Missouri.
Death: 1931, Barber County, Kansas.

Wife: Lenora E. Sterling.

Children: George E. and Eddie L. Sterling.

Burial: Hardtner Cemetery, Hardtner, Barber County, Kansas.

Mr.  Sterling came to Barber county in 1884, and settled in Elwood township, where he was a farmer and breeder of short cattle.  His post office address was Hardtner, Kansas, which was south-east of the farm.

Authors note.  It's recorded that he settled on section 31, however he was found to be in section 36, on 480 acres.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Mark Leonedas Knowlton.

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Fred behind his father.
Austin behind his mother.

Mark Leonedas Knowlton.

Birth: Nov. 1, 1841, Ohio.
Death: Feb. 5, 1913.

Wife: Harriet B. Beatty Knowlton (1861 - 1927), Born North Carolina..

Children: Fred and Austin Knowlton.

M.L. Knowlton married Harriet B. Beatty on Nov 10, 1890.

Burial: Oxford Cemetery, Oxford, Sumner County, Kansas.

Mr.  Knowlton came to Sumner County in 1870, was a Farmer and Stock Raiser, settled in section 8, of Val Verde Township where he owned 160 acres.  He also owned other land in section 6, 312.72, acres and section 18, 80, acres in all 552 acres.  His post office address was Oxford, Kansas which was about 9 miles north-east of the farm.

He was also a Civil War veteran enlisted in the 101st., Ohio infantry, Co. K., August 14, 1862, as a private, for 3 years, age 21.  Wounded December 31, 1862, in the battle of Stone river, Tennessee.  Mustered out with company June 12, 1865.  

Thursday, September 5, 2013

John Huhnke.

Picture publish date 1906.
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John Huhnke.

Birth: March, 1847, Germany.
Death: Unknown.

Wife: Bethe Huhnke
, b., Germany.

Children: Paul Huhnke, b., Germany, Mary Huhnke, b., Germany, Ammia Huhnke, b., Germany.

Mr.  Huhnke came to Rawlins County and settled in section 17, of Richland township, where he was a farmer on he farm of 160 acres.  His post office address was Herndon, Kansas, which was about 7 miles south from the farm.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Elijah Smith Borland.

Picture publish date 1899.
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Elijah Smith Borland.

Birth: 1821.
Death: 1923.

Wife Maria Warner Borland, 1847-1921.

Burial: Carbondale Cemetery, Carbondale, Osage County.

Mr.   Borland came to Osage County and settled in section 13, of Fairfax township, where he became a farmer and raiser of thoroughbred Red Pole cattle.  His post office address was Scranton, Kansas which was 4 miles north of the farm.

Elijah Smith Borland was born in Osage County New York, on January 3, 1821.  He preempted a quarter about two miles east and two miles south of Scranton.

During the Civil War he enlisted in company I., of the Kansas 11th., Cavalry, on September 5, 1862.  He was wounded at Westport Missouri, on October 23, 1864, and rejoined his regiment in the spring of 1865.  He was mustered out September 21, 1865.

E. S. Borland told that when he went into the amy he traded two eighty acre tracts of land for a horse and a gold watch.  He lost the gold watch and the horse was stolen so that his trade did not turn out to be a very profitable venture.

Elijah Borland from Burlingame, Kansas, enlisted in Company I, 11th Kansas Infantry in September 1862; the regiment was reorganized in April 1863 as the 11th Kansas Cavalry. The 11th was involved in the 1864 battles against General Sterling Price at Lexington, Little Blue, Independence, Westport, and Mine Creek. Borland was wounded at the Battle of Westport. He was mustered out of service in September 1865.
He and Maria Warner were married July 3, 1867.  His was the first marriage license issued in the county under the new law.  Maria Warner and E. S. Borland were married in her parent's stone house which was located just across the road west of the Carbondale Cemetery.  Maria Warner walked down the road the morning of her wedding day and gathered wild flowers for her wedding bouquet.   

They had six children who were:

Wesley Borland
Louis Borland.
Elijah Borland Jr.
Thomas Frederick Borland.
Lois Borland.
Earl Borland, who died in infancy. 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Thomas Green Matthew.

Picture date 1902.
Thomas Green Matthew.

Birth: 1836, Illinois.
Death: 1911.

Wife: Anna E. Matthew, born about 1838, Kentucky.

Burial: Freeport Cemetery, Freeport, Harper County, Kansas.

Thomas G. Matthew settled in Silver Creek township, in the town of Freeport, Kansas. There he started a business as a Liveryman and Horse Breeder.