Thursday, October 31, 2013

Jacob Bolin

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Jacob Bolin.

Birth: Dec. 19, 1837, Morgan County, Indiana.
Death: Dec. 29, 1914, Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas.

Wife: Mary Ellen Behee Bolin (1841 - 1930).

Children: Henry Wilburt Bolin (1858 - 1930), Charles Mason Bolin (1878 - 1950).

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

Mr. Bolin came to Decatur county in 1880, and settled in section 10, of Summit township.  He was a farmer and stock raiser on at lest 160 acres of land.  His post office address was Oberlin, Kansas, which is 8, miles north-east of the farm. 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

John M. Buswell.

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John M. Buswell.

No information on his birth, death or burial.

Wife: Emogine or Emma Buswell.

Children: Leuis or Louis W. and John D. Buswell.

Mr.  Buswell came to Chautauqua county in 1871 and settled in section 1, of Little Caney township.  He was a farmer and breeder of registered Hereford Cattle and Poland China Hogs.  He was also at one time a Locomotive Engineer.  His farm was 520 acres, and his post office address was Niotaze, Kansas, which was 4 miles north-east of the farm.

Hugh R. Taylor.

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Hugh R Taylor.

Birth: Feb., 1844, Illinois.
Death: 1915, Sedan, Chautauqua County, Kansas.

Wile: Martha E Busby Taylor (1850 - 1925).

Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Sedan, Chautauqua County, Kansas.

Mr. Taylor came to Chautauqua county in 1880, and settled in section 34, of Washington township. He was a farmer of 160 acres of land.  His post office address was Monett, Kansas, which is one and a half miles north-east of the farm.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

James J. Lannan.

James J. Lannan.

Birth: 1856.
Death: 1921.

Burial: Mount Calvary Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas.

The Topeka Daily Capital.
June 6, 1921, page 3.
Topeka Grocer 35 Years.
James J. Lannan 65, Drops Dead at Camp Funston.
James J. Lannan 65, formerly a prominent grocery man of Topeka, died Friday while umpiring a ball game at Camp Funston, according to word received here yesterday.  He was stricken with an attack of heart disease and fall dead.
Mr.  Lannan was in the grocery business at fourth and Monroe streets thirty-five years.  When he came here thirty-seven years ago, he became a member of the firm of Fitzgeraid & Lannan.  When the firm was dissolved, about twelve years ago, he went into partnership with his brother C. E. Lannan.
After selling out his interest in the grocery store three years ago, Mr.  Lannan enlisted as a secretary of the Knights of Columbus.  He had charged of the recreation work at Camp Funston until the soldiers were taken from the camp.  He has been employed in the quartermaster corps at Fort Riley ever since.
Mr.  Lannan was prominent in Knights of Colunbus and A. O. U. W. circles in Topeka.  He was financial secretary of A. O. U. W. Lodge No. 260 at the time of his death.
Mr.  Lannan is survived by his widow: three daughters.
Miss Irene Lannan, a nurse on the United States hospital ship relief at Philadelphia Pa.
Miss Kathleen Lannan of Topeka.
Mrs. Donald Thorne, Weston, Idaho.
Son: James J. Lannan, Jr., Weston, Idaho.
Three brothers: John Lannan, of Susquehanna county, New York.
T. F. Lannan and C. E. Lannan both of Topeka.
Three sisters: Mrs James Buake and Miss Mary Lannan, of Boulder Colo.  Mrs John McDonald of Binghampton New York.
The body arrived in Topeka yesterday.  The funeral will be held at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning from the Holy Name Catholic Church.  Burial in Mount Calvary Cemetery. 
Topeka City Directory, 1912.
James J. Lannan, residence 634 Western.
James J. Lannan, Jr., Clerk, residence 634 Western.
Lannan & Lannan ( James J. Lannan and Cornelius E. Lannan, Grocers and Meats, 312-314 E. 4th., street.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

David,"Dave" & John O. Lawson.

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David Lawson.

Birth: October 11, 1845, Scotland.
Death: January 9, 1904.

Wife: Mary Greig Lawson ( 1855-1841 ).

Children: Margaret F., David A., John O. Lawson.

Burial: Zimmeman Cemetery, Osborne County, Kansas.

John O. Lawson.

Birth: 1883.
Death: Unknown.

Wife: Inez Lawson, b., Missouri, ( 1890-? )

Children: Nina A., John D., Lawson.

Burial: Unknown.

David Lawson came to Osborne County, Kansas, in about 1889, and settled in section 5, of Winfield township.  He was a farmer on 240, acres.  HIs post office address was Osborne, Kansas, which was about 10 miles north of the farm.

Glocus Parker Crosby.

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Glocus Parker Crosby.

Birth: Oct. 6, 1843.
Death: Feb. 11, 1924, Minneapolis, Ottawa County, Kansas.

Wife: Mary Ann Thompson Crosby (1847 - 1925).

Children: Iona Crosby Staley (1868 - 1941).

Burial: Highland Cemetery, Minneapolis, Ottawa County, Kansas.

Mr. Crosby came to Ottawa County, Kansas, in 1872, and settled in the town of Minneapolis, Kansas, where he became the County Surveyor and Engineer, Optician.  He served twenty-four years as County Surveyor.  He was also a Civil War Veteran serving in the 34th., Iowa infantry Co. F.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Franklin "Frank" Sourbeer.

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Franklin Sourhcor was born in Lancaster County, Pa., Nov 19th, 1838. He was married to Annie M. Kessler at Harrisonburg, Pa. Mr.  Sourbeer is one of the earliest settlers, locating in Meade County June 30th, 1879. His principal business was farming, up until a few years ago, when he retired and moved to Meade. For six years he has been one of the magistrates of Meade Center Township.
Charles K. Sourbeer Jewelry Store, Meade, Kansas.
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Mr. Sourbeer son Charles K., published the "Spring Lake Hornet", from 1885-1889, later in life he became a Jeweler and had a Jewelry store in Meade, Kansas.

Civil War Record.

Mr. Sourbeer enlisted in June, 1861, in Co. D of the First Pennsylvania Volunteer Reserve Corps. He was wounded at the second battle of Bull Run, August 29th, 1862. In 1863 he was made Captain of Co. H, Fiftieth Pennsylvania Volunteer Militia. He served as Second Sergeant in Co. K, Two hundred Third Pennsylvania Volunteer  Infantry.

Pennsylvania 203rd., Infantry, Co. K.

Franklin Sourbeer Sergeant, mustered in August 31, 1864.  Promoted to Sergeant, September 15, 1864; wounded at Fort Fisher, N. C., January 15, 1865; mustered out with Company, June 22, 1865.

Authors note.  I was unable to find any other regiment histories.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Benjamin Frank Dole.

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Benjamin Frank Dole.

Birth: 1851.
Death: 1936.

Wife: Cynthia Ann Dole, ( 1860-1955 ).

Children; Charles M. ( 1878-1964 ), Emma D. ( ?_? ), Arthur J. ( 1884-? ), William Walter ( 1886-1970 ), Fannie M. ( 1892-1979 ), Mable B. ( 1893-1990 ).

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.
Mr. Dole was also knowing to be a Farmer, Grain man and Stockman and had a General Merchandise business.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Rudolph C. Pierce.

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Rudolph C. Pierce.

Birth: April 4, 1851.
Death: December 19, 1929.

Wife: Henrietta C. Pierce, b. Indiana,
( 1854-1927 ).

Children: Ida E. Pierce, ( 1876-1920 ).

Burial: Highland Cemetery, Minneapolis, Ottawa County, Kansas.

Mr.  Pierce came to Ottawa county in 1885, and settled in section 31, of Center township.  He was a farmer and stockman, on his 80 acre farm called Maple Lawn Stock Farm.  His post office address was Minneapolis, Kansas, which was about 7 miles north-east of the farm. 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Adam G. Koehler.

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Adam G Koehler.

Birth: Nov. 29, 1863, Russia.
Death: Mar. 25, 1951.

Parents: Ludwig Koehler (1834 - 1916), Margaret Pearl Schwindt Koehler (1836 - 1923).

Wife: Katherine Schwindt Koehler (1872 - 1974).

Children: Olga Margaret Koehler Hopkins (1900 - 1992), Albert Koehler (1903 - 1992).

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

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Mr.  Koehler was born in Russia between 1862 and 1864, came to Decatur County, Kansas, in 1884, and settled in section 35 of Bassettville township.  In 1921, he was listed as a farmer and owned 320 acres of land.  His post office address was Oberlin, Kansas, which was about 18 miles north
-east of the farm.

Monday, October 21, 2013

John Wesley Wooddall.

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John Wesley Wooddall.

Birth: Nov. 18, 1838, Cartersville, Bartow County, Georgia.
Death: Dec. 24, 1923, Cave Springs, Elk County, Kansas.

Father: Thomas WOODALL b: 12 FEB 1793 in South Carolina
Mother: Varches Deliah SPENCE b: 18 DEC 1808

Married: Sarah Ann NIX b: 5 FEB 1841 in Pickens, South Carolina.
Married: 25 DEC 1865 in Lawrence, Kansas

1. Mary Varches WOODDALL b: 22 NOV 1868 in Lawrence, Kansas.
2. Alta Jane WOODDALL b: 16 FEB 1870 in Lawrence, Kansas.
3. William Martell WOODDALL b: 27 OCT 1872 in Cave Springs, Elk Co., Kansas.
4. John M. WOODDALL b: 25 JUN 1874.
5. Nathan S. WOODDALL b: 27 JUN 1875.
6. Thomas Isaac WOODDALL b: 5 JUN 1878 in Cave Springs, Elk Co., Kansas.
7. James Wever WOODDALL b: 30 JUL 1880 in Cave Springs, Elk Co., Kansas.
8. Celia Alice WOODDALL b: 8 AUG 1882 in Cave Springs, Elk Co., Kansas.
9. George WOODDALL b: 14 APR 1888 in Cave Springs, Elk Co., Kansas.

Burial: Mount Zion Cemetery, Elk County, Kansas.

Mr.  Wooddall, came to Elk County, Kansas and settled in section 5, of Liberty township, where he was a farmer on 415.68 acres.  His post office address was Severy, Kansas, which was about 4 miles north-west of the farm.  Mr.  Wooddall was a Civil War veteran, was a private in the 9th., Kansas, Cavalry, Co. H., Enlisted and mustered in November 25, 1862.  Assigned to new company C., Discharged for disability, June 25, 1865.  Mr.  Wooddall pension was $18, per month, disability Chr. Rheum.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Anton Schewe

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Anton Schewe.

Birth: November 2, 1830
Death: October 31, 1919.

Wife: Catharine Schewe ( 1854-1904 ).

Children: William F., Anton C., Mary and Clara L. Schewe.

Burial: Peace United Church of Christ Cemetery, Alma, Wabunsee County, Kansas.

Anton Schewe.

Anton  Schewe Was born in Prussia, Germany, November 2, 1830. Landed in New York, January 20, 1851, locating at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Came to Kansas in the spring of 1856, settling on the farm on which he still resides. Owns 800 acres of good farming and grazing lands in Wabaunsee county and 900 acres in Louisiana, the value of which is likely to reach the million mark. For fifteen years Mr. Schewe was elected trustee of what was then Alma township Farmer township having since been organized an excellent proof of his standing in the community where he resides. Mr. and Mrs. Schewe have four children: Mary, Willie, Anton, and Clara, and are pleasantly located in a comfortable home five miles south of Alma.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

John W. Swan.

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John W. Swan.

Birth: 1842, Canada.
Death; 1887.

Wife; Annie Swan ( 1846-1889, New York ).

Children: Paul, Arthur, William, Harry and Nellie Swan.

Burial: Haddam Cemetery, Haddam, Washington County, Kansas.

Mr.  Swan came to Washington County, Kansas in 1867, from lower Canada, and settled in the town of Haddam in the town ship of Mill Creek, where he started a business in General Merchandise.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Robert & Emma Brewster.

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Emma Brewster.

Birth: April, 1840, England.
Death: 1911.

Daughter of: Francis and Mary Smith Owsten

Husband: Robert Brewster, November, England,1834-1903.

Children: Mary Brewster Russ (1864 - 1923). Robert Brewster (1871 - 1954). James Owston Brewster (1876 - 1963), Emma, Lucinda, Francis, T. J., and A. E. Brewster..

All children not marked were born in England.

Burial: Lucerne Cemetery, Lucerne, Sheridan County, Kansas.

Before coming to Kansas they lived in Nebraska, they came to Sheridan County, Kansas in 1879, and settled in section 33, of Adell township.  They were farmers and stock raisers.  Robert Brewster owned 120 acres of farm land.  Their post office address was Lucerne, Kansas, which was one mile north-east of the farm.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Mary Best.

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Mary Best.

Birth: February between 1855 & 1858, England..
Death: March, 1924, Medicine Lodge, Barber County, Kansas.

Family: Brother Thomas J. Best, Cousin Mary Brier, Niece Muriel Best, Nephew John Best. 

Burial: Highland Cemetery, Medicine Lodge,Barber County, Kansas.

Mary Best came to America in 1889, and came to Barber county, Kansas and settled in section 2, of Medicine Lodge township.  She was a farmer and from 1889 to 1923, owned 1,700, acres of land all in Medicine Lodge township.  Her post office address was Medicine Lodge, Kansas, which was one mile south from her home.

Peter Rudolph "Pete" Moller

Picture publish date 1907.
Peter Rudolph "Pete" Moller.

Birth: May, 1867, Randers, Denmark
Death: Dec. 21, 1923, Gove County. Kansas.

Parents: Rasmus Andreas Moller (1827 - 1899), Signe Birgitta Fredrickson Moller (1826 - 1913).

Brothers: Niels and Thorvald U. Moller.

Burial: Healy Cemetery, Healy, Lane County, Kansas.

Peter R. Moller came with his parents to Gove County in 1886, and settled in section 23 of Lewis township.  He helped on his fathers 320 acre farm, which he would own after 1899.  His brother Thorvald U. Moller would own 480 in section 22, which was just west of his fathers farm.  Their post office address was Healy, Kansas, which was about 3 and a half mile south-west of the farm.  Healy, Kansas, is in Lane County, Kansas.  By 1907, Peter owned 160, acres in section 27, of the  same township.

Authors note. If you would like to read their obituaries take this link.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Frank Tillotson

Kansas State Records.

Frank Tillotson, Private, Kansas 7th., Cavalry, Co. B., Enlisted September 5, 1861, Mustered in same day, Re-enlisted as a veteran, January 21, 1864, Mustered in January 22, 1864.  Mustered out with regiment September 29, 1865.

Surgeon General Files.

Private Frank Tillotson, Co. B, 7th Kansas Cavalry, aged 25 years, received a severe concussion of the brain by a fall from his horse, near Memphis, Tennessee, and was transferred from a hospital at that city to the Marine Hospital at St. Louis, on September 16th, 1864. He was furloughed on November 20th, and on December 24th, 1864, he deserted. Surgeon A. Hammer, U. S. V., reports the case.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Albert Dubois.

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Albert Dubois. .

Birth: Nov. 24, 1847
Death: Nov. 25, 1925.

Wife: Eliza Long Dubois (1845 - 1927).

Children: William C., Edwin E., Charley, Harry, Clyde W., and Laray M. Dubois.

Burial: West Cedar Cemetery, Phillips County, Kansas.

Mr.  Dubois came to Phillips county in 1873, and settled in section 3, of Plum township.  He was a farmer and owned 239 acres of land.  His post office address was Agra, Kansas, which was about 5 miles south from the farm.

George C. Hayden

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George C. Hayden.

Birth: June, 1832, Kentucky.
Death: 1914.

Wife: Sarah E. Hayden 1839-1919.

Mary L. Hayden.
Martha Hayden McDaniel.
Lillian F. Hayden
Sarah E. Hayden
Alice J. Hayden.
Olive M. Hayden.
Jacob S. Hayden.
G Taylor Hayden.
Doctor M. Hayden.
Galen B. Hayden.
Gustva I. Hayden.
Georgian Hayden.
John D. Hayden..

Burial: Antioch Cemetery, Antioch, Miami County, Kansas.

Mr.  Hayden came to Miami county in 1857, and settled in section 23, of Richland township.  He was a farmer and stock raiser, on 320 acres of land.  His post office address was Gardner, Kansas, which was about one mile north-east of the farm, Gardner, Kansas is in Johnson County.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Josef ( Joseph ) F. Cerny.

Mr. Cerny's store & Post Office.
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Joseph F. Cerny.

Birth: August 26, Illinois.
Death: July 6, 1923.

Wife: Anna Cerny, b. Illinois, 1874-1905.

Children: Ellsie Cerny.

Joseph's family was from Bohemia ( Czech Republic ).

Burial: Pilsen Cemetery, Pilsen, Marion County, Kansas.

Mr.  Cerny came to Marion county in 1900, and settled in the town of Pilsen, Kansas, where he had a business of General Merchandise and was also Postmaster.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Daniel W. Morton.

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Daniel W. Morton.

Birth: 1859, Ohio..
Death: Apr. 21, 1936.

Wife: Ruth G. Morton 1863-1941.
Married 1882.

Children: Victor J Morton (1897 - 1982), Abbott W Morton (1904 - 1974), Homer E., Emmet W., Lester E., Clarence E., Alice, Edna and Cora Morton..

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

Mr. Morton came to Decatur county in 1883, and settled in section 5, of Bassettville township.  He was a farmer and breeder of short horn cattle on his 481 acre farm.  His post office address was Oberlin, Kansas, which was about 10 miles north-east of the farm..

Friday, October 11, 2013

David C. Zeigler.

Residence of David C. Zeigler.
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David C. Zeigler.

Birth: Nov. 10, 1866, Indiana.
Death: Mar. 7, 1915.

Wife: Minnie L. Ferch Bishop.

Children: Clara E. Zeigler (1891 - 1900), Ellen and Clarence Zeigler..

Burial: Lake Creek Cemetery, Bartlett, Labette County, Kansas.

Mr.  Zeigler came to Labette county, Kansas and settled in section 14, of Hackberry township in 1878.  He was a farmer of 160 acres of land.  His post office address was Bartlett, Kansas, which was about 3 miles south west of the farm.

John Stigge.

Picture publish date 1906.

John Stigge.

Birth: Jan. 27, 1839, Gros-herzogthum, Oldenburg, Germany. 
Death: Mar. 20, 1914.

Wife: Caroline Stigge (1860 - 1943).

Children: Edward Stigge (1882 - 1965), Fred, Alva, Martha, Lily and Alma Stigge..

Burial: Saint Peters Lutheran Church Cemetery, Barnes, Washington County, Kansas.

Mr.  Stigge came to Kansas in 1870, and settled in section 20, of Lincoln township of Washington county, Kansas.  He was a farmer and stock raiser.  In 1882 he own 80 acres of section 20, by 1906 he own 480 acres of the same section.  His post office address was Chepstow, Kansas, which is a little more then a mile north of the farm.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Daniel Harker.

Picture publish date 1902
Daniel Harker.

Birth: Jul. 19, 1842, Pleasant Plain, Warren County, Ohio.
Death: Jul. 20, 1923, Wyandotte County, Kansas.

Wife: Isabelle Snider Harker (1844 - 1914).

Children: Iva N Harker Easdale (1864 - 1955). Laura Ann Harker Goresline (1870 - 1965). Hannah Maie Harker Williams (1873 - 1958). Hattie Belle Harker Dunham (1875 -1928). Norma Blanche Harker Kirkpatrick (1878 - 1961). Charlie D Harker (1884 - 1887). LeeRoy Harker (1887 - 1941).

Burial: Gardner Cemetery, Gardner, Johnson County, Kansas.

Mr. Harker came to Johnson county in 1883, and settled in section 24, of Olathe township.  He was the superintendent of the County Farm.  Lived in the Poor House in section 24, the County Farm was about a half mile north in section 13.  His post office address was Olathe, Kansas, which was a mile south from the Poor House.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Michael W. Krause.

Picture publish date 1903.

Michael W. Krause.

Birth: between 1830 -1840, Germany.
Death: Unknown.

Wife: Clara C. Krause.

They were divorced some time after 1875.

The 1870 & 1900 census, show the following children.

Charley, Edith L., and Delman F. Krause.

Mr. Krause came to Chautauqua county in 1871  and settled in section 1., of Caneyville township.  He was a farmer of 170.32 acres of land.  His post office address was Cloverdale, Kansas, which was a half mile north of the farm.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Samuel J. Brimhall.

Samuel J. Brimhall.

Birth: 1828, New York.
Death: Jun. 24, 1891, Bourbon County, Kansas.

Wife: Mary E Brimhall (1839 - 1923).

Children: Meritta Brimhall (1875 - 1875), Hobert S., Hordman E., Fortune L., and Buna Brimhall.

Burial: Mapleton Cemetery, Mapleton, Bourbon County, Kansas.

Mr. Brimhall came to Bourbon county from Clinton county, New York, in 1864, and settled in section 23, of Timber Hill township. He was a Farmer of 160 acres of land, he was also a school teacher.  His post office address was Mapleton, Kansas, which was about 3 miles south-west from the farm.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Henry Wisner.

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Henry Wisner.

Birth: abt. 1824, New York.
Death; may, 1913, Sharon, Barber county, Kansas..

Wife: Sarah E. Wisner ( abt 1847-1911 )

Burial: Highland Cemetery, Medicine Lodge, Barber county, Kansas.

Mr.  Wisner came to Barber county and settled in section 3,  of Sharon township.  He was a Stock Raiser, on a 159.80 acre farm.  His post office address was Sharon, Kansas, which was about 4 miles south-west of the farm.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Joshus L. Sutton.

Long-View Range.
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J. L."Joshus" Sutton.

Birth: 1861.
Death: 1927.

Wife: Mary E. Sutton, 1865-1951.
Married about 1882, by 1900,  they had been married 18 years.

Children: George, Francis, Edward, V. E., Mary E., Rosa B., Celia A., and Aline B. Sutton.

Burial: Saint Mary's Cemetery, Hartford, Lyon county, Kansas.

Mr. Sutton came to Coffey county in 1903 and settled in section 13 of Pleasant township on a 160 acre farm called "Long-View Range", his wife Mary owned 320 acres, the farm was 480 acres in all.  His post office address was Hartford, Kansas, which was about 6 miles north-west of the farm.

Leon Ernest Kerr .

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Leon Ernest Kerr.

Birth: Sep. 22, 1881, Reece, Greenwood County, Kansas.
Death: Mar. 16, 1959, Eureka, Greenwood County, Kansas.

Wife: Nettie Marie Cook Kerr (1884 - 1961).

Children: Cecil M., Kenneth, Muriel and Alice J. Kerr.

Burial: Reece Cemetery, Greenwood County, Kansas.

Mr.  Kerr came from Coffey county, Kansas, to  Greenwood County, Kansas, in 1884.  He settled in section 26, of Spring Creek township.  He was a Farmer and Stock Raiser.  HIs post office address
 was Reece, Kansas which was about 5 miles north east of the farm.

Authors note.  Although Leon E. Kerr was recorded as farming in section 26, he didn't own the land.  The land was owned by George H. Kerr.  There was also a Rex A. Kerr, farming on the same land, his father was James Kerr.. 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Theodore G. Ingersoll

Theodore Gillette Ingersoll.

Birth: Dec. 13, 1843, Rochester, Oakland County, Michigan.
Death: Nov. 20, 1918, Seattle, King County, Washington.

Theodore Gillette Ingersoll married Julia Anne (Kipp).

He served in the Civil War----Company E 8th Kansas Infantry.

He was also the 1st Postmaster of Rose vale ( 1869-1885 ), name changed to Springfield postmaster ( 1887-1888 ), now Broughton, Kansas.

Children: James Garfield Ingersoll (1880 - 1918), Julia Louise Ingersoll McDonald (1884 - 1967), Edna Iona Ingersoll Stewart (1887 - 1961).

Inscription: Theodore, 1843-1918, INGERSOLL, Harrison R., 1892-1937

Note: Died of pneumonia

Burial: Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park, Seattle, King County, Washington.

Kansas Adjutant General's Report.

Private, Ingersoll Theodore, residence Wilmington, Kansas, Walbaunsee county, enlisted Sept. 13,1861, mustered in Sept. 16, 1861.  Mustered out Sept. 16, 1864, Chattanooga, Tenn. Wounded in action Sept. 19, 1863, Chicamauga, Ga.

Surgeon General Files.

Case-813. Theodore Ingersoll, age 20, wounded by a ball striking the internal malleolus of the left ankle, at Chickamauga, September 19, 1863.  He passed through several hospitals, and was mustered out of service September 19, 1864, and pensioned.  Pension paid June, 1879.  

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Robert James O. White.

Picture publish date 1906.
Robert James O. White.

Birth: 1846, Monroe County, Missouri.
Death: Dec. 22, 1921, Hill City, Graham County, Kansas.

Burial: Hill City Cemetery, Hill City, Graham County, Kansas.

Mr.  White came to Graham county in 1886, and settled in section 6, of township 7 south and range 23 west, on a 320 acre farm where he was a Farmer and Stock Raiser. His post office address was Hill City, Kansas.  MR.  White was also a Civil War veteran, enlisting in the 42nd Missouri Infantry, Co. C., August 7, 1864, mustered in September 11, 1864.  Discharged June 28, 1865. 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

James P. Bates.

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James P. Bates.

Birth: 1861, Missouri.
Death: 1931.

Wife: Annie B. Bates, born New Mexico.

Burial: Mount Olive Cemetery, Bogue, Graham county, Kansas.

Mr.  Bates came to Graham county in 1888, and settled in section 4, of Nieodemus township.  He was a Farmer and Stock Raiser on his 160 acres farm.  His post office address was Nieodemus, Kansas, which was about 2 and a half mile east of the farm.