Monday, March 31, 2014

George Wigg.

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GEORGE WIGG, M. D., was born in England, March 9, 1842. Educated at the Colchester grammar school. Studied medicine under Dr. Churchill and at Essex Homeopathic College. Graduating June 14, 1863. In 1870 he came to America and settled in Clay County, and in 1875 moved to the city, and has been in active practice since. He is P. M. of Clay Center Lodge, No. 134; also P. C. of the Knights of Pythias. The Doctor was City Treasurer and Councilman 1879-80 and 1881, and was elected Coroner in 1881, for four years. He was married in June, 1873, in Washington County, Kan., to Miss Emma Wilson. They have three children - Harry, born September 15, 1875; Laura, born July 15, 1877; and Duke, born January 2, 1879.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Rev. Warren J. Elliott

Rev. WARREN J. ELLIOTT, clergyman of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Owensboro, Ky., in 1847. He is the son of David and Philisany Elliott, who were natives of Kentucky. He was married in 1868, to Miss Miranda E. Pinkston. His wife died in January, 1870, and in 1874 he was again married to Miss Caroline E. Green, daughter of J. C. Green, of Mayfield, Ky. Has one child living - James Ulysses Elliott, and one, Jessie D. Elliott, dead. He was educated in Owensboro, Ky. Commenced the ministry in 1872 and remained five years in the Kentucky Conference, and was then transferred by Bishop Bowman to the South Kansas Conference in 1876; and stationed in Chanute, Kas. He has since served Harrisonville charge three years, Rolling Green one year, and his present charge, East Wichita, two years. Has been instrumental in building three churches. He enlisted in the War of Rebellion in 1861, in the Twenty-fifth Regiment Kentucky Volunteers; was consolidated with the Seventeenth Regiment Kentucky Volunteers in 1862. He was discharged on account of disability in 1862. Re-enlisted in Company D, Thirty-fifth Kentucky in 1863. He was in all the engagements of the command. The heaviest battles were those of Fort Donelson and Pittsburg Landing. While in the Thirty-fifth Kentucky, his regiment was detached, in 1864, to fight bushwhackers in Kentucky; and Company D was detached for special services in Southwestern Kentucky. During that campaign, for forty-four days and nights with the exception of one night, all the sleep the men got was in the saddle, and in line of march. At one time during that period they were three days and nights without food; and there was scarcely a day during the whole time that they did not have a skirmish with the rebels.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lieutenant Colonel Francis M. Hills and HIll.

Picture publish date 1903.
Francis M. Hills.

Birth: June 15, 1829.
Death: April 16, 1915.

Wife: Annie Hills (1849-1935 ).

Children: Gilbert P., Albert M., William H., Carl F., Genevieve G., Violette G., Hazel E. and Minnie A. Hills Smith.

Burial: Cedar Vale Cemetery, Cedar Vale, Chautauqua County, Kansas.

Mr. Hills came to Chautauqua County, Kansas, in 1872, and settled in Cedar Vale, Kansas, where he had a Hardware business ( Hills & Bordette ), in 1884 was Cedar Vale, first Mayor.  In 1899, he sold his business.  In 1903 he was living in Cedarvale, Kansas as a retired merchant.

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Note.  He was also known as Francis, Frances and Frank Hills.

Pennsylvania State Records.

Francis M. Hill ( Hills ), Lt. Colonel, 45th, Pennsylvania Infantry, Field & Staff, Mustered in October 18, 1861, for  3 years.  Promoted from Captain Company I to Lt. Colonel, March 1, 1863; discharged on Surgeon's Certificate, August, 1864

From The 45th., Regimental History.

Francis M. Hills was born in Hebron, Conn., June 15th, 1829. His military career commenced at the age of 17, at which time he enlisted in a company that was being recruited by Captain James Caldwell at Newton-Hamilton, Pa., which company afterward became Company M, Second Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, and marched from Vera Cruz to the City of Mexico, a distance of 300 miles ; was engaged in the battles of National Bridge, Chapiltepec and the  taking of the City of Mexico, and was discharged in May, 1848, by reason of an injury received in the latter engagement.

Francis M. Hills came to Wellsboro in 1856, and was engaged in business until the summer of 1861, when in response to the President's call for more volunteers, he made the attempt to raise a company, devoting his whole time and energy to that purpose, and was so successful that on the 30th day of September, 1861. he left Wellsboro for Harrisburg with about 60 men.

He was commissioned captain by Governor Curtin and sworn into service October 18th, 1861, for three years or during the war.

The company now became Company I of the Forty-fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, commanded by Colonel Thomas Welsh.

The first engagement in which the captain participated was on James Island, S. C, when with a portion of Companies H and I, he repulsed a regiment known as the Georgia Tigers.

A few days later Captain Hills received a letter from Lieutenant Colonel James A. Beaver, which speaks for itself :

"Headquarters Outposts, Grahams, S. C, June 22d, 1862.


I have been very much gratified in hearing the account of the heroic conduct of Company I, as also of Company H, in the late important movements on James Island.

I feel peculiarly gratified with the conduct of Company I because I had been so intimately associated with it for so long.

I have not changed my opinion of it, however, in the least, for I had always regarded it as second to none in the regiment for material and it was rapidly improving in drill and discipline before it left here.

The intelligence of the death of Sergeant Dartt, which I have just received through Lieutenant Gregg, pains me exceedingly. He was a brave and faithful officer and will be much missed in your Commissary Department.

Please remember me to Lieutenant Ackley and the boys.

Very respectfully yours,

(Signed) James A. Beaver."

Captain Hills was also engaged in the battles of South Mountain, Antietam and Fredericksburg subsequently, and of many others.

He was commissioned lieutenant colonel of the Forty-fifth Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry by Governor Curtin, March 1st, 1863; went with the regiment to take part in the siege of Vicksburg, and commanded the regiment in the battles of Jackson, Campbells Station, siege of Knoxville, Blue Springs, Wilderness, Spottsylvania and Cold Harbor.

He was disabled before reaching the front at Petersburg and up to that time was in every battle and skirmish in which the regiment was engaged. He resigned about September 15th, 1864, on account of disability, and returned to Wellsboro, Pa., being engaged in buying horses for the government. In 1865 he removed to Titusville, and in 1872 went to Kansas, where he soon became one of the most useful and prosperous citizens of the community in which he resided. Now while he is waiting for the summons to the last roll call he can lay down his armor with the consciousness that he has nobly performed his duty both as a citizen and a soldier of this Grand Republic.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Z. A. Hornaday.

Z. A. Hornaday.

Birth: 1832.
Death: 1894.

Wife: Rebecca Hornaday, 1842-1910.

Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Fort Scott, Bourbon County, Kansas.

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Z. A. HORNADAY, farmer, Section 16, native of Washington County, Ind.; born near Old Salem in 1832, 2d March. He was engaged in farming there until his health compelled him to abandon it, then going into the mercantile line, he followed it until he opened in the hotel business, and in 1876 came West to the State of Kansas.

While in Indiana, at the beginning of the war, he had organized a military company, but his mother's sickness "which was her last," called him to her side, so he gave up the company. On leaving the State of Indiana, he traded his land there for the farm he now occupies, taking just one section, or 640 acres, in Bourbon County, which is well known as the "Pleasant Valley Farm," which he farms and uses as a cattle ranch, handling 150 to 200 head of cattle yearly, and fine wheat and corn crops on the cultivated land, having also in reserve some eighty acres of fine timber.

Mr. Hornaday, in 1865, married Miss Jones. They have a family of four children, two girls and two boys. He is President of the Bourbon County Fair Association, and has been a Mason since 1863, having the degree of Scottish Knights. In 1880, he was elected County Commissioner.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Fred C. Marble.

Picture publish date 1905.
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Fred C. Marble..

Birth: 1871, Iowa.
Death: Unknown.

Wife: Louise Marble, b. 1876, Indiana.

Children: Fred C. Marble b. 1897, Illinois and Robert W. Marble b. 1901, Kansas.

Burials: unknown.

Mr. Marble came to Pottawatomie County, Kansas, and settled in Blue Valley township in the town of Olsburg, Kansas. Became Editor of the Olsburg Gazette.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

John W. Long.

Kansas State Records.

Private Long John W., residence Geneseo, Illinois, enlisted  September 30, 1861, mustered in September 30, 1861; Promoted Corporal May 1, 1862.

Corporal Long John W. residence Geneseo, Illinois, enlisted September 30, 1861, mustered in September 30, 1861; Re-enlisted Veteran; wounded in action September 19, 1863, Chicamauga, Ga.

Corporal Long John W. residence Genesco, Ill., enlisted January 1, 1864, mustered in February 7, 1864; Promoted 1st Sergeant October 21, 1864; Wounded in action August --, 1864, Atlanta, Ga.

First Sergeant Long John W. residence Geneseo, Ill., enlisted January 1, 1864, mustered in February 7, 1864; Killed in action December 15, 1864, Nashville, Tenn.

Records of the Surgeon General.

John W. Long, Sergeant, Co. I., 8th., Kansas Cavalry, age 23; shot fracture right leg, December 16, 1864, amputation at the knee joint, died December 26, 1864. 
Burial: Nashville National Cemetery.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

John M. Hayse or Hays, a Kansas Soldier.

John wasn't what we would call a true Kansan but non the less he fought in a Kansas regiment and for this his name should be given.

John M. Hays, Private, 14th., Kansas Cavalry, Company K., Residence Oregon, Missouri, Enlisted September 10, 1863, Mustered November 5, 1863; Died at Fort Smith Arkansas, May 20, 1864.

J. M. Hayse, private 14th., Kansas Cavalry, Co. K., was accidentally wounded May 19, 1864, and was admitted to the hospital at Fort Smith Arkansas.  Surgeon C. E. Swasewy U. S. V. "Reported Gunshot wound of the left thigh into abdomen with a fracture of the neck of the femur.  Death resulted from perforation of the bowels, on May 20, 1864."    

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Eudora Kansas & Charles Pilla.

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Eudora, Kansas, 1867.

Eudora is near the north-east corner of Douglas County, and about three miles south of the Kansas river and nine east of Lawrence Kansas, the County Seat.  This is a very beautiful and fertile section of the country, with both timer and good water.  The town has grown and become thrifty and enterprising, and as the surrounding parts are favorable, the place will continue to grow and improve.  It now has a population of about 400..

Eudora Post Office History Given In 1883.

The post office of Eudora was established in the summer of 1857, and A. Summerfield appointed as first Postmaster. Mr. Summerfield was succeeded by T. C. Hockett, who, in 1862, was succeeded by Frederick L. Pilla. Mr. Pilla retained the post mastership until his death, in 1871, when he was succeeded by the present incumbent, Charles Pilla. The office was made a money-order office, July, 1878, and its business is rapidly increasing.

Charles Pilla one of Eudora's leading citizens.
Charles Pilla was born in Rhenish Bevaria, February 19, 1830, came to America in 1849, lived in New York for a while, then came to Kansas in 1865, and settled in Eudora Kansas.  Once here he soon became a will known business man.  He and brothers had a General store and other business interests.  Mr. Pilla would become Eudora's fourth Post master.
Charles Pilla married Miss Alice B. Smith on September 10, 1865 at Factoryville on Staten Island, New York.  This union give him four children; Alvina, Louise, Charles and Molvie Pilla.  Mr. and Mrs. Pilla were married about thirty-four years when she died on January 15, 1899, he followed her on September 4, 1916.  Mr. Pilla is buried at Eudora City Cemetery, Eudora, Douglas County Kansas.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Navarre Kansas.

Navarre, Kansas.
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Navarre, a village in Dickinson county, is located in Logan township on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe R. R. 12 miles southeast of Abilene, the county seat. It has an elevator, a creamery, a general store, telegraph and express offices, and a money order post office. The population in 1910 was 75.

Navarre post office opened February 7, 1884 and ran to August 3, 1971.

Businessman of 1901.

Roderic R. Issitt, Hardware and Blacksmith, Came to Dickson County in 1888.  To read more about him and his family take this link.
J. T. Nelson, General Merchandise, came to Dickson County in 1888.

Businessman of 1921.

Alby Sheets, Farmer and Stock Raiser and Assessor, Came to Dickson County in 1883 and settled in section 22, of Logan township.  He had a 240 acre farm, his post office address was Navarre, Kansas, which was two miles south west from the farm.  To read more about him and his family take this link.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

James A. Deal.

James A Deal.
Birth: 1835.
Death: 1920.
Wife and children, unknown.
Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin, Douglas County Kansas.
Illinois 115th., Infantry, Regimental History.

JAMES A. DEAL, First Sergeant; promoted from corporal : captured and suffered with the others of his company in Southern prisons. After the war he removed to Kansas, living several years in Miami County, but now resides at Baldwin City.

Illinois Civil War Detail Report.

Name: DEAL, JAMES A. Rank: CPL. Company: D. Unit: 115 IL US INF.

Personal Characteristics. Residence: BAINBRIDGE, SCHUYLER CO, IL. Age: 27. Height: 5' 9 1/2. Hair: DARK. Eyes: BLUE. Complexion: FAIR. Marital Status: MARRIED. Occupation: FARMER. Nativity: CLINTON CO, IL.

Service Record. Joined When: AUG 8, 1862. Joined Where: SCHUYLER CO, IL. Period: 3 YRS. Muster In: SEP 13, 1862. Muster In Where: CAMP BUTLER IL. Muster Out: JUL 1, 1865. Muster Out Where: SPRINGFIELD, IL. Remarks: PROMOTED 1SGT; PRISONER OF WAR CAPTURED AT CHICKAMAUGA GA SEP 20, 1863.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Henry M. Barnett.

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Henry M. Barnett.

Birth: March, 1845, Pennsylvania.
Death: Unknown.

Wife: Mattie Barnett, b. March 1856-?, Pennsylvania.

Children: Hardy, Andrew A. G., Lois F. or Lula F., Lena and Halcie Barnett.

Burials: Unknown.

Mr. Barnett came to Ness County, Kansas, in 1879 and settled in section 21 of Waring township.  He was a farmer of 160 acres, his Post office address was Brownell, Kansas which was less then one mile east from the farm.

Four Kansas Soldiers Last Name Tull.

I find my surnames from Books, Newspapers, Official Report and sometimes TV., in this case it was TV., I saw the name and thought it interesting.

John W. Tull, Private, Kansas 5th., Cavalry, Co. A., Residence Atchison, Kansas, Enlisted October 21, 1861, Mustered in December 31, 1861.  Discharged for disability August 21, 1862, at Helena, Arkansas.

Lawson Tull, Private, Kansas 8th., Infantry, Co. C., Residence Atchison, Kansas, Enlisted September 19, 1861, Mustered in September 19, 1861.  Discharged for disability March 26, 1862, at Leavenworth Kansas.

Samuel Tull, Private, Kansas 11th., Cavalry, Co. D., Residence Aubrey, Kansas, Enlisted March 28, 1864, Mustered in July 1, 1864.  Killed by Indians July 26, 1865, at Platte Bridge, D. T.

James M. Tull, Private, Kansas 19th., Cavalry, Co. F., six month service, Residence Garnett, Kansas, Enlisted October 24, 1868, Mustered in October 29, 1868, Mustered out with regiment April 18, 1869.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Toronto, Kansas.

This is what Toronto, Kansas, would have looked like in 1909.
Looking from the west to the east, on Maine street.
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Toronto, Kansas, 1883.

Toronto was laid out in 1869 by the Toronto Town Company, of which Enoch Reeves was President and Matthew Miller Secretary. As first laid out, it occupied a quarter section, one-half mile from the western line of the county, and four and one-half miles from the southern boundary. The first building on the town site (the district school) was some years older than the town, having been located at an early day. The first structure built after the laying-out of the town was a frame house of small size owned by William P. Dennis, and used both for store and residence purposes. This building stood on Washington street until the spring of 1882, when it was moved back and part of it added to the meat market of G. W. Johnston. The next building erected, also a store, was the property of S. R. Kellogg, and yet forms a part of his store building. A hotel was built in 1870 by S. P. Miller, and operated by various parties until 1882. The first professional man to reside in Toronto was Dr. A. H. Mann, who came in 1871, and is still in practice. A doctor without a drug store at his back would be an anomaly, and soon after Dr. Mann's settlement W. L. Lockard added a line of drugs to the general stock of the store. The first store carrying drugs only was built in 1879 by C. H. Starrett, who still occupies it. The second hotel in the town was opened by A. W. Fletcher, in the residence built by W. L. Lockard in 1871. The house soon passed into the hands of N. B. Rouse, who now runs it.

The growth of Toronto, lying as it did in the extreme southwest of the county, with no railway as a feeder and no hopes of becoming the county seat, was very slow. In November, 1881, nearly twelve years after the founding of the town, it had but two stores and eight or ten dwellings. With the advent of the railway came a fresh tide of life, and before the close of 1882 more than eighty new buildings had been erected.  

Toronto Post Office was established on July 1, 1870, with S. R. Kellogg as Postmaster. This was upon the inauguration of the Humboldt stage mail route and the discontinuance of that from LeRoy. Upon the old route had been, a short distance north of Toronto, the post office of Pleasant Grove, established in 1858. Here Albert H. Reeves, J. W. Brown and Edwin Kellogg had successively held the not onerous duties of Postmaster. The Toronto office was held by S. R. Kellogg until 1876, when it passed to F. W. Carroll, and later to C. F. Webb, who held it until February, 1882, when it again was conferred upon S. R. Kellogg, the present official. The post office in Toronto has always been on the corner occupied by the store of S. R. Kellogg.  

As has already been said, the educational history of Toronto reaches back of its existence as a town. Soon after the organization of the town company, the old schoolhouse which stood on the west line of the town site near the present railway depot was moved to the public square and enlarged. In 1882, the new schoolhouse was built at a cost of $3,000. This is a capacious two-story building of four rooms, and can seat over 200 scholars. At the present time the school has an attendance of 150, and employs two teachers--Mr. A. J. Jones and Miss Josie Byington. This educational force will soon be increased. Looking at her facilities of a few years ago, the town may well feel proud of her advancement.  

The industries now represented in the town briefly capitulated, will serve to show something of its value. They are: General stores, six; groceries, one; drug stores, one; hardware, one; hotels, two; physicians, two; real estate, two; meat markets, one; furniture, one; harness shops, two; millinery, two; restaurant, one; livery stables, two; lumber yards, two. Besides these are the mill and other industries more particularly described. No one looking over this statement and recalling the vegetarian state of the town a year ago, can fail to see that the place has a substantial future before it.

Toronto Kansas businessmen of 1904.
John D. Cannon, Casher, Toronto First National Bank.
Birth: 1859.
Death: 1933.
Wife: Kitty B. Cannon, ( 1868-1964.)
Children: Leo L, John D. and Howard D. Cannon.
Burial: Toronto Cemetery, Toronto, Woodson County, Kansas.
George W. Lee, Physician and Surgeon and Toronto City Mayor.
Birth: 1867.
Death: 1920.
Wife: Minnie L. Lee ( 1871-1960.)
Children: Thomas W., George R.. and Eva M. Lee Bennett.
Burial: Yates Center Cemetery, Yates Center, Woodson County, Kansas.
Frank W. "F. W." Carroll, Toronto's Postmaster.
Birth: 1847.
Death: 1915.
Wife: Anna Carroll, ( 1851-1952.)
Children: Everett W. and Flossie Carroll.
Burial: Toronto Cemetery, Toronto, Woodson County, Kansas.
Edgar B. Puckett, Farmer and Assessor.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: Unknown.
Wife's may have been Maggie M. or Mary E., Puckett.
Children may have been;  Fred, Floyd, Herman, Laoren, Elma, Goldie, Lena, John F. and Loren A. Puckett.
Burial: Unknown.
Alonzo C. Gordy, Toronto's Township Trustee.
Birth: 1845.
Death: 1906..
Wife: Sarah E. Gordy ( 1849-1931.)
Children: Fred, Enoch F. Myrtle and Laura A. Gordy.
Burial: Toronto Cemetery, Toronto, Woodson County, Kansas.
Was a Civil War Veteran. 
Alonzo C. Goreley ( Gordy ), Private, Kansas 9th., Cavalry, Co. F., Residence Pleasant Grove, Enlisted December 19, 1861, Mustered in January 16, 1862.  Mustered out January 16, 1865, at De Vall's Bluff, Arkansas.
Toronto Kansas, 1910.

Toronto, the second largest town in Woodson county, is located on the Verdigris river at the junction of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe and the Missouri Pacific railroads in Toronto township, in the southwest part of the count}', 14 miles from Yates Center, the county seat. It is an incorporated city of the third class, has all lines of mercantile interests, good schools and churches, banking facilities, a weekly newspaper (the Republican), and a fraternal monthly. The town is supplied with telegraph and express offices and an international money order post office with four rural routes. The population in 1910 was 627.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Alden Kansas.

Alden Kansas.
Alden, one of the thriving towns of Rice county, is located in Valley township, on the main line of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe R. R., about 10 miles southwest of Lyons, the county seat. It has telegraph and express offices, a money order post office with one rural delivery route, a bank, telephone connection with the surrounding towns, a good graded public school, and is a trading and shipping point of considerable importance. The population in 1910 was 275.
Alden Post Office.

Alden post office open February 13, 1882 and was still running in 1961.  First Poste master was John Mudge.
Some Businesses of Alden, Kansas 1902.
C. W. Dailey, Proprietor of the Alden Machine shop, Creamery and operator of two Reeves Threshers.
A. J. Godshalk, Dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries, Notions, Shoes, Gents Furnishings, Implements, Hardware, Harness and Oils.
William Ross, Dealer in Hardware, Implements, Coal and Grain, Paints, Oils, Wind Mills and Pump Fixtures.
This is what Alden would have looked like if you rode into town in 1908.
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Henry S. Wilson and wife, was a will known farmer of  Alden.  His 160 acre farm was the "River View Farm",  they lived seven miles south of Alden, Kansas, in section 28, of Valley Township the same as Alden..

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Thomas Craig .

Thomas Craig.

Birth: Nov. 11, 1847.
Death: Jan. 22, 1914.

Wife: Charlotte House Craig.
Married between 1880 and 1886?

Children: Louis W. and Laura M. Craig

Burial: Stockton Cemetery, Stockton, Rooks County, Kansas.
Picture date 1904-5.
Stockton, Kansas.
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Mr.  Craig was reported as being a carpenter in 1880, and was unmarried.  In 1893 he was reported as being a liveryman.  In the picture on the left is a livery barn own by G. W. Phelps its the kind Mr. Craig would have work in.

Mr. Craig was a Civil War veteran, was in the 96th., Illinois Infantry, Co. I.,

From the 96th., Regimental History.

Craig, of Company I, was detailed for skirmish duty, and, advancing from the works near the right, he, with a few men from another command, in passing some evergreens, behind which were concealed a number of Rebels, was compelled to surrender. He was kept under guard that night, and next day assisted in burying the Union dead on the battle-field. He was then taken to Columbia, and on the morning of December 15, started on the long march to Corinth.

The Rebels robbed him of his boots, and the weather became so cold that his feet froze, causing him great suffering. He arrived in Corinth Christmas day, and a week later was sent, in company with many sick and wounded, to the southward. He was for a short time at Meridian, Miss., Mobile, Ala., and Montgomery, Ala. February 15, 1865, he started for Jackson, Miss., and in just a week was paroled at the Big Black River, going thence to Vicksburg. March 11 he started northward, and before the close of the month joined the Regiment in East Tennessee, and was finally discharged with them in June. He is now a liveryman in Stockton, Kansas.

John M. O'Connell.

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John M O'Connell.

Birth: 1870, Ohio.
Death: Sep. 27, 1959.

Parents: Daniel Calvin O'Connell (1841 - 1893), Mary Ellen Sullivan O'Connell (1854 - 1933).

Wife: Jeannette Wheeler O'Connell (1874 - 1962).

Children: Cornelius M O'Connell (1904 - 1954).

Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Logan, Phillips County, .Kansas

Mr. O'Connell came to Phillips county in 1879 and settled in section 36, of Logan township.  He was a farmer and township trustee and treasurer.  His post office address was Logan, Kansas, which was two miles west of the farm.  The land he lived on was own by his mother-in law, Saran McKinney. 

Kansas Soldiers in the 96th., Illinois Infantry.

Here is a list of soldiers who fright in the Illinois infantry these men came to Kansas to live after the war to start a new life.  There will be some missed names.  if you don't see your ancestor on the list and you know he was in the 96th., and lived in Kansas, then drop me a line and I will be glad to add his name to the list.

This information was taken from the Illinois 96th., infantry regimental history.

W. W. Jellison, of Company E, writes from his home at Dorrance, Kansas, that he was at Andersonville from August until early winter, when he was removed to Florence, remaining at the latter place until near the final break-up. He declares his inability to adequate!}' describe the sufferings he witnessed and endured. He saw George W. Dimmick and Charles Heath, of his Company, daily, in bolh prisons, but is in doubt as to the fate of the former. He remembers that
Dimmick was still suffering from an unhealed wound received at Chickamauga, the bullet having caused the loss of one eye and serious injury to the other. He was very weak and badly broken down while at Florence. Jellison became so weak in mind, as well as in body, that he did not know when he left Florence. Returning to consciousness after a fortnight's delirium, he found himself in the fourth story of a brick building at Wilmington. N. C., with many other sick soldiers. He was soon sent to Annapolis. Md., and St. Louis, Mo., and finally discharged at Springfield. Ill., in the summer of 1865.

James M. Sallee endured an imprisonment of seventeen months, being at one time or another in nearly all of the prisons and stockades of Virginia, Georgia and the Carolinas.He is now Clerk of the District Court of Phillipsburg, Kansas.

Edwin Van Dyke was a prisoner for seventeen months, going the long round with the others who survived, and being released near the close of the war. He was discharged from hospital at Springfield, Ill., in the spring of 1865. His health was permanently broken, and he died from chronic rheumatism, at Kansas City, Mo., February 6, 1885.

Thomas Craig, of Company I, was detailed for skirmish duty, and, advancing from the works near the right, he, with a few men from another command, in passing some evergreens, behind which were concealed a number of Rebels, was compelled to surrender. He was kept under guard that night, and next day assisted in burying the Union dead on the battle-field. He was then taken to Columbia, and on the morning of December 15, started on the long march to Corinth. The Rebels robbed him of his boots, and the weather became so cold that his feet froze, causing him great suffering. He arrived in Corinth Christmas day, and a week later was sent, in company with many sick and wounded, to the southward. He was for a short time at Meridian, Miss., Mobile, Ala., and Montgomery, Ala. February 15, 1865, he started for Jackson, Miss., and in just a week was paroled at the Big Black River, going thence to Vicksburg. March 11 he started northward, and before the close of the month joined the Regiment in East Tennessee, and was finally discharged with them in June. He is now a liveryman in Stockton, Kansas.

Richard K. Miller. Aged 18 ; born in Galena, Ill., school boy ; enlisted from Galena. Participated in every engagement of the Regiment, and, although he had many close calls, escaped being wounded ;
was m. o. with the Regiment. Since the war has served five years in the Regular Army, as Sergeant. Is now a prosperous farmer and stockraiser at Clay Center, Clay County, Kansas,

John J. McKinley. Age 38 ; born in Cumberland County, Pa.; farmer ; enlisted from Derinda. Discharged at Nashville, Tenn., April 5, 1863, for disability ; re-enlisted, in 1865, in 21st Illinois, and m. o. in December of same year at San Antonio, Texas. After his return home he moved to Kansas, where he held the office of Justice of the Peace; from Kansas he moved to Jackson County, Mo., where he died Oct. 1, 1885, of nervous prostration.

John S. Weir. Age 30 ; born in Mercer County, Pa.; farmer ; enlisted from Woodbine, Oct. 8, 1864 ; was with Company at the battles of Franklin and Nashville ; detailed as clerk of Division Court Martial, at Huntsville, Ala., January, 1865. Since the war has been engaged in the grocery business ; is now farming and stock-raising at Pauline, Kansas.

Corporal Caleb Whitney. Age 37 ; born in Seneca County, Ohio; farmer ; enlisted from the town of Warren ; promoted to Corporal ; m. o. with Regiment ; died in Kansas, a few years since.

Corporal Major H. Cleveland. Age 26 ; born in New York ; farmer; enlisted from Avon ; promoted to Corporal ; participated in every engagement, and was once slightly wounded in the foot ; m. o. with Regiment. Is a prosperous farmer and trusted township official at Garnett, Anderson County, Kansas.

Harrison I. Bangs. Age 21; born in Wauconda, Ill., farmer; enlisted from Wauconda ; was with the Regiment in every battle and skirmish, but escaped wounds ; never reported to the Surgeon ; was m. o. with Regiment. Is a blacksmith, and also runs a feed mill at Mulberry Grove, Kansas.

William Bottom. Age 20; born in Cambridge, England; farmer; enlisted from Fremont ; taken sick soon after entering service, and discharged April 6, 1863. Present post office address, Havensville, Pottawatomie County, Kansas.

Myron Gillmore. Age 20 ; born in Pennsylvania ; farmer ; enlisted from Avon ; had a ball pass through his can tee a and cartridge box at Chickamauga ; was in the battle of Lookout Mountain, and was with the Regiment most of the time on the Atlanta campaign. Was sent back to his home in Lake County with the remains of his brother, Captain E. J. Gillmore, and shortly after returning to Regiment was wounded in the leg in front of Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 3, 1864, partially disabling him for life. was discharged because of this wound Jan. 5, 1865, at Chicago,  Ill. Has held the office of Sheriff of Barton County, Kansas, two terms, and is a farmer and real estate dealer at Great Bend, Kansas.

John T. Mitchell. Age 16 ; born in Illinois ; farmer ; enlisted" from Avon, Oct. 10, 1864 ; joining the Company in time to participate in the battle of Nashville, Dec. 15 and 16 ; at m. o. of Regiment was transferred to Company G, 21st Illinois ; went with that command to Texas, and was finally m. o. at Victoria, Tex., Oct. 10, 1865. Is farming at Gaylord, Kansas.

George W. Turner. Age 26; born in New York ; farmer; enlisted from Wauconda ; failing to obtain a furlough to go home on business that seemed imperative, he absented himself without leave, in February, 1863, but returned voluntarily in about one month ; he was sentenced to make up his lost time, and thus came within the order requiring those whose terms of service did not expire until after October 1, 1865, to be transferred ; he was therefore assigned to Company G, 21st Illinois, and went with them to Texas, being finally m. o: at Victoria, Oct. 10, 1865. Resides in the Cooweenoowe district of the Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory. Post office address, Coffeyville, Kansas.

David Wells. Age 24; born in Cass County, Mich.; farmer; enlisted from Wauconda ; was in every engagement until Kenesaw Mountain was reached, June 20, 1864, when he was wounded in the left hand and arm, causing the loss of a finger and the disabling of the hand to quite an extent ; at the battle of Lookout Mountain a bullet passed through his hat, and others through his clothing ; discharged for wounds at Mound City, 111., Oct. 26, 1864. Is keeping a hotel at Burlington, Coffey County, Kansas.

Watson Markley. Age 21; born in England; served with regimental pioneers much of the time; m. o. with Regiment. Residence in 1885, Minneapolis, Kansas.

James Kenty is at Stockton, Rooks County, Kansas.

Sergeant Edmund S. Stevens. Age 27 ; born in Batavia, N. Y.; printer in Gazette office ; enlisted from Waukegan ; appointed Corporal at the organization of the Company ; promoted to Sergeant Feb. 1, 1863 ; at Chickamauga was wounded by a piece of shell, which did not disable him, and later by a bullet, which passed through the left lower rib and lodged near the spine, rendering him unconscious for several hours, so that he was left for dead upon the battle-field ; regaining consciousness he found himself a prisoner and remained in the enemy's hands eleven days, when he was paroled and taken to Chattanooga and afterward to hospitals farther north. He was subsequently declared exchanged at Columbus, Ohio, and for a time detailed in a Government printing office at Nashville, at which point he was discharged by reason of the close of the war, May 15, 1865 ; is an employing job printer at Parsons, Labette County, Kansas.

Martin M. Blunt. Age 32 ; born in New York ; wagon maker ; enlisted from Antioch ; detailed in Pioneer Corps April 7, 1863, and transferred to the First Regiment U. S. Veteran Volunteer Engineers, July 25, 1864, being promoted to Corporal, and serving with that command until the close of the war: finally discharged at Nashville, Tenn., June 30, 1865 ; has since held numerous township official positions, and is a prominent farmer and stock raiser at Marena, Hodgman Co., Kansas.

Andrew J. Derrick. Age 20 ; born in Cuyahoga County, Ohio ; farmer ; enlisted from Antioch ; was detailed in Pioneer Corps April 7, 1863, and transferred to the First U. S. V. V. Engineers Aug. 16, 1864 ; promoted to Sergeant Jan. 1, 1865 ; was disabled for three months in the summer of 1864 by cutting his knee with an axe while with Engineers, near Hiawasee River ; finally discharged at Nashville, Tenn., June 30, 1865 ; is stock raising at Lowe, Chautauqua County, Kansas.

James T. Guppy. Age 21 ; born in England ; farmer ; enlisted from Antioch ; at the battle of Chickamauga two bullets passed through his hat, one giving him a scalp wound ; remained on the battle-field that night, and next morning was aroused by a Rebel surgeon, who gave him the first definite knowledge that the Federal forces had retreated ; he then made his way back to Rossville ; was with the Regiment until near the close of May, 1864, when he was sent to Jeffersonville hospital, sick, remaining about a year ; discharged at Louisville, Ky., May 29, 1865 ; is farming at Mankato, Jewell County, Kansas.

Corporal John Grabham. Age 22 ; born in England ; farmer ; enlisted from Apple River ; promoted to Corporal Jan. 1, 1864 ; at Peach Tree Creek had bullets through his cap box, canteen and coat ; was in every engagement, but escaped wounds ; m. o. with Regiment. Is farming at Twin Falls, Kansas. William W. Jellison. Age 28 ; born in Pennsylvania ; farmer ; enlisted from Apple River ; while loading his musket at Chickamauga a bullet struck his ramrod and carried it out of his hand ; at Rocky Face Ridge or Resaca a bullet grazed his temple, knocking him down, but causing no permanent injury ; while outside the lines after forage, near Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 2, 1864, he was captured by the enemy ; was at Andersonville and Florence, and finally released near Wilmington, N. C., as narrated in Chapter XXXIII. Resides at Dorrance, Russell County, Kansas.

Marcus Jellison. Age 26 ; American ; farmer ; enlisted from Apple River ; was a brother of William W. Jellison ; was with the command most of the time ; m. o. with Regiment. Resides at Wilson, Kansas.

James A. Smith. Age 18 ; American ; farmer ; enlisted from Scales Mound Oct. 29, 1863 ; was credited to Dixon ; was in all of the engagements following Lookout Mountain ; at m. o. of Regiment was transferred to Company E, 21st Illinois, and was finally discharged at Camp Butler Jan. 18, 1866. Is farming at Clay Center, Kansas.

James B. Stevenson. Age 19 ; American ; farmer ; enlisted from Apple River ; was in nearly every engagement, and was m. o. with Regiment. Resides at Garrison, Kansas.

James Wollam. Age 24; born in Columbia County, Ohio; farmer; enlisted from Apple River ; was constantly with the command, but escaped wounds ; m. o. with Regiment. Died in 1875 at Wilson, Kansas.

John G. Dittmar. Age 20 ; born in Germany ; farmer ; enlisted from Woodbine ; took part in all of the engagements of the command, but escaped wounds ; was discharged at Louisville, Ky., June 8, 1865. Is farming at Clay Center, Kansas.

William Handley. Age 44 ; born in Butler County, Ohio ; farmer ; enlisted from Hanover ; discharged for disibility at Nashville, Tenn., June 20, 1863. Is farming at Oak Hill, Clay County, Kansas.

Richard Spencer. Age 20 ; born in England ; farmer ; enlisted from Galena ; was detailed with the 5th Indiana Battery from December, 1863, until April, 1864 ; was in all of the engagements in which the Regiment participated until shot through the body at Resaca May 14, 1864 ; when wounded fell into the hands of the enemy, and was a prisoner two days, being recaptured May 16 ; was in various hospitals, and was finally discharged at Camp Douglas, Chicago, March 19, 1865. Is now farming at Pliny, Saline County, Kansas.

Albert A. Burge. Age 18 ; born in Waukegan, 111. ; farmer ; enlisted from Vernon Feb. 8, 1864, joining the command at Cleveland, Tent;., April D, 18(54, and participating in most of the engagements that followed ; at Lovejoy Station, Ga., he accidentally stepped both feet into a bed of hot ashes, or a smouldering fire, burning them so badly as to disable him nearly a month ; at m. o. of Regiment was transferred to Company G, 21st Illinois, and finally mustered out Dec. 16, 1865, and discharged at Camp Butler, Springfield, 111., Jan. 25, 1866. Is farming at Augusta, Butler County, Kansas.

Joseph K. Clark. Age 38 ; born in Cortland County, N. Y.; brick maker ; enlisted from Shields ; was detailed in wagon train at Newport, Ky., remaining one year ; at Lookout Mountain, Tenn., was slightly wounded in the face by a buck shot or pistol bullet ; at commencement of Atlanta campaign, May 2, 1864, was detailed as stretcher bearer, and was with the command until the close of the war ; m. o. with Regiment. Was Supervisor for six years in Livingston County, Ill. ; is a farmer at Sedgwick, Harvey County, Kansas.

William Joyce. Age 19; born in New York; sailor; enlisted from Waukegan ; was probably the most frequently wounded man in the Regiment ; at Chickamauga, Ga., he was struck by a bullet in the foot, and, without leaving the line, sat down, and taking off his shoe, examined the wound ; finding it not serious, he again put on the shoe, resumed his place in the line, and fought on until night ; at Lookout Mountain, Tenn., he was slightly wounded in the head ; at Rocky Face Ridge, Ga., he was >wounded in the face ; at Kenesaw Mountain, Ga., he was again wounded in the head ; and at Atlanta, Ga., he was severely wounded in the arm and thigh ; he is said to have been wounded twice beside, but not reported in the list of casualties ; the date and place of his final muster out are not known ; he is supposed to have died from consumption at Atchison, Kansas, in 1882.

Henry P. Ostrander. Age 57 ; born in Lanesborough, Mass.; farmer; enlisted from Shields ; served as wagon master for a time ; was discharged for disability at Shell Mound, Tenn., Jan. 1, 1864 ; was father of Henry W. Ostrander, of same Company. Died at Topeka, Kansas, March 30, 1874. Alvin B. Foss. Age 16 ; born in Maine ; enlisted from Nora ; had previously served in Company B, 45th Illinois, from Sept. 4, 1861, until May 9, 1862. In August, 1864, was wounded in the shoulder, slightly ; he afterward lost his voice, and could only speak in a whisper for some months after his discharge ; had a brother who was a member of Company K, and his father was a member of another regiment, and is supposed to be the oldest Grand Army man living. The father and two sons reside at Randall, Jewell County, Kansas.

Francis L. Flanders. Age 19 ; born in New York ; farmer ; enlisted from Warren ; served with the Company until September, 1868 ; in July, 1863, while carrying water up the bank of the stream at Wartrace, slipped and caused a rupture in the groin ; sent to hospital Sept. 6, 1863 ; never rejoined the Company ; m. o. June 8, 1865. Studied medicine after he came home, and is now a physician at 601 East Sixteenth Street, Kansas City, Mo.

Edwin Van Dyke. Age 31 ; bora in Jo Daviess County, 111. ; miner ; enlisted from Millville ; was with the Company most of the time up to the 22d of Sept., 1863. when he was captured, with others, and spent a year and five months in Southern prisons ; was present at the battle of Chickmauga, where he was conspicuous for his coolness and bravery ; never rejoined the Company after his capture ; was discharged from hospital at. Springfield, 111., July 22, 1865 ; never recovered from the effects of his prison life, and died at Kansas City, Mo., Feb. 6, 1885.

Thomas Grice. Age 17 ; born in Ashland, Ohio ; cooper ; enlisted from Galena, 111., April 3, 1865 ; joined the Company near Knoxville, Tenn., in April, 1865 ; was transferred to the 21st Illinois, June 9, 1865 ; served with that Regiment until Dec. 16, 1865 ; m. o. at San Antonio, 'Texas ; is a cooper at Wyandotte, Kansas.

Sergeant John C. Darr. Age 26 : born in Pennsylvania ; carpenter ; enlisted from Pleasant Valley ; promoted to Corporal and Sergeant ; took part in many engagements ; m. o. with Regiment ; died in Kansas about 1882.

Corporal Alfred B. Foster. Age 24 ; born in Jo Daviess County, Ill. ; farmer ; enlisted from Thompson ; promoted to Corporal ; was almost constantly with command, but escaped wounds ; m. o. with Regiment ; is farming at Clay Centre, Kansas.

Thomas Craig. Age 20; born in Marshall, Clark County, 111. ; student ; enlisted from Elizabeth Sept. 17, 1864, joining the Regiment at Chattanooga in October ; at the battle of Franklin was captured by the enemy, while on the skirmish line, and was a prisoner of war until March 26, 1865 ; rejoined the command in East Tennessee in April ; m. o. with Regiment ; had previously served three years in Company I, 19th Illinois ; was once a prisoner of war for a few days in Tennessee, but escaped ; at Chickamauga was severely wounded in the hip, and a prisoner for ten days and until paroled. Is a liveryman at Stockton, Kansas.

John D. Stone. Age 20; born in Jo Daviess County, 111.; farmer; enlisted from Elizabeth Oct. 10, 1864 ; was at Nashville ; transferred to 21st Illinois June 9, 1865 ; m. o. at Victoria, Texas, Oct. 12, 1865. Resides near Winfield, Kansas.

Corporal William E. Tilton. Age 18 ; born in New York ; farmer ; enlisted from Nora ; appointed Corporal at the organization of the Company ; wounded in right side at the battle of Chickamauga ; m. o. with Regiment. Is a railroad contractor, and resides at Wakeeney, Kansas.

Corporal Hiram H. Hamilton. Age 17 ; born in Indiana ; farmer ; enlisted from Rush ; promoted to Corporal ; was severely wounded in the left leg at Chickamauga, falling into the enemy's hands, and remaining a prisoner for ten days, when he was paroled ; was disabled eight months ; returned to the command and was m. o. with the Regiment. Is a prominent and respected farmer at Beloit, Kansas.

Corporal Jehile C. Tucker. Age 18 ; born in Ohio ; farmer ; enlisted from Warren ; had a scalp wound at Chickamauga Sept. 20, 1863 ; promoted to Corporal Jan. 1, 1865 ; m. o. with Regiment. Is now farming at Walnut, Crawford County, Kansas.

Corporal John C. Simmons. Age 21 ; born in Illinois ; clerk ; enlisted from Nora ; promoted to Corporal ; m. o. with Regiment. Has been a sewing machine agent and salesman for musical instruments, but when last heard from was near Topeka, Kansas, on a stock farm.

J. Byron Jenkins. Age 20 ; born in New York ; farmer ; enlisted from Warren ; was knocked over by the concussion of a shell at Keuesaw Mountain, but not disabled ; was one of a few who never drank any intoxicating liquors while in the service ; m. o. with Regiment. Lived for several years since the war at Warren, where he sold agricultural implements ; is now at Manhattan. Kansas, where he is Foreman of the Manhattan Mills and Cement Co.

James P. Payne. Age 27 ; born in Green County, Wis. ; mason ; enlisted from "Warren ; was wounded slightly at Moccasin Point, but never off duty; was absent on furlough at m. o. of Regiment. Has been a Justice of the Peace four years ; is now a druggist, and resides at Harlan, Smith County, Kansas.

Jackson J. McKinley. Age 40 ; born in Pennsylvania ; farmer ; enlisted from Derinda Feb. 8, 1865 ; transferred to 21st Illinois June 9, 1865 ? m. o. at San Antonio, Texas, Dec. 16, 1865. Went to Western Kansas, where he died some years since.

Andrew A. McClellan. Age 29 ; born in Maryland ; carpenter ; enlisted from Savanna, Carroll County, March 28, 1865 ; transferred to 21st Illinois June 9, 1865 ; m. o. at San Antonio, Texas, Dec. 16, 1865. Is a druggist at Onaga, Kansas.

Monday, March 10, 2014

John J. Crist.

PIcture publish date 1905.
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John J. Crist.

Birth: May 20, 1844, Ohio.
Death August 1, 1907.

Burial: Maple Grove Cemetery, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas.

Wife: Susana Crist, b. Ohio.

Children: Mary A., Venice R., and Joseph E. Crist.  All born in Ohio.

MR. Crist was a early Wichita Architect.

Friday, March 7, 2014

William Otte.

Pictures publish date 1912.
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William Otte, was born in Hanover, Germany, September 3, 1849,and came to America in 1868, when he was twenty years of age, and first settled in Rock County, Wisconsin.  He remained there three or four years and then went to Cedar County, Iowa, where he remained until he came to Barton County, Kansas, in 1878.  Mr.  Otte married Mrs. Alvina Jackal, November 7, 1880.  She was born December 16, 1860, Germany.  They had seven children; William, George, Henry, Warner, Frederick and Bertha Otte.  Mr.  William Otte, died in 1925, and is buried in Great Bend Cemetery, Great Bend, Barton County, Kansas.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Absolum Napoleon Protzman

Picture publish date 1901.
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Absolum Napoleon Protzman.

Birth: Jun. 16, 1837, Indiana.
Death: Jan. 15, 1926.

Parents: Catharine Protzman (1816 - 1856).

Wife's: Lucretia Adaline Noel Protzman (1841 - 1880), Sarah E. Hagerman Protzman (1851 - 1905).

Children: Jackie N. Protzman (1870 - 1877), Brighty Protzman (1877 - 1878).

Burial: Hillsdale Cemetery-Old, Hillsdale, , Miami County, Kansas.

Mr.  Protzman, came to Miami, County in 1867 and settled in the town of Hillsville, Kansas in the township of Marysville.  In 1878, he was listed as a Carpenter and School Teacher.  In 1901, was listed as having a Grain and Lumber businesses.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Robert Peirce.

Picture publish date 1908.
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Robert Peirce.

Birth: April, 1839, Ohio.
Death: Unknown.
Burial: Unknown.

Wife: Caroline Peirce, b. August, 1837, Indiana.
Married about 1860.

Children: Emmet G., b. July, 1878 Iowa, Merrit V., b. arch, 1882, Iowa.

Mr. Peirce came to Jewell county, in 1896, and settled in section 28, of Walnut township.  He was a farmer on his 160 acre farm.  His post office address was Burr Oak, Kansas, which was 7 miles south west of the farm.


Monday, March 3, 2014

William D. Bartlett.

William D. Bartlett.

I have very little information on him if you have any I would like to hear about.

This information was put together from the following.

Champaign county Ohio Records.
Kansas State Records.

He was from Champaign county Ohio, and was living in Topeka, Kansas, when he enlisted in the 11th., Kansas, Infantry, Co. E., was a private; enlisted August 19, 1862, mustered in September 13, 1862.  Mustered out with company August 7, 1865.  Died at Manhattan, Kansas, August 24, 1865; burial unknown.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Baileyvill Kansas.

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Baileyvill, Kansas.

Baileyville, a village of Nemaha county, is located on the St. Joseph & Grand Island and the Missouri Pacific railroads, 6 miles west of Seneca, the county seat. It has banking facilities, express and telegraph offices and a money order postoffice with two rural routes. The population in 1910 was 250. The town was founded b)' N. Bailey in 1880. A post office with G. M. Rasp as postmaster was established. A large hay press and sheds were erected by S. H. Rice & Co. of St. Joseph, who also started a store for the benefit of their employees and others who settled in the neighborhood.

Baileyvill, Kansas, Post Office.
Baileyvill post office open on February 25, 1880, and was still opened in 1961.
First Postmaster was G. M. Rasp, ( 1880-? ), Next was Beat E. Rice, ( ?-? ), then James Tennant, ( ?-? ) then B. W. Anderson, ( 1887-? ).

Businessmen of Baileyvill, Kansas, 1887.
B. W. Anderson, Grain & Coal Dealer, from Tennessee, came to county in 1884.
W. A. Crow, General Merchandise, from Missouri, came to county in 1883.
W. N. Franke, Livery & Feed Barn, from Illinois, came to county in 1858.
George S. Melinday, General Merchandise, from Vermont, came to county in 1884.
M. Sigler, Blacksmith & Farmer, from New Jersey, came to county in 1881.
L. Wilhelm, Blacksmith & Wagon Maker, from Indiana, came to county in 1886.
M. M. Wachter, Druggist & Physician, from Maryland, came to county on 1885.
J. H. Young, General Merchandise, from Indiana, came to county in 1883..