Saturday, May 31, 2014

John B. Hauger.

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John B. Hauger.

Birth: 1858, Indiana.
Death: 1043.

Mother: Helmore Hauger.

Wife: Maggie Hauger, b. Pennsylvania ( 1863-1944 ).

Children: Non recorded.

Burial: Cedar Bluffs Cemetery, Decatur County, Kansas.

Mr. Hauger came to Decatur county in 1888, and settled in section 20, of Beaver township.  He was a farmer and Stock Raiser.  Although its recorded he stilled in section 20, I couldn't find a record he own any land.  His post office address was Cedar Bluffs which was about 3 miles north east from his home.

Lieutenant John T Magruder

A Mr.  Winfield Mayne, of Iowa wrote me a nice latter about his ancestor John T. Magruder and his killing near Marysville, Kansas.  He thought I would be interested as it had to do with Kansas. Of course I was I'm always interested in anything to do with Kansas history.

After reading his information if you have any questions or information that will help him, he can be reached at the following.
Tell him Dennis sent you.

Looking for a Burial Site.

Lt. John T. Magruder.
Just out of West Point.
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I am attempting to locate a grave on the west edge of Marysville, Kansas, overlooking the river which contains the remains of second Lieutenant John T. Magruder, killed in action June 28, 1858.  I have enclosed an extract from the book ( To Utah With The Dragoons ), which contains first hand or reports related to the death and burial of Lieutenant Magruder's in that area.

To Utah With The Dragoons.

The first night of our encampment Lieutenant Magruder, a young officer attached to your company,  was shot and instantly killed by a resident of Palmetto, a little village about one mile from camp.  There are two different stories afloat in regard to this affair.  One is that a settler had cheated a drunken soldier out of his blanket, and that Lteut. Magruder had made an effort to take it from the swindler.

Kansas Territory.
Palmetto & Marysville, are shown on the map.

This so exasperated the man that he way-laid the officer on his return home and shot him.  This is the story of Magruder's friends.  The other and by far the most likely one, is not nearly so creditable to the officer.  If it be correct, as is generally belived among men in the camp, the man that killed him would have been justified even by a Philadelphia jury.

The day after his death his remains were interred with military honors due to his rank.  We dug him a grave upon prairie, a rough board coffin was constructed, and he was carried to his grave in a commissary wagon drawn by four mules, the entire column joining in the procession.  A pale of stones amid the tall grass marks his resting place, and soon that pile will be all that will remind us of a man who might have been of service to his country, but would not.

The burial site was on or near Mt. Linn, and would fore ever be known in Kansas history, as "Camp Magruder."

My Family Tie to Lieut. Magruder.

My family tie to Lieut. Magruder goes back to my GGG Grandfather Capt. Emanuel Mayne, Third Iowa Cavalry who married Grace Magruder and was himself killed in action in the battle of Kirksville, Missouri, August of 1862.  Grace and Emanuel had a son First Lieutenant Roy Mayne who was himself killed in April of 1863 on Island No. 26, of the Mississippi River while serving with the Cavalry assigned to the Mississippi Marine Brigade.

This would put Lieutenant Magruder in the category of nephew and consin to the family of Grace Magruder Mayne.  Lieutenant Magruder was also a graduate of West Point in 1857 and is in their records listed as a nephew of General John Bankhead Magruder, West Point 1830, who served in the Confederate forces during the Civil War.

Authors Note

The person said to have killed Lt. Magruder, was a man by the last name of Poor.  I did a little research and found there was only one man his name was Victor Poor, had a wife name Hannah, they lived in Marysville Township, he was 25 at the time of the killing.

There was one other his name was Henry Poor, lived in Blue Rapids Township, which is two townships south of Marysville, Kansas, he was 28, at the time.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

David F. Deem.

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David F. Deem.

Birth: 1865, Indiana.
Death: 1934.

Wife: Anna Kerr Deem, b Ohio, ( 1870-1936 ).
Married February 20, 1897, at Savonburg, Kansas.

Children: non recorded.

Burial: Mount Moriah Cemetery, Neosho County,

Lived in Stark, Kansas, was a Druggist and sold Tollet articles and ect.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Sarah Ann Chapman.

Picture publish date 1918.
Sarah Ann Chapman.

Birth: 1843, England.
Death: 1931.

Husband: John Chapman, ( 1839-1910 ).

Children: William J., Lucy C., and Edith.

Burial: Highland Cemetery, Wakefield, Clay County, Kansas.

Mr. Chapman came to America in 1869, came to Clay county, Kansas, and settled in section 6, of Republican township.  He was a Farmer on his 80.89 acres of land.  Sarah came to America in 1870, and settled in with her husband. 

Their Post office address was Wakefield, Kansas which was about a half mile east of the farm.  In 1881 the farm was in the hands of John Chapman.  In 1900 the land was in the hands of Fizgerald A. Chapman?  Then in 1918, the land was in Sarah's name again.  When Sarah was in her late 70's or early 80's, she was living with he daughter Lucy C., who was now Mrs. August F. Niemoller.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Joseph S. Lloyd.

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Joseph S. Lloyd.

Birth: 1823, Maine.
Death: Before 1890,

Wife: Sarah A. Lloyd, 1847, Indiana, death unknown.

Children: Jacob, George W., Elmore Lloyd.

Burials: Unknown.

Mr. Lloyd came to Shawnee County and settler in section 24, of Dover township.  He was a Farmer and Stock Raiser on his 320 acres of land.  His post office address was Valencia, Kansas which was 3 miles east of the farm.

He was a Civil War veteran being in the Eighth Iowa Infantry, Company F., Enlister at the age of 42, on October 19, 1864, his residence Black Hawk County, was a Nativity of Maine.  Mustered in October 19, 1864.  Mustered out October 18, 1865, at Montgomery, Ala.
Sarah put in for his pension in 1890.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Enoch Watson.

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Enoch Watson.

Birth: Oct., 1845, Marion County, West Virginia.
Death: Nov. 18, 1930, Caldwell, Canyon County, Idaho.

Son of Ruth Ice and George H. Watson. Married to Mary A. Sylvens on 03 Jan 1864 in Marion County, WV. Married to Helen Glendora "Dora" Howbert on 13 Feb 1876 in Shawnee County, KS. Married to Mary Emma White Margason on 02 Feb 1890 in Douglas Co, KS.

Parents: George Hill Watson (1814 - 1903), Ruth Ice Watson (1811 - 1894)

Wife's: Mary Ann Sylvens Watson (1848 - 1873), Helen Glendora Howbert Watson (1859 - 1888), Mary Emma White Watson (1858 - 1925).

Mary Emma Watson.
Children: Marshall Taylor Watson (1864 - 1946), Walter Henry Watson (1870 - 1954), Demmie Alice Watson Roth (1877 - 1961), Roy Arthur Watson (1891 - 1979).

Burial: Canyon Hill Cemetery, Caldwell, Canyon County, Idaho.

Mr. Watson came to Shawnee County, Kansas in 1864, and settled in section 27, of Monmouth Township.  He was a farmer and Stock Raiser.  His post office address was Watson, Kansas, which is about 5 miles north-east of the farm. Although the records state he settled in section 27, the township map shows he didn't own any land, may have been a renter?

Enoch & Dora Watson Children of 1880, Kansas.
Marshall b. 1864, Walter b. 1871, Denice Watson b. 1878.

Enoch & Mary Emma Watson Children 1900.
Orne O. b., 1883, Roy A. b. 1891, Gorge C. Watson b. 1893.
Taken from census of Monmouth township, Shawnee County, Kansas.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Alfred M. Sage.

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Alfred M. Sage.

Birth: Aug. 6, 1833, Priddy, Somerset, England.
Death: Apr. 17, 1905, Dover, Shawnee County, Kansas.

Parents: Samuel Sage (1775 - 1871), Elizabeth Davis Sage (1805 - 1861).

Burial: Dover Cemetery, Dover, Shawnee County, Kansas.

ALFRED SAGE, farmer, Section 26, P. O. Valencia. Has 335 acres, all under fence, 130 acres under cultivation. Has good improvements, large two-story stone house, containing eight rooms, built in the fall of 1878, at a cost of $1,300. Barn is forty feet square. There are also other buildings, such as cattle stables, granary, etc., and a stone house one-half a mile north of his residence, containing eight rooms. He deals extensively in live stock, keeping 100 to 200 head of cattle. Has also a fine Percheron-Norman stallion, which Mr. M. W. Dunham imported, and was bought by him at a cost of $2,000.

He has also a store room and general stock of goods at the village of Dover, which is in the charge of his son, Squire. He is one of the best farmers in Kansas, and realizes large yields from his crops. He was born in Somersetshire, England, August 6, 1833, and came to America with his mother, settling in Onondaga County, N. Y., where he remained until twenty-one years old. He then moved to Iowa, and from there to Kansas in 1856, locating on the present site of the village of Dover, in which vicinity he has since resided.

In 1871 he purchased the Snider Building, and in partnership with A. D. Craig, he opened a general store, which he kept three years. He then sold out his interest and returned to his farm, where he resided two years. He again entered business at his present stand. He was married at Onondaga, N. Y., in 1854, to Miss Mary Bassett, a native of England. They had five children - Maggie, William, Squire, James and Dudley. His wife died October 28, 1863. On July 23, 1864, he married Mrs. Mary A. Buell, a native of Bedford County, Penn. Mr. Sage has always been an active Republican, and identified with that party since its organization.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Henry M. Steele, Topeka Chief of Police.

Picture publish date 1898.
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Henry M. Steele.

Birth: May 1, 1858, North Carolina.
Death: September 12, 1908.

Wife: Ruth Steele,Connecticut, March, 1863-??
Married about 1887.

Children: Non recorded.

Burial: Topeka Cemertey, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas.

Mr. Steele had many jobs over the years.  He was a Carpenter, Policeman, had a business called ( Ward & Stelle ), Real Estate, later he had his own Real Estate business, and was Topeka Chief of Police.

No one seems to know anything about him, No one can find out when he was elected to office.  I narrowed it down to November, 1897 through November, 1898, why only one year service I couldn't find out.

Henry M. Steel.

Former Police Chief Dies.

Henry M. Steel, chief of police of Topeka under Gov Leedy's administration, died recently of heart disease, he had been sick for several weeks. (Alma Wabaunsee County, Kansas, October 2, 1908, page 3. 

Topeka Daily Capital.
December 1903, page 8.


Police Searched His Office in North Topeka in Search for Liquor. Henry Steele, ex-chief of police, now engaged in the real estate business at 602 North Kansas avenue, was the victim of a mean trick recently, played upon him by his next door neighbor, Tim Durkin, who runs a Joint at C00. Chief McCollum had been informed that Durkin was using the rear of Steele's basement for a storage room for his liquor, feeling secure in the belief that the police would never search there for it. Accordingly on Tuesday night a warrant was sworn out for Durkin at his place at 600 North Kansas avenue which included the search of the basement and premises at 602. Officers Black and Brodis took the warrant, but exceeding their authority, searched the first floor of Mr. Steele's real estate office.

Naturally the ex-chief was considerably riled about the matter and called at the station yesterday to see about it. An explanation was made by Chief McCollum which proved satisfactory. But the funny part of It was that in the area way back of Steele's building a case of Schlitz beer was found. McCollum told the caller of this when Steele exclaimed: Yes. and I found another case hid In In a pile of bricks in the rear of my yard, the next day." "We certainly did not suspect Mr. Steele of runnlnff a joint or anything of the kind," said the chief yesterday. "But we were informed that Durkin was using his building as a storage room, unknown to Mr. Steele, and we thought we would see if we could find the stuff. It seems that we were correctly informed. Mr. Steele has lived here for many .years, and no one would connect him with any unlawful practice." The principal trouble is that Mr. Steele's friends have shown undue enthusiasm In calling him over the 'phone and asking.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Conrad H. Nagle.

Conrad H. Nagle.

Birth: 1848.
Death: 1925.

Wife: Annie Nagle, ( between 1852-1853-1918 ).

Children: Mary A., Ethel, Charles, Frank and Robert Nagle.

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

Lived in the Oakland area, in 1896 he was a School Teacher, and in 1899, was a Justice of peace. in 1912, was a Elevator operator in the Federal building, and in 1921, was Treasurer for the city of Oakland.

Benjamin F. Dole.

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Benjamin F. Dole.

Birth: 1851.
Death: 1936.

Wife: Cynthia Ann Dole, ( 1860-1835 ).

Children  Charley M. "Charles", Arthur, Fannie, Mabel B., Emma.

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

In 1903 was a Dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries, Hardware, Implements, Drugs, Paints,General Merchandise and General Commercial business.

In 1921, was a Grain man, and Stock Raiser, General Merchandise.

His post office address was Canton, Kansas, which was about four miles south-west from the farm.

Part of his land was called Doles Park.

Doles Park, was a country postoffice of Canton township, McPherson county, is located near the eastern boundary, 15 miles from McPherson, the county seat, and about 4 miles from Canton, which is the most convenient railroad station. Post office opened April 13, 1898 and ran to December 31, 1918.  First Post master, Benjamin F. Dole.

In 1883, Benjamin F. Dole, was a 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.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Dow A. Olds

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Dow A. Olds.

Birth: October 20, 1847, Indiana.
Death: March 26, 1925.

Wife: Lucretia Olds, b., Iowa, ( 1853-1932 ).

Children: George, Sarah, Myrtie, Thomas P., and James F. Olds.

Burial: Marvin Cemetery, Marvin, Phillips County, Kansas.

Mr. Olds came to Phillips county some time before 1880, in the 1880's he had settled in section 15, of Valley township where he had 240 acres of land.  He would later settled in section 29, of Solomon township.  He was a farmer and Stock Raiser, on his land of 240 acres.  He was still farming in 1900, but by 1917 he was retired and living in Glade, Kansa.  Although he was no longer farming he owned at lest 748 acres of land. His post office address was Marvin, Kansas, which is about three miles north-east of the farm.  It should be noted that the town of Marvin, was first called Chillicothe and later it was called Glade, Kansas.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Kansans Who Fought For Michigan.

Although these men fought for Michigan, they were true Kansans, as they picked Kansas as their home and to raise their families here and are now buried here.

There are fourteen names on the following list, each is numbered 1-14, after the list there will be their service record, which is also numbered this numbering sys., will match each list, 1-1, 2-2 and so on.
These list are in Alphabetical order.

After both lists you well find a link to their obituaries.

Michigan Alphabetical Index.
1. James E. Alger, Co. A., 3rd., Cavalry, Vol. 33, p. 7.

2. Alonzo H. Britton, Co. A., First Sharpshooters, Vol. 44. p. 14.

3. Max E. "Maxmillian E. A. Buek" or Buck, Co. E., 26th., Infantry, Vol. 26, p. 13.

4. Benjamin F. Cole, Co. D., 3rd., Infantry, Vol. 3, p. 27.

5. Joseph Crockford, Co. D., 26th., Infantry, Vol. 26, p. 21.

6. Horace D. Grant, Co. I., 4th., Infantry, Vol. 34, p. 62.

7. Jacob Helmick, Co. B., sixth Infantry/Heavy Artillery or 6th., Infantry, Vol. 6, p. 67.

8. Christian Howard or Howald, Co. K., 10th., Infantry, Vol. 10, p. 58.

9. William D. Jewell or Jewel, Co. K., 12th., Infantry, Vol. 12, p. 85.

10. William Lassey, Co. A., 4th., Infantry, not on the listing, but is in Vol. 4, p. ?

11. Ephraim W. Lyon, Co. G., 8th., Infantry, Vol. 8, p. 86.

12. B. F. Philo, Co. G., 12th., Infantry, not on listing, but in Vol. 12, p. ?

13. Samuel L. Van Sandt, Co. D., 2nd., Infantry, not on listing, but in Vol.2, p. ?

14. Nathaniel D. Wickham, Co. C., 5th., Infantry, Vol. 5, p.132.

Michigan Service Records.

1. James E. Alger, Veteran, Allegan County.  Enlisted in Company A., Third Cavalry, September 9, 1861, at Saugatuck, for 3 years, Age 27, Mustered in October 3, 1861.  Re-enlisted as Corporal January 19, 1864, at La Grange, Tennessee.  Mustered in January 27, 1864.  Sergeant March 26, 1865.  Mustered out at San Antonio, Texas, February 12, 1866.

2. Alonzo H. Britton.  Enlisted in Company A., Hall's Sharpshooters, September 5, 1864, at White Pigeon, for 1 year, Age 18.  Mustered in September 7, 1864.  Transferred to Company A., First Michigan Sharpshooters, March 15, 1865.  Discharged June 3, 1865.

3. Maxmillian E. A. Buek or Buck, Hamburg.  Enlisted in Company E., Twenty-Sixth Infantry, August 9, 1862, at Hamburg, for 3 years, Age 18, Mustered in September 10, 1862.  Mustered out at Alexandria, Virginia, June 4, 1865.

4. Benjamin F. Cole, Ionia County.  Enlisted in Company D., Third Infantry, May 13, 1861, at Grand Rapids, for 3 years, Age 31.  Mustered in June 10, 1861.  Wounded in action at Groveton, Virginia, August 29, 1862.  Discharged for disability at Newark, New Jersey, February 11, 1863.

5. Joseph Crockford, Sumner. Enlisted in Company D., Twenty-Sixth Infantry, August 15, 1862, at Sumner, for 3 years, Age 44, Mustered in September 15, 1862.  Discharged at Washington D. C., February 24, 1863.

6. Horace D. Grant, Jackson.  Enlisted service in Company I., Fourth Cavalry, at organization, as Captain, for 3 years, Commissioned August 13, 1862.  Mustered in August 29, 1862  Commissioned Major February 23, 1864.  Mustered in March24, 1864.  Taken prisoner near Kingston, Georgia, May 18, 1864.  Resigned and honorable discharged for disability December 11, 1864.

7. Jacob Helmick, Berrien County.  Enlisted in Company B., Sixth Infantry/Heavy Artillery, August 10, 1861, at St. Joseph, for 3 tears, Age 26.  Mustered in August 20, 1861.  Wounded in action at Baton Rouge, La., August 5, 1862.  Corporal June 1, 1863.  Discharged at expiration of term of service at Kalamazoo, Michigan, August 23, 1864.

8. Christian Howard or Howald, Veteran, Cambria.  Enlisted in Company K., Tenth Infantry, December 5, 1861, at Amboy, for 3 years, Age 19.  Mustered in February 6, 1862.  Re-enlisted February 6, 1864, at Rossville, Georgia, Mustered in February 16, 1864.  Corporal July, 1862.  Discharged at Keokuk, Iowa, August 21, 1865, on account of wounds received in action at Jonesboro, Georgia, September 1, 1864.

9. William D. Jewell or Jewel.  Enlisted in Company K., Twelfth Infantry, February 28, 1864, at Lockport, for 3 years, Age 32.  Mustered in February 29, 1864.  Corporal July 15, 1864.  Mustered out at Camden, Arkansas, February 15, 1866.

10. William Lassey, Monroe County.  Enlisted in Company A., Fourth Infantry, June 20, 1861, at Adrian, for 3 tears, Age 19.  Mustered in June 20, 1861.  Corporal September 25, 1861.  Sergeant August 6, 1862, First Sergeant May 1, 1864.Mustered out at expiration of term of service at Detroit, Michigan, June 30, 1864.

11. Ephraim W. Lyon, Flint.  Enlisted service in Company G., Eighth Infantry at organization, as Captain, August10, 1861, at Flint, for 3 years, Age 30.  Commissioned August 12, 1861.  Mustered in September 23, 1861.  Transferred to Company A., September 1, 1862.  Commissioned Major February 1, 1863.  Resigned and honorably discharged March 10, 1863.

12. B. F. Philo or Freeman B. Philo.  Enlisted in Company G., Twelfth Infantry, February 20, 1865, at Bunker Hill, for 1 year, Age 28.  Mustered in February 22, 1865.  Mustered out at Camden, Arkansas, February 15, 1866.

13. Samuel L. Van Sandt.  Enlisted in Company D., Second Infantry, April 20, 1861, at Adrian, for 3 years, Age 20.  Mustered in May 25, 1861.  Corporal March 11, 1862.  Wounded in action at Knoxville, Tennessee, on duty with Company K., Seventeenth Infantry, from January 30, 1864 to April 9, 1864.  Discharged at expiration of term of service at Detroit, Michigan, July 31, 1864.  Present residence Chanute, Kansas.

14. Nathaniel D. Wickham, Clinton County.  Enlisted in Company C., Fifth Infantry, as Corporal, June 19, 1861, at Fort Wayne, for 3 years, Age 20, Mustered in August 28, 1861.  First Sergeant.  Discharged at expiration of term of service August 27, 1864.

Kansas Civil War Veterans Obituaries.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Mahlon Lamb.

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Mahlon Lamb.

Birth: April 17, 1861, Indiana.
Death: April 24, 1919.

Wife: Ruth Lamb, born 1852, Indiana.

Children: Arthur, Clinton L., Orley C., Floyd L., Ida M., and Odessa Lamb.

Burial: North Branch Friends Cemetery, North Branch, Jewell County, Kansas.

Mr. Lamb was born two miles east of New London, Howard county, Indiana, where his parents moved from Randolph, county, North Carolina.  When he was two years of age his parents moved to Grant County, where the early years of his life were spent.

In 1869 he started to learn the carpenter trade, working for his uncle, A. R. Will, how was a prominent contractor.  On January 13, 1872, Mr. Lamb and Ruth Haisley were united in marriage.  They moved Riverton, Freemont County, Iowa, where they lived until the Spring of 1874.  They then moved to Jewell County, Kansas.  Here Mr. Lamb set to work with a determination to work out a comfortable home for himself and family, and the success with which he has met is worthy of note.

He experienced the many hardships with which the frontier men had to contend.  His first home in the western country was a sod house.

In 1878 Mr. Lamb took his family to Pasadena, California, where they lived until 1888, returning to the farm in Kansas, in the Spring of the same year.

Mr. Lamb has worker out for himself and family a pleasant home in Jewell County, and is a man who is well liked by who know him.  He is a public spirited citizen, and has always been prominently identified with matters of local interest.

Robert Peirce.

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Robert Peirce.

Birth: April, 1839.
Death: Unknown.

Wife: Caroline Peirce, ( b., Indiana, August, 1837-? ).

Children: Emmet G. Peirce, ( b., July,  Iowa,  1878-? ),  Merrit V. Peirce, ( b. March, Iowa, 1882-? )..

Burial: Unknown.

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

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Cora M. Shirley Kite.

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Cora M. Shirley.

Birth: September, 1878.
Death: March 1, 1919.

Father: William R. Shirley.
Mother: Elmira H. Yocum Shirley.

Husband: Edward Everett Kite.

Children: Kenneth Kite, ( 1916-1916 ).

Burial: Bird City Cemetery, Cheyenne county, Kansas.

Miss Cora was living in Atwood, Kansas with mother and father, in 1900, she was in School Teaching.  In 1906 she was a Stenographer and Abstractor, in 1910, she was shown as being a Reporter.  Some time after 1910, she met and married her husband and moved to Cheyenne County.  When she died in 1919, at the same county her mother and father were living with her and her husband they were now in their 70's.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Charles D. Muller.

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Charles D. Muller.

Birth: May 11, 1846, Switzerland.
Death: June 13, 1912.

Wife: Ida A. Muller, ( 1865-1911 ).
May had another wife by the name Charlie, Ref. 1910, Kansas Census.

Children: Maude Muller Wilson, Pearl, Grace, Floy and Undrich Muller.

Burial: Nelson Cemetery, Rice, Cloud county, Kansas.

Mr. Muller came to Cloud county in 1879, and settled in section 27, of Nelson township, of Cloud County, Kansas.  He was a farmer and breeder of thoroughbred stock, on his 160 acre farm.  His post office address was Aurora, Kansas, which is three miles south from the farm.

Monday, May 12, 2014

William L. Coryell.

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William L. Coryell.

Birth: September 1837, Michigan.
Death: July 3, 1932.

Wife: Mary S. Coryell, ( 1840-? ).

Children: John E. Coryell.

Family: Daughter-in-law: Bepie A. Coryell.  Granddaughter Chatherine L. Coryell.

Burial: Mount Peace Cemetery, Saint Cloud, Osceola County, Florida.

Mr. Coryell came to Barber county in 1897, and settled in section 2, of Medicine Lodge township. He was a farmer and stock raiser on his 29.59 acres of land, later he became a land lord.  His post office address was Medicine Lodge, Kansas, which is about one mile south-east from the farm.

Mr. Coryell was a Civil War Veteran, his residence was Ridgway, Enlisted in company F., twenty-fourth Michigan infantry, March 14, 1865 at Ridgway, for one year, Age 27, Mustered in March 23, 1865.  Mustered out at Detroit, Michigan, June 30, 1865.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

John B. Hauger.

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John B. Hauger.

Birth: 1859, Ohio.
Death: 1949, Kansas.

Mother: Helmore Hauger.

Wife: Maggie Hauger, ( 1863-1944 ).

Children: Non found.

Burial: Cedar Bluffs Cemetery, Decatur county, Kansas.

Mr. Hauger came to Decatur county in 1888, and settled in section 20, of Beaver township.  Although the records shows he settled in section 20, they don't show him owning any land.  The records do show him owning 80 acres in section 8, of the same township, in 1921.  He was a farmer and stock raiser, his post office address was Cedar Bluffs, Kansas, which was 4 or 5 miles north-east from his home.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Isaac B. Masters.

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Isaac B. Masters.

Birth: 1814, New Jersey.
Death: 1904.

Wife: Mary S. Masters, ( 1817-1909).

Children: George W. Masters.

Burial: Ridgeway Cemetery, Osage County, Kansas.

I couldn't find when Isaac came to Osage county, but he was in section 3, of Ridgeway township in 1879, he was a farmer on his 160 acres of land.  In 1899, he was retired, but still owned the land.  His wife Mary kept house. 

Friday, May 9, 2014

Carrie Dabney.

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The first time I ever heard of Carrie was in 1910, she was living in section 35, of Hill City township in Graham county, Kansas.  She was living on a farm owned by John and Mary Dabney, how their related to her I couldn't find out. 

In 1910, she was 30 years and single and was a school teacher at that time.  She was born in 1880, Tennessee.  Her father was Millie Dabney, mother is unknown, she had a brother Edward Dabney born in Tennessee, in 1910, was 28, years, if I remember right her father was born in Georgia, heir family race was Mulatto.

Henry B. Lowe.

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Henry B. Lowe.

Birth: 1838, Ohio.
Death: February 6, 1911.

Wife: Sarah J. Lowe, ( 1838-1904 ).

Children: William H., Minnie, Mary E., and Lizzie Lowe.

Burial: Caldwell City Cemetery, Caldwell, Sumner county, Kansas.

Mr.  Lowe came to Lyon county, Kansas in 1857, from Greene County, Pennsylvania,.   he would in time settle in the town of Emporia, Kansas.  In 1878, he was the Proprietor of the Central Livery Stable.  He was also at this time the County Sheriff, after 1880 he was at the stables full time.  The family would later go to Caldwell, Kansas where he and wife spent the rest of their lives.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

William W. Cronic.

Picture publish date 1906.
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William W. Cronic.

Birth: 1838, Virginia.
Death Unknown.

Wife: Margaret Cronic, b. 1842, Indiana, d. Unknown.

Children : Twins.

James E. Cronic,b. 1882, Missouri, d Unknown.
Nettie N. Cronic, b 1882, Missouri, d., Unknown.

Burial: Unknown.

Mr. Cronic came to Kiowa county in 1885 and settled in section 20 of Ursula township.  He was a farmer and Stock Raiser on his 160 acres of land.  His post office address was Greensburg, Kansas, which is about 6 miles north-east from the farm.

Authors note.  Some of this information may be in error as he was hard to pin down.  His name was spelled so many different ways some were; Cronic, Cronie, Crome and Cronick.  Under his picture its Cronic, in the directory its Cronie and on the land map its Crome.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Constable Evin Hoops.

EVIN HOOPS, contractor in stone work, located on a homestead one mile south of Marion in 1863. Resided there until the spring of 1872, when he removed to Marion and has since been engaged in contracting. Was born in Rockingham County, Va., January 16, 1832. When about five years of age, his parents moved to New Paris, Elkhart Co., Ind., where he remained until coming to Kansas and learned the trade of stone mason.

Was married in Elkhart County, Ind., February 2, 1860, to Miss Mary A. Griffith and has six children; Carrie B., now Mrs. Levi Billings, of Marion; Nettie, Mary, Jennie, Hugh and Bessie. Has served as Register of deeds and Deputy Sheriff. In the fall of 1882 Mr. Hoops paid a visit to California, for the purpose of improving his health and determination is to settle in the Golden State in the near future.

Authors note. He was also constable for Marion Center in 1866.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

William Supple & Newman Kansas.

Newman, Kansas, 1883.

This is a railroad station on the line of the Kansas Pacific Railroad, about two miles west from Medina. It is located on the level valley lands of the Kansas River. It was laid out in 1867, by H. L. Newman.

The first store was opened in 1867, by Newman & Haston. A post office was established, and A. A. Haston, appointed Postmaster, which position he still holds. He is now sole proprietor of the store and town, and is railroad agent. There are two churches, the Catholic, built in 1868, and a large two-story schoolhouse, erected in 1882. It is also used for church purposes. The population of the village is twelve.

Newman, Kansas, 1912.

Newman, a station on the Union Pacific R. R., in Jefferson county, is located in Kentucky township 13 miles southwest of Oskaloosa, the county seat, and 11 miles east of Topeka. It has express and telegraph offices and a money order post office. The population in 1910 was 60. This town was laid out in 1867 by H. L. Newman, who with a man by the name of Haston, opened a store that year. A post office was established with A. A. Haston postmaster.

Newman Post office.

Newman post office opened on August 26, 1866 and ran to May 30, 1969.

Picture publish date 1899.
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William Supple was a General Merchant, Postmaster, Railroad Agent and Agriculturist, at Newman, Kansas.  Came to Kansas March 17, 1860 and located in Jefferson County, where he remained until 1876.  When he removed to Pottawatumie County of the same state.  He followed Agricultural pursuits, while a resident of the last named county, where he resided until 1899, when he returned to Jefferson county which place has since been his home.

Mr. Supple's home circle consists of a agreeable wife and three bright children upon whom has been bestowed the following  names; William P., born December 27, 1889; Mary born August 17, 1891; and Agnes born January 29, 1893.  His wife was Mary Supple also spelled Supples.  They had another child born in 1899 Allia Supple.

The Iron Box.

Part of Wabaunsee County History.
Written in 1901.
In the spring of 1844 a mule train of forty-three wagons, owned by an American, but manned by Mexican drivers, while encamped 200 yards west of Log Chain Creek, near the Wabaunsee county line, was surprised at night, and of the forty-six men, twenty-seven were killed, and the mules, 500 in number, run off by the outlaws, undoubtedly the gang having their headquarters within one mile of the present site of Harveyville.
In one of the wagons was an iron box 18x12x8 inches containing $75,000 in gold. This treasure box was taken and with the 500 mules represented a fortune a lost fortune to the owner of the train, who
succeeded in getting safely away.

Within forty-eight hours he had ridden to Leavenworth and with a company of cavalry was on the way to the scene of the terrible massacre. But the wagons and harness were all that was left of the splendid outfit. After burying the dead Mexican trainmen the troops attempted to follow the trail of the robbers with the hope of returning to the owner the treasure box and the mules that he might continue his journey to the States. But the herd had been divided and driven in different directions and after unavailing effort to locate the robbers the Captain with his little band struck westward.

At the Little Arkansas an old trapper and plainsman by the name of H. B. Hobbs offering the most reasonable solution of the problem that perplexed the Captain his services were secured to trail the

Hobbs reasoned that the outlaws would not dare to take the mules either to the States or to Mexico but to the only place they could find a safe market-that, in his opinion, was Oregon. Taking a north-east direction the trail of the robbers with the mules was struck on the Smoky Hill. Following this until nearly the head of the stream was reached the troops encountered nineteen of the men in charge of the herd of mules.

In the hard fight that followed fourteen of the nineteen robbers were killed. The other five were taken to Fort Leavenworth, tried, and sentenced to the penitentiary at Alton, Ill., for life. The mules were turned over to the owner but the treasure box was missing. As two of the twenty-one outlaws comprising the gang were unaccounted for it was supposed that to them had been entrusted the keeping of the golden treasure. Diligent search was made in the vicinity of the robbery for the iron box but the result was a grievous disappointment both to the officer in command of the troops and the unfortunate proprietor of the train.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Gottlieb Joss

Pictures publish date 1878.
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Gottlieb Joss, farmer, stock raiser and feeder, proprietor of Maple Grove Stock Farm, Section 22, Township 2, Range 15, P. O. Fairview, was born in Canton Berne, Switzerland, January 24, 1829 and lived in his native country until his fifth year, when his parents immigated (sic) to America, first locating in Weinsberg, Holmes Co., Ohio. Mr. Joss lived in Ohio until the spring of 1858, and then removed to East Troy, Walworth Co., Wis., where he remained six months. From there he came to Kansas, locating in the city of Leavenworth, November 28, 1858, remaining in this city five and a half years, and working at his trade - that of wagon maker.

In the fall of 1863 he removed to Atchison County, where he lived six months, and then removed to his farm in Walnut Township, Brown County, where he has resided since. He is a member of the Congregational Church of Fairview. He was Treasurer of School District No. 16, Brown County, for six years. He took part in the War of the Rebellion, as a member of Captain I. N. Speer's Company, Twenty-second regiment Kansas Militia, and enlisted in Walnut Township in October, 1864; severed one month and was discharged at Kansas City.

He was married in Holmes County, Ohio, May 23, 1852, to Miss Martha Robinett, a native of Ohio. They have nine children living - Christian Frederic, (married to Miss Allie Driblebeis, a native of Ohio), Rosa, Charles W., (married to Miss Hattie Gardner, a native of Kansas), George E., John Frank, William I., Edward C., Jess Warren and Myrtle Leonara. Maple Grove Stock Farm, as Mr. Joss' fine estate is known, is one of the finest and best improved farms in Brown County. It contains 720 acres; is all enclosed by substantial fences; is divided into bottom, timber and upland; is in a high state of cultivation, and is well supplied with water by means of wells, springs and Spring Creek, which flows in a southeast direction the farm.

The orchards cover ten acres. Orchard No. 1 contains 500 apple, 400 peach, and a number of pear and cherry trees. Orchard No. 2 contains about 300 fruit trees of all varieties. There is also a magnificent maple grove on the property, from which the farm takes its name. The improvements are superb, and include among others, a new and modern built family mansion, containing nine rooms, elegantly furnished and surrounded by handsome shrubbery, shade trees and evergreens; two tenant houses, one containing four, the other six rooms; a frame barn, 22x50 feet; a combined granary, corn-crib and implement house, 40x52 feet, etc.

Mr. J. raises 800 bushels of corn; cuts from 50 to 60 acres of hay, yearly; has 80 acres seeded down to timothy, clover and blue-grass; feeds two car loads of cattle; keeps 125 fine-grade cattle; 200 head of Poland-China and Berkshire hogs, and 16 head of horses. Mr. Joss is one of the early settlers of Brown; has made his means here and speaks in high terms of this portion of Kansas. He is an earnest, intelligent and prosperous farmer, and a useful and popular citizen.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Kansas Constables of 1866.

What is a Constable.

A constable is a law officer for a particular area such as a rural township, much like a sheriff (who serves a county) and usually elected, who is responsible for such duties as serving summons, complaints, subpenas, and court orders, assisting the local court, as well as "keeping the peace." In England this was an exalted position as law enforcement chief for an extensive area, but in the United States the office of constable is a dying breed, like Justice of the Peace.

Kansas Town-------Constables  
America City--E. C. Whisler.
Ash Point--Andrew Reagan.
Auburn--Thomas Donman.
Avon--John L. Hughes.
Ayersburgh--Thomas Dalrymple.
Baldwin City--C. B. Buke.
Barrett--W. H. Auld & E. R. Sylvester.
Bazaar--H. Wiggins.
Burlington--E. B. Fonds.
Carson--Morgan Willett.
Cedar Point--William Barnes Jr..
Centrallia--J. Ryan.
Centropolis--Richard Speed & Joshua Hodge.
Circieville--B. Foster.
Coloms-- John Dale.
Cooks Ford--Lewis Rutty & John Helm.
Easton--Silas Langley & H. W. Moore.
Elwood--Ezekiel Cox.
Emporia--O. L. Davis.
Fairland-- William Totten & Francis Riley.
Far West--J. T. Hammond.
Fort Lincoln--Joshua Jewell & William J. Stone.
Fort Scott--John Harris & C. A. Wheaton.
Fort Zarah--David Howe.
Fremont--James D. Wiggins & Willis Stocker. 
Garnett-- J. L. Kertcheval & J. G. Hyattt.
Geneva--W. Jones.
Granada--C. F. Leibeg.
Grasshopper Falls--J. Meiser.
Greeley--Jacob Benjamin & John Fox.
Humboldt--Jacob Schleicher.
Iola--Jacob Dutton.
Lancaster--T. Lewis.
Lecompton City--R. A. Bratten.
Marion Center--E. Hoops.
Medina--George W. Gray.
Monrovia--Samuel Shurck.
Mound City--Jno. H. Blackburn.
Neosho Falls--J. O. Caskey.
Osage ( Miami Co. )--S. Wolhull.
Ottawa--R. E. Jennis.
Ottumwa--John Headlow.
Palermo--W. Briton.
Paola City--James McEwen & D. E. Stevens.
Pardee--S. Brookman.
Pleasant Ridge--James Pittman.
Plymouth--I. Tenis & N. Lockeman.
Robinson--B. F. Smith.
Salina--Simon Garlie & D. R. Maystaff.
Shawnee ( Johnson Co. )--E. Bingham & James H. Gamble.
Solomon City--William Stanton.
Spring Hill--J. F. Dewell & John B. Jackson.
Troy--L. McCarty & William Summers.
Uniontown--J. F. Wright & James Brown.
Vienna--L. M. Benedict & James Stewart.
Wathena--J. O. Larzeleve & John Wyncoop or Wynloop.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Henry Tecomas Fromm.

Picture publish date 1905.
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Henry Tecomas Fromm.

Birth: January 29, 1860, Ohio.
Death: December 27, 1947.

Wife: Elizabeth Jane Matthews Fromm ( 1863-1938, born Indiana.)
She went by Jane E.

Children: Earl G., Gorton P. Fromm.

Burial: Highland Cemetery, Winfield, Cowley county, Kansas.

Mr. Fromm came to Cowley county in 1876, and settled in sections 23 & 26, of Harvey township. He was a dealer in General Merchandise, Wagons, Buggies Etc.  His post off ice address was Atlanta, Kansas, which was 8 miles west of the farm, Atlanta is in Omnia township. .