Monday, June 30, 2014

Fort Aubrey.

If you are interested in Kansas history then one subject of interest would be its forts.  During the Civil War many other state regiments did duty at Kansas forts.  There were many forts in Kansas the more famous were the likes of Fort Scott, Fort Riley and Fort Leavenworth, will the rest were let to pass into history.
One of these was that of Fort Aubrey, its not known when it was built, the Kansas records says  late August or early September of 1865, however it looks like it was built before June of 1862. One of the other state regiments that did duty at Kansas forts or had encampments through Kansas was that of the Forty-Eight Wisconsin, this regiment was organized On February 1, 1865.

Fort Aubrey, in eastern Hamilton County, Kansas, was established by the US Army in the 1850s. It originally had no name and was not made a truly permanent post until 1865. It was originally established to serve as a temporary resting place for traveling troops. The location of the fort is based upon a recommendation by Fran├žois Xavier Aubrey, for whom the fort is named.

The intermittent camp was established at the site of a spring fifteen feet wide and three feet deep. The spring was on Spring Creek, near the Arkansas River, and was on the Santa Fe Trail. The spring was used by soldiers, civilian travelers and Indians as they passed through the area.

The camp had no name for most of its existence. Some structures were built there and these were at times left completely unused. Sometimes details of a few men stayed in the camp to keep it ready for use. 

The camp was named Camp Wynkoop in May 1864, in honor of Fort Lyon's commander, Maj. Edward W. Wynkoop. Around that time a stage station was built at Camp Wynkoop. When the camp was again abandoned in August the stage station remained. The camp was in a dangerous area, as hostile Indians at least once killed four soldiers working near the camp.

Indian troubles in the area increased, so in August or September 1865 a permanent fort, named Fort Aubrey, was built by two companies of the 48th Wisconsin Infantry. The permanent fort was short lived, being closed April 15, 1866.

Kansas State Records.

Fort Aubrey. About the close of the Civil war a number of volun- teer regiments were ordered to the western frontier to quell Indian uprisings, and these men erected several temporary fortifications at various points along the border of civilization. One of these was Fort Aubrey, which was located on section 23, township 24, range 40 west, on Spring creek, about two and a half miles from its mouth, not far from the present village of Mayline in Hamilton county. It was built by Companies D and F. Forty-eighth Wisconsin infantry, under the command of Capt. Adolph Whitman. The exact date of its establish- ment is not certain, but it was late in August or early in Sept., 1865. It was abandoned on April 15, 1866.

Kansas Historical Quarterly, 1973.
ON SEPTEMBER 15, 1865, Bvt. Maj. Gen. W. L. Elliott, at District of Kansas headquarters, Fort Lyon, Colorado territory, issued Special Order No. 20, which stated: "The Post to be established near Aubrey's Crossing of the Arkansas, formerly Camp Wynkoop, will be known as Fort Aubrey."  Located 20 miles east of the Colorado line, at a spring branch, on the north side of the Arkansas, the site was four miles east of present Syracuse, Hamilton county, in Sec. 23, T. 24 S., R. 40 W.
Up to his point all the information gives, credit to the Forty-Eight Wisconsin on establishing the fort.  However you will see in the Wisconsin report that it says nothing about establishing or building or help build the fort.  It only states that they were to report to the fort for duty.  How they got credit for building it I have no idea.   

Adjutant General Report of Wisconsin.
In June of 1865, Company L., was sent to Fort Aubrey.

On the 1st of October, 1865, companies B and I, under command of Major Butt, were ordered to Fort Dodge. Ks ; companies D and F, under Captain Whitman, to Fort Aubrey, Ks., and companies C
and K, under command of Lieutenant Colonel Shears, to Fort Lyon, Colorado Territory. These posts are situated on the Arkansas River, distant from Fort Lamed, as follows : Fort- Dodge, sixty miles ; Fort Aubrey, one hundred and sixty miles; Fort Lyon, two hundred and ten miles. Their duties were escorting mail and government trains, as protection against roving bands of Indians, garrison and fatigue duty.

Forty-Eight Wisconsin, Co. D., Field notes.
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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Henry Pratt.

Capt. Henry Pratt.

Birth: Nov. 29, 1821, West Virginia.
Death: Sep. 23, 1889.

Wife: Susan B.( P. ) Pratt (1821 - 1902)
Received a widows pension August 6, 1890..

Children: Sarah Moore Pratt Nicoll (1864 - 1949).

Burial: Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Larned, Pawnee County, Kansas.

Illinois 115th., Infantry, Regimental History, Company H.

HENRY PRATT, Captain, was born in Ohio, and came to Delavan, Ill., in 1850. He owned a beautiful and productive farm near there, and was a prominent man in the county. He was supervisor for several years. At the organization of the 115th, he left his wife and two little boys to enter the army, and at the end of six months both children were dead. This calamity made him sad and melancholy, and a very severe sickness followed while he was at Richmond, Ky. His fondest hopes being blasted and his health remaining infirm, he tendered his resignation in the spring of 1863, and returned home. He never regained his former health, and after several years' residence in Kansas, was killed by a vicious bull.

Illinois Civil War Detail Report.

Name: PRATT, HENRY. Rank: CPT. Company: H. Unit: 115 IL US INF.

Personal Characteristics. Residence: DELAVAN, TAZEWELL CO, IL. Age: 41. Height: 5' 11. Hair: LIGHT. Eyes: GRAY. Complexion: FAIR. Marital Status: MARRIED. Occupation: FARMER. Nativity: WHEELING, OHIO CO, VA.

Service Record. Joined When: AUG 8, 1862. Joined Where: TAZEWELL CO, IL. Period: 3 YRS. Muster In: SEP 13, 1862. Muster In Where: CAMP BUTLER, IL. Remarks: RESIGNED APR 16, 1863 AT FRANKLIN TENN.

Friday, June 27, 2014

John W. Graves..

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John W. Graves.

Birth: January, 1840, Indiana..
Death: 1923.

Wife: Eva Wells Graves (1846 - 1925)
Married about 1866.

Children: Frank Graves..

Burial: Douglass Cemetery, Douglass, Butler County, Kansas.

Mr. Graves came to Kansas, in 1868, and settled in Butler county, Kansas, in  section 17, of Douglass township.  He was a farmer of over 320 acres of land value of $1,600, dollars.  His post office address is Douglass, Kansas, which is a round one mile south east from the farm.

Daniel Boyden.

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Daniel Boyden.

Birth: Sep. 10, 1840, Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
Death: Dec. 21, 1898.

Wife: Sarah A Boyden (____ - 1879).

Children: Frank C Boyden (____ - 1880), Daniel Boyden (____ - 1880).

Burial: Benton Cemetery, Benton, Butler County, Kansas.

DANIEL BOYDEN, Deputy County Recorder, is a native of Massachusetts, and was born in Lowell, September 10, 1840. At an early age he removed to Boston, where he was educated and reared, and from there went to New Orleans and eventually located in Mason County, Ill., where he was engaged in farming and mercantile pursuits for several years. He enlisted in Company B., Seventy-third Illinois Volunteer Infantry, serving through the greater portion of the Rebellion. On the 17th of September, 1871, he came to Kansas, settling in Benton Township, Butler County, engaging in farming. For two terms he was Trustee of Benton Township, and for the past three years has been Deputy Register of Deeds. Mr. B. is Adjutant of the W. H. L. Wallace Post, No. 66, G. A. R. He is one of the popularly known men of the county.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Major John F. Hess.

Ohio 96th., Infantry, Regimental History.
Field and Staff.

Surgeon John F. Hess. Age 32 ; date of commission as Assistant Surgeon August 14, 1862 ; on detail with 13th I. U. S. A., from December, 1862, until April 1, 1863, when returned to Regiment ; promoted to Surgeon, and commission dated April 2, 1863, and mustered September 29, 1863. Battles: Chickasaw Bayou, Arkansas Post, Vicksburg, Jackson, Grand Coteau Sabine Cross Roads, where captured and on duty with Union wounded in rebel hospitals ten weeks, at Mansfield, Louisiana; exchanged and returned to Regiment June 19, 1864; Fort Gaines, Fort Morgan, Spanish Fort and Fort Blake Mobile and Whistler. Mustered out with the Regiment July 7, 1865. Great Bend, Kansas.

Birth: February, 1830, Pennsylvania.
Death: between 1900-1910.
Burial: Great Bend Cemetery, Great Bend, Barton County, Kansas.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Peter Ausemus Huddleston.

Peter Ausemus Huddleston.

Birth: Sep. 15, 1843, Brown County, Illinois.
Death: Aug. 4, 1933, Bennett, Adams County, Colorado.

Wife: Mary Elizabeth Culwell Huddleston (1844 - 1928).
Married about 1868..

Children: Samuel, John S., Phillip A., John, Sarah J., Lena M., Harriet G., and Martha Huddleston

Burial: Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah.

Mr. Huddleston came to Kansas some time after the Civil War.  He settled in Logan county Kansas,  His post office address was Monument, Kansas, were he was a farmer.

Illinois 50th., Infantry, Regimental History.

Peter Huddleston now of Monument, Kansas, a farmer, aged 17 when he enlisted at Clayton, in Company B., as a private.  Served with the regiment continuously and re-enlisted as a veteran.  Was wounded at Lay's Ferry, May 15, 1864, in both knees, and mustered out with company , July 13, 1865.

Illinois State Records.

Peter Huddleston, private, 50th., Illinois Infantry, Co. B., residence North East, enlisted August 20, 1861, mustered in September 20, 1861, re-enlisted as a veteran.  Mustered out July 13, 1865.
Height: 5ft. 8in., Hair: Black, Eyes: Black, Complexion: Black.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Jacob W. Smith.

Picture publish date 1905.
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Jacob W. Smith.

Birth: 1845, Iowa.
Death: 1915.

Wife: Elizabeth Smith, b. Missouri.

Children: Ralph, Maud, E. Phoebe, Everett and George Smith.

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

Mr. Smith, came to Decatur county, Kansas, and settled in section 24, of Liberty township in 1879.  He was a Farmer and Breeder of Thoroughbred Cattle and Poland China Hogs.  His farm was 320 acres.  His post office address was Oberlin, Kansas, which is 2 miles south from the farm.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Rev, Fletcher D. Baker D. D.

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Fletcher D Baker.

Birth: Nov. 25, 1844.
Death: Oct. 8, 1914.

Wife: Lydia Ella Baker.

Burial: Gypsum Hill Cemetery, Salina, Saline County, Kansas.

115th., Illinois Regimental History.

BAKER, REV. FLETCHER D., D. D. ; was with the regiment from the beginning to the end of his service, never missing to exceed ten days from duty. On leaving the army he a tended school at Valparaiso, Ind., and then at DePauw University. He entered the Northwest Indiana conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church in September, 1871, and removed to  Kansas in 1878. He is now presiding elder of the Concordia district. He is a merfiber of the G. A. R. and is active in  this work. He married Miss Ella Vanarsdel in 1872. They now reside in Concordia, Kan.

Illinois Civil War Detail Report

Name: BAKER, FLETCHER. Rank: PVT. Company: B. Unit: 115 IL US INF.

Personal Characteristics. Residence: PICKAWAY, SHELBY CO, IL. Age: 18. Height: 5' 8. Hair: DARK. Eyes: BLUE. Complexion: FAIR. Marital Status: SINGLE. Occupation: FARMER. Nativity: SOUTH BEND, ST JOSEPH CO, IN.

Service Record. Joined When: AUG 7, 1862. Joined Where: SHELBY CO, IL. joined By Whom: GEO A POTEET. Period: 3 YRS. Muster In: SEP 13, 1862. Muster In Where: CAMP BUTLER, IL. Muster Out: JUN 11, 1865. Muster Out Where: CAMP HARKER, TN. Muster Out By Whom: CPT NICHOLAS.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Carr Beebe.

Picture publish date 1904.
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Carr Beebe.

Birth: March, 1854, Michigan.
Death: 1950?
Age: 96.

Wife: Mary A. Beebe.

Children: Harry, Owen, Nellie, Grace, Wallace Beebe.

Burial: Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas.

Authors note. Both seem to be buried there but the cemetery records need to be research more before stating as fact.

Mr. Beebe came to Stafford county, Kansas, in 1891, and settled in section 34, of East Cooper township.  He was a Farmer and Stock Raiser, on his 320 acres of land.  His post office address was Stafford, Kansas, which is between 7 or 8 miles south west of the farm.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

William McCracken

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William McCracken.

Birth: March 16, 1826, Pennsylvania.
Death: March 20, 1906.

Wife: Mary ( Lindsey ) McCracken.

Children: Non recorded.:

Burial: Park Cemetery, Sunnydale, Sedgwick County, Kansas.

Mr. McCracken, came to Sedgwick County, Kansas in 1872, and settled in section 22, of Grant township.  His farm was 152.50 acres and was known as the Sunny Dale Fruit & Flower Farm.  He was known for his Floral Culture and Nursery.  His post office address was Valley Center, Kansas, which is about 5 miles south west from the farm.

WILLIAM McCRACKEN, farmer and fruit grower, Section 22, P. O. Sunnydale, is the son of Robert and Catharine McCracken. Was born in 1826, in Allegheny County, Pa., and in 1853, married Miss Mary Lindsey. Mr. McCracken removed to Illinois where he resided for many years, and came to Kansas in the fall of 1872 and located the following spring. Of his 270 acres the greater part has been improved, and while devoting considerable attention to agriculture he has made a specialty of fruit raising.

His orchard contains 25,000 peach, 3,500 apple, 3,000 cherry, 1,000 pear and about 500 plum trees, while ten acres are devoted to raising choice varieties of berries and other small fruits. Flora, too, has been remembered, there being in addition to other flowers at least forty varieties of the rose, while throughout the entire farm evergreens and other ornamental shrubs are tastefully interspersed so as to blend in one harmonious whole, while at a short distance from his residence he has a fish- pond well stocked with German carp.

His residence, which was erected in 1879, at a cost of $4,000, is one of the finest in the county. Although now possessing one of the finest fruit farms in the State, Mr. McCracken had from the first to contend with many difficulties; having naturally a taste for horticulture, he determined from his first location here to establish such a farm as he now has. At great labor and expense he had in 1874 made considerable progress when the grasshoppers destroyed all his trees, thus entailing upon him a loss of $4,000; but nothing daunted, he determined to succeed in his undertaking and replanting the following spring, his industry was rewarded three years later by selling $2,200 worth of fruit in the short space of three months.

In 1879 he sold $5,000 worth of fruit. He has never since had a failure of his crop, thus showing what may be attained by industry, perseverance and patience, assisted by the fertile soil and genial climate of Kansas. Mr. McCracken is a member of the Horticultural Society, which meets monthly at his house. He is also a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and is a liberal-minded, public-spirited and enterprising citizen. He has contributed towards building five different churches. The money which he extends in charity amounts to hundreds of dollars annually, while he has ever evinced a warm and active interest in all that pertains to the welfare of the community.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Charles K. Sourbeer.

Picture publish date 1909.
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Charles K. Sourbeer.

Birth 1869, Pennsylvania.
Death Unknown.

Father: Frank or Franklin Sourbeer.
Bother: Anna M. Sourbeer.

Wife: Unknown.

Children: Unknown.

Burial: Unknown.

He was in the Jewelry business in Meade, Kansas.

Authors note.  If you have any information to fill in the blanks I would like to hear about it.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

William Mark Moon.

Picture publish date 1908.
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William Mark Moon.

Birth: January 30, 1848.
Death; April 14, 1935.

Burial; Aubry, Cemetery, Aubry, Johnson County, Kansas.
Buried next to his wife, Ella M. Moon.

WILLIAM MARK MOON, farmer, P. O. Aubry, was born in Medina county, Ohio, January 30, 1848. In 1855 his parents emigrated to Grundy County, Ill., where the subject of our sketch was reared on a farm. In 1868 he came to Johnson County, Kan., located in Aubry, and has since given his attention to farming and raising stock. His farm consists of 215 acres, 165 of which are under cultivation. Mr. Moon was married in Aubry in June, 1871, to Ella Turner, a native of Ohio. They have three children - Florence E., Roland, and Lena M.

His farm was called Willow Dale Farm. His first post office address was Aubry,Kansas, later it was Stillwell, Kansas, both towns are within 3 miles west of the farm.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Christopher Allen Charters.

Christopher Allen Charters.
Birth: December, 1833, Longford County, Ireland.
Although his head stone states 1833, all census state 1840-1841?
Death: February 23. 1919.
Wife's First wife was Rebecca Jane Cohn Charters., ( 1836-1904 ), married on February 4, 1878, in Coffey Co., Kansas.
Second wife was Clarrisa Johnson Charters, married on May 10, 1905.
Children: Horace Charters, born to Rebecca. Stepson Thomas A. Chambers.
Burial: Big Creek Cemetery, Burlington, Coffey County, Kansas..
Christopher was the first and only Postmaster of Crotty, Kansas, ( 1887-1906 ), was also a Farmer and a Grocer.  His son Horace was a Watch repairer and stepson Thomas was a Farm laborer.
Christopher was also a Civil War Veteran, of the 62nd., New York Infantry.
New York State records.

CHARTERS, CHRISTOPHER A.—Age, 28 years. Enlisted, May 3, 1861, at New York city, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. C, July 3, 1861; promoted corporal, April'1, 1862; returned to ranks, August 21, 1862; promoted sergeant, October 20, 1862; re-enlisted as a veteran, January 1, 1864; promoted sergeant-major, January 14, 1865; mustered out with regiment, August 30,1865, at Fort Schuyler, New York Harbor.

Christopher got a pension and on July 9, 1890, Clarrisa became his Beneficiary, why not Rebecca I have no idea.

Monday, June 16, 2014

James Barnhill.

Picture publish date 1902.
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James Barnhill.

Birth: February, 1830. Pennsylvania.
Death: Unknown.

Wife: Elmira J. Crosby Barnhill, died before 1892.
Father: Joseph A. Crosby.
Mother: Mary J. Borchus betts.
Her second husband was a Betts.

Elmira J. Barnhill, first husband was Thomas Moore.

Children: Albert George T. Barnhill, Bertha A. or E.  Barnhill and Blanch M. Barnhill, Julia Maria Barnhill, Mary Minerva Barnhill and John Robert Barnhill.  All born in Blue Creek township, Paulding county, Ohio..

Burial: Unknown.

James Barnhill, was a widower when he came to Kansas in 1885.  He settled in section 16 of Grant township of Harper County, Kansas.  He was a Farmer on his 160 acres of land. His post office address was Du Quoin, Kansas which is 2 miles north from the farm.  He went back to Ohio between 1903-1907.

He was a Civil War veteran, but you would be likey to find any prof.  You will find no record of his service.  He is not in the Adjutant General Office of Ohio, files, nor in any state records or National Park Service Database.  But he indeed was in the service, as he received a pension. in Kansas, and in 1903, it states he was in Company A. of 42nd., Ohio Infantry.  His pension file for 1907, Ohio states the same, no rank is given.  

Saturday, June 14, 2014

I. D. Fox.

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I. D. FOX came to Emporia in 1869, and the following year engaged in the book and stationery business in partnership with Mrs. E. Trask, adding piano, organ and music merchandise to the business in 1875. From 1878 to the fall of 1880 he was a partner with D. Thomas & Co., dry goods merchant, and in the spring of 1881 the firm of I. D. Fox & Co., engaged in the jewelry business. Mr. Fox has a stock ranch on the Neosho River in Americus Township, having 130 head of hogs and 100 head of other stock. He is a native of Batavia, Genesee Co., N. Y., born January 3,1845. Prior to his removal to Kansas he had lived in Monroe, Chenango and Wayne counties, N. Y., emigrating from the latter. He was married in Peru, Ind., November 16, 1876, to Ella M. Trask. Mr. and Mrs. Fox buried one child in 1881, Ethel Clara, aged four years. Mr. Fox settled on a farm near Carbondale, Osage County. In 1860, when he first arrived in Kansas, where he resided until he came to Emporia In 1869. His father, Jared W. Fox, still lives in Carbondale. Mrs. E. Trask, partner of Mr. Fox, and widow of Edward Trask, who was killed at the battle of Springfield, was for twelve years postmistress. Mr. and Mrs. Trask were early settlers of Butler County, Kansas.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Alford Alfred Mansur, Post master of Yellow Paint, Kansas.

Alford Alfred Mansur.

Birth: Jul. 5, 1819, Monroe, Waldo County, Maine.
Death: Jul. 18, 1896, Uniontown, Bourbon County, Kansas.

Parents: James Mansur (1795 - 1862), Sarah Ford Mansur (1803 - 1880)

Wife: Dora Deborah Reynolds Mansur (1818 - 1884).

Children: Richard Ford Mansur (1839 - 1909), Moses Mansur (1841 - 1894), Hannah Dora Mansur Daggett (1846 - 1911), Martha J Tice (1853 - 1925).

Burial: Marion Cemetery, Redfield, Bourbon County, Kansas.

Mr. Mansur came to Bourbon County and settled in section 8, of Marion township.  He had 160 acres of land, on which a Post office was opened.  It was called "Yellow Paint", later to be known as "Paint Creek".  He was post master from its opening August 17, 1874 through December 14, 1877. the post office closed on February 29, 1888. 

More then likely it got its name from "Yellow Paint Creek", which ran close by.  Mr. Mansur who later ended up in the poor farm and in 1896 would kill himself by jumping in a well.  If you would like to read his long Obit, take this line.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Wyatt Stanley.

Picture publish date 1902.
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Wyatt Stanley.

Birth: 1835.
Death: 1910.

Wife: Helen T. Stanley, ( 1840-1929 ), b. Kentucky.

Children: Marguerit Stanley.

Burial: Forest Park Cemetery, Anthony, Harper County, Kansas.

Mr. Stanley came to Harper county in 1901 and settled in section 12, of Anthony township.  He was a Farmer and Stock Raiser on his 320 acre farm.  His post office address was Anthony, Kansas, which is 2 miles south from the farm.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Clayton Walters Hodgen.

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Clayton Walters Hodgen.

Birth: 1878, Iowa.
Death: Unknown.

Wife: Laura Hodgen.

Children: Roy L., and Earl W. Hodgen.

Burial: Unknown.

Mr.  Hodgen came to Sherman County, Kansas in 1905.  Settled in the town of Goodland, Kansas, there he was a Architect and Contractor.  His youngest son Earl was killed in Iowa, when the car he was riding in was struck by a train in Iowa,   He was born in Kansas ( 1906-1917 ).  Mr .  Hodgen singed up for W. W. I, in 1918.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Sherburne Peabody.

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Sherburne Peabody.

Birth: 1846, Maine.
Death: 1930.

Wife: Sarah E. Peabody, ( 1850-1918 ).
Married 1869.

Children: Russel S. Body, ( 1879-1936 ), Henry H. Peabody, ( 1883-1908 ).

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Henry W. Barber.

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Henry W Barber.

Birth: Jan. 30, 1843.
Death: Jan. 2, 1926, Ransom, Ness County, Kansas.

Parents: Romanta Barber (1799 - 1853), Lydia Foote Barber (1805 - 1881).

Brother and sister: Melinda E Barber Reeder (1832 - 1913), Henry W Barber (1843 - 1926).

Wife: Frances Maria Woods Barber (1843 - 1928).

Children: Frederick Abner Barber (1867 - 1940). Adelbert Harry Barber (1870 - 1966). Mabel Irene Barber Lynn (1875 - 1961). Millie Alice Barber Jackson (1878 - 1966). Dora Belle Barber Barkley (1881 - 1959).

Burial: Ransom Cemetery, Ransom, Ness County, Kansas.

Mr. Barber came to Ness county, Kansas, in 1889 and settled in Nevada township in the town of Ransom, Kansas, where he was a postmaster and Dealer in Coal.

He was also a Civil War veteran, was in the 41st., Ohio Infantry Co. A.

BARBER, HENRY. Age 18. Entered the service Aug. 23, 1861, 3 years. Mustered out Aug. 26, 1864, on expiration of term of service. Battles engaged in: Shiloh, Stone River, Chickamauga, Resaca. Wounded in right arm at the battle of Shiloh, Tenn.. April 7, 1862.  Received his pension in 1880, after his death in 1926, his wife received it.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Kansas News Out Of Minnesota.

The following News Stories comes from the Shakopee Weekly Argus, and the Shakopee Argus of Shakopee, Scott County Minnesota.  These stories are not in a yearly order.

Thursday November 26, 1868.

General Sheridan telegraphed on the 15th to Adjutant General Caffee, at Lawrence, Kansas, that he had picked up, south of the Arkansas river, a deranged woman. All that could be got out of her was her name was Mary Giffer.  It is supposed that she had been carried off by Indians and escaped.

Thursday, January 7, 1869.

The Missouri Republican of the 31st ult.  Has a special from Topeka, Kansas, which says reports have been received of another fight with Indians, which took place in the Washita Mountains.
A large number of Indians are said to have been killed.  Satana, Chief of the Kiowa, and Little Raven, of the Arrapahoes, were taken prisoners.  The Indians engaged were the Kiowa's, Cheyenne's and Arrapahoes.

Thursday, September 9, 1869.

Mrs. Samuel Paul, wife of one of the oldest citizens of Leavenworth, Kansas, accidentally poisoned herself the other day, by taking a dose of arsenic under the belief that it was sulfur.

Thursday, September 17, 1868.

Two men were killed and scalped by Indians near Sheridan, Kansas, on the 7th inst.

Thursday, October 8, 1868.

The Adjutant General of Kansas, received information on the 1st that a party of 25 to 40 Indians, supposed to be Pawnee's carried off Mr. and Mrs. Bassett from the home, twenty-five miles from Salina.  Mrs Bassett having a baby only two months old, was not able to travel, and was left on the prairie with her child, entirely stripped of her clothing.

The Atchison ( Kansas ) Patriol, is informed that every brick used in the construction of a large Catholic church in that city contains a quantity of fine gold.  The brick were manufactured at a kiln in the vicinity of Atchison.

A Lawrence, Kansas, dispatch of the 21st; "Colonel Forsyth and the men wounded in the late Indian fight are improving rapidly and are more determined than ever to fight the Redskins."

Thursday, April 15, 1869.

A sad affair occurred near Clyde, Cloud County, Kansas, a few nights ago.  Mr. S. F. Wilson was aroused by what he supposed the barking of a wolf, went to the door and fired both barrels of his shot gun at the object.  In the morning he discovered three dogs, and the dead body of Miss Caroline Meyers, about twenty-three years of age, whose parents resided sixteen miles distant.  The supposition is that she was out hunting stock, and got bewildered.

Tuesday, September 19, 1865.

Two men ( Black and White ), sat down on the open prairie near Lawrence, Kansas, last Sunday afternoon 3d inst., to play a game of cards, the stakes being their pistols.  The negro won, whereupon the white man shot him dead, and the dead body was found holding the cards.  The affair was seen by people at a distance, but the murderer stole the negro's pony and made his escape.

Thursday, March 21, 1867.

The body of a female, in an advanced stage of decomposition, was found, on Tuesday night the12th, on a sand bar in the river, opposite the town of Atchison, Kansas.  It had been terribly mutilated by the dogs, the gathering of which round the carcass led to its discovery.

Thursday, May 9, 1867.

About 3 o'clock p. m., on Wednesday the 24th, an earthquake was felt with more or less severity nearly all over Kansas, and Missouri.  It was reported as extending as far east as St. Louis, and as far east as Junction City, Kansas.

Thursday, November 14, 1867.

The Kansas Daily Tribune of an late date published a "Canine Story" to the effect that a dog was accidentally shut up in a room and remained there sixteen days without food or drink.  When released the dog was "Some what thin, but otherwise in good health and spirits, and seemed relish a square meal" "Amazingly."

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Clark Johnson Hose

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Clark Johnson Hose

Birth: Mar. 22, 1848, Ohio.
Death: 1930.

Father: John Hose.
Mother: Annie Johnston Hose.

Sisters: Sarah I., Nancy F., and Tabitha A. Hose.

Wife: Katie Adell Haling Hose (1856 - 1930).
Married March 27, 1879, Lyman, Ford County, Illinois.

Children: Non recorded.

Burial: Osborne Cemetery, Osborne, Osborne County, Kansas.

Mr.  Hose came to Osborne County, Kansas, and settled in section 31 of Bethany township.  He was a Farmer and Breeder of White Holland Turkey's and White Plymouth Rock Chickens.  The farm was called Hill View Poultry Farm.  He owned 118.60 acres.  His wife Katie owned 79.10 acres, in the same section. Their post office address was Osborne, Kansas, which is three miles south from the farm.


C. M. Ott.
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Christian M. Ott.

Birth: October 31, 1835, Germany.
Death: July, 1907.

Wife: Justina Schieve Ott, ( 1838-1920 ).

Children: Henry, Charles, Albert and Emma Ott.

Burial: Olathe Memorial Cemetery, Olathe, Johnson County, Kansas.

Charles Ott.
CHRISTIAN M. OTT, proprietor of the Olathe Roller Flour Mills, was born in Germany, October 31, 1835; came to America in 1849, and resided in Alton, Ill., where he learned the trade of baker and confectioner serving an apprenticeship of four years. He then worked at his trade in New Orleans until the spring of 1857, when he came to Kansas, and was for a short time engaged in the bakery business in Independence, Mo. He then opened a bakery and grocery store in Olathe, conducting it for twelve years. In 1868 he built his present mills and has run them, except for three years, since. He has just added rollers, which are machinery for making new process flour. The engine has the capacity of fifty-horse power, and the mill consumes 500 bushels of wheat daily. In 1873 Mr. Ott also opened a furniture factory and store at Ottawa, Kas., in company with A. Gottschalk. His interest in this is managed by his son Henry. Mr. O. was married in Olathe, in September, 1860, to Justina Schieve. They have four children--Henry, Albert, Charles and Emma.

Albert Ott.

Authors note.  Charles and Albert established a Groceries, Queens ware, Meat market and Bakery in Olathe, Kansas, in 1891, called Ott Brothers

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Helmuth Stach.

Picture publish date 1906.
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Helmuth Stach.

Birth: July 17, 1876, Germany.
Death: July 16, 1935.

Father: Edward Stach.
Mother: Bertha Fenske Stach.

Wife: Antonic Stach, ( April 1, 1881-January 6, 1969 ).

Children: Walter, Clarence and Wanda Stack.

Burial: Salem Cemetery, Edwards County, Kansas.

Mr. Stack came to Edwards county in 1890, and settled in section 29, of Logan township.  Not only was he a Farmer and Stock Raiser on his 320 acre farm, but was a Threshing machine operator.  His post office address was Kinsley, Kansas, which was around eight miles south from the farm.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

John B. Frost.

Picture publish date 1901.
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John B. Frost.

Birth: October 1, 1823, Vermont.
Death: June 3, 1911.

Wife: Rhoda Terry Frost, ( 1841-1908 ).

Children: Non Found.

Burial: Indian Hill Cemetery, Chapman, Dickinson County, Kansas.

Mr. Frost came and settled on Chapman, Kansas in 1883, he was the Justice of the peace and Notary and Collector.

Monday, June 2, 2014

John C. Burner.

Picture publish date 1905.
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John C. Burner.

Birth: Oct. 25, 1840, Knox County, Illinois.
Death: Jan. 8, 1917, Kansas.

Parents: Daniel Green Burner (1814 - 1903), Melissa Gum Burner (1822 - 1853).

Wife: Martha J. Shaver Burner (1844 - 1924).

Children: Alta Hortense Burner Kennedy (1866 - 1933), Frank Burton Burner (1867 - 1921), Judge D. Burner (1873 - 1906), Oscar Green Burner (1874 - 1934), Earl Lester Burner (1886 - 1951).

Burial: Sunset Lawns Cemetery, El Dorado, Butler County, Kansas.

Mr.  Burner came to Butler county in 1871 and settled in section 32, of El Dorado township.  He was a farmer and Stock Raiser on his 160 acre farm.  His post office address was El Dorado, Kansas, which was between 6 and 7 miles north-east from the farm.

Mr. Burner was a native of Illinois, and was born in Knox County, October 25, 1840. He was educated and reared in that State, coming to Kansas in the spring of 1871. He has since been identified with the stock interests of Butler County. He was married in Knox County, Ill., to Miss Martha J. Shaver, March 24, 1864.