Saturday, January 31, 2015

Newton A. Moore.

Publish date 1902.
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Newton A. Moore. 

 Birth: 1857.
Death: 1928.

Wife: Susan Jarvis Moore (1860 - 1907).

Married February 14, 1883, Osage Mission, Kansas.

Children: Clara E., Stella B., and Roy Moore.

Burial: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Bluff City, Harper County, Kansas.

He lived in Bluff City, Kansas, worked as a Agent for the Longbell Lumber Co.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Calvin Dannels

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Calvin Dannels.

Birth: Feb. 21, 1885.
Death: Feb. 13, 1920.

Parents: Thomas Sewall Dannels (1844 - 1905), Mary Dannels.

Sister: Nettie Dannels.
Brother:  Frank Edgar Dannels

Wife: Stella Dannels.

Children: Violet May Dannels.

Burial: Hatler Cemetery, Wilson County, Kansas.

Its recorded that Calvin lived in section 20 of Cedar Township, of Wilson County, Kansas.  He was a farmer on his 100 acres of land.  His post office address was Altoona, Kansas which is 3 miles north east from the farm.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Samuel Erwin Morlan

Publish date 1904.
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Samuel Erwin Morlan. 

Birth: Nov. 8, 1821.
Death: Apr. 2, 1906.

Occupation: Merchant.

Brother: Steven R. Morlan.

Wife: Anna Byers Morlan (1842 - 1905).
Married abt., 1874.

Children: Clara, Semuel E, Morlan Jr.

Burial: White Rock Cemetery. Republic County. Kansas.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Charles C. Elliott.

Publish date 1905.
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Charles C. Elliott. 

Birth: Dec., 1853
Death: 1929.

Wife: Clarissa Elliott.
Married abt. 1882.

Children: Clyde, Grover, Clarence, Fred L., Beatrice, May and Neva Elloitt.

Burial: Wichita Park Cemetery and Mausoleum, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas .

Mr. Elloitt came to Sedgwick county, Kansas in 1894.  He settled in section 8, of Eagle Township.  He was a farmer on his 80 acres of land, which he would add another 160 acres, later on.  His post
office address was Sedgwick, Kansas, which is about 10 miles north east from the farm.

Charles Henry Woolf.

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Charles Henry Woolf, born October 11, 1854 in Muskingum County, Ohio.

Died May 04, 1945 in Cheney, Kansas.

Married to Nancy Eleanor (Hart) Woolf on December 05, 1876 in Muskingum County, Ohio.

Father of William Turner Woolf (1881-1954), Roy C. Woolf (1879-1949), Ada Bell (Woolf) Roessner (1885-1975), Martha A Woolf (1883-1890), Ida Blanche Woolf (1887-1890), Laura Aurelia Woolf (1894-1898), Hattie Grace (Woolf) Pipkin (1890-1956), Nellie Rose Woolf (1892-?), Hazel Marie (Woolf) Wilmoth (1899-1981), and Jesse Howard Woolf (1902-1990).

Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Cheney, Sedgwick County, Kansas.

C. H. Woolf
Home, publish date 1903.
Mr. Woolf came to Sedgwick county, Kansas in 1883.  He settled in section 23, of Morton Township.  He lived on a 160 acre farm called Evergreen Stock Farm.  Although he lived in the home he didn't own the land.  The land was owned by a other Woolf, but was unable to read the first name.  His post office address was Cheney, Kansas, which is 5 miles north west from the farm.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015


REUBEN STOALABARGER, farmer, Section 23, P. O. Hutchinson. Owns 240 acres, 140 in cultivation, 70 fenced with wire, 5 acres in orchard. Dwelling 16x22, L 12x16, porch 10x16, gable front, one and one-half stories, bank barn 16x32, corn cribs, stock yards, sheds, etc. Has 44 head of cattle, 54 hogs, 4 horses and 2 mules. His wheat average for 1882 was thirty bushels per acre. Was born in Pennsylvania, May 22, 1827, and when sixteen years of age moved to Iowa with his parents.

In 1862, he enlisted in Company C, Fortieth Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry, and served with his command in the Western army and participated in the siege of Vicksburg and taking of Little Rock, and marched to join Banks in the Red River campaign, but he being defeated they had to fall back to Little Rock, keeping up a running fight. After that went to Forts Smith and Gibson and was mustered out in August, 1865.

Came to Kansas in 1873 and located in Langdon Township and when grasshoppers ate up his crops started East, but finally came to this location in 1875 and is well satisfies with his location. Was married October 12, 1853, to Miss Alvira Holloway, a native of Ohio. They have four children - Mary, Amos, William T. and Sarah. Is a member of the Baptist Church and Farmers' Alliance, also Road Master.

Reuben Stoalabarger. 

Birth: May 22, 1827.
Death: Aug. 2, 1887.

Parents: John Stolabarger (____ - 1845), Sarah Stoalabarger Berry (1802 - 1877).

Wife: Alvira Holloway Stoalabaarger.

Children: Mary, Amos, William T., Sarah.

Burial: Laurel Cemetery, Haven, Reno County, Kansas,

Civil War Veteran.

Iowa 40th., Infantry, Co. C.

Stoalabarger, Reuben. Age 35. Residence Indianapolis, nativity Pennsylvania. Enlisted Aug. 20, 1862. Mustered Sept. 27, 1862. Mustered out Aug. 2, 1865, Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Van Buren L Reece.

Publish date 1902.
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Van Buren L Reece. 

 Birth: 1837.
Death: 1920.

Wife: Nancy M Reece (1840 - 1899).

Children: Willie Reece (____ - 1877), Minnie M Reece (1872 - 1891), Gertrude Reece (1879 - 1881), Mary, Carrie and Walter Reece.

Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas.
Buried under the name V. L. Reece.

M.r. Reece came to Douglas County, Kansas, in 1862, and settled in section 23, of Wakarusa Township.  He was a Farmer and Stock Raiser, on his 154 acres of land.  His post office address was Lawrence, Kansas, which was 5 miles north east from the farm.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Thomas S.Lane.

Publish date 1906.
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Thomas S. Lane. 

Birth: Sept. 5, 1859, Illinois.
Death: Sept. 6, 1914, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.

Wife: Lizzie D.,Lane.

Children" Re, Shelvy H., James D., Lindley R., Teresa D., Pina D. M., Goldie A., Alice S. Lane.

Burial: Bucklin Cemetery, Bucklin, Ford County, Kansas.

Mr. Lane came to Ford County, Kansas, and settled in section 28, of Bucklin Township,in 1885.  He was a Farmer and Stock Raiser, on his 480 acres of land.  His post office address was Bucklin,Kansas,which was 5 miles north west from the farm.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

John Nead.

Publish date 1907.
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John Nead.

Birth: February, 1860,Indiana.
Death: 1938,Iowa.

Wife: Jennie M.Nead.
Married 1889.

Children: Vernon F., Claud A., Elmer J., Wain, Viola M., Goldie B.Nead.

Burial: Prairie View Cemetery, Gilman,Marshall County,Iowa.

His wife was not buried with him,I couldn't find her burial site.

Mr. Nead came to Graham County,Kansas in 1883,and settled in section 25,of Hill Cit,Township. He was a Farmer and Stock Raiser.  His post office address was Hill City,which was a few miles south from the farm. He left Kansas some time after 1910,and went toIowa.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Bayless S.Campbell.

Bayless S.Campbell..

Birth: 1840, Highland County,Ohio.
Death: May 28, 1927.

Wife Allice J. Hyness Campbell.
Married November 13, 1866, Highland,Kansas.

Children: None recorded.

Burial: Sweet Home Cemetery, Lebanon,Smith County, Kansas.

Mr. Campbell came to Doniphan County,Kansas, in 1857, he settled in the township of Iowa, in the town of Highland,Kansas.  In 1867, he was a Insurance Agent, later his business was in General Merchandising.

He later moved to Smith County,Kansas, and settled in the township of Oak.  Where he lived in the town of Lebanon,Kansas where he was a Merchant.  Mr. Campbell was also a Civil War Veteran.

Kansas Seventh Cavalry,Co. C.

Bayless S. Campbell, First Lieutenant; Residsence Highland, Kansas; Mustered in October 31, 1863.  Mustered out with Regiment, September 29, 1865.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

George M. Caldwell.

George M. Caldwell.

Birth: March 10, 1840.
Death December 25,1917.

Wife: Emma Spurr Cladwell.
Married October 4, 1881.

Children: Julia H., George M., Charles D. Cladwell.

Burial: Oswego Cemetery, Oswego, Labette County, Kansas.

Mr. Caldwell was living in Chetopa, Kansas,which is in Labette county.  In 1873, he was a Agent for Adams Express Company, on Maple Street.

Mr. Caldwell at some time moved to Oswego, Kansas, I couldn't find out what he did for a living, at this time.  I know he was a Civil War Veteran, being in the Minnesota Cavalry.

Hatch's Battalion Independent Cavalry.

George M. Caldwell: Privatet: Co. F. : Age 23: Mustered in August 30, 1864; Mustered out April 26,1866; Quartermaster Sergeant.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Merrit Noyes.

Merrit Noyes.

Birth: August 15,1842, Massachusetts.
Death: February 13,1889.

Parents: John Newton Noyes and Betsey Bicknell Noyes.

Wife: Hellen " Helen", L. Dailey Noyes.

Children: Alfred H., Walter M., Abbie M. Noyes.

Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Parsons, Labette County,Kansas.

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Mr.Noyes may have been in Parsons as early as 1867.  In 1873 he was making his living as the proprietor of the Parsons House on Riggs Ave.

In 1880 he was in the business of being a Insurance and Real Estate Agt.  Mr.Noyes was also a Civil War Veteran.

Massachusetts Fourth,Infantry Co. E.

Noyes, Merrlt,  Private' residence. Abington; Age 20; Occupation clerk; Enlisted. September. 23, 1862; mustered in. September 26, 1862; wounded Port Hudson, La., June 14, 1863; mustered out Aug. 28, 1863.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

John P Sheilds.

John P. Sheilds.

Birth: Abt. 1816,Pennsylvania.
Death: Unknown.

Wife:Mary A. Sheilds.

Children: John F., Fanny and Ada Sheilds.


It is not known just when Mr. Sheilds came to Labette County,Kansas,and settled in the town of Chetopa,Kansas. Chetopa was just a village in 1869, became a city of the third class in 1870.

The Logan's Railway Business Directory records him in Chetopa in 1873.  He was a Attorney and Justice of the Peace.  In 1880 he was still living in Chetopa, as a Attorney.  After 1880,I lost all track of him.

In 1906, I found a J. F.Sheilds, this bust be his son John F. Sheilds,he was in the business of Lumber, Lime and Cement, ln Chetopa.Again I lost all track of him.  I was unable to find any burials records of any of the family members..

Charles Muller

Publish date 1901.
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Charles Muller.

Birth: May 11, 1848, Switzerland.
Death: Unknown.

Wife: Ida Muller
Married about 1882.

Children: Undrich, Floy, Maud, Grace and Pearl Muller.

Burial: Unknown.

Mr.  Muller came to America  in 1870, and in 1879 he came to Cloud County, Kansas.  He would settled in section 27, of Nelson Township.  He was a Farmer and Breeder of Thoroughbred stock.

He started out with 80 acres, then later added 80 more acres just north of the farm., His post office address was Aurora, Kansas which was 3 miles south from the farm.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Marmaton Kansas.

Here are three different histories of Marmaton or Marmiton Kansas.  This information was taken from three sources and time frames.

Logan's Railway Business Directory, 1873.

Marmaton, Kansas is a flag station 7 miles south of Fort Scott; 117 and a half miles from Sedalia; 306 and a half miles from St Louis.  No houses here only a side track for passing of trans.

Kansas Atlases, Bourbon County,1878.

Marmaton in Marmaton Township,about 8 miles west of Fort Scott,wasonce the County Seat of Bourbon county, and a lively place.  The town was sacked and burned by rebels on the night of October 21,1864, when Major Horation Knowles, Dr. L. M. Shadwick, P.M. Daniel Brown, M.Hawkins and a boy named McGoniole were killed, and Jones & Knowles store burned.

The first building was erected in Marmaton was in 1858.  Some of the best farms in the county lie west of the town in the Marmaton Valley.

Kansas a Cyclopedia of State History, 1912.

Marmaton, one of the historic old towns of Bourbon county, is situated on the Marmaton river and the Missouri Pacific R. R. 6 miles west of Fort Scott. The original town site was located in 1858 and within a short time several buildings were erected. In 1860 a mill was built and in 1862 the town probably reached the height of its prospect. On Oct. 22, 1864, it was sacked and burned by part of Price's army during his raid through Kansas.

When the railroad was built in 1882 it passed about three-quarters of a mile from the town, which was abandoned and a number of the buildings were moved to the railroad. For many years the name was spelled Marmiton, but upon the petition of citizens the name was changed back to the old form in 1882. The new town on the railroad has prospered. It has a money order post office, several good stores, express and telegraph facilities and is the supply and shipping point for a considerable district. In 1910 the population was 108.

Edwin Brooks Rall.

Edwin Brooks Rall.

Birth: May 2, 1838.
Death: Oct. 27, 1929.

Wife: Mary I. Rall (1844 - 1919).

Children: Eddy J., Monroe H., Frank D., Lewis P., Harry E.,Adda, Miran A., Maud B. Rall.

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

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Mr.Rall came to Bourbon county, Kansas in 1859, settled in Pawnee township,in the town of Hiattville,Kansas, he was from McDonough county,Illinois.

He had many business while living in Hiattvolle; Post Master, farmer and Dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries,Wooden and Queen ware.

He must of went back to Illinois just before the start of the Civil War. As he had enlisted in the Illinois 84th.,Infantry Co.A.

After the war he came back to Kansas.In 1927, at the age of 89, he was in the solders home in Leavenworth,Kansas.

Illinois Civil War Detail Report. 

Name: RALL, EDWIN B. Rank: SGT. Company: A. Unit: 84 IL US INF.

Personal Characteristics. Residence: MACOMB, MCDONOUGH CO, IL. Age: 34. Height: 5' 8 1/2. Hair: BROWN. Eyes: GRAY. Complexion: LIGHT. Marital Status: MARRIED. Occupation: FARMER. Nativity: MCCOMB, MCDONOUGH CO, IL.

Service Record. Joined When: AUG 2, 1862. Period: 3 YRS. Muster In: SEP 1, 1862. Muster In Where: QUINCY, IL. Remarks: DISCHARGED JUN 11, 1863 AT CHICAGO ILL.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Bayless S. Campbell.

Bayless S. Campbell.

Birth: 1840.
Death May 28, 1927.

Wife: Alice J. Hynes Campbell.
Married November 13, 1866.

Children: Non found.

Burial: Sweet Home Cemetery, Lebanon,Smith County Kansas.

Batless was born in 1840, in Highland County, Ohio.  Came to Doniphan County, Kansas in 1857.  His business was in General Merchandising. He was County Sheriff, in 1868-1869.  He was also a Civil War veteran, being in the Kansas Seventh Cavalry, Co. C., First Lieutenant; Residence Highland; Mustered in July 23, 1863.  Promoted First Lieutenant October 31, 1863.,

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Andrew M. Cook, Fisherman.

Andrew M. Cook.


Birth:October,1865, Mississippi.
Death: Unknown.

Wife: Lizzie V. Cook.

Children: Mary V. Cook.

Burial: Unknown.

Mr. Cook,lived in Topeka, Kansas and his occupation was that of a Fisherman.  He was a Fisherman from 1899 through 1902.  He caught fresh fish daily and sold them to restaurants and groceries stores.

Mr. Cook, was not the only fisherman to live in Topeka, Kansas, through the years.  Here is a list of them.  Jonas Goss 1872; W. M. Jones 1887-1888; Warren W. Jones 1888-1889; Edgar Yocan 1888-1889; A. Griffin 1899-1900; A. L Hillebert 1905; J. J. Miller 1905.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

William H.Summers.

Publish date 1906.
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William H.Summers..

Birth: 1840,Kentucky.
Death: 1918.

Parent: Elizabeth Summers.

Wife: Martha J. Morgan Summers.

Children: Hattie,Ella, George M., Benjamin,William H. Summers.

Burial: Penokee Cemetery,Penokee,Graham County Kansas.

Mr.Summers came to Graham county, Kansas, in 1890, he settled in section 12,of Millbrook township.  He was a Farmer on his 320 acres of land.  His post office address was Hill City,Kansas, which was 8 to 9 miles north east from the farm.

He was a Civil War veteran, being in the 33rd.,Illinois Infantry, Co. G. Residence Concord,Enlisted August 20, 1861, Mustered out December 6, 1865.  Promoted Corporal; Discharged with Regiment; Veteran.  At the time of his enlistment his age 21; Height 5 feet 9 inches;Hair light; Eyes Blue; Complexion Light.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Peter Hoover.

Publish date 1905.
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Peter "Pete" Hoover. 

Birth: Jun. 4, 1849, Baltimore County, Maryland.
Death: Sept. 19, 1919, Barber County,Kansas.

Married Rose M. Frank in 1875. They had three children: Bert, J.H., and Mrs. R.C. Curry. He separated from his wife in 1884.

He married Maggie Priest in 1904. He was also survived by a sister, Mrs. Caroline Harris, and a brother, Howard Hoover, both of Baltimore, Maryland.

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

Mr.Hoover came to Barber County, Kansas,in 1884.  Settled in section 28, of township 32 range 13.  He was a farmer and stock raiser.  By 1905 he owned well over 1000 acres of land.  He owned land in sections 20,21, 28, 29,30, 31,and 33.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Street Sprinkler Wagons.

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On a hot dry day in the 1870's you would see in Topeka a wagon sprinkling water on the streets.  This was to keep the dirt from blowing in the wind.   These wagons were popular up to the late 1890's.

In the 1870,s there were no paved streets tn Topeka,even after the streets were paved with bricks these wagons were still in used.  These wagons were pulled by two horses and some had sweeper attachments.These wagons were filled with 700 gallons of  water, they were filled at the top of the wagon.

They were filled at fire hydrogen's or city wells. They had to be refilled quite often,as they could only go a couple blocks before they were empty.If you were a driver of one of these wagons you  would be known as a ( Street Sprinkler ).The above picture is what  the wagon used in Topeka may have looked like.

Street Sprinkler Drivers.


Jefferson Davis, ( Colored ).


Robert Batey.


J. G. Taylor.