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.

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