Saturday, May 30, 2015

Charles A. Glancey.

Publish date 1905.
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Charles A. Glancey

Birth: Jun. 6, 1841.
Death: Mar. 23, 1929.

Wife : Jane Glancey, ( 1840-1932. )

Children: Jessie L., Lyman A., Edith E., Mary E Glancey..

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

Mr. Glancey came to Butler County, Kansas in 1870, and settled in Bruno township.  He was a Farmer and Stock Raiser, he owned 328.80 acres in sections 4 & 5.  His post office address was Andover, Kansas which was 3 miles south west from the farm.

He was also a Civil War Veteran.

Ohio State Records.

Charles A. Glancey, Sergeant; Age 21; Enlisted August 5, 1862, for 3 years; Mustered in as Private; Appointed Sergeant from Corporal, December 20, 1864; Mustered out with company June 3, 1865. 

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Patrick Quinn.

Patrick Quinn.

Birth: Oct. 1, 1858, Scotland.
Death: Dec., 1948, Pittsburg, Crawford County, Kansas.

Wife: Susan Crilly Quinn (1867 - 1945).
Married 1884.

Children: Joe Quinn (1887 - 1918), Ann Quinn Naylor (1890 - 1970), Mary Quinn (1892 - 1900), Margaret Quinn Fields (1895 - 1988), Susie Quinn (1897 - 1900), Elizabeth A Quinn Pryor (1909 - 2004).

Burial: Saint Bridget Cemetery, Scammon, Cherokee County, Kansas.

Author.  He lived in Cherokee County, Kansas in the town of Scammon, Kansas, where he was into Soda Pop Manufacturing and owner of a Coal mine.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Artemus Ward Weekley

Publish date 1917.
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Artemus Ward Weekley.

Birth: Jun., 1840, Ohio.
Death: Nov. 23, 1920, Norton County, Kansas.

Wife: Emma Waltin Weekley (1849 - 1914).

Children: Christopher J Weekley (1873 - 1965), Martha Jane Weekley Sheley (1886 - 1980), Harvey Weekley (1890 - 1957), Stanley Weekley (1894 - 1940).

Burial: Norton Cemetery, Norton, Norton County, Kansas.

Mr. Weekley came to Norton county and settled in section 6, of Belle Plain township.  He was a Farmer, and his post office was Norton, Kansas, which was 3 miles north west from the farm.

Mr. Weekley was also a Civil War Veteran, being in the seventh Iowa Infantry, CO. C.

Weekley, Artemus, Private; Age 20. Residence Mahaska County, nativity Ohio. Enlisted Aug. 25, 1862. Mustered Aug. 25, 1862. Mustered out June  3, 1865, Washington, D. C. 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Robert Peirce.

Publish date 1908.
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Robert Peirce.

birth: April, 1839, Ohio.
Death: Unknown.

Wife: Caroline Peirce, ( 1837-? ).

Married 1860.

Children: Emmet G., Merrit V. Peirce.

Burial: Unknown.

Mr. Peirce came to Jewell county, Kansas, in 1896, and settled in section 28, of Walnut township.  He was a Farmer on his 160 acres of land.  His post office address was Burr Oak, Kansas which was about 6 miles south east from the farm.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Herman Krell.

Herman Krell.

Birth: April 16, 1858.
Death: August 11, 1929.

Wife Bettie Krell, ( 1854-1895.)

Children: Non found.

Burial: Maud Cemetery, Cunningham, Kingman County, Kansas.

In 1903 Herman was living in Kingman County, Kansas, in the township of Dresden, in the town of Cunningham.  There he was the Prop. of the Livery, Feed and Sale Stable.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Robert J. Gray.

Robert J. Gray.

Birth: Oct. 16, 1848.
Death: May 21, 1930.

Wife: Sarah E. Worley Gray (1851 - 1936).

Married January 19, 1871.

Children: Della M., Lloyd J., Albert W., Jessie M., Florence Gray.

Burial: Peoria Cemetery, Franklin County. Kansas

In 1910 Mr. Gray was living in Franklin County, Kansas, in the town of Lane, Kansas.  There he was the Proprietor of the Commercial Hotel, also the Livery, Feed and Sale Stable.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

John V. Killion.

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John V. Killion.

Birth: 1848.
Death: 1929.

Note: Interred 1/8/1929.

Wife: Louisa N. Killion, ( 1851-1926. )

Children: Milton Emmet Killion (1869 - 1937), Frank F., Roy M., J.V,. Rennie L.,Killion Phelphs.

Burial: Valley View Cemetery, Garden City, Finney County, Kansas.

in 1910, Mr. Killion was living in Finney County, Kansas in the town of Garden City, Kansas.  There he ran a Merchandise store, Post Office and Cream Station.  He was also in the Real Estate, Loans and Insurance business.  His wife Louisa settled in the county in 1885.

The Cream Station and store, their home in the background.

Their Home, Store and Cream station in the background.



Friday, May 22, 2015

Ernest Harbes

Publish date 1909.
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Ernest Harbes.

Birth: 1868.
Death: 1932.

Parent: John Harbes Sr. ( 1837-? ).

Wife; Lillie M Harbes (1871 - 1945).

Children: Ernest Walter Harbes (1896 - 1958), Mabel C.( 1893-? ), Tressa ( 1895-? ).

Burial: Highland Cemetery, Junction City, Geary County, Kansas.

M.r. Harbes lived in Geary County, Kansas, in the town of Junction City. There he was one of  the owners of the harbes &
Pugh, Livery and Feed Stable. 

Edward J. Gamer.

main street of Elmdale, Kansas, 1911.
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Edward J. Gamer.

Birth: 1863.
Death: 1931.

Wife: Alice M. Gamer (1862 - 1955).

Children: Non found.

Burial: Prairie Grove Cemetery, Cottonwood Falls, Chase County, Kansas.

The year 1901.

Mr. Gamer lived in Diamond Creek Township in the town of Elmdale, Kansas.  There he was the Proprietor of the Palace Hotel, "The only Hotel in town."  He was also part owner of the Palace Feed and Livery stable.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

William J. May.

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William J. May.

Birth: May 12, 1840.
Death: Dec. 20, 1916.

Wife's: Lovina A. Piper May (1850 - 1885).
Married July 18, 1869, Rock Creek, Jefferson County, Kansas.
children: Florence, Katie j., William H. May..

Ella G.  Piper May (1853 - 1932).
Married November 10, 1886, Holton, Jackson County, Kansas.
Children: Non found.

Burial: Meriden Cemetery, Meriden, Jefferson County, Kansas.

William May, from Grasshopper Falls (Valley Falls), Kansas, enlisted on August 27, 1862, and was mustered into Company I, 11th Kansas Cavalry, on September 15, 1862, as a private. He was promoted to corporal on July 1, 1864.

The 11th Kansas Infantry was organized from August to September 1862, at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; they fought at Prairie Grove, then were reorganized as the 11th Kansas Cavalry. The regiment participated in various scouts and skirmishes in Kansas and Missouri, then pursued General Sterling Price during his 1864 Missouri raid. Following the war, the 11th moved to the Dakota Territory and campaigned against Native Americans.

May was mustered out on September 26, 1865. He died in Meriden, Kansas, on December 20, 1916.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Charles P. Drew.

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Charles P. Drew.

Birth: Sep. 9, 1843, Ontario, Canada.
Death: Jan. 13, 1916.

Burial: Burlingame City Cemetery, Burlingame, Osage County, Kansas.

Drew, Chas. P.--Born, Kingston, Canada, Sept. 9, 1844; son of John and Sarah (Pape) Drew; married at Burlingame, Kansas, Sept. 1868; to Lucy A. Cable.

Enlisted 11th Kan. Cav. 1862; corporal, Jan. 1863; mustered out Sept. 20, 1865; clerk in mercantile business 10 years; traveling salesman 10 years; one of proprietors of a mercantile store, Burlingame, Kan. 10 years; to Kansas 1855; to Topeka, 1902; confidential clerk to Wilder Metcalf, U.S. Pension agt. Office: Federal Bldg.

Charles Drew was one of four brothers from Burlingame, Kansas, who enlisted in the 11th Kansas Infantry on September 1, 1862; they were all mustered into Company I on September 15, 1862. Charles was promoted to corporal, and was wounded at the Battle of Prairie Grove, Arkansas, on December 7, 1862.

In April 1863 the regiment was converted to the 11th Kansas Cavalry.
After battling General Sterling Price during his 1864 raid through Missouri, the 11th Kansas operated against Native Americans in the Dakota Territory. Charles Drew was mustered out with his company on September 26, 1865.

Author.  The other brothers were; George J. Drew, Josiah R. Drew, William Y. Drew.

Kansas County Histories.

CHARLES P. DREW, salesman and bookkeeper for Finch, Lord, & Nelson came to Kansas in November, 1855, with his parents. He was born in Kingston, Canada, and when an infant, his parents moved to New York city, where he remained until coming to Kansas. He engaged in farming until September, 1862, when he enlisted in Company I, Eleventh Kansas. Was in all the engagements of his command, spending the last year of his service in Indian warfare.

He was promoted to Corporal in February, 1864, and mustered out September 15, 1865, at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; returned to Burlingame and attended school for a year and then went into the mercantile business as a clerk. In 1870, he engaged in business at Osage City, and remained about eighteen months, when he returned to Burlingame and clerked for Levi Empie about a year.

He then went to Dodge City, and run a store for Charles Roth & Co., for about a year and returned home and clerked for J. P. Williams about four years; then clerked for his brother a year and bought him out and formed a co-partnership with H. A. Billings, which continued until May, 30, 1882, (sic) when they sold to Finch, Lord & Nelson. He has been a member of the city council two terms.

In June, 1882, he was elected Captain of the Burlingame Guards, having been First Lieutenant since May 22, 1880. He was married, September 18, 1868, at Burlingame, to Miss Lucy A. Cable, of Harrisburg, Pa., and has three children - Nelly F., Charles E., and Lizzie K. He is a member of the I. O. O. F., and Encampment, and G. A. R. Post.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Isaac Nees.

Publish date 1908.
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Isaac Nees.

Birth: Nov. 27, 1837.
Death: May 29, 1922.

Parents: Jacob Nees (1800 - 1878).

Wife: Sarah Elizabeth Atkins Nees (1845 - 1916).

Children: Cyrus Nees (1865 - 1945, Simon F Nees (1871 - 1967), Flora E Nees (1882 - 1884), Jewell E Nees Seamans (1886 - 1926).

Burial: Couch Cemetery, Jewell, Jewell County, Kansas.

MR. Nees came to Jewell County, Kansas in 1879, and settled in section 6., of Brown's Creek Township.  He was a Stock raiser on his 316.80 acres of land.  His farm was known as the Ash Grove farm.  His post office address was Jewell city, Kansas, whish was about 6 miles north east from the farm.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Conrad H. Nagle.

Conrad H. Nagle. 

Birth: 1848, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland.
Death: Apr. 4, 1925, Oakland, Shawnee County, Kansas.

Topeka State Journal Monday 6 April, 1925,pg. 6: 

Conrad H. Nagle, 76, elevator operator at the federal building for the last 14 years, died suddenly at his home, 371 Chester Ave. Saturday afternoon. Death resulted from blood poisoning which started Tuesday night in his hand.

Mr. Nagle had been a resident of Oakland for 34 years and had been a justice of the peace and city clerk there. He was active for many years in civic affairs and city politics in Oakland. His long service in the federal building had made him known to hundreds of employees and persons carrying on their daily business there.

He was born in Baltimore, moved to New Orleans when a child, and witnessed some of the battles of the Civil war altho he was too young to enlist and fight. In 1874, he was graduated from Franklin and Marshall College of Lancaster, Pa., where he became a member of the Chi Phi fraternity. He was married to Minnie H. Reinhold in 1875. In 1878, they moved to Belvue, Kan. and in 1891 to Oakland where they have resided continuously since.

He is survived by 2 daughters, Mrs. George P. Fiederling and Miss Ethel R. Nagle, both of Topeka; 3 sons, Charles R. Nagle and Frank H. Nagle, both of Topeka, and Robert L. Nagle of Washington, D.C.; 2 sisters, Mrs. Caleb Sheetz and Mrs. W. H. Wierman, both of York, Pa., and John Nagle of Rochester, MY. Robert L.Nagle is secretary to congressman Dan Anthony. He is expected to arrive from Washington today.

Funeral services will be held at the home, 371 Chester Ave. Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. AOUW Lodge No. 3 will have charge at the grave. Burial will be in Topeka Cemetery.
Burial: Topeka Cemetery Topeka Shawnee County Kansas,

Author.  In 1896, he was a School Teacher.In 1899-1900, he was Justice of the Peace.  At these times he was living at the Corner of Center St. and Oakland Ave., a cross the street from the Woolen Mill.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Walter Burtiss

Walter Burtiss. 

Birth: May 19, 1878, Illinois.
Death: Apr. 13, 1950.

Parents: Hiram Morse Burtiss (1848 - 1914), Helen E Snyder Burtiss (1851 - 1924.)

Wife: Ina M Wood Burtiss (1887 - 1969).

Children: Marjorie L Burtiss Stalnaker (1910 - 1990), Vivian L Burtiss McGuffin (1915 - 1978), Doris Eileen Burtiss Burcham (1921 - 2001).

Siblings: Margaret Alzora Burtiss Johnson (1870 - 1945), Chauncy Henry Burtiss (1872 - 1946), Walter Burtiss (1878 - 1950.)

Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery, Humboldt, Allen County, Kansas.

Author. in 1906, at Humboldt, Kansas, he was the Prop. of the Star Livery and Feed Barn.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Benjamin F. Chesley.

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Benjamin F. Chesley.

Birth: 1836.
Death: Sept. 19, 1908.

Burial: Leavenworth  National Cemetery, Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas.

I don't know much about Mr. Chesley, I do know he was living in Lawrence, Kansas, for a while working as a Laborer.

I found him later on in he Leavenworth Soldiers Home, He had been jn the 12th., New Hampshire Infantry and the New Hampshire Heavy Artillery. He was receiving a  pension of $12.  He was 64 years at the time he was admitted, I couldn't find the date.The records also stated that he was 5-10, Sandy complexion, Grey Hair and Grey Eye, and his disability was Lumbago, he was discharged October 12, 1900.

New Hampshire State Records.

Benjamin F. Chesley, New Hampshire 12th., Infantry, Co. B.; born Barnstead; age 26; Residence Barnstead; Enlisted August 11, 1862; Mustered in August 30, 1862, as a Private; Discharged for disability, June 16, 1863, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, P. O. Barnstead.

Benjamin F. Chesley, New Hampshire Firat Artillery, Co. D.; born Barnstead; Age 28; cred. to Gilmanton; Enlisted August 29, 1864, for one year; Mustered in September 4, 1864, as a PRivate; Mustered out June 15, 1865, P. O. Barnstead.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

William P. Wimmer.

Publish date 1906.
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William P Wimmer. 

Birth: Jul. 29, 1857, Parke County, Indiana.
Death: Mar. 22, 1936, Mound Valley, Labette County, Kansas.

Obituary The Edna Sun, Thursday, March 26, 1936: 

W. P. Wimmer, one of the pioneer citizens of Mound Valley, was injured March 16th when he was run over by his motor car which he had cranked while the machine was in gear. The accident occurred at the home of Mrs. Emily Gaty. Mr. Wimmer passed away Saturday noon and funeral services were held Monday in the Mound Valley Methodist church, the Rev. F. L. Page officaiting. Burial was in Mound Valley cemetery.

Mr. Wimmer was born in Parke county, Indiana, July 29, 1857, hence his exact age at death was 78 years, 7 months and 24 days.

He was married to Margaret A. Thompson November 23, 1878, and soon thereafter he and his bride came to Labette county and resided near Edna for fifteen years, removing to Mound Valley in 1894, where he has since resided. Mrs. Wimmer died October 19, 128. A son, Claude, passed away June 5, 1907, at the age of 27 years.

On New Yea's eve, 1929, Mr. Wimmer and Julia Schafernolte were married, and she survives him. He is also survived by four brothers and one sister: I.L. Wimmer of Greencastle, Ind., J.Q. Wimmer of Edna, F.S. Wimmer of Edna, H.C. Wimmer of Tulsa and Mrs. Mary C. Reid of Indianapolis, Ind. One granddaughter, Mrs. Lewis Sawyer of Cherryvale and a number of friends.

Burial: Mound Valley Cemetery, Mound Valley, Labette County, Kansas.

Author.  He was a Hog Raiser.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Charles D. Evans

Charles D. Evans. 

Birth: Aug. 9, 1864.
Death: Nov. 10, 1957.

Parents: William H. Evans, 1827-1926, Susan Evans, 1831-1910.

Wife: Martha Evans, 1867-1942.

Children: Non found.

Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Darlow, Reno County, Kansas.

Mr. Evans came to Reno county, Kansas, and settled in section 25, of Center Township.  He was a farmer of 400 acres, the farm was called Hard Scrabble ranch.  His post office address was Partridge, Kansas, which was 4 or 5 miles north west from the farm.

George M.Boofing.

Publish date 1920.
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George M. Boofing.

Birth: Jan., 9, 1872, Indiana.
Death: 1937, Lane County, Kansas.

Wife: Mary Louise Ward Boofing (1881 - 1982).

Burial: Dighton Cemetery, Dighton, Lane County, Kansas.

Mr. Boofing came to Lane County, Kansas, in 1912, and settled in section 21 of Township 19 range 29, he was a Farmer on his 320 acres of land.  His post office address was Dighton, Kansas.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Webster T. Roth.

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Webster T. Roth. 

Birth: November 1848..
Death: Apr. 23, 1923.

Wife: Annie J. D. Roth (1850 - 1899).

Children: Pearl, Roth, Fairiby, Vern Roth.

Burial: Kansas Veterans Cemetery at Fort Dodge, Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas.

Civil War Veteran.

Iowa 26th.,Infantry.

Roth, Webster T. Age 19. Residence DeWitt, nativity Illinois. Enlisted Aug. 14, 1862, as Drummer. Mustered Aug. 28, 1862. Mustered out June 6, 1865, Washington, D. C.

Kansas Soldiers Home.

Webster Roth, Iowa 26th. Infantry, Co. H. : Private; Months of service 36-5; Nativity U. S.; Age 52; Pension $8.; Disability Lumbago; Admitted from Pratt Co.; Occupation Farmer; Married; Read and write Yes; Admitted June 27, 1895.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Lewis Gilmore Parker.

Publish date 1905.
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Lewis Gilmore Parker. 

Birth: Dec. 30, 1845, Ohio.
Death: Jan. 6, 1916, Oberlin, Decatur County, Kansas.

Wife's: Addie M Bingham Parker (1848- 1890) and Ella R. Bush Parker (1852 - 1937).

Children: Olga N. Parker Pinkham (1879 - 1974).

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

Lewis Gilmore Parker, 1845-1916, married Addie Bingham, 1869 (4 children, 2 survived: Olga & Clyde); married Ella Bush 1892, 1 daughter: Helen Kansas Parker who married Lt. Roy Carrington Kirtland (they had 1 daughter: Helen Fauntleroy Kirtland).

Mr. Parker was also a Civil War Veteran. 

Illinois Civil War Detail Report 

Name PARKER, LEWIS G Rank PVT Company A Unit 2 IL US L ART 

Personal Characteristics Residence PRINCEVILLE, PEORIA CO, IL Age 18 Height 5' 11 Hair DARK Eyes GRAY Complexion DARK Marital Status Occupation FARMER Nativity OH

Service Record Joined When FEB 15, 1864 Joined Where PEORIA, IL Joined By Whom CPT ALLAN Period 3 YRS Muster In FEB 15, 1864 Muster In Where PEORIA, IL Muster In By Whom Muster Out JUL 27, 1865 Muster Out Where SPRINGFIELD, IL

Mr. Parker came to Decatur county, Kansas in 1879, and settled in the township of Oberlin, in the town of Oberlin, Kansas.  In time he would be the publisher of the Oberlin Times.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Webster Clay "Webb" Allison.

Webster Clay "Webb" Allison.

Birth: Jun. 3, 1858, Stronghurst, enderson County, Illinois.
Death: May 25, 1929, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.

Parents: John McBride Allison and Sarah C. Rodman.

Wife: Irene Estelle Alexander Allison (1859 - 1934).

Children: Lola E., Minnie M., Jennie J., Ralph A. Allison.

Burial: Muscotah Cemetery, Muscotah, Atchison County, Kansas.

Mr. Allison came to Atchison County Kansas, in 1876, and settled in Grasshopper Township in the town of Muscotah, Kansas. Where he was in the business of Hardware.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Elisha Lewis Hillis.

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Elisha Lewis Hillis.

Birth: January 10, 1846.
Death: January 17, 1908.

 Parents: Richard Hillis (1814 - 1880), Jane Nesbit Hillis (1823 - 1898).

Wife: Mary C. Hillis, ( 1852-1918.)
Married 1876.

Children Lewis B., Sarah A., Margaret D. Hillis.

Burial: Merryall Cemetery, Merryall, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

Admitted to the bar of Bradford Co., Sept. 1875; started a practice in 1875 at Towanda, Pennsylvania.

Later came to Atchison County, Kansas, there he became the Supt. of the Soldiers Orphans Home.

Alexander Banks & Arthur Gunther

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Captain Alexander Banks (left) served as provost marshal of the Southern District of Kansas in 1863, and in that role negotiated with Confederate guerrilla leader William Clarke Quantrill for the surrender of the Eldridge Hotel during the raid on Lawrence, Kansas in August 1863.

Arthur Gunther of Lawrence, Kansas (on right), entered Company D of the 2nd Kansas Infantry as a first sergeant in May 1861; he fought at the Battle of Wilson’s Creek and was mustered out with the regiment in October 1861. In March 1862 he re-entered the army as captain of Company H, 2nd Kansas Cavalry, and was mustered out in March 1865 at Little Rock, Arkansas. Gunther died on May 25, 1909.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Albert A. Dean.

Albert A. Dean.

Birth: 1842, New York. Death: 1905, Missouri.

Parents: Apollos Dean (1808 - 1881). Welthy Lincoln Dean (1818 - 1863).

Wife: Emma E. Wheeler Dean (1854 - 1912).

Children: Frank O Dean (1876 - 1971), Fred E. Dean (1878 - 1940). Orra Dean (1881 - 1971). Clara May Dean (1884 - 1939). Gilbert L. Dean (1888 - 1973). Myrtle H. Dean (1892 - 1952). Elva Dean (1894 - 1894). Elsie F. Dean Cole (1899 - 1925).

Siblings: Albert A. Dean (1842 - 1905). Addie A. Dean Benjamin (1844 - 1908). Roxanne W. Dean (1846 - 1850). William H Dean (1858 - 1941).

Burial: Wildmead Cemetery, Nickerson, Reno County, Kansas.

New York State Records.

DEAN, ALBERT A., Age, 18 years. Enlisted, September 1,1861, at Angelica, to serve three years; mustered in as private,Co. E, November 29,1861; re-enlisted as a veteran, January 1, 1861; captured in action, April 20, 1861, at Plymouth, N, C; paroled, no date; mustered out, July 10, 1865, at Elmira, N. Y.

Kansas Ex-Prisoners of War.

Albert A. Dean, Residence Sterling, Rice Co., Co. E., 85th., New York Infantry; CAptured at Plymouth, N. C., April 20, 1864; Prison Andersonville; Released December 10, 1864.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Henry G. Knowles.

Henry G. Knowles.

Birth: 1829, Coventry, Kent County, Rhode Island.
Death: Jul. 7, 1909, San Francisco, San Francisco County, California.

Wife: Maria Knowles (1831 - 1905).

Children:  John, Ned Lewis Knowles (1875 - 1944).

Burial: Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma San Mateo County, California.

Connecticut State Records.

Henry G. Knowles, Residence Stonington, age 32, Occupation Carpenter, Enlisted September 26, 1861; Re-enlisted as a veteran, December 24, 1863; Mustered out December 12, 1865.

Kansas Ex-Prisoners of War.

Henry G. Knowles, Residence North Topeka; Co. G. Eighth Connecticut Infantry Prisoner at Drury's Bluff, May 1864, Prison Libby and Andersonville; Released February  14, 1865.

Author.  He was known to be living in North Topeka in, 1870, 1881, 1885-6, 1887,; His occupation was a Carpenter.

David Wood.

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David Wood was born on August 25, 1851 to Samuel and Margaret Wood, at Mount Gilead, Ohio. In 1854, Samuel moved his family to the Kansas Territory to help the “Free Staters” keep slavery out of the region. In April 1861, Samuel raised a company for the 2nd Kansas Infantry and served as their captain. He fought at the Battle of Wilson’s Creek, and then raised a battalion which became part of the 6th Missouri Cavalry.

While stationed at Rolla, Samuel was joined by his family, including his ten-year-old son David, who repeatedly but unsuccessfully begged his father to take him on his frequent scouting trips. On one such trip, however, Samuel, sensing something was happening behind him, turned and found David riding on a pony in the center of a group of soldiers.

David later described the incident:

“He didn’t say much to me. I guess he realized he might as well yield to the inevitable. From then on he kept me with him, and on January 1, 1862, at Rolla, I was regularly enlisted. My duties were principally that of an orderly, carrying dispatches here and there and sometimes going where grown men could not go.”

David later became desperately ill with malaria and pneumonia, and Colonel Wood was forced to leave his son with a farm family. Although Samuel feared he would never see his son alive again, David received good care, recovered, and was retrieved by his father and returned to Council Grove, Kansas, ending his career in the army.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

William P. Deming.

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William P. Deming. 

Birth: May 10, 1832.
Death: May 24, 1916.

Parents: David Ebenezer Deming (1796 - 1879). 

Wife: Elizabeth M. Deming, ( 1839-1908 ).

Siblings: William P. Deming (1832 - 1916), John Manly Deming (1834 - 1850), Jane Elizabeth Deming Crane (1836 - 1902), Isabelle Sarah Deming (1844 - 1845), George Deming (1845 - 1920).

Burial: Burlingame City Cemetery, Burlingame, Osage County, Kansas.

William P. Deming.

As First Lieutenant,65th U.S. Colored Infantry

Born on May 10, 1832, in Hinesburg, Vermont, William Pitt Deming moved with his family to Kalamazoo County, Michigan, in 1833. After working on his father’s farm, Deming moved to Burlingame, Kansas, in 1860.

On September 4, 1862, Deming enlisted as a private in Company I, 11th Kansas Cavalry, in Burlingame, and was mustered into service on September 15. In late April 1863 the 11th Kansas Infantry was reorganized as the 11th Kansas Cavalry. The 11th saw service in northwest Arkansas, Kansas, and Missouri against guerrillas and regular Confederate forces, and participated in the Battle of Prairie Grove.

Deming was discharged from the 11th and mustered into service as a first lieutenant in Company H, 65th U.S. Colored Infantry in January 1864. Promoted to captain of the company in May 1866, Deming and the other members of the 65th U.S. Colored Infantry were mustered out of service on January 8, 1867, at Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The 65th U.S. Colored Infantry was organized from December 1863 and January 1864 at Benton Barracks (St. Louis), and served on garrison duty at Morganza, Port Hudson and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Following his service, Deming returned to his farm, raised livestock, and became a bank president.
He died on May 24, 1916, in Burlingame, Kansas, and is buried in the Burlingame City Cemetery.

Kansas County Histories.

WILLIAM P. DEMING, farmer, Section 11, P. O. Burlingame, was born in Vermont, May 10, 1832, and is the son of David E. Deming and Eclecta L. Eldridge. When he was a child his father moved to Kalamazoo County, Mich., where he grew to manhood. He came to this State in 1860 and settled in Burlingame.

He owns a farm adjoining the city containing 160 acres, with good improvements and a coal shaft. Mr. Deming is one of the prosperous farmers in Osage County. When the war raged fiercely he offered his services to the Government. He enlisted in September, 1862, in Company I, Eleventh Regiment Kansas Volunteers and was transferred in 1863 to Sixty-fifth Regiment United States Colored Troops and appointed Captain. He was mustered out of the service in 1867.

He was united in marriage in Burlingame, Kan., June 10, 1868, to Mrs. Elizabeth M. Densmore, daughter of John Drew, Esq. Mr. Deming was educated in Kalamazoo Academy and Commercial College, in Chicago, Ill.

John C. Howard.

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John Howard from Lawrence, Kansas, enlisted on August 15, 1862, and was mustered into Company B, 12th Kansas Infantry in September 1862 at Paola, Kansas. He was promoted to corporal on September 25, 1862, and to sergeant on December 4, 1862.

The 12th Kansas Infantry was organized at Paola in September 1862 and initially operated along the Kansas-Missouri border, pursuing guerrillas and escorting supply trains. The regiment was involved in General Frederick Steele’s Camden Expedition in 1864, including the battles of Prairie D’Ann and Jenkins Ferry. The 12th spent the remainder of the war on garrison duty in Fort Smith and Little Rock.

Howard was mustered out with the regiment on June 3, 1865.

Author.  John C. Howard, Residence Lawrence; Enlisted into Kansas 12th., infantry, Co..B., on August 15, 1862, as Third Corporal; Mustered in September 25, 1862; December 4, 1862, was promoted to First Sergeant.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Christopher Columbus Harrison

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Christopher Columbus Harrison. 

Birth: Jan. 22, 1846, Paoli, Orange County, Indiana.
Death: Mar. 1, 1920, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas.

Parents: Christopher C. and Mary Elizabeth Allen Harrison (1819 - 1906).

Wife: Louisa Mary Livingood Harrison (1846 - 1930).

Married August 29, 1866 at French Lick, Orange Co, IN.

Children: Thomas Franklin Harrison (1869 - 1932), Albert Edward Harrison (1871 - 1941), Amy Caroline Harrison Hubbard (1873 - 1929).

Siblings: Thomas Jefferson Harrison (1842 - 1926), Christopher Columbus Harrison (1846 - 1920), Joseph Warren Harrison (1848 - 1926), Nancy Ellen Harrison Breeden (1850 - 1908, George Harrison (1854 - 1854).

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

Indiana State Records. 
Thirteenth Cavalry /131st., Regiment.

Chris. C. Harrison, Residence West Baden; Mustered in April 2, 1864; Mustered out July 11, 1865.

Union Ex-Prisoners of War.

C. C. Harrison, Residence Topeka, Shawnee Co., Co. F., 13th., Indiana Cavalry; Captured Huntsville, September 30, 1864; Prison Cahawbe; Released March 6, 1865.

Author.  He lived in Topeka, Kansas, in the Seabrook Addition, his occupations were Farmer ( 1888-9 ), ( 1905 ), Groceries ( 1890 ).

Rudolph Fehlmann..

Publish date 1900.
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Rudolph Fehlmann.

Birth: October 27, 1834, Switzerland.
Death: January 22, 1918.

Wife: Bertha Emma McKeener Fehlmann.

Married March 10, 1882.

Children: Minna C., Rudolph J. Fehlmann.

Burial: Alida Cemetery, Alida, Geary County, Kansas.

Mr. Fehlmann came to Clay County, Kansas in 1881.  He settled in section 34 of Republican township, he was a Farmer and Stock Raiser on his 240 acres of land.  His post office address was Milford, Kansas.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

George E. Flanders.

George E. Flanders.

Birth; 1841.
Death: December 6, 1907.

Parent: Cyrus Flanders.

Wife: Elizabeth "Lizzie" Flanders.

Children: Cyrus W., Charles: T. Flanders.

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

Note. His head stone just reads G. E. Flanders.
His wife burial is unknown.

George spent most of his adult life in Topeka, Kansas, accept when he went to war.
His occupation was listed as a farmer, however in 1893 he was a Trustee for Topeka Township.
In 1905 he was living in Highland Park, Kansas, he was a clerk for the probate court..

Kansas Fifth. Cavalry.

George E. Flanders; Residence Topeka, Shawnee Co.; Kansas Fifth Cavalry, Co. A.; Enlisted December 1, 1861; Mustered in December 31, 1861; Trans. to Co. H., July 16, 1864; Prisoner of war; Captured at Mark's  ;  Mill, Arkansas, April 25, 1864.  Prison Tyler Texas, Released February 25, 1865.  Company H.; Residence Osawatomie; Enlisted November 2, 1862; Mustered in December 3, 1861: Mustered out April 25, 1865, at Leavenworth.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Samuel J. Evans.

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Samuel J. Evans.

Birth: Unknown.
Death: February 2, 1898.

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

Massachusetts 47th., Militia, 9 Months service.

Evans, Samuel J, Priv., Res. Milford; trader; 33; enl. Oct. 23, 1862; must. Oct. 23, 1862; must. out Sept. 1,1863. See Band 26th Mass. Inf.; and Co. "H " 2d Mass. Нy. Arty.

Massachusetts 26th., Infantry, Band.

Evans, Samuel J. — Music. — Res. Milford; 32; barber; enl. Sept. 25, 1861; must. Oct. 18, 1861; must . out Sept. 15, 1862. See Co. "H" 2nd Mass. Нy. Arty.; and Co. "C" 47th Mass. Inf. (9 mos.).

Massachusetts 2nd., Heavy Artillery.

Evans, Samuel J., Priv; Res. Milford; 34; baker; enl. Nov. 27, 1863; must. Dec. 7,1863 prisoner, date not shown; exchanged Dec. 16, 1864; disch. for disability, Aug. 11, 1865. Newbern, N. C., as Qr. Master Sergt. See Co. "C" 47th Mass. Inf. (9 mos.); and Bend 26th Mass. Inf.

Kansas Ex-Prisoners of War.

Samuel J. Evans; Residence Topeka, Shawnee Co.; Massachusetts Second Heavy Artillery; Captured Plymonth, North Carolina, April 20, 1864; Prison Andersonville; Released December 11, 1864. 

Author.  He is recorded as being in Topeka in 1881, but was unable to find any records before or after.