Monday, May 30, 2016

William L "Link" Gierhart.

William L "Link" Gierhart.

Birth: Mar. 3, 1859.
Death: Jul. 12, 1912.

Wife: Ella M Knerr Gierhart (1861 - 1947).

Children: Cora A Gierhart Patton (1887 - 1979), Laura V Gierhart Brooks (1892 - 1987).

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

Mr. Gierhart came to Decatur county Kansas in 1895, settled in the township of Oberlin, lived in the town of Oberlin Kansas.  In 1905 he made his living by either owning or running a Livery.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Alvin Mull.

Alvin Mull.

Birth: 1878.
Death: 1951.

Parents: Henry Mull (1849 - 1930), Adaline Deierling Mull (1855 - 1887).

Wife: Orella Mame Klinger Mull (1881 - 1960).

Siblings: Infant Mull (____ - 1894). John Edward Mull (1874 - 1950), Alvin Mull (1878 - 1951), Charles F Mull (1881 - 1938), Frederick Adam Mull (1890 - 1969), Opal Estelle Mull Clawson (1908 - 1994), Louise Eleanor Mull McCartney (1915 - 2001).

Burial: Highland Cemetery, Ashland, Clark County, Kansas.

In 1909 Mr. Mull was living in Ashland Kansas made his living selling Groceries.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Henry Bally.

Henry Bally.

Birth: May 19, 1845, Ashland County, Ohio.
Death: Oct. 28, 1932.

Parents: Yost Bally (1795 - 1878), Elisabeth Bohr Bally (1806 - 1882).

Wife: Martha A. Bunch Bally (1846 - 1920).
Married 1870.

Children: Bertha E Bally Bare (1872 - 1943), Harry W Bally (1881 - 1885), Nora E. Watkins (1885 - 1950).

Siblings: Jacob B Bally (1830 - 1923), Samuel Bally (1835 - 1931), Mary Bally Reiff (1837 - 1917), Elizabeth Bally Snyder (1841 - 1928), Peter Bally (1843 - 1932), Henry Bally (1845 - 1932), Christian Bally (1847 - 1918), Barbara Bally Burkholder (1852 - 1930).

Burial: McCabe Cemetery, Butler County, Kansas.

Mr. Bally came to Butler county in 1878, settled in section 5 of Rock Creek township, He was a Farmer owning 156.22 acres of land. His post office address was Douglass Kansas.

Claude Fitzgerald Betty.

Claude Fitzgerald Betty.

Birth: Apr. 3, 1875, Milan, Rock Island County, Illinois.
Death: Jan. 16, 1935, Hazelton, Barber County, Kansas.

Parents: John F Betty (1832 - 1923), Anna Margaret Keller Betty (1845 - 1931).

Wife: Letty Leone Jenkins Betty (1890 - 1920).

Children: Gerald Clayton Betty (1912 - 1973), Elmer Dean Betty (1914 - 1980), Anna Lois Betty Richardson (1916 - 2000), Harry Raymond Betty (1917 - 2003).

Siblings: Claude Fitzgerald Betty (1875 - 1935), Selene E Betty (1884 - 1968), Louise Florence Betty (1890 - 1986).

Burial: Rosehill Cemetery, Hazelton, Barber County, Kansas.

Mr. Betty came to Barber county Kansas in 1884, settled in Hazelton township and lived in Hazelton Kansas, made his living as a Merchant. 

Thursday, May 26, 2016

George F. Robins.

George F. Robins.

Birth: 1846, Michigan.
Death: Unknown.

Wife: Sarrah Robins.

Children: Lina, Harrold, Leslie, Merle Robins.

Burial: Unknown.

In 1906 Mr. Robins lived in Allen county Kansas in the town of La Harpe Kansas.  He was the owner of a Livery and Feed Stable.

Robert J. Gold

Robert J. Gold.

Birth: 1850.
Death: 1925.

Wife: Pricilla M. Andre Gold (1846 - 1911).
Married 1871.

Children: Clemens A, Burton B.,Fena Gold

Burial: , Dwight Cemetery, Dwight, Morris County, Kansas.

Mr. Gold came to Morris county in 1894 and settled in Ohio township.
In 1901 he was living in Dwight Kansas he ran a Livery and feed Stable.


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

William L "Link" Gierhart.

William L "Link" Gierhart.

Birth: Mar. 3, 1859.
Death: Jul. 12, 1912.

Wife: Ella M Knerr Gierhart (1861 - 1947).

Children: Cora A Gierhart Patton (1887 - 1979), Laura V Gierhart Brooks (1892 - 1987), Glen W., Merrel, Gladys, Faye, Frank.

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

Mr. Gierhart came to Decatur county Kansas in 1895. He settled in Oberlin township, lived in the town of Oberlin Kansas, where he either owned a Livery or ran it.

Monday, May 23, 2016

James Horace Egan.

James Horace Egan.

Birth: Jan. 8, 1871.
Death: Feb. 4, 1946.

Wife: Lila H. Goodman Egan.

Children: Myrtle O. Egan Tapp, Lillian Egan.

Was in the Army 1889, Corporal Kansas 22nd, Infantry Co, G.

Burial: Saint Francis Cemetery, Saint Francis, Cheyenne County, Kansas.

In1907 Mr. Egan lived in Cheyenne County Kansas. He settled in Wano township, lived in the town of Saint Francis. He made his living selling Drugs and General Merchandise.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Charles D. Hunt

Charles D. Hunt.

Birth: 1871.
Death: 1948.

Wife: Josephine M. Hunt (1873 - 1951).
Married 1895.

Children: Fay J., Harry J. Hunt.

Burial: Alta Mesa Memorial Park, Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California.

In 1901 Mr. Hunt lived in Anderson county Kansas. He settled in Monroe township, lived in the town of Garnett Kansas. He was a Dealer in Watches, Clocks and Jewelry.

Friday, May 20, 2016

John Notestine.

John Notestine.

Birth: May, 1847.
Death: Sep. 20, 1926.
Married 1879.

Wife: Caroline Notestine (1857 - 1935).

Children: Samuel E., Della, Emest, Hallie, Robert Alonzo Notestine (1885 - 1969), Wayne J Notestine (1892 - 1978).

Burial: Browns Grove Cemetery, Burdett, Pawnee County, Kansas.

John came to Pawnee county Kansas and settled in Browns Grove township and Settled in Burdett Kansas.  He was the owner of the Commercial Hotel and Livery, was all so a dealer in Real Estate.  

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Hugh William Allen.

Hugh William Allen.

Birth: May 13, 1855, Tamarack, Will County, Illinois.
Death: Nov. 24, 1929, Newton, Harvey County, Kansas.

Wife: Marian Barr Nairn Allen (1862 - 1939).
Married 1878.

Children: Mary Elizabeth Allen Squire (1882 - 1967), William Allen (1884 - 1967), Myrtle May Allen Ruckle (1886 - 1975), Roy Ray Allen (1888 - 1978).

Here are all the children names: Hugh, Annie, Lizzie, William, Mertie, Roy, Ira, Lena, Lilley.

Burial: Burns Cemetery, Burns, Marion County, Kansas.

Mr. Allen came to Marion county Kansas in 1878 and settled in the township of Milton.  He lived in Burns Kansas.  In1902 he either ran or owned a Hotel and Meat Market in Burns Kansas.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Frank Dunn Eggleston.

Frank Dunn Eggleston.

Birth: 1870.
Death: 1957.

Parents: Joseph and Mary Eggleston.

Children: Donald E., Raymond E., Mary E. Eggleston.

Burial: Walnut Hill Cemetery, Kingman, Kingman County, Kansas.

Mr  Eggleston lived in Kingman county Kansas in the township of Kingman andin the town Kingman.  He was a Druggist and Pharmacist.

Monday, May 16, 2016

William E. Sherriff.

William E. Sherriff.

Birth: May 24, 1857.
Death: Oct. 26, 1938.

Wife: Augusta A. Sherriff (1862 - 1951).

Children:  Dale A, Pearl Lafferty, Harry A. Sherriff (1886 - 1905).

Burial: Old Ellsworth Cemetery, Ellsworth, Ellsworth County, Kansas.

Mr. Sherriff, lived in Ellsworth county Kansas in the township of  Ellsworth. he lived in Ellsworth Kansas.  Made his living as a Druggist and Pharmacist. 

Sunday, May 15, 2016

William Luther Acton.

William Luther Acton.

Birth: Sep. 19, 1866, Iowa.
Death: Mar. 15, 1945.

Wife: Alice Elva Brown Acton (1869 - 1955).
Married 1887.

Children: James W Acton (1902 - 1962), Etta M., Dora R or L., Virgil S., Alice M. Acton.

Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska.

Mr. Acton came to Decatur county Kansas in 1894, and settled in the township of Decatur and settled in the town of Oberlin, Kansas.
In 1900 he was a Farmer, in 1905 he either owned or ran a livery in Oberlin.
In 1910 he was a dealer of Real Estate in Oberlin, Kansas. 

Friday, May 13, 2016

Samuel Bender

Samuel Bender.

Birth: Jun. 10, 1830.
Death: Feb. 4, 1911.

Wife: Angeline J. Bender ( 1836-1904.)

Children: Lyman, John C., Sherman, May Bender.

Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Erie, Neosho County, Kansas.

In 1906 Mr. Bender lived in Neosho county Kansas, lived in section 30 of Grant township.  He was a Farmer and postmaster of Kimbal Kansas.


ANSEL D. BROWN, postmaster and editor, was born in Livingston County, N. Y., in 1838, and lived in his native State about seven years, and removed with his parents to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1843, and remained there about two years, and moved to Michigan and lived in that State about ten years. Moved to Walworth County, Wis. In 1848, and remained there until the spring of 1855, when he removed to St. Paul, Minn., and remained in that State until the spring of 1857, and came to Kansas and located in Greenwood County and lived there until the spring of 1861.

When he enlisted in the Third Kansas Regiment and served one year with that regiment; was transferred to the Fifth Kansas Cavalry and served with that regiment until near the close of the war. Mr. Brown was the Lieutenant of Company A of the Third and F in the Fifth Regiment, and married in Burlington in May, 1866, to Miss Katie C. Morey, a native of Connecticut.

They have three children, Edward, Dwight and Ira. Mr. Brown is the postmaster at Burlington, and is editor and proprietor of the Burlington Daily Patriot, and is a member of the Masonic order and the Episcopal Church.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Frank Grecian.

Frank Grecian.

Birth: 1871.
Death: 1940.

Wife: Nellie B. Grecian ( 1875-1964 )
Married 1894.

Children: Everette Grecian.

Burial: Hill City Cemetery Hill City, ham County, Kansas.

In 1900 he lived in Osborne county Kansas, lived in the town of Matoma.  He was a Dealer of Dry Goods and Groceries. Between 1900 and 1910 moved to Graham county Kansas and lived in Hill City, Kansas .

Monday, May 9, 2016

John Dunlop.

John Dunlop.

Birth: Apr. 1, 1830, Scotland.
Death: Sep., 1904.

Wife: Mary Dunlop.
Married 1884.

Children: George Dunlop and His Wife, Rosa B. Dunlop.

Burial: Longton Cemetery, Longton, Elk County, Kansas.

Mr. Dunlop lived in Elk County Kansas, Settled in section 32 of Longton township. He was a Farmer and owned 80 acres of land. His post office address was Longton Kansas.

Friday, May 6, 2016

William Fredrick "Fred" Jackson

William Fredrick "Fred" Jackson.

Birth: Apr., 1848,Indiana.
Death: Mar. 9, 1935, Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas.

Parents: James G. Jackson (1822 - 1896), Ruth Dawson Jackson (1823 - 1906).

Wife: Martha I. Cook Jackson (1846 - 1902), Flora M. Jackson (1867 - 1945).

Children: Cora Bell Jackson Howland (1871 - 1894).

Siblings: William Fredrick Jackson (1848 - 1935), E. L. Jackson (1850 - 1923), Mary Jane Jackson Lynn (1857 - 1913).

Inscription: Co. E. Ind. Inf.

Listed as being a Private in the Indiana 44th.Infantry, Co. E. He wasn't found on any roster.

Burial: Cedarvale Cemetery,Neosho Falls, Woodson County, Kansas

He came to Woodson county, Kansas in 1871. He settled in Neosho Falls Township.
In 1904 was living in town of Neosho Falls he was making a living working or owned the Livery and Feed Stables.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Joseph Ryan Beaver

Joseph Ryan Beaver.

Birth: Apr. 22, 1854, Columbia, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Death: Dec. 18, 1931, Bonner Springs, Wyandotte County, Kansas,

Wife: Sarah Elisabeth DuBois Beaver (1859 - 1937).

Children: Floyd Joseph Beaver (1888 - 1958).

Burial: Monticello United Methodist Church Union Cemetery, Shawnee, Johnson County, Kansas.

Mr. Beaver came to Johnson County Kansas in 1890, settled in section 33 of Monticello township.
He was a Farmer his post address was Gardner Kansas.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Major Duncan Mc Kercher.

Major Duncan Mc Kercher.

Birth: Jan. 14, 1819, York, Livingston County, New York.
Death: 1900, Newton, Harvey County, Kansas.

Inscription: (10th) or (40th) Wis Inf.

Burial: Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Peabody, Marion County, Kansas.

COL. DUNCAN MCKERCHER, engaged in loan, insurance and real estate business. Col. McKercher came to Peabody in the fall of 1870, virtually before there was any town, and as a member of the Wisconsin Kansas Colony, but subsequently withdrew from that organization and improved a farm northeast of town two miles, on Section 34. This was his home until 1877, when he removed to the town. Col.

McKercher was born in Livingston County, N. Y., January 14, 1819. His father, John McKercher, was a farmer. His mother's maiden name was Margaret McMartin. His early schooling was obtained at Temple Hill Academy, Genesco, N. Y. At seventeen, he showed an aptitude for mechanical work and was apprenticed as a carpenter, and learned the trade; removed to Perry, and in 1843 was married to Miss Betsy Benedict. In 1846, he with his family, moved to Oconomowoc, Waukesha County, Wis., where he remained until he was enrolled by Governor of the State of Wisconsin, on the 29th of July, 1861, and commissioned a Captain, and ordered to raise a company, which when raised, was assigned to the Tenth Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, on the 5th of October, and left the state from that point on the 9th of November following; they went to Kentucky, and were under the command of Gen. Mitchell.

Was at the taking of Bowling Green, Nashville, Murfreesboro and Huntsville, Ala., where we cut communication between the two rebel armies about the time the battle of Pittsburg Landing was fought, in April, 1862. Soon after, he was at Bridgeport, where the Union forces drove the enemy across the bridge and they burned one-half of the same. In September, of the same year, he was in the retrograde movement of Gen. Buell from Huntsville to Louisville and the first day out his regiment, with a Michigan regiment, had a fight with the rebels at Stevenson, while transferring some trains. They were twenty-two days on that march, and it was extremely hot and dusty, and suffered much.

Col. McKercher was present with his regiment at the battle of Perrysville on the 8th of October and out of 276 men he lost 145 in killed and wounded in two and a half hours and had six men killed within six feet of him and two of them he caught in his arms as they fell. He was at the battle of Stone River on the 31st of December, 1862, and the first days of January, 1863, and did considerable scouting and skirmishing during the following summer; was at the battle of Chickamauga, Ga., on the 13th and 20th of September, 1863.

On the first day of the battle, in a charge, his horse was shot and killed. On the second day his brigade held a good location and had repulsed the enemy four times and at 4 o'clock P. M. he received orders from Col. Scribner, who commanded the brigade, to hold the line that night, if possible. He held it till about sundown, while the Union forces were forming a new line in the rear, when the enemy concentrated a heavy force and charged them.

They held their ground till the enemy came right in amongst them and captured a large number, the Colonel among the rest; was sent to Richmond, Va., and put in Libby Prison, on the night of the 30th of September, 1863, and was there until the 10th of May following, when he with others, was sent to Macon, Ga.; was there till about the middle of July, when 600 of the officers of the highest rank were selected to be sent to Charleston, S. C.

Col. McKercher was of that number to be placed before the fire of our own guns, for the protection of that city. He remained there till the 5th of October. Some time before that date, the yellow fever had broken out among the officers in the prison, and on the above date they were removed to Columbia, at which place he remained until Sherman came through when he, with the others, were sent to Raleigh and from there were sent to Wilmington, N. C. where they were paroled and sent to our lines on March 1, 1865. From Wilmington he went to Annapolis, Md., where he was mustered out on account of expiration of his term of service.

Col. McKercher at once tendered his services again to the Governor of Wisconsin, but before taking the field again the rebellion was virtually broken, and he did not leave the State. On his return from the service, he moved to Ripon, and was appointed Postmaster of that city by President Johnson, which position he held for four yearts. He had previously held the position of Clerk of the District Court of Junean County.

Col. McKercher has been connected with the municipal government of Peabody nearly constantly since his residence in the city. He is the father of four children, three of whom are living-Sarah (now Mrs. William Holmes, of Chicago), Emma (now Mrs. Lockwood, of Kansas City), Frank B., (agent Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Rrailroad at Peabody), Helen (Mrs. William Cole, of Olathe, Kan., died January 1, 1881, aged thirty-six years). Col McKercher is a member of the Halcyon Lodge, No 120, A. F. & A. M. and the G. A. R. of Peabody. He is the present Mayor of the city.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Joseph M. Randall

Joseph M. Randall.

Birth: Jul. 4, 1836.
Death: Jul. 19, 1921.

Wife: Hannah S. Wood Randall (1838 - 1907).

Married in 1865.

Children: Mary M. Randall.

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

In 1900, was living in ELDorado Kansas he was a Probate Judge.

J. M. RANDALL, farmer and stock raiser, Section 15, P. O. El Dorado, was born in Muskingum County, Ohio, July 4, 1836. At the breaking out of the Rebellion he enlisted in the Twenty-First Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was mustered in as Second Sergeant. After serving in the three months' call he re-enlisted and was elected First Lieutenant. After the battle of Shiloh he took command of a company and served through until January 19, 1865, when he was honorably discharged. Mr. R. came to Butler County in the fall of 1871, being among the first to settle on the prairie in that part and had all the drawbacks to encounter, which he overcame by untiring industry. He was married in Ohio in April, 1865, to Miss Hannah S Wood. They have one daughter, Mary May. Mr. R. is a member of the G. A. R.