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William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas


LEAVENWORTH COUNTY, Part 31

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HIGH PRAIRIE TOWNSHIP.

EDWARD L. ALEXANDER, farmer and stock-raiser, P. O. Springdale, came to the State of Kansas in 1872, and located in Wyandotte County and lived there four years. He has lived in Leavenworth County for the last six years. Was born in Polk County, Mo., in 1850, and was raised in Platte County of that State. He lived in his native State twenty-two years, and then came to Kansas. Mr. Alexander was married in Platte County, Mo., in 1868, to Miss Amanda Mills, a native of Missouri. They have had seven children, five of whom are living - James M., William E., John L., Eddy and Lizzie. Mr. Alexander is an energetic farmer of High Prairie Township, Leavenworth County, and is an honest man and a good citizen.

J. P. BAUSERMAN, was born in Delaware County, Ohio, April 14, 1840. His boyhood was spent on his father's farm, and his education was acquired in the common schools. When he was sixteen years old he commenced teaching, from the proceeds of which he supported himself at Dennison University until he reached the senior year, when on account of ill health he left college and entered the law office of the Hon. Charles Sweetser. In September, 1862, he enlisted in the volunteer service as First Lieutenant and resigning from the field hospital, he came to Kansas in February, 1863, locating in Leavenworth County. He engaged in farming and stock-raising. In November, 1864, Mr. Bauserman married Miss Laura Ehart, the only daughter of C. C. Ehart, a prominent Leavenworth County farmer. Two children, Marshal Perry and Ella M., are the fruits of this marriage. In November, 1865, Mr. Bauserman was elected to the House of Representatives from his district, being the youngest member of the legislative body. In 1870, he was, without solicitation, elected Superintendent of Public Instruction, of Leavenworth County, and was re-elected in 1872, running over twelve hundred votes ahead of his ticket. In 1874, he was elected to the State Senate; from Leavenworth County, and served his constituents so satisfactorily during the sessions of 1875 and 1876, that he was tendered a unanimous re- nomination by his party, which he was compelled to decline on account of failing health. In 1876, he was appointed a member of the Board of Trustees of the State Charitable Institution, and was also elected President of the Board of Commissioners of the Topeka Insane Asylum. In April, 1877, he purchased an interest in the Brown Medicine and Manufacturing Company, and was elected Secretary and Advertising Manager, which position he held till his resignation of the same, which took effect September 1, 1882. In January, 1881, Mr. Bauserman organized the Kansas Canning and Preserving Company, the first institution of the kind in the State of Kansas. He has twice been elected President of the company, and to his efforts is largely due the success that has marked its history. Mr. Bauserman is senior member of the finest retail drug store of Leavenworth, and the owner and manager of one of the finest farms in the county. Altogether, Mr. Bauserman is a worker, a man of irrepressible ambition and enterprise, and the most of praise that he will allow us to say of him is that his integrity has never been questioned by his neighbors, and his word is as good as his bond.

DR. T. G. V. BOLING, farmer and physician, P. O. Boling, was educated at Weslevan College, Delaware, Ohio, and is a graduate of the Cleveland Medical College, in the class of 1852 and 1853. He has been engaged in the practice of his profession for thirty-five years. Commenced practice in Millersbury, Ohio, and practiced there eighteen years. Came to Leavenworth County in the fall of 1865, and located on his farm, eight miles southwest of Leavenworth, in the spring of 1866, and has been engaged in the practice of his profession since, in High Prairie Township. He has also been extensively engaged in farming and stock raising, and has on his farm of 640 acres substantial and fine improvements, a fine residence, and large and commodious barn for the accommodation of his stock of horses and cattle. Dr. Boling was born in Holmes County, Ohio, in 1826, and lived in his native State thirty-nine years, coming from that State to Kansas in 1865. He was married in Holmes County, Ohio, in 1861, to Miss Mary F. Long, a native of Ohio. He has one child living, by his first wife - Robert A. Mrs. Boling died in 1868, and the doctor married Mrs. Mary F. McCune, who was a native of Missouri, and was reared in Kansas. He has one child by his second wife. The doctor has been honored by the people of his district in his election to the State Senate, a position which he now holds.

CRATON CARNEY, farmer, stock-raiser and fruit grower, P. O. Leavenworth, came to Kansas in 1853, and traveled throughout the Territory for a short time. He settled in High Prairie Township on his present beautiful farm in 1862, and has lived there since. Mr. Carney is a native of Delaware Co., Ohio, and lived in his native State about twenty-three years. He came to Missouri in the fall of 1851, and located in Saline County, then removed to Buchanan County, Mo., and lived there two years. Seven years he also lived in Gentry County, Mo., and came to Kansas in 1862. He was married in Missouri, January 6, 1853, to Miss Susan Wallace, who was a native of Virginia, and was raised in Missouri. They have had six children; four are now living - Ianthe, Orla, Thomas and Valena (Jane and Sevilia deceased). Mr. Carney is a member of the Masonic Order, has been a member of the School Board, and was an officer in the State Militia during the war. He is one of the most reliable farmers in the county. He lives on a fine farm about five miles southwest of the city, of 320 acres of finely improved land, and is engaged in raising short horn cattle.

JAMES CRUTCHER, farmer and stock-raiser, P. O. Leavenworth, came to Kansas in 1865, and located in this county, and has remained here since. He was born in Kentucky in 1847, and lived in his native State eight years. He moved with his parents to Johnson County, Mo., and lived there nine years, and then came to Kansas. He was married in Johnson County, Mo., in 1869, to Miss Margaret L. McMahan, a native of Missouri. They have had five children, William, Jenetta, Mary, Lena and Bertle. Mr. Crutcher is a reliable farmer of High Prairie Township, an honest and upright citizen, and enjoys the confidence of all who know him.

MRS. ELLEN M. EHART, P. O. Leavenworth, is engaged in farming and raising stock, and also has a vineyard and orchard on her place, located five miles southwest from the city of Leavenworth, in High Prairie Township. Mrs. Ehart is the widow of C. C. Ehart, a prominent farmer of Leavenworth County, who was largely engaged in buying and shipping cattle and hogs. Mr. Ehart was a prominent member of the Christian Church, and a highly respected Christian gentleman, and his death, which occurred in 1871, was not only a great loss to his family, but was felt by the entire community. Mrs. Ehart came to Kansas with her husband in 1857, and located on the farm where she now resides, and has lived there since. She was born in 1821, in Fayet'e County, Pa., and lived there till she was married, in November, 1843, to Mr. Ehart. They removed the following spring to Missouri, and lived in Buchanan County, until they came to Kansas and settled here. Mrs. Ehart had four children; two are now living - M. W. Ehart, who is extensively engaged in the stock business, and Laura E., married to J. P. Bauserman, a prominent druggist of the city of Leavenworth.

JOHN K. FAULKNER, farmer, stock-raiser and trader, P. O. Leavenworth; came to Kansas in 1854 and located where the town of Delaware now stands, in Leavenworth County. After settling in this county Mr. Faulkner was engaged in freighting to Colorado and Utah, running his own trains from 1853 till the close of the war, in 1866; and was also engaged in driving cattle from Texas to Kansas, after the close of the war. He located where he now lives, on his large and finely improved farm of over 1,000 acres, in High Prairie Township, in 1862, and commenced to improve his farm. He was born in Monongalia County, Va., in 1826, and lived in his native State eighteen years. He then resided in Ohio, Illinois and Missouri, and then came to Kansas. Mr. Faulkner was married in Kansas in 1860, to Miss Margaret Stearnes, a native of Tennessee. They have five children living - William, Charles, Reason, Clarence and James. Mr. Faulkner is one of the most enterprising men of Leavenworth County, and has been largely identified with the development of the resources of the State of Kansas. He has been a member of the State Legislature for several terms, and a member of the School Board for twenty years.

JOSEPH P. FENLON, stock-raiser, P. O. Leavenworth; came to Kansas in 1855, and located in Leavenworth City. He still claims the city as his home, although he spends the most of his time on his finely improved farm in High Prairie Township, seven miles southwest of the city. Mr. Fenlon is a native of Pittsburg, Pa.; was born in 1845, and lived there till he came to Kansas, in 1859, and has lived in Leavenworth since his first location. Mr. Fenlon is a single man, and is one of the enterprising young men of Leavenworth County. He has the management of a large farm of 1,200 acres of rich land, and finely stocked with short-horn cattle.

MAURICE FRANK, farmer and stock-raiser, P. O. Boling: came to Kansas in 1868, and located in Leavenworth County, and has lived ten years in High Prairie Township, on his well improved farm of 160 acres. Mr. Frank was born in Georgia, in 1842, and lived in his native State eighteen years. He enlisted in the Seventeenth Georgia Regiment, and served in Hood's Division, and surrendered to General Grant. After coming out of the army he lived in Alabama until 1868, and then came to Kansas and settled here. He was married in Alabama in 1870, to Ellen Dillon, a native of that State. They have had five children - Lee, Adela, Rose, Byron and Eugene. Mr. Frank is a member of the Masonic Order, and is one of the enterprising framers of High Prairie Township, and is making substantial improvements on his excellent farm.

ELIJAH FUGESSON, farmer and stock-raiser, P. O. Boling; came to Kansas in the fall of 1855, and located in High Prairie Township. Mr. Fugesson was born in Kentucky, in 1815, and lived there sixteen years; then removed to the State of Illinois, and lived in the central and northwest part of the State; then lived one year in Minnesota, and then came to Kansas in 1855, and located where he now resides. He was married in Galena, Ill., in 1844, to Miss Marianna Quinche, a native of Minnesota. They have had thirteen children, eleven of whom are living (one was killed in the army) - Columbus, George, Henry, Mary, Julia, Charles, William, Edward, Adele, Alfred and Carrie. Mr. Fugesson is one of the oldest citizens of Leavenworth County, and has been a prominent and highly respected citizen of High Prairie Township, and has a beautiful farm of 200 acres of rich land.

JOHN C. GIST, farmer and stock-raiser, P. O. Leavensworth; is also engaged in fruit growing, and is a dealer in short-horn cattle, and Poland China hogs. Mr. Gist came to Kansas in June, 1854, and located in the city of Leavenworth. He has lived on his present place - a very beautiful farm about six miles southwest of the city - since 1857. Mr. Gist is a native of Frederick County, Md. He was born in 1826, and lived about five years in his native State, then moved to Tiffin, Ohio, and lived in Ohio about ten years. He then removed to Westport, Mo., and lived there two years, then to Platte County, Mo., in 1839, and lived there ten years. He went to California in 1849, and lived there two years, and returned to Missouri in 1852; in 1854 he located in Kansas. Mr. Gist was married in Weston, Platte County, Mo., in 1852, to Miss Kate Wilhite, who was a native of Kentucky. They have had seven children - Arthur, Emma, Charles, Minnie, Will., Walter and Maude. Mr. Gist is one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of Leavenworth County, and has a large farm of 320 acres of land, well improved, where he now resides.

DR. JAMES HUTCHINSON, Boling, was educated in Rochester, N. Y., and graduated from the Missouri Medical College of St. Louis in the class of 1876. He has been engaged in the practice of his profession ever since he graduated, in his present location in High Prairie Township. He came to Kansas in the spring of 1858, locating at Leavenworth. In 1862 he settled on his present farm. He was born in Yorkshire, Eng., in 1842, and lived in his native country seven years. Then emigrated, with his parents, to the United States and lived at Rochester, N. Y., for eight years. He then came to Kansas, and was married in High Prairie Township, in 1869, to Miss Lulu Black, a native of Missouri. They have had five children, of whom three are living - Maude E., James and Harry. Dr. Hutchinson is a prominent Mason, and is secretary of High Prairie Lodge, No. 25. He has been prominently identified with the interests of Leavenworth County. It one of the well- known citizens of High Prairie Township, and has a large practice in his profession.

JOHN HYDE, farmer and stock-raiser, P. O. Boling, came to Kansas in 1862, and located in Allen County, and lived there one and a half years. He then moved to his present residence in High Prairie Township, Leavenworth County. He was born in the South of Ireland, County Cork, in 1837, and lived there until he was fifteen years old, coming to America in 1853. He first lived in Peoria County, Ill., and was married in Peoria in 1858 to Miss Mary Dempsey, a native of England, but of Irish parentage. They have had twelve children, of who ten are living - Mary L., William J., Arthur J., Minnie, Ellen H., Maggy A., Henry, Lillian M., Emma J., and Bessie S. Mr Hyde is a member of the Masonic Order. He was raised an Episcopalian and holds to that faith. He is an enterprising farmer and a respected citizen.

W. W. MCWILLIAMS, farmer and stock-raiser, P. O. Boling, was born in the State of Kentucky, in 1836, and lived in that State nine years, then moved to Macoupin County, Ill., and lived there until 1865. He then moved to Kansas and located in Leavenworth County, in High Prairie Township. He was married in Illinois, in 1858, to Miss Martha L. Gray, a native of Macoupin County, Ill. They have had seven children - Willard O., Ellen, Birdy, Oscar, Dora, Walford and Olive. Mr. McWilliams is one of the oldest settlers of Leavenworth County and is a highly respected citizen of High Prairie Township.

JOHN D. MORROW, farmer and stock-raiser, P. O. Hoge, came to Kansas in 1851 and located near the southern boundary line of the State, and afterward moved to Franklin County, near Ottawa, and lived there from 1862 to 1865. He settled on his present farm in High Prairie Township in 1865, and has lived there since. He was born in East Tennessee in 1820, and lived in his native State thirty-one years. Then removed to the State of Kansas. Mr. Morrow is a single man and a member of the Masonic Order. He is one of the oldest settlers of the State and a man who is esteemed and respected by all who know him. He followed freighting for several years on the plains and in the Indian country.

MRS. HELEN M. MURRAY, P. O. Boling, is the widow of John Murray, deceased. Mr. Murray was born in Washington County, Penn., and lived in his native State about fifty-two years. He removed to Illinois in 1863, and lived there four years, and came to Kansas in November, 1867, where he located with his family in High Prairie Township and remained there during his life. He died on the 26th day of September, 1871, at the age of seventy-two years. Ellen Murray, his wife, still resides at the home place in High Prairie Township. She was born in England, in 1836, and lived there till the age of seventeen years, when she emigrated to the United States and located at Philadelphia. Here she was married in 1852 to Mr. Murray. They had seven children - Mary J., Anna B., John W., Minnie M., Mattie R., Georgiana, and Stellie M. Mr. Murray was a Republican in politics, and a member of the United Presbyterian Church. He was a kind husband, a loving father, and a thorough Christian gentleman.

WILLIAM H. PRATHER, farmer and stock-raiser, P. O. Boling, came to Kansas in 1855, and located in Leavenworth County, and has lived in the county since, with the exception of three years, that he spent in freighting on the plains. He was born in Warren County, Ky., and lived there until he was twenty-two years old, then removed to Missouri and lived there a short time and then came to Kansas. He was married in Leavenworth County, to Miss Margaret J. Sloan, a native of Kentucky, and was married the second time in 1873, to Miss Nancy J. Patten. They have one child - Agnes J. Mr. Prather is one of the substantial farmers, of High Prairie Township, and is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and is a highly respected citizen.

JAMES REPINE, farmer, stock-raiser, fruit grower, P. O. Leavenworth, came to Kansas in 1856, and located in Leavenworth City. He has been farming for the past twelve years in High Prairie Township. Mr. Repine was born in Steubenville, Jefferson Co., Ohio, in 1845, and lived in Ohio about twelve years; he removed with his parents to Leavenworth City, and has lived in this county since. He was married in Leavenworth in 1867, to Miss Mary L. Barnes, a native of Massachusetts. They have had five children - Frank, Alexander, Augustus, James and Wilmer. Mr. Repine is located about six miles southwest from the city of Leavenworth, and is one of the substantial farmers of this county. His father, Alexander Repine, came to Leavenworth in 1855, and lived in Leavenworth County twenty-two years, and died in the spring of 1877. The elder Mr. Repine was one of the most prominent citizens of Leavenworth, and was elected Sheriff in 1860, holding that office for two terms; in 1867 was elected County Treasurer, and served one term. He was also extensively engaged int he livery business in this city. He was a native of Blairsville, Penn., and was married in Harrisburg, Penn. He left five children - James, Lawson, Augustus, Melvina and Sallie.

CHESTER M. ROOT, music leader, farmer and stock raiser, P. O. Boling, came to Kansas in 1867, and located first at Olathe, Johnson County, and lived there about two years. He then came to his present location in High Prairie Township, Leavenworth County. Prof. Root was born in the State of Massachusetts, on the 23d day of March, 1823, and lived there until he was twenty-two years old, then moved to Baltimore where he remained two years. He was next engaged in traveling in his profession trough the Southern and Middle States, and then he came to Missouri and lived in that State thirteen years. He then moved to Kansas, and located where he now lives, and has been engaged in his profession since. He was married in South Carolina in 1855, to Miss Mary E. Jandon, a native of South Carolina. They have had four children - William C., Fanny M., Chester M., Mary E. Mr. Root is a member of the Presbyterian Church. He stands well in his profession, and is a respected citizen in his township.

JAMES P. SALISBURY, farmer, P. O. Leavenworth, came to Kansas in March, 1855, and located in Leavenworth City for a short time, and moved to his present location on his farm in High Prairie Township, and has lived there since. Mr. Salisbury was born in Cortland County, New York, in 1826; when quite small his parents moved to Erie County, Penn., and he lived in Erie County, about twenty-six years. He came to Rock Island, Ill., in the fall of 1854, and to Kansas in the spring of 1855. He was married in Crawford County, Penn., in 1852, to Mrs. Harriet Y. Millard, a native of Southern Illinois. They have had four children - Mary S., Leslie G., Cynthia L. And Clayton E. Mr. Salisbury has about 200 acres of rich land in his home place, and has very fine improvements. He was a captain of militia during the late war, and was elected a representative from his district to the legislature in 1864, and served one term; was a member of the Union League, and was Vice-President of the first Free-state Convention held at Big Springs in 1856. Mr. Salsbury is one of the oldest settlers of the State, and is a highly respected citizen.

JOHN A. SAWYER, farmer, P. O. Boling, resides in High Prairie Township, and is also engaged in black smithing. He came to Kansas, April 12, 1855 and located where he now lives. Mr. Sawyer was born in Hillsboro County, N. H., April 23, 1818, and lived in his native State thirty- six years. He removed in 1854, to Moline, Ill., and remained there until the spring, when he came to Kansas and located where he now lives. He was married in New Hampshire, April 1, 1847, to Miss Betsey Robinson, a native of New Hampshire. They had three children - Helen M., Edward B. And Nancy E., all dead. Mrs. Sawyer died in 1866. Mr. Sawyer has been Justice of the Peace in his township for several terms. He is one of the old residents of his county, and is a worthy and respected citizen.

GEORGE W. SEYMOUR, farmer and stock-raiser, P. O. Boling; is also a Justice of the Peace, and has held the office for sixteen years; and is Postmaster at Boling. He first stopped at Fort Leavenworth, the 29th of march 1838, and was there a short time. He ten settled at St. Joseph, Mo., and lived there until September 25, 1853, when he moved to Williamson County, Texas, and remained there until March 4, 1861. Mr. Seymour was a strong Union man and a war Democrat, and was ordered out of Texas on account of his Union principles. He was born and reared in Granger County, East Tennessee. Born February 25, 1813, and lived in his native State twenty- six years, and removed to Texas. He was there a short time and then came to Kansas in 1857, with a drove of mules and remained one year. He returned again and located permanently in Kansas, in 1861. He was married in Tennessee to Sara Vititoe, a native of Kentucky. They had four children - Amanda, John S., Thomas M. And Aaron. Mr. Seymour was married again in June, 1846 to Mrs. Susan M. Russel, a native of Tennessee, and has nine children by this marriage, seven are living - Maggie, Samuel A., Anna, George W., Jr., William A., Albert J. And Robert L. Mr. Seymour has been a member of the Masonic Order for a long time, and is a prominent member of the Christian Church. He is one of the oldest and most respected citizens of High Prairie Township.

LOUIS SKAGGS, farmer and stock-raiser; P. O. Jarbalo; came to Kansas in 1854, and located on the Big Stranger about two miles from where he now lives. Mr. Skaggs was born in Indiana in 1835, and when quite young he emigrated with his parents to Iowa. Went from there to Platte County, Mo.; lived there about fifteen years, and then came to Kansas. He was married in Kansas to Miss Eliza J. Henderson, a native of Virginia. They had four children, two are living - John W. And James L. Mr. Skaggs was married again in 1861 to Miss J. R. Burns, a native of Ohio. Has had seven children by his second wife - Mary E., Cinderella A., Emma J., Sadie A., Harry E., Joseph and Ollie M. He is a member of the Methodist Church, and is an honest man and a good citizen. He enlisted in the Fifteenth Kansas Cavalry, and served with that regiment till the close of the war.

CHARLES F. STARNES, farmer and stock-raiser; P. O. Leavenworth; came to Kansas in 1856 and located in High Prairie Township, and on his present farm in 1871. He has a beautiful farm in the southeast corner of High Prairie Township, of 240 acres. He was born in Platte County, Mo., in 1843, and lived in that State till 1856, when he removed to Kansas. He was married in Leavenworth County in 1870, to Miss Josephine Smith, a native of Kentucky. They have had three children - Henry, Minnie and Bessie. Mr. Starnes is a member of the Southern Methodist Church. He is an energetic, enterprising citizen of High Prairie Township, and an honest and upright man.

THOMAS J. STARNES, farmer and stock-raiser; P. O. Leavenworth; came to Kansas in the spring of 1856, and located in Delaware Township, Leavenworth County, and lived there nine years. He then located on his present farm in High Prairie Township in 1865, and has lived here since. He was born in Platte Count, Mo., in 1841, and lived in Missouri till 1856, then removed to Kansas, and located where he now lives. He was married in Leavenworth County, in 1864, to Miss Mattie Haskins, a native of Ohio. They have had one child - Marian E. Mr. Starnes is a young man of energy and public spirit, which is demonstrated by the fine improvements on his farm.

WILLIAM STILLINGS, farmer and stock-raiser; P. O. Leavenworth; also engaged in the manufacture of sorghum syrup, and took first premium at the State Fair at Topeka, 1881 and 1882, on his samples of syrup. Mr. Stillings came to Kansas in 1866, and located in Lyon County, and followed farming and stock-raising to some extent in that place not quite seven years. Then with his family moved to Missouri, remained there nearly two years, when they moved to Leavenworth County, Kan., High Prairie Township, in 1874, where he has since been living. Mr. Stillings was born in Hartford County, Md., May 17, 1828, and was brought up in Union County, Ohio, and remained there until April 1854, when he with three others started for Iowa, and there settled, and being a young man at the time, did not do much farming for nearly two years; at the end of that time married Susan, daughter of Archibald Elson, who was a native of Coshocton Count, Ohio. He then settled down and farmed some for three years, or till April 1859, when he and his family went back to his old home in Ohio, and farmed a part of the old home farm until September, 1865 (his wife and one child, Flora Belle, died a short time before), when, with three children (James E., aged six, Mary, four years, seven months, and George, three years), he emigrated to Iowa; from there to Lyon County, Kan., in the fall of 1866. In 1867, married Mrs. Mary E. Kirby (maiden name, Denham), who was a native of Iowa, and by her was born to him five children - Herbert, Cora, Curtis, Ina and Adelie. Mr. Stillings is one of the enterprising farmers of High Prairie Township, and has a well improved farm of 120 acres.

LEWIS A. STONE, farmer; P. O. Leavenworth; is engaged in the dairy business on his farm, about six miles southwest of the city of Leavenworth. He was born in Niagra County, N. Y., in 1825, and when fourteen years of age removed to Michigan with his parents. He finished his college studies and graduated at Oberlin, Ohio, where he also took the second degree in the arts. In 1857 he filled the professorship of mathematics in the Oak Hill Female College in the State of Tennessee, and in 1858 and '59 was principal of the Academics, male and female, in Raleigh, in the same State. In November, 1859, he located a farm and academy near Topeka, Kan. The great drouth of 1860 made this enterprise a failure. During 1862 and 1863 he filled the chair of mathematics in the Leavenworth College, Leavenworth, Kan. From 1864 to 1866, inclusive, he was principal of the Fulton city schools in the State of Illinois. On account of failing health, he then abandoned teaching, and returning to Kansas, located on the farm where he now resides. He married, in 1857, Miss Martha A. Hotchkiss, a native of New York State, and a graduate of Le Roy Female Seminary. To him by this marriage were born two children - A. Louis, who is now a prominent teacher in the county, and Eva L., now the wife of Mr. J. M. Gilman. In 1881 he married Mrs. Esther H. Miller, a widow lady of unusual activity in every good cause. Both Mr. and Mrs. Stone have, for several years, been earnestly engaged in the Sabbath-school work in Leavenworth County. He is a prominent citizen, and at different times has been a candidate for various offices in the county and State.

THOMAS TROWES, farmer, stock-raiser and general trader in stock, cattle and hogs, P. O. Leavenworth, came to Kansas in 1855, and located in High Prairie Township, Leavenworth County. Mr. Trowes was born in Kentucky, in 1829, and lived in that State about five years. He removed with his parents to Indiana, about 1834, and lived there nine years, removing to the State of Missouri in 1843, and living in Buchanan County until he came to Kansas, in 1855. He was married in Buchanan County, Mo., in 1839, to Miss Margaret Bivins, a native of Missouri. They have had eleven children, seven of whom are living - Francis, Samuel, Emma, Alma, Oliver, Harry and Maggie. Mr. Trowes has been engaged in politics in his State, and was Delegate to the Leavenworth Constitutional Convention in 1857, and was elected to the Legislature in 1863. He is a member of the Masonic Order. Mr. Trowes is one of the oldest citizens of Leavenworth County, an honest and capable man, and is highly respected by the people of his county.

B. F. UHL, farmer and stock-raiser, P. O. Boling, came to Kansas in 1869, and located where he now resides, in High Prairie Township. He was born in Holmes County, Ohio, in 1836, and lived there about thirty-three years. He then came to Kansas and settled in Leavenworth County. He was married in Holmes County, Ohio, in 1858, to Mrs. Julia Wallack, a native of Ohio. They have had five children - Flora, Charles, Luelia, Delbert and Miranda. Mr. Uhl is living on his farm, of 240 acres of well improved land, in High Prairie Township, and is a highly respected citizen. Mr. Uhl keeps excellent grades of stock.

JACOB VOGEL, farmer and stock-raiser, P. O. Boling, came to the State of Kansas in 1871, and located in Leavenworth County, High Prairie Township, and has lived here since. He was born in 1849, in Holmes Co., Ohio, and lived in Ohio twenty-two years, and then came to Kansas and located where he now lives. He was married in High Prairie Township, in 1876, to Miss Maranda Shatzel, a native of Ohio, and has four children, two are now living - Walter and Edward. Mr. Vogel is a hard-working, energetic young man, and is respected by the people of his township.

LORENZO WALLACE, carpenter, P. O. Boling, came to Kansas in 1859, and located in High Prairie Township, Leavenworth County, and has lived there since. He was born in Clark County, Ohio, in 1840, and lived in his native State nineteen years, and then came to his present location in Kansas. Mr. Wallace is a single man, and enjoys the confidence and respect of all of the people of his township. He has been engaged tin farming but recently sold his farm and is living at present with Maurice Frank, a large farmer of his township.

W. S. YOHE, farmer and stock-raiser, P. O. Leavenworth, came to Kansas in 1840, and located at Fort Leavenworth. He was for fifteen years in the employ of the Government, and was one of the first locators of the city of Leavenworth, and has resided in this county ever since. Mr. Yohe has traveled over a great many States of the Union. He is a native of Philadelphia, and was born in 1819, and lived in his native State until he was nineteen years old. He then removed to New Orlens, and lived there a short time. He also lived in Mississippi and Florida and then returned to Philadelphia, and came from there to Kansas, and was married in Platte City, Mo., in 1849, to Miss Isabella McClarin, a native of Ireland. He was married to his second wife, Miss Sarah C. Wood, a native of North Carolina, in 1863, and has two children by his second marriage, Alfred F. And Lena B. Mr. Yohe is prominently identified with the Christian Church, and is minister of that faith. He has been active in developing the resources of his county, and has held several local offices.

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