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


OSBORNE COUNTY, Part 6

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DELHI.

Delhi is in the southeast part of the county, and is quite a trading point, and has great expectations of a railroad from Salina up the Saline Valley, via Lincoln Center. The Catholic Church has an organization here, under the charge of Rev. Clemens Newman, of Cawker City.

TILDEN TOWNSHIP.

ALBERT A. FORD, farmer, Section 36, P. O. Osborne, was born in Fulton County, Ill., April 19, 1836. He lived with his parents on the farm until 1855, when he went to Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa, and engaged as a laborer for one year. He then returned to Fulton County, Ill., where he farmed for one year, and again went to Waterloo, Iowa, and worked on a farm for one year. Then to Jackson County, Iowa, and worked in a saw-mill for one year, then to Lake Pipin, Minn., where he worked at carpentering three months, then went to Jackson County, Iowa, on a visit, and from there to Iowa County, Iowa, where he worked on a farm for ten months. He then went to Johnson County, Iowa, where he worked as a laborer until September 23, 1861, when he enlisted in Company A, of the Fourteenth Iowa Volunteer Infantry, as a sergeant. He was discharged as a sergeant February 28, 1863. He re-enlisted as sergeant veteran in Company A, Seventh Iowa Cavalry Volunteers, and was discharged March 11, 1865, as sergeant, to accept second lieutenant's commission, in Company I, Third United States Volunteer Infantry. He was discharged at Leavenworth, Kansas, as second lieutenant, November 28, 1865. After his discharge from the army, he returned to Iowa City, Iowa, and worked at the carpenter's trade until 1866, when he went to Mitchell County, Iowa, where he worked at his trade until 1868. He then went to Sacramento, Ca., and worked at carpentering until November, 1870, when he returned east and worked at his trade in Miami County, Kan., until May 15, 1871, when he came to Osborne County, Kan., where he worked at his carpentering until 1875. He then engaged in farming, locating on Section 13, Township 7, Range 14, in 1871; and in the fall of 1875 on Section 30, Township 7, Range 13; and in the fall of 1879 on Section 36, Township 7, Range 14. He has seven cattle and four horses. He was married to Miss Lucinda Cavett, August 11, 1861. They have seven children - Anna L., Ira J., Frank, Ella, Earl G., Flora and Guy. Mr. Ford is a member of the A. F. & A. M.

C. G. PARIS, farmer, P. O. Bloomington, was born March 6, 1829, in Gloucester County, N. J., and with his parents went to Warren County, Ohio, when he was six years of age. Here he lived until November, 1868, on the farm; then moved to Kansas, and settled in Miami County, where he farmed until 1871, when he came to Osborne County, and homesteaded the farm he is now living on. His was then the only family on Kill Creek. He resided on his farm until the fall of 1877, when he was elected County Clerk of Osborne County; then removed to Osborne City, where he held the office of Clerk until January, 1882, when he returned to his farm. He was married March 11, 1854, to Miss Sarah J. Harner. They have nine children - George L., Elmer E., Mary M., Willie G., Sallie A., Burr C., Anna, Nellie, and Maud. Enlisted as Sergeant in Company H, Seventy-ninth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, August 14, 1862; was discharged as Sergeant March 26, 1863, through loss of sight of his right eye. He is a member of the I. O. O. F. and G. A. R. Was Justice of the Peace of Tilden Township for two years, and Trustee of same township for two years.

GEORGE SCHUMACHER, farmer and stock-raiser, P. O. Osborne, was born in Baden, Germany, January 5, 1828. At the age of seventeen years he came to the United States and located in Erie, Pa., where he carried on a cooper shop, and engaged in farming until 1866 when he went to Benton, Iowa, where he engaged in farming until 1877, when he came to Osborne County, Kan. Here his attention has been turned to stock-raising and farming on a large scale. He has now thirty-eight head of fine thoroughbred cattle and eight head of ordinary stock. He was married to Miss Catherine Feasler, October 1, 1850. They have ten children - Lewis, Emma, Maria, George, Thomas, Charles and Willie (twins), Samuel, Frank and Kitty. Mr. Shoemaker (sic) is a member of the A. O. U. W., and has been Trustee of Le Roy Township, Benton County, Iowa, for four years.

COVERT TOWNSHIP.

JOHN KASER, farmer, P. O. Covert, was born April 16, 1852, in Coshocton, Ohio, in 1857 went to Tama County, Iowa, where he lived on the farm with his parents until 1877, when he came to Osborne County, Kan., where he has given all his attention to farming and the necessary stock to run the farm. As a crop this year he had eighty acres of wheat, fifteen bushels to the acre; forty-two acres of corn, twenty-five bushels to the acre; twenty-four acres of rye, twenty-five bushels to the acre. He was married October 28, 1875, to Miss Sussetta Leaver. They have two children - Jasper and Lotta B.

KILL CREEK TOWNSHIP.

JOHN J. GUYER, farmer, Section 10, P. O. Kill Creek, was born in Schwerzenbach, Switzerland, November 10, 1840. At an early age he was apprenticed to the trade of silk-weaving and rope-making, and followed these trades until 1857, when he came to the United States and located in Wisconsin, where he worked as a laborer until February 22, 1861, when he enlisted in Company G, Nineteenth Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, and was discharged February 22, 1864, as a corporal. He re-enlisted in Company G, Nineteenth Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, as a corporal February 22, 1864, and was discharged as quarter-master sergeant October 15, 1865, when he returned to Colombia County, Wis., where he conducted a farm until March, 1871, when he came to Osborne County, Kan., His farm operations for 1882 were forty-two acres of wheat, twenty-four bushels to the acre; thirty acres of corn, fifteen bushels to the acre; six acres of rye, eighteen bushels to the acre; six acres of oats, sixteen bushels to the acre. He has fifteen head of cattle and five horses. Has 2,000 grafted fruit trees on his farm from one to five years old. He was married November 15, 1858, to Miss Nancy M. English, who was killed by lightning June 10, 1864. They had one child - Dora E. Mr. Guyer was married April 13, 1875 to Miss Emma Eldrid, and they have had two children - Kittie and Willie. Mr. Guyer was Township Trustee of Kill Creek Township for two years, and County Commissioner of Osborne County since 1876. He was wounded at Petersburg, June 21, 1864, in the right thigh.

FRED V. HEBERLEIN, farmer, Section 17, P. O. Kill Creek, was born in Prussia, on the Rhine, July 24, 1820, and worked on a farm until he was twenty-three years of age, when he entered the Prussian army for two years. In 1846 he came to the United States and located near Milwaukee, Wis., where he was engaged in farming for twelve years. He then sold his farm, and went to Columbia County, Wis., and engaged in the livery business for seven years, when he sold out and moved to Adams County, Wis., and bought a farm and engaged in farming for seven years. He sold his farm and worked on the railroad for two years, and then went to Monroe County, to the Wisconsin pineries where he kept a boarding house for four years; when he again sold his business and came to Osborne County, Kan., where he has since been engaged in farming. He was married to Miss Louisa Rothe, March 10, 1850; they have six children - Fredericka, William F., Bertha, Matilda, Earnest and Ella.

INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP.

JUDSON LINDEN, farmer, Section 27, P. O. Bristow, was born in Washtenaw County, Mich., October 10, 1844, where he engaged as a farmer and stock-raiser until 1872, when he came to Osborne County, Kan., where he has been farming to the present time, but is gradually working into stock, to which business in a few years he mens to give his whole attention. His farm operations for 1882 were: 85 acres of wheat, 25 bushels to the acre; 30 acres of corn, 30 bushels to the acre; 16 acres of oats, 37 bushels to the acre, and 10 acres of barley, 27 bushels to the acre. He is now putting in 100 acres of wheat and 34 acres of rye; his stock is 30 head of cattle and 10 horses. He was married to Miss Mary E. Dell, October 24, 1869. They have two children - Eugene and Roy. He is a member of the A. F. and A. M., and was the Trustee of Independence Township one year. At present he is one of the largest land owners in Osborne, owning the first place in Osborne County settled upon by a white family.

T. J. GOSSETT, practicing physician and dealer in drugs and general merchandise, Bristow, was born in Leesburg, Highland County, Ohio, July 29, 1822, where he lived until 1828; went with this parents to McDonough County, Ill., where he resided until 1834, when he moved to Knox County, Ill., and at the age of twenty-eight went to Abingdon, where he read medicine and engaged in the practice of medicine and drug and mercantile business until 1870, when he removed to Washington, Iowa, and engaged in general merchandise business until 1872, when he came to Osborne County, Kan., where h has since been engaged as a practicing physician and in the drug and mercantile business. Practiced in the eclectic school, and attended lectures at Cincinnati, Ohio. Married to Miss Violette Darling, March 8, 1843. They have four children - Mary E., John H., Abram L. And Arthur T. He is a member of the Masonic Order, I. O. O. F. and I. O. G. T. Appointed postmaster at Bristow in 1872, which appointment he still holds.

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