KANSAS COLLECTION BOOKS

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


POTTAWATOMIE COUNTY, Part 9

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POTTAWATOMIE TOWNSHIP.

J. H. COOPER, farmer and live-stock merchant, P. O. Adam's Peak, was born in Knox County, Ill., November 24, 1844. Attended the public schools of Henderson until twelve years of age, when his people moved to Kansas, settling at Pleasant Run in Pottawatomie County. In the spring of 1862 he took a load of freight to Colorado, and on returning, he enlisted in July, 1862, in Company K of the Ninth Kansas Cavalry. Served three years and took part in all the battles of his corps, the Army of the Frontier. At the close of the war he returned to Pottawatomie County. Crossed the plains and returned in 1866, and has since been engaged in stock. He is the township trustee of Pottawatomie Township, which office he has held for two years. He was married November 24, 1867, in Pottawatomie County, Kan., to Miss Delilah Shute. They have four children - Frederic, born May 27, 1869; Melvina, September 1, 1871; Samuel W., March 13, 1875, and Lorena, September 22, 1881.

WILLIAM H. COTTON, farmer, P. O. Myers' Valley, was born in Story County, Iowa, November 6, 1857. When he was twelve years of age, his parents removed to Jefferson County, Kan. He was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools. In 1877 he began teaching in Jefferson County, and has been engaged in the business nearly all the time since. In 1880 he moved to Pottawatomie County, and in the winter of 1880-81, taught at Wheaton. He is now, 1883, engaged in District No. 80. He was married at Louisville, Kans., January 7, 1882, to Miss Gertrude Sommerhinser.

GEORGE W. DUNCAN, farmer, P. O. Pleasant Run, was born in Vanderburgh County, Ind., September 23, 1843. In 1863 he moved to Logan County, Ill., where he was engaged in farming until 1871, when he came to Kansas settling on a farm in Pottawatomie County. He is engaged in farming and stock-raising. He has been prominent in the politics of the county and has been urged by his friends for the office of Sheriff. He was a delegate to the State Convention - Republican party - in 1882, and voted for St. John and McCabe. He belongs to the S. of T. Was married December 22, 1868, in De Witt County, Ill., to Miss Keziah Jones. They have three children - Charles W., Eldestan and Howard P.

EMIL EBERT, farmer, P. O. Hanson, was born in Saxony, November 17, 1832. At the age of twenty years he came to America, and settled in Pittsburg, Pa., where he worked at the trade of saw-making for three years. He then went to Northern Michigan, and worked in the copper mines on Lake Superior for two years. He afterward traveled through the West, and in August, 1854, he settled in Pottawatomie County, where he now lives. In 1859 he moved West and spent two years in Colorado and New Mexico. He returned to Pottawatomie County penniless, but by energy, economy, and the tilling of Kansas soil has raised a competence. He has a farm on 480 acres, thirty of which are timber, the balance tillable prairie. He has 112 head of cattle, about 100 hogs, and an abundance of work-animals and implements. He was married at St. Mary's, Kans., June 18, 1865, to Miss Mary Umscheid. They have nine children - Christine, Rosa, Lizzie, Louise, Louis, Charles, Emma, Vincent and an infant.

JACOB H. HARD, farmer, P. O. Hanson, was born in Wittemburg, Germany, January 25, 1827. In 1844 he came to America, and first lived in Rochester, N. Y., for a year; thence went to Reading, Pa., and worked on the Schuylkill Canal during the summer; thence to New Orleans, La., where he lived a year, running on steamboats; after a year at this work he settled at Jackson, Miss., and kept a grocery-store for a year. In 1849 he came to Kansas, and was employed by Quartermaster of the United States army at Fort Leavenworth as a teamster, and the same year accompanied Capt. Easton to California, arriving about Christmas. He remained in California for four years, returning to New Orleans in 1853. Spent the succeeding winter in Texas, and in the spring on 1854, came to Kansas to stay. He settled in Pottawatomie County, in township of same name, where he still lives, engaged in farming and stock-raising. He is now Township Treasurer, and has held the office for four years. He was married July 22, 1854, in Weston, Mo, (sic) to Miss Barbara Weist. They have seven children - Mary (now Mrs. James Blackmoor), Louis, Lizzie (now Mrs. Geo. H. Cox), Nellie, Edward, Emma and Frederick. In 1863 Mr. Hard moved to Idaho, but after trying Oregon and Idaho two years, returned to Kansas, believing it the best State in the Union.

PHILLIP IMMENSCHUH, farmer, P. O. Hanson, was born in Baden, April 27, 1828. In 1848 he came to America, and worked in Cincinnati and attended night schools, and was a year and a half clerk in a hotel. In 1852 he came to Fort Leavenworth, and was for three years a Government teamster. During that time he was frequently at the frontier posts. In the winter of 1852 he accompanied Major Ogden and the United States army engineer to the Republican River, where they established Fort Riley. In 1853 he went overland to California, where he worked in the mines for three years, returning via Panama and New York. In 1856 he again came to Kansas, and settled in Leavenworth and lived there until 1862, when he located on his present farm in Pottawatomie County. The following year, however, he returned to Leavenworth and engaged in business as a liquor dealer. During the Price and Indian raids in 1864, he served in the First Kansas Militia. In 1867 he returned to his farm and has since lived here. He was a member, and is Past Grand of Lodge No. 9, I. O. O. F. He was married February 18, 1858, at Weston, Mo., to Miss Gertrude Repp. They have ten children - Louisa J. (now Mrs. Jos. A. Beal), Edward Ph., Amellia C., Charles A., Julius, William F., Theodore P., Ida B., Leo J. And Phillip M.

P. MARVEL, farmer, Pleasant Run, was born in Gibson County, Ind., December 28, 1835. While a boy, his parents moved to De Witt County, Ill., where Mr. Marvel worked on a farm until he entered Asbury University, Greencastle, Ind., where he was educated. In 1871, he came to Kansas and settled on the farm on which he now lives. In 1874, he was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives, and served in the session of 1875. In 1876, he was elected county Commissioner, and served three years. Again, in 1882, was a candidate for Representative. He has been twice married; the first time, November 18, 1859, in De Witt County, Ill, to Miss Ellen J. Kenton. They had two children - Mary and U. S. G. Mrs. Marvel dying, he was again married at Lincoln, Ill., to Miss Mary J. Jones. They have seven children - Ester, Anthus, Hattie, Asenith, Alma, Mabel and Isabella.

FERREOL MOULIN, farmer, P. O. Louisville, was born in Grenoble, France, July 11, 1826. He had a college education, and in 1865, came to America, and for six years was a teacher of languages in New York City. He is master of the Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Greek, English, and his vernacular, the French. In 1871, he moved to Kansas, settling on a farm, where he still resides. He is engaged in farming. Mr. Moulin has discovered on his farm a quarry of lithographic stone of the best quality, which is probably the only quarry of the kind in America. He was married at Paris, France, in 1846, to Mlie (sic) Augusta Bertrand. They have four children.

CENTER TOWNSHIP.

AARON B. DAVIS, farmer and merchant, P. O. Laclede, was born in Calhoun County, Mich., May 5, 1849. He received a common school education, and took a thorough course in Mayhew's Business College, Detroit. Was engaged in farming, and for two years as a salesman in Coldwater, Mich. December 10, 1876, reached Pottawatomie County, and has been here since. He settled on a farm two miles west of Laclede post-office, and which he still controls. In 1878 he was appointed post-master at Laclede, and opened a drug, grocery and provision store. He is a member of the I. O. O. F. He was married, October 22, 1876, at Bronson, Mich., to Miss Sarah Annetta Henderson. They have one child, born November 28, 1882.

JOHN M. JORDAN, farmer, P. O. Laclede, was born in Morgan County, Ohio, May 15, 1835; was raised a farmer. In 1870, came to Kansas, settling on a farm in Center Township. He was a splendid farm of 420 acres, all fenced, and cultivates 240 acres. Is engaged in grain and stock. Has been Township Treasurer, and is 1879 was the Republican candidate for Register of Deeds. He is a member of the I. O. O. F. Was married July 9, 1857, in Morgan County, Ohio, to Miss Eliza J. French. They have eight children: Florence, John H., Ella, Charles E., William H., Amanda A., Emma B. And Albert M.

JEROME PITNEY, farmer, P. O. Laclede, was born in Saratoga, N. Y., May 1, 1840. He was raised a farmer, and his family and himself have been for years proprietors of the Pitney House, Saratoga, where he still has a large interest. While a citizen of Saratoga, he was for two years a member of the City Council, and five years on the Board of Water Commissioners. In May, 1880, he came to Kansas, settled in Center Township, and began the work of building up a very large stock farm. He owns 9,000 acres of land, lying on both sides of the Red Vermillion River, 600 acres being now under cultivation, and the entire tract fenced. The ranch is one of the best in the State, being well watered and having good timber shelter, and can afford good feed for 3,000 head of cattle. He has 1,000 head of cattle, and a flock of 500 pure blood merino sheep. He is rapidly developing his immense farm, and has come to Kansas to live. He was married, October 14, 1866, at Saratogo, N. Y., to Miss Elizabeth Owen. They have two children: Water and Arthur.

L. C. RIGHTMIRE, farmer, P. O. Laclede, was born in Knox County, Ohio, December 2, 1836. He has been a farmer always, but for fourteen years, in connection with his farming operations, was engaged as a general agent for an insurance company. In February 1876, came to Kansas, settling on a farm in Center township, Pottawatomie County. He is engaged in grain and stock-raising. Has 360 acres, all under fence and all tillable, except fifteen acres of timber. He was married, February 10, 1875, in Knox County, Ohio, to Mrs. Mary Drake. They have a family of six children by former marriages.

I. W. ZIMMERMAN, farmer, P. O. Laclede, was born in Lehigh County, Pa., March 11, 1851. At the age of four years removed with his parents to Mahaska County, Iowa. In 1868 he came to Kansas, settling in the eastern part of Marshall County. He came to Pottawatomie County the following year and ran a saw-mill with his father one-half mile from the site of Onaga. In 1876, bought a farm in Center Township, where he now resides. He is engaged in farming, stock-raising, etc. He has been Township Trustee for the last three years. He is a Mason. He was married, November 16, 1876, in Pottawatomie County, Kansas, to Miss Flora M. Benedict. They have two children: Miles F., born February 16, 1879; Walter A., born July 28, 1881.

BLUE TOWNSHIP.

WILLIAM F. ALLEN, farmer, P. O. Manhattan, Riley County, was born, March 7, 1835, in Roxbury, Mass., and is a direct descendant of the Plymouth line of the same name, the genealogical tree being traced back to 1608, A. D. Mr. Allen was educated in the common schools of his native city, and was employed in the mercantile business as salesman, etc., until the fall of 1854, when he came to Kansas, locating near his present farm, which is on the southwest quarter of Section 9, Township 10, Range 8 east, the greater part of which is under cultivation. In May, 1861, he enlisted in Company B, Second Kansas Infantry, and participated in the battles of Dug Springs, Wilson's Creek (at the latter place being slightly wounded), and Shelbina, Mo., and was mustered out, November 1, 1861, at Fort Leavenworth, having served nearly six months. After leaving the army, he was engaged in mining, building and contracting in Colorado nearly seven years, when he returned to farming. Mr. Allen is at present engaged principally in stock raising, making a specialty of thoroughbred Berkshire swine. Has about 30 head of cattle, 125 head of hogs, etc., and raises grain sufficient to supply his stock. January 1, 1880, was married to Miss Florence M. Ingraham, of Manhattan, by whom he has two children - Marian, born April 29, 1881, and Amy Lena, born December 6, 1882. Mr. Allen has been Clerk of the Board of Education for his district, and likewise has been Township Treasurer, Trustee and Justice of the Peace. He is a P. W. M. of Lafayette Lodge, A. F. & A. M., and has held the office of High Priest of Manhattan Chapter for six years.

SAMUEL CRAIG, farmer, P. O. Manhattan, Riley County, was born in Cumberland County, Pa., September 21, 1859. Was educated at an academy in Easton, and clerked in a dry goods store in that city for two years. In 1881, he came to Kansas, settling on a farm in Blue Township, where he is engaged in farming and also teaches in the public schools. He is a scholarly gentleman, and has a good farm of eighty acres. He belongs to the I. O. O. F. and K. of P. Was married, February 23, 1881, at Easton, Pa., to Miss Mabel M. Felton. They have one child, Samuel G., born December 14, 1882.

BERNARD DEMPSEY, farmer, P. O. St. George, was born in County Queens, Ireland, July 5, 1828. In 1848, he came to America, working at his trade of stone-cutter in various parts of the country. In 1855, he came to Kansas, settling on a farm in Blue Township, Pottawatomie County, where he now lives. He has a very large farm, and produces form $5,000 to $6,000 in grain and stock annually. He was married in New York City, January 3, 1853, to Miss Mary Moran. They have five children - Charles, Martin, Ellen (Mrs. McGuire), John and Margaret Ellen.

WELCOME WELLS, farmer and County Commissioner, P. O. Manhattan, Riley County, was born in Danville, Caledonia Co., Vt., September 17, 1808. At the age of sixteen years moved to Troy, N. Y., where he learned and worked at the trade of shoemaking for several years. In 1828, he removed to Utica, where he continued his manufacturing business. In 1834, he removed his family and business to Coshocton, Ohio, where he lived until 1857, when he came to Kansas, settling in Riley County near Manhattan. In 1860, he moved into Blue Township, Pottawatomie County, where he still resides, engaged in farming and stock raising. He is an extensive fruit-raiser, and has a large apiary. He was Mayor of Manhattan one term, and a Justice of the Peace for Riley County. In 1862, he was elected a member of the House of Representatives for Pottawatomie County. In 1869, was County Commissioner, and again, in 1872, was elected to the House, and re-elected in 1874. In 1875, he was, by the Governor, appointed a member of the Board of Trustees for the Asylum for the Blind, of which board he was chairman, holding the office for three years. In 1876, he was selected a member of the State Senate for the district composed of Pottawatomie and Jackson counties. In 1881, he was again elected to the office of County Commissioner for the term of three years, and is now in office. He was married, May 27, 1828, at Troy, N. Y., to Miss Eliza Gardner. They have four sons, all fully grown. Mr. Wells is a member of the Masonic order.

VIENNA TOWNSHIP.

JAMES P. BASKETT, farmer, P. O. Onaga, was born in Shelby County, Ky., November 11, 1824. When a boy, he removed with his parents to Howard County, Mo. In 1852, he came to Kansas, settling in Leavenworth County, where he lived until 1870, when he came to Pottawatomie County, settling on a farm in Center Township. In 1880, he moved on a farm in Vienna Township, where he at present resides, engaged in stock farming. He was married, in August, 1850, at Weston, Mo., to Miss Florence Beagle. They have on child, Alice, now Mrs. Charles Day.

D. A. COOK, farmer, P. O. Onaga, was born in Seneca County, N. Y., April 12, 1840. Was raised a farmer, and educated at an academy at Penn Yan. Enlisted, April 13, 1861, in Company I, Thirty-third New York Volunteer Infantry, serving two years as orderly sergeant. Enlisted again, in the Twenty-second Cavalry, and served through the war. After the war, returned to New York, and in 1869, came to Kansas, settling in Vienna Township, where he still lives, engaged in farming and stock raising. He has been Township Trustee for five years, and is now in office. Has been on the school board for ten years. He is a member of the G. A. R. He was married, September 15, 1870, in Douglas County, Kan., to Miss Lydia N. Thompson. They have two children - Mabel, born October 4, 1876, and Arthur, born August 3, 1881.

MOSES DAY, farmer, P. O. Onaga, is a native of France. Was born, August 16, 1827, near Belfort. Emigrated with his parents to America in the year 1832, and settled in Ohio, Coshocton County, Franklin township. He married Miss Mary Smith, daughter of Thomas Smith, May 11, 1851. In the fall of the same year, he borrowed a horse of A. T. Jones, and emigrated to Clark County, Ill., where he lived four years. From there he went to Iowa and settled in Boone County, near Boonesborough, where he resided for eighteen months. He went elk hunting and caught three elk calves. He moved from there to Pottawatomie County, Kansas. He was the first settler in Vienna Township; made his claim on the southwest quarter of Section 23, Township 7, Range 11. His nearest white neighbor was five miles away. He had a good time with the Indians, and, as he says, they were clever and hones. He hunted buffalo, which afforded meat for his family. He has seven children - five boys, Charles, Thomas, Frank, Moses and Fred, and two girls, Mary A. And Martha. His eldest son, Charles, is married and doing for himself. The second is also married. The third is a student of Lane University, at Lecompton. His two youngest are plow-boys at home. His eldest daughter is a widow, living on her own farm, and the youngest is staying at home. He has been fortunate in accumulating property. He has, 3000 acres of land, mostly in the Vermillion Valley, and plenty of water and timber. He has 400 head of cattle and 150 head of horses. He has accumulated the property since he came to the State of Kansas, where he has been twenty-five years. He has served one term as Sheriff; was lieutenant in the army during Price's raid. When he came to Kansas he was a mere skeleton, but now weights 180 pounds. He has been in Texas, New Mexico and Mexico.

RICHARD A. GUFFY, farmer, P. O. Onaga, was born in Northumberland County, Pa., April 13, 1832. When he was fifteen years of age, removed with his parents to Mercer County, Ill., where he lived until the spring of 1850, when he engaged as a clerk in Edgington, Rock Island County, Ill. This was continued until 1857, when he began farming in the same county. In the year 1860, was in the Rocky Mountains gold-mines, on the headwaters of the Arkansas River. In the spring of 1865, he enlisted in Company G, One Hundred and Second Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and served until the close of the war. In the spring of 1868, he came to Kansas, settling on the farm where he still resides, and has done so continuously since, except the years 1877-'78, when he lived in Louisville, and was engaged in the lumber trade. In 1872, he was elected from Pottawatomie County to the Kansas House of Representatives, serving in the session of 1873. He was chairman of the Committee of Internal Improvements, and a member of the Committee on Agriculture. Is now a farmer, stock-raiser, etc. He is a member of the K. of P., and A. O. U. W. He was married, May 10, 1859, to Miss Eliza Edginton, at Edgington, Ill. They have seven children - Harriet, Mary, May, Ella, Richard, Grant, Charles B., Cora and Etta.

SETH INGALSBEE, farmer, P. O. Arispie, was born in Genesee County, New York, May 15, 1829. Was raised a farmer. In 1858, moved to Ford County, Ill. He enlisted September 15, 1861, in Company C, of the Tenth Illinois Volunteer Cavalry, as Second Lieutenant. Becoming disabled while in the line of service, he resigned, after a year's service and returned to Illinois. In 1870, he moved to Kansas, settling on the farm he now occupies. Is engaged in farming and stock-raising. He is a Justice of the Peace, having held this office for six years. He belongs to the G. A. R. Was married, December 23, 1851, at Batavia, N. Y., to Miss Louis Baker. They have seven children - Emma (now Mrs. S. J. Griffis), Della (now Mrs. Orin Ingalsbee), Adna, Edwin S., Franz Sigel, Carrie and Clarence A.

CLEAR CREEK TOWNSHIP.

D. H. FITZGERALD, M. D., Butler City, was born in Franklin County, Pa., July 23, 1853. In 1865 his parents moved to Macomb, Ill. He was educated at Carthage College, Carthage Ill., and Macomb, and taught school in the public schools of Hancock County for several years; studied medicine in Bowensburg, Ill., and entered the Keokuk Medical College, graduating with the class of 1880. He practiced near Paola a year, in Garrison, Pottawatomie County for nearly a year, where he had settled in 1881. From Garrison he came to Butler City in July 1882, and is still in practice. He is also proprietor of a drug store, carrying a line of drugs, patent medicines and sundries. He belongs to the Masonic Order and the I. O. O. F. He was married February 15, 1882, at Paola, Kansas, to Miss Hettie M. Hall.

CARLYLE PIERCE, farmer, P. O., Leghorn, was born in Cattaraugus County, N. Y., July 18, 1846. When a youth of seventeen years he removed to Illinois. He enlisted December 27, 1863, mustered January 4, 1864, in Capt. Colvin's Battery, Number 7, of Illinois Volunteer Artillery, afterwards designated Company K, First Illinois Artillery. He served until July 18, 1865, and after his discharge settled in Grundy County, Illinois. October 7, 1871, he came to Kansas, settling in Clear Creek Township, where he now resides, engaged in farming and stock raising. He belongs to the G. A. R. He has been District Treasurer. Was married December 25, 1878 in Pottawatomie County, Kansas, to Miss Mary Welch. They have one child - James Jeffires, born July 31, 1881.

SHANNON TOWNSHIP.

JOHN W. GRAHAM, farmer, P. O. Blaine, was born in Wayne County, Indiana, March 16, 1840. In September 1861, enlisted in the Thirty-seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Company K, and served three years. Returning to Indiana, he began business as a stock shipper, but soon afterward, in 1867, moved to Pike County, Illinois, where he lived as a farmer until 1880, when he moved to Pottawatomie County, Kansas, and settled on a farm in Shannon Township. He is engaged in farming, and has begun sheep husbandry on a small scale. He now owns 150 head of good blood. He was married in Pike County, Illinois, June 23, 1868, to Miss Josephine Riley. They have two children - Mary E. and William J.

WILSON M. RILEY, farmer, P. O. Blaine, was born in Scott County, Illinois, Mary 4, 1847. When a child his parents removed to Pike County, and there he lived, a farmer until 1880, when he came West to Kansas and settled in Pottawatomie County. He with his brother-in-law, Mr. Graham, are engaged in farming and sheep raising. They contemplate a large herd, and believe this part of Kansas is "the best wool-growing country on top of the earth." He belongs to the I. O. G. T. and A. O. U. W. He was married July 11, 1873, at Pittsfield, Illinois, to Miss Jane G. Littlefield. They have only one child living - Bertha E.

JEFFERSON I. STEVENS, farmer, P. O. Adam's Peak, was born in Bradford County Pa., June 4, 1841; was raised a farmer. In 1864, he enlisted in the New York First Cavalry Regiment, and served through the war. In 1870 he came to Kansas, settling on the farm he now occupies. He is engaged in grain and stock-raising. He is now serving his fourth term as Township Trustee. He belongs to the Masons and I. O. O. F. He was married October 2, 1863, at Stevensville, Pa., to Miss Mary E. Kenney. They have three children - Amy R., born September 10, 1866; Oscar Ray, born April 22, 1879; Mary Ella, February, 1881.

LONE TREE TOWNSHIP.

GEORGE ALLEN, farmer, P. O. Leghorn, was born in New Brunswick, August 6, 1846. When a year old he removed with his parents to Rockford, Winnebago County, Ill. In 1869, he traded lands in Illinois for lands in Floyd County, Iowa, and the following spring removed to that State and county, where he lived until 1872, when he came to Kansas, settling in Pottawatomie County, locating a farm in Lone Tree, where he has since been engaged in farming and stock-raising. He does a large business in papers, loans, etc., and is always ready to put up cash on papers fairly secured. He was married August 19, 1872, in Osage County, Kansas, to Miss Haney. They have five children - George B., Henry E., Minnie May, Daisy Ann and Lillie Jane.

HIRMAN F. ROBBINS, farmer, P. O. Blaine, was born in Warren County, Pa., October 7, 1843. When a child his parents removed to Wisconsin and from thence to Ogle County, Ill., in 1857. He has always been a farmer. In March 1862, he enlisted in Company A, of the Twelfth Illinois Cavalry, and served three years. In May 1866, he came to Kansas, settling on the farm where he now is. He is engaged, extensively, in stock-raising and farming, and has a fine place. In 1880 he was elected a member of the Kansas House of Representatives, and served in the session of 1881. He was on the committee on Federal Relations, and Fees and Salaries; belongs to the I. O. G. T. He was married in Pottawatomie County, July 19, 1867, to Miss Mary E. McMurray. They have four children - Sanford, Fanny, Edward and James.

GREEN TOWNSHIP.

JOHN W. BROOKS farmers, P. O. Garrison, was born in Jasper County, Ind., January 6, 1847. Was raised a farmer. In 1869, moved to Otoe County, Neb., where he resided until 1878, when he moved to Kansas, settling in Pottawatomie County, Greene Township. He has a good farm, and is engaged principally in stock-raising. He was married, August 10, 1871, in Otoe County, Neb., to Miss Alice Dunning. Has one daughter - Sarah, born June 18, 1878.

H. R. GRINDEL, farmer, P. O. Garrison, was born in Henderson County, Ill., June 16, 1850. In 1871, came to Kansas, settling on a farm in Greene Township, where he now lives engaged in grain and stock farming. Has a fine herd of sheep, and is starting a herd of Short-horn cattle. Belongs to the Masonic order, and the Knights of Honor. He was married, January 9, 1871, in Henderson County, Ill., to Miss Harriet E. Gaines. They have two children - Hiram G., born June 3, 1873, and Cora, born September 16, 1875.

SHERMAN TOWNSHIP.

M. S. H. KING, farmer, P. O. Moodyville, was born in Carroll County, Ohio, February 3, 1845. Educated at Harlem Spring College. He was raised a farmer. He enlisted in August, 1862, in Company F, of the One Hundred and Twenty-sixth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served three years, and until the close of the war. Returned to Ohio, and in June, 1869, came to Kansas, settling on a farm in Pottawatomie County, where he now resides. He is engaged in farming, stock-raising, etc. He has been Township Clerk of his Township. He is unmarried up to the present time, but a good fellow, nevertheless. He is a member of the I. O. O. F.

ANDREW KORNMAN, farmer, P. O. Wamego, was born in Marburg, Germany, March 3, 1833. Educated in common schools, and learned the stone cutter's trade. In 1856, he came to America, landing at New York, June 7. Settled in Putnam County, Ill., where he worked on a farm, and at his trade. In 1858, he came to Kansas, and took a farm in Sherman Township. In August, 1861, he enlisted in the First Kansas Battery, serving in the army of the Frontier for three years. Returned to Kansas, and has been in business in Wamego, and in farming and stock-raising. Has been Township Treasurer, and Justice of the Peace. Is now Director of School District No. 47. He was married September 22, 1864, in Pottawatomie County, to Miss Phoebe J. Curry. They have one child - Charles Henry, born November 25, 1876.

MARTIN REPLOGLE, farmer, P. O. Arispie, was born in Bedford County, Pa., June 15, 1849. When a boy his parents removed to Appanoose County, Iowa, where he lived until 1874, when he came to Kansas, settled on a farm in Rock Creek Township (now Sherman), in Pottawatomie County. Here he still resides engaged in farming and stock-raising. He has over 100 head of cattle, and raised last year over 6,000 bushels of corn. He was married twice, the first time to Miss Sophia Replogle, and lived with her ten years, they had two children - William and Anna. He was married the second time, June 15, 1882, to Mrs. Catharine Davis.

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