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


SEDGWICK COUNTY, Part 26

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OHIO TOWNSHIP.

LORENZO ANDERSON, farmer, Section 26, P. O. Ohio Center, was born in Freeport, Maine, in 1881; son of Stephen and Patience Randall Anderson, natives of Maine. He was married in 1841 to Miss Lucy A. Soul, and has four children - Edwin A., Herbert E., Lorenzo C., Rufus S. Mrs. Anderson died in 1852. Was married in 1854 to Miss Mary L. Randall; daughter of Isaac and Betsey Randall. The children of the last marriage are John A., Clara M., Kate M., Gertrude G., Lucy H. and Charles A. Charles A. was the first child born in Ohio Township. He came to Kansas in June, 1871, and located on the farm where he now resides. He owns 160 acres of land, was one of the organizers of the town, and has been Town Clerk.

E. A. ANDERSON, son of Lorenzo and Lucy Anderson; was born in Freeport, Maine, in 1843. He came to Kansas in 1871 and located on the farm where he now resides. He (sic) 160 acres of land, was one of the organizers of the town of Ohio, was in the War of the Rebellion, enlisted in 1861 in the Ninth Illinois Volunteer Company B, was in the battles of Nashville, Corinth, and other engagements - twenty-six in all. Was mustered out in 1865. Is a member of the Good Templars.

W. H. BAUGHMAN, farmer, Section 9, P. O. Ohio Center, was born in Knox County, Ky., in 1837, son of John and Cynthia Evans Baughman; was married in 1860 to Miss Malinda Hoskins, daughter of Hiram and Elizabeth Hoskins, and has three children - James A., Rosa B. and Willie E. Mr. Baughman came to Kansas in the spring of 1871, located in Allen County, engaged in farming and remained until the fall of 1872, when he moved to Sedgwick County and located on the farm where he now resides. He owns 240 acres of land and is engaged in farming and stock raising. He was one of the organizers of Ohio Township in March, 1873. He was the first Trustee of the town, was elected in April, 1873. He is a member of the School Board, has been Treasurer of the school district for two years. Is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and superintendent of the Sabbath school of the Haysville Circuit. He is a member of the Masonic Fraternity, A., F & A. M. He is an earnest temperance man and worker.

CHESTER P. BETRAND, farmer, Section 16, P. O. Ohio Center, was born in Ohio in 1841; son of John and Mary Bertrand. He was married in 1875, to Miss Frances E. Duncan, daughter of John and Cyrene Duncan. They have four children - Orion, Clarissa, Laura and Jerome. Mr. Bertrand came to Kansas in 1870, and located on the farm where he now resides. He owns 160 acres of land; was one of the organizers of Ohio Township in 1873. He was elected Trustee of the town in 1876. He has been a member of the School Board for two years. He was in the War of the Rebellion and enlisted in the Eighteenth Regiment, Ohio Volunteers, Company C, Ninety Days service. He was mustered out at Columbus, Ohio, in August, 1861; re-enlisted in September, 1861, in the West Virginia Second Cavalry, Company B. Was in the engagements of his command and was wounded at Jennis Creek, in Gen. Garfield's command, in the left arm, hand and head, in a skirmish the day before the battle at Prestonburg, Ky. He was laid up for eight months with his wounds and was mustered out 1862 on account of his wounds; is a pensioner. He is a member of the G. A. R. Mr. Bertrand's filing was the second in Ohio Township.

SQUIRE N. BROOMFIELD, farmer, Section 22, P. O. Ohio Center, was born in Kentucky in 1854; son of Nelson & Martha (Walters) Broomfield. Was married in 1879, to Mrs. Clarisa C. Harper. Came to Kansas in 1876; located in Sumner County; engaged in farming; remained two years, then moved to Sedgwick County; located on the farm where he now resides; owns 500 acres of land; engaged in farming and stock-raising. Mrs. S. M. Broomfield was born in Ohio in 1837; daughter of John B. And Mary (Hard) Bertrand. Was married in 1871, to Elihu Harper. Came to Kansas in 1871; located on the farm where she now resides. Her husband died in 1873; he was one of the organizers of Ohio Township. He was in the War of the Rebellion; enlisted in 1861 in the Second Regiment, Kentucky Volunteers, Company F. Was in the engagements of his command; mustered out in 1864. She was married to S. N. Broomfield in 1879.

WILLIAM H. DYER, farmer, Section 31, P. O. Clearwater, was born in Tennessee, in 1843; is a son of Joel and Martha (Boshean) Dyer. Was married in 1876 to Miss Mary E. Chambers, daughter of A. and Mary J. (Patton) Chambers; has three children - Sidney E., Arthur H. and Joel A. Dyer. Came to Kansas from Iowa in 1871; located on the farm where he now resides; owns 460 acres of land; engaged in farming and stock-raising. Was the ninth settler in Ohio Township and one of its organizers. Was the first Road Overseer of the town. Held the office of Justice of the Peace form 1876 to 1879. Is a member of the Old Settlers' Association.

CHARLES F. GUYER, farmer, Section 16, P. O. Ohio Center, was born in Pennsylvania in 1852; is a son of William and Mary (Buffington) Guyer. Was married, in 1871, to Miss Josephine Fager, daughter of Conrad and Mary (Myers) Fager, a native of Pennsylvania; has two children - Jennetta and Mary Guyer. Came to Kansas in 1881; located on the farm where he now resides; owns 160 acres of land, and is engaged in general farming. Came from Chicago, Ill., to Kansas. Is a member of the School Boards, and Treasurer of the School District. Is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church; is recording and district secretary of the church and secretary and treasurer of the Methodist Episcopal Sunday school of the Haysville charge.

JOSEPH HOPE, farmer, Section 21, P. O. Clearwater, was born in England, near London, in 1829; son of William and Ann (Warren) Hope. Married in 1851, to Miss Ann E. Young, daughter of Thomas and Mary Young, natives of England. Has seven children - James, Walter, Stewart, Augusta, Alonzo, Anna and Burton. Mr. Hope came to Kansas in March, 1871, and located on the farm where he now resides. Owns 160 acres of land. Was one of the organizers of the town of Ohio, in March, 1873. His filing was the fifth in the town. Engaged in farming and stock raising. Has been member of the School Board three years, and Treasurer of the District for the came time. Is a member of the Presbyterian Church.

GEO. W. JORDAN, farmer, Section 11, P. O. Ohio Center, was born in Otsego County, N. Y., in 1819; son of Ralph and Abigail (Waters) Jordon. Was married in 1842, to Miss Anna Chrispell, daughter of Abraham and Cynthia (Northway) Chrispell. Has four children - Lucy, Lettie, Ralph and Fredrick. Mr. Jordon came to Kansas in 1871, located in Doniphan County, and engaged in farming. Remained two years, and then moved to Sedgwick County. Located on the farm where he now resides. Owns eighty acres of land. Has an orchard of three acres, containing apple, peach, plum and cherry trees.

RALPH JORDAN, son of Geo. W. and Anna (Chrispell) Jordon, was born in Ashtabula County, Ohio, in 1855. Came to Kansas in 1871, with his parents, and now resides with them. Owns eighty acres of land in Section 11, farms in connection with his father.

ALEXANDER McCORMICK, farmer, Section 4, P. O. Ohio Center, was born in Scotland, in 1843, son of Frank and Ann A. (McKinzie) McCormick. Was married in 1878, to Miss Josie Cartwright, daughter of V. C. and Cynthelia Cartwright. Has two children - Earnest and Frank McCormick. Came to Kansas in 1876, located in Kingman County, and engaged in farming. Remained two years, then moved to Sedgwick County, and located on the farm where he now resides. Owns 160 acres of land. Is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and of the Good Templars.

WM. MAECHTLEN, farmer, Section 21, P. O. Ohio Center, was born in Germany, in 1848, son of Christian and Wilhelmine Maechtlen. Was married in 1868, to Miss Caroline Moriz, daughter of Conrad and Johanna Moriz. Has seven children - William, Caroline, Minie (sic), Jacob, Ernest, Carl, and infant. Came to Kansas iin (sic) March 1871, located on the farm where he now resides. Owns eighty acres of land. Was one of the organizers of the town of Ohio. Has been Road Overseer and member of the School Board. There was but one settler in the town when he arrived.

JESSE SUMNER, farmer, Section 35, P. O. Boone, Sumner County, was born in North Carolina, in 1833, son of William and Catharine Sumner. Was married in 1855, to Miss Elizabeth Sheriff, daughter of A. M. and Sarah Sheriff; has six children, James F., Jefferson D., William M., Jesse S., Joshua L., Mary E. Mr. Sumner came to Kansas in 1871, located on the farm where he now resides; owns 160 acres of land; was the fifth settler in the town of Ohio; was one of the signers of the petition for the organization of the town of Ohio; is a member of the Christian Church.

HENRY E. TEACHOUT, farmer, Section 27, P. O. Ohio Center, was born in Canada, in 1844, son of Patterson and Lorenda Teachout. Was married in 1870, to Miss Catharine Bull, daughter of George and Margaret Bull; has four children, Genevieve A., Lucian W., Mabel M. and Julia A. Mr. Teachout came to Kansas in 1871, located on the farm where he now resides; owns 160 acres of land; was one of the organizers of the town of Ohio; was the first Treasurer of the Township elected in April, 1873; is Justice of the Peace and was elected in 1882; was in the War of the Rebellion; enlisted in 1861, in the Forty-second Regiment Illinois Volunteers, Company B; was in the battles of Stone River, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Resaca, Peachtree Creek, Atlanta, Spring Hill, Franklin and other engagements; was wounded in the battle of Franklin; was in the hospital for two months; was mustered out in 1866; was Sergeant, promoted to Orderly, and received commission as Second Lieutenant in December, 1865; first enlisted for three years in 1864; re-enlisted in same Regiment and Company.

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