George W. Schiller is a 10th generation descendent from immigrant Arthur Barrett, a Quaker from England. He is a native born Kansan and followed a forty-year career as a cereal chemist. Upon retirement he began a second occupation as a free-lance writer. His first book was one of personal essays entitled Reflections From The Prairie.
Having inherited a rather extensive coverage of the genealogy about the life and times of Arthur Barrett and his descendents, George tells the saga of his great-grandfather, Albert Gallatin Barrett and his migration to Kansas from Ohio in his most recent book The Abolitionist. Albert, a strong abolitionist, participated in bringing Kansas into the Union as a state free from slavery.
George has retired a second time. He, and his wife Betty, recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at Prairie Homestead Retirement Center in Wichita, Kansas.