Friday, September 02, 2011

New York Soldiers Buried In Kansas.

Authors Note. Although these obituaries are well written I find that there may be some errors in the military information. Now I don't know were these reporters got their information. It could have been from the families or just word of mouth or from the state military records. The reporters of old are no different then those of today. They read some document and took it as fact when there was no bases for fact. At the bottom of each name I have added a military record, which was taken from the the New York state military records. But I would suggest that you do a little more research on his military record before you state this information as fact.


The Larned Eagle-Optic, Friday, August 18, 1899, Pg 3.

Death of an Old Resident.

John Arnold was born in South Hamptonshire, England, July 3d, 1831, and died in Larned, August 12th, 1899, aged sixty-eight years one month and nine days. At the age of twenty-three he enlisted in the Crimean war, remaining until peace was declared. Re-enlisting in the regulars, he served five years, during which time he was sent to Canada. When discharged he went to Poughkeepsie, New York, where he engaged in the business of carriage and wagon making. When war broke out in this country he enlisted in the First New York mounted rifle company, where he remained until the close of the war. When a young man he united with the church, and ever thought that his church work was paramount to any other. Only one son survives him, William Arnold, in Wheatland, Wyoming. His love, patience and discreet dealings with his step-children have rendered his bereavement equal to what it would have been if he had been their natural father, and they mourn him with equal grief. Mr. Arnold had been failing for some time, but Friday morning he got worse, when he came in to see the doctor. He kept getting worse, so that he could not get back home, and so was taken to the Presbyterian parsonage, where he died Saturday at 4:45 p.m. The funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church Sunday at 3 p. m., Rev. Fonken preaching from the text, “Death is swallowed up in victory.” I. Cor. XV. 54.

The church was crowded. The relief corps, G. A. R., and Daughters of the Rebekka and Odd Fellows attended in a body.

Military Record.

Furst Mounted Rifles Co. C.

ARNOLD, JOHN.—Age, 30 years. Enlisted, October 2, 1861, at Ellenville; mustered i n as wagoner, Co. C, October 16, 1861, to serve three years; mustered out, October 3, 1864, at Point of Rocks, V a .


Buried in Le Roy Cemetery, Le Roy, Coffey Co., KS.

Died: Oct. 3, 1893.


BAILEY—At Le Roy, Kansas, October 3, 1893, William F. Bailey, Aged 52 years, 5 months and 25 days.

The deceased was born in London, England, April 8, 1841, and came to America at the age of 14 years. After residing for sometime in Canada, he removed to Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he resided for more than ten years. He was married at Buffalo, New York, Oct. 19, 1865. In 1878 he moved with his family to Kansas and for the past dozen years he was a citizen of Le Roy. During the war he served his country well for 2 years and 9 months as a soldier, having enlisted in 1862 and being honorably discharged at the close of the war. In 1884 he joined the G. A. R. He was also a member of the present city council, an honorable citizen, respected by all who knew him, honest in his dealings and upright in his character and actions.

Such is the brief record of the deceased’s life as furnished to us by Rev. H. A. Cook who preached an interesting and appropriate sermon Wednesday afternoon at the M. E. church whence the remains were carried to his last resting place, followed by a large concourse of sympathizing neighbors and friends.

As the writer passed by the deceased’s place of business the morning after the death, and looked at the crape on the door, a little urchin walked by and shaking his head in a grave manner, said: “The best man in town is gone. He always attended to his own business.” The sentiments expressed by the little boy will be indorsed by every citizen of Le Roy. If Mr. Bailey had an enemy in all this country, we have not heard of him. His untimely taking off is sincerely mourned by everybody. He leaves a widow, two sons and one daughter, all grown and able to carry on the business in which he was engaged. They have the sympathy of the entire community.

Military Record.

11th, New York, Cavalry Co. M.

B A I L E Y , W I L L I A M F.—Age. 21 years. Enlisted, August 20, 1862, at Buffalo; mustered in as private, Oo. M , August 28, 1862, to serve three years; mustered out, t o ' d a t e May 28, 1805, at Memphis, Tenn.


South Kansas Tribune, Wednesday, November 4, 1914, Pg. 1.


Last evening death came to Comrade James B. Brown, 426 South Fifteenth street, at the age of 74 years and 6 months. He came to West Cherry township in the early eighties locating on a good farm where his sons grew to manhood. He was an active Christian worker and was prominent in the erection of the Choteau church, and in Sunday School work. He was a successful farmer and greatly interested in the advancement of agriculture and stock raising. After the sons began to leave home the parents sold their farm and moved to this city where he purchased a home and good business property, and himself and wife united with the First Methodist Episcopal church of which he was a working member. Last July a slight touch of paralysis developed and later a kidney trouble added to the complication, and for a week he lingered near the border. When his country needed help he answered the Lincoln call for “300,000 more”, and was mustered in as sergeant of Company L, Tenth New York Cavalry, and served near three years. He is survived by his widow and sons G. D., H. G., and J. H. and daughter May, wife of Roy Goff of Bucklin, Kan. Funeral at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

Contributed by Mrs. Maryann Johnson a Civil war researcher and a volunteer in the Kansas Room of the Independence Public Library, Independence, Kansas.

Military Record.

10th., New York Cavalry Co. L.

B R O W N , J A M E S B.—Age, 22 years. Enlisted, September 25, 1862, at A u r o r a ; mustered i n as private, Oo. L, October 29, 1862, t o serve three years; m i s s i n g i n action at Brandy Station, V a . , June 9, 1863; appointed corporal, date not stated; sergeant, December 11, 1864; mustered out, June 26, 1S65, near A l e x a n d r i a , V a . , as supernumerary.


The Larned Eagle-Optic, Friday, Feb. 17, 1899, Pg 3.

Vol. XVI, No. 12.

Death of M. R. Davin.

Mr. Michael Davin, for many years a resident of this city, died at Wichita Monday, the 13th, where he had gone a few weeks before to secure medical treatment. The remains were brought home Tuesday, by his daughter, Miss Matie Davin, and were buried from the Presbyterian church Thursday, afternoon at half past two o’clock with Grand Army honors. Michael Richard Davin, was born in Ireland in 1843. He came to this country as a boy and lived at Syracuse, New York, where he married Miss Jane Kilcoyne. He moved to Iowa in 1878, and the next year moved to Ness county, of this state, and for the last thirteen years has lived in Larned.

The deceased enlisted as a private in Company “C,” Second New York heavy artillery, in June, 1862, under the name of Richard Davin, fearing that, as he was at the time a minor, if he enlisted under his full name his parents would take him out of the army. He was wounded at the battle of Cold Harbor, but served with distinction until the close of the war and was honorably discharged in May, 1865, having given thirty-five months to the service of his country.

The deceased leaves a wife and two children, Matie and Charlie and a large number of friends, to mourn his death.

The editor of this paper reckoned big hearted, honest “Mike” Davin one of the staunchest friends, and desires to add his humble testimonial as to his character as a modest unassuming, upright and worthy citizen.

Military Record.

2nd. New York Heavy Artillery Co. C.

DAVIN, RICHARD.—Age, 19 years. Enlisted, June 24, 1862, at Syracuse, N. Y.; mustered in ais private, Oo. C, June 24,1862, to serve three years; wounded in action at Cold Harbor, Va., June 4,1864; discharged, May 30,1865, near Alexandria, Va.


South Kansas Tribune, March 23, 1921.

Sudden Death of Pioneer.

Last Thursday Register of Deeds Roscoe C. Horner had an unusually interesting letter from his father, Mark H. Horner, a pioneer of Havana and Caney township who has been making his home at the National Soldiers Home at Leavenworth, and answered it by next mail. But Monday came a telegram that his father was dead. He went there on the first train, and returned yesterday, to arrange for the funeral at Havana today, the remains coming in on the 8:00 o’clock train.

Mark H. Horner died suddenly, March 21, 1921. He was born in Angelica, Alleghany county, New York, where he grew to manhood, and answered the call of his country in its distressing needs of the Civil war by volunteering his enlistment in the First New York Dragoons, organized in Angelica, Alleghany county, New York and freely giving his best services to his county until the close of the war at which time he received his honorable discharge from the army of the United States.

In the early seventies Mr. Horner came to Montgomery county, Kansas, and bought a farm one and one-half miles southwest of Havana, where he continued to reside until recent years. One the first day of May, 1870 Mr. Horner was united in marriage to Miss Alvereta Campbell who preceded him in death passing away January 18, 1918.

Mark H. Horner was 78 years, 2 months and 8 days of age. He leaves three sons, S. C. of Bartlesville, Sheridan, near Havana, and Roscoe C. Horner of this city; also three brothers and two sisters who live in Angelica, New York. The funeral service was held in the church at Havana, March 23, at 3:00 o’clock, and the remains laid to rest in Havana cemetery beside his wife who preceded him to their long home. Rev. Howell, also of the pioneers, and an old friend of the family spoke of the high character and good citizenship of the deceased.

Military Record.

First New York, Dragoons.

Update 9-8-2012.

There was a miss spelling on the rosters, he was under Homer.

HOMER, MARCUS.— Age, 20 years. Enlisted, August 22,1864, at Angelica, N. Y.; mustered in as private, Co. G, September 1, 1864, to serve one year; wounded at Sailors Creek, Va., April 6, 1865; mustered out with company, June 30, 1865, at Clouds Mills, Va.


Jul 29, 1907

John Jersezy, father of J. F. Jersezy of this city, died at the home of his son yesterday evening about 6 o'clock. Death was caused by a cancer from which he had been a sufferer for some time.

Mr. Jersezy came to Chanute from Joplin a short time ago. He was 69 years of age, and was an old soldier, being a member of the New York artillery.

Military Record.

8th. Nwe York, Light Artillery Co.

JERSEZY, JOHN.—Age, 22 years1. Enlisted, January 20, 1862, at Delhi; mustered in as private, January 20, 1862, to serve three years; mustered out, January 21, 1865, at Norfolk, V a .


The Humboldt Union, Sept. 16, 1915.

Died: Sept. 10, 1915.


Leroy O. Ladd, son of John and Caroline Ladd, was born in Vermont March 24th, 1843, and died at his home in Logan Township September 10th, 1915, at the age of 72 years, 5 months and 17 days.

In 1849 he with his parents crossed over into the state of New York. Mr. Ladd enlisted in the 110th New York Infantry at the age of 18, and was honorably discharged at the end of his enlistment, September 1865, and returned to New York.

He was married to Miss Kate Dernick in 1866 and came to Kansas in 1868. His wife died in 1870, leaving a son, Lucius H. Ladd, of Woodson county.

In 1873 he was married to Mrs. Philena Jackson, who survives him. To this union were born nine children: Minnie (Ladd) Campbell who died February 27th, 1900, leaving two children: Effie (Ladd) Choguill, Cora (Ladd) Wood, Orlie Leroy who died at the age of two years, Edwin R. Gertrude (Ladd) Ashbrook, Ennis, Urbane and Leola.

The funeral services were conducted at the home Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. Megill officiating, and burial was in the Ellison cemetery.

Military Record.

110th., New York Infantry Co. D.

LADD, LEROY O.—Age, 21 years. Enlisted, August 9, 1862, at Hastings, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. D, August 11, 1862; mustered out with company, August 28, 1865, at Albany, N. Y.


The Winfield Tribune, Oct. 20, 1905

Died: Oct. 14, 1905.


One of the Founders of Winfield and Department Commander of G. A. R. Passes Away.

Col. Henry C. Loomis died at St. Mary’s hospital last Saturday afternoon at two o’clock. The news of his death, though not unexpected, cast a pall of gloom over the city and was received with universal sorrow.

Some weeks ago Colonel Loomis sustained a slight injury in his foot and as a result a peculiar gangrenous condition set in. His physicians, realizing the dangerous indications, besought the colonel to have his foot amputated but he hesitated and the poison penetrated his entire system. Last week he consented to the operation and it was performed, the patient rallying nicely from it and for the time giving promise of improvement. But the gain was only temporary and the relapse came Friday, the patient slowly sinking until the end came Saturday.

There was no more widely or popularly known man in the state than Colonel Loomis. In Winfield he was known and respected as the father of the city, and in her his interest centered as about an only child. He was one of the founders of the townsite in 1871, and for nearly thirty-six years he has been first and foremost in every enterprise that would build up and improve the city. Lodge and club life was his great hobby and he is nationally known in G. A. R. and Masonic circles.

Henry C. Loomis was the son of Bliss and Betsy Loomis of the town of Otto, in Cataragus county, New York, where he was born in a log house on March 16th 1834. His grand-father was an officer in the revolutionary war, and from him he inherited a love for the military life. While still a boy he became a member of a local military company and had served in it seven years when the war broke out. The company, as a whole, went into the sixty-forth New York infantry and with him as first lieutenant. He commanded the company at the battle of Fair Oaks, and while leading a charge against the confederates he was shot twice, once through the leg and once through the arm. That was the same time the place where Gen. O. O. Howard lost his arm.

Colonel Loomis, while at home recuperating after the sickness consequent of his wounds assisted in organizing the 154th New York infantry and became lieutenant colonel of it. He served gallantry through the remainder of the war, a fact which has been recognized by different Grand Army organizations, while serving as local post commander for some years, and as department commander of the state in 1903.

Colonel Loomis came to the valley of the Walnut in 1868 as a bridge builder. He saw the future of the country and in 1869 squatted on a piece of Osage land and held it until the government came in possession of it. More than 100 acres of original quarter-section is now included in the townsite of Winfield. He helped organize the county and was the first county clerk. He was an active, progressive and public-spirited citizen, and besides president of the Chautauqua assembly that has made Winfield famous, he served two terms as mayor, beginning in 1896.

Colonel Loomis was made a Master Mason in 1862 and remained a consistent member for forty-three years, during which time he advanced to the thirty-third or highest degree. He was the first Worshipful Master of Winfield Lodge. His honors did not cease there, for he has served as high priest of the Winfield chapter of Royal Arch Masons, eminent commander of the Knights Templars; worthy patron of Queen City chapter. Order of the Eastern Star; a Royal and Select Master Star; a Royal and Select Master in the Wichita Consistory; Inspector General of the Jurisdiction; Grand Standard Bearer of the Grand Commandary of Kansas; Grand Master Mason of the Blue Lodge Masons for Kansas, and honorary members of life of Isis Temple, A. A. O. M. M. S. In 1890 he became a member of the Scottish Rite bodies in this city, and he has been a consistant attendant at their meeting ever since

He was given a Scottish Rite funeral at the opera house Tuesday night at midnight. To these services only Masons and their families, G. A. R. and their families, and Red Men and their families were admitted.

The body layd in state Wednesday morning and at two o’clock Wednesday afternoon the public services were held. The Masons, G. A. R.’s, Knight Templar and escorts had charge of the services and the funeral oration was delivered by Rev. T. W. Jeffries, of Carthage, Missouri. The Wichita Consistory attended in a body and prominent Masonic and Grand Army friends from all over the state were present. Interment was made in Union cemetery.

Colonel Loomis’ wealth is estimated at between $12,000.00 and $15,000.00. Ed F. Nelson was appointed executor of the estate. Three thousand dollars of this has been reserved for a monument for himself; $500.00 executor’s fees; $300.00 to the O. E. A.’s, and the remainder given to J. H. McCall, of Wichita, and to J. C. Coulter, of the Western Veteran. The two last named were dear friends of Col. Loomis and helped him in his campaign for G. A R. post commander. His valuable watch, the one which he always carried him, he has left to Captain Charle Van Way. Many Masinic emblems, with papers and other material is to be given to private persons here in the city.

Military Record.

154th., New York, Infantry Co. F. & S.

LOOMIS, H E N R Y C.—Late first lieutenant, Sixty-fourth Infantry; mustered in as lieutenant-colonel, this regiment, September 21, 1862; discharged, May 30, 1863. Commissioned lieutenant-colonel, November 3, 1862, with rank from September 2, 1862, original.


The Council Grove Republican, Thursday, Jun. 20, 1907.

Died: Jun. 19, 1907.

Robt. McPherson Dead.

Robt. McPherson departed this life yesterday morning at 8:30, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Whitlow, with whom he had made his home for the past number of years, aged 74 years.

Mr. McPherson had been bedfast for many weeks and his death was due primarily by old age and a complication of diseases, he becoming aged fast on account of the hardships and exposures which he suffered in the Civil War.

Robt. McPherson was born in Genessee county, New York, and lived the early part of his life in that state.

He enlisted in 1862 in the United States army as a volunteer and was honorably discharged in 1864 as first Sargeant under Captain A. W. Starkweath, company C, first battalion of New York sharpshooters.

Sometime after the war he came to Michigan and made that his residence for a few years. He finally came to Kansas and has been a resident here for 35 years.

He was converted many years ago and joined the Presbyterian church of which he has been a faithful member since.

He leaves one brother, Wm. McPherson, of Marshal, Michigan; one sister, Mrs. Catherine Blue, of of Churchville, New York, and a host of friends in this city and in former residences, to morn his loss.

The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon 3 o’clock and Rev. Reed will preach the sermon. The G. A. R. will have charge.

Military Record.

First New York, Sharpshooters.

MePHERSON, ROBERT.—Age, 28 years. Enlisted, August 22, 1862, at Rochester; mustered in as private, Sixth Company, September IS, 1862, to serve three years; promoted sergeant, prior to April 10, 1863; first sergeant, date not stated; discharged, June 7, 1865, at Rochester, N . Y .


The Ness County News, Thursday, Oct. 3, 1908, Pg 4.

Vol. XXX, No 40


DIED:--Sunday night, September 27, 1908, at his home in this city, Alfred W. Miller, aged sixty-five years, six months and twenty-four days, after an illness of about five months.

Comrade Miller was one of the pioneers of Ness county, and was well and favorably known throughout the county for his sterling worth, good citizenship and pleasing personality. He first settled in Hodgeman county in 1878, but soon afterward removed to Ness county, which has been his home for about thirty years, his later years having been spent in Ness City, where he filled an important place in the affairs of his fellow townsmen.

He was married November 21, 1864, while on a furlough from the army, to Olive C. Smith, who with two sons, Louis T. and Volney T., survive him. Two other sons are dead.

The most prominent trait in Comrade Miller’s character was his intense patriotism and loyalty to his country, its laws and institutions, and his life was inspiration in these things to the rising generation.

Funeral services were held at the home Monday afternoon at four o’clock, conducted by Rev. O. M. Keve, who made a few touching remarks concerning the life and character of Comrade Miller after which the body wrapped in the flag he so loved, was followed to Fairview cemetery by sorrowing friends, comrades and neighbors, where it was laid to rest with the ritual services prescribed by the Grand Army of the Republic, Sherman Post No. 30, Department of Kansas, conducting them and the plaintive bugle call, ‘Lights Out” announced that another valiant soldier had gone to his last earthly sleep.

While much more could be written of Comrade Miller, it seems meet at this time to reproduce his own story of his life, prepared a decade ago, as follows.

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Of Alfred W. Miller, while in the United States service in the War of the Rebellion, late Company I , 112 New York Volunteers, read before Sherman Post No. 30 Grand Army of the Republic, April 12, 1899:

The subject of this sketch was born in the town of Stockton county of Chatauqua in the state of New York, on the third day of March 1843, whose early life was spent upon a farm, who was educated in the common schools of his native town, with additional advantage of two terms in Fredonia Academy. In the summer of 1862 President Lincoln issued a call for three hundred thousand volunteers to aid in putting down the Rebellion, which had already developed a strength and persistency which effectively opened the eyes of a numerous class, which at the opening of the war, firmly believed that it would be of short duration. On the 7th of July, Governor Morgan issued his proclamation in response to President Lincoln’s call, expressing the hope that every true man through the state would do his utmost to place the quota of the state in the field at the earliest possible moment. It was at this time that I a youth of nineteen years, and fired with patriotic zeal, on the 26th day of August 1862, enlisted in Company I, 112 New York Volunteers, then forming wholly within my native county under the above named call.

The company (I) to which I belonged when mustered into the United States service numbered ninety-four men, and was originally commanded by Captain Oley, with L. J. Parker and C. A. Crane as its lieutenants. The regiment numbered about eleven hundred men, including a company of sharp shooters, which was originally attached to our regiment.

Colonelcy of our regiment was given to Captain Drake, who had already seen considerable service as captain in the 49th New York Volunteers. Colonel Drake assumed command of our regiment on the second day of September and on the 11th of September, 1862, amidst the booming of cannons, waving of flags, cheers of the people, intermingled with the tears of parting friends, the regiment took the cars and started south. First to Washington, and after a stop of two days, took transports to Norfolk. After landing took the cars to Suffolk, Virginia, at which place we arrived on the 19th of September, just in the edge of evening without guns, cartridges or tents, but ordered to hustle around and get them as quick as possible, for the Johnnies were expecting to make us a call before morning, to welcome some of us to hospitable graves and the rest to the hospitalities of the prison pen.

This prospect did not take well with the boys, but however, we hustled around and guns were given us, and soon we were out on the line to give the Johnnies, if they saw fit to visit us, a solid welcome, but we were happily disappointed in not receiving the promised visit.

The service of the regiment during the war might very properly be divided into three periods. First, the pick and spade period; second, the excursion period; third, the fighting period.

The pick and spade period began with getting into Suffolk, and ended with the siege of Suffolk; it was hard work and no glory; we acquired the enviable reputation of being General Peck’s pick regiment, General Peck being in command of the forces at Suffolk at this time.

The large daily drafts made on our regiment, often as high as 500, was calculated to abate our zeal, but the occasional trips we had to Black Water to ascertain the strength of the Johnnies relieved us somewhat of the irksome duties of the pick and shovel. Like the old French King we marched up the road and then marched down again, and some of the boys did no more marching. After one of the marches above referred to, while on duty as headquarters guard, I was suddenly taken sick, barely being able to walk to my tent. The surgeon pronounced my disease a very severe attack of typhoid fever, and expressed the belief that I could not recover, and he telegraphed my father that if he wished to see me alive he must come immediately. He came and with the help of a comrade who was detailed to take care of me, stayed with me until I was considered out of danger. I believe, and the doctor expressed the same belief that if I had been sent to the hospital, that I should not have recovered. I was taken sick about December 1st, 1862, and did not recover sufficiently to do any duty until March, 1863.

About this time the powers at Washington thought best to treat us to an excursion. It was decided that we should begin our military operations at the point where the war opened, where Fort Sumter was fired upon, and on the 27th of June, 1863, we got aboard the cars and arrived at Norfolk, Virginia, on the same day. For some cause unknown to myself a change of movement was made, and we were ordered to make a feint movement toward Richmond. About July 1st we struck tents and marched to King William’s court house, then to Hanover court house, at which place we had quite a lively skirmish, and then to the White House landing.

These marches were continued with more or less lively bouts with the Johnny rebs until the first of August, which date found us again in Portsmouth, Virginia, which place lies directly across the river from Norfolk. On the 3d of August we got aboard the transport, Escort, and started for Charleston, South Carolina. We landed on Foley island near, Charleston, on the 6th. When we got to Foley Island we were in the midst of a perfectly royal community.

The division to which we belonged had a whole island to itself not a reb on it. The little island of Foley was a doleful spot; terrible sickness prevailed; the hospitals were the most flourishing institutions on the island; it was a very paradise for young doctors—provided they could live through it themselves. Many here succumbed to disease and many lives were saved only by getting away.

It was here I after about two months residence, incurred that terrible disease, chronic diarrhea, and which stuck by me closer than a brother, until after discharge. We operated at Foley, Morris, Block and the adjoining islands, witnessing and taking an active part in the bombardment of Fort Sumter, Fort Wagner and shelling of Charleston.

On the 23d day of February, 1864, we got aboard the transport, Ben Defort, and on the morning of the 24th we bade farwell to our late disease infected home and started for Jacksonville, Florida, at which place we arrived on the afternoon of the 25th. Why we were sent here I have never been able to understand. We certainly were not molested by the Johnnies while in Florida, and consequently saw no fighting while there, but perhaps it was for the purpose of recuperating the health of the regiment, as I can positively say my health was much improved while there.

On the 21st of April, 1864, we again took the transport, Cossack, for Hilton Head, at which place we arrived on the 22d and reshipped on the steamer, Ericsson, for Fortress Monroe, at which place we landed on the 26th. We soon after rejoined the army on the Potomac at which date I might style the fighting period of the regiment had begun. Our camp was established at this time at Bermuda Hundred, Virginia. We had prior to this marched through Yorktown, City Point, back to Fortress Monroe, then to Bermuda Hundred, meanwhile being in a few lively skirmishes. General Ben Butler was our commanding officer.

On the 28th day of May we got the transport and went down the James river to Fortress Monroe, then up the York river to West Point, then up the Pamunky river to White House, then by forced march to reenforce Grant and arrived at Cold Harbor on June 1. Here I participated in what might be called my first real battle. I will not attempt to describe the carnage of that day, but suffice it to say that with scarcely any warning, our brigade was ordered to charge on the rebel line, and after a forced march of two days, within less than fifteen minutes after taking our position on the line and about four o’clock in the afternoon, we made the charge. Our regiment at that time was only 200 strong. The official count states that 153 men out of the 300 of our regiment, who wen into the fight, were killed or wounded.

Here our brave Colonel Drake was killed, and so many of the officers, that the junior Captain was in command of the regiment before the close of the fight that day. I myself was undoubtedly saved from death by a Minnie ball striking my watch and glancing off, which was directly over my heart.

On the 11th we were again sent back, nearly over the same road we came; on the 14th were at Bermuda Hundred. There we joined the army in front of Petersburg. Our service there was most tedious, exacting and perilous. In hot July in the rifle pits and bomb proofs, where no breath of air came to relieve the deathly heat, men sweat like rain when they lay down, and to raise the head above the parapet in the day time was sure death. All charges were made in the night. It was here and in the latter part of August that my disease became more aggravated and I was sent to the field hospital, and from there about the middle of September to general hospital at Jones landing. I had now become entirely prostrated from the effects of my disease together with the hardships I had undergone in trying to do my duty as a soldier. I was assigned to ward five, section six, at which place, I firmly believed I should end my days. But a kind and merciful providence ordered otherwise.

On the 31st of October, 1864, orders came to the hospital that all who were able to travel could have a fifteen-day furlough. That order, comrades I firmly believe, did me more good than all the medicine I ever took. It did me so much good that I soon was out of bed and I told the doctor I was lots better. He smiled and said that if I could stand the trip perhaps it would do me more good than his medicine. The fact was, comrades, I really wanted to go home and I wanted to go bad. Well, I got my furlough, and with the help of a comrade, who was stronger, and who was going to the same place, finally reached home safely on the 3d of September, 1864. In referring to my diary of that date, I find this recorded; “Home sweet, sweet home,” and I believe that I could write that at that time and fully appreciate the meaning. I had become reduced to a mere shell of my former self, only weighing at that time 90 pounds. While at home I had the pleasure of casting my vote for Abraham Lincoln, that grand old patriot who safely brought the country through the most trying times this country ever witnessed, and who at last fell at the hands of the assassin John Wilkes Booth.

When my furlough expired my physician secured an extension of 30 days and still another extension was granted, so that I was at home until the 21st of February, 1865. On the 24th of November, 1864, I was married to my present wife, and I want to say right here, that I have never regretted this step.

As before stated, I again bade farewell to home and friends on the 21st of February. I first reported to the hospital which I left on going home, and after a dreary delay finally reached the regiment on the 14th of March, 1865, which I found at Wilmington, North Carolina. After staying with the regiment and doing mostly light duty, on the second day of April, while at Faison Station, I received a detail as Ordinance Sergeant of the 10th army corps, General Terry commanding. From this time until the close of the war, I have no reason to complain of the hardships of my war experience. My duties were mostly clerical in having charge of ordinance stores, filling regulations and receiving ordanance at the close of the war, making out headquarters at Raleigh, North Carolina, at which place we were mustered out of the service on the 12th of June 1865, and arrived home June 21st, where I found wife and friends well.

Military Record.

112tn., New York Infantry Co. I.

MILLEE, ALFBED W.—Age, 19 years. Enlisted, August 26, 1862, at Stockton, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. I, September 1, 1862; mustered out with company, June 13, 1865, at Raleigh, N . C.


Buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Fort Scott, Bourbon Co., KS.

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


J. P. ROBENS, proprietor of the West End Grocery and China Emporium, Fort Scott, Kan., he was a native of Northumberland, Saratoga Co., N.Y., born in February, 1840. In 1862 he enlisted in the Seventy-seventh "Bemis Heights" regiment New York Volunteers as a private, was transferred and promoted to the rank of First Lieutenant Company E, One Hundred and Seventy-sixth New York Volunteers, better known as the "Ironsides" regiment; was with Banks in the "Gulf Department," was captured at Brashear City in June, 1863, taken to Tyler, Texas, was exchanged July, 1864. Was married in 1866 Miss Labor of Lockport, N.Y., moved to Missouri in 1868, and to Fort Scott in 1870, embarking in the grocery business. By diligence and enterprise his business has grown into large proportions. He carries a stock of $10,000 to $12,000, and has a yearly trade of over $30,000. Mr. Robens has been in the city council for a number of years, and is at the present time Treasurer of the Board of Education for the city. It was largely through his efforts that the compromising of the city indebtedness was secured on a basis at once honorable to the city and to her creditors. In all matters relating to public enterprise he is liberal and enthusiastic.

Military Record.

176th. New York, Infantry Co. E.

ROBENS, J O H N P.—Age, 21 years. Enrolled at New York city, to serve nine months, and mustered i n as first lieutenant, Co. E, December 18, 1862; captured in action, June 23, 1863, at Brashear City, L a . ; paroled, July 24, 18.64; mustered out, July 29, 1864.


The Burlingame Enterprise, Thursday, Nov. 26, 1908, Pg 1

Vol. XIV, No. 6.

Henry C. Scott.

H. C. Scott, who for almost two decades has been a citizen of Burlingame and a prominent factor in the later history of the town, died at his home a mile north of town on Wednesday, November 18. Mr. Scott has been in failing health for the past two years, but was able to be about until very recently and withal his demise occurred almost without warning.

Henry Clay Scott was born April 17, 1831, in East Smithfield, Pennsylvania, aged at his death 77 years, 7 months and 1 day. He was married in Smithfield, November 11, 1863, to Olive A. Niles. Mr. Scott served for two years in the Union army in Co. A, of the Twenty-third New York Volunteer Infantry. In his early life he learned the carpenter’s trade. At the close of the war he and his family moved from Pennsylvania to Turner Junction, Ill. Here he engaged in farming till 1870, when they moved to Burlingame, Kansas. Three children were born to them, Clinton Sherman, Ernest Farwell and Willard Wood. Only a few month after coming to Burlingame and on July 28, 1870, Mrs. Scott died, and in July 1871 the son, Willard, passed away.

On September 11, 1882, Mr. Scott was united in marriage to Nellie S. Russell, in Ontario, New York, who had formerly been engaged in teaching school in Burlingame. Mrs. Scott and the two sons, Clinton, of Phoenix, Arizona, and Ernest of Burlingame, remain to the immediate family to mourn the loss of the husband and father.

Mr. Scott was a man whom it was good to know. His general bearing was that of kindly interest in the affairs of others, of good will for all, of activity, enterprise and unbounded faith in the interests of his own home and business. His was not a nature for moroseness, nor did adversity or trouble affect his genial character. He was an Odd Fellow of more than thirty years standing and to him fraternity meant much. The lodge of I. O. O. F., No. 14, together with E. P. Sheldon Post No. 35, G. A. R. attended the funeral which was held at the farm home, Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. C. E. Flanagin, officiating.

Military Record.

23rd., New York Infantry Co. E.

SCOTT, H E N R Y C—Age, 36 years. Enlisted, May 6, 1861, at Waverly, to serve two years; mustered in as corporal, Co. E, May 16, 1861; mustered out with company, May 22, 1863, at Elmira, N . Y .


The El Dorado Republican, Friday, Dec. 21, 1900

Died: Dec. 17, 1900.

Death of Comrade Seymour.

Comrade M. D. Seymour, who was taken ill last Thursday, died this morning at ten o’clock at his residence in this city. Mr. Seymour served his country during the civil war and was a faithful soldier. He has been called above to serve his Lord and Master.

The deceased leaves a wife and one son to mourn his loss which is all the more severe as it was not expected. The son, Herbert, is in Colorado and may not be able to get here for the funeral which will take place Tuesday from his late residence at two o’clock, Rev. Wharton and the G. A. R. Post will have the services in charge. Interment will be made in the west cemetery.

Mr. Seymour has lived in this county a number of years, having run a hotel here in an early day. He also run a hotel at Douglass for several years.

Military Record.

8th., New York, Cavalry Co.

SEYMOUR, MORRILL D.—Age, 27 years. Enlist d, October 24, 1861, at Sodus; musitered in as private, Go. O, November 27, 1861, to serve three years; captured at Harper's Ferry, Va., September 15, 1862; released, date not stated; mustered out, December 8, 1864, at Rochester, N. Y.


Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Men Of The Battle Cowpens.

There is so much written on the battle of the Cowpens and can be easly found on the web. I see not need to add to it.  However what is harder to find is the men that took part in the battle.  I have listed all the men that I could find that took part in the battle. 

There is not a lot of info on the names, but if you have families stories that state that your ancestor was at the battle maybe this list will help know the truth.

Note.  All this information came from government documents and can be stated as fact.

From the records of North Carolina.


17th January, 1781.

Non Commd. & Privates-502.
Prisoners not wounded-527.
Non comd. & Privates-150.
Prisoners wounded 153.
Non comd. & Privates-200.
killed 200.
100 horses.
300 kings muskets.
35 waggons.
2 Field Pieces.


3 officers wounded and 55 non Comd. & Privates.
10 privates killed.
American, 60 cavalry, 20 Infantry, Militia.

Note.  The following names will not be in order.

1. Washington, William (Va). Captain 3d Virginia, 25th February, 1776; wounded at Long Island 27th August, 1776, and at Trenton, 26th December, 1776; Major 4th Continental Dragoons, 27th January, 1777; Lieutenant-Colonel 3d Dragoons, 20th November, 1778; wounded at Cowpens, 17th January, 1781. By the act of 9th March, 1781, it was "Resolved, that a medal of silver be presented to LieutenantColonel Washington of the Cavalry, with emblems and mottoes descriptive of his conduct at the battle of Cowpens, January 17th, 1781." Wounded and taken prisoner at Eutaw Springs, 8th September, 1781. and was a prisoner on parole to close of war: BrigadierGeneral United States Army, 19th July, 1798; honorably discharged, 15th June, 1800. (Also called William Augustine Washington.) (Died 6th March, 1810.)

2. Anderson, Richard (Md). 1st Lieutenant 1st Maryland Battalion of the Flying Camp, August, 1776; 1st Lieutenant 7th Maryland, 10th December, 1776; Captain, 15th November, 1777; transferred to 4th Maryland, 1st January, 1781; wounded at Cowpens 17th January, 1781; retired 1st January, 1782. (Died 29th June, 1835.)

3. Caldwell, James (S. C). Lieutenant South Carolina Militia; wounded at Cowpens, 17th January, 1781. (Died 1813.)

4. Giles, Edward (Md). Reported as a Captain in 2d Canadian (Hazen's) Regiment in 1778 and 1779; Major and Aidede-Camp to General Morgan. 1779 to 1781; "Brevet Major Continental Army, 9th March, 1781, in consideration of his merit and services at the battle of Cowpens;" subsequently served as Aide-deCamp to General Smallwood to close of war.

5. Gilman, James (Va). Captain Virginia Militia at Cowpens in 1781.

6. Glasbeech, Baron ( ;. Volunteer Aide-de-Camp to General Morgan; brevet Captain Continental Army, 9th March, 1781, "in consideration of his merit and services at the battle of Cowpens."

7. Howard, John Eager (Md). Captain 2d Maryland Battalion of the Flying Camp. July, 1776; Major 4th Maryland, 22d February, 1777; Lieutenant-Colonel, 5th Maryland, 11th March, 1778; transferred to 2d Maryland, 22d October, 1779. By the act of 9th March, 1781, it was "Resolved, That a medal of silver be presented to Lieutenant-Colonel Howard of the Infantry, with emblems and mottoes discriptive of his conduct at the battle of Cowpens, January 17th, 1781." Wounded at Eutaw Springs, 8th September, 1781; retired April. 1783. (Died 12th October, 1827.)

8. Miller, James (S. C). Captain South Carolina Militia; killed at Cowpens, 17th January, 1781.

9. Morgan, Daniel (Va). Captain Company of Virginia Riflemen, July, 1775; taken prisoner at Quebec, 31st December, 1775; Colonel 11th Virginia, 12th November, 1776; regiment designated 7th Virginia, 14th September, 1778; Brigadier General Continental Army, 13th October, 1780. By the act of 9th March, 1781, "The United States in Congress assembled, considering it as a tribute due to distinguished merit to give a public approbation of the conduct of Brigadier-General Morgan, and of the officers and men under his command on the 17th day of January last, when, with 80 cavlary and 237 infantry of the troops of the United States and 553 militia from the States of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, he obtained a complete and important victory over a select and well-appointed detachment of more than 1,100 British troops, commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel Tarleton, do therefore resolve, that the thanks of the United States in Congress assembled be given to Brigadier-General Morgan, and the officers and men under his command, for their fortitude and good conduct displayed in the action at the Cowpens, in the State of South Carolina, on the 17th day of January last; that a medal of gold be presented to Brigadier-General Morgan, with emblems and mottoes descriptive of his conduct on that memorable day." Served to close of war. (Died 6th July, 1802.)

10. Pickens, Andrew (S. C. Served as Captain, Major and Colonel South Carolina Militia and as Brigadier-General South Carolina State Troops, 1775, to close of war. By the act of 9th March, 1781, it was "Resolved, that a sword be presented to Colonel Pickens, of the Militia, in testimony of his spirited conduct at the battle of Cowpens, S. C" Wounded at Eutaw Springs. 8th September, 1781. (Died 17th August, 1817.)

11. Taylor, Samuel (S. C). 2d Lieutenant 3d South Carolina, 17th June, 1775; 1st Lieutenant, May, 1776; Captain, 1780; wounded and lost a leg at Cowpens, 17th January, 1781. (Died 1798.)

12. Thompson, John (S. C). Captain South Carolina Militia at King's Mountain, October, 1780, and at Cowpens January, 1781.

13. Watson, Samuel (S. C). 1st Lieutenant 3d South Carolina, 17th June, 1775; killed at Cowpens, 17th January, 1781.

State of Delaware.

Captain kirkwood, company, those wounded or killed at the cowpens on January 17, 1781.

1. William Haigans, Killed.

2. Sergeant McGuire, Wounded in hand.

3. Private, Leven Lycatt, Wounded through the thigh.

4. Private, Thos. Holston, Wounded through the arm.

5. Private, Jno. Harriss, Wounded through the thigh & foot.

6. Private, Josua Brown, Wounded through the thigh.

7. Private, Andrew Pollard, Wounded through the arm.

8. Private, Jno. Todd, Wounded throuhg the neck & arm.

9. Private, Jas. Scott, Wounded through the leg.

10. Private, Thos. Walker, Wounded through both thighs.

11. Private, Jon. Hatfield, Wounded in the belly.

13. Private, Jon. Mitchel, Wounded in the arm & leg.

14.Private, Jon. Cornwall, Wounded in the belly.

15. Private, Richard Treasure, Wounded in leg.

Delaware Pensioners List.

1. Thos. Holson, Rank, company and kind of wound not stated.  Wounded at the cowpens.

Maryland Pensioners.

1. Private, James Burk, 2nd. regiment, Disabled at Cowpens.

State of Virginia.

1. Captain James Tate's, company was at the battle of the cowpens, also at the ballle Guilford where he was killed.

2. Captain Francis Triplett's company was at the battle of the cowpens.

3. Captain James Gilmore's company was at the battle of cowpens.

4. Captain Robert Craven's company was at the battle of cowpens.

5. Jacob Argabrite, was born at Landcaster County, Pa., October 20, 1760, was at the battle of cowpens.

6. Litutenant John Blain, was at the battle of cowpens.

7. Spencer Withers, born 1756, was at the battle of cowpens.

8. Ensign, John McCorkle, was wounded in the wrist at the battle of cowpen, got lockjaw and died.

Library of Congress.

1796, A petition of Adam Reider, of the County of Berkely, in the State of Virginia, was presented to the House and read, praying relief, in consideration of wounds received at the battle of the Cowpens, and at Guilford Court House, whilst a soldier in the Army of the United States, during the late war.

1798, A petition of Lawrence Everhart, of the county of Frederick, in the State of Maryland, was presented to the House and read, praying to be placed on the list of pensioners, in consideration of wounds received at the battle of the Cowpens, in the State of South Carolina, whilst a sergeant in a regiment of cavalry on Continental Establishment, during the late war.

1824.  A petition of Morgan Neville, of the state of Pennsylvania, grandson and oldest male representative of the late General Daniel Morgan, of the Revolutionary army, to whom a gold medal was presented by Congress for his gallantry and good conduct at the battle of the Cowpens; stating that the said medal was deposited, for safe-keeping, in a bank in Pittsburgh; that the said bank was robbed, and the medal taken away by the robbers; and praying to be authorized to procure another medal, of the same form and devices, at his own expense.


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Captain Mathew Arbuckle Of The Revolutionary War.

When I ran across Captain Mathew Arbuckle I don't realize there was so much on him on the web.  By researching him on the web you can find the men that served under him,and what he did in the war. You can also learn about his family as well. There are many good sites on him. One of the batter sites is when he was at Fort Randolph
I could go on and on but that would take you away from your time in your researching on him, good luck.

Fort Arbuckle.

Arbuckle's Fort was a militia fort built on Muddy Creek in Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia) during the Indian-Virginia War of 1774, commonly called Lord Dunmore's War. The fort was built and initially occupied by Captain Matthew Arbuckle and his militia company to guard the Muddy Creek settlers.

A series of Indian raids and militia counterattacks in the spring of 1774 prompted Virginia's colonial governor, Lord Dunmore, to order his militia to build a fort at the western approach to the relatively flat stretch of the Greenbrier Valley known as the Levels, site of present-day Lewisburg.

Construction took place under the direction of Capt. Matthew Arbuckle, whose militia company occupied the site, along with about 35 settler families living along Muddy Creek when Indian raiding parties were in the area. The fort was put to use almost as soon as it was completed.

In the summer of 1774, Indian raiders who had attacked a cabin along Muddy Creek and killed a settler fired on the fort as well, but failed to injure any of its occupants. In the fall of that year, Arbuckle and his garrison guided an army of 1,000 men under the command of Col. Andrew Lewis, the namesake of Lewisburg, up the Kanawha Valley to Point Pleasant, where the defining conflict of Lord Dunmore's war against the Indians took shape.

Indian-Settler warfare ended in the Greenbrier Valley by the end of the Revolutionary War. Arbuckle's Fort probably saw little use after this time. No written documentation has been located for the abandonment or dismantling of the fort, but this probably occurred in the 1780s or 1790s

Time Line.

1774?, Fort Randolph was ordered destroyed, in 1776, Captain Mathew Arbuckle was ordered to rebuild it. He was there from 1776 to December 5, 1777.

1776, Indian Spies Service, Captain Mathew Arbuckle, raises a company at Point Pleasant.

1777, Captain Mathew Arbuckle, has company on Elk River and later at Point Pleasant.

1777, Captain Mathew Arbuckle, had a compny out against the Indians on the head of Elk River and later was at Point Pleasant.

Greenbrier County.

1781, The Militia of this county were in service at Laferty's Forton at Indian Creek. Captain Mathew Arbuckle, was one of the most noted soldier of this county. After serving through the Indian Wars he was killed by a falling limb while riding beside Jackson River, in the McClintic neighborhood, in what is now Bath County. His body buried there near the place where he was killed.  I have recently learned that his grave must be on the lower edge of the property now owned by the Hon. George Revorcom on Jackson River.

Captain Mathew Arbuckle.

Born: July 15, 1740.
Death: June 28, 1781.
Father: James Arbuckle.
Mother: Margaret Arbuckle.
First wife: Jane Lockhart, married January 1768.
Second wife: Frances Hunter, married 1774.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Wisconsin Soldiers Buried In Kansas.

The fourteen men on this page came from Wisconsin and came to Kansas after the war to start a new life and would spend the rest of they lives here.


The Girard Press, Thursday, Nov. 18, 1915.

Died: Nov. 14, 1915.


ADSIT- In Girard, Kas., Nov. 14th, 1915, of cancer, Hiram F. Adsit, aged 70 years, 1 month, and 5 days.

Hiram Frost Adsit was born in Reusselaer county, New York, September 9th, 1845. He was the son of Benjamin and Deborah (Frost) Adsit. At a very early age he removed with his parents to Walworth county, Wisconsin, where he was educated in the county schools.

At the age of 18 he enlisted in Company D, Thirty Ninth Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. He participated in the Siege of Vicksburg and in the Red River expedition. After his discharge, in 1864, he continued to live in Wisconsin, engaged in the lumber business, unitl 1868, when he removed to Fulton county, Illinois. In 1869 he located in Fort Scott, Kansas, but came to Girard in 1870 and has made Crawford county his home ever since that date.

He was engaged in various business enterprises in Girard and has spent several years on the farm. He is best know to the people of Crawford county as an efficient official, having served several terms as deputy sheriff and one term 1896 to 1898, as sheriff. In 1908 he was appointed superintendent of the county farm, which position he filled in a very capable manner.

On the 13th of October, 1886, Mr. Adsit was united in marriage to Miss Jenne Huff. To them were born two children Deets and Hitha. The former died at the age of two. The wife and daughter survive him.

He was a member of the Christian Science church. He also belonged to the Fraternal Aid, to General Bailey Post No. 49, G. A. R., and to the Improved Order of Red Men.

He was a staunch Republican throughout his life.

The community losses a loyal, public-spirited citizen.

Military Record.

Enlisted May 18, 1864, Residence Bualington, Mustered out September 22, 1864, served 100 day's.


The Caney News, Friday, March 27, 1914, Pg. 8.

Vol. 9, No. 37.

Died Very Suddenly.

Charles C. Brown died very suddenly last Friday night at his home after an illness of but a few hours. He had been in his usual good health until a short time before the end when he complained of a severe pain under his arm. Medical assistance was summoned but to no avail. Shortly before death he asked for a drink of water, then passed away apparently easy.

The funeral service was held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock conducted by Rev. Pittman of Havana. The ritualistic service of the Post and Relief Corps were held at the grave.

Those from out of town who attended the funeral were Clyde Hofmaister of Tulsa, Mrs. Jameson of Vinton, Iowa, Mrs. Lizzie Murphy of Minneapolis and Claude Brown of Ottawa.

Mr. Brown had lived in Caney for the past 12 years. He was a highly respected citizen and a loving and devoted father and husband. Was born in 1831 in Indiana. At the age of 14 years he moved to Wisconsin and there at the age of 21 married Miss Julia Stevens who survives him. To this union four children were born, the oldest Mrs. Wm. Hofmaister of this city. The other three were boys and all dead.

The deceased was an active member of the local G. A. R. post and his work and efforts in that organization will be greatly missed. He served in the Civil War as a private in Co. C, 50th, Indiana regiment *. He enlisted in February ’65 and in August of the same year was discharged on account of disability. He was Junior Vice Commander of the local post.

* Newspaper got the unit wrong based on inscription on tombstone and the National Parks Service “Soldiers and Sailors” website. Charles C. Brown was in Co. C, 50th WI. Infantry.

Military record.

Enlisted February 24, 1865, Private, Residence Gratiot, Mustered out August 2, 1865.


Independence Daily Reporter, Monday, July 7, 1913, Pg 1.




The Long and Eventful Career of an Honored and Respected Citizen.

J. G. Cavert, one of our old and highly respected citizens, passed away at his home in this city at 4:40 o’clock yesterday morning.

The funeral will take place from the family residence, 322 South Pennsylvania avenue, at 9:30 o’clock tomorrow morning, under the auspices of the Elks lodge of this city, Rev. Floyd Poe, of the Presbyterian church, officiating.

Mr. Cavert would have been 85 years old next September. He has always been a very industrious man, only retiring from active business about seven years ago, on account of failing health. Since his retirement it has been his habit to walk up town almost every day making his headquarters at the office of his son, H. O. Cavert, where he would meet his old friends. Notwithstanding his advanced years and feeble physical condition he continued to take a lively interest in the affairs of life and it was always a pleasure to meet the old gentleman as he had had a varied experience in life and retained a fund of interesting anecdotes and incidents of his long eventful career that were interesting and instructive. He was a generous hearted, kindly man and was loved and respected by his friends and neighbors. He was an upright citizen, public spirited and loyal, and never faltered in doing his whole duty to the commonwealth, to his family, to his community in which he lived and standing as a man among men.

J. G. Cavert was born in New York but went with his parents to Wisconsin in 1847. His father was a descendant of an Irishman, who with a brother settled in New York state in the early days of the history of this country. For some reason these brothers changed the spelling of the name from “Calvert” to Cavert.

The subject of this sketch grew up and was married in Wisconsin. When in the “sixties” his country called for men he entered the volunteer service, and was commissioned first lieutenant in the Third Wisconsin Cavalry, Company I. He was afterwards promoted to a captaincy and was mustered out as such after having served four years, chiefly in the western department, where guerrillas and bushwhackers prevailed. He experienced a long and hard service in the army.

Following the war he remained in Wisconsin several years, engaged in the lumber business, but in 1876 he came to Montgomery county with his family and settled on a farm on Elk river in Sycamore township.

Two years following the family came to Independence where Mr. Cavert has since made his home. He was married twice, his second wife surviving him. Of the first union four (seven) children were born, four of whom survive their parents. Two of the children died when young, and a daughter, Mrs. Frankie Parker, died in Portland, Oregon, a few years ago.

The surviving children, H. O. Cavert, and Mrs. Stella Flora, of this city, and Mrs. Mattie Calhoun and Callista Covert, of Tulsa, are all here to attend the funeral of their father.

Military Record.

Joseph ( Josiah ) G. Cavert, Residence Appleton, From rank December 22, 1862. Enlisted January 1, 1862; Sergeant, First Sergeant; Second Lieutenant August 1, 1862; Rec. December 9, 1864, Commissioned Captain December 20, 1864, decline.


Independence Daily Reporter, Wednesday, July 29, 1914.

Horace H. Crane Died Last Night.


Horace H. Crane, one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of this city, died at his home, corner of North Eighth and Chestnut streets, at 9 o’clock last night. Mr. Crane had been gradually failing, the past year or two, and his death was not an event unexpected. Always a man devoted to the active affairs of life, when the weight of increasing years finally confined him to his home, his physical decline was very rapid, although a man of rugged physique and wonderful endurance.

Horace H. Crane was born November 15, 1836, in Shalersville, Ohio, and would have been 78 years of age had he lived until next November. He resided with his parents at the place of his birth until nine years old, when he accompanied his parents to Appleton, Wisconsin, where he was living at the time of the Civil War. In 1862 he answered the call of his country and enlisted in Co. “I”, 3rd Wisconsin Volunteer Cavalry, under Col. Barraton, General Blunt’s division of the Army of the West. In this regiment he saw some active service, participating in the battles of Cane Hill and Pea Ridge, and numerous skirmishes. Much of his service was in escorting government trains through Missouri and Arkansas. He was mustered out at Fort Scott in August, 1863. After being mustered out he purchased a car load of horses in the vicinity of Fort Scott and took them back to Wisconsin and sold them.

He soon however, returned to Kansas and settled on a farm near Leroy in Coffey county, where he married Elizabeth High. Shortly after his marriage, or in 1868, Mr. Crane came to this county with his wife and selected and filed on a quarter of land in section 5-32-15, on which is now located Crane station on the Santa Fe line. At the time of his death Mr. Crane still retained ownership of his original claim, which had been largely increased in acreage by the addition of adjoining land by purchase since, and is recognize as one of the large and valuable farms of the county, on which are not only raised fine crops, but oil and gas have been developed on the tract.

When Mr. Crane settled on the claim in 1868 the Osage Indians were still in possession of all the territory that now comprises Montgomery county. Mr. Crane purchased the protection and right of settlement from the noted Osage Indian chief, Napawalla, for the sum of $100. This guaranteed protection to ten families Mr. Crane wished to settle in that vicinity. Mr. Crane always referred to the fact with satisfaction that while no paper was signed, the chief carried out his part of the program without a breach. There were at the time some 400 Indians in the vicinity, and some of them remained until the government removed them by force.

Horace H. Crane was a good citizen, a kind neighbor and a considerate friend, respected and esteemed by his fellow citizens. He was a number of times mentioned in connection with high positions of public trust, and was at one time a candidate for county treasurer on the Democratic ticket and received a vote far in excess of the regular vote of his party. He was a successful businessman. He experienced all the vicissitudes and trails of pioneer life, and lived to see the efforts of the men who with him blazed the way in a wilderness crowned with the triumphs and achievements of a splendid civilization, replete with the comforts, privileges and benefits that contribute to the richness and fullness of life. A man of rugged character, with faith and confidence in his fellow men and the triumph of right, he practiced in his daily life straightforward honesty and noble charity, and contributed his share towards the building of the solid foundation on which rests the social and commercial greatness that now distinguishes the section to which he came as a pioneer.

Mr. Crane is survived by his estimable wife and four children, one brother and one sister. The four children are Mrs. J. D. Hughes of Vinita, Charles O., of Bristow, and Horace and Frederick of Elgin. The children were all at home at the time of their father’s death. His elder brother, William, resides in this city and his sister, Mrs. Fitch, lives at Winfield. She is expected to arrive today.

The funeral will take place from the family residence tomorrow morning at 9 o’clock, the services being under the auspices of the Masonic order. Mr. Crane was a Knight Templar Mason and a Shriner, also a member of the Elks, the Woodmen of the World, and McPherson Post, G. A. R.

Contributed by Mrs. Maryann Johnson a Civil war researcher and a volunteer in the Kansas Room of the Independence Public Library, Independence, Kansas.

Military Record.

Enlisted January 25, 1862,Rank Private, Residence Appleton,Discharged April 30, 1863, Disability.


John Creagon Dead.

John Creagon, father of Mrs. W. G. Norman, died suddenly last night at the home of Mrs. J. S. Morrow on North Neosho at the age of 72 years. He was found sitting in his chair about 9:30 with the evening paper in his hand but an examination showed that he had probably been dead for perhaps an hour when found. Death was due to heart trouble with which he has been bothered for some time. He was taken at once to the home of his daughter with whom he makes his home, having taken up only temporary quarters at the Morrow home while Dr. and Mrs. Norman were moving.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon from the Norman home, 611 East Main, at 2 o’clock conducted by Rev. W. H. Mulvaney. The services will be in charge of the Masons, of which Mr. Creagon was a member. He was also a member of the G. A.R . Burial will be in Fairview cemetery beside Mrs. Creagon, who died last April.

His grandson, Frank Sands, is here from Coffeyville to attend the funeral.

Military Record.

JOHN CREAGON ( Creagan.)

Wisconsin 10th., Battery, Light Artillery,enlisted December 1, 1861, Residence Mauston, Corporal,Transfrred to 8th Battery.

Wisconsin 8th, Battery, Light Artillery, Residence Mauston, Transfrred from 10th., Battery; Veteran, Mustered out August 10, 1865.


Goodland Republic, Friday, June 12, 1903.

Died: June 8, 1903.


Peter Doerfer Succumbs After Five Years.

Fight With Cancer of the Face.

Peter Doerfer. for many years a resident of Sherman county, and a veteran of the civil war. died at his home in Goodland, Monday. June 8, from the effects of a cancer, which afflicted him for five years. He was 54 years old. Funeral services were held at the Catholic church at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon and burial made in the Goodland cemetery.

The cancer made its first appearance upon the face of Mr. Doerter five years ago. After it was discovered that the small red spot which made its discomfiting appearance was cancer, Mr. Doerfer went to Kansas City where he received the treatment of a specialist. The sore was healed over in a short time, and when he returned home no anxiety was felt as to the returning of the trouble, but in less than a month the malignant growth began to return and spread rapidly around the point where it first broke out. From that day to the time of his death Mr. Doerter was a great sufferer, and nothing but a noble fortitude and unusual bodily vigor enabled him to make so long a fight for his life.

He returned to the same specialist who had first treated him, but was told that the cancer was beyond control. He then went to Denver in the hope of finding some specialist whose methods might avail, but all in vain. Wherever he went and he counseled the most eminent specialists in the west, the same discouraging opinions were always given. At last he returned home to face a fight against death. All the rest he got was from the temporary relief afforded by the influence of anaesthetics.

The cancer all the while continued to spread until the whole side of his face was eaten away. Mr. Doerfer died from exhaustion rather from the activity of the cancer upon any of the vital parts beneath the face.

Mr. Doerfer was born in Germany, but emigrated to this country early in life. He enlisted in the Third Wisconsin infantry, serving 18 months in the civil war. He was only 18 years old when he was mustered out in July, 1864.

It was in 1885 that Mr. Doerter and his family came to Sherman county. He was one of the pioneers of northwest Kansas, and took up a homestead in Smoky township and knew what it was to face the uncertain fortunes of a new country. The deceased leaves a wife, five sons and three daughters.


Author note. Military Record.

Peter Doerfer ( Doefler.)

Wisconsin 26th., Infantry Co. F., Transfrred to 3rd., Infantry, June 10, 1865.

Wisconsin 3rd., Infantry Co. F., Residence Milwaukee, Enlisted February 18, 1864, From Co. F. 26th., Infantry, Mustered out July 18, 1865.


The Severyite, March 1, 1901, Pg. 8.

Died Feb. 21, 1901.

Elling Ellingson, Son of Elling and Johnanna Ellingson was born in Endersegon, Norway, Feb. 4, 1846, and died at his home in this city Feb. 21, 1901, at 10:10 a.m. at the age of 55 years and 17 days.

The funeral services were held at 11 a. m. last Saturday at the M. E. church. The remains were in charge of the I. O. O. F. and G. A. R. three of each order acting as pall bearers. At 11 o’clock the remains were taken to the church followed by the relatives and orders. Rev. Bixby preached an appropriate and fitting sermon in harmony with the life of a generous, honest, upright and public spirited man such a life as the deceased lived whose good deeds in life will live on, though he be dead. Following the sermon were the church services of the I. O. O. F. after which the last look at the departed one the remains were taken to Twin Groves cemetery followed by the relatives and a host of friends in carriages and the Odd Fellows and most of the G. A. R. on foot. The burial services of the two orders were held at the grave after which the people departed to their homes, realizing that they had lost a good friend and our city one of its best and most enterprising citizens, and whose memory will not soon be forgotten.

The deceased came to America in 1851 and in 1861 at the age of 16 years of age enlisted under the stars and stripes, which he loved so well, in that famous “Eagle Regiment,” the 8th Wisconsin. He served three years of the war and was wounded and honorably discharged. He came to Kansas soon after and on Oct. 17, 1867, at Burlingame, was united in marriage to Miss Mary Allison. To this union three children were born, one of them, John Ellingson living southwest of Severy, his wife and aged mother are left to mourn the loss of a loving father, husband and son.

Soon after his marriage he removed to this county, locating on a farm 12 north of Eureka. About ’70 he moved to Eureka and went into the grocery business; a few years later he moved to Old Charleston near what is now the city of Fall River, and in the late ‘70s removed to Severy and opened up the first store in the place and since then this has been his home, a city that he has had a great deal in making it the place that it is today, a place that he was always proud of, a place that is proud that he was one of its citizens.

When the city was incorporated in the spring of 1880, he was elected the first Mayor and has held the office at different times since.

The deceased was a hard worker and had acquired considerable property in the shape of farm lands and town property, and at the time of his death had part of the material on hand and was soon going to commence the erection of a fine ten room brick residence on his land just east of Severy.

When a man, who has had such an influence as Mr. Ellingson, passes away we cannot help but chronicle that event with great sorrow.

True his presence will be missed most within his own home, yet he has been brought into such close connection with all in the community, through his long career as a business man, that all regard him as in some way belonging to them and cherish the memory of him.

He was a man of indomitable energy and push, throwing his whole soul into whatever he undertook. He was possessed of that rare quality of tending strictly to his affairs and not troubling other people. He believed that by filling to the full his position as a business man and the community at large. His life was honorable because it was useful and helpful and the example he has always given is worthy of imitation by all.

Military Record.

Wisconsin 8th.,Infantry, Co. H., Enlisted January 8, 1864, Residence Dunkirk, Mustered out July 8, 1865.


The Severyite, Thursday, May 17, 1906, Pg. 1.

Died: May 14, 1906.

Another Greenwood County Pioneer Gone.

Wendell P. Fairbrother passed away at his home in this city Monday morning May 14th. Deceased was born in Pittsfield, Maine, Jan. 15, 1841; removed to Janesville, Wisconsin in 1854, where he married to Miss Fanny E. Lester on Dec. 24, 1861, who together with four surviving children, Mrs. Luella Baily, Mrs. Cora Devie and Lester and Eva are mourning his demise. In April ’61 he among the first answered his country’s call for volunteers, by enlisting in Co. D, 2nd Wisconsin volunteers, and was immediately ordered to the front, where he took part in the battle of Bull Run and was so severely wounded that he was given a discharge and returned to his home, but recovering re-enlisted, this time in Co. D, 4th Wisconsin cavalry and remained in the service much active service and many hardships. 1871 he removed with his family to Greenwood county, Kansas, and he began the toilsome life of a pioneer farmer and a few years ago removed to Severy where he continued to reside until his death, a faithful soldier, a loving husband and father, a good neighbor and a respected citizen, his life was such a one as inspires the affection of friends and commands the respect of the community.

He was a member of Brownlow Post G. A. R., under whose auspices the funeral services were conducted, assisted by Rev. Rhoads Tuesday afternoon. The body was interred in Twin Grove cemetery.

Military Record.

Wisconsin 4th., Cavalry, Co. D, Enlisted March 26, 1864, Residence Janesville, Corporal, Mustered out August 26, 1865.


Hiram J. Gardner was born in Chautauqua county, New York, August 4, 1840 and died in Chanute, Kansas, November 14, 1925.

Mr. Gardner answered the call of his country in 1861, serving three years in Company F, Third regiment Wisconsin cavalry. After his discharge in 1865 he was married to Theodocia Nichols at Deerfield, Mo., where they spent their early married life on a farm. They moved to Fort Scott in 1870 and later to Neosho, Mo., where Mrs. Gardner was killed in a runaway in 1886, leaving five children.

In 1902 Mr. Gardner and Lucy V. Stone were married and moved to Chanute, where he lived until his death.

The following family members survived him at the time of his death, his wife; Lucy V. Gardner; one son, R. E. Gardner of Nappa, Cal.; three daughters; Mrs. Loyal C. Cowen of Fort Scott, Kan.; Mrs. S. O. Putnam of La Jolla, Cal., and Mrs. Fred Van Derschmidt of Leavenworth, Kan.; two sisters Miss Arie Gardner of Los Angeles, Cal., and Mrs. S. A. Berage of Fort Scott, Kan., eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Military Record.

Wisconsin 3rd., Cavalry, Co. F, Enlisted November 27, 1861, Residence Baraboo, Corporal, Mustered out February 17, 1865.


South Kansas Tribune, Wednesday, May 22, 1912, Pg. 3.

Soldier, Pioneer and Christian.

When death claimed Mr. Elson Goodell, May 17, 1912, it took a gentleman who always tried to do his duty, and to live in peace with his neighbors. He was born in Potage county, Ohio, in 1840; twenty-two years later found him in Wisconsin and he heard and answered the call of Abraham Lincoln, by volunteering and serving in the Seventeenth Wisconsin, Company K, in the Army of the Tennessee. After a short service he was wounded, and was discharged. He remained in Wisconsin for a few years but in the later ‘60s got the Kansas fever and located in Coffey county. There he met Miss Mary A. Randall and in April 1869 they were married. To this union were born John F., Clarence H., Mrs. Earl Hamilton, and Mrs. Virgil Barker. In 1869-80 Mr. Goodell sought a home on the Osage Diminished Reservation and selected a choice claim in Elk Valley in this county, near what became Crane Station. There he brought his bride and they pioneered until they became known as not only prosperous but among the very best of the early settlers. As the years came on he moved to town and engaged in the meat market trade, of late with A. F. Johnson. He was a loyal member of the Christian church and of the Masonic lodge, which had charge of the interment on Sunday. The service was largely attended, and his pastor Rev. Bassett made an appropriate address.

The daughter Bessie, Mrs. Barker, has been in New Mexico for her health and was not able to get here in time for the funeral.

From History of Montgomery County, Kansas, By Its Own People, Published by L. Wallace Duncan, Iola, Kansas, 1903, Pg. 776-777.

Goodell, Elson Bio.

What impresses the transient most forcibly in Independence is the substantial character of the business section of the city and the evident pride taken in keeping its appearance up-to-date by the merchants and tradesmen doing business there. A closer acquaintance with the personnel of the business element discloses the fact that his civic pride is due to a few choice spirits who have preached this sentiment, day in and day out, for years—and verily they have their reward. The name of the gentlemen to whom such is due for the splendid development the city has made, appears above. For two decades Mr. Goodell has been part and parcel of the city’s growth, his character for business integrity not being surpassed by any of the many good men now connected with the business interests. He does a large business in meat products, and in many respects his trade is the choicest in the city.

The Buckeye State was the place of Mr. Goodell’s nativity, he having been born in Portage count, September 10, 1840. He was a son of Samuel and Julia Goodell, the former a native of Vermont and the latter of Connecticut. They were among that class of early pioneers who met the foes of progress and faced dangers that might well appall the stoutest heart, having settled there immediately succeeding the War of 1812. They were tillers of the soil and found its exacting labors too arduous, both dying within eight days in 845; the father at thirty-eight, the mother at thirty-six years. Of their family of four children, our subject is the eldest, the others being: Emeline, Annetta, Mrs. H. D. Coe of Portage county, Ohio and Jane, the wif3e of Dr. Clark, of Washington.

E. Goodell received an excellent education in the common schools of his native state, to which was added scholastic training at Hiram College, he being a student there when it was under the charge of the lamented President Garfield.

After his school days he returned to the farm, where he was engaged at the breaking out of the Civil War. In January of 1862 he enlisted in Company K, 17th Wisconsin Inf., to which state he had gone but a short time before. His regiment became part of the Army of Tennessee and he participated in its movements for a period of eight months, when he was honorably discharged from the service on account of sickness. Returning to Wisconsin, he put in the winter in the lumber camp, the following spring coming out to Kansas. Here he settled in Coffey county, where he was engaged in farming until 1869, the date of his settlement in Montgomery. He took a claim in Sycamore twp., which he successfully farmed until 1883. A year on a cattle ranch preceded his coming to Independence, where he has since resided, engaged continuously in the sale of meats.

Mr. Goodell affiliates with the Masonic order, and is always found ready to engage in any service which has for its object the advancement of his municipality. He was married in April of 1865, in LeRoy, Kansas, his wife having been Mary A., daughter of Benj. and Sophrona Randall. Mrs. Goodell is a lady of many excellent traits of character, a consistent member of the Christian church, in whose social work she takes an active part. She is the mother of four children, three of whom have left the home roof and are respected members of society. Their names are: John E., and Clarence H., connected with their fathers business. The former married Miss Retta Neilson, and the latter Maud Sevier. Mamie is living in Colorado, the wife of Earl Hamilton, and Bessie is a schoolgirl at home.

Contributed by Mrs. Maryann Johnson a Civil war researcher and a volunteer in the Kansas Room of the Independence Public Library, Independence, Kansas.

Author note, Military Record.

Elson ( Elsom ) Gardner, Wisconsin 17th., Infantry, Co. K, Enlisted January 3, 1862, Residence Appleton, Sergeant, discharged August 9, 1865, for disability.


Abilene Daily Reflector, Monday, Sept. 8, 1919.

Vol. XXXIII, No. 110.



Prominent Abilene Resident Served, As Mayor Three Terms.

Funeral services for David Matteson, aged 81, who died Saturday afternoon, were held this morning at 10:00 o’clock from the Methodist church, Rev. C. L. Hovgard presiding: Rev. Allman preached the sermon by request of the deceased and Rev. F. S. Blayney offered the prayer. The male quartette sang and the G. A. R. attended in a body. Interment was made in Abilene cemetery.

Four surviving children were here for the funeral. They are Mrs. Jas. Lancy, W. A. Matteson and H. E. Matteson of this city and Mrs. Nettie Farley of Denver.

Mr. Matteson was one of the early settlers here, coming in 1873 and took a homestead in northwest Dickinson. He later moved to Abilene and was interested in financial matters and for three terms was mayor of Abilene. He was also a veteran of the Civil War.

Abilene Daily Reflector, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 1919, Pg. 5.

Vol. XXXIII, No. 112.

Obituary-David Matteson.

David Matteson was born in West Greenwich, R. I., Sept. 17, 1838, and here his mother died when he was only nineteen months old. Mr. Matteson spent his childhood and youth in the east. He was married to Maryette Brown, Sept. 17, 1860, at Geneva, Wis., and to this union was born five children. One of these namely, Chas. David Matteson died in 1902, while four were here at the funeral services and were present at their father’s death. These are; Mrs. Hattie A. Laney, W. A. Laney, W. A. Matteson, H. E. Matteson, all of Abilene, while Mrs. Nettie Farley is of Denver, Ohio.

Mr. Matteson served his country during the Civil War, and for three years, one month and nineteen days he was a member of the Wisconsin Vol. Inf.

In 1873, Mr. Matteson came to Dickinson county, and here he has been at home ever since. Here his wife was laid to rest in 1897, and in the sorrows and the joys of frontier life he took his part. He served as mayor of Abilene for three terms and took an active part in the social and political life of the community. He was a man of considerable ability, and always held in high esteem by his fellows.

Mr. Matteson united with the Methodist church, February 8, 1914, and has been a faithful member ever since. It was late in life for a man to take such a step, and it is very rare for people to do so, but Mr. Matteson did it after a deliberate consideration being convinced it was the right thing to do. For several years Mr. Matteson has been confined to his room with paralysis, and now at the age of 80 years, eleven months and 20 days he has crossed the river. There remain to mourn his departure the above named children with their families, and a host, of friends.

Military Record.

Wisconsin 10th., Infantry Co. A., Enlisted September 14, 1861, Mustered out November 3, 1863.


The Eureka Herald, Thursday, Apr. 8, 1909.

Died: Apr. 5, 1909.

Pioneer Citizen Passes Away.

William McBrown, for nearly forty years a resident of Greenwood county and one of the more prominent citizens died at his home in Fall River Monday April 5, 1909, aged sixty nine years, two months and ninety days. William McBrown was born at Lancaster, New Hampshire, January 17, 1840. At the age of 12 he removed with his parents to Wisconsin. Five years later, at the age of seventeen he came to Kansas locating at Neosho Falls. In 1861 at the beginning of the Civil War he returned to Wisconsin and enlisted in the First Wisconsin Cavalry. After nineteen months of service he was taken prisoner, paroled and sent home. Returning to Kansas he again enlisted in the Ninth Kansas, with which regiment he served until the close of the war, having given four of the best years of his young manhood in of his country. At the close of the war, he settled in Wilson county and engaged in the mercantile business. In 1869 he was elected county treasurer which office he filled with honor and credit. May 29, 1870 he was married to Maggie Mills, who with three sons, three daughters and a sister survive him. In March 1872 he removed to his farm in Greenwood county where he lived for eleven years when he went to Fall River City and there spent his remaining days. He always took an active interest in the civic welfare of the town, and served several terms as its mayor, his successor being elected the day of his death. Mr. McBrown had been a member of the Masonic fraternity for many years. He loved the order and, although for the last few years, his failing strength had kept him from taking an active part in its work, he was always interested in everything pertaining to it. He lived by the rule of right doing; his life was large; his insight into things material was penetrating and farseeing; his judgment was keen; and his advise was always valuable. His creed was to live honorably, to deal justly, and he always had the greatest respect for those whose guide was the Golden Rule. Many there are who have known the meaning of his friendship. Perfect peace crown the gray head and soothing rest to the tired feet that walked the earth for seventy steadfast years. Funeral services were held at Fall River Wednesday and were largely attended. Most of the Fredonia Commandery Knights Templar were in attendance and had charge of the services. Rev. Bernard Kelley, a long time friend of the deceased, preached the funeral discourse.

Military Record.

He was not found on any Wisconsin Company nor regiment rosters.


South Kansas Tribune, Wednesday, February 5, 1902.

Died: January 22, 1902.

Dr. Edward Miles was born in Missouri, August 31st 1844. His parents moved to Indiana, where his father died when the son was six years old. His mother removed with her children to Wisconsin, where he lived until he enlisted in the Civil war, in the Fifth Wisconsin Volunteers. He was married to Adelia Miles, August 22nd, 1864, and six children were born to them, four of whom are left to mourn their loss. He came to LaFountaine, Kansas in the winter of 1880-1 where he practiced his profession. He was married to Laura C. Collet, August 28th, 1893, and in 1907 moved with his family to Bolton, where he continued in the practice of medicine until his last illness at which time he was serving as postmaster. He was taken ill with pneumonia January 17th, but his heart action was not strong enough to carry him through and he died of heart failure on January 22nd, 1902. He leaves a widow and two children who mourn their great loss. Interment in the cemetery at old Harrisonville.

Contributed by Mrs. Maryann Johnson a Civil war researcher and a volunteer in the Kansas Room of the Independence Public Library, Independence, Kansas.

Military Record.

Wisconsin 5th., Infantry, Co. E, Enlisted June 6, 1861, Residence Janesville, Discharged November 2, 1863, for disability.


The Frankfort Daily Index, Saturday, Mar. 3, 1917, Pg. 3.

Vol. 19, No. 6.


Elias Schreiner was born in Germany in 1830, and departed this life in Frankfort, Kans., on Feb. 22, 1917, aged 86 years, 4 months and 1 day.

He came to America in 1849, locating at Sheboygan, Wis., where he was married to Miss Annie Harms in 1854. To this union were born eleven children, seven girls and four boys. One daughter, Annie died at the age of seven years and was buried in Wisconsin, while three other daughters grew to womanhood, but passed away a few years ago. They were Mrs. Emma Day, who died at Herington, Kans.; Mrs. Sophie Tudor, who died in Colorado, and Mrs. Huldah Bailey, who died in Missouri. The living children are Mrs. Mary Scholz of Frankfort; Miss Lena Schrener of Madison, Kans.; Mrs. Margaret Ingraham of Frankfort; Ernest Schreiner of Oregon; Henry, William and Fred Schreiner, all of Frankfort.

The deceased was a veteran of the Civil War, and enlisted in 1862, in Co. G, 34th Wisconsin regiment.

The family moved to Iowa in 1864, where they resided a year before moving to Marshall county, Kansas, where they located on a farm in the La Grange neighborhood, making their home there till after the death of Mrs. Schreiner, when he moved into town.

He was a member of the Lutheran church since early boyhood. Besides his chidren he is survived by twenty grandchildren, five great grandchildren and a large circle of friends.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. G. M. West, pastor of the Presbyterian church, at the family home on East Sixth street, at 2 o’clock Tuesday, afternoon, Feb. 27th and interment was made in the family lot in the LaGrange cemetery, south of town. Following the sermon, Henderson Post G. A. R. held their ritualistic services for their late comrade.

Military Record.

Wisconsin 34th., Infantry, Co. G, Enlisted November 11, 1862, Residence Herman, Sergeant, First Sergeant; Mustered out September 8, 1863.