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[NI004983] 1850 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA
43 44 YODER Tobias 39 M Farmer
Sarah 36 F
Moses 16 M Laborer
Joseph 11 M
1870 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated 9 Aug 1870 by H. J. Boyts
14 41 41 Yoder Tobias W. 61 M W Farmer 2,500 700 Penna
15 41 41 Yoder Sarah 58 F W wife Penna

[NI004987] 1850 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA
40 40 YODER Christian 28 M Farmer
Ann 24 F
Catharine 5 F
Mary 3 F
Elisabeth 1 F

[NI005007] Herald of Truth Vol XL # 40 Oct 1 1903 pg 319. Yoder, Joseph J b Feb 8 1825 d near Townline M H Sep 1 1903 aged 78y 6m 23d. He m Susannah Eash in 1848, Somerset Co, Pa. To this union were b 8 chdn, 2 of whom have preceded him. 6 chdn survive him, also 40 gchdn, & 13 ggchdn. In 1876 his 1st wife d & on 22 Aug 1886, he again m Elizabeth Hostetler, who survives him having lived with him in 17y. Funeral at Townline M H on Sep 2nd. Serv by A S Cripe & Jonathan Troyer.
1850 Census of Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., PA
41 42 YODER Joseph 24 M Farmer
Susanna 27 F
CUSTER John 19 M Laborer
1870 Census Richland Twp., Cambria Co., PA 5 Aug John Wilkin, pg 1
9 3 3 Yoter Joeseph 45 M W Farmer 2,000 500 PA
Yoter Susana 38 F W Housekeeper PA
Yoter Susana 18 F W at home PA
Yoter Joseph 15 M W Laborer PA
Yoter Sarah 13 F W at home PA
Yoter Mary J. 10 F W PA
Yoter William 13 M W PA

[NI005009] John Mast waqs born in 1740 in Switzerland, immigrated with his sis.s & bro. Jacob. John wandered through the wilderness to Randolph Co. NC. He settled in Randolph Co. NC in 1764. Tradition says he never communicated with relatives & entire branch of family became oblivious to those in Pa until 1898.

[NI005025] Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
John H Coleman State: PA Enumeration District: 0162 Color: W Age: 46 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0445 County: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00760760 Other Residents:
Wife Nora 37, PA
Son John H 07, PA
Son Daved 07, PA

[NI005028] Will probated May 14, 1844. It is thought he is buried in 0-28 Cem., excerpts from will - my wife quarter of land, being the Southeast Quarter of S3,T8,R5, and to my son-in-law Abraham Kaufman for Six Hundred article between Abraham Kaufman and myself dated September 29, son-in-law Isaac Blank left his wife who was my daughter Catharina. I do not allow him to have any share of my estate. If said Catharina should once stand in need of it she is to draw it and if not her children are to draw her son Andrew Keck died some years ago and left their children behind.. SETTLED: SE1/4 S3,T8,R5 and NE1/4 S3,T8,R5

[NI005030] Pennsylvania 1910 Census Miracode Index
Chas W Coleman State: PA Enumeration District: 0162 Color: W Age: 35 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0008 County: Somerset Relation: Husband ImageNum: 00760556 Other Residents:
Wife Maude R 34, PA
Son Reginald 09, PA

[NI005033] David and Barbara lived around Charm, Ohio and probably lived on a farm now owned by Levi Miller. They sold this farm to son Benjamin on December 14, 1848 just a few years before the death of David.

[NI005036] Jacob and Frany came to Ohio first to German Twp. and then to Berlin Twp. They were parents to nine children. Jacob and wife Frany settled in 1811 on land: NW1/4 R5,T8,S2 (range,township,section) located German Twp., Holmes Co., Ohio. On March 14, 1818 - NW1/4 R5,T8,S2 (location of Cem. 0-29; July 18, 1820 the 1/4 to the east of 1818 land and adjoining land owned by Jacob's brother David, married to Frany's sister Elizabeth.

[NI005037] Grandpap Shaffer had black hair, muscular, & a wry sense of humor, & enjoyed working on cars. He & Betty met at the age of 8 at the Somerset St. School. he quit school in the 9th grade. Jack & Betty have lived in the same home they bought since 1955. He was in the Armed Forces from Apr 30 1945 at Des Moines, IA & honorably discharged on May 30 1946 from Jeffens Boro, MD.
OBIT: SHAFFER--Jack T., 63, Hollsopple, d. Aug 9 1985 at home. B. Sep 11 1921, in Johnstown, son of late Merle & Mary (Wirick) Shaffer. Preceded in death by sis., Loraine Yannutz. Survived by widow, former Betty Miller, & these chldrn: Wilma, w/o Richard Horner; Hollsopple; Betty, w/o Delano Horner, Johnstown; Linda Hofecker, Hollsopple; Jack Jr., Johnstown; James, m. to former Christine Livingston, Windber; Thomas, Hollsopple; Joseph, m. to former Darlene Bird; Ms Pearl; & Mary, w/o Kenneth Beers, all of Windber; & Tammy, w/o Roy Rager, Johnstown; also 30 gchldrn & a ggson. Bro. of Merle, Omstead, OH; Wilma Mock, Baltimore, MD; & Dean, Stanton, TX. Retired pipefitter for U.S. Steel Corp. Mem. of Carpenter Pk Menonite Ch. Army veteran of WWII. Friends received 7-9 pm Sat. & noon to 3 & 7-9 pm Sun. at The Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary, Inc. where serv.s will be held 1 pm Mon., Rev. Marvin Kaufman. Interment Stahl Menonite Cem. In memory of of Mr. Shaffer, those who wish may make contributions to Carpenter Pk Menonite Ch.

[NI005039] She was the daughter of George Baker (or other spelling) b. 8 Mar. 1728
in Stratsbourg, Germany. Mother unknown was b. 22 April 1732. Her father
emigrated to pennsylvania in 1747, and d. at Harrisburg, Pa.
Other last name spellings Backer & Boecker & Baker

[NI005064] arrived at Philadelphia PA 11 Aug 1750, on the ship Patience. His 1st wife, Miss Kenagy, d. leaving no chldn. He returned to Europe & m. abt 1758, Veronica Mishler was was b. abt 1736.

[NI005066] ORPHANS COURT INDEX Estate Records Vol H-P 1795-1921 -Yr 1812 No. 2 MILLER, Abraham Late of: Conemaugh twp. Date of death:
(Blank) Date of letters app't: Jan 31 1812 Name of ex etc: Jacob Esh Will recorded: Vol. 1 page 448.


[NI005436] 1850 census Paint Twp., Somerset Co., PA
116 Miller, John 50 M Farmer
Miller, Elisabeth 50 F
Miller, David 22 M
Miller, Elisabeth 18 F
Miller, John 16 M
Miller, Ruel 13 M
Miller, Samuel 10 M
Foust, Sarah 4 F

[NI005473] John and Elizabeth Woolman settled in Northampton township on land which ran to the Rancocas, where a fertile plantation was soon under cultivation.

[NI005548] See file for letter from Maude to Orrisa Rhodes Garrett. This letter tells the
Stephen Rolph/Zervah Whitney family story. Letter written in 1956. Maude's
married name was Hunkins, she was in Hart, Mi. in 1956. The letter talks about
Aunt CArrie (Rhodes) Collins and Uncle Dora Collins.

[NI005568] The Descendants of John Whitney who came from London, England to Watertown, Mass. in 1635" Identifies Zervah Whitney, husband S. Rolph,
father of Zervah is Joseph Whitney and mother is Sophia Oliver.

[NI005594] All notes on Robert 1659, Robert 1621, William 1568 and Robert 1540 are from
Mrs Richard S. Palmer, 9126 Locarno Dr. Dallas, Tx. 75243-7214 PH:214-349-8404.

[NI005664] 1910 PA Census Miracode Index
Ben Lear State: PA Dist: 0123 Color: W Age: 57 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0140 Co.: Westmoreland Relation: Husband ImageNum: 02780833 Other Residents:
Wife Margaret 56, PA
Son Hiram 18, PA
Dau Agnes 16, PA
Dau Lulu 13, PA

[NI005778] Eliabeth Neff's Mother died when Eilabeth was very young, she was raised by a
Bontrager family, thought to be Eli Bontrager.
Birth and death information from Leora Kauffman, thru Eugene J. Neff, Phoenix,
Az. Dec. 1991

Eliabeth Neff's Mother died when Eilabeth was very young, she was raised by a
Bontrager family, thought to be Eli Bontrager.

[NI005823] On Nov. 14, l992 rec. message from Donna Spence, Lucas Co. Ohio, on prodigy.
Nettie Gallagher is 32 on 4th of Jan. 1899, her residence is Toledo, her
place of birth is Delta, Ohio. Her occupation is housekeeper. She was once
previously married, and is now a widow, her married name being Nettie Purdy,
that she has no husband living, signed June 7, 1899.

[NI005853] Was living with daug. in Seneca, Ill. when she died.

[NI005937] June 1992: Have located family headed by Ulysses G. Chaney in Walkerville, Mi.
1910 census. Listing as follows: Chaney, Ulysses G. 43 Ohio
Mattie 43 Ohio
Harold 14 Ohio
Purdy, Ivan stepson 16 Ohio
Census Records, Oceana Co. Mi. E.D. 130, family 55.

[NI006045] Information from Eugene Neff, 3715 eAST lUPIN, Phoenix, AZ.85028-2123,n
rec. 1-13-1992. "I believe these were the children of Jacob Neff Jr.
1.Gabriel b. 1805 in Virginia, baptised 8 mo. later in Somerset, Co. Pa.
2.Susanna (Hochstetler) b. 1810 Mdaryland?
3.Magdalena b. 1810 Maryland
4. Catherine (Hochstetler) b. 1811 in Pa.
5. Frederick b: ca1813 in Virginia
6. Adam b.Ca 1815 where?
7.John b. ca 1815 in Virginia
8. Elizabeth b. ca 1817 in Pa.
9. Mary (Troyer/Keim) b. 1818 in Pa.
10.Ann (Lahmer) b. ca 1820 in Pa.
All lived, and/or were married, in the vicinity of Sugarcreek township of
Tuscarawas County.

[NI006287] ULysess G. Chaney, known as "Frank", shows up in the Oceana Co. Mich. 1910
census as head of the family including Nettie age 43: Harold age 14: Stepson
Ivan Purdy age 16.

[NI006339] Peter Beachy I born ca: 1725, Jura Region, Switzerland. wife #1 unknown, Rosin Willi is wife #2. they immigrated to the U.S. between 1760 and 20 Jan 1768. Went to Baltimore Md.--Somerset Co. Pa.

[NI006345] Johnstown, PA Trib-Demo issue 24 Mar 1980: WEIMER, Mrs. Edna L. "Sue," 63, 50 Woodvale Ave., d Mar 22 1980, at Lee Hospital. Born Aug. 14, 1916, Johnstown, d/o Horace & Mary Jane (Campbell) Dalton. Preceded in death by parents; husb Edward; a son & daug; & bro Leroy. Survived by bro Harry, m Jean Bender, Johnstown, & sis Lillian, w/o James McLaughlin, 104 Wedgewood Dr; 5 nephews, 4 gnephews, a gniece, & a very dear friend, William Gottwald. Retired housekeeper for Downtowner Motor Hotel. Friends received 7-9 pm Sun & 2-4 & 7-9 pm Mon Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary, Inc., serv 1 pm Tue, Rev. David N. Finney. Bur Benshoff Hill Cem..

[NI006351] Rec. from Donald Mayfarth HDDW08A. From Raleigh, NC archives the following:
Samuel Brown (d: 1818) Wife: Mary (from petition of MARY BROWN, feb. 1819
term) The following tracts of land: l. One tract containing one hundred acres lying on the waters of Policot adjoining the lands of Joseph Lamb. 2. Other tract containing one acre adjoining Coxes Lands. Children: Elizabeth (administrator of estate), James Brown, William Brown, Riley Brown, Nancy Brown, Betsy Brown, Melinda Brown. Reference: See Petition Elizabeth Brown, Administrator vs the Heirs at Law of Samuel Brown, dated May 1822. Previously unlisted Randolph Co. marriages for Randolph Co. Hist. Soc. magazine shows: Samuel Brown m: Mary Davis 25 May 1802. Polly is nickname for Mary. Mary was 2nd wife.

[NI006400] John was member of Provencial Assem. 1709, 1712,1716,1719,1720. Information
from Hinshaw's encyclopedia of Quakers and Williard Heiss's Indiana Quakers.
Rec: 1992

[NI006430] Immigrant's surname: HERTZLER Immigrant's given name(s): Jacob Ship name: St. Andrew U.S. arrival date: 9 SEP 1749 Port: Philadelphia, PA Place of origin: Switzerland Notes: b.1703 d. 1786 near Hamburg, Berks Co., PA m. (1) unknown, (2) Catherine Ruegy, b. Switzerland, d. 1773 or 1774 children: (1) John, (2) Jacob, (3) Fannie, (4) Christian First Amish Mennonite Bishop in Amer.

[NI006435] Amishman Peter Leibenguth/ Leibundgutt/ Livengood (d. 1826) kept a financial journal of personal & business transactions between 1758 & 1824. A weaver by trade, Peter is thought to be the 1st Amishman to go by Conestoga wagon across the Allegheny Mts to settle in what is now Elk Lick, Somerset Co., PA.

[NI006437] It is thought that this Jacob was in Ste. Marie-aus-Mines,France.

[NI006460] He worked at Sampon Tire Company that was later bought out by U.S. Tire and Rubber Company. He worked there until his retirement in 1951 at the age of 66.
Funeral Services were scheduled a 2 p.m. today at the First Assembly of God Church of Palmdale for William H. Quier, 84, 37925 Palm Vista, Palmdale, California, who died friday in Palmdale. Conducting the rites, under the direction of the chapel of the Valley Mortuary, was to be Rev. Lee Archer. Interment was to follow at Desert Lawn Memeorial Park. A native of Kansas where he was born on 9-5-1885. Mr. Quier lived in the Antelope Valley for the past 18 years. He was married on Feb. 14, 1911 to his wife, Rosetta, who survives him at the home. He was employed as a maintenance machinist for 27 years with the U.S. Rubber Co.
Also surviving are three sons, Ernest Quier of Palmdale, John Quier of Huntington Beach and William Quier Jr. of Gardena, four daughters, Edith Barkalow of Norco, Mabel Whiteley of Gardena, Pauline Weaver of Kansas, Leta Cox of Redondo Beach; three sisters, Mary James, Loretta May, both of Kansas, and Elnora Underwood of Oregon; 18 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. He was a very easy going person. I remember him fixing Grammas breakfast and cleaning the house for her. I also remember him back in his little shop carving out tops for us kids. One time when I was older and staying with them on vacation he got up early and threw my clothes all around and waited for me to wake up to tease me about being drunk when I came in (which I didn't drink). He always got up early to watch the news.

[NI006468] Burden Times Thrusday May 13, 1915) Andy Quier who resided near Burden died Saturday evening following a lingering illness . He is survived by several children and a brother Levi Quier of Burden. Andrew Jackson Quier was born on October 15, 1858 and died at his sons, Henry Quier's residence near Burden, Kansas on May 1st 1915 being 57 years 6 months and 15 days old. He was married to Laura M. Williams in Silver Creek township on July 4, 1881. Eight children were born to this union. His wife and two of the children preceeded him to the grave. He leaves to mourn his loss six children four boys and two girls, also three brothers and two sisters. He was a member of the Old Silver Creek Baptist Church, and resided continuously in Burden and vicinity. At the last end was peaceful and free of pain. Funeral services were held from his son Henry's home conducted by Rev. H.J. Hassard of Latham, Kan. at 10 a. m. on Monday, May 3rd, 1915. The remains were taken to the cemetry at Wilmont, Kans. and interred beside those of his wife and children. The bereaved family have the esteem and respect of many many friends in their sorrow.
15 February 1911 Sale on John Skinners Farm.

[NI006469] Laura M. Quier was born on Sept. 6, 1867, in Doniphan Co., Kansas, and died Sunday, Sept. 22, at 11:30 p.m. at her home in Burden, aged 45 yrs. 16 days. Her entire life was spent in the state on Kansas. In her youth she professed faith in Christ, and, being baptized, became a member of the Silver Creek Baptist Church. She was married to Andrew Quier on July 4, 1882, she was the mother of eight children two of whom preceeded her to the grave. Mrs. Jennettie Book of Spearmore, Oklahoma is the eldest living child. The names of those who survive her are: Jennettie Book, Lauretta May, W.H. Quier, Roy E. Quier, Mary Ann James, Elnora Ames, who together with the bereaved husband and aged mother-in-law are left to mourn the loss of a kind and dutiful daughter a loving and devoted wife and mother. The deceased has suffered much in health in the last few years but was always bright, cheerful and hopeful. Funeral services were by Rev. H.J. Hassard. Interment was made in the Wilmont Cemetry beside her children who are buried there. Burden Times, Sept. 26, 1912)

[NI006477] J.R. Williams, an old soldier, formerly of this co. d in OK on the 17th. He was well known by our citzens here & was one of the Hoke Smith Cut from the pension list. Burden Eagle-Apr. 4, 1895- d in Car Accident. Brittan-Nowater, OK. John R. Williams is very sick. Burden Enterprise-June 23, 1881- Mr. John Williams has recovered from his severe illness. Burden Enterprise-June 8, 1882- Silver Creek items - J.R. Williams & Ed Jones has had their harvest all cut by the late hailstorm; the hail fell in streaks about 1/2 mile wide from west to east. North & south of us the wheat is good. Burden Enterprise-June 8, 1882-"Esq. Harvey Smith, J.K. Walters, J.R. Williams, Robert Wells, & others whose names we did not learn, spent a couple of days fishing near Arkansas City. They report 400 lbs of nice fish weighing from 1 to 20 lbs each.They were a jolly crowd & had a good Time." Burden Enterprise-July 6, 1882-"We are under obligation to John R. Williams for some very fine fish which he brought us last Sat." Burden Enterprise-Sept. 14, 1883- John R. Williams has a letter at the post office at Burdenville, KS, Apr. 1, 1884. Quite a serious accident occured to the section hands of the S.K. Road, 1 mile west of town near Mr. Ryans farm. His dog was struck by the car causing it to leave the track throwing the car & occupants in all directions. Mr.Clinginpeal was badly bruised, J.R. Williams has a broken leg just below the thigh. George Darr head & nose badly bruised, George Darnell head cut, J.H. Walker left elbow & shoulder hurt, Will Peters badly shaken, George Livingston was not hurt. BEP-Feb 17, 1887- Mr. J.R. Williams of Tisdale made a call on Mon. & reports the broom corn crop good. BEP-Sept. 3, 1888- Mr. J.R. Williams of Timber Creek left last Sun. evening for Donipan Co. KS., as a witness in a murder case which was committed before the war. BEP-July 17, 1890- Mr. J.R. Williams of Wilmont was in the city last Thur. interviewing our merchants.

[NI006478] Last Wed. morn, Mrs, J.R. Williams, an old lady residing near the line between Silver Creek & Richland twps, started to Wilmont to do some trading. When about 2 miles north of the residents of Sam Tull, her horse became frightened at a barrel sitting beside the road & ran away. The horse was attached to a cart and Mrs. Williams got her foot entangled in the front part of the cart, was dragged about 80 rods & was frightfully mangled, she lived until Thur. morn & expired. Mrs. Williams was the mother-in-law of Andrew Quier & was a very estimalbe lady. The cart was but slightly damaged & the horse, which landed and stopped in a hedge fence, was not injured. (WDC Sat. Aug. 6, 1892)

[NI006482] John and Alex Williams were arrested for cutting the harnessses at Wilmont last fall. (Sept. 8, 1894)

[NI006483] John and Alex Williams were arrested for cutting the harnesses at Wilmont last fall. (Sept. 8, 1894) John sent a post card to Laura 2 weeks before she died saying that he was on his way back east for surgery and would stop back by on the way home.

[NI006485] About 11 pm Sat. word was brought to the sheriffs office that & old man had been found dead in a field east of Jennings farm just outside the limits of the city, & that the body was at Axtells undertaking rooms. Under sheriff Rothrock immediately notified Coroner McDowell, who came upon the early Sun. morn. train from Arkansas City, & the following jury was summoned to investigate the cause of Mr. William's death; Blanch Wright, A.C. Lang, R.S. Kreybill, A.A.Gafney, J.R. Smith, J.W. Essler & Dr. Holcomb. The coroner and jury viewed the body & after examing a number of witnesses, rendered a verdict of death from prostration caused of fatigue & excessive heat. He was 87 yrs old & lived in VA. Some time ago he wrote to his sons, George & William, who live in Tisdale twp, that he intended to pay them a visit & stated that he would arrive in Winfield Sat. The old gentleman came in on the Santa Fe morn. train, but his son missed him at the depot & Mr. Williams started up town on foot. He enquired where William Perkins lived & being informed that he resided a short distance east of Jennings farm he started for his home. The 2 sons in the meantime hunted for their father, but falled to find him. They traced him out toward the Jennings place, but could not locate him. Finally about 11pm Sat. in company with Saudford Brooks they found their father lying in a field just east of the Jennings place dead. The body was brought in Axtell's & the inquest held Sun. morn. When found Mr. Williams had a cane, 2 hats & in his pockets was found $4.15 in money. His face & hands were terriblys scratched & bruised, He evidently hurt himself by coming in contact with a wire fence, while trying to get out of the open field into a shady place. 2 colored boys testified at the inquest that they saw the old gentleman pass along the road near the Jennings place & they thought he was intoxicated. That has about 9am Sat. He had a valise, which he was carrying at the time. The boys watched him & saw him crawl under the fence & go into the field & lay down, but thinking that he was drunk they paid no more attention to him. The old gentleman must have become deranged by the heat, crawled into the field & d. there in the broiling hot sun. The morn a valise & a cane which the old gentleman had with him, were found at Smith & Hanlen's grocery, they being left there before the old man went into the field. The deceased leaves several chldrn in VA & his 2 sons, George & William, Who live in Tisdale Twp. The body was taken to Tisdale twp for burial Sun. Afternoon.

[NI006489] Moved from WV to Doniphan, KS

[NI006495] William Riley Weaver, 85, of Dexter, died at 7:12 pm. Nov. 1 in William Newton Memorial Hospital. He was born Jan. 28, 1886, in Crawford County Kansas to William R. and Melinda Weaver. He married Abigail Rush in November 1906, in Winfield. He was a retired farmer and was a member of the Dexter Baptist Church. He was survived by his wife; four sons, Kenneth Weaver of Dexter; Claude Weaver of Arkansas City; Billy Weaver of Winfield; Curtis Weaver of Wichita; one daughter Mrs. Jess (Gayle) Wilkenson of Tulsa; one brother Sam Weaver of Grainola, Okla.; one sister Mrs. Rose Hufford of Albuquerque, N.M.; 18 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2pm. Wednesday in the Miles Funeral Home Chapel in Cedar Vale with the Rev. Bob Hirschberg and Rev. Clifford Barnes officiating. Mrs. Otis Cable and Vera Sheldon, singers, were accompanied by Mrs. Roy Prather. pallbearers, all grandsons were, Randy Weaver, Jerry Nicholson, Johnny Weaver, Mike DeShazo, Melvin Weaver, and Douglas Weaver.. Burial was in the North Cedar Cemetery with Miles Mortuary in charge of arrangements. He was a very stubborn old gentleman by the time I knew him. He use to slide down the creek bank and go fishing till the end, also he drove to town everyday long after his eye sight was so bad he couldn't even recognize people. He also drank a case of pepsi a week. He loved new inventions and invested in alot of kitchen gadgets. His eye sight was bad due to an accident when he was younger.

[NI006496] Mrs. Abigail Weaver, formely of Dexter, who has resided at the Highland Manor since Nov. 8 died there at 5 am. Dec. 30, 1972. She was born August 12, 1890 at Hooser, Kansas, the daughter of Thomas and Loretta Rush was married to William Riley Weaver Nov. 14, 1906, in Winfield. He preceded her in death on Oct. 31, 1971. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include four sons, Kenneth, Dexter; Claude, Arkansas City; Billy, Cambridge; and Curtis, Wichita; one daughter Mrs. Jess V.(Gayle) Wilkinson of Tulsa, Oklahoma; 17 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren and two sister, Mrs. Minnie Shafer and Mrs. Rozell Bennett, both of Dexter. Funeral services were conducted at 2 pm. Tuesday at the Miles Funeral Home in Cedar Vale by the Rev. Bob Herschberg and Clifford Barnes. Mrs. Otis Cable and Mrs. Vera Sheldan sang "In the Garden" and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" accompanied by Mrs. Pauline Prather, organist. Pallbearers were he grandsons. Burial was in North Cedar Cemetery with Miles Mortuary in charge of the arrangements.

[NI006504] Funeral services were held on the afternoon of June 20 from the Dexter Christian Church for Mrs. Lieuretta Rush, who died on June 18 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Russell Bennett. Harley Estes of Arkansas City was in charge of the service. A quartet, William F. Walker; Osa Mae Walker, C.L.Wilkenson and Anna Elin Barker of Arkansas City, sang "Higher Ground," "Old Rugged Cross" and "Sweet Bye and Bye." Mrs. Carl Crow accompanied by Mrs. Jim Day sang " Farther Along." Pallbearers were Mrs. Rush's grandsons, Roy Shafer, George Martin, Billie Weaver, Burrell Nicholson, Paul Nellis, and Elmer McClure. Interment was made in the Zimmerman cemetery (North Cedar) of Cedarvale. Mrs. Rush was born December 11, 1849, near Gamaliel, Ky., and came to Kansas in a covered wagon with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Moore in 1876: After more than six weeks of travel the settled near Cedarvale. On Nov. 10, 1877, she was married to Thomas Rush in Cedarvale. They were parents of six children, four of whom are living Mrs. Rozell Bennett, Mrs. Abbie Weaver and Mrs. Minnie Shafer of Dexter and Ben Rush of Eureka. She also leaves 35 grandchildren and sister Mrs. Bennett Cable. Mrs. Rush was a member of the Church of Christ, joining the church at an early age. She was the only living charter member of the Church of Christ in Cedarvale and was also one of the two remaining Civil War widows in the Dexter community. She had lived to see four wars and was proud of her grandsons now in service. Following the death of her husband in 1905 Mrs. Rush had lived in the homes of her children. She had been with the Bennett family for 25 years.

[NI006524] d. at his home in Burden, Sun morn Mar 29 1908 Mr. Henry Quier, b. Nov 12 1815, Somerset Co. PA. Age 93 yrs, 7 mos, 17 dys. To this union 10 chldn were b. of which 4 boys & 3 girls survive him beside wife. Mr. Quier enlisted during the civil war in 1861 in 118th, IL Reg & came home wounded, after recovering from same, he re-enlisted & served until close of war. He came to KS in the early dys & shared the hardships of pioneer life in this western country. Some 25 yrs ago he was ordained a deacon in Bapt. ch. at Prairie Home Schoolhouse, & some yrs after resigned from the deaconship but was always an active memb. of ch., never wavering in his loyalty to his ch., was noted on his firm faith in his God, dealing with all men as becometh one professing Godliness! He took great delight in the serv. of the Lord & always found in his place in the Lord's house, & talked much of the things of the Master's kingdom, & d. triumphant in the faith. The bereaved wife & chldn have the sympathy of the entire community. Some day, but when I cannot tell, To toil & tears I'll bid farewell! For I shall with the angels dwell, Someday, some blessed day! (Burden Times, Apr 2 1908) He had several illnesses Grip, Cholera Morbus, lost 1 eye, & was losing sight on the other (Optical Diesease) He was a Bapt. & memb. of Prairie Home School.
We understand that Henry Quier (Black hair, hazel eyes) started to the State with a wagon load of game to sell, & was to go back for Levi & the other boys & more game, but the soldiers mistook the old man for a Boomer & kept him 5 days, while they were rounding up more Boomers, & game was all spoiled when they got to the state. (The Burden Enterprise, Dec 3 1885) Henry Quier, 8 mi.s south had 14 bails of hay burnt. (The Burden Enterprise, Dec 10 1885)

[NI006525] Carried a German Bible around. Spoke alot of german. She smoked a clay pipe, used Hillside Tobacco. At 95 she seen her first picture show, picked cotton, and her first electric lights. She was a little woman. She lived with Aunt Laura and Uncle Andrew in Burden after leaving their farm 8 miles south of town. One of Cowley County's Early Settlers passes away. Mrs. Lydia Quier, an old resident of Burden and one of the earliest settlers of Cowley County, died Monday evening at the home of her son, A.J. Quier, with whom she has made her home since the death of her husband five years ago, at the age of 93 years. Mrs. Quier was 93 years of age. She is a civil war widow, her husband enlisted twice, and her oldest son, Levi Quier, is also a civil war veteran. While the husband and oldest son were away in the war she cared for the family of little ones, and suffered many privations. Mrs. Quier was a loving mother, kindhearted to everyone with whom she met and was admired for her many good qualities. The family has many friends here who will regret to hear the news of her death. Winfield Daily Courier Feb. 3, 1914 Mrs. Lydia Quier, commonly known as Grandma Quier died last Monday. Feb. 2, 1914 at about 5 o'clock, p.m.. Mrs. Quier, although quite old and feeble had not been unusally low and had even been doing simple duties about the house even on the day of her death. The end came quite suddenly and the spirit had taken its flight before medical aid could be summoned. The cause of death was old age more than any particular disease. Mrs. Quier would have been 93 years old if she had lived till next April. Lydia Sipes was born in Pennsyvania April 3, 1821 and died at Burden, Kansas Feb. 3, 1914 at her home in the south part of town. Her husband Henry Quier, preceded her to the next world, having died about 5 years ago at the age of 93 years. She is survived by several children and grand-children. Two sons, Levi and Andrew, live here. Mrs. Quier has lived here for many years, she and her husband having came here in the early day and homesteaded land when this country was almost a wilderness. For the past 15 years she has lived in Burden. She was always a kindly person loved and honored by all. The funeral was held at the Baptist church in Burden, Wednesday at 10 o'clock a.m. and the remains were laid to rest in the Burden Cemetery. The many friends of the bereaved ones extend their deep sympathy in the hour sadness. Burden Times, February 5, 1914

[NI006570] Owned the farm owned later in the 1960s by Ivan Ott.

[NI006571] Attended school at Fairview. Attended EUB serv.s at Center Point & Frog Hollow School. Went to Tisdale Meth. Church. Left Cowley Co. in 1913 to go to CO. Left Rocky Ford, CO in covered wagon to return to Cowley Co. in 1915. Lived over 80 yrs in Cowley Co. at death.

[NI006572] Lived in Newkirk OK Neighbor to Henry Rouch

[NI006592] George Williams died at the home of his grandaughter, Mrs. Ed Bates of Bartlesville, Okla., on Aug 15, 1914. Another grandaughter, Hoyt, daughter Mrs. Whittenburg of Arkansas City, and another daughter, Mrs James Walker.

[NI006668] Was heavy set, rheumatism in his knees, and wore soft houseshoes. Short and stocky with gout. 1869--CAME TO NEOSHO COUNTY, KANSAS. 1870--CAME TO COWLEY COUNTY. MAN OF FIRM CONFICTIONS-REPUBLICAN. QUITE A CHARACTER. METHODISTS CHURCH BURDEN, KANSAS.

[NI006669] Mr. William Quier is preparing to start for Oklahoma this week where they will make their future home. (The Burden Enterprise 2-27-1890) Mr. William Quier of Crescent City, Okla. Territory, who has been in the city for the past three or four days started for his home Monday. He came up for the seed oats and corn. (Burden Enterprise 2-26-1891)

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Ran the Cherokee Strip Run but came a day early to stake his claim so he is known as a "Sooner". He took the claim that Billy Quier was going for. His land was soon took over by the town of Crescent. He couldn't stand the people so he moved to Oregon.

Ran the Cherokee Strip Run but came a day early to stake his claim so he is known as a "Sooner". He took the claim that Billy Quier was going for. His land was soon took over by the town of Crescent. He couldn't stand the people so he moved to Oregon.

[NI006675] Charles Henry Quier, 72, native Cowley Countian and Winfield attorney, died Thursday at 12:58 p.m. at Newton Memorial Hospital. He had been seriously ill since being admitted to the hospital on Nov. 1. Funeral services will be Saturday at 2:30 at the Swisher Mortuary. The Rev. Arlon O. Ebright will offficate, assisted by Mrs. Quier's nephew, the Rev. Norman R. Stacey, pastor of the Lincoln Terrace Christian Church, Oklahoma City. Mr. Quier was born at Burden Aug. 20, 1877, the son of Levi and Florence Quier, Pioneers of Cowley County. He attended the Burden schools and after graduating from high school entered the school of law at Kansas University, graduating in 1902. He had lived and practiced law at Cowley county all his life. On Oct. 18, 1905 he was married to Maude I. Scott who survives at the family home, 1502 Loomis. Quier besides his general practice served two years assistant county attorney, three terms and part of a fourth as county attorney, and was a candidate for the nomination as attorney general of Kansas. He was a member of the First Methodist Church, Kansas Bar Assn. and a charter member of the Winfield Country Club.

[NI006681] Mrs. William Quier died at her home northwest of this city Wednesday July 30, 1884. She leaves a husband and several children. Mrs. H.B. Quier, aged 29 years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs C.W. Saunders of this city, died last thrusday at her home in Tisdale township. She had been ill about a week with typhoid fever and had railed sufficiently to be around when a relapse came in a congestive chill and took her off in a few hours. She was a Baptist and highly respected in her neighborhood. She left a sorrowing husband and five children.

[NI006682] Jonathan Moore of Rock Creek, died Sunday night of pneumonia. He was taken sick Tuesday and having advanced to the ripe old age of 73 years he did not last long in the clutches of that dread disease. Mr. Moore was a highly respected citizen and a worthy member of the Christian Church. Part of the Underground Railroad, he keep a low profile and maybe the reason some of the relatives never married. He was considered poor white trash back in Kentucky.

[NI006683] Mrs Bennett Cable, mother of a large family, recalled her experiences as a girl of four years when her family settled on a claim in Lookout Valley. Her father set the top of the covered wagon out in the middle of a wide expanse of prairie where her mother remained with the small children while her father and older boys drove the wagon back to Independence, Kansas, for a winter's supply of groceries. They pioneered the survival tests that day. It was late in the autumn, the weather disagreeable, and surrounding country full of Indians and howling coyotes. The homesteaders had come through Independence not knowing that it was the last trading post near the new area for settlement.

[NI006691] Benjamin Franklin Weaver 83, Cedar Vale resident, died today at 4:45 a.m. at Hays Hospital in Cedar Vale followin a short illness. Born Dec. 16, 1883 in Crawford County, Kansas he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Riley Weaver. On Jan. 1, 1903 he was married to Myrtle M. Serviss and she died in 1960. In 1961 he was married to the present Belle Victoria Weaver. He was a retired farmer. Survivors are his widow; two sons, Roy B. of Bartlesville, Oklahoma
and Earl of Conway, Mo.; and two daughters, Mrs. Fred (Eula) Montgomery, Cedar Vale; Mrs. Nelson (Velma) Batdorf, Elgin, Kansas; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife and a son.
Services will be held Friday at 10:00 at Miles Funeral Home Chapel in Cedar Vale with the Rev. Otis Bussart officiating. Interment will be in the Maple City Cemetery.

[NI006698] Burial services for Mrs. Louis Weaver of Grainola, Oklahoma, were held at the grave in Maple City cemetery Wednesday afternoon. The funeral service was held from the Grainola Methodist Church at 2:00. Mrs. Weaver was a resident of the Otto Community about 30 years ago.

[NI006702] Funeral services for Mrs. Ben Weaver, who died Monday at Sedan hospital after a stroke, were held Sunday at the Methodist Church with Rev. Harvey Houchin, officiating. Mrs. Kenneth Call sang, with Mrs. Roy Prather accompanying. Interment was in Maple City Cemetery.

[NI006718] a soldier with the Hesse-Kassel Grenadiers, & it was in Jun 1778 that he deserted from his troops.
Peter Sipe was a native of Germany. Abt 1783 he settled in what is now Summit Twp. He followed farming throughout his life, d Turkey-Foot Twp. The chldn resulting with m to Barbara Troyer were Christian Peter, Jacob, Andrew, Catharine, Maria, Martha & Fannie, in addition to Michael. (Source: The History of Bedford, Somerset, & Fulton Co.s, 1884, Waterman, Watkins & Co.)

[NI006723] Michael Sipe, s/o Peter, b on the site of Meyersdale 1795. Michael was a carpenter by trade, but he also engaged in farming. He located in Somerset Twp in 1816. From 1843 to 1852 he was engaged in merchandising. He m Susannah Betz, who, b 1796, is still living (in 1884). Their chldn were Lavina (Kring), Henry, Christian, Michael, Moses, John A., Lydia, Peter, Susan, Mary A., Diana (Mason) & Harriet. (Source: The History of Bedford, Somerset, & Fulton Co.s, 1884, Waterman, Watkins & Co.)
1850 Census Somerset Twp., Somerset Co., PA 26 Aug J. J. Schell
40 180 188 Sipe Michael 55 M Merchant 1,000 PA
Sipe Susanna 54 F PA
Sipe Christine 13 F PA
Sipe Harriet 11 F W PA
1870 Census Somerset Twp, Somerset Co, PA 1 Aug Christian Streng
19 509 503 Sipe Michael 75 M W Gentle Man 5,000 10,000 PA
Sipe Susanna 74 F W Keeping house PA

[NI006731] John Gary served in Captain John Lyle's Company, the 6th Company, 2nd Battalion of the Northampton County Militia in 1782

[NI006735] Christian made his home for a time at Sugar Loaf west of Port Eve, Ontario. He was at Long Point in 1789 (Conc. 1, lot 21) Walsingham Twp. Morfolk Co., Ontario, Canada. He petitioned for land in Vaughan dated Mar. 25, 1809. Christian was a Mennonite and a minister of the Mennonite Church in Edgeley. He was unordained. (The church today is part of an exhibit in Black Creek Pioneer Village near Toronto, Ontario). At the time Christian and his family lived in Brothers Valley, the area was called Bedford Co. and later became a part of Somerset Co., Pennsylvania. It is possible that Christian immigrated in 1788 to assess the land and erect a cabin. When he came back to the States he found the new baby, and his wife died within the year (1789). He is credited with bringing 35 pioneers from Pennsylvania to settle in Canada. Signatures in petition for land in possession of Marlene J. Grant, 81 Hansen Road North, Unit 49, Brampton, Ontario, L6V 3C7, Canada. In 1784, he owns one dwelling house with 3 whites (Christian, Barbara and a child ?Magdalena.)

[NI006736] After Christian's death, Magdalena lived with the youngest dau. Anna and her husband John Borntreger. The names of the children and their birth and death dates (excluding that of David) is taken from the family register in Bishop Yoder's (the father) own handwriting in the possession of Noah M. Bontrager of Middlebury, IN. (great grandson of Anna & John Borntreger); a copy of which in on file in the archives of the Mennonite Church at Goshen College, Goshen, IN. There is a discrepancy in the birthdate and deathdate of Magdalena (Madlena in some records) in that the Reuben Yoder Family Publication lists her birthdate
as Oct. 20, 1760 and deathdate as Aug. 3, 1843. Apparently the birthdate listed as Oct. 20, 1760 was in her "husband's own hand".

[NI006909] Thomas Hart (1686-?) of Warminister, Bucks Co., PA, settled Elk Branch on the Opequon River near Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., WV, in 1731. In 1735 he purchased two tracts of land there from Josh Hite. He later sold part of 1 to John Miles, of Bucks Co., PA. In 1754 he left Berkeley Co. Thomas m Ester Myles abt 1713 & perhaps Mary Combs in 1722. & then to perhaps Orange Co., NC, in 1754. He may have had 4 sons, Thomas, James, Peter, & Samuel, who were among the early settlers of Wrightsborogh, GA.

[NI006965] John Wesley Lower Son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Lower, was born 1-13-1863 at Wabash, Indiana. He died 9-1-1932 at 6:00 am. at the home of his daughter Mrs. Ray Bell, where he had made his home for the past five years. He was 69 Years, 7 months and 18 days old. On May 18, 1885 Mr. Lower was married to Alice Williams at Oak Valley, who died 8-13-1927, To this union were born seven children, all of whom survive except one who died in infancy. Those surviving are Mrs. Ray Bell, Burden, Charles Lower, Cambridge, Mrs. Henry Quier, Compton, California, Mrs. Ernest Spencer, Cambridge, Carl Lower, Latham, Mrs. Ben Booher, Dexter, one brother Alonzo Lower, Thayer, two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Lopman, Cambridge, Mrs. Rose Hogan, Pawhuska, Okla., 19 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. All his children were at his death except Mrs. Henry Quier. Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church Saturday afternoon at 2:30 pm. They were conducted by Rev. J.D. Watkins, Rev. L.O. Smith, Singers were Rev. J.D. Watkins, Rev. L.O. Smith, Mrs. E.E. Brooks, Mrs. Will Headley, who sang "My father Knows," "Old Rugged Cross," and "We'll Never Grow Old." Interment made in Burden Cemetery. Pall bearers, Chas Meeks, Omer Shivley, Louis Bolack, Deo Branson, Amazy Mackey, and Ernest Parsons.

[NI006966] Alice use to play the organ and sing church songs. Died August 13, 1927, had a stroke on left side standing at front room door outside when fell.



[NI007206] Went to Rockford CO & came back by covered wagon (see Annie Brooks) Clemence & Howard said it took 30 days to walk home from Rocky Ford. Rufus & Laban left the Emporia area & went to OK territory in OK Land Rush, but didn't get any land. Came across a man from Ark City who had 160 acres that was willing to trade it to them if they would cut wood & haul it back to Ark City for him. Rufus & Laban did that for 2 yrs, after which Rufus settled the homestead & Laban returned to the Winfield area. He was ran over by a team of horses about 1920. Late in life went to AZ due to asthma. Cause of Death: Diabetes




[NI007515] Was neighbors to Jesse and Frank James and their parents. When the James boys was small they were nice neighbors. After the boys grew up something went wrong that caused the boys, Frank and Jesse to rob the rich people and give to the poor. Mary felt sorry for them at the start, then they got worse and to late for help. So sad. By Bessie Faye Booher.

[NI007521] Mrs. Williams who has been suffering from blood poison for several months died at the residents of her son-in-law, Mr. Walker, Fri. night and was buried in the Burden Cem. Sat. (SW-April 29, 1892) Mrs. George Williams age 47 has her leg amputed just above the ankle joint, Dec. 21, 1891.

[NI007614] William and Jane moved to Missouri before 1840 and can be found on the census for that year, in Pulaski County, Missouri, which was later divided into Wright and Webster County. During the 1850's William's brothers, Eli, John, and Soloman moved to Missouri near William. William enlisted in the Civil War (UNION). Jane was left to care for the family and farm. At this time, the raiders were coming into Missouri, burning, looting, and destroying all they came to and just taking all livestock they found. Jane, in order to save something out of it, sold all their livestock. She put the gold coins into an iron pot and buried it, not telling anyone where the money was at. One night she suddenly became sick and died, nobody knew where the money was hidden. The gold coins were never found.

[NI007616] John went into the civil war about the time his daughter Julia was born. The war fever was very hot in Missouri and people were threatened with their life if they did not serve, so Alvin joined the Union forces. He did not return, but like many others, he contracted measles and did not survive them. He died at Camp Lake Springs, Missouri and is buried in Rollo, Missouri. He had been promoted to Corporal but in November 1862, was reduced in ranks for "disobedience". He made sergent before his death. Julia received $1,391.47 as heir of Alvin in July 1877.

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Somolman Weaver was deacon at the Prospect Baptist Church in Wright County. He certainly kept the members in line or withdrew their membership if the didn't tow the line. He caused his own brother (Eli) to be kicked out for "frolicking and dancing". He refused letters of commendations to members if they moved on a Sunday. Our own William and Jane never seemed to have gone to that church, as their names do not show up on the books. Maybe they were kicked out before the records were kept??

Prospect Baptist was organized in 1844. It was little log cabin with split logs to be used or seats, no backs. A fireplace for heat and a hole cut to one wall for light and ventilation. The women all wore sun bonnets to church and sat on one side of the church and the men sat on the other side. A bucket of water was kept setting on the pulpit for anybody needing a drink. There were surely some parched throats by the time the 1 1/2 hour serman was over, rather than go up front and drink out of the only gourd, which was kept by the preacher. The building was also used for a school house. In 1857 a frame building was built to replace the log cabin.

He entered the 6th Provincial Regiment on June 1, 1863 and was relieved of duty on March 13, 1864, ranking as Corporal.

[NI007637] PA 1910 Census Miracode Index
Henry Karge State: PA Enumeration District: 0137 Color: W Age: 51 Birth Place: PA Visit: 0014 Co.: Sullivan Relation: Husband ImageNum: 02520470 Other Residents:
Wife Alta 37, MO
Son Raymond 12, PA
Dau. Louise 09, PA
Son Perry 05, PA

[NI007964] General Affidavit , State of Kentucky, County of Monroe In the matter of the Pension Claim of Abigail Moore ref to Daniel Moore G "9" Ky Inf. Personally came before me a notary public in and for aforesaid county and state, A.W.Potter aged 53 years a citizen of Dist No 8 Monroe Co. Ky. whose Post Office address is Gamabiel. James Crawford aged 77 years visitor near Gamabiel Co. Ky. persons of lawful age, who, being duly sworn, declare in relation to the afore said case as follows: That I was personnally and intimately acquainted with Jonathan Moore and his family from the year 1863 up to Sept. 1876 and I further declare that said Jonathan Moore was seriously afflicted with Bronchitis has a very harrassing cough said Moore also was very much afflicted with Nervous or Sick headache which afflictions frequently wholly and all the time partially disabled him for the performance of manual labour I further declare that said Jonathan Moore was disabled by reason of the above named for the the performance of manual labor at least 2/3 of I further declare that I know the above statements to be correct by living on adjoining lands with him my residence within 300 yards of his and seeing him almost daily for the time above mentioned and James Crawford states that he was well acquainted with Jonathan Moore and Abigail Moore parents of Daniel Moore(Deceased) living in the same neighborhood not more than 2 miles from them for nearly 30 years and know that Jonathan Moore was afflicted with a bad cough and spills of sick headaches and at different times complaining and down with backache disabling him for manual labor and know that Daniel Moore parents and labored for them and family all the time up to his enlistment in the service for I hired him one year and paid his parents for his labor and know that he contributed all he could do for the benefit support of the family up to his enlistment in the service in the war of 1861 and know the facts about stated by seeing them often up to the time Jonathan Moore moved from our county and about the 5th day of september 1876. Signature A.W. Potter and James Crawford
That I have been well and personnally acquainted with Abigail Moore and that of Daniel Moore of G "9" K Ky Infantry volunteer for many years. about 1845 living in the same section of the country and have until they moved from our country to the state of Kansas in 1874 and for the that said Daniel Moore was news Daniel and left neither widow no child or children suriving him and I know that he did all he could do for the support of his parents and the family each year up to his enlistment in the war, know that his father was debilerated and not able to do but little labor to the support and his mother, Abigail Moore did work for me in spinning and weaving for me and in any work she could do for which I paid her in provisions for she supported many each year until they moved away from here to another state and they had no resources income only what those would send home to them and in 1860 his labor was all they had for support and have none at by yet they now out we assistance of neighbors. Signature Nancy Hayes
That I have been well and personally acquainted with Abigail Moore the claimant and her family for many years before the war of 1861. I living in the same section of the country and in the same neighborhood a lote of the time and know that her son Daniel Moore was never married there fore he left no widow, child or children if he had been married the fact would have been known to me from the often seeing each other and know that Daniel Moore did about and do all he could for the support of the family up to his enlistment in the service of the US and from the family records, said Daniel Moore was borne on about the 3rd day of January 1841and livid with his parents till the war of 1861and for the big brother Abigail Moore labored hard and spun and weaved cloth for me and I paid her in provisions for the support of them and 1863 they had no one came on to support them these labour and on until they moved from this country on or about the 1874 they went to the state of Kansas. Signature Jane Crawford, Gamabiel, Ky July 1, 1887 Commisoners of Penisions; Sir in regard to AW Potter Jas Crawford and Thomas Jinkins & Christopher Hayes are all men in good standing for truth and variaty in the country as to Daniel Moore I know of him sending money home twice after he joined the army and old man Moore was always afflicted ever since I know him in 1860 till he left this country in 1877 I think was the time he left here as ever . Signature Harlem Hayes

[NI007966] President of the Bank of Horton. He had served in the Kansas Legislature and was the Federal Agent to Indian tribes in Kansas.

[NI008074] Daniel was born in 1753 at a small village named Roehenfurth, Hesse, West Germany. When he was 21 years old he was recruited into the German Army. On March 3, 1776 they were told they were going to America to fight. They received ammunition, sixty bullets each, sharpening stones, a kettle, bottles, axes, hoes, shovels, knapsacks, Linen bread containers, and other implements. On March 4 they marched to Cassel and after inspection by the Serene Highness, they marched out of the city and began the march to the port of Bremerlehe on the North Sea. They set sail May 10, 1776 and arrived at Staten Island on August 14, 1776. They marched through the Bronx in late October with the First Hessian Division, and the 27th they received the first taste of battle as they waded across the Bronx River. After a period of skirmishing and maneuvering around New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Daniel and 54 of his company were captured at Trenton, New Jersey. Others were captured later. Some 800 Hessian soldiers began a march January 2, 1777 to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where they were housed in a prisoner stockade. Many of the men were permitted to go among the farmers and business men to work, Daniel was a linen weaver so he found plenty of work. There was much encouragement to these German soldiers to desert to the American side. In 1778 Daniel was exchanged for American prisoners. Two German Reginments sailed to Savannah, Georgia where they captured the city on December 27, 1778. The main body of this army were encamped nearby most of the winter. The next April, Daniel deserted, with weapons and full pack, alone while the guard was on duty nearby. Family tradition says that Daniel fought for the American side and he may have but records to verify it have not been found. He is next found in Virginia where he bought land, married and raised 10 children. He apparently followed his trade in this country as his inventory at his death listed four spinning wheels, some looms, and other tools of that trade.

[NI008156] He had been the proprietor of the telephone co. in Horton, Kansas but then became the superintendent of a gold mine in Liberal, Colorado.

[NI008163] Adine County Colubia January the 18th 1862 It is with pleasure that I take my seat to write you a few lines to let you know the condition that I am in I am well I was taken with a sever cold about 5 days ago and felt the effect of the measles very strong but I am now better I was no danger I drawed money the last of Nov and I didn't get the chance to send it to you and left dicksson was in apis for money and I lone him dollars received five and and would sent it by C Ylayes but he went out of camp and dyed he would come back and didn't I think that we will dnow about the 25th of this month the inspector general was here yesterday and the pay rolls is maid out and sobount. I would love see you all I want you to write how you are geting along without fail and write how much you have cleanes Mother I want you to send me a pair of socks if you can gives that I can work my cloaths as good as any body. Daniel Moore Father I want you to let me know how your stuff will hold out you said that you lacked corn my advice is if you can get corn to buy this fall when it is cheap. As soon as I can I will send you a few dollars we signed the rolls yesterday we should be paid tommorrow I grief. I cant tell how much I can send, more when But as soon as possible So I shall say momone at the present. Daniel Moore

[NI008190] 1850 Census Somerset Twp., Somerset Co., PA 14 Oct J. J. Schell
18 356 367 Smooker John 46 M Farmer 2,500 PA
Smooker Rachel 47 F PA
Smooker Harriet 23 F PA
Smooker Gideon F. 16 M Farmer PA
Smooker Jonathan J. 14 M PA
Smooker Samuel H. 11 M PA

[NI008198] In 1747, Israel, the oldest son of Squire & Sarah Morgan Boone, married "out" and was disowned by the Exeter (PA) Meeting. Though the Meeting sent a delegation that included his own brother James to speak to him about "countenancing his son's disorderly marriage, "Squire refused to humble himself again. He insisted that there was nothing wrong with the girl other than that she was a "worldling" and he said that his children must marry as they pleased. Half a century before his father had dissented from the Church of England; now Squire Boone braced himself to reject the dissenters." Israel Boone died of tuberculosis at age 30 years old two months (June 20, 1756) before his brother Daniel Boone and Rebbeca Bryan were married in North Carolina . Israel's wife had died of the same illness some time before Israel. My 4th. great-grand mother Elizabeth Boone along with her two brothers (Jonathan & Jesse) and sister (Sarah "Sallie") grew up in Daniel and Rebecca's home more as their children than neieces and nephews. I August ot 1755 Sarah Morgan (Israel's mother) appeared with Israel at the Moravian colony, twenty-five miles northeast of the Yadkin at Salem, appealing for treatment for Israel's consumption from the resident doctor. There Israel remained, hospitalized for several weeks, and when he left, the record noted that there was "small hope of his recovery." Some of Isreal's children continued to live with Rebecca and Dainel in North Carolina until the family left Kentucky in 1773. Great-grand mother Elizabeth was married to John Power in 1770 at the age of seventeen or eighteen years old.

[NI008200] 1850 Federal Census Summit Twp., Somerset Co., PA Enumerated on the 12 Oct 1850 by John H. Smith
23 116 117 Yoder Solomon 46 M Farmer 3,000 PA
24 116 117 Yoder Mary 23 F PA
25 116 117 Yoder Matilda 11 F PA
26 116 117 Yoder John 9 M PA

[NI008299] A school teacher, she moved from Tisdale to Phoenix with her father & a bro., Howard, in 1923.

[NI008300] JAMES HOWARD MOON, 93, lifelong Winfield area farmer & rancher, passed away Wed. eve, Dec. 31, 1997 at Via Christi/St. Francis Med Center in Wichita. b June 22, 1904 in Winfield. he was one of 5 children b to Laban Elihu and Annie Brooks Moon. Reared in the Tisdale area, he received his ed. in the Frog Hollow Rural school, & began farming as a youth. He & his bro, Harold, also owned & operated Moon Brothers Trucking for a number of yrs. On June 11, 1944, he was m to Nancy Jane Swartz at Tisdale Meth. Church, & the couple lived & worked on their farm throughout their marriage. She preceded him in death on May 20, 1973. An active supporter of Tisdale com. affairs, Mr. Moon served the Tisdale com. as a sponsor & an active member of the Frog Hollow School Board. On July 9, 1977, he was m to Ruth Spore at Ponca City, OK, & the couple have lived & worked on the family farm since marriage. A member of Tisdale United Meth Church, his interests included his children & grandchildren, farming, & driving trucks. His family includes: His Wife: Ruth, of the home; His Sons: George Moon of Excelsior Springs, MO; Roger Moon of Winfield, KS; & Laban Moon of Independence, KS; His Step-dau.: Anna Mae Wiesenburger of Mesa, AZ; and 6 Grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant dau., by 2 bros: Paul Moon arid Harold W. Moon, & by 2 sis: Myra Moon & Clemance Greenler. d as a result of complications from a cervical spine injury suffered in a car accident on Wed 24 Dec.

[NI008301] Left Cowley Co, KS for CO in 1913. Returned to Cowley CO KS via covered wagon in 1915.


[NI008361] Lived in Phoenix AZ until moving to farm 1 mile south of Tisdale Meth. Church in 1945. Moved to 1303 E. 8th, Winfield in 1961.

[NI008374] Great(x4)grandfather built first catholic church (log) in Noble Co, OH

[NI008376] Served with the Army in Korea, stationed at Ft.Riley Killed in a car/train accident at the Hackney grade crossing while driving an empty gasoline delivery truck. He was employed by the Rupp Oil Company west of Winfield.

[NI008385] 24 Mar 98 Obit in Winfield (KS) Daily Courier: Mary L. (Tilton) Moon, 88, longtime resident of Walnut Hill Nursing Center in Winfield, d March 21, 1998, at Walnut Hill. Burial will be in Highland Cem. Moon was b Feb. 14, 1910, in Carthage, IL, to Casper E. and Mary Ellen (Hughes) Tilton. After the family moved to KS when Mary was a young child, she was raised & educated in Winfield. She graduated from Winfield High School in 1928. In 1933 she m Paul L. Moon, and they resided in Winfield throughout their marriage. He preceded her in death. Moon had been employed at Woolworth's. She resided at Heritage House in Winfield and Medicalodge North in Ark City before moving to Walnut Hill. Moon was affiliated with the First United Meth Church. Survivors include a bro, Harold Tilton, Winfield; & her friend and guardian, Maxine Collins, Winfield. She was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Gene Cole, and a dau., Marlene Ruth Neal.

[NI008518] John and Mary Chenoweth migrated from Cornwall England to USA sometime between the birth of Hannah in 1713 and Arthur in 1716. The Mary Padden records question whether Mary Calvert is the daugther of Charles Clavert, but this has been confirmed by the LDS Records which show her mother to be Mary Banks, one of Charles' four wives. The LDS records also show the birth of the first children in Cornwall and indicate one additional birth, unnamed. Might this have been a child who died young?

[NI008527] John Smith, Johan Schmidt, was born in Russia & came with his parents to Canada from Southern Russia, arriving in Winnipeg in 1927. He early seems to have used the Smith, rather than the Schmidt name, although it was never legally changed. The early yrs of m. saw limited employment due to the drastic cond.s of the Depression. During the war, he & his 2 bro.s, Walter & Ted, operated a small contracting co., primarily in the shingling & lathing bus. & most of the war yrs were spent shingling the many military air ports in Manitoba. The family moved to Summerland, BC, in 1945, where he worked in the orchards, eventually in 1950 being able to buy a small 5 acre orchard. He & Emily continued to live in Summerland after retirement.

[NI008544] After managing to leave Russia, the Schmidts arrived in Canada at Quebec City, June. 20, 1927. The family had been in Russia since the time of Catherine the Great, being a part of the many German families that Catherine recruited to settle and farm the vast plains of Southern Russia and the Ukraine. The area of settlement latterly was between the Black and Caspian Seas. The farms were evidently large enough that over-night housing was available on the outskirts of the area. An observation of interest came from Uncle Walter who said that on a clear evening, they could see the sun set on Mt. Ararat. from H. Troyat, Catherine The Great, Berkley Books, New York, p. 184. At the same time (1763) Catherine brought German colonists to Russia to cultivate the rich lands of the Ukraine and the Volga; she exempted them from military service, granted them ten-year, interest-free loans with which to establish themselves, freed them from all taxes for thirty years and guaranteed them their right to excercise their religion. If one assumes that Schmidts were a part of this first move into Russia, and assuming a generation every 25 years, there might have been 6 or 7 generations who lived in Russia. The Russian Revolution evidently took many years to spread effectively into this part of the country and by the mid twenties it became necessary to leave in order to escape the increasing persecution of the landed farmers. (For a detailed description of this persecution, see "Lost Fatherland" Toews, which describes the Mennonite experiences at this time.) Three of the sons and their families stayed in Russia. One of these sons and his family evidently planned to migrate the next year, but by then the borders were closed.
After moving initially to Saskatchewan, Grandpa and Grandma settled in Winnipeg, where Grampa latterly worked as the caretaker of the North End Mennonite Church. They moved to Summerland by the late 40's and lived in a small home on the Arndt farm. They are buried in the Peach Orchard Cemetery in Summerland, BC. Article in Summerland Review at the time of their Seventieth Wedding Anniversary indicated that they came to Winnipeg, Jan 17, 1927 (which does not agree with the date for landing in Canada) and moved to Summerland Oct 31, 1947. It also indicated 14 children as against the 11 in the record. In a discussion with Aunt Cary Kelowna, April 14, 1995, she indicated that she had always been told by the family that she was the 13th birth, which if correct, would mean that there were 15 births in total. As of the time of this note, June 1995, the record indicates: children 11 grand-children 28 great grand children 52 great-great-grandchildren 7

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