Page 843, transcribed by Carolyn Ward from History of Butler County, Kansas by Vol. P. Mooney. Standard Publishing Company, Lawrence, Kan.: 1916. ill.; 894 pgs.


B. Levring, a prominent farmer and stockman of Benton township, is a native of Ohio. He was born in Knox county in 1858, and is a son of Enoch and Amanda Levring, natives of Ohio. The Levring family consists of the following children: Riley, Levring, Ohio; Judson, Chesterville, Ohio; Charles R., Fredericktown, Ohio; Dr. C. A., Ashland, Ohio; Mrs. Ella Vernon, Fredericktown, Ohio; Mrs. Maggie Wright, Alexander, Ohio; and B., the subject of this sketch.

Mr. Levring came to Kansas and located in Benton township, Butler county, in 1885. He first bought eighty acres of land, to which he moved and began improving and later bought forty acres adjoining his original purchase, and he also owns eighty acres of land in Sedgwick county. He has devoted himself to general farming and stock raising, and is one of the successful agriculturalists of Butler county.

Mr. Levring was married in 1884, to Miss Emeline Malick, a daughter of Noah and Martha Malick, of Ohio. Four children were born to this union, as follows: Mrs. Gertrude Workman, San Diego, Cal.; Allen R., lives in Sedgwick county, Kans.; Mrs. Edith Bachelder, Wichita, Kans., and Clifford O., resides in Sedgwick county. The wife, and mother of these children, died in April, 1904, and Mr. Levring married Mrs. E. A. McGehe, of Illinois, in 1908.

Mr. Levring takes an active interest in local affairs and has always been a strong advocate of good schools and served on the school board of his district for eighteen years. He is one of the substantial and well known men of this section.

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