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Charles Valentine Fair, IV  b. June 4, 1843 DeKalb Co., IN son of Charles and Sarah Virginia Simon. Married Sarah Virginia Hiner, Alma, KS Nov. 8, 1864. Charles died at his Alma, KS homestead Feb. 27, 1920 and was buried in the Alma City Cem. Alma, KS.  Military Record Muster Card Fair, Chas V. PVT. CO. E 30 Reg't Time 3yrs Enr. Sept. 24, 1861, Ft. Wayne, Ind. by Maj. Carpenter Age 18 Eyes Dark Hair Light Height 5-7 Complexion fair Nativity DeKalb Co Ind Occ. farmer Discharged at Indpls. Sept. 29, 1864. My Great Grandfather. Kathy Welch Heidel

Gottfried Nehring my great grand father, and his brother Sebastian Nehring came here to Wabaunsee County Kansas in the 1850s and was in the Kansas Calvary.  Sebastian was killed around 1864 along with Lt. Casper Collins by the Indians at the battle of the Platte river bridge at Casper Wyoming.  He is buried there at Fort Casper, and my great grandfather died in 1887 and is buried in a small family cemetery in Mill Creek Township, Wabaunsee County Kansas.

Ron Nehring   15710 Old Hwy 13 Alta Vista, KS 66834 phone 785-499-6436 


COONEY, John  Buried in Peats Creek Cemetary, south of Palmer, KS. served in Co. E, 28th Iowa Inf.  Born Apr 23, 1826 in Huntingdon Co., PA died Aug 16, 1904 in Palmer, KS.  Married twice, 1st to Mary ROBERTSON Oct 12, 1852, 2nd to Susan Matilda HILEMAN 1870. Janice Mailen, gg granddaughter
Daniel SILER  Blocker Cemetery,  Washington County, Morrowville , KansasThe headstone is a white sandstone obelisk, it is engraved with Daniel SILER SEPT 29, 1890 AGED 71 YR 4 M 27 DY.Lying flat on the ground next to the obelisk is a bronze  plaque in a concrete base, with the following inscription ,Daniel SILER PVT CO "D" 30 RGT ILL VOLS CIVIL WAR. Born MAY 2, 1819 Died SEPT 29, 1890. Between these two markers is a bronz GAR medallion on a 6" stake. Daniel SILERs  son, Phillip, fought side by side with his father, in the same unit.Phillip is buried beside his wife Anna in the Miller West cemetary,Duenaweg, Mo. His passing occurred 16 May 1912, Janice Baity Patterson, g- g-g- grand  and g-g-g-g-granddaugther of Daniel and Phillip .I will be happy to share the  family information.  Donald Patterson II
Samuel Corydon RUST   BIRTH: 6 May 1837, Coolspring, PA DEATH: 30 Jun 1916, Washington, KS He was the son of John and Ann Rust. He served as a private in Company K of the 63rd Pennsylvania Volunteers during the Civil War. He enlisted August 10, 1861 and was discharged on disability from Ft. Monroe, VA on March 17, 1863. He contracted typhoid fever and had been hospitalized six months before his discharge. After the War, they took up homesteading in
Kansas. He & his wife, the former Eliza Nims, moved from Pennsylvania to Kansas in November 1871. John Myers

Washington City Cem, Washington, KS (Washington County) 

Mathias Whetstine, born 4 March 1813 in Ohio.  Served in Company I, 13th Iowa Infantry.  Died 26 August 1895 at Linn, KS.  Funeral services were handled by the GAR.  There is no military marking on his stone and no GAR pin by it.   

Enoch G. Whetstine, (Doctor), son of Mathias Whetstine and Emelia Lee, served in the same unit as his father.  Born 7 Dec 1839 in Martinsville, Morgan, IN.  Died 10 August 1902, Washington, Washington, KS.  Buried near father and mother with a military stone.  Lori Halfhide   halfhide@nckcn.com


James Rhodus Brown, He is buried in the Altoona cemetery Pvt. 4th Arkansas Calvary Company B
Jack Stark  Grandson
Jesse Moses BUMGARDNER,  buried at Maple Grove Cemetery, near old town of Roper, KS, Wilson County, KS. born Sept.24, 1839 Summit Co., OH  , enlisted in Company D, 129th IND Vol.INF,  died Sept. 18, 1910, His wife Sarah (Beavers) is buried beside him, large stone.  He is my  great  grandfather,  father of 5 children. I  love to share genealogy. Rob & Bonnie Martin
Joseph Albert Bentley,  Buried at Little Sandy Cemetery in Wilson Co. Ks.
b Dade Co. Mo. on 22 Nov. 1843 Enlisted from Moultrie Co. Ill. on March 1, 1865 in Co "H", 18th Ill. Inf.
Served in Arkansas and discharged 16 December 1865 at Pine Bluff, Ar.Married Lucinda Newman in
Moultrie Co, Ilinois on 17 Dec. 1863. Followed mother Elizabeth and siblings to northwest Wilson County, Ks. inearly 1870   or late 1869 where he farmed.  Died Dec. 25, 1928 Buffalo, Ks.   Bill Bentley,  
James Turner Swinney, Buried Koger Cemetery in Wilson Co. born Mercer Co. Va. (now W. Va.) 24 Aug. 1832. Married Clara C. Peters 25 Dec. 1851. Enlisted in Cap't. White G. Ryan's Co. "I", 60th Reg't. of Virginia Infantry, C.S.A.  Later promoted to Sg't. and also served as  a Capt & Major in the 34th Battalion of Virginia Cavalry and was paroled at Charleston, W.Va. by the Union Army in June 1865.  So he served both in this outfit and in the 60th Va. Infantry. He was discharged on surgeons certificate on March 1, 1862. Migrated to Wilson Co. Kans 1870-75 and was a farmer around Lafountain, Ks. in Wilson Co.  Died 13 JUne 1910 Bill Bentley,

STACY PENN, born in Clermont Co. OH, 23 November 1823. Came to KS from Pike Co. IL where he had married Mary Middleton, via Pettis Co. MO and settled first in Iola, Allen Co. KS. He enlisted 16 Jan 1862 in Captain Fletcher's Company "E" 9th Regiment Kansas Volunteer Cavalry. Was wounded in, "The Affair at Locust Grove," (present-day Mayes Co. OK) Cherokee Nation, on 3 July 1862, whilst in a cavalry charge against Confederate Indian Troops, when his horse was wounded and fell on him. He was never able to ride a
horse again, but remained in the 9th alternately as a nurse and cook until Honorably Discharged 29 January 1865 at Du Vall's Bluff, Arkansas. He removed with his family to Neodesha, Wilson KS from Iola. He and wife Mary Middleton-Penn divorced 19 June 1871 and he married a widow of London, Englander, Osmund Highley named Harriet Hazelwood Highley and cared for her and her three children; George, Alva and Martha. His son Joel and all his descendants remain in Neodesha until even today. He belonged to the Humphrey G.A.R. Post (Neodesha?) until his death on 6 March 1894. He is buried in Shelly Cemetery in Neodesha, Wilson Co. KS and has a US Veterans Administration Military Marker on his gravesite obtained by this, his great grandson, John H. Penn, M.S.W.. Relatives are invited to email Mr. John H. Penn family history detailsMatthew Washington CRAIG  b February 02, 1836 Illinois came to Wilson county Ks 1857.  Served with C, 16 Kansas Militia,  found on list of Wilson County Civil War Veteran List.  He died 1885, Coyville KS. I would like to know more about his unit. Please email  Thank you ~ Sandy Heinrich

Scott S. ETHINGTON  Served 10th Indiana Volunteers Co. B "Warrens Guards" Died 23-Nov-1905 and is buried alongside his wife, Elizabeth Jane CARTER-ETHINGTON in Neodesha Cemetery, Wilson Co, Kansas. *Has a mention in War Of The Rebellion  Washington Printing Office - 1897 Series 1-Volume LI-in two parts Page #9* Thank you very much, Marie LC

Francis W. Russell, a Civil War Veteran is buried in the Fredonia, Kansas City Cemetery. Date of Birth February 19, 1828, Date of Death April 22, 1910. My great grandfather,  Audrey Taylor Ryan mailto:a94cougar@aol.com

George W. ROGERS He is buried in the Big Sandy Cemetery served Company E, Fifth Kansas Cavalry
submitted by:Ray Thompson  , Jena, La
BEACH, Ira Company D 46th Iowa Infantry. Buried Yates Center Cemetery, Woodson Co. KS. Step-father of Daniel Cordell, Father of Clark, Ed, Doug, Angie & Lizzie Beach. Wife Sarah (Mickey)Cordell Beach.  Julie Schossow

WILEY BRITTON, Mount Hope Cemetary, Kansas City, Kansas. born 1842, was an officer in the Kansas Cavalry. He died on 14 Sep 1930 at the Old Soldiers Home in Leavenworth, Kansas.
BUTTERWICK, Henry; buried in Quindaro Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas.  He was born Braunsen, Waldeck, Germany , October 8, 1834; came to the United States in 1857.   Served in Company C, 40th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment from September 1, 1861 to October 8, 1864. Settled in Kansas about 1869 and died in Welborn, Wyandotte County, Kansas, on 2 July 1903. Submitted by:  Dick Burkard
PETER, Reinhart; buried in Quindaro Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas.  He was born in either Switzerland or Germany 13 May 1838.  Served in Company C, 40th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment from September 1, 1861to October 7, 1864.  Settled first in Minnesota and then in Kansas and died
in Friedburg, Wyandotte County, Kansas, on 14 June 1904.  Submitted by: Dick Burkard

Kathy Welch Heidel


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