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Joseph West, Missing Son

Published under Biographical,Missing Persons on 10/29/2011

William Andrew West, youngest son of William Wesley West and Eliza Wilhite, was born posthumously on 5 Mar 1849 in Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois. His parents had lived across the state line in Montgomery County, Indiana and the family was enumerated in both places when the 1850 census was taken. Life was not easy for Andy West. He was a Continue Reading »

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William Edwin Schmertz of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Published under Biographical,Immigrants on 09/05/2011

“WILLIAM E. SCHMERTZ was born in Prussia, May 24, 1826, and accompanied his father to the United States in 1832, and settled in Pittsburgh. In 1848, at the age of twenty-two, he embarked in the retail shoe business, and in 1869 he commenced manufacturing, being the first who succeeded in this particular line in Pittsburgh. About two hundred persons are Continue Reading »

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Biography of William Erwin Schmertz of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Published under Biographical,Immigrants on 09/05/2011

“William Erwin Schmertz, president Third National Bank of Pittsburg, was born in Drieburg, Westphalia, Prussia, May 24, 1826.  His father, John Christian Schmertz, was a collector of revenues for Baron von Sierstof, and his mother Caroline (von Westphalen) was descended from a Saxon to whom Charlemagne granted the province of Westphalia in 803.  In 1832, William E. came with his Continue Reading »

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John Cerny and Theresa Zahorec Family

Published under Biographical,Immigrants,Origins on 09/05/2011

Ján Čierný (John Cerny) was born on 29 Jun 1888 in Trenčianska Teplá, Trenčín, Slovakia. He died on 14 Nov 1973 at the age of 85 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois.  According to the 1920 census, He arrived in the United States in 1905 and became a naturalized citizen in 1913.  The family moved to 2511 Harvey Avenue in 1922 and Continue Reading »

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Biography of John William Wilhoit, M.D. of St. George, Kansas

Published under Biographical on 09/05/2011

John William Wilhoit, M. D. For a period of more than thirty years Doctor Wilhoit had quietly and efficiently preformed his services as a doctor at St. George and is the oldest resident physician of that town of Pottawatomie County, one of the oldest established in this part of the state. Doctor Wilhoit is a man of high standing in Continue Reading »

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Biography of James Claude Wilhoite, M.D. of Manhattan Kansas

Published under Biographical on 09/05/2011

James Claude Wilhoit, M. D. This is the name of a prominent young physician and surgeon at Manhattan, but a man who in spite of his years has attained an enviable prominence in the professional and business life of his home state. Doctor Wilhoit has those natural gifts which together with thorough training make the proficient surgeon. His work is Continue Reading »

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Biography of Richard M. Kleinhans of Michigan and Parsons, Kansas

Published under Biographical on 09/05/2011

Richard M. Kleinhans is a veteran railroad man, having been in the active service more than twenty years. He started in his native State of Michigan, worked through various grades of promotion with the Lake Shore Branch of the New York Central lines, and finally came to the Southwest in the employ of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas. He is Continue Reading »

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Obituary of Rev. Willilam Huffman

Published under Biographical,Obituaries on 09/05/2011

Rev. William Huffman was born in Butler County, Ohio, and died at his home in New Lancaster, Kansas, Sept. 16, 1900; aged 85 years, 2 months, and 16 days. In 1831 he with his father moved to Indiana, in 1845 to Illinois, thence to Iowa in 1851, and in 1857 he moved to Miami County, Kan. His home, has been Continue Reading »

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Biography of Gabriel Milton Huffman

Published under Biographical on 09/05/2011

Gabriel Milton Huffman was born February 27, 1843 in Parke County, Indiana, a son of William Rollin Huffman and Alice Davis.  He came to Kansas with his family in 1857.  Following in his father’s footsteps, Gabriel was Presiding Elder for 10 years, Member of Gen. Conference 1889, 1893, 1897. Trustee of Lane University 25 years, Pres., Board of Trustees 13 Continue Reading »

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Biography of Andrew Jackson Huffman

Published under Biographical on 09/05/2011

Andrew J. Huffman, far, Section13, Township 18, Range 24, P.O. New Lancaster. Mr. Huffman was born in Parke County, Indiana, November 2, 1836; moved to Illinois with his parents when ten years of age; eight years later to Iowa, and in the fall of 1865 to Kansas. He located on his present farm of 168 acres in 1869. He was Continue Reading »

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