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Biography of David Harvey Lester

David Harvey Lester. For almost a half century has David Harvey Lester been a resident of Champaign County and it has been his privilege to witness and bear a part in its remarkable development. He is a native of Indiana and was born in Switzerland County, October 18, 1848. His parents were David A. and Eliza A. (Gerard) Lester, who were the parents of eight children, the survivors being: Martha, who is the widow of Robert T. Graham, has five children and lives at Vevay, Indiana; David Harvey; Margaret, who is a resident of Saint Joseph, Champaign County; Mary, who is the wife of Eugene Abbott, a farmer in Wabash County, Indiana; Armenia, who is the wife of John More, a fruit dealer and grocer living in California; Clara, who is the wife of A. T. Clark and they live in Indiana; and John, who is an agriculturist and resides near Cromwell in Noble County, Indiana. David A. Lester and his wife were born in Switzerland County, Indiana, where he died at the early age of thirty-five years. After the death of her husband the mother of the above family remained in Indiana until 1889, when she came to Champaign County, Illinois, where she yet resides. She has reached the unusual age of ninety years and, what is more remarkable, has retained her faculties unimpaired and enjoys general good health. She is tenderly cared for and resides with her daughter Margaret, and there loves to have her descendants gather about her. David Harvey Lester is an example of the self made man. He had but few educational advantages in...

Biographical Sketch of J. E. Faidley

J. E. Faidley was born in Somerset County, Pa., October 9, 1840. Removed to Ohio, thence to Iowa, thence to Nebraska, and came to Jewell County, Kan., in October, 1870 and took a homestead adjoining the town site of Burr Oak. Purchased from Lewis and Godfrey part of the town site of Burr Oak. He is the owner of 2,000 acres of land in Jewell County and a large part of Burr Oak, and has an interest in a hardware and farm implement establishment in Burr Oak, also an interest in a large stock of merchandise, and has done a great deal toward the up-building of the young and thrifty town of Burr Oak. He is a member of the German Baptist Church. He was married in Falls City, Neb., in June 1870, to Miss Joanna Ives. They have five children – Luella, Albert, Irena, Marshall and Allen. He also owns a large interest in the town of Cambridge, Neb., in Furnas County, on the B. & M. R....

Indermuhle, Lola Belle Taylor – Obituary

Lola Belle Indermuhle, 81, of Ellensburg, died Tuesday [February 13, 1990] at Kittitas Valley Community Hospital. She was born in Beaver City, Neb., on August 1, 1908, a daughter of William and Elizabeth (Hewitt) Taylor. Her first marriage was on Oct. 2, 1927, to Ray Ellinger. She moved to Ellensburg in 1937 from Oregon. On Dec. 15, 1937, she and Lesley LaFollette were married and made their home in Kittitas. LaFollette died August 18, 1939. She and Cecil Roy Indermuhle were married March 12, 1945. They moved from Kittitas to Warden in 1952. The operated a bowling alley in Moses Lake prior to moving to Mattawa, where Indermuhle died on Oct. 19, 1982. She returned to Ellensburg and later moved to Milton to make her home near her daughter, Bonnie Rehaume. Mrs. Indermuhle has lived at Gold Leaf Care Center in Ellensburg for the past 2 ½ years. Survivors include a son, Harry LaFollette, of Peru, Ill.; a son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Mary Ellinger, of Ellensburg; two daughters and sons-in-law, Edith and Stan Laatsch, of Seattle, and Bonnie and Robert Rehaume, of Milton; 18 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; one great, great grandchild; two sisters, Sylvia Brown of Ogalala, Neb., and Maxine Hammond, of Cheyenne, Wyo.; and three brothers, Ralph Taylor, of Denver, Colo., Paul Taylor, of Cheyenne, and Merle Taylor, of Nebraska. Graveside funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Friday at the IOOF Cemetery, Ellensburg, with the Rev. Don Meekhof officiating. The family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer’s Fund, in care of Washington Health Care Center, Gold Leaf, 1050 Mountain View Ave.,...

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