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Biography of Mrs. A. C. Stich

Mrs. A. C. Stich by her inheritance of some of the best of old American stock and as head of the home over which she presided for so many years, is a Kansas woman of whom some special note should be made. Her great-grandfather William Henry Stoy was the founder of the family in America, having emigrated from Germany. He was a ministor of the Episcopal Church, and spent many years in preaching in Pennsylvania, where he died. Her paternal grandfather Heury William Stoy was born in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, in 1782 and died in West Virginia in 1858. He was one of two sons, his brother being Gustavus Stoy. Henry William Stoy was a physician and surgeon and practiced for many years at Brownsville, Pennsylvania, and in the latter part of his life in West Virginia. Mrs. Stich’s father was Capt. William Stoy, who was born in Brownsville, Pennsylvania, in 1815 and died in Waynesburg of that state in 1898. A man of great talent as a musician, he was both a teacher and composer of music. At the beginning of the Civil war in 1861 he enlisted and was at the head of a regimental band of one hundred members. He was wounded while in the service and was honorably discharged after eighteen months. He was a democrat, a member of the Masonic fraternity, and belonged to the Presbyterian Church. Captain Stoy married Margaret Biggs, who was born in Ohio in 1826 and died in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, in 1896. Her grandfather, and the greatgrandfather of Mrs. Stich, was Gen. Benjamin Biggs, who served all through the Revolutionary war,...

Biography of Gideon Penrod Marner, M. D.

Gideon Penrod Marner, M. D. This is a name known throughout the length and breadth of Marion County because of Doctor Marner’s long and active career as a physician and surgeon. Doctor. Marner had practiced at Marion for a quarter of a century and most of his experience and work in the profession had been in Kansas. He was born January 4, 1856, at Johnstown, Pennsylvania, a locality famous as the scene of one of the greatest calamities in history, the Johnstown flood of 1889. However, the Marner family had moved from Western Pennsylvania many years before. His parents, Jonathan and Elizabeth (Penrod) Marner, were both born in the same locality. His father was born October 21, 1825, and his mother on September 24, 1835. They were married in 1852. Jonathan Marner was a farmer and carpenter and in 1865 moved with his family to Iowa, where he spent most of his years as a farmer. He died at Iowa City August 14, 1909; and his wife passed away there on June 30, 1905. They were the parents of eleven children, five sons and six daughters. Magdalens, born January 21, 1854, died April 8, 1855; Gideon P.; William, who was born February 7, 1858, and is now practicing medicine at Miles, Iowa; Nancy, born October 3, 1860, died November 11, 1871; Sarah, born April 16, 1863; Isaac, born January 6, 1866, a farmer at Iowa City; Elizabeth, born November 20, 1867, wife of Hiram Goodman, a farmer at Cheney, Kansas; Jonathan, born March 22, 1870, a practicing lawyer at Denver, Colorado; Jacob, born August 29, 1872, died June 20,...

Biography of James Philip Murray

James Philip Murray. The largest institution of its kind in Kansas City, Kansas, is the Murray Baking Company. As a business it is one of the considerable assets of the community. Its product is known and appreciated by thousands of customers. The business affords employment, and on other grounds could hardly be left out of any list of leading enterprises. The business also had a human interest, since the plant is the outgrowth and product of the technical ability and the energy of one man, James P. Murray. Mr. Murray came to America some thirty-five years ago, poor in worldly goods but with a remarkable vitality and an eagerness and resolution to make something of himself. There is a heightened interest in his success because of the fact that he is a baker by accident rather than by deliberate choice. However, before taking up his experiences and activities in this country something should be said of his birth and family connections. He was born in County Tyrone, Ireland, near the Town of Dungannon, May 16, 1864, youngest of the eleven children of Philip and Margaret (Irwin) Murray. His father was both a farmer and a freighter, and in the days before railroads were built in Ireland he hauled a great amount of freight in wagons. He and his wife spent all their lives in the old country, where he died in 1871 and his wife in 1896. The privileges of education in Ireland were chiefly limited to families of means. James P. Murray did the best he could with his schooling, and after arriving at years of discretion he...

Biography of Robert N. McMillen, M. D.

Robert N. McMillen, M. D. Doctor McMillen began the practice of medicine in Kansas thirty-five years ago, and was among the first physicians in Pratt County. Much of his early practice was among the pioneer homes of that section. For seventeen years his home and offices have been at Iola, and he still carries the burden of a heavy practice at that city. Doctor McMillen represents Scotch ancestry, who came to America many years ago and were pioneers in the State of Kentucky. His grandfather Robert McMillen was a native of Kentucky, was a farmer there, and met his death as a result of accident. Isaac McMillen, the father of Doctor McMillen, was born near Lexington, Kentucky, in 1826. He grew up in that state, and was early attracted into a profession which engaged the services of many men in the early half of the last century just as railroading does today. He became a steamboat captain, piloting boats up and down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers from St. Louis to New Orleans and also from Pittsburg to St. Louis. For a number of years he had his home at Bellaire, Ohio, in Belmont County. He married there, and his death occurred at Bellaire March 23, 1857. The cause of his death was smallpox. In politics he was a democrat. Captain McMillen married Margaret J. Davis, who was born at Bellaire, Ohio, in 1836. By her marriage to Captain McMillen she had three children: Doctor McMillen; Jacob, who is a plasterer living at Preston in Pratt County, Kansas; and Charles Vincent, who died in 1857, at the age of...

Lebanon County, Pennsylvania Census Records

1790 Lebanon County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1790 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  Hosted at Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives Lebanon Town, then Dauphin County Hosted at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1800 Lebanon County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1800 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  Hosted at Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives Annville Twp, then Dauphin County Hosted at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1810 Lebanon County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1810 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  Hosted at Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives Annville Twp, then Dauphin County Hosted at Census Guide 1810 U.S. Census Guide 1820 Lebanon County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1820 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1820 Lebanon County, Pennsylvania Census Images $ Hosted at Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives Annville Twp, Lebanon Co Hosted at Census Guide 1820 U.S. Census Guide 1830 Lebanon County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1830 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1830 Lebanon County, Pennsylvania Census Images $ Hosted at Census Guide 1830 U.S. Census Guide 1840 Lebanon County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1840 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1840 Lebanon County, Pennsylvania Census Images $ Hosted at Census Guide 1840 U.S. Census Guide 1850 Lebanon County, Pennsylvania Census Records Hosted at Free 1850 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1850 Lebanon County, Pennsylvania Census Images $ 1850 Lebanon County, Pennsylvania Slave Schedule $ Hosted at Census Guide 1850...

Lebanon County, Pennsylvania Cemetery Records

Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Cemeteries hosted at Lebanon County PAGenWeb Project Felty Graves Becker Cemetery Bethel Moravian Church Cemetery Lutherische and Reformed Church Cemetery Breidenstien Cemetery Bomberger Farm Cemetery Bucher’s Cemetery Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery Dohner’s Mennonite Church Cemetery Ebenezer Cemetery Eby Cemetery Gingrich’s Mennonite Church Cemetery Gingrich Homestead Cemetery Grand View Memorial Cemetery Gravel Hill Church Cemetery Hill Lutheran Church Cemetery Holy Cross Cemetery Hostetter Cemetery Lemberger’s Cemetery Millbach Cemetery Miller Cemetery Moonshine Church Cemetery Mount Annville Cemetery Mount Hope Cemetery Mount Lebanon Cemetery Moyer Evangelical United Brethren Church Cemetery Ono Cemetery Palmyra Cemetery Saint John’s Evangelical Congregational Church Cemetery Saint Mary’s Cemetery Salem United Church of Christ Cemetery The Salem United Church of Christ Cemetery Schaefferstown Cemetery South Annville Cemetery Walmer’s Church Cemetery Wenger’s Meeting House Cemetery Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery Cemeteries hosted at Lebanon County Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives Annville United Brethern Belgrove Lutheran Cemetery, Bellgrove Campbelltown UCC/United Brethren Church Ebenezer Cemetery, Lebanon Indiantown Gap National Cemetery Jerusalem Reformed & Lutheran Church Cemetery, Annville Mt. Hope Cemetery (Partial), Myerstown Selected burials in Palmyra/Bindnales/Gravel Hill, PA as of 1897 Cemetery Photos hosted at Lebanon County Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archive Bindnagle Lutheran Church Cemetery, North Londonderry Twp. Gingerich Mennonite Churchyard, Annville Mount Annville Cemetery, Annville Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon Cemeteries hosted at Stones of Faith, Pennsylvania Germans & Gravestones Gravestone Search by Location Cemeteries hosted at On the Trail of our Ancestors Becker Cemetery Eby Plot Cemetery Grubbeland Cemetery Cemeteries hosted at North Annville Genealogy Kauffman’s...

Biography of Tobias Engle

Tobias Engle, one of the early settlers of Freeport, is a native of Lancaster, Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, where he was born May 9, 1829. He is the son of Jacob and Nancy (Myers) Engle. Jacob Jingle was born in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. In early days he ran a clover huller, later. a grist mill, and afterward took charge of his father’s farm in Lancaster county, residing there until 1851 when he removed to Stephenson county, Illinois, locating in Freeport where he remained two years. Deciding to return to Pennsylvania they started eastward but stopped in Montgomery county, Ohio, where Mr. Engle purchased a farm on which he spent the remainder of his life. His wife was a native of Lebanon county, Pennsylvania. They had eleven children, as follows : Benjamin, who died in Kansas ; Tobias; Jacob, who resides in Montgomery county, Ohio, on the old homestead; Abram, who lives on part of the old farm in Montgomery county, Ohio ; Betsy, wife of Jacob Huntzbiger, both deceased; Annie, wife of Adam Hocker, a farmer in Montgomery county, Ohio; Leah, wife of Jacob Castle, of Montgomery county, a farmer; Martha married Eli Boyer who runs a boarding house in Dayton, Ohio, and three others deceased. Tobias Engle received a limited education in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, where he worked on his father’s farm until 1851, removing at that time with the family to Freeport, Illinois. Here he embarked in the hardware business in company with John Slope, who later sold his interest to Jacob Stibgen, who in turn sold to Henry Strohm. With these three partners he remained in business...

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