Location: Cumberland County PA

Biographical Sketch of Leidhigh, J. M.

J. M. Leidhigh, of the firm of T. F. Leidigh & Co., dealers in general merchandise. They opened trade in Spear Ville in April 1878, with a stock of $1,800. They now carry an average stock of $10,000. Their store building was erected of stone in 1881 at a cost of $2,000. Size is 25×80 feet. They employ three men in the business. Mr. J. M. Leidigh is also extensively engaged in raising stock. He first came to Kansas in 1870, locating at St. Mary’s, and engaged in the lumber trade, and in 1872 moved to Hutchinson, Kan., where he engaged in the stock business until 1878. He was born in Cumberland County, Pa., December 14, 1842, and was raised and educated in that county. He followed agricultural pursuits and stock rising. He enlisted in August 1862, in Company F, One Hundred and Thirtieth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He was wounded in the battle of Antietam and discharged in 1863. He re-enlisted in 1864 in Company F, Two Hundred and Seventh Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, and was again wounded in front of Petersburg, when leading his Company. He was mustered out in June 1865. He was married in 1865 to Miss Kate A. Myers, of Cumberland County, Pa. They have four children, Dora M., Harry J., Florence L, and Emma F. He is a member of a Temperance organization...

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Waggoner, Henry – Obituary

February 28, 1895 Chronicle – Odebolt The many friends of Henry Waggoner, who lived three miles west of Odebolt, were grieved to hear of his death, which occurred about 11:45 on Sunday night. He was taken ill on the preceding Tuesday with pneumonia, and from the first his condition was serious. Mr. Waggoner was one of the kindest and best men we ever knew and we not believe he had an enemy. He was born in Perry County, Pa., Sept. 5, 1834, and resided there until 1873 when he moved to Cumberland County, Pa. He married Miss Ellen M. Murphy of Cumberland County Dec. 22, 1857. In 1881 Mr. and Mrs. Waggoner came west, locating in this county, where they have since resided. Mr. Waggoner was one of the Union’s defenders, serving in company F. 208th Pennsylvania Volunteers. He was a member of Col. Goodrich Post of this place. He leaves a wife; six sons and four daughters, to mourn the loss of a Loving husband and tender father. Funeral services will be held in the M.E. church today, in charge of the G. A. R. The friends will meet at the residence at 11 A.M. Obituary provided by: Nancy...

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Waggoner, Mary Ellen (Murphy) – Obituary

Aunt Ellen Waggoner, a dear old lady who numbered her friends by the score, passed away last Saturday forenoon at her home in Odebolt, after a long illness. She had been confined to her home for several years with rheumatism, and later was afflicted with a disease of the kidneys. Funeral services were conducted in the Presbyterian church Monday afternoon by Rev. W. A. Black, pastor of the Methodist church. Mary Ellen Murphy was born in Perry County, Pennsylvania, October 18, 1838. December 22, 1857 she was married to Henry Waggoner, and sixteen years later they moved to Cumberland County in the same state. In 1881 they came to this county and were tenants on the Cook farm for several years, later moving to what is now the Lookout farm, three miles west of Odebolt, where Mr. Waggoner died February 24, 1895. In 1897 the deceased moved to Odebolt. Mrs. Waggoner was the mother of eleven children, nine of whom survived. A son died in infancy and a daughter, Mrs. Ida Miles, died in New York state three years ago. The living are James C. of Randolph, Nebraska; Kate, wife of S. E. Wonderly of New Kingston, Pennsylvania; Albert B. of Wheeler township, this county; Harry of Odebolt, Edward of Lacona, New York; Phoebe, wife of Philip Heneman of Fostoria; Cyrus K. of Mallard, Iowa; Emma wife of Arthur...

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Biographical Sketch of Henry Lee

Henry Lee, proprietor of Summit Heights stock farm, near Battle Creek, Ida County, Iowa, was born near Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, March 17, 1833. He was married November 24, 1863 to Maria Fishburn, the daughter of John and Catherine Fishburn. Henry and Maria had 4 children: Harry F., Kate M., Myra M., and Thomas H. Mr. Lee’s ancestors were natives of the Emerald Isle. His father, Thomas Lee, was born in Lancaster County, Pa., June 22, 1785, died May 21, 1871. Mr. Lee’s father was a soldier in the War of 1812. His mother’s name was Mary Noble, and she died August 27, 1862 at 67 years. Henry Lee’s brothers and sisters were: Thomas, James, John, and Margaret E. Henry Lee enlisted in the Union army in September 1862 and was 1St Lt. Of the 165 Pa. Vol. Infantry for a period of one year. He recruited a company and became Captain of the 209th Pa. Volunteers. He was taken prisoner November 17, 1863, at Bermuda Hundred, Va., and first confined in Belle Island prison. He then was taken to Libby, to Danville, to Salisbury, and finally taken back to Libby prison. He was held a prisoner until February 22, 1864 when he was exchanged and sent to Annapolis, Maryland, where he again entered the fight for his country, serving until the close of the war in May 1865....

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