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Biographical Sketch of Isaac King

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Isaac King, of Germany, settled in Wythe County, Va., and married Barbara Stroup (late Mrs. Fipps, of Montgomery County, Mo.), by whom he had one son, John P. The latter settled in Montgomery County in 1835, and married Susan Stephenson; a granddaughter of James Heller, of revolutionary fame, and who was at the battle of Bunker...

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Biographical Sketch of Jacob Berger

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Jacob Berger, of Germany, came to America and settled first in Pennsylvania, but subsequently removed and settled in Pittsylvania Co., Va. His sons were William, Jacob, George, and John; and he had several daughters whose names we could not obtain. William was killed in the war of 1812, having volunteered to serve in place of his brother George, who had been drafted, and who, being a married man, could not leave his family. George married Mary Boatright, of Virginia, by whom he had Thomas A., Jacob, Louisa J., Lucy A., William J., Appalana F., Polly, David, Elizabeth, and Marialmnel. Jacob and Polly died young, in Virginia. The rest of the children came with their parents to Missouri in 1838, and settled in Montgomery County. Thomas married Ellen Stone, of Virginia. Louisa married Pleasant Davis, of Missouri. Lucy married Buckner Jefferson, of Missouri. Appalana married Erasmus McGinnis, of Missouri. Elizabeth married William...

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Biographical Sketch of Herman E. Retzlaff

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Herman E. Retzlaff was born in Germany, August 28, 1857. He is the son of Michael Retzlaff, who came to this country in 1861. His father was in business in Akron, Ohio, eleven years; came to Daviess County in 1874, and died here in 1878. Herman received his education at Akron, and after his parents came to Daviess County remained with them until he attained his majority, when he turned his attention to farming. He now resides on a farm in Sheridan Township, engaged in agricultural...

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Biographical Sketch of John P. Hatterscheidt

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now John P. Hatterscheidt, of Leavenworth County, was a German by birth who came from Cincinnati to Kansas in the spring of 1857. He did much work in the territory as an engineer and surveyor. In 1858 he served as a delegate to the Leavenworth constitutional convention. All the Germans were freesoilers and Hatterscheidt was an acknowledged leader among them. In the spring of 1859 he returned to Cincinnati, where he is reported to have died. Another account of his later years is that he made quite an impression on Abraham Lincoln when he visited Kansas; that when elected President he selected Hatterscheidt as a consul at some European point, and that he died...

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Biography of John Warner

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Nearly sixty years have passed since John Warner, then a young man in the full prime of enthusiasm and ambition, came to Kansas to seek his fortune in the young state. At that time his available eash assets consisted of $13, not a great sum with which to start in an unknown country. This was sufficient, however, and not many years had passed before he was on the high road to success. Now, in his eighty-fourth year, this Kansas pioneer and Civil war veteran is living in retirement at Manhattan, at which city he took his residence in 1908, after an eminently successful career as farmer and honorable, public-spirited citizen. John Warner was born in Baden, Germany, October 16, 1833, and was but five years old when, in 1838, his parents, John and Elizabeth (Pfiester) Warner, brought their family to the United States and settled on a farm in Clark County, Indiana. In 1847 Mr. Warner’s father gave up agricultural work to engage in railroad construction in Indiana and Kentucky, and was the builder of the first railroad in the latter state, from Louisville to Frankfort, a work in which his son, John, took a part. In 1852 the family removed to Tama County, Iowa, the father again resuming agricultural activities. John Waruer had received a...

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