Location: Perry County PA

Biography of Chester I. Long

Definite distinction and assured prestige have been gained by Chester I. Long as one of the representative member of the Kansas bar, and his influence in public affairs had been wide and potent, as indicated by the fact that he was elected to the United States Senate from Kansas and had been a recognized leader in the councils of the republican party in the Sunflower State. He is engaged in the practice of his profession in the City of Wichita, had honored Kansas by his character and achievement, and is eminently entitled to recognition in this history. Mr. Long was born on a farm in Perry County, Pennsylvania, on the 12th of October, 1860, and is a son of Abraham G. and Mary Long. His father was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in 1812, and was a resident of Daviess County, Missouri, at the time of his death, in 1891, the major part of his active career having been marked by close and effective association with the industry of agriculture. His ancestors came from Germany and located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in the early part of the eighteenth century. He continued to reside in his native state until 1865, when he removed with his family to Daviess County, Missouri, where he developed the old homestead farm which was his residence until his death. His widow passed the closing period...

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Biography of David B. Wright

David B. Wright was born in Millerstown, Pennsylvania, March 26, 1867, a son of John B. and Elmira (Cox) Wright, both of whom are natives of Pennsylvania. His father, who died in Missouri, enlisted in the Forty-second Pennsylvania Infantry and served until the battle of Gettysburg. He and his wife had five children: William I., deceased; James A. of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; David B.; Minerva, widow of John L. McKinsie of Champaign; and John B., deceased. When David B. Wright was seven years of age he was sent to a soldiers’ orphans’ home in Pennsylvania, where he remained until he was sixteen. After that he continued as a teacher in the orphans’ home for one year. While there, in addition to literary studies, he had learned the marble cutting trade and he worked at it for three years at Newport, Pennsylvania, and subsequently was in business at another town in that state. In 1889 Mr. Wright came out to Champaign County and located at Mahomet. For about four years he was employed on farms, and then capitalized his experience and invested his modest means in a place of 100 acres in section 17 of Champaign Township. That farm has since been the object of his constant endeavors at improvements and he has found himself well situated in later years, commanding the resources of a good farm and having every comfort...

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Biography of Lloyd S. Fry

Lloyd S. Fry. When he came to the City of Manhattan in 1883, Mr. Fry engaged at once in the work which had occupied him for a number of years in Pennsylvania and Kansas and which brought him an enviable place among the state’s leading educators. He was employed as a teacher in the College Hill School, and in 1886 was elected superintendent of the city schools of Manhattan, a position he held two years. His record as an educator included two years in charge of the schools of Randolph, one year at Atwood, three years at Hays City. In all this time he was also an important factor in school institute work, and showed unusual ability not only as an instructor but in broadening and uplifting the general standards of school management in his county. When he gave up teaching in 1894, Mr. Fry went to farming. For eighteen years he conducted a general farm and dairy in Manhattan Township of Riley county, and that was a business congenial as well as profitable, so that in 1912 he was able to retire from his active duties as a farmer and has since lived in a comfortable home in Manhattan. Lloyd S. Fry was born near Millerstown in Perry County, Pennsylvania, April 25, 1855, a son of Simon H. and Catharine A. (Bretz) Fry. His parents were natives of...

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Biography of John Loy

John Loy, father of Mrs. Edwin Grant Betz, was born in Perry County, Pennsylvania, in 1840. He grew up and married there, took up farming as his vocation, afterwards moved out to Illinois and was a farmer near Freeport four years, then returning to his native state and county, where he remained five years. On his next journey westward he came to the vicinity of Chapman, Kansas, arriving in the spring of 1880 and buying a section of land in Dickinson County. He was more than ordinarily successful as a farmer and business man, and was one of the esteemed residents of Chapman when he died in 1887. Though a democrat, he voted for Lincoln during war time. He was one of the pillars in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in any community where he lived. John Loy married Matilda Reapsome. She was born in Perry County, Pennsylvania, in 1842 and is now living at Chapman, Kansas. Her grandfather Reapsome was a native of Germany, ran away from home at the age of fourteen, and came to America. While in Pennsylvania he attracted the favor and good will of a Mr. Piper of Perry County. Piper had taken up a large tract of Government land, including several thousand acres, and for some reason did not wish this land to revert to any of his relatives. In order to make assurance...

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Biography of David Morey

David Morey, one of the pioneers of Redlands, was born in Perry County, Pennsylvania, in 1824. His father, Jacob Morey, moved to Delaware County, Ohio, at an early day, and took a farm out of the woods. He died there at the age of ninety years. His mother, Barbara (Jacobs) Morey, is still living, at the advanced age of ninety-two years. The subject of this sketch left home at the age of fourteen to learn the cabinet trade. He worked at this trade in Marysville, and in 1842 went to Indianapolis, where he remained until 1845. He then went to Lexington, Kentucky, and in 1850 started from St. Louis across the plains to California. They left Independence, Missouri, May 10, 1850, and were on the way four months to Nevada City, California. Mr. Morey, like many others, engaged in mining from 1850 to 1858. He then went to Scottsburg, Oregon, where he worked at the cabinet trade and ship-joining on river steamers. Then he went to Columbia River and helped built steamers. After this he came back to the Cascades and built the steamer “Iris;” then to Puget Sound, to Victoria, and finished the steamer “Alexandria,” for William Moore. He then went to Umpqua River and built the steam sawmill and the schooners, “William F. Brown,” “Pacific” and “Mary Cleveland.” In 1870 he went to San Francisco, and from...

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Perry County, Pennsylvania Census Records

1790 Perry County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1790 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  Hosted at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1800 Perry County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1800 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  Hosted at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1810 Perry County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1810 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  Hosted at Census Guide 1810 U.S. Census Guide 1820 Perry County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1820 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1820 Perry County, Pennsylvania Census Images $ Hosted at HollyBerries Heads of Household Hosted at Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives Census Index Buffaloe Township Greenwood Township Juniata Township Rye Township Saville Township Toboyne Township Tyrone Township Hosted at USGenWeb Census Project Census Index Tyrone Township Toboyne Township Rye Township Saville Township Juniata Township Greenwood Township Buffaloe Township Townships Hosted at Census Guide 1820 U.S. Census Guide 1830 Perry County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1830 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1830 Perry County, Pennsylvania Census Images $ Hosted at HollyBerries Heads of Household Hosted at Census Guide 1830 U.S. Census Guide 1840 Perry County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1840 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial ...

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Perry 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 Perry County PAGenWeb Project Bealor Cemetery Lawrence Kumler Farm Little Cemetery Mannsville Lutheran Churchyard Markelsville Cemetery, aka St. John’s Lutheran & Reformed Churchyard Millerstown Cemetery New Bloomfield Cemetery Newport Cemetery Oak Grove Church of God Cemetery Ogle Burial Ground Pfoutz Valley United Brethren Churchyard Restland Cemetery St. Andrew’s Churchyard St. John’s Lutheran & Reformed Churchyard St. Matthew’s Lutheran Churchyard St. Michael’s Churchyard St. Paul’s Cemetery St. Peter’s Churchyard Sheaffer’s Valley Church of God Cemetery Smiley Burial Grounds Sweishelm Burial Grounds Walnut Grove Methodist Churchyard Cemeteries hosted at Perry County Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives Acker Burial Ground, Cove, Greenwood Township Allen’s Cove Cemetery, Penn Township Barnett Burial Ground, Cove, Penn Township Bull Hill, Tuscarora Township Mount Zion (Old Dutch) Evangelical Lutheran & German Reformed Churchyard, Carroll Twp Centre Presbyterian: Madison Township Church Hill Cemetery , partial Crow and related families, Liverpool Area Deardorff/Gantt Burial Ground, Oliver Township Dellville Church Cemetery, Dellville , partial Duncannon Union Duncannon Union, United Brethern Elliottsburg Cemetery, Elliottsburg, Spring Township Emanuel Lutheran and Reformed Churchyard, Buffalo Mills, Saville Twp Eschol Cemetery, Saville Twp Evergreen Meth. Cemetery, Duncannon Eby Cemetery Fairview Methodist Episcopal Cemetery, Toboyne Twp Foose Cemetery, Spring Township Gailey/White/Roberts Cemetery, Penn Twp Henry’s Valley Burial Ground, Jackson...

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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 William Smith

William Smith was owner and proprietor of the Central Roller Mills, Ida Grove, Ia. He succeeded Wilkinson & Smith in the milling business, this firm having succeeded Brown & Ream. Mr. Brown was the founder of the milling plant and erected the a two-story structure building in 1883. It was a buhrstone mill having a capacity of 40 barrels. In 1887 it was changed to a roller mill by Wilkinson & Smith and its capacity increased to 60 barrels per day. Mr. Smith then erected a new engine house, removed the old slide valve and replaced it with a Reynolds-Corliss engine. Three men were employed in the mill. The product brand names were “Ivory Patent,” “White Pearl,” and “Oasis.” William Smith was born April 7, 1852 in Perry County, Pennsylvania. His parents were John and Sarah (Bauserman) Smith. He was raised on a farm and came West when 25 years old. He first located in Sac County, then Battle Creek in Ida County, and then became the owner of the Central Roller Mills at Ida Grove. He married Matilda J. Shearer of Dellville, Pa. in January 1883. They had 5 children: Samuel M., Sarah E., William W., and Jennie B, and Emily...

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