Charles D. Ise, of Coffeyville, has been a member of the legal profession only three years, but has already given promise of a very successful career in law. He is a native of the State of Kansas, born at Downs, Osborn county, March 7, 1880. He is of German descent, son of the late Henry C. Ise of Osborn county, who was born in Württemberg, Germany, and immigrated to the United States when sixteen years of age. When the cloud of Civil war broke over his adopted country Henry C. Ise, at the age of eighteen, tendered his services to the Union and enlisted in Company A, Tenth Illinois infantry, which was mustered in April 29, 1861, at Cairo, Ill., for three months' service. This regiment was mustered in for three years' service at Cairo, July 29, 1861. It was soon removed to Mound City, Ill., where it remained through the winter, taking part in January, 1862, in the movement of Grant's forces toward Columbus and Paducah. It engaged in the siege of New Madrid, and in the night movement of March 12 advanced on the place, drove the enemy's pickets, established earthworks and planted four field pieces commanding the Confederate forts, without raising alarm until daylight, when the Federal fire opened. On April 7 it crossed the river from New Madrid in the advance of Pope's army, intercepted Confederates retreating from Island No. 10, bringing to surrender, at Tiptonville, General Mackall, with several thousand men and a large amount of field artillery and small arms; joined in the siege of Corinth; put a stop to Wheeler's cavalry raids; on Nov. 24, 1863, it crossed the Tennessee river on pontoons and supported Sherman's attack on Missionary Ridge; was with Sherman at the siege of Atlanta and participated in the movements of the Army of the Tennessee on the "March to the Sea," ending with the taking of Savannah. It joined in the Carolina campaign and after Johnston's surrender the regiment moved to Richmond, Fredericksburg and Washington, where it participated in the grand review. It was mustered out July 4, 1865, and Mr. Ise received his final discharge, at Chicago, Ill., July 11, 1865. For a short time after the war he resided in Illinois, and then removed to Iowa. In 1872 he came to Kansas and secured a homestead in Osborn county, where he thereafter resided until his death, in 1900, when fifty-nine years of age. He was a successful farmer and stock raiser and established one of the most handsome farm residences of Kansas on the homestead, which he developed and improved until it became one of the best of Kansas farms.
The name "Ise" was changed by Mr. Ise when he came to America, from "Eisenmenger," by which name his family was known in the Fatherland. The family, a prominent one in Germany for many, many years, is of the nobility.
Henry C. Ise married Rosa C. Haag, who survives him and resides at Lawrence, Kan. They became the parents of six sons and five daughters.
Charles D. Ise was reared on the farm and received his earlier education in the country schools of his locality. In 1898 he graduated in the high school at Downs, Kan., and, in 1900, graduated in the Kansas State Normal School at Emporia. In 1906 the University of Kansas conferred on him the degree of Bachelor of Arts and, in 1908, it honored him with the degree of Master of Arts and of Doctor of Laws. He was a member of the Kansas University football squad in 1903-04, in 1906 playing full back and half back. He was center on the Kansas State Normal football, team, in 1899, and caught for its ball team in the spring of 1900. During his vacations he operated a steam thresher, and for a time traveled as an expert machinist for the International Harvester Company, thus paying his college expenses. He engaged in the profession of teaching a few years and was principal of the ward school at Downs, from 1900 to 1902; was principal of the Osborn High School, from 1902 to 1905; principal of the high school of Holton, Kan., from 1905 to 1908; and in 1908 became principal of the Coffeyville High School. In June, 1909, he began the practice of law at Coffeyville, where he has already won a reasonable success in his profession. In September, 1910, he and Ben L. Jones formed a law partnership under the firm style of Ise & Jones. Mr. Ise is a Republican in party affiliations, and fraternally is a Master Mason. He is a member of the Presbyterian church, and is also a member of the Acacia college fraternity of the University of Kansas.
Mr. Ise was united in marriage in 1910 to Miss Belle Stagg, an estimable young lady of Topeka, Kan.Pages 1237-1238 from volume III, part 2 of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed December 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM195. It is a two-part volume 3.
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