Page 256, transcribed by Carolyn Ward from History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas: embellished with portraits of well known people of these counties, with biographies of our representative citizens, cuts of public buildings and a map of each county / Edited and Compiled by L. Wallace Duncan and Chas. F. Scott. Iola Registers, Printers and Binders, Iola, Kan.: 1901; 894 p., [36] leaves of plates: ill., ports.; includes index.


256 cont'd HISTORY OF ALLEN AND  

CHARLES BALAND.

CHARLES BALAND, one of the few old settlers that remains in Allen county, was born in Sweden December 5, 1816. He came to Kansas in 1859 and took a claim on Coal Creek, three miles east of Humboldt, and has gone through all the hardships that go to make up a man's life in a new country.

Mr. Baland served in U. S. Grant's company in the Mexican war, a distinction of which he is justly proud. He was also in the army in the war of the Rebellion, which makes him a veteran of two wars. He has been one of the leading men in this county, serving as Register of Deeds for three terms. He has served almost continuously for thirty-five years as Justice of the Peace of Humboldt township and was post-master of Humboldt for many years.


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Page 256, transcribed by Carolyn Ward from History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas: embellished with portraits of well known people of these counties, with biographies of our representative citizens, cuts of public buildings and a map of each county / Edited and Compiled by L. Wallace Duncan and Chas. F. Scott. Iola Registers, Printers and Binders, Iola, Kan.: 1901; 894 p., [36] leaves of plates: ill., ports.; includes index.


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