No man is more justly entitled to space in these records of Cloud county than David Heller. Sparsely as the country was settled it made a contribution of men to Uncle Sam and among that number was Mr. Heller. He enlisted April 3, 1862, and was mustered out March 5, 1865, serving three years. He was in four different engagements, the most prominent of which were Cane Hill, and Prairie Grove. He was the second treasurer of Cluod[sic] county and held that office two terms. Was appointed captain of the militia by Governor Harvey, and was one of the three commissioners under an act of the legislature making it their duty to estimate the damages done by depredations of the Indians. It will be observed that these elections and appointments were of a high order and were not misplaced. He was always ready and willing to serve at the post of danger. Whenever there was an excursion to be made on account of Indians David Heller was sure to be among the number. His record is a proud one and worthy to be handed down to posterity.
Transcribed from E.F. Hollibaugh's Biographical history of Cloud County, Kansas biographies of representative citizens. Illustrated with portraits of prominent people, cuts of homes, stock, etc. [n.p., 1903] 919p. illus., ports. 28 cm.
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