MOSES AGERS. - In a publication of this character, it is indeed appropriate to incorporate a memoir of a representative pioneer citizen of such worth as Moses Agers, who devoted his activities to what Daniel Webster has called the most important industry of man, farming. Mr. Agers was one of the veterans of the Civil war and as such, his memory is entitled to particular distinction. He was born on the 13th day of August, 1837, in Montgomery county, Kentucky. He was reared in his native state and just previous to the Civil war came to Platte county, Missouri, where for a time he engaged in farming. In the course of a few years he removed to Kansas, where he engaged in freighting, carrying goods to and from Denver across the plains in ox teams. When the long lowering Civil war cloud broke in all its fury and the conflict between the states became a dread reality, Mr. Agers enlisted as a member of Company K, Fifteenth Kansas Infantry and saw active service throughout the entire course of the struggle. He returned to Wyandotte county, Kansas, at the termination of the war and engaged in farming for the remainder of his life, it being his fortune to serve his country as well and faithfully in time of peace as in war, as a good and useful citizen.
In the month of April, 1869, Mr. Agers was united in marriage to Miss Laura Gebhart, daughter of William and E. (Lizzie) Gebhart. Their happy union was blessed by the birth of the following nine children: William, who died when young; James H., Frances M., Lizzie E., Smith A., Gertrude, Charles, Roscoe and Ethel.
On September 22, 1890, occurred the demise of Moses Agers, and although nearly a score of years has passed since that time his memory remains green in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. His widow survives and makes her residence in Walcott, Wyandotte county, Kansas, where she owns a most desirable home.
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