Goodland Republic, May 23, 1918
Died: May 22, 1918
John Arendt was born in Maryland
in 1827 and died May 22, at the home of his son at Clark avenue age 90 years and
When a young man he moved to
Illinois. A few months after the civil war began he volunteered joining Co. B.
10th Illinois infantry. He fought as a soldier of his country until the close of
the war. a period of three years and ten months.
He was united in marriage to
Elizabeth Ann Wear November 17, 1864. To this union were born two sons, one of
whom died in infancy and the other, John Arendt of this city. His wife died in
1885. In 1886 he with his family moved to Sherman county. Kansas. He began a
general mercantile business at what was then Eustis and when that town moved to
Goodland he brought his store here and continued to in business for about five
years. At the end of this time he retired from business but continued to make
this place his home until his death. He was one of the pioneer citizens of this
county and of northwest Kansas and was generally known in this part of the
state. Besides his son he leaves to mourn his going a brother, grandson and
other relatives. The W. R. C. conducted a short, impressive service at the
grave. The funeral services were in charge of Rev. O. B. Alien.
CONTRIBUTED BY LLOYD P. HOLBROOK, RESEARCHER OF G. A. R. POST , W. R. ROBERTSON POST #428