The History of the Early Settlement of Norton County, Kansas

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on Jan 1, 1879; they afterward separated.  They had one child, Jessie Maud, born July 9, 1880.  She and her child who is now the only Landis in this country live in Norton.  Frank resides at Brener, Kansas.  Henry S. is an engineer on the Great Northern R R; he lives at Katispell [Kalispell ?], Montana.  Richard is a conductor on the Chicago and Northwestern and resides at Boone, Iowa.  Emma, the eldest daughter is married and lives at Minturn, Colorado.

bieber_cd.JPG (44784 bytes)Charles Darney Bieber was born at Allentown, Lehigh county Pennsylvania, December 2, 1839.  Moved with his parents to Trumbull county, Ohio in 1841; learned the carpenter's trade; moved to Lake county, Indiana in 1856; was married to Eliza Falsom August 8, 1859.  Volunteered in November 1861, in company E ninth Indiana Infantry, served three years and three months, was in battles of Green Brier, Fort Washington and Shiloh; was mustered out at Indianapolis.  He came to Kansas in September 1871; settled first in Republic county but came to Norton county in 1872.  They have three children; Charles Leonard was born July 4, 1860, and was married here April 11, 1886 to Ellen Hale; they have two children, Ray, his child, born January 6, 1887; Bessie born April 4, 1891, they reside on a farm in Grant township.

Carrie was born December 27, 1864.

Thomas was born October 18, 1866; he married Effie Vanosdel February 23, 1891; they have one child, Ira, born October 6. 1892. Thomas lives on the home farm at Calvert with his parents.

stevens.JPG (43607 bytes) David Ezra Stevens was born of Yankee parents in Clymer, Chautauqua county, New York, May 26 1836.  When six years of age be moved with his parents to Rock county, Wisconsin; received a common school education, taught school in winter and farmed in summer.  On September 16, 1861 he enlisted in the 13 Wisconsin Infantry, at Jamesville, Wisconsin.  His regiment was sent to Ft. Scott, Kansas, in the spring of '62; was stationed at Lawrence.  They were then ordered to New Mexico to quell an Indian outbreak. When they arrived at Ft. Rilly [Riley ?] they were ordered back; they were then on garrison duty at Columbus, Kentucky, and Ft. Henry, for nearly one year.  They went from there to Ft. Donelson where they arrived Feb. 13, 1863 but were too late for the fight.  They were then garrisoned at Donelson and Stevenson for some time.  He was in several skirmishes but in none of the principal battles.  He was then placed on detached service in a convalescing office, was afterward sent home on recruting (sic) service; in 1864 was for awhile in the office of the topographical engineer at Nashville where he remained until the expiration of his term, November 19, 1864.  He moved to Aplington, Butler county, Iowa, in 1865.  On March 17, 1867 he was married to Miss Sarah Ann Aplington; to them

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