Christian Bernhardt.

Indian raids in Lincoln County, Kansas, 1864 and 1869; story of those killed, with a history of the monument erected to their memory in Lincoln court house square, May 30, 1909 online

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suggested that he would like to throw up the job on that
account but I persuaded him to stay with it. Mr. Sahl-
mann would have had me for a friend forever as I never did
business with any man who was so kind, gentle and oblig-
ing. He did more than he had contracted for, and charged
nothing extra. Men of this class will live forever in the
memories of those who knew them.

Financial Statement.
As stated before the cost of the monument was $470; of
the stone walk around the monument, $32.00, of the three
settees, $25.00. Other small expenses connected with the
unveiling, for lumber, nails, hauling and hired labor,
for monument pictures for the newspapers and the
State Historical Society, were $14.50; making the total
cost of the monument and all pretaining to its erection
$541.50. The total collections to date are $531.55; leaving
a balance due me of $9.95. Every item was paid for
promptly when delivered, so there is nothing against the
monument. It is now ready to turn over to the people as
a permanent property of the county.

Death of James R. Mead.
Since the foregoing was written I have learned of the
death of James R. Mead, of Wichita, at the age of seventy
five years. He made a speech here on October 1st, 1908,
at the Old Settlers Reunion. To him belongs the honor
of placing the first five dollar note in my hand for the
pioneer monument fund. He gave me that money a few
hours before the monument committee was appointed,
showing his good faith that the citizens of Lincoln county
would furnish the remainder to complete the work. Mr.
Mead was an active life member of the Kansas State His-
torical Society and has been instrumental in preserving a



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great deal of the early history of this and surroundinj^
counties.

Erratum.
The following- is to be corrected in the inclosed list:
A. Zeio-ler should read $1.00 instead of 50 cents.
Wni. Mueller should read Wilbur Miller.
H. A. C. Anderson should read $1.00 in place of $10.00.
In addition to the inclosed subscription list add the fol-
lowing amounts which have been contributed since the
list was printed:

Daniel Vonada $1.00

H. E. Edwards .50

Elkvale School District 1.00
School District No. 14 1.00
W. M. Davis 1.00

H. Morton, Tescott 2.00



C. H. Berry


$1.00


John Ryan


1.00


Ed M. Harris


.50


Charles Kilmer


1.00


W. R. C. Beverly


5.00


W. W. McCanles


1.00




AS IT IS IN 1910



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Key to Map.

1 Where Ziegler and Alverson were overtaken and
their horses stolen.

2 Lorentz Christiansen's farm

3 Peter Christiansen's farm where E. Lauritzen and
wife, Stine, and Otto Petersen were killed and buried.

4 Where Petersen, Lauritzen, MeigherhofF, Weichell
and wives lived.

5-6 (). Petersen's farm — he had no house.
7-8 Meig-herhoff and WeichelTs farm — they had no
house.

1) Soldier's camp.

10 Where Meigherhoff and Weichell were killed and
buried, and Mrs. Weichell taken prisoner.

11 Where Mrs. Alderdice was taken prisoner and her
children killed.

12 Soldier's camp and Indian burial ground.

13 Stone cave and Indian cam]) where skulls were
found

14 Ferdinand Erhardt's farm where soldiers were
camped May 30th, 1869.

IT) Where the Strange boy was killed and the Schmutz
boy wounded.

16 Where the Moffitt brothers, Houston and Tyler
were killed and buried.

17 The Mofhtt farm.

l!S The Schermerhorn farm and store.



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Key to Map.
1 Where Ziegler and Alverson were overtaken and
their horses stolen.

•2 Lorentz Christiansen's farm

3 Peter Christiansen's farm where E. Lauritzen and
wife, Stine, and Otto Petersen were killed and buried.

4 Where Petersen, Lauritzen, Meig-herhoff, Weichell
and wives lived.

5-6 (). Petersen's farm — he had no house.
7-8 Meijuherhoff and Weiehell's farm — they had no
house.

l> Soldier's camp.

10 Where Meig-herhoff and Weichell were killed and
buried, and Mrs. Weichell taken prisoner.

11 Where Mrs. Alderdice was taken prisoner and her
children killed.

12 Soldier's camp and Indian burial g-round.

13 Stone cave and Indian camp where skulls were
found

14 Ferdinand Erhardt's farm where soldiers were
camped May 3(Jth, 1869.

IT) Where the Strange l)oy wjis killed and the Schmutz
boy wounded.

16 Where the Moffitt bj-others, Houston and Tyler
were killed and l)uried.

17 The Mortitt farm.

18 The Schermerhorn farm and stoi-e.



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