We found some information in a family Bible and decided
to look up the name of Abraham Kalb. The websearch
brought us to this site. Here's what we found:
Abraham Kalb was born in Meigs County, Ohio,
February 13, 1844, of German Parentage. He was
confirmed in the Lutheran Church in Pomerroy,
April 12, 1857 and was educated in German schools.
He enlisted in Company B, 116 Regiment of Ohio
Infantry Volunteers August 15, 1862. He was with
Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley, at Winchester, and
on the forced march to Gettysburg and also in the
campaigns about Richmond and the surrender at
Appomattox. He was honorably discharged at Richmond,
VA. June 14, 1865.
In the spring of 1866, he came to Lawrence, Kansas,
and in the autumn of the same year he went to Lenexa,
Johnson County, Kansas, where Jan 8, 1868, he was
married to Emma J. Duncan.
To this union nine children were born--6 sons and 3 daughters:
T. E. Kalb of Princeton, Kansas
F.E. Kalb of Wellsville, Kansas
W.R. Kalb of Pasadena, California
Margaret Hammond of Vinland, Kansas
Charles Kalb of Baldwin City, Kansas
Arthur V. Kalb
Howard I. Kalb
Abraham Kalb was happily converted and joined the
M. E. (Methodist?) Church under the ministry of
Rev G. R. Houts on the Lenexa circuit December,
1870 and has lived a consistent Christian life
being a shining example to his children, friends,
He joined the Grand Army of the Republic (G. A. R.)
Post at Lenexa in 1881 and has always been a loyal,
faithful member of the order.
In the spring of 1894, he moved with his family to
his present home near Baldwin City, Kansas where he
has resided for the past 21 years.
After a severe illness of three weeks during which
he was so patient and thoughtful for others, he
passed peacefully away Monday, March 1, 1915 at
10:30 a.m. at his home survived by his wife, nine
children, and six grandchildren.
The funeral services were conducted Wednesday
afternoon from the First M.E. Church, Dr. S.S.
Klyne officiating. He took for his text, "If a man
die, shall he live again.?" There was a large
audience present despite the severe weather, showing
what high esteem the deceased was held by the
The G.A.R. burial service was given at the church by the officers of this splendid organization and taps were sounded for a departed soldier and citizen.
On March 3, 1894, Abraham Kalb entered his farm
south of town to make it his home. On the same day of the month twenty one years afterward, his body was taken
to Oakwood Cemetery and his soul went to his Maker
to rejoice thru the ages to come.
His life has been an eventful one and what is more important, it has been honorable thru out.
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According to the family Bible, this Abraham Kalb,
was the son of another Abraham Kalb and Elizabeth
Joachim. Elizabeth had been born in Alsace,
Lorraine, but the date wasn't recorded. In
addition to a son they named Abraham, Abraham and
Elizabeth also had a son named George Kalb who was
born Nov 11, 1850 and died May 12, 1912.
My wife's family descends from George Kalb who
married Caroline Glass from Helena, Arkansas.
Caroline was born Nov 6, 1854 and died Feb 8,1930. Caroline had 2 brothers, Fred and William,and 1
George and Caroline Kalb had 7 children
(4 daughters, and 3 sons): Cathryn Louise,
Bertha E., Anna M., Elizabeth A., Charles A.,
Frederick Q, and Edward F.
Cathyrn was born Oct 20, 1875 and died Feb 9, 1938.
She married Walter Elmore Beyland and bore 4 daughters: Marie Janice (born Jan 24, 1902), Helen Q., Carolyn A.,
and Virginia G.
Marie Janice Beyland married Herbert Francis Dischinger
and bore three children, Muriel Cathryn, Helen L., and
Muriel Cathryn married Lowell Foster Moore
September 23, 1924 and bore 8 children: Herbert,
Carole, Lynn, Melissa, Gary, Lowell Kathryn, Jeanice,
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