Husband: Hiram Kayhart (1 2 3 4)
Born: 26 Apr 1841 in Boonton, NJ (5)
Married: 01 Sep 1864 in Chilton, WI (16)
Died: 01 Jul 1924 in Dorchester, Clark, WI (6)
Father: Richard Kayhart
Mother: Elizabeth DeMouth
Spouses:
Wife: Harriet Mendel (8 9 10)
Born: 29 Jan 1847 in Michigan
Died:
Father:
Mother:
Spouses:
Children
01 (F): Emma Kayhart (11)
Born: about 1866 in WIsconsin
Died:
Spouses: Ed Collier
02 (F): Alice Kayhart (12)
Born: about 1867 in WIsconsin
Died:
Spouses: George Harper
03 (F): Anneta Kayhart (13)
Born: about 1869 in WIsconsin
Died:
Spouses: Henry Froland
04 (M): John W. Kayhart (14)
Born:
Died:
Spouses: Ada Winchel
05 (M): Wilbur Kayhart (15)
Born: 13 Jul 1878
Died:
Spouses:
Additional Information

Hiram Kayhart:

Buried: Dorchester Memorial Cemetery 7

Notes:

Co.K, 7th NJ Volunteers - Civil War

per obit - He enlisted Oct. 2, 1861, in 7th N.J. Infantry and was with the Army of the Potomac under Gen. Hooker. On June 13, 1862, he was discharged on account of illness, but on Sept. 1, 1864 re-enlisted with Co. D. 16th Wis. Infantry and joined Sherman in his famous march to the sea and was mustered out June 2, 1865, after taking part in the Grand Review at Washington.

Dorchester, Clark Co, WI pioneer

1870 Census - Hiram is a Wisconsin farmer, real estate worth $1200, Personal - $200. Name is spelled Keyhart. In the same County (Calumet) are cousins James and Jacob Demouth.

Footnotes
  1. Coffman/Barnett/Gervasi/Batterson and Moore.
  2. Census, Federal - 1850 - Morris Co, NJ, Pequannock Twsp - District # 15, p. 50 of 99.
  3. Census, Federal - 1870 - Calumet Co., WI, Charlestown twsp., Ancestry p. 19 of 32.
    (7 Jun 1870)
  4. Clark Co., WI Internet Library, ALHN & AHGP website (http://wvls.lib.wi.us/ClarkCounty/clark.htm).

    Source: 1918 History of Clark County, Wisconsin




    Mr. & Mrs. Hiram Kayhart


    HIRAM KAYHART, an elderly resident of Dorchester, Wis., widely known and respected, was born in Morris County, New Jersey, April 26, 1841, son of Richard and Elizabeth (Demouth) Kayhart. The parents were natives of New Jersey. The father died in 1849 and the mother about 1890. They had six children, three of whom are now living: Margaret, now Mrs. James Harper, of Portland, Ore. Hiram, of Dorchester, Wis., and Edward, of Sherman Township.



    It was in 1863 that Hiram Kayhart turned his back on the East and settled in Calumet County, Wis., where some eight or nine years of his life were passed. In 1872 he removed to Holton Township, Marathon County, this state, and homesteaded a tract of 160 acres land. He had brought with him a team of oxen and these proved useful, and practically indispensable, in breaking and clearing his land. His first residence there was a log cabin, in which he made his home for eight years. For many years he was connected with the lumber business, a part of that time being spent working in the camps and some twenty-five years as a jobber. In time he developed his farm and became prosperous, also taking a prominent part in local affairs, serving on his township board, and also on the school board, being director and treasurer of the latter for twenty years. In 1904, Mr. Kayhart retired and took up his residence in Dorchester, Clark County, where he is now spending his declining years in comfort, enjoying the rewards of a long life of industry. After making his home here he was elected to the village council, being the first representative of Dorchester on the county board. He has always been a Republican in politics and is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.



    Mr. Kayhart was married, Sept. 4, 1864, to Harriet Mendel, who was born in Michigan, Jan. 29, 1847, daughter of Reuben and Elizabeth (Smith) Mendel, her parents being from New York State. The father, who was a farmer, left Michigan for Wisconsin in 1853, locating in Calumet County. He was born Mar. 9, 1816, and died Aug. 26, 1901. His wife, born June 8, 1820, died Mar. 21, 1887. Of their seven children three are now living: Elizabeth Dudley, who resides in California Harriett, now Mrs. Kayhart, of Dorchester, and Jane Flower, who resides in Wyoming.



    Mr. and Mrs. Kayhart have four children, twenty-one grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The children are: Emma, wife of Ed Collier, of Rusk County, Wis., who has seven children of her own Alice, wife of George Harper, of Clark County, who has three children Anetta, wife of Henry Froland, of Clark County, and the mother of four children and John W., who married Ada Winchel, and has seven children. Hiram Kayhart, is a member of the Grand Army Post in Dorchester, having enlisted Oct. 2, 1861, in Company K, Seventh New Jersey Infantry, with which regiment he served in the Army of the Potomac, while it was under command of General Hooker. He was never captured or wounded, but was discharged on account of sickness, June 13, 1862. On Sept. 1, 1864, he enlisted again, this time in the 16th Wisconsin Infantry and, joining Sherman's army, took part in the March to the Sea, being honorably discharged June 2, 1865, after participating in the Grand Review at Washington.

  5. Clark County Genweb site (http://www.usgennet.org/usa/wi/county/clark).
  6. Ibid., http://www.usgennet.org/usa/wi/county/clark/clark/data/1/bbs15/15526.htm.

    Obit: Kayhart, Hiram (1841 - 1924)
    Poster: Stan


    Surnames: KAYHART MENDEL FROLAND

    Source: DORCHESTER/ABBOTSFORD CLARION (Abbotsford, Clark Co., WI) 07/04/1924

    Kayhart, Hiram (26 APR 1841 - 1 JUL 1924)

    The eternal roll call has sounded again for another Civil War Veteran, this time Hiram Kayhart of this village (Dorchester, Clark County, Wis.) answered the call and has passed on to be with the vast company gone before.

    Mr. Kayhart has not been well for about a year, but has been seriously ill only about two weeks, passing away Tuesday morning, July 1st, 1924. The funeral services were held yesterday afternoon in the Little White Church, Rev. Marks officiating, and the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery south of town, Messrs. Fred and Dick Mead, A. Sorenson, H. Marquardt, G. A. Bobbe and O. Manas acting as pallbearers.

    Hiram Kayhart was born at Boonton, N.J., April 26, 1841, and was 83 years, 2 months and 5 days at time of death.

    He was united in marriage to Harriet Mendel at Chilton, Wis., Sept. 1, 1864. Six children were born to them, two deceased, four living, one son, Wilbur Kayhart and three daughters, Mrs. Froland of this village, Mrs. Harper of Greenwood, and Mrs. Collier of Bruce.

    In 1871 the Kayharts came to Dorchester country and settled on the farm that Wilbur now has. Nineteen years ago they purchased the Bursell property and Mr. and Mrs. Kayhart moved into the village, their work well done as pioneers of the community for they had done their share in making this the beautiful farming country we behold.

    After Mrs. Kayhart's death, his daughter, Mrs. Froland and husband, saw to the father's comfort until he slipped away to join her whom he loved and missed.

    We must not forget that though we prize Mr. Kayhart as a pioneer of Dorchester country, that he also belonged to that company of grand old men who fought to preserve our nation's unity and are deserving of our best love.

    He enlisted Oct. 2, 1861, in 7th N.J. Infantry and was with the Army of the Potomac under Gen. Hooker. On June 13, 1862, he was discharged on account of illness, but on Sept. 1, 1864 re-enlisted with Co. D. 16th Wis. Infantry and joined Sherman in his famous march to the sea and was mustered out June 2, 1865, after taking part in the Grand Review at Washington.



  7. Ibid.

    Posted by: "CurtB" curt67[EMail address deleted] curtbocha
    Thu Nov 25, 2010 7:02 am (PST)


    Kayhart was a Dorchester pioneer. He is buried in Dorchester Memorial Cemetery.

  8. Census, Federal - 1870 - Calumet Co., WI, Charlestown twsp., Ancestry p. 19 of 32.
  9. Clark County Genweb site (http://www.usgennet.org/usa/wi/county/clark), http://www.usgennet.org/usa/wi/county/clark/clark/data/1/bbs15/15526.htm.
  10. Clark Co., WI Internet Library, ALHN & AHGP website (http://wvls.lib.wi.us/ClarkCounty/clark.htm), Biographies - Hiram Kayhart.

    Mr. Kayhart was married, Sept. 4, 1864, to Harriet Mendel, who was born in Michigan, Jan. 29, 1847, daughter of Reuben and Elizabeth (Smith) Mendel, her parents being from New York State. The father, who was a farmer, left Michigan for Wisconsin in 1853, locating in Calumet County. He was born Mar. 9, 1816, and died Aug. 26, 1901. His wife, born June 8, 1820, died Mar. 21, 1887. Of their seven children three are now living: Elizabeth Dudley, who resides in California Harriett, now Mrs. Kayhart, of Dorchester, and Jane Flower, who resides in Wyoming.

  11. Census, Federal - 1870 - Calumet Co., WI, Charlestown twsp., Ancestry p. 19 of 32.
  12. Ibid., Ancestry p. 19 of 32.
  13. Ibid., Ancestry p. 19 of 32.
  14. Clark Co., WI Internet Library, ALHN & AHGP website (http://wvls.lib.wi.us/ClarkCounty/clark.htm), Biographies - Hiram Kayhart.

    Mr. and Mrs.(Hiram) Kayhart have four children, twenty-one grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The children are: Emma, wife of Ed Collier, of Rusk County, Wis., who has seven children of her own Alice, wife of George Harper, of Clark County, who has three children Anetta, wife of Henry Froland, of Clark County, and the mother of four children and John W., who married Ada Winchel, and has seven children.

  15. Ibid., 1918 History of Clark County, Wisconsin.

    Source: 1918 History of Clark County, Wisconsin

    WILBUR KAYHART, a representative young farmer of Marathon County, residing just across the Clark County line, was born on the homestead where he now lives, July 13,1878, son of Hiram Kayhart, of whom a memoir appears elsewhere in this volume. He was educated in the district schools of Holton Township, and grew to manhood on the farm where he has always lived and of which he is now the proprietor.



    He was married, April 2, 1903, to Ada Winchell, who was born on her father's homestead in Clark County, Dec. 8, 1879. Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Kayhart are the parents of seven children: Blanche, born Jan. 4, 1904 Albert, Aug. 17, 1905 Helen, Sept. 27, 1907 Floyd, Sept. 24, 1909 Idella, Aug. 16, 1911, Donald and Dorothy, Sept. 2, 1916, the two last mentioned being twins. The family attend the M. E. Church. In politics Mr. Kayhart is a Republican.


  16. Clark County Genweb site (http://www.usgennet.org/usa/wi/county/clark), http://www.usgennet.org/usa/wi/county/clark/clark/data/1/bbs15/15526.htm.
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