Wife: Frances Grecenia Lowe Loff Loaf Moore (7)
Born: 14 Aug 1845 in Hanover, Germany
Died: before 1900 in Kansas (8)
08 (M): John L. White
Born: Jul 1885 in Kansas (28)
James Richard White:
Buried: Sabetha Cemetery
Per father's estate papers: James was no longer a resident of Illinois as of 28 Aug 1862,
A possible match for James: 1880 Kansas, Nemaha Co, Rock Creek (Ancestry p. 9 of 38) I believe this is a correct match because age and birthplaces match. Plus James was known to have left Illinois. Mother's birthplace given as Pennsylvania per Familysearch.com. Also the names are similar: Ann MATILDA, SAMUEL E, JAMES A. also note use of initials. The family apparently spent time in Missouri as 1st 5 children were born there.
1900 census shows James a widower living w. 4 sons one of whom is married & has a child.
per N Henton: James served in the Civil war as a sergeant and a scout. He was in company 305 of Missouri Volunteers.
James was living with Will and Hulda when he died in September 28, 1910 He is buried at the Sabetha Cemetery next to Fannie.
Obituary for James White, courtesy of Norma Henton:
James White, one of Nemaha County's old settlers, passed away at the home of his son, William White, Friday morning, at 4:05 o'clock, September 28, 1910, at the age of 70 years, 1 month, and 16 days. Mr. White was an upright man and was loved by all his friends and neighbors, who will miss him greatly. Mr. White was born in Galena, Illinois, on the 12th day of August, 1840, and died of cancer of the stomach on the above mentioned date. About two months before his death he was taken to St. Joseph to be operated on, but his disease was already so far advanced the doctors feared for his recovery and he was taken back home. He enlisted as a soldier in 1861, belonging to the 5th Missouri, Company D. He was a volunteer from Illinois. He also served as sergeant in his company. Mr. White was the first assessor of Berwick township, guardian of the Germane girls*, who emigrated from the east and were picked up on the plains by General Miles and Bat Masterson, who later became the first Marshall of the city of Wichita. Mr. White was married to Miss Grace Moore in Illinois and in March 1878 came to Kansas, settling in Nemaha County, where he has always lived with the exception of one year, which he with his children spent in California. Eight children were born to Mr. and Mrs. White, all living and all residents of Nemaha County but one, the youngest daughter, Mrs. Isetta White-Stocking. The children are the following: Matilda Sellers of Wetmore; Sam, Will, Alfred, Gus, George and John, of this immediate vicinity, and Isetta Stocking of Newton, Iowa. Funeral services were held by the G. A. R. members at their hall in Sabetha with Mr. Wickins as commander, and his remains were placed to rest in the Sabetha cemetery. - Seneca Tribune
German girls - in 1874 the German family was heading west theough Kansas hoping to settle in Colorado. They were attacked by Cheyenne Indians on September 11, 1874. Mr & Mrs German, a son and a daughter were killed outright. Five other daughters were taken prisoner. One was murdered as they headed into Texas. The Cheyenne chief Stone Calf then took the two older girls, aged 15 and 13. Gray Beard kept the two younger ones aged 9 and 7 by McClellan Creek. On November 8 an army unit with Bat Masterson discovered Gray Beard's camp and attacked. When the battle was over Julia and Adelaide German were found huddled under a buffalo robe. A year later Stone Calf surrendered to the Indian Agency and the two older girls were recovered. This is the story of the German girls of whom James White became guardian.
Frances Grecenia Lowe Loff Loaf Moore:
Cause of Death: suicide
Per N Henton: "James and Fannie Lowe-or Loaf August 14, 1845 Hanover, Germany were married in Atchison County Missouri March 26, 1864.
Marriage license says Lowe. But another site I found says she was with a DR. Moore family in Buchanan Township Missouri and that her name was Fannie Loaf. James obit names her as Grace Moore, her tombstone Gresencia L. White--the cemetery records say Gresencia Grace Moore. (no proof, but legend says her parents died on of cholera on the ship coming from Germany. She had a sister (Walburga 1841 who married H. Alexander Tiehen and lived in Dawson, Nebraska she died at 37 years (1878 at Dawson Nebraska). "
"In 1892 Fannie filed for divorce and later took her own life."
According to info sent by Norma Henton, Fannie was raised by Dr. & Mrs. Moore who also took in and raised many other orphaned or abandoned children.
[Letter received 23 Oct 2008 gave place of birth]
Line 63 Dwelling 15 Family 15
White, Wm J. head 38 m1 13 yrs MO IL GER Farmer OA
Hulda wife 34 m1 13 ch born/living 9/8 NE OH IN
John H. son 11 KA MO NE
Clarence W. son 10 same
James R. son 8 "
Mary J. dau 6 "
William T son 4 "
Roy son 3 "
Fred son 1 "
Lawrence A son 3/12 "
White, James father 69 wd IL IRE PA
Line 78 dwelling 108 Family 108
White, William M Head R 51 birth states same as above Farmer OA
Hulda wife 43
John son 21
Clarence son 19
James son 17
Mary dau 16
Thomas son 14
Roy son 12
Fred son 10
Larsen son 8
Walter son 6
Melvin son 4
Line 23 Dwelling # 120 Family # 120 sheet 6A; Ancestry p. 11 of 12 19 Apr 1930
White, Will head R No radio 68 m. age 26 General Farmer OA
Hulda wife 54 20
Tom son 24
Fred son 21
Lawrence son 20
Walter son 18
Melvin son 14
Dorothy dau 8
[from "The Children of Will and Hulda White" June 2004]
Revised: November 26, 2016