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Marshall County KS Archives Biographies.....Reed, Asher F. 1871 - 1908
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Author: B. F. Bowen

ASHER F. REED.

Asher F. Reed, now deceased, who was for many years one of the
well-known
farmers and highly respected citizens of Marysville township, Marshall
county,
was born at Champlain, Illinois, on April 30, 1871, being the son of Andrew
Jackson and Mary A. (Miller) Reed.

Andrew Jackson Reed was born in Chester county, Pennsylvania, on August
4,
1824, and was reared on the farm and received an excellent education in the
public schools. He remained a resident of the state of his nativity until he
was
twenty-eight years of age, when he located in Illinois. He and his family
later
came to Kansas and established their home on a farm of three hundred and
twenty
acres of excellent land in Marshall county, near Marysville. They remained
on
the farm for some five years when they sold the place and retired to
Marysville.
The money from the sale of the farm was invested in a cattle ranch in South
Dakota, which was managed by the son, Asher, for some years. It was at his
home
in Marysville that Andrew Jackson Reed died on November 15, 1906, and his
untimely death was mourned by the entire community, for he had ever taken
the
keenest interest in all things that would tend to the pleasure and the
happiness
of the people of his home district. For many years he was superintendent of
the
Sunday school of the Methodist Episcopal church, and while serving in that
capacity he not only won the friendship and love of the older people of the
church and Sunday school, but the children and young people were his most
enthusiastic admirers. His kind and pleasing disposition made for him many
friends in all the walks of life, and his greatest pleasure was in doing a
kind
deed for some friend and in giving happiness and comfort to the members of
his
family. His home life was a happy one, and few men enjoyed more the privacy
of
the home and the companionship of his family, than did Mr. Reed. To be with
his
family and his friends was one of the greatest pleasures that he could
enjoy.

Andrew Jackson Reed was the son of Hugh and Catherine (Gordon) Reed,
both of
whom were natives of Chester county, Pennsylvania. There they were educated
in
the public schools, grew up and were married. They lived their lives in the
county of their birth and were among the prominent people of the community
in
which they lived. Hugh Reed was for many years identified with the
Republican
party and took much interest in all local affairs, and served the people of
his
township as trustee as well as in many of the other offices of the district.
Mary A. (Miller) Reed was born in Chester county, Pennsylvania, on February
27,
1829, and was reared on the home farm and educated in the local schools. She
was
the daughter of Jacob W. and Ann G. (Bolton) Miller, both of whom were
natives
of the state of Pennsylvania. Her father was a shoemaker by trade and
carried on
a retail trade for many years. His birth occurred on November 13, 1803, and
he
died on May 22, 1862. The mother, Ann G. Miller, was born on August 5, 1808,
and
died on November 22, 1856. She was a woman of considerable ability and took
much
interest in the services of the Methodist Episcopal church, of which she was
a
member.

To Andrew Jackson and Mary A. Reed were born nine children as follow:
Fannie, Charles, Laura, Frank, Anna M., Harry T., Edwin A., Ella R. and
Asher
F., deceased. This family of children are now all deceased with the
exception of
Laura M. O'Neil, who is a resident of Indianapolis, Indiana, where Mr.
O'Neil is
employed by one of the railroads, and Ella R. Snyder, also a resident of the
city of Indianapolis, Indiana, where her husband is a well-known contractor
and
builder.

Asher F. Reed was reared on the home farm and received his education in
the
local schools and attended high school. As a lad and young man he assisted
his
father with the work on the farm, and at the age of twenty-three years he
started farming for himself. He rented his father's farm in Marysville
township
and here he was engaged in general farming and stock raising for five years.
For
the next two years he rented a farm in the same vicinity, after which he
operated his father-in-law's place for two years. He then purchased forty
acres
of his own in Marysville township, which he developed and improved. This
farm he
enlarged, until the time of his death on November 1, 1908, he was the owner
of
two hundred and eight acres of splendid land, all of which was well
developed
and nicely improved. He and his wife were regular attendants of the
Methodist
Episcopal church and were prominent in the social and the religious life of
the
community.

On November 25, 1893, Asher F. Reed was united in marriage to Julia
Kuoni,
the daughter of Mathias and Ursula (Bohner) Kuoni. Mr. and Mrs. Kuoni were
natives of Switzerland and there received their education in the public
schools,
grew up and later came to the United States. They were both born in the year
1835 and the father died on May n, 1905, and the mother on September 19,
1891.
They came to the United States in 1869, and for two years were residents of
Peru, Illinois, after which they came to Kansas and located on a farm in
Marshall county. Mr. Kuoni purchased a farm in Marysville township and here
he
spent the remainder of his life. He at first purchased railroad land and
then
homesteaded one hundred and sixty acres. He paid seven dollars per acre for
the
land he purchased; the whole tract today is worth one hundred dollars per
acre.
This farm he developed and improved and here he engaged in general farming
and
stock raising with success. In connection with his farm work he dug many
wells
in all parts of the county and became known in all parts of the district.
Mr.
and Mrs. Kuoni were identified with the Lutheran church and were long
prominent
in the social and religious life of the township. Mr. Kuoni believed in the
principles of the Democratic party and took much interest in all local
affairs,
and for a number of years served as road overseer. He was a strong advocate
of
the best roads and during his term of office, the roads of the district were
placed in the best condition possible.

To Mathias and Ursula Bohner Kuoni were born the following children:
John
H., a retired farmer of Marysville; Michael, a farmer of Idaho; Christina
Bigham, a resident of Idaho, where her husband is a successful farmer;
George, a
resident of Arizona, and is now a retired farmer; Julia, the widow of Asher
F.
Reed and one that died in infancy.

Julia (Kuoni) Reed was born in Marshall county, on November 25, 18/3,
and
was reared on the home farm and educated in the local schools. She remained
at
home until after her marriage to Mr. Reed. She now owns the farm in
Marysville
township, but lives across the road in Franklin, and during her residence in
this section, she has made for herself many friends, who hold her in the
highest
.regard and esteem. She takes much interest in the social and the moral
development of the community, and in the work of the Methodist Episcopal
church.
She and Mr. Reed were the parents of the following children : Clarence, who
was
born on June 11, 1897; Selmar on October 16, 1898, and Leslie A., on January
27,
1903. Selmar Reed was the first one of Marshall county's young men to answer
his
country's call in the war crisis. He has enlisted in the navy.


Additional Comments:
Extracted from:

History of Marshall County, Kansas: its people, industries, and institutions
by
Emma E. Forter

Indianapolis, Ind.: B.F. Bowen & Co. (1917)

File at: http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ks/marshall/bios/reed32bs.txt

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Marshall County KS Archives Biographies.....Reed, Asher F. 1871 - 1908
************************************************
Copyright. All rights reserved.
http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/copyright.htm
http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/ks/ksfiles.htm
************************************************

File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by:
Joy Fisher July 21, 2005, 4:09 pm

Author: B. F. Bowen

ASHER F. REED.

Asher F. Reed, now deceased, who was for many years one of the =
well-known
farmers and highly respected citizens of Marysville township, Marshall =
county,
was born at Champlain, Illinois, on April 30, 1871, being the son of =
Andrew
Jackson and Mary A. (Miller) Reed.

Andrew Jackson Reed was born in Chester county, Pennsylvania, on =
August 4,
1824, and was reared on the farm and received an excellent education in =
the
public schools. He remained a resident of the state of his nativity =
until he was
twenty-eight years of age, when he located in Illinois. He and his =
family later
came to Kansas and established their home on a farm of three hundred and =
twenty
acres of excellent land in Marshall county, near Marysville. They =
remained on
the farm for some five years when they sold the place and retired to =
Marysville.
The money from the sale of the farm was invested in a cattle ranch in =
South
Dakota, which was managed by the son, Asher, for some years. It was at =
his home
in Marysville that Andrew Jackson Reed died on November 15, 1906, and =
his
untimely death was mourned by the entire community, for he had ever =
taken the
keenest interest in all things that would tend to the pleasure and the =
happiness
of the people of his home district. For many years he was superintendent =
of the
Sunday school of the Methodist Episcopal church, and while serving in =
that
capacity he not only won the friendship and love of the older people of =
the
church and Sunday school, but the children and young people were his =
most
enthusiastic admirers. His kind and pleasing disposition made for him =
many
friends in all the walks of life, and his greatest pleasure was in doing =
a kind
deed for some friend and in giving happiness and comfort to the members =
of his
family. His home life was a happy one, and few men enjoyed more the =
privacy of
the home and the companionship of his family, than did Mr. Reed. To be =
with his
family and his friends was one of the greatest pleasures that he could =
enjoy.

Andrew Jackson Reed was the son of Hugh and Catherine (Gordon) Reed, =
both of
whom were natives of Chester county, Pennsylvania. There they were =
educated in
the public schools, grew up and were married. They lived their lives in =
the
county of their birth and were among the prominent people of the =
community in
which they lived. Hugh Reed was for many years identified with the =
Republican
party and took much interest in all local affairs, and served the people =
of his
township as trustee as well as in many of the other offices of the =
district.
Mary A. (Miller) Reed was born in Chester county, Pennsylvania, on =
February 27,
1829, and was reared on the home farm and educated in the local schools. =
She was
the daughter of Jacob W. and Ann G. (Bolton) Miller, both of whom were =
natives
of the state of Pennsylvania. Her father was a shoemaker by trade and =
carried on
a retail trade for many years. His birth occurred on November 13, 1803, =
and he
died on May 22, 1862. The mother, Ann G. Miller, was born on August 5, =
1808, and
died on November 22, 1856. She was a woman of considerable ability and =
took much
interest in the services of the Methodist Episcopal church, of which she =
was a
member.

To Andrew Jackson and Mary A. Reed were born nine children as =
follow:
Fannie, Charles, Laura, Frank, Anna M., Harry T., Edwin A., Ella R. and =
Asher
F., deceased. This family of children are now all deceased with the =
exception of
Laura M. O'Neil, who is a resident of Indianapolis, Indiana, where Mr. =
O'Neil is
employed by one of the railroads, and Ella R. Snyder, also a resident of =
the
city of Indianapolis, Indiana, where her husband is a well-known =
contractor and
builder.

Asher F. Reed was reared on the home farm and received his education =
in the
local schools and attended high school. As a lad and young man he =
assisted his
father with the work on the farm, and at the age of twenty-three years =
he
started farming for himself. He rented his father's farm in Marysville =
township
and here he was engaged in general farming and stock raising for five =
years. For
the next two years he rented a farm in the same vicinity, after which he
operated his father-in-law's place for two years. He then purchased =
forty acres
of his own in Marysville township, which he developed and improved. This =
farm he
enlarged, until the time of his death on November 1, 1908, he was the =
owner of
two hundred and eight acres of splendid land, all of which was well =
developed
and nicely improved. He and his wife were regular attendants of the =
Methodist
Episcopal church and were prominent in the social and the religious life =
of the
community.

On November 25, 1893, Asher F. Reed was united in marriage to Julia =
Kuoni,
the daughter of Mathias and Ursula (Bohner) Kuoni. Mr. and Mrs. Kuoni =
were
natives of Switzerland and there received their education in the public =
schools,
grew up and later came to the United States. They were both born in the =
year
1835 and the father died on May n, 1905, and the mother on September 19, =
1891.
They came to the United States in 1869, and for two years were residents =
of
Peru, Illinois, after which they came to Kansas and located on a farm in
Marshall county. Mr. Kuoni purchased a farm in Marysville township and =
here he
spent the remainder of his life. He at first purchased railroad land and =
then
homesteaded one hundred and sixty acres. He paid seven dollars per acre =
for the
land he purchased; the whole tract today is worth one hundred dollars =
per acre.
This farm he developed and improved and here he engaged in general =
farming and
stock raising with success. In connection with his farm work he dug many =
wells
in all parts of the county and became known in all parts of the =
district. Mr.
and Mrs. Kuoni were identified with the Lutheran church and were long =
prominent
in the social and religious life of the township. Mr. Kuoni believed in =
the
principles of the Democratic party and took much interest in all local =
affairs,
and for a number of years served as road overseer. He was a strong =
advocate of
the best roads and during his term of office, the roads of the district =
were
placed in the best condition possible.

To Mathias and Ursula Bohner Kuoni were born the following children: =
John
H., a retired farmer of Marysville; Michael, a farmer of Idaho; =
Christina
Bigham, a resident of Idaho, where her husband is a successful farmer; =
George, a
resident of Arizona, and is now a retired farmer; Julia, the widow of =
Asher F.
Reed and one that died in infancy.

Julia (Kuoni) Reed was born in Marshall county, on November 25, =
18/3, and
was reared on the home farm and educated in the local schools. She =
remained at
home until after her marriage to Mr. Reed. She now owns the farm in =
Marysville
township, but lives across the road in Franklin, and during her =
residence in
this section, she has made for herself many friends, who hold her in the =
highest
.regard and esteem. She takes much interest in the social and the moral
development of the community, and in the work of the Methodist Episcopal =
church.
She and Mr. Reed were the parents of the following children : Clarence, =
who was
born on June 11, 1897; Selmar on October 16, 1898, and Leslie A., on =
January 27,
1903. Selmar Reed was the first one of Marshall county's young men to =
answer his
country's call in the war crisis. He has enlisted in the navy.


Additional Comments:
Extracted from:

History of Marshall County, Kansas: its people, industries, and =
institutions
by
Emma E. Forter

Indianapolis, Ind.: B.F. Bowen & Co. (1917)

File at: =
http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ks/marshall/bios/reed32bs.txt

This file has been created by a form at http://www.poppet.org/ksfiles/

File size: 8.1 Kb

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