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Abisha Sanders (1848-1909)


Posted By: Barry Mateer (email)
Date: 12/8/2017 at 11:50:36

Abisha Sanders was born in Perry county, Ohio, April 2, 1848, and died at Milburn, Nebraska, Thursday, November 25, 1909, aged 61 years, 7 months and 23 days.

He grew to manhood in his native county and was there married, September 10th, 1868 to Phoebe Travis. They came to this county in 1876. He was the father of twelve children, ten of whom are living and were present at the funeral. They are in order of their age, Albert, Mrs. Minnie Hall, Mrs. Carrie Moomey, Ora C. Orley, Vernon P., Mrs. Lottie Reisenstein, Mrs. Lora Mitchell, Clinton C., and Edith. Orley now resides at Othello, Wash., Mrs. Reisenstein at Omaha and Mrs. Mitchell at Peru, the rest in this county. Mrs. Sanders died December 14th, 1906

Deceased was sick but 24 hours and none of the children knew of his illness until they received news of his death. He was brought here for burial and funeral services were held at the Christian church Sunday. Interment being delayed to permit Orley who started at once from his home in Washington, to reach here.

Mr. Sanders served four years in the army during the civil war enlisting at a very early age, and made a good record as one of the boy soldiers who saved the Union. His comrades attended the service in a body to show their respect to the departed one with whom they fought and suffered, nearly a half century ago.
Osceola Sentinel, Dec. 2nd, 1909
Osceola Democrat, Dec. 2nd 1909

Clarke County History
Abisha Sanders, farmer and stock raiser, living on section five, Knox Township, was born in Perry County, Ohio, April 2, 1848, a son of Jesse and Epsey (Battin) Sanders, the father being a native of Georgia, and the mother born in Coumbiana County, Ohio. They were the parents of nine children- Benjamin, Clarinda, Jesse, John, Sarah and Abisha. Abisha spent his youth on a farm, his education being obtained in the common schools.

He enlisted in the defense of his country at the early age of fifteen years, he being one of the youngest soldiers in the company. He joined Company B, Tenth Ohio Cavalry, in February 1863, and participated in many engagements, and was with Sherman in his grand march to the sea. He was in General Kilpatrick’s command. He was honorably discharged at Cleveland, Ohio, in August 1865 when returned to his home in Perry County, Ohio. October 21, 1868, he was married to Phoebe Travis, of Perry County, and they have eleven children living – Matilda, Albert S., Stella A., Effie Alice, Carrie Irena, Ora Centennial, Orle F., Vernon P., Charlotte, Lora Blaine, and an infant unnamed.

Mr. Sanders has been a resident of Clarke County, Iowa, since the spring of 1878, when he located on his present farm in Knox Township. His farm contains 200 acres of as good as land as can be found in Clarke County, and is all under a high state of cultivation.

Mr. Sanders is a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, belonging to Post No. 189. In politics he is a Republican.

Osceola Sentinel, September 2, 1971


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